Virginia Military Institute - Bomb Yearbook (Lexington, VA)

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A 0C1ATL LDITO J ]Ojm N DALTON JAMC L EWIMG DONALD W DEENNLW QEODGL A JPCE.J1 " DU INt AJ OCJAir: MKl L HOWARD EDQAQ C OUTTLM ■mANJl CWIL OM ro IL l ?::: OB, Board of Visitors HIS EXCELLENCY, WILLIAM HODGES MANN Governor of the Commonwealth Commander-m-Chief THE BOARD (Expiration of Terms, July i, 1912.) Hex. RoRER Anderson Jaiies Danville, Virginia Hon. Edward Echols Staunton, Virginia George L. Browning, Esq Orange, Virginia Captain Montgomery B. Corse Lexington, Virginia (Expiration of Terms, July I, 1914.) General Charles J. Anderson Richmond, Virginia General Cecil C. Vaughan Franklin, Virginia Colonel Joseph Button Richmond, Virginia Hon. ' Thomas L. Tate Draper, Virginia Colonel Francis L. Smith . . ' Alexandria, Virginia MEMBERS OF BOARD EX-OFFICIO General William Wilson Sale Adjutant General, Richmond, Virginia Hon. Joseph D. Eggleston, Jr., Superintendent of Public Instruction, Richmond, Virginia Oi -C -3 53 Sl mfi; - om r. 31ol)n f. Bran0forti ISon air, l irginia Si prominent mcmhcr ot tfie Board of Msitot DieD i3otJem6er 4, 19U c OT BRIGADIER-GENERAL EDWARD WEST NICHOLS Superintendent GENERAL SCOTT SHIPP, LL.D. Superintendent Emeritus COLONEL HUNTER PENDLETON, M.A., Ph.D. Professor oj General and Applied Chemistry COLONEL NATHANIEL BEVERLEY TUCKER, B.S., C.E. Professor of Geology and Mineralogy and Associate Professor of Cheynistry COLONEL FRANCIS MALLORY, C.E. Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering COLONEL HENRY CLINTON FORD, B.S., Ph.D. Professor of Latin and History COLONEL JOHN MERCER PATTON, A.M. Professor of Modern Languages COLONEL THOMAS ARCHER JONES, B.S. Professor of Civil Engineering and Drazving COLONEL CHARLES WYATT WATTS, C.E. Professor of Mathematics COLONEL SAMUEL REID CLEAVES Captain First Cavalry, U. S. A. Professor of Military Science and Co7nmandant of Cadets COLONEL ROBERT THOMAS KERLIN, M.A., Ph.D. Professor of English LIEUTENANT-COLONEL FRANCIS HENNEY SMITH, JR. Associate Professor of Mathematics ®sy 3 OlD« Sub Faculty ' i M) MAJOR ROBERT BARCLAY POAGUE, B.S. Adjunct Professor of Engineering, Drawiv.g and Tactics CAPTAIN MURRAY FRENCH EDWARDS, B.S. Assistant Professor of German and Tactics CAPTAIN BRAXTON DAVIS MAYO, B.S. Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Drazving and Tactics CAPTAIN STEWART WISE ANDERSON Assistant Professor of Physics and Tactics CAPTAIN BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CROWSON, B.S. Assistant Professor of English and Tactics CAPTAIN HERBERT BENTON KINSOLVING Assistant Professor of History and Tactics CAPTAIN SAMUEL MOREHEAD MILLNER, JR., B.S. Assistant Professor of Latin and Tactics CAPTAIN HENRY GRIGSLEY POAGUE Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Tactics CAPTAIN ALPHA BRUMAGE Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Athletic Director D« Military Staif MjQ CAPTAIN MURRAY FRENCH EDWARDS Adjutant MAJOR HUNTER McCLUNG, M.D. Surgeo7i COLONEL W. T. POAGUE Treasurer and Military Storekeeper CAPTAIN J. W. GILMORE Commissary and Quartermaster CAPTAIN J. W. GILLOCK Assistant Military Storekeeper CAPTAIN JOSEPH R. ANDERSON Historiographer MISS NELLIE GIBBS Librarian MJ Ct)e Class of il ineteen i untired anti Ctoeltie OFFICERS JOSEPH NICHOLAS DALTON Presideyit KENNETH SINCLAIR PURDIE Vice-President WILLIAM HOWARD EDWARDS Historian Colors of the Class Maroon and White Warren Miles Amerine Montgomery, Alabama " Mike " Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Company B Third Class Private Company C Class Baseball Team Class Football Team Second Class Corporal Company A N.RA. Team; Class Baseball Team; Class Football Team Marshal Final Ball First Class Private Company C; Class Baseball Team; Class Football Team; Marshal Final German V , T ZHEN first seen in Lexington the subject of the above picture was pursued by a mob of indignant citizens, who captured him and immediately notified the head keeper over at Staunton. During " Blick ' s " ravings " Auld Nick " chanced to be mentioned and finally it was found out that he was bound for V. M. L After profuse apologies on the part of the Lexington police, he was turned loose and shortly after ambled into the Main Arch. His career as a Rat was inclined to be uneventful. At one time it was thought that he had deserted, but while sweeping out, the following Sunday morning, one of his roommates found him down under the radiator where he had fallen after getting in the way of one of " Old Satchelback ' s " fists. " Blick " is a huge success socially, and always has a never-failing supply of " funny stories " to tell. He is a shin- ing light in Military Science and has already compiled an L D. R. of his own. He has done so well in Civil Engineering here that he intends to open up a tailoring shop in Montgomery, unless he can secure a job as artist ' s model. Carl Wheeless Blomquist Port Gibson, Mississippi " Puss " Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Company C Third Class Private Company C Second Class Private Company D Class Football Team Class Baseball Team Marshal Final Ball First Class Private Company D Class Football Team Class Baseball Team Marshal Final German B.B.A. " 7 HERE ' re you from, Mister? " " Port Gibson, sir. " " Wherein H is that? " And he ' s been explaining ever since the exact locality of that thriving burg. From all accounts it has the usual country store, one church (col.), and no saloons. This last fact may have been a movmg spirit behind his decision to matriculate, or it may be that the 241 other inhabitants down theie thought a Virginia climate suited him. During his stay he has entertained thousands with the most hair-raising accounts of Mississippi lynchings in which he has taken the leading part. But he has calmed since then, and now strings hearts instead of niggers, attaining even a greater degree of success. " Puss " has never had time for athletics, devoting all his spare moments to " Piggy " and the ladies, bufthe Institute has no more loyal supporter in lung power. Here lately, however, he is causing us much worry, and if strenuous means are not employed, he ' ll start off with a " dog-gone " and that HiUsville ■gang won ' t be in it at all. Henry Pretlow Boykin Suffolk, Virginia " Dingley " Matriculated 1909 Member Episcopal Church Club Third Class Private Company C Second Class Corporal Company A Marshal Final Ball First Class Private Company C Marshal Final German COMPLETE set of general information, beautifully bound in hard muscle and decorated with pink skin of the softest shade. " Henley! (now you know that ' s a coy name) come, now, goo-goo for papa. " We were able to get this specimen of Suffolk peanuts only by grabbing him from the mighty Coach Warner, who had him picked for the Carlisle fullback. Even yet, if the abnor- mal development doesn ' t cease, he may (ill the position of head of the Physical Culture Department at the redskin school. Hackenschmidt is not in it, and if it were not for " race, color and previous condition of servitude, " the mighty Johnson would be met and the title would again revert to the paleface tribe. Theoretically, all this is so, ' cause the proper equations lead to the selfsame result. But he ' s not all theory by any means, since his name is to be on the " dips " of all who are fortunate enough to pass in French by his valuable aid. He can " polly voo " like a real Parisienne, and if the gaieties of this earthly existence, of which he is partaking quite freely at present, so avert his mind as to make him unfit for the Chair of Modern Languages at Oxford, he may be seen at Maxim ' s in the future, putting the old scouts to shame. Alanson David Brown St. Louis, Missouri " Charlie " Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Company B Third Class Corporal Company B Committeeman Final Ball Second Class Sergeant Company F Class Baseball Marshal Final Ball First Class Lieutenant Company B Marshal Final German ' HARLIE " hit Lexmgton four years ago, with a Yiddish countenance and - " a satchel full of matsos mit Schweizerkase, — he still retains the former, but the latter have long since been devoured, though the satchel is yet retained as a convenient depository for a vast number of billets-doux. As a Rat he immediately took charge of the B Company books and was getting on (and oflf guard) finely when " some one " got wise to this little irregularity, while young Alanson nearly got in wrong at this early stage of his cadetship. Carefully examine the picture and you will note lines of care upon the fair visage. There- in lies a tale. Throughout his second class year " Charlie " " creased ' em up " and hoped and waited, but lo and behold! when Finals rolled around, his name did not appear on the list of favored ones. Great were his lamentations there- upon; but his ability was quickly recognized the next fall and now " every- body ' s happy. " We understand that he will soon start a series of personally conducted tours for shoe boxes between the packing and shipping departments of " the largest shoe foundry in dear old St. Louis. " Foster Vincent Brown Chattanooga, Tennessee " Sheep " Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Compan) ' A Third Class Corporal Company A Second Class Corporal Company A Marshal Final Ball First Class Private Company A Cheer Leader Manager Scrub Football Team Banquet Committee Marshal Final German President T.K.L. TJE has the reputation of being the " slipperiest " man in school, and lives up to it with zest and pleasure. In truth, if he didn ' t resemble a coat rack around the shoulders, no garment would dare try stay aboard. Can entertain anybody and everybody indefinitely with happenings at Castle Heights or " down prep school, " and gives vivid accounts of the inside workings of the natives in Porto Rico. His stay in both places is said to have been limited, the one by the iron rod of a spectacled professor, the other by a dark skin, six feet two, fully equipped with a good eye and a good arsenal. But we don ' t believe it, ' cause he ' s so awfully innocent of this wicked world. He ' s well known throughout this state, and his own as well, having figured quite promi- nently in the public eye on several impromptu occasions. Hasn ' t decided yet whether he will be a pardoning governor of Tennessee or the " Bath-House John " of Chattanooga. Rely on him, however, to pull the strings and get the graft, — and furthermore, he ' ll never view the landscape from behind a latticed door. Robert Preston Carson Coalgate, Oklahoma " Kit " Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Company B Third Class Private Company B Second Class Corporal Company B Class Football Team Class Baseball Team Marshal Final Ball First Class Private Company E Class Football Team Class Baseball Team Marshal Final German B.B.A. rjEHOLD this chunk of avoirdupois hailing from the wilds of Oklahoma! ■ Why he was sent no one knows, but nevertheless he ' s here and in box-car letters. " Kit " could preside behind a bar or carve an immense bovine with equal ease, and it ' s a draw as to which best suits him. His ability to sleep through any and every thing and a capacity to eat in similar proportions are recorded as wondrous happenings at the Institute. He dabbles not in matters feminine, never having ventured closer than a third stoop window when the fair sex visit us. He is a raging success as O. G., being the laziest of this non- energetic tribe. On these occasions the remainder of the guard camp outside of the O. D. ' S office, since the Institute Fathers never contemplated an O. G. and bugler of such enornious proportions. His part in class athletics is really an important one, since he played the whole left side of the line on the first class football team, and nothing gives him more pleasure than to break up a center play and then rise majestically from the bottom of the pile, shaking his opponents from his ponderous sides. His future will be shaped by the destinies of his new-born state, though the strenuous life at V. M. I. has not been able to shape his figure. 25 Frank Walden Carter Warrenton, Virginia " Phisto " Matriculated 1908 Jacksonian Lit. Fourth Class Private Company D Third Class Corporal Company B Second Class Sergeant Company B Class Football Team Marshal Final Ball First Class Lieutenant Company A Class Football Team Class Basketball Team Marshal Final German " AT the Horse Show last summer — , " well, that ' s " Phisto. " He ' s an ardent lover and capable judge of horseflesh, and he has ' em that can jump over the grandstand, while to ride " so-and-so " a mile in nothing flat is a common occurrence. In fact, he was brought up on a horse, which accounts for the funny curve in his legs so evident when athletic Carter dons his track suit. The proverbial pig in the alley has a hundred- to-one shot on holding his free- dom. But how handsome! He has the original Pompeian Cream complexion and hair of the molasses candy shade, a continuous object of envy to all our lady visitors. As a corporal and later as a sergeant, his record was unique. On one occasion while guiding on the right, he waked up only to find himself going one way and the company in another, — his habit has been to rush back and join the command with the remark, " You men wake up. " Surgery is his aim, and he has a firm belief that the Maj ' o Brothers are only demonstrating the rude beginnings of that branch of the science. 26 Arthur Hallam Christian Lynchburg, Virginia " Chris " Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Company C Third Class Private Company B Second Class Corporal Company A; Class Baseball Team; Class Football Team N. R. A. Team; Marshall Final Ball First Class Private Company B; Class Baseball Team; Class Football Team; Track Team; Marshal Final German B. B. A. TS it possible for one to have a more deceptive name? But, you know, appearances are deceiving ofttimes. After hitting Lexington, " Chris " set- tled into a state of innocuous desuetude, or something similar, and will very likely never recover . He possesses the famous " Lynchburg Limp, " caused by one leg being almost three inches longer than the other, and for which the slopes of that hilliest of cities are directly responsible. He is the only man in Barracks who has the patience (and hardheadedness) to argue with " Pat, " and has been known to spend half the night in a light argument over some trivial matter. During his third class year he acquired quite a reputa- tion as a future " White Hope, " and it was really hazardous for one to attempt an entrance into " 99-C " without a permit during those strenuous days. The year after he distinguished himself as a " second class corporal, " but came to grief ere long because he merely allowed a Rat to stay on guard about three hours too long after Taps. His expression is inclined to be glum, but is as misleading as his name, for truly, he is the very soul of merriment. His one ambition is to become Mayor of Lynchburg, and devote his time to staying the terrifying wave of prohibition that threatens that verdant village. M Joseph Nicholas Dalton Winston-Salem, North Carolina " Joe " Matriculated 1908 President Kerlin Lit. President Episcopal Church Club Fourth Class Private Company A Third Class Corporal Company F; Varsity Football Team; President of the Class Second Class First Sergeant Company F Varsity Football Team; President of the Class; President Final Ball; Post Exchange Sub-Council; Class Ring Committee F rst Class Captain Company A; Varsity Football Team; President of the Class; Cadet Stafl: ; Bomb Staff; Manager Base- ball Team; Leader Final Ger- man; President Cotillion Club; Class Banquet Committee ' TV f Y, ain ' t he fat! " Oh, no, not at all, — he only weighs two-thirty-five. But that doesn ' t offset his attractiveness to the girls, and he calls them all, from Hetty Green to Gaby Deslys, by their first names. Furthermore, he is the original Monsieur le Captain de Industrie, and as a result, his room- mates have to keep their blouses on and buttoned at all times in order to promptly leave the field open for some conference. He has been known to stay in the doorway of " 48 " and preside at a meeting of the class in the rear room, a German Club meeting in the front room, and listen to the tales of woe of three Rats on the stoop simultaneously. He has special rates with the Western Union, and receives more telegrams from calics than the average Keydet receives letters. He sings like Caruso, and anyone hearing his voice and seeing his figure would be sure to confound the two. " Little Josie " is on back-slapping terms with " Auld Nick, " and, in fact, is thelatter ' s right-hand man. His appetite is in proportion to his waist-line, as is evidenced by the hungry look that his mess-mates always carry. His intention, next year, is to study medicine, go abroad, come back as a " Sub, " study law, get a job as vice-president of the P. D. Q., or coach Carolina ' s football team. 28 Donald Drennen Birmingham, Alabama " Susie " Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Company C Third Class Corporal Company C Second Class Sergeant Company B Marshal Final Ball First Class Lieutenant Company F Class Football Team Leader Glee Club Bomb Staff Marshal Final German " CUSIE " timidly entered Barracks in the fall of 1908, and all subsequent efforts to get rid of her have been futile. She has a most engaging smile, by the way, which she uses on all occasions. But there is dark mystery connected with her — has she a middle name? Some sav " yes, " some say " no, " — when asked, Susie merely puts on an engaging smile (the same one referred to above) and doesn ' t say anything at all. We fear we will never know the answer. The Mandolin Club, under his capable leadership, has almost learned to play " Jungle Town, " but of course it doesn ' t have much time to practice, as nine-tenths of the .time is occupied in tuning up; anyone with a vivid imagination, -a disregard for truth and a tendency to flatter, would term it very good. As a photographer, he ranks among the very best, his masterpiece being a snapshot of " General Dulaney " going forty miles per. He intends next year to sell peanut roasters to the Aborigines of Alabama. We think he ought to do well. H Robert Lawson Eastham Harrisonburg, Virginia " Red " Matriculated 1907 Fourth Class Private Company B Third Class Private Company B Class Football Team Second Class Private Company C Class Football Team Marshal Final Ball First Class Private Compani ' C Class Football Team Marshal Final German B. B. A. i I l " ULD NICK ' S " ' only rival for the title of Commander-in-Chief, Virginia ■ Militia, is seen in this doughty captain of the Harrisonburg Heroes. As a consequence of much theoretical experience and active service in the war game, he ' s a veritable guide book on things bearing on the military doings of this nation. He came in 1907, but liked the place and was allowed stop- over privileges, which time he has consumed in hunting the philosopher ' s stone, attending to his duti es as member of the B.B.A., and in getting fur- loughs to see to the welfare of the boys of Company H back home. He receives about three large official looking letters from various general officers each day, and it is thought that it was on his advice that the Big Boys saw fit to assemble 20,000 troops on the Mexican border last spring. His athletic career here has been hindered in a way by Nature ' s unkindness and the pecu- liar shade of his hair. Combined with this was Colonel Jones ' desire that he should at least average a 2., on Hydraulics, which desire, when once aroused, is an offset to most any project. William Howard Edwards Leesburg, Virginia " Kootch " Matriculated 1908 Kerlin Lit. Fourth Class Private CompanyB Third Class Private Company C; Historian Class Baseball Team Second Class Corpora! Company F Class Ring Committee; Historian Class Baseball Team Marshal Final Ball First Class Private Company C; Historian Editor-in-Chief Cadet .. Class Basketball Team Marshal Final German A POSSESSOR of many rare qualities, foremost among them being mod- • esty. In addition she is extremely shy, and a " poifect leddy " all around. Not now! no-o indeed! — this applied before she entered. Colors are not made black enough to paint her, nor have words sufficiently scathing been coined to describe this heinous youngster. She has deteriorated into an inebriate, a vile monster. Why, this Edwards, as she now calls herself, is sometimes even designated by " he, " and has been known to have matches secreted on her person, always with her usual blase indifference as to the dire consequences usually resulting from this immoral practice. As a rat he startled the authorities, and for a while, first thought that the " Jackson Hope " would he. pinned to the " Bull Dip. " As a third classman she startled them again — as third classmen are prone to do — by batting only about .098, and this average has not fluctuated appreciably. High life, however, is tell- ing on this gay youth; and before many more years we hope she will give up the chase and settle down in her sweet and winsome old-time ways. James Lindsay Ewing New Orleans, Louisiana " Jimmy " Matriculated 1907 President Jacksonian Lit.; T. K.L. Fourth Class Private Company D Third Class Corporal Company D; Captain Class Football Team; Mandolin Club Second Class First Sergeant Company C; Class Baseball Team; Varsity Basketball Team; Gym Team; Vice-President Tennis Club; Chairman Class Ring Committee; Marshal Final Ball First Class Captain Company D; Captain Var- sity Basketball Team; Cadet StafF; Bomb StafF; Marshal Final German H! doesn ' t he look innocent! We can ' t imagine what the photographer did to make him look that way. 191 1 thrust him on us, so it is not our fault that he is here. Jimmy is one of the shining lights in the Y. M. C. A. and has organized a Bible Class which meets on the thirty-second of every month. He always makes a hit with the chaperones at the dances and has punched more meal tickets in Limits than any man in Barracks. Not until his second class year did he show what a wonderful basketball player he was — a star of the first magnitude. He was reported in 1910 to have been mar- ried, but it was the work of some gossip, as we found out later that there was nothing in it. A successful student in everything except " res militaris " in which a " six " looks as big as a house to him. We fear he is not appre- ciated by his professors, and has to stay in after each class to see that he doesn ' t get " rolled " on his marks. Four years hence he will be the political despot of Louisiana and the entire country will marvel at the wonderful elimi- nation (.?) of graft in that state. Lester Templeton Gayle Portsmouth, Virginia " P. I. " Matriculated 1509 Third Class Private Company D Second Class Private Company F Scrub Football Team Marshal Final Ball First Class Private Company F Varsity Football Squad Track Team Timekeeper Basketball Marshal Final German IN the fall of 1909 the military department received quite an addition m the shape of a peanut-jawed individual (a very flattering picture of the aforesaid is reproduced herewith). He at once began " running, " but some- how or other has never received official recognition. On the night that the Third Class left, old " P. I. " was in charge of a relief and every one who lives within three miles of Barracks remembers how his commanding tones rang out, rang out through the stilly night. Ah-h-h. As a student he is quite a success, though, as he says, all the professors have a " deck " on him. " Handsome " certainly has hard luck in love; in fact, he is almost a total failure. In his memory book he has the names of just thirteen calics who have handed him the frigid mit. Next year will see him a teamster in the D. S. A., that is, if he ever learns to drag in his chin. His greatest triumph was as acting Captain of " C " Company at Parade, when he reported to the Adjutant, " C Company, everybody here, sir. " 33 Edward Dupont Gelzer Richmond, Virginia " Psyche " Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Company D Third Class Private Company E Second Class Private Company E Marshal Final Ball First Class Private Company E Cheer Leader Manager Class Basketball Team Marshal Final German T. K. L. V, X HEN this breezed in the main arch the clock made eight revolutions in rapid succession and struck about 23 times; since then it has never been the staid and proper timepiece of " ye olde tyme " days, but hopes are entertained for its proper behavior after June 20, 1912. It was his ears that were responsible, and had not the Vigilance Committee clipped off sev- eral inches, the walls around here would have been flopped down. Dupont is a sweet child with cheeks of a delicious pink hue, and possesses all the requirements of a " purty boy. " He is just a wee bit wayward, however, and reall} ' ought to be chaperoned at all times. He is also inclined to be a trifle mdiscreet, but under the careful instruction and good care of " Sheep " Brown he ought m time to be able to go out alone. His strongest inchnation is to drive a cab, and this he has practiced on several occasions during the hop season, much to the fright and dismay of the occupants. He is head of the Boy Scout movement here, and would do well as a leader if he would only leave Coca Cola alone. Moses Goodman Norfolk, Virginia " Mose " Matriculated 1909 Kerlin Lit. Third Class Private Company B Second Class Private Company C Class Football Team Class Baseball Team First Class Private Company C Class Football Team Class Basketball Team Class Baseball Team Mandolin Club Cadet Staff Marshal Final German f OTT weiss he is a veritable son of Israel with Jerusalem written all over - his face, but voted as one of the best liked men, not only in ' 12, but in the Corps at large. His one main fault is his terrible appetite for gedampftes Kalbfleisch mit Kartoffelklosse and Metzelsuppe, which he devours with relish on every possible occasion. As a student and all around high brow, his equal is not; and as an all around good fellow he is hard to beat. " Mose " hails from Russia and Norfolk, a combination that has all sorts of class, and when he eases down to that seaside city after Finals and puts up that depart- ment store, the authorities will have to mortgage the City Hall to come out alive. A three-year man is he, and from marks made during that time he might have completed the course in half a year just as easily. He plays a very important part in the lives of so-called Spanish men, and judging from work done and ends accomplished, should be dubbed " Cadetus in Facultate. " Frank Asbury Grove, Jr. Max Meadows, Virginia " Shady " Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Company B Third Class Corporal Company B Second Class Sergeant Company B Varsitv Baseball Team Class Football Team First Class Captain Company B Varsity Baseball Team Class Football Team Marshal Final German B. B. A. TV TUCH concern was caused the authorities when this blew in from the Hills%i!le district. Fresh from the uncivilized haunts of moonshiners and feudists is he! When he first arrived and all took a peep at his cran- ium, consternation reigned. Eminent phrenologists and mathematicians flocked here to see and examine the specimen. After vain attempts to determine the exact class into which this so-called head should fall, they left us m the lurch, and still we are unable to decide whether he carries on his shoulders an obsolete form of head or a new wrinkle in geometric figures. He is a most retiring young man in every respect save one, — he seems to have an uncon- trollable desire to wear all the vari-colored jerseys that his " ducats " can buy. And what an assortment! On no two days does he sport the same one, unless it is that seasick purple of which he is passionately fond. " Shady " is not more than twenty-four already, and is just a little over twenty-three, and still calls himself a boy. But he ' s so wise to be so young, and yet such a gay lover to be so old, — all of which goes to prove an original theory as to whether this portrait represents a human head or a water-divide. 