United States Military Academy West Point - Howitzer Yearbook (West Point, NY)

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%i - ■jfttittXtpW.ii J ' l ' ' " WB;- Tp TT r •l ' 0f l p- f ;; ■. TB iVIUIAM MULLOCK HINDS ' Af .t ' t i ' f " " f l ' ' ' r " " " % 0 m m Arinu uf the Initrit Stairs ArmrD fforrps ofthplnilrii ! t itrsDf Amrrirn fiiiWffffi Wf. . Robert T. Marsh, Editor-in-Chttj Richard T. Carvolth, Assaciati Editor John J. Costa, M tiiiging Editor Hugh Mitchell, Photof aphic Editor Herbert B. Turner, Art Editor Bernard S. Rosen, Theme Editor Abner B. Martin, Business Manager Frank P. Clarke, Advertising Manager Dan L. McGurk, Circulation Manager jVUve en{ or J i4 c r - -C ' - I TO MAJOR GENERAL , ho has personified to the men of the Corps the finest ideals of the Army officer. For his effective conversion of the Academy to a peacetime program and for his exemplification of the positive leadership required in America ' s citizen armies, the nation in general and we in particular owe him more than we can express. As he has dedicated his life to West Point ' s ideals of " Duty, Honor, Country " on the field of battle and in the pursuits of peace, so we, the Class of ' 49, dedicate this Howitzer to him, as we prepare to follow where he has pointed the way. ERAL vIAXWELL D. TAYLOR r ■H h " 1 S.. ' V . H Llliv i 11 fea Li2 1 r I " pl iiMj mJ " . ' ' . ' . -H K ri K ' ' ' ' uilding Leadership is the theme and in the pages of our Howitzer are displayed the building bloll ' s upim whicH the graduate stands. Some of the larger blocks in t yf undation arc to well known to need individual display. HONOR and PROFESsHFAL KNOWLEDGE two such. The Honor Code of the Corps is its rn st priceless possession and to maintain it unsullied the men of Wesffoint have set a stan envied by every other army in the world. The samurai and thjBjunkers are but the latest enemies of America to test the professional kmwledge of Academy ates. But be the blocks — and the trMts of character they L represent — large or small, they are all viral factors in proJucing men of whom vs hope the nation will be proud. KENNETH C. ROYALL Secretary of the Army JAMES FORRESTAL Secretary of National Defense W. STUART SYMINGTON Secretary of the Air Force Honorable Harry S. Truman JWTJW ' ' l i. AERIAL VIEW OF THE UNI West Academic Building Cadet Chapel Catholic Chapel ?♦ • ■ - A ■ w c» ' ' Vt. ' ' vfef ; -• ' • „ ' . - ' , ■ V»_ W RUSSELL H. SMITH, Ec iYor mt n Lsimyfion SENSE OF DUTY dmiv udr( iOfv I UTY, HONOR, COUNTRY " is the motto of the Corps, and of these duty is the attribute most patiently built by the regimen of life at West Point. Her sons enter the Academy honora ble and patriotic men, but to instill the seuse oj duty that is to inspire an army is a task of painstaking attention to the most detailed responsibilities. There can be no compromise with any personal interest nor deviation from the " harder right " to the " easier wrong. " Each man must learn to recognize instantaneously every ramification of his duty and to act efficiently upon it without hesitation. His devotion to the principle of performing each task to the best of his ability must be absolute. How well West Point has taught her graduates behind the grey ramparts on the Hudson can best be judged by their exemplary discharge of the vital responsi- bilities of war and peace that have been entrusted to them from Berlin to Tokyo. MISSIONS OF THE MILITARY ACADEMY TO INSTILL t tSCIPIJNE AND A HIGH SENSE OF h6N0R. TO DEVELOP TltE POWERS OF ANALY- SIS SO THAT THE MIND MAY REASON TO A LOGICAL CONCLUSION. TO INSTRUCT AND TRAIN THE CORPS OF CADETS SO THAT EACH GRADUATE SHALL HAVE THE QUALITIES AND ATTRIBUTES ESSENTIAL TO HIS PRO- GRESSIVE AND CONTINUED DEVELOP- MENT THROUGHOUT A LIFETIME CAREER AS AN OFFICER IN THE REG- ULAR ARMY. MAJOR GENERAL BRYANT E. MOORE S uperin ten den t ip ik ik 21 Colonel Paul D. Harkins Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Harris Jones Dean of the Academic Board ke . .Afcademic d ocufd i • i -L 4 ! 1 i • A H H I 7 - RoK ' .- Col. Gatchell, Brig. Gen. Jones, Maj. Gen. Taylor, Col. Beulcema, Col. Counts. Ind Row: Col. Barrett, Col. Stephens, Col. Schick, Col. Bartlett, Col. Coffey, Col. Bessell, Col. Kirkpatrick, Col. West, Col. Nourse, Col. Harkins. 22 J he Superintendent 5 S tutt ' yjt ' ' ' fM 1st Raw; Col. Branham, Col. E. E. Kirkpatnck, Col. Triplet, Major General Ta lor. Col. Grant, Col. Badger, Col. Jones. 2ml Row: Col. Ehlen, Col. Hughes, Col. C. L. Kirkpatrick, Col. Lee, Col. Nourse, Col. Chandler, Maj. Kregel. }rJ Row: 1st Lt. Clark, Lt. Col. Morton, Capt. Weiss, Lt. Col. Fox, Lt. Col. Russ, Col. Crandall, Lt. Col. Martin. 4t } Row: Maj. Hogan, Lt. Col. Gustafson, Lt. Col. Proctor, Lt. Col. Howell, Lt. Col. Meyer, Lt. Col. Krueger, Lt. Col. Hurlbut, Reverend Pulley. Isr Row: Lt. Col. McKinley, Lt, Col. Lang, Col. Harkins, Lt. Col. Wolfe, Lt. Col. Evans. 2nd Row: CWO Towle, Lt. Col. Tuttle, Dr. Spencer, Lt. Col. P niurt, I.t Col. Greene, Maj. Edrington, Maj. Cooper, Maj. Fishburne, CWO Martin. ne (commandant 6 Staff 23 Walk ema ties IstRou ' .Lt. Col. Sussmann, Lt.Col. Haseman, Capt. Courtney, Lt. Col. Ellis, Lt. R.H. Parker, Maj. Cochran. 2W Row: Lt, Col. Oberbeck, Lt. Col. Yates (Associate Professor), Col. Nicholas (Professor), Col. Bessell (Professor and Department Head), Col. Calyer (Associate Professor), Lt. Col. Honeycutt, Col. Ohman. 3rd Row: Lt. H.C. Parker, Capt. Tisdale, Lt. Bahls, Lt. Col. Hayes, Capt. Ellis, Lt. Col. Schrader, Lt. Col. Anderson, Lt. Col. Tilton, Maj. Short, Lt. Col. Altenhofen, Maj. Richardson, Capt. Jamar. 4t } Row: Lt. Col. Bentley, Col. Miller, Lt. Col. Russell, Lt. Col. Lewis, Lt. Col. Gunster, Lt. Col. Katz, Capt. Morgan, Lt. Col. Wilcox, Lt. Col. Wilson. Mathematics is the cornerstone of any sound scientific education. From the opening battle cry of " Take boards " to the final " Section dismissed, " we relentlessly pursued and eventually mastered the intricacies of algebra, solid and analytical geometry, trigonometry and calculus. Here also for the first time many of us met that demon, the slide rule. This basic knowledge of Mathematics acquired during our first two years was to stand us in good stead later on in such other subjects as Physics, Chem- istry, Electricity, Mechanics, Engineering and Ordnance. 24 Col Bessell, Col. Nicholas f ' 1 cienceS Second Class year ushered in Geography, History and Government. First Class year the tempo was increased as we delved into the mysteries of Insurance, Finance, Economics and International Relations — the books growing heavier with each suc- ceeding course. From Yuan Shih-kai to the balancing of a Lieutenant ' s budget we slowly battled our way. But in the end the countless maps, charts and graphs all blended together and we emerged with a sound basic knowledge of the Social Sciences. 1st Row: Maj. Barber, Lt. Col. Bailey (Assistant Professor), Lt. Col. Hall, Col. Stone (Associate Professor), Col. Beulcema (Professor), Lt. Col. Phillips, Lt. Col. Crystal, Lt. Col. Johnson (Assistant Professor), Lt. Col. Buckholts. 2nd Row.- Lt. Col. Watson (Assistant Professor), Capt. Sembach, Lt. Col. Williams, Maj. Hays, Lt. Desmond, Lt. Col. Clapsaddle, Maj. Krauss, Lt. Col. Holterman (Assistant Professor), Capt. Bertram. }ici Row: Lt. Col. Ladd, Maj. Gustaves, Maj, Camp, Maj. Cannon (Assistant Professor), Lt. Col. Dunn, Capt. Gaspard, Lt. Col. Rhoades (Assistant Professor), Lt. Col. Harnett, Lt. Col. Smith. 4rh Row: Capt. Head, Maj. Bovvlby, Capt. Ginsburgh. r t;f; ' ;Cllf f .f f:. f it; t hii-t 25 Week anicS " Oh, for a third hand! " This was the typical lament as we desperately ju| problem pamphlets, slide rules, meter sticks, protractors and an astounding assort- ment of colored chalk at the Mechanics boards. Newton and Bernoulli, stress and strain, shear and moment successively occupied our attention as we struggled through Analyt, Fluids, Thermo and Strength. But when the last board fight was over, we had acquired not only a fundamental understanding of Mechanics but, more important, the ability to analyze a problem and follow it through to a logical solution. 1st Row: Capt. Carroll, Lt. Col. Nosek, Lt. Col. Murray, Lt. Col. Stann (Associate Professor), Col. Gatc hell (Professor), Lt. Col. Vail (Associate Professor), Lt. Col. Clock, Lt. Col. McBride, Lt. Col. Eraser. 2nd Raw.- Maj. Bestervelt, Maj. Karrick, Lt. Col. Beeson, Capt. Willcox, Maj. Harrison, Maj. Newman, Maj. Blue. 3 v Row: Lt. Col. Kelsey, Lt. Col. Mayo, Maj. Lenfest, Capt. Buyers, Maj. Coates, Maj. Fisher, Capt. Ott. ?i ■ L 1 26 - M ' % latclj luggleJ mJing assort- i, stress acJ Oft imporHDC, Isr Rou.- Capt. deCamp, Maj. Covell (Assistant Professor), Lt. Col. Alspach (Professor), Col Stenhens (Professor and Department Heai), Col. Thompson (Associate Professor), Lt Col. Smkler (Assoc.ate Professor) Lt. Co . Gibbons Capt. Scott. 2W R» .- Capt. Burton, Maj. Moore, Ma,. Woodward, Lt. Col. Moody, Ma,. U . der, Ma|. KnoXn, Lr Col. Sm.th, Capt. Campbell. 3rdRou,: Lt. Col. Woods, Maj. Gault, Capt. Hardaway, Ma,. Wermuth, Capt. Furey, Capt. Eisenhower, Lt. Col. Kramer. Few qualities are more essential to an Army officer than the ability to speak and write clearly and concisely. As Plebes, we learned the rules of punctuation and grammar and then displayed our proficiency in written composition and public speaking. Few of us will ever forget the clacking of typewriters resounding through the Areas on the night before our research papers were due. As Yearlings we studied the great works of English Literature. Finally, employing all we had previously learned, we completed our work with a course in Military Instructor Training which, to many, will always remain a highlight in our Cadet careers. C nallsn f 11 Il 1st Row: Maj. Allen (Associate Professor), Lt. Col. W ' inton, Col. Esposito (Professor), Col. Stamps (Professor and Department Head), Lt. Col. MacDonnell (Associate Professor), Lt. Col. Lewis. 2ncl Row: Lt. Col. Elliot, Lt. Col. Graf, Maj. Surkamp, Lt. Col. Duke, Lt. Col. Corey, Lt. Col. Holton, Lt. Col. Tatum, Lt. Col. Ganns. 3 ' W Row: Lt. Col. Keller, Lt. Col. Evans, Lt. Col. Podufaly, Lt. Col. Spann, Lt. Col. Winegar, Lt. Col. Fellenz, Lt. Col. Eastburn, Lt. Col. Boys. Few of us will ever approach the strategic and tactical perfection of Napoleon or the other Great Captains. But by studying their campaigns we saw how military success depends upon the correct application of those principles of war which they evolved and which, virtually unchanged, are still in use today. In Engineering we dealt primarily with the structure of bridges. Together the two form one of the most interesting, valuable and practical courses given at the Military Academy. Colonel Esposito . nd Colonel St. mps If 1 lilitarif pt and Of 1 naineepin f f 28 C iect PlCl It Colonel Gre r ND UOLONEL DARTLETT To hive and goat alike, Electricity presented many problems. At the boards we juggled imaginary numbers and puzzled over wiring diagrams. But it was in the labs that we really excelled. Whether wiring a compound generator or constructing a super- heterodyne receiver, we worked under the ever-present threat of blinding shorts and popping circuit breakers. Many was the goat who invariably wore his overshoes to lab. Sessions in the lecture room were devoted to the mysteries of radar, television and other electronic devices. Few of us ever became experts, but most of us did acquire a basic understanding of electricity and electronics. 1st Row: Lt. Col. Hiester (Assistant Professor), Lt. Col. Heinlein (Associate Professor), Col. Green (Professor), Col. Bartlett (Professor), Lt. Col. Bess (Associate Professor), Lt. Col. Wilson (Assistant Professor), Lt. Col. Bradley (Assistant Professor). ItidRow: Maj. Skinner, Lt. Col. Obenchain, Maj. Barthle, Maj. Foster, Lt. Col. O ' Bryan, Lt. Col. Greer, Lt. Col. Addington, Maj. Maloney. }rJ Row: Capt. Davis, Capt. Bixby, Lt. Col. Forbes, Maj. RadclifF, Capt. Nichols, Maj. Neiimeister, Maj. Newman, Maj. Smith, Lt, Col. Orman. Wl? f t |.,.t .1: f ' W 2 II Colonel Barrett I iHodepn rJLc anauaaes auctUi The happy babble of Plebe and Yearling voices can often be heard emanating from the Modern Language section rooms, for, in recent years, the trend in teaching has been away from the written language toward the more practical spoken words. French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian; that first day many of us couldn ' t even read the titles of the books we took to class. However, we found our instructors well qualified (many having been trained in the country whose language they were to teach) and eager to help us learn, and at the end of two years we had acquired a sound foundation in a modern language upon which to base further study. Isi Row- Capt. Velho, Lr. Col. Hopkins (Associate Professor), Col. Barrett (Professor), Lt. Col. Cleveland (Associate Professor), Capt. Esperon. IndRow: Maj. Garvin, Lt. Col. McCabe, Lt. Col. Greene, Lt. Col. Shanahan, Capt. Christv, Maj. Guletsky, Maj. Day. ird Row: Lt. Col. Trice, Maj. Kosiorek, Lt. Col. Janowski, Mr. Martinez. 4th Raw: Mr. Tiller, Col. Holcomb, Lt. Col. Wilson, Maj. Utley. 5c j Row: Maj. Kraft, Mr. MaltzofT, Lt. Wier, Mr. Vils. 6t } Row: Capt. Donaldson, Maj. Yeager, Lt. Col. Andrews, Lt. Col. Heintges. iiL ' t - 1 1 in •niiwliic iliiitliciii lit Row: Lt. Col. SafFord (Assistant Professor), Lt. Col. Barko (Assistant Professor), Lt. Col. Hillberg (Associate Professor), Col. Schick (Professor and Head of Department), Lt. Col. Broshous (Professor), Lt. Col. Gray (Associate Professor), Lt. Col. Conway (Assistant Professor). Inii Row: Lt. Col. McCollam, Capt. Smith, Capt. McGregor, Lt. Col. Denholm, Maj. Michel, Lt. Col. Rule (Associate Pro- fessor), Cant. Hehn, Lt. Col. D ' Arezzo. 3rd Raw: Maj. Anderson, Lt. Col. Reeves, Lt. Col. Trahan, Lt. Col. Crawford, Lt. Col. Howard, Maj. McAaam, Maj. Wyman, Capt. Van Schoick. If 1 lilitapu opoarapnu an d L rapltlcS F MT G served the dual purpose of settling our dinners with that five flight climb and of reducing the number of Air Force aspirants with liberal doses of myopia served over a drawing board or a Schunemunk 1 :50,000. After two-hour sessions over a stereoscope we gingerly headed homeward, carefully avoiding cracks in the pave- ment which had assumed the aspects of canyons. But in all fairness we must admit that the drawing, map reading and surveying instruction we received should prove invaluable in our careers whether we be platoon leaders or fighter pilots. Colonel Schick 31 t A Jsr Row: Lt. Col. Hincs, Lt. Col. Tripp, Col. Counts (Professor and Department Head), Col. Gillette (Professor), Col. Samuel. 2 iJ Row: Maj. Nickel, Capt. Ogden, Lt. Col. Brown, Maj. Arnold, Lt. Col. Hallock, Lt. Col. Jannarone. f- nudi 6lc6 Ck emi Idtri ¥ In Phil we were introduced to Mechanics, Light, Sound, Heat and Electricity. Our studies were further amplified by numerous instructor demonstrations and individual experiments. Meanwhile the hives were faithfully carrying talcum powder for their slide rules to the Chemistry board fights. Exploding test tubes and Bunsen burners attached to the water outlets provided no small amount of diversion in the labs. And during May the two staffs combined to guide us through a very interesting course in Nucleonics. None of us ever learned how to put an atom bomb together, but we did at least scratch the surface of this newest of all subjects. 1st Row: Lt. Col. Wood (Associate Professor), Col. Counts (Professor and Department Head), Col. Gillette (Professor). 2nd Row: Lt. Col. Rothschild (Assistant Professor), Maj. Evans, Capt. Deather- age, Lt. CoL Lynn (Assistant Professor), Comdr. Kelly, Lt. Col. Flanders, Maj. Neuer, Maj. Shaefer. i 11,1 «n« ' 1, II III III 1V1 II HI llilli « Mill 1 jplii ' ■■III ifflaiPWfflifflEifF fffi ' ' ' Colonel West ;i£ IjPtfflii iiJiiHS ' ?!? I ' BIPW i4ii lili lan fr ,4 . t-: If M ••• IM lit if m (W?« i ' t ' IT ' ' 1st Row: Lt. Col. Rav, Col. Snodgrass (Associate Professor), Col. West (Professor), Col. Chandler (Staff judge Advocate), Lt. Col. Durbin. 2n Rou:- Ma|. Kerig, Capt. Brown, Maj. Palfrey, Maj. Farrell, Maj. Prann, Maj. Freeman, Capt. Tatsch. Few courses are so highly recommended by recent graduates as is Law. Sooner or later nearly every graduate is called upon to utilize his legal knowledge in some capacity. Hence it was with a great deal of interest that we began the study of civil law and ended up with an introduction to military law. At West Point we are trained to be Army officers. The Ordnance course ably drives this fact home. Under this Department we studied metallurgy, ballistics, explosives, ammunition, guns and rockets. The weapons of war are ever-changing but our instruction is kept well abreast of the latest developments. 1st Row: Lt. Col. Mohlere, Maj. Edger (Assistant Professor), Col. Reber (Associate Professor), Col. Coffey (Professor), Lt. Col. Clark. 2iid Row: Lt. Col. Connelly, Lt. Col. Rastetter (Assistant Professor), Capt. Peterson, Lt. Col. Mikkelson (Assistant Professor), Maj. Schuppener, Maj. McKee. cU C aw yjpdi nance Colonel Coffey 33 . R u Lt Col. Pe.us.ill, Or Spencer, Lt. Col. McKinlev, Lt. Col. Rumph, Lt. Col. Fredericks 2nd Row: Lt. Col. J.N. Davis, Lt. Col. Kasper, Lt, Col. Tuttle, Lt. Col. An- drews, Maj J.D. Davis, Maj. Smith. irdKow: Capt. Lee, Sgt. Podmenik. f 1 liiitaru j- Suchotoau an oLeaderski Lt. Col. McKinley and Dr. Spencer fine iwat d ip ac tics As a result of wartime experience, the MP L Department was established to instruct us in the proper methods of leadership. Such instruction is vital at West Point since an Army officer is above all a leader. Throughout our four years the instruction is intended to correct faulty methods and foster in us those methods of leadership which will produce the best results. To some, the psychological approach to the problem of leadership was at first open to question. But as the transition progressed, we were all forced to agree that psychological leadership was paying off in results: more coopera- tion, improved standards and better discipline. 1st Kou Lt. Col. Spragins, Lt. Col. Beach (Sec- ond Regimental Commander), Lt. Col. Gildart. InilKow: Lt. Col. Sundin. Lt. Col. Snvder. Mining: Lt. Col. Throckmorton (First Regimental Com- mander). 34 f- nusicai C ducatl ucauon The disciples of the body beautiful took as their motto the familiar " Every man an athlete. " If any of us fell short of this goal, it was not through any oversight on the part of Colonel Greene and company. As Plebes we had little to offer but " blood, sweat and tears, " and upon occasion we gave liberally of all three in boxing, wrest- ling, gymnastics and swimming. As upperclassmen we took more of the same with unarmed combat, voice and command and coaching techniques thrown in for spice. And — lest we forget — all four years there were those charming afternoons spent " on the fields of friendly strife. " It ' s murder he says — Intermurder! 1st Row: Mr. Bruce, Lt. Col. O ' Connor, Maj. Murphy, Lt. Col. Greene, Maj. Evans, Maj. Buckner, Mr. Sorge. 2nd Row: Mr. Maloney, Mr. Palone, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Kress, Sgt. Christ, Mr. Linck. 3rd Raw: Mr. Kroeten, Mr. Deal. % • ' ■ ' f 802nd S pecial rC r eaimen f t From the mock realism of the puff range to the jolting interior of an M-4 tank, from the bouncing saddles of the oat-burners to the crowded cab of a prime mover, the officers and men of the 1802nd supplemented and amplified our book learning with a wealth of practical experience. Under their watchful eye we set up anti-aircraft guns, built pontoon bridges, fired light arms, drove tanks and dug foxholes. But probably best-remembered of all is the Band. From that first morning when we awoke to music of the Hellcats to Graduation Parade when we marched to their music for the last time, they more than earned our thanks and admiration. 36 d.k. ' I WILLIE H. JENKINS, JR., Editor ENTHUSIASM, ZEAL AND ALERTNESS . otl ENTHUSIASM, ZEAL AND ALERTNESS— these are the sparks that fire the flame of ability. If efforts in either war or peace are to be powerful and effective, they must also be purposeful and dynamic. West Point teaches not only obedience, but cheerful obe- dience; not only cooperation, but willing cooperation. To inspire such enthusiasm as that which rocks Michie Stadium to its foundation or to instill such zeal as that with which the Corps up- holds its Honor System, the Academy must furnish standards and ideals worthy of the utmost admiration and appreciation by her sons. The loyalty to their Alma Mater of all members of the Long Grey Line, both past and preisent, is proof that she gives them not only the esprit that marks the Corps itself but a proud and vigorous heritage on which to build their Army careers. To the men who have served at West Point, the very name becomes a challenge and an inspiration. 1 The Tint Wheih Plan Our Privtligts 40 Mackenzie RA, Greenbaum, Liddkoet, Wiliord, UuitJtson, Norby, Buckingham, Connell. G E N E R A L 1st Row: Clarke FP, Wvnne, Kemble, Oliver CW, Poulson, Callaway, Wilford, Brooksher. 2nd Row: Mackenzie RA, Howell MD, Fitz, Kingdom, Swantz, Drummond, Senev, Turner HB, Smith MI, Brown CH, Fieri, Norby. ird Row: Agnew HC, Craw- ford TM, Anders, Banister AW, Feir, Gustafson, Schwarz RH. ne Luenerat K ommittee Corps complaints, First Class authorizations, automobiles, loans, Christmas Cards, uniforms, announcements, hotel reser- vations, class club telephones, C-Store and laundry operations, address books. West Point records, Mess Hall menus — all come under the jurisdiction of the General Committee. In most of these fields of endeavor, the committee succeeded in satisfying or partially satisfying the men of the Corps. In the few instances where success did not compensate for the hard work, the foundation was laid upon which the next General Committee could improve. Almost always a satisfactory compromise had to be effected between the exuberance of the Corps and the con- servatism of the T.D. Although much time and work were spent in solving both major and petty problems, and many dis- appointments were encountered, all members of the committee were grateful for the opportunity of serving the Corps and of gaining valuable experience in administration. John A. Poulson, Chu 41 1st Raw: Turner HB, Bender, Schmidt JF. Johnson RJ. Jnit Row: Ellerthorpc, Kramer MA, Finlev, Finnegan, Hervev, Braun Ritchie RB, Sabel, Yellman, Iw, W Ro Huber WE, Oliver CW, Anderson A.J, Magruder, Toomey, Brown VC, Shepherd. ommii i ' (»i 1st Row: Olentine, Mclntyre KE, Grirfith, Wolak (Chairman), Costa (Secretary), Sickafoose. Irtil Row: Dirkes, Moses, Ruse, Stukhart, Ike, Boag, Hale. Gibson, Schmalzel, Poore, Dow. ird Row: Zimmer- man, Marks ML, Balmer, Spencer OF, Williams M V, Dickinson H, Carvolth, Boland. Jwonof L c ommiuee ith !(llJ»ll)f. |nW«» csDutu L C ommiuee itu 1st Row: W ' entsch, Thomas, Purslev, Bolte (Chairman), Suttle, McCann. Itid Row: Rank, Stephenson, Jenkins, Kendree, Puckett, Muckerman, Williams, Huber, Yepsen, Oberst. ' ird Row: Monahan, Tall- man, Newman, Slizeski, Walker, Kimball, Howard, Griffith, Lauer. J Impresarios and entrepreneurs of entertainment, the Special Pro- gram Committee is said to have derived its knowledge of the theatrical world from Time magazine and an old copy of Cue. With an eye to pleasing the Corps and avoiding the censure of caustic cadets, Gorog, Adams, Pratt, Jenkins, and Hammond haunt- ed New York bistros and agency offices in seeking out the unusual . . . sometimes succeeding. To select a scope of entertainment broad enough to be of an appealing nature to a majority of the Corps called for careful consideration of tastes and temperaments. Let it be remembered that this committee was the first to realize (after many pressing reminders) the sublime desire of cadets for less, talk, more femmes, more magic, more bands, more dancing girls, . . . and more femmes. Working under, over, around, and about the ever-present restrictions and regulations, the committee managed to squeeze its paltry purse to new and greater limits in obtaining one of the best program seasons ever presented to the Academy. Performing a time-consuming and somewhat obscure mission, the Program Committee could well take satisfaction in its slogan " Our Business is Your Pleasure, " and in fulfilling that promise to the Corps. DePaur ' s Infantry Chorus The Sunday Night Buck-up SP-y S r V ' i The one and only M.ay Mrs. Barth and Mrs. Gates — Cadet Hostesses Hop Managers— the men who wore red sashes at hops and remembered your name in the receiving lines. But just what else did they do? Remember those guys running around at odd hours in coveralls - stapling corsages, building the •49er bar, pulling bales of hay up from the Cavalry stables, kidnapping a real live calf for the Moo Hop, blowing up balloons at the ice rink, cleaning picnic areas on Sunday 46 . t « « ■ for Class Recall mornings? Those were your Hop Managers. Out of the brainstorms of the twenty-four sprang the company skating parties, now an important part of every Plebe Christmas. And their masterpiece, of course, was the creation of the annual informal •49er Hop. Without the stern tradition of FD, who knows what they might have cooked up next? 1st Row: Day BE, Lay, Stauffer, Nulsen, Harris LE, Everest, Ford WA. 2nil Raw: Moran CL, Trieschmann, Carroll WA, Woods DR, Smith SM, Jamison, Chandler JP, Gahel, Barnes FG, Jenkins WF. 3r, RoH ' .-Neal, Rice IB, Bundv, Wagner EW, Leisy, Kellv RJ, Lehner. 47 Now is the time . . . the time when we the members of the Howitzer staff can pause and look back at the results of our efforts. For a year and a half we have pooled our talents, added hard work and many hours of worry and wonder, and as a result have achieved the satisfaction of knowing that we have contributed our share in recording the passing of the Class of ' 49. We started on that Novem- ber day that our board was appointed, just eight of us moving toward our goal, and as the weeks progressed we grew in strength and knowledge. We added sec- tional editors, company representatives, photographers, typists, and clerks. From the ranking firstie to the lowest plebe it was continual work and little play for we had copy to write, type, and proofread, and pictures to be taken, printed, and identified. Into each article of copy, picture, and caption went careful planning in order to achieve the coordination necessary. This responsibility rested upon the shoulders of the big three, Tom Marsh, Editor-in-Chief, Dick Carvolth, Associate Editor, and Johnny Costa, Managing Editor, plus Hugh Mitchell, Photographic Editor, and the unseen members in the back office who pounded typewriters and checked copy. Art work by Herb Turner, Art Editor, and those members of the staff who found drawing among their talents was added. We had to secure adver- tisements which meant many weekends of endless talking and sore feet for Frank Clarke, Advertising Manager, and his able assistants. Dan McGurk, Circulation Manager, had the books themselves to sell and later on, to pack and mail them, a job of many hours of hard work. Last of the eight original members, Ab Martin, Business Manager, possessed the account books, and on his shoulders rested the constant worry of in the black or in the red for ' 49. With the patient counselling and guidance of George I. Heffernan, the representative of our publisher, and the untiring work of Charlie Wielert, two people without whom this book would not Robert T. Marsh, Editor I Frank P. Clarke, AiJmtrting Manager and Dan L. McGlirk, Ciniilatioil Manager Advcrtismi, Staff, First Class, Benitez, Hammack, Clarke FP, McDonald, Stauffer. 1st Row: Graham CP, Thompson NL, Banister GH, Ap mann, Wallens. Iriii Row Gardiner, Vetort, Scheider, Eek, Jacklev, Dickson GE, Wheaton VF, Rhode LH. Hugh Mitchell, Photographic Editor have existed, we assembled each section and sent it to be printed. First, under the supervision of Russ Smith, was the administration section with all the academic depart- ments and the 1802nd Special Regiment. Activities with Willie Jenkins as the sectional editor was the next, an endless task with all of the clubs of the Corps. Bob Springer was in charge of the athletic staff and the record- ing of the successes of the big and little rabbles in their ; Row- Smith RH, Schulz. 2mi Row: Kirkpatrick, OBrien RT, Lem 50 1st Raw: Morgan RL, King PC, Apmann, Carrithcrs, Underhili, Foge. 2« Rok ' .- Fitzpatnck, Huheli, Devins, Ni.xon, Cooke J V, Yarbrough, Naber, Harrison WJ, Steinhardt, Stokes, Diefenderfer, Lehan, De Boalt, Cox RC. Bernard S, Rosen, Theme Etlitoi lit Row: Stroheckcr, Schmidt JF. Ind Row: Nigro, Goering, O ' Brien RT, Fieri, Owen R, Lambert. 1st Row: Andrus, Arantz, Jenkins VH, Saalfield, Smith SM. 2« Ro Hunnicutt, Gillespie, Thompson JJ, Maughmer. 1st Row: Raabe, Springer, Howard EB. 2ml Row: Goodwin, Hopkins, Klie, Sarsfield, Pfeiffer. ES H ' , i H ; Row: Smith DH, RicJir, himpioii, 1ml Ro W ' ogan, Trautvetter, Peters. M jj n . Spencer OF. many engagements on the fields of frienJlv strife. The members of the Corps itself were presented with Bud Strohecker as master of ceremonies. And as always the graduating class, their pictures, biographies, and their history was assembled with Jim Schmidt and Spence Spencer as directors. The remaining task was that of Bernie Rosen as Theme Editor to combine the many into one. With each page we have learned, manv times through our own mistakes, what really makes up a Yearbook. Regardless of the work, it has been enjoyable and well worth the effort. Now that we have finished and have taken our look back, we leave for vou the Corps, the Howitzer for 1949. 52 Business Stajf Isr Row: Hammack, Niilsen, Moran CL. 2ml Row: Fife TW, DcGraf, Markham, Anian. irj Row: Pelton, V ' eurink, Gra- ham SB, Wiggins, Schvveizer, King PC, Crowe JG, Romane- ski- ,w Row: Banister AW, Hoffmann, Vancnrc, DinuMCz, Spillers, Walter JA, .oberts, Wogan, Mitchell HS, Franklin. 2» Row: Gorman, Santilli, McCul- iiugh RR, Malone, Rutf, Butler CL, Van Trees, Sites, Svkes, Graham RB, hughes DR, Parks WG, Hamcl, Boice. The bright young men whose likenesses grace these pages have for the last year given time, tears and tenths that two-thousand men of the Corps and over three-thousand homes throughout the country might receive a copy of the Fointer every other Friday. They have presented to their reader-audience a new departure in Corps publications, a magazine whose zest and humor belie its age and tradition. They held up to that reader-audience a vital mirror of life in the Corps, reflecting its humor, its pathos, its foibles and successes. Their editorial voices were raised in praise and condemnation. Theirs it was to bring our existence into sharper focus for us, and for those who think of us. Throughout the year they have succeeded. Therefore, let not these pages be the sole place wherein their achievements be niched for posterity; rather let their accomplishments stay where they now stand — in the good will and affection of all who read the Pointer. Circitlution Srajf 1st Row: Waldman, Stemple, Pennekamp. 2nd Row: Kenney, Peckham, Hart, Pendleton, Jaggers. 3rd Row: West EC, Duggins, Toepel, Herbert, Carter JC. Stiinding: Hammack, Stemple, Moran, Nulsen, Walter. St,ittd: HofTm; Anders, Lt. Col. Rumph (Oificer-in-Charge) 53 flat eS Lit Row- Briggs DC, Rice JB, Willson JA, Petree BE, Wright ST Ind Ro CF, Rogers DE, Crawford AB, Watson JW, McChristian GE. Coates WH, Baish The mission of Bue, e Notes, the " Handbook of the Corps of Cadets, " is to present to the Plebe in con- venient form an assembly of little known and elsewhere uncollected facts to the end that his transition from civilian to cadet life may be facilitated and, in addition, that he may understand more clearly the purposes of his training as a Fourth Classman in the Corps. 1st Row: Wakefield, Hindman, Bundv, Costa, Kurtz. 2«i Row.- Stempic, Balmer, Moran CL, Brandon, Kirkpatrick, Estes. Camp Buckner served to fuse into a unified whole men from sixteen scattered companies. The Mortar, reflecting the topics and times of that fusion, was one of the earliest of our ventures in individual enterprise. Memories of cadet days, so ably collected in scrapbooks and photo albums and so completely mirrored in Pointer and Hoivitzer, have also found expression in our baby year- book. The Mortar rates as high in these memories as does yearling summer itself. The skills of journalism have been learned by experience in the past three years, but no one knows how indebted the class is to those intrepid pioneers and originators of the Forty-Niner theme who provided inspiration, ideas, and trained manpower for the more Herculean tasks of later days. 54 K,ivJit-rype Sumuhi. At Pkbc in con- ill lis iransitiol Wild more cicarli iontofiiiearlie)! f;, , McmoriB oi ,[boob anil ftint " , ,1, our bal ' v vhi- iCiiicnioriesaiJ« i lonraalisB lii« ,ii,o those i " " ' P ' ; 1 Roh: Marcsca, Ba-liwieser, Martin SF, Turiic-i BT, 2h Rw. Coolev, NoldJM, Garrett RR, Fox f RoKv Howard EB, Kurtz, OBrien RT, arke FP, White RA, Conn, Roberts LB, ayne. Ind oio: Hughes DR, Ramos, Shapiro, ,ge. ' ird Row.- Etz, Willcox, Leisy, Davis J, Rosen. 4rh Row: Underwood HP, Cassler. Row: Steel, DeMuro, Dirlces, Schmidt NO. HB, Truhin, Stephenson R V, Bashore jE, Gower, Rosenblatt, White SJ, Ivv. Increased interest in the knowledge and appreciation of art has swelled the Art Club membership during the past year, enabling the club to give instruction in silk screening, etching, drawing, painting, and sculpture. In addition, facilities are now available for education and production in artistic channels not provided for in our academic curriculum To members of the Camera Club photography is both an art and a science. Subjects are carefully examined with light meters, range- finders, and a critical eye. But the click of the shutter is only the beginning. The exposed film is rushed into the blackness of the club darkroom in South area to be coaxed with hope, faith, and perhaps even skill to a proud, final print. e:o " Hiiyne ' s Studio I i ina (committee Third hieuttnanti Now Schall iChiirman), Mr. Gatley, Gusiafson Beast Barracks had hardly been brought to its stormy close before the Ring Committee was confronted with the all-important task of deciding upon the Class Crest. After selecting the design which, in more ways than one, symbolized a class composed largely of ex-servicemen, the Committee was blessed during Doolie Yuletide with more than enough invoices and 14 karat liabilities to go around. One service stripe later found the Com- mittee making its choice of ring companies and by the time Spring of Forty-seven rolled by, every Forty Niner knew what 17 pennyweight felt like. In the Fall of Firstiedom, the big dav arrived when the mass of brass and glass was ours to keep — for good. With the Ring Hop that night, all Ring Representatives could breathe a sigh of satisfaction in knowing that the result of their labors would be cherished through the lifetime of our class. 1st Row: Spettel, Spillers, Schall, Cummings WA, Ogden. 2nd Row: Paden, Dalrymple, Schlos- ser, Bush WD, Poulson, Carey JA, Gardner, Stillson, Long HS. }rd Row: Owen, Hisken, Hen- dricks JR, Willson, Ware HW, Liichow, Sutton. |;Gkc itelik ikGli ■Hi (lis mi ■M I 56 c ctorc :• ' The Glee Club has furnished for its hundred-odd members many enjoyable hours of group singing during the past year. All who belong to this popu- lar organization find that it provides that indefinable " something " that makes life in the Corps more pleasant. As an indication of Corps interest in the Glee Club, there were nearly four hundred applications for sixteen vacancies in the group last Fall. Much credit is due the talented, JuUiard- trained director, Lieutenant Barry H. Drewes, who has given unselfishly of his time, patience, and skill throughout the past year. Among the many outstanding performances of the past season were the Cornell Concert, the Prudential Program, the traditional Christmas caroling, and the annual June-Week Concert. Lt, B.irry Drcwcs Directing 57 1st Row: Raiford, Coscarelli, Cunningham JW, McDonald RF, Eek, Dickson, Welch DE, Hansen RS. IndKoui: Wagner JE, Hannan GE, Olson JT, Triem, Sundlie, Anker, Evans, Nixon. ird Row: StefFensen, Carrithers, Deem, Reilly, Gordon WD, Richards. 4th Row: Newcomb, Dehn, Carlson JE, Boice, Monahan LP, Voiding, Kane, Guidroz, Post. The Cadet Concert Orchestra, actually two organizations formed about one common nucleus, was primarily a means whereby, under the expert guidance of Captain Resta, the members sustained the musical proficiency they had once worked so hard to acquire. As an orchestra, playing " classical music the Corps cannot help but love, " the CCO jumped from the near oblivion of the past few years to make several fine public appearances; while as a band, playing our football songs and marches, it not only con- tinued the Goat Band for the traditional Thanksgiving Day game, but also par ticipated in a number of Corps after-taps rallies. The Woo Poo Philharmonic C oncer Kyrcni edtru 58 The only way really to appreciate the ability of the Forty-Nine edition of the Cadet Dance Orchestra was to hear the outfit going through its musical paces. Whether easing the pain of Friday night suppers, playing at the hops or providing background music for delightful afternoons on the Area, the band always came through in big name fashion. The Orchestra concentrated on taking care of the musical tastes of the entire Corps — everything from waltzes through Kenton, with a number of original ideas thrown in for good measure. To name outstanding members would be to list the entire band, plus a crew of hardworking managers. IsrRow: Maihafer, McSherry, Grirtith, Slender, McDowell, Gorog. 2W Rouv Love, Schall, McArdle, Connell, Doughertv, Greenleaf, Brinkerhoff, Dickinson H, Stockton, Vlisides. 3ri Rou ' .- Stefanik, Jones WRD, Watson FN, Schopper, Shankle. csDebate L ouncii i Military Attachis ta the R.A.F. Colltgt 60 Trips to England, Canada, and all sections of the U. S. coupled with debates, discussions, and speech training at home kept most of the 240 members of the Debate Council both busy and interested. The year opened with a victorious skirmish at Oxford in England last summer and closed with a major victory in April when the Council played host to 34 top college debate teams in the Third Annual West Point Debate Tournament, the first and only national contest. All in all, this was a very successful year, and we had many good times in our efforts to develop our ability to think and speak effectively. , ; " ' ' ■■•■• " ■ i,i- " ' r- Jis £,lui! 1948-49 will long be a memorable year for the Cadet Radio Club. This past year, many refinements gave the club a new look. Under the energetic direction of Bill Schlosser, and with the capable assistance of the Post Engineers, the members raised a new tower on the 49th Div, acoustically panelled the club ceilings, installed a new television set, held contests in code and DX, set an all-time high in licensed operators, and accomplished many other scientific advancements. Individual proj- ects include everything imaginable along electronic lines. The national and international recognition of W2KGY, the " amateur voice of West Point, " in QiT, national amateur association magazine, parallels our esteem for the Corps hams. lit Rou- Ross JA (Secretary , H.insen RS ( ' ice-President;, Schlosser (President), Thompson FE (Treasurer). 2ti4 Raw: Mitchell JD, Shebat, Ivy, Dickinson DB, Kurtz, Sencay, Scholtz JC, Milliken, Lamar, Corley. 61 1st Row: Lt. Col. R. D. Meyer (Officer in Charge), Wilbur WH (Adjutant), Bowman RC (General Superintendent), DeGraf WB. 2nd Row: Hendrv JR, Sutton JE, Chandler M, Peixotto RE, Kurtz MK. 3rJ Row: York TR, Scheumann ' WF, Sampson DE, Ebner KR, Flinn RF. Slightly more than a year old now, the Model Railroad Club was founded to provide a proving ground where cadets could apply to model transportation and engineering projects the propositions and formulas of their technical courses. TfiJ)2sporti7tion Corps Utidngradu tes Junior Birdmen Bu2Z-zz-z — the Junior Birdmen are at it again. However, the pleasure derived and the technical training gained from a study of plane con- struction, motor functioning, and fuel capabilities compensates for the lost sleep of the non-flyers. 1st Row: Kurtz, Klemmer (Vice-Presi- dent), Jenkins JA (President), Kes- singer, Willcox, Williams TH, Loyd 2nd Row: Baker CT (Secretary), Krimen- dahl (Treasurer), Spillers, Semmens, Haggren, Underwood HP, Liddicoet, Morrison. 62 is a i fi 1st Raw: Wallens, Greenbaum, Psihas, Passmorc, Steinberg, Spiclnian. 2 ul Row: Galligan, Morton R Katz, Triner, Liebert, Peltz, Russell WB. The purpose of the Handball Club is to provide a stimulus and to encourage a reasonable proficiency in a sport which can be readily available to all men after graduation. A large membership and the great percentage of wins in a twenty-two match schedule are valid assurance that this purpose is being fulfilled. The courts in the West Gym are among the best available at any college, and interest is rapidly increasing from year to year as the game is learned, both as a part of the regular instruction and as part of the intramural athletic program. Here at West Point squash has, at long last, come into its own. Now a full-fledged corps squad, many of the best teams in the East have succumbed to the skill of Coach Nordlie and his " indoor tennis " boys. But the courts also serve the other members of the Corps in providing a place to practice a fast, interesting sport with the help of a capable instructor, and there are few afternoons when the de- mand for courts does not far exceed the supply. The Corps is glad to welcome the squash squad into the corps squad circle. May it always " roll the score way up! " Two Pair of Son Handi Keadyl i JB ht Row: Callawav, Stillson, Oliver C V, Hutcheson. Ind Row: Wallace JT, Ba.xter VH, Wilford, Mr. Nordlie (Coach). Plaving Middies In two years the Sailing Club has grown from an infant organization to a going concern. It has taken its position as a member of the Inter- collegiate Yacht Racing Association and participates in home meets and regattas at other member colleges. Besides racing in the Spring, there is opportunity in the Fall for Club members to engage in recreational sailing. fluKou. MLGurk. Vanston, Dow, Ennis, Fitzgerald 2tiJ Row Henrv RC. Shade, McCrum, Ryan JE, Chapman RW. }rd Row: Boag, Chandler MZ, Loper. 4t , Row. Peters, Raabe , No plact for a Wain Aided by company competition among the plebes during Beast Barracks, the Water Polo Club got well under way to a bigger and better season than last year. The men in the underclasses showed a great deal of promise and are rapidly developing into hardened veterans in the water. Though hampered by a lack of opponents, the club was quite busy with its informal schedule. 64 1st Row: Allison, Rosenblatt, Knittle, Sundlie, Dinovitz, Jov. 2nd Row: Loch- head, Erbe, Bolte PL, Wolf, Eller- thorpe, Milliken, Schoeneman. 3rJRow: Dosh, Irwin, Butler, Wagner, Johnson RL, Mackert, Herring. LfhFriJi jaiJance ( wtrfmaat I ' lJcnvoo ■mi Prin fiirposc is r " ■lotoiJi, K ' ' Miorgaiizatio " Ifroftlicb 1st Row: Ray M, Brian, Lodewick, joy, Malone, Cnttenberger. Ind Row: Hopkins, Scohcid, Culbertson, Puckett, Heard, Wroth, Hester, Nibley, Knight. 3»-( R«Kv Ache, Janssen, Price, Bates JO, Stumm, Leahy, Underwood, Magee, Carey, Coyle, Murphy, Major Smith (Officer-in-Charge). • f iRoK. Crocker, Lynch, West, Diinhar, Herbert, Underwood HP, Dunning, Day, Wilson. Each Friday and Sunday found the shooting members of the Corps at the range competing for places on the Skeet team. Under the guidance of Maj. Smith and Capt. Lee numerous improvements were made in the club. Bates, Lee, Ache, Magee, Heard, Birk, and Underwood formed the team which, against such teams as Har- vard, Princeton and Yale, made a very fine record. The Club " s purpose is to teach shooting and gun safety to the men of the Corps. I,t Row: U-e EC. i iJ Row: Achif. Magee, Underwood HP, Maj. Smith (Orticer-in-Chargc). 3r Row: Birk, Heard, Bates. s Jurin? i ) bv a lad o: T ji Lcop.nJ Skin Bo lit Row: Saxon, Roebuck, Judd, Wheaton JR, Levings. Ind Row: Green JH, Kinney, Wogan, Johnson MD, Lampros, . ull, Kirbv. The Weightlifting Club offers members of the Corps not only an opportunity to vastly im- prove themselves physically while cadets, but also a chance to learn the fundamentals of a recreation which will prove beneficial through- out life, whether they remain physically active or hold down a desk job. 65 ., A polished ham How can The Corps find enough free time to produce a top flight amateur musical comedy? Nobody knows the answer— not even the gang of 160 that staged FEUDIN ' N ' FISSION, The 1949 show. What happened between the completion of the story and the first performance best illustrates how The Corps pursues an extra-curricular activity. Musician, carpenter, actor, painter, director, electrician, and a score of other specialists were found or trained and within two months they were ready to present the spectacular 100th Night Show, a show that even Broadway and Holly- wood were to acclaim. Blue Kidgi F.D. 67 1st Row Garcia, Triner. 2r.d Row: Lombard RTMornson, RA, Johnsrud, Long L, Stephenson FA, Scholtz JC, Van Cleeff. 1st Row: VanderVoort, Smith CL, Chacon, ScholtzJC, Neal Mernan, Steinberg II, Dickens. 2n Row: Sencay, Green RW Breitwieser, Clarke JW, TuUidge, Campbell DA, Newton Harper, Giordano, Hoover. 3r( Row.- McCauley, Strider Borman. Some people just never seem to get enough; even after two long, hard years of academics they join a language club. But as a matter of fact " those cadets who actively participate in the functions of such a club will find the time they have spent an asset both to themselves and to the service. Through lectures, informal and formal discussions, movies, parties, and correspondence, members become more adept in handling a language that in later years of service may be an invaluable aid in relations with either a foreign enemy or an ally. Some of the men have been fortunate enough to put this extracurricular activity to immediate use on visits to the countries whose language they have been studying. Several groups have visited both Mexico and France during the course of the past year. 68 1st Row: Weber KB, Quinn EB, Council, McDonald JV (Secretary- Treasurer), Schuiz (President), Listro, Sanderson, Nicholson. 2«J Row: Abbruzzese, Hetz, Klie, Irwin, Willson JA, Walsh, Lynch RO, Singer, Benson, Koehler, Sailer, Stewart, Parmly, Wagner JE, Zabel. ird Row: Dickerson, Nickerson. I ' st Row: Smith DH, Casserly, Lt. Col. JE. Reynolds (Officer-in- charge), Werner, O ' Brien JE, Friedlander. 2nd Row: Bolduc. Stockton, Snoke, Henderson LW, O ' Connell, Wassenberg, McSherry. U h! ( -,-— JySwBHS« »i S j c .« i- c u if a Father Mooic and Father McCorniick Jfwis j Chapel Choir 70 Rabbi Kramer " ■JFm f T B H M ! i Religious training has always been a most vital part of Academy life and training. There are services available for men of every faith and each cadet is required to attend one of the three main Chapels. In the Cadet Chapel, Protestant members of the Corps sing in the choir, teach Sunday School, play the Chapel chimes, serve as ushers or simply worship in the congregation. The Catholic Chapel also has its choir and, in addition, cadet acolytes and missal readers. The Old Chapel in the North end of the post provides a place for the Jewish cadets to worship. The precepts of all three faiths help shape the characters of their communicants into the ideals of West Point. The Chaplains all take a very active interest in the life and problems of the Corps and the Chapels themselves are among the most imposing edifices on the post — ever-present reminders of our dedication to the service of both God and country. CaJet Ckipel Choir Ml . Mayer, Organist 71 , ILu. Rjiiios, HcndrKkson D, Brandon. InJKow: Hughes RB, Worknun, Ugg.tt RE, The Chess Club, expanding every year, provides that opportunity sought by the many chess enthusiasts in the Corps to maintain their proficiency by competition in local matches and in meets with clubs from other schools and from the metropolitan area. Well somebody do something! PUBLIC INFORMATION DETAIL Formerly called the Press Representatives, this group of 130 men of all classes wrote magazine articles, radio scripts and hundreds of releases on cadets and, in addition, acted as PIO " s on all cadet trips, and provided spotters at athletic events. f oi CS ' 72 s M IL VISION AND FORESIGHT . NE TRAIT which seems to distinguish great military leaders from mediocre soldiers is the ability of those leaders to look ahead, unafraid to execute the ideas born to genius. Victory in battle down through the centuries has been gained by those men who have utilized vision and foresight. Alexander, Hannibal, Napoleon, Lee ... all great generals, and all willing to try what had been adjudged impossible by others. Time has not altered the require- ment that successful leaders be men of vision. Today, graduates of the Military Academy are cognizant of the country ' s need for clear thought and decisive action. Training in the exercise of initiative and in the ability to convert plans to reality is among West Point ' s tasks. From those of us who now wear the grey will come the generals of tomorrow who will be called upon to provide the foresight necessary to guide the nation safely through her crises. I Ima Mater Hail, Alma Mater dear, To us he ever near. Help us rhy motto hear Through all the years. Let Duty be well performed, HONOR be e ' er untamed. Country be ever armed, West Point, by thee. Guide us, thy sons, aright, Teach us by day, by night. To keep thine honor bright. For thee to hght. When we depart from thee. Serving on land or sea. May we still loyal be, West Point, to thee. r:3 Vi V ' ML d wmL m f W J i Ti 7f fjm Kp ■■ ftj qifi f _i5 if hI ' ' ' YANKEE • ACORN Twelve hundred sleepy Forty-Niners ' meet- ing as a class for the first time in the War Department Theater — a short interval of muttered response from the tired group, sweating in their QM raincoats, and the Class of ' 49 was officially born. Now Pros- pectin ' Joe had been around; he came tough and seasoned from the Ardennes, the Bulge, and Iwo Jima, or soft and young from all the corners of the Union. Whether taking the oath for the first or second time he thought he was prepared. I was with Joe 1 i ¥i CORN LAFAYETTE and watched and felt his disillusionment came and he realized that no one can pre- pare for the roughest fifty-two days on earth. " It " ' started like this . . . " Drop that bag! " The Prospector obligingly dropped his bag and looked into the eyes of the man who was to convince him that the quality Chaplain Walthour said, " There ' ll be some changes made, Joe. " Suitarin madi li al !, ' kl :jlU £JS X.. 0. UR first days were spent get- ting acquainted around campus. These days were unique in that we got to meet everybody — all at once. The C-store hurled clothing and equipment at us, the tailors covered our steaming backs with scratchy gray wool and the bar- bers sheared so close we all took a size smaller hat. Fourth of July came and we all fell out for din- ner. Classic remark of the day. ••Am I glad bracing has. " After dinner the boom came down and stayed down. Joe was pretty punchy by now. In days without beginning or end he got concen- trated doses of close order drill, bayonet, calisth ' enics, tactical training and the system. Then one morning Joe rolled out at the usual hour r5;30) to the usual roar of drums, bugles, cannon and screaming plebes, it was . . . er H 0u Moving Day. This day to most of us was one of relative liberation. We moved out of Beast Barracks into our permanent company assignments and prepared for sum- mer maneuvers at Pine Camp. When Joe shifted his several hundred pounds of gear, with his neck well in, he found that life still wasn ' t a bowl of cherries. Two companies of late Forty-Niners stayed behind to finish out their New Cadet Training. To the first eight com- 4 panies, however, the two day trip to Pine Camp with a free evening in Cobleskill was pure heaven. On reaching summer camp Joe had talked to the folks long-distance, and crawled out of his beast barracks shell to establish friendships with his classmates he ' d never break. Feeling infinitely more a man and a soldier, Joe tackled a prac- tical schedule of applied tactics (maneuvers), field sol- diering; got fat on P.X. hoodie (it ' s possible after Beast Barracks); and loosened up for academics. Learning what we were supposed to do Paradise — Pine Camp style . All present. Sir €!e u HAPs We ' d been losint classmates regularly since the first days of Beast Barracks but in academics we experienced the " most unkindest cut of all. " Getting used to the academic system was another rough test of Joe ' s adaptability ... a test which made or broke him faster than any other. The technique of holding a slide rule and meter stick in one hand (manuals and problem pamphlets under the armpit) and plastering knowledge gleaned the night before on the blackboard with the other was at first incomprehensible. When and if Joe learned this he had ' em licked. Miners fp blind Iv since the adcmics wc « of all: ' Vasanotlicr test whicti other. The meter sticl ■ Ladies ami GnitUnmi ,the United States Corps of Cadets ' During the long months from September till Christmas when Joe was getting a double- barrelled blast from the Academic and Tactical Departments and large doses of the plebe system, the football team was his only friend. The Team, besides being the best in the nation with Forty- Niners like Bryant, Rowan, Gustafson and Grim- enstein, gave us a chance to laugh, yell, see a little of New York and do some prospecting in the field of feminine companionship. They made the days shorter and the weekends worth waiting for . . . thanks for the memories. Big Rabble. Joe Mt, I The rabble leaves To w K,: ' 5ii wi .sv if ' 9 " N re •. ' ♦ t -. f i -Jc nU 0 }T fRO lU 86 4 % ' : V • I a in the storm of ChrUtntas at We _, , ,.„ .,,. «e Plebe Year. U ' , r h tun . . for ve found out ho d at the Point ' ' Tadet Hostesses, the A how bard the Cadet r rose and begai torg .,HtV,eim-taUem-- „,,,,, race o . ..veatV — ;,,,,.„ Veat. HOP -- uard vho turned bis I Before our aroma reached the Waldorf As a plebe Joe hardly noticed the Gloom Period. By way of explanation this period (from 2 January to Hundredth Night) is a luxury indulged in hy the upper classes who have come back from Christmas Furlo ' toface the gloomy prospect of five more months of academics. To Joe, who had neither time nor means for such indulgences, gloom denoted no change. He merely hiked up his trou, took a reef in his chin, and endeavored to ride out the rest of the storm. An Army Day Parade in pouring rain added to the misery, but the ice had been broken and the Spring buck-up and Drill Season began. S.I. ' s and blue-slips fairly filled the air, but they had lost their sting. Joe could have used a transition period to pre- pare himself for contact with civilization again. But June Week started out like Beast Barracks with clothing formations, equipment displays and other almost forgotten soirees. Wc en- joyed so much doing these things for the last time that the disciplinary effect was totally lost. Nothing on earth could penetrate Joe ' s thick skin now that he had beaten Plebe Year and felt furlo ' drawing near. We felt a thrill of pride and relief on Alumni Day as the gradu- ates, young and old, marched across Diagonal Walk to Father Thayer — we had completed the longest, hardest stride to their ranks. Our favorite rtcrtation The big day had come. Joe had been prospecting for eleven months and today he was to make his first strike. In one last furor of bracing Joe danced through Gradua- tion Parade. Back in the Area things had changed — men he swore he ' d never shake hands with slapped him on the back, stuck out an ungloved hand and said, " Good work, Joe. ' ' Joe shook ! Then our prospector struck gold in his new gold insignia and new ties of friendship. The hats of ' 46 filled the air and Joe headed for 28 days of home. 92 k ' momtnts at huckner . ■ ' 1 1 3 i W " li V Jrfw Crf?« Buckiier born Buckner will be remembered as one of the most pleasant experiences of our four year tour. Joe came to this beauti- ful mountain-lake camp (termed Rest Resort for Aged Plebes) in the mood for a good time. Plebe Year memo- ries were already fading due to the salving effect of a 28- day furlough. He got his good time and he also received training that was never again surpassed in excellence of presentation or in practicality. On one of the few solemn occasions of our stay the camp was dedicated to General S. B. Buckner — killed while in command of the 10th Army on Okinawa. It was fitting that we should receive our initiation into all branches of the ground forces in a place dedicated to a man who gave so much for them. With this inspiration and marvelous surroundings, Joe had to do a good job. Tanks on duty — thii off duty 94 f .._...;.■: . _ . .JS. - -I bu»1 ] ' fH ,.S f IJ .} -- - Wmn ' ' - 1 i ' i l ijMEI -fl L ' . ' -TIW J mi ' ' ' .•. ' " ' k. - - ' ' iH ' ' ' " " ' Hl jdS__-J — , n« gnp " j ' i l fe:. . . S LJM - • --ic ? u The ole swimtain ' hole Except for the day we cooked our own food in Q. M . training (Joe, what you did to those 10-in-l rations!) we ate well. Although we were inclined to treat eating as a new experience and overdo it, the good hours, rough and tumble athletics and first experience with the M-1, but omtbo,h iuid J,, Army-type horse kept us in good shape. Realistic attack problems, amphibious assaults and house-to-house fight- ing enhanced this conditioning and necessitated an extra charge in the loudest reveille gun in the world. 95 During the week Joe was busy fulfilling Buckner ' s purpose— learning the capabilities and missions of all ground branches. The working day was filled with groaning and sweating as he learned to put various field and anti-aircraft pieces into position, rolled in the mud of the rifle range and muscled out medium tanks. But the day was over at 4:00 P. M. and Joe was free to fish, canoe, swim, knock the tennis ball around or explore the hills with his femme. On the week- ends Buckner, USCC, became Buckner, Up State Country Club. Picnics and campfire sings with girls, many of whom were to become a permanent part of the Class of ' 49, gave Joe ' s summer a cozy, al- most collegiate atmosphere that is unique at West Point. The hops, although viciously competitive, were held in a beautiful pavilion projecting out over the lake while the moon rose over Chapel Point nearby. It was a good summer. Colonel Red Reeder, and a pleasure to serve under you. r possibles All this, cind more, m Bit ' cha didn ' t hit hi. W, hcrned Mut jrttlltn, too 96 The gray wool of the academic uniform and poison-ivy from Buckner mixed with violent results for a few days after returning to the Point, but soon we were moved in, saddled with an astounding num- ber of books and settled down. This was no ordinary year. The new Corps organization, the experience of having Plebes around and the roughest academics of them all meant more adjustments for Joe. One thing remained wonderfully constant — that Army Team. Tht Siipt ' s on! 97 Another victorious football season passed by, Christmas Leave went too fast and Joe soon felt the full blast of the Academy ' s number one character builder— The Gloom Period. This is a period of raw weather, raw nerves and mortal combat with the Academic Depart- ment that doesn ' t abate till March winds melt the snow and Spring Vacation pervades the air. It is also a frame of mind, though, and whenever Joe wanted to come out of his shell he could find pleasure in the fine skating rink, in the ski slopes or in following the rugged Army winter sports competition. Titanic bridge struggles raged in every division of barracks; it was room against room and class against class with Culbertson taking the count in the final round. Ycvlmg boodle fight Yoji too lun hi jn F. 0. One gun-metal gray morning Joe made his daily 3-minute bell motion (out of bed, across the frigid floor and up with the windows). Amazingly, his fingers didn ' t stick to his locker and he felt no frost- bite in his toes — it was Spring! Excluding the Spring buck-up, benev- olence seems to overflow when the ivy creeps out. The Spring ' aca- tion and the informal Moo Hop (by invitation of the Cow Class) were signs of it. Even the Field Arty let us shoot up their ammunition vainly trying to hit the Academy. A dry string if you ' n lucky uouna man 5 fancu turni to . . . FLOWERS After the MT G Department broke out their portable transits and started the Plebes hiking around the Plain and the fight for the Spring Drill Streamer began, Joe got his Furlo ' fever under control and prepared to muddle through the last hard weeks of Yearling academics — with the added compensation of warm weekends to look forward to. 100 ■Hm,- cm I fim! . GIRLS! Sh s found htm at the Wa dorJ The high spot of these weekends was usually roughing it with his femme on the rocky, well-defiladed Delafield picnic sites. The trailblazer appeal of these places was terrific and many were the happy hours Joe spent there with his pioneer girl — soaking up the atmosphere of campfire smoke, burnt hot-dogs and open-air singing. It was one of the few ways he could escort without wear- ing a stiff collar (sounds negligible, but after 22 months the old Adam ' s Apple gets pretty sore) so it was with real regret that he had to tear himself from those beauti- ful rocks, put on the Iron Maiden and go to the Hop. Thus ended the year of severe academic growing pains; Joe didn ' t mind. 101 One parr parade, one part sack ■r i (S d m but It wtll never rep act the airph For two years Joe had stayed in one spot yearning for the life t)f a gypsy; Second Class summer he got it. The Air Corps Trip to air bases all over the Southern U. S. made Joe an airborne gypsy seeing the world through the back doors of a C-82 and living out of a B-4 bag. Joe ' s money ran out about the second week away from West Point, so his parents (God bless ' em) had to bear the brunt of his broadening travel. From Texas to North and South Carolina and irginia Joe was given the inside story of the USAAF. In addition to new appreciation of the scope and possibilities of air power, Joe came back with many new friends and a profound respect for Southern hospitality. A Howitzer salute to the soldiers and citizens of the South who gave up much to give us a good time. " This, ffnthmtn, is an air pi ant " New this tvire goes he T ' - Thf) were different from Yankee women. " AIRBORNE TRAINING Demonstration stjittid, post! out of he As a part of the Air Trip the class stopped at Fort Bragg, N. C. to spend a week with the 82nd Airborne Division. Contrary to the general trend of the trip, instead of observing Joe participated in such paratroop activities as chute packing, calisthenics, jumping from towers, loading cargo planes and the actual jumpmastering of paratroops and loads. This was the most vivid, realistic training Joe ' d had to date and outstanding in it was the fine esprit of the men of the 82nd who volunteered to make extra jumps for his benefit. To have a man step into a thousand feet of air at our command was a humbling experience. 107 After initial amphibious instruction at Little Creek, Va., Joe joined the Middies aboard an aromatic troopship for that gay epic of salt-water, sweat and diesel oil — Camid II. Numerous assaults, demonstrations and regurgitations later, Joe had acquired new insight into amphibious operations and a reinforced desire to stay in the Army. " .a If i m 9 » K» • ■ ' -« U th nHH mi Aa % ji The weekend of the Penn Game was a Forty-niner show. As a class, Joe was in command at a football game for the first time, with ex- clusive rights to the cheering, marching and loafing. More than anything else, the spirit of the team made the weekend a success. Army drew a line on the field that day that the highly-rated, vengeful Penn team could not pass and fought them to a 7-7 tie. With buoyant spirits Joe then donned his civilian clothes, met that very best girl and took a whirl at the City of Philadelphia. It all ended too soon, however, and Joe came back with the usual heavy heart and light pockets. iliow.Asaclis, ' ! nnic, wilt (1- h- More till tbd a ™eii,vcnjtfiii {■Willi buoya itven-l CO JeJ too soot, litart and lijli THANKSGIVING 1-2 drags pro if ' -. ■■ r .1 . Otn pace forward — march Star man gets education From January to June Joe had three weekends away from cadet gray that gradually eased him into First Class Year. Of these interludes Long Weekend was the most memorable for its warm Spring nights that enabled Joe to get around and finish off the last traces of his cash reserves. iiiijiiitttt I. .•••«• . • M • .1 • ••«» «• w .« N M U •« ; « I • ■iiMait in cadet )f these :s warn « ttr .A x. ■!••;;;;; ,.iii:.itn! • M ■ »» H ' « f, r» o MfA the pli Every effort was now being made to prepare Joe for First Class Year command and especially for the more immediate summer training in which he would become the instructor. Having been on the re- ceiving end of his training for three years, Joe needed this period of transition to build confidence in performance before large groups of men. For this purpose programs were arranged in which Joe con- ducted Plebe Physical Training, gave training lectures and took saber manual combined with command voice practice. Despite this pertinent and interesting activity the call of summer furlough was quite universal — that drape shape waiting for him in the civilian clothing room. Efenbocly a first CLiptiim 116 Buzx hoys % i y ■St Class Yea: w iraimni; OT OB ik re- tbispcrioJot ifff groups 01 iicll Joe (OD- rts mi look DcspiK ihb fuiloujll KJS 1 ik civilian : ' t m ifcjt i Joe watched the Class of ' 48 go, heard the wedding bells ring, and mournfully con- templated another year at the Military Academy. But with the dawn of a new day spirits rose, and he vaulted into the air in his trusty Flying Boxcar for education in branch selection. Wright Field, Ohio, the first stop, displayed not only the inside story of Air Force research but also very gracious hosts and the finest Officer ' s Club seen to date. A return to the Ft. Bliss, Texas area included a tremendous artillery demonstration by the best cannoneers in the world. Juarez, a phenomenal five- minute rain and an excursion into the unearthly realm of guided missiles at White Sands brought a new poignancy to the trip. A quick hop across the Deep South to Ft. Benning where the modern infantryman displayed his firepower punch, followed by a short visit with the 3rd Armored at Ft. Knox spelled the end of the tour and . . . FURLOUGH!! m ' iW - ' : -.X ==,. ' » ' -i tr r r r 5 , , • " ;r .Us Morfime drill M.-1 in.uructiou 120 Takt Haums ' I BuilJing and running the machine that w(hi1i.1 turn out well-Dricnted plebes was the headache of the Beast Details and one which gave Joe a chance to assess the vast quantities of patience, foresight and cooperation necessary to a successful training operation. Joe worked hard for his " return engagement " and by the first day of open season on plebes he could afford a little just con- fidence (though who was scaring whom around the campus on opening dav is still debatable). The First Detail tjuickly swung into gear knocking the rough edges off and the Second Detail returned from furlough to finish the job. The old " beastie " died hard in that orgy of blistered feet, heat prostra- tion and poison-ivy locally known as the " PLEBE (deadbeat) HIKE. " .