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Show Hide text for 1916 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 330 of the 1916 volume: “ S F??TW x?-tv yyyj j ry 7 . A SSX fJ» X THE BOMB VI RGINIA MILITALY I NSTITUTE LEXINGTON VIRGINIA Betucatton to Colonel Jennings Cropprr W ist JJrilliant toritcr ana inspiring tcacljcr C-ntlnisiaStir in loftp purpose S3 ioocr of tijc " ©lo ©rap Coat " Ucbotco to B. ffl. 3. ana l)fr higher acniebement a faitftful fricnb a. courteous gentleman fln efficient Solbicr " ®Bc otoc tljcc much " Virginia Moukning Heu Dead l ' luitum-nphi ' il ami Colore! l.y rmil Strand. New York HE editor of some Annual ' way back yonder in the dark- ages modestly apologized for thrusting his work of art upon an unsuspecting public; we would really like to follow his example, along with countless other editors, but we are determined to be original at the start, if nowhere else. Accordingly, we present the thirty-second volume of The Bomb with infinite abandon. There are parts of our book that you won ' t like — neither do we, but we had to fill up three hundred-odd pages with something; and, moreover, we know what happened to the man in the fable who tried to please everybody. And, at least, we won ' t burden you with our manifold troubles — the book is not yet printed that is big enough to hold the portrayal of a Keydet ' s sorrows, when he thinks of home and rev on a cold morning and how mam- days it is until Finals. We are showing as much of the brighter side of Insti- tute life as we can without being thrown under arrest, and in doing so we have thought of those who will sympathize and understand — the Home Folks and Calic (God bless ' em). Alumni and Friends. Professors and Subs, Class- mates and Men of the Corps to-day. So, when looking over this, our " paper, " give us a six for trying — and don ' t forget what Kipling says: " An ' if sometimes our conduck isn ' t all your fancy faints. Why, single men in barricks don ' t grow into plaster saints. " His Excellency, Hon. Henry Carter Stu. GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF BORED VISITORS HIS EXCELLENCY, HENRY CARTER STUART GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF STi)C 13ocirD (Terms Expire July 1. 1916) HON. RORER A. JAMES Danville, Va HON. GEORGE L. BROWNING Orange, Va CAPTAIN MONTGOMERY B. CORSE Lexington, Va GEORGE W. STEVENS. ESQ Greenlee. Va (Terms Expire July 1, 191S) GENERAL CHARLES J. ANDERSON Richmond. Va COLONEL JOSEPH BUTTON Richmond, Va HON. THOMAS L. TATE Draper, Va COLONEL FRANCIS L. SMITH Alexandria, Va WALTER H. TAYLOR. ESQ _ Norfolk, Va £@cmoers of tbe 13oarO OBt SDfficio GENERAL WILLIAM W. SALE Richmond, Va ADJUTANT GENERAL OF VIRGINIA HON. R. C. STEARNES Richmond, Va SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION BRIGADIER-GENERAL EDWARD WEST NICHOLS SUPERINTENDENT COLONEL HUNTER PENDLETON, M. A.. Ph. D. PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY COLONEL NATHANIEL BEVERLEY TUCKER, B. S„ C. E. PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY COLONEL FRANCIS MALLORY, C. E. PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING COLONEL HENRY CLINTON FORD, B. S.. Ph. D. PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AND LATIN- COLONEL JOHN MERCER PATTON, M. A. PROFESSOR OF MODERN LANGUAGES COLONEL THOMAS ARCHER JONES. B. S„ C. E. PROFESSOR OF CIVIL ENGINEERING COLONEL CHARLES WYATT WATTS. C. E. PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS COLONEL ROBERT THOMAS KERLIN, M. A., Ph. D. PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH COLONEL FRANCIS HENNEY SMITH, JR. PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS COLONEL HARRY L. HODGES PROFESSOR OF MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS COLONEL WILLIAM M. HUNLEY, B. A. PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE LIEUTENANT-COLONEL ROBERT BARCLAY POAGUE, B. S. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING AND DRAWING MAJOR MURRAY FRENCH EDWARDS, B. S. ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF GERMAN CAPTAIN B. DAVIS MAYO, B. S. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS, DRAWING, AND TACTICS CAPTAIX ROBERT C. SNIDOW ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GERMAN CAPTAIN JAMES A. ANDERSON. B. S. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND TACTICS CAPTAIN LLOYD L. LEECH, B. S. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY, LATIN, AND TACTICS CAPTAIN LESTER T. GAYLE, B. S. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY AND MATHEMATICS AND TACTICS CAPTAIN FRANK A. GROVE, B. S. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS AND TACTICS CAPTAIN HOWARD F. GILL, B. S. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND TACTICS CAPTAIN HEXLEY P. BOYKIN, B. S. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LATIN AND ENGLISH AND TACTICS CAPTAIN BENJAMIN BOWERING, B. S. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AND TACTICS ♦CAPTAIN EDWIN P. CONQUEST. B. S. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS CAPTAIN J. EDWARD DAVIS, B. S. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GERMAN •Assigned to duty at John Marshall High School, Richmond, VI 13 OLD V. M. I. To H. L. Q. Words and Music by Q. Karow, ' 16. 4- - re : m - — 1. Up - on a hill top 2. From out the bat tie, 3. Sing - ing thy prais - es stand your gray tow ■ ers from out the tur moil, thy sons will leave thee, 1 gE gH gfy Zp=jZZlZ i cncrcrc p crp Vaunt • ing their chal - lenge Thy name is re • echoed, V. M. I. men they to the earth and thy fame shall ne ' ei will be till thev P==p= » » p !=»= ==pS --= =? ?• - d U u I ■A 1- ' , Our Al ma Ma Thy sons e ' er read To our sweet moth — - tit fe " - taw- her head to rally nev - er low - ers, ' round thy stand ard, loy - al and true. i We praise thee, we love thee. Shall praise thee and love thee, Lov • ing and prais - ing Old Old Old • : :p= -M ± - ffc M. I. M. I. M. I. c «_, i tJ=E Copyright. 1910, by G. Knr =l=fest3Ust OWTHE BOMB . v ■ r M4ferr, mmm Main Barracks and Jackson Memorial Hall The corner-stone of barracks was laid July 4, 1850 (southwest corner of barracks), and the building was completed during the next few years and dedicated in 1856. In June, 1896, the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hall was completed with funds collected by the Stone- wall Jackson Memorial Association. In this building are the chapel, gymnasium, and engineering school. CE is ii .- -- iM.ii.l.iiiH The Smith Memorial Building Was erected in 1901 to the memory of the first Super- intendent, Colonel Francis H. Smith, by the Institute, and now comprises the academic hall. 15 THE BOMB The Maury-Brooke Science Hali. Built in 1909. and containing- the electrical and chemical laboratories. To the memory of Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maun ' . Professor, V. M. I., from 1868 to 1S73, and Captain John Mercer Brooke, Pro- fessor, V. M. [., from 1865 to 1906. The Library Building Was erected by the Institute in 1907. Contains 18.000 volumes. The second floor contains quarters for the Board of Visitors, and on the third floor is the Cadet Dialectic Literarv Society Hall. THE BOMB The Administration Building Was erected in 1903 by the Institute. In it are the tailor shop, military store, treasurer ' s office, quarter- master ' s office, and the post exchange. The Mess Hall Was destroyed in 1864, restored, again burned in 1904, and rebuilt on the original foundation in 1905, with an extensive addition and many improvements. THE BOMB 1 Vires Quarters The Superintendent ' s house was built in 1S62. Two other sets of quarters were built between 1850 and 1853, restored in 1867, after being burned, and the third set was built in 1915. Washington Statue Original by Jean Antoine Houdon. March, 1856, the General Assembly authorized the Governor to expend the sum of $10,000 for the purchase of the lirst bronze replicas for the Institute. Unveiled in 1856. In June. 1864. it was transported by General Hunter, who destroyed the Institute, as a trophy of war to Wheeling, W. Ya., and returned by order of Secretary of War Stanton, in 1865. THE BOMB Bronze Guns The two large guns by the Washington Statue, L ' Envee and Le Severe, are 24 pounders, and were cast in Duaci. France, in 1693 and 1678, respectively, during the reign of Louis XIV. These great bronze guns weigh 5.500 pounds each, and are each eleven feet seven inches in length. i ) - % In -HB ft " " uiii m m m mil mail ii |H , nil huh mj? 1 Cadet Hospital THE BOMB jTircsiOc Ucticrirs I am sitting in the armchair by the firelight ' s ruddy glow. Lost in dreamy recollections of the days of long ' ago. From iiiy pipe the smoke is curling in an azure-tinted cloud, Soothing nut the care and worry under which my head is bowed. l)u the pane the frost has gathered, and the night is dark and cold: From the caves the snow is whirling, and the winter wind is bold. As the pages of the past unfold the years at V. M. I„ My eyes grow dim with longing, from my heart there wells a sigh. Though the snapping logs blaze cheerful, and the cozy room glows wa While within my homely shelter here I can not feel the storm. Yet my heart is sore within me, as the pictures fade and rise, For tlie passing of the friendships and the breaking of the ties. From afar T hear the sighing of a bugle through the gloom, And I see a sentry pacing like a shadow through a tomb, Like a lonely shadow pacing on his cold and weary post. Keeping guard throughout the nighttime for all the sleeping host. I can see once more the camp-fire, with the boys all gathered round. I ' can see their tirelit faces, hear the banjo ' s haunting sound. Mow before me springs a vision of the gleam of many guns; Down the road in steady column come Virginia ' s sturdy sons, With the colors proudly waving in the balmy Southern air — Tis a sight to be remembered, when you once have seen it there. In the mountains of Virginia, where the sunny hills are blue. There ' s a place of fame and valor whose very name rings true. ( )b. the magic of the prideful words — a V. M. I. Cadet! How glad I am I ' ve been one — how I long to be one yet! C. C. C, featrr 1. M. % Erti, WB )iU ant) IrlloUi 2Sf , ffiMliitr aitii J}dloto floats on iitgl), ClK Institute sliall nrbcr tiic; o noto, niorts, toifli one boirc rrp, $ot bless our team anti 13. jftt. 3. _! ' •- ' ., $1 ■:.■... ' . ' ' . ' ■: ' ' . ' ■-. General Plans of Improvements THE BOMB ©unset at $. £@. 3. Just over the top of the rolling hills, A monarch on his throne, The setting sun gilds the battlements With a glory not their own, Till they seem like pillars of amber light Transfigured into stone. And behind them the purple Blue Ridge Rising rugged ' gainst the sky That is filled with crimson streamers — Tis a sight that will never die In the hearts of those who have seen it — Sunset at V. M. I. D. A. T„ (LAS S q ISP ■p . SMM.uit 5l §, 4 ml MP n3h _3- «l HkV.-v ' - fjjgllHln • » . B Kill C t ' mI ' ■ M C ; , - , ' i L " . ' » dfll Ft ■fcs l yHL. THE BOMB First Class Officers Colors : Blue and White VICTOR REESE GILLESPIE President LINDSAY PITTS - Vice-President HERNANDO MONEY READ Historian THE BOMB THOMAS DWYER AMORY WILMINGTON, DEL. Born 1892. Matriculated 1 ( 1(). " Tom " — " Differential " " Tito ' modest, on his unembarrass ' d brozv Nature had written — gentleman. " —Byron. Fourth Class: Private Co. " B. " Third Class : Corporal Co. " D " ; Class Base- ball ; Class Basket-Bail. Second Class : Private Co. " A " ; Scrub Basket- Bali; Class Baseball. First Class : Private Co. " F " ; Color Guard ; Scrub Basket-Ball. " T. M. " WE introduce this molecule by saying that " Mutt " Loth is the only one here now that was when he arrived, and in the meantime " Mutt " dropped out for two years to ttend Annapolis. However, we are glad " Tom " remained to graduate with Sixteen, lse the class would have missed a charming personality. " Tom " has always been popular, because he is a good mixer. He can list to your joke, and then go you one better by smiling at it. As a Third Classman he was the devil for which some underclassmen are famous as being, but after he had lost his Corp for a misdemeanor, and several other mishaps bad taken place, " Differential " reformed. When his First Class year arrived, with its astute- ness, he was able to fit in admirably. Through all he has insisted on being an athlete, and. besides his accomplishments in basket-ball, the gym and dumb- bells have put many kinks in bis figure. In two other respects be is the ideal keydet : he could snore in a boiler factory and ' he has never taken first stand in his classes. Amory intends to try his lance as a business man, and he is bound to ring the bell, because — I UV : - id J " He ' s got the friends, he ' s got the ways, he ' s got the will to do. ' " «. ' Ha! " THE BOMB MOSS WILLIAM ARMISTEAD PORTSMOUTH, VA. Born 1895. Matriculated 1912. " Jinlmy " — " Moss " " Beamy the world— yet a blank all the same. " —Browning. Fourth Class: Private Co. " D. " Third Class: Private Co. " D. " Second Class: Private Co. " D. " First Class: Private Co. " E " ; Cadet Dialect Society : Marshal Final German. SrEPPING jauntily from the aft quarter of the Lightning Express(ly) Limited one fateful morning in Septemher, our hero wended his way undismayed to the scene of future battles. On that day Moss learned many things, and the knowledge lent a somberness to his hitherto joyous countenance which the sound of the waves near " Norfolk by the sad, sad sea " does not seem to erase. He proposed to startle the world, and nearly succeeded. But the General refused to enthuse over the " young scamp ' s " military ability, whereat our young Napoleon decided to encumber the Army. If not too lazy. Moss can tell you how to go to sleep in ranks or how to get from 10-B to forma- tion in half a second less than that. No one ever discovered whether our salt-sea warrior possessed a heart or not. Anyhow, he is minus one now if certain dainty missives from said Norfolk speak truly. And yet Moss is the kind who won ' t stay down, who knows how to work when the real test comes. Here ' s hoping him all success ! " How! That is gross — shut the gate. " 35 THE BOMB BLACKSTONE DRUMMOND AYRES ACCOMAC, VA. Born 1896. .Matriculated 1913. " B. D. " — " Doc " — " Farmer " " It would talk; Lord, how it would talk. " — Beaumont and Fletcher. Third Class: Private Co. " A " ; Episcopal Church Club. Second Class : Sergeant Co. " C " ; Scrub Foot- ball ; Vestry Episcopal Church Club; Mar- shal Final Ball. First Class : Second Lieutenant Co. " A " Captain Varsity Track ; Scrub Football Cadet Staff; Vestry Episcopal Church Club Marshal Final German. THE scene above, which represents an editor of no little abilty and a lion with the ladies, is a member of the tribe of " Tommy. " He was first seen to enter barracks with a sweet potato under one arm and an Irish potato under the other. He was immediately christened " Farmer. " But he was not destined to be only a fanner, for bis ability as an editor shone out until it was detected by Joe Collins. On the Cadet Staff he lauded the tribe of " Tommy, " but spoke no good of the tribes of " Monk, " " Rat, " and " Chappie. " Of course he couldn ' t get away with these attacks, but suffered a broken nose soon thereafter while lighting for honors on the gridiron. The peculiar thing about this was that it fell to the lot of a Liberal Artist to turn the trick. But this mishap did not call our hero to a halt, for he drowned its effects in — " Bring blustrv. " the Ovcrholt. James, the weather has In THE BOMB WILLIAM BROOKS BRADFORD TALLAHASSEE. FLA. Born 1N . Matriculated 1912. " Swamp Rat " — " Brooks " " 0 you shall sec him laugh till his face In- like a wet cloak ill laid up. " — Shakespeare. Fourth Class; Private Co. " C. " Third Class: Corporal Co. " E " ; Gym Team. Second Class: Sergeant Co. " D " ; Gym Team: Chairman Ring Committee. First Class: First Lieutenant Co. " D " ; The Bomb Staff; Gym Team; Class Football; Marshal Final German " T. " X this noble, transcendent youth we have one in whom are embodied all the nobler sentiments of mankind — the very essence of honesty and virtue, gentle towards all, yet firm in his opinions. He is a denizen of the Florida swamps, whither he repairs during a part of the summer to ecstatically spend his time wallowing in the mud and playing " Peekaboo, f see you " with the darling little moccasins. As umbrageous spots are rather scarce, he comes hack to us each September brown as a nut (more the color of a pecan than a butternut). For his honesty and wisdom of judgment he was chosen chairman of the ring committee, and you have but to gaze upon the exquisite master- piece with which each ' 16 man ' s hand is adorned (and also that of a fair maid or two I to see conclusive evidence of his efficiency. We are sure that the world will hear of this young man. for his character, supported by his willingness to work, prophesy for him the career of a celebrity. " You dumb First Classmen, wake up! " THE BOMB JOSEPH EVAN BREWSTER UTICA, N. Y. Horn 1893. Matriculated 1913. " Monte " — " Jo-Jo " — " J. Evan " — " H. 0. " " Enthusiasm begets enthusiasm. " — Johnson. Third Class: Private Co. " A " ; Class Baseball. Second Class : Sergeant Co. " A " ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class : Private Co. " E " ; Varsity Track ; Marshal Final German. ArTER an inspection tour of nearly every school in the United States. " Monte " entered V, M. I. to escape the pen. and now wishes he hadn ' t. From the day that his beautiful smile lightened the gloom of barracks. " J. Evan " desired above all things to wear a sword, but. alas, his fond dreams were shattered when he lost his chevrons. " Jo-Jo " gets a new calic every hop, but the climax was reached when, after one hop, he was caught trying to get freight rates on mail matter in car-load lots to Danville. Sad to say, " Absence makes the heart grow fonder " — for the other fellow, and now his biscuits have been cut in many slices. He missed his calling when he took Electricity, how- ever ; he was born to lie a Liberal Artist, for he can take a word and draw it out into an all-night yarn. " Monte " is ambitious to enter the Army, and we expect to see him carrying the coveted sword some day. The best wishes of his friends and smitten calic will follow him wherever he goes. ' ■For the love of Mike. Mull, be reasonable THE BOMB JESSE JOHNSTON BURKS COMPTON BRIDGE, VA. Born 1895. Matriculated 1912. ' •Madam " — " Billy " — " Sister " -Brother, thy tail hangs down behind " —Road Song of the Bandcrlog— Kipling. Fourth Class: Private Co. " D. " Third Class: Corporal Co. " C. " Second Class: Sergeant Co. " E " ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Second Lieutenant Co. " E " ; Mar- shal Final German. — — AILING from the uncharted river which Compton bridges, our friend " Madam " JPl ruined her reputation at the beginning by rooming with the " Kink. " Since those eventful days many men has she duelled with: but few have been aide to put up with her long, until her present partners in sorrow, taking pity on her because of the harshness of barracks, consented to receive their " Sister " into the haven of 99-1 ' .. To repay this kindess " Billy " showers them with her favors, and offers to make all concerned extremely athletic, she being a strung believer in the " New Woman. " As was but lilting. " Billy " kept her feet in the straight and narrow way until a recent Christmas, when the rain probably caused her to slip from her seat After the fireworks, " Sister " took all duty, swearing she had a bad cold, but we " hae our doots. " She advocates the theory that " the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world, " supporting her opinion against great opposition in the shape of No. 11 shoes. But, taking her all in all, our " Madam " has only one bad habit— she smokes. " Oh, III,- hell you predominate! " THE BOMB CORNELIUS COLTON CHAPIX RICHMOND, VA. Born 1893. Matriculated 1911. " Jape " — " Ned " " His life was gentle, and the elements So mixed in him that Nature might stand up. And say to all the world, This was a man. ' " — Shakespeare. Fourth Class: Private Co. " D. " Third Class: Private Co. " D " ; Gym Team. Second Class : Private Co. " D " ; Gym Team : Marshal Final Ball. First Class : Private Co. " E " ; Gym Team ; Cadet Dialectic Society; Marshal Final German. __ .lYIXFl.Y tall and most divinely fair. " large of limb and most beautifully fashioned. I J Might well be likened to the egg whereon the ostrich sits. O ne gloomy day in the year of disaster the sentinel on post was heard to laugh out loud, exclaiming: " Look what the cat drug in ! " Our hero, blushing modestly, acknowledged the introduction and proceeded to make himself at home. The acquisition of indiscriminate knowledge became his ambition, for which he spends many hours of diligent slumber. Having acquired all there was to know about electricity, he sighed for more worlds to conquer. Obedient to this craving, he realized his ideals in the new course, otherwise known as " Cots and Covers. " Like all men of great learning, " Jape " is a bit absent-minded. One Christmas while making lemonade (?) he carelessly laid his finger on the table and tried to cut it off. Whatever profession will grace his services we have not the imagination to picture. but we ' ll go you the limit (in this — he makes good. " You swear! " " The Keydel bald, he is not old.— How! " THE BOMB MORTIMER HEATH CHRISTIAN KESWICK, VA. Born 1895. Matriculate! 1911. " Percy " — " Mori " — " Cavalier " — " Percy Bysshc " — " Hard Luck " -The worst fault that you have, is to be in love. " —Shakespeare. Fourth Class: Private Co. " D " ; Gym Team. Third Class: Private Co. " C " ; Gym Team: Monogram Club. Second Class: Private Co. " D " : Gym Team: Monogram Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " D " ; Captain Gym Team: Cheer Leader: Monogram Club; Hop Committee: Marshal Final German " T. " _ 8 m wL " °» : . is characterized by his ever-present hard luck dicated not only by the way he crapped out in nice of the W. and L. hops. He says that he :er his first Saturday afternoon in the guard- if ,j EHOLD this " Wrath of God, " who ■ " ■ raised to the nth power. This is in No. 54, but by his untimely attend; never appreciated the 40s until aft house. But when these memories overwhelm him, all that is necessary to bring the sunshine to his otherwise solemn countenance is to mention " Baltimore Smile. " Then. " Merci, " what a change! So, after all. she may deserve his golden shower of affection. History is rather hazy as to his Rathood, but the Guard Tree has witnessed many of his struggles and defeats up until the time he fortified his position with Liberal Arts. So safe and secure does he feel behind this barrier that he spreads his downy couch with regularity at 2:00 P. M. with only one precaution — " Wake me up at 4 o ' clock, will you. Paul? " Somehow " Percy " has acquired the idea that the Army needs improving, and after his gradua- tion he expects to be among those present wdien General Wood calls the roll. But no matter what be may do, we feel sure that he will manage to get rid of his persistent " jinx. " " That ' s what I want to know— how come " THE BOMB CHARLES JOSEPH COLLI XS TAMPA, FLA. Born 1894. Matriculated 1913. " Joe " — " Eddie " " So now, Classmates, I ' ll meet you later on fond farewell- Heaven. " — Anonymoi Third Class: Private Co. " B. " Second Class : Sergeant Co. " A " ; Assistant Editor-in-Chief Cadet; Marshal Final Ball. First Class : Second Lieutenant Co. " E " : Editor-in-Chief Cadet; Editor Christmas Supplement: The Bomb Staff: President Cadet Literary Society ; Athletic Council : Inter-Collegiate Debate Council ; Cadet Librarian ; Marshal Final German. " T. M. " OE is ambitious. And this is just about half. The other half is that he usually gets what he goes after. He wanted to put out the best Cadet that the Institute has ever had, and he did — not by accident, but through his ability and work. In fact, he is the editor of two papers. The other comes out every other day and is mailed to Pittsburgh. " Eddie " is " hard away " after an intellect. Most any time you can find him at the library devouring Browning or somebody ' s " Life of Gladstone. " Why, he reads this stuff like a Third Classman does the " Parisienne " ! Also, he is always ready for any scheme that 62 can devise, and this is going some. And when he dances — O Bucyrus ! He took enough lessons to break and manceuver a calic to the door, and then — look out for your Biscuits if he has them, for here is where this Liberal Artist shines. He is a natural-born organizer and big dog in the literary societies. We are looking forward to some day purchasing a set of his works. So ' ere ' s to you, " Joe. " Remem- ber that the wishes of your many friends are that some day you CvC Aj Nko may attain your " Climax. " " Is that a fact-ory? " THE BOMB WALTER WILLIAM COSBY BRANDY STATION ' , VA. Born 1S 1 »4. Matriculated 1913. " Venie " — " Cos " " Saint abroad, and devil at home. " —Buiiyaii. Third Class: Private Co. " E. " Second Class; Private Co. " E " ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Military Secretary: Marshal Final German. HIS sedate personage from the hill minutes after he matriculated, for li His great pastime is boasting how oxer to his friend " Guy. " He is T 1 m:5 senate personage inun me inns of Virginia became r eal popular a very few minutes after he matriculated, for his name is not an unknown one amongst cadets. ; turned down a sergeantcy and handed it veritable lion among the ladies — his corre- spondence is sufficient proof. " Coz " demonstrated to his roommates one night his ability as a cat tamer when about two o ' clock in the morning he was awakened by a sham battle among the members of the Feline Family. X ' cadet in all barracks has such a figure as he possesses, for when he struts about the Institute he reminds one of a " Boxing Kangaroo, " and he was known to fall once and rock himself to sleep. We have been unsuccessful in our efforts to get all of the country dialect out of him He is a follower of " Monk, " and some day we expect to pass Brandy- Station and find it so illuminated that one might think it I ' .road- way. Here ' s to you, " Coz, " hoping that your success will be as great as it has been at your Alma Mater. " Gosh daru ' t. " THE BOMB HARRY ASHBY DeBUTTS UPPERVILLE, VA. Born 1895. Matriculated 1912. " Halfy " — " Arry " — " D " " While his off-heel, insidiously aside, Provokes the caper which lie seems to chide. " —Sheridan. Fourth Class : Private Co. " A. " Third Class : Corporal Co. " A " ; Class Foot- ball ; Class Baseball: Assistant Manager Football. Second Class : Color Sergeant Co. " A " ; Class Football : Class Baseball, Ring Committee ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Captain Co. " B " ; Class Football; Manager Basket-Ball ; Cadet Staff ; Mono- gram Club: Athletic Council; Banquet Com- mittee ; Manager Mandolin Club ; Marshal Final German. " T. M. " FOUR years ago this Vernon Castle the Second decided to leave his native haunts of Upperville, Va., and acquire some hard-earned knowledge at V. M. I. This he has not succeeded in doing — hence his nickname, " Hawf Wit. " He struts around IN by the hour, with a campaign hat where his brains ought to be, swearing that he is going to be an officer in the Field Artillery; but as " a battery seen is a battery destroyed, " he hasn ' t much chance — especially on account of his radiant complexion. He is known by the fair sex as an easy mark, throwing class rings promiscuously around the floor and dancing the " jitney roll " with the most idyllic expression of beatitude. He is very fond of a combination of Rudyard Kipling and the Smoky City, but in the summer time he is in his prime, following the hounds on his favorite burro. Being a follower of " T. Jones, Virginia, " he is sure to come out on top in the end, and he will always be welcome wherever he goes — especially to the calic. Go get ' em, Harry. " Damn! Ain ' t she keen? " THE BOMB DeLANCY A. DeGRAFF KINGSTON, N. V. Born 1894. Matriculated 1911. " Ike " — " Kike " — " DceGraivss " " 1 drink when I hare occasion, and some- times when I have no occasion. " —Cervantes. Fourth Class: Private Co. " F. " Third Class: Private Co. " A " ; Hop Committee. Second Class: Sergeant Co. " A " ; Hop Com- mittee; Assistant Leader Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " B " : The Bomb Staff; Vice-President Cotillion Club; Banquet Com- mittee ; Assistant Leader Final German. " N. " H ZM F ' S the only First Classman who tells the truth about what he dues, and doesn ' t care who knows. The " Kike " goes hog wild about " the light that shines in woman ' s eyes, " and in its bright glow great " Gladness " can be seen to envelop him It ' s lucky that he doesn ' t want a dip, for the requirements for a diploma are: " elementary mathematics and a little English. History, and Geology, " none of which could be developed into a thesis by the " Kike. " He has the handiest ear in the world — it can be made to go deaf by pressing a certain rib, and wdien he so desires he ' s off to Lynchburg. The bell-hops say: " Yessah. Mr. " Ike, " right upstairs, suh. " Oh. he ' s renowned, all right. He learned to love his home town this summer, and talked about it for weeks, until the lotus food that we eat took effect, so that last year ' s doings become as a dream. II — II — II — II We feel sure that he will come out of the big end of the horn, if the little end is too small ; but what he does wdien he comes out is most doubtful — vet full of Gladness, I reckon. " Let ' s g, ■0 Lor-rd, 1 some good ' G-G- sh I had lots of THE BOMB J. A. BROADUS DILLARD FREDERICKSBURG, VA. Born 1896. Matriculated 1912. " Bogie " — " Runt " ' Who, by taking thought. his stature? " Fourth Class Third Class: Ball. Second Class tor Cadet Private Co. " C. Private Co. " C " add one cubit —Bible. Class Basket Private Co. " C " ; Assistant Edi- Class Baseball ; Company Rifle Team ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " D " : Cadet Staff; Varsity Track ; Marshal Final German. BEHOLD " John Barleycorn " Dillard — at least with the aid of a magnifying glass. This startling likeness was obtained by an ingenious combination o f microscope and photograph lens designed especially for the occasion. " Dogie " was an exceed- ingly cute Rat. and was taken for an A. D. T. boy when he reported in short breeches to the O. D. Since then micrometer measurements show his development nearly .0024 of an inch. This represents his growth in stature only — nothing can gauge his growth as a calic ' s man. It is on record that one lady said: " Oh. that Mr. Dillard! Every time 1 see him I want to take him on my lap and cuddle him. " Also, " c " thinks he is running a branch of the Lexington P. O. in 99-B. judging from the gross excess of passionately tinted mail he both sends and receives. " Dogie " is a highbrow of highbrows, making an S.8 on one exam when afflicted with an excruciating headache, which barred him from all but eight hours ' study. Lastly, " Soap " seems to think that he is a combina- tion phonograph and steam calliope, although he couldn ' t carry a tune in a bucket, and only whistles " Aloha Oe " off the key. Truth forces us to add that the Fishes have nothing on hi " thought I ' d die " THE BOMB GUY HUMPHREY DREWRY LA CROSSE, VA. Born 1894. Matriculated 1913. " Pie " — " Little George " " The world knows nothing of its great- -Heiir Taylo Third Class: Private Co. " C. " Second Class: Sergeant Co. " C " ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Military Secretary; Marshal Final German. THE unlucky year 1913 ushered into our mi. 1st a Rat who hails from nowhere, in fact, but he informed us by his facial characteristics that even if he resembled a crust of pie he was sure to leave a noble impression on all who came in contact with him. His favorite pastime is sitting in his room writing lengthy epistles, and Du knows that the mail has missed connection if Guy does not get his daily mess. me He tells his friends that " Brigadier-General " Drewry is the man who runs this post, ami if Harry could hear him command he would not have him knocking a " stone-crusher. " The " Lone Wolf " can he seen strolling on the streets of Lexington at all hours when not writing orders, and it is a sure fact that if he should reveal the happenings on these event- ful journeys they would disch.se things of a really surprising s ' study, his feet perched high above 100k aside and hastily exclaim: " It o found an " X " and " D " Academj Domestic Science and Electrical pretty soft: n; tu re. After a f ew ninute hi s 1 ea 1, he u ill toss his 1 is migh y soft Ex leets t ii) vhi :h the c inrs •s of E ' g net ring w 11 ic t night. ' Thai THE BOMB PAUL HOLLIDAY DUNCAN JONESVILLE, " A. Born 1894. Matriculated 1912. " Guttersnipe " — " P " " What probing deep Has ever solved the mystery of sleep ' " —Aldrich. Fourth Class: Private Co. " C. " Third Class : Private Co. " C. " Second Class : Private Co. " C " ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " B " ; Southwest Vir- ginia Club ; Marshal Final German. " T. M. " o X the second of September, four years ago, there appeared in the doorway of 103 a cigarette, followed by the above specimen. One glance is sufficient to show that he is from Southwest Virginia and a follower of " Tommy. " What he can do with a transit would fill numerous volumes similar to those containing the Life History of Alexander the Great, and he has been heard to say upon several occasions that with a little application he could easily stand with " Sherlock " and " Kink. " While a Rat, his ability to whistle " Home, Sweet Home " with his nose placed against that of a brother Rat, and of maintaining his equilibrium while coasting in a bowl, won him everlasting renown. We wonder, when a Third Classman, why he made frequent trips to 9-B on Saturday nights, and how he always seemed to know when to " look at ' em. " If in the future he uses his head as he has here, the Class feels certain that he will be a credit to the Institute. We wish you luck, P. Duncan from Jonesville. ■ " Rock, ' what time is it. ' " THE BOMB ARM AND DURA XT ATLANTA, GA. Born 1895. Matriculated 1914. " Monk " — " Army " — " Our Hero " " His only fault was loving ladies. " —Marlowe. Second Class: Private Co. " F " ; Scrub Base- ball ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " F " ; Cadet Staff: Business Manager Christmas Supplement : President Dialectic Society; Inter-Collegiate Debate Council: Marshal Final German. " T. M. " T " HE man with a thousand hearts. All a calic has to do is to stomp on his foot, say " Damn! " and he is hers — until another sings him some wild and woolly song. Vfter two years at Annapolis and color-blindness. " Army " came to Y. M. 1 as i Second Class Rat. Here he has distinguished himself as a leader, an excellent manager, and an orator upon whom the Dialectic Society always falls back when up against a knot. " Our Hero " is the god of all Third Classmen, and any one rushing into a room after tattoo that seemed to hold much excitement, judging from the crowd assembled, would find " Army " haranguing the " newly-old " cadets. He is the ideal Liberal Artist: give him an idea and be will talk all night on it — or write an eighteen-page special delivery to North Carolina. Durant ' s ambition is still in Navy circles, and he expects eventually to parade Uncle Sam ' s poop deck with a s other. Hi ord in one hand and a bottle of grape juice in the will be there, too, for what he wants he usually gets. So here to you, " Army, " On the sea we hope you ' ll ride; Orator, lover, boulger, And admiral on the side ' Such is life without a wife — in the Navy. " THE BOMB JOHN HENRY FECHHEIMER NEW YORK, N. Y. Born 1897. Matriculated 1912. " Murphy " — " John " " Bui belly, God send thee good ale enough, Whether it be new or old. " —Bishop Still. Fourth Class: Private Co. " C " ; Varsity Ten- nis ; Class Football ; Class Basket-Bali. Third Class : Corporal Co. " D " ; Varsity Ten- nis : Scrub Football : Class Football : Class Basket-Bail. Second Class : Private Co. " D " ; Varsity Ten- nis; Scrub Football; Class Football; Class Basket- Ball. Fikst Class: Private Co. " D " ; Captain Varsity Tennis; Scrub Football; Marshal Final German. — RIEDHEIMER, " " Feckheimer, " " Flick " — aw, hell, call him " Murphy " ! And J " Murphy " it has been ever since. What John can ' t do with a tennis racquet, a ir of boxing gloves, or a busted flush, isn ' t worth doing, and he has a habit of owing up the big boys when he dons his football breeches. Furthermore, being a Liberal Artist, he cares not whether he hits the hay at 1 :30 or - :00 p. m.. but he manages to find time to keep up with the latest fiction and the snappiest plays from his old stamping- ground, Broadway. He occasionally exhibits some of the Bowery stuff, as when he tried to bite a hockey stick in two. This but enhanced his charming smile and brogue — assets exceeded in value only by his winsome ways with the ladies. According to " Moiphy, " how- ever, his " affairs " are the only dark chapters in his life. He may be heard at any time singing his national song, " They hanging men and women for the Laekin ' of the green. " " 1 ain ' t kiddin ' yer. " THE BOMB RICHARD FISHBURNE LEESBURG, VA. Born 1894. Matriculated 1913. ' ' King ' ' — ' ' Der Gross " " High-erected thoughts seated in the heart of courtesy. " —Sir Phillip Sidney. Third Class: Private Co. " C. " Second Class: Sergeant Co. " A " ; Presbyterian Church Club. First Class: Private Co. " C " ; Marshal Final German. " S. O. S. " mm WHAT is it? We have called it everything from Socrates t. September Morn, but nothing suits. This dear boy came to us from what he contends is God ' s country. We feel certain that if it keeps growing it will sometime In the next twenty cen- turies be a recognized village. The " King " hopes to illuminate the world by be- coming the chief consulting engineer of the Westinghouse people. Is a diligent follower of " Monk, " and aspires some day to be aide to tell " if an ampere turns will a voltmeter or not? " That, however, is of minor importance compared to his musical ability. He is often heard singing. " I wonder wdio ' s kissing her now. " and the Blanc(he) expression on his countenance is really pathetic. During his Second Class year his hopes of becoming a second Napoleon were shattered when he was placed under arrest for " allowing inflammable matter tied to cat ' s tail to be lighted in lirst stoop annex. " But he is assured of great success in life if he continues to be as diligent and persevering as he has been rn here. Here ' s to you. " King " ! " Ye-a-a-s. " THE BOMB DOUGLAS DESAUSSURE FRASER STAUNTON, VA. Born 1892. Matriculated 1913. " Doug " — " Hortense " " He was the mildest mamier ' d man That ever scuttled ship or cut a throat " — Byron. Third Class: Private Co. " E " : Class Football. Second Class : Private Co. " E " ; Class Football; Marshal Final Ball. First Class : Private Co. " E " : Class Football ; Marshal Final German. KXl Y all men and women by these presents, that the above was not as meek as generally supposed. One of his greatest pleasures in his First Class year was to ntice Third Classmen to 7S. where he showed them the skillful use of bayonet. room, or plank. This was his only form of dissipation, but between rev and B. R. C. he became a holy terror, putting up his hay. cussing his roommates for not putting up theirs, and occasionally throwing a little cold water at his face. Body and soul he is wrapped up in the " Order of the Private, " having seen three years ' service as such at A. M. A. and three here. What he ' ll do when he leaves here is undecided, but he is con- templating entering the militia, where he hopes some day to become a " corp. " And from B. R. C. to the next rev he is the same old good-natured " Doug. " " Drive on, Oscar; write to me. " THE BOMB RORHRT HKRMAX FRI Kl )MAX NOR MILK, VA. Born 1896. Matriculated 1913. ' Itchie " — " Napoleon " — " Fried heimer " v dattghle ■ ' My daughter fled with my Christ my ducats ' Christian 7 ducats " —Shakespeare. Third Class: Private Co. " C " ; Class Football. Second Class: Private Co. " C " ; Class Football. F ' irst Class: Private Co. " C " ; Class Football: Marshal Final German. LO and behold, ye children of Israel! We arc sending forth into your midst " Itchie the Famous. " He was thrust upon us one bright day in September of the year nineteen-thirteen. The strength of " Itchie " was noticed upon his arrival at the Arch — his grip overflowing with pumpernickel, sauerkraut, and wienies. The fact that he is a true son of Israel was shown in several cases His immediate refusal to buy the radiator in his room more than confirmed his ancestry. Entering as a Third Class Rat, he soon became efficient and looked forward to becoming an Officer of the Guard, after finding that he was too " small " to be First Captain As an ( . G. he is very good, except that he gets excited and gives " Half price " instead of " Half step. " For a profession " Itchie " has chosen Electrical Engineering: so beware, children of Israel, lest he shock you with his greatness lie attends the hops, and has a little queen in Norfolk by the " sail, sail sea. " It is indeed sad But here ' s to you, " Itchy, " old man: we feel sure that you will be a success and a credit to your Alma Mater " 1 gotta inspiration. " THE BOMB JESSE HONAKER FUGATE PULASKI, VA. Born 1893. Matriculated 1912. " Tempus " — " Oscar " — " Private " ■■When I beheld this I sighed, ami said with- in myself. Surely man is a Broomstick. " —Swift. Fourth Class : Private Co. " A. " Third Class : Private Co. " A. " Second Class : Private Co. " A " ; Marshal Final Ball. Fikst Class : Private Co. " A " ; Marshal Final German. THIS bird of the wilderness migrated from his Reed Island home in the fall of 1912. N hen he reached Lexington he joined a flock of his own species and wintered there. It has been a habit of his for the last four years. For the first few summers he flew home, but he was finally persuaded by his flock to make an overland flight to the springs. Here he learned to drink alum water and handle bones like a vulture. As a First Classman he was Captain of the Hay Team, attaining this over Liberal Artists because of the many more difficulties he had to contend with. He gave most of his time to the team, spending the rest in warming up for the nightly set-back tournaments. In these he was champion, being the only man to hold the championship of 78 for five consecu- tive days. The most prized of his possessions is his peace pipe, which he uses to quiet his temper if by chance his eyes fall on his book of alternating currents. ' Bout that lime the elephant to get a shave •d I left: THE BOMB FREDERICK von ENDE GAILLARD GREENVILLE, TEX. Born 1894. Matriculated 1912. " Corp " " If you arc an alchemist make gold of that. " —Shakespeare. Fourth Class: Private Co. " F. " Third Class : Private Co. " F. " Second Class: Private Co. " F " : Texas Club: Class Baseball ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " A " ; Texas Club: Marshall Final German. I " wlN Texas there ' s a stream (?). This stream is called the Sabine. On the banks of I the Sabine is a metropolis ( ?). This is called Greenville. Or, it you can ' t figure f-»P0 il out from that, just say it ' s near Dallas and let it go at that. He joined Sixteen J in September, 1912. and with ours and Major P. Foot ' s tender care he has been with us ever since. Don ' t think that " Corp " ever was one. His sleeve has never been soiled with chevrons, but some men sure do get rolled! Ole Rat induced him to follow the analysers, and for two years he has been engaged in making all kinds of mixtures and odors. Rather careless of me, but I almost forgot his fiddle, He brought it with him. and, although threats to break it over his head have often been made, be still has it. This love of music led him to the bops in his Rat year. He ' s changed, though, and now from a safe distance views the calic and passes judgment — either " keen " or " gross. " What ' s he going to do? [ don ' t know that, but just keep your eyes on him, and if he doesn ' t blow himself up, some of the alchemists will be turning i. _. - over in their graves. ' When I was rllill- .iki wJ- THE BOMB PETER CHARLES GEYER ANCON, C. Z. Born 1894. Matriculated 1912. " Peter " — " Panama Pete " " My only books Were woman ' s looks And folly ' s all lliev taught me. " —Moore. Fourth Class: Private Co. " B. " Third Class: Corporal Co. " E " ; Varsity Track. Second Class: Sergeant Co. " E " ; Varsity Track: Class Basket-Ball : Marshal Final Ball. First Class: First Lieutenant Co. " F " ; Varsity Track ; Class Football : Cadet Dialectic So- ciety : Inter-Collegiate Debate Council; Mar- shal Final German. idem literature, Fk( M the mud-bedecked banks of the Panama Canal there issued forth one sunshiny day a meek, sandy-haired, blue-eyed youth. He bade farewell to the hairy tarantula id various other insects characteristic of that tropical zone, and with a heavy art departed for V. M. I. Ship ami train transported him safely to us. Thrown so suddenly upon the world, his meekness soon departed, and ere long he blossomed forth in all his glory, the very embodiment of confident and glorious young manhood ! Many are his goodly qualities, and many arc his bad. Most unfortunately, he has a spark of genius in his diminutive brain, and, like many such geniuses, disdains work. But at times, when not engaged in the perusal of the " Parisienne " or other examples of he may be seen lost to the world under a mountain of letters which exude all the varieties of perfume known to the Beau Brummelistic world. Then we know that Peter is adding one more to his long list of conquests. Besides being able to run forty miles under stimulation of a few boxes of Piedmonts, Peter is a talented linguist and musician, being able to torture " linked sweetness, long drawn out, " from an ocharina and per- form on a flute at the same time. " What the ? " THE BOMB ' m VU ' Ti K RKKSK (HLLKSPIF TAZEWELL, VA. Born 1894. Matriculated 1912. " Rock " l an Sit Oracle. And win n 1 ope n y lips 1 -1 no dot —Shak burl, ' speat Fourth Class: Private Co. " F " ; Varsity Baseball. Third Class: Corporal Co. " F " ' ; Varsity Base- ball : Captain Tennis Team. Second Class: First Sergeant Co. " C " ; Cap- tain Varsity Baseball ; Captain Tennis Team ; Class Football: Vice-President Athletic Council; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Captain Co. " F " ; President Class: President Athletic Council; Monogram Club (4. 3, 2 and 1): Captain Varsity Baseball; President Southwest Virginia Club; Captain Class Football: Chairman Banquet Commit- tee ; Tennis Team ; Marshal Final German. " T. M. " one ot nothing the on Victor Mary ! HIS is not a duck, ladies and gentlemen, but Victor Reese, from Tazewell. Va. Hf is better known as " Rock, " not on account of his hardness, but on account oi his noble features. His best friend is the " Doctor, " with whom he takes long rides each week. As an athlete " Rock " has made himself famous, being for four years the mainstays on the baseball team. Some say that his skill is due to his ears, as can get past them. Fie also handles a tennis racket with great dexterity He is y living man who has had the distinction of giving " form sections " at D. R. C. Reese says he has a calic. but the only proof we have is an occasional letter from ialdwin Seminary. " Rock " has that rare faculty, the handling of men. He can stir the Corps into a fury or calm the men by some quaint remark He is a follower of " Tommy, " and is sure to make a success in any walk of l ife in which he chooses to wander. ' Put dozen the alley, you big stiff. THE BOMB CARL GROOVER QUITMAN, GA. Born 1895. Matriculated 1912. " Gonni " — " Carl " — " Drip " " And a woman is only a woman, But a good cigar is a smoke. " —Kipling. Fourth Class : Private Co. " E. " Third Class: Private Co. " E. " Second Class: Private Co. " E " ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " D " ; Marshal Final German. " TV " G " -1 ONNI " CARL GROOVER — soldier, gentleman, Liberal Artist, tourist, hay monger, gamewarden, gross B. A.-er, lower road track man, and for three years a private f Company " E " ; but now he is distinguished as " Maj-ah Groover-r-r. " However, J for all of these virtues, but few calic have been favored with his correspondence. What it takes to push a " Titanic " around the gym through the mazes of the " Castle Trot " this E. Lex. beau brummel has " shore got it " ! In fact, the only object upon which his affections have so far been centered has been Kipling ' s inspiring poem, " Tommy Atkins. " His first conscious action, upon being awakened, is to reach for one of " them Pied-i-mount Hotel Cigrets. " Iking a Liberal Artist born and bred, he can be found every afternoon shrouded in his " Lily White Hay. " After graduation his ambition divides between being a wholesale commission merchant and entering the Army with " Percy. " But, owing to his adverse- ness to married life, we are confident that in years to come there will be naught but a fence running around his house. Howe ' er that be. his generosity and ever-ready wit will stand him in good stead. ' Suits " How-w THE BOMB STERLING MURRAY HEFLIN I.EESBURG, VA. Born 1X 1 4. -Matriculated 1913. " Hef " — " Count " — " Zeplin " — " Sam " " Teddy Bear " — " War Hoss " " O it is excellent To have a giunt ' s strength, but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant. " —Shakespeare. Third Class: Private Co. " F " ; Class Football; Class Baseball. Second Class : First Sergeant Co. " E " ; Scrub Football ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Captain Co. " C " ; Varsity Foot- ball : Monogram Club : Marshal Final German. il ' l was predestined to have a career of protni- ire-drill he attended saw the beginning of :all he grabbed his broom, and. with martial tread. at the right shoulder. On being questioned, he oing tn fan out the flames. He was decorated for 1 nature still raging in him he selected Electricity THIS large mass of humanity. nence from the beginning. The his fame. At the sound of fire-c strode to his company, broom came to present arms, and said he was bravery under lire. With this dare-de and pursued it diligently— that is. when he was not writing to some girl met on a football trip, or playing set back. His title of " War Hoss " was gained in football, but his real athletic ability was shown when he went in as a pinch hitter and secured the pitcher ' s goat. Moreover, it is well known in barracks that he can handle two Third Classmen and a bayonet, shave, and play a trombone all at the same time. " Dad blame it! " THE BOMB CHARLES HOLMES IIIX. Jr. NORFOLK. VA. Born 1893. Matriculated 1912. " Skeeter " " Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more. Men were deceivers ever. One foot in sea and one on shore, To one thing constant never. " —Shakespeare Fourth Class: Private Co. " D " ; Track Team; Class Football; Class Baseball. Third Class: Corporal Co. " C " ; Class Baseball: Hop Committee. Second Class: Sergeant Co. " B " ; Assistant Manager Baseball ; Class Baseball : Vice- President Xorfolk Club, Marshal Final Ball. First Class : First Lieutenant Co. " F " ; Varsity Track : Class Baseball ; Cheer Leader ; Presi- dent Norfolk Club ; Marshal Final German. " T. M. " m T will not be clear to every one what this is, but to a student of zoology it is easily n to lie an insect, or, in other words, a " skeeter. " He rose like Cytherea from Nile and entered V. M. I. with the other Wharf Rats from Norfolk. He came 3 prominence as a Rat when in a class football game he got away with some ten-second work for a touchdown. However, on the next play some mighty First Classman sat on him, and " Skeeter " has never buzzed on the gridiron since. After his Rat year he became famous as running against " Mutt " Loth for president of the Ananias Club. He tells the gullible keydets of the fairest of the fair that have entered his adventurous life, and speaks of " marvelous " letters to prove his high standing at Hollins. He swears that he will be a rear-admiral, and that he will never allow a member of the fair sex to ensnare his affections. If he diverts bis ( energies to their proper paths he will leave the realms of _ uD j - ' " ° " skeeters " behind and become a big bug some day. " Biscuits I " THE BOMB HENRY BENJAMIN HOLMES, Jr. NEWPORT NEWS, VA. Born 1892. Matriculated 1912. " Sleuth " — " Sherlock " — " H. . ' . " " Whosit " ■■■Such grace befell not every man on earth as crowns this one. " —Swinburne. i la Basket- Fourth Class: Private Co Ball. Third Class: Corporal Co. " F " ; Class Basket- Bali; Class Baseball; Secretary-Treasurer V. M. C. A.; French Medal. Second Class: First Sergeant Co. " A " ; Class Basket-Bail : Assistant Manager Basket-Ball ; Vice-President V. M. C. A. ; President Peninsula Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Captain Co. " A " ; Valedictorian; Manager Football ; Class Football : Mono- gram Club; Athletic Council: The Bomi; Staff: President Peninsula Club; Banquet Committee; Marshal Final German. T inn Sleuth. " the first Rat in the class to matriculate, got an early start on the rest of the Misters and has managed to maintain this lead in many respects. At st he was like all Rats, hut at makeovers in his Third Class year he found him- lf the possessor of the proud distinction of " First Corp. " and the following spring be won more glory as a pinch bitter in a class game. He cast bis lot with the Civil bunch, and has ever since been " Tommy ' s " pride and joy. At this time he first began to exhibit his gliding abilities and to manifest great interest in the fair sex. with the result that a constant line of communication has since been held with Staunton. Is a firm believer in the barracks ' maxim that " All work and no hay will help me get my dip — some day, " ami has diligently tried to enforce this rule on those who dwell on the second stoop. Says he is going to be a railroad man, and if he is we are sure that some day he will lie at the top — and not of some side-door pullman, either. Luck to yer, " Sherlock " ! ' The ladies. God blei I lo all! THE BOMB JOHN LEIGH HYLAND VICKSBURG, MISS. Horn 1894. Matriculated 1911. " Watso " " He ' ll he squattin ' on the coals, Givin 1 thinks to poor damned souls. 