2( jr vA-3as H3!9» Herbert Witt Harris New Kent, Virginia " Herbeau " Matriculated 1908 Jacksonian Lit. Fourth Class Private Company B Third Class Private Company C Second Class Private Company C Marshal Final Ball First Class • Private Company C Marshal Final German A WFULLY engaging, coy, not pretty but mightv attractive, — all this and more might be said of " Ha-a-a-is. " The " Lady " is seldom seen without his vanity box, in which he keeps a couple of corn plasters (for facial application) and a vial of cyanide of potassium. She isn ' t exactly a star in an academic way, but what are studies compared to the ladies? Invites every girl she knows to each hop and has organized a select crowd of ha nd- • some " keydets " whose object it is to see that ail the " wall flowers " get a rush. In this way she has become very popular, and is pointed out at the hops as the Chief Strong Arm of the " Lemon-Aiders. " He is the most military O.G. en the roster, but once forgot his dignity so far as to allow some calics to throw snowballs at the sentinel, — as a result he had the pleas- ure of searching for a new comet for three consecutive nights. He has already signed a contract with the manufacturers of Pompeian Massage Cream to allow his picture to be used as a " before taking " advertisement. Samuel Lutz Howard Washington, D. C. " Sammy " Matriculated 1907 Fourth Class Private Company D Third Class Corporal Company B Class Football Team Class Baseball Team Second Class Sergeant Company D Class Football Team Class Baseball Team First Class Lieutenant Company B Assistant Advertising Manager Be Alarshal Final German r ' i NE ot the Institute landmarks, — he can remember when Hardee ' s tactics were in use here and the only way to reach Lexington was up the North River on a raft. His black eyes make quite a hit at all the hops, w-here he is a most ardent attender. He is the originator of several very intricate dances which have lately been put under the ban by the police. Like most residents of the Capital City, he thinks that is where civilization begins and ends, and declares that he is on speaking terms with all the diplomats, etc. " Schlitz " is another one of those future " Jigadier Brenerals " and has a whole line of army bees in his bonnet: as a result, when he isn ' t work- ing on a bridge truss (which i s most all the time) he is " boning " tactics or perusing a little red book entitled " How to Become a Waterlooless Napoleon. " Sam is a wonder in the " gym " and can hold himself up by one arm for almost two seconds, besides doing other similarly hair-raising stunts. He picks a mandolin with a blase air that he has been cultivating for the last two years, — he has gotten the air down " pat, " but has never learned to play the instrument. Leo Sease Julian Lake City, Florida " Count " Matriculated 190S Fourth Class Private Compan} ' B Third Class Corporal Compan} ' C Second Class Sergeant Company E Marshal Final Ball First Class Lieutenant Company E Cadet Staff Marshal Final German MAN who would strut on his way to the gallows. It was our intention to get a picture showing his strut, but no camera in the world could do it justice, — we will simply state that it is magnificent, grand, grand, superb! Leo swears that this photograph is not half as good looking as he really is, but be assured, gentle reader, that it is not his fault, for he made no less than six trips to the photographer ' s with a total of thirteen sittings. To see him in all his glory one must catch him at guard mounting, where, with his chest proudly thrown out, he marches grandly past the enraptured calic (of course they are enraptured with him), looking down on them from his dignified height of five feet three. He is perfectly harmless, girls, so don ' t be frightened, it is just his way. Outside of what we have just said he is absolutely faultless, though when he was a third classman he got a bad name among the Rats on account of his appetite for a special brand of cigarettes. Next year will probably find him the feudal lord of an onion ranch down in the Everglades, since he isn ' t at all fond of publicity(r)- Patrick Lee Kane Bristol, Virginia " Pat " Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Company D Third Class Private Company F Second Class Private Company F Class Baseball Team Scrub Football Team Marshal Final Ball First Class Private Company F Scrub Football Team Class Baseball Team Class Football Team Marshal Final German B.B.A. pATRICK O ' FERRELL CASEY McKANE! sounds Jewish, but really, in all seriousness, he is not of the tribe of the sun-burned palms. Born on the 17th of March, and is still green — partly by choice, partly otherwise. His one great trouble, however, is a wild desire to talk — or rather, we suppose it is a desire, since he makes an awful effort. He can just naturally out-grunt any- thing that ever hit a split-rail pen. And the sound is very much the same as that emitting from structures of that kind. But he makes good marks in French, so what ' s the use? Colonel: " Mr. Kane, take the verb ' unk. ' " Pat: " Link, unk, unk, unk, unk, unk. " With all his Irish color, however, he is a slick article, having been known to indorse a receipt for a quarter, and pass it off as a check for a dollar. He has some resemblance to a mule in that he can ' t be made to see a thing in but one light after the ponderous workings of his mind have settled on his own particular point of view. But wait till he hooks up with some Pankhurst convert, and things will assume an entirely different shape. Lucien Keith, Jr. Warrenton, Virginia " Hootie " Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Company B Third Class Private Company B Second Class Corporal Company B Marshal Final Ball First Class Private Company B Marshal Final German ' I " " HE thunder rolled, the lightning flashed and killed a pig! But what can move this lazy sinner? Takes absolutely no interest in anything except horses, and why it tastes better in brown bottles than in light ones. In fact, he advanced the theory of keeping the " vile staph " in less transparent receptacles, and has adhered to this doctrine religiously. After graduating he intends to move to Milwaukee just for convenience ' sake, that is, if he can sepa- rate himself long enough from the horses and hounds. Old " Hootie " is at home in a red coat, white pants, and boots, and even with a V. M. I. " monkey suit " he gives vent to great joy at the very sight of a crop or a six-foot hedge. As a result of his love for things equestrian, his legs are daily growing in opposite directions, and strenuous ' corrections will soon have to be made or he ' ll shortly be a walking compass. All in all, he ' s a wise old owl, and has " went out " quite a good deal; even to guess at his coming years would indeed be foolish. Abram Franklin Kibler Staunton, Virginia " Abe " Matriculated 1909 Third Class Private Company D Second Class Corporal Company C French Math. Medal First Class Lieutenant Company A Librarian Marshal Final German ' I ■ ' HIS is the Harvard lad who propounds the fourth dimension theory to the tune of " Lights up after taps, fourth offense. " He wears glasses, lives in the attic under an immense arc light, and nourishes himself on the higher mathematics and peanuts. Moissant arrayed in all his altitudinous glory never equaled this staid student. Soaring is a pastime, and theorizing a pleasure; application his religion, and results his reward. As a new lieutenant he ' s a marvel, and is very progressive, having invented an entirely new method of attack by hiding his platoon in a ravine and firing straight up in the air at an imaginary armor-clad dirigible. Books could be written in an attempt to cover his advances in the scholarship line. He makes equations jump through hoops and juggles the deep subjects with wonderful skill. Can argue well, but has never been known to be convinced, since he prefers convincing others, — a result usually obtained. Try him and see. William Russell Kraft Kingston, New York " Bill " Matriculated 1907 Fourth Class Private Company A Third Class Corporal Company A Second Class First Sergeant Company C Sergeant Major Assistant Manager Football Team Marshal Final Ball First Class Battalion Adjutant Manager Football Team Member Post Exchange Sub-Council Marshal Final German QCENE: — Parade Ground, with onlookers. Time: — early morning or late afternoon. The Regimental Band (Homitch und der bunch) is playing the very latest music, and the man with the clear enunciation and princely walk appears. A-h-h! ' Tis Kra-a-ft! In other words, D ' Artagnan. Were it not for this gentleman from " up New York State, " guard mounting and B. P. would hold no attraction whatever for the visiting calic. Neither would so many of these " Keydets " " run excess, " for " Dirty Bore " and " Dust on ■ Sight " are his own coinage, and the mint is working overtime. Although he is pretty much of a landmark, he adds much to the beauty of the place — to say nothing of that girlish giggle which forces itself on every occasion, that is, except those ' on which he attempts to explain the dark secrets of the " Ben- zine ring " or the elusive dimensions of atoms and molecules. He has aspira- tions for Princeton next year, and intends to follow the Tiger in the capacity of " Boss of de t ' ird Ward, " when Tamman} ' ' s tail will present the aspect of a bridal bouquet. " Albany or bust. " Raymond Marion Long Medina, Ohio " Strawberry " . Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Company D Third Class Corporal Company E Second Class Sergeant Company F; Class Football Team; Class Baseball Team Assistant Manager Basketball Team Marshal Fmal Ball First Class Lieutenant Company E Manager Basketball Team; Class Football Team; Class Basketball Team; Marshal Final German; T.K.L. TRAWBERRY " holds a leather medal for being the laziest man in the class, — would undoubtedly allow a mosquito to sting him to death before fatiguing himself by raising his hand to kill the offending insect. We can ' t imagine how he ever raised enough energy to come to a military school. He doesn ' t often give the girls a treat by honoring the hops with his presence, but when he does get energetic enough to go over, the calic, without exception, become afflicted with an awful case of battdit du cceiir. He has certainly had hard luck during his career here, having had his sleeve shaved twice. The first time that this demoralizing event occurred he merely tried to lift a " rodent " out of ranks by the hirsute appendage. A year later, on account of a gastro- nomic neglect on the part of a waiter, the culinary department of the mess hall received a general " cussing out " at the hands of our hero, and not being couched in exactly polite terms, he was forced by the powers that be to " jine de ranks " once more. He has never been known to express himself as to what calling he is to follow after leaving us all, but we haven ' t a doubt but that he will be well equipped to pick flowers off a century plant. William Holland McCormick Baltimore, Maryland " Buzz " Matriculated 1909 Third Class Private Company A Second Class Sergeant Company F Class Football Team Marshal P ' inal Ball First Class Lieutenant Company F Scrub Football Team Class Basketball Team President Maryland Club Marshal Final German nPHE man with the ingrowing face. He ' s not the Cyrus H. of reaper fame, but cuts some wide swath in the field of hearts. He has one of the best " physeekies " in Barracks, but of a very illusive nature. The exact position of his chest is yet unknown to the most diligent searchers, but what is that to one who can " yap " so pleasantly. Has actually been known to tell girls such funny stories that the neighborhood hounds laugh with glee. He can put up such a line that you never miss your watch and stick-pin till next day. He knows something about everything, and everything about most things, which facts he impresses on the willing and unwilling alike. Although he takes all the ladies in, he has a heart of stone, and bumps them most unmercifully. After several years of travel, he intends to sit back in a safe deposit vault and clip coupons from government bonds, raising the price of pepper one-half cent a pound in his spare moments. In society he ' ll continue as an advocate of the latest dances, such as the " Flat Foot Drag " or the " Marathon Glide, " — his ability for long distances and endurance having been noted at several of the hops. 45 Augustus Huey Malsberger, Jr. Massey, Maryland " Molly " . Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Company A Third Class Corporal Company A Secretary Y. M. C. A. Second Class Color Sergeant Company A; Vice- President Y. M. C. A.; class Foot- ball Team; Captam Class Baseball Team; Vestry Episcopal Church Club; Marshal Final Ball First Class Lieutenant Company A; President Y. M. C. A.; Mandolin Club; Class Football Team; Cadet Staff; Mar- shal Final German ROUNDS very much like a brand of cheese, except when you say it slow, when it has a decided similarity to an air-brake. When he left Massey, they tagged him " Throw off at Lexington, Va., this end up. " The latter part was entirely unnecessary, for with such pedal extremities as he possesses, he couldn ' t possibly fall on his head, even if he had a load of bricks about his neck. He has the art of deceiving the fairer sex down " pat " (that is, he used to). He purchased a " multi-copy " and used to send six different girls the same letter. His Waterloo overcame him not long ago, however, and since then he hasn ' t written a single line to anyone but the " family. " In one single day he received four letters saying that all was over, etc., etc. Perfectly unconcerned, he at once subscribed to a matrimonial paper. One of the few electricians taking Elec- tricity. " Monk " speaks of him as his right-hand man, and lets him clean up after the would-be Edisons get through with the apparatus. When not sleeping, spends most of his time in drawing, and as draftsman he is a howling success, — with the aid of a T-square, a compass, and " Piggy, " he can almost draw a straight line. Has accepted a position in Pittsburgh for next year, counting the amperes in a rheostat. V ■to 46 Philip Ambrose Merian onkers, New ' ork " P. A. " Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Company D Third Class Corporal Company E Class Football Team Second Class Sergeant Company F Class Football Team Class Ring Committee Marshal Final Ball First Class Lieutenant Company D Marshal Final German MBROSE, the boy with the pleasing voice. Anyone who has ever attended a football or baseball game here can well remember that terrific human blast as " Pheelip " voiced his displeasure at some raw decision. We expect that he cultivated it driving oxen from Rye to New York City once a month with a load of garden " sass. " It would sound quite natural to hear him shout " stra-a-aw-berries, carrots, pumpkins, get ' em while they ' re fresh. " He is an accomplished " lady-killer " and holds the hop record of treadmg on an unfortunate ' s pedal extremities five times m four steps. W hen a Third Class- man he had aspirations for Sergeant-Major, and not a single guard mounting was ever pulled off that year but that " P. A. " was there to see that everything went along smoothly. He is one of those beings who, from time immemorial, have been- known as " Tqmmy ' s slaves " and at all times can be found sur- rounded by his similarly afflicted roommates, all figuring the stresses and strains in the left hind lower cantilever between the two central piers of the Brooklyn Bridge. He expects to get an approximate result by Finals. We hear that the government will turn over the task of completing the Panama Canal to him in July. Charles Gideon Miller Richmond, Virginia " Charlie " Matriculated 1909 Treasurer Kerlin Lit. Third Class Private Company B Second Class Corporal Company D Marshal Final Ball First Class Military Secretary Business Manager Bomb Cadet Staff Marshal Final German Class Basketball Team A S one of the Third Class Rat highbrows who put us all to shame in that crucial period, he shone ever so brightly. As a Second Classman, he pro- ceeded to make a string of maximums that remained unbroken the entire term. What subject? Well, it doesn ' t matter much, but this was Calculus. ' Tis he, ladies and gentlemen; yes, this is the man. But wait! Still dissatisfied, did he not show " Ducky " on several occasions that he was propounding the funda- mentals of this simple but beautiful science in a most erroneous fashion. ' Did he not correct mistakes in the text-book of " ye General " himself? Yea, verily, and we were all sore afraid. His middle name should be Literal — to tell 3 ' oung Miller a joke is nothing less than disastrous. After your best attempt to be the real George M. Cohan, he sees the point, but only after a thorough appli- cation of " Napier ' s Analogies. " Charlie is in love and a constant lover, but his " Illusory Form " is unfathomable, — at least, to himself. To his friends, how- ever, it is evident that the first formula, " dC =0, " is responsible for his failure in the unknown. 48 Daniel Gordon Morrissett Lynchburg, Virginia " Ducky " Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Company C Third Class Private Company D Second Class Corporal Company D Marshal Final Ball First Class Military Secretary Marshal Final German " 1 UCKY; " isn ' t that a cute name? Well, it ' s tacked on to a mighty cute ■ ■ " man — so the calics say. It ' s a circus to watch him dance his peculiar little glide (?) with a tall girl. " Ducky " isn ' t satisfied with his present style of dancing, however, and every rainy afternoon he nabs some unfortunate Rat and forces the rodent to initiate him into the secrets of the " Bunny Hug " and its kindred motions. As a raconteur of side-splitting jokes, he ' s the candy kid, but the one serious drawback is that they have no point in so far as we have been able to see. Nevertheless, " Ducky " enjoys telling them immensely, as his hearty laughs would indicate. " Tommy " Jones thinks he ' s " yellow, " but we would call the " Duck " wise. If Uncle Sam consents to reduce the height requirement in the army by about ten inches, " Ducky intends to get a job as a scout. There is no doubt but that his scouting tours around East Lexington on Sunday afternoons have well prepared him for that branch of the service. Edgar Carlyle Outten Hampton, Virginia " Ooten " Matriculated 1909 Episcopal Church Club Third Class Private Company B Second Class Sergeant Companj- B Marshal Final Ball First Class Lieutenant Company D Assistant Business Manager Bomb Marshal Final German Class Basketball Team TF you want to know his native section, hear him pronounce " house " — something like this, — " howusse " — quick and short. Like all the rest that Hampton sends, he was taken extremely ill with the " running " fever, and has not entirely recovered yet, although rapidly recuperating now under the able care of Dr. " Bull Secondlieu. " L ' nder this wizard young Edgar has improved wonderfully since December, and now even dares an occasional nap in the dark- ness of his back roorn after all possible inspections have been made. His name has never appeared on the delinquency sheet, while in res inilitaires he is like unto a parrot. On one occasion, having missed an offhand question in the art of warfare, he rushed madly to the Chemical Lab., and when found, was about to gobble a handful of KCn. Has blossomed lately into quite a " Bear Cat " with the ladies. Only one peculiar thing about him — he is determined to wear chevrons on his " after taps attire. " Archibald Alexander Owen, Jr. Turbeville, Virginia " Betts " Matriculated 1908 Third Class Private Company D; Corporal Com- pany D; Varsity Baseball Team Second Class First Sergeant Company D Varsity Football Team Captain Varsity Baseball Team Gymnasium Team Marshal Final Ball First Class Captain Company C; Varsity Foot- ball Team; Captain Varsity Baseball Team; Varsity Basketball Team; Gymnasium Team; Marshal Final German. " TR. ARCH. OWEN, Ball Player, V. M. I. " — that ' s the way all his mail finds the so-called " Heavy. " However, if addressed in a small lady- like hand, we observe, Archibald Alexander Cleopatra Owen, — then it ' s all up for a day or so. On these occasions he even forgets who won the champion- ship in 1908, and where the stars of that date may now be found. He has one distinct failing: that of answering questions such as " Who discovered hydro- gen? " by some guttural noise that sounds dangerously like Cornelius McGur- giger or Hans Wagner. He can spiel off the names, clubs, batting avera ges, etc., of every player known, as easily as " Ole Rat " rattles off every element with the specific gravities and atomic weights thrown in. Note the simple . look! Yes, all his pictures ' show it; it comes from the great ambition to be the real Chance-and along with. a slight embarrassment, caused a nickname of his Rathood days. " Heavy " plays football and baseball to a standstill; in addition, he plays basketball and tennis, does stunts on the track and in the gym, and dabbles m other branches too numerous to mention. And, oh, yes! — he rooms in " 9-B. " William Parker Chance, Virginia " Bill " Matriculated 1907 Fourth Class Private Company A Third Class Corporal Company D Second Class Sergeant Company E First Class Private Company A T first sight one would have supposed the accompanying picture to have been taken from one of Ernest Thompson-Seton ' s (or vice versa) books, but upon closer scrutiny it will be seen to possess some human attributes. " Bill " speaks a tongue all his own (no one else wants it), and although resem- bling English in many ways, when he gets excited it becomes an unintelligible mixture of Choctaw, United States and river slang. No one has ever found out where " Bill " is from, and he doesn ' t seem to be very certain himself. The catalog states that he is from Chance, Virginia, but he never mentions the place in his conversation, and as he talks most of the time, it is doubtful if there is any such locality. He is well on the snowy side of thirty and has been voting regularly since Bryan ran the second time. He has a peculiar contempt for all Chemistry men, and speaks of them in such unwarranted terms as " hay- makers, " " cnp-nders, " and the like. This is evidently jealousy, as they say that William and " Alternating Currents " don ' t " gee the morest. " Next year will find him conductor on a cabbage wagon on the Rappahannock, or else motorman of a corn-planter. Kenneth Sinclair Purdie Norfolk, Virginia " Kenney " Matriculated January, 1909 Fourth Class Private Company A Third Class Corporal Company D Second Class First Sergeant Company E Class Football Team First Class Captain Company E; Varsity Foot- ball Team; Class Basketball Team; Busmess Manager Cadet; Editor-m- Chief Bomb; Post Exchange Sub- Council; Entertainment Committee; Class Banquet Committee; Vice- President Class; Marshal Final Ger- man T ARGE, robust, handsome, blushing. The nearest thing to perpetual — ' motion ever exhibited, and can cover in file with a corkscrew. To get out an annual or two, dash off cop y for several issues of The Cadet, draw half a dozen or so bridge trusses, and blush 104 times a minute is his daily schedule before breakfast. In addition, he takes an excellent class stand, cares for his Compan) ' , plays football, basketball, and does track work, writes forty letters a day, and receives, entreaties from a score or more female admirers; and after dinner, surveying off the Parade Ground, Drill, Parade, hurried trip up town, con- ferences with numerous committees, he snatches an egg sandwich, followed b) ' a collection tour for the Bomb and Cadet, opening, answering, and filing the night mail, several hours of study, along with being continually " ragged, " he throws several pestering roommates out of the window, and has nothing to do till reveille. The Old Dominion needs cleaning up, he says, and after a year or so at teaching in the " show me " state, he intends to oust all those filthy •politicians, and fill the vacancies with the true adherents of the " you first " party . 