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THE 3 IM 1917 m ' . THE BOMB-1917 THE BOMB-1917 Bebtcateb to Captain jWontgomcrp p. Corge Jfirm anb forceful enougJ) l![o make fiome enemieg ; STrue anb lopal enougt) SCo mafee manp frienbs. onor is bue tint. ©ebotcb to " f . iW. 3. in aU interesitg, ilig act£f corregponb to tije tuorbs, Butp, fibelttp. efficiency, progreieg. THE BOMB-1917 An Appreciation V HE interest which the alumni of the Institute take in their Alma Mater and the service which they render her differ as one star differeth from another in glory. After graduation the interest of a few is manifested only by attendance on a chance banquet or a football game, or by returning now and then for a class re- union. Others prove their devotion by keeping in closest touch with every phase of Institute life and activity. They subscribe regularly to the publications of the Insti- tute; they give liberally of their means to every worthy cause; they follow jealously the development and the achievements of their Alma Mater in every phase of its life, whether athletic, military or academic, and, by an active and increasing advo- cacy of all progressive measures of reform, seek to uphold and foster the highest stand- ards. To these men, composing, sad to say, a rather small percentage of our alumni, but, fortunately, making up in enthusiasm, loyalty and devotion, what they lack in numbers, the Institute will always point with pride just as that noble Roman matron if long ago pointed to her sons when asked to show her jewels. Among this goodly number of her sons, whose waking thoughts are ever of their mother ' s weal, there stands forth one to whom, by force of circumstances, it seems most fitting that The Bomb should this year be dedicated, a man to whom, on ac- count of his splendid abilities, his unswerving devotion and loyalty to the Institute, his sterling personal character, it is a privilege on the part of the Corps of Cadets to bear this humble tribute. Captain M. B. Corse has always been, heart and soul, a lover of the old gray coat. His father before him. General Montgomery B. Corse, served for many years as a member of the Board of Visitors. Captain Corse himself after graduating in the Class of 1885, and attending the University of Virginia, was several years a THE BOMB-19iy sub-professor in the Department of Chemistry. While still a tactical officer he married Miss Elise Semmes, daughter of Colonel Thomas M. Semmes, Professor of Modern Languages, and one of the members of the old " War Faculty. " In later years, although his official connection with the Institute had been severed. Captain Corse continued to interest himself in many matters connected with Institute affairs. From 1902 to 191 1, as Graduate Manager of the Athletic Asso- ciation, he devoted not only a great deal of time and energy, but much of his own personal means as well, to the development of athletics, and it is to his conscientious, loyal and efficient services in this capacity that the present prosperous condition of the Association is in large measure due. In 1911 Governor Mann, appreciating the executive and business ability of Captain Corse, appointed him a member of the Board of Visitors, to serve out the unexpired term of the Hon. John F. Bransford, and it became in this way his proud privilege to serve on a body in which his father, years before had played such an important role. In 1912, as a mark of the esteem in which he held him, the Governor reappointed Captain Corse for a term of four years. Having been appointed to the highest governing body of the Institute, at a time in the history of the Institute when the old order of things was changing, and when demands for much needed reforms were in the air. Captain Corse set about the many arduous tasks which fell to his lot with that same conscientious regard for duty and self-sacrificing interest which have crowned all h is efforts with success, whether in municipal affairs, in private business or in Institute matters. Fortunately for him as well as for his Alma Mater, he found associated with him on the Board a group of men imbued, as he was, with a love for the Institute and a desire to see her grow and progress academically and materially. With this progressive body Captain Corse has, during the past five years, worked in the most harmonious accord towards the attainment of what, only a short while ago, seemed a fantastic dream — the Greater TH .. V. M. I. In the attainment of this dream, which we see just beginning to be reaHzed, he has played a leading part. To the material progress of the Institute, by degrees manifesting itself in the new buildings which now adorn our grounds, and m the new parade he has ungrudgingly devoted his best thought and energy, and has contributed to the work his executive ability, as well as his thorough knowledge of business methods. In matters academic and military, as well as in the material development of the Institute, he has always been an active and ardent advocate of all reforms tending to improve standards of entrance and course of instruction. It is always a pleasure to bear witness to the loyalty and devotion of our alumni. It is in this case a pleasant duty and a proud privilege to express to Captain Corse, by the dedication of The Bomb OF 1917, the appreciation on the part of the alumni and of the Corps of Cadets of his invaluable service to the Institute. His works will live after him, and his example will always be an inspiration. THE BOMB-191 ' 7 otetootb Friends, alumni, felloTV-cadets, lend me pour ears! We come to praise cadets, not to bury them. The evil thai cadets do lives after them: The good is oft interred with their " dips " : So let it be with this. The noble " Nick " Hath told you cadets are trifling; If rt Were so, it was a grievous fault; And grievously have cadets answered it. Here, under leave of " Nick " and the censor. For " Nick " is o truthful man; So are they both, both truthful men, — Come We to speak ' " cadets ' behalf. They were our friends, faithful and just to us: But " Nick " says they are trifling; And " Nick " is a truthful man. They have brought many souls here to learn Whose money did the General ' s coffers fill: Did this in cadets seem trifling? When that the " rats " have cried, cadets have wept: Frivolity should be made of lighter stuff: Yet " Nick " says they are trifling; And " Nick " ' 5 " 3 truthful man. We speak not to disprove what " Nick ' spoke. But here we are, to speak Tvhat we do know. You all did love them once, — not without cause: What cause withholds you. then, to praise them now? O judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts. And men have lost their reason! Bear with us; Our hearts are in this book " Ce f ' lf i cadets. And We must pause so you can see yourself. L. THE BOMB-19iy His Excellency, Hon. Henry Carter Stuart GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF THE BOMB-1917 Al fYISITO?S HIS EXCELLENCY, HENRY CARTER STUART GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA CommanJer-in-Chief Board of Visitors (Terms Expire July I. 1918) General Charles J. Anderson Richmond. Va. Colonel Joseph Button Richmond, Va. Hon. Thomas L. Tate Draper. Va. Walter H. Taylor. Esq Norfolk, Va. Captain L. W. H. Peyton Staunton, Va. (Terms Expire July L 1920) Hon. Rorer A. James Danville. Va. Hon. George L. Browning Orange. Va. George W. Stevens. Esq Greenlee. Va. Colonel Grenville Gaines Warrenton. Va. Members of the Board Ex-Officio General William W. Sale Richmond, Va. adjutant general of virginia Hon. R. C. Stearnes Richmond. Va. superintendent of public instruction u e THE BOMB-1917 aC BRIGADIER-GENERAL EDWARD W. NICHOLS SUPERINTENDENT GENERAL SCOTT SHIPP, LL. D. SUPERINTENDENT EMERITUS COLONEL HUNTER PENDLETON, M. A., Ph. D. PROFESSOR OF GENERAL. AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY COLONEL N. BEVERLY TUCKER. C. E., B. S. PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY AND MINERALOGY AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY COLONEL FRANCIS MALLORY. C. E. PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING COLONEL HENRY C. FORD. B. S., Ph. D. PROFESSOR OF LATIN AND HISTORY COLONEL J. MERCER PATTON. A. M. PROFESSOR OF MODERN LANGUAGES COLONEL THOMAS A. JONES. B. S. PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING AND DRAWING COLONEL CHARLES W. WATTS. C. E. PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS COLONEL ROBERT T. KERLIN. M. A. Ph. D. PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH COLONEL FRANCIS H. SMITH. Jr. PROFESSOR OF SECONDARY MATHEMATICS COLONEL HARRY L. HODGES Captain First Cavalry. U. S. A. PROFESSOR OF MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS AND COMMANDANT OF CADETS COLONEL WILLIAM M. HUNLEY. B. A. PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE LIEUTENANT-COLONEL R. BARCLAY POAGUE. B. S. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING AND DRAWING MAJOR MURRAY FRENCH EDWARDS. M. A. ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF GERMAN MAJOR STEWART W. ANDERSON. M. S. ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS MAJOR S. M. MILLNER. Jr., M. A. ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF ROMANCE LANGUAGES S THE BOMB-19iy THE BOMB-1917 5UB -FACULTY CAPTAIN B. DAVIS MAYO. B. S. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS AND TACTICS CAPTAIN ROBERT C. SNIDOW ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GERMAN CAPTAIN FRANK A. GROVE, B. S. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS AND TACTICS CAPTAIN HENLV P. BOYKIN. B. S. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LATIN. ENGLISH, DRAWING AND TACTICS CAPTAIN BENJAMIN BOWERING. B. S. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AND TACTICS CAPTAIN W. C. BROWN, B, S. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND TACTICS CAPTAIN J. F, HEPNER. B. A. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS AND TACTICS CAPTAIN L. K. McKAY, B. S, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY AND TACTICS CAPTAIN FRANCIS BELL, Jr., B, A. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AND TACTICS CAPTAIN H. M. READ, B. A. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AND TACTICS CAPTAIN B. D. AYRES. B. S. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS CAPTAIN BRYAN CONRAD, B. S. f ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS Assigned 10 duty al John Marshall High School. Richmond. Virginia t . ' 55igned 10 duty at Alexandria High School, Alexandria. Virginia. lf( THE BOMB-1917 V. M. I. Spirit Oh, clear the n a ;, V. M. I. is out to-da ' . We ' re here to ' win this game; Our team Tvill win us fame; In Alma Mater ' s name. For though the odds be against us, We ' ll not care. You ' ll see us fight the same; Always the same old spirit and We ' ll triumph once again, And though defeat seems certain, it ' s the same with V. M. I.; Our battle cry is " Never, Never Die. " CHORUS For when our line starts to Wealfen, our baclfs fail to gain. Our ends are so crippled to win seems in vain. Then the corps roots the loudest, we ' ll pet win the day. The team it will rally and " Fight! " " Fight! " " Fight " " Ray! " We ' ll gain through the line and We ' ll circle the ends. Old, Red, White and Yellow will triumph again; The " Keydets " will fight ' em and never say die. That ' s the spirit of V. M. I. Just watch us go thru the line and ' round the ends. Although We may be light. It surely is a sight To see the old team fight; Just watch us come from behind when all seems lost. We ' ll play the old game right. The team will never once give up, they ' ll fight with all their might; And though the lucl( ' s against us, you ' ll still hear the " Keydets " cry, " We ' ll fight and win this game for V. M. I. " Chorus — B. Bowering, ' 15. iY ,.»a i w i i i«g w ! iiMyaf.i i» » M« THE BOMB— 19 ' ' i-sSfeAs " ■ ' ' ' IK THE BOMB-19r First Class Officers Colors: Maroon ana Blact O. B. BUCHER President J. T. HAMLIN Vice-President E. C. BROWN Historian 27 THE BOMB-191 ' 7 John Townsend Bancroft new york, n. y. Matriculated 1914 " John " -Happn am 1; from care am I frac: Why aren ' t thc ) all contcnteJ lit{c me? " Third Class: Private Co. " A. " Second Class: Private Co. " E " ; Marshal Final First Class: Private Co. " E " Marshal Final German. r EHOLD, gentle reader, a youth who hails from the metropolis. He matricu- lated in the fall of 1914 as a Third Class " Rat, " and in that capacity popu- larity was his middle name. He is a little shy of the " calics, " but he cannot suppress his admiration for them. John made his debut at the Hops during Finals, 1916. In the Final Ball figure he certainly did shine — equal to Apollo. Church receptions and dining in limits are among his social activities. He has the friendship of a Greek for those that know him well, and he and one of his friends are like Damon and Pythias. Good luck, John. Be a great man some day. We can depend on you to uphold the " V. M. I. Spirit. " George Waller Blow la salle, ill. Matriculated 1914 " Uno, " " Sergeant Major, " " Ambrose " " He an of unbounJcJ .stomach. Third Class: Privaie Co. " F. " Second Class: Mandolin Club; Cadet Dialectic Society; Cadel Orchestra; Marshal Final FiRST Class: Mandolin Club; Cadet Dialectic Society; Cadel Orchestra; Marshal Final German. I HIS handsome lad with the smiling countenance made his debut amongst us in the " high brow " capacity of a Third Class " Rat. " It didn ' t take him long to demonstrate his ability as a possessor of unlimited grey matter, for much to the surprise and chagrin of the mean Third Classmen, he speedily outdistanced them by taking first stand in his class. None can question his innocence after glancing at that " Sunny Jim " smile. His room-mates during his Second Class year very nearly ruined him in this respect, but fate speedily severed their ruinous influence, and " Uno " still sticks to the straight and narrow. " Amby " swears by all that ' s good and holy that he is immune from the sharpest dart from Cupid ' s bow. It must be because he can ' t find a " calic " who suits him, for we are sure no fair senorita could resist his wiles. If you want to see him blush, ask the origin of the word " Uno. " Here ' s to you, Ambrose; none of us doubt your ability to make your mark in the " cold, cold world. " " Dont call me that. " 1 THE BOMB-iaiT Maury Wood Boykin norfolk, va. Matriculated 1912 " Wisdom, " " Boxil(ing " " Wisdom makes bul a slow defense trouble. " __ Qolds aSainst milh. Fourth Class: Private Co. " C. " Third Class: Private Co. " C. " Second Class: Private Co. " C " ; Cadet Dialec- tic Society; Marshall Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " C " ; Cadet Dialectic Society; Marshall Final German. A AY back in the Dark Ages, when Lexington was young, and the Guard Tree was only a sapling, someone discovered " Wisdom " standing in the Arch. His protruding ears alone sufficed to support his hat, which was exceedingly large. This seemed very peculiar, until it was discovered that he always wore an extra size in order to permit of brain expansion. Strange to say, the hat is still too large, and his frown has not abated a bit. Boykin ' s life as an under-classman was more or less eventful, and somehow he managed to survive last year ' s hike. As a First Classman his activities have been unparalleled. Besides shining in Lexington society, he has done valuable work as an active member of the Virginia Audubon Society, in behalf of which he will receive you at any time. But " Wisdom " will be- come a great lawyer some day, and we look to see him in some judge ' s chair. Here ' s luck to you, Boykin ! May your career be a flying triumph. | g i . Campbell Huxley Brown new york city Matriculated 1913 " I ' ulcher, " " Skin, " " Vult " " Yon Celsius has a lean and ,un,?rj look: He things too much — such men are dangerous. " — Shakespeare. Fourth Class: Private Co. " F. " Th[rd Class: Private Co. " F. " Second Class: Private Co. " A " ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " A " ; Marshal Final German; .Assistant Editor-in-Chief Cadel. I ADIES and gentlemen, here we have a flattering representation of " Skin. " He is an inhabitant of the rear room of No. 78, and may be found there at any time of the day or night, either hitting the hay, poring over " Tommy ' s Roots and Branches, " or v friting " G. G. ' s " for the Cadel. From rev. till taps his thoughts are of that little old rickety cot — " Hay, more hay, and better hay, " will be seen in his articles on the front page of the Cadel. He can take a sentence of three words, and draw it into an all-night yarn. The " Vulture " (that ' s what the " calic " call him) is a charter member of " Ye Ancient and Honorable Order of Ye Imperial Cudgel, " and takes great delight in wielding this article in company with Doctor Frary and the " Ploughboy. " But " Skin " is a good old ox. He put the boys through Spanish, and here ' s hoping him all the success due him. " Boys. 1 think youll he if you don ' t let 1 THE BOMB-ISIT Ernest Claiborne Brown knoxville, tenn. Matriculated 1913 " Ernie " " Bruin, " " Legs " " Her finger mas so small, the ring Would not stcjp on. which she did send. ' — Sir John Sucklin Fourth Class: Privale Co. " A. " Third Class: Corporal Co. " F " ; Class I lorian; Final Ball Commiltec. Second Class: Commiltee; tori an. First Class: Leader Fin malic Club; P Hislori Sergeant Major; Final German Leader Final Ball; Class His- Second I Germ Lieutenant Co. n; Cadet Staff; " F " ; Dra- Z_ MASTERPIECE, I say, and maybe I ain ' t big dog. " So goes the daily expression, about 10 A. M., of this builder of dreams before you. His standing with old man Cupid when he left Knoxville four years ago was high in regard to the " one girl, " and it has gradually progressed in the time we have known him. All went well until the Kentucky Derby was run last fall, and the thorough- bred " Governor Stanley " won in a walk. Since then the vulture of doubt has haunted " Ernie. " But he says he ' s young yet, and, besides, race horses can ' t run forever. So let ' s give him time. " Bruin ' s " athletic career never started on account of his excess of limb — vertically. Nevertheless his beauty lies in the length of his legs. His one ambition is to learn the shoe business; build that little cottage, and then — settle down. In closing these words, we all can say that he was a valuable asset to his class, a loyal friend, and a gentleman. So go to it, " Ernie, " while we hope and wish for you in your life after leaving us. Oliver Boone Bucher portsmouth, va. Matriculated 1913 " Olie, " " O. B. " " Bucherom " " Yc goJs! Hem he can eaU " -(Unanin,ous.) Fourth Class: Private Co. " F " ; Class Prcsi- denl; Class Football; Baseball Squad. Third Class: Corporal Co. " A " ; Class Presi- dent; ' Varsity Foolball; ' Varsity Baseball; Post Exchange Council. Second Class: First Sergeant Co. " A " ; Class President; ' Varsity Foolball; ' Varsity Base- ball; Vice-President Athletic Association; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Captain Co. " A " ; Class Presi- dent; Marshal Final German; President Ath- letic Association; BoMB Staff; Monogram Club (3, 2. 