Virginia Military Institute - Bomb Yearbook (Lexington, VA)

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ais ss 22 ss ' iS■ •■S ,vvv- " -r •r am mm . o ' o DEDICATION TO COLONEL HENRY CLINTON FORD CLASS OF 1889 In grateful appreciation of a devoted alumnus of the Institute, a faithful teacher in its faculty, a staunch supporter of its athletics, and in all matters of inter- est to the corps a friend vise in counsel and efficient in service, WE, THE CLASS OF NINETEEN HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN DEDICATE THIS TWENTY-NINTH VOLUME OF THE BOMB PHOTOGRAPHED IN COLORS FROM NATURE. BY MILEY AND SON LOFT in the edge of historic Lexington, rise some hight and frowning battlements. They crown a group of buildings which A § the architect doubtless designed to be severe and stern. But ffl nature intervened. With lier rolling hills and drooping trees she broke the harsh lines and blended the whole into a graceful and charming scene. On either side the lovely mountains — the Blue Ridge and the Alleghanies — rise like silent sentinels. This is the home of the Virginia Military Institute, doubly loved by all who know it, for what it is and for its environing beauty. It is not a large school and its graduate list is not the longest, but, those who have completed its course have passed the test of fire and are fitted to compete for the world ' s rewards. Every man who has been sheltered by these walls goes forth with undying love for V. M. I., bound to it by the fraternal ties of cadetship. Such love can only be felt by one who has gone through the years of barracks life, its trials, its hardships, and its pleasures. Only those who have lived in this atmosphere, laden with the heroic suggestions of her noble graduates, can know the thrill caused by the praises heaped upon her famous sons. Only those who have striven in the ranks can in after years know the yearnings for the old uniform. Something in the air, something in the close association of four years, had bound the men in an undissoluble bond of love. Here where the traditions of our forefathers are forever fresh, here where the guiding hand of that idol of this Southland is still felt, are instilled those principles of true manhood which have made and will make her sons famous. Glory has come to many of them, fame in war and honor in peace. Such events, however, are chronicled in history. Our duty is of a more humble nature, for we but compile the happenings of a year. The early history of this institution comes to us only as tradition and myth. badly distorted and delightfully impossible. Some twenty years ago, however, the happy idea was conceived of keeping a yearly record. So we have a more or less connected story of the real cadet life of recent years. In order that this chain may continue unbroken, we publish the 1913 Bomb. Herein are assembled the events of the year, its successes and its failures, its pleasures and its trials. As we passed through it the tribulations seemed paramount, but a retrospect brings forth the pleasant and happy moments, so we find largely the brighter side of cadet life herein portrayed. 7 BOARD OF VISITORS HIS EXCELLENCY, WILLIAM HODGES MANiN GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH Cominandcr-iii-Chief The Board (EXPIRATION OP TERMS, JULY 1st, 1914.) GENERAL CHAS. J. ANDERSON Richmond, Va. GENERAL CECIL C. VAUGHN Franklin, Va. COLONEL JOSEPH BUTTON Richmond, Va. HON. THOS. L. TATE Draper. Va. COLONEL FRANCIS L. SMITH Alexandria, Va. (EXPIRATION OF TERMS, JULY 1st, 1916.) HON. RORER A. JAMES Danville, Va. HON. EDWARD ECHOLS Staunton, Va. HON. GEORGE L. BROWNING Orange, Va. CAPTAIN MONTGOMERY B. CORSE Lexington, Va. MEMBERS OF THE BOARD EX OFFICIO GENERAL WILLIAM WILSON SALE, ADJUTANT-GENERAL Richmond, Va. HON. HENRY C. STEARNS, SUPT. OP PUBLIC INSTRUCTION Richmont), Va. General Edwin West Nichols Ca.lct 1874-1878. Gra.hiateil fourth in t ' lass. Instructor V. M. I. 1878-1881. Praeticerl Law 1881-1882. (Colonel and Professor of Engineer- ing V.M.r. 1882-1890. Colonel and Professor of Mathe- matics 1890-1907. Author " Nichols ' Analytical Geome- try " and " Differential and In- tegral Calculus. ' ' Member Society Promoting Engin- eering. Member $. B. K. Since 1908, SUPERINTENDENT OF V. M. I, Colonel Nathaniel Beverley Tucker, B. S., C. E. Cadet V. M. 1. 188r,l,S88. Orndnat.,! first in class. lnHtniftor Latin 1S8(»-189U. Mayor ami Ad.juiict-l ' rofessor Geol- ogy 1890-1890. Member State Board of Education 1907-1911. Lnce 189G Colonel and Professor at V. M. I. GEOLOGY Iiislriictors CAPTAIN WILLIAM H. EDWARDS CAPTAIN ALEXANDER H. ELLISON Colonel Henry Clinton Ford, B. S., Ph. D. Cadet V. M. i. 18.Sol».S». (irailuatcii fourth ia cIsbs. Instructor V. M. I. 1889-1891. ( ' ommandHut of Cadets Wentwortli Military Academy 1891-1894. Student University of Virginia 1894-1899. Colonel of Cavalry on Governor Tyler ' s Staff 1898-1902. Instructor St. Albans 1899-1902. Major and Adjunct-Professor English and Latin V. M. I. 1899. Commandant of Cadets 1901-190. ' 5. Member State Board of Education 1911. ir.Since 1902 Colonel and Professor at V. M. I. HISTORY AND LATIN Instructors CAPTAIN BENJAMIN F. CEOWSON CAPTAIN SAMUEL M. MILLNEE, JR. CAPTAIN WILLIAM H. EDWARDS G Ionel John Mercer Patton, A. M. Cadet V. -M. I. l.-57t; I-- ' ' ■•-..d- uated firHt in viann. Instructor V. M. I. 1880- l o . Student at University of Berlin, ji r- many, Serbourne in PariH, in Hanover, BruHsels, Belgium, Se- ville and Spain 18821883. I ' rofessor University of Indiana 1885-1887. Taught in various otlni mIiouI- 1887-1904. Since 1904 Colonel and Professor at V. M. I. MODERN LANGUAGES Instrtictors CAPTAIN EOBEET C. SNIDOW CAPTAIN MURRAY F. EDWARDS CAPTAIN STEWART W. ANDERSON Colonel Robert Thomas Kerlin, M. A., Ph. D. anil Studont Central College, Ky., 1884- 188 ). Student Johns Hopkins 1889-1890. Professor of English Missouri Valley College 1890-1891. Ktiuleut Harvard 1894-189.5 1898-1899. Abroad 1894-1898. Professor Missouri State Xormal , School 1899-1902. Student Yale 1902-1906. Instruetor Yale 1906-1907. Professor Farmville State Normal, Va., 1908-1910. Since 1910 Colonel and Professor at V. M. L ENGLISH Instructors CAPTAIN BENJAMIN F. CROWSON CAPTAIN ALEXANDER H. ELLISON CAPTAIN HENRY G. POAGUE I ' a.let V. M. I. 1901-1905. (ira.luato.l fourteenth in cl Assistant Engineer Board of Piil)li(; Works Harrisburg, Pa., 1900- 1907. Commissioned ' 2ni Ijieutenant (. ' oast Artilli ' iv ( ' ,)r|i r. S. A. January, 1908. 1st Lieutenant Coast Artillery CorjJS Sept. 1908. Commanding 112th Company Coast Artillery Corps 1909-1912. Adjutant Artillery District of Charles- ton, S. C, 1912. (jnco 1912 Colonel and Professor at V. r. I. TAKY SCIENCE AND TACTICS MA.JOB R, CAPTAIN CAPTAIN CAPTAIN CAPTAIN CAPTAIN CAPTAIN Instructors BARCLAY POAGUE BENJAMIN F. CROWSON STEWART W. ANDERSON SAMUEL M. MILLNER HENRY G. POAGUE ROBERT C. SNIDOW ALEXANDER H. ELLISON ( ' Ua «(i)=-iTiaafEm®G @ MAJOR ROBERT BARCLAY POAGUE, B. S. Adjunct Professor of Engineering, Drawing and Tactics CAPTAIN MURRAY FRENCH EDWARDS, B. S. Assistant Professor of German and Spanish CAPTAIN BRAXTON DAVIS MAYO, B. S. Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Drawing CAPTAIN STEWART WISE ANDERSON Assistant Professor of Physics, Electricity and Tactics CAPTAIN BENJAMIN ERANKLIN CROWSON, B. S. Assistant Professor of English, History and Tactics CAPTAIN SAMUEL MOREHEAD MILLNER, B. S. Assistant Professor of Latin, Mathematics, Physics and Tactics CAPTAIN HENRY GRIGSLEY POAGUE, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Drawing and Tactics CAPTAIN ROBERT CHAPMAN SNIDOW, B. S. Assistant Professor of French, Spanish, German and Tactics CAPTAIN ALEXANDER HALL ELLISON, B. S. Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and Tactics CAPTAIN WILLIAM HOWARD EDWARDS, B. S. Assistant Professor of Latin, Chemistry and History CAPTAIN ALPHA BRUMMAGE Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Athletic Director 23 MILITARY STAFF CAPTAIN MUREAY FRENCH EDWARDS Post Adjxitant MAJOR HUNTER McCLUNG, M. D. Stirgeon COLONEL W. T. POAGUE Treasurer and Military Storelceeper CAPTAIN J. W. GILMORE Commissary and Quartermaster CAPTAIN J. W. GILLOCK Assistant Military Storelceeper CAPTAIN JOSEPH R. ANDERSON Historiographer MISS NELLIE GIBBS Librarian 25 To Colonel William T. Poague On His Seventy-Seventh Birthday December 20, 1912 Little does he resemble Mars, Or son of Mars; no battle scars Make grim and terrible that face Where only kindly smiles find place; No lightning in those mild blue eyes, Bu t only light, you might surmise. No giant he — about as tall As France ' s Little Corporal Or England ' s hero of the seas — And of the same bree l as these. Look once again at him — ' tis worth Your whUe; few such are still on eartli. Of Stonewall ' s old Brigade was he, Commander of his battery; And Jove ' s own thunderbolt he hurled Where Stonewall ' s standard was unfurled — This man that rides so modestly Each morn — aged seven and seventy — His little sorrel down To his work through our town. At Bull Run, where war ' s tempest burtt T pon the land, and our metal first By the proud invading host was tried, He fire l the guns at .Jackson ' s side And helped to earn the name that stayed By the famous old brigade. All through the Valley fights that brought His Chief immortal fame, he fought; Cohl Harbor then, and Malvern Hill, Antietam, fatal Chancellorsville; In Gettysburg ' s most dreadful fray He cleared for Pickett ' s charge the way. His steady fire, with fatal aim, Belched thunder on the foe; Go read upon the bronze his name. And you ' 11 begin to know. liook once again at him — look well ; He went through war ' s four years of hell; And none was braver in the fight. And none to fame has better right. His horse shot ilown, his hat shot through, Battered and all but broke in two, On every field he stood his ground. And by his ready guns was found On Appomattox ' mournful day — This hero that did wear the gray. CoL. E. T. Kerlin. 26 First Class Officers CHABLES ELLET MOORE President BENJAMIN HUET HAEDAWAY rice-President LEE SAUNDEES GEEOW Historian CLASS COLORS Blue and White 29 In the course of human ami Institute events tli K- a very tender age, was wished on us; but you would tliink, never to gaze u HH brow, that this is the truth, for writ there in letters large is KNOVVLEDd HroPye well upon this august personage, soon to be let loose upon a poor unsuspecting world as a Heart-Breaker and a Doer of Things. Oh the poor ealic. Woe be unto them if they fome within range of this Fickle Apollo. Yea, most fickle (witness Bueny and Vassar). The hops are all very well upon state occasions, but Bueny proms seemingly hold forth the greater enticement. The poor V. M. J. professors hand him " muxes " upon demand, and consider themselves let off easy at that. Those who are ever so unfortunate as to be drawn into an argument will be well worsted for their pains, for what terrors has an everyday argument for an expounder of the fourth dimension, or the originator and the sole exponent of the problem that 2 plus 2 is equal to 4, and supposedly other unsolvable theorems. You are all right. Harp, anil Tihirteen rests assured that you will do things out in the world we are soon to enter. This luoilest little man who is as broad as he is loug arrived here in the fall of 1909 from somewhere in the mountains of Northern Virginia; the plaee has not yet been located on the map. He is a wonder with the women, but lately he has been afraid that some of them will compare notes. He sure can tell it to them, and all of the calic around Linden?? and Markham ' ??? are dead gone on little .limmie, judging from the tales he tells and the collections of fans that he has. His highest dreams were realized when .lim decorated his sleevni; with " lieu " ' (dievrons, and uow he is constantly seen with an armful of clolhes, heaiied for Charlie ' s little corner. Since this promotion he hojies to have the privilege of being ] ut in the front rank of the Front Koyal Company of ililitia. He can easily " max " ' al! of Tommy ' s prolilems and but for him the " Dipless Wonders " would be numerous. Like the Roman Statesman of old he was called from the plough to greater things. Unable to overcome the temptation, after " living eighteen long years in the shadow of this nohle institution, " he left the furrows to become a soldier. And, yea, his martial air has startled the world. In fact he has made numerous changes in Uncle Sam ' s Drill Regulations, for the mutual benefit of the army and himself. A ladies ' man, but ever true (to the fair damsel at " Murat " is the extent of this youth ' s love affairs, though someday he will step into other circles and then ladies beware. The Rockbridge accent is bewitching and his personality positively charming. " Rock " is one of those peculiar characters known as " Tommy ' s Slaves, " and it is pitiful to watch him attempting to build bridges over the table in the wee small hours of the night when his happy Chemical room mates are in the land of Dreams. But reader, observe him when he shoulders his ' ' dip ' ' and steps into tlie world. Woodrow had better watch his job and Rockefeller his millions for there is no way to stop the strides of Rock ' s noble " number nines. " All hail our Rockbridge production! First Class Captain Company " E " ' President Episcopal Church Club Manager Baseball Team Hop Committee Monogram Club Marshal Final German Bo-o-owles, sir-r-r, Salem, Ferginia, sir-r. Thus vas ushered into oui- midst this most ivine of all creatures. Pretty tough on us, don ' t you think? But wait, gentle reader, his dear boy, although he hails from the ' ' pastures green ' ' — and from his emerald hue we ay say, yea, verily we believe it — he can sure come across when a girlie is arouJid. What sort of an athlete is he, did you say? He ' s the Mexican kind, always on the job. He polishes off Bed Moore any night for a little exercise before going to bed. Knows " les res Militaires ' ' from " a to izzard ' ' and any time at night he may be heard to roar in his student voice, " You men on the left wake up. " But may be he isn ' t the Beau Brum- mel; gets " boned " anytime for having excess nail files, hair tongs, Pompeian Cream, etc. Friendly, afEable, cosmopolitan, lie will be as much at home in Kamchatka as in Salem, and will always greet you with a sweet smile and a ' ' Hello kee-ee-ed ' ' anywhere he sees you. any of those he met in the summer of 1911 if glad to meet you, Miss ; won ' t you come n ' t all; every pretty girl at the hop wanted iway, they sent him boxes of candy and wrote him pink letters, oli wli.-it takiiij; uays out little Henri has. (We shouM attribute many of his taking ways to the tea.liings of " Blackie Daw " Reed and " J. Rufus Wallingford ' " ' Dalton.) In this " short " we fiuil sojiie baseball player. He has played every year since he has been with us, finishing up his last year as captain of our team. There ' s nothing to it; he ' s a bear. Likes to get with " der bunch " and discuss ginger ale and soda pop. Violently in- sists that Tarboro is on the map. Has an ab,ject fear of losing his sandy locks and uses gallons of hair tonic, in private. Henry is going to coM lescend to accept the presidency of the Runnymead Knitting Mills. Socks, socks, fifteen cents a box. Ikie, we all hope you m Behold! Verily a wise head on young shoulders. We gained this diminutive combi- nation of Ted Coy, Napoleon and Beau Bmmmel by means of the third class " rat " route, and he has stuck by the old class ever since, sometimes by his prowess on the athletic field, again by his wisdom in class meetings, and still again by his wise counsel concerning all affairs of the heart. It is astonishing and awe-inspiring to hear such words of wisdom upon the subject of woman, the subject that even our old friend Omar Khayyam was afraid to dwell upon, come from the lips of this beardless youth. But we all agree with " Baze " that this certain young woman ideal is enough to inspire anyone. But, notwithstanding the fact that " Baze " will probably soon fall from the good old list of single men, he is admired by all and held in awe by a few for his straightforward manly way of doing things. Besides making some good woman a husband, we expect him to some day be one of the factors in industry and the engineering world, .rJ ' THE The coming of this fair lad from Walkerford was a result of au insjiiratiou given " Tiim by seeing Gen. Jackson ' s picture in the semi-annual family paper. Learning f rom ' some lost traveler who wandered into the ford that Jackson had been at the Institute, he at once decided to become a soldier. Knowing that he was born to command, he at once put in an application for an office, and while still a " rat " reported " Cadet Lieuten- ant Coulbourn leaving for the Pressing Shop. ' ' So hard did he run that he would arise before reveille to shine his shoes, and as a result, his dreams came true. He feeds on ladies ' hearts and has been engaged six times, always leaving the fortunate one with a broken heart. At every opportunity he makes excursions to Silverwood in search of his class ring which was lost in West Virginia, only to return " cussing " ' out the minks for their freezing abilities. But a sweet solace comes when he receives two Special Deliveries and still another letter, all in the same day, from HER. This Chemist under the tutorship of old " Eat " expects some day to discover a fertilizer that will make ground that will not sprout black-eyed peas, as productive as the valley of the Nile. larry I. T. Creswell San Francisco, Cal. Matriculated 1909 ' ' Murph ' Fourth Class Private Company " B " Third Class Private Company " B " Second Class Private Company " B " Varsity Baseball Team Class Football Team AH Class Football Team Marshal Final Ball First Class Private Coni[iany " B " Varsity Baseball Team (Uass Football Team All Class Football Team r. Monogram CluVi shal Final German This good natured product of the Golden State wandered into our midst about four years back and he has been wandering ever since, especially after B. P. and reveille. On first arriving he bore the name of Harry I. T. Creswell — what the I. T. signifies no one has ever found out — but it being obvious that such a title ill suited one of so many accom- plishments, and in view of the map of Ireland so clearly outlined on his features, he was promptly dubbed " Murphy. " Lately, owing to a touching little episode which took place at one of the hops, he has received the name of " Cupid. " Murph is the most systematic man in barracks; knows every baseball player, prize fighter and grand opera singer in captivity; thinks that the two greatest men in the world are Frank Chance and " Tommy, " and we firmly believe that in after years, if he doesn ' t become the head engineer of the Southern Pacific, he will be showing the ' ' fans ' ' how to hold down the shortstop job a la V. M. T. Can be seen any Sunday afternoon crossing the courtyard with a towel under his arm. step right up, ladies aud gentlemen, anj behold the only man in existence, with the exception of Joe, who can remember the time when House Mountain arose in all its glory in the south, before its migration to its present northerly site! Had high aspirations for the track team, until on a memorable night of his second class year he was hopelessly out- classed in a friendly ( ?) bout with one of the subs. Knows more Lexington calic, both East and West, than all the rest of the men in the corps put together, and Utah appears to be t he only solution of his difSeult problems. Has claim to one of the greatest distinctions of late years — the only man on earth who has convinced ' ' Gute ' ' of the differ- ence between ' ' Home Sweet Home ' ' and ' ' Dixie. ' ' Has about decided on the army as the most favorable prospect for the continuation of his only desire on earth — making " hay while the sun shines " and expects to go up for the next examination. Whatever his de- lision on the subject is, we know that " Bill ' will be right there with the goods at the final round-up. EweU — I believe tlie name is Irish — liit tliis fMinous Institution lately. He has ac- complished niuoh, to be exact, finislniig this ivyless bare bunoh of tradition iu two years. Chappie informs us that he is to be a soldier, of what degree it is hard to surmise. In the first place, he is not built for sprinting; in the second, he lacks a commanding voice, his voice being apt to betray feminine weakness not portrayed in the impressive name. But was not Bonaparte a wee, small man? ' ' The Eat ' ' takes his beatings well, ' ' gets over ' ' like the little man he is, and if unfailing good nature ever kept a man from success, he will surely fail. He has been known to Turkey Trot, but such is the way of youth, and we w ' ish liim every success in his chosen career. May his troubles be light and aU of us learn to know him better in later life. |CTh© above is a military likeness of " Twist, " but to get a picture of his real self one ftat see him in his hay, a cigarette in his face, reading those daily letters from Sweet He very rarely studies, and yet manages to pass in his classes; in fact you can find him almost any time in his hay devouring the news of New Orleans through the medium of the Daily States. His lawlessness as a third classman is known everywhere, and the rats of those days, though now his classmates, fear him as when he weilded the broomstick with siK-h good will. " Twist " has a Southern accent, an English pedigree, a way with the ladies, and a will of his own. He is true to his friends, and his money and " boodle " is always theirs; is this not enough to insure him the success we so earnestly wish him? Does he not look a weakling? His height and robust appearance are due to a measure to basketball, iu which, by perseverance and determination, he has won an enviable though desired position, Cnptain. First Class Private Company Mandolin Club Basketball Monogram Club Marshal Final German " Irish " adjusted his monocle, took a firmer grip on his guitar, and entered barracks, in the fall of 1909. In truth he is the most " gilded " of Montclair ' s gilded youths, as may be observed by a close study of his topography. His tongue in ball-bearing, guaranteed double action, but otherwise he is perfectly harmless; lectures are his specialty. He is learn- ing fast, for he can now tell the difference between a " flinch " and a " poker " deck and does not attempt to cut the chips. At the hops " Coke ' has a " Special " all his own, which only needs five feet of floor space, and one eye on " Sat. " He has great ideas on " How to study without a book " and How to educate Electricity. " " Flanny " has the honor of being the only man in his class who made a monogram for his fine work with basketball tickets. In spite of his enormous appetite, we know that this grand nephew of Erin will make good after he leaves us. The last, but no one even in his wildest of dreams t-ould accuse it of being the least, of the canine tribe from Texas. Here, dear reader, is a new sattelite about to be launched forth upon an innocent and unsuspecting public. We have kept it, to the financial ruin of the entire barracks, for four long years, but it must go. The proverbial Jew is no longer of fame, nor is his name a by-word in the business worM. V. M. I., with the assistance of Texas, has had the honor of rearing his successor, a man who can beat him at his own game. Thus we introduce to the world the " guy " who, we believe, will, with the greatest of ease, extract the " rocks " from Rockefeller in a few short years. The " Canine " is waiting anxiously for the time to come when he may enter the real estate business, and if amateur performances have any significance, we pre lict for him the brightest of futures. Gentlemen, the J. Pierpont Morgan of the future. ' ' Money on the Cadet, Minstrel Show, Tennis Club, hops, paper, cards, etc., ad infinitum. One of the famous 9B ' s. Lee Saunders Gerow Petersburg, Va. MutHciilntoil UHI9 Class ivate Company " B " Final Ball Committee Class Historian ' hlrd Class Corpoial Company " B " Secretary Episcopal Chnreh Club Class Historian econd Class .Sergeant Coni|iany ' ' B " Class Footliall and Baseball Class Ring C ' omniittee Assistant Manager Varsity Foot- ball Team Class Historian Marshal Final Ball First Class I- ' irst Lieutenant (. ' ompany " C, " Manager Varsity l ' " ' ootball Team, President Y. M. C. A., Vesti-y Episcopal Church Club, Mandolin Club, Leader Glee Club, Monogram Club, Class Football, Varsity Base- ball, Class Historian, Cadet Staff, Bomb Staff, Marshal Final German. Yea verily he hath a comely look. On his looks then, more anon. Notwithstanding his ravings at the injustice done him by the above, it is really an excellent iwrtrait of this gay young Loehinvar. Combined with this comeliness, his glibness of speech and " come anther eye, " he would doubtless conquer the hearts of many fair Ellens, had he not already met defeat, a defeat by no means glorious ' tis true, at the hands of a certain man of Petersburg. In him are also found exemplified the qualities of the true politician — how else, I ask you gentle reader, can the above countenance be reconciled with the above title of President of the Y. M. C. A. He also gained no little fame — with his co-partner Monsieur Kingman — as originator of the Sunday-special-delivery-letter treat- ment of canlian ailments. Should he succeed in his ambition to give Caruso vocal instruction, he will become one of Uncle Sam ' s " leftenants " after graduation. Focus your glasses, ladies and gentlemen, for the appearance of a new star on the military horizon. " Gut " rambled into V. M. I. from the wilds of Cuba iu the faU of 1909, and since then has striven to uphold his rambling reputation, in talk, walk, and particularly among the byways of Lexington. May be seen by wanderers any Sunday night slipping along to his favorite haunt, known of old to every cadet and alumnus of the Institute. He was a model of perfecti on until a certain memorable Sunday night of his first class year when he was duly initiated into the wilds of Lexington society. He entered V. M. I. with the intention of mastering the difficulties of the English language, but finding his own much more in demand, has since devoted his entire time to the aid of his classmates in their search of the elusive " dip, " All in all he is one of the most popular men of his class, and even if he cannot be understood in his talk, his actions speak for him, and he has a record here of which anyone may boast with pride. He is undecided as to his career, but whatever he chooses, we have no fear but that he will land at the top. lenjamin Hurt Hardaway, Jrj Columbus, Georgia Matrieuluateil llOo Fourth Class Private (. ' ompany ' D ' TMrd Class Class Football Team Corporal Company " F " Varsity Basketball Squad Second Class First Sergeant Company " F ' Varsity Basketball Squad Class Ring Committee Marshal Final Ball First Class Captain Company " F " Vice-President Class Varsity Basketball Team Advertising Editor Bomb Hop Committee Track Team Class Football Team Monogram Club CJlass Banquet Committee, arshal Final German " Sleuth, " our pride, our joy, but our constant care. Our " irresistible captain. " " S. ' versatile man is he, and we find him reaping glory from many fields. A military genius, a detective, a track man, one of basketball fame, and a ' ' sweater ' ' of no mean ability. His career has been checkered. " College Life " lured him to Vanderbilt after a year at V. M. I., but he couldn ' t stay away. He came back and added himself to the already phenominal class of 1913. Furthermore he became a factor in its success. His thirst for knowledge has come in fits and starts. At times he has been looked upon almost as a high brow, but for short seasons only. It is unfortunate that a record of his after- taps philosophy could not have been kept, for during his sojourn among us he has spoken such words of wisdom ??l that even his idol, Kipling, would feel ashamed of himself should he hear them. He came back his senior year firmly resolved to defy the " wiles of the women, " but, alas, he fell at the opening hops and has been falliing ever since. He expects to be a constructing engineer and cannot help but make good. Some day we will point him out to our grandchildren and proudly tell them of his engineering ' ' f eets. ' ' One Tvarm September day in 1909, an indiviilual was seeu approaching across the pa- rade ground. Tliore was some speculation as to whether he was a preacher or a new professor, but the latter idea was soon abandoned by the weak and frightened look he wore. The former idea has never been entirely abandoned because he never fails to attend ' ' Divine Services ' ' each Sunday night. Shortly after his arrival noises were heard coming from his room that reminde»l one of a woodpecker at work. Ujion a close investigation, a telegraph instrument was located in his table drawer and confiscated. Notwithstanding this disadvantage, Rozier blossomed out into a full-fledged operator, and has distinguished himself ever since on the buzzer detachment. Thought he was somewhat of a woman hater until last year, but he has surprised us all, and we predict that if he continues at the present rate, he will soon become the ' ' Beau Brummel ' ' of St. Louis. Howard Stanley Jackson Lynchburg, Virginia pl fSg Matriculated i ' MIH " Jack ' ' Fourth Class Private Company " ( ' ' ' Third Class Corporal Company " A " Class Football Class Baseball Committeeman Final Ball Second Class Sergeant Company " A " Marshal Final Ball Class Football Class Baseball rirst Class Battalion Quartermaster First Lieutenant Co. " D " BoiiB Staff Manager Gymnasium Team Class Secretary and Treasurer Marshal Final German " B. B. A. " " Such a charming talker, and oh! that smile! " thus say the ladies after a minute ' s conversation with this young Lochinvar. Serious illness in his first class year, accounts for his being in the class of ' 13. Not being athletic, although an ardent follower of all branches, he relies on his charming personality to win the hearts of the fair sex. Although hailing from the Hill City, to appreciate his talking ability mention Norfolk, and your doom is sealed. Sympathetic, kind, generous to a fault, he has endeared himself to his classmates. " .Jackson, " " Jackson, " " Jackson, " reads the O. G. DaUy as he de- livers the first class mail. In fact he runs a miniature post office all his own, being a recipient of so many letters. Some allowance must be made for him in his class work on this account. Studying twenty minutes a day, and writing letters the remainder of the time, he cannot hope to attain the ' ' Jackson Hope. ' ' Yet he v.ill succeed ; so here ' s to you, Jack, may your future be as bright as the past. No, gentle reader, the original of this photo is not an exponent of the Darwini an Theory — he ' s human even if he is " hard. " Joshua, having rended his chain asunder and escaped from the jungles of Southwest Virginia, tripped lightly through the arch in the spring of 1911 to the tune of a hand organ, and he has never since for one second stopped his " monkey shines. " He tried to be human once, and so hard was his endeavor that now, with a stretch of the imagination, he may be regarded so. His stunts have found favor in the eyes of the ladies, and after the W. L. Fancy Dress Ball he hired Siamese to cart back to barracks the load of hearts he had so ruthlessly captured. One fair damsel asked him how he left the jungle and he became indignant — we wonder why. " Big ' Un " produces the goods on all occasions and, despite petty annoyances from Peter, he maintains his dignity. Once, however, he grew angrj-, and as a result Peter ' s face was out of regulation for mouths afterward. Someday he ' ll do something that will make the world " sit up and take notice, " if his keeper doesn ' t find he ' s out. Lest the austere expression depicted above lead to false impressions, this young is far from being the taciturn individual the above portrait seems to indicate. The first evening after his arrival four long years ago, he appeared at supper in full evening dress, and as a result of the very material exception taken thereto by various old cadets, was able to find at least one use for the numerous sofa-pillows his trunk contained. In more recent years he has become famous, with his copartner Monsieur Gerow, as the originator of the Sunday-special-delivery-letter treatment of certain cardian ailments. He has him- self contracted the habit of placing an extra number of stamps upon certain of his letters in spite of the fact that occasional disappointments have been known to evoke such excla- mations as, " I swear that I ' ll never write another. " He attends all hops, but usually becomes engrossed in thoughts of " the girl away back home " about the third dance, and thereafter may be found with his meditations, holding a radiator in place. He once accepted the position of private secretary to another of the occupants of eighteen, with dire results for both. Usually he is extremely modest; wUl never admit, for instance, that he was once the subject of a very laudatory poem, and yet at a class supper he once proposed and also drank a toast to himself. He will enter the army shortly after finals, and there intends to " live happily ever afterwards " — if his spouse will let him. First coming into pi-omineuce at the V. M. I.