53 Charles Carter Randolph, Jr. Evington, Virginia " C. C. " Matriculated 1909 Vestry Episcopal Church Club Third Class Private Company F Second Class Private Company A Class Baseball Team First Class Private Company A Cadet Staff Class Baseball Team Class Football Team Marshal Final German CLOW, deliberate, concise, steady and quiet — another one of those Third Class Rat editions of the Encyclopedia Americana. Knows everything worth knowing, and has a pretty fair knowledge of that not worth it, but he has to be pumped. He can take in with a glance what it requires weeks for him to say — both literally and figuratively speaking — and when he even thinks " so-and-so " it ' s safe for an ordinary man to swear to it. As for family con- nections, — no one has it on him. But of this he never speaks, except in his manner, which plainly shows the cavalier side; his ancestry may be traced back to the couple of fig-leaf and apple-blossom fame, and what more could rnortal wish! Charlie seldom gets " boned, " though on one occasion, becoming intensely angry, he let forth a blaspheming damn, and quite naturally got reported for " loud and continuous cussing in room about 10-25 : 29 a. m. " His future bids fair to be as good as his past at Episcopal High and V. M. I., which, in short, is " nuffsed. " Henry Bynum Reardon, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia " Rooster " Matriculated 1909 Jacksonian Lit. Third Class Private Company B Second Class Private Company B Marshal Final Ball First Class Private Company B Marshal Final German ' 13 OOSTER, old Chappie, " is one of the sights for which V. M. I. is famous. ■ ■ ■ We don ' t know what this naughty world is going to do to this pink- cheeked Apollo, but let us hope for mercy instead of justice. A real genius by nature and an electrician by " Monk, " — he has almost mastered the art of turn- ing out an electric light. He is an aurora borealis on the ballroom floor and almost. collapsed one day when he cut his foot and thought it would prevent him from going to the hop that night. Not exactly an athlete, but then he has been known to become interested to the point of excitement while watching a game of checkers, and is always ready for a game wrestle with " Les Trois Mousque- ' taires, " — in fact he is a guardian angel for the section in this latter science. He has a deep bass voice that makes Barracks tremble every time he uses it. Having roomed with " Young Ha-a-a-is " for over a year, he is remarkable for his- perfect control of temper. And, by the way, he expects to fathom the - intricacies of Westinghouse next year. Washington Reed Smithfield, Virginia " Wash " Matriculated 1909 Kerlin Lit. Third Class Private Company A ' arsity Baseball Team Second Class Sergeant Company D Varsity Baseball Team Episcopal Church Club Marshal Final Ball First Class Cadet Quartermaster Varsity Baseball Team Assistant Leader Final German ' H, yes, Mr. Reed, you ' re from the same place where they make those - ' good hams. " Now isn ' t that e,xasperating, Henrietta: Nevertheless, that ' s what one of those sweet, clinging rose-buds handed out to him at a recent hop. But that doesn ' t prevent his being the real Beau Brummel, although his success in this direction never reached such alarmmg proportions till after his election to the assistant ball managership, carrying with it a " free, gratis, for nothing " ticket to all the dances. He has a patent on luck. In the first place, this picture flatters him to death; he can roll a four in a tight place any night, and the O. C. invariably inspects when he ' s ahead. In addition, he has many acquired accomplishments, being able to blufF exceedingly well, and he lies most beautifully. He ' s the sort that takes well with anybody, and from anybody, too; is deft of hand, glib of tongue, and has no conscience whatever, having been known to breeze by one of the aforesaid " would-be ' s " with a prancing pair and a fatherly smile. His future is in no wa}- predicted, but you have heard of Wallinaford, — well, he ' s not in it. 56 Randolph King Shotwell Culpeper, Virginia " Shot " Matriculated 1908 Jacksonian Lit. Fourth Class Private Company C Third Class Private Company D; Class Football Team; Class Baseball Team Second Class Corporal Company A; Class Baseball Team; Varsity Basketball Team; Captain Scrub Football Team Gymnasium Team First Class Private Company D Varsity Football Squad Captain Gymnasium Team Marshal Final German OF course you have heard a bantam rooster crow. Well, that ' s just exactly what " Shot " sounds like when talking. He isn ' t big, but loud, oh my! He is in partnership with " Chippie " in a skinning parlor and pokery concern, a business which seems to have resulted in both proprietors nearly " ipso-factor- ing. " A gymnast of the first water: the stunt which has brought him the most notoriety consists of walking around the Parade Ground on his hands while beating a pair of cymbals with his feet and blowing a mouth organ at the same time. People come from far and wide to see him clog; in fact, " Honey Boy " Evans nearly worried him to death to get him to sign a contract to dance before the crowned heads of Europe; but " Shot " aspires to higher things (he has to stand on a blacking stool to reach anything over five feet from the ground). His aspiration to be a Civil Engineer was nipped in the bud by " Tommy " some tirrie ago when he explained to " Shot " that a successful engineer must be at least tall enough to look into a transit. Alan McCune Smith Birmingham, Alabama " Schmitty " Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Company D Third Class Private Company F Second Class Sergeant Company C Marshal Final Ball First Class Private Company F Cadet Staff Marshal Final German MODEST child with a precocious mind. Birmingham has sent more " osities " up here, with the exception of Richmond, than any city or even any state in this grand republic, and " Schmitty " is one of those things. He has decided that a military life is not for him, and will, in consequence, take a course in Hoyle immediateh ' after leaving the Institute; says he prefers Set- back to Authors. One of the Civil sharks, and owes his good stand, and also his equally good " drag, " to his ability to draw " figgers " for everything that he recites on. He is anythmg but a deep student, however, and amuses himself during the long, dreary, study hours by playing a typewriter or trying to learn how to carry a tune with his whistlery. With the rest of " 31 " he is a member of the Bad and Bold Club, and smokes Piedmonts, drinks Coca Cola, and waves at girls gomg along the East Lexington pike just like the hardened vil- lain that he is. He is the owner of a horribly gruff voice that is the terror of all the rats, and with it he makes the early morning air resound as he struts around on O. G. i3- ie¥S««»3Rr ' ' S8 Estil Virgil Smith Fort Leavenworth, Kansas " Rip " Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Company D Third Class Corporal Company F Second Class Sergeant Compan}- A First Class Private Company A Marshal Final German TN the fall of 1908 the Law and Order Society of Kansas started a crusade against the undesirable citizens of that state, and, as a result, " Rip " found it expedient to migrate. V. M. L was the unwilling haven which attracted him and he has refused to go hence since. Last summer he decided to raise the standard of the L ' nited States Army by showing them how things should be did. Well, to make a long story short, " Rip " came back with a long face and a short answer. He says General Wood couldn ' t see things his way. He has taken charge of the first squad in " A " Company, much to that organization ' s benefit. As a third classman, he was a holy terror to rats, but has become quite gentle in his declining years. He yet has hopes of entering the army, even if he has to enlist, but we doubt if the environment would exactly suit one of such a loving disposition. At any event he is the original East Lexington heart-breaker, which accounts for that angelic look. George Alexander Speer, Jr. Atlanta, Georgia " George " Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Compam ' A Th}rd Class Corporal Company B Second Class First Sergeant Company B Manager Class Football Team Class Ring Committee Marshal Final Ball First Class Captain Company F Class Banquet Committee Athletic Editor Bomb Marshal Final German ' I ■ ' HIS martial man from Georgia is a Sunday paper puzzle. As a Rat he was the meekest and most timid rodent in seven states; as a third class- man he was a terror; as a second classman and first sergeant he could fill a delmquency sheet like unto the water that swelleth the sponge. Nothmg interested him save things military till the fateful first class season when his heart was seized and held by the fairest of the fair. The conquest has been complete — but painful. Napoleon in all his glory never equaled G. A. Speer, Jr., in his authority. Nor was the dejection on the rocks of St. Helena a cir- cumstance to the bent and broken spirit of George since his submissive sur- render to the charms of his victor. His favorite pastime is giving dinner par- ties, and he is numbered among the very few hosts who can do these things in the proper style. His original intention was to enter U. S. A. as brigadier- general, but since Atlanta ' s concentrated effort to keep the home ties unbroken he is thinking seriously of returning to his native heath, there to assume leader- ship of the Peachtree Place select. From present indications, however, his regime will be interrupted by an occasional visit to Savannah. John Evans Stevenson Corinth, Kentucky " Jawn " Matriculated 1907 Fourth Class Private Company D Scrub Football Team Third Class Private Company A Class Football Team Second Class Private Company A; Class Football Team; Class Baseball Team Gymnasium Team First Class Private Company A; Class Football Team; Class Baseball Team; Gym- nasium Team; Banquet Committee; Valedictorian; Marshal Final Ger- man; B. B. A. " r?ROM the dark tobacco districts of Kentucky comes old " Cicero. " This - picture does not give one the slightest insight into his personality. He is the only man in ' " 12 " who has not given evidence of having been pierced by Cupid ' s darts, but we all think that way back in the mountains there is some home-spun queen pining for her John. " Ay! Hey ! Hey! " As a chess player he can make Pillsbury look like thirty cents in a gale of wind and often plays the game blindfolded. It ' s a real treat to hear him lecture " Old Rat " on fractional distillation, to say nothing of listening to one of his violin solos. " Steve ' s specialties on this instrument are " Moonshine Waltz " and " Hide the Demi- john, Zebby, the Sheriff is Coming To-day. " Just here we might say that " Steve " gets more enjoyment out of his fiddle than we do. " Old Jawn " intends to study law — a calling to which he is well suited. Even at this early moment we can see him defending a brother " moonshiner, " his long arms wildly swing- ing, while the sheriff siphons off the tears from the jury-box, occasioned by our . hero ' s eloquent appeals for clemency. Hamilton Templeton Malolas Bulacan, Philippine Islands " Temp " Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Company C Third Class Corporal Company D Second Class Sergeant Company F Marshal Final Ball First Class Lieutenant Company C Member Post Exchange Sub-Council Marshal Final German " NE of the latest importations from the Philippines, " Temp. " has blos- somed out into quite a military genius, and lastly, but not leastly, into Chief High Prime Favorite with the ladies. His profile reminds one of a cocka- too, but as we said before, it seems to make a decided hit with the opposite sex. His favorite recreation is going on O. D., — while acting in that capacit} ' he keeps a chair out in the sentry-box and leaves the O. D. ' s office to the O. G. and Dulaney, while with pencil and paper in hand he jots down the little (?) things calculated to give the military secretaries something to do during drill and parade. The only blot on his entire existence occurred during his second class year, and while he has come through unscathed, it almost caused him to take Paris green at the time. No one would have guessed that " Temp. " would ever defy authority, but on this occasion he told one of the " higher-ups " to " go to. " It is needless to say what happened, — in a short while a second class " Corp " looked as big to him as the Rock of Gibraltar. The long-suffer- ing U. S. A. will see more of him next year. i Robert James Throckmorton Richmond, Virginia " Thrax " Matriculated 1908 Fourth Class Private Company A Third Class Private Company A Varsity Baseball Team Second Class Corporal Company A; Captain Class Football Team; Varsity Baseball Team; Final Ball Committee First Class Private Company A Captain All Class Football Team Captain Class Basketball Team Varsity Baseball Team; Gymnasium Team; Cheer Leader; Marshal Final German " T ON ' T blame us, ' cause McGuire ' s of Richmond really did say he was a ■ good one — but my! what a " sweater " ! He keeps his (and most every- body else ' s) belongings in " 61, " but hangs out with his " gang " at the Post Exchange most of the time, as any frequenter will testify. The socialistic idea is so imbued in his make-up that it ' s really hard to keep the necessary accessories in one ' s room. Anything lost may be found adorning the shelves of the " Turk ' s " room, while he spends his spare moments in adding to and beautifying this already immense and varied collection. As the champion pugilist of his class, cheer leader, Varsity pitcher, and captain of class teams he has managed to keep constantly in the limelight, but radium rays cannot detect him lifting your only pair of " Holeproofs. " After graduation he intends to compile a complete directory of the city of Lexington, Virginia, and with the aid of his-roommates the product a work of revealing art. To him the burg is an open book, and with short paragraphs on various points from personal observation, the book will indeed be complete. 63 William Carroll Welsh Hamilton, Virginia " Chippie " Matriculated 1908 Jacksonian Lit. Fourth Class Private Company B Third Class Private Company B Class Baseball Team Second Class Corporal Company C Class Baseball Team Marshal Final Ball First Class Private Company C; Class Basket- ball Team; Gymnasium Team; Mandolin Club; Marshal Final German; B. B. A. " 1[ 7HEN this " young scamp " was thrust upon us, the morale of the Insti- tute went down perceptibly and, we dare say, won ' t regain its old posi- tion until " Chippie " leaves these historic walls. He is a full-fledged Monte Carlo " buster " and, with the aid of " Shot " and a couple of mirrors advan- tageously placed, has assisted many innocent brother cadets (to say nothing of ex-cadets) to lighten their unwieldy rolls. He takes Electricity more through compulsion than choice, and pulls his marks up now and then with a " six. ' He used to be actually fat and chubby, but a harrowing experience last fall caused him to lose thirty-seven pounds or more. For three long weeks " Old Goathead " lived, or rather existed, in a state of terror and a bed-roll. He had a Rat on guard at the door at all times during release from quarters, and every time a " cits " hat went past the window of q-B, " Chippie " would faint completely, to revive only on the entrance of a prospective victim and a large wad: but the ordeal finally ended and we are glad to say that he escaped with a whole hide. He has lately been offered a splendid position as postmaster of Hamilton on week-days a nd town marshal of the same place on Sundays: — he decided, some time ago, however, to become a preacher and will start studying theology ' next year. 64 Frank Cunningham Wilson Birmingham, Alabama " Doc " Matriculated 1909 Third Class Private Compan}- C Second Class Corporal Company C Marshal Fmal Ball First Class Private Company E Advertising Manager Bomb Marshal Final German " ■ I ' " HIS tall and willowy young man made his debut here in 1909, much to the detriment of Birmingham society. However, he intends to return after graduation, so they shouldn ' t mind our borrowing him these three years. The Doctor is quite attractive, though his picture doesn ' t show it. His favorite expression is, " Say, did I get a letter from Staunton? " and one which we hear at all hours of the day. Frank is quite an authority on autos and can tell the make of any one by the smell a mile away. Has the reputation of " boning " less than any of " Tommy ' s " young scions, but then, if you must know it, he is ■just naturally bright. Woe to the man who runs down Birmingham in Frank ' s presence — when started on this subject he has to be squelched at once if there is to be any peace in the vicinity. If he can be convinced that bone-sawing won ' t interfere ' with social duties he ' ll probably take up the former as a pro- fession. 6S Thomas Foster Witt Richmond, Virginia " Forki " Matriculated 1908 Secretary Jacksonian Lit. Fourth Class Private Company B Third Class Corporal Company C Second Class Sergeant Company C Varsity Football Team Varsity Baseball Team Marshal Final Ball First Class Lieutenant Company C Varsity Football Team Varsity Baseball Team Marshal Final German nPALL, large of limb and heavy of frame; in fact, immense. Naturally con- scientious and serious — on 0. D. — hunt your hole. Has been known to throw off, under arrest, sentinels, both corporal and officer of the guard, and when advised against throwing himself off by the officer in charge, there were vague misgivings in the Corps as to whether even that gent would complete his tour. He has established a new O. D. ' s office in the sentry-box, where nothing escapes his scrutinizing gaze. As a giant quarterback, you all know him, so what ' s the use. As a rising young lawyer, you will soon know him, so what ' s the use again. Ere long he is to take his father ' s place as Richmond ' s most popular man, even rivaling the Judge in avoirdupois, if he does not stop stuffing his abdominal cavity. His greatest stunt in social lines was when he passed off for Daiton at a recent fancy dress ball. Had the refreshments been served a bit sooner, allowing him to demonstrate his ability along those lines, the disguise would have been complete. 66 OC°(SILASS]i1 ATl Adams, Arthur A., Jr., Birmingham, Ala. Adams, Carroll C, Lynchburg, Va. Anderson, Meriwether L., Richmond, Va. Baker, William T., New York, N. Y. Baldwin, J. Faire, Tyler, Tex. Barrett, Robert H., Norfolk, Va. Barksdale, James A., Savannah, Ga. Baskerville, George T., Boydton, Va. Beale, Charles R., Cairo, Ga. Beaton, Francis E., Lexington, Va. Bell, George W., Cambridgeport, Mass. Bennett, Tracy D., Washington, D. C. Bishop, H. Roper, St. Louis, Mo. Blanchard, Paul S., Columbus, Ga. Botts, William M., Roanoke, Va. Boughton, George W., Washington, D. C. Bowman, Rufus C, Salem, Va. Boyce, Joseph E., Jr., Pine Bluff, Ark. Boykiu, R. Stanley, Wilson, N. C. Brazleton, T. Berry, Waco, Tex. Brandt, Jackson, Jr., Baltimore, Md. Brooks, R. Emory, Jr., Houston, Tex. Bryan, Henry T.,.Jr., Tarboro, N. C. Bryan, L. Randolph, Houston, Tex. Burton, Reuben, Jr., Richmond, Va. Campbell, George B., Bedford City, Va. Carrington, Tazewell M., Jr., Richmond, Va. Carter, S. Fain, Jr., Houston, Tex. . Chaprhan, Reuben C, Huntsville, Ala. Childs, J. Rives, Lynchburg, Va. Clark, Harvey R., Schulenburg, Tex. Cohen, Milton S., Richmond, Va. Coldwell, Colbert C, El Paso, Tex. Crockett, Gilman K., Bedford City, Va. Cummings, E. Paul, Reidsville, N. C. Cunningham, Don K., Beaumont, Tex. Davenport, Ralph M., Denver, Colo. Dawes, Byron F., Cleveland, Ohio. Denny, Walter E., Newellton, La. Dey, William T., Norfolk, Va. Dillard, William E., Lynchburg, Va. Dodd, Randall S., St. Louis, Mo. Duff, Joe E., Belfast Mills, Va. Emery, Nathaniel W., Bloomfield, Ind. Erck, Carl B., Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y. Ewing, John D., New Orleans, La. Farrell, Doddridge, St. Louis, Mo. Ferebee, G. Cooke, Norfolk, Va. Figgins, Bernard W., Arlington, Va. Gannaway, Walter C, Lynchburg, Va. Gant, Edwin H., Burlington, N. C. Gardner, James, Augusta, Ga. Gerson, Gustave R., Houston, Tex. Gibson, William L,, Washington, D. C. Goepel, Frank L., Pt. Gibson, Miss. Gratz, A. Howerton, Lexington, Ky. Gregory, William K., Louisville, Ky. Grove, Arthur A., Luray, Va. Harrill, William K., Knoxville, Tenn. Hastie, Colin C, Seattle, Wash. Hastie, Jack, Jr., Seattle, Wash. Hayes, Leonard, Barnesville, Md. Henderson, Eugene, Jr., Ft. Smith, Ark. Higginbotham, John L., Dublin, Tex. Hilton, Corson L., Sylvania, Ga. Homes, Peter P., Boydton, Va. 67 WQJ Hordern, Herbert R., Warrenton, Va. Hull, Washington, Jr., New York, N. Y. Hutchinson, Frank E., Fairmont, W. Va. Hutter, J. Logwood, Lynchburg, Va. Hutton, Frank B., Jr., Abingdon, Va. Ingram, Nelson, Richmond, Va. Jackson, H. Stanley, Lynchburg, Va. Joyner, Charles G., Baltimore, Md. Kelley, Homer C, New Lexington, Ohio Koll, Walter A., Los Angeles, Cal. Lee, Sidney W., Jr., Birmingham; Ala. Leonard, Brunswick W., Newport News, Va. Lewis, Robert W., New York, N. Y. Lloyd, Edward, Jr., Washington, D. C. Lloyd, Egbert T., Washington, D. C. McCart, Lawrence, Ft. Worth, Tex. McCallister, Cline W., Hurricane, W. Va. McCuUough, Hillis K., Houston, Tex. McClellan, R. Prince, Corsicana, Tex. McClure, Hugh, Staunton, Va. McElroy, G. Whitfield, Lebanon, Ky. McEntee, James A., Kingston, N. Y. McGee, Charles H., Leland, Miss. McGee, Ralph W., Leland, Miss. McMenamin, James, Hampton, Va. McRae, Donald M., Washington, D. C. Martin, Donald M., Kingston, N. Y. Martin, Marlin C, Little Rock, Ark. Matthews, Lee C, Springfield, Ohio Mayer, Eugene N., Norfolk, Va. Miller, Albert C, Columbus, Ga. Minton, John T., Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. Moore, Charles E., Berryville, Va. Morris, Kenneth R., Guthrie, Okla. Morrison, Cassell S., Kansas City, Mo. Morrow, Guy H., Asbury Park, N. J. Mosby, T. Talfourd, Jr., Lynchburg, Va. Moseley, Thomas S., Richmond, Va. Nabors, Clarence D., Dallas, Tex. Nash, Lloyd N., San Antonio, Tex. O ' Brien, Robert L., Dublin, Tex. Pearson, Thomas J., Jr., Pearisburg, Va. Poindexter, Nat S., Walkertown, N. C. Rhett, Richard C, Summerviile, S. C. Robinson, Custer, Richmond, Va. Rockwell, Kiffin Y., AsheviUe, N. C. Rodman, John W., Jr., Frankfort, Ky. Sams, R. Troy, Bristol, Tenn. Saxon, J. Landrum, Augusta, Ga. Schillig, Stephen J., Pt. Gibson, Miss. Seibold, Martin H., New York, N. Y. Setter, Joseph L., Cattaraugus, N. Y. Sevier, Landers, Jr., Birmingham, Ala. Shayn, Isaac, Tyler, Tex. Shufeldt, Frank A., Jr., Napoleonville, La. Simpson, John R., Jr., Ft. Gaines, Ga. Smith, Breedlove, Colorado City, Tex. Smith, George A., Baltimore. Md. Smith, George W., Knoxville, Tenn. Smith, Myron A., Colorado City, Tex. Smith, Roy B., Jr., Roanoke, Va. Smith, Thomas, Philadelphia, Pa. Smith, Tom O., Birmingham, Ala. Smith, W. Alfred, Birmingham, Ala. Smoot, Harold K., Manzanillo, Mex. Sterrett, Tate B., Hot Springs, Va. Stocks, G. Benjamin, Blue Rapids, Kan. Stucky, Harry C, Lexington, Ky. Sydnor, William O., Jr., Staunton, Va. Taylor, George DeB., Norfolk, Va. Taylor, Sweden S., Jackson, Miss. Thom, William A., Jr., Norfolk, Va. Thompson, Robert M., Corsicana, Tex. Van Meter, J. Baylor, Lexington, Ky. Voss, Carl L., Pittsburgh, Pa. Walton, Joseph S., Roanoke, Va. Wear, William D., Hillsboro, Tex. Weidman, Frank A., Pittsburgh, Pa. Wescott, Nathaniel S., Mappsburg, Va. West, R. Ashton, Bellvue, Va. Wilson, Leroy C, Baltimore, Md. Wilson, W. Lee, Dallas, Tex. Woolard, Solomon, Tarboro, N. C. Wright, Thomas D., Durham, N. C. Yeatman, Philip W., Norfolk, ' a. ■MMU- Co tlje e©cmotp of (George Cook ftxthtt and tlltam ;aie5eanDer Cljom of Jl orfolk, I3it0inia ' Etoo membets of tftc Class of ilJinftfen l unbreli ant %totliit tofjosc ptomi0= ing futures toerr cut sf)ott in tftf first fcto montfis of tl)cir college career B 69 A HISTORY IT was a motley crew that landed in Lexington in the fall of 1908; green, ignorant and filled with the ease of home living; timid, fearful and with many varied thoughts and ideas in regard to that life into which we were to enter. Those who joined us later were equally as much in doubt and found themselves surrounded by the same conditions that had so bewildered and perplexed the first of the matric- ulates. The first fact perhaps that struck us was that we backed into the county seat of Rockbridge. On arriving we looked the town over, marveled at its wonders FIRST CLASS FUN and then took the path that led us to the entrance of our new home. During that first year, moreover, we realized everything that goes to make a Rat ' s life unpleasant as well as the small things which make it enjoyable — the things which now every- body looks back on with the fondest of memories. There were times when we wished we had not come, when many wanted to get away (and some did), and there were other times when we were either too busy trying to plan a way to get out of " slings " or making up good " sound ofFs " that we did not think of the serious results in case of academic failures. There were still other times when the ridiculous side appealed 70 to us and we were perfectly satisfied. All, however, finished that eventful year not maimed for life (as many outsiders at that time considered a great possibility), but with a vast amount of experience, with new friendships, with all the benefits derived from a year under military discipline and imbued with a characteristic close relation between each other and the V. M. I. spirit. We saw many new customs in our first year; we saw the difference between a first and third classman; we saw drills and parades; we could see trouble brewing a mile off; but we did not always see something good to eat — " growley " was then an institution — a fact which caused many thoughts of the grub we had left behind us. But all these sights have grown misty in comparison with those of the last three years. Perhaps no other class has seen quite so many events during its four years ' existence as has Nineteen Twelve. We have seen fights between first and third classes; trips, including an inaugural parade; hikes; a furlough of six weeks; pink eye, the incurable, with its precious excuse slips; the dismissal of almost an AN INSTITUTE STUDY IN BLACK AND WHITE entire class; new rules and regulations which have added to the military efficiency; many changes for the better in regard to the internal machinery of the corps; and one of the best football teams that ever represented V. M. I. There are only forty-seven of us left now from almost four times that number. These chosen few have conquered all difficulties, such as the dreaded " ipso facto academical notice of Old Nick, to say nothing of excess demerits, mutiny, insub- ordination and like hindrances which have cut short the stay of many others here. With only the exams before us and certainly the greater part of all others behind, there seems no reason why the present members of good old Twelve should not capture the forty-seven varieties of the much valued " dip. " In looking back over our four years ' stay in the state educational prison, what can be said of the Class of Nineteen Twelve as to the good it has done for that institution? We have at times made mistakes that were far from bringing credit on either the class or the school. These were necessary for our instruction and we have gained by them as well as by the mistakes of others. Certainly we have 71 been instrumental in accomplishing much with regard to the hazing question and can with just pride point to the fact that we have succeeded in silencing in large part the public clamour arising from the same. We may have left undone many things and have failed in others, but in everything undertaken we have given the best in us. In athletics Twelve has given many men to all branches even from the first year, and the number has been gradually added to as the class has grown older. The sad death of George Cooke Ferebee in our first year alone casts a shadow over the