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m Anniversary HOWITZER INDEX TO BUILDINGS I Filler Bed 13 Memorial Hall 25 Quartermasters Buildings 2 Lusk Reservoir 14 Hotel 26 Post Exchonge 3 Observatory 15 Library 27 Artillery Barracks 4 R R Stotion 16 Chapel 28 Band Barracks 5 Old Hospital lOfTicersOrs 1 17 Academic Building 29 Army Service Barracks 6 Bochelor Officers Ouorters 18 Code! Barracks 30 Engineer Barracks 7 Hospitol 19 Gymnasium 31 Commissary Store House 8 Codet Mess 20 Officers Quarters 32 Laundry 9 Riding Hall 21 Ordnonce Laboratory 33 Catholic Chapel 10 Cavalry Stoble 22 Siege Battery 34 Post School 11 Cavolry Barracks 23 Gos Works 12 Officers Mes» 24 Seo Coast Battery MAP or THIL U,S«M»A BEFORE IMFEOVEMENTS. SCALE 1 JNCM ' 400 FEET. I903 f 1) Qis EQES 43 a ? B " «t i4 ' a;f -TUKmsBsammmTr zr- ■mEfflffiBinH H W I 4 6 ,».»•»« « 1 1 W V 1 " • - 5 - »■ ISi Li 1 J 1 W W en 1 W ■ " %J ' ■ m ■ -. „., ,,- - I J 1 n1 ll «: ' F] llb Mjiiask T ' 3 F I F T A H Y HOWITZER d THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY • y V Arf w ih POINT 1 9 ISA ThI 1 • • » " ' tf " L ' ■ ■ ' ■• ' " C O O THE HOWITZER STAFF PEESEITTS for the fiftietli time the history of a class of the Military Academy. Today ' s new class— 1946— takes its place in the line of graduates who, in the trying circumstances and unsettled conditions of World War II, have again furthered the prestige and dignity of the profes- sion of arms hy faithful devotion to Duty, Honor, and Country. : mm m mmmammt ■ ■■■ ' iiL » ' — n n M jHH il SlH : V VX v ' ' • K ' s . ...-- " ■ — V Sk m fei B H 1 ■ 1 DICATED TO OUH COMRADES IIT ARMS WHO PLANNED WITH SOUND JUDG- MENT, LED WITH OUTSTANDING ABILITY, FLEW AND FOUGHT WITH GREAT VALOR FOR OUR LATEST VICTORY. ' J -«ct A - , " ' V v. • .:. -?s. :■ VI Corps, Army ef the Potomac Father of our country " ji»f4v-. !S««IBB » «, ■ ' •- a»:jr!Sji«: And rugged hills that wen their home ' ' Uf the Hudson jrom Trophy Point ■ " «iV Wathing ton Hall ... %vv ; , ' i..; Thi daily path " " " " ■■■fllS fe— - — : Entering Flirty Those summer afternoons Seventeen steps to Sheridan it;- - i; { 0Mt fe ; M|fc: g« " ' ' y. iWlH Every man an athlete m : Observatory Hill !?WlLt! UTAH BEACH ADMINISTRATION f ' CH(lB(,CE, mONClS » PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA mi{ 3. mmm EJICA SECRETARY OF WAR defii diiefism CHIEF OF STAFF wii Jii . Cisennmen 30 r r 1 SUPERINTENDENT OF THE MILITARY ACADEMY QflajM enefial Ji. S . aylsfi 31 COMMANDANT OF CADETS FORMER COMMANDANT OF CADETS 32 ik CADETS SUPEHIHTEITDEITT ' S STAFF As soonjas our practical military instruction began, wc began to realize the im- portance of the Superintendent ' s Staff. These are the men who direct the services of the post detachments. Their expert guidance has enabled us to gain a lasting and effective knowledge of the subjects presented, which are essential to the prosecution of a successful military career. The transition from the wartime three-year course to the peacetime four was but another enormous task effected smoothly and efficiently by these men of the Superintendent ' s Staff. To them we give our thanks for a job well done, a lasting service to a group of grateful men. Front Row: Col. Branham, Col. Smith, Col. Badger, Maj. Gen. Tavlor, Col. Carbonell, Col. Viney, Col. Grant. SaonJRaw.Col. Chandler, Col. Verveck, Col. Azoy, Col. Blaik, Col. Fraser, Col. L. M.Jones. Third Raw: Maj. Johns, Lt. Col. Briggs, Lt. Col. Kost, Col. Webster, Col. Swofford, Col. Wildrick, Maj. P. F. John- son. Back Row: Chaplain Walthour, Lt. Stewart, Capt. Rogers, Maj. Stowell, Maj. Fellows. 33 • 2A. 1. -f,0 - rA. THE ACADEMIC BOARD The Academic Board governed our lives even before we entered West Point, for it made out the regular and validating entrance examinations and graded the papers. But its functions are more widespread than this: it arranges our course of study, selects our textbooks, determines the number of days for Christmas and summer leaves, and most of all, it sets the standards for proficiency, thus deciding the fate of those who are so unfortunate as to be " turned out. " Having already demonstrated its ability to change from a well-rounded four-year course to an accelerated three without lowering West Point ' s high academic prestige, this body of men, composed of the Superintendent and his staff of department heads, now set upon the task of reconversion to the four-year course. Ours, the Class of 1946, is the last undivided three-year class to graduate from the Military Academy. By an ingenious system of points, based on previous years of service, age, academic standing, and a hundred other things, the Academic Board split the Class of 1947 in half, one half graduating in 1947 and the remainder in 1948. J ° ' - W. £. « ORRISON J, H GGINS " ff ff M, COL. v.. S. 5N » « LT. COL. G. R. STEVENS DEPAHTMEUT of CHEHISTHY and ELECTRICITY Yearling year found us pondering over the periodic chart, molecules, atoms, and electrons in our efforts to master the science of Chemistry. In the lab we were confronted with such tasks as titration, evaporation, and filtration. Several lectures given throughout the course served to supplement our knowl- edge and to illustrate many important chemical laws. Juice, too, had its problems, and we spent many hours working out prob- lems concerning Kirchoff ' s and Ohm ' s laws. Here our lab work was altogether different, but we soon learned to hive out complicated electrical circuits and to connect ammeters, volt meters, and resistors with the ease of an Edison. DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICITY Bottotn Row; Lt. Col. R. 1. Heinlein, Jr.. Lt. Col. C. R. Nichols, Col. B. W. Bart- lett, Prof., Col. C. L. Fenton, Prof., Lt. Col. E. C. Wallace, Asst. Prof., Lt. Col. L. E.Johnson, Lt. Col. P. M. Honnell. Center Row: Capt. J. H. Watkins, Capt. H. D. Hawes, Maj. A. T. Vick, Ma]. F. L. Woods, Capt. E. C. Cutler, Jr., Capt. F. H. Mitchell. Top Row: Capt. H. W. Curtis, Capt. J. F. Johnson, Lt. Col.tl. R. Oben- chain, Jr., Capt. R. C. McAdam, Maj. C. B. Sims, Maj. H. C. Clendening. DEPAHTMEITT OF MILITAHY AUT AlTD ElTGHTEEHIlTa DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY ART AND ENGINEERING (Course ill Military History ' ) Bottom Kou:- Lt. Col. G. F. Dixon, Jr ' , Lt. Col. C. S. O ' Mallev, Jr., Lt. Col. R. A. Hill, Asst. Prnf., Col. T. D. Stamps, Prof., Lt. Col. H. G. Travis, Lt. Col. W. D. Dickinson, Jr., Lt. Col. J. J. Outcalt. Coitir Row: Maj. W. H. Roedy, Maj. R. I. Dice, Maj. D. Cooper, Capt. R. C. Grady, Maj. A. R. Thomas, Ma]. J. J. Thigpen. Top Row: Lt. Col. C. L. Hassmann, Maj. J. J. Bugas, Maj. E. P. Yates. Absent: Capt. P. M. McCain. From the first attendance there was but one acclaim — the most interesting and practical of our courses. Not all of us will be able to make our profession an Art after the fashion of the Great Captains, but all of us shall have profited by their experiences. The Department of Military Engineering gave us in- sight into the complex problems of bridge construction. After a comprehensive study of bending moments, shear diagrams, and unit stresses, we acquired a greater respect for the bridging materials of our Army. Practical indeed! — A course designed to introduce us to the Science of War. 37 HHIWH DEPARTMEITT OF ENGLISH The art of self-expression, whether written or oral, is one that must be mastered by every prospective Army officer. With the realization of the prime importance of this art well in mind, the Department of English first taught us basic grammar and punctuation and then required us to demonstrate our proficiency in creative writing and public speaking. Two -of the biggest academic problems of Plebe year were ten minute talks and the term paper. Our talks in fourth class English served as a fine background for the longer and more difficult presentations that we were required to give in First Class Military In- structor Training. First we were taught, and then we were taught to teach. INSTRUCTORS, 4TH CLASS Batr«m Raii ' . Lt. Col. R. G. Finkenaur, Lt. Col. T. S. Sinkler, jr.. Col. C. E. Wheat, Prof., Lt. Col. G. R. Stephens, Lt. Col. D. R. Dance. Center Row: First Lt. A. R. Tucker, Maj. W. E. Mather, Maj, P. J. Amen, Maj. R. deF. Cleverly. Top Row: Capt. G. T. Campbell, Maj. R. C. Barrow, Ma). F. E. Behm, Capt. J. T. deCamp, Jr. INSTRUCTORS, 1ST CLASS Bottom Row: Maj. H. A. Hughes, Lt. Col. T. S. Sinkler Jr., Col. C. E. Wheat, Prof., Lt. Col. G. R. Stephens Maj. K. G. Lindell. Top Row: Capt. W. C. Burton, Capt C. E. Cove must iganj ' ' kt term %lisli Jlllary I DEPAHTMENT OF ECONOMICS, GOVERUMEITT XN dJ Jiii X M X W Xw JL Our initial contact with the History Department came with the first Yearling his- tory assignment which introduced a year of maps, lectures, and reading assign- ments. The following year we, like so many others, came to realize that this was not the only thing that the department had to offer us in our sojourn at the Military Academy. The study of various forms of governments, their history and their functions, gave us the needed training for a broader understanding of the modern political situation. These, coupled with the economics course, made the studies under the direction of Colonel Beukema some of the most enjoyable at the Academy. Bottom Row: Lt. Col. J. C. Denton, Jr. , Lt. Col. H. B. Kirkpitrick; Asst. Prof., Col. H. Beukema, Prof., Lt. Col D. P. Flanders, Maj. M. C. Harrison. Top Row: Capt F. R. Darby, Maj. R. S. Cowen, Capt. D. S. Mc- Hargue, Capt. A. L. Freer. DEPAHTMENT OF LAW " Lieutenant Ducrot, Private Smith of your platoon has asked that you be his defense council for a courtmartial. Will you be available? " One of your men is in trouble and needs your help! Or possibly you have been asked to be TJA or a member on the court itself. Will you know what to do? Will you perform competently or just put a black mark on your own record? This is what the Law Department had in mind when it started us tracing the exploits of Sergeant Hothead, Miss Suzanne LaFlamme, and Private Liverlips Love. We found it so enjoyable that we could hardly believe it was instructi on; but we learned a lot about Military Law and courtmartial proceed- ings. Then we applied what we had learned in practical cases. ' X? •V.. i » « Bottam Row: Lt. Col. H. B. Thompson, Lt. Col. G. E. Levings, Asst. Prof., Col. C. W. West, Prof., Lt. Col. G. B. Finnegan, Lt. Col. H. H. Hasting. Centtr Row: Maj. M. H. Smoak, Maj. C. Denny. Top Row: Maj. A. H. Lindsay, Capt. R. H. Robinson, Capt. F. S. Moser. L(j 4 X iV M,jor Oo ' 0 shooti the " f DEPAETMEITT OF MATHEMATICS ■touicil toheTjAot, itlyorius, ? ' »»ofSetgcaDt If one department may be cited as the foundation on which the major portion of a cadet ' s curriculum is based, it is the Mathematics Department. From the first day of studies, when the system of recita- tion every day for every cadet is new and Strang until the completion of the second year, the diffi- culties of algebra, trigonometry, solid and plane geometry, analytic geometry and calculus are all part of the daily routine. Although mathematics may have been neglected in the education of a cadet prior to his entrance into the Academy, upon bringing home his " Cal " book after his final recitation he may feel assured of a firm and thor- ough knowledge of basic mathematics. THIRD CLASS INSTRUCTORS Bottom Row.- Lt. Col. V. S. Lawrence, Lt. Col. H. A. Robinson, Lt. Col. R. A. Sharrer, Col. H. Jones, Professor; Lt. Col. R C. Yates, Maj. E. P. Coleman. Second Row: Cape. R. P. Yeilding, Ma]. R. I. Schnittke, Maj. D. E. Kibbey, Capt. E. A. Hazlewood, Maj. K. G. Fuller. Top Row: Capt. A. B. Farnell, Capt. H. T. Guard. 4TH CLASS INSTRUCTORS Bottom Row: Mai. E. W. Flint, Maj. D. H. Heaton, Lt. Col. P. S. Dav, Col. H. Jones, Prof., Lt.Col. J. X. Walsh, Maj. G. L. Theisen, Maj. ]. P. Omans. Second Row: Maj. D. M. Martian, Maj. P. J. Kiernan, Maj. H. D Loucks, Capt. W L. Bart, Capt. R. A. Wise, Maj. W. T. Fletchet. Thtrd Row: Capt. C. Roth, Ma|. R. T. Tuck, Capt. G. V. Porter, Ma) . Bobalke, Capt. C. B. Collier, Jr., Lt. Col. R. M. Tuttle. Top Row: Capt. F. W. Griffen, Maj. H. L. kinsolving, Lt. Col. D. W. Fetguson, Maj. L. O. Pollock, First Lt. P. W. Gilbert. Capt F._E. Noffke. 41 DEPAHTMENT OP MECHANICS Fluids, kinetics, kinematics, or thermo, they all are an integral part of the mechanics course now taken by all cadets. Since, Christmas of Yearling year the instructors of Colonel Gatch- ell ' s department have been attempt- ing to impress upon us that " F does equal MA. " Trusses and freely falling bodies have haunted us; dark corners seemed to be filled with sliderules and Hud on ' s Manuals. But in spite of the mechanical hoax most of us have garnered some valuable mental processes and have been trained more adequately in the method of logical thinking. Fu- ture problems should be more easily overcome and maximum returns should result from this training. Bottom Row: Lz. Col. F. J. Tate, Lt. Col. E.J. Stann, Lt. Col. W. A. Downing, Jr., Asst. Prof., Col. O. J. Gatchcll, Prof., Lt. Col. H. W. Taul, Maj. R. C.Johnson, Maj. [. R. Oswalt, Jr. Scconii Row: Maj. G. G. Fornes, Capt. H. Mease, Jr., Maj. F. A. Gerig, Jr., Ma]. D. H. Pletta, Maj. A. Jensen, Maj. J. P. Beeson, Jr. Third Row: Capt. D. M. Parker, Maj. G. C. Hozier, Capt. Q. J. Goss, Maj. R. H. Lane, ' Maj. A. F.Johnson, Maj. C. C. Hill. Top Row: Capt. J. H. Carroll, Capt. R. A. Brandt, Capt. R. L. Evans, Maj. J. Baker. Armed with the proverbial patience (if Job, the oflicers and corps- men listened to our sad tales of woe, administered pink pills, band aids, or salt tablets, as the case required and kept us going at full speed. Their few remaining moments were spent explaining the importance of Military Hygiene, trying to impress upon our meager brains its part in the present type of conflict. In Colonel Meistcr and his efficient staff the Corps found able assistance in overcoming all infirmities and helping us to prevent many others. Dental work and immunization were but two of the many details handled b the hospital. DEPARTMEITT OF MILITARY HYGIEITE I , ,, ' K„u . 1st Lt. Josephine C. Lvdon (HD), 1st Lt. Norcen C. MacPherson, Capt. Helen Lepper, Col. Carbonell, Major Frances H. Dolan, 1st Lt. Gertrude E. Wuerdinger, 1st Lt. Rose lannotta. Second Row: 1st Lt. Elizabeth LeVarn, 1st Lt. Anna M. Skovira, 1st Lt. Sara McCracken, 1st Lt. Olive Johnston, 2nd Lt. Pauline M. Salamon, 2nd Lt. Margaret KohL Third Row: 2nd Lt. Margaret Helm, 2nd Lt. Kathrvn Gardner, 2nd Lt. Jeanne A. Short, 2nd Lt. Sara L. Shaffer, 2nd Lt. Marv C. Burke. Fourth Row: 2nd Lt. Margaret M. Pegg, 2nd Lt. Elva Hall, 2nd Lt. Victoria Theiss, 2nd Lt. June Ingersoll. First Row: Major Joseph G. Ross, M.C., Major Patrick H. Dreury.Jr., M.C., Lt. Colonel George L. Arturo Carbonell, M.C., Colonel Robert C. Craven, D.C., Major James M. Glenn, DC. Maiorl _.0 ' Gr.!av,nC , ColonL-l Arturo cardonell, IVI.I. ., Loionei Ronert i„. _raveu, vj. ., ivi»|ui j«i.. o i. . u, ...,, . .. ...„i„r Frederick K. Keid, . . Suoml Row: Captain Lawrence G. M. Lvdon, M.C., Captain Peter Zanca, M.C., Captain W ilhel.Ti H. Brauns M.C., Major Samuel T. Price, D.C., Major Daniel J. Pachman, M.C, Captain George F. Bowden, D.C. Thnd Row: Captain Irving L Humphrev Ir. M.C, Captain John E. Dotterer, M.C, Captain William W. Cartv, M.C, Captain Donald B. McAllister, D.C, Captain Richard C. Wright, D.C. Fourth Row: W. O. Albert E. Kessler, Captain John__S. Clemence, D.C, Captain Donald G. Everett, D.C, Captain John J. Meanv, D.C, Captain Walter N. Moir, D.C, Captain R. . Rivenbark, MAC. 43 LEPAHTMEITT OF MILITAHY TOPOGHAPHY AlTD Just get in the elevator in Washington Hall and _ . BK HM B ju say, " Fifth floor, please. " The result saves much Tv T TT I G S . huffing and puffing and also leads to the haven of ■ bubble levelers, triangle users, and T-square tyrants. The course of Military Topography and Graphics includes engineering drawing, elementary surveying, sketching, and map and aerial photography. A thorough knowledge of the more common drawing instruments and a working knowledge of many surveying instru- ments is given to each cadet by this department. Stress is placed upon practical work, and direct applications to forthcoming problems are used whenever possible so that future needs will not find us lacking. Bottom Row.- Lt. Col. P. E. Moose, Major G. D. Carnahan, Lt. Col. G. N. Irish, Lt. Col. M. S. Dickson, Acting Professor, Lt. Col. W. J. Regan, Assistant Professor, Lt. Col. W. W. Sisson, Lt. Col. D. D. Rule, Major Jacunski. Second Row. Major W. J. Tellington, Major j. T. H. Spengler, Major C. R. Claiier, Major R. B. McLane, Major L. F. Michels, Major R. W. Hoffman. Third Ron.- Lt. R. H. Hammond, Major B, V. Maute, Major M. Peterson, Major H. B. Pilisburv, Lt. Col. J. F. Smoller, Major J. M. Shellv. Fourth Row: Captain Eric Thor, Major T. J. Michel, Captain W. C. Smith, Captain R. C. Snyder, Captain M. C. Weiler, Major J. P. Shetfey. 44 :? and ivesmuch : haven of ■square draw map and vleJge of Its and a instru- ■partmenc, A and problems nire needs When it comes to keeping up with a fast-moving world, this department always manages to keep at least one jump ahead of the rest. Within just the past live years radical changes have taken place. In addition to its prevailing courses in French and Spanish, the department introduced German to the Corps in the fall of 1941, Portuguese in the fall of 1942, and Russian in the fall of 1945- Thus in a thorough, two-year course every graduate now carries with him the basic knowledge of the foreign language of his choice, which he undoubtedly will find occasion to use during his extensive military career. At first some difficulty was encountered in securing the desired number of volunteers for a new course in Russian, and it was suspected that DEPAHTMEHT OF MODEEN LANGUAGES aspiring plcbes were warned by some of their immediate superiors of an inevitable tour of duty in Siberia. Fears on this score were finally allayed, however, and the course was begun with the de- sired 120 volunteers. Instructors in Russian spent summers boning up the course at various colleges throughout the country. In the fall of ' 45 Russian was offered as an extra-curricular course to cadets of the First Class; the response was tremendous. Now that the war is over, instructors will again be sent for one year to France, Spain, Russia, Brazil, or Germany to acquire a first-hand knowledge of their language and improve their qualifications for teaching it at the Military Academy. Bottom Row: Lt. Co!. J. S. Nesbit:, Lt. Col. H. N. Moorman, Lt. Col. L. V. H. Durfee, Asst. Prof., Col. W. E. Mor- rison, Prof., Lt. Col. T. F. Hoffman, Lt. Col. A. L. Leduc, Maj. W. J. Thinnes. Center Row: Capt. K. F. Hanst, Maj. F. E. Glace, Ma]. C. E. Mowry, Maj. A. M. Espinosa, Jr., Maj. M. F. Moucha, Mr. C. A. Micaud. Top Row: Capt. J. B. Stockton, Maj. J. H. Utley, Mr. F. Tiller, Capt. R. J. Niess. , THE DEPARTIEEITT OF OHDITAITCE A more concentrated, exacting, baffling, yet essential, course than First Class Ordnance does not exist at the Academy. Established in 1817 as the Department of Artillery, the first departmental organization at West Point, the present-day course covers five general subjects: metallurgy, explosives, ammunition, ballistics, and gun and carriage construction. Classroom work was varied with technicolor movies explaining all the processes in the manufacture of shells and powder, film strips, lectures, shop work. Radio- controlled bombs and artillery shells, rockets, and recoilless guns have not escaped us, these latest war developments being emphasized more and more as greater scientific progress is made in their use. But for our unceasing efforts to comprehend and absorb the essentials of the arms, we were richly rewarded with a most educational as well as interesting trip to the Aberdeen Proving Grounds at the culmination of our last year at West Point. vaili CIBSI iliini class [(US; F=5 E=I THE DEPAHTMEITT OF PHYSICS After the stiff, formal classrooms of plebe year, the pre- vailing attitude of informality — the round-table dis- cussions and the fascinating derrionstrations — was some- thing new to us when we walked into our first physics class. It was here that the slide rule became an indis- pensable weapon. We discovered that by applying F = Ma we could pass the first semester, and by applying E = Ir we could pass the second. On these two funda- mental laws we laid the foundations for our knowledge in the physical sciences. In the laboratory we put our hands on equipment most modern and complete. New electronics apparatus enabled us to visualize and better understand problems connected with all phases of physics — such as sound, light, and elementary electricity. " A cathode-ray oscillograph in every schoolroom " became a reality in the Phil Department. Fint Raw- Major R. V. Elsber , Ma|or R. B. Arnold, Lt. Colonel F. I. Poh), Colonel G. A. Counts, Lr. Colonel W. L. Longlcy, Major J. W. Roy, Lt. Colonel E. D. Mohlere. Second Row: Captain H. S. Stickel, Major P. R. Cerar, Captain K. A. Gean, Lt- Colonel E. C. Mallary, Major L. T. Seith, Captain J. C. Stahle, Major L. Reid. 47 THE DEPAHTMEUT OF TACTICS The Department of Tactics — the one department that dis- tinguishes a military college from all others. Its mission is to prepare the West Point graduate to follow the course of his profession thoroughly and efficiently — in peace as well as in war. During the critical years just p st certainly no single place stressed the necessity of learning the art of war more than did West Point. Continually astride latest de- velopments in modern warfare, the Tactical Department has made radical changes just within the past year. Perhaps we take with us bitter recollections of delinquency reports, innumerable soiree formations, or instances of clashing with the R.B.; but we also take with us a broad and intimate knowledge of things military, so thoroughly instilled in us. And it is consoling to know that those who fill our places — our future junior officers — will come to us as adequately (or better) prepared than we hope we are today. COMMANDANT ' S STAFF Bottom Roll ' : Lt. Col. F. R. Zierath, Col. J. A. Stewart, Brig. Gen. G. Honnen, Lt. Col. F. M. Greene, Maj. G. A. Lee. Center Row: Lt. Col. L. P. Caywood, Lt. Col. J. J. Pavick, Lt. Col. A. J. McGehee, Lt. Col. J. D. Stanton. Top Row: First Lt. J. A. Stewart, Jr., CWO S. W. Cole, Capt. J. R. Finney. SECOND REGIMENT TACTICAL OFFICERS Bottom Row: Lt. Col. J. B. Maxwell, Col. D. G. Gilbert, Col. R. P. Reeder, Lt. Col. J. H. Lynch, Lt. Col. W. M. Higgins. Ctnrrr Row: Lt. Col. F.J. Kobes, Lt. Col. R. Reynolds, Lt. Col. W. D. McKinlev, Maj. E. L. Powell. Tot R " " ' - Maj. A. R. Barry, Lt. Col. J. E. Landrum, Lt. Col. D. W. Noake. 48 tel Bottom Row: Maj. F. T. Devlin, Lt. Col. E. G. Hardaway, Col. L. K. Tarrant, Lt. Col. L. C. Shea, Lt. Col. C. H. Anderson. CeMir Row; Maj. H. T. Marsh, Lt. Col. R. B. Spragins, Maj. P.J. Moore, III, Lt. Col. R. C. Sears. Tap Row: Maj. S. L. Smith, Lt. Col. D. W. Shive. - y ■il MASTER OF THE SWOUD Master of the Sword and Assistants With the lessons learned in combat that physical strength and stamina are essential in a lighting soldier, Colonel Greene as Master of the Sword has made bold changes in this department whose activities are such an impor- tant part of every cadet ' s life. Plebe gym consists of box- ing, wrestling, swimming, and gymnastics — with a total now of twenty-five periods for each of these four sports. Yearlings are instructed in coaching techniques of the sport which they will coach during their first class year. An additional set of playing fields was gained for intra- DEPARTMENT OF TACTICS mural use by the opening of Clinton Field last spring. A new obstacle course under construction in the vicinity of the rock quarry will be used by " yogi " classes during the winter months. Happy news to ski enthusiasts was the acquiring of additional ski equipment — enough to outfit six hundred men at one time. Two rope tows, each about two thousand feet long, now carry skiers up the greatly enlarged slopes. DETACH During our three-year stay, we gradually became acquainted with the Army and the component arms and services that moulded it into a fighting team. Charged with the responsi- bility of instructing us both in practice and in theory, the Post Detachments performed a creditable job in accomplishing their mission. Tactical Training of the Individual Soldier — Technique of Fire — " snooping and pooping " — " hit the dirt " — squad tactics — support — fire and maneuver — a conglomera- tion of facts, figures, and hard work passed through our minds and bodies under the watchful eye of the Infantry Detachment. Motors, gasoline, and diesel — first and second echelon maintenance — " get out and under " — we became experts in mechanics in six easy lessons from the Ordnance Detachment. Bailey bridges — Infantry support rafts — river crossings made easy — mines and booby traps — the Engineers support the Infantry through construction and destruction. " Drop your feimt acquainitil inJ services [hit with tk tesponsi- anJ in iheorv, ite lobinacconiplisliinj yiviJual Solilier- iuf ' - ' hit the dirt " jiTtf-a conglomcra- bfinnvDciaclinicnt, ajj scconJ echelon K tome fxpcrii in )riianccDeiaclMe " t- nttr oossings maJc ipiKts siipi»rt iht niciiM. " Dn ' P) ' " M E N T S stirrups, gallup ho-o-o " — we rode not only horses, but also their counterpart — the Armored Car. The Cavalry is still the ' " eyes and ears " of the Army. The Problem: trajectory — ballistics — muzzle velocity — wind — 90 and 40 mm AA — all was explained by the instruction of Colonel Hayden and the Coast Artillery Detachment. " Battery Adjust, Shell H. E. . . . " — Forward Observation — Fire Direction Center — " To furnish close and continuous support to the Infantry " — Thus the Field Artillery fits into the Army Team. Sick Call — " sack tickets " — shots and more shots — " The Fly " — The Medical Detachment kept us in condition to meet the day ' s problems. Break-through — exploitation — The Ar- mored Force Detachment taught us the principles while General Patton demonstrated them in Europe. " Will you tell Cadet Ducrot he has visitors without passes at the South Gate? " The Military Police was performing one of its varied STATIOU HOSPITAL Puttitli-olil pitbi J Jiiirt ' of Concd ForoM IIAL MPf " duties. Communication and Supply were the vital prt)blems of this war. The Signal and Quartermaster Detachments taught us how to solve those that may confront us. Summer Concerts on the Plain — Seasonal Concerts — Tea Hops and Formal — Parades — Reviews — Football Trips — The U. S. M. A. Band under the direction of Captain Resta and Warrant Officer Drew was ever present with the Corps, furnishing excellent music and demonstrating flawless marching formations. The instructions of these detachments has added back- ground for our careers in the Army. Their work has well earned our thanks. V ■■» ' -■ ' i- ' 3L, h .■ . I ■ CLASS HISTOH Cer,,,„, ' " " ' —n, o.„„„, J EAST BARRACKS " Hell times twelve hundred " is as near a simple definition as can be given. Most of us were so numbed by the first attack that we didn ' t come to life again until Plebe Christ- mas. Bayonet and grenade, full pack hikes, bath forma- tions, Saturday night shows for the fortunate ones, twenty- five cents worth of boodle a week, police calls, clothing for- mations, parades, inspections, falling out for noon meal on the fourth of July — they all are a definite part of it. We built character by the ton and learned that one must take orders before he can give them. True, no words can ade- quately describe Beast Barracks, but it is as much a part of West Point as the ivy, Colonel Thayer, and Marty Maher. u Reception Commitne 14 2 3 iHl Firsr byditbing spell Christmas tn Jul LEBE MANEUVEHS Tiousi dem liihrs! Black i We will fight in the fields and ruins , ' t r 5 i. ■ M V w ■V After the continuous storm of Beast Barracks, we headed north to Pine Camp for three weeks ' intensive field soldiering. Plebe year we didn ' t have the com- forts of enclosed mess halls and latrines, and the freezing cold open showers will long be remembered by anyone who ever took one. After several days of instruction we began our own little war which was highlighted by General Gallagher ' s personal leading of the Motorized Infantry in a desperate assault over the sand dunes, and by the early morning crossing of the Black River which ended the maneuver. We acted as combat casualty replacements for the Fifth Armored Division on a second field problem. This maneuver, with its tanks, artillery, and strafing planes, proved extremely interesting and valuable. All in all, plebe maneuvers added a great deal to our technical knowledge and, what is even more im- portant, gave us first hand experience in living in the field. t rrj " ■ l i «2 ■,. •y ' V) 66 Achtung Minen! Comin thru the rye ' . Beef or beetle PLEBE YEAE yone else care for extra sale tablets? " ■■ - ' 1 .. •■Situp Dumbsmack. " ' •You ' re on your own time, Mister. • rlive ' around at six o ' clock. " And so it went, for nine n nths that we can never forget. Bracing academics, plebe gym; football trips; a brief but blissful Pl be Qirist ' m s JLm; Spring Buck-up; June Week, with its hdces to Crow ' s Nest; clothies; endless P-rades; and hnally-Recog nitirn! We c;ossed the first year off our list. One down and two more to go! Pride of the Goats- Navy ' s Cheering Section bones — 4l Keturn jrom a Football Trip— Never-to-be-forgotten Plebe Christmas 70 }M ' The millennium — Recognition. ' ' ' MMM0.d ' M ' ' - ' f ||B ' ' L hM ' H V - ' " w 61 ||s»- m»i f " HSP • H|)J i J Summer hop interlude For the first few days we flew at Stewart Field, took signal communications, and worked for the Engineers. Then came the long awaited furlo, and we were home at last for a few days with our OAO ' s. Camp Popolopen summer resort followed with its tactics classes of practical work, guard duty, swimming, boating, shows, dragging and sacking. It was climaxed by the Camp Illuminations show. Truly delightful, but . . . we packed in trucks and headed for maneuvers at Pine Camp. No more comforts, just dust and rain. We were glad to get back to the comparative comfort of barracks again. Color line chorine. And now — the cha Return from the hills 77 Starting Yearling jail — right. Truly of the higher estate EAULING YEAR Popolopen and Pine Camp behind us, we returned to the Point to a year of hard work. Academics and tactics kept us busy, but hops and football weekends helped cheer us up; the time passed until we suddenly found ourselves on Christ- mas furlo. Six short days later we were back and the gloom really settled. Plays, hops, and drags helped to hasten the time by, and on Hundredth Nite the sun rose again. We were on the last lap of Yearling Year and our time was approaching. Looking back over the year and picking out the high spots we remembered the unbeaten football team and our sortie against the Navy in Baltimore. Most of us will never forget that trip, our great basketball team, and strong teams in every sport. The All Americans in all the sports! A June Week with Victory as a theme and happiness the paramount factor — thus ended our Yearling Year, a great one for us! " Eyes Right " and we were at the wheel. Off to Benning and first class summer. - m Fall J informal, food y Th, brulge wi Itfi hthind us Innocence abroad Intermission at Cullum Hall Orientiitiofi for molt r X t V .f rr ' -r ifciXf.. FOUT BENNING... »j - another S. I. The festivities of June Week past, we turned again to a serious vein and headed south into " Rebel Land. " Begrimed from our forty hour sojourn on day coaches, even by the light of day we recognized the sandy soil of Fort Benning. After the usual orientation, our work began in earnest. An infantry-tank combat team in the attack; the assault on a fortified position; the anti- tank platoon in the defense; the battalion in the at- tack; night problems — all followed in rapid succes- sion. Demonstrations, climaxed by a combat drop by paratroops, illustrated well the reason our infantry is the best equipped in the world. We departed tired but infinitely wiser in the potentialities of the basic arm — the Infantry. 77 pasj lUPHOR COUNTRY ILCOME CLASS 46 WEST POINT CADETS CAMP STEWART. GEORGIA : Southern hospitality came to the fore through the courtesy of the Chaplain, with Southern belles serving us " cokes " to quench our thirst during the trip to Camp Stewart. " Glory, glory, Colonel Hayden . . . " At this moment, even the most ardent Engineer considered the CAC. " Some beautiful femnies . . . and plenty of Coca-Cola; hot darn . . . " But all was not play, as our record of OQ ' s, PQ ' s and towed sleeves showed. The colorful and awe-inspiring display of automatic weapons, night firing and searchlight tracking demonstrated the accuracy and effectiveness of the anti-aircraft fire. Northward bound again, we left with a feeling of a job well done and increased knowledge of the weapons with which we fight. Our ntwly made allits — tht gun Unshod — must ht undir 21 Two weeks in heaven would have been a better name for it. At last a chance to work with free reins, an opportun- ity to gain some practical knowledge to add to our theory. Fort Belvoir, Fort Bragg, Fort Knox, Camp Lee, Camp Wheeler, and Camp Croft played a dual role of paradise and testing ground. All types of training were handled with a certain degree of confidence and self-assurance. Acting in the capacity of junior officers brought many added pleasures in addition to work. Officers ' clubs and officers ' messes made our stay lively. The training was a good test of our abilities and brought to our attention things that could be improved within ourselves. It was a wonderful two weeks from all aspects and its lessons will pay off ten fold in the future. ; POP J as asiisi i 90 Able team in action POPOLO DETAIL Stretching out lazily in the sun and then yelling " Blocks out, bolts forward, covers down! " and other similar sweet nothings to Yearlings fell the lot to some of us. It was another chance to enjoy all the portions of Popolo Pleasures, but more important to work in the instruction of men. Act- ing as assistant instructors presented many varied oppor- tunities, from mortars and rifle marksmanship to field artillery, tanks and night problems. Parts of all the in- struction were handled by the First Class. This included lectures, demonstrations, practical work and some theory. Lessons learned at Popolopen will ai d us in handling the bigger tasks to come. Happy boid day dear Ducrot Ketnat Beast Detail July 2nd had rolled around once more, and the time came for the initiation of over nine hundred men into a new way of life. The Beast Detail was on hand to whip the new doolies into shape. To make field soldiers of them, to put the knowledge of modern warfare in their minds, and to instill in them a good healthy respect for command was their task. " Jam that chin in " and " Pick up a D.T. " became bywords for the next sweaty, muck building six weeks. . Drop that hag, mister! What ' s your PCS, Doowilliel Upper arm horizontal! Shades of Mixs Dix 93 IN THE ROUGH For the third time we made the great trip. But this year thmgs were to be different— we were First Classmen. After two years as the brawn we emerged as the brains. So determined we start- ed our maneuvers. We soon found, however, that the only thing different was the weather— at last a dry summer— anyway, al- most dry. But with planning, in- structing, leading, and umpiring the brawn was still required and the brains were just an extra add- ed attraction. We conquered the woods, hills, and broad plain of Pine Camp in a maneuver that left little to be desired in the way of training and fun. spring in Florida on the Gulf, summer in the hills of Newburgh, a short First Class course of academics, a final three months at Stewart, and that was it. The story sounds simple and lazy, but behind it are many hours of work and sweat. Primary at the contract flying schools was new, interesting and pleasant. Although the loca- tions were varied, they were all in the south and the extra-curricular activities were about the same. Watching our fellow embryo airplane guiders develop from moles to hot pilots and the thrill of a job well done after that X Smiling birdmen Sir, I just brought it in from Primary IR CORPS AD Commanding Offictr and hit staff k ADMINISTRATION first solo all went towards a never to be forgotten memory. Weekends and Southern hospitality made life even more enjoy- able. Stewart Field brought new thrills and harder work. The AT-6 wasn ' t the baby carriage that the PT-17 was but all members of the Newburgh Luftwaffe soon mastered all of its habits and oddities. Grounded for six months, the work and academics were really rough. Shortly after 100th Night a mass movement back to Flytown was made and the final three months of advanced flying Training Group I STEWART FIELD began. Radio, instruments, cross country, and more of the same made the time pass faster than we realized. Weekends were swell but the time was short and with the end and wings in sight we really buckled down. At last the presentation of our " wings " and back to the Point for our " bus. " It was not an easy task but the results made the effort worth while. Thus ends a chapter of our career as we leave, the last class to graduate with our wings. Character butldtng Liisr minute poop Taint rationed Free and easy HIIIG WEEKEUD m - What ' s in a date? Only its significance and the circumstances which make it long awaited. So was the 8th day of September, 1945, for the Class of ' 46. It was at Cullum Hall between the hours of 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. that we members of the Class of ' 46 received our class rings— an event second only to graduation. Although, on this occasion, feelings were concealed by smiling faces, each First Classman challenged himself with emotional display. An inspiring talk by the Commandant; presentation of the rings to the Ring Representatives; distribution of them by the Company Tactical Officers; then refreshments for all. The presentation was brief, yet impressive. The culmination of a perfect Saturday was the Hop, with gloveless hands glistening throughout this happy affair. So it was, that once more a group of men in grey received the unspoken citation of an award which not even time can depreciate. i: rl. First inspection Berry, IV.. ' .T« ' V ' V A W m 9C -K i. ' fc-. Rings, boedlt, and smiles Fits fine 102 UsT CLASS IE Oriliring %pot suits FIRST CLASS YEAR Doolies ' Christmas Party Weekends and First Class privileges lessened the gloom; along with the Lecture Committee shows and Hundredth Nite. We started counting the days, trying on our Army O. D. boning our last WGR ' s, stenciling our pack- ing boxes, shining that F. D. hat for the last time. Bidding tht Corps jartwtll " . y j ' ' ' r: B ' j ' 108 Graduation supper- Classes are over; there is tenseness and excite- ment, for June Week is beginning. A series of activities — reviews, parades, and hops every night — fills the program. Sports awards, stars and wings are received for hard work. Graduation supper and the Superintendent ' s Reception are vestiges of First Class recogni- tion. Then the most colorful spectacle, Gradu- ation Parade, bring s moisture to the eyes as you realize that you are leaving the Corps. Recognition follows for the Plebes, and Graduation Hop for the upperclasses. Finally comes THE morning when down at the Armory we receive commissions and degrees. The make list is read by the Brigade Adjutant and June Week has. Genera C ark, M j Army Blue then . . . ' 110 Now when I Wtis a cadet . GRADUATION -i t M 112 • j WMlf SSS . I rtaw»» ' I I COLIU KELLY Frederick J. Knauss ' 47 December tenth. The war had just begun A day or two ago; but men had died Already, and their deaths were unavenged . . . Manila. Nineteen hundred forty-one — A priceless bauble in a sea of jade, That cast a challenge to the daring thief And lay defenseless underneath his gaze . . . The sea of jade was split by pirate bows. As pirate chieftains gambled for the prize; And none was there to say them yea or nay — Save Colin Kelly and his stalwart crew. An eagle soaring on a wing of steel, An eagle ' s piercing eye, an eagle ' s heart — All these were Kelly ' s attributes, but what Are flesh and blood against a battle fleet. ' Three bombs aboard: he ' d hadn ' t time to load Completely ere the enemy arrived; And now three Jap pursuits were on his tail . . . He climbed . . . The gnats no longer buzzed about. And he was free to scan the sea below: A squat black bug upon a sea of blue. Surrounded by a score of lesser bugs. So Kelly chose the leader of the fleet To send his presents to: the battleship. Three tiny specks that dwindled, disappeared. Then blossomed on the pirate ' s decks below. And left her smoking like a funeral pyre . . . And Kelly smiled. His country was avenged . . . He headed home. Then came the three pursuits, A mad triumvirate of vengeful wrath. A swift exchange, and Kelly ' s ship was done, While in her heart a wild inferno blazed. The crew — yes! Get the crew out, ere you leave! And keep the plane upon an even keel . , . They ' re all out now — the plane is yours alone, To leave or try to salvage as you wish . . . A mad explosion, and the gods of war Are turning down their thumbs — too late! Too late . . Yes, Colin Kelly died. The war was young. And death was something horrible and strange — Strange to his countrymen, though not the foe . . . So Kelly ' s deed became a beacon light That led his race. And Colin Kelly lived . . . 115 DON W. ADAIR Yuma, Arizona At Large, Ari jf Exchanging the warm desert campus of the Univ of Arizona for a sterner school in a colder clime, D never lost touch with the land where men are men and a steady trigger finger, a clear head, and a sense of humor are paramount. Pappy ' s jokes and colorful songs made him one of the boys. Joining the long grey line with a military background, Don resolved to make himself a soldier ' s soldier. His unusual calm dignity and natural leadership will give the Army the highest type of officer. Pappy Company E-1; Pistol (4); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3). GEORGE TALMAGE ADAMS, JR. Wilmington, Delaware Senatorial, Di Yale sent us a somewhat unwilling cadet applicant when they sent us George. For a year and a half George ab- horred the idea of having rank, and when he was made a Yearling corporal he claimed to have an even greater dis- like — but he loved it. His excellence in academics paved the way through West Point for many of his not so fortunate classmates. For three years George exhibited his natural ability to handle men, and this same ability will carry him far throughout his stay in the Army. G. T. Company E-l; Sergeant; Corporal; Lacrosse (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Pointer (4); Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Squash Club (4, 3, 1). LLOYD SENTER ADAMS, JR. Humboldt, Tennessee Congressional, 9th, Tennessee The great plains of western Tennessee have produced many strawberries and much tobacco. But that district ' s chief claim to fame is Tennessee ' s pride, Humboldt ' s gift to West Point, Lloyd Adams! Lloyd came to us with a good, solid, Southern smile a yard wide on his face; and three years at the Academy didn ' t shorten it an inch! We ' ll always remember, appreciate, and admire his un- selfish friendliness, his good nature, and his wholesome energetic spirit. Lloyd ' s perseverance, determination, and unquestioned ability will make him a superior leader in his chosen branch. Lloyd Company C-2; Corporal; Track (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Cadet Dance Orchestra (3, 1). 116 RANALD TREVOR ADAMS, JR. Onkaronkee Creek, Arkansas Prisidintial, ( At Largi) " g Musician, showman, dancer, and an artist at heart is Ran. A tenor of no mean ability in the 44th quartets, an in- valuable clarinet in any jam-session, his flair for thc theatrical carried over to all that he did. A true hive, he mastered any poopsheet the T.D. could print and stood high in the class with a minimum of study. With a per- sonality that has won him many friends here and will continue to win more throughout his career. Randy ' s drive, initiative, and fortitude will be valuable assets as an officer. Randy Company A-2; Sergeant, Corporal; Track (4); Cross Country (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Hop Committee (3, 1); Cadet Dance Orchestra (1); Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1). " ' i 1 6 THOMAS JACOB AGNOR, JR. Marshall, Texas Congressional, lit, Texas Coming from the engineering school of the University of Texas, Tom brought with him to the Point a deter- mined ambition, a ready wit, and a natural understanding of the more profound subjects, all at the age of seventeen. In spite of his Lone Star twang and his proud display of Texas literature, Tom ' s intestinal fortitude won him in- numerable friends during Plebe year. The Texan will be remembered for his cheerful disposition long after all else is forgotten. Men of Tom ' s caliber have no trouble in making a success of life. Tom Company E-1; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Pointer (4), Ski Club (3, 1); Handball (3, 1). ROBERT HILDEBRAND AHLERS Fargo, North Dakota At Large, North Dakota Bob came to the Point from the Midwest at the age of seventeen. He had much to learn, but from the first his conscientiousness and diligence characterized his actions. A natural hive, he spent much of his time helping others escape the grasp of the Academic Department. An ' 4ithlete for enjoyment ' s sake, Bob has spent his time to advantage on track and company intramural teams. His unassuming manner and clear thinking assure Bob a successful future in any branch that he chooses in the Army. Bob if Conipany B-1, Sergeant; Track (4); Cross Country (4). ■ VTW oSWii- ■ 117 BROOKE ALBERT Burlington, Vermont SeuatoriaL Vermont With a background of Army life and of studies at the University of Vermont and the University of California at Los Angeles, Prince was well prepared for West Point and academics, missing stars by three files Plebe year. He might have succeeded if he hadn ' t spent so much time reading about outdoor life. His principal interests in- clude hiking, hunting, fishing, and firearms. This and his natural aptitude for tactics should make him a valued and responsible officer. Well-liked by everyone, he is a good man to have around. Prince Company C-1; Sergeant; Pistol (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3. 1); Radio Club (3, 1): Camera Club (1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting (3. 1). DONALD GOULD ALBRIGHT Belvidere, Illinois Coiif ressimuil, 11th, Illinois Don has never been content to take things as they were thrown at him but has always sought to find the reasons and principles behind them. Unlike the great host of his classmates, he never resorted to specing but could pro- duce all of the necessary formulas by derivation from the principles. This constant desire to get at the bottom of things despite difficulties, which has marked his West Point days, plus a marked thoughtfulness for those close- ly associated with him will serve him well in his Army career. D. G. Company F-1; Sergeant; Cross Country (4, 3, 1). FREDERICK KING ALDERSON Wilbur, Washington Senatorial Full of songs, laughs, and Washington — that ' s King. After following him in " Fit to Fight, " some say he ran all the way from Washington; others say he came by stage coach. Regardless of how he got here, he has made a true flanker name for himself. Academics have not come easy for King, but he has gone far in other fields, as the members of his Popolopen squad can tell you. Whether King stays in the Army, or follows his secret ambition of becoming a school teacher, few will surpass him. King Company H-2; Lieutenant, Corporal; Basketball (4); Lacrosse (3); Mule Rider (3); Ski Club (3, 1). |wr ALFORD EDWARD ALLEN Adams, New York Congressional, 32 , Nrir York He is affectionately called the monster by his buddies who think A! is a great guy. Had it not been for his helping his more imfortunate classmates struggling through academics, he probably could have worn stars. When not coaching he was quite often engaged in his favorite pastime of reading on a variety of scientific subjects. His reading took him far abroad in the field of radio and he was an ardent member of the Radio Club. Al ' s steadfast loyalty and good nature has made his friends ' lives more enjoyable. Monster Company D-l;Sergeant;Cadet Concert Orchestra (3); Radio Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (3, 1). t G LEW ALLEN, JR. Gainesville, Texas Congressional, I ' ith, Texas No one enjoys life as much as Lew. Not even these cold walls could chill his high spirits which all too often manifest themselves in song. Tragically, his ability is far exceeded by his enthusiasm. A natural hive, he spent little time pampering the academic department during C. Q. He ' s always ready for a new experience — especially a new sport. Even his highly critical wives envy his ready adaptability in varying sports. Hailing from a friendly Texas town, Lew ' s greatest ambition is to retire someday to a ranch. Lew Company H-2; Corporal; Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (4); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). ROBERT WALLACE ALLEN New York, New York Congressional, list. New York From the heart of N. Y. C. , this Yankee came to brighten the cold, grey walls of West Point. To Bob, who had to leave his O.A.O. and city life behind. Times Square seemed many miles away. Dominating every bull session and rat-race — his two Rebel wives could never slow him down to the Southern way of life. Being a good athlete, a quick thinker, and having an engaging personality, all combined with plenty of initiative will carry Bob to the top in any and every task that may confront him. Bob Company C-1; Lieutenant; Hockey (4); Catholic Chapel Usher ' ; (1). 119 FERD EMANUEL ANDERSON, JR. Wahoo, Nebraska Cotif rtssional, ird, Neimskn The quiz kid came to West Point straight from high school at Wahoo and easily challenged most of his classmates who had attended college. Nothing of an academic nature ever seemed to stymie Ferd. He is of out- standing moral worth, knowing what is right and being willing to stick up for it. Ferd is one of those rarer in- tellectuals who never allows his brilliance to outshine hjs popularity. Nor did his talents stop here. Many was the evening that classmates entered his room to hear the maestro and his violin. Andy Company E-1; 1st Sergeant; Corporal; Hockey (4), C Squad; Cadet Concert Orchestra (4, 3, 1); Stars (4, 3, 1); Glee Club (1). KENNETH WAYNE ANDERSON Kankakee, Illinois Congyessional, ISth, lllifwis " Crack out that ball, Illinois " ' and Andy will be all over it. Because he was a draggoid, Andy was destined to have trouble with femmes, but no one thought he ' d have so much. An ace at Spic, he spent much of his time dragging his more wooden classmates over the obstacles of the Language Department. George Washington being the first in war and first in peace leaves little for Andy, but his ability for soldiering and his personality will carry him high in the ranks of the Army. Andy Company C-1 , Corporal, Concert Orchestra (4). LELAND GEORGE ANDERSON Kansas City, Missouri Congrissional, 5th, Missotiri Andy first rose to preeminence during Plebe year when he drove E-2 Company by alphabetical rank, and between times doted on hazing the upper classes. Less gifted in academics, he inclined his energies toward boning muck in the gym. A familiar figure to all last section instructors ' George has never failed to overcome all academi difficulties. He cherished membership to the red com- forter between water fights and just plain rough-.ind- tumble workouts, and aiwayswith the same even temper. He is reckless; he is likeable, vital, and above all, a ni.m. , DY Company E-2; Sergeant; Boxing (3); Gymnastics (4). ff « 120 f - WAYNE STETSON ANDERSON DovLESTOWN, Pennsylvania Cofi rcxsiothi!, 9tI Pentin iu tHii A staunch advocate of early to bed, Sy was always the lirst one in at night. He was always willing to join aa)(one in a game of handball or a trip to the ski slope. 6 the peril of his wives he was continually building aSachines to make life easier or to turn off the radio with- out getting out of bed. Behind his subtle humor, for which his classmates know him, there lies a strong, serious character which will serve him well in his later life. Sy Company B-1; Sergeant; Track (4); Ski Club (3, !)■ GUNNAR EINAR ANDERSSON Sault Ste. Marie, Mkhigan Congresuoihil, llrh, Mkhtgan When a big bull session or rat-race was going on The Gunnar was sure to be on hand. The gift of God ' s Country, (Upper Peninsula, Michigan) this Army brat has proved to be a true friend and classmate. Far from being a goat, Andy became an ardent admirer of the sack. However, the sack did not completely derail him for he was known as an eager-beaver as regards extra-curricular activities. His happy disposition and great faculty for making friends will take him a long way as an officer. Andy Company B-2; Pistol (4); Cadet Chapel Chimers (4); Acolytes (1); Missal Readers (3, 1); Howitzer (4, 3, l)i Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Skett (4); Water Soccer (1); Ski Club (4). JAMES LUKE ANDREWS, JR. Brunswick, Georgia Cofignssiou. i, Srh, Geoi-gL From the Marshes of Glynn came this Southern gentle man with all of the carefree happiness which is exemr plified in the spirit of the deep South. His ease of ac complishment and natural ability together with h Sy subtle humor will give him the essentials of a good officer. Because of his pleasing personality, his intelli- gence, and his loyalty he has made himself a good frfen to all. Jim ' s ability to succeed when the going gets tough is reason enough to assure us that his rise in his chosen branch will be rapid. Andy Company D-l; Sergeant; Golf Club (4, 3, 1); Hundredth Night Show (4). 121 1 oZft»;isp t « ..- GILBERT CHESTER ANTHONY Strausstown, Pennsylvania Co!igres-uoii,il , 14th, Ptnii.nlvani.) Gil hit West Point with a Pennsylvania Dutch accent, a voice for the choir, and three years at Penn State. Being always willing to lend a helping hand, Gil found a place for himself in the hearts of his classmates, and by being able to utilize his free time to good advantage, Gil gained many benefits from his participation in athletics and the radio club. With enviable ability and seriousness at the right time, he is sure to be a leader in whatever branch he chooses. Gil Company D-2; Sergeant; Soccer (4, 3); Wrestling (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Radio Club (3, 0; Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Glee Club (4, 3)i Hundredth Night Show (4, 3, 1). PETER GERALD AREND Aurora, Missouri Congressional, 6th, Missouri Coming from the Ozarks, Pete started working at an early age; when he entered West Point he did not stop. In fact his conscientiousness toward his studies may be used as a model. Having held a varied number of jobs, he is capable of completing, well done, any task. Never is the day too gloomy that Pete does not have a joke or a cheery word for everyone with whom he comes in con- tact. An asset to any man ' s Army, his sense of humor and perseverance will see him through. Pete Company E-2; Sergeant; Acolytes (3); Missal Readers (3); Debate Club (4, 3); Ski Club (3, 1). JOHN LOVELAND ARMSTRONG Palo Alto, California FresidentiaJ Jack came to West Point from college and Army service in Hawaii. Not as young and formative as many cadets, he was not jolted to his heels by his cadet career. He was not made over completely by the Academy, but was enriched by the training it had to offer. A ready smile and a friendly manner rounded out Landy ' s character, and completed the idea of a real American gentleman. Army had a keen interest in athletics as well as in the extracurricular activities, which balanced his other, obvious attributes. Jack Company G-2, Sergeant; Track (4, 3, 1); Rifle (4, 3, 1), Sunday School Teachers (4, 3, 1 ; Camera Club (3, 1); Pointer Representative (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (3 0- 122 1 tT ' - " li hf -y-!:r. I p f 6 CALMN LINCOLN ARNOLD Syracuse, New York Congressional, i)th. New York Hap came to us after three years at Syracuse University, bringing with him his tales of D K E and the campus. From Beast Barracks on, he has demonstrated to all of us his keen sense of friendship and aptitude for being a natural leader. He was always an ardent defender of a quiet night with the family rather than a raucous time in the big city. Quiet and shy with the femmes, although pursuing a never ending search for an OAO, our Hap will be a success in everything he tries. Hap Company C-1; Captain; Corporal; Baseball (4, 3, 1); Basketball (4); Hockey (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Ushers (1); Hop Committee (4, 3, 0; Battalion Commander. ROBERT E. ARNOLD NocoNA, Texas Congressional, lith, Texas Babblin ' Bob brought a loud and lusty love for Texas and the grand ole songs to the staid and calm fastnesses of West Point. A singular devotion to one Yankee flower kept him in hand for the various departments, and re- duced the bachelor ranks by one file. Drawling fluently and pleasantly, he made legions of friends with his affable personality. He reckoned time in terms of the number of winters remaining, and the plea of those about him, " Give ' em another shot, Snaf, " will long be a favorite battle cry. Babblin ' Bob Company B-1; Sergeant; Track (4, 3); Baseball (1); Football (4); Bo.xing (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). ALVIN ASH Chicago, Illinois Army After three years in the ranks, Al got the long-awaited call and presented himself at Usmay wearing his shiniest master sergeant ' s stripes. Outstanding as the regimental spoonoid, Al was ingrained with intense devotion to duty and everything military. His lighter moments displayed a keen sense of humor and appreciation for the little — things of life, and we shall never forget his unexcelled skill in telling stories in dialect. Wherever he may go he is certain to carry with him all that West Point, in its finest sense, can offer. Al Compdiiv D-1; 1st Sergeant, Corporal. . ' 123 1_ i-dffli WILLIAM FRANKLIN ASHBY Winston-Salem, North Carolina Caiiff-essioiial, 5 ' , North Carolma From deep in the hills of North Carolina, by way of The Citadel, Bill came to Yankee land. With a ue Southern love of the red boy, Bill had a theory tha cadet should have at least twelve hours of sack a and he spent three years trying to prove it. Between sack sessions Willie could usually be found working out in the gym, at the boodlers, or as a last resort with a math book. Patient and friendly. Bill proved himself to be a real Southern gentleman. Bill Company D-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Skeet (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting (4. 3, 1). SHIRLEY SYLVESTER ASHTON, JR. Washington, District of Columbia D. C. Commissiomrs S. S., a bundle of vitality, was presented to West Point by the Capital City. If he wasn ' t laughing at something or cracking his own jokes, he was asleep. S. S. had two loves — women and his red-boy. Lots of good common sense and a ready supply of wit and humor make him a valuable addition to any group. Never seriously bothered by academics, he always had time for a good rat-race or BS session. His pleasant manner has made many fast friends at the Point and for his future in the Army. S.S. Company C-1; Sergeant; Dialectic Society (3); Radio Club (4, 3, O- GROVER WOODROW ASMUS Union City, New Jersey Congressional, Hth, New Jersey Human nature is an interesting study and here is a de- lightful volume. He is too varied a personality to be classified and he is too much for West Point to regiment. With talent of astonishing variety, from real drumsticks to knives on his dinnerplate, from his sidehorse to his real belly laugh, and the red boy. Muse ' s zest added that extra punch we often needed. His ability to bear down when the situation demands has always brought him through and will definitely serve him well in his Army career. Muse Company F-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (3); Gymnastics (4, 3, 1) Numerals, Minor A, Navy Star; Cadet Dance Orchestra (3), Popolopen; Pointer (3, 1); Howitzer Representative (1), Art Staff; Debate Club (4); Academic Coach (3); Color Line (3). 124 ANDERSON WATKINS ATKINSON FoRDVLE, Arkansas Cim rissional, 6lh, Arkansas Andy came to West Point via the Air Corps. Arriving ten days late he further endeared himself to the Beast Detail by modestly admitting that he could land nn AT-6 in Central Area. A happy-go-lucky and carefree outlook upon life was characteristic of this tall rambling lad from the hills of Arkansas. Throughout his career at the Academy his quick wit and ready sense of humor brightened many a dull moment for his host of friends. A natural hive, Andy is destined for big things in the Army. Andy Conip.iny H-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Howitzer (3, 1); Skeet (1). -•TTSMtrMt ROBERT ANDERSON BABCOCK, III Hamden, Connecticut Stiiutor John A. Daiiahcr To say Bob is easy-going is an understatement. The fact that he was often at odds with the Tactical Department never seemed to faze him. Extremely good-natured, Bob kept many of his abilities concealed by his modesty. A keen sense of humor, a knack for drawing cartoons, and an adaptability to any sport made his day full. From an Army family, Bob followed his brother to these grey walls. Truly a man without an enemy and a welcome addition to any group, B ' cock was a loyal friend and an ideal wife. Bob Company F-1; Sergeant; Swimming (4); Tennis (4); Ski Club (4). RICHARD HAMLIN BACON, JR. Billings, Montana Congressional, 1st, Virginia Dick was the Plebe who was always from the same state as the upperclassman hazing him. That ' s right, Bake is a brat. This Beast Barracks storm artist soon proved his nherent spooniness and had no further trouble from he T. D. Early in his cadet career he earned the reputa- ion of being the hot-poop man, always throwing his wives into a storm with some sinkoid. We always wel- Q ed the added vigor his good nature gave to any com- pany. May the best of luck follow him throughout his O cer career. Zombie ,, (jampany C-2; Sergeant. 125 FREDERICK CLARK BADGER Washington, District of Columbia Congrtssionul, 7tb, Tennessee If there was anything cooking in E-Co, then Badger was certainly in on it if not at the bottom of it. Along with strumming his guitar, coaching the goats, diddling with anything mechanical, sketching, competing in athletics, dragging, reading, and that all-important sacking. Badger managed to find time to earn his academic stars. Being an Army brat with a knowledge and interest in the Army that only an Army brat can have, Fred seems destined to follow in his father ' s footsteps and win stars in other fields. Badge Company E-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Track (4); Fencing (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Sunday School Teachers (4); Cadet Dance Orchestra (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4) ' ; Stars (4, 3, 1). GEORGE RANEY BAILEY, JR. Englewood, New Jersey Siihitori il, New Jersty Laughing-boy Bailey came to West Point armed with nothing more than his irrepressible sense of humor and a determination to make good. He had no conception whatever of military procedure and discipline. He leaves with a much stronger regard for discipline and with concrete memories of his struggle with the West Point regulations. Behind his boyish manner George has a mature outlook and he will take in his stride whatever the future may bring. Of graduation he casually says, " 1066 days and all this--- and now all that. " Joey Company E-1, Sergeant; Pointer (4); Howitzer (4); Debate Club (1). WILLIAM DENTON BAISLEY Dayton, Ohio SouitoruiL Oh, Bill, a natural born hive, didn ' t have to worry about academics; being an Army brat he had the system pretty well hived out and managed to sneak by with a minimum of quill. He played a mean trumpet and was a top kick in the dance orchestra. He also wrote hot music and turned out some very good arrangements. He seldom dragged. His motto seemed to be: " This is neither the time nor the place. " His common sense and good judgment should send him a long way in the Army. Number 1 Company F-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Lecture Committee (4); Cadet Dance Orchestra (3, 1); Hundredth Night Show (3, 1); 1 ■■ ' Hwinu 126 CHARLES PITMAN BAKER, III Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Con rasional 2nd, New Jersey It was a great day when Bake forsook the white sails of the Philadelphia Yacht Club for the banks of the mighty Hudson. From his famed Quaker City he brought a spontaneous sense of humor which radiates out capturing everyone within range and adding them to his over- flowing list of friends. With his complacent manner he has often trod the cement of Central Area to the tune of " Odd numbers post, " and added his ingenuity in numer- ous occasions to outwit the T.D. Before him lies a great future. Chuck Company H-1; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4), Gymnastics (4), General Com- mittee (1); Ski Club (1); Squash Club (4, 3, 1). i !n aMg giKa ' w 6 DAVID THOMAS BAKER Granite Falls, Minnesota Coiigressima , 7th, Minnesota Dave came to us from Minnesota, and will never let you forget that it is God ' s own country. With his " ... shoo, shoo, shooo baby . . ., " Dave has without doubt become the Caruso of F-2 and is always on demand for a song. Although not wearing stars, he is right up near the top and at any time will readily lend a hand to his goatier classmates. His determination, sincerity, and friendli- ness, that have won him numerous friends in the Corps, are sure to make his career in the Army a success. D.T. Company F-2; Sergeant; Baseball (4), Basketball (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (4). FRANCIS RENE BAKER Grand Rapids, Michigan Senatorial, Michigan Seventeen years of thorough indoctrination, and I do mean thorough, as an army brat gave Baker as good a head start on the beast detail as any man has ever had. In fact, he has the unique, though occasionally em- barrassing, distinction of being the only man in the class who would be just as neat as he is, had he never been a plebe. Everyone may not learn of Baker ' s persistence in a decision, of his modesty and good humor, but just as many as do believe he ' ll make an excellent officer. Wig Company F-2; Corporal, Cadet Chapel Choir (4). -,gpg? I»srj- ' VAN ROY BAKER Barnesville, Georgia Honor School Hailing from the land of slow drawls, red clay, and true hospitality, Van disproved an old theory, i.e., that men who enter on dog tickets are likely victims of the Academic Board. Although blessed with the task of coaching two goaty wives, he maintained a high aca- demic standing. As an upperclassman, Van ' s proficiency in dragging raised the company average to new heights. Falling heir to the title of The Colonel, because of his natural military ability, Van was considered by all classes as a man whose characteristics were worth adopting. Van Company D-2i Corporal, Pistol (4); Howitzer (1); Skeer (l)i Ski Club (3, 1). • EDMUND KEITH BALL Newport, Rhode Island Corigress oru , 1st, Khodc Islafid Although imbibed with the love of the sea by the shores of Rhode Island, July, 1943, found Butter Ball beginning his career at West Point. Meticulousness and a ready adaptation to the Academy standards, coupled with the respect and admiration of his classmates, won him the honor of Hop Committeeman, and at the weekly kaydet hops he became a conspicuous figure. Later years will undoubtedly find him still with no hair and a big smile, but with a schooner, lots of coke, full moons, and his own South Sea island. Baldy Company D-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Boxing (4); Hop Committee (4, 3, 1). WILLIAM HENRY BAMBER Manchester, New Hampshire Congressional, 1st, New Hampshire From the White Mountains of New Hampshire comes this devotee of Morpheus. After one year at the Uni- versity of New Hampshire, Bill transferred to Massa- chusetts Institute of Technology in order to get a degree in electrical engineering. However, before he finished he£ enlisted and went to Fort Devens for training. He is a member of Phi Mu Delta fraternity and a radio amate operating his own station. Bill is a firm believer in thorough knowledge of tactics and we are sure that he will be wearing stars some day. Company B-2; Sergeant. 1 9 128 CHARLES WILLIAM BARKER io, Illinois Couyrtssional, 9th, lllitiois Ease of academics has marked Charlie ' s three years at V st Point. A natural hive, he remained near the top of his class with a minimum of study. Easy going and un- r lled, Charlie was always ready for anything from rynning in the hills to dragging blind for a classmate. This, together with his characteristic thoroughness, gave him a dependability which was recognized by all of his associates. His unassuming and friendly manner has won him many friends at West Point and will stand him in good stead throughout his Army career. Charlie Company E-1; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1); Glee Club (4, 3, 1). KENDRICK BROYLES BARLOW Sav.annah, Tennessee Senatorial Coming to West Point from the sunny South, Ken never could quite get used to the frequently extreme climate of our rockbound Highland home. His amiable unexcitable nature has smoothed the trials and tribulations of West Point, and a pleasing personality has won him many friends in the Corps. At hops and picnics Ken is always in the foreground when fun is in the making, and his record for dragging pro remains unbroken. A success as a cadet, Ken will always be a credit to the Army. Ken Company E-2; Sergeant. -ji?e-w DAVID EUGENE BARNETT, JR. Laurens, South Carolina Congrissional, 4th, South Carolina Brat by heredity, Rebel by choice, survivor of a Clemson rat year, kaydet by determination, Dave early solves Plebe year by thinning out to where he could hide b hind any alcove rail. ' " Look at that ankle, Dooli weighed 200 when I came in! " The paperweight puncher started by adopting all B.P. ' s . . . " somebody ' s gotta protect ' em! " and has been stacking up friends ever since. The ofHcer in him works hard; the civilian furnishes that knowing grin. Dave takes with him fair-mindedness, adaptability, and willingness to consider the opposition ' s point of view. D.ave Company G-1 ; Corporal ; Boxing (4); Camera Club (3,1); Ski Club (3, 1). 129 JOHN CURRAN BARRETT, JR. Omaha, Nebraska Seti itor Robinson, Wyoming With praises of Nebraska hot on his lips this genial red- headed Irishman came to us straight from the army. After a while John ' s initial bitterness succumbed to an amiable ability to mix with any crowd. Creighton ' s former athlete was not surpassed on the intramural field as he inspired his company on to many a victory. Red worked hard to become an accomplished horseman but his efforts were frequently the cause of many laughs. This easy going, big hearted, well liked individual suffered one weakness — the fairer sex. Back to the army goes a capable and unchanged man. Red Man Company B-1; Sergeant; Camera Club (4, 3). JOHN ALAN BARRICKLOW St. Clairsville, Ohio Congreuional, 18th, Ohio Paradise on the Hilltop, Sir! overlooking the Ohio Valley is Frosty ' s home and a better homestate booster never lived. Frosty was one cadet who realized the great importance of adherence to duty and detail but at the same time was strictly one of the finer lads. His winning ways and ability to cultivate the admiration of others lend portent to a possible career in politics had he not selected the military life. Judging from Barricklow ' s excellent record as a cadet, he is bound to go far in his chosen held. . Frosty Company G-2, Corporal, Soccer (4); Ski Club (3, 1). DELBERT SYLVESTER BARTH Upper Sandusky, Ohio Congressiotiiil 8rh, Ohio This easy-going Buckeye has taken West Point in his stride — academics, tactics, and redboy. An eager-beaver from the beginning, Del puts his best efforts into every- thing he does. Although he came straight from high school, he outranked many a man with a bigger backlog of spec. Although he was a counterbalancing factor in the lives of two rather rambunctious wives, he has never been accused of being a cold jug. If it takes a serious, hard- working man to become a success, we cast our votes for Delb. Delb Company C-1, Lieutenant; Corporal; Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (4, 3. 1). i i I 1 1 ' 130 vsmu 1 t 6 JOHN EDWARD BARTH Hague-on-Lake George, New York Congressional, 16th, New York Jack had a goal to work for here at West Point, the one set by his father. This goal dominated Jack ' s life at U.S.M. A. He came through a hard Plebe year with flying colors and gained the lasting friendship of all his class- mates because of his inherent good nature and likeable personality. He extended his boundless energy to singing and the pistol and lacrosse teams. His ability to have a good time made him the ideal wife. Jack reached the goal set for him without faltering a step. Jack Company C-2; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4, 3, 0; Pistol (4, 3, 1); Chess Club (4, 3, 1); Glee Club (3, 1). PAUL INGRAM BARTHOL Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Congrtssion.il, }4rh, Pennsylvania Everybody ' s friend, P.I. spread humor with his corny jokes and his prevailing good nature. Not even the many unhappy hours which found him walking the area could disrupt his jovial character. Yet, his serious moments were as outstanding as his carefree ones; and he faced the Academic and Tactical Departments with determination and will to do or die. Personality, cheerful, sincere, and a friend to all, there can be no denial of the fact that The Pittsburgh Kid will always attain the highest of goals throughout life. P.I. Company H-1; Sergeant. JOHN COPELAND BARTHOLF Plattsburg, New York Congressional, }lsr. New York Although he grew up in an Army family, Johnny found West Point a new experience and one of varied interests. A true lover of outdoor life, he was an excellent shot with any firearm and led the way for his classmates on the range. In line with his outdoor interests he was an equestrian of considerable ability as was evidenced by his xhibitions on the mules during football season. A sin- cere friend with an easy going manner, John should reap the fruits of success in any field of endeavor. Johnny Coiiip.mv B-1; Sergeant; Rifle (4); Skeet (4, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 0; Mule Rider (3, 1). ., J 5 " ■psw 131 EDWIN WALLACE BASHAM Warrensburg, Missouri fjl Cotigressiofial, 6th, MhsMri Bash came to us from Missouri by way of the Air Corps. His previous training equipped him to overcome the pit- falls of the T.D. and he proudly displays his B-rohc star for keeping one jump ahead of the Academic Dcpar, ment. Perseverance, dependability, and sincerity of p ' pose characterize Portuguese Ed. His ancient Missouri proverbs and natural humor coupled with his quiet, smooth way with the fairer sex have gained him many friends throughout the Corps. His natural leadership ability will put him in line for a successful Army career. Eddie Company H-1. ROBERT EDWARD BASSLER, JR. Newport, Rhode Island Senatorial, Rhode Island When the Navy said 20 20 or nothing, Bob headed for Usmay even though he was a Navy Junior. After getting rid of the Navy salt, he soon showed us all a thing or two in academics, especially what can be accomplished by a little hard work. Even reveille to police call was study time to him. When spare time did come you could usually find him on the handball courts or up in the weight lifting room. As for patience and diligence, Bob has them both with plenty to spare. Bob Company B-2; Sergeant; Soccer (3); Howitzer (4, 3); Weight Lifting (3. 1). WALTER DONALD BAUCHMAN Idaho Falls, Idaho Senatorial, Idaho The Silver Hills of Idaho sent us Bud with his engaging personality, clever wit, and conscientious way of doing things. Hard-working and very reserved he always could find time to help out anyone in trouble and never failed to come through in a tight spot with a witty remark or con- tagious laugh. Living with Bud was a pleasure sought by many but enjoyed by only a few. With his geniality and determination to be successful in everything he attempts to do. Bud is sure to make an outstanding record. Bud Company G-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Lacrosse (4); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3. 1). 1 u. HALE BAUGH Council Blufps, Iowa Cnifrtssional, 7th, Iowa Fresh from the plains of Iowa, Hale quickly caught ontO ' the Plebe system at Usmay. His industry and determin tion gained for him a high rank, both academically and tactically. His Sunday basketball games, and his readi- ness to help anyone overcome by academics, made ftir him a multitude of friends. Like a true soldier, he w.is always ready to conquer any duty presented to him. Hale ' s high standards will never let him fall behind; but will make him a leader in the Army, as he was in the Corps. Sammy Company E-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Basketball (4, 1); Soccer (3, 1); Swimming (3); Howitzer (4. 1); Camera Club (1); Golf Club (1). JOHN STANLEY BAUMGARTNER M.4SON City, Iowa Coiigrtssional, irj, Iowa The expression " you would never know him now " can certainly be applied to Stan. The first of Plebe year he had his chin well in but let it out more and more every day. Although he often drove his roommates from the room by his clarinet and lurid details of an afternoon on Flirty, he had his quieter moments, especially when writing to one of his three dozen deficient gals. Stan had only one bad habit, getting caught at the Thayer door about 12:45, after the Saturday night hop. Stan Company C-1; Color Sergeant; Corporal; Fencing (4, 3), Cadet Concert Orchestra (4, 3, 1); Radio Club (1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). REX WEBB BEASLEY Washington, District of Columbia At Large Rex was an unusual Army brat — he had ideals, ideals which he not only believed in, but also lived up to; and we all respected him for that. Besides having ideals. Rex was a thinker and delighted in involved and enlighten- g discussions of life. As a conversationalist, he was supreme, and his genius for logic and humorous presenta- tKin has always been a source of envy. First to laugh, l»t to decry. Rex is the finest, truest gentleman we ow. Remember this man — he ' s on his way to the top. Beezle CBmpany D-1; Sergeant; Corporal. 133 ROY PEARL BEATTY Mexico, Missouri Congressional, llh, Missouri Roy came to West Point that hot July Jay a quiet, un- assuming fellow with an unruly crop of hair, a quizzical eye, and a level head. The fact that he was from Mis- souri was evident because he took nothing for granted. Having made up his inind, he was as obstinate as the proverbial Missouri mule. He delighted in friendly arguments which his wit and close observation usually dominated. He was one of the few men who always re- mained true to the girl he left behind. A staunch friend, he was a eood wife. Roy Company E-2; Sergeant. JACK GEORGE BECKER New Orleans. Louisian.a Senatorial " USMAY-on-the-Hudson " was quite a change from engineering school at Tulane University deep in Louisi- ana, but Jack made the jump scarcely rolling over twice in his sack. You can ' t keep a good man down, so up he went, right near the top of his class. And there he stayed, all efforts of the History Department to the contrary. He wasn ' t just tops in academics either. He managed his femmes pretty well and made lots of friends everywhere. Here is one man the Army should be glad to get. John Company H-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Pistol (4 ; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Stars (4); Ski Club (3, 1). ..:jSei «! " , JAMES MALCOLM BECKER Wadena, Minnesota Congressional, 6th, Minnesota Tenacity of purpose and determination to succeed are the qualities which are at once apparent in Jim. Long hours spent studying after taps bear witness to this statement. Applying this same perseverance to cross-country, Jim won his class numerals during Plebe year. Used to the peace of Minnesota ' s north woods, Jim brought with him to the Corps a serenity which remained unruffled throughout his stay here. His loyalty and cooperation will long be remembered by those who worked with him and will prove valuable throughout his Army career. Jim Company E-1, Sergeant; Track (4), Cross Country (4), Radio Club (4, 3, 0; Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). 1 RICHARD GORDON BECKNER Centerville, Iowa Cotigrfssiotiul, 4th, Iowa Dashing Dick, Tail Corn State product and college man extraordinary, sauntered into West Point with his typical easy going nature and lived his cadet life here in the same manner. He always took everything in his stride, whether it was books, duty, femmes, or the sack after tactics. Even his perennial smirk is a heart warming tonic. As a wife he was compatibility plus. His most commendable trait is doing a job well with graceful ease and cool efficiency. Will he go far? Definitely yes. Easy does it! Good luck, Dick. Dick Company D-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Cadet Concert Orchestra (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1). 6 BENJAMIN NEIL BELLIS LiNGLE, Wyoming At Large, Wyoming A natural hive who helped the goats survive, Ben hails from Lingle via Wyoming University. Always cheerful, friendly, and the best roommate a man could have is an inadequate description of Ben ' s qualities. He simply en- joys life — even when awake. His secret for finding so much sack time lies in an inherent self-confidence and independence. Academics have never bothere d this buck; his only worry was the failure of his daily letter from his O. A.O. to arrive. In Ben the Army receives an officer and leader most worthy of West Point. Bee Company C-1; Sergeant; Basketball (4), Debate Club (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). CAL ' ERT P. BENEDICT Missoula, Montana Seiiiitoriiil, Mofitaria Cal comes from a long line of outstanding West Pointers, each of whom have proved themselves a great asset to their chosen profession. There is no doubt in anyone ' s mind that Cal will prove himself as outstanding as those who came before him. As a cadet Cal more than lived up to the standards demanded by the Academy with his versatile characteristics. Outstanding in his studies, a fine athlete, popular among his classmates, and a good wife. When future generals are made they will find everything they want in Cal. Cal Company G-2; Sergeant, Colors; Corporal; Baseball (4, 3, 1); Football (4); Basketball (4, 3, 1); Soccer (3, 1); Hop Committee (4, 3, 1), Class Officers (3, 1). 136 MYRON JEFFERSON BENEFIELD BowDON, Georgia Congressional 4t j, Georgia Benny arrived from the University of Georgia with a degree in Agriculture, but in spite of his college career he earned his turnout stars Plebe Christmas. His knowledge of the soil was not much aid in solving the mysteries of Spanish. His abilities and resourcefulness were put to a test early. As the ranking Plebe in the company, he was habitually head mail dragger and section marcher. With mpfailing diligence he accomplished his soirees with a reputation for getting things done with that smile which he brought from the South. Benny Company A-1; Sergeant; Corporal, Camera Club (3, 1 Weight Lifting (3,1). ■ JOHN LINDEN BENNETT Seattle, Washington Congressional, 1st, Washington Jack came to us from God ' s country in the great West well supplied with statistics on the excellence of Wash- ington State: the apples and a well filled address book. The smooth line which he developed at Exeter Prep School coupled with his resolution to drag every avail- able weekend gave Jack the reputation as one of the big operators of the class. He proved himself to be an intelli- gent worker by excelling in academics. His level head and his friendly personality are indicative of great suc- cess in his Army career. Jack Company D-1; Soccer (4); Water Soccer (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). HAROLD FRANCIS BENTZ, JR. Saranac Lake, New York Congressional, ilst. New York A son of New York, Brick has contributed greatly to the success of the Academy ski team. Continually bemoaning the fact that much good sack was lost in consequence, he was always active. When his beloved skiing and man agerial football duties were not demanding his time, h carrot top could be seen at the hop, the show, and t boodlers. His varying academic ability is well de strated by consistently high math grades and a 3.0 orf a ' 15.0 English theme. Brick — a compatible wife, a fcgpcl friend, and a fine officer. Brick 1 Company A-1; Sergeant; Football Club C4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). 3), Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Cfies ' ' ' QK I l| ' i J ' TRUMAN KENT BERGE lut iNE, Minnesota Smutori.il, Mtnnesotii 4- T.K. came to West Point from Minnesota, or in his words, GolI ' s country- A lover of the outdoors and winter sjjjorts, he is happiest on the snow covered ski-trails or -arthe hockey rink. Unperturbed by the system or aca- smics, he divides much of his spare time between the boodlers and the library. A quiet confidence and an un- alterable determination will aid him in reaching every goal he sets for himself, while his thoughtfulness toward others and loyalty to his friends will assure him success in every walk of life. T. K. Company F-2; Sergeant; Regimental Sgt. -Major; Track (4); Football (4); Hockey (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). ROBERT HAMILTON BERRY Bangor, Maine Congressional, }yd, Maine There was nothing slow or soft spoken about this Maine man. West Point did not faze Bob. His chief satisfaction was going through everything as it came and looking forward to what was ahead. He had no serious troubles with academics but shied away from boning files. Cheerful and happy go lucky, the trials and tribula- tions of cadet life never weighed heavily on his shoulders. A dreamer when he arrived at West Point, years at the Academy served to strengthen his dreams and put him further along the road to their fulfillment. Bob Company G-1; Sergeant; Track (4), Chess Club (4), Ski Club (3, 1). WALDRON BERRY Seymour, Indiana Congressional, 9th, Indiana Our personality boy, Wally, has met the hardships of cadet life with smiling eagerness. Even Plebe year found no trace of pessimism within this lad ' s heart. He was a mild goat, perhaps, but an athlete of the little but loud type. What he may have lacked in size he made up for in aggressiveness and ability. Uppermost thought in mind: week-ends in New York. Yet humor and ga? were not all; his aptitude for success was evident West Point and will not vanish with the coming yea: Wal: Company H-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Football (4, 3), Numerals, Mono- gram. 137 DONALD STERNOFF BEYER McLean, Virginia Senjtorul, Virginia How they separated Buck from his motorcycle is still a mystery, but the parting was Army ' s gain, though in spirit he remained with the velocipede. Although the breath of the T.D. and the Academic Board were occa- sionally hot on his neck, he demonstrated an amazing ability to stay one jump ahead of them by spending most of his time rat-racing and card-playing. Never could it be said that Buck let anything get him down. Buck ' s ever present smirk will be an asset to whatever outfit he may join. Buck Company C-1; Sergeant; Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1). WILLIAM RANDOLPH BIGLER Franklin, Louisiana Conirtssion.il, 3rJ, Louisiana Hailing from Louisiana, Big demonstrates those ever- lasting Southern qualities. He had little trouble with academics and ranked high in the Corps organization. He was an ideal roommate — very easy to get along with, generous, and always ready to assist a classmate, dis- regarding all future consequences whatsoever. As an officer. Bill will excel. With his good nature and athletic ability he displays leadership and all it stands for. Even though quiet at times, we ' re certain that we ' ll hear more of Big in the future. Big Company A-2; Lieutenant, Bo.xing (4, 1), Numerals. ALAN HOMER BIRDSALL Highland Park, Michigan Cangrissional, Uth, Michigan " Make way for me " has been a phrase for Bird, and peo- ple always seem to make way for him, too. They find it hard to resist his friendship-winning manner, sincerity, and desire to get ahead. His ready wit and perpetual grin make him the center of any group which he joins. When Al graduates, the Academy can truly be proud that it has produced such a man of outstanding ability and sterling character whose conscientious attitude and sincere appli- cation to duty will see him far in whatever he undertakes. Bird Company E-1; Sergeant; Camera Club (4, 3, l)i Skeet (4, 3, 1), Slci Club (3,1). ■ 1 T iCob WILLIAM CLARENCE BISHOP, JR. ScARBRO, West Virginia Con ressioniil, inl. West Virginiii From the hills of West Virginia came Bill one sultry day in July ' 43- Bish had his mind more on planes than any- thing else, but the Tactical and French Departments tried to convince him that other things were just as im- portant. Bill licked the French Department but the other duel had to be called a draw. With his eyes in the sky and his mind on certain people in West Virginia, Bill floated through three years with ease. With his ability to grasp things easily, he will make an outstanding officer. Bill Company B-2; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Howitzer (1); Camera Club (1). FRANK EARL BLAZEY Fairfield, Illinois Con msional, 1st, Illinois A typical Midwesterner, Frank came to us with the spirit of college and fraternity life still in his blood. Un- daunted by the system, he found enjoyment where others looked in vain. The dread of academic difficulties caused Frank to keep his natural athletic ability confined to company sports; but weekends, women, and procrastina- tion many times got the best of him. Astounding energy and a desire to get ahead are inherent qualities in this Hudson Valley sojourner. When Frank makes his future jumps, he will land on very solid ground. Blaz Company B-1; Sergeant; Basketball 4, 1); Soccer (1), Golf Club (1). THOMAS DAVID BLAZINA Chicago, Illinois Congressional, 3nl, Illinois Hailing from the Windy City, Tom was quite adept in storms inevitably resulting from rendezvous with the red boy. His lethargic accomplishments earned him the nickname of Sleepy early in Beast Barracks. His transi- tion from dodging taxicabs to evading the T.D. was rly easy. Academics held no terror for this hivey tile in the top sections, which gave him ample time for wide-spread social activities. Femmes could not resist. Despite comment by the Navy ' s Log, " He looks any- thing hut a tumbler, " Sleepy was the outstanding tumbler in the East. Sleepy Company A-2; Sergeant; Corporal, Gymnastics (4, 3, 1), Minor " A " Na y Star; Cheerleader (1). 1 139 RICHARD TUNSTALL BLOW, III CoRVALLis, Oregon Congressional, 1st, Ort on Being a graduate of Oregon State College, Dick found time to delve into the unknown fields of higher learfcang and still maintain his high academic standing. ' ery conscientious, not afraid of a new idea, he always accomplishes what he sets out to do. His desire to und stand the workings of the human mind makes him tnS ideal person in whom to confide one ' s problems. A red- " ' " - ' " ' boy athlete, still Dick can muster up the energy when re- quired. He is destined to be a worthy soldier. Joe Company D-1; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1). STANLEY DELBERT BLUM Oakland, California Congressional, 6th, California With a mind as penetrating as the sunshine of California, Stan ' s integrity and warm personality won him many friends. His steady hand on the pistol and his sure kick of the soccer ball were mere reflections of an unwavering attention to the task at hand. This persevering quality coupled with inherent intelligence enabled Stan not only to push the leaders in academics, but also to give whole- heartedly any assistance needed by a buddy. His well- rounded ability and common denominator amiability will make him a valuable asset to the service. MuZZLEBLAST Company F-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Soccer (4, 3, 1); Pistol (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1). RODNEY ALGER BLYTH San Francisco, California Congrissional, 8th, California Out of the Golden West, Rod brought to West Point an exuberance and spirited enthusiasm that these grey walls have seldom seen. Plebe year came to him perhaps as something of a shock, but his strength was never failing. Rod ' s love of his native state, his loyalty to friends once made, and his interest in all athletics are qualities that those who knew him best will never forget. But most of all. Rod will be remembered for his music and those pleasant hours of harmonizing around the piano in Cullum. Rod Company H-2; Basketball (4); Radio Club (3, 1), Chess Club (3, 1); Golf Club (1); Handball (1); Weight Lifting (1). 1 140 CORWIN HOAkE, JR. GoiLno, Oklahoma Coiignssiomil, 7th. Oklahoma " Never worry " is Corky ' s slogan for getting along in the world and it has worked for him. Nothing, with the exception of academics that West Point had to offer bothered him. He always took things as they came, al- ways making the best of all situations- bad as they often were. In short, he took cadet life in his easy stride and undoubtedly he will do the same in his officer career. With his frankness, loyalty, and vehement dislike of the unfair, a better friend would be hard to find. Corky Company G-1; Sergeant; Howitzer (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). JACK L. BODIE Pine Bluff, Arkansas Congressional, 6th, Arkansas Straight from The Citadel came one Buck Bodie, eagerly awaiting his second consecutive Plebe year. The records seem to indicate that practice does not always make perfect. Hailing from Arkansas and proud of it, he never quite learned the poop, among other things. He did learn that B.S. does not mean boning stars, and his love of conversation turned out to be truly remarkable. No one can say exactly how far he ' ll go, but there ' s no doubt that his keen appreciation of life and people will make the journey pleasant. Buck Company G-1; Captain; Corporal; Football (4, 3); Boxing (4); Gym- nastics (1); Election Committee (3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Cadet Chapel Ushers (1); Cadet Dance Orchestra (1); Intercollegiate Bo.ving Champion. HENRY HERMANN BOLZ, JR. Decatur, Illinois Congntshnal, 19th, Illinois As weapons against the world into which he graduates. Hank has only a solid and dependable character, an open and receptive mind, a seriousness of purpose hidden behind a natural wit and keen sense of humor, and a talent for efficiency that is hard to beat. Besides the many other Activities in which he participated, he edited our 1946 wiTZER. It will serve both as a reminder of and a monument to the uncommon ability which will enable 11 m ID succeed in any field of endeavor he may choose to Hank Lomp.mv A-1; Firsr Sergeant, Corporal; General Committee (3, 1); Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Dialectic Society , Camera Club (3, 1); Howitzer, Editor-in-Chief. 141 CHARLES EDWARD BONNER Utica, New York Congressionjl, ' i ' inl. New York As a native of New York State, Chuck has been at home on the Hudson ' s banks since the first day of Beast Barracks. He combined a brilliant mind and a friendly, mischievous nature to rank high in both academics and popularity. Although most of his free time was em- ployed boning muck on the alcove rail or in less ener- getic sacking exercises, he found enough time to make a multitude of steadfast friends. Chuck ' s ability to com- bine hard and tenacious work with good natured sport and play foretells a bright future. Chuck Company D-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Hundredth Night Show (3); Glee Club C3, 1). CLAIR LA ERN BOOK Sterling, Illinois Congynsstonal , lirh, Illinois After spending a year at Iowa and a short spell with the Air Corps, Clair has proceeded to carve out a definite place for himself. An athlete of no mean ability, a stroke of hard luck during Yearling year kept him on the side- lines for the rest of his cadet career. Clair is not a natural hive but through steady plugging, he has always been able to hold his own. By handling his Army career as well as he does his femmes he will go far in his chosen profession. C.L. Company G-2; Corporal ; Track (4, 3, 1); Football (4, 3); Ski Club (3). 1 SHEPHERD ALLEN BOOTH, JR. Lawrenceville, Virginia Coni essiotul, 4th, Virginia They say that good things come in small packages, and Shep certainly qualifies for this description. He came to us from Virginia, leaving behind him a record of athletic accomplishment and broken-hearted women. At West Point, his battle with things mathematical never tempered his success in sports and with the T. D., or the amazement of his classmates at his energy and ever cheerful personality. He will always win friends and gain success with his humor and wit, and will always com- mand the respect of other men as a natural leader. Shep Company C-2, Lieutenant; Corporal; Football (4). i flf ' B n p m m 1 ' P5 fl •■ " ' K . 1 142 m 6 TRUMAN EVERETT BOUDINOT, JR. Beverly Hills, California Cont rcssiona , 16th, Ctihjarnia The Regular Army sent to these walls one of its proudest sons, and three years of cadet life didn ' t change Truman in the least. Cool, unruffled, and possessed with a lot of common sense, Truman left the job of worrying about his academic standing to his roommates, choosing rather to dream of happier days to come as an officer in the field. Always ready for bull sessions or boodle fights, Boodie kept us smiling when life got dull and mail infrequent. He proved himself a man by being himself. Boodie Company A-2; Sergeant; Corporal, Rifle (4); Camera Club (1). FRANK MILTON BOWEN, JR. Ann Arbor, Michigan Congressional, 2nd, Michigan Frank entered these grey walls fortified with the best wishes of Ann Arbor. The transition into Plebehood was less incongruous than it might have been, for his doolie year seemed delightfully uneventful. The summers of Pine Camp maneuvers afforded him excellent experience in infantry tactics, pink eye, and night action in Coble- skill, which will doubtless prove invaluable during future operations of a similar nature. His classmates approve of his sense of humor, initiative, and good sense. These soldierly qualities should combine to make his future in the Army most successful. Cyrano Company B-2; Sergeant; Cross Country (4); Radio Club (3, 1). ROBERT BRUCE BOWEN Reno, Nevada Stnatorial, Nivada Bruce bears the mark of a true West Pointer. Never out- spoken or overbearing, he is a born leader who success- fully combines friendliness with efficiency. This far Westerner has fitted himself to each task as it appeared, regardless of personal feelings, and his wide range of capabilities always assured a thorough job. A pre-legal student before entrance into the Academy, he has the enviable ability to speak and reason on his feet. His ideals have never wavered. Bruce has set his goal high and with quiet confidence moves unerringly toward it. Bruce Company G-1; Lieutenant; Basketball (3, 1); Gymnastics (4); Hop Committee (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). 9- 143 «f . GRAYSON HUNTER BOWERS Fredrick, Maryland Congressional, 6th, Maryland Pere was known as the man who named B Co. The nick- names he applied to his classmates carried them through Usmay. The other talent Pete had was a capacity for solid sack. Red boy (with sheets and pajamas) was the uniform for this kid. He managed to write a daily letter to the little woman and to join any rat race or gab fest which came along. Nevertheless, Pete remained high ranking academically and on reasonably good terms with the T.D. Hats off to the cheerful guy with the big grin! Pete Company B-1; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4); Dialectic Society (4). KYLE WATSON BOWIE Elizabethton, Tennessee Congressional, 1st, Tennessee Anyone who has known Kyle as a cadet would naturally attribute to him a military background which he did not possess. Coming to the Military Academy after two years of not very hard work at college, he slipped easily into the pattern of cadet life, and applied himself diligently to academic studies. His first contacts with the array of scientific courses were hard on him, but perseverance during the first year won him an easier road during the succeeding ones. Already he has the mark ' of a successful professional soldier. Doc Company C-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1). WILLIAM THEODORE BOWLEY Spartanburg, South Carolina Congressional, 10th, South Carolina Bill, the fifth of the illustrious Bowley family to join the long grey line, was destined to enter West Point from the day he was born. Equipped with a Beanie diploma, a good sense of humor, and an excellent mind, Bill came to the Academy well prepared to uphold the Bowlev tradition. Experiencing some difficulty with academics nevertheless, he always managed to come through un- scathed and undaunted. Bill is certain to have a successful Army career because he possesses those valuable attributts that will make him a leader of men. S§f Company E-1; Sergeant; Gymnastics (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1 " " ; Squash Club (1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1). ' ' 144 V i 1 I 6 . f JERRY DIXMER BOWMAN i, Illinois Congressional, 10th, Illinois e Windy City of Chicago sent us one of their best in y. From tin school to university to the Academy e been the three big jumps in his life thus far, and he 11 undoubtedly take many more jumps upward in com- eting his career. The Navy had this nature-loving Swede started toward a commission at Northwestern University when he received his appointment to join the Corps. Since entering he has worked hard and efficiently toward his next step upward as a commissioned officer in the Regular Army. Dick Company E-1; Sergeant, Corporal; Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1). BEN F. BOYD Claremore, Oklahoma Honor School Appointment Benny ' s military career started with four years ' training, the last as First Captain, at Oklahoma Military Academy. Coming to West Point was a logical step in pursuing his chosen ambition. He participated in all activities in his characteristic, energetic way. With a wonderful ability to make quick and lasting friendships, Benny became very popular and well known throughout the Corps even though his classroom associations were exclusively with the good old goats. Benny acquired the attributes, which spell certain success that West Point tries to im- bue in all its graduates. Biff Companv G-2; 1st Sergeant; Corporal; Baseball (4); Basketball (4,3,1). RUSSELL RAYMOND BOYD Muskogee, Oklahoma Congressional, 5th, Oklahoma In the swimming pool or in the sack Ray excelled. His two years at the University of Oklahoma and a natura ability toward things mathematical enabled him to sta top section without study in the maze of math courses, but French and Plebe English were truly forced upon him. I would not say that he was indifferent, but he was notorious for taking things (including quill) as they came. His classmates showed their esteem by electing him Honor Representative. Ray ' s hobby was astronomy; his greatest love, " Fats " Waller ' s piano playing. Ray Company A-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Swimming (4, 3, 1); Honor Com- mittee C4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4); Camera Club (3, 1); Water Soccer (3, 1). 