-Georgetown football game, 1910, beiug the only man from a Southern team to cross Georgetown ' s goal line, our hero continued his conquest equally as well in baseball and basketball. In class work he is a wonder, even ' ' Tommy ' ' Jones failing to prove a stimibling block. As an underclassman only one failing marred an otherwise clean record. He was afraid of the ladies! Facing the hardest football game without a tremor, a pair of bright eyes or dancing smile would send him skating to his room in defeat. However, not satisfied with his other numerous accomplishments, he conquered this failing, and as a first classman, we find him a finished product. Why, he has mastered the Turkey Trot and Bunny Hug! Energy? Why, he ' s all energy! Has been known to draw a bri lge truss, write an article for tlie Cadet, collect on the Bomb, pen several letters, and read a novel, all in one study period! Has ambitions to become a mighty engineer. " By G-o-l-l-y! Say fellows show me that Turkey Trot step again! " Hailing from an unknown place, Chineoteague, he landed here in the fall of 1910 Pand at once began to be initiated into the m.ysteries of V. M. I. He was thrust into the third class much against his will, nevertheless he has made good. His military career has been brilliant; so characteristic of a true soldier is he that the superintendent set him before the corps as an example of (un) military bearing. Aaron is constantly accusing " Monk " of rolling him out of the ' ' max, ' ' and his roommates have been too noisy. Some day he hopes to become an Edison, but we may expect to find him in Chineoteague, opening oysters with one of his electrical contrivances, which he hopes to put in operation as soon as he leaves the sacred walls of V. M. I. This weary specimen of the genus hovio is from the land of the ' ' Goobers, ' ' and to hear him talk, you would think that Petersburg is the center of the universe. He gets more mail than any other two cadets in barracks. For many moons he remained true to " Her, " but during his first class year he has been attending all the hops and has lost his heart to a Lexington ' ' Peach " or " Lily, ' ' we don ' t know which. He tries to make the professor think that he is a hard student, but he merely eases his cousience by holding a book in his hand while he dreams of her, far, far away. He hasn ' t fully decided as to what calling he will follow, but is seriously contemplating figuring stresses and strains in plate girder bridges for the N. W. Railway. Averett McKinney Lynchburg, Va. " Abe " Third Class Private Compauy " B " Second Class Private Company " B " Mandolin Club Captain Class Football Team Captain Class Basketball Team Class Baseball Team All Class Football Team Marshal Final Ball First Class Private Coiniiau y ' • E ' ' Bomb Staff Cdtlcl Staff - ' lieer Leader Captain Class Football Team Captain Class Basketball Team Class Baseball Team Captain All Class Football Team JIandolin Club Marshal Final German " No, he wasn ' t raised astride a barrel, as you might imagine, but these convex legs are the result of his youthful gamboling in the almost vertical landscape of his native city until he was thrust upon us three years ago. True to every tradition of the over- worked chemistry man, he spends the gi-eater part of each day in deep slumber, from which he wakes about 4 o ' clock complaining of his unhappy lot of being burdened with such an indignity as attending drill while a member of the Cadet Staflf. He attends all hops, and by his cute little ways and sweet demure contenanee has become a universal favorite with the calic. This is not his fault, however, as he can ' t help their liking him: .just the same it makes him awfully angry to have all the girls love him so, as their con- tinued attentions bother him — oh! so much. He is an athlete of renown, having acquired his early training with the Court Street Spartans, and since then has been captain of all the ' 13 class teams. " With all his faults we love our " Abe. " " Gimlet. " Happy, jovial " Merk " has but three troubles, namely: calio. Tommy, and his hair, that is, whenever he can find a strand to nurse. A hea -y fusser, having never been known to miss a single hop, although at times rather hazy, as to what happened at them. Keeps a regular art gallery of subjected (?) queens. Each morning, on returning from a lost bout with Koofs and Bridges, in which Tommy who is referee never gives him the count of six, he starts writing his and Grit ' s resignation. A glance at a lesson and he is ready to help the less fortunate wooden man, but far between are the times that he can be made to take that glance. Chews tobacco and scatters papers all over the room like a real newspaper editor. Give him an idea and he can write a book on it. Can recite any poem that Kipling ever wrote, and, when the weather is right, some that Kipling could not have written. After having tried every known hair-growing device, he has given up the ghost and has had his measure taken for a wig. Expects to grace the Marine Corps with his presence, but will probably end up by freeing his state of the terrifying wave of prohibition that its Senator is now inciting. It is reported on good authority that the approach of " Mitch " is known long before his daring countenance darkens the landscape. " We wonder (?) why. He swears that if the powers will give him a " dip, " he will not disgrace the engineering profession by following it. That bold look he obtained by Sunday scouting trips to East Lexington and vicinity, but that does not account for the tendency he has to draw out his remarks, which last leads his professors to believe that he is a " veritable fountain of knowl- edge. " His affairs of the heart have been few, but have been of such a nature as to cause him many sleepless nights. When it comes to running a bluff, Wallingford is not in it with this lad. He is undecided as to whether he will enlist in the Marines as a private or enter the Phillipine Constabulary and take charge of a native village. The last woukf be much more to his tastes. !harle8 Ellet Moore BerryviUe, Virginia B K Matriculated 1908 ■ ' Rea • ' Tourth Class I ' rivate ( ' ompany ' ' T) ' ' Varsity Baseball Timih Third Class Corporal t ' cinipauy " D ' ' Company Kilie Team Varsity Football Team Varsity Baseball Team Varsity Basketball Team Gymuasium Team Williamson Oraliam Cup Second Class First Sergeant Company " A " Captain Varsity Football Team Varsity Baseball Team Marshal Final Ball First Class Captain Company " A, ' ' Cap- tain Football Team, Tennis Team, Monogram Club, Class President, Hop Committee, Vestryman Episco- Church Club, Marshal Final an. Bed Moore, " nuf HRiou liavc heard all about this bronze-haired lad, Kit listen, this is positively his last appearenee before the public, unless Uncle Sam pushes him to the front. He entered V. M. I. in the fall of 1908 after securing a " College Education " in two years at the Episcopal High School, where he is better known as " Annie. " " Bed " first sprang into fame in the spring of his " rat " year, when he played a star game at second base for the " wonderful " team of that year. The next year he appeared on the gridiron and has played a marvellous game ever since, making left half ba ck on the All South Atlantic in the past season. The Williamson-Graham Cup was easy for him in his second class year. It may seem strange that this dashing cadet was really afraid of the fair sex up to his second class year; but from then on there has been no stopping him. Different from the majority of us, although; for he is just as constant to one as " old Sol " is to mother earth. The Class of 1913 will ever cherish his memory as one of their classmntps, and we have no doubt but that we shall hear from him in the near future. Behold in the lines of this magnificent countenance, one wlio has often been the ad- miration of the fair sex, not to mention the envy of many unfortunate rivals. " El Cap- itan " is his formal title but he is better known here as " Captain Irresistible. " Has spent most of his first class year looking for a calic, and his search has caused the occu- pants of No. 48 much uneasiness, being known to have had all their calic to one hop. Bis portrayal of the days of Sir Gallahad almost proved disastrous, for in flouting his lordship before the eyes of a certain young damsel back in North Carolina, this " love- lorn knight almost overthrew his air castle. No doubt in time his ideal will find him, and she will indeed be a lucky ideal. His ability in academic achievements is unquestioned as also his ability in making a solid max on certain examinations, causing much uneasiness to Jackson-Hope aspirants. Has helped to success many victorious teams, having piloted the " scrubs " of the various branches of athletics to within striking distance of the Varsity, and hopes to twirl the baseball nine to victory during the coming season. Before a great while the V. S. Marine Corps expects to claim him for its own, and in him the Government hopes for a prompt solution lo the Mexican problem. First Class Lieutenant Company " F " Varsity Football Team Post Excliange Sub-Council Marshal Final German President Monogram Club Pensive Pat, the Pittsylvania Pippin. It is with a feeling of pride slightly tinged with awe that we introduce this model Adonis. If bj ' chance any of our readers are acquainted with a denizen of the aforesaid district, he has undoubtedly been informed of its entire history, its futures, its opportunities and of its thriving metropolis — Chat- bam. He may also have been told of the many great men who claim this garden spot as their birthplace, and foremost among them we unhesitatingly place our hero. Since his entrance into this famous institution he has put forth his strongest efforts to uphold its standards in every branch, and how well he has succeeded can easily be seen by the numerous honors entrusted to him. His greatest ambition, however, is to become mayor of his native village, but if this should come about the engineering world would lose one of its most precocious aspirants, for his marked ability in the latter line has already been demonstrated, he having designed a coat hanger which has thus far remained intact. We fear for his future in only one respect, and that is that some fair maiden will capture his hitherto untouched heart, for the heavier they are the harder they fall. He has recently started a course under " Murph, " consisting of the history of pugilism and how to play third base. William Andrew Rawls 5 Pensacola, Fla. Matiiculatcil 1910 ird Class Private HViiiipuiiy -m " id Class. ivate Conniaiiy " (J " First Class Military Seeretarv Staff Marshal Fiual Geriiiau ■ After six distinct sittings Peter came to the sad conclusion that the photographer could do no more, and with reluctance handed this photo to the editor of the Bomb. Would that it could be in colors o that you might gaze at the headlight on his nasal extremity! Some tired traveler wandering through the swamps of Central Florida, observed with surprise a peculiar phosphorescence on a pool, radiating from our hero ' s nose, and fished him out. He was duly hung up to dry, and though warped and shrunken through his exposure, was tagged and shipped by the baby incubator route for V. M. I. The tender hands of ' ' Long John ' ' received him, and under this care he has blossomed from a meek rat to a dignified first classman and an admirer of women— from a safe distance. From an angel to a scourge has been his three years transformation, and many a rat has been ad- mitted to his chamber of horrors only to be carried out on a stretcher????? Time and time immemorial he has tried to efface the heart-rending blemish on the extremity of his face by applications of Mennen ' s Best Talcum, but to no end. On down the path of life must shine this sad remembrance. Peter is bound to win some day even though it be only at playing tiddledewinks. When his big heart succumbs to Cubid ' s wiles " she is going to be a little Queen " — merciful heaven have pity! This one of our number is verily a shining light with the ladies. He is always the third member of every party of two, and what is more, whenever you go down to see your calic, with a heart full of joy and anticipation, the first one to meet you at the door is " Bich, " the first one to break you at the hop is " Rich, " the last to leave is " Rich. " He is a love pirate, ah — flirt, a sweater — but the ladies all pronounce him charming, so there you are. But this remarkable young man does not always walk in the flower beds and lemon groves of love. He is a Shakespeare, a Hubbard, and a master-mind of finance. WheJi he is not writing essays for the Cadet or working on the Bomb, he is working out some high finance scheme to bring money into the empty treasury of the annual. Oh! I forgot, he studies also, and with the help of our colleague, Olie Anderson, who is the consulting engineer for No. 48, he gets good marks in Eoofs and Bridges. We are afraid that the Government will get this young man — now do not mistake our meaning; we do not think that his high financing will get him a life-long job at Sing Sing, but that the lure of the Army will overcome him. oiling Lynn Robertson Delaplane, Va. Matrirulated 1909 ■ ' KoVjbie ' ' Fourth Class Private Company " li ' Third Class Private Company " 1 1 Second Class Sergeant Company " D ' ' Class Kootball Team Class Basketball Team Class Baseball Team Oymnasium Team Marshal Final Ball First Class Private Company " D " Class Football Team Class Basketball Team Class Baseball Team Gymnasium Team larshal Final German That handsome laddie is from the wilds of Northern Virginia — no one seems to know exactly where. He arrived in Lexington in knee-pants and with a determination to win everything in sight. He is an authority on all things athletic and how to become strong. He has the largest library on Physical development in the school, which he studies much harder that anything that ' ' Tommy ' ' gives him to do. He believes in taking long chances, even if they be but one in a thousand. He changes his girl and loses his heart at least twice a week. He can sell anything to anybody and collect the money on it. If his thirst for knowledge were as great as his thirst for other things he would undoubtedly be a high-brow. His original intention was to enlist as one of Uncle Sam ' s " dough-boys, " but since he has changed and now is aspiring to the heavy-weight championship. THE Calvin Satterfield, Jr. Keswick, Virginia Matriculated 1909 " Sat • • ' burth Class Private Company " C " Committeeman Pinal Ball Third Class Private Company • ' (; " ' Second Class Sergeant Company " C " Hop Committee Class Football Team (, ' lass Basketball Team Class Baseball Team Assistant Manager Track Team Leader Final Ball First Class Battalion Quartermaster Vice-President Cotillion Club Bomb Staff Cadet Stafif Manager Track Team Class Football Class Basketball Class Baseball Chatter! Chatter! the human wonder. Only original, double-acting, automatic, 10-shot, non-repeating, talking machine. Can spout out more words in one minute than the world ' s champion shorthand expert could take down in an hour. Think of all the energy wasted there. Yes, he got by Staunton on his way here, he really was not meant for us, but we had to take him when he arrived. " Sat ' ' started out as one of our .Jackson-Hope boys, but he fell by the wayside when he became a third classman, on account of many reasons. First of all he became quite a fusser with the ladies, and some " merciful " fair damsel slipped a cog in his cranium by telling him how handsome he was. Behold, men. Beware, women. On his trip to New York last Summer he stopped at the Manhattan and asked the clerk where was old Man- — Hattan; also gave the porter six bits to clean his shoes and then told him to charge it. Has aspirations for army, but we are afraid that it will be impossible for him to let show horses aloue. The cat may have nine lives, this fact we do not dispute, but foi varying ups and downs of one life, we will back this long-legged son of the " Ole Miss " state against all comers. His career, both in the academic and militarj Imes, has been meteoric in the extreme, the ' ' Downs ' ' having it upon the ' ' Ups ' ' by many votes. His name always the most conspicuous in barracks at every make-overs during his entire career — by its absence. Having drifted up the way from the swamps of his native heath ' ' long years ago, ' ' even the length of his sojourn in V. M. I. ' s bracing climate has failed to extract the malaria germs from his system, and so far his only ambition seems to be the wresting of the hitherto undisputed title from the famous Rip Van Winkle. Dancing appears to come as second nature to Steve, and to his efforts in their behalf half of the men in barracks own their present social success. An all around good fellow and, if not completely overcome by the onslaughts of the hook-worm in later years, he will do what we confidently expect him to — succeed. " Make — overs today. " " How about the sutlers. " One of the famous 9B ' s. Kanieses! Did one ever see a picture of that famous Egyptian? This model for his Eoyal Highness ' later portraits wandered here in the fall of 1908 with the boys of twelve. Second class year gave him to us. His chiefest aim is to receive the heaviest mail in barracks, and to do that he is by way of giving him writer ' s cramp in the upholding of his end. He has the unfortunate habit of collecting trouble on holidays. Was a member of the " Tourists Club " until that organization was disbanded. He won his way to fame by getting a " light " from the " Beam " — the only instance of this on record to the credit of a cadet. Expects to revolutionize the sugar chemistry of his native state but believes in the Chemistry motto — " Hop-o cripere crawli hay. " What better jiraise might be given him tlian the one word " Generous? " He comes from Texas and upholds the reputation of that btdte ±01 blood-eurdling tale Has a string of stories about what he and his cousin used to do; has a cousin for any pa ticular occasion. An adept at consuming calic stationery and talking over long distance at reduced rate Worries 48 every night by saying, " Hey, 48, we haven ' t a thing to smoke or anj-thins which to light it. " Is a firm believer that the younger a man marries the better, and it begins to look as if he would carry out that belief. Lynchburg is his " Happy Hunting-ground, " and regularly once a week puts in a permit to go to Lynchburg for sore eyes, usually bemoaning the fact that he can ' t get one approved. He too would like to enter the Army with the rest of Eighteen but finds it hard to resist the attraction of certain parts of Texas. If he exerts half the persistency in whatever line he may choose, as he exhibits in attempting to convince Cap- tain Murrill that black is green and not white, he cannot fail at success. This brazen " rat, " having given up his honorable occupation in Richmond, that of a ' ' high Roller, ' ' and deciding to become a cadet, thrust himself or, we might say, wished himself on us in our third class year. Having weathered the storm of his " rat " year he entered on his second class year un ier the ehaperonage of " madarae " Bowles and " Weelie " Kraft. He danced his way to fame and into the hearts of many admiring calic. Talks himself hoarse to please the ladies most any old time. Often has two girls who are roommates and finds no trouble in keeping them guessing. If you could have only seen a crowd of admiring calic out in front of his window giving nine rahs for " Max, " you would understand how easy it is for him to do such things. There are many bets as to who will capture this fair lad but just now the odds are on Charleston, W. Va. He hasn ' t decided yet whether he will run for President or make stationery on which to write to his numerous girls; but as he is never happy unless mixed ip in some political deal, there is a great chance for you, V. M. I., to be a personal escort in Washington in the near future. Mi ADAMS, A. A Birmingham, Ala. ADAMS, T. S Richmond, Va. BALDWIjS , W. F Chicago, III. BANNING, H Lo.s Angeles, Cal. BELL, G. C Dublin, Va. BELL, G. W Cambridgeport. Mass. BOGGESS, R. W Waco, Tex. BEAND, W. F Salem, Va. BRANDT, J. JR Baltimore, Md. BROWN, F. M Birmingham, Ala. BURTON, R. Jr Richmond, Va. BUSHNELL, G. E Los Angeles, Cal. CANN, S. H Savannah, Ga. CARSON, G. L RivERTOx, Va. CHRISTIAN, C Lynchburg, V-a.. COBURN, H. S Meridian, Miss. COCKRILL. T. M Platte City, Mo. CRANE, J. M Fort Sam Houston, Tex. CUNNINGHAM, W. F Birmingham, Ala. DARNELL, H. A Memphis, Tenn. DAWES, B. F Cletoland, Ohio. DENNEY, W. E Neaveleton L.a. DICKSON, H. K Norfolk. Va. DILLARD, W. E Lynchburg. Va. DISHMAN, C. H Henderson, Ky. DOUGLASS, H. M McIntosh. Ala. DOWNES, J. W Baltimore, Md. FITZGERALD, J. H Maysville. Ky. GALT, A Annapolisj Md. GETZEN, T. H Webster, Fla. GIBSON, W. L Washington, D. C. GOEPEL, F. H Port Gibson, Miss. GREY. .1. P Johnson City, Tenn. GRADY, V. H Chattanooga. Texx. GWATKINS, .L G Richmond, Va. HARPER, F. K Maryville, Tenn. HARR, W Johnson City, Tenn. HARRISON, J. B Fort Snelling, Minx. HARRISON, J. S Fort Snelling, Minn. HARRISON, T. W Winchester, Va. HAYNES, J. R Richmond, Va. HEATH, G Shell P. O., Va. HODGES, H. H Greenville, S. C. HORDERN, J. R Warrenton. Ya. HOWARD, R. T St. Louis, Mo. INGRAM, W Richmond, Va. BUTTON, P B Abingdon, Va. JEMISON, E Birmingham, Ala. 67 JENNINGS, J. D Lynchburg, Va. JONES, C. C Richmond, Va. KARST, C New Orleans, La. KELLY, W New York City. KIMBELL, F. R St. Louis, Mo. KING, J. F Albemarle, N. C. KIRKPATRICK, J. D Birmingham, Ala. KNIGHT, W. R Cartersville, Ga. LINDSEY, " W. L Hollywood, Cal. LOOK, F. W Brown Station, N. Y. LOTH, J. R Waynesboro, Va. LOTH, W. J Waynesboro, Va. McCABE, C. P Leesville, Va. McGEE, C. H Leland, Miss. McGEE, K. W Leland, Miss. Mc.MENAillN, JAS Hampton, Va. Mc.MEXAMIN, JNO Hampton, Va. MANSFIELD, C. F Monticello, III. MARSHALL, W. Jr Richmond, Va. MAURY, L San Antonio, Tex. MAYER, ' . L Norfolk, Va. MERRTAN, L Washington, D. C. M KTCALFE, F. R Greenville, Miss. M ITCHELL, R. K Danville, Va. MORRISON, C. S Kansas City, Mo. MOSBY, T. T New York City. MURPHY, W. P Walterboro, S. C. NOWLIN, J. C Lynchburg, Va. OWEN, W. 1 South Boston, Va. POINDEXTER, N. S Walkerstown, N. C. PRICE, G. D Charleston, W. Va. PRUITT. M. W Thomaston, Ga. QUEXTIX, H. P Denver, Col. RATHBONE, W. R Cuero, Tex. RICKEY, .1. L Elyria, O. RISER, G. S Birmingham, Ala. ROHRBOUGH, W. W Belington, W. Va. ROLLER, .1. E Harrisonburg, Va. ROUSE, P. S Smithfield, Va. SAUER, A. G Cincinnati, O. SEVIER, L Birmingham, Ala. SHARP, R. B Natchez, Miss. SMITH, S. C Wheeling, W. Va. SMITH, T. O. Jr Birmingham, Ala. STACY ' , J. L Greenville. Miss. STONE, E. B Bedford City. Va. STROH, J. W Detroit, Mich. TAYLOR, G. D. B Norfolk. Va. THOMPSON, R. B Auburn, N. Y ' . WALBACH, J. B Baltimore, Md. WARNER, G. O St. Louis, Mo. WARNER, J. L St. Louis, Mo. WEBSTER, F. B Missoula, Mont. WILLIAMS, R. M Waverly, Va. WILTSHIRE, G. D Baltimore. Md. WOOLLS, W. P Alexandria, Va. WORTHINGTON, T Birmingham, Ala. 68 A History CLICK-CLICK-CLICK — slowly but surely moves the fortune wheel of the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Thirteen, every revolution disclosing some new phase of cadet life. Need we ask why it is creeping around so slowly ? Is this not the last turn — the last lap of the race ? And has it not done double duty in the four years of its ceaseless revolution, passing over and record- ing events and escapades heretofore unknown in the annals of any class of the Institute ? Let us try to follow it from its initial turn — from the certain sunny day. early in the month of September, four fleeting years ago, when the Class of Nine- teen Hundred and Thirteen, one hundred and twenty-four strong, invaded the Institute in search of brass buttons, glory and renown. All the usual trials and tribulations, so familiar to all Institute men, were ours in this period of our lives, but, as both time and space are limited, we will have to pass hurriedly over these, with only a brief mention of one of the big things accomplished by the class in its infancy — our far-sighted agreement to abolish hazing at the Institute by pledging ourselves not to participate in nor countenance this practice, so detri- mental to any in- stitution. Conse- (juently we a c - fjuired a reputation with the faculty which carried us through the re- mainder of the year with flying colors, and brought near- ly all of us back the following Sep- tember to find here 69 waiting for us the best bunch of " third class rats " ever acciuired by any class. With these men to fill the vacancies and to swell our numbers, we entered on the second and most eventful period of our careers here, high in hopes and with a determination that we would live down the ' ' rep ' ' inherited by all classes from time immemorial. Alas! the best laid plans of mice and men " gang aft agley " as we soon realized, for the growing restlessness caused by the continued absence of hazing led us to take the " bomb route, " and, to make a long story short, a large number of us were, on the twentieth of February, nineteen hundred and eleven, sent to our homes to meditate on and correct the error of our ways. We can ' t say however that misery reigned supreme in our midst very long, for imagine, dear reader, what your feelings would be if you had been rescued from the wilds of some hidden island after six long months, and allowed to roam at will in civilization again for a few days at least. Now, however, when we meditate upon the serious side of it, our hearts are filled with a great longing — a desire to see again the now absent members of our class — the forty who did not come back. And in that number were some of the best men to be found anywhere, — the kind of men to make any class proud, and now, although we have them with us in sentiment only, it is a sentiment that will keep them always near to us. Thus ended rather unpropitiously our .second year at the Institute and, when the roll was called the following September, only forty warriors bearing the sword and shield of the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Thirteen, were here to answer to their names — part of us grim and battle-scarred from a month ' s engagement at Major Poague ' s Sum- mer School at Rockbridge Alum Springs, but still ready for the second attack. 