- . ' ■ , I ' .irJ uuitrr Gmt hip thwk offom-yiars ag The 2130 compejtn meeting 121 Rip thf coach ' Now here ' s the poop- During the summer of ' 48 a small group of Fortyniners descended on the Replacement Training Depots of Fort Jackson, S. C. and Fort Knox, Ky. to act as Second Lieutenants in Recruit Companies. This guinea pig group, a cross section of the class, fast made a reputation for efficiency, hard work and interesting instruction that spread throughout their posts. The " blackbelts " as they were called, in giving instruction were actually receiving the most practical training of all Fortyniners — post-graduate work! This transition step between cadet and officer status was a welcome experiment and a wonder- ful confidence builder. 122 Not iWv on tht rnht: There were the harassed cadets of the Beast Details, the black-belted terrors of the R.T. Depots and then there were the contented wheels of Camp Buckncr. Nothing more need be said except that these happy lads, selected to fill various staff and instructor positions, received and expedited their excellent opportunity to mix pleasure with work in Yearlin ' Heaven. " Eln itim m°, rmgc—n, mo yards. Out roinuL lock iind loud ... " - v- 123 h tL Ss Iimer Workings ,inJ Hulileii Mtch.n Rtiiiiy, Admtnistniti When Joe assembled himself after a summer devoted to leadership training in widely scattered areas, he found his role in the Corps cut out for him. He would never again be out of the saddle. With the responsibility for smooth run- ning of the Corps directly on him, it was a case of lead and lead well — with emphasis on Military Psychology and chain of command. If Joe ever thought he could slide through First Class academics and graduate on the basis of accumulated inertia, September was a discouraging month. 3 II • « ; s| |ri I I II II I || il M . r liiii 1 r 1 124 Hlt With six subjects and the greatest collection of books the C-Store Library ever furnished (for a small fee) Joe found the battle was half won when he could match the right assignment sheet to the right book and hnd his place of instruction. About November he got time to notice what he was studving and found it downright interesting! With this revelation he entered the eternal struggle for tenths with a little more gusto, continuing till Christmas with no casualties. Troop Leaii Nl, I M). u-hjt hit kinds wthax The Fortyniner struck gold again on that warm September weekend he got his class ring. Next to graduation, this is the most awaited-for event on Joe ' s calendar of conquests. The ring and what it stands for is really all one gets out of West Point that other colleges in the land cannot offer. Joe took this occasion as a solemn rededication to those three powerful words handed down from the past, now cut in gold to be carried with him always. After the formal Ring Ceremony in Cullum Hall, in many secret coves along Flirta- tion and around Fort Putnam other ceremonies were taking place in which that best girl became the only girl — from June to Forever. 126 ItODjoc ' s : took this is ' «S-.Vter JogFlirta- With real regret Joe witnessed and participated in his last football season at West Point. In the deepest penetration into enemy territory. Champaign, Illinois stood host to half the class and a victorious Big Rabble. In a season of bone-cracking football the Illinois game was outstanding with Army ' s ground attack at its precision best. The other half of the class watched a real thriller in Philly, the Penn game. Field Marshal Galiffa ' s forced march with a bullet pass coup de grace turned the tables and brought down the house with seconds to go. j ! e k First Class Privileges for most of the Class meant a slow return to social cir- culation (no change for the unsmothered few ) after three years of a relatively monastic existence. These privileges, trivial to the outside world, were avidly lapped up by Joe. Even if he never got a chance to take advantage of them, it was nice to know he could take off any weekend, go skating Wednes- day nights or use the gymnasium after supper. Life around the Academy became pleasant — yea, almost collegiate! Now if there were only some way to do away with academics . . . How jipod wcektnds bcpn 128 An cicnni in the first cl iss club JH . a . — ■ t J . M - ' " « I ' m just wild about Harry Inauguration Traveling bv Pullman the entire Corps moved into Washington for the 1949 Inauguration Parade. Up to the parade itself the trip was a dream of sacking opportunities interrupted only by meals. At parade time there was a rush to ranks followed by the usual three hour wait and very unusual hour and one half march. The clamor of loudspeakers and multi-rhythms from many bands supported the column on a tide of confusion — as far as the reviewing stand. At this point dead silence reigned (with the exception of one faint drumbeat 120 degrees out) and the Corps, with both feet in the air, passed in review for their Commander-in-Chief. My, My, Nate the diffemice . CP ,( V " 0° Z ' .,a ..o-. V ; f.c It has been said that graduation for a First Classman at West Point is the greatest demotion he will ever receive. If this be so, it is also the hardest worked for, most happily received demotion of all time. June Week and Graduation, with the grand mixture of relatives, fiancees, parades and hops, will go down as the happiest twister Joe was ever in. Now he could show the folks what he had been bragging and complaining about all these years, from the view at Fort Put to the inner- most torture chambers of the Academic Department. He could pin those gold bars on and marry the girl who had waited for him. The Fortvniner had made his last and best gold strike. fi a udihn sP „c x-° „o ° 5 f « « , r ' ■ » • HEALTH AND ENDURANCE N THE FIELDS of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days and other fields will bear the fruits of victory. " MacArthur said it and to him the Plain was what the playing fields of Eton were to Wellington. The health and endurance and the physical coordination that led the armies of democracy to victory over tyranny were gained by a drop kick rather than a goose step. The fitness and stamina so necessary for a combat leader have always been a prime concern of West Point but these essential qualities have been emphasized through the medium of typically American competitive sports. If every cadet is not an expert athlete, the Master of the Sword has at least assured him the training and conditioning without which he cannot survive to win on those " other fields " of battle. For training in physical efficiency and clean sportsmanship, athletics has an importance second to no other activity at the Academy. Bavard Bradley Bullock Corsen Crall Ford Gerometta Gillespie Gillette Gustafson Hammack Hartinger Hendricks Henr Kessler Ogden Rowan C Rust Scholtz Sheppard Steffv Sylvester Townsley Wagner Wagner Wentch 9 ' - ]! % 1j , 4 5 VR 22:|.72 79d 3 5 70.45 26- i 1st Row: Mr. Fryermuth (Trainer), Egbert, Bradley, Marley, Allen, McEnery (Captain), Bullock, Ford, Lange, Hartinger, Rust. 2nd Row: Lunn, Gerometta, Bundy, Barton, Travis, Scott, Hendricks, Weaver, McGill, Preuit, Tate. Ird Row: Meyerhoff (iVIanager), Hilton, Todd, Murphy, Lamdin, Nutting, Sickafoose, McCrane, Howell, Trent, Feir, Croonquist, Lindeman (Equipment Manager). 4th Row: Lt. Col. Spragins (Officer-in-Charge), Zagorski, Paden, Fastuca, Nelson, Easley, Mala- dowitz, Smith, Sachers, Dowe, Mr. Touchstone (Coach), Cape. Boiling (Coach). When J that Ball? LACROSSE i Gerry Scoops Captain McEnery and Coach Touchstone We 15 Rutgers 1 Mt. Washington Club 3 16 Swarthmore 17 Syracuse 11 Duke 9 Johns Hopkins There ' s a For J in Hif future LACROSSE They We They 3 10 University of Md. 1 Club 3 12 University of Va. 2 4 7 Penn State 1 5 10 Princeton 7 4 9 Navy 10 11 5 Mt. Washington Club 2 Bowing to Johns Hopkins and Navy, Army lacrosse had little trouble rolling roughshod over eight opponents to post the season ' s second best college record. Paced by team captain " Mac " McEnery, Boyd Allen and goalie Jack Rust, the defense was tireless; while up front, Hartinger, Scott, Lange, Marley and a host of others made sieves of the enemy. Virginia, the only new name on the ' 48 schedule, was thoroughly shellacked— Duke led at the half but the Rabble then scored 7 to gain an 11-4 victory— the Hopkins game at Baltimore was lost in two overtime periods— and the most amazing performance was against unbeaten Maryland. Most exciting game was Navy, a see-saw in which supposedly superior Army lost 10:9— greatest upset was a 5-2 trouncing of Mt. ' Washington. 139 r . : V--5 m m WBwmm ' ■ ' . • %uf,, f Another for Brad Rusty stops one »«l» ' ■ ' ' •♦ ■ F- rniSSi: Social Climber Mr. Novak (Coach) and Charlie Nash (Captain) 111 Row: Sgt. Poore (Trainer), Cerow, Scholtz, Dickinson, Harrold, Pohli, Rawers, Sylvester Packer, Fitts. Monahan. 2iiil Row: Lt, Col. Hillberg, Farrell, Hall, Kessler, Hammack, Brown Nash, Graf, DeArmond, Etz, Wagner, Mastaglio, Mr. Novak (Coach). }rj Row: Lt. Col. Lewis Lt. Col. Safford (Officer-in-Charge), Green (Manager), Austin, McGuire, Wilson PW, Thompson Wilson GF, Hoffman, Greer, Lewandowski, Stridcr, Gillespie, Steffy, Ronald, Eastman, Capt Van Shoick, Lt. Col. D ' Arezzo. 4rh Raw: Bastar, Peltz, Scott, Tilson, Henderson, Buckner, Novak Smedes, White, Marsh, ir j Row: Roth, Lee, Ford, Crichton, Caursen, Rapp, Coughlin, Swett Baird, Overton. TRACK Blackjack After a long indoor season, Coach Novak ' s team warmed up with the Seton Hall and Penn Relays before rumbling through Columbia 101-39. When the team posted a 73-67 win over NYU, intercollegiate champions, as Sylvester, Rawers, Kessler and Wagoner all scored, the season ' s outcome was certain. With Thompson and Bastar, Army missed upsetting Yale by 1 6 point in the heptagonals. Rutgers was routed 122-18 for the largest margin in Army track history. At Navy, 1949 captain Jack Hammack broke the meet and Academy records in the 440 while the Nash, Farrell, Brown, Hammack combination took the mile relay. Scott, Packer, Scholtz,Smedes and Gillespie all helped give us a 77-54 victory over the Midshipmen. Next stop . . . Pcmi Relajj I : wool A P»D,,1 Jo«njon i TRACK Penn Relays 3rd Place Hurdles- -Sylvester 4th Place Half-mi e— Nash; Mast; Brown; | Hammack 4th Place Pole- Vault — Bastar Army 101 Columbia 39 Army 73 N. Y. U. 67 Heptagonal Yale 43 21 30; Army 45 16 30; Navy 2 22 30 Army 122 Rutgers 18 Army 77 Navy 54 142 H ' ■ ' the greatest of lUise Young man tn a hurry Top of the heap Army ' s entrance into Ivy League baseball was marked by victories over Princeton, Cornell, Harvard, Brown and Penn. Of league members, Yale and Navy alone topped us, placing Army fourth of ten in its first league year. Army played ball of nearly professional excellence and Coach Amen again provided his infallible strategy. We lost to Yale 1-0 in a terrific pitching duel in which Army got six hits to Yale ' s four and to Navy 10-0 in a game which featured a home run with loaded bases. The Army-Navy all time score now stands at 23-18 in Army ' s favor. 144 ]ommf,oul , %a ' j ' ©- Captain — Kobimon I„ Rou Chapman Ware, Bobby Higgms (Bat-bov), Hardaway, Galiffa. Stuff. Ind Rou,- Ogden, Wagner, Lobe, Robinson (Captain), Bierer, Irons, Mackmuli. }nl RlHinchfon Olson, Suttle, McCarfhv, Conover, Metzger, Dolan, Marks. 4rh Row.- Ufner, Magruder, Gabriel, Dielens, Genuano, Cosentmo, Me.kle. BASEBALL ]Ve They We They 13 Hofstra 4 4 Williams 1 10 U.S. Merchant Mar. 1 Columbia 2 4 Wagner 3 3 Princeton 10 Wesleyan 2 12 Cornell 6 Rutgers 9 8 Harvard 2 9 Panzer 3 12 City College of N. Y. 9 7 Swarthmore 5 1 N.Y.U. 2 2 New York Giants 7 8 Brown 2 6 Villanova 4 7 Lehigh 2 1 Temple 2 Yale 1 8 U. of Pennsylvania 1 7 Maryland 10 6 Lafayette Navy 10 Connie ' s Catinouba f i I Ml] Mack Iroi 146 I Behind the tight pitching of mound aces Conover, McCarthy and Bierer, the slugging of such long ball hitters as Robinson and Mackmull, the virtually flawless fielding of Wagner, Suttle, Stuff, Dielens, Galiffa, Dolan and Ufner, combined with " Big Jim " Iron ' s catching, the Army team turned in its usual fine season — winning 17 of 24 starts and allowing its opponents an earned run average of only two runs per game. Dirt y work 147 rT " 0 T B A L L Lift to Right: Lt. John F. Green, Assistant Line Coach; Mr. Clarence F. Boston, Assistant Back- ficld Coach; Mr. Paul J, Amen, End Coach; Col. Earl H. Blaik, Head Coach; Mr. Roland Bevan, Trainer, Mr. Sidney Gillman, Line Coach; Lt. Robert J. St. Onge, Assistant Line Coach; Lt. John E. Sauer, Backfield Coach. Sitplitiw Tactics, Stratc , and Logistics Yoenian, Capt.; Col. Blaik, Coach; Kemblc, Mgr. 148 n »r 1st Rou:- Kcmble (Manager), Parrish, Rawers, Henry JR, Barnes FG, Yeoman (Captain), Stuart, Bullotk, Kelicr, Fl-it, Millig.m E uipnient Manager, 2ml Row Kaseman, Gillette, Vinson, Abelman, Howell MD, Fastuca, Galloway, Gustafson, Green JF. W Row: Henn, Kuckhahn, Scott, Martin JW, Fischl, Stephenson, Lunn, Depew, Shellev, Foldberg. 4rh Row: Ackerson, Bashore, Watsev, Vannov, Mackmull, Irons, Smith RR, McCrane, Henrikson. th Rok ' . Trent, Elmblad, Kulpa, Bretzke, Kuyk, Dielens, GalifTa, McDaniel PB, Maladowitz. 6th Ro« ' ; Gabriel, ' Shultz, Davis BL, Cox, Aton, Kellum, Cain. I- " " 1 ill 1st Row: Murphy JM, Heit, Monfore, Armstrong, Tate, Hoffman, Boyle, Hartinger, Lay, Cox CJ, Hammond LH. 2iiJ Raw.- Dille, Dunbar, Johnson RF, Pazderka, Gradoville, Hoffmaster, Bryant CE, Dickenson, Rust, Bell CH, Rowan (Assistant Coach). }ril Raw: Gorski, McCov, Miller VB, St. Mary, Stannard, Reed IB, Storck, Denman, Shibata, Bryant GW (Assistant Coach). 4th Row: Winfield, Strealdorf, Rupp, McGann, Ballard, Nance, Trompeter, Hastings, Hartnett, Pfeiffer (Manager). ith Row: Nutting, Sines, Gordon, Lutterloh, Hinds SR, Michel, Anderson RD, Weber RI. RABBLE ' S TOUGHEST OPPONENT B SOIAD Maj. Stevens, B-Squad Coach Seven victories, one defeat. That ' s the 1948 recor d for the team that daily plays the toughest outfit in the nation. An opening victory over the post eleven was followed by successive triumphs over the J.V. squads of Brown, Harvard, Cornell, and Syracuse. Two fourth quarter scores were not quite enough to overcome a 20 point deficit and the Penn J.V. handed " B " squad its only loss, 20-14- The victory march resumed against Rutgers and a 21-12 victory over " C " Squad brought the season to a successful close for Coach Stephens and assistants Goble Bryant and Rip Rowan. Strong line play by Rust, Murphy, and Heit, Lay ' s signal calling and Hartinger ' s 58 yard touchdown jaunt were game highlights. Chasini Littlt John Harvard Vvoi Sa ina M CLiu ' irif, Wildcat Coach Blaik, with new assistant coaches Oilman and Boston, unveiled his 1948 Black Knights against highly touted Villanova. These able mentors left no chinks in the Knights ' armor, however, and the Wildcats limped home after a 28 to pasting. Army, with separate defensive and offensive units, wore down the visitors in the first half and came back to trounce them soundly in the last half with Stuart, Cain, Foldberg and Scott bearing the brunt of the attack. October began with the Rabble spanking a determined Lafayette 54 to 7. Outclassed all the way, the Leopards succumbed easily to Army ' s powerful attack paced by Cain and Stuart while their own offense was ably thwarted by the Cadets ' rock-ribbed defensive unit. o Landing Gear Was Up . 4- " Returning to Michie Stadium after the Illinois venture, Army overpowered a valiant Harvard eleven. For thirty minutes the sturdy Cambridge lads matched the Cadets point for poin t and the half ended a 7 :7 stalemate. After the intermission the Crimson was rocked by two quick Army scoring thrusts spearheaded by Stephenson. This 20:7 lead was pro- tected victoriously by Aton, Howell, Bullock and the rest of the Cadet defensive stalwarts. After the Cornell fracas, the all-winning Cadets toyed with winless V.P.I. After being deadlocked 7 to 7 the Knights then piled up a 28 to 7 halftime margin. Coach Blaik emptied the bench to no avail as the Gobblers were swamped under a 49:7 deluge. ini te cb Defensive Vlatoon ¥ unctions na ciiirv ihoi tniira| Civun, il Stuart Leeds This Vannie Seven of These That Day 152 ■ ' " ? thrusts ii was Ilocic After the «ith winless ' the :nii iihe Facing its hrst major test, Army trekked westward to meet Illinois. In the first half the Cadets threatened to rout the apparently outclassed Illini by rolling to an impressive 20 to 7 margin. This early onslaught featured brilliant running by Scott, Stuart and Stephenson. After adding a third period score the Knights weathered a savage aerial barrage which netted the Big Nine entry 21 points. The struggle ' s end found Army 1 yard short of a touchdown to seal a convincing 26 to 21 triumph. Making their first trip to the shores of the Cayuga, the unbeaten Cadets did battle with unbeaten Cornell. Steamroller in Actiou Primed lor Battle After sixty bruising minutes Army remained unscathed by grinding our a 27 to 6 victory. With Stephenson and Stuart chewing up the yardage, the Rabble moved relentlessly to a 14 to 6 halftime lead. In the last half the gold-helmeted juggernauts added two touchdowns while Howell, Bullock and Vinson led in stifling the Ithacans ' scoring efforts. 153 Festivitus Btgiti The first Saturday in November found Army again in Yankee Stadium, but this time confronted with red-clad Stanford Indians rather than the green-jerseyed Irish from South Bend. After ten minutes of combat it was even more obvious that Notre Dame was absent as the Rabble tore into a two-touchdown lead paced by Stephenson and GalifFa. After Mitchell, Stanford ' s most potent operative, was injured the Coast lads yielded another touchdown and a safety. Following the intermission Army ' s two- platoon system began to take its toll of the tiring Indians and the Knights rolled relentlessly for three more scores with Stuart, Schultz and Cosentino carrying the touchdown packages. Just before the final tally Stanford reached the Army five only to be repulsed as the impenetrable defensive platoon defended Army ' s awesome 43-0 lead. Thi Party ' s in Full F ing hidiatj Itidecision 154 niHc ■ ' tiff than 1. After fokvioiis ' It tore rd the iafov, wo- tirin? G. . «M„A - «, ' . . «, »«»■ F »r the H.,ml e After the Stanford massacre, the Knights jousted with once-beaten Pennsylvania. The Quakers took an early 7-0 lead after collaring a fumble on the Army 14. Moments later Scott fled 48 yards to knot the count. Penn struck next, quickly converting a fumble from the Cadet one. Stuart then took the ensuing kickoffand spurted 105 yards to again deadlock the game. Late in the third quarter Army drove to a third score with Bobby Jack Stuart going the last six yards and Bill Yeoman missing the conversion to make it 20 to 19- Army ' s undefeated record tottered as the Cadets took over on their own 26 with less than 3 minutes left. But the Black Knights rose magnificently to the task cut out for them and marched 76 glorious yards with GalifFa firing to Trent for the score that snatched the game from the brink of defeat. Qi aker Turning Mo 155 Undefeated Army entered Municipal Stadium a 20 point favorite over winless Navy. But the Middies hadn ' t read the papers and roared 72 yards into paydirt to lead 7-0. Stymied until the second period the Cadets then marched 55 yards to tie. Army took a 14-7 halftime lead after a 54 yard march featuring a 50 yard GalifFa to Parrish aerial. In the third quarter Navy ground out 80 yards to score. ;th vard «lth(; last- uadcrl U as I Grinding into Crabtown ' s Biuk-yard Army then took over on its 34 and ripped 66 yards to vault back into a 21-14 lead vsath GalifFa scoring on a boot-leg. But the inspired Sailors would not be counted out; taking the kickofFthey blazed 50 yards to the tying touchdown. Army ' s gallant last-ditch efforts to roll to a winning marker failed and the Middies held the ball as the titanic battle ended 21-21. Trapped ; Jim Toes it Downfield 157 17 15 Y i 20 i 25 Vt ' i 6 .{Mi ' s Pp .-M B5 T 23 V, 30 19 21 Sta icaso " even jndasma COOSl Ara( 1st Row; Mosny, Galiffa, Barnes, Rawers (Captain), Shepherd, Boydston, Wagner. 2W Row: Arganbright (Manager), Hemenway, Chapman, Griesinger, Foldberg, Barry, Mr. Mauer (Coach), ird Raw: Means, Sanders, Harman, Fischl. BASKETBALL BASKETBALL We They 60 Union College 45 42 Brown 47 35 Pittsburgh 42 57 Yale 71 72 Williams 45 69 Lehigh 51 68 Swarthmore 58 54 Pennsylvania 60 Games to he played: Rutgers; Columbia; Harv Fordham; Villanova; Dartmouth; Princeton ard ;N Colgate; vy. 158 Rawers (Captain) and Mr. Mauer (Coach) H ' ccUn ' W,nm-:,f Starting slowly but gaining momentum as the season progressed, Army ' s basketball team gained an even split in the first half of their schedule with three wins and as many defeats. Center was perhaps the Cadets ' strongest position with Jim Rawers, captain for a second successive season, ably backed up by Bud Shepherd. Frank Barnes, a consistent scorer on his long set shots from outside the key-hole, and lightning-fast Milan Mosny teamed up at guard with Bob Sanders and Ward Hemenway furnishing the support. Up front, Dick Wagner alternated with Tom Boydston at one slot, while Arnold Galiffa held down right forward. K-e-a-c-hf » The Boys in Action Galif Racks Two u Crime Pays — Us 160 I n t r a m u r a I s BRIGADE INTRAMURAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SPRING FALL sport 1 1 ' nii er Sport H ' t mer 1 Crew M-2 Football M-2 1 Soccer D-1 Lacrosse 1-2 Softball L-1 Tennis C-2 Tennis K-2 Track Golf F-2 I-l 161 Just like the gurJell The " intra-murder " call to battle renewed the struggle for athletic supremacy. Weights and sizes were evened by fighting spirit. Razzle-dazzle football appeared with comforting showers for some, stretchers for others and glory for all. The lacrosse boys wondered why the Indians used both tomahawks and lacrosse stic ks — the effect is so similar. The golfers explored the rough of the new course while the tennis players became so proficient they could play doubles without endangering their partners. 162 Winter forced acrivicv ro indoor courts for the fast action of basketball, handball, and squash. Knockdown and dragout devotees focused their talents on boxing and wrestling. Came the spring and the young man ' s fancy turned. Many collected skinned shins and assorted bumps and bruises playing soccer. Others found crew was strenuous work and far from pleasure cruising on the Hudson. Softball approached the national sport by its frequency of hot arguments. Throughout the year, spirited competition bordering on mayhem predominated. 163 Austin Bowman Callawav Cars well Craig Cumnung DeMuro Donohoe English Finley Finnegan Hayes Modes Howell Huber Jamison Jartman Johnson Maihafer Marley Marx Matthews McMulien Mechling Nelson Norbv Olentine Patterson Pollin Puckett 1949 MINOrJ LETII T ElTERMEN Mr. Lavender (Coach), Hiestand, Moran, Caldwell, Szymczyk, Sternberg, Kiernan. GOLF We GOLF They 6 Swarthmore 3 3 Yale 6 3 Williams 6 4 5 Colgate Amherst 5 4 1 Navy 8 Mr. Lavender, Coach, and Bill Caldwell, Captain 165 VH P Pfc M v m ' 1 w iF f " m ' wH ttgmm Iv 1 mm Wm Army ' s golfers, paced by Hickey, Hiestand, Caldwell, Simpson, Chandler and Balmer have done a fine job within the limits imposed by lack of practice greens. With the help of the new coach, Mr. Tex Lavender, the Rabble was moderately successful, beating Swarthmore and Pitt but losing to Navy 8-1. i TENNIS Ahly led by Captain Bill Dougherty and Charlie Oliver, one of the finest tennis players yet seen at West Point, the netmen climaxed a season of 15 wins with an impressive victory over Navy. Oliver ended the season with a brilliant percentage of .950, dropping only one match to William and Mary and furnishing a flawless exhibition of tennis ability. Jim Stillson, Harry Maihafer, " Bo " Callaway and Jerrv Lauer all completed fine records in their singles spots in a season well stocked with such formidable opponents as Williams, Yale and North Carolina. In the doubles matches, Oliver and McMullen provided consistent wins along with Dougherty and Joe Love. Stillson and Callaway rounded out the team with the strong third combination. Top — Goitli»ian ' s game Ceiittr — Brill: Jilt bjcklhnhl Isr Row: Truesdale, Watson, Love, Lauer, McMullen. 2« Row: Gaver (Manager), Callaway, Oliver, Dougherty, Stillson, Maihafer, Mr. Nordlie (Coach). 167 Isr Row: Guion, Davis TG, PoUin, deCorrevont, Marley (Captain), Mr. Palone (Coach), Genuario, Whiting, Jenkins WH, Garrett LJ, Sabel. 2iid Rati ' : Rasmussen RJ, Driscoll, Samotis, Hammond CW, Spragins, Yacker, Mechling, Neal, Foster GE, Anders (Manager). 3rii Row: Wardrop, Novak, Nelson EA, Patterson LS, Mather, Lamp RJ, DeArmond, Hergert, Faurer, Arantz. SOCCER Two heads are better tha Enemy Defer 168 J.Silel. Coach Joe Palone ' s soccer team cannot boast of a very impressive vvon-lost record for the 1948 season. However, the fact that Army was frequently outscored does not in the least detract from the splendid ability and spirit exhibited throughout the season by the entire team. Even though captain Ted Marley was hampered by injuries all vcar, he and his teammates fought magnificently against such teams as Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Temple only to lose by the narrowest margins. Twice the Cadet hooters shook off the bonds of defeat and bad breaks to tie Dartmouth and Penn. Waldrop, Genuario and Novak gave stellar performances in every contest. Since the nucleus of this 1948 squad was underclass. Army can look ahead to successful soccer in 1949. Functiomng Fullback • SOCCER We They 1 Swiss-American Soccer Club 3 1 Cortland State Teachers 2 Penn State 2 Israeli 9 2 Yale 3 Harvard 3 Cornell 3 I Princeton 2 1 Dartmouth 1 Temple 5 2 Penn 2 169 GYMNASTICS West Point ' s airborne athletes handled opposition with a finesse indicative of many gruelling afternoons on the apparatus. The team experienced no difficulty with early opposition and even when the honeymoon ended in the form of the Syracuse Club, Maloneymcn continued their winning ways. The club was especially strong on the flying rings — Captain Jamison stealing the show. Coach Maloney and the team worked hard and results show their effort. GYMNASTICS We They 76 Lock Haven 20 65H Panzer College 30 o 38 Syracuse 38 Events to be played: Springfield College; Delaware; Penn State; Temple; Navy; Eastern Intercollegiates. 170 with the greatest of ease , i ' ' mmmsmgi The Biz Red Shows With One Hand, Yetf 1st Row Cragin Smith MI, Brunson, Jamison (Capt.), Ma]. Maloney (Officer-in-Charge), Mr. Maloney (Coach), Modes, Knapp. 2ml Rour Creuz.ger (Mgr.), Henney FA, Steph- FA, Witson FN, Pigman, Hampton, Finnigan, Lunger, Williams, MackenzieTR 3rd Row: Gividen, Hinds WM, Johnson MC, DeMuro, Morton, Whistler, Hayes ET, Guild. r ■•i«(i|..-s . - H w 1 X i glUllJ l gi c i £ riHlll Hv % ' HRH +-- f ' m flHHsJ s J 1 — 1 ' v H % • A t ?V - :•. ' 1ft ■•• ' e " CROSS COUNTRY The Field ' s Narrowed Army can well be proud of Coach Novak ' s cross country team for their record of impressive victories this year. By winning all their dual meets the hill and dale runners have shown their heels to the best opposition in the East. The season was highlighted by victories over Columbia, NYU and Manhattan, last year ' s intercollegiate champions. At the Heptagonals in New York, the Cadet harriers scored a double-barrelled victory by not only winning the meet but also sinking the Navy with captain Tom Strider leading the Army runners home. During the season the course record here in the hills at West Point has been shattered twice by the diminutive Lou Lewandowski, who deserves much praise for his top-flight performances in the dual meets. Supporting Lewandowski and Tom Strider was a quartet of fleet underclassmen: Glenn Knauer, Jim Thompson, Gail Wilson and Chuck Farabaugh. After such a splendid season, we can surely look back with pride on our 1948 cross country team ' Ijt Row: Delano, MacKenrie TR, Wilson GF, Thompson JM, Lewandowski, Knauer, Erbe. 2nd Row: Mr. Novak (Coach), Lt. Col. Safford (Oflicer- in-Charge), Vandenberg, Wood WA, Gillespie, Strider (Captain), Corrigan, Marsh HG, Wainer, Lt. Col. Lewis, Kessler (Manager). lit Row: Grugin, Hunt, Hayne, Lampell, Kintz, Legget, Croan. 2nil Row.- Cummings, Thomas, Parmly, Trubin, Willerford, Buck, Turtle. }rd Row: Granger (Assistant Manager), Robertson, Smythe, Carswell, Huber WE, Underwood, Bowman (Captain), Shankle, Remson, Wilson RM, Matthews (Manager), Col. Weber (Officer-in-Charge). FENCING Prc-mutch Poop from the Chump The 47-vear fencing record — 177 wins, 69 losses, 7 ties. To maintain and brighten this record has been the pleasure of Coach Joe Velarde and his crew of sword swingers. The veteran Army squad lived up to pre- season prognostication — except, perhaps, in the Brooklyn College fiasco. Captained by Dick Bowman, the club featured such ace mask men as Barney Cummings, Oliver Parmly, Jim Kintz, Bill Tuttle, Chct Trubin, Bill Huber, Russ Leggett, Matt Lampell and George Smythe. The Corps has good reason to be proud of its fencers — they are masters of the sword, each and every one. Sqaate Off, Brotht 174 B.ig IWmnmg by Bill Krlliim In this corner we have the Cadet boxing team. Coach Billy Cavanagh is no longer at the helm — a new chief, Coach Herb Kroeton, has taken command, but the team and its new coach took to each other from the start. The veterans were led by Monfore, voted outstanding boxer in the 1948 Eastern Intercollegiates, Kellum and Bitzer. These oldtimers were augmented by Tiger Howell, fighting for the first time since Plebe Year, Joe Thompson, Dan Brooksher, Doug Stickley and six very Watch Thct Left Scoii ;.( Row: GiMart, Herring, Robinson, Picrcu, Hammond. liiJ Rou: Bitzc-r, Latlcur, Gilbert, Sticklci , Putkctt, Thompson jj, Fullerton, Howell, Monfore. ird Row: Henry D (Manager), Mr. Kroetin (Coach), Vander, Kellum, Griebling, Waddell, Sine ' s, Hastings, Mayfield (Assistant Manager), jester (Assistant). 4d Row: Hartnett, Scott S, Lodewick, Shine, Cunningham J, Milam, Sprague, Leffler. promising boxers up from the ' 48 Plebe team: Scott, Robinson, Cunningham. Lafleur, Herring and Hastings. The club started well with an exciting victory over Michigan State and continued to plow through opponents with an occasional jolt but an aggressive spirit. Puckett (Captain) and Mr. Kroeten (Coach) WRESTLING WRESTLING We 1 H Brown 8 i 22 Coast Guard 6 i 28 Springfield 7 ■ 6 Penn State 24 Matches to he held: Lehigh; Columbia; Harvard, Pennsyl- | vania; Yale; Cornell; Eastern IntercoUegiates. j «1W 1 1 1st Row: Elliott, Smith JS, Milliman, Sibbles, Betts. 2riJ Row: Wasson, Brian, Ivy, Otis, Raabe (Capt.), Cunningham, Allan, Bush, Nicholson. irJ Row: VanderVoort (Mgr.), Olentine, Bardos, Mulder, Smith GC, Davis, Lange, Stewart, Wilson, Maj. Buckner (Officer-in-Charge). 4th Row: Vlisides, Brewster, Nabhan, Dougherty, Dixon, James, Fern, Summers. Once again a top-flight club has emerged from the grunts and groans of the gym ' s wrestling room. Under the expert tutelage of Coach Appleton the grapplcrs have continued their winning ways despite unfortunate injuries and graduation losses. Great credit, of course, goes to such outstanding contenders as lightweights Ivy, Otis, Brian, Fern and Captain " " Legs " Raahe; middleweights Nabham, Allan, Milliman, Olentine 176 Pre-cinlts Weirm-ltp Coast Guard S.O.S. and Mulder; heavyweights Lange and Davis. Crushers Bardos, Wilson, Smith, Stewart, Bush, Weyand, Wasson and Cunningham kept the squad on edge, some- times replacing the favorite on the strength of outstanding midweek performances. There are few Academy sports that require such a rugged training schedule and produce such constant wins. 177 HOCKEY Mr. Patton (Coach) and Austin (Captain) ;j Row.- Ward, Wardrop, Mechling, Capt. Austin, Donohoe, Miller W, Moss. 2WKok ' .- Coach Patton, Kuyk, Poulson, Davis CC, Miller F, Norbv, Harris, Johnson R, Morrison, Graham, Johnson M, Depew, Bonfoey, Dunlap, Milliken, Weber, Lauer. . ie «[! w«.i«»« n »ntfi X K. i Mf)(f, goa ie extraordinary In spite of the loss of many good men as a result of graduation. Coach Patton did a grand job. With veteran lettermen such as Norhy, Davis, Kuyk, Moss, Donohoe and Austin, he built up a hard-hitting, fast-moving, hockey-minded squad. The scoring punch of the Black Knights, Norby, Davis and Kuyk, was a constant threat while defense was very capably and efficiently handled by Donohoe and Captain Austin. Highest tribute must be paid to Goalie Ray Moss whose outstanding net play often contributed the margin for victory. Always ready to take over were the reserves — Depew, Bonfoey, Milliken, Poulson and Mechling — the necessary depth to take and deliver rough punishment. This season ' s Army hockey was once again marked by aggressiveness and the conquering spirit. HOCKEY We 5 Brown They 3 3 Princeton 1 4 New Hampshire 3 12 Lehigh 5 Middlebury 3 Boston U. 2 2 4 Games to he played: Clarkson College of Tech; Yale; Harv Williams; Hamilton; Dartmouth; Royal Military College. ard Colgate; 179 PISTOL ' Itt Row: Walls, Holmes, Ashkenaze, Roloff, Massen- burg, Peters, Leach. 2nd Row: Stephenson, Mitcham, Lehner, Chandler, MacLach- lan, Dariand, Rhodes. }rd Row: Maj. Radcliff (Officer- in-Charge), Stone, Shebat, Slay, Jackley, Eek, Selleck, Geatches, Rollston. succc intense in I Cli MichieSi hr Row: Howard, Byers, Wroth, Flinn, Reybold, Cortner, Pattitlo. liidRow: Ray, Craig, Kurtz, Hervey, Matthews, English, De Graf. 3 v Row: Lt. Col. Murray, Barnett, Wiles, Meredith, Clement, Hunni- LUtt, Bolduc, Ferguson, Werner (Ass ' t. Manager), Rank (M.inag:-r). iilinijl I RIFLE 180 Under the leadership of the new O.C., Major Radcliff, the Pistol Club has been inspired to one of its most successful intercollegiate seasons, characterized by intense intra-team competition and daily tiring under match conditions — the results having been shown in the early- contests with Cornell and Princeton. In the Spring the Club moved outside to complete its new range behind Michie Stadium and to practice with the .45 Service Colt. Major RaJ tiiir- IHkc.-in-Ch. rue and LthriL-r ' Captain 1300 1347 1337 PISTOL Cornell Princeton RPI They 1173 1237 1176 1321 Camptire CI ib 1254 Miers to hi bild: U. of Mass.; Midhattan Pistol Club, Merchant Marine Academy; RPI; Coast Guard . ' Kcademv; Navy; Cornell; U. of Mass. Even as the season opened, the team was looking beyond Navy to the Intercollegiates. Led by its captain, Amos Mathews, the team presented an awesome display of power to its early opponents. Mindful of the Navy and Maryland blight on the record of the ' 48 season, the squad members tended more toward determination than over- conhdence. From the " Golden Bullet " awardees-- Bill DeGraf, Lucien Bolduc and Al English — through the newest recruit on C-Squad, all were working and looking for a successful season. We 1411 1406 1394 RIFLE Fordham Cornell C. C. N. Y. They 1317 1368 1367 Miets to hi htld: Penn State; Triangular: Maryland, M.I.T., Army; Rutgers; U. S. Coast Guard; Navv; Columbia; Eastern Intercollegiates. Matthews (Captain) and Lt. Col. Murray (Officer-m-Charge) Squeeze jiiiiimi, And If r Cold. loo. . now on the nixt divi . On the way—S flash: We SWIMMING They 44 Brown 31 40 Dartmouth 35 39 Williams 36 15 Yale 60 62 Fordham 13 Miets tohi held: Swarthmore; Colgate; Pr Harvard; Pennsvlvania; Navy; Columbi collegiates. inceton; Lehigh; a; Eastern Inter- Bottoms Up: . wg ! 4 i 1st Row: McCutchen, Johnson RL, Niedringhaus, Lamdin, Rogers DL, McDaniel. 2nd Row: Lochhead, Herte, Smyly, Craigie, Townslev, Irwin, Rowell, Haves JG, Howard FE. irdRow: Stewart, Best, Tullidge, Wood S, Hoffman WH, Bolte, Rogers RJ, Col. Shana ' han (Officer-in-Charge). 4th Row: DeArmond, Knittle, Brown HG, Harvey, Prosser, Sundlie, Mr. Chalmers (Coach), Wentsch. SWIMMING Mr. Chalmers (Coach) and Townsley (Captain) " All right, boys, take your marks. " With that the swimming team went into action. Lochhead expounded diving scores. Craigie led in the distance as Rowell sprinted for the finish. Iron-man Smyly pulled another out of the fire. Wentsch ate before meets this vear. Captain Townsley needed a bigger nose clip. Irwin dived and turned. Lamdin was a Gravel Gertie. Prosser was a lawn mower, power driven. Howard took one up and Rogers dropped one in. Allison and Hoffman cut up, not Hayes and Steuart. Wood, McDaniel and Bolte matched out. McCutchen, Herte and Best swam for it. These were the swimmers. They say it takes swimmers to make a team, but let them tell you it takes a coach. And they had a coach, one of the best, in Chalmers, Together they were the ' 49 swimming team. 183 Capt. Jamar iXoach; Scrohccker TMaiiagen, Ingram, Baker, CT; Murray Singleton, MH; Hall, Brown, VS, Huber, LK; ' Cartain " ) HOWARD L. STROHECKER and W JAMES F. SCHMIDT, EJ Jors fcTli. ' ' ■iJW ' ' V- ZS Si :i: i£.aie «t»f?rW« S v? WILLINGNESS TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY V±L (TKOS -LEADERSHIP IMPLIES responsibility— responsibility for persons led and for actions incident to leading. History has proved that all great leaders share those traits already pronounced: devotion to duty, zeal, vision, foresight, and endurance. A man is chosen to command because he has demonstrated that he possesses the qualities and attributes recognized as being mandatory to sound leadership. But his being chosen to command is an empty gesture unless he also demonstrates that he is willing to accept the responsibility implied. An able person serves his people and his country only if he is willing to serve them, and only if he accepts the mandate extended. Responsibilities in the Corps are preliminary, but necessary ante- cedents to that serious responsibility which the graduate accepts when, upon completion of his apprenticeship at West Point, he accepts his commission as an officer in the United States Army. T Xhe -he Corps! Bareheaded salute it. With eyes up, thanking our God That we of the Corps are treading Where they of the Corps have trod — They are here in ghostly assemblage. The men of the Corps long dead, And our hearts are standing attention While we wait for their passing tread. We, sons of today, we salute you — You, sons of an earlier day; We follow, close order, behind you. Where you have pointed the way; The long gray line of us stretches Through the years of a century told, And the last man feels to his marrow The grip of your far-off hold. Grip hands with us now, though we see not. Grip hands with us, strengthen our hearts As the long line stiffens and straightens With the thrill that your presence imparts. Grip hands — though it be from the shadows — While we swear, as you did of yore. Or living, or dying, to honor The Corps, and the Corps, and the Corps! The Late Bishop H. S. Shipman, Former Chaplain, U.S.M.A. i ' K . ' Brigade Staff Hp HH Kl 1 ' ■ ii;,w ;i«i|f Lift to Kight: Burckart, Dougherty, Lauer, Crawford, Marder, Whistler. First Regimental Staff Lcfi 10 Rif ht: Boltc- DE, Kirkpatrick, Feir, Henry. FIRST REGIMENTAL Battalion Staffs Left to Right: Smith MA, Maurer, Wood JC, Mueller. Left to Right: Carvolth, Albert, Smith VC, Mclntyr FIRST CLASS — 1st Raw.- Mathews AC, Feir, Appelbaum, ScholtzJH, Forrest JF, Coursen, Luzon, Spillers. irdRow: Williams MW, Hickey, Lamp RJ, Krimendahl, Orton GS, Byrd. 2nd Row: Ross MC, Nelson RC, Harris LE, Graham GD, Patterson LS, Toomey, Hunnicutt, St. Clair, Gillespie. July 1945 — The mob assembled, each member a leader in his own field — In a corner, wearing his green eyeshade, beneath a mask of imperturb- ability sat Schnutz, softly discussing the prob- ability of filling an inside straight — skulking in the sinks, Red Williams, ace con-man — he was to prove there was " honor amongst thieves " — in the Fieldhouse, Buzz plodded round and round. 1946-47 — Order emerged from chaos — The A-1 mob began to expand — Les got an " in " with the social clique — Harry muscled in on the newspaper racket — M.C. blossomed into an operator of high caliber — On the rifle range, Gunman Mo shamed the FBI — The Law was stymied by George ' s and Sam ' s recurrent escapes by the " tangency of their teeth " — The Tomb amazed all with his bravery, ( (DMIP S SECOND CLASS- ;.r Row: Gallagher NA, Shrevc, Reidy, Fve, Zavitz, ]ohnson RL, Thompson FE, Lockc-rman, Lounsbury, Kuyk, Cody. 2W Row: Butler CL, Irwin, Matthews JS. )rJ Row: Barry TM, Robinson R V, Cronin J. 4th Row: Ross EC, Hetz, Hinds SR. 5th Row: Bean, Cornay, Newton, Henn, Boydston, Truesdale, Wyrough, Skove. THIRD CLASS— ;.if Row: Ackerson BA, Odderstol, Lewis JB, Parks NL, Snyder HW, Rose EG. 2 iil Row: De Ramus, Semmons, Hemler, Wiles, Gordon jB, Allen RC, Bretzke, Atkcson. 3rd Row: Ritter GG, Isaac, Perry. 4th Row: Breakiron, Winner, Lackman, Lutterloh. FOURTH CLASS— 7j Ro« ' .- Irvm, Cooke JW, Maddocks, Clemen: JT, Piske, Hulley, Beard. 2tiJ Row: Elmore, Wetzel, Mallard, Donnelly. 3 v Row: Knight O, Naber, Biddle. 4th Row: Burke, Neely, Stebbins, Holt WA. 5 . Row: Swatt, Hcgberg, Pafford. 6th Row: Moran OA, Willis RS, Hannan J A. " One thousand, two thousand, Gee-zepeezy " — Shuffles, Perry, and Joe champed at the bit, " Dry heat, that ' s what ah likes! " — Geisler-type law- yers were confounded by Syl ' s arguments — Uncle Dud adopted philanthropy as a front — Diabolical machines were invented by Dave — The Saint cased nearby banks — Doctor Lou became re- nowned for his loquacious patter — Par scooped the Corps with his purty moll — Buzz plodded round and round. 1948-49— The gang took over— Russ became the Brains, his right and left hand men, Mo and Jack — Officer Hightower was met and subdued — The Bemidji Badman and the Whale playfully twisted a drainpipe for laughs- Bat and Da Horque were a bulwark against fellow travelers — High good-natured " Esprit " devel- oped — We were a unit! June 1949— Finis! The great A-1 mob has scattered — May it be long and well remembered ! Lt. Col. Schellman, Lamp Without doubt the peak year of B-Inc. was 1949. The hierarchy labored long and hard, but there was more than work; there were laughs, levity, and long days. The Corporation president smiled behind his long jaw; looked at the new manager, fairhaired T.G. who smiled back and rustled a sheaf of papers marked Corporation Privileges. Through the departments the wheels turned. In the main office a Kansas voiced New Jersey Rube stumbled through Lacrosse sticks and beauty con- test pictures; the shy Baltimore executive only blushed. In the office above, printer ' s ink, poop- sheets and grilled cheese merged in a noxious mess as the Louisvillian cried plaintively, " B-O-U-R-B-O-N " ... The syndicate rolled on, being stamped with the indelible marks of all 3 LV FIRST CLASS— ijr Kow: Marley, Ware WO, Bell CB, Sickafoose, Hardaway, Weart, Horton. hid Kow: Martin SF, Thompson JJ, Woods DR, Deem, Van Westenbrugge, Fritz, Bolte DE. ird Row: Brunhart, Turlev, Bamford, Bradlev, Eaton FN, Barber SL, McMullen PC, Magruder. 4rh Row: Wogan, Drummond, Judd. V 4 ' i Z Y- ! fj Ci p A y ■ h a SECOND CLASS— i r Row- DcArmond, LopL-r, Ja.klci, RolIiih, HL-k, Rapp, Coscarelli, Trefry, Smyly, Michel JD, Baughan, Crist. 2,id Row: Eastman, Parsons, Abbru zzese, Bloss. rd Row: Drurv, Edwards RC, Henry RF, Barr ' RN. 4th Row: Klie, Weber KB, Monson, Worley, Hall JR, Yeo- man, Sharp JW, Lorette, Fogarty. THIRD CLASS— irf Row: Remson, Harman GL, Baird HH. 2nd Row: Rachel;, Woodson WB, Harriss BM, Tennant, Moffat, Szvmczvk RA, Peltz KW, Dosh, Chandler DF. 3iW Row: Gayle, Thorsen, Young JR. 4th Row: Knight AR, Custis. 5th Row: Starrett, Granicher, Lowerre, Ballard, Rupp. FOURTH CLASS— iw Row: Sullivan JJ, Wessendorf, Fiala, Michel JA, Griffin AC, Hermann, Lynam. Ind Row: Durie, McCoy RE, Robinson FE, Carabetta. ird Row: Alexander, Kronlund, Moseley. 4th Row: Vukelic, Turner RC. ith Row: DeAngelis, McClung EB. 6th Row: Grossman, Carroll KA. 7th Row: Walhvork, Sears. whose hands helped it on its way. Joe Thompson plugging Lacrosse; Stu, palate in hand; Fred Deem still upright and going after the tenth mile; Dog trading another herd; the Count flashing his diamond; Fritzie with the splintered end of an oar; Inscrutable Anyface with leaden guidon ex- tended; Woody administrating; Shmo Joe fight- ing for holster time; Dave with Stars and Stripes in his eyes; Clyde " Eli " Bell, contract score pad in hand ; The Merg executing all, pacifying every- one; Van ' s Basso Profundo; Al reading Consumer Report and Pravda; Doug breaking hearts and golf clubs; Tommy pushing stars; Fred Eaton spreading the Gospel; and Sick still asleep on the desk. These were but the ripples on that very deep sea of friendship; fathomless for life; passage free anytime. We ' re all glad we can sail it. Hardavvay, Lt. Col. Syr FIRST CLASS— ij Row.- CalKiwav, Pingitorc, Workmgcr, Black, Howell MD, Hale, BonJurant. 2ml Rou: OdcU, Maughmer, Kirkpatrick, Wilbur, Jenkins VH, Olson RH, Robison. }rd Raw: Coghian, Ellerchorpe, Bradley RL, Wogan, English, Braun DV, Carroll WA, Schall. l " V We 49 ' ers were just finishing the last real plebe year when C-Co. took the double shock of mov- ing to former runt barracks and acquiring the Hub. The repercussions left our ranks depleted but the gaps were filled by reserves called up from four companies. Because of our ragged start we weren ' t an integrated unit until the end of Cow year when the ball started rolling as we sallied forth to meet the rigors of the " young soldiers " as the dreaded " Black Belts " of RTD, frolicking yearlings at Buckner or on the Lollypop Brigade- nearer home. We survived the summer of ' 48 and emerged bloodied but unbowed. We realized that we were taking our last football trips and our last cadet furlough, seeing our last 100th Nite Show and finally it was here — June Week ' 49. C-l ' s men SECOH Vth,. 196 SECOND CLASS— if? Row: Davis BL, Hergert, RossJJ, Smith OS, ManiDii, Mitchell CB, Ebner, Wood S, Higgins, Sloane, Vlisides. 2nii Row: Ferguson, Page. 3rr Row: Morrissey, Love. 4th Row: Reed RD, Wallace J, Pigman. 5th Row: King DB, Shaffer JR, Daugherty, McCrane. 6th Row: Schira, Wheatley, Steinberg WA, McCollum, Fooshe, Fuller, McCormick, Austin TA. THIRD CLASS— 1st Row: Hilty, Canham, Herring, Carlson GJ, St.Marv, Ross JL, Denman, Foldberg, Kasun, Stephenson FG. Itui Row: Otten, Givens, Welch RE. 3rd Row: Lombard HW, Irving, Cooper R, Lukcrt. 4th Row: Knittle, Headlee, Mintz, Zuravvski. FOURTH CLASS— 2,rr Row: Harris JR, Hickisch, Bulger, Keeley JB, Smith DS, Ackerson RL, Erdle. 2W Ro»v Jenkins EM, Reaves JB, Zwicker, Mclnerney. }ril Row: Peters AC, Semerjian, Gilbert EA, Comstock. 4th Row: Linther CJ, Asensio, Lehan. 5th Row: Bovard, Toepel. 6th Row: Richardson DB, Conner M, Burns. Lt. Col. Hinkle, Callaway of ' 49 defy poop-sheet classitication so let ' s do it logically — by shoe size. We start at 81 2 with " petite feet " Jenkins. Skipping to 9H we find " Smirk, " " A-jax, " and Bob Black. The happy lO ' s include " J-Square, " " Redman, " and Kirk. 103- is most popular — Baldy (I never study) Robison, Ollie and Bill Carroll, Pasty-Face, Mr. Broon, Happy Howard, and Joe (Buy it by the case) Pingitore. Size 11 brings R.B. " Batts-to " Nelson, Macodel and Bill " Right-o " Wilbur. One more notch to 11, i shows Frank " Hori- zontal " Bondurant, Alhe " Dimples " Hale, " Ti- ger, " and " Little Joe " Henry. Finally, responsi- ble for the high cost of shoes, Fred (Front view only) Maughmer and " Shaky " Schall. Those good old days are just memories now but we 49 ' ers of C-1 will always cherish the lasting associations of the past four years. (P-a-(e®MlP s l ' ( SECOND CLASS— 1st Row: Gilbert HA, Lind, Gatley, Cannon GC, Wood AL, Stanton, Roush, Bell CE, Fette, McCoy HE, Vannoy. 2W Row: Keller, Coffin, Camp. 3rii Rou: Shaffer GB, Schopper, Kuckhahn. 4t } Row; Jones CQ, Brandon, Watson JW. 5rb Row: Franklin, Henrikson, Weber RI, Johns, Gard, Barker, Bell GW, Duncan JC, McBridc RD, Fife TW. THIRD CLASS— ijr Row: Mulder, Baird WJ, Meighen, Aaron, Anderson LA, Lichtenberg, Robertson, Coughlin PA, Matnev. InJ Row: Powell, Willis EM, Scruggs. irdRow: Hastings TH, Maynard, Phillips WC. 4th Row: Ewing, Vanderberg WE, Monsos. 5th Row: Depew, Milburn, Handy, Boatner. FOURTH CLASS- ;j Row: VanWvk, Kimmel RG, Yarbrough, Hodgskin HL, Mueller RW, Milner, Derbes. ' 2W Row: Baker RJ, Hoenstine, Stokes, Speir. irilRow: Walter JN, Reeves, Baldner. 4th Row: Loeschner, McKelson, King RB, Humble, ith Row: Haskell, Deiss, Craig ME. 6th Row: Briner, Good , June Week 1949 marks the end of the third year since the Corps reorganization and also the suc- cess of an interesting and widely heralded experi- ment. The original cadre of the new company D-1 was selected in 1946, primarily on the basis of good looks, superior intelligence, athletic ability, and outstanding character. The identical yardstick has been applied to all plebes assigned to us ever since, and has resulted in the model cadet company. Scientific research conducted by our Company Scientific Research Officer revealed that 99.328% of the college women polled would rather drag D-1 cadets than any other brand, while Tactical Officers everywhere agree that D-1 represents the ultimate of military virtue. But we, too, have had our ups and downs — perfection itself may become a flaw. Once in a while our in- termurder teams lost and sometimes we even Lt. Col. Tavlor, Williamson 198 FIRST CLASS— lif Row- Holt jH, Teecc, Agnc-vv MJ, Grcenleaf, DoughL-rtv, Jamison, Williamson DHjr, 1ml Row: Hubtr WE, Gardner WA jr.,Tobin, Mcclc, Penington WR, O ' Brien PR Jr., Maurc-r. ird Row: Marshhurn, F.igg, Suantz ' , Guthrie-, Oem, Pollm, Giiyton, Dickinson H. made mistakes at drill. When our plebes were gross, they were very, very gross, but when they were good, they were perfect. We do nothing half way. Hardships and quill only strengthened our resolution and company spirit. We survived the Trousers Blitz on Black Wednesday in earlv September, and turned out for subsequent dinner formations ready for Saturday Inspection. Our star men (we have more than any other company in the Corps) sometimes went notably deficient, while our goats, at irregular intervals, turned in 3.0 ' s. Supremely confident, all of us turn our clean-cut profiles toward the beckoning honors of a new year, proud in the realization that we are, or were, members of the hnest company in military history. lD)-a-®®MiP S FIRST CLASS — 1st Row: Oliver CW, Cox CJ, Day SS, Ryan JE, Trieschmann, Saxon, Brian AB, Stillson. 2 id Row: Oberst, Kinney, Dtlts, Lee CB, Dederich. irdRow: Maihafer, Johnson FA, Stukhart, Vollmer, Wallace JT, Erbe, Fife RL, Vargovick, Wood JC, Fitzgerald, BurckartJC. E-1 was hardly the paragon of icy Prussian mili- tary efficiency. On the contrary our individual mediocrity is what made us the smoothest run- ning company in the Corps. We had a slight taint of indifference about regulations, but by pulling together under the able leadership of Charlie, the Cows and Yearlings pushing now and then, we ran the maze successfully with the aid of Lt. Col. Zehner ' s fatherly advice and firm hand. As we issue forth from the green caves of our cliff dwellings and debouch through South Gate, we can look back over four long, if not always happy, years of close comradeship. Long will the memory of the parties at 70 Park remain with us. Especially the antics of Toastmaster Trieschmann and the comic relief sporadically provided by Q-(g®]MIPI S SECOND CLASS— ij Row: McGuire, Fifield, Ross JA, Matthiessen, Stuff, Kindig, Howard JD, Saalberg, Brown VS, Vandersluis. 2ml Raw: Davis WD, Dixon, Wilk-rford, Bolte PL. }r,l Row: Pierce EM, Prosscr, Snoke. 4th Row: Kimcs, Aman, Hoham, Cameron DH. ith Ro« ' ;.Johnsrud, Fray, Murphy JM, Dovie, Scott WW, Roach, Ritteman, Osterndorf. THIRD CLASS— ijf Row. Simpson RLStockdale,Stumni,Dorton,Moronev, Evans, Reed IB, Fitch, Sheridan DT. 2« Row: Sargent, Brett, Aibenda. )rJ Row: Clanon, Maclclin, Veurink. 4th Row: Williams HC, Schlatter. Uh Row: Bashore FM, Brown TA, Martin jW, Simpson M, Antila. FOURTH CLASS— i.rf Row: Leggett, Linkenhoger, Schroedcr, Sullenbergcr, Devins, Paluh, Gleason. 2« Row: Purcell, WoodrufT, Brewster, Brewer. }nJ Row: Morgan RL, Szvmczvk N), Benedict. 4th Row: Girdner, Keilt, Carlone, Wallis. Uh Row: Thompson ER, Lash, Ellis TN. 6th Row: Winger, Peterson. 7th Row: McQuarrie, Reeder, Nixon, Jaggers. Saxon. Nor will we soon forget the friendly sands of Virginia Beach and the curiosities of Juarez. Although we did not fare so well in the academic Struggle, we had our share of athletes. Oliver, Stillson and Maihafer occupied the three top places on the tennis team and Wallace mashed his mug on Victor Constant Slope. So as we depart, let us leave the underclasses something to cherish in our memory. Sheepherder Johnson ' s mutton shanks served three times a week should suffice; but if not, then they can reap the fruit of De- derich ' s many teeth sown on the rields of friendly carnage. Now that we emerge into that Great Beyond with our bruised, battered and bloodied bodies, we can go forth with the assurance that we have each gained twenty-three friendships that neither time nor strife can destroy. Lt. Col. Zehner, Oliver CW 201 r IF -©©aoip s i From deep within the folds of the brown boy, we hear the call to arms, first as from afar, and then more distinctly and insistently. In the ensuin flurry of activity is heard the swirl of air filling long deflated chests; the groan of muscles straightening and extending; the buzz of sand- paper on rifle stocks; the hum of Blitz on brass; and the sweet, yea exhilarating aroma of Silicon fills the air. Then the quick click-clack of leather heels, and the reflection of silver leaves dances on a fried egg. Now the transfiguration is complete — from a group of chronic sackoids to " Rudy ' s Dashing Rigles " with streamers on their guidon. This is F-Co, straining at the leash, striving on- ward, upward. But this is not all, nay, there is still more. For who can recall without a chuckle FIRST CLASS— Jxr Row.- Lewis MK, Moran, Moore WT, Willson, Ritchie RB, Walter JA, Barlow. 2nd Row: Vogel JO, Suttle, Jones K, Howell RW, Lamar, Battreall, Freeman DG. irdKoui: Smith MA, Stansberry, Buckingham, Rice MV, Poore, Wakefield, Pospisil, Krasko, Byrne, Colson. SECOND CLASS -i J Row: Strickland HW, Stewart, Tilson, , Leggett RE, Pierce JR, Meridith, Eichelberger, McBride TE, Hubbard NF, Hansotte, Batchelor. 2nd Row: Gaffnev, Cloar, Durst. 3ni Raw: Fullerton GR, Flinn RF, Crawford AB. 4rh Row: Breitweiser, Roberts LB, Slay. THIRD CLASS— 7j Row: Doty, Pitts, Landry, Lemnitzer, Farrington, Marsh HG, McLean CB, Winfield, Charney. 2 iJ Row: Clarke JW, Toole, Pendleton ED. 3 -i Row: Johnson HW, Giordano, Kovalsky. 4rh Row: Vellella, Scalzo, Esser, Nieman, Cuny, Harrold TU. FOURTH CLASS— ir - Row: Wohl, Eckert, Claybrook, Boone, Lentz, White EH, Maloney, Englehart. 2nd Row: Gerhardt, Cowan, Carpenter, Rehm. 3rd Row: Hi ' lmo, Spaulding, Vining. 4rh Row: Norton RF, Rule, Smith ID, Ross DH. 3th Row: Grafton, Steinhardt, Melancon. 6rh Row: Kleberg, Zellem. 7rl, Row: McCuUough WL, Perritt, Hill TR. or a quickened breath rhc intangibles which mark F-Co and set her apart from the mediocre, the commonplace. Hearken; the soft harmony of a mountain ballad or a cowboy lament tills the division and overflows into the area; Sonny re- veals another slant on his original " " Inside dope on the Tacs " ; a new, thrilling possession inspires a plebe to exclaim, " My Gosh, sir, what a beau- tiful ring! " ; Frankie ' s motto " Tacs always drag pro " ; an explosion starts a chain reaction which sends Col. T spinning in his grave; a phone rings and a voice reports " Your car is here. " Yes. this too is F-Co. A gang of good eggs, relaxed, chuckling and bound inseparable by the anticipa- tion of graduation, the intense desire to live life to its fullest, and the glowing memories of mu- tual experiences. Willson, Lt. Col. York 203 i Wf . ' J- r 6 (if , vy ' " A FIRST CLASS— ij Row: Connell, Hendricks JR, Tow GW, Griffith, Stender, Baker CT, Liddicoec, Trubin. 2« Row: Latimer, Metzger, Hervey, Fullerton AS, Zimmerman, Meyerson, Giddings. }rd Row: Lav, Mitchell H, Greenbaum, Mackenzie RA, Mitchell JD, Kempen, Browne LCL, Stemple, Dickinson BD Purslev RE. The reorganization of the Corps in 1946 found Forty-niners from old D-1, E-1, and F-1 in the new " G-1 " Company . But this company has now become " Good old G-Co " after three years of work, good times, and close day-to-day associa- tions. Lasting friendships have developed among all of us, and there is not a man in our entirety who is not admired and respected by the re- mainder of the group. Teamwork and a never- say-die spirit have characterized " G-Co " during the past three years. In administration of the company, our philosophy has been " performance with cooperation " from Colonel Mount on down through the company; and in " intermurder, " our teams, win or lose, have always played to- gether and played hard. We " put out, " pulled 204 Lt. Col. Mount, Lav- together, did the job, and had a good time doing it. We ' re all proud of our " Pin-up Boy, " " Dad- dy, " " Falstaff, " " Gus " and the rest as indi- viduals. Our pride likewise extends to our achieve- ments in academic rankings, in the activities of the Debate Council, the Glee Club, the Choir, and the Automobile Committee, and in our con- tributions to the " make " list — our donation to the Corps for the past year being the First Cap- tain and the Brigade Adjutant. We ' ll remember our teamwork, our spirit, and our resulting achievements as a class. But not all of our re- wards came from our associations together. We also cherish our relationships with the crass cows, the indifferent yearlings, and the be- wildered plebes. All in all, we ' ll look back on " Good old G-Co " as our home during three work-packed, fun-packed, productive, and ma- turing years. SECOND CLASS— 1st Row: Lombard RT, Hamlin, Bell CH, Werner, Howard FE, Kellev GP, Jones WRD, Kramer RL, White M, Triem, Penne- kamp. 2 id Row: Strickland HE, Haberman, Allbaugh. }ni Row: Abelman, Sharp TC, Hanna, Rovmger, Baxter TR. 4rh Row: Singleton, Lamdin,Fahv, Preuit. 5rh Row: Lange, Palmer WW, McGill, Clement RW. THIRD CLASS— Isr Row: Gildart, Brown NJ, Aldnn, Harris RL, Hemney, Auer. 2nJ Row: Rhodes, McChnstian, Guyer, Brantley, ird Row: Umstead, Wainer, Wells RM. 4th Row: Waldman, Robinson R, Hackleman, Ryan RL, Schooley. FOURTH CLASS— 1st Row: Rhiddlehover, Obach, Rider, Aldredge, See- back, Armstrong JE, Reinhalter. 2nii Row: Carter HF, Espev, Dunn RH, Hall RJ. 3) Row: Hollander, Rav RB, Bailev VP, Earner. 4th Row: Shea, Tickle, McKnight, Lucas. 5th Row: Craig RJ, Scott GT, Gibbs. 6th Row: Boos, Carlson JE. (e®MiPiiS ivii. ' i? cX It t ij l OT- SECOND CLASS— ijc Rokv Hansen RS, Goodman, Payne, Steele SR, Doughtie, Hagler, Shambora, Jones ME, Donovan. 2rnl Row: Hubbard GH, Borman, Harper, Gearan, Hurst, ird Row: Fastuca, Miehe, Ward WF, Oliver GS, Hoffman RG. 4th Row: Strohm, Ritter NF, Patterson GK, Allison, th Row: Ingram PM, Petree, Tisdale PD, White RR, Hoover. THIRD CLASS— 1st Row: Nold RE, Peckham, Barton, Cooper RE, Magill, Keeley JA, Schwartz DR, Wilson FL, Hite. 2W Row: Bangerter, Scott SS, Grugin, Delano, Stannard. 3r Row: Beczkiewicz, Steiger, Richardson WR, O ' Keefe. 4th Kok: Jester, Hunt AP, VanKcuren, Storck. FOURTH CLASS— Jw Row: Wiggins, Butler JD, Kendall, Guess, Lasher, Dutchyshyn, Mickel. 2tid Row: Horn, Knaggs, Hastings WH, Reilly. ird Row: Tavlor AE, Snvder WP, Cannon JL, French, Pickett. 4th Raw: Allen TM, Luther JE, Dietz JJ, Gray PA. 3th Row: White CF, Shipe, Crow JE, Young MA. 6th Row: Sundt, Juvenal. When June 1948 came and H-1 lost such stalwarts as the beloved " Old Sarge, " " Red " Maple, gloom settled on the stoops and sinks of divi- sions 31, 32, and 33a. Yet life must go on, and this year, like the others before it, left much for us to look back upon with pride and pleasure. Real company spirit made itself felt in intra- murals and in the support given the Army teams. With fifty men on Corps Squad, lacrosse found itself cut to thirteen men in most games. Crew pulled the impossible — a Regimental Champion- ship. According to A-1, South Area teams aren ' t supposed to win in crew. Jester suffered a broken back in Gymnastics, but came right back to star in defense on the lacrosse team. The H-1 electric light display was the best of its kind north of Times Square. Personalities in the news were: Supply Sergeant Wayne Norby and his room so Gabel, Lt. Col. Hazeltine 206 FIRST CLASS-fff RowvGoering, Milk-r K V, U-vings, IWndcr, AlK-rt, Gahul, Hiiiin, S|x-tti-l. 2n,J Row. Ross WC, Muc-lk-r WJ, McDanK-ljR.johnson MCJr., Kimball, Barton RC. 3 v Row: McCarthy, Schmidt NO, Oirkc-s, Lynch RO, Norby, Nordni, Steily, Davis CC Jr., Cummings B Jr., Mackenzie-, Birch. full of extra sabers, field manuals and bore cleaner that it looked like the Army-Navy Black Market; Bob Barton capitalizing on his Air Corps experience as company artificer; Bunn and Spettel fighting it out for the shortest haircut in the Corps; Ward still convinced that the Red Sox won the pennant; Fernando Birch, the " Great Silence " ; assistant golf coach Magill holding the door while his wife, who turned out to be the Tac, tried to force his way in; bayonets displayed so often in September that some Plebes got the idea that bayonets belonged in the upper left hand corner of the desk blotter at ami. The events of the year may be summed up in the words " We didn ' t make much money, but we had a lot of fun . ' ' ©(DMS S FIRST CLASS— ;j Raw: Lambert, Nulsen, Heesacker, Hinckley, MiUett, Crites, Hoffmaster, Gilbert CC. 2nd Raw: Neef, Lemay, Hayes JG, Arnold DL. 3rd Raw: Schmidt JF, Craig RS, Benzing, Chamberlin. 4th Raw: Smith WC, Sarcione, Walker WG, DeMuro. 5ti Raw: Arnette, Wynne H, Owen RE, Carvolth, Morton. In describing the great pyramid one could hardly do it justice unless he told something of each individual stone. The same rule applies in de- scribing the first class of Company I-l — the gen- eral impression is dependent on knowing each man. As the stone slabs were varied as to shape and weight, so our class was different, yet in- different. We were lucky in having as one of our corner stones the first man in the class; manv looked to him for support academically. From the outside we presented a solid wall, but on the inside there were a few caverns and cliques. We had an enterprising element, greetings for any occasion; a little casino, odds on any bet; an athletic section, one arm chins or the body beau- tiful; and also an administration which was a Q-(e(DMip s SECOND CLASS— 1st Row: Smithers, Osborne SD, Prentiss, Bradv, DeGraf, Flynn, Kaseman, Crockett, Allen JW, Begley. 2ml Row: Wasscnherg, Genuario Lewis BL, Etz, Cox MR. M Row: Wilson P V, Middleton, Lee EC, Romaneski, Jones JG. 4rh Raw: Adams WE, Chambers, Tankersley, Cuneo.V ' Row: Curry, Lewandowski, Slade, McAlpme. THIRD CLASS-lst Raw: Picado, Tagiie, Crowe JG, McCray, Markham, Lalleur Gardes, Arnold CF. 2W Rotc; Johnson MB, Knapp CL, Fl anagan, Thompson D. 3rd Row: Walthour, Goodnow, Wallens, Wardrop. 4fh Row: demons, Louisell, Schwcizer, Hart, Shultz HD. FOURTH CLASS— i.r Row: King PC, Woodward RP, Stanier, Hecken- livelv Williams LA, Crenshaw, Parker. 2nJ Row: Johnson KP, Brisman, Hendr ' ickson ID, Rogers R). 3r, Ro« ' .- Tangny, Yocum, Leonard, Rodrigues. 4, , Row: Mebonnell, Moore JB, Miller GW, Bear. Uh Row: Carnthers, Garver RT, Conrad, Greeley. 6r j Row: Rumbongh, Weed. efficient at everything except keeping the ACE out of the game. Cooperation put the blocks to- gether and understanding held them there. As the pyramid was stationary so were we. We never moved to find work, hut if work came our way, we did not run. We weathered many a storm, but there was some sunshine, too — weekends were the rays. If the C-Store had left us any money, we would probably leave a plaque, and it would read something like this: When the year ends, our class will split. Some will get married, others get lit. Some will be fliers, others will walk, Some will shoot guns, others just talk; Some will advance and go quite far, Some may even wear a star, But if they do you can give a wink, Remember the time they cleaned the sink. Lt. Col. Collins, Nulsen 209 (e®Mip s Coming from F, G, and H-1, K-Co represented a mixture of ideals and standards at its birth in ' 46. But, under the line supervision and leadership of Major McKee, K-Co matured, and in ' 48 was a closely integrated, well oriented group with high ideals and standards that made it famous, or infamous, depending on the viewpoint. Yes, we have been called ' " eager runts, ' ' and " salt mine, and have been asked, " Where does your squad stand? " All this sums up the K-Co spirit. With respect for a job well done, close adherence to the ideals of the Corps, and a mature outlook on cadet life, we take pride in being " eager, " though we prefer to say well oriented. It wasn ' t all work however. With line cooperation from the under classes, much time was found for social " .Do,dl SECOND CLASS— Isr R«m ' . Laccetti, Smith CR, Peltz RB, Harrell, Dowe, McDowell, Leavitt, Hirsch IS, DunnJF, Warner. 2iui Raw: Vinson, Burrett, McDaniel DR, Curtis, Webster W. irJ Raw: Blair, Hufnagel, McFarland, Paulger. 4th Row: Sweidel, Hutcheson, Weight, Talbott. 5th Row: Price WE, Loclcwood, Garrett LJ, Newconib. THIRD CLASS— ijf Row: Russell WB, Grant, Miller WD, Olson RE, Hodgkins FH, Doerflinger, Bick, Rockwell FG. 2nd Row: Johnson KD, Thomas WN, Hvatt, :Myers DJ, James. M Raw: Miller SL, Leyshon, Barnes DS, Roherge. 4th Row: SteidI, Psih as, Crocco, Galligan. FOURTH CLASS— 1st Row: Celec, Diefenderfer, Wagner HD, Martin DH, Kelley RN, Wiles RL, Graham RB. 2iid Row: Rohr, Barb, Brummett, Cole. 3rd Row: Gordon WD, Harasymowicz, Condina, ' Foley, Rajchel. 4th Raw: Miller RJ, Jackson AG, Bushee JR, Pahre. 5th Row: Rink, Edwards CA, Seaver, Ireland OF. 6th Row: Pimentel, Pajares, Speirs, Simonet. life and strengthening of friendships nourished by the intimate life of three cadet years. We won ' t forget the good times at the " G.A., " our 3-0 blind drags, football trips, Juarez and Gregg ' s recognition, slick new cars, and " Club Casino. " There are outstanding men, names, and personal- ities in our ranks, " Dutch, " " The Professor, " " Sieve, " " Chas, " " Spider, " the Johns, Joes, Bobs, and Chucks, wheels and bucks. But to us the uniformity of spirit that permeates to the last plebe in the last rank is more important. We, class of ' 49, recognize our debt of appreciation, to Colonel K.C. " Casey " Robertson for helping to make our last year profitable and enjoyable, and to the under classes for the support and backing they gave. We hope that they will find the satis- faction and pride that we found in being " K-Co Files. " Lt. Col. Robertson, Long 211 " v ? FIRST CLASS ijf Row: Rountree, Lampell, McCann, Shebat, Garrett RR, Klemmer, Thompson DE, Jenkins JA, Jensen. Ind Row: Mclntyre KE, Andreen, Roberts EE, Marder, Magnotti. }rd Row: Sabel, Luebbert, Brown CH Jr., Rose RM, Schocneman. 