145 DAVID DENISON BRADBURN South Pasadena, California Congressional, 12th, California Bix ' s trumpet, the sweetest thing this side of Kissing Rock, ably led the Cadet Orchestra through its most successful years. His unruly red hair, combined with satirical wit and a carefree manner typical of his native California have made him outstanding among his host of friends. Underneath, between a kindly heart and his carrot top, lies the grey matter which puts him in a dis- tinct clique known as the hives. An inspired West Pointer and a most capable person, Bix will carry his success and friendliness to all he meets. Bix Company H-1; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Cadet Dance Orchestra (4, 1); Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1). ROBERT CLEMENTS BRADLEY, JR. Franklin, Kentucky Congressional, 17th, Kentucky, Rep. B. M. V. Straight from the Blue Grass country of Kentucky, Bob soon won the loyal friendship of his wives and classmates. Keeping one jump ahead of the T.D. and math depart- ment kept Bob busy, but he always managed to fi nd time for the sack. Called the smirkingest Plebe in H Co, he applied this golden smile to dragging. His talents also included the basketball court even though Plebe Gym was never one of his favorite courses. A rare combination of humor and sincerity, Bob will make the kind of officer the Army needs. Cold Quill Company H-2; Sergeant; Track (3); Basketball (4, 3, 1), Monogram; Cross Country (3); Ski Club (3). PHILIP BRIAN BRADY Melrose, Massachusetts Congressional, 5th, M.assachusetts When Phil entered the Academy in 1943, M.I.T. lost, and the Corps gained, a kind, well-mannered, and witty hive. In any situation he is always ready with an ap- proved solution. Although he is never too busy to help a friend, Phil is a hard worker and in everything he does he always gives his best. A true credit to the Corps, his charm, personality, and fortitude have made him the well-liked cadet he is now and in the future will make him an officer of the highest calibre. Phil Company A-2; Sergeant; Track (4, 3, 1); Cross Country (4); Radio Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). 1 146 w?is»i si?- LAWSON DUVAL BRAMBLETT, JR. Brazil, Indiana CongrmhiiLil, Ith IndiiWa Inimitable Bram is one of our more solid citizens. Some- how, in keeping in the good graces of the A.D., he has retained his sense of humor and capacity for making friends. With the proverbial song on his lips and smile in his eye, he remains unruffled by the T.D. ' s quaint little tricks to develop his character. A strong will and unswaying faithfulness make him a real man, a true friend. To him goes our highest respect, our utmost admiration. To him also goes a 3-0 O.A.O. Bram Company H-1. EDGAR GARFIELD BRAUN, JR. Detroit, Michigan Senator Vandenhcrg, Michigan Having no worries concerning the T.D. or the Academic Department, Ted spent his time ascertaining the ques- tionable worth of womanhood. His cool determination and serious countenance hide the real warmth and friendship found within. A true hive and the perfect wife of two goats, he had a hand and foot in everything, more often than not the sack. There wasn ' t much this ideal wife couldn ' t do. The stars on his collar are sym- bolic of the splendid work he ' ll do " . . . upon other fields on other days. " Ted Company C-2; Sergeant; Corporal; General Committee (1); Cadet Concert Orchestra (4, 3, 1); Stars (4, 3, 1). EDWARD JOSEPH BRECHWALD Sutherland, Iowa Seiiatonal Out of the Middle West on one day in July came an Iowa State lad with black hair and a broad grin that made him everybody ' s friend. Ed was a master of three arts: using the red boy, making exceptionally good grades, and dragging. Although always looking for a good time and usually finding it, he can be gentlemanly and serious if the occasion demands it. Ed ' s individualistic ideals coupled with a willingness to tackle anything, will al- wij ' s be characteristic of him and make him successful throughout his Army career. Breck Comp.mv B-2, Corporal; Football (4); Basketball (4); Ski Club (3, 1); FisKing Club (3, 1). ■it 147 RICHARD ANTHONY BRESNAHAN x FiTCHBURG, Massachusetts Congnsstonal , }Isr, Pemuylvama " Where do I go from here, " the big good-natured Irish- man asked as the Yearling corporal ushered him toward Beast Barracks, which had been in progress three weeks. Dick missed being an Augustine by a few days, but w t he lost in time he made up for in conscientiousness a ' iiid spirit. His first love was the gridiron, and there the former Colgate Red Raider helped bring additional glory to triumphant Army teams. Possessing the philosophy that neither hell nor high water can stop him, Bres will make a soldier ' s soldier. . Bres Company E-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Football (4, 3); Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Missal Readers (3); Hundredth Night Show (4). DAVID WINTHROP BRILLHART Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Dave, " Flash, " is a son of Bethlehem Steel. His fleet- footed performances on the cinder path display only a part of his versatile athletic ability — not to mention his ability with the femmes. Dave possesses a cheerful and sincere nature that has made him a lasting friend. Aca- demics troubled him least, and most of his time was spent making his personal impression on the area. Demerits, what? Oh! As steel-worker, athlete, student, area-bird, lover, and friend, Dave has acquired many friends who know that his future will be marked with success. Dave Company H-2; Track (4, 3, 1); Radio Club (3). ' tHi HERROLD EMERSON BROOKS, JR. Washington, D. C. Congrtssional , 12th, N. Y. : Jim, a native Washingtonian, came to us as a realization of his life long ambition. Since his entrance, Jim has weathered many battles with the Academic Department, but his perseverance and ingenuity have enabled him to run a more even race with the Tactical Department. Femmes, the pit-fall of many cadets, are not one of his weaknesses; spare time is occupied by his various hob- bies. Jim ' s eagerness and conscientious ability to help others will prove a valuable asset to his career as a successful officer in the Regular Army. Jim Company F-1; Sergeant; Football (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). =»» CHARLES WILLIAM BROSIUS KiTTANNiNG, PENNSYLVANIA Cotiircssional , 17th Ptmisylviini, The mines of Pennsylvania have given us many things among which was the gift to West Point of Charl William Brosius. A true son of the Quakers, Chuck, brought with him to the Academy a sincerity an a perseverance which carried him through the storms of cadet life. All those who knew him enjoyed and admired his keen sense of humor, his ever ready smile, and his friendly spirit. His ambition, his determination, and his unquestioned ability are the qualities which will make him a fine officer in his chosen branch. Chuck Company C-1; Dialectic Society (3, 1). •:smsta isil WILLIAM WESLEY BROTHERS, JR. PocATELLO, Idaho Sohitor Clark, Idaho It was said several times that given a soldering iron and a pair of pliers Wes could make anything. He spent a large part of call to quarters repairing clocks, phono- graphs, and showing plebes how to use a file on a B- plate. He only studied two subjects, Spanish and history, and received a large star for the first one. He lost half his hair his first Plebe year and got hazed the other three years for it. His hunting experience made him one of our best liked skeet shots. Wes Company H-2; Skeet (4, 3, !)■ BENJAMIN CLYDE BROWN Elmira, New York Cotigrtssionat, Vth, New York Three years at West Point have failed to change Ben ' s love for the gay side of life. He is a profound lover of all horses, especially dead ones. But peering into his more serious side you find a diligent worker in all things ilitary and a sincere desire to be a West Pointer, not in name but also in spirit. His carefree manner, his ty to make and hold friends, his sincerity, and sta- ty make him tops with his classmates. We, who know Ben , will always cherish his friendship. pany A-2; Sergeant; Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3); Squash b (1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1). 149 DAMD DRUMMOND BROWN St. Paul, Minnesota Congicnioiul, 4tl Miinitsot.t One of the most easy going of Minnesota ' s sons, Dave was a bit indifferent to the Plebe system and spent most of his time dreaming of home. Above all, D.D. will enjoy life. Always ready for a good time, Dave has a ready wit and a personality that will guarantee him many friends. ' However, all his life is not play. He is a true hive in every sense of the word, and will go far m anything to which he sets his mind. D.D. Company F-1; Boxing (4); Chess Club (4); Ski Club (3, 1). LEVI ALOYSIUS BROWN Pass Christian, Mississippi At Large After the first shock of Beast Barracks, neither the T.D. nor A.D. held any fear for this ever smiling gentleman from Mississippi. He always received maximum results with minimum efforts, but still wore stars. This is the man who saved many of his classmates and underclass- men from the dreaded turnouts. Lee typifies the Corps in every action, with the thought of helping others always foremost in his mind. He was the type of man with whom it was a pleasure and education to live for three years. Lee Company H-1; Corporal; Acolytes (1); Missal Readers (3); Camera Club (3, 1); Chess Club (4); Ski Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (1); Stars (4, 3, 1); Academic Coach (4, 3, 1). JAMES EUGENE BRUCE Kansas City, Kansas Congressional, }nj, California An angular gait of lengthy strides, a broad grin, a quiet dignity with maturity, and an old-fashioned manner half conceal and half become a pleasant personality and a large heart. Somehow, Gene managed to rank with the hives and to snatch less fortunate comrades from those scourging Academic fires. Gene ' s road from Kansas com- missionward was rather dusty and unimproved, and plebe year was just another large pebble in that road. But for guidance in his cadet career, Gene always looked to the career of his ideal. Cadet Poe, E. A. Gene Company F-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Chess Club (4); Squash Club (3). 1 9 i i RICHARD WANLESS BRUNSON Lewenworth, Kans s Simitoridl , K,iiii.ii Rusty came to us from the swirling dust of Leavenworth, Kansas the part without stripes. Although missing stars by a few (hundred) files, he always seemed to attain what he wanted, and happiness always headed the list. He even insisted (?) upon sleeping in the top sack. Although he claimed to be the cushion for every fiendish plan the Tac devised, he leaves us wearing the same dainty 9}4-D. A most considerate wife, even at reveille, and as good-natured as they come, Rusty ' s career is aimed for the top. Rusty Company E-1; Track (4, 1); Cross Country (4); Bo. ing (3); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Dialectic Society (3, 1); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (1); Glee Club (4, 3, 1). O flSKiiytSg: ' ROBERT HOWELL BRYAN Watertown, Tennessee Congressional, 3th, Tennessee " Friendship is the sweetest influence. " For Bob, friend- ships were easy, because his cheerful disposition demand- ed solid friends. He lived with his red boy, a good novel, and his slipstick with which he earned his stars. In the outdoors, he turned his Southern talents to skiing; indoors it was practical ordnance. Tennessee sent him, and now she can be proud, for her son came and con- quered. Of high morals and honor, Bob has all the attributes of a life long friend and a real Southern gentleman. A toast to a real hive. Bob Bryan. Bob Company C-2, Sergeant; Corporal; Stars (4, 3, 1). DAVID THOMSON BRYANT Sherman, Texas Congressional, 4th, Texas A loyal son of Texas U., full of fun and ready to help anyone. Dumbo ' s attractive personality won him life- long friendships. Dumbo takes his work seriously and is a hive in everything except Goose — he hates to hear that little children in Brazil speak it fluently. A cold 3.0, he was a chorus girl in the Hundredth Night Show of 1945- Playing handball, reading magazines, and having a good time are his favorite pastimes. His energy, de- termination, and intelligence will make him a respected and capable officer. Dumbo Company H-1; Sergeant; Pointer (4); Skeet (1); Handball (3, 1); Hundredth Night Show (3, 1). 151 CHARLES EDWARD BUCKINGHAM Peoria, Illinois Congvtssional, 16th, Illinois When Buck arrived at West Point, he was quick to attain an envied reputation with his fists — and Peoria was proud. With Recognition, pugilism gave way to the gentler arts of dragging and sacking, and Buck confined hfs athletic prowess to the golf links. As hard and sharp as nails, and an unmerciful kidder, he delighted his buddies with blunt observations that never lacked Mignificance. To his friends, he personified generosity and sincerity; and these are the personal characteristics that we shall forever associate with him. Buck Company D-1; Sergeant; Track (4,i; Cross Country (4); Boxing (4, 3, 1); Golf Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (1). ROBERT CLARENCE BUCKLEY HowLAND, Maine Congression tl, 3r( , Maine A Staunch flag-bearer from the state of Maine, Buck came to West Point after a year of college engineering. Independent and carefree he has made many friends and his presence in any group can be noted by the cocky angle of his hat. Potentially hivey, academics did not cause a great strain on his activities. He was always willing to take part in anything that came his way — dragging, sports, or rat-racing. Yet, throughout his stay at the Academy, his work has always carried a mark of thoroughness. Buck Company E-2; Sergeant; Camera Club (1). ARTHUR JOHNSTON BUGH Miami, Florida Co,igrtss:oih,l, 10th, New York Bug, quite a rounder in Miami, Florida, had his rounds during Plebe year too; but really stretched out in his Yearling and First Class years. Art had his troubles with the Academic Department, but a hivey wife and much late studying in Charlie ' s locker pulled him safelv through everything. A good man in a crowd, and a grc.u wife. Art was promoter of many a picnic at Popolo and party in New York. A diligent and persevering wor considerate of all. Art is bound to succeed as a re officer. Company B-2, Tr.ack (4); Football (4); Ski Club (3). 1 152 ROBERT OWEN BULLOCK RoiMESTER, New York Congrtssioiial, iSti, New York l ofi is an excellent example of a man ' s man, soldier ' s soldier, woman ' s delight. With Bob it was track that kept him from the sack, for he lived and talked track Lonstantly. As an oliicer in the Regular Army, Bob can- not fail to inspire in his men the respect and courtesy ue him. His ready smile and quick wit will take him far in his Army career. Industrious and serious in his nature, Bob is a friend to all. Bob Company A-2, Sergeant; Track (4, 3, 1), Track Numerals, Major A; Cross Country (3, 1), Cross Country Manager A; Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). RICHARD BENTON BURGESS MissouL. , Montana Soiiitornil Dick came to us from Montana, bringing with him his droll western wit and even temper. His frank outlook on life and generous congeniality made him everyone ' s friend and nobody ' s enemy. Dick ' s good common sense gave him an edge in academics, and his serious applica- tion kept him there. To whatever fields of endeavor he may go on to, we all feel certain that win, loose, or draw, he will do his best and will always be a credit to West Point, to the service, and to his country. Dick Company G-1; Basketball (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Water Soccer Club (3,1). ' ROBERT OSCAR BURKE Los Angeles, California Coniressional, 17th, California Bob arrived at West Point fresh from U.S.C. with his B.S. degree and proceeded to take Plebe life in his stride Always one to see the brighter side of a problem, he let nothing disturb his implacable calm. An all-arouad athlete. Bob won most of his laurels on the swimming team. Being a good leader of men, a friend of all with a hearty smile for everyone, and a man with a capacity for hard work. Bob will go far as an officer in the Army . Company B-2; Sergeant; Football (4); Swimming (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Water Soccer (4, 3, 1). 153 1f 2®? V PARIS RUSSELL BU RN, JR. Las Cruce5, New Mexico At Ljrgi, New Mixko Fate must have given Rus the same birthday as West Point, but he earned his outstanding record in meeting very challenge that the Academy presented. His ready mile and his willingness to help — he ' d lend his S.L B-plate to the B.P. — have led him to find more humor and more good friends at the Point than most. He over- came with a smile everything but those frigid winters — a torture to his warm New Mexican soul. Rus is what every West Pointer hopes to be — an athlete, a gentleman, a leader. Rus Company B-1; Captain, Corporal; Football (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, l)i Glee Club (3). RAY LAWRENCE BURNELL, JR. Westbrook, Maine Senatorial, Maine Just pick any state from one to forty-eight and Pete is probably from it. A dyed in the wool Army brat, Pete sp ent most of his before WP days establishing residences from Maine to California, boning up drags for his three years solitary, and specing Well ' s Algebra at Sully ' s as well as developing enviable A squad diving form. His love for the Army and military life are seconded only by his consuming interest in maps, war clippings, and in- telligence bulletins which all adds up to top notch officer material. Pete Company E-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Swimming (4, 3, 1); Sunday School Teachers (4, 3, 1); Golf Club (4, 3, 1); Water Soccer (1); Ski Club (3, 1). JOHN GROUSE BURNEY, JR. LoNGMEADOw, MASSACHUSETTS Congressional, Inii, Massachusetts Going all of the way through Plebe drawing without dropping a tenth is no small exploit, but Jack soon proved himself in many other ways. No hive, he kept himself near the top of the class by sheer persistence and doggedness, plus an uncanny ability to spec. These traits and a disarming sincerity were evident in every- thing that Jack undertook, even at the table where he distinguished himself as a trencherman par excellence. A ready willingness to point the way himself should serve to make his Army career a success. Jack Company F-1, Sergeant; Ski Club (4, 3, 1). " «% a !tK ; " ' " " ii rii u ii - -a DWIGHT COMBER BURNHAM Macomb, Illinois Cofigressiotu , 14th, lllinoii Dee is patience and tact personified — the only person in the world who can show from three to five people how to work identical problems at five minute intervals for six days a week and be as considerate of the last as the first. Generally caring for his perplexed classmates might have helped to make Dee the strongest advocate of more week-ends per week an d more femmes per week-end. That he never quite lost the civilian slant on life — indoctrinated by college — helped to boost the spirits of his friends. Dee Company F-2; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4); Golf (3, 1); Honor Committee (4, 3, 1) ' , Chairman; Debate Club r4); Golf Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3. 1); Stars (3, 1); Mortar (3). WALTER BURNSIDE RUEL FOX BURNS, JR. Terre H.aute, Indhn. Congrtssionul, 6th, Indiana From the banks of the Wabash came placid, unruffled, congenial Burnsy. An ardent devotee of every hop, he sincerely believed that any weekend sans la femme was a wasted one. Burnsy did everything possible to make life at West Point bearable. Neither the Academic Depart- ment nor the TD could change his friendly grin or ami- able indifference, for books did not fluster this veritable hive nor demos frighten him. His remarkable ability to occupy a prominent place in any society will surely fol- low him into any branch that he chooses. Burnsy Company F-1; Sergeant; Skeet (1). Ft. Brown, Tex. s Presidoitial A nomadic life brought Wally to West Point — you guessed it, an Army Brat. His views, although altered somewhat by beast barracks, still waxed enthusiastic for the army life. Excelsior, the motto, Wal soared ever higher, even in the financial support of both chapels, result of an inadvertent error in his choice of sign up lists. The inevitable troughs and crests of the hetero- geneous sea of cadet life had their effects, which he took his stride to come through high in his class and esteemed bv all. Wally Company G-2; Sergeant; Fencing (4); Gymnastics (4, 3, 1); Bugle .,_T jl Notes (4, 3); Ski Club (3,1). ,g|a g ri-wy— ■ 155 JEROME FREDICK BUTLER X ' alley Creek, Tennessee Congressional, 1st, Tc Jerry enlisted in the Army from the University of Ten, see and after several months received an AUS com sion. His desire to make the Army his career prompted him to obtain an appointment to the Academy. His greatest pleasure was to meet with his hill-billy frien on Saturday nights and to play his guitar and sing. Jerry, after a little trouble academically during Plebe year, got along very well. The possession of a good- natured personality and an ability to win friends easily has caused him to be very popular with everyone. Jerry Companv B-1 ; Sergeant. JOSEPH FRED BUZHARDT McCoRMiCK, South Carolina Congressional, 3fJ, South Carolina Buz was famous from Beast Barracks days for the spot of white hair on the back of his head. With two college years and R.O.T.C. behind him. Buz came up from his Southern home to Usmay college to try his luck. Easy to make friends with, Buz had little trouble passing his years at the Point except with the Math Department and the T.D. Not a real goat he was still one of the boys who had his academic troubles. We are sure the service will profit by his membership. ■ Buz Company C-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Sunday School Teachers (4, 3, 1). JOHN J. BYRNE Dubuque, Iowa Congressional, Ind, Iowa Since his first day at West Point, this black curly- haired Irishman from the toughest neighborhood in Iowa has been plugging energetically and has been pass- ing off all difficulties with a smile. This smile, which is so typical of his versatile personality, has cheered his many friends through those periods when they needed most of all a cheery and reliable friend. Our time spent with him makes us feel certain that his foresight, calm- ness, and hard-headed determination will one day bring him that endorsement we all strive for — " Well done. " Johnny Company D-1 , B,isketb ill (3, 1); Tennis f 4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Hand- ball (1), ' Squash Club (3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). LAURENCE JAMES CAHILL, JR. Banoor, Maine Coiif tuion,i!, ird, M iin Bud, known as the Bangalore Torpedo, came to West Point from the hub of the universe, Bangor, Maine. This perhaps explains his skill and interest in winter spofrs. Usmay hasn ' t changed Bud too much, for beneath the veneer of kaydet grey, there still lives that independeni and irrepressive spirit that was typical of him when he went to the University of Maine. Even though he spent much of his time helping goaty classmates with their chem or cal, he still maintained his place in the upper sections with the hives. Bud Company F-1; Sergeant; Camera Club (3), Ski Club (3, 1). JACK THOMAS CAIRNS Clinton, Oklahoma Coni rissioihil, 1th, OkLihoma Fresh from the wind blown plains of Clinton came a fine athlete with a jovial personality. At the Academy Jack quickly developed an aptitude for military affairs. Possessed with an ingenious imagination and a longing for better and finer things, his ambitions cannot help but lead him to success. By his wives he ' ll always be remembered for his newspapers, shoes, neatly concealed articles, and the industrious hours studying German. The Academy will remember him for his originality, achievements, and that part of his character that he gave to the Corps. Black Jack Company G-2; Baseball (4, 3, 1); Football (4); Boxing (4, 3, 1). JOHN WILLIAM CALLAGHAN Lawrence, Massachusetts Congressional, 7th, Massachusetts Combining determination and conscientiousness with an Irish sense of humor, John came to West Point well pre- pared for the task ahead of him. His will to do a job well along with his capacity for taking disappointment in his stride were traits which made him a staunch friend. Two years at Dartmouth and a natural ability made studying n easy task, thus affording John an opportunity to take rt in numerous cadet activities. A promising career in Army is a certainty for this real soldier and true coinpanion. Johnny Company E-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Soccer (4, 3, 1), Manager (1); Lecture (Ilommittee (4, 3); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Hundredth Night Show (4). ROY CUNO CALOGERAS Berkeley, California Congnssional, 7th, Calijnniia Roy took Plebe year in stride but came to a grinding halt with the Tactical Department Yearling year. First man in the class slugged for kissing his femme, he could al- ways be found after a particularly difficult inspection shining his drill shoes and mumbling, " That ought to stop them. " His frequent visits to Flirtation Walk amused his wives as they may some day amuse his wife. Whether at odds with the tac or not, he always tried to improve himself. His perseverence and friendliness will recommend him to his superiors. Roy Company B-I; Sergeant; Track (4); Football (4); Swimming (1); Sunday School Teachers (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Water Soccer (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). BURTON GORDON CAMERON, JR. Charlotte, Michigan Congressional, 3rd, Michigan Gordon came to us from the winding cedars and sloping greens of Michigan. He brought with him a spirit of friendliness and good cheer that never failed. Through- out the trials of Plebe year and the winter gloom days, we could always count on Cam to come through with a smile a yard wide and a hearty laugh that made every- thing okay. His remarkable athletic record and his natural friendliness have won him the respect and admiration of his classmates. Handsome, energetic — Gordon has a brilliant career ahead of him. Cam Company C-2; Sergeant; Wrestling (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (1). TOM CLIFFT CAMPBELL Tullahoma, Tennessee Congressional, 5th, Tennessee Big Tom came to West Point an old college man. He has never lost his loyalty to Georgia Tech and Sigma Chi. Known for his ever-present joviality by runts and flankers alike, he could have easily won stars but, instead, spent most of his time coaching or shooting the bull. The leadership which he has shown as a cadet will continue to manifest itself after graduation. His perseverance and love of a job well done, added to a belief in strict dis- cipline will make him a capable officer. Big Tom Company A-1; Captain; Corporal; Lecture Committee (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (3, 1); Hop Committee (3); Cadet Concert Orchestra (4); Ring Committee (4, 3, 1), Chairman; Chess Club (4). 1 158 - ' J--. ' : tS S:. JAMES THOMAS CARBINE, JR. ViLLANOVA, Pennsylvania Congnsiional, Sth, Pttmnlvaiiia A wonderful personality, a cheerful disposition and a determination to succeed in any field will carry Jim far in Army life. He is not a man to watch the world go by, but definitely contributes more than his share, making everything he participates in a success. His tendency toward sacking at any time does not hinder his keen mind from absorbing knowledge that is thrown his way. His S. I. preparation is ample proof that success can be attained in a very few minutes. Villanova ' s loss was West Point ' s gain! Jim Company B-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Swimming (3); Hockey (4, 3, 1); Tennis (4, 3, 1); Election Committee (3); Acolytes (1); Missal Readers (3). CARSHALL CARTER CARLISLE, JR. WoosTER, Ohio Congressional, 16th, Ohio Plebe life in B-2 amply prepared this blonde and blue eyed Ohioan for the Corps. As an upperclassman, Plebes will remember him as hard but fair. An all around activities man before he came to us, he settled down to a life of hard work and study. A good athlete, he plays the game to the hilt. He ' s quiet, well mannered and a courte- ous gentleman, but has a stubborn fighting spirit to stick with a job and see it through. Carsh ' s ability will make him a valuable officer and leader. Carsh Company G-1; Sergeant; Cross Country (4); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (0. RICHARD GLENN CARNRIGHT Maywood, Illinoi; Conij Dick came to West Point from the suburbs of Chicago with a background of little more than a high school education. Nevertheless he mastered all the Academic Department could offer and still had time to drag, write letters and visit the gym quite often. Dick had little trouble with the Tactical Department and vice versa. His kindness and good-fellow tactics made him a friend to all who associated with him. Dick ' s keen sense of responsibility and willingness to work assures him a brilliant future as an officer in the Army. Dick Company G-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Football (4); Soccer (3); Ski Club (3, 1). ,w; ' T ' iJ : EDWARD M. CARR Berkeley, California Congressional, lirh, Pennsylvania Only the wilds of Alaska could produce the athletic personage of Ned Trem Carr. An Army brat with lots of travelling experience, Ned has an excellent background for the fascinating tales which he so descriptively spreads before his eager audience. California is Ned ' s mother state, and to her he pays patriotic homage. However, living in Alaska for several years has convinced him that California is only part of the world. A goat by choice, Ned finds the Academy not the most pleasant place to spend three years. Trem Company E-1; Sergeant; Track (4); Rifle (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). JAMES ELBERT CARTER Sanford, Florida Congressional, Inei, Florieia Jim is from Florida and came to West Point as a finished product of the Army. Orientation to the system here never did bother him, for his ability to find humor in those circumstances in which other men tear hair carried him over the bumps and into strong friendships. His personality and ability to have a good time made him wanted on those memorable Popolo picnics. Work is for the hives, was Jim ' s philosophy but he has continually proven that he possesses the worldly wisdom for any of life ' s problems. Jim Company O-l; Track (3). ROBERT FLEMING CARTER Roanoke, Virginia Congressional, 6th, Virginia An Army Brat from ' way back, Bob came to West Point knowing what Plebe year held in store for him and took it in his stride. A natural but lazy hive, he attained an enviable academic record with a minimum of study. Worry is unknown to him, and in his always availablc-g-x spare time he was engaged in a bull session, sacking, or at the pool. Not unheard of in the field of sports, he was a familiar figure on Army ' s swimming team. Without a doubt he will make an outstanding officer. Bob ■te: Company D-1; Lacrosse (4); Swimming (4, 3, 1); Water Soccer (3, 1). 1 P 160 FRANK SAL ' ATORE CARUSO Hmii ' Ki YN, New York Conirtssional, irJ, New York AfiLV being a staunch supporter o( the Brooklyn Dodgers for 111. my years, Hai switched forces in 1943 and joined rhe services of Usmay. His keen power of analysis and caJiiiiiess in critical situations will carry him a long way. TJoying Hal ' s company for three years has been a great ■ pleasure. He gained the admiration of his classmates not only for his athletic prowess but also for his true friend- ship and determination in his undertakings. Regardless of the branch Hal may choose, he is sure to bring credit upon the Corps. Hal Company G-2; Sergeant; Basketball (4); Lacrosse (4); Gymnastics (4); Acolytes (3, 1); Missal Readers (4); Ski Club (3); Weight Lifting (3, 1). ROBERT HARRY CASE Washington, District of Columbia Presidtntial, At Large An Army brat, Bob hails from nowhere in particular and everywhere in general. Straight out of Sully ' s, he sailed through math with ease, but got snagged up a little in English and M. T. G. His perseverance, how- ever, brought him through with a B-robe star for English, and since Plebe year the going has been smooth. A strong swimmer and generally athletically inclined. Bob has figured heavily in many of B company ' s intra- mural successes. Femmes, yes, and red boy, maybe; but wild and gleeful rat races are Bob ' s favorite pastime. Company B-1; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4); Camera Club (4, 3, 1. Soccer (3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). ); Water JOHN CHARLES CASSIDY Mount Vernon, New York At Larg. Yep, you guessed it! Jack is all Irish and has all th characteristics that go with it. He is good natureii friendly, generous, and lots of fun. It seems to run in the family. His high standards of sportsmanship, fair play, and honor make him excellent officer material. Pobcho can hold more than his own in any field of sport. He likes them all, and is always wanted when a game is being started. He represents the Empire State here at West Point and is a real credit to it. Jack Company F-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4); Hockey (4, 3); Ski Club C3, 1). ■ 161 ' - JOSEPH ROY CASTELLI Pacific, Missouri Congressional , 9th, Missouri Although he lost a couple of skirmishes and more than a few Wednesday and Saturday afternoons to the T.D., Cass took them in stride and came up smiling. A strict adherent to the law of diminishing returns with regard to academics, Joe occupied the so-called comfortable sections; but the gold star pinned on his B-robe by the French Department is evidence of a Plebe year crisis. Unlimited natural ability insures his success in the Army, while complete unselfishness and dependability make him something extra in the way of friends. Cass Company B-2; Basketball (4); Fishing Club. JOHNNY RUDD CASTLE EuFAULA, Oklahoma Congressional , 2nd, Oklahoma " I shall return " was said not only by Mac Arthur about The Philippines but also by Johnny about his native state Oklahoma. His unassuming manner and carefree attitude, characterized by his pet phrase C ' est la guerre, enable him to win many friends and the respect of all who know him. Good in any sport, he was best in the ring, winning the middleweight Intercollegiate Cham- pionship in his Yearling year. Never leashed by the Academic Department, John has been planning an aca- demic buck-up for years. " I want to study so I can learn. " Cas Company B-1; Sergeant j Boxing (4, 3, 0- WILLIAM BURNS CASTLE EuFAULA, Oklahoma Congressional, 5th, Oklahoma Thoughtful is the word most closely fitting Bill. Be it dragging or guard, he does an efficient job without apparent effort. Older than most of us, Bill is one of the cooler heads. His sage advice, when given, is respected by all who know him. Never one to forget the smaller niceties of living, he has been outstanding as a room- mate, friend, and cadet. Bill ' s mastery of military prin- ciples together with the fact that he is a gentleman in the highest sense assures the Army of an excellent officer. Sweet William Company G-1; Corporal; Debate Club (4); Polo (4, 3, 1). 1 m m 162 ■ik i 6 ROLAND STEPHEN CATARINELLA WiLKiNSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA Cotigrfsstonal 30th Pennsylvania A gentleman and a scholar, a photography fan, a vocalist of no little talent, Cat ' s popularity with almost every- one in the company was established long before Plebe Christmas. His love of music went beyond merely listening; he played an accordion, sang bass in the choir, and harmonized in " Dirty Eddie ' s " quartet. Earnestly interested in body development, Cat naturally showed interest in the bar-bells and soon joined the weight- lifter ' s exclusive 200 Club. Never dominated by the system, he always maintained his individuality and personality. Cat Company G-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Football (4, 3, 1); Lacrosse (4); Hockey (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1). EDWARD JOSEPH CAVANAUGH Worcester, Massachusetts Congressional, 4th, Massachusetts Outwardly carefree and always cheerful, no one ever took his cadet life more seriously than Ed. A diligent worker and a rugged opponent in any sort of contest, Ed proved to be a sparkplug in everything he undertook. The knowledge he amassed in the pursuit of his exten- sive hobbies made him the most popular source of infor- mation in the company. The most unforgetable feature in Ed ' s whole Irish makeup, however, was his engaging friendliness; for he was never known to be without a smile of friendly encouragement and good cheer. Ed Company B-2; Sergeant; Acolytes (1); Chess Club (4); Weight Lifting C3, 1). JAMES RICHARD CAVANAUGH McKeesport, Pennsylvania Congressional, }Oth, Pennsylvania No matter what walk of life you enter, it would be very hard to find a truer friend than Dick. Tall, dark, and always with a smile, he has won the respect and friend- ship of everyone of his classmates. Possessing a brilliant and clear mind, Dick not only stood high with the Academic Department but demonstrated his versatility rfjS by writing, managing, and organizing. Dick will follow Pn the footsteps of his brother by rolling along with the caissons. McKeesport will be proud of their contribution to rlic long grey line. Dick Comp.iiiv G-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Football (4, 3, 1); Wrestling (4) Acol tcs (3, 1); Missal Readers (3, 1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1) Point,., 4, 3, 1); Bugle Notes (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (4, 3); Ski Club . 1); Weight Lifting (3, 1). i ' jn» ' . 163 ROBERT ALBERT CHABOT , Manchester, New Hampshire Sinatorial, New Hampshirt He came to us from New York Military with a fine athletic record and an ever genial personality — neither of which has suffered from his perennial tangencv with academics. The kind of roommate who would give you the " T-shirt from his back " and who is always willirrg to share an unpleasant task to lighten someone else ' s load, he will never lack friends. Despite his happy-go- lucky ways, Bob is a capable man with a high sense of duty and responsibility which will take him far as an officer. Bob Company E-1; Sergeant; Baseball (4, 3, l)l Football (4, 3, 1). ROBERT IRVING CHANNON Portsmouth, Virginia Congrissioiial, 2nd, Virginia Bob, a Southerner at heart, reared in Old Virginia, came to the Military Academy with one ideal: to become a good officer. He has worked hard and earnestly towards this goal. His greatest attribute was working towards his ideal. He spends many hours imprinting professional knowledge on his brain. His sincere friendship is another of his qualities; everyone looks up to his level of per- sonal appearance. Bob will go far in the Army with his devotion to duty and his excellent military bearing. Good luck and best wishes, Bob. R.I. Company A-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Football (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3. 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Glee Club (3, 1). ■■ « iygp » ?qg " - " KENNETH RICHARD CHAPMAN Abilene, Kansas Congressional, 4th, Kansas ,, Descending upon us from the wide-open spaces of Kansas with two years of the collegiate life to his credit, G-2 ' s chief exponent of wine, women, and song was destined for a cadet career of outwitting the combined forces of the Tactical and Academic Departments. Adhering to his be merry philosophy, Ken directed the major portion of his efforts toward letter writing and midnight bull sessions. Strictly a natural in the fine arts of athletics, efficiency, friendship, and leadership, this prairie son is sure to go far in his chosen field. Ken Company G-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Soccer (3); Fencing (4, 3), Numerals; Debate Club (4); Ski Club (3, 1). BENJAMIN KELLER CHASE " ' =if :: Annville, Pennsylvania Congressional 19th Pennsylvania From V.P.L via the Army came our Uncle Ben. The center of many friendly arguments, this Pennsylvania Dutchman has managed to hold his own, and we have almost come to believe his expression: " don ' t worry about your Uncle Ben. " Neither hive nor goat, Ben resorted to good common sense to meet his academic problems. A real B.T.O., he could have a good time at West Point or anywhere else. His love of outdoor life, and ready adaptability for any situation will make Ben a real soldier. Ben Company G-1; Ski Club (3. 1); Weight Lifting (3). JAMES DAVID CHATFIELD MiNOT, North Dakota At Large Chat came to us from the distant plains of North Dakota, which possibly explains his love for the outdoors and the finer things of life. Many of those finer things find It hard to resist his ever-cheerful personality and friend- liness. This same friendliness and his athletic ability have won him respect and many lifelong friends at the Academy, and will carry him far in whatever he chooses. He will always be looked up to by other men as a mag- nificent athlete and a leader. Chat Company C-2; Sergeant, Corporal; Track (4); Football (4); Basket- 11 (4). 165 E ERETT EUGENE CHRISTENSEN Seattle, Washinoton Army After spending over a year overseas, Chris came to West Point with a thorough knowledge of the Army. He quickly won many friends and established himself among the draggoids of H Co. A true hive, he applied himself, even though his favorite subject was recreation and was considered an authority on things military as well as the subject of Flirty. His wives considered him another Dick Gilbert; Chris really had a beautiful voice, how- ever. Although he may never journey to the moon, Chris will go far toward success in the Army. Chris Company H-2; Captain; Corporal; Class Officers (3). WILLIAM EDWARD CHYNOWETH Washington, District of Columbia Smaiorial Big Ed stands out as a soldier, athlete and scholar. Although generally thoughtful and quiet his keen sense of humor and likeable personality has always made him many friends. The respect he has acquired from those who have known him here will follow him always. The proper blend of inherent ability, a high sense of duty, and flanker spirit will carry him far in whatever he undertakes. Ed came to us as the son of an infantry man and will himself be a proud asset to the ranks of the doughboys. Big Ed Company H-2; Sergeant; Track (4, 3, 1); Football (4, 3); Soccer (1); Ski Club (4, 3. 1). HesAt Srs?? - WILLIAM LAFAYETTE CLAPP, JR. Knoxville, Tennessee Congressional, 2nd, Tennesste From the time he first saw the light of day. Bill wanted to be a soldier, so in due course of time he matriculated at our fair home on the Hudson. Here he was forced to the ugly alternative of work, but work he did, and after an initial set-back by the Medics he managed to convince the A.B. that the Army really needed him. A swell fellow, never too busy to help a classmate. Bill will be a definite asset to the Army wherever he goes. Bill Company C-2; Sergeant; Corporal JOSEPH CLAYPOOLE CLARK Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Congressional, Htb, Pennsylvatna " Good Joe " Clark, he was known as in those days. A natural born hive? Never late to a formation? To the latter we could say first call and still be clear of the legal eagle. But the former — well, he did push the first man in the batt for cal honors — over the top once, too. To his wives — one special one — this knowledge of calculus was his best trait. Lacrosse and fencing are among Joe ' s better sports but the obstacle course — rough! " Mud- puddle " — yes, it does resemble one. Maybe all the little Clarks of the future will approach " Claypoole ' s. " Jacy Company H-2; Sergeant; Howitzer (4, 3, 1). ■ " " rswu ' jso . ROBERT CAREY CLEMENSON San Bernadino, Cal. At Large Clem led the untypical life: he is an efficient person never in a hurry, and knows how to manipulate spare time. He never could reconcile himself to the prolonged study of Central Area; almost every Saturday and Wednesday afternoon found him performing this arduous task. The Nose was quite a joy to the Academic Department and when, and if, he unleashes his ample talents in the free world, he will find for himself a top rung on the ladder of success. Clem Company D-2; Ski Club (4, 3); Handball (1). PHILIP LEE CLEMENTS, JR. Lexington, Kentucky Congrtssional, 6rh, Kentucky Out of the wild hills of Lexington stormed our Clem for his first glimpse of the North, Finding life at LIsmay a far cry from the U. of Kentucky, he quickly adjusted himself as evidenced by his popularity, and settled down to his easy going pace. Phil likes to be known as a down- right goat, but this is not the opinion of those files he dragged from the mire of the D list. His willingness to always lend a helping hand, and his friendliness will mak e him an excellent officer. Phil Companv D-1; Howitzer (4), Golf Club (1); Water Soccer (3, 1); Ski Club (4). 167 CARCIE CLARENCE CLIFFORD, JR. Winston-Salem, North Carolina Cougressiona!, 5t j, North OiroUna Straight from the South and its Citadel, Jack has made his place in the Corps with a will that bodes ill for any- one who blocks his path. The piano in Kendrick Hall and the handball courts are the biggest stumbling blocks in his path to academic fame, and even the women prove to be a diversity when the occasion arises. Up with the first note of reveille in the morning, Jack takes every- »lTing in his stride, making friends at every turn, and substantiating the age-old tradition of Southern gentle- men. Jack Company E-1; Corporal; Cadet Concert Orchestra (3, 1); Ski Club (4). ALEXANDER TURNER COCHRAN The Plains, Virginia Senatorial, Virginia Alec was born in that cradle of democracy nestling high in the hills above the Hudson River; West Point, N. Y. After years of absence he returned to prepare for his life work. One of the boys when roll was called in the goat sections, he nevertheless stayed one jump ahead of the Academic Board. Alec ' s eternal smile, his hearty good humor, and his natural friendliness won for him the everlasting admiration of his classmates. His typical brat aggressiveness, his sincerity, loyalty, and excep- tional ability will make him an outstanding officer. Turner Company C-2j Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Dialectic Society (1). JESSE JOSEPH COHEN Canonsburg, Pennsylvania Congressional, lUh, Pennsylvania A full-fledged grad from Penn State, Jess had little trouble acclimating himself to the academic life at West Point. Possessor of the body in G Co, and a top notch intra- murder man, he excels in physical ability. This son of Pennsylvania can take any problem or trouble in h stride. A B.T.O. in every sense of the word. West Poi has but slightly hampered his natural talent for having a good time. A soldier ' s soldier, his quick wit as welras his high sense of duty will take him far in his Anny career. ' ' ' g fs Company G-1; Sergeant, Ski Club (3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). " «r ' A 168 ' ■ DAVID LAPHAM COLAW AttfiSiDiA, California Cons ressiona llrh, Ctjliforniii Qtie day Dave said, " There is no such thing as a goat at Wgst Point, " and he set out to prove it. He claimed that iiJflc could graduate, that was proof enough; but he HU ' derestimated his own abilities. Few cadets have set jgtth high standards for themselves, and fewer still have been so liberal with the midnight oil in attempting to reach their goal. Perseverance has enabled Dave to over- come each obstacle as it has arisen, and has given him a good start for a career of continued success. Dave Company H-2; Sergeant. FRANK ELLSWORTH COLE Staunton, Virginia Presiiiattial, At Large An Army brat, Frank had difficulty deciding which state to give his allegiance. First he was a son of the Lone Star Republic; later he joined the union, naturalized as a Virginian. His sandy hair, pleasant manner, and H Co. spirit won him many friends. An ideal roommate, he defended his views never giving the impression of arguing. Frank ' s affairs with the weaker sex constantly worried his wives, although bothering him little. That Frank was called short fat wife is actually no indication of his build. He is tall. F.E. Company H-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1). JAMES EDWARD COLEMAN Norfolk, Virginia Congressional , 2nd, Virginia A Staunch Rebel to the core, Jim is very popular with all his classmates, as he is not only easy to make friends with, but can seemingly never do too much for his man acquaintances. The Bangalore has lost many tenths by staying up after taps to insure a goat of going pro. He is game for any activity that offers a chance for a thnll, and therefore engaged in many athletics while at The academy. Jim ' s natural leadership, combined with his untiring loyalty will take him far in life. Bangaloi Company H-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Track (1); Soccer (3); Honor Committee (4, 3, 1). m» J. MARTIN GRIMES COLLADAY Hutchinson, Kansas Senator a , Kiirtsas From the very beginning of cadet life Marty was known to his friends as Squirrel. Like this nickname, his friend- ship and likeable character always stuck with you, for he had that something that made you like him. Marty attained high honors in English and history and can be termed a hive, despite the M. T. G. Department. For him Kansas was the only state, and to insult Kansas was to insult him. So vigorous and enthusiastic was he that the debating team found a good member in ' 43- SCJLIIRREL Company C-2; Sergeant; Lecture Committee (4, 3); Debate Club (4, 3, 1); Chess Club (4, 3, 1); Water Soccer (1). i ROBERT REYNOLDS COLLER Battle Creek, Michigan Congressional 3rd, Michigan Boisterous laughter rolling across North Area always meant that Bob was sounding off again. This jesting character, a son of Michigan, is one of those men whose love for fun couldn ' t be squelched by the T. D. or Aca- demic Department. Possessed of a great amount of com- mon sense and a ready wit, Bob could always find time to spin a yarn about some past escapade. We never tired of listening to him. Whatever problems the army life brings, this amiable fellow, a sincere and appreciative friend, will take them in his stride. Bob Company G-2; Sergeant; Corporal, Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3); Fishing Club (3). EDWARD JOSEPH COLLINS Brighton, Massachusetts Congressional, Old 9th, Massachusetts Woodie professes that he speaks English correctly, but the Firsties always allowed the doolies a smirk or two when the Irishman from Bahston told of " pahking his cah in the Hahvahd yahd. " Woodie ' s Boston dignity however is just camouflage for lurking mischief. The remarkable ability of never stepping too hard on even the T.D. ' s toes earned him a measure of peace even at West Point. With happy thoughts of his girl, his sack, and approach- ing graduation, and a casual concern for academics, " Leprechaun " Woodie found few worries in cadet life. WOODIE Company G-1; Acolytes (3, 1); Missal Readers (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3). 170 Wlk JOSEPH EASTER BROOK COLLINS Washington, District of Columbia Coiieressional, 16th, Michigan Jerry is adaptable as an Army brat should be. Fresh out of an Army life he entered Usmay with many friends. His vibrant and possessive ability to laugh brought him many more friends. He partook in the unusual as well as the usual cadet life. Neither the area nor white-gloved turnout formations phased him. Nothing pleased him more than a rally or a water fight among his classmates. Even his ever-inviting sack lay empty when such ap- peared. His determination to make good in the Army will insure his success. Jerry Company F-2; Sergeant; Soccer (4); Acolytes (1); Skeet (1). FRANK DONALD CONANT, JR. Lynchburg, Virginia Army Moose came to West Point from the Army with over a year ' s experience and the two chevrons of a corporal. A true Rebel, he was born in irginia and bred in Georgia. With no worry about academics, Moose spent his after- noons on the area and his evenings reading field manuals or in the sack. There was never a dull moment while listening to his wit served Southern style. His love of tactics and field work along with his dependability and ingenuity should get him far in his long Army career. MoosE Company A-1; Sergeant. LESTER MYKEL CONGER KoHLER, Wisconsin Congressional, 6th, Wisconsin Yea Congo! Hail the Midwestern lad with the famous sheepish grin that brews firm friendship everywhere. His only sorrow and defeat as a cadet was that he lost Yearling weekend. " Sir, " he said to the officer, " could you please postpone that report? It ' ll put me over in demerits — it means my weekend. " Congo walked the rea, the true West Pointer, confident that he had gone down fighting. He leaves a warm place in our hearts as a true friend. To say that he will make good is being superfluous. Congo Company D-1; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4); Cadet Concert Orchestra (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). S9 PP- 171 EDWARD JOSEPH CONLIN, JR. WiLLisTON, North Dakota Stnatorial, North Dc kt tu With rare wit, a wealth of personality, and consistent Irish luck, this favorite son of North Dakota proved that not even Plebe year could rob him of his indivKlu.- ality. No hive but blessed with far more common sei than academic aptitude Ed always managed to maint the required proficiency. His persistent good hum- made him many friends. With sincerity his principle and enthusiasm his forte, Ed makes success his habit. His earnestness and faculty for doing a task well insures the Army a valuable officer. Ed Company G-1; Sergeant; Swimming (4); Acolytes (1); Missal Readers (4, 3); Camera Club (3, 1); Golf Club (4); Skeet (1); Water Soccer (1); Ski Club (3); Cheerleader (1). STEVEN LIVESEY CONNER, JR. Watervliet, New York At Large Discipline was nothing new to Steve, being an Army brat and fresh out of a school known as N.Y.M.A. During his Plebe year he began to gain prominence in the ring and during Yearling year developed into the Eastern Intercollegiate Champion. He was rewarded in being elected captain of the boxing team. Steve took academics right in stride never allowing a tenth to worry him. In his quiet unassuming way, Steve has acquired a host of friends and has a brilliant future as an officer. Steve Company H-1; Lieutenant, Corporal; Boxing (4, 3, 1), Capt. of Boxing Team (1); Camera Club (4, 3, 1). RICHARD LANSING CONOLLY, JR. Waukegan, Illinois Cangrtssional, 10th, Illinois Far from being that fish out of water is this Navy junior in Army ranks, though with his famous dad lies our Marine Raider ' s pride and joy. Completely unassum- ing as one finds him, Dick still has prospects of great promise; at least his efforts prove this, after letter writ- ing, chatting, and sacking is done. His is the life of testing patience to the exasperation of past and present wives. However, the unveiling of that happy nature is a guarantee of peace as well as of countless friendships. Canelli Comp.iny D-2; Tennis (4, 3, 1). ij A 172 L ' I 6 BERNARi:) E. CONOR Allegan, Miciucan Congrtssional, 4th, Michigan From the tranquil shores of Lake Michigan to the com- plex, hurried life of West Point at war is quite a step for most young men, but Bob managed it with the aid of a transition period in the Army Air Corps. The University of Detroit ' s loss was our gain as this near-star-man ably proved early in his Plebe year. A thorough soldier, real friend, and perfect roommate, this happy Irishman also leaned toward the lighter side, as evidenced by his running ability and as a connoisseur of the fairer sex. Bob Company E-l; Captain; Corporal; Track (4, 3, 1); Cross Country (1); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (4); Captain, Track Team. THOMAS MORTON CONSTANT Underhill, Vermont Congressional, 10th, Ntui Jersey Tom came to us with the typical varied background of an Army brat. His fluency with Chinese attests to his eight year sojourn in the Orient; and his bedside manner with the riding hall nags, to his year at a cavalry military college. A past master at the gentle art of skiing, he kept his wives guessing with his talk of schusses and Christies. His love for administration and his natural observance to details are bound to carry him far in his chosen profession as an Army officer. T Company E-2; Captain; Corporal; Lacrosse (4, 3, 0; Wrestling (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3,0; Cadet Chapel Ushers (1); Ski Club (4,3,1), President (1), Vice-President (3). JAMES EDWARD CONVEY, JR. Forest Hills, Long Island, New York Congressional, 2nd, New York From the very first day of Beast Barracks all the new Plebes knew Jimmy as the fair-haired lad from Forest Hills down on Long Island. Perhaps Jim ' s best trait is his remarkable ability to make lasting friendships. His sharp wit earned him a place among the hives, and his heerful personality made him a welcome member of y group. Neither boning rank nor too indifferent, he wa3 always steady, reliable, and willing to lend a help- ing hand. C Co knows that Jimmy will be a success wherever he goes. Jim Coni any C-2; Sergeant; Acolytes (3, 1); Missal Readers (3); Pointer ( " 41; Camera Club (1); Ski Club (3, 1). ;35 173 FREDERICK B. CORDOVA, JR. San Antonio, Texas A. U.S. An ex-G.I. and a Texan, Fred has achieved an enviable reputation for his friendliness, sportsmanship, and good humor. In spite of an occasional liberal interpretation of the Blue Book, he managed to break about even with the Tactical Department. Not only a good athlete and willing student, he was also a resourceful organizer and capable leader. Fred graduates with all that West Point can give him and all the best that we can wish him. We know that those with whom he will associate will agree with us who have known him here. Fred Company G-1, Sergeant; Corporal; Fencing (4, 3, 1); Skeet (1). WILLIAM THOMAS COUND Washington, District of Columbia Presidtntuil The only Q.M. brat in the class, Bill has spent so much of his life in Washington that he calls it home. Being a hive by nature, academics gave him little trouble. Gifted with a vivid imagination, which often runs to extremes, he naturally turned to The Pointer where his writing talents found outlet in numerous weird and fanciful stories. No athlete he. Coon-doe has found the sack his favorite recreation, although now and then he likes to go down and battle it out with West Point ' s willful nags. A specoid from birth, he ' s gained a tre- mendous store of military knowledge. Coon-doe Companv B-1; Sergeant, Pointer (4, 3, 1), Feature Editor; Water Soccer (1). FELIX FOSTER COWEY, JR. Newport, Rhode Island Senatorial Proud of his Rhode Island heritage, Fos always popped his chest up higher when able to announce that Little Rhody was his home state. Taking Plebe year in stride, he gained renown for his excellent execution of the ginch call, although classmates will always deny his claim to a 2.5 average on blind drags Yearling year. Little troubled with academics, his only defeat by the T.D. was loss of Yearling weekend, because of twice dis- covered polka-dot P.J. ' s. Fos ' s abundant qualities of leadership will certainly inspire men who serve under him. Fos Company F-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Acolytes (3, 1), Missal Readers (4, 1, Ski Club (3, 1). 4 HARRY G. CRAMER, JR. Johnstown, Pennsylvania Congrtssionjl, IJth, PimisilvMiia Entering West Point after only three years of high school education, Harry held with the average of his class- mates during his entire three years, excelling in tactics. Though apparently occupying all the week-days with work, he never failed to show up at the hop Saturday night with a pro femme. Harry is tall, husky, and good- natured, and he always had a cheery word for a class- mate who was in the dumps. Like all, he waits for this graduation, which will bring him his long-awaited Army career. Muscles Company H-2, Sergeant; Football (4), Lacrosse (4 " , Rifle (4, 3, 1); Election Committee (4, 3, 1 i; Acolytes (3, 1); Missal Readers (4, 3); Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Skeet (3, 1), Treasurer (1); Water Soccer (1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). 6 ROBERT GREWELLE CRAMER Kalama, Washington Congrissional, ird, Washington " Heaven help the foes of mighty Washington! " That was always Bob ' s theme song. Intense pride in his home town and state was one of his most outstanding at- tributes, although his roommates found it trying at times. Their discomfort was more than repaid, how- ever, by his fine tenor voice which made him an impor- tant figure in the Catholic Chapel Choir. Bob always believed in enjoying life, but his keen sense of values protected him from immoderation and placed him high in the estimation of all who knew him. Good luck. Bob! Company B-2; Basketball (4); Gymnastics (4); Acolytes (1); Missal Readers (3, 1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club; Glee Club. LOUIS GREGORY CRE TLING Painesville, Ohio Congressional, 22nd, Ohio Louis was The Man, the two minute king of reveille, with his stars lighting the way. His poor little heart was broken when after-reveille sack was abolished. He devoted much time in assisting his fallen classmates from the depths of foundation. One of Louis ' major mistakes, despite his athletic prowess, was calling out his wife — a boodle fight behind the C Store. He will always be indebted to Cucho, provider of beautiful femmes. Al- though only a boy from high school when he entered, truly Louis graduated a man. Louis Company F-1; Sergeant; Track (4), Numerals; Cross Country (4); Chess Club (4, 3); Ski Club (3, 1); Stars (4, 3, 1). 175 J g? ? - PAT WILLIAM CRIZER Appalachia, Virginia Congressional, 9th, Virginia -Pat is Appalachia, Virginia ' s gift to the Military Academy. His extracurricular activities at West Point included playing corps squad basketball three years, planning weekends, sacking, and calling the minutes in the 39th division even after recognition. He was char- acterized by good judgment of feminine proficiency and ability to evade quill. Although the rifle and machine gun were effective when manned by Pat, his best weapon was a laundry bag as used on Tuesday night rat races. He was always well liked especially for his desire to help his classmates. Pat Company A-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4); Basketball (4, 3, 1), Weight Lifting (3, 1). San Antonio, Texas WILLIS DODGE CRONKHITE, JR Senatorial, New Jersey The Crusher entered after several years of diligent preparation at the Bean ' s. His spec and ability made academics easy, but his ready sense of humor gave him a Plebe year. Although Bud was a good all-round athlete, he still shudders at the thought of running and fit to fight. Being an Army brat, possessing a great sense of humor, and the excellent qualities of leadership, athletic prowess, and the ability to get along with any- one. Bud will make an excellent Army officer. He was a great companion and classmate. Crusher Company F-1; Sergeant; Wrestling (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3). EVANS READ CROWELL, JR. San Francisco, California At Large Evans is a good man and yet a moderate man. His ready wit is tempered with a quiet dignity; his zest for living, countered by his efficient performance of duty; and his love of competition, balanced by his consideration for others. He won his stars and stripes with little effort ani found ample time to indulge in his well-rounded in terests and hobbies. His sincerity, conscientiousness, and cheerfulness have won him many steadfast friends het-ie, and he is certain to become a fine officer and a credit to the Army. mm . Company F-2; Corporal; Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Stars (4). t. 176 1 6 EDWARD FRANCIS CROWLEY Camhridge, Massachusetts Confri.ssional, 9th, Massachii.trrts ElI came to West Point with a Boston accent, a typical Ne - England subtle sense of humor, and a trusting heart. Hks biggest battle was with the Academic Department, bur h.ird, constant studying won the fight. Ed is one of e finest hockey players West Point has seen, an ex- cellent baseball player, and a good all-round athlete hard to beat at any game. A dogged determination, an always unruffled temperament, and an appreciation of all things good are the qualities which characterize him. To know him is to like him. Ed Company H-1 ■ Lieutenant; Corporal ; Baseball (4, 3, 1); Hockey (4,3,1 ), Captain; Election Committee (3). ROBERT EMMETT CROWLEY IsLiP, New York Congressional, 1st, New York Bob was an easy-going Irish lad with a quick sense of humor and a Long Island accent. Being of the intelli- gentsia he did a minimum of work and by various sub- terfuges succeeded in avoiding the pitfalls in cadet life dug by the Academic and Tactical Departments. He de- voted his free time to his red boy and instructing his less fortunate fellows in the mysteries of integral calculus. His combination of sincerity, steadfastness, and humor make him a man whom anyone would be proud to num- ber among his friends. Bob Company E-2; Sergeant; Corporal, Soccer (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (3); SkiClub (l); Handball_C3, 1). ANTHONY A. CUCOLO, JR. SuFFERN, New York At Large " Let ' s have a grind, Mr. Cucolo! " Neither the trials of Plebe year nor such a setback as a foundation in Yearling Phil, could wipe the grin from Cue ' s face. His cheery greeting and side-splitting humor made him a welcome member to any after-supper gathering on the stoops. However, the big smile is only one part of his character. Conscientious at work or play, and ready to lend a help- ing hand to a goat. Cue was a real credit to the Academy and will be the same to whatever branch he chooses. , Company D-2; Sergeant; Tennis (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). 1 •SSffPT " WILLIAM STEPHEN CULPEPPER, JR. San Francisco, California Piruilenthil is an Army brat possessing a quality of uncon- trollable laughter that is very contagious. No one is immune to his mirth making as evidenced by the fact that his habit of concealing cigarette ashes behind our radiator brought laughter even from me, receiver of the gig. Diligently applying himself to his talents, Bill has been reciting soliloquies from Shakespeare along with his own original poems since his history P entitled him " barracks lawyer. " California ' s representative to the Academy is a fine wife and will make a good soldier. Bill Company F-1; Sergeant Radio Club (3, 1), Ski Club (3, 1). ELMO EUGENE CUNNINGHAM Malvern, Arkansas Smatorial, Arkansas Out of a foxhole in the Aleutians came this Southern- bred lad, preaching the doctrine of the doughboy straight from experience. Only by the grace of God and mathematics did Dame Fortune catapult him into our class. We gained much from the transaction. Everything about E-square suggests the true soldier — the way he looks, the way he applies himself to his work, his love of the service, and even his gallant way with the femmes. As a soldier ' s soldier, Elmo will go far in this man ' s Army. E-square Company D-1; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4); Pistol (4); Hundredth Night Show (4); Fishing Club (3). JOHN PETER DANEMAN Akron, Ohio Congressional, 14th, Oh Entirely unacquainted with Army ways. Beast Barracks still didn ' t pose any great problem for this former M. I. T. man, notwithstanding those drills and parades. A disciple of hard work and constant application, stars came to Dannie as a matter of course. Frowning on blind spec, he stressed the value of basic principles and logical thinking. Although reserved at first meeting, he possesses a personality that can be best appreciated through deep friendship. Athletics .to him were for the enjoyment of leisure time. We know the years will find him a complete success. Dannie Company A-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Debate Club (1); Camera Club (3, 1); Stars (4, 3, 1); Academic Coach (4, 3, 1); Dialectic Society (1). 178 t 6 CHARLES DWELLE DANIEL Washington, District of Columbia Presiiktttial When he wasn ' t crooning, though the rest of us called It groaning, Young Chas, A-2 ' s fair-haired Army brat, found time for swimming, writing his nightly letter, and an occasional glance at the academic department ' s vol- umes of hidden secrets. Weathering the storms of first hour class and taps inspections with a grin, Charlie has added his cheerfulness to all those who know him. His happy smile, winning personality, and spoony appear- ance have brought him through the Academy with countless friends and unforgettable memories to add to his ever increasing success. Danny Company A-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Swimming (4); Tennis (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1). ROBERT SAMUEL DANIEL, JR. LoNGViEW, Texas Congressional, 3rJ, Texas From Kilgore College and the climes of east Texas, Danny brought his infectious sense of humor and love of life to make our existence at West Point more bearable. Dan ' s staunch loyalty and his depth of feeling make him a friend to be cherished. Successfully battling his course through academics, he reveled in the life of summer train- ing, and found the life that a good soldier is destined to follow. He attacks all problems with great determination and vigor, qualities that make him a real friend and a fine officer. Danny Company H-1; Corporal; Boxing (4, 3, 1); Swimming (4); Cadet Dance Orchestra (4). BERT ALISON DA TD Lehighton, Pennsylvania Congressional, list, Pennsylvania Entering West Point with a rabbit foot in each pocket and a four-leaf clover in his lapel, this luckiest man in the Corps was easy-going, generous, and good-natured — characteristics enabling him to make many fast friends. A fond admirer of the red comforter, he is nevertheless ever ready to indulge in anything, be it basketball, foot- all, B.S.-ing or dragging. His general knowledge as well S;his open and inquisitive mind will enable him to be- come a valuable and resourceful officer. His companions will always know him as a real friend. Bud Company B-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4); Basketbal Cooftrt Orchestra (4, 3: ' ; Ski Club (4, 3). (4), Cadet 179 CORBIN JAMES DAVIS Plattsmouth, Nebraska School From the state of Nebraska, Cub comes to us with a ait of determination the Academy will always defend in its graduates. His ideals of the present and future will never defeat him; but, instead, will lead him in an Army career to be admired by all. His winning smile alone will con- quer life ' s obstacles, and his cheerful friendly attitude will stick- in the memories of his personal contacts. Everyone from his wives to the members of the basket- ball squad will miss his presence when the free days of June arrive. Cub Company A-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Basketball (4, 3, 1); Tennis (4); Sunday School Teachers (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (4). HARRY ALFORD DAMS, JR. New Brighton, Pennsylvania Congressional, 26th, Pennsylvania From New Brighton, Pa., to Geneva College, to West Point has been Daisy ' s route of approach to his com- mission. With a willingness to cooperate and a friendly smile, Harry has won many friends during his three years ' stay at the Military Academy. Although not a star man, Harry always had time to help any goatie classmate. His meticulous attention to detail, combined with a natural aptitude for military life — not only as a kaydet, but also as a soldier — will enable him to succeed as an officer in any branch. Daisy Company G-2; Sergeant, Soccer (3); Bo.xing (4); Ski Club (3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). RALPH CHARLES DAVIS Claremont, California Congressional, 12th, California Apple Nose came to us from the sunny deserts of Cali- fornia where he was an outstanding football player, track man, and song leader for Bonita High School. Although Ralph sports more stars on his bathrobe than on his A sweater, he has been a valuable man in shaping up Army ' s varsity football team, and an asset to the track squad. Ralph has made a good showing considering that he came to us right out of high school, and we feel like he ' ll make good in Uncle Sam ' s Army. Ralph Company D-2; Sergeant; Track (4, 3, 1); Football (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Stars (4, 3, 1). i ' 180 SAMUEL PRESTON DAVIS, III Little Rock, Arkansas Scnatoriak Numerous, desperate battles against the sadist God of Tenths couldn ' t halt or even stumble for one moment this true son of Arkansas. Up from the sunny Southlands wi th pleasant university days behind him, Pres immediately adjusted himself to the rigors of all well known West Point battles. His cheeriness, easiness, and will to succeed have added greatly to his ability to pull through with great success. It ' s now off to the Regular Army, and we know well that his sincerity and joviality will make him popular among his associates. Pres Company B-2; Serge.int; Corporal. t 6 FRANKLIN RICHARD DAY Centreville, Maryland Congressional 1st, Mary ami After three years at the University of Maryland Jowls matriculated at these grey walls. His husky build, a constant source of heckling, made him a natural soccer fullback. His jovial smile and human personality made Dick the spice of any crowd. The interminable war between cadets and the T. D. never bothered the Jowls. " God protects fools and Irishmen, so I ' ve got double protection, " was his motto. Whenever boodle was being served, there was Jowls. As first tenor, he joined in many pre-C.Q. quartets. Good luck. Jowls. Jowls Company C-2; Sergeant; Soccer (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (4); Chess Club (3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Glee Club (1 JAMES ARTHUR DAY MuNCiE, Indiana Congressional, 10th, Indiana Coming to the Point from Earlham College, in Indiana, Jim readily adapted himself to the system — from a severe Beast Barracks to week-ends, particularly the latter. Reliability and efficiency coupled with a sense of duty ade Jim stand high in academics and in the opinion of his classmates. In spite of his conscientious effort and hclj ing the goats, including roommates, he has always found time for sports and bull sessions. Jim — confident, ppy, and rat-racing — a true follower of Falstaff — friend, comrade, and gentleman. Jim Cojiipanv B-l; Lieutenant; Corporal; Wrestling (3); Honor Committee 1). ' 181 THOMAS MALDYWN DA YE Oakland, California Congressiotia , I4th New York Big Tom came to us from the Air Corps with navigators ' wings on his ample chest and an extremely lik ' eable sunny disposition. An Army brat, born and raised in the Philippines, Tom has known for some time exactly what he expects from life and how to best achieve his ends. Despite numerous costly engagements with the Academic and Tactical Departments, he has retained his rugged individualism and distinctive personality. An aggressive athlete, a good wife, and a fine friend, we need not worry about Tommy — he has what it takes! Big Tom Company E-l; Ski Club (4). JOHN BLACKFORD DAYTON Reno, Nevada Ar Large The mere mention of a Reno background drew many a gasp from eastern bred fillies he dragged, but Jack, our super suavoid, knew no qualms — even great distances were conquered in his aerial quest for the O. A. O. during yearling furlo. However, our nothing but likeable wife has been, on occasion, a quite hivy and rational man among men. His grin has typified his indomitable spirit of overcoming all obstacles and his cheerfulness eased the rigidity of cadet life. Not one to shirk duties, he always lends a willing hand where needed. Jack Companv G-2; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4); Howitzer (4, 3, l); Ski Club (3. 1). ■ 1 9. » •.: EUGENE PEYTON DEATRICK, JR. MoRGANTowN, West VIRGINIA Congressional, 2tid, West Virginia The comedy began when this West Virginian strolled through the sallyport one July morning. Because Dea was a hive, he had no trouble from the Academic Depart- ment; but his troubles with the femmes brought many a laugh to C Co. The Air Corps gained Dea ' s attention early in cadet life, and his one ambition was to become " hot-pilot. " Exemplary of his ability, Dea chose a ranch in which he is certain to go high. Dea Companv C-1 .Sergeant Corporal ; Hop Committee(l); Howitzer (4,3, 1). 182 WALTER JOSEPH DeLONG, JR. Spokane, Washington Congressional , Uh, Washington Back home, Walt was known from the rolling farm lands of the Spokane Valley to the sparkling waters of Puget Sound. He came to us after two years at the University of Washington. Academically, Walt always stood high enough so that he had no trouble with the Academic Board. Genial, friendly, with a good sense of humor, Walt had what it takes for a successful cadet career. Although boodle and the red comforter claimed many of his spare moments, he found time for other activities. Walt Company B-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). 6 HAROLD GRAHAM DE MOYA Hartsdale, New York Congyrssional, 11th, New York Coming to the Point with memories of happy college days at Virginia, Demo wasn ' t sure he liked every little thing about the place. With inexhaustible energy and an aggressive personality, friends came easily. Never a " sackoid, " his time was always occupied — athletics, academics, or dragging pro, turning out a tremendous volume of the latter. At his best in crowds and having a keen sense of humor, his hearty laugh identifies him wherever he goes. At this writing he is torn between two loves, a pretty brunette and an Army career. Demo Company G-1; Sergeant; Basketball (4). GEORGE LIGHTFOOT DENNETT Honolulu, Territory op Hawaii Territory of Hawaii The home of the Pineapple tree, the Territory of Hawaii, is also the home of H-2 ' s own George Dennett. Being a native of Honolulu, George is justly proud of his place of birth. Always desiring to make the Army his career, George has worked hard to satisfy that aim. Yes, difficulties have confronted him, i.e. the T.D. and the Spanish Department, but nothing ever changed that big smile and huge appetite that George always had. He has made many friends at the Point, and will continue to do so. Gut Company H-2; Sergeant; Swimming (4); Water Soccer (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3. 1). 183 ■ ' -SSft r " MJ ' ' - CLYDE ROSCOE DENNISTON, JR. Greenville, Ohio Congrtssiotial, 4th, Ohio Coming straight from high school, Denny entered West Point determined to make the Army a career. Although not an engineer, Denny has always stayed well ahead of the Academic Board. He displayed a remarkable talent for handling any and every situation with considerable ease. Well known for his quick wit and keen judgment, he leaves a fine impression on those of us who were lucky enough to know him well. In this stalwart son of Ohio the Army gains an excellent officer, soldier, and gentleman. Denny Company D-2; Sergeant; Tennis (1); Radio Cluh (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). 184 HORACE FREDERICK DERRICK TowsoN, Maryland Congyessional, 2nd, Maryland Fred came to join the long gray line with a smattering of the intellectual from the University of Maryland. After suffering heavily under the blows of the Academic De- partment during Plebe year, Dimp has since recovered sufficiently to pull himself up to a comfortable academic standing. Nothing will ever dampen Dimpie ' s ability to enjoy life, whether it be in the sack, at the boodler ' s, or dragging pro. The sincere belief Fred holds in the ideals of the Corps foretells a successful and full career upon graduation, Dimpie Company C-2; Sergeant; Ski Club (3, 1). ROLL AND ARCHIBALD DESSERT El SeGUNDO, CALIFORh Congreisiothtl, 11 th, California When Des came to West Point he brought with him the warmth of the California sunshine. Conscientious in his work, sincere and loyal to his friends, always willing to help others, all make up the personality of a leader and a gentleman. Des could always find time for a boodl fight or a bull session, and his many friends will remembej him as the life of the party. With his will to work ai high sense of duty, we all know that Des will reach r top. Diis Company A-2; Sergeant; Supply Sgt. (1); Corporal (3), Baseball ( ; Boxing (4); Swimming (4, 3, 1); Acolytes (1); Missal Readers (4 Cadet Concert Orchestra (4); Camera Club (4, 3). 1 GLENN WILLARD DETTREY l.iuisKiwN, Pennsylvania Congressional, ISth, Ptnnsyhaniu Al .i s the joker, this former Penn Stater managed to pa s a relatively peaceful and inconspicuous Plebe year as evidenced by his demerit record. Yearling year, Glenn blossomed forth and his blond hair and Pennsylvania cent came to be known throughout the company. He ept himself well occupied either by boning the books to get out of the five-hundred bracket or by curling up on his red boy. Well liked by everyone because of his good nature, he will exert his leadership to give the Army a true West Pointer. Det Company D-1; Ski Club (1), Squash Club (4, 3, 1). WILLIAM GEORGE DEVENS, JR. Perrysburg, Ohio Presidential, At Large Bud — Army brat, natural leader, hive, athlete — he was all of them. Possessing a winning smile and jovial sense of humor, he gained for himself the admiration and friendship of all who knew him. His natural athletic ability proved to be a great asset to the Army lacrosse and hockey teams and carried D-2 ' s intramurder teams to many a victory. Academics — he excelled in them. Femmes — he loved ' em. Always looking for newer and greater fields to conquer. Bud is keeping in the Army an officer of the highest caliber. Bud Company D-2; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4, 3, 1), Captain; Hockey (4, 3, 1); Acolytes (1); Missal Readers (3); Ski Club (4). ROBERT FRANCIS DICKSON DoUGLASTON, LoNG IsLAND, NeW YoRK Honor School, Missoi ri Mt itary Academy Wherever the proies are, there you ' ll find Dix. A suave operator and a debonaire cosmopolite, he is a con- noisseur of wines, women, and night life. With his golden tenor voice, he became a true Caruso from the rear ranks. His pleasing personality and constant good nature made him an ideal wife. Always looking out fi)r others, Dix has gained the lifelong friendship of his companions. A clear head and a resolute look toward the future will insure Dix of a successful career as an officer of the United States Army. Dix Company C-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Golf Club (1); Skeet (1); Glee Club (4, 3, 1); Rifle (4, 3, 1); Captain, Rifle Team. 185 HAROLD THOMPSON DILLON, JR. Atlanta, Georgia Congressional, ith, Georgia The honeyed words from all the buckwheat blossoms in Alaska could not begin to cover the scene adequately when a reference is made to this gentleman from Georgia. With a zeal and ardor for the unusual and a love for good books and smelly pipes, the fireside of his home will have a history that dates back to the Honnen Apart- ments before it even begins. Modest, sagacious, and un- assuming, he inspired the depths of confidence and dis- pensed some unexcelled philosophy. Those who knew him and those who shall know him are fortunate. Tom Company B-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Lacrosse (3, 1); Sunday School Teachers;C3, 1); Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (1); Ski Club ' (4, 3, 1); Hundredth Night Show (4); Fishing Club (3, 1). RICHARD BOYER DRTR Meyersdale, Pennsylvania Stnator Davis Being the first Cadet from Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, in five decades, Dick has certainly made up for this by his amiable and persevering manner. To those who have known him intimately, he has been a symbol of efficiency and conscientiousness. Dick has displayed unusual talent as a chess-player; and to seek relaxation from the mental complicities of this hobby, he may usually be found enjoying the melodious strains of a Wagnerian composi- tion. Prior to his entrance to the Academy, Dick served in the Army, having enlisted while attending Gettys- burg College. Tiger Company H-2; Sergeant; Cadet Concert Orchestra (4, 3); Chess Club (4, 3, 1), Vice-President. JAMES THOMAS DIXON Shreveport, Louisiana Congressional , 4ih, Louisiana After a hard day on the range, Jim slaved away after taps in Beast Barracks. The pit in his bore (actually the gas port) has gotten lonely since then. He ' s a fine Southerner and enjoys nothing more than a good argument regard- less of its subject. Sack and boodle are his next choices and he gets a fair share of both. Possessor of a great sense of humor and the ability to make friends easily, he has won the respect and friendship of all his classmates. As a roommate, Jim is tops. Jim Company H-2; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (A, 3, 1 Debate Club (1) Ski Club f3, n. i 12 186 I ;[ca( 6 ROBERT LEE DOBBS Frederick, Oklahoma Congressional, 7th, Oklahoma With an agreeable friendly manner which is typical of Oklahoma and a ready sense of humor. Bob has an ex- cellent faculty for making friends. With previous train- ing in the Air Corps he had little trouble conforming to the system in his stride. After two years of liberal educa- tion at Tulsa University he was qualified to place his academics in the background and pursue livelier interests in athletics. The success which he has encountered on the fields of friendly strife is a sure index of his future value to the Army. Bob Company G-2; Baseball (4); Football (4, 3); Basketball (4, 3); Soccer (1); Boxing (1). PARREL ELMORE DOCKSTETTER Cleveland Heights, Ohio Congressional, 12nd, Ohio Doc had one black mark against him the day he entered; that is, he was a graduate of Beanies. But, said he to his wives, with a great deal of pride, " I am not an Army brat! " In his persistent and conscientious way, Doc barged through three years of academics two strikes ahead of the Academic Board, being neither a goat nor a hive. His high sense of duty will serve his country well, and his pleasant personality and ready wit will always make him a person well worth knowing. Doc Company E-2; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4), ' Rifle (1); Cadet Chapel Choii (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). " •SS FREDERICK ANDREW DODD Berkeley, California Congrissional, 7th, California Unlike some of us, Andy worked to come to West Point and worked hard while here. He always upheld his principles and even the Calculus Department failed to change his policy of never worrying. His ideas of char- acter, and morals were paramount and he never inten- tionally missed an opportunity to express them. Playing fish for six months of the year, he became an integral part of the swimming pool and the swimming team. If you ' re looking for someone who loves to sleep, write letters, or shoot the bull, take Andy. Andy Company A-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Swimming (4, 3, 1); Acolytes (1); Carbolic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (4, 3); Camera Club (1); Ch ss Club (4); Water Soccer (3, 1); Weight Lifting (1). PATRICK DAMD DOHERTY LaCanada, California Seii.itor al The California Chamber of Commerce might well point with pride to such a fine product of the Southern ( fornia sunshine as Pat. Earnestly applying himself v anything he took up, Pat was a valuable addition to .luy man ' s team. But despite his characteristic seriousness, lie possessed a disposition unfailingly pleasant, and a sense of humor that never deserted him. The jobs intrusted to Pat are always certain to be well done, for he is one of those very rare men who neither sidesteps nor flinches from unpleasant tasks. Pat Company B-2; Sergeant; Acolytes (1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, !)• JOHN FRANCIS DONAHUE Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Congressional, 31st, Pennsylvania We ' ve kidded Jack unceasingly about almost everything from being Paddy ' s pig to being a soot covered Pitts- burgh mole, but he has always defended himself suc- cessfully and countered immediately. His keen enjoy- ment of a spirited argument is a credit to the Irish, and his guard house law practice, a credit to his experience in the Army. But Jack is not all sound and fury for he is a calm planner and a diligent worker. By his quiet, confidential manner and his easy, pleasant ways, he has won our respect and friendship. Jack Company D-2; Acolytes (4, 3, 1); Missal Readers (4, 3, 1); Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (4, 3); Skeet (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). JOHN PRESCOTT DOOLITTLE Detroit, Michigan Senatorial, Michigan Except for his struggle with German, Johnny found little trouble with academics. Johnny therefore found time for writing letters, reading novels, and coaching his room- mates. His natural ability for boxing has earned him Jeep respect from his classmates, but it is his willingness to cooperate that has made an indelible impression upon all of us. John ' s joviality and witty caricatures have been enjoyed by all. Since he is happiest when flying, we wish him luck in following his father. Leadership and ability unquestioned, he will go far in the Army. Johnny Company D-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Boxing (4); Ski Club (4, 3). . SKSsa jj - 1 i ' GEORGE STANTON DORMAN Portland, Oregon Congrtssioiiiil, W, Claiming Portland, Oregon, as home, George spent many hours scheming for ways to get home on furlough; he wasn ' t very successful. Claims say that Blackjack is a carry-over from fraternity days at Oregon State College. Other than a slight scare in chemistry, he was always way ahead of the Academic Department. A confirmed draggoid, George gets along with the gentler sex as well as he does with the fellows. With his friendly manner and a drive that accomplishes things, he can look for- ward to a successful career in the Army. Blackjack Company G-1; Sergeant; Corpora!; Gymnastics (4); Ski Club (3, 1). JAMES JOSEPH DORNEY RosELLE Park, New Jersey Congrcssiotu , 6th, Ptimsylvania By virtue of the luck of Erin and a lot of hard work, Jim came to Usmay directly from high school. Finding him- self neither a goat nor an engineer, he early got the habit of taking academics in stride without too much effort. After the first few months of Plebe year, his skirmishes with the Tactical Department were infrequent and in- significant. He writes terrible poetry, plays the harmonica with more zeal than ability, and is well liked by all for being the friendly, happy go lucky Irishman that he is. Jim Company H-1; Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (4). ROBERT NATHANIEL DOSH, JR. OcALA, Florida Cotif issional, 2nd, Florida Dish paddled in from the alligator swamps with a nature that led to his permitting everyone else to battle it out furiously and then he would step in for the kill. Well grounded in academics and common sense. Bob had things under control from the first day he wiped the cinders out oi his eyes and saw West Point at the top of the moun- tain. An appreciation for the melody of a trombone btfended him into anything musical, and his smile wanned the atmosphere for three counties in every direction. Bob pany B-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Football (4); Pistol (3); Camera ub (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). crnrs«nj»? 5(i. 189 ROBERT SIDNEY DOUTHITT New Castle, Kentucky Congrusionjl, 6th, Kentucky A Kentucky Rebel from Washington, D. C, and the University of Texas, Bangalore " Who turned out the lights? " Douthitt soon recovered from Beast Barracks and began a typical cadet career. Having arrived with a store of knowledge, he had few troubles with academics and had time for boodle, sack, and storms at which he was exceptionally proficient. His likeable nature, sol- dier ' y manner, sense of duty, and fairness have made him an excellent wife, always willing to lend a helping hand. As an officer Bob will excel. Bangalore Company A-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Pistol (4), Numerals; Swimming (4); Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1). FRANK ADAIR DOYLE Phoenix, Arizona Stati, At Large With no small amount of experience behind him and plenty of energy and self confidence, Frank came to West Point determined to turn out a good record. He came through the usual trials and tribulations of cadet life with consistent cheerfulness, characteristic good nature, and plentiful vows to tell the powers that be where to get off — none of which materialized. Always ready to play a joke or take a chance, his willingness to work and friendly nature assure him of abundant success and many friends wherever he may go. F.A. Company D-2; Sergeant; Track (4); Cross Country (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Handball (3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). DONALD WARREN DREIER Laurens, Iowa Congressional, 6th. Iowa The best debater ever to enter the Academy was con- tributed by Laurens, Iowa. Hans met his only downfall in a battle of words when he faced his two implacable Rebel wives. His amiable disposition, personified by an ever-ready smile made Hans a favorite with all who came in contact with him. Three years at the Academy have served to broaden his extensive field of knowledge and to stress his many inborn traits of good character. A true politician, his career as an officer in the Army will be another success. Hans Company E-2; Sergeant; Debate Club (4, 3, 1). ;pinii 190 ■ RICHARD LLOYD DRESSER White Plains, New York Senatorial, New York Dick, one of our Maine fresh air fiends, is the originator of the saying, " It ' s not cold! That ' s not snow! " Being wrapped up in his beloved red boy most of his spare minutes, the killing grind of Plebe year and cadet life affected him little and left him his own indifferent self. As a student he was far above the average and has helped many less talented men. He came to West Point after several years of Army life as a good soldier, and he leaves as a fine officer. Dick Company A-1; Sergeant. w 6 EDWARD CHARLES DRINKWATER, JR. Cranston, Rhode Island Senatorial, Khodi Island Drink came to West Point from the big state of Rhode Island. A contagious grin on his face, a strong mind of his own, and a flair for makng light of unpleasant mat- ters have carried him through many difficult situations. On ice, on the area, and at a hop Ed can hold his own with the best, and does. He won a rough battle with the T.D. after a hard fight. A well planned future promises great things for the Army. Anyone who knows Ed will never forget him. Drink Company H-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Hockey (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (4. 3, 1). LOREN GEORGE DuBOIS Eau Claire, Wisconsin Congressional, 9th, Wisconsin Fresh from that great natural wilderness known as Wis- consin came the Pride of Eau Claire, ready to meet all that West Point had to offer. Doolie quickly established his reputation as a B.J. Plebe and a goat. Plagued for three years by academics, he ceremoniously destroyed Portuguese texts at every opportunity; but through hard work, Duby managed to ward off the Academic Depart- ment ' s efforts to touch him. Outside the classroom he will be remembered for his love for fun and his mighty efforts against the innocent fish of Lusk Reservoir. Doolie Company E-1; Sergeant; Skeet (1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (3, l5- WALTER A. DUMAS, JR. Temple, Texas Congrtisional llth Texas Walt came to West Point a true Army brat, ready to defend Army life and all it stands for. With only three and one half years of high school and a year of poop school, he took academics as they came, having enough extra time for A squad sack, dragging, and reading the latest novels. His Sunday hikes to Crows Nest, for pleasure, were phenomenal to classmates and upperclass- men alike. Walt ' s sense of humor, well-balanced judg- ment, and earnestness of purpose will carry him far in his chosen career. Friendly Walter Company D-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Lacrosse (4); Pointer (4); Dialectic Society (3, 1); Camera Club (1); Ski Club (3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). ROBERT FYFE MEIN DUNCAN, JR. San Francisco, California Coiignsshnii , 1st, California Following in the tradition of a family of militant Scots, Bob came to West Point from a carefree college life in California. Dune ' s even temper and fine sense of humor made many friends, while his lack of academic worries gave him time to help faltering Plebes in their struggles with math. In his spare moments, one would find him swimming, reading philosophy, playing lacrosse, or escorting the fairer sex. His keen interest in tactics and his strong desire to be a soldier ' s soldier will make him fit into any outfit. Dunc Company E-1; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4); Pistol (3); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (3); Radio Club (1); Skeet (4); Water Soccer (1). ROBERT BATTEN DUNHAM New London, Connecticut Senatorial, Connecticut Joining the long grey line. Bob followed in the footsteps of his father. It was only natural that he should come here by way of Sully ' s. A quiet, unassuming wife, he was quick to win a host of friends. Academics gave Bob considerable trouble Plebe year continuing throughotijg his Yearling year. Then came the buck-up, and Bob w S pro though still a goat. Aside from troubles with .ica- demics, he quickly adjusted himself to cadet life. His conscientiousness and perseverance will go a long wa in making his Army career a success. SijB ■»» Company H-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Water Soccer (3, 1); Ski Club (4); Fishing Club (3). 1 i 9 SrV 192 k .•i« »»-; a5pjr?w?i " " - 6 LLOYD LESLIE DUNLAP, JR. Rep Bluff, California Congressional, Ititl, OiliforntJ E y ie IS a long way from his home range, but new terri- tor ' doesn ' t bother him. He has that ability to make new things work out to his advantage. He has conquered the T. D. and taken academics in his stride. With his Ch.miber of Commerce chatter he can sell a California oransje to a man from Florida. His radiant personality, infectious grin, popularity with women, and excellent party spirit mark him as a man who is going to get out and stay in front. California ' s loss is the Army ' s gain. DUNNIE Company H-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Boxing (3); Gymnastics (4); Cadet Chapel (3ho!r (4, 3, 1); Cadet Dance Orchestra (4, 1); Pointer (4); Camera Club (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Squash Club (I); Hundredth Night Show (4, 1). JOHN WILLIAM DWYER III Old Saybrook, Connecticut Congrtssional, 7th, Conntctkiit Johnny came to the Point from an Army family and was filled with determination and loyalty. Hounded by the Tactical and Academic Departments, he was always one step ahead of them. A lover of music and the stage, his talents have been in many a Hundred Night production. His fondness for women and dragging has occupied his weekends, but he never lost sight of his purpose at the Military Academy. Friendly, good-natured, with a keen desire to succeed, John will always strive to attain a goal of perfection. Johnny Comp.inv D-2; Hundredth Night Show (4, 3). EARL S. DYE Dayton, Ohio Congressional, ird, Ohio Conscientious and persevering. Tip is a good soldier. Ohio has been the background of great men, and as all:g his classmates well know, this gentleman from Dayton is no exception. Plebe year was taken in a spirit that was truly West Point; Yearling and First Class years were full-lived; he put out. Interested in all that he undertakes, he is not prone to deviate from a task, distasteful as it may be. His cadet wives and those who really know him recognize in him a capable officer and an outstanding leader. Tip Company A-2; Captain; Corporal; Track (4); Pistol (4); Hop Committee (4); Ring Committee (3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Handball (1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1). 