70 Swiftly passes the wheel over the year 1912, stopping here and there for a brief instant, recording events too many and too varied to be mentioned here, gradually moving slower and slower, until at last it stood still for one brief night watching the Final Ball and wondering if it would ever see another one like it. Starting again with lightning speed, it soon finds itself recording for the last time the reappearance at the Institute of the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Thirteen, to carry through to the end the tasks undertaken four years ago. Thus we started the year 1913, our year we might call it, and although realizing our responsibilities, we have found time to indulge once in a while in undignified but amusing occupations — anyway, we haven ' t as yet permitted our studies to interfere with our college educations, for on many a nigh tabout ten-thirty you f ' ould find the sentinel trying vainly to find out where the Victor- Victrola was located. In Athletics we have had men like Moore, Patterson, Leech, Kingman and Gutierrez to represent us on the gridiron. Need more be said than that they were on the team that took the University of Virginia into camp, the University of Kentucky, Johns Hopkins and others, losing but one game, the one played under such unfavorable circumstances. On the basketball and baseball teams we have been equally well represented also, having men on both teams. And, lest I forget, let me inquire if we haven ' t the combination champion for the 100-yard dash, high jump, and hurdles — ask " Ben. " In class athletics, Thirteen, although few in number, easily walked away with the football cup, ran away with the basketball championship, and bids fair to be in at the finish in all other liranches of class athletics. Fain would I write on and on, but it would be a useless undertaking, for I could never find time and space to chronicle all the happenings of the short four years of our lives here. We have tried to keep up the treasured traditions and customs of old. How well we have succeeded we leave for you to judge, and now, while our wheel of fortune here is slowly coming to rest, let us transfer these traditions and customs to our successors, the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Fourteen, satisfied and secure in the knowledge that our Alma Mater could not possibly be in better hands. Historian, ' 13. 71 TO THE MEMORY OF SAMUEL HENRY PECK OF GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN A BELOVED MEMBER OF THE CLASS OF NINETEEN HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN WHOSE PROMISING FUTURE WAS CUT SHORT DURING HIS COLLEGE CAREER 72 J •nj SEiWMD gjl V.. Class of 1914 COLORS Maroon and Gray OFFICERS EICE McNUTT YOUELL President BLANDY BENJAMIN CLARKSON Vice-President EDWIN PARKER CONQUEST Historian CLASS ROLL ADAMS, T. STOKES Richmond, Va. ARMSTRONG, W. D Petersburg, Va. AVERILL, HENRY Orange, Va. BANNING, HANCOCK, JR Los Angeles, Cal. BERGMAN, LLOYD H Fort Worth, Texas BRADFORD, S. SYDNEY Fredericksburg, Va. BROWN, WILLARD C Washington, D. C. BURRESS, WITHERS A Richmond, Va. CAMPBELL, WILLIAM S Lexington, Va. CHAMBLISS, TURNER M North Emporia, . . CHRISTIAN, CAMILLUS C Lynchburg, Va. CHRISTIAN, .lOHN H Lynchburg, Va. CLARKSON, BLANDY B Milboro, Va. CLEMENT, WILLIAM T Lynchburg, Va. CLOPTON, EDWARD J Washington, Va. COLLONA, BENJAMIN J Washington, D. C. CONQUEST, EDWIN P Richmond, Va. CUNNINGHAM, W. FRANK Birmingham, Al. . CUTCHINS, FRANK Eichmont), Va. DAWS, BYRON P Cleveland, O. DEEBLE, WILLIAM R Washington, D. C. DICKINS, FRANK A Fredericksburg, Va. DILLEY, EDWARD S Little Rock, Abk. EASLEY, CARY B Richmond, Va. ECHOLS, EARNEST C Glasgow, Va. EVANS, ROBERT D Lynchburg. Va. FLETCHER, MARSHALL P Charlottesville. Va. FRARY, CHARLES C EusTis, Fla. GALT, ALEXANDRIA Annapolis. Md. GETZEN, T. HART Webster, Fla. GILL, HOWARD F Petersbltsg, Va. 75 r|r 3 GRAVES, S. POMEROY Atlanta, Ga. HANDY, THOMAS T Emory, Va. HORDERN, HERBERT R Wakrenton, Va. HURT, SHIRELY R Blackstone, Va. HUSSON, WILLIAM M Palattsa, Fla. JEMISON, ELBERT S Birmingham, Ala. KEEZEL, REMBRANT P Keezletown, Va. KRENTEL, FRITZ Latos, Brazil. LOOK, FREDERICK W Brown Station, N. Y. LOWRY, SUMPTER DeLEON Tampa, Fla. McCABE, CHARLES P Leesburg, Va. McCORMICK, JAMES R R.u hine, Va. McLEAN J. DOUGLAS Alexandria, Va. MANN, D. M. BERNARD Petersburg, Va. MARSHALL, SAMUEL Charlottesville, Va. MARSHALL, WILLIAM Richmond, Va. MEEM, JOHN G., JR Mount Jackson, Va. METCALFE, FRED R Greenville, Miss. MILLER, JAMES A Richmond, Va. MILLER, RUSH F Richmond, Va. MUNCE, GEORGE G Richmond, Va. NASH, EDGAR, Jr Portsmouth, Va. NICHOLS, E. HUNTER Petersburg, Va. OWEN, EVAN I Weems, Xa. PAKKER, JOHN C Franklin, Va. PATTON, JOHN M Lexington, Va. PERKINSON, ALLAN C Petersburg, Va. RICE, HARRY J Morristown, Tenn. RICHARDS, JAMES NEVILLE Riverton, Va. ROHRBOUGH, WENDELL W Belington, W. Va. ROOT, KENNETH C St. Louis, Mo. ROYALL, WILLIAM L., jR Richmond, Va. RUTHERFORD. JAMES B Scranton, Pa. SANSFOED, WILLIAM S Ripley, Tenn. SCHENCK, HAL E Lawndale, N. C. SCOTT, K. DUVALL Lynchburg, Va. SEWELL, HOUSTON P Jonesville, Va. SIDDLE, STEPHEN W Yanceyville, N. C. SMITH, PHILLIP Oberlin, Ohio. SMITH, EDWARD M Valdosta, Ga. SMITH, SYDNEY C Wheeling, W. Va. SPOTTS, GEORGE W Dublin, Va. TARDY, T. HOWARD Lexington, Va. TRINKLE, ROBERT J Dublin, Va. WILMER, T. WILSON Richmond, Va. YOUELL, RICE M Norton, Va. 76 ' j:§, }5D m m- A History 1 . NOT long after the beginning of the school year of 1910, there ' " finned out " in the barracks of V. M. I. some one hundred and thirty ungainly rats who should soon form the class of " Fourteen. " During that year our days were full of " sounding off, " playing " chu-chu, " and doing other con- ventional rodent stunts ; and a gentle touch of the magic wand was by no means a rarity. Through various causes, however, we lost a number of our classmates, and by finals there were only about a hundred happy survivors. By this time we had made the change from " green " to " mean, " and, when September rolled around again there was a large percentage of us back to help the new cadets lead a pleasant life. We showed tliem liow to have " after- taps, " parades, etc., and made the hours pass in many other interesting ways. But all things must end somewhere and, thanks to Father Time, we finally recovered from our third class disease and emerged into the new 1912 session, a fine, large second class. Throughout the summer we were thinking how dignified we would have to be during this, our really most im- portant year at V. M. I. And maybe for a while we were more or less serious, but upon second thought our " dips " still seemed far away, and often we wou ld revert to last year ' s frame of mind and get mean and trifling. Still we could be serious when the occasion required, and it was indeed a solemn aggregation that assembled in No. 45 about the middle of Sep- tember. The object, as perhaps you have already guessed, was to choose officers for the coming year. In most class meetings held for this pur- pose there is an endless amount of cold-blooded 77 ■i canvassing and premeditated politieating, but not so Fourteen ! Statistics sliovv that one man was nominated for President and one for Vice-President and that over eighty votes were cast, and all to the same end. In other words Rice McNutt Youell, and Blandy Benjamin Clarkson were unanimously elected leaders until Providence or the Faculty deposes them. As soon as the rats had awakened from their enchantment and had learned to drill slightly, football season set in. We are proud to note that five of the monogram men for this year could also wear a ' li on their jerseys. Thus our class aided considerably in making this one of the most successful football seasons that V. M. I. has ever had. Interspersed between the Varsity games were several class scrimmages. These were all intensely interesting, every minute was hard fought ; but, by reason of excess pie and Piedmonts, the end of the first (juarter usually found both teams just about all in. Anyhow we came in second and captured five places on the " All Class. " This was much better than we had expected, for the Varsity robbed us of some of our best players, and our captain was put out of the game early in the seasozi. In the other branches of athletics the second also came to the front, showing up eipially well in all of them as it had done in football. Certainly more than one team will be seriously weakened when the time comes for Four- teen to step out into the world. But the New Year brought with it other thoughts than those of athletics. At last our " dips " really were coming into view. They seemed to be frisking about just beyond a wall of exams which the Faculty was building. But, gentle reader, that was some wall ! Many a poor victim climbed almost to the top, only to be hurled unmercifully down into the third class. We were beginning to get serious sure enough now, for the deciding time of our lives liad come. The infernal question — Civil ' ? Electricity ? ? or Chemistry ? ? ? — which should it be ? The answer was to mold our entire future and it required a good deal of thought. Barracks was overflowing with advice, however, and we finally selected our courses and began again our fight for diplomas. We were helped through the remainder of the year by sweet dreams of final ball ' s and first class privileges. When the class rings arrived, the three service stripes seemed very near. Then came " makeovers " with its joys and sorrows. Chevrons were moved and removed, but pretty soon things settled down and we were off on the home stretch. The Washington trip came and went; the Army Inspection passed and was forgotten; our feet soon recovered from the effects of the " hike, " and the warm June days found us waiting eagerly for finals. FINALS ! — all our best hopes for the last three years seemed crowded into that one little word. So we waited eagerly, notwith- standing the sad goodbyes which were also bound to come. In our past life at V. M. I. we have shown in a hundred ways that Four- teen certainly has the goods, and now it is just up to every man in the class to come back next year and deliver them. 79 GOING TO PARADE Class of 1913 Colors — Blue and Old Gold CLASS OFFICERS EMMETT CECIL JENNINGS President GOEDON WATT Vice President CHAELES HAMILTON CARSON Historian MEMBERS ALMOND, E. M Virgin-ia ARMS, T. S Ohio ALEXANDER Kentucky BAIN, J. M Virginia BATTEN, R. M Vikginia BAUGHAM, W. E North Carolina BEASLEY, O. H Virginia BELL, F., JE Virginia BLUM, A Mississippi BOEDERN, E. B North Carolina BOWERING, B Virginia BOYKIN, R. S., JR Virginia BRANDT, J Maryland BROOKS, G. E West Virgin . CAMMEE, C. R VmciNi A CAMPBELL, A. G Virginia CAESON, C. H Virginia CHAPIN, C. C, JE Virginia CHEISTIAN, M. H • • Virginia CLAEKSON, C. C Illinois CONWAY, C. B Virginia COUPLAND, R VnsGiNiA CRAIG, W Texas CRITTENDEN, 0. B Mississippi DAVIS, J. E ViRGINLi. DAVIS, W. L VntGiNU. ECHOLS, F Virginia ELLYSON, R. W Virginia ETHERIDGE, C. A Virginlj. GARIN6, E. F Virginu. GOODYEAE, G. A Virginia GEIFFIN, E Virginia HAFTEE, J Mississippi HAGAN, J. A Virginia 83 HAGAN, W. C Virginia HATHAWAY, E. T Oklahoma HEALEY, J. H Virginia HEPNER, J. F Virginia HITT, W. L Virginia HOCK, F. S Virginia HOLDEEBY, A. E Virginia HOLTZMAN, C. T., JR Virginia HUMPHEEYS, W. H Virginia HYLAND, J. L Mississippi JENNINGS, E. C Virginia JOHNS, C, JR Texas JOHNSON, S. L Virginia KIDD, W. E Virginia KING, J. F North Carolina KIMBERLY, CO Virginia LEWIS, S. Texas LEWIS, W. B LouswNA LOWEEY, W. T Virginia LUNT, S. M Virginia Mccormick, e. l virginlv MADDEN, L. J Tennessee MARSHALL, R. J Vikginia mason, E. B North Carolina MASSES, O Cuba MASSIE, N. H Kentucky MAXWELL, E. G ViRGiNLi. MEEEY, H. E Maryland MEREY, E. T Maryland MONEY, W. T ViRGiNU. MONTGOMERY, P. P Mississippi MOORE, L. K Ohio MOOEE, W Virginia MUNDAY, B. F Missouri NICELSON, R. E North Carolina NORFLEET, J. B., JR Virginia NORTON, E. B Alabama OWEN, W. O Virginia OWSLEY, C Texas PAGE, D. L Massachusetts PAEKS, v., JE Virginia PAESONS, W. P Virginia PAESONS, X Virginia PETRESS, D Arkansas RANDOLPH, B. L California RATLIFF, W. T Alabama REMBERT, A South Carolina SCHMITT, P. A Penxsylvania SMITH, G. B Illinois SMITH, H. L Virginia SOMERS, V. L ViKGiNU. SPESSARD, R. H Virginia SPRINGS, E. B., JR North Carolina STUART, H. C ViRGlNU. TYNES, W. F Alabama VAUGHAN, C. C, 3rd Virginia WAGNER, R Virginia WALKER, A. S Texas WALLACE, L. A ViRGiXL i WATSON, H. E ViRGiNL WATT, G North Carolina WAYTE, H. C Illinois WELLFORD, A. L Virginia WELTON, R. F., JR VmGiNLi WEST, O. H Virginia WILKINS, G. H., JR Virgixia WILLIAMS, T. C. Virginia WILTSHIRE, G. D Maryland WISE, J. B -. VIRGI A WORRELL, C Virginia WRIGHT, R. H North Carolina WYSOR, J. D Virginia WYSOR, R. E Virginls. 85 TraoK® et Jigs A History HEADQUARTERS CORPS CADETS Virginia Military Institute Lexington, Va. SPECIAL OBDEES NO. 1. rE attention of the corps is called to the fact that the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Fifteen, having passed through that state of transfiguration required by all entrants of this institution, has progressed from the stage of rathood into that of third class men. As this class is known to be the last upon whom was exercised the juris- diction of upper classmen by use of the " bayonet " and " broom stick " method, and as the first class to enter upon the new course of academic duties, it may be of interest to the entire corps to hear the details of its history. It is needless to say that they were " rats. " Entering one hundred and forty strong, they immediately set to work to do the part prescrilied for them in the way of making history. This September, the original class had dwindled to one hundred and two menabers, those absent having been lost in inimerous ways not necessary of relation. At this junction the class readily realized that there was a " Little Rock " in Arkansas, and that the saying of one of their il- 86 lustrious peers, to the effect that " the three things on earth man was due to hate, were a snake, a woman, and a third classman, ' ' had come to pass. It has been said by a distinguished graduate of this institution that ' ' hope is an egg, of which one gets the white, another the yoke, and the third the shell. ' ' In short and to the point, the Class of Fifteen has fully realized that it was their portion to receive the shell. But this was by no means to put a damper on the smouldering fire. Immediately after inspection of barracks had been made, indulging in the innocent pastime of " maltreating " the new " misters, ' ' a meeting was called for the election of officers. At this meeting, Cecil Jennings, of Lynchburg, Va., and m i Gordon Watt, of Reidsville, N. C, were respectively elected president and vice- president. On account of the resignation of the acting historian, H. B. Tyree, of Huntington, W. Va., a meeting was called some months later at which was elected the present ' ' scribe. ' ' Certainly it was not to be that this class should move along peacefully and quietly, but, like all others, try its best to end the record of outlaw spirit left by the preceding sister class. This began for Fifteen one cold December niglit not many days before Christmas. The figure of Washington which rises in front of the main arch, and which has been receiving a new garment at the hands of all third classmen since his memorable trip across the Deleware, was seen to be attired the following morning in a brilliant color scheme of Blue trousers and a charming coat of Old Gold. Not long after this outburst the Academic Building was entered and decked from top to bottom with beautifully carved numerals representing the Class of Fifteen, in their colors. As yet still not satisfied, an attempt was made several nights later to capture the corporal of the guard, in true Jessie James style, take his keys, and turn the Y. M. I. over, from painting the statue to striping the charger of the general. To continue this outburst of enthusiasm, " bomb " firing was in order as usual. 87 In athletics the class has shown what it can do by giving the Varsity several good men for the football eleven, among those being " Jimmie " Bain, " Box-Car " Beasley, " Howard " Merry, " Claude " Cammer, and, last but by no means least, " Apple Knocker " Somers. In basketball the class was not so strong, but nevertheless gave one good man in the person of Batten, with several other men, showing up exceptionally well as prospective stars for next season, while in class basketball, the fourth and second went down in their path, but were defeated in the finals by the class of Thirteen. Baseball coming for its share of the men finds several out working hard enough for the team, the most promising being Stuart, Watt and Cox. In other branches, the Track Team, Tennis Club, and Gymnasium Team all being captained by Fifteen men, sums up the record of the class in the various branches of athletics. As rats this class was the first to be given the privilege of being represented in class athletics, while in the present year, out of three games with the present second class in football, two ended with tie scores, the third being lost by a score of 7-0. All in all, the class has had a most auspicious beginning. This office joins with the friends of the members in ofi ' ering them, each and every one, their best wishes for a large and progressive class. May they ever hold together through triumph and defeat until and after the hand of time allows them to further climb the Ladder of KJuowledge, to the day of graduation, when for them as a class final Taps shall sound. By Command BRIGADIER-GENERAL " Nineteen Hundred and Fifteen, " Historian, Capt. and Adjt. V. M. I. FOURT Class of 1916 OFFICERS EDGAR GRAHAM President JULIAN SAZO Vice-President EARNEST PARKESON Historian CLASS ROLL ADAMS, J. BEECHER Birmingham, Alabama ALEXANDER, WILLIAM B Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. ALEXANDER, L Lexington, Kt. ALLISON, WESTLEY R Rosemont, Pa. ANDERSON, GEORGE K Clifton Forge, Ya. ANDERSON, MARVIN J Marion, Va. ARMSTEAD, M. W Portsmouth, Va. BEASLEY, T. HOWARD Sterling, Va. BELL, PERCY L Greenville, Miss. BOYKIN, MAURY W Norfolk, Va. BRADFORD, W. BROOKS Tallahassee, Fla. BRANTON, J. L Burdette, Miss. BRYAN, E. DUDLEY Takboro, N. C. BURACKER, SAMUEL L Lurat, Va. BURACKER, WALTER H Baltimore, Md. BURGIN, S. E Birmingham, Ala. BURKS, J. J Compton Bridge, Va. BURR, R. P Trot, Pa. BURTON, B. A Richmond, Va. CARTER, J. S Chatham, Va. CHITTUM, H. T Timber Ridge. Va. COPER, J. I Smithfield. Va. COX, D. E Independence. Va. CRITTENDEN, G. B Green- ille, Miss. CUMMINGS, C Hampton, A ' a. DeBUTTS, H. a Delaplane, Va. DeGRAFF, D. a Kingston, N. Y. DILLARD, J. A. BROADDUS Fredericksburg, Va. 91 DODSON, G. P NOEFOLK, Va. DUNCAN, P. H JoNESviLLE, Va. EASLEY, R. B Richmond, " Va. EBERLE, E. G Foft Smith, Ark. ELET, C. E Suffolk, Va, EMOND, R. A Birmingham, Ala. EWING, TOULMAIN H New Orleans, La. FAISON, R. K GOLDSBORO, N. C. EETTEROLFE, CM Montclaire, N. J. FIELD, E. Middleport, O. FLENNIKEN, W. H. Jr Winsboro, S. C. FRARY, RODNEY W Eustis, Fla. FUGATE, J. H Reed Island, Va. FECHEIMER, J New York, N. Y. 6ESSNER, F. B New Orleans, La. GETZEN, WILLIAM L Webster, Fla. GEYER, p. C, Jr Adcun, S. C. GILLESPIE, V. R Tazewell, Va. GOODMAN, B Norfolk, Va. GREGORY, D King William C. H., Va. GROOVER, C Quitman, Ga. GAILLIARD, F Greenville, Tex. HART, W. H Portsmouth, Va. HARWOOD, R. H Trenton, Tenn. HAWKINS, J. H Huntington, W. Va. HILL, L. L Montgomery, Ala. HAYES, R Thomasville, Ga. HICKS, C. H., Jr Norfolk, Va. HOLMES, H. B., Jr Newport News, Va. HUDSON, W. M Norfolk, Va. JONES, W. B Suffolk, Va. KEY, R. C Washington, D. C. KIMBEELY, J. B., .Tr Fort Monroe, Va. KIMBRO, J. P Light Laurel, Fla. KITTRELL, H Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. KNOW, R. W Houston, Texas LACKEY, S. C, JR Cueeo, Texas LEGGETT, W. B Plainfield, N. J. 92 gj A LINDEE, J. A Carlisle, Pa. LOHMEYEE, W Charleston, W. Va. McANNEENEY, J New York, N. Y. McCLELLAN, J. M Richmond, Va. McCOEMICK, LYLE E. phine, Va. McKAY, L. H Thomasville, Ga. McKINNEY, JOHN Nuthpdt, L. I., N. Y. MASSIE, WILBUR M Pulaski, Va. MAVEEICK, F. M San Antonio, Texas MILLEE, J. CEAIG Huntington, W. Va. MILLNEE, B. J Danville, Va. MITCHELL, SAMUEL P Petersburg, Va. MOOEE, EOY C Chesterfield, S. C. PALMEE, C. B Tallahassee, Fla. PAUL, J. G Roanoke, Va. PICKETT, G. E Turkey Island, Va. PITTS, LINDSAY Scottsville, Va. PITTS, JOHN L Scottsville, Va. READ, H. M Gulfport, Miss. RICH, A. H Lynchburg, Va. RYALL, G. D New York, N. Y. SANSBURY, J. C Anderson, Ind. SCOTT, THOMAS B., JE Eichmond, Va. SEAMAN, E. C Hamburg, Pa. SNEAD, G. M Lynchburg, Va. TALIAFEEEO, J. C Ware Neck, Va. T ABEE, W. A Montgomery, Ala. TALTAEALL, W East 0r.4.nge, N. J. THOMSON, E. J Birmingham, Ala. WAED, J. G Portsmouth, Va. WAEEEN, R. H., JE Albany, Ga. WENDEEOTH, J. C Fort Smith, Aek. WHITE, J. M Lexington, Va. WHITTLE, W. M Martinsville, Va. WILCOX, C. S Norfolk, Va. WIN6FIELD, C, JE Eichmond, Va. WOOLFOED, J. W Suffolk, Va. 93 A History N September the fifth, nineteen and twelve, the seventy-sixth " rat " class started its career at X. M. I. It numl)ered ninety- eight. Its first days were taken up with learning the many things that every " rat " has to learn. At first of course it was hard, but as time passed things grew easier and we became less dumb. Soon came the call for football. Two or three " rats " made the " scrubs " but there was so much good material among the old cadets that the " rats " did not have much show. Along about the middle of the season came the Virginia game with its glorious victory for V. M. I. Then the " rats " lived high for only a short time. On the night of the game we had a big bonfire and fire- works on the hill. The next night we all went to the station to meet the team, and we had a regular triumphal procession back to barracks. We did not have to fin out nor ■walk on the outside of the stoop, and we were old cadets for the first time. Just two days before Christmas the first snow came. According to custom the " rats " were all assembled on the hill for a snow fight. A, B, and C companies being- arrayed on one side, and D, E, and F companies on the other. It was a long and furious battle, and we were all glad 94 when " General " Dulaney blew the two o ' clock class call. However, in two days Christmas would come, the turning point of the year, when we should start on the home stretch. Of course there were no stockings filled that night for Santa does not come to V. M. I., but there were many boxes put away in safe places and many bottomless pits were filled with goodies for once. Again we did not have to fin out, and ' ' rats ' ' literally swarmed the stoops with ciga- rettes in their mouths, and of course they walked as close to the wall as possible. On the twenty-eighth of December we went to Staunton to take part in the parade in honor of President-Elect Wilson. " We left Lexington at seven-thirtj ' in the morn- ing, and at nine-thirty that night we were back in barracks. We marched all over the little city and made such a hit that we were given third place in the procession on the fourth of March. Who can suppose the honor would have been shown the corps without the cooperation of the fourth class. We were all tired when we arrived in Lex- ington, and there was not a " rat " in the whole bunch who was not glad to see barracks and get a little " hay. " With the first of January examinations started and we were destined for a long, 95 tedious three weeks. Algebra, English, History, German, and Latin came in their turn to greet us with their ordeal. They finally came to an end and we all drew one lazy breath again in peace. Basketball season came and found the Institute with the best team in its history. To that team the Class of Sixteen furnished one man. In baseball a larger number of our class have shown great aliility and nll give some of the old men a run for their places on the A ' arsity. During the Army Inspection, the " rats " were subjected to as rigid an in- spection as any, and they helped to win for V. M. 1. the high commenda- tion which she has always received from the Army Officials. Next year comes the realization of the dream we have had ever since the beginning, that of being dignified third classman with all their privileges and meanness. 96 ITUATED in one of the picturesque and sleepy valleys of the Blue Ridge, about eighteen miles from the center of culture known as Lexington, is the fast decaying Virginia Hotel of Rockbridge Alum Spring ' s fame. Here for the past four years that stern old martinet. Major Poague, has held his Summer School. According to the management ' s folder, besides its modern buildings, which were erected long before the Civil War, one of the chief features is an eight-hole golf link, which, unhappily, when the keydets arrived loaded down with golf bags, was doing service as a cornfield. Another feature was a large swimming pool, which was really enjoyed daily by all. Probably the keenest disappointment was the beautifully described tennis court, which was found to be situated on a hill with a 45-degree slope, and full of ruts and holes. But wait — in mentioning our disappointment of the tennis court, we forgot for the time to mention our feeUngs upon seeing our " Barracks, " which were aptly described by one sarcastic keydet as the St. Regis. At this point we might enter upon a lengthj ' discourse on the medicinal benefits to be gained by drinking the alum water, but as none of us ever tasted it the second time, we will pass to the joys of the ball-room floor, which were indeed joys. The size and quality of the floor would have done justice to any hotel. The last week in July saw the deficient keydets straggling in with woe- begone, homesick looks on their faces and ever talking of the girl that was left behind. The " Maje " and his most able staff consisting of Captains " Artillery Ben " Crowson, " Henri " Poague, " B. D. " Mayo, and ' ' High-Brow ' ' Kib- ler, greeted all with urbane smiles on their arrival and promptly set them to work, after the " Maje " had shown his set of ' ' Rules and Regula- tions, " which were as fol- lows : (1) Reveille— 7 :20 a. m., with " Texas " as ofScial arouser and the ' ' Maje ' ' close on his heels. Obeyed. (2) Breakfast— 8 :00-9 :00 a. m. Obeyed. (3) Class-room and Studies— 9 :00 a. m.