1 ' —Kipling. Fourth Class: Private Co. " E " ; Class Basball. Third Class : Private Co. " E " ; Class Baseball. Second Class : Private Co. " E " ; Class Base- ball ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " B " ; Marshal Final German. BEHOLD ! Look what we have before ns — and from the battle-scarred fields of Vicksburg! Although his home town is well known to all thirteen-year-old kids who read the hair-raising tales of the various conflicts around Vicksburg, he has high hopes of hearing some proud civilian say. while hanging around the country store, " That John Leigh Hyland is a smart boy — I remember when he lived here. " Having cast his lot with the Civil Engineers, he has every intention of thrilling the world with his marvelous skill. Has had much experience even before graduation — building levees and ditches. His most pleasant pastime in the summer is squirrel hunting. He often has his roommates in tears when they are listening to his tales of squirrel slaughter. But of all his accomplishments, the sad part has been left till now — he is in love. Gets not less than seven letters a day, all from the wilds of Mississippi. He ' ll have to move to Utah if this keeps up. With all his faults we love him still. May luck be with you, " Watso. " ' Baby ■ds pair of shoe THE BOMB WILLIAM BERTRAM JONES SUFFOLK, VA. Born 1896. Matriculated 1912. " State Ship " — (later) " State Cadet " " A thing of beauty is a joy forever. " —Keats. Fourth Class: Private Co. " E " ; Class Baseball Third Class: Private Co. " C " ; Class Baseball; Class Basket-Bail. Second Class: Private Co. " C " : Class Baseball. First Class : Private Co. " C " ; Class Basket- I lall : M arshal Final i lerman CADET " was lirst seen uptown about i :00 p. M. with a sad look upon his face, this thought running through his mind: ' ' Oh, the garden spot of the world — peanuts, Smithlield hams, and calic! " After the fair lad had attended the lirst hops he- knew more about Lexington and the calic than all the rest of the Corps together, " Utah " being the only problem which puzzles him. " State " can be seen any Saturday rolling into Squire ' s, following " S. Pig " Pitts to take him over the road for a game of i 1 He walks up from the lab answering questions for the benefit of the whole bunch of Chemistry knowledge-less wonders. The same group assembles in 32 at 12:56 to consult the professor about problems. Our dear friend will soon leave us to land at Hopewell and prove to Mr. Du Pont that gun powder can be made out of air; so here ' s to him, and may he drag down maxes in life as easily ' H? as he has done in Ole Rat ' s classes. ' If in ain ' t bin dog, don ' t bark. ' No, no; that ' s wrong! " THE BOMB WF " ' " IB I J ■ ' ■-. . ™ GUSTAY KAROW SAVANNAH, GA. Burn 1893. Matriculated 1914. " Gits " — " Giuseppe " " Llltl-n it " " Mistah Cairo " " Great is thy pow ' r an ' great thy fame: Far kenu ' d an ' noted is thy name; " — Burns. Third Class: Private Co. " A " ; Mandolin Club. Seoixh Class: Private Co. " A " : Class Foot- ball: Mandolin Club: Cadet Orchestra : Cadet Bugler : Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " E " ; Class Football: The Bom:; Staff; Cadet Staff; Leader Man- dolin Club; Leader Cadet Orchestra; Minstrel Show: Dialectic Society; Cadet Bugler ; Marshal Final German. " T. " GUS " came to us as a e v Year ' s present, a genuine college sport fresh from Prince- ton. He immediately took his place among those other noted musicians banded together ruder the name of The Mandolin Club. His ability to play, or rather to make a noise, on any known instrument has caused his name to be reechoed along the stoops, especially when he attempts to rival " Tom " in blowing tattoo and taps. He will live at the Institute long after he graduates as the author of several football songs. for which he deserves great credit. " Ludwig " is also a great favorite with the calic. The real one (calic, we mean) has never made her appearance at V. M. I., but he still remains true to her in spite of " Brown Eyes " ami her charming ways. It is said that he does not have Her down to the hops because he is afraid that some one will cut his Biscuits. " Gus " has great literary talent, and we feel certain that this, in addition to his other abilities, will cause j T, __ J S . 1 i l us to hear from him some day. Here ' s to you, " Giuseppe " ; may you live long and prosper. " Well, boys, I ' m off to Hyannisport— that ' s heaven. " r i THE BOMB WILLIAM BASKERVILLE LEWIS, Jb DURHAM, N. C. Born 1896. .Matriculated 1913. " Buck " " A woman ' s oaths I write upon the waves. " —Sophocles. Third Class: Private Co, " A " ; Class Basket- Bali; Class Baseball. Second Class; Sergeant-Major ; Captain Scrub Basket-Bail; Class Baseball; Staff Rifle Team; North Carolina Club; Hop Commit- tee; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Cadet Adjutant; Varsity Basket- Bali; Manager Tennis Team; Class Foot- ball; Cadet Staff; Staff Rifle Team; Presi- dent North Carolina Club; Athletic Council; Hup Committee; Marshal Final German. " T. M. " at the hop Parade he to-morrow, promises ti walk into HOUGH " Buck " hails from the city of D mpleted assimilation of city ways, for it i ve a strung tendency towards " Greeny. " :ially will certainly surprise the natives whe i, and the ealie rise earlv to see him at G •ham. he shows that he has not yet a known fact that bis inclinations Nevertheless, bis accomplishments he returns, for he is always present ird Mounting. Every afternoon at may lie beard informing the residents of Mouse Mountain who is detailed for and the way be does " about face " is a source of admiration to all. " Buck " be an Electrical Engineer, and any one in doubt as to bis ability has only to the Adjutant ' s office to see an example of his wiring. We wish you success, " Buck, " and may you always handle the propositions of life with the same dexterity with which you handle the sword and tennis racket. ' Boys, let ' s hit the hay. 7 swear I can ' t sec tin. slntt. THE BOMB ' jys| ' H | ■ p y r$ Y0i- B 1 WILLIAM LOHMEYER. Jr. CHARLESTON, W. VA. Bom 1894. Matriculated 1912. " B " — " King " — " Kink " Always filling, never full. " -Cooper. Private Co. " A. " Corporal Co. " A. " Color Sergeant Co. " A " ; Presi- Virginia Club ; Marshal Final Fourth Clas: Third Class : Second Class dent Wee Ball. First Class: First Lieutenant Co. " A " ; The Bomb Staff; Cadet Staff; Manager Base- ball ; Monogram Club ; Athletic Association ; Marshal Final German. " T. M. " BEHOLD, a real German ! The blue blood of Prussia yet flows in his veins, but V. M. I. is ever famed for its democracy, and we had to let him enter. " King ' 7 has the art of working to a science: he is always working, and yet he never seems tn be busy. Among the results of this is first stand in his class, a couple of medals, the best baseball schedule (and trips) we ' ve ever had, and, above all, the heart of a fair demoiselle — this last, we claim, is the greatest accomplishment of them all. " King " was ever quite a " Handy " Rat. and as a Corporal just too " thweet " for anything. In his full dike he now looks like " Me und Gott. " Another thing we like about " Kink " is the way he has of imitating your calic ' s voice; for just when you are getting ready to dive into the slough of despond, with a few of those matchless words like those of the sweetest girl in the world, he wins you back from yourself. Heigh-ho! Whatever profession he enters he will adorn, because — " King " is a guy Who never says die. And his brain is Helin French. " Awake, Sir Duke, awake! " THE BOMB MORITX A. R. LOTH WAYNESBORO, VA. Born 1802. Matriculated 1909. " Mutt " " My first thought was he lied ill every word " —Browning. Fourth Class: Private Co. " C. " Third Class. Private Co. " C. " Second Class : Sergeant Co. " C " ; Class Font- ball ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Second Lieutenant Co. " D " ; Scrub Football : President Founders Club : Marshal Final German. HIS Tills remarkable, beaming ' , jovial somebody rolled into barracks sometime previous to the first epoch of the new prehistoric stone age. From this statement you can take it for granted that " Mutt " is no spring rooster Dear reader, if you should turn over a few pages you would see that our portly cherub now holds no less an office than president of the Founders Club. The height of " Mutt ' s " career was reached however, in that memorial Third Class year of 1913 Here " Mutt " distinguished himself as a master bomb thrower, and the rest of the story is one of sad lamentation. Our hero next appears donning the blue of the Naval Academy, but, sad to relate, he led the authorities such a merry chase and made things so interesting in general that competition for his position as champion " Jimmy Leg " dodger was feared. " Mutt " returned to us last year, but, oh. such a change! He is verily now a boy of sweet disposition, having cast aside his air of being a Third Classman However, he still carries his recog- nized ability as the proverbial Mexican Athlete. Here ' s to " Mutt " — he is onlj equaled by his brother " Jeff " ! MUTT ' When Auld Nick and I planted tin- Guard Tree " THE BOMB RICHARD GASCOIGXE LYNE ORANGE, VA. Born 1895. Matriculated 1913. " Gas-cag-ne " — " Lynn " " The bed has become a luxury to me. 1 would not exchange it for all the thrones in the world. " — Napoleon Bonaparte. Third Class: Private Co. " D. " Second Class: Private Co. " D " : Cadet Dialec- tic Literary Society : Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " E " ; Cadet Literary Society; Marshal Final German. LOOK once and turn away! It came from Orange and caught us in 1913. Oh, where ' s Orange? I dunno, but he says it ' s near the C. and O. " chicken station. " I ' ll take his word for it. No, he ' s not much of a social flower. But listen! He has missed one— only one— hop since he ' s been a keydet, and then he was home showing his little country calic how nice he looked in his uniform. " Chappie " caught him in the hay. ami he ' s been there ever since. If his captor only knew that he had robbed the P. K. R. of a future General Manager he would perhaps be willing to release him. Then. again, such is the training for great lawyers, senators, and even Presidents. I ' n though, that Lynmille, with its mill, power-plant, and little girl, will be honored presence after June 22d. Whoever gets him will be lucky, for they will get a good-natured, wide-awake specimen — he ' s had sleep enough in the last two years to last him a lifetime, so we v NX know that he will max it up, whatever his future undertaking ■ £ may be. " How de do ' afraid, nth his THE BOMB J. MURRAY McCLELLAN RICHMOND, VA. Born 1X07. Matriculated 1912. " Mo " — " Mac " " Her very frowns arc fairer far Than smiles of oilier maidens arc. " —Coleridge. Fourth Class: Private Co. " B. " Third Class: Corporal Co. " B. " Second Class: First Sergeant Co. " F " ; As- sistant Business Manager Cadet; Marshal Final Ball. First Class : Captain Co. " E " : Business Man- ager The Bomb; Hop Committee: President Richmond Club ; Marshal Final German. " N. " Hep w K - " ■ p ). gentlemen, the above is not Napoleon, or " Auld Nick, " either, although we are- sure that his military aspirations are just as high. Would rather have a little authority than anything else in the world. Some one called him the most unofficial official O. D. at V. M. I. Has a great deal of sense for one so young, but to s childish giggle at all times one would never think it Dearly loves Virginia (don ' t e will ever go anywhere else). Is the recipient of numerous news notes and weather from Hampton. Dances with only one calic at the bops — then every other dance breaks. This young Adonis carries great responsibilty on bis shoulders, because, being Business Manager of two publications. Company Commander, and Division Inspector, he is always neglecting his work trying to get " Ike " to show him how to make love. His greatest ambition for after- life is to join the Masons. " Hcllo-o-o, ' Ikie ' . " THE BOMB OSCAR LYLE McCORMICK RAPHINE, VA. Born 1894. Matriculated 1910. " Buddy " — " Mac " " Then did she lift her hands to his chin And praise the pretty dimpling of his skin. " — Beaumont. Fourth Class: Private Co. " A " ; Varsity Base- ball; Class Football; Class Basket-Bail; Com- pany Rifle Team. Third Class: Corporal Co. " E " ; Varsity Base- ball: Class Football; Class Basket-Ball " : Com- pany Rifle Team. Secoxd Class: Sergeant Co. " D " : Varsity Base- ball ; Varsity Football ; Class Basket-Bali : President Rollers ' Club ; Marshal Final Ball First Class: Second Lieutenant Co. " B " ; Var- sity Baseball; Varsity Football: Staff Rifle Team; President Monogram Club (Member 4. 3, and 2) ; Marshal Final German. " T. M. " O- NCE upon a time in the dim and distant past, when the Guard Tree was planted, or Cheops deprived the pyramid builders of First Class privileges for painting the Sphinx. Oscar l.yle drove a load of hay in front of barracks and offered it in exchange for tuition. He soon became sophisticated, however, and from the first moment that he stepped on the diamond he steadily rose in fame and popularity until both had reached the enviable proportions which the above record attests. It is rumored that he was compelled to spend his first summer furlough as an Electrical Engineer in the back- woods of Virginia in order to hide from the Big League scouts, while the points he made single-handed in one game of football led one sporting editor to consider him for the All- Southern team. " Buddy " has also an irresistibly magnetic per- sonality. When he says, " Buddy, you are a good fellow, " you feel that you are one; and the opinion of the fair sex may be summed up in the words of one of their number: " I just think Lyle McCormick is the grandest thing, and he is so good-looking, too ! " " Dobbcrs up. " THE BOMB LAWRENCE HAZELHURST McKAY THOMASVILLE, GA. Born 1895. Matriculated l l M_ ' . " Hoot Mon " — " Mac " — " Ph. D. " " Tlie honest man. llio ' e ' er sue poor, " Is kiiu o ' men for a ' that. " — Burns. Fourth Class: Private Co. " D. " Third Class; Private Co. " E " ; Class Basket- Kail; Company Rifle Team. Second Class: Private Co. " E " ; Class Basket- Ball. First Class : Private Staff : Assistant Secretary to Superintendent: Marshal Final German. N 1912 the above ambled in on us with the ambition to be hirst Captain and pull down first Jackson Hope. Sail to say. his hopes along the former line were shat- tered in his Third Class year by Ins fondness for throwing Mess Hall biscuits through windows. As a chemist, though, " Hn.it Mon " is a wonder — doesn ' t believe in getting anything less than a 9.99. To look at his noble brow one would never believe " Ph. D. " to be a ladies ' man, but don ' t be deceived — he is reputed to be there with hells on. Never believed much in dancing till his First Class year, when he decided that in order to keep up with the other heart-smashers he must improve in " tripping the light fantastic. " veness characteristic of him, he has become quite a male Terpsichore. He is planning to show the hoys how to do it at the remaining hops; and as for the ladies ' hearts—watch ' em roll at his little (??) feet. " Mac " is there when it comes to baseball, too, and is going to show ' em all up in the spring. Here ' s luck to you, you wild Scotchman: may you annex as many maxes in life as vmi have in Chemistry. With the stick-to-it- ' Chemistry is the nnlv in barracks. ' HOOT. MON ' THE BOMB JOHN CRAIG MILLER. Jr. HUNTINGTON, W. VA. Born 18%. Matriculated 1912. " I ' enns " — " Long John " ■What the Rialto? " — Shakesfiear " Why did the Gods give thee a heavenly form? " —Lily. Fourth Class : Private Co. " A. " Third Class: Private Co. " A. " Second Class : Private Co. " A " ; Captain Class Basket-Bail; Marshal Final Ball. First Class : Private Co. " A " ; Class Football ; Captain Class Basket-Ball ; Marshal Final German. " T. M. " TIS said that " Venus " first sought barracks as a refuge from art collectors. Certain it is. however, that he is vastly popular with the fair sex. and when he smiles mil from his dizzying heights at one of their number at a hop, saying, " You are : king awful sweet to-night, " he is simply irresistible. This popularity is only surpassed by his unerring business instinct and utter originality, especially in Military Science. He has made a fortune in barracks on lockboxes, belts, and the like, and has even started sub-agencies, while strange things happen at Guard Mounting when he is O. G. Hut, all joking aside, Craig is one of the best of fellows, and, while he is not overburdened with brilliant mentality, he is a living example of the proverb that gen ius consists of one part inspiration and nine parts perspiration. " You are the best fellow in barracks. " THE BOMB BRUCE JAMES MILLNER DANVILLE, VA. Burn 1S 1 4. Matriculated 1912. " Jap " — " Jasper " — " Nippon " " Thou who hast the fatal gift of beauty. " —Byron. Fourth Class: Private Co. " F " ; Class Baseball. Third Class: Corporal Co. " A " : Class Baseball Second Class: Private Co. " A " ; Class Baseball : Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " A " ; Class Football: Varsity Baseball: Marshal Final German " T. " T FIERE is something in his map I admire, and oftentimes long to step on it, but can ' t. It ' s under his nose. Don ' t worry, " Jap. " we can ' t all be born both beautiful and rich, and many have neither " sense " nor beauty. His nature is rather vacil- lating, for bis mood varies from extreme " ignutzness " to dec]) retrospection, when he has been known to sit for hours at a time listening to Conway ' s Band render " The Rosary " on the Victrola. He ' s almost well now, and we think there is a chance for him. In his infancy be failed to see the light, but remained in Stygian darkness, and now spends most of his time glaring at his " electric lighting " and muttering : " Don ' t it can " In spite of the fact that he doesn ' t know the difference between alternating currents and alter- nating Military Science — where there ' s life there ' s hope, and " Jasper ' s " not dead yet. The one thing against him is that he is not aware that windows in the back of automobiles are trans- parent, but next time — well, experience is a mighty good teacher. His aspirations are limited ( Danville is the limit), but his success is a certainty, for be is so unusual. " How! I k, just as THE BOMB ROY CRAAYFORD MOORE CHESTERFIELD, S. C. Born 1894. Matriculated 1912. " Cue Ball " — " Grotto " ' Those curious locks so aptly twin ' d, Whose every hair a soul doth bind. " —Can •A " CI; Fourth Class : Private Co. Football. Third Class: Corporal Co. " A " ; Class Football. Second Class: Sergeant Co. " F " ; Class Foot- ball : Marshal Final Ball. First Class : Second Lieutenant Co. " F " ; Class Football ; Marshal Final German. NO, kind reader, the above did not escape from any of the numerous circuses which go into winter quarters in the South. He sailed into Lexington on a bright day in September, and it was immediately evident that he was not the guy who posed for September Morn. Xature abhors a vacuum, as is plainl y evident when we take a squint at his cranium He claims he lost his curly locks trying to persuade " Tommy " that he was really bright enough to take Civil. His favorite pastime is chasing the Dutch- man around the table when he gets " horsed. " His favorite expression is " By Bum ! " which he came into possession of through his attendance at a show in the swell Lyric Theater of Lexington. When Roy leaves here it is his intention to follow Engineering, and his desire to construct such wonderful bridges that the buzzards will roost more comfortably in South Carolina in the future than they have in the past. " Bv Bum! " THE BOMB WILLIAM STEWART MORRIS st. miciiael ' s, md. Born 1894. Matriculated 1913. " Governor ' ' — " Sttt " " Blessed are the meek, for they shall Inherit the earth. " —Bible. Third Class: Private Co. " D. " Second Class; Private Co. " D " ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " C " ; Marshal Final German. THE ' ' Governor. " hailing from little-known " St. Christmas, " descended upon us as an innocent and charming Third Class Kat His habits of meekness and obedience till persist, although at times he rages even as a mean Third Classman toward ome poor, unoffending Mister. As a performer on the flute he excels Pan, for while that individual could charm the beasts, our " Governor " even enchants a pole. Bad habits he has only two — a great fondness for fresh air, thereby causing him to rush uptown whenever First Class permit is turned out, and the frightful dissipation pertaining to a Xo, 10 pipe with his roommate ' s tobacco therein. Warranted to be the only man who can ' t tell H-O from witch hazel, buying the latter with great generosity for his roommates, while he uses the former in his nocturnal shaves. Finally, the " Gover- nor ' s " winning ways and merry laugh will land him one day in the gubernatorial chair at " St Christmas, " provided, of course, that some one doesn ' t step on him in the interim. Lov THE BOMB NIMMO OLD. Jr. NORFOLK. VA. Born 1896. .Matriculated 1913. " Nemo " " The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business. " — Aaron Burr. Third Class: Private Co. " E. " Second Class : Private Co. " E " ; Norfolk Club : Mandolin Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " B " ; Norfolk Club: Mandolin Club ; Marshal Final German. " S. O. S. " T| 1I1S one of our number is verily a shining light — with the ladies. He is a love pirate, tlirt, sweater — but the ladies all pronounce him charming, so there you are. He knows more Lexington calic. both East and West, than any two men in the Corps. Has never been known to miss a hop; but on one occasion was found occupying the rear seat of an automobile just outside for 17 consecutive dances. We wonder why he doesn ' t take up a special course in biology, for he is deeply interested in " Nats, " making flying trips to " Graham ' s " on the eve of exams in the search of same. If his thirst for knowledge was as great as his thirst for other things he would be a highbrow. But alas! he believes in living up to his motto : " Much study is wearisome to the flesh. " He sits around, consumes calic paper and Piedmonts, plays the mandolin, studies the principle of " least work. " and wonders wdien he can get over to " Bueny " again. However, " Nemo " has made many friends at V. M. I., whose best wishes will follow him in after- life. " O-o-o-o-oli! Wouldn ' t you like to? " THE BOMB JOHN CRAY PAUL ROANOKE, VA. Born 1894. Matriculated 1912. ' John Cray " — " Grandmother " — " Pearl Gray Button " ' Here ' s a sigh for tin And a smile for tho who lore me, who hale. " — Byron. •A " : Scrub Foi Fourth Class: Private Co ball : Class Baseball. Third Class: Corporal Co. " B " ; Scrub Football. Second Class: Sergeant Co. " B " ; Scrub Foot- ball; Scrub Baseball; Chairman Final Ball Committee. First Class : Private Co. " P. " ; Varsity Foot- ball; Varsity Baseball: The Bomb Staff; Monogram Club: Chairman Hop Committee: Chairman Final German Committee. " T. " my. EA, verily, this doth be ye selfsame her,, of ye olden times. He be fair of face I and soft of heart, ami draweth to him all womankind, causing them to cry mourn- fully: " Paul. Paul, why persecuted! thou me? " He then needs must be stern and say unto them: " lie it not for me, the joys of ' Merry Stewarts ' or ye ' Spicers ' of life. " Once it were written that be becometh known as Sir Sergeant, but ere long he is as those who are busted. But nay, he careth not, and journeys to Richmond, a distant land, where be maketh merry with all damsels. And it is said that even he caused one to slip from grace ami fall beneath yon table while he sippetb the juice of limes. And then be returneth to his native land, where he breakest forth into a fiery scribe and de- nounced all editors of ye daily papers, even though he receiveth W fe much censure from them. Yea, he be even a man of brawn, and lightest four winters with ye Pigskin on yon lull. Finally he becometh as those who be mightiest, and be weareth the honored symbol on his breast. He has said: " I will be of ye tribe of Lawyers, " for so it is written " Fine business " THE BOMB JOHN LEE PITTS, Jr. SCOTTSVILLE, VA. Born 1894. Matriculated 1912. " Jawhn " Let no fair be kept in mind But the fai of Rosalind. " — Shakesf Fourth Class: Private Co. " B " ; Varsity Base- ball; Monogram Club. Third Class: Corporal Co. " B " ; Varsity Base- ball; Treasurer Monogram Club. Second Class: Sergeant Co. " B " ; Williamson- Graham Cup ; Varsity Football ; Varsity Basket- Ball; Varsity Baseball; Secretary Monogram Club ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class : First Lieutenant Co. " B " ; Var- sity Football ; Captain Varsity Basket-Bali ; Varsity Baseball ; Monogram Club ; Marshal Final German. " T. " VYIIX. " our Rock of Gibraltar, our mountain of strength on the gridiron, the gym and in the pitcher ' s box ! When others waver, he is strongest. Always to lied on. But oh, that one fault ! When he feels that he is falling from . and sees that his Biscuits are slowly but surely being bisected, he is wont to complain of a fatal " cold. " So. calic. we beseech you to tell our " Prometheus " that he is Big Dog and end his horrible sufferings. For him the bops are only a means to an end, namely, the fortification and permanent protection of his Biscuits. And from the way in which the Pink Sheets come tripping along we should say that he meets with small opposition. We know that he possesses qualities far above the average, because he is able to room with three Liberal Artists and still retain his love for truth and reason. His ambition is to go to Richmond with John Gray on Why? He has not decided as yet what he will be. but So here ' s to John ! furlough whatever it is we know that he will succeed ' Howdy-y-y do ■Is that so- FOOTBALL ARE A BfvUTALGALLE ' " THE BOMB LINDSAY PITTS SCOTTSVII. I.E. VA. Born 18 l 4. Matriculated 1912. Sour Pi j " — " Windsay " — " Lady " pany, hath been the —Shakespeare. ' Company, villainous of me. " I ' ll-, ati •B " Varsits " D " ; Vice-Presi- Baseliall ; Tennis Fourth Ci Baseball. Third Class: Corporal Co. dent of Class ; Varsity Team. Second Class: Sergeant Co. " A " ; President of Class; Varsity Baseball: Tennis Team; Mar- shal Final Ball. ST Class : First Lieutenant Co. " E " ; Vice- President of Class ; Varsity Baseball ; Ten- nis Team; Monogram Club (3, 2. and 1): Marshal Final German. " T. M. " Fir Q " QUESTION: Why did Lindsay decline the presidency of the First Class and take Chemistry, claiming that everything was too much trouble, and then, regularly mSrS twice a week, proceed to throw his cape over his shoulder with all the ease and 3 ia ' J grace of a Roman senator and patrol the lower road until tattoo? He says he has a Gay old time, and yet swears he isn ' t the craziest occupant of 108, The " S. Pig " can eat more eggs and oyster soup, consume more Piedmonts, sleep sounder with his eyes open, and catch more foul flies (not to mention other insects) than any two men at V. M. I. — and we stop with these accomplishments only in order to spare his blushes. Is most fascinating when he puts " Home. Sweet Home " on the Yictrola and sighs thai his calic must love him, because she sent him a Christmas card. Only time he ever showed a yellow streak was when he backed out of taking dancing lessons, and be still trembles violently, walls his eyes, and backs his ears when any one says " Hops. " Popular, good-natured, and with a heart as big as all outdoors, Lindsay won ' t have any trouble getting a wife to take care of the house and kids while he goes hunting. -A ' l i. squads left. " " Weah wank, Wead. ' " Pay ' tteiishine to the hole. " THE BOMB HERNANDO MONEY READ DALLAS, TEXAS Born 1897. Matriculated 1912. " Son " — " Major " — " Horatio " — Ready Money " — " Hcrnardo " " Scarfs, garters, gold amuse his riper stage, And beads and prayer-books are the toys of age. " —Pope. Fourth Class: Private Co. " D. " Third Class: Corporal Co. " D " : Class His- torian : Class Football : Class Basket-Bali. Second Class : Sergeant Co. " E " : Class His- torian : Class Football : Vice-President Texas Club : Post Exchange Council : Assistant Editor Cadet; Mandolin Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class : First Lieutenant Co. " C " ; Class Historian; Editor-in Chief The Bomb; Ca- det Staff; Class Football; Varsity Track; President Texas Club ; Mandolin Club ; Minstrel Show ; Banquet Committee ; Mar- shal Final German. " T. " I w N writing the lives of great men one has to mention the great man ' s attitude I I towards Nature and living creatures. I don ' t know the attitude of the above fwjtf) towards Nature, but I do know that he loves living creatures, especially Kitte ns. ' He has pictures of them — some tall ones. too. He ' s rather crazy at rev (most of us are, for that matter), but at other times he ' s sensible — until breakfast. He and Joe Collins are the only ones in the Liberal Arts ' section credited with brains, which, of course, is not saying much, but in the minds of the other Artists this covers a lot of territory. " Our Editor " would much rather Read than Wright (spell that write right). This is unin- telligible to the vast public, but what they don ' t know won ' t hurt them. Young Read ' s ambitions are not high, as a rule, but at times they soar into the millions — and then fluctuate to a " big " un. " After he gets El I out of jail for Bomb debts he expects to enter the Army, marry. J and settle down — all before he reaches the voting age. Look at the cartoon and don ' t obey that impulse. ' Say. guy. I ' ll bounce an alley-apple off yer couch. I ■m: THE BOMB ARNOLD HOYER RICH LYNCHBURG, VA. Born 1897. Matriculated 1913. " Rabbit " " Comb down his hair. Look, look, it stands upright! " —Shakespeare. Fourth Class : Private Co. " F. " Third Class: Private Co. " F " ; Class Baseball. Secoxd Class: Private Co. " F " ; Lynchburg Club : Marshal Final German. First Class: Private Co. " F " ; Vice-President Lynchburg Club ; Marshal Final German. WF almost missed him— not quite. This specimen of Danish hare was hot on the trail of ' 16 and caught up with it sometime in January. 