1); ' Varsity Foolball; Captain ' Varsity Baseba I HIS susceptible young man with the thoroughbred canine cast of countenance represents a case of Fulfilled Ambitions. He aspired to and copped the height of " keydet " glory — a First Captaincy. From the pinnacle of this glory you would not believe that he had an unfilled desire, or that there was a " rift " any- where in his lute of life. Alas! there is a verified tradition that once it was a case of " Campbell In — Bucher Out, " but we forbear. As a " rat " he started his sporting career by helping the " rats " to give Fourteen a run for its life. Since then he has played on both football and baseball teams, being chosen Captain of the latter his First Class year. Early in his " rat " year he so im- pressed his brother rodents as a safe and sensible fellow that he was chosen Class President, and every year since then has acquired the habit of succeeding himself. He it was that conducted the misguided footsteps of his third year brethren into righteous ways, and convinced them that raising H was not a necessary function of that period. He is a staunch friend, a pleasant companion, and keeps a ready smile. A man ' s man, but there are others. " H ' bal J ou SUV? " THE BOMB-1917 Edward Atkinson Bulkley yonkers, n. y. Matriculated 1913 " Willie, " " Piedmont, " " Ticlfle- Brain ' " Mr. Bonkley " " Oh. ' ark ' 0 the hig drum calling Follow me — follom me ' omc. ' " -Kiplins. OLDIER, gentleman, woman-hater. Piedmont-fiend, chronic b-acher, " Willie " came amongst us with a long mop of hair, a drum, and his Piedmont. Talk? Well, " Any time, any topic " is his motto. Feet on the table, hat on the side of his head, his fingers draped around one of those Pied-e-monts, mouth wide open and going strong — this is " Tickle-Brain ' s " favorite pose. His favorite topics are " Wo- men " and " Dear Old V. M. I. " Only once has " Willie " fallen, and then for four days he wandered aimlessly around, muttering, " Mac, Mac, where are my pink sheets? " His love for drill and reveille leads him into long and extended orations about what he ' d been doing back home in Yonkers. This finished product is to grace Columbia next year, and with his numerous accomplishments he can ' t help but be a success. Here ' s how, " Tickle! " Your many friends are looking at you. Hugh Alexander Campbell, Jr. mulberry island, va. Matriculated 1914 " Alex, " " Country, " " Andy " " How oooJ is mans life — the mere ,v,n«. ' Holv tit lo emplov All the heart and the soul and the serises forever in joy! " Third Class: Private Co. " D. " Second Class; Sergeanl Co. " B " ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Pnvale Co. " B " : Marshal Final German. In the fall of 1914 this noble specimen came to us from " Somewhere in Vir- ginia. " Having had several years of " college life, " he was " at ease " when he signed up at " Old Nick ' s. " Then he entered the arch — behold! Some mean Third Classman snatched him from his pinnacle of self-esteem, and cast him down into the dust with the debris. But he experienced several instances of " college life " later — cold showers in the window of No. I 18 about 3 P. X. in the morning, super- vised by members of the Third Class, and so forth. While a " rat, " " Alex " ran more near-lates than any twelve First Classmen in barracks, but he was always there on the " last note. " " Country " decided to honor the Civil Section, but Mechanics proving his exception, he resorted to " Old Rat " for his dip. From the very first " Andy " has been a devil with the ladies, and always uses his First Class privileges to the limit. Here ' s hoping he will lose no time with his ' cit ' s privileges, " and have every success in the tides of after life. " Boys. 1 swear she ' s keen! " %, THE BOMB-19iy William Evans Chapin richmond, va. Matriculated 1913 " Wee Willier " FinJ out the peaceful hermitage. The hair f gown and mossl; cell. Where I may sit and rightly spell. " — Mi7(on. Fourth Class: Private Co. " B " ; Cadel Dia- lectic Society. Third Class: Private Co. " B " ; Cadet Dialectic Society. Second Class : Private Co. " B " ; Cadel Dialec- tic Society; Class Baskel-Ball. First Class: Private Co. " E " : Cadet Dialectic Society. I HIS, everybody, this is Willyum. One would never have thought, when he was a " rat, " that he would ever become a " star, " for his trifling room- mates and the " mean old cadets " kept him pretty well eclipsed. However, he proved the old adage that, grinding study always brings results, for going after the arts hke d mad-man he established a record his Second Class year. In this he was aided materially by an alarm clock, which awoke him every morning to study and his room- mates to curse — this about 4 A. M. If you have ever seen him sparring with " Caruso, " you will realize that he is a born pugilist, and that you had better keep your distance. He vWll probably become a noted lawyer some of these days, but we prefer to picture him as a foreign missionary, a country parson, or a deacon, for any of which he is aptly fitted by reason of previous training and a bright prospect of side-burns. " Bill " has few faults, except that he has an affinity for sun-rises, and becomes provoked if anyone goes down on his undershirt. When a true friend is wanted, look up " Wee - Willie. " Fred Wvlly Clarke savannah. ga. Matriculated 1913 " Bollle, " " Champe " •■«„( Ti ot ]wu what? The Vouth wui goini To mah- an cut of all his rvooin r - Sir John Siukliw; " ■qurth Class: Private Co. " E. " I BIRD Class: Corporal Co. " D " ; Foolb Squad; Class Baseball. StcOND Class: First Sergeant Co. " F " ; Football Squad; Class Baseball; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Second Lieutenant Co. " B " ; Fool- ball Squad; Class Baseball; Hop Commit- tee; Marshal Final German. I HE Speaker of the House blew into Lexington in the fall of 1913. Although he left Cupid in Savannah, he is an awful love pirate, gets his masterpiece every day, and from all accounts seems to be a " big dog. " " Bottle " is good at football, but, owing to the inefficiency of his chalk bones, he has been unable to play much here — only long enough to break a bone, simultaneously procuring a furlough to see . He has frequent attacks of insomnia, which we cannot explain. Fortunately, his unexcelled tenor enables him to pacify himself by singing " My Sweet Venetian Rose. " He has a wonderful disposition, and if awakened any hour of the night will always show that characteristic smile. He is a good fellow all around, and a loyal friend. His high- est ambition is to become an officer in the United States Army, and. with his good record here as an officer, com- bined with his efficiency, he is bound to make good. So here ' s hoping you all the luck in the world, " Champe. ' Show them up. " A micked senJ-o-ff. " THE BOMB-19iy James Edward Cole, Jr. NORFOLK, VA. Matriculated 1913 " Ed " " The rank l the § uinea ' s stamp ; A man i a man for a ihair B urns. Fourth Class : Private Co. ■•£•■; Class Foot- ball. THfRD Class. Corporal C o. " E •; F ootball Squad. Second Class First Sergea nt Co. " B " ; Mar- shal Final Ball; -Varsity Football. FiRsT Class: Second Liet tenant Co. " D " ; Monogram Club (2, 1); Marshal Fin. IGer- man; CaJ ( Staff; Busin ss Ma ager BOMB. rSEHOLD King Cole! This wharf rat slipped in with the tide in 1913. An eighty-yard run for a touchdown against the First Class brought him into immediate prominence, which he followed up by pulling down " First Corp. " A relentless drill master, he later became Second Orderly Sergeant. The loss of these latter stripes is one of the mysteries of V. M. I. As " recs " came in from every source, everyone was expecting " Ed " to draw Second Captain at least. But " you can ' t keep a good man down, " and he has arisen to the dignity of Bull Lieu. P. Foot gets the credit for his taking the " Alum Treatment. " There it was that his " Royal Nibs " fell. At mention of her name he stops, looks and listens. Nothing materializing, he ceases to care, aban- doning himself to pipe dreams, the odor of which drives the occupants of No. 18 to the courtyard. In spite of susceptibility and a fickle heart, " Ed " is a true friend, generous, staunch and clean, and is equipped for the highest point in climbing distance. mna I f-it 1 Samuel Calvin Gumming hampton, va. Matriculated 191 1 " Furil(, " " Increment " " Hell he squaltin- on ( ,e coah. Clvin drinks lo poor JamneJ soul,. " Kipling. Fourth Class: Private Co. " C " ; Football Squad. Third Class: Corporal Co. " D " ; Cadet Dia- lectic Society. Second Class: Scrneanl Co. " C " ; Vice-Presi- dent Y. M. C. A.; Cadet Dialectic Society; Marshal Final Ball. Firs I Class: First Lieutenant Co. " D " ; Presi- dent Y. M. C. A.; Tennis Team; Marshal Final German. ANY, many years ago, before several classes which have come to this noble institution, — gone through all the sorrows and joys of its gray walls for four years, and battled with the cruel world for several years more, — had even thought of matriculating, an infinitesimaliy small body, which later developed to be " Increment, " blew in under the crack of the Superintendent ' s door. (Fisk ' s Ancient Historv.) Before long " Funk " found himself the object of interest to a number of Third Classmen, who, attracted by a large noise in a new cadet ' s room found him, the cause, behind the cots. From that time to this he has continued to make a big noise, and in spite of several set backs has attended nearly every class at least twice, and has held nearly every office in the battalion at least for a while. At present he is the proud possessor of three stripes on both the upper and lower portions of his sleeve. Though small in statue, " Increment " has a large heart and plenty of grit. We are sure he will make the U. S. M. C. one of its best, if not its very best, officers. " Boys. I THE BOMB-lQl ? John Wilson Dillard chatham, va. Matriculated 1913 " Rahbl, " " John, " " John Barleycorn, " " Falslaff " ' FiiU Hianl) a floivcr is born to blush unseen. And maslc its smcelness on the Jescri ah. " Fourth Class: Private Co. " A. " Third Class: Corporal Co. " A. " Second Class : Sergeant Co. " A " ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: First Li;-utenant Co. " F " ; Mar- shal Final German. I ADIES and gentlemen, you now have before you a most desperate love-pirate, hailing from the unknown regions of Chatham, Va. " Falstaff " glories in the notoriety that he stands in with every " calic " in Lexington. The way he cuts the boys ' biscuits at the Hops would make your heart ache. We find him a strong advo- cate of " walks. " John has high ambitions in a military way, always shining his shoes and donning his best creases before attending rev. or tattoo. Too bad we already have a First Captain, John. In the near future, " Falstaff " will no doubt be Chief Engineer of the quiet city of Chatham, but whatever his vocation in life, we wish for him much success, as he well deserves. w Marvin Garland Driscoll accomac. va. Matriculated 1914 " Dris, " " Corlfleg " : f„r -hooch: — Service. ■■■; Baseball Second Class: Private Co. " F " ; Cla ball; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " B " ; Class E Marshal Final German. " A broken ivreck Tvith a anJ never a ce ni to mp name Third Class Private Co ORKLEG " first came