-l :00 p. m. 97 1 Generally obeyed. (4) Dinner — 1 :00-2 :00 p. m. Always obeyed. (5) Study Hours— 2:00- 4 :00 p. m. Obeyed. (6) Recreation Hours — • 4 :G0-6 :00 p. m. Obeyed with zest. (7) Supper— 6 :00-7 :30 p. m. Obeyed. (8) Dancing and Moon- light Walks— 8 :00-10 :00 p. m. Of course always obeyed. The above is the life of the Summer School cadet in general, but how could tliis life grow monotonous, with the midnight parties given us by Mrs. Saal, or when we were so royally entertained as we were at Goshen with a big supper, and dance, or M ' hen we were entertained by such a hostess as Mrs. Keats. Then the regular dances were always enjoyed, as we generally drew our partners through some game of chance. One of the big social events was the german given by the cadets. The hall was beautifully decorated with pine trees, wall flowers, and others which were ever green. On the walls were pennants, and strung across the ceiling were Japanese lanterns forming the letters V. M. I. The german was led by Steve Schillig, ably assisted by Billy Bowles. After this there came a variety of games and dances, consisting of potato races, slip the slipper, etc. Sometimes the slippers were exchanged for lemons and then tlie dance began. Afterwards the refreshments were served and everyone went home full of " content. " The routine was often relieved by hair-raising escapades such as the hold-up of Duke Munday and his cavalcade by the cadets, or even more exciting, the hold-up of a royal straight flush against some brother cadet ' s four nines, and strange to say these hold-ups occurred very often. These events are now of the past, but our minds often go back to those happy days, and we always think of them with pleasure, also with pride ; even with our rounds of gay- ety we admirably did what we went there to do, and when the re-exams came 98 per cent of the deficient topics were successfully passed. NATURAL BRIDGE JACKSON STATUE Unveiling of the Jackson Statue S a mother glories in the achievements of her children, so Virginia glories in the deeds of her sons, and im- mortalizes their heroism, patriotism and valor on the shining pages of her history. With a heart full of pride she commeinorates their faithfulness to the old Commonwealth, and with an unsurpassable love enshrines their memory in the hearts of her citi- zens. When on June nineteenth, nineteen hundred and twelve, her people celebrated the unveiling of the Ezekiel statue of Stonewall Jackson on the parade ground of the Virginia Military Institute, there was nothing lacking in her motherly pride and her patriotic enthusiasm. It was indeed an event long to be remembered by the citizens of Lex- ington and the visitors who came from all parts of the state and country. The day was threatening. The sky, clad in a mantle of gray clouds, almost promised to send the raindrops pattering over the parade ground and necessi- tated the holding of the opening exercises in the Jackson Memorial Hall — but with patient hearts the crowd surged inside and filled it even to overflowing. After a prayer by Kev. J. P. Smith, a member of Jackson ' s staff. Superintendent Nichols presented General Thomas T. Munford, class of 1852. to preside over the exercises of the day. As our eyes fell upon this " old cadet, " who had never lost his martial air to the ravages of time, a hush of expectancy fell over the crowd. " He spoke and the multitude was silent. " From the realms of the past he brought fond memories, of his own little class, of which all save himself had passed over the river, of his personal attachment to his beloved instructor, the deeds of whom they had met that day to commemorate, of Rodes and Colston and Crutchfield, professors of the Virginia Military Institute and soldiers of the old army, and of scores of others by whose hands the noble traditions of the In- stitute were moulded and whose names will ever cling to the lips of the true Virginian. He closed his remarks with the introduction of the orator of the day, Colonel R. Preston Chew, class of 1862, and commander of the first battery of flying artillery in the confederate arm}-. It was he who had gone through the war under the generalship of Jackson himself, and it was he who had refused to give up his guns to Federal authorities at the surrender of Appomattox, preferring to carry them to Lynchburg and there to bury them. The writer will not attempt to describe the address save to say that it was a masterpiece. From the beginning of the war to the death of " the right arm of the Confederacy, " he traced from battle to battle the exploits of Jackson. ' ' glorying in victory and praying in defeat. ' ' His experiences under him as an instructor and as a soldier only served to imprint upon the hearts of his hearers the immortal character of this renowned man. Vividly he painted pictures of 101 the home life, the life of the professor, and finally the life of the General, always bringing into the clearest outlines the high ideals of his virtuous character. Colenel R. T. Kerlin read an ode to Jackson, commemorative of his courage, valor, and genius, and the exercises within doors came to a close. Outside, the cadet battalion had formed and with the battery on its right awaited the fall of the flag, which would reveal the majestic statue. The statue was presented by General Shipp, in the absence of its two donors, Sir Moses Ezekiel and Thomas F. Ryan, to the governor of the Common- wealth and the governing authorities of the Institute. Then with the roar of the cadet battery and the strains of the soul-stirring " Dixie " the veil fell, drawn by the little great-granddaughter of Jackson. Hon. Geo. L. Browning, member of the Board of Visitors, accepted the statue on behalf of the governing authorities, with remarks eloquently delivered. And today the statue stands facing the setting sun and majestically rear- ing its head toward the skies with the same martial air as did the Jackson of old. It only more thoroughh ' typifies the genius of its creator. Sir Moses Ezekiel, the distinguished sculptor and alumnus of the Institute. Its face tells a story of its own, and from its lips there seems to come the murmur of that immortal saying : " YOU MAY BE WHATSOEVER YOU RESOLVE TO BE. " 102 WATER SCENES HEADQUARTERS Utrgtma HtlUarg ilnatttutf February 18. 1913 General Orders, No. 90. It becomes the sad duty of the Superintendent to announce to officers and cadets the death of General G. W. Custis Lee. This distressing event occured at his home in Fairfax County where, after a useful and distinguished career in the service of the nation and of his state, he spent his later years. For five years, from September, 1865, to February, 1871, when he resigned to accept the presidency of Washington and Lee University, a position made vacant b.y the death of his dis- tinguished father. General Robert E. Lee, General Custis Lee filled the chair of Applied Mechanics and Engineering at this institution. As a professor his name descends to us as one of the ablest who has ever filled this important chair. As a man, as gentle- man, as a Christian, he was greatly beloved and honored by colleagues and by cadets. We shall cherish his memory. As a fitting tribute the flags, state and national, will be displayed at half-mast until after the interment. By Command of Brigadier-General Nichols. (Signed) M. F. Edw rds, Captain and Adjutant, V. M. I. 104 ' DEPARIDlENr 4 BATTALION staffI Co. " A " C. E. MOORE (1) J. K. ANDERSON (1) W. A. RICHA-BDS (1) R. M. YOUELL (1) BROWN (1) SEWELL (3) HOKDERN (7) MeCORMICK, J. (15) WATT (2) HATHAWAY (7) HUMPHRIES (11) SOMERS (12) KIDD (15) Co. " B " CAPTAINS H. T. BRYAN (3) FIBST LIEUTENANTS H. A. MURRILL (3) SECOND LIEUTENANTS D. L. COULBOURN (3) FIRST SERGEANTS 0. CHRISTIAN, JR. (3) SERGEANTS SMITH, S. (6) MARSHALL, W. (11) FLETCHER (19) COBPOBALS CAMMER (3) DAVIS, J. (9) HOLDERBY (20) CAMPBELL, A. (23) BOWERING (25) Co. " C " M. H. KINGMAN (5) L. S. GEROW (5) C. K. CLARKE (5) W. T. CLEMENT (5) CAMPBELL, W. (13) PATTON (17) JEMISON (20) CARSON (5) CRAIG (8) WEST (18) BELL, F. (27) WELLFORD (29) I 106 ORGANIZATION OFFICERS Co. " D " L. L. LEECH (6) H. S. JACKSON (6) J. A. ANDERSON (6) E. P. CONQUEST (6) COLONNA (7) BUREESS (8) WILMER (14) BAIN (6) SCHMITT (10) MARSHALL, R. (14) CONWAY (21) HAGAN, J. (30) Co. " E " CAPTAINS W. B. BOWLES (4) FIRST LIEUTENANTS J. D. EWING (4) SECOND LIEUTENANTS E. W. McMILLIN (4) FIRST SERGEANTS S. L. LOWRY (4) SERGEANTS DAWES (4) ADAMS, T. (12) MILLER, R. (18) CORPORALS HOLTZMAN (13) GOODYEAR (17) SPRINGS (22) BEASLEY, O. (24) BORDERN (28) Co. " F " B. H. HARDAWAY, JR. (2) M. G. PATTERSON (2) E. B. STROUD (2) B. B. CLARKSON (2) RICE (2) BUSHNELL (4) NICHOLS (10) McCABE (16) CLARKSON, C. (1) WYSOR, R. (4) HOCK (16) RANDOLPH (19) LEWIS, W. (26) 107 TACTICAL OFFICERS COLONEL JENNINGS C. WISE Commandant of Cadets COLONEL H. W. T. EGLIN First Lieutenant, C. A. C, U. S. A. PRINCIPAL INSTRUCTOR IN TACTICS MAJOR R. BARCLAY POAGUE Instructor in Field Artillery CAPTAIN BENJAMIN F. CROWSON Instructor Company " A ' ' CAPTAIN STEWART W. ANDERSON Instructor Company " F " CAPTAIN SAMUEL M. MILLNER Instructor Company " B " CAPTAIN HENRY G. POAGUE Instructor Company " E " CAPTAIN ROBERT C. SNIDOW Instructor Company " C CAPTAIN ALEXANDER H. ELLISON Instructor Company ' ' D ' ' 109 .•M ' - H ' " p ■., ' ;iia ..-, !•.• " M| y . -H 1 r3 , 1 pi J S m r ' ' ■ ' »nBPi fej ss;: mrmsz. W ' ■ 1 L ' -E ' 1 1 f v iiSSB Vr ' " " " " ' iVH - 1 R7 ' ' pS|2i Mi f N ' d KI T K (m¥mmsmmmii C. E. MOORE Cadet Captain Company " A " B. H. HARD AWAY Cadet Captain Company " F " H. T. BRYAN Cadet Captain Company " B ' ' W. B. BOWLES Cadet Captain Company " E " M. H. KINGMAN Cadet Captain Company " C " L. L. LEECH Cadet Captain Company " D " B. M. WADDEY First Lieutenant and Adjutant J. K. ANDERSON First Lieutenant Company " A " M. G. PATTERSON First Lieutenant Company " F " H. A. MURRILL First Lieutenant Company " B " J. D. EWING First Lieutenant Company " E ' ' L. S. GEROW First Lieutenant Company " C H. S. JACKSON First Lieutenant Company " D " C. SATTERFIELD, JR Second Lieutenant and Quartermaster W. A. RICHARDS Second Lieutenant Company " A " E. B. STROUD Second Lieutenant Company " F " D. L. COULBOURN Second Lieutenant Company " B " E. W. McMILLIN Second Lieutenant Company " E " C. K. CLARKE Second Lieutenant Company " C " J. A. ANDERSON Second Lieutenant Company " D " 111 T H E r-r ' AX " " ' c m L O M R S Color Sergeants Color Guard GUTIERREZ RICE DILLARD, A. The Virginia Flag It may be of interest to know that the only true Virginia flag in existence is that carried by this corps. The original seal of the Commonwealth was emblematic of the State ' s early history. An amazon, representing Virginia, in the white gown of purity stands mth the staff of authority in her left hand and the sword of defence in her right, with the head and breast incased in the armor which keeps her mind and heart invulnerable. Her left foot rests upon the neck of the British George, in purple robe, whom she has overthrown and from whose head has fallen the crown of dominion. During the reconstruction period, when strangers ignorant of our history and care- less of our traditions were in power, the seal was perverted, and, although repeated attempts have been made, the many defects have not been correcte l. After all, the flag being but a tradition, it is eminently proper that the Virginia Military Institute should preserve that tradition for the people of the State. 112 Battalion Staff Miss Helen Savishee Sponsor Staff Officers D. M. Waddet First Lieutenant and Adjutant C. Satterfield Second Lieutenant and Quartermaster E. Nash MSergeant-JIajor 113 .-i ' ' T ' rnMM Company A C. E. MOORE Captain J. K. ANDEESON First LieutemiHt W. A. RICHARDS Second Lieutenant R, M. YOUELL First Sergeant SERGEANTS Brown Sewell Horderx McCormick, J. CORPORALS Watt Hathaway IIimpiiries Somers Kidd PRIVATES BuRACKER, W. Fields Keezell Moore, R. C. Stuart Bergman Frazer Lazo Nicholson Smith, E. M. Carter Fugate Leggett Norton Snead Chittum Grav-es Lohmeyer Page Taliaferro Dearborn Handy JIaxwell ' Parker Walker DeButts Healy Massie, H. Paul Whittle DeGraff Holmes Merry. H. Scott, T. Wysor, J. DiLLARD, A. HuSSON MII.LER, J. C. SCHUFELDT WELTON Echols, E. Jennings 114 m Company A Miss Elizabeth Moore Sponsor Commissioned Officers Captain: C. E. Moore First Lieutexaxt: J. K. Anderson Seconb Lieutenant: W. A. Richards 115 Company B H. T. BRY AX Captain H. A. MURRILL First Lieutenant D. L. COULBOURN Second Lieutenant C. CHRISTIAN, JR First Sergeant SERGEANTS Smith, S. C. JTarshall, W. Fletcher CORPORALS C ' AMMER Davis, J. HOLDERBY PRIVATES Campbell, A. G. BOWERING ALEX.VNDER, L. CUXXIXGHAM KiMBERLV, C. Owen. W. Rutherford Alexander, W. Echols, F. KiMBROUGH Parks Sansbury Allison, W. EWING, T. Knox Pickett Scott, K. Anderson, SI. Garing Lewis, S. Pitts. J. Smith, G. BOYKIN, M. Geyer . rANN Pitts, L. Smith, H. Brooks Griffin Mitchell, A. Richards, J. Wales COFER H after JIcClellax ROHRBOUGH Wiltshire Creswell Hartt JIcKinney, J. Root Wingfield Crittenden. O. Hill 116 Company B JIiss Elizabeth Baker Sponsor C ' ' -- Commissioned Officers Captain: H. T. Bryan- First Lieutenant: H. A. Murrill Second Lieutenant : D. L. Coulbou ' .sn 117 Company C M. H. KINGMAN Captain L. S. GEROW First Lieutenant C. K. CLARKE Second Lieutenant W. T. CLEMENT First Sergeant SERGEANTS Campbell, W. S. Patton Jemison CORPORALS Carson Craig West PRIVATES Bell, F. Wellford | RMSTRO. G Cox Fki ' HEIMER Maverick Tardy Adams, J. Crittendex, C Flanxagax Meem Wallace Baughm CUTCHINS Harwood Miller, J. Warren Blach DiLLARD, J. Hagax, W. Mitchell, R. Wayte Blum Easley, C. Jessee Petross Wise Br. dfokd, W. Eberle Key Parsons, W. Worrell BURGIN Emoxd LUXT Ratcliff jrooKE, L. K. Burr Fetterolf ilADDEX Rembert Rawls Ciiristiax, M. 118 i Company C Sponsor Miss Nina Reeves Commissioned Officers Captain : JI. H. Kingman First Lieutenant: L. S. Gerow Second Lieutenant: C. K. Clarke 119 Company D L. L. LEECH Captain H. 8. .1 ACKSOX First Lieutenant J. A. ANDERSON Second Lieutenant E. P. C0NQUE8T First Sergeant SERGEANTS COLONNA , BURRESS WiLMER CORPORALS BaIX ScHMITT ilARSH.U,L, R. C ' ONWAY HAGAX. J. PRIVATES Anderson, G. K. Chapin Hix Metcalfe Sanford Armstead Cummixgs King Monet Seaman Beasley, T. Davis, W. Kittrell Munday Trixkle Bell, P. Dilley Lowry, W. Owen, E. Vaughn Branton Dodson Lynch P.vrsons, X. Ward Bryax, E. Faison JIcAxerxy Read Woolford BURACKER, S. GeSSXER McKeY ROBERTSON WRIGHT, R. Burton Gregory McLean Ryall Yoder Burks Hawkins Massie, W. 120 Company D Miss Violet Beetox Sponsor Commissioned Officers Captain : L. L. Leech First Lieutenant: H. S. Jackson Second Lieutenant: J. A. Anderson 121 i; vvr ww Company E W. B. BOWLES Captain .1. D. EWING First Lieutenant E. V. McMILLlX Second Lieutenant S. L. EOWR V Firxt Serijennt SERGEANTS Dawes Adajis;. T. S. JFiller, E. CORPORALS ItOI.TZMAN (lOODYKAR SPRlXtJS BeASI.EY. O. BoRDERX PRIVATES Ai.MoxD KwELi, Hurt Mason Spotts BoYKix, K. EvAxs JoHxs Merry, E. Wilkins Braxdt Fraby, R. .Toxes Moore, W. Williams BAxxixii Oalt Kimberly, J. Montgomery Wendroth f ' cuPLAXD Oetzex, T. Krextel Muxce Duncax Christian, J. (icoDMAx Look Owsley Groover Easley, R. Hayes McC ' levy Palmer Spessard Ellyson Hefner JCcKinney, A. Parkebson Wjiitk EtIIERIDGE HllfiHKS 122 Company E Miss Sadie Bowles Sponsor Commissioned Officers Captaix : W. B. Bowles feHn First Lieutenant : J. D. Ewing Second Lieutenant : E. W. ilcMiLLix ... M 123 Company F B. H. HARD AW AY Captain M. G. PATTERSON First Lieutenant E. B. STROUD Second Lieutenant B. B. CLARKSON First Sergeant SERGEANTS Rice Bushnell Nichols tcCvBE CORPORALS Clarkson, C. Wvscr, R. Hock Randolph Lewis, W. PRIVATES Allen Deeble Gutierrez Marshall, S. Smith, P. Allison Eley Hitt Millner Thompson Arms Flenniken Hudson Norfleet Tynes Averill Frary, C. Johnson Perkinson Wagner Batten Gailliard Lackey K(_)yall Watson Bradford, S. Getzbn, W. Linder Schenck Willcox C ' hambliss Gill iMcCormick, L. Schillig Rich Clofton Gillespie ' McCormick, E. Siddle Taber DicKiNS Graham 124 Company F Miss Louise Long Sponsor Commissioned Officers Captain: B. H. Hardaway FiEST Lieutenant: 5r. G. Patterson Second Lieutenant: E. B. Stroud 125 Cummings Royall Dillard Schillig Frazer Sehmitt Garing Seott, K. Hawkins Stuart Jennings Vaughn Mason Welton Merry, H. WUtshire Eembert " Q SPRING had come, spreading a new velvet carpet on the parade ground and clothing the old trees on the edge of the parapet with raiments of living green. In barracks the " keydets " slept on and on, with unceasing dreams of tinals, calic and freedom. The bugle sounded, and its notes rang against the brick walls and echoed back to the musician, and one by one the hay-ridden mortals stirred and groaned. Again the bugle sounded, and still again, and slowly but surely the dreams faded into the blue haze of the past. Once more, and as if moved by a master hand, the whole battalion rose and tumbled helter-skelter through the arch to reveille. No joyous sounds, no laughter, just a seeming continuous wail reverberated from the throats of the three hundred and fifty as they slowly wended their way back to their rooms. And why, do you ask? It was the 23d of May— the day of the hike. If that word cannot convey to the mind of the reader the necessary meaning, it would be possible to make it emphatic by piatting it in a dialect only to be thankfully appreciated by the cadet— but we will desist. Yes, old Sol was up, and there remained only time enough to snatch a piece of growleyed toast and a cup of— well— coffee, gird themselves with blanket, roll, canteen, black tie and a box of Piedmonts, take their trusty Springfields, and with an affectionate hug and kiss, bid the faithful hay good-bye. This last act was by far the most touching. for ' during the next six nights they were to hunt soft spots on the ground to lay their weary frames. But let us hasten on. Bedecked in the heavy march- ing order, the thin grey lines slowly came again into being — in the formation that was to begin a series of trials and tribulations that would have made a saint lose his religion. " Homitz " and " der Bimch " were there too, as if they en- tertained hopes of going. But no, for when the battalion swuUg into the dusty road to the tune of " Auld Lang Syne, " Homitz lost his nerve, 127 ' i i 4 M .■M X as did also " der Buueh, " and they turned back to leave the cadets to their fate. East Lexington came and went and with it went civilization. Bar- racks faded as did the dreams of the night before, and the road stretched with endless miles in front. " Sol " poured tlown on the band and brought forth sweat and exclamations (1 wonder wliat?). Hills rose — hills with only one side and that up, up, up — until many a cadet thought that after all he was going to be an angel. It was fifty weeks until the first halt, a year until the second, a century until the third, and all knowledge could not comprehend the time that elapsed before the fourth brought its blessing. And it is amazing, gentle reader, how short those halts for rest were. " Fall Out " and " Close Up " were only a wink of an eye apart and the wear y keydet would rise from the ground with many a byword not worthy of print. Somewhere in the course of time undeterminable, some one yelled that the destination was in sight, and truly it was. Rockbridge Baths loomed up in front, by the way " on top " of the next hill, as a haven of rest. On the outside the fair damsels of the place ushered the worn feet of the battalion in with flowers sprinkled in their path, but it is to be feared that they were unap- preciated, for there were too many visions of sleep to pay attention to things mortal. Camp site came with a balm, tents were pitched, and, last but not least, hay, glorious hay, though extremely slender in capacity, was distributed. The river running close by had its invitations, and its waters were straightway muddied with the Rockl)ridge loam. Then came dinner, a -■ . " 1 snatch o f bread and black cof- fee, and then hay. blissful hay. What transpired that night would not be interesting to relate. Countless bugs, fi-oiu the straw so generously given out, played ])aseball, held track meets and camp mect- 12S 4 i» ings on the tired backs of the multitude, but to no end. These sons of rest would casu- ally " cuss, " turn over, and buy another straight ticket to dreamland. The infernal notes of " rev " rose with the sun, and the cadets rose incidentally with many an unsaid word of em- phasis on their lips. It was the beginning of another day, only to be a sad repitition of the first. Breakfast was swallowed and forgotten, and with the burdens of soldiers the corps moved off. Miles, miles, miles, with no water, rest, nor patience, until all hope was lost. Goshen Pass loomed up, stayed an age or two, and faded into the haze, but rest came not. On, on, and up, up, then, when each head was beginning to ponder over the easiest vr y to commit suicide, Goshen came to the sight of many drooping eyes. Camp, dinner, supper, sleep, followed in quick succes- sion, and the last was as usual the most popular. Some of the more energetic ■took hay rides to the moutains and came back on bubbles of .joy, with pri- marily more inside than outside, as the sentinels observed. " Rev " again found a sore head bunch, and started another da.y to be spent in devouring miles and Piedmonts. But all things bad can ' t continue, and Rockbridge Alum Springs soon brought another stop and a camping ground among the rocks. Here, probably, came the most joy; the swimming pool and hotel hoarded the usual sweaters, and the County line was onlj ' a half mile away. Consequently a horde wandered over it and returned with visions of blue monkeys, pink snakes and monstrous tadpoles. Some of the Lexington calic came out in automobiles and a little dance, though as much appreciated as a final ball, was held in the ball room of the hotel. Night came and brought a chilling wind, but sleep could not be ousted. The next day was one to be remembered. Stretching away from the Springs was a hill whose top reached up to j i ? 129 the heavens, and over this the battalion straggled. The first consolation came when nature permitted the hill to go downward on the opposite side instead of the opposite. And at the foot of the hill was the spot known to its inhabit- ants as Kerrs Creek. Here was the last stop before the triumphant march to Lexington. The evening crept by and joined its heinous companions of the past. That night was happily spent with visions of a " sho nuff " real cot the next day, and Lexington was never sweeter to the minds of its sons. 130 The next day ' s march ended all the scourges of the human race. About twelve o ' clock Lexington was sighted straight ahead, and by the joyous cries which arose, a stranger would have thought that the Pearly City had been dis- covered. And it was a tired but supremely happy corps that merged into the arch and trooped off to their " hays " — to sleep the sleep of the just. 131 HIKE GROUP ■mWAS on a morn in l,leak Deceinl)er ' -but here the writer nmst descend T from the literary phrases he so valiantly attempted, and leave the readei I to ponder through the mazes of cadet style. , , ti. ■ But to come more to the pomt-on the crisp mormng of December te twentv-eighth, the corps of cadets, clad in all its Sunday-go-to-meetmg attuc f rmed for that luring Staunton trip. Despite the fact that he Chnstm s festivities had caused many a waist belt in the battahon t. be lef extre e loose, and " riotous living " had brought its headaches, the hea ts of he cadets who marched down the streets of Lexington were filled with the most bril Uant rpectations of what the day might bring forth. At the depot we boarded Z-B 0. Special, " and the next two hours found us bumping merrily over the thirty-six miles of ties which lay between Lexington -d -n on and seemed never to grow less. However, the ' ' u " " ' ' flT Lo and the train crept into " the little town among the hills ' Here we piled off and after a short wait were marched through an appreciative populace to the Auditorium, to await orders for the parade. These soon came, and gaily we started out, with the knowledge that m a few minutes we would strut past Woodrow. And strut we did for, as e tended our way over the Staunton landscape, it is to b., -red th t our brea plates were so far under our chins that they were almost invisible. march we were greeted with cheers and applause, and many a button o el a adet s chest strled its moorings as the band struck up " Dixie ' and we swung past the reviewing stand in column of platoons. There we looked, many of us for [he firit thne! on fhe face of the " great Wilson. " then, fully satisfied, we marched back to our headquarters. Here came the first blow when we were ordered to be back promptly at 4:20, to entrain for Lexington. Not a moment was lost-arms ' ' f ' l and the cadets allowed to thoroughly enjoy the hospitality which Staunton aSordel them. Some sought the charms of the fair sex, others the restaur , -for cadets are human-and still others the little corners where tl.e cou d swallow great lumps of concentrated joy in the bubbhng essence of hops, for sad but true Lexington is dry. The more literary strolled over to hear what Wood- 133 m row had to say, while the more lueky borrowed a nickel to procure a shiue, slicked down their hair, and went to dine with relatives and friends. The time flew, four-twenty came too soon, and the battalion was formed and marched to the station, homeward bound. Here came a wait in the rather cold Staunton mud while the train was being backed lazily into the station, but soon we were abroad and settled for the return bumping. On the train the pangs of hunger which come to the weary cadet always, were staid by the barrels of apples generously placed in each car by General Vaughn. As a final round of joy, while we were waiting on the siding the Virginia creeper headed for Harrisonburg pulled in, and for the next few golden minutes ■iWndows were up and apples from the cadets fairly deluged the fair maidens on the opposite train. Addresses were written on collars and cuffs, invitations to dances were profuse, and once again the cadets had succumbed to the wiles of women. In the midst of this series of flirtations and sweet nothings our old friend the train pulled out and we were headed for Lexington. In the course of an hour we got out of sight of Staunton and but a few hours lay between us and barracks. Those who were intelligent enough sought sleep to render them unconscious of the laborious movement of the train, while others, lacking this primitive amount of brain matter, bunched in the seats and invited death at the hands of the others by singing harmonious dities. But the journey, as all other things, after a time came to an end, and once more we found ourselves wending our way back to barracks with blissful visions of hay until 7 :30. The mess hall with its teeming boards awaited us, and, after wrestling with a cup of coffee, and — what shall I say — made the few remaining steps of our journey to the hay. Taps did not come too soon, and its mellow notes soothed to sleep three hundred and fifty cadets, tired but truly happy with remembrances of the Staunton trip. 134 SURELY there never was and never could be such another trip as this. Never were so many pleasures and so many hardships crowded into three short days. Since September all had looked forward with eager- ness to the " Washington trip, " delving in the pleasures and possibilities the big city would bring forth. Because of the bad weather, we were unable to do much preparatory drilling, so there seemed to be little activity until Sunday, March 2. Then trunks were rolled out, dikes gone over, and our meagre outfits carefully packed. Monday ' s early " rev " showed us it wasn ' t to be all fun; yet every one set cheerfully to work to get off as quickly as possible. Now came that eleven drag. Down the " River Division, " up the " Gordonsville Division, " etc. It seemed endless, but finally we rolled acro ss the Potomac and forgot our weariness, lost in admiration of the scene that presented itself — Washington in all its glory of beautiful buildings and charm- ing parks. Now the time passed quickly. We were soon in the depot, had detrained, and were on our way to the " new " barracks. Cheerful greetings came from all sides and the holiday spirit seemed to prevail everywhere. The Old Masonic Temple, covering F and 9th streets, was to be our quarters. When we arrived here and heard the " old " yell sent up by the alunuii in front of the building, it gave us a glad home feeling. We were in the building with a rush, and in an incredibly short time hurried out in two ' s and three ' s, diked in coatees and with all signs of the trip removed. Then began the good time. After a hasty survey of the town, a large majority of the cadets d rifted in to see the " Pink Lady, " which after Lex- ington operas seemed superb. It was then nearly twelve, and officially our txin was to stop verj shortly. Fate, however, provided fire escapes, back stairs, etc. and even unto a late hour gray shadows could be seen hurrying to and fro. After six hours on the hard floor, reveille was welcomed. Eleven o ' clock soon slipped around and we diked for the parade. Colonel Eglin made a short but rousing speech and we marched to our place of waiting. That is certainly the name for it — a place of waiting — for on that spot did we abide for nearly five houi-s with nothing to do but review militia. All things have 137 an end, however, and finally came our turn. As we wheeled out into the avenue our weariness was forgotten, for we were here to uphold the glory of our school. Every man felt the thrill as the band played " Dixie, " and the densely packed crowds on either side became surging seas of enthusiasm. On past the Capitol we went, past the Peace Monument and the Treasury, until at last we turned into full view of the reviewing stand. None of us will ever forget the feeling when at " Eyes Left " we received President Wilson ' s Smile of welcome. An- other few squares and we were reviewed by General Wood, after which we turned our weary footsteps homeward. Realizing that only a few short hours remained, the men quickly changed their dikes and in a short time were once more in pursuit of the undiscovered delights of the city. Suffice it to say, that it was one continual round of pleas- ures until nine-thirty the next morning, when we tearfully bade farewell to OUT charming hostess in holiday attire. The return trip was hard, but every one accepted it cheerfully, being too busy discussing the " incidents " to feel it a hardship. Altogether it was a delightful break in the monotony of the year, and for all of us has made pages in our history which we shall never forget. HBlttJUfiBHBH jB) --t - ' li m BfcgaE si ' i! 1 ■pr Br 1 Washington, D. C. Mar. , 9 3. 