1913. Like good brother Rats we comforted and consoled him until June. and. with Major 1 ' loot ' , aid and the alum treatment, he has been with us ever since. He had aspirations for the distinction of a Corporalship when Tim called him into his private car returning from Richmond. Two weeks later and his hopes fell through Since then he has adorned the ranks with his trusty musket. When the call for recruits came in the fall ol 1914 he fell in with " Tommy ' s " squad and " went to the board " and " drew riggers. " Since then he has hail many chances to use his jumping abilities — sometimes aiming at what seemed a crip, but alas! Nevertheless, he has made good, and when the " time of dips " arrives " Benedict " will he one of those to answer " Here. " It would be useless to dwell on his charms in the eyes of the opposite sex. The photographer has done that better than I could hope to. Go to it. " Rabbit. " and may every ounce of energy used here bring you a ton of success. " That ' s all right about that " THE BOMB AMES CAMPBELL SANSBERRY ANDERSON, IND. Born 1896. Matriculated 1912. " Jim " — " Huckleberry " •n though vanquished, he could — Goldsmith. " For, rgue still. ' Fourth Class: Private Co. " B. " Third Class: Corporal Co. " B. " Second Class: First Sergeant Co. " D " : Ring Committee; Marshal Final German. First Class : Captain Co. " D " ; The Bomb Staff ; Marshal Final German. is with the greatest difficulty that we attempt to conjure a fitting eulogy for one with a career such as has been that of James C. Sansberry. From the lowest order of manhood, a benighted V. M. I. Rat, he has attained by leaps and bounds that enviable throne from which the mighty First Classman, sitting in austere dignity, looks down upon the striving subordinate masses. Xot satisfied with this, his inordinate desire for power has made him one of the chosen six among this worthy assemblage. But not only in this have his desires been realized, for in him are found not only the qualities of a scholar and a commander, but those passions which prompted Leander to undertake nightly his arduous task in the Hellespont. In the absence of this famous body of water, our subtile young hero conceived of the remarkable expedient of breaking his collar bone ever and anon. We know not what may be his career when he leaves us. but this warning we issue to the motley populace with which our fair land is inhabited: " Beware, ye Ladies and ye Captains of Industry ! " " Well now, I ' ll just bet voit " THE BOMB EVANS CLOUSER SEAMAN HAMBURG, PA. Bern 1S 1 4. Matriculated 191 1. " Heine " -- " Dutch " ■ ' The died I inlaid is great, But what, as yet, I know not. " —Grid. Fourth Class: Private Co. " C. " Third Class: Private Co. " D. " Second Class. Private Co. " D " ; Marshal Final Ball First Class: Private Co. " C " ; Cadet Literary Society: Marshal Final German. HERE is one of the rarest specimens ever thrust upon us. We will be a long time forgiving the State of Pennsylvania. How long he has been here we would hate to say; even " Bull Rat John " doesn ' t remember when he arrived. After having been with us a number of years he founded and became president of what is known as " The Ancient Order of the Sons of Rest. " He looked the courses over at the beginning of his Second Class year, and this is one time when he showed good judgment and joined the tribe of " Chappie. " Since then his life has been one long dream. If the conversation ever happens to lag with " Dutch, " just mention the Army and you will learn more in a minute than General Wood could tell you in a week. Until recently he has been successful in dodging the many darts from Cupid ' s bow thrown in his direction, but, alas, he got in the way of one, and what a fall! Every Sunday afternoon he can be seen making for the vicinity of the post-office. But for all this, " Dutch " is about the keenest scout ever, and we are sure that he will make as many friends and be as successful after he leaves us as he has been at V. M. I. " Ain ' t thai the derndest thing? " THE BOMB GEORGE MURRELL SNEAD LYNCHBURG, VA. Born 1895. Matriculated I ' M. 7 . " George " " Behold me ' I am worthy Of thy loving, for I loir thee! " —E. B. Browning. Fourth Class: Private Co. " A " ; Class Football. Third Class: Corporal Co. " A " : Class Foot- ball : Assistant Manager Baseball. Second Class: Sergeant Co. " D " : Scrub Foot- ball; Captain Class Football: Assistant Man- ager Basket-Bali; Leader Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " A " ; Tin: Bomb Staff; Varsity Football; Monogram Club: President Cotillion Chili: Leader Final German. " N. " h ' BCS APOLLO didn ' t have a thing on George for looks! He is the only man nown to g through V. M. 1. without a nickname, though of course we think Ike " could name him if he would. We had great hopes for him when he was Rat. but his " laziness " got the better of him. and the best he could do was to " Liberal " in order to make a stall at football The Coach even so far forgot him- but he Ming. " change t self as to slip George a monogram. The calic all go crazy about him at the ho] " pays them no mind. " Me had a Sergeant once, but got busted for " nocturnal i It seems he reported returning on the wrong permit, or something of the kind, glance one would think him a geologist, but bis work along these lines consist Seashores and Cliffs. Great on the love-water, etc. Reckon he ' ll fool some one into thinking he ' s good enough for a job afte he gets out of here We hope so, " Dee George. " At first only of ■For the Lord ' s sake let sic-p: SNEAD RETURNING OH PLffNrr, THE BOMB WILLIAM AUDLEY T N.BER MONTGOM ERY, ALA. Born 1893. Matriculated 1913. " Major " — " Adjic " ■7 dare do all thai doll, hemic a man. " —Shakespeare. " Going, going, gone. " —Advertising Slogan Fourth Class: Private Co, " E. " Third Class: Corporal Co. " B. " Second Class: Sergeant Co. " A " : CI a; Football. First Class: Second Lieutenant Co, " B " ; Ma si la 1 Final German. F you see a quiet-looking individual, rather scant) of hair, hut with an en hip mi his shoulder, why, that is " Major. " And don ' t you touch that chip, fi SlSSl others have done it. and a rise in undertaking stock immediately followed He has been a star member of every boxing class that ever existed, ami il is said that he melted into tears when Jess Willard got at Jack Johnson before lie had the oppor- tunity. His ambitions are in accord with his character, for he is the most enthusiastic " Armyoodle " in barracks, dividing his time between reading War Department hooks and sending countless letters to Montgomery, Ala We sincerely hope that this pugnacious person will realize his ambitions and get into a fight large enough to satisfy his appetite Idling a position as officer in the service as well as he did al V. M. 1. " Leggo wv arm— I wa n la hit him ' " THE BOMB CHARLES BENJAMIN THOMAS BALTIMORE, MD. Born 1897. Matriculated 1913. " Billy " — " Tip " — " Tommy " ■■Ami a little child shall lead (us)! " —Burton ' s Version of Bible. Third Class : Private Co. " C " ; Company Rifle Team ; Mandolin Club. Second Class : Sergeant Co. " D " ; Company Rifle Team ; Mandolin Club ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class : Second Lieutenant Co. " F " ; Com- pany Rifle Team; Mandolin Club; Marshal Final German. THIS diminutive specimen hails from the hack alleys and byways of Baltimore, and is of a very ferocious nature. He joined us by the Third Class route, after having exhausted the perils and adventures of his native village. When he arrived he got through the Arch all right by dint of turning his head and much squeezing of the latter part, but then came the real trouble — his first cadet cap. Well, they got one for him in a couple of weeks ! Lefty Louie and Dago Frank in their prime never had a thing on our " Tommy, " for the way he wields a gun causes his roommates to frequently seek shelter behind the bedrolls, and though he poses as a first-aid leader, from the size of the gun he keeps we think that he should join P. I. ' s artillery detail. His aspirations are to join Uncle Sam ' s cavalry, but as yet he is not tall enough to reach the stirrup. " Aw, cheer up, they haven ' t got you yet! " THE BOMB WILLIAM FISHER TYNES BIRMINGHAM, ALA. Born 1894. Matriculated 1911. " Slip " — " Fish " — " Bird " " If you lore me as 1 love you. What pair so happy as we two? " —Kipling. Fourth Class : Private Co. " A " ; Scrub Basket- Ball; Class Basket- Ball. Third Class: Private Co. " F " ; Scrub Basket- Bail; Class Basket- Ball. Second Class: Private Co. " F " ; Scrub Bas- ket-Ball; Class Basket-Bail; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " F " ; Assistant Busi- ness Manager Christmas Supplement ; Ad- vertising Manager Cadet; Marshal Final German. Bl Hi pW-DE-DO, Cultivator of the Guard Tree! How is it that all your letters have the postmark of " Bueny " ? And " bow come " you have to sit up until 1 :00 p. m. o answer those Hollins College Pink Sheets? 1 Kind reader, you see that " our nan Hawkins " doesn ' t spend quite all of his time tampering with the typewriter, making tea. holding The Dansants after taps, or constructing improvements in 40-C for the comforts of " Lem " and " Shorty " The directors of the Jefferson County Savings Bank are kept in a state of perpetual anxiety over bis next financial mow, and there is a noticeable difference in the stock of that company after one of " Slip ' s " all-night sessions. He is in his glory, and his self-esteem rises 99 per cent, when be mounts with great pomp to Officer of the Guard. He can be heard to command in sten- torian tones: " Maj-ah Groover-r-r, execute my following orders ' ith dignity, rapidity, and what-not. " He expects to be an industrial promoter. " and, if unlimited popularity and sincerity f action he of any value, we predict for him absolute success. " Er-r. Hawki James! Tin just as confident. " - Jff FOR THE MORNING TRAIN! THE BOMB CECIL CALVERT VAUGHAN. IIT FRANKLIN, VA. Born 1895. Matriculated 191 1. " Bunnv " " God moves in a myste; His wonders to perform. ' -Cowpe Fourth Class : Private Co. " C. " Third Class : Corporal Co. " D. " Second Class: Private Co. " D " ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class : Private Co. " D " ; Hop Commit- tee ; Marshal Final German. " N. " DMEONE has said. ' The dumb can never rise. " but " B " does not agree with him. Another saying is. " The truth hurts, " which accounts for his non-agreement. He takes great pleasure in referring to himself as " the Old Man. " because he is so feeble. He is feeble, too, for after a lot of groaning and cussing he gets up bent almost double; by supper he has straightened slightly, and can be seen any time of the day or night slouching along the first stoop. It is rumored that he has a monopoly out under the Academic Building, a rumor certified to be true by certain Rats who have had to linger in the cold after rev. Although the town where he lives contains only five inhabitants, nothing has ever happened in the world that has not transpired in Franklin. Sent fifty-nine telegrams just to see a Horse fall, but failed. Is a chronic B-acher. never feels well, and is always unhappy except when monopolizing his monopoly. We love him, though. and are certain that the future will see him inventing " Knockless " radiators. -My goodness! I ' m tired. " II [ ( U THE BOMB R( )BERT E-IARDWICK V .RREN, Jr. ALBANY, GA. Born 1S96. Matriculated 1912. " Hub " - ■ " Rubin " — " JVarrun-n-ii " -Here ' s to lovely Julia ' s leg, ' Tis white and hairless as an egg. " —Merri ck. Fourth Class: Private Co. " C " Tn ird Class : Private Co. " D. " Second Class; Private Co. " D " : Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " D " ; The Bomb Staff; Hop Committee; Marshal Final German. " T. " NEXT to those nf Archie Xelm ' s " Bob ' s " nether extremities approximate an ellipse more closely than anything of their kind in barracks Yes, alack, he is bow-legged, tit a warm heart heats tinder those second-hand gray breeches. We can state this ven though he affects a fetching pair of tortoise-shell goggles with which he lures susceptible and unsuspecting calic into his cynical toils He treasures three bewitch- ing blondish whiskers, which have recurred so persistently in spite of monthly shaves that they are now tacitly accepted as tried and true comrades and lovingly treated as such Oh, yes, " Bob " has something else— a conscience He invariably bootlicks this hand) article by taking an Economics book to the hay with him of afternoons, ostensibly for study, and sometimes he stays awake long enough to charge a Vanity Fair when Doc comes around. Sh ! listen, this is something I JV!,. ' " 1 j " t wk. ' .yif " i.. promised not to tell— though he has led a sheltered life, our hero. armed with an A B. degree (besprinkled with certain other initials), paints a future with colors as vivid as those he used in George ' s Third Class decoration. We fear the worst, but so he it. and God bless you. " Robin. " T-H " Read, I kill her. " ij that woman hail • us thought n would THE BOMB FRANK EDWARD ZEA STRASBURG, VA. Born 1897. Matriculated 1913. " Tony " — " Zee " " A foot more light, a step more true. Ne ' er from the heath flower dash ed the den ' . " . —Scott. Third Class : Private Co. " F. " Second Class: Private Co. " F " ; Class Foot- ball; Class Basket-Ball ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class : Private Co. " A " ; Scrub Foot- ball ; President Y. M. C. A. ; Marshal Final German. AND so it happened that Zeus called unto him Hephaistus and said unto him: " Fashion me one of massive proportions who shall dwell on earth, irreproachable of the baseness of mankind. " And the lord of fire did the great god ' s bidding. He moulded him a perfect youth, but in one foot did he apply the fire too long, and thus it happened that gout came to be in his massive frame. But Zeus was pleased, and said : " I name thee " Tony " Zea. Go thou down amongst men and abide thou where men labor hardest. " And " Tony " descended from Olympus and saw men moving ever about with burdens on their shoulders and books of knowledge in their hands. Thus did " Tony " come amongst the dwellers of King Nick ' s realm. Here did he mighty feats of strength with his arms, but the athletes of the land were lither in their lower limbs. And through his innocent mien was he chosen chieftain of the Y. M. C. A., and be did once journey o ' er the land that all men might see what manner of men dwelled in the balls of King Nick. After many labors did he journey to the fair land of Strasburg, where it is the will of Zeus that he remain in peace and quietness all his days, bringing joy to those about him and filling the land with plenty. " II ' ,- , tell veil what " I Adams. J. B - Birmingham, Ala Alexander, L Lexington, Kv Alexander, W. B Mount Pleasant, Tenn Allison, W. R Rosemont, Pa Anderson, G. K Clifton Forge, Va Axdersox. M. J Marion, Va Beasle. ' , T. H Sterling, Va Bell, P. L Greenville. Miss Boykin, M. W Norfolk, Va Brantom, J. I - Burdette, Miss Brown, C. H Nashville, Tenn Bryan, E. 1) Tarboro. X. C Burackf.r. S. L Luray, Va Buracker. W. 11- Baltimore, Md Burgin. S. E Birmingham. Ala Burr, R. P .Troy. Pa Burton, B.. A Richmond, Va Carter, J. S Chatham, Va Chittum, H. T Timber Ridge, Va Copek, J. I Smithfield, Va Colbern, V. II Lees Summit. Mo Costen, J. B Paragonlil. Ark Cox. D. E Independence, Va Crittenden, G. B Greenville, Miss Cumminc, C Hampton. Va Dodson, G. P Norfolk, Va Easley, R. B Richmond. Va Eberle, E. G Fort Smith. Ark Eley, C. E Suffolk. Va Emond, R. A Birmingham. Ala Ewing, T. H New Orleans, La " aison, P. K Goldsboro, N. C. r ETTEUOLF. C. M Montclair. X. J ' ield. E Middleport, ( )hio ■lenniken, W. H.. Jk Winnsboro, S. C. ' ORD, C. E Richmond, Va. ' ijakv, R. W Eustis, Fla. Iammon, C. S Phoebus, Va. iARVEV, W. A Topeka, Kan. Jessner, F. B Xew Orleans, La. Ietzen, W. L Webster, Fla. ; max. B Norfolk, Va Gregory, 1) King William C. II.. Va. Gustaveson, J. VV Norfolk. Va [art, VV. H Portsmouth, Va. [arw , R. H Trenton. Tenn. Iaukins, J. H Huntington. W. Va. I ii. I.. L. L Montgomery, Ala [ayes. R. H Thomasville, Ga. Uiisox. W. M Norfolk, Va ones, Richmond. Va. ' kv. R. C Washington. D. C. Cimderly. J, B . Jr Fortress Monroe, Va. Cimbro, J. P Light Laurel, Fla. . " ittuei.l, H. J Mount Pleasant, Tenn. xxux, R. M Houston. Texas .ackey, S. C Cuero, Texas .AZO, I New York. X. V .EGGETT, VV. B Plainlicld, X. J .ixDEK, J. A Carlisle. Pa. .OWRY, W. 1! .Tampa. Fla. Lunt, S. M Alexandria, Va. THE BOMB McAnerney. J New York, X. Y McLeod, F. II.. Jh Florence. S. C. M Ki m:v, J Long Island, X Y Mahone, T. VV Richmond, Va Massie, VV. M - Pulaski, Va. Mavekick, F. M San Antonio, Texas Meade, R. H Richmond, Va Mitchell, S. P Petersburg, Va Moore, I.. K Cleveland, Ohio Murphv, R, W Greensboro, Ala PALMER, C, I! Tallahassee, Fla Parkeuson, E. M Xew Orleans, l.a Pickett, G. E., Ill Washington, D ( Ryall, (,. D Xew York, X. Y Soitt. T I ' .. Jk Richmond, Va Taliaferro, J. C ....Ware Xeck, Va Taltavall, VV East Orange, X. J Thompson, R. J Birmingham, Al Upshur, W M Cheriton, V Ward, J. G Portsmouth, V Wendehoth, J. C Fori Smith, Art White, (, W Lexington. Whittle, VV. M Martinsville. V Wiluox. C. S Norfolk, V Wingfield, ( ' ., Ju Richmond, V Woolfokd, .1 W... Suffolk, V THE BOMB 3 ©pnonpm There were calic by the Statue, There were calic by the Arch, And the First Class swarmed around them In paletots stiff with starch. There were some who read the orders. There were some who read the sheet That hangs by Harry ' s doorway, Nemesis that none can beat. One keydet showed his calic Where his name was on the leaf, And she blushed and looked quite furious- Actions strange beyond belief. She promptly left that keydet. She returned his miniature — He was flabbergasted, foozled— He took it without demur. He stared at that delinquency. But he still is wondering why ; For he ' d been boned for simply this — " Dust in ch — magazine S. E. I. " ' -dflr LfflfST CLASS A History , ™OUR years ago ninety-eight scared, dumb, hopeless-looking Misters finned out on these historic stoops; to-day there are twenty-nine left to dun paletots or enfold themselves in capes and leave nonchalantly on First (lass permit. The whole class, however, boasts fifty-nine members, due to the fact that we drew a number of Third Class rats and were boarded by a crew of " X ' s " who are determined to leave here with something besides a class ring and a flock of deficiencies. As a matter of fact, we are all making a more or less desperate effort to become A. PCs or P . S. ' s (either applies to the Liberal Artists) ; and. consequently; have clothed ourselves in that mantle of reserve and dignity so becoming to and characteristic of the Y. M. I. First Classman. To hark back many eons to our rathood days, we often solemnly hold forth on the horrible tortures inflicted on us by those heartless brutes of Third Classmen. And yet we brag about the praiseworthy escapades we engaged in after becoming Third Classmen ourselves — in other words, after becoming young nihilists, with a generous portion of the irresponsibility oi a two-year- old mixed with the meanness of a Sioux Indian full of deviltry and fire- water! Our Second Class Year was filed with the reality of possession of the beloved class ring, dreams of roseate hue anent the Final Ball, ami agonized efforts to get through " by the grace of God and the oversight of the Faculty. " And now we have reached the station in (barracks) life where our actions constitute the cri- terion for those of others, where we are the embodi- ment of limitless wisdom, where we are the power be- hind the delinquency sheet, magnanimous though com- manding, our manner hav- THE BOMB ing a slight touch of hauteur withal — in short, when, as he who disapproves our furloughs and is " the father of nearly four hundred had boys " would say, we are thought more of (and think more of ourselves) than we ever will be again during our careers ! After this length)- preamble, we needs must ' lav off the Liberal Arts ' stuff " and come back to earth in order to be intelligible to the Civil, Electrical, and Chemistry men; which reminds us that newer before has there been such rivalry between the courses. The Civil men stand aloof, preserving a sort of armed neutrality, and look forward to a future of digging ditches with calm self-satisfaction. The Electrical man should turn out some first-rate plumbers, but their conceit is positively unbearable. We mention the Chemis- Cheek Leaders try men only out of consideration for their feelings — cheer up, you all, there are lots of good places for enterprising young men at Hopewell and the lead- ing drugstores. We pause in dismay upon attempting a description of the Artists — nobody knows what ' s going to happen to them. They claim in flowery language that future Cabinets. Senates. Wall Street syndicates, and the transcendently aesthetic literary circles will be largely composed of their number; but we wish to observe that there are plenty of vacancies for drivers ' positions on those vehicles that pass barracks about eleven o ' clock every night, each dipped in honey and " wasting its sweetness on the desert air. " In class athletics Sixteen has met with some terrible luck. As Rats and Second Classmen, for instance, the basket-ball tie was not played off. and in both cases the " dope " was all on Sixteen to win. " John " Pitts annexed the THE BOMB Williamson-Graham cup last year, and is again the mainstay of all three teams. In Varsity football, " John " Pitts, " Buddie " MxCormick, " Teddy Bear " llellin. " Hardin " Massie, " John Gray " Paul, and " George " Snead re- ceived well-earned monograms, while " Murphy " Fechheimer, " B. D. " A.yres, " Frank " Zea, " Lindsay " Pitts, and " Mutt " Loth played hard and faithfully on the senilis. In basket-ball, " John " Pitts played Ins steady, reliable game at guard and was Captain of the team, while " Buck " Lewis played a pretty game all season at center. For four years, the " Big Four, " " Rock " Gillespie, John and Lindsay Pitts, and " Buddie " McCormick have been the backbone of the baseball team, and " Rock " lias been chosen fur the second time to lead ln " bushleaeuers " into the fray. Lexington Winter Garden In track. " Pete " (lever and Massie are sure of places on the team, and Sixteen will undoubtedly he represented by several more of its members. In gym, Chapin, C. and " Brooks " Bradford are left from last year, and " Hard Luck Percy " Christian, Captain of the team, has been on it ever since his first year at V. M. I. The whole tennis team. " Murphy " Fechheimer (Captain and two years winner of the singles championship of barracks), Gillespie, Pitts, L., Massie, and " Buck " Lewis, is seen to he composed of Sixteen men, ami we can count on them to present then ' opponents with the little cud oi a goodly number of matches. At the first meeting of the class upon returning from that marvelous summer furlough. Lindsay Pitts resigned the Presidency, and Victor Reese Gillespie was elected in his place. Lindsay was prevailed upon to accept the THE BOMB Vice-Presidency, however. No emergency has arisen but that these men have shown themselves capable of doing that which is best for the class, and we are glad to be able to thank them here for their splendid work. George Snead and " Ikie " DeGraff were reelected, and any one who saw the Final Ball last year will " state without fear of successful contradiction " that the German this year will Lie " a thing of beaut) ' and a joy forever. " Brevity, besides being " the soul of wit. " is indispensable to a class history, so stirring tales of such things as the Banquet, and Hymns of Hate against Restricted Limits, and hundreds of other incidents in " our " year must of necessity be omitted. Of course, every class has an exalted opinion of itself, but surely we can say that we have done our share, and always will, in the making of a (heater V. M. I. Moreover, it is with a realization of their abilitv that we turn over the reins of government to the Class of Seventeen. May the men of Sixteen be as loyal in their undertakings in after life as they have been to their class and Alma Mater! Historian. Cameron ' s Pond THE BOMB Class of 1917 Colors : Maroon and Black Class Officers OLIVER B. BUCHER President JAMES T. HAMLIN Vice-President ERNEST C. BROWN Historian Class Boll Bancroft, J. T New York, N. Y Beasley. T. H _ Sterling, Va Blow, G. W La Salle. Ind Boykin, M. W Norfolk, Ya Brown, C. H New York, N. Y Brown, E. C Knoxville, Tenn Bucher, O. B Richmond, Va Bulklev, E. A New York, N. Y Campbell, H. A., Jr Mulberry Island, Va Chapin, W. E Richmond, Va Clark. F. W Savannah, Ga Cole. J. E Norfolk, Va Cumming. C Hampton, Va Dillard, J. W Chatham. Va Driscoll, M. G Accomac C. H., Va Echols, C. L Glasgow. Va Etheridce. F. H Macon, Ga Fetterolf, C. M Montclair, N. J Frary, R. W Eustis, Fla Goodm vn, B Norfolk, Va Goodwin. W. R Louisa. Va Hamlin, J. T Danville, Va Hart. J. S Weatherford. Texas Hughes. J. B Lynchburg, Ya Laffertv. F. R San Francisco, Cal Lawson, W. S South Boston, Va Lecgett, W. B New York. N. Y Lockhart. G. B Honaker. Va Martin, C. A Accomac, Va Mason, H. P., Jr Hampton. Va Mason, H. M Blackstone, Va Michaux, E. R Goldsboro, N. C Mills, M. R Richmond. Va. Morrison, F. L Fort Worth, Texas Munce, M. G Richmond, Ya. McDowell, J Bincastle, Va. McGiffert. S. Y Duluth, Minn. Nash. C. P Alderson. W. Va. Neale, L., Jr Richmond, Va. Nelms, J. A ...Newport .Yews. Va. Noell, S. W Lynchburg. Va. Pender. J. R.. Jr Tarboro, N. C. Pendleton. R. S Fine Creek Mills, Va. Porcher, F. D St. Louis. Mo. Porter, E. C Norfolk, Va. Rheutan. D. E Richmond. Va. Ring. T. K Johnson City. Tenn. Robinson. F. S Norfolk, Va. Rcffner, D. L Charleston. W. Va. Saunders, C. J Richmond, Va. Schlegel, F. E Norfolk. Ya. Sebrell. R. G Harrisonburg, Ya Shepherd. L. C Norfolk. Ya. Squire, J. W Port Norfolk. Va Steele. M. W Morgan City. Miss. Stevenson, M. H Williamson. W. Va. Tinslei ' , G C Wan, Gloucester Co., Va. W ' alkei ' , R Newport News, Ya. Ward, J. G Portsmouth, Va. White. 