193 f WALTER FRANCIS EANES Richmond, Virginia Congrtssimal, 3ni, Virginia The change from the banks of the James to those of the Hudson required little effort from Walt. His distinctive ccent marked him as a resident of the ■ " Sowooth. " His inning smile, good nature, clear thinking, and capacity for hard work left their mark on us all and helped him keep the Pointer solvent. Although he never boned aca- demics he stood high in his class. Walt has an uncanny ability for adapting himself to any situation. As an officer this staunch Virginian cannot fail to be a success. Walt Company A-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Pointer (4, 3, 1), Business Manager (1); Camera Club (3, 1); Chess Club (4); Mortar (3). i LEONARD EDELSTEIN New York City, New York Congrtssional, 6th, Niw York Entering his three years of penal servitude from good ole New York City via The Citadel and the Army, Lenny had no qualms about the system. A natural hive, the Academic Department gave him no trouble, and a 3.0 was no $64 word in his vocabulary. It was in the swim- ming pool and the riding hall, however, that his shining star was dimmed. His ready grin and his straightforward manner have made him many true friends. Combine this with his natural military ability and you have a real soldier. Lenny Company B-2; Sergeant; Track (4); Weight Lifting Club (3, 1). STEPHEN ORVILLE EDWARDS RooDHOusE, Illinois Qiialified Alternatt With two brothers preceding him as Graduates, West Point has been a must for Baldy, although he could not make the Air Corps as they did. Bartender, iceman, stu- dent, and GI; these all helped to prepare him for his lifelong ambition, the professional soldier. His natural good humor and friendliness have won him many friends, in spite of his foul-smelling cigars and immortal ocarina serenades during C.Q. His all around athletic prowess as well as his ease in conquering the Academic Department assures him a bright future as an officer. Baldy Company E-2; Captain; Corporal; Track (4, 3, 1); Football (4, 3, 1); Basketball (4, 3, 1). 1 9 HOWITIEI 6 JAMES CARLISLE EGAN Johnstown, Ohio Coiigrisstoiial , 17th, Ohm Jim has the essential attributes of a fighting soldier. He has all the daring, the drive, and the fighting instinct necessary to make him a natural leader on any battlefield. Hivey, cheerful, and possessed with a determination to succeed, Jim has found no difficulty in finding the formula for success at West Point. His determined character, popularity, and a ready smile marked him as an all-round swell guy. Quiet and unassuming, this natural leader and sincere friend is on the way to the top. Jim Company C-2; Capt.iin; Corporal; Honor Committee (4, 3, 1); Election Committee (4, 3, 1); Catholic Chapel Ushers (1); Stars (3, 1). ROBERT JOHN EICHENBERG S. N Bern.ardino, California Congressional, list, California On graduating from West Point after working toward that goal through High School, ChafFey Junior College, and six months of poop school, Ike has achieved his one great ambition. Although he had little military training before he entered, he quickly acquired a military bearing and an aptitude for discipline. Ike ' s quick wit and ready smile have won him many friends in the Academy. His favorite pastimes are riding, playing soccer, watching the Army teams, and looking for mail. We know his success will continue during his career in the Army. Ike Company G-2; Sergeant; Soccer (4, 3, 1); Gymnastics (4); Camera Club (1); Ski Cluh (3, 1); Fishing Club (1). J JAMES MONTGOMERY ELDER Phoenix, Arizona At Large, Arizona This tall robust lad roared in from the ' alley of the Sun with a disposition and sense of humor which took the gloom from the grey walls of the Academy. He switched his six gun for a slide rule and was able to virtually ignore the Academic Department. Previous military ex- perience, sincere attachment to the service, and his own sonal neatness prohibited the Tactical Department triuii planning his weekends. To Jim ' s outfit goes an officer with a congenial manner and high standards of industry and sportsmanship. Jim Conip.uiv A-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Baseball (4); Howitzer (4, 3, 1). 195 LAWRENCE LLOYD ELDER Taft, California Congressional, 10th Ca!ir rnia Clear minded and clear spoken, Larry connotates to those who know him a string of superlatives including bnj liance, common sense, stamina, intestinal fortitude, coiu- tesy and perseverance. His Plebe stars twinkled forth from a high school sky — stars that progressing tiirieS failed to tarnish. A living antithesis of selfishness, his time was often sought and freely given as a capable aca- demic coach. A master of any situation and its solution, a logician in any conversation or argument, a gentleman everywhere, serving with Larry will always be a plea- sure. Larry Company A-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4); Fencing (4), Stars (4, 3, !)■ JAMES SEWELL ELLIOTT Augusta, Georgia Congressional, 10th, Georgia Having graduated from The Citadel before entering West Point, Ellie has a military background which insures his success as an officer in the Army. To all who knew him, Jim was a dependable friend and warm companion, and his fine personality has won the hearts of his classmates. When the going gets tough, Jim bears down with the determination and resourcefulness so necessary in a good soldier. His classmates will miss his keen sense of humor and friendly smile, but the Army will welcome this splendid soldier. Jim Company D-2; Corporal; Cross Country (4); Boxing (4), Ski Club (4J; Weight Lifting (4, 3). ;S«» RALPH LOUIS ELLIS Brooklyn, New York Congressional, 6th, New York Lippy is one of those men you just naturally like to meet. He has a sense of humor that never lets him down, coupled with plenty of sense and the ability to use it. He has a predilection for big words, but it ' s not just a hlufF. He really knows how to use them. But the reason his classmates have liked to know him is that he ' s friendly and considerate. He has had lots of friends and success here, but it ' s nothing compared to what he will have in the Army. Lippy Company H-2, Sergeant, Corporal. 1 9 J 90 t 6 PAUL MILLER ELLMAN, JR. Mount Vernon, New York Prcsidtntial Destined to the Army by family tradition, Paul achieved a life long ambition when he won a presidential to the Point. Slightly preoccupied by academics and femme trouble, he has always displayed the rare quality of see- ing only the bright side of life, which accounts for his consistent cheerfulness and ability to adapt himself to any situation. Tinged with just the right amount of indifference and yet possessing a conscientious attitude, Paul has made a fine wife and has created many good times. We were all glad to know him. Paul Company B-2; Water Soccer (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). BASIL BEEBE ELMER, JR. New York City, New York Congnssiona , }4rh, Ntw York Coming to West Point with an Army background and with eyes on the future, B.B. was always endeavoring to get ahead. His forehead was often creased with anxiety over the next recitation as he labored with books and dodged the O.C. long after taps. With songs on his lips, even at reveille, he was always cheerful and ready with a smile. A femme ' s dream, a loyal friend, unbeatable as a wife and a good soldier — that is the B.B. We are proud to have known him. B.B. Company B-2; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (3, 1); Handball Club (1); Squash Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (3. 1); Fishing Club (4, 3, 1). LOUIS OWEN ELSAESSER Canton, Ohio Congrtssional, 16th, Ohio At the much-practiced art of the quick comeback Louie has no peer, and his brand of imitations is strictly 3-0. His amazing ability to dominate both the Academic and Tactical Departments has proved what he always main- ained, that the Buckeye State produces men of action nd determination. With an unlimited good humor which ih ' variably puts him at the head of the list with all of his ds, both male and female, he promises to go far in That ' s Louie — a grand guy, well worthy of the ong gray line. Louie dfeipany E-1 ; Sergeant; Corporal; Rifle (3); Ski Club (4. 3, 1), Handball C , 3, 1). 197 i GERALD SAMUEL EPSTEIN New York City, New York Con rrssiotial, 23r , New York Jerry always had a native yen for knowledge that made him a desirable companion. Whether the subject was the fourth dimension or a weekend in New York he could give you the latest poop. His philosophy of cadet life was moderation. He never let academics keep him from the daily newspaper, nor did boning files consume his hard earned spare time. He carried his share of punish- ments but enjoyed life as few men do. His interest in books, good music, and sports will always make his career valuable and refreshing. Jerry Company C-2, Sergeant- Cadet Chapel Chimers (4): Camera Club (1). BENJAMIN CRABBS EVANS, JR. Cr. wfordsville, Indiana Semirorial, Indiana Possessing those qualities of a woman ' s ideal and a man ' s man, Ben swept the Point and nearby schools with his knack for making friends. A congenial smile, some hot poop, and plenty of wit were his sidearms wherever he went. His zest and energy conquered the system and led to several extracurricular activities, among which his contribution of song to all who were within earshot was notable. His ambition and determination puts no goal out of reach for this lad who promises to be a max as an officer. Ben Company A-1; Sergeant: Corporal; Track (3 ; Cross Country (4); Tennis (3); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, O; Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). 1 ROBERT NATHAN EVANS Kla math Falls, Oregon Congressional!, 2nd, Oregon Bob — handsome, broad grin, grumpy at reveille, inde- pendent, healthy humor, strong friend — crooner: Leader of the 30th Glee Club; originator of many an improvised ditty. " June 1st is coming soon — " Martyr: Supplier of his roommates socks and undershirts — Patriot: Oregon, there stands she all glorious — Worker: Carpentering, shipbuilding, muscles survive vast consumption of boodle, it says here — Came here with a definite purpose that neither academic tangles nor disappointments can take away from him — He ' ll make it and any other goal he aims for — he ' s that kind of a guy. Bob Company G-2; Sergeant; Tennis (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1); Dialectic Society (4). 9 WILLIAM JOHN EVANS 3 ' Norwich, Connecticut Con rasiotitil , Itid, Conntcticiit This Connecticut Yankee came to West Point with plenty of self-confidence, a keen sense of humor, and a person- ality for which he will long be remembered. Although he loved to drag, play practical jokes on his roommates, or take part in many sports, he never overlooked his real mission at the Academy: to become a good officer. He will attain his goal, for his intelligence, dependability, efficiency, and athletic ability which have won for him the respect and admiration of his classmates will carry him through a most successful career as an officer and professional soldier. Bill Company D-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Acolytes (1); Missal Readers (3); Handball (3, 1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3). t ROBERT LEE EYMAN Tallahassee, Florida Congressional, 3rti, Florida A true gentleman from sunny Florida, Bob easily made friends with the Corps. A real hive at heart, he could never relinquish time from his red boy except to remain true to that one in the deep South. Full of life and laughs, sincere in all he does, and a considerate friend, Bob has all the potentialities and capabilities of a fine officer. With all his merits, he will make an impression on all with whom he comes in contact — his wives ' loss, the Army ' s gain. Bob STANLEY DALE FAIR Delphos, Ohio Congressional, th, Ohio The first to come to us from the teeming metropolis of Delphos, Stan gathered neither kind of stars; in fact he chose the middle road in all things. He was the model of an average cadet. No muckoid, Stan considered his rest more valuable and often could be found deep in the sack. His love for the sack will never hold him back, for his constant good humor and ability for steady work has made him a true friend and will make him a fine officer and an asset to any branch. Deke Company A-2; Sergeant; Pistol (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Pointer (4, 3, 1). ,-j - i l»S- ' ssf m fjf - - HUNTER HARRY FAIRES, JR. Charlestown, South Carolina Congrrssional, 1st, South Gmlina Said Faray of Beast Barracks, " College was never like this! " Despite initial setbacks, he weathered the storm of Plebe year by never losing his sense of humor. That same sense of humor brightened the lives of his two wives and others who came to know him. Nor did academics prove an insurmountable obstacle to old dif- ferential operator Faray. Playing chess with his wife, reading, and making " A " squad Quasimodo lightened the tedium of cadet existence. A likeable fellow is Faray, who ' ll make a lasting impression wherever he goes. Faray Companv H-1, Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Chimers C4, 3, 1), Chess Chib (4); SkiClub (3). PHILIP ANTOINE FARRIS West Virginia Sinatoyuil, West Virginia Phil ' s congenial and agreeable manner makes him the friend of all who know him. From the galloping, yard- gaining halfback on the intramural gridiron to the sturdy cadet of endless formations, Phil was the popular fellow with the sincere attitude and the characteristic pearly smile. West Virginia indeed had an ambassador of good will in our ranks as long as Phil wore the cadet grey. Besides his affable nature and sincerity, his deter- mination and devotion to the right will carry him to the ultimate as the successful Army officer. Phil Company H-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Acolytes (1); Ring Committee (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (4); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1). MAX MILTON FEIBELMAN VicKSBURG, Mississippi Conirtssionul , 7th, Mississippi Endowed with an infectious and enviably keen sense of humor, an amazing versatility in everything from the drums to the skingame. Max has an unrivaled capacity for dispelling gloom. If there was a laugh in anything, he found it, and soon had all his much-soireed buddies smirking. Not the hiviest man in academics, his true worth is shown by his wealth of common sense, his determination of purpose, and his ability to stick to a job to its satisfactory conclusion. Success and happlUl. i. are synonyms for Max. Bodis Company B-2; Cadet Concert Orchestra (4, 3); Pointer (4); Debate CI (4); Ski Club (4, 3); Handball (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (3). t( 1 mU: 9; -i 200 6 MARTIN BRUCE FELDMAN Hiw I 1 I r Bay Park, New York Congnssional, 14th, New York A i.iic combination of brains and personality best de- scribes Marty. West Point would be without a few good guats were it not for his willingness to share his wealth o ' f knowledge. At athletics he is tops; and in any game • vith rackets he is a king. When he plays, he plays to win; and usually does. His friends are lifelong, his girls always pro. A sincere smile, a generous heart, and a golden personality spell only success for his Army future. Whatever branch he enters will receive a real officer and gentleman. Marty Company B-2; Sergeant; Tennis (4)j Lecture Committee (3); Howitzer (4); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Sici Club (4, 3, 0; Squash Club (4). SALVADOR ENRIQUE FELICES San Juan, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Kesitlent Commissioner Cucho is 127 pounds of Puerto Rican converted into cadet — and what a conversion! While at Usmay College, Cucho learned to speak " United States. " He engaged in frequent battles of brawn in the boxing ring, of brain in the academic buildings, and with women everywhere. He also was converted into another upstanding Second Looie by our production line. It should be remembered that only a man can sneeze like he can. Nevertheless, he ' s a great friend and a true credit to the long grey line. Cucho Company F-1; 1st Sergeant, Soccer (3); Boxing (4. 3, 1), Howitzer (4); Radio Club (3, 1). H ' r-. JESSE ALBERT FIELDS Danville. Virginia Congressiona!, 5th, ' trghu,i Old Toar, as he was called before he came to the Point, is a Virginian from way back. It is said that he picked up the nickname because of his large husky stature. In spite of all of our kidding about a homely appearance, we have to admit that he had one jump on his roommates. Although Jess has sometimes had a little trouble m the fight with academics, his broad congenial smile and sincere effort in tasks assigned to him will be a great advantage in his future Army life. Toar Company H-2; Baseball (4); Soccer (3). 201 GEORGE BERNARD FINK Den er, Colorado Seiniloriiil Colorado With two years of college already behind him, George joined the long grey line at the ripe age of eighteen. His ability to fathom the mysteries of cadet academics led to the acquisition of a nickname, Radar, and to a pair of gold stars on his collar. Sincere, neat, quiet, his friends know that he can be depended upon to leave his mark in the future world, for George ' s accomplishments as a cadet place him on the crest of the wave — ready to lead all who follow in his wake. Radar Company E-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Hov Stars (4). • (3, 1); Ski Club C4, 3, 1); I JOE WESSLEY FINLEY Hazlehurst, Georgia Congressional, Sth, Georgia From the peach orchards of Georgia came a true son of the South, Suh. — " Suh, there arc five minutes till assem- bly for brefus. " Academics and the Tactical Department were two unpleasantries to be reckoned with in their place but not to worry about. He had three conflicting interests in life — femmes, corps squads, and the sack: A different femme every weekend, a different corps squad every season, and the sack every afternoon. He ' s a real athlete, a true lover, a dashing Rebel, and a man who will succeed in anything he undertakes. Joe Company H-2; Football (4); Soccer (3), Pointer (4, 3, 1), Sports Editor; Ski Club (3, 1). DANIEL JARMS FINNEGAN Dover, Delaware Senatorial, Delaware Finn is one of the four year course men. Although he was never more than one step ahead of the Academic Depart- ments, they could only down, but never knock out, this jovial Irishman. Despite his long hours of wrestling with the books, he could always be counted upon to partici- pate in almost any variety of athletics. His many friends will attest that he has done more to put Delaware on the map than any low tide. No one doubts that the Army will find Dan a good officer. Dan Company A-2; Sergeant; Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1). 1 ! JOHN CHAMBERS FISCHER Trenton, New Jersey Congressional, 4th, New Jersey Fish is D Company ' s representative on the track team. Before he came to West Point he had no idea that he could run competition with the best of ' em. Now he not only runs with ' em, but he usually beats ' em. He was a congenial fellow who loved the red comforter. When not in training he was regularly seen at one of the boodlers enjoying his favorite pastime. Academics have been the least of John ' s worries for he stands well in the upper third of his class. Creeper Company D-1; Track (4, 3, 1); Cross Country (4, 3, 1). CHARLES ALEXANDER FITZGERALD Bronxville, New York Congressional, 2nd, Maim Charles Alexander Mincrelli FitzGerald ' s three years at West Point have been well spent. Famous for his femmes, good looks, and storms, Fitz is an easy-going lad who makes the most of any opportunity. A certain inde- pendence of spirit plus a practiced belief in " anything worth doing is worth doing well " have shown him to be a talented kaydet in many fields. Never daunted by the T.D. or the Academic Department he has preserved a character and personality which will not be forgotten by his F-2 classmates, especially the Fiftieth Division. FiTZ Company F-2; Sergeant, Wrestling (l); Pistol (3). JAMES DRUMMOND FITZGERALD Milton, Mass.achusetts Congressional, 12th, Mjssachi stttf Jimmy Boy, the fair-haired lad of the 41st Div, though mischievous and easy-going at times, was a level-headed fellow who could think logically and reason clearly even under pressure. Ever ready and willing to help anyone with academic work in which he excels to the Nth degree, Jim staved two jumps ahead of the T.D. to keep -his weekends open and his Wednesday afternoons for his favorite sports, track and skiing. Jimmy Boy, you Iiave been a swell roommate. The parting is not easy. CSod-by, good luck, old boy! Fitz Coiiipinv A-l; Track (4, 3, 1); Hockey (4); Acolytes (3, 1); Missal Rc.Ki.rs ;4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). 203 EDWARD LEO FLAHERTY Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Catigi- ssiofia , Pewinlvtifji.: Ed ' s volatile personality combined with the charm his laughing Irish eyes made him innumerable fr. during his stay at Usmay. Even the Plebes thought him ' a regular guy, for he was the famous Plebe papa of -the fifth div. Although he never drove the first section math, he was always ready to give some last minute spec to a classmate who had sacked instead of studied. Charac- teristic of Ed was his understanding and generosity which made him someone to turn to when we needed assistance of any kind. Ed Company F-1, Lieutenant; Acolytes (3, 1), Missal Readers (4, 3, 1). HERBERT HESSELTON FEATHER, JR. Nashua, New Hampshire Con i-tssional Ind, New Hiiwpshire He was bitter to the end — to hear him talk. However, Herbie cannot long remain unhappy and his quiet man- ner has won him many friends. Innate reasoning ability contributed greatly to his position in academics, even though he used every excuse to keep from studying, and was always ready for a boodle fight or a card game. Not too impressed with the system but always sticking to his ideas and ideals, Herbie is one of the few men who will leave West Point as the same man who entered. Herbie Companv G-1; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). JOE BRUTON FLORES Santa Anna, Texas Honor School As big hearted as the state he hails from, congenial Joe possesses many characteristics that make him surpris- ingly easy to get along with. Blessed with a booming voice and that humorous manner of his, Superior Joe refused to be thrown by studies. Always happy and com- placent, he slipped into the role of the dominated Plebe for the year. At first glance inconspicuous but later found to be effectively efficient, Joe will be discovered by the world as a man to do any and all jobs as they should be done. Superior Joe Companv B-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). 1 •SJ- 6 HARRY ARTHUR FLOYD Lynm, Massachusetts Confjreisionat,lth,tAassachusetti A true Bostonian, Harry came to the Academy with four years ' experience as a steam fitter for General Elec- tric. He worked hard both before and after entering the Academy, but never so hard that he couldn ' t take time out for a laugh. Harry has gained many friends at the Point in his easy going manner. Most of all, he has laid the foundation for success. His interests in sport life are as varied as his accomplishments as a cadet. No matter what the situation, Harry found and will find happiness. BUDADOES Company G-1; Ski Club (4, 3, 1). HAROLD PAUL FOX, JR. H. DDON Heights, New Jersey Congrasional , 1st, Ntw Jersey In spite of a year at prep school, New Jersey ' s gift to West Point had minor troubles with the French Depart- ment and proudly sports a star on his B-robe for over- coming the obstacle. His sincerity, cheerfulness, and persistent nature have gained for him a great many friends throughout the Corps. Bud has divided his spare time between dragging pro and cheerleading, and easily stayed out of reach of the T.D. A constant smile, inherent sincerity, and dependability are characteristics which will make him a success as an officer. Bud Company H-1; Sergeant; Pointer (4); Debate Club (4, 3); Water Soccer (4, 3); Slci Club (4, 3, 1); Cheerleader (3, 1); Fishing Club (1); Hundredth Night Show (1). SAMUEL EWING HILL FRANCE New Rochelle, New York Congressional, llrh. New Yoik Sam, following in his father ' s footsteps, chose the Army for a career and came to West Point. Fresh out of poop school, he took academics in his steady stride and never had a minute ' s trouble with the Tactical Department, e was an ideal wife who constantly tried to keep his roommates on the ball. Sam learned his tactics well, though whether for application to his profession or to hi ; numerous drags, we will never know. It was a priv- ilege to be a classmate of this sincere and capable man. Sam - 2bmpany C-2; Sergeant; Football (4). 205 PHILIP JOHN FRANK New York City, New York Congressional, 6th, New York From New York City Phil brought with him a happy- go-lucky, cosmopolitan outlook and a capacity for get- ting into trouble. While his Plebe year was hard, it left him singularly unaffected and by virtue of his Columbia University education, P.J. was able to coast through Academics. When not otherwise occupied by the Tactical Department, he devoted his free time in exploring Flirty. Sophisticated, he nevertheless could find humor in al- most any situation. A fellow worth knowing, he will go far in the branch of his choice. P.J. Company A-2; Boxing (4); Howitzer (3, 1); Skeet (1); Ski Club (3, 1); Hundredth Night Show (3, 1). ROBERT LEWIS FRANTZ Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Honor School, (y alley Forge Military Academy ' ) Bob has the ability of doing things with a Pittsburgh accent in a manner that gathers friends from far and wide. At a tender age he began serving notice that he was destined for great things, and on reaching his full flanker height he was ready to take West Point in his stride. Once here, he settled down to a routine of excelling in everything that he tried, and throughout his cadet life Bob has shown that regardless of the job, if he does it, it is done well. Bob Company H-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4); Basketball (4); Cross Country (4); Boxing (4, 3, 1); Ring Committee (4, 3, 1); Water Soccer (1). WALTER LESLIE FRANKLAND, JR. Jackson, Tennessee Congressional, 8th, Tennessee This loyal Southerner has attracted an ever growing number of lifetime friends since his first day at West Point. His determination, his sincerity as evidenced by his being true to one girl, his cheerful disposition, and his ability to accept responsibility bring to him that type of character envied by everyone and essential to an excellent officer. We who have lived with him know that in being this type of person, Frank will uphold the true fighting spirit and leadership that have character- ized his family in the past. Frank Company D-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Hand- ball (1); Squash Club (3, 1); Hundredth Night Show (3); Glee Club (3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). 4 1 ' : 9 206 EDWIN DAVID FRAZER Seattle, Washington Senatorial AppQinlmtm Following a family tradition of Army careers, Ed brought with him to West Point an already strong interest in things military. He had his unmilitary traits, however, one of them being his habit of hitting the sack during every free moment. Never without a cheerful smile, Ed enlivened some of our more dismal moments with his good humor, and was never averse to a grind at his own expense. Quiet and thoughtful, he accepted any task assigned to him with equanimity and conscientiously carried it through to a successful conclusion. Ed Company F-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Pistol (4, 3, 1); Pointer (4). 6 FREDERIC ALCOTT FRECH Redington Beach, Florida At Large, Florida An Army brat, Fred came to us from Florida ' s sunny beaches and the tropics of Panama. Readily adapting himself to the rigors of West Point ' s academic schedule, Fred found plenty of time to devote to the pleasures of the red boy. He possessed efficiency in his habits that often drove his wives to distraction, but this trait will stand him in good stead in his Army career. His easy going manner and good humor gained him many friends and gave him his reputation as a Plebe daddy. Fred Company A-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Stars (4). DeBOW freed Hendersonville, Tennessee Congressional, 4th, Tennessee With a personality and sense of humor that makes him outstanding in any group, Marse ' Bow came to the Point full of tricks, thoroughly enjoying life, and possessing a natural ability in many fields. Winning many friends and finding that Plebe year can be made humorous, DeBow ' s fun placed him close to everyone who knew him. In the ways of a Southern gentleman, the Saint shows a keenness of mind and wit destined to send him to the top. Marse ' Bow Company B-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Track (4, 3, 1); Cross Country (1); Cadet Chapel Ushers (1); Pointer (4); Howitzer (3); Ring Com- mittee (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). ROBERT CLARK FREEMAN Toledo, Ohio Congressional, th, Ohio Although hailing from Toledo, Bob does not claim to be a graduate of the Jones Junior High School, the best in Toledo. Having had three yea rs of study at the Uni- versity of Toledo, West Point and the Army was a radical change. Nevertheless, he has retained his love of Wag- nerian opera, art, and the outdoor life. His greatest disappointment experienced here was the loss of Yearling weekend and an exploration of Dick ' s Folly. His bete noire was Yearling mechanics but, like a true Midwest- erner, he plowed his way through it. Bob Company D-2; Track (3); Cross Country (4, 3); Howitzer (3). HAROLD CLINTON FRIEND Stamford, Connecticut Army From the Army in Puerto Rico, Clint came to West Point to continue his career. Many a weekend found this " ham " pursuing his hobby midst a mass of radio gear. The ski slope and the skating rink often found him exercising his athletic ability, which had remained unimpaired by three years in the tropics. Clint was active socially, frequently attending hops where his pleasant personality won him a wide circle of friends. Steady application in academics and ability as a leader will bring success to him in the future. Clint Company C-2; Sergeant; Corporal, Radio Club (4, 3, 1); Chess Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). PHILIP HENRY FRYBERGER Phil. delphia, Pennsylvania Congrissional, 1th, Pemuylvania Phil came to West Point from the Navy and strode through the road blocks of Plebe year with the confident drive of a matured veteran. Always one of the troops, he is renowned as a pistol shot and authority on a variety of subjects, ranging from aeronautics to boogie-woogiejj Freminglowe will carry out any job to its logical an satisfactory conclusion, whether it be correcting a w: ward Plebe or dragging a pro femme. His sincere perso ' ality and ability to grasp the big picture will carr hiin far in the days ahead. F -B Company F-2; Corporal; Pistol (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (4, 3). 9 f) k 208 " JB?0 " 4 6 ELISHA JAMES FULLER SiiERiDAN, Wyoming Semitortal Wyominf! FiDin the Wyoming plains came a soft-spoken, quick smiling cowboy who took the rigors of cadet life with grim determination covered by a mask of good humor, he? excelled in all he undertook. He was able to stay in ; EJ e upper part of his class without missing the essential joys of cadet life. From academics to athletics, Jim was outstanding and was well liked by all, especially the femmes. With well-founded self-confidence and outstand- ing ability he should be an asset to any branch and a credit to the Corps. Jim Company A-2; Sergeant; Wrestling (3, 1), Minor A (3): Camera Club (3. n HOWARD ROWSON FULLER, JR. BiNGH. MTON, New York Coilircssional 4th, New York By the way of Beanies, the lowlands of Louisiana and its remarkable university, Dick found his way eventually to the fulfillment of his loftiest ambition — a tenure of service at West Point. A good party man, he was an ever popular figure. Smooth in academics and all the extra- curricular activities, he never experienced the worst of the trying moments that Usmay can offer. The figures he admired most were not to be found in texts, but he managed quite well in spite of the pitfalls. Dick Company B-1; Sergeant; Track (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1); Hundredth Night Show (4). WILLIAM CARL FULLER Chattanooga, Tennessee Cof grcsshnal, 3t ' J, Tennessee A Southerner with a broad-minded outlook on the Civil War, Bill found the secret of keeping away from the " T. ' D. and the area. Although inactive on corps squad, he derived pleasure from intramural and extracurricular activity, developing into a fencer of no mean talent. One of his hobbies consisted in boning muck by regular attendance at weight lifting. Academically, Bill ranked near the top, never having to worry about those extra tenths. He has been extremely conscientious in all he has undertaken and is bound to become a successful officer. Bill Company H-1; Sergeant; Howitzer (4); Ski Club (1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). i " 5 :-. ' JAMES BJARNE FURUHOLMEN Nashville, Tennessee Congressional, 6th, Tennessee Being a second generation Pointer and having had a year at Vanderbilt, Jim had no trouble acclimating him- self to West Point and the system. Being a military file, a spoonoid, dependable, and ever cheerful are a few reasons why he soon made a multitude of friends in the Corps. He is an old school draggoid, preferring femmes a little Southern, and always comfortably one of the boys between the goats and the hives. Jim is a potential officer for any man ' s army and a credit to the long grey line. Jim Company H-1; Lieutenant; Corporal. . i ALVIN FRANKLIN FUTRELL Cornell, Wisconsin Congressional, 9th, Wisconsin Known by everyone for his broad smile and hearty laugh, Al converted many trying moments into gay laughter that was felt by all. Always able to stay ahead of the Academic and Tactical Departments, he spent most of his time dragging and writing letters. His versa- tility and natural love for sports made him an outstand- ing athlete in his class. He had a great fondness for music, and never a moment passed that he wasn ' t playing some of the latest recordings. Capable and sincere, Al will make a splendid officer. Al Company D-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; [Lacrosse (4, 1); Boxing (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Golf Club (1); Fishing Club (3). THOMAS EDWARD GAINES West Harrington, Rhode Island Senatorial, UoUe Island From the smallest of the forty-eight comes this quiet, good-natured Joe with a heart bearing no resemblance to the size of Rhody. Besides being a walking encyclo- pedia of factual and statistical sports information, he does a capable job in various forms of competition. A subtle wit mellowed in understanding and consideration for others makes Tom a first-rate friend. Whenever we get together for just another chorus of Benny Havens Oh, we ' ll toast with rousing enthusiasm this man we all can remember so vividly. Tommy Company G-1; Sergeant; Baseball (4, 3); Cross Country (4); Acolytes (1); Missal Readers (4, 3); Ski Club (3). 210 RICHARD RUSSELL GALT I 4 6 5EL1NSGROVE, rENNSYLVANIA Congressional y 28th, Pennsylvania Egypt via Pennsylvania to West Point — Dick took the long way to the Point, but it failed to slow him down appreciably, for he proceeded to aid in leading Army ' s swimmers through three outstanding seasons. Never allowing studies to interfere with his education, he none- theless had little, or no, worry from the Academic Board. Easy to like, excellent as a leader, cool and clear thinking in the field, Pharaoh brought the old party spirit to his classmates plus a knack for always turning out an effi- cient job whenever called upon. Dick Company G-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Swimming (4, 3, 1). VINCENT DE PAUL GANNON, JR. New York City, New York Congressional, 16th, New York A true Irishman with a genuine sense of humor, Vin came to us after one and a half years at Fordham. During his three years at the Academy his good-natured, likeable character have won for him many lifelong friends. Never one to worry much, he was nevertheless always a hard and conscientious worker. We know that nothing but success lies before him. The Army will certainly find him an excellent officer as those of us who were fortunate to know him have found him an excellent friend. Vin Company B-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Basketball (4, 3, 1); Acolytes (l); Missal Readers (3). y RUFUS SANDERS GARRETT, JR. Fort Worth, Texas Congressional, 12th, Texas From the sunny state of Texas, Rufe entered the Academy with a firm belief in Texas girlhood and the DKE ' s of the University of Texas. A brilliant student, he ranked high in our class with very little effort. Finally intrigued with Northern women, he became an ardent member of the Drag Every Weekend Club. In his idle time he was a voracious novel reader and loved to sing cowboy songs in his Texas drawl. His keen wit, engaging personality, and poised mind will make him a success in any field. Rufe - Company D-1 ; Corporal ; Rifle (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (4, 3, 0; Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). ' 1 WILFRED EVERETT GASSETT Massachusetts Congressional, I ' ith, Massuch ms Will had long been angling for an appointment to a service academy when he finally won a competitive con- gressional examination. Tutored in two different mili- tary schools, he had little difficulty as a Plebe, became a corporal, and ranked comfortably high in academics Little qualities such as a faculty for mimicking Winst ' Churchill and amplifying his attitude of always working or playing hard created a likeable aura about Gass. Along with his roommate, he went astray, and haunted the area. Caring little for that. Bill concentrated on quali- ties which he felt were essential in a man. Wilfred Company E-2, Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4); Cross Country (4); General Committee (1). THOMAS LEIGH GATCH, JR. Annapolis, Maryland Senatorial, Maryland Although Tom managed to become accustomed to fight- ing on land, it has been recognized that the sea remained close to his heart. During the Baltimore Campaign, how- ever, we grew dubious of his seaworthiness as he was the first among us to feel adverse effects from the ship ' s roll. T.L. ' s understanding nature and ability to appre- ciate the whimsical side of cadet life account for his many friends. An extensive reader, his thoughts were not confined to these grey walls. Undoubtedly Tom will be a success in any vocation he undertakes. Tom Company A-2; Sergeant; Track (4, 3, 1); Fencing (4), Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1). WILLIAM GILFILLAN GAVIN Oil City, Pennsylvania Congressional, 20th, Pennsylvania S ?- ? Mix a bit of indifference with an abundance of joviality and you have the reason why Bill got a grind out of Plebe year, and all that came after it. An occasional run-in with the T.D. never fazed him. He stopped many a staunch rebel dead in his tracks with his commanding knowledge of the " late rebellion. " In Bill the Army has been gifted with another Sherman. His constant reading and consistent dragging are probably the best reasons for his ever-contented outlook on both the pres- ent and future. Uncle Bill Company A-1 , Sergeant; Football (4); Weight Lifting Club (3, 1). k 111 ARTURO ENRIQUE GAY Havana, Cuba President of Cuh,i Born in Paris, France, of parents in the Cuban diplomatic service, most of Arturo ' s life has been spent everywhere except Cuba. After attending Tennessee Military Insn- tute and Tulane University, he entered West Point from the Cuban army. We, the Spic-stnclcen members of the Corps, have him largely to thank for our proficiency in same. We are also undecided whether to predict a future for him as a second Simon Bolivar, a rabid politician, or life-long pursuer of wine, women, and ways of out- smarting the T. D. Mi Amigo Company A-1; Sergeant; Fencing (4, 3, 1); Dialectic Society (3, 1). . ' Ife. s BENJAMIN ANDREW GAY Phoenix, Arizona " ' ' l, ' The thought will always be with us that Ben sacrificed stars by devoting time and effort to save his classmates from the academic axe. This tall, lanky Arizonan brought to West Point a western charm which will stand him in good stead. His abilities are many, and his interests great, so he will never be at loss for things to do. The Army affords ample opportunities for his versatile incli- nations, and a brilliant career will be the result. Bendejo Company H-2; Corporal; Track (4); General Committee (3, 1); Hun- dredth Night Ticket Committee (4, 3, 1). HOBART RAYMOND GAY, JR. Fort Riley, Kansas Coni ressional, 9th, Kansas A turnback from way back. Hap was never one to permit the Academic Board, or anyone else for that matter, to get him down. Though he had many close shaves, his carefree manner saved him many headaches. Hap ' s geni- ality brought him many friendships that will last long iter he departs from West Point. Hap was well versed n the courtesies and customs of the service before he ever saw Usmay, and his main purpose in life is to follow in the footsteps of his famous father. What ' s more — he will. Hap Coinp.my H-1; Swimming (4, 3, 0, Monogram (4), Letter (3), Ski Cl h ;,4, 3, 1). 213 JOHN STUART GAYLE CoRoNADO, California At Large Jake, one of California ' s most ardent admirers, came to the Point with steep waved Navy tradition behind him. The Army became his chosen career; however, following naval warfare continues to be his foremost hobby. This easy-going Californian fell naturally in step with the flanker tradition, but he has always remained a step ahead of the Academic and Tactical Departments. His love for athletics is matched only by his fondness of sleep and sunshine. His pleasing smile and winning per- sonality will assure him of success in all he undertakes. Cowboy Company H-2;Sergeant;Track (4, 3,1); Football (4,3);Basketball (4,1); Water Soccer (3). JOHN CHARLES GEARY West Hazelton, Pennsylvania Army John came to us straight from Panama, where he had served as a Master Sergeant with the Coast Artillery. His experience there taught him more about radio than the Juice Department will ever teach the rest of us. His Polish descent reduces any compliment paid to his pole vaulting job on the track team to a rather poor pun. Ranking man in B-Co his Yearling year, John has earned and will continue to earn the respect of us who are so fortunate as to serve and live with him. Skeezix Company B-2; Corporal; Lieutenant, Battalion Supply Officer; Track (4, 3); Radio Club (3, 1). 1 9 THOMAS GIBBS GEE HuNTSviLLE, Texas Congressional, 7th, Texas Tom has completed the course here and now is embarking on a career as an officer in the Regular Army. From our first impression we were certain that Tom was headed for success, for among his qualities is the determination to better himself. One could always find him at the gym- nasium in his spare time playing handball, fencing, or working on the apparatus. This Texas boy did not find academics too difficult, but perhaps that is because Tom believes in applying himself whole-heartedly in all undertakings. Tommy Company D-2; Sergeant; Lacrosse (1); Fencing (4, 3); Boxing (1). 214 ALEXANDER GERARDO « HoLYOKE, Massachusetts Congressional Ist Massachttxttts Although Alex may appear easy going, we know he can put his nose to the grindstone, for he has had nothing handed to him. After graduating from high school, Alex won a scholarship to Harvard University and two years later his appointment to West Point. It is this ability in the face of hard work that has made it possible for him to attain many of his ambitions. His sincerity, excel- lent sense of humor and understanding of human nature have won Alex many friends and promises much for his future. Jerry Company H-1; Sergeant; Soccer r4, 3); Ski Club (1); Squash Club (1). ■■V7r»»o 5 %Ji 6 MEREDITH WILLIAM CHRIST Des Moines, Iowa Congressional, ith, Iowa Bill ' s earnestness, joviality, and generosity have made an indelible mark on the minds of his classmates. He always was one of the neatest men in the Corps, and his shoes were the envy of all who saw them. He managed to stay a few jumps ahead of the Academic Board only by constant and diligent work which are an assurance of complete success in the future. Known for his helpful hints, the goats have long looked to him for their daily formulae. The Bird is sure to fly far. Birdie Company D-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (4. 3, 1 FAISON PEIRCE GIBSON Washington, District of Columbia Presidential Bud ' s a Navy Junior who traded in his sailor ' s cap for the Army grey. After charting a successful course through the rigors of Plebe year. Buddy settled down to being goaty in history and hivey in juice, and managed to find a happy medium in rank that put him above average in both academics and sack. The Chess Club claimed most of his Sundays and usually ended in victory for him. When the Army got Gibby, they got a guy who is de- termined to do his utmost. Bud Company B-2; Radio Club (3, 1); Camera Club (3); Chess Club (4, 3, 1); Handball (1); Weight Lifting (4). 215 ■ ■ HOWARD ANTHONY GIEBEL Bronx, New York Congrtssional 14rh, New York Fresh from the Bronx and Columbia, Gieb brushed through Plebe year, academics, and the T. D. with a seemingly indifferent ease. Always a constant source of amusement to his wives, his genial, whole-hearted per- sonality has endeared him to all who knew him. The Bronx kid, a natural athlete, was a very welcome addi- tion to many intra-mural squads and the diving team. However, Yearling riding, horses, and Gieb never did get along well. Leadership, perseverance, and a high sense of loyalty will always win him the best in life. Gieb Company D-2; Sergeant; Swimming (4, 3, 1); Skeet (3); Water Socce (4); Ski Club (4. 3, 1); Handball (3. 1). JAMES JAY GIGANTE, JR. Mount Vernon, New York Finding the mathematical nature of his surroundings faintly nauseating, Jiggs ' only comments on the aca- demic system were fierce Latin mutterings. Always ready to amuse his classmates, he obligingly bounced off a forty foot cliff and spent two Popolopen weeks in the hospital, not broken, but badly bent. Humor and a quick wit make him a valuable companion, even in the most unfortunate surroundings. Although not a militar- ist in the strict sense of the word, he is an enthusiastic soldier who can be expected to lead and lead well, on and off the field of battle. Jiggs Companj ' E-2; Lieutenant; Sergeant; Corporal; Football (4); Boxing (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1). RAYMOND HARLAN GILBERT, JR. Shelbyville, Kentucky Situitoruil, Kentitcky Though at heart an undiscovered hive, Ray battled two turnouts before the Academic Board ceased to curtail his activities. After receiving a rather thorough indoctrina- tion into the heritage of the Fourth Class, Ray developed intense pride in being a cadet and a future officer. Hi§ library of FM ' s and TM ' s plus his great interest in tactic ' and weapons made him a favorite refuge for Plebes seek ing information. Although once an elephant, walrus .inc a non-draggoid, he rapidly developed strong social pro- pensities. His forethought and generosity endeared him to his associates. A y Company D-2; Pistol (3); Camera Club (1); Skeet (3, 1); Sk. Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (4, 3, 1). 216 JACK KEITH GILHAM PuATT, Kansas Congressiottiil, 5 ' , Kansas k hit West Point with a Kansas twang and an ability t(i surmount every obstacle. He had the mind to wear it.irs hut decided his creed was the law of conservation of energy. Jack ' s friendly manner made him everyone ' s end, and a wife par excellence. Life was never dull for lack of " That reminds me of a story. " It will take a good man to have a better time or to do a better job than Jack has in three years. Jack Company F-1; Corporal; Club(3, ' l). jxing (4); General Committee (3, 1); Ski 6 JOHN WILLIAM EDWARD GILLESPIE, JR. Brooklyn, New York Congressional, Sth, New York Gil never did approve of the three year course at the Academy, and just to prove it the Irishman took a fourth. Good-natured, hardworking, Gil took life at West Point in his natural stride. Occasional O.A.O. trouble, coupled with a two year fight with the Spic Department, still couldn ' t daunt his spirit. A privilege to live with and a heck of a lot of fun, this rugged and determined son of Brooklyn should go a long way in making a fine Army officer. Gil Company E-lj Ski Club (4, 3, 1). ROY WILFRED GILLIG F.ARGO, North Dakota Senatorial Roy ' s background of Army life prior to his entry into the Academy provided him not only with a clear and understanding insight of military affairs, but also an amiable and pleasing personality which won him many lifelong friends. His perseverance in his studies kept him about the middle of the class; his determination will carry him a long way. He never missed a chance to hit the sack, and his favorite expression, " Is she pro? " kept him there. Fargo can be mighty proud of their favorite son. Gil Company B-2; Corporal; Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3); Cadet Concert Orchestra (4, 3); Ski Club (4); Fishing Club (4). W «s» : ! . ?» JOSEPH ANTHONY GIZA, III New Britain, Connecticut Af Large Independent, hard working when the occasion required, Joe spent three years absorbing all that Usmay had to offer. His spirit of generosity and good-fellowship served him very well on all occasions. Ordinarily a quiet sort of fellow he would, at the slightest mention of fishing, open up and hold lengthy discussions about that " love of his life. " " Easy does it " seems best to describe Joe ' s philosophy as a cadet. His ability to look at the bright side of life and his thoughtfulness for others will make him a good officer. Joe Company G-1; Sergeant, Ski Club (3); Weight Lifting (4, 3). RAYMOND HOWARD GLATTHORN Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Congressiotial, 4th, Ptnnsylvania Living up to all that West Pointer implies has always been Ray ' s primary goal, and he certainly may be proud of the success he has attained. Ray ' s attractive person- ality and force of character, more specifically, his sin- cerity, unsurpassed generosity, and keen sense of humor, will continue to gain him the friendship and loyalty of all with whom he may come in contact in future years as they have during three successful years at Usmay. Regardless of the branch of service he enters, he will be a credit to his outfit. Ray Company H-1; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Radio Club(l); Camera Club (1). CALVIN ERVIN GLIDEWELL Okolona, Mississippi Congressional, 4th, Mississippi Okolona ' s pride came to join the Corps after two years of wild college life at Mississippi State. Plebe year gave him a rude awakening, but he soon learned to hive the system and developed an uncanny ability at doing time with Morpheus. Full of glib wit, always topping the other fellow ' s story, and never too busy when it came to helping someone. Cheesy was not only an ideal room- mate — but a roomfull. His sincere determination and adaptability to whatever comes his way will pave his career with success. Cheesy Companv C-2; Sergeant, Corporal; Ski Club (3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). i Jl t 6 «l S» !« - ' LAWRENCE NORMAN GORDON Madison, Indiana Congressional, 9th, Indiana With a year at Hanover College behind him, Larry ' s generosity and congeniality marked him his first week at the Point. Although he had a slight battle with the French Department and some trouble about a taxi with the Tactical Department, Larry never had to worry about academics or demerits. In three years, he was never known to turn down an opportunity to drag, and his relationship with his red boy was intimate to say the least. Larry will make an officer whom Indiana and the Army will be proud to claim. Larry Company C-2; Sergeant; Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). ROBERT THOMAS GORMAN St. Cloud, Minnesota Congressional, 6th, Minnesota A man of many talents, Chips has maintained for himself a high academic standing without neglecting the lighter sides of life: dragging, boodle, the sack, and even, in his rare spare time, boning muck. His flair for humor has been a source of constant perplexity for his wives as they have watched him laughing at his own jokes. A true Mmnesotan, Bob stands firm in his duties as he strives to attain his high ideals, without losing sight of the trij ialities that make life what it should be. Gut J jl Colnpany G-2; Sergeant; Ski Club (3, 1). MOSE WILLIAM GORDON, JR. Commerce, Georgia Senator George, Georgia A Southerner through and through and proud of it, Bill Gordon is one of the most likeable individuals to find his way to the Academy in many a year. He ' s just an average, all round, right good fellow with a magnetic personality that just won ' t wait. In establishing a record score for the commando course out at Popolopen, Bill proved his potential worth as a soldier. So there we have it: a real soldier, a typical Southern gentleman, and an everlasting friend to all who know him — good luck Bill! Bill Company F-2; Sergeant; Boxing (4); Hop Committee (4, 3, l);Ski Club (3). 219 ' - FRANCIS GEORGE GOSLING Manchester, Iowa Congressional, 2nil, lite His friendly smile, good nature and true character not change on coming from the flat plains of Iowa to rolling hills of West Point, and he always found ti for the lighter life of a cadet. An inhabitant of the ft ' sections, yet without the hive complex, he feared neithi the Academic Board nor the Tactical Department. And his aptitude with the fair sex equalled his prowess with academics. Witty, observant, clever, hivey — in all a true friend of the goats. Goose leaves us with many fond memories. Goose Company D-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Pointer (4); Golf Club (4, 1); Pointer Representative (4, 3, 1). JOHN ROBERT GRACE New York City, New York At Large Possessing a definite sense of analysis, Jack was able to take the academic hurdles in stride. Unlike most Army Brats, he was quite indifferent to the system, and he was moved only by the desire to learn. He was quick to make friends because of his mild manners combined with a sense of sincerity. Jack also found time to enjoy sports as well as participate in them while here at the Academy. He goes into the Army a gentleman and a scholar of which West Point can be truly proud. Jack Company G-2; Wrestling (4, 3, 1); Gymnastics (3); Tennis (4, 3) JOHN HENRY GRADY LovELAND, Ohio Congressional, 6th, Ohio Jack, the man without a girl. Jack entered West Point full of the joy of living and remained that way except for occasional gloom periods. Hailing from Ohio State, he has spread its spirit and his among us. His love for academics was diminished only by the French Depart- ment. Never without a smile or a joke. Jack could be found any afternoon developing his other half in the gymnasium. As a wife, one could always count on Jack to lend a sympathetic ear and dispel your troubles with a laugh. Black Jack Company F-2; Sergeant; Wrestling (4, 3); Ski Club (1); Weight Lifting (3,1). ■ 6 DANIEL ORRIN GRAHAM Medford, Oreuon Congrtssionat, 4th, Oreffitj , Danny, the little Dog, blew into Beast Barracks late wearing a tuxedo shirt complete with studs — the begin- ning of Corps wide fame for the diminutive Irishman from Medford, Oregon. His ability to ad lib and gesture like an old stage hand make him extremely popular with femmes and his classmates. Dog is a natural hive, so he never studies; instead he spends all of his time thinking up ideas for Thespian enterprises. A very self determined person, this 5 ' 5 " lad will probably gain any position in life for which he may strive. Odoriferous Company A-2; Soccer (4); Wrestling (4); Lecture Committee (3); Sunday School Teachers (4, 3, 1); Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (4, 3, 1). CLIFTON WELLINGTON GRAY Lyndon, Vermont At Large Clif never talked much; but when he did, he had some- thing worthwhile to say. Always quiet, always con- siderate, he ' s an ideal roommate. For Clif, more than anyone, was glad to lend help at any time. Perhaps it was the Vermont in him which made for such reticence about himself. But if so, his background also lent those welcome characteristics found in too few: an easy ability to live whole-heartedly, fully, and generously. An under- standable difficulty with such unfathomable intricacies as mechanics limited his extracurricular activities, but never his friendship. Clif Company D-2; Cadet Chapel Choir (4); Sunday School Teachers (3, 1); Weight Lifting (1). STEPHEN EUGENE GRAY San Pedro, Californi. Pnsidtntial Steve will never be in need of friends, because wherever he goes people cannot resist his magnetic personality and the feeling that he will do anything possible for them. With his outstanding natural abilities furthered by equally great diligence in his every undertaking, he cannot fail to attain glorious heights. Steve ' s ability to pick up knowledge quickly and to use it advantageously lens to him veiled goals. A man ' s man, Steve will make leader who will long b e remembered among the cademy ' s great graduates. Steve pany E-1; Rifle (3); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Howitzer (4) ebate Club (1); Camera Club (1); Ski Club (4); Weight Lifting (4, 3). 221 JESSE E. GREEN Jesse is a man who says what he believes and is never afraid to ask questions — no matter how many. He has a wit which is exceeded only by his constant search for new knowledge. Although dominated Plebe year, Jess came through bloody but unbowed. A prep school grad- uate and the winner of a Presidential appointment, academics were the least of his worries, and the red boy constituted a major portion of his extracurricular activi- ties. A helpful and conscientious friend, Jess will go far in his chosen branch. Jess Company E-1; Howitzer (4); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (1). JOHN FREDERICK GREEN Shelbyville, Kentucky Congressioiuil, 4th, Kentucky Jack was Kentucky ' s gift to the great Army Rabble. His stellar performances won him the football captaincy. The presence of pocket-book novels in his room changed his studying hours to after taps frequently. He was al- ways complementing his meals with all the boodle in the division. His favorite expression, " I ' ll step on you, " was no bigger threat to his wives than that of promising to smoke his pipe. Jack will certainly go far, because he inherently possesses those qualities attributed to a great soldier and leader. Jack Company F-1; Captain; Football (4, 3, 1), Captam; Wrestling (4, 3, 1). BYRON DILLINGBACK GREENE, JR. Round Bay, Maryland Senatorhil A wonderful sense of humor combined with a seriousness of purpose constitute the makeup of the gallant Greene. He was reared on the banks of the Severn but is an Army ma n to the core. Byron was never bothered a great deal by the Academic or Tactical Departments. His rush to the tape finishes in swimming meets will not be soon forgotten. It is without hesitancy that we predict a career that will reflect credit to himself and to the service. B.D. Company H-2; First Sergeant; Swi ' , 3, 1); Water Soccer (4, 3, 1). ing (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir 1 222 JAMES MORRIS GRIDLEY Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Presidential The Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce could not find a stauncher supporter than Jim, whose unswerving loyalty to the Sooner state is only surpassed by his craving for boodle. Always full of fun and with a cheerful word for everybody, his carefree exterior could not conceal a deep- seated devotion to duty; and with these added to his natural athletic ability and persevering ways, the Army cannot fail to get a fine officer. We shall always remember Jim as a good wife, a faithful friend, and above all a soldier ' s soldier. Grid Company F-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Lecture Committee (4, 3). i«?Trs«D55 z)i nil i ik. i Balboa Height SAMUEL GRIER, III , Canal Zone The First class. Yearlings, and Plebes all called him Sam, but to his roommates Sam was just plain Mule, the Kid from Panama. With grim determination, Sam left the Canal Zone for West Point to make the Army a career. Diligent, good natured, and ready to help his classmates, the Kid from Panama put his sense of duty above everything else. Sam took both a little trouble with Plebe math and an occasional blind drag in stride. A soldier and gentleman whom his wives are proud to know — that ' s Sam. Sam WILLIAM AIKEN GRIFFIN Charlotte, North Carolina Congressional , 10th, North Carolina After a year at the University of North Carolina and a year at The Citadel, Bill entered the Military Academy. With a surplus of leadership and a scarcity of hair, Bill — as evidenced by his knack for knowing how to get things done — was ranking Yearling tactically. Potentially a gay dog with the ladies he gladly surrendered such activities to devote his time to his Southern belle. Al- though he possessed natural ability in almost any sport, his main interest was in being a number one hurdler and wrestler. Bill Company B-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4, 3, 1); Wrestling (4, 3); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Hop Committee (4, 3, 1). :- i( ' GEORGE WARREN GRIFFITH Anderson, Indiana Congressional, 11th, Indiana An ambitious Hoosier fresh from Purdue was Grif ' s P. C. S. Studying hard to understand his work thorough- ly, dragging enough to keep that winning way with the femmes, his spirit was never dampened and his friends never worried about him — they knew he could make his way. Always ready for a fast open-minded argument, he gained from others respect and admiration for thinking to logical conclusions. We, his friends, know that he will succeed when he carries into the Army the cheerful good humor and sincerity that made our life happier. Grif Company G-lj First Sergeant; Cross Country (3); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). WILLIAM HOWARD GRISHAM Bakersfield, California Congressio7ial, 12nd, California An Army brat claiming California, Bill, not to be sub- dued by Plebe year, has gone his undominated way with a friendly and sunny disposition. Never burdened with book work, Bill made his tenths; we wonder if the ease with which his studies cam e won ' t be a boon to his later life, and assurance of success in the work of his choosing. A true horseman, polo was his life at West Point. Man- nerly with women, we hope he finds his 3-0 date and with it much happiness in his future undertakings. Tyrone Company G-1 , Chess Club (4); Polo (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (4, ' 3). PETER GROSZ Russell, Kansas Congressional, 6th, Kansas Pete is good naturedness personified, a smile on his face regardless of the circumstance — even on Monday morn- ing. His gray matter is as extensive as his good nature. Always ready to join the boys in any sport, he found time to coach a Plebe or two, help his classmates wher the going got tough and keep his own standing well up in the higher sections. A true son of the West, Pete ' s Ic of the outside and his will to get ahead has made hini a friend worth knowing. Pi. ie ■J? Company B-2; Football (4), Manager; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, Weight Lifting (3, 1). 1 I 9 I RICHARD LOUIS GRUENTHER ( a HA, Nebraska Congrnsional, Ind, Nthraska All who know him will never forget those Saturday c ciiiiig sessions when Grunt would permeate the sur- roundings with the strains from his beloved banjo. Always on corps squad and sprinting to keep above the line on the tenths sheet, Dick ' s athletic ability was surpassed only by his geniality and ability to win and maintain friendships. This Texan has everything and more too, and he will be able to win the respect and devotion of his men wherever he goes. His sunny disposi- tion and offensive spirit will make him successful any- where. Grunt Company B-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4, 3, 1); Football (4); Gym- nastics (3); Ski Club (3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). JOHN RICHARD HACKE Athens, Georgia Sinatonal, Gtorgia " Red-headed, sir, " was his habitual answer to the old question of upperclassmen during Plebe year. A true son of the Old South, Dick came to the Point from the Army, praising the University of Georgia and the Army Ground Forces. With the soldier ' s eye for pretty faces, he was generally dragging. A natural hive, Dick will most of all be remembered for his willingness to help and ability to pull through anyone who was troubled by the Academic Board. He is a friend in every sense of the word . Dick Company G-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Track (4); Swimming (4, 3, 1); Ring Committee (4, 3, 1); Radio Club (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1); Stars (3, 1). M »» DONALD INGRAM HACKNEY Opelika, Alabama Congrtssianul, ird, Alabama Hack, hailing from Alabama, is a true southern gentle- man, always ready and willing to lend a helping han especially to his less hivey wives. Academics never both ered Don; he was always first in the sack, except on weekends, for then he was to be found dragging or work- ing out. Don had his share of the ups and downs of Plehe life, but made up for it at Popolo where he constantly promoted picnics. As a good worker and a darn swell wife, Don promises to go far as an officer. Hack Company B-2; Sergeant; Track (4, 3, 1); Chess Club (4, 3); Ski Club (3, 1). «;■ « ' ALVAN CORDELL HADLEY, JR. New York City, New York Congressional , 17th, New York Just a bundle of joy, Beano never let the monotonous routine of cadet life get him down. Announcing his pres- ence by a hammy act and an infectious laugh, he was always the life of every group. On the serious side Beano managed to find time for his classics and good music, as well as march two first sections. Known throughout the Corps as the Laugh from F-2 and as one of Army ' s best lacrosse players, Beano ' s friends were innumerable. His friendly nature and level head will assure Beano of suc- cess anywhere. Beano Company F-2; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4, 3, 1), Monogram (4), Major " A " (3, 1); Howitzer (1); Academic Coach (4, 3, 1). FREDERICK LEROY HAFER PoTTSViLLE, Pennsylv. nia Coiigrtssioiial , lith, Penmylvunia Unassuming and yet self-confident, the Hafe took his career as a cadet in his stride. Never ruffled, his one idea was to do his work, write some letters, and then hit the sack. He possessed the happy faculty to enjoy a West Point weekend and loved to drag. His good nature and ability to get along with others helped to create many lasting memories and should be a decided advantage in the future. He leaves USMA now, ready, willing, and eager for a promising future as an Army officer. Hafe Company F-2; Sergeant; Track (4); Pistol (3); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Chess Club (4, 3); Ski Club (3, 1); Coach, Academic (3, 1). FRANK STE ENS HAGAN B. TON Rouge, Louisiana Congressional, 6th, Louisiana Frank has maintained as a cadet two parental loyalties: he speaks with pride of being a son of both the deep South and a Regular Army officer. Conscientious, per- sistent, gentlemanly — his actions bespeak well his past. Agile in mind and body, he is a worthy opponent in a match of wits or brawn. Frank ' s pleasant disposition marks him as a congenial companion. His intelligence and common sense bring a deserved " well done " to any- thing he undertakes. He will prove a credit to West Point in his Army career. Radar Company A-1; Sergeant; Football (4); Fencing (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). 1 ( 9, 1 6 GEORGE GROSS HAGEDON Toledo, Ohio Coiif ressioiial, 9th, Ohio Coming to the Corps from Toledo, Ohio, Hag quickly found his stride and secured stars his first year, ranking ninth. " Let George do it " became a familiar expression throughout his company. He seemed to have a bit, if not a great deal, of talent for everything he undertook. Although he took no part in corps squad athletics, he was actively engaged in intramurals, and made an espe- cial name for himself in gymnastics. His talents found expression in music, and his violin was ever a source of torment to his wives. Hag Company H-1; Corporal; Howitzer (1); Academic Coach (4, 3, !)■ JACK BAIN HAGEL W.NSHiNGTON, Indi, na Coiigrissioiial, 7th, IndUna Plebe year changes many things about a person, but it failed to change Jack ' s determination to be a good cadet and a good officer. Being a hard worker. Jack never had very much trouble with academics. He found it exceed- ingly difficult to resist the call of the red boy, but his love for music and radio took up most of his free time. Full of life and with a spirit of take things as they come Jack was an earnest and jovial fellow who will succeed wherever he goes. Beeler Company D-2; Sergeant; Radio Club (3, 1). GUY EDWARD HAIRSTON, JR. Virginia Coitgrruimiiil, ird, Virginia Ida ' s boy — a statement to Guy means but one thing, an argument. Always looking for something new and dif- ferent, Guy found that three years in grey was a necessary delay before his search for the more exciting. Guy pos- sessed many qualities, chief of which are an intense SI -iiFaL interest in things imaginative. A great artist, he had a ready humor, was gig happy, and received the Rhumford nicd.il. We ' ll remember him as an all-round athlete. Guy IS dcstmed to make thousands of women happy and the v forld safe for arguments. Guy C pany D-2; Track (4); Football (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Pointer (1); Dialectic Society (4, 3); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club cf,o. 227 PHILIP DARLINGTON HAISLEY Los Angeles, California Congressional, lirh, Ca ifor Ua Although an Army brat born in Indiana, Phil claims sunny California as his home state. After graduating from Hollywood High and tin school, he worked several years. It was no easy task for Phil to get his appointme: Not being a natural hive has necessitated much ha work on his part to attain the high standards which he has reached. These qualities of hard work, perseverance, logical and orderly thinking, coupled with a magnetic personality are what makes Phil the type of man that men will follow unquestioningly. P. D. Company E-1 ; Sergeant; Pistol ( (4, 3, 1); Mule Rider (3). ,3,1); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club RICHARD EDWARD HALE Washington, District of Columbia Pnsidintial Possessor of a deep inner drive Dick is on the go all the time with his activities being broken only by periodic rests and tactical exercise. His name has graced many a corps squad list and his active life coupled with his sense of humor and good nature have gained him friends throughout the Corps. Whenever something is going on his classmates expect Dick to be in the middle of it and are looking forward to seeing him in the midst of a long and well-done career as an officer. Deadeye Company F-2; Sergeant; Baseball (1); Soccer (4, 3, 1), Numerals (4), Minor " A " (1); Boxing (3, 1), Monogram (1); Acolytes (1); Missal Readers (4, 3); Camera Club (3, 1), Ski Club (3, 1); Fishing Club (3). CHARLES MAURICE HALL Mountain View, California At Large % " ' j Wherever Charlie Hall went, some of that good, old California sunshine was sure to follow in his smile. Even with his broken leg, which disabled him throughout Yearling year, his spirit remained undaunted. An Army brat, Charlie has been around, and he always had a few choice experiences to add to the after-taps B.S. sessions. He did not let academics worry him, and during C.Q. he could usually be found reclining with a magazine in his hands. Charlie can be depended on to get along well in the Army. Charlie Company B-2: First Sergeant; Corporal; Soccer (3); Ski Club (4, 3); Fishing Club (4, 3, 1). 1 9 f 228 T GEORGE EDWARD HALL, JR. HioHLAND Park, Michigan Senatorial, fAichigan ,- An ex-Warrant Officer and a veteran from the Aleutian Islands, Jorge entered West Point an already seaso: soldier. Hailing from Michigan, his genial smile and amiable manner are the outer signs of an inner determina- tion. While not a member of the choir, his voice will Inng be remembered for its resounding: " G Company dam- ages. " A good Joe in the true sense. West Point has not hampered George ' s natural talent for good times. His pleasantness and ability to reason logically spell success in his Army career. Jorge Companv G-1; Sergeant; Corporal; General Committee (4, 3, 1), Ches Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). WILLIAM CHARLES HALL Cherokee, Iowa Senatorial, Iowa Success is written all over this native son of the Iowa plains. After winning a scholarship to Cal-Tech and proving his engineering ability there, he came to Usmay. His aversion to studying was more than offset by in- stinctive reasoning. His constant cheerfulness and calm efficiency is infectious, which will make him highly valued and respected as a friend. Chuck manages to keep his weekends occupied with dragging and sacking. He has ability to tackle difficult situations which will carry him far and win the high admiration of his men. Chuck Company B-2; Sergeant; Wrestling (3, 1); Cadet Concert Orchestra (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (1). WILLIAM WALTON HALL LaSalle, Illinois Congressional, llth, Illinois A hive at heart. Bill ' s motto was, maximum grades with minimum work, and he did just that. His pastimes were many and varied — radio, swimming, and reading to mention a few. Many a night he put his ignorantly skep- tical wives to sleep by expounding his theories of Ein- tein ' s theories of curved space. He used to sack not only after reveille, but also after police call inspection. Bill possessed a mixture of nonsense plus a lot of common sense that assured him great success in everything that he attempted. Bill Comp.iny G-2; Sergeant; Swimming (4, 3), Radio Club (4, 3, 1); Ski ■GThh (3, 1). 229 HAL EDWARD HALLGREN Skokie, Illinois Honor School Hailing from Skokie, Hal claims Chicago as his home town. Augmenting some tin school experience with a vast fund of natural ability, he has done much to make either community proud. Tactically on the ball, he won his high rank without sacrificing sack time. A good all- round athlete, he has been a mainstay of several Corps and intramural squads. He combined considerable natural hiviness with hard work and some spec to stand high academically. We ' ve all enjoyed knowing congenial, singing Hal, and are confident of his success in the Army. Hal Company F-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Baseball (4); Football (4); Rifle (4); Hockey (4. 3); Ski Club (3, 1); Handball (3, 1). Pittsburgh, Pennsylvani Congrcssioful I6r j, Pennsylvania Jerry came to West Point from the Keystone state with his character already imbued with the high ideals of a gentleman and sincere friend. His genuine sense of humor and rigid perseverance largely assisted him in surmount- ing the obstacles placed in his way. " Fortune favors the bold, " is a motto that has influenced many of his esca- pades. His joviality in ranks, the classroom, and barracks have won him many lifelong friends. Here ' s to you, Jerry, you have proven yourself here; the rest remains to be written. Jerry Company G-2; Sergeant; Missal Readers (3); Ski Club (3, 1). 9 « ■«r., ALEXANDER EARL HALLS Pleas.xnt Ridge, Michigan Congressional, 17th, Michigan Straight from P Ridge, the axis of the universe, comes good-natured, easy-going Al. Whenever things are gloomy you can always count on Al ' s keen sense of humor to brighten things up. His proneness to minimize his achievements and willingness to help his classmates in a pinch have won a multitude of friends for him at the Academy. Good common sense, steadfast devotion to what he believes is right, and conscientious application to his academic work assure us that his Army career will be a very successful one. Al Company E-2; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Glee Club (3). wnii 230 .-. ' ' ' IR • jJ FRANCIS FRAZEE HAMILTON, JR. St. Louis, Missouri Hmki- Sc .,„il One instant a stoic countenance, next a sly grin, then hilarious laughter, and at last we know Ham has caught on to the joke. But he caught on quickly to the secret of living at USMAY. Never perturbed by the system, taking everything in stride. Ham can remain the same under any circumstances and still retain his good judgment and versatility. His main efforts were devoted to fencing, the Pointer, academics, the sack, and to realizing the better side of every situation. He can ' t lose, and neither can the Army. Ham Company G-1, Sergeant; Corporal; Fencing (4, 3, 1); Pointer (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (4); Ski Club (3, 1). 6 MILTON HOLMES HAMILTON Elkins, West Virginia Corignssional , 2nd, Wist Virginia From the very first day in Beast Barracks, Hambone found that West Point and the Army suited him to a T. Academics were never difficult for him, nor did he spend his time boning the red boy. He had an uncanny accuracy with a basketball, and thus we found him playing A squad every year. Letter writing was Ham ' s favorite eve- ning occupation, and the mail dragger never passed but that he scored at least twice. Always striving to be mili- tary and always succeeding, Ham has chosen his profes- sion well. Hambone Company C-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4); Basketball (4, 3, 1). ROBERT MILTON HAMILTON Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Congressional, 5th, Pennsylvania Bob came from Penn to the U.S.M.A. and the red and blue faded to grey. A slight Pennsylvania Dutch influ- ence is evident in this native of the " city of brotherly love. " As drivers went. Bob flew. The surgeon ' s color blind decision came too late to ground this high flying jeep driver Yearling summer. Boh is quite a radio repair- man. A hammer, a fingernail file, and a large pair of pliers are all that are needed. He ' s the kind who keeps everything light with his humorous and easy going way. Bob Company B-1; Sergeant. WALTER FLEMING HAMILTON, JR. Watkinsville, Georgia At Ljrgs Ham, alias the reveille comet — " a minute early is a minute wasted " — came to West Point as an Army brat via Marion Institute. Panama-born and Southern-bred, Ham was boning West Point at five. Hiving his academ- ics in a minimum of time, he utilized most of C.Q. coach- ing D classmates or hitting the red boy. Feigning indif- ference toward everything at West Point, he was never one to waste a demo — " better to have a b-ache than to be right. " His branch will receive a man devoted to an Army career. Ham Company A-1; Basketball (4): Camera Club (3, 1); Chess Club (4); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1). ARTHUR EDWARD HANSEN Clinton, Iowa Couf tssion.il, 2 iii, Iowa Between a fraternity pin at home, and an A-pin at West Point, Art kept our room in a perpetual storm. His constant companion was his red boy, and the two were inseparable. He kept his wives awake for three years as he loudly snored his affections to the sack. Art is a true hive, and has always ranked high in his class. His bril- liant mind and genial personality will carry him to the top of the ladder of success. • Art Company A-2; Sergeant; Hockey (4); Ski Club (3, 1); Fishing Club (3,1). BENJAMIN SHAW HANSON, JR. Staunton, Virginia Cotjgrfss:otiuI, 7rh, Virginia " If at first you don ' t succeed, try, try again " was the motto of this ' irginia Cavalier, and upon any given Saturday afternoon Ben could be found deep in the con- fines of the Grant Hall boodler ' s with any given femme. After two strenuous years at Virginia Polytechnic Insti tute. West Point at war left him plenty of time for, relaxation, daily workouts in the Chamber of Horrors, and the ever present red boy. Guiding the compan athletic progress was merely a side line, along wit j academics, tactical instruction, and other extranw duties. BiSw Company E-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Ski Club (4). " « ' 9 232 6 EX ' ERITT FEE HARDIN VlgNMOUTH, Illinois Congrasioihil, 14ti I l,iion Hailing from Illinois, Fee made himself famous through- o«t the Corps by his loud quotes of " I ' d rather be red- headed than bald. " Never finding much difficulty with academics, he spent most of his time coaching the squad and reading books on world politics. Always upholding the true spirit of the runts for a rough Plebe year, Fee was the blue-slip terror of C-2. Steady, quiet, observant one moment and then turning into a hilarious fool at the right time. Fee will do all right wherever he goes. Fee Company C-2; Sergeant, Corporal, Ski Club (3, 1). GILBERT STEWART HARPER, JR. Reform, Al. b. ma Congrnsioiul, 7th, Alabama A true gentleman from the South, after three years of diligent instruction from his wives, he has yet to learn to appreciate Yankees. This is his only goatie point, though, for he is a hive of long standing. What has been West Point ' s gain has been a loss to the musical world for Stew is a violinist of no mean ability. Ambitious and diligent. Stew is a good soldier, destined to go far in the Army. Stew Company F-1; Sergeant, Corporal; Lecture Committee (4, 3, 1); Cadet Concert Orchestra (4, 3, 1); Pointer (4); Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1), Ring Committee (4, 3, 1); Radio Club (1); Ski Club (1); Stars (4); Glee Club (4, 3, 1); Cheer Leader (3, 1). EDGAR STARR HARRIS, JR. D.XNVILLE, ' iRGiNn Coiigrasioiial , th, Virginia Eddie came from south of the Mason Dixon line, a true rebel, and immediately made friends with his easy goin g congenial Southern manner. He loved a rat race and ncr P division in which he lived was ever drab or dull. He had, . ' the system rather well figured out and, far from letting It get the best of him, had a good time no matter what the situation. His fine personality and knack for m.iking people like him are certain to make him a leader m anv group. EoD,j, Company A-1; Sergeant, Tennis (4), Ski Club (4, 3, 1), Squash Club (1). 233 ««e tt$aili ., - JESS SIMMONS HARRIS El Dorado, Arkansas Congressional, 7th, Arkansas Take a look at him, gazing out from his inset. He is one of the foremost advocates of the theory that anything having to do with the South, especially with Arkansas, has an undeniable superiority over its counterpart from anywhere else. West Point gave Jess the usual number of jolts, but a quiet determination and patience carried him through to successful decisions, whether they were in academics, in athletics, or in arguing for his beliefs. His future problems will necessarily be made lighter by his easy manner and friendly drawl. Jess Company G-2, Sergeant; Track (4); Ski Club (3, 1). l! WILLIAM MARTIN HARTON, JR. CoNWAV, Arkansas Conpissional, 5r j, Arkansas Exceedingly loyal to Arkansas, however, converted to the convention of wearing shoes at an early age, Bill came to us a graduate of Hendrix College. His engaging personality rapidly won him many friends. Bill possessed great affinity for getting into complicated situations of official and unofficial nature. Seldom did he miss a hop and then only because the powers that be had designs upon his free time. That his roommates affectionately called him their bald headed wife did not necessarily mean that he had no hair. He had some. Bill Company H-2; Lieutenant; Corporal, Color Guard; Basketball (4); Swimming (4); Tennis (4); Hop Committee (4, 3, 1). CHARLES JUDD HAUENSTEIN Lancaster, Ohio Congressional, lltb, Ohio An ol ' Ohio lad and darned proud of it, Chuck came to West Point a man with an easy-going, good-natured personality with an accomplishing desire. His like of many sports and his capabilities in same, have made him outstanding as an athlete. Dragging fcmmes and attend- ing hops were not of as much interest to him as was his red boy, in which he spent his time when not teasing someone or smoking skags. Being, a hive with horse sense, he is sure to be successful in his chosen career. Chuck 1 9 I Oh ■m ■ m 6 ALFRED CARL HAUSSMANN, JR. Geneva, New York Congressiona , 36rh, New York This cadet has completed his first three years of Army life. During that time he has contributed his share of shoe leather on the lacrosse field, and on the area. The Chest, with his untiring fortitude and wit, has plodded his weary way into the valley of West Point immortals. A stern advocate of technology, his research in the virgin fields of engineering has netted him knowledge of the remote, and he shall plan the harvest of the future. Hobart will long remember its greatest loss, Carl to West Point. The Chest Company A-2; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4, 3, 1), Numerals, Monogram, Major ' A " ; Pointer (3, 1); Howitzer (1); Radio Club (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (3, 1). ROBERT CARROLL HAWLEY NoRWALK, California Congrcrjiomi , IS fi, California Bob hails from Southern California, a fact he never lets us forget. Making his first contact with the Army at West Point, three years of military life have failed to diminish his infectious grin and ready wit. Unperturbed by the shock of Beast Barracks and the life of a plebe, he went on to every job that faced him in his quiet efficient way. In all Bob is what West Point expects every cadet and graduate to be, an athlete, a gentleman, and a leader of men. Bob Company F-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Soccer (4, 3, 1), Coach C Squad (O; Vrestlin8( ' 4 : Tennis (4. 3, O. RUTLEDGE PARKER HAZZARD Birmingham, Alabama Settamria , A akima Rut is the typical fun loving flanker that never gets his fill. Enjoying everything in life and liking to keep others happy, he is still duty conscious and never shirks any task assigned to him. He is a very devoted Rebel, but can feel at home anywhere and among all people. Rut likes every sport that exists and is a participant as well as pectator. Always conscious of his Southern traditions, he possesses all of the qualities necessary to make his future in the Army interesting, colorful, and very useful. Rut ( ipany H-2; Sergeant; Water Soccer (1); Ski Club (3, 1). 235 WARREN EASTMAN HEARNES Charleston, Missouri Cougressionjl, 10th, M.isso% From high school to the University of Missouri to the Army to West Point is a synopsis of Rounder ' s life ro date. He found that social life at the Academy was sadl f lacking and academics sadly predominate. Neverthele ; ' : he was determined to make good in academics and tha he did, and he still found time for some social life on week-ends. His love of military exactness and correct- ness, his high sense of duty, and his ability to cope with all problems that confront him will make him a certain success. Rounder Company B-2; Sergeant, Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1). ROBERT JOHNSON HEFFERON Detroit, Michigan Cont isswihil , llth, Michigan To introduce Heff to another, anyone could honestly say that the lad is a hive — the only man to stay in the first sections by reading the weekly magazines. HefF was an engineer at Detroit University and early learned to take life easy. Presiding over his room like an unobstreperous Dutch burgomaster, engaging in athletics with studied ease, familiar with Bacchus and innumerable short story writers, our boy never works against the current. Almost enigmatic, his real friends knew to go to him when they had difficulties, academic or otherwise. Heff Company E-2; Sergeant; Soccer (4); Camera Club.(3, 1). HARRISON HOWELL DODGE HEIBERG, JR. Washington, District of Columbia Pyesuieutiul Hei came to us from Washington, as all good Army brats do. Not a goat, he was always more worried about academics than he ever needed to be. We learned in Plebe year that he was a poopsheet artist. Yearling and First Class years found him writing letters and dragging pro. Water soccer and swimming competed with riding in taking up the odd hours. He made a good-natured and well-liked wife. His attention to details and love of the service oueht to carrv him far in the Armv. Hei Company C-1; Sergeant; Pistol (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (4). i 1 236 STEPHEN GARRETT HENRY, JR. Washington, District of Columhia Omgriuional, 8th, Louisiana From an Army family and with a background of militar ' school, Steve entered the Point determined to make good , Balanced against his success along the military line was his constant struggle with the Academic Department Goalie on the lacrosse team provided only one outlet for Steve ' s natural athletic ability, which extended itself to coaching and leading his company ' s football team. With the typical attitude of an Army brat toward the Army, he has a devotion to duty and the service which should take him far in his chosen career. Steve Company B-1 ; Corporal; Regimental Training Officer; Lacrosse (4), Numerals; Honor Committee (4, 3); Cadet Chapel Ushers (1). «»? I«|W! 4 6 ROBERT FOSTER HEWETT AsHEViLLE, North Carolina Congressional, 11th, North Carolina Out of the hills of North Carolina came this likeable guy. Born with a bug to know the world, temporarily incurable, looking for greener grass and a bluer sky, he can probably be found near or thinking of mountain tops, sea breezes, or a deep cold lake. Unimpressed by chevrons or files, happy-go-lucky Pappy soon became aware that college was never like this. Gifted with a certain some- thing typical of the deep South, he will always be a good friend and valuable companion to all who know him. Bob Company D-2; Sergeant. PRESTON HEACOCK HIBBARD . Darby, Pennsylvania Presidential From a family of Army brats to get a commission, Hib attended poop schools in the East and haggled with most of the Congressmen. Coming from the Air Corps, he went through the customary disheartening entrance and set- tled down with the help of the detail, the system, and the academics to his three year term, figuring that he ' d nvrhing for his bars. Although pressed occasionally by a few minor subjects he always overcame them calmly, never losing his sense of humor, and never, never, his ability to relax. Hib di ipanv D-2; Sergeant; Dialectic Society (4,3, l);Skeet (1); Ski Club 237 DANIEL WEBSTER HICKEY, III Oakland, California Q ihilified Alternate Big Dan was born into the Army, and his one ambition is to pursue a successful career as an officer. He ' s a natural. Soon after Beast Barracks Dan demonstrated the loyalty, perseverance, and ability which will carry him far in any field of endeavor. A capable sprint swimmer, he was a member of the relay team which broke the Plebe record. Such achievement is rarely found in so unassum- ing a person as Dan. It is a very lucky outfit that will get hard working, hard playing, pro dragging Dan. Dan Company H-2, Sergeant, Corporal; Track (3, 1); Football (4), Numerals; Swimming (4, 3, Ij, Numerals, Major " A " , CaJet Chapel Choir (3, 1); Water Soccer (4, 3, 1), Vice-President. FREDERICK FRANCIS HICKEY, JR. Utica, New York Congressional , }}ril. New York Fred came to West Point after graduating from Dart- mouth. He came prepared to go through just another college, and after his initial shock it didn ' t take long to get into the swing of things. He is one of the few people who actually radiates friendliness. He ' s always as welcome as khaki after a long winter. Fred always took everything in stride, that is, everything except reveille and those " things " down at the riding hall. We know that such a fellow will have many lasting friends with him throughout his life. Fred Company B-1; Corporal; Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (1). 1 9 i JAMES EDWIN HILDEBRANDT Cincinnati, Ohio Congressional, 1st, Ohio Hailing from Cincinnati, Jim left the ranks of the Avia- tion Cadets to come to West Point. His quiet, easy-going manner and his genial personality have earned him many friends. Possessed with high intelligence and good com- mon sense, Hilde has been a steadying influence and a God-send to his wives. Always ready for a sack-session, debate, or rat-race, he has proven on more than one occa- sion that he can master any situation. His scholastic tendencies and keen sense of humor are qualities which will help to make him an excellent officer. Hilde Company F-2; Sergeant; Golf Club (3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). 238 BENJAMIN T. HILL, JR. Richmond, Indiana Congrissional, lOih, InUiana Out of Hoosierland came Ben, an easy-going, well-likcJ man, who was constantly reminiscing of the olc fra- ternity and college days. An even temper, a pleasant dis- position, with a heart as big as his powerful body will make him always remembered. He was never daunted by Eastern women as his difficulties with home-town affairs kept him occupied. Although temporary decisions sometimes caused him anxiety, they will prove but path- ways leadmg to a direct and a highly successful road. His life ambitions and ideals will be attained. Ben Company B-1; Lieutenant, Corporal; Track (4), Election Committee (4, 3, 1); Lecture Committee (3). «r eaS5 ' JOHN GILLESPIE HILL, JR. Missoula, Montana Ttrritory of Alaska John entered the Academy an Army brat with consider- able ex-cess poundage. At the end of Plcbe year he had lost his corpulence and earned the nom de guerre of Crow. He managed to overcome an early tendency to throw bricks at the gymnasium and later developed into one of Colonel Green ' s troopers. Although he was known for getting D drags for his classmates, he was often seen dragging pretty generals ' daughters himself. A staunch backer and intelligent defender of our Army, we know our Crow will succeed in any branch he chooses. Crow Company C-2, Ski Club (4, 3, n, Handball (1); Weight Lifting (4, 1). STEVE EDWARD HILO ' SKY , Arnold, Pennsylvania Congressional, 28th, Pennsylvania In Spite of his presence in the halls of barracks at all hours of the night, Steve is always on the go and ready to assist anyone. His fondness for athletics made him somewhat of a muck man, and through opportunities offered at Usmay, his versatility in all sports greatly increased. His thoroughness in everything he does made him tarry in getting an O.A.O.; but he finally found, in his studied opinion, the best. He ' ll make as good a part- ner in later life as he does now. Steve Company E-1; Sergeant; Gymnastics (4); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (1); Handball (3, 1); Glee Club (4, 3, 1); Hundredth Night Show (4, 1). 239 1 DAVID CLAYTON HINSHAW Ladysmith, Wisconsin Congressional 20th, Wisconsin Ch.uinc came from the wilds of Wisconsin with lots of spirit and determination to make a success of military life, and he really achieved his aim. A hive by nature, he spent a great deal of his time keeping his red boy company and trying to figure out a way to get the Chicago Cubs out of last place. Always out in front whether it be in academics or the boodle line, Chaunc is a hard worker, ,a; ood leader, and a credit to the United States Army. Chaunc Company B-2; Sergeant; Hundredth Night Show (4). GEORGE WALTER HIRSCH, JR. Columbia, South Carolina At Large Army parents gave George to West Point — a fellow whose motto is moderation. Not prone to go above and beyond the necessary, yet having a deep respect for West Pomt and her traditions, George had the ability to do the necessary with an added bit of determination. Self-confidence and refusal to worry made his academics easy and gave him time for reading, an afternoon at the gym, and an occasional drag — perhaps Fort Put- nam. West Point is proud to give back to the Army a former son. Buddy Company G-2. THOMAS VINCENT HIRSCHBERG New York City, New York Congrissiomil, 13th, New York Upon arriving as a Plebe, Tom did not realize he was so far from the week-end city of New York. Yet this could not stop the big city lad who turned into a very capable man over night. Not to be outdone, he diligently set to work, and succeed he did. Of course, there were ob- stacles in his path, but taking one at a time, he sur- mounted all on his road to glory. The Corps will long remember him as being the example that every West Pointer strives for. Tom k Company G-1; Sergeant; Acolytes (4, 3, 1); Missal Readers (4, 3). 1 240 I e HOWARD R. HIRSCHFIELD t: u AGO, Illinois Congns.uon.il, Uh, Illinois ' ' Hini? He played second base for the Chicago Cubs. " I Hiding to Howie all good ball players played for the ( uhs .It one time or another. Howie hails from Chicago ' s orth Side, as does his devoted O.A.O. His athletic bility was split between the golf links and the red boy, with the red boy running a close second. When he wasn ' t engaged in either of these activities his time was spent deep in books, by force, not by choice. His quick wit and sincerity will carry him to the top. HiRSCHWILLIE Comp.iny C-1; Sergeant; Baseball (4); Golf Club (4, 3, 1). JOHN CHRISTOPHER HOAR, JR. New Kensington, Pennsylvania Ar L. rze Was Jack a bookworm? a sackoid? Hardly! His coaching abilities, however, were soon recognized by his class- mates along with his keen appreciation of music. The determination, tenacity, and deep-rooted conscientious- ness with which he attacked obstacles made him suc- cessful in his many and varied activities, whether academic or athletic. During free time Jack could be found taking a cross-country jog in the hills, playing a game of handball, or relaxing at the piano. Success as an officer or diplomat will undoubtedly be his. Spider Company D-2; Sergeant; Cross Country (3, 1); Wrestling (4, 3, 1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Cadet Concert Orchestra f4); Dialectic Society (4); Handball (1). JAMES BURTRAM HOBSON Ashland, Oregon Congressional, 4th, Oregon Oregon ' s forestry service sent to West Point a man of determination and eminent common sense, traits whi will enable him to add glory to the Hobson name in t Army. Always very spoony, at home in the gym, the whole division cheered when he mailed his trumpet home. Femme trouble cropped up Yearling year, hut Jim handled his women deftly. Despite his premature baldness, neither women nor academics seemed to bother him very much. All who dealt with him will attest to his extreme fairness in both sport and duty: J.M Company F-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Wrestling (4); Pistol (3, 1); G ni- nastics (4, 3); Pointer (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (1); Ski Club (3, 1); Squash Club (1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1). 241 m- JOHN ALAN HOEFLING Milwaukee, Wisconsin Congressiotni! 4r }, Wiscouiiti Rangoon Jack flicked the last ashes in the schooner, shook the saw dust from between his toes, put on his heaviest pair of logger ' s boots, and headed for the Hudson River. He rolled the sn ow and sand from De- pository Hill to Delafield Pond and was always ready for anything to create the least bit of physical and mental entertainment. A fine tenor voice smoothed over the rough spots in many a session of mountain music. An affable smile and glittering personality endowed all those about him with laughter and sunshine. Hakf Company B-1; Track C3, 1); Football (3); Wrestling (1): Ski Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (1). JAMES KARNES HOEY Medford, Oregon Congreuioiul, 4th, Oregon From the way he glided through his cadet career in harmony with the Academic and Tactical Departments, it seems that the ways of West Point suited Jim ' s tastes. A true son of the far West, he has an inbred love for the mountains of Oregon. His booming bass singing has broken the stillness of many a morning call to quarters and his willingness to debate on any subject has en- livened many evenings. Possessor of a conscientious attitude, a sense of humor, and a good nature, Jim is assured of success. J.K. Company H-1; Debate Club (4); Weight Lifting (1). HERBERT ZIEGLER HOPKINS, JR. Atlanta, Georgia Honor School Zeke came to West Point with an earnest desire to make the most of his opportunities, a desire which has made him a real success as a cadet. Naturally high-spirited, inherently neat and orderly, and always coldly logical, he mastered both the academic and the military with ease. His keen competitive instinct, coupled with his infectious grin and easy nonchalance mark him as a true son of the old South. To his classmates and to the Army, Zeke will always be a West Pointer in every sense of the word. Zeke Company H-1; Swimming (4); Ski Club (3, 1); Squash Club (1). WITItll 242 i ■ ' ja i rnr» nJ!»ov(; 6 PHILIP BIRD:H0PKINS, JR. Bel Air, Maryland Stmitorial, Maryland Phil was never a boner of files, but he was always ready to offer a helping hand. His eternal battle with the T.D. and the Academic Department made life unpleasant at times. Human understanding, versatility, and adapt- ability gave him a confident approach to every situation (except reveille). Phil is a hard fighter, with an innate sense of the right thing to do and the will to do it. He has been a dependable and loyal friend and will prove himself a capable soldier. Phil Company B-1; Sergeant; Fishing Club (3). HAROLD WALDRON HORNE Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii Territory of Hawaii Hal came from his native Hawaii and endured three cold winters here for the sole purpose of getting his regu- lar commission. While here Hal studied when necessary, but was sure to allow ample time to satisfy his intense love for the finer things of life. Easy going, friendly, and always ready for a bit of fun, Hal also possessed a serious side with a sense of duty which will enable him to be a credit to the service. His road surely leads to the top! Hal Company D-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Dialectic Society (4, 3, 0; Camera Club ( Skeet (1); Ski Club (3, 0- KIBBEY MINTON HORNE Tucson, Arizona At Large, Arizona Coming to West Point after two years at Harvard made academics a snap for Kibbey. Most of his study time was spent coaching the goats or reading. From the first day of Beast Barracks his sense of humor has been one of his j ..,i,vipv ;{j outstanding characteristics. Continually keeping those -tSS ' around him laushing bv his antics and cartoons, he has " %iade lasting friends throughout the Corps. He ' s a great lover, extraordinarily efficient, and above all, modest. The Army receives a good man in Kibbey. He ' ll go far. Kibitzer Company C-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Fencing (3, 1); Pointer (4, 3, 1), Editor-in-Chief (1); Ring Committee (4, 3, 1); Class Officers (3, 1), Secretary . m ■ 4 0 rJL f ' " syv =:ii_ IhHH 3 243 SAUL HOROWITZ, JR. New York Citv, New York Con nssioual, Ind, Ntw York Entering West Point from Yale University, J.R, soon displayed the qualities which will make him indispens- able to any outfit. His quick wit and sense of hujBor made life pleasant for his numerous friends, while his way with the books spared him any academic wo; His one weakness was a craving for boodle, and afternoon found him at the C-store getting his daily pint of ice cream. J.R. ' s ability to deal with men and to handle difficult assignments will make him an asset to the Army and to his country. J.R. Company F-2; Sergeant. CLARENCE FROST HORTON, JR. San Antonio, Texas Presidential, At Larff Bill came to West Point no novice in the ways of military life and with one ambition, that of being a Pointer and a Regular. He spent most of his school days at various tin schools from which he entered the Army with a commission in the paddle-feet. It was from this that he entered the Academy to experience a new life as a Plebe and a cadet. His wish to fly like Mike, his Dad, has carried him far, and as an officer, he will go to the top. Bill Company H-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4, 3, 1); Football (4); Rifle (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1). LYNN WOOD HOSKINS, JR. Knoxville, Tennessee Conzressional , 2nd, Tennessee Deacon, the Body, hails from the deep South with a Tennessee complex, an inherent love for southern com- fort, and the sack. Between witty puns accentuated with his Southern drawl, and his unlimited source of boodle, skags, and pro femmes, he has gained the reputation of a B.T.O. A dead-eye with a basketball, he had a rough time trying to out-shoot the Academic Department. His after-taps rendezvous in the sinks made reveille his only dislike. Determined, sincere, and willing. Deacon is a real friend headed for a successful Army career. Deacon Company H-2; Sergeant; Basketball (4), Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, !)