athletic record of the class. In class athletics Twelve has played a prominent part, not always winning the championship, but never being out of the running and always dying game. As to the success of the individuals in after-life, time, ambitions, and hard work alone will tell. There are prospects for some great electrical engineers if they take advantage of opportunities; at worst the negligent can fall back on the " con- ductor ' s job. " That noble section who have learned the intricacies of peg driving, ditch surveying, and bridge design — more properly called in the language of the catalogue the Civil Course — can choose for themselves a city engineer, a chain carrier, or a stake driver. Those chemistry men who have been taught to wash beakers, manufacture soaps, and foul smelling gases, can take as their maximum ideal the mineral scientist, chemical expert, or discoverer, or as their minimum nothing worse than " chief cook and bottle washer " at some cheap hotel. We have lived four years together; we have had " times " (9B for instance), suppers, a banquet that was well worthy of the name, rare experiences, and with all the true class spirit. May there always linger in each of us the pleasant memories of our life here with a happy reunion in the near future. The Class of Nineteen Twelve has proven itself loyal to its school as cadets; if, as alumni, they prove as faithful, no more can be asked of them by their Alma Mater. Historian, 1912 u£ A 3 P R D Eat, drink and be merry, For to-morrow may really come; And he that has harbored worry. May wake where no drinking is done. A CHRONICLE of the banquets of the Class of 1912 unfortunately happens to be as much the recording of what might have been as of what actually came to pass. A somewhat comprehensive program of feasting was held in view in the early months of our last year, but Fate and the Prohibitionists decreed otherwise. We all remember the momentous night of February tenth when Lexington, rising up in the full glory of her prohibitive wrath, assisted by the sheriff and his deputies, shed vengeance upon the haunts of the bibulous, and rounded into captivity all those lame, blind and otherwise decrepit animals of the lower social order, being mostly tigers. And thereafter the spirit of revelry was known no more in that place. We consulted the best legal talent, and conjured our own, but all to no avail, — we were advised that it would be more than foolhardy to hold a banquet at which anything stronger than reservoir was served. Too many of our classmates held the opinion that duck, turkey, squab, and Smithfield ham couldn ' t be put away on water alone, and thus perished the First Class Banquet, one of our greatest projects, the one dearest to our palates, most inimical to our balance both cash and bodily — and most deeply regretted. ■ In looking back, however, we are rewarded with the memory of the First Class Supper on Christmas Eve of 191 1, at the Dutch Tea Room. It was not intended to be our ultimate gastronomic celebration, but merely a preliminary to the ban- quet. As a preliminary to the supper, 9 B held a reception. All the Christmas boxes, cakes and good things were on the sideboard, and liquid refreshment was served in the form of eggs, sugar and milk, while " Misters " Cook, Lowry, and Schmitt took care of the- musical department and helped put everything in a good humor. Moreover, they furnished a guiding strain for the tremendous vocal cho- ruses to Auld Lang Syne ei al. that were shortly rendered en masse. As a social feature of high good feeling, the reception was a complete success. Everybody vowed others of a like nature in the near future. " Bets, " " Chippie, " and " R. K. " were rousingly cheered and the party went out for a walk. 73 (XJhi. The supper soon followed. The entire class, with the exception of the Officers of the Day and Guard, assembled at the Tea Room about seven-thirty. The pre- liminary punch was great, but this piling up of the preliminaries constituted a burden greater than most of us could bear with anything save hilarity. But ' twas well, and we proceeded to enjoy to the utmost the supper, the toasts, in fact, the whole evening. Our president, Joe Dalton, was master of ceremonies and, as usual, of the situation as well. Much depended on him in that capacity, and he conducted an extemporaneous toast list. Brown, F., in replying " To the Skinny Man, " made a very substantial response, the theme of which was the quotation " Lean on Me. " Carson, in lieu of a Scriptural or other quotation, responded to " Fat on me, " making it wholly unnecessary by his mere appearance above the table. " Kootch " Edwards attempted to justify her publication, " The Cadet. " The magnitude of the attempt was recognized by all in the generous applause that followed. Miller made a similar attempt in behalf of the business end of The Bomb. Applause here also for bravery. Purdie spoke " from the standpoint of the Editor-in-Chief of The Bomb. " He promised an explosion when that work appeared that would resound from sea to sea, meaning of course, from " see to see " as viewed from the sentry box. Gayle proposed a toast to one who had died on the field of honor, to a man who, as it were, in the thrall of the V. M. I. fighting spirit, had died for an Alma Mater that he had scarce had time to appre- ciate — George Cooke Ferebee. The toast was drunk in silence, bringing to mind that quiet of utter gloom which the entire Corps had suffered once before. Several of the athletes next followed with perfectly good boasts of the prowess shown in their particular field: Witt on Football, Ewing on Basketball, Owen on Baseballl and Shotwell on Gymnasium Work. " Pat " Kane, in the language of " Poken- spieler, " admirably presented the views and ambitions of the First Class Footbal, Team. He promised probable victory on the Hill, and assured it if the game were played that night. Stevenson spoke for the ' ii men in ' 12. His analogy between them and the product of certain Biblical seeds that fell upon barren soil was not entirely complimentary to the men themselves, but he made it clear, however, that these men were happy in the disposition that Fate had made of them and that the} ' had no vain regrets, to the detriment of ' 12, for their old class ' 11. Joe showed his sagacity in calling on George Speer for a roast of the First Class Privates. That gentleman, however, showed no less sagacity in the remarks he made. His elucida- tion was revolutionary but recognized by all. Those towers of strength, those funds of military knowledge, those victims of militar} ' discipline, those First Class Privates, he said, were the real basis of V. M. I. glory. " On them, " he averred. " rests the true fame of the Institute, and not upon the First Class Officers whose most important function is merely to exploit the military carriage and bearing of these aforesaid First Class Privates and to ask their advice at Drill. " " Ps che " Gelzer made a reply " To the Officers. " Again was that book of good things called upon, and as things in olden times were rendered unto Caesar, so did " Psvche " render unto the officers the things that were theirs. His tributes were just. " For your general circumspection in the past, " he said, " you have been awarded by ' Auld Nick ' the supervision and guardianship of that great military feature. Reveille. Bear in mind your duties on the morrow, and when, at 6.22 J 2 A. M., } ou make jour report to the 0. D. — remember your duties as a soldier and a gentleman. " As we wended our way barrackward about 9.30 p. m., pleasure and thankfulness pervaded all, as was natural on that day. Since then, when in clearer mind, we have voted the Christmas of 191 1 the happiest spent at V. M. I. hy the Class of 1912. J. E. S. 74 Cl)e Cla00 of iI5tneteen l uniDrtD anti Cl)irteen OFFICERS MAX PATTERSON President MATTHEW HENRY KINGMAN Vice-President EDWARD JORDAN FRAZER Secretary and Treasurer LEE SAUNDERS GEROW Historian Colors of the Class Navy Blue and White 7,S % )t Cla00 of 1013 Allen, James G Yonkers, N. Y. Anderson, J. Aylor Linden, Va. Anderson, J. Kyle Lexington, Va. Boggess, R. Woodfin Waco, Tex. Bowles, William B., Jr Salem, Va. Bryan, Henry T. Jr Tarboro, N. C. Christian, Camillus, Jr. . Lynchburg, Va. Clarke, C. Kennon Bogota, N J. Coulbourn, D. Langhorne Walker ' s Ford, Va. Creswell, Harry T San Francisco, Cal. DiUard, A. Wood Brooklyn, N. Y. Ewell, Nathaniel McG Ruckersville, Va. Ewing, John D New Orleans, La Flannagan, Coke New York, N. Y. Frazer, Edward J Comfort, Tex. Gerow, L. Saunders Petersburg, Va. Gutierrez, Virgil Sagua La Grande, Cuba Hardaway, Ben H., Jr Columbus, Ga. Hordern, Herbert R Warrenton, Va. Hughes, Rozier P St. Louis, Mo. Jessee, J. Ewing Dryden, Va. Jones, Jack W Canton, Ga. Kingman, Matthew H Des Moines, la. Leech, Lloyd L Lexington, Va. Lynch, J. Burr Chincoteague, Va. McClevy, William W Petersburg, Va. McKinney, Averett Lynchburg, Va. McMillin, Edwyn W Chattanooga, Tenn. Mitchell, Arthur H Graham, Va. Moore, Charles E Berryville, Va. Murrill, Hugh A Charlotte, N. C. Patterson, Max G Chatham, Va. Price, George D Charleston, W. Va. Rawls, William A Pensacola, Fla. Richards, Walter A Clifton Station, Va. Robertson, B. Lynn Cathorpin, Va. Satterfield, Calvin C, Jr. . • Germantown, Pa. Schillig, Stephen J. Pt. Gibson, Miss. Shufeldt, Frank A., Jr New Orleans, La. Smith, Tom O., Jr. . . . " Birmingham, Ala. Stroud, Edward B Fort Worth, Tex. Waddey, D. Maxwell Richmond, Va. Wear, W. Doak Hillsboro, Tex. A HISTORY IT has been the custom of many historians to commence their flattering accounts by long and tiresome paragraphs as to the emerald hue of their classmates on a certain September morning several years previous. We, however, have nothing to say on such a tender subject, except that, in those eventful days, we had such experiences as will never be forgotten by any of us and will always be looked upon as among the happiest of our lives. In this year the Class of Nineteen Thir- teen took a decided stand against hazing, and now, we are glad to say, the whole school has followed our example to the end that hazing at V. M. I. is a thing of the past. This and many other things of less importance we accomplished in our Rat year, and when we returned to the Institute in the follow- ing September, freed from the shackles of rathood by our long year ' s penance, it was with the deter- mination to be a model Third Class. Sad to relate, however, the charms of pyro- technic display came upon us, as they generally do to all third classes at this period of their cadet- ship, but if histories were written and events recorded for those people who live in the day of their happening, this part of our life as a class need never have been chronicled. In the week ending on February twentieth, nineteen eleven, events took place which make this class differ- ent from all others of the school, and published in every newspaper in the state, spread abroad the history of the Class of Nineteen Thirteen. So we write not for the people of to-day who read our history of yesterday, but rather for our TWO OF THEM brother Cadets and friends of to-morrow, that they may read, and if possible, profit by our example. The fireworks began on February eighteenth and at once our classmates began to suffer for it, even though we had had no part in it. The third class is often blamed for things of this kind, and often justly, but even if it is the custom, we did not enjoy shouldering the entire blame and punishment for the shortcomings of other classes, expecially since we were not having the fun of participating ourselves. But as our protes- tations were clearly shown to be in vain, we decided that we would take no stand against the bomb-throwing, and that, as a class, we would stand by each other in it. Two of our classmates were soon reported, and, as a result of our agree- ment, the Class of Nineteen-Thirteen, eighty-eight in number, was dismissed from the Institute. Soon, however, that indefinable attraction peculiar to V. M. I. came upon us, and as the Board of Visitors and Faculty kindly offered us a chance to return in the following year and take examinations for re-entrance to our class, coaching schools were soon formed in Petersburg, Lynchburg and Richmond, and work began agam for us in earnest. About thirty of our number with military ambitions matriculated at Saint John ' s College in Annapolis, Maryland, and many are the tales of their prowess and ability th ere. Many of those days, though filled with work and worry, are the ones that we like to look back upon and talk about on the rainy evenings when we are fortunate enough to get out of Drill and Parade. When at last the majority of us assembled at Summer School, it was with the knowledge that we would have to work and work hard to accomplish our object. However, with many thanks to Major Poague and Captain Mayo, many of us did pass our exams and are now full- fledged second classmen, while others, preferring to go over the work missed in a more thorough manner, entered the Third Class, taking up the work where they had left it. In athletics this year our class has shown surprising ability, fur- nishing five of the Varsity eleven, three of the baseball nine, and three of the basketball squad, besides many scrubs who will give somebo dy a run for their respective ' positions. In Class football Thirteen, after defeating the Third Class, lost to the First by the score of six to three, but soon secured ample revenge by walkmg away with the inter-class basketball championship. .It is true that we are nOw few in numbers, as the roster will show, but every man loves Thirteen as only. men can who have been through together what we have. With this strong fraternal feeling the class is fast becoming ready to step up into the place soon to be vacated by the departing First Class. We are lookmg forward to that time not only for the sake of first-class privileges, but also because we will then be in a position to put forth our best efforts for our Alma Mater, to • her great benefit, we hope and trust. Historian, 1913 79 u ,; ' x 1 .- HM % t Class; of il trteteen i untireti aniD ifourteen OFFICERS RICE MCNUTT YOUELL President BLANDY BENJAMIN CLARKSON Vice-President EDWIN PARKER CONQUEST . . . Historian Colors of the Class Maroon and Gray 8i Cl)e Cla00 of 1914 Adams, T. Stokes Richmond, Va. Amory, George S Wilmington, Del. Amory, Thomas D Wilmington, Del. Armstrong, William D Petersburg, Va. Averill, Henry Orange, Va. Banning, Hancock, Jr Los Angeles, Cal. Bell, Gordon C . Dublin, Va. Bergman, Lloyd H Ft. Worth, Tex. Bradford, S. Sydney, Jr Fredericksburg, Va. Briggs, William H Valdosta, Ga. Brooks, Reginald R Missoula, Mont. Brown, Willard C Washington, D. C. Burress, Withers A Richmond, Va. Campbell, W illiam S Lexington, Va. Chambliss, Turner M North Emporia, Va. Christian, John H Lynchburg, Va. Clarkson, Blandy B Millboro, Va. Clement, William T Lynchburg, Va. Clopton, Edward J Washington, Va. Coburn, Hugh S Meridian, Miss. Colonna, Benjamin A Washington, D. C. Conquest, Edwin P Richmond, Va. Cook, Robert E. L., Jr Tarboro, N. C. Crittenden, Orlando B Greenville, Miss. Cunningham, W. Frank Birmingham, Ala. Cutchins, Frank Richmond, Va. Dawes, Byron F Cleveland, O. Deeble, William R Washington, D. C. Dickens, Frank A Fredericksburg, Va. Dickson, Horace K Norfolk, Va. Dilley, Ed. S Little Rock, Ark. Easley, Cary B Richmond, Va. Easley, Richard B Richmond, Va. Echols, Ernest G Glasgow, Va. Engleman, James W., Jr ; Lexington, Va. Evans, Robert D Lynchburg, Va. Fletcher, Marshall P Charlottesville, Va. Frary, Charles C Eustis, Fla. Gait, Alexander, Jr Annapolis, Md. Getzen, T. Hart Webster, Fla. Gill, Howard F Petersburg, Va. Graves, S. Pomeroy Atlanta, Ga. Handy, Thomas T Emory, Va. Howard, Richard J St. Louis, Mo. Hurt, Shirley R Blackstone, Va. Husson, William M Palatka, Fla. Jemison, Elbert S Birmingham, Ala. Karst, Charles, Jr New Orleans, La. Keezell, Rembrandt P Keezelltown, Va. Krentel, Fritz Lotas, Brazil Lancer, George E Phoebus, Va. Landau, Sidney St. Louis, Mo. Look, Frederick W Brown Station, N. Y. Loth, Moritz R Waynesboro, Va. M U- Lowry, Sumter L Tampa, Fla. Lutz, Robert S Decatur, 111. McCabe, Charles P Leesburg, Va. McCormick, James R Raphine, Va. McLean, J. Douglas Alexandria, Va. McLeod, Frank H., Jr Florence, S. C. Mann, D. M. Bernard Petersburg, Va. Marshall, Samuel Charlottesville, Va. Marshall, William, Jr Richmond, Va. Martin, Howard G Norfolk, Va. Meem, John G., Jr, N. Y. Merry, Howard R Baltimore, Md. Metcalfe, Fred R Greenville, Miss. Miller, James Alexander Richmond, Va. Miller, Rush F Richmond, Va. Miller, William P Columbus, Ga. Munce, George G. • ■ Richmond, Va. Munday, Benton F Kansas City, Mo. Nash, Edgar, Jr Portsmouth, Va. Nichols, E. Hunter Petersburg, Va. Owen, Evan I Weems, Va. Owens, B. Bertram Winston-Salem, N. C. Paiker, John C Franklin, Va. Patton, John M Lexington, Va. Pennybacker, Percy V Austin, Tex. Perkinson, Allan C. ... Petersburg, Va. Poage, Robert H Wytheville, Va. Prentiss, W. Pearce Richmond, Va. Quentin, Herman P Denver, Col. Rice, Harry J Morristown, Tenn. Richards, James N Riverton, Va. Riser, G. Seaman Birmingham, Ala. Rohrbough, Wendell W Belington, W. Va. Root, Kenneth C St. Louis, Mo. Royall, William L., Jr Richmond, Va. Rutherford, James B Scranton, Pa. Sanford, William V Ripley, Tenn. Schenck, Hal E Lawndale, N. C. Scott, K. Duval Lynchburg, Va. Sewell, Houston P Jonesville, Va. Shaw-Kennedy, Vernon, Jr Chicago, III. Siddle, Stephen W Yanceyville, N. C. Simpson, John S. _ Ft. Gaines, Ga. Smith, E. Marcus . . . .■ Valdosta, Ga. Smith, Philip Obeilin, O. Spotts, Geoige W. ; Dublin, Va. Stroh, John W ■ Detroit, Mich. Sutton, A. Hunter Richmond, Va. Tardy, T. Howard Lexington, Va. Trinkle, Robert J Dublin, Va. Wilmer, T. Wilson . Richmond, Va. Wiltshire, George D Baltimore, Md. Woods, LeGrand J., Jr -. . . Sherman, Tex. Wools, William P., Jr Alexandria, Va. Wysor, J. Donald Dublin, Va. Yancey, Thomas M . Bedford City, Va. Youell, Rice M ' Norton, Va. A HISTORY THE seventh of September found, back in Barracks, possibly the largest Third Class in the history of the Institute, and with the numerous unfor- tunates annexed to us from Ex ' 13 by the Academic Board, the outlook was most promising. From time immemorial, the heritage of all Third Classmen has been the ability to be " mean, " and in the early enjoyment of our new position, no opportunity was lost in the exercise of the privilege. Particularly did those of us who had captured chevrons at Finals put forth valiant efforts until it became ARTILLERY ON THE BRAIN as much of a bore to drillmasters as it undoubtedly was to those being drilled. Those were days to be remembered; when you cavorted on the parade with even your collar unable to stand the strain, and insisting on collapsing, while }ou yearned to do likewise: — then to have some " Mister " ask 3 ' ou which foot he was supposed to put down when you hollered " Left. " But all horrors can ' t last forever, and following squad drill, our thoughts turned 84 toward a choice of those best able to lead us through the devious paths of Cadet life. The results of a large and enthusiastic class meeting on September twenty- seventh declared Rice Youell, President, and Blandy Clarkson, an able Vice- President of the Class of Nineteen Fourteen; that they were well chosen, has been amply shown. With the coming of the football season, Fourteen came strongly to the fore and the fact that three Third Classmen captured monograms bears proof that a highly successful season is due in large part to the efforts of our class. Class foot- ball created more interest than ever before this year, and, after tying the husky ci-r SIGNAL DETAIL Second Class in three straight games, Fourteen lost by a fatal " drop from the field, " consequently ranking third on the championship list. The idle hours following football brought on an inevitable restlessness — result: a short period of bomb-firing, and the prompt dismissal of one of the celebrators. But at Christmas we successfully accomplished the time-honored feat of running the ' blacks out of the " City. " Basketball and baseball have been but opportuni- ties for Third Classmen to honor their class, and they have done so nobly; in fact. Fourteen has been ably represented in every branch of athletics: — a splendid example of school spirit as well as unusual ability. Present prospects indicate a return in full force, and next year promises a class, — well, the best ever. Historian, 1914 In Q emoriam ► l enrp il5a0on fean 2DifB0. CaUtomia 2Dieli august 17. 19U 86 ■MjQU. Familiar Scenes J Cl)e Cla00 of jj5tneteen J uni3reD mts fiftttn OFFICERS PAUL AHLERS SCHMITT President CLAUDE RICHARD CAMMER Vice-President HAROLD BURDICK TYREE Historian Colors of the Class Navy Blue and Old Gold C!)e Cla02; of 1915 Allison, James A Draper, Va. Alton, George F. . Cleveland, O. Au, Hairy M Canton, China Bain, James W Norfolk, Va. Batten, Raymond M Smithfield, Va. Beasley, Oscar H Sterling, Va. Bell, Francis, Jr Dublin, Va. Bender, Theodore Grand Rapids, Mich. Bigbie, William O Lynchburg, Va. Blum, Albert Greenville, Miss. Borden, Edwin B Goldsboro, N. C. Bowering, Beniamin Fredericksburg, Va. Brinker, John R West Point, Miss. Brooks, George R Fairmont, W. Va. Cammer, Claude R Winchester, Va. Campbell, Alexander G Richmond, Va. Carr, Allan T Houston, Tex. Carson, Charles H Abingdon, Va. Chapin, Cornelius C, Jr Richmond, Va. Christian, Mortimer H Keswick, Va. Clarke, Basil Birmingham, Ala. Clarkson, Clifford C Chicago, III. Conway, Coleman B Moss Neck, Va. Cox, Daniel E Independence, Va. Craig, Weems Columbia, Tex. Crist, Claude W Lexington, Va. Cross, Charles F., Jr Richmond, Va. Gumming, Calvin Hampton, Va. Cushman, Joseph R Bedford, N. ' . Davis, James E Lynchburg, Va. Davis, William L Whittles Depot, Va. DeGrafF, DeLancev A Kingston, N. Y. Dodson, Gustavus P Norfolk, Va. Echols, Frank Glasgow, Va. Ellyson, Robert W Richmond, Va. Ely, Gus Z Jonesville, Va. Ervay, B. Ervay San Diego, Cal. Field, Emery Middleporr, O. Forbes, Sydney B Los Angeles, Cal. Frederick, Lewis S Shelby ville, Ky. Garing, Robert F Lexington, ' a. Gayle, Robert B Richmond, ' a. Getzen, Willie L Webster, Fla. Goodyear, George A Charlottesville, ' a. Gregory, Deucalion King William C. H., Va. Hafter, Jerome Greeneville, Miss. Hagan, J. Addison Richmond, ' a. Hagan, William C Richmond, ' a. Hathaway, E. Trafton Oklahoma City, Okla. Hawkins, John H Huntington, W. Va. Hayden, Alfred D Key West, Fla. 90 ■MMn Hock, Frederick S Roanoke, Va. Holderby, A. Roberdeau Richmond, Va. Holtzman, Charles T., Jr Luray, Va. Humphreys, William H Clifton Forge, Va. Hyland, John L .... Vicksburg, Miss. James, R. Wilson Danville, Va. Jennings, E. Cecil Lynchburg, Va. Johnson, S. Ladd Lynchburg, Va. Jordan, James E Smithfield, Va. Key, Richard C Gordonsville, Va. Kidd, Winfred E Lovingston, Va. Kimberly, Clarke O Hampton, Va. Knight, Roy R Franklin, Va. Krebs, Miller M Birmingham, Ala. Lewis, S. Oliver Houston, Tex. Lewis, WicklifFe B New Orleans, La. Lowery, William T Fredericksburg, Va. Lunt, Samuel M Alexandria, Va. McGuire, John J Freeport, Fla. McKee, John R Richmond, Va. Marshall, Richard J Portsmouth, Va. Mason, R. Bruce Durham, N. C. Masses, Octavio Sagua La Grande, Cuba Merry, Edward T Baltimore, Md. Money, Montgomery Campbell, Va. Moore, Warner, Jr Richmond, Va. Moore, Lawrence K Cleveland, O. Murphy, Richard W Greenesboro, Ala. Norton, Edward B Birmingham, Ala. Owen, W. Otway Kaney, Kan. Page, Donald L Springfield, Mass. Parsons, William P Independence, Va. Parsons, Xenophon Independence, Va. Payne, Jaquelin H Columbia, Va. Pearson, David W Savannah, Ga. Randolph, Beverly L Los Angeles, Cal. Rembert, Arthur Rembert, S. C. Rentz, James T Ocala, Fla. Rountree, Andrew J Quitman, Ga. Schmitt, Paul A Pittsburgh, Pa. Seaman, Evan C Hamburg, Pa. Slauson, Frederick C. T. Kinsted, Conn. Smith, Gilbert R. . . . : Chicago, 111. Smith, Hoiage L. Petersburg, Va. Smith, Richard H., Jr. . . ' Richmond, Va. Smith, Thomas C Birmingham, Ala. Somers, Vernon L. . . Blo.xom, Va. Sprigg, Rodney S San Diego, Cal. Springs, Eli B., Jr Charlotte, N. C. . Stoops, Thomas D Coraopolis, Pa. Stuart, Hairy C Blackford, Va. Tayloi, James Millboio, N. J. Thompson, Albert E Baltimore, Md. Tynes, William F . " . Birmingham, Ala. 91 UQuiy Tyree, Harold B Huntington, W. Va. Upshur, William M Cheriton, Va. Vaughan, Cecil C, Jr Franklin, Va. Wagner, Romeo Maurertown, Va. Wallace, Lee A Norfolk, Va. Watt, Gordon, Jr New Orleans, La. Wellford, Armistead L Richmond, Va. Welton, Richard F., Jr Portsmouth, Va. West, Oscar H Waverly, Va. Wight, J. Dunbar Baltimore, Md. Wilkins, Gilbert H., Jr Lynchburg, Va. Williams, Thomas C Waverly, Va. Wise, James B Cheriton, Va. Worrell, Churchwell Dublin, Va. Wright, Richard Durham, N. C. Wysor, Robert E Dublin, Va. 92 A HISTORY IN the year 1911, we, the " dumbest of the dumb " (so they tell us) rat classes, " came, saw, and were conquered. " The first week of drill caused some of our number to change their minds about the attractiveness of military life, and so we lost them, but their places were soon filled by late arrivals, and when we settled down to real work we numbered one hundred and forty-two; we are an exception to the rule " good things come in small packages. " The first two weeks were taken up by a thorough course in drill and " Rodenf Ethics, " and then came the call for football candidates and at least one third ot AN EARLY ACQUAINTANCE our number joined the privileged body of " football rats. " In the football line we have reason to feel proud of ourselves, for we furnished two men for the varsity and the " scrub " team was almost entirely composed of rats; we also put out the first rat class team in the history of the school. During the last of the football season we took the Roanoke trip. Who amongst our brother rats did not enjoy that trip? We covered ourselves with ribbons and armbands as much as possible so as to hide our lack of service stripes and chevrons, and for at least once during our rat year knew the pleasure of being " a V. M. I. man. " We, who had been 93 (XJH hoarding our allowance for the month before, spent it lavishly, taking great pains not to spend more than a nickel m one place. Some preferred to sit in the windows of the hotel and cast lingering glances at the beribboned " calics " who passed by; some of our more daring classmates who made so bold as to attempt a stroll with some of the " calics " were rudely awakened from the dream by a low voice saying, " Cheese it, mister, I saw her first, " and with a meek " Y-y-y-es, s-s-ir, " they would painfully wend their way back, sadly ruminating on the unequality of man. And the game — how many lost a perfectly good voice? How many lost several years of good growth.? But what did we care; we won, and throughout