1! H ..Leesburg. Va. White. G W Lexington, Ya. Whiting, T. S Hampton, Va. Whittle. W. M Martinsville, Ya. Wilson, N. F New York, X. V. 10] TOECSlf flMLASS A History i CKING somewhat in the dignity of a First Classman, vet looking with scorn upon the undignified acts of the char- acteristic Third Classman, and one whose favorite expres- sion is, " When I was a rat " — this is the result of a complete brain racking on the part of the Historian for a suitable definition of a Second Classman. He is one who wears two service stripes on his sleeve, and whose left hand and always the little finger of this hand are greatly in evidence at the hops — displaying to the calic in general " the best looking ring yet. " Upon the completion of our third class year we left feeling that we had done more than our share in preserving all the customs of that class. We shot bombs, painted George, and even took out a " deck " on the clock by artistically decorating " its face with the numerals, " ' 17. " So in September over seventy Second Classman again took up the active duties of " keydetship. " with the ultimate end in view of capturing the elusive dip. and may we all be successful in this de- termination ! Among the four courses. Civil, Electrical, Chemistry, and " Sweetest " Liberal Arts, the class is practically evenly divided, but while the " Engineers " may be seen at 2 C. P. with a look on their faces about as cheerful as that of the exponents of Schopenhauer, the Liberal Artists recline peacefully in the Hay, fully convinced that the Virginia Military Institute is a wonder- ful health resort. At the first class meeting of the year Bucher and Hamlin were unanimously reelected Presi- dent and Vice-President, respectively, and their energies have always been untiringly spent in all that was good for Seventeen. E C. Brown was Bruin and Shirley 102 THE BOMB again chosen Historian. At this meeting also E. C. Brown and Saunders were eleeted leaders oi the Final Ball, and it is certain that they will do all m their power to make that function a howling success. Seventeen has a great deal to he proud of in athletics. In Football we furnished Nelms as Captain, under whose leadership the team had a most successful season. Bucher, Cole, E., Fetterolf, Goodman, and Steele, all received monograms for work well done. While Fetterolf is our only repre- sentative on the basket-ball team, his work all season being characterized by his uncanny knack in shoot- ing baskets. Likewise in baseball and all other cadet activities Seventeen has always done her part; and. although our number has greatly decreased since our rathood days, it has always been, and will ever continue to be. our policy to do everything in our power for the good, «,t V. M. 1. We are now just before entering on our last year; and. although it ' s a rocky road to travel and nianv may fall by the wayside, we will always hold Seven- teen and V. M. I. foremost in our hearts, and make the tight through life all the easier by working for the honor of our class and our school. Historian. Willie and His Drum Posting Sentinel 103 THE BOMB Cf)at ©ounD 2Dff (With due apologies to " Danny Deever ' ' ) " What awful sound is that that ' s heard? " Said Files-on-Parade. " The band is froze, the band is froze, " The Color-Sergeant said. " What makes the front rank shake and quake? " Said Files-on-Parade. " They ' re dreadin ' what they ' ve got to hear, " The Color-Sergeant said. For they ' re playin ' of the sound-off — You can hear that awful squeak : They ' re out of time, they ' re out of step. The cornet ' s gettin ' weak ; The bass drum and the kettle are The only things in tune. For they ' re butcherin ' the sound-off in the evenin ' . " What is that donkey brayin ' for? " Said Files-on-Parade. " The trombone ' s tryin ' to ' come in, ' The Color-Sergeant said. " Who ' s killin ' pigs, who ' s killin ' pigs? " Said Files-on-Parade. " The valves need oil, the valves need oil, " The Color-Sergeant said. For they ' re playin ' of the sound-off — You can hear that awful squeak : They ' re out of time, they ' re out of step. The cornet ' s awful weak: The bass drum and the kettle are The only things in tune. For they ' re butcherin ' the sound-off in the evenin ' . G. K., ' 16. THE BOMB Class of 1918 Colors : Black and Orange Class Officers H. PERCY GRAY President P. W. ROOT . " Vice-President S. B. WITT Historian Class Roll Adkins, F Richmond. Va. Alverson. H. L Danville, Va. Armistead, F. V Richmond, Va. Austin. F. H Tuscaloosa, Ala. Bagby, S. L Washington, D. C. Bancroft, T. O Orange. Texas Barker, C. J Gate City. Va. Barnard. J. H Wichita Falls. Texas Bellezza, R. G Virginia Beach. Va. Bertschev, S. L Phoebus, Va. Clair. A. H Max Meadows, Va. Bolen, C. H Culpeper. Va. Bradford. J. R New York. X. Y. Butler, P. S Norfolk, Va. Caldwell. F. Y East Radford. Va. Campbell, A. H Cleveland. Ohio Cantrell, C. C Greenville, Texas Carneal, C. W Richmond. Va. Carv, T. A.. Jr Richmond, Va. Champe, I. P Charleston, W. Va, Church, J. F Cincinnati, Ohio Cole, S. H Norfolk. Va. Conrad, G. B Winchester, Va. Corzelius, F. M Richmond, Ky. Cruzen, R. H Gallatin, Mo. Culver, J. I St. Louis, Mo. Curtis. D. C Lee Hall, Va. Davis, R. L Monroe, La. Dew. T. R Lynchburg. Va. Echols, J Glasgow. Va. Edwards. A. D Terrell. Texas Epes, W. J Portsmouth, Va. Fields, O. P Terrell, Texas Foy, F. H Eufaula. Ala. Fov. L. W Eufaula, Ala. Gamble, J. G Tallahassee, Fla. Gatewood, A. R Newport News, Va. Gillett. J. N. D Newport News, Va. Goodman, VV. G Champaign, 111 Gould, W. T., Jr., Hastings-on-Hudson, N. Y. Grantham, T. D Wilson, X. C. Gray. H. P Richmond. Va. Griffith, A. H Ashland. Va Guest, J. L Richmond. Va. Haley, E. A Roanoke. Va. Haley, W. A., Jr Clifton Forge, Va Hancock, M. McC Lynchburg. Va. Harmon. J. R Lebanon. Ky. Harney, J. X Plymouth, N. C. Harrison, L. A Appomattox, Ya. Harrison. W., Jr Duluth, Minn. Hawkins, C. T Charleston, W. Va. Herman, S. S Danville, Va. Hicks, H. P Axton, Va. Hock, C Roanoke, Va. Huntt. S. H Richmond, Va. Hughf.s, G. W Lynchburg, Va. Ingram, S. L Richmond, Ya. Fames, R. P Richmond. Va. THE BOMB Jeffries, F. C Norfolk, Va. Jenkins, J Newport News, Va. Jones. F. B Gloucester, Va. Keith, J. W Beaumont, Texas Kinzer, J. D Bedford. Va. Kyle, G Lynchburg, Va. Lafferty, E. R Richmond, Va. Lamb, E. B Richmond, Va. Lee, R Rocky Mount, Va. Lewis, R. G Houston, Texas Love, J. J Quincy. Fla. Mantor, M Taylor, Texas Marshall, P. J Winchester, Va. Martin. W. P Claremore, Okla. Maes, R. A., Jr Norfolk, Va. Metcalfe, H., Jr Wilczinski, Miss, Metcalfe, W. R Greenville, Miss. Mettenheimer, J. M Bastrop, Texas Michie, N. H Durham, N. C. Miller, C. B„ Jr Goldsboro. N. C. Moore, A. H Muskogee, Okla McComb, S. J Jellico, Tenn. McCauley San Antonio, Texas Nelson, J. C., Jr Norfolk, Va. Newburger, B. J Joplin, Mo. Nock, L. F Accomac, Va Noell, W. W East Radford, Va. Parker. J. W Franklin, Va. Patterson, R. K. M Petersburg, Va. Peebles, C. W Lawrenceville, Va. Peeler, R. McC Huntsville, Ala. Perkinson, R Danville, Va. Potts, T. R Richmond. Va. Post, W. G., Jr Newnan, Ga. Randolph, J. F„ Jr Washington, N. C. Ransom, C. F Orange, Va. Reilley, M. E Charlotte. N. C. Ripley, E. H Taylor, Texas Rising, J. D Champaign, 111. Robertson, R. G., Jr Lynchburg. Va. Root, P. W St. Louis, Mo. Rothert, J. M Richmond, Va. Scriven, E. B Duluth, Minn. Semmes, B. W. L Newport News, Va. Shepherd, G. F Cynwyd, Pa. Sullivan, J J Lynchburg, Va. Taylor, D. A Norwalk, Ohio Taylor. J. M Richmond, Va. Taylor, J .- Millburn, X. J. Thomas, J. A Scranton, Pa. Thornton, A. L Fredericksburg, Va. Throckmorton. R. W Muskogee, Okla. Towers, R. S Jacksonville, Fla. Truslow. H. B Falmouth. Va. Tucker, C. M Richmond, Va. Van Dyke, V. J Baltimore, Md. Van Sant, J. A., Jr Mount Sterling, Ky. Ware, J. H Richmond, Va. Watson, T. M Dallas, Texas West, R. G Austin, Texas Williams, J. W Wilmington. X. C. Witt. S. B Richmond, Va. A History ' 0 heartfelt raptures, bliss beyond emu far, INALS! That mirage, our Mecca, came at last — then to be 1 ,L transformed from t lie lowly rodent to that divine form of " m Keydet, a mean Third Classman. Majestic, wonderful! With a longing, " not akin to pain " ( ?), we returned t ] this deaf " Id barracks fur another year. Main- of our classmates did not return because their mothers didn ' t raise them up to lie soldiers, while some did not wish to he a dungeon spoil for an other year. lint to celebrate our return we proceeded to institute a " Reign of Terror " for the newly cadet, which lasted for about a month, during which time woe was it to the rat who unfortunately brought down upon himself the wrath of one of those demigods, by attempting to wear his cap at a rakish angle, or should enviously cast his " slimy eyes " upon him. But all good things have an end. and no longer were we allowed to rule supreme. Being " Mean ' THE BOMB But our naughty reign was not to be so un- ceremoniously interrupted. Consequently, one night while barracks was sunk in sweet re- pose, those loyal followers of Bryan, the " Peacemakers, " arose and most rudely seized, bound, and threw the corporal of the guard into the bath-house, a place seldom frequented. They then proceeded to give barracks a much- needed coat of paint. As the night was cold, they gave George his annual coat of tar; and. to make sure of his warmth for the coming winter, dumped feathers on this. But this was too good to be gotten away with, for suddenly barracks was awakened by what sounded like the squealings of an enormous pig. I proved tn he the corporal of the guard, who had suc- ceeded in eluding the vigilant eyes of his guardians. Con- sequently, a few Bryanites had to take most hastily an indefinite furlough, while some gave a close imitation of " Old Dutch Cleanser " and " " for quite awhile. However, this was not all, for some of our number, desirous of perfecting themselves in the art of throwing hand-grenades, took, as usual, the sentinel on No. 5 as their target. As the target practice was becoming too frequent, the Commandant called the Subs together to decide upon a means of prevention. ' While thev were engaged in their work, a bomb went off which rivaled in volume of sound one of those famous 75 cm. guns, ft was exasperating. Immediately a search was instituted for com- bustibles, but it proved to be in vain. Watching the Fight THE BOMB But these practices were not our only ones. Dee]) down in his heart, each man in Eighteen has " Old V. M. I., " as shown partly by our record in athletics. In football, Marshall, Gray, Harris, Bertschey, and Hawkins won monograms and glory. Marshall was our only monogram man in basket- ball, but we had many good ones on the scrubs. In baseball, .Marshall, dray. Harris, and Lewis, R.. showed up well. At the first part of the year, the class reelected H. P. Gray President, and made P. W. Root Vice-President, to lead and guide us throughout the year, and admirably have they fulfilled their trust. We have lost mam- good men during the year, and regret very much to see them go; but, although they are no longer here, we still claim them as classmates. The unity and spirit of Eighteen has been clearly manifested throughout this year, and though a spark yet in embryo, we shall cherish and nurture it until it shall burst into the flame of everlasting friendship. Historian. Young Scamps THE BOMB Running tfjc 15lorb When the O. C. has inspected. And the keydet is awake. There comes that wish for freedom. And so the chance we take. With a sweater tight aronnd us, Perchance a citizen ' s suit. We depart in haste for realms unknown To pluck forbidden fruit. We leave barracks through a window — Eleven, twelve, or nine — But looking " sub-wards " always To see if a light doth shine. With the freedom comes a longing For a tender piece of meat. And so we hike it to the Greeks ( ?) And give ourselves a treat. Of course, there ' s nothing like it. Unless we meet a sub. And then, you know, there ' s hell to pay — Ah me ! There is the rub ! Demerits, tours, or even worse, They give us quite a shock. But the " game is worth the candle, " Say the Runners of the Block. C. M. F., ex- ' 16. THE BOMB Class of 1919 Class Officers W. W. ROGERS President C. B. CULLOM Vice-President W. G. WILLS, JR Historian Class Uoll Addison, W. M Richmond, Va. Adelstein, K. M Smithfield, Va. Bauer, A. E Richmond. Va. Bauserman, E. Van H Woodstock, Va. Badham, J. T Birmingham. Ala. Bond. R. N., Jr Brownsville, Term. Boynton, P. W Ithaca, N. Y. Branch, A Wilson, N. C. Burger, H. I Natural Bridge, Va. Butler, E. L St. Francisville, La. Carter, J. P Lynchburg, Va. Casey, W. M Lynchburg, Va. Cheyne, W. E Hampton, Va. Clay, H Coeburn. Va. Cohoon, T. J Montgomery. Ala. Crockett, G. S., Jr Accomac, Va. Cullom, C. B Birmingham. Ala. Curtis, C. C Lee Hall, Ya. Dashiell. D. F Smithfield, Ya. Dillon, E., Jr Indian Rock, Va. Doom. W. H Austin, Texas Downing, L. B Fairport, Va. Dougherty, L. B„ Jr Liberty. Mo. Drennen, C. W Birmingham, Ala Eastwood, F. T Norfolk, Va Echols, M. P University, Va. Engleby, G. B Roanoke. Va Eustis, G. F Birmingham. Ala Ewing, R.. Jr Xew Orleans. La. Fairlamb, W. F Richmond, Va. Gill, E. H Petersburg, Va. Gill. R. S Petersburg, Va. Hammond, G Heaton, J. L Holleman, J II.... Hunter, C. K Jackson, C. D, R... Jackson. T. C, Jr. James, R. A.. Jr.... Jenkins, E. M Jernigin, R. C Tones. C. A . Ii; Ashland. Va. Aylett, Va. Smithfield, Va. ... Appomattox. Va. Petersburg, Va. Lebanon. Ky. Danville. Va. Norton, Va. .Commerce, Texas Bovce, Va. Jones, W. G Xorfolk, Va Keezell, N. H Keezletown, Va. Kellogg, K. L Richmond. Va. Knapp, F. D Richmond, Va. Lake, C. H Memphis. Tenn. Land. L. P Virginia Beach, Va Lange, L. G Xew Orleans, La. Lewis, Y., Jr Dallas, Texas Lovf.i.l, S. G Baltimore, Md Luck, C S, Jr shla nd, Va. Marchant, B. W Mathews, Va. Marshall. J. P Simeon Post-Office, Va. Martin. F. K Norton, Va. Massie, W. VV Tyro, Va. Moncuue. J. A., Jr Richmond, Va. Montjoy, L Greenwood, Miss. Moore, W. B Chesterfield. S. C. Morrison. H. T Richmond, Va. Munson. H. H Richmond, Va. McCabe, J. B Leesburg, Va McEachin, T. C, Jr Meredith, Fla. Xoel, P. A.. Lake City, 111 THE BOMB Nottingham, S. A Franktown, Va Owens, S. W Richmond, Va Parkerson, J. D La Fayette. La Parsons, A. M Palestine, Texas Parsons, J. V Independence, Va Payne, H. P. M Nashville, Tenn Phillips, E. L Richmond, Va Phillips, R. B Evington, Va Potts, J. D„ Jr Richmond, Va Radford, L„ Jr Forest Depot, Va Radford, R. C. W Forest Depot, Ya Ramsey, D. F Madison, Ky Rapkin, E. S Montclair. X. J Rogers, W. W Lansing, Mich Roberdeau. H. L Austin, Texas Robertson, B. A Richmond, Va Russell, R. H Carlisle, Pa Sale, E. A Lexington, Va Sanders, D Graham, Va Scott, F. R Richmond, Va Shackelford, W. C, Jr.. Birmingham, Ala Sitwell, H. C. F Bedford, Va. Smith, C. G Marshall. Mo Smith, J. A New Orleans, La. Stuart, A. R Newport News. Va. Stubblefield, J. S Pine Bluff, Ark Swann. T. B Dandridge. Tenn. Shift. C. G West View, Ya. Taylor, F. M Kinston, N. C. Taylor. J. H Norfolk, Ya. Terrell. K Lynchburg, Va. Thomas, C. R Guinea Mills, Va. Tucker, I. D Blackstone, Va. Van Wagner, F Danville. Ya. Wallis, S. T Washington, D. C. Watkins, M. B Richmond. Ya. Webb, H. H New York. N. Y. Wierum, R. F Montclair. X. J. Wilkinson. W. H.. Jr Bedford. Ya. Wimberley, B. B Rocky Mount. N. C. Williams, G Chase City, Va Williamson. R. B., Jr ...Graham. Ya. Wills, W. G.. Jr Lynchburg. Va. Withers, N. R Suffolk. Va. Wormei.y. W. A Enfield, Va. Woodson. J. S Oakman, Ala. Yancey. H. A Waynesboro, Va. Yoemans, R W New Haven. Conn. wPSUPTH (TMS A History III ' " eighth (if September, nineteen hundred and fifteen, dawned clear and bright, predicting a happy future for the new Rat Class born on that clay. There assembled vats of i every description except color — they were all green, her W J) several days the Superintendent ' s office was crowded until one hundred and ten had matriculated, well worthy to keep up the long-standing dignity and record of V. M. t. Well do we remember those first weeks. The days were taken up with learning the new things every rat has to learn. )f course. at first it was hard, but as time passed things grew easier, and we became less dumb. Soon came football, and to this we furnished Cullom, besides several good men on the senilis. Toward the middle of the season came the ( iallaudet game with the never-to-be-forgotten victory for V. M. I. As we entered the Arch after the game we were greeted with the pleasing words. " Slouch, Mister. " That was enough, and for the rest of the day we enjoyed the privilege of being old cadets. THE BOMB . Scrivens, the latter two show in,: Exams hit us in the midst most of us passed safely, a das: officers. R o g e r s v a s chosen as President, and Cullom as Vice-President. With our future in the hands of these men. we feel safe in predicting a class that will, in every way. prove to be one of the best in the history of the Insti- tute. Historian. However long it seemed to Christ- mas, the turning point of the year soon came with its man) ' boxes. Again we didn ' t have to fin out, and " Brother Rats " literally swarmed the stoops. [ust six days after Christmas came our first good snow. According to custom, the rats of A, B, and C Com- panies were arrayed against those of D. E, and E Companies. The battle on the Hill was pleasing enough to the old cadets looking on. but after making " several charges we were all in and nearly frozen stiff. We were all de- lighted when General Dulaney put a stop to the fray with his " sweet " music. Basket-ball season came, and we furnished Rogers besides Sullivan and up well on the Scrubs. if all this. After the agony, through which meeting was held for the purpose of electing As Defined by General Sherm. ! 119 Intimate Peeps at American Beauties Iaul " 1chI£.: ' Mac: J " Gcvbrnor: ' GAiCOluNE. At i i. " ' hU ' RBiN. " ' N 1 M M 0- ' i ,■ - , :fii,i ?BHcy. ' Job. " AGES TORN from Till ' . DIARY of OXK " WILLIE " — BELLHOP. ' SIR )E SHINER, DOCTOR, VALET, NIGHT WATCHMAN, MUSICIAN, AND GRAFTER OF THE ROCK BRIDGE ALUM SPRINGS, VIRGINIA: Aug. 1st — The Cadets begin to arrive — all of them with clinking suitcases. Aug. 2d — Same as above. Major Anderson called the Cadets together to-day and told them that the Alum would hereafter be run as a kindergarten. Aug. 3d — Mr. Randolph, Mr. Sturcke, and Air. Rothert are given part of a free haircut by the other Cadets. Aug. 4th — Tom Potts, helped by the bathers, illustrated a new dive Tom Putts had on his cits. Booze Whittle returns to St. Regis at midnight smelling like a kitchen. Air,. 5 t 1 1 — Skeeter llix and Runny Vaughan bet John Pitts two dollars on the Jewess, before taps event, draw rain checks, and lose. Pig Ward, on roan filly Jewess, wins all-age. after taps race. Aug. 6th — B u n n y Vaughan is attacked by a nigger in the dark. Gen- eral hunt follows, and P. I. ambushes litter of pork. Aug. 7th — Pig Ward exhibits latest style of hold- ing partner while dancing. Dee George S n e a d and Skeeter Plix elected leaders of the German. Ox to Lexixgtox BOMB Aug. 13th — Tempus Fug Aug. 14th — B. Yaughan to use Panama ' s bar tor an ice Aug. 15th — Buck Lewis Calic ' s hay. Aug. 16th — Ladies ' leap-year dance was a fizzle. Aug. 17th — Founding of the Tuscan ira and West- moreland Clubs. Aug. 18th — Captain Corse ' s auto is borrowed, and Tom Potts and Gonni Groover think it to he an aeroplane. Pete Geyer ' s conscience hurts others more than himself. Aug. 8th — Marshmallow roast given by Calic in honor of B. Vaughan ' s tenor. The Calic were keen. Aug. 9th — Cadets, with help of guns, aid parting country swains on their way. B. D. ' s gun gets plugged, and Major ap- propriates firearms, and in return hands out certified studying. Aug. 10th — Swallow - tail - champagne dinner in Goshen is attended by keydets in soft shirts and palm beaches. Aug. 11th — Tom Potts roams around lobby of Allegheny Inn with an armful of beer bottles. Aug. 12th — Jim Welton and Booze ' Whittle go to sleep with a chicken, and don ' t find out about it until " feet on the floor. " ate scouts bowling-alley. imports shell food from civilization, and tries ■box to put sea food in. at watermelon feast puts melon rind in 128 THE BOMB Art;. 19th — Correct meaning of " Sic Semper Tyrannis " defined, and Booze Whitt le explains it to colored race by means of pugilistic demonstration. Aug. 20th — Final German. Second howl of punch. The light that hit Dee George ' s girl and the one that B. Vaughan lost and won. Michaux makes first attempt at soul kiss and fails. Arc. 21 st — Pig- Ward tries to break bottom of swimming-pool with his Tom ' s Dike face. Aug. 22d — Tom Potts wins dancing contest. Aug. 23d — " Rebecca at the well " disappears, Aug. 24th — Ladies ' German wonderful success. P. 1. makes the punch keydet style, and Bob Warren and B. Vaughan dance 20 straight with their calic. Aug. 25th — Booze Whittle, 1!. Vaughan, and P. Geyer hold all-night Dynamos of Materials session, smell smoke, save the candy in the showcase. investigate and find it only the kitchen fires. Aug. 26th — P. I. on exploration tour falls in the creek, sprains his suit, and tears his knee. Aug. 27tii — Tom Potts introduces latest fad by walking around in a barrel — two ladies faint, and one gets hysterics when he gives an exhibition of Mercury. St. Regis bound and barrel — less. Aug. 28th— Pig Ward gets treated for weak spine. Aug. 29th — Keykets wash the bulletin hoards from the walls of the St Regis. Aug. 30th — They ' re leaving, thank God. A Study in Contrast M.! ' -,»! V ' i , j ' . , l..: ' ;■.. ; .■ -I:, -,- . ©a Msai(§ OMDaslMi mt: THE BOMB Colonel Thomas Archer Jones. B. S.. C. E. Civil Engineering Armistead Duncan Loth AVRES Fraser Moore Bradford Gillespie R ich DeButts Holmes Hvland Sansberry " EPIW-ErtH-ENH ' VKW FK?«eR[ 132 THE BOMB Electrical Engineering Brewster -— Mass ie Burks Cosby Drewry £ if ' Miller Millner McClellan FlSHBURNE ¥SM mi ' Si MCCORMICK Friedman Fugate i jf »T v Ju h Morris Old Geyer Pitts, J. Hagan Taber Heflin W lf r- Thomas Lewis, W. B. Tynes L.OHMEYER Vaughan THE BOMB Colonel Hunter Pendleton, M. A., Ph. D. Chemical Engineering Amorv DlLLARD McKay Pitts, L. THE BOMB Colonel Robert Tiimma- Keklix. M A.. I ' m 1) Liberal Arts Chapin, C. Christian Collins DeGraff Durant Fechheimek Pall Read Seaman Snead Warren Zea l:,:, THE BOMB Slimmer Jops anD Summer x3ot When you ' ve walked and walked o ' er the arid plain And your arm is filled with a cramping pain ; When your shoulder ' s chafed and your feet are sore, And you groan and swear you can go no more; When your shirt is stuck to your back, all wet, And your old cap ' s visor is dripping sweat ; When your knees go weak and your hack goes lame, And you know you ' ll never more be the same — You ' ve drilled, my boy. you ' ve drilled ! P. C. G„ ' 16. . ' - ' • -5 ' ;. Tactical Officers COLONEL HARRY L IK IDGES First Lieutenant First Cavalry. U. S. A. COMMANDANT F CADETS M .K ik STEWART VV. ANDERSON INSTRUCTOR IX FIRST AID AND MILITARY HYGIENE CAPTAIN B. DAVIS M VY I INSTRUCTOR IN TOPOGRAPHY AND MILITARY FIELD ENGINEERING CAPTAIN JAMES A. ANDERS! IN INSTRUCTOR GALLERY PRACTICE W ' l ' TACTICAL OFFICER COMPANY " a " CAPTAIN LESTER T. GAVLE INSTRUCTOR ARTILLERY AND TACTICAL OFFICER COMPANY " c " CAPTAIN FRANK A GRi »VE INSTRUCTOR MILITARY CALISTHENICS AND TACTUAL OFFICER COMPANY " ll " CAPTAIN HENLEY P. BOYKIN RANGE OFFICER AND TACTICAL OFFICER COMPANY " e " CAPTAIN ' IK WARD F. GILL INSTRUCTOR SIGNALLING AND TACTICAL OFFICER COMPANY " f " CAPTAIN BENJAMIN B( IWERING INSTRUCTOR CASTRAMENTATION AND TACTICAL OFFICER COMPANY " e " Military Staff MAJOR O. HUNTER McCLUNG SURGEON MAJOR ERNEST A. SALE JUARTERMASTER AND COMMISSARY AND MILITARY STOREKEEPER CAPTAIN GEORGE A. DERBYSHIRE Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army, Retired ADJUTANT CAPTAIN LEWIS E. STEELE ASSISTANT MILITARY STOREKEEPER MAJI k J. W. McCLUNG TREASURER £Dtfjrr Officers LIEUTENANT-COLONEL JOSEPH R. ANDERSON HISTORIOGRAPHER MISS NELLIE TRACY GIBBS LIBRARIAN • •luBBrat! • » HHBl H ? jfifi pr| fafEfii k " KSm fe?U|| Lpi , IHWrTt ' Jb Tl iCTB---n-Jk ■ ■ ' Whit S Mtodfc ( wB jggfF ' W HBWSre R ifc P Hfcfe4ST MM L , 2a 5iiC_ Ur - ■lEilw m i fek ii yHt i i i hh H. B. HOLMES, JR Captain Co. " A S. M. HEFLIN Captain Co. " C J. C. SANSBERRY Captain Co. " D J. M. McCLELLAN Captain Co. " E V. R. GILLESPIE..... Captain Co " F II. A DeBUTTS Captain Co. " B W. B. LEWIS. JR First Lieutenant and Adjutant W. LOHMEYER First Lieutenant Co. " A ' W. B. BRADFORD First Lieutenant Co. " D J. L. PITTS First Lieutenant Co. " B H. M. READ First Lieutenant Co. " C P. C. GEYER, JR First Lieutenant Co. " F L. PITTS First Lieutenant Co. " E X. H. MASSIF Second Lieutenant and Quartermaste C. H. HIX Second Lieutenant Co. " C C B. THOMAS Second Lieutenant Co " F O. L. McCORMICK Second Lieutenant Co. " B B. D. AYRES Second Lieutenant Co. " A M. A R. LOTH Second Lieutenant Co. " D J J BURKS Second Lieutenant Co. " E THE BOMB Miss Nancy Amorette Green NORTH CAROLINA Sponsor for the Staff N. H. Massie Second Lieutenant and Quartermaster Staff W. B. Lewis, Jr. First Lieutenant and Adjutant 144 E. C. Brown Sergeant-Major THE BOMB f l ■ r, - THE O H.i IRS Color Sergeants Color Guard Mason, H. Munce Amory Vaughan Staff iDffircrs W. B. LEWIS, JR First Lieutenant and Adjutant N. H. MASSIE Second Lieutenant and Quartermaster E. C. BROWN Sergeant-Major Priuatcs G. H. DREWRY First Military Secretary W. W. COSBY Second Military Secretary L. H. McKAY ssistant Secretary to Superintendent 145 THE BOMB W. LoHMEYER First Lieutenant Miss Laura Ward Wise VIRGINIA Sponsor Company " A " Company " A ' B. I). Avki-s Second Lieutenant II. 1!. Holmes, Jr. Captain THE BOMB Company " A ' OFFICERS H. B. HOLMES Captain W. LOHMEYER First Lieutenant B. D. AYRES Second Lieutenant O. B. BUCHER - First Sergeant sergeants Mason, H. (color) Dillard, V Rheutan Clarke Ruffner corporals Marshall, P. Perkinson Ransome FoY Limit PoTTS, T. privates Alverson Jeffries Sitwell Adkins Keith S i ii h. J, Addison Knapp Snead Brown. C. Keezei.l Swift Cantrell Lewis, Y. S i e Culver Morrison, F. S .efieu Epes Morrison, H. Taylor, A. Fugate Martin, F. Thomas, R. Gaillard Miller, J. C. Webb Griffith Millner White, I! Hunter Moore, W. Wierum Jones, G. Porcher Van Dyke Jenkins. J. Russell Yancey Jernigan Zea 147 THE BOMB J. L. Pitts First Lieutenant Miss Mary Welby DeButts VIRGINIA Sponsor Company " B " Company " B " O. L. McCormick Second Lieutenant H. A. DeButts Captain THE BOMB Company " B " OFFICERS H. A. DeBUTTS Captain T. PITTS First Lieutenant O. L. McCORMICK Second Lieuten xt W. M. WHITTLE First Sergeant SERGEANTS Robinson Goodwin Noell, S l.MIF.UTV. R. CORPORALS MOOKE, A I ' .l UR I [Ol I. Cole, H. Taylor, J. Semmes privates Bauer Field, O M ri; Bertschey Gillet McEachin BeLAZZA I I CAN I )l-l ' Boynton 1 1 krney Paul Bulkley Harrison, A Pendleton Caldwell Harrison, W Peebles Cary I [yland R msey Carter Jenkins Roberdeau Chapin, W. Junes, F. Robertson Colburn K kiiu Sanders Curtis, C. Kellogg Sebrell DeGraff Lake Terrell Duncan Lee Throckmorton Echols, T. Mantor White. G. Ewing Mason, M. Williamson 149 THE BOMB II. M. Read First Lieutenant Miss Della Elizabeth Frve VIRGINIA Sponsor Company " C " Company " C " C. B. Thomas Second Lieutenant S. M. Heflin- Captain THE BOMB u I ;4£ 5» jfei fcj IliKHtl ftMf Company " C " OFFICERS S. M. HEFLIX Captain H. M. READ Eirsi Lieutenant C. B. THOMAS Second Lieutenant VV. I : LEGGETT First Serge a nt SERGEANTS Hughes Gumming Martin, C. i.nek Laffertv. Ripley Reilley Ring Robertson, Scott Seaman Smith, C. Taber Taylor, F. Wallace Ward Williams, w i m berl y WlLLOUGHE CORPORALS Witt Herman- Mettenheimer Hicks privates Adlestein Friedman Arm istkad. F. ( lAM RLE I3adha - m ( Iuest Bancroft, 1) I f ley, E. Bauseman II VLEY, W. BOYKIN 1 [EATON Butler, E. HoI.I.IMAX Colli ns James, R. Dew- Jones, C. Dillon Lawson DSEWRY Massie, VV. Echols, C Metcai.f, VV. Fairlamb MONT.TOY Fetteruli Morris FlSHBURNE Neale »jfe i rfiHfc% - - ■ ■ " ■ - 3 J. i-.._ ' :. " ■- THE BOMB V. B. Bradford First Lieutenant Miss Ida May Digces VIRGINIA Sponsor Company " D " Company " D " M A. R. Loth Second Lieutenant J. C. Sansi:ehk Captain THE BOMB Company U D ' OFFICERS I C. SANSBERRY Captain VV. B. BRADFORD First Lieutenant M. A. R. LOTH Second Lieutenant J. T. HAMLIX First Sergeant sergeants Porter Whiting Campbell, H. Schlecal corporals Gray Miller, C. Butler, P. Thornton Austin Thomas, J. privates Bond Groover Owens Barry Haktt Potts. J. Chevne Hughes, G. Radford, L. Christian Ingram Shackleford Crockett Jackson, C. Shepherd. F. Dashiell Jackson, T. Squire Dillard, J. James. P. Sullivan Dr ennen Luck Thompson Eastwood Marchant Vaughan H i m-KiDoi Mi I low ell Watson Fechheimiu Mi.n u.f, IT Warren ' r i ewood Mtchie Wills Gill, H. Nelson Withers 155 THE BOMB L. Pitts First Lieutenant Miss Virginia Mason VIRGINIA Sponsor Company " E " Company J M. McClell, Captain THE BOMB i Company " E " OFFICERS J. M. McCLELLAN Captain L. PITTS First Lieutenant I T. BURKS Second Lieutenant J. A. XELMS First Sergeant sergeants Goodman, B. Stevenson Mills Beasley corporals Campbell, A. H. Curtis. 