138 Headquarters VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE December 19, 1912. GENERAL ORDERS, No 61 1. It becomes the sad duty of the Superintendent to announce to otlicers and cadets the death of Mr. T. S. Wintfield, for a period of nearly fifty years bandsman and bushelman at the Virginia Military Institute. Mr. Wintfield ' s death occurred at six o ' clock on the evening of the 18th instant. This announcement will occasion sorrow and distress to thousands (if graduates and eleves of this institution. Mr. WintfieM was thrown in intimate relations with all cadets attending the Institute during his connection with it. As fifer of the corps his name will suggest at once to thousands of old cadets the reveille and the tattoo, and as bushelman they " " ill recall his many courtesies and kindnesses. Before entering the Institute he was in the Marine service of the United States. As soldier, as sailor, as a man, he was faithful, and here he set an example of consci- entious, faithful performance of daily duties, which has helped in no small measure to mould the successful career of many young men who have [lassed through the courses of instruction given here. Mr. Wintfielil was respected, honored and beloved. We shall miss his familiar face and his courteous, kindly salutations. His calls to us to the reveille are over, llis own call to the greater reveille has just sounded. 2. As a token of respect to this faithful servitor and friend, let the Hags, state and national, be displayed at half-mast untU after his funeral. 3. A detail of two squads under the conmiand of a sergeant, accom- [■aiiiecl by the post band will attend his funeral. By command of BRi(i. DiER-GENERAL Nichols, (Sig) M. F. Edw. rd.s, Coptmn mid Adjiitiiiit, I ' . M. I. 140 Resume SHE athletic year of 1912-1913, which is now a thing of the past, was, probably, from all points of view, one of the most successful in the history of the Institute; successful not only from ■MBt jT the point of view of large scores and number of ' JjQCiw games actually won, but, far more important, from the point of view of clean athletics and true sports- manship. With all teams made up of absolutely bona fide players and with only 350 cadets to draw from, the Institute has met the representative teams of the South in all branches of sport and has bravely held her own. The histories of the various branches will ap- pear on following pages. The victory over Univer- sity of Virginia in football, and Lynchburg Y. M. (. ' . A. in basketball, were the crowning events in those two branches. The baseball team, just opening its season, has brilliant prospects and bids fair to uphold this year ' s proud record. Tennis and track are coming into greater prominence, and will attain their proper place in athletics here in the near future. Gymnasium has always held a high place here, and this year ' s team, from present prospects, will eclipse all others in this branch. Never before have class athletics played such an important role as this year. The inter class contests in all the major sports have been keen, and never before have more cadets been actively engaged in some branch of athletics than in this year of j ' ears, 1912-1913. It is, then, with a feeling of satisfaction, that we review our athletic record. Too much praise cannot be given to the Coaches, who have made our record so satisfying. In football, Captain Brumniage, Dick Hager, Eev. Oscar Randolph, Colonel Wise, Henry Poague and Tom Poague, gave the best that was in them, and the team ' s record tells how well they did their work. In basketball, gymnasium, tennis and track, Captain Brummage has been faithful and untiring in his efforts to make all a success. Coach Peterson, veteran catcher of the Boston Americans, a crack player, an expert coach, and a favorite with the players, has already worked wonders with the baseball squad, and under his wise management the team promises to be a sure success. Being coached by such men as these, what else could the teams do but win? Captain Brummage 142 N beginning this unpretentious account of the bootball season of 1912-1913 at V. M .1. I shall content myself with one apology, where many might well be made. If in any case I shall fail to give credit where credit is due, may the reader ascribe such failure to lack of expert knowledge rather than to wilful omission. When Captain Moore issued a call for candidates early in September there was a tremendous response from the cadet corps and as many as seventy men were seen on the field at one time. But, in looking over all this wealth of material, we looked in vain for several well-known faces of former years and we realized that an end, a tackle, a center, a guard and a quarter must be developed and that the vacant places were going to be hard to fill. However, with Captain Brum- mage in charge, ably assisted by Colonel Wise, Mr. Randolph, Captain Poague and Captain Kinsolving, the available material was rapidly whipped into shape. On September 28th, we lined up against Hampden-Sidney College and the score of 27 to in our favor indicated that we had made some finds. Patterson, who had been a brilliant back for two seasons past was tried at center and held down the job like a veteran. Kingman had been switched from half to quarter and Youell from end to tackle. Cammer, at guard, began to show what 155 pounds of bra Ti, combined with brains, could do, even in the line. Altogether, the football cranks began to cheer up and expect things. The next game, with the Richmond Medical students, showed marked improvement in team work and it also showed that the redoubtable Moore had added another ac- complishment to his already long list — that of playing quarter-back. His run of eighty yards through the entire opposing team was a feature. Youell and Bain also showed up well. The game with Gallaudet, on October 12th, gave us the first real test of the season and the score of 26 to 6 Captain Moore in our favor does not show what a hard-fought battle it 145 Leech was. Tlie lioys from Kendall Green played with great spirit and dash and the result was distinctly gratifj-ing to onr coaches. This game showed that in Burress we had another back little inferior to the best. His two long runs were features. Beasley and Colnirn also broke into J» Jl the game and showed up well in the line. 3 IjJ I About this time the coaches began to make special ■1 " " ' efforts for the Virginia game. Dick Hagar, ' 09, who had »3[ ' fl made a wonderful record at Vanderbilt and Amherst arrived, and his vim and enthusiasm proved contagious. Ill response to an emergency call, " Bully " Poague, an old reliable end and captain of the team of ' 08- " 09, came up to try and show the ends how to smash Virginia ' s interference. On the afternoon of the 19th of October, as we drove out to Lambeth Field, our hearts were tilled with mixed emotions. Some of us who had followed the team for years, remembered times when victory trembled in the lialance, only to have fortune, that fickle jade, desert us at the critical moment. And then we remembered those days of bitter defeat when, outweighed and outplayed, only that grand old V. M. I. fighting spirit had kept defeat from being converted into utter rout ; and look- ing back on these days we felt that whatever the score in tiiis day ' s game, we would have naught to be ashamed of at the close. When we saw the weight of our opponents. compared with our light team, our spirits fell. But after the first kick-off we knew it would be a close game and as time wore on we felt that our day of victory had come at last. 1 sliall not attempt to descrilie the game in deta ' l and tell how that grand old Roman of football, " Red " Moore, played havoc with the Virginia line and helped to stop every play of his opponents. But I must mention that 30-yard run of his after the first few plays, which told us we had an offense which Virginia could not stop ; and who that saw it will ever forget that long end run by Kingman tliat opened tlie way for our first touchdown? Kin an 146 Patterson And who will forget how Leech, Bain and Burress hit the line, ran the ends and cut down the opposing taeklers ' In speaking of the work of our line, one incident will show the material they were made of. In the third quar- ter Virginia came back strong and carried the ball to onr four-yard line. Here four trials availed nothing against that stone wall line, but a technical ruling gave the ball to our opponents for four more trials. When the last scrimmage was untangled the ball was six yards from our line. It was worth going far to see Patterson put it over Wood, last year ' s All South- Atlantic center. The work of Richards and Lowery at end was superb and the Vir- ginia backs never got past the line of scrimmage with any interference left. At tackle Youell and Clarkson, the veterans, along with Somers, added new laurels to those they had already won, by smearing the opposing line. Gutierrez, Cammer and Beasley, guards, delighted the watchers on the side lines by the way thej ' handled theii- burly antagonists. At last the sun, which had seemed to hang stationary in the heavens, sank low and the game was ours by a score of 19 to 0. Then it was that our alumni rushed from the stands and literally carried the team from the field. Thus ended the greatest game of football the writer has ever seen, after follo wing the game for twenty years. I cannot leave this game without referring to the delightful treatment we received on this as well as other occasions from the students of the university. Here ' s to you, Virginia ! Magnanimous in victory and manly in defeat, may you never lose to any team but V. il. I. The home coming of the team after this game was an event in itself. It is doubtful if the Sless Hall ever before saw such a repast as was served to the team, and, I am glad to say, to the camp followers as well, by an enthusiastic cadet corps. There was good cheer in greatest al)undance and when the ravenous appetites had Gntierrez 147 been satisfied, the leaders iu the great deeds of the day before told how it had all happened. It is such treatment on the part of the corps, win or lose, that softens the sting of defeat and makes such victories possible. The next Saturday was spent in idleness, as the game scheduled for this date had been cancelled. On November 2, we won a hard fought game from Ken- tucky State University in Lexington, Ky., by the score of 3 to 2. We outplayed the Kentuckians and gained vastly more ground than they, but a fumble or some other accident always happened at the critical moment and prevented a toueh- Clarkson Richards down. After having two points scored against us as the result of a safety, Moore came to the rescue and kicked a goal from placement. In the long run this game proved very disastrous, for it crippled our team so that they went down before St. John ' s College in the next game, by a score of 25 to 3. This was a most un- fortunate game and spoiled an otherwise perfect record for the season. Without seeking to detract from the splendid work of St. John ' s, it is but simple justice to the V. M. I. team to say that we went into the game with a patched up team. We had still further bad luck in that Leech, the only man behind the line who 148 was uot already hurt, was laid out iu the first quarter. Our line, as usual, was impregnable, but St. John ' s use of the forward pass was bewildering and this, coupled with the fact that our men in the l)ack field could hardly walk, much less run, produced the disastrous result. Next week, with a team that was still far from its old form, we won from Roanoke College, 34 to 3. In th ' s gamg Youell showed his versatility by putting up a splendid game at full back. As a r esult of the St. Johns game, Johns Hopkins began to entertain Lowery As a result of the St. John ' s game, Johns Hopkins began to entertain defeated them only 27 to 7. On paper it looked like an even proposition, but those of us who knew the conditions realized that the Baltimoreans did not have a chance. So, on Thanksgiving Daj- we wound up the season in good shape by winning from Johns Hopkins by a score of 21 to 0. The game was played in a biting wind which made accurate handling of the ball impossible, wliieh accounts for the small score. As it was, the game ended with the ball in our possession on Johns Hopkins ' three-yard line. On this trip we were royally entertained by the alumni of Baltimore and Washington. Mr. W. " W. Brown, 149 who is a most loyal V. M. I. man, although we have uot the pleasure of counting him as an actual matriculate, entertained the whole team at his beautiful place in Washington during their entire stay. A very enjoyable smoker was given by the Baltimore alumni the evening after the game. Thus ended one of the most successful football seasons we have ever had at V. M. I. We believe this is but the promise of better things to come. How- ever, as we look towards the immediate future we are confronted by the fact that we will lose by graduation this year, Moore, Leech, Kingman, Patterson and Gutierrez. The tirst three, with Bain, composed what competent critics have declared to be the best set of backs that has ever represented V. M. I. — certainly the best in the past twelve years. Patterson is in class A wlieu it comes to filling the pivot position, and in addition he was right in the class with the other three as a back until the coaches were compelled to use him to fill a vacancy at center. Gutierrez has been one of our most consistent line men and he has yet to meet the guard who could open holes through his position. May the self sacrifice and devotion to duty of these men while in school Ije prophetic of their success in the great game of life. I call attention to these losses not to discourage the men of next year ' s team, but to encourage them to greater efforts by pointing to good examples. Next year promises to be a vital one in our athletic history. We have a heavy schedule 150 Si lsK of games and if we can continue tiie succetis of tliis year tlie future of footliall at V. M. I. will be assured for years to come. The games with A. a nd M. College of North Carolina in Richmond, and with V. M. I. in Roanoke, give us a chance to put athletics here on a sound financial basis. If we win these games or even play to close scores we will be assured of a large attendance at these games in future years. So, let every cadet constitute himself a committee of one to bring about this result by his services on the gridiron, or, if this is not possible, by his loyal support of the team in other ways. If you haven ' t the pliysicjue to play football yourself see if you cannot induce some of your friends of sturdy build to accompany you back to V. M. I. next fall. If so, you will have the satisfaetioy of knowing that you have helped the Cadet Corps and at the same time you wil- have conferred a lasting benefit upon a friend by directing him to V. M. I. For the Virginia Military Institute is a real democracy where a man stands on his own merits and whose liighest rewards go to the worth.y — not necessarily to those who have been favored by wealth or by social position. With the earnest support of the Cadet Corps and the alumni and under the able leadership of Rice Youell, we may safely predict great things for the . " all ff 1913. 151 FOOTBALL COACHES FOOTBALL SCENES Football Chronicle .... Captain CHAELES E. MOORE j , L. SAUNDERS CxEROW .■,■.■ .■j.;,,i.,f«„t Manager K. 0UVALL SCOTT CAPTAIN ALPHA BRUMMAGE j Coaches RICHARD B. HAGER Rev. Oscar W. Ranaolph ASSISTANT COACHES Capt. H. G. Poague Col. J. C. Wise THE TEAM S. L. Lowry. Left End B. B. Clarkson Left Tackle C. R. Camrner] gf Guard O. H. Beasley j| M. G. Patterson Center V. Gutierrez Right Guard R. M. Youell Eight Tackle J. N. Richards Right End M. H. Kingman Quarterback L. L. Leech Right Halfback C. E. Moore Full Back J. M. Bain Left Halfback SUBSTITUTES Merry, H. 1911 Sept. 29 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 18 Nov. 30 Coburn At Lexington V. M. At Lexington. ...... .V. M. At Lexington V. M. At Lexington V- M. At Charlottes -ille. .. .V. M. At Lexington V. M. At Lexington V. M. At Roanoke V- M. 38. Marshall, S. . Roller ' s f 1 5 Davidson ] (j North Carolina A. and M. 1 2.5 Randolph-Macon 1 6 Virginia 1 38 Richmond College 1 80 Catholic University . St. John ' s 203 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 ov. 27 27 Hampden-Sidney 30 Richmond Medical College. 26 Gallaudet 19 Virginia At Lexington V. M. I. At Lexington V. M. I. At Lexington V. M. I. At Charlottesville V. M. I. At Lexington, Kv. . . .V. M. 1 3 University of Kentucky. At Lexington V. M. 1 3 St. John ' s At Lexington V. M. 1 34 Roanoke College At Baltimore V. M. 1 21 Johns Hopkins 155 To the Scrub When your heart is sad The last practice is o ' er, Anil you shed those togs You ' ll don no more; When you ' ve worked four years Just to make that team. And now forgotten Your efforts seem ; Beaten out, though You ' ve done all you could, By a man, well, no better. Maybe not as good ; When the coach leaves you out On the final trip, You grab each player ' s hand With a manly grip; With a friendly smile Look them straight in the eye. Saying, " Good luck — fight like hell For old V. M. 1., ' ' YOU ' RE A MAN, BY GOD, YOU ' EE A MAX. E. B. H., ' 09. 156 W.X.lsvreK— O DESPITE the number of handicaps under which the team of 1912 worked, the se ason was far from a failure. The first and greatest was the loss of Captain A. A. Owen who was confined to his room and bed during the entire season. His absence from the initial sack was a loss from which the team did not recover. His place as Captain was very ably taken by " Wash " Reed who made a very good one. With his endless chatter and untiring efforts to make the team a winner, his place will be hard to fill. The next handicap was the lack of seasoned pitching material. Leech and Throckmorton of the team of 1911 were the only old men out for that position at the beginning of the season. A bad arm soon put Leech out of the running and his loss was greatly felt. Later in the season " Red " Moore came out and gave his valuable services and pulled the team out of some very bad holes. Hard luck attended the team from the very beginning and stayed until the end. The first three games lost were given away on easy chances following stops, throws and run which were of big league calibre. After dropping several of the first games, the team struck a good stride and held it until just before the last three games, when things broke badly again. The season ' s record shows seven won and nine lost. While the larger number were on the lost side yet there were on the ' ' win ' ' side some victories, the consolation from which will be ' ' healing balm ' ' for many days to come. The victories over St. John ' s and the second game with V. M. I. greatly offset the string of defeats and really showed the normal strength of the team. Together with these the victories over South Carolina and West Virginia showed that the team could at least do things sometimes. Lack of earl} ' season practice due to existing conditions and the inevitable " slump " were the causes of the large number of our defeats. As before stated " Wash " Reed captained the team and received behind the bat. " Shady " ' Grove who had always worked in this position was shifted to first base, and there always played a steady game. At second base 159 Captain Bryiin Henry Bryan and Foster Witt divided the honors, both playing well. Creswell at shortstop was easily the star of the team; with that ever-present smile and Irish fighting spirit he was continually pulling off almost impossible plays On account of a bad arm Henry Bryan had to vacate third base to " Rush " Miller after the first few games. However, the latter part of the season Bryan was able to return to this positiou, where he remained during the remainder of the games. Clarkson corralled everything in left field and did it well. " Blinks ' " rarely let anything go over any part of the parapet. Dickens, Leech and Moore alternated in the center garden and all performed very creditably. Sewell held down right field throughout every inning of the season. Scott, utility infielder, ii ii II showed up very well, and Watt and Cox pitched very good ball, promising to make good in another season. " Rip ' Smith and Welsh tried their hand at pitching also and worked very hard on the sijuad. Stewart, judging from the siiowing he made when called on to relieve Grove at first, showed that he could handle the initial sack as well as a regular. Only one trip was made and that to Lynchburg and Roanoke, playing y. P. I. at both places. The showing the men made at Lynchburg was poor, but the .second game, at Roanoke, sparkled with good plays. Moore held the Techs to three runs and a few scratch hits while Bryan and Creswell pulled off some great fielding. 160 Joe Dalton and Billy Bowles held down the financial side of the season. On the whole, the team was, perhaps, the best hitting team that V. M. I. has ever had. At no time were the opponents certain that the cadets would not start a batting rally which would mean a victory for them. The batting record shows that several were over the three hundred class of hitters and that some of them ran into the four hundred class. The season of 1912 is now a thing of the past, and all eyes are turned toward what the future has in store for baseball at the Institute. With a strong schedule and prospects of a strong team to back it up, hopes were never better than for next season of 1913. Many of last year ' s " vets " are back, and the " rats " promise to give many new men who will soon turn into seasoned players And the whole cadet corps, giving their support in a way that only " rooters " know, predict that only success in the highest degree will follow old Red, White and Yellow. Manager Bowles 161 Baseball Chronicle HENRY T. BRYAN Captain WILLIAM B. BOWLES Manager CAMILLUS CHRISTIAN Assistant Manager CAPTAIN ALPHA BRUMJrAGE Coach THE TEAM Hudson ) „., , ] Catchers Pitts, L.l Gerow " | Pitts, J. I Watt j- PitcliPis Leech Cox J Stuart First Base McCormick Second Base Bryan, H Third Base Creswell Shortstop Clarkson Left Field Gillespie ( ' enter Field Sewell Right Field SUBSTITUTES Clarke, C. .Miller, R. R ' ohards, J. Scott, K. U ' Itxmaii Brjan, I). 27 At Lexington V. M. 1 5 Dean Academy 13 30 At Lexington V. M. 1 5 Hampden-Sidney 18 April 3 At Lexington V. M. 1 9 St. John ' s G 4 At Lexington V. M. 1 8 Rutger ' s College 11 6 At Lynchburg V. M. 1 3 V. P. 1 13 8 At Roanoke V.M.I 7 V.P.I 3 12 At Lexington V. M. 1 4 Washington College 3 13 At Lexington V. M. 1 5 University of S. C 1 16 At Lexington V. M. 1 13 Western Maryland 10 20 At Lexington V. M. 1 Catholic University 3 24 At Lexington V. M. 1 6 Richmond College 4 27 At Lexington V. M. 1 6 University of W. Va 3 30 At Lexington V. M. 1 2 Trinity College 8 May 2 At Lexington V. M. 1 4 Guilford College 5 May 9 At Lexington V. M. 1 3 Morris Harvey 5 162 AT the close of the most successful football season we have kuown iu years all interest centered in the basketball prospects. These were bright indeed, for the entire Varsity S(|uad of last year were back, except Ewing, ' 12. Early in November practice was begun, and the team showed up so well that a heavy schedule was arranged. The season opened on January fourth when we defeated on our own floor the Lynchburg Y. M. C. A., for two years the champions of the State. Un- doubtedly it was the best game ever seen here, being clean, fast and aggressive. The final score, 24-22, indicated how hard earned our victory was. The next game was with the University of South Carolina. Although they put up a game fight they were easily out-classed and were lucky to escape with no worse defeat than 26-13. Leech appeared in the game for the first time of the season aud did splendid work. Next, with fear and trembling, came Roanoke College. They seemed to know that defeat was to be their lot, and played accordingly. They took the count 44-6. In the second half the entire (juint was replaced by the scrubs, who continued the good work right to the end. Next came the towering farmers from North Carolina A. and M. Although we defeated them 55-6, the score does not do justice to the game fight the visitors put up. Our team worked perfectly and no team could have stopped them that night. Ewing featured in this game ith 25 points to his credit. Lowery also ran the floor in great style. Now comes a sad chapter in the season ' s history. Our team departed for foreign fields. At Annapolis, St. John ' s easily defeated us 48 — 10. Then began the return towards Lexington which might be likened to Napoleon ' s retreat from Moscovv ' . On the banks of the Potomac after a stub- born defense we were defeated by the forces of Georgetown. Then again, oi, e outskirts of Charlottesville were we humbled. The University of Virginia, still stinging from the defeat of the fall, retaliated by running up 38 points to our 15. The team cannot be blamed for the poor sho%ving on In the first game they were forced to play on a strange floor after a terrible all-day trip. That knocked them out of condition, and they were unable to regain form, as the days were spent in travel and each night they Captain Ewing this trip, however. 165 played a game. The game at Georgetowu should have been ours, aud we should have given Virginia a close run for her mouey. As soon as they got home, however, the old time form returned, and after only two days rest we easily defeated V. P. I. by a score of 31-18 in a rough, hard fought game. Clarkson, the old reliable, was very much in evidence, aud his perfect guarding kept down the visitor ' s score. Remembering the score of two years ago, the Varsity went after Trinity dth a vengeance and trimmed them to perfection. The game was fast and exciting, every man seeming to be at his best. Ewing featured by throwing 14 fouls out of 17 chances. Hardaway showed up exceptionally well in this game with a beautiful game at guard. Next from the territory ' of the enemy came George Washington Uni- versity. They put up the best team work, and did the best passing, seen on our floor this year, but, to no avail. We sent them to the path of the predecessors liy 25 — 12. Leech and Clarkson ran the floor in great stlye after breaking up wiiat seemed to be sure goals. Virginia Christian College from the Hill City next w nt down before the Varsity to the tune of 48 — 6. In the latter part of this game the Varsity men gave way to the scrubs, who handled them ei|ually as well. Then came the real disappointment of the season when St. John ' s again defeated us 24 — 20. They seem to be the " hoodoo " and meet us under the most unfavorable conditions. Still we would not detract from their victory. The game was fast and hard, but clean throughout. We were in the lead at the close of the first half by a score of 11 — 10, but four baskets were slipped over in quick succession, and we were unable to overtake the lead and so died fighting, having met in our last game of the season the only defeat on our home floor. Thus ends the most successful basketball season V. M. I has ever known, financially as well as victoriously. Flannagan arranged a fine schedule and managed the team well. Ewing as captain handled the team well, and too iiuich credit cannot be given him for the way he worked. His basket shooting was also quite a factor. Leech as a running mate was also there with the goods. He seemed to be all over the floor at all times and his lightning speed played him in good stead. Lowery with his brilliant dribbling, won a name for himself. He was wisely chosen captain for the next year, and a better man could not he found. Clarkson was a regular guardian angel of the visitors ' goal; always steady, always cool, he was a big factor in our victories. Stroud at center played an excellent game and made many field goals. Hardaway was ever ready to fill a position at guard and always gave a good account of himself. Schillig and Batten had a number of chances to fill one or the other of the forward posi- tions and always played good ball. We cannot close without a word of praise for the scrubs, the men who toiled day in and day out to help the team and V. M. I. Those deserving special mention are Cunningham, Holderby, Schmitt, Beasley, Fetterolfe and Cofer. 