into prominence when he went in as a pinch-hitter in a ' Varsity game, and his attempt to beat out that throw to first earned his nick- name for him. Being an ardent student in Major P. Foot ' s School for Ambitious Motormen, he installed a wireless set, a set of good looking " calic " pictures, and a power plant, which caused even " Monk " to open his eyes. To see him with his toys, you would think him six or seven years old. He is also quite a photographer, especially around hike time, when the gravy wagon is his headquarters. When it comes to " calic, " " Dris " is as fickle as rain at drill time. After finishing his course in doubtful numbers, we expect to see " Dris " a telephone lineman or something of the sort. But no matter what he does, you will be very likely to see him doing it some- what better than anyone else. ■You Jont .non. a J thing : I know il all: V If THE BOMB-1917 Charles Little Echols glasgow, va. Matriculated 1913 " Hook III " " Ecl(. " " Ernie " " Civc i Thai thai m not pa s ave. " — Shal espeare, Fourth Class: Privale Co. " C. " Third Class: Private Co. " C. " Second Class: Privale Co. " C " : Cadel Dialec- tic Society; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " C " ; Cadel Dialectic Society: Marshal Final German. I HIS illustrious son of Glasgow cannot be held responsible for his presence, because he entered while laboring under great delusions. Their majesties, " Hook I " and " Hook II, " had preceded him and acquired the fluency of tongue peculiar to those who maintain that truth is stronger than fiction. Their glowing pic- tures were constantly before him, and he longed for the day when he could don the brass buttons. Receiving his first long trousers, he renounced womankind and marbles, and came and conquered. He thrives upon hay and maxes, and keeps himself well supplied with both. Being a " highbrow, " he could but become a fol- lower of " Old Rat, " and time has shown the wisdom of his choice. His one black mark is the fact that he once roomed with the Astringent. His greatest military am- bition is to run a military post on O. G., and in this Fate has helped him by putting him on guard with " Steve. " THE BOMB-19iy Fletcher Hanson Etheridge MACON, GA. Matriculated 1913 " Handsome, " " Fruit " " Mr. Fruiter " " If nilshes rvoulJ prevail n i( i me. Mv purpose sIiOLdJ not fa,I rvith me.- — Shal espeare. FoUKTH Class: Private Co. " D. " Third Class: CoipoLal Co. " D. " Second Class: Private Co. " D " ; Ring Com- mittee ; Assistant Business Manager Ciulel: Marshal Final Ball. Fir ST Class: Private Co. " C " ; Business Man- ager Cmlel: Marshal Final German; Bomb Staff. I ' M HARD. Look at me! " This fiom " Mr. Fruit, " as he wanders around the stoop, blouse unbuttoned, and puffing on his ever-present Piedmont. He is from the central city of Georgia, and landed here only after looking into nearly every other school in the United States. His first two years were uneventful, except that he was dubbed " Nails, " owing to his kind and tender attitude towards " rats. " He blos- somed out in his Second Class year, being finally persuaded to attend the Hops. Immediately he won the reputation of being a smooth and " placid " scotcher. " Fruit " is on the job all the time. He sticks to his Remington, regardless of Tommy ' s Struc- tures or Willard ' s Steam. In spite of this, however, he is such a highbrow and has such a line that he is one of Tommy ' s favorites. (Question: Which Tommy?) " Fruit " says that he intends to become one of Uncle Sam ' s engineers, after the Institute has honored itself by donating him a B. S. At any rate, we feel confident that he will some day head the list, and make seventeen feel proud of him. " can ' l he fcol icrei . " II THE BOMB-191 ' 7 Rodney William Frary EUSTIS, FLA. Matriculated 1912 ' Doc, " " Rodd " Tl Ui(e Cupii imply aJorco r, ton.; him hi. lip, mere Bu I he never volecl him ventureJ to u e the — ml so ( icji Service. Fou RTH Class: Private Co . ■•£. Third Class: Private Co. ' E. " Second Class Private Co. " F " ; Ma shal Final Ball. Firs T Class: German. Private Co. B " ; Ma, shal Final I mO OUT into one of the pine woods adjacent to Eustis, Fla. ; here you will find a black object. Strike it a sharp blow with a stick. If it moves, it a stump. If it remains still, it ' s the " Doc. " Although of New England ancestry, this specimen possesses to a marked degree those characteristics of physical inertia attributed to the Florida Cracker. He sleeps with his eyes open — a phenomenon which may be easiest explained by saying that he is too lazy to shut them. He adorns the first squad of " B " Co. along with " Dris " and Bulkley, and takes great delight in listening to " Willie ' s " ravings — being the only human who can do so for sixty minutes. He has had much one-sided correspondence with a " calic " in " Bahston, " but the " calic " doesn ' t seem to think much of it, judging from the lack of replies. " Doc " is a good fellow, and we hope that his chuckle and his awful line will make as many friends for him in the world as it has in barracks. Ben a. Goodman norfolk, va. Matriculated 1912 " Mose, " " B. A.. " " Goody " ■An lluni conlcUcil. Jciv? IVhul Jost thou saV? " — Shal cspcarc. FoURiM Class: Privale Co. " E " ; Football Squad; Class Baseball; Class Basket-Ball. 1 HIRD Class: Corpora! Co. " C " ; Football Squad; Class Baseball; Class Basket-Ball; Mandolin Club. Second Class: Quartermaster Sergeant Co. " E " ; ' Varsity Football; Secretary Mono- gram Club; Chairman Ring Committee; Mandolin Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Lieutenant Co. " A " ; President Monogram Club; ' Varsity Football; Mando- lin Club; Class Basket-Ball; Class Base- ball; Marshall Final German. A HEN in 1912a rotund object rolled up to the little brick house on the hill, everybody wondered " Why. " There were theories that he thought he would be beautiful in uniform, or could star in football, or wanted to follow in the footsteps of his brother. He rolled in, and by the time the Third Classmen had trained him the glamour was effectually worn off. In business transactions for his class, in dramatics, in every such line, " Mose " has made good. He can squeeze money out of a moving picture show, and when he opened his Second Hand Clothing Emporium (in No. 119), the Monogram Club was given a big boost toward pros- perity. After a pause of six months in his Second Class year, he was cordially welcomed by Seventeen, and made Chairman of the Ring Committee. In his new abode (No. 45) he again became one of the barrack ' s brilliant stars. May your popularity, " Mose, " in the world be as it is at V. M. I. " You tell ll,cm while I pal mp fool. " . THE BOMB-1917 Weir Randolph Goodwin, Jr. LOUISA, ' A. Matriculated 1914 " Nat, " " Good " " Drink! for i.ou knom not Khcncc vou came nor Drink! for mu fnon, not why you so nor where. " — Omar Khayyam. Third Class: Private Co, " E. " Second Class: Sergeant Co. " B " ; Assistant Manager Basket-Bali Team; Marshall Final Ball. First Class: Second Lieutenant Co. " E " ; Mar- shal Final German. I ' • ET the shovel, James; it s that story again. Twenty times a cJay this remark bursts forth in the quiet, studious atmosphere of No. 62. It means that " Nat " is telling another story of his conquests. He is a member of the high-brow fraternity and a wearer of the order of the star fellowship. His running blouse looks like a section of the American flag. In spite of this his understanding is by no means perfect. (For an explanation see full length picture.) His ambition is to get in the army, and if he is as successful in the future as he has been in the past, he will do more than carry out the wishes and expectations of his classmates. .4nd that ' s a fact. THE BOMB-1917 James Turner Hamlin. Jr. danxille, va. Matriculated 1913 " Jimmy, " " Tushhog " ■■To draw folk to hevene h ) falrnessc. B SooJ ensaniplc, this n»u5 his fcispnessc - Chcuc. Piivale Co, " F " ; Class E al Co. •T " ; -.ce-P,es,- V Baseball; Class Baskel- FoURTH Cl ball. Third Class: Cor] denl Class; ' Va Ball. SfxOND Class: First Sergeant Co. " D " ; Vice- President Class; Class Basket-Ball; .Assistant Manager Basket-Ball; Marshal Final Ball; ■Varsity Baseball. First Class: First Lieutenant Co. " E " ; Nice- President Class; Class Baskel-Ball; Manager Basket-Ball; ' i ' . M. C. A. Cabinet; Mono- gram Club (3, 2, 1); Marshall Final Ger- man; Bomb Staff; ' Varsity Baseball. ERILY, verily, this doth be a chivalrous knighte of ye aulden tymes. At ye beck of ye Class of Nineteen, ten, and seven ye selfsame hero becometh Vice-President of ye angry mob, and remaineth so ye rest of ye days. He be fair of face and soft of harte, and opposeth noone. He draweth all womankind unto him, and falleth a victim to ye wyles of every one. He trieth to improve ye looks by ye wearing out of ye mirror, and becometh very perturbed that he doth not grow m ore prettie. He weareth ye laurels of ye fine baseball player, and loseth ye baseballs as all ye other things on every occasion. He be ye victim to ye nervousness, and when in such state useth loud oaths of protestation. Ye Beacon heareth hym once when he be administering verbal justyce to ye " rat " in hys company, and ' tis rumored, this cost him one strype. Albeit, ye lad hath manie virtues. He be ye fryende indeed. He be bound to succeed, and make ye name for hymselfe. " Bo s, I ' m going to gel Jorvn arul siuJ THE BOMB-1917 Jack Hart weatherford, texas Matriculated 1914 " Jack " " Texas Hard Bo] , ' " Full-Back " " Here take niv heart wilt h e safe ■n thl Ifccping. " - Thoma s Moor - Thjrd C ball. LASS Pr vale Co " D " Class Foot Second Class : P rivate Co. " D " ; Class Foot ball Ma shal Final B all. First Class: Priv ale C o. •E " ; Varsily Foot- ball- Mor ogra m Cli b; Marsh al Flna Ger- man CaJel S aff. I •■IVING his favorite cow horse, Pete, a farewell caress, and doffing his " Chaps " and Sombrero to don his " store clothes, " " Jack " said goodbye to the land of the greaser and rattlesnakes, the land of bronchos and cowboys, to come East. He arrived a year late. A pretty boy " Jack " is not. A hard boy he is — hitting the line like a ton of brick, and one