1). Huntt Ware Bradford, J. Carneal privates Armistead Eustis Munson Bagbv Foy Xuttini.ii m Bancroft, J, Fraser Patterson Barnard Gould Parkerson Bolen I I am miind Parsons, .] Branch Hawkins Parsons, M. Brewster Jones, W Peeler Casey Lamb Rapkin Champe Lange Saunders ( iiai ' in, c 1 a xl scriven Church McCabe Shepherd ( !osby Mi ( ' mi ey Towers Cullom Mi l Tucker. C Edwards Michaux West Engleby Moncure Woodson 157 THE BOMB P. C. Geyer Tirst Lieutenant Miss Mary Josephine Preston VIRGINIA Sponsor Company " F " Company " TT " C. H. Hix Second Lieutenant V. R. Gillespie Captain THE BOMB Company " F " OFFICERS V. R. GILLESPIE Captain P. C. GEYER First Lieutenant C. H. HIX Second Lieutenant C. P. NASH First Sergeant sergeants Munce (color) McGiffert Steele Cole, E. Pender CORPORALS Davis Taylor, M. Truslow Lewis, R. Van Sant Kyle privates Amory Hancock Randolph Berger Harris Rising Blow 1 Iorn Rh ii Brown, P. Lockhart Rogers Conrad Lovell Rothert Corzelius Marshall, J Stuart IIoom Moore. R Taylor, H. Downing McComb Tinsley Driscoll X ' ewberger Tucker. D. Durant o( k Van Wagnen Echols. M. Parker Watkins Frary Payne Wilkinson Goodman, VV. Pfeifler Williams, (r. Grantham Radford, R. Wilson 159 From left to right Fetteeolf Mooke, R. Brewster Paul Drewry Saunders Mll.l.NER Shepherd, L. RoBERDEAU ROTHERT Hawkins Champe " ; ' : . - ' . MILES I JNE keydet stops another on the stoop, and the fi llo ini; coii- , ' I versation takes place: " Whatcha reckon? The corps is ' %tfll ' " " ' ' - ' ri ' ■ ! ' ' I ' -un ]ie. ' " w. [ii i I lying. " " Well, we arc _ " % v ' H going tu the expositii n. sure enough. " " You swear we are. " " No, but Doc Hintv said Labbv [im told him that Foe ' s got fflfc ' a hunch w - ' might go to the Confederate Reunion in Rich- ' ninnd the first part of June. " This is the general rule that governs rumors that are no sooner uttered than they are disseminated over barracks — so highly embellished and mutilated as to be unrecognizable to their origina- tors. This particular one sounded so reasonable, however, that every one began to swear off on " big ones " and such luxuries in order to be financially Governor Stuart and Staff till Old Yets THE BOMB equipped for the trip. Then all doubts were set at rest by a series of tentative orders. We were to be present for the celebration, and then hike around the battlefields in the vicinity of Richmond. Meantime we had been fording the Nile, scaling perpendicular cliffs, and slaughtering the enemy (imaginary) by the wholesale, in order to develop the principle of Preparedness for the hike. On June the second Tom ' s " misery whistle " summoned us to a very damp rev on the stoops. No one emanated an atmosphere of good cheer except those chronic optimists known as " reveille whistlers " ( who will have a special deck in Hades with Du blowing rev constantly until relieved by Gabriel, the other musician of the guard). After each man had securely wrapped his blanket around toothpaste and extra hose, his packing was completed, but the acting quartermaster sergeants loaded trunks with shakos and dikes, and then baggage wrestled in the cold, gray morn. There was a special formation at half-past eight, from which about half of each company fell out to get mis- laid articles, such as " countrolls, " fowling pieces, and funds. Overcoats and raincapes were worn to the Lexington Terminal, and pieces were kept from damage by the judicious application of vaseline. The bilious-hued spe- cial pulled out at nine o ' clock wildly cheered by Siamese and Rush Miller. The journey soon resolved itself into a time-killing contest, with the King of Indoor Sports tal dng first place. Many a " roodles " spelled disaster for some THE BOMB devotee who had calculated on taking Her out to dinner on the proceeds of that pot. We rolled into Richmond in the afternoon, greeted by the " Old Yell " from the ever faithful alumni — and it was still raining. The S tonewall Jackson Band met us at the station, and led the way to the Grays ' Armory. The Grays extended every courtesy, and saved much confusion by assigning each company a separate room, where trunks, rolls, guns, and equipment were stacked. We were free the rest of the evening; and, after a stampede fur the showers, most of us took advantage of the kind invitation to attend the dance Grays ' Armory at the Country Club. Of course, every one had the time id ' his young life, and the jitneys were crowded until the wee sma ' hours. Early rev Thursday morning; and, for those who didn ' t " desire to — fall out, " breakfast at the Masonic Temple. Perfect dikes were thrown mi for the parade, although we didn ' t move ' iff until two hours after assembly. Many keydets swore the)- didn ' t know there were so many people in the world as were lined up on the streets, in windows and doors, and on the roofs of all the buildings, ft was hard to resist the temptation to jump when a familiar feminine voice would call out. " Why, there ' s Willie — hello, Willie, " but the corps was on its best behavior, and remained so all the time away THE BOMB from Lexington. The veterans passed in review, stepping high and strutting as if fifty years had rolled away. The corps followed, each platoon line look- ing " like the edge of a T square. The vets halted at street corners for refresh- ments, while we gazed on hungrily, hut in vain. We were informed that it was unmilitarv to accept sandwiches from even the most charming of calic. The rain commenced again, hut not until the long parade was over and the corps had " hatted it up. " " Cut the guy ropes " was the slogan, and the distance to the Armory was quickly covered. Xobody was too " petered " to attend the halls given at the Armories of the Blues and Grays. Roomy as the ballrooms were, every available foot of space was being one-stepped or fox-trotted on, as the case may he. The vets were " right " : and when they danced the Virginia Reel and yelled for Dixie, we discovered where the " old- time pep " comes from. In addition, the Blues staged a midnight carbaret that compared favorably even with the Christmas Eve minstrel show. Friday morning the corps, minus blanket rolls, took a nine-mile jaunt to Seven Pines, where an extremely interesting " and instructive lecture on Civil War campaigns was delivered by Major Durfee, of the Army War College. The O. M. sergeants were left behind to attend the matinee and guard the blanket rolls. A tasty repast, prepared on the held range, was served bv Commissary Sergeant Ashburn. The corps returned in the after- noon, swinging into Richmond whistling " Our Director, " an infallible sign that all is well. That night theaters, hotels, and streets were full of sightseeing keydets, all of whom were shown a " keen " time by the people of Richmond. Those who made a late but desperate sprint for the Armory were greeted by the news that taps had been postponed until twelve. Back to the dance in a Ford limousine! " Latest dope — battlefield hike called on ac- count of rain! " This was " fruit, " and we con- cluded that we each had a horseshoe where it would do the most g 1. Saturday the corps en- trained for Petersburg in pursuance to a special order, arriving there before noon. After parad- ing the streets behind the fife and drum corps of 76, we hied us to the historic Crater. We have paraded in blizzards, gone to church in cloud lii-1 THE BOMB bursts, and advanced- guarded in winter, hut never before bad we made three tracks in full dike under a trop i c a 1 sun ! When the last perspiring keydet bad assisted bis X.( ( pounds of gun up tbe last dusty hill, Major Durfee delivered another lecture. Bound for Seven Pines illustrated by maps, the whole corps and a number of visitors being seated in tbe Crater itself. After another pleasant saunter back to Petersburg, arms were stacked and dinner served. Dear reader, tbe author bad never before seen so many pretty girls and home-made sandwiches all in one place. Everybody in Petersburg turned out to give us a " welcome to our city, " and we consoled ourselves on depart- ing only by reflecting that it was a case of ' ' On to Richmond " again. That night the corps was turned loose again; and. believe us, there was considerable swea — that is to say, " an enjoyable time was had by all. " Sunday morning the corps attended church at St. James. In the after- noon tbe jitneys did a rushing business, and the " large bounds " were severing P iscuits right and left. This was the last day of grace, and was taken ad- vantage of accordingly. One crew of the boys went out to Westhampton and got a general idea what a female Y. M. I. is like. After rev and packing- Monday morning, " all the corps is divided into three parts, " one part breakfast- ing at hotels, another part at dairy lunches, and the remainder at the Temple. Such were the varying de- grees of financial standing. Calic galore were at the " Kclitui- ' s Xme tu Inquisitive civilian Readers: This allusion is strictly for tlie benefit of the Seven Pines THE BOMB station to bid a fond fare- well and add, " Yes, I ' ll he right there for Finals, " and this was all that helped to raise a dense c 1 o u d o f gloom. The trip back was uneventful, .as nearly everybody was artistically draped over a seat, having nightmares about the exams to which we were being rushed at fifteen miles per hour. The rest- less ones rode alternately in the baggage car and coal tender, acquiring a rich coat of soot as a souvenir. At twilight the train " backed up and scotched " through East Lexington, and a few minutes later the corps was marching to barracks. It is uncertain which appealed the more, supper or bath, but there is no doubt as to the popu- larity of the goal of many a keydet ' s ambition — we refer to the hay. The Q. M. sergeants dismounted from the " gravy train " about this time and un- loaded trunks until taps, being assisted by the bystanders, who all wanted to know at once: " Where in H is my breastplate? " " Did you see a pair of ducks with grass stains on ' em? " " Say, who ' s been jumping up and down on my shako? " ad infinitum. Xext day an inspection was held for lost, strayed, or stolen articles, and so endeth the Richmond trip and the 1915 hike. IOST oi the trips taken by the corps are products of ancient rumors, but contrary to custom the Roanoke Trip is a custom in itself. Many, perhaps, wish that the said custom had never been inaugurated, but scrupulously refrain from saying- so. Accordingly, the corps, with the exception of a very few, went to Roanoke on November 25, 1915. The location of Roanoke, the cause of the trip, and the outcome oi ' the trip are doubtless familiar landmarks to all who will read this, and the mere fact that we went must suffice. We entrained at Lexington in due time, and after a most refreshing spin (during which, we may remark en passant, we learned that it is naughty to appear in public in one ' s — er — underclothing) we arrived at the Magic City at 11:30, when we were marched to the Ponce de Leon, the official head- quarters of the corps, and dismissed. The culinary parts of the city were quickly found, and keydets in hordes came, saw, and filled their — well, you know what 1 mean. Before the Game THE BOMB The writer dues not know the pastimes indulged in by everybody, but however enticing and alluring they were, he does know that spirit dominates love, for when the time came to march to the Fair Frounds, it could be truly said, " The gang ' s all here. " Our Victrola, 1 mean our band, led us faithfully, in spite of the jibes of the carping sideline critics. After showing the wonder- ing populace at the Fair Grounds the results of " virile " military training, we were assigned to four rows of seats almost 18 feet long, and after a typical Semitic outing (I refrain from saying " sheenie " ), two squads found seats comfortably, anil the other thirty-six or more sat on .Mother Earth and hung their feet over. Old veils for everybody connected with the Institute were given until our throats were " bricky dry. " Some kind soul wound up our " Victrola, " and it did awfully well, except that nobody could hear it; and. besides, a master mind would have been required to figure out exactly what kind of close — nay, gross; I stand corrected — harmony was being attempted. But that mattered nothing; we were there to yell, and yell we did. ddie game started and ended, and the account is somewhere else in this volume, with none of the horrible details missing, so the reader can go there for the real " dope. " The V. P. I. corps should be complimented on their yelling, their music, ami whole attitude, for all three were greatly admired by their old rivals. We will skip now, and start anew with " alter the game. " To say " we dispersed " 1H9 THE BOMB is very expressive, some finding refuge and solace in kind ladies ' glances, others in equally delectable quarters, and not a few at the theater. In short, we had the same good time we always do, and nobody seemed very keen about going home — excuse me, to barracks. Nine o ' clock that night was the time of departure, and a few keydets " smelt " as usual, but the ma- jority formed and entrained for " Hay and Lexington. " Ye were welcomed back by the poor, suffering Quarter Guard at least, and nineteen O. C. M. N. I. ' s were unnecessary that night. Some may have dreamed — it is doubt- ful — but all slept, the sleep of the weary ; all heartbroken, but sternly resolved to get the other " end of the stick " next year. Red, White and Yellow Miss Claudia Reap DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Sponsor for The Bom d 11. M. Read EDITOR-IN-CHIEF J. M. McClellan BUSINESS MANAGER The Bomb Staff The Cadet Staff C. J. COLLINS Editor-in-Chief associate COirors J. A B. DlLLARD Wm. Lohmeyer, Jr. A, DuRANT H. A. DeBuits B. D. Ayres W. B. Lewis, Jr. H. M. Real, G. Karow lousiness Department N. H. MASS IE Business Manager W, F. TYXES Advertising Manager Official publication of the General Athletic Association. Sty? (jUjristmaa g uppbmntt CDitorial taff C. J. COLLINS Editor A. DURANT Business Manager W. F. TYNES Assistant Business Manager If A little booklet of cadets, by cadets, and for cadets, done into print for Holly Day read- ing. Through the publication of such a volume at each Yule Tide, containing only poems and stories, a medium is fur- nished for tbe expression of any literary ability that bar- racks may shelter. Tbe Sup- plement was inaugurated dur- ing the present term. " BEA-AA-R.D ON FA-AA-CE!l| | (With profuse apologies to king W. Lardner ) |EER AL— J woodof rote - ' U b4 only I gut the rung train at lynchburgh an got put off at this 1 burs burg an Honest Al this burg makes me sick at my stummick. But Conny Mack told me oncet, always keep my eyes open for recroots and i did an they tole me at the greeks where 1 was — an he was at the lexington Military Academy an i went out 2 c him. i will hat J tell V alia hunt it Al so hear goes. i put up ata swell joint the Sentrall hotell xcept they didant have enny beer so i got a guy with a littel blew an wite hat 2 show me the lex Mil. Aca, an i went outta hunt 11 pm ; ohclock at nite that evening. The bellhop stuped me an he had a big rifel but U know me Al and their cant no guy run the bull over me but i stupe. 1 las i sed b4( bcaws he had a wrifle an how did i no it woodent go off Al? VVella bout that time a nuther gink comes in an the cadebt says halt Whos their? an the boob stumbles an says Good Gawd; or sumtbin like that an the cadebt says he dont believe U lint " " addvance 2b wreckanized " " an lie did an says Whothe he — I is this guy Mistah? call yore Corpril an tell him 2 ease it up a bout in. itule who i am an wont take no foolin from nobody but he pulls outta FCrupp Gun as lung as my arm from his hipoekit an says U big slob i ' ll whittel U down to my size an slump yore brains out; an he lookt awful hard in that llannil shirt but i wasent mad at him s " he cawmed down an interdeuced me to him an he was capting Mayo, B. V. D. fur short, he took me tun his room an gave me sum coca Cola (lexington is dry just my luck ( an tole me 2 make myself at home while he thut up sum ekcentrie things 2 say in class necks day. i herd sum purty music acrosst the hall so i walks in an meats b. Bowering, Virginia he was giving a pickelo Hel — an dancing by hisself, bcaws he says he is in charge of THE BOMB Castle-Imitation an snr emit Al he is as good as mR. Castle hisself. Bennie was very modest thogh he was 1st in his class last yere an got a hansum meddle as jackson Hope. Thee other Hope was the Wite Hope Capting Boykin. he remines me of what happens when a pin sticks in me hut he had millinery life M in the millisha an is very loyal to v. m. I. he gave a lot of $s 2c that the cadebts rooms were kept needy an he helpt outta hunch of pore farmers at the football serious at roaNoke. i felt the stoop trimbling now an Olie Anderson rolls in. they call him Olie bcaws its an lies both short for Olie Margerene an he looks like a cute littel butterball. he says he neerly goes bughouse nursing the Rats )what they call the bushleague cadebts ( in the galery but he must b very elishent bcaws he is so innergetick. i was tole that it is a enspiring specktickle to C him on the Jim floor working a skirts arm up an down like the old pump handel on the farm. he rooms with a nuther feller that is built like a brick bilding also, this littell Loyd Leech is sum athalete Al an i thot he was 1 of the cadebts bcaws he acks sumthin like a humen beeing. they say he has a wonnerful comand of Langwige an can tell em to cut out that dam fuss in 39B for 15 minites an not repeet hisself. he looks like the kind that the skirts fall for 2. Suddinley i herd sum chips rattel an sumwon say " " Je ' s you guys are tite " " so i walks in an is interdeuced alia round. The subs )oh i forgot Al these are the guys that arc supose to teech rithmatic an spellin sumtimes an kinda hanga round an get in the cadebts way but they shoot it way up yonder when they get under what is called " the gentil rein from Heavun " controaled by the commadant who has a idear that Subs shood be useful! as well as ornamental ( well Al the subs were having a littel sesshun and buhleive me Al theyve got it down to a sighense. Won ofem was a reglar scollige chap an they called him joe Eddie an if you coodof lamped that overcoat an emmerald lid U woodof bin dazzzled. he says he ain ' t said nothin to a cadebt till yet but lies very noisy in the subs quarters. lies won of those dashing guys U no what i mean Al an as Shakespier says he brakes there hearts to pass the time a way an lies awful fond of pecpul that shoot bows an arrers like Cewpid, ecT. lies just bin a cadebt an it hasint wore off yet. but joe Eddie is a line boy. Over their in the corner a buxom gent was settin lookin a bout as cheerful as if he had swallered a harmonica. That was Gloomy Gus Gill an Al if laffin makes U fat he mustof put on reverse english to gain S9LBs. since he was a cadebt. enny way he must look awful prosperuss to visitors standin by the statu an lies a peachofa addvurtisement for the v. m. 1. tthat stands for lex. Mil. Aca. AH mes hall an also for a " 14 takin " aunty-fat add. he waves his arms a round sorta simple like but thats bcaws lies lerning allmost as much a bout semi4in as his seckshun nos. Skidoo Snidow was a nuther won but he went live with the others an says he spends all his time helping Peter Wray an Ding Don an Socks run the post Xchange. his favorite flower is the weenie an he must thrive on it bcaws he looks happy an wellfed even if he does live in the liberry where Mager P. Foot Anderson does, lies all rite Al allthogh lies a ardent Irishman an believes in Gott strafing the Kiser. 178 THE BOMB Won of the rankest li mean ranking All subs is P. I Gayle. lies got a verj masterful jaw an they tole me he useta xtend it stil further on ackount ofa stiff neck which gave him a very graceful! appierance like a reumattic giraff. i was also tole that lies goin to sing " i here U calling me " on the stage an pracktices whenever they let him go to paraid. he says he cant help hein brootal to 3d classmen bcaws if he wasent they wood kid him a bout bein a amachoor in kemistrey compared to I.abby Jim. he says he lines to look ernestly at a 3d classmans gun an then shoot it up for beerd on face, he addmits he bowls the skirts over wherever he goes an espeshally at the v. m. 1. summer school where he coodent help hein so dam attrackive. P. I. is realy all right A! an the cadebts dont mind him bein a round very much. Say Al i needy forgot what i was goin to tell U a bout the recro.it. I lis name is Shady Grove an he chaws terbacker just like a big leaguer an he useta be a catcher here, they tell me lies awful quiet an dont even malltreet the Rats at Jimnashum but a bout this time he came in. Al he lookt rakish in that cits cap of his but lied just got threw his inspeckshuu an i was scared he coodent catch a baseball if he coodent catch all them rooms runnin lights and them cadebts runnin the block so i says adios an beets. So those are the v. m. I. subs Al bcaws the others were weeded out an sent off to collige. i coodof tole U some more things Al hut I ' know me Al an i ain ' t that sorta guy. Give my regards to the missus. Your pal. Bill In and Out of Barracks I ' " . 11. inUTUN 1 kail i " ;u h Captain- Leech Assistant Coach Dr. Randolph Assistant Coach The Coaches E. C. A bell Assistant Coach ■OOTBALL prospects at V. M. I. were given a setback in September when it was announced that the captain-elect, (lakes, would not return to school. In Oakes we lost a punter of rare ability and a hard-plunging full-back. Nelms, who was selected to succeed him, combines many of the best qualities of the successful leader, but injuries and illness kept him out of the game during a good part of the season. Also Fetterolf, who played brilliantly in the back field in the first games, was lost by a broken collarbone. These losses, together with those occasioned by graduation of the Class of 1915, were enough to discourage all but the most optimistic. This recital is not an attempt to establish an alibi for the loss of games, but just a hare state- ment of facts. The record of the team of 1915- 1916 on the field is one that needs no apology, but deserves much praise. To win six games, tie one. and lose two, is a fair season ' s record for any team. When it is considered that V. M. I. did not enter a single game in which she was not out- weighed — often by 10 to 15 pounds per man. the above record becomes distinctly creditable. The writer, representing the feelings of numbers of Alumni, wishes to testify to the unsurpassed skill of Coach Frank Gorton and to the gameness and fighting spirit shown by the team. We wish, also, to thank Assistant Coach Leech, Mr. Oscar Randolph, and Rice Youell for their efficient work with the squad. The season began on September 25th with a victory over Hampden-Sidney by a score of 25 to 7. October 2d saw us win from William and Captain Nelms L8S THE BOMB Mary College, 19 to 6. In these first two games our back field showed up well, with Nelms, Fetterolf, and Harris advancing the ball. How- ever, Fetterolf was injured in the W. and M. game, and was out for practically the rest of the season. On October 9th V. .M. I. won a 7 to victory over the fast, heavy team from Gallaudet College, and the next Saturday won a tight game from Richmond College by 13 points to ft. October 23d found us playing the University of North Carolina to a 3 to 3 tie in Greensboro. In this game Cullom distinguished himself at center. playing all over the held and making many tackles. Hawkins put up a good fame at left guard, and McCormick kicked a pretty held goal from ™ " the 35-yard line. Pitts, I. Virginia ' s powerful team was in full stride when we met them on October 30th. and we came away with the short end of a 44 to score. However, when we saw what Virginia ' s wonder- ful offensive did to Vanderbilt shortly afterwards, we did not feel that we were alone in defeat. Coming back strongly the next Saturday, V. M. 1. won from Wake Forest College by a score of 21 to 6, in a game that showed what a light, fast team can do against the old style line-plunging attack. Wake Forest finally resorted to the for- ward pass, but it was too late. One of their passes was intercepted by Harris, of V. M, I., who ran 70 yards for a touchdown. V. M. I. ' s other scores were made by forward passes, Harris to McCormick. and Gray to Bucher. THE BOMB November 13th saw an uphill battle, bitter all the way. in which V " . l. I. defeated Clemson Col- lege, nf South Can ilma. 6 to 3. V. M. I. was on the defensive most of the time, and the fact thai they were able to win at all against a fast aggre- gation, 12 pounds heavier to the man, is in itself a high tribute to the team and the coaches. Thanksgiving Day found the cadet corps in Roanoke to support the team against their old rivals, V. P. I. But the best efforts of the team hacked by 350 loyal members of the corps availed not to stave off defeat. In a hard cleanly-played game we lust by a score of 27 to 9 Though defeated, we all felt that we had done our best, and had only succumbed to superior w e i g h t and speed. ■ " -■- " ' " n . .lie- nil ' ihinl.- EssiHBESs. Si || K ,t || K . n-mia l ' ol McCormick technic Institute did not have a first-class football team on November 26, 1915, hail better revise his estimate. Having thus finished with the past season, we turn toward a new year with confidence. And this confidence is not without reason. Although we lose five men from the squad by graduation, still we have a good nucleus for a team. There is still un- developed material in the lower classes, and next year ' s Fourth Class should add a few good men. In addition to our present efficient coaching staff, we will have next year Mr. Abell. of Colgate Uni- versity, who was selected by Walter Camp for the all- American team. With Harris, this wear ' s full- back, leading a bunch of good material, and with first-class coaches, we may look forward to a suc- cessful season next fall. 1S7 THE BOMB 188 THE BOMB Goodman THE BOMB n VWU ' j-urv-yjvTj-y-i w THE BOMB Marshall, P. THE BOMB THE BOMB Chronicle FRANK H. GORTI X - I «ai h J. A. NELMS Captain H. B. HOLMES. JR Manager F. S. ROBINSON Assistant M . ger ends Massie. X. Goodman Bucher Marshall, P. TACKLES Pitts, J. McCoRM ICK Steele €Ik Ceam GUARDS H EEL IX Hawkins HALFS Nelms Pall Fetterolf Cole, E. FULL II l; R l S fl)CDUIC QUARTER Gray Bertschev Oct. 2. Oct. 9. Oct. 16. Oct. 23. Oct. 30. Nov. 6. Xov. 13. At Lexington.... At Lexington.... At Lexington.... At Lexington.... At Greensboro.. At Charlottesville. At Lexington At Richmond..