■ i miM 1 9 !i I 244 6 GRANVILLE WATKINS HOUGH Magee, Mississippi Stnutoruil, Missijsip Granville took Plebe year as he overcame all obstacles, philosophically, and with a calmness that is unshakc- able. Though loving elephants and walruses as a Plchc, he later abandoned both for goat and draggoid socR-ry. His keen interest in athletics, especially sports which were new to him, made the gym his favorite haunt. -Vs an upperclassman, he was conscientious, yet retaining a sense of humor and a genuine friendliness. The originator of the Mississippi poop, he revitalized much Plcbe knowledge. He came, he endured, and he left his mark on the Corps. Gran Company D-2; Sergeant; Corporal, Wrestling (3, 1); Election Com- mittee (3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 0; Ski Cluh (4, 3, 1). Handball (1); Weight Lifting (4, 3); Fishing Club. ■•WTrj »ij- :L. yK JOSEPH EDWARD HOUSEWORTH, 3RD Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Congressional, 6th, Pennsylvaniii Ed realized a lifetime ambition when he finally received his appointment. With service in the Regular Army before the war, and a firm foundation in engineering as a civilian at Duke University, he came to West Point pre- pared for everything but the system. However a keen sense of humor saw him through. Never in a storm, Ed made many friends with his happy easy-going way, and tackled all problems with a trick method of saving physical and mental energy. Ed Company C-1; Sergeant; Camera Club (1 Hundredth Night Show (4, 3,1). THOMAS MOORE HUDDLESTON Washington, District of Columbia Qua ified CuiiJitlare Such a firm believer in the four year course, even Congress could not change Cindy ' s plans. Diligent, cheerful, and shot are perhaps his most obvious characteristics, but underneath you ' ll find a steadfastness and a loyalty hard to beat. He must have been a descendant of Colonel Thayer for he braced and took square corners the entire four years. Tom ' s persistence will always be his greatest set, and will make him the kind of officer the Corps is oud to claim as one of its sons. Cindy bmpany A-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Fencing (4, 3, 1), Numerals (4); Acolytes (1); Missal Readers (3). 245 ROY RITTER HUDSPETH Decatur, Illinois Sffuitorial , lllifiois Roy came to the Military Academy from his beloved Decatur and with one minor exception, academics, took West Point in his stride. As easy-going as they come, his good humor and unfailing generosity made him a host of friends. Basketball, track, and the T.D. occupied most of his time, but he still managed to indulge in his share of extra-curricular activities both here and in New York. Roy ' s ability to overcome obstacles with cool- headed efficiency will make him an excellent officer and a leader of men. Hud Company F-2; Corporal ; Track (4, 1); Basketball (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Skeet (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). JAMES DONALD HUGHES Newdurgh, New York Congrt:ssion:il, 19th, New York A native of Newburgh, Don realized a lifelong ambition when he entered the Corps after a year ' s enlisted service. If meant the chance to win a regular commission by graduating from the Academy; and with that goal ever in mind, he made good use of his common sense and in- dustriousness to succeed. His keen wit and affability won him a multitude of friends but never prevented his businesslike performance of duty. These traits of charac- ter, his ability and attitude toward the military will make Don a splendid U. S. Army officer. Ducky Company F-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Hockey (4, 3); Ring Committee (4, 3, 1). KENNETH WENDELL HUGHES Memphis, Tennessee Sriuitona , Tei When Buster was little he did plenty. Just ask him how he does something so well, and he says, " I always did it that way when I was a little kid. " He was running around with nineteen year old boys when he was four- teen. At eighteen he stopped almost everything else and began going with a Miss So-and-So of Gamma Phi Beta. The only thing that worried Buster was studies. Before class he usually hunted up a star man to give him a one minute resume of the day ' s lesson. Buster Company H-1; Sergeant; Golf Club (4, 3, 1); Polo (4, 3, 1). y 246 ROBERT STOUT HUGHES KissiMMEE, Florida ( I arge Bob came to West Point detcrminecl to become a good soldier and everyone can attest to the success of his efforts. Although Bob had to work diligently to main- tain his academics, he was never too busy to help anyone and many is the goat that sings his praises. In spite of the fact that he attempted to convince everyone that Florida women were the world ' s most beautiful, Bob had the happy faculty of being able to always drag pro. His drive and perseverance will carry him far. Stormking Company F-1; Lieutenant; Cotporal. 4 6 WILLIAM ARTHUR HUMPHREYS New Bedford, Mass. chusetts Congressiotiiil, 9th, Miissachusttts A New Englander is expected to be an irascible, nervous dynamo of energy. Only in one respect does Bill meet expectations — his " a ' s " are broad. Otherwise, he ' s not a Yankee in the true sense of the word but an open- minded man of the world; his good humor is inimitable; as for his possessing an explosive nerve center of energy we wholeheartedly agree, but at times we cannot quite perceive the detonator. With his naturally quick mind and earnest enthusiasm he will undoubtedly enjoy clear sailing. Humf Company H-2; Sergeant; Hockev (4 ' ' ; Ski Cluh (1). SENOUR HUNT Cincinnati, Ohio Congrtsshtial, 1st, Ohio Out of the heart of the Buckeye state came rollicking, carefree Si to join A-Co ' s long line of individualists. A firm believer in starting each day with a smile and a song, he has helped immeasurably to make our life brighter and more pleasant. His friendliness, manliness, natural wit, good common sense, and a keen sense of humor, coupled with a constant, impetuous readiness to do things out of the ordinary gave him a profound personality. Finally, what higher praise can we give than this: he was easy to live with. Si Company A-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Track (3); Baseball (4); Football (4); Lacrosse (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1). 247 JAMES PATRICK HURLEY Lancaster, New Hampshire Congressional, 2nd, New Hjmpshin Jim early gained a substantial place in our hearts as the Chesterfield of D Company. His deep laugh was always a familiar sound in the hallways, for the Hurl has never believed in the word discouragement. He was forever hunt- ing adventure; the hills of Popolopen and the plains of Leraysville are full of his glory. Sports, music, and poetry are his great loves; but next to these is reading, reading anything foreign to academics. The life of any- one ' s party, Bones will long be remembered as the poet laureate of forty-six. Bones Company D-1; Sergeant; Lacrosse (3); Cadet Dance Orchestra (4, 3); Dialectic Societ y (4); Ski Club (3, 1). JAMES SAMUEL HUTCHINS Columbus, Ohio Congressional, 11th, Ohio Since the trying days of Beast Barracks, Hutch has been an outstanding credit to the Corps. On the goaty side, as proved by the stars on his B-robe, he valiantly fought and won the battle of the tenths, through long and diligent application. Hutch combined a fine sense of humor with his artistic talents to bring us many smiles in Pointer cartoons. With a high sense of duty and honor, and a versatile personality. Hutch is a true son of West Point and will be a credit to the Army. Hutch Company D-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Pointer (3, 1); Chess Club (4). DAVID NIESLEY HUTCHISON Wakeeney, Kansas Qualified Alternart Hutch arrived in Beast Barracks two weeks late and his wives gave him up as irrevocably lost but soon found that he was showing them how. This fair son of Kansas with his easy smile and high sense of good fellowship has won for himself the lifelong friendship of many. I ' jS; far reaching capabilities as a leader, his devotion ft) sportsmanship and gentlemanly decorum, guarantee him a high place in life — and in men ' s hearts. You can alwai, s depend upon Hutch for a job well done. Hljch ■if:- Company B-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3i;»l) Ski Club (3, 1). ( 1 9: 248 I I 6 MERL GALBREATH HUTTO iNDi i 1., Indiana Congn.tsioihil , 5ll bulitithi M,in .1 copious feminine tear was shed when Satan for- snv k [he tranquil life of a vagabond for the regimented Ic at West Point. He brought with him from the out- side world a mundane knowledge of facts and a profound ination for art. Coupled with a prolific sense of hu- mor, his sundry attributes enhance an already infectious, genial personality. A life at West Point would have in- deed been drab without the compatible smirk and im- perturbable manner which he invariably displayed. Perseverance and diligence assure his ultimate success in future endeavors. Satan Company H-1; Pointer (4, 3, 1); Ring Committee (4), Ski Club (1). HENRY LAURANCE INGHAM, II San Leandro, California Conynssional, 9th, California There came to the Academy a Californian with a purpose — in fact, two purposes. The first and most pressing was to wangle his way through the maze of academics to the prize of graduation. It wasn ' t easy; Larry isn ' t too sharp with numbers, as the several stars on his B-robe attest. But he came through to conquer that hurdle with the same determination that he ' ll now bring to bear on achieving his new purpose — to be, to the best of his ability, the finest type of officer in Uncle ' s Army. Larry Company F-1; Corporal; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (4, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Hundredth Night Show (4, 1). JOHN CARL INGRAM Beverly Hills, California Congressional, llth, California Jack brought some of his native California sunshine with him when he entered, and is always ready, willing, and " able to uphold the traditions of his state at the drop of a ' ' ' sombrero. Completing a year at Stanford, he found no trouble with academics and always had time to help a faltering plebe. Although golf is Jack ' s main hobby, he also goes in for swimming and basketball; he even admits that skiing is lots of fun. Conscientious, hard- working, good-natured, easy going, Jackson should succeed in whatever he attempts. Jackson , Company G-2; Golf Club (4, 3, 1); Stars (4). . i sxmii « JAMES HOMER WALLACE INSKEEP Chillicothe, Ohio Congressional, 11th, Ohio Because Ichabod swims, skiis, plays tennis, dances and drags proficiently, he is a man his friends are proud to know. Without college education or poop school prep- ping, naturally he had difficulties with the Academic Department; but by references to his books, he pulled — or rather pushed — through. A good tenor, he was always welcome in an after supper quartet; and although young, earning a living before entrance matured him and spiced his conversations. His knack for seeing something humorous in every situation is an excellent trait for a good soldier. Ichabod Company D-1; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1). PAUL MILLS IRELAND, JR. Pueblo, Colorado Stnatorial, Cohrailo A former cadet at New Mexico Military Institute and a staunch supporter of everything connected with Colora- do, Paul brought with him all the qualities of a good wife. His main hobbies are athletics, the sack, the Bat Board, and women. Although he had some trouble with blind drags at first, he finally picked out an O.A.O. and settled down. Always a good man for any activity and having a cheerful sense of humor he made friends easily. He possesses all the qualities necessary for a good officer and a real leader. P.M. Company E-2; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4); Skeet (1); Ski Club (3, 1). ROBERT OVERTON IS BELL Arlington, Virginia Congressional, 27th, New York Army life is old stuff to Izzy, since he ' s an Army brat and a product of Riverside Military Academy. Born in Honolulu and raised in six different States, Bob enjoys meeting new faces and places and has made many lasting friendships. ' " Book-larnin, " never gave him much trouble and he managed to stay in the lower part of the hivey sections without overexertion. A lover of sports and photography, he was always busy, always cheerful, always efficient, and stands high on the official and un- official rank-lists of his classmates. Izzy Company B-2; Corporal; Soccer (3, 1); Gymnastics (4); Camera Club (3,1); Ski Club (3,1). iWITZtll 250 .L k ALBERT RUSSELL IVES, JR. Stamford, Connecticut Presidenrhtl With the Army in his blood and his father ' s capture on Bataan a bitter memory, Babe had every incentive for a military career. Despite his constant struggle with the Academic Department he managed to find time to be- come popular with both sexes, losing none of his con- scientious attention to detail which made him one of the elite who never became acquainted with the area. His gymnastic and artistic abilities are but two of his many talents that have insured him a full cadet life and will guarantee a successful career. Babe Company F-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Gymnastics (3);Camera Club(4, 3); Golf Club (4, 3); Ski Club (3, 1). BENJAMIN ELLIOTT IVIE, JR. Leaksville, North Carolina Congressional " ith, North Carolina Hailing from the South, Eck has had the true " Southern Spirit " during his stay at the Academy. A great sports lover, he has acquired a liking and aptitude for winter sports — comparatively unknown in North Carolina. After graduating from N. C. State and O.C.S., Eck had a good background for West Point — his only headache being the inner secrets of the French language. Quiet, serious, and hard working, but always on hand with a good word and a friendly smile, he has had no trouble in making many friends. Eck Companv G-2; Corporal; Camera Club (3, 1), Ski Club (3, 1)- JACK WALLACE JACKSON South Gate, California Congnssional, 9th Minnesota Ever-smiling, congenial Jack will always be remembered as a guy who took things as they came, including the area. The academic system proved a tough obstacle for him, but he overcame it in typical Jackson style. The sack, good times, and beautiful femmes were utmost in his mind, studies running a poor fourth. With these things in mind, we can truly say Jack has been the per- fect wife and companion through our years of cadet life. He will always be remembered for his smile and his grand personality. Grubby Company F-1; Sergeant; Track (1); Ski Club (3, 1). 251 CHARLES MAPLES JACO, JR. Winona, Mississippi Congressioniil 4th, Mississippi Jake found Plebe year a jolt after his carefree days at Mississippi State, but he soon found that if he couldn ' t hive his way through, he could muck it. Being a rugged individualist, he never minded the sight of a little blood j and whether it was basketball, soccer, or a general rat ' race, Jake was always in the middle. Between sacking and writing to " the sweetest woman in the world " the days passed quickly for him. His conscientiousness, perseverance, and loyalty will command the respect and devotion of his associates. Jake Company C-1 ; First Sergeant , Corporal ; Soccer (1); Debate CI ub (4, 3, 1); Hundredth Night Show (4). GORDON ROSS JACOBSEN Salt Lake City, Utah Senatorial, Utah Jake came to the Point from ' way out west in Utah to learn to be an Army officer. Being a hive, he had ' plenty of time to devote to his favorite pastimes, writing letters and escaping from it all in his beloved red comforter. Since the Tactical Department has convinced him to see It their way, Jake ' s development has indeed been " pro- gressive and continued. " He has boned this Graduation Day for three years, and now that it ' s here, he should be a welcome addition to Uncle Sam ' s Army. Jake Company B-1; Track (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Pointer (4) Camera Club (3, 1); Skeet (1); Weight Lifting (4, 3). PETER MICHAEL JACULA Rochester, New York Army Padre entered the Academy wearing three stripes and a rocker as testimony of a full hitch in the Army. With the conviction that " success is 1% inspiration and 99 perspiration " Padre left home in Rochester to prove it. Through an Army appointment he entered West Point pushing the age limit. With tenacity and after taps labor, Pete mastered the rigors of academic West Point. Because of his sincerity and appreciation and understanding of his fellow men, Padre will continue to enjoy the esteem and admiration of all. Padre Company A-1; Sergeant; Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Dialectic Society (4); Handball (1). I 252 6 BERNARD jANIS New York Cirv, Nkw York Coiigrtssioiitil, IJrJ, Nrw York. Even a leave, at the request of the Academic Board, during the middle of his first Plebe year could not change B.J. ' s happy go lucky spirit. He returned rlit next year for another crack at them with his usual g( humor and more information on the subjects. Gloom period was just a legend with B.J. around, and he was truly the jokester. A strong advocate of sports, you could always find him in the field house, the gym, or at DoubJL- day Field yelling himself hoarse for the Army team. B.J. Company E-1 ; .Soccer (3); Pointer (3, 1); Golf Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). ARTHUR WILLIAM JANK Washington, District of Columdi. Seiiatorul, Iowa Hailing from the Station Hospital, West Point, Bill couldn ' t help returning to his birth place. A true hive who spent more time reading fiction than fact, he out- standingly survived a tin and a poop school in the same year. Sports-loving Bill was available for basketball any afternoon. Naturally spooney, even Beast Barracks offered few obstacles for Bill. His quick mind, his love for doing a job well, and above all his ability to get along with anyone cannot fail to bring him much suc- cess in his chosen career. Bill Company E-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Rifle (4, 3, 1); Pointer (4, 3, 0, Stars (4). JOSEPH ANTHONY JANSEN Fort Thomas, Kentucky Coiigressioiul, 5th, Kip. Bmit Speiice, Kentucky Coming directly to West Point from the Blue Grass state, Joe has achieved his ambition of an Army career by constant conscientious work. Unruffled and untouched by the Tactical Department and definitely not a draggoid, Joe nevertheless led a busy life. He fought exceptionally ell in the battle of the tenths. Quiet confidence, a keen and active mind, the ability to make and hold friends, a rc.idy sense of humor, and a strict sense of duty have made Joe a worthwhile friend and an officer with a very bright future. Joe Comp.inv F-2; Sergeant; Baseball (3, 1), Manager; Missal Readers i ; 3) Howitzer (3, 1), Sports Editor; Debate Club (4); Academic j ch (4, 3). 253 WILLIAM HENRY JENKINS Johnson City, Tennessee Congressional, 1st, Tennessee Tennessee ' s loss was West Point ' s gain when Bill arrived at the Point, a firm disbeliever in cold weather. A previous two years at college aided him academically but did not deter him from his goal — the Regular Army, Though always busy with the Hundredth Night Show, the sack, or completely outwitting the T.D., he could still be counted on to keep the radios and gadgets in the 55th in working order. Bill ' s ultimate success in the Army can best be characterized by his nature — efficient, serious, and dependable. Spider Company H-2; Corporal; Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (1). ERNEST DELOY JERNIGAN, JR. Corning, Arkansas Congressional, 1st, Arkansas The Arkansas Traveler of F-2 could always be counted on to add his gems of philosophy to profound discussions, academic or social. Never caring to compete on corps squad, his athletic ability always heavily influenced company intramural competition. An engineering major in college, Doc was never held down by academics, leaving him plenty of time for the latest magazine or a word of mathematical assistance. In the social swirl of the Point his company was always sought and we know he will be equally successful and popular in the service. Doc Company F-2, Corporal (3); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, l);Radin Club(4). RICARDO A. JIMENEZ Cartago, Costa Rica Foreign Cadet A representative of Costa Rica, Dick first encountered the T.D. when he found his name had been tied up. It took him a while to answer to Tinoco in place of Jimenez, but to us he ' s just Dick. Having had a year at Columbia, he found time for academics, fencing, dragging, and the sack. In spite of Plehe year and the T.D. his typically Latin-American sense of humor remained intact. A ground mole from the ground up, he ' s shown us that Costa Rica and West Point go well together. Dick Company H-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Soccer (3, 1); Fencing (4, 3, 1); Sk. Club (4, 3,1); Handball 0). j ' = 254 00 • WILBUR FIELDS JOFFRION Alexandria, Louisiana Willie brought from the deep South an easy, gentle- manly bearing, a perfect sense of fairness, and a drawl which helped make him one of the most popular men with his classmates as well as the femmes. Coupled with his outstanding good manners, his concentration and continued appliance took him to the top in academics and athletics. It is a very safe prediction that our boy Will will follow a brilliant career as an officer, and our best wishes follow him- a true friend to all throughout life. Will Company F-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Company Athletic Representative; Tennis (4). ' W «Ti " 6 JAMES WILEY JOHNSON RiDGEWAY, Missouri Coni rtssional, 3rd, Missouri This happy-go-lucky character came to West Point from the University of Missouri. Blessed with ample ability, he gave only a part of it to the Academy. He was always ready for a session with his beloved jazz records, and was always willing to let the studies go for the night. Well known for his infectious laugh, his keen sense of humor made him the best of company. Under this outward appearance of irresponsibility and indifference are the sound judgment and determination that will always leave Johnny on top. Johnny Company A-1; Sergeant; Basketball (4, 3); Lacrosse (4). RICHARD ALLAN JOHNSON Minneapolis, Minnesota Congressional, ith, Minntsota Quiet, neat and orderly, unassuming, and efficient — those are only a few of the fine qualities that make Dick the man he is. Dick was very conscientious in the things he attempted, seeming always to have a guardian angel to protect him against Yearlings and the T.D. Dick has retained his conscientiousness and will be successful in any job he is willing to undertake. He should make someone a perfect husband for he has certainly been a perfect wife. Dick Company F-1; Hockey (4, 3); Camera CIub " (3, Ij; Ski Club (3, 1). SEWALL HARVEY EMLER JOHNSON Sioux Falls, South Dakota Stii itori,il Bouncing into the Academy carrying 200 pounds avoirdu- pois and the initials S.H.E., " Sully " initiated his career as one of the more well-known and liked cadets. " Sully " is a lad from South Dakota who claimed Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he attended the " U " as his alternate residence. The several titanic tussles of Johnson vs. Academic Department were indeed sights to behold but his bulldog tenacity carried him through each crisis. A constant source of laughs which dispelled the pall of gloom, he nevertheless showed the perseverance necessary in a true military figure. Sully Company G-2; Sergeant; Football (4, 3). EDWARD WILLIAM JONES Detroit, Michigan Congresjion,i , 15rh, Mnhigiin Honez, an Army brat, after a protracted period of run- ning battles with the Academic Department, at last be- came a victim of their stratagem. He was appointed to try it again with B of the First where he quickly made new friends with his ready wit and pleasant disposition. Despite the fact that he ' ll seize upon the slightest opportunity to clean his pungent pipe or dramatize a commercial, we ' ve got to admit he ' s tops for a wife. The Army ' s sobriety may be expected to suffer con- siderably when Honez gets his reprieve. Honez Company B-1; Sergeant. GERALD MARSHALL JONES Tucson, Arizona At Large, Arizona Arizona — famous for desert rats, tumble weeds, and Jonsey — sends forth our hero. Easy going, quiet, and ever smiling, he has won for himself the unique distinc- tion of being everyone ' s buddy. Equally versatile in athletics and academics as well as possessing a remarkable capacity for hard work, G.M. has successfully avoided all of U.S.M.A. ' s pitfalls. His Westerner ' s love of the out-of-doors denies him the usual title of sackoid. .Add to all of this Jonsey ' s conscientiousness in every job and you have a perfect guarantee of success in any leagucfr " Jonsi:y Company C-1; Sergeant, Baseball (4). ■ ' !;ktii 256 ii ■Ik JOHN THOMAS JONES 6 Ouiii rin, Tennessee Congressional, ith, Temirsiet ly-oni the warm climate of his beloved Tennessee to the x id swept Highlands of our Hudson hideaway, with a shoir stop with the Engineers at Belvoir, has been a long trip for this drawling Southerner with the big, brown es; but he has weathered the trip well. There have een times though when the longing for country ham and " Suthun " style biscuits has been pretty strong. Even with the handicap of two mad wives, Jonesy has led as contented a life at the Point as regulations will permit. Tom Company C-1; Corporal; Cadet Concert Orchestra (4, 3). AMOS AZARIAH JORDAN, JR. Heyburn, Idaho Senatorial, Idaho Joe is the kind of person who puts out on whatever he does, whether it is academic work, athletics, or having a good time. He is one of the most ambitious men in his class. His favorite sport is boxing, but his footwork at hops is excellent too. A one-man chamber of commerce for the state of Idaho, Joe unselfishly gives much time in helping his goaty wives and classmates in their academic work; and his mature outlook on life makes his friends come to him for sound advice. Joe Company E-1; Captain; Corporal; Boxing (4, 3, 1); Tennis (1), Mgr.; Election Committee (3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Cadet Chapel Ushers (1); Stars (4, 3); Glee Club (3, 1); Brigade Commander. CLARENCE EUGENE PATRICK JORDAN, JR. Montgomery, Al. bama Conyrcssionjl, liid, AL liu One of the South ' s most loyal Rebels, Zeke has won thq admiration and respect of all his classmates through his cheerful smile, friendly ways, and perfect manners. Being a natural hive, Zeke has found time to devote himself to many activities and has been particularly outstanding in wrestling and Spanish. From the first Beast Barracks formation to his last P-rade, he has demonstrated all those characteristics which will make him an officer that the Army will welcome. Good luck to a true gentleman and a real man! Zi.ici- Company C-2; Sergeant; Wrestling (3). 257 M ' t EDWIN MORTIMER JOSEPH Brooklyn, New York Congrtssioiul, 4th, New York Hailing from Brooklyn — by his own admission the hub jf the universe — Ed came to West Point from the Army. There is some doubt whether during his Plebe year the upperclass hazed Ed or whether Ed hazed the upperclass. Yearling year he came into his own as an artist by de- signing football sheets. Although never hard pressed by studies, he considered it a challenge to go forth to battle with the Academic Department armed only with a slip- stick. He is known as a quiet, well-liked, yet thoroughly independent individual. Joe Company H-1; Sergeant; Pistol (4, 1); Howitzer (4); Handball (1). ALBERT ENZO JOY Teaneck, New Jersey Cotignssional, 9th, New Jersey A boodle hound and ratty artist of no mean proportions, Alphonse Jug, the Teaneck Terror, came to us by way of NYMA and a short tour in the Army. Entering the Academy in August and having the misfortune of a broken ankle during June Week, Jug could have had a rougher Plebe year. An ardent shoe-polisher, his war cry is: " Can I help it if I ' m naturally spoony? " His undying claim to fame, however, lies in his carefree, friend-making nature and his uncanny nose for boodle. Jug Company C-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Football (4, 3, 1); Basketball (4); Lacrosse (4). JEAN JOYCE East St. Louis, Illinois Senatorial, Illinois Jean spent most of his cadet days in bitterly contested but losing battles with the Tactical Department and the Department of Military Topography and Graphics. Although having no previous college training, he did not have overmuch difficulty with academics and was noted mainly for the Do Not Disturb sign which could be found nightly on his door. He was possessor of a high degree of cheerfulness and helpfulness which, combined with his natural abilities and willingness to embark on any venture, should carry him far in the Service. Jake Company F-2; Sergeant; Acolytes (1); Missal Readers (3); Handball (3); Academic Coach (3, 1). 258 =fl 4 6 WARREN STANLEY JUNGERHELD Saginaw, Michigan Congressional, 8th, Michigan After four years at the Staunton Military Academy, Jug entered Michigan State College for a taste of college life. However, just as he was about to get organized, he re- ceived his appointment to dear old Usmay. Putting away his civilian self. Jug donned the cadet grey, girded his loins, and engaged himself in the constant skirmish between the Tactical Department and the Corps. Occa- sionally he was caught in a withering crossfire of de- merits, but weren ' t we all. Well, that ' s the story, and Jug, may you always win the battle. Jug Company G-1; Sergeant; Baseball (4, 3, !)■ WILLIAM JOYCE KALIFF York, Nebraska Congressional ird, Nebraska {old 4 " They can ' t do that to me, I ' ll B-ache it, " was Bill ' s theme, and it never changed. Straight from a Nebraska cattle ranch, he had the doggedness and determination so characteristic of the men of that region. In spite of his antipathy for the system. Bill managed to keep his head above water. A bit of study and a bit of sack was Bill ' s weekday formula, but a weekend was never complete without a drag. With his drive and determination, he will go quickly to the top in the Army. Number 3 Company F-1; Sergeant; Swimming (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (1); Ski Club (3, 1); Glee Club (3). JOHN GEORGE KAMARAS Waterloo, Iowa Congressional, irJ, Iowa Friendly, amiable Johnny K. came to The Heights on the Hudson from the plains of Iowa. The possessor of a quick wit and an ever-present humor, Johnny laughs the loudest and the longest at the most artless of jokes — his own notwithstanding. He ' s a natural born hive with ommon sense to boot and is always willing to help a oaty classmate. You can ' t beat him in an argument for his f.ist talking makes it impossible to get a word in edgewise; the trouble is, he ' s usually right. K i S j« ' -t| Comp.iny E-1; Sergeant; Ski Club (4, 3, 1). 259 ROBERT VINCENT KANE Danbury, Connecticut Cimgrcssiiinal, 4th, G With an Irish sense of humor and occasionally a little Irish temper, Bob has kept the daily routine varied ever since the first day of Beast Barracks. Though no hive Bob has always willingly helped those goatier than himself, and with the aid of the poopsheet has been ahead of the academic department, that is, except whe: yearling weekend rolled around. Goodman records, boodle boxes, and letters from his " O.A.O. " have been his main joys. His friends are many and we know his successes will be the same. Bob Company G-2; Lacrosse (4); Cadet Concert Orchestra (4). ROBERT EDWARD KAPLAN Hewlett, New York Congressional, list. New York A New Yorker who believes all things good come from the East, Kap bears a love for good music and entertain- ment of any kind. He spends any free time in letter writing, reading, or going to the gym to keep his wife company on the track or in the pool. This easy going way of life, together with his consideration for others and his cheerfulness, have won him a multitude of friends. A deep sincerity of purpose and a wonderful disposition will make his career a successful one. Kap Company F-2j Sergeant; Camera Club (3, 1). KENT KEEHN Lake Forest, Illinois Senatorial, Sen. Scott IV. Lucas Our boy, Kent, from his dream town, Chicago, will make an officer we ' ll all be proud to know. Kent ' s great sense of humor really shows up when he begins to tell stories from his endless supply of top yarns. A joke on himself IS not out of line either — Kent gets along with everyone. As an athlete, he displays his ability to persevere and to take his hardest tasks in his stride. He will be a real leader of men as he has been a real leader of " the boys. " Slim Company G-2; Corporal; 1st Acting Lieutenant; Track (3, 1); Baseball C4); Football (4, 3, 1); Skeet (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). 1 9 ii 260 i 6 PAUL ALOYSIUS KELLEY Greensburg, Pennsylvani, This serious-minded lad, coming to the Point fiDiii George Washington University ' s Foreign Service Schdul, brought with him one of the best senses of humor u be found in any cadet. Struggling with various acadciuic departments, Paul has managed to maintain proficiency only by his many long hours of work after taps in the sinks. He is one who may be counted on as a true friend throughout life. This would hardly be complete without a remark as to Paul ' s devotion to his O.A.O. Shipwreck Company A-1, Sergeant, Corporal, Dialectic Society (3, 1). RICHARD ALLAN KELLOGG Sc. RSDALE, New York Con rissional, lith, Niw York July 1, 1943, Opened a new era in Dick ' s life. Hailing from Scarsdale, New York, he found Army life considerably different from the carefree life of a normal young man. Although academics never seem to faze Dick, he and the T.D. don ' t see eye to eye on a few minor items. Keeping down to a trim ton and a half and beautiful women seem to be Dick ' s two chief worries. A conscientious worker, he will lead a successful career as an officer in the Regular Army. Dick Company F-1; Sergeant; Boxing (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1). MINOR LEE KELSO WiNNEMUccA, Nevada At Large Nevada sent Union to West Point with self-reliance, common sense and individuality rooted in his bones — he leaves unchanged. An effervescent sense of humor and ability to brush away the hard knocks have carried him nscarred through many tussles with the Academic DciMrtment. He was always better suited to the " light and warm " side of cadet life anyway. Diligent when necessary, unlimited in physical stamina, and possessing a siraight from the shoulder attitude. Union has already carved out the pattern of success he will enjoy tomorrow. iS Union C jiipany A-1; Track (4, 3, 0, Cross Country (4); Boxing (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). «?»«r ' » 9i!iV:- ' ' 261 WILLIAM RAYCROFT KELTY, JR. Bound Brook, New Jersey Congressioihil tl Niiv Jersey Three years at West Point have acquainted us with Bill who possesses a truly singular personality. Bill is always jolly, yet earnest in the things in which he believes; lackadaisical at the appropriate times, yet serious when the moment requires; compromising on certain subjects, yet a firm advocate for the causes that he believes merit it. Bill has proven himself to be a good athlete, a loyal friend, and an all-around good fellow. He surely deserves all the pride that his parents and his friends must have for him. Bill Company C-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (3, 0; Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Sunday School Teachers (4, 3, 1). WILLIAM JOSEPH KENNEY Brooklyn, New York Collar, j1, 5lh, New York Three words best describe " Bill " — " gentleman of gen- tlemen. " After two years at Georgetown he elected the Army as a career and hailed to West Point. Aggressive, he fails in nothing he wills to do. Human understanding, versatility, and adaptability give him a confident approach to every situation. His many duties never pre- vented him from dragging his O.A.O. Bill ' s capacity for enjoying the few free moments and forgetting the un- pleasantries made living with him a real pleasure. His willingness to offer advice and consolation has made him " Tops " with everyone. Bill Company G-2; Captain, Brigade Supply Officer; Corporal; Track (4); Catholic Chapel Ushers (1); Acolytes (1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (4, 3). ,4rfSf »v S fS- BENJAMIN WALL KERNAN BiLoxi, Mississippi At Lurge An Army son, Ben was an ardent polo player who loved speed and thrills in anything. One of the youngest of our class, he was solid of character, and there was much beneath his calm exterior. An exponent of individualism, he applied his lessons in strategy to planning many an escapade. Academics were never a worry to him, and after Plebe year he became an inveterate draggoid. His passions were sail boats, horses, and women. A good athlete, quick thinker, and careful planner, he will make a forceful, efficient officer. Wonder Boy Company A-2; Chess Club (4); Polo (4, 3, 1); Skeet (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). IHWimR 262 ROBERT CARLETON KEY Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Sinator Lie, Oklahoma Out of the background of the rugged West and out of a tradition of quality and leadership Bob came to the Army into a circle of friends. Never presumptive, always cheerful. Boh gave the impression from the start of a man who would one day be a leader in whatever field he chose, and whose success would gain whatever meas- ure he desired. He has abilities in many fields which have yet to be extended to their limit. When they are, the Army will have much to gain. Bob Company C-2; Corporal; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1); Glee Club. i 6 JACK QUENTIN KIMBALL Muskegon, Michigan Coiif ressioihi , 9th, Michigan Out of the Midwest, college, and Uncle Sam ' s Army came Jack, blond, handsome, and gay. With a real appreciation for West Point ' s lessons about the life and profession of the soldier, he learned them conscientiously and well. Always it could be said of him that he gave his all to anything that interested him or in which he saw a value for himself. With an irresistible and naive sense of humor and a good word for everyone, he has built deep and sincere friendships that will last through- out life. KiM Company G-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Soccer (4, 3); Gymnastics (1); Hockey (4); Ski Club (3, 1). CLARENCE WADE KINGSBURY Sioux City, Iowa Congrasiottal, 8th, Iowa King ' s determination to become a true West Pointer did not falter with Plebe year successfully completed. In- stead, he plunged into Yearling and First Class years with a vigor that characterized his every action. Ob- stacles were encountered, and overcome; tasks were assigned, and done well; new people were met, and friendships developed. He led not only in the field during summer months but also in our academic and extracur- ricular life throughout the winter. Following King was natural, for we were all attracted by his cool efficiency, diligence, and devotion to duty. King Company C-2; Sergeant; Howitzer (4, 3, 1), Associate Editor; Ring Committee (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (4); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Hand- ball (3). HARRISON BENSON KINNEY Blackfoot, Idaho Congressional, 1st, Idaho Ben is really a wheel, living from one weekend to the next. His ready wit and glib tongue early earned him a high place in any gathering of cadets. This fair-haired hoy from " beyond the hills of Idaho " gave great impetus to all activities in which he participated. H. B. ' s high sense of honor made him a solid companion among his classmates. His cheerful personality and readiness to leave the sack for a hot bridge game are among the visas on his passport to success. Here ' s a real pal — Ben Kinney. Ben Company C-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Cadet Concert Orchestra I ' l); Pointer (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (3, 1); Ski Club (1); Handball (3, 1); Cadet Glee Club 0). RICHARD MARTIN KINNEY Laconia New Hampsiiirf Congyssional , 1st, New Hampshire The Arm, so named by his classmates, was known for his talents on the pitching mound. Hailing from a little podunk in the hills of New Hampshire, the rocky terrain of the Point never fazed him. Never working hard at the books, he managed to keep a few paces ahead of the Academic Board at all times. A true Yankee, Rich was quite meticulous about his appearance and never had any trouble with the T. D. Characteristics both inherent and inbred at West Point promise the Army an outstanding officer. Dick Company A-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Baseball (4, 3, 1). Captain; Hockey (4, 3, 1). WILLIAM MARTIN KISER Bippus, Indiana Senatorial, Indiana Like father like son is the case of Bill. He is efficient, thorough, and sincere in whatever he does; therefore, a man of dependability and fair play. His qualifications have been displayed many times in his tireless efforts towards perfection in his hobbies of making models an reading aloud. His mind, however, doesn ' t dwell on sr minor details as tomorrow ' s lessons, but, instead, th.it ol the future — hence, rough sailing for Bill. I ' m sure that the one in his dreams of tomorrow will find htm a good partner. 1 ' Company E-1, Sergeant, Ski Club (4, 3)- 264 ' ir - 6 ROLAND ARTHUR KLINE Ur.vM, Oregon Con rtssiorul , 2ml. Ongo,, Coiuinual D-ness in academics and tactics worried Stymie lialc Steen Kleen never let anyone or anything interfere vvirh his individualistic character or his desire to read cvci book in the world. He never studied, yet his gen- cfal knowledge, increased by reading two books an evening and running a lending library for all B Co., stamped him as a learned yokel. A confirmed woman hater and hermit, a perpetual visitor to the tac ' s office, a rotten correspondent, a rollicking roommate— he was an incomparable buddy and friend to his wives. Stymie Companv B-1. ROBERT EDMUND KNAPP Cable, Wisconsin Coniraswnal, 10th, Wisconsin Nipper, pride of Cable, Wisconsin, wherever that is, was semi-hivey. His uncanny luck in avoiding quill kept him away from the area. His luck with blind drags gave him trouble with his classmates at hops. He strongly sup- ported the theory that proficiency varies directly as the time spent sacked, and he proved it. His main difficulty was staying his retreating hairline. Nipper works hard at anything that he thinks interesting and is determined to make this man ' s Army an interesting occupation. He can ' t go wrong. Nipper Company A-2; Corporal; Lecture Committee (3); Sundav School Teach- ers (3, 1); Skeet (1); Ski Club (3, 1); Handball (3). FRED WALTER KNIGHT, JR. Cartersville, Georgia Congrtssnimil, 1th, Georgia Fred ' s first utterance at West Point was a drawled " but Suh " in true Georgia fashion. However, through the full three years Fred has managed to retain his ■._■, drawl as well as the engaging smile and easy-going man v. " ; ner which have made him so popular among his fellow cadets. Anything in the line of sports or the sack is Fred ' s great weakness, however, conflicting as thc - may be. A good worker to boot, an officer made from a man such as Fred will be a definite credit to any branch of the service. Fred Company C-1, Lieutenant; Golf Club (4, 3, 1). % . •-.v.-ScJi-, " :; ' Ura , HARRY RUSSELL KNIGHT Rock Hill, South Carolina Congynsioihil rh South Carolina From the deep sunny South came Harry with his cheerful smile, witty humor, and easy going manner. A flanker as compared to the average G-1 size, he better than holds his own m any runt activity. With an O.A.O. waiting patiently for graduation, Harry has not much interest in other femmes. Eating and reading are Harry ' s main activities during those well-known free moments. The T.D. and academic system never bother Harry; his atti- tude that there is no better solution to any worry than a little sack is the reason. Harry Company G-1; Corporal; Wrestling (4), Ski Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (1). , HARLAN GUSTAVE KOCH Waynoka, Oklahoma Congressional, Stb, Oklahoma The company clown tried to hang Musty on this lad, but it just wouldn ' t stick. Out of the dust bowl of Okla- homa swirled the raucous, jovial goat who made a multi- tude of friends and a minimum of tenths. The call of the wild always reverberated from the hills and streams, and his wanderlust found its outlet in many excursions through the mountain fastnesses surrounding the Point. A military man by nature and bearing, he always adhered to the rigid principle of diligent application to whatever task or recreation he undertook. Gus Company B-1; Wrestling (4, 3, 1), Chess Club (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). JACK WILSON KOPALD Memphis, Tennessee Congressional, 10th, Tennessee West Point, to Kopolo, was a post-graduate course of his military days at Columbia Military Academy, where he won every award they had to offer. The little corporal is a natural hive whose weakness for the sack kept him from those distinguished stars. The rare combination of humor and a vivacious, fun-loving nature make Jack an ideal roommate to help ease the drabness of these grey walls. He has the power of concentration and the desire to do a job well that will make him a success in any branch. Kopolo Company A-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Soccer (4); Gymnastics (4); Hand- ball (3, 1); Hundredth Night Show (3, 1). A 266 6 ALDEN DAVIS KORN Durham, Connecticut Coui rtssional, Ind, Cotimctuiif Our boy Aldy is the product of the rolling hills of New England. His typical Connecticut Yankee outlook on life, his eternal good humor, and his unselfish friendli- ness made him a splendid wife and won for him the life- long admiration of all who knew him. Aldy came to us with an ambition and a singleness of purpose which brightened the gloom days and made the work for his goal easier for him. His ambition, his thoroughness, and his exceptional ability will make him a fine officer in his chosen branch. Aldy Company C-2; Baseball (4); Camera Club (4, 3, 1), Ski Club (4, 3, 1). ROBERT ERNEST KREN Bridgeport, Ohio Congrtssimial, ISth, Ohio From the Ohio Valley came this hale, hearty pride of Bridgeport to challenge the trials and tribulations of life at Usmay. Accustomed to cave-ins and Ohio River floods, he was never instilled with the awe the plebe system instills in many. In his struggles with the Tactical and Academic departments, he has always come out an easy victor. Bob ' s boisterous jocularity and friendly atti- tude have gained for him many friends throughout the Corps and are sure to continue to gain more friends during his future career in the Army. Bob Company H-2j Sergeant; Corporal; Football (4, 3, 1). EDMOND ALEXANDER KUNA ToRRINGTON, CONNECTICUT At Large CotltlictKrit Quiet and unassuming, yet ever ready with a joke, Ed ' s life at the Academy has had its ups and downs. There were little tussels with academics, and the TD made life interesting. Yet he has always come out on top, and it would be no surprise at all to see him continue doing so. Always looking for new fields to conquer, from the Stock Market to growing bananas, he goes about business with a determination that leaves many waiting at the post while he is halfway to his goal. Ed Company C-1; Sergeant. -jjga 267 LLOYD CHARLES KUROWSKI Pulaski, Wisconsin Congr, nal, 8th, Wiscim ' . The University of Wisconsin, coupled with an outdop: life, left Kay well prepared for West Point. An athleti no little ability, he was a sparkplug in intermurder so: ball, football, and basketball. Plebe year found him the middle of the class academically, but determinatio; and ability soon placed him near the top. His ready smile and quick wit insured him many friends; his sense of responsibility won him a position on the General Com- mittee. Always ready to laugh, always willing to work, Lloyd will reach a high goal in life. Kay Company F-2; Lieutenant, Corporal; Basketball (4); General Com mittee (1); Ski Club (3, 1). MARTIN AL KUTLER Shenandoah, Pennsylvania At hiirge, Fennsylvania Marty ' s coming to West Point was the Army ' s gain and Pennsylvania ' s loss. Earnest and dependable, he always managed to get the maximum amount of work done with the minimum amount of effort. Academics were relatively easy for him and a large part of his time was devoted to the fairer sex, whose names and addresses filled his little black book. His sincerity and cheerfulness along with his readiness to help others assure him success in any path which he may tread. Marty Company D-2; Track (4, 3, 1); Radio Club (1); Camera Club (3, 1) Weight Lifting (1). HAROLD FRANCIS LACOUTURE Leavenworth, Kansas Seiuitorial Kansas It is said that only the best men come from Kansas; Lac is no exception to this. Amiable, generous, and always full of fun, no one could ask for a better room- mate. Harold has the characteristics and standards for being a fine officer. He was brought up at Fort Leaven- worth, and his goal has always been the Academy. Harold had no trouble with academics, although a week- end hardly passes that Lac doesn ' t make an appearance on Flirtie. A true soldier like Lac will make his Army career a great success. Lac Company H-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Rifle (4); Swimming (4); Acolytes (1); Missal Readers (3); Ski Club (3, 1). ?»«ss! g; 268 JAMES VON KANEL LADD Bowling Green, Ohio Congressional Ind, Iowa Jim, an Army brat, hit West Point, with poop school spec, a broad smile, a winning personality, and an ever present efficiency. After his spec ran out, his one claim to academic fame was first section drawing, but academ- ics never kept Jim from participating in extracurricular activities. His greatest pleasures at West Point were head football manager, football training tables, and regu- lar daily correspondence with femmes. Jim possesses the intricate characteristics that will make him an outstand- ing officer m the United States Army. Jim Company D-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Football (4, 3, 1), Manager; Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Ring Committee (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). ANDREW WILTON LaMAR, JR. Birmingham, Alabama Congressional, 9th, Alabama Andy came to West Point a true Rebel from the state of Alabama. With him he brought a quick smile and an easy going temperament that have won him a host of friends. A background of three years at Auburn enabled him to take academics or leave them, depending on the social or athletic schedule at hand, A true athlete in every sense, he was a mainstay on the track team from Plebe year on through. With his conscientiousness and sincerity nothing hut success can await him in the future. Andy Company B-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Track (4, 3, 1); Class Officers (3. 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). WILLIAM WELCOME LaMAR EvANSTON, Illinois Honor School Hedy, with four years of tin school behind him, was not to be dominated by anyone, be it the T.D. or the Aca- demic Department. Possessing the facility for dragging pro, and going pro without studying, this young Wis- consin lad has excelled in athletics since Plebe year. Football and swimming are his loves, but his athletic ability doesn ' t stop here as evidenced by his being num- feSr one ranking in physical efficiency. His winning ways, jovial personality, and ability to make friends will stand bim in good stead wherever he may roam. Hedy TV C-l; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4, 1); Football ing (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1). 3. 1); 269 ROBERT JONES LAMB Whiteville, North Carolin Cijiigr(SiiatUi! 7tl- North Qirolhiii His quiet manner gives you the impression that he is likeable and easy going, which is true. But he is not quiet because he has nothing to say or easy going to the extent that he will not firmly express his opinions when they ' re desired. Whiteville, North Carolina, can be proud of this former valedictorian of its high school. Although academics demanded most of Lambie ' s time, he still managed to earn the envious position of ' ice President of the Dialectic Society by working hard on each 100th Night Show. Bob Company A-1, Sergeant; Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1). RICHARD EARL LAMP Chicago, Illinois At Large, lllinoii Graduation from West Point has been the cherished goal of this Midwesterner since his earliest years. Making the most of his three years at the Academy, Dick was one of that select fraternity who, unconcerned with scholas- tic worries, always found time for activities outside the academic curriculum. Competing for three years, he made the pistol team his favorite sport; and he was a frequent attender at the weekly cadet hops, being a rug- cutter from way back. Dick ' s distinctive walk is a clue by which you will know him. Dick Company D-1; Pistol (4, 3, 1), Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Chess Club (4); Ski Club (4, 1); Glee Club C4, 3, 1). ROBERT ALEXANDER LAND Denver, Colorado Seiutorial, Colonido Bompie, with his carbide lamp and field boots, left the Colorado School of Mines to join us. Noted initially for an uncanny ability to amass demerits, he was saved from months on the area by the generosity of visiting digni- taries. Since then, he has distinguished himself in many fields — as an excellent athlete and Intercollegiate cham- pion; as a hive who can sack and still go pro with Hud- son ' s manual and his slipstick; as an eager and loud vocalist; and as a person always ready for fellowship and joviality. Bompie Company C-1; Regimental Sergeant Major; Corporal; Track (4, 1); Football (4, 3}, Soccer (1); Wrestling (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (1). ipintt 270 BEN LESTER LANDIS JR. Washington, District of Columbia Commissioners of the District of Columhtu Every so often a man enters West Point knowing exactly the type of person he wants to be by the time he gradu- ates, and is willing to employ the Academy ' s facilities in order to accomplish his objective. Such a man is Ben Landis. Always a hive, his life as a cadet has been marked by unusual success in academics, and his encounters with the Masters of the Sword ' s office have proved that physically as well as mentally he is graduating fully equipped to uphold the traditions of West Point. El Chico Companv E-1; Sergeant, Corporal; Lacrosse (3, 1); General Committee (3, 1). «? ' r»«wsKi : 6 DAVID SEFFERS LANE Kingston, New York Congrrssioinil, 27th, Niw York Whether on the ski slope or in calculus. Shady had a way to get the results. Conscientious in studies and duties, a great lover of Tschaikowsky despite the mingled cries of protest from his wives, and full of mirth fresh from the Glee Club, Shady still believed life as a cadet was a 50-50 proposition, O, that beautiful sack. To guillotine a walnut with his slide rule — ala Ducrot Pepys style — was his pet objective. With Princeton and the Academy behind him, Dave ' s success in his chosen career is evident. Shady Company D-1; Sergeant; Hockey (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Squash Club (3); Glee Club (4, 3, 1). THOMAS CORBETT LANGSTAFF P. DUc, H, Kentucky Corti ressiotia!, 1st, Kentucky Thomas, a true blue-blood of the grand old South, hails from Kentucky, which never had a more enthusiastic supporter. Conscientious in his work, obliging, and serious in a very practical way, Tom ' s company and quiet smile were always welcomed in cadet circles. He is ever tactful where the feelings of others are concerned, but never reluctant to express his opinion on any subject, from horses to highballs. These qualities will make Tom an efficient officer to serve under and an excellent man to work with. Tom Compan) B-2, Track (4); Wrestling (4); Cadet Concert Orchestra (1); Camera Club (n. Ski Club (3, 1). RALPH IRVING LaROCK St. Albans, Vermont SenatoriaL Vermont Just ask Rocky the importance of St. Albans and he ' ll tell you it ' s the nerve center of New England — but he went as far as Illinois for a fling at college — pretty far for a little old Vermonter to wander. As unwavering and dependable as his name implies, Rocky personifies his home state with his even temperament, strength of con- victions, and steadfastness of purpose. Always available for a pearl of rustic wisdom, he early endeared himself to his classmates as an all-around good guy, hard-work- ing and sincere. Rocky Company E-2; First Sergeant; Corporal; Skeet (1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Squash Club (1); Glee Club (3, 1); Fishing Club (3, I). CECIL CARLYLE LARSON Gr. nd Junction, Colorado Cotigressiotul, 4th, Colorado Car brought to West Point the sunshine of Colorado in his carefree, happy smile. Since those first days of beast barracks West Point has changed, but Car has not. His indomitable good spirit and easy going manner have won our hearts and the sighs of many fair maidens. Many hap- py times we have had with Carsinging, laughing, and jok- ing. Academics at times had Car worried, but his smile never waned nor did he lose any battles with the books. A success as a cadet, he will make a great oflicer. Car Company G-2; Lacrosse (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1), Ski Club (4, 3, 1). GENE KENYON LAWSON Chickasha, Oklahoma Congressional, 6tb, Oklahoma After a long, hard struggle for an appointment, Kenyon came to the Point with the idea of accomplishing any- thing he made up his mind to do. From making rash statements about wearing stars and ranking in the low- est ten per cent to staying one step ahead of the T Gene was tops. The T.D. didn ' t approve of the wav ThiT Frenchman displayed his emotions and he spent many weary hours on the area. He is a true lover of jazz, but places friendship above everything else and justl we put his at the top. The Frenchman Company B-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4, 3, 1); Football (4, 3, I?; Boxing (4); Cadet Concert Orchestra (4, 3, 1); Cadet Dance Orche (4, 3, 1); Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1); Chess Club (4); Ski Club (4). 1 9 |i 272 k 6 WAYNE EMERSON LAWSON N " ; City, Kansas Coti rrnio ul,2nJ, Kiinuii W ' .i nc is a loyal Ransan who has not lost the easy-going Midwestern manner that he brought to West Point three year- ' ago. He possesses a spirit of devilment and a genial pcTM inality that has won him many friends. Wayne is a ood all-round athlete, capable in the classroom — but not a hive— and an ideal roommate. Always the center of fun, a trifle indifferent at times, and spirited at others, he nevertheless has a serious and practical side that will carry him far in whatever he may do. Moto Company C-2; Corporal j Track (4); Camera Club (1). ALBERT MARSHALL LEAVITT Cape Elizabeth, Maine Congnssiofuil, 1st, Maine Slim, ruddy, and auburn-locked, Al is one of those sturdy Yankees from Maine. He is serious and always looks ahead before acting. Al is especially noted for his " Bar Harbor " accent and being exceptionally neat and conscientious. A true West Pointer in every sense of the word and a firm believer in every thing for which it stands, he has always been well thought of by both his superiors and subordinates. Al has made many friends due to his quiet and unassuming manner and will con- tinue doing so throughout life. Al Company H-2; Lieutenant; Corporal, Color Guard. ROBERT VERNON LEE, JR. RiDGEwooD, New Jersey Stnarorial, Nrw Jersey Descending from a pa rt of the " long grey line, " Bob is keeping up with the rest. Coming straight from high school, Usmay was a far cry from his past. Nevertheless Bob took plebe year in stride with a remarkable sense of humor and steadiness. These characterized his entire three years. He did not go to prep school but academics didn ' t give him one worry. Never one to miss an oppor- tunity, he was always ready to help or be helped. Boh ' s friendliness, steadiness, and exactness should bring him all the success his desires. Bob Company G-2; Supply Sergeant; Corporal, Lacrosse (4); Ski Club (3, 1); Mess Committee (1). 273 iiT -- DANIEL MARSHALL LEININGER Carmel, California Con rcuioniil , Url Qiliforjihi Having spent nineteen years in the Army without ad- ministrative function, Danny was a natural for West Point. Poop school, two years of college, and post life all qualified him perfectly for the Academy. As a cadet, Danny ' s high capability and sincerity won the respect and reliance of classmates and superiors. His ability to get the job done marks him a man to accept responsibil- ity. An excellent athlete and a good companion, he more than does his part in work or play. He ' s a real credit to the Academy! Danny Company G-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Track (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4); Camera Club (3, 1); Water Soccer (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). EDWARD ADAMS LEMBECK II New Smyrna Beach, Florida Congrissional , ith, Flornhi From the sunny state of Florida to the grey walls on the Hudson was a change for Ted, but with little trouble he made many friends. His pleasing personality and his broad smile have caused much admiration from the fair sex as well as from his classmates. His all around athletic ability which he brought to us from the University of Florida has made him enjoy West Point more than the average cadet. Ted ' s ability and leadership will un- doubtedly see him through a long Army career. Ted Company C-1; Ski Club (4, 3, 1). ROGER HORACE LENGNICK North Little Rock, Arkansas Cotigressiotia , VA, Arkatjsas Rodge, with his intelligent estimates of the situation, is the sobering influence upon any gathering of cadets. This Arkansas Traveler is not what many people would expect from the Wonder State. He was quite capable of ranking 3.0 ' s in almost any subject, although he did have his troubles with the Language Department. All of Rodge ' s classmates have found out that if they ever need a helping hand, whether it be for dragging or boning the books, he IS always willing to comply. Roger is a good man by anyone ' s standards. Rodge Company C-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Lacrosse (4); Pistol (3). i 1 3 6 ROBERT EMIL LENZNER Washington, District of Columbia Preuthut u Since he is both an Army brat and from the District of Columbia, Bob came through with a lot of pro drags for his wives. Being a hive, when he wasn ' t coaching a classmate, he could spend his study time reading every book and magazine from the barber shop to Sergeant Lawrence ' s office. Gloom period was unknown to him. During the winter months Bob haunted the ski slopes and trails, taking a Class A rating. He is always willing to join in sport and fun, which makes him a good com- panion. Bob Company F-1; Sergeant; Sunday School Teachers (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1): Hundredth Night Show. THEODORE j. LEPSKI Brooklyn, New York PnudinHal An indifferent Army brat and a staunch advocate for either side in the continual controversy between the sack and dragging is hivey Ted. Yet while these attributes are applicable to Tee Jay, the one phrase which best charac- terizes a great classmate is that he ' s far from conservative in his loyalty to the Dodgers — and doesn ' t care who knows it! Always cheerful, he has declined to keep this quality to himself, but instead has spread humor and good fellowship among all those with whom he has come in contact. Tee Jay Company G-1; Sergeant; Track (4); Pistol (4, 3); Acolytes (3 : Missal Readers (4, 3); Camera Club (3); Water Soccer (3). FRANK GIBSON LESTER Phoenix, Arizona Scn roria y Ari omj Having been one of the better three-stripers in the Army, Frank came to the Point clear from Australia all set to manage things. That is just exactly what he did. He managed his company from the clerk ' s desk for almost two years; he managed the gym team; and on occasion he managed the area squad from his own little path by the area clock. And with all this and academics too, he ' ound time to manage to be one of the most likeable and most popular men in the Corps. Frank Coni|i:iny F-1 ; Sergeant, Corporal : Gymnastics (4, 3. 1), Pointer (4, 3, 1); R.kIio Club (3, 1), Skeet (1), Ski Club (3, 1); Hundredth Night Show (,4, 1 , PublK Relations Staff (4, 3, 1). J. ' Si ims 275 .L BERYL LEVE B Detroit, Michigan CoKgrenhnul, lit, Mich £Ufl Anyone who has ever met Bud will surely remembettij for his favorite pastime — handball. The AcademicDe- partment and Bud were at odds during his Plehe ear, resulting in an unfortunate prolongation of his c.iJet career; but as a Yearling he hit his stride. The Plel that were Bud ' s classmates during his second Fourth Class year would without doubt have enjoyed that first year of cadet life much less without him pulling for them. With the graduation of this son of Detroit the Army will gain a hne ofhcer. Bud Company D-1; Sergeant; Soccer (4); Handball (4, 3, 1). DANIEL LOUIS LEVY, JR. New Orleans, Louisiana Coyigressioihil, lit, Louisiana From the bayous of Louisiana came the jovial and care- free Casey to enlighten the hearts of all the more serious lads at the Point. His one-man shows and keen sense of humor kept a continual spirit of gaiety prevalent in the disposition of his many friends. Femmes and academics were the least of his few worries — being a natural born hive and confident of " his first love. " Perseverance and the ability to analyze situations are among the qualities that will make him a great asset to the ground troops. Casey Company F-1; Sergeant; Football (4); Soccer (1); Boxing (3); Acolytes (3, 1); Missal Readers (3). WILLIAM WARNER LEWIS, JR. High Point, North Carolina Congressional, 6th, North Carolina Hailing from North Carolina, Warner just " natcherly " has those points which make Southerners good fighters. After a year at High Point College, he came North to take West Point in his stride. Long and lean, he doesn ' t look like a file who rates high in the Master of the Sword ' s records. He was one of the B-Co. swimmers that took the Corps for a ride Plebe year and clinched the Banker ' s Trophy; he ' s not averse to tumbling out of bed after Chapel on Sunday morning to do a little riding. Warner passed up the Air Force after considerable debate to fight on the ground and to prove that, butternut or OD, the South produces the fightingest soldiers in the world. Rabbit Company B-1; Sergeant; Swimming (4); Water Soccer (4, 3, 1). i 1 I t=i 276 ■Mk WILLIAM THEODORE LINCOLN Rapid City, South Dakota Congressional 2nd, South Dakota- From the Black Hills of South Dakota, Bill Lincoln brought to West Point a fun-loving disposition, an ever present friend-winning grin, and a generosity as yrc.it as the prairies of his native state. Plcbe year ar lirsr seemed to bewilder Bill, but always ready for a tussle, he tackled the system and won. First Class Year found hmi master of the situation, and now as he takes his place in the Army ' s ranks, it is certain that the same cheerfulness and quiet ability will mark his service. Abe Company H-2; Sergeant; Radio Club (1); Camera Club (I); Ski Club (3.1). ■ HARRISON LOBDELL, JR. Los Angeles, California Honor School H-Cork came to West Point with a firm foundation in military training from his five years at New Mexico Military Institute. This stood him in good stead from the first and he quickly rose to prominence among his classmates. Though not a definite hive, H-Cork had little trouble with academics. His main troubles centered around long distance romances, and many a good night ' s sleep was lost to letter writing in the halls long after taps. His muck-building, genial personality, and laugh- ing manner will long be remembered by his classmates. H-CoRK Company E-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Gymnastics (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Hop Committee (4, 3, 1); Bugle Notes (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4); Weight Lifting (4, 3). ARTHUR JAMES LOCHRIE, JR. Butte, Montana Congressional, 1st, Montana More intimately known as Hog-Jaws this Montanan was a familiar figure in the bleak expanse of our Hudson home. As a Plebe he showed a spirit of conscientiousness that was typical of all his later work. Standing high in academic work, Hog-Jaws was a worker both in his .studies and in his physical conditioning, evidenced by a juilling figure on the intramurder wrestling mat. Proud to be from the wide open West, he excelled in horseman- ship, enjoyed hiking, and demonstrated ability that should carry him far in whatever he does. Hawg-Jowls a.nip.iny C-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Rifle (4 Ski Club (4, 3, 1). 277 LEWIS BENJAMIN CASTLE LOGAN Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Congtr.iuothil, 4t - A til),in!a From Beast Barracks ' til recognition. Lew was famous throughout the Corps as the Plebe who could do any- thing and everything the upperclassmen could think of. With two years at Yale behind him, and being a natural hive anyway, academics proved no obstacle to Log. The only trouble this grinning redhead ever encountered at Usmay was with the first horse he had ever seen. Cheerful and jolly (except at reveille ' , true to one wom- an, and always a Plebe poppa. Lew made an indelible impression on all who knew him. Log Company B-1; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4); Boxing (4). EDMOND CHARLES LONGARINI NlEnFORD, Massachusetts Sohiroi-htl, M.tuachusetts By men, Eddie has been dominated only once in his life, and that was Beast Barracks. During the rest of Plebe and Yearling years he became extremely proficient in the ways of the Academy. He will long be remembered for his superb wit, good sense of humor, the ease with which he conquered all obstacles confronting him, the carefree way in which he tackled everything, and those big boodle fights he used to throw. The Army is gaining a magnificent officer and a fine gentleman, always a credit to the Corps. Eddie Company A-2; Sergeant; Soccer (4), Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club(3, 1). 1 JAMES ROBERT LOOME y tJ Xyy l Belmont, Massachusetts At Uv r Unassuming, conscientious, and dependable might de- scribe Jim, though they would be sorely inadequate. For that would say nothing of his wit, ability, or many friends. No draggoid, Jim found beauty in the folds of a red boy, but his weekends away from West Point were an entirely different subject — attested to by those who knew him. Born an Army brat, it was natural that he should choose the Army as a career, and just as natural to us who know him to feel that he will undoubtedly reach the top. Jim Company C-1; Sergeant; Acolytes (1). iHoiim 278 STANLEY JEROME LO ' E Nf. ' .v York, New York Cnn riKtanal, llth, Nrw Vn t Stan, finding equal enjoyment in music, boodle, sack and any good bull-session, did his best to make life pleasant at Usmay. Always wondering where the next femme was coming from, he rarely missed a weekend of dragging; Being very versatile, Stan is liked by everyone and will always be found where the party ' s the gayest, or the work ' s the hardest. Notable for his cooperation, friend- liness, sincerity, industry, humor, and a clear, level head, he will never be forgotten by his many friends who wish him the best of success. Stan Companv B-1; Sergeant; Camera Club (3, l)i ' Club (4, 3, i); Fishing Club (3, ' 1). ' r«?»5«H 3»jJ- ROBERT MASON LOWRY, JR. Ballinger, Texas Conffcnional, 21 it, Texas Bob created quite an impression his first day of Beast Barracks. He arrived at seven in the morning, while the Beast Detail were still shining their shoes. Previously from Texas A. M. and the Army, he was used to Army life, and he will always praise his former alma mater. Not only does he excel in tactics, but has quite a tendency to be hivey in math. Boh will be an asset to any branch. After three years as his roommate, I learned that Texas produces some pretty good men. Bob Company H-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Boxing (4, 3); Golf Club (4, " Ski Club (3, 1). LAWRENCE JOSEPH LUETTGEN Milwaukee, Wisconsin Senaforia , Wnconstti Fresh from Marquette University, " The cadet who made Milwaukee famous " easily took up the gauntlet of the Academic Department. Lit ' s favorite sideline soon showed itself when he became Plebe chess champ and was advanced to trip section. Like other cadets he occa- sionally took his constitutional following bouts with the T.D. The ski slope or the skating rink found this enthusiast of winter sports spending many an enjoyable weekend. His broad smile and dry humor have kept old friends and will aid in winning many new ones. Lit Company C-2; Sergeant; Pistol (4); Acolytes (3, 1); Missal Readers (3); Chess Club (4, 3, 1), President (1), Secretary (3). r 279 DONALD ALFRED LUNDHOLM Durham, New Hampshire Sinatorial, New Humpihiri A true Swede and an " R " -less New Englander, Lundy came down ro West Point with an open mind. Dividing hi.s interest between B. Goodman and the great outdoors took all his spare time. In the winter he could be found on top of the ski slope; in the spring, on top of the pitcher ' s mound, and anytime curled up in his alcove v ' ith his redboy — as Morpheus was his " bosom buddy. " Naturally genial and conscientious, Lundy ' s future in the Army will never be in doubt. Lundy Company H-2; Corporal; Baseball (4, 3); Ski Club (4, 3, 1), Treasu CO- JOE FENTON LUSK Carlsbad, New Mexico At Large From the open plains of New Mexico to the grey walls of West Point Joe brought with him a winning person- ality and a smile that can ' t be ignored. Always cheerful, he managed to see only the bright side of things and conquered the all-powerful system by living from week- end to weekend. His versatility in athletics, studies, and knack of being a perfect wife sum up Joe ' s record as well done. A true gentleman and born leader, we know that after graduation success will continue to be his. Joe Company G-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Basketball (4, 3); Tennis (4, 3, 1); Polo (4); Ski Club (3, 1); Squash Club (1). WALTER ALFRED LYMAN Wheaton, Illinois Coi fres ionj , 11th, Illinois Walt, Wheaton ' s wonder boy, came to the Academy fresh from high school and proceeded to make an envi- able record in academics. His favorite sports are baseball, handball, and tennis. Much of his abundant spare time is spent in lounging around his room in a B-robe, smok gSj ing a foul pipe, and reading a book. Although he i unable to carry a tune one will frequently hear him vocalizing. Good natured and always ready to laugh at a joke, even when it is on himself, Walt should gi far in the Army. Company D-1; Handball (1). 1 i 280 i 6 DONALD RICHARD LYNCH, JR. ;eEDAR Rapids, Iowa Semitoruil, louui To rhose who know him best, Dick will always be Cedar R.ipiJs ' gift to the Army, an all-round good guy from The College of the West. After its first shock, the Plebe system began striving to assimilate Iowa ' s prize contri- ution of swimmer, wrestler, gymnast, and musician Jfito a highly polished soldier; but a combination of Irish good humor and Scotch stubbornness couldn ' t be broken. West Point got an even-tempered athletic band leader and turns him out unaltered but augmented — a good man to follow, whatever his branch. Dick Company G-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Basketball (3); Wrestling (4, 3, 1) Gymnastics (3); Swimming (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1) Cadet Dance Orchestra (3, 1); Pointer (4); Golf Club (4, 3, 1); Skeet (1) Water Soccer (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1). KEVIN ALBERT LYNCH Lowell, Massachusetts Congressional, 5th, Massachusetts Although Kev had no serious trouble with academics, he emerged second best in a skirmish with the T.D. This hurt Kev more than the average cadet, because he always prided himself on being able to match wits with the tacs. The Ginch, with his fast receding hairline, found time to tear himself away from the red boy long enough to win many pints of ice cream playing squash. Massa- chusetts sent to the Academy a man whose keen wit and real sense of humor will stand him in good stead. Key Company F-1 ; Acolytes (3, 1); Missal Readers (4, 3,1); Pointer (4, 3,1); Ski Club (3, 1); Squash Club (1). GEORGE JOSEPH MacDONALD, JR. WoLLASTON, Massachusetts Congressional, lith, Massachusetts After a year of intense study as an engineer at Harvard, Mac earned an appointment by competitive examinatio: Being totally unfamiliar with the military, especially ; practiced during the first weeks at West Point, he was bewildered. Exercising fortitude and resourcefulness, George survived Plebe year but not unchanged. His magnanimity and willingness to help others fostered among his classmates the expression " George will do it. " His vocabulary is inherently wide; the expression Hump- fa has become all inclusive. Socially, West Point has made Mac a man of the world. M. c Company E-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Hockey (4). 281 ' - MALCOLM ELDRIDGE MacDONALD DuRANT, Oklahoma Congriuioihil, ' inl. Okl.ihomn Mac had been on more D lists than any other man in the class, but his coveted array of stars showed that he had what it took to stay. Conscientious and deadly serious in anything he undertook, his devotion to boodle and bed knew no competition. Continuous studying kept Mac away from Flirtation and the hops, but such effort will prove itself in the years to come. He was a constant boon to his wives with his little gems of wisdom and gentle humor. His super storms could not be equalled. Mac Company D-2; Battalion Sergeant Ma|or; Corporal; Fencing (4); Camera Club (1). CLYDE BRUCE MacKENZIE Providence, Rhode Island Sefuitoriul, Rhode Ii athi Red Mac, as he was often called, had a romantic lust for foreign languages. His desire to improve his daily work- ing vocabularies of some five different languages has more than once cost him hours on the area. His activities vary from organizing language tables in the Mess Hall to having Plebes recite in German. Had it not been for an unfortunate accident while fencing during his first Plebe year, Mac would have graduated in 1945- As team captain and Corps foil champion, however, he proved his ability on the mat. Red Mac Company E-1; Sergeant; Fencing (4, 3, 1); Captain, Fencing. MALCOLM MEANS MacWILLIAMS Dallas, Texas At Liirge In came a smirk from Texas pulling MacWillie behind it; that ' s how his life at the Academy began, and it hasn ' t changed a bit with three years of " concealed articles, ami " tugging at it. Nothing came too hard for him, either academically or tactically, and he always had too many friends to do anything but laugh at the gloom period. He works by the good examples of his father and his brother, but follows only his own mind. He can ' t fail to attain all success in his coming career. MacWillie Company C-1; Captain, Corporal; Football (4, 3 ; Honor Committee (4, 3); General Committee (3, 1); Golf Club (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting (3); Class Officers (3, 1). 282 mil 1 Lrr. Id 1 iJiI alcJ A J foe i wn tk Ihii mi. W m H lun MR •3 m ;a s ffiS5 55SSv4: _.. C? ' 1 5«»!5B 6 THOMAS HAROLD MAHAN Helena, Montana Stiuitoihil, Monmti,? A true son of the West, it took Tom a long time to accept the fact that the East was in the United States. Com- plaining only about the New York weather (a la West Point), he survived the shock of plebe year with his Irish humor. Almost missing yearling Christmas leave because of integration difficulties, his year at Montana State College finally began to show some effect. Tom always had a good word for everyone. Constant and dili- gent work represented that undefeatable spirit that will make him a successful officer. Tom Company G-2; Sergeant; Cadet Concert Orchestra (4)- DANIEL FRANCIS MAHONY New York, New York Caiignssioiial, list, New York This dapper son of old New York came to West Point with an air of determination and a twinkle in his eye. Dan ' s quiet conscientious manner paved his way in the academic field while his subtle wit and spontaneous humor gained him many friends. Ever loyal to his be- loved home tow n, he spent many hours narrating the glories of the sidewalks of New York and straightening us out on the intricacies of metropolitan existence. His military appearance and ability for hard work will make Dan the best of officers. Dan Company B-1; Sergeant, Acolytes (1). EDWARD EFRED MAJERONI Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania CongnssioUiil , 29tI Penns}lviitiui Maj ' s three years at West Point were marked by hard work and perseverance. A born hive with excess natural ability, halfway was never good enough for him. Whether it was academics, tactics, sports, friends, or dragging, Maj was always at the top. Never saying anything about himself, he had definite ambitions and as determined to fulfill them. Being very versatile, Maj was liked by everyone and will always be found where the party ' s the gayest and work ' s the hardest. As will success, our hands and hearts go with The Maj. Maj Company D-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Chess Club (4 " ' , Handball (1 ), S4uaih Club(n. 283 ROBERT JOSEPH MALLEY Nashwauk, Minnesota Congrtssioiuil, 8th, M From the wilds of Minnesota and a product of Hibbm Junior College, this smiling Irishman quickly conque the pitfalls of Beast Barracks. His self-confidence aiVd outstanding ability led him to many honors at UsmSV. Academics were a snap for Bob, and many of his clasj ' mates might never have made the grade but for his " " ' patient and understanding assistance. New York ' s bright lights and the old red boy were his favorite pastimes. A fine product of the system and a grand friend, he has a brilliant military future ahead. Bob Company E-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Soccer (4, 3, 1); Rifle (3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Skeet (3, 1). JOHN MARBERGER NoRRiSTOWN, Pennsylvania Congressional, 17th, Pennsylvania Barney received quite a shock when he left the gay life of Norristown, Pennsylvania (the best town in the United States) to enter Beast Barracks, but his easy going manner made him many friends and carried him through all difficulties. Helped through Plebe English by his former job in a brewery, he had to work hard to obtain his academic standing in other subjects, particu- larly in Tactics. Barney ' s good judgment and common sense have on many occasions helped him and others and will guarantee his success in any future undertaking. Barney Company H-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Athletic Representative (4, 3, 1); Hundredth Night Show (4). €r SS6 S5g SS ROBERT LANGHAM MARCH Lawton, Oklahoma Senatorial, Oklahoma Bob came to us from Oklahoma and admirably lived up to his home state by never doing anything today that could be put off until tomorrow. A natural but lazy hive, his genial indifference to academics left much time for his favorite hobby — the sack. Easy-going and generous to a fault, Bob ' s Oklahoma philosophy of optimism has meant a great deal to us all. His three years here required a minimum of effort and thereby he succeeded where so many others have failed. Watch his star — someday he ' ll wear it. Bob Company D-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Cadet Chapel Ushers (1). 1 284 J EARL FREDRICK MARKLE Terre Haute, Indiana CongnaioUii , 6rh, Indiana Terrc Haute, Indiana, lost an ideal gentleman when E;i entered West Point. He attended the Indiana Sr.itc Teachers College and proved himself a true athlete m playing an integral part in football. At West Point he surrendered sports to academics but, nevertheless, demon- strated his prowess in his high athletic standing. As ro cadet life, he has demonstrated a remarkable persever- ance and enviable attitude. To be sure, Earl ' s graduation from the Academy will mean a gain to the Army of an excellent leader and officer. Mark Company E-1 , Sergeant; Track (4). K7 ' 7 o: ::. »Vi- JOHN ALEXANDER MARTIN New York, New York Cangnsnona , 22nil, New York " Let ' s have the poop, mister! " followed by a long silence is our most vivid picture of Jack. Possessor of a fiery thatch of red hair and a winning personality, he has gained many friends during three years at the Academy. Whether running the obstacle course, hitting the books, or stretching out on the beach at Popolo, Jack always looked at home. Weekends and trips to New York were easily recognizable by the smile that never left Jack ' s lips. A gentleman and leader, Jack will go far after graduation. Jack Conipanv G-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Acolytes (1). SAMUEL RUCKS MARTIN Memphis, Tennessee Smarorul, Ttniiesste Bud embodies all we seek in West Point, the Army life. " Mine Host " of D-1, Doc was an integral, indispensable figure in our every endeavor. His great pursuit is to live; his great quality, loyalty; his religion, mankind. The ;warmth of his heartfelt friendship is a precious jewel we all treasure. " Doc " stands for remembrance — remem- brance of that closeness that exists only between men tnic to themselves and to one another. Surely the Gods smile on him, for he gives infinitely more to life than he Wkes. Bud ■■ S ' ®mpany D-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Honor Committee (4, 3, 0: debate Club (4); Skeet (1), Ski Club (O; Fishing Club (1). WILLIAM HENDERSON MASON Camden, Arkansas Senatorial, Arkansas Between the Academic Board and the Tactical Depart- ment a real character has been developed at West Point by the name of Mason of Army. Refusing to be misled in life by going to Annapolis as his two brothers had done, Bill chose West Point and the Army. His happiest moments as a Cadet were spent on the flying rings sailing among the rafters in the gym. His deep sincerity and winning disposition will make his career in the Army a successful one. Good luck to a real soldier. Bill Company A-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Gymnastics (4, 3, 1), Numerals (4); Minor " A " (3, 1); Weight Lifting (3, 1). New York City, New York Stephen-A at first knew little about the Army. His perseverance plus Beast Barracks, however, quickly over- shadowed his slow start. Plebe bumps were taken in stride. Matty ' s ability to repair radios, his good-natured optimism, which oftentimes lightened our gloom periods, his funny jokes, his New York accent, together with his suave, debonair manner — all endeared him to his class- mates. Yes, we foresee his successful Army career. The strict, undeviating sense of duty and high ideals to which Stephen-A uncompromisingly sets himself will inevitably win for him his place in his field. Stephen-A Company C-2; Sergeant; Acolytes (3, 1); Missal Readers (4, 3); Catholic Chapel Choir (3); Pointer (4); Howitzer (1); Radio Club (3, 1); Camera Club (1); Skeet (V); Fishing Club; Hundredth Night Show (4, 3, 1). JOHN RANDOLPH MATHIAS Mount Rainier, Maryland Congressional, ith, Maryland John came to us from the University of Maryland, when he left his beloved transit to become one of the long grey line. With a heart as big as a watermelon and his infec- tious grin, John has won many admirers. Academics have never bothered John, and he is always ready to take part in any sport. He couples a sense of humor with the belief that " a task worth doing at all is worth doing well, " a combination that will always put him on top. Johnny Company H-1; Captain, Corporal; Boxing (4, 3); Weight Lifting (3). JACK FRANKLIN MATTESON Carmel, California Concessional, lUh, Qilifornta This likeable, blonde, tousle-headed fellow has made hib impression on the Corps during his entire stay. Having had the honor of being one of the first of the Class of ' 46- to tangle with the Tactical Department, he remains i the struggle tothelast. Well-known for his riding ability, an inherited characteristic, he has delved into many other sports with the air of a dilletante that becomes him. A hard-riding, quick-thinking, cool fighter with an open mind, he ' s of the stuff that makes the profes- sional army. Mattie Company G-2; Sergeant; Tennis (4); Election Committee (4, 3, 1); Polo (4); Ski Club (3,1). T I i u 6 WALTER STANLEY MATTOX Norfolk, Virginia Presidential Stan, a Navy junior, and Navy at heart, became an Army man because of solar plexus trouble. It is said that he has but three loves: his One and Only, his red boy, and his stomach. Being one of the less gifted members of the class in academic standing, and getting by with as few tenths as possible, he has been accused of using Sick Call for ulterior motives, but we all can ' t be star men. To the Army and to his O.A.O. goes a fine officer and gentleman. Stan Company A-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Basketball (4); Lacrosse (4, 3, 1). ALEXANDER ROBERT McBIRNEY San Francisco, California Senatorial, Pennsylvania Although possessing two popularly applied names, Alex- ander and Robert, he only responds when called Mac. This is a lead to an understanding of his whole person- ality — simplicity, modesty, and a belief in basic ideas. He is a great one for sticking to fixed policies and atti- tudes that apply to everything from academics to music. This does not make him narrow or ultra-military, be- cause his efforts to indulge in the finer and more enjoy- able things have been successful. San Francisco is his principal fetish, and " " Vinegar " Joe StiUwell his hero. Mac Company F-2; Sergeant; Gymnastics (4), Monogram (3); Debate Club (4); Chess Club (4, 3). S« «K BENJAMIN RANSOM McBRIDE Berkeley, California ' ' Lurge A true Qilifornian, Handsome Ransom did much at West Point to make life pleasant for his wives. Always Lhccrful and smiling, Mac was one of West Point ' s ardent advocates of voluminous amounts of exercise. Never one to worry too much, he could always be found either sacking or dragging when not boning muck; and being neither goat nor hive, Mac didn ' t concern himself greatly with the inner workings of the Academic Department. Because of his quiet, efficient manner, and his many friends, Mac will surely succeed in whatever he tries. Mac Company D-Z- Sergeant; Corporal; Rifle (4, 3). JAMES HUBERT McBRIDE Wichita, Kansas Congressional , th, Kansas Jim was better known as Doc by his wives. With his assortment of pills, ointments, and A-pins, Doc could cure anything from a broken heart to a broken back. Listening to Jim speak Spanish with a Rebel accent or being a wrestling partner for him to experiment on was an everyday occurrence. Jim ' s affinity for the area was exceeded only by his achievement in wrestling as one of the best 128 pounders in the East. With his Scottish humor and big smile, Jim is bound for success. Jim Company A-2; Sergeant; Wrestling (4, 3, 1), Monogram (4), Minor A (3). THOMAS HENRY McBRYDE New Albany, Mississippi Congnssional, 2nd, Mississippi Although coming from the cotton fields of Mississippi, Mac gradually became accustomed to military life. After leaving the soiree of Plebe year behind, Mac ' s natural talent soon gained him higher grades and more sack His good-natured indifference to the Tactical Department ' showed on the punishment list, but his indifference did ' not carry over into the tasks he performed. Mac ' s stead- fast devotion to a certain femme placed a considcr.ihle restraint upon his love of good times. His common sense and good nature mark him as a sure bet for success. Company F-l; Sergeant; Cadet Glee Club (4,1), Cadet Concert Orchestra (4); Howitzer (3, 1); Ski Club (1). ' ' irv 288 k 6 CHARLES FRANCIS McCARTY, JR. Brooklyn, Nfav York Cnn iessiona! lit, Idaho Ncxr to upholding the fair name of his native Flatbush, M.ic loved to match wits with the minions of learning. He ts hard working and conscientious in striving towards becoming a good leader. On the other hand anyone who knows him will agree that his sense of humor dominates his outlook on life. Sometimes referred to as the poor man ' s Bob Hope, the Commando always livens up an assemblage of the troops — be it a Popolo picnic, an im- promptu gathering at the boodlers, or bull sessions in barracks. Mac Company F-2; Sergeant; Track- (4 ; Ski Club (3, I), Fishing Ciuh (3, 1 ). CLARENCE EDISON McCHRISTIAN Grand Tower, Illinois Con res.iiotia!, 15th, Illinois With little background of the military, Mac had the usual struggle with the system, but with diligence and patience he overcame all obstacles. After a few losing rounds to the math department he attained a perfect medium between good grades and little studying. Always a great lover of athletics, he was the spark of many basketball teams and won the admiration of all who knew him for his skill and clean sportsmanship. With a quiet reserve and keen wit he is destined to go far in his Army career. Mac Company A-2; Sergeant; Cadet Chape! Choir (4, 3). JAMES McCLURE, JR. Sardis, Mississippi Confttssttmal, 2nd, Mississippi Mac was a Rebel, an outdoorsman, and a consistent draggoid despite his bad luck with blind dates. Coming from a carefree atmosphere of college life, he found difficult to settle down to the routine of West Point. Although not a regular corps squadsman, Mac w.is .in energetic participant in athletics and possessed niuLh natural athletic ability. Due to his self-confidence and unyielding determination, he placed himself high on the academic ladder. Mac should do big things in his mili- tary career. Mai Company F-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Baseball (4); Pistol (4, 3). 289 4|S»i -Sf ' ■i r jiV ' ' WILLIAM McCOLLAM, JR. Ellendale, Louisiana Cougrtssional ird Loitisiana Mac came from Louisiana with an LSU degree, an ROTC background, and no trace of a drawL The first teamed up with natural curiosity and a knack for things mathematical to win him stars; the second with un- bounded ambition to bring him stripes — and the third made him rational about the Civil War. Not afraid of responsibility and having unlimited energy, Mac had trouble only in confining his activities to the West Point clock. The answer to a goat ' s prayer, Mac ' s analytical reasoning will be his greatest asset. Mac Company F-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Lacrosse (4); Debate Club (4); Camera Club (3, 1); Stars (4, 3); Academic Coach (4, 3, 1). I THOMAS RODRICK McCORMICK Denver, Colorado Senatorial, Colorado Being an alumnus of Beanies and an Army brat gives Mac an excellent background for the Academy. Although slated to become a second lieutenant at graduation, the three stars on his B-robe make him a likely prospect for a lieutenant general in the future. His complete set of war front maps, changed daily, makes him one of the best informed men in the Corps. His cheerful smile and ready wit have won him many friends. We are sure that when he graduates he will be able to fill his father ' s uniform. Mac Company B-2; Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (1); Weight Lifting (3, 1). ANDREW ALEXANDER McCOY, JR. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Sefiatorial, Pennsylvania Versatile is the name for Mac and with a drive that never seems to fail. This product of The Smoky City, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, and later here at the Academy indulged in such athletic pursuits as track, basketball, and baseball. Intellectually we find that he is somewhat of a psychologist. His motto is " If you can- not find a way, make one. " With this spirit Mac will progress steadily and aggressively throughout his later career. Mac Company H-2; Track (4); Baseball (4); Ski Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (4, 5. 1). 1 w 9 L «p»y»«»S« yj; 4 til! ' ' ' 6 ROBERT WATT McCOY North Wilkesboro, North Carolina Congressional, Sth, ' North Carolina " A tenth pro is a tenth wasted " — Bug-eyes claimed from the start that the TD and the Academic Department were out to get him, but his good nature and determination weathered the storm. His familiar tactical laugh helped many of us pass the time on maneuvers. A true field soldier, he was always in his element with the troops. His desire for good fellowship, his love of the deep South and mountain music, together with his fraternity back- ground, made Bug-eyes one of he most popular men in the class. Bug-eyes Company C-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Lacrosse (4,); Swimming (4); Lecture Committee (3); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Sunday School Teachers (3, 1); Debate Club (4, 3); Ski Club (4). EDWARD FRANCIS McCUE Cornwall, New York Congressional, 5th, Washington Careless and carefree — that was Mac at Cornwall, and later at Bowdoin. He was as jolly as any good Irishman. However, West Point has had its effect. He retained his fun-loving attitude and the Corps gave him balance. Mac was a born runner and won many points in cross- country and track meets for the black, gold, and grey. Indifferent though he was, Mac knew how to rate him- self as well as his classmates, many of whom he helped to master Spic. The Army will indeed gain by West Point ' s loss. Mac Company E-1; Sergeant; Track (4, 3, 1); Cross Country (4, 3, 1). RAY RODGERS McCULLEN Jackson, Mississippi Congressional, 5th, Mississippi Straight from high school in Jackson, Mississippi, Mac came to West Point. From the first day of Beast Barracks until the final day of graduation, Mac displayed out- standing ability whether it was in the classroom or on the playing field. To all, Mac has proved himself to be not only a dyed in the wool Rebel but a Southern gentle- an. It is not at all difficult to mark Mac as one of those who, because of his quiet efficiency, splendid character, d high sense of duty, will rank with the best. Mac Cothpany E-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Soccer (4, 3, 1); Skeet (3); Ski Club 0, 1 . Squash Club (1); Fishing Club (3, 1). 291 JOHN DANIEL HENRY McDONOUGH Hempstead, Long Island, New York Full of the real spirit and the old fight, The Long Gisland Kid gave his all to everything in which he took part. Always present at every sort of Army activity, Mac ' s strong lungs gave many an Army team the final spur to victory. This energy overstocked his Plebe year collection of femmes pictures and Yarlin ' summer was spent in a process of elimination. Not just a lady ' s man, Mac was known and liked by men throughout the Corps. Life was ever gay as lived by this hearty Irishman. Mac Company G-1 ■ Sergeant: Ski Club (4, 3, 1). ROBERT H. McDOUGAL Clovis, New Mexico Qi .i ifinl Allrniatt " Whee ain ' t we a-flying " was Mac ' s idea of la vie mili- taire. Mac, a representative from the Indian Territory called New Mexico, came to ' West Point as a babe in swaddling clothes and left as a wolf in the same. Al- though quiet by nature, Mac took his full share of responsibilities, proving himself both on the gridiron and in the classroom. Prone to courses of action, he flayed out not infrequently at his poor wives who, never- theless, were glad to have him, particularly in places of high authority including room orderly. Mac Company E-1; Sergeant, Corporal; Football (4, 3, 1), Basketball (4, 3, 1); Lacrosse (4, 3, 1). Anj;} ■ i JAMES MADISON McGARITY Columbia, South Carolina Congressional, Ind, South Carolina Black Mac came to us from deep in that section of Dixie known as South Carolina. He shook off the tenacious grips of the T.D. and A.B. early in his career, and organ- ized the Boodler ' s Club to take their place. The Army was lucky to get this old salt since Mac was originally scheduled for a Navy life. It didn ' t take him long to spit out the salt, though, and this Rebel will always be one step ahead of the military world. His wit and attitude will take him far. Black Mac Company A-1 ; Sergeant; Howitzer (4); Camera Club (1). I- 1 5 JOHN DONALD McGREGOR Antonito, Colorado Congrtsnoua!, " ird, Cohriido • Through the use of a natural smile, a wonderful sense of humor, and a sense of fairness Scotty soon makes himself the friend of all who know him. Although always rciJ) to get every possible enjoyment out of life, he fouiui managing the boxing team more to his liking than the usual afternoon sack. Blessed with a yearning to know the why of things, unending perseverance, and a superb personality, this son of Colorado has proven himself worthy of all the success that it is possible to have, ScOTTY Company B-2; Sergeant; Boxing (4, 3, 1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Slceet (1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). WILLIAM IRMNG McKAY ' icKSBURG, Mississippi Senatorial Mississippi " Man is a military animal. Glories in gunpowder And loves parades " It was for this that Mac came from the deep South to West Point. And during his stay, we have discovered in him an enjoyable sense of humor; a subtlety; an intuitive ability to sense situations; a love for sports which ex- h ibited itself in expert golfing, tennis-playing, and swim- ming; and a refreshing cheerfulness — all of which con- tributed to a nature which will make McKay in the world as it has in the Corps, " the measure of a man. " Mac Company D-l; Sergeant; Corporal; Cadet Chapel Choir(4, 3, 1); Squash Club (1). JOSEPH TOMLINSON McKINNEY WlCHlT.A, K.ANS.AS Congreuw7la 4th KtvlSiis Black Mac, high ranking tactically and academically, is naturally and easily what most cadets strive to be. His work has been thorough and well done. Mac has always kept his head steady and was a reliable man for any job. e gained the respect of both the TO and his classmates, iports as well as tactics and academics filled his years re and furnished a good outlet for his excess energies, s good common sense and inherent integrity have de him a leader and will keep him at the top. ' it!tit Black Mac Gafiipanv E-l; Lieutenant; Corporal; Lacrosse (4); Wrestling (4, 3, 1); Chapel Choir (4. 