of the hardest tacklers that ever left his feet on a flying dive, so football men say. Jack ' s thoughts often wander back to the Lone Star State, and all indications are that he is a " Big Dog " somewhere, and cannot be bothered with the fair Virginia " calic. " Be it as it may, this " little Bru- nette " helps him keep the mail carriers busy. Well, old man, when you walk down the line, and tell everyone goodbye, V. M. I. loses a man. Stick on the job like you did on those big backs you hit on the football field, and you will get there. We all wish you every success, and hope that ' 17 will not entirely lose you by gradu- ation. A. Richard Horn ST. LOUIS, MO. Matriculated 1916 (Jan.) " Dick, " " Willie " " IVhal a dan inc. Epinircor, rascal U ihi - Shakc.pca Second Cla.ss: Private Co. " F. " FiR. T Class: Pi, vale Co. -F " ; Marshal Final German: Fcolball Squad; Mandolin Club. SECOND Class " Rat " is one of the rarest of the species, and, believe me, this particular one was some queer rodent. When he first came, in Jan- uary, 1916, his brother " rats " could only stand around with open mouths and wondrous eyes, and listen to the tales of the city of much " Bud. " When he ran out of wind, he ' d pick up a poor unoffending mandolin, and just naturally rip music out of it. No wonder all the " Mistahs " flocked around to his room. He had some military training before he came here; in fact he said he was a color-sergeant, so he was placed immediately in the rear rank with only a few misgivings. He takes elec- tricity in big doses, and by the time " Monk " finishes with him, will probably know how to run lights without get- ting caught. He expects to settle down in his ideal city, Indianapolis, some day, and become a motorman on the street car of bliss. Good luck, " Dick! " You haven ' t been with the bunch long, but you ' re one of us, and your success is ours. ■■ •m going to hor. omh and hruih T hcn I orajuate. " THE BOMB-ISIT Joseph Stebbins Lawson south boston, va. Matriculated 1913 " S ia fel;, " " Sieb, " " Squegee " " Stebbinus " ' Is lappjl as a Lover ; and altirej With sudden bri§hlness, lil c a man inspired. " — lVordsT„orlh. Fourth Cla ate Co. " C. " Third Class: Private Co. " C ; Cadet Dialectic Socety. Second Class: Private Co. " D " ; Marshal Final Ball; Cadet Dialectic Society. Ferst Class: Private Co. " D " ; Marshal Final German; Cadet Staff; BoMB Staff; Class Baseball. I S THIS a derelict of the present war, or a horrible example of the result of child- labor in factories? At any rate he hails from South Boston, and this is enough to hold against any one man. To this charge " Shakey " pleads " Guilty, " and defies anyone to prove that Halifax is not the best county in the State. But " Squegee " is diminutive, being readily able to hide behind his opened mouth. He is proud of the distinction of being leader of the slippery First Class Privates, a distinction he well deserves. His chief delight is to play " hard. " " Steb " has caused the O. C. ' s no little trouble in their midnight inspections. When he is covered up with his " downy, " he does not even cause the latter ' s surface to ripple. Hence, it is impossible to determine whether he is in his cot or not, unless his mouth is showing. Society suits this biscuit-cutter to a " T. " " Shakey " will some day rival his brother in becoming the leading citizen of South Boston, and, maybe, of HaHfax. Luck to you, Steb- binus ! I William Borrow Leggett plainfield, n. j. Matriculated 1912 ' •Bill, " " Ratlle-Brain, " " Flop " " Company, villianoiis company, hath been ihe — Shal espcare. Fourth Class: Privale Co. " A " ; Gym. Team. Third Class: Corporal Co. " E " ; Assistant Manager Basket-Bali ; Gym. Team. Seco.nd Class: First Sergeant Co. " C " ; Marshal Fmal Ball; Gym. Team; Tennis Team. First Class: Captain Co. " B " ; Gym. Team; Tennis Team; Marshal Final Germai I AM a good boy. I don ' t curse, drink or smoke, Sir, " said " Bill " on his appear- ance at the arch. How little " Bill " really knew of life at V. M. I. However, he soon became a " keydet, " and falling into all the habits of a " keydet, " did well until he received that bump in the gym. From that time on you could mention any disease or ailment, and " Bill " would swear he had it. Invariably, at every Hop, he falls in love with " another calic, " and plans his future. " Flop " seems to want to buy out the Post Exchange, and almost does it. In spite of his nickname, " Rattle- Brain " is bright, and swears he will some day discover perpetual motion. So beware, folks, and prepare to receive among you Sir William, who will revolutionize, or cause a revolution. -Crcai gu II m y BOMB-lQiy George Bartley Lockhart honaker, va. Matriculated 1913 " George, " " C. B. " " Bus-Head -Mvstcrio, Halh llw 5 lore, uncertain treasure, more of pain or pleasure? Yd who would live, and live without ihecT — Addison. Fourth Class : Private Co. •■F. " Third Class: Private Co. " F. " Second Class- lie Society Ball. Private Co. " F " ; Cadet Dialec- Debating Team; Marshal Final First Class: Private Co. " F " ; Cadet Slaff ; Secretary-Treasurer Cadet Dialectic Society; Marshall Final German. I HIS would-be disciple of the " Monk " arrived at the arch direct from the wilds of Southwest Virginia, riding one of those famous long-winded bulls, for which that section is noted. Said animal has been well cared for ever since, and during the last year has been rampant in No. 31 at all times. This " Worryless Wonder " can be perfectly happy either reading light literature, eating, sleeping, playing cards, or writing to one of his numerous ; and George is always doing one or the other, for studying bores him exceedingly. These tendencies, to- gether with the bull, have often been disastrous to his room-mates. " G. B. " shines in his ability to master any of the " Dago " languages without seeming effort. His ambition is a variable quan- tity. One day, it is to be married; the next, to enter the army, and so on down the list. Money, to him, means only stamps for his letters, and biguns, and dopes for himself and his menagerie. In after life may he reach his heaven — the world wherein work is unknown. THE BOMB-1917 Clarence Ames Martin accomac, va. Matriculated 1914 " Plough-boy, " " Martini " " Jinlfs " When he enjoveJ hh enem],. like his hccfsleak. ihe heller for ihe healinS. " — Sir Thomas More. Third Class: Pnvaie Co. -B-; Class Baseball. Second Class: Quarlermaster Sergeant Co. " C " : Class Baseball; Class Foolball. First Class: Battalion Quartermaster; Class Football; Class Baseball; ' Varsity Track; Bomb Staff; Marshal Final German. I HIS landed in the arch wearing a hickory shirt and a pair of overalls, and carrying a baseball bat. Since his arrival, many attempts have been made to civilize him. and these seem successful, although few would believe it after seeing him in blood-thirsty pursuit of some Third Classman or other of low degree, for, in such moments, he is relentless, remorseless, terrible. Although a highbrow of the first order, he has his moments of dumbness, being unable at one time to tell whether he was on guard or in the hay, to the amazement of B. D. Mayo. He has been right there with the mit to help ' 1 7 win two championships in baseball, and broke his face on a " Mistah " in last year ' s football series. Being an all- ' round good scout, we can predict for him only one sort of future, but, just to make it safe, here ' s wishing him all the success in the world. May he manage to register as many maxes on the world as he has on " Tommy. " THE BOMB-1917 — W Harry Millard Mason blackstone, va. Matriculated 1914 " Monk, " " Pete " " Hap " ■■H s a gooJ fellow, ami ' (n.. all be well. " ■ — Omar Khay yam. Third Class: Private Co. " D. Second Class: Private Co. " B " ; Class Foot- ball; Marshal Final Ball. FiRST Class: Private Co. " B " ; Class Football; Marshal Final German. HOW this ever found its way into these portals has ever been mystical. How- ever, be it said, that " Monk ' s " appearance here has been a source of no little gratification and aid to the local genealogists, for from close observation of him they have reached the conclusion that Darwin ' s Theory of Evolution should be established as a universal law. " Pete " ventured one night into the mysteries of Lex- ington society. Suddenly, not long after he had left barracks, his room-mates heard a mighty panting and howling just outside of 10- A. They rushed to the window! As soon as it was cracked, in hopped " Monk. " All he could say was, " That big brother! That big brother! " But granting the above, we must admit that not a day comes but what also comes to this most-likable and good-natured youth letters galore. We are banking on you. " Monk, " and wish you the greatest success. " II Morgan Reagan Mills richmond, va. " Mike, " " Local Boy " " M ! pisses are his tiailv feail. AnJ pel he robs me of his resl. " — Thomas Lod ge. Third Class: Private Co. " E " ; Class Football; Class Baseball. StcoND Class: Sergeant Co. " E " ; Captain Class Football: Class Basket-Bali; Class Baseball; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " E " Football Squad; Marshal Final German. A HEN this prototype of the devil dropped into Lexington, he began his career by ornamenting the whole place with countless numbers of stickers, advertising Peconut Crisp. It is needless to say that he became crisp a week later. In his wild career as a Third Class " rat " he won everlasting fame as leader of the Dirty Dozen, whose sole purpose it was to disregard old cadets, and make it warm for their " Brother Rats. " However, he has met his Waterloo in Ellipses Saunders. As a Second Classman he surprised everyone by receiving Bull Sergeant at Make- Overs, only to shed many salty tears at Finals. Now he has joined the ranks of the First Class Privates, and he actually celebrated it by crossing the court-yard with a towel under his arm. Soon " Mike " will go out into the cold, cold world, but if his head stays as scarlet, and his never failing cheek does not fail him, he cannot miss his target. Here ' s hoping! " Kiss fer ve! " THE BOMB-1917 Frank Louis Morrison fort worth, texas Matriculated 1913 " Franl( " " Come what, come mav — lime ami liJe run Ihroulh ihe rouohesl Jav. " — Shakespeare. Fourth Class: Private Co. " E. " Third Class: Private Co. " E. " Second Class: Private Co. " A " ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " A " ; Marshal Final German. — T I HIS noble young man is a fair representative from the wilds of Texas. He is a true patriot of his State, for, from morning ' til night, he boasts of the great possibiHties of this section of the country. He is confident that Liberal Arts is the best course here. He is doomed to be a great statesman some day. Frank is a great reader, and as soon as the O. D. inspects, down goes his hay, a book in one hand and something good to eat in the other. He was largely instrumental in arranging the kitchen for 10 B, session 1916-1917, and when anyone was hungry, he knew whom to call upon. At tennis he has suddenly become a shark. He is, as his name signifies, a frank creature, and we are confident that he will make good. " LelS run light: Marshall Gilliam Munce RICHMOND, VA. Matriculated 1913 " Coat. " " C. C, " " Rim, " " Fuzzy " " Mike " " I ' ve mcoiurcJ H from siJc h ' Tii three feel on " and n.o side — eel n-rVc. " Fourth Class: Private Co. " D " leclic Society; Class Football. Cadet D.a. Fhird Class: Corporal Co. " C " ; leclic Society; Football Squad. Cadet D.a- Second Class: Color Sergeant Co. " F " ; Cadet Dialectic Socety; Debating Team; Football Squad; Marshal Final Ball; .Assistant Man- baseball. FlR T Class: First Lieutenant Co. " C " ; Man- aaer Baseball; Cadet Dialectic Society; Editor-in-Chief Bomb; Cadet Staff; Marshal Final German; Football Squad. " | UZZY " is a great advocate of Woman Suffrage, and has one grave weakness, which every cadet craves — " Gim Riding. " Did you say furlough? Well, here is the guy that put the " fur " in " furlough. " Every time a certain young lady is going to be in Richmond for a day or so, he always uses this matchless art of riding — to Richmond. Although he is a living example of John Bancroft ' s Whale, he can do more for " HiS Bomb " in less time than St. Vitus could begin to do. He even has " His Photographer " to take pictures for " His Bomb " while he is drudging away on the gridiron. " How many ' calics ' is ' Mike ' having up to his house party? " (This is a familiar question asked around Hop times, and shows that he has a winning way with the ladies.) ' Tis need- THE BOMB-1917 James McDowell, Jr. fincastle, va. Matriculated 1914 " Mac, " " MacDoodle, " MacDouglas " " O steep, !i is a gentle ihing. Beloved from pole to pole. " — Coleridge. Third Class: Private Co. " D " ; Class Basket- ball; Class Baseball. Second Class: Private Co. " D " ; Class Fool- ball; Class Baseball; Class Baskel-Ball. First Class: Private Co. " D " ; Class Football; Class Baseball; Class Basket-Ball; Marshal Final German. I HREE short years ago the great metropolis of Fincastle sent forth this young hope to represent her at V. M. I., although with his departure she gave up one-third of her population. Nor was Fincastle disappointed, for immediately " Mac- Douglas " distinguished himself by making one hundred straight maxes in Cots and Covers. During his keydetship " Mac " has shown marked athletic abilities, especially in baseball, because whenever he hits the ball, everyone stops to gaze at the graceful (?) curves of his lower extremities when in action, and forgets the ball. He is also quite a favorite with the fair sex, perhaps because of his wonderful danc- ing. However, taking all in all, we can safely predict a successful future for " Mac. " If he continues at his present pace, he ' ll surely be Mayor of Fincastle some day. " Co on. ' Co Stephen Yates McGiffert duluth, minn. Matriculated 1913 " Maggie Ferl, " " Maggie, " " T. D. " " Lindv " " In milikirv riiU-s he aas ihc murk and glass, copy and hoolf. ihal fashiuned olhers. " — Shakespeare. Fourth Class: Private Co. " B " ; Cadei Dialec- tic Society. Third Class: Corporal Co. " E " ; CacJet Dialec- tic Society. Second Class: Sergeant Co. " F " ; Cadet Dia- lectic Society; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: First Lieutenant Co. " B " ; Cadet Dialectic Society; Marshal Final German; Cadet Staff; BoME Staff. A HEN you catch a glimpse of this Chinese puzzle picture, you can readily understand why it is impossible to do justice to the origmal. Therefore, we can but try. When a " rat, " " Maggie " roomed with " Steve " and the " China- man, " who frequently used him as a doormat. As a Third and Second Classman he divided his time between chasing chevrons and learning " bad habits. " Needless to say, he obtained a good supply of both. At Finals he obligingly brought up " calics " for his room-mates. He had to give up either his habits or his chevrons, so he went to Plattsburg and lost the habits. One day " Maggie " asked " Steve " what the inside of a bath-house resembled. McGiffert, however, is a budding military genius, an artist of repute, and, above all, the only original " Maggie. " Here ' s hoping he will get a sweet little " calic " some day. THE BOMB-19iy a«r Charles Patterson Nash alderson, w. va. Matriculated 1913 " Charlie, " " Chick " Never Jo lo-Ja ) mhal )o put off till to- — Vasft. Privale Co. " E " ; Class Basket- " B " ; Captain Cla Third Cij SS: Private Co. Basket-Bail. Second Cl SS: First Sergeant Co. " F " ; Captain Class Basket-Ball; Marshal Final Ball; Assistant Manager Football. First Class: Captain Co. " C " ; Marshal Final German: Y. M. C. A. Cabinet: Advertising Manager Cadet: Assistant Business Manager Bomb. ZA PINK-CHEEKED, auburn-haired youth with an " I-wish-I-was-back home " expression came into the main arch in 1913. Now, behold him! That sweet, innocent expression has departed, and you see instead the set determined face of the pompous, dignified, hard-hearted Captain of Company " C. " The last man everywhere he goes; he gets boned for " Cot down and asleep in same " during the day and " Lights up and out of hay " at night, all in the same twenty-four hours; can ' t live an hour without saying " Wait a minute " five times. The " call of the calic " came to " Chic " when he was a Second Classman. He showed that he was a " calic " man, too, and ere the dawn of day at the Final Ball, he had cast in his lot with the " Big Dogs. " Though you do waste lots of time, " Charlie, " and put things off, you are generally there at Roll Call. With your personality and judgment you ' re bound to come out at the big end of the horn. THE BOMB-iei7 Llewellyn Neale, Jr. richmond, va. Matriculated 1913 " Willie, " - ' Ellen ' " IV ell. icM, l kc " ? " ' • ' I ' !arl an J counter fell to he a man. " — Shal(cspcare. Fourth Class: Pnvaie Co. " B. " Third Class: Private Co. " B. " StCOND Class: Private Co. " C " : Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " C " ■ Marshal Final German. SMALL boy with a big name entered the V. M. I. in 1913, and soon found his cognomen shortened to " Willie. " Since then he has grown up to Co. " C, " but is still known as " Willie, " in spite of the fact that he is now a famous Love- Pirate. The postman has asked for another route because of " Willie ' s " excess mail, and because he says he is particular about odors and cannot bear a mixture of per- fumes. " Willie ' s " pink envelopes always smell of heliotrope, and the lilac of patchouli. He knows about automobiles, and can spot a Ford way out on the Staun- ton road, the other side of the bridge, simply by the sound, and he knows a Twin-Six Packard from a Cadillac just as soon as it begins to breathe hard to start. He has chosen Electrical, and we may hear more about " Willie " by wireless. Ta-ta, " Willie! " May your days be peaceful, and your future all you want it to be. THE BOMB-ISIT James Archie Nelms newport news, va. Matriculated 1914 " Archie, " " Arch " " HU limbs arc bowed, but not mlh toil. " — Coleridge. Third Class: Private Co. " A " ; ' Varsity Foot- ball; ' Varsity Basket-Bail. Second Class: First Sergeant Co. " E " ; ' Varsity Football; Final Ball Committee; Hop Com- mittee. FlR.ST Class: Captain Co. " E " ; ' Varsity Fool- ball; ' Varsity Basket-Ball; Varsity Track; Hop Committee; Marshal Final German; Monogram Club (3, 2, I). I HIS disciple of the old alchemists hails from Newport News, where his favorite pastime is to drift slowly across Hampton Roads on a stormy day in his little birch canoe, lazily listening to the sad sea waves. Owing, however, to his aversion for anything effeminate, he cannot be classed as a sentimentalist. Probably he was disappointed in love. We only know he goes to sleep every night by the soft strains of " Yearning for You, " and awakens every morning with a smile, as though he had dreamed of pleasant, by-gone days. " Archie ' s " rare smile wins him many friends wherever he goes. He is to be an instructor in Chemistry, and some day he may be a big fat colonel. We wish you luck, " Arch, " and if you hit the obstacles of hfe with all the force you use in football, we know that success is yours. Shirley Watts Noell lynchburg, va. Matriculated 1913 " S. Noell " " South West " " Keydet " " My spirits grom Jutl and fain I moidJ Beguile ibe tedious day ivith sleep. " — Shalt;espeare, Fourth Class: Private Co. " F. " Third Class: Private Co. " F. " Second Class : Quartermaster Sergeant Co. " D " ; Chairman Final Ball Committee; Assistant Advertising Manager The Cadet: Debating Team; Parliamentarian Cadet Dialectic Society. Fjrst Class: Private Co. " F " ; Editor-in-Chief The Cadet: BoMB Staff; Chairman Hop Committee; Chairman Final German Com- mittee; Cadet Dialectic Society; N ' aledic- Z_ MORE perfect type of Liberal Artist than the " Keydet " has never been produced. Last year he received training under Groover and Christian, and he has developed into the premier of the " hay-mongers. " " S. Noeil " has the distinction of being the only man who can go to sleep under any circumstances, so if ever you find him with his head resting on a coil of barbed wire, don ' t be alarmed, for he will merely be taking a little snooze. Until recently he has been noted for his good luck, but he is now more prominent as a confirmed woman-hater, and