166 Basketball Chronicle JOHX D. EWIXCx Captain COKE FLANNAGAN Manager T. STOKES ADAMS Assistant Manager CAPTAIN ALPHA BRUMMAGE Coach THE TEAM Right Forward Ewing, D. Left Forwards Leech, Schillig Centers Stroud, Batten Right Guards Clarkson. Hardaway Left Guard Lovrerv SUBSTITUTES Holderby, Cunningham, Schmidt, Fetterolfe Manager Flannagan Jan. 4 At Lexington .... ...V.M.I ....24... .Ian. 11 At Lexington .... ...V.M.I ....26... Jan. IS At Lexington .... ...V.M.I 44 Jan. 25 At Lexington .... ...V.M.I . . . .55 . . . . Jan. 28 At Annapolis .... ...V.M.I ....10.... .Ian. 29 At Washington .... ...V.M.I ....11.... .Ian. 30 At Charlottesville ...V.M.I ....15.... Feb. 1 At Lexington .... ...V.M.I ....31.... Feb. 5 At Lexington .... ...V.M.I ....28.... Feb. 12 At Lexington .... ...V.M.I ....28.... Feb. 22 At Lexington .... ...V.M.I 48 Mar. 1 At Lexington .... TOTALS ...V.M.I ....20.... ...337 .Lynchburg Y. M. C. A.. .University of 8. C. ... .Roanoke College .North Carolina A. - M. .St. John ' s . Georgetown .LTniversity of Virginia .V. P. I . Trinity .George Washington ... .Va. Christian College . .St. .Tohu ' s 167 Track Team GEORGE D. WILTSHIRE Captain CALVIN SATTERFIELD Manager B. F. DAWES Assistant Manager CAPTAIN ALPHA BRUMMAGE Coach Allison, W. AVERIL Braxton bushnell Carson, C. Etheridge SQUAD EWING, J. D. Hardaway Hix, C. Hordebn Marshall, S. Randolph Shufeldt 168 Relay Team GEORGE D. WILTSHIRE Captain CALVIN SATTERFIELD Manager B. P. DAWES Assistant Manager CAPTAIN ALPHA BRUMMAGE Coach THE TEAM Hardaway, B. H. Marshall, S. Randolph, B. Shufeldt, F. a. 169 )ln)-T © THIS branch of athletics has had little encouragemeut in com- parison with the others, up to last year. Before this, men had been giving up their time and working hard just to do their little stunts in the exhibits, where they were applauded if everything went well and applauded more if they didn ' t go well. At last the Athletic Association cast a sympathetic eye on gymnastics and saw fit to improve the sport and reward the men by offering several G. T. monograms in addition to the two full ones heretofore given. The result was a lively interest in the work and an excellent team. Tlie Army Inspector was very much pleased with the April exhibition, for the team wa s in good form even though they had had very little practice. After the army inspection was over, work begau in interest for the final exhibit. The time for this rolled around at last. With some fear and trembling the gymnasium team trotted out before the calio and home-folks, to dive, flip, twist, and turn, for their amusement. The pyramids were built and destroyed, Jennings tied himself in two or three knots and untied again, Jim Miller did the giant swing a couple of times, and many other interesting feats were accomplished without mishap. The visitors seemed delighted at the showing made, and the exhibition was a great success. Full monograms were awarded to Shotwell and .lenniugs, while Dillard, Christian, Miller, Rentz, Rountree, and Jones, received G. T. monograms. Soon after everything was over, the gymnasium team met for the purpose of choosing their captain for the next year. Everyone agreed that Jennings was the man for the job, and he was unanimously elected. From the interest lie has already shown in this kind of work he will certainly make a good leader. So far the outlook this year has lieen very gooil imleed. To the first call for practice over twenty men responded, among whicli were several promising ' ' rats, ' ' and it is believeil that this year ' s gymnasium team will surpass all previous ones. Captain Jennings 171 lOR several years past tenuis has had a struggling existence among the various branches of athletics at V. M. I. owing to the inadequate facilities in this sport, and until this year there has been prac- tically no interest at all taken in it. A movement for its betterment was begun last season, but unfortunately this was halted by the destruction of the new courts almost Ijefore they were completed in order to make way for an extensive athltic field, and once more hope had to be abandoned. However, the instigators were not disheart- ened by the failure of their cherished plans, and with the construction of more courts to replace those destroyed, enthusiasm has again been aroused. Under able management a Tennis Club has been organized, and, although no active tield work has been possible during the winter months, interest has been at fever heat throughout, and every one has waited with the greatest of anticipation for the opening of the season. The courts, owing to their newness, have delayed this to a certain extent, and the men have been unable to get into form as early as they might otherwise have done, but with the promising material on hand it is expected that a team of which any school might well be proud will be sent out to represent V. M. I. in her newest field of athletic activities. An excellent schedule of turnaments with various schools and colleges through- out this section of the country has been arranged, including a few days ' trip for the team, and after such an auspicious beginning it is confidently expected that in a few years ' time the teams turned out by the Institute will be more than able to do their share in holding up and adding to the reputation gained in other sports by the wearers of the Red, White and Yellow. Captain Merry 173 Wearers of the V. M. I. Moore ' 13 " Kingman ' 13 T atterson ' 13 Leech ' 13 -kjutierrez ' 13 J-, Youell ' 14 iClarkson ' 14 " Lowry ' 14 Richards ' 14 Bnrress ' 14 Cammer ' 15 Beasley ' 15 Sommers ' 15 Merry, H. ' 15 Gerow, Manager Owen ' 12 Throckmorton ' 12 Grove ' 12 Reed ' 12 Witt ' 12 Witt ' 12 Moore ' 13 Bryan ' 13 Creswell ' 13 Clarkson ' 14 SeweU ' 14 Miller ' 14 Dickens ' 14 Dalton, Manager BASKET BALL Ewing, D. ' 13 Leech ' 13 Stroud ' 13 Hardaway ' 13 Lowry ' 14 Clarkson ' 14 Schillig ' 13 Flannagan, Manager GYMNASIUM Shotwell Jennings 175 913 Athletics FROM an athletic standpoint the class of 1913 is a decided success. You may read elsewhere of our numerous and brilliant ' ' Varsity stars, ' ' and the members of our class teams most successfully followed their example. Since class athletics was rejuvenated two years ago, we have lost only one championship out of the five that have been played, won two, tied with 1912 in baseball last year, who for some reason refused to play it off, and are now on the high road towards winning the basketball series for the second time. Last year, 1912, in football, with a vastly heavier team, won from us by the small score of 5 to 3. This year, with practically the same team, we easily dis- posed of all comers, never having to exert ourselves to the limit, our opponents being able to invade our territory only once during the entire series. Our line while light, was the most aggressive in school, not as many as six first downs being made against them during the season. The backfield so far outclassed all others in every department that three of them were unanimously chosen for the all-class team. In basketball, with a light, fast team, we easily walked away with the championship last year, and are practically assured of doing the same again this sea- son. In the two series played we have lost only two games, one each year, both by the narrow margin of two points, and by some freak of fortune, the teams that defeated us were the weakest in the lot, only winning a single game in the entire series. The baseball cup was kept from us last spring only by the class of 1912 refusing to play us for the championship after we had tied with them for the lead. This year, although both of our twirlers have graduated to the Varsity, the remainder of the team is back in full force, and the honors which we were ' ' rolled ' ' out of before, will certainly be ours this year, if hard work can win them. 176 914 Athletics IB HI ISTORY repeats itself. ' ' Never was trite say- lyi ing more justifiable for, as to results, the Inl 1912 class football series was an exaet replica ' " of that of 1911. Three times did Fourteen and Fifteen clash on the gridiron, and not untU the last game did Fourteen rise in her might to squelch the championship pretentions of the (mean?) third class. The first two games were hard fought, Fourteen ' s strong line counterbalancing Fifteen ' s fast backfield. The scores were 6-6 and 0-0, respeet- tively. But in the last game, after repeatedly hold- ing Fifteen within our own twenty yard line, Four- teen advanced the ball to the enemy ' s ten yard line on line plunges and end runs. A beautiful for- ward pass at this time thrown directly into the waiting hands of Clement behind the goal netted the only score of the game, Fourteen winning, 7-0. A short time afterward we ourselves were defeated by the superior teamwork of the first class. This sent our hopes of winning the 1912 class champ- ionship spinning, but left us with the determination to keep up the record of the last two years, that of winning the cup when first classmen. Our line was our strong point throughout the season as is shown by the fact that all five representatives on the all-class team from our class were line men. In basketball we were by no means so prominent, starting the season with all of last year ' s regulars absent, we lost every game; yet the improvement was BO marked towards the last that we have great hopes for next year. - ' , . Baseball is yet to come, and as we have lost only two men from last year s nine, we will certainly strive hard to wipe out that sentimental 10 mnmg defeat of last season. 915 Athletics T is a difficult task to tell of the class athletic feats of the Class of 1915, not because there is a lack of achievement on its part, but because of the difficulty in deciding what deserves just notice. We are third classmen and of course are in better training than any of the other classes. This is due to the fact that we are constantly running from the 0. D. and in walking P. D. ' s. The results of this training are shown by our representatives on the Varsity teams. In class athletics, we have so far failed to win any championships, but we never have been out-classed in any game. When we were " rats, " the first class were victorious over us in football, but only after we had put up a game fight. This year we had a splendid team and played the heavier and more experienced second classmen to a tie in two desperately fought games. They finally triumphed over us by a single touchdown. The strength of our team is shown by the fa. ' t that three of our men were chosen for the all- class team. In basketball we easily disposed of 1914 clearly showing our superiority over them in every depart- ment of the game. We lost to 1913 only after giving them the scare of their lives and forcing them to play their best to the last whistle. Our prospects for a championship baseball team are bright and if we do not win, it will not be for want of effort on our part. 916 Class Athletics As an athletic class 1916 was far from being a suc- cess, not only in Varsity but also in class athletics. In football, although as usual the scrubs were made largely of rats, not a single one succeeded in making his monogram, and the same thing happened in basketball. From the present outlook, however, there seems to be a good chance for redeeming ourselves in baseball, as some of our members are showing up excel- lently in practice. In class athletics we were a little more prominent. In football we were quite easily defeated by the first class, but by means of two well-executed forward passes, man- aged to slip over a touchdown on them, something no other team succeeded in doing. We failed to get a man on the aU-class team however. In basketball we did still better and although our championship aspirations were again killed by the first class we quite easily defeated the second class, and tied up with the third class for second honors. In baseball we expect to do even better, and we are sure that next year when our old hoodoo, 191.3, has left, we will win at least one championship. HFiifF 179 0- ' The New Athletic Field [HE long anticipated and long deferred luxury of all followers of V. M. I. athletics is no longer a dream of the future but a realization of the present. Probably for many years before Hunter ' s raid the athletic battles of the Institute have been fiercely waged on the southwest end of the parade ground, and even though there may be, and is, much sentiment attached to the old field, there is also much rejoicing in the hearts of the alumni and the corps over the possession of a new athletic field, worthy of the warriors who battle on its surface. The new field is situated in the rear of Colonel Pendleton ' s quarters and is in realty a southwest extension of the old parade ground, taking in a part of the cadet cemetery. The new field is two hundred by one hundred and twenty- five yards, well drained, settled and perfectly level, and it makes an excellent addition to the size and appearance of the parade ground. The construction of the field was left to Colonel Thomas A. Jones, professor of engineering at the Institute. He had for his assistant 0. M. Baldinger, distinguished gradu- ate of the class of nineteen hundred and ten, and to the combined and untiring efforts of these two is due the perfection of this work. To an observer before the beginning of the removal of the mass of rock covering the old site, the construc- tion of a field of this kind probably seemed a hopeless undertaking, but now it will be our pride, when our alumni and visitors are here finals, to point out to them, our latest improvement, which will, in future years, be of such a great l enefit to V. M. I. athletics. Although not in condition for use this year, the opening game of football for the season of 1913 will be played there and is looked forward to with much satisfaction bv all members of the team. 180 The Year ' s Trophies 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. 1910 T. S. Moseley, Virginia. 1908 J. E. Doyle, Virginia. 1911 C. E. Moore, Virginia. 1909 H. J. Porter, Alabama. 1912 A. A. Owen, Virginia. THE INTERCLASS FOOTBALL TROPHY Presented by Coach Alpha Brummage to the Champions of the iuterclass foot- ball series, and won by the team representing The Class of Nineteen Thirteen THE COMPANY RIFLE CLUB Awarded to the Company whose team makes the highest score in the annual Target Shoot and won by the team from Company " C " Private Amerine Corpor- l Easley C. Corporal Brown Corporal Sewell THE INDIVIDUAL RIFLE CUP Awarded to the cadet making the highest score in the annual Target Shoot and won by Corporal Easley C, Company " C " ' 181 OOULD the reader only turn back the wheel of time thirty-one years, he would probably ' interrupt a meeting of the sages and religious authorities of the country in a conference involving ;i very perplexing problem, the hypothesis of which, " How to reach the religious side of the corps through its own body, " was causing a frown of alarming proportions on the brow of this worthy grouji. The establishment of the Y. M. C. A. in the Institute in 1882, however, soon solved the problem, and in the thirty-one years of its existence here has been of inestimable benefit to the corps. In an institution of this kind, combining such rigid military discipline and academic duty, it is indeed hard for the average cadet to find time to meditate on the serious side of his life, his duty to his Creator. Thus lacking the refining touch of a mother ' s influence, the average cadet finds himself thoughtless in his language and morals to an extent that may cause those who do not know him well, his habits and cuttoms, to regard him as irreverent and irreligious. The V. M. C. A. here serves a double purpose, its object being to maintain as far as possible a religious feeling and to exert a religious and refining influence on the entire corps. Its p lan of campaign is along two general routes — regular Sunday night devotional services, to which speakers from all over the state are invited and secured, and Bible classes, conducted Ijy the officers of the association. Through the various conventions and conferences held during the college year, the association is kept in touch with the work as it is carried on in the state and in the South, sending five delegates to these conventions each year. These always return with new ideas and plans vith which to improve the work here. The Y. M. C. A. is indeed a wonderful and helpful work here and deserves the success it has attained. 182 ress ii£Qm«gfif ; 5 5== w BOARD OF EDITORS L. L. LEECH Editor-in-Chief W. A. RICHARDS Business Manager B. H. HARDAWAY Advertising Manager ASSOCIATES J. G. Allen D. L. Coulbourn J. D. Ewing L. S. Gerow H. S. Jackson A. McKinney E. W. McMilUn C. SatterfielJ BUSINESS ASSOCIATES C. K. Clarke D- M. Waddey 184 BOMB STAFF Li EDWYN WEST McMILLIN, 1913 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EDWARD JORDAN ERASER, 1913 BUSINESS MANAGER ASSOCIATES 1913 L. Saunders Gerow Averett McKinney Walter A. Richards Calvin Satterfield Lloyd L. Leech Henrt Averill Hancock Banning, Jr. William H. Clement Charles P. McCabe Alexander Galt Willard C. Brottn Benjamin A. Colonna Kenneth C. Root Charles H. Carson, 1915 187 The Cadet THERE is nothiug more essential to a successful school year than a good Cadet. Its mission is an important one, for it summarizes the weekly events and portrays to the alumni and the outside world the various activities at old V. M. I. This has been a banner year for the paper. It lias increased in size from a four to a six page issue ; its reading matter has been comprehensive and interesting, and its attractiveness been enhanced by frequent illustrations. These features alone are sufficient evidence of its success, but the staff has gone further ; they have, by means of striking editorials and constant appeal, been able to raise a larger subscription for athletics among the alumni than ever has been done before or was even hoped for. Thus we find it living up to its title of ' ' The Official Organ of Athletics " in such a way as to make it vital to the welfare of that branch of our school life. Too much credit cannot be given to the editor-in-chief and the business manager, for on their shoulders has fallen by far the greater part of the work. Their ' s is a thankless task. Continual toil week after week has been their lot, with no word of thanks and very few of praise. Still they have stuck diligently to their work, sacrificing all else to fulfill to the best of their ability, the trust imposed upon them by their Alma Mater. McMillen, by his careful selection of material and his able editorials, has never failed to turn out an attractive issue, while Frazer through constant effort has made the paper a financial suc- cess. A word of praise is also due the associate editors. They may be likened to file line men of a football team ; they are seldom called upon for spectacular work, but only through their constant endeavor is a successful year possible. Men in the lower classes have taken active interest in the Cadet and it will be with the greatest confidence that the present staff turns over the manage- ment to the class of 1914. There is little doubt but that they will continue the advancement of the paper both as a literary product and as a financial assistance to the athletics of V. M. 1. 188 Glossary B-ACHE To talk excessively against existing conditions. Bad Element Authority ' s pet name for " Good Fellows. " Beam, The The guiding light: hence Commandant of cadets. BiGUN A large size P. E. ice cream. Blue Book Orders Corps of Cadets, The New Testament of the official Bible. Bone To report for violation of the official Bible; To stud.y. Bomb A rapidly oxidizing combustible, the source of much joy and woe. Bootlick To curry favor with. B. P Battalion Parade. Brace An exaggerated position of " Attention " supposed to be taken by new cadets. B. R. C Breakfast Roll Call. B. S Flowery language. Bugle To keep working aimlessly at a problem at the blackboard until the bugle sounds. Bull Out To fail in classes. Bull Rat One turned back to the foiirth class. Bull Man .Lowest ranking man (class or office). Bust To plunge a cadet officer into despair by removing his chevrons. Butt Second hand cigarette. Buzzard One who does not give a cuss. By the Numbers.. ..Be careful, carefully. Calic(o) A kind of cloth; hence a young lady. Cat ' s Ankle Exceedingly keen. Choo Choo A game for rats in which they whistle for water — and get it. CiT A civilian. Confinement A period of meditation awarded cadet officers for their sins. Corp Corporal, the most important officer in the Corps. C. Q Call to Quarters, the time during which a cadet is supposed to study in his room. Crawl To ease out of; to haul over the coals in an uncomplimentary manner. 191 Crip Anythiug easy. Crumb To borrow without intention of returning. Cut Any method of deciding a thing by chance. Deck First chance on anythiug. A grudge. Dike To dress for a formation. The special costume for any formation. Drag To escort as: " To drag a chicken to tlie crawl " i. e., take a girl to a dance. (Apologies to Mr. Banning.) Drag A second hand whiflf on a cigarette. Dump To violently eject one from his hay. To empty dishes on the table (obselete). Fag To require a new cadet to perform services. Fall Out To leave duty wilfully or otherwise. Fin Out To assume the position of " Attention " when an old cadet enters the room — applying to rats. Fog To fool. Found To be declared deficient in studies. GiM Contraction of gimlet — " Old Sawbones " — the post surgeon Go Down On To appropriate the property of another. Gravy Something easy — to ride the gravy train — see crip. Growley Mess Hall Italian chop suey on toast and screened with onions. Hay The royal couch of Morpheus, the beloved of the embryo chemists. Hike Annual pack horse practice over the mountains. Hill Parade ground — athletic field — the bete noir of all hay lovers at 4 :00 P. M. Horse To make fun of, sometimes inducing incipient hydrophobia in the victim. Keydet Slang for cadet, a wicked specimen of humanity. ]VL x A perfect mark — a Jackson-Hope ' s daily attainment. Make Overs The reappointment and disappointment of officers. Microbe Something infinitely small and miserable as a carpet tack. hence a little tae. Military Eunning, that is, strict in the performance of duty. Mister The fjuintessence of politeness used in terming and ad- dressing rats. Nick The overlord at present wearing brigadier ' s stars. Often identified with " Auld Nick " and relegated to the place mentioned by Dante. 192 m! 0. C— Officer in charge, first aid to the deliiKiuency sheet. 0. D Officer of the day, Cadet Officer, king for a day. 0. G Officer of the guard; the 0. G. ' s prime minister. Old Lady Molly; an apparently prim cadet. Orderly The beam ' s and 0. D. ' s A. D. T. boy — cadet chambermaid. Parapet The declivity in front of barracks below which there are many forbidden paths. P. D Penalty drill — the beam ' s delight — held for naughty key- dets. P. E Post Exchange — a solace for the hungry — a field for the sweaters. Piedmont A full grown butt. Rats The proper name for new cadets. Ride Taking advantage of a erip — as to feign illness and ride the gim. Rock Road A sometime race track as it is below the parapet. Roll To deprive another of his lawful rights. Run the Block To leave cadet limits without authority. Run the Bull To browbeat. Running See military. Scavenge To rustle old clothes. Sheenie Picnic Soiree for rats usually conducted by third classmen. Skag The delightful cigarette. Slippery The reverse of running, careless in the extreme. Snipe An abbreviated skag. Some Arsenic Anything from Lynchburg. Sound Off A speech learned by a rat derogatory to an old cadet. Sour The condition of the chronic blues, acute after reveille. Special Something large that is pulled oS. Stinker A late to any thing. Sub Sub-Professor, the natural enemy of the keydet. SuPE Supernumary, the next substitute for guard duty. Sweater Bum, crumb, scavenger, habitue of the P. E. Tag A sub of the tactical division ; master of the S. E. I. Inquisi- tion. Take A word of divers meanings — used in a sense opposite to its free definition — Taking a formation, i. e.. not attending same on the hope of riding the gim for it. Wake Up Substantially get on the job. Zip A total failure — the maximum distance from a max. 193 k The Book of the Subs (Being a Chronicle of the doings and undoings of the greatest people on earth- according to their own thoughts). out hUting, doth run hnn down at aU -- , , , ,, ,, C and thetei?ord:riveth1fe great joy and satisfaction. For he en oyeth to shoot SSou .!;e?;?n«™l " o?«,,re and .i. lTom .s,«.h .l»re s.r.nge sounds Syetl, ' tSm to ™ TtSe douHe time. Tl,e,-». is .here ,™. mun.unng m ,. „„A°e . " » ■Ir.i.fsl slSe 0«e S ' .dVrS ' is ' -.Lti es. And i„ ,„e ,rs: it ' ' :i?fV;,,o ' ».;-s5,ertfs.m ' -ist:..r., s ' r ; l Zt Z X Fr hefZySf .f hhd ' o. .i,e N.,e is .he., none who doth have so much joy. «t,.ppt. of Lexington has he won great of earlier days standing him in good stead. 195 By he who ruleth all things was it decreed that this oue should be called " B. D., ' " and it was so. . Then cometh he of the soft step and gentle wa.ys — and for the manner of his doings was he dubbed by the tribe " Pussy-foot. " It often comes to pass that he cometh upon the evil-doer at all times, but in the kindness of his heart doth he forgive the transgressor and boneth him not. And among the tribe of the subs is it told that often is the look of a man deceiving — and that this same " Pussy-foot " is one of the greatest of those who goeth the rounds. And on the many occasions when are they all gathered together that they may make unto themselves a celebration (and the number of these times are as the blades of grass upon the earth) that he of the deceitful looks is verily as a fish, and the bottles of cheer fly before him as the grain before the reaper. Manj are those who have tried to put him out, but even cannot B. D. this do. And among the subs dwells there oue who is called " Sammy " — he who knoweth all books by heart, and nothing more. And it came to pass that this man Sammy liketh not to walk and goeth out into the world and buyeth him- self an beast of burden (he calleth it a horse, but no one else can tell). Every day he sallyeth forth upon this beast, and bounceth greatly, and when the night-time cometh is he sorry for his ways (for a pillow upon the chair is small comfort to one in his condition). There is one among the near-chieftains whose approach may be verified when he is yet far distant. His boats of gun diverge one from the other even as the East from the West, and of a size are they exceeding great. Woe be unto that which is caught in the same roadwaj ' ! he lopeth as a kangaroo, but this is as nothing compared to his dance — verily is he as a sewing-machine. He thinketh himself to be some bear with the ladies, and verily doth he play the part in the dance. On certain days of the year he caiiseth the army mules of the barracks to pull forth the big guns of the place, and they pulleth and sweateth and cusseth in between times. For the manner of his teachings is tiiis one called " Artillery, " and from tlie manner of his ways is he liked by all. There is one who is known far and wide for his prowess, and having run the bull over all during his time of vainly trying to gather knowledge from the books, he doth continue in the same path even unto the present day, think- ing himself to be something upon the stick. But why he should have been chosen for a sub is there none who can tell, for of the learning of the land knoweth he little. He hath run a great race for the bull dip, and since has he caused everyone that they should suck the same (without the dip). He playeth the wet nurse for all the subs — B. D. calling ujion him on all occasions. This " Henry, " having won great renown in the days of old as the slip- periest of the slippery, for some reason hath had a huge reaction and .seemeth 196 not to recall his own desires of doing that of a trifling nature, socking it to all upon the least of provocation. There is also one who is called " Skid " — he is among the others but it is seldom known. He stayeth to himself and is only brought forth upon rare occasions. He remembereth his own days as one of the cadet tribe, and so holdeth a deck upon no man. Sometimes, however, he goeth upon a rampage and thinketh to pull off a huge one, socking it to all, right and left. He goetli and he cometh at his own will, and that is about all. And it came to pass that one day there bounceth into the archway a great noise. And everyone thereabouts runneth to see what is the reason for all the commotion. And they looketh and looketh and for many minutes can no one find the cause. All were giving up in disgust, when finally one observeth upon the ground a small speck, which in small measure resembleth a man. They gathereth closer that they might hear the manner of his discourse — what is the surprise of all when they findeth that he sayeth " I am an officer of the Institute ! Salute Salute ! ' ' They taketh it, as it rightly is, as a huge joke, but fearing to hurt the feelings of the small one, they finally drifteth away and make believe to fall for the joke. This one immediately begiuneth to run the barrack (or he thinketh so at least). He hideth in all manner of places and catcheth the wrong-doer at all times, having great fun. The sheet of the 0. D. is filled by him each day, and the division of the fourth catcheth hell day after day. He goeth on the 0. C. six days out of each seven — the remainder of the subs thinketh that they rolleth him, but no greater honor could he ask. Having had no power in the tribe when he was one of the cadets, he doth proceed to make up for his lost time, and he thinketh that there is none who can run the bull such as he. This one is called by various names, among them being " Blly. " Once there slippeth Cfuietly in to the town a small person, and with the same quietness it continueth to slip until it had arrived at the castle of the Nile. Here this one procureth for himself a uniform of the sub, and much to the amazement of all, one day blossometh out as one of them. He walketh around and avoideth everyone at all times, fearing to destroj his dignity. And being of such lady-like behavior, it was decreed that he should not be exposed to the evil-doings and contamination of the others. Thereat fitteth he up a boudoir of his own far removed from them, in another part of the grounds. He goeth not on the 0. C. nor is he re(|nired to do anything un- becoming of a lady. He doth his duties perform well however, and in time may yet become a full-fledged member of the tribe of the subs. Here endeth the chronicle in which we have tried that there should be shown the various