3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1). ' P»1«5«m;»» 191 WILLIAM HERBERT McMASTER Eugene, Oregon Prisidtntial Although the youngster of our outfit, Bill and his stars did much to lighten the burdens of less hivey classmates. By his systematic filing of everything of importance and specing numerous field manuals, Bill showed early indi- cations of being a topnotch officer. His talents also ex- tended in the artistic field, bringing fame to the company for his rally posters. His affable manner and his con- scientious attitude toward his duties rank him high in the esteem of all who know him and will keep him at the top. Mac Company A-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Pointer (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (1); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Chess Club (4, 3); Stars (4, 3, 1). CORNELIUS McMillan, jr. RosEDALE, Mississippi Coni ressional, 3 ' , Mississippi Mac is one in a million. His smile and other friend-win- ning qualities have made him one of the best liked men in the Corps. His Southern drawl and well-bred manners have combined to make him welcome anywhere. He has taken the grind with grace and ease, and those obstacles that have been placed in his path have always been sur- mounted. He is a born leader and will always have the confidence of his men. As an officer he will be a real credit to West Point and the Corps. Mac Company C-1; Sergeant; Corporal. 1 9 THOMAS LEONARD McMINN, JR. Anniston, .Alabama Senatorial, Alabama Any afternoon when the sackoids were just closing their eyes, Tom ' s voice would ring through the division, " Who wants to go to the gym with me? " Athletics were his main diversion — anything that takes skill and muck — and he was good at all of them. Twisties were another of his specialties. " Time is valuable, why waste t? A minute is plenty of time to get to class from North Area. " He always made it, too. Tom — a real man, and the best sort of friend that one can ask for. Mac Company H-2; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4, 3, 1). 294 HARRY JOHN McPHEE, JR. South Boston, Massachusetts Congressional, I2th, M-iinachinttn Unlike young Lochinvar, Harry McPhee didn ' t come out of the West. He hails from the South — South Boston. One of Massachusetts ' favorite sons, Harry spent the first part of his cadet career reciting the Boston poop in no uncertain terms, and the broad " a " is still his dis- tinguishing trademark. Coming from an air-minded family, his is a career destined to reach the top. An example of what the East can produce, Harry will doubt- less be as successful as his accent is broad; and that is the maximum. Buzz Company C-1; Sergeant; Acolytes (1). ' tf V X ST JOHN CALVIN McWHORTER Edinburg, Texas Ci) ii,rtssioruil, 15th, Texas " Hullaballoo, Kaneck, Kaneck! " A true ambassador of his native Republic of Texas, Mac adds another of her loyal sons to the long grey line. Highly proficient in the art of horizontal engineering, he still has time to main- tain a high academic standing and participate in many extracurricular activities. A good sport, possessing a sharp wit and good sense of humor. Jack ' s ever-present smile makes him a pleasant person to have around. Never in a storm, always on the ball, this Texas kaydet will go far in the Army. Mac Company B-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Asst. Manager Ritle (3); Manager Rifle (1); Sunday School Teacher (4, 3, 1); Pointer Representative (4,3,1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1); Cross Country (4). RICHARD HENRY MEALOR Athens, Georgia Congressional, 10th, Georgia Coming to West Point after two years at the University of Georgia, Dick brought with him those personal quali- ties which have made him a real friend of all who know him. A true goat, Dick has always kept a jump ahead of the Academic Board. Good-natured, a way with the femmes, easy to get along with, hard-working, always ready to help a friend — that ' s Dick. Possessed with those qualities which are necessary in an officer and one who works with men, Dick is headed for a successful Army career. Dick Company H-1; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Ski Club (4). 4 i T ' gi: JOSEPH OTTO MEERBOTT Bagota, New Jersey Congressional, 9th, New Jersey Few limitations of J.O. ' s abilities and qualities can be named, So few, in fact, that we who know him are unaware of their existence. Being a scholar, an athlete, aiiJ a soldier, he has realized tremendous success during li s caicer as a cadet. As for his personality, it is likeable, consiJcrate, and possessing an unending sense of humor. Conclusion of Otto ' s numerous attributes cannot be reached without mention of his genius in composing poetry, the fineness and sincerity of which personify his trtle nature. For J.O. continued success is inevitable. JO. Companv H-1; Sergeant; Corporal, Basketball (4); Lecture Committee (3, 1); Acolvtes (3,1); Missal Readers ( 3 , Pointer (4, 1); Howitzer (4); Debate Club (1). EUGENE EMIL MELO W ' ooDsiDE, Long Island, New York Congressional , I ' irh, California Take a look at that grin and guess how this lad from Long Island has gone through three years at Usmay. Blessed with much natural initiative. Gene ' s relations with the Tactical Department have been as intimate as his relations with academics. Able to apply himself when the chips are down, he preserves that unique bal- ance between the extremes of eagerness and indifference which, to most of us, is a lost art. With a glance to the future, how can one see anything but success for genial Gene Melo? Gene Company B-2; Sergeant; Pistol (3); Rifle (4, 3, 1); Acolytes (3, 1); Missal Readers (4, 3); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). CHARLES GUSTAVUS MEMMINGER AsHEVlLLE, North Carolina Congressional, 11th, North Carolina Take a southern gentleman, flavor with a dash of the continental air, add volumes of good humor and smiles, liberally mix in personality and friendliness, augment with good looks and athletic ability, and season with an innate desire to participate in any party or braw you have Chuck. Only a psuedo-Southerner, he loyall adopted North Carolina. Tastefully impervious to wo en, he was occasionally insoluble in academics possessed the normal cadet likes and dislikes; a indifferent to the system, he was not without a we of ability. Ch Company A-1; Sergeant, Corporal, Soccer (3, 1). ( 296 I J CLARENCE MILES MENDENHALL I MiRA, California Cangrrssioihil, 22ml, Cilifarni.i Our first sight of Bill, back in July ' 43 provided us with a picture of a tall, handsome lad with a remarkable afiility for solving the absurd complexity of situations ..with which we were faced during those hectic Beast S?Barrack ' s days. Being a graduate of one of the countries finest military schools and having an illustrious ancestry of generals and colonels. Bill immediately fitted into the West Point scheme. We are sure that Bill will make an officer of whom the United States Army may well be proud. Bill Company B-1. RALPH ANTHONY MEOLA Long Beach, Long Island, New York Congnssiotut, 11th, New York From the roaming sands of Long Beach came the Ram with an easy going philosophy as his defense against the system. No calamity could rattle his calm outlook towards the goings on within these grey walls. His inter- ests, though wide and varied, centered around a Crosby recording or a new pipe, both of which contributed to moments of fun and many laughs. It goes without saying that as a friend there is none better. To a fellow who can not help succeeding we wish a long, distinguished, and happy life. Ram Company B-2; Acolytes (3, 1); Missal Readers (4, 3). DOYLE MERRITT DouGLASViLLE, Georgh Coiigrriiioiul, 7th, Grorgi. A genial easy going Southerner, Demo lacked none of the characteristics of a first rate roommate. He was sack artist at heart and occasionally found it difficult t o tear away from the lure of Grant Hall or the boodle line at hops. Blessed with natural ability and a good back- ground, he was rarely confronted with academic bcob- lems. Demo was one of the few cadets that enjoyed maneuvers; this love of the outdoors should prove an asset to him as an officer. Demo Company F-1; Sergeant; Pistol (4); Radio Club (3, 1), Camera Club (1); Ski Club (3, 1). ii!S fe- 297 mm. DONALD MORGAN MESSMORE, JR. Olean, New York Cotiiressional, 4}ril, New York Teut is one of those rare people that nobody criticizes. He is possessed of all the fine qualities of sincerity, fidelity, and devotion that collectively make him fine company in any society, and it was this quiet good fel- lowship that drew so many to him. A camera fiend, par excellence, the Teuton could always be spotted increasing his collection of pictorial memories regardless of the occasion. Gifted with a sly sense of humor and a joyous outlook on life, Teut moulded his every environment to fit his constant, happy-go-lucky smile. Teut Company D-1; Lacrosse (4); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). A NEEDHAM PHILLIPS MEWBORN KiNSTON, North C. rolina Stiiiitorutl, North Girolina This smiling son of North Carolina and staunch supporter of the Tar Heels went through the rigors of the plebe system with flying colors. Frequent scrapes with the academic department made his life anything but dull. A Southern gentleman and horseman made him a natural to ride the mule. Being a friend of the plebes served to enlarge his popularity to include all classes. Ned ' s tenac- ity and determination were the outstanding factors in his success at the Academy and will make his brilliantly successful career in the Army a certainty. Ned Company E-2; Sergeant j Corporal; Camera Club (1); Polo (4, 3, 1); Mule Rider. JOHN DAVID MILEY Starkville, Mississippi Sciuitorial, Mississippi Jack, an Army brat from way back, had the usual rude awakening on July 1, 1943- His love of the sack and his ambitious policy with the fairer sex kept him from the ranks of the hives, but he had no serious trouble with either the Academic Board or the T. D. Hailing from the deep South, Jack is always ready with a quick witty remark in true Southern style. With his smile, good judgment, and personality, he is certain to make a good West Pointer in this man ' s army. Jack Company D-1; Ser geant; Swimming (4); Water Soccer (3, 1). 1 298 imm mm GEORGE LI ' INGSTON MILLER Ambler, Pennsylvania Congressional 17th, Pennsylvania Thanks to the Keystone State for a model wife and a lad who is bound to make good in the Army. A natural ability to catch on quickly helped G adjust himself to West Point and Army life. The same ability and his abundant determination made him a success in most any- thing he tried. Academics were never a worry, and not even the all-powerful comforter interfered in his attempt to prove that life at West Point isn ' t so bad after all. Put your money on G, a sure winner. G Company E-1; Sergeant; Track (4); Fencing (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Glee Club (3, 1). JAMES ROBERT MILLER Marion, Illinois Congressional, 23th, Illinois A most easy going guy, with more nicknames than he could ever remember, inside of him Bob Miller has all of the qualities to make his story one of success. Gener- osity and a willingness to cooperate are two things about Bob that nobody will ever have to dig out. A fellow with a down to earth personality which blends well with his solid friendship, one finds in Crip no exotic dreams about the future, but a very stable outlook on the present. That ' s Bob today — that ' s Bob tomorrow and always. Crip Company F-2; Ski Club (3). LAWRENCE MILLER Wilkes-Barhe, Pennsylvania Congressional, 11th, Pennsylvania Larry brought from the smoky Pennsylvania mountains qualities of neatness and a level-headed ability which have enabled him to get along well at the Academy. Although he prefers not to go swimming, he has proved to be a good all-round athlete, excelling in gym. Being a potential hive, academics never kept him up after aps. English was his best subject; and, strangely enough, he IS strictly a one-woman man. Larry made friends with everyone and all agree he ' ll be a good man to have on the outside. Larry Company E-1; Sergeant, Gymnastics (4, 3), Ski Club (4). 299 LEO JOHN MILLER Menasha, Wisconsin Congressional 6th WiscoHsjji A combination of a chin with a million wrinkles and a gutteral German accent made Leo one of the bi grinds of Beast Barracks, but when academics began, keen judgment and athletic ability boosted him up the hivy ten per cent in both academics and physi efficiency. Although one of the more familiar members the T.D. ' s " Who ' s Who, " he always manages to keep out of serious trouble. His resourcefulness, sincerity, and love of a good time have made him an excellent wife and a true friend. Meat Head Company E-2, Sergeant; Football (4); Lacrosse (4); Wrestling (4, 3, 1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, O; Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Skeet (3); Ski Club (3, 1). CAREY WAYNE MILLIGAN Davton, Ohio Congressional, 6th, Ohio From Ohio, the State of famous men, comes our hero. Whether or not he reaches as high a pinnacle of fame as those stalwarts, he will always stand out among our friends. Wayne is habitually quiet and a self-effacmg person. During Plebe year he was so unobtrusively effi- cient that his composure did not suffer the rude shock that most of us felt. One of the hivier goats, Muck has always been able to find time to participate in the occa- sion of the moment, be it bull session, rat-race, or sack. Muck Company G-2; Sergeant, Camera Club (X); Water Soccer (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). gir-i ' ' . THORNTON MITCHELL MILTON St. Joseph, Michigan Congression.il, 4th, Michigan Born in St. Joe on December 22, 1924, Milt was endowed with the qualities that make him a good buddy, his ability to make and keep friends not being the least of them. Milt graduated from high school in 1942 and went on to Oberlin College where he completed two semesters before coming to West Point. He played football in both high school and college, but says he is equally fond of all sports. Milt ' s sociability, ready wit, intelligence and industry assure him of a successful career in the Army. Milt Company A-2; Sergeant; Track (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1). 1 9 300 SCOTT MINNICH Carro ll, Iowa Because of his good nature Scotty was probably more- shocked than the rest of us by Beast Barracks. A Sig Alph from Iowa, he found the transition from university life rather startling, but by adapting himself to the system he rated high in the opinion of his classmates and the Tactical Department. Although never a hive, Scott man- aged to stay at least one jump ahead in his academics and still had time for rat-racing and bull-sessions. With no red boys in the Army he should go far. Scotty CotifrcssionaL 6th, Iowa " « .Si«iVifi . 6 Company B-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Golf Club (4, 3). Football (4); Pointer (4, 3, 1); JOHN MAX MINOR Tahoka, Texas Congrtsshnal, 19th, Ttxas Max came to us from the University of Texas in the Lone Star State where he was an outstanding athlete and stu- dent leader. Plebe year Max spent his time at the football field and on the track. He was also an ace in the spic and English Departments. Yearling year Max was a mainstay on Army ' s point a minute football team. In track he won the national indoor low hurdles title. With his father ' s fighting Irish spirit and winning personality, Max will be a real asset to the Army. Squirrel Company D-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Track (4, 3, 1); Football (4, 3); Soccer (1); Class Officers (4, 3, 1). JOHN EUGENE MOLCHAN Campo, California Cougressional , 23rd, California Endowed with an eternal fountain of enthusiasm and with a firm belief in the complete superiority of Cali- fornia over other states, the Mole has made his cadet life very enjoyable not only for himself but also for those who have known him. His eagerness to put out for the orps is equalled only by his complete absorption in those post-taps bull sessions. Always willing to help a ling goat, the Mole has laid a fine foundation at £ Point for an extremely successful career as an officer. Mole Cpfnpany B-2; Track (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4); Camera Club ' X 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). 301 JACK HARRISON MONTAGUE Independence, Missouri Cofigressiofia , 4th, M ' j Three years at V.M.I, started Jack as a seasoned cadet. Regulations and military life never bothered him, for he could always be heard singing or whistling his favorite song. Not a book-worm or hive, he took each day as it came and was always ready to eat, sleep, or argue. Women and dragging were his chief pleasures along with adding new medals to his B robe. A man with very definite convictions and beliefs, Monty ' s ready smile and carefree nature will always carry him far in any under- taking. Monty Company E-2; Sergeantj Track (3); Howitzer (3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Fishing Club (3) THEODORE GILES MONTAGUE, JR. Greenwich, Connecticut Congressional , ISrh, New York From Beast Barracks on we were shown that Ted rather than Junior was the name preferred by this Deerfield Academy product. Although claiming to be quiet and shy with the femmes, he was frequently observed kissing proficient members of the opposite sex while insisting that they were merely sisters. We were all envious of Ted ' s ability to dash home on weekends and eat thick steaks. His abounding energy and his ability to get things done which amazed his more easy-going class- mates will carry him far in the Army. Teddy Company C-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Hockey (4, 3, 1). ROBERT ALEXANDER MONTGOMERY Chicago, Illinois Con rcssimal, 1st, OkLihonui Born into the Army, Bob came to West Point bringing with him an air of confidence and geniality that has made him well-liked by his classmates. Being one who hazed upperclassmen more during Plebe year than they hazed him, he has made life for those about him an era of joviality and imagination. Ever matching wits with the Academic Board, Monty has hinged his cadet career around the belief that goats rise highest in the Army. He may never have made the make-list, but he is the type of leader men will enjoy following. Mouse Company G-2; Ski Club (4, 3, 1). 1 ARTHUR RAYMOND MOORE, JR. 1 Knoxville, Ten Congressional, Uh, Ta After many years of preparation at Baylor and Marion Institute, Bear came to West Point to realize his life long ambition to be an Army oHicer. His successful career at West Point was ever-directed toward that goal. Extreme- ly capable. Bill dabbled in swimming, track, and foot- ball. Georgia born, Tennessee reared, he never lost Southern ways and love for fun. He possesses that quality of leadership that will make his men follow him down a cannon barrel. Upon graduation he will have all West Point has to offer. Bill Company A-1; Captain; Corporal; Battalion Commander; Track (4); Football (4); Pistol (4); Swimming (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Cadet Chapel Ushers (1); Hop Committee (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (4); Weight Lifting (3); Glee Club (4). ■• TT !?:; " ' RAYMOND TURCK MOORE S. N Antonio, Tex. s Congressional, 15th, Michigan Called from service overseas, Jerry followed his father ' s footsteps, and his life-long ambition when he entered the Academy. With his stocky build and deep, shining, but little-disclosing eyes, Jerry always brightened the ranks. Neat and military in his personal appearance, he never attempted to find good will by bowing to his superiors. Unable to take up extracurricular sports be- cause of a constant struggle with academics, he made many a D list, but, as always, he rose to the job at hand. West Point proudly adds Jerry to the long grey line. Jerry Company A-2; Sergeant; Soccer (4); Wrestling (4); Pistol (3). EDWARD JOHN MORGAN Los Angeles, C.aliforni. Congressional, 14th, California Ed Spent a good portion of his three years at the Rock making cynical comparisons between it and his sunny Southern California home. Having gone to U.S.C., his ideas on the proper atmosphere for the pursuit of higher learning were radically different from those set forth in the Blue Book, but he managed to hit a compromise. Ed kept in the higher brackets academically and had the Tactical Department well under control. He was a real friend to all the men of 1946. Eddie Company B-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1). k 303 DANIEL REARDON MORIARTY Greenwich, New York Congressional, 11th, New York West Point and the Army were destined for many laughs when the Irish of upper New York gave up their cher- ished son to regimentation. With his sharp wit, unalter- able good humor, and a bit of the divil in his eye, Danny entered permanently into the lives of all who knew him. He knew and understood men; he worshipped friendship. To say he will excel is needless; to say he will leave the same man who entered is in itself a tribute. Hats off and good luck to the Irish ace. Danny Company D-1; Sergeant; Skeet (l);Sk:i Club (1); Fishing Clubj Basket- ball 0), B Squad. Pembroke, Kentucky JACK WARREN MORRIS Senatoriill, Kellt ick Being an Army brat did much to ease Jack along his carefree career at the Academy. An excellent field soldier, he was unsurpassed in his ability to make himself com- pletely at home in the desert of Pine Camp and hills of Popolopen. Jack liked athletics as much as he disliked academics and was an all-round sportsman. Many hours on the ski slopes won him an A rating. Always calm and collected, he took excellent care of his two wives and should certainly take good care of the next one. Jack Company F-1; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (4, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). ROBERT FRANKLIN MORRIS St. tesboro, Georgia Congressional, 1st, Georgia Bob came to the Academy with his mission half accom- plished. A true Southern gentleman, he is an inspiration to all those with whom he associates. Never a star man but always willing to share his knowledge with those who have difficulty, he has gained the admiration of al His quaint Georgia accent has often provided retreat from the endless monotony of academics. Always sym- bolic of that for which the Corps stands. Bob will make the Army an invaluable leader. 11. F. Company F-1; Sergeant; Boxing (4); Camera Club (1). 9 y 304 6 OLI TR MOSES, IV N Falls, Maine Congressional, 2nd, Maine Mosc didn ' t lose himself in the intricacies of cadet life, latliLi ' he tripped the light fantastic throughout his Circcr. A mainstay of the hockey and soccer teams, his proudest boast is that he hasn ' t seen a company table .■J Since Plebe fall. Always on the go, Oily spent little time on academics but managed to rank in the upper quarter of the class. Calm and relatively reserved at West Point, he nevertheless added something unique to weekend parties in New York. He ' s on his way to the top. Good luck, Mose! Mose Company E-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Baseball (4, 3, 1); Soccer (4, 3, 1); Hockey (4, 3, 1); Hop Committee (4, 3, 1). ROY JOSEPH MOSSY Ne v Orleans, Louisi.vna Congressional, 1st, Louisiana After a hard struggle with the Academic Board, for which he was awarded an extra year, Roy is coming up for that long-sought commission. He has earned his ring the hard way, but he did it with an easy smile and a ready laugh. Not much of an advocate of extra-curricular sack, he could usually be found in the gym, boning it up for the next P.E. test. With bars, he can now go out and apply those principles of Tactics on which he was always ready to argue. Here ' s your chance, Roy, and you ' ll make good. Moss Company B-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Boxing (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (4). GEORGE CARLISLE MUIR, JR. Salt Lake City, Utah Sinatorial, Utah After this Salt Lake City lad had overcome his surprise. at learning that there were places where it was necessary ' to swim to stay afloat, he seriously went about learning the business of an Army officer. Thoroughly Western in manner and attitude, he has the great personal appeal common to men from that part of the country. Com|!in- ing this valuable asset with great organizing ability ao -, H0V fT7CD initiative he will develop into a capable commander who ' will always have the respect of his men and fellow officers. George Company E-2; Sergeant; Soccer (3); Howitzer (3); Camera Club (4, I.j; Golf Club (1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). Scr JOHN NEIL MUNKRES Weeping Water, Nebraska Congressional , 2nd, Nebraska His year at Nebraska University and a short time in the Army were evidently helpful stepping stones to the Point for this lanky Cornhusker, for nothing in Plebe year daunted Monk. Yearling year ' s relaxation brought out his naturally friendly disposition and readiness to lend anyone in need a helping hand. Keen eyes gained expert for him with a rifle while long legs carried him to vic- tories in company track and cross country. A quality rare in men and a tribute to Monk is his ability to be his natural self. Monk Company E-1 ; Sergeant; Corporal; Rifle (3); Howitzer (3); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Handball (3); Squash Club (3); Fishing Club (3). k ARTHUR ANDREW MURPHY Beverly, Massachusetts Congression al, 6th, tAassachitsetts One of the more likeable pundits, The Mick brought his close-cropped whiffle to flower on the Hudson from The Garden City of the World. He was a member of the penitents who respond at the Area Sergeant ' s, " Odd numbers post! " and a taciturn, nonchalant Irishman, conservative in words, but the possessor of an incredible facility for digesting and dispensing the intricacies of a comprehensive military education. As one of the regulars his services proved indispensable. His ingenuity and initiative are destined to project him to the pinnacle of success. The Mick Company H-1; Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Handball (1); Weight Lifting (1). MORGAN JOYCE MURPHY Chicago, Illinois Congressional, 4th, Illinois Murph was all Irish mixed with a Chicago background. Although it took him two years to become a Yearling, it was not because of indifference for he was well known throughout the Corps for his putting out. The stars on his B-robe guided him through his last two years. The dumpin this and the dumpin that will long be remem- bered and connected with him. As cheerful as an Irish ditty, (Murph knew them all) he had a manner that won friends immediately and will insure success in the future. Murph Company F-1; Sergeant; Boxing (4, 3, 1). 1 306 6 LEON BOWMAN MUSSER, JR. Upper Darby, Pennsylvania Senatorial, Pennsylvaniti A gay lad from Upper Darby with a twinkle in his eye, even brighter than the stars on his collar, was just an- other good reason why Moose was liked by all. Always in a jovial mood, his opinion was respected by all. Leon did much to make everyone ' s life a little more complete. Coaching Plebes and Yearlings was his forte. Except for a couple of false starts on weekend, practically every- thing he turned to went well. Wherever he goes, what- ever he does. Moose will accomplish the difficult. Moose Company B-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Lacrosse (4); Honor Committee (3, 1); Dialectic Societv (4); Chess Club (3); Ski Club (4, 3); Stars (4, 3). CHARLES ROBERT MYER Weston, West Virginia Congressional, 3rJ, West Virginia Diligent and energetic are two adjectives which describe this West Virginian. Mush works hard and plays hard but still finds time to drag and enjoy what pleasures there are at West Point. His ability to meet any situation however difficult it may be, has carried him easily through these three years. Many times he has tangled with the T. D. and come out a close second, but none of these have marred his cheery smile and good nature which have won for him the admiration and friendship of all he meets. Mush Company E-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Football (4, 3); Pistol (4); Debate Club (4, ' 3); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). JEROME FREDRICK NALEID Racine, Wisconsin Coiigressiona , 1st, IVisconsir: In Spite of an insatiable appetite for phonograph records, magazines, and rat-races, Jerry amazed us all with his ability to stay one step ahead of both the Academic and Tactical Departments. He claims that his success is due to his burr haircut, plenty of extra sack, and a daily aSwwp . perusal of the Racine Journal. But if there is ever a job to be done, he is always willing and able to tackle it. Hivcy, cheerful, and possessed with a determination to ' HOWn J succeed, Jerry will be an asset to any outfit. Burrhead ■ " Jl (5bmpany F-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Pistol (4); Ski Club (3, 1). 307 JOHN WILLIAM NANCE , Harrison, Arkansas Cotigress ona , 3r , Arkaiita The Bear was one of the finer athletes of Usmay. He ( ne here from the University of Arkansas, and immediatelv his potentialities as an athlete and a leader came fortji. He could have ranked among the top tactically, b t being the slow, easy-going lad he is, he preferred i remain " one of the boys. ' ' Being a true lover of the sack, he spent many peaceful hours dreaming of better days to come. Always operating, always grinding wheels with the femmes, John was well liked and envied by all. Bear Company B-1; Corporal; Baseball (4, 3, 1); Baskerball (4, 3, 1). GEORGE JOSEPH NELSON HoBOKEN, New Jersey Congressional, 14th, New Jersey Duh Jerge came up the Hudson to West Point from the great metropolis of Hoboken. One of the original Hobo- ken Indians, George supplied us with a working knowl- edge of New York City, a minoroutskirtof his home town. George ' s all-around ability in athletics, his contagious good nature, and his sincere friendliness won the admira- tion and respect of all his classmates. The same qualities which have made him an excellent wife will make him an outstanding officer in his chosen branch. A brilliant career lies before him. Go to it, Jerge! Jerge Company C-2; Basketball (4); Tennis (4). JAMES CLARK NELSON Walla Walla, Washington Congressional, 4th, Washington Jim hails from Walla Walla, the town they loved so well they named it twice, Washington. With a grandiose vocabulary and discerning reasoning, Jim struck his classmates as a man with a level head, a lofty mind, and an indisputable flair for explaining. His is the possession of an intelligence and ability, combined with a love for sports and thoughtfulness for his fellows, that will hold him in good stead wherever he may go. Steady and considerate, Jim will continue to hold the respect of his companions. Jim Company A-1; Sergeant; Baseball C4); Acolytes (3, 1); Missal Readers (4. 3), Debate Club (4); Chess Club (4); Handball (1). I 1 308 i ' 4 G ALBERT MICHAEL NEMETZ Prince George, Virginia Congrcssiomil, 4th, Virginia ' A ready smile and a good word for everybody distin- guished Al from the day he entered West Point. This likeable Southerner from Virginia came to the Academy and has fully established the reputation of Dixie. Ath- letics were Al ' s chief interests, and he climaxed his career by playing first team tackle on the finest football machine Army has ever known. Al never neglected his studies, however, for he was always near the top of his class. At graduation it will be hard to sav goodbye to Al, and the Academy will have a hard time replacing him. Mouse Company B-1; Corporal, Football (4, 3, 1); Lacrosse (4) ' Wrestling (4). RICHARD GORDON NEWELL Centreville, Maryl. nd Congressional, 1st, Maryland Twill is one of those fellows whom we can ' t help but like. He was a soccer ace, a star on the track team, and a great poop sheet artist. Despite a constant fear of the Academic Board ' s big stick, he had time to do many things and make numerous friends. It took him four years to do the trick, but he made it and had fun while doing it. Good-natured, carefree and generous, he has been an ideal wife. Twill will always be everyone ' s friend. Twill Company B-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4, 3, 1); Soccer (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). DAVID ARNOLD NEWMAN San Diego, California Congressional, 23rd, California Born and bred a Navy Junior, Dave forsook the Navy blue and gold for kaydet grey and achieved the aim of his life when he received his appointment. He is com- pletely sold on California, and it ' s easy to set him Reminiscing about the good old days in San Diego. Ithough somewhat plagued with feminine woes, his eas -going, unassuming nature has more than helped h SH win many friends. Cool and always imperturbable, ve can take any problem or trouble in his stride and " s all the traits necessary for a fine officer. Dave mpany E-2; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4); Soccer (4); Ski Club (4). •wwcar oaiiJ ' ta- 309 WAYNE STANLEY NICHOLS West Liberty, Iowa Congressional Isr Iowa Windy came to us from the Corn State after three strenu- ous years of atom cracking and molecule busting at Grinnell College in his home state. His previous three years in college made academics at the Point easy for Nick, and he could have worn stars had he not enjoyed coaching the D-2 goats. His phobia for horses caused Nick many a sleepless night, but his exposure to the modern vehicles of war since leaving his native state should enable Windy to become a real asset to the Army. Windy Company D-2; Corporal, Track (3, 1): Mess Committee (3, 1). PAUL MAXFIELD NORRIS New Milford, Pennsylvania Congressional, 25th, Pennsylvania Paul, with a pre-med background first contacted the Army at West Point. At first troubled with plebe math, his ambition carried him through this crisis. At times indifferent towards Academics, he came through many " close " ones with the Academic Department, purely by his ever-present conviviality. Engaged to Wyn past liv- ing remem brance, he will make good his plans for this beautiful femme at Graduation. With enough morale to stock an entire army, Paul ' s likeable personality and good judgment will make his life as an officer a real service to the Air Corps — his chosen branch. Norry Company H-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (3), Football (4); Soccer (3); Wrestling (4), Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Radio Club (4, 3, 0; Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting (3, 1). 1 9 1 ROGER HURLESS NYE Ida Grove, Iowa Congressional, gth, Iowa A thorough-going exponent of liberal education, Rog lost no time in establishing himself as a master conversa- tionalist. Versed especially in domestic and foreign affairs, he drove first section Yearling government and was concerned primarily with politics and human rela- tions. Secondary interest in sports and the sciences, an appreciative sense of humor, and a natural interest in other people helped him win many friends. As the Army enters more and more into national and world affairs, it can well use a man of his perspective, authoritative- ness, and ambition. Rog Company F-2; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (4. 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). 310 IS ELMER RAYMOND OCHS ' M. Newton, Illinois Congrtssitin.tl, lird, Illtiion Ray came to Usmay from Illinois after one year of college life filled with memories of his O.A.O. and fraternity life. He never worried about a thing for he could alwavs find solace in writing his O.A.O., in his red comforter, cr on the baseball diamond. In between short spurts of studying, he dreamed of graduation and that walk down the aisle to the altar. His easy going grin, cheerfulness, and willingness to lend a helping hand to a buddy will carry him a long way in his chosen profession. Ray Company G-2; Sergeantj Corporal; Baseball (4, 3, 1); Honor Com- mittee (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). I. 4 6 JOHN MILES PATRICK O ' CONNOR Livingston, Mont.an. Congressional , 2nd, Montana Armed with a quick wit, amiable disposition, and rare sense of loyalty, Oke descended from Montana ' s high- lands to fight a winning battle against discipline and regimentation. Dragging and walking the area were his hobbies; humor, his profession. Fascinated by people and imbued with an unsurpassed joy of living, Oke was loved and worshipped by multitudes of devoted friends. He sought happiness by spreading happiness; and wheth- er fighting a chemistry turnout or gallantly " wearin ' the green " on St. Patrick ' s Day, he constantly exuded that genial philosophy of " He who laughs — lasts! " Dynamite Company D-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Basketball (4, 3, 1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (4); Dialectic Societv (4); Ring Committee (3, 1); Skeet (1); Ski Club (1); Hundredth Night Show (4); Fishing Club (1). PATRICK JOSEPH O ' CONNOR Chicago, Illinois Congressional, Sth, Illinois This smiling Irishman came to us from the Windy City of Chicago. An authority on the Irish, he is always glad to argue for the betterment of his clan. One of the hardest-working men in the class, " PJ. " made a success out of his academic career after a slow start. When he isn ' t after the everlasting academics, he seeks haven in his beloved sack. Although a confirmed woman-hater, he still manages to drag pro and consistently. He will make an excellent, hardworking officer. P.J. Company H-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Dialectic Society (3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Company Athletic Representative (3). 311 CARROLL RAYMOND O ' NEILL ■ i«i , Baltimore, Maryland Congrisnoiial, }rt , MiiryLiiui This ambitious Irishman brought his keen wit and infec- tious smile from Baltimore, Maryland. Determined to make a success of life at West Point, he took great inter- est in any activity he undertook. Besides being industri- ous enough to stay out of the goat ranks, Pat allotted his abundant energies to diversified interests. During Plebe year his happy go lucky nature led him into many ■a humorous situation. He was never confronted with a task too difficult — this attribute should enable him to go far in the military profession. Pat Company F-1; Fencing (4, 3, 1); Boxing (4); Wrestling (4); Slci Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1). GORDON HENRY OOSTING Holland, Michigan Honor M A year of engineering at Michigan and earlier days at military school prepared Gordon for the vagaries of life at West Point and made his fourth class year more coherent and stable than most. His classmates, so vividly remembering his erect figure marching out to ranks, gave him the half-awed, half-jesting monicker " the Chest. " None of Oosting ' s many interests is so pressing as to exclude the others — he enjoys reading and playing bridge and is always ready for a game of basketball or a day at the ski slope. Oost ' Company G-2; Lieutenant; Corporal, Lacrosse (4); Ring Committee (4, 3, 1); Chess Club (4); Ski Club (3, 1). RAYMOND EMERSON ORTH, JR. Berkeley, California Senatorial Washington Ray ' s life at the Military Academy revolved mainly in four orbits: the sack, his fight with the German Depart- ment, shipments of grapefruit and dates from home, and a reverential regard for his native California. With no worries about femmes to hamper him, he enjoyed hazin his wives about theirs. Ray did most of the calling for hi wives during Plebe year, and boned up many beautil friendships. He was a good Joe when it came td the Plebe system, but always remained a firm believer in the old West Point. Ray Company C-1; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Radio Club Camera Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (3, 1). 4. h GEORGE FREDRICK OTTE, JR. Ri FR Rouge, Michigan Cons ri.i.uoiijl, 16th, Micl if,Mi Quite a boy, George, a diamond with lots of facets. A walkrng encyclopedia of historical facts and figures. l )iibling for Toscanini on Beethoven ' s Fifth, with hair flying and arms flailing. Boning muck in the gym (slim- cst waist in the company; well, not the biggest). Let ' s sing " ; morning, noon, and night; frat songs, old favorites, and German folk songs. Or " Let ' s argue " ; religion, marriage, Michigan vs. any state. Cultured, never grumpy, fun-loving, Prussian : aw Kern, vehement groundhog. A diamond with lots of facets. Good friend, good soldier, solid fellow with a happy future. Buzz Company G-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Basketball (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Pointer (1); Howitzer (1); Ski Club (3, 1). THOMAS SAWYER OWEN Raymond, Washington Congressional, 3rd, Washington From the time he balanced 17 slices of bread and a piece of cake on his chest in Beast Barracks, Tom was noted in " A " company for his humor, never-worry attitude, and the 39th division rat races. His resounding seal bark through the mess hall was matched by his record-break- ing consumption of food. Academics and women never bothered him. Although taking an active part in such sports as skiing, ice-skating, skeet, riding, swimming, and camping, he still found plenty of time for the sack and boodle. T Company A-l, Corporal; Camera Club (3, 1); Skeet (1); Ski Club (3, 1). JOHN KENNETH PADEN, JR. Los Angeles, California Congressional, 14th, California Because of his tremendous size, he was known as Big Jack to his classmates for he was 215 pounds of har working cadet. He was a hive and a true field soldier i the real sense of the word. A well liked fellow, he was the possessor of a carnivorous appetite. It ' s true that he was athletically inclined, but the sack appealed to him much more often than did the gymnasium. Jack ' s strong determination and pleasant personality have won him many friends here at West Point. Big Jack Company B-1; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Ring Con mittee (4, 3, 1); Water Soccer (4, 3, 1); Handball (4, 3, 1). 313 ' m- STEPHEN JOSEPH PAGANO ViNELAND, New Jersey Congressional, 2nd, New Jersey When we think of Steve we recall a shy smile, a shrug of the shoulder, and a rapid " What ' s cookin ' . Doc? " The cool, naive way he used to sing It ' s A Wonderful World during Beast Barracks helped us all retain our spirits. Vineland, New Jersey, proudly claims Steve and it can be safely said the Jersey Chamber of Commerce has a good representative in the Army. Here ' s to an all around guy who has made one swell wife and will make a real Army officer, the only Steve Pagano. Doc Company B-2; Sergeant; Acolytes (1); Fishing Club (3, 1). FRANCIS MILLER PALMATIER Greenwich, Connecticut SemHorial, Conneclkitt From the illustrious towers of Greenwich came this true son of New England to realize an ambition he had had since the dawn of his memory. Pall found the going a bit roughe r than he expected, especially in academics. He had been an honor student before entering, but once on the academic road, he never could quite stop the flow of negative tenths. His first love among sports has always been tennis, and in the future when not off in " the wild blue yonder, " he will find his way to a court. Pall Company H-2; Fencing (4, 3, 1); Gymnastics (3); Tennis (4, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Skeet (3);_Ski Club_(3, 1). BERNARD JOSEPH PANKOWSKI La Porte, Indiana Congressional, 3rd, Indiana A handsome product of Indiana, B.J. with an awe- inspiring ease overcame the obstacles of Plebe year, academics, and the T.D. Quiet, gracious, and unassum- ing, he soon gained the respect and admiration of all who knew him. His true loves have been ice skating and writing letters to a certain sweet daughter of Nebraska. He will long be remembered by many a goat for the long hours he spent pulling them over the hump. No one can doubt his real success and he will remain a lasting friend to all of us. B.J. Company H-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Honor Committee (4, 3, 1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1), Director (1); Radio Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Stars (4, 3, 1). 314 6 ALEXANDER PAPAJOHN Syracuse, New York Congressional, }irh. New York Pappy took quite a beating in Beast Barracks; he was really given an initiation to the Piebe system. During the early part of Plebe year he also walked his share of tours on the area. He proved himself, however, and the boys let up. A hard and conscientious worker, Pappy was very even tempered. He was a glutton and a con- verted sackoid as one could tell by casual observation. Pappy never failed to aid a friend who needed help — be it in academics or guard duty. Pappy Company B-1; Sergeant; Water Soccer (1). ALEXANDER JAMES PAPATONES SoMERSWORTH, New HAMPSHIRE Senatorial, New Hampshire Pap is the gift of Somersworth, New Hampshire, to deah ole Usmay College. Characterized by his ever-present smile. Pap always was around when the boys got to- gether, whether it was just a B.S. session or a trip to the gym for a game of basketball. Pap was in that envi- able group which never had to worry about academics, although he did have to sweat out German once in a while. Pap ' s pet peeve has been horse-back riding, but he neither was nor ever will be easily kept down. Pap Company C-2; Sergeant. THOMAS W. PARDUE HopKiNsviLLE, Kentucky Senatorial, Kentuck v A quiet Kentuckian, except when politics were in hot discussion, it didn ' t take T W long to earn the respect of everyone. He brought with him to the Academy an eye for bird dogs and basketball, as well as an easy-going disposition and a level temper. Even the fog, sleet, and snow of New York failed to dampen T W ' s chronic good spirits, though he remained always a true son of the South! With this happy combination of qualities how could a member of the " long rifle " set help but succeed! ' 0 TW Coinpanv E-2; Sergeant; Baseball (4); Basketball (4, 3, 1). - ijPWt 1 e J 315 JOSEPH DODGE PARK Portland, Oregon Sahitoricil, Otr jn f yLA ' niA-ir. ' - asTA The last of a long line of Army Parks, Joe came to West Point with a reserve of know-how and initiative rfiat always brought him through the many little trials and troubles — academics especially. His cartoons will be remembered as one of his big contributions, but to th ' of us who lived with him it will be his good-natured an fun-loving temperament. His versatility — actor, athlete, boodle hound, and sackoid — was the thing that always made gloom period a little shorter, and life a little brighter. Joe Company E-lj Corporal; Lacrosse (4, 1); Pointer (4, 3, 1); Dialectic Society (1); Hundredth Night Show (3, 1). CLIFFORD HUTTON PARKE South Bend, Indian. Con ressiofu l 7th Imiitina Only once in a great while is Usmay blessed with such a character as Chops, better known to his colleagues as the human hot water bottle. His photogenic qualities have made the Hoosier the by-word of Popolopen lovers. His genial but commandeering manner has elevated him to loftier realms of the wheels; but he still enjoys the softer climes of the more studious goats. With an uncanny ability to gab, he has had little trouble in letters, tactics, amour. His feet will be in a tank; his heart in Joisey. Chops Companv D-2; Sergeant, General Committee (4, 3, 1); Water Soccer (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). «JT iDi« JOHN GRIFFIN PARKER West Hartford, Connecticut SenatoriaL Connecticut Sleepy John, the cheerful Irishman from West Hartford, Connecticut, is an oddity for West Point — one of the few men who never lets the system get him down. While men around him complain about the Tactical Depart- ment or Academic Board, Jack goes blissfully on his way completely unaware that there is any cause for bitterness. Equipped with the power to sleep anywhere anytime, a fabulous memory, a skeptical view of the fairer sex, an easy going nature, and plenty of ability, he ' s one of the best and will go far. Sleepy John Company C-1; Sergeant; Ski Club (3, 1). 1 9 ??$ 6 WILLIAM CROOM PARKER ARLiNciTON, ViK(iiNi, Congreistonal rd, Arkansas Bill, an Army brat, is as faithful as the day is long. Although a red boy artist, he can produce a great deal of energy when necessary. Even though he was a believer in the woman hater species, he was converted during Yearling year and became a faithful draggoid. Genial, unassuming, constantly bewildered by his successes or failures, there can be no mistaking his success as a cadet. Bill was always a convincing talker and could hold his own in any argument. Bill will be a credit to the Army. Bill Company H-2; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir C4, 3, 1); Dialectic So- ciety (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Company Athletic Representative. WILLIAM ROBERT PARKER L. R. MiE, Wyoming Coiignssional , 1st, Wyoming Bill, the Wyoming kid, is well known for his love of the wide open spaces in the West. He is very firmly convinced that Wyoming is the only place to live. Bill also has quite a reputation for his tap dancing in the halls, his storms, and his numerous encounters with the Tactical Department. He is a great handball enthusiast and spends most of his afternoons, except when he joins his friends for walks in the area, in the handball courts. Bill ' s cheerfulness will always stand him in good stead. Willie Company H-2; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). ELEAZAR PARMLY, IV Washington, District of Columbia Senatorial, Utah " Lee ' s quite a boy . . . han ' some, subtle, imperturbable . . . just wait ' til he gets a uniform, " so said his high school annual. And then he got the uniform. Plebe year was scarcely over before Parmly ' s Path on the area be- came well known. But being long and mostly legs, Lee oon found running to be his true love. On intramurder and then on corps squad he ran cross-country and the mile. He just never did quite outdistance the Tactical Department, but along with everything else he even took it in his stride. Lee Company E-2; Sergeant; Track (4, 3, 1); Cross Country (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3). 317 CHARLES HENRY PARSONS, II Arlington, Virginia At Ljrt c, Pyisidiiiticil Chuck, a brat with a crew cut who entered West Point from Sully ' s knowing what was in store, has made all of us proud of him. Chuck never worried — he always ended 0.0 pro, dragged pro, and spent numerous hours reading, in the sack, or walking. The ability to have a good time under any circumstances reflected his out- standing character and desirable personality. With all respect to his true goat spirit and slight indifference, the Army will profit in receipt of this sincere roommate of untold capabilities. Chuck Company C-2, Sergeant, Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). JAMES ERNEST PASCHALL Wilson, North Carolin. Cmgnssioiul , Ind, North Carolina For Jim, West Point was the culmination of a lifetime ambition and years of striving. To the Corps he has con- tributed a well rounded character, compounded of expe- rience at the Citadel and in the Army as an aviation student, and a forceful personality that made him a prominent figure in his class. His unfailing good humor livened many long evenings of studying. In the realm of athletics he was unsurpassabl e. In the future, whatever his occupation, he will serve in the traditions of duty and honor inspired by West Point. Big Jim Company E-lj Lieutenant; Corporal; Track (4); Gymnastics (3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Skeet (1;; Ski Club (4). RICHARD ARTHUR PATTERSON Altoona, Pennsylvania Contort suonal, 10th, Illinois From the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania came Altoona ' s gift to West Point. And a real, worthy gift it was, too. For three years, the halls of North Barracks were brightened considerably by this bundle of joy and good humor, our boy, the Pud. The little smiling one could always be depended on to liven up any gathering by his contagious energetic good nature. We will always remember and admire him for his friendliness and loyalty. West Point is losing a good man; the Army is getting a good officer. Pud Company C-2; Sergeant; Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). «t 318 ' s ROBERT FRANCIS PATTERSON Ntw York City, New York Infiy Black hair, a broad Irish smile, getting up at Rcvcillt anJ waking up at noon — that ' s Pat. Hailing from Long Island, he came to West Point via the Air Corps. A great entertainer, whether complaining about the T.D. or telling about a big weekend. Bob is always good for a lot of laughs. A natural ability to fathom academics enabled him to take in all of the social functions where he was a big favorite with the weaker sex. He ' s an ideal wife and a good soldier. Pat Company D-2- Cross Country (4, 3); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1): Ski Club (4, 3); Glee Club (4, 3, 1). - 1S»9W " :i laty W ' ' 6 GEORGE SMITH PATTON South Hamilton, Mass. chusetts Congrissional, Uth, Massachusttts The connecting file between the old and the new — George came to West Point in 1942 steeped in Army tradition. Like his father, who commands the Third Army, George commands any situation that comes his way, be it femmes, boodle or a falling out dumbjohn. He has held up his end of the family rank, first becoming sink sergeant and then a high ranking corporal. His motto has always been: The Army first, my fellow man second, and me third. The Army retains a soldier, an athlete, a gentleman. M-8 Company F-2; Lieutenant; Battalion Adjutant, 2nd Bn., 2nd Regt.; Corporal; Track (4); Lacrosse (4); Hockey (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Ushers (1); Debate Club (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1); Mess Committee (1). RICHARD GLENN PATTON Carthage, Tennessee Conirasiotial, 4th, Ttnmssic A true scholar and a gentleman, Dick has retained his conscientiousness, quiet efficiency, and good-natured dis- position through three years of steady application to whatever tasks confronted him. Well-rounded in every phase of intellectual activity, he sacrificed stars to lend a helping hand to others less gifted. Dick was always ready to join in on any activity — singing, playing his clarinet, dragging, athletics (despite a broken ankle in skiing Yearling winter), or hitting the red comforter. His character and capabilities will not go long unrecog- nized in whatever field he follows. Dick Company D-2; Honor Committee (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4. 3,1); Cadet Concert Orchestra (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1), Glee Club (4, 3, 1). ROSCOE ELL WOOD PATTON Tucson, Arizona Senatorial, Arizona From the picturesque West, Roscoe brought a carefree attitude to Plebe life. Yearling year found him with a firm seriousness, amazingly diligent and industrious about it all. Always ready to partake in a bit of boister- ous fun making, he was never too busy to tell about the lure of the thorny cacti of Arizona. A friend to everyone, he would always lend a helping hand when it was most needed. He possesses the undaunting chivalry and clean cut personality that will bring him success and well being wherever he goes. Roscoe Company B-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Lacrosse (4); Rifle (4, 3, 1), Ski Club (3,1). ■ ARTHUR WILLIAM PENCE, JR. Washington, District of Columbia At Largt Instilled with the spirit of accomplishment, the Runt has evinced all the qualities of true leadership and ability in every sphere of activities at the Academy. Gifted with an unbelievably affable and congenial personality, Runt will long be remembered by the many friends he has made. His unwavering sense of duty, his efficiency, both physical and mental, his unselfish spirit, and his ready smile are but a few of Runt ' s admirable .traits. Life ' s obstacles will prove to be mere stepping stones in the path of this man ' s brilliant career. Runt Company F-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; (4, 3, 1). ing (4, 3, 1); Ca WILLIAM FULLER PENCE District of Columbia Senatorial, Ohii An Army man from birth. Bill was unavoidably destined to membership in the Corps of Cadets and inevitably will remain in the service for the rest of his unhurried life. His doctrine is to shun the turbulent and the worrisome; to seek the enjoyable; to avoid all forms of strenuous exertion, except when necessary in behalf of a distressed; comrade. Academics well in hand, no trouble with thi Tactical Department, the maximum of fun: this sums Bill ' s cadet career and indicates the characteristics which will always be his. Company D-2, Sergeant; Ski Club (3, 1). 320 6 BILLY PAT PENDERGRASS Sv% ' Htr vATER, Texas Congressional, 17th, Texas Pat IS far too modest to admit that he is from Texas, but the prairie winds fill his colorful speech. As soon as he came to the Academy, he hunted for the efficient way to di) things and set out to take life easy. This was impossible, so Pat fought a losing battle for three years without, however, losing a major skirmish with either the Tactical or Academic Departments. Out of the sack he ' s demonstrated the qualities that make a good cadet, a real wife, and a true officer. The Ranger Company G-1; Sergeant; Corporal, Ski Club (3, 1). RALPH HUGH PENNINGTON Wichita, Kansas Senator ' uil, Kansas Noted for his ability to haze the men in his division with either an oboe or a tin flute, Ralph was nevertheless well liked by his classmates for his joviality. In the time between concerts and the sack, he helped many goats in their struggles with the Academic Department. At first he was amazed by the militarism of Usmay, but aided by his outstanding ability, he took all that West Point had to offer. His ability to apply himself will carry him far in the days to come. Doc Prime Company C-1; Corporal; Cadet Concert Orchestra (4, 3, l)j Stars (4, 3). -. 4 . ' .-a . -«crAt " §g?i« £ -ffiir ' iK?sa?.i»;.-. ' ' 5.: JOSEPH PETER PEPE Haverhill, Massachusetts Congressional, 6th, M.assachusetts But for the usual disagreements with the T.D. Joe led a _ quiet life during his stay with the Long Grey Line. He i ' a well liked, easy going fellow who makes a practice oi acquiring long lasting friendships. Joe was one of the first to discover the delightful satisfaction that could be gotten from the old sack, and he believed in taking pleasure from where it came. When Joe takes his place in the line of grads, the Army will receive a man who will make a fine officer. Ioe Company D-1; Lieutenant, Corporal. 321 ifm ' --- ERNEST ANTHONY PEPIN Norwich, Connecticut Cotigressiotia , 2nd Connecticut Ernie arrived at West Point with a New England accent and a multitude of feminine alliances which have been handled with a strategy that should have been used on the Phil Department. His ability to enjoy the lighter side of life did not detract one bit from his will to succeed and advance, his work at the Academy, from the first day, being characterized by extreme conscientiousness and determination. His intimate friends will always remem- ber him for his earnestness of purpose, firmness in convic- tions, and steadfastness in his own beliefs. Pep Company H-1, Sergeant, Corporal. JOHN PERKINS III Midland, Tex. s Honor School From Texas to West Point was an easy ]ump for Perk, and he started off to be successful in everything he did. From Beast Barracks, through Plebe, Yearling, and finally First Class year he demonstrated all of the qualities which are associated with a West Pointer. First section math — on the Plebe boxing team — in every- thing that was offered. Perk excelled. He was never one to neglect a theme or a hop, and he came out tops in both. Perk Company H-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Boxing (4); Ski Club (3, 1). i GILBERT E ' ERETT PERRY, JR. Harper ' s Ferry, West Virc.ini, Congmuouijl, Ifirh, Penusylvtmni Being turned out in Spanish Plebe year failed to alter Gil ' s indifferent, easy-going way. Having spent two years at college in West Virginia, he never let academics bother him or keep him from spending much of his spare time in the sack. Letter writing, dragging, and magazine reading also occupied a considerable portion of his leisure hours. Few men of Big Gil ' s size surpass him in athletics or on the dance floor. His friendly manner, ability, and enthusiasm will make of him an excellent officer in our Army. Big Gil Company A-1; Sergeant; Football (4). 1 9f mff •fe .i? sai»sxc ' " " ' WILTON BURTON PERSONS, JR. Kansas City, Missouri Giiigrcsuoih)!, 7th, Nonh dro ltia July ' 43 found the Army presenting Army with a slightly nervous but plenty conscientious prospective officer. Even countless Beast Barracks storms and Plebe rattles couldn ' t keep Willy from the top of the academic ladder. Plebe year and ambition left him a conscientious man with a resolve to do nothing halfway. A man who can adapt himself to any type of company, he commands the respect of subordinates and superiors alike. Here is a man you can count on to deliver the extra trimmings to keep any job far above mediocrity. Willy Company G-1; Sergeant, Track (4), Ski Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (4, 1). DA TD MERRITT PETERS Wmluku, Maui, Hawaii Tht Dtligatc from Hawaii Hailing from Maui, Pete will be remembered by the Hawaiian songs he sang for the upperclassmen during his Plebe year. His neatness and leadership have placed him in the esteem of all of his associates. His determination while at West Point has enabled him to master academics just as that quality shall enable him to master those situations in later life for which he has so energetically trained. Dave has been an understanding and generous roommate, amusing his wives with instruction in the hula and with tales of the enchanted islands. Pete Company A-2, Lieutenant; Corporal; Cross Country ' 4); Camera Club (3, l);Ski Club (3, 1). BERNARD ALLEN PETRIE Detroit, Michigan Congressional, 1st, Michigan Carried forward by his creed, " To the devil with lean women and lofty sentiments, " Pete won our admiration for his academic achievements and his excellent racquet play on the squash or tennis court. His many friends will remember him not for his stars but for his ready wit and fine fellowship in barrack life. With enviable energy he ?:COvered a myriad of subjects ranging from " Political Economy in Southern Rhodesia " to " Psychopathology in Everyday Life. " Here is one who will reach his goal, however high it may be set. Pete Company G-2; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4); Soccer (4); Tennis (4, 3, 1); Squash Club (4, 3, 1); Stars (4). ;-■» P- 323 ROCCO ANTHONY PETRONE Amsterdam, New York Congressional 30th, New York Pete got to West Point because he had the zeal and ability to prep himself. He is that way about everything. Any of us remembering him dominating a horse at nJing classes know that he will try anything once. Academics and the TD kept him pretty busy Plebe year, bufjj found time to play football Yearling year. A trip to the " gym, a book, a seat at the movies, or a B.S. session filled his leisure moments. His determination should carry him a long way in the service. Pete Company G-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Football (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). EUGENE VINCENT PFAUTH Fairmont, Minnesota Army Two months after enlisting in the Air Corps, Gene found himself in Australia. When he entered West Point on an Army appointment he had seventeen months ' service overseas plus an unlimited supply of Army tales. Seldom during his stay at West Point did he lose patience or composure, even when his name was forever mispro- nounced. Always methodical and persevering in tasks both large and small, he strove only for results. From model airplanes to the Air Corps to West Point his goal was " the wild blue yonder. " Gene Company B-2; Supply Sergeant. ' Vy5 o5!SNi« THOMAS EDWARD PFEIFER Brooklyn, New York Congressional, ird. New York From the wilds of Brooklyn to West Point was but a small step for Tom. Ever loyal to his native state he always claimed that New York has the most beautiful climate and women in the world, while his Southern wives thought otherwise. His quiet, unassuming manner has made for him many friends at West Point and will continue to do so in the years to come. Earnest and hard working, West Point and the Army always can be proud of him and sure of a job well done. Tom Company E-2; Sergeant; Rifle (4). i 1 ii 9 jr 324 Vi- I it ROBERT HAZEN PHILIPS Sterling, Illinois Cmgmnoti.i , Bth, lllniou Phil came to the Academy with one desire, that to be- come a soldier. With a thirst for tactical knowledge and an ability to retain it, he developed a keen sense of military logic. An athlete through and through, Phil was always ready for a game of anything. His broad smile and broader line have won him countless friends, and his genial way has made him tops as a classmate. Never indifferent and yet never enthusiastic, this man ' s man is a born leader who will always do credit to the Corps. Phil Company D-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4); Basketball (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Handball (1); Weight Lifting (1). «? " rjM«cwt+ i 6 WILLIAM R. PHILLIPS MoNTCL. iR, New Jersey Ctmgnssiona , llth, Niw Jersey Being a resident of New Jersey, Bill was almost at home at West Point; but he found military life not too pleasant a contrast to the carefree existence he had known as a civilian. After a year at the Academy, Bill was practi- cally married; but he sailed a true course and succumbed to this fate only after the gold bars had been successfully won. Always a great one for organization. Bill could be counted on for a pro drag. Reveille was his favorite formation. Bill Company E-1; Track (4); Ski Club (3, 1). ALEXANDER DOMINIC PIEROWICH Hamtramck, Michigan Congreiiioiial, 1st, Michigiiti With dauntless ambition and a will to keep going, Al forever kept his classmates guessing as to where he ' d strike next. His college experience at Arkansas and Wayne made it possible for him to have little trouble with academics, and his subsequent indulgence in extra- curricular activities goes without saying. His natural Sense of humor and an engineer ' s knack of achieving a solution will certainly stand him well for years to come. A solid taste for discipline and his unparalleled drive will make him a well respected and efficient officer. Alex - ' A Company B-1; Sergeant; Track (4); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (1); H,uuih,ill (1); Squash Club (1); Fishing Club (3, 1). I 325 ' WT»«B5?i tf ■ JOHN EMMETT PITTS, JR. Auburn, Alabama Congressional, 3rii, Alabama There ' s never a dull moment when Jawn is around; you can bet your life on that. In waking moments, his was the life of a Boii ivant. He ' s a gay party man with a lady killing smile, a warm and winning friendliness, a rare knack for story telling, a natural way of always doing the right thing. Along with these social attributes, and a slight leaning toward his beloved red boy and boodle, Jawn has the ability to finish any job he starts, and that ' s what counts in this man ' s Army. Jawn Company C-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1). WADE HAMPTON PITTS, JR. JoNESBORO, Arkansas Coiigressiotial, 1st, Arkansas An M.I.T. background supplementing his inherent bril- liance has necessitated Wade ' s looking to the field of personality in which to excel in the true Pitts fashion. Certainly there could be no reference to Wade excluding a mention of his excellent physical capabilities and superb boxing ability. In the general application of his tenacious, persevering, uncompromising, searching ap- proach toward any problem or question which presented itself, his Spartan-like efficiency is most evident. Such consistency, reinforced with iron will and unfailing logic, made indelible his impression on the minds of those who knew him. Spoony Companv A-1; Sergeant, Corporal; Track (4); Football (4); Lacrosse (4); Boxing (3, 1); Howitzer (3. 0; Radio Club (A, 3, 1); Camera Club (4, 3, 1). . RICHARD JOHN PITZER CoNNELLSViLLE, PENNSYLVANIA Co igressiofial , 24th, Pennsylvania Dick hails from — and raves about — Connellsville, Penn- sylvania. A great wife, with his cordial smile and broad sense of humor, he has made many life-long friends. Being very active in sports, a football and basketball letterman at Connellsville, he has earned his Army " A " s in football and track while at the Academy. His favorite pastimes are eating, playing sweet sentimental tunes on his trumpet, and more eating. Big Pitz ' s fine sense of understanding and his natural ability to carry responsi- bility will make him a noteworthy officer in the Regular Army. Pitz Company G-2; Sergeant, Corporal; Track (4, 3); Football (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). yfc ( DAVID HEBER PLANK Snohomtsh, Washincton Cnufrnuoiial, 2ni , IWishnif tmi While his classmates were gloating over their new gold bars, Dave was shining his old ones to don them anew; for he gave up a commission in order to earn it all over again the West Point way. The experience he gained as an officer, his dependable sense of judgment, his con- geniality, and his conversational ability made Dave just as popular with underclassmen and upperclassmen as with his own classmates. Inherently untrammeled men- tally, he enjoys relaxing with his pipe and a good con- versation or a bit of classical music. Dave Company E-1; Sergeant; Corporal, Honor Committee (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, }, 1); Ski Club (4, 3); Fishing Club (3). 6 HOWARD ERNST PLEUSS Manitowoc, Wisconsin Honor School Never a hive, he always managed to be pro when neces- sary. His genial disposition and cooperative spirit made him a perfect wife. Never much interested in athletics, he always put out hard at the proper times. Devoted to his girl, he never dragged, but he was an excellent com- panion for his wives and classmates. His advanced age gave him composure and dignity. He missed most of the storms of Plebe year and seldom made the quill sheet. Prediction; he will make a crackcrjack officer and be bald in ten years. Plur Company F-1; Sergeant; Skeet (1); Ski Club (3, 1). BRYCE FOE II Denver, Colorado Congrtaioihil , 1st, Colorado Bryce tried long and hard to get an appointment, mean- while gaining a slight edge on the Academic Department by virtue of courses at two colleges. He spent most of Plebe year deriding the Eastern seaboard, and Yearling winter in the fencing room mastering the dueling sword. For some strange reason you could always be certain that he knew the exact number of days, hours, minutes, and seconds until the next leave, furlough, or weekend. Graduation brings Bryce his chance for an Army career — the career that he has always wanted. Buck Company H-2, Corporal; Lacrosse (4); Fencing (4, 3, 1); Minor " A " ; Skeet (4, 3, 1). vS ! . 327 RICHARD SHARON POHL Dayton, Ohio Senatorial Ohio Always happy, Bean has never been seen frowning except at six o ' clock in the morning. Coming to West Point from Sullivan ' s, he waited a year to show everybody he could shine in academics without so much as opening a book. An outstanding athlete as well, he became an integral part of Army ' s best swimming team. Although the flankers ' leading draggoid, rarely missing a hop, he never let fun interfere with work. To his friends, and he has no enemies, Dick will always be tops in everything. Dick Company A-1; Lieutenantj Corporal, Swimming (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (1); Water Soccer (3, 1). REUBEN POMERANTZ Hartford, Connecticut Congressional, ht, Connecticut Pom came to the Point as an entrepreneur from Trinity College where he edged out a degree in chemistry. It wasn ' t long before Reub was campaigned as Peoples Choice for First Captain, and Pine Camp brought him the title of B.T.O. Our Howitzer Manager always had the hot poop and was a human D.B. P - - rantz was always a firm believer in May it be said well done as is evidenced by his efforts on our Howitzer. His conscien- tious understanding and friendliness is bound to make Reub a fine officer. Reub Company G-1; Sergeant; Baseball (4); Howitzer (4, 3, 1), Business Mgr. ; Squash Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (3, 1). FRANK WILLIAM PORTER, JR. Kenova, West Virginia Congressional, 4th, West Virginia Wild Bill was one of those rare individuals who managed to keep up with the system and academics and still emerge with a fine sense of humor. He has had his trouble with the T. D., but he has always managed to talk his way out of every trap. His love for the red boy w overshadowed only by his love for boodle. Loyal as the come, this West Virginian will always be the friend, everyone. West Point loses a good man, but the Ariu gains a good officer. Company E-2; Sergeant; Football (4); Howitzer (3). 1 ii 328 1 6 GEORGE JEWEL PORTER Mahion. Ohio Cotif tssional, Sth, Ohio jigc is an ever dependable individual of substantial abilities and ambitions. George, better known to his iicnJs as Jude, is quiet and reserved. He takes a keen interest in books and reads whenever he gets a chance, e ' s one love is amateur radio. He will walk a mile to dit-dah-dit with a radio set. He is looking forward to the day when hams will be able once more to set the ether vibrating. George has a deep sense of responsibility and will make a fine, dependable officer. Jude Company E-1; Sergeant, Radio Club (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1). WESLEY WENTZ POSVAR Cleveland, Ohio Seiuitoruil, Ohto, Senator Taft From the moment Wes entered the gates of this Academy, it was obvious that his was an outstanding character, certain to win a rightful place among the great graduates of the past. From his native Middlewest he brought and maintained an enviable record. Wes ' s military, scholas- tic, and athletic ability have won the respect and admira- tion of the Corps, and his ever cheerful spirit and sincere friendliness have won the friendship of all who know him. An outstanding leader, he will be superior in any field he chooses to enter. Red Companv C-2; Captain; Corporal; Track (4, 3, 1); Honor Committee (4, 3); Cadet Chapel Ushers (1); Stars (4, 3, 1). E. LLOYD POWERS Georgetown, Illinois Congressional 18th, Illinois Coming to West Point via the University of Illinois, Wally ' s many interests included athletics, dragging, andj sack. A natural muscle man, he excelled in all. With: many interesting experiences behind him, he had lirtic difficulty in taking the system in his stride. A one woman man from start to finish, he was never troubled with difficulties of this type. Possessor of a great sense of humor and the ability to make friends easily, he has won the respect, admiration, and friendship of all. His many attributes assure his success. Wallx Company B-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Football (4), Wrestling (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (1). t m WILLIAM CLINTON POWERS Frederic KTOWN, Pennsylvania Congrtssioin:!, 25th, Peiinn i ' .itiiir After two fascinating years of wine, women, and song in college. Bill ' s ambitions were eclipsed with an ap- pointment to West Point. It is hardly necessary to add that Bill ' s activities were greatly altered. " I ' d rather he baldheaded than redheaded, " was his cry throughout Plebe year; and by the end of Yearling summer he had almost gotten his wish. In scanning the pages of this Annual, his classmates will best remember him for his episodes in New York City, his beautiful blind drags, and all the trouble he had with mechanics. Bill Company G-1; Sergeant, Baseball (4), Howitzer (4); Camera Club (1); Squash Club CO- EARL FRANCIS POYTRESS San Jose, California Congressional, Sth, California Plump, witty, and blonde-haired (the few that remain — these words portray the hiviest man in D Co. He brought with him a disposition as bright as the eternal sunshine that he claims for his native state. He made good use of a college diploma to earn his stars. Besides maintaining his own academic standing, he was always willing to devote many hours to the coaching of the goatier men. With the femmes he had a certain finesse; there was no doubt, however, as to his faithfulness to the O.A.O. Cisco Companv D-1, Lieutenant; Corporal; Swimming (4), Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1), Golf Club (,4), Ski Club (4), Stars (4, 3, 1). BILLY McCALL PRESTIDGE Ennis, Texas Congressional, 6th, Texas Sincere yet carefree, a true son of the Lone Star State and mighty proud of it. Bill is an all-round good guy. He has realized one life-long ambition, that of gaining a West Point appointment; at present his prime ambitions are to become a good officer and to marry that certain girl from the home town. Quiet and sound in judgment, these qualities assure his success in a service career. The Army will have no reason in the future to regret the day Bill graduated from this institution. Bill Companv H-1, Sergeant, Corporal; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1). I 330 i ItXtt A d 1 fe 6 ERNEST WILLET PRE ' OST Anderson, South Carolina Congressioihil, 5th, South Carolhiti Pre arrived at West Point knowing what to expect and came through the rigors of Beast Barracks none the worse for wear. He ' s a fellow with plenty of the will to work and to win, and a real desire to reflect credit on the Academy. His modest, sincere, cheerful attitude has won him the respect and friendship of all. Southern hospital- ity has no doubt played its part in his success. The Army will always need a real soldier and at the Point, Pre has proved that he is what the Army needs. Pre Company B-1; Sergeant (1); Corporal (3); Track (3); Ski Club (3, 1). JOHN THOMAS PRICE, JR. Amarillo, Texas Conyrtssional, ISth, Ttxas Johnny came bounding into the Academy from the Republic of Texas. He specked his way in academics. He liked rat races and sponsored big boodle fights in the 43rd Division. This Texan was a great griper. Usually he really didn ' t mean it and his classmates enjoyed his droll complaints. His only real trouble was with a little proey down South. You might have called Johnny eager. At any rate, he liked to do what he did as cthciently as possible. He ' ll make a good officer for that, and other reasons. Johnny Company A-2, Lieutenant; Corporal; Track (4, 1); Cross Country (4), Numerals; Handball (3). THOMAS GIATANO PROVENZANO New York City, New York Congrtssiotul, 20th, New York From the main artery of the Empire State came hand- some Tom to assume his well-earned position as a mem- ber of the Corps. His mathematical mind and scientific interest helped him to become a consistent member of the upper sections in all engineering subjects. A general participant in all forms of athletics, Tom demonstrated his best ability at handball and represented West Point m numerous matches. Current history, both scientific and political, provided Tom with a special interest that will keep him abreast of advancement both in spirit and position. Tom Company H-1 , Corporal, Handball (3, 1). .W- " v»5p ti. 331 v!?ah ?a MURRAY PUTZER Newark, New Jersey Congressional, 11th, Ntw Ji ' rsey Murray has been one of those fellows you never see rnuc of but are always hearing about. He came to West with a varied career as an engineering student aifi soldier, all of which endowed him with a keen sense of humor and reservoir of common sense. Hiving academi in the minimum time, Murray put his free time to good use, coaching classmates, listening to the radio during C.Q. and looking for a good argument. His pleasant easy-going manner will continue to win him many friends. Murray Company H-1; Sergeant, Ski Club (4, 3, !)■ RAOUL JEAN QUANTZ Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Congrtssional , 31sr, Ptmisyh His daily question: " Has the tac? " , an ability to grin in every circumstance, plus the warm quality which welds everlasting good fellowship are the things for which he ' ll long be remembered as an admiring Corps welcomes him into its ranks. A light hearted zest for a game called soccer and a physique to supply the essential endurance never to be forgotten by at least one company of moaning grass drillers marked him. We need never wish him success nor good luck — these are inevitables for a truly admirable classmate. Woo Company G-1; Sergeant; Soccer (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Slci Club (4, 3, 1). •iJTrVWDSW PAUL JOSEPH QUINN Pasadena, California Congressional, 20th, California Although this sleepy red-headed Irishman spent count- less hours in the sack and on the high-bar, he still found plenty of time to make more than his share of friends and to prove that a man can get his normal twelve hours of sleep and still keep the Academic Department on the run. Sincerity, sympathy, and an unbeatable good-nature make him a man impossible to dislike. When these qualities are supplemented by ability and perseverance, you have a man hard to beat, as demonstrated in his successes as captain of the gym team. P.J. Company E-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Soccer (4); Gymnastics (4, 3, 1). A ! - ALBERT LYLE RAMSEY, JR. Franklin, North Carolina Congressional, ilth. North Carolina Al came to West Point knowing what he was boning the Army. Four years of military at N. C. State ha already made the Colonel a real soldier. When Plcbe academics came along, Al had a rough time but came ouc on top by his typical hard work. Although he was adept at all sports, Al ' s favorites were riding and skcct, true to form as a Southern gentleman. He was one of the boys at West Point and will be anywhere he goes. Al will be a serious, farsighted officer. Colonll Company D-1; Captain; Corporal; 1st Regt. Adjutant; Cadet Chapc-I Ushers CO; Skeet (3. Oi Fishing Club (3, 1). ►5= B» " CW r 6 E ERETT LIPSCOMB REA Holton, Indiana Cong issional, 9th, Indiana Ev came to A-1 company a victim of the Academic Board and a stranger to most of us. Surmounting these obstacles with comparatively little difficulty, he became well liked by all who knew him and a familiar occupant of the hotel. Small arms was his hobby and current events, his pastime. The sack, a good book, and a radio program usually sufficed, but a weekend in New York always seemed to have an attraction. No one knew whence he came, but everyone was aware that he was going places. Ev Company A-1; Sergeant; Soccer (4); Camera Club (1). MARVIN CHAPMAN REED Tishomingo, Oklahoma Congressional, 4th, Oklahoma From the plains of Oklahoma Toby brought to West Point a cheerful disposition and a will to win. Taking things as they come might well express his philosophy of life; and with this philosophy Marvin fought the Academic Board, and won the lasting friendship of cadets of both regiments. Never willing to be regimented but always willing to work, he gained the respect of all classes. As his classmates remember him so will the Army find him an original thinker and a sincere and anseltish friend. Toby " Sfempany F-2; Sergeant; Radio Club (3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1). 333 WILLIAM PRESTON REED Fulton, Kentucky Senatorial, Kentucky Vanderbik ' s contribution to " A " Company was Spider from Kentucky. Tall and black-eyed, he never lost his love for college and DKE. One of the younger members of his class, Spider came to West Point possessing the inherently good qualities which made him the all- around fine man he is today. He was rarely seen out of his beloved sack except when going to track and basket- ball. If friends count, he will go far as an officer; he will be an exceptional credit to West Point and the Army. Spider Company A-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4); Basketball (4, 3, 1); Chess Club (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). WILLIAM THOMAS REEDER Fort Worth, Texas Congressional, 11th, Texas Wildly disheveled hair and a lopsided Texas grin are Tom ' s most outward characteristics. Before entering Usmay this lanky Teasipper enjoyed life at Texas Uni- versity. The same passive, good-natured slowness which left him a little on the goaty side in academics endeared him to his friends along with his resourceful wit and an uncanny ability for putting over a good story in that wonderful Forth Worth drawl. High among his assets is a delicate sense of tact which make him a diplomat worthy of the most difficult situations and a B-ache artist extraordinary. Tom Company H-2; Corporal; Track (4, 3); Cross Country (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4); Sunday School Teachers (3, 1); Pointer (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (4); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). 1 ROBERT BRADLEY RHEAULT Westwood, Mass.4Chusetts Senatorial, Massachusetts Bob came to us from New England with a love for winter sports, horses, brunettes, and corny music. Quick and efficient, he has had little trouble with the system, his biggest task at West Point being the correction of the pronunciation of his name to rhyme with " throw. " His favorite word, " navree, " indicates his French descent. Broad-minded, he has made friends in all classes and become a valuable member of the Corps. With brains and a constant desire for improvement, he is assured a successful career in the Army. Ray-alt Company C-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Ski Club (4, 3, 1). iminu « ' .« 334 k. MARION RICH RICHARDS f Morgan, Utah Congressional, 1st, Utah Morgan, Utah, sent Jack to West Point with a level head that was not lost in Plebe storms or recognition. Spanish almost marred the joys of his first year, but as a Yearlrng he won the race with the Academic Department without any trouble. Resignation to life as a cadet, and " No plebe is worth a slug, " were his policies and they man- aged to keep him well clear of trouble. Attempting the impossible. Jack put in some of his best work trying to reform his roommates. His biggest fault: puns. Jack Company G-1; Sergeant; Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). 6 WILLIAM GIBSON RICHARDS CoALDALE, Pennsylvania Coni,rtssio U)l, lith, Pe insylvtiiuti In came the smile, and behind it was Coaldale. Always looking at the bright side he would not even let the system dampen his outlook. A close call with the Aca- demic Board at the end of Plebe year failed to worry him more than did the Tactical Department, which seemed to be the least of his burdens. He found much time for the more enjoyable side of cadet life — dragging, sports, and B.S. His gay spirit has won him many friends and will carry him far in the future. Coaldale Company D-1; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Howitzer (4). ROBERT TYLER RICHMOND Lyndon, Kentucky Honor School Baseball, football, yes, even tennis — that ' s Bob Rich- mond, one of the boys that proved a good little man can go places in athletics. Bob came to us from Kentucky, a borderline state, but it wasn ' t long before everyone knew he was definitely a Rebel at heart. Academics caused Bob a little trouble, but to him they were just another obstacle. Bob ' s achievements did not stop at athletics. His good nature and pleasing personality soon made him one of the most popular men in the Corps. Bob Company A-2; Captain; Corporal; Baseball (4, 1), Monogram; Football (4, 3, 1), Numerals; Tennis (1); Cadet Chapel Ushers (1). 335 ■5i,-«?K ' f« ' - . -■ . 0 FRANK ALBERT RICHTER Jackson, Michigan Congressional, Ind, Michigan Good things come in small packages, and Frank is no exception. Short, stocky, and full of life he was always ready for anything that came along. We ' ll never forget his athletic ability— those basketball games after early chapel, and the intramurder football games. Athletics were not his only asset; he was as smart as they come, but naturally the red boy came before books. Not a better wife could be had — good natured, likeable, and always the life of the party. Frank cannot help being a great officer. Paddles Company A-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Gymnastics (4); Camera Club (1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1). JOHN A. RIEDEL, JR. Boulder, Montana Congrissional , 1st, Montana Al came from the territory of Montana, an innocent boy who had two years of previous military training at Kemper Military Academy. He was a woman hater until June ' 44, but from then on a draggoid of the first degree. Having spent a lot of time on Flirty, Al missed a lot of West Point ' s military atmosphere; nevertheless, he was essentially a cadet. An area bird, he reflects H-Co ' s traditional indifference to the system. When the Army gets Al, it gets a well-liked, true soldier; one we ' ll all be proud of. Al Company H-2; Sergeant; Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Rifle Expert. JOSEPH GEORGE RIOUX Attleboro, Massachusetts Senatorial Arriving at West Point just late enough to walk into a rough bath formation, Joe ' s first reaction to our Alma Mater was, " Leave us get outta here. " However, Plebe Year, academics, and the area soon became incidental to this amiable Massachusetts protege. The important thing was a full enjoyment of life and Joe ' s satirical humon gave us many laughs. Seldom a complainer, a diligent worker, and one of the more notorious and inveterate cadet jokers, Joe is headed for a life full of friends and success. Company G-2; Sergeant; Ski Club (3, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter. 336 ' , 6 LOUIS NELSON ROBERTS fsviLLE, Indiana Coiii retsimia , llth, hiJicitia The t;rim determination of a man to make good is exem- plilicd in Lou ' s efforts to get ahead at the Academy. Ruing an Indiana man and a Culver grad have provided hill) with an excellent background. The ability to wise- rack on any occasion and to provide the necessary " foviality during the gloom period have indeed proven Lou to be a very desirable friend. A true Army man to the very end, success and happiness have no other alter- native than to fall in line with a man of such determina- tion and ability. Lou Company B-2; Acolytes (1). CHARLES LAFAYETTE ROBINSON Jennings, Louisiana Congressional, 1th, Louisiana Refusing to accept no for an answer during five years of trying for appointments, Robbie came to us from the deep South as a distinguished scholar and athlete. His college degree in physics proved a valuable asset to Robbie in class and during frequent spare-time sessions at the radar laboratory. When football or track did not occupy the rest of his leisure hours, he was busy reading on a wide variety of subjects or acclaiming the beauties of that singular state, Louisiana. Robbie Company E-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Track (4); Football (4); Lacrosse (3, 1), Radio Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3. 1). ELISHA MILLER ROBINSON Nashville, Tennessee Congressional, 7th, Tennessee The Beast Detail soon convinced Miller that the long hard hours of a day at West Point could not compare with the hilarious hours of night at Vanderbilt. This happy-go-lucky Tennessean with his sharp wit and win- ning personality soon established himself as a favorite among his classmates. Miller ' s greatest pleasures were giving close order drill to his last section M.T. G. goats and maintaining his civilian outlook on life. Millcr possesses the leadership and the gift of understanding men which will win for him the admiration of his men. Miller Company D-2, Sergeant; Corporal, Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1), Hundredth Night Show. f fp ' ' -- " HARRY H. RODDENBERRY, JR. Patterson, Georgia Congressional, Sth, Georgia That Rod was not afraid to say and do what he thought to be right can best be testified by many members of the T.D., one time members of the First Class, and various members of the Academic Department whose views on certain matters did not coincide with Rod ' s. In personal contacts with his classmates, he has achieved a masterful combination of reservation and good fellowship. Sin- cerely liked by his friends, he is respected by everyone for combining admirable ideals with the ability to pat- tern his character after those ideals. Rod Company G-1; Corporal; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (1); Camera Club (3, 1); Squash Club (3, 1). GUY ARNOLD ROGERS Oklahom.4 City, Oklahoma Congressional, Uh, Oklahoma Armed with a continuous smile, a keen sense of humor, and the luck of the Irish, Guy left the plains of the great Southwest and journeyed east to Usmay. Plebe year and academics were no obstacles in his path, as both were overcome and conquered as a matter of course. Possessing a lively imagination and being always ready to talk or listen made bull sessions one of his hobbies. Tin school and a year in the Air Corps started what West Point and future years in the Army will continue. Guy Company E-2; Sergeant; Baseball (4, 3, 1); Sunday School Teachers (4, 3, 1); Pointer (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (4); Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1). JOSEPH BARNETT ROGERS Chicago, Illinois Congressional, 5rh, Illinois Coming to West Point via the University of Michigan, Joe, sometimes affectionately termed The Prussian, turned his talents to becoming an officer in the Regular Army. Following Chicago ' s gangland tradition, he is noted for shooting from the hip. An enthusiast for things nautical and musical, Joe always has something to add to the conversation. Plagued by two slap-happy wives and thin- ning hair, he nevertheless has managed to keep a level head. Straight-forward, conscientious, and hard-work- ing, Joe is determined to become an officer worthy of West Point traditions. Joe Company A-2; Lieutenant; Battalion Adjutant; Corporal; Cadet Chapel Ushers (1); Pointer (4); Dialectic Society (4, 1); Camera Club (1); Ski Club (3). 338 m SELWYN PHILLIPS ROGERS, JR. Morgan City, Louisiana Congressional, 3ril, Louisiana From Louisiana to West Point — to snow and winter reveilles — we never could convince Phil that New York does have its good points. Many are the times that we have had him on the opposite side of a good ribbing, but never on the bottom side and never for long. Ready to enjoy a good novel, drag, or basketball game . . . able to take his studies and any worries as they came. We hope that we may someday meet one of those pretty southern girls Phil was forever telling us about. Phil Company G-1; Sergeant (1); Corporal (3); Skeec (1), Ski Club (1). WILLIAM ROGERS RONEY Washington, District of Columbia Commissioners of the District of Columbia Bill ' s great dream was to find an unchartered South Sea island and spend his life there. He had a great passion for wine, women, and song, but while at the Point was forced to pursue these activities almost entirely in the realms of books. He had his trials with academics, but found more success in the fields of swimming and track. When his heart is set on something, as it is on his Army career, Bill will work determinedly and see the job through to a successful finish. Bill Company D-2; Track (4, 3, 1); Cross Country (4); Wrestling (1); Swimming (4, 3); Golf Club (4); Water Soccer (3, 1). LEWIS WIL LIAM ROSE West Bend, Wisconsin Senatorial, IVt Amiable and likeable, steady and constant. Lew came to the Academy with an excellent engineering background being a top man in the College of Mechanical Engineer- ing of the University of Wisconsin. As a member of B Co. ' s champion crew of 1943, he will be remembered s the " beaver with an oar " who pushed them to many a victory. His driving desire to build bridges (his wives ver could find out what kind) together with his desire ti e an engineer will make him an asset of any outfit. 1 Lew Company B-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Boxing (3); Cadet Chapel Choir ( 1 1); Ski Club (3, 1). 339 IRVING GRANVILLE ROUILLARD Saratoga Springs, New York Army Coming into USMA with the Class of 1946 with only six days to spare, Gran soon realized he was one of the nld men of his class. Beast Barracks soon proved it was rank over age — the rude awakening! He quickly adjusted himself; lightened the load very often by seeing the funnier side of much of the pseudo-seriousness in Plebe year. Throughout his cadet career he always tried to utilize his recipe for an easier time within the grey walls: take two fingers of laughs with any job. Gran Company F-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4); Cross Country (4). FRED BRINSON ROUNTREE Eg ' pt, Georgia Congressional, 1st, Georgia A product of the deep South, Fred is often fondly referred to by us as Squarebush. Always a cheerful fellow, his ready smile never fails even if some classmate is heard coyly whistling Marching Through Georgia. Fred had the usual clashes with the Academic and Tactical De- partments, but always came through. At one time the Academic Department had him temporarily down, but fortunately for our class he was back the following year ready to make good. A fighter, friend, and ideal wife — roll them into one and you have Fred. Fred Company B-2; Weight Lifting (1). ' m- ADELMO P. ROVIS Brooklyn, New York Congressional, 5th New York s ' S A Del has two notable characteristics : amiability and faith- fulness. The former has made him an ideal roommate, and the latter is exemplified by his daily letter to his O.A.O. who has been his inspiration. He put out to get here, and has never stopped since he arrived. Always a little unlucky, coming from Brooklyn, Del earned every- thing he got. Harried at times by the Tactical Depart- ment, he still had the spirit and ability to supply a peer- less humor in any situation. He ' s a truly great guy, and certainly one well worth knowing. Del 1 ri 9 Company E-2; Sergeant; Soccer (1); Cadet Concert Orchestra ( 1), Hundredth Night Show (3). 340 Jfe, EDWARD JAMES ROXBURY Lexingtont, Virginia Vice-Prcsidmti i! Roxy, a hive in a roomful of goats, came to West Point, from an Army family, his home states being Oregon : Virginia, and Texas. His willingness to help others, his. cooperative spirit, and his ability to make lasting friends will follow him in his Army career. A lover of wine, women, and song with all the necessary requisites, his ability to accomplish in a deliberate, common-sense, unassuming manner any task he undertakes makes him a man with the necessary qualities and versatilities for a great officer. Roxy Company G-2; Sergeant; Debate Club (4); Skeet (3), Ski Club (3). : 6 - .ti M--7- sl - .■ ' 7 , RICHARD LINCOLN RUBLE Albert Lee, Minnesota Congressiofial, Isr, Mifniesofa A Stubble of blond hair, a spontaneous smile that radi- ates a sparkling sense of humor, an amazing flair for adventure, and a host of friends — all these things are just a part of the hospitable Midwestern influence in Dick ' s character. His daring ingenuity has brought itself to light various times in the escapades of the Regulars; remember Annapolis, Highland Falls, New York? But beneath this genial countenance is a keen sense of respon- sibility and an affluence of common sense. When Dick graduates, the future has a pleasant surprise coming. Dick Company H-l;Sergeant;Hockey (4); Hop Committee(4, 3, l);Howit2er (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (4, 3, 1). ROBERT MARTIN RUFSVOLD Minneapolis, Minnesota Cotigrtssiona , 5th, Mimiaotj This likeable blond Minnesotan has that feel-at-home- anywhere type of personality that is capable of making lasting friendships easily. He willingly attacks any task with the same conscientious vigor and enthusiasm, and his many capabilities assure a job thoroughly done. Wearing stars speaks well enough for his intelligence. Rufc IS a versatile fellow possessing a definite artistic taJcnt,a fine baritone voice, and athletic abilityespecially pronounced in winter sports. With his dependability, pleasant disposition, determination, and keen intelli- gence he should be successful in any field which he mav teter. Rob Company E-2; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1), Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Stars (4); Glee Club. 341 4- dx CHARLES RUGGIERO BosTOhf, Massachusetts SiiMtoriiil, Massachiisrtts Charlie came to the Academy with confidence, sincerity, and a cheerful smile. A native son of Boston, likeable and easy-going, his accent was always a source of ribbing, but his good nature held him in good stead. In his more serious moments, he has demonstrated those qualities which have won for him the respect and friendship of his classmates, and are sure to win for him the confidence of his men. We know we can always count on Charlie as a steady, dependable officer and a steadfast, loyal friend. Charlie Company B-2; Track (1); Lacrosse (4); Acolytes (3, 1); Missal Readers (4, 3); Ski Club (1); Glee Club (4). MASON PITTMAN RUMNEY, JR. Grosse Pointe, Michigan Senatorial, Michigan Mase was one of those cadets who wasn ' t overly im- pressed with the system: in fact during Plebe year we weren ' t quite sure whether he would take up bracing or not. Nevertheless, those things he did believe in, he supported enthusiastically. The fight he displayed as half-back on the soccer squad made up for his lack in skill. Academically, Mase also excelled, and he gave his time generously, instructing classmates. Yet his gener- osity was not limited to academics — anything he owned was yours for the asking, and sometimes vice-versa. Mase Company E-2; Sergeant; Track (4), Soccer (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (4, 3, 1); Skeet (1); Ski Club (3); Hundredth Night Show (4, 1). ' r " :i . ROBERT IRWIN RUSH Boise, Idaho Congressional, 2nd. Idaho Beneath his quiet appearance he has a hidden reservoir of latent energy that bubbles forth at opportune moments. He helped push the Corps in some subjects, and yet he always managed to stay out of any real academic trouble — particularly when a weekend was at stake. His was a very familiar figure on Flirtie and Trophy Point over the weekend. Throughout his cadet career his wives accused him of beating the system, but in the last account it must be admitted that he was an on the ball file. Bob Companv G-1; Sergeant; Fencing (4); Ski Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (4). 