is said to be on the trail of the " man who done him wrong. " However, he loves the ladies too well to stay away from them long, and we feel sure he will be getting pink letters again in a short time. But ' JP ' tI " Keydet " is also a " smart gen ' man, " and we predict for ML, - . . a-J S. Noell, the driver of the Canyon Ball, much success. " iVake me up for drill. Miss Rheutsy. " THE BOMB-1917 John Robert Pender. Jr. tarboro, n. c. Matriculated 1913 " Johnny, " " Buzz " " IVe shall rcsl. and in faith Ke shall need it. " ■ — Kipling. Fourth Class: Private Co, " F " ; Class Base- ball. Third Class: Corporal Co. " F " ; Class Base- ball. Second Class: Sergeant Co. " F " ; Class Base- ball; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. ' F " ; Class Baseball; Cadet Staff; Marshal Final German; Cadet Dialectic Society. I HIS long, loose, double-jointed specimen from the wilds of Tarboro drifted into our midst four long years ago. During all this time no one has caught him with his mouth closed. Even when not arguing with someone, he still keeps it open. John has had quite a career — " Bull Corp " and then rising to the dignity of " Bull Sergeant " — preparation for his slippery First Class year. In days gone by he was an adept at hoisting flags, and had the honor to raise Seventeen to the breeze one event- ful night. Since he turned his attention to Chemistry, " Hippy ' s " hair has gradually turned gray, and he has never looked the same since he nearly went up with the gun- cotton our bird made one day. Nevertheless, he is a good scout, and if his adventurous spirit doesn ' t prove his downfall, he is bound for success. Here ' s how. THE BOMB-1917 Robert Stevenson Pendleton fine creek mills, va. Matriculated 1913 " Rat. " " Kill-Jov, " " Sot " ■■Ami n-c ' tt lake a cup o ' inc .ies» yet For AM Lans Svnc! " — Burns. Fourth Class: Privale Co. " E " ■ Class Foot- ball. Third Class: Corporal Co. " B " ; Class Foot- ball. Slcond Class: Private Co. ■■B " ; Class Foot- ball; Marshal Final Ball. FtRST Class: Private Co. ■B " : Class Football; Marshal Final German. LOW in action, but mighty in muscle, this young Sampson entered these sacred walls in the fall of 1913, and ere many days had passed, it was apparent that he was destined to become the first honored as tug of war. These honors were due to the fact that he achieved a brilliant success in piloting a Titanic in Norfolk harbor for fourteen dances, with intervals only for mopping the perspiration from his noble brow. Although a member of Tommy ' s crew he neglects his Roofs and Bridges for his Cots and Covers, and his favorite expression after each class is, " Boys, I had a bad day! " " Rat " now performs his guard duty elsewhere than barracks, and on several occasions was late being relieved, thereby running absents to Tattoo. " Sot " is a firm believer in the fact that " calic " and wines will not mix, so he never lets the former interfere with his " spirits. " Regardless of his pessimism and other failings, we expect to see him accomplishing great things as a civil engineer, and we wish him the very best of luck. THE BOMB-1917 Francis Davis Porcher st. louis, mo. Matriculated 1913 " Wear " " All things I thouchl I knea, bat now confe. The more I knoru I know. I know the Ic. Fourth Class: Private Co. " C. " Third Class r Private Co. " C. " Second Class: Private Co. " A. " First Class: Private Co. " A. " I ADIES and gentlemen, when this object blew in from his western wigwam in 1913, no bugologist was able to classify the insect. In his " rat " year he tried most of the rooms on the third and fourth stoops, but couldn ' t find one with a large enough radiator to hold the weekly washing which he involuntarily took in for old cadets. Climbing House Mountain with a lunch of Dold ' s " canned dogs " to stay his fainting stomach, and swimming the old North River, in season and out of season, have been his favorite stunts. He adopts an indifferent pose towards " calics, " and but for the boxes of crystallized orange blossoms that arrive from the Far South we might believe he means it. He takes Civil, and hopes to become a full-fledged ditch-digger by going to Mass. Tech, where Tourists are not, and there is no Rev. ; neither Tattoo nor Taps. So long, " Weary, " may your ditches be good ones, and your bridges carry you over to success. Ernest Carroll Porter norfolk, a. Matriculated 1913 " E. Z., " " Easv, " " E. C. " " What mother could so happy be As not lo covet inch us he? " — Roherl UmlerwooJ Johm, Fourth Class: Private Co. " E " ; Cadel Dialec- tic Society. Third Class: Corporal Co. " C " : Secretary- Treasurer Cadet Dialectic Society. Second Class: Sergeant Co. " D " ; Vice-Presi- deni Cadet Dialectic Society; Marshal Final First Class: Second Lieutenant Co. " A " ; Cadel Dialectic Society; Marshal Final German; Advertising Manager BoMB. r ORl ER is indeed a martyr to his name, and is never more happy than when acting in this capacity — especially when the " calics " are around. We all know that he has a way with the ladies, and that they simply can ' t resist him, although one fair damsel was known to daringly remark to this humble autocrat that she thought he might use some hair tonic to a good advantage. Perhaps you have been down in the Bath House when he used the hair tonic (?), and will back my statement that it is called Sheep Dip everywhere else, and that it smells just like Mess Hall on Sunday mornings when we have fresh (?) eggs for breakfast. But " E. C. " fairly eats work, and is not satisfied unless busy over something. In this we envy him, and know that through it he will some day make a name for himself. " IVcll nou. ni tell lioii. " THE BOMB-19iy Donald Everett Rheutan richmond, va. Matriculated 1913 " Rheutsp, " " Miss Rheutsv " " So STVccl a face, such angel grace. " — Tennyson, Fourth Class: Private Co. " A. " Third Class: Piivale Co. " A. " Second Class: Sergeant Co. " A " : Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " A " ; Marshal Final German; CaJei Staff; BoMB Staff. " " I ES. our " Miss Rheutsy " is quite a social belle. You can always tell when Hops are coming, as he then gets well enough to leave the hospital and return to barracks till they are over, and, incidentally, let us tell you, he is a regular V. Castle in form as well as in the terpsychorean art. By his gross amount of b-aching, one would think he was always just ' fore passing out, but his room-mates claim he has only the imagination and the Piedmont habit. So now we pay no more attention to his ailments. Nevertheless, he knows the art of " gim riding " well enough to get down to Richmond once in a while, and by the amount of mail he receives after these trips, we judge they were not in vain. But with all his troubles Donald is always ready to lend a helping hand to all. The best wishes of his many friends at V. M. I. will always follow him in after life. (i James Kirk Ring johnson city, tenn. Matriculated 1913 " J. K. " " Croolf " " Diamond " " Thou, whom Ihe rich heavens did io endoiv IVith eyes of power and Jove ' s own hroni. " — IVhUlier. Fourth Class: Private Co. " C. " Third Class: Private Co. " C. " .Second Class: Private Co. " C " ; Marshal FinaF Ball. First Class: Pr.vate Co. " C " ; Marshal Fmal German. FTER two weeks of " Prep., " in the summer of thirteen. Kirk inhabited the fourth stoop library during his " rat " year. From the beginning of his career " J. K. " was always a most ardent lover of hay, more hay, and, this being the case, he took Chappy ' s Arts. Believe me, he is some artist. Note his vivid descriptions of the wonderful metropolis of Johnson City, Tenn., U. S. A. This " Hard Boy " from the Tennessee jungles goes so far as to read Cosmos, Snappy Stories, tries to inhale cigarettes, runs absents from Tattoo, and wonders why he bulls out. We fear James has missed his vocation in not taking Law, because he is certainly strong on disputation, and can be heard arguing with " Rat " far into the night, almost any time, on any subject, from the Blue Book to the Solar System. With all your delinquencies, we assure you success in life. Kirk, if you will pursue it as strenuously as you pursue your hay. -Bovs. ple cut out Ihe h-achins. I hulled THE BOMB-ISIT (cllc) Fielding Slaughter Robinson norfolk, va. Matriculated 1914 " Fee, " " Blick, " " Mike " " A woman is onlv a iDoman. hul a good cigar- moke- — Kipling. Third Class: Private Co. " E " ; Mandolin Club. Second Class : Quartermaster Sergeant Co. " B " ; Class Football Assistant Manager Football; Mandolin Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Cadet Adjutant; Manager Fool- ball; Class Football; Marshal Final Ger- man; Bomb Staff. I AZE upon him, ladies; he is invincible! Whole souled, and heart free! Out- side of entering as a Third Class " rat, " we admit that " Mike " is all there, and regret that he did not join us in Thirteen, when Seventeen started its career at the Institute. He makes nightly pilgrimages to No. 1 08, where, with the help of " Baboon " Taylor, he attempts to produce the real article in the harmony line. When the big four get together, there is no sleep for occupants below. He has decided to follow the trail of " Old Rat, " which we attribute for his affinity for Ethyl, although he is the personification of temperance. His greatest weakness, and which is also a source of much annoyance, to his room-mates, is his practicing of serenading the moon with the aid of a guitar. Turning on the Victrola does not feaze him, and his horrible sounds go on. It is hard to predict success in these times of overflowing professions, but we hope that the weaver of destinies has something in store for him. HuJ m ' s k-J (o David Lewis Ruffner charleston, w. va. Matriculated 1913 " Ruff-nec, " " Bollle " nv. though he lovcJ hul on — Bvrov Fourth Class: Private Co. " F. " TlMRD Class: Corporal Co. " F. " SlcOND Class: Sergeant Co. " A " ; Class Fool- larshal Final Ball; ' Varsity Track. First Class: Private Co. " A " ; Marshal Final German; Class Football; Monogram Club (2, I); Captam and Manager Track. I I NE day in September four years ago, a long, slim, drink of water, with coal dust still clinging to