- M I M I M I M I M I M. I V. M. I V. M. I 25: Hampden-Sidney College 7 19; William and Mary College 6 7 ; Gallaudet College 13; Richmond College 6 3; University of North Carolina 3 0; University of Virginia 44 21 ; Wake Forest College 6 6; Clemson Aggies 3 Xc 25. At Roanoke ....V. M. I., 9; Virginia Polytechnic Institute 27 bALLAUUET GAME V. P. I. Game B a s e b a I I IN mam- respects the season of nineteen-fifteen was a repe- tition of the preceding season, especially in as far as the winning of games was concerned. Though relatively few " . s U : -t3jjj yj| panics were won. vet the team on the whole appeared to be S the best that the Institute has turned out in many a year. and the majority of games that were lost were lost by close scores, and were due rather to errors of omission than commission. The old, old jinx, hard luck ' , hung with the team tirelessly, and even the victories were won by narrow margins. The team, however, showed de- cided improvement over the one of the preceding year, as shown by the lac that six of the regulars hatted over .301), and the throws and stops were o tine caliber, well up to the standard of college baseball. While a number o the games were lost, the scores do not give anything like an accurate estimate of the team. The opening of the season witnessed the transfer of the diamond from the east side of the Hill to the northwest corner of the new parade ground, which was a temporary location. This new ground did not round out well into a diamond, and this fact together with lack of time for practice handicapped the team seriously. The team started off poorly, the first game being dropped through inability to connect safely in the pinches. Likewise the second contest. How- ever, the team soon took a brace, and the men re- covered their batting eyes to the effect that the third game was won hands down. The next game was won by our ancient Blacksburg rivals, in which again the jinx figured to a great extent. The middle of the season found the team go- ing along at a good stride, and it was then that the Captain Gillespie L ' .i!) THE BOMB majority of the games were annexed ; but towards the end of the season the team struck its second sl ump, and it was still in this condition when the last game was played on the road. " Rock " Gillespie, the old r e 1 i a hie, former outfielder and third-baseman for two years, piloted the team, and too much credit can not be bestowed on him tor the way he handled his men under the then existing conditions. At shortstop he per- formed in good style, and his old black bat gave many an outfielder a long, hard chase. On first, " College Chap " Schoen, a Georgia product, performed cleverly, covering more than his share of the diamond and " digging ' em " out of the dust, while he batted well above the .300 mark. On second, " Buddie " McCormick, our veteran intielder, did good work- also, and his sterling fielding record coupled with his grand batting average of .450 will make him long remembered in the baseball annals of the Institute. Third base was equally divided between Hamlin and Franklin, two new- comers who had been utility men the season before. The work of " Addi ' Hagan in the infield is worthy of note, for this little player displayed class in the fielding line, though his weakness with the stick kept him out id " many of the games. In the outfield the team was still less settled. Durant. Bratton, and Spessard were started in left, center, and right field, respectively, but towards the middle of the season the famous " Pitts Brothers " battery was broken up and they were sent to the outfield, occupying left and center field, while Spessard retained his position in right. The work of all three, especially " John " and " Lindsay, " was of the highest order, each batting above the coveted .300 mark. Many a belated rally was directly due to the combined efforts of the three. 200 THE BOMB On the pitching staff, Pitts. J., and Butcher figured most prominently, while Driscoll showed up very well. This department heretofore has been the weakest point in the defense, but the pitchers last year worked with a will that was a joy to the corps. On the receiving end were Pitts. L.. and Mahone, the latter holding down the job after Lindsay was shifted to the outfield. He held the pitchers up in big league style, while his whip cut nil " many a would-be pilferer of the sacks. With a consideration of the material on hand and that which we hope to obtain, the future looks decidedly bright. Only three regulars, Schoen, Mahone, and Spessard, have been lost, and with the other vets back ' in their positions, Pitts. L.. probably being shifted back to catcher, we have only one vacancy in the infield and two in the outfield. These no doubt can be easily filled, for many of the utility players have showed up well, while there is sure to be good material among the rats. With the opening of next year ' s season, the team will find itself installed in a brand-new home on the new athletic field, where there will be plenty oi room and the long-dreamed-of grandstand, bleachers, and " Big League " dia- mond will become realities. Now let us pause to await the coming of the new season, for with Coach Gorton and Gillespie in command the never-die spirit will cause our star of hope to ascend in full glory to its zenith, crowning with success the untiring efforts of the wearers of the V. M. I. J U THE BOMB Chronicle H I FRANK H. GORTON Coach CAPTAIN L. L. LEECH Assistant Coach CAPTAIN F. A. GROVE Assistant Coach 31 U C- W. LOHMEYER Manager I €t)e Ceam Pitchers Pitts, J. Bucher Massie, V. l , Catchers m ffi mSsi Pitts, L. Sale Millner, First Base Gillespie, Second Base ,. ,. Hamlin, Shortstop Rogers, Third Base Paul, Left Field Marshall, P., Center Field Hagan, Right Field Manager Lohmeyer ctjcotilc March 24 — Augusta Military Academy Lexington March 30 — Swarthmore College Lexington April 1 — Virginia Polytechnic Institute Blacksburg April 5 — West Virginia Wesleyan Lexington April 8 — Hampden-Sidney College Lexington April 15 — Virginia Christian College Lexington April 21 — Western Maryland College Lexington April 22 — Elon College Lexington April 24 — Washington College Lexington April 27 — Ufniversity of South Carolina Lexington April 29 — Cleinson Agricultural College Lexington May 1 — University of Virginia Charlottesville May 2 — Maryland Agricultural College Washington May 3 — Navy Annapolis May 6 — Virginia Polytechnic Institute Lexington L ' n-2 j ; jNevtUe WiUor IHE sport of basket-ball at V. M. I. is comparatively in its infancy; but, regardless of this tact, it lias taken such a In ild .in the corps that it is ranked next, and justly so, in line with football. ( )n the return of the corps in September and after a general survey of the material on hand, men that were not in the least enthusiastic could nut help hut notice the bright prospects m view. It ' s tiresome to hear the " dopester " air Ins views, hut it ' s great to see them materialize right before our eyes. And such was the case with regard to the team this year. Started the season off with a rush, and were only checked upon meeting the strong Virginia team in Charlottesville. However, we are (|itite satisfied with the result of the game when we consider that it was on a foreign court — and to quote the words of Virginia supporters. " It was one of the best games seen on the floor of the Fairweather gym this season. " Speaking about the boys themselves — John Pitts, who captained the team this year, gained quite a reputation fur himself in the Virginia game. College Topics, the Virginia weekly, pronounced him tn he the best guard seen there in action this season. Rogers, John ' s running mate and a new man on the line-up this year, was a most aggressive player, and showed up not only as a valuable man at guard, but also as one capable of handling a forward ' s job. He would lie a strong contender for this position, should the coach need him there next season. " Buck " Lewis, a scrub of last year, was easily able to hold down center. Buck not only •jii.-j THE BOMB has the faculty of seeing and taking advantage of every opening at the touch- off, but he was excellent in his floor work, and simply couldn ' t miss the basket. Xext in line comes " Pert " Marshall. With him also it was a case of " How can he miss when he ' s got dead aim? " In a recent Cadet, Marshall was mentioned as being a contender for the position of guard on the All- South Atlantic, and The Bomb is with the Cadet in making this suggestion. Last, but not least, comes the " Wop. " Fetterolf is the most aggressive bunch of nerves and energy one can imagine. He revolves like a veritable entanglement of arms and legs when he makes it obvious that he will be satis- fied with nothing less than the possession of that ball. Although a little erratic in his shooting, when he cuts loose he " just goes crazy, " and there ' s not an angle on the floor too difficult for him. The season ended with the crowning event in the defeat of our old rivals, V. P. I. This more than made up for our losses to North Carolina and Wake Forest, games cleanly won by our opponents, but coming at the time when the team was suffering from an overtraining slump. In winning from V. P. I. by a 25 to 19, after having overcome a 9 to 2 lead, and while on a foreign court, the team showed its true caliber and the abundance of that indefinable quality of " guts. " Too much praise can not be tendered to Coach Gorton and Captain Leech for their untiring efforts in making such a successful season possible. To them we extend our heartiest congratulations, and in them we look forward to a Greater V. M. I. in this branch of athletics. THE BOMB Chronicle Manager DeButts Jan. 8 I Jan. IN I Ian _ _ I Jan. 29 I Feb. 5 I Feb. 8 I Feb. !i I I ' d) 12 I Feb. 17 I Feb. 19 I Feb. 26 I F. H. GORTON Coach CAPTAIN L. L. LEECH. Assistant Coach J. L. PITTS Captain H. A. DeBUTTS Manager €br Ceam Pitts. J. ( Captain ) Rogers Lewis. V. I!. Marshall, P. I ' i ii i. ' ni i DeButts (Manager) SgfbcDHlC n Lexington V. M 1.. i Lexington V. M. I., n Lexington V. M. I., Lexington V. M. I., n Charlottesville V, M. I . n Lexington V. M. I., n Lexington Y. M I„ n Lexington V. M. I., n Lexington V. M. I., n Lexington V. M. [., n Lexington V. M. I., n Blacksburg V. M. I., Virginia Christian College 18 University of West Virginia 19 George Washington University 13 Richmond College 17 University of Virginia 39 William and Mary IS Elon ( Vllege 20 Trinity College 20 University of North Carolina 25 Wake Forest 40 North Carolina A. and M... 21 Virginia Polytechnic Institute 19 271 |ND out of its ashes grew a phcenix — so says the ancient tale. We, of . M. I., have never made the acquaintance of this mythological bird, but after the happenings on a certain (las- last Finals, many keydets swear that the gentleman who wrote the story told the truth, and that they place credit and belief in his narrative. And the conversion came about in this wise: running, the sport of Greece and Rome in their ancient glory, never has had a very solid foundation at the Institute. In days gone by — about the time our daddies were rats — V. M. I. had a sure-enough track team, one which won renown in all the meets and never failed to bring home the slab of pig. The lack of a track, cinder, board, or other, caused the death of this phcenix. Imagine, then, the surprise when Coach Gorton, holding an im- promptu meet on the much-betrampled parade ground, uncovered one of the classiest bunch of sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers, discus, hammer, and long- distance men that ever trod on spikes! To see a man take a drag from a Piedmont, and five minutes later see him breaking the tape as if he had a sixty-mile gale behind him, a cinder track beneath him, and a furlough in front of him, was a startling " re -elation. And, kind reader, when a squad of out-of-condition, hay-loving keydets pull off a stunt like that, then the trick of the phcenix is crippy as unto the Liberal Arts course. Willi the hell) of the 1915 Finals track meet, the pulling of strings " severial. " and the keeping of the shoes of the Athletic Council well salivated, Hardin Alassie created the eighth wonder of the world, lie rolled, bullied, and b — ached the Council until he received permission for a meet with V. P. I. at Blacksburg, and a trip to University of Pennsylvania for participation in the annual contests held there. Alassie is to be thanked and congratulated for having done more for track than any manager we have had vet. The team ' s prospects are bright, and the material is good. We hate to brag, but with our manager handling the business end; Coach Gorton, the training and coaching ; the messhall, the diet ; and the keydets ' legs, the running part, why, the team can not help but come out ahead. The combination is a winning one ; and, furthermore, remember that a keydet always wears creases on a trip ! TK UE to a lack of meets the gym team is not as well known as it might he. luit there are main- men who take an absorbing interest in this branch of athletics, ami two big exhibitions are held each year, in which the participant-- strive to outdo each other in deeds of daring and strength in order to win that coveted " V. M. I. " Idle first exhibition comes at government in- spection and is rather quiet, but the second takes place at Finals when Lexington is filled with fair cahc, and each man wishes to " show off " before some particularly beautiful young lady. There is a fanfare of trumpets, the band strikes up a lively tune, and the team comes prancing in. chests expanded, muscles taut, and nerves tingling. First is the tumbling, followed by many intrepid feats on the horizontal and parallel bars, then enormous and intricate pyramids, and finally a thrill- ing exhibition mi the flying rings. Next, in rapid hut orderly succession, are boxing, wrestling, and fencing; and then, amidst thunderous applause, the team marches off the floor, each man glancing from the corner of his eye at a certain spot and wondering if his stunts have aided and strengthened his cause in Her estimatii in. Captain Christian 211 T is a deplorable Fact thai the gentle sport of tennis has not been taken up with the gusto and vim so characteristic of the keydet in other branches of athletics. Perhaps it is because his nature delights in more ferocious pastimes, or still nn ire likely because the first exploit of the team representing the Institute was somewhat unsuccessful. This year, however, an attempt will be made to es- tablish tennis as a noticeable branch of athletics. Thus far requests for matches have been received from V. P. P. Catholic I ni- versitv, and Eastern College, and no doubt there will be several more to come. All the members of last year ' s team, with the exception of Benners, are back and ready to go forth and do battle if they are but given the chance. So when the trees once more blossom forth in their beautiful verdure, and the birds chirp merrily as thep hop to and fro amongst the branches, numerous keydets will lie seen wending their wax- to the courts, not going there solely for the pleasure, hut also to endeavor to increase in efficiency so that V. M. I. may turn out a winning team. Captain Fechheimer 213 j7o ci tli til I Melius, 17. Captain Goodman, 17 Massie. N., ' 16 Pitts. J.. 16 Gray, ' IS cullom, ' is Hefltn. ' 16 Hawkins. ' IS Steele, ' 17 Cole, E., ' 17 Paul, ' 16 Marshall, P., BUCHER, ' 17 SxEvn, ' lo Beetschey, ' 19 Holmes, 16, Ma Gillespie, ' 16, Captai Pitts, L., 16 Pitts, J., 16 BUCHER, 17 IBase al Hagan. J„ 16 M i;-ii i,L, l , 18 I I AMI.IN, 17 Lohmeyer, 16, Manage Pitts. J., lo. Captain Lewis. W. P.., 16 !3ti5kcM5aU Marshall. P.. 18 Rogers. 19 DeButts. 16, Manager Ayses, 16, Captain Crack sie, X., 16, Manage gymnasium Christian, 16, Captain and Manage) Ccnnis Fechheimlr, 16, Captain Lewis, W. B , 16, Manager Xote. — The Monogram Club is composed of those men in barracks who have receiver! a full monogram in any of the sports enumerated elsewhere in this volume, including the managers of the various teams. J 1.1 Res Militakis : THE BOMB Class Football III, ye who love to have the blood in your veins tingle as be- fore your eves are enacted spectacles in which the lives of hemes are endangered, ye who in times of yore did gaze upon the battling gladiators, and ye who have witnessed the gory bull fight — think not that ye have been thrilled to the utmost! Nay, for ye have never seen a struggle be- tween those mighty engines of superhuman activity, the various class elevens who strive savagely to exhibit their prowess in the game of football. See them as they stride towards the field of battle, eyes alight, nostrils dilated, their perfect bodies throbbing with the vigor and strength of youth. Ye gods, what a sight! Yonder comes ' 16, led by that imperturbable pillar of muscle and brawn, Victor Reese Gillespie. Behind them, eager for the fray, ' 17 advances, guided by the might) ' .Mike Mills, whose very head doth light the way for his followers. And now appears ' 18 following their little Sammv Witt, who is scarcely perceptible, for his stature is not great, though upon his shoulders rests a magnificent mind, through whose wisdom and courage h.is tribe has gamed many a victory. Last of the column come those who are termed Rats, sturdy and fleet, but a bit unsure, for they are as yet unlearned in the mysteries f all the rites. " Hie first of the noble bands to clash are ' 16 and ' 18. As the - face each other on the field, the very earth seems to tremble to think of the thumps which it must e n d u r e . The whistle ' s shrill blast is heard, high into the air soars the prize, and the antagonists rush towards it. Fast and furious is the First Class Team THE BOMB Second Class Team fray, Lo, what is that close to the earth and speeding like the w i n 1 ■ Zounds, ' tis little Sammy ! But, see, there comes au- nt h e r — ' tis Rock! Ah, could ducks hut waddle as fast as he, what wonderful birds they would be! He seizes Sammy, grabs him by the scruff of the neck, and both are hidden in a cloud of dust. More terri- ble waxes the battle, but the gods arc in the side i if ' 18 and finally victory is theirs, as Taylor the Titan tears down the turf for a t iuch-down. Now ' 17 and rats clash. The former show the knowledge that comes with experience, but they are too eager, and as they seek to grasp the prize their trembling fingers do let it slip away. See, it happens now. All me! A rat doth pounce upon it and bears it quickly away. The older warriors are vanquished. Watch now the fiercest battle of them all. The two victors are about to meet. Look upon their terrible countenances. So glare the combatants that " hell grows darker at their frown. " The - come to- gether and form a writh- ing pile. See, there sticks nit an arm and there a leg. More brutal the conflict grows. The shouts of sav- age rage, the cries of pain, the grunts of wounded warriors commingle in one Third Class Team THE BOMB sound of indistinguishable strife. Long they fight, but neither can gain over the other. They weary, the action wanes. ' Tis enough; let them cease: to both give a portion of the victory. The) ' depart from the arena, weary and dusty, and with lagging steps repair to their abodes to doff their armor and refresh themselves ' neath sparkling fountains. The dames ( for dames there were — their lords preferring the game of football to the more expensive diversion of driving) and lords wend their wav homeward also. And. as they went, they talked of the various warriors. Said one. a fighter himself of days gone by: " Our Victor Reese did nobly to-day, but me thinks were it not for his trip to Roanoke, he had had more vim. " And a fair dame speaks forth: " Was not the stately Son Read glorious, so handsome and so dashing? " So all remark on those whom they think were most distinguished. But those mentioned most were Rock the Redoubtable: Frazer the Fearless: Read the Radiant, of ' 16: Mills the Alight}- : Hart the Hardy, of ' 17: Cutler the Courageous; Semmes the Sinewy; Taylor the Terrible, of ' IS; Roberdeau the Robust; Parsons the Peerless; Rogers the Rugged, of ' 19. Fourth Class Tk. ' 220 BOMB (HE result of the first game of the class series of champion- ship games found Sixteen trailing. The Third Class, with a much more finished team, was able to lower First Class g ga colors by a score of 22 to 14. To say that the game was snappy is putting it mildly. To the spectators it was a veritable entanglement of arms and legs, with the best man in the smash al- ways on top. Sixteen shone in the latter style of play, and hut for considera- tion on its part many casualties would have occurred. The next game of the series saw the Rats victori- ous over the Second Class. This game was conspicu- ous for the lady-like de- portment of both teams. As a whole, the exhibition was far below par as class games go. It was rumored that Steele made the re- mark that " he didn ' t wish to provoke the ire of the Rodents by seemingly rough play, and wished to avoid any familiarity that Second Class Te: THE BOMB Third Class Team might arise therefrom. " All adverse criticism aside, however, both teams made a creditable showing ; but it must be remembered that a class team must get " hard " it it hopes to get a favorable write-up. The last game of the season was a spectacle worth remembering. It was not only a contest that catered to the Keydets ' tastes, but it was so evenly played that there was considerable doubt as to the outcome until the last two or three minutes of play. Then Eighteen took a brace, and. by a succession of pretty tosses, cinched the game. A mythical five, chosen from the four classes, might well Lie composed of these men: from Eighteen, Hock, right forward; Epes, center; Hawkins, right guard ; from Nineteen, Ewing, left forward; from Sixteen, McKay, left guard. The season was a decided success, but it is suggested that, should the class games be played prior to the Varsity season, much valuable material would come to light. THE BOMB Class Baseball jjESPITE the fact that the class baseball season was ushered in later than usual last spring, and the fact that exams, the Richmond trip, Calic, Finals, and Meyer-Davis were whirl- ing madly in the brains of all concerned, yet the games were the best ever pulled off in a class series. Piggy ' s " laboratory " and Tommy ' s field work kept a lot of would- be Cobbs and Wagners off the Hill a big part of the time, but in spite of this the games were regular tooth, eye, and toenail affairs, and each one except the last required extra innings to decide the outcome. Around the whole circuit the teams were about evenly balanced, and, though there were no fence busters in evidence, the teams more than made up fur this in the other de- partment, pulling off circus fielding stunts which would make Connie Mack dive after his contract book. The first game took place between the mean Third Class and the lowly rats. " I ' was a glorious fight, the Third Classmen finally winning 2 to 1 over their brother rats in eleven innings. " Rat " Pendleton and Bob Lewis were the opposing slabmen and pitched good ball, while " Snout " Harris did the heavy work in the field for the rats. Weary Willie Michaux, Bob Harper, ... ™ Sl 7 I Second Class Team Champions, 1915 !23 THE BOMB and Mike Mills carried the day for Seventeen, putting up an article of ball that would make you leave your favorite knot hole at the World Series to witness. The game between the Second and First Classes required ten innings, The First Class winning by a 4 to 3 score, after the Second Class apparently had the game on ice. Sixteen got a one-run lead in the ninth inning, which Fifteen overcame when Sixteen started in to train for tiddledywinks. Jap Millner and " Smackmadam " Massie did the twirling, serving up all sorts of floaters and spitters, and returning many by the whiff route. ' Tis said that Stateship Jones played seven positions and Tom Holtzman furnished the noise for the other eleven and the umpire. The victory-crowned champs of the previous season struck a snag in all departments here, from which the) - never succeeded in extracting their pants, and Seventeen ran away with the game by a flying start. Owing to lack of time the rest of the schedule was abandoned, so outside of Seventeen the positions of the other teams were undetermined. The class games so far out- stripped the Varsity that it has been suggested that they switch places for the coming season; but, of course, we are too modest in the Class League to acknowledge this except among ourselves. Since the teams were so evenly matched, it would be hard to pick a winner for this year, but most of them are still intact, and surely Sixteen can not but lie in the van with Handsome Harry DeButts, Teddy Bear Heflin, and Flop Amory on deck: Seventeen retains John Pender, Champe Clarke, and ]im Driscoll ; of diamond dusters Eighteen still has Snout Harris, Corporal Austin, and Gwendolyn Miller; and Nineteen, from all reports, should put out a team worthy of competition with the others. Corps i GTICE, 1915 Tennis Tournament and Track Meet. 1915 1915 Finals ' Track Meet Is " ™ 1915 Finals ' Track Meet •IXALS bCKXtt Finals ' Scenes Officers F. E. ZEA President S. C. CUMMING Vice-President P. J. MARSHALL Secretary and Treasurer The Young Men ' s Christian Association was introduced at the Virginia Military Institute in 1883. The military school has greater difficulties to surmount in carrying on an associa- tion successfully than perhaps any other kind of institution, because of the more arduous and more exacting duties required of its students. However, in spite of the drawbacks incident to military life, the Association has progressed, increasing in usefulness year by year. During the present year much has been accomplished. Meetings have been held regu- larly on Sunday nights, and classes have been organized for Bible study. During the fall the association sent delegates to the State Convention of Associations at Richmond, where, through the help and cooperation gained at such gatherings, many excellent ideas were brought back and are being put into practice. The Association is now on the lookout for a permanent official to take charge of its affairs, as is done at other large schools, and thus more than ever increase the activity and influence of the V. M. C. A. among cadets. Colonel Kerlin is the one who is most to lie thanked for the growth and improvement of the society. Since his arrival at the Institute he has taken great interest in its affairs, and has put through many excellent plans which have been beneficial to cadets and to the Institute. THE BOMB Inter-Collegiate Debate Council M. G. MUNCE.. C. J. Collins J. M. METTEN I1K1 MEK A. DURANT P. C. Geyef Literary societies and debating have again cmuc in to prominence at the Institute. Beside the reorganization at the beginning of 1915 of the old society into two societies, it was deemed wise to establish a council which should arrange tor inter-collegiate debates and attend to all literary society matters outside the Institute. The council has done much to increase the activities of literary work ' at the Institute. Debates have been arranged with colleges, both in Virginia and outside the State, plans have been worked out for next year ' s circuit, ami negotiations arc being carried on with respect to placing the societies in one of the lat ' P ' e literarv fraternities. THE BOMB The Episcopal Church Club REV. ( ISCAR DeW ILFE RAND( ILPH Rector J3e$trp Ayres Massie. X. Karow Whittle Marshall, P. Bertschev Wills 236 THE BOMB Editor ' s Note. — The three clubs mentioned in the following order are shown were before being abolished HEADQUARTEI .S, Virginia M 1.ITAU - I. iTlTUTE, Septe nbei 18, 1915. General Ouoer. No. 4- The following ' csolution, adopted by the 1! oard of Visitors at their meeting held at the Virg nia Military Institute in June, 1915, is published for the inform ition uid guidance of all concerned : " Resolved, Th; t the Board consi ler the exist ence of the Xuggetteer, Tang i Meli. and Ticqin SI -callei soc al clul.s, as in contravention of the Institute re .,n lg to gooi order and discipline, and i irects that the S upe rinten ll III take such action as will f irbid their existei and that of similar organizations. " In compliance with this order of the lioai .1, tl it ' existence of the above-nan ed societies and th e f irmat on i f others of similar character is forbidden. By command f Brigadier-Genera X chols, (Sig led) G. A. Dekijy SHI RE, Captain and Adji taut V, M. 1. 