performances of those who are a necessary evil to the Nile dwellers. They goeth and they cometh from one year to the next, but among them all have there never been any so white as these — maj- their successors prove as good. 197 SCENES EAST LEXINGTON Election Day THE last election created a furor of excitement all over the country, but nowhere did it reach a higher pitch than here in barracks. Campaigns were carried on for three weeks or more, and election day is one that will long be remembered. There were five parties, five headquarters, five parades, and five (or more) fights. The Suffragettes, led by Misses Satterfield and Cutchins, established head- quarters in 91 and from there put forth vigorous measures to quell the ambitious Democrats. These, led by ' ' Old Sleuth ' ' Hardaway, had their headquarters in 48. The Prohibitionists and Republicans were situated in 9-B and the adjutants ' oflfice respectively. The Bull Moose, or Teddy Bear party as they were wont to call themselves, led by the heroic " Captain Murrill " were quartered in 18. From the first it was seen that the fight lay between the first named three. The latter of these, the Pro- hibitionists, was very strong at first, but the couduet of certain members, very unbecoming to their doctrine, reached the ears of the gossiping Suffragettes. The result was that the Prohibitionists had to furl their banners and join hands with their enemies, the Demo- crats. The fourth of November arrived. The number of signs increased and everywhere one could see suppressed excitement. After dinner enthusiasm could no longer be restrained. The Suffragettes in all their glory determined to have a parade. We feel sure that the Suffragette parade in Washington could not be com- pared with this one. Led by Misses Cutchins, Bryan, Satterfield, Munce and Cunningham, their banners were unfurled, and carried from one end of barracks to the other. The Democrats became jealous and formed a parade of their own, and then ensued a free-for-all fight. That night, peace was restored and speeches were heard in the mess-hall. Miss Bryan was at the bar for the Suffragettes, and gave a rousing talk. No doubt we would be still listening to her, if she had not been brutally draged down. The Democratic ticket was upheld by that old timer, " Buz " Averill. Oh! How our president ' s heart would have swelled had he heard that speech. This soon ended, how- ever, and all anxiously awaited the morrow-. The fifth dawned bright and clear. There were more parades, more speeches, more fights. Exactly as the clock in the tower struck two, a stream of cadets started for the polls. Here, after much noise, it was learned that the Democrats had won by a small majority. Wilson triumphed here as elsewhere. Good work ' ' keydets. " ' Somebody has yet to ' ' slip one over " ' V. M. I. 199 The Chronicle of the Fish N times of old in the land of the Nile, yea even in the land over which govern- etli the great chieftan which is called by the name of Nick, there was a class. And among this class there were many men, yea men of sundry and divers desires for gaining of knowledge. But those of the desires were few and far between, while of those which And of this class were many who even after having of their forerunners had been sent to the house of bondage and hard work by people of their own tribe in the hopes of reformation, there were countless numbers. received warnings and admonitions even as they themselves had done before them, still refused to take heed to the counsels of the wise and were sucked in, yea, even as the veriest of the fish. And they of the nibbling tril e were branded " Civil, " but great was the misnomer thereof. For from them which had so easily bitten seldom could a civil greeting be found — for they work long hours and thereby become fatigued. And over this crowd of the finny tribe was put a ruler — he who has been on the same job for divers years. And even as he was called of old, was he designated by these — and the manner of this calling was " Tommj ' . ' " And he of the name of Tommy, yea even he which was the ruler of the fish, calleth together his clan unto him each morning, and there discourseth he exceeding learnedly upon divers subjects. At first relieth he in small measure upon the hope that among his tribe are some who have unto themselves at least a small amount of that which is called the sense of the common. But soon learneth he of the error of his thoughts and thereat giveth he up all hope of imparting to his charges that whicii is called knowledge. He giveth to the men of the Civil tribe certain problems which are to be done, but on the day appointed are none forthcoming. Thereat doth he of the tribe of Jones make divers threats of vengeance, and into the riglit ears of the Civil men doth these words go and without delay continue their journey even until out through the left. For they of the fish know that he who is called Tommy is exceeding kind of heart, and thereat proceed to take unfair advantage of him, clamoring at all times of the day that their ruler may give to them discourses upon the various things of which are they ignorant. Thereat, he, knowing of their failings and taking pity upon their ignor- ance, doth tell learnedly of the things, but at the end know they not one mite more than of formerly. So giveth he up all hope of their salvation and resigneth them, each and every one, unto his own fate. 200 And at the many times when they of the female tribe do appear at the house of learning in that they may glide around to the notes made by the court musicians, doth he think to inflict the men of his tribe with a great infliction. And to them he giveth a work to do, which it shall be handed in to him in person on the morning after the night of the gliding. But of his repute in this manner of thing have they heard much, and it Cometh to pass that on the morning have they nothing to hand in to him. At first doth ho storm and threaten the men of his charge with the vilest of threats. To this listen they with fear in their faces, only knowing that of it all is not one syllable meant. And then begin they one and all to ask questions foolishly and to crack the joke with him— and he, relenting of his harsh talk, doth liegin to joke back with them, even as they know full well that he will do, and doth give them many more days for the handing in of the work. Thus call they at all times his bluff. And on a certain day of the year doth he gather unto him his trilje and take them that they should gaze upon the work of men of the engineers. But for the viewing of this work doth he select a site known of old to him (even in the days when he was a learner), and unknown to his tribe. And it came to pass that man.y were they who dropped by the roadside during the journey (for reasons known only to themselves, but guessed by others) and when ' the time for returning came, few were they who arrived safely at the house of the tribe. And it is only with difficulty that Tommy is gotten back (for he knoweth East Lexington, even as a book, from the days of old). Thus throughout the whole year doth he entertain and talk with his children, and on each morning doth he threaten that they shall each and every one go to the end of his days dipless. And they one and all begin to fear and resolve to themselves that on that night will they work and for ever after. But when the night time cometh it cometh to pass that not one remembereth his resolution, and he doeth just as formerly, relying upon the goodness of his ruler to forgive him his evil ways. And thus doth it continue until the day of the finals, and each and every one doth (juake with the fear that his name has been left from the roll of the successful. But Tommy has not yet forgotten his greatness of heart and has not it in him that one should fail on account of him, and doth each and every one put through, regardless. Thereat do all raise their voices in thanksgivings and prayers for the saving of their benefactor ' s soul— and on the next year will not the young take heed, but are sucked in and join the tribe of the fish as in years of old. And again is the program repeated, and each year is Tommy held as the greatest friend in the land. Long may he live, and wave his stick over the heads of the fish ! 201 The Show AT last, after a lapse of several years, dra- matics have again been started at the Institute. For a long time it was the cus- tom for the cadets to give a play each year, but for some years past uo one has given the matter more than a thought. This year sev- eral of the more industrious cadets reorganized the Dramatic Club. It was formed with the idea of providing funds for the Tennis Club, which, owing to its recent start, was not very well off from a financial standpoint. It was a hard matter to get men to join the club, for many felt that they could not spare the necessarj ' time. After much work on the part of a few, however, the membership list was filled. Many of the men joined because of their desire to help tennis, while the rest came in because they wished to shine theatrically. It was decided that a minstrel show would be given on the evening of the day after Christmas. The fact that many visitors were at the Institute at that time, a large majority being visiting ' ' calic, ' ' decided the date. The ' ' calic " men would have a chance for an early engagement, because it would be the first night of the Christmas dances. Then arose other difficulties. It required a great deal of hard work on the part of the members of the club — both to get into shape for the perform- ance, and to get a place to rehearse in. And even after the use of the Jackson Memorial Hall was obtained there was very little time to be had for practising. However, all of these difficulties were surmounted and preparations were on the road to lead only to success. The evening of the 26th came and found all the cadets, young and old, " rats " and first classmen, assembled in Jackson Hall. First came the minstrel, the nmin thing on the program. Its best feature was a representation of a meeting of the Academic Board at the Institute. Various professors were impersonated by members of the minstrel circle, and the bringing out of various peculiarities of those professors evoked much merriment in the cadet element of the amlience. Following the minstrel show came some bits of nmsic, given by that lucky bunch who jiossessed talent in this line. In quick succession came short sketches which were full of humor and fun. After these the Glee Club sang and the performance came to a close. The show gave such good financial results and the enter- tainment from a viewpoint of wit was so successful that a new interest has been taken in this brighter side of cadet life, and we believe that the club has come to stay. 202 Delinquencies for June 18, 1913 The following men have reports Gen. (Old Nick) Nichols Col. Tim Wise Col. W. H. T. (He was there) Eglin Col. (Rat) Pexdletox Col. (Nuties) Tucker Col. (Cicero) Ford Col. (Tommy) Jones (;oL. (Monk) Mallory Col. (Poije) Patton Col. (Duck.y) Watts Col. (Chappie) Keelin Col. (Long John) Smith MaJ. (Piggy) POAGUE — Excessive disapproval of general First Class permits. — Hat off in arch and rambling around without same. Saluting in careless and improper manner. Swinging left arm excesssively. — Wearing " cits " overcoat and hat with uniform. — Bringing excess number of dogs in classroom, thereby disturbing section. — Talking to section so long that he was unable to teach them anything. — Ruining morals of first class civil section by taking them to east Lexington. — Being where he could not be found in class, and report- ing hiding behind chalk box. — Dismissing section in such manner that he was not un- derstood, thereby causing whole section to run late. — Consuming excessive amount of chalk for unknown rea- son. — Bringing umbrella and baby carriage to class. — Chewing — -« in section room. — Throwing boomerang in court yard, and shooting mos- quitoe hawks out of window with a .22 ritle. 203 FIRST CLASS MEN Delinquencies for June 18, 1913 The following men have reports : Allen Creating gross ilisorder in room after taps with ' ' Eameses. ' ' Anderson, A. " Rolling along " in section. Anderson, K. Taking " clod-hopper " step after four years of military training. Bowles Joining Avindow-hangers ' club. Bryan Calling for baseball practice during a blizzard. Clarke Below height required by regulations. CouLBOURN Losing articles in Lexington, and reporting ' ' gone but not forgotten. ' ' Creswell Being a ' ' duck ' ' at first class banquet. DiLLARD Losing foot-race to sub-professor. EwELL Trying to ' ' beat ' ' a good mark out of Col. Jones. EwiNG Loud noise after taps, talking about what " Brother Jim " clid. Plannagan Allowing " Higger rubber " to roll him out of $4.00 on basketball trip. Trazer Excessive graft in barracks. Gerow Excessive use of Pompeian Massage Cream. Gutierrez Being on ' ' Black List ' ' at Southern Seminary. Hardaway Breaking 100-yard record across parade ground one dark night. Hughes Asking excessive questions of professors. Jackson Too much " calie " correspondence, thereby wrecking train. Jessee Bringing crabs and other eatables into barracks. Kingman Allowing Sunday special delivery letters to arrive on Wednesday. Leech ' ' Breaking backs ' ' in the corps. Lynch Looking at girls during parade in Staunton. McClevy Rooming with Sta-an-ank. McKiNNEY Loitering near " sally-port. " McMiLLiN Being likened to a " Cascade " in " Green River. ' ' Mitchell Sleeping at Guard Mount. Moore Breaking up skating rink on Christmas Day. MuRRiLL Swallowing ramrod before B. R. C. daily. Patterson Twenty-four hours on furlough and reporting detained by ' ' Bakers ' ' Lynchburg. Rawls Becoming a man in his first class year. Richards Calling a meeting of the " Bomb " Staff twenty minutes before reveille. Robertson Too much ' ' calie ' ' in first class year. Satterfield Throwing " water " on sentinel in " rat " year. Schillig Wearing chevrons one day and bare sleeves the next. Shufeldt Asking commandant for a light on train returning from Staunton. Stroud Going into bankruptcy on a long distance call. Waddey Excessive " Gim " riding and going to Hospital. 205 A Visit to V. M. I. In June, 19] 2, after an absence of thirty-nine years, by Johx Loxey, f ' lass of 1S73. Bacli to the V. M. I., I went ! From clear old Baltimore, And there three happy days I spent With comrades of long years before. When first to Lexington I came, No railroads reached the town — But in a coach of ancient fame, Through ' ' Goshen Pass ' ' came down. But during all these long, long years, Great changes have been made; No ancient stage coach now appears; Steam railroads do invade. But wlien I reached the town at last And gazed far to the west. Still standing there as in the past, House Mountain looked its best. Old barracks stood out bold and clear With grand and new attractions; Two halls to hold in memory dear The name of " Spex " and " Stonewall Jackson. " Parade grounds also still remained. Old " guard tree " standing just the same; Two added statues greatly famed Do honor to Ezekiel ' s name. The ancient professors, their good work done, Have passed to the realms of old; For alas! Now remaining there is only one, Scott Shipp, brave, gallant and bold. Then as I pass on t ' wards the town. Two sacred spots I see; One is the tomb, and one the home, Of grand old R. E. Lee. The Lexington girls are as sweet and as dear To the hearts of the boys in gray, Who ' year after year, do in June reappear. Though some have been long years away. 206 ' ,: fjrl Episcopal Church Club REV. OSCAR RANDOLPH, Rector WILLIAM B. BOWLES President WITHERS A. BURRESS Vice-Fresident E. TEAFTON HATHAWAY Secretary WILLIAM M. WHITTLE Treasurer VESTRYMEN Bowles MOOKE, C. Gerow Whittle Conquest Burress Hathaway Parke son 208 ' Founders Club Motto: Others may come and otJiers may go, hut ice go on forecer. OFFICERS DILLAED, A. W President HARDAWAY, B. H Vice-President EWING, J. D Secretary WILTSHIRE, G. D Treasurer MEMBERS Adams, T. S. Goodyear Metcalfe Banning Hordern Moore, W. Brandt Jemison Munday BusHNELL Jennings Norton Christian, C. Johnson, S. Owen, W. Crittenden, O. Look Rohrbough Cunningham Kidd Springs Dawes, B. P. Marshall, W. Smith, S. Galt, a. McCabe Wysor, J. Getzen, T. Merrt, H. Mascot: Fields 209 Tangi Meli BLANDY B. CLAEKSON President GEORGE A. GOODYEAE Vice-President SUMPTEE L. LOWRY Secretary FEANK CUTCHINS Corresponding Secretary EDWIN P. CONQUEST Treasurer MEMBERS Adams, T. Stokes BuRRESS, Withers A. Campbell, Willlam S. Cunningham, W. Frank Evans, Egbert D. Fletcher, Marshall P. Hagan, J. Addisox Hagan, Willlam C. Jemison, Elbert S. Jennings, E. Cecil Mason, Robert B. McCoRMiCK, James R. McCORMICK, O. Lyle McLean, J. Douglas MuNCE, George G. Nash, Edgak EiCE, Harry J. Stuart, Henry C. Watt, Gordon 211 i The Nuggetteer Club OFFICERS EDWARD J. PRAZER .....President MAX. G. PATTERSON Vice-President HERBERT R. HORDERN Secretary CHAS. H. CARSON Treasurer EDWYN W. McMILLIN AND y... Sergeants-at-Arms WILLIAM T. CLEMENT MEMBERS James M. Bain Hancock Banning, Jr. Hugh S. Cobukn Camillus Christian, Jr. William T. Clement Chas. H. Carson AVERETT McKINNEY Frederick E. Metcalfe Edwyn W. McMillin Max G. Patterson Arthur Rembert Beverly L. Eandolph Orlando B. Crittenden Francis A. Dickins GUSTAVUS P. DODSON Edward J. Frazer Herbert E. Hordern A. Eoberdeau Holderby Calvin Satterfield, Jr. Stephen Schillig K. Duval Scott Ethan B. Stroud George D. Wiltshire ElCE M. TOUELL 213 • ' CJ DAY DREAM m( Sons of Rest Hot to ' ' Hay, more hay, better hay. Color: Black Favorite Flower: Dandelion OFFICERS R. C. KEY President G. P. DODSON Viee-President MEMBERS Cox " Senator " ' CUMMINGS " Funk ' ' DECtRArp " General ' ' Easley, Ti " Dick " ' Field " Little Eva ' ' Getzex " Willie Lee ' ' Grkcory " Tight Waddo ' ' McCORMICK, 1 ? • ' Seaman- ■ ' Heinle MEMBERS EMERITUS CUSHMAX Gayle Tpshur SPECIAL MENTION Brigadier-General Hawkins 215 Mandolin Club DiLLARD, A., Leader McKlXNEY, A. GRA ;s Flannagan Gerow Banning DODSON Allen Brown, W. " White, G. 217 Glee Club LEE SAUNDERS GEEOW Leader MEMBERS Adams, T. S. Carson C. Ebekle McCabe Richards, J. N. SCHILLIG, S. 219 Cotillion Club OFFICERS D. M. WADDBY President C. SATTEEFIELD, JE Vice-President COMMITTEES First Class: MooEE, C. E. Bryan, H. T. Hakdaway, B. H. Bowles, W. B. Nash, E. Second Class: HOBDERN, H. R. Third Class: Hathaway, E. T. Adams Alexander Alli son, W. Anderson, G. Arms Bain Badghm Blach Blum Bobdern bowering Bbanton Brooks Bryan, D. BUBRESS Bushnell Clement Cheistlan, J. Chbistian, M. COFER Conquest coulbourn Cunningham cutchins Ceittentjen, G. Dawes DiLLEY DODSON Easley, C. Easley, E. EWELL Ewing, D. Field Flannagan Feazer Gerow Groover Gutierrez Hagan, W. Handy Hawkins Hix Holdeeby Hughes Huet Jackson, S. Jemison Jennings Key KiMBEELY, J. King Kingman Lackey Leech LOWRY, S. LOWEEY, W. Madden Marshall, S. Maeshall, W., Maveeick Merry, H. Millee, J. C. Miller, E. Millnee Munce Muebill McClevy McKlNNEY, A. McLean McMlLLIN ■ Nichols Page Patton Paul Pickett Eandolph, B. Eice Eichaeds, J. RiCHAEDS, W. ROBEETSON SCHENCK Schillig Scott, K. Scott, T. Smith, G. Smith, M. Snead Speings Steoud Stuart Wales Wareen Watt Wendeoth West WiLMER Wiltshire Wingfield woolfoed 221 l ' i i ° m TIME — Miduiglit, Opening Hops. Place — Guard Tree. Two souls with but a single cape ! What an old, old story, and his professor wonders at his seeming indifference the next day! " What ' s the lesson, fellows? Oh, say ! did you see that ealic I had last night ! ' ' This goes on for at least a week following each hop. As one of the professors said, " The good old ship of state was sailing along smoothly enough ' til this flock of girls hove in sight over the horizon. ' " But what a flock they were ! One week did I say ? Why that ' s only a beginning. For many weeks, yea months, he receives a series of pink, scented missives. His replies are even more numerous — " Would she add to the success of the Christmas Hops? " Would she? and she generally does. But alas, the plot thickens ! ' Tis whispered among the cadets, and especially those of the upper classes, that it isn ' t safe to have " your real calic " up too often. This cadet in the ardor of love makes the mistake. Lo! she deserts him folr a football hero, a man vith many stripes. Our lover Ijecomes a woman hater. ' ' ' Pay up on the hops ! ' Me ? Why I don ' t go any more ! ' ' One week before the Easter hops and we find him still firm in his purpose. His mates mak eout their cards. He is slightly interested and asks questionh. " How many calic will attend? Wonder if Miss J was in- vited? " Friday comes and with it the calic. " The cadet " looks them over from 222 a safe distance: — " good looking girls all right! What ' s the little l)laek-liaire(l one ' s namef Am I going to the hops? Well — no, I guess I had better study! " Soft strains of niusie issue from the gymnasium. He stops and listens. A moment of indecision and then — " Mister! get me a pair of clean gloves! " Quickly lest he miss another break he hurries into his dike. That old girl wasn ' t such a wonder after all. Anyway the little black-haired one ' s a peach! And the professor wonders at the change the next day ! The above cadet is every cadet. Sooner or later, he is wiser by that experience. Hard it seems to him at the time, but what will we do without the hops? They are one of the few events that make cadet life bearable, so we take our medicine with a smile, and look forward to the next ones. Their com- ing is a matter of speculation and always of interest. We date the various other happenings nth regard to them. Is it any wonder that we fail on classes next day? No, but it is a matter of wonder how our professors, the ma.jority of whom have been cadets themselves, fail to understand and marvel at oui ' neglect. 223 Final German DAVID MAXWELL WADDEY Leader CALVIN SATTERFIELD Assistant Leader MARSHALS James Granville Allen James Aylor Anderson James Kyle Anderson WiLLLiM BoARDMAN BOWLES Henry Thomas Bryan Charles Kennon Clarke Daniel Leghorn Coulboukn Harry I. T. Ceeswell Alexander Wood Dillard Nathaniel McGregor Ewell John Dunbrack Ewing Coke Flannagan Edward Jordan Frazer Lee Saunders Gerow ViRGiLio Gutierrez Benjamin Hurt Hakdaway Rozier Paul Hughes Howard Stanley Jackson Joshua Ewing Jessee Matthew Henry Kingman Lloyd Lorenza Leech James Burr Lynch William Wilson McClevy Averett McKinney Arthur Hayne Mitchell Edwin West McMillin Charles Ellet Moore Hugh Ambrose Murrill Max G. Patterson William Andrew Rawls Walter Alan Eichards BoLLiNG Lynn Robertson Stephen Schillig Frank A. Shufeldt Edward Beathen Stkoud 225 Final Ball W. T. CLEMENT. .. . W. MARSHALL, JR. . Vice-President MARSHALS Adams, T. S. AVERILL Bergman Bradford, S. BURRESS Campbell, W. S. Christian, C. Jr. Christian, J. Clarkson, B. B. Conquest Crittenden, O. B. Cunningham cutchins Deeble DiLLEY Easley, C. Easley, R. Evans Getzen, T. Handy HORDERN HUSSON JEMIS ON Lowry, S. L. Marshall, S. McCabe McCormick, J. McLean Meem Metcalfe Miller, J. A. Miller, R. MUNCE MUNDAY Nash Nichols Patton Perkinson Rice Richards, J. Root Scott, K. Smith, E. M. Smith, S. C. Springs Wilmer 22G Farewell Taps has sounded — its mellow uotes iu the distance Have echoed a soldier ' s farewell — the battle is o ' er. Ties are broken and slowly the old world swings open And gathers ns in. to hold us e ' en evermore. ' Tis sad, this leaving of eomrailes Who ' ve striven and fought each long ilay, Who ' ve stooil side by side With the men T -ho have tried, All along down the thin lines of gray. And to you, our soul-kin companions, E ' er the world calls us onward to strife, As we say our farewells. The heart never tells What sadness has come to its life. Perhaps before ileath draws the curtain And bends down the form with despair, Our paths may entwine. And friendship devine Will erase the deep furrows of care. For us the battle is over. And the bugle has ceased its recall, An l it ' s not what we " might, " But " did " in the fight. That brings its reward for us all. The rest we leave for your valor. Your courage that never will die, To strive in the fight For God and the right And the glory of old V. JI. I. But slowly the time calls us forward To ways that we cannot foretell. Anil with tears that will live To you now we give. Alma Mater, a last fond farewell. D. L. I Who Wrote It To give credit where credit is due, we have below a list of cadets and helping friends whose work has gone to make the book a success. The known and unknown are: POEEWORD W. A. Eichakds 7 ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS The Editor 10-21 POEM TO COL. POAGUE Col. R. T. Kerlin 26 FIRST CLASS BIOGRAPHS Most Everybody 30-66 FIRST CLASS HISTORY L. S. Gerow 69-71 IN MEMORIAM The Editor 72 SECOND CLASS HISTORY E. P. Conquest 77-79 THIRD CLASS HISTORY C. H. Carson 86-88 FOURTH CLASS HISTORY E. Parkesox 91-96 SUMMER SCHOOL B. H. Hardaway 97-98 UNVEILING JACKSON STATUE D. L. Coulbourn 101-102 THE HIKE D. L. Coulbourn 127-131 THE STAUNTON TRIP D. L. Coulbourn 133-134 INAUGURATION W. A. Richards 137-138 RESUME ' Capt. M. F. Edwards 142 FOOTBALL Maj. R. B. Poague 145-152 TO THE SCRUB Exchange 156 BASEBALL Capt. A. Brummage 159-161 BASKETBALL J. D. EwiNG 165-166 GYMNASIUM E. P. Conquest 171 TENNIS E. W. McMiLLix 173 CLASS ATHLETICS A. McKinney 176-179 NEW ATHLETIC FIELD L. S. Gerow 180 Y. M. C. A L. S. Gerow 182 THE CADET W. A. Richards 188 DICTIONARY .L G. Allen 191-193 THE BOOK OF THE SUBS E. W. MoMillix 195-197 ELECTION DAY W. C. Brown 199 THE CHRONICLE OF THE FISH E. W. McMillin 200-201 THE SHOW T. W. Wilmer 202 FACULTY DELINQUENCIES C. Satterfield, Jr 203 FIRST CLASS DELINQUENCIES C. Sattereield, Jr 205 A VISIT TO V. M. I J. LONEY 206 HOPS H. S. Jackson 222-223 FAREWELL D. L. Coulbourn 228 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The Editor 230 Written, drawn and compiled by the members of the staff under protectorate of Col. Kerlin. The Editors. 229 Acknowledgments The Board of Editors desires to express its indebtedness to the following who have assisted materially in making this hook what it is : For Drawings: To Mr. B. West Clindinst Mr. W. E. Bold Miss Willie Lowry Miss Maud Fitller Miss Mildred Montgomery Mr. R. Brooks, of the Class of 1915 Mr. H. R. Merry, of the Class of 1915 For Articles: To Col. R. T. Kerlin M.V.J. R. B. POAGUE Capt. M. F. Edwards Capt. a. Brummage For Photographs: To Messrs. Miley Son, for their prompt and valuable aid. Messrs. Banning and McLean, for kodak pictures To the Publishers: Mr. J. M. Dvlaney, for the care he has taken with the book throughout, and the valuable suggestions made by him from time to time. The Editors. 230 b. io — + THE EDITORS isi TW LAIS ' S r ADVEHnSEMENTS TCBoMB Index to Advertisements Virginia Militaiy Institute 233 Strain Patton 234 Graham Co 235 Graham Campbell 235 J. E. Deaver 236 F. L. Young Tailoring Co 236 Lyons Tailoring Co 237 Post Exchange 238 McCrum ' s Drug Store 239 Coleman ' s Drug Store 239 Gorrell ' s Drug Store 239 Miley Son 240 V. M. I. Pressing Shop 240 Granger ' s Pool Parlor 241 Fox ' s Pool Parlor 242 Lexington Pool Company 242 Jackson ' s Barber Shop 243 Model Barber Shop 243 Miley ' s Livery 243 Rhode ' s Butcher Shop 243 A. Bassist 244 W. M. Kramer 244 Lexington Eestaurant Co 244 Dutch Inn 245 Lexington Hotel 245 H. 0. Dold 245 County News 245 Hardaway Construction Co 246-247 Miller Transfer Co 248 Southern Seminary 248 Samuel B. Walker, Jr 248 Lidgerwood Manufacturing Co 249 American Hoist and Derrick Co 250 Jefferson Powder Co 251 Ingersoll-Rand Co 252 Allis-Chambers Manufacturing Co. . . . 253 Union Iron Works 254 Dulaney-Boatwright Co 255 D. L. Auld Co 256 Municipal Eng. and Cons. Co 257 F. C. Austin Drainage Excavator Co.. . 257 A. Lescheu Sons Rope Co 258 Bucyrus Co 258 Morse Twist Drill and Machine Co. . . 258 The Cadet 259 Meem Kinnear 259 The Miller Supply Co 259 Evans Howard Fire Brick Co 260 Hulburd, Warren Chandler 260 Banning Pleasure Resort Co 260 Charlottesville Woolen Mills 261 F. J. Heiberger Son 262 S. N. Meyer 262 Capital City Dairy Co 262 M. C. Lilley Co 262 Brooks Bros., Clothiers 263 Alex. Taylor Co 263 A. G. Spalding Bros 263 Chas. Pracht Co 264 Kingan Co 264 C. W. Antrim Sons 264 The Lindner Shoe Co 265 Bailey Banks Biddle Co 266 Mary Baldwin Seminary 266 U. S. Casualty Co 267 Metropolitan Life Insurance Co 267 232 , I .. I .. I .. I ., I .. I .. I .. H " I " I " I " I " I " ! " 1 " I " I ' ' 1 " 1 " I " 1 " I " : " ! " ! " I " M " I " I " I " H " H 75th Year ¥nirinnnnii ° " ° ' ., W. MICIOLS, Sip(grkS©iadls One of the few institutions, if not the only one in the United States, combining the rigid miUtary sys- tem of the United States Military Academy with Collegiate and Technical Courses of Instruction Lexington, Virginia i t t ■ H .. ; . 1 1 1 1 imi-i .. ; .. ! , I , tuIMI .■ ;o! ■. I M I M . ■ ■ ; ■■ H ■ l ■ ■ a ■ ■ ! ■■ ■ ■ ■ ■ I ■ ■ H ■ ! ■■ ' ! ' ■ I ■■ I ■ : ■■ I I H ■ 233 . ; .. ; .. ; .. ; .. ; .. I .. ; .. ; .. I .. ; .. ; .. I .. I .. I .. I .. I .. ] . . ; " ; " I " I " ; " Strain ( Patton Clothiers Gents ' Furnishers Home of Hart, Schaffner CS, oTVlarx Clothing I cTVlanhattan Shirts Johnson CS, cTVIurphy Shoes CADET PATRONAGE SOLICITED Lexington - Virginia | t 4. t t I j:. H ■ ! ■ I ■ I ■ I ■ I ■ l ■ !■■ ■!