4t } Raw: Paden, Keith, Hartinger, Baumann, Hinchion, McNamee. Unified by a " never-say-die " spirit in every field of endeavor from softball to psychology, L-1 Company, in its third year of existence, emerged as a group to which any member of the Corps of Cadets could be justly proud to belong. We worked when it was appropriate — and worked hard. We played hard both on the gridiron and the bridge table. We even sacked hard — anytime and anyplace. Entering our area, one was as likely to hear a model airplane engine, a sym- phony, or an anguished cry from a yearling with a beno. We had our share of hives, goats, lover, sackoids, and dealers. Our plebes put out — some- what in barracks but tremendously on the fields of friendly strife. After an excellent showing in Beast Barracks, they were well prepared for the 212 Lt. Col. Smith, Robt-rts rigors of Plehc year and the receiving end of MP L. The yearlings put up a game light with the academic departments and the TD, and after the training at Buckner were well-versed in the art of pounding the brown boy. The sal tv cows, fresh from CAMID III, looked for new helds of conquest and found CCQ among other things to take up their spare time. The hrstics dreamed of cars and graduation and strove mightilv to keep the chain of command functioning properly. All in all, perhaps we were not perfect, but the ex- periences shared and the friendships formed will be long remembered and highly treasured by every man. Our years of strife have been long and hard but never dull. Gentlemen of L-1 Company, may we say it has been a real pleasure all the way, through it all. SECOND CLASS— 1st Row: Nicholson, Greene TP, Kuhb , TisJ.iL HL, Wickham, Scandling, Kessinger, Graham CP, Steffensen, Dolan, Holt HC. 2W Row: Cheney, Boyle EJ, Glenn, Rogers DL. }rd Row: Milia, Morrison, Mitchell HS, Vanture, Scithers. 4th Row: Spielman, Rhoads, Briggs, Mallett, Ryan ME. ith Roiv: Reybold, Maresca, Loye, Hoisington. THIRD CLASS— ij - Row: Boice, Wanko, Vincent, Harmon DM, Shine, Smith DL, Mullens, Dawson. Ind Row: Peifer, Dombrowsky, Williams TH, Rogers RJ, Chapman R V. ird Row: Pace Cocke, Jimenez, Shillingburg, Michel RD. 4th Row: Mena, Reichard. FOURTH CLASS— ;j -Rot v Walker VA, Underwood JE.RilcvRS.Funston, Arnold HL, Mitchell WL, Bucklev. InJRow: Landon, Morgan jR, Ludlam, Mattox. ird Row: Feyrer, Webb, Whipple, Erickson. 4th Roic: Copthorne, Truax, Moore WC, Kidwell. ith Row: Harrison NK, Kingsley, Foge, Howard ML. 6th Row: Kiernan, Wallace RE, Upton. IL ' a-(e®s ip s SECOND CLASS— 1st Rou: Douglass. Fiillcr G, Williams RA, Dennis, Basil, Darlana, Steinberg II, Mernan, Spence CW. 2«d Row: Elliot JF, Watters, Hamel, Ramos. }rii Row: Pettigrew, Rees GC, Miller RL, Garrett JM, Bonanno. 4th Row: Shade, Johnson CA, Rusch, Ross BA. 5 j Row: V ' orknian, Bohn, Luckese, Miller VR, Vanston. THIRD CLASS— 1st Row: Orlikoff, Rockwell JM, Sherman, Richardson VL, Pinkel, Bills, Prince, Granger, Lins. lad Row: Croan, Shapiro, Phillips JH, Foster TG. W Row: Mallea Gil, Conti, Pelonquin, Akers AB, Craig FW. 4th Row: Gladin, Kane, Edier. FOURTH CLASS— 1st Row: Koenig, Burkheimer, Malone, Wilt, Biirk- h:ird AES, Sells DE, Gilkev. 2,:J Row: Clement GL, Ralph, Roper HM, Bethea. }rd Row: LaBrash, Cordell, Wardlavv. 4th Row: Sullivan MD, Wuthrich, Cooke HJ, Nichols SE. 3th Row: Macik, Adler, Richards. 6th Row: Hand, Lockett, Rimando. Undaunted by the imprecations cast upon us by departments — Academic through Tactical inclu- sive — we Sterling gentlemen of diminutive stat- ure, succeeded — if only to some small degree — in extricating ourselves from the philinistic chains which dangle so ominously from these impreg- nable walls of grey. Stone walls do not a prison make — yea, verily! And so it was that the hal- lowed halls of M-1 lacked only the presence of geisha girls, saki, and hasheesh, to turn its im- maculate lazarettes into veritable Fens. Our chain of command was superlative. Our very preten- sions to intellectuality, which swelled the ears of the casual visitor sojourning in Grant Hall, less so. But the bourgeois pastimes of the Corps — sack, storms, demerits, et al — were not lacking either. On the athletic battlefield we engaged all McCrary, Lt. Col. Spragins 214 FIRST CLASS-lsr Row: Whistk-r, Huvni-, Rosi-n, StL-cl |H, Davis TG, Gillc-ttL-, OH -n, AK-k-, Cissk-r. hi.l Rmi: Thiimas jD, McCrarv, Marr, Ivv, Barnes DP. irUKow: Boland, Lc-isv, ConriL-r jj. Smith MI, Milligan. 4th Row: Driscoll, Rasmussc-n j V, Wilkox, McCarron, Laucr, Hicstand. types of Opposition, assured always of a moral victory. Aided by our Tac during the dark days of overdrawn accounts, we survived many fore- boding weekends. Thus another year, constituted in part by tedious activity, in part by numerous pleasantries, passed for the little men. Though there were gloomy days, baffling academics, and the lot, we can say that we tried. Whether or not we succeeded — in toto or in part — to overcome these everpresent obstacles of cadet life is not for us to judge. But the spirit and friendship, preva- lent throughout the company, did not come about fortuitously, and are standing tributes to our adaptability to the rigors of a stay at West Point. We hope that the results will serve us in good stead when we depart. (e®MiP s i ' Second Regimental Staff Lcfr 1(1 Right: Poulson, Gilbic-th, Howard R], Kirhv, Armstrong, Schiilz. M iJi SECOND REGIMENTAL Battalion Staffs Lrft to Right: Marsh. Liichow, Rowan, Brookshe Ltjt to Right: Cunimings, Hindman, McBeath, Hendricks ME. Left to Right: McGurk, Kendree, Sandt-rs, Gonii J wd The campaign was long and rigorous — all four years of it. The first battle — the Battle of New North — resulted in 53 per cent casualties. How- ever, reinforcements were brought up from B-2 and D-2, and further casualties were light. The greatest danger arose from light skirmishes in and around Myrtle and Virginia Beaches, El Paso and Juarez at the beginning of the third and fourth ©(DS IP M SECOND CLASS— ht Row: Haves ET, Lobe, Thompson JM, Fern, Navarro, Brewster G V, Carlisle, Bashore BT. 2« Row: Guion, Fischer, Mayfield, Knapp VVL, Round, Rein, Listro. W Row: DeGrazia, Cragin, Zagorski, Shankman. 4rh Raw: Cunningham CC, Monihan DM, Sihbles, Moll, Pierce F. 5 Row: Dodge, Friedlander, Lumsdcn, Brunson. THIRD CLASS— .( ■ Row: Dickens, Horgan, Reid, Thomas, Edgar C, Chacon, Gividen. 2« Row: Leffler, Summers PD, Danforth, Snyder RW. 3rd Row: Wasson, Magsino, Miller PR, Doval. 4r } Row: Bacon, Spach, Nist, Phillips CD, Costanzo, Schuman. FOURTH CLASS— ;.r Row: Forkner, MacGarrigle, Day RE, Lovell, Bradlev DM, Robinson JF, StjvensJA. 2ml Row: White WN, Finn, Lovvder, Pere Ta. 3ri Row: Harvey, Avers, Feldman, Morales. 4th Raw: Thomas R, Sullivan JH, Olson JT, Mueller JW. 5M Row: Allen FA, Lespasio, Paulick. 6th Row: Winne, Luck, Smith FB. 7th Row: Williamson DN, Meikle. action a ainst the Academic Department. All of our heroes received the order of the shafted eagle last September, and we must not forget our Vic- tory Medals. All was not work with the stalwarts of A-2. There weren ' t any " dull boys " in our out- fit. The lobby of the Hotel Astor and cozier re- treats above were the scenes of many a company " soiree " during brief reprieves from duty. Not every " dead soldier " was a battle casualty. The campaign is finished, and we believe it to have been a successful one. For four vcars we have worked together to make this true. We extend thanks and credit for able assistance to our board of strategy — Major Barry, Colonel Brousseau, and Colonel Holm. Each of us is beginning a new campaign to be fought, for the most part, with new comrades. May the lessons learned in our common hght the past four years stand us in good stead in the future. Sutton, Lt. Col. Holm 219 -W " tT m m (e®s i? s J t ' And this is " B " Company — in part a product of the old style plebe year but more balanced after the Corps reort anization — veterans and civilians soon indistinguishable from each other. We began this venture at the end of a v ' ar and have weath- ered the changes as they have come. The losses have been pronounced but their very happening welded us into a unit. Twenty-three individuals with as many divergent lives have spent these years together with a remarkable cohesion that will be long remembered by us all. From plebe year we grew together to self-sufficient Yearlings at Buckner, finally forsaking the anonymity of yearling year for the Cow summer trips and win- ter responsibility — then suddenly it was our show and we dispersed to run it, uniting for the last FIRST CLASS — lit Row: Trautvetter, Lochhead, Scholtz JC, Mack, Tallman, Costa, Liichow. 2tid Row: Roebuck, Marsh RT, Colgan, Smith RH, Kemble, Kurtz, Benitez, Kelly RJ. 3rd Row: Stickley, Goodwin, Johnson RJ, Hendrickson D, Campbell EJ, O ' Brien RT, Pfeiffer, Stockton. I SECOND CLASS— Lit Raw: Strcit, Wright ST, Whiting, McCaulcn , German. 2h( Romv Strider, Steuart, Miller JE, Ward IJ, Blanchard, Fox JE, Gurnee, Buccolo, Eichorn, McSherrv, Groseclose. }nl Row: Shahinian, McCandlish, Martin CC. 4rh Row: Fishbein, Foster GE, Otis, Pritchett, Ehrlich. 5th Row: Heard, Birk, Thernen, Quarstein. THIRD CLASS— 1st Row: Smith JSC, Pursley CC, Guild, Milliman, Wood- ley, Brown GD, Peixotto ED, Rawlings. 2nd Row: Robinson LS, Kintz, Long L, Gardiner JH. 3rd Row: Shibata, Buckstead, Bohan JJ, Norton DJ. 4ti Row: McLean RP, Samotis. FOURTH CLASS— ijf Row: Coleman PD, Alspaugh, Webster AL, Urschel, Russomano, Tomasetti, Hains. 2mi Row: Svkes, Welch DE, Cox RC, Knight DB. 3)d Row: Halloran, Underbill, Howells CE, Panchisin. 4tb Row: Camp- bell JE, Bryan LC, Dietz GR, Woodward JW. ith Row: Gibney, Moore RD, Speak, Wright RE. 6th Row: Fitzpatrick, Hobbs, Maliar, Burciaga. great academic hurdles of First Class year. Plans and plans; eventually execution — behold the graduates! Through it all our freedom grew. We enjoyed it together. Few will forget our parties and good times. Our many off duty pleasures will be prolonged by the inevitable round of weddings and receptions designed to add to our numbers. As our paths diverge in the future we will have gained by their concurrence and we will remember those days in grey. It is comforting to know that it ' s a small world and an even smaller army we ' re entering. Our pattern won ' t be lost for we can ' t diverge too far. Wherever we may go we will appreciate that fortunate combination of time, circumstance and system which threw us to- gether. Meeting later, our hrst thoughts will be of those days of growth. Kemble, Lt. Col. Sundin HHMi FIRST CLASS— ijr Row: Wagner EW, Dunphy, McLean DA, Peixotto RE, Lictcll, Arnistiong , G. May, Terrell, Nigro, Monahan LP. Jrd Row: Peters EB, Walz, Ware HW, Fieri, Dow, White SJ. ' The atmosphere around C-2 resembles a cross be- tween a circus and a factory — never a dull mo- ment. The general conception in the company is that " while the Corps builds character, C-2 cre- ates characters. " So, step right in and see the biggest side show in the Corps: Starman Arm- willie and Dow never having to spec, and Freddy still trying; Dunphy — the man of too few words and too many actions; Fieri with all the poop and rumors in the Corps; Gilroy and his transporta- tion troubles; bluebeard Gene and philosopher Bawb; Lago a gringo wiz zee gorls; weightman Johnny working off weight; Jose — " Anything you want I have in stock; " Black Mack ' s in- fectious smile; LP — the brunt of all jokes; Orgin (spell it backwards), the party boy; Hap and 222 Pixxy keeping accounts with " Principles of Economics; " Pete and Steve — their hobbies and their sacks; pegleg Herb, the company artist, never off his feet; first goat First Sergeant Ted; Knucklehead with his comicstrip grin; and last b-b-b-but-but not least, motorboat Chuck. But that ' s not all; for they even march: Firsties yell, " Dress right! " Cows bellow, " Cover down! " Yearlings murmur, " Get a diagonal! " Plebes mumble, " Mumph! " The Master of Ceremonies of this show is none other than Lieutenant Colonel John ( " When in doubt, salute! " ) Watt. The sum total of this maze represents the tradi- tional quietly efficient company C-2. During their leisure, the men of C-2 put everything they have into their play and fully enjoy their laughs and parties; but they never forget that business comes first, and everything is done " con mucho gusto. " SECOND CLASS— 7jf Row.- Veley, McCleary, Lunger, Apmann, O ' Quinn, WheatonJR, Mielenz, Nabhan, Pederson, Wagner JE, Allan AN. 2nd Row: MacLachlan, Fox EJ, West EC, Maxwell, Howe. 3rdRow: Fahs, McCutchen, Greer, Hannan GE, Lunn, Bardos, Johnston E. THIRD CLASS— 1st Row: Crowe CA, Cuthbertson, Barott, Pattillo, Prehn, Johnson RF, Jachimczvk, Jacobs RL. 2 id Row: Ashley, Scheider, DeMent. 3rd Row: Jeans, Osborn JR, Vetort, Dickson. 4th Row: Anker, ScaUse, McDonald JW, Hook JF. FOURTH CLASS— ij? Row: DeBoalt, Prosack, Massenburg JS, VanTrees, Dannemiller, Hamilton EC, Misch. Itid Row: Johnson EA, Thompson EA, Glasbrenner, Simmons. 3rd Row: Drew, Gregg, Beery. 4th Row: Ruff, Child, Putnam, Brown EA. 5th Row: McMahon, Craine, Hubeli. 6th Row: Pans, Jones WG, Casev TP, Withers. (0 ©(DS IPIiM ;. f f ,1 - j ' g. i-t i ' t-i , GRADUATION! And D-2 trades the shackles of West Point for the bonds of matrimony, the en- cumbrances of unpaid-for-automobiles, and the ills of the lowly lieutenant. We leave the old grey walls to those behind as we go to make D-2 ' s mark in the great beyond. We will soon forget the frustrations of the MP L Department, the gig of the TD, and the P ' s habits of putting us " D. " Yes, we may even forget the laundry and the C-Store, but the friendships we have built here will be with us always. As a company we certainly were not the best in everything, but more certainly still, we were not the worst in anything. We took our share of Corps squad letters, inter-murder victories, rooms in the " Wheel-house, " and we also filled our space on the area . As individuals some of us were good and some of us not so good. We have our share of Rumney, Lt. Col. Sternberg SECOND CLASS — 1st Row Stephanik, Hinds WM, Langren, Driesonstok Casserly, Warren WM, Boylan. IttJKou. Garcia, Farabaugh, Boylan, Read Ray Dt), Melton, Kennedy EL, Holcomb, Eshelman. ird Row: Mitcham , Duggins, Mangas. 4th Row Pinto, Pierson, Joy. itb Row: Christensen, Farrell, Wilson GP, Lougheed. 6ti ' Row: Hanson JR, Pennington PJ, Grado- ville. THIRD CLASS— 1st Row: Kuhn, Fant, McCrum, Sheriff, Webber. 2» Row: Villaret, Hutson, McClure, Sprague, Barth, Tatum, Buck. }rj Row: Foster JB, Pazderka, Ward JD. 4th Row: Graham JA, Milam, Sisson. FOURTH CLASS— i.1 Row: Dana, Murphv TJ, Simon, Mitchell CA, Broadhurst, Bond, Phillips MD. 2ml Row: Morin, Beiser, Erwine, Pilk. )rj Row: Wojtyla, Holden, Peters HK. 4th Row: Garver JB, Kutz, Earle, Broadbent. 5th Row: Russell RL, Nichols LW. 6th Row: Ross WA, Ulmer, Cottev, Wensvel. V ■ft 224 FIRST CLASS— y - Ro«v ChanJIc-r D], BunJv, Knapp T V, Howard RJ, Martin AB, Rumnev, Moses. 2W Row, Singlccarv, CroninJH, Betts EC. H.-lfrich, Modes, Rowan. }ni Row: Wroth, Butier RP, Strcett, Messingcr, Kramer MA, Brown RM, Wagner RH, Marfuggi, Schwarz RH. Engineers, Flyboys, and loyal supporters of the Infantry. But regardless of those differences we have built one thing which will be hard to lose — an undying loyalty among ourselves strong enough to stand any test. In the future there may be no ' ' Frankie-Joe, ' ' no " Uncle Bob " or " Benny " to put out a guiding hand, but there will always be that spirit of friendship in which we place our pride. And now as we come to the forks in the road we are not as anxious as we were to turn down our separate ways, for we go knowing that these paths may never cross again. But we go, knowing that in the wilderness that is Korea, the rubble that was Germany, or the sand that must be Texas, D-2, in the future as in the past, will never let us down. (e®MiF s FIRST CLASS— Isf Row: Neal ME, McBeath, Kirby, Bounds, Eaton ND, Hopkins. 2nd Row: Rasmussen RJ, Wilford, Miller RC, Anderegg, Lowrey, Murray, Tye. 3rd Row: Marks ES, Moore WS, Gess, Summers GD, Marks ML. 4th Raw: Mechling, Moore LF, Cheves, DeCorrevont, Paulson, Wentsch. Coming together from our plebe companies we formed a very heterogeneous mass. But together we stood as the " Yearling inquisition " took its toll. Songs on the stoops after supper saw us through some of our rough spots, but time had its way, and ranks became thinner. The half-way mark saw us barn-storming the country in our flying boxcars and hitting the beach from our luxury liners. The motto became, " A girl in every port — and at every airstrip " and made our work speed by a little faster. As cows, we sur- vived the year-of-the-slipstick without a fatality, and began to feel our strength as a class. Now we could see our goal ahead. Again we took to the air — our education following both technical and liberal channels. Then came the division into H (e®Mip s SECOND CLASS— i Row.- Monfore, Gottesman, Stephenson RW, Hall, Baxter WH, Ray M, Rutledge, Nelson RW, Bitzer, Zabel. 2W Rom ' .- Ander- son JE, White FW, Hughes RB. 3 ' W Row Jacobson, Willingham, Davis RE. 4th Row: Passmore, Knauer, Lee BW. Uh Row: Byers AJ, Horsley. 6th Row: Heit, Barnes JC, Rutherford, Sachers. THIRD CLASS— ; r Row: Hartnett, Hemphill, Bohen JM, Johnston VL, Sundlie, Ellis BJ. 2ml Row: Hamilton FE, Sheridan P, Eppley, Casbon, Luger, Detar, Lerner. }iJ Row: Brian PM, Haumersen, Johnson RL. 4th Raw: Malouche, Cook PE, Birdseye, Michael LG. FOURTH CLASS— ij - Row: Lopkoff, Beaucond, Courant, Rutte, Doody, Russell L, Ellsworth. 2nd Row: Marino, Battel, Jones RL, Larkin TB. 3rd Row: Hamilton PW, Lamp JK, Parks WG. 4th Row: Barkley, Steen, Tipton, Coleman RC. 5th Row: Woltersdorf, Knoke, Inman, Aker JR. three details in that never-to-be-forgotten sum- mer: RTD, Buckner, and the Beast Detail. Two months later found us together and at last, the top. Our last was an anxious and rewarding one. Rings — weekends — furlo — cars — graduation — and, for some, the fatal step. We had fun, lots of it ! " Want to march the rest of your life? ' ' " Better than flying a jet! " Branch choice soon became a serious matter, but we managed to offset this with a little fun on weekends, and perhaps, an occasional hour away from the books to visit the First Class Club. We men of E Co. stood together in our work, and in our play. From all of this, who can tell? Maybe the future great are among our twenty-four. In any case, whatever lies ahead of us, be it for better or for worse, E Co. need never be ashamed of its share of the class of Forty-Nine. Marks ML, Maj. Short IF (e®MiPi M To the men of ' 49 who gathered in the lost Fifties to form F-2 hack in the fall of 1946, West Point offered its usual assortment of challenges, opportunities, and frustrations. They were aver- age men, but the jobs ahead of them were by no means average. West Point called for their best, and they gave it. In the fields of stars and stripes, they got their share; in friendly strife, they were known as good competitors; and along many other less military lines, they earned the respect and admiration of their associates. And through all these individual successes ran a common bond: the spirit of F-2. That spirit is difficult to define because of the many phases of cadet life it affected. It was carried all over the Corps; it entered into every activity. And wherever it FIRST CLASS— Jj Row: Derrickson, Braun RJ, Crall, Stuart, Lehner, Donohoe PJ. 2nd Row: Gerometta, Rust, Hoffman WH, Rufsvold, Hisken, Main, Howard EB, Lombard HF. 3rd Row: Hendricks ME, Van Cleeff, Newby, Culbertson, . rganbright. 4th Row: Prescott, Anders, Rank, Estes, Birrell. SECOND CLASS — 1st Row: Pogue, Tate, Hester, Tandler, Seely, Grow, Loucks, Veatch, Harrold JS, Coates. 2 ui Row: Hughes TWL, Prouty, Sanderson, Banister GH, Smith C. 3rd Row: Gorman, Kinner, Wood PS, Mangum. 4th Row: Green RW. 5th Row: O ' Brien |E, Hughes DR, Barnet JA, True. 6th Row: Waldor, Means, Phillips WE, Smedes. THIRD CLASS— ire Row: Bernstein, Rice JP, Orton GW, Dinovitz, Tausch, Rvan WJ. 2mi Row: Owens GL, Stanlev, Brooks, Sharp DG, Barron, Walker FE. }ni Row: Buffington LC, Reed FN, Martin LB, Krupinsky. 4th Raw: Niedringhaus, Stahl, Scheuerlein, Dozier. FOURTH CLASS-lst Row: Mclntyre RE, Tronsrue, Jess, Morris JJ, Wheeler, Fansler, Aquinas. 2nd Row: Scott GH, Keiler, Bingham, Esian, Dehn, Gantt. 3rd Row: Pollock, Bowman GW, Bullock RS, Richardson DL, Corbridge. 4th Row: Danielson, Wilson HS, Brown PJ, Klein KJ. 5tb Row: King JW, Bell KW, Barton DW, Snodgrass. went. West Point was the better for F-2 ' s spirit having been there. The Forty-Niners of F-2 did not isolate themselves into close-knit groups; on the contrary, they entered into cadet life whole- heartedly and unselfishly. They furnished able, efficient leadership to F-2, and made substantial contributions to the progress and success of the Corps of Cadets as a whole. They worked hard, and they played hard. Quick to laugh at a joke or to join in good-natured horseplay, at times seemingly indifferent, they retained their senses of humor in spite of the often austere, always demanding nature of their responsibilities. They had their share of laughs, but they got their jobs done. But most important, they made lasting friendships. Wherever they go, wherever Forty- Niners meet, the men of F-2 will be welcome. Rust, Lt. Col. Keller f • BT . r:i r FIRST CLAbb — lit Ron Council, Clarke FP, McDonald JV, Bumpus, Huber LK, Smvthe, Finnegan. 2»d Romv Jartman, Dalrvmple, Schmalzcl, Steger, Roper KH, Williams TH. }rJ Row. Paull, Sprag ins, Yacker, Gilbreth, Terrien. 4th Row.- Shie ' l, McArdle, Green WL, Rogers DB, Hammack. From old D-2 through G-2 we joined together to form a new company — new G-2. A year that in- cluded beast barracks, two weeks at Pine Camp, an undefeated Army eleven, and hikes to Crow ' s Nest was behind us. Following yearling leave and Popolopen, came assignment to the " lost fifties " and the beginning of three good, short years in G-2. Here we developed a company spirit which was to be left and shared by each class that joined us. Struggles with academics — after-taps sessions in the sinks — and yearling year was gone. After that came cow leave, fol- lowed by Bragg, Shaw, Bliss and a company excursion through Juarez, and finally Langley. The rest of that summer saw us with the mid- shipmen on memorable Camid II, leaving us with r-1 iota W,G, foaiKc lilli.l; bvhU 230 SECOND CLASS— 1st Row: Coyle, DiUe, Koehler, Jones BH, Crittenberger, Reinsch. 2nd Row: Trayers, Bates, Ahearn JP, Trompeter, Chandler MW, Elliot CW, Kennedy GJ, Nibley. ird Row: Nicholay, Ball TH, Wilson DS, Hendry, Watson FN, Fahey, Bastar, 4th Row: Sailer, Murphy KE, Shelley. THIRD CLASS— 1st Row: Graham SB, Jones LG, Mcllwain, Schwarz RA, Davis MM, Check. 2iid Row: Partain, Volk, Cain, Cortner, Post, Hook JR, Foss, Bradley WJ. irdRow: Holman, Miller WA, Carroll DA, Clay, Hardesty, SatuIofF, Guidroz. FOURTH CLASS — 1st Row: Ashkenaze, Hubbard SJ, Youree, Henderson LJ, Duncan WH, DeWald, Weyhrich. Ind Row: Dritt, Brewbaker, Collins M, Santilli, Relyea, Lamp HR. }rd Row: Horan, Shelgren, Thieme, Witherell, Rentschler. 4th Row: Bremer, Pickering, Spell, Lang, ith Row: Ashton, Spencer WH, Jelen, Britton. 6th Row: Boeticher, Gorby. Lt. Col. Kimbrell, Williams TH an appreciation of amphibious operations and a new desire to return to " the Point " and aca- demics. Cow studies, Christmas leave, and two spring weekends all led to first class summer, with its Combined Arms Trip and the party in Indian- apolis, followed by Beast Barracks and a well earned rest. After that it was only a short step to graduation. In leaving G-2 we take with us many memories of friendships made and of friends left behind — to follow and join us shortly. Behind we leave the men who worked and cooperated with us to make G-2 the smooth-functioning team that it was — the men who participated in Corps Squads and extra-curricular activities with us. And to these men we express the hope that they will carry on in the frictionless tradition of G-2, passing to their successors the undying spirit of the men of the " lost battalion. " (e®MiPiiS e %i 232 SECOND CLASS— ij Rou McGee, Skelton, Bolduc, Reinken Easlev Hubbard AO. 2mi Rou. Littleheld, Ufner, Parish, Singer, King F, ' Wondo- lowski, Hammond C V. 3 v Row. Dickerson, Maiadowitz, McMuilen M Gappa, Gillham, Johnson MD, Lynch JE. 4r 3 Row.- Nold JM, Walsh! Evvun, Benson, Porcher, Cooler. THIRD CLASS— i Row.- Crouch, Filchak, Spence W, Cunningham JW Gorski, Bicher, Hampton, Quinn WM, Taylor E. 2nd Row: Massenburg Rl ' Jorstad, Bailey BB, deslslets, Rilev KV, Matthews P, Hinton. }rd Row ' - Harrison JE, McMuilen TH, Bryant CE, Davies, Brown JF, Betts DA, Johnson RL. FOURTH CLASS— Isr Row.- Crehan, Gray DJ, Lehman, Stevens GL Brown TE, Stout, Sluga. 2nd Row.- Dickinson RK, Walls, McAndie, Leach! Holmes, Paterson S. ird Row.- Hodge, Nelson TW, Moore TW, McCullough GM, Casey KM, Rollston. 4t j Row: Larkin RX, Young RA, Webster SL Kenney, Wasiak, Voiding, Berry RN. We weren ' t the only company in the Corps — maybe we weren ' t the best, but we had a lot of good times together while we were here. Not only at West Point, but down in New York on the weekends, you ' d always lind a bunch of the boys together. That ' s the way we felt classmates should be — not just close at the Academy, but the best of friends wherever we might be. And so as each year passed, we saw the bonds of friendship grow steadily and surely, through good times and bad. We managed to weather the storm of four Tacs before we were through: Maj. Powell, Col. Corley, Col. SenefF, and Col. Crouch. Strangely enough, we survived — and were the better for it. Perhaps it was just as well we lived in the lost 50 ' s; most of us (preponderantly from old F-2 stock) had a bit of the devil in us, and some of our activities might have been ill re- Lt. Col. Crouch, Finley i I to ran a stud} ' a I FIRST CLASS- lst Raw: Fatum, Stephenson FA, Wightman, Hoot, Pafe, Spry. 2nd Row.-Tncy, Finley, Cummings WA, Nelson EA. WKow: Klein DD, Ford WA, Sarsfield, Banister AW, Cameron MB, Gibson. 4th Row: Kiely, Reed JC, Triner, Mayer. 5 A Row: Wason, Pratt, Jones OS, Brock, Nakfoor. ceived in a more populous area. Before long, Yearling and Cow years slipped by, and we found ourselves " in the Saddle, " as the old cliche goes. As First Class year crawled by, we did our best to run a good company, take every weekend, and study as little as possible — a pleasant change from three years of underclass status. And then one day graduation rolled around and we found it hard to believe that those four years which looked so formidable in ' 45 had already passed under the bridge of time. Now, graduation has come and gone — and so have we. But we hope that back in H-2, a little of our memory lingers on — memory of a class that took life with a smile and tried to pass it on that way to those below them . . . ©©MlPSiS 0- " ' P IL FIRST CLASS — 1st Row: Noce, Carey JA, Heiden, Allen BW, Carswell, White RA, Balmer. 2ni Row: Kessler, Cave, Sanders, Hindman, Springer, Yeats, Aus tin AM. 3r Row: Turner AF, Fitz, Anderson AJ, Bonwell, Katz, Kennedy WJ. 4ti Ro! .- Jenkins WG, Yepsen, Rice JB, Townsley. There ' s a difference, perhaps small and intangible — but nevertheless a difference — between the 1-2 forty-niners and any other such crew. A mixture blended with men from old D-2 to H-2, our assortment fused into a unique one through the three years we spent in that corner of North Area. With representations in every line of en- deavor and activity, we know that intense camaraderie born of well-remembered struggles and good times. After living so closely there in the 43rd and 44th divs, we have many fond memories of cadet life, memories which bind us together. The friendly feuds between quick- witted Bert Turner and big Al Austin, refereed by that soft-spoken " operator, " Bob Sanders, with " Opus " Townsley always ready to deliver a (e®Mip s SECOND CLASS lst Row; Buckner, Baxley, Leiser LG, Henderson LW, Mastaglio, Thomas EC, Jennings AB, Lilly. 2«( Roa ' . ' Stone CE, Morris GT, Dunning, Price GL, Herbert, Scholl, Best, Ache. }ni Row: AuU, Dunbar, Scofield, Hunt RL, Irons, MackmuW. 4th Row: Kelly JL, Wood WA, Henning, Berry EDH, Green JH. THIRD CLASS— i Row: Norvell, Hall GL, Albritten, Frick, Lynch PH, Howes, Forrester, Peter EC. 2nd Row: Hutchinson, Risden, Van Matre, Penney, Byers JR, Price JL. M Row: Leehey, Zuver, Torseth, Roloff, McDonald RF, Crocker, Janssen. FOURTH CLASS— ij Row: Wells RN, Warren HR, Manning, Hatton, Orenstein, Bara, Kraft. 2nd Row: Quinn JT, Lawrence, Lyon, Churchill, Waldrop Trudeau. 3rd Row: McLemore, Knutson, Cunimings T, Mever HR, Korchek. 4th Row: Holleran, Hahn, Hill JG, Tow JL. 5rh Rotv: Beasley LE, Carter JC, Geatches. 6th Row: Pelton, Wilson D. a profound opinion; Hindman ' s humor; " Bar " Anderson ' s playfulness; White ' s, Bonwell ' s and Carey ' s practical jokes; these and many other happenings serve to punctuate our recollections of the past few years — a life which, in the main, consisted of much serious work and many prob- lems, leavened as it was by those many light- hearted moments. Much credit goes to those who worked so hard on jobs which often provided nothing but intangible rewards. Jim Rice did an outstanding job as athletic representative; Boyde Allen constantly served as a spark plug in attain- ing our goals in every field. There are others, too, who have done much, and who will always be remembered by us. And in our life together we have found something very good and very lasting — the friendships we have formed will be with us no matter where we go from here. Allen BW, Lt. Col. Hobson (g®MlPI S i Forged at the anvil of old F, G, and H Companies, fresh from " the honeymoon, " the ' 49ers of K-Co converged on New North Barracks. Greeted by the cryptic salutations of " Pop, " we took up abode with a strong determination that the name of K-2 would soar to the heights of fame and fill all hearts with awe. " The old beer mug " was soon ours. The trophy room was full. The cohorts of K-Co, like Alexander, looked about impa- tiently for new conquests, searching restlessly for tasks to test the mettle of their prowess. " We few, we happy few, we band of brothers " — with the trials of losing four of our crew, of keeping Mac " pro, " of Bill ' s wireless wizardry, of sup- plying Ed with cigarettes; with the melodic strains of Bucko ' s banjo and Jose ' s trumpet, of FIRST CLASS— 1st Row: Anderson CW, Ross EB, Dickinson BW, Marslender, Sencay, McMurry, Kuhlman. IndKow: Fallen, Chandler JP, Kendree, Adams CM, Schlosser, Madison, Mundt, Hawn, Lindeman. ird Row: Gustafson, Seney, Spencer OF, Brown WC, Cleveland, Bryant GW, Milliken. SECOND CLASS— 1st Rou.- Liechtv, Novak, Baish, Libert, Todd, Small, Wegner. 2iiU Row: Hemenwav, Wilson RM, Pick, Wolf, Magee, Thompson NL, Glascock, Goldsmith, McDanicl PB, Chapman HE, Schnoor. 3 n ' Rou: Qumn EB, Griffin JT, Dctherow. 4r Rou.- Gabriel, York, Pettit, Nelson WF, Earnhart- THIRD CLASS— ijr Row: Scheumann, Zwerling, Ingram JS, Herte, Cor- ngan, Rogers DE, Hill JP, Moretti. 2nii Row: Bauers, Miller FR, Derrick, Dingman, Glossbrenner, Johnson LM, Samuelson, Larsen. ini Row: Kellv LM, HuiT, Roth, Watsey, Carter DG, Sheridan SR. FOURTH CLASS— 7j Row: Kelsey, Kiefer, Harrison WJ, Brian BF, Ceglouski, West HM, Shields. 2iJ Row: Mottern, Bergeson, O ' Sullivan, Pendleton FL, Collier, McClelland. }rd Row: Jordan, Flannagan, Lewis JH, Alderman, Dunmire. 4t i Row: Lennon LH, Freeman, Hansard, Brown HW. 5rh Row: Sell CE, Watkins, Wilson AT, Rainev, Duerr. Christmas carols sung on the stoops, of " No, Not a Word; " with (ierccly upholding Goble and Gus and Curly of the gold helmets, and standing in constant amazement at the erudition of Wade and John and Jim of the gold stars; with the feverish building of teams, the extra practices, and hnally the savagely contested encounters on the fields of friendly strife — with these and countless other links we fashioned the human bonds that, once formed, indestructibly challenge the onslaught of time and space. Thus in this brief, memorable stay much have we been given and much do we take with us as we leave, gifts of a rich and vital experience. We have played our part in creating and preserving the K-2 legend. We bore for a time and now pass on to able hands her most enduring trait — an indomitable spirit. Lt. Col. Wheeler, Brown WC FIRST CLASS— 1st Rdw: Underwood AR, Winter, Kingdom, Parrish, Toth, Shepherd, Buffington RM, Smith WC, 2W Row- Bayard, Coughlin TB, Norman, Swett, Gorog, Maclcert, Puckett. 3rd Row: Overton, Ike, Croonquist, Sayler, Smith SM, Bush WD, Woodson JD. Looking back to Beast Barracks ' 45 and the first laugh we had as plebes from the report, " 8th Company Absent, Sir, " down through the Easter Egg Hunt, Buckner, Myrtle Beach, Juarez . . . our sentence with the midshipmen called " Ca- mid " . . . Wright Field, Benning . . . Dickie on the Area, Bush buying a new miniature, Gorog on a trip, the Tac with his fishing pole . . . L Company stands out to us as a symbol of the really important things at West Point. We formed no cliques. We ' re proud of the lack of friction between classes. There was always some- body or something to laugh at regardless of how " de " you went or how much time you still had to walk off. A good sense of humor kept morale high from June to June . . . without even the SECOSD Howell J( Drt»Ti,( IfllllBC felt Hi Fleming, fOLTlTH kH 238 Bush, Lt. Col. Norris usual gloom period slump. New North Barracks suffered from the 46th to the 55th Divisions as a result of water fights and burning Wilson Clean- er; and the cats who once howled behind the divisions have fewer lives as a result of coordi- nated barrages of well aimed missiles from the upper floors. We ' ve won our share of drill streamers and intramurder victories . . . and had the usual selection of makes and bucks, star men and goats . . . but above all we ' ve made friends that we ' ll keep as a result of sticking together through the four years . . . Balance was our key- note, and with that goal we achieved the kind of company that made living a lot easier . . . some of the smaller and even some of the larger men have accused us of being " clannish " as a result of working so closely together . . . mebbe so . . . but we kinda like it that way! SECOND CLASS— ij Rou: Freedniin, Mueller PJ, St.ipleton, Reinharc, Mather. 2nd Row.- Kammerer, Parks HN, Packer, Bonfoev, Smith RR, Howell JG, Adams DL, Lee JM. }rd Row: Tackus, Rupple, Brown HG, Griebling, Samsey, Tonningsen, Loyd. 4th Row: Rowell, Underwood HP, Drewry, GalifFa, Sampson, Brinkerhoff. THIRD CLASS— 1st Row: Allen WA, Parkins, Collins MM, McGann, Steele HM, Craigie, Owens WG, Vandenberg HS. 2iid Row: Gilbertson, Sartin, Keesling, Reeve GS. iniRow: Yerks, Mueller EJ, Haggren, Meyer EC, Fleming. 4th Row: Dunlap, Barnett WT, Smith GC, Anderson RD, Strealdorf. FOURTH CLASS— ij? Row: Pedrick, Lane EE, Weinert, Roberts HK, Roberts RJ, Lennon PR, Haas. 2nd Row: Roosma, Eisenhart, Martin AT, Shv, Bushee GF, Swanson. }rd Row: Selleck, Sharp WF, Havford, Raiford, Hogan. 4th Row: Clough, Carey GJ, Vogel HD, Selkis, Driskill, Palmer GH. 5th Row: Day JO, Travis, DeveriU, Eachus. )L (e®Mip i iii h n ' SECOND CLASS— ijf Row: Aton, Kulpa, McKinney JT, Trent, Kellum, Tullidge, Jennings JR, Brandes. 2nd Row: Matthey, Leary, Pohli, Nutting, Gaillard. 3rd Row: Campbell DA, Siavins, Crichton, Rogers ME, Rising, Waddell, Miller WD. 4r j Row: Lear, Leiser, Fitts, Poage. 5rh Row: Wheaton WF, Dielens. THIRD CLASS— i f Row: Ring, Ireland, Hendricks GK, Nance, Morgan NB, Cousins, Snyder MC. 2tid Row: Jacobs SA, Elmblad, Hirsch TM, Wevand, Gwvnn, Sites, Hechinger. 3rd Row: Daigh, Cox JS, McCullough RR ' , O ' Neill, Griesinger. FOURTH CLASS— 1st Row: Cline, Senich, Spence JE, Myers WA, Tixier, Kimmel JD, Starns. 2nd Row: Niblack, Hettinger, Smvth, Davis LM, Boyles WB, Earnest. 3rd Row: Pfeil, Stone HR, Wettlaufer, Rogers KC, McGarry, Coffman. 4th Row: Elliott WH, King IW, Lorenzen, Lichten- walter, Ahearn DC. 5th Row: Shira, Stubblebine, Dowler, Beyer. We of M-2 link ourselves with the famous flankers of pre-war M Company through an equally famous bur temporary company, old H-2. We have captured that indefinable spirit that is so obvious when flankers get together for a bull session or weekend party of a Gopher Game, and take great pride in preserving that spirit among ourselves and passing it on to the flankers who follow us in M-2. On the 2nd of July in ' 45 you couldn ' t pick us out from the other new cadets, but in that first month we learned not only the endless duties of Plebes, but, more important, we learned about a company. We learned that there was one company above all others that we wanted to be a part of, a company that looks after its own. A Company where a smile outshines a shoe and where the spirit of the Company is as strong Lt. Comdr. Cook, Swanke 240 FIRST CLASS— ;,ff Row: Muckerman, Bowman RC, Earthman, Simpson [A, Broun AG, Millc-r |E, Cronin TC. 2W Raw: Ennis, Boag, Ycllnian Ford EP Ronald, Whitmarsh. iicl Row: Freeh, Hcckman, Swanke, Barnc-s FG, Andrus, McGiirk. as the spirit of the class. Four years have strength- ened our devotion to that Company. PJebe year in old H-2 was no picnic and yet there were no other Plebes in the Corps that had an Easter Egg Hunt that year. Yearling year we changed our com- pany name but kept our attitude the same, and as Cows we watched the new leadership methods take shape and weren ' t surprised at their simi- larity to the traditional M-Co methods. This last year we have kept M-2 in the lead and we pass her on to able hands that will keep that flanker spirit as M-2 ' s most valued trait. As graduates we will look back with pride on being members of the tall grey line of M-Co flankers for ours is a special pride in knowing that M-2 is " The Last and Best Company in the Corps. " (e®Mip s • ' . », : : f .4 ; : v " ll % ■•««4X ' vi ..r:: . mem Fisher, William S. (1928-1946) XkGinui , John M. (1927-1946; ' Oh may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again In minds made better by their presence. " GEORGE ELLIOT 243 LOUIS E. ABELE Zanesville, Ohio M-1 Claiming Ohio as his own, but with a yen for Ameri- can landmarks and traveling in general, Lea found West Point a home for his beloved photography. An engineering background from both family and college also gave ample time for shooting, bridge, hops, and the sack. A firm believer in the Infantry as the Queen of Battles, Lea has set his sights on the Airborne Infantry. Acolyte 3-2-1 Special Progra Camera Club 2-1 Committee Model Airplane Club 2-1 Sergeant Pistol Club 4-3-2-1 Numerals CHARLES MILTON ADAMS Amarillo, Texas K-2 Escaping from the Navy to the Army when the big 1945 storm blew in from Texas, this native bit of sage came in direct from Amarillo, a typical example of an unruly, uproarious man from the Panhandle. He soon made himself known within the Grey Walls, strum- ming his way into the hearts of one and all with his untuned guitar, keen wit, and sincere smile and his unparalleled judgment of cute women. Wrestling 4 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Special Program Debate Council 4-1 Committee 4-3-2-1 Dialectic Society 2-1 Publicity Chairman Fishing Club 4-3-2-1 Weight Lifting Club 2-1 Public Information Pointer 4-3-2-1 Detail 2 Corporal 2 Russian Club 2-1 Sergeant 1 Skeet Club 1 HARMAN CHARLES AGNEW New Orleans, Louisiana K-1 To investigate the outlook and background of that new game, Camid, Chuck spent three semesters in the navy at Tulane University before changing uniforms, and he has never regretted the change. He is probably the only hive with a star on his b-robe, and the best skier from the rebel states. A career in the Air Force is his one ambition, and he is made to order for the job. Boxing Skeet Club Ski Club 4 3 2-1 Sergeant 1 244 1 9 Jt MALCOLM JOSEPH AGNEW Inyokern, California D-1 When Mac came to West Point he brought with him a little ray of California ' s golden sunshine that has never been clouded. Being a true " brat, " he had little trouble in adapting himself to the old Army way. When the gang gathers around to sing their harmo- nious notes, Mac will always be relied upon to carry the bass. We will always remember him as a true friend and a worthy companion. Cross Countr ' Ski Club Chapel Choir Glee Club Camera Club 4 Weight Lifting Club 2-1 4-3 Hundredth Night Show 4-3 4-3-2-1 Howitzer 4-3-2-1 4-3-2-1 Sergeant 1 2-1 JOHN GEORGE ALBERT Dansville, New York H-1 Jack came to West Point via two years at Cornell and thirty months in the Air Corps. This experience more than prepared him for cadet life, and his winning per- sonality soon won him many friends. Except for two years of agony spent with various Frog professors, he had a very high academic rating, and this coupled with his many activities promises him a successful career in his chosen profession. Catholic Choir 4-3-2 Debate Council 4-3 Ski Club 4-2-1 Corporal 2 Captain Battalion Commande BOYDE WINSTON ALLEN, JR. The Plains, Ohio 1-2 Toler, Kentucky ' s contribution to the Corps, is a quiet friendly guy who went to school in Ohio before two years in the Navy, and nearly landed at Annapolis. Boyde qualified as a collegiate champion in snoring, pipe collecting and eating at the Academy, then moved from intramural to first string lacrosse in one season. Industrious and hard-working, Boyde ' s suc- cess in the Army is assured. Wrestling 4 Track 4 Lacrosse 3-2-1 Skeet Club 3-1 Major A Corporal 2 Navv Star Captain 1 4 9 245 nc HAROLD R. ANDEREGG LaCrosse, Wisconsin E-2 I " Andy, " as he is universally known, has been in the military service since July of 1943 when he entered the army. In early 1945 he left the European Theater to enter the Academy. He is a fine skiier, so his winter afternoons were spent on the ski slopes; and he is also an accomplished tennis and handball player. A friend to everyone he meets, he is well known throughout the Corps. Track 4-3 Debate Council 4 Ski Club 3-2-1 Pointer 4 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 CURTIS LANGFORD ANDERS Commerce, Texas F-2 Curt talks about his great degree of indifference, but it works in reverse. Ask him to do a favor or bless him with some work that he likes and watch the job get done faster and better than most any other person could do it. So a toast to the Anders brand of efficient and friendship-gaining indifference — it is sure to see him through splendidly, no matter where he goes. Best of luck! Soccer 2-1 Pointer 2- Manager Editor-in-Chief Automobile Committee 1 Howitzer 4 Dialectic Society 3 -2-1 Corporal 2 General Committee 2-1 Sergeant 1 Ski Club 3-2-1 ALFRED J. ANDERSON Kansas City, Missouri 1-2 An All Big Six tackle while at the University of Missouri, which he attended for two years before entering the Academy, Andy was a sure bet on the gridiron. His struggle with academics made him ap- preciate the true value of West Point. Friendly and pleasant, his practical jokes have become legend. Andy ' s initiative, conscientiousness and personality can not fail to produce success. Football 4-3 Major A Baseball 4 Election Committee 2 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 I cn|oyii 246 1 9 Ik CH ARLES CARSON WILLIAM ANDERSON, JR. San Antonio, Texas K-2 The walking wit, the Hope and Crosby personality that brought sunshine from San Antonio; Andy, the streak of good humor, immediately became endeared to everyone. Weekends and furloughs would have been for naught without this gay party-maker and con- noisseur of all things good. Breezing past books and battles, he displayed his ability to make life more enjoyable for all of us at West Point. Weight Lifting Club Chess Club German Club Radio Club Sergeant ROBERT BENJAMIN ANDREEN St. Paul, Minnesota L-1 Of previous military service, Andy ' s personality radi- ates from his ever present smile, and he inspires con- fidence and loyalty in all companions. As a roommate, Andy has few faults and his academic coaching is to be compared with the very best. His friendly manner will make him a successful and well-liked officer and has left an indelible impression upon us who call him a friend. Howitzer 3 Hundredth Night Show 4 Ski Club 3 Corporal 2 Radio Club 4-3-2 Sergeant 1 Camera Club 3-2 JOHN STEBBINS ANDRUS Washington, D. C. M-2 With an army heritage and a prep school background. John became a true son of M-Co. His unselfish attitude, his ever-present enthusiasm for a good time, and his outstanding ability in swimming and in making out poop sheets characterize him to us all. An excep- tionally easy man to please, John will find happiness wherever he is, and the Army will find in him one who serves her well. Swimming 4-1 Ski Club 2-1 Numerals Hundredth Nite Show 1 Chess Club 4-3-2 Howitzer 2-1 Water Soccer Club 4-3 Pointer 2-1 Skeet Club 3 Sergeant 1 Fishing Club 3 4 9 M7 , .. „sii:.ias!,-ii:::it. i , ' .ri:,, xi f :!! m STEWART MARTIN APPELBAUM Winnecka, Illinois A-1 He ' s the kind of guy you want around when you have a job you want well done — when you ' re feeling mighty low — when you have a good subject about which you want to argue — when you want to ask a favor, and when you need a quick mind to get you through the writs. Marty will be a success wherever he goes he- cause he ' s the kind of guy you want around when you need a friend. Ski Club Howitzer Corporal Sergeant CARL FRANKLIN ARANTZ, JR. Decatur, Alabama --1 The " Dutchman " came to us from the deep South and was always a consistent walking " Chamber of Com- merce " for the sovereign state of Alabama. We will always remember this big amiable fellow for his sack- ing, rollicking laughter, and dragging proficiency with blondes. Having aspirations toward graduation, wed- ding bells, and flying, we are all wishing you good luck, Dutch. Soccer 3-2-1 Ski Club 3-2 Acolvte 2-1 Weight Lifting Club 4-3 Election Committee 2-1 Howitzer Missal Reader 3 Corporal 2 Skeet Club 4-3 First Sergeant 1 ADRIAN BYRON ARGANBRIGHT, JR. Portsmouth, Ohio F-2 Arganbright came to West Point from the Buckeye State. While here he acted as manager of the basket- ball team. He also participated in soccer during his Plebe year. Since then Arganbright ' s main interests have been the Camera Club. Soccer 4 Basketball 4-3-2-1 Manager Camera Club 3-2-1 Howitzer 4 Sergeant 1 248 1 9 JOHN WILLIAM ARMSTRONG (iarland, Texas C-2 Armwillie- self-styled Chamber of Commerce for the " Lone Star State " — despiser of northern winters; erst- while star of intramural teams, entrenched near the top of his class both in academics and cadet rank, appreciating femmes, good food, and sack; sincere and genial, he makes the best buddy a person could have, and an excellent candidate for the title of " most likely to succeed. " Football 1 Track 4 Chapel Usher I Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Captain 1 Regimental Training Officer JOHN QUIRN ARNETTE Winnsboro, South Carolina I-l Although he is the original five year man, Jack never seems to have any worries of his own and can always be depended on to cheer you up in no time flat with a smile as wide as the sack he loves so well, which is just where you ' ll find him when he ' s not extolling the virtues of Winnsboro, South Carolina. We ' ll remem- ber forever this goat with the most agreeable grin in the Corps. Wrestling Numerals Sunday School Teacher Ski Club Sergeant DAVID LEE ARNOLD Sonoma, California I-l Dave entered West Point with a smile and departed with a hearty laugh. A member of the Century Club, this easy-going practical joker was never too busy to join in occasional dragging or a barrage of snowballs. Neither the Academic Board nor the shadow of the T.D. ever dampened his spirits. With a distinct aver- sion for walking, Dave ' s success in the paratroops is assured. Pistol Club 4 Camera Club 3-2-1 French Club 2-1 Ski Club 3-2-1 Skeet Club 3 Debating Council 4 Sergeant 1 4 9 249 m ALBERT M. AUSTIN, JR. Memphis, Tennessee 1-2 After five years of Prep school at St. Paul ' s School in Concord, N. H., Al entered West Point and immedi- ately demonstrated his ability to more than hold his own with the best of the Yankees. Going through West Point with a minimum of academic effort, Al ' s greatest worry came from the usual weekend drag. Well rounded, sincere, and popular, Al will go a long way in his chosen profession. Football Numeral Monogram Hockey Captain Numerals Minor A CHARLES THOMPSON BAKER Track Numerals 4 Monograms Corporal First Sergeant 2 1 Casper, Wyoming G-1 When Tom was the only " E-Co " Plebe to gain a pre- mature recognition from " Red Mac, " he was marked. However, to watch Tom on these " staves " down the Constant Slopes, it became evident that his pre- eminence was accompanied by versatility. Though unsuccessful at stealing up to " Charlie ' s " during C.Q. , Tom ' s faithfulness to the Infantry will catapult him to the pinnacle of army success. Ski Club 3-2-1 Secretary President Model Airplane Club 2-1 Corporal 2 First Sergeant 1 JESMOND DENE BALMER, JR. Ft. Sill, Oklahoma 1-2 A fall guy for any blonde with a pleasing smile, Dene, not " Dean, " hails from no place in particular but has a special soft spot in his heart for Lawton, Oklahoma. His likes are many: swimming, golf, and riding num- bering among his favorites. Always ready with a smile, he possesses a well balanced point of view, being able to discern readily the ridiculous from the serious. Swimming Numerals Golf Skeet Club Chapel Usher Honor Committee Corporal Lieutenant 250 1 9 THOMAS FULLER BAMFORD South Bend, Indiana B-1 Ranging easily through the hivey star-studded sec- tions, Tom ' s versatile mind encompassed each and every activity at West Point, from complexities of the ski slope and handball court to the German lecture room. In Tom those necessary attributes of constancy, cheerfulness, and dependability are fully blended. To Tom, one can only say, " Success " — We know he has what it takes. German Club 2-1 Ski Club 2-1 Skeet Club 3 Camera Club 2-1 Weight Lifting Club 2-1 Sergeant 1 ARTHUR W. BANISTER Springfield, Missouri H-2 Art had few spare moments during his stay at the Academy. When he wasn ' t blowing a trombone, he was whipping up a Pointer article, or trying to figure a way to get that tenth between 2.9 and 3.0. He must have found the formula, because those stars looked mighty good on his collar. It would be hard to imagine Art as anything less than a success in the Army or out — he has what it takes. Pointer 4-3-2-1 Literary Editor Dance Orchestra 4-3-2-1 Hundredth Night Show 4 General Committee 2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 Stars 4-3-2-1 SAMUEL LYMAN BARBER, JR. Louisville, Kentucky B-1 Sam came to West Point after serving in the 75th Division and after many months in the U.S.M.A.P. course at Lafayette College and Fort Benning. At the Point it might be said that " Sambo " was a great leader of men and a better follower of women (without outstanding success). An already seasoned soldier upon entering West Point, Sam responded to the sys- tem to become a promising officer. Ski Club 3-2 Weight Lifting Club 1 Sergeant 1 4 9 251 RAYMON CLAY BARLOW, JR. Washington, D, C. F-1 Buzz, an " Army Brat " born in Hawaii, is the third generation of his family in the Army. To his room- mates he became famous for his ability to curl up anywhere and sleep, which earned for him the nick- name of " Pretzel, " and his ability to fit the words of any song to the music of any other song. Buzz ' s love for whistling caused his friends to wonder why he is becoming an officer instead of a Boatswain ' s mate. Golf 3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Dining Hall Commr ttcc 1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 DAVID P. BARNES Crawford, Kentucky M-1 A satisfied chuckle, a shout of, " I ' ve got it, " and the problem is solved. Dave ' s academic ability was coupled with a cheerful willingness to pass on his knowledge. His high academic standing allowed him to pursue his love of classical music and good books. Dave ' s wonderful sense of humor and natural ability will facilitate the accomplishment of whatever tasks come his way. Concert Orchestra 4-3-1 Model Airplane Club 1 Radio Club 3-2 Sergeant 1 FRANK G. BARNES Hopkinsville, Kentucky M-2 Plebe year was easy, academics easier, and being a fine athlete just came natural for that " Colonel " from Kentucky— " Franko. " Always had the " pro-est " woman — and equally as lucky in any game of chance; " Franko " had a natural aversion to demerits, runts, and tactical officers, but whenever rank is being passed out Barnes will be there in front — be it in the Army or civilian life. Football 4-3-2-1 Major A Basketball 4-3-2-1 Maior A Baseball 4 Hop Manager 3-2-1 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 252 1 9 }A ROBERT COOKE BARTON H-1 Chattanooga, Tennessee Out of the old Air Corps this Tennessee woodsman came to West Point with a major purpose — returning to the " wild blue. " Except for a minor skirmish with the French department he convinced the Academic Board that despite his profuse claims of indolence and indifference to studies, he had them dominated. Long will we remember his infamous " droop cap " riding ten fingers above his boxer ' s nose. Boxing 3-2 Sailing Club Skeet Club Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Corporal Sergeant RAYMOND R. BATTREALL, JR. Omaha, Nebraska F-1 A red-head who never lost his temper— that ' s Ray. With pipe in mouth, except when he was singing, he could always be found in first sections. However, his thoughts, usually way up in the clouds flying forma- tion with the Air Force, came down to earth only long enough to gain him an enviable reputation for con- scientiousness and dependability. Ray has all the attributes necessary for success. Chapel Choir Chapel Chimers Glee Club Ski Club Camp Illumination 4-3-2-1 4-3-2-1 4-3-2-1 4-3-2-1 3 L-1 Hundredth Night Show 4 Sergeant 1 LEWIS ROY BAUMANN Washington, D. C. A man from no-man ' s state, Lew entered West Point via the army and soon found his slot down among the goats and erstwhile star-boners. Ever ready to answer the call of Morpheus he quickly fell in love with the sack. In four years his happy smirk and humor have made him one of the comedians of his company. In whatever branch he draws Lew will get along okay in the service. Boxing 4-3 Soccer 3 Skeet Club 4-3 Ski Club 3-2-1 Chess Club 4 Weight Lifting Club 3-2-1 Camera Club 3 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 4 9 253 m LOUIS PINTARD BAYARD Kohler, Wisconsin L-2 With a background gained at Culver, Lou knew the terrors to be expected during plebe year. Having con- quered these in grand style, he proceeded through West Point, gaining the admiration of his friends for his determination and individuality. As academics came easily to him, Lou had plenty of time for his favorite pastime, reading. He is assured of success in whatever he undertakes. Public Information Detail Corporal Sergeant CLYDE BEAUCHAMP BELL, JR. Gallatin, Tennessee B-1 " The Victim of circumstances " of " Baker-First, " although an " Army Brat, " claims Tennessee in the sunny South as his home. He graduated, after a con- stant battle with the Math Dept. during Plebe year — which he won — and one as a Yearling with the Tactical Department — in which he was defeated. The Army always had Clyde but now the deal has been signed, sealed, and delivered. Ski Club Pistol Club 4-3-2-1 2-1 JOHN ARTHUR BENDER Bremerton, Washington H-1 Straight from the E. T. O. Jack brought to West Point a determined nature and the fortitude which enabled him to surpass all obstacles that the Academy afforded. Jack acquired the nickname " Calm John " because of his calm and efficient manner in the daily routine. By all his comrades Jack will always be considered a sincere friend, cheerful companion, and a firm defender of his principles. Boxing 4 Cross Country 4 Wrestling 3 Debate Council 3 Election Committee 3-2 Ski Club 3-2-1 Howitzer 4 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 1 I 254 1 9 MAURICE MANUEL BENITEZ Miami Beach, Florida B-2 If possible, Ben would have spent his entire cadet career astride his favorite jumper, dismounting only to shoot eighteen holes of golf. Gifted with a hair-trigger mind, adapted for everything from academics to the solving of international problems, he longed for the life of a beachcomber under the Florida palms. Dig your spurs into that rocket ship, Ben, and happy landings. Horse Show Team 3 Hundredth Night Show 1 Escort Committee 1 Ticket Committee 2-1 French Club 2-1 Howitzer 2-1 Sergeant 1 LOUIS H. BENZING Bergentield, New Jersey I-l " From " : New Jersey; Bergenfield to be exact. " Past " : Lou bounced in from " Joisey " right onto the soccer field and loved it. " Present " : an engineering engineer. " Love of his life " : living. " Chosen profession " : mur- dering the German language. " Dull moments " : none. " Future " : the impossibility of forgetting Lou ' s laugh and certainty of his friendship and five stars. Soccer 4-3-2 Numerals Monogram Minor A Ski Club 4-3 Squash Club 3 Press Representative 2 Howitzer 3 Sergeant 1 EARL CRAIG BETTS Holtwood, Pennsylvania D-2 From Holtwood " Wennsylwania " via Bullis School came Craig. A good buddy, excellent roommate, and room-orderly — none better. He could almost always be found at the boodlers, playing football, in the sack, or at the skating rink. His keen enjoyment of life was never dulled; his astounding appetite for good food was never satiated; his intense desire for having a good time never satisfied. Ring Representative 3-2-1 Ski Club 3-2-1 Art Club 3-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 4 9 255 FERNANDO FRANCIS BIRCH Salt Lake City, Utah H-1 Fernando Francis Birch — so we all call him Freddie. The " right guy " was oneof our outstanding sprinters, although hampered by a troublesome leg injury. Freddie ' s ability for fluent and biting criticism we doubt can be exceeded. Though always in top sec- tions, no thanks to studying, Freddie had innumerable friends throughout the Corps; but his best friends we fear will always be his sack. Track 4-3-2-1 Numerals Monogram Pointer 4 Sergeant 1 JOHN HOWARD BIRRELL Pocatello, Idaho F-2 Johnny was never without a song, but his ambitions to be a songbird were quickly confined to singing with the Cadet Chapel Choir and the Glee Club when, after two years in the Army, he decided to stay. However, the military life did not find him lacking talent of other vocal character. A natural hive, he excelled in all subjects and frequently led his class in tactics. Cross Country Chapel Choir Glee Club Portuguese Club Sergeant 4-3-2-1 3-2-1 2 1 ROBERT WOOLFOLK BLACK Hartford, Connecticut C-1 They say that the best men at West Point wear stars. True to that proverb Bob is one of those very dis- tinguished few — he wears them on his B-robe, but you can ' t keep a good man down. Though there were many rough times, his ever present persistence, over- flowing energy, and a very friendly disposition have stood him in good stead and have carried him through toward his final goal. Track 4 Cross Country 4 Tennis 4 Numerals Skeet Club 1 Ski Club 4 Sergeant 1 256 1 9 JOHN R. BOAG, JR. Albion, New York M-2 From the gaity and life of Amherst College Jack entered West Point. He found the life quite different from that to which he was accustomed, but through- out he always maintained his sarcastic humor and fervent love of gay parties. Wherever Jack goes, his fine intellect and those many characteristics which have endeared him to his friends at West Point will bring him success. Sailing Club 3-2-1 Honor Committee 2-1 Catholic Choir 3-2 Sergeant 1 HERMAN THEODORE BOLAND, JR. Bloomfield, Nebraska M-1 The sub-altitudinous man frequently seen being car- ried by his bass fiddle down Brewerton Road is none other than Herman " The Hive " Boland. Ted doesn ' t hoard his knowledge, but is always handing out philosophical tid-bits to those less endowed with academic talents. The harmonic strumming of his hands will be missed during the gloom period Friday night jam sessions in the mess hall. Dance Band Honor Representative Russian Club Debate Council Corporal First Sergeant 2-1 4-1 DAVID ENDICOTT BOLTE B-1 Fort Monroe, Virginia Dave, reared on army life, came to us from the In- fantry. A boundless imagination and indomitable spirit carried him through plebe year. Time made no change and his energy marked him a leader in our class. This accomplished track veteran paced the Academic Board through four hard years. An ideal roommate, an amiable associate, Dave leaves us with indelible memories of his friendship. Cross Country Track Duty Committee Chairman Chapel Usher Color Corporal Lieutenant Battalion Adjutant 4-3 4-3-2-1 4 9 257 m FRANK BANKER BONDURANT Des Moines, Iowa C-1 Cosmopolitan " Bondy " (he had weathered a plebe year in " A " Co and a yearling year among the char- acters in " B " Co before arriving in the haven of happiness of " C " Co) has won a high place in the re- gards of his classmates. Frank spends most of his weekends dragging. Affable, conscientious, intelligent, and athletic, " Bondy " is sure to succeed in whichever field he may choose. Soccer Swimming Tennis Numerals Public Relations Committee Corporal Sergeant 4 4 4-2-1 DONALD RICHARD BONWELL Bradenton, Florida 1-2 Born at a young age into an Army family, Don spent his childhood hiking around Army posts; he plans to spend the rest of his life in the infantry adding to his bunions. His pathetic look while telling of his aca- demic defeats combined with his smile while telling of camping trips have made it a pleasure serving with him. Hundredth Night Show 4-3-2-1 Missal Reader 3 Sergeant 1 MARCELLUS WILLIAM BOUNDS Lufkin, Texas E-2 A ready smile and a Western drawl are the trade- marks of Bill. Always ready to defend the reputation of his native Texas, Bill has an easy-going, congenial manner that wins for him the friendship of all. His athletic ability always contributed to the success of his company ' s teams. These attributes combined with a desire for the Army as a career assure him of a bright future. Weight Lifting Club Camera Club 1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 2-1 I J I 258 1 9 :, i» RICHARD CARL BOWMAN Evansville, Illinois M-2 A jack-of-all-trades and master of many of them, too, Dick never wasted his time " sacking ' " or " hitting the books. " But it was off to the gym or the club rooms for him when that bell rang at three o ' clock in the afternoon. Whatever he did, he did with a zeal and a spirit that carried him straight to his goal, however high it was set. These qualities will carry him far after June. Fencing 4-3-2-1 Captain Art Club 3-2-1 Debating Society 3-2 Model Railroad Club 2-1 President Sunday School Teacher 2-1 ROBERT LOUIS BRADLEY San Antonio, Texa, C-1 Brad came to us from the Army determined to remain an individualist, and that he did. His infectious laugh, hair trigger wit, and genuine friendliness make him a standout in any crowd. Efficient, loyal, hard-working, yet fun loving — these qualities will make him out- standing in whatever field he chooses. Lacrosse 4-3 Numerals Major A Chess Club 4-3 Missal Reader 3 Spanish Club 2 Corporal 2 Supply Sergeant 1 SCHUYLER BUELL BRANDT, JR. Columbus, Ohio K-1 Coming to the Point from the Naval Air Corps, Dod has kept " the wild blue yonder " foremost in his mind. A natural athlete, he was seldom seen in the sack. His hiveyness together with an easy-going, good natured personality won him many friends among his less fortunate classmates. His quick wit and ability to analyze the situation will assure him success in his chosen branch. Russian Club Ski Club Weight Lifting Club Corporal Sergeant 4-3-2-1 3-2 4 9 259 ii DONALD VINCENT BRAUN Sioux Falls, South Dakota C-1 After serving in the Army, Don came to West Point well versed in Army routine. His easy going manner, compatible disposition, and willingness to help his friends have proved their worth many times. A good athlete, Don proved his ability by helping defeat the Engineers in the Thanksgiving Day classic. Don ' s cheerfulness and sincerity will be invaluable to him throughout his career. Camera Club 4-3-2-1 Skeet Club 2-1 Ski Club 2-1 Weight Lifting Club 1 Sergeant 1 ROBERT J. BRAUN Orange, New Jersey F-2 From Navy Blue to Cadet Grey in one easy step — Bob traded in his sailor suit for a slim, trim cadet outfit. When he ' s not studying or dragging, he ' s spending his time boning " muck " in the weight lifting room. Academics never troubled Bob, although C-store en- forced purchases left him very bitter at times. His suc- cess as a student and a cadet is an indication of his coming army career. Lacrosse Swimming Election Committee Weight Lifting Club Sergeant 3-2-1 3-2-1 ADRIAN BEECHER BRIAN Hastings, Nebraska E-1 Although A. B. is an Army Brat from Hastings, Nebraska, it shouldn ' t be held against him. He is a very likeable chap and not easily excited. He possesses a grand sense of humor and a singing voice which, according to his boast, is the worst in the Corps. He will be remembered as a crack shot with a rifle and an ardent supporter of the Mid-West, the Ground Forces, and after taps bull sessions. Rifle 3 Camera Club 3-2-1 Skeet Club 3-2 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Water Soccer Club 3 Sergeant 1 260 1 9 » FRANK HAWKINS BROCK J Antlers, Oklahoma H-2 Leaving the Red River Valley to don the khaki, Frank eventually found himself within the portals of West Point. Immediately adapting himself to cadet life, Frank also found time to participate in football and lacrosse. Known for his appreciation of beautiful women and good music, Frank ' s other qualities of courage, sincerity, alertness, and dependability insure him a successful career. Football 4 Lacrosse 4 Engineer Football 2 Track 1 Fishing Club 4 Corporal 2 First Sergeant 1 DAN AUSTIN BROOKSHER Fort Smith, Arkansas A-2 " Mister Speaker, Mister Speaker, " here we have the barefoot Arkansas boy, " Black Dan. " After eight months in the Army Dan settled down on the plain, his heart still pining for the beautiful Ozarks. He soon found solace in similar topography, that of Fort Put — Plebe MT G of course. Easily acclimated, Dan got on to the system, to include shoes, and impressed one and all, including the T.D., with his many and varied abilities. Track General Committee Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 2-1 lOL i I -i 5 « 1 ALLAN GREGORY BROWN Chattanooga, Tennessee M-2 The Rabbit, after bounding North from Georgia Tech found Plebe year a bit different, but with perseverance A.G. distinguished himself in fast track, long sack, and plenty of talk. Academics were perhaps a bit troublesome at times, but never enough to stop him from golf, dragging, or a rare weekend. Al ' s radiant personality and outstanding leadership rank him high with everyone. Football 4-3 Goat Football Golf Cross Countr ' 4-2 Track 4-3-2-1 Weight Lifting Club Corporal Sergeant 4 9 261 0C CHARLES H. BROWN, JR. Wilmington, Delaware L-1 Like many another G.L, Charlie spent some time in the USMAPS. In fact he enjoyed a whole year of it — first at Lafayette, and then at Amherst. During his stay at West Point he has obtained a full-fledged membership on Corps Squad Sack. At present he hopes to join the Air Force. We understand he is de- signing a dream plane in which the pilot flies the plane from a horizontal position. Track 4 General Committee 2-1 Corpor al 2 Lieutenant 1 ROBERT McHUGH BROWN Jacksonville, Florida D-2 Coupled with Brownie ' s capacity for enjoying life, no matter where he is or under what circumstances, is the ability to impart to those around him much of his geniality and spirit of comradeship. R.M. ' s Florida accent, big smile and muscular build characterize a really charming friend who is always able to get one- hundred-percent results and who above all, is a tribute to himself. Handball Club 3-2-1 Sailing Club 3 Skeet Club 4-3 Weight Lifting Club 3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 WILLIAM CA ' ETT BROWN Beaumont, Texas K-2 Although Brownie didn ' t participate on many Corps Squads, it was due to his enthusiasm in the intramural athletic program. Anything he undertook in either academics or athletics he conscientiously pursued. He leaves behind him an impressive record as a Cadet Captain at VMI, as a stellar center on the Engineer football team; he will be one of the Army ' s best orticers. Pistol Club 2-1 Pointer Representative 4-3 Ski Club 3-2-1 Election Committee 2 Chapel Usher 2 Special Program Committee 2 Corporal 2 Captain 1 262 1 9 I LEWIS CARLTON LINDSEY BROWNE Boulder, Colorado G-1 When Louie surprised his folks by passing the entrance exams he was carrying on the traditions of an Army life which had reached from Texas to Panama. Paradoxically, this son of the Lone Star State claims Colorado for a residence. His diverse abilities in " sack, " dragging, and athletics, have left him man ' steadfast friends, male and female, both within and without the Corps. Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Corpor.il 2 Sergeant 1 ROY CLEVELAND BRUNHART Milwaukee, Wisconsin B-1 When Roy received his appointment in Europe, it marked the beginning of the second step in his Army career. His frank, friendly mannerisms made him a " natural " in the B-1 gang. " Skipper ' s " weekly swing sessions in the 4th hardly ever failed to drive his roommates into other divisions. His wide under- standing and determination to succeed are bound to put Roy on top in whatever field he may choose. Swimming 4-3 Numerals Water Polo Club 3-2-1 Ski Club 2-1 Chess Club 4-3-2-1 German Club 2-1 Camera Club 4-3 Corporal Color Sergeant GOBLE WATSON BRYANT Dallas, Texas K-2 With a background of Texas A. M. and service in the Air Force, Goble brought a mature mind and a powerful body to West Point. As a standout member of the Army football team, any Saturday afternoon in the fall, he could be found in the middle of the opposing team ' s backfield. Possessing strong convic- tions and natural leadership, Goble is well prepared to meet any challenge. Football 4- Major A Coach Baseball 4 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 4 9 263 9C CLAY THOMPSON BUCKINGHAM Vero Beach, Florida F-1 With " do, " " do, " " do " following " 2.0, " " 2.0, " " 2.0 " during Plebe year. Buck soon found the " don ' t fight it " poop all too true. Although triumphant over the Treasurer on many occasions, he was less successful warding off the blows of the academic department. With a heart as big as his ears, he was constantly Sunday Schooling army brats, coaching Spic, or dragging " D " for his wives. Tennis 4 Spanish Club Numerals Ski Club Sunday School Teacher 3-2-1 Camp Illumination Glee Club 3-2-1 Corporal Car Committee 1 Sergeant Camera Club 1 RALPH MAURICE BUFFINGTON Arlington, Virginia L-2 Brains extraordinary stood Buff and his roommates as well in good stead. His weakness for collecting knives kept those roommates well dominated, but his con- sideration for others somewhat compensated. His calmness and sanity were steadying influences during trying times. His splendid sense of values and excep- tional intelligence will insure him a successful and happy career. Skeet Club 2 Ski Club 4-2 Chess Club 4 Sergeant 1 THOMAS FARRIS BULLOCK Eldorado, Arkansas D-1 Tom joined our big happy family by way of LSU where he began a football career that reached its peak in the Army rabble with Big Tom right in the center. Never leading academically, he made up for this with his pleasing personality. His ready advice and cheer- ful voice placed him in the middle of numerous bull sessions, and these valuable traits made him a most loyal friend and a confident leader at the Academy. Football 4-3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2 Monogram Weight Lifting Club 2 Major A Camera Club 3-2-1 Navy Star Chapel Choir 4-3-2 Lacrosse 4-3-2-1 Glee Club 4 Numerals Fishing Club 4-3-2 Major A Corporal 2 Navy Star Sergeant 1 264 1 9 }ft WILLIAM WESLEY BUMPUS Winchester, Kentucky G-2 Fortified with service in the Marine Corps, this good- natured Kentuckian has mastered the military side of the Academy with ease and has won the academic battle with a minimum of effort. Bill ' s sunny disposi- tion and good looks have been the delight of the femmes and made him an incurable draggoid. This southern gentleman possesses the qualities which will carry him far in his career. Baseball 4 Glee Club 4-3-2-1 Chapel Choir 4-3-2 Weight Lifting Club 2-1 Ski Club 3-2-1 Skeet Club 1 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 RICHARD NICHOLS BUNDY Washington, D. C. D-2 Dick, that carefree pixie with the mischievous gleam in his eye, could always be found on the Lacrosse field, dragging, or wishing that he were dragging. Always ready and looking for a good time — anytime after ten o ' clock in the morning. A good friend with a likeable, easy going manner that will win him many friends and carry him to the top in any branch he chooses. Hop Committee Lacrosse Art Club Ski Club Corporal Sergeant 3-2-1 4-3-2-1 3-2-1 3-2-1 2 1 CHARLES N. BUNN Springfield, Illinois H-1 Being an old college man from way back, Charlie had that old spirit that made every party a success. He was very interested in music, and he had a song for every occasion. He finished his four years with flying colors mainly because of plenty of work and sheer determina- tion, and he made many friends through his good nature. With the spirit he has shown here, he cannot miss in the future. Cross Country 2-1 Track 2-1 Skeet Club 3 Ski Club 3-2 Weight Lifting Club 3 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 4 9 265 ii JOHN CHARLES BURCKART Erie, Pennsylvania E-1 Jack came to West Point from Erie, Pennsylvania, by way of Okinawa. Before joining the Marine Corps Jack atte nded Bullis Prep. Nor did Jack neglect the physical side of Preparation. He has excelled at athletics since coming to West Point, especially in football, basketball, and track. Jack is quiet and easy- going and imparts the definite impression that here IS a man who will indeed go far. Baseball Basketball Football Track Corporal Captain Regimental Adjutant 4 4-3 4-3-2 3 2 1 THOMAS HANNAH BURT Columbus, Georgia K-1 Tom was the only man in the class who could stay deficient nine-tenths of the time and still smile when it was all over. In spite of academic difficulties " Buzz " Burt still found time to operate a miniature La Guardia Airport. With that hard earned diploma in hand the fun soon begins off in the wild blue yonder. As the Georgia gentleman would say: " You ' re darn tootin ' . " Gymnastics 4 Numerals Camera Club 3-2-1 Fishing Club 3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Sergeant 1 LOUIS STANTON BUSH Detroit, Michigan K-1 Stan entered the Academy by winning a presidential appointment after " prepping " at Cranbrook School and Sullivan ' s Preparatory. A " K-Co " soccer game put Stan on crutches for nearly a year with a broken leg and an all too intimate acquaintance with the station hospital, but failed by far to break the spirit inherited from his military family. Stan will carry that same spirit into the army. Wrestling 4-3 Monogram Sergeant 1 afv 266 1 9 }R WILLIAM DOUGLAS BUSH, JR. Tampa, Florida L-2 Doug entered West Point with more battle decora- tions than any cadet in school. A natural leader of men with a wonderful personality as well as a physical genius, he used these faculties on more varsity sports than probably anyone else in the Academy. This clean-cut Floridian was strictly " one of the boys " in academics, but when the Corps was in the field — a star man was born. Football 4 Special Programs Track 4 Committee 4 Lacrosse 4-3-2 Glee Club 3-2 Boxing 3 Ring Committee 4-3-2-1 Gymnastics 2 Debate Council 2-1 Soccer 2 Ticket Representative 2-1 ROBERT PAUL BUTLER Torrington, Connecticut D-2 After a brief sojourn in medical school at Johns Hopkins, Bob decided to change to the much more carefree life of a plebe in Beast Barracks — probably to the inestimable benefit of his future patients. Even amid the worries of plebe year he found time to dis- play his talent in the concert orchestra. His industrious attitude and efficient performance will surely carry him far in his branch. Acolyte French Club Sergeant II ROY THOMAS BYRD Broxton, Georgia A-1 Direct from the Okefenokee Swamplands came Georgia ' s contribution to a A Co. ' s ranks. It was not long before the " Mauler " had gained the respect and friendship of everyone with his smooth. Southern drawl and irreproachable character. A gentleman ' s scholar through and through, Tom claimed the sack as his study room. Whatever he will do, his calmness, unselfishness and competence will assure him success. Wrestling Camera Club Goat Football 4-3 3 4 9 267 CHARLES ARTAUD BYRNE F-1 Washington, D. C. Born to the Army, Charlie was pursuing a definite career in the Corps. To those who knew him as Sacko, from his habit of falling asleep on the Pointer table during plebe year, this will sound debatable. Never- theless, his determination, loyalty, and devotion to duty evoked respect and, between meetings of the Russian Language Club, his playful humor hastened the days. Camp Illumination 3 Russian Club 2-1 Catholic Choir 4-3-2-1 Vice President Director Sailing Club 3 Color Line 3 Skeet Club 2-1 Glee Club 4-3-2-1 Pointer 4-3 Hundredth Night Show 3 Corporal Sergeant 2 1 HOWARD HOLLIS CALLAWAY Hamilton, Georgia C-1 General Committee 2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Captain 1 Although Bo came to West Point steeped with the easy going manner of a true Southern gentleman, we soon discovered that the vast knowledge he brought from college, academic and otherwise, proved a great help to his many friends. In scholastics as well as in sports Bo is an outstanding success. We are very in- debted to Georgia for a distinctive personality and a flawless roommate. Boxing Numerals Squash Minor A Tennis Minor A MORTIMER BROWNE CAMERON, JR. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania H-2 With a background of one year at the Citadel, Mort has succeeded in besting the West Point system with a minimum of studying. Always active, he has applied himself most readily to social affairs, and each week- end of the winter found him conquering the snowy slopes. Any gathering in which he participates is brightened by his smiling countenance. The Army will benefit from his courage. Lacrosse Ski Club Sailing Club Corporal Sergeant 4-3-2-1 3 2 1 268 1 9 Jt EDWARD JOSEPH CAMPBELL Central Falls, Rhode Island B-2 Although this amiable and gregarious character seems satisfied to dwell in the great middle of his class, his potentialities are undiminished by his choice. Always easy-going and unpretentious, Ted prefers his comfort and his fellow ' s good will, to winning laurels. A jack-of-all-trades from sports to music and armed with a clever personality, real success is expected of Ted. Gymnastics 4 Ski Club 4-3-2 Pointer 4 Dance Orchestra 3-2-1 Head Manager Corporal 2 Sergeant JAY ALLEN CAREY alley Stream, Long Island, New York 1-2 From Air Cadets and West Point Preparatory School at Lafayette College, Jay came to West Point with one ambition, to get back in the Air Force. Academics left their mark, but the marks on the mantle where eye charts hung for practice purposes overshadowed all others. Game for anything from an argument to a midwinter camping weekend. Jay should enjoy cutting vapor trails for the Air Force. Track 4-3-2-1 Cross Country 4 Handball Club 2-1 Ski Club 2-1 Pistol Club 2-1 Ring Committee 3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 JOHN LOUIS CARR Jersey City, New Jersey A-2 Ever faithful to the Girl, Jack had few worries con- cerning a place to sjsend the limited furloughs and weekends away from the Point. Quiet and unassuming, he avoided the hazards of cadet life provided by the Academic and Tactical Departments by diligent appli- cation. An abiding interest in his chosen profession, together with an ever-growing ability, promise a suc- cessful career. Acolyte Sailing Club Ski Club Weight Lifting Club Sergeant 4 9 269 IK WILLIAM A. CARROLL Berkley, Michigan C-1 Bill ' s various occupations as a college student, air- craft worker, steel worker, enlisted man, disc jockey, and a cadet, again are good proof of his versatility. Convinced that homework was merely a method of fileboning, he dawdled through his last four years of cadet life playing bridge and grinding wheels with the femmes while staying in the upper twenty per-cent of the class. Soccer 4-3-2 Skeet Club 3-2-1 Catholic Choir 4-3-2 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Debate Council 3-2 Squash Club 4 Dialectic Society 2-1 Corporal 2 Hop Manager 3-2-1 Sergeant 1 BRUCE MacDONALD CARSWELL Wilmington, Delaware 1-2 Son of a retired colonel, Bruce had no inkling what he was getting into. He enjoyed Plebe year immensely, and after globe-trotting in an Army family found it novel to stay in one place four years. Furlough, trips all over the country, and consistent dragging are Bruce ' s favorite pastimes. Slightly affected by the high altitudes of the Air Force Trip, he is destined for Airborne. Lacrosse 4-3 Fishing Club 3-2 Fencing 4-3-2-1 Pointer 3 Minor A Ticket Commi ttee 2-1 Navv Star Corporal 2 Engineer Football 2 Sergeant 1 Track 2 RICHARD THERON CARVOLTH, III Peckville, Pennsylvania I-l Dick came ashore in Navy blues to wear the brightest stars in the constellation of the Forty-Niner. Never a sackoid, his boundless energy kept him double- timingfrom one to the other of his countless activities. Nor was there a lack of less fortunate classmates to owe their presence to his generous coaching. Quiet efficiency and wit, a brilliant mind, and the highest success in all he does — that ' s Dick. Track Stars French Club Secretary Honor Committee Sunda ' School Teacher Cadet Chapel Usher Debating Council 3 4-3-2 Camera Club Ski Club Pointer Howitzer Associate Editor Corporal Lieutenant Battalion Adiiitant 3-2-1 4-3-2-1 4 4-3-2-1 270 1 9 » LUTHER HENRY CASSLER Windber, Pennsylvania M-1 Lu, quiet and unassuming, possesses the rare intel- lectual gifts to handle the required West Point academics and pursue other interests as well. His energies were directed toward such artistic outlets as the Camera Club, Concert Orchestra, and Art Club. In each group he reached a proficiency far above the average. This fact is indicative of the jobs he will do in his chosen branch. 4-3-2-1 Skeet Club 1 Ski Club Wrestling 4 Weight Lifting Club Camera Club 4-3-2-1 Corporal Concert Orchestra 4-3 Sergeant Art Club 2-1 ANTHONY CAVALCANTE, JR. Uniontown, Pennsylvania K-1 Giving his best — whether serving in the company or just being friendly — reflected Tony ' s attitude toward Kaydet life. As conscientious of his soldiering as in his academics, he tried and succeeded in getting the maximum out of West Point. Being a cadet only amplified the love of sports and soldierly virtues with which he entered the Academy. Baseball 2 Manager Hundredth Night Show 3 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 EDMUND HARWOOD CAVE Hampton, Virginia 1-2 Drawn to West Point from the Army, Ed has devoted his time to dragging, studying, and sacking. To any- one strolling through North Area hearing moaning coming from the 43rd Div. we could say " That ' s our wife singing. " " Fun and Fancy Free " is Ed ' s motto — this good-natured, hard working rebel is known throughout the Corps as a provider of femmes, good times and opportunities for merrimaking. Howitzer 2-1 Weight Lifting Club 2-1 Han ' dball Club 2-1 Camera Club 1 Sergeant 1 4 9 271 fIC GEORGE BARRETT CHAMBERLIN, JR. Baltimore, Maryland I-l George belongs to that class of men who take life pretty much in stride. Being a veritable hive, neither the Academic nor the Tactical Department ever wor- ried him. Endowed with a lovable personality, his keen sense of humor kept a high spirit of gaiety prevalent in any group. Athletics, an argumentative bull session, sack, and vast amounts of boodle are his chief enjoyments. French Club 2 Sergeant 1 DAVID JARRETT CHANDLER Toccoa, Georgia D-2 Wherever the eye detects after-supper gatherings THE DAVE may be found. Possessor of an infinite stock of Georgia lore, six-bit malapropisms, anecdotes, cackles, and empty cigarette cases, Jarrett has left his mark. A window-closing, pro-dragging Southern Gentle- man, our hero charged northward, lance lowered at all deprecators of Georgia ' s glory. Success and firm friendships have rewarded him. Debate Council Ski Club Howitzer 4 4-3-2-1 • Br M .,;S »«M gK :;- , lb f.i Hj i ' , . gg S ..: L B JOHN PALMER CHANDLER Cambridge, Massachusetts K-2 After two years at Harvard, where he stroked the varsity crew, John served in the Air Force. This gave him a good background for West Point. His domina- tion of the Academic Department has always been amazing to his goat wife. John ' s ability to assume complete control of any situation has marked him as a leader, and should serve him well in the Engineers. Ski Club Spanish Club Stars Chapel Usher Hop Committee 3 Corporal 2 Captain 1 Brigade Training Officer 3-2 4-3 272 1 9 CHARLES EMMETT CHEEVER, JR. San Antonio, Texas K-1 Hailing from deep in the heart of the United States, San Antonio, Charlie completely baffled the T.D. by squeezing in a little extra furlough without working the golf course. Refusing to take the T.D. , academics, or " les femmes " too seriously, he managed to make these last four years a series of pleasant memories. So long, Charlie, see you at Randolph Field. Hockev 4 Lacrosse 4 Numerals Automobile Committee 1 Acolvte M Ski Club V2 Goat Football 2 Sergeant 1 GILBERT XAVIER CHEVES Atlanta, Georgia E-2 After dropping his bag in Central Area, Gil finally found a home after a life of nomadic wandering as an " Army Brat. " Settling down to the rigors of the Academy he chose his recreation in various fields — namely: weight lifting, femmes, sack artistry, and savoir-faire. Don ' t be surprised if Gil jumps off the Graduation platform with a cry of " Geronimo, " he just chose paratroopers. swimming 4 Numerals Weight Lifting Club 3-2- {-fistorian Secretary Athletic Representative 2-1 Sergeant 1 FRANK PAYNE CLARKE Grosse Pointe, Michigan G-2 Out of a hitch in the Army, supplemented by a long Plebe Year, evolved this mature animated personality. If he wasn ' t dragging his O.A.O., or helping to stave off foundation for some poor goat, he was dreaming and scheming for some new advertising campaign up in the Howitzer office. If his performance here is an indication, then Frank won ' t be stopped ' til he gets to the top. Wrestling Assistant Manager Ski Club Camera Club Spanish Club General Committee Hundredth Night Show 4 Howitzer 3-2-1 Assistant Manager Corporal 2 Supply Sergeant 1 4 9 273 ac CHARLES GOOLD CLE LAND Woodstock, New York K-2 A love of the classics and an excellent aptitude for sports characterize Chick ' s cadet life. He not only cares for a good joke but has a high sense of humor of his own. His cheerfulness makes Chick well-liked by all his classmates. Blessed with a desire for his own improvement, his qualities of forcefulness, ambition, and vigor should lead him far toward their achieve- ment. Basketball Baseball Corporal ff- Sergeant 4-3 4-3 JAMES JOSEPH COGHLAN, JR. Chattanooga, Tennessee C-1 By carefully reading at least a dozen or so magazines and two novels each week, and by logging phenomenal amounts of sack time, old imperturbable Jim has suc- ceeded in becoming a goat. He is particularly ingenious in circumventing the Blue Book and plotting the eventual downfall of the Tactical Department — a work in which he has the complete approval of his innumerable friends. Hundredth Night Show 2 Skeet Cluh 2 Sergeant 1 DAVID J. COLGAN Long Island City, New York B-2 Dave enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1943. The peaceful cloisters on the Hudson were far from Dave ' s mind when he flew his last mission over Germany. Reported missing in action, however, his B-17 crash- landed and he took the long road through Poland, Russia, Iran, Egypt, Greece, Italy, and France to find his nomination to West Point awaiting him at his base in England. Boxing 4 Soccer 4 Cross Country 3 Radio Club 2-1 Catholic Choir 4-3-2-1 Acolvte 2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 274 1 9 CHARLES SIDNEY COLSON Baltimore, Maryland F-1 " Big Sid " prepped for West Point by taking two years at Annapolis and one year at Johns Hopkins ' Uni- versity. Sid always managed to beat the academic departments by a close shave in true goat fashion. During his stay here, he could always be relied on to give a very pertinent statement every morning at reveille. " Big Sid " will always be remembered as " F-l ' s walking terrain feature. " Lacrosse 4-3 Numerals Sergeant 1 RICHARD MARTIN CONNELL Erie, Pennsylvania G-1 With college and Army life behind him, Dick came to West Point to bring the class of ' 49 one of its sincerest members. His ambition to do his very best for himself and for the Army have been manifested in his admirable academic record. Dick had his troubles with the " weaker sex, " but graduation cures all ills. " 49 ' ers " will remember his ability to work and to smile troubles away. Engineer Football 2 Public Inforn- ation Automobile Committee 1 Detail 3-2 Debate Council 2-1 Hundredth N ight Show 2 Librarian Radio Club 2-1 German Club 2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Model Railroad Club 2 Stars 3-2 Press Representative 2 Sergeant 1 JUDSON J. CONNER Burlington, Vermont M-1 Duke University, Marine Boot Camp, and Quantico were Jud ' s preparation for West Point. His change from green to grey was immediate, but he never changed his love for Vermont. Plebe year, Buckner, and Camid all presented many situations which made us realize and appreciate Jud ' s inherent common sense, logic, and good-fellowship. His songs in the showers drew crowds nightly. Wrestling 4 Monogram Cheerleader 2 Ski Chib 4 French Club 2 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 4 9 275 nc HENRY PORTERFIELD TAYLOR CORLEY Richmond, Virginia A-2 Up from the banks of the peaceful James River came this Southern gentleman to West Point to make a home and a name for himself. Bucky, who could be regularly heard shouting, " ' I did it, I ' m glad I did it, and I ' ll do it again, " was never dominated by those grey walls or the upper classmen who inhabited them. Ambitious and intelligent, the world is due to hear from him. Radio Club 1 Ski Club 2 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 JOHN JOSEPH COSTA Detroit, Michigan B-2 Through a cloud of poopsheets, John comes out, tak- ing time out from his many activities to graduate. After donating a pair of shoes to Central Area in his one encounter with the Tactical Department, this saviour of deficient Plebes calmly bought another pair and showed us an example of fortitude and leadership, for which he shall always be remembered by those cadets who worked with him. Soccer 4 Russian Club 2-1 Mortar 3 Hundredth Night Show 1 Associate Editor Ticket Manager Howitzer 4-3-2-1 Missal Reader 4-3 Managing Editor Acolyte 2-1 Catholic Choir 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Director Lieutenant 1 Honor Committee 2-1 Secretary THOMAS BLACK COUGHLIN Kingston, New York L-2 V-12, Infantry, Usmay — that ' s traveling from the ridiculous to the sublime; but the transition presented Tom no problem. Oneof the most easygoing and down- to-earth men on the campus, the Bat achieved uni- versal popularity. His versatility and personality guarantee the success of his Army career, during which he ' ll continue to be to us one of the best and truest of friends. Track 4-3-2-1 Numerals Ski Club 3-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 276 1 9 Ik RANALD DA ' ID COUNCIL Shillington, Pennsylvania G-2 An armored infantryman, a cadet, and now an Army officer, Ran is well equipped for his future. His spirit of cooperation and ability to concentrate marked him as a good classmate and will send him successfully along the difficult road as an officer. His many friends will remember him as a carefree, jolly Dutchman who was always willing to share a burden as well as a pleasure. Track 4 Ski Club 4-2-1 Skeet Club 1 German Club 2-1 Corporal 2 First Sergeant 1 SAMUEL STREIT COURSEN Madison, New Jersey A-1 A big grin walked into West Point the summer of 1945. Yes, Smiiin ' Sam had come to the Corps to stay. If anything was fazed Plebe year, it was the system, not Sam. He always had a jibe and a laugh for any situation. Sam never let academics interfere with his love of sports, conversation, and people. He is not a hive, not high ranking, but a future leader of men when the chips are down. Football Monograms Lacrosse Track Major A Chapel Choir French Club Sergeant 4-3-: 4 CLEATUS JACK COX E-1 Quincy, Illinois As a Lieutenant in the R. O. T. C, Jack tried very hard to give his University of Illinois units that West Point snap. He then came up here and really learned how it was done. First as a ' " Sweepstakes " winner and later a smashing center on the " B " squad football team. Jack gave most of his time to sports and spent the rest dragging, boodling, and dancing around the hop floor. Baseball Manager Manager ' s Football Monogram Camera Club Ski Club Sergeant 3-2-1 3-2-1 4 9 277 fk RICHARD S. CRAIG Warrensburg, Missouri I-l One of Dick ' s greatest assets is his ability to get him- self lost in books other than academic ones. Yet this unconventional scholar is a real man of the outdoors. Nor will his record offish caught at Lake Popolopen and Delafield Pond be soon forgotten. Few men around can match one of Dick ' s hunting, fishing, or cracker- barrel stories. This crack shot will make a top score anywhere he goes. Rifle 2-1 Manager Fishing CluS 4-3-2-1 Pistol 4 Slceet Club 4-3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Sergeant 1 GEORGE MICHAEL CRALL Los Gatos, California F-2 Crall came to West Point from the Sunshine State. While here he participated in track and managed the Plebe swimming team. Swimming 4 Manager Track 4-3-2-1 Monogram Major A Navy Star Pointer 4-3 THOMAS MAURICE CRAWFORD, JR. Lebanon, Tennessee K-I Second in a long line of army men and a navigator in the Air Force before entering West Point, Tom has continued to develop his potentialities for a successful army career. His philosophy of life contains a well balanced mixture of duty and pleasure. An amiable disposition, a smile for all, an agile wit, and a way with the women have confirmed many friendships for Tom. Chess Club 3 French Club 2 General Committee Skeet Club Ski Club Corporal Captain i Regimental Training Officer 278 1 9 CARL RAYMOND CRITES Farmington, Missouri I-l Ray, a man of many and varied talents, was always ready to attempt the impossible — with surprising success. If he had any worries, academics was not one of them. A book, a bull session, a good-looking femme — all were dear to his heart but never to the extent of taking all his time from matters of higher finance. Ray ' s initiative, tact, and witty mind will prove invaluable in his chosen profession. Radio Club 2 Sailing Club 3 Skeet Club 4-3 Ski Club 4-3-2 Spanish Club 2 Sunday School Teacher 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 JOHN HENRY CRONIN, JR. Springfield, Massachusetts D-2 Beau Jack, the hope of the Irish, came to us a happy, carefree lad and departed quite the same. His first two years were spent seeking and his last two awaiting the double reward of June — love and lieutenancy. Jack emerged slightly scarred but victorious over the T. D., the Hospital, reveille, and the swimming pool. Now he departs for greater triumphs with the best wishes of all. Basketball Assistant Manager Baseball Weight Lifting Club Howitzer Missal Reader Acolyte French Club Ticket Committee 4 3 3 4-3 TIMOTHY CORNELIUS CRONIN, III Manchester, New Hampshire M-2 A block of granite on the company football team, Tim was also the mainstay of the company wrestling team when the Ass ' t Chevrolet dealer stopped him cold in a recent " engagement. " Tim is no star man in aca- demics but he comes close to being the ' ' wise old man " of West Point. But where Tim really will shine will be around the Officers ' Club enlightening all with his own New England wit. Ski Club Hundredth Night Show . cademic Coach Missal Reader Acolyte 4 9 279 HENRY TURNER CROONQUIST Menio Park, California L-2 Thoroughly ingrained with the ideals of the Army and West Point, Turner will feel very much at home in his chosen career. Self-confidence and refusal to worry have made his academics easy and have given him time for that irresistible crossword puzzle, an after- noon on the lacrosse field, and an occasional drag. His ambition and consideration of others will long be remembered by his friends. Lacrosse 4-3-2-1 Coach 2-1 Catholic Choir 4-3 Acolyte 3-2-1 Special Programs Committee 4-3-2 Ski Club 4-3-1 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 ALEXANDER BROWN CULBERTSON Ithaca, New York F-2 After entering the Army in April, 1943, Alex saw varied service, and then went overseas in October 1944. Upon receiving his appointment while fighting in Germany, he made a quick flight back and entered West Point. Although different from the Army, West Point proved no great hardship for Al. His natural love for the outdoors and likeable personality will make him remembered by all. Boxing 4-3-2-1 Numerals Football 4 Track 4-3 Numerals French Club 2 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 BARNARD CUMMINGS, JR. Denver, Colorado H-1 B. J. made us happy when everything looked bad. His personality more than made up for his goatiness. An able foilsman, he proved invaluable to the fencing team. It would be quibbling to say that femmes ever presented much of a problem. His qualities of un- selfishness, cooperation, and congeniality made him an ideal wife. We will be proud to say that General Barney Cummings was our classmate. Fencing 4-3-2 Numerals Minor A Navy Star French Club 3-2 Model Railroad Club 1 Ski Club 3-2-1 Sergeant 1 280 1 9 St -= WILLIAM ALEXANDER CUMMINGS Clinton, South Carolina H-2 An enthusiastic squash and tennis player, Bill ' s ath- letic qualities have never been quite able to subdue his love of the sack. His enthusiasm and spirit have made him one of the standouts of our class and one who is always there when needed by a friend. A future mem- ber of Roger Young ' s branch, he will be an excellent troop leader and a spirited memberof any organization. Tennis 4-3-2-1 Ski Club 2-1 Ring Committee 4-3-2-1 Debate Council 4 Chapel Choir 4-3-2 Chapel Usher 1 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 Battalion Adjutant ROBERT KIRK DALRYMPLE G-2 Indianapolis, Indiana After a year and a half at Purdue and twenty-eight months in the Army, Bob faced Beast Barracks and Plebe year with maturity, a sense of humor, and just a trace of skepticism. Never a tenthgrabber. Bob early hit a comfortable academic stride and stuck to it. An apt athlete, Goat football got his best efforts. Depend- able and tactful, Bob has a bright future ahead with the girl who waited. Football 4 Ring Committee 3-2-1 Howitzer 4 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 COURTENAY C. DAVIS, JR. Horse Creek, Wyoming H-1 An excess of energy, a love of athletics, and many hours spent in his favorite pastime of listening to jump music kept Court out of the steel hammock most of his four years. His flair for languages eased his academic struggle, but the obstacles of the T. D. constitute another story. Desires of adventure, travel, and of contacts with people should suit him well for a successful Army career. Hockey 4-3-2-1 Numerals Minor A Ski Club 2-1 Sergeant 1 4 9 281 m THOMAS G. DAVIS Selma, Alabama M-1 If it hadn ' t been for reveille, nothing would have bothered T. G. at West Point. His early morning " dadgummit " marked the low point of his day; from there he went on to become a star on the soccer field, and no slouch in gym. His one worry was protecting his 20 20 so he could return to the Air Corps. To his little woman, whoever she may be, his ex-wives leave a darned nice guy. Soccer 4-3-2-1 Gymnastics 4-3-2-1 Weight Lifting Club 2-1 Camera Club 2-1 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 BARTLEY E. DAY Salt Lake City, Utah K-1 Out of the colorful West via the Army, Bart seriously applied himself to the rigors of cadet life. Always ready to accept responsibility he never failed to do his job efficiently and cheerfully. He managed to keep the Academic Board at arm ' s length despite his tussle with French. Bart ' s immutable smile and amiable per- sonality together with his ability will carry him through. Gymnastics 4 Hop Committee 4-3-2-1 Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Ticket Committee 2 Escort Committee 2 Howitzer 4-3-2-1 French Club 2-1 Corporal 2 Glee Club 3-2-1 Sergeant 1 SETH SEARS DAY Baltimore, Maryland L-1 When Zeke became a member of the Corps he brought with him a cheerful disposition, a keen wit, and a sense of humor that have won him many friends. But beneath that broad smile is a serious, ambitious, and conscientious person. To us who know him well, Zeke has the right combination to get the most out of life. He ' s sure to be a success in whichever field he chooses. Good Luck, Zeke. Lacrosse Camera C!ub French Club Ski Club Corporal Sergeant 3-2 2 3-2-- 2 II 282 1 9 w n LEON LUSCHER deCORRE ' ONT LcRoy, New York E-2 The friendly smile on Doc ' s face has long made him a welcome addition to any gathering, and guarantees him a future filled with happiness. Our soccer player, whose love for radio mysteries and practical jokes kept his wives and the Tactical Department in per- petual suspense, will travel life ' s road with one of life ' s greatest gifts — an excellent sense of humor and understanding. Soccer 4-3-2-1 Numerals Minor A Chapel Choir 3-2-1 Sk-eet Club 1 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 FREDERICK WILLIAM DEDERICH Racine, Wisconsin E-1 Those of us who can remember back in the dim past to " Beast Barracks " will recall Bill. He seemed to be one of your buddies at home rather than a new ac- quaintance. This lad from Wisconsin may be fickle with all the ladies, but never with his classmates. The combination of staunch character, judgment, and sense of humor that Bill possesses assures his success in any of his endeavors. Boxing Football 4 4 Acolyte Missal Reader 2-1 4-3 Weight Lifting Club Corporal Sergeant 3-2 2 1 FRED BLAINE DEEM, JR. Clarksburg, West Virginia B-1 Rising from the hardy mountain stock of West Virginia, Fred ' s basic philosophy is, " A job worth doing is a job worth doing well. " He has consistently applied this to his cadet career with excellent results. Although an industrious worker he always finds time for the regular bull session or exchanges of jokes. Smiling , capable, Fred will be sure to succeed in any task assigned to him. Track 4-2 Rifle 4 Concert Orchestra 4-3-2 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 4 9 283 THEODORE F. DeMURO Nutley, New Jersey I-l 3-2-1 Catholic Choir 3-2-1 4 Handball Club 3-2-1 Ski Club 2 3-2-1 Corporal 2 3-2-1 Sergeant 1 Few loved the Point as much as Demo as he spent only two-thirds of his time here — " Sack-religiously, " he would say, as he spent the other third in the arms of Morpheus. But his hou rs were crowded with ambitions to excel in every department of athletics. To this end the Academic Department failed to convert him to " star " -dom, although the lost tenths were made up by his unusually pro drags. Gymnastics Track Numerals Acolyte Camera Club ERNEST WILLIAM DENHAM, JR. Tampa, Florida A-2 Bill came to West Point from sunny Florida, and a more loyal Southern gentleman you could never expect to find. Few indeed were the weekends that he was not entertaining the Yankee ladies with his charming Southern drawl. Fond of outdoor life, athletics, books, and " shooting the breeze, " he whiled away his four years much more happily than did most of the rest of us. Goat Football 2 Lacrosse 4 Hundredth Night Show 4 Radio Club 2 Skeet Club 4-3-2-1 Ski Club 3 Weight Lifting Ciub 2 Sergeant 1 ROBERT ARMSTRONG DERRICKSON, JR. Taylor ' s Bridge, Delaware F-2 " That book must be wrong! " were Bob ' s favorite words. Continually on top in academics, he led many a goat away from the reaching hands of foundation and civilian life. Bob ' s ability in skiing and predicting weather conditions will prepare him well for his life in the study of Meteorology. Wherever he goes, his foresight, determination, and patience will place him at the top. Cross Country 4 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Sergeant 1 284 1 9 1 m % . - M BEN WADE OAKES DICKINSON, III Sharon, Pennsylvania K-2 Wade sure must have been first in line when the brains were passed out. With a year at Carnegie Tech behind him, he became one of our class ' outstanding scholars at first, and with little apparent effort, he kept his stars. In addition tostudies, hisinterestlies indebating where his energy and intelligence mark him as a man destined for success in no matter what field he goes into. Football 4 Skeet Club 3-2 Lacrosse 4-3 Sailing Club 3-2-1 Debate Council 3-2-1 Ski Club 3 Chairman, National Special Programs Debate Tournament Committee 3-2-1 Mess Committee 1 Stars 4-3-2 Radio Club 3-2-1 Corporal 2 Russian Club 2-1 Sergeant 1 DEAN BERKELEY DICKINSON Portland, Oregon G-1 Dick, originating on the rain-soaked slopes of western Oregon, changed his course after a year in the Navy and set sail for West Point. Quiet and generally a hard worker, especially in the extra-curricular scientific field, his natural interest in a wide variety of subjects is plainly evident in his willingness to debate with anyone on one or all of them. Hundredth Night Show 4-3-2-1 Crew Chief Radio Club 3-2-1 Sergeant 1 HILLMAN DICKINSON Independence, Missouri D-1 With the aid of three years at M. I. T., the celestial attainment (stars) came easily to Dick. Their radiance sufficed to insure many of his classmates ' graduation and lent authority to his views in many a bull session during the Gloom Period. The combination of his academic and equally high athletic ability gave Dick a well rounded personality and won him the respect of his many friends. Football Monogram Track Major A Navy Star Lacrosse Numerals Ski Club Sailing Club 3-2 Russian Club 2 Debate Council 2-1 Honor Committee 2-1 Stars 3-2 Corporal 2 First Sergeant 1 4 9 285 §c ANDREW S. DILTS Orleans, Massachusetts E-1 Hailing from Massachusetts, quiet and unassuming " Andy " never let the many trials and tribulations of West Point spoil or mar his pleasing, easy-going manner. Though he had his struggles with the Academic • Department, his genial disposition and spirit of cooperation evoked a like response from those with whom he worked. The maximum of happiness from life will always be Andy ' s goal. Camera Club 3-2-1 Skeet Club 1 Water Soccer Club 4-3-2 Sergeant 1 WILLIAM EUGENE DIRKES Inglewood, California H-1 Four years have seen Bill hard at work, but he allowed considerable time to devote to numerous activities including his favorite pastime of reading Collier ' s magazine and extolling California. His keen intelli- gence and will to learn are invaluable assets for a suc- cessful military career. His cordiality, concern for others and sense of humor mark him a natural leader. Good luck, Bill! Gymnastics 4-3-2-1 Acolyte 2-1 Camera Club 2-1 Catholic Choir 3 Honor Committee 1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 PATRICK JOSEPH DONOHOE Cleveland, Ohio F-2 Pat, the bowlegged Irishman, will never be forgotten by the class of ' 49. He was outstanding in every field — athletics, academics, and military life. P. J. always had such high ideals that many of us were continually going to him for advice. His main ambi- tion in life is to have six boys for a whole hockey team. In future years no one can be more deserving of the good things in life than Pat. Baseball 4 Football 4-3-2 Hockev 4-3-2-1 Minor A Acolvte 2-1 Missal Reader 3 Pointer 3 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 286 1 9 M it I il RALPH EMERSON DOUGHERTY Williamsport, Pennsylvania D-1 Doc joined our ranks after serving in the South Pacific with the Navy as an aerographer ' s mate. He is a sin- cere person welcome in any group. Maturity coupled with a great deal of common sense will always be characteristic of his loyal personality. Armed with these attributes, plus a most logical concept of life and its requirements, he w ill go far in any endeavor that he might undertake. Track 4-3 Ski Club 3-2-1 Weight Lifting Club 2 Debate Council 2-1 Howitzer 4 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 Regimental Sergeant Major PAUL C. DOW, JR. Rockport, Massachusetts C-2 By his ability to apply practical knowledge to his acquired theoretical knowledge, Paul displayed the characteristics of a promising engineer. He did not, however, limit his genius to the classroom; he applied it to his social life as well. His subtle, but acute. New England humor added to his academic and athletic ability and his fine character made his career at West Point a most admirable one. Engineer Football 2 Sailing Club Concert Orchestra 4 President German Club 2 Stars Honor Committee 1 Corporal Skeet Club 3-2-1 Lieutenant Ski Club 4-3-2-1 ARTHUR ROY DRISCOLL, JR. Fall River, Massachusetts M-1 From the purple pastures of Williams and Holy Cross Colleges and the green pastures of the Navy, Art first climbed the Long Hill. His rendition of the " Boston Poop " made him famous. Camid II convinced him that the change from blue to grey was indeed wise. He impressed everyone by his loyalty and high ideals, and could claim a host of close friends. Art loved his Soccer Numerals Monogram Boxing Numerals Squash Club 4 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Acolvte 1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 .m 4 9 287 RAY FRANCIS DRUMMOND Wray, Colorado B-1 The Bulldog never tires of telling of the glory of Colorado, in the heart of the Golden West, where the natural and feminine scenery is unexcelled by any part of the U.S. His is that great capacity for making last- ing friends which always insures him an audience. Intelligent, energetic, and athletic, he makes a diffi- cult task seem easy with very little wear and tear on his free time. Basketball 3 Ski Club 4-3 Skeet Club 3-2-1 General Committee 2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 RICHARD TRACY DUNPHY Houlton, Maine C-2 During the last war Dick served with distinction in Europe with the 301st Infantry, 94th Division. Tried and tested on the battlefield his calmness, earnestness and determination can never be doubted. He never gets discouraged in his daily pursuits. Knowing full well his own limitations he gives most generously of his abilities. Friendships and self-improvements are his ultimate goals. Debating Council 2 Russian Club 2 Ski Club 2 Weight Lifting Club 2-1 Howitzer 4 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 JOSEPH ALBAN EAGERS, JR. Baltimore, Maryland K-1 Calm, quiet, and undisturbed by West Point ' s con- tinuous storms, Joe came to us from " Baltimo, " via the Tenth Armored Division and a short stay in the E.T.O. No shining star in academic heavens, he drove many a last section, but still found time for golf, photography, handball, and the sack. Wherever he goes, his friendliness and ability will assure him a warm welcome. Camera Club Pistol Club Sergeant 1 WILLIAM F. EARTHMAN, JR. Murfrcesboro, Tennessee M-2 It was always a toss up on weekends whether Bill would sack or drag— academics never entered his mind, but the Tactical Department occasionally de- cided the matter in favor of walking on Saturday afternoons. Bill can do anything he sets his mind to do, an admirable trait that will always keep him on top of the heap throughout his career. As goes Wild Bill, so goes Tennessee. Track Goat Football Fishing Club 4-3 Radio Club Sergeant FREDERIC NATHANIEL EATON Washington, D. C. B-I Fred ' s good humor and natural ability allowed him to grin his way through four years of jousting with the Academic and Tactical Departments. A year in the Army and a semester at Lafayette College have served to give him a mature outlook and a sincere devotion to duty. From sunny D.C., he carried this atmosphere with him at all times in Corps activities, or at social functions on leaves. Camera Club Sunday School Teache Russian Club Sergeant 3-2-1 2-1 NORMAN DALE EATON Weatherford, Oklahoma E-2 Regarding the switch from Air Force to West Point as merely a temporary interlude from his flying. Dale hit his work here with a determination to succeed, and his degree of success is exemplified by his top scholastic standing. As an " intermurder grappler " of note, he found little difficulty balancing the physical and mental, and combined with his afl ability. Dale will go far. Glee Club 3-2-1 Camera Club 2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Spanish Club 2 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 4 9 289 m. STANLEY VERNON ELLERTHORPE Ellenville, New York C-1 ' ernon came to us from an army family and served as an enlisted man before entering West Point. Here he is located either by his explosive laughter or in the cen- ter of the nearest " rat race " ; however, he does not let his lighter moments interfere with the task at hand. His boundless enthusiasm, repertoire of jokes, shrill whistle, and good humor will long remember him to all of us. Swimming 4 Dialectic Society 2-1 Election Committee 2 French Club 2 Ski Club 2 Water Polo 4-3-: Weight Lifting Club 1 Pointer 3-2 Sergeant 1 ALLAN JACKSON ENGLISH, JR. Pulaski, Tennessee C-1 Even the Academic Board ' s gift of a five year course didn ' t faze this true product of the old South. Tennes- see ' s most ardent supporter took it in his stride and continued to score lO ' s on the rifle range. His favorite hillbilly music and a good game of bridge were passions which could not be denied. Ajax, with his slightly rebel accent, is truly a classmate of which to be proud. Ritle 4-3-2-1 Minor A Soccer 4 Skeet Club 1 Weight Lifting Club 3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 ROBERT BROWER ENNIS Lyons, New York M-2 Skin, a tall wiry cadet with a profound flanker com- plex, can best be described as a man who will always find the hidden reason, " why. " To be found in the middle of every bull-session — his beautiful gift of gab, magnetic demeanor, capable efficiency, and his com- plete sincerity and devotion to any cause he believes in, will carry ' ole Skin to the pinnacle of his bound- less ambition. Lacrosse 4 Special Program Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Committee 4 Sailing Club 3-2-1 Escort Committee 2-1 Vice President Pointer 2-1 Debate Council 3-2 Exchange Editor Sunday School Teachers 3-2 Corporal 2 Hundredth Night Show 2-1 Color Sergeant 1 Press Representati ve 3 290 1 9 jL Jt ROBERT LOUIS ERBE Balhoa Heights, Canal Zone E-1 Bob was born and reared in Panama, the land of the Trade Winds and the Blue Moon Queens. He came to the United States in 1944 and served in the Navy before he came to West Point. Bob is a hard worker in his academics, as well as an excellent swimmer and a good track man. His major accomplishments at West Point were a six week slug, and the discovery and use of his brown boy. Cross Country 4-3-2-1 Ski Club Numerals Spanish Club Monogram Water Polo Club Track 4 Vice President Camera Club 3-2 Corporal Chess Club 4-3 ROBERT K. ESTES Randolph, Iowa F-2 It was a longer road than most that led Bob to West Point — a road that led through an infantry career and to a staff sergeant ' s stripes in the fighting in France and Germany. Bob ' s experienced ability and maturity were apparent as he led the way through his four years at West Point. He will never lack for loyal and respectful friends, and we are certain he will leave his mark along the line. Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Pointer 4-3 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 EMMET T. EVEREST Council Bluffs, Iowa A-2 Em ' s four years at West Point merely provided transi- tion from enlisted man ' s to officer ' s status in the Air Corps — his chosen branch since the age of two. Plebe year and academics had no permanent effects on him, but trying vainly to keep the boys happy at the hops and the mail flow from Iowa were frustrating. His ability, sincerity, and devotion to duty augur a bright future. Gymnastics 4 Numerals Cheerleader 1 Hop Manager 4-3-2-1 Pointer Represe ntatn-i. 4-3 Corporal 3 First Sergeant 1 4 9 291 m ALFRED ERCK FAGG D-1 Arlington, Virginia Al had been casting longing eyes on the Corps for a long time before he showed up for his four year stint. An army " brat, " he followed his brother into the Corps. Neither " hivey " nor " goaty " he travelled down the great middle road academically, and sprinkled blood literally on the intermurder fields. Dogged determination and a pleasant personality will carry him far in his chosen career. Track 4 Handball Club 2-1 Radio Club 2-1 Athletic Representative 1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 ROBERT THOMAS FALLON Washington, D. C. K-2 Bob came to West Point as a civilian and used as his conversion factor to military life the combination of a quick smile and an ability to maintain a lively sense of humor at all times. Along with a love of history, literature, and music, determination best fits his every characteristic; whether it was academics or intra- mural sports. Bob was determined to excel in both — and he did. Hundredth Night Shov Sergeant JOHN JOSEPH FATUM Van Wert, Ohio H-2 With a systematic enthusiasm that characterizes everything he undertakes. Jack has successfully tackled each job that has come along, regardless of its size or difficulty. His unswaying good nature and level- headedness have helped to brighten many a dreary moment for all of us. Jack having always been a staunch defender of the doughboys, will be a credit to any unit he joins. Catholic Choir 4-3-2-1 Acolvte 2-1 Skeet Club 2-1 Russian Club 1 Sergeant 1 292 1 9 Jt PHILIP ROBERT FEIR Demidji, Minnesota A-1 This Paul Bunyan of the North hit West Point in the midst of a mid-summer heat wave and has been sim- mering for four long years. Yes, Phil has gained great renown on the athletic field, in elective positions, and on the dance floor. Big Phil can always be counted on to be quick with his witty remarks and to be just as quick to lend a hand to those of us less fortunate, who need his help. Basketball 4-3 Chapel Choir 4 Football 4-3-2-1 General Committee 2 Major A Corporal 2 Lacrosse 4-3-2-1 Lieutenant 1 Major A Battalion Supply Officer ROGER LEE FIFE Muskogee, Oklahoma E-1 Shedding Oklahoma ' s dust but retaining its good humor, Roger entered West Point with sincerity and a smile. Finding that horses make better friends than text books, he acquired fame on the polo field and two stars on the B-robe, but Roger wasn ' t one to let his troubles get him down. Here ' s to you, Rog — may there be an abundant supply of hoss flesh and friends, for you do right by both. Polo 4-3 Camera Club 3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Sunday School Teacher 2-1 Sergeant 1 JACK DWIGHT FINLEY Clear Creek, Indiana H-2 Although Jack came to West Point as one of the youngest in years, he has always been one of the oldest in maturity and downright common sense. He has always been willing to lend a helping hand. His bulging biceps and extraordinary ability as a wrestler will long be remembered by all the gray-clad figures who could be found every Saturday afternoon cheering him on to a win. Wrestling 4-3-2-1 Lacrosse 4-3 Football 4 Track 2 Election Committee 2 Chapel Choir 4-3-2 Corporal 2 Captain 1 4 9 293 m MARCUS BARTLETT FINNEGAN Walsh, New Jersey G-2 From Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, came this dili- gent, good-natured young man. Mark ' s innate mental capacity and physical ability has allowed him to breeze through the Academy ' s grind. His spare mo- ments are spent on the flying rings in the gymnasium, deep reading, or whirling a lovely lady around the Post. Success and the best things in life will bring happiness to this likeable classmate. Gvmnastics 4-2-1 Numerals Monogram Lacrosse 4 Ski Cluh 4-3-2-1 Election Committee 2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 H. CARLTON FITZ, JR. Boston, Massachusetts 1-2 Carl, being a " Navy Junior, " claims no one state for more than two or three years. Before entering West Point, he went one year to Johns Hopkins University. His affability and sense of humor make him a wel- come addition to any group. Versatile in and outside of the class room. Red ' s quick smile, initiative, and sense of balance will stand him in good stead in the years to come. Lacrosse 4-3 General Committee 2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 RICHARD ARTHUR FITZGERALD Kalamazoo, Michigan E-1 Dick started academics at West Point with a bang, but after Plebe year he found that he could enjoy life more by just glancing at the poop sheets. His good looks and personality are a great asset. Dick ' s favorite pastimes are a daily com munique from Saint Louis, New Year ' s Eve by a fireplace, sailing through six foot waves on the Hudson, and of Course the sack. Here ' s to the Cup . . . Sailing Ckib Ski Cluh Special Programs Committee Corporal Sergeant 4-3-2-1 4-3-1 294 1 9 B PAUL C. FLERI, JR. Brooklyn, New York C-2 From the jungles of Brooklyn, easy going, yet perse- vering and exacting P.C. cannot fail to do a great deal in this long life. A friend of all classes, he can he found thinking of a new way to use Woo Poo ' s facilities. Paul is known for his generous smile and kind words. Although not a star man, Paul has lent his talents to helping others over the hurdles; many are indeed grateful to him. Acolyte Dialectic Society Color Line Weight Lifting Club Howitzer Sergeant EARL P. FORD Flint, Michigan M-2 The rare occasion that would bring " Eep, " a suspected victim of the dread Tsetse Fly, out of his Brown Boy had to be very important. His " flanker " attitude and his adroitness in singing the praises of the Ozark Division have made this " Michigander " renowned throughout the Corps. " Eep ' s " natural ability coupled with his thinning hair made him sure Colonel material before graduation. Football Track Ski Club Corporal Sergeant 4-2 4-3-2-1 2-1 2 1 WALLACE A. FORD Huntington, West Virginia H-2 This West irginian came from the Air Force and spent his brightest GI days at Cornell. Although never a goat. Jack worried continuously. Typical of Jack is his outstanding athletic ability and his sincere co- operative spirit. His grand sense of humor, efficient manner, and pleasing personality will long be re- membered by his fellow cadets. In the Air Force and in life Jack will always fly high! Football 4-1 Hop Manager 3-2-1 Lacrosse 4-2 Pointer 4-3 Major A Mortar 3 Numerals Corporal 2 Skeet Club 3-2-1 Lieutenant 1 4 9 295 m JOHN F. FORREST Olney, Illinois A-1 Jack has those qualities that " amuse " and " amaze " those about him. His conversation doesn ' t always end at taps; and, although he is high ranking, he isn ' t hidebound concerning regulations. Track, football, and boxing, plus starring on " A " Company ' s intra- mural aggregations, have shown to all the athletic abilities that Jack possesses. A man among men, Jack has plenty to look forward to. Boxing 3-1 Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Football 4-3-2 Lecture Committee 4-3 Monogram Ski Club 2-1 Numeral Corporal 2 Track 4-3 Lieutenant 1 DAVID FRANKLIN FRECH Mount Holly, New Jersey M-2 Dave came to West Point determined to equal or better the record of a brother who preceded him. This goal he has realized in addition to aiding others less richly endowed than himself over the rough spots in academics. Quietness and sincerity, coupled with a dry wit, have won Dave many friends. Come June, another Freeh will become a welcome addition to the Corps of Engineers. Ski Club 2-1 Hundredth Night Show 3 Sergeant 1 DAVID GRAY FREEMAN Washington, D. C. F-1 Dave came to West Point with a smile, a sense of humor, and an ability to make friends. Despite the combined efforts of the academic and tactical depart- ments, this army brat held his own. He could always be found with a blind drag, in the sack, or at the gym. A lost weekend was not complete without Dave. Whether he ends up in China, Air Force, or Airborne, here ' s luck to a real friend. Color Line 3 Sergeant 1 296 1 9 FREDERICK JOHN FRITZ Honesdale, Pennsylvania B-1 Fred is known for an outstanding sense of humor which attends him at all places and under any conditions. Well endowed to shine academically, he instead finds greater enjoyment in applying his knowledge prac- tically. A capable outdoor enthusiast, gifted with a likable nature, Fred has every characteristic which points to a career highlighted with multitudinous interests and unwavering enthusiasm. Ski Club 3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 AVERY SKINNER FULLERTON Landonville, New York G-1 Endowed with the love of life and pleasure of his Shakesperian namesake, Falstaff took West Point by surprise. The advantage gained by this initial shock plus a remarkable ability to circumvent academics left him with time to devote to his humorous extra- curricular activities. Whether jesting or expounding in the serious vein, his likeable personality has gained him many friends. Chapel Choir 4-! Cheerleader 2- Hundredth Night Show 3 Sergeant 1 DONALD LUTHER GABEL H-1 West Reading, Pennsylvania The change from an officer in the Air Corps to a cadet, Don took in his stride because of his one desire to make the Army his career. As a cadet you could find no one who worked more diligently toward this goal and as a friend you could find no one who was more loyal and helpful. We will always remember Don, the sage of " H-1, " with his game of solitaire before him. Pistol 4-3-2 Monogram Hop Committee 3-2-1 Skeet Club 3 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Captain Company Commander 4 9 297 m. FREDERICK S. GALLAGHER Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan F-2 A lively wit, a keen sense of humor, and a superior academic ability brought Fred through in a breeze. Though usually easy-going, he was always outspoken in his devotion to his home state and Yankee winters. An insatiable thirst for the printed word, coupled with many unorthodox opinions gained therefrom, stood him in good stead in the heated discussions in and out of the section room. Ski Club Stars Corporal Sergeant WILLIAM ALFRED GARDNER Ardmore, Oklahoma D-I The West ' s gift to West Point is an easy-going man who does his job well and who steps on no one ' s toes in doing it. Coming to the Point via Texas A. and M. and the Army Air Force, Bill hopes the fly boys will welcome him back. A firm believer in relaxation. Bill found it necessary to disregard the worries attached to studying and to be always optimistic of the conse- quences. Pistol Club 2 Ring Committee 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 1 i ,_,_. 1 2 ROBERT R. GARRETT Lebanon, New Hampshire L-1 New Hampshire, Lafayette, Benning, and West Point mark Bob ' s past stops. Because of his winning smile, constantly optimistic outlook, and general " good- joeyness, " he ' s going much further. He entered the Academy a gentleman; he graduates a gentleman more advanced in science and yet retaining the cultural. Assuredly, West Point will increasingly point to Archie with pride. Ski Team 4-3-2-1 Art Club 3-2-1 Choir 4-3-2-1 Radio Club 3 Glee Club 4-3-2-1 Howitzer 2-1 Camera Club 3-2-1 Pointer 4 Sailing Club 3 Sergeant 1 298 1 9 il }A ARTHUR LOUIS GEROMETTA Gary, Indiana F-2 Art ' s athletic and educational career began at the University of Illinois but was temporarily interrupted by army service ending with his appointment to the Academy. Once again able to don athletic garb, Art was outstanding in all fields of athletic endeavor but will be longest remembered as the All-American guard on the National Championship football teams of ' 45 and ' 46. Football 4-3-2-1 Fishii.g Club 3-2 Coach Missal Reader 3 Lacrosse 3-2-1 Howitzer 3 Acolvte 2-1 Corporal 2 Camera CI ab 3-2-1 Sergeant 1 ROBERT HANLEY GESS Boise, Idaho E-2 Bob came to the Academy with a determined, en- thusiastic will to make good in the profession of arms. His efficiency and common sense have placed him high among the hives. Nevertheless, " Red " finds time to drag " pro, " participate in boodle fights, and get in his hours of sack. His high sense of duty and sincerity combined with quiet reserve assure his success in days to come. Concert Orchestra 4-3 Spanish Club 2-1 Chess Club 4 Camera Club 3-1 Weight Lifting Club 2-1 Sergeant 1 JOSEPH THOMAS GIBSON Nashville, Tennessee H-2 Joe came to the Point from Nashville via Benning and the Infantry. " Out of the sack. Reveille has! " With these words Joe has often roused us roommates from slumber unto profitable labor. Here ' s the key to his success: his efficiency, stability, and consideration inspired others to follow his example. Joe, your troops can ' t ask for more loyalty than you gave your classmates. Weight Lifting Club Handball Club Honor Committee Corporal Lieutenant 4 9 299 JOSEPH A. GIDDINGS, JR. Plainfield, New Jersey G-1 Cadet life at West Point was made much more enjoy- able for all concerned when Joe brought his quick smile and his ready guitar up from New Jersey. Joe ' s intense love for sports has made him an invaluable asset for many of his company intramural teams. The conscientious effort with which he undertakes a job should make him outstandingly successful in all of his future undertakings. Cross Country 4 Hockey 4 Track 4 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 CHESTER CHARLES GILBERT Las Vegas, Nevada I-l The " Bonanza King " from Nevada always had a good deal brewing somewhere. However, one of the easiest ways to make Chet happy was to ask him to cook steaks for us at a company steak fry. His Sunday School teaching has won him many friends here on the post. Chet will go far in this man ' s army mainly be- cause he has that agreeable way of getting along with people, as well as gaining their respect. Boxing 4-3-2-1 Art Club 2-1 Camera Club 4-3-2-1 Chapel Chimer 4-3-2-1 Dining Hall Committee 1 Ski Club 1 Sunday School Teacher 4-3-2-1 JOSEPH HIRAM GILBRETH, JR. Washington, D. C. G-2 Joe ' s aspirations were never squelched even by Beast Barracks. With a natural ability to understand people, he has made a great many lifelong friends while at the Academy. Although not at peak efficiency in West Point ' s chilled clime, he managed with little effort to rank high in his class. An apt athlete with an inquir- ing mind, Joe will rise to great heights in his career Soccer 2 Russian Club 2-1 President Camera Club 3-2 Weight Lifting Club Sunday S:hool Teacher 1 4-3-2 Pointer 4-3-2-1 Sports Editor 300 1 9 RICHARD EUGENE GILLESPIE Gardiner, Maine A-1 Buzz always took a lot of hazing from his wives and handed it out as well, for no man ever recovered a hidden sack so gracefully or retaliated as fully. No one who has known his terrific storms, his " Down Maine " accent, or his awful jokes will forget the ex- perience; and yet, between storms and in spite of his roommates he was a hive and a mainstay of the track team. Cross Country 4-3-2-1 Track 4-3-2-1 Major A French Club 3 Howitzer 2-1 Sergeant 1 AMOS WORRELL GILLETTE Wilson, North Carolina M-1 Amos never could get used to the winter temperature of Yankee-land — he was forever filling the room with exclamations of " Hey look — it ' s down to 111 " He upheld other rebel traditions too, including the con- tinuation of an outstanding high school football record on the gridiron at Michie Stadium. He ' ll be missed when he makes his permanent change of wives after graduation. Football 4-3-2-1 Track 4-3 Radio Club 4 Camera Club 3-2 Ski Club 4-3 Pointer 4 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 ROBERT JOHNSON GILROY Utica, New York C-2 After three semesters at Syracuse University, Bob jumped aboard the West Point train. He fought his way through the work — academic, social, and ath- letic — with the determined sincerity and purpose. Believing that work can be fun and the making of lasting friendships a pleasure, Bob adopted cadet life and problems with a good-natured outlook and with eyes focused on his future Army career. Ski Team 3-2-1 Water Polo Club 3 Camera Club 3-2-1 Acolvte 4-3-2-1 Sergeant 1 4 9 301 m. ALBERT HAUCK GOERING Cincinnati, Ohio H-1 Star man, stalwart of intramurals, a good fourth at bridge, an ideal wife on weekends at New York or Virginia Beach — these w ords describe Al ' s career at West Point. Always willing to coach a less hivey classmate, Al still found time for Corps Squad and Boodler raids on Fridays and Meatless Tuesdays. Al ' s keen mind, aggressive spirit, and friendly air mark him as a man with a future. Football 4 Debate Council 3-2-1 Numerals Howitzer 2-1 Automobile Committee 1 Stars 3-2 Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Chess Club 4 First Sergeant 1 WARD C. GOESSLING Okinawa, Ryuka Islands K-1 Goess came to the Academy wearing the scarlet piping of the Field Artillery. His four years " up the Hudson " was merely a vacation from the Army. Born and raised in the Army, Ward has a natural inclination for the soldier ' s profession. Upon graduation, he will leave the Point proudly wearing the crossed cannons of — you guessed it — the Field Artillery. Pistol 4-3-2 Manager Minor A Ski Club 4-3 Corporal 2 WILLIAM HAYWARD GOODWIN Gordonsville, Virginia B-2 Having spent six semesters in the Navy, Bill was sur- prised to learn that cadets also wear tight pants. The nearest he came to cannonballs were cue-balls and golf balls, with his ceaseless repartee between shots. A die-hard Southern promoter, he supported every school south of the Mason-Dixon line, but he may always be depended on to give you a full glass with no foam. Boxing Numerals Spanish Club Howitzer Corporal Sergeant 302 1 9 M WILLIAM F. GOROG Warren, Ohio L-2 Bill brought the Army the rare talent of an organiza- tional mind — ability to achieve a multitude of things with effortless precision. Though a man of purpose, as evidenced by the manner in which he transformed his many extra-curricular activities into weekends, we came to know him not as a perfectionist but as one who inspired the admiration and respect of those who served with him. Soccer Lacrosse Ski Club Special Programs Committee Publicity Manager Chairman Debate Council Vice President 4-3-2-1 Glee Club 4-3-2-: Catholic Choir 4-3-2 Hundredth Night Show 4-3 Press Representative 3 Public Relations Detail 2 Color Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 Battalion Supply Officer DONALD NORTON GOWER San Antonio, Texas K-1 Don, easy going and affable, established himself as the wit of K-Co with his dry humor. A homeless army brat, but a Texan by choice, he was always ready to spring to the defense of the Lone Star State. Not one to let academics interfere with education, he felt that the Art Club and the swimming pool held greater attractions than the easily dominated slide rule and textbook. Water Polo 3 Art Club 3-2-1 Chess Club 4 Handball Club 4-3-2 Pointer 4 Sergeant 1 GEORGE D. GRAHAM, JR. Kenmore, New York A-1 Old Uncle Dudley — The Clemson Tiger — of whom Nels commented very aptly, " Gad, what a man! " If every word used here were an adjective, there would still be many facets of George ' s personality left un- touched, for he is one of those very rarely gifted peo- ple who really understand, and live, the meanings of the words friendship, thoughtfulness, humor, and balance. Ask anyone . . . they all know. Football 4-3-2-1 Hockev 4 Lacrosse 4-3 Weight Lifting Club 1 4 9 303 WILLIAM LEE GREEN, III Lexington, Georgia G-2 Buck was never a great scholar nor an energetic file- boner, yet he tackled many of the problems which stumped the experts. Astronomy, especially Halley ' s Comet, entertained him during Cow year. Even so, he never belied the fact that Southerners are lackadaisical but was always able to obtain the maximum results with the minimum effort. If success doesn ' t come to him. Bill will go the way of success. Basketball 4 Track 2-1 Manager Sergeant 1 BERNARD GREENBAUM Paterson, New Jersey G-1 Bernie didn ' t win a Major A on the gridiron, but as head academic coach was always the twelfth and very essential man on Blaik ' s fighting squad. His breadth of vision, rich philosophy, forceful logic, and ready wit permanently impress all who know him. Argumentative and likeable, aggressive and sincere, his interests were varied, his generosity abundant, and his friends many. Football 2-1 Manager Automobile Committee 2-1 Chess Club 4 Statistician 3-2-1 Howitzer 2-1 Handball Club 4-3-2-1 Sergeant 1 ABBOTT CONGLETON GREENLEAF Cayuga, New York D-1 Abb came to us from upstate New York and the Navy. With two years of college behind him, he experienced little trouble from the Academic Department, as evidenced by the stars on his collar. At reveille he bounds out of bed and starts the day off systematically under full steam, whether it be a day of work or fun. Brilliant, capable, and ambitious. Abb will be a great success in whatever branch he chooses. Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Debate Council 3-2-1 Secretary Sailing Club 4-3 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Russian Club 2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 304 1 9 HARRY A. GRIFFITH, JR. Boonton, New Jersey G-I Sincerity, friendliness, and an impeccable sense of values characterize " Griff, " a fellow whose wit and unexcelled leadership in activities we ' ve all admired and enjoyed. He will be especially well-remembered by those who lived with him and gained from his ex- ample. An inclination to activity and self-improve- ment coupled with a keen mind promises further suc- cesses in whatever he does. Football 4 Glee Club 4-3-2 Numerals Business Manager Lacrosse 4-3-2 Missal Reader 3 Monogram Special Program s Camera Club 3 Committee 4-3 Catholic Choir 4-3-2 Ski Club 4-3-2 Chess Club 4 Pointer 4-3 Class Officer 1 Stars 3 Secretary Corporal 2 Debate Council 4-3-2-1 Captain 1 President Brigade Comn nander French Club 2 Vice-President WILLIAM WALTER GUSTAFSON Aurora, Illinois K-2 Flash! Here ' s the boy that put Aurora, Illinois, on the map. Although Gus was a forjner sailor, he showed no mercy for the Middle he boxed during our Camid Operation. He has made many friends throughout the Corps not only through his athletic acquaintances but also by his wonderful personality. Gus is sure to be a success in any task he might wish to attempt in the future. Football Monogram Major A Track 4-3 4-3 Numerals Basketball Class President Corporal Lieutenant 2 1 2 1 JOSEPH ALOYSIUS GUTHRIE, JR. Cincinnati, Ohio D-1 From the Indiana University campus came Joe in his quiet, reserved way. Full of good humor and good common sense, he has gone through four years with a minimum of effort. Gifted by nature with a quiescent disposition and an easy-going manner of accepting the decrees of the inevitable, we seldom see his demeanor ruffled or perturbed in any way. His calm attitude should carry him far. Football 4-3-2 Numerals Monogram Sergeant 1 4 9 305 m DANIEL GUYTON Koscuisko, Mississippi D-1 Dan came to West Point from way down South in Mississippi via the 84th Infantry Division with which he saw combat in Germany and Belgium. At the Academy he was noted by his moderation, his soft- spokenness, and his strong belief in the individual. His service of two years in the ranks will be an asset in makin g him a likeable, capable, and efficient officer P during a promising Army career. Baseball Tennis Ski Club Press Representative Corporal Lieutenant 2-1 4-3-2-1 3-2 ALFRED BRADFORD HALE Merrick, New York C-1 Dependability, thoughtfulness, sincerity — all of these characterize Al ' s nature. And his had to be a good nature to survive the remarks on the family dimple. Always willing to help everyone, he still found time to roll around the wrestling mats in the West Gym- nasium. Accepting responsibility quietly and dis- charging it with real ability, Al will be a success in any field he chooses. Tennis 4 Numerals Wrestling 4-3-2-1 Numerals Monogram Honor Committee 2-1 Ski Club 4-3 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 JOHN ASA HAMMACK Hollandale, Mississippi G-2 Always appearing to be at a trot — his hair thinning due to constant rushing — a record breaker in track — that ' s Jack. After conquering " German " and riding high in all other subjects, Hambone spent his hours developing " conversational " and " flying " talents, and keeping a finger in everything which spelled " GOOD DEAL. " In time Jack will show the world what his friends already know. Football 4-3 Pointer 2 Numerals Advertising Editor Monogram Howitzer 2 Track 4-3-2-1 Corporal i Major A Lieutenant 1 Captain 306 1 9 M IRVING LEONARD HAMMER San Francisco, California A-2 As San Francisco ' s most enthusiastic supporter and a firm believer in the multiple advantage of life on the West Coast, Irv never did find much use for West Point winters or weekends in New York! However, his dogged assertations that " the Corps has " en- livened our gloom-period bull sessions, and revealed a firm resolution of character that will be invaluable to the Army. Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 ROBERT ADAIR HANSEN Mound, Minnesota A-2 Bob demonstrated throughout his four years that he possesses the ability to accomplish anything he sets out to do. Never one to bone files, he preferred to spend C.Q. in the sack with a good book. Two years in the Air Corps plus his term at West Point haven ' t erased Bob ' s independent Scandinavian spirit. Our bet looks good riding with Hansen. Wrestling Sergeant THOMAS GRAY HARDAWAY Brigham City, Utah B-1 Having come east from the University of Utah, Tom realized a life-long ambition by adding the Academy to his list of achievements. Capable, dependable, and conscientious, he won many friends in all classes with his likeable disposition. Tom, versatile at all sports, excelled at baseball. His ready smile, sincerity and desire to succeed will carry him far in his chosen career. Football 4 Baseball 4-3-2 Monogram Boxing Corporal Captain 3 2 1 4 9 307 LESLIE EARL HARRIS, JR. Chattanooga, Tennessee A-1 Mature, firm, soft-spoken gentleman from the South, L.E. was respected immediately upon arrival here for his striking military appearance. Although his ambi- tion is to do some flying, we shall always remember him for his immaculate appearance, war experiences in India and Burma, diligence in the gym, and an enviable, consistently excellent efficiency record — all foretelling success. Football 4 Track 4-2-1 Hop Committee 4-3-2-1 Model Airplane Club 4 Ring Committee 4 Ski Club 2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 JAMES VINCENT HARTINGER Middleport, Ohio L-1 Monogram Ski Club Skeet Club Camera Club Corporal Lieutenant Success will not be hard for Jimmy to obtain. His natural athletic ability, intelligence, and good nature are secondary qualities compared to the drive that he puts into his every act. This enthusiasm has brought him through the Army — a sergeant; it also earned him the title of " Mighty Mouse " on the athletic field at the academy, and will certainly carry him far in life after he graduates. Lacrosse Numerals Major A Co-captain Football Numerals JOHN POWELL HAWN Albany, New York K-2 Indispensable, accurately describes John ' s contribu- tions to the K-2 champion football, lacrosse, Softball, and squash teams. Although it is not publicized, this Albany lad attended Williams College and was in the Navy before entering West Point. Never troubled with academics, the master of each situation, he is the cool, collected individual who shall defeat every problem. Basketball Baseball 4 4 Numerals Ski Club Corporal Lieutenant 2 2 1 308 1 9 JOHN GLENNON HAYES Minneapolis, Minnesota I-l A Chamber of Commerce man from Minneapolis, God ' s gift to women has a personality that grows on you by the minute. Whenever in his room, you ' ll find him listening to one of his hot jazz records which he seems to thrive upon. Although he is a five year scholar, he always seems to find time for swimming, sleeping, and being one of the most likable men here. Swimming Minor A 4 Monogram Numerals Corporal First Sergeant 2 1 JACK R. HAYNE New York, New York M-1 A former employee at Aberdeen, and later a member of the 95th Division, Jack brings to the Army a past rich with experience. In fact, his mechanical aptitude often made him the envy of his less gifted classmates. But his outstanding assets are his amiability and co- operative spirit — qualities which gained him a wide circle of friends in the Corps, and will in Army life as well. Fencing 4-3-2-1 Radio Club Numerals Art Club Monogram Weight Lifting Club Camera Club 3-2-1 Jewish Choir President Sergeant HARVEY TIPTON HECKMAN Saint Louis, Missouri M-2 The man behind the steaming T-square is Heck. For the past four years his dexterity at the drawing board, his efficiency in all his undertakings, and his speed in completing writs have been a constant source of amazement to his classmates. With his typical boyish enthusiasm, he is one of the few to realize the bright dream of marrying the girl he had when he entered Plebe year. Football 4 4 4-3-2 3-2 2 1 Handball Club Pistol Corporal First Sergeant 4 9 309 n EDWARD J. HEES ACKER Banks, Oregon I-l Few of the Long Gray Line found the Rock as profit- able as did Oregon ' s native son. His schemes to get rich quick would have made Ed a millionaire except for the fact that the Cadet Store had other plans for his surplus. Besides his athletic pursuits this fellow dominated the Plebes as few cadets have ever done. Academics were a snap for him; the result — a carefree personality. Track 4 Chess Club 4 Numerals Weight Lifting Club 2 Wrestling 3 Howitzer 3 Camera Club 2-1 Corporal 2 Catholic Choir 3 Sergeant 1 CHARLES KENNETH HEIDEN Detroit, Michigan 1-2 An old soldier when he came to us from the Armored Force, this Wolverine has mechanical learnings which have found expression in the section rooms as well as when off duty. Always congenial and ready to join in the fun, Chuck has shown his drive not only in his duties as a cadet, but also in a variety of athletics. Femmes and fellow cadets will always remember him as one of the best. Lacrosse 4-3 Howitzer 3 Ski Club 2-1 Camera Club 2-1 Engineer Football 2 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 GERARD FRANCIS HELFRICH Dallastown, Pennsylvania D-2 One memorable day in July Jerry was shocked into reality with a thousand other unfortunates, and with his manner and subtle humor he caused many smiles. Straight from high school, Jerry tackled academics and special swimming, w ith a minimum of effort and came out on top. His best achievement: he has been an excellent classmate — industrious, considerate, and conscientious. Acolyte 3-2-1 Sergeant 1 i 310 1 9 JAMES ROBERT HENDRICKS Minneapolis, Minnesota G-1 The transition from a 1st Lt. to a Plebe is a great one. However, even though Jim gave up his bars to enter West Point, he still retained a firm personality and a cool capability that was certain to make him a success. Academics came easily; Jim had ample time to read, to take an active interest in sports — and best of all, time to gain the enduring respect and friendship of his classmates. Glee Club 4-3-2-1 Ring Committee 3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 MEREDITH E. HENDRICKS Stockton, Missouri F-2 " Wahoo! " Missouri ' s favorite son is at it again. " Tut, " his yell, his trombone, his rope tricks, his lacrosse stick, and his ever-ready wit have been an indispensable part of life in F-2. Always ready to lend a helping hand, he has been one of the leaders of his class in every field of endeavor throughout his four years here in the Hudson Highlands. Lacrosse 3-2-1 Fishing Club 3 Monogram Ski Club 4 Major A Corporal 2 Track 4 Lieutenant 1 Chapel Usher 1 Battalion Supply Officer DAY1D HENDRICKSON Evansville, Indiana B-2 Definitely one of the " high IQ " bracket, the only feature of his make-up that kept Dave out of the " Numbered Few " of West Point academics was lack of meticulousness. Independent and resourceful, he preferred to direct his energy toward personal inter- ests, yet he never failed to aid the goats. aried interests plus two years of army experience make Dave a well-rounded man Ski Club 4-3 Chess Club 4-3-2-1 Vice-President Dance Orchestra 3-2 Manager Radio Club 1 Sergeant 1 4 9 311 fIC JOSEPH ROBERT HENRY Clearfield, Pennsylvania C-1 Cousin Joe found West Point a little different from those wide-open hills of Penny, but he flashed his sheepish grin and it must have frozen there. Joe is one of the few here who can smile no matter whether he is reading a Form 1, or just explaining how he was " giving the girls a break. " Wherever he is, that good humor can ' t fail to make an impression, and a good one at that. Football 4-3 Navy Stars Major A Lacrosse 4 Fishing Club 4-3 Ski Club 3-2 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 Battalion Sergeant M i)Or RICHARD CHARLES HENRY Grand Ridge, Illinois A-2 Dick considered four years at West Point the simplest way to transfer from the Infantry to the Air Forces. A background of an Illinois farm, Cornell, and the Seventy-fifth Infantry Division enabled him quickly to find his place near the head of his class. With cheerful friendliness and sincerity, Dick has built for himself an enviable reputation which promises to grow with time. Boxing 4-3-2-1 Ski Club 4 Camera Club 1 Special Program Chess Club 4 Committee 2 French Club 2 Weight Lifting Club 3 Escort Committee 2 Corporal 2 Radio Club 2-1 Supply Sergeant 1 Sailing Club 3-2-1 THEODORE E. HERVEY San Antonio, Texas G-1 A military heritage supplemented by doughboy duty made Tex officer material. A determination to do his best accounted for the many extra hours he spent on academics. With one expert eye on the bull ' s eye, the other on the Infantry, his cadet career has been dis- tinguished by adherence to high principles. His ability, perseverance and universal popularity foretell a career of achievement. 4-3-2-1 Fishing Club Monogram Navy Star French Club Ski Club 3-2 4-3-2-1 Minor A Chapel Usher Election Committee 1 2-1 Corporal Captain Brigade Adjutant 2 1 312 1 9 PENNELL JOSEPH HICKEY Beeville, Texas A-1 Emigrating originally from Beeville, Texas, the land of strong, silent men who shoot first, then ask ques- tions, Joe became everybody ' s friend Plebe year and has never lost that distinction. Possessor of the rare combination of wit and character, he has two dislikes: damnyankee and damnyankeeland. His calmness and sense of humor assure the Army an excellent officer and us a lifetime memory. Baseball 4-3 Manager Boxing 4 Golf 2-1 Monogram Goat Football 2 WILLIAM CHARLES HIESTAND Le Roy, Ohio M-1 Bill came to us directly from Culver Military Academy, where his fourth year found him captain of the un- defeated Culver boxing team. One of the most popular members of our boxing squad. Bill demonstrated his athletic abilities further in golf and lacrosse. An alert mind easily led him through the classroom and will just as surely lead him to even greater success in the Army. Boxing 4-3-2 Minor A Golf 4-3-2 Monogram Minor A Art Club 1 Public Relations Detail 2 Corporal 2 Captain 1 EDWARD ROBERT HILTON, III Freemont, Ohio K-1 A cosmopolitan from Fremont, Ohio, Ed ' s interests are unlimited and his versatility enable him to excel in most of his interests. He came to West Point from Phillips Exeter Academy with a will to succeed, and his friendly wit and reliability have made him tops with his many friends here. His attributes will insure success in every field. Lacrosse 4-3-2 Numerals Monogram Ski Club 3-2-1 Skeet Club 1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 4 9 313 m FRANCIS ARTHUR HINCHION Peabody, Massachusetts L-1 Pursuing the guiding light of the sporting world, which he followed so rabidly, this black-browed Irishman with the Bostonian twang never once ceased smiling while counting the days until his term would be over. Now, he stands on the doorstep of success and the door is wide open beckoning him onward — let us lift our glasses to a pleasant trip up a happy and prosperous road. Baseball 4-3-2-1 Track 4 Acolvte 2-1 Missal Reader 3 Ski Club 4-3 Camera Club 4 Sergeant 1 PAUL R. HINCKLEY Ogdcn, Utah I-l Red hair is only one of the distinguishing characteris- tics that marks Hink. A shrewd sense of values, innate devotion to music, and a locker filled with cameras have all added zest to his success at the Academy. In spite of coming out second best in a race for the New Kent on Camid, fortunate indeed will be those who sail on the sea of life with the friendly and likeable Hink as their skipper. Fencing Goat Football Camera Club Russian Club 4 2 3-2-1 2-1 Sergeant 1 EDWARD ROY HINDMAN Omaha, Nebraska 1-2 By way of Cornell, Amherst, and the Army, Ed came to West Point set for a four year fight. The struggle never materialized, for Ed was always one step ahead of the Academic and Tactical Departments. Capable in many sports, he concentrated on soccer. A staunch supporter of everything that represents Nebraska, Ed will always claim that there is no place in the world to compare with Omaha. Ski Club 2-1 Skeet Club Soccer 4-3-2-1 Chapel Usher Lacrosse 4 Corporal Pointer 4-3 Captain Debate Co uncil 4 Battalion Command Mortar 3 Editor-i i-Chief I 314 1 9 M PERRY CARNOT HISKEN, JR. Seattle, Washington F-2 Pete came to the Academy with two years experience as an Air Force lieutenant, bringing with him many interests. Skiing was the activity which he found most common to West Point and his native Wash- ington. Pete ' s fine sense of humor and quick wit have made many friends. His initiative, drive, and sense of responsibility will insure success for Pete in whatever he may undertake. Glee Club 4-3-2 Ring Committee 4-3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 JOHN TAYLOR HODES San Antonio, Texas D-2 Outside of the fact that he forgot to dust the alcove rails once or twice, Jack, we must concede, was every inch a gentleman. To list Jack ' s many attributes would be as difficult as his own reverse giants; there- fore, let it be said simply — " Jack is a fine person. " No matter the material gains of the future, John T. will be assured a faithful following of old cadet friends and admirers. Baseball 4 Gymnastics 4-3-2-1 Numerals Minor A Acolyte 2-1 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 WILLIAM HARRY HOFFMANN Flushing, New York F-2 Bill was a good man to have around, in a tight spot as well as in a bull session. In spite of his famous frolics, Bill had a serious side and he knew how to use it well. His sincerity, wit, and willingness to help others made us proud to be called his friends. All that re- mains to be said is that no matter what branch of service he chooses an envious eye must be kept on Bill. Swimming 4-3-2-1 Ticket Representative 2-1 Hundredth Night Show 1 Pointer 1 Sergeant 1 4 9 315 GEORGE CHRISTIAN HOFFMASTER, JR. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania I-l Upon entering the Academy, Hoff lost no time in hiving out the system. Neither the Academic nor the T.D. could diminish his high spirits. Endowed with an infectious smile and a radiant personality, George made innumerable friends. Although due to his physical prowess, he has been the mainstay on many Corps and intramural squads, he is still a sack artist at heart. Football Numerals Acolyte Missal Reader Corporal Supply Sergeant JAMES HARMON HOLT Bainbridge, Georgia D-1 Jim came to us from the sunny South, bringing with him an abundant supply of sunshine and gentle humor which falls on all of his associates. An individualist and not a strict adherent of the Blue Book, Jim does a thorough, efficient job with the least effort. Com- bined with an academic inclination, a debonair air of nonchalance and an attitude of casual indifference make Jim the ideal leader and above all, a loyal friend . Ski Club Weight Lifting Club Corporal Sergeant 4 2-1 HERBERT LESLIE HOOT, JR. York, Alabama H-2 Honest Herb ' s air of studied indifference has never hidden his qualities as a soldier. His unusual common sense and general knowledge of all topics not only aided his ability to speak but also his ability to gain friends. A Southern gentleman and a true friend, he will be missed by men in all classes. Auburn, York, and West Point will always be anxious to claim Herb as their product. Weight Lifting Club 2 Handball Club 1 Camera Club 1 Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 316 1 9 Camera Club 3-2-1 Ski Club 3-2-1 Art Club 2-1 Skeet Club 1 Howitzer 2-1 Fishing Club 3-2-1 Sergeant 1 NORMAN BARTON HOPKINS, JR. Annapolis, Maryland E-2 Maryland University, followed by two years of in- fantry, brought Norm to the forbidding threshold of West Point with vim, vigor and an inexhaustible humor. Mutinying from a traditionally Navy family, he proved his mettle by his outstanding success and versatility on the athletic field and in the skills of the rod and reel. Norm feels that good solid ground under his feet is the thing for him. Wrestling Numeral Tennis Numeral Soccer Numerals Monograms Coach ALAN JOEL HORTON Dayton, Ohio B-1 Al ' s dry humor and exacting earnestness brought him many real friends at the Academy. Although a daily " Pravda " and sinister hints at dark plots caused much suspicion, Nikolai firmly disclaimed any ideas of world revolution. His taste for Dixieland jazz was strictly proletarian, however. Al ' s seriousness of atti- tude and strong determination cannot fail to make his career successful. Fencing Russian Club President Press Representati ' Corporal Sergeant EDWARD BRINKLEY HOWARD Washington, D. C. F-2 Probably Eddie ' s chief activities which took up that extra time were skiing and photography. The first is a result of two years in the White Mountains and New Hampshire granite at Dartmouth College. From many meals of darkroom soup and flash bulbs his camera bug nourished itself. The rest is a story with a meticu- lous tinge and that frequent joke which often caused more sighs than laughs. Camera Club 3-2-1 Vice-President Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Howitzer 3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 4 9 317 m ROBERT JAMES HOWARD Cleveland, Ohio D-2 Older than most of us, in thought as in age, this former army officer added West Point to the list of his many accomplishments. Filled with the dauntless spirit of Notre Dame, Bob is destined to taste success in the undertaking of any assignment, no matter how diffi- cult. He will go straight to the top in the service as an officer under whom men are privileged and proud to serve. Handball Club 2-1 Howitzer 4-3 Duty Committee 1 Catholic Choir 4-3 Corporal Captain 2nd Regimenta 2 1 1 Command MARTIN DAMON HOWELL Jacksonville, Florida C-1 Here is a rugged individualist who knows his own mind and does not hesitate to depend on it. A true southerner with a deep reverence for " that great and glorious General " Robert E. Lee, and a vast knowledge of all phases of the Civil War, Tiger always defended the South. A man of high integrity and loyalty, he has the stubborn determination and self confidence to succeed. Boxing 4 Football 4-3-2-1 Lacrosse 4-3-2-1 Color Line 3 Fishing Club 3 Ski Club 2 Sergeant 1 ROBERT WILLIAM HOWELL Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania F-1 Although a member of the Five Year Club, the aca- demic battle has never been too tough for Bob to in- form his wives of his Air Force, his Lafayette, and, of course, his Wilkes-Barre days. The Military Academy has likewise evoked some classic, if occasionally caustic, remarks from this fighting Pennsylvanian. Conscientiousness characterizes this lover of home, the sack, and good food. Football 4-3-2 Boxing 4-3-2 Minor A General Committee 2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 ' 318 1 9 SI LEO KAY HUBER Fairbanks, Alaska G-2 This biography could not be written without mention of Kay ' s home in Fairbanks. It gave him the distinc- tion of living further north than any of his classmates. But he was distinctive in many more important ways, too. He was continually active, a hard worker, and a veritable dynamo of energy. His many friends will not soon forget this conscientious and thorough young man from Alaska. Lacrosse 4 Ski Team 4-3-2-1 Captain Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Sergeant 1 WILLIAM EDWARD HUBER Peoria, Illinois D-1 This son of Illinois was taking an Army pre-meteorol- ogy course when West Point beckoned him. A year and a half of college work before entering the Academy plus his outstanding natural ability won him stars and provided a broad back for his less fortunate classmates to ride through on. His easy-going friendliness and keen sense of humor will endear him to any and all future associates. •ncing 4-3-2 Duty Committee Minor A Stars Navy Star Corporal ebate Council 4-3-2 Sergeant ection Comm It tee 3-2 JULIAN PERRY HUNNICUTT, JR. Houston, Texas A-1 Perry definitely was not the pride of the Academic Department; in fact the two of them gave each other several bad moments. A perennial good nature kept such matters from bothering him in the least, but he grew annoyed at the constantly cold rooms, lack of mail, or the usual insult to the Lone Star State by the damyankees. We ' ll never forget his soft drawl or ready smile. Ski Club 2-1 Sunday School Teacher 3-2 Howitzer 1 Pointer 4-3 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 4 9 319 m. EUGENE EARLE HUSTAD Watertown, South Dakota C-2 Hailing from the plains of South Dakota, " Dutch " has brought a little of the West to the East with him. An outdoor man by heart, he likes hunting and fish- ing; some of his stories have kept us all rolling in the aisles these four years. Geniality, humorousness, and likableness are all part of him. A swell wife, a won- derful guy, he will come out on top wherever his paths may lead. Concert Orchestra 4 Skeet Club 3-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 JOHN EDWARD IKE Norfolk, Nebraska L-2 For " General Ike, " the making of friends is as natural as the drawing of another breath. There are few, indeed, who haven ' t been deeply impressed by John ' s honest sincerity and his natural ease of manner. The " General " easily adapted himself to the rigors of Academy life — his only complaint was against the cold winter. The Air Force will find John, as we have, to be an excellent man. Chapel Choir 3-2 Chapel Usher 2 Chess Club 4 Dialectic Society 4-3-2-1 Glee Club 2-1 Honor Committee 2-1 EDWARD WEBER IVY Hickory Withe, Tennessee M-1 With his ready wit, slow Tennessee drawl, and will- ingness for repartee and fun, ' ' Our-Boy ' ' Web has won a welcome from every circle. When the party is gayest, his silken downbeat on the piano (played by ear) is a familiar feature. His good natured acceptance of cir- cumstances and devotion to all things pertaining to the Air Corps will win him friends and success in his chosen branch. Cross Countrv 4-3 Track 4-3-2 Wrestling 2-1 Art Club 3-2-1 Radio Club 2-1 Concert Orchestra 4-3 Election Committee 2 Sergeant 1 320 1 9 :». P LEWIS MAVERICK JAMISON San Antonio, Texas D-1 It was not without cause that Punch was called " Mister West Point of 1949. " His inbred love of the Air Force led him naturally to the flying rings on the gymnastics team and then to top rating in physical efficiency at the Academy. He will be long remembered by his many friends for his constant good nature and many abilities, embodying the qualities of the perfect fly-boy. Gymnastics Captain Numerals Minor A Major A Navy Star Track Numerals Hop Committee Camera Club Ski Club Corporal Sergeant MARC RAPHAEL JARTMAN New Britain, Connecticut G-2 Although the transition from MIT to USMA was an abrupt one. Marc ' s cordiality and his big smile came through the ordeal unmarred. Starting fencing Plebe year, he made the " A Squad " his last three years. It was indeed a rare occasion when a weekend found him without a pretty girl to build up his morale. He was equally popular in the Corps because of his amiability and his devotion to his friends. Fencing French Club Sergeant 4-3-2-1 2 JOHN ARRAS JENKINS Jeannette, Pennsylvania L-1 Hailing from Jeannette, Pa., John came to the Hudson by way of the U. of Pittsburgh and the Army. John had more of a passion for model planes than for book " larnin " and was constantly at work on his noisy winged friends. Possessed of untiring energy for his various interests, combined with a way with people, John will prove a worthy addition to his main inter- ests — life and the Army. Hop Committee Model Airplane Club President Dance Band Concert Orchestra 4-3-2-1 Radio Club 4-3-2 3-2-1 Camera Club 3-2 Corporal 2 4-3-2-1 Sergeant 1 3 4 9 321 nc WILLIAM GRIFFITH JENKINS Malad, Idaho 1-2 When GrifF came from out of the Far West, and the University of Utah, he brought with him a shrewd mind that he has applied successfully to the problems of cadet life. His two main interests are singing and skiing, but during the summer months he turns to golf. His mellow voice has enriched the life in bar- racks, but Griff ' s greatest love remains the sport of the flying slats. Chapel Choir 4-3-2 Glee Club 2-1 Ski Club 4-2-1 Pistol Club 2-1 Special Program Committee 4-3-2 Skeet Club 1 WILLIE HUGH JENKINS, JR. Sandersville, Georgia C-1 Hugh prepared for his military career with a two- year stretch at Georgia Military College as both a student and instructor, a seventeen month army stretch as an USMAP (Cornell, Amherst, Fort Benning), an anti-tank gunner with the 63rd Divi- sion, and Infantry Officers Candidate School. A staunch Rebel to the last, his ingratiating Southern manner has given him a host of real friends. Soccer 3-2-1 Howitzer 2-1 Monogran Activities Section Editor Minor A Corporal 2 Chapel Choi 4-3-2-1 Lieutenant 1 Duty Commi ttee 1 REED G. JENSEN Salt Lake City, Utah L-1 Jensen worried less about the salt mine than Salt Lake. Drop dead Reed ! The opportunity is here. We can now tell all about Jensen. He ' s a rat and a slacker; has more sense than he displays, and in a pinch he ' s a good man to have around, especially if you ' re looking for laughs. It ' s hard to sec his virtues for his Follies, but after all, he ' s helped to make West Point fun. Camera Club 4-3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Portuguese Club 2 Corporal 2 Supply Sergeant 1 322 19 FREDERICK AUGUSTUS JOHNSON Houston, Texas E-1 With a military background of one year at Texas A M and eighteen months service in the Army, Fred entered the Military Academy. Neither the Academic Department nor the Tactical Department could best him. A devout desire to better himself will enable Fred to distinguish himself in his chosen profession. Wrestling Skeet Club Acolyte Missal Reader Sergeant MIERS C. JOHNSON, JR. Carlsbad, New Mexico H-1 What has Johnny got? A veteran of cavalry basic at Fort Riley, O. C. S. at Knox, and an extra Plebe year at West Point — the women just eat this " old Soljer " up! Born in El Paso, Texas, raised in Carlsbad, N. M., schooled at New Mexico Military Institute, Johnny came East to civilization with a big smile and a knack for making friends. The Air Force is in for some tall shootin ' with Johnny in the cockpit. Gymnastics 4-3-2-1 Minor A Monogram Numerals Skeet Club 4-3-2-1 Spanish Club 3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 ROBERT JAMES JOHNSON Pipestone, Minnesota B-2 After spending a year at South Dakota State College and two years in the Army, Bobby entered West Point as the first representative from Pipestone, Minnesota. His main claim to fame is the winning touchdown scored in true " goat " fashion against the " engineers. " Upon graduation he has hopes of entering t he Armored Force and maybe there his long search for " the one " will end. Hockey Numerals Chapel Choir Election Committee Corporal Lieutenant 4 9 323 ROSS LeROY JOHNSON Milton Junction, Wisconsin C-2 Johnny came to West Point from Wisconsin after serving two years in the Army as an enlisted man. An avid hunting and fishing enthusiast, his other inter- ests in life are the Infantry, music, all types of athletics, and an ambition to be a general. Johnny wears an amiable and congenial smile for his lighter moments, topped off with a subtle sense of humor that attracts lasting friendships. Football 4 Glee Club 4-3-2-1 Rifle 4 Ski Club 3-2-1 Wrestling 3-2-1 Weight Lifting Club 4-3-2-1 Cadet Choir 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Dance Orchestra 3 Captain 1 KELSO JONES San Diego, California F-1 Kelso came to West Point after two years in the Air Force and a short tour at Lafayette College. He im- mediately took the reins in his hands and dominated the Academic departments through all four years. Kelso was tagged with his title of " Storm King " during Plebe year and retained it during all his stay. Kelso ' s main diversion consisted of listening to Sammy Kaye ' s " Sunday Serenade. " Camera Club Chess Club Weight Lifting Club Pointer Sergeant OGDEN S. JONES, JR. Lawrence, Kansas H-2 Taking with him his familiar springy walk and droll sense of humor, Jonesy left Germany and the Four- teenth Armored Division behind and turned up on July ' 45 bouncing into Central Area. Since then, neither humor nor walk has deserted him, and Jonesy has built a reputation around his happy-go-lucky independence and the inconspicuous reliability in his likeable personality. Track 4 Numerals Weight Lifting Club Chapel Choir Camera Club 2-1 4-3-2-1 1 Corporal Sergeant 2 1 324 1 9 IRVING NEAL JUDD Cincinnati, Ohio B-1 On leave from the 63rd Division, Neal was caught in gay Paris during the war with seventeen cents (17c) in his pocket. When he got to the US he had more than $170. That ' s Neal. His unlimited resourcefulness and personal drive are exceeded only by his savoir- faire and infinite aplomb. An avid reader, Neal ' s ability to retain his knowledge serves him well in any situation. Fencing 4 Howitzer 4-3 Track 4 Model Railroad Club Weight Lifting Club 4-3-2-1 Skeet Club Vice-President Sailing Club 3-2 French Club 2-1 Corporal Camera Club 4-3-2 First Sergeant Ski Club 4-3 NORMAN FREDERICK KATZ Bronx, New York 1-2 Norm came straight from the Bronx (Upper, if you please), and is proud of it. He still cheers loudly for the Violets of New York University, his old alma mammy, but has transferred his maximum effort to the Black, Gold, and Gray. Aspiring to enter the Armored Force because of an innate dislike for walking, Norm safeguards his chances by standing high in his class academically. Chess Club Handball Club Sergeant 4 4-3-2-1 1 CHARLES THOMAS KEFFER Seymour, Texas M-2 It took Charlie exactly thirty minutes on the Big Rabble flank in the Navy game to elevate himself from a " peon " to the toast of the Army team. It takes Red ' s drawl exactly thirty seconds to show peo- ple that he is a true Texan and proud of it. With his cheerful and unyielding confidence, it will take Keff exactly no time to become a first class flyboy, for he was born with wings. Football 4-3-2-1 Major A Fishing Club 1 Skeet Club 1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 4 9 325 m DONALD RAYMOND KEITH Ludington, Michigan L-1 After serving in the Army, Don came to West Point. Although his home is in Michigan, he went to the University of Wisconsin. His personality and will to get ahead won him many friends here. Among his other activities, Don ' s ability with the trumpet gained him a position in the Cadet Dance Band. With these attributes he will do well in whatever he chooses to do in the Army. Dance Orchestra 4-3-2-1 Spanish Club 2 Skeet Club 1 Ski Club 3 Debate Society 4 Hundredth Night Show 3 Corporal 2 First Sergeant 1 ROGER J. KELLY San Francisco, California B-2 " I may not be well informed myself, but I always make it a point to have lunch with people who are! " Man about the sallyport, this Lucius Beebe in dress grey was continuously promoting everything from larger coffee cups to San Francisco ' s Chinatown. Now after five years he is finally going to take time out to graduate. Go get your stars, Rog — this time on your shoulders. Rifle Team 4 Ski Club 2-1 Catholic Choir 4-3 Hop Committee 4-3-2-1 Hundredth Night Sho 2-1 Glee Club 4-3 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 CHARLES ROBERT KEMBLE Ottumwa, Iowa 3-2 Bob ' s the unassuming executive type, gifted with a most personable manner and possessing varied talents. Always busy, with promise of astronomical achieve- ments, he ' s living proof of the old adage " nothing succeeds like success, " for Bob is a success and un- doubtedly always will be. He has the happy faculty of making the long road seem short and makes an excellent associate. Boxing 4-3 Football Manager 4-3-2-1 General Committee 2-1 Mortar 3 Class Vice-President 1 Glee Club 4-3-2 Corporal 2 Captain 1 I I 326 1 9 }ft WILLIAM STANLEY KEMPEN Wilmington, Delaware G-1 An unusual personality made Bill liked by everyone. His suaveness and taste for the fairer sex have even reached Latin America, where he is affectionately and tenderly known as " Guillermo. " He could always find time enough to talk about beautiful girls and fast horses. The Point will miss his friendly smile and the telephone operators will miss the voice that kept them so busy. Cross Country Track Chapel Choir Hop Manager Sailing Club 4 4 4-3-2-1 Ski Club Squash Club Howitzer Sergeant 3-2-1 3 4-3-2-1 ULMONT RED ERS KENDREE, JR. Hutchinson, Kansas K-2 It seems to most of us that Al must know everyone in the Corps by his first name. After kicking around in the army for two years, " the old man " arrived at West Point with an uncommon fund of experience and common sense. Kansas, redheads, dancing, and horses are all subjects to be touched on with deep reverence. Al ' s sincerity will always make him numberless friends wherever he goes. Track 4 Duty Committee Pointer 4-3 Corporal Ski Club 2 Captain Debate Council 4 Battalion Commander Sunday School Teacher 3-2-1 WILLIAM JAMES KENNEDY San Francisco, California 1-2 From the fog of San Francisco comes Bill Kennedy with his never-failing ability to see the humor in all the little reverses West Point offers. Never giving up the titanic struggle, he completed his scholastic re- quirements on the second bounce, and from his wealth of experience this laughing Irishman should make himself renowned as a tenacious addition to the ranks of graduates. Track 4 Acolvte 2-1 Missal Reader 3 Spanish Club 2-1 Pistol Club 2-1 Weight Lifting Club 2-1 Sergeant 1 4 9 327 CHARLES WILLIAM KESSLER Evansville, Indiana 1-2 Coming to West Point with a good background from Rose Polytechnic, Chuck had little trouble from aca- demics. He devoted his time to excelling at track and cross country. Chuck ' s main gripe was the fact that West Point didn ' t have steaks for breakfast and din- ner. His ability of accepting a job and carrying it through with determination, vigor, and success point to a great career. Cross Country Manager Track Numerals Major A Debate Council Pistol Club Special Program Committee Corporal Sergeant JOHN RICHARD KIELY Bridgeport, Connecticut H-2 Having already served sixteen months in India, Jack easily mastered the system at West Point. He casually emerged with an enviable academic record even though he devoted most of his time to athletic, cultural, and social pursuits. Always able to see the brighter side of a situation, Jack has won innumerable friends. Courageous and spirited, Jack will prove valuable to the Army. Handball Club 2 French Club 2 Catholic Acolyte 2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 PATRICK KIMBALL Chicago, Illinois H-1 The Irish would cut their throats if there were no one to be " Irish " at. As for a big Irish laugh, a bit of the old blarney and the Irish determination to succeed, Pat could have as well come from Dublin as from Chicago. A Phi Delt from Northwestern University, Pat excels in academics, and has set his sights on the Armored Force. Watch for jet propulsion in our new tanks! Track Ski Club Portuguese Club Duty Committee 3-2 4-3-2-1 2-1 1 Howitzer Sergeant 4 1 328 1 9 Jt ARTHUR J. KINGDOM Scranton, Pennsylvania L-2 Art came to West Point older than most of us leave, with three years of college and two years in the Army behind him. He had no trouble with academics, and excelled in every task that he undertook. His deter- mination, thoroughness, and sincerity will always mark him as a success in later life. It was our good fortune to have had Art for a roommate and we have never known a nicer guy. Mortar General Committee Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 2-1 JOSEPH H. KINGSTON Yakima, Washington 1-2 Joe ' s graduation climaxes a four year struggle with the Academic Department. However, what he lacked in academic ability he made up in his technique in handling the fairer sex. But Joe was not unilateral in his dealings with people. His quiet and serious attitude has won him many friends in the Corps. Wherever he goes, Joe is certain to make friends and to meet success. Track 2 Skeet Club 4-V2 Weight Lifting Club 3-2 Hundredth Night Sho« 4-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 EMERSON HUGH KINNEY South Milwaukee, Wisconsin E-1 Hugh flew in from the South Pacific with a flourish of ice skates, skis, and weight lifting muscles. His in- telligence, personality, and sense of humor brought him many friends and many a happy weekend. Sunday found him singing in the choir at the Cadet Chapel, developing pictures in the Camera Club, playing the piano at CullUm Hall, or eating his share of boodle at the local pub. Hockey Camera Club 4-3-2-1 4-3-2-1 Chess Club 4-3 Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Glee Club 3-2-1 Ski Club 3-2-1 Corporal Sergeant 2 1 4 9 329 m GILBERT WILLIAM KIRBY, JR. Shelby, Montana E-2 Gil came to the Academy from the Marine Corps and with two years of college found academics easy. Although he had many hobbies, weight lifting and dragging were his favorites, but he always found time to coach Russian. He will always be remembered for his tall stories and as a staunch defender of the Marines or his native state. It may easily be said that he added color to any conversation. Football 4 Camera Club 4-3-2 Weight Lifting Club 3-2-1 Treasurer Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 Second Regimental Sergeant Major LESLIE W. KIRKPATRICK Montgomery, Alabama C-1 Kirk came to West Point from the paratroopers with considerable experience, an overabundance of natural ability, and a vast collection of tall tales. Somehow he found time to tell most all of them while becoming a success in every phase of cadet life. Easy-going but hard-working, an excellent soldier and a wonderful companion, this Alabama " Rebel " is sure to be an asset to the Army. Football Chapel Usher Howitzer Corporal Captain Battalion Co.Timande DONALD DAVIS KLEIN Vallejo, California H-2 Brought up in the Navy and trained in the Marines, D. D. has now found a home in the Army. Success is one of his best habits, and he is not only willing but eager to tackle any job. Being a natural hive, he took academics in his stride; enjoying athletics, he is a good sport and a formidable opponent in any game; having a fine appreciation of life, he is always ready for a good time. Football 4 Skeet Club Swimming 4-3 Sailing Club Numerals French Club Pistol Club 2-1 Sergeant Sk-i Club 3-2-1 f 330 1 9 M RAYMOND Brooklyn, New York KLEMMER L-1 -2-1 Spanish Club 3-2-1 itf ■ Weight Lifting CI lb 3-2-1 -1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Howitzer 4-3-2-1 " « -2-1 Corporal 2 i-2-1 Sergeant 1 ■;. ■ L .,, Fresh from the trials of Brooklyn came " The Cardi- nal, " genial, witty, likeable, and willing to argue on any subject, any time. An avid reader and an extreme optimist, he pursued his merry way which usually led to his growing fat at the Padre ' s Sunday dinners. Ray leaves the Academy with calloused finger tips gained through attentiveness to his typewriter and fan mail. Model Airplane Club Vice-President Acolyte Missal Reader Radio Club Camera Club THERON WESTCOTT KNAPP, JR. Rochester, New York D-2 Wes is a friendly, easygoing Rochester boy whose natural intelligence has carried him far in the field of academic achievement at the Academy. One of those rare, well-liked persons who can always laugh in the face of trying circumstances (after his roommates), Wes has found many friends among his fellow cadets. His ability and friendliness will insure success as an armv officer. Ski Club 3-2-1 Weight Lifting Club Pointer 1 4-3 Howitzer 2-1 Hundredth Night Show 2-1 Portuguese Club Sergeant 2-1 1 EDWARD ANTHONY KOSTYNIAK A-2 Chicago, Illinois Kos, with navigator ' s wings on his chest and three years service behind, soon became recognized as one of the " Old Men " of the Corps. With a broad back- ground of theoretical knowledge and practical ex- perience, he had no difficulties with academics. Easy- going and affable by nature, but by no means a plebe papa, he was as well known to the flankers as to his own runts. Pistol Team 4 Camera Club 3-2 Catholic Choir 4-3-2-1 Handball Club 3-2-1 Russian Club 2-1 Skeet Club 3 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 4 9 331 §c MILTON ARTHUR KRAMER Louisville, Kentucky D-2 Milt, God ' s gift to women, hails from Kentucky and it is a constant source of amazement to fellow Rebels how he learned to ice skate so well in the " blue grass " country. He brought to the academy a fine spirit for enjoying life fully and has instilled that spirit in the hearts of his many friends. I hope that I get along with my future " wife " only half as well as I do with my present one. Hockey 4 • Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Numerals Glee Club 4-3-2-1 Track 4 Election Committee 2 Ski Club 3-2-1 Corporal 2 Skeet Club 3 Sergeant 1 Art Club 1 JOHN KRASKO Yonkers, New York F-1 John answers with a smile to " Strangler " or " Black Hawk " and with persuasion, relates his experiences in wrestling and with the 86th Division. Leaving Yale for the Army, John brought away a rendition of the " Whiffenpoof Song " which will long be remem- bered by his friends as will his ability to see the bright side of the darkest situation and his willingness to work for what he wants. Fencing Ski Club Handball Club Pointer Sergeant 4-1 4-2-1 3-1 2 1 DAVID CHRISTIAN KRIMENDAHL Indianapolis, Indiana A-1 Forever dreaming of the wild blue yonder, or that " home in Indiana, " Dave spent four long years in complete oblivion of the wanton methods of the Tactical Department and the Academic Board. He was peerless as a pistol shot, a gadgeteer, and a friend. First with a dimpled smile, a repudiation of the sys- tem, or a long pair of trousers, he endeared himself to all those who knew him. Pistol 2 Skeet Club 3-2-1 Camera Club 3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Model Airplane Club 4-3-2-1 Howitzer 3-2-1 Treasurer Sergeant 1 Pistol Club 2-1 332 1 9 ROGER RAY KUHLMAN Eau Claire, Wisconsin K-2 Roger, a northern Wisconsin boy, is noted for his ability and interest in all winter sports. A conscien- tious student, he spends much free time studying. He is an excellent dancer and practices new steps in his room to the consternation of his roommates. A good athlete, " Roge " is equally at home on a basketball or tennis court. Roger ' s ability and enthusiasm assure a successful army career. Ski Club 3-2-1 Skeet Club 2-1 Cadet Choir 4-3-2-1 Howitzer 2-1 Radio Club 2-1 Russian Club 2 Sergeant 1 MAURICE KEYES KURTZ, JR. B-2 Saint Petersburg, Florida Monk — continually studying? — not this one; he was a gadgeteer ' s gadgeteer. When engrossed in modeling enterprises, he was oblivious to all concerned. As deadly with a rifle as with a soldering iron, he was a mainstay of Army ' s sharpshooters. An Army man by inheritance, Monk will continue to blend his exacting diligence and tenacity to duty for a successful thirty years. Rifle 4-3-2-1 Model Airplane Club 3 Minor A Radio Club 2 Ski Club 4-3 Mortar 3 Camera Club 2-1 Russian Club 2 Howitzer 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Model Railroad CI Jb 2-1 Sergeant i WILLIAM H. LAKE Riverside, Illinois C-2 Bill was never without a joke for the occasion and his wit assured his friends of a good time whenever he was in the vicinity. He could usually be found work- ing out at the gym during his spare time or engaging in a friendly game of basketball with the more athletic members of the company, but he was never too busy to help somebody through the confusing maze of academics. Engineer Football 2 Football 1 Wrestling 4 Russian Club 2-1 Skeet Club 2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 4 9 333 0C KIRBY LAMAR Springfield, Missouri F-1 Coming to the Point via Drury College in the land of Missouri mules, Kirby received quite a kick from his goaty wives. His ready smile, dry humor, and excep- tional academic ability soon bettered this and many pleasant hours were spent in overcoming the endless monotony of cadet life. A scholar by nature, a friend by actions, Kirby will be a lifelong credit to the Academy and the Army. Athletic Representativ e 1 Press Representative Debate Council 4-3 Radio Club Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Corporal Camera Club 3-2 Sergeant Russian Club 2 WILLIAM ROTH LAMBERT Steubenville, Ohio I-l Bill ' s pre-Beast Barracks training was spent in a German prisoner of war camp. Taking Plebe year to recuperate, he took his natural place as a leader in our class. As an all-around man, one of Bill ' s main interests lay in athletics, always being a mainstay on the company intramural teams. Trim and immaculate in appearance, he will always find the respect which he deserv es. Baseball 3 Boxing 4 Camera Club 3-2-1 Model Railroad Club 2 Sunday School Teacher 4-3-2-1 Howitzer 3-2 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 RUSSELL JAMES LAMP Reynoldsburg, Ohio A-1 Two years at Ohio State, one at Cornell, and six months as a combat infantryman gave Russ a back- ground which enabled him to travel through plebe year in a self-possessed manner. In addition to his high academic and athletic standing, he commanded the respect and admiration of all who knew him. In his spare time he was a confirmed draggoid and a bridge player par excellence. Football 4 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Soccer 3-2-1 Howitzer 4-3-2-1 Monogram Corporal 2 Engineer Football 2 Captain 1 French Club 2-1 Y I 334 1 9 MATTHEW DAVID LAMPELL Milwaukee, Wisconsin L-1 The cadet that made Milwaukee famous, Matt ' s un- canny ability to pick out the important things in any- thing he is concerned with has carried him lightly through the University of Wisconsin, the Army, Cornell, and the Point. He exhibits his rare ability to get things done in everything he attempts. His loyal and sincere friendship will forever be treasured by all who are associated with him. Fencing Monogram Radio Club Secretary Jewish Choir Sergeant JAMES LAMPROS Mount Vernon, New York M-2 " Lamp " has earned a reputation of a philosopher and a wit in his scratchings for those gold bars. Although he had them before he entered, he just wanted to make sure. His inherent qualities of staunch friendship and deep sincerity have driven him home to his many friends in the Corps. A good athlete at the weights, he is doomed to be a ' ' rumble rumble. ' ' Here ' s wishing him the best. Weight Lifting Club French Club Pistol Sergeant JOHN BRANDT LATIMER Washington, D. C. G-1 Johnny joined us from Washington, D. C, bringing with him the good humor and charm of a Southerner. He never wasted a tenth in his subjects, centering his interest in Latin America, to the extreme of going to Mexico to practice Spanish with senoritas. One of the lucky few whose eyes lasted four years, Johnny plans to enter the Air Force upon graduation. He carries with him the best wishes of his many friends. Goat Football 2 Portuguese Club 2 Ski Club Spanish Club 2 Pointer 4 Sergeant 1 4 9 335 JERRY BENNETT LAUER Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania M-1 Jerry entered the Academy from the Army Engineers by way of Amherst. He brought with him an un- limited enthusiasm and love of sports, basketball in particular. His willingness to help in anything which had to be done won for him the admiration and re- spect of everyone. With his spirit of loyalty and friendship, he will be assured success in whatever he docs. Hockey Manager Tennis Minor A Howitzer Chapel Usher Duty Committee Corporal Captain Regimental Commande CHRISTOPHER ANDREW LAY, JR. Homer, Louisiana G-1 He is a gentleman from the old South who made the town of Homer, Louisiana, mean a lot to all of us. Whether on the gridiron, in the classroom, or on the dance floor, Andy displayed an agility, a steadying calmness, and a warm sincerity that made him a winner — a winner with many admirers, and still more friends. These qualities are certain to insure Andy a warm reception anywhere, anytime. Football 4-3-2-1 Monogram Hop Manager 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Captain 1 CHARLES BOPES LEE Aledo, Illinois E-1 Chuck entered the Academy well equipped with a ready smile, curly hair, and a great love of sports. He specialized in acquiring friends rather than tenths, but managed to sail along unharrassed by academics. " Born in Illinois and raised at West Point, " he takes with him all the essential qualities of a fine officer, a worthy graduate and a wonderful friend. You ' ll go places, Chuck! Athletic Representative Camera Club 1 4-3-2-1 Concert Orchestra 4 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 336 1 9 CHARLES R. LEHNER, JR. San Antonio, Texas F-2 San Antonio ' s most rabid booster, and a loyal son of Army Blue, Carlos found West Point the fullfillment of all his dreams. Captain of the pistol team, he was always a high scorer, both on the range and with the femmes. Dragging pro was next to Godliness for " Lover-boy. " Charlie ' s ready smile and exuberant spirit will make his army career as successful as his cadet life has been. Soccer 4-3-2-1 Monogram Pistol Team 4-3-2-1 Minor A Hop Committee 3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 ROBERT EDWARD LEISY Mansfield, Ohio M-1 Bob came to West Point by way of Culver Military Academy and the Army. To this rich background of military experience we can add athletic ability, as evidenced by his work on the varsity wrestling squad; a high degree of intelligence, which is readily seen by the ease with which he mastered academics; and a rich, even temperament which his close friends will always remember. Soccer 4 Wrestling 4-3 Camera Club 3-2-1 Hop Committee 3-2-1 French Club 2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 RONALD EMILE LEMAY Central Falls, Rhode Island I-l From his first day at the Academy, Ronnie showed his strong determination to be a hard worker. Dividing his seemingly endless energy between academics and the gym, he found little time for the fine arts of sack- ing and dragging. He entered into many activities and showed his adaptability in all phases of cadet life. Ronnie carries forward with him the qualities of a real soldier and gentleman. Acolyte 2-1 Radio Club Camera Club 1 Ski Club Catholic Choir 4-3 Spanish Club Chess Club 4 Corporal French Club 2 Sergeant Missal Reader 3 Howitzer 4 9 337 ac NELSON TRIMBLE LEVINGS, JR. Fruitport, Michigan H-1 The storms of cadet life presented no terrors for Nels who came to us from Michigan via " tin schooL " Looking upon academics only as a necessary evil, he spent most of his time in the gym boning muck or in the sack resting his eyes for the Air Corps physicah Filled with an unbounding curiosity about every- thing in general he should find ample room for thought as a " fly boy. " Swimming 4-3-2 Ski Club Weight Lifting Club 2-1 Howitzer Water Soccer Club 4 Track French Club 3-2 Chapel Usher Skeet Club 1 Sergeant MALCOLM K. LEWIS Palm Beach, Florida F-1 Malcolm possesses a homing-pigeon instinct for Palm Beach, an undying devotion to Florida sun, Florida oranges, and Florida sand. Marion Institute released this lawyer-to-be for a short vacation in Navy boot camp before he became a cadet. While steadfastly maintaining that high foreheads and not premature baldness run in his family, he has excelled as a room- mate, student, friend, and man. Ski Club Chess Club French Club Corporal Sergeant 3-2 2 WILLIAM BATTELLE LIDDICOET Diamond Spring, California G-1 Bill came to West Point with a somewhat contra- dictory background of two years in the Navy and six months in the Army under his belt. His easy-going nature, " sunny California " disposition, natural abil- ity, and plenty of grey matter made his life within the Corps relatively easy. Besides his academic achieve- ments he will long be remembered for his superb play in the Goat-Engineer game. Track 4 Camera Club 4-3-2-1 Model Airplane Club 4-3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3 Pistol 2-1 Auto Committee 1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 338 1 9 ROBERT E. LIICHOW Newberry, Michigan B-2 After high school Bob left the upper peninsula of Michigan and spent a year at Michigan State. He enlisted in the Air Corps and was an Air Cadet for seventeen months. The winter of 1944-1945 found Bob at Amherst preparing for West Point. Ranking high with us for friendliness and sportsmanship, he was also high in aptitude, and we predict big things for the guy with the crew cut. Football 4 Cheerleader 2-1 Lacrosse 4 Ring Committee 4-3-2-1 Boxing 4 Corporal 2 Ski Club 3-2-1 Captain 1 German CI A 2-1 Battalion Commander ARTHUR HERMAN LINDEMAN, JR. Mariemont, Ohio K-2 Curly ' s ability to " spec " has never ceased to be a marvel to us. His extracurricular activities during Cow summer from ' irginia Beach to Juarez, and back again were, without doubt, unparalleled by any mem- ber of the class of 1949. In short, Curly ' s ability to be industrious when need be, together with his thorough enjoyment of a good time, has won him many friends at the Point. Football Numerals Monogram Lacrosse Manager 4-3-2-1 Track Numerals Boxing Corporal Sergeant y " H . ■Hi Hdl ■ i«3!» - J - J ROBERT OLR ER LITTELL Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania C-2 Bob has attained the difficult balance of pleasing per- sonality moulded between deep mature judgment and the joviality of youth. He came to West Point with two years of service in the Navy behind him but saw his first ship on a. czdet tour oi the Enterpr se . Although he hails from the Smoky City, his interest falls in the category of outdoor life with a strong enthusiasm for flying. Hockev 4 Track 4-3 Catholic Choir 4-3-2-1 Camera Club 3-2-1 Weight Lifting Club Radio Club 3-2-1 1 Corporal Sergeant 2 1 4 9 339 m EARL JAMES LOCHHEAD Austin, Texas B-2 Cowboy boots to combat boots in four years — that ' s not quite Earl ' s story; he hasn ' t completely discarded the former. Two years at Texas U. caused him to stubbornly remain first Texan, then cadet. However, before returning to his Texas militia, he plans to absorb the U.S. Army ' s methods for several years. His petite laugh will always disclose his location to adjacent units. Fishing Club 4 Water Polo Club 3-2-1 Weight Lifting Club 2-1 Swimming 3-2-1 Manager German Club 2-1 Sergeant 1 HAROLD FREDERICK LOMBARD Beloit, Wisconsin F-2 Hal came to West Point " on his own " in order to prove to himself and to everyone concerned the truth of the old adage: " try, try again. " The same spirit carried him through the Academy, Quick to enjoy a joke — even on himself — Hal ' s sincere desire to make good and his ability to adjust himself to all conditions have made his friendship welcomed by all who have had the opportunity to know him. Rifle 4-3-2 Camera Club 4-3-2-1 Catholic Choir 4-3-2-1 Escort Committee 2-1 Glee Club 3-2-1 Pointer 4-3 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 HOMER SAMUEL LONG, JR. Gallatin, Missouri K-1 Coming from the Seventh Army in France back to the life of a Plebe is no easy transition. Yet, Huck since he entered the Academy has acclimated himself to cadet life. In academics, athletics, or on the social front he has done himself credit. A born leader and organizer, his jovial attitude and perseverance, com- bined with a sense of duty, will carry him far in the Army. Hockey 4 Lacrosse 4 French Club 2-1 Ring Committee 4-3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Captain 1 340 1 9 )R WILLIS H. LOWREY y jrtH " Jf Grinnel, Iowa E-2 Two years in the Navy as a radio technician gave Bill a good academic background for the Military Acad- emy. Since he has no trouble with his studies he is able to spend much time on extra-curricular activities. The most prominent of these are photography, tennis, and skiing. The enthusiasm with which he enters into these activities always makes him a welcome and able participant. Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Camera Club 3-2-1 Model Railroad Club 2 Sergeant 1 WILLIAM FREDERICK LUEBBERT Los Angeles, California L-1 Although a verbose expounder of California ' s misty climate, " Wild Bill " enjoys nothing better than to ride a pair of bucking skis. The sport of Eskimos and convalescents has found another victim. Here is a man who likes to be awakened at 7. ' 30 am Sunday morning to study in bed. Bill never has had much trouble with the Academic Department, nor will he in his chosen branch. Radio Club 4-3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2 Handball Club 2 Camera Club 3-2 Public Information Detail 3 Sergean t 1 THOMAS B. LUZON Brooklyn, New York A-1 In that inimitable Luzon manner, Tom accomplished everything from a Brigade Boxing Championship to the mastering of West Point ' s intricacies. If Tom ' s outstanding trait were singled out of the many he has, it would be his consistent belief and execution of his own fine ideas and ideals. Graduation brings him one important question . . . will the Air Force station him at Ebbets Field? Boxing 4 Lacrosse 2 Acolyte 4-3-2-1 French Club 2 Ski Club 4-1 Corporal 2 First Sergeant 1 4 9 341 fIC ROBERT ORREN LYNCH San Antonio, Texas H-1 Bob, an Army brat from San Antonio, enjoys doing things in a big Texas way, whether he is working, playing, or just plain loafing. A veteran of Sully ' s, St. Mary ' s, and Lafayette College, he emerged vic- torious from a campaign of four years with the Academic Department. His wide, cherubic grin sym- bolizes the quiet air of open friendliness gained from his years in the great West. Weight Lifting Club Ski Club Corporal Sergeant 4-3-2-1 4-3-2-1 WILLIAM EVANS MACK Lexington, Kentucky B-2 ' ' Where is Bill? ' ' ' ' Maybe playing pool or reading the latest best sellers. " He is also known for his adminis- trative abilities, which were best demonstrated when- ever plans for weekend parties were being discussed. After living in many different places as an army " brat, " Bill is finally able to call Kentucky home. Upon graduation he has hopes of entering the Armored Force. Camera Club Catholic Choir Guidon Bearer Sergeant RICHARD A. MACKENZIE Savannah, Illinois G-1 Mac ' s friendliness, lively sense of humor, sociability, and consideration of others have won him the respect of all who ' ve lived and worked with him. Although extremely versatile and a valued member of many groups, he is chiefly noted for his outstanding accom- plishments in debate. It is largely through his efforts that the West Point Debate Council enjoys its present high position. Tennis 4-3 General Committee 2-1 Numerals Spanish Club 3-2 Monogram Vice-President Wrestling 4 President Automobile Committee 1 Sunday School Teacher 3-2-1 Chairman Ski Club 3-2 Chess Club 3 Pointer 3 Color Line 3 Corporal 2 Debate Council 4-3-2 Lieutenant 1 Fishing Club 3-2 i I 342 1 9 THOMAS RALPH MACKENZIE Corvallis, Oregon H-1 Mac ' s carrot head is easily found in any group color photo. And that is just where you ' ll find him, in a group, for Mac ' s qualities surround him with friends. As a hive and all-around athlete, Mac is the personi- fication of diligence and determination, as well as inherent ability. His aptitude for military life has been in no way diminished by his aptitude for prac- tical jokes. Gymnastics 3-2-1 Cross Country 2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Skeet Club 2 Debate Council 4 Howitzer 4 Sergeant 1 JOHN RODWAY MACKERT Sacramento, California L-2 In spite of a failing for " hill-billy " music and sub- zero camping trips, John managed to gain the lasting respect and friendship of all who knew him. One of the few men who could have worn stars if he wanted to, he chose to " broaden " his education with letters, magazines, and innumerable bull sessions . . . the result was a man that everyone has come to look upon as true friend. Water Polo Club 2-1 Hundredth Night Show 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 JOHN HARVEY MADISON, JR. Washington, North Carolina K-2 Oops! there goes the drum, and Jack crawls into the sack after another day ' s work well done. Whether he ' s been trying to hive out the diagram of a juice circuit, or trying to reach one hundred pushups in one attempt. Jack has been in there putting out for all he ' s worth. That ' s his way of doing things, for nothing but the best will suit him. As a gentleman, sportsman, or friend, he ' s tops. Camp Illumination 3 Chapel Choir 3-2-1 Escort Committee 1 Hundredth Night Show 3-2 Sailing Club 3-2-1 Ski Club Spanish Club Weight Lifting Club Howitzer Sergeant 4-3-2-1 1 4-3-2-1 3-2-1 1 4 9 343 JOHN FRANCIS MAGNOTTI, JR. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania L-1 Jack came from a Signal Corps outfit stationed in England to join the class of ' 49. From Pittsburgh, he went to Carnegie Tech before going into the Army. Jack ' s energy, willingness to accept responsibility, and ability to stay out of the sack have made him one of the most active men in our class. His ability to make friends and work efficiently will help him to go far. Spanish Club 2-1 Catholic Choir 4-3-2-1 Public Information Detail Ticket Committee Escort Committee 3-2 2-1 1 Camera Club Howitzer Corporal Sergeant 3-2-1 4-2-1 2 1 MONRO MAGRUDER Washington, D. C. B-1 Famed father of the B-1 Athletic Association, spark of our intermurder program, and sure-fire in any sport, Mo is still waiting for repercussions from the 1947 football season. China born and brought up in Switzerland and Washington, this army son was lured into the Navy for a time but lost his taste for it for- ever on Camid. His easy-going nature and capability will see him on top. Baseball 4-3-2 Election Committee 2-1 Cadet Chapel Usher 1 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 HARRY JAMES MAIHAFER Syracuse, New York E-1 After three years of that " wild blue yonder " life with the Air Corps, Harry entered West Point with a broad smile and an ability to talk fast through anything. A minor hive with many friends, he is often to be found sailing across a tennis court or instructing some rebel upon the beauties of Yankee weather. A born leader, he should go far in furthering himself and the Army as well. Track Numerals Cross Country Squash Tennis Minor A Monogram Debate Council 4-3-2-1 Press Representative 3-2 Russian Club 2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 344 9 KENNETH ALDEN MAIN Ridgewood, New Jersey F-2 O.D. will be a welcome after eight years of dress gray at Staunton and West Point. Graduating from West Point culminated a boyhood aspiration so familiar to us all. Ken ' s stay at West Point was our pleasure. We hope that our close attachment will continue after graduation. He is one of few whom we can treat as and who has treated us as a brother — a welcome comrade in arms. Ski Club Corporal Sergeant ROBERT LUCAS MAKINNEY Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii A-2 The prevailing winds out Honolulu way develop con- siderable force, which is verified by the fact that they blew Bob into our midst. The trip must have taxed his strength for he proceeded to break some kind of Academy record by becoming the first cadet who ever wore out two " brown boys " during his tour of duty. It ' s an ill wind that blows no good, and good times plus a job well-done blew in simultaneously with Bob. Swimming Mule Rider 4 1 Corporal Sergeant 2 1 EUGENE MARDER L-1 East Orange, New Jersey When Rocky came to West Point from the Airborne via Cornell, he was the typical G. I. A round with the Tactical Department soon changed his mind; yet since Plebe year he has retained those qualities which have made him not only well liked by all but one of the most capable men in his class. Far from being " shot, " the Rock is always looking for better deals for his fellow cadets. Gymnastics 4-3-2 Corporal 2 Numerals Captain 1 Russian Club 3-2-1 Regimental Supply Radio Club 2-1 Officer Ski Club 4-3 4 9 345 m WILLIAM E. MARFUGGI Belleville, New Jersey D-2 Marf, the pride of Bloomfield High and Stephens Institute, came to West Point after serving as a Lieutenant in the Engineers. Don ' t let Engineer fool you, for he was a true goat. Although he spends his vacations on the Jersey shore, most of his free after- noons were spent splashing about on " B " Squad Corrective Swimming. Marf ' s affability, sincerity, and integrity will serve him well. Football 4 Wrestling 4 Soccer 2 Monogram Acolvte 2- Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 EDWIN 5. MARKS Brooklyn, New York E-2 Ed came from college life at Princeton straight into the difficulties of Plebe year. With his keen interest in practical jokes he constantly kept his wives on the alert for their lives. His love of the sack did not keep him from taking part in swimming, baseball, and con- stant dragging. A good and sincere friend and a fellow who puts his all into any activity, that ' s Ed. Swimming 4-3-2-1 Howitzer 2-1 Minor A Camera Club 3-2-1 Baseball 4-3-2-1 Handball Club 4-3-2-1 Monogram Sergeant 1 Numerals MORTON LEO MARKS Philadelphia, Pennsylvania E-2 Mort flew to West Point from the battlefield in Ger- many, where he was serving in a rifle company. Attacking cadet life with alertness and enthusiasm, he often dreamed of former days at Pennsylvania. His advice, particularly as Honor Representative, has been highly esteemed for its logic, common sense, and good humor. His interests: squash, skiing, good mu- sic, bridge, and conversing in French. French Club 2-1 Ski Club 2-1 Honor Committee 1 Corporal 2 Captain 1 I 346 1 9 }R JOHN TILTON MARLEY Sparrow ' s Point, Maryland B-1 Never dear to the Academic Board ' s heart, Ted always has prized athletics and femmes above studies. This accounts for his prominence both in the last section and on the All American line ups. Always friendly and good natured, his common sense and judgment make him a natural leader. With his confidence and high spirit he will meet with success any assignment the Air Force may give him. Soccer Minor A Navy Star Captain Lacrosse Major A Monogram Navy Star Corporal Sergeant JAMES F. MARR Buffalo, New York M-1 The transfer from the banks of the Niagara to the banks of the Hudson was easy for Jim. He merely pulled his brownboy over his head and closed his eyes. He is one of the few men who were never known to say a harsh word to a Plebe. His quiet, pleasant atti- tude will assure him of many friends. To Jim ' s outfit goes an officer with an easy manner and high standards of sportsmanship. Camera Club 1 Debate Council 4 Acolyte 2 Missal Reader 4- Sergeant 1 ROBERT THOMAS MARSH B-2 Logansport, Indiana Coming to West Point after two years in the Air Corps, Tom already possessed a mature and pleasing personality which soon won the respect and friendship of all those who knew him. Tom ' s ability for accom- plishing the maximum with a minimum of effort left him ample time for extra-curricular activities. This Hoosier ' s sense of humor and knowledge of human nature are his greatest assets. Hop Manager 4 Howitzer Hundredth Ni ht Show 4-3-2-1 Editor Russian Club 2 Corporal Chapel Choir 4-3-2 Lieutenant Glee Club 3 Battalion Adjut 4 9 347 II HERBERT EDGAR MARSHBURN D-1 Washington, D. C. Herb could very well be a member of the Washington Chamber of Commerce since he believes that there is no other place like it. He is always easy-going, even in his struggles with the Academic Department. There is no doubt that Herb will make good in any- thing he attempts with his polite manner, his sincere and amiable disposition, coupled with his ability to make lasting friendships. Tennis 4 Chess Club 4-3 Radio Club 3-2 Spanish Club 2-1 Ski Club 4-3 Sergeant 1 WILLIAM H. MARSLENDER Washington, North Carolina K-2 North Carolina gave us Bill with his cheerful smile and winning personality. Plebe year he developed a strong ambition to defeat the Academic Department and after four years of war he won a decisive victory without a star. Displaying ability in all sports, he specialized in softball, coaching and pitching K-2 ' s teams to victory. Bill has our vote for a real brother officer. Athletic Representative 2-1 Corporal 2 First Sergeant 1 ABNER BROADWATER MARTIN Spartanburg, South Carolina D-2 From Spartanburg, South Carolina, there came to West Point a true southern gentleman. Right from the start Ab earned the respect and admiration of all by his friendly yet competent manner, and by the help and consideration he unfailingly rendered to others. These qualities will insure him a successful career of constant achievement as an officer in the United States Air Force. Howitzer 4-3-2 Business Manager Pointer Staff 4 Camera Club 3-2-1 Press Representative Corporal Lieutenant 3-2 2 1 348 DMW m STUART FONDA MARTIN San Francisco, California B-1 The life of an army brat and a tin school apprentice- ship conditioned Stu for the rugged blasts of the T.D. During his relatively area-free cadet career, he man- aged to steal enough time from goat academics to develop a great number of lasting friendships. An intermittent dragoid and a dabbler in athletics, Stu always found ample expression for his quick wit and amicable nature. Goat Football Water Polo Fishing Club Weight Lifting Club Art Club Secretary-Treasurer Sergeant AMOS CLARK MATHEWS Evanston, Illinois A-1 Not only is " Mo " a true hive, but his adaptability extends to almost any field — up to and including dragging the proest femme around. A willingness to help others in academics, his closing the windows at reveille on cold winter mornings, his good-natured griping, and a fondness for jokes, good and bad alike — such traits have endeared " Mo " to all of us who were lucky enough to know him. Lacrosse 4 Ticket Committee Pistol 4 Chairman Monogram Corporal Rifle 3-2-1 Lieutenant Major A Captain FRED H. MAUGHMER Savannah, Missouri C-1 Fred came to the Army via Wentworth Military Academy and the Navy, which convinced him that the Army was the only service for him. No goat, he found much time for good books and the sack. Equally at home in a bull session, an argument, or at gin rummy, he has that " I ' m from Missouri — show me " perseverance. Add to this his good humor and loyalty and you have Maugh, one of the best. Debate Council 1 Public Relations Detail 3 Howitzer 2-1 Sergeant 1 4 9 349 m JOHN ALBERT MAURER Mansfield, Ohio D-1 John came from Ohio wearing the chevrons of a buck sergeant. He easily adapted himself to the military side of cadet life and sailed down the middle aca- demically. A cheerful and efficient manner has won him the high regard of his many friends and a very high standing in aptitude for service. Polkas are the chief vice of this guy with whom friends are as numerous as contacts. Football 4 Catholic Choir 4- Missal Reader Corporal 2 Captain 1 Battalion Commande JOSEPH ARTHUR MAY Aurora, Illinois C-2 Jose — only a jump ahead of the Academic Depart- ment Plebe year, above the middle of his class yearling year — self-determination, complete application to any task — unfailing good humor, plus an unfailing supply of cigarettes — frequent and pro drags, well above the 2.0 mark — a well-balanced disposition that made the days a little brighter for himself and for those who shared those days. Catholic Chapel Choir Glee Club Weight Lifting Club Corporal Supply Sergeant 4-3-2-1 3-2-1 3 ARTHUR JAMES MAYER San Antonio, Texas H-2 This San Antonian ' s chief dread was Yankee winters. One of West Point ' s crack pistol shots. Art always liked guns and everything else mechanical. His neat and orderly appearance reflected his systematic atti- tude. His heart was completely wrapped up in the graduation de sires of joining the Air Force and owning a brand new car. Art ' s first love — Texas — may well be proud of him. Pistol 4-3-2 Numerals Minor A Pistol Club 1 Sergeant 1 i 350 1 9 ■ It JOHN FRANCIS McARDLE San Bernardino, California G-2 Coming to West Point via UCLA, Mac readily adapted himself. Diversifying his athletic activities, he con- centrated on being one of the Academy ' s outstanding debaters. Naturally averse to northern winters and finding academics easy, he occasionally patronized the sack and was always willing to exercise his dialectic talents informally. Wherever he goes, he ' ll be an asset and a friend. Debate Team Debate Council Treasurer Acolvte Ski Club Corporal Sergeant COSBY McBEATH, JR. Yuma, Colorado E-2 With his western " twang " and easy-going manner Cosby eased the burden of Cadet life for us. Battles with the Deutsch Department and the swimming pool failed to dim the spirit that made him a central figure on company teams, in bull sessions, or on many a memorable weekend party. The ability to instill this spirit and confidence in others assures Mac success in any endeavor. Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Camera Club 1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 Battalion Sergeant Major ROBERT EUGENE McCANN Decatur, Illinois L-1 Millikin — to the Navy — to the Point; Bob took them all in turn in the same steady stride that carried him through the reservation ' s many rugged hills following his untiring love of hiking. Holding his own in aca- demics. Bob always found time to enter in a serious bull session, read a good book, or dabble in writing. He ' s a loyal and true friend, welcomed wherever he may be. Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Russian Club 2-1 Dutv Committee 1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 4 9 351 m DEAN JAY McCARRON Port Huron, Michigan M-1 Mac most resembles the sort of man who has escaped being stamped by the inexorable system. Academics coming easy, he devoted his time to winning new friends. He is one of the few men who has the distinc- tion of leaving the Academy with the same girl friend that he had when he entered. Unassuming, dependable, and ever smiling, Mac ' s future is sure to be characterized by success. Track Squash Club Weight Lifting Club French Club Sergeant JOHN NORMAN McCARTHY Cleveland, Ohio H-1 Norm, an old sailor, was reared in Cleveland, where he acquired the Cleveland disease, " Baseballitis. " An " A " squad pitcher since Yearling year, baseball has remained his first love; then come women and sack, in that order. With his cheerful disposition and his level head, Norm is the best sort of Pointer. This happy Irishman never had an enemy, and he will always have an army of friends. Baseball 4-3-2-1 Major A Monogram Catholic Choir 4-3-2 Glee Club 4-3-2-1 Skeet Club 3-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 LEON McCRARY St. Clair, Missouri M-1 Waving high the flag of the " Show-me " State, Mac came to West Point after two years at the University of Missouri. His early skirmishes with the Academic Department failed to erase the warm smile and ready wit that won him a host of friends. His loyalty, thoroughness, and determination assure him a bright future and certain success. He ' ll long be remembered as M Co ' s Bing Crosby. Football Camera Club Chapel Choir Dance Orchestra Glee Club 4 2-1 4-3-2 4-3-2-1 3-2-1 Hundredth Night Show 4-3-2-1 Skeet Club 1 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 352 1 9 M JAMES RICHARD McDANIEL San Antonio, Texas H-1 Born in China, Mac defends Texas with an unusual vigor. He isn ' t far from academic stars, and consider- ing that so much time is spent writing to that Texas femme, he must be ranked with the real hives. Mac ' s many activities have made him many friends, just as his sports ability has earned him several awards. May his Army career be as successful and enjoyable as he has made his stay at West Point. Swimming 4-3 Camera Club 3-2-1 Numerals Ski Club 2-1 Water Socce rCluh 4-3 Corporal 2 Mule Rider 2-1 Sergeant 1 Skeet Club 3-2-1 JOHN VINCENT McDONALD Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin G-2 A determined cadet from the start, Mac planned his career and followed it. With previous preparations for the Army, he came here with a strong desire to do his best. His amiable nature and winning smile have gained him many friends. Although serious minded and conscientious, his humorous side is never hidden. His ambitions for the future will carry him far as an officer and leader. Acolvtes German Club Treasurer 3-2-1 2-1 Secretary Ski Club Corporal Sergeant 4-3-2-1 2 1 DAN LOCKWOOD McGURK Fort Worth, Texas M-2 A Texas Aggie with a ready smile, Dan brought to West Point as many abilities as interests. A star man with a true goat ' s indifference to academics, his love of a good time finds its expression on a polo pony, in an argument, or in a smoke filled Jazz Club in the illage. With Dan ' l goes an unrestrained enthusiasm which will guarantee him an interesting life in what- ever he does. Soccer 4 Statistician 3-2-1 Debate Society 4-3-2 Stars 4-3-2 Sunday School Teacher 4-3-2-1 Ho yitzer 2-1 Sailing Club 4-3-2-1 Circulation Manager Secretary Corporal 2 Polo Club 4-3 Lieutenant 1 Chapel Usher 1 Battalion Adjutant 4 9 353 fIC KENNETH EDWIN McINTYRE Randolph, Vermont L-1 Here is a dynamic personality with an intellect which has carried him to the top of his class. Unlike other genii, he has a well-rounded personality. When others are angry, his eyes sparkle with the ludicrousness of the situation, for he has no temper. He is efficient, logical, and dependable. Inconspicuous during Plebe year, he has endeared himself to all who know him. Concert Orchestra Ski Club Honor Committee Spanish Club Chapel Usher 4-3-2-1 4-3-2-1 2-1 Stars 3- Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 Battalion Supply Officer DONALD ANDREW McLEAN Corregidor, Philippine Islands C-2 Although claiming the Philippine Islands as his birth- place, Mac has let the sunny clime of California find a permanent place in his heart. His natural ability in all sports has gained him recognition as an all-round athlete, while his warm and easy-going manner has made many lasting friendships. Life will be just another game for Mac, and we ' re betting that he ' ll come out on top. Track 4 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 PHILIP CUMMINGS McMULLEN Blackwell, Ohio i-1 After serving a hitch in the Navy and spending three years at the University of Oklahoma, Flip found that it had stood him in good stead in both academics and athletics. A sly wit and a ready smile have helped him to make many lasting friendships. His natural intelligence and ability to do any job right have been an inspiration to those with whom he has come in contact and worked. Tennis 4-3-2-1 Minor A Squash 3-2-1 Minor A Ring Committee 3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 354 1 9 M WILLIAM FLETCHER McMURRY Paducah, Kentucky K-2 Mac is a true Southern gentleman who has a way with the women and a knack for telling tales. His interests are many and varied, hut center chiefly around dragging, eating and sleeping. His free time is spent coaching his roommates in academics and golf. A conscientious student, Mac will have no trouble fulfilling his ambition for a successful and happy career. Fishing Club Skeet Club Pistol Club Sergeant MICHAEL WERNER McNAMEE Columbus, Georgia L-1 Mike, or " The Parson " to his intimate friends, was probably the easiest-going Irishman in the Corps. His chief weaknesses were parties, the sack, and more parties. But being one of the old soldiers in his class, Mike was capable of efficiently doing any job assigned him. The keen mind and likeable personality that Mike is taking into the Army will guarantee him constant success. Lacrosse 4 Skeet Club 4 Radio Club 2 Weight Lifting Club 3-2 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 EUGENE B. MECHLING, JR. Scarsdale, New York E-2 " Mec " came to West Point after serving in the Air Force. Always a good sportsman he spends what time he can afford from academics on football, hockey, and swimming. Photography being one of his favorite pastimes, he spends many of his free hours both taking and printing pictures. Although his home is in New York now, he thinks there is no place like his former state, Colorado. Football 4-3-2-1 Skeet Club Hockey 3-2-1 Special Progra Wrestling 4 Committee Track 4 Corporal Ski Club 3 Sergeant Camera Club 3-2-1 a 4 9 355 _ CARROLL STICKNEY MEEK Dardanelle, Arkansas D-1 Skeeter took to the ways of West Point with thc greatest of ease. Endowed with innumerable clever and witty remarks, he has been the cause for many a laugh and has made life in the Corps a little more pleasant for his friends. His cheerful manner and willingness to offer assistance are his greatest assets. These qualities will undoubtedly stand him in good stead for a career in the Army. Rifle 4 Slceet Club 3-2-1 Sergeant 1 LUCIEN E. MESSINGER Toronto, Canada D-2 Out of the northwoods came Lou via the 76th Divi- sion in Europe. His first two years were mainly taken up with swimming, but as his mid-section grew he turned to the less strenuous game of golf. His early visions of stars were rudely thwarted by the Academic Department, which immediately placed Lou among the goats. Lou ' s sincerity will undoubtedly keep him in good stead throughout his later life. Golf 3-2-1 Swimming 4-3 Soccer 4 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 J. HAYES METZGER Wilmington, Ohio G-1 Hayes ' easy going nature and his affable disposition have fostered friendship in all who know him. He is one of those rare fellows who always has a song on his lips and whose presence is a welcomed influence in any group. On the athletic fields, he was consistently outstanding. His success will be rightfully measurable only in the contributions he makes to the happiness of others. Football Monogram Baseball Numerals Monogram Major A Glee Club Librarian Secretary-Treasurer Chapel Choir Radio Club 4-3-2 Ski Club 3-2-1 Fishing Club 3-2 Camera Club 3-2-1 Skeet Club 3-2-1 Hundredth Night Show 4 Debate Council 1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 356 STANLEY A. MEYERHOFF Brooklyn, Nlw Yt)ik A-2 " Storm King " Stan, after a poor start in English (no reflection on Brooklyn), breezed by the finish line. Academics were a necessary evil for Stan, whereas his chief interest was finding a way to obtain additional weekends. An outstanding ability in handball and radio fitted well into his plan. Stan ' s lightheartedness and affability placed him high in the regard of all who knew him. Lacrosse- 4-3-2-1 Major A Manager Camera Cluh 4-3-2 Handball Club 4-3-2-1 Radio Club 4-3-2-1 Howitzer 2-1 Sergeant 1 DEAN WINSTON MEYERSON Silver Springs, Maryland G-1 Dean came to us through competitive exams. As a cadet his spirit of cooperation and willingness to help others soon won him many friends. Enthusiasm tem- pered with good cheer is his greatest asset; this en- gaging attitude makes him a welcome member in any acitivity. We will remember Dean for his active in- terest in sports, dancing, in good literature — and for his very affable grin. SIci Club Radio Club Weight Lifting Club Sergeant 4-3 3-2 JOHN EDWIN MILLER Aberdeen, South Dakota M-2 Izaak Walton had nothing on this Southerner — South Dakota, that is — fishing and hunting were the first loves of " Beno. " Academics were easy — sack his second, but by no means least, love — pill rolling his favorite subject for many interesting bull sessions. No man ever accomplished less in as much time as John, but when the blue chips are down the smart money will be on Miller. Model Railway Club 2 Hundredth Night Show 4-3 Fishing Club 4 Howitzer 3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 4 9 357 m KENNETH WARD MILLER Concord, North Carolina H-1 Mr. Miller said that his son would wear stars, but Ken wore his on his bathrobe. Academics at West Point never really bothered easy-going Ken, though, and he had plenty of time for his model airplanes. During working hours his sincerity, genuine friendli- ness, and quiet, unassuming air, coupled with real ability, made him an ideal wife and one of the most popular men of his class. Skeet Club 3-Z Model Airplane Club 3-2-1 Pointer 4-3 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 ROBERT CHARLES MILLER Stratford, Connecticut E-2 The MP ' s sent Bob to West Point — the reason, a state secret. Asking no questions for fear of an expose, we received him with open arms. Neither the ladies nor the various other activities connected with the Academy fazed him in the least. With his appreciation of the humoresque of life and his winning ways Bob takes everything as it comes, measuring it with a careful eye. Radio Club 2 Ring Committee 3-2-1 Weight Lifting Club 1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 VIRGIL MILLETT, JR. Portland, Indiana I-l With two and a half years on his Army service record, having served with the Eighty-Ninth Infantry Divi- sion, Virg received his appointment on his second try at the Point. An expert of subtle wit, his keen sense of humor is welcome in any group. The manner in which he stands by his resolutions and ideas has never lost him a friend and will gain him much respect through- out his career. Cross Country Track Numerals Camera Club French Club Pistol Skeet Club Corporal Sergeant 358 1 9 JAMES ERRINGTON MILLIGAN Trenton, Tennessee M-1 Jim came to West Point from the sunny clime of Tennessee, a true son of the South who never enjoyed West Point winters. He brought with him an inquisi- tive mind and a warm smile which enabled him to overcome academicworriesandwin manyclosefriends. Always ready for any venture, he will always be re- membered by those who were proud to know him. May he go far in his chosen career. Football 4-3 Manager Camera Club 1 Skeet Club 1 Weight Lifting Club 2-1 Spanish Club 2 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 WALTER REED MILLIKEN New Bedford, Massachusetts K-2 Combining a natural analytic mind and a year at M.I.T., Walt came from Massachusetts to step into theupper reaches of the class. Always ready to step into a job and give it his best, whether it be playing " A " squad Hockey, water polo, or working in wood, he was constantly prepared to take on another job. Per- sonable, intelligent, and alert, he has all the valuable traits necessary for continued success. Hockey 4-3-2-1 Radio Club Monogram French Club Numerals Model Airplane Club Water Polo 4-3-2-1 Corporal President Sergeant ANTHONY JOHN MIONE Brooklyn, New York K-1 Johnny passed through Plebe year with the non- chalance of a subway rider in the five o ' clock rush. Yearling and Cow years found him reading more novels than poopsheets. Still, he found time to help the " goats " in their struggles. His love of gadgets (polish your brass electrically?) and desire to know the inner workings should find a fertile and successful field in the armv. Acolyte Ski Club Pointer Corporal Sergeant 2-1 3 4 4 9 359 m. HUGH MITCHELL, JR. Washington, D. C. G-1 Marked by a fiery competitive spirit, Bill displayed a physical exuberance virtually unmatched. An Army brat who succeeded in surviving youthful motorcycle exploits. Bill brought to the Corps an alert intelligence which he dissipated for the most part on photography and deficient Yearlings. Unlucky in love, perhaps, but a complete master of life. Bill ' s goal consists of mas- tering the air. Track 4 Engineer Football 2 Ski Club 3-2 Camera Club 3 Howitzer 4-3-2-1 Photo Editor Corporal 2 Supply Sergeant 1 JOHN DICKERSON MITCHELL, JR. Charleston, West Virginia G-1 Known as W2vqw to the Federal Communications Commission and John to various ham operators, John D. brought his dry humor and execrable hand- writing to the Corps directly from Virginia, although his Army family has lived all over the East in recent years. Friends will remember him as reserved, but also for the uncanny ease with which he could accomplish nearly anything he set out to do. Radio Club 3-2-1 Rifle Club 4-3-2 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 LAWRENCE PAUL MONAHAN, JR. Arlington, Massachusetts C-2 Hailing from the Bay state, L.P. came to West Point by way of the Army. His keen sense of humor and inherent good-naturedness have won him many last- ing friends, while his resourcefulness and perseverance have made their mark on his record. But L.P. will always be remembered for his perennial battle-of-the- budget in which he showed, as red turned to black, that nothing is impossible. Track 2 Glee Club 4 Manager Weight Lifting Club 3-1 Camera Club 3-2-1 Radio Club 7 Concert Orchestra 4-3-2-1 Howitzer 3-7 Duty Committee 1 Corporal ? French Club 2-1 Sergeant 1 ;N. " - »«i,r. 360 1 9 I }ft LEWIS F. MCX)RE Titton, Cicorgia E-2 Moe, a Georgia boy- but no confirmed rebel, pre- ferred the life of a cadet to that of a gunner in the South Pacific. Academics never bothered him, so he always had time to apply his verbose tongue and pen toward improving his relations with the fairer sex. He was easy to get along with until he put on the gloves, and then many met his over-zealous paw. He expects to enter the Air Forces. Ch.ipel UshiT 1 Glee- CInh 2-1 Skeet Cklh 2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Weight Lifting Cliih 3-2-1 Corporal 2 SuppK Sergeant 1 WAYNE STEWART MOORE Washington, D, C. E-2 History repeats itself! The USMA welcomed another " Dinty " Moore as a matter of course. " Dinty II, " alias " Lover, " roared into West Point on the wings of a Qualified Candidate appointment. Possessing a keen wit, a thorough knowledge of women, and an unbounded determination to beat the Academic and Tactical Departments, " Dinty 11 " continued to roar through four years of " Heaven on the Huds on. " French CInb 2-1 Radio Club 2 Weight Lifting Club 2 Howitzer 4 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 ' -w. - 4 WILLIAM THORNTON MOORE Nebo, Illinois F-1 Bill came to West Point via an indirect route which included two years of college in Missouri and a B-29 tour on Saipan. As " Papa Bear " he was recognized as a connoisseur of the fairer sex. His ability and con- scientiousness in all endeavors contributed to his many successful West Point achievements. Those same characteristics promise much success and happiness in the future. Football Numeral Swimming Manager Radio Club Ski Club 4-3 Skeet Club 3-2 Camera Club Corporal Lieutenant 4 9 361 m CLAYTON LOUIS MORAN Des Moines, Iowa F-1 Fed on Iowa corn and pork chops, Moe easily recog- nized the many deficiencies in the Cadet diet. With his trusty specs, (missing at Myrtle Beach) he early rose to golfing excellence. Always pursued by the Treasurer and Academic Board, Moe found refuge among the folds of his brown boy. He may be counted on to carry the spirit of good cheer and Benny Havens wherever he goes. Golf 4-3-2-1 Pointer Minor A Office Manager Captain Corporal Hop Manager 3-2-1 Sergeant Mortar 3 RICHARD LEW MORTON Fort Wayne, Indiana I-l Rigor — fresh from the Army — was ready to absorb the big picture of plebe year. His goal to have the spooniest shoes in the Corps cost him precious time in the beloved sack, and made him the marked man of the Math Department. Being a natural wit he had a clever repartee for any situation as countless comrades constantly confirm. Graduation means finis of a unique sense of humor in the Corps. Gymnastics 2-1 German Club 2-1 Handball Club 4-3-2-1 Vice-President Sergeant 1 THOMAS LYONS MOSES Santa Rita, New Mexico D-2 The Mo — cowboy, lover, and athlete (pistol). Of course, not to be forgotten is Mo ' s past experience in the cavalry while in the Army. His exploits with the women would cover many pages, but it will suffice to say that Mo never ran second to anyone at the Acad- emy. Mo ' s keen sense of fair play, combined with his ability to adapt himself to all situations, will bring sure success. Football Pistol Numerals Ski Club Honor Committe Portuguese Club Corporal First Sergeant t 362 1 9 Jt MILAN MOSNY Little Falls, New York K-1 With a good word for everyone except the Academic Department, Moe easily outdid four years at the Academy. Not much of a draggoid, he spent most of his extra time bucking up the AAA in basketball, baseball, and cross country. Many times he was high scorer for the day in basketball. His personality and athletic ability will insure him of a successful career in the Army. Baseball Basketball Monogram Major A Cross Country Minor A 3-1 3-2-1 Track Corporal Sergeant RAYMOND MOSS Detroit, Michigan K-1 " Sieve, " he is called by his intimate friends, because he was a potential all-American goalie on the hockey team. Ray was never found in the sack or at the bood- lers, but usually at the gym boning muck for the Air Corps or the Paratroopers. Women — they were only a dream; " I am a confirmed bachelor, " he always said. Lots of luck, " Sieve, " with the fly boys, and many happy landings. Baseball Hockey Minor A Monogram Numerals Lacrosse Boxing 4-2-1 4-3-2-1 Ski Club Handball Club Weight Lifting Club Model Airplane Club Pistol Club Corporal Sergeant 4-3-2-1 4-3-2-1 3-2-1 3 2-1 JOSEPH EDWARD MUCK£RMAN, II St. Louis, Missouri M-2 Joe ' s cadet career has been beset by the many vicissi- tudes of more than a trifling nature. This courageous Missourian has done battle with the Master of the Sword, the persistent Department of M.T. G., and the redoubtable French Department. The ofFensiveness of his St. Louis braggadocio is more than offset by his genuine sense of humor and his ability to win friends. Goat Football 2 Catholic Choir 4-3-2-1 Duty Committee 1 Sergeant 1 4 9 363 WILBUR JOHN MUELLER East St. Louis, Illinois H-1 Two and a half years in the Army and Amherst College sent the sergeant here. Well rounded in all respects, Bill ' s difficulties of adjustment were few. Though preferring the liberal arts, his hard study kept him standing well in all subjects. His hobby — singing; his weakness — blondes. His likeable per- sonality, enthusiasm, and unbounded determination to succeed mark Bill for success. Chapel Choir Glee Club Press Representative Corporal Lieutenant Battalion Supply Offic 4-3-2-1 4-3-2-1 2 WILLIAM EDWARD MUNDT Bloomington, Illinois K-2 In view of his high academic standing, Willie ' s com- plete abstinence from the gentle art of studying never ceased to amaze his friends, of which he has many. A partiality for the material things of life put him on a solid basis for anything he may undertake. His keen mind and amiable disposition are his trademarks, along with a determination to do something new and do it right. Track 4 Pistol Club 2-1 Glee Club 1 Sergeant 1 LOUIS PAUL MURRAY Logan, Utah E-2 With a spirit which waxes and wanes with the snow on the ski slope, Paul rejoiced as New York mourned the blizzard of ' 47 — still insisting New York a poor substitute for skiing in his native Utah. Although enthusiastic about politics and world events he felt a sincere mission to educate his roommates in such western spirituals as " Jim Bridger ' s Discovery. " Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Camera Club 3-2-1 Chapel Choir 4-3-2 Glee Club 3-2-1 Spanish Club 2 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 364 1 9 EMIL A. NAKFOOR Lansing, Michigan H-2 Since " Nak " entered the Academy, he has constantly been the center of activity and has endeared himself to the hearts of those with whom he associates by his sharp wit and humor. He always maintains a high devotion towards his many friends and invariably has been the financier of the gang ' s varied activities. He is a big guy with a big heart and all the determination in the world. Football 4 Squash 3 Acolvte 2 Sergeant 1 MARSHALL EDSEL NEAL Wichita Falls, Texas E-2 Marsh and Texas are synonymous —both dry and full of bull ! His love for hillbilly music was exceeded only by the love for his native Texas. He was always busy, but never too much so to offer his able assistance to anyone who needed it. Two years in the Air Force has stood him in good stead at the Academy. Marsh will always be remembered for his friendliness and love for outdoor sports. Hop Committee 4-3-2-1 Press Representative 3 Portuguese Club 2-1 Sunday School Teacher 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 CHARLES FRANKLIN NEEF, JR. Independence, Missouri I-l From the stockyards of ' ' Ole Mizzou " came this hand- some mule trader to try his lick among the " slick easteners. " Yale — the Infantry — West Point. It was love at first sight; in fact he liked it so well that he stayed for five years. " Yearling year is nice, " he says. Happiest, fairest, most respected mule man we know — a welcomed friend wherever people gather, that ' s Frank Neef. Boxing Squash Tennis 4 1 3 Manager Skeet Club 4 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 4 9 365 nc JAMES MARSHALL NEIL Minot, North Dakota K-2 A product of the Mid-West, Jim ' s practicality and steadiness and his willingness to help out anyone any- time have endeared him to all who know him. His high academic rank is a result of a natural desire for perfection and an uncommon amount of hard work. Those with whom he works and lives know that any- thing he may attempt is accomplished with depend- ability and completeness. Track 3 Stars 2 Corporal 2 Supply Sergeant 1 EDWIN ARTHUR NELSON Farmington, Connecticut H-2 While spending a year at Trinity College and twenty- eight months in the army, Ed chose a goal for himself. This was the search for knowledge. That aim followed him into West Point and he could have ranked higher academically had he not spent much of his time assist- ing his classmates through the more difficult courses. His industriousness and unselfishness will serve him well in the Army. Soccer 4-3-2-1 Ski Club 4 Sergeant 1 ROBERT BABCOCK NELSON Anaconda, Montana C-1 A wild and wooly westerner, Buck will be remembered by his classmates for his stentorian voice and his love of West Point ' s wintry " Montana weather. " Always willing to try anything once, Buck had l ittle difficulty keeping himself and his wives amused. Yet beneath his fun-loving exterior, lie the ability, determination, and seriousness of purpose which will carry him to success. Rifle 3-2 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Ski Team 3 Spanish Club 4-3 Track 3 Weight Lifting Club 1 Chess Club 4 Corporal 2 Debate Council 4 Serjeant 1 Skeet Club 1 I I 366 1 9 » ROBERT CHARLES NELSON Rhinelander, Wisconsin A-1 The straight man of " Rover Boys Incorporated, " Bob ' s character is above reproach. He was tops in whatever he undertook — basketball, bridge, aca- demics, or likeableness. Robust as Wisconsin makes men he never got a satisfactory answer to his perennial question, " When is winter coming? " If unselfishness, personality, character, and intellect augur success, Bat will certainly succeed in this world. Basketball 4 Monogram Numerals Major A Football 4 Radio Club 2 Stars 2 WILLIS CHARLES NEWBY Rapid City, South Dakota F-2 True friendliness and individuality are traits that it ' s hard to keep under the rigid regimentation of West Point ' s system. But Newb ' s friends will testify that he had them and kept them and will always have them. Easy going, and able to adapt himself to chang- ing and adverse conditions with ease, Newb can face the post-West Point world with confidence and his friends ' loyalty. Goat Football 2 Athletic Representative 1 Weight Lifting Club 3 Sergeant 1 CECIL E. NEWMAN, JR. Cuero, Texas A-2 Uncle Cec came to West Point with the fixed purpose of becoming a superior Infantry officer and is well on his way to that desirable goal. A native of Cuero, Texas, he attended Texas A. M. for a year, joined the Infantry, and wintered in Europe during 1944 with the 102nd Division. Although a goat academically, Cecil shows considerable wisdom in his relations with others. Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Dance Orchestra 4-3-2-1 Dutv Committee 1 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 4 9 367 GEORGE ANTHONY NIGRO Philadelphia, Pennsylvania C-2 Some of us remember George as a veteran garritrooper who flew to the USA from Paris in order to prep at Cornell. Easy-going and unassuming, whether it be singing, wrestling or just joking, he has become a cherished buddy throughout his years at the Academy. And many are those who remember the after-the Navy-game parties that George put on each year at his home in Philadelphia. Lacrosse 4-3 Howitzer 2-1 Wrestling 2-1 Hundredth Night Shou 4-3 Art Club 3-2-1 Pointer 4-3 Catholic Choir 4-3-2-1 Calendar Editor Director Ski Club 4-7 Chess Club 3-2 Sergeant 1 Glee Club 4-3-2-1 Historian 3-2 ROBERT WILSON NOCE Falmouth, Massachusetts 1-2 Coming from the land of oysters and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bob continually hazed his wives about their French pronunciation ( " tu " — not " too " ). Being a five year man, he utilized West Point to the hilt — the board fights, coaching class- mates, pounding the concrete, the storm P-rades, and Flirty. Having spent his life in the Army, graduation to him will seem like homecoming. Acolyte 2-1 Catholic Choir 4-3-2-1 Camera Club 1 Press Representative Radio Club 3-2 1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 WAYNE A. NORBY Minneapolis, Minnesota H-I Hailing from the Minnesota icelands, Norh was a hive in academics as well as being a versatile athlete. His varied hobbies included bridge, tennis, and trying to figure out women. Norb ' s big grin paralleled with his ability to tell jokes and take the world in stride won him many friendships. His driving determination and enthusiasm will undoubtedly propel him on to great success. Hockey 4-3-2-1 Chapel Usher Minor A Howitzer Class Numerals Corporal General Committee 2-1 Supply Sergeant French Club 3-2 368 1 WILLIAM H. NORDIN Erie, Pennsylvania H-1 Bill came to us with several years experience in the Army. Proud of being a Swede, he is quick to flash a contagious smile that makes him everywhere wel- come. His helpfulness and good humor won him many friends, while his quiet, precise attention to duties brought h im respect from everyone. His well- rounded success in academics, athletics, and the military leaves a record to be admired. Basketball 3-2 Monogram Glee Club 3-2-1 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 WILLIAM CLINTON NORMAN Carmcl, California L-2 AJaptability and congeniality were his trade mark. The Clint descended upon the " L " company after a year in " K-2, " bringing all the troops under his per- sonal " magotism. " An extraordinarily keen sense of the ludicrous in the system and a weakness for the sublime, but necessary, spec of a goat carried him precariously through. He has the goods to deliver in an outstanding Army career. Traclc 2 Radio Club 3-2 Weight Lifting 3-2 Model Airplane Club 4-3-2-1 Skeet Club 2 Ski Club 3-2-1 Pistol 2-1 Corporal 2 Debate Council 4 Color Sergeant 1 CHARLES KILBOURNE NULSEN, JR. San Antonio, Texas I-l Bob spent five years trying to get an appointment and succeeded only after spending two years in the Army where he gained the rank of Second Lieutenant. From the beginning he was an outstanding leader in intramural athletics, class activities, and the cadet command. His warm smile won him friends — his relentless drive and energy solved his problems and influenced all who knew him. Hockev 4-2-1 Pointer Hop C ommittee 4-3-2-1 Business Manage Chairman Corporal Special Programs Captain Committee 2 Companv Comm Skeet Club 3 4 9 369 nc STEPHENS WATSON NUNNALLY Lincoln, Alabama K-1 " Smiling " Steve came to West Point through an honor school appointment from Gordon Military College, upon which he has reflected much credit by his excellence in academics. Through this talent he has aided many of his less-gifted classmates. Despite his close associations with the infamous Red-boy, Steve has shown qualities that will insure a successful Army career. Debate Council French Club Executive Committee Handball Club Ski Club Howitzer Sergeant 4-3-2-1 2 TOM C. OBERST Greenville, Mississippi E-1 Tom hails from Mississippi way down in the heart of the South . . . " and mighty proud of it. " Tom had a slight disagreement with the German Department during his first year at the academy; seems that he insisted that German be spoken with a Southern accent. However, that disagreement was settled. Tom will probably be remembered as an easy-going fellow with a friendly smile who was easy to like. Track 4 Chess Club 4-3 Dutv Committee 1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 PHILIP RAYMOND O ' BRIEN, JR. Framingham , Massachusetts D-1 If you don ' t believe an Irishman dies every time they ' re short an angel in Heaven, just ask Phil. With previous service in both the Army and Navy he slipped easily into West Point ' s routine, proving his philosophy that a sense of humor will carry one through any difficulty. This New Englander ' s easy congeniality, making every acquaintance a friend, assures him a successful career. Boxing 4 Radio Club 3 Ski Club 2 Sergeant 1 Moooj Mijor Cnaji 370 1 9 X M ROBERT THOMAS O ' BRIEN Medford, Massachusetts B-2 After a short sojourn at MIT, O ' Bie entered West Point expecting to excell in academics and to retain his bacheloristic inclinations. He accomplished the former but his favorite New Yorker has changed his latter plans. Although undecided as to his branch preference his conversation and experience in the dark room seem to point toward aerial reconnaissance as a very likely prospect. SIvi Club 4-3-2-1 Catholic Choir 3-2-1 Camera Club 2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 FENTON McGLACHLIN ODELL Lafayette, California C-1 Potentially a hive, but quite contentedly a goat, " Mac " had the academic department in his hip pocket. No stranger to the area (he was a victim of the famous purge of the CCQ ' s) he faced the rigors of Kaydet life with imperturbable calm and a subtle humor. Mac ' s devoted friendship and capable ability to do a job quietly and efficiently have made him tops with his classmates. Track Athletic Representative Skeet Club Ski Club Weight Lifting Club Sergeant LAWRENCE JAMES OGDEN Upper Darby, Pennsylvania M-1 Not exactly an honor student, Larry more than com- pensated for his academic standing by a flair for sports. As a plebe he easily made " A " squad baseball, being noted for his right field triples and his fleetness along the basepaths. His limitless supply of energy com- bined with his keen sense of responsibility will insure a brilliant future studded with many lasting friend- ships. Baseball 4-3-2-1 Special Programs Monogram Committee Major A Corporal Camera Club 3 Sergeant Ring Committee 4-3-2-1 4 9 371 CHARLES G. OLENTINE Muldrow, Oklahoma A-2 " Chuck, " an " Okie, " spent twenty-two months in the Army before coming to West Point. However, this certainly has not prevented him from maintaining the same high academic standards with which he finished high school. The new " Gold Tooth " takes a very active part in football and wrestling, so much that in three years he has finished only one-half of War and Peace. Football 4-2-1 Monogram Wrestling 4-3-2-1 Minor A Honor Committee 4-3-2-1 Corporal Lieutenant 2 1 CHARLES WHITNEY OLIVER Perth Amboy, New Jersey E-1 Modest, unassuming Charlie, after six months of Infantry life, came to West Point. Even during Plebe year his brilliant ability as No. 1 man of the tennis team along with a congenial attitude made him an outstanding member of his class. Charlie ' s easy humor and ready smile made many friends, yet failed on the completely uncompromising French Department. His personality insures his future. Squash 4-3-2-1 Election Comn littee Minor A General Comn It tee Captain Corporal Tennis 4-3-2-1 Captain Minor A Major A Captain ROBERT HARLEY OLSON Spokane, Washington C-1 An excellent student, Ole was always willing to help out his less hivey classmates by pulling many of them over the hump. A man well endowed with common sense, he never ceased to amaze us by producing a solution which invariably proved to be right. Ole, the fellow you always wanted as your bridge partner and a handy man on camping, will make as fine an officer as West Point turns out. Dialectic Society 4-3-2-1 Howitzer 4-3-2 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 372 1 9 :m ROBERT LLOYD OREM Indianapolis, Indiana D-1 Coming into West Point from Notre Dame University, Pudge gaily refused to let the tribulations of Plebe year change his happy-go-lucky attitude. His natural intelligence and ability enabled him to run through four years of academics with no visible effort, collect- ing innumerable friends on the way. The ability to do everything well makes Bob a natural and respected leader of men. B.isthall 4 Ski Cluh 4-3-2-1 Pisrnl Cluh 2-1 Hundredrh Night Show 4 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 GEORGE S. ORTON Washington, D. C. A-1 Coming to West Point with a great deal of experience with the Army, due to his being the son of an Army officer, George attacked the problems of West Point and found all of the solutions, besides finding the time to give his all to the Goat football team, of which there was no worthier member. George did his best at West Point and that was a great deal, as all of us who knew him can testify. Lacrosse 4 Swimming Ice Carnival 4 Water Polo Club Sergeant 1 DOLPHIN D. OVERTON Andrews, South Carolina L-2 An incurably avid Air Force man, " D.D. " could usually be found deeply engrossed in one of his daily " fly-boy " magazines. Being a natural born hive him- self, he spent much more time on the academic problems of his more ill-favored classmates than on his own. With his additional qualities of genuine friendliness and natural leadership, " D.D. " will surely succeed in whatever he may attempt. Track 4 Numerals Monograms Soccer Football Ski Club Corporal Sergeant 4 9 373 fIC ROBERT EDWIN OWEN Grand Rapids, Michigan I-l A connoisseur of broiled lobster, Bob came to us from the 103rd division. Perhaps it was this prior military service or perhaps it was inherited, but somewhere along the line he picked up his broad understanding and outlook on life that has made him the unfor- gettable character with a coffee pot and deck of cards in his hands. Camera Club 4 Ring Committee 4-3-2-1 Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Skeet Club 3 French Club 2 Howitzer 4-2-1 Glee Club 3 Corporal 2 Hundredth Night Show 3 Sergeant 1 BASIL PAFE New Bern, North Carolina H-2 From the world crossroads of New Bern, N. C, comes this Southern gentleman of the world. Ease with academics leaves him free time for enthusiastic appre- ciation of music, books, drags, sports, ad infinitum. Never a shrinking violet, Rastus has won a wide circle of friends who will agree that his hearty cheer is as welcome here as it will be all through his future in the Army. Ski Club 4-2-1 Skeet Club 3 Debate Council 4 Press Representative 2 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 JEROME JAY PADEN Los Angeles, California L-1 Jerry came to West Point from the land of sunshine and home of Glenn Davis. Between his high school and cadet careers he spent some time at Pomona College and a prep school. His two hobbies here have been the sack and western stories. He has managed to take some time from his hobbies to play a little foot- ball and lacrosse. If there is room for a goat in the Air Force, Jerry hopes to become a flyboy. Lacrosse 4-3-2-1 Football 4 Ring Committee 3-2-1 Camera Club 2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 374 1 9 CHARLES DANA PALMER Lowell, Massachusetts D-2 Pete, known to many of his friends as the " Lowell Lothario, " has given his beaucoup femmes many happy hours at West Point, and his friends have reaped much enjoyment from his fathomless store of New England humor. Aside from pleasantnessof personality he is blessed with an agile brain, and an outstanding athletic ability that has made him one of ' 49 ' s best distance runners and skiers. Weight Lifrini! Club 1 Ski Club ' 4-3-2-1 Ski Team 2 Camera Club 2 Sergeant 1 DAVIS PENDLETON PARRISH Whitewright, Texas L-2 Dave arrived carrying a mechanical engineering de- gree fresh from ' ' six semesters in the Navy . ' ' Retaining his humor throughout the " ' bleak years, " he pro- vided constant humor for wives. He was an able athlete and a good scholar. A draggoid, Dave blended quality with variety on the weekends. He will be remembered for his laughter in the movies and his Donald Duck imitations. Football 4-3-2-1 Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Special Programs Committee 2-1 Hundredth Night Show 2-1 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 LOREN SCOTT PATTERSON Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania A-1 " I am going to West Point to become an efficient Army officer! " said the G.L " I can take whatever you can throw, sir, " bellowed the dumbsmack. " Boy! It sure is cold on this area, " shivered the year- ling. " You ought to see this femme — the nicest, most beautiful girl in the world, " spake the cow. " To homefelt pleasures and to gentle scenes, " dreamed the firstie. " An officer that is an officer! " point his class- mates, with pride. Soccer 3-2-1 Sergeant 1 4 9 375 WILLIAM THIELMAN PAULL Laurium, Michigan G-2 Bill came to West Point from the Army and found the shock of Beast Barracks to be only a minor obstacle in his path. Noted always as a hard working fellow, his sincerity and sense of duty have given him the respect of all. His friendly manner and willing hand have made friendship a pleasure. We can only predict the best of success for him in his Army career. Handball Cluh 3-2-1 Ski Club 3-2-1 Weight Lifting Club 2-1 Pointer 4-3 Sergeant 1 PAUL ALLEN PAULSON Hamden, Connecticut E-2 Valedictorian at Valley Forge, Paul entered the Academy after a year in the Navy. He has shown out- standing ability and determination the few times studies have crowded him. An all-around athete, Paul skis excellently, plays sound golf, and is hard to beat at squash. Good nature and a quiet but boundless enthusiasm have made this Connecticut Yankee the friend of all his associates. Track 4 Swimming 3 Camera Club 2-1 Glee Club 1 French Club 3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Sergeant 1 ROLAND EUSTACE PEIXOTTO Washington, D. C. C-2 To continue his life with the Army, Roland came to West Point as an Army brat with his only goal, graduation and marriage. " Pix, " formerly of L-1 company, moved over to C-2 at the beginning of Cow year. His sense of humor and even temperament won him many friends. He tempered his continual hard work with much diversion on the ski slope, checking his cadet store account, and the Corps activities. Model Railroad Club 2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Hundredth Night Show 4 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 376 1 9 nJ jt ° - L WILLIAM ROBERT PENINGTON Tacoma, Washington D-1 The Great Northwest couldn ' t hold Dill once he had set his sights on West Point and " Greetings from the President " tacked onto his high school diploma could only delay matters. Bill ' s enthusiasm for Army life was not even dampened by academic distractions. The Army can well use Bill ' s conscientious hard work and perseverance, with his ability to always make the best of any situation. I ' a-nch Chih 2-1 Handball Club 2-1 Weight Lifting Club 2-1 Si-rgcant 1 ELMER BRUCE PETERS Ft. Worth, Texas C-2 " If it hasn ' t been done before, let ' s do it. " Bruce, the busy little beaver, scurrying around from colonel to colonel, was generally working on things unique, and always getting something started. A glider club, a 400 mile trip down the Rio Grande in a " foldboat, " seeing Canada on a cadet ' s meager pay, or skiing — the " parallel method " — were only a few of the " Smiling Texan ' s " copious activities. Boxing 3-1 Debate Council 2 Sailing Club 3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Special Program Committee 3 Sunday School Teachers 4-3-2-1 Howitzer 3-2-1 JOHN J. PETRANCK Charlotte, North Carolina A-2 Probably the only man in the Corps who could get out of the sack at the one minute bell and still make reveille was our boy Pete. When not waging his one- man competition with the Cadet Store, he was usually found campaigning on the nearest golf course. An ex-Infantry G.I. for two years, Pete is well ac- quainted with the life of the men he will lead, as well as his own career. Golf Track French Club Ski Club Weight Lifting Club Sergeant 4 9 377 m. ROBERT MICHAEL PFEIFFER Dayton, Ohio B-2 Bob thrust aside ambitions of a newspaper career for the Army; then the Army thrust aside his Air Force ambitions for the FA. Admitted to the Academy from the Army, he became a football manager before " breaking in " for a long sojourn. Bob beat the threat of a turnback to proceed to adventurous activities outside the normal cadet life. Bob ' s forte — quiet efficiency. Football 4-3-2-1 Acolvte Manager Missal Reade Skeet Club 1 Radio Club Ski Club 4-3 Howitzer Catholic Choir 4-3 Sergeant JOSEPH M. PINGITORE Long Branch, New Jersey C-1 Although a true Yankee from way back, Joe came to us from the folds of Duke ' s Blue Devils. Having acquired good study habits before entering Usmay, he didn ' t find it difficult to spend his usual ten minutes a night studying and still remain in the upper quarter of his class. Combining his geniality with the natural gift of making friends, Joe is well known and liked throughout the Corps. Football Wrestling Press Representative Corporal Sergeant 4-3-2 4 3 2 1 GEORGE ADAMS POLLIN, JR. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma D-1 A beaming smile and a cleverly twisted phrase will ever recall George, with his subtle wit and affable personality. Always getting a boot out of things, it was altogether natural for him to become fullback on the soccer team. High academic standing also came easily to George, through the medium of the current best-seller. May his many talents bring him his de- served success as an Army officer. Soccer 4-3-2-1 Camera Club 3-2-1 Numerals Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Monogram Skeet Club 2-1 Lacrosse 4 Corporal 2 Numerals Sergeant 1 Pistol 4-3-2 Numerals ll 378 1 9 }ft JAMES EDWARD POORE Washington, D. C. F-1 Jim, an army brat, came to West Point with a smile on his face and a knack for making friends. Next to the sack and a good book, he Jikes weekends away best. He has proved to be a great friend and a wonder- ful companion on many a lost weekend in the big city. His victories over our three common enemies, the T.D., Academic Department, and the C-Store, is a harbinger of his future success. Tennis 4 Chess Club 4-3-2 Honor Committee 1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 JOSEPH LEE POSPISIL Swanton, Nebraska F-1 Joe came to West Point after having served as a navigator in the Army Air Force. His sense of humor and wit made his stay at the academy more enjoyable for both himself and those with whom he was asso- ciated. With his love for photography, skating, and skiing he found little time for the sack. Here ' s hoping he has as much success in the Air Force as he has had with his " femmes. " Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Camera Club 3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 JOHN A. POULSON Auburn, New York M-2 If you ' re a World War II hot pilot, a Phi Delt, or you went to Cornell or Vassar — you are " in " with Johnny for life. One of the natural " never crack a book " brains, Johnny will go to the top in whatever he undertakes. Plebe year had its many trying moments, and the Tactical Department lacked the Air Force finesse, but West Point had its compensations, be- cause Johnny found a home. Football 4-3-2-1 Hockev 3-2-1 Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 General Committee 2-1 Ring Committee 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Captain 1 4 9 379 TERENCE A. POWERS Savannah, Georgia A-2 " Tinker " Powers paved his way through cadet life with his grim determination to make the Army his career. Being an all-round athlete, Terry had no par- ticular inclination towards any sport. Terry was popular with his classmates, having a genial heart and a grand sense of humor. " Blue Eyes, " with his warm friendship and winning smile, is indeed a grand friend to all. Corporal Sergeant THOMAS SHERIDAN PRATT Baldwin, New York H-2 Suave, polished representative of the best ideals of the Corps — that ' s Tom. With two years in the Navy at Yale and Brown facilitating greatly his early mastery of studies, Tom ' s keen mind has guided many of his classmates through the intricacies of West Point academics. His remarkable sense of humor, genuine- ness, and mature personality endear Tom to a host of friends. Football 4 Special Programs Wrestling 4 Committee 3 Ski Club 3-2-1 Howitzer 3 Skeet Club 4-3 Corporal 2 Sailing Club 3 Sergeant 1 JAMES DELAHUNT PRESCOTT Cleveland, Ohio F-2 Genera] Patton took five years and so did a lot of other great men, including Jamie Boy. Ol ' Jamie is a bit of a goat as an engineer, but he ' s quite the oppo- site on the classics. However, Shakespeare never kept him from his beloved golf. He ' s a pretty cool gent when things are moving fast — never gets in a storm, even over the femmes. The Air Force, Jamie ' s wish, will fit him like his " fifty mission " hat! Pistol 2-1 Catholic Choir 4-3-2-1 Glee Club 3-2-1 Sergeant 4-3-2-1 380 1 9 RALPH PUCKETT, JR. Tifton, Georgia L-2 Although an easygoing Southerner from Geor-gerr, Puck was one of the mainstays of the Varsity boxing team, laying them low every Saturday. Always in the upper sections, yet one of the boys. Puck will long be remembered as he makes his mark in life for his untiring application to the job at hand and his ability to do a task with an aggressive efficiency. Bo.xing 4-3-2-1 Special Program Numerals Committee 3- Minor A Chess Club 1 Captain Weight Lifting Club Dutv Committee 1 1 French Club 2 Skeet Club 3-2-1 Fishing Club 3 Golf 3-2-1 Corporal 2 Howitzer 4-3-2-1 Sergeant 1 ROBERT EDWIN PURSLEY Farmland, Indiana G-1 Hoosier basketeer and president of his high school class, " Purs " modestly rejects all claim to fame. But " 6.0 " English themes, casual conversational gems, and exceptional hardwood and cross-country skill outspeak his unassuming way. A warm and ready smile reflects a magnetic personality and a calm philosophy of faith, enriching everyone of us who is privileged to claim him as our friend. Basketball Monogram Assistant Coach Duty Committee Secretary 4-3-2-1 Spanish Club Sunday School Teache Corporal 1 Lieutenant RALPH CHRISTIAN RAABE, JR. Van Wert, Ohio K-1 Always lucky in love and cards, Ralph found that life at the Point could be darned enjoyable. Academics were always uppermost in his mind; after dragging, wrestling, sailing and sacking. With the same enthu- siasm that made him an intercollegiate wrestling champion, Ralph will seek his goal in aeronautical research. This same enthusiasm has also won him recognition as an outstanding leader. Wrestling Captain Minor A Major A Soccer Monogram Sailing Club 4-3-2-1 3-2-1 Ski Club Weight Lifting Club Howitzer Pointer Corporal Sergeant 4-3-2-1 4-3-2-1 2-1 4-3 2 1 4 9 381 m 1 JOHN JOSEPH RAGUCCI Auburn, New York A-2 Being unable to leave his beloved State of New York, " Rigger " decided upon West Point as his institute of higher learning. For four years, anyone caring to listen to him could become enlightened about the wiles and wherefores utilized by the fairer sex. In leaving, John gets nothing but best wishes from us. Don ' t think for one moment it ain ' t been swell, " Rigger. " Ski Club 4 Weight Lifting Club 1 Sergeant 1 WILLIAM ADDISON RANK Salt Lake City, Utah F-2 After three years in the Air Corps Bill came to West Point through an Army appointment. He proved himself by winning stars and the respect o f all who knew him. He had the capacity to enjoy himself despite West Point and his many friends will remem- ber Bill for his quick wit, his ready smile and good humor, and as a man who works too hard but enjoys all the good things in life. Engineer Football 4 Stars 3 Rifle 4-3-2-1 Howitzer 4 Manager ' s A Corporal 2 Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Lieutenant 1 Dutv Committee 1 JOHN WILHELM RASMUSSEN Milton, Oregon M-1 Rass now claims the State of Oregon as his home, and he is determined that no one shall forget it. He came to West Point from the Army after spending some time at Amherst College prepping. Following all sports very closely, he was always ready to defend the Brooklyn Dodgers, right or wrong. His general efficiency and good humor will always prove invalu- able wherever he may go. " ■ V Boxing 4-3- Numerals Minor A Debate Council 4 Pointer 4-3 Corporal 2 Supply Sergeant 1 I II 382 1 9 ll RAYMOND,]. RASMUSSEN Watertown, Minnesota E-2 Minnesotan, formerly of Gustavus Adolphus College, and with the name of Rasmussen, this small town boy came to West Point with a background that can be definitely termed Scandinavian. Never too engrossed with studies, he was always interested in people, sports, and mail call. With some knowledge, although his high forehead hinted of more, he has formulated a foundation for a future. Rifle 4 Soccer 3-2-1 Monogram Camera Club 3-2-1 Skeet Club 1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 JAMES W. RAWERS Bergholz, Ohio M-2 " Skinny " has proved to be a very easy going Ohioan. His sports ability is shown throughout these pages. " On the fields of friendly strife " has taken root in his character. Most athletes let academics slip; not him — he even gains on them. Right now they are on the first turn. A good man is hard to keep down; that ' s not so with Jim as a testimonial from his bedsprings would reveal. Football 4-3-2-1 Track Major A Major A Basketball 4-3-2-1 Corporal Major A Lieutenant Captam JOHN CHARLES REED New Castle, Pennsylvania H-2 From Pennsylvania ' s Western hills came well-qualified Chuck after Army service and the Lafayette Prepara- tory Unit. He took the Academic and Tactical Depart- ments in his efficient, admirable stride. His many stories about hunting and fishing and the cadet trip to Mexico City were ever enjoyable. He is an enthusiastic, wonderful friend and capable fellow-soldier who will go far in life. Ski Club 4-3 Mexico Trip 2 Skeet Club 3-2-1 Radio Club 1 Handball Club 3-2 Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Fishing Club 4-3-2 Corporal 2 Spanish Club 2-1 Supply Sergeant 1 4 9 383 M. JAMES BLAYNEY RICE Forest Hills, New York 1-2 Hop Committee 3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 Studying only now and then, Jim relied on his one year at Fordham and on his natural aptitude to keep ahead of the Academic Department. Naturally ath- letic, he proved his ability in Intramural athletics. His sense of humor, and contagious grin, together with an easy-going optimism — " That ' s not so bad. After all, it could have been worse. " — make Jim a good man to bet on for the future. Acolyte Athletic Representati Bugle Notes Business Manager Camera Club WILLIAM VAUGHN RICE, JR. Hiawasee, Georgia F-l One of the few who chose the five year course, Bill applied his " friendly strife " talents to the T.D. and academics, frequenting first section English as often as last section Chem. Although generally in the sack or at Grant Hall, Willy ' s engaging wit and " sad stories " made him the life of company meetings. If consideration is a quality blest, then Willy ' s name leads all the rest. Chapel Choir Fishing Club Portuguese Club Sergeant 4-3-2-1 4 ROBERT BOLENIUS RITCHIE Lancaster, Pennsylvania F-l Until exploding his mark on West Point during Cow Summer, Dynamite had led a nonchalant cadet life. Coming from Millard ' s and George Washington University, Bob early established a reputation for writing that manifested itself in numerous literary achievements. His dry wit and easy-going manner as well as his extreme dependability have acquired him a wide range of true friends. Ski Club 4-2-1 Press Representative Dialectic Society 3-2-1 Brigade Press Election Committee 2-1 Representative Extracurricular Howitzer Activities Council 2-1 Sergeant 384 1 9 )t ERNST Ei: WARn ROBERTS Clarksburg, West N ' irginia L-1 Diligence seems to be the keynote of Ernie ' s life. Faced with any task or problem, he devotes unceasing effort to its completion and has excelled in all branches of cadet activity. His grim but successful battle with the Academic Department can not but be admired. His quiet humor, downright likeableness, and leader- ship ability insure Ernie success in his future career in the Ar my. SkL-et Club Cheerleader Head Cheerleader Corpora! Captain WILLIAM CLAY RO BISON Piedmont, California C-1 California ' s contribution to the Military Academy ' s " melting pot " is a Brahmin in our select mental aristocracy. With his many varied abilities, little has been offered that he could not accomplish with ease. Robby ' s long experience in switching out the lights for a bit of sleep makes him a pioneer in the field of push-button warfare. Keep your eyes on this man; he ' s going places. Camera Club 3-2-1 Portuguese Club 2 Howitzer 4 Stars 3-2 Corporal 2 First Sergeant 1 CHARLES GRAY ROEBUCK Colerain, North Carolina B-2 Charlie spent his time at West Point improving his physical abilities and his classmates ' academic stand- ing. Between coaching and weight lifting he made a name for himself in both athletic and academic circles. Charlie ' s ability and quiet confidence, in combination with his physical vigor and mental alertness, certainly will make " Chazz " a credit to the Corps and to the Army. Weight Lifting Club 4-3-2-1 President Corporal 2 Supply Sergeant 1 4 9 385 nc DAVID B. ROGERS, JR. Marion, Alabama G-2 Dave came to West Point after a year in the Army which helped him in fitting himself into life at the Academy. His deep sense of humor and inherent Southern gentlemanliness have made him popular both in the social life and the more serious activities. He is always ready as a fourth for bridge or a partner for tennis. With his seriousness of purpose we can only promise him success in his career. Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Athletic Representati Fishing Club ve 1 3-2 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Sergeant 1 ROBERT A. RONALD Seattle, Washington M-2 Bob ' s character is an aggregate of qualities that few realize. These attributes express themselves to every- one by impressing upon them a feeling of congeniality and fellowship. One cannot help but appreciate the keenness of his personality nor avoid his enthusiasm. A good athlete and always good for a laugh — Ronald with his red hair is M-2 ' s choice as the successor to " Hotshot Charlie. " Football 4-2 Glee Club Numerals Fishing Club Track 4-3-2-1 Howitzer Numerals Pointer Hundredth Night Sho« 2-1 Corporal Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Sergeant KENNETH HALL ROPER Detroit, Michigan G-2 Ken was not verbose but when he did open up it was usually worth listening to. He could hardly be called a draggoid, but nevertheless he displayed an uncanny skill for finding those " good deals " on our summer trips. An amazing technical aptitude plus unlimited patience made Ken the most sought after academic coach in the company, and a veritable gold mine for less gifted roommates. Debate Council 4 Sailing Club 3 Skeet Club 3 Ski Club 2- Sergeant 1 386 1 9 ROBERT MURRELL ROSE Marshall, Missouri L-1 Meeting all the problems of cadet life, small and large, with a ruthless efficiency, Bob quickly proved that he had the system dominated. A born hive, he breezed through academics with enviable ease. Generous to a fault, he would give you his last cigarette. His quiet good humor, constant smile, and just plain good sense will insure him success in any task that he is assigned. Debate Council Model Airplane Club Russian Club C amera Club Sergeant 3 2-1 2-1 BERNARD S. ROSEN Elkhart, Indiana M-1 No matter how dark the clouds may be, the world is always bright for Bernie. His enthusiasm for home, friends, and hobbies makes him pleasant company indeed; and his devoted application to studies and anticipation of happy results proves him to be a con- firmed optimist. Wherever he goes, his good-humored outlook will undoubtedly help him turn his difficul- ties into success. Soccer 2 Camera Club 3-2-1 Glee Club 2-1 Hundredth Night Show 2 Howitzer 4-3-2 Jewish Choir 2-1 Sergeant 1 RICHARD D. ROSENBLATT New York, New York A-2 " Sir, I would rather be bald than red-headed, " does not apply to Dick. He will have both. Well-informed on every conceivable subject and a lover of fine music, art, and literature, it was an education in itself to know him. Dick took four years of West Point in stride through his determination, genuine ability, and particularly through his outstanding sense of humor. Football 4 Swimming 4 Water Polo Club 4-3-2 Art Club 2-1 Camera Club 3-2-1 Russian Club 2-1 Ski Club 2-1 Sergeant 1 4 9 387 EDGAR B. ROSS, JR. Anadarko, Oklahoma K-2 From Oklahoma ' s oil fields Ed came to West Point with a background of military and naval experience. Since he wasn ' t exactly studious, he was usually seen on the athletic field with a lacrosse stick in hand. But his sincerity and friendliness and his generosity and ambitiousness brought him friends throughout the Corps. He now looks forward to a career in the Field Artillery. Lacrosse 4-3 Pistol Club 2 Radio Club 2-1 Ski Club V2 Weight Lifting Club 3-2 Pointer 4-3 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 MARION COLLIER ROSS Stanberry, Missouri A-1 Our boy from Missouri has never recovered from that personal letter from the White House. Yet, he has acquired a good reputation in company activity as well as with the fairer sex. Possessing a genuinely pleasing manner, an abundance of spirit, and an ability associated only with success, Marion has ac- quired during his stay here many friends and a great deal of deserved respect. Baseball 4 Press Representative Basketball 4 Ski Club Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Corporal Glee Club 3-2-1 Sergeant Portuguese Club 2-1 WILLIAM CARROLL ROSS Picayune, Mississippi H-1 Here from the deep South, Bill ' s stay with us was not long enough to keep him from losing his southern accent. We first knew him in Beast Barracks as Mr. Rowse — ROSS — Rowse. Outside of pronunciation. Bill had no trouble with the Academic Department, which left him free to pursue his interests in bridge and chess. Bill gained many friends here, and will make many more after graduation. Chess Club 4-3-2-1 Sergeant 1 1 9 iH BILLY JOE ROUNTREE Victoria, Texas L-1 Because of his sharp wit and ability to discourse on any topic, large or small, B.J. ' s many friends have often told him that he doesn ' t belong in a small town. Billy didn ' t leave a bright future as a radio announcer to enter the Academy, because he carries his future with him; and it is indeed a bright one. His men will find it a privilege to serve under this genial Texan. Gk-e Club Chapel Choir Sergeant 3-2-1 4-3-2-1 ELWYN PHILLIPS ROWAN Memphis, Tennessee D-2 This Memphis man prefers the Sunny South, but had little trouble in getting acclimated up here. In addi- tion to his proven prowess on the football field. Rip is one of the best liked men at the Academy. No one who comes in contact with him can resist his natural joviality and keen wit. His many friends expect big things from this little man with his big variety of attributes. Football Major A Coach Track Numerals Corporal Sergeant 4-3-2-1 PAUL SHERMAN RUFSVOLD F-2 Minneapolis, Minnesota Bud came to the Academy with two years of army service already completed. This likable Scandinavian from Minneapolis has become well known for his even temper, fine sense of humor, and ability to get along with other people in any group. A hard and conscientious worker while at the Academy, Bud ' s outside interests have centered around gymnastics as a member of the gym team for three years. Gymnastics Glee Club Chapel Choir Corporal Sergeant 4-3-2 4-3-2-1 4-3-2-1 4 9 389 m RICHARD GRAMS RUMNEY Pitman, New Jersey D-2 Dick brought to West Point a keen mind, an efficient manner, and a pleasing personality. All tasks per- formed by this New Jersey cadet were done well, a fact indicated by the stars on his collar, and upon graduation he will carry into the service an academy record of outstanding and unselfish achievement. Wherever he goes his ability and sincerity will con- tinue to keep him out in front. Stars 3-2 Handball Club 3-2-1 Corporal 2 Captain 1 JOHN LAURENCE RUST Bloomington, Illinois F-2 Not unaccustomed to the ways of military life, Rusty came to the Academy following two years service in the ground forces. Always quick to accept responsi- bility, Jack has become known as the person to com- plete a job quickly and efficiently. Rusty ' s friendliness and easy-going sense of humor are well known to everyone, together with his athletic abilities, espe- cially as the lacrosse goalie and as a J.V. football lineman. Football 3-2-1 Lacrosse 4-3-2-1 Co-Captain Major A Navv Star Honor Committee 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Captain 1 JOHN EDWARD RYAN New York, New York E-1 Always surrounded by a host of friends, affable, blond, curly-headed Jack was never prone to take things too seriously. Although he was classified as a true goat, academics were always put in their proper place by him, and he managed to salvage con- siderable time for dreaming of his wedding in June. Even with five aces he invariably kept out of harm ' s way. Here ' s to the Cup. . . . Camera Club 4-3 Sailing Club 4-3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3 Weight Lifting Club 2 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 390 1 9 JOHN I. SAALFIELD Akron, Ohio K-1 " Saaly ' s " current aspirations incorporate marriage, Cavalry, and Colonelcy, while his inclinations spe- cifically list polo, squash, and electricity. Secular in thought, secular in deed, " Saaly ' s " friendly disposi- tion and good nature were a family heritage that endowed him with a character which will in the future make friends for him as readily and as easily as in the past. Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Skeet Club 4 Debate Council 4 Ski Club 3-2-1 French Club 2 Howitzer 4-2 Model Railroad Club 2 Corporal 2 Polo Club 3-2 Sergeant 1 Public Information Detail 3-2-1 BERNARD CHARLES SABEL Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania L-1 Bernie came to West Point from Admiral Farragut Academy. He demonstrated his athletic ability early in his cadet career by trying out for soccer and suc- cessfully making " A " squad. His personality and willingness to accept responsibility insured his popu- larity among his classmates. After leaving West Point, Bernie ' s faculty for hard work will speak well for his career in the Army. Soccer Numerals Monogram Radio Club French Club Election Committee 4-3-2-1 3-2 2 Ski Club Skeet Club Camera Club Concert Orchestra Sergeant 4-3-2-1 1 3-2-1 4 1 ROBERT CANNON SANDERS Henderson, North Carolina 1-2 " Great God, look at that woman! " With that you knew that Bob Sanders from " North " Carolina was near by. This happy-go-lucky fellow who had seen it at the Citadel for three years was always ready to help you out, be it academics or advice to the love- lorn. Yes, we ' ll not soon forget his famed parties in New York, his prowess on the basketball court, or the pictures in his locker. Basketball 4-2-1 Numerals Monogram Lacrosse 3 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 Battalion Sergeant Major N 4 9 391 W ' wS ALEXANDER SARCIONE Cranston, Rhode Island I-l From squad leader in the Horse Cavalry to Plebe at West Point required great adjustment, but Alex man- aged this without foundation-shaking repercussions. While never actually making the Goat football squad, he always maintained that some of his best friends were goats. Not caring for the gym, he spent much of his energy on the cross-country course. A ready smile, a good word to everyone, and a sincere personality will carry him far. C.itholic Choir 4-3-2-1 Spanish Club Fishing Club 4-3-2-1 Ticket Representative Glee Club 4 Escort Committee Radio Club 2 Sergeant Ski Club 4-3-2 FRANCIS L. SARSFIELD Centerville, Washington H-2 Although waylaid for a year at Notre Dame after leaving the far western wilderness for West Point, Frank commenced his Army career. His indomitable spirit making him always eager for a battle, Frank challenged the Russian Department to the finish in a lively battle of tenths and emerged with one tenth to spare. Frank ' s enthusiasm, loyalty, and ability will be great assets to our Army. Ski Club 1 Ticket Representative 2-1 Howitzer 2-1 Sergeant 1 JOHN HAROLD SAXON, JR. Fort V alley, Georgia E-1 A superb figure on the drill field, John ' s services as a file closer were bid for by several companies. Inas- much as he was as completely at ease in one company as another, John ' s status was, for four years, inde- terminate. We cherish our acquaintance with this truly Southern Gentleman and shall often recall that indomitable fighting spirit which returned him to an old love — the Air Force. Golf 4-3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Dining Hall Co Tim ittee 1 Skeet Club 1 Weight Lifting CIl b 2-1 Camera Club 3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 392 1 JOHN MILTON SAYLER Savannah, Georgia L-2 jack-, his army finesse being something that just naturally runs in a West Point family, always had a big deal on the fire, and was a guy who knew how to come through when the chips were down. He gave the T. D. and the Academic Departments a good shellacking, and then finished it off by making varsity swimming in the middle of cow year after a few weeks out. No truer friend hath any man. Swimming 2 Ski Club 3 Goat Football 2 Howitzer 3 Scout Master 2 Sergeant 1 JOHN THOMAS SCHALL La Jolla, California C-1 California-born and Nebraska-bred, Jack could always be relied upon for a conscientious approach, a sincere answer, and a thorough job. He has never tired in his efforts to better himself at every opportunity in all of his four years as a cadet. All of these qualities, com- bined with his academic aptitude and genial per- sonality, will insure a bright future for him wherever he may go. Catholic Choir 4-3 Debate Council 4-3-2-1 Glee Club 3-2 Ring Committee 4-3-2-1 Chairman Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 WILLIAM LEO SCHLOSSER Chilton, Wisconsin K-2 Possessing unbounded energy and interest in all fields. Bill soon brought vitality itself into his many ac- tivities. Smiling broadly and utilizing his Army ex- perience to advantage, he came to know the Corps and the Corps him. With a deep love for just two beers and Northern Wisconsin Lakeland, his enthu- siasm became synonymous with fun, laughter, and creation of happiness. Lacrosse Acolvte 4-3 3-2-1 Special Program Committee 3-2-1 Fishing Club Press Representative Radio Club 2-1 2-1 4-3-2-1 Brigade Representati Howitzer Pointer Board 1 4-3-1 President Sergeant 1 Ring Committee 4-3-2-1 4 9 393 m. JOSEPH LOUIS SCHMALZEL, JR. Benson, Arizona G-2 The change from the sunshine of Arizona to the wonderland of winter almost proved disastrous, but Joe traded his chaps and levis for dress grey and a hood with great success. Despite " sore thumbs, " " Woo Woo " remained an ever-present figure in the gymnasium. Fixed in his ways — with little sleep and many pipes — Joe will have many achievements of merit in his coming years as an Army officer. Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Camera Club 1 Honor Committee 3-2-1 Skcet Club 1 Ski Club 3 Weight Lifting Club 3-1 Corporal 2 JAMES FORREST SCHMIDT San Jose, California I-l Jim hails from California, and he might be compared to the Pacific Ocean that borders his Golden State. The waves are his laughter — steady and ever present; the depth his character, and the winds that move the ships across the world despite storms his personality that will carry him to the top despite hardships; but take away the water and he ' s still the salt of the earth. Election Committee French Club Ski Club Howitzer Section Editor Company Representative Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 2-1 2-1 NORBERT OTTO SCHMIDT Detroit, Michigan H-1 Deported from the University of Michigan, Norb sought asylum at West Point. He is one of those men with perseverance and brains, a combination which keeps him on the road to success. Norb had varied interests running from bridge to an electric sign. These plus his high ambitions make the term promoter fit well. Norb has always had his eyes on the stars and by now should have them. Chess Club 4-3 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Camera Club 3-2-1 Car Committee 1 Howitzer 2 Sergeant 1 394 1 9 Jt RICHARD HOWARD SCHOENEMAN Burlington, ' ermont L-1 Dick ' s diligence and dependability are his greatest virtues; his only fault is that he has been widely suspected of being a charter member of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. After his trip to Mexico, he finally mastered the rumba, and was quoted as saying " I will return! " As a representative of the Corps, he is one of the best. It will indeed be a privilege to serve beside him. Skeet 4-3 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Pistol Club 2-1 Water Polo Club 4-3-2-1 Spanish Club 2-1 Pointer 4 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 JOHN CHRISTOPHER SCHOLTZ, JR. Lakewood, Ohio B-2 Our Latin from Lakewood knew the ways of the Army long before entering the Academy because of his service in the Air Corps, the branch he hopes to re-enter upon graduation. Jack-of-all-sports, his speed on ice-skates is almost as fast as his cannon-ball tennis serve. Easy to talk to, in Portuguese, Spanish OR English, Jack will be as popular as mail call in any Army unit. Ski Club 4-3-2 Radio Club 4-2-1 Camera Club 2 Spanish Club 2-1 Portuguese Club 2-1 Corporal 2 Vice-President Sergeant 1 President JAMES HENRY SCHOLTZ Schenectady, New York A-1 A fine athlete and our choice for Mr. America, Jim ' s perseverance, know-how, and personal drive have combined to spell success here at West Point. Aside from the glowing reputation gained from victorious athletic competition, Jim made his presence felt in the social whirl as well. In four years Jim has gained the friendship of all classes, the respect and best wishes of all. Football 4 Track 4-3-2-1 Major A Sergeant 1 4 9 395 GERHARD WILHELM SCHULZ Dallas, Texas A-2 With military training in Texas A. M. and naval experience with the V-12, Jerry came to the Academy well equipped for cadet life. Coldly logical, he mas- tered both the academic and military aspects of cadet training. A truly high sense of duty and the ability to work with others will carry Jerry as far forward, if not farther, in the Army, as they have in the Corps of Cadets. German Club President Howitzer Corporal Captain Regimental Adjutant ROBERT HENRY SCHWARZ Boise, Idaho D-2 Bob " s philosophy of " living primarily for today, never for tomorrow " is the keynote of his success in perfecting the sciences both military and social. This rosy-cheeked Idahoan ' s harvest after four years in- cludes lots of friends, goodtimes, hours on Flirtation and at hops, bruises from boxing and football, mid- night oil and as suave, beaming, and generous a per- sonality as a wife could want. Lacrosse 4 Boxing 3-2-1 General Committee 2-1 Special Programs Committee 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 JOSEPH F. SENCAY East Chicago, Indiana K-2 Jose, a son of Chicago, invaded West Point with new dance steps and an unswerving fancy for dragging. His free and easy manner made him well liked by everyone who has come in contact with him. A true sportsman, and socialite, he was always ready to gather a team to play ball on the Plain or in the gymnasium. He now looks forward to taking his talents to service with the Air Force. Baseball 3-1 Pistol Club Boxing 1 Portuguese Club Rifle 3 Radio Club Acolyte 2-1 Weight Lifting Club Catholic Choir 4-3-2 Sergeant Art Club 2 396 a HOWARD FRANCIS SENEY New Rochcllc, New Vork K-2 This dashing youth with the ready smile (he uses Ipana), and the pride of New Rochelle, came to us from the Air Corps, and he has never lost the ambition to be a flyer. " Howie " is a man of high ideals; he does everything in his power to live up to those ideals. A strong body, a quick mind and an expert sense of humor will see him through to his goal. Hockey 4-3 Catholic Choir 4-3 General Committee 2-1 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 ROBERT SHEBAT Oak Park, Illinois L-1 When Sheb left Illinois for West Point, his chief interest was the Air Force. Since then he has con- scientiously studied and planned for this goal. On the side his interests covered pistol, radio, and physical efficiency. Always a sincere friend whom we have been proud to know, we will consider it a privilege to serve with him in years to come. Our best wishes to you, Sheb. Radio Club Pistol Club Weight Lifting Club Sergeant 4-3-2-1 2-1 4-3-2-1 HENRY BENNETT SHEETS, JR. Buffalo, New York K-1 Addicted to reading, Ben, though not always on good terms with his slide rule, is leaving not only with all that West Point can offer, but also with a long list of friends. Wherever he may be, his sense of humor that helped us weather the too frequent storms will carry him through a successful career and life. Art Club 4-3-2 Russian Club 2-1 Sailing Club 4-3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Skeet Club 1 Howitzer 4-3-2-1 Sergeant 1 4 9 397 m GEORGE M. SHEPHERD Mission, Kansas L-2 Four years ago Bud arrived from Kansas with a reputa- tion as a stellar performer on the basketball court already well established. This reputation was well proven by him while playing for Army ' s quintet. He also proved himself a very amiable companion in his undertakings with his L-2 cohorts. An engaging per- sonality and studious mind will assure him much future success. Basketball 4-3-2 Major A Track 3-2-1 Lacrosse 4 Ski Club 2 Election Committee 2 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 WILLIAM CHAPIN SHIEL Indianapolis, Indiana G-2 Bill ' s Hoosicr humor aided him immensely in fitting into Plebe year and his winning grin made many friends throughout his entire four years here. Never one to worry about stars on either his B-robe or dress coat, Bill found ample time for the gym, the ski slopes, and coaching others in academics. His dili- gence and perseverance will carry him far in his chosen branch of the Army. Soccer 4 Chapel Choir 4-3 Glee Club 4-3 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 KEITH EUGENE SICKAFOOSE Ligonier, Indiana B-1 Up at reveille, awake by noon, Foose could always be found near the radiator with " Time. " Schooling at Purdue, Brown, and Amherst put him on top in academics, and service in the Air Force in Panama gave him experience in soldiering. Despite bruises re- ceived, he was a wild man with a lacrosse stick but has the serenity that takes all hurdles in its stride to make him a success. Lacrosse 4-3-2-1 Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Glee Club 2 Honor Committee 2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 i 398 1 9 Jk JEFFERSON ALLAN SIMPSON Racine, Wisconsin M-2 Jeff, though a bombardier in the Air Force, came to West Point with a civilian attitude — an attitude which he has never completely lost. One of the roughest men in the Corps, he has found time to write numerous unpublished short stories, rival Culbertson in the mastery of Bridge, and play a most tolerable game of golf. If you have any extra cash, put it on this Racine lad, and you can ' t lose. Boxing 3-1 Golf 3-2-1 Spanish Club 2 Howitzer 2-1 Pointer 3-1 Sergeant 1 Corporal 2 ALBERT WALKER SINGLETARY Baton Rouge, Louisiana D-2 From Louisiana ' s fertile cane fields came a man with a fertile chest of hair — the Baton Rouge Strong Boy burst upon the scene as a wit, scholar, convivial com- panion, and raconteur par excellence. Excelling on the athletic field, Al could be found wherever competition was taking place. His cheerful, easy humor and friendly fellowship will be recalled fondly by a host of friends. Handball Club 4-3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 French Club 2 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 ROBERT STANLEY SLIZESKI Casper, Wyoming K-1 A man of experience, Sli had conscientious and sol- dierly attitudes which were welcome additions to West Point. While off duty, Sli was more than ready to join the fun, where his personality and Wyoming humor were well received by everyone. His easy domination of the Academic and Tactical departments left plenty of time for his more favored pursuits of dragging and sports. Duty Committee 1 Handball Club 4-3-1 Ski Club 4-3-1 Spanish Club 2-1 Squash Club 4-3 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 4 9 399 gm JW CHARLES LEE SMITH St. Louis, Missouri A-2 Even to the fabulous Dr. Watson, the obvious reason Smitty enjoys far more than the average number of friendships would be elementary. Just consider certain desirable character traits such as a genuine interest in the welfare of others, a keen sense of humor, and an ever-ready smile — and you have one of the strongest cases for being liked we have ever been unable to resist. Portuguese CJub Weight Lifting Club Sergeant DUANE HOWARD SMITH North Smithfield, Rhode Island A-2 As the howling wind blows up from the Hudson " Doon " heads for class exclaiming, " Gad, what a beautiful day! " to his half frozen classmates. A man who sees beauty in a New York winter should have no trouble in any line. Sight discounts his first love, the Air Corps, but his optimistic attitude mixed with his thoughtfulness and courtesy should give Duane a rich life. Hockey French Club Howitzer Corporal Sergeant MAHLON ALLISON SMITH, II Sioux City, Iowa F-1 Terry brought to us a wealth of experience which had matured early into real wisdom. A born leader, he never lost the common touch. To dare is Terry ' s duty. His love for excitement and romance will inevitably lead him back to his cherished Air Force, and his re- markable ability for leadership and fixed determina- tion will keep the flame of West Point burning bright in his soul forever. Chapel Choir 4-3 Ski Club Radio Club 3-2 Corporal Camera Club 3-2-1 Lieutenant Hundredth Night Show 4 Battalion Adjutant Weight Lifting Club 2-1 Record Library 1 President 400 » MANSFIELD IR ' ING SMITH Worcester, Massachusetts M-1 Smitty came to us via Benning and Amherst. The ex- perience derived from his sojourns at these institutions made West Point ' s four years a cinch for him, and his unfailing good humor made the four years bearable for his classmates. A latter-day Cyrano de Bergerac, an embryonic Heifitz, and a peerless gymnast — it all adds up to an enviable cadet record and augurs a brilliant future. Gymnastics 4-3 Numerals Minor A Monogram Russian Club 2-1 General Committee 2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 Spanish Club 2 Corporal Sergeant Stars 2 1 4-3-2 RUSSELL H. SMITH Springfield, Massachusetts B-2 Human nature is an interesting study and here is a delightful volume. He is too varied a personality to be classified, and there is too much for West Point to regiment. As reliable as rain on week-ends — Give Russ something to do, sit back, and consider it done. Considering that Massachusetts mind, our prediction is that someday he ' ll be dusting his slide-rule with foot powder again. Assistant Press Representative 3 Hundredth Night Show 2 Howitzer 2-1 French Club 2 SIMEON M. SMITH, JR. Greenville, Georgia L-2 Snuffy came from the deep South and strove to impress traditional southern courtliness on our minds by an ardent but selective pursuit of smart, pretty, and cute- looking girls. However, his everyday merriment and sense of the ridiculous made a much more lasting im- pression, for no one could help but laugh with him over life ' s troubles even if they were his own. Hop Committee Special Program Committee Spanish Club Howitzer Debate Council 4 9 401 m WAYNE CARLETON SMITH, JR. Ft. Benning, Georgia L-2 Successor to his father in the Long Grey Line, Wayne possesses a real devotion to West Point and to the Army. A strong, rich personality, a deeply honest conscience, and a habit of loyalty and optimism for his multitude of friends make him a pleasant memory that sticks in the hearts of all who knew him. He deserves every success and reward that he receives in his future years of service. Pistol 2-1 Dining Hal! Committee 1 Ski Club 4-3 French Club 2 Pointer 4 I WILLIAM CREMIN SMITH Chicago, Illinois I-l " Cremin " has done it — Graduation! There is no mis- take — with hard work and perseverance Bill has reached his goal. The " Iron Coffins " are next! Aspira- tions: marriage and four stars or five stars! Inclina- tions: Fluid engineering and lamp lighting! Sure things : a credit to his class and West Point; friendship toward everyone. Catholic Choir 3-2-1 French Club 2 Acolvte 1 Corporal 3 Handball Club 3-2-1 Sergeant 1 Ski Club 3-2 Battalion Sergeant Major Camera Club 2-1 GEORGE WINFRED SMYTHE, JR. Atlanta, Georgia G-2 Coming from an Army family, George didn ' t have a bit of trouble adapting himself to the rigors of West Point life. A sharp mind coupled with a keen sense of humor quickly won him many friends throughout the Corps. George has fenced " A-Squad " for three years and all who know him are sure that his ability and personality will make him " A-Squad " in the Army for the rest of his career. Fencing Numerals Monogram Minor . Cross Country Baseball Ski Club Corporal Sergeant 402 1 9 T Jl ORTON FLOURNOY SPENCER Fayetteville, New York K-2 Seven below. Spence springs from the sack. " Ah, how I love this invigorating weather. Makes you feel alive. " Yes, to a true son of New York State the cold has been " enjoyable. " Syracuse University and Union College preparation eliminated academic worries, but a large correspondence has kept him busy. A true friend, an active athlete, and a whiz with the fair sex, Spence has been a fine wife. Chapel Choir Chess Club Honor Committee Russian Club Ski Club Ticket Representative Howitzer Sergeant 1 2 4-3-2 2-1 2-1 1 CHARLES LOUIS SPETTEL Columbus, Georgia H-1 " Ah may not be handsome, but ah sure am cute! " Chuck ' s own hilarious brand of good humor has enlivened four gloom periods on the Hudson. Couple his gaiety with an innate ability to become your best friend in five minutes, and you learn the reason for the long trail of broken hearts and lifetime friends from the Hawaiian Islands to Georgia. Mule Rider 2-1 Ring Committee 3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 WILLUM HARRY SPILLERS, JR. Columbia, South Carolina A-1 Harry is both in fact and deed a true rebel from South Carolina. He had little trouble with academics (Spanish excluded) and ranked high in the corps organization. He was an ideal roommate — very easy to get along with and always ready to assist a class- mate. Harry ' s ability to overcome obstacles with cool- headed efficiency will make him an asset to his chosen branch, the Air Corps. Pistol 4-3-2 Ring Committee 3-2-1 June Week Horse Sho« 3 Skeet Club 3-2-1 Pointer 4-3-2-1 Art Editor Corporal 2 Supply Sergeant 1 4 9 403 Jim STEWART V. SPRAGINS Huntsville, Alabama G-2 Stew came from a family of fine soldiers to prove him- self a very capable cadet and a certain bet for a very fine Army career. Athletics, academics, and " drag- ging " all received expert treatment at the hands of Stew. Fortune and misfortune he met with a calm maturity. Stew was known to his friends as a true and unselfish gentleman and a man who could be counted on for steady cooperation. Boxing 4 Ski Club Soccer 4-3-2-1 Hop Com Numerals Corporal Monogram Sergeant Tennis 4 Numerals ROBERT MONTGOMERY SPRINGER, JR. Arlington, Virginia 1-2 In four years we have tamed the shaggy beast. Bob, an army brat, came to us from the Oklahoma hills and various eastern states. Scanty high schooling made for Plebe academic difficulties, but Bob ' s intent to acquire as much knowledge as possible saw him through and has given him the reputation of being a hard worker who knows when to take it easy. Smooth sailing to Bob in his army career. Wrestling 4-3 Camera Club 2-1 Weight Lifting Club 3-2-1 Howitzer 4-3-2-1 Athletics Editor Sergeant 1 JAMES WRATHALL SPRY, JR. Mexico City, Mexico H-2 Jimmy, an Army brat with the true Army spirit, has gained innumerable friends by his fine sense of humor and his genuine sincerity. By taking everything in stride with his easy going manner and his firmness of character, Jimmy has managed to stay one step ahead of the Academic Department. His common sense and his great ability for all things will make him a distinguished officer. Gymnastics 4-3 Lacrosse 4 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 404 - gljn JAMES WESHEY STANSBERRY Lancaster, New York F-1 His rare combination of human understanding and a unitjuc adaptability is destined to send Jim to the uppermost pinnacle of success. He has an unrivaled capacity for dispelling deepest gloom and seeks happi- ness by spreading happiness among others. Although he has a secret longing for the stage, may he take his first love with him while he is wedded to his second love — The Air Force! Hundredth Night Shov 4-3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Public Information Detail 3 Dialectic Societv 4-3-2-1 President JOSEPH RICHARD STAUFFER New York, New York G-2 From nineteen months in the Infantry and USMA Prep at Cornell, Dick brought to the Academy the enthusiasm and sincerity which were to take him straight to the top. Naturally hivey, he was able to devote much of his time to reading, dragging, and becoming a mainstay of the gym team. His ever ready smile and friendly word will make him long remem- bered by his many friends. Gymnastics 4-3-2 Hop Committee 4-3-2-1 Howitzer 2-1 Corporal 2 Captain 1 Brigade Supply Officer JOSEPH P. ST. CLAIR Southgate, Kentucky A-1 Joe is one of those particular men who has lots of friends, loves excitement, and takes part in all phases of cadet life from reveille storms to after taps bull sessions, with all the trimmings thrown in for good measure. He has a great ability in many things, in- cluding field soldiering and athletics. Besides being good fun, he has the know-how to go where and to get what he wants. 4-3-2-1 1 Boxing 3-1 Ski Club Minor A Howitzer Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Corporal Glee Club 4-3-2-1 Sergeant Skeet Club 3-2 4 9 405 m JAMES HARRIS STEEL St. Petersburg, Florida M-1 Born and raised in the Infantry, Jim entered West Point zestfully, with the determination to join the ranks of the Battle Queen. Through the skirmishes of Pine Camp and the battles of Popolopen he learned his trade eagerly and well, and proved his military ability. As a friend in need, ever willing to aid or encourage, he has won the gratitude and respect of his associates. Wrestling 4 Camera Club 2-1 Fishing Club 4-3-2-1 Hundredth Night Show 2-1 Skect Cluh 2-1 Pointer 4 Sergeant 1 JOSEPH B. STEFFY, JR. Chattanooga, Tennessee H-1 Joe, besides being twice an All-American football player, was an ardent athlete in every sport he under- took. His charming personality and his interest in others won him a large following. His favorite ex- pression — " as it should be " — indicated he had a quick remark concerning everything. This mental alertness plus his ability to make lasting friends will pave his road to success. Football Major A Navy Star Captain Track Numerals Ski Club Corporal Sergeant MICHAEL JOHN STEGER Grayling, Michigan G-2 Profiting by a year in our rival service, Mike has man- aged to take West Point in his stride. An accomplished and versatile athlete, this good-natured blond has had no trouble subduing academics, and he has always been willing to help his less endowed classmates in the lower sections. Mike ' s friendly and cooperative spirit will carry him far in his chosen career in the wild blue yonder. Cross Country Monogram Track Numerals Chess Club Hundredth Night Show 2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Howitzer 4 Sergeant 1 406 1 9 WILLIAM KENT STEMPLE Scranton, Pennsylvania G-1 Pennsylvania holds an exceptionally favored spot in Bill ' s eye because those coal fields are " home " to him. Never stopping to wonder about a job, " Stemp " goes ahead immediately, does his work thoroughly, and comes up with the right answer. He has been hard at work on The Pointer for four years and has used his time at West Point to profit for himself and for his classmates. Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Pointer Staff 4-3-2-1 Camera Club 4-3 Circulation Manager Model Railroad Club 2-1 Mortar 3 Hundredth Night Show 3-2 Circulation Manager Ticket Committee 2-1 Sergeant 1 ROBERT C. STENDER Madison, Wisconsin G-1 Class offices and academic honors, skillful skates, a fulltime job, one year of Wisconsin liberal arts, an- other as a doughboy — all these gave Bob his extremely rich philosophy. Diplomacy characterizes him — it is his ambition. A brilliant mind, love and respect for people, and a willingness to fight for his convictions assure him a distinguished career in Military Di- plomacy. Hockey 4-3 Debate Council 4-3-2-1 Librarian Vice-President Press Representative 4-3-2 Stars 4-3-2 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 FLOYD ALBERT STEPHENSON, JR. Washington, D. C. H-2 Steve likes delving into the realm of the abstract and aesthetic as attested to by his real love of good music. Yet this man of keen-minded wit is as agile physically as he is mentally. His sincere, infectious personality, impressively augmented by an energetic zest for living and willingness to share a burden (as well as a pleas- ure) makes his presence a synonym for friendship. Gymnastics 4-3-2-1 Russian Club 2-1 Numerals Spanish Club 2 Minor A Corporal 2 Chapel Chimer 4-3-2-1 Sergeant 1 Duty Committee 1 4 9 407 DOUGLAS PENN STICKLEY, JR. Woodstock, ' irginia B-2 After two years service in the Navy Doug jumped the stream and joined the boys in grey. Equipped with a dual personality, he alternated his first love, the box- ing ring, with a flair for the literary classics. Because of his Harvard background, he always managed to keep a tenth or two ahead of the Academic Depart- ment, and so now the Army enthusiastically accepts a Navy junior. Boxing 4 Numerals Monogram Soccer 4 Howitzer 4 French Club 2 Sergeant 1 JAMES R. STILLSON Berkeley, California E-1 Requiring little time to fathom the system, Jim kept out of harm ' s way during Plebe year. Possessed with limitless energy, he has always reached for and at- tained the highest peak of achievement. He has the quality to lead without superfluous efficiency which makes any of his assignments flow smoothly. This quality and the ability to find humor in any situation assure a successful future. Squash Minor A Tennis Chapel Choir Glee Club Fishing Club THOMAS WILLIAM STOCKTON Hensdale, Illinois B-2 Cavalry born and bred, Tom came to Usmay to prepare for that branch. On the horse-show team and on after- hour tank driving, he did some academic driving too — the Corps, in Tactics. A goat in French his first two years, Tom spent the third organizing the French Club. Tom ' s determination to successfully complete any task will pay off in the Army he wants to serve. 2-1 Ring Committee 3-2-1 Skeet Club 4-3 4-3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 4-3-2-1 Squash Club 4-3 4-3 Corporal 2 4-3 Lieutenant 1 Track 4 French Club Football 4 Founder Ski Club 2-1 Executive Committee Skeet Club 3-2 Debate Council Horse Show Team 3 Sergeant 408 Ik ST. CLAIR STREETT, JR. Washington, D. C. D-2 During the early months of plebc year it was, " Mr. Streett, ready, awake, and alert. " However, Bill has gone far to demonstrate that he is just that. His earnest approach to life has not kept him from being pleasant and thoughtful and we certainly cannot for- get his comedy acts. " The Saint " has made many friends and with his courteous, shy manner he will be at home in any company. Weight Lifting Cluh 4-3-2-1 Duty Committee 1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 HOWARD LYNN STROHECKER Portland, Oregon A-2 Bud is one of those enviable persons who enjoys work- ing at any task set before him whether it ' s a poop- sheet for the Ski Club or an 18.0 Mech problem. Love of work accounts for his high standing, but it hasn ' t kept him from enjoying the lighter moments of cadet life. His earnestness is happily balanced with a sense of humor which will make him friends wherever his career takes him. Ski Team 3-2-1 Ski Club 1 Treasurer-Manager Stars 4-3-2 Howitzer 2-1 Corps Editor Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 BOBBY JACK STUART Tulsa, Oklahoma F-2 Bobby Jack came to West Point fresh from the sport pages of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Although he gave his serious moments to football and track, his dreams and week ends were spent on the dance floor. Dynamic, cheerful, warm; mix them all together and you have the Jack Rabbit, a spirit and drive that knows no bounds. You ' ll only have to meet him to know Bob ' s heart is as big as his smile. Football 4-3-2-1 Maior A Track 4-3-2-1 Skeet Club 1 Ski Cluh 4-3-2-1 4 9 409 fIC GEORGE STUKHART, JR. Union City, New Jersey E-1 Modest, unassuming, and possessed with natural dignity and poise, George is well liked by all. A quick, accurate mind put him high in academics; an inherent honesty and cheerful smile high in his class- mates ' respect; and a kind and generous disposition high in the eyes of his friends. A good man to know and an asset as a room mate, George has those qual- ities which are the keys to success. Chess Club 4-3 Honor Committee 2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Howitzer 3-2-1 Corporal 2 Supply Sergeant 1 GEORGE DONALD SUMMERS Eldorado, Illinois I E-2 Don ' s friends suspect it takes a family law background to dream of President Truman as personal chauffeur. But regardless of dreams, he plows through domestic and foreign problems like an old politician. His curious nature is unbounded and few cadets have more varied interests. With his natural friendliness and firm convictions everyone is certain the Army will have a valuable officer. Debate Council Chess Club French Club Ski Club Howitzer Pointer Corporal Sergeant 4 4 2 4-3-2-1 3-2-1 3 2 ELI SURUT New York, New York K-1 When Lee joined the Corps, he furled the Crimson of Harvard and Princeton ' s Orange and Black. Two years prior service in the Army helped him find time at the Point to earn his numerals in boxing and warble a wicked baritone. His amiable personality, genuine sincerity, and keen sense of responsibility, will, in future years, enhance both Lee and the branch he chooses. Bo.Ning 4 Numerals Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Glee Club 4-3-2-1 Hundredth Night Show 4-3 Sp.inish Club 2-1 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 410 1 9 }t ALBERT BENJAMIN SUTTLE Shelby, North Carolina F-1 Early marked by singular successes in both academics and athletics Ben can be listed as an invaluable asset in any man ' s army. His enviable cadet career was due to a good background which included, among other things, two years of Navy V-12. Characterized by his Tarheel environment he became known as " Mumbles " to most of his friends, although a few persisted in calling him " Abie. " Baseball Major A Ski Club Election Committee Class Treasurer Howitzer Corporal Lieutenant 4-3-2-1 4-3-2 3 2-1 4-3-2-1 2 1 JOHN EARL SUTTON Hutchinson, Kansas A-2 John ' s natural flair for sports and academics, and his " easy going " way of leadership brought him in- numerable friends and carried him to positions of great responsibility. Weekends here and in New York afforded him ample opportunity to become an exacting connoisseur of fine foods and beautiful women. His tenacious devotion to high ideals won him the admira- tion of his classmates. Football Track Model Airplane Club Model Railroad Club Ring Committee Russian Club 2- Corporal 2 Captain 1 Company Commander DON R. SWANKE Ida Grove, Iowa M-2 A fine athlete — especially basketball and sack; a lover of good music — jazz and swing, that is; Don was one of the original " Condon ' s boys. " An ability for mak- ing friends, coupled with a hatred of academics and runts, makes him a true flanker. Remembering his work on the " Pointer " sports staff, we can say that a Swanke will never be caught short when a clue is needed or the word required. Lacrosse 4 Fishing Club 4-3 Pomter 2-1 Corporal 2 Captain 1 4 9 411 ROBERT FREDERICK SWANTZ South Bend, Indiana D-1 Bob came to West Point from Purdue, and being a true Hoosier took to the ways of the Academy with ease and confidence. His outstanding academic and athletic ability were evident from the first and have added to his high popularity. With a good humor and a sincere manner added to those abilities Bob has the assurance of always holding the high respect and friendship of all who know him. Baseball 4 General Committee 2-1 Basketball 4-3-2-1 Camera Club Monogram Ski Club 4-3 Chapel Choir 4-3-2 Stars Glee Club 4-3-2-1 Corporal Director Lieutenant Dance Orchestra 4-3-2 Press Representative TREVOR WASHINGTON SWETT, JR. Washington, D. C. L-2 Ted comes to us from Boston by way of the Infantry and the USMAP ' S. During these formative years, " The Burd " ' succeeded in gathering enough humorous anecdotes to keep his roommates chuckling through four years at West Point, no mean accomplishment in itself. Following his dad ' s footsteps as an Infantry officer is a tough assignment, but Ted is sure to succeed in achieving his goal. Baseball 4 Cross Country 4-2 Monogram Track 4-3-2 Chapel Choir Corporal Sergeant 4-3-2 2 1 GEORGE HOWARD SYLX ' ESTER Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A-1 George came to W. P. from Haverford High. He found the Plebe system somewhat distasteful but emerged from the trials and tribulations of the 1st year with his sense of humor intact. Since George always had a solution for everything he didn ' t find the Academic Department an obstacle. His favorite pas- time, dragging, fitted in very well with his stream- lined appearance and his gift of gab. Football 4 Soccer 3-2-1 Track 4-3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 412 » RICHARD j. TALLMAN Honesdale, Pennsylvania B-2 Dick started his army career after graduating from high school in 1943. He earned a battlefield commis- sion in France with the famous Rainbow Division, but discarded the golden bars for cadet grey. Highly respected by his classmates for his sound judgment, Dick ' s philosophy, that " I ' d rather have good judg- ment than stars " will take him a long way on the road to success. Soccer 4 Boxing 4 Ski Club 2-1 German Club 2-1 Duiv Committee 1 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 DEAN MOUNT TEECE Wvanct, Illinois D-1 " Big Red " came to West Point direct from the Corn Belt where like the corn, the men are tall. Most of his time at the Academy was divided between athletics, academics, and letters to his Kappa love from Illinois. An avowed movie-goer, he likes music of all kinds, plays, good books and aspires to earn his wings. Always ready to laugh and add his practical jokes. Dean enjoyed close association with his classmates. Basketball Numerals Monogram Baseball Chapel Usher Pistol Club Howitzer Corporal Lieutenant WILLIAM BROWN TERRELL, JR. Wadesboro, North Carolina C-2 Bill— Southern as a Confederate flag— engineering, R.O.T.C. at N.C. State— all-around ability reflected in academic and military rank — Sunday morning basketball games — intermurder tennis — versatility, personality, a disposition daunted only by these yankee winters — sincere and conscientious as few are — the sort of guy you seldom find, never forget once you ' ve known him. Manager Ticket Committee Escort Committee Ski Club Weight Lifting Club 2-1 2-1 2-1 Water Polo Club Pointer Howitzer Corporal Lieutenant 4-3 4-3-2-1 4 9 413 m PAUL TERRIEN Nashua, New Hampshire G-2 I Easy-going, reserved, and efficient, this typical New Englander finds his favorite diversion in a schuss down a mountain trail. Although Paul did not win an " A ' " in a sport, he nevertheless admirably mastered the varied program of athletics. Never one to boast of his successes, they are realized by those who know him. His keen spirit and aggressiveness will make him an excellent officer. Catholic Choir 4-3-2-1 Glee Club 3 Rifle Club 4 Ski Team 2-1 Secretary Sergeant 1 JACK DAWSON THOMAS Wapello, Iowa M-1 Blackjack, who hails from the Hawkeye State, came to the Academy directly from the Navy. Since his arrival he has been active in extra-curricular activities and in sports, and these talents have earned for him a high opinion among his friends. From the few years that we have known Blackjack, we believe that his positive personality and ability will be appreciated by any group. Concert Orchestra 4-3-2-1 Debate Council 4 Dutv Committee 1 Ski Club 4-3-1 Spanish Club 2 Pointer 4 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 DONALD EUGENE THOMPSON Dibolt, Texas L-1 With a year and a half of civil engineering at Texas A. M. and a year of preparation at " poop " school behind him, Don entered West Point. His famous appetite soon made him master of the " stufF-gut " poop. He was always a confirmed believer in the merits of the sack. Don is a conscientious, loyal friend, and a hard worker who will certainly go far in his career in the Army. Swimming Team 4-3 Ski Club 4-3-1 Dining Hall Committee 1 Camera Club 1 Spanish Club 2 Water Polo Club 4 Sergeant 1 414 1 9 hi M JOSEPH JAMES THOMPSON Gainsville, Indiana B-1 Joe ' s omnipresent enthusiasm and dependability gained him many friends at West Point. His natural musical ability has found expression in the Glee Club and Choir, here and on those weekends. Earnest in his application to work, there has been earnest in- dulgence in amusement too. A sincere devotion to his job and courage will make him a sure bet in the Army. Boxing 4-1 Debate Council 4-3 Glee Club 3-2-1 Hundredth Night Show 2 Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Howitzer 1 Art Club 3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3- Pointer 3-2 RICHARD EMMETT TOBIN Buffalo, New York D-1 Joe ' s old adage that ' ' you can find humor in anything " seems to typify his attitude toward his four years at the academy. An even disposition which has never faltered has had much to do with his popularity. Never one to over-exert himself in studies, he can usually be found in his spare time reading or visiting the gym. His adaptability to any situation will assure success in the Army. Ski Club 4 Pistol Club 2-1 Weight Lifting 2-1 Sergeant 1 JOSEPH DANIEL TOOMEY South Boston, Massachusetts A-1 Joe, the M.I.T. Longshoreman with a bit of Boston in his Irish brogue, smiled on the Plain that first day and has been smiling ever since. No one could deny that his gregarious nature and sense of humor made the rough spots smoother and the high spots higher. He showed us a heart, too large for his six foot six frame, and a determination to fill each day with his best, something superior. Boxing 3 Acolvte 3-2-1 Aptitude Committee 1 Election Committee 2-1 Hundredth Night Sho« 4 Pointer 2-1 4 9 415 RICHARD E. TOTH South Bend, Indiana L-2 Although an alumnus of both Notre Dame and the Navy, it didn ' t take long for that friendly smile to catch on and we soon knew where his real sentiments stood. The " hard working type, " Dick never let academics interfere with letter writing, a good card game, or an opportunity to engage in a little friendly destruction. " Tooth " is guaranteed to spread happi- ness wherever he goes from here. Soccer 4 Weight Lifti ngCI ab 3 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Skeet Club 4-3-2-1 Howitzer 2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 GEORGE WILLIAM TOW Falmouth, Massachusetts G-1 George ' s friendliness and thoughtfulness of others was characteri zed by his paternal interest in the men living around him — and their pro drags. He was equally content at hops, ice skating, or playing the blues on his trumpet. His ideals, sincerity, and abilit - to get along with others have made an impression on those of us living around him and will be the basis of his future success. Chapel Choir Model Railroad Club Pistol Club Skeet Club 4-3-2-1 2-1 2 3-2 Sergeant 1 EDWIN STUART TOWNSLEY Washington, D. C. 1-2 After a spell at Harvard Ed came to West Point to become the third generation of Townsleys who have graduated from the Academy. His previously gained knowledge and active mind enabled him to take aca- demics in stride. His natural friendliness and beaming smile have won him many friends. With his logical, common-sense way of getting things done Ed can look forward to a bright future. Soccer Numerals Monogram Swimming Minor A Major A Captain Track 4 Camera Club 2-1 Spanish Club 2-1 Special Programs Committee 4-3-2 Stars 4-3-2 416 n GEORGE WARNER TRACY Hu Falo, New York H-2 To a winning smile and easy-going Irish humor coupled with genuine ability for academics and sports alike, add 21 months of Army service and it is easy to see why cadet life has been so natural for George. Born a Northerner, he has always defended the merits of the North over those of the South. His loyalty and conscientiousness will always make him an ideal friend and a credit to the Army. Cross Country 4 Track 4 Baseball 4 Chapel Choir 4-3-2 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 WILLIAM JACKSON TRAUTVETTER Newark, New Jersey B-2 " Keep your eyes on the stars, but your feet on the ground " — the most befitting maxim for this cadet from the Air Corps. His accuracy in doing a job well is as meticulous as his excellent rifle marksmanship. A constant worry to " star " men he has an enviable record. The smile, and the ever present parcels of witticism, will identify Jack be it in the " wide blue yonder " or as a " Dodo. " Pistol 4 French Club Bo.xing 3 German Club Rifle 2 Vice-President Art Cluh 3 Corporal Catholic Choir 4-3-2-1 First Sergeant Pointer 4-3 Press Representative Hovvitze 2-1 Public Ir formation Detail 1 WILLIAM P. TRIESCHMANN Lake Providence, Louisiana E-I A true gentleman of the deep south. Tee came to this institution possessed of a friendly and easy-going manner and speaking that strange foreign language peculiar to Bayou folk. His outstanding ability in many forms of athletics, his cheerful disposition, which is always present, together with his sincere personality have made many lifelong friends for him throughout his stay here. Cross Country 4-3-2 Golf 2 Numerals Fishing Club 3 Monogram Hop Committee 4-3-2-1 Minor A Corporal 2 Captain Lieutenant 1 Track 4-3-2 Numerals Monogram 4 9 417 fIC i EDWIN GEORGE TRINER Petersburg, Virginia H-2 A Marine Corps fighter pilot during the war, Ed hopes to utilize West Point as a means of transition to the Air Force upon graduation. While at the academy, this Southerner ' s pronounced ability to get things done efficiently and without apparent effort has been matched only by his multitude of outside activities, of which some will, for security reasons, never be known. Track 4-3-2-1 Spanish Club 2-1 Boxing 4 Pointer Staff 4-3 Weight Lifting Club 3-2 Radio Club 3-2-1 Handball Club 3-2-1 Mode! Railroad Club 2-1 President Model Airplane Club 3-2 French Club 2-1 Sergeant 1 CHESTER STUART TRUBIN Red Bank, New Jersey G-1 Chet ' s every task is characterized by a driving will, whether it be fencing or directing the choir. After a hard Plebe year, about which he often reminisces, Chet determined to strike for the top. ' ' Just look at the record, " as someone said, and there you find the answer. Add to this his fine sense of humor and you have the man of whom West Point and the nation can well be proud. Fencing 4-3-2-1 Color Line Show 3 Minor A Model Railroad Club 2 Navy Star Radio Club 2 Track 4 Sailing Club i Art Club 2-1 Ski Club 4-3 Debate Council 1 Pointer 4 Engineer Football 2 Stars 3 French Club 2 Corporal 2 Glee Club 3-2-1 Sergeant 1 Jewish Choir 2-1 Director JOSEPH McLaughlin turley New Haven, Connecticut B-1 The Army was by no means new to Joe when he was introduced to West Point as a Plebe. His open manner and patient earnestness in all his work brought him many close friends in all classes. Few will forget his distinctive versions of the Friday night bouts or his customary " slams " on the Noble. With his ability and determination to do a thorough job, Joe ' s success in his career is assured. Soccer Camera Club 4-3-2-1 Howitzer Acolytes 4-3-2-1 Athletic Represer tative Sergeant I 1 418 1 9 M ALBERT FARRANT TURNER Honolulu, Hawaii 1-2 Dynamic " Tex " Turner of the 1-2 rabble, mainstay of the line — " Shoeless " Turner, the wonder goalie of the plebe soccer team — " Alfred " Turner who was " ready to go " on that leave — " Isaac Newton " Turner and ds dt — All one and the same — a swell fellow with a ready humor, a sympathetic understanding, an earnest and sincere worker. If this 49er is Hawaii, get that 49th star. Soccer Swimming Corporal Supply Sergeant HERBERT B. TURNER Saranac Lake, New York C-2 Creeping his way into West Point from Prep school and a " dog ticket " from Lehigh, Herb maneuvered his way through plebe year by hiding from upper- classmen on Corps Squad tables. Never afraid of work, except academic, always ready to put one over on the tac or to drag someone to the showers for a rat-race. Herb could most often be seen in the wrestling room, painting, sculpturing, or taking pictures. Football Wrestling Soccer Art Club Vice-Preside President 4 4-3-2 4-3 3-2-1 General Committee Election Committee Chairman Howitzer Art Editor JOE B. TYE, JR. Marshalltown, Iowa E-2 Joe ' s eventful cadet life was preceded by a study at Northwestern ' s School of Music and at Cornell. Several months on the area failed to lessen the enthu- siasm and determination with which he plunged into all he undertook. Consistent good humor, alertness, and interest in anything and everything have gained him many friends. Golf, squash, dragging, bridge, and books are his primary interests. Swimming 4 Dining Hall Committee 1 Track 3 German Club 2-1 Manager Howitzer 3 Skeet Club 2-1 Corporal 2 Radio Club 2 Sergeant 1 ■! " .1« | 419 m ARTHUR RUTLEDGE UNDERWOOD, JR. San Antonio, Texas L-2 Art is Army from the beginning to end and his destiny Includes his future career as an officer and his not too future wedding in June to that gorgeous gal of his from Texas. Easy to live with, quiet, considerate, and owner of a sly sense of humor, he has colored the days of his many friends at The Military Academy with the real pleasantness of his genuine personality. Pistol 1 Skeet Clab 2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Dialectic Society 4-3-2-1 Sergeant 1 JAY VAN CLEEFF Richmond, Virginia F-2 The " Rebel without a drawl " didn ' t like the long cold winters or Plebe year but he came prepared to stay. Neither goat nor hive, Van worked hard and played harder between dreams of southern sun and southern belles. Always being able to see the brighter side, even the occasional loss of a decision or two to the T.p. couldn ' t still his ready grin or dim his sense of perspective. Hundredth Night Show 2-1 , Pistol Club 1 Spanish Club 2-1 Howitzer 4 Sergeant 1 JOHN MacEWAN VANDERVOORT Port Washington, New York A-2 Although plagued by a rapidly receding hairline and goat wives, Van routed the forces of the Academic Department with monotonous regularity. Seeking more worthy opponents than the tenth grabbers, the red one locked heads with the grunt and groan people, showing considerable promise before being sidelined by a knee injury. As a man of distinction, we marked him as a man with a future. Wrestling 4-3 Manager Portuguese Club 2-1 Weight Lifting Club 2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 420 osni w Jt GERRIT JOHN VAN WESTENBRUGGE, II Wheeling, West Virginia B-1 Van came from the West Virginia hills and brought with him a new and invigorating solution for the problems of the life which faces a cadet. Always calm and sincere in his approach to mundane affairs, he found within understandable limitations a complete and interesting existence highlighted with singing and the devotional group through which he made a great number of lasting friends. Chapel Choir 4-3-2 Hundredth Night Show 3 Glee Club 3-2-1 Sunday School Teacher 1 Sergeant 1 WILLIAM STE TN VARGOVICK Buffalo, New York E-1 Emerging from the smoky city of Buffalo and a brief career in the Army, Bill entered West Point with a sincere determination to succeed. Once the mysteries of the Russian Language had faded into yearling year memories, academics presented little difficulty. Con- scientious, religious, dependable. Bill is the likeable sort whose smile, wit, and capacity for friendship will carry him far. Acolvte 2-1 Sailing Club 3-2 Skeet Club 3-1 Ski Club 3-2 Sergeant 1 JOHN OTTO OGEL F-1 Elmhurst, Illinois John ' s clearheaded logic and warm friendship, com- bined with a gift for reducing all problems to funda- mentals and solving them quickly are clear indications of his ability and desire to tackle many difficult tasks. Caring little for personal glory, he derived his greatest contentment from helping others, a trait that will win for him the deep and lasting admiration of his fellow men. Lacrosse 4 Manager Sunday School Teacher 3-2-1 Skeet Club 3 Ski Club 3-2-1 Sergeant 1 4 9 421 m JOHN PAT OLLMER Sequim, Washington E-1 Knowing this gentleman from the Northwest is an experience in any man ' s life. His calm, dignified man- ner is a fine indication of an extremely capable man. The better he is known, the more Pat ' s ideas and advice are respected. Able to enjoy life thoroughly and yet handle himself in any situation, Pat will always have the admiration and lasting friendship of those who knew him. Baseball 3 Wrestling 4 Ticket Representative 2-1 Corporal 2 First Sergeant 1 WILLIAM McCOY WADSWORTH Gadsden, Alabama A-2 Previous Army service gave Mike a firm understanding of the men he will lead. This understanding, coupled with his intense enthusiasm and devotion to the service, assures the Army of gaining an officer un- afraid of accepting unlimited responsibility. Instantly identified as a native of Alabama by his friendly Southern drawl, he could always be depended upon to make the party gay. Company Press Representative 2 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 EDWARD WHITNEY WAGNER Mountain Lakes, New Jersey C-2 From Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, Ted fulfilled his lifelong ambition in coming to West Point, where not satisfied with mediocrity he worked diligently and efficiently, rising constantly in academics, athletics, extra-curricular activities, and affability. With a good word for everyone, and a sober yet cheerful coun- tenance he made many lasting friends. The Army has found a good soldier. Cross Countrv 4 French Club Numerals Hop Committee Track 4-3-2-1 Ski Club Numerals Corporal Monogram First Sergeant Major A Art Club 3-2-1 Vice-President 422 1 9 m RICHARD HENRY WAGNER Bethlehem, Pennsylvania D-2 Coming to us after serving with the 17th Division, Dick is one of those rare individuals we have the pleasure of meeting once in a lifetime. Outstanding seems to exemplify his every attribute. Not only does he possess a most brilliant mind, great athletic ability, and good looks; but he also has a winning personality that has endeared him to the hearts of all who have met him. Basketball 4-3-2-1 Monogram Major A Baseball 4-3-2-1 Major A Captain Stars 3 Corporal 2 VICTOR REED WAKEFIELD Madisonville, Texas F-1 Indoctrinated by Allen Academy and Texas A. M., Reed (whose appetite earned him the alias " Pudgy " ) successfully met West Point ' s challenge. Spare time was spent primarily in building model airplanes, although he manifested a great interest in photog- raphy and skiing. His success in the Army Air Force is assured by a fervent desire to fly as well as great inherent ability. Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Cheerleader Camera Club 3-2-1 Pistol Club Model Airplane Club 3-2 Pointer Skeet Club 3 Corporal Concert Band 3 Sergeant WINSTON G. WALKER Fort Walton, Florida I-l Engineers might look askance at his B ' robe stars, but Winnie is our argument that academics at West Point are not all-important. Whether hitting the books or the opposing line in intermurder football, he always does it with his whole heart. A wry grin, an invective for Plebe math, the spooniest shoes in the platoon, and detailed plans for the coming furlough — that ' s Winnie. Gymnastics 4-3 Wrestling Dutv Committee Radio Club 3-2 Skeet Club 4-3 Ski Club Corporal Lieutenant i::- -: isaarar as. 4 9 423 0C JOHN T. WALLACE Schenectady, New York E-1 Missal Reader 3-2 Skeet Club 4-3 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Water Polo Club 3 Sergeant 1 The machinations of the Tactical Department were always of subjective interest to our Jack, but his fine humor and policy of non-violence kept him safely through the darkest of days. Just how J. T. main- tained his academic excellence remains secret, for his hours were crowded with activities of his own devis- ing. True soldier that he is, Jack enters the Air Forces with our blessing! Squash Manager Tennis Manager Acolyte JOHN ADKINS WALTER, III Montgomery, Alabama F-1 A Southerner who never looks at a compass because it points north, this " Bama " man could be seen waving the Stars and Bars at after-taps rallies. John ' s combat experience adequately prepared him for the Academic Board and Yankee Winters. Previous experience, augmented by the diligence, friendliness, and loyalty of this Southern Gentleman, insures success in any field of endeavor. Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Camera Club 4-3-2-1 Pointer 4-3-2-1 Photographv Editor Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 CHARLES WALZ Duluth, Minnesota C-2 Chuck, a true son of Minnesota, loves to talk about his home state and more especially " my " home town. Charlie may on many occasions seem to be a walking encyclopedia of history, sports and the Army, but his main three virtues are his great sense of humor which always adds a note of gaiety even in the darkest period, his class spirit which is displayed every week- end in intra-class endeavors, and his cooperation whenever his help is needed. Chess Club 4-3 Fishing Club 2-1 French Club ■) Mess Representative 1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Weight Lifting Club 1 Sergeant 1 424 1 9 HARRY WINFREE WARE, JR. Los Angeles, (California C-2 After two years in the Infantry, Hap came to the Academy with a strong liking for the Army, Hailing from California, he is interested in the great outdoors with emphasis on swimming and tennis. Drawing, cowboy songs, bridge, billiards, and Spanish also claim a large share of his attention. A jovial disposi- tion, tempered with judgment, has won him many friends and the well-deserved reputation of being a leader. Rille Art Cliih Sk-i Club Glee Club Spanish Cluh Weight Lifting Cluh Chapel Usher WILLIAM OSCAR WARE Woodstown, New Jersey B-1 A well-deserved reputation for dependability, calm- ness, and good judgment is characteristic of Bill ' s four years stay at the Academy. His tall tales of life at the seashore at Ocean City have been a source of interest and humorous contention for his classmates during the entire period. Bill ' s goodnatured approach to all obstacles assures him of success in the Army or in civil life. 4 Ring Committee 3-2 Special Program 3 Committee 4-3-2 Pointer 2 Howitzer 2-1 Corporal 2-1 Lieutenant Football 4 Basketball 4 Numerals Camera Club 4 Baseball 4-3-2 Corporal Numerals Lieutenant 1 Monogram CHARLES P. WASON Hingham, Massachusetts H-2 An old Air Corps man from way back. Chuck brought to West Point the same good humor and cheerful dis- position that characterized his Army days. While not a first section man by any means, he was a hard man to beat on the track or a soccer field. They don ' t come much better than Chuck, in West Point or out; but his greatest asset was and will be his friendliness for one and all. Football 4 Track 2 Hockey 4 Election Committee 2 Radio Club 3 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 4 9 425 IK DOUGLAS SPOOR WEART Chicago, Illinois B-1 It was the fulfillment of a lifetime ambition for Doug when his appointment was sent to him at Chicago ' s Lake Forest Academy. Even though he has always had something to do, Doug still found time to make him- self well-liked by all those around him while he was working earnestly to obtain benefit from his four years here. His enviable West Point record augurs well for his future in the Army. Football Soccer Hundredth Night Show Corporal Sergeant GEORGE MAURICE WENTSCH Chicago, Illinois E-2 " No Comment " Wentsch was a boy who was always ready for a discussion, having equipped himself for good sessions by diligently studying philosophies like the Kubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Skillful in any discussion, George favored Liberal Arts throughout his four years at the Academy. His greatest diversion was paddling around Army ' s chlorine pool. His friends always esteemed George ' s loyalty. Swimming 4-3-2-1 Ski Club Minor A Water Polo Club Major A Corporal Duty Committee 1 Sergeant Press Representative 2 FREDERICK ROBERT WESTFALL Toledo, Ohio C-2 Fred came to West Point from the Air Corps and found no difficulty adapting himself to Usmay . He has always been active in a variety of sports, both intra- mural and Corps Squad, but he found no difficulty in striking a happy compromise between activities and academics. His gay personality always injected a pleasant note into every occasion. Every weekend was a gala affair as long as Fred was along. Numerals Baseball 4 4 Numerals Press Representative Corporaf Sergeant 3-2-1 2 1 426 1 9 Jt DONALD EUGENE WHISTLER Boulder, Colorado M-1 An Army man from birth, Whis has chosen to remain in the Service and make the Army his career. By his victories over the Academic and Tactical Depart- ments, Whis has convinced his numerous friends of his interest and ability for his chosen profession. An efficient, amiable, easy-going fellow, Whis has shown his talent for ultimately obtaining success in any task he may undertake. Gymnastics 4-3-2-1 Minor A Cheerleader 2-1 Corporal 2 Supply Sergeant 1 RICHARD ARTHUR WHITE Austin, Texas 1-2 A " brat " and a distinguished graduate of the Air Force, Dick has never been away from his one true love, the Army. He intends to leave it in the future only for a thirty year career in the Air Force. The boundless energy with which Dick attacks a problem and his radiant good humor will serve him well in the Army, just as it has seen him through many an obstacle at the Academy. Fencing 4-3-2 Tennis 4 Camera Club 1 Catholic Choir 4-3-2-1 Ski Club 2-1 Sergeant 1 STEPHEN J. WHITE Austin, Texas C-2 Having gained admission to West Point, Steve found Plebe year quite active. Numerous " training " hikes added outdoor walking to his other interests — wrestling, swimming, riding, and skiing. He man- aged to keep just ahead of the Academic Board by studying twice a year. Steve loved a good joke and added his White-isms wherever possible. He looks forward to an Air Corps career. Swimming 4 Track 4 Ski Club 3-2-1 Art Club 2-1 4 9 427 m JAMES ALEXANDER WHITMARSH, JR. Long Beach , California M-2 Whitey, the All-American Boy, hit West Point with a year of college and a year ' s service in the Navy behind him. With his constant praise of it we suspect that this displaced Swede from Minnesota is a member of the California Chamber of Commerce, but it is known that he has an enthusiasm for talking, playing, fishing, and working. A son of one service, he will go far in the other. Dialectic Society Business Manager Corporal Supply Sergeant JOHN DAVID WIGHTMAN St. Louis, Missouri H-2 With his father and brother in the Air Force, Skeezix began his Army career by way of the famous USMAP ' s at Cornell. Now well settled into the military life, he chooses the pole-vault as his most serious outside in- terest. He is anxious to graduate and begin what will surely be a conscientious and loyal thirty years ser- vice. " A beast barracks buddy forever calling for a taxi. " Track Radio Club Chess Club Sergeant WILLIAM HALE WILBUR, JR. Highland Park, Illinois C-1 Bill came from an Army family and served as an enlisted man in the Army before entering the Military Academy. He brought an exuberant spirit and a sense of humor that have never been dampened. No matter how thick the gloom appears, he always has a big smile, a slap on the back, and a joke to tell. Bill has acquired many lasting friendships with his sharp wit and friendlv manner. French Club 4-3-2-1 Model Railroad Club 2-1 Adjutant Sailing Club 3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Water Polo Club 4-3 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 428 1 9 EDWARD BURKE WILFORD, 3RD Mcrion, Pennsylvania E-2 After two years service and three tries, Ed entered Woo Poo in true college fashion, stopping at two of the USMAP cultural centers, Cornell and Amherst Colleges. During his visit here, the Suburban Phila- delphia lawyer received more than his share of week- ends, tours, and benos. Eddy is certain that the only solution consists of longer weekends and the Air Force — Rockets, naturally. Football 4 General Committee 2-1 Lacrosse 4 Pistol Club 2 Soccer 3 Radio Club 2 Squash 4-3-2-1 Russian Club 2 Minor A Skeet Club 3-2-1 Automobile Committee 1 Sunday School Teacher 4-3-2 Chapel Cho r 4 Corporal 2 Chess Club 3 Lieutenant 1 Debate Council 4 TILTON LEE WILLCOX Wilson, North C arolina M-1 Hailing from the tobacco country of the Tar Heel State, Wilco settled down in Yankee territory via the University of North Carolina, the Army, and Cornell. At home with short femmes and on the diving board, he also found time for photography, weight lifting, and wrestling. Wilco ' s friendliness, determination, sincerity, and big smile will win him success in what- ever he undertakes. Swimming 4-3 Skeet Club 1 Wrestling 4 Weight Lifting Club 3-2-1 Special Programs Radio Club 2 Committee 4-3-2 Model Airplane Club 2-1 Camera Club 3-2 Pistol Club 2-1 Treasurer Howitzer Photographer 3 Custodian Sergeant 1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 MURRAY WINN WILLIAMS Washington, D. C. A-1 Arriving at the Academy wearing the calm, debonair air of a sleuth on vacation, this thoroughly likeable chap soon demonstrated to friends and upperclasses that the nation ' s capital turned men out. We shall not soon forget Murray ' s wit, his exemplary set of values, and his quiet unassuming manner of doing to perfec- tion all his endeavors. Here was a man we were proud to call our friend. Lacrosse Coach Camera Club Duty Committee Honor Committee 1 Hundredth Night Show 4 3-2-1 1 Russian Club Sailing Club Ski Club Press Representative Corporal Lieutenant 4 9 429 m. T THOMAS HUTCHINS WILLIAMS, JR. Frederick, Maryland G-2 Having completed the fundamentals of college and two years in the Army, Willy, a Maryland boy, arrived at West Point to face another problem — West Point. Academics and sports both proved a successful part of his cadet career. Willy has made innumerable friends, and no matter where he will be friends will be close at hand. Being calm and industrious, Willy cannot fail to succeed in his career. Soccer Corporal Captain 4-3-2 2 1 DAN HUGH WILLIAMSON, JR. Winder, Georgia D-1 This stalwart rebel sprang from Georgia ' s fertile soil and came to West Point after three years at V.M.I. Consequently, plebe year and academics presented few unfamiliar difficulties. His capable, unassuming man- ner produced superlative results in everything the Academy had to offer. A true " Southern Gentleman, " Dan has all the qualities and traits essential to a successful Army career. Radio Club 3 Wrestling 2 Ski Team 3 Ski Club 3-2 Pistol Club 2 Corporal 2 Captain 1 JAMES ALEXANDER WILLSON, III Little Rock, Arkansas F-1 In Jim we have a touch of VMI tradition, " three semesters " in the Navy, and a staunch West Point spirit combined in one. He is also a true propounder of the " Arkansas Poop " and would very likely be wear- ing stars if it weren ' t for his long string of goat room- mates. His loss though has gained him many a warm friendship. " Nature ' s Wonder State " can be proud of this Southern Gentleman. Ski Club 3-2-1 Camera Club 2-1 Ring Committee 4-3-2-1 Hundredth Night Sho« 4 Press Representative 3-2 Bugle Notes 4-3-2-1 Corporal 2 Captain 1 430 1 9 M ARNOLD WINTER New York, New York L-2 Out of the Northeastern corner of Pennsylvania canic this witty character, saturated with the desire to pursue the highest in composers and authors. Always tops academically, amiable Arnold employed his time clicking cameras, reading world affairs, or pursuing Morpheus. His wit, easy going manner, gift for pur- suit of females and tall glasses place him tops as a friend and companion. Pointer Dialectic Society Camera Club 3-2 Corporal Sergeant JOHN BEUGNOT WOGAN, JR. Oteen, North Carolina -1 Jack, with the devil in his eye, took over West Point and then did everything to make sure it was done right; but still Jac-Quays did not forget to be the master of the well known Khayyam doctrine — to live! Convinced in his philosophies, which in turn bettered ours, John took things as they came and returned them with an enriched personification from which we all benefitted. Football 4 Class Historian 2-1 Swimming 4 Dialectic Society 2-1 Howitzer 4-2-1 Catholic Choir 4-3-2-1 Pointer 2-1 Election Committee 3-2 Associate Ed tor Hundredth Night Show 1 Weight Lifting Club 2-1 Co-Author Russian Club 2-1 Corporal 2 Ski Club 3-2-1 Sergeant 1 FRANCIS ANTHONY WOLAK Clifton, New Jersey K-1 Probably the most particular man in the Corps, Frank ' s few successes at dragging have been more than made up in everything else. His stars showed the light to many a goat. A bulwark of intermurder teams, he has added to the tradition of the mighty runts. Frank is going to end up right where he started, a lieutenant in the Engineers, and he will always be a credit to that branch. Tennis 4 Missal Reader 4-3 Numerals Russian Club 2 Acolyte 2-1 Weight Lifting Club 2 Catholic Choir 4-3-2 Corporal 2 Honor Committee 2-1 Lieutenant 1 Chairman 4 9 431 JAMES CARVER WOOD, JR. Shelby, North Carolina E-1 Store-bought shoes and the Academic Department were the big problems for Woody during his four years at the Academy. By dividing his time equally — one half for letters to Duke and one half for poop sheets and used car prices — he managed to squeeze by the Academic Department. The merging of Duke and West Point in June is his favorite subject, barring none. Here ' s to the cup. . . . Swimming Camera Club 4 2 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Weight Lifting Club 3-2-1 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 Battalion Sergeant Major DONALD REY WOODS Oklahoma City, Oklahoma B-1 Oklahoma has its politicians and they succeeded in sending one of their best men to West Point. Three semesters at Texas A. M., terms at Purdue and Cornell, combat service with the 63rd Division, coupled with his masterful talent for making friends explains his success. His past achievements cannot fail to foretell a brilliant future. Swimming 4 Hop Committee 4-3-2-1 Art Club 3 French Club 2-1 Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 President Hundredth Night Show 4-3 Lieutenant 1 Glee Club 4-3-2-1 JOHN DONALD WOODSON Sioux City, Iowa L-2 Johnny came to West Point determined to make the most of his opportunities while here at the Academy. John was a veritable whirlwind of activity and his varied interests included swimming, skating, and dancing. His caricatures of the " Bat " and the " Burd " were good for innumerable laughs when times got dull. Formerly an Air Corps Officer, Johnny has chosen Airborne as his branch. Weight Lifting Club 3-2-1 Ski Club 4-3-2-1 Chapel Choir 4-3-2 Howitzer 4 Glee Club 3-2 Hundredth Night Show 3 Corporal 2 Supply Sergeant 1 432 1 9 m WILLIAM C. WORKINGER Washington, D. C. C-1 From " A " to " B " to " C " companies " Smirk " drifted with the vicissitudes of the Tactical Depart- ment — and even this failed to penetrate the imper- turbable calm with which he took the numerous rigors of Kaydet life. Bill worked and played, laughed and worried — but all in moderation. His common-sense, congenial friendship, and devoted loyalty carved for him a place in the hearts of all. Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 JAMES HENRY WROTH Westfield, New Jersey D-2 Many cadets wonder what it is like to have an easy time in academics . . . well, for Jim it was an easy time. Nevertheless, Jim, " Fugitive of the Five Year Plan, " Wroth imparted his talents unselfishly. His natural consideration of others and loyalty to his friends give us the prerogative of wishing him the best of luck, as if he needed it, and of thanking him for being a good wife. Debate Council Rifle Squash Club Ski Club Pistol Club Skeet Club 4 4-3-1 3 3-2-1 2-1 1 Sergeant 1 HUGH WYNNE Hanford, California I-l Viewing these grey walls after spending twenty-four months with the Infantry, Bud had no problem of adjustment. He was a keen wit, as much at home in the first section as with a full house in his hand. Bud not only made many friends but gained well-deserved respect by his quiet efficient manner. This loyal son of the Golden State will make a big score in the great game of life. Track 4-3-2 French Club Numerals General Committee Camera Club 2 Corporal Chess Club 4-3-2-1 Sergeant Chapel Choir 2 4 9 433 m EVERETT JACOB YACKER Washington, D. C. G-2 After two years in the Army, Yak entered West Point and made the service his career. Yak turned his ath- letic prowess to soccer and handball and his free Sunday afternoons to bridge. He has 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. He is sure to make his Army career a success. Football 4 Soccer 4-3-2 Monogram Handball Club 3-2-1 Span ish Club 2 Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 JOSEPH JONES YEATS Templeton, California 1-2 From sunny California comes a golden-voiced Forty- niner. Never worrying about, academics, Joe devoted much time to coaching others. Sundays find him add- ing to the choir ' s volume, while dragging, riding, and reading good books account for the rest of his spare time. This " brat ' s " ability and initiative coupled with West Point ' s training have given the Army a valuable officer. Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 Debating Council 4 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 EDWARD KELLER YELLMAN Lexington, Kentucky M-2 The strength of Ed ' s character lies in his loyalty to his high ideals and his many friends, his enthusiasm for doing a good job, and his ability to win and hold friends. A tall, goodlookinglad from " Ole Kaintuck, " Ed divides his time between playing basketball and promoting his many loves. To his next job Ed carries with him the flanker spirit and lasting friendship of M Company. Football Basketball 4 4-3-2-1 Numerals Monogram Election Committee Corporal Lieutenant 2 2 1 434 1 9 n JOHN HOWARD YEPSEN Valley City, North Dakota 1-2 " Sir, Cadet Yepsen reports to the first sergeant of 8th Company ... " Nifty was much the same as now — efficient, happy, and strongly addicted to rainbow ties and J. C. Penney products. John is a finished ex- pert on the world affairs of Time and S. E. P. Here ' s to our John, may his golden locks glow ever more brightly. Camera Club 2-1 Chapel Choir 4-? Duiv Committee 1 Glee Club 4-1 Handball Club 2-1 Pistol Club 2-1 Weight Lifting Club 3-2 Sergeant 1 LEWIS L. ZICKEL Montclair, New Jersey K-1 One of Montclair ' s native sons. Lew came to the Point from " civilization. " Although he wore his stars in his eyes, he took the Graphics Department by storm with plain and fancy drawing. A first section story teller, always cheerful, and full of fun, Lew was an ideal roommate. His unquenchable optimism and his many interests will take Lew far along the road to the top. Gymnastics 4 Jewish Choir 2-1 Spanish Club 2-1 Howitzer 2-1 Sergeant 1 Guidon Bearer ELSWORTH JAMES ZIMMERMAN Homerville, Ohio G-1 A loyal and true son of the Buckeye state, Zeke came to West Point after a year and a half in the Army Air Corps. He could well be termed a hive who always had a helping hand for his goatier fellow cadets. Zeke has a quiet and willing nature and a methodical per- sistence that will carry him through to success in and retain the staunch loyalty of his wide circle of friends. Honor Committee Model Railroad Club Stars 3 Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 2-1 4 9 435 The Class of 1949 gratefully acknowledges its indebted- ness to all those friends who helped to make this How- itzer possible. In particular it wants to give recognition to the following people for their unfailing cooperation and willing assistance throughout the production of the book: Mr. George I. Heffernan Lt. Col. W. D. McKinley Miss Hope White Mr. Michael Krasner Mr. Charles Wielert Sergeant Lucien Fugere Mr. Robert J. Lovell Mr. Karl F. Hausauer Mrs. Edith White 436 TO ALL GRADUATES, FORMER CADETS, AND FRIENDS OF WEST POINT: My purpose is to inform you about the Associa- tion of Graduates, U.S.M.A., to tell you what the Association is, what it is for, and to acquaint you with some of its present plans, projects and opera- tions. The Association is incorporated under the laws of the State of New York and is composed of all graduates and former cadets of West Point who have assented to its Constitution and By-Laws. Approximately 95 per cent of our more than 11,000 living graduates, and many former cadets who are not graduates, are members of the Association. The purpose of the Association, as presently stated, is: " To acquire and disseminate information on the history, activities, objectives and methods of the United States Military Academy; to acquire and preserve historical materials relating to that insti- tution; and to encourage and foster the study of military science there by young men. " The Association is trying to have West Point better known throughout the country. A very small percentage of our people really know much about West Point. The principal means by which the Association regularly disseminates accurate information about West Point and the achieve- ments of its graduates is through the publications which the Association sponsors. The REGISTER OF GRADUATES AND FORMER CADETS, U.S.M.A., published annually, includes in concise form a summary of the record of each graduate and of each former cadet about which this information can be obtained. ASSEMBLY, our quarterly alumni magazine, includes current information about the Military Academy and, in addition, is the principal medium by which up-to-date news concerning their members is disseminated by the various classes. In addition to these publications the Association is now sponsoring the preparation of a book, MEN OF WEST POINT, which will be published and ready for distribution in 1952, during the Sesqui-Centennial Celebration of the founding of the Military Academy. This book will delineate, against a background of American History, the notable achievements of our many outstanding graduates who have rendered great services to the nation in war and peace. There are many other things — all of them in the best interests of West Point and in promoting a better understanding throughout the nation of the fundamental position which the Academy occupies in the destiny of our democracy which should be done and which the Association of Graduates can do if the means are provided for the expansion of its facilities and operations. The Association needs more funds to accomplish its mission more completely. The large classes of recent years have greatly increased the size of our Association; new activities have been undertaken; the cost of labor and materials and everything else has skyrocketed; and the income from sources now available to us is not sufficient to permit the Asso- ciation to do many things that urgently need to be done. What can our alumni, scattered throughout the world, do to help the Association accomplish its mission fully? My answer to this question is: Put yourselves in a position to know what ' s go- ing on at West Point and be able to answer intelli- gently questions raised by candidates, the parents of candidates, and others interested in West Point. Equip yourselves with accurate information about the Academy and transmit this information to others of your community. Join the Association of Graduates, a local West Point Society if practicable, and subscribe for the two periodic publications of the Association, that is, the REGISTER OF GRADUATES and ASSEM- BLY. ' isit West Point as often as you can and see for yourself what is going on at the Academy. Make cash contributions to the Association an- nually if you can (such contributions are deductible on your income tax returns) and include the Asso- ciation as a beneficiary in your will and in the final distribution of your estate (such bequests are also tax exempt). Your reward? An opportunity to serve one of the truly great institutions of the world and partially to repay the great debt we all will always owe our Alma Mater. C. L. FENTON, 04 Brigadier General, U.S.A., Retired President 437 official Photographer to tke 53rd Edition of the HOWITZER Congratutatlons to The Class of 1949 and Thanks for your cordial patronage. We hope we may continue to be of service to you. i 520 FIFTH AVENUE • N E W YORK 1 8, N. Y. Est. 1886 438 1 J ' l Z. w ul and see f H ERE ' S one army you ' re going to want to sign up with for a good long hitch. It ' s the growing band of happy folks who are stepping out in tidy new Buicks — and they ' ve got plenty to sound off about. Mobility, for instance. 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Able to lly ■ SO.OOO lb. loads at 300 mph, the DC-6A vvil ' l make available to the military services a cargo transport of rugged dependability, cajiable of supplying world-wide bases in any kind of national emergency. IIOLICI.AS AIR(RAFT ((IMPANV. IM:. 447 Braunell Ltd. MANUFACTURERS OF Junior Missy Coats Suits 262 WEST 38th STREET NEW YORK 18, N. Y. THOMAS LUCKESE BRYANT 9 9071 9072 448 5 CROSS ROADS OF THE WORLD • CROSS ROADS OF THE WORLD q ' MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT THE ASTOR •f For more than 40 years, the Hotel Astor has been the New York headquarters for Army men, their families and friends. You can always count on a real welcome when you come to this best-located of all New York hotels. CROSS ROADS OF THE WORLD • CROSS ROADS OF THE WORLD -n Home of the COLUMBIA ROOM BROADWAY COCKTAIL LOUNGE I ASTOR BAR HUNTING ROOM ASTOR ROOF [Summer] CROSS ROADS OF THE WORLD 449 kSail a Straight Course yldd Regit la rly to a Savings Account in THE SEAMEN ' S BANK for SAVINGS Chartered LS29 • Member Federal Deposil Insurance Corporalion Main Office: 74 Wall Street, New York 5, N. Y. Midtown Office: 20 East 45th Street, New York 17, N.Y. Allotments Accepted Banking By Mail Foreign Remittances United States Travelers Cheques Savings Bonds America ' s Foremost Heavy Duty Truck ' ' Distinguished Service " in every heavy duty truck Job FWD four-wheel drive trucks enjoy a distinctive history of outstanding performance both in military and civilian truck service. Wherever trucks have important work to do, — FWD ' s are " on the job " serving dependahlv and econoniicallv. BUILT BY THE FOUR WHEEL DRIVE AUTO CO. CLINTONVILLE WISCONSIN iSIGIM SINCE 1868 X. S. MEYER IMC. New York 16, N.Y. 450 Copynghc 19 9. Liggett Mvirs Ti 451 Rock River Woolen Mills JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN Manufacturers of FINE WOOLEN FABRICS Specializing Automobile Upholstery — Marine Uniform Cloth Sportswear Fabrics A Restaurant with a Single Purpose: The Preparation and serving of the FINEST STEAKS AND CHOPS • LUNCHEON DINNER AFTER-THEATRE SPECIALS • COCKTAIL LOUNGE 4 PL 9-7454 i V ' 50 ciK. for large-run stampings . . . call on j Q Mullinsl ii For o er fifty years. Mullins experts have been convertinj; ' some of the most complex forgings and castings into metal stamijings . . . from washing machine tubs to truck assemblies, iiom tractors to kitchen sinks. The result in e ery case has been lo ere(l costs, faster produc- tion, lighter-weight products and refinement of product design. ; Even when it appears that there is no place for stampings in large-run parts . . . even when stampings are already used . . . a talk « ilh Mullins may easily mean a major step forward in production processes. Just phone or write— MULLINS MANUFACTURING CORPORATION SALEM, OHIO Design engineering service • Large pressed metal ports Porcelain-enomeled products MiiiBm m SKDUHAS THEATRES y iji umen (Ifi 1 1501 BROADWAY, NEW YORK CITY 452 No. 1241 OUR ORDERS CALL FOR QUALITY At Stetson we have been supplying Army orders for of ficers ' shoes since before the Spanish War. To us these orders mean top quaUty . . . Stctso?i ' s best, from start to finish . . . the clioicest material, the most carefvd workmanship. You will approve of Stetsons. They carry out their assign- ments smartl} ' , comfortably, dependably. The Stetson Shoe Company, Inc. South Weymouth 90, Massachusetts STETSON SHOES More by the Pair less by the Year 453 THE HERFF-JDNES CD ■P Class Rings Manufacturers of OFFICIAL U.S.M.A. JEWELRY " A " Pins Miniatures Wedding Bands Thanks the Class of 1949 For their patronage, and tvishes them every success. Eastern Division 14 Park Place Newark, N. J. John S. Stephens District Manager MOHAWK COACH LINES INC oDaiiu (I5u.5 e TO AND FROM WEST POINT and NEW YORK CITY Deluxe Buses to Charter for All Occasions Phone or Write 149 UBERTY STREET LITTLE FERRY, N. J. Phone: HAckensack 2-2244 74 MAIN STREET HIGHLAND FALLS, NEW YORK Phone: 323 454 OFFICERS ' UNIFORMS and CIVILIAN CLOTHES Good Designing, Good Materials, and Good Tailor- ing! . . . takes all three if your Uniforms and Civilian Clothes are going to give you a full measure of Satisfaction. One without the other can ' t do the job alone. And a good way to be sure you ' re getting all three is to make sure the label ' s Rogers Peet. Q ii e im A f c tzi f€ic 6t In New York: Fifth Ave. al 4 1st St. Thirteenth Street Jl Broadway Warren Street at Broadway And in Boston: Trcmont St. j Bromfield St. 455 ■r MacDOUGALD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY GENERAL CONTRACTORS ATLANTA, GEORGIA CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA USE LESS OIL USE LESS GASOLINE GET MORE POWER with PREMIUM Sinclair Opaline Motor Oil REG U. S. PAT. OFF. See your Sinclair Dealer BALL, ROLLER THRUST BEARINGS 30 YEARS of continuous bearings service to automotive and industrial needs. Let us handle your bearings problems. LARGE STOCK ON HAND— Mail and Phone Orders Solicited. BEARINGS SPECIALTY CO. 665 Beacon St., Boston 15, Mass. (At Kenmore Sq.) Phones: KENmore 6-2209, 6-22 10, 6-9433, COMmonwealth 6-6914 456 AVIATION RESEARCH ' Aviation research takes to the air every day at Sperry. In thousands of flights, engineers obtain accurate data to test current developments in aviation . . . anticipate needs for new equipment. This continuous research helps the airlines cut operating costs . . . make air travel more and more attractive . . . increase passenger and cargo loads. The " Flight Center " at MacArthur Field, Long Island is sup- ported by the entire Sperry research and engineering organization. These groups — working with the research facilities of the airlines — constantly strive to develop aviation equipment that increases schedule reliability and confidence in air transportation. i A specific example of Sperry- Airline research coojjeration is the Engine Analyzer — a " trouble shooter " that checks engine performance during flight, saves valuable time on the ground. The idea of the Engine Analyzer originated with an airline, was developed by Sperry with their cooperation. i And from knowledge of airline requirements, gained in actual flight, Sperry has developed other equip- ment such as the Speny A-12 Gyro- pilot for smooth, level flight . . . the Automatic Approach Control to guide every airliner safely down to the run- way . . . the Gyrosyn Compass and other flight instruments for accurate information on position and direction. « Meanwhile, Sperr) ' research and engineering development laboratories are working on tomorrow ' s aviation problems while finding new and better solutions to today ' s. SPERRY GYROSCOPE COMPANY DIVISION OF THE SPERRY CORPORATION • GREAT NECK, N.Y. NEW YORK • CLEVELAND • NEW ORLEANS • LOS ANGELES • SAN FRANCISCO • SEATTLE 457 WARNER WOVEN LABEL CO., INC. Manufacturers of Fine Woven Labels for Nearly One- Half Century • 200 Fifth Avenue, New York 10, N. Y. Factory - Paterson, N. J. ■r Milling Machines Grinding Machines Screw Machines Machinists ' Tools Electronic Measuring Equipment Cutters and Hobs Arbors and Adapters Screw Machine Tools Vises and Pumps Itl.C Permanent Magnet n Chucks [P BROWN SHARPE MFG. CO. PROVIDENCE 1, R.I. . OA Sf £ivJoy£ i OUSH THe ivi ' ' ■ ...ALL TH FROM THE THOUSAND WINDOW BAKERIES OF Sufish nc BlSCUlfs. m The Waverly Oil Works Company Pittsburgh, Pa. f ej-inefS of J- ennSiituania ( mae S ince 1 880 458 Oi o« ' )f) OUR 37th YEAR . . . serving Post Exchanges with Fine Diamonds — Lyceum Watches -Stylish Jewelry and a wide variety of gifts for all occasions —properly priced. If our catalog is not available at your Post Exchange, kindly communicate with us. When in New Yo rk visit our Salesrooms. L C. MAYERS CO. INCORPORATED 545 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK 17, N. Y. 459 ■T MUrray Hill 6-4662 ♦ STOCK CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL NEW YORK 1, N. Y. CHOICE TICKETS TO ALL THEATRES OPERAS AND CONCERTS SPORTING EVENTS MUTUAL THEATRE TICKET CO 134 WEST 48 ST., (HOTEL FLANDERS) Between 6th and 7th Aves. NEW YORK, N. Y. Telephone Plaza 7-2440 WE ACCEPT WITH PLEASURE, YOUR ORDERS BY MAIL, WIRE, TELEPHONE ASBESTOS SIDING ASPHALT FELT ASPHALT SHINGLES BUILDING PAPER BRICKS. BLOCKS CEMENT. GALV. SHEETS GALV. PIPE ALDREDGE GENERAL SUPPLY CO. Phone BE. 4451 PAINT • HARDWARE AND BUILDING MATERIALS 2560-2566 Bankhead Highway, N. W. ATLANTA, GEORGIA James H. Aldredge, President INSULATION INSULATION BOARD LATH. LIME NAILS, PAINT PLASTER, SAND SEWER PIPE WALLBOARD 460 AEROL LANDING GEAR " " " " " Of CIEVEUND PNEUMATIC TOOL Used on World ' s Largest Bomber ■HjL sup] For nsarly a quaxter-centuiy aerols have led the way in airciaft landing gear. Today, with a new, young, enthusiastic management — . . . the same group of competent engineers . . . the same force of skilled artisans . . . up-to-the-minute plant and tools we are busy, as always, serving the aii- ciaft industry. Besides aerols proper, we are manufacturing the various elements of mounting and re- tracting mechanisms — supports, actuators, trunnion units, drag struts and links, jury link assemblies and miscellaneous parts included in the landing gear. Ask our Engineering Department for design data sheets on which information can be supplied for service in making estimates. Ueno£i J(yi WanaUono£„,ainlegAerolonaB.36 I-d.ng gear retracted into Wing of ship.- , CDc Ufjtcu t THE CLEVELAND PNEUMATIC TOOL COMPANY 3781 EAST 77th STREET • CLEVELAND 5, OHIO 461 I ' ' .fipf ' UMITED-5TATE5- MILM AR - ACADE • WEST POINT •••UEW-VOR.K- ■DEL.AMO-fc -Al DWCH - AKCMITECT - The SUBMARINE Comes Into Its Own It was 49 years ago that the U. S. Navy commissioned its first sub- marine, the Holland, built by the Electric Boat Company. She was an experiment, regarded by many as of doubtful value. Since those pioneering days, EBCo has built hundreds of submersibles for the Navy. During this period the Navy ' s submarine service has dramatically demonstrated its effectiveness in both defensive and offensive naval warfare. Perhaps the greatest strides in submarine efficiency were made during World War II, when with only 1.6% of the Navy ' s total personnel, U. S. subs accounted for 52% of all Jap ships sunk by any means, including aircraft. Today many naval planners regard the submarine as the capital war- ship of the future. Here at EBCo we are working in conjunction with the Navy to develop undersea craft of unmatched speed, safetv and fighting power. Our country must keep paci to keep the ptact. I I 4 WlfM $00 Giiatd ibeR( Coo f of ilie g ' ttiei ELECTRIC BOAT COMPANY New York Office 445 Park Avenue, New York Cjtv Groton, Connecticut Other Plants Bavonne, N. J. Montreal. Canada 462 14 n The Electronic Foghorn penetrates " pea-soup " Jog over great distances. A new voice with an old message " Lightship ahead " , the foghorn warns. But this time, it ' s the RCA elec- tronic foghorn that does it. Soon to be installed on a Coast Guard remotely controlled lightship, the RCA electronic foghorn is the first high-power electronically operated equipment ever built for use as a fog signalling device. Conservation of energy is but one of the advantages of the electronic foghorn. It permits the use of a select combination offrequencies which have greater attention-getting qualities. In addition, dynamic speaker mechan- isms with horn-type sound projectors provide better directivity, and con- centrate sound energy in directions where it is most needed. Consideration of problems such as were presented by the Coast Guard ' s electronic foghorn are the daily con- cern of RCA engineers. The activities of RCA embrace all phases of research and engineering in the science of radio communications and electronics on land, sea, and in the air. RCA electronic foghorn for a remotely con- trolled lightship. It contains 180 loud- speakers mounted on a pentagon structure. Other types of electronic foghorns lend themselves to remote control installations on desolate points of land or small islands. RADIO CORPORATION of AMERICA ENGINEERING PRODUCTS OERARTMENT. CAMDEN. N.J. In Canada: RCA VICTOR Company Limited, Montreal 463 ■» the name that ' s OFFICIAL with America JUST PUBLISHED WEBSTER ' S .NEW COLLEGIATE] DICTIONARY The result of more than one hundred years of dictionary-making experience by the famous Merriam-Webster Editorial Staff. Backed by the experience of making five previous editions of Webster ' s Collegiate . . . Each proven to be the " best handy-size dictionary " of its time. 1,230 Pages, 125,000 Entries 2,300 Terms Illustrated. G. C. MERRIAM COMPANY Springfield 2, Mass. The well-kept appearance of U. S. M. A. floors at West Point, reflect the efficiency of PONSELL machines which have contributed in a large measure to their general maintenance for over thirty vears. PONSELL FLOOR MACHINE CO., Inc. 220 West 19th Street NEW YORK 11, N.Y. BRANCHES IN ALL PRINCIPAL CITIES Ponsell Products are backed by over 35 years electrical and manufacturing experience. Ljreetinad to the ( lass of 49 from the (J ebi anon woolen IllUllis ma kers of all-wool quality blankets Lebanon, Tenn. 40 Worth St., New York 464 CIVIL AND MILITARY TAILORS AND OUTFITTERS Esfablished 1750 SPECIAL EXPORT FACILITIES 4 NEW BURLINGTON STREET REGENT ST., LONDON, W.I AND BRANCHES In Absentia We would like to have been there with you when the diplomas were passed out. We would like to have shaken hands with each member of the graduating class. Since that wasn ' t possible, will you, the Class of ' 49, accept our sincere congratulations and best wishes for your continued success. In the past, West Pointers have been honored with positions of great responsibility . . . as our Military Leaders, Secretaries of State, Heads of our great Universities, Foreign Ambassadors, and even Presidents of these United States. We feel confident that the Class of ' 49 will serve our country with equal distinction. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SCRANTON, PA. Established 1863 MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION 465 ' Best Wishes fo the Class of ig4g Stan dard Business M aehines Corp oration Standard Duplicators — Systems— -Supplies 215 Fourth Avenue New York City We Congratulate . . . Robert T. Marsh, Editor-in-Chief Abner B. Martin, Business Manager Baker, Jones, Hausauer, Inc., Printers For the splendid Job they have done in producing this 1949 Howitzer It has been a privilege for us [as it has been many times during the past 26 years) to bind this outstanding annual. J. F. TAPLEY CO. BOOKBINDERS Long Island City 1, N. Y. est W ' JieS to West Point DUVAL FABRICS CORPORATION 1412 BROADWAY Wr. SiJneu 3ranU NEW YORK CITY 466 o e • • • • « WANT TO VISIT STRANGE LANDS . . . TONIGHT? YOU ' LL FIND THEM ALL ON THE DIAL • • • • • hallicrafters NO OTHER RADIO OFFERS • Such coverage of broadcasts practically anywhere in the world— AM or FM! • Such high fidelity reception on all waye bands — stand- ard broadcast, FM, or shortwaye — like magic this receiyer searches out stations unheard on ordinary radios! • Such flexibihty of control — six degrees of selectiyity, separate sensitiyity and yolume controls, automatic noise eliminator. • Such ease of tuning — six broad scales, with over 150 stations marked; calibration oscillator for spotting fre- YcSf there ' s no other radio like this new SX-62! Truly an instrument of the gods that opens to you a new kind of radio enjoyment! quencies. the hallicrafters co 4401 W. Fifth Ave., Chicago 24, III. MANUFACTURERS OF PRECISION RADIO TELEVISION EQUIPMENT 467 Of course, she married him for his North Star Blankets — what girl wouldn ' t! Maybe the North Stars you ' ve been sleeping under the past few years are not exactly a hope chest item, still they ' re blood kin to the frothy, fleecy, ribbon-bound blankets made for brides. Same fine 100% pure wool . . . same double-napping for double warmth . . same long-lasting comfort. When you pick out a bride, better pick out a pair of North Stars to match! 100% PURE WOOL NORTH STAR WOOLEN MILL CO., CONTRACT DEPT., MINNEAPOLIS 1, MINNESOTA Suppliers of blankets to the Academy Jor nearly 40 years. i onafu tuiationd to tke CLASS DF 1949 HOTEL FAIRGROUNDS ... ST. LOUIS, MO. HOTEL WESTLAKE . . . CLEVELAND, OHIO HOTEL MARYLAND . . . CHICAGO, ILL INTERSTATE MANAGEMENT CORPORATION Rudolph Heiser, Jr., President 900 North Rush Street Chicago 11, III. 468 Keeping a great Aviation Tradition From three great pioneer?; of hea ier-than-air flying. Glenn H. Curti?s and the Wright Brothers — Curtiss- ' right derives both its name and its tradition of long- range planning and research. Long-range planning and research preceded the world ' s first success Jul motorized flight liy the Wright Brothers on December 17, 1903 in a Wright plane powered bv a Wright engine . . . preceded, too. the first official flight ever recorded in tlie United States . . . made in 1008 in a ]ilane designed, powered and piloted by Glenn Curtiss. In the same pioneering spirit of the.-e great founders of modern aviation . . . but with far greater research and experimental facilities at their command . . . Curtiss- ' right engineers evolved airplanes, engines and propellers that saw action in every combat theater in the world during the war . . . and today fly on many leading commercial airlines. Todav. continuing research and development at Curtiss-Wright are evolving planes, engines and pro- jiellers that will keep the names Curtiss and Wright FIRST IN FLIGHT as they have for 46 years. CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION FIRST IN FLIGHT 30 ROCKEFELLER PLAZA g NEW YORK 20, NEW YORK Divisions of Curfiss-Wrlgfit Corpor of ro n : AIRPLANE DIVISION • WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL CORPORATION • PROPEllER DIVISION t G S SPRING CLUTCH CORPORATION • MARQUETTE METAL PRODUCTS COMPANY • VICTOR ANIMATOGRAPH CORPORATION 469 ( ompilmen CA in 4 West Publishing Company Law Book Publishers for the Nation ' s Lawyers ST. PAUL 2, MINNESOTA ST. THOMAS MILITARY ACADEMY A Catholic college-preparatory military school conducted by priests of the Archdiocese of St. Wul. Four years " essentially military " R.O.T.C. training. Fully accredited. Complete sports program, including pool, gymnasium. Located in the heart of the Twin Cities. Excellent air and rail transportation to all points. For information and catalogue, address Very Rev. Vincent J. Flynn, Ph.D., President St. Thomas Military Academy St. Paul 1, Minn. a friend 470 COUNTS WITH THE ARMY Regulation Military Academy Cuff Links with the name KREMENTZ are a symbol of correct style and fine quality. Year after year this (juality 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 GOLD. Jewelry of KREMENTZ QUALITY... correct for every occasion, military or civil, is available wher- ever fine jewelry is sold. FINE QUALITY JEWELRY Cuff Links K.ey Chains Tie Holders Pocket Knives Watch Bands Collar Holders Prices Range from $1.50 to $25.00 KREMENTZ CO. NEWARK, N. J. Distinguished among distinguished hotels ■ The Special Rates for Cadets Barclay ill : EW YOIIK 111 East 48th St., New York, 17 Williom H. Rorke, Manager Member; Realty Hotels, Inc. Frank W. Regan, President PRAGUE PIONEERS OF ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC PROGRESS CAPACITORS RESISTORS CEROC T high temperature magnet wire SPRAGUE ELECTRIC COMPANY North Adams, Mass. TRADEMARK REGISTERED 471 Plymouth ' s new special deluxe is featured above. Brilliant new styling is combined with outstanding riding comfort, increased roominess, and sweeping mechanical improve- ments in the new line of Plymouth automobiles. Completely redesigned, the new Plymouth has a longer wheelbase for a better ride and more road stability, but less front and rear overhang for easier parking and garaging. While the silhouette has been lowered and the width de- creased, there is more head and leg room and seats are wider. Typical of Plymouth ' s many refinements is the ignition-starter combination, with which a turn of the key starts the engine. The new Plymouths are sleek in appearance. New rear-end styling provides a graceful balance with the horizontal grille lines which em- phasize the broadness of the front. Fenders which blend perfectly into body lines are nevertheless separate and detachable, thus avoiding sheet metal panels so costly to repair or replace. The new Plymouth line includes nine distinct automobiles. Special deluxe and deluxe types are on a 118-inch wheelbase, one inch longer than last year ' s. Special deluxe models are: four-door sedan, club coupe, convertible club coupe and station wagon. In the deluxe group are the four-door sedan and the club coupe. In addition, Plymouth will build three deluxe models on a brand new 111-inch wheelbase, a two-door sedan, a three-passenger coupe, and a new body type, the Suburban. The 97 -horsepower engine has im- proved performance and efficiency with a new design cylinder head which increases compression ratio to 7 to 1. A new chrome plated compression piston ring red uces cylinder wear and provides greater protection during the break-in period. There are improved oil rings for greater oil economy, while a newly-designed intake manifold induces quicker, smoother engine warm-up and produces faster throttle response. Body styling which produces greater passenger room without ex- cessive bulk also increases visibility. V-type windshields have 37 percent more area and provide excellent vision without distortion. Windshield wipers clear 61.5 percent greater area and the rear window is 35.4 percent larger. MOUNTAIN GARAGE 70 Mountain Ave. Highland Falls, New York f oreman foreman eo.. inc. I4I2 BROADWAY. N. Y. f ol TELEPHONES CABLE ADDRESS ■ WHITEHAIL 4-5450-1-2-3 TERSTEVE, N . Y. TERMINAL STEVEDORING COMPANY, INC. TERMINAL OPERATORS GENERAL STEVEDORES 19 Rector Street New York 6, N. Y. All Tiffany Co. Jewelers Silversmiths Stationers They unfailing cuUterenmyof Tiffany Co. M tJwir traditional dtandairl of Quality xiad Integrity had been reax ni zed yby The Service tliroughgeneratlond Fifth Avenue 57™ Street New York 22,N.Y. 473 Diamond Solitaires Easily Selected, Hundreds of Designs Ask your PX or Cadet Store to show you Bennett Brothers Blue Book of Quality Diamonds. DIAMONDS WATCHES LADIES FURS JEWELRY PIPES ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES TELEVISION SETS SILVERWARE GIFTS OF ALL KINDS Exquisite Selections of Diamonds will be sent to Post Exchanges for inspection and approval on olhcial orders. When in New York oi Chii.igo come in to see lis. A Diamond Guarantee with every solitaire. On , ispLir .it the P X or Cadet Store. Cadets are cordially invited to visit our Show Rooms. BENNETT BROTHERS, INC. Diamonds, lewelers and Silv.-rsmiths Since 19J7 48 5 Fifth Ave., New York 30 E. Adams St., Chicago, 111- uiASHincTon D.C. cyA n... Of course you will en|oy your stay at the Annapolis. It is act- ually in the heart of the Capital • — only a fev minutes from the White House. It features on at- mosphere that is luxurious, yet comfortable and homelike. You will find too that rates are truly economical. Every convenience — every comfort and service is yours when you stop at Hotel Annapolis. . AnnAPOLis ELEVENTH TO TWELFTHokH STREET. N.W. 400 ROOMS 400 BATHS FROM J Om Single WITH RADIO V.sil the ANCHOR ROOM Cocklail Lounge Volume users of • and allied devices turn first to UNITED-CARR for cost-cutting design engineering m. UNITED-CARR FASTENER CORP — 4,il1j -v Cambridge 42, Mass. MAKtRS Of ffiSTCNeas THE HERALDRY OF MERIT The above Iradcinark lias carni ' d llu- riglil lo In- {•oii.sidercd as such. It sij;nHics a df|M-iidablf STANDARD of QUALITY that has alwavs been di.stiiiPtive and recognized. We are [inmd of ihis, as you men are of our eari ' er. ART CAP COMPANY, INC. 72 ' ) HROADW AY NKW YORK 3. N. Y 474 TH E MO s r n : a u tj f i l t j ng on wi ebl s l iit to do Something Mce for J i rse fF Lowest Priced Car with GM Hydra- Matic Drive Completely New Bodies by Fisher Pontiac Famous Improved Straight Eight and Six Cylinder Engines If you ' re going to order a new motor car — do something extra nice for yourself . . . and order a Pontiac! The 1949 Pontiac has everything it takes to make its owners very, very happy. It ' s the most beautiful thing on wheels. It is silken smooth, quick and powerful. It rides and handles like no other car on the highway. It is very economical, both to oper- ate and maintain. And it is designed and built to stay on the job for years and years. You ' d be more than pleased with Pontiac, we are sure. Owners say it is the most satisfactory car ever built. Better see your dealer today — and get your name on an order blank for the year ' s outstanding beauty. PONTIAC MOTOR DIVISION of GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION 475 Greetings and Best Wishes to the U. S. Military Academy Class of 1949 from Frank R. Jelleff Inc. Washington, D. C. With sizeable branch scores in Silver Spring anc Bethesda, Md., Shirlington, ' ' a., and on Upper Connecticut Ave. STEPHEN M, BULL INCORPORATED WHOLESALE GRDCERS 127 - 131 Front Street Newburgh, N. Y. 25 - Phones - 26 Fresh and Birdseye Frosted Fruits and Vegetables NORTHWESTERN FRUIT PRODUCE COMPANY 229-230 West Street New York City Shenango Pottery Co. NEW CASTLE, PA. Manufacturers of Cadet Mess China Fitrnisbed by Nathan Straus -Duparquet Inc. 33 E. 17th street NEW YORK 3, N. Y. Dealers in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Equipment 476 HERE IT S« NEW Mobiloil UNSURPASSED WsiMm Not Just One -but All 3 Modern Oil Quolitles — ' Defetyen P ES ' Wg fl fF YSS i High ViKDvlty Index— m«ani high r«slttiinci to changA In body und»r txlrsmti of heal and cold. 1 Free-Flowing— Here ' s fast en- • gine turno er— instant flow of lubricant to all parts. New Mobiloil ' s high V.I. and rich lubricating quali- ties result from years of research. 2 Full Protection— Choice stocks ■ and " built-in " cleaning proper- ties mean unsurpassed protection against friction, wear and deposits. Socony- Vacuum pioneered with sol- vent-refined oils, effective detergents to keep engines cleaner. 3 Top Economy— Special proc- • esses remove undesirable ele- ments-put in agents that retard cor- rosion, reduce trouble. Result: fewer repairs, greater operating economy. SOCONY-VACUUM OIL CO., INC. WORLD ' S BEST SELLER! A OW BEUEk THAN EVER! Mobilgas SOCONY-VACU At the Sign of Friendly Service 1 477 The Lum ' ' ' ' ! t Style 500 Brown and White Basket Weave or Style 700 Blue and White Basket Weave in ten piece sets. Thayer Gift Shop, Inc. West Point-New York LEATHER GOODS GLASSWARE SILVERWARE JEWELRY CHINA OFFERS GIFTS FOR Birthdays— Anniversaries— Weddings SPECIAL OCCASIONS at your service, down through the years BOOKS: The Army Wife Gridiron Grenadiers Officers Guide SILVER AND GOLD Tie Clasps Sober Pins Class Crests Particulars Furnished Upon Request Mrs. Margaret V. Snow . COUTURE FABRICS, LTD 1412 Broadway, New York City WHEN IN NEW YORK VISIT " JOE KING ' S " GERMAN - AMERICAN RATHSKELLER Good Food and Good Fellowship 17th Street 3rd Ave. 478 The GRUMMAN ALBATROSS, newest utility amphibian, is especially de- signed for rescue operations in the open sea. With powerful twin engines and a creiv of three it carries 14 pas- sengers as a personnel transport, 16 litter passengers in rescue operations, or more than two tons of cargo as a transport craft. Features of this amphibian are its fast take off and un- usual stability in icater landings. 479 INSURANCE AT COST AUTOMOBILE HOUSEHOLD PERSONAL PROPERTY ALL SAVINGS are Returned to Members Upon Expiration of Policy Simplicity of Operation and Direct Dealing with Members Permit LIBERAL Savings MEMBERSHIP RESTRICTED to Commissioned and Warrant Officers in Federal Services UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION A Non-profit Association establislied in 1922 HOME OFFICE: 1400 E. GRAYSON STREET Box 275 Grayson Street Station SAN ANTONIO 8, TEXAS OFFICIAL MANUFACTURERS OF WEST POINT BUTTONS FOR OVER A CENTURY SPECIFY WATERBURY BUTTONS FOR YOUR ARMY UNIFORMS WATERBURY BUTTON CO. DIVISION OF WATERBURY COMPANIES, INC. WATERBURY, CONN. First National Bank Highland Falls, N. Y. The Bank Nearest W est Point DIRECTORS Colonel Geo. M. Badger, C. A. C. Earl H. Blaik Brig. General C. L. Fenton, Retd. Abraham Kopald Theodore Michel George S. Nichols Colonel Hayden W. Wagner member federal deposit insurance corporation oof " Supersonic speeds are attained only by the latest combination of new metallurgical knowledge and new tooling methods — foremost of which is broaching. Lapointe engi- neers are proud that they have been chosen on many types of metal removing jobs in this new and relatively unknown field. Where precision is needed and production ilcmanded, broaching will do it quicker, better and cheaper. ' Too ing lor Jet Propulsion " , a lull color, M mm soured lilm U now ovailable to □ nd mechanical ngn mn ups. Write Dept. 53. Branch Factory ACHINE TOOL CO. Hudson, Massachuset ' ts Edgware • Middlesex • England Hudson, Massachusetts THE WORLD ' S OLDEST AND LARGEST MANUFACTURERS OF BROACHES AND BROACHING MACHINES 4 t 480 " Have a Coke " It ' s the friendly high-sign BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE COCA-COLA COMPANY BY THE COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY of N. Y., Inc. 481 The DARING NEW DODGE Designed and B uilt for Today ' s BIGGER TALLER, MORE ACTIVE AMERICANS LOWER OUTSIDE .... Higher Inside SHORTER OUTSIDE . . . Longer Inside NARROWER OUTSIDE . . Wider Inside VANDERZEE MOTORS 137 Mills Street INC. Newburgh, NY. A. A. LA FOUNTAIN, INC Builders HACKENSACK, NEW JERSEY Compiiments of a Friend 482 n IN OUR MEN ' S SHOPS YOU WILL FIND A COMPLETE SELECTION of CIVILIAN APPAREL FURNISHINGS and ACCESSORIES NEW YORK • BEVERLY HILLS DETROIT U. S. ARMY • • • ARMY NATIONAL For Forty -Two years the business of this Bank has been almost entirely with Army Personnel, stationed in all parts of the World. Our Facilities are especially designed to handle your Checking, or Saving Accounts and your Loan needs, all by mail. Perhaps this Service would be helpful to you. THE ARMY NATIONAL BANK FORT LEAVENWORTH KANSAS MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOStT INSURANCE CORPORATION • 483 Si- ,- : e i io ui f 4 « THE 1949 HOWITZER and extends eongratulations to Cadets Tom Marsh, Richard Carvolth, Hugh Mitchell, John Costa, Herbert Turner, Abner Martin, Bernard Rosen, Frank Clarke and Dan McGurk, for their excellent teamwork and cooperation that has made this 53rd edition of the HOWITZER a success. This is the 18th edition that B-J-H has been privileged to design and produce for the U. S. Corps of Cadets. This outstanding record is ample evidence of the fine results obtained from the B-J-H policy of undivided responsibility for all factors of production. ■ To the Class of 1949 this HOWITZER will recall many fond memories. In the years to come, we wish you Godspeed. BAKER, JONES, HAUSAUER, INC. 45 CARROLL STREET . . . BUFFALO 3, NEW YORK GRAHAM, ANDERSON, PROBST WHITE ARCHITECTS-ENGINEERS RAILWAY EXCHANGE, CHICAGO 4 CONGRATULATIONS we say to the Class of 1949 Good luck wherever your duties may take you. THE GREAT ATLANTIC PACIFIC TEA COMPANY Jeweled !Miniature J in s Classes 1929 to 1951, U.S.M.A. Write for illustrated folder with prices. I. E. CALDWELL CO. Jewelers • Silversmiths • Stationers Chestnut Juniper Streets, Philadelphia 7, Pa. K. KAUFMANN COMPANY, Inc. High. Grade Leather Goods 169 to 185 Murray Street Newark, New Jersey SUPPLIERS OF LUGGAGE FOR ARMY AND NAVY I n KNOX ACKNOWLEDGMENT 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 hrilhant service, a preference for caps that bore the Crest of Knox . . . We serve, today, men who command the American forces in Europe and Asia that are safeguarding the peace . . . We shall serve tomorrow the men who go out to relieve them, and the men who will take the {)lace of some of the great militarv leaders of our lime . . . The Knox Caps they wear will always be made to the high standards of (pialit and craftsmanship that we have established through more than a century of fine hat-making. FOR OFFICERS OF THE VMTED STATES ARMY " The Hat Cm STREET •r of the World " branches: 161 BROADWAY MADISON AVENUE AT 45TH STREET I 487 REGENCY FABRICS CORPORATION 1412 BROADWAY NEW YORK CITY Telephone, Murray-Hill 5-8866 JEFF GOLDSTEIN, INC Correct Military Uniforms for the past quarter of a century ' 387 FOURTH AVENUE At 27th Street NEW YORK 16, N. Y. I (IlIlM(©IIi r The Styleline 4-Door Sedan W lite lidewoH lires opllonal at extra col) You ' ll prefer Chevrolet in every way — lYs the most Beautiful J )l ofall! Yes, you ' ll prefer Chevrolet in every way, for it brings you a rare combination of all the fine qualities you want in a motor car, at the lozvest prices and with outstanding economy of operation and upkeep. That ' s why men and women in every city, town and state in America are calling this car the most beautiful buy of all for styling and stamina, for roominess and riding ease, for dependability and driving ease, and for all-round performance and safety. See these wonderful new motor cars at our showroom, and we believe vou, too, will soon be calling them the most beautiful buy oj all! A .«. C CHEVROLET COMPANY FORT MONTGOMERY, NEW YORK 489 ( laJJ nCitinJ - I V Uniatiii ' eS " Ji " Pin. Vernon R. Gatley Lexington, Mass. The Only Hotel On The Reservation Here the guests of the Corps of Cadets will al- ways had a warm welcome. Clean comfortable rooms, good food served in attractive dining rooms at reasonable prices. Roderick E. Kerr Nianager U. S. HOTEL THAYER WoKt Point. I ew York I « When You Come to FORT RILEY You Will Find Our Chevrolet Service The Nearest and Best ♦ 30 Years of Pleasant Dealings WITH THE ARMY HUMPHREY MOTOR CO., INC. JUNCTION CITY, KANSAS Authorized Chevrolet Dealer Available NOW. Write today for Bulletin 533 . . . complete how-to-use information about WIRED PLUGMOLD, in- stallation details. THE WIREMOLD COMPANY HARTFORD 10, CONNECTICUT 490 |i p oLeone J 239 West 48tli Street I lew UJorli y itu and iKaife Uintaaed Co ( .22. -15 Converuon Uni ■ ikJ gives you both your .45 caliber Colt Govern- ment Model and an accurate .22 caliber auto- matic pistol for economical target shooting. FOR SUPER .38 OWNERS This unit is now available for converting that arm to the economical caliber .22 COLT ' S MANUFACTURING COMPANY OLT HARTFORD, CONN. Alligator... the best known the best value the best name in rainwearl 491 1 ' o Long experience in the special field of aviation ignition is one of the notable reasons for the dependability of BQ Spark Plugs. Their high quality has led to their present widespread use in all types of aircraft the world over. Whether for reciprocating or jet engines, — you may avail yourself of our experience by discussing your particular needs with B engineers. FOR AIRCRAFT ENGINES.. AIRCRAFT SPARK PLUGS THE B CORPORATION NEW YORK 19, N. Y. i ' X 492 1 t Army HEADQUARTERS in Boston THE PARKER HOUSE TREMONT SCHOOL STREETS Glenwood J. Sherrard PrtsiJtnt and Managing, Dirtcter • ik ik iW r Wherever you go . . . Backing up the peace — you ' ll find Cities Service, a completely integrated oil company, geared to meet civilian and military requirements with a wide range of top quality petroleum products. CITIES ©SERVICE 493 NATIONAL BANK OF FORT SAM HOUSTON at SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — 1422 East Grayson Street — CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES We invite you to open account with us and avail yourself of our special services for officers of the regular army. We have b een serving military personnel for more than 25 years and numbered among our many thousands of customers are many West Point Graduates who have made this bank their permanent banking home for many years — even after retirement. Service by mail is our specialty — regardless of where you may be stationed, we can serve you. ONCE A CUS- TOMER—ALWAYS A CUSTOMER. Write us for further information. Your inquiry will re- ceive our prompt attention. — LOANS — Our loan policy is very liberal. We make loans to regular army officers on their own signatures and do not require co-signers. Monthly payment installment loans are available on easy terms and at low rates. We do not require mortgages on automobiles, furniture, etc. If in need of extra funds for any purpose, we can serve you. Loans can be arranged for by mail without loss of time. Write us for further details. Members of Federal Reserve System and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Verson LEADING THE WAY... to more goods for more people at lower cost through mass production We, at Verson, are proud of our position of leadership in the development of more efficient machines for mass production of formed metal products. Gigantic steps for- ward have been made in recent years toward our goal of fully automatic, high speed forming of metal with a mini- mum of handling and now we are extending these methods to an ever increasing variety of jobs. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss the pos- sibilities of high speed, automatic production with anyone concerned with mass production and point out how unit costs can be reduced. VERSON ALLSTEEL PRESS COMPANY 9300 S. Kenwood Ave., Chicago 19, 111. Phone REgenl 4-8200 Holmes Si. ami Ledbeller Dr., Dallas 8, Tex. Phone: llarwood 4177 A VERSON PRESS FOR EVERY JOB FROM 60 TONS UP! BLANKING PRESSES • FORGING PRESSES • DRAWING PRESSES HYDRAULIC PRESSES • PRESS BRAKES • DIES • DIE CUSHIONS 494 nuiLt BOOTS Dehnc duces r crafts custom nanship pro- made boots and B loes to please the world- most exacting mih- tary a nehne nd ridi r hoots t ng personnel. niiBtak able CUB torn made ap- pearan perfec ce for ion fron years, fit to n the first day AMh. BOUTS Strap Style JODIII l!l{ BOOTS fTrite for Catalog and Prices THE DEHNER CO., INC. OMAHA, NEBRASKA WELLINCTON BOOTS HdIgI Piccadilly 45th St., West of Broadway New York City ♦♦♦ Preferred! Friendly hospitality, good service, clean, comfortable accommodations, make The Piccadilly preferred headquarters in New York. SPECIAL CADET RATES Single Room, Bath $3-50 Double Bedded Room, Bath 5-00 Twin Bedded Room, Bath 6.00 (Plus 5% N. y. City Hotel Tax) ♦ So convenient: Just off Broadway and Times Scjuare. Near everything. " We Are Happy to Serwe " ♦♦♦ Roy Moulton Managing Director First commercial use of anti-reflection coating was by Bausch Lomb — in 1939- The Halcote process is now standard on all Bausch Lomb Binoculars; it greatly increases light transmis- sion and sharpens image contrast, to make these glasses more than e er " Ti e uorh ' s best, by any test. " Bausch Lomb Optical Co., Rochester 2, N. Y. BAUSCH LOMB OHllC.-U. CO.MH. . 1 KOCHtSTtR 1, iN. V. UNI FORMS for U-S ' OFFICERS Since 1824 y 1424 CHESTNUT ST., PHILA. 2 America ' s OLDEST and FOREMOST Maker of U. S. Officers ' Uniforms of Fine Quality. L onara-Lulau onaraiuiationd TO THE CLASS OF ' 49 Special Financing Service to officers wherever located Automobiles Loans Investments no restrictions on the movement of cars FEDERAL SERVICES FINANCE CORP. " ome Office m Jackson Place Washington 6, D. C. BRANCH OFFICES Warrington, Fla. Columbus, Ga. Honolulu, T. H. Long Beach, Calif. 495 Palatine ...Hotel Newburgh, N. Y. FAMOUS FOR OUR FOOD Special attention given to guests from the U. S. Military Academy WITHIN SHORT MOTOR DISTANCE OF THE ACADEMY OVER THE PICTURESQUE STORM KING HIGHWAY At the cross- roads of the world ' s smart- est shopping and entertain- ment center... FOR DISTINCTIVE FLOWERS AND PROMPT SERVICE K raber, J lie florist Main Street Highland Falls, N. Y. Phone: 355 Best Wishes to the Graduating Class RELIABLE TEXTILE CO., INC. 1410 BROADWAY NEW YORK CITY Mr. Irving Roaman Mr. George Tarshes 496 oh, how you ' ll hate to get up! If there ' s anything that brings out the Van Winkle in a man it ' s those eight- hundred-spring Statler beds! You ' ll want to sleep and sleep. ' Also legendary are the fine Statler meals, comfortable rooms, efficient service. Make Statler a " must " on your itinerary. STATLER HOTELS New York (Formerly Hotel Pennsylvania) Boston • Buffalo • Cleveland Detroit • St. Louis Washington Statler Operated Hofel William Penn • Pittsburgh • • ON LAND AT SEA ond IN THE AIR rontinental Red Seal Engines are KEEP ' EM SHINING! Your shoes pass inspection by the most critical eye when you use Shinola — avail- able in two handy forms — SHINOLA WAX PASTE— in the easy-to-open can SHINOLA WAX LIQUID — dries to a luster, buffs to a shine To keep in step with tradition, keep ' em shining with Shinola — America ' s most popular shoe polishes! SHINOLA The BEST FOODS, Inc., I East 43rd Street, New York 17, N. Y. 497 LOUIS MARDER STUDID Interior DECorations ♦ ♦ East Orange, New Jersey PENNSYLVANIA 6 j° g FRANK PACE ' Fraint JPace COATS AND SUITS 225 WEST 37th STREET Bricken Arcade Building NEW YORK 18, N.Y. ,; Tdvern Fine Foods Cocktail Lounge and Bar Route 9 W 2 2 miles South of West Point H. F. 988 PLEASANT COAT SUIT CO. 1 PLEASANT AVENUE CLIFTON, N. J. 498 The Traditional Sweetheart Gift — A WEST POINT PIN Created of fine gold and set with precious Oriental pearls, your " A ' " pin is a treasured gift, not only for its intrinsic value, but for the beautiful senti- ment it symbolizes. Your " A " ' pin is made from deeply-cut dies and fashioned by the hands of skilled BALFOUR crafts- men. Complete Balfour Service " A " Pins Medals Rings Crested Gifts Trophies Party Favors Christmas Cards Sawyer G. Lee, Representative 230 Boylston Street Boston, Massachusetts L G. BALFOUR COMPANY Buying from Balfour is a 1 1 ' est Point Tradition The FULLER BRUSH Co. HARTFORD 2, CONNECTICUT floR IJoES v • ' " ,.. „i THE FLORSHEIM SHOE COMPANY • CHICAGO • MAKERS OF FINB SHOES 499 a From Cotton to Cutter " Reeves Army Twill • Reeveking Gabardine • Byrd Cloth Glengarrie Poplin • Pima King Broadcloth Warrior Twill • Mountain Cloth • Marine Herringbone Chesnee Gabardine • Reevecord Parklyn Pique • Reeveweave Reeves Brothers, Inc. « 54 Worth Street J NEW YORK 13, N.Y. " ' " Flowers h ( hers 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 SULLIVAN SCHOOL INTENSIVE PREPARATION FOR West Point, Annapolis, Coast Guard Academy and College Board Exams. Lieutenant G. J. SULLIVAN, Ret., Principal W. E. BAILEY, Grod. U.S.N. A., Asst. Principal BOX H, 2107 Wyoming Avenue WASHINGTON 8, D. C. WHEN YOU NEED A MOP BiHiHffil " The Best Mop Made " Made in the Heart of the Cotton Belt by Fickett- Brown Mfg. Co. CHARLIE BROWN, President Atlanta, Ga. Sold by Leading Grocers, Hardware Dealers, Department Stores and Janitor Supply Houses throughout the United States CROWLEY ' S MILK Quality Safeguarded from Farm to You Be Sure to Specify CROWLEY ' S Tel. Newburgh 2300 500 Service to the " Point " ! Avery Motors Route 9W Highland Falls 501 BEST WISHES to the GRADUATING CLASS 1949 ERM HS AAA AZ Cadets appetites call for our famous " Boodle Box " KLING ' S is tke word for fine baking WEDDING CAKES -THE FINEST 158 Main Street Highland Falls, N. Y. Call H.F. 579 CONGRATULATIONS and BEST OF LUCK to tfie GRADUATING CLASS 1949 S. Kurtz L. Freeman Mrs. Altman S. Wikler ComplimEnts of a Friend . For 502 %RVP ' ' - For the young man with tender skin or the older man whose beard has been getting tougher, there ' s no finer gift than a Remington Electric Shaver. Because every man likes a close shave that ' s easy on his face, you know a Remington will please him. The next time you ' re looking for a man ' s gift for a Birthday. Anniversary. Graduation — for any gift occasion — give him a Remington Electric Shaver. It ' s the practical gift with a luxury touch! REMINGTON RAND INC., ELECTRIC SHAVER DIVISION, BRIDGEPORT, CONN. cmin ton ELECTRIC SHAVERS For Home or Office le protective ■makes the Noise- Personal an ideal traveling compa The Remington Noiseless Personal Lightweight, compact, precision built and sturdy, the Remington Noiseless Personal turns out typing that the best professional might envy! And the exclusive noiseless pressure printing principle allows only the merest whisper of sound — makes it ideal for typing either at home or away! It can be used anywhere, at any time without fear of disturbing others. There ' s a lifetime of easy precision typing built into the Noise- less Personal. See it, try it, prove its value to yourself. ( " pyrluht 194P The FIRST Name In Typewriters ♦ ♦ CDNGRATULATIDNS TD THE CLASS DF 1949 ♦ ♦ 503 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Aldredge General Supply Co. Alligator Company, The Armv National Bank, The Art Cap Company, Inc Arundel Corporation, The Association of Graduates USMA Avery Motors (Ford) Page . .460 .491 .483 474 . 446 .437 501 B. G. Corporation, The 492 Baker, Jones, Hausauer, Inc 484,485 Balfour Company, L. G 499 Barclay, The 471 Bausch Lomb 495 Bearings Specialty Co 456 Bennett Brothers, Inc 474 Best Foods, Inc., The (Shinola) .497 Black Angus 452 Braunell Ltd .448 Brown Sharpe Mfg. Co. . . 458 Buick Motor Division .439 Bull, Incorporated, Stephen M. 476 Caldwell Co.,J. E 486 Cavanaugh 478 Chevrolet, A C .489 Cities Service 493 Cleveland Diesel Engine Division 445 Cleveland Pneumatic Tool Company, The 461 Coca-Cola Bottling Company of N. Y., Inc., The .481 Colt ' s Manufacturing Company 491 Continental Engines 497 Couture Fabrics, Ltd 478 Crowley ' s Milk Co 500 Curtiss-Wright Corporation , 469 Dehner Co., Inc., The Delano Aldrich Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc. Duval Fabrics Corporation , . , , 494 .462 447 466 .462 Electric Boat Company Fairchild Engine Airplane Corp ,441 Federal Services Finance Corporation 495 Fickett-Brown Mfg. Co 500 First National Bank, Highland Falls 480 First National Bank of Scranton, Pa 465 Flights Limited 465 Florsheim Shoe Company, The 499 Foreman Co., Inc 472 Four Wheel Drive Auto Co., The 450 Freddy ' s Tavern 498 Fuller Brush Company, The 499 Page Goldstein, Inc., Jeff 488 Graber, The Florist 496 Graham. Anderson, Probst White 486 Great Atlantic Pacific Tea Co., The 486 Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation .479 Hahn Co., The Irvin H 446 Hallicrafters Co., The 467 Hat Corporation of America (Knox Caps) 487 Havs Glove Co., Daniel 440 Herff-Jones Co., The 454 Hotel Annapolis 474 Hotel Astor 449 Hotel Piccadilly 495 Hotel St. Regis 496 Humphrey Motor Company, Inc. .490 Interstate Management Corporation 468 Jellefflnc, Frank R. Josten ' s 476 .490 Kaufmann Company Inc., K 486 King ' s Rathskeller, Joe 478 Kingsport Press, Inc 444 Kling ' s 502 Krementz Co 471 LaFountain, Inc., A. A Lapointe Machine Tool Co., The Lebanon Woolen Mills Leone ' s Liggett Myers Tobacco Co. (Chesterfield) MacDougald Construction Company Marder Studio, Louis Marks and Company, Inc., Carl . Mayers Co., Inc., L. C Merriam Company, G. C Meyer, Inc., N. S Michel Sons, Inc., F. 482 ,480 .464 491 .451 .442 .459 .464 .450 .500 Mohawk Coach Lines Inc 454 Mountain Garage . 472 MuUins Manufacturing Corp. ,452 Mutual Theatre Ticket Co, , 460 Nathan Straus-Duparquet Inc. 476 National Aniline Division 493 National Bank of Fort Sam Houston . 494 North Star Woolen Mill Co 468 Northwestern Fruit and Produce Company 476 Page Pace, Frank 498 Palatine Hotel 496 Parker House, The 493 Pleasant Coat Suit Co 498 Ponsell Floor Machine Co., Inc 464 Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors Corporation 475 Radio Corporation of America 463 Reed ' s Sons, Jacob 495 Reeves Bros. Inc 500 Regency Fabrics Corporation 488 Reliable Textile Co., Inc 496 Remington Rand, Inc 503 Rock River Woolen Mills 452 Rogers Peet Company 455 St. Thomas Military Academy 470 Saks Fifth Avenue 483 Seamen ' s Bank for Savings, The. . . 450 Sinclair Refining Co 456 Skouras Theatres Corporation 452 Socony-Vacuum Oil Company, Inc 477 Spalding Brothers, A. G 464 Sperry Gyroscope Company 457 Sprague Electric Company 471 Standard Business Machines Corporation 466 Standard Oil Company (New Jersey) 443 Statler Hotels 497 Stetson Shoe Company, Inc., The 453 Stock Construction Corporation. . . 460 Sullivan School 500 Sunshine Biscuits, Inc 458 Tapley Co., J- F. 466 Terminal Stevedoring Company, Inc 472 Thayer Gift Shop, Inc 478 Tiffany Co ,473 United-Carr Fastener Corp 474 United Services Automobile Association 480 U. S. Hotel Thayer 490 Vanderzee Motors Inc 482 Verson Allsteel Press Company , 494 Warner Woven Label Co., Inc 458 Waterbury Button Co 480 Waverly Oil Works Company, The 458 West Point Taxi Service 446 West Publishing Company 470 White Studio 438 Wiremold Companv, The 490 |i 504 o ad JOF FORTi r-HINgR - MOCt- " ' ' ' ' t JJ " ' ' ■ff " ' MX " " I ' t ' ff . .foBTX m: ■ - ■• . K A. y . -y ' , " ,„ " " ' ' ■ ' " A " " " ' " " ' ' SEVfira-iaiiu S y " V fylf ' ' . l f ' ft If til ' ■. 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