all our years at V. M. I. who will forget the Roanoke trip and the St. John ' s game. ' With the first of December our minds turned towards the coming of our first Christmas in barracks, — to some the first away from home. Many entertained visions of furloughs, but most of us had given up that hope and had begun to tell A DAILY PLEASURE the " folks at home " what to put in the " box. " December also saw the annual rat snow-battle. After dinner, on the day of the first snow fall, " A, " " B, " and " C " company rats took the field and were soon followed by the " D, " " E, " and " F " company contingent. The battle raged fiercely for a half hour; first one side retreating, then the other. The snow balls were at first soft, but soon, owing to the effect of several well placed ones, they began to grow harder, and their effect began to show m black eyes, bunged up noses and various other bruises. At last " Call to Quarters " was heard and it was a welcome sound to all of us, for we were allowed to leave the " bloody field. " After this the dreary wait for Christmas came again. The Mess Hall was sadly neglected and the Post Exchange forgotten under the influence of " boxes " from home. Indeed, everything was forgotten except the fact that Christmas was coming. The night before, according to the custom, we did not have to " fin out " and consequently acted like the happy humans we were. Visiting was allowed in barracks and a ceaseless stream of cadets, rats 94 and upperclassmen alike, poured around the stoops. After taps we laid ourselves in our " hay " to dream of the " big dance " at home and visions of " her " floating through a dreamy waltz with " the other fellow " and eventually we would wake up with a strangle hold on a perfectly inoffensive pillow. One of our brother rats dreamed he was pursued by countless roast turkeys, dressed in cranberry sauce, who threw huge mince pies at him. Christmas morning saw barracks awake and kicking at the first note of reveille. During the day most of us roamed the streets, acting as foolish as could be expected under the conditions. Seats in the shows were at a premium and the restaurants hung out the S. R. O. sign. That evening as many as had permits visited the show and so ended our first Christmas at V. M. I. It was pretty hard on some of us, but the majority had a good time and we realized that it was one step in the " man-making process. " New Year ' s Day saw the beginning of the dreaded reviews. No one will venture to say how many pounds of flesh we lost during those nineteen long days; and of the terrible grind of studying, it suffices to say that " It was fierce. " Many relieved the monotony of studying by skating parties on the North River; some of the more daring attempted trips down the mess hall hill on chairs pressed into service as sleds. According to custom, in January we called a meeting to elect the officers of the class: Bartlett James, of Danville, Va., president, and Paul Schmitt, of Pitts- burgh, Pa., vice-president. Soon after, our president received an appointment to Annapolis and left; but by a unanimous vote we elected Schmitt to the presi- dency, and for a vice-president chose Claude Cammer, of Mount Williams, Va., and we feel sure that these men are well capable to fill their positions in the class. By the first of February we had settled down on the last lap in our race for " upper classmanship, " and we began counting the days until our first " finals. " Basketball had begun and again we furnished men both for the varsity and the " scrubs. " We also put out a class team; again, the first one of its kind at the Institute. The twenty-second of February being a holiday we had another sus- pension of duty, and as many as were lucky enough to obtain bids to the reception given at the Southern Seminary braved the dangers of the cold and of the muddy roads and went down. The rest spent the day around Lexington, some more enthusiastic lovers of the " hay " never leaving barracks. February also saw the first baseball practice; and, judging by the number of brother rats who have responded to the call we expect to show ourselves as good in baseball as in the other sports. We now have only a short time before " finals, " when we will be no longer rats " but " old cadets. " There is no one who can look back through this year at V. M. I. and say that he has not profited by it; for during this period of time we have formed a liking for V. M. I. that will stay with us all through our life. This rat year has proved to us the great meaning of the phrase, " a V. M. I. man. " Most of us will return next year and we await with great anticipation the time when we can walk without " finning out " around barracks as " mean thirdclassmen. " " So endeth the first lesson. " Historian, 1915 95 The Jackson Statue ■MM €)tie to tonetnall 3laclft0on A people ' s love, the world ' s applause. Soon won and never lost, were thine. Majestic martyr of a deathless cause. Stalwart, full-statured, valiant man. In whom the simplest virtues show divine. The blood of an heroic people ran, Full course, through all thy veins: all that endues With pride, with power, with virtuous will and worth. Belonged to thee, by discipline and well-descended birth. Virginia ' s mountains bred thy mighty thews. Moulded thy moral frame, and thy firm will Endowed with their own strength. As clear and pure Thy way of life ran as the mountain rill — As clear, as pure, as sweet, as peaceful, and as sure. Sublimely simple and sublimely good. Thou wast as saintly as the martyrs in whose blood The world ' s salvation stood. Thou wast more nightly than the knights of old. More than the heroes of old Border song and story bold: Peerless in all We hold Supreme in patriot, soldier, citizen, and man. Thou hadst the uncompromising Covenanter s zeal for duty — Yet with a Grecian ' s mind wast moved by every form of beauty. Berserker rage was thine when battle shook the earth — Yet all a woman ' s gentleness appeared in thee beside the quiet hearth. Among the great, the good, the wise, the first in fame. Thou set ' st, starlike amid bright everlasting stars, thy shining name: Our New World ' s Cavalier and Puritan. Robert Thomas Kerlin. (XM- QillWil ■MMU- UQ iy Tactical Officers fS .©1 ACTICAL iTTICERS COLONEL SAMUEL R. CLEAVES Captain, First Cavalry, U. S. A. Commandant of Cadets MAJOR R. BARCLAY POAGUE Instructor in Field Artiller} ' CAPTAIN MURRAY F. EDWARDS Principal Instructor in Tactics CAPTAIN B. DAVIS MAYO Instructor " A " Company CAPTAIN STEWART W. ANDERSON Instructor " F " Company CAPTAIN BENJAMIN F. CROWSON Instructor " B " Company CAPTAIN HERBERT B. KINSOLVING Instructor " E " Company CAPTAIN SAMUEL M. MILLNER, Jr. Instructor " C " Compan} ' CAPTAIN HENRY G. POAGUE Instructor " D " Compan) ' ■jy J. N. Dalton Cadet Captain, Company A G. A. Speer, Jr Cadet Captain, Company F K. S. PuRDiE Cadet Captain, Company E A. A. Owen, Jr Cadet Captain, Company C J. L. EwiNG Cadet Captain, Company D F. A. Grove, Jr Cadet Captain, Company B W. R. Kraft First Lieutenant and Adjutant A. H. Malsberger First Lieutenant, Company A H. Templeton First Lieutenant, Company C D. Drennen First Lieutenant, Company F S. L. Howard First Lieutenant, Company B P. A. Merian First Lieutenant, Company D F. W. Carter First Lieutenant, Company E W. Reed Second Lieutenant and Quartermaster T. F. Witt Second Lieutenant, Company C A. D. Brown Second Lieutenant, Company B W. H. McCoRMicK Second Lieutenant, Company F L. S. Julian Second Lieutenant, Company E E. C. Outten Second Lieutenant, Company D A. F. KiBLER . . Second Lieutenant, Company A 103 Battalion €)rgant5atton Staff W. R. Kraft Lieutenant and Adjutant W. Reed Lieutenant and Quartermaster D. M. Waddey Sergeant-Major Co. A Co. B Co. C Captains J. N. Dalton F. A. Grove, Jr. A. A. Owen, Jr. First Lieutenants A. H. Malsberger S. L. Howard H. Templeton Second Lieutenants A. F. Kibler A. D. Brown T. F. Witt First Sergeants C. E. Moore W. B. Bowles, Jr. M. H. Kingman Sergeants J. K. Anderson H. R. Hordern C. Christian, Jr. J. D. Ewing L. S. Gerow C. K. Clarke S. J. Schillig E. J. Frazer C. Satterfield, Jr. Corporals R. M. Youell B. B. Clarkson W. S. Campbell G. D. Wiltshire K. D. Scott H. P. Sewell J. R. Simpson E. P. Conquest W. C. Brown R. J. Howard J. M. Patton T. S. Adams B. F, Dawes G. C. Bell E. S. Jemison Co. D Co. E Co. F Captains J. L. Ewmg K. S. Purdie G. A. Speer, Jr. First Lieutenants P. A. Merian F. W. Carter D. W. Drennen Second Lieutenants E. C. Outten L. S. Julian W. H. McCormick First Sergeants L. L. Leech H. T. Bryan, Jr. B. H. Hardaway, Jr. Sergeants D. L. Coulbourn H. A. Murrill M. G. Patterson W. A. Richards E. W. McMillin E. B. Stroud B. L. Robertson W. D. Wear Corporals W. Marshall, Jr. T. M. Yancey W. T. Clement W. A. Burress G. S. Riser H. J. Rice W. L. Royall, Jr. F. R. Metcalf( W. P. Prentiss G. S. Amory C. P. McCabe H. S. Coburn E. H. Nichols M. P. Fletcher C. Karst, Jr. 104 Miss Belle Van Keuren Sponsor Battalion taff W. Reed W. R. Kraft D. M. Waddey Quartermaster Adjutant 105 Sergeant Major uaJtM Companp :a COMMISSIONED OFFICERS J. N. Dalton Captain A. H. Malsberger First Lieutenant F. W. Carter Second Lieutenant ■MM Company ;a Captain J N. Dalton First Lieutenant A. H. Malsberger, Jr. Second Lieutenant A. F. Kibler First Sergeant C. E. Moore Sergeant J. K. Anderson Sergeant J. D. Ewing Sergeant S. J. Schillig Corporal R. M. Youell Corporal G. D. Wiltshire Corporal J. R. Simpson Corporal R. J. Howard Corporal B. F. Dawes Miss Margaret Dalton Sponsor Privates Brown, F. Chambliss Cfist Deeble Field Frary Goodyear Graves Handy Hathaway Hock Humphreys Husson Jennings Kennedy Krebs Look McCormick, J. McGuire Merry, H. Mitchell Murphy Norton Parker, W. Perkinson Poage Quentin Randolph, B. Randolph, C. Schenck Smith, E. Somers Sprigg Stevenson Stuart Throckmorton Tynes Tyree Welton Wysor, J. Company B COMMISSIONED OFFICERS F. A. Grove, Jr. Captain S. L. Howard First Lieutenant A. D. Brown Second Lieutenant lo8 Companp B Captain F. A. Gro e, Jr. First Lieutenant S. L. Howard Second Lieutenant A. D. Brown First Sergeant W. B. Bowles, Jr. Sergeant H. R. Hordern Sergeant L. S. Gerow Sergeant E. J. Frazer Corporal B. B. Clarkson Corporal K. D. Scott Corporal E. P. Conquest Corporal G. C. Bell Corporal J. M. Patton t r Miss Pearl Pendleton .Sponsor Privates Allison Keirh Banning Kimberly Bender McKinney Brinker, Mason Brooks, G. Masses Carson, C. Merry, E. Christian, A. Miller, C. Cook Miller, J. Creswell Page Cross Parker, J. .Cunningham Payne Cushman Reardon Cutchins Richards, J. Davis; W. Rountree Evans Shufeldt Ewell Smith, H. Hay den Sutton Hughes Taylor Jones Williams 109 c Companp C COMMISSIONED OFFICERS H. Templeton First Lieutenant A. A. Owen, Jr. Captain T. F. Witt Second Lieutenant ■MM Company C Captain A A. Owen, Jr. First Lieutenant H. Templeton Second Lieutenant T. F. Witt First Sergeant M. H. Kingman Sergeant C. Christian, ]r. Sergeant C. K. Clarke Sergeant C. Satterfield, Jr. Corporal W. S. Campbell Corporal H. P. Sewell Corporal W. C. Brown Corporal T. S. Adams Corporal E. S. Jemison Miss Mary Roper Sponsor Privates Ashley Krentel Beasley Lowery, W. Bowering Loth, M. Boykin Loth, W. Campbell, A. Lutz Christian, J. Lynch Colonna Martin Cox Meem Cumming Miller, R. Easley, C. Moore, L. Eastham Owen, E. Echols, F. ' Parsons, W. Edwards Parsons, X. Ely Pennybackei Ellyson Rawls Engleman Seaman Goodman Smith, C. Gregory Vaughan Harris Wallace Hurt Welsh _ Kev Companp 2D COMMISSIONED OFFICERS J. L. EwiNG Captain P. A. Merian E. C. OUTTEN First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Companp D Captain ) L Ewing First Lieutenant P A. Merian Second Lieutenant E. C. Outten First Sergeant L. L. Leech Sergeant D L Coulbourn Sergeant W. A. Richards Sergeant B. L. Robertson Corporal W. Marshall, Jr. Corporal E. H. Nichols Corporal W. A Burress Corporal W. L. Royall Corporal G. S. Amory IP n ! @5 ' Miss Esther Ewing Sponsor Amory, T. Anderson, A. Arrnstrong Bell, F Blomquist Blum Briggs • Brooks, R. Carr Chapin Christian, M. DiUey Ervay Flannagan Privates Forbes Frederick Getzen, T. Hagan, J. Hagan, W. Hafter Hawkins Holderby James, R. Jessee Kibler Knight McClevy McLean 113 Mann Marshall, R. Money Moore, W. Morrissett Munday Owens, B. Sanford Shotwell Wellford Wilkins VVilmer Woods Wright (XJt) Companp € COMMISSIONED OFFICERS R. M. Long First Lieutenant K. S. PuRDIE Captain L. S. Julian Second Lieutenant MM Companp € Captain K. S. Purdie First Lieutenant F. W. Carter Second Lieutenant L. S. Julian First Sergeant H. T. Bryax, Jr. Sergeant H. A. Murrill Sergeant E. W. McMillin Sergeant A. W. Dillard Corporal T. M. Yancey Corporal G. S. Riser Corporal F. R. Metcalfe Corporal C. P. McCabe Corporal M. P. Fletcher Miss Cordelia De Jarnette Sponsor Privates Bain Norton Bigbie Owen, W. Borden Pearson Cammer Perkinson Carson, R. Rembert Clarke, B. Root Conway Rentz Craig Rohrbough Crittenden Schmitt Dodson Slauson Easley, R. Smith, G. Gayle, R. Spotts Gait Springs . Gelzer Tardy Hyiand ' Thompson Land au Trinkle Lewis, S. West Lunt Wight Merry, H. Wilson Miller, W. Wise Montgomery Wools Munce Worrell " 5 QuiL Companp $ COMMISSIONED OFFICERS G. A. Speer Captain D. Drennen W. H. McCoRMICK irst Lieutenant Second Lieutenant US ' i LQU Companp f Captain G. A. Speer First Lieutenant D. Drennen Second Lieutenant W. H. McCormick First Sergeant B. H. Hardaway Sergeant M. G. Patterson Sergeant E B Stroud Sergeant W. D. Wear Corporal W. T. Clement Corporal H. J. Rice Corporal W. P. Prentiss Corporal H. S. Coburn Corporal C. Karst, Jr. Miss Kathryn Osborne Sponsor Privates Allen Keezell Averill Kidd Batten Lancer Bergman Lewis, W. Bradford Lowry, S. Clarkson, C, McKee Clopton McLeod Davis, J. Marshall, S. Dickens Nash Dickson Rutherford DeG afF Siddle ■ Echols, E. Smith, A. Garing Smith, M. Gayle, L. Smith, P. Getzen, W. Smith, R. Gill ■ Stoops Gutierrez Stroh Holtzman Upshur Johnson Wagner Jordan Watt Kane • Wysor, R. " 7 f 3 M " ttJlD« ' Tis better to have run and lost Than never to hai e nil at all. Amerine Miller Amory, T. Morrissett Boykin Nichols Brown, F. Parker , W Carson Rentz Christian, A. SchiUig Dickens Shotwell Easley, C. Smith, A. Edwards Smith, E. Goodyear Throckmorton Jennings Wear Keith, L. Welsh Merry Wilson, F. Cl)e il atural Brttige iU THE morning of May fourteenth, nineteen- ' leven, dawned bright and clear. Reveille blew; breakfast blew; first call blew; assembly blew; and for four days, two hundred leg-wearj? Cadets did nothing but blow — most of them were winded for a week afterward. We were presumably going for a little thirty-six mile jaunt, but the unfortunates who forded the Dead Sea and settled Canaan had a much better time, and they didn ' t live on chipped beef, either. At six o ' clock the Battalion was formed on the Parade: every man-jack was loaded with forty- ' leven things he had better left behind and a package of Piedmonts. We were there inspected and after a few pre- liminaries were soon under way with the Band marching ahead of us — but they soon gave out and then left us to our fate. As long as our ears were filled with martial music we had stepped along proudly enough, but once out on the long, hot, dusty road the feeling began to steal over the average Cadet that the earth was a dreary place and uncomfortably rough in some sections. On we marched. The sun rose higher; the dust rose higher; and we rose higher. It is a strange phenomenon, but the road from Lexington to Natural Bridge is up-hill either coming or going: occasionally it gets steeper, but never less, steep. Time passes, however, and after two or three years the first hour rolled by and the biigle blew for a rest. If we had marched as energetically as we rested, we would have com- pleted the trip in those ten minutes; before the bugler ' had the trumpet to his lips every man was on the ground — that is, all saving two or three, who, lacking the ordinary amount of Cadet intel- ligence, tried to find a spot without a rock on it. When the time came to get up, there was a reversal of form: it seemed as though Father Time had made 119 QlA4 up in those ten minutes the three that he had lost the hour before — in the course of time we were again perspiring as freely as ever. Buffalo Forge was our first camping place; just why so called no one knows. Probably because there are no buffalos or forges there. We arrived about one o ' clock and marched into a bankrupt cornfield to pitch the tents. After putting them up and faking up a condition to move, we went down and muddied up a little brook that obligingly ran by the camp. The Commandant had advised us to go in swimming, so, much as we hated it, we let the cruel waves do their very worst. In the thirty minutes that we patronized that brook, we spent the hap- piest moments of our lives — after marching all morning, to lay down in a cold mountain stream and watch yourself emerge from a coat of red loam is undoubt- edly the summit of enjoyment and strictl} educational from a geological stand- point; a sort of stratified record of the country traversed that you can watch unfold at your leisure. " You fellows crawl out of that; first call for dinner has gone. " It is the one thing on earth that can move you. And eat. Oh no. We didn ' t eat. It wasn ' t exactly food that we disposed of — it was " grub, " but when you and your gun have walked nine miles, you want " vittles, " and plenty of them. Along about dusk the Q. M. came around with straw, presumably to sleep on; my share would not have stuffed a pin-cushion; I used it for a tooth-pick and borrowed some from a farmer ' s haj stack for a bed. The next day was but a repetition of the first, save that after the first halt 120 I found a tack in my shoe. Now a tack is a small thing, and handy in its way, but it is almost impossible to derive much pleasure from walking on one. I occupied most of my time in talking to the tack, and consequently missed most of the best scenery; but from the looks of my feet after arriving at the Bridge, it must have been superb. We were to have only twenty-four hours at the Bridge, but those were the most exciting that that grand old monument to bygone days has ever seen. Every nook in the park was investigated and properly enjoyed. The majority of us took supper at the Hotel and it undoubtedly earned every cent taken in that night. After supper there were numerous forms of entertainment offered: bowling, pool, and two young ladies that could dance. Some mandolins had been brought along, and upon them devolved the duty of furnishing music for the dancers About eleven the Cadets began to straggle back to camp, and straggle they did until the " wee sma ' hours, " and from then until morning they straggled unsteadily -7a fact which a certain colored man who ran a certain " drug-store " might doubt- less explain.- A cemetery was just behind the camp, and many a veteran was. laid to rest there in the one night that we spent at Natural Bridge. Morning dawned bright and clear, and although it had been cold during the night, we soon forgot that such a condition could ever have been possible. Not a breath of air was stirring, and on top of that we were to march all afternoon. Some stayed in their tents and baked; others reposed outside, and fried. We lived through the morning by consoling ourselves with the thought that the worst was yet to come. Two o ' clock came arid we prepared to leave: 121 QlA the stay had been a pleasant one, but Barracks was calling, and also the thought that a mattress is a great improvement on limestone as a bed. We took down our tents, girded our loins, shook the dust of that place from our feet and went out to collect more. On this afternoon we climbed one of the hilliest hills on earth. Napoleon cHmbed the Alps, but he could not have climbed this hill. Only a goat or a Cadet could have followed the road we took that after- noon. It was so steep that every time the man in front of you slipped, he stepped on your eye. About six o ' clock we filed into a pretty little nook in 122 ■Mj the mountains and pitched camp. The location was the prettiest yet, but we were too tired to appreciate our surroundings. Long before Taps the large majority were in the arms of Morpheus. Reveille, as usual, came about two hours before we were ready for it, and just as the sun showed a thin rim of fire above the mountains we marched out of the little mountain valley and headed for Lexington. This was to be the last day of the march, and it came very near being our last day anywhere. The first two or three hours were not so very bad, following a road by the side of a cool-looking river, but about eleven a. m. we struck the macadamized road, beloved by autoists, that leads into Lex- ington, and from that time on a cloud of gloom and white dust settled upon our countenances. We walked and walked for ages. It seemed as though we had. walked all our lives and part of eternity and were to continue forever. There yas no rest for the weary. As we were well coated with limestone dust and perspiration the C. 0. was probably afraid that if we stopped we would probably solidify mto so many images of the Dying Gaul. On we marched, untiLwe began to suspect that we had passed Lexington without seeing it, for, by that time, those ■yvho had energy enough to keep their eyes open were looking at the ground, and not taking very much interest in that! About one o ' clock we passed a forlorn looking shack on the side of the road and some optimistic fool said it was the outskirts of Lexington: we continued passing the " outskirts of Lexington " for about two hours more. Every time we struck a place that seemed familiar, it proved to be just the opposite. Finally we gave up 123 all hope, and I judge we should have been walking yet if Dulaney and that Band had not been waiting for us at the edge of town. When the head of the column bumped into " Du " it had to stop, and as we were too tired to climb over him, we sat down. We were just across the street from the cemetery, so that the resting place seemed most appropriate. The Institute would save hearse hire, at all events. From the graveyard to Barracks was a most terrible mile; but with the assistance of the Band and the admiring populace, coupled with sundry thoughts of hay, we managed to make it. Into the hay we trooped, and in the fewest of minutes, the Angel of Peace had spread her wings over two hundred thoroughly contented Cadets, peacefully dreaming of the happy land where the only method of locomotion was by Sedan chair. THE largest Summer School yet gathered together by Major Poague was held last summer at the Rockbridge Alum Springs, the customary place of meeting. Let not my reader be misled into thinking by the above statement that the men of last year ' s Corps were any less brilliant than usual, ' nor, on the other hand, any less industrious; the calamity, or, as some chose to regard it, the good fortune which befell the third class of last year was the cause of the large increase in the enrollment and the accompanymg smile of pleasure and satisfaction on the Major ' s features. On the thirteenth of July the first man arrived, and thence forward they came in by day and by night until the total numbered more than thirty men prepared to get down to real work — an experience somewhat new. There were four assistants with Major Poague and each one had his hands completely full in an attempt to put something where there was then nothing, and very slim prospects of there ever being anything; to each one of them the men no y in the second class owe their most sincere thanks for their untiring efforts — they certainly did wonders under the existing difficulties, and worked like martyrs over the apparently hopeless cases. The most astonishing fact is that the fellows really studied; it is hard to believe, but they undoubtedly did: some of them had not opened a book since they left the Institute in February, thus having a whole UQlA4 year ' s work to make up, so it was a case of " get down and dig " if they expected to get through, and " dig " they did, morning, noon and night, at least some of them got as far as the last, though the dancing spirit was hard to resist. But just because I start off with an account of the necessary occupation, don ' t think that that was the only occupation for Cadets, — time for other things was easily found. Chief among these diversions were the trips to Goshen, a place heretofore unheard of and undiscovered, but brought to light early in the game by some of the more restless spirits in their wanderings in search of more varied forms of liquid refreshment than the plentiful but unappreciated Alum water. Here there was found an abundance; as a consequence, and for various and sundry other reasons, the entire school was wont to migrate in a body every Saturday afternoon to return that night — or to be more observant of the truth, the following morning. The Major was certainly far sighted when he picked the Alum Springs for his school, at least insofar as the possibilities of concentration are concerned. It is reported in ancient history that these very springs were at one time the gathering place of the fashionable set from all the surrounding country — but, from present appearances, it must have been during the height of Cleopatra ' s glory, at the very latest, as it is now the only resort of its kind in existence, so far as I know, where girls are at a premium. But Goshen, like all proper and well regulated summer resorts, more than made up for this deficiency, and was stocked with calic in plenty-. Naturally, we were very much in demand and most welcome visitors, even as the poor specimens that we were; the dances and other things that they gave will long be remembered with the greatest of pleasure. The German given in honor of the Cadets, though possibly not as brilliant as might be expected among the Four Hundred, was yet a great success, and would have graced any summer resort in the country. Outside of these social events, there were yet man}- forms of amusement at all times — th e swimming pool, as usual, received its full share of attention every afternoon, and tennis, though not as popular as it might have been, on account of the condition of the courts, still had a small number of the faithful to look out for its interests. And then baseball, always in the foreground everywhere, was popular at all times. A team was organized, and with practically no practice, journeyed to Goshen for the first, last and only game of the season. Here the boys showed that they could shine in ways other than social, and had it not been for certain unpreventable circumstances — namely the untimely appearance of darkness, the overexertion of the sconng machine, the exhaustion of the players from racing around the bases, and various other things, the game might yet be in progress. And then the school orchestra. Well, it wouldn ' t be worth while to attempt a description of it and its performances — to appreciate its merits, one must have heard and seen it in operation. Suffice it to say that there was an orchestra, and for fear that I may be prejudiced in my opinion, just ask any guest at the Hotel for his account, and I ' ll wager that the description will be glowing in more senses of the word than one. There may have been some nights during that month when the people within a radius of ten miles enjoyed a peaceful night ' s sleep, but it is a safe bet that it wasn ' t on a rehearsal night. In opposition to this feature, a " harmony " club was organized — whether the noises that might be heard issuing forth from a gathering of this band at all hours of the day and night, especially the latter, did justice to the club ' s name would depend solely on the hearer ' s musical temperament. The universal sentiment of the school was that a barpyard full of the animals made famous by their associa- tion with the Democratic Party, in concert directly afterward, would have put to shame a Caruso. Certain it is that this crowd of harmonizers received its full share of attention, and rare indeed was the night at one or two a. m., that there was not heard the noise of a door pushed open, a loud stream of undignified but expressive adjectives, and a burst of Satanic laughter, as the sufferers in the neighboring rooms turned overwith a happy sigh — they had " drowned " the noise, and revenge was sweet. Taken all in all, the school was more than a success, and not a man who was there regrets the time spent, nor would he be unwilling to suffer the same fate again; but let us hope that if any of them do, that the circumstances will be altered and not so imperative. 