237 THE BOMB The Nuggetteer Club ©ffircrs I ). A. DeGRAFF President G. M. SNEAD Vice-President J. M. McCLELLAN Secretary C C VAUGHAN, III - - Treasurer H. P. MASON Sergeant- at- Arms ei9cmbcrs Aukixs, F. D Brown, E. C. Clarke. F. W. Cuixom, C. li. DeGraff, D. A. Gray, H. P. Harris, J. R. Lawson, J. S. Leggett, VV. B, Lewis, R. G. Marshall, P. J. Mason, H. P. McClellan, J. M. Michaux, E. R. Nash, C. P. Xelms, J. A. Peeler, R. McC. Rogers, W. VV. Saun hers, C. J. Snead, G. M. Taylor, J. II . Vaughan, C. C. Walker, R. Witt, S. B. Wills, W. B. Whittle, W. M. THE BOMB The Tangi Meli Club ©meets V. R. GILLESPIE - .President i i. B. BUCHER Vice-President C. J. COLLINS Secretary W. I ! LEW I S. JR ....Treasurer H. A. DeBUTTS Corresponding Secretarn Sgem ers Addison Hagan Amory Hamlin Bucher Hin Cole, E. James, R. Cole, H. Lewis, VV. B„ Ji Collins LOHMEYER ( YliTIS, 1 1, MC " ORMICK Davis Massif, N. DeButts Miller, J. 1 )UNC X Muni f Dura nt Pitts, L. Gillespie Robinson GOODM x Steele Griffith Taylor, J. THE BOMB The Ticquo Club ©fficrrs H. M. READ President S. VV. NOELL Vice-President R. H. WARREN, JR Secretary and Treasurer T. C. SANSBERRY Sergeant-at-Arms J, T. Badham S. L. Bertschey VV. B, Bradford M. II Christian F. H. M. Etheridge L. Foy C. Groover J. S. Hart R. P. James G. Karow C. S. Luck. Jr. B. J. Millner M. R. Mills embers S. W. Noell J. G. Paul J. R. Pender J. L. Pitts II M Read I). E. Rheutan D. L. Ripley H. L. Roeerdeau P. VV. Root J, C. Sansberry L C. Shepherd J. J. Sullivan J. II. Ware R II. Warren THE BOMB The Cadet Literary Society C. J. COLLINS President H. P. MASON Vice-President J, M. METTENHEIMER Secretary-Treasurer C. C. CHAPIN Parliamentarian C. CUMMING Sergeant-at-Arms ( olors : ( ireen and Gold Motto: " Veritas viiicit " THE BOMB The Dialectic Society A DURANT President E Q PORTER 7 ice- President G. VV 1 1 1TE Secretary-Treasurer G. KAROW Parliamentarian M. G. MUXCE Sergeant- at- Arms Colors: Red and Black Motto: " Je snis pret " THE BOMB The Mandolin Club G. 1CAROW Leadek 11. A. DeBUTTS ..Manager MANDOLINS H. M. Read N. Old B. Goodman C. B. Thomas C. Jeffries violin UKULELE banjo G. Kakow G. Blow GUITAKS J. Taylor G. White ]■ Robinson J. II Fechheimeu exes u Officers H. M. READ President J. S. HART Vice-President R. G. LEWIS Secretary and Treasurer 99cm tiers Barnard Mantor Bancroft, O. Mettenheuier Cantrell McCaulev Doom Morrison, F. Edwards Parsons, A. Fields Roberdeau Gaillahd Ripley Jernigan Thompson- Keith West Lewis, Y. Watson 250 THE BOMB Richmond Club ©meets J. M. McCLELLAN Preside i M. R. MILLS Vice-President II P. GRAY Secretary and Treasurer _, ■je Ct3cml)crs Vddison Ingram Putts. J. D Adkins James. R. P. Potts, T. K Armistead, F. Kellogg Rheutan B UER Lai-terty, E. R. Rothert Burton Lame Saunders Carneal Loth Scott Cary MONCURE Smith. A Chapin, C. Morrison H. T. Swift Chapin, W. MUNCE Tucker. C. Fairlamb Munson Ware Guest Neale Watkins Hagan Owens Williams, Huntt Witt 251 THE BOMB Peninsula Club SDffirers H. B. HOLMES, JR President H. P. MASON. JR Vice-President S. C. GUMMING Secretary S. L. I ' iEUTSCHEV H. A. Campbell, Jr. W. E. Cheyne C. C. Curtis QDnnbcrs C. D. Curtis A. R. Gatewood J. N. D. Gillet J. A. Nelms J. Jenkins B, I.. Sejimes A. K. Stuart R. Walker J. S. Whiting ■J.YJ Southwest Virginia Club Officers V R. GILLESPIE President J. H. FUGATE Vice-President P. H. DUXCAX Secretary and Treasurer Motto: " We never refuse " Members Blair Engleey Haley, E. Lockhart Parsons, J Caldwell Fugate Hock Martin, F. Paul Dew Gillespie Jenkins, E. Noell, VV. Sanders Duncan Williamson Officers C. H. HIX President B. GOODMAN Vice-President J. E. COLE Secretary and Treasurer a lmrf Hats Armistead, M. Old Nelson Cole, H. Eastwood Cole, E. Hix Jeffries Bucher Jones, G. Taylor, H Sheppard, L. Butler. P. Belazza Robinson Porter Friedman WlLLCOX Schlegel Boykin, M. Mark m- ' Mibntf Hats Colonel " Ducky " Watts Colonel " Tommy " Jones Colonel " Harry " Hodges fecial Mention Captain " P. I. " Gaylb •-V. 1 THE BOMB North Carolina Club Officers W. B. LEWIS President J. R. PEXDER Vice-President C. B. MILLER Secretary and Treasurer Branch Reilley Grantham Taylor, F. Harney VVlMBERLY MlCHAUX WlLLOUGHBY MlCHIE Randolph THE BOMB frro iniiiii fl? n noin - ki J D II j n Trf Q inr : Prfmr D Dp.rt].OQD0 r -r D □ fj! itl □ Dip| The Roller Club Officers McCORMICK, O. L President FRASER. D. D Vice-President MASON. H. P - Secretary NELMS, J. A Treasurer Members Amory BULKLEY Curtis, C. Curtis, 1). Eraser Haley ' Hancock Hughes, G. Hughes, J. James Lewis McCormick McCabe Mason Nelms Potts Ransom Robertson Stuart WlLLOUGHBY jgr [ 21A KEESU3M J Officers C. M. FETTEROLF, New Jersey.. = President J. TAYLOR. New Jersey Vice-President J. McAXERXEY, New York Secretary and Treasurer m m ' 16 Members 17 Amurv. T. D Delaware Brewster, J. E ..New York DeGraff, D. A ...New York Seaman, E. C Pennsylvania ' 18 Ohio Ohio New York Illinois ..Yew York Campbell, A. H ( HURCH, J. F Cutler, S I loODM VN, W. G Gould, W. T„ Jr Harris. ix, W Minnesota Rising, J. D Illinois Shephf.rd, G. F Pennsylvania Sturcke, A. F New York T ylor, J New Jersey .New York .New York .Nc Bancroft, J. T Brown, C. H BULKLEY, E. A Fetterolf, C. M Hamlin, J. T New York Leggett, W. B New Jersey Mi kk. ev, J New York S i iTii, J K Massachusetts ' 19 Boynton, P. W. Rapkin, E. S.... Scriven, E. B. . Webb, H. H WlERUAt, R. F... ....New York .New Jersey . ..Minnesota ...New York ..New Jersey THE BOMB The Lynchburg Club Officers G. M. SNEAD President A. H. RICH Vice-President S. W. NOELL Secretary and Treasurer Casey Careter Hancock Hughes, G. W. Hughes, J. B. Kyle embers NOELL, S. Rich Robertson Snead Sullivan Terrell THE BOMB WE Tl J ISM V I RGI N ! A Billlcr The Greater West Virginia Colliery Company and Coal and Coke Corporation, Limited C.OALBURG, W. Va. (Also Agents for Oil and Gas) MINE NO. i, ANTHRACITE LOHMEVER Mine Superintendent BITUMINOUS NASH Bank Boss SEMI-BITUMINOUS RUFFNER Tipple Foreman LIGNITE HAWKINS Company Storekeeper CANNEL CHAMPE Mule Driver PETROLEUM STEVENSON Chief Coal Digcer BY-PRODUCT MILLER Walking Delegate (Representative United Mine Workers ' Assoc iation) SDfficm ■MUTT " L( )TH, ex- ' 13, ex- ' 14 President ■FLOP " AMORV, ex- ' 14, ex- ' lS Vice-President WOP " FETTEROLF, ex-16 Secretary and Treasurer ■HULL RAT " JOHN ' . Mascot Members Buddy " McCormick ex- ' 14 Japin " Chapin ex- ' 15 Hard Luck P. " Christian ex- ' lS ' Funk " Cumminc ex- ' 15, ex- ' Id Ike " DeGraff ex- ' 15 Addie " Hag ax ex- ' 15 VVatso " Hyland ex- ' 15 Smackmadam ' ' Mass ie ex- ' 15 Jim " Taylor ex- ' 15 Bunny " Vaughan ex- ' 15 Tom " LSeasley ex- ' Id " Mose " Goodman ex- ' Id " 11 ill " Legcett ex- ' 16 " Bull Pig " Ward ex- ' ld " George " White ex- ' 16 " Booze " Whittle ex- ' 16 " Freddie " Adkins ex- ' 17 " Shorty " Nelson ex- ' 17 " Peter " Perkinson ex- ' 17 Tom " Potts ex- ' 17 " Les " Thornton ex- ' 17 THE BOMB Post Xchange, Glee and Dramatic Club Officers DURANT ■ ' Monk " BROWN -Bruin " GOODMAN " " Mose " UK 1N " S " Dynamite " LAWSON - Shaky " DAVIS " Rodelee " ... GEYER -Pete " SHEPHERD " Shefi " PATTERSON " " Pat " JEFFRIES -Lightning " CARNEAI WHITE President Vice-President Treasurer Secretary advertising M Stage M Director nh ( !om Mascot Keeper of the Dischords Tune Pitcher , Carrier of the Dischords •George " Hom iny-Solowest 3n aire By-word: " Have a little one? Make it a big-gun. Colors: Chocolate Brown and Vanilla Light Yellow. Favorite Song: " Floating Down the Old Green River. " Favorite Keys: Major Sharp, Col. Flat, and Minor Tacti Utensils: Scales and ($) notes Motto: " We live to eat. " Honorary Member: Homitz ' s Canine. 2(11 f fficer0 " ARCHIE " NELMS President " BOB " WARREN Vice-President " MISTER " DILLON , Secretarv " MISTER " GAMBLE Treasurer QDembcrs From left to right (a pair at a time) Snead Christian Nelms Saunders Warren Dillon Hart ( Iami ' .i i. Bacbv Brown, C. Lake 262 Colors: Black and Yellow Favorite Flower: Rubber Plant Favorite Fur it: Potassium Pomegranate Favorite Saying: " Has the O. C. inspected? " Officers " GONNI " GROOVER Squad Leader " KIKE " DeGRAFF Big d ° g " HARD LUCK P. " CHRISTIAN ' .. Progressive Pup ••HIPPY " SAUNDERS Holder-up of Baby Carriage " PETE " GEYER " Who Might the Regular Be? " " PIE " DREWRY Lone Wolf " SHAKY " LAW SON Bueny Representative Members ; Buracker, S.f Fetterolf ChampeJ Goodman! Harris Hart Hawkins} Old a3cmtjcrs (Emeritus Pitts, L. Read gamble tramples Snead Jfratcr in Facilitate Captain " B. V. D. " Mayo Warren •More names supplied on request. tRettred. % Ejected. DELETED BY CENSOR 263 THE BOMB Louc at tljc bops We sat beneath the old Guard Tree; The faint sound of the band Came drifting to us from afar; He gently held my — scarf. Xo moonbeam found our dark retreat, None stole upon our bliss ; We looked into each other ' s eyes. And sometimes we would — talk. Anon the wind blew keen and cold. And chilled our ci rner warm ; But he, with kindly tenderness, Would fold me with his — cape. We talked and talked of everything — Of hope and love and life; And that last night he asked me il " I ' d be his little — sister. 264 , I - h£ m®ps THE BOMB The Cotillion Club SDfficcrs GEO M. SNEAD President D. A. DeGRAFF Vice-President bop Committee FIRST CLASS: J. G. Paul, Chairman: R. H. Warren. M. H. Christian, J. M. McClellan SECOND CLASS : E. C Brown THIRD CLASS: P. J. Marshall FOURTH CLASS : W. G. Wills Q3cmucrs Ayres Mason 1 IITH Alverson Michaux Lyne Austin Marshall Lewis, W. B Atkins Mettenheimer Lawson Armistead Miller, C. B. Leggett Burks Marshall. T. Lamb Buown, E. C. Nash Lafferty Brewster Ripley Miller, J. C. Brown, C. H. Rothert Moore, R. Bucher Ransome Morris Bulklev Robinson Massie, N. II Bagby Sansberry NOELL Bradford Saunders Nelson Blair Semmes Old Geyer Seerell Paul Gillespie Christian Pitts, J. ( ,1 ' miA H ' Chapin Porter Goodman Collins Pendleton Hyland Cole. E. Perkinson ] In! M 1 ■■- Cum mings Pender Hix Clark Potts Hamlin Carneal Patterson- Hart Cantrell Read Herman Curtis, D. Rich Huntt Campbell, H. A. Rheutan Hicks DeButts Robinson Hock Durant Tynes Millner Eastwood Thornton McClellan Fetterolf Thomas McCormick Hawkins Vaughan Mills Jones Warren MUNCE Jeffries Karow Whittle Excerpt from the Letter of a Girl to Her Friend ( Uncensored ) HAT must have been horrid, Margaret, but I have something much different to tell you. 1 have just been to the V. M. I. dances, and do you know that I have danced so much and giggled sii much and had such a scrumptiously g 1 time that I just hardly know how to start. " Idle exciting part began when we readied a window ' on the stairs leading to the gymnasium. George was peeved because we were about a half hour late (so he said. l ut men are such awful liars), but that never prevented me from en- joying the view of that gym. My dear, it was simply gorgeous! The gray, and white, ami gold, and pink, and mauve, and all the colors 1 ewer saw- were intermingled just like in a great, big kladeiscope ( is this spelled right? ). only it hasn ' t any music. But as I stepped on the floor a tall keydet (that ' s what everybody calls them), with a face just like my lap poodle, harked, " How, lint she ' s a cat ' s ankle, just as keen! Somebody put me next. " Perhaps he didn ' t think 1 would hear, but I was making up my mind not to speak- to him, even if we were introduced, for calling me such a horrid name. Then the fun really did commence. When a whistle ' way down the floor blew, I changed partners so fast that I almost contracted brain fag trying to remember them for future reference. Every one was so nice to me, and said such nice things, and danced so well, that if it hadn ' t been for the chaperons (and they were sweet, too) 1 believe I would have kissed every keydet that broke ! 269 THE BOMB I remember one particularly because he did the Jitney (Hide divinely and was so handsome. When I asked him where lie got that attractive pink complexion, he said, " In Upperville, " and I was about to tell him that 1 had quit wearing teeth- ing rings and had put my hair up a year ago, and ask him why he wanted to string me ( I had never heard of Upperville ) when the gloomiest keydet broke. I asked him if he had lost a relative in the war, and he said, no, lint Ikie and he had to spend Saturday in the guard ' s house or something. He introduced me to a tall keydet that had one eye tied up ( I think football players are just grand! ), hut he had such an adorable way of rolling the other when he danced. He said, " Do you like hops? " and I was about to tell him that he was no gentle- man when it occurred to me that that wasn ' t what he meant at all. All during the dance my joy barometer was just going up in hounds, and just when it was about to " bust " out the top, a bugle blew, the keydets yelled. Rah, Rah, Calic, and the dance was over. I was so mad that I could have cried, but George reminded me of the Saturday dance, and he looked so sweet in his white uniform that I just had to smile. On Saturday George took me driving and we saw Mouse Mountain, and I stood with all the other girls while he went to inspection (I think it was inspection or reveille, one). They were all dressed up and marched around, and a man with a red stripe on his trousers and a sword sang a hymn and then searched them for something (the ones they called Boy Scouts, at least). Afterwards we went to the messy hall and " saw the animals feed. " and it was weird hut fascinating. We went to the Mulch Tavern for supper, and of course George and 1 had to fall out for awhile. I le accused me of flirting! When a man is interesting and cute, even if he does wear glasses, wouldn ' t vou treat him a little better than you absolutely had to? Resides, I felt sorry for him, because he has to stay up all night to write things for the Shrapnel, or whatever they call it. Anyway, George and 1 made up. The last dance was like the fust, only better, and I felt as if everybody was my best and oldest friend. I wore my new dress (you know, the one of rose-tinged tulle over rose taffeta, with a blue ribbon over one shoulder, just 270 THE BOMB like the Lucille gown that Edna Mayo wore in the last movie we saw to- gether), and 1 know I made a hit, but Mill the other girls were rushed a lot. tun, so 1 suppose it ' s a tradition or custom or something that girls shall have a g 1 time at V. M. I. (provided one doesn ' t believe hut about one millionth of what those outrageous flirts say) ! They danced to the V. M. I. songs, and ever) ' one sang the words as loud as they could; ami they had Leap Year dances, when the girls had to break the men. Of course, I had to make a mistake, and he stepped on my foot, and we tripped, and he said, " Dobbers up, " just like it was my fault, and then suggested that we go out and see a statue. Everything else was glorious, though, and just when 1 was bubbling over with happiness, that odious bugle blew again, and I just felt that the bottom was dropping out oi things, and — oh! 1 almost forgot — George has asked me up lor Finals when they have figures ami parade all the time and dance all night and — oh! it ' s just too ivondcrful to talk about! THE BOMB Miss Clifton Fox VIRGINIA Leader Miss Gladys Lynn VIRGINIA Assistant Leader 272 THE BOMB Final German GEO. M. SNEAD Leader D. A. DeGRAFF Assistant Leader floats sijals Amory Lyne Ayses Loth Bradford Massie Brewster MlLLNER Burks Miller, J. C Chapin Moore, R. Christian Morris Collins McClellax De Butts McCorm li K Dillard McKay Durant Old Duncan Paul Gever Pitts, J. Gillespie Read Groover Rich Hagan Sansberry Hix Thomas Holmes Tynes Hyland Vaugh in Kakovv Warren Lewis. VV. B. Zea LOH MEYER 273 THE BOMB Miss Marcaret Ashe TENNESSEE Leader Miss Virginia Mason- Virginia Assistant Leader 274 THE BOMB Final Ball ERNEST C. BROWN CARLTON J. SAUNDERS.. Leader .Assistant Leader ctjtKslmls Bancroft. J. T. Beaslev. T. H. Blow, Geo. VV. Boykin, M. VV Brown, C. H. Brown, E. C. Bucher, O. B. BULKLEV, E. A. Campbell, H. A., Jr. Chapin, W. E, Clarke. F. VV. Cole, J. E. Gumming, C. Dillarii, J, VV. Driscoll, M. G. Echols, C. L. Etheridge, F. H. Fetterolf, C. M Frarv. R. VV. ( loODMAN, B. Goodwin, VV. R. Hamlin, J. T. Hart. J. S. Hughes, J. B. Laffertv, F. R. Lawson. VV S. Leggett, W. B. Lock hart, G. B. Martin. C. A. Mason, H. M. Michaux, E. R. Mills, M. R. Morrison, F. L. Munce, M. G. McDowell, J. McGlFFERT, F. Nash. C. P. NTelms, J. A Neale, L., Jr. Noell, S. VV. Pendleton, R. S Pender, J. R. Porcher, F. D. Porter, E. C. Rheutan, D. E Ring, J. K. Robinson. F. S. RUFFNER, D. L. Saunders, C. J. Schlegel, F. E. Sebrell, R. G. Shepherd. L C Squire, J. VV. Steele. M. Stevenson. M Tinsley. G. C. Walker, R. Ward, J. G. White, B. H. White. G. VV. Whiting. T. S. Whittle, VV. M, Wilson, N. F, Jr [[ L 7.» THE BOMB Opening Hops Miss Hilda Hawkins VIRGINIA Sponsor for First Hop Miss Virginia Mason virginia Sponsor for Second Hop 276 THE BOMB Thanksgiving Hops Miss Frances Carrington VIRGINIA Sponsor for First Hop Miss Lucy Dabney Hix VIRGINIA Sponsor for Second Hop THE BOMB Christmas Hops Miss Eluabeth Lockridgf. VIRGINIA Sponsor for First Mop Miss Dorothy Courtney VIRGINIA Sponsor for Second Hop THE BOMB February Hops Miss Eutha Jane Young WEST VIRGINIA Sponsor for First Hop Miss Virginia Wilson Moore VIRGINIA Sponsor for Second Hop THE BOMB First Class Banquet February 22, 1916 Class of 1916 VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Class Officers V. R. GILLESPIE President L. PITTS Vice-President H. M. READ Historian Coasts Toastmaster, V. R. GILLESPIE The Class V. R. Gillespie Ex- ' i6 J. G. Paul Athletics W. Lohmeyer Calic H. M. Read Officers G Karow F ' rh l ates H. B. Holmes Faculty ami Subs A. Durant Running the Block P. C. Geyer Class Prophecy C. J. Collins e@enu HORS D ' CEVRES OYSTER COCKTAIL ROAST TURKEY- SWEETBREADS WITH PEAS POTATOES AU GRATIN ASPARAGUS TIPS CORN PUDDING GRAPEFRUIT SALAD VANILLA ICE-CREAM, WITH HOT MAPLE OR CHOCOLATE SAUCE ASSORTED CAKES BLACK COFFEE (DEMI TASSe) ROQUEFORT CHEESE TOASTED BENZ CRACKERS CIGARS CIGARETTES GRAPE JUICE 2S0 QA C5ING CAlrtl Editor ' s Note. — I ' Or the benefit of those who doubt our veracity we would state that the following is a certified reproduction of the sample of epistles our young Stebbins receives from his feminine admirers. My dear frind i Will drop yon A Line this Lomeson night as i am thinking of yon. i Look for you all day But you i didin See. Why did you Send me that pixture off your you promase me. 1 i am going tn Have Some takin this week it we Have perrty weather i gess you Have forgoten me Havin yon i Hop you Havin.- My Mother Came Home Last Sunday. When are u coming ' down. Let me Know and i will Look for you . . . i Wish i Was With you What A time we Wade Have Ha,— I la. give Saunders :; my Best Regards and Love. Well doll Iiabv ' i Will cease. Hoppin to Hear from you Soon and A Long; Letter. 1 No. we don ' t quite get this either. : This is also a wee bit involved, don ' t you think? ' See, you can horse " Hippy. " too. ' Stebbins certainly has a way with the women! It hurts us worse than it does you to censor this part. ■JS-J v3rr Exercise ' conPAriv left! " ' ORES ' ) UP ON TME LEFT 1 " v SLITTETR ' Y DIKE " A5 You were. ' " Heaiui at V. M. 1. THE BOMB P. I. (trying to get sulphur matches by process of elimination ) : What is it that you use every day and I don ' t? The Wop (in a flash of inspiration): Oh, soap? j. Craig Miller (saying alphabet ) : . u. v. w. r, s, t, 1, x, y, z — If that ain ' t right I ' m a liar. First Cadet: Is she fast? Second Ditto: Is she? Cosh, she covered five laps in two hours last night. Booze Whittle: Abrasion is — abrasion is, oh. I know, Cap ' n, abrasion is what a cow does when she brazes. Dee George Sxead: Colonel, I don ' t think 1 deserved a Hat zero on that last paper. Chappie (sweetly) : Neither do I. Mr. Snead, but that is as low as the regulations permit me to mark. A TRAGEDY IX TWO QUATRAINS The First Class Officer in dismay Quoth: " To-morrow is a holiday. " The First Class Private sang this lay: " I guess that means we ' ll get no hay. " They gazed upon a slip, you see. And this is what they said to me — The F. C. P.: " O D— , O. G. " The F. C. ( ). : " O G— . O. D. " Venus Miller: Say, Kink, what is a good word to use when you want to compliment a Calic without just saying she ' s keen ? Kink: Why, John Craig, " obnoxious " is a good word in that case. Venus (with a killing glance at the Calic during an intermission ) : Do you know-, you ' re so sweet, you ' re positively obnoxious! Harry: Air. Groover, what is the command to start a squad at quick time ? Gonny: DOUBLE TIME, MARCH! 285 THE BOMB Sherlock Holmes to Murphy Fechheimer (who is on way to G. M. with hammer hanging to coatee ) : Ah. Murphy, I see you are going driving. THE CORONER ' S VERDICT She climbs the steps, all stateliness : Alas, he treads upon her dress (This would mar a saint ' s composure). She needs must trip — there is a rip, And she appears in filmy slip (Like a Life ad, the disclosure). He stands aghast and eyes her — frock ( ?) ; His death resulted from the shock (And the lady ' s from exposure). WHY EDITORS GO CRAZY She: Oh, you ' re a Bomb Editor, all right, tee hee ! Funny Professor: I guess you ' re the man that ' s making a Bombs around here, haw haw (loud laughter on his part, in which politely joins) ! One of Barracks Wits: If I hit you on the head with an Annual be BoMB-pted, wouldn ' t you? That ' s good, I ain ' t kiddin ' yer a p (Give him air — he ' s foaming at the mouth!) Et rv. General: If you don ' t — ts — pay all your debts on Tin: 1 ts, plock, you ' re liable to become one, er ! (Repeat at will for everybody down to Captain John.) Grand Finale Editor and Business Manager gladly board B. O. for Staunton, muring, " Tra la la, I hear the little birdies sing! " ybody tu get it. these ection you ci mnd ! This is deep stuff and we don ' t expect [Finis] THE BOMB Delinquencies, June 22, 1916 The following men have reports : Amory — Taking unfair advantage of rabbit. Armistead — Grossly unmilitary appearance in hay. December 25th. Ayres — Acting like rustic after having been warned not to do so. Bradford — Loud laughter after taps, attempting to drink Green River dry. Brewster — Neglect of duty, not having Gay time when opportunity presented itself. Burks — Having motion like Pacific Ocean. Chapin, C. — Cot down in wardrobe shelf O. C. X I. Christian — Cutting Ike ' s Biscuits on lower road. Collins — Sending calic flowers, thereby impoverishing roommates Cosby — Making " Mud Hid " famous. DeButts — Not removing gaze from mirror O. C. M I DeGraff — Human sponge absorbing all G — G — ' s in barracks. Dillard, J. — Hiding behind breastplate at G. M. Drewry — Visiting East Lexington during drill and on all other occasions Duncan — Officer of Guard watching friends by sitting in chair by sentry box Durant — Wearing three service stripes, thereby deceiving brother Rats. Fechheimer — Changing step at parade. Fishburne — Putting blouse in hay and going to sleep in corner, night of December 25th Fraser— Playing flute during C. Q„ thereby drowning out Schwartz ' s trombone, Friedman — Jewing Commandant out of two reports Fugate — Qualifying as Attorney-General after three days in Law. Gaillard — Making ungodly noise on one-lung fiddle O. C. M. N. I. Geyer — Battle scars on chest at tattoo. Gillespie — O. D. Attempting to call sections to attention at D. R. C. Groover — Abuse of piece, cleaning same from muzzle. Hagan — Love pirate loving more every day. Heflin — Attempting to shoo chickens out of mess hall by means of trombone Hix — Cheer leader imitating Charlie Chaplin, and remaining disgustingly sober at Char- lottesville. Holmes — Gross carelessness, trying to get ise in Staunton. Hylaxd— Overstaying time at Institute and continual failure to stand bow-legged. Jones, W. — Not securing lower road sig. on dip, as required by tradition. Karow — Creating gross disorder in C. V. abt„ 9:30 p. m.. rep. off. Lewis. W. — Adjutant reading orders at D. R. C. with R.-M. W. C. calic hanging on arm Lohmeyer — Continually talking in ranks, saying: " Hoch der Kaiser. " Loth — Continually imitating steam engine before blast. Lyne — Commenting on sub-prof ' s dimples, causing young lady to embarrass same. 287 THE BOMB Massie, X. — Corp of Vestal Virgin squad not rep. absentees. Miller — Loitering in vicinity of cemetery, rep. offense. Millner — Non-reg. pousse. Moore, R. — Running opposition to Joe Pennington. Morris — Continually playing Poleo in Lexington. McClellan — Throwing overripe hen fruit at O. D. McCormick — Hayseed in collar S. E. I. McKay — Causing roommates to leave room upon ret. from Chem. Lab. Old — Being on lower road abt., 10:30 p. M., gross and rep. off. Paul — Drinking young lady under table in Richmond. Pitts. J. — Sacrilegious and irreverent conduct, ceasing to say " Grace. " Pitts, L. — Importing sea food into barracks. Read — Using English language for fertilizing purposes. Rich — Growing tusk in attempt to get furlough, thereby endangering lives of fellow-cadets. Sanseerry — Betting roommates that he would receive daily letter from Xew York, except on days that he would receive two. Seaman — Flirting with member of Methodist Church Choir. Snead — Failing to outrun sub-prof, thereby neg. to rep. ret. on permit properly. Taber — Shaving dome, thereby running competition to Commandant. Thomas — Excess bean and attempting to reduce same with razor before hop. Ty ' nes — Hunting birds out of season. Vaughan — Loud and boisterous laughter at rev. Warren — Wearing horn-rimmed specs to class, thereby lobbying for membership to C. S Club. Zea — Ringing alarm clock outside " Tickle Brain ' s " window abt. 2 a. m. Picture of a Cadet ' s Expression When He Sees the Unknown " Beauty ' He Is to Drag 289 The Bomb Staff wishes to express its sincere thanks and appreciation to the following persons for contributions : For articles : Coloxel J. M. Patton COLOXEL R. B. POAGUE Cadet P. C. Gever Cadet T. D. Amory Cadet J. A. B. Dillakd Cadet J. H. Fechheimer Mrs. L. M. Read Mr. G. W. Goddard Mr. R. Fechheimer Mr. F. L. Laffertv Mr. T. Moore Mr. L. Y. Glazebuook Cadet C. P. Jacksox Cadet S. Y. McGiffert Cadet X. F. Wilson Cadet H. P. Hicks The J. P. Bell Company, Lynchburg, Va.. for their care and personal interest in this publication. Miley Sox. Lexington, Va.. for their superior photographic work. All advertisers for their helping hand. The Editor-in-Chief also takes this opportunity to express his deep appreciation of the assistance rendered bv the members of The Bomb Staff. THE BOMB To the Charge Guilty " The Dedication Colonel J. M. Pattox Foreword The Editor " Fireside Reveries " C. C. Chapin " Sunset at V. M. I. " D. A. Taylor First Class Biographies ' Most Everybody " A Synonym " P. C. Geyer First Class History The Editor Second Class History E. C. Brown " That Sound-Off " G. Karow Third Class History S. B. Witt Fourth Class History W. G. Wills " Running the Block " C. M. Fetterolf Summer School P. C. ( Ieyer " Summer Joys and Summer Not " P. C. Geyer The Hike The Editor Re mid ke Trip R. H. Warren The Subs The Editor Football Colonel K. B. Poagtje Baseball J. A. B. Dii lard Basket-Rail T. D. Amory Track P. C. Geyer Gymnasium VV. B. Bradford Tennis T. H. Fechheimer Class Football J. H Fechheimer Class Basket-Bali - T. D. A mory Class Baseball J. A. B. Dillard Y. M. C. A C. J. Collins Literary Societies C. J. Collins " Love at the Hops " Mrs. L. M Read The Hops VV. Lohmeyer Raising Cain The Editor First Class Delinquencies The Rabble 291 s ■ «0 - vatoi». » isi is REMEMBERS NAME r Clj U0 It is the mark of guaranteed efficiency thruout the field of HOISTS AND DERRICKS We build a repeat order into everything of Clyde Grade, making our machines our best advertisements and salesmen CLYDE IRON WORKS HOME OFFICE AND FACTORY DULUTH, MINNESOTA, U. S. A. 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