1 9 ' pinifi 342 J WILLIAM PAUL SacHAROV MoNESSEN, Pennsylvania Cimgrcssionul, 26th, Ptnnsyliujnlii Sac flows from Beau Brummel to Charles Lamb with the savoir faire of a Penn State playboy which camouflac;cs his more serious and idealistic nature. To see life other than a kaleidoscopic jumble gives him a kind of intro- spection that we envy, nor for itself, but for the qualities it connotes. Although he did not maintain the academic standing he was wont, he always has time for boning muck, dragging pro, and riding cavalry nags. An incon- spicuous Plebe, and a studious Yearling, the drive to accomplish has marked this man to whom laughter comes easily. Sac Company E-2; Sergeant; Track (3); Lacrosse (4); Boxing (3); Hockey (1); Howitzer (3, 1); Radio Club (1); Camera Club (3, 1); Chess Club (3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting (1); E-2 May Day (4). JOHN AMBLER SADLER R; Maryland Presidtntial j; i 6 An Army brat, a Sully alumnus, and a true goat. Fat Jack was certainly meant for West Point. His determina- tion and ability earned him a hard-won Presidential and started him on his career. Aside from being continually crawled for smirking, Jack encountered little trouble Plebe year and acquired a reputation for being one of the strongest advocates of the red boy. His fine athletic abilities in football, swimming, and water soccer were seriously hindered by academic difficulties. His cheerful- ness and friendliness will always stand him in good stead. Jack Company A-1; Sergeant; Football (4); Swimming (4); Acolytes (4, 3, 1); Missal Readers (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Water Soccer (4, 3, 1). PHILIP RIVIERE SAFFORD Chevy Chase, Maryland At Large Phil was born into the service with an effervescent sense of humor and a seriousness all his own. Early, he knew what he wanted, and he set out to get it — a career at West Point and a life in the Army. His perseverance and level judgment have enabled him to attain his first goal, and his accomplishments here at West Point have as- sured his success in the Army. The service is getting a man of courage and determination. Any situation, how- ever difficult, will find its master in Phil. Phil Company B-f ; Sergeant; Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1). $J«M3r- ' - ' ' - " RICHARD ROBERT SANDOVAL Albuquerque, New Mexico At Large From the stormy days of Beast Barracks, through the long grind of Plebe year, Sandy came into his own heaven Yearling summer; fishing at Popolopen was his love. Quiet and self assured, Sandy wasn ' t a draggoid; he preferred taking a quiet lap to a stroll down Flirtie. He conquered the Academic Department easily. Ranking high, he cracked books but little, and preferred to bone muck as he quoted, " Paratroopers do seventy-five push- ups. " Air minded from Flying Aces days, Sandy will be a broad-visioned officer comrade in the future. Sandy Company F-1; Sergeant; Acolytes (1); Missal Readers (3); Chess Club (4); Fishing Club (3, 1). MARSHALL SANGER Forest Hill, New York Coming in through the Army, Mike is manifesting his life long desire for a service career. Coupled with his ready wit and keen sense of responsibility, his remark- able flair for writing won him many admirers in the English Department and many friends throughout the Corps. Someday in the distant future when men of the class of ' 46 sit in the Army-Navy Club in Manila retelling tales of cadet days, Mike will be well remembered by all. He is a great all around guy with a great future. Mike Company F-2; Pointer (4, 3, 1), Managing Editor, Dialectic Society (3, 1) Department Head. JOHN EDWARD SAUER Dayton, Ohio Congressional, 3rd, Ohio The pride of the runts, Johnnie soon demonstrated to the Corps his ability as a true versatile athlete. This little fireball was probably the best all-around athlete for his size in the class. Slow and easy going, nothing ever bothered Johnnie. Always ready to join in on a boodle- fight he was usually the life of most of them. His ability to get along with everyone will make him a first-r.ue officer. He has been an ideal roommate and great things are expected of him in the future. Joh Company A-2; Lieutenant, Corporal; Baseball (3); Football (4, 3, ; Basketball (4, 3, 1); Tennis (4, 1). ' 344 ■i i 6 EDWARD A. SAUNDERS M u.l,A, Iowa Congressional, 6th, loivj Hcic IS living proof that the best things come from the farm, hut try to find any hay seed in his hair. Endowed with an ardent desire to learn and a determination to master his subjects, Ed had no trouble distinguishing mself in academics. Any kind of competition, whether ' t be controversial discussions or participations in sports, found Aesop leading and usually on the winning team. The Army may well expect big things from this son of Iowa. West Point has few things to offer that he has not achieved. Ed Company A-1; Lieutenant, Corporal, Dialectic Society (4, 3); Ski Club (4, l)i Stars (4, 3, 1). WILLIAM FERDINAND SCHARRE, JR. FoNT. N. , CALIFORNIA Arm} During his three years at West Point, Bill has proved himself the master of certain requisites that assure him a very successful career as an Army officer. Very con- scientious, with dogged determination, he always accom- plishes what he sets out to do. With two years of college behind him, academics proved no obstacle to Bill. More- over, this background was more advantageous to his classmates because he was always anxious to coach any- one who needed help. Bill has made an indelible impres- sion upon all that have come in contact with him. Bill Company 3-2 Sergeant; Track (3). CARL PAXTON SCHMIDT Wheeling, West Virginia Congressional, 1st, Wist Vtrgini.! Diligent, planning, and thorough application when the situation calls for it have combined with an undaunted sense of humor to fit Carl with qualities essential to leadership. His fun-loving and easy-going manner will make him the life long friend of all those who know him. His high standing at the boodlers has given him the name of Paunchy from his cadet wives, while his athletic ability and interest in all sports have made him an out- standing player on our teams and the center of many a ,_ athletic B.S. session in barracks. Schmit-hS Company A-2; Football (4); Golf Club (1); Fishing Club (3). 45 3 - JOHN JACOB SCHMITT, JR. Sel ucus. New Jersey Congressional! l th. New Jtrsn If you want to find this tow-headed Dutchman, look for a ratty. You ' ll find Bitter John in the middle of it. A familiar sight for three years has been Schmitt, complete with wrap-around pajamas, scuttling through barracks with somebody else ' s bedding, looking for a likely hiding spot. All has not been skittles and beer for Secaucus ' pride, however. Minor skirmishes with academics and " those animals " in the Riding Hall have given him the name " Bitter John, " a gross misnomer for this highly amusing and amused ratty artist from Jersey. Bitter John Company C-1; Sergeant; Cadet Concert Orchestra (3); Camera Club (3,1). ■ lp:tiW3 DONALD ' ERNER SCHNEPF Fort Collins, Colorado Army This quiet white-haired Swede from the West has since given the lie to his passive attitude of Plebe days. The real heart of the Regulars, Donniker displayed the apti- tude of a true tactician in all their brushes with author- ity. Outspoken and a stout defender of the underdog, Don has been irrepressible in making his views known. He entered the Academy coveting only one rank. Success has crowned his efforts. Don has sported a stripeless sleeve during three arduous years. Ability and down- right likeableness assure Don success in any field. DONKER Company H-1; Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (4, 3,[,1). WILLIAM POWERS SCHNEIDER San Diego, California At Large His great height has barred Bill from several professions but their loss was a decided Army gain. This Navy Junior from California stepped into the intricacies of cadet life with considerable ease and excelled in aca- demics. The Tactical Department never bothered him, and he was always ready to help a classmate in trouble. His humor and determination are qualities that will always serve him throughout his career. The M-Co. traditions are preserved in this man but that will only steady him as he makes his way up the ladder to success. Bill Company H-2; Sergeant; Track (3, 1). it 9 346 J 1 6 FRANK CARL SCHOEN Rawlins, Wyoming At Large, Wyoming Via the University of Wyoming he came to the Academy, ready with conscientious enthusiasm to reap the benefits of West Point. Now he has that indelible stamp of three rigorous years of training and discipline. Yet not even Plebe year could alter his inherent easygoing attitude and unfailing good nature. Nor could academic struggles dim his jovial smile or ready wit. Life with him was always surrounded by an aura of good fellowship and jovial companionability. Outwardly quiet and calm, he will nonetheless brighten any future occupation he may undertake. Frank Company E-1; Sergeant. JACK LAWRENCE SCHRAM Los Angeles, Californi. Congressional, 15th, California A fugitive from the beaches of Southern California and the Halls of Congress, not neglecting multifarious other occupations. Jack took Freshman year, like everything else, with a big smile. The contest with the Academic Board resulted in a distinctive edge for Schram. We saw Jack ' s L for leadership demonstrated in the Yearling Popolopen Sports program, and thereafter in all of F-2 ' s activities. His prescription — hard work, brain or other- wise, accompanied by friendship to a full measure. Just as Jack needs no trail-blazer, we ' ll require no pathfinder to follow him. Jackson Company F-2; Captain; Corporal; Soccer (4, 3, 1), Plebe Coach (1), Swimming (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Dialectic Society (4, 1); Stars (4, 3); Ski Club (3, 1). WILLIS ERVIN SCHUG, JR. Easton, Pennsylvania Congrtsiional, 21st, Pennsylvania Coming out of the ranks of the Army Air Corps, Will Schug became one of the eagerest draggoids; his jitter- bugging was forever plaguing the Hop Committee. Af- fectionately known as Kn ute for his intramural gridiron coaching exploits, he combined organizing ability with a knowledge and love of all athletics. Knute devoted his eek-end energies to such diversions as touring Flirta- tion Walk and reporting to the Regimental Board. Pos- sing a merry smile and a lot of mischief, old Two-No 1 always be remembered as just one of the boys. Knute CSmpany D-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Baseball (4, 1), Basketball (1); ing (4); Dialectic Society (1). 347 " dBP HERBERT ARDIS SCHULKE, JR. Grand Forks, North Dakota Senatorial Noyth Dak itj A jack of all trades, having been among other things a clerk, professional dancer, and lab assistant, this versa- tile lad from the hills of North Dakota finally selected the Army as a career. Judd ' s a guy who has that fatal weakness — women, be they D or Pro. Truly, we belieVe he charmed them with that golden tenor which made him a leader in the choir. Every night Judd turned out many voluminous letters to his numerous feminine admir- ers, yet still found the time to definitely rate as a hive. Judd Company B-2; Football (1), Swimming (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (3, 1). JOHN MORRIS SCHUMANN, JR. RoLLA, Missouri Congressional 12th, Missouri A boodle hound from way back, Jack can make a vast quantity of food disappear in amazingly short time. A great lover of the good old red boy, his favorite line is " Wake me at first call. " Having spent one year in college before entering USMA, Jack produces books and equa- tions entirely foreign to most other people. Diligent in studies, he is also able to apply himself to dragging frequently. A happy and genial soul, he makes a fine friend and will be a good officer when he leaves West Point. Jack Company H-2; Sergeant; Radio Club (3, 1); Golf Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). ROBERT WILLIAM SEAMAN Fort Bliss, Texas At Large Bob, a brat from Millards, proved himself worthy of merit to the T. D. — opposite to the Academic Depart- ment. His spare time was spent dragging pro, shooting the bull, or sacking — voluntarily and unvoluntarily. Never one to get in a storm, Bob acted as a stabilizer to the room and proved himself an ideal roommate. Cheer- ful and full of fun, he was an individual full of loyalty, sincerity, and responsibility. As an officer, Roberto with his high sense of duty will never fail in his energetic and driving will to succeed. Bob Company C-2; Sergeant; Corporal. «7 iT n5 " 3iD 1 9i 348 1 WILLIAM THADEN SEEBER St. Joseph, Missouri Cmgrrsshiial, ird, Missouri Bill hails from the Midwest, more precisely from St. Joseph, Missouri. He is journalistically inclined, and even the preoccupation of West Point failed to quell his enthusiasm for newspaper work. Conscientious, per- severing, and dependable are terms giving an accurate- picture of Bill ' s character. Coming to West Point from the Army, he knows what it is like to be a buck private, and the years at the Academy have developed the quali- ties which assure him success as an officer. Stemming from a deeply appreciative nature, music is Bill ' s most absorbing hobby. Bill Company E-1; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4); Fishing Club C3), Glee Club (3,1). 6 MAURICE SEROTTA S. RATOGA Springs, New York Coiii,ressioiial, llt j, Missouri Cheerful and humorous. Babe was rated tops as a friend by those who knew him. From the vacation land at- mosphere of Saratoga Springs, he entered West Point after a brief interlude at Cornell. Though the past three years have been no vacation, Babe has, by his seriousness of purpose, made the task seem easier than most. Year- ling riding was perhaps a trial for, despite his turf background, he took his spills with the rest of us. His natural ability and good judgment will make Babe a first class Army officer. Babe Company E-1; Sergeant. ROBERT GEORGE SHACKLETON Cleveland, Ohio Congressional, 20th, Ohio Shack came to us with an individuality and friendliness which will always win him friends wherever he may be. Although continually at odds with the Tactical Depart- ment, he never failed to retain his own individual ideas. Lost with the slide rule, he excelled in non-technical ' subjects which more than made up for his mathematical headaches. Outside interests always dominated his thoughts but nevertheless he undertook every military task, with the desire to make good. A fine cadet. Shack gocs forth to the Army destined to become a splendid officer. Shack Company D-2; Sergeant; Track (4); Radio Club (4, 3); Ski Club (3, 1); H.indball (3, 1). 349 LESLIE NEAL SHADE, JR. New York, New York Honor School The rigors of military life held no trepidations for Les as he entered the Academy a seasoned campaigner. This hardened veteran of Fishburne Military found the Regu- lars an ideal unit for his unique attributes. His ingenuity and imagination played an important part in the success of their Annapolis coi p. ' ersatile Les didn ' t confine himself to this slightly informal organization however. He found time to do well in the ordinary duties of a cadet and to establish himself as an Academy institution. Men have been known to boast, " I know Les Shade. " Reg ' lar Les Company H-1. EUGENE GIBB SHARKOFF East L.ansing, Michig, n Cou nsnotnil , 9th, Michigan " When I was in high school in East Lansing " . . . that phrase always began one of Gibb ' s tales of his high school athletic prowess. When he wasn ' t dragging his O.A.O., which was very seldom, his interests led to his second love, photography by name. Gibb had a happy and worthwhile career at West Point; worthwhile be- cause of the many hours he spent keeping his classmates from the claws of the Academic Department. He wants to marry and settle down with his wife and cameras, papering the walls of his house with photographs. S ' KoFF Coinpanv C-1; Sergeant; Football (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Camera iChih (3, 1), President; Ski Club (3, 1). AMOS BLANCHARD SHATTUCK 4TH Washington, D. C, Paiiisylvanui, At Large Born in West Point ' s hospital, Blan was destined to supplement a long line of soldiers. Always formal and gallant, he was a consistent draggoid of only the most proficient femmes. Neither hive nor goat, he was always diligent in his work and in the upper half of his class. His pet diversion is model railroading, on which he is a nor authority. A connoisseur on etiquette and decorum, Blan can be described as militarily correct and methodical. Any outfit will be glad to get this gentle- man from the old Army. Companv H-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Fencing (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (4), Glee Club (3, 1). i 350 IL, REGINALD ORAS SHAW Tulsa, Oklahum Ci)ni,r,uio,ul, 2ml. Okl.ilwm.i Reggie came to us from Oklahoma with a keen sense of values and the definite goal of a career in the Arm . With typical determination he never lost sight of that goal. The mails attested t(5 his success with the femmes, while his ready smile and level disposition made him many friends in the Corps. Reggie took West Point in stride, and with ease he changed difficulties into oppor- tunities. His natural ability to get things done right will assure him of a brilliant career and continued success in the service. Reggie Company B-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4, 3, 1); Swimming (1); Camera Club (4, 3, 1), Water Soccer (3). HAMILTON BRUCE SHAWE, JR. i 6 Gardnerville, Neva Senatorial. NevatJa Fresh from the wide open spaces of Nevada came The Chin with an intense desire to cut a wide swath through West Point. With a wide grin and a never-say-die good humor, he appeared for Beast Barracks. But beneath that good natured exterior is a touch of sincerity which is hard to beat anywhere. Although not a star man, he had no great difficulties with academics. Much of his abundant energy was spent on the lacrosse field. Maker of a host of friends, ' 46 will long remember Bruce. The Chin GEORGE ELMER SHEFFER, JR. New Oxford, Pennsylvania Congrissional, 21nd, Pennsylvania Noted for his Pennsylvania colloquialisms and for his ready smile, George is one of those people who is immediately liked by all. Never completely dominated and a typical outdoor man he was always ready to join in any type of sport. Although he was never bothered by the T.D., he was ever ready to gripe about the Academic Department. He was continually bothered with woman trouble but always managed to drag pro. Always a friend and considerate of others, we will follow with interest his career as an officer. Sheff Company D-1, Sergeant, Corporal, Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). Company B-2, Sergeant; Soccer (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). ROBERT XAVIER SHEFFIELD Idlewild, Long Island, New York Congressional, ith, Niw York Adept at almost any sport you can name, ShefF was always willing to trounce anybody who refuted his soft- ball pitching ability or his handball game; providing, of course, he could be induced to remove himself from the arms of brother Morpheus. Although he had a slight tussle with the Academic Department and consequently lost many hies in the long gray line, his perseverance pulled him through to a job well done. Forever making friends, we will always remember him as one we could always count on for a warming smile and genuine friendship. Rex Company E-2; Sergeant; Lacrosse (4); Handball (3, 1); Ski Club (4). FIELDS EARLY SHELTON Covington, Kentucky Congresstonj , 5a ' , Knitucky A familiar " Yas Suh " brought Bill ' s Southern person- ality to the fore immediately during Beast Barracks. He was a leading supporter of the old M Co. tradition in both work and play. The Plebe Easter egg hunt proved his mettle as a battler. Academics were never any trouble; the T.D. proved a more formidable foe. But you can ' t keep a sharp-shooting Kentuckian down, and he survived his area ordeals in great style. His easy-going manner was tempered by sincerity, and it is hard not to believe of success as being his reward for a job well done. Bill Company H-2; Sergeant; Basketball (4, 3, 0; Dialectic Society (4, 3). DAVID KIRKWOOD SHEPPARD Midland, Michigan Congressional, 10th, Michigan Being from Michigan, Shep is an outdoor man liking hunting, fishing, and skiing. His outstanding charac- teristics are industry and love of perfection. His readiness to help people in distress, particularly academic, and his lively personality have made him a favorite of his clasS ' mates. Shep studied engineering two years at the Uni versity of Michigan before coming to ' West Point an has very definite ideas about his Army career. His se ' of humor, coolheadedness, dependability, and coiiinuui sense teamed with the will to succeed make him cctai in of a successful career in the Army. Sh Company A-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4); Cross Country (4, 3 Minor " A, " Monogram; Ski Club (4, 3, 1), Stars (4, 3, 1); Fish( i« Club (4, 3, 1). 9 i 352 4 6 ;.pi MENDEL SHERMAN Los Angeles, California Army U ' hcii Tech Sergeant Sherman marched into Central Area he was stripped of rank and command; yet he regained a leader. Efficient, thoughtful, and energetic. Milt never gave the Tactical Department or academics Sfcecond thought. Skillful in every field, you might find m fixing a classmate ' s radio, coaching his goatier wives, or winning a tennis match. Though he had only two loves, the wild blue yonder and the one waiting in Los Angeles, Milt ' s sharp wit, outstanding personality, and ribbon-covered full dress coat were essential components of any gathering. Milt Company F-1; Captain; Corporal; Lacrosse (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Cadet Dance Orchestra (1); Radio Club (4, 3, 1), Secretary- Treasurer (3), President (1); Ski Club (4). ROBERT MORIN SHOEMAKER Almont, Michigan Congressional 7th Michigan Despite his size, there is more to Rob than meets the eye. For concealed under his calm exterior there is a humor and wit that continually amazes and amuses his friends, and that will bring him success in whatever he undertakes. Beneath this calm manner is a love for sports and action that will serve him well in a life of activity. Michigan can be proud of this contribution to the Army, for Rob will never fail to work hard and win respect as a leader. Rob Companv C-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Pointer (4, 3, 1). JOHN MERWIN SHULTZ CoRONADo, California Presidential , At harge Jack Shultz is a friend you know that you can depend on. Always the life of the party whether as a ghos in a cadet mattress cover or a boogie woogie artist, hi multifarious abilities know no restraining bounds. Al- ways considerate and unobtrusive, his popularity is at- tested by his numerous nicknames; Shalamar, Senor Zeus, Carl, Fingers, Schlitz, Shultz, and Jack. His greatest delight is derived from dragging D. Chuck-full of dynani,- ic ability and latent talents, he has proved himself eves inch the man a West Pointer should be. Jaci Company F-2; Sergeant, Track (4). 353 GEORGE CONSTANTINE SILIDES New York, New York Congressiona , 16th, New York Many were the hours George spent helping goats over the rough road of academics, and many of us owe our gold bars to his helpful efforts. A capable athlete and lover of the out of doors, he found time to engage in the extracurricular activities of the Academy, sacrificing academic tenths in winning a great number of friends. His sincere and thorough attitude coupled with an ability to make the most of all situations make him a good soldier and a welcome addition to the long grey line. George Company C-lj Sergeant; Corporal; Soccer (4); Wrestling (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). ROY GAYLE SIMKINS, JR. Omaha, Nebraska At Lar r Definitely a ladies ' man, Roy generally allowed his aca- demics to be subordinated to a huge correspondence and to preparations for the coming weekend. Strictly addicted to the sack and capable of surrounding more food than a regiment of Plebes, he still managed to keep excep- tionally spoonv and on the ball. He was exceedingly fair in his supervision of the Plebes and gained their respect as well as their obedience. His quiet, efficient, and unassuming manner and his pleasant personality have won Roy many friends at the Academy. Simp Company B-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4, 3, 1}; Cross Country (3); Fishing Club (4, 3, 1). CHARLES JAMES SIMMONS Amarillo, Texas Cotignssima , ISth, Texas Another of those easy going, friendly men from " deep in the heart of, " Chuck is an army natural. In college he was a top ranking man in the R.O.T.C. In West Point, he has been in turn an inconspicuous Plebe, a hard working, yet ready for fun Yearling, and a depend- able Firstie. The T.D. and the Academic Department never gave " Simma " any trouble. He took them all in his efficient stride. Chuck ' s army career is easy to foretell; with his natural abilities and sincere nature he ' ll make the top. We will cherish his friendship. Chuck Company G-2; Captain, Corporal; Baseball (4, 3, 1), Numerals, Major " A. " I 1 9 354 . iL 6 CHARLES MAZE SIMPSON III Washington, District of Columbia Congressional Ind New Jersey Here was a man who knew what he wanted out of life and had what it took to get it. Willy could he described as an Army brat, a draggoid, a potential hive, a well- rounded athlete, but best of all, a good soldier. Bill ' s sense of duty won him respect, and his sense of humor made him one of the boys. Bill entered the Academy a man, and he graduated not only a credit to the Corps, but also a close friend of those who graduated with him. Bill Company E-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Fencing (4); Honor Committee (3, 1); Cadet Chapel Chimers (4, 3, 1); Pointer (4, 3, 0; Radio Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (1). JOHN ELDREDGE SIMPSON WiLLiAMSViLLE, New York Congressional 41sr, New York Johnny came to us from Canisius College and entered these grey portals with a smile on his face that has never vanished. Although thoughts of Williamsville, N. Y., are cherished thoughts, his thoughts for others come first. Unselfish and ever helpful, Johnny is a wife among wives. The battle of tenth avenue was a series of suc- cesses for Johnny and in him the Academic Department met their match. We offered only ourselves and he repaid us a thousand fold. He will go far as a leader and friend of men. Johnny Company F-2; Baseball (4), Ski Club (1); Weight Lifting (3, 1). WILLIAM CRATON SCREVEN SIMPSON Columbia, South Carolina Senatonal, South diroliihi True to the traditions of the old South, this gentleman soldier came north from the Citadel. He refused to admit that he was dominated by upperclassmen or the Tactical Department, but nevertheless, kept himself forever spoony for the G.A.P. Bub ' s involuntary habit of drag- ging blind brought out many times in a determined ' Southern drawl, " Don ' t let me do it again. " With his military bearing, high sense of honor, and strong charac- ter Bub Simpson soon convinced us all that he was a grand person and would be a splendid regular officer. Bub Couipanv D-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1); Ski q h (4, 3); Hundredth Night Show (4). 355 WILLIAM GEORGE SIMPSON Chicago, Illinois Congressional, 2tui, lilt, Sahib, the Hive, hailing from Chicago via Purdue, H Cross, and the Army, soon found that time could Ke better spent sacking to rest his eyes than studying. Quiet and unassuming, his Plebe year passed with little nonce, although he kicked his way to fame in the Hundredth Night chorus and sang his way to New York via t-h Catholic choir. His earnestness and tact earned for him " ' - an honored seat on the General Committee, while several men are grateful to him for his sincere advice, patience, and academic assistance. Bill Company D-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Fencing (4); General Committee (1); Acolytes (1); Missal Readers (3); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (3); Camera Club (3, 1); Stars (4, 3, 1); Hundredth Night Show (4). CHRISTOPHER BOOTH SINCLAIR Hampton, Virginia Congnssional, Isr, Virginia Kit can ' t sing, but with a voice he ' d push Sinatra right out of the business. A rare savoir faire, sans a care, he led the femmes and the Tacs a merry chase. With a flair for math. Kit never had to worry about academics; conse- quently, spare minutes were always open for athletics, reading, B.S., and occasional rat-races. His interest and congeniality will always put him high on the list. A true Virginia gentleman. Kit has all the qualities and attributes essential for a happy and successful career in the Army. Kit Company C-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Camera Club (4); Water Soccer (4). SAMUEL CHARLES SKEMP, JR. Prattville, Alabama Congressional, 4th, Alabama Leaving his home in the Pines, his university swagger, this former brat and adopted Southerner entered West Point in order to follow in the field of his father ' s choice — the Regular Army. When he wasn ' t hop going or tobacco mixing, Sam showed himself a true cadet: work- ing the earlier hours of each evening in the HOWITZER office, then delving into the hall-lit books for a little spec. His very accommodating and always joyful attitude will carry him very far in fulfilling a continued and pro- gressive career as an officer in the Regular Army. Sam Company H-1; Sergeant; Howitzer (4, 3, 1), Associate Editor; Dialectic Society (3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1), Vice-President; Water Soccer (3, 1). 1 i 9 356 t 6 ROLLIN W. SKILTON Morris, Connecticut Cotifressioihil, 5th, Conmcticur _ If ability to produce a drag on any weekend determined academic proficiency, Roiio would be near the top of the class. However, since that is not the case, he is one of those indispensable goats who keep the bottom of the class from falling out. From college life at the Teachers College of Connecticut, Rollo brought his good-naturcd- ness and love of a good time which have characterized his life here. At West Point he has acquired the industry, perseverance, and sense of duty which will follow him throughout his Army career. Rollo Company H-1 ■ Ski Club (4, 1); Squash Club (1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1). THADDEUS STEPHEN SKLADZIEN New Rochelle, New York Senatorial, Connecticut Sometimes D in academics, but always dragging pro, our wife had a friendly smile for everyone. Tad was a true hive in language and government, but his slip stick was continually a deep dark secret and would never read the correct answer. Every wee kend for Tad was a storm. Either two drags or a beno was the usual case. His eye on the rifle team was only exceeded by his eye for pro femmes. Tad ' s cjuick wit together with common sense to spare will prove an unbeatable combination for future success. Tad Company A-2; Sergeant; Rifle (4, 3, O, Numerals. GEORGE MICHAEL SLINEY Thermopolis, Wyoming Senatorial, Wyomtng A Field Arty brat, he was the second son to choose the Air Corps, still making it, however, a one hundred per cent West Point family. George was one man who really believed in the system. His knowledge of the Army, his etermined nature, his gay laughable way, and uncanny bility to drag pro have made for him many life long lends at the Academy. A poop school lad, George r had trouble with academics and was perfectly at me in his room with his skags and his dreams of ■g»aduation. Mike panv E-2; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Camera Club -, 3, 1). ■iti fS i S- 357 € DAVID HALSTEAD SMITH Los Angeles, California Hofivr School Kivtrsicie M.ilittiry Academy Leaving Riverside Military Academy with an outstand- ing record, Smitty continued this excellent record throughout his three years at the Point. A natural hive, academics never bothered him, although he was continu- ally sweating out the T.D. ' s menace. Never too busy to help the goats, to write his daily letter to his O.A.O., or to get his after reveille sack, he still found time to be a firm defender of the Plebe system and make many friends. His undeniable ability will assure his successful career as an Army officer. Smitty Company B-2; Sergeant; Corporal, Chess Club (3); Ski Club (3, 1); Stars (4, 3, 1). GLENNON CLYDE SMITH Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Sencitnruil, Tenn ylvauui Having endeared himself to his neighbors by a supply of boodle, and to his drags with his smooth dancing, Smitty retains overall the casualness and generosity of one well reared. Texas A M, gay parties, and an easy zest for living are phrases intimately associated with his civilian life. Here at the Academy tradition and circum- stance substituted other phrases — bridge, the TD, the area; but neither precedence nor fate could replace his unshakeable careless zest for happiness. Such attributes . . . poise, forbearance, and mannerliness will make Smitty an understanding officer and gentleman. Smitty Company C-1; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1). 1 9 SAM HUGH SMITH Haskell, Texas Congrissioiial, l th, Texas Tall, temperamental, and fond of the weaker sex, Sam has that wonderful, carefree quality that makes him as likeable as can be and as romantic as should be. Coming from the Lone Star state with a drawl as long as the state is wide, a love of the wide open spaces, a zeal for sports and debate or argument, and a keen imagination it is very easy to assume that Sam will make a brilliant and successful career of the Army and a true, endearing, and enchanting friend throughout life. Texas Company F-2; Sergeant. 358 i WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH -mi: El Paso, Texas Con rissional, 16ih, Trx f This son of the Lone Star State came to the Point with a purpose: to become a capable olhcer. Three years of industry and determination have accomplished that pur- pose, producing a man of whom Texas and West Point will be proud. While not free from academic worries, his efficiency enabled him to keep well above the danger line scholastically. Natural dexterity caused him to do well at whatever job confronted him. With his magnetic per- sonality, Smitty is destined to make many friends and win a high place in the Army. Smitty Company D-2, Sergeant; Soccer (4), Assistant Manager. Cf 1 5j»!:5g ' Im i 6 HARRY CLAYTON SMYTHE, JR. Greenville, South Carolina Congressional 4th, South Carol na Smitty came to West Point from South Carolina and was the ideal Southern gentleman. He always had that air of Southern hospitality about him, whether lending a ciga- rette or taking a weekend soiree for a draggoid. Never was he shot with the system, but having a natural mili- tary bearing, anything he attempted was well done: whether in academics, athletics, or standing in line at the boodlers. Always considerate of others, his quiet easygoing manner made friends with everyone. If friend- ships alone are a measure of success Smitty will be President. Smitty Company G-2; Sergeant; General Committee (1); Bugle Notes Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3, !)■ ANASTASIO SOMOZA, III Managua, Republic of Nicaragua Forrign Ctidtt Tacho left his life of ease and social gaiety to become a soldier. Finding that the life of a Plebe, and later a soldier, was quite different from the life of a spoiled boy of his father ' s friends, was the hardest blow. Tacho always showed us the tenacity that Spaniards have in doing work as well as wooing ladies. In debt to the English Department plebe year plus other scholastic obstacles, Sam always came out on top. A fine fellow we will all be glad we knew. Tacho Conipanv F-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Swimming (3). RUSSELL EDWARD SPEAKE 5 j , Decatur, Alabama Congnnional, Sth, Alaknn,, P(.)sscssing unbounded energy, a driving ambition, and an insatiable appetite for all things which lend themselves to the propagation of a successful career, Alabama has sent us a son whose qualities are unique in the deep South. Being well founded in the subject of military science before he came to the Academy, Russ will gradu- ate a real soldier in every sense of the word. His natural athletic ability, his ready smile, and his ever present spoony appearance will make him a desirable addition to the Regular Army. Spec Company G-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Baseball (3); Boxing (4, 1); Gym- nastics (4); Sunday School Teachers (4); Howitzer (1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1). DAVID BARTHOLEMEW SPELLMAN Seattle, Washington Congressional, 1st, Washington There wasn ' t a fellow in the Academy who didn ' t know Big DaVe. If you ' ve known him five minutes you know that it ' s impossible to out-argue him, especially that Washington is God ' s country. With his versatility in athletics and his genuine good naturedness, you will find him a leader in all social and athletic functions. Dave ' s academic ability was little short of amazing. Having only a high school education, he continued to show hives how to solve difficult problems without cracking a book. A man ' s man, Dave will make an outstanding leader. Big Dave Company E-1; Swimming (4); Debate Club (1); Camera Club (1); Ski Club (4, ' 0; Squash Club (1); Weight Lifting (3). ELMER GENE SPRAGUE Corning, Arkansas Congressional, 3rd, Oklahoma Fresh from the campus of the University of Oklahoma, Gene found life at the Point wasn ' t easy. A rare indi- vidual with a winning smile, a Western drawl, and a natural athletic ability, he has made many life-long friends at the Academy. A believer in physical fitness spent free time keeping in shape boning muck. De pendability, sincerity, and earnestness of purpose ch, acterize his nature. A firm yet tactful manner of dealii with his classmates has made him well respected and jjl take him far in his Army career. GoobCr Company E-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4, 3, 1); Football (4); Basket- ball (4); Gymnastics (1); Hockey (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4); Can] ' Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (3, i). i 1 9 360 I t 6 GEORGE ROBERT STALLINGS Smi niiiKLD, North Carolina Conp-tssiniuil , 4tl ' , North Ciroliihi true southerner, Bob came to West Point from North ( .irolnia State College. His first question as a plebe was. Where is the West Point Youth Fellowship League? " . Although there was none, Bob ' s friendly spirit and dis- sition, along with a desire for argument, soon made his room the scene of many bull sessions. Conscientious, hard working. Bob had a higher goal than most of us, and his high standards served to buck us all up. We know that he will be as successful in his chosen field as he was here. Bob Company F-2; Sergeant; Track (4, 1); Cross Country (4, 1); Sunday School Teachers (1); Debate Club (4); Ski Club (3, 1). NORMAN THEODORE STANFIELD Newtonville, Massachusetts Congressional, 10th, Massachusetts Stan came to West Point from the army; and with his adaptability to any situation, he took Beast Barracks and Plebe Year in perfect stride. Academics proved no stumbling block, for his name was seldom off first section rolls. God ' s gift to the goats, he was always willing to help others over the rough spots of Cal and Phil; and far from being a bookworm, his time was filled with numer- ous activities. Stan ' s good nature and ability to do well in any undertaking are certain to make him a success. Stan Company G-1; Sergeant; Howitzer (3); Ski Club (3, 1). JOHN EDWARD STANNARD WiLLiSTON, North Dakota Army John ' s service record, which won him respect from the T.D. on down, is borne out by his fine record at Usmay Many struggles with math and spic called forth his ' tenacity and diligence, which kept him pro in academics Hundredth Night brought out a lightning wit and set the upperclassmen back on their heels. Stan ' s ever-ready grasshopper tale or North Dakota travel talk kept even the B.P. aware of his keen sense of humor. Confirmed leadership and tough persistence cannot fail to take him far as a front line officer. Stan ' m Company D-2, Captain; Corporal; Football (4), Lacrosse (4); Catholic Chapel Ushers (1); Acolytes (1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). 361 ' . THOMAS JEFFERSON STAPLETON Albuquerque, New Mexico Scii.iroit,il, New Mexico This soft-spoken man came to the Point from the Uni- versity of New Mexico. His words were few but always well chosen. His friends will long remember him for his shrewd judgment, his unusual sense of humour, and his inimitable words of wisdom. Though never pushed too hard, he was close to the top in all of his standings. Regardless of his lack of love for his role as a field soldier, the Army has a definite place for his gift of organization and clear-cut comprehension of the situa- tion at hand. Moe Company A-1; Sergeant; Election Committee (3); Chess Club (1); Handball (1). DUDLEY SCOTT STARK, JR. Chicago, Illinois Congressional, 9th, Illinois Throughout his career at West Point, Dudley has proved himself able to get along with a minimum of expended energy. He therefore spent most of his leisure in the sack or in arguing the merits of Beethoven or Berigan. Musically, he was always ready for a song to sing or to demonstrate his questionable success at playing the trumpet. Continually wondering where the next femme was coming from, he rarely missed a weekend of dragging. Always ready to offer a helping hand. Dud was a good wife and better friend. Dud Company G-2; Cadet Chapel Choir (4). RALPH ALLEN STARNER Hoffman, Minnesota Congressional, 1th, Minnesota Ralph, an easy-going lad from Minnesota — the land of ten thousand lakes — was graduated with a degree in chemistry from Concordia College and taught high school for a year before entering the Academy. He showed great interest in extracurricular activities both before and after entering the Academy and his intense ambition, regardless of the task, will stand him in good stead throughout his future life. Never one to worry about academics, Ralph makes friends very easily and we are sure he will be a credit to the long grey line. Star Company B-2, Sergeant; Pistol (3); Howitzer (3); Debate Club (3). uSmT 362 JOHN ROBERT STEELE Austin, Texas 6 Cotlgresswtltil 1 th Te: At home in any situation, this frank, durable Texan con- quered Plebe year with that same quiet determination that spells results, not excuses! His subtle humor, fla- vored with quaint Texan adjectives was a welcome addition to any bull session. Never too busy to help a classmate out of a tough situation, Johnnie could even be persuaded to sing for his supper — and often did during Plebe year. Friend, adviser, gentleman, and soldier; all these qualities are an integral part of the man John- nie ' s classmates will remember long after our last P-rade. Johnnie Company G-1; Scrgcint; Corporal; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Water Soccer (3, 1); Weight Lifting (4, 3). ROBERT LEE STEELE Onkabonkee Creek, Arkans. ' s Pytsuhnriitl At Large A true brat. Bob lives his life the way he thinks it should be lived. The system was subordinated to his search for other things. Author of outrageous plots and a philos- opher of sorts, he was an expounder extraordinary. He dragged often, with infallible luck. And let it be said, " He never took the upper trail. " Bob ' s athletics were strictly intramural, but his sack was Major A. Spoony, industrious, friendly, laughable, and to some lovable, Bob should have a pleasant and prosperous future — as it should be. Bob Company A-2; Sergeant; Gymnastics (4); Pointer (3, 1); Came (3, 1). KENNETH JOHN STEEN Se.attle, Washington Congrtssional, 2st, Washington From the great state of Washington, Ken always could be recognized by his bright smile, blonde hair, and blue eyes, all inherited from his Norwegian ancestors. A former G.L, he quickly adapted himself to the rigors of West Point. A strong adherent to the sack, he was never bothered by studies. K.J. ' s ability to avoid demerits was .ilways a cause for wonder by his roommates. His .mnable personality and natural hiviness will carry our emigre from the real West far in whatever field he may ch.Oose. Ken Company A-2; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3). :m 363 HUBERT SHELDON STEES, JR. Wilmington, Delaware A tin school and poop school boy and also a true goat he was at Radio Gunner ' s School when he got a caff ft come to dear old Usmay. Slats has twice associated wit those boys who wore white gloves at Christmas June Week and wears two stars, but not the type hon students wear. His main ambition has been to get high enough to become section marcher of the last section. Slats has also been a frequent associate of the men who pound the concrete of Central Area. Slats Company H-1; Sergeant; Ritle (4), Cadet Concert Orchestra (4, 3, 1) Dialectic Society (3); Radio Club (3, 1); Skeet (4). ROBERT HOGAN STEPHENSON Pasadena, California Congressional, 20th, California Pasadena ' s gift to the world of Rum and Coca Cola — Steve, the man with the broad mind and eager outlook — is ready for anything. Conspicuous in a crowd, Steve has a crack and a smile for any and all occasions. Muscles enjoys a laugh and has many. A happy-go-lucky approach to things in general has left Ears untouched by the past seven years of Gray. After four unsuccessful years as a freshman. Radar has finally made the grade — ready, most willing, and capable of thinking on the joys of living. Steve Company D-2; Corporal, Hop Committee (4, 3, 1), Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). JOHN EMBER STERLING, JR. Hugo, Colorado Senatorial, Colorado Helped by a start at the University of Colorado, Bud had little trouble with his academic duties during his ' West Point career, but far more important than that, he proved himself dependable and of good judgment. His class- mates had some good laughs from perhaps his only non- Western trait — his struggle with the horses down at the Riding Hall. He kept his company busy since he ran the duty roster and consequently had to put up with their mild jesting. He ' s the kind of man to know and call a friend. Bud Company G-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, !)■ Howitzer (1); Ski Club (3, 1); Glee Club (1). 364 1 6 DONALD WARNER STEWART, JR. Lincoln, Nebraska Conycssional, 1st, Htbraska Fresh from two years of college, Don soon discovercd- rhc dirtercnce between life on a campus and life as a cadet. He quickly settled down, and due to his eagerness to get ahead, he achieved a position among the hives. Never satisfied with single accomplishments, Stew won his A in swimming, and at the same time his dynamic personality captured many hearts — of both cadets and femmes. Don leaves West Point with an enviable record behind him, a host of friends with him, and a future promising nothing but success. Stew Company F-2; Gymnastics (4); Swimming (4, 3, 0- ROBERT BENFRED STEWART Lincoln, New Hampshire Congressiona], 2nd, New Hampshire " Tell the sahgent of the gahd to mahk my cahd, Fm going to Bah Hahbah " — a patriotic New Hampshirite with an accent that gave the " Goose " department a new slant on their language . . . patiently struggling to put the math goats pro . . . expertly faking a barbershop tenor with the rest of the WhifFenpoofs . . . dispelling the gloom with his cheerful grin — quick and often subtle wit . . . intensely loyal to his friends and his ideals . . . possessing the strength of purpose and char- acter that will enable him to attain any goal he seeks. Company G-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Baseball (4); Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1); Radio Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (3, !)• KEITH DENNIS STIDHAM Taloga, Oklahoma Congressional, 1th, Oklahoma He hails from ' way down in Oklahoma, a Sooner by birth, yet Salty would be at home in any climate or under any circumstances. Good natured and unassuming, Salty is really one of the old gang — never a dull moment when he is in the vicinity. A natural hive and an untiring w worker, always on the go, he seems to have time for a little more, even that nightly letter to his O.A.O. E»ssessed of these qualities so necessary to a successful reer, Salty seems destined to go far. Salty Qompany H-1; Sergeant; Cross Country (4); Wrestling (4, 3, 1); Cadet apel Choir (4); Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Radio Club (4); Camera Club 3, 1); Weight Lifting (1); Cadet Glee Club (4, 3). 365 I I Leeds, Utah HAROLD J. STIRLING Cmgnsswnal, 1st, Urah GALE EDWARD STOCKDALE Harold was known throughout Plebe year as Mr. Whort because of his Utah drawl. Loving the wide open spaces, he could not be cramped into city life except on occa- sional weekends. Harold typifies his section — good- natured, easy-going, hard-working, diligent. Always a puzzle to his wives, being settled and satisfied, un- affected by feminine charms, Hal is a natural hive ranking high in his class. Never bothering the T.D. or pounding the area, he has missed some Academy fun; but with his excellent record he should go far in the Army. Hal Company A-2; Sergeant; Camera Club (1); Fishing Club (3, 1); Aca- demic Coach. 3lairsville, Pennsylvania Congressional, 27tb, Pennsylvania Gale smiled his way from Blairsville to the high ranking files at West Point with a grin that typified his good nature. Although somewhat of an eager beaver, in an indifferent sort of way, he was conscientious without being obnoxious. Stocky was plenty rugged and one of the best men on the Wrestling team. He possessed a body that Charles Atlas couldn ' t improve. Studies never bothered him much. Not an engineer, but definitely not a goat, he took the academics in stride. There ' s no doubt but that he ' ll go far. Stocky Company D-1; Captain, Corporal; Lacrosse (1); Wrestling i Club (1); Weight Lifting (1). 3); Ski ;S SS?S!5 .. .- RICHARD LEONARD STONE Mount Vernon, New York Senatorial With his sound philosophy of life our Dorothy Dix has succeeded in helping the forlorn through many of life ' s little problems. A " strong " believer in the system is shown by the fact that he was known as Daddy to all the Plebcs. Many times he interrupted his roommate ' s attempts to perpetuate the system with a jovial, " This is silly, isn ' t it. Mister? " His conscientious and jovial nature do much to endear him in the hearts of all the men who know him. There is no doubt of Dick ' s continued success. Dick Company A-2; Sergeant; Baseball (4); Hockey (4); Pointer (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (4, 3, 1); Hundredth Night Show (1). mm 366 .1. WILLIAM LEETE STONE, III Caldwell, New Jersey Congressional, 12th, New Jersey " There ' s no place like Jersey! " Even though he lackeJ the accent, Stonie staunchly upheld the honor of his home state — among Californians, too. When it came to getting a job done and done thoroughly, we came to " this eastern operator. " A roommate to be proud of, he was almost everything a real wife should be. Although never at the expense of studies. Bill was always eager to join us for a little fun. His initiative, affability, and quick sense of humor prophesy for him a great career " in the blue. " Willie Company G-2, Sergeant; Corporal; Ski Club (3, 1). 6 ROBERT WARREN STORM Meriden, Connecticut Senatorial, Connecticut Bob is a cadet who had worked long and hard to get in West Point and has been working longer and harder to stay in, as evidenced by the three stars on his b-robe. He grew up fishing for his native Connecticut trout and has continued his angling here as one of the fishing club ' s most skillful and ardent anglers. He dragged, not often, but extremely pro. Although a true goat, he seldom hurried and seldom worried; but remained a cheer- ful friend and wife, not boning files, but just graduation. Bob Company D-1; Sergeant; Fishing Club (4, 3, !)• BAILEY T. STRAIN Wichita, Kansas Congressional, 4th iold ' ith ' ), Kansas Here we have a happy cadet. Perhaps the reason is the success which has attended B.T. ' s diverse efforts. Al- though he ' s one of the " hivey engineers, " his " tenth boning " has not taken his time to the exclusion of ath- letics, hops, letters to a certain Irish colleen, and hours spent in his beloved Redboy. Bailey ' s readiness to help others with their problems adds to his ever growing cir- cle of friends. His sunny disposition and high ideals, coupled with his ability and self-confidence, are certain to produce an excellent officer for the Army. B.T. Company G-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Basketball (4); Soccer (3); Chess Club (1); Golf Club (4, 3); Skeet (1); Ski Club (3, 1); Stars (3); Academic Coach (4, 3, 1). MILTON ALBERT STRAIN Fort Benning, Georgia Presidential Life in a putty knife factory would be drab indeed after West Point with Mike. One minute Mike is doing parlor magic. The next minute brings a dramatic pantomime of you-know-who at last S.I. But more often the cry is, " How do you work this one, Mike? " And another satis- fied classmate staggers out of the room babbling, " Oh, why wasn ' t I born hivey? " Serving on the honor com- mittee, academic coaching, voluminous reading, march- me, first sections — little wonder those stars shine so brightly, or that red is his favorite color. Mike Company G-1; Corporal; Boxing (4); Honor Committee (3, 1); Debate Club (4, 3, 1); Chess Club (4); Ski Club (3, 1); Stars (4, 3, 1). STRATIS JOHN STRATIS Boston, Massachusetts Conp-ejs ona!, JOth, Mcisx.ichusetts John realized a long cherished ambition upon entering the Academy. Quiet and good-natured, he took in stride much kidding about his Boston accent; and although possessing a great affinity for boodle, John would rather argue the attributes of anything Bostonian than eat. Sports, particularly baseball, and good music stand high on his list of likes. Previous college experience and natural academic ability enabled him to stand high in his class. John ' s cool efficiency and ability to get things done with a minimum of effort speak well for future success. John Company F-1. OLI TR DAY STREET, III Montgomery, Alabama Congrenioiial, ith, Alabania Coming from a family of lawyers, O. D. possessed a gift for conversation which led him into and out of many amusing situations throughout his career as a cadet. An ideal wife and frequent draggoid, he was quick to make friends. In joining the long grey line, O. D. followed i the footsteps of his uncle. A native of the deep South - he had the characteristic Southern accent and con- geniality admired by all. Combining determination with an ability for understanding, O. D. should be Mty successful in his chosen profession. ( kO- . " Companv H-1 ; Golf (3, 1); Pointer (4, 3. 1); Howitzer (4); Golf Cluhjfe). 5i 1 i 9 368 I k 6 RICHARD WENDELL STREIFF rvaGlarus, Wisconsin Souitoricil, Wisconxin Fruiii the lake land of Yi)hnny Yohnson Dick has carried his friendly, sincere, Swiss-Midwestern influence of his nuLivc Wisconsin to the banks of the Hudson. He is the ty| e of man you would choose for an assignment not only SCause of his ability and thoroughness but also because you just like to work with him. Coupled with this down to earth friendliness Dick harbors a subtle wit that flashes forth with such surprise and tact that it never fails to raise a good laugh. Definitely Dick has drawn an ace in cutting for the future! Dick Company H-1; Sergeant; Cadet Concert Orchestra (4); Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (1); Fishing Cluh (1). ELBERT MADISON STRINGER MoBERLV, Missouri Congressional, 2nd, Missouri As Stubborn as any Missouri mule, Bert stuck by his guns ' til he proved to everyone that he was right, which was almost always. Easy to know, easier to like, he wasn ' t as good at convincing the P ' s of his merits as he was the T.D. and the Corps. But there ' s no doubt he was on the ball, and there ' s little doubt that he ' ll really shine in the Army which, with football, has always shared first place in his heart. Determined and with high ambitions, watch out for Bert ' s prop-wash. Bert Company E-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Football (4, 3, 1), Manager; Election Committee (4, 3, 1). WILLIAM RICHARD STROUD Kew.snee, Illinois Coiigiessional , 2}n , lllin, The words, " You man halt, " reverberate throughout the division as terrible Mr. Stroud goes on a rampage again One of the main obstacles to Plebian happiness during : his two upperclass years, Webster has always maintained a hard but fair attitude towards the Fourth Class. Being a great lover of an argument, he will argue at any tune on any subject whatsoever. A serious mind, a tenacity of purpose, and an interest in anything and everything, make Bill a sure bet for a success in any branch that he might choose. Webstlr Company D-2, Dialectic Society (3, 1); Debate Club (3, 1). « « . 369 .Jk a«s«- ROBERT TILGHMAN STRUDWICK Salisbury, Maryland ■ Congressional, 1st, MarylanJ From the ranks of the Cavalry came this fair-haired representative of the Metropolis of the Eastern shore. Three years at V.M.I, stood him in good stead at West Point. Although inclined somewhat toward being an " artiste de sac " Tilly upholds the traditions of the old South — happy-go-lucky and dragger of beautiful femmes. His achievements include excellence in horsemanship and the surmounting of obstacles imposed by the Tactical and Academic Departments. His efficiency and cheerful- ness will make him highly valued and respected as an officer and friend. Tilly Company C-1; Lieutenant, Lacrosse (4, 1); Pointer (4); Handball (3, 1). i WILLIAM FRANCIS STUDER Saginaw, Michigan Co«grtssion,il, Sth, Michigan No one who really knew Bill had a finer friend. Affable as they come, he could always be depended on when the going got tough. His versatile mind always kept him in the upper sections with little studying. In any field he was a goat ' s dream when it came to being a wife, for no matter what the problem was he could solve it. Un- selfish too, for whenever you wanted to swap a tour of duty Bill would help. The Army gets a good mind and a fine officer. Bill Company G-1; Sergeant; Lecture Committee (3); Acolytes (3, 0; Missal Readers (4, 3); Howitzer (3, 1): Radio Club (1); Camera Club (1); Skeet (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). CHARLES ROBERT SUPPLEE Columbia, Pennsylvania Congressional, 10th, Pennsylvania Although Soup came here straight from a Pennsylvania Dutch high school, hard work and remarkable memory helped him push the star men and stay well within the first hundred of his class. A yen for things physical put him in the fore of intermurder play from the gridiron to the diamond. A desire to stay well-informed on things military and an adeptness at jokes, together with an ability to get along with men, will help him gain the friendship of those he commands. Soup Company F-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Wrestling (3), Assistant Manager; Academic Coach. 1 9 KWITK 6 ROBERT KNILEY SWAB Lykens, Pennsylvania Coiigrissional , 19th, Peiinsylvanuj Bob came to West Point with tradition, tin school experience, and with a dog like devotion to the Army. It was evident from the start that he would make good, but his was thelot of hard work to succeed. The Academic and Tactical Departments pointed an evil finger at him but he always managed to slip away. A good natured persevering manner will stand him m good stead, and life ' s many obstacles will be surmounted in the same manner that he handled his problems at West Point. SwABO Company H-2; Sergeant, Dialectic Society (4). ANDREW TALBOT San Francisco, California Congrissional, 4th, California To Andy, academics were just another soiree. With his uncanny ability to catch on, he led his classmates for three years with little difficulty. His first introduction to his military career came upon his entrance into the Academy, and his record here foretells a successful future in any endeavor of life. With a sense of humor as bright as his breast plate, Andy always managed to keep the Tactical Department in a whirl. Success will follow a man who possesses both a brain and a sense of humor. Andy Company B-1; Corporal; Lacrosse (4, 3); General Committee (3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Stars (4, 3, 1). KENNETH LEE TALLMAN Cheyenne, Wyoming Senatorial, Wyoming Out of the West, Kenny knows when and how to be carefree. A versatile athlete with a strong arm and an affectionate heart, a loyal and natural leader. Pudge cannot be convinced that his musical talent, vocal, is restricted to a radio switch. He thinks Cheyenne is the apitol of the world and West Point just another dream. Possessing a receptive mind and much ability Kenny is still an easy man to cooperate with in work or play. We ' re sure he ' ll achieve success in his Army career. .Jij Kenny Company D-2; Captain; Corporal; Track (4); Football (4); Basketball (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Ushers (1). 371 EDMUND GEORGE TAYLOR, JR. Minneapolis, Minnesota Senatorial, M;j A true son of the Golden Gopher State, Ted has helped uphold the high standards set by the other Minnesota men who have preceded him at the Academy. His radiant smile and dry Minnesota jokes will identify him to any- one. True friend, hard worker, always ready to help, and natural hive — these are but a few of the qualities that Ted possesses. Armed with these attributes and with his high ideals and friendly manner, Ted begins a career that promises to be happy as well as successful in every way. Ted Company H-1; First Sergeant; Corporal; Squash Club (3). WILLIAM BRITTON TEGLUND Jackson, Michigan Congressional, 2nd, M.ichigan " Tiger " is not Irish, but he has the temper of a Kelly. His independent spirit during Plebe year resulted in that deep groove in Central Area marked, " Property of W. B. Teglund. " Self-confident and possessing the courage of his convictions, Teg will always be found among the leaders. Women, swimming, and sack all hold their par- ticular charms for " Tiger, " but his first love is chemistry. Until that day when one of his concoctions blows him into a far better life, Britt ' s indomitable spirit will find no difficulty too great to overcome. Tiger Company G-2; Sergeant; Swimming (4, 3); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3). WILLIAM ALAN TEMPLE Fort Wayne, Indiana Congressional, 4th, Indiana Al belonged to the fortunate few who early hived out the system and then proceeded toward graduation with a minimum of academic troubles and other worries which often plagued many members of our class. His enthusiastic participation in extracurricular activities made him a well-known and liked classmate. His wives will remem- ber him for his perpetual good humor, his quick sym- pathy, his willingness to help, and his intelligent con- versation. Medicine was Al ' s first love; the Army will profit from his decision to wield the sword rather than the scalpel. Al Company F-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Pointer (4, 3, 1); Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (4, 3, 1), Secretary (1). 1 I 372 » . 6 HAROLD ALVA TERRELL, JR. Gainesville, Georgia Con ' -issionu!, 9th, Gcorgiti Hal came to West Point from out of the deep South, and wc were not long in finding what a real Southern gentle- man is. Easy-going and good-natured, Hal combined a knack for making friends with a knack for picking up quill everywhere he went. Academics, boodle, and trom- bone playing came easy, but we have long suspected that his heart belongs down there where the peaches grow big. With his warm sincerity and a natural ability to lead, we ' ll be looking for Hal up there with the best of them. Hal Company A-2; Sergeant; Corporal, General Committee Chairman (1); Cadet Concert Orchestra (4, 3); Cadet Dance Orchestra (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1). BLUCHER STANLEY THARP, JR. Amarillo, Texas Senatorial , Texas A Rebel from the only state, Bluch spent many nights fighting the Civil War or reminiscing life at the Univer- sity of Texas. But it was here his reputation for dragging pro Texas women started. Academics and a bad leg inter- fered with the continuation of his cinder career, but his love for athletics never diminished. Studious and de- termined, he realized a lifelong ambition by coming to West Point. Conscious of what he wants and with the ambition to get it, he will make the Army a fine officer and a gentleman. Stan Company E-2; Sergeant; Track (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3.1). RAYMOND EDWARD THAYER Helena, Montana Senatorial, Montana Anyone following intercollegiate swimming competi- tion during the past three years needs no introduction to Ray Thayer. Entering the Academy with no previous swimming experience, Thayer succeeded in breaking everal Academy records including a position on each of .veral record-breaking relay teams. His phenomenal rise in swimming comes as a result of his two outstanding qualities — hard work and the will to win, which are responsible for his election as captain of the 1946 swim- ming squad. Bolt Thayer hasn ' t lost any time here in establishing himself as a real go-getter. Thunderbolt |3 fnpanv F-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Swimming (4, 3, O- 373 JAMES EDWIN THOMAS Grenada, Mississippi Setunoruil, M ssiuippi Coming from the deep South, Little Jim exhibits the fiery temper and persistent stubbornness typical of a true Rebel. Not too much of a hive, he pursued his studies down a middle channel, making the most of whatever opportunity presented itself. He avoided any brushes with the T.D. beyond his usual quota of demerits. Although an " A " squad sack artist, he was a hard worker and spent few idle moments. Always a true friend, he possessed a winning and humorous personality and should go far in the future. Little Jim Company A-1; Sergeant; Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1). ' ERNLEY FRED THOMAS South Portland, Mainb Senatorial, Maine Tommy was on the road to being a chemical engineer when he came to West Point. Here he has showed the same ability in academics which took him through two years of engineering at the University of Maine. Being hivey has not kept him inactive in other fields — he is known as much for the " weather report " of plebe year as for his proficiency in academics. Debating was one of his side lines and he was frequently seen working out at the gym. Tommy ' s success in the Army is assured. Tommy Company C-1; Sergeant; Debate Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). A 1 9 WILLIAM KAPPES THOMASSET Los Angeles, C litornia Senatorial, California Untroubled by the Academic Board and possessing the ability to cooperate with the Tactical Department, T-set has found cadet life not unbearable. His apprecia- tion for sports, arguments, pro girls, and California makes his an interesting and affable personality. He is an exceptional conversationalist, a lover of good books and classical music, and a good friend and classmate always to be remembered. With his determined will, he cannot fail to achieve initial and final success as an officer. T-SET Company E-2: Lieutenant; Corporal; Soccer (3, 1); Wrestling (4, 3, 1), Squash Club (3, 1). I LESLIE EUGENE THOMPSON, JR. Larchmont, New York Congrtssional, 1th, Nrw York Les has managed to maintain his easy going outlook on life throughout his three years at the Academy. Even the most trying days of Plebe ye ar were not sufficient to break down his spirits. Although posing as one who is in- different to femmes and dragging, he ' s really interested as evidenced by some of the pro femmes he ' s been seen with. Being an extremely spoony file and possessing a determination to do thorough jobs, he will go a long way towards making himself a success in whatever task he undertakes. Les Company A-1 ; Lieutenant; Corporal; Swimming (4); Lecture Com mittee (3, 1); Catholic Chapel Readers (4, 3); Camera Club {3) ctee (3, 1); Catholic Chapel Ushers (1); Acolytes (3, 1); Missal : 1 T m 6 ELBERT SATTERLEE THROCKMORTON MoBERLY, Missouri Congressional, 2nd, Missouri Throck ' s arrival at West Point fulfilled his lifelong am- bition to come here. Never a particular hive at academics, his conscientious hard work pulled him through each term. His friendly manner and cheery countenance won for him uncountable friends. Never one for heavy dragging, Throck, nevertheless became quite proficient at snaking, from Plebe Christmas right on through. His excellent rifle shooting and insatiable desire for boodle kept him in the fore. Missouri ' s loss is the Army ' s gain and in him the Army receives an officer and leader worthy of West Point. Throck Company H-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Soccer (4); Rifle (4, 3, 1), Numerals (4), Monogram (3); Acolytes (3, 1); Missal Readers (4, 3); Skeet (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting (1). JOHN ROYSTER THURMAN, III High Point, North Carolina Congressional, 6th, North Carolina Roy descended upon the Rock a product of Chapel Hill. From the beginning his zest and efficiency have been the envy of his classmates. A walking encyclopedia on the latest sinkoids, his command of knowledge of the higher realms has placed him amongst the hives. With a song in his heart and a note on his lips, he has been a leader in the music of the Corps. With his good naturedness and systematic manner, he will always be a pride of the Tarheels and a prized friend of classmates. Roy Company D-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4, 3); Cross Country (4, 3); Catholic Chapel Ushers (1); Missal Readers (4, 3); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Glee Club (3. 0- SAMUEL HARTMAN TITLE . . ,» West Hertford, Connecticut Contiiiiional, 1st, Conntcticut Sam may have made the trou too long, but he was never C ' jt short without a humorous remark. He cheated the Ac.i-lcmic Department of another victim by hard work. He worked as hard as anyone in the Corps on his studies. Definitely the supervising rather than the athletic type, Sara nevertheless performed gymnastic wonders at the mention of C.E. He has an amazing ability to take full lifl yantage of any situation; that quality should serve him well. His humor, ability to take a joke, and diligence should advance him far. Sam Company F-1; Sergeant; Golf Club (3, 0; Ski Club (3, 1), Fishing Club (3). LEWIS BURTON TIXIER Cl, yton, New Mexico Congrisswnjl-jt-hirii:, Neif Mexico Lew came to West Point from the ranches of New Mexico with an incentive to succeed that could not be thwarted. Even the lack of a background in mathematics did not stop him from attaining perfection in academics. His all-round athletic ability, his sense of humor, and his personality have made him an outstanding member of his class. The ability to command respect, the self confidence he has developed, and an ability to lead men are attributes which will make him a true son of the long grey line. Lew Company G-1, Captain, Corporal; Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1). ROBERT CHASE TOOLE Huntington, West Virginia Smatorial, West Virginia West Virginia ' s contribution to G-1 appeared in the form of robust Bob Toole. Bob ' s strength of mind, as well as body, a product of lifelong association with education and extensive reading, showed itself when he began to dominate the first history section. A strong belief in the rights of the individual and an objective and intellectual viewpoint enabled Bob to see both sides of most ques- tions; either side of which he could support with forcefu argument. His good humor and ready smile made him .i friend respected by everyone. Bob Company G-1; Ski Club (4, 3, 1). 1 376 r I 4 6 ALLAN CURTISS TORGERSON ATONNA, Minnesota Congressional, 1st, Minntsotii at square Nordic jaw, bull neck, and menacing eye- hiMws lead one to believe Torg was a stern, hard man; but his many friends knew he was as docile as a kitten. The only way to evoke ferocity from him was to call |J»im a Swede — when everyone knew Torgerson was a good Norwegian name! Torg worked hard and played hard and will go a long way in the Army. His versatility in the field of music and his sense of humor made him a popular source of amusement. Torg Company E-1; Sergeant; Baseball (4); Wrestling (3); Hockey (3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (1); Hundredth Night Show (3). OSCAR WILLIAM TRABER, JR. Natchitoches, Louisiana Coiignssioiial, Srh, Loiiui,iiu Being one of the hivier men in the company, Oscar would have had a hard time trying to keep occupied during evening C.Q. had it not been for C Go ' s tradi- tional goats. Placed in his own element and not the bare neatness of a cadet room, he would own bookshelves, stacks of ' em, and records, the classical kind which his wives do not understand. Bill is sure to succeed in what- ever field of endeavor he undertakes for he has self- confidence, perseverance and the personality to match his intelligence. Bill Company C-I, Sergeant; Pointer (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (4, 3); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). JOHN RUSSELL TREADWELL Salem, Massachusetts Congressional, 6th, Mass,tc iii setts A typical New Englander still imbued with ideas of Salem witches and with a Harvard accent, he is slowlv learning to speak English under the tutelage of his wives. Always a true hive, his ideas on the merits of academics differed from those of his goaty wife. Although a con- servative at heart, Monk is quite congenial. Although missing the character building area course, he makes up for it by being out at Reveille formation before his wives roll out of the sack. Monk Company A-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Swimming (4, 3, 1), Numcr.iK, Honor Committee (4, 3, 1), Water Soccer (3, 1). i ' - ' .,G: ' »% 8 •A ROBERT WEBB TRIBOLET Dallas, Texas Senatorial An infantry brat with a fine military background, Trib believed in the old saying, " A tenth pro is a tenth wasted, " and he spent every night of C.Q. reading everything from The Economics of War to daily mail from his O.A.O. He was an ideal roommate — good-natured, generous, and always ready to help out a classmate even if it meant battling the T.D., which he frequently did. Trib looks forward to his commission and his marriage; his superb sense of duty and his personality qualify him for both. Trib Company B-2; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Sunday School Teachers (4, 3, 1). JAMES KERRY TRIMBLE Berryville, Ark. nsas Congressional, }ril, Arkansas There was never a more confirmed Arkansawyer than Jim, and he believed in telling everyone of his " Paradise in the South. " He managed to struggle through his academic duties although he received some good scares from the Spanish course. The activities of public life interested him greatly and he felt that he might someday want to take part in this great American endeavor as his father and grandfather have done. He felt great affection for his fellow cadets and was happy at the privilege of being their friend. Jim Company G-1; Sergeant; Pointer (4, 3, 1); Skeet (1); Ski Club (3, 1). WILLIAM HARRY TROTTER MoRGANTON, NoRTH CAROLINA Congtessiothi , 10th, North Carolina Two consecutive Plebe years would get almost any good Tarheel down, but not Will. The Citad el left its mark, though; his feigned indifference to both Academic and Tactical Departments and his ingenious methods of beat- ing the system were not bred within these grey walls. Spider amazed all by his resourceful ways of being com- fortable on maneuvers, with the aid of everything but the kitchen sink. Always searching the dusty haunts of the library, he spent much time reading the latest books. He will make a deep-thinking and reliable officer. Will Company D-1; Sergeant; Debate Club (4, 3); Radio Club (1); Chess Club (4,3, 1). 1 378 k V 1 1 W 6 GUY TRENT TROY St. Petersburg, Florida Sinutoria , Flornhi A true representative of the South, Guy can look back on an excellent record at the Point. Proficient in every- thing, he was always busy with some extracurricular activity. Although constantly fighting for the back row in the last section Portuguese, he was easily an engineer in any math course. His gift of winning friends and his desire to see everything done properly made him an ideal hop manager. With his natural ability as a leader and his aggressive attitude toward his work, he is assured an enviable record. Guy Company B-2; Captain; Corporal; Track (4); Football (4); Lacrosse (3, 1); i encing (4); Hop Committee (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Chess Club (3); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Chairman Hop Committee (1). RICHARD CABELL TUCK Richmond, Virginia Sen Jtona , Virginia Suffering manfully through Yankee winters and sub- sisting on Yankee bread, this gentleman of the Old Dominion has remained good-natured and easy-going. Inherent ability and a gift for spec have carried him to the top in academics with relative ease. His command of facts and figures has made him a source of knowledge in every field. He took great delight in making things easy for others, whether classmate or Plebe. His earnest determination, strong character, and scrupulous atten- tion to detail will gain success for him in whatever he does. Dick Company D-2; Sergeant, Football (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (1). FRANK BECKWITH TUCKER Welch, West Virginia Congressioriiil, Ui , Wist Virginia From the hills of West Virginia, Taffy came to West Point after a wild year at the University of Virginia. He refused to let the Tactical Department and Academic Board get him down, although he was convinced that their every move was a personal affront. His first love is running as a glance at his record will show. Alternately ailing in love with and swearing off women for life, it will take a good woman to tie him down. His aggressive perseverance will see him through and to the top. Taffy . -7- T?ll Cohipanv C-1, Sergeant; Track (4, 3, 1); Cross Countrv (4, 3, 1 Ca - mA crubC3,i). 379 HARLAN WINTHROP TUCKER Fort Collins, Colorado Corigressiofiai, Ind, Coto The vocabulary kid from Ft. Collins, in bea Colorado, failed to undergo any serious change wb ran up against the hard grey walls on the Hudson. Tu stayed true to that one girl who was always presen his never-ending dreams. His Army background, coup with his keen brain, promise to give Uncle Sam one of ' ® ' his best officers. We who know him will always cherish his friendship and feel confident of his ability to success- fully accomplish any task no matter how difficult it may be. Tuck Company D-2; Lieutenant; Corporal; Track (4, 3, 1); Football (4); Camera Club (1); Ski Club (3, 1); Glee Club (1). ROBERT BUSILL TULLY San Antonio, Texas Congressional, 2nJ, Texas The third of the Tullys to graduate from the Point Bob was a true Army brat, a real athlete, a sincere friend, and a jack of all trades. Give the Dog music, his Collier magazine, and the red comforter, and he was happy. He went through the Academy the tough way with aca- demic and demerit worries which never interfered with his corps squad and dragging duties. A typical Texan from Rice Institute, Bob ' s easy going manner and ability to get things done efficiently will make him an outstanding officer. Bird Dog Company B-1, Football (4, 3); Lacrosse (4); Hockey (4). rryr03»pw RICHARD HUGH TURNER TvLER, Te.xas Centres siotlti I, 3rJ, Texas Reserved, sincere, and thoughtful, a loyal Texan and an ardent tennis fan — that is Baldy. He obtained victory over the Portuguese Department after two years of bitter conflict. IVIeticulous in dress and appearance, the product of home training, he readily adapted himself to the West Pomt standards. His one weakness was his swim- ming ability; but with characteristic determination, he finally rose from the ranks of a walrus. Always depend- able, a better roommate could not be found. Surely the Army and our country will be proud of Baldy. Baldy Company H-1; Sergeant; Tennis (3, 1). i 1 380 i : MAX MARSH ULRICH St. PETERSBURn, Florida Srnjrari.il , Florida From St. Petersburg, Florida, this hnght-eyed lad de scended upon West Point, and for the first year he foiiiv! that West Point had descended upon him. In his Iiim year he fought his way far above the stratum ol ilic ordinary cadet, and stars plan ted themselves on his col- lar. During the two additional years the halls were visited frequently in efforts to keep those gold plated asterisks in place. Max ' s hubbah, hubbah resounded throughout the walls of barracks from reveille, or rather, from breakfast ' til the wee hours of the night. Max Company E-1; Captain, Corporal, Brigade Adjutant, Lrciure Committee t_4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Ushers (l);Ring Committee (4, 3. 1); Stars (4). JOHN LOUIS UMLAUF KuLPMONT, Pennsylvanh Congressional, lith, Pennsylvania Dutch, a true son of Pennsylvania, came to West Point straight from the Navy. Characteristic of his common sense and ability, he soon transformed his seagoing traits into those of a potential Army officer. Between coaching the intermural teams, keeping his roommates on the ball, and dodging last section calculus, he had his hands full. Dutch had a way with femmes, but his heart was true to just one. Sincere, generous, and thoughtful, he gained the respect and admiration of his classmates and proved himself capable of making a fine officer. Dutch Company H-2; Lieutenant; Sergeant; Corporal; Football (4); Basket- ball (4, 3). THEODORE ROBERT UPLAND, JR. San Francisco, California Congressional, 5th. California Ted never believed in rushing into anything without first making an estimate of the situation— even reveille. All during his cadet career, he took everything as it came with no storms, no worries, no complaining, and no unnecessary work. Although he paid little heed to academics, he still managed to rank in the upper third of his class. He always maintained a lively interest in athletics and put out furiously in everything he did. His habitual good humor and loyalty made him a jovial companion and a sincere friend. Up .jCompany F-1; Basketball (4); Soccer (4, 3); Acolytes (1). " •H Y ' " % 381 JOHN EMIL VACI Chicago, Illinois Congressional 3rii, Illinois A typical South-Sider of Chicago was Jack all over. After being awarded a large academic star for his B-robe during Plebe year, he came back strong and had no difficulty thereafter. Athletics of any type, an argumenta- tive bull session, or a well made sack always found him a willing participant. Jack ' s fighting spirit in all his work and ready smile have won him a great number of friends. His natural aptitude as a leader, which he has augmented at the Academy, offers him a promising career as an officer. Jack Company F-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Boxing (4, 3); Election Committee (3); Handball (3, 1). KENNETH CRUIKSHANK VAN AUKEN BuRLiNG. ME, California At Large Despite the influence of his father ' s Navy career, Van ' s objective has been the Regular Army. His entrance was both a final e and a prologue to hard work. Whatever the task. It never went unfinished. Gifted with drive and perseverance, he could always get a lot done very quickly. He put a premium on time, efficiency, and variety but friends came first. Whether it was playing tennis, editing the Mortar, writing for the Howitzer, teaching Sunday School, or just getting a favor done, you could always expect the best from him. Van Company B-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Hockey (4); Tennis (4, 3, 1); Sunday School Teachers (3, 1); Howitzer (3, 1); Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Squash Club (1). 1 9 i fe ' EDWIN RENALDS VAN DEUSEN Fayetteville, North Carolina Congressional, 1st, Massachusetts An Army brat with a natural love for the Army, Van came to West Point with the proper attitude and, as a result, took all in his capable stride. From the trodden polo field to the paths of Flirtation Walk, Vandy is a true gentleman. It is certainly not difficult to predict that among those who exchange the gray of the Corps for the olive drab of the Army, Van for his ready good humor, for his sincere loyalty, and for his honest effi- ciency, will rank at the top. Van Company E-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Ring Committee (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Polo (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Squash Club (1). 382 EDWIN SANDERS VAN DEUSEN, JR. Washington, District of Columbia Hoimr Scl.ml A friend in need is Van indeed! Always willing to icrnJ a helping hand hut seldom in need of aid, this tall slim Dutchman is soft-spoken, easy-going, and friendly. His graceful hut powerful hackstroke has been a big factor in the victories of Army ' s swimmers; and in other sports he has exhibited the natural grace of a true athlete. In academics he has had few worries, and in every phase of cadet life he has established a fine record. A successful cadet, he will make an excellent officer. Van Company G-2; Swimming (4, 3, 1), Numerals, Major " A " (3); Camera Club (3, 1). 6 EARL ROSENQUIST VAN SICKLE MiNOT, North Dakota At Large Van possesses those qualities that one likes to observe in other men and which made his difficulties with academics of only minor account. He has drive and determination as shown by his studying far into the night or engaging in some sport. Van likes music and he was often seen amidst a group of his classmates gaining real joy from singing. With a desire to do well in every- thing he does. Van leaves us with the feeling that true friendship has come this way. Van Company G-1; Track (4, 3); Gymnastics (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3). HARLEY EUGENE ENTERS Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Army Jack was attending the University of Oklahoma, study- ing history, law, and Spanish. When the war broke out he enlisted in the Air Corps. Shortly before he was to be commissioned a fighter pilot, he received an Army appointment. As a Plebe, Jack wandered about incurring naught but incidental difficulties. As all men who walk without trepidation, he fell before the T.D. After trying to re-create a few joys of civilian past, Harley spent many months on the concrete trail; however, a good man will ever rise anon. Jack Company E-2; Sergeant; Track (4); Skeet (1). 383 iiL-.C ' rJK JOHN WILLIAM VESTER North Branch, New Jersey Congrcsswnal, ith. New Jersn From two years of college at Washington and Jefferson, Johnny joined us with little knowledge of what rigors Plebe year held in store. Amazed at first, he soon over- came Plebe year with his common sense and quiet, un- assuming manner. Not a natural hive, through steady plugging in academics and a meticulous sense of re- sponsibility Johnny more than held his own. A hard vi)rker, never discouraged, he brought honor upon his home, friends, and New Jersey. Friendliness, sincerity, industry, and a level head, all qualities of a good officer, are his. Johnny Company C-2; Sergeant, Wrestling (4); Ski Club (3, 1). ALFRED HENRY VICTOR, JR. Akron, Ohio Congressional, Hth, Ohio As a cadet at Usmay Al never found much time to devote to such frivolous pastimes as dragging or sacking, but could usually be found studying hard or playing basket- ball in the gym equally as hard. His success in academics is only a preview of the success that will certainly follow him after his graduation. Never too busy to help his friends, he is conscientious, hard working, and athletic. Al has all the qualities necessary to become a fine officer. Al Company D-2, Corporal; Track (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1). ROBERT RODNEY WAGGENER Corpus Christi, Tex.as Congressional, 14rh, Texjs Coming to West Point straight from Texas, Pi brought some of that state ' s friendliness with him. Even a hair- raising Plebe year didn ' t daunt his pleasant outlook. More serious than most, he took a deep interest in every- thing he did. Hard working, he never hit the sack befor taps. His good nature, unfailing ability to take a jok and willingness to help a classmate out of a storm made him an ideal wife. His excellent soldierly qualities presage his being a superior officer in future years. Pi Company A-1; Sergeant; Pistol (3, 1), Monogram (3); Acolytes Ijl), Missal Readers (3, 1); Catholic Chapel Choir (3, 1); Radio Clubj£3); Ski Club (3, 1). V 1 9 384 ' i ifPfp; ' 4 6 ft ROBERT THOMAS WAGNER M jMONA, Minnesota Confrnsional, I " , Mimittoi,: After four years of trying, Tom finally broke into Usmay rhc tlay he received orders to report for active duty in the USNR. During this time he almost got his B.S. dcgicc -which he worked out during Plebe year. As a result of his duties as plebe clerk he soon grew wise to the system and the TD. His diplomacy and efficiency are evidenced in the sundry offices to which he has been appointed. Those who know Tom will readily testify that he has no equal as a poopsheet artist. Tom Company F-2: Sergeant; 2nd Reg ' t. Supply Sgt.; Corporal; Cross Coun- try (4); Fencing (4); Swimming (3, 1), Manager; Election Committee (4, 3, 1); Lecture Committee (4, 3, 1), Chairman; Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Radio Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (1); Cadet Glee Club (4, 3, 1). RAY MOORE WAGONER, JR. Boise, Idaho Smatortiil, Idaho Out of the West he brought some of the characteristics of the Idaho mountains with him. His decisions are tem- pered with the insight gained by having thought life through. These walls have been made a little less cold, the austerity less forbidding, because of his broad smile and pleasant conversation. The machinations of the Academic and Tactical Departments ha- e been unable to keep him out of the first section and on the area, or to find the goats he coaches. His perseverance will carry him far in his Army career. Ray Company F-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Honor Committee (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). NORMAN WAHL Chicago, Illinois Conffiuintuil , Itb, lllhiois Witty Norm, suave with the femmes, is a dancing master from having dragged almost every weekend since recog nition. He was the only cadet of his time able to play swing on the bass, and this he did ably for the cadet orchestra. Although a sackoid of great repute, he never- theless managed to maintain a high class standing, especially in Portuguese, where for a year he drove the first section. Methodical and possessing an analytical mind. Norm possesses the qualities which will make him a success in any field. Wally Company A-2; Sergeant, Cadet Dance Orchestra (4, 3, 1); Hundredth Night Show (4, 3, 1). 385 « RICHARD HARDING WALKER Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Congrissional , irh, Fennsyhania An intellectual, Dick did not neglect athletics or drag- ging for books. A most ardent patron of the library, he kept the room orderly shelves packed with everything rem Dostoevsky to Wodehouse. His musical tastes run to the classics. Equally eager to drag, tussle with an unruly wife, or brace a Plebe, he was a mainstay on the company handball and soccer teams. With little apparent effort he ranked well above the waterline in his class. Dick is a man ' s man going into a man ' s world to do a man ' s job. Dick Company H-1; Lieutenant, Corporal; Hockey (4, 3, 1), Manager; Chess Club (3). ROBERT LAWRENCE WALKER Washington, Indiana Srthttorial, I ltUana Seemingly indifferent toward all things, R.L. had numer- ous interests. Riding, skiing, his vast collection of records, and the sack ranked higher in his mind than academics. His technique of " always getting by " was amazing; he found the easiest and fastest methods of mastering all obstacles. Saturday nights found him sur- rendering the sack for the hops, rarely letting a week- end pass without dragging. His level head, steady and observant manner, and true sense of humor will assure his success in any problem that any branch of the Army might present. Bob Company C-1; Skeet (1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). SAM SIMS WALKER Belton, Texas Congressiojuil, Imi, Indiana When Roly-Poly entered Usmay he knew what he was letting himself in for, because not only is he an Army brat, but also he had come to us from V.M.I. With that background it is not surprising that Plebe year offered few difficulties. Possessor of an incessant grin and ready wit, making friends came as a second nature. Not an habitual dfagger, he nevertheless managed to do his share. Encountering n o academic difficulties. Walk was able to make an enviable athletic record and is des- tined for success as a soldier. Sambo Company D-1; Captain; Corporal; Football (4); Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Hockey (4); Election Committee (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chapel Ushers (1). 38C I ' i 4 6 JOSIAH ARA WALLACE, JR. Rapid City, South Dakota Congnssiotinly Ind, South Dakota Joe Wallace is the shotgun under the arm, field and stream type. He personifies his own desire, which is being a field soldier. Equipped to pursue that desire Joe has what is often called balance — a balance of physical condition- ing, self discipline, mental ability, and a willingness to study a field manual when necessary. Maybe that is why we call him Poopsheet. Joe, like his father, probably could have been an excellent field soldier without West Point, but credit West Point for furthering the balance. It sharpened the knife-edge. Poopsheet Company D-1; Sergeant, Acolytes (1), Missal Readers (3); Skeet (3); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (4, 3, 1). MATTHEW REID WALLIS Lanett, Alabama Cotigi-tssional, iti, Alabama Wally Gallop Ho Wallis apparently didn ' t get enough of la Militaire at the Citadel and as a result came to USMA. His propensity for horses generally took him in his spare time to the Cavalry stables. Independence and freedom of thought separate him from the masses as does his unique ability to take care of an opponent in cadet repartee. His efficiency and phobia for storms are each due partially to the inherent calmness of the Southland. Keen interest in things comfortable and good at least partially complete his make-up. Wally Company F-2; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Radio Club (1); Camera Club (1); Hundredth Night Show (4); Fishing Club (1). P !|i fiowrrzERJ =J ROBERT ARTHUR WALSH Baltimore, Maryland At Large An Army brat. Body came to us fulfilling his lifetime ambition. Although never excelling in academics, he always successfully satisfied the Academic Department. In him the Tactical Department found a man capable of producing a solution whatever the situation. Body will always be remembered by all for his keen wit, ready smile, and athletic ability. West Point has made of him , an excellent example of a soldier, gentleman, and officer. ' e branch that claims him will receive an officer capable of conquering all tasks, be they large or small. Body Coiiip.iny D-2; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Radio Club (1); Skeet 1,1); Ski Club (3, 1). 387 RICHARD GEORGE WALTERHOUSE ' f: Ann Arbor, Michigan Conjiftsstonal, 9th, Mic j g.t ' ! Doohouse came to West Point after a year of college life at the University of Michigan. His athletic pnnvcss brought him all-state honors in football, basketball, .ind baseball in high school and has carried him to even greater heights as a member of many Army teams. His educated toe brought him the Inter-collegiate record in conversions after touchdowns and the Army team many valuable points. In addition to his athletic abilities Dick has attained universal popularity throughout the Corps by virtue of his quiet, good natured ways. Dick Company C-2; Lieutenant, Corporal, Baseball (4, 1), Football (4, 3, Oi Basketball (4, 3, 1). PAUL SHELBY WARD Batesville, Arkansas Senatorial Little did anyone know what to expect when Arkansas ' s favorite son wandered out of the Ozarks with his Razor- back traditions and blasted through our grey walls amidst a mighty rebel yell. Southern rearing gave him a downright philosophical, easy-going nature that refuses to worry about anything. This earned him the title of " the sackoid of two sheets " which he proudly bore throughout his cadet career. We ' ll watch with interest his army career. Pablo will go far in the branch of his choice. Pablo Company F-2; Gymnastics (4), Camera Club (4, 3, 0- JOE HOLLEMAN WARREN, JR. Dallas, Texas At Large Joe ' s diversions were many during his course at the Academy, not the least of which was his predilection for dragging pro. The books were at Joe ' s mercy; he could take or leave them and still hold his own with the tenth snatchers. Forsaking the lure of his cherished red bov, Joe graciously gave his time to coaching less- talented cadets. Even during the blackest depths of the gloom period Joe could dust off an old joke or song to cover any situation, making him an invaluable class- mate and friend. Joe Company F-1; Sergeant; Swimming (4), Water Soccer (3, 1). 1 i 1 Wi 388 -.1 f1 ' I 6 CHARLES ALOYSIOUS WATERS, JR. PlIILADELPHTA, PeN NSV I.V ANl CmignSSIOIltll , 7th, PtltU n ftitlt,! Academics and a hard Plchc year had tcllinp c(iects on Snulfy. An athlete for enjoyment ' s sake, lie was a wel- come member of several intramural teams. As a goat in everything, he had his own ideas about the system Calm and relatively reserved at West Point, he neverth.c ■ less added something unique to weekends in New " ' oik Although Snuffy didn ' t drag as often as some of us, he always managed to drag pro. The experience and well ot knowledge he stored as a cadet will stand him in good stead as a Regular Army officer. Snuffy Company E-2; Sergeant; Corporal. NORMAN COOPER WATKINS Roanoke, Viroinja Conff-essionii , 6th, Virginia Neither a hive nor a goat, Norm never let academics bother him. He really enjoyed his sack and boodle, and he absorbed plenty of both. His two long suits were his uncanny success in Spic and his mama for dragging. Always eager to help his classmates with their studies. Norm could very often be found in his room giving forth to his Spanish class all the poop for the day. Dur- ing the remainder of his free time he was either dragging or boning up a drag for the next weekend. Norm Company G-1; Sergeant; Corporal, Tennis (4); Weight Lifting (4). DONALD SCOTT WATSON Washington, District of Columbia Sttutorial, Nevada Don, graduate of Carleton College, an Army brat, quiet, studious, had no trouble with academics; and after a vigorous Plebe year, he settled down to enjoy life and the red comforter. His readiness to help brought him any friends. A determined but well-informed foe in an gument, he was always ready to take part in an in- formative bull session. His sense of humor and good nature when being kidded made him a great roommate. Don ' s iron determination and conscientiousness will assure him a successful career in the Army. Don npany A-1; Sergeant; Ski Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1). 389 ' i ROBERT EARL WAYNE Garden City, New York Coiigrauothil, 11th, New York Par excellence describes Bob ' s physical prowess and athletic dexterity. Entering the Academy directly from high school, he took West Point ' s stringent program in stride, by dominating right end on Army ' s eleven, thwarting opponents ' attempted scores as goalie on the hockey team, and standing on the hivey side of the area at most academic formations. Bob ' s affable manner has won him enduring friendships throughout the Corps, and is indicative of success in his future endeavors. Graduation will bring him a pair of silver wings, a wife, and a promising career. ■ Bob Company D-1 ; Sergeant; Corpor, Hockey (4, 3, 1). il. Baseball (4); Football (4, 3, 1); GEORGE STANLEY WEBB, JR. Wynnewood, Pennsylv.ania Congressional, 17th, Illinois In two years of college life everything was give and take and have a good time. Here George found only take. Although that irked him, it could not frustrate his efforts to do a good job. In academics and athletics he breaks through with the punch and pressure of self-propelled armor. He speaks in terms of the future, foresees most of his obstacles, and is always adequately prepared to sur- mount them. His pleasing personality makes him a good wife; his black book, a good connection on leave. G. Webb Company F-2; First Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4, 3); Cross Country (4); Gymnastics (4); Cadet Concert Orchestra (4); Pointer (4, 3, 1); Radio Club (1); Chess Club (3); Weight Lifting (3, 1). 9 dEPSHE WILLIAM HAYES WEBB Tarboro, North Carolina Congressional, 2nd, North Carolina Bill is an easy-going southerner who can always be dis- tinguished by his North Carolina drawl. He possesses a fine character with just enough devilment to make him real. Outside he has a million dollar grin which says, " Let ' s have some fun. " Inside there is a deep under- standing of men — a sincerity which wins lasting friends. Having a love for sports, Bill plays hard at anything he undertakes. Once he sets up a goal, he doesn ' t stop driving until he reaches it. Bill Company F-2; Sergeant; Track (4, 3, Cluh(:4, ' 3). 