127 UQJ t )lttiCQ A RESUME OF THE PAST YEAR B I ARRACK life at V. M. I. may be roughly drawn into three broad divisions: Academic, Military, and Athletic. It perhaps appears a bit incongruous to rank the third with the first two, but as a self-evident matter of fact to the Corps, athletics in all its branches is a potent factor in their life. It has been an attempted argument of the ene- mies of the school from time immemorial that aca- demic work at V. M. I. has been subordinated to the military features, but to any one who has taken the trouble to investigate through the means of a 3 ' ear or so at the Institute, it will instantly appear that the subordination is anywhere but at the expense of the class room, — the burden of the two lies entirely upon athletics. Consequently whatever of note that has been accomplished in sports during the year has been done entirely on its own merits. From an athletic standpoint, our progress during the past year has been most successful; particularly is this true of the football season, with its proud record of but one defeat. The same can be said in but slightly less degree of the basketball season; while at the present writing baseball prospects are indeed promising. A movement that bids fair to accomplish something of importance in the near future is the revival of interest in track work, and next year should see definite results. Probably the greatest incentive to athletics is the new athletic field to be shortly completed at the southwest corner of the Parade Ground; with modern facilities and a much-needed grandstand, it will be a decided addition to the Institute. Too much cannot be said of the work of Coach Brumage, who, since taking entire charge of athletics, has been untiring in his efforts for improvements. He has been most successful in arousing a great amount of spirit in class athletics and now each class has a team in the field. Much credit and encouragement are certainly due Captain Brumage and the teams, for they not only develop the men themselves, but also good material for the Varsity. The team representing the first class won the cup offered by Coach Brumage to the winner of the football championship, while the second class captured the basketball championship. The series in baseball promises to be very interesting with a number of hard-fought games before the pennant is awarded. The supreme goal for the individual in athletics is the Williamson Graham Cup, pre- sented each year by Mr. E. L. Graham, of Lexington, to the best all-around athlete in school. This cup is given in memory of his son who died the summer before he was to enter the Institute. Charles E. Moore, of Berry ville, Virginia, Class of 191 2, was awarded the xup for last year. Besides being captain of the football team, he was a member of every other Varsity team, and received the cup with the unanimous approbation of the Corps. In looking back over the year in athletics, it is evident by the results gained that the one great drawback — lack of sufficient time — has been overcome, and that the year has been entirely successful. HllQll ■BM IN beginning tiiis account of the doings in football during the past season, the writer has two objects in view: first, to give an account of the games as they appeared to a layman unversed in the finer points of the game, and, second, to draw some general conclusions which may possibly be of benefit in the future. Necessarily, some things must be left out for lack of space which otherwise deserve notice. Thus, no attempt has been made to give a write-up of each member of the team, but only those who are in the graduating class. The opening of school found a strong nucleus of veterans on hand with a number of likely looking new men out for the team. However, several familiar faces were absent, among them being Kinsolving, halfback; English, guard; Brister, center and Mecredy, end. Shortly after the squad got down to work, the Corps was distressed by the withdrawal from school of " Red " Moore, the captain and fullback. Everybody was correspondingly elated when Moore unexpectedly returned after a short absence and predictions were ventured that V. M. I. would clean up with some of her old rivals this season. The first game was with the lucky but light team from the Augusta Military Academy. This, as was 131 CAPTAIN MOORE QlA expected, was merely a practice game, V. M. I. winning with ease. On October the seventh, the team got its first real try-out against Davidson Col- lege in Roanoke. Davidson always turns out good teams and for several years past has managed to win from V. M. I. by close scores. This year V. M. I. went down to Roanoke determined to reverse things. Starting off with a rush, the Cadets worked the ball down the field by the use of straight football, and in a few minutes Kingman ran thirty-five j ' ards around right end for a touch- down. V. M. I. failed on the try for goal and the score stood five to nothing. During the remainder of the game there was no scoring, although the advantage was with V. M. I. in spite of the phenomenal work of Booe, the Davidson fullback. Rain fell at intervals during the game, making the ball hard to handle, but Witt, V. M. I. ' s diminutive quarterback, handled punts perfectly. This was the first big game for Purdie, who played center for V. M. I., but he played the veteran McQueen to a standstill and the V. M. I. supporters knew that they had found a good center. V. M. I. deserved special credit for this victory, for the team was without the services of Moore, the star fullback. Although they were much encouraged by the showing against Davidson, the Corps hardly expected to win from the all-star aggregation representing the 132 wm ' MM A. M. College of North Carolina whom they met on October fourteenth. When the A. M. team trotted on the field the hearts of the V. M. I. crowd sank. Averag- mg one hundred and eighty-four pounds and each man a seasoned veteran, the Carolinians towered over their lighter opponents and it seemed as if there could be but one result. From the start, however, the V. M. I. team showed that it would be a hard fight. Early in the first quarter they amazed the crowd by taking the ball on downs and starting a march towards A. M. ' s goal. After several gains of five to ten yards each, Owen, the big tackle, carried the ball forty yards for a touchdown, while the Corps simply went wild. In the second quarter A. M. V ' r came back strong and scored a touchdown mainly through line plays. As they kicked out, preparatory for a try at goal, Witt dashed in and intercepted the ball, though no one seemed to know how he got there. In fact, after following football for twenty years, the writer has never seen the feat duplicated. This left the score SIX to five, where it remained throughout the remainder of a game that, for sensa- tional plays and stubborn fighting, will be long remembered. In the second and third quarters Moore made two spectacular runs of thirty-five and fifty yards respect- ively. By the time the fourth quarter was reached the Tarheels were desperate and resorted to trick plays and forward passes in a vain attempt to score. However, 133 Q JkJ- they made good use of the forward pass and the Cadets breathed a sigh of reHef when the whistle blew and the game was ours. Old followers of the game, among them Major Roller, declared they had never seen a V. M. I. team play better foot- ball, and it was certainly the best game seen on the home grounds since we played the University of Virginia to a scoreless tie in 1900. The work of the whole team was superb, characterized by that old V. M. I. fighting spirit, and it seems almost unfair to mention an ' one individual, to the exclusion of others. I cannot leave the game, however, without referring to Dalton ' s work at guard, which compared favor- ably with that of any man I have ever seen. The A. M. people declared they KINT.MAN had never met his equal. If space permitted I would like to go on and tell how Youell and Karst broke interference and got down under kicks; how Clarkson, Purdie and Gutierrez made a stone wall of the line on defense and a battering ram on offense; how Kingman, Leech, Patterson and Witt each pla3ed a magnificent game in the backfield, and, in fact, all the details of a wonderful game. But I must hurry on or we will never finish the season. V. M. I. next took Randolph-Macon into camp by a score of twenty-five to nothing in a game replete with end runs and forward passes. Virginia began to sit up and take notice upon hearing of this score, which was considerably better than Virginia had been able to pile up against the same team. 134 So well did they prepare for us that we went down to defeat by a score of twenty-two to six. In justice to our team it must be said that they failed to show their true form. The same unaccountable condition prevailed that we have seen for two years preceding, and Virginia won with comparative ease. But we are going back to them a little earlier next fall, determined to give an exhibition of real football on Lambeth Field such as we used to give in the days of " Chief " Roller. One redeeming feature of our otherwise poor showing was Kingman ' s work at halfback, which was not far from his usual high standard. On November fourth we met Richmond College for the first time since they managed to put one over on us about five or six years ago. A score of thirty-eight to nothing in. our favor effectually wiped out the memory of our former defeat which had rankled in the hearts of some of the old-timers. Our next game was a runaway race with the Catholic University in which we piled up the amazing total of eighty points to our opponents ' zero. Everybody had a chance to carry the ball, eve-n Dalton indulging in a few sprints. Youell ' s handling of forward passes was a feature. Finally, on Thanksgiving Day, the team, accompanied by the Corps three hundred strong, journeyed to Roanoke to meet their old rivals, Saint John ' s College of Annapolis. The day was almost perfect and a big crowd, including 135 many of the fair sex, witnessed a game that was fought with grim determination on both sides, and that was replete with brilHant plays and with situations where a misplay meant defeat. Following her custom in the other big games of the sea- son, V. M. I. went in to win in the first quarter. Youell started the attack by recovering one of Moore ' s punts. Several gains through the line placed the ball on Saint John ' s five-yard line where Leech, always good in an emergency, carried it over for the first and only score of the game. Each side had several chances to score during the rest of the game which was desperately fought throughout. GUTIERREZ Thus ended one of the most successful seasons in V. M. I. football history, and this result was due in no small measure to the faithful and efficient work of Captain Brumage, the coach. We also desire to express the appreciation of the Corps for the help given by the Reverend Mr. Randolph and by Captains Kinsolving and Poague, who did valuable work. An excellent schedule has been arranged for next year and with a good number of the old men back, headed by the redoubtable Moore, the prospects for next year are bright. We will lose by graduation, however, four men whose places will be hard to fill. At center, Purdie, although new at the 136 game, rapidly developed into a most capable man and it was commonly remarked that he was one of the coolest men on the team. Strong and well built, he used his he ad and was in every play. Owen, at left tackle, was a very valuable man in offensive and in defensive work. He combined the ability of an ordinary lineman with speed in getting down under kicks, and was remarkable at carrying the ball, as shown by his long run for a touchdown against A. M. College. Of Dalton it is enough to say that he belongs in the front rank of those who have held down the position of guard in past years, along with such men as Poindexter, Rice and PATTERSON Branch Johnson. And then, at quarter, it will be hard to find a man to take the place of that modest little gentleman, Witt, either on the football field or in the affections of those that know him. His record in athletics is a shining example of what may be accomplished by brains and real grit. • Finally, I refer to a condition whose improvement would mean much for foot- ball at Y. M. I. and that is the lack of a strong scrub team. This is not meant in disparagement of those men who worked faithfully in the scrubs during the season; they deserve great credit. The point is, there were men " in Barracks who could 137 QlA have greatly strengthened the team had they gone out for football. It is a difficult matter to get the best results unless the Varsity is opposed by a second team strong enough to make each man feel that he has no life tenure on his position. We have all been bored by the man who tells us that the former days were better than these, but, at the risk of being put in this class, the writer affirms that there was a time when the scrub team was not composed largely of light men from the two younger classes. Just so soon as we get back to where every strong, husky man in Barracks feels it his duty to support the team in some other way than by the use of his vocal HATHAWAY MANAGER KRAFT powers, then, and not till then, will V. M. I. regain her rightful place in the Southern football world. The construction of a new athletic field, for which plans are under way, should help inaugurate a new era in athletics at this school. The average of this Corps in physique is as high as that of an} ' Southern school, and we should strive to make V. M. I. the West Point of the South in football as well as in military attainments. 138 MM QlA iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiM CHARLES E. MOORE Captain WILLIAM R. KRAFT Manager L. SAUNDERS GEROW Assistant Manager CAPTAIN ALPHA BRUMAGE Coach Rev. Oscar W. Randolph Assistant Coaches Captain Poague, ' lo THE TEAM Captain Kinsolving, ' ii Left End C. Karst S. L. Lowry . ... A. A. Owen Left Tackle J. N. Dalton Left Guard K. S. Purdie Center V. Gutierrez Right Guard B. B. Clarkson Right Tackle R. M. Youell Right En.d T. F. Witt Quarterback L. L. Leech E. T. Hathaway . . j C. E. Moore Fullback M. H. Kingman . . . . M. G. Patterson ... Right Halfback Left Halfback Shotwell Substitutes Richards Hawkins Sommers 1910. Oct. I. Oct. 8 Oct. 15. Oct. 22. Oct. 29. Nov. 5. Nov. 12. Nov. 19. I9II. . Sept. 29. Oct. 7. Oct. 14. Oct. 21; Oct. ' 28. Nov. ■ 4. Nov.. II. Nov. 18. Nov. 30. At Chapel Hill ... V. M. I. ... o At Lexington ... V. M. I. ... o At Lexington . . . V. M. I. ... 33 At Charlottesville . V. M. I ... o At Lexington ... V. M. I. ... 22 At Lexington . . . Canceled . . . At Lexington ... V. M. I. ... 8 At Washington . . V. M.I. ... t North Carolina Norfolk Blues . William Mary Virginia .... St. Johns . . . Roanoke College Maryland A. M Georgetown . . At Lexington . . . " V. M. I. At Roanoke . . . . V. M. I. At Lexington . . . V. M. I. S 6 At Lexington ... V. M. I. ... 25 At Charlottesville .V.M.I. ... 6 At Lexington ... V. M. I. ... 38 At Lexington . . . Canceled . . . At Lexington ... V. M. I. ... 80 At Roanoke .... V. M. I. .... J 203 48 Rollers o Davidson o North Carolina A. M. 5 Randolph-Macon . . o Virginia 22 Richmond College . . o Roanoke College . . Catholic University . . o St. Johns ._o 27 «b PQ s,o a g es rv E - ; 3 Q w a H fe Being a Review of the Season of 1911 and an Outlook for the Season of 1912 T HE opening of the season of 191 1 found but six men back: Owen, captain; Moore, Reed, Grove, Throckmorton and Bryan, — around these men as a nucleus the team was to be built. First call for candidates was answered by a large number of aspi- rants, but the proportion of those experienced in the art of the national pastime was deplorably small. Of thesci Ely, Clarkson, Sewell, Dickens, Witt, Jessee and Leech soon showed their fitness to represent V. M. I., and before the season was over they had all exceeded our fondest expectations. Of these recruits Ely was the bright, particular star, proving himself to be not only the best of pitchers and batters, but also one of the most phenomenal outfielders ever seen on the " .Hill. " A glance at the various positions and the men who filled them would be profitable. At first base was Owen, who is nothing less than a big league timber, hitting hard in every game and fielding his position in a style that would be prone to make our old friend Hal Chase envious. Moore, the second baseman of the two preceding seasons, was shifted to short-stop, and shortly made it evident that he could fill this position with all his old-time cunning. His excellent head work did much to settle the youngsters and more than ' one game would have 143 MGR. DALTOX UQlA gone wrong but for his timely hits. In the box were Ely and Throckmorton, — - of the former we have already spoken. Throckmorton was a constant worker, pitching good ball, though greatly handicapped by a recent attack of typhoid. Behind the plate were Reed and Grove, giving their best efforts at all times, and though Reed caught dunng the majority of games. Grove was always in form to relieve him. Bryan, at third, played his usual good game throughout the season, starring particularly in the game with the Maryland Aggies, which he opportunely broke up in the eleventh with a foursacker to deep left. Dickens and Witt divided the attention of second base to good advantage; given more experience they should be among the best. The outfield was probably the strongest that has been on the team in recent years with four such good men as Clarkson, Sewell, Jessee, and Ely. The first two are both decidedly above the average in hitting ability as well as excellent fielders. Clarkson soon earned the name of " Parapet Liz " by his long drives in that direction. The schedule was an unusually pretentious one for our limited time, and con- tamed games with such teams as the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Pennsylvania State, and Swarthmore. If J. Pluvius had not been so dis- couragingly active with his inopportune April showers we would have had a chance to see several representative Northern colleges in action who were to invade our territory for the first time. Only nine of the scheduled games were played, and of these we won four, but this does not represent the true strength of the team, which with an even break of luck would have certainly won the majority. The face of Ill-Fortune was strongly evident in the Virginia game when Ely was injured in the first innmg m an attempt to steal second. Of the five games lost, three were by the margm of one run. To outsiders the season would hardly appear a huge success, but the Corps was largel} ' satisfied, for is not ever} defeat a victory in its way, while the spirit put into the work by the players was enough to thrill anyone. The season of 1912 is upon us with its fresh green grass and budding leaves, the godsend of the poet, but most welcome to us for a utilitarian purpose. The bats are unpacked and soon we shall hear their cheerful crack and the thud of the glove mingled with the strident voice of " Bets " with his, " That ' s a ' pitty ' one, Henri " or " Shoot ' em across, boys; make ' em all good. " What could be more thoroughl} exhilaratmg! The call for candidates brought a number reaching almost to the century mark and the material promises well. The discovery of a couple of good pitchers will cause us to fairly lift Barracks into the " Nile " and suspend academic duties indefinitely for devotion to baseball. Owen again leads the team and though greatly hampered by a serious case of pneumonia will soon regain his old form. The other old men back are Reed, Grove, Throckmorton, Bryan, Witt, Clarkson, Sewell, Dickens, Leech, and Jessee, — an excellent chance for an excellent team. 144 MM ' .i_ .. iiMllHBliiillillllilW ARCHIBALD A. OWEN, Jr Captain JOSEPH N. DALTON Manager WILLIAM B. BOWLES . . . Assistant Manager CAPTAIN A. BRUMAGE Coach THE TEAM Pitche Reed Catche Moore ] Throckmorton . . Cox Watt J Grove First Base Bryan Second Base Miller, R Third Base Creswell Short Stop Clarkson Left Field Le ; ' ) Center Field Uickens .... J Sewell Right Field Substitutes Richards, Knight, Scott, Stuart, Welsh, Smith, E., Holtzman, Karst, Clark, C, Ewing, J. L., Witt C. PT. ix Owen I9IO. Mar. 26. Mar. 28. Mar. 28. Apr. 2. Apr. 6, ■ Apr.- 9. Apr. 16. Apr. 18. Apr. 28. Apr. 30. May 2. May 7. At Lexington . . .V. M. I. . . At Roanoke .... V. M. I. . At Roanoke .... V. M. I. . At Lexington . . . . V. M. I. . At Lexington .... V. M. I. . At Lexington . . . . V. M. I. . At Lexington . . . . V. M. I. . At Lexington . . Cancelled Rain At Lexington . . . ,. V.M.I. . At Lexington . . Cancelled — Rain At Blacksburg .... Cancelled . At Lexington . . . .• V.M.I. . I9II. Mar. 3.9. ' Apr. I. Apr. 3. Apr. 8. Apr. " 1 2. Apr. 14. Apr. 15. Apr. 17. Apr. 22. Apr. 24. Apr. 28. May 6. May 10. At Lexington At Lexington At Lexington At Lexington At Lexington At Lexington At Lexington At Roanoke At Lexington At Lexington At Charlottesville At Lexington At Lexington .. . V. M. I. . . . V. M. I. . C ancelled — Rain Cancelled — Rain . . V. M. I. . Cancelled — Rain Cancelled — Rain V. M. I. . V. M. I. V. M. I. . V. M. I. . V. M. I. . V. M. I. . St. Johns .... V. P. I Roanoke. Va. League Randolph-Macon . William and Mary Roanoke College . Maryland A. and M. South Carolina . . Davidson .... Marvland .... V. P. I Staunton 40 Rollers 3 Roanoke College 5 Swarthmore Fishburne St. Johns 7 Franklin and Marshall . . . Rutgers V. P. 1 2 Maryland A. and M. ... 