■■I■ I■ I■ l ■ l ■0■■ l l I I • I ■ 0■■ ! ! : ! • ! ■ ! ! I ■ l - ! ! ■ ! ! ! l ■ ! " 234 + GRAHAM ' S-Ty ' Shoe Place Varsity Men ' s Footwear and Hats I HEAD AND FEET FITTERS I GRAHAM CO. + •J- _ + No. 12 Main Street Lexington, Va. | jL;.. ] .■ ■ ■ . I M I .■ I .■ I ,■ ■ I .■ I .■ I . .4- ■M •! I - H •i 4 4 4• ! I I I I ! I •I ••!••H ■ H I ■ ! ■ ! ■ I • 1 I 1 I ••H•• •HW•4•4W 4- 4 H• H HH• H• -HH•4H • I ■ I The Shop of Quality % I GRAHAM CAMPBELL | I Gents ' Furnishings, Hats and Slioes t BATES-STREET SHIRTS % NETTLETON AND REGAL SHOES ? I CROFUT-KNAPP CO. ' S HATS | I LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA I ? % T No. 4 Main Street Opposite Adams Express Co. i X •!• I J t ■ I ■■ l ■. I .■ I ■■ ! ■■ I ■■ ! ■■ I ■■ ! I ■■ ■ W-H 4-H-H• ■ ! ■ I ■ ! • I • I • I • : ■ ■l■ ! ■■ l ■ ! ! ■ • 235 r r I r ' r ' r ' r ' r I " I " I " I I ' I I ' i THE V. M. I. TAILOR HAS HIS SAMPLES FOR SUMMER SUITS NOW ON DISPLAY AT THE TAILOR SHOP {..H• ! • I I ■ ■ ■ 4 4 •H • • -i ' • ■ l ■ I !■ l ■ l l■ ! ■ ■! ■ I ■■!■■ I ■ I ■ I ■ I ■■ I • H V. M. I. Young Men, Listen ! IF YOU WANT THE WORTH OF YOUR MONEY BUY YOUR Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Shirts, Underwear, Trunks, Dress-Suit Cases, etc., of me. I make clothing to order. I make them to fit and at reasonable prices. Know me; it will do you good. I am a square dealer. No reflections — just blowing my own horn. Phone 25 J. E. DEAVER Opposite Court House Lexington, Va. H ■■ : ■ I ■ I . ■ ■ ■ l ■ I " I " 1■ ■ ■ I ■■ ! ■■ I ! ■ I ■ H H •■ l ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ I I I ■■ H ■ ■l■■ ■ ■ I ■■ ■ 236 4 M • ! 1 ! I I ■ ■ I ■■ I ■■ I ■ 1 ■ 1 • •I • •! •! : I • I • 1•• H • HH• •HH 4•4 4- ! ■ I ■■ ! ■■ I ■■ I ■■ ! ■ Lyons Tailoring Go. TAILORS TO COLLEGE MEN AGENTS FOR POST EXCHANGE I Lexington, Va. MAIN STREET Roanoke, Va. 414 S. JEFFERSON ST. " 1 M H - H I I • • ■ I ■ ■ ■ I • I 1 - 1 ! I • I ! ! I ! ! I I ! ■ I ■■ I ; ■ : ■■ ■ ! ■ I ■■ I ■ 237 ■ H ■■ H ! ■ : ■■ ■ I ■ I ■■ ! ■ ■ ! ■■ ! ■ o ■ o ■■ ! ■ ! ■■ ! ■■ : ■ ■ o I ■ l ■■ ! ■■ o ■ ! ■ I ■ ! I ■■ I ■ l ! ■ ' I " :-! " ! " V. M. I. POST EXCHANGE By the Cadets To the Cadets For the Cadets + Fresh Cakes and Candies. All the Latest Mag- azines on 1 Post Cards i azines on Sale. Athletic Goods, Pennants t ICE CREAM IN WARM WEATHER. HOT CHOCOLATE and HAMBURGERS IN COLD | WEATHER. SOFT DRINKS at all TIMES t Order Your Spring Suit Through Us Reduced in Price for Promotion of Trade Profits to go to Athletics, Bomb, and Other Things close to Cadets Why Go To Town? We Have It t-l - ! .. ! i .. ; .. ; .. ! .. !-! .. ! .. ! .. ! V ] ] , ! „ ; ,. i ,. i .. ! .. i .. ! - : - k .. i .. i .. i .. ! .. i .. ! ., i MM ! ! ,, i „ ; .. i .. i .. i .. i .. ! .. t .. ; .. I .. I " I " 1 " H " H " I - H - ? 238 4 4-H 4-4-H 4 -H-4-4-HH- H- - --H-- " HH-W-!-4- H " I " I ON SUSPENSIONS AND HOLIDAYS ? t i IS THE CENTER OF ATTRACTION K " I " I " I " I 11 11 11 M ' . " I " ;-! " •• H " I " : " ! " ! " H - - ■I- 4- SODA .;.4 H- •H-:- l • I I ■!■ ■ I ! ■ l ■ I I IM " CIGARS t •ir • •h COLEMAN ' S DRUG STORE •i- • •i- •i- ■i- • ■J- - •H- PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY When up town go to COLEMAN ' S Telephone us your needs day or night. Prompt Delivery CUT FLOWERS OF ALL KINDS DRUGS CANDIES ■ ; .. ;-! .. : " ! " I " ! " H " I ' ! I ! ■ ! - I " I " ! " ! " I-l " I ' I - ! - l " I ' ■i- - 4- 239 B. H. GORRELL Prescriptions a Specialty Whitman ' s Candy Peters ' and Hershey ' s Chocolates Three-in-One Oil Soda Water and Pure Coca Cola Cigars and Smoking Tobacco Stationery Conklin ' s Self-Filling Fountain Pens Nelson Street LEXINGTON - VIRGINIA ; .. ; ■. ; . I „ I i l .. ]-:-! - ! " ! ' ! ! I ! I M - I - I - X - -l-H-v , tM ■ . . . . I M I .■ ■ I M ;M ■ I„I „ ■ I ■■ ■ ■ ]„;nI .■ I„I„I„I„I„ ■ !MIMl„I ■■ I„I„I M l„ . H ! • ! l - l l I ■ H ! ■■ I I l I l ■ I ■ H l oMiley CBb Son CARBON STUDIO Lexington - Virginia V. M. I. PRESSING SHOP GOOD WORK RIGHT PRICES QUICK SERVICE Room No. 10-C ■ Barracks ■ I „ . I „ ;„;„ . i .. I .. I .. . ; .. ;„; .. ; .. ; .. ! .. ;„I„I .. I„;„; .. ; .. I„; .. . I ,. I .. ; .. ; .. ;„;„; .. ;„; .. ; .. I„I „ I .. ; .. I .. ; .. i .. ; .. I .. I .. I .. I .. I .. ; .. ; .. I .. I .. I .. I .. I .. ; .. ! .. ; .. 240 ■ H " I " I " I " M MM M . I .. l .. I-I-!-H -H -H " l " I " l " l -I ! I I ! .!.. l .. i .. i .. i .. l ..M..l.. I .. H .. H .. l .. l .. ! .. i .. i ni.. ; ,. i .. i .. i .. H - i .. j ItUtari mh f nnl f arlor FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT EXPRESSLY FOR CADETS CIGARS CIGARETTES AND TOBACCO DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED HEADQUARTERS For CADETS On SATURDAY AFTERNOONS Your Patronage Solicited — Esse quam videri malum — W. E. GRANGER, Prop. Jefferson and Washington Streets LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA ? ■ ! ■ I I . I .. r-l .. l .. l .. I .. I I ! I M I 1 ! ! I . i .. i .. i .. i .. T .. H " I " : " I " I " I " l " H " I " H " 241 -S-S-!-:-! " ! " . H - I-1 - ! » ! .. I - I»I - I - M . ! .. ; .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i ..i..!..l MM i .i..i..!.. i .. i .. H-l-l .. I .. i .. i .. ! .- H " H " H " I " I " I " l " l " l " ! " ! " I " l " I - j - t i •i- UNIVERSITY PARLOR IN LEXINGTON HOTEL BUILDING A HIGH-CLASS BARBER SHOP POOL ROOM ATTACHED PROMPT ATTENTION GIVEN CADETS $ i, i R. H. FOX, Proprietor | t t t ■ H » • • H . .!.■ l M . I M ■ ■ H M . .I. . ■ ■ I ■■ H ! ■ I ■ I ■ I ■ ■ I I H ■■ I ■■ I ■ ! ■ j .. H -- M -- H -- H -. ! .. ! .. I .. I -- I -- H " l " l " ! " I " I ' I I I I I r 1 ■ 0■ !■ ! ■ H I ■ ! ■■ ■ 1 ■■ ■ ■ H H ■ I ■ I ■■ I ■ 1 • H ■■ 1 ■■ ! H- I Meet Your Friends at the Lexington Pool Company ' s NEWEST AND NICEST s)©E DM isnlillniira rmrm We have opened a ©©ell ir(s In Connection with our Parlors, and ? SOLICIT THE CADETS ' TRADE + Prompt and Courteous Attention I ,, I M I ,■ I ■■ ■. I .■ I .. H 1■ I■■I■■ I " ! " ! ■■!■ ■ 1 ! ! I ! •• 1 1 ' I I • ! • 1 • I ' I ' 242 Jackson ' s Barber Shop The Most Sanitary Shop in Lexington The Place the Cadets Have Visited from 1863 to 1913 13 Nelson Street LEXINGTON, VA. We Model Barber Shop The Cadets ' Favorite Shop for more than a quarter of a century. •i- •i- •h •h •i- H. A. WILLIAMS Proprietor No. 9 N. Main St., Lexington, Va. cAgency LEXINGTON STEAM LAUNDRY HENRY ROSE, Bootblack FOR PROMPT SERVICE CALL Miley ' s Livery STREET SURREYS AND TRANS- FER WAGONS STYLISH RIGS AND CABS FOR DANCES TELEPHONE NO. 204 JOHN W. MILEY, Proprietor Jefferson Street ■.;.4..H-4H-4H " I " I " I " I " I " I- -i-H " I " I " : " I " I " I " ! " G. A. Rhodes BUTCHER Dealer in FRESH MEATS OYSTERS, FISH and DRESSED FOWLS in Season •I " t -- ; -I " ! " ! " l " ; " l " I " ! " I " I " I " I " I " l " l " l " I " l " l " I " I " I " I - j; ■ I-l-l-l-I " l-!-l»l-I-I-I-I " I " I -- I " l -- l " I -- l " l " l " l " l " l " I " I " I -- A. BASSIST I Watchmaker and Jeweler Full Line of College Je velry. Designs for Class Pins Furnished B Q B Q Lexington Hotel Building .. I .. ; .. ; .. I .. H -- H " I " 1 " 1 " I " ! " ! " ! " I " ! " 1 " I " I " I " ! " ! " I " W. M. KRAMER ARTISTIC DECORATOR ALL the latest and most unique styles of decorating for Fancy Dress Balls, Etc. The Ball Rooms of the Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University show his artistic ability. An ample stock of decorations always on hand. Cut flowers at all times. Quick work. Perfect satisfaction. GIVE HIM A TRIAL LEXINGTON - VA. • • ' J J ' l •j«»j»»i«»i« " i» ■i 4 ■ • H-4-H " I " l " l " I " l " l " l " l " l " ! " ! " l " I " I " I " I " I " l " l " l " I " l " ! " I " I " I " i - iTAOlAMT t3 Everything to Eat. All kinds of Game in Season. The Place for the Cadets to et a Cheap, Good Meal. Po liteness and Quick Service Our Motto. LElHlMiTOM lESf AHJlAMf COMFAMf 244 rvv W i " 1 Cadets and their parents alw ays ■welcome at the DUTCH INN ■. I .. H-H-l-H " H " ! " I " l " ! " I " ! " I ' ' l MM I I " ! " I " ! ' j ; LEXINGTON HOTEL LEXINGTON, VA. WE SOLICIT YOUR PATRONAGE • M - l - M ' I ' l - l - I - H - .»--»--f .-f,-t„T„f %••! i i i " All the Cadets know that H. O. DOLD NEEDS NO ADVERTISING Yet he always contributes to the Cadet publications, and when a Cadet wants THE BEST IN t t F. D. CUNNINGHAM, Prop ' r 4. 4. i i t t " THAT ' S ALL " t i . I .. ] .. ; .. ! .. ; ..;.. ! .. ! .. ; .. ! .. ; .. ; .. ! .. ! .. ! .. : .. ; .. ! .. ; .. ; .. ! .. ; .. ; .. ! .. ; .. ; .. ! .. • I " I " I " H " H " I " I " H " 1 " 1 " I " : " I ' ! ! ■ ! " I " H " H " H " I - 1 1 To V. M. I. Cadets • Send your orders for Programs, 4- " I Circulars, Letterheads and other printing to - - - COUNTY NEWS JOB OFFICE - " " It does nice work promptly EATING, SMOKING AND CHEWING To V. M. I. Alumni DOLD " IS THE WORD ■. H .. H .. I .. ! .. H .. ! .. t .. i .. i .. i .. i .. i .. H .. i .. ; .. ; ., i . ; .. ] .. ; .. ; .. i .. The Rockbridge County News • gives V. M. L news every ' . week in the year for only $L00 • H " H " H " H " H " ! " M " H " I " ! " ! " I " I ' 1 " ! ' 1 " 1 " 1 " ! " ! " ! " 245 HARDA VAY CON! COLUMBUS, GA. at Goat Rock, about fifteen For COLUMBUS POWER COMPANY, Columbus, Ga. Hydro-Electric Development on the Chattahoochee miles north of Columbus, Ga. Stone Webster Engineering Corporation, Boston, Engineers. .1. L. Brown, Boston, Mass., Main Superintendent. George F. Harlev, Sparta, Ga., Resident Engineer. 40,000 H. P. 140,000 Cubic Yards Masonry. For GEORGIA POWER COMPANY NORTHERN CONTRACTING COMPANY, Atlanta, Ga. Hvdro-Electric Development on the Tullulah River, Ga. Two Dams and Two Power Houses. Chas. O. Lenz, New York, Engineer. Charles Adsit, Tallulah Falls, Resident Engineer. 9.5,000 H. P., 110,000 Cubic Yards Masonry. For SOUTHERN ALUMNIUM COMPANY, WMtney, N. C. Hvdro-Electric Development on the Yadkin River, N. C. V P. ' E. Bunet, Vice-President and Chief Engineer. + W. P. Marseilles, General Manager. V Louis Roze, ■ Assistant Engineer. V Pierre Berges, Assistant Engineer. V Frank R. Burnette, Resident Engineer. 220.000 H. P. to be developed. J ( yards of Masonry. t " The Hardaway Contracting Company has had twenty years experience in the South; is familiar with all local conditions, and makes a specialty of Hydro-Ele WORK] GO] 24G ACTIIVG COMPANY JANUARY, 1913 UNDER ACT NOTE — Seventeen miles of Railway was built to the site of these Locks for purposes of construction, 6V2 per cent, grades being used on two miles. The work is equipped with a 2,000-H.-P. Steam Plant, Compound Condensing; 12 Locomotives; 20 Steel Derricks of 20-ton capacity and 115 feet high, each operated by specially made 40-H.-P. Hoisting Engineers; Air Compressors of 2,500 cubic feet capacity per minute; Crushing Plant, driven by a 720-H.-P. Corlis Engine, contains one No. 21 Crusher, which takes a 42-inch stone and weighs 485,000 pounds; Six No. 5 Crushers, 4 Sand Rolls; Two 2-yard Cube Mixers and a belt Conveyor, which brings cement from the storage house to the Mixer platform ; besides all other necessary machinery and apparatus. For UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. Improvement of Navigation, Black Warrior River, Ala. Squaw Shoals, above Tuscaloosa, Ala. Three Locks and Two Dams, Numbers 16 and 17. Lieut. Col. C. A. F. Flagler, Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., Engineer. George K. Little, Tuscaloosa, Ala., Assistant Engineer. John B. Battle, Squaw Shoals, Ala., Resident Engineer. 317,000 Cubic Yards Masonry. For CITY OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA. Dillingham Street Bridge, consisting of Five Spans of 128 feet each. Thacher Mueser, New York, Consulting Engineers. W. C. Campbell, Columbus, Ga., Engineer for the City. C. H. Johnson, Columbus, Ga., Resident Engineer. 17,000 Cubic Yards Masonry. Itvelopment and Bridge Sub-Structure. It has the best organizatioD that can be developed ' and the best and most complete equipment that can be designed 247 I .. ] .. I .. l .. I .. I .. ; .. I .. I .. H " l " H-H - I -- I -- l -- l -- l - I - I - ! - I - I - I - I ; COL T. A. JONES, Pres. P. M. PENICK, Vice-Pres. ' £ E. A. OUISENBERRY, JR., Sec ' y-Treas. ■f The Miller Transfer | Company | INGTON, VIRG JNO. C. HUTTON • I - I " I " I " 1 " 1 " I " 1 " 1 " ! " 1 " ! " I " I " I " I " H " I " 1 " 1 " ! " I " I " I " I " H - FOR GIRLS and YOUNG UDIES 47TH YEAR Location: In Blue Ridge Moun- tains, famous Valley of Virginia, near Natural Bridge and Lexington. Won- derful health record. Courses: College Preparatory, Fin- ishing, Music, incluJing Pipe Organ, Secretarial, Domestic Science, etc. Home Life: Personal attention to the whole life — manners, character, etc. Outdoor Sports: Large grounds. Building: Beautiful and commodi- ous. Students from every section of the United States. Rate $285. Cata- logue on request. Address MAIN OFFICE AT LEXINGTON HOTEL Phone No. 62 ■ Box 310 - Buena Vista, Virginia :. ; .. ] ..;.. I ,. I .. ; ,. H .. ; .. I .. ; .. I .. ; .. ; .. I , ; . ; .. t .. ; .. H -- h - H-H- Samuel B. Walker, Jr. SELLS THE BEST Life Insurance in the World INTERVIEWS WITH CADETS AND EX-CADETS SOLICITED AND EXPECTED. Lexington Virginia I - I ■■ ■ I ■ ■ I I ■ I ■ I ■■ 1 ■ ! ■■ 1 I ■ I ■ • M - I I ■ 1 1 1 ■ ■ ■ I ■ ■ 1 ■ 1 ■ ! ! I ■ 1 1 I ■ I ! I 248 • ■ ! ■ ! ■■ ! ■ I ■■ I ■ I ■■ I ■■ I ■ 1 1 I ! I 4 •H• ' • W 4•• 4 • •• I • I • I I I ■■ ■ ■ • I■ I LIDGrER i OOD t HOISTING ENGINES AND CABLEWAYS i ' ■1 Hpt-L ' " ' ' ' ' , % vV V AwJ ii»t H ' ...,„ - Ns SS F - ' Ek ' RI : " ' ' ' ISH HBBtt ■ ■ «£.,.. • ONE SHIPMENT OF LIDGERWOOD DERRICK ENGINES TO THEIHARDAWAY CONTRACT- •J- ING COMPANY. WHO HAVE MORE THAN 70 OF THESE HOISTS AT WORK •i- ON THEIR IMPORTANT SOUTHERN CONTRACTS 1 % t LIDGERWOOD CABLEWAYS USED BY THE HARDAWAY CONTRACTING COMPANY FOR J. CONSTRUCTING DAM AT BLACKSBURG, S. C. J LIDGERWOOD MANUFACTURING CO. | »6 L IBERXY SXREEX, NEM ' YORK, N. Y. ? • .. M I I ■ ■ ■ ■ ! ■■ ! ■ I ■ I ■ : ■■ ! ■■ : ■■ ! I I I ■ ■ I ■ ■ l ■■ ! ■ ! ■■ I ■ I ■ I I I I ! ■ ! I " I ■ I ■ ; i ■ l 249 " AMERICAN " STEAM- ENGINES -ELECTRIC DERRICKS Wooden and Steel LOCOMOTIVE CRANES LOG LOADERS " CROSBY 99 WIRE ROPE CLIPS CRABS HORSE POWERS ELEVATORS SHEAVES BLOCKS W IRE ROPE ETC. AMERICAN HOIST DERRICK CO. ST. PAUL, U. S. A. CHICAGO NEW YORK PinSBURGH NEW ORLEANS SAN FRANCISCO LOS ANGELES SEAHLE PORTUND SPOKANE DENVER WINNIPEG VANCOUVER EDMONTON CALGARY . I .. I ..I..1.,I l..!..!.. ! - ! - ! .. ; .. ; .. ! - !-! " ! " ! " ■. I .. ; .. I .. I .. I .. ; .. ; .. I .. I .. I .. I .. ; .. ; .. ; .. ; .. ; .. ; .. ; .. ; .. I ., -W- 250 4 H • ! I I I I • H ! 4 •H-!• • • • -! 4 - -I-H- •l H-!- •! M • I I ■I ■ I ■■ i •i- •h •h % t + •i- •i- •h •h •i- •i- •J- •i- Use Jefferson Explosives MADE IN BIRMINGHAM •J- J. -i- t BY t U Quality [ motto ] Service Write for Prices and Information Jefferson Powder Go. BIRMINGHAM - - ALABAMA H- •4H•• H- 4••H •H- 4- •H H l ■ I I I ■ ■I !■■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ! ■ I ■ 251 I Jefferson I Po der Company + The Largest Independent Powder | ± and Dynamite Manufacturing ± •!- t Company in the South t ± ± The Line for Maximum Service Air Compressors . Rock Drills .... Hammer Drills . . Gore Drills Goal Cutters .... Quarry Machines . Air Tools Air Hoists Sand Rammers . . Air Pumps Straight Line and Duplex; Steam and Power Driven; Single and Multistage; all capaci- ties and pressures. " Butterfly " Air and Steam Rock Drills; " Elec- tric-Air " Rock Drills. Butterfly " and Imperial " Hammer Drills, " Jackhammer " Drills, Plug Drills and Stope Drills. " Calyx " Diamondless Core Drills for all depths to 6,000 feet. " New Ingersoll " Undercutters; Radialaxe " and " Electric-Air Radialaxe " for shearing. " Monitor " and " Ram " Track Channelers; " Electric- Air Stone Channelers; " Bron- cho " Bar Channelers. " Crown " and Imperial " Pneumatic Ham- mers; " Crown " and " Little David " Drills; Stone Tools. " Imperial " Air Motor Hoists, capacity one- half to five tons. " Crown " Foundry and Concrete Rammers, floor and bench types. Air Lift Systems; " Return -Air " Systems; Displacement Pumps. WRITE FOR BULLETIN ON ANY LINK NEW YORK INGERSOLL-RAND GO. -don Offices The World Over .■ I .. I .. ; .. I .. I .. ; .. i .. l .. l .. ; .. I .. ; .. ; .. I .. l . ; .. l .. l .. ; .. l-I " I " ■ . I ■■ ; I ■■ 1 ■ 1 ■■ ! ■ ■1■■ ■ I ■■ ■I■ •• ■ ■ ■I ■ ! ■■I ■ 1 ■ I I ■I ■ 1 ■■ ■ ! ■■ I ■ ! ■■ I ■■ 252 I Allis-Chambers Manufacturing Co. ± BUILDERS OF t I Power Generating and Transmitting Machinery t Including Steam Turbines, Hydraulic Turbines, Gas I Engines, Steam Engines, Generators, and Motors. % Crushing and Cement-Making Machinery I Including Rock Breakers, Ball Mills, Ball-Tube Mills, Tube Mills, Elevators, and Conveyors. Mining Machinery Complete Equipments for Mining, Milling, Smelting. t Saw Mill Machinery $ t Mills Complete, with Power and Electrical Ma- j- I chinery. i I Flour Mill Equipment $ I Including Roller Mills, Universal Bolters, Purifi- $ J ers. Flour Dressers and Feeders, Flaking Ma- J + chines, Granulators, Conveyors and Transmission I Machinery, Etc. $ t Timber Treating and Preserving Machinery | I Air Brakes for Electric Railways, and Air Com- | t pressors, Both Portable and Stationary ? I General Offices, MILWAUKEE, WIS. t Southern District OHices, ATLANTA, DALLAS, NEW ORLEANS t ■ ; ■■ l„; .■ . ;MI .■ H H H ■ H ■ I ■■ I ■■ I ■■ ! ■ ■■ ■ l ■ ■ I ! ■ ! ■ ! ■■ H ■ I ■ ■ I ■ l ■ ! I ■ I O ■■ I ■■ ! ■■ 253 ■ I » I ..I„ I „ I ■. ; ■. ; .■ I ■. 1 ■. I ■. I ■■ ; ..H ■4 •■ I I ■ ! ■■ ! I 4H • 1 ■ ! I 4• •H•4••1 I I •I •I • •HH H UNION IRON WORKS Contractors ' Equipment, Pile Driving and Excavating Machinery, Road Builders ' and Roofers ' Equipment, Cablev ay Skips, Buck- ets, Flat Cars, Hopper Cars, Side and Rotary Dump Cars Write for Catalogue No. 4 (Pile Driving Machinery) No. 5 (Excavating Machinery) No. 10 (Roofers ' and Road Builders ' Equipment) No. 20 (Buckets, Cars, and Contractors ' Equipment) Union Iron Works MAIN OFFICE AND WORKS Hoboken, N. J. - H ■ I ■■ ! ■ o ■■ ■ I ■■ ■ ! ■■ ■ ! ■4-H-HH-H • ■I■ ■ ■!■■I■■!■ ! ■! ■I■HHH- • ! •• !■ I■■ ■ I • I ■ 254 ■iiliiiiii cA RT PRINTERS SPECIALIZE Our Specialty is COLLEGE ANNUALS, CATALOGUES anii BOOKLETS " C OR the proper handling of College Annuals, Catalogues, View - ■ Booklets, Magazines, etc., it is essential that the printer have a true conception of the purpose of this character of printing and an organization of specialists to plan and supervise the execution of the work, as well as proper equipment to produce it in a suitable manner. C From the time a contract of this nature is placed with us until delivery is made all details of the work are handled by men who have gained from close study and long experience an accurate knowledge of the requirements of ColleQ;e Printing, and who have at hand all the necessary materials with which to work. C. We handle all parts of the w ork— ' Illustrathig, Designing, Eng?-a ' ving, Printing, and Binding of the above mentioned lines and solicit your considera- tion of our quality before placing your contract. C, " We will give you suggestions that will save you more money than you can save by placing your contract with the printer who features " prices. " THIS ANNUAL IS ONE OF OUR PRODUCTS Dulaney-Boatwright Co., Inc. 810-812 HlJRCPrSTREET ' . J. ™. NCHBURG. VA. COMPLIMENTS OF THE D-LAULD CO- COLUMBUS ,o. ■i- •i- ■i- t •i- • • THE AUSTIN CONCRETE MIXER LINE tOMPRISKS AUSTIN IMPROVED CUBE MIXERS IMPROVED CUBE SPECIAL STREET MIXERS in all sizes and mounted on trucks for road and pavement con- IMPROVED CUBE WITH HOT MKER ATTACHMENT in all sizes and styles of woTk and cold ueatlier con Every Engineer should have onr Booklet on the " Science of Mixing Concrete. " Ask for No. 45. Municipal Engineering Contracting Co. RAILWAY EXCHANGE BUILDING, CHICAGO, ILL. " I " I " I " I " 1 " I " ! " ! " I " I " I " I " • • • 4 " I " 4•• •4■4•• 4- • • •H H " !-w•+• • • • •w-W " ++++•w- We Specialize in Ditching Machinery, both for Open Ditches and Pipe Line Work. Full details in Catalogues " VA " and 234 F. C. Austin Drainage Excavator Co. SCIENTIFIC DITCHING IS NOT MERELY MOVING EARTH tials of a well coi itructed ditcli, and a Austin Ditcher gua antees them al Sloped banks and cle of width are essentials of a well constructed ditch, and an Austin Ditcher guarantees both. There is no other way of guar- anteeing the same es- sentials, except hand excavation at prohib- senti H anted in Open Terri RAILWAY EXCHANGE. CHICAGO. ILL. cost. " 1 " 1 " ! " I " I " ! " ! " : " ■■;..;..;..;..;..;..I.,;..I..;..I..I..I..!..;..5- •4H W " ■• ! " ! " ! " ! " I " : " ! " 257 WIRE ROPE FOR EVERY REQUIREMENT Due to careful study of wire rope working conditions, and by correct combinations of ma- terial and construction, we are prepared to furnish a wire rope for any service, that will give maximum results. For heavy duty of all kinds, ve recommend our red strand (TRADE MARK REGISTERED) This grade of rope possesses great strength combined with unusual toughness and flexibility. It is strong, safe and durable. All of our ropes, for what- ever purpose, are made from highest quality material of the grade best adapted to a particu- lar work. Uniformity is assured by a rigid test of each wire. We also manufacture AERIAL WIRE ROPE TRAMWAYS in various systems ESTABLISHED 1857 A.LESCHEN SONSROPE COMPANY ST. LOUIS, MO. NEW YORK CHICAGO DENVER SALT UKE SAN FRANCISCO „;,.;„;,■ ! .■!.. ; .,;„; ,; ,;„; ,; ; ; 1 ImIm!..!.,!..!.. ; .. ! .. ; .. ; ., ? I I BUCYRUS ± COMPANY STEAM. ELECTRIC AND GASO- LINE SHOVELS AND DRAG- LINE EXCAVATORS RIVER. HARBOR AND PLACER DREDGES RAILWAY WRECKING CRANES LOCOMOTIVE PILE DRIVERS AND UNLOADING PLOWS MAIN OFFICE AND WORKS SOUTH MILWAUKEE, WIS. t I .J. + ■i- ± t ' r " I " " r r " r " I " r I ' IW ' " r " I " I " r I " I ' r r I I r r I v i " MORSE " " oll " ' ' Efficiency in your plant vill depend largely upon what kind of tools you use. Tools marked " MORSE " will give ex- cellent service in ex- tremely difficult places. TWIST DRILLS, REAMERS, MILLING CiriTERS, TAPS, DIES, ETC. Carbon and High Speed St eel. Illustrated Cata- logue FREE. MORSE TWIST DRILL MACHINE CO. New Bedford, Mass., U. S. 258 THE CADET Published Weekly by the Cadets of the Virginia Military Institute Subscription Price $1.50 a Year in Advance ■ ' " ■ ' ■ ' ' p.«H.««.. MEEM I kinnp:ar I General •h i Contractors LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA The Miller Supply Company SUPPLIES AND MACHINERY FOR Mills, Mines, Rail- roads, and Contractors Huntington, W. Va. ? " 1 " I " 1 " 1 " I " 1 " 1 " I " 1 " 1 " 1 " 1 " ! " ! " 1 " ! " 1 " I " I " 1 " I " I " I -- I " H " I - 259 Vitrified Saltglazed SEWER PIPE Best Sanitary material for Se-svers Glazed DRAIN TILE For Field Work and Drainage Ditches All Sizes, 3 inches to 42 inches THE MANUFACTURERS S EVANS HOWARD FIRE I BRICK COMPANY i Saint Louis, Missouri X H 4■4 H 4 • • H • • • • • •!• •! " !- •! • •!•• ' ;H ! ! ■ ! I l ■■ l ■ l ■ l ■ I ! - I t Hulburd, Warren I CBb Chandler t-! " ! 4- Stock Brokers and Commission Merchants 130 La Salle Street Santa Catalina T -iI- mJ CALIFORNIA ' S ISianU Ideal Playground Hotel Metropole OPEN ALL THE YEAR. EXCELLENT CUISINE Beautiful Golf Links and Tennis Courts Boating, Bathing, and Sailing, in Safe Waters Mountain Coaching Horse-back Riding Wild Goat Hunting Greatest Fishing Resort in the World An AlI-the-Year-Round Resort Affords Exceptional Field for REST, REC- REATION, and OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT FOR INFORMATION _ CHICAGO ILLINOIS t r " r " r ' r " i " r " I " I " 260 I .. ; ■. . ;„; ■■ ;„ ■ I ■■ I ■■ ■ ; ■ HH-i 4 4 • - H•- • • •H••I I• ! • l • I • •H- H••H-•H - -•H-H■•H- • I •h Charlottesville Woolen Mills ? CHARLOTTESVILLE ± VIRGINIA Manufacturers of Hign-Grade J •i- 4- 4- •h •h •i- UNIFORM CLOTHS FOR t I ARMY, NAVY AND I I OTHER UNIFORM PURPOSES | i AND i t i ' :• Largest Assortment and Best Quality 4- CADET GRAYS I • including those used at the United States Military Academy at West Point and other leading f Military Schools of the country. " t 4- t t % t Used i)i Uniforj}is of Virginia Militafy histitiite ■f " : ■;.■ . , . ■T■■ . . o..IM;Mt„l„ , , ,!..;.■ . .H •l l ■l• H I•4 • H •H• ! M •: % -h4 261 F. J. Heiberger Son zAKMY CS, NAVY cTWerchant Tailors Caps, Equipments, Uni- forms and Civilians ' Tailoring J 1419 F St., Northwest " t WASHINGTON, D. C. t Ijl ESTABLISHED 1851 Raw!! Raw!! Raw!! That would be a iood " yell " for the " butter cro vd " as it is the only " ra v " product that goes on the table. Why don ' t you try a cooked product ric v2le CAPITAL cm DAIRY CO., ° om5 " ' I MEYER ' S MILITARY SHOP t % S. N. MEYER THE INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN HOUSE OF MILITARY SUPPLIES 1231 Pennsylvania Ave., N. W. WASHINGTON D. C. f !-H• • I • : ■: I ■■:■■ I■ I I ! •H-S " I ■ : ■ ! i ■■ l ■■ ! ■ ! LILLEY I UNIFORMS I ARE STANDARD FOR COLLECES EVERYWHERE Lilley Caps Lilley Belts Lilley Swords Lilley Straps Lilley Chevrons and all equipments are unequalled for high quality. Write for catalog ; address m M. C. LILLEY ca, COMPANY 262 I ■ 1 ■ ■ I ■ ■ ■ I • 1 1 1 1 I • I • • I • H • ■ 1 ■ 1 ■ ! 1 ■ 1 ■ ! ■■ I ! ■ ! 1 ! 1 • 1 1 Z ESTABLISHED 1818 BROADWAY cor. TWENTY-SECOND ST. NEW YORK. YOUNG MEN ' S SUITS AND OVERCOATS in the widest range of materials from the medium to the higher priced. GARMENTS FOR MOTORING AND OTHER OUTDOOR SPORTS TRAVELLERS ' COMPLETE OUTFITTINGS ENGLISH HABERDASHERY HATS, SHOES, LEATHER GOODS Send for Illustrated Catalogue ■■ I .. I .. ; ..I..I..I.,i.. i ,.i..i.. i .. i ,. ; .. i .. i .. i .. ; .4. . . j„j, .j I EQUALITY COUNTS | I Standard Quality .}.. ; .. ; .. l .. ; .. ; i.;.. ; . .,-} 4 4. Tha ' t why we have stuck to our policy of making only THE BEST ATHLETIC SUPPLIES for all these years. We are in a position to give you bette satisfaction than ever before in our newly refitted shop. ALEX. TAYLOR CO. ATHLETIC SPECIALISTS Taylor Building - New York Opp. Hotel Manhattan STRAIN PATTON, Agts. When you miss the ball, say ZZUNK A , ; .. ; .. ; .. I .. I .. ; .. I .. I .. i .. ; .. ; .. ; .. I .. ; .. ; .. I .. I .. ; .. I .. I .. I .. I .. I .. I .. ; .. ; .. I „ ; . t ■ I .. !-!-! .. ! .. ; .. ! .. ! .. ; .. ; .. ; .. ! .. ; .. ! .. ! .. ; .. ! .. ; .. ! .. ] .. ! .. ; .. ; .. ; .. ; .. ! .. ! .. 263 There is no quicksand more un- stable than poverty in quality and we avoid this quicksand by stand- ard quality. TENNIS. GOLF. BASEBALL. CRICKET. FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, ATH- LETIC EQUIPMENT CATALOGUE FREE A. G. SPALDING BROS. 613 14th Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. ■ I .. ; .. ! .. ; .. ;-! .. ; .. ! .. ; .. ; .. ! .. ! .. ! .. ! .. ! .. ! .. : .. ; .. ; .. ; .. ;-! - ! - : - ! - ! - a t - I " I " I " I " l " l " ! " I " ! " I " I " I " I " H-! " ! " ! " I " ! " ! " : " ! " l " I " l " I " ! - ■i..i..i..i..i..;..i.4..;..i..i.. i ..;-; Chas. Pracht C COMPANY MANUFACTURERS OF Superfine Chocolates Glace ' Nuts Satin Finish Candies and Salted Nuts 406-408 Franklin St., West BALTIMORE, MARYLAND I I Morara I t I I Coffee m Absolutely Pure I ? t I % X Delicious Cup Quality t i Sealed Tins + j- 1 lb. 3 lbs. 4 lbs. SIbs. I I C. W. Antrim Sons 4H-!• i- I ! ! ! ■ I ■■ ! ■■ l ■■ l •• l !•■ ■ ! ■ I ! I ! 4 ! ■■ I I ■ I ■■ l ■ RICHMOND, VA. T ■ H .. I .. ; ,, , . ; .. ; .. , I ., I ., I .. I .. ; .. ; .. ; ,. ; .. I .. ; .. I ,, ; .. ; .. ; .. I .. I .. I .. I .. I .. I .. ; .. ; .. ; .. H .. I .. H " I Kingan ' s " Reliable ' " Hams I % Are sold everj where by those who know that it always pays to sell the best ASK YOUR GROCER We sell Dry Salt Meats, Canned Meats, Smoked Meats, Fresh Meats, Lard, But- ter, Cheese, Eggs, Oleomargarine H- KING AN COMPANY (Lv?iited) Richmond, Va. % t . . . , X 264 t t The Lindner Shoe Co. cTVlakers gf Ladies ' Fine Shoes CARLISLE, PENNSYLVANIA OFFICES Philadelphia, Pa. New York City, N. Y. Chicago, 111. San Francisco, Cal. Washington, D. C. |.;. ..H H-H••I-H HHH• !-H!-l- -H- • -H• HHH-HH•4 ! ■■ 1 1 I - l - l -i-H- 265 Bailey, Banks Biddle Co. DIAMOND MERCHANTS, JEWELERS, SILVERSMITHS, STATIONERS Makers of Class Rings for the Virginia Military Institute 1905—1911—1912—1914 College and School Emblems and Novelties Illustrations and prices of Class and Fraternity Emblems, Seals, Charms, Plaques, Medals, Souvenir Spoons, etc., mailed upon request. All emblems are executed in the workshops on the premises, and are of the highest grade of finish and quality CLASS RINGS Particular attention given to the designing and manufacture of Class Rings 1218-20-22 Chestnut St PHILADELPHIA I Mary Baldwin Seminary I FOR YOUNG LADIES I Term Begins September 11th, 1913 Located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Unsurpassed climate, beau- tiful grounds and modem appointments. Students from 32 states. Terms mod- erate. Pupils enter any time. Send for Catalogue. MISS E. C. WEIMAR, Principal Staunton Virginia ■■ ] .. ; .. ; .. ; .. I .. I .. ] .. ; .. ] .. I - I .. ; .. I .. I .. ; .. I .. I .. ; .. ! .. I .. I .. I .. I .. ; .. I .. I .. ; .. ; .. I .. ! .. I .. I .. I .. I .. I .. I .. ; .. ; .. I .. I .. l .. I .. I .. I .. I .. l .. ; .. i .. i .. ; .. : .. ; .. ; .. i .. i .. ; .. i .. ; .. ; . 266 The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company has poHcies which offer the great- est protection at the smallest cost. Insurance costs less for a young man than for an old one. If you are interested, the Company has agents in almost all cities and villages, who will be glad to explain the details of any of the Company ' s policies. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Home Office, 1 Madison Avenue NEW YORK CITY vPtPt?, te:J A ' .

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