1); Football (4, 3, 1); Camera i " 390 1 EDWIN LEO WEBER, JR. Marietta, Ohio Congri nional , lilh, Ohio Straight from high school and the near Middle Wcit, Ed was neither in the last nor the first sections, but stayed unobtrusively in the middle. Never more than a jump ahead of the RB, he was not a stranger to the area. More interested in games on the plain or the under side of his red boy, Ed did not overdo himself in extra- curricular activities. While not being strictly shot with the system, he paid close attention to tactics and he should make a good officer in this man ' s army. Ed Company C-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Football (4); Pistol (4). i 6 MARVIN OCTAVIUS WEBER, JR. Forest Lake, Minnesota Senatorial Minnesota Happy and carefree, Marv came from the guidance of the Benedictine Fathers of St. John ' s Abbey to the stern discipline of the Military Academy. Eventually, he adjusted himself to the change, from sail-boating on Forest Lake to assault-boat landings on Popolopen ' s shores. Most of his free time was spent in the library where philosophy was foremost in his extended reading program. Marvin ' s quiet disposition and depth of per- sonality, coupled with his exceptional ability to get along with people, will make him many friends in the years to come. Marv Company E-1; Ski Club (4, 3, 1). ALBERT DUNBAR WEDEMEYER Washington, District of Columbia Oh:o, At Large In spite of bursts of incessant " flapping " Al had a con- versational ability based on " interesting facts " which gave him a natural ease in making friends. His love of superlatives and his imitations of characters among his classmates kept his wives in an eternal uproar. Quite the " draggoid, " he welcomed the arrival of spring for it once more brought soft, green grass to the hills. While frequently reminding us that all great generals are goats he was doing his best along that line to take high honors. We hope he will get them. Al Company G-2; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Ski Club (3, 1). ;j MARVIN STUART WEINSTEIN NoRWALK, Connecticut Congressional, 4th, Coumcttcut Moe ' s earnest efforts to educate his wives to appreciate classical music enjoyed little success, but this was the (11 1 N iivlcavor in which he ever admitted defeat. Aca- clcmas presented few problems and he managed to clear the T.D. hurdle with only a few minor skirmishes. His genial good nature won him many friends and his amaz- ing store of knowledge on many diversified subjects made him a frequent victor in our aftertaps discussions. His soldier-like qualities and his love of the Army assure his success as a leader of men. Luck, Moe! Moe Company F-1; Sergeant; Track (4); Football (4); Boxing (4), Gym- nastics (3); Ski Club (3, 1); Glee Club (4, 3, 1). NORMAN EMANUEL WEISS KiNCiSTON, Pennsyl ' , nia Co}igre.f.(iotial , llrh, Pemuylvutita Hailing from the coal mine district of " Pennsy " Norm has come through in true Yankee fashion. The Academic Department could get nowhere in their process of elimination with him; however, he has had quite a few minor tussles with the Tactical Department in which he has come out comparatively unscathed. A likable fellow of the first degree. Norm is always on hand with a cheerful smile and a good word. A hard worker and hard talker, he will be a very definite asset to the ranks of the regular army. Spider Company G-2; Debate Club (4); Camera Club (3); Ski Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (4). JAMES CLYDE WELCH, JR. Buffalo, New York Congressional, 8th, M. A devotee and a connoisseur of the fair sex, Jim dragged pro and often. Always spoony he easily thwarted the T.D. except on rare occasions when in the arms of Morpheus he ' d sack through a formation. An on the ball file with one foot in the sack and the other in th social whirl, he always promised an academic buck u which didn ' t mature until his first class year. All Jim classmates will remember his easy going manner, go ' nature, and ready wit which always helped tremendous during gloom period. i Company C-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Ski Club (1); Handball (1 ). ' ' hmU ' lTT (pppr- 1 W 392 STANFORD ALDEN WELCH Mkhhohh, New Hampshire Stiuron.il, Ntw H.impshire lriil .1 charaLler from doc of Robert Frost ' s poems, tk.ui has shown us how New England regards life by his gyod humor and his indifference to worry. He might be described by those who hardly know him as complacent; ■ Jjowever, to those of us who claim his friendship, Stan has a delightful combination of dash, good nature, and intelligence. These qualities give him the inherent charm for which all of us strive. Both in the classroom and on the athletic field Stan has evidenced his ability to master life. Stan Company H-1, Sergeant; Pointer (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). EMORY ROBERT WELLS AsHBURN, Georgia Coniitsiwnal, Vth, Ntw York Bud walked into East Barracks following a Plebe year at the Citadel; consequently, the soirees that had the rest of us in a storm caused him no consternation. After Plebe year Bud found the attraction of the sack too great to overcome, and every afternoon at 6:14 his wives would call " Bud, get up! " He was very athletically inclined toward all sports except swimming. Bud typifies the Southern gentleman with his gracious man- ners, ready smile, quick wit, and easy going ways. Georgia ' s loss is the Army ' s gain. Bud Company A-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Election Committee (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, !)■ ANTHONY PATRICK WESOLOWSKI Baltimore, Maryland C mf -tssioii.il, }rJ, M,in jnJ Wes ' boyhood ambition was fulfilled when he received his appointment to West Point. Leaving his job with the Martin Plant in Baltimore, Wes came here along with the rest of us in July 1943- A hard studying individual, Wes attained his rank by putting out. In the athletic line he worked on the parallel bars during Plebe year and in Yearling year played soccer, his home town sptirt. The Army receives a good man and a willing worker in Wes, who will best be remembered for his diligent attitude. W Company C-2; Sergeant; Soccer (3, 1); Gymnastics (4); Glee Club (4). mta , 393 CHARLES LEROY WESOLOWSKY ,l MESBURO, New JERSEY Cotigrisstonal , }rii. New Jersey It has been a short three years since we first met Wes, but in that time we have come to know and respect him. Always a smile to cheer you, always a hand to help you, never a word to hurt you — that ' s Wes. Yes, he wore stars, and though not on his dress coat, they were all the more a tribute to his ability and cool determination. It is with regret, but utmost confidence of his future success, that we say so long to Wes, a true soldier and gentleman. Wes Companv B-2; Ski Club (1); Fishing Club (3, 1). ALLEN ALBERT WHEAT Sturgis, Michigan Congressional, 4fh, Mkh gati Al came to us straight from Sturgis, Michigan, and soon demonstrated that the system could not dominate him. An infectious smile and a ready wit, coupled with an innate seriousness helped to get Al through Plebe year without too much trouble. A natural hive, academics never caused him a minute ' s concern — a well-remembered day is the one when he came home moaning about that 2.5 he picked up in math. The Corps is richer for his presence; the Army gains a fine officer, an excellent man, a true friend. Al Company G-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Ski Club (3. 1); Hundredth Night Show (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1); Cadet Dance Orchestra (4, 3, 1). PERCY LOUIS WHEELER Steens, Mississippi Cotigressioihil, 1st, Mississippi Always ready to say a good word for the Armored Force and the deep South, especially Mississippi, Perc came to West Point in 1943 with two years as a G. I. behind him. Although not a hive, he is a conscientious worker and has constantly enlarged his extensive capabilities. In- herent spooniness and a comprehensive knowledge of Army life places him among the foremost in the esteem of the T. D. and his classmates. With his strong desire to succeed Perc is assured of a long and successful career in the Army. Perc Company E-2; Lieutenant; Corporal, Honor Committee (4, 3, 1). ;i i ! 1 ROBERT DOYNE WOODLEY WHITE Norfolk, Virginia Sencitor ' hil, Virgiiiiii Has anyone ever heard real Virginia slang? Whenever one hears ' " oot aboot the hoose " they may be certain that White is making with his Southern double talk again, A firm believer in a " hard but fair " Plebe system has caused Bob many carefree hours. A strict adherent to the principle that a held soldier is what makes this man ' s army assures Benning of another good man. Of most importance, his knowledge of how to work and of how to play augurs well for the future of this son of Virginia. Bob Company C-1; Corporal; Lacrosse (4, 1); Hop Committee (4, 3), Chair- man. ROBERT MENIFEE WHITE Covington, Kentucky Congressional UI- Kenft cky Born July 11, 1921, Bob cut his teeth on a rifle barrel and lost no time thereafter in living up to the Kentucky tradition of marksmanship. An ardent outdoor en- thusiast, Bob ' s favorite pastimes are hunting and fishing. He spent four years mastering the principles of business administration at the University of Cincinnati. This left him somewhat unprepared for the U.S.M.A. curriculum but did not dampen his determination to make the Army a full time job. Bob ' s keen sense of humor, good judg- ment, and congeniality assure him success throughout life. Bob Company A-2; Sergeant; Rifle (4, 3, 1), Siceet (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Fishing Club (4, 3, 1). RICHARD TAYLOR WHITE Grosse Ile, Michigan Honor School Dick, who came to us from Michigan, is one of those quietly competent people who gets things done. At West Point his interests centered on swinging wildly from the ceiling of the gym on the rings, on working in the darkroom, and last but by no means least, on drag- ging. The saying goes that familiarity breeds contempt; ell, Dick must be the exception that proves the rule, -because familiarity with him breeds only sincere liking and admiration. He ' s on the road to a long, happy, and stacessful career in the Army. Zombie CSpipany F-2; Sergeant; Gymnastics (3, 1); Radio Club (4, 3, 1); Cfrnera Club (4, 3, 1). s — - 395 WILLIAM JACKSON WHITENER Gastonia, North Carolina Congnssjothil, llrh, North CLitdf. Jack hails from North Carolina, and with hi brought that easy going attitude typical of all Southerners. He was never selfish with his superior academic ability, helping many classmates over those rough spots. Possessing a high sense of personal ho: it is not strange that he was his company ' s honoT " representative. Spring brought his physical prowess to the fore, when he could be found playing his favorite sport, baseball. With all these qualities, is there any doubt that Jack will be an outstanding officer? Jack Company C-1 ; Lieutenant; Corporal; Baseball (4, 3, 1); Honor Com- mittee (3, 1), Election Committee (3, 1). RAYMOND PALMER WHITFIELD, JR. Charlotte, Texas Congnssionai , }4th Texas Ray came to West Point from San Antonio, and between furloughs spent his time studying train schedules to see how he could go South again. A true goat, he always felt that a tenth pro was a tenth too many, and he never let academics worry him. His sincerity, his sense of humor, and his pro dragging made him everyone ' s friend. A flanker runt in a little man ' s company, his ability to solve all problems with the help of his red comforter let Ray always come up smiling. Ray Companv G-1, Sergeant; Pointer (4), Debate Club (4), Chess Club (4); Ski Club (I, 1), Hundredth Night Show (3, 1). ■- " 1 !J»B»S %: aiPi» ' PRENTICE EARLE WHITLOCK Pacolet Mills, South Carolina Congressional 4th South Carolina A true Rebel with the you-all drawl, Pretence hails from South Carolina. A long study of music made him a cinch for class chimer, and all who listened to his 6:00 jam sessions can testify to his excellence. Possessed of a tnendly nature and a slow smile, he has many friends in both regiments. Always battling the academic depart- ment for the extra tenth to go Pro, Whit still found time to engage in important extracurricular activities. He has the qualities that will insure his furthered success in the Army. Whit Company B-2; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Chimers (4, 3, 1); Sunday School Teachers (3, 1); Cadet Concert Orchestra (3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Hundredth Night Show (4, 3, 1); Glee Club (4). h 1 9 39b 6 E JOHN IMY WHITMORE St. Paul, Minnesota Catignssioiiii , 4th, Minnesota From way out in Minnesota " Smiley " came to the Em-,,: pirc State to join the long grey line. The Academic De- partment collaborated with Jack on studies, and his hat- ting average— a la " tenth sheet " — made him a real go.it. But you don ' t have to he a hive to be a good general. The " Wheed " took the bitter with the sweet and chalked up a right hne score in spite of it all. His right foot is firmly set in the right direction, and his abundan.t capabilities will carry him through. Smiley Company G-2; Honor Committee (4). -■A- JERE OTIS WHITTINGTON KiLGORE, Texas Congrasiiinal, 3rd, Tixas A devoted son of the Lone Star State, and a faithful Aggie, Jere came northward to become a true West Pointer. Well-known during his first year as an on the ball cadet rather than a hive, he made a fine record during his three years. A handsome and popular lad, not many opportunities to drag were overlooked, and they were all pro, an important consideration among us cadets. His soft-spoken, easy going, good nature, which stamps him as a Texan, will gain him success in his Army career. Whit Company F-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Tennis (4, 3); Cadet Chapel Ushers (1); Hop Committee (4, 3, 1); Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1), Presi- dent (1); Ski Club (3, 1). CHARLES ORION WIEDMAN Lincoln, Nebraska Congretstoudl, iid, Nebr.tsk.i Chuck came to us from the University of Nebraska. The combined qualities garnered at the Military Academy and those of his college days have left Chuck with an understanding of men and the ability to move easily in any company. Always willing cither to fix a friend up ith a beautiful blind drag or to sit in on a friendly little mc. Chuck ' s ability for making friends will carry with him throughout the brilliant future he is certain to have. Jie Army can well use good officers of Chuck ' s caliber Chuck ipany B-1; Sergeant; Rifle (4); Ski Club (4). 397 JOHN SCHOLTO WIERINGA, JR. Palisades Park, New Jersey Congrissiomil, 9th, New Jiniy Jack came to Usmay fresh from high school and proceeded to show the college boys how to overcome cadet diffi- culties. As a Plebe he was always conscientious; he has retained that quality throughout his cadet career and will undoubtedly carry it into the Army. Cool and always unperturbed this son of Jersey can take any problem or trouble in his stride. Athletics, soft music, and femmes are his weaknesses and his vices. Jack has been a good wife, a good cadet, and he will always be a good soldier. Jack Company F-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Baseball (4, 3); Basketball (3); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). ARTHUR BURT WILCOX, JR. Decatur, Illinois Coiigitssion.il, lOth, lllmois " Yeah, I ' m coming " ; at the one minute bell lumbering down to reveille, his introduction to another day — a full day — three men ' s shares at breakfast. " Where ' ll I hide my clean laundry? " — " My slide rule was off in Mechanics! " — Sir, that ' s my clean laundry. Goose Prof talked Greek today — steamroller on the basketball floor — moaning monotone " Don ' t Fence Me In " — hour reading " Life " , half reading " Para Militates " — Sack, ahhh — " Yeah, I ' m coming. " Crew haircut, slow grin, good looking, they say; a good pal, a good soldier, and a great guy — Wilco. Bus Company G-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Footba (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1). I (4); Lacrosse (4); Ski Club NORMAN STURGIS WILCOX Lansdowne, Pennsylvania Congrtssional, 3rd, Pennsr faiii.i Coming to the confines of these gray walls from a boister- ous year of college, Sturge found it rather difficult to accustom himself to the regularities of cadet life. How- ever, his lively personality and his ability to see the amusing side of everything brought him through un- scathed. Gunner and the Academic Board were not on the best of terms, but intermittent spurts of hard work were successful. His loquacious qualities made him ever a leader in B.S. sessions, just as his easy-going manner will always gam him many friends. Gunner Company A-1; Sergeant; Basketball (4, 3, 1). 1 I 9 I PITS 398 J. RICHARD MINTER WILDRICK Lt)s Angeles, California Coiignmotia , 19rh, diliforHU Dick hails from the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the Rock being his first trip East. A towheaded gallant with a winsome way, he quickly won the approval of his classmates; and quite by accident on a blind date, approval from Capitol Hill. His studious and persevering mannerisms have won him an enviable place in the ranks of the hives. His greatest concern, the welfare of a cer- tain pentagonal agency; his ambition, the loftier climes. His stay has been marked with success in the eternal triangle of letters, tactics, amour. Dick Company D-2- First Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Radio Club (3). 6 BENJAMIN BERTRAM WILLIAMS Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania Ccmifissional, IJth, Pennsylvania They say the Army has a lot of luck, and then when fellows like Benny decide in favor of the blue, you know it is so. Perh aps it ' s because he ' s a Welchman; perhaps it ' s because he came from Pennsylvania ' s coal belt, perhaps it ' s because he is known by everyone as the " Runt " without a runt complex — he ' s just Benny, the industrious, the twinkle eyed, the non-hivey. But his classmates will always remember those traits and his sportsmanship. We know those are what will place BB on top of the stack BB Company C-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Baseball (4, 3, 1); Lacrosse (4); Camera Club (3, 1). CHARLES TORREY WILLIAMS Fort Wayne, Indiana Senatorial " Where he acquires his tenths is a mystery. Drop into his room any time when a tac isn ' t imminent. Fiction you ' ll find on the table, stacks of it — Shorty in bed and asleep, and the works of Messrs. Fieberger, Lissak, and Davis neatly arranged as prescribed on top of the clothes- press — seemingly uncracked since issued. " This is straight out of the 1913 Howitzer and it fits the son as well as it fit the father. Practical, logical, and possessing unlimited possibilities, Torrey will prove a valuable addition to any branch. Torrey Company G-1; Sergeant; Skeet (3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Stars (3, 1). I 399 ' ti iifM: HAROLD WILLIAMS, JR. Knoxville, Tennessee Congreisional, 2nd, Tennessee Hal came to West Point well versed in the ways of life, military and otherwise, always managing to stay two )umps ahead of the Tactical Department with a mini- mum of effort. Academics came easily to this Tennessean, and he would have worn stars had it not been for the many hours he spent coaching his less fortunate class- mates. Always ready for a good argument or a humorous joke, he made a swell roommate. Dependable and thorough, Hal will go far in the Army. Hal Company D-2; Tennis (4); Water Soccer (3); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). HENRY KIRK WILLIAMS, III Dunkirk, New York Congressional, 4 ' irii, New York From northern New York came Kirk — cool, calm, and collected. During Beast Barracks we marvelled at his ability to maintain these characteristics. We realized then that A-1 was getting another good flanker. As Plebe year progressed, our realization became a fact. His clear, analytical mind handled all academic difficulties, his athletic ability made all games a pleasure, his innate quality to enjoy life was well developed. To know Kirk has been a privilege — to state that he will be successful in Army life is but common sense. Kirk Company A-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Track (4); Football (4); Honor Committee (4, 3); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Pointer (3, 1). MARSHALL McDAIRMID WILLIAMS, III San Antonio, Texas At Large " You red-headed man, halt! " This cry punctuated the days of Rojo Williams ' Plebe year. But Rojo is not dis- tinctive only for his red hair. His ready smile and natural wit are due to an unquenchable exuberance that never seems to leave him, even in periods of dark depressio In his many encounters with the Tactical Departmen he may have come out second best; but he still clings philosophy he calls the romance of life, ie. notli ventured, nothing gained. In all truth, we can pay him the noblest compliment of them all — everyone Vkho knows him considers him a friend. R6jo Company H-2; Sergeant; Soccer (4, 3, 1). Xr 1 9 400 6 ROBERT MOODY WILLIAMS J. f ON, Tknnkssee CoHii-e.suonul Hth Tenmssee Although Army life was new to Bull, he caught on quickly. A background of Engineering at Mississippi State helped him side step the well known pitfalls of the Academic Board. He has that happy facility of getting aximum accomplished with the minimum amount of effort. Famed for his strong aversion to horses and women, he is equally known for his broad grin and all around ability. A staunch Rebel, Bull more than held his own against two rabid Yankee wives. Always a friend his success in the Army is assured. Bull Companv C-1; Sergeant, Track (3, 1); Baseball (4), Hundredth Night Show (4). CHARLES GURLEY WILLIAMSON, JR. Trenton, Michigan Congressional, 16th, Michigan Chuck came to West Point from Michigan after two years in Washington, D. C. In between his expositions on why everyone should be an air cadet. Chuck ' s cheer- ful voice and ever ready laughter did much to cheer us all. The things we will always remember about Chuck are his sunny disposition, his willingness to help and cooperate with everyone, and the teasing manner in which we used to call him Willie. Chuck was tops as a roommate and a buddy, and he will be just as fine as an officer. Chuck Company B-1, Sergeant; Corporal; Lacrosse (4, 3); Chess Club (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). I . ROBERT GREGG WILLIAMSON WiLBRAH. M, Massachusetts Congressional, Intl, Massachusetts " Now, gentlemen, if you ' ll give your attention to Mr Williamson ' s board for the approved solution . . . ' The end of another first section recitation would find this sandy-haired, quietly smiling star man gently put- ting away his slide rule and gazing with mild interest at the performance of his fellows. Of greater concern to him was the welfare of lower section men for whom he was a patient and capable teacher. This fortunate com- bination of outstanding ability and consideration for others is a firm foundation for a trustworthy and in- spiring officer. Hos Companv E-2; Sergeant, Corporal; Track (4, 3); Cross Countrv (4); Ski Club (3, 1); Stars (4, 3, 1). 401 DONALD WILSON, JR. W ' ASHiNGTON, District of Columbia Senatoriiil Don has that cheerful drive and gift of friendly well- wishing that has endeared him to his classmates. As a jack-of-all-trades on the athletic field, he has represented his company in basketball, football, softball, and corps squad Soccer. With a love of chess, sleep, and beautiful girls, he leads a varied but interesting life. Having grown up a true Army brat at Maxwell Field, he has realized his ambition to follow his Dad into the service, and is well on the road to obtaining his distinguished heritage. Gromwald Company F-2; Track f 4 ' i; Basketball (4); Soccer (4, 3); Chess Club (4). m f A t P ' JM |n l JW k : — » " M A 1 f . m MINTER LOWTHER WILSON MoRGANTOWN, West VIRGINIA Congrcssioihil , 1)1 J , Wtst Virginia Fresh from high school at Morgantown, Mint made his first contact with the Army at West Point. Unperturbed by his shock of Beast Barracks he went on to do every job that faced him in his quiet efficient way. Noted for his lack of storms and his even disposition Minter has gone on to make friends throughout the Corps. Con- scientious, hard working, yet ready to lend a hand either in academic or tactical soirees have been only a few of the fine qualities his friends have found in him. Mint Company F-2; Sergeant; Camera Club (1); Ski Club (3, 1). ROBERT DUANE WILSON Battle Creek, Michigan Coiigrtssional, }nl, Michigan A typical goat. Bob realized his lifetime objective of West Point only after he matriculated from three poop schools and took the annual entrance exams four times in order to pass them once — just before he reached the age limit. A slight disagreement with the Math De- partment in his first Yearling year forced him to major in calculus at Doc Silverman ' s. The facts of being an Army brat and an ex-G. I., combined with the above, would lead one to conclude that he is determined on a military career. Company D-2; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1). 1 402 t J 6 ROBERT SEEDORF WILSON Wilmington, Delaware At Large Bob came to the Point via the way of many of the Corps — the Army. He was a GI in an anti-aircraft unit at Fort Eustis, Virginia, learning something of Army life, so that Beast Barracks was not too severe a jolt in some respects. It has always been a nip and tuck battle between him and the T.D., with an occasional visit to the Regimental Board livening up his cadet life. How- ever, his determination to weather the storm will pay off dividends in his future as an officer. Bob Company H-1; Baseball (4); Football (4); Soccer (3, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4); Hop Committee (4). ROBERT TRENT WINFREE, JR. Lexington, Kentucky Sin torul, Kentucky " The proof of the pudding lies in the eating. " This old adage can well apply to our lean and lanky Bob, for we who have witnessed the ease with which he overcame the mental and physical requirements of cadet life can under- stand why Bob will always have success within his grasp. Friendly and cheerful Bob ' s Kentucky drawl always announced the presence of one we are proud to number among our own. A self-made man, his future position will depend only on the frequency of his capable and determined efforts. Shadow Company E-1; Sergeant; Swimming (4), Assistant Manager; Howitzer (3, 1); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). JAMES EMMETT WIRRICK Dee, Oregon Congreisiouiil, Ind, Oregon Having a little trouble with the Academic Department which did not agree with him on certain points in math, Jim led a fairly quiet life behind the grey walls. Most of his spare time was spent figuring out places to hide numerous unauthorized articles from that member f the T.D. who generally paid us a visit each morning. Iways in the best of spirits, Jim was one of the brighter iktures during his stay here, and will be remembered for a lone time to come. Jim Conip.iny D-1; Sergeant; Corpora JOHN WILLIAM WISS Columbus, Ohio . , 12th, Plenty of good food, an enticing redboy, and a life -bf leisure; these are the things we think of when wc hear the name Johnny Wiss. Johnny, a true disciple of Ohio State University, never experienced much difficult}- with his academics. Considering the amount of time spent each lesson, his academic success was indeed phenomenal A likeable fellow who can get along with anyone, who always looks at both sides of an argument, and who has no enemies, Johnny is sure to be a success in anything he attempts. Johnny Company C-1; Sergeant; Football (4), Lacrosse (4); Ski Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (3, 1). WILLIAM PRICE WITHERS, JR. Onkadonkee Creek, Arkansas tiiattuil. At Lari He was always aggressive in everything important to him, indifferent to anything else. We ' ll always remember Bill ' s good-natured smile, his self-assured gait, and his likeable disposition. Although often embittered at his many hours on the area, Bill always came out on top of the T.D. in his own way. Although sackoid to the bone, he preferred a hard game of polo to the red boy anytime. Bill ' s appreciation of finer things, his ability to make friends, and his willing unselfishness will make his career in the Army happy and successful. Bill Company A-2; Sergeant; Wrestling (4); Rifle (4), Numerals; Debate Club (4, 3); Polo (4, 3, 1). ABRAHAM WOLF Brooklyn, New York Conircssioncil, }n , Niw York i y r " adjective for Abe is clean cut, because he is just that. His neatness of person, soldierly bearing, and clarity of expression are qualities everyone expects to find in an officer. He is candid, sincere, and full of fun. W-rsatility is the key to his character, for he is at home both in the field of athletics and the academic halls. Although his specialty was gymnastics, his name has always been on one Corps Squad list or another. Easy- going and likeable, Abe has what it takes for his pro- fession. Ham Company A-2; Sergeant; Soccer (3, 1); Gymnastics (4, 3, 1); Debate Club (4, 3, 1); Radio Club (3. 1); Camera Club (1); Ski Club (3, 1 " ), Handball (3,1). I 1 9 ALLEN HOWLAND WOOD, III MoNTCi-AiR, New JERSEY Srnatoriiil, New Jiruy When New Jersey presented this man with the hair- trigger smile to the Corps, she was no doubt unaware of his worth. His congeniality and infectious laugh m.iiL him immediately acceptable at any gathering. Wood) s bi-annual struggles with the Academic Board were nerve-racking to say the least, but somehow he reaeheJ the line a photo-finish winner. After four years at tin school the system was not new to him. Thus, presumably tiring of cadet life, he tended slightly toward indiffer- ence, but with more than enough ability to warrant it. Woody Company A-1; Sergeant; Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (1); Handball (1); Weight Lifting (4, 3, 1); Glee Club (3), ALVYN LOFTON WOODS, JR. LuTCHER, L uisi. N. Congressional, 2nd, Louisiana Plebe math tried its best to send Al back to the banks of the Mississippi. A muck artist by trade, he earned a place for himself on the gym team early in his cadet career. All his affection and most of his time are divided between a certain Southern lass, parallel bars, and flying. His carefree, congenial manner and natural musical ability have won him the respect and friendship of his classmates. The future and the service will find Al a conscientious officer and a well mannered gentleman. Al Company C-1; Lieutenant; Corporal; Gymnastics (4, 3, 1); Catholic Chapel Ushers (1). HARRIS HAROLD WOODS Woodstock, Illinois Congressional, Uth, Illinois Not just another Yankee, Woody has proved himself to have a little something extra special in reserve. Wood- stock, the hub of civilization, has reason to be proud of its representative to the Academy. Take a look at his record: no big things to have set in marble, but a multi- tude of those big little things that mark the beginning of success. Friendliness is Red ' s habit not his policy. His dependability to carry out responsibility is largely due to his desire to cooperate — the rest is just plain Woody. Woody Conipjnv F-2; Sergeant; Cadet Concert Orchestra (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1). 405 ;3 t i JOHN McREYNOLDS WOZENCRAFT Dallas, Texas Congressional 5th, Texas Wherever men associate, there is always one who, in all respects, stands head and shoulders above everyone else. Such a man is Jack, a student of the highest possible calibre of all subjects scientific and social, an exceptional athlete, a skillful writer, and a fluent speaker. He possesses an agile mind which masters the theoretical as readily as it handles a situation requiring common sense. Remarkable attributes like these won Jack many honors as a cadet and will insure an enviable success in everything to which he turns his hand. Jack Companv D-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Soccer (4, 3, 1); Pointer (4, 3); Debate Club (4, 3, 1); Squash Club (4, 3, 1), President (1); Stars (4, 3, 1). WILLIAM ROBERT WRAY De QuiNCY, Louisiana Congressional , 7th, Louisiana A true son of the deep South, Bill came to us from the bayous of Louisiana via L.S.U. Academics were a dead- beat for this natural hive. A valuable asset to many intramurder teams and a born organizer, he led in all his varied activities. Far from his home stamping grounds, he accepted many a blind drag and, much to the envy of his wives, consistently dragged pro. Wearing a perpetual smile and with personality plus. Bill is everybody ' s buddy. The Army has gained a real prince of a gent. Bill Company D-2; Captain; Corporal; Handball (1); Squash Club (1). 1 9 jMomisiSS S - % ROBERT KENNETH WRIGHT San Diego, California Congressional, 9th, California Affectionately known as Bob to his wives and class- mates he turned down the Navy and nineteen years by the sea for an Army career. His congeniality coupled with an abundant supply of brawn and brains made him a natural in every thing he undertook. Bob is a man who has never known the word quit, and his indomitable spirit is sure to carry him to the top. A multitude of friends both masculine and feminine speak for them- selves. He ' s an inspiring leader of whom the Army can truly be proud. Bob Company G-1; Sergeant; Corporal, Football (4), Gymnastics (4 ; Weight Lifting (4). HWITZ 406 WILLIAM MARION WRIGHT Lubbock, Texas Congrtsiioii.il, l )th, Irxjs Bill came from the Southwest with the Texas Nat unal Anthem in his heart and still deeply impressed with the beauty of Southern femmes to start his West Point career. He will never forget that he tried to convince the Beast Detail that he had sufficient knowledge from ROTC training at Texas Tech. Always ready with his typical Wright jokes he was a very likeable wife. With jovial manners toward his friends, academics, and the Tactical Department, Bill ' s USMA life won him many lasting friendships, few tenths, and his share of demerits. Bill Company D-2; Soccer (4, 3); Pointer (4), Radio Club (1); Ski Club (1). 6 WILLIAM BURBRIDGE YANCEY Harrisonburg, Virginia Presidential Uncle Bill came to us an Army brat with plenty of past experience from V.M.I. He soon gained the friendship and admiration of his classmates with his sense of humor and physical prowess; and though these attributes didn ' t help him with the Tactical and Academic Departments, he managed to eventually come out on top. A tough tackle on Army ' s tough team, Bill broke his leg in the Notre Dame game — and recovered in confinement. Everyone will always remember Bill as a great and a fine man. Bill Company A-1; Sergeant; Corporal; Track (4, 3); Football (4, 3); Boxing (3). WAYNE ALLEN YEOMAN Glendale, Arizona Senatorial, Sen. McFarland " Arizona, You mean there is more to the U.S.? I didn ' t think people could live anywhere else. " Since Whitey ' s arrival at West Point he has been a one man Chamber of Commerce, and he believes every word he says. One who plays all games to the utmost, he likes to win but re- mains a good sport win or lose. His standards have been high, and meticulous attention to details and hard work have resulted in his many achievements. Whitey ' s ability and qualities of leadership will carry him far in the Army. Whitey Company B-2; Captain; Corporal; Regimental Training Officer; Chess Club (3). 1 407 BILLY HEATON YOUNG ' ' ! Chiefland, Florida Cnngnssiotia , 2nii, Florida [ hails from Chiefland, Florida, " Way down upon the Suwannee River. " He graduated from Riverside Military Academy and followed this by a year at the University of Florida. This gave him a good start toward a chemical enijineering degree, but the war came and Bill entered the infantry at Camp Croft. Athletically inclined, he enjoys a good workout but was always partial to good books and cigars. Well-liked by his classmates, his main ambition is to be a good officer, and in that we are sure he will succeed. Bill Company B-2, Lieutenant; Corporal; General Committee (3, 1). THEODORE GEORGE ZEH, JR. New York, New York Honor School Long Island sent us the " Little Colonel " with the ever- ready smile. His greatest success at West Point lies in complete mastery of the red comforter. His other inter- ests are femmes and boodle. Studies come last and least in importance. Living with two goats has been a great strain on our hero. Being a spec artist has its advantages as Ted ' s proficiency chart shows. His dreams consist mainly of bombing Tokio single-handed. A " good joe, " Ted IS well-liked by everyone. .Here ' s wishing him the best the Army has to offer, as he deserves it. Ted Company G-2; Sergeant, Lacrosse (4); Missal Readers (3), Debate Club (4); Ski Club (3, 1). KEITH BURNS ZIMMERMANN Casselton, North Dakota Soui tori.il, North Dakota Z, the flame-cheeked songbird from North Dakota, came here already an established leader. He was always pointed out as a curiosity — rather, a mascot — on Corps trips. The shortest man in the Corps, he kept up the runt reputation of hard but fair: more first calls Yearlin year than Plebe year. He never knew lights werl authorized after tattoo until he was subdiver. 1 athletic type leader who shows his men how, as an officer he will embody all the characteristics which have llKt lt the reputation of the Corps. Company A-2; Sergeant; Corporal; Pistol (4); Radio Club (1); C Club (1); Skeei (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting (1). 408 JiRiioKLYN, New Yor MARTIN FISH ZORN Qwgnsuoiul, l )th. New York j.jLir of the wilds of Flatbush came Murderous Mart, S a place just up the river— but an entirely new world to him. Initial scrapes with the upperclasses, the T.D. and the A.B. marked his first year, and after successfully ,,_.ak)minating all of them he devoted his last two years to a thorough investigation of concrete walks and red sacks. His jovial manner and ease of making friends will always be remembered whenever the rabble of C Co congregates in future years. He ' s a real man, for all his youth. Marty Company C-2; Sergeant; Hockey (4); Ski Club (3, 1). 409 GEORGE LEE CLEERE, JR. 1925-1945 410 tv " A friend in need is a friend indeed, " someone once said. That description alone fits George Lee, a perfect wife. Humorous to a point of causing no undue amount of commotion in barracks, George has kept his Southern humor and wit, despite the furious attempts of the Tactical Department to regi- ment him. " No one can dominate me, " quotes he, but there ' s a Southern belle who has a firm grip on him. Quite serious when he wants to be, George is the type that will go far in the Army. Montgomery, Alabama Congressional, 2nd, Alabama 411 BEIGADE STAFF FIUST HEGIMEHT STAFF Ramsey Walk. Henry " " ■ " •■• " Wfllil FIUST BATTALION FIRST HEGIMEUT SECOITD BATTALIOIT FIUST EEGIMEITT Bodie Whittington Conner 413 Lt. Col. E. G. Hardaway, T. C. Campbell VINI, VIDI, VICI We came — some in fear, some unconcerned, some in awe, but each with the individualistic attitude of one used to stand- ing with his head above the crowd. Gunner was passing out the poop, Mo shuffling 53 card decks, Uncle Bill Marching Through Georgia, Peter with a rocker on each sleeve, Herman telling us that he didn ' t spend four months in meteorology school for nothing, and Woody saying the same thing about muito years in tin school. Spider was late as usual. We ' ll never forget The Bear — he met us. Choo Choo Baby and Kah Rah for Wa Hi were resounded throughout the messhall. Even then Chang had twice as many poopsheets as the rest. Kemper Cadet Corbin counted cadence coming in. Ham gave us one word — " Crock! " Throughout the Corps that summer individualism vanished — but not in A Co. Ham still says one word; Corbin still counts cadence. We saw — new faces, a most unusual caliber of daily train- ing, endless forms to fill out, a seemingly interminable course — West Point; we saw Brick bracing for three years; saw, though seldom heard, Don; Dick, dragging and breast- stroking; J.D. in search of his shadow; Everette telling some tall ones; Kirk shrouded in his hood; Black Mac coxing an excellent crew; Gil eating; Dick (Bird) Dresser with three honorable discharges; J.E. beating out boogie on the piano; Lambchop taming Mac; Fat Jack rat-racing; Chris registering tilt;Dudd swimmin ' and smilin ' ;Johnny on the downboat; Ed wielding a mean racquet; Chuck spark- ing soccer; Jim disciplining the yearlings; Myron cracking the whip; " Paawl " bleeding; Ben giving us a note on Patty Murphy. Most of all, we saw West Point at War. We saw Glenn and learned to appreciate him, and broke our veteran " Jaw " into garrison harness. We saw the last of sitting up in the mess hall, the last of Siberia; we saw two Supes and two Coms. The most important sight was the development we saw in ourselves. We conquered — Freddy, Ed, and Larry took stars; Minor ' s broad shoulders held up the Academic Department. The Arm sank the Navy twice. Order of the Eager Beavers wel- comed A Co at Popolopen. Ray dominated the T.D. Arturo went on leave. T.C. took over. Si had the " R " without the " H.I. P. " Dumbo still walked with combat flaps. Frank D. wrestled the Master of the Sword. Spoony stroked crew after crew to victory after victory. Stan beat the Academic Board. Les came into his own as a two striper. Hulk Yancey became a spoke of the 1st Batt ' s wheel. The gate slammed behind us. The last class of air cadets has. Three years is a course that was once offered at the Military Academy. 414 Boitmi Row: McGarity, Johnson, J. W., Mem- mingc-r. Wood, A. H., Staplcton, Lamb, Perry. 2nd Row: Nelson, J. C, Wilcox, Picts, Kinney, Thompson, ird Row: Harris, E. S., Saunders, Wil- liams, H. K., Kelso, Pohl, Watson. Top Row: Owen, Moore, A. R., Yancey, Reed, W. P., Thomas, Matrox, Sadler. t i « t htm Bottom Row: Bowen, Clarke, Leech, Pinkerton Maloney, M. M., Kavanagh, Stein, Oppenborn Robertson, C. A. 2nd Row: Ehrlich, Hightower Weaver, P. E., Chitty, Kerth, Hartnell, Tatum McEnery. 3id Row: Kinevan, Kain, Davis, R. C. Tyree, Hoover, Christensen, Odell. Top Row. Hirschfield, Piepenbrink, Scott, E. L., Dicker, Sunder, Gerrity, Paules, Caldwell. Bottom Row: Bell, Appelbauni, S. M., Bradley, Bondurant, Van Westenbrugge, Parker, Patterson, Drummond, Carleton, Turlev. 2nd Row: Hunnicutt, Orem, Gillespie, Sullivan, McMullen, P. C, Johnsrud, Kiimendahl, Eaton, F. N., Workinger. ' }rd Row: Teece, Howell, J. G., Byrd, Guyton, St. Clair, Swantr, Fritz, Biondi, Hardee, Hickev. Top Row: Davidson, Williams, M. W., Reidy, E. J., Ross, M. C, Toomey, Worley, Mathews, Gee. 415 C M P A IT Y Afi« iin ' n ' strains 1 ast foriiifl ' (vcrass be trail Fiirik Bo tom Row: Custle, DeLong, Kline, Ahlers, Hopkins, Case, Cound, Henry. liidRow: Butler, Calogeras, Bartholf, Anderson, W. S., Barrett, Jacobsen. 3rd Row: Hill, Arnold, Fuller, Dillon, Gruenther. Top Row: Blazey, Hutchi- son, Day, Burn, Hickey, F. F., Bowers, Griffin, Hamilton, R. M. Sim h liiiclini Mtlam ' Bottom Row: Mahoin , Sh.nv, H.iL-lling, Pap.iiohn, Log.m, S.iliorJ, Love, Prevost, Naiur. 2i:J Rhw: Pierowich, Lewis, W. W., LaMar, A. W., Van Auken. }rd Row: Dosh, Mendenhall, Paden, Koch, Simkins. 4t j Row.- Jones, E. W., Wiedman. 5th Row: Tully, Minnich, Mossy, Rose. Top R ow; Lawson, G. K., Williamson, C. G., Morgan, Talbot, Nemetz. 416 Major H. T. Marsh, P. R. Burn and par and I the ( Onil of. d Wcaii stasons tags ' km u After an auspicious Plebe year that led to the rest camp at Popolopen, one observer laconically remarked, " There ain ' t nothing in B-1 except hillbillies and eager beavers. " Without too much dilliculty anyone could lend an ear to the strains of sweet and old refrains coming from South Area and ascertain that the composition was largely of the former. " Gruenther ' s Grumblers " rivalled any aggregation ever assembled in the same hay loft, and they will always be traditional in remembering all the picnics and Saturday night sessions. Furthermore, the B-1 " semi-chorus " brought listeners lizing teasing and tormenting of the gossip mongers in the company, there was an ever present group that indulged in the greatest of barracks activities — the com- plete exposition of just anyone ' s inner life and carefully guarded secrets. There was more than ample devotion to duty, with the evidence of drill streamers and Banker Trophy awards. One potential big wheel had his spokes shattered in an airplane crash that resulted in his being washed, but there was plenty of multiple stripe material in the company. An attempt to summarize the diverse activities and de- Bottom Raw: McCladin, Hais, Lerohl, Thomas, Selig, Berry, Ryan, Delia Chiesa, Bertram. 2nd Row: King, Moore, O. C, Smith, H. F., Jacoby, Thcvenet, Kelsey, Faith, Doody. 3r Row: Ross, Mclnerney, Wojciehoski, Wellborn, Hails, Much- lenweg, Lewando. Top Row: Garrison, Lewis, Haldane, Wadsworth. Bo - -oOTRo« ' .Schall, SI Dane, Shaw, H. E., Callawav, Fisher, W. S., Woods, D. R., Jolly, Williamson, D. H., Luzon, Huber. Iml Row: Long, Olson, Magruder, Rosow, Perry, Poore, Simpson, Deem, Bamford. }rd Row: Horton, McGinnis, O ' Brien, Oberst, Orton, Nelson, Carroll, Braun, Robison, Odell. Top Row: Barber, Thompson, Fagg, Meek, Sickafoose, Martin, Marshburn, Day, Dougherty. and participants from all over the Corps on Sunday evenings, and many a mellow note was blasted by everything from the screeching soprano of the company clown, Petey Bowers, to the barroom bass of Blackjack Hoefling. On the beaver side of the ledger could be found the genius of Andy Talbot, with his artistry that depicted devastating defeats doled dutifully by Army during two ragin ' good seasons. However, it might be added that Talbot ' s water bags and demolitions did not belong in the same category of contributions. With the firm resolve that none should escape the tanta- lightful aspects of the time from Beast Barracks to Gradua- tion is to be found in books of great length, so it must suffice to say here that there were many events and people that will always be remembered. There were characters from worry warts to nine-month wanderers, from idle dreamers to amorous lovers, and they all were welded en masse to produce an unbeatable combina- tion of friends that will forever survive the ravages of forgetfulness and the ruination of the effects of separation. Esprit, cooperation, drive, durability, we had them — may those that follow maintain our standard. 417 COMPANY Lt. Col. E. W. Shive, M. M. MacWilliams Ydi ktwc Bottom Row: Williams, B. B., Baumgartner, LaMar, Land, Jaco, Bellis. 2nd Row: Allen, Ashton, Beyer, Jones, ,). T. irJ Row: Barth, Knight, Bowie, Home. 4th Row: Loc ' hrie, Albert, Hirschfield. 5th Row: Lembeck, Jones, G. M., Deatrick, Loome, Houseworth. Top Row: joy, Anderson, Heiberg, Kuna. Bottom Row: Pennington, McPhee, Sharkoff, Thomas, Woods, Williams, R. M. 2nd Row: Silides, Tucker, Wiss, Orth, Parker. 3rd Row: Weber, Strudwick, McCoy. 4th Raw: Schmitt, Traber, Rheault, MacWilliams. Top Row: McMillan, Walker, Whitener, White, Smith. 418 IJ In the pile of brick and stone that surrounds the slabs of concrete known as South Area, C Go ' s present First Classmen have lived, worked and played for three years. We ' ve had our share of rat-races, boodle fights, and good times. We ' ve had our share of blood, sweat and tears, too. Now we leave to shed our blood and tears for other causes, and to have our good times with other companions. But there will still, will always, be a place in our memories for the men and life of Cadet days. Plebe year will remain forever a vivid memory to us all. First names didn ' t mean much to us then, because we rarely heard them use d. We did everything together; shared the same soirees, had the same pleasures, and sweated out the same subjects. We became an integrated whole ... a class, but not friends as individuals. A classmate was a friend by virtue of being a classmate. He did the same things you did, enjoyed the same things you enjoyed, griped about the same things you griped about. Except for different faces and different names we all might have been the same person. There were hives and goats, off-the-ball ones and on-the-ball ones, storm artists and cold jugs; but we had a common bond that destroyed these differences — we were Plebes together. Yearling year the differences became more apparent, but we did not lose that bond. On the contrary, it became stronger. We were friends now; friends in a greater sense than that of being bound up in common interests. Yearling summer at Popolopen taught us more than tactical training alone. It taught us that our class was made up of individ- uals, not just a group of fellow creatures in grey who all answered to the name of Mister. We chose our particularly close friends, but we did not separate. We were still the C Co class of ' 46. During Yearling academics, we toiled over the mysteries of F = Ma, and the inner workings and hidden mechanisms of " Integrate between I, and I2 " ; stumbled through " Todos est an presentes, Senor. " Before we knew it, it was June Week. The next time we heard Graduation March played, it would be for us! As First Classmen we found that none of us had changed much from what we had been as Plebes. We had learned new things and acquired new principles, but, relative to one another, we had not changed. We had been cast in the same mold but there were still those fundamental differences in personality and traits with which we had entered the Academy. You could see us change as a class, but not as individuals. We had been brought to a common level as Plebes, and as each year went by, we were kept at a level. The result has been a comradeship second only to that which comes to men on the battlefield. When we separate, that sense of comradeship goes with each man in his eternal memory. ' " W ' ' Ottom Rolf- Brandon, Pegues, Stillson, Anderson, Nelson, Jamison, Ellerthorpe, Cameron, Greenleaf, Maughmer. 2nd Row: Foster, Agnew, Pollin, Sidles, Fitzgerald, Spraker, Wilbur, Oliver, Stulc- hart. 3rd Row: Buckingham, Penington, Johnson, Czerwinski, Wilson, Coghlan, Wood, Tobin. 4t i Row: Fife, Kinney, Chase, Crumb, Wallace, Jenkins, Hok. Top Row: Gardner, Lee, Judd, Rogers, Womble. 419 C M P A IT Y Bottimi Ron: Benm-tt, Cunningh.ini, Hurlc , Hoiincr, Conger, Ball, liid Row: Clements, Futrell, Allen, A. E., Ash, Inskeep. ird Row: Garrett, Andrews, Beclcner, Frankland, Christ. 4th Row: Doolittle, Dettrey, Blow, Gosling. Top Row: Byrne, Buckingham, Fischer, Carter, R. F., Beasley. ! B0 0JK Row.- Wallace, Leve, Ramsey, Majeroni, McKay, Richards, W. G. 2iid Row: Miley, Shawe, O ' Connor, J. M. irJRow: Storm, Moriarty, Trotter, Walker, S. S., ' Simpson, W. G. 4th Row: Lane, Lyman, March, Martin, S. R., Schug. Top Row: Wirrick, Pepe, Poytress, Messmore, Wayne, Stockdale, Lamp. 420 li July 1943 — strangers — from every state, every environ- ment. Al Allen, deep-voiced, tight-lipped, dry wit of the North; Andy, lazy, congenial happiness of the Southland; Coaldale, boundless energy of the industrial East; smiling, good-natured, easy-going Oke, son of the West. Such were they whom Fate cast to D Company. Personalities emerging triumphant over regimentation: Buck snarling " Oh beat Villanova! " ; Grandpa lumbering through the area; Oke ' s Sunday night presentations; boisterous Shady Lane; Al Ash, B.J. in dialect, and Jim Inskeep singing for his supper; Dimmy versus the horses; Phil Clements, the man nobody could dominate; Bill Simpson and Bald Poyt, our favorite hives. That was Plebe year! Shadows cloud thy sting — memories linger on . . . Recognition! A new world of life, laughter, and everlast- ing friendships. Popolopen! Endless Boo-ray with Mac con- trolling the souls and destinies of would-be card sharks; Maj, the beachcomber, and Keith receiving at the hops; Teut, ever present with his camera; Bud Leve ' s practical jokes; the Hurl, crosslegged, strumming his guitar and obliging with ribald songs and poems, but Chuck voicing violent disapproval of the disturbance. Came academics! Knute Schug guiding Intermurder; Poopsheet Wallace and his field manuals; Moriarity rides again; Poyt, Bone Dome, and Bob Carter swimming for Army, and Creep covering ground. Doc and Oke spending long hours arguing with Rex, symbol of ideals and morals; Rick, D Company ' s ace draggoid; Dick Beckner and Congo making music and Al Futrell laughing his way through life; Birdie boning the books under good-natured Goode ' s guidance; cynical Dick Blow, discussing philosophy at midnight; Oke ' s green cuffs on St. Patrick ' s Day and Bobby Storm still beating the turnouts. Thus we became First Classmen. Oh, Tactics, thy name is Benning, our God! Sambo leading the pack and Candidate Wirrick answering the questions. Maneuvers again! The Colonel and Doc showing Oke and Dan the North Country by jeep; Bob March, happy in his fire direction center; Rex loses his ideals. Back to barracks for the last time! Responsibility. Here- tofore unsuspected seriousness mingling with congeniality. Zebra Walker and the Colonel departing for higher com- mand at the 81 2th with Stocky leading the Company. Rufe, eternally praising Texas and J.J. dreaming, forever dream- ing. " White Folks " Cunningham, the inimitable Elmo, presiding at the breakfast club. Bobby Wayne making foot- ball history; Joe Pepe concerned with his waist-line, but Will Trotter blandly enjoying life in these United States. Jack Bennett ' s own way of contradicting a P; Johnny Doolittle seeking new converts to " you-can ' t-win-ism. " Al Ash, Blitz boy and Walt Frankland ' s terrorizing tenor after reveille. Eternal Time, refusing to heed the vibrant call of im- patient youth. Long months of gloom, plans, plans, more plans. Spring bursting forth and catching us unaware — Graduation! And so ends Act I — the plot develops — the best is yet to come. Bottom Row; Van Arsdall, Lemberes, Haig, Leitner, Lynn, Hutchinson, Hooker, Huey, Bleiman. 2nii Row: Guice, NaiJl, Williams, F. M., Richardson, Pompan, Dildy, Rudd, Hubhard. 3rd Row.- Force, Rosencrans, Learmonth, Bertoni, Bettis, Paul, Hudgins. Top Row: Shively, Hill, H. W., Gainey, Betley, McCuUough, Maple, French. |f " -» Bottom Row: Schulre, Holiday, Drew, Freeman, Nordin, Stansberry, Vargovick, White, M., Norman, F. R., Paterson. Iritl Row: Heard, R. T., Saxon, Brian, Trubin, Lewis, Jones, K., Colson, Cox, Moran, C. L. iid Row: Zimmerman, Wilmot, Stemple, Volmer, Meverson, Mitchell, J. D., Suttle, Ritchie. Top Row: Dilts, Batchelor, E. W., SuedhofF, Zavelo, Walter, Greenbaum, Byrne. 42] Major P. J. Moork, B. E. Conor We watched them, entering as they did at the end of one era — the beginning of a new. Their class would hear the slowly fading strains of " sit up " and " hit the floor, " soon to be but a dim recollection among our many lurid memories of the past. We watched them, that memorable July 1st, straggling into Central Area from all walks of life — from Weeping Waters and Panama City, from Philadelphia and Kalamazoo. But they sweated out their Beast Barracks as one; to emerge from that wracking toil a single, molded unit. We sent them to Pine Camp to join Col. Williams ' fight- ing Motorized Infantry. It was khaki in the morning and coveralls at night — which side are we fighting for today — and who has an extra candy bar? But they came back to us — back to academics and the football season. We watched them borrow white caps from the 2nd Regiment so they could cheer for Navy. We were all bitter over the outcome; 422 that is, all except the file who wore Fran Merritt ' s cap and couldn ' t see the game anyway! Recognition came, and their class emerged from the oblivion of Plebe year. Willie P. went off to the wars, and the Company came under the able guidance of Major Moore. We ' ll never forget how they would return to bar- racks, laughing over the picnics he and Mrs. Moore chaperoned — the time they almost blew the lid off the post schoolhouse, with the Moores leading the square dance and Chaplain Walthour calling. Then, a short break while the E Co octet went into " Margie " or " Arabelle Gross. " The hallowed halls of our ancient divisions trembled when the boys got together for a Saturday night jam session — complete with Rusty ' s jug! Yes, Yearling year went fast, but the one thing that will live the longest in our memories is the oft-repeated phrase: " Nobody in the barracks can drag me! " But our charges had their serious moments, too. From the flight line at Stewart and the battle-fields of the 2nd Lerays- ville Campaign; from the sacks at Popolo and the sweat and tears of the Beast Detail — E Co distinguished itself. Yearling year brought unique honors when they won both the Banker ' s Trophy and the Drill Streamer. Their " Sink Navy " display, commonly known as Fenton ' s Folly, was the high spot of the Central Area panorama. Athletically, they furnished competitors for every Corps squad on Usmay ' s roster. Scholastically, they had the largest per- centage of star-studded collars — both dress-coats and B- robes. And as leaders, they made up half the Brigade staff. Who, you ask, are we? We ' re the spirits that stalk the first four divisions of barracks. We ' re the little brass plaques that say Cadets MacArthur, Pershing, Patton, and March lived here. We ' re the boodle-fights after Taps and the song- fests on the stoops. We ' re Marty, the B.P. and Bailey, Bosch ' s right-hand man. We ' re all the traditions and achieve- ments of E Co — saying farewell to ' 46. You made us proud — you served us well. Bonmi Row: Seeber, Phillips, W. R., Uirich, Miller, L. 2nd Row: MacKenzie, Miller, G. L., Kiser. }rd Row: Robinson, C. L., Paschall, Simp- son, C. M., Kamaras, Torgcrson, Lobdell, Mc- Kinney, Plank. 4rh Row: Landis, B. L., McCue, Spcllman. 5th Row: Porter, Weber, M. D., Schoen. Top Row: Serotta, Munkrcs, Park, j. D., Mc- Dougal, Winfree, Markle. Bottom Row: Bushnell, Perry, Edington, Bielicki, Mahlum, Ogden, Murphy, J. J., Whitehead, Cosgrove. 2nil Row: Creed, Hollander, Sargent, Becker, Kremser, Conover, Cook, MacLaren. 3nl Row: Cooper, R. J., Waller, Garrabrants, Snyder, Weber, Beinke, Reynolds, D. H. Top Row: Barnett, Stewart, Tibbetts, Meyer, Schless, Jones, T. T. iSjJ Bottom Row: Mitchell, Smith, W. C, Wakefield, Barlow, Dirkes, Penrod, DeMuro, McDaniel, Land, Hinckley, liiii Row: Latimer, McCarthy, Wason, Giddings, Smith, Birch, Stender, Kerche- val, Gahourv. 3r Row: Tow, Fullerton, Lamar, Dickinson, Morton, Baker, Liddicoet, Kempen, Connell, Smith. 4t j Row: Mueller, Kimball, Love- lace, Heilingoetter, Hervey, Preus, Willson, Battreall, Lorenz. Top Row: Van Cleef, Arnette, Reed, Metzger, Mackenzie. 423 COMPANY Skon, I fe W Bottom Row: Creveling, Baisley, Ives, Hallgren, Burney, Albright, Ingham, Flaherty. 2nd Row: Cassidy, Cronk- hite. Harper, G. S., Burns, R. F. }rd Row: Hobson, Frazer, Gilham, Cahill. Top Row: Felices, Jackson, J. W., Brown, D. D., Kaliff, Babcock, Brooks, Johnson, R. A., Cowey, Green, J. F., Hughes, R. S. Bottom Row: Wieringa, Wagoner, Whittington, O ' Neill, Vaci, McBryde, T. H., Morris, J. W. 2nd Row: Morris, R. F., Merritt, Title, Upland, ird Row: Murphy, M. J., Weinstein, Sandoval, Lenzner. Top Row: Kellogg, Mc- Clure, Levy, D. L., Stratis, Sherman, Culpepper, Warren, Pleuss, Lvnch, K. A., Lester, Temple. • Lt. Col. R. C. Sears, M. Sherman 424 CffiiJv.Ctoik- JttboiJ.W, F for Fraternity — for our company is just that. A company completely lacking in class arrogance. This absence of interclass friction has resulted in greater har- mony and a happier existence. We have discovered that the way to survive the rigorous, yet character-building treat- ment of the West Point system is not to try to buck it, but to accept it as a necessary evil. We have had more than our share of good fortune in securing Tacs. Air Corps Tacs have been an obsession with us; Lt. Col. Lycan arriving in the fall of 1943, and Lt. Col. Sears in the fall of 1945. (By some quirk of fate, every AC made the make list at the extra milk. Our First Classmen seldom take weekends, never get mail, and study too hard. But we are a carefree lot. When we pass in review at P-rade the judging Tacs sec us ct)ming and bury their heads in their notebooks. F Co boasted the King of the Area for many months. Last section drill rolls look like an F Co roster. We have few star men — only two. We are represented in every activity — from the Dialectic Society to the Ski Club. We are expert movers; the painters invariably hit us a week before graduation and we move in the proverbial storm. Saturday night finds our barracks empty, for this social crowd never stays home. Bottom Row: Hyman, Hoffman, R. E., Marshall, Short, Duquemin, McGinness, Steinborn, Egger, Halligan. 2nd Row: Bratton, Heiser, Knipe, Lvon, Koch, Ball, R. C, Hendricks, Haves, J. G. ' Top Row: Coghill, Bierer, Berry, S. B., Williamson, Bartlev, Milton. Bottom Row: Mackenzie, T. R., Cheever, Sarcione, Gilbert, Benzing, Wynne, H., Gabel, Schmidt, N. O., Arantz, Eagers. 2»( RoK ' .Nunnally, Wolack, Chamberlain, Lambert, Burt, Zickei, Barton, Davis, C. C, Nulsen. 3rd Row: Vanaman, Troutt, Wilson, D. S., Miller, K. W., Albert, Schmidt, J. F., Lynch, R. O., Agnew, H. C, Palmer, C. D., Lord, G. T. 4t j Row: Bunn, Luebbcrt, Fischer, Lemay, Crawford, Arnold, Spettel, Hardy, Cum- mings. Top Row: Sailfteld, j . L, Mione, Thompson, Ross, W. C, Carvolth, Norby, Mcaders, Owen, R. E., Brandt, Browne, L. C. L. | Sheh W ' ' beginning of First Class year.) We have found both Buddy Dick and Little Bob understanding, sincere, and more than helpful. Their attempts to act in a supervisory capacity rather than dominate the whole show have produced a smooth-running organization, operating at high efficiency. We are between the eager runts and the indifferent flankers. We speak modestly of our big wheels and famous Corps squad men: Jack Green, Jere Whittington, Glenn Davis, Ed Frazer. Our Plebes are too B.J., drag the Yearlings at Christmas, and fall out too much. Our Yearlings drag pro-er than the rest of us, haze the seniors, and win the We made Central Area resemble Times Square during the football season, with our illuminated, blinking " Beat Navy " sign. Our strategic location in the mess hall under the O.C. ' s watchful eye prevented much rat-racing, but always there were a few tables that never failed to put on a good, hilarious show every night (in F Co, the upper- classmen entertain the Plebes). We haven ' t done anything exceptional to rave about. But we can say that the friend- ships we have made in this, the most fraternal company in the Corps, will be enduring throughout our military careers. 425 Bottom Row: Griffith, Cohen, Bowen, Boake. liiJ Row: Berry, Gaines, Barnett, deMoya, Gait, Bodie. }rii Row: Carlisle, Haclce, Castle, Hamilton, F. F. 4t j Raw: Flather, Burgess, Chase, ith Rokv Jungcrhcld, Floyd, Giza. Top Row: Conlin, Hall, G. E., Hirschberg, Cordova, Dorman, Grisham, Collins. Lt. Col. Anderson, L. B. Tixier Bottom Row: Watkins, Rahardb, Toole 2»« Row: Leininger, Rush, Williams, C. T., Roddenberry, Persons, Sterling, Knight, H. R., Studer, Tixier 3ni Row Powers, W. C, Wright, R. K., Pendergrass. 4th Row: Mc- Donough, Strain, M. A., Martin, J. A. 5 ' Row: Pomerantz, Trimble, Lusk, Wheat. Top Row: Lynch, D. R., Whitfield, VanSickle, Kimball, Lepski, Speake, Quantz, Steele, J. R. 426 " Sir, I am in G Company, First Regiment. " That simple statement spoke volumes, for even as the doolie popped off, his chest went up an inch or two. To a casual observer, there might be no tangible evidence of any reason to have this pride in our company. We wear the same uniforms, eat the same kind of fooa, and go through the same training as any other company of cadets. Why, then, should there be such an esprit de corps in G Co? It is the company that determines the spirit of its indi- viduals. The policies of a specific company bring out the corresponding reactions in its men. Train the officer, but preserve his individuality; develop the man, but maintain his sense of humor and ability to laugh; educate the mind, yet leave it free to follow the byways of imagination; build the body to physcial health and endurance without breaking the spirit: these are the basic principles in the makeup of G Co ' s policy. With men ranking high on the make list, the training viewpoint is evident. T. J. Lepski, " The Lublin Kid, " didn ' t let himself become dominated by the system. Dave (Sir, may I ask a ' question) B-nett is still trying to get all the poop in the short company meetings. Smiley Lynch and Ed Conlin uproariously laughed their way through Plebe year, and it was Catarinella who boned up the " Gold Dust Twins of 1221 " poop during that year. " Jorge " Hall, creator of our absent teammate, Jankoweicz, took the infiltration course at Popolo with a grind; and Happy Hirschbcrg never failed to charm us with his beam- ing contentment and droll witticisms. The real spirit in G Co comes out when the Intermurder squads bare their weapons, limber their muscles and face the opposing team with the real old Hate. We all remember with pride Lou Tixier ' s determined leading of the ' 44 championship company football team. It ' s always " Beat ' em or Bust " and judging from the way the teams come in from a day ' s Intermurder, one or the other happens every time. In the course of three years we, who began our G Co lives in 1943, have learned to get the greatest amount of good fellowship and camaraderie out of our daily lives. From Christmas parties for the Plebes and the Air Gadget sendofF party we sealed our feeling of mutual friendship and fraternity. We were serious too, as our honor representative, Mike Strain, can testify, and any time Snuffy found it necessary to talk to us, he found the attention and gravity he desired. We could and did suppress our gaiety when the time came but we firmly believed in " Live, laugh, and be merry " — it was a company policy. Yes, the friendships we ' ve made and the memories we ' ve gathered will bring reminiscent smiles to the faces of each of us whenever we think back to the days we spent together here. Bottom Raw: Hoffman, H. F. T., Anderson, J. J., Sykes, Eakins, Brannon, Whitfield, Alfonso, Gossett, Fraser. 2 iJ Kow: Munford, Buechlcr, Nelson, Ryan, W. T., Rosen, M. A., Sullivan, Heironimus, Fry. 3 ' W Kow: Olson, Pabst, Beuhler, Haugen, Emerson, Henrv, Bayer. Top Row: Jones, Withers, Draper, Schlotterbeck, Abbey, Egbert. Pearce, LaPointe. Bottom Row: Slizeski, Fulcher, Warner, Temby, Hampe, Pace, Sheets, Johnson, M. C, McCann, Crites. 2W Row: Baumann, Raabe, Heesacker, Cavalcante, Garrett, R. R., Schoeneman, Mosny, Brown, C. H., Rassiga. inlRow: Govver, Gallagher, F. S., Jensen, R. G., Moss, Goessling, Shebat, Surut, Mclntvre. Top Row: Walker, McNamee, Ogden, Williams, R. A. 427 COMPANY Burnm R«:i Di iiikw .iter, Doiik , B.isham, Farris, Dunlap, Gay, Furuholmen, Hughes. 2ttd Row: Glatthorn, Hagadon, Berry, Hocv, Fox. }rJ Row: Gerardo, Faires, Bradburn, Barthol. 4th Rou ' : Bramblett, Daniel, Bryant, Fuller, Walker, Dunham, Hopkins, Crowley, Conner. froniilit nalliki Ben a SiuJici an loD{ b brijliiafii Lt. Col. R. B. Spragins, J. R. Mathias Bottom Roav Jimenez, Prestidge, Stidham, Skemp, Pankowski, Turner. 2nd Row: Provenzano, Lowry, Mealor, Skilton, Meerbott, Welch, ird Row: Stees, Murphy, Schnepf, Wilson. 4th Row: Pepin, Streiff, Brown. Top Row: Tavlor, Lacouture, Joseph, Putzer, Ruble, Baker, Hutto, Shade, Street. 428 li The road up from the train station, now most familiar for the annual " retreat from Moscow " after the Corps ' trips to New York City, was the final pavement trod by the cosmopolitan group that sought the grey walls as a three- year habitation in the summer of ' 43- The long and the short surged into the grinning ogre of Beast Barracks — there to be separated into uniform groups of embryo modern major generals. The long ones went to South and the short ones went to Central. And the really short ones, the diminu- tive ones, went to the unhallowed halls of Fourth Company. Drastic was the conversion from mufti to khaki and cover- alls, soaked daily from the labors of basic military pursuits; from the sleek civilian cars to the clumsy, jolting two-and- a-halfs; from the cornucopian meals of home to the diaboli- cal productions of the cadet mess; from the crawl-out-of- bed-as-you-please to " Sir, there are five minutes until assembly for reveille. " From New Cadet Barracks we moved on up to the cold morning climate of Pine Camp. Infantry and tank tactics in all their extensive details enabled the essential principles of tactics to penetrate and remain in the transitional minds of the aforementioned embryos. Then came the static situation of the academic year. Studies and parades and demerits and calls were the year- long foes of the members of H-l ' s fourth estate. But one bright afternoon in early June, whereon a graduation parade incidentally took place, the soireed ranks of minute callers, mail carriers and water corporals were permitted to be- queath their unenviable station to the incoming representa- tives of the 1947 campaign. As Yearlings, wholly released from the restrictions of plebedom, we initially undertook the occupation of the comparatively luxurious site of Camp Popolopen. The key- note, of course, was not complete relaxation, but a nice balance between tactical training and free time. It was at Popolo that the big little men of H-1 first demonstrated that a team of small, eager men are worth a dozen of the same flanker variety. From the shores of Popolopen H-l ' s class of ' 46 marched on down through the innumerable defiles of West Point activity in classic fashion. Team captains, star men, award winners, goats — and the great number of in-betweeners who knew how to tug together for the common good — formed the constituent parts of H Company. Through mutual aid and a sensible attitude, despite the occasional subterfuge of traditional complaining, the class of ' 46 arrived at the pedestal of first class year and there adequately undertook the direction of the underclasses. First class year was not only a time for smoothing rough edges on others, but a time for polishing ourselves so that when a little man from H-1 marched up to the graduation stage in June, he would be a traditional chunk of West Point. Bottom Ron:- Gassier, L. H., Barnes, D. P., Leisy, Willcox, McCrary, L. W., Marr, Boland, Mag- notti, Peixotto, Rountree, B. J. 2nil Row Allen, F. G., Lauer, J. B., Rasmussen, Grant, F. W., Thomas, J. D., Whistler, Roberts, E. E., Keith, Mernan. JirdRow: Rosen, B. S., Sabel, Oster, Rose, R. M., McCarron, Rankin, H. L., Klemmer, Canessa, Marder, Davis, T. G. 4th Row: Abele, Kaplan, J. I., Carroll, E. H., Hinchion, Andreen, Conner, J. J., Long, H. S., Jenkins, J. A., Ward, J. K. Tap Raw: Steel, J. H., Smith, M. I., Dennis, G. A., Driscoll, A. R., Hayne, J. A., Hiestand. 430 Posvar Yeoman Stannard FIUST BATTALION SECOITD HEGIMENT Arnold Rogers Geary .. Constant Patton O ' Connor SECOITD BATTALION SECOITD HEGIMEITT 431 -;---T7-y .-:-x.r,; ' U -. C M P A IT Y A -2 Maj. a. R. Barry, E. S. Dye " Daddy, where were you in the great war? " " Son, I was at West Point in old A Co. Ah yes, a full- fledged member of the Fighting 44th and as gallant a man as ever ran up the raincoat flag at the two minute bell. But let me start from the beginning. Here, son, come climb upon my knee and listen to the tale of the finest group of little men that ever came out of the Academy. " It was ' way back in ' 43 that we invaded the Plain. I can remember only a great running twister those first six weeks, but we must have run faster than most, for 5th Company won the Commandant ' s Cup at the end of Beast Barracks. Crow ' s Nest hikes, equipment displays, and driv- ing around to see the boys gave us plenty of opportunities to get acquainted. There in the grey gloom of that dreaded abode we cemented with blood, sweat, and blue slips some real friendships which were to last a long, long time. " Among us were some real characters; and Plebe year brought out that old lightheartedness in every man. Why, it seems like only yesterday that we panicked the table coms with our Sunday night skits produced by the Salt Mine Players. Later some of those men hit the big time in 100th Nite Shows and the Color Line. In stature we may have stood head and shoulders below most of the Corps — (There were two reasons why the grass was cut on the Plain before P-rades: 1. The mess hall ran low on food now and then during those lean years. 2. The reviewing officer would have otherwise had a tough time seeing A-2) but our versatility easily made up for that minor deficiency. We had three star-men, many outstanding athletes, and some of the biggest goats the Academic Board ever leered at. " Ring Hop weekend climaxed the beginning of the most memorable year of our three year stay around those walls: a year spent taking care of such administrative details as re- establishing our superiority in sports at fhe expense of our Yearlings and Plebes, eating their boodle, and playing bridge during 1st Class privileges. Don ' t get me wrong, son; we didn ' t forget our duties. Our Tac m ust have realized that too, because the quill he handed out was inversely propor- tional to the square of the number of hours we spent in the sack on Sunday mornings. " All in all, the 35 months we spent roaming the halls of New North were well worth the sorrows that we always complained about. And when graduation rolled around, we were sincerely reluctant to depart (even if your mother may tell you differently: she was only there during June Week) for we were going to leave behind us the spirit that is A-2 Company — the spirit of true fellowship in the world ' s greatest fraternity — the Long Grey Line. " Now get up to bed, son, it ' s past your bedtime, and your Dad has lots of work to do. I have some quill to write up for A-2. I declare, that Yearling Fluzfoot will be the death of me yet. Let ' s see: " For embracing young lady! " 432 Bottom Row: Schmidt, Steen, Sheppard, Richmond, White, R. M., Stone, R. L., Skiadzien. 2nJ Row.- Richter, Wells, Price, McMaster. }rii Row: Steele, R. L., Terrell, Sauer. 4th Row: Peters, Waggener, Treadwell, Milton, Zimmermann. Top Row: Wahl, Wolf, McBride,J. H., Rogers, J. B., McChristian, Stirling, Moore, R. T. Bottom Row: Lichtenberg, Robb, Pierce, Witko, Munroe, Hazard, Gaddie, Keller, Osteen. 2nd Row: Coyne, Elebash, Chanatry, Hammond, Cocker- ham, Packard, Kritzer, Morgan. ' iyJRow: Majeske, Petersen, Kennedy, J. L., Medsger, White, R. W., McAdoo, Clark, W. H. Top Row: Mock, Tashjian, Day, Thomas, G. S., Crosby, W. J., Steininger. Bottom Row: Medairy, Kostyniak, Meyerhoff, Spatuzza, McClellan, Ragucci, Basham, Schulz, Batchelor, B. W., VanderVoort. Inii Row: Moni- han, Jensen, J. O., Hammer, Gladson, Parminter, Trout, File, Petranck, Wadsworth. ird Row: Guion, Strohecker, Newman, Carlisle, W. F., Smith, D. H., Mullen, Bonness, Stein. Top Row: Powers, Gradecki, Hansen, Makinney, Carr. 433 COMPANY Bottom Row: Doherty, Andersson, Cavanaugh, E. J., Bishop, Bassler, Elmer, Hall, W. C, Davis, S. P., Castelli. 2nd Row: Flores, Hall, C. M., Grosz, Gibson, Freed. 3rd Row: Hackney, Bugh, Edelstein, Carbine. 4th Row: Burke, R. O., Gillig, Gannon, Feibelman, Brechwald, Bowen, F. M., Feldman. Top Row: Bamber, David, Ell- man, Geary, Cramer, R. G. Bottom Row: Newell, Yeoman, Schuike, Patron, R. E., Molchan, Meola, Melo, Rountree, Pagano, Young. 2nd Row: Whitlock, Pfauth, Tribolet, McGregor, ird Row: McWhorter, McCormick, Starner, Hinshaw, Rug- giero. 4th Row: Isbell, Sheffer, Musser, Troy, Smith, D. H., LangstafF. Top Row: Roberts, Hearnes, Powers, E. L., Scharre, Wesolowsky. ' Lt. Col. Royal Reynolds, G. K. Troy 434 3. P-,Ciittlll. " Are you one of those guys in Bee Two? " And then they look to see if you ' ve ever let your chin out from the Plebe year of all Plebe years. Yes, the Corps knows where the puttin ' out goes on, and Buddy, they are right. Company history? Listen, Doc, we ' ve got a history dated back to old G and H Co ' s, but why go into history? We make it! Any company history will tell you of their hives, goats, after taps circles, Intermurder feats, and drill streamers. But shucks, we ' ve got rank, athletes, hivy hives, goaty goats — even section marchers — giving the Corps their best; but why brag about these little things? It ' s all in the line of How bout playing hard? Well, our dragging average is 2.9. Ask anyone in the Corps what company goes to Dela- puddle and gives their own skits. Ask any other company if their group of ground hogs gave their air gadgets a going away picnic. Therein lies a typical B Co spirit. Stick to- gether, boys, ' cause someday we will fight together. To- gether we fought mosquitoes at Pine Camp. Together we fight dust on our shoes. B Co does everything together! We even eat together, if you call it eating. Yeah, that ' s us; always punchin ' for a laugh. And why not? Something has to keep us occupied at P-rades. Get the idea now? We love Bottom Row: Heisser, Toomer, Geraci, Ozier, Coates, Clark, T. R., Blakeslee, Gilliam, P., Tate. 2nd Row: Brennan, H. O., Shook, Adkins, Jacques, Lamattina, Doyle, Brill, Smith, W. Y. 3ri Row: Knauss, Bellovin, Anthis, Cofield, Rutter, Defoe, Whitney. Top Row: Larsen, Cronin, Robinson, N. L., Barondes, Christine, Haskell, Perry, F. R., Skouras. Bottom Row: Carlisle, H. D., Garcia, Hendrickson, D., Campbell, Terrell, Chism, Denham, May, Heard, Crowe, lid Row: Monahan, Obrien, R. T., Walz, Brooksher Trautvetter, Passalacqua, Smith, R H., Stickley, Ehrlich. 3rd Raw: Backer, Peters, E. B., Pruden, Lochhead, Johnson, R. J., Dow, Scholtr, J., Tallman. 4tii Row: Mack, Marsh, Groseclose, Blatz, Henry, R. C, Hodes, Roebuck. Top Row: Mitcham, Devine, Costa, Wentsch, Armstrong, Burbank. . sestr: duty, and in B Co, duty is first. Honor? B Co is like the rest, with no monopoly on honor. Country? We ' ve served well in the past, and we ' ll serve well in the future. From our little gang a lot of work has come. From Plebe year to First Class year, make each day count. How do we do that? We grab ' em as Plebes and mold ' em the B Co way. Yeah, make ' em learn all the poop. Bugle Notes is just a brain teaser. B Co doolies must know ground hog poop, air gadget poop, world poop, in other words, the hot poop. Why? B Co doolies make B Co First Classmen and B Co First Classmen make Army officers. See why we work hard? to play hard. We ' re sorry. Doc, you don ' t even know what B Co is composed of. Well, take the U.S. and vicinity, and grab a couple of good Joes here, tough guys there, musicians, artists, ex-G.I. ' s, football players, engineers; grab them from every mode of life and put them together, striving for a worthy goal. That ' s us. Get the big picture now? So there, now you know! At West Point a company of men were born of yesteryear. In the Long Grey Line we proudly take our place in that part of the line reserved for us, The B Co Line. 433 C M P A IT Y " ' ' -2 Lt. Col. F. J. KoBES, J. C. Egan ■ ' Mtn. Looki i aflil s ' ) ' raiiii)lc ' " Mr. and OK aoifW ■ ' Men, I full Hi oufSum anilniti Jay. ! nkJ! " At la: slump, aisociati rhcyio Franlic mosi B slisioiD Bottom Kow: Clapp, Glidewell, Booth, Adams, L. S., Cochran, Convey, Buzhardt. 2nd Row: Braun, Bryan, Der- rick. 3rd Row: Hamilton, M. H., Hardin, Gordon, CoUaday, Hill, J. G., Brosius. Top Row: Chatfield, Cameron, Bacon, Epstein, Friend, Day, F. R., Barth, J. E., France. -v ■ 4iW mm u, w.t, Win W.D, fcl Bottom Row: Kingsbury, Parsons, Montague, T. G., Welch, Vester, Papatones, Patterson, R. A. 2nd Row: Shoe- maker, R. M., Key, Zorn, Korn, Luettgen, Matejov. Top Row: Dickson, Sinclair, Pitts, J. E., Lawson, W. E., Walterhouse, Kelty, Lengnick, Jordan, C. E. h 436 " Men, this is it! " We ' re going out into the big, wide world now, fortified against the untold dangers of the out- side by a zoot tropical worsted on which is mounted a pair of slender, but so sparkling and sterling gold bars! We no longer have the protection of cadet grey. We ' re alone; we are now masters of our souls. Looking back on our three years, we can point with pride, and say to ourselves, " Well done! " Permit us now to ramble and turn back the hands of the clock. " Mr. Dumbcrow, why are you wearing one gym shoe and one drill shoe at inspection? " And with this cheerful note we started on our cadet career. We said to ourselves, " Men, this is it! " At last we were West Pointers. We were full fledged doolies. Doolies we were for ages and ages, so it seemed. Time passed. And then, dawned the day. We donned our Sunday best, marched around the block, into the Area and met for the first time those men who " met " us that first day. We said to ourselves, " Men this is it! We ' re recog- nized! " At last we were Yearlings. We had heard of Yearling slump, Yearling deadbeat, and all the other pleasantries associated with the acquisition of one each stripe. But were they to be ours? Fate appeared on the scene in the person of Frankie Joe, and so we blossomed into the most aggressive, most industrious outfit ever to be seen at West Point. We glistened at S.I., and still the little notebook in the Orderly Room miraculously overflowed day after day. Time went on. The days passed. Half of us mounted up with wings and migrated to Oklahoma and Texas to hobnob with the birds of the sky. The rest of us stayed here and fought it out with the academic departments to the last erg. Again dawned the day. We once more put on our best, walked again around the block and into the Area, and this time we were the ones who shook the hands. We said to ourselves, " Men, this really is it! At last we ' re First Classmen! " First Class Year at last! They gave us another little circlet of gold to prove it. We held the reins and I reckon most of us began to show our serious side. But underneath it all there was that unconfined gaiety and exuberance that is ours forever. The sands are running out. We walked around the block this evening and once more we shook the hands. Tomorrow we leave. And so here we stand today, gallant little old C-2, a potpourri of the best. We ' ve got hives, goats, wheels, spokes, tubes, sackoids, grossoids, draggoids, and a flock of just dontgiveadamnoids! Yes, sir — we ' ve got what it takes. We ' ve come from all over: farmers from New England, Norwegians from Jersey, gentlemen from the South, goats from the Dakotas, and tough hombres from the West. We ' ve got a spirit that ' ll never die. Good-by, C-2. " Men, this is it! " Bottom Row: Smith, J. E., Miller, J. M., Lauter- bach, Patterson, Buckner, Martin, O ' Connell, W. T., Schoenberg, Abrams. 2nJ Roif: Genebach, Walter, Littlestone, Bandeen, Finnegan, Williams, W. D., Jacobson, Cox. }ril Row: Hering, Mattern, Gould, deGil, Lukens, Mahowald, Shields. 4th Lundy, Robertson, E. W., Salisbury, Delis- tratv, Mansour, Burns. Top Row: Reynolds, C. C, Dexter, Lange, McKnight. Bottom Row: Littell, Pearson, White, S. J., Moore, W. S., Nelson, T. A., Streett, Nigro, Knapp, Dunphy, Lowrey. 2nd Row: Hanson, Butler, R. P., Bundv, Benitez, Hustad, Wilson, E. R., Martin, A. B. ' , Rumnev, Fieri. W Row: McLean, Helfrich, Gillespie, Cronin,J. H., Manners, Howard, R. J., Ware, H. W., Kurtz. 4th Row: Baldwin, Hopkins, N. B., Goodwin, Miller, R. C, Young, Nabhan, Kelly, Bounds, McBeath. Tof Row: Grant, J. C, Rasmussen, R. J., Betts, Sachers, Stidham, West- f.ilL 437 Bottom Row: Hutchins, Dumas, Doyle, Denniston, Devens, Cucolo. 2»d Row: Kutler, Baker, V. R., Conollv, Ashby, Gray, C. W., Gilbert, Anthony. 3r Row: Davis, R. C, Dwver, Freeman, Clemenson, Elliott, Hewitt, Evans, W. J., Hough, Donahue. Top Raw: Hoar, Gee, Home, H. W.| Hibbard, Hairston. W ' ' :: m ' X •V a Bottom Row: Tallman, MacDonald, M. E., Nichols, Patterson, R. F., Stannard, Wright, W. M., Williams, H. 2nd Row: Wozencraft, Tuck, Tucker, H. W., McBride, B. R., Patton, R. G. Ird Row: Minor, Stephenson, Wild- rick, Stroud, Smith, W. R., Pence, W. F., Wilson, R. D., Parke, C. H.,-Thurman. 4th Row: Wray, Shackelton Ladd, Victor, Simpson, W. C. Top Row: Philips, R. H., Roncv, Robinson, E. M. C H P A IT Y Lt. Col. J. B. Maxwell, W. R. Wray 438 i k-2 Company D-2 may well look back upon three years of outstanding achievement during which wc have been noted for accomplishments in every field. The drill streamer has waved from our guidon more than once, and many an Intramural championship has gone our way. In every activity we have enterea we have come forward with a noteworthy performance. Our story started with our Beast Barracks tutelage in the summer of 1943. Who will forget " Pickett ' s Charge " in raincoats up the hill from bayonet training? Who won ' t look back with pride on the enviable record we established for first lines marching to meals? After three weeks in Fighting F Company at Pine Camp, we came back to a real Plebe year. Remember, " Don ' t come back until you have found a classmate for water corporal " ? Maybe the long blue slip award sheets, pitching tents in the hallway, and the weekly hikes to Crow ' s Nest made us a little indifferent to the system, but it certainly molded us into a class and gave us a feeling of comradeship which comes only from close association. Finally came Recognition, the goal of a hard year ' s work, marked with new privileges and new responsibilities. We went from furlough to another enjoyable period in cadet life: Camp Popolopen. Despite being quarantined for several weeks, we all managed to cram some mighty nice times into that summer. Yearling year gave us a different outlook on West Point We had to teach the Plebes the intricacies of the system, and we learned that Plebes weren ' t the only ones who were unrecognized. Wc began to take interest in hops and week- end dragging, with the traditional pro yearling drags. In April quite a few among our numbe r left us for Air Corps training down South. Then came Graduation. At last we were First Classmen. During the summer we got our chance to show a little initiative and leadership of our own. We came through with flying colors, and did our part in giving our class a reputa- tion of which they could well be proud. Finally we came back to West Point, determined to make our last year the best. We felt that we had the pick of the Corps in our company. We had high ranking staff members and leaders in all Corps activities. We had a cooperative Yearling class already adding to the laurels of the company and a Plebe class which we hoped to mold into a group worthy of Company D-2. We had a tactical officer to whom we could look for real leadership and a square deal. We had our traditions from the weekly presentation of the Rumford Medal and the nightly comic posters on the bulle- tin board to the noiseless acceptance of our frequent first lines at parade. This was our company, the realization of three years ' dreams. We are proud of it and have enjoyed the three years we have spent together. Bottom Row: Anderson, M. W., McGraw, Boerger, F. C, Katz, Cerow, Doty, Edwards, G. M., Bloom, Walk. 2k Row: Fernandez, Kipfer, Hurt, White, E. A., Gausche, Bradshaw, Josephs, Ben- son. 3nl Row: Hart, McCuen, Madden, Gorrell, Malonev, G. A., Butler, Cancelliere. Top Row: White, S., Webb, Carter, L. D., Boerger, P. T. Bottom Row: Noce, McDonald, J. V., Marks, M. L., Shiel, Dugins, Kramer, M. A., Summers, Albanese, Halligan, Main. InJ Row: Smith, C. L., Prouty, Estes, Chandler, D. J., Wagner, G., Mayer, Singletary, Gilroy, Eaton, N. D. 3rii Row: Neal, Huber, L. K., Paulson, Pierson, F. A., Klein, Fatum, Gess, Gibson. 4t j Row: Clarke, Wills, Ray, Banister, G. H., Newbv, Wickliffe, Pinto. Top Row: Wagner, R. H., Rank, Cheves, Howard, E. B., Murray. 439 C M P A IT Y Bottom Row: Barlow, Crowley, R. E., LaRock, Anderson, L. Ci., Baugh, C.ill.ii IndKow: Buckley, Eyman, Malley. irdRow; Arend, Burnell, Beatty, Hefferon. 4t j Ro Edwards, Mewborn. Top Row; Dreier, McCullen, Jank, Bresnahan. i.ui, Dockstetter, Gassett. ■ Gigante, Halls, Constant, Col. D. G. Gilbert, S. O. Edwards From our first Jay in Beast Barracks Seventh Co. was strictly a double timing team. We were initiated into Easy Two in the fall of ' 43 after two weeks of chocolate bar boodle at Pine Camp. Plebe life, however, was not too sublime with blue slip courts, Sunday clothes, and Crow ' s Nest hikes. We had our fun on boat trips to the city and even enjoyed the march back up the hill at 4:00 A.M. Full dress under overcoats, under raincoats, with blanket rolls will never be forgotten. Christmas brought the fallout and then the gloom. It took the E-2 Plebes of ' 46 to give the May Day show to wake the company from its winter ' s sleep. Kutch ' s blue slip count and the dancing chorus got us one of Major Mac ' s rare extended finger salutes and a week ' s fallout. Recognition brought Callaghan to tears and a fond good- bye to the Mad Russian and ' 44. Plane trips at Stewart made the new Yearlings long for furlough — by train! Then two weeks with the four freedoms and we went back again to our chains. We were never recognized at Popolopen, at least not by Molly Mitchell, but we did have fun. Water fights, dragging in the lake, mortars, and " left one, right two " ke pt us busy all the time. But it came to an end at last and was followed by the long hike back. Later, academics made E Co. Yearlings famous after taps. This habit even prevailed First Class year with Tacs and OC ' s making special trips to the second floor of the 46th. Yearling football trips brought our first victory over Navy in the Baltimore Campaign, and we were all sorry to see our second Christmas come — and that dragging before reveille in the bitter cold. Many were the stories of E-2 exploits in the wild blue yonder and perhaps it was those which brought twelve out of nineteen of the eagles back to earth with clipped wings. AsYearling year drew toa close, we lost Major Mac who said goodbye and left for foreign fields. Gone were the inspec- tionless days and the famous salute — gone was our Yearling year. June Week at last. In spite of the cattle cars, we had fun at Benning and at Stewart. Then the summer went fast with Beast Barracks, Popolo, and Pine Camp once more. The end of Pine Camp saw the end of the war and the return to the four year course — but not for us! It was a happy year of First Class Privileges and football trips, and buses replaced the old boat trip to the city. Colonel Gilbert, our new Tac, became a good friend and guide to us and showed us he could say other things besides " dusty floor. " It wasn ' t long until uniforms were ordered, and an extra long Christmas leave made the first half pass fast. Even though it took a long time, Graduation came at last. Company E had men at the top and men at the bottom but we were right together in spirit and friendship. 440 K - k ' - . ' J Tr, Bottom Rou.- Sprague, Quinn, Van Deusen, E. R., Newman, Rumnev, Slinev, Sacharov, Stringer, Mver, Porter, F. W., Jr., Rogers, G. A. 2nd Ron. ■ Venters, Tharp, Miller, L., Rufsvold, R. M. 3r Row: Williamson, R. G., Thomassct, Sheffield, R. Y., Pfeifer. 4th Row: Montague,. J. A., Wheeler, Waters, Pardue. Top Row: Parmly, Muir, Rovis, Moses. ijnili ' Bottom Row: Whitson, Taylor, F. L., Patch, Tully, Saville, Dingeman, Wroth, Lajeunesse, Carpenter, W. S. 2nd Row: Murrin, Cooper, W. L., Marciniec, Greene, Rosen, N. R., Lynch, Hauck, Bland. 3rd Row: Lilley, McManaway, Brown, Reese, Sheffield, M. G., Herrick, Jacobellis, Scoville, Kaula. 4th Row: Pickering, Callan, Burner, McNeil, Grant, Dorn, Veaudry, Bennett. Top Row: Herbets, Palmer, Breedlove, Macklin, Meinzen, Ruddell, Addison, Cimo, Kent, Brennan, J. W. Bottom Row: Marks, E. S., Hendricks, M. E., Whitten, Lombard, Council, Hoffmann, Heiden, Jarcman, Tye, Whittaker. 2nd Row: O ' Day, Gil- breth, Dale, Thompson, L. J., Rust, Schwarz, Hisken, Braun, R.J., Green, W. L. 3r Roa ' . Paull, Smedes, Kiely, . rganbright, Stauffer, Anders, Sarsfield, Rogers, D. B. Top Row: Carton, Prescott, Terrien, Krasko. 441 . Z f " ' - " " T COMPANY j: 1 ,- Bottom Row: Fryberger, Blum, Joffrion, Kurowski, Hughes, J. D. 2 id Row: Berge, Asmus. ird Row: Gordon, M. W., Burnham, Collins, J. E., Hudspeth, Hildebrandt, Kaplan, Hale. 4th Row: Hafer, Baker, D. T., Jansen, Horowitz, S., Hadley. ith Row: Fitzgerald, C. A., Gridley, Bruce, Joyce. Top Row: Crowell, Baker, F. R. Bottom Row: Wallis, Stewart, I). W , Scilliiii , MXollani 2ri, Rmr: Woods, H H., N.ik-id, Pence, .• . V., White, R. T., Wagner. 3rd Row: Schultz, Wiison, D., McBirnev, Nve, Patton, G. S., McCarty, Smith, S. h! 4ti Row: Ward, P. S., Somoza, Rouillard, Wilson, M. L., Supplee, Webb, W. H. iti Row: Schram, Sanger, Reed. To . Ro! ;.- Miller, J. R., Webb, G. S. Maj. E. L. Powell, J. L. Schram 442 Just about three years ago . . . sweet, young, and maybe not too innocent . . . we wended our weary way up the long road that leads to this place. We came from all places, all towns, even Brooklyn, Soon we were melted into companies and blended together. Ours was Seventh Co. There were formations around the 36th, evening jaunts with " Buck, " and poop sessions in the sinks with " Mac. And then we moved, the first of many times, and became F-2. We found our homes in North Area and became familiar with the 50th Div and the sinks of the 49th, but not for long. We were off to Pine Camp. we strutted our stuff home. Then came Popolopen Heaven, and the opposite, Pine Camp. Yearling academics, late hours in the sinks fighting cal, phi], chem, and the Tacs. This was the year we lost Wert and got Junior. Part of us left to become birds; part of us remained behind as moles. And while they flew and had fun, we worked and had fun. There were Benning and Stewart, and the RTC ' s. And then Seventh Co. again, and more Beast Barracks and Popolopen. Finally that last year. We were afraid of four, but ours was only three. And it passed rather quicklv. That day Bottom Row: Beirne, Greenberg, B. M., Anderson, A. B., Gilloglv, Gray, W. W., Curtis, Mastin, Nairn, Williams, W. F. 2nd Row: Yates, Callanan, Lane, Snyder, Forrester, Huie, Harsh, Swenholt. Jril Row: Robinson, L. F., Nickel, Griffith, Adams, H. E., LoConte, Cudahy, Mallory, Jones, J. W., Johnston, F. A. Top Roav Travis, LeBlanc, Ocker, Borg, Coolbaugh, Braswell, Haskin, Crosby, S. W. Bottom Row: Shaw, Routt, Kennedy, Nakfoor, Hubbard, Vogel, Triner, White, R. A., MiUener, Cleveland. Imi Row: Cummings, Neil, Smvthe, Finnegan, Spragins, Banister, Wightman, Norman, Cave, irii Row: Anderson, C. W., Bumpus, Balmer, Fallon, Jones, O. S., Schnoor, Hindman, Hoot, Schmalzel, Adams, C. M. 4t j Rokv Jenkins, Paaffe, Sanders, McArdle, Roper, Yeates, Turner. Top Row: Crall, Harper, Driscoll, Hawn, Kessler. |L What memories that place brings, long boodle lines, cold showers, company street details, and oh yes, some field problems, too. And quite an experience with the 5th Armored boys who later fought so gallantly. Next, Plebe year found us academically, almost in more ways than one. We played with slip sticks, became orators, spoke Dutch and Spic and Goose, and measured the height of every point on W.P. Recognition and all that goes with it! We were men now, recognized by the class that graduated. A few weeks and came. We look back now, laugh at ever so many things — the Baltimore campaign, Mac on maneuvers, bits of this and that — and grow sentimental over others — losing Sig and Pap — and strangely enough, leaving. We grew together in these three years, helped each other in academics, fought as one in Intermurder, cheered our own to victory on Corps squads. We inherited that tradition, that F Co spirit. Remember those who molded and instilled it in us. And so we leave F Co, never to forget it, never to let it down. 443 COMPANY Lt. Col. W, D. McKinley, C. J. Simmons Bottom Row: Kenney, Grace, Burnside, Carter, J. E., Harris, J. S. 2nd Row: Ivie, Armstrong, Dayton Eichenberg, Caruso, Cairns, Bauchman. 3rd Row: Kane, Coller, Ingram, Hirsch, Ctiapman, Benedict . rf Row: Hall, W. W , Davis, H. A., Johnson, S. H. E., Dobbs, Barricklow. Top Row: Evans, Halloran, Carnnght, Keehn, Cavanaugh, J. R., Book, Gorman. Bottom Row: Montgomery, Otte, Stewart, Wilcox, Strain, Zeh, Milligan. 2nd Row: Stanfield, Petrie, Stone, Simmons, Rioux, Lee, Roxbury, Mahan, Costing. 3rd Row: Boyd, VanDeusen, Larson, Weiss, Petrone, Matte- son, Pitzer. Top Row: Teglund, Rogers, Wedemeyer, Smythe, Ochs. 444 Living in the lost divs and away from the crowded areas are the men of G-2. Here, except for the thyroid cases, and set apart from the feverish foci of kaydet life, one finds the spawning ground of the real men of West Point. Only in G-2 can one find that rare combination of good flanker spirit coupled with hardheaded efficiency. From our august numb er we have produced some of the Corps ' hivey engineers and star men, and in keeping with established tradition we have confounded the Academic Department with several confirmed goats. Academically, our scholastic efforts have placed us just a little above average. What really counts, however, is the fact that a very small number of our clan have failed to do the stretch in three years. When we joined the Corps we were placed in one of the brand new companies, and we have never regretted that fact. In the absence of ivy-covered traditions and antique company SOP ' s to fall back upon, the men from G-2 have always been eager to strike out in new paths, unhindered by time worn shackles. Perhaps this is why we have so many " characters " and rugged individualists, who strive because they want to and not because it is expected. And to confound the diehards further, we have made a united company out of this individualism — we have emerged one clique. It is a clique that has given the Corps some of its great athletes in our short history. A company of men that has had individuals engaged in every extra-curricular activity at the Academy and that has added good to all of them. True, we have borrowed freely from all the old, established ways of the Corps, because much of that was good. Never- theless, we have been free from restraint to add by trying and failing and then trying and succeeding. And now, as we leave the stony bastions on the Hudson, we can all look back on three short years in a great ct)m- pany. Together we weathered Beast IJarracks and rested at Pine Camp. Plebe year was hard, but it was not without many a happy incident — we tried new innovations then, and sometimes we succeeded. Yearling academics sobered us up a bit, but we were never dominated; for then we really started dragging pro or sought other diversions from the rigors of kaydet life. This year we climbed into the saddle to maintain the company at its previous high standard. With a new Tac we substituted pride in one ' s self and in the company for the tyrannical Form 1, and we successively led G-2 to even higher standards of unity and efficiency. Behind us we leave some of the best men in the Corps. Our Yearlings have shown that they are made of the real stuff, and we know that G-2 will still be a great company in their hands. Our Plebes have been right at the top, and we are proud to call them men from G-2. m- Bottom Row: Van Petten, Affen, R. H., Plummer, Perry, B. H., Kirbv, Kaencher, Mallett, C. T., Kennedy, R. J., Mc ' Cray. 2nJ Row: Aran, Tuttiill, Spilier, Sullivan, W. M., Boss, Long, Tavlor, J. R., Aver. W Row: IVIcNeely, Griffith, S. M., Ricfiardson, J. W., Pearson, Rantz, Kauffnian, Capps, Flattery. TopRow: Mathis, Sandman, Culm, Bass, Williams, J. J., Vreeland, Mallett, D. S . Crowe. Bottom Row: Mundt, Toth, Ross, McMurry, Haines, J. L., Mackert, Rice, Travis, Kuhlnian, Rosen- crans. Ind Row: Madison, Seney, Marslender, Baxley, Chandler, Bonwell, McManus, Fitz, Spencer. 3rd Row: Reed, Carswell, Puckett, Wil- liams, T. H., Schlosser, Kingston, Springer, Katz. Top Row: Lueder, Lea, Silver, McDonald, Rotcr, Yepsen, Stephenson, McDonough, R. E. 445 Bottom Row. ' Brothers, Hazzard, Hickey, D. W., Becker, J. G., Clark, Chynoweth. 2„d Kow: Finley, J. W., Gayle, Greene, B. D., Diver, Colaw, Dixon. 3nt Row: Lincoln, Coleman, Dennett, Alderson, Bradley, Allen, L., Cole, Fields. 4t j Row: Christensen, Cramer, H. G., Frantz, Blyth, Gay, B. A. Top Row: Ellis, Harton, Atkinson. ' Lt. Col. W. M. Higgins, E. E. Christensen Bottom Row: Norris, Krcn, Leavitt, Throckmorton, Parker, W. C, Riedel. 2nd Row: Parker, W. R., Schneider, McCoy, Williams, M. M., Horton. }nl Row: O ' Connor, P. J., Umlauf, Schuman, Perkins, Palmatier, Poe, Shattuck. Top Row: Jenkins, Lundholm, McMinn, Humphreys, Swab, Shelton, Hoskins, Reeder. 446 History says that Abe Liiict ln had to walk three miles to school every morning, but that ' s nothing compared to the race from the " forgotten 50 ' s " to the academic buildings that the H-2 llankers have- and we do it several times every day. This rat-race really gets to be fun in the winter when we beat the snowplows out to first hour class. As a part of our program to cut down the number of steps per man per day, we have successfully established a branch of Grant Hall on the gymnasium corner, and a rumor has it that there will soon be an O.D. on duty there over the weekends. H-2 has a rich heritage of traditions handed down from our predecessor, M Co., of the old Corps organization. M Co. symbolized nonchalance and believed in the axiom that you can enjoy life even at West Point — " What fools these mortals be. " This spirit emphasized friendship among all classes and loyalty to the company as a whole. This spirit may bring us last in appearance at parades and a series of runt tactical officers which we must either break in or break down, but it also develops Corps squad material and attracts the Pro-cst drags for those of us lucky enough to be out of confinement. To put it mildly, the Plebe system in H-2 is different. Over a period of years we have tried to develop this phase of cadet life along the lines of instruction and understanding rather than mere indiscriminate correction. The individuality of our class means little to the Academy as an institution, but this same individuality is all-impor- tant to each member of the class. The Class of ' 46, just as every other class, entered to fill the vacancies created by the graduation of a preceding class. Although we felt that this entry was something special, the Academy was unimpressed. From the list of names which was assigned to H-2, a group personality has grown over a period of three years. From the events which formed this personality come our lifelong memories of West Point: Popolopen, Pine Camp, Stewart Field, the banks of the Hudson, and, most important, the classmates with whom we have shared our experiences. Bortoni Row: Andrews, Resnick, Perry, H. W., Perkins, Schmidt, Moore, R. B., Strong, Gushing, Ball. 2 iJ Roiv: Dunlap, Hoyt, Woldenberg, Wat- kins, Helling, Shuster, Hill, C. W., Crouch, ird Raw: Emerson, H. E., Scott, W. W., Lovejoy, McCord, Bate, Allen, J. R., Peckham. 