7 South Carolina o Virginia n Massanutten o Tennessee _Q 44 ,. °o ■- . a Kg: MARCH the Third, Nineteen Twelve, brought to a close probably the most successful season in the history of Basketball at V. M. I., not only from the viewpoint of the number of victories, but also from the financial side. In this branch, as in all others here, lack of time for practice is a discouraging obstacle, and the man who goes out for the teams throughout the season finds a path indeed destitute of flowers in his attempts to juggle the precious moments to best advantage. The game of Basketball, while it does not at present rank as the leading college sport, is gradually taking a prominent posi- tion in college activities and steadily forcing its way to the front throughout the land. At the Institute, the game has been played but four years, yet it can truly be said that each year has marked an improvement over the first. The season of 191 2 opened with prospects that were not of the brightest; two places in the line-up were vacant, center and guard. The time was not long, how- ever, before Coach Brumage had filled these positions adequately, and the work of organization was complete. The opening game was with the Lynchburg Y. M. C. A., a team whose superior training and knowledge of the game bore early fruit. The quint lacked the experience and team work of the visitors, and after an up-hill game went down in defeat. On January the sixth, Emory and Henry College met us on the home floor, and this game also proved disastrous. V. M. I. played a great offensive game, and had Dame Fortune smiled, the score might have been different. Trials at goal were particularly ineffective, and it could be easily seen that the nervous tension of the team was largely their undoing. Captain Ewing had his shoulder badly sprained in this game and was forced to quit for several weeks. On January the thirteenth, the team came to the front with a rush, determined to win, and easily defeated Roanoke Col- lege. The brilliant offensive work of Ewing, J. D., and Clarkson was par- ticularly noticeable in this game. Leech received a severe injury at this time and was forced to retire for a few weeks. The upright iron supports in the gym, the dread of all visitors, were largely to blame for the number of injuries received during the season. The team now seemed to have hit a steady stride and completely outclassed Hampden- MaNager Long Sidne} College in the next game. The team work was without a hitch, the passing good and the defense of the guards brilUant; our opponents netted but two field goals. The par- ticular star of the game was Lowry, a recruit, who covered the entire floor, intercepting passes, and breaking up our opponents ' plays whenever they secured the ball. We next tackled what was probably the hardest fought game of the season, that with Guilford College, a team of seasoned veterans, and one that had not met defeat. It was up to V. M. I., and the team measured up to the occasion nobly. After one of the roughest games seen on the gymnasmm floor we swept our opponents off their feet m the last five mmutes of play. It may be noted here that the Guilford quint had come fresh from a victory over the University of Virginia, one of the strongest teams in the South. Ewing, L., and Stroud played exception- ally well, and Clarkson ' s goal-throwing from foul was infallible. By this time the Virginia boys began to sit up and take notice; " Pop " Lannigan practiced his team night and day when he heard of the result of the Guilford game. On February the third, we met them, and by an unusual accident lost in the last second of play. It was, in fact, anyone ' s game until the whistle blew. The first half was undoubtedly Virginia ' s, but with the opening of the second the cadets buckled down to work, and by superior team work and passing out- played their opponents completely. Ewing, J. D., played a flawless game, and netted eleven of the fifteen points. After Virginia, Wake Forest College was an easy conquest, our opponents making but one goal from the field in the second half. Leech was largely responsible for the result with a total of six baskets from the floor to his credit. The off " ensive work of Owen, A., and Lowry was excellent. Virginia Christian College was taken on in place of V. P. I., who cancelled, and proved one of the easiest games of the season. The passing of the Christians was not up to the standard, and but little doubt as to the victor was evident from the first. Leech and Clarkson starred brilliantly. The team next took a long-looked-for trip of four days to Lynchburg, Salem and Roanoke, with a game in each city. The first game with Lynchburg Y. M. C. A., the acknowledged champions of the state, was one of the fastest seen on their floor; but two fouls were called during the entire game and these were on our opponents. The quint was largely handicapped b} the deplorable lack of floor space, and by the fact that half of the game was played under S. I. A. A. rules. Jumping over to Salem, the team nicel} ' trimmed Roanoke College in a football game, pure and simple, with penalties galore. Over at Roanoke the Roanoke Y. M. C. A. was met on a floor about large enough for ping-pong, as the foul line was located in the center circle. V. M. I. lost after a slow and uninteresting exhibition. On returning to barracks, a game with our late rivals went to our credit after an hour ' s fast play. The defensive work was the best seen during the season. A few words concerning the players would not be out of place here. Ewing, J. L., as captain, played a good game at forward, throughout the season. Leech, one of the best athletes in school, and a man of grit and tenacity, played a great game at forward. Ewing, J. D., at forward, played a hard and aggressive game. His playing at times was brilliant, particularly in the Virginia game, which he all but annexed by himself. He was chosen captain for the coming season. Stroud, at center, played an up-hill game, continually having as his opponent a man much taller. His goal-throwing and offensive playing was of the highest order. Lowry, the " find " of the season, proved to be the mainstay of the team. His defensive work at guard was the best seen on the floor, while he never neglected to net a basket when an opening presented itself. A fit companion to Lowry was Clarkson, to whose excellent goal-throwing was due much of the success of the team. His defensive work deserves special mention. When in the game, Owen, A., and Hardawaj ' filled well their positions as guards. Sickness prevented the former from appearing in the last few games, while the latter played in good form during the season, and bids fair for a regular berth on the Varsity next year. A few words must be said in praise of the " Scrubs, " without whose assistance tangible results would have been impossible. It is the Second Team that makes the First; the Varsity may get the glor} ' , but the power behind the throne is the " Scrub " team. With practically the same line-up for 1913, that season should be even more success- ful than the one just ended, — here ' s wishing them the greatest success. 148 3 llilKESaSfllSiK lEIEEEEaiSfli iHlIB James L. Ewing, Captain Raymond M. Long, Manager Coke Flannagan, Assistant Manager Captain Alpha Brumage, Coach THE TEAM Right Forwards Ewing, L.. Ewing, D. Left Forward Leech Center Stroud Right Guatd Lowry Left Guards . . ' Clarkson, Owen At Lexington . . At Lexington . , At Lexington . , At Charlottesville At Lexington . , At Lexington . . At Durham . . Schillig V. M. L V. M. L V. M. L V..M. L V. M. L Substitutes Schmitt Batten V. M. L V. M. L Roanoke College St. Johns . . . Maryland A. . M. Virginia .... Tennessee ... V. P. I Trinity .... 1911- Dec. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Feb. Feb. Feb. ' Feb. Feb.- Mar. Mar. Mar. 1912. 16. 6. Lexington Lexington Lexington Lexington Lexington Lexington Lexington Lexington Lexington Lynchburg Salem . , Roanoke . Lexington V. M. L V. M. L V. M. L V. M. L V. M. L V. M. L V. M. L Canceled Canceled V. M. L V. M. L V. M. L V. M. L 16 LynchburgY. M. C, Emory Henry Roanoke College Hampden Sidney. Guilford .... Univ. of Virginia Wake-Forest . . William Mary V. P. L . . . " . Lynchburg Y. M. C Roanoke College Roanoke Y. M. C. A. Roanoke Y. M. C. A. S2 19 39 10 238 ONE of the most important features of the Athletic work at the Institute is the Gymnasium Exhibition given by the team on the Saturday night of Final Week. The excellence of this performance is always high, and last year was no exception; in fact, the ability and skill displayed by the partici- pants was considerably above the average, but this excellence can be laid at the door of that bulwark of V. M. I. Athletics, School Spirit. Working in the morning between classes and at night for one meagre hour, they manage to attain a degree of proficiency that is indeed hard to surpass; even more to their credit may it be said that only the love of the sport induces them to go out for the team, since there are but two monograms awarded. The Athletic Board has, however, lately decided to give each man on the team a special monogram consisting of the straight V. M. I., but with the letters G. T. on the side, and it is felt that this will induce more men to try for the team and thus raise competition to the advancement of proficienc}-. There is also hope that several meets can be arranged for the coming year, something which has never been done before to any great extent. Athletic relations of this kind serve the double purpose of broadening the work of the team and the sphere of influence of the Institute. A short account of the Exhibition held last Finals follows, and, though to a certain extent technical in its description of the various events, must be pardoned for the lack of any other method of describing a sport of this kind. A number of " warming-up stunts " by the team on the mats opened the Exhibition and featured the triple roll of McWhorter, Smith, J., and Millner; flips and hand-springs b} ' Moore, C. and Smith, J., and the hand-stand, front-roll and crab by Shotwell. A con- tortionist act by Jennings was unique and brought forth much applause. On the " horse, " the most difficult apparatus to master in finished style, Shot- Captain Shotwell j La well and Rentz had several snappy exercises, showing that they had given much time to perfecting them. The back-flip by Millner and McWhorter was good. A combination, consisting of nine exercises on the parallel-bars, by Shotwell, McWhorter and Smith, J., was a decided feature, and about the best seen here for some time. Mecredy ' s vaulting and rolls deserve special mention along with a number of the same by Moore, C. The horizontal bar had more than its quota of feats, since practically every man on the team had several exercises upon it, and all were performed with more than usual snap and life. A striking feature was the back-lever by McWhorter with Smith, J., executing the front-lever from his neck. Other feats that brought forth much applause were the giant-swing by McWhorter and Smith, J., and a number of kips by Moore, C. The fly-away by Millner was daring, and perfectly done. Ely, Stevenson, Royall and Rentz also deserve men- tion for a number of exercises not less difficult, but possibly less brilliant. The rings shared almost equal honors with the bar, with the entire team giving the front and back pull-up and the front cut-ofF and catch. The back cut-ofF and catch by Royall was an interesting feature, as was also the fly-away by Smith, J., and McWhorter. Stevenson rendered valuable assistance for the men on the rings, Vv ' ithout which they would have been greatl} ' handicapped. A number of pyramids by the team, assisted by Throckmorton, Owen, A., and Nalle, as the firmest of foundations, were unusually good. Though apparently simple, a pyramid must be raised with considerable skill and care, to say nothing of the strength required of the men making the foundation. The particularly humorous event of the evening was a pugilistic encounter between " Jack Johnson " Dodd and " White Hope " Fay, and was in reality a very clever match, but declared by the referee to be a draw. Dodd showed a heavy hitting ability combined with some very fast foot work, while Fay exhibited a sur- prising nimbleness of both hand and foot. Mr. Greenlee D. Letcher, of Lexington, ■ in a very happy speech then presented the Williamson Graham Cup to Moore, C, as the best all-around athlete in school, and this was followed by a very informal dance given ostensibly by the alumni, but indulged in by all present with the greatest enjoyment. Two members of the team that deserve special mention here are Jackson, W., and Munger, who were unable to take part in the Exhibition due to injuries received in practice. Jackson was a star of the preceding season, and his many skilful and daring feats were greatly missed; Munger, though a new man, was unusually accom- plished in his work, and had a number of exercises that would have shown to great advantage. Much credit is due Captain McWhorter and Coach Johnson, who, by their untiring efforts, made the success of the evening possible, and also to the men who worked so hard, making up in spirit for their lack of time. Several men who deserve special mention for their all-round ability, performing on every appa- ratus and starring on each, are McWhorter and Smith, J., who were awarded the two monograms allowed the team. Millner and Shotwell would certainly have received monograms had not the number been limited. The prospects for an unusually good team this year are fine, with a large per- centage of new material that gives promise of making good with a bit of coaching, and a number of old men back around which to build a squad. It will be hard to find men to fill the places of McWhorter, Smith, J., and Ely. Shotwell has been elected Captain, and with Captain Brumage as Coach it is a decided certainty that this year ' s team will be well up to the standard set by those of the past. ■BM asiearers of tl)e 1 . £@, J. FOOTBALL Owen ' 12 Witt ' 12 PURDIE ' 12 Dalton ' 12 Moore ' 13 Patterson ' 13 Kraft ' 12, Manager Leech ' 13 Gutierrez ' 13 Clarkson ' 14 YouELL ' 14 Karst ' 14 LOWRY ' 14 Hathaway ' i: Ely ' ii Owen ' 12 Throckmorton ' 12 Grove ' 12 Reed ' 12 BASEBALL Witt ' 12 Moore ' 13 Bryan ' 13 Clarkson ' 14 Sewell ' 14 Dickens ' 15 Jackson ' ii. Manager EwiNG, L. ' 12 Owen ' 12 EwiNG, D. ' 13 BASKETBALL Long ' 12, Manager Leech ' 13 Stroud ' 13 Clarkson ' 14 LowRY ' 14 McWhorter ' ii GYMNASIUM Smith, J. ' n dHfe QlA The Year ' s Trophies Cl)e gear ' 0 Cropl)te0 THE WILLIAMSON GRAHAM CUP Presented by Mr. E. L. Graham of Lexington, in memory of his son, to the best all-around athlete of the year Winners of the Cup 1907 R. W. Massie, Virginia 1909 H. J. Porter, Alabama 1908 J. E. Doyle, Virginia 1910 T. S. Moseley, Virginia igii C. E. Moore, Virginia THE INTERCLASS FOOTBALL TROPHY Presented by Coach Alpha Brumage to the champions of the Interclass Football Series, and won by the team representing The Class of Nineteen Twelve THE COMPANY RIFLE CUP Awarded to the Company whose team makes the highest score in the annual Target Shoot, and won by the team from Company " C " Captain P. McA. Biedler Private Dilley Sergeant Julian Private Mann Private Sewell THE INDIVIDUAL RIFLE CUP Awarded to the Cadet making the highest score in the annual Target Shoot, and won by Private Sewell, Company " C " 155 Ql COLONEL JONES INSTRUCTORS MAJOR POAGUE CAPTAIN CROWSON CAPTAIN MAYO First Class W. M. Amerine H. P. Boykin A. H. Christian R. L. Eastham S. L. Howard A. F. Kibler P. A. Merian K. S. Purdie C. C. Randolpii, Jr. R. K. Shotwell A. M. Smith H. Templeton F. C. Wilson Second Class J. G. Allen J. A. Anderson J. K. Anderson C. K. Clarke H. T. Cresswell N. McG. Ewell E. J. Frazer L. S. Gerow V. Gutierrez B. H. Hardav ay, Jr. R. P. Hughes M. H. Kingman L. L. Leech W. W. McClevy E. W. McMiUin A. H. Mitchell H. A. Murril: M. G. Patterson W. A. Richards B. L. Robertson C. C. Satterfield, Jr. E. B. Stroud W. D. Wear ■M J3 s ? lEH®. INSTRUCTORS COLONEL MALLORY MAJOR POAGUE CAPTAIN ANDERSON First Class C. W. Blomquist A. D. Brown R. P. Carson F. W. Carter D. W. Drennen M. Goodman F. A. Grove, Jr. H. W. Harris L. S. Julian P. L. Kane L. Keith R. M. Long A. H. Malsberger C. G. Miller D. G. Morrissett E. C. Outten W. Parker H. B. Reardon W. Reed E. V. Smith G. A. Speer R. J. Throckmorton W. C. Welsh T. F. Witt Second Class W. B. Bowles, Jr. A. W. Dillard C. Flannagan H. R. Hordern J. B. Lynch C. E. Moore S. J. Schillig D. M. Waddey c W OlD« ■i LQU- INSTRUCTORS COLONEL PENDLETON COLONEL TUCKER First Class Second Class " . V. Brown H T. Bryan, Jr. J. N. Dalton D. L. Coulbourn W. H. Edwards C. Christian, Jr. J. L. Ewing J. D. Ewing L. T. Gayle J E. Jessee E. DuP. Gelzer J. W. Jones W. R. Kraft A. McKinney W. H. McCormick W. A. Rawls A. A. Owen Jr. F. A. Shufeldt, Jr |. Stevenson T. 0. Smith, Jr l6i 31osepl) Ctitoard SHIiUarti Class of 1886 JOSEPH EDWARD WILLARD graduated form the Virginia Mili- tary Institute in the Class of 1886, a splendid fellow and one of the leaders in a splendid class. From an examination of the Official Register and counting the stars, it will be seen that there were more distinguished graduates in this class than m any other that was ever graduated from the Institute. " Slim " Willard, as he was affection- ately and popularly known among his classmates and fellow cadets, was an ath- lete as well as a student, and in the first Bomb (which, by the way, is said to have been the first periodical of its kind pub- lished in the South) appears his photo- graph with the baseball nine, of which he was second baseman. He was distin- guished for his courage and nerve — once a baseball struck him on the thumb with such force as to bend it back and tear the muscles through the flesh, but, although the suffering must have been terrific, he made no sign. As a student, he was particularly fine in Mathematics, and it was recognized in his class that he could take almost any stand he pleased on such subjects. Joseph E. Willard was a product of the best blood of the North and South. He was born May first, eighteen sixty-five, the last year of perhaps the greatest war that history has ever recorded. His father was Joseph Clapp Willard, who was a major in the Federal Army serving on Major-General McDowell ' s staff, and he was descended from Major Simon Willard, of Kent, England, a commissioned officer in the British Army, who emigrated to America in 1634 and founded the town of Concord, Massachusetts. In 1654 this distinguished man was Commander-in- Chief of the armed forces of Massachusetts, and second in command of the entire Colonial Army. On his maternal side, Joseph E. Willard was descended from William Randolph, of Turkey Island, Virginia, through the first Thomas Randolph of Tuckahoe, whose daughter, Mary Isham Randolph, married the Reverend James Keith, whose third daughter, Elizabeth, married Ford, from whom Antonia Ford is descended; through the Keiths the family ancestry is traced back to the Earls Marechal of Scotland. Antonia Ford was the mother of Joseph E. Willard, 162 thus in his person unite lines of the noblest ancestry in Scotland and England, and of Massachusetts and Virginia. His mother, Antonia P ord, bore an honorary commission on the staff of General J. E. B. Stuart, the dashing Confederate cav- alryman. Therefore, strikingly in him are joined the military traditions of the Union and the Confederacy, and peculiarly in him is the type and proof of our perfectly re-united common country. In the yearning love and memory of his mother, Joseph Edward Willard was educated and imbued with the traditions and training of Virginia and the South, first at the Episcopal High School and later at the Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia. His life at the V. M. I. foreshadowed and trained him for his career in life. Although, as a cadet, he was known to be wealthy and of very aristocratic lineage, yet he became a part in the essential democratic spirit of the Institute, and his genial manner and unaffected conduct obliterated all suggestion of what, perhaps in the greater universities of the North, would have made him conspicuous as a product of wealth and blue blood. There is no more democratic place on earth than the V. M. I. No matter what the antecedents in wealth, birth or power of a new cadet, he comes " on the level, " and goes through the equalit} ' of " ratdom " with a submissive spirit and a contrite heart, and, stead- fast and erect, stands equal before the unyielding and inexorable laws and require- ments of ' the school, — the superb product of which was vised and certified in blood, as a whole, at New Market, and individually, on almost every battlefield of the Confederacy Joseph E. Willard threw his life and destiny with his mother ' s people in Vir- ginia, who have recognized in him the worth and sterling qualities that he possesses. He was elected to the Legislature of Virginia in 1893 and successively re-elected until 1902. In the latter year, he was elected Lieutenant-Governor for a term of four years. Although a Virginian, he was an American and all that the name implies, and when the Spanish-American War broke out he was commissioned Captain of United States Volunteers, serving during that war as aide-de-camp to General Fitzhugh Lee, who commanded the Seventh Corps. His Virginia homes are at Fairfax and in Richmond and are presided over by his charming wife, who was Miss Belle Layton Wyatt, to whom he was married on September sixteenth, eighteen ninety-one. Their marriage has been blessed by two children. Belle Wyatt and Mary Elizabeth, and their home is the center of delightful hospitality and home life. Joseph Edward Willard is a man of broad public spirit, liberality and charity, and nowhere is this better known than at the . Institute, where, as a grateful return for the blessings its magnificent system of instruction gave him, he has made possible the regular and permanent employment qf a matron at the V. M. I. Hospital, the blessing of which every sick cadet can app-reciate with gratitude toward the subject of this sketch. The best wishes of the Virginia Military Institute and The Bomb go out to him, and they wish him in all the years to come, the happiness and honors which his great heart and talents justify and deserve, and will ever feel in him that inevitable pride which goes out to our distinguished alumni. 163 UOlA ' 3 O H z ■MJ2 Ci)f Cabet Published Weekly during the College Year bv The Corps ot Cadets WILLIAM HOWARD EDWARDS, 1912 Editor-in-Chief KENNETH SINCLAIR PURDIE, 1912 Business Manager Associates 1912 Joseph N. Dalton James L. Ewing Moses Goodman Leo S. Julian A. HuEY Malsberger Charles G. Miller Charles C. Randolph Allan M. Smith 1913 Hancock Banning, Jr. Alexander Galt L. Saunders Gerow Edwyn W. McMillin Edward J. Frazer Averett McKinney Walter A. Richards Calvin Satterfiel d, Jr. 165 Quiy Cj)e Catiet THE Nineteen Twelve Cadet staiF has consistently tried to maintain the standards as set forth by the founders, namely: to prove a means of com- munication to the Alumni, and, at the same time, a source of interest to the corps. The endeavor has constantly been to broaden its field of usefulness and service to all subscribers and patrons. With this end in view the management did away with as many advertisements as could be spared in order to give more space to reading material. They have put forth all possible efforts to give full and unbiased accounts of the various activities in barracks, and these necessarily have included the athletic contests; defeats as well as victories have been chronicled in an impartial and broadminded manner, with laurels for well earned conquests and regrets for the hard fought losses, with no attempt to belittle the abilities of our opponents with the ever present " hard luck " tale. From time to time cuts of prominent men or of humorous character have appeared to add to the appearance of the paper. Items concerning the Alumni have been eagerly received and prominentlv pub- lished; V. M. I. verse, both of recent and earlier composition, has been printed with the idea of showing a bit of the old Institute as it used to be, and with the hope of bringing back fond memories to those who have long since graduated. A special attempt has been made to improve the editorial department of The Cadet during the session, and to voice not only the general opinion of the corps on existing conditions but also individual ideas in regard to contemplated improvements, or to the abolishment of evils now in vogue. Discussions of prob- lems of serious import have been dealt with directly by members of the staff, and in order that the Alumni and cadets might make known their opinions on like matters " The Keydet Komment Kolumn " was introduced for that purpose. Many meritorious and entertaining contributions have been produced under this head. The " Local Darts of Near Wit " have been continued as sources of humor at the expense of various members of the Corps. As usual. Varsity Athletics have held the position of prominence, while, as an accompaniment, the accounts of the Class series have maintained their share of interest for all Classes fighting for the various championships. The number of Alumni subscribers has further been increased, and ever ' indication points to the fact that satisfaction in regard to the worthiness of the paper is general among them. The financial condition has never been better, and to all appearances the surplus on the books of the Business Manager will add considerably to the treasury of the A thletic Association. In summarizing the work of the paper, it cannot but be said that its work has been done thoroughly, and with the increased interest imbued to it by the present management, it seems safe to predict that the size of the sheet will shortly be increased to eight pages. In point of fact the chief obstruction at present is the inability of a paper of that size to be printed in town. This possibility is an ideal that should be the goal of each succeeding editor and will doubtless meet with an earlv fulfilment. A. H. Malsberger, Jr President H. T. Bryan, Jr Vice-President J. D. McLean Secretary and Treasurer THE Young Men ' s Christian Association of the Virginia MiHtary Institute occupies a somewhat unique position when compared with branches of the Association less martial in character. The acknowledged method employed to stimulate the interest of its members is through the excellence and completeness of its reading rooms, and, in some localities, through the attractiveness of its athletic facilities. This is notably true at the University of Virginia, where Madison Hall forms a most inviting place for instruction and recreation. There a student may occupy his time in a well supplied reading room, or, after a set on the tennis courts attached to the building, take advantage of an excellent outfit of shower baths. The Association here at the Institute is deprived of its privilege of offering wholesome and instructive reading matter by the excellent Library of the school; Its physical functions are well taken care of by the Gymnasium, while the Athletic Association provides the tennis courts and their appurtenances. Consequently the field is indeed limited to the spiritual phase, and in this the Association has done nobly and well. An insufficiency of time places a ban upon lengthy meetings, and possibly this is in itself an inviting factor to many, but the managing officers have succeeded admirably during the past year in providing speakers for the weekly meetmgs after supper on Sunday night. The ministers of Lexington have shown the greatest wilhngness in giving of their time for this purpose, and the interest with which they have been received is an open mark of appreciation. A second feature which has progressed rapidly since its establishment by ColonelKerlin is the course in Bible study. Colonel Kerlin has shown himself most active in promoting interest in this work and personally meets a large Bible Class after Call to Quarters on Sunday afternoon. . The Association sent delegates to the Students ' State Convention at Ashland, Virginia, on November 19, 1912, and by contact with representatives from the majority of Associations in the state effected an exchange of ideas that has been of much value throughout the year. 167 The Renaissance of the Literary Societies WHEN we speak of a " Renaissance of the Literary Societies, " we mean not only a re-birth of the same, but a re-birth of interest and a renewal of aspirations in the Corps in regard to them. 1 he two societies that were organized last year, but which, for lack of interest, failed to prosper greatly, were reorganized at the opening of the second term this year and imme- diately showed signs of a new spirit, which, thus far, has made them prosper. In this work of reorganization the societies owe much to Colonel Robert T. Kerlin of the Faculty, who, from the start, has aided materially in the work. In recognition of this service, one has been named in his honor, notwithstanding his protest; while the other was named the Jacksonian in memory of " Stonewall " Jackson. Under Colonel Kerlin ' s direction officers were elected and by-laws and con- stitutions drawn up. The results of the elections are as follows: The Kerlin. — J. N. Dalton, 1912, President; W. B. Bowles, Jr., 1913, Vice- President; C. K. Clarke, 1913, Secretary; C. G. Miller, 1912, Treasurer. The Jacksonian. — J. L. Ewing, 1912, President; C. Satterfield, Jr., 1913, Vice-President; L. S. Gerow, 1913, Secretary; T. F. Witt, 1912, Treasurer. The majority of these officers served last year and consequently- have some experience in the work. The rivalry between the two societies is keen, and since " Competition is the life of trade " — and many other activities — the societies are thriving as never before. Both meet on Friday evenings after Call to Quarters, and all concerned find it a most enjoyable event to look forward to. The Kerlin has been meeting in the Library ' , while the Jacksonian holds forth in the Y. M. C. A. Hall, thus allowing the former to have slightly the better of the situation where location is concerned; but since the Y. M. C. A. has been newlv furnished with chairs, tables, and rostrum and President ' s desk, the Jacksonian could scarcely be induced to exchange with their rivals. The average attendance has been about forty at each meeting, and new members are constantly joining. The aim has been to further the interest of the Corps in a social and literar}- way, but particularly ' in the art of being able to think on one ' s feet, and there can be no doubt of the great capacity for good in this regard. Pleasure and profit combine in the work. The}- give cadets an opportunit}- not only to improve themselves in this direction, but also to mingle in a social way and forget the ups and downs ot barrack life. Since the Class of Nineteen Twelve has given them such a fair and promising start it is to be hoped and expected that the succeeding classes will take an interest in the work and keep them thriving. We are assured of Colonel Kerlin ' s continued interest and assistance, for which we are indeed grateful, but, as in all other enterprises, self-reliance is all-important, and we, the cadets, must be active and energetic to achieve definite results. Founded, November ii, 1839 Meets Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and on each cold night. Motto: All loalk and no hay cleareth the mind. Pavement Patters Extraordinary Norton Ashley Dickson Forbes Keezel Owens, B. Owen, W. Briggs Don ' t-Give-a-Whoops Throckmorton Crittenden Krebs Thompson, A. Averill Entertainment Committee James, R. Brown, F. Knight Gelzer Penitent Plobders Husson Clark, B. Quentin Krentel Dickens McClevy Keeper of the Squirrels . . . ; Munce Oracle Stevenson Mascot Wight Old Faithful Shufeldt Frater in Europa ■ " Bill " Jackson Unclassified Meem • Sponsor Edward Payson Weston 169 K J U. ALLEN BANNING BROWN, W. DILLARD DOPSON DRENNEN FLANNAGAN GEROW GOODMAN LOWRY McKINNEY MALSBERGER SCHMITT TAYLOR TYREE WOOLS S c W Q CottUton Club JOSEPH NICHOLAS DALTON, President WASHINGTON REED, Vice-President MEMBERS Warren M. Amerine Carl W. Blomquist Henley P. Boykin Alanson D. Brown Foster V. Brown, Jr. Robert P. Carson Frank W. Carter A. Hallam Christian Joseph N. Dalton Donald W. Drennen Robert L. Eastham W. Howard Edwards James L. Ewing Lester T. Gayle Edward DuP. Gelzer Moses Goodman Frank A. Grove, Jr. Herbert W. Harris Samuel L. Howard Leo S. Julian Patrick L. Kane Lucien Keith, Jr. Abram F. Kibler William R. Kraft - Raymond M. Long William H. McCormick A. Huey Malsberger, Jr Philip A. Marian Charles G. Miller D. Gordon Morrissett Edgar C. Outten Archer A. Owen, Jr. William Parker Kenneth S. Purdie Charles C. Randolph, Jr. Henry B. Reardon, Jr. Washington Reed Randolph K. Shotwell Alan M. Smith Estill V. Smith George A. Speer, Jr. John Stevenson Hamilton Templeton Robert J. Throckmorton W. Carroll Welsh Fiank C. Wilson T. Foster Witt Cangi £@elt Blaxdy B. Clarkson President George A. Goodyear Vice-President Harry J. Rice Secretary Robert D. Evans Treasurer T. Stokes Adams William H. Briggs Withers A. Burress Edwin P. Conquest Frank Cutchins Marshall P. Fletcher J. Addison Hagan Harriet James Rorer W. James E. Cecil Jennings Roy W. Knight Sumpter L. Lowry J. Douglas McLean James R. McCormick Robert B. Mason Edgar Nash, Jr. Henry C. Stuart, Jr. Cl)O0e ub0 SINCE time immemorial these so-called faculty understudies have borne the burden of work at the Institute, such as adorning the statue plot at all meal formations, and making hurried inspections in after-taps attire some time between II p. m. and 6.15 A. XI. In addition they have a way peculiarly their own of requiring other people, at times in large numbers, to bear burdens — for instance, that of parading up and down in front of barracks on Saturday and Sunday afternoons with " Ye olde musket " swinging at a careless angle on their corn- ridden shoulders. Again they require some — and these in larger numbers — to watch them make their so-called inspections, with the same gun, on the same shoulder, at the same angle, at most any time after 11.30 p. m. With the donning of the olive drab, and the blue, all memories of cadet days pass hy, and to save their lives they can ' t remember that they were ever " Keydets. " We have them from the staid and proper to the don ' t-care devilish sort; from the large and handsome to the shriveled and dried; from the quick and strutting to the slouching and creeping. We have white ribbons and we have funnels — we have high-brows, and other brows, — in all a collection that any school of " Res Militaris, " or a zoo of city pro- portions, would welcome gladly. " Age before beauty " is equivalent to Mayo — the far-famed B. Davis Mayo. He is ringmaster of the Analytical Brothers All-Star Circus, and does a side stunt m the usual after-per- formance concert. He can make figures and equations jump through fiery hoops, and has a like effect on third-class- men, while he juggles mathematical theories with the greatest ease. Little, but awfully loud, especiall) ' so behind young gray-coats without permits on the big road at night. Has an awfully keen eye and can detect anything behind a tree at any distance, and on discovering these flying objects, these wayward youngsters, can do the mile in o flat. He has oodles of brains, and doesn ' t hesitate to use them on all occa- sions, particularly when it comes to squelching fresh students. He can, in a way all his own, make a fellow feel like a rem- nant at a bargain sale, and takes a peculiar delight in doing so. ' Seems to be the King-bee in the subs ' quarters, and at frequent intervals proceeds to. get bad and shoot up the shack, that is, when " Henri " or the " Maj, " or the " Maj ' s " do are. not around. Some of these days he ' ll have a string • of degrees after his name as long as the train of a court gown, and his hypotheses will make us wonder why Galileo ever appeared on the streets unmasked. Reversing the dictum, it becomes " Beauty before age, " and there we find Murray the Immaculate, who sallies forth spick and span on his fiery steed. With his lorgnette in one hand, tight reins and crop in the other, he is the object of admiration in the ciry. This is M. F. Edwards, Captain and Adjutant, V. M. I. — and on the side aide-de " Auld Nick " ; Lord High Keeper of the 175 uQLiy Demerit Book, and the pocket money allowances. In addition, he teaches young America how to ask for kraut in German, how to travel abroad, and which fork to use at a swell dinner-party. In spare moments he is social correspondent for a score of papers, and spends hours at the typewriter preparing his official messages, encased in large envelopes, and conveying the important information to the corps that " the demerit book will not be open for inspection to-day. " " I am monarch of all I survey, " and then some. " King " in- spires awe in every heart as he struts forth, and consternation reigns when he goes on a rampage. April weather is not in it when changeable dispositions are considered. He is liable to march the battalion out in full dress and have a practice march, or he may start out m field uniform and end up with " Escort of the Color. " In ye olden days he loved dancing, but has lately taken the job of hop connoisseur and critic, and is rarely seen on the floor. He was bred in " Ole Kaintuck, " and shows a fondness on all occasions for his native heath and the three famed products. He spends all his spare time in getting a post-graduate degree m chemistry, and has even been known to attend three lectures this year. The gent with the brain package by his side is the First Jackson-Hope of 191 1, and consequently knows anything, except when to come in out of the rain. Takes a Greek verb for breakfast and dines on logarithms, and does some light reading on the Italian Renaissance before retiring. He ' s a gymnast of repute, being able to skin the cat, pull chest-weights, and all those diffi- cult stunts on the apparatus. He teaches Latin, English, History, Botany, Zoology, and several minor topics, getting away with all of them with flying colors. And then there is " Pussy-foot " Anderson! This creeping limb of martial law is inclined to be a bit deliberate. His vocabulary is limited to " yes " and " no, " and " I guess so, " but nevertheless he has the reputation of be- ing one of the very best in the bunch. Since graduating in 1908 he has had teaching e.xperience in various military schools, and was known at one as a splendid end-man and clog dancer in minstrel shows. This secret has leaked out, but still no one be- lieves it, since his old and sedate appearance ofl sets any sign of frivolity. He can handle a sword like a coal-scuttle, and holds the record of having located the proper position for O. C. at Parade not more than once during the year. On one occasion, the officers in marching " Front and Center " to His Royal Sleepiness presented a miniature battalion drill, so varied were their movements in a vain effort to arrive at their proper posts. Artillery Benjamin, or the man with the seasick walk. Easy-going (although you would think it an effort " ) and graceful is this sub of the red stripe. He can tell you most anything about artillerv of all sorts — some things as laid down in tactics, and some that are not specified therein. He hails from the Eastern Shore of old Virginia, which probably accounts for the walk mentioned 176 MM above. His cadet da s were spent in ease, and his attitude ro-da ' still resembles that of old. He can remember how he used to want to do that which at present comes in handv in turnmg out " No Parade " when even a slight cloud is detected over in the vicinity of Staunton. You ' ve seen him in lots of magazi nes as " The Perfect Fit " or " Let Me Teach You Physical Culture, " or perhaps " The Arm and Hammer Brand. " He is the young and blushmg, strong and hand- some, fearless Henry Poague. With a mighty sweep of one hand he could grasp the bat- talion, crumple up the cannon and Old George in the other and throw all over the cliff into the river. Harmless when pleased, but H — I otherwise is this giant of barren Rock- bridge. He has had greater success with his class in Butt ' s Manual than any other, al- though ' tis said he has taught the occupants of the First Stoop several things on the side concerning " Interior Police. " When he says, " Jump, " we jump — and the two are simultaneous. Decidedly the most military and most conscien- tious sub that ever came down the pike. Cl)e Club of tl)c il uggetteers OFFICERS President Edward J. Frazer Secretary ana Treasurer Camillus Christian, Jr. Vice-President Max G. Patterson " Sergeants-at-Arms Hugh Coburx Edwyx W. McMillix Metnbers R. Woodfin Boggess William T. Clement Horace K. Dickson Herbert R. Hordern J. Edwin Kuykendail Averett McKinney Fred R. Metcalfe George D. Price Calvin Satterfield, Jr. Stephen J. Schillig K. Duval Scott Edward B. Stroud Thomas M. Yancey Rice M. ' ouell 178 Colors. Motto. Sky-blue. Get off the Earth Chief High Flyer " Buz " McCormick Close Second " Bill " Parker Operator of the Gas Bag Satterfield Gasoline Container " Cap " Murrill Parachute Attachment " Ears " McKinney Safety Ladder , " Doc " Jennings Gas Producer " Wobby " Howard f Throckmorton Sweaters . . , • . . . ■ i Keith [ " Jabbo " Wight Ballast " Fats " Dalton c f " Kit " Carson Supernumeraries ■ { ,,„ „ ,, I fuzzy Munce Chaplain " Rozier " Hughes Sponsor " Doc " Henty 179 QlA M iFinal dBerman JOSEPH NICHOLAS DALTON Leader WASHINGTON REED Assutant Leader MARSHALS Warren Miles Amerine Carl Wheeless Blomquist Henley Pretlow Bo3 ' kin Alanson David Brown Foster Vincent Brown, Jr. Robert Preston Carson Frank Walden Carter Arthur Hallam Christian Donald Ward Drennen Robert Lawson Eastham William Howard Edwards James Lindsay Ewing Lester Templeton Gayle Edward DuPont Gelzer Moses Goodman Frank Asbury Grove, Jr. Herbert Witt Harris Samuel Lutz Howard Leo Sease Julian Patrick Lee Kane Lucien Keith, Jr. Abram Franklin Kibler William Russell Kraft Raymond Marion Long William Holland McCormick Augustus Huey Malsberger, Jr. Philip Ambrose Merian Charles Gideon Miller Daniel Gordon Morrissett Edgar Carlyle Outten Archibald Alexander Owen, Jr. illiam Parker Kenneth Sinclair Purdie Charles Carter Randolph, Jr. Henry Bynum Reardon, Jr. Randolph King Shotwell Alan McCune Smith Estil Virgil Smith George Alexander Speer, Jr. John Evans Stevenson Hamilton Templeton Robert James Throckmorton William Carroll Welsh Frank Cunningham Wilson Thomas Foster Witt UQl final Ball CALVIN C. SATTERFIELD, JR Prcsicien STEPHEN J. SCHILLIG Vice-President MARSHALS James G. Allen J. Aylor Anderson J. Kyle Anderson William B. Bowles, Jr. Henry T. Bryan, Jr. Camillus Christian, Jr. C. Kennon Clarke D. Langhorne Coulbourn Harry T. Creswell A. Wood Dillard Nathaniel McG. Ewell John D. Ewing Coke Flannagan Edward J. Frazer L. Saunders Gerow Virgil Gutierrez Ben H. Hardaway, Jr. Herbert R. Hordern Rozier P. Hughes J. Ewing Jessee Jack W. Jones Matthew H. Kingman Lloyd L. Leech J. Burr Lynch William W. McClevy Averett McKinney Edwyn W. McMillin Arthur H. Mitchell Charles E. Moore Hugh A. Murrill Max G. Patterson William A. Rawls Walter A. Richards B. Lynn Robertson Frank A. Shufeldt, Jr. Thomas O. Smith, Jr. Edward B. Stroud D. Maxwell Waddey W. Doak Wear The grateful appreciation of the Edi- tors is extended to those who have given of their time and talent toward the com- position of this booh.. For drawings, we are largely indebted to Miss Helen Shu- feldt, of Chicago, Illinois; Mr. Reginald Broods, of the Class of Nineteen Fourteen; Mr. James G. Allen, of the Class of Nineteen Thirteen; Mr. Harold H. Wrenn and Mr. Finlay F. Ferguson, of Norfolk, Virginia; Mr. Alonzo H. Gentry, of Brooklyn, New York; and Mr. L. N. Brilton, of New York C%. Colonel Robert T: Kerlin, of the Faculty, Mr. W. H. McCormick, of the Class of Nineteen Tweke, and Mr. Murray F. Burleson, of Boston, Massachusetts, have kindly con- tributed to the literary departments. The Editors. 183 cQriferifs PACE AcKNOWLEDGMTNTS 183 Advertisers ... 187 Aero Ci.ub .... 179 Athletics 128 Baseball ... 143 Basketb.all ... - 147 Battalion Organizatio.n .... 104 Board of Editors 5 Board of Visitors ... 7 Busted 118 Cadet Staff 166 Calendar 18 Chemistry 161 Civil Engineering 157 Class of igi2 ig Class of 1913 75 Class of 1914 81 Class of 191 5 89 Col. Jos. E. Willard, A Sketi 11 . . 162 Commissioned Officers ... 103 Cotillion Club .173 Dedication 2 Electrical Engineering .... 159 Ex-Classmates 67 Faculty 11 Familiar Scenes 87 Final Ball 182 Final German 181 Finals — 1911 98 Football 131 Frontispiece Glee Club 171 Greetings 3 Gymnasium 150 P. CE History of 1912 70 History of 1913 78 History of 1914 84 History of 1915 93 In Memoriam 86 In Memoriam 9 In Memoriam 69 Literary Societies 168 Military Staff 15 Natural Bridge Hike 119 Nineteen Twelve Class Spread . 73 1 91 2 — To-Day 17 191 2 — Yesterday 16 NuGGETTEERS I78 Ode to Stonewall Jackson . . -97 Planning Anew After Hunter ' s Raid, 1864 8 Res Militaris 99 Sue-Faculty 13 Summer School 125 Tactical Officers loi Tangi Meli 174 The Cadet 166 The End 185 The Year ' s Trophies 155 Those Subs 175 Tourist Club 169 Wearers OF the V. M. 1 13 Y. M. C. A 167 184 p: ) ADVERTISERS Lexington A. Bassist Coleman ' s Drug Store J. Edward Deaver H. O. 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Quick work. Perfect satisfaction. GIVE HIM A TRIAL LiE.XINGTON, VIRGINIA JACKSON ' S BARBER SHOP The Most Sanitary Shop in Lexinaton The Place the Cadets Have Visited from 1863 to 1912 13 NELSON STREET LEXINGTON, VA. The Huger Davidson Sale Co. Wholesale Grocers Lexington and Buena Vista, Va. OFFICERS Jas. M. Davidson, President Benj. Huger, General Manager Wm. a. Davidson, ] ' ice-President DIRECTORS Bexj. Huger W. A. Davidson J. JI. Davidson E. A. Sale R. B. EWALD F. L.YOUNG V. M. I. TAILOR HAS HIS SAMPLES SUMMER SUITS NOW ON DISPLAY AT THE Tailor Shop r " r ■ VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE 74th Year E. W. NICHOLS Superintendent V. Lexington Virginia One of the few institutions, if not the only one in the United States, combining the rigid military system of the United States Military Academy with Collegiate and Technical Courses of Instruction :::::::: .J K. .J Rockbridge County News Uj urnishes carefully prepared news reports of happenings " —( at the Virginia Mili- tary Institute and in Lexington generally. Main Street JOB WORK Done promptly and Lexing- satisfactorily at the ton, COUNTY NEWS Virginia JOB OFFICE SODA CIGARS COLEMAN ' S Drug Store PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY When up town go to COLEMAN S Telephone us your needs day or night Prompt delivery We Fill PRESCRIPTIONS DRUGS CANDIES FOR DRESS PARADE AFTER HOURS FURNISHINGS hi the Latest Styles SHOES with the real tang of dressiness and OUR DISTINCTIVE FEATURE $torr$=$cbaefer tailored ClotWtifl Made in Cincinnati. Worn wherever well-dressed young men are found PERFECT Fir— SUPERB WORKMANSHIP, STYLE and NEATNESS Graham Campbell ' ' The Shop for Military Chaps ' ' ] th Electric City Engraving Co. B U FFALO, N.Y. WE MADE THE ENGRAVINGS FOR THIS BOOK. CsLclets All Go To McCR UM ' S McCrum Drug Company FOR Toilet Articles, Drugs Fine Stationery Huyler ' s Candies Tobacco, Cigars Cigarettes SUNDRIES ALL KINDS ATcCRUAI ' S SODA FOUNTAIN is a - ' •- - perfectly equipped, new, modern outfit; the materials used the best that can be obtained; the drinks turned out the most delightful and palatable to be found anywhere. CADETS I Solicit your patronage Shoes, Hats, Caps, Shirts, Undenfl ear, Hose, Dress Suit Cases, Trunks, Etc. CLOTHES made to ORDER and to FIT at reasonable PRICES TRY ME you kneiv uie better you would patronize uie oftener. Be kind. It makes life like a June day. Attracts friends; confounds enemies. Will appreciate anything you may do for me Respectfully, J. ED. DEAVER Main Street Lexington, Va. The Home of Fine Prill till: Where = The Bomb J was printed ? Both Linotype and Monotype Composition Winston Building Write for Prices on any kind of Printing Press-room and Bindery Facilities Unexcelled i I j We offer the services of our Skilled Labor, Modern [ j Equipment, Large Facilities and Expert Supervision j i i j AT REASONABLE PRICES j j i t ' ■ ■ " ' ' I I THE JOHN C. WINSTON COMPANY j 1006-1016 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania j j ! B.H.GORRELL Prescriptions a Specialty Whitman ' s Candy Peters ' and Hershey ' s Chocolates Safety Razors and Razor Blades Three in One Oil Chapin Sacks Ice Cream Soda Water and Pure Coca Cola Cigars and Smoking Tobacco Stationery Conklin ' s Self-Filling Fountain Pens Nelson Street LEXINGTON, - VIRGINIA WHEN IX LYNCHBURG Get Your Meals AT The Lynchburg Restaurant The only up-to-date place for Ladies and Gentlemen IN LYNCHBURG, - VA. j.cncm iM. AM. SOC. C. E. CIVIL ENGINEER RIDABOCK CO. 149-151 West 36th Street NEW YORK Manufacturers of COLLEGE, U. S. ARMY AND ■ NATIONAL GUARD UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENTS Authorized outfitters for the Virginia Military Institute. The Corps in Roanoke 1 The Shop of Quality 1 ? 1 Our lines are especially suited to the wants of V. M. I. men i 1 I FURNISHINGS i 1 1 ! HATS AND SHOES GRAHAM CAMPBELL 4 Main Street, Lexington, Virginia 1 .•.coo. 1 Creosoted Wood Paving Blocks malie the most ideal material for pave- ments in barns, stables, factories, shops, foundries and all places where a floor is called upon to stand hard use or abuse. It is smooth, durable, sanitary, noiseless and sightly. Creates no dirt or dust. Creosoted wood blocl s are no ex- periment. There are examples of this class of pavement that have stood thirty years of hard out-of-door service and are still in good condition. When you pay for a creosoted wood blocli pavement, you are buying a lasting improvement, not a patented experiment, with a high sounding name and endless lawsuits to protect your guarantee, or you from, patent infringe- ment litigation. Write for booklets AYER LORD TIE COMPANY CHICAGO, ILL. THE CHAS. H.ELLIOTT COMPANY The Largest College Engraving House in the World COMMENCEMENT INVITATIONS CLASS DAY PROGRAMS CLASS PINS ; Programs Menus Leather Dance Fraternity Class Inserts for Annuals Fraternity and Class Stationery Wedding Invitations and Calling Cards 17th STREET and LEHIGH AVENUE Philadelphia, Pa. Morara Coffee ABSOLUTELY PURE- DELICIOUS CUP QUALITY- SEALED TINS- libs. — 4 lbs. only C.W.ANTRIM SONS Richmond, Va. V. M. I. PRESSING SHOP Room No. 1 C. BARRACKS GOOD WOKK QUICK SERVICES RIGHT PRICES Graham ' s Shoe Store I Siloes I WE FIT HEADS AND FEET Opposite Lexington Hotel Main Street, Lexington, Virginia ft I Greek Restaurant i Everything to Eat. All kinds of Game in Season The Place for the Cadets to get a Cheap GOOD Meal Politeness and Quick Service Our Motto LEXINGTON RESTAURANT CO. 141 BROADWAY, NEW YORK. P iTU : President. After the St. John ' s Game Meet Your Friends at the Lexington Pool Company s NEWEST AND NICEST Pool and Billiard Parlors We have o pened a FoUntaW In Connection with our Parlors, and SOLICIT THE CADETS ' TRADE Prompt and Courteous Attention ItUtarft anil fool farlor Headquarters for Cadets on Saturday afternoons Your Patronage Solicited Esse qitam videri maluin= W. E. GRANGER, Prop. Jefferson and Washington Streets Lexington, Virginia ;.4. -4-I :.4--I " 5- " J-! " 5-! J " I-- ' Headquarters for the V. M. I. Boys Quisenberry Lompany Confectioneries, Ice Cream, Soda Water, Fruits Newspapers, Periodicals and Tobaccos ,5.,j..5..j..{ .j . .j. j. . ..;, . :,,5.. .j-5..;..}. H- ' J--J- - - - For Prompt Service Call Miley ' s Livery FOR STREET SURREYS TRANSFER WAGONS PHONE 204 Lexington, - Virginia JOHN W. MILEY. Proprietor T HIS space I buy will • ' ■ not by its direct in- fluence bring a paying result, all I want the Cadet to know is the following few facts: When you visit Lexington and want .what you want, and know when you buy of H. O. DOLD you will get what you want, in eating, smoking and chewing — the best that can be had — all will be well. I thank you for pa ' Jt favors and will in the future do as I have always done Treat you right EASTMAN POUGHKEEPSIE NEW YORK prepares young men and women for positions of trust and responsibility, and assists them to Paying Positions Comprehensive courses of studj-, hberal pohey, faculty of specialists, strong lecture course, ideal location. Excellent record of fifty-two years. More than 5 ' 2,000 alumni. Prospectus and calendar may be had upon application. Address CLEMENT C. GAINES, M.A., LLD. President Poughkeepsie, New York Don ' t Forget Freeman ' s Place Next to Squire Granger ' s Pool Room Leaders in Artistic Hair Cutting excepting none GIVE us A TRIAL No. 32 Washington Street, West The Model Barber Shop H. A. Williams Proprietor Next door to Bank of Rockbridge THE FAVORITE SHOP OF THE CADETS Everything Clean and Sanitary AGENCY LEXINGTON STEAM LAUNDRY STUDENT ATHLETIC SUPPLIES a complete line of Practical Goods made to give satisfac- tion and based on an experience of more than 20 years. A 1 ' 20-fage illustrated catalogue sent on request. Goods on sale at the Post Exchange. Order through them — ARTHUR JOHNSON CO. 112 West 42dSt., New York City HARRISON HUTTON SUCCESSORS TO KOONES HARRISON Dealers in Furniture, Mattresses, Rugs, Shades, Etc. L. D. Phones: Store, 229a Night and Sunday, Phone 229b 25 West Nelson Street Cut Down the High Cost of Living by using Endorsed by ALL SCIENTIFIC AUTHORITY 2k». Churned under triple inspection. Purer — better — cheaper than butter. Write us for name of local dealer. THE CAPITAL CITY DAIRY CO., Columbus, Ohio MART BALDWIN MM] For Young Ladies Staunton, Virginia Term begins September 12, 19 12. Located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Un- surpassed climate, beautiful grounds and modern appointments. Students past session from 31 states. Terms moderate. Pupils enter any time. Send for catalogue. Miss E. C. Weimar, Principal. T. C. CONLON A. Z. SEIDERS T. C. Conlon Of Co. Charlottesville, Virginia (Fatlnra Tke College Man ' s Tailors Lyons Tailoring Co. nnnnannDDannnnnnnnnannnn D □ B College I bailors □ □ nnnnannnnnnnnnDDDnnnDnnn MAIN and NELSON STREETS Lexington, Virginia Ml LEY SON Carbon Studio LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA HERBERT MILEY Hfigli-OIlaaa ' taltnnprg J rmto Engraved Visiting Cards a Specialty First National Bank Building, floor Special Dinner Served at The Lexington Hotel On Saturdays for Cadets University Parlor in Lexington Hotel Building A HIGH-CLASS Barber Shop Pool Room ATTACHED Prompt Attention Given Cadets R. H. FOX, Proprietor TF you are in search of knowledge as to the best form of street pavement, write for Hterature to the American Association of Creosoted Wood Paving Manu- facturers 1033 First National Bank Building Chicago, III. The 1913 Class Ring for V. M. I. Manufactured by The D. L. Auld Company, Columbus, Ohio Entire Factory devoted to the Production of Emblematic Jewelry, Class Pins and Rings, Fraternity Badges, Masonic Charms and Rings. Engraved Dance Invitations and Calling Cards Programmes and Stationery Write for 1912 Novelty Catalogue ESTABLISHED 1818 EROADWAY COR. TWENTY-SECOND ST. Ready-made and made-to-measure clothing of fine quality, for Men and Boys. English Hats, Shoes, Haberdashery and Leather Goods. All garments for walking, driving, shooting, golf and tennis. Motor Clothing and Liveries. Sertd for Illustrated Catalogue. KINGAN ' S " RELIABLE " HAMS Are sold everywhere by those who know that it always pays to sell the best sk your Grocer We sell Dry Salt Meats, Canned Meats, Smoked Meats, Fresh Aleats, Lard, Butter, Cheese, Eggs, Oleomargarine. KINGAN COMPANY (Limited,) Richmond, Virginia ULLEY COLLEGE UNIFORMS are made from thoroughly- shrunk cloths of first quality, all wool. They are built by skilled military tailors who make college uniforms exclu- sively, and noted above all other makes of uniforms for attractive appearance and ex- treme durability under hard wear. Lilley Caps, Lilley Belts. Lilley Swords, Lilley Chevrons, and all equipments are standard for college cadet corps. Write for complete catalog. The M. C. LILLEY CO. Columbus O. mi msms Fifth Avenue Boot Shop 224 Fifth Avenue New York iWr. S. I. Howard will have samples of our shoes. I Charlottesville | Woolen Mills i ! nDDannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnDcnDGncn J i CHARLOTTESVILLE j VIRGINIA j I nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnDDnnnnnnn ! MANUFACTURERS OF HIGH-GRADE j UNIFORM CLOTHS j FOR ARMY, NAVY, LETTER CARRIER, POLICE j and RAILROAD PURPOSES and the LARGEST j ASSORTMENT and BEST QUALITY CADET I GRA S, including those used at the L nited States ; Military Academy at West Point and other leading j Military Schools of the country nnnDDCIlIIDnnnn Used in Uniforms of Virginia Military Institute | i Strain Patton Clothiers and Gents ' Furnishers OPPOSITE LEXINGTON HOTEL LEXINGTON - - - - VIRGINIA

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