4rl Row: Wildrick, Ward, Sternburg, H. J., Litt, D. D., Murphy, C. A., Young, J. M. Top Rou ' : Kiernan, Enderle, Chamberlain, Starr ' , Simon. Bottom Row: Gorog, Cronin, T. C, Underwood, Boatwright, Swanke, Sayler, Coughlin, Sencay, Applebaum, H. M., Luckoff. 2nd Row: Bayard, Smith, S. M., Croonquist, Andrus, Miller, j. E., MiUiken, Ennis, Tebo, Whitmarsh. ird Row: McGurk, Buffington, Shepherd, Sunderland, Bow- man, Freeh, Lampros, Grogan, Earthman. Top Row: Boag, Winter, Brown, W. C, Woodson, Simpson, J. A., Smith, W. C, Thomas, L. A. 447 ATHLETICS...ACTI7ITIES i I m P IT the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days on other fields will " bear the fruits of victory. 4 THE MAJOU FOOTBALL 1 Nemetz 2 La Mar (Swimming) 3 Wayne 4 Chabot (Baseball) 5 Green 6 Sauer 7 Walterhouse 8 Minor (Track) 9 Webb 10 Pitzer (Baseball) 11 DoBBS (Basketball) 12 Ladd 13 Bresnahan BASEBALL 14 Kinney 15 Jansen 16 Simmons TRACK 17 Chynoweth 18 Nichols 19 Bullock 20 Conor 452 LETTERMEU TRACK— Continued 21 Shaw 22 Griffin 23 Yancey 24 Tucker 25 La Mar LACROSSE 26 Walker 27 Montague 28 Devens 29 Hadley BOXING 30 Conner 31 Bodie 32 Castle 33 Jordan SWIMMING 34 Thayer 35 Van Deusen 36 HiCKEY WRESTLING 37 Land CROSS COUNTRY 38 Stallings BALL First Row: LaMar, Webb, Pitzer, Chabot, Nemetz, Green, J. F. (Cape). Caterinella, Wayne, Walterhouse, Sauer. Second Row: Steffy, West, Tucker, Tavzel, Kren, Biles, Joy, Richmond, G. Davis, Blanchard. Third Row: McWilliams, Stuart, Gerometta, Bryant, Kean, Ray, Hayes, Enos, Rowan. Fourth Row: Gillette, Rawers, Fitzsimnions, Folsom, Burckart, Bullock, Martin, Coulter, Fuson, Foldberg, Poole. Fifth Row: Ladd (Mgr.), Grimenstein, Green, R. L., Barnes, Scholtz, Goldstrom, Gustafson, Smith, Schleiger, Stringer, (Equipment Mgr.). 454 Left to Ri r l,t t.til t..iri Hinkl. . M.i| ( ,.nr i;,.- W o,kI: ml , Mr. Andy Giistafson.Col. Earl H. Blaik, Mr. HL-rman Hi(.kiiian, Mr. Stewart Holcomb, Mr. Roland Bevan. FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD Army 32 P. D. Command Army 54 Wake Forest Army 28 Michigan 7 Army 55 Melville, R. L, P. T. 13 Army 48 Duke 13 Army 54 Vi 11 an ova Army 48 Notre Dame Army 61 Pennsylvania Army 32 Navy 13 The " T " in operation LaMar leads Shorty for a touchdown And notice we said team. For although the ' 45 squad boasted many standouts whose praises have been sung far and wide, it was the team spirit and cooperative work of all the players that made for the outstanding success. Each man had his job to do, and he did it in a brilliant manner. There was a rugged line that refused to budge or open up for the opposition, while tearing enemy defense asunder. And the backs combined speed, dexterity, and force in taking utmost advantage of the line ' s smooth performance. From tiny Johnny Sauer to big Tex Coulter each and every player was a star in his own right, an integral part in a football machine unexcelled. Last year we were told that we weren ' t being tested. This year the tune was changed somewhat: each week was to be an upset. However, the story remained the same as Army mightily rolled over all opponents, of definitely more formidable char- acter. A glance at the scoreboard reveals the force and pack of the punch. Michigan, Duke, Notre Dame, Pennsylvania, Navy — all experienced destruction by the rugged rabble. ' Mistir Outside ' ' about to take off This is teamwork too! Junior ' ' hrushis him ojj Let ' s give credit to Coach Earl Blaik and his great staff. They remained silent and largely unnoticed while the team — product of their efforts — went on to take just about every honor a team can have. Their diligence coupled with the hard work of the players kept the enemy deceived all the time. Remember those quarterback sneaks of Tucker at the Navy game? And the other surprises Blaik had the boys pull all season long. Tribute, too, is due Captain Johnny Green for his inspiring leadership . . . and Blanchard and Davis whose spectacular runs will long be remembered . . . and each and every other player whose cooperation spelled victory. Green, Blanchard, Davis, along with Coulter, Nemetz, Foldberg, Poole, and McWilliams received Ail-American honors. But to the Corps, the whole team was All-American. We ' ll relive its victories — even as we look forward to another successful season in ' 46. Tht same old story — but we love it The man with the educated toe Bla ina, Carbine, Conlin, Harpir, Fox ' B " Squad listens in Signing the Post Lambert Trophy and wristwatch presentation " B " SQUAD To Army ' s rugged 1945 " B " Squad goes much of the credit for the success of " A " Squad. Hard work and rough knocks were part of their daily routine. However, the JV ' s great spirit, evidenced by the successful games they played against Rensselaer, Maxwell Field, and Barksdale Field, attests to the high quality of football displayed by the team. For three days a week from September until December, Captain Stahle ' s and Bill Moore ' s men sharpened the offense and defense of the big rabble which made for the perfection that resulted on the following Saturday afternoons. m SCOREBOARD Army n Barksdale Field 8 Army 6 Maxwell Field 7 Army 48 Rensselaer Army 39 " C " Squad 1 Army 39 Columbia " JV " 458 GOAT-ENGINEER GAME Moving the fields of friendly strife from the section rooms to Clinton Field, the star-men tried in vain to repeat their victory of ' 43- ' Twas no use however, for the lowly goat was not to be stopped. A final score of 24-0 followed by the big Rabble ' s triumph over Navy proved conclusively that " as the goats go — so goes Army! " Both teams played well- coached football and much credit is due to Captain Martina of the Goats and Major Thigpen of the Engineers. Scoring in every period, the goats ably led by Ralph Davis and Jack Gayle proved that McKinney ' s tenth-grabbers had met more than their match. Max Fiebleman ' s goat band, com- plete with a very " pro " cheer leader, com- pleted an afternoon which even the hives had to admit was all fun! liSiMl ' SJ Wl ' (a MS Homt from thi hill: K This was the final chance to " upset " Army, but the ole rabble never let ' em do it. Behind beautiful blocking, Blanchard and Davis counted for the five tallies that brought more B-robes and sweaters to USMA. A strong wind kept our boys on the ground, but surprise plays like Tucker ' s quarterback sneaks opened a tight Navy defense and paved the way. The 102,000 in Municipal Stadium marvelled at the unbeatable combination. From the golden circled huddle, the team came charging forward, scoring 20 points the first quarter. But the real turning point was Blanchard ' s beautiful interception and 45 yard run in the third period. From then on it was making a certain fact more sure. Blanchard and Davis were the standout stars, but much of their glory comes from the spirited charging and spectacular blocking of the forward wall led by Captain Green and including Nemetz, Coulter, Fuson, Poole, and the others. Score 32—13 460 Chabot doses in LS ' ' •t Tucker swieps end BASKETBALL y 11 Bottom Row: Pursley, Means, Folsom, Teece. Second Row: Tucker, Davis, Tallman, Nance, Hudspeth, Reed. Top Row: Bowen, Major Humphreys, Foldberg, Barnes, Rawers, Shep- herd, Poole, Mr. Holcomb. Starting the 1946 season under the guidance of Coach Stu Holcomb, who replaced the late Ed Kelleher, Army ' s quintet faced the difficult task of building an entirely new team around John Nance, team captain and only returning letterman. In scoring a decisive victory against the 82nd Airborne Division, ETO Champions, in a preseason game, the team showed itself of decided caliber. Again in the victory over Penn- sylvania, the Academy scoring record was broken with the 95-61 score as Nance set an individual scoring record by caging 36 points. The team as a whole played well all season, reaching its peak against Navy. Mr. Holcomb, Nance, Bowen. 462 Army Army ...■ H; Faithjul FcUowers . On r Way jaa ■ir TRACK Mr. Novak, Head Coach; Conor, Caftain The Army track team turned in a creditable performance this year despite facing stiff competition. Individual achievements have been even more noteworthy than those of the team as a whole. Max Minor set Academy records in both the broad jump and the 80 yard low hurdles. Big Tex Coulter broke the Academy standard in the shot put. Captain Bernie Conor, Ralph Davis, Doc Blanchard, Bill Webb, and Frank Tucker were some of the other outstanding performers. Coach Leo Novak ' s skill and patience again proved a deciding factor in keeping Army ' s 1946 squad up with the best of ' em. . : Firsr Ron: Lt. Col. Travis, Hamilton, Truxes, Howe, Shizak, Lansing, Morrow, Bcrger, Knight, Conrad, Joiu-s, Mikalcieski, Mr. Novak. J.ioh. K»ii , Lapt. Rogers, Johnson, Meadows, Elebash, Fischer, Freed, Graf, Conor, Grunther, Duquemin, Keen, Edwards, Minor, Capt. Stickel. Third Row: Lohn, Hamilton, Weaver, Bahensky, Anderson, Wildrick, Moore, Dittman, Keck, Christcnsen, LaMar, Tucker, Nichols. Fourth Row: Mikalack, Hichey, Drury, Sullivan, Herrick, Holliday, Culm, Nash, Thevenet, Knauss, Egger, Chynoweth. 466 Tucker easing the way Ceiling unlimited Supple muscles — trject co-ordination Sp.mn ng space 1 Bringing home the Baton 469 BASEBALL ■■ .» Major Amen, coach, gives Dick Kinney, captain, some last minute instructions Sparked by Captain-elect Kinney, ace right bander, tbe Army nine added its contribution to the list of undefeated teams. Training with Brooklyn and Montreal, Coach Amen ' s boys soon developed a combination that even took the Dodgers in stride. Captain Josey formed a keen double play combination with Lombardo, and both proved plenty powerful with the stick. Other big guns were McConnell, Davis, and Nance — all of whom covered plenty of outfield while not gathering hits and stealing bases. Another de- pendable was St. Onge whose " Give me that rock " will long be remembered. Not to be forgotten either are LaBoon, Chabot, Simmons, and all the others who always turned in winning performances. %4J. I Sitting: Bacboy. First Row: Hoffman, Rafalko, LaBoon, Lombardo, Josey, McConnel, Waggonhurst, St. Onge, Marben. Second Row: Sprinkle, Arnold, Chabot, Ochs, Jungerheld, Cairns, Kinney, Nance, Simmons. Third Row: Jansen, Capt. Stable, Moses, Conover, Hayes, Benedict, Davis, Mr. Holcomb, Maj. Amen, Gud :J BASEBALL SCOREBOARD Army 8 Sampson 5 Army 10 Brooklyn College 3 Army 9 Floyd Bennett 2 Army 14 Swarthmore 1 Army 13 Coast Guard 4 Army 11 Villanova 2 Army 25 Yale 1 Army 13 Merchant Marine Academy 5 Army 7 New York University 4 Army 18 Columbia Army 11 Williams 4 Army 8 Yale 5 Army 7 Fordham 2 Army 7 Navy 2 Army 15 Colgate 1 Mafiiiger Jansen 471 LACROSSE Captain Touchstone and Devens A quartet of ail-Americans — Devens, 1946 captain, Stites, Mallony, and Groves — led the 1945 lacrosse team to a season blemished only by a close defeat at the hands of Johns Hopkins, one of the most talented teams in the country. Revenge came three weeks later, however, as Army won its first game from this club since 1942. The Navy game saw determined cadets stage a fourth period rally, earning a tie which could not be broken even in two overtimes. In recognition of its fine record. Army was awarded, jointly with Navy, the Wingate Trophy, symbol of intercollegiate lacrosse supremacy. This is the second year in succession that Army won the award. ButtM Rou: Arnold, Stitts, Gro-,cs, Hirnur,, I-U5oii, Bioaghion, Uc tUi, W ilkir, HiUlt), Uiovmi- i.,u,iJ K u. L.nH.iin Tou liiCuii. ' , Moiit.iguc, CoUiCiiu, .Mjttox, Johnson, Lunney, Nelson, Rattan, Reynoldson, Clark (Mgr.). ThirdKow: Haussman, Ray, Wier, Bresnahan, Kane, Boettcher. fourth RoK ' .Thomas, Enos, Biles, Yates. 474 Last tninure instructions Harman out for repairs THE MINOR LETTERMEIT 1 Greene 2 POE 3 Cairns 4 Benedict 5 ASMUS 6 Stewart 7 Hawley 8 QuiNN 9 Crowley 10 McCuLLEN 11 Baugh 1 12 Moses 13 Callaghan 14 wozencraft 15 Doyle 16 Wesolowski 17 Day 18 Dickson 19 Cameron 20 Arnold 21 Newell 22 Burke 23 Blazina 24 Fuller 25 Mason 26 McBride 27 Sheppard 28 Wolf 29 Crowley 30 drink vater 31 Turner 32 Hughes 33 Gay 34 Galt 35 Felices 36 Vaci 37 Lester 38 Frazer 39 Lobdell 40 McKlNNEY 41 MacKensie 42 Paschall 43 doolittle 44 Carter 45 Fischer 46 Stockdale 47 Knight 48 Hirschfield 49 Woods 50 Koch 51 Pohl 52 Boyd 53 Memminger 477 SKIING Capt. S. V. Constant, Salisbury, Lundholm, Fitzgerald, Bentz, Constant, MacLaren, Lukens, Huher Captain S. V, Constant Coach Under the watchful eye of captain S. V. Constant the Ski Team with a wealth of talent made quite a name for itself in intercollegiate competition. The downhill and slalom events by team captain Tom Constant, MacLaren, Bentz, and Salisbury were consistent winners while the cross country racing was well performed by Fitzgerald, Lundholm, and Huber. Jumping was one of the team ' s strong points as Gray and Lukens were tops throughout the season. Finish- ing high in all meets, the team was third in the Middlebury Carnival and ahead of the crack Denver University team in the Intercollegiatcs at Dartmouth. 478 Gentlemen soldiers off on a ski SKI TEAM SCOREBOARD Middlebury Winter Carnival Third Place out of 9 teams Dartmouth Winter Carnival Fifth Place out of 11 teams Dry Winttr SOCCER Coach McAmtiji, Captain Benedict, and Manager Callaghan First Row: Lt. Col. McAneny, Schuder, Hudson, Crowley, Day, Benedict (Capt.), Schalk, Baugh, Eichenberg, Williams, Gruenther, Mr. Palone. Second Row Marley, MacLaren, Levy, Pressman, Newell, McDougell, Ruddy, Rumney, Mc Cullen. Third Row; Sullivan, Blazey, Malley, Wilson, Wozencraft, Memminger, Blum, Wolf. Fourth Row Monahan, Graf, Dent, Bellinger, Crandall, Duquemin, Lyon. Satten. Fifth Row: Reckmeyer, Butler, Fuchs, Burton, Stelling, Bushnell, Wesolowski, Cormack. Sixth Row: Quantz, Land, Moses, Tyree, Callaghan (Mgr.), Rovis, Lehner. The Soccer lads put their toes to the ball and recorded one of the best seasons in recent years. Sparking the team as a whole, Cap- tain Benedict regulated play from center half with McCullen, Land, and Hudson on his wings. The forward line was well equipped with the educated feet of Ruddy, Baugh, and Newell. As for defense. Coach McAneny couldn ' t have found better men than fullbacks Crowley and Day, or goalies Tyree and Moses. Highlight of the season was a 1-0 victory over Navy, Crowley scoring a 40 yard kick in the first two minutes. But the other games won ' t be forgotten either — and neither will the team. 480 J: i SOCCER SCOREBOARD Army 2 Yale Army 2 Dartmouth Army 2 R. P. I. Army 5 U. S. Coast Guard Army 3 Temple Army Perm State Army 6 Swarthmore 1 Army 2 Cornell Army 1 Navy Army 1 Navy He.himg jor pay dirt CROSS COUNTRY ! SCOREBOARD Army 17 RPI 38 Army 15 Connecticut 40 Army 16 Coast Guard Academy 39 Army 16 NYU 39 Army 15 Columbia 40 Army 15 City College (NY) 40 Army 1st Heptagonals Army 1st IC4A Army 19 Navy 36 Knelling: Bolte, Bahenskv, Knauss, Irwin, Sheppird. Standing: Captain Rogers, Doyle, Stallings, Tucker, Fischer, Parmly, McCue, Bullock, Coach Novak. The West Point harriers literally ran wild in turning in their undefeated season. Captain Frank Tucker paced the Cadets to triumphs in all six meets including both the Heptagonal and IC4A contests. The IC4A meet gave our boys their only opportunity to face Navy, and they promptly took advantage of it by rolling up a decisive victory over not only the Annapolis contingent but the other schools represented as well. Knauss, Stallings, Fischer, Doyle, Sheppard, Parmly, and McCue were among those who contributed to the achievements of Novak ' s well coached team. Mjinagcr Bullock, Captain Tucker, Coach Novak %a Ik 482 FENCING m uiJAdemyJl W M.acK.tnzi and Badgei Staled: Gay, Poe, MacKenzie, Mill er, Jimenez. Sicond Row: CWO Dimoad (Coach), Hagan, Shuster, Emerson, Dunlap, Shattuck, Home, Capt. Raaen (O.C). Top Row: Butler, Paul, Garrabrants, Hamilton, Badger (Manager). FENCING SCOREBOARD Army 17 Brooklyn Col. 10 Army 14H Philadelphia Fencers ' League 12H Army 18 Columbia Univ. 9 Army 14 Saltus Fencing Club 13 Army 6 Columbia Univ. 3 Army 10 Mercado Fencing Club 6 Army 151 2 Brooklyn Col. 113 Army 10 New York Univ. 17 Army 13 Navy 14 Once again the Academy ' s fencing team completed its sea- son with an enviable record to its credit. Such foes as Columbia, Brooklyn, and Saltus Fencing Club fell victims to the foils and sabers of the Dimond-coached fencers. The steady performances and outstanding work of Captain Bruce MacKenzie and Ted Garrabrants assured superiority in the foil. Preeminence in the saber was obtained through the phenommal ability of Kibbey Home, coupled with that of Ric Jimenez. 483 BOXING M.ajor FiUsbury M.cGregor, Mr. Cavatia h Cornier The return of such outstanding contenders as intercollegiate cham- pions Jordan, Conner, and Castle made Army ' s domination of the collegiate boxing scene inevitable again this year. The team was well manned in all events. Representing the lightweights were the popular Felices, colorful Conner, and fast stepper Barnett. Jordan again dominated his weight while Ball, Mossy, and Pence con- tributed their victories. Proving what proper conditioning and Billy Cavanagh ' s guidance can perform. Castle, Cairns, Dobbs, and Gavin also defeated many an opponent. This year ' s season has con- firmed what cadet supporters have known all along — Army can match any one in the ring and come out on top. First Row: Barnett, Bigler, Felices, Conner, Jordan, Pence, Hiestand. SrcondKow: Major Pillsbury, Mr. Cavanagh, Murphy, Frantz, Mossy, Ball, Gavin, Arnold, Dobbs, McGregor. Third Row; Gee, Kellogg, Somoza, Cairns, Castle, Hale, Hazard. 484 Mugging i A BOXING SCOREBOARD Army 4H Coast Guard 3K Army 7 U. S. Merchant Marine 1 Army iy2 Coast Guard ¥2 Army 7 Penn State 1 Army 4 North Carolina 3 Army 5 Maryland 3 Army 6 Penn State 2 Army 5 Maryland 3 L,jr]ab V Just a friendly bout 485 WRESTLING Kear Kow: Captain Weiler, Finley, Cronkhite, Thevenet, Burner, Stewart, Koch, Major Jacunski. Second Row: Green, McBride, McKinney, Land, Cameron, Stockdale, Grace. Front Row: Fuller, Stidham, Raabe, Robertson, Mock. One of the best seasons of recent years has been achieved by this year ' s mat club. Backed by a powerful return squad of last year ' s undefeated grapplers, the present team has had an excellent record. Army contenders in all weights handled their opponents with the experience and finesse that comes only as a result of long, grueling afternoon sessions. Green, Stockdale, and Grace in the heavyweights were captained by intercollegiate champion Land to a long string of victories. Lighter weights Thevenet, McKinney, Hough, and Rabbe continually put on a good showing and produced a large percentage of wins. Another successful season has again demonstrated the value of superior training, material, and leadership. ) Cap!. Applrton, Coach— Bob Land, Capt. 486 WRESTLING SCOREBOARD Army 33 Columbia 3 Army 19 Cornell 11 Army 11 Yale 21 Army 11 Penn 17 Army 21 Penn State 11 Army 34 Muhlenberg Army 20 Coast Guard 8 In tercollegi ate Championships 121 pound class and 175 pound class Koil ' im, Dumbguard It ' s on the road! PISTOL The 1946 Pistol Squad lived up to the traditions of the Corps in pro- ducing the best in intercollegiate competition. Plenty of practice, both on the outdoor range and down in the gallery, worked the team into fine shape. Progressing rapidly throughout the season, our shots broke the Academy record for intercollegiate competition with a score of 1385 in a pistol match with Michigan. The very next week they journeyed to Mt. Vernon to set a new record for shoulder to shoulder competition with a score of 1378, firing on an unfamiliar range. The whole team deserves credit for its showing, but Ed Frazer, the captain, deserves extra credit for his particularly outstanding work. Army 1329 Coast Guard Army 1346 Marquette Army 1385 Michigan Army 1378 Mt. Vernon R. and R. Club 1278 Army 1372 Coast Guard 1311 Army 1374 Mt. Vernon R. and R. Club 1237 Army 1325 Navy 1300 RIFLE Combining consistency and natural ability, the 1946 Rifle Team completed its season with another fine record. Such foes as the Mt. ' ernon Ritle Club, Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, and MvI.I. felt the unerring accuracy of these sharpshooters. Despite the loss of many experienced men from last year ' s excellent team, the standards of the " old Army game " were kept well up to par. Lt. Colonel Moorman ' s charges put in many hard hours of practice, but these hours were amply rewarded by the outstanding performances of Captain Dickson, White, Patton, and other members. RIFLE TEAM SCOREBOARD Army 1351 Mt. Vernon Rifle Club 1345 Army 1393 Notre Dame 1284 Army 1380 Coast Guard 1383 Army 1397 ' irginia Military Institute 1338 Army 1374 Mt. ' ernon Rifle Club 1351 Army 1414 University of Wisconsin 1167 Army 1382 New Mexico Military Institute 1286 Army 1382 B. P. I. 1203 Army 1382 V. P. I. 1285 Army 1372 New York University 1241 Army 1392 Texas A and M 1367 Army 1392 Wheaton College 1295 Army 1379 Coast Guard 1374 Army 1377 Navy 1358 ' X V • as:3=ft5 ;B;saife « vS :.aiis j ti y S l 1 First Row: McBride, White, Armstrong, Dickson, Skladzien, Patton, McWhorter. Stcond Row: Melo, Wroth, Plummer, Throckmorton, Hervey, Lt. Col. Moorman, Major Mowry. McWhorter, Major Mowry, Lt. Col. Moorman, Dickso. GYMNASTICS GYMNASIUM SCOREBOARD ( " A " Squad) Army 64 Jersey City Rec reation Club Army 85 Army 97 15 Flushing YMCA 11 Bohemian Gym- nasium Assoc- iation Army 683 2 New York Turners Army 77 23rci Street YMCA Army 58 Germantown YMCA Army 40 Penn State Army 513 2 New York Turners Army 56) Navy 54H 39H f « lloK ' . ' Robb,Wolf,Paschall,Bla2ina,Lange. Secernl Row: Woods, Lobdell,Maldney, Major Heath, Mason, Steininger. Tiird Row: Bentley, Stock, Hatch, Whitson, White, Asmus, Robinson, Cronin, Wurster, Lester. iswiis dfid the horse An experienced group ably coached by Cap- tain Maloney provided a gym team that dis- played high caliber from the season ' s start. Foster Memorial cups, recognizing outstand- ing gymnastic ability, were awarded team captain Quinn for his performance on the horizontal bars and flying rings, and Mason for his work on the flying rings and rope climb. Blazina was unbeatable in tumbling Major Roy Lester, Q_uimi, Captain Maloney while Woods and Lobdell brought victories with their parallel bar exercises. Asmus and Burnside were victorious on the side horse with Wolf and Paschall completing the win- ning combination on the rope climb. The season was well highlighted with meets against such teams as New York Turners, Penn State, and Navy. Masort on the rings Paschall scales the rope Quinn takes the hi-bar Woods and the P-Bars After having been off Corps Squad status for several seasons, golf came back with a drive straight down the fairway. For the second year in a row, the team came out on top in the intercollegiates with Captain Calder winning the individual champion- ship. Although competition was rather limited, the boys nevertheless worked GOLF hard each Sunday down at Rockland Country Club straightening out drives and polishing up on green work. And their efforts materialized in the low scores Calder, Nunn, Knight, Hirschfield, and others consistently turned in. A grand showing, members of the golf team, and welcome back to the Corps Squad fold! Stirnhtrg demonstrates GOLF SCOREBOARD Army 9 Sleepy Hollow 9 INTERCOLLEGIATES— First Place Army 4 Navy 43 Yiniiht, Burnk. Stmt, Knight, Hirschfield, Burnham Sternberg, Kiernan, Caldwell 491 SWIMMING The 1946 schedule brought the swimming team meets with the three top teams of the nation. They met with success the National Champions of Ohio State University and the undefeated North Carolina swimmers in the largest event ever held at the West Point pools. The traditional Yale University contest resulted in being just one point shy of a victory. Excellent balance was shown by a squad which exhibited swimmers meriting national recogni- tion in Ray Thayer, Ed Van Deusen, and Bill La Mar. The departing coach, Mr. Bol Starr, deserves a special note of thanks for his success in making the Army squad one of the best in the nation. Major Sturr, Thayer, Warner m Urn f% t w Arm Arm; Am; .Arm; First R: Third R, 492 Ireadwell, Cartirr, Van Deusen, Boyd, Thayer, LaMar, Hickey, Burke. Srconil Row: Major Starr, Stewart, Dodd, Pohl, Gait, Greene, Sandman, Wagner. • Burrows, Hayes, Townsley, Womble, Borg, Wentsch, Deehan. Flutter t wsc Kings SWIMMING SCOREBOARD Army 57 Brown University 18 Army 59 Colgate University 16 Army 53 Princeton University 22 Army 38 Yale University 37 Army 66 University of Pennsylvania 9 Army 61 Columbia University 14 Army 41 Ohio State University 83 Army 41 University of North Carolina 36 Army 5414 Coast Guard Academy 203 Army 31 Navy 44 yf 1 9w % B unlill, Gay, Capr. Koth, Makinney, Gicbcl, Oz ' er Out for a breath HOCKEY Walktr, Coach Patton, Crowley fif iUr HOCKEY SCOREBOARD Army 18 Westchester Vikings 4 Army 7 Manhattan Arrows 1 Army 17 Lehigh 3 Army 4 Yale 5 Army 1 Dartmouth 9 Army 10 Colgate 3 Army 8 Princeton 1 Army 9 Cornell 4 Army 1 Yale 9 Army 1 Dartmouth 11 Army 1 Toronto University 8 Army 4 Harvard 3 Army 6 Clinton Athletic Club 9 J " w « .- Wojciehoski, Montague, Devens, Crowley, Drinkwater. Arnold, Wayne. Second Row: Coa,ch Patron, O ' Connell. Colburn, Crerella, Cerow, Snyder, Schlotterbeck, Major Ellsberry. Top Row: Sgt. Bolpre, Anderson, Lewando, Strong, LoConte, Walker. There it goes! " Check back and check back again! " With that old cry as the basis of his coaching tech- nique, Len Patton took over the Army team, and coached them through a successful sea- son. In the cage, Bobby Wayne made it hard for Army ' s foes to get by him. High scorer and captain of the team, Ed Crowley, ably assisted by his two wings, Ollie Moses and Ed Drinkwater, gave our opponents many a worried minute. Despite the toughest sched- ule in Army ' s history, including games with Dartmouth, Yale, and Toronto, the best college teams in the east, our pucksters looked mighty good. 494 Mid flailing sticks and flashing skates Recovery i TENNIS Tennis added its banner season to the outstanding achieve- ments of cadet teams. The Army racquetmen smashed their way to fourteen victories without a single defeat — a record of which to be proud. Captain Doug Kenna and Dale Hall finished their cadet athletic careers with stellar performances. Frank Mehner, one of the best Army netsters in recent years, later went on to win fame in national tournaments. Captain-elect Dick Turner, Warren Drake, Bernard Petrie, Carl Wellborn, Danny Tate, and Bill Dougherty all added strength to the team and came through with impressive victories to make this a most successful season. TENNIS SCOREBOARD Army 7 Rensselaer P. I. 2 Army 6 William and Mary 3 Army 9 Brooklyn Army 8 U. S. Merchant Marine Academy 1 Army 9 Swarthmore Army 9 Colgate Army 9 Penn Army 9 New York University Army 9 City College of New York Army 9 Cornell Army 8 Yale 1 Army 8 Mass. Inst, of Technology 1 Army 6 Columbia 1 Army 7 Princeton 1 Standing: Lt. Col. Dance, McCrystal, Hall, Kenna, Mehner, Drake, Mr. Chambers, Maj. Denny, Lr. Col. Stauffer. K«« «5.- Turner, Petrie, Dougherty, Wellborn. 495 (. THE The guiding hand that leads the destiny of sports at West Point, exclusive of those controlled by the Master of the Sword, is the Army Athletic Association Board. Little known, its members remain quietly in the background, operating in an efficient and effective manner. It is they who appoint coaches, schedule contests, equip the teams, and award prized insignia. Their guidance has not only fostered winning teams in all sports, but has also enabled the Corps to enjoy added athletic facilities. The new golf course will be another monument to their crowning success. Modest, unassuming, they take a personal pride as Army wins — and Army, and the Corps, hereby gratefully acknowledges their efforts. Colont! Earl H. Blaik mC m - Sirring: General Honnen, General Taylor, General Higgins. Sraniiini; Co onel Stamps, Colonel Jones, Colonel Blaik, Colonel Counts. Co one Lawrence AicC. Jones, graduare manager of arh erics 496 I HOUOH COMMITTEE First Row: Wagoner, Egan, Pankowski, Burnham, Musser, Wheeler, Treadwell. Second Row: Strain, Simpson, Whitener, Boyd, Coleman, Day, Ochs, Jordan, Patron, Martin. ! " With no immunity for the offender — " Harsh though they be, such stern measures are necessary to instill in every cadet the high code of honor needed to maintain the honor of the Corps at its highest. Because a breach of honor makes a cadet liable to dismissal from the Academy, each case must be final and complete to avoid irreparable mistakes. For this important task of judging their classmates, one First Classman from each company is elected to the Honor Committee which then chooses its own chairman and appoints the cadet First Captain as a member ex ojficio. 498 GENEHAL COMMITTEE What kind of job does the General Committee do? You name it — they do it. Several years ago it became evident that there was a need for coordinating the work of the various Cadet Committees and establish- ing a means of liaison between the Corps and the powers that be. Functioning for this purpose the General Committee helps supply the Corps ' special needs and generally serves as a means for presenting Cadet requests and suggestions to headquarters. The men give much of their free time that life within the Corps may be materially benefited. JUNE WEEK HOUSING COMMITTEE Captain Finney Mrs. hystad Major Thomas Stated: Baker, Young, Hall, Jordan, Terrell, Landis, Simpson. Standing: Gil ham, Parke, Talbot, MacWilliams, Bolz, Gay, Smythe, Kurowski, Braun Gassett. ELECTIOIT COMMITTEE Front Row: Vaci, Jordan, Bodie, Whitenor, Egan. Back Row: Carbine, Haugh, Stringer, Stapleton, Cramer, Hill, Wagner, Matteson. First Row: MacWilliams, Christensen. Secant! Row: Home, Benedict, LaMar, Minor. To the Election Committee was given the difficult task of selecting nominees for class officers. This job caused a masterly uggling of names, records, and individual qualifications which resulted in our class officers. Since these officers usually serve for life, the Election Committee felt considerably the responsibility for nominating the best qualified men. Mac- Williams, Christensen, LaMar, Benedict, Minor, and Home continued to prove the success of the Committee. MacWilliams and Christensen led the Class as president and vice-president, while the records were kept by LaMar and Benedict as treasurer and secretary. Minor served as athletic representative while Home was charged with writing the class historv. 500 LECTURE COMMITTEE Whether it was a lecture or some other entertainment, the Sunday evening Lecture Committee presentations were always a welcomed addition to climax a weekend at West Point. A well rounded program provided abundant reasons for capacity houses. Among the individual and group artists was the soothing music of Fred Waring, spice from the Don Cossacks, notes from the Philippines by General Romulo. Gloom period took for shallow waters when Henry Scott pianod a riot. Then, late in the Spring the New York University Glee Club lent a bit of collegiate air to our more stern decorum. Mittetis on the keys Statid: Campbell, Wagner, Thor Shiinhni,: Harper, Uhlrich. ipson. 501 CADET CHAPEL Hardest of all sentiments to put into words is the feeling which the Corps has for the Chapel. The impressive Gothic structure, the solemn services held therein, the beautiful music of the organ and choir under Mr. Mayer ' s direction — all these have helped us in our attempts to attain the standards set up in the Cadet Prayer. Chaplain Walthour will be remembered not only for his inspiring sermons and " Who Am I? " character sketches, but also for his help- ful presence with the Corps, wherever it might be. In short the in- fluence of the Chapel and Chaplain is inestimable. Cadtt Chaptl Choir J Hl r CATHOLIC CHAPEL At the Catholic Chapel, under the direction of Mgr. Murdock and Father Moore, we have learned the application of Christian principles to life and to our career. The Padres are looked upon as real friends by the whole Corps. One of the best ex- amples of a function directed by the Chapel and participated in by all cadets is the Annual Military Ball in New York. But such activities are only incidental to the real purpose of the Church; our little ivy-covered Chapel has remained a place of devotion and refuge which has exerted a lasting influence. I Cjtholtc CiMptI Mlss,,l E.a,J, HOP COMMITTEE The Hop Committee is similar to an underground organization, com- posed of representatives from each company. Their work is evident every week, but they perform their duties so quietly and unobtrusively that we are inclined to forget that arranging for music, refreshments, decora- tions, hop cards, and chaperones requires any effort. The Hop Committee Tom amuses the lady HOP COMMITTEE provides for all these things and even more. What about the Ice Carnival during Plebe Christmas, the graduation invitations and announcements, and June Week programs? Add to these their regular duties at each hop, and you see how important the Hop Managers are to our social life. Smooth steps in the South Gy -L MUSICAL OUGAITIZATIONS As relief from the weightier problems of academics and skills of sport, muses of pleasure always pro- vided the Corps with frequent moments of enjoy- ment and relaxation. Concerts before theater time by the Cadet Orchestra pointed the minds of the Cadets to the more cultured and the esthetical music. Versatile singing by the Glee Club added to concert enjoyment. When the Gleester ' s jumped up for the " Spearhead Division " lyric at tactics, Colonel Mac gained many files by this type of in- struction. M i ' C_ ' r iSi ' i litis i ijcncn liiiltfe [owriiin liijt " li AsEJi kviBf on Ills ill ' jobofilii Mil kctpi lOM. San o rsJ - ' C ( f Concert Onhestn The Cadet Orchestra, directed by trumpeter " Bix " Bradburn, played for numerous hops during the year. Arranger-trumpeter Bill Baisley did consistently fine work and provided a steady flow of new arrange- ments to keep the Orchestra up-to-date throughout the year. Leon McCrary ' s smooth vocals were perfectly complemented by Randy Adam ' s infectious " scat " singing, while Frank Taylor ' s hot trumpet stood out in sharp contrast with Six ' s sweet style. Danny Defoe played lead in the brilliant saxophone section which featured Walt Beinke ' s swing tenor. Lloyd Adams on the drums and Jack Bodie on the piano welded the Orchestra into a real musical organization. 508 CADET OUCHESTHA Playing it hot THE POINTEH Every other Friday nis ht two weeks of blood, sweat, and tears in bound form are passed out by the Pointer reps, and then work com- mences on the next issue of the poor man ' s West Point Today. What little free time that can be snatched from academics and duties is given to writing, drawing, bookkeeping, and attending to the thousand and one jobs connected with publication of a magazine. " Yer on your own time " is particularly applicable to the men you see on these pages. As Editor-in-chief Kibbey Home has been particularly lucky in having Mike Sanger as managing editor, leg man, and slave-driver in command of the literary staff. With Sanger taking most of the weight on his shoulders, Home has been able to devote himself to the fulltime job of dictating policy, maintaining liaison with the powers that be, and keeping peace in the family, while whipping off an occasional car- toon. Sanger, too, has devoted himself to more than purely administra- 509 Business and Advertising Staffs — State J: Street, Eakins, Eanes, Hamilton. Standing: Lemberes, Moran, Chamber- lain, Boerger, Nelson. tive duties as his popular " The Pointer Talks " columns show. Aided by Cormack, Cudahy, Levenback, Josephs, and others, he has kept up a uniformly high standard in stories, articles, and poems. A particular vote of thanks is due Art Editor Jim Hutchins and his artists, Asmus, Parkt, Conover, Brun- son, Coons, and Routt for gladdening the pages of the Pointer with their cartoons and illustrations. Bill Cound, as Feature Editor and writer of " The Corps in Column, " deserves a bouquet too for his chronicling of the funnier side of cadet life. As Sports Editor, Loe Finley and his sports writers. Lynch, Jank, Lester, Sternberg, Locke, and Murphy have done a splendid job in covering the many athletic events of the year, which was no small job. On the business side, small man Walt Eanes has reigned supreme as Business Manager, Holder of the Purse Strings, and Hoarder of the Money Bags. With the Yearling Staff — Seated: Cudahy, Boerger, Leven- back. Standing: Eakins, Lemberes, Murphy, Chamber- lain, Cormaclc. Pointer Board — Stated: Eanes, Home, Sanger. Standing: Kinney, Hamilton, Finlev, Hutchins, Street. 510 H Sf Pointer Sports Staff — Fint Row: Lynch, Finley, Jank. Stcond Row: Murphy, Locke, Sternburg, Bowen, Cavanaugh. master financier Eanes as Business Manager and the original high pressure salesman, Harrison Kinney, as Advertising Manager the Pointer has operated in the realms of big business all year. Associate members of this Junior size Wall Street were Chamberlain and Boerger. Frank Hamilton and Oliver Street as Circula- tion Manager and Office Manager, with their assistants, Eakins and Lemberes, have also been engaged success- fully in the wheelings and dealings of Pointer finance. Much of the credit for the Pointer goes to George Moore, the printer and guiding angel of the Pointer, and to Captain J. R. Finney, the officer-in-charge. George has functioned as printer, makeup artist, wheedler of copy, boodle provider, steadying influence, and enter- tainer of the Board ever since the Pointer first began publication twenty-three years ago, and to him goes the largest bouquet of them all. Art Staff — Scared: Hutchins, Home, Routt, Park, Bfum. Standing: Palmer, Coons, Brunson, Conover, Asmus. 511 HOWITZER STAFF The 1946 Howitzer Board came into being last March with the abdication of the 1945 Board. Then it was a conglomera- tion of embryonic ideas and ratiocinations in the minds of the newly-appointed board, the bull-whip resting in the hands of able editor-in-chief Hank Bolz. The early weeks of the Board ' s existence were spent in conferences on the subject of contracts, et al, which in turn precipitated meetings with potential printers and engravers. After various and sundry hair-pullings and pow-wows a contract was let in May to Baker, Jones, Hausauer, Inc. In the interim, before the end of yearling academics, the Rogues Gallery of the soon-to-be First Class was taken and the task of scribing their individual biographies was begun. During the summer months between Air Corps Primary, RTC, and an excursion to the vast sand wastes of Pine Camp, time was found to confer with Mr. Herman Knochenhauer, representative of the printer, and his art staff on the subject of projected layouts. Came the end of summer and book larnin ' again. First priority went to organizing the staff into a fluent, organic unit and assigning department editors. Editorial Staff — Stated: Sterling, Fink, Cramer. Standing: Smith, Stewart, Hagedon, Pierce, Winfree, Hobson, Rosen. Dep- rtment Heads — Stated: SacHarov, Baugh, Skemp, Fink, Hobson. Standing: Montague, J insen,. ' smus, Cramer, Ingham. Under the guiding and helping hand of our O.C., Major Walter E. Mather, who more than gladly gave of his free time in conferences with Hank Bolz, the 1946 Howitzer began to materialize. Associate Editor, Sam Skemp, campaigned relentlessly to ■ ' make that deadline. " Through his untiring efforts copy was kept in a constant, unceasing flow to the printer. Master of photography, Wade Kingsbury, and his staff working in conjunction with Charlie Wielert of White ' s Studio and Sgt. Grimaldi of the Public Relations Office, amassed pix of everybody and everything at USMA College. Reuben Pomerantz, Business Manager, effected a most 513 efficient operating of the business end of the book, steering clear of the red on all counts. At the helm of advertising and circulation was Keith Stidham. Hale Baugh supervised the editing of 877 First Class biographies. While Joe Jansen headed the sports staff. Sac SacHarov aggregated reports on the various extra-curricular activities of the Corps. Class history was compiled by Harry Cramer. Caption and engraving editing was fulfilled by Jim Hobson. Credit goes to the sixteen company repre- sentatives for their part in subscription work and carrying on company transactions. And so another Howitzer has come into print — a pictorial Business Staff — Stared: Stidham, Pomerantz, Speake. Srj :Jit:f,: Pabst, Roddenberry, Cimo, Montague, Har ris, Novomesky, Williams. tuiyinf ' pictonal B-W; Par- nrai. Iifflinj: i.MaMi, Art and Biooraphy — Stattd: SacHarov, Baugh, Asmus. Standing: Dalrymple, Reese, Capps, Baker, Hallahan. Photographic Staff — Seated: McNeil, Kingsbury, Lundy. Standing: Pearson, Mitchell, Anders, Mag- notti, Nabhan, Robinson, Howard. I Office Staff — Seated: Stickley, Bender I Shook, Brill, Carvolth. Standing: Costa IVan Cleef, Hiestand, Wogan, Kempen jPollin, Day, Bigelow, Saalfield, Kimball I Rosen, Brandon, Rank, Owen. ,0 . representation to the lasting memory of every man in the Corps, and especially an enduring history of the graduating First Class during their tenure at USMA. As the Howitzer is a book of the Corps, so it is a hook by the Corps. It is not only the fruits of the labor of the Board and the various First Class editors, but of every single individual in the Corps. They all made it possible. As this 50th Anniversary Howitzer joins its 49 prede- cessors, a First Class entering in the impetus of a war-time schedule, leaves its Rock-bound Highland Home for a world of reconstruction. Knowing their job well, they go to strengthen the Long Grey Line . . . And so time was . . . 515 DIALECTIC SOCIETY Christmheny directs again Just imagine what you would feel like after sleeping over one hundred and forty years. That should give you some idea of the perplexing problems facing Rip Van Maher when he was so rudely awakened from his pleasant dreams by Bill Braley, a typical cadet Romeo, Flirtation bound. The task of modernizing Rip and yet shielding him from the Tactical Department proves to be quite a task for Bill ' s imagination and ingenuity. Thus the plot of " Fantastica " by " Chris " Christenberry, our lend-lease from the class of ' 45, is interwoven into a maze of intrigue and mirth. Lighting and musical effects were used to a greater degree than had been used in the past productions. Their successful blending made the entire production more effective. The past year the Dialectic Society has attempted to foster the idea that cadets are active members. Starting with the Color Line in the Summer of ' 44, Jere Whittington and the Board have The powers behind the pt I Ornntiitiou on quill stressed this fact. Their success is shown by the fine degree of showmanship demonstrated in both the Color Line and this year ' s show. Participation has been spread more evenly throughout the Corps and not limited chiefly to the graduating class. This has resulted in a better balanced performance and the presentation of more varied talents. In Joe Rogers as Colonel Tayer and Bob Key as General Shoe- maker, " Fantastica " presents two living examples of a tactical officer according to a cadet ' s imagination. Bob Fallon and Jim Stansberry as Shirley Wiggles and Bill Braley, respectively, carry the romantic leads of the production. Long and lanky Jim Young is a natural as " old but eager " Rip Van Maher. This presentation aided in ending the Gloom Period and showed us that June was in the near future. Nou ' , hizjj port and cross over Knidup Ring Committee — Seated: Home, Freed. ' Oosting, Campbell, Paden, Harper, Hacke. Standing: Harris, Lada, Kingsbury, Ulrich, Frantr, Hughes, Van Deusen, Dye. BUGLE NOTES The Plebe Bible embarked on its career in 1909 and since that time has supplied both cadets and their friends with the poop that has made West Point traditions famous. The committee boasts of a circulation of forty-five hundred yearly. Under the editorship of Harrison Lobdell, assisted by Dick Cavanaugh and O.C. Captain John R. Finney, Bugle Notes presented Usmay history, monument and building descriptions, the honor system, customs, and the traditions of the Academy highlighted in both color and black and white illustrations. In keeping with the times, the 1946 edition also contained the World War II service ribbons and decorations. HIHG COMMITTEE Charged with designing and procuring the little, funny-shaped slugs of gold that serve as our trade- mark, the Ring Committee started on its joyful task ' way back during Plebe_ year. Back then it was the Crest Committee, but this name was out- grown when the class crest was designed and accepted. Then started the trail up through the years — gifts, " A " pins, miniatures, and sizings for our own beauties. The great day arrived in Septem- ber of First Class year when the formal presenta- tion of the rings was held, and we saw them for the first time. Amid the glee and confusion of it all there was an occasional pat on the back for a mem- ber of this committee. And they were the sixteen happiest people there! I I Bugle Notes — Standing: Mallett, D. S., W ' lllsoii, l J. A., Rice, J. B. Sittini: Jones, T. T., LoLxlcll, .. j Cavanaugh. 518 CAMEHA CLUB Though wartime shortages hit the Camera Club hard on the matter of replacing stocks of paper and worn out equipment, it managed to increase its activity tremen- dously, relying on whatever materials could be obtained. Pictures submitted in the Camera Club contest displayed the varied interests in the Corps for photography. The purpose of the Camera Club is to develop that unique talent of the members for taking, developing, and print- ing pictures correctly, which could have easily remained dormant had there not been the facilities of numerous booths and excellent equipment. Certainly the Club has been a valuable asset to the Corps. Ik ' 1 Sk mp, Skirkoff, McMtlstcr HADIO CLUB The termination of the war and release of amateur broadcast frequencies by the Federal Communications Commission has caused a marked increase in Club activities. Guided by Friend and Simpson, the mem- bers are attempting to qualify for amateur operator ' s licenses. In addition, work of repairing, overhauling, and installing equipment necessary for resumption of transmission facilities from radio station W2KGY is being undertaken. The war-time activities of experimenta- tion with Signal Corps equipment, VHF, and the maintenance and repair of perso nal radios are being continued, backed by a great wealth of new test equipment ob- tained by Captain Curtis and the local Signal Detachment. DEBATIITG SOCIETY Adding victory after victory in intercollegiate competition, members of the West Point Debating Society enjoyed their second consecutive high-powered season after emerging from virtual wartime hibernation. Foe upon foe learned to fear the glib Army aggregation on the speaking platform under the " eadership of Captain George A. Lipsky, officer-in-charge, and President Don Dreier. Trips to Boston, Philadelphia, and New York supplemented the local events, which included forums, cross-examination debates, and a extemporaneous speaking tournament, as well as the conventional intercollegiate debates. High spot of the year was the second annual West Point Invitational Debate Tournament, in which 16 universities, including representatives from the midwest, participated in April. Seated Jaco, Dreier, Capt Lipsk , Colladay, Sharpie. St anding: Temple, Lowry, Gardiner, Le Rohl, Kinney, Dell. CHESS CLUB Str.niling: Wagner, Oberst, Becker, Kaula, Sapowith, Geraci Seattd: Luettgen, Capt. Grady, Gibson. Through the untiring efforts of Lt. Col. Shea, Major Hood, and recently, Lt. Col. Davis, polo was kept active at the Academy from the time it was removed from Corps Squad status, shortly after the outbreak of hostilities, until now. Two First Class teams com- posed of Castle, ' an Deusen, Grisham, and Mewhcrn, Kernan, and Withers were given plenty of competition by two Third Class teams composed o! Edwards, Thomas, Ayer, and Hoffman, Chandler, and Ehrlich. Saturday afternoon games between Officer and Cadet teams afforded the Cadets both practice and competition in preparation for inter- collegiate games scheduled in the spring. Under the guidance of Mr. Kress and the Club officers, Speake, Persons, and Dye, the Weight Lifting Club has grown by leaps and bounds during the past two years. Not only in fulfilling its purpose of adding to the all around development of the body but also in providing a working ground for almost every Corps squad at the Academy, the Weight Lifting Club has constantly gained in popu- larity. Today it is possible for those cadets interested to learn the proper techniques of handling weights and to help themselves to attain a stage of development not attainable by ordinary athletics. Chess has always been the soldier ' s game " par excellence. " With this view in mind the chess club has always endeavored to teach chess to the greatest number of cadets in the Corps. Although limited to a small room in the 49th division, the Chess Club had a membership of over 85 members. Its activities did not concede superiority to any other extra- curricular organization. Three trips a year to Philadelphia and New York plus eight to ten home games with other col- lege or professional teams keep the Chess Club members on their toes. POLO CLUB riiAn cs. Standing: Grisham, Van Deusen, Castle, Mewborn, Kernan, Withers, Lt. Col. C. L. Davis, Lt. Col. L. C. Shea. Kneeling: Hoffman, Ayer, Chandler, Ehrlich, Thomas, Edwards. WEIGHT LIFTIUG CLUB I Kneeling: Bowley, Speake, McUhorter. Sfandini : Skilton. Bov Nurris. Hob on, Gros2. nan, Pompan, Sunday morning in the swimming pool; the air is filled with raucous cries and noisy splashing. Men jump into the water intent on drowning friend and foe, for a sea-going soccer ball. Down in the goal the Greek jumps for one of Paden ' s famous over-the- shoulder tosses, while Fat Jack and Bob Case furtively try to duck the Yearlings; on the bank Whitfield vainly blows his whis- tle and implores the team to play it straight. On the benches around the tank men argue about the fine points of a game that requires all the skill of any swimming meet plus a fine coordination and teamwork, coupled with skillful ball handling. Through two years Major Starr, our OC, has kept up interest in this Olympic sport that died out during the war. Now that outside competition is in sight we are looking forward to more triumphs such as the 10-2 whitewashing of Orange, New Jersey, in our first competition. WATEH SOCCEH CLUB li :: ;•: Row: Case, Van Fleet, Whitfield, Milliken, Steele, Papajohn, Sadler, Erbe, Paden. Top Row: Bodie, Ross, Delia Chiesa, Bertram, Clements, Terrell, Medairy, Cound, Milli- gan, Poytress. First Row: Captain Brandt, Studer, Cordova, LaRock, Brothers, Throck- morton, Cramer, Rodgers, Palmer, Williams, Captain Freer. Second Row: Sykes, McGuiness, Morgan, Braswell, Bryant, Byers. Third Row: Strain, Ramsey, Norris, Pleuss, Burns, Foote. SKEET CLUB . . Crrraacckk . . . Shatter . . . and that was another disk broken by a roving eye and quick finger at one of the two new Skeet Club ranges. These enlarged facilities have greatly enlarged the club membership an markedly increased the number of ex- perts. Matches with the officers of the post have more than proven the skill of some of our members. Inter-murder competition was never failing in interest and spirit. However, competition with civilian clubs was at a low ebb due to the acute shortage of ammo. Yet, what was on hand did add to our list of THE SQUASH CLUB Making a rapid recovery from the disruption of four years of war, squash this year regained its place among the ranks of intercollegiate athletics. The Squash Club engaged in an ac- tive program of nine matches under the guidance of its new- coach, Mr. Gillespie. With a squad of twenty players having received regular instruction throughout the season, the team was better prepared than ever. The Club, organized with the dual purpose of providing a team for intercollegiate competition and of augmenting interest in the game within the Corps, also rendered noteworthy service by furnishing instructors for intramural and Master-of- the-Sword athletics. Fint Row: Greene, La Rock, Porapan, Dougherty, Thomasett, Cormack. Second Row: Coach Gillespie, Baker, Skilton, Poytress, Wozencraft, Adams, Lynch, Brown, Sliezeski, Capt. Timbers, Officer-in-Charge. HAUDBALL CLUB Firs! Row: Wolf, Kinney, Bryant, Sgt. Mahan, Col. Ouicalt, Leve, Katz, B., Allen. Second Row: Greenberg, Clemenson, Schoenberg, Vaci, Evans, Lyman, Rudd, Maloney, Hoar. Third Row: Bra tton, Morton, Greenbaum, Yacker, Mundt, Katz, N., Moore, Slizeski. The phenomenal growth of the Handball Club from a membership of fifteen men to its present strength of one hundred and fifty may be traced directly to the impetus supplied by one of the most successful seasons enjoyed by the Cadets in many years. Led by Maloney, who completed a third year of intercollegiate competition undefeated, Provenzano, Leve, Sheffield, Clemenson and Evans, the wall-men sharp- ened their sights in weekly matches with the Post Officer ' s team and in competition defeated some of the country ' s finest teams including Columbia, New York University, New York Athletic Club, and Montclair Handball Club. INTRAMURAL ATHLETICS tD«I - Howzi Field— football hattliijfouud Cut la inter-murder. In intramural athletics every cadet receives the opportunity to participate in some sport. Each company has its team in practically every sport conceived by man, and then some. After several practices the teams begin competi- tion — and it ' s just that. Runts against Runts is always a battle to the finish, and when Runts play Flankers, they are de- termined to prove that size is of small consequence. Thus it goes. Each week the competition increases as the teams improve. Winners of each sport are desig- nated by regiments, and these winners participate in the brigade championship contest, which climaxes each season. lAost murderous oj inttrmurders Best look for a soft spot JA i Brother, this is murder. Colonel R. Ernst Dupuy, for your whole-hearted effort in securing pictures. • -K Mr. Oliver S. Bruce and Mr. Herman Knochenhauer and Mr. Robert Hermes, for your efforts in producinsr this HOWITZER. • • Mr. Charles Wielert and Mrs. Dexter White, for continued loyalty to our book. • • New York Daily News and Life Magazine for excellent pictures. • • Public Relations Officers of Fort Knox, Camp Wheeler, Camp Croft, Camp Lee, and Stewart Field for pictorial contributions. • • Major Walter E. Mather, for sound advice and cooperation. 529 A D V E R T I S E M E N T S 530 V. 1. • V ' i I 1 lI - A During the span of 50 years during which the HOWITZER has been produced, our advertisers, through their coopera- tion, have made it possible to present to the Corps such outstanding books as this Anniversary number of the HOWITZER. They are deserving of our appreciation and your patronage. ' THE 1946 HOWITZER STAFF £ ' i ( 7 In the Fairchild Tradition Once we called the Fairchild " Packet " " a ship of war with a peacetime destiny. " That destiny is being fulfilled. Designed to transport tanks, artillery, munitions, trucks, para- troopers or the bulky goods of war, the " Packet " is Air Force- proved— a cargo transport that can carry goods no other trans- port can handle. Easy to load, easy and economical to fly, with the ability to carry bulky cargo by the ton, the " Packet " is still going in increasing numbers to the Army. It is also ready to fly the goods of peacetime commerce. Like all famous Fairchild planes, the " Packet " was built to perform a specific job well. But inherent in its conception and an integral part of its design is versatility— for swift, easy con- version to commercial applications. The " Packet " can be a flying mail car, an efficient long or short distance air freighter, or a fine, dual-purpose transport for passengers and freight. Fairchild engineering and research give to the Army Air Force as well as to airline and contract operators the traditional Fairchild " touch of tomorrow in planes of today. " THESE ARE " FAIRCHILD " TOO Airp anes — The Cornell, famous primary trainer. The For- warder, versatile military transport. The F-24, a proven personal transport for private pilots. Engines- Inverted, Inline, aircooled Ranger Aircraft Engines, the Six and the Twelve. Performance-proved in Army, Navy, Coast Guard and private planes. 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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 Since 1906 425 E. MADISON ST. .SOUTH BEND 22,IND. A Vth A L L I G A T O R ' C O M P A N Y SI. l vlt • N w York • Loi Ano«l « J Ljifti bu (15 at ft our The L. G. Balfour Company takes pride in serving the United States Military Academy and in fur- nishing Christmas gifts, A pins, hop cards, com- mencement announcements and invitations. 1946 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. Matl post card for free copy! Sawyer Lee, Representative L. G. 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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 Veterans Administration did their part. Red Cross field directors, residing in Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard stations, helped men in active service and their families. Last year the Red Cross helped many thousands of service or ex-service men and their families sur- mount pressing economic obstacles, iron out per- sonal problems and prove valid service-connected or service-incurred claims for compensation or hospitalization. In time of war the American Red Cross is con- ducted under the Treaty of Geneva, to which 61 other nations are signatories. Because the Red Cross acts for the people it is supported by them. 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Diamond Merchants Since 1912 545 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK 17 541 America ' s ly Nel Cracker unsmne K R I 5 P I Crackers LOOSEWJLES BISCUIT CQMPANY Salute Ujo Yesterday - Today - Tomorrow In War - In Peace The traditions of West Point and her sons carry on In War In Peace We, too, carry on with the development of Military Pyrotechnics THE KILGORE MFG. COMPANY International Flare-Signal Division WESTERVILLE, OHIO Compliments of SMITH-MEEKER ENGINEERING CO. 125 Barclay Street NEW YORK CITY Greetings STAR PRESERVING COMPANY San Antonio Texas STAR BRAND JAMS • JELLIES • PRESERVES l 542 1 official Photographer to the 50th Anniversary Edition of the HOWITZER • Congratulations to The Class of 1946 and Thanks for your cordial patronage. We hope we may be of service to you in the days ahead. 520 FIFTH AVENUE • N E W YOR K 1 8, N. Y. 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AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC Telephone, Communication and Signaling Apparatus 546 K KNOX A CKJVO WLEDGMEJVT For more than a hundred years the House of Knox has made headwear for officers of the United States Army . . . We are proud that some of the most distin- guished of these gentlemen have shown, through years of briihant service, a preference for caps that bore the Crest of Knox ... We serve, today, men wlio command the American forces in Europe and Asia that are safe- guarding the peace . . . We shall serve tomorrow the men who go out to relieve tiiem. and the men who will take the place of some of the great military leaders of our time . . . The Knox Caps they wear will always be made to the high standards of quality and craftsman- ship that we have established through more than a century of fine hat -making. FOR OFFICERS OF THE L. 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Here in beautiful pictures and des- criptive text is the very feel of life at the Point . . . the classes, the dress parades, the hops, the physical training, the colorful history and traditions. A big book with over 450 photographs of the scenes close to the heart of every West Point man ... a beautiful book that you will enjoy now and cherish for years to come. Over 450 photographs, 4 in full color COMING FALL OF 1946 . . . PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW At all bookstureS . . . $1.50 WHITTLESEY HOUSE: A division of the McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York 18 1 549 American Beautif ELECTRIC FLAT IRONS — are made in house- hold or domestic sizes and in industrial sizes in weights varying from 4 ' i to 24 pounds. ELECTRIC SOLDERING IRONS — are made in 5 sizes providing a range from which the most efficient iron for a particular application may readily be chosen. AMERICAN ELECTRICAL HEATER COMPANY DETROIT 2, MICHIGAN, U. S. 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Critical eyes approve! To graduate into an Officer ' s Uniform is the goal of every West Point Cadet. Rogers Peet ' s goal is to tailor " Officers Uniforms " so carefully that every detail " passes inspection " 100%. Fad is, thoiuanJi of Officers of e-very rank oive their trim military appearance to the genius of our Master-Designer and the expert needle work of tailors traineJ the Rogers Peet luay. tte. ( rij e4- I Fifth Avenue at 41st Street NewYork 17,N.Y. 13th Street at Broadway NewYork 3. N.Y. Warren Street at Broadway NewYork 7. N.Y. Tremont St. a BromfieldSt. Boston 8, Mass. 551 HAYES MANUFACTURING CORPORATION 551 7th STREET, N. W., GRAND RAPIDS 2, MICHIGAN AUTOMOBILE BODIES . . . STEEL STAMPINGS AND ASSEMBLIES TOOLS . . . DIES . . . JIGS . . . 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The human pilot with the A-12 Gyropilot has complete gyro-stabi- lized control of ' his aircraft at all times... ■ Perfectly banked tarns at any air speed — automatically ■ Gvrosvn Coinjiass directional contn l — continuously slaved to the magnetic meridian Aiitumalic iiolding of any selec- ted altitude I Automatic trim ol elevator con- trols regardless ol changing load conditions I Utmost in j)assengcr coinlort — precise control and elimination of over-ct)iitrol, " •hunting, " antl " wallowing " H Electrical and mechanical inter- locks — antomaticallv insuring jn ' oper manual operation ■ .Vutomatic and instantaneous svii- chronization — no matching of pointers or other indications These and other features ol the new Sperrv A-12 Gyropilot introtiuce a new era in automatic living. Writc oiir . eronaiitical Dcpartinenl lor lur- ther information. SPERRY GYROSCOPE COMPANY, INC. GR EAT NECK, N. 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MODEL S415 SOUND SYSTEM A high powered i n tcrcorr municalioQ and program di; tributioQ system Capacity t 40 stations. Offers cxtrcm flexibility with sub-station under control of master unit: Selective remote all atio n. Power of master 15 watts. Remote sta- s available m desk, wall icial cabinet types. BOGEN engineers have been instrumen- tal in facilitating post- war routine and dis- branches of the Armed Forces. In- quiries regarding ultra high - powered sound equipment and intercommunication system requirements, are invited. n So and Sqstims PavidUogcn CO. INC. 663 BROADWAY, NEW YORK 12. NY. BOGEN SOUND SYSTEMS ■ AMPLIFIERS COMMUNO-PHONES ■ ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ONE OF THE COUNTRY ' S GREAT SPECIALTY STORES " ™€ n€VW€R. relief 1 1 I 4-20 f ir eei WASHINGTON 4, D. C. Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Graduating Class of 1946 T HOMSON Machine Company Manufactu rers of Bakers ' Machinery BELLEVILLE 9, NEW . ERSEY 562 I Tiffany Co. Jewelers Silversmiths Stationers The Army .f( r4nany neraMond JiadJmomvtJie.firnvx)f Tiffany : Co. rnidhm reco ru zedmlb merchajidide mcLpolicied tli0Mime JuafvAijandard X)f iNTEGRITYund QUALITY ihatu JierUa AjfTHE SERVICE Fifth Avenue 57™ Street New York 22 J.Y. 563 LOOK FOR THE NEW Cm COIN OPERATED PHONOCRAPH SOON TO APPEAR IN YOUR " FAVORITE SPOTS " BUILT TO BRING YOU BETTER MUSIC ? p ! MANUFACTURING COMPANY Statute o DL y aaets ol oaau . Atncl ott r jeneral5 ol- otnori ' ow PYRAMID MANUFACTURING CO., 148 West 23rd Street New York City, N. Y. INC. Indiistri.il linishes for shells, bombs, gas masks, expeditionary containers, machine tools, aircraft wiring systems, aircraft plywood, pigmented textile colors for camouflage nets, camouflage cloth and other fabrics, printing inks, lithographing .inJ rotogravure inks, coated water-proof f.ibrics for the armed forces, oilcloth, pigments, titanium dioxide, carbon paper and typewriter ribbons. Interchemical CORPORATION 350 Fifth Avenue, New York 1, N. Y. 7 " ' frf ,trt tu tnt- ' in}l( jactnnes .?w. sevent -t:ght branchfi nf Irtttnhcmtcal Ci)rpm;it:tJ i ,niii If: ii htidian ,iuii affiliatid companin lacttrd throni hont rhc Lhuttii States atid Canada. Complitnents of THE JOSEPH FEISS ED. Cleveland, Ohio 564 OUR ORDERS CALL FOR QUALITY At Stetson we have been supplying Army orders for officers ' shoes since before the Spanish War. To us tliese orders mean topquahty . . . iitctson ' s hest, from start to finish . . . the choicest material, the most careful workmanship. You will approve of Stetsons. They carry out their assign- ments smartly, comfortably, dependably. ff The Siktson Shok Company, Inc. ' STETSON) South Weymouth 90, Massachusetts No. J241 STETSON SHOES . More by the Pair . . . Less by the Year 565 Shenango Pottery Co. NEW CASTLE, PA. Manufacturers of Cadet Mess China Furnished by Nathan Straus -Duparquet Inc. 630 SIXTH AVENUE NEW YORK CITY Dealers in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Equipment . STEPHEN M. BULL INCORPORATED WHOLESALE GRDCERS 127 - 131 Front Street Newburgh, N. Y. 25 - Phones - 26 Compliments of CROWLEY ' S MILK CO., Inc. Newburgh, N. Y. For daily service in . . . Highland Falls and Fort Montgomery Call Theodore Sheldon, Highland Falls 911 Call Sheldon and Lewis, Highland Falls 369 Daily delivery into West Point by Theodore Sheldon Rock River Woolen Mills JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN MANUFACTURERS OF FINE WOOLEN FABRICS SPECIALIZING AUTOMOBILE UPHOLSTERY MARINE UNIFORM CLOTH 566 " Have a Coke " It ' s the friendly high-sign BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE COCA-COLA COMPANY BY THE COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY 567 AUTOCAR TRUCKS FOR lEAVY DUTY Superbly engineered and precision-built by Autocar, They cost more because they ' re worth more. FOUl r STARS FOI EXCEllENCE OF PRODUCTIOII MANUFACTURED IN ARDMORE, PA. SERVICED BY FACTORY BRANCHES AND DISTRIBUTORS FROM COAST TO COAST uring the war years, Army-Navy " E " flags flew proudly over our three factories. From them have come prod- ucts which have served the armed forces in a wide range of uses: (1) combat telephone wire shot from rifles or paid out from planes at over 100 m.p.h. ... (2) " cable " that piped oil from England to France ... (3) ship-to-shore cables for connecting warships used as floating generating stations to action-damaged shore in- stallations . . . (4) floating cable that activated and discharged magnetic mines electrically at a safe distance from the mine-sweepers ... (5) ship- board cables serving vessels from water buifalos to giant carriers which used literally thousands of miles of wires. Now that " E " flags are furled, The Okonite Company is introducing to peacetime and conversion activities many war-developed improvements and applying many war-learned les- sons. This, combined with nearly seven decades of insulation leader- ship results in Okonite ' s being better equipped than ever to meet new tech- nical requirements of our armed serv- ices. The Okonite Company, Passaic, New Jersey; plants at Passaic and Paterson, N. J. and Wilkes-Barre, Pa. . insulated wires and cables 568 They ' ll never forget if! One thing the boys will remember and it ' s the one thing of which we ' re most proud — the motion picture industry ' s free movies over- seas. Every day 1,822,000 service personnel were the guests of the film industry at 5,589 separate screenings the world over. More than 38,500 feature film prints were contributed, representing 983 different feature productions, plus 31,500 short subjects. The motion picture industry shared the nation ' s praise for many war activities, but its greatest pride was in this film program, that brought to our loved ones overseas a welcome touch of home. 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. 569 WHAT DO YOU THINK OF «! . BRUSHES AND CLEANING AIDS FOR THE HOME? Of course. The Fuller Dealer is the world ' s most famous visitor. His stock-in-trade in- cludes personal brushes and beauty prepara- tions, brushes and other cleaning aids. But do you also know about the other phases of Fuller Service? HEAVY DUTY CLEANING AIDS FOR BUSINESS, INDUSTRIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL USE . . . Stores, factories, hotels, hospitals, schools and similar establishments require housekeeping no less than the home. So, for years, there have been Heavy Duty brushes, mops and brooms to meet their every need. " " FULLER-GRIPT BRUSHES FOR INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES Vii The people who p rocess your food, weave your clothes, and produce the steel for your car know Fuller Brushes of a different kind. fFuller-Gript Brushes are made by rolling brush material into a continuous, rigid metal strip which is formed to fit automatic brush- ing machines. So, when you think of Fuller, think of the three kinds of products — the three kinds of service that the company sup- plies to the homes, the businesses and industries of America. FOR HOME AND INDUSTRY THE FULLER BRUSH COMPANY Hartford, Connecticut ...LOOK TO FFMAN FOR THIS 3-FOLD SERVICE rijij ' I ' ■ GARMENT PRESSING MACHINES ... Hoffman pressing machines serve in government-owned as as the leading privately-owned uniiorm iactories. They ' re also iound in practically all army camps, canteens and post exchanges. LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT. . . You ' ll find Hoffman laundry eguipment also installed at army posts and training cantonments. Large installations were made during the war and served to promote sanitation and protect health among trainees. SPECIAL DEVELOPMENTS . . . Look to Hoffman also for cooperative participation in the development of special equipment to meet the needs of the armed services. Here are portable laundry units furnished to the Quartermaster Corps. UQ UnCCMAM MACHINERY .o. nurrifiAii corporation General Offices: 105 Fourth Ave., New York 3, N. Y. MANUFACTURERS OF LAUNDRY MACHINERY AND GARMENT PRESSING EQUIPMENT 570 " VISIT . . . Graflex Information Centers ' — At 50 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N. Y., and 304 5 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. At Your Service in New York 700 ROOMS ALL WITH PRIVATE BATH, SHOWER AND RADIO. NEAR ALL THEATRES, SHOPS AND EVERYTHING OF INTEREST The PREFERRED HOTEL in New York— it is so friendly and comfortable. Cadets know that at the Piccadilly they are always assured of personal, interested attention — the utmost in service, at reasonable cost. Write to me direct for reservations. ROY MOULTON, Managing Director HOTEL PICCADILLY 45th ST. JUST WEST OF BROADWAY NEW YORK CITY THE NC-2.40C iKiiecfc This superb new receiver reflects National ' s intensive receiver research during the vk ar period. Many of the NC-2-40C ' s basic design features stem from the NC-200, but to them have been added circuit and construction details that set it apart as a performer. Full information will be supplied on request. NATIONAL COMPANY, INC., MALDEN, MASSACHUSETTS 571 J. F. FITZGERALD CONSTRUCTION CO. GENERAL CONTRACTORS BOSTON NEW YORK Ironing out old-fashioned production wrinkles is a habit at Lapointe! This 1 5 ton DRV broach- ing machine with a special tip- up fixture jumped production of flat iron bases a full 300% MACHINE TOOL COMPANY THE WOKLD ' S OLDEST AND LARGEST MANUFACTURERS OF BROACHES AND BROACHING MACHINES The well-kept appearance of V. S. M. A. floors at West Point, reflect the efiiciency of PONSELL machines which have contributed in a large measure to their general maintenance for over thirty years. PONSELL FLOOR MACHINE CO., Inc. 220 West 19th Street NEW YORK 11, N.Y. BRANCHES IN ALL PRINCIPAL CITIES Poiisell Products are backed by over 30 years electrical and manufacturing experience. 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! bii ' The RCA radio altimeter assures that the lust niount.iins have been pushed before letting down to the airport in the valley beyond. Measuring " %x mountain or a mole-hill ' ' ' . • . 7 miles up! The radio altimeter — that measures a plane ' s exact height above land or sea — is another RCA contribu- tion to aviation. Old-style altimeters gave only the height of the plane above sea level — did not warn of unexpected mountains should the aircraft be off course. This remained a baffling prob- lem until RCA, using a form of radar, developed an altimeter that tells the pilot exactly how far he is from the ground immediately beneath him. Radio waves are transmitted from the airplane to the earth and are reflected back. The traveling time of these signals is measured electrically to the millionth of a second and is translated in terms of feet. The pilot knows his exact altitude at all times — can " see " through fog, snow and clouds. This new instrument is another concrete result of RCA ' s leader- ship in electronic research and de- velopment. Radio Corporation of America, Engineering Products Department, Camden, N. J. The RCA high-altitude altimeter — used at heights up to -40,000 feet. Section at left transmits the radar signals. The unit, at the right, times these waves and gives the pilot his exact altitude in feet. RCA . . . For 27 Years the Fountainhead of Electronic Research and Engineering GOlfEKMMEMT EQUIPMENT SECTION RAD to CORPORATION of AMERtCA BMGIMBERIMG PRODUCTS DEPARTMENT. CAMDEN. N.J. 573 t i Kf d V ith the FINEST n - ' U ebbing Wat? Belts Aherican Cordis V bbinq Co.. Imc..574 B way, New York i3,M,Y CUMMINGS MACHINE WORKS Builders of Range Quadrants, Mounts Telescope, Precision Instruments " WE HELP TO MAKE EVERY SHOT A BULL ' S EYE " Established in 1881 9-11 MELCHER STREET BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 574 li VE " Etrs Buy A V CTORY BOND TOD THOUSANDS OF TESTIMONIALS Thousands of testimonials are in the files at Hallicrafters. They are from members of the armed services all over the world. They tell how Hallicrafters-built com- munications equipment has performed dependably and brilliantly on all the battle fronts of the world. Many of these letters are signed by licensed amateurs who include their call letters with their signatures. A high percentage of the let- ters conclude with sentiments like these-we quote: " If a rig can take if like the HI -9 took it in the Australian jungles, ifs the rig for my shack after the war " . . . " When I buy my communications equipment it will be Hallicrafters " . . " After we have won this war and I can get a ham ticket there will not be the slightest doubt as to the equipment I will use . . . it will be Hallicrafters " . . . " Meeting Hallicrafters gear in the service was like seeing someone from home . . . I used to have one of your receivers at V 7FNJ . . . hope to have more after the war " . " being an old ham myself I know what went into the 299 . . . " Thus does the voice of the amateur come pouring info Hallicrafters headquarters, providing information, guidance and further inspiration to Hallicrafters engineers. Amo- teurs will find in Hallicrafters peacetime output just the equipment they need - refined and developed in the fire of war and continuing to live up to the well earned reputation as " the radio man ' s radio. " hallicraftBrs radio THE HALLICRAFTERS CO., MANUFACTURERS OF RADIO AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, CHICAGO 16, U. S. A. 575 I • DEHNER JODHPUR BOOTS . FIRST IN STYLE AND QUALITY . . . The Dehner line . . . Custom Built for Army Officers • Tank Boot • Jodhpur Boot • Jodhpur Oxford • Wellington Boot • Cavalry Dress Boot • Cavalry Field Boot All Dehner Boots combine comfort, style and superior quality . . . custom made of finest leather by expert craftsmen. Ask the man that wears them. Leather swatches, folders and prices available upon request. 2059 Farnam Street Omaha 2, Nebr. TO KEEP YOUR HAND IN! ACE TARGET. AUTOMATIC PISTOL For regular target practice with economy, the Colt Ace Target Automatic Pistol - Caliber .22 Long Rifle - is a highly desirable possession for service men. An exceptionally smooth operating and un- usually accurate arm, it is built on the came frame as the Government Model .45, is therefore similar in weight, grip and appearance, and has the same safety features. Bar- rel is super-precisioned and the target action hand fin- ished. Rear sight is of target design with adjustments for elevation and windage. coirs PATENT FIRE ARMS MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, U. S. A. A. D. ELLIS MILLS INCORPORATED MONSON, MASS. Middlesex Beaver Coating FOR OFFICERS. A. U. S. Dress Fabrics AND Facing Cloths D. R. VREELAND, Sales Agent 261 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK i%. ■••mmr. A. P. W. PRODUCTS COMPANY jNc. ALBANY, N.Y. Manufacturers TOILET TISSUE AND PAPER TOWELS I 576 How to locate the North Star .«5.ii ndhai Rt Bu- nd mi lad k- oftat et nti for CO. Get Down to Earth and Look for This Label! One of these days you ' ll be buying blankets for your own home. That ' s the time to keep your eye open for the label that means 100% virgin wool blankets, the finest money can buy. Just to back this up, may we point out that North Star has made blankets for many an exacting buyer. . . the Academy for nearly every year during the past 37 . . . leading airlines . . . railroads, steamship lines, hotels, institutions almost without number. Get it? A good buy for them is a good buy ior you. NORTH STAR WOOLEN MILL COMPANY, MINNEAPOLIS 1, MINNESOTA A TRADEMARK THAT HAS STOOD FOR QUALITY EVER SINCE 1818 BEGINNING with young veterans of the War of 1812, and (believe it or not) with old-timers who had served in the Revolution —Officers in the Armed Forces of these United States have been customers of Brooks Brothers ever since 1818. Through 5 wars and all the rears of peace since then, we ha c continuously supplied— along with Civilian Clothes and Fur- nishings for every occasion of business, dress and sport— Officers ' Uniforms and Accessories of ever • kind for every branch of service. With headquarters in New York, branches in Boston, Los .Angeles and San Francisco, our own travel- ling representatives going elsewhere in this coun- try, and mail order service all over the world... we are accessible at all times e erywhere. A DiHoiiiir oj Till I ' a Cell is Allirued to Officers and Ci.lels at the United States Military Academy ESTABLISHED 1818 fii5 Birni5liing5. Mats i ' iMo S OFFICERS ' UNIFORMS, FURNISHINGS ACCESSORIES 46 MADISON AVENUH, COR. 44! H STRtET, NEW YORK I7, N. V. 46 NEWBURY STREET, BOSTON 1 6, MASS. 710 PACIFIC MUTUAL BUILDING, LOS ANGELES 14, CAL. I02I-I I I SUTTER STREET BUILDING, SAN FRANCISCO 4, CAL. INSURANCE AT COST AUTOMOBILE HOUSEHOLD PERSONAL PROPERTY PERSONAL AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT ALL SAVINGS are Returned to Members Upon Expiration of Policy Simplicity of Operation and Direct Dealing with Members Permit LIBERAL Savings MEMBERSHIP RESTRICTED To Officers in Federal Services UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION Box 275 Grayson Street Station SAN ANTONIO 8, TEXAS " . . . a marvel of compression and usefulness. " Webster ' s Collegiate Dictionary Fifth Edition Required of everv 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 page. . Prices range from $4.00 to $8.75 depending on style and binding. Get the Best G. C. Merriam Co., Springfield z, Mass. 578 ! 579 Quality ISAerchandise Easily selected at the Cadet Store or your Post Ex- change Store by consulting BENNETT BROTHERS BLUE BOOK illustrating thousands of useful articles. BENNETT BROTHERS, INC. Diamonds, Jewelry and Silverware 485 Fifth Avenue, New York 30 East Adams St., Chicago, 111. WATCHES DIAMONDS SILVERWARE ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES SPORTING GOODS RADIOS GIFTS OF ALL KINDS Ask the Cadit Store or your Post Exchange Officer to show you this BLUE BOOK from BENNETT BROTHERS MILITARY CIVILIAN TAILORS 485 Madison Avenue, New York at 52nd Street FINE EQUIPMENT NEED NOT BE EXPENSIVE You are rated in the Service on your appearance — and you can afford the best. Yon will learn, that over a period of years, the finest will cost yon no more per Year — and you will have presented a better appearance all that time. lie fineit L up in tne rmu I BRONNN sw Milling Machines Grinding Machines Screw Machines Machinists ' Tools Cutters and Hobs Arbors and Adapters Screw Machine Tools Vises and Pumps Permanent Magnet |g.g Chucks Other Useful Equipment ff BROWN SHARPE MFG. CO. PROVIDENCE I.R.I. [ FOODS of Selected Quality Preferred by BETTER INSTITUTIONS onsH GROCERY CORPORATION 407 GREENWICH ST. NEW YORK WAIkoS-8270 i 580 TO THE ARMY.. • ••We repeat the solemn pledge which has governed all Sealed Power operations since 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 trtirks and jeeps . , . in bombers and fifshters , . . in submarines, torpetio boats, transports, freiffhters , . . uherever power is applied to warfare. Sealed Power Piston Rings, Pistons and Cylinder Sleeves are functioning. YOUR SAVINGS ACCOUNT INVITED BANKING BY MAIL • The Seaman ' s Bank for Savings in the City of New York was chartered in 1829 to promote thrift and provide banking facilities for those engaged in Maritime occupations. As early as 1834, in response to popular demand, its services were made available to everyone. ALLOTMENTS ACCEPTED AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVELERS CHEQUES FOREIGN REMITTANCES THE SEAMAN S BANK FOR SAVINGS Chartered 1829 MAIN OFFICE 74 WALL STREET NEW YORK 5, NEW YORK MIDTOWN OFFICE 20 EAST 45th STREET NEW YORK 17, NEW YORK Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 581 I 582 ' I Beinoath Bancroft Smartness is a Xew Exclusive Feature BANCROFT ft CONSTnVCTION The only fur felt cap you can pack 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 footlocker without losing its :hape ... a cap that ' s com- pletely crush proof. It ' s another Bancroft exclusive, made possible by the knowledge and skill of al- most a half century of specialization. s T ALSO CREATORS OF THE FAMOUS BANCROFT " FUCHTER " Al better stores everywtiere, BANCROFT CAP COMPANY, BOSTON, MASS. Write for free booklet: HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR BANCROFT CAP COUNTS WITH THE ARMY Regulation Military Academy Cuff Links with tlie name KREME TZ are a symbol of correct style and fine quality. Year after year this quality becomes more and more apparent. Krementz jewelry wears well . . . does not tarnish BECA USE it is made with an enduring overlay of ACTUAL 14 KARAT COLD. Jewelry cf KREMENTZ QUALITY... coned for every occasion, ir ititory loblewher- jewelry is sold. FINE QUALITY JEWELRY | Cuff Links Tie Holders Watch Bands l ey Chains Pocket Knives Collar Holders Prices Range from $1.50 to $25.00 KREMENTZ CO. NEWARK, N. J. 583 SI6 946 The HORSTMANN UNIFORM CO. To The ARMY OFFICER IT IS A FACT that fine quality uniforms have never been cheap. We do not que stion the possi- bility that low-priced uniforms have their place in the scheme of things, but they don ' t belong among the high class products of a military tailor. Hence Horstmann Uniforms are selected for their superior quality, fit and workmanship and we have never found it advisable to change this policy. 584 MOST BEAUTIFUL NIGHT CLUB IN THE COUNTRY! Says DAMON RUNYON HlCfcY lAlll ' 5 In Hotel Capitol, 51st Street at 8th Avenue " UP IN CENTRAI ?ARK " t DELECTABLE DmiVERS from $Z.m Steaks Chaps Sea Food 2 ORCHESTRAS Open Weekdays 5 P. M. Sundays 1 P. M. Closed Mondays " THE PLACE WHHtE YOUR DATE WILL WANT TO GO " Res: RH 4-4700 BEST KNOWN BEST LOVED NIGHT CLUB DIAMOND HORSESHOE Hotel Paramount • 46th ST. W. of B ' WAY { 2 SHOWS NIGHTLY- 8 12 • SATURDAY- 8, 10, 12 Stated by JOHN MURRAY ANDERSON! EXCELLENT FOOD • MODERATE PRICES Reservations CI 6-6500 67i J : CefiVialPa;ikt e4t ' ' tAOSl HILARIOUS SHOW IN TOWN " OPEN FOR LUNCH • COCKTAILS DINNER AFTER THEATRE Bar, Lounge Dining Room open from 1 1 A. M. Dinner served from 6 P.M. 3 SHOWS NIGHTLY 9-12-2:30 2 Drchestras Continuous Dancing LO 3-7981-7956 585 NEW YORK ' S DISTINGUISHED CONTINENTAL RENDEZVOUS FOR DINNER and SUPPER 151 E. 50th PL 8-0310 COCKTAILS FROM 4 P.M. DINNER AND DANCING BEGIN AT 6 Uhen Utl eM Cfotk.. yitb at JACK DEMPSEY ' S tloteL Qteat A ottketn COMFORTABLE ROOMS singles — doubles — suites All with private bath t, shower Walking Distonce to Radio City, Theotres and Shopping Centers 118 WEST S7fh STREET NEW YORK CITY JACK DEMPSEY ' S toadwau e6tautani DELICIOUS FOOD and GRAND MUSIC No Cover — No Minimum 49th STREET BROADWAY NEW YORK CITY T yvqei lope. BROADWAY ' S ONLY AUTHENTIC CUBAN-SPANISH NIGHT CLUB presents AN ELABORATE REVUE FOREMOST LATIN-AMERICAN STARS LOVELY HAVANA MAIDRIDS 2 Famous Rumba Orchestras 3 Shows Nightly 8-12-2:30 Delicious DINNERS ton). $150 served from 5:30 P.M. Circle 7-3461 B ' WAY at 51 s« ST. 4 . - Aa Seen a STtadi ion SINCE 1876 GAVANAGH ' S 260 WEST 23rd STREET For LUNCHEON • DINNER SUPPER NEW YORK ' S SMART NIGHT SPOT ALWAYS THE GREATEST OF STARS FINEST OF MUSIC 2 ORCHESTRAS Shows 8:15-12:15-2:30 SUPERB DINNERS NIGHTLY SEA FOOD STEAKS and CHOPS 200 lUESI S7 " STREET • Juiluieslof7 ' Rue FOR DINNER AT 8 Then at 12 Again at 2 COPACABANA 10 E. 60th • PL 8-1060 DINE IN COMFORT t)unhalis OPEN SATURDAY SUNDAY ] 4,:ipiiiiPiipA D WJ,X NEW YORK ] 9 , N 1 1! 587 NEVER A COVER OR MINIMUM NEW YORK ' S RESTAURANT RENDEZVOUS DINNER w AFTER-THEATRE CHINESE ISLAND FOODS DINNER and MUSIC from 5:30 NO TAX Dancing From 10 P.M. BWAY at 50th . CI 7-0862 ATOP WINTER GARDEN THEATRE ARISTOCRAT Of CHINESE fODP lls.ejrin ea ' tm oApnere Cocktail Lounge Bar Dpen Daily for LUIVCH DIIVNEH AFTER THEATHE 240IV.52nd ' C05-0705 g|388 i m£sr£AK f OUf£ (lu aun. y mjf m 7th Ave. at 49th St. in MANHATTAN Fuhon at Nevins St. in BROOKLYN 589 AN ENVIABLE t Our 1946 Efficiency Report parallels composite ratings of 15 other HOWITZER Staffs dating from 1916 to today. ilg TO: Cadet Henry H. Boh, Jr., Samuel C. Skemp, Jr. and Reuben Pomeraniz, we express our appreciation of fine cooperation and e.xtend our congratulations on the completion of an- other outstanding HOWITZER. RECORD w Hl HIS year the Corps of Cadets celebrates the 50th x nniversary of its annual — The Howitzer. B-J-H is proud of having been chosen to produce this memorial book. ff Anniversaries recall pleasant past memories, life long friendships and treasured experiences — , in retrospect our record of services to past Howitzer Staffs is one which we review with deep feeling and profound gratification. »ff B-J-H entered Howitzer service in 1916 and during its 30 year period has produced half of all Howitzers that have been published — 15 in all, or more than three times the number of editions that any other compan} has done in the total span of half a century. »ffln choosing B-J-H, Howitzer Staffs have been largely guided by past performances. The same exacting evaluation of an army officer ' s service as revealed by WD AGO Form 67 Effi- ciency Report has been analytically applied to producing organizations. A superior record has earned for us the right and privilege of serving the Corps in the production of the 1916. 1917. 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921. 1935, 1938, 1940. 1941, 1942, January 1943. June 1943, 1944 and 1946 editions of The Howitzer. BAKER, JONES, HAUSAUER, INC. Combined uilh the Personnel and Equipment of THE WHITNEY-GRAHAM COMPANY Buffalo New York A Complete Service Comprising ART . ENGRAVING . PRINTING . AND BINDING ROBERT E. McKEE General Contractor El Paso, Texas • Los Angeles, California • Dallas, Texas rKflRPEN XjURNITURE A S] M s Chicago Los Ang established 1880 mbol of Qu on upholstered Furniture attresses and Box Spri Transportation Seating ♦ . KARPEN BRC Designers and Manufacture Lexington N ELES San lality ngs r s. Ew York Francisco ESTABLISHED 1856 MANUFACTURERS OF Shirts and Pajamas for Officers Military Schools 3lultuH tmnn Qlorporattott Room 2517 Empire State Building New York 1, N. Y. 592 -L open Door to World Markets As package air shipments grow into cargo air shipments, world business will find increasing dependence on air transportation. The door to World Markets will open steadily wider as air cargo rates come down— and the key to lower rates tomorrow will be found in the aviation labora- tories today. Curtiss Wright research is a major influence in paving the way for the still larger air transports. Greater speeds, greater loads are the goals of Curtiss Wright scientists now probing deeper than ever into the unknown reaches of aerodynamics, power and propulsion. From its great wealth of experience and the inte- gration of all branches of the science, Curtiss Wright may be counted on to play a prominent part in providing equipment for what is becoming the Big Business of the Air. F RSr N FLIGHT Curtiss Wright CORPORAT O N -AIRPLANES- -ENGINES- -PROPELLERS- 593 New York Military Academy - The School of DistinctLon. FRANK A. PATTILLO, D. S. C, P. H., Ph. B. SUPERINTENDENT MARION INSTITUTE 104th Successful Year Standard fully accredited Junior Col- lege offering the first two years in Arts. Science, Pre-Medical. Pre-Law, Commerce and Engineering. Four- year High School. Special prepara- tory and college courses for admis- sion to U. S. Military, Naval, and Coast Guard Academies, fully ac- credited by Government Academies. For catalogue address Col. J. T. Mitrfee, President MARION, ALA. 594 ■ N. B. ALLEN, Suprrintenrlrni 11. BKOWNLF.E, U,-mlmasUr J. H. ALLEN R. O. ALLEN FOUNDERS 1886 THE ALLEN ACADEMY Wiiitc y This is the oldest Academy for boys in Texas. Its cadets have entered more than ISO of the leading American universities, where they have gone in many instances with advanced college standing. The Authorities of the school point with pride to the scholarships, fellowships, and honors gained by its graduates in West Point, Annapolis, Harvard. Pennsylvania. Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, and many other similar institutions. We are especially proud of the fact that the Academy is one of the few schools in the South having the privilege of appointment of its cadets to the United States Military and Naval Academies. For catalogue address The SiiperintendenI BRYAN, TEXAS KENTICKY MILITARV INSTITUTE Founded in 1845 by Col. Robert T. P. Allen, a West Point gradu- ate 1834. Kentucky Military In- stitute has prepared young men for college and the Government Academies for more than a cen- tury. Fall and spring sessions at Lyndon, Kentucky, near Louis- ville; winter session, Venice, Florida. Chas. B. Richmond, President MASSANUTTEN MILITARY ACADEMY (R. O. T. C.) WOODSTOCK, VIRGINIA College Preparatory Senior and Junior Schools In the beautiful Shenandoah Valley Operates Camp Lupton for junior hoys - (7-14) July, August Address: THE HEADMASTER MASSANUTTEN MILITARY ACADEMY WOODSTOCK, VIRGINIA 595 AUGUSTA MILITARY ACADEMY Fort Defiance, Virginia One of America ' s distinguished Military Preparatory Schools. Thorough courses offered for all leading colleges and universities, and for the U. S. Government Academies. War Department rating, Honor Military School. Modern barracks and buildings. 750 Acres in the School property. Oldest Preparatory School in the South. Students from 29 states and 5 foreign countries. Enroll- ment limited. For catalogue and information write or wire, Major C. S. Roller, Jr., Commandant, P ' ort Defiance, Va. fAM I VALLEY FORGE MILITARY ACADEMY " At the Nation ' s Shrine " Valley Forge graduates are leaders in Peace as the were in War. College Preparatory and .junior College. Ages 12-20. Small personalized classes; guid- ance and testing bureau; reading clinic. Distinguished faculty. All varsity sports, swimming, polo. Intramural athletics for all. 24 modern fireproof buildings. Motor- ized Field Artillery. Cavalry (75 horses). Infantry, Band, Sr. R.O.T.C. Highest Ciovernmenl rating. Catalog. Box Y. 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If we at the BARCLAY had been willing to reduce our standards of service we could have accepted more guests and, incidentally, could have made more profit. But with such lowered standards it would not be the BARCLAY, known to thousands of our friends as " the BARCLAY family " . We want you to know that when we accept your reservation you can count on coming to the BARCLAY — and the BARCLAY is worth waiting for. GENERAL MANAGER The Barclay IIV NEW YORK 111 East 48th Street New York 17, N.Y. " MEET ME ON THE TERRACe ' MembfT: REALTY HOTELS, INC., N. Y. 597 THE HERALDRY OF MERIT The above trademark has earned the right to be considered as such. It signifies a dependable STANDARD of QUALITY that has always been distinctive and recognized. We are proud of this, as you men are of your career. ART CAP COMPANY, INC. 729 Broadway New York 3, N. Y. When Your Chthes Co Cash ' s WOVEN Name Cash ' s are the favorite of the Services. 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ELCO PTs. fastest combat war, thrilled millions with thei a-minute tactics, so ships of all types and iul against Jap ELECTRO DYNAMIC MOTORS pro- vided dependable au vital operations oboi Navy, Coast Guard :iUary power tor r rd ships of the I md Merchant Ma ELECTRIC BOAT COMPANY 33 Pine Street, New York 5, N. Y. ELECTRO DYNAMIC WORKS Bayonne, New Jersey Motor Torpedo Boats ELCO NAVAL DIVISION Bayonne, New Jersey Submarines NEW LONDON SHIP AND ENGINE WORKS THE IRVIN H. HAHN COMPANY Manufacturers of MILITARY METAL GOODS 326 S. Hanover St. • Baltimore 1, Md. -599 « L ompli nenid of- CDADE AST EAGRAVERS DIVISION OF THE CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS, Inc. V 4B0West34St. • New York 1, IV. Y. Custom Tailored To Your Individual Measurements MILITARY UNIFORMS TOWN AND COUNTRY APPAREL RIDING HABITS Exclusive But Not Expensive (mman 220 FOURTH RVE HEUUiilORK.n.iJ CotNpliments of WEST POINT TAXI SERVICE A. Bosch Son, Inc. ESTABLISHED 1889 + Phone: Dial 6111 West Point, N. Y. Phone: 520- 588 Highland Falls, N. y. I 600 . ICE ADDIXG XEW LISTER TO A FI E OLD NAME In the excitin) new Pontiac for 1946, all that was good in prewar models has been fully retained ... and impressive improvements and refinements have been made. This means that the new Pontiac has all the quality features which Pontiac owners prized so highly before and during the war. It means, too, that new luster has been added to a fine old name in the automobile industry. The new Pontiac is described as the finest of tlie famous " Stiver Streaks. " As such, it represents a plus value in motor cars which is outstanding today and which will continue to be outstanding for all the vears you intend to drive your I940 Pontiac. WHAT ' S NEW AXD IMPROVED IX THE 1946 POXTIAC New, beautiful exterior appearance . . . Improved, rust- resistant bodies . . . New instrument panel . . . Heavier chrome finish . . . New interior trim . . . Improved clutch . . . New, wider wheel rims . . . Longer-life muffler and tail pipe . . . Improved cooling. PONTIAC MOTOK DIVISION of GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION 601 First National Bank Highland Falls, N. Y. The Bank Nearest W est Point DIRECTORS Colonel C. L. Fenton, U. S. A. Colonel Geo. M. Badger, C. A. C. Colonel Earl H. Blaik. Theodore Michel Abraham Kopald George S. Nichols Colonel Hayden W. Wagner MEMBER federal DEPOSIT INSLIRAN :E CORPORATION K. C. TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT COMPANY Ford Ferguson Tractor Distributors 1340 Burlington Avenue NORTH KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 602 i To the Class of 1946 nanh UJoui I HERFF-JONES IS PROUD TO HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO MANUFACTURE YOUR CLASS RINGS .... HERFF-JONES CO. class Rings . . MlnLatures . . A-Plns MAKERS OF OFFICIAL RINGS FOR THE CLASSES OF 1943-1944-1945-1946-1947-1948 MAIL INQUIRIES INVITED REPRESENTED BY JOHN S. STEPHENS EASTERN DIVISION 14 PARK PLACE, NEWARK 2, N. J. 603 i WAR BOND MAN Someday you ' ll want to see that boy, or girl, of yours off to college . . . and right now is not too early to start making plan?. 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 today you can help makr sure he gets the same chance as other boys, tomorrow. Chances are you ' re already on the 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 for peace — and you will be hurting yourself, . ciui- 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 gpt o»r ildllars back when your Bonds come due. You, and your boy, can use tlmse extra dollars. Make sure you gel those Bonds! Hold on to them till they come due! 604 1 What Other Car Has So Much That Clicks For Forty-Six! SMARTNESS — that sets ttie style pattern witti car-lengtti Airfoil fender shields and bolt-on rear vheel Buick Fireball stroight-eight OIL SAVINGS — from non-scuffing Accurite cylinder bores. FLASHING ACTION — of Flite- weight pistons. STEAD NESS — from full-length torque-tube drive in a sealed chassis. GLIDING RIDE — from Panthergoit oil-coil springing . COMFORT— of soft Foomtex cushions in roomy Body by Fisher . SURE FOOTING — of Broadrim CONTROL- through Pe rrng. CONVENIENCE — of high-leverage StepOn parking broke . PROTECTION— of buttressed front and rear bumpers. Definitely Front Rage TAKE time to turn an admiring eye on this spirited and sporty beauty. It ' s new as a news flash and charged with excitement. It ' s a car to share your thrills at a game — or the gay days at the country club. And one equally eager at chores about town. It ' s able at handling crowds —including the luggage. And with its straight-eight, valve- in-head Fireball engine it ' s smooth as a glider. Take this wheel in your hand at your Buick dealer ' s. Put the Estate Wagon through its paces — you ' ll find it trim as it is talented — and a true Buick through and through. When better automobiles are built BUICK will build them SEE YOUR NEAREST BUICK DEALER 605 L onaruiulcitionS to the CLsA of 1946 from THE WEST POINT EXCHANGE Headquarters of Discriminating Officers for TAILOR MADE UNIFORMS MILITARY EQUIPMENT INSIGNIA Wo. Officer. I refer FLORSHEIM | SHOES " k . . . because they ' re built to strict specifi- cations — from long experience building service shoes — in peace as well as war- time. Most Styles $1050 and $11 THE FLOHSHEIM SHOE CO]IIPAIW Manufacturers, i ' .UH ' .AiiO GENERAL BRONZE CORPORATION 34-19 10th Street LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK 606 SERVING U. S. OFFICERS FOR 122 YEARS SINCE 1824 . . . more U. S. Officers have bought Reed Uniforms than any other kind, because they have found Reed ' s tailoring, fit and long- wearing qualities to be best! Why don ' t YOU profit by their experience, yourself? Acicoo iKeeci 6 S onS 1424 CHESTNUT STREET PHILADELPHIA 2, PENNA. America ' s OLDEST and FOREMOST Makers of U. S. Officers ' Uniforms WATERBURY BUTTON COMPANY Division Waterbury Companies, Inc. WATERBURY, CONN. BEM MDUIVTAIIV Iffl BEAR MOUNTAIN STATE PARK Bear Mountain, N. Y. Tel.: Stony Point 704 Hotel Restaurant Open all year 607 c ms z a 7 CAN TAKE IT-AND DISH IT OUT C-O-TWO carbon dioxide extinguishers, hose units and systems kill fires in seconds — without damage. C-O-TWO FIRE EQUIPMENT CO. U. S. Highway No. 1-, Newark, New Jersey SALES AND SERVICE IN ALL THE PRINCIPAL CITIES The name that ' s OFFICIAL with America A. G. SPALDING BROS. Div. of Spalding Sales Corp. ' " From (Mitnn to Ciittei Reeves Army Twill • Glengarrie Poplin Reeveking Gabardine • Byrd Cloth Marine Herringbone Moimtain Clotb • Warrior Twill Reeves Brothers, Inc. Sry ' ' .54 Worth Street m ' • NEW YORK 1.3, N.Y. • ,,t FOR DISTINCTIVE FLOWERS AND PROMPT SERVICE ' ruber, lie florist Main Street Highland Falls, N. Y. Phom: 355 FOR THE ONE AND ONLY Flow crs y ' ORCHIDS GARDENIAS Guaranteed Quality and Service SPECIALIZING IN CORSAGES Flowers Telegraphed to Every City and Town in the World F. Michel Sons, Inc. HIGHLAND FALLS, N. Y. Phone 569 W. E. DYHDFF oDru n ist First National Bank Building HIGHLAND FALLS, NEW YORK 608 ( omplimentd of ci fiend Compliments of CAMPUS COACH LINES " New York ' s Finest Charter Service " 545 FIFTH AVENUE • NEW YORK MUrray Hill 2-1050 HOW MANY U. S. SAVINGS BONDS DO YOU OWN? BUY all the Bonds you can KEEP all the Bonds you buy ( onaratuiutlond to Henry H. Bolz, Jr., Editor-in-Chief Reuben Pomerantz, Business Manager Samuel C. 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Augusta Military Academy Autocar Company Automatic Electric Company 598 595 538 574 550 550 540 587 576 544 598 546 558 596 568 546 Florida Military Academy 596 Florsheim Shoe Company 606 Fitzgerald Construction Co., J. F 572 Freddie Lamb ' s ' IS " Club 585 Fuller Brush Company 570 Funk Wagnalls Company 597 G General Bronze Corporation 606 General Food Sales Co., Inc 558 Georgia Military Academy 596 Gilmore ' s ' . 589 Graber, The Florist 608 Graflex Inc 571 Graham, Anderson, Probst White 556 Great Atlantic Pacific Tea Co. . 554 National Grain Yeast Corporation New York Military Academy Nicky Blair ' s Carnival North Star Woolen Mill Company O Parker House Philips and Davies, Incorporated Pontiac Motor Division, General Motors Corporation Ponsell Floor Machine Co., Inc Pyramid Manufacturing Co., Inc 562 594 585 577 568 561 572 601 572 564 B G Corporation Baker, Jones, Hausauer, Inc Balfour Company, L. 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