him, made his first appearance in the great metropolis of Lexington. He soon arrived at the arch, where he informed the O. D. that he v ' as a coal digger from West Virginia, and that he wished to become a fol- lower of Tommy. This noble specimen has worn chevrons off and on, but evidently does not like to wear them all the time. Now and then he studies and writes to " calic, " or better, he writes to his " calic " now and studies then. He has already gotten parcel post rates on mail matter to some town in the -mids of West Virginia. " Ruff-nec ' s " ambitions are to be a civil engineer, so he can go back to the coal fields, and dig coal with a transit. With his tireless energy we feel sure that he will some day dig clear through that mountain. Here ' s luck to him, anyway. THE BOMB-1917 — H Carlton Jackson Saunders richmond, va. Matriculated 1913 " Hippy, " " Egg-Head " " Oh, beautiful ni hl. ihou werl not made fo sleep! " — Bwon. Fourth Class: Privale Co. " B " ; Hop Com- mitlee. Third Class: Corporal Co. " E " ; Hop Com- mlltee. Second Class: Private Co. " E " ; Class Foot- ball; Assistant Leader Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " E " ; Vice-President Cotillion Club; Assistant Cheer Leader; Captain Class Football; Assistant Leader Final German. •■T I HIS specimen arrived from Richmond with a reputation as a Lady Killer, and has lived up to it. We have been unable to find out if the extraordinary shape of his dome, or the attractive parabolic curve of his back, has been the chief attraction. When a Third Classman he joined the ranks of the Worthless Club, and rapidly rose to the leadership, his activities in this line being the talk of the barracks. We have to thank this young man, who, with E. Bruin, have made our Hops this year the most enjoyable in the history of the Institute. He is a Chemist by inclination, and if he is as successful in mixing the elements as he is in manipulating his many love affairs, his success is assured. Well, here s luck to you, " Hippy. " We expect to see you rise at an early day to the top of your chosen profession, and we feel confident that you will not disappoint us. Frank East Schlegel norfolk, va. Matriculated 1913 " Rustv, " " Iron Filings " " He of their micl cJ ma A Shall ihem aJmonish, and before ihen, scf The pathi of righteousness. " — Milton. Fourth Cuss: Private Co. " B " ; Class Fool- ball. Third Class: Corporal Co. " B " ; Class Fool- ball. Second Class: SergeanI Co. " D " ; Class Fool- ball; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " E " : Class Fooiball; Marshal Final German. r USyi ' HARDBOW " official bouncer of iOO-B, and uncontested leader of the scrap iron gang. A monstrous dog, I should say. Take a squint at his countenance, and see if you don ' t think his titles are appropriate. I am sure you would think so if you ever saw the original, and heard the harsh tones in which he speaks to the intruders of the " roof garden. " It has been said that three times a day doth he call for nails with which to appease his hunger. When an all important corporal he created quite a sensation by putting the flags up upside down. MoRAL: He who putteth the flags up upside down shall surely wear a clean sleeve. " Rusty " has two ambitions, one to find something that will re- move rust, and the other to be a demon m the electrical world. But with all his hardness and rust, he has some fine qualities, and he leaves these yellow walls with best wishes for a prosperous future. THE BOMB-191 ' 7 ■ — Ws Lemuel Cornick Shepherd, Jr. norfolk, va. Matriculated 1913 " Lem, " " Shep, " " Shem Lepherd " " Thou an the man lo rule her. " — Tennyson. Fourth Class: Private Co. " F " ; Class Fool- ball. Third Class: Corporal Co. " E " ; Class Fool- ball. Second Class: Privale Co. " E " ; Class Fool- ball: ' Varsily Track; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " C " ; Class Football; •Varsity Track; Marshal Final German. NHEM LEPHERD, Dig Bog, smiter of hearts, otherwise known as " Lem. " But do not judge too harshly, for this susceptible surveyor has raved wildly about three " Janes " in as many month s. On passing No. 1 8 any night in " the wee small hours " he may be seen peacefully toiling on one of Tommy ' s structures, while he hums soft love ditties. Other times he can be found on top of the bed rolls sleeping peacefully. Occasionally he studies, and in honor of the occasion assumes remark- able poses to keep awake, such as kneeling on the table, or draping himself around the chair. His chief asset is his wonderful ability to express himself in such phrases as " A heap sight more better. " This drinker of alum water resembles John Alden, the difference being that he needed no messenger boy to carry the news to Pris- cilla. We can safely say that his energy and kindness will help attain his highest ambitions. John Walter Squire portsmouth, va. Matriculated 1914 " HonI(a, " " Judge " ami therefore lei him pass fnr -Shakespeare. 1 HiRD Class: Private Co. " C. " Second Class: Private Co. " D " ; Class Fool- ball; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " D " . Class Football; Marshal Final German. I ADIES and gentlemen, behold! The only living specimen in captivity, brought here from the wilds of Port Norfolk. He is not wild — no, far from it. But his appearance? About as broad as he is long and shaped like a sack of flour tied in the middle. " Honka " chose to follow " Monk " in his electrical researches, and has followed faithfully ever since. His favorite pastime is to write and receive letters from Nashville. He had a fairly decent rep. before rooming with " Pig " and " Ruff- nec, " but since — well, he ' s not responsible. He claims that he is going to put Thomas A. Edison out of sight, and in this he has our best wishes for a great success. Make a noise, " Honka. " THE BOMB-1917 Matthew Weaver Steele greenwood, miss. Matriculated 1914 " Matt, " " June, " Hard Boy " ■Ti$ .t w iosc an upon ihal tam as i rcaaotu who depends the best of friends. " — IVordsTitorlh. Third Class: Private Co. " F " ; Class Foolball; Class Basket-Bali. Second Class: Quartermaster Sergeant Co. ■F " ; Class Basket-Bail; -Varsity Football; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Captain Co. " F " ; ' Varsity Foot- ball; Bomb Staff; Class Basket-Ball; Mar- shal Final German: Monogram Club (2. I). r " ULLING the cotton from his clothes, " June " came to us from a plantation near that one-horse town of Greenwood, Miss. He entered as a Third Class " rat, " and at an early date took a prominent position in his class. " Matt " made a name for himself in football by fighting like a mad man from whistle to whistle. Although a countryman he takes great delight in all forms of society. Loudly does he call for his Weekly Disappointment on the day it is due to arrive, and eagerly doth he devour every line about the cotton market, or about the activities or crimes of his many home-town friends. But this is not all: every day he nearly worries the hfe out of his room-mates and Dulaney until they supply him with that bit of paper from Linger-Longer-Suite, Ward-Belmont. " Hard Boy " has never been known to fail at anything he has undertaken. May he be as successful in life as he has been in his V. M. I. career. Merile Harris Stevenson williamson, w. va. Matriculated 1913 • ' Sieve, " " S. 1. A. A.r " Bob ' ' IV here ignorun ■Ti, folly, lo be f. ;.vs. Fourth Class: Private Co. " C. " Third Class: Corporal Co. " D " ; Cadel Dla- leclic Society. Second Class: Sergeant Co. " E " ; Cadel Dia- lectic Society; Class Football; Debating Team; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Second Lieutenant Co. " C " ; Cadet Librarian; President Cadet Dialectic Society; Marshal Final German; CaJet Staff. THIS specimen, as his face indicates, is an unadultered product of the West Virginia coal fields. Arriving at barracks, he successfully ran the gauntlet of Third Classmen to his room, only to be confronted by " Maggie " and the " China- man. " Undismayed, he doffed his short trousers, and entered into the struggle with the Yellow Peril, from which he emerged triumphant. This stage of development found him a mean Third Classman. He threw one bomb for which received ten drills, ten demerits, and corporal ' s chevrons at make-overs. This diplomatic stroke of the General routed the dare-devil bug from his head; the military bug took pos- session, and he deserted the first stoop annex. T he year following he became a disciple of " Old Rat. " Of his First Class year much can be said in a few words. The military bug has reigned supreme, and he has been a terror to both the running and the slippery. When he dons the red sash of authority, the exterior aspect of barracks would make the Deserted Village look like the Great White Way. ■Tuff y VA |ly| . . r THE BOMB-1917 Georce Calxin Tinsley gloucester, va. Matriculated 1914 " George. " " Cow " " The eternal feminine Jolh draw us on. " — Coeihe-FausL THfRD Class: Privale Co. " F " ; Class Football. Second Class: Private Co. " F " ; Class Football; Cadet Dialectic Society. First Class: Private Co. " F " : Class Football: Cadet Dialectic Society; Marshal Final Ger- JUS7 as the year 1895 was about to go out and make room for its successor, there was an addition to this litt ' e world of ours in the form of our subject, " George. " From this time on he grew and waxed strong in mind and body, until, as a stalwart country lad of nineteen summers, he turned his countenance towards Rockbridge County. As the East Lexington Special was backing painfully up from the trestle, some bold Third Classman spouted the usual quiz of " Where ' re you from. Mistah? " to our hero, who replied with the startlingly fresh retort of " I ' m from Gloucester; where ' re you from? " Of course, he had to learn, but able hands were waiting anxiously to teach him. Tinsley has got the background for success in him, and all his friends feel that he will not stop short of something big, but we must warn him against the fair sex. THE BOMB- Richard Walker, Jr. newport news, va. Matriculated 1914 " Madam. " " Dick " " Not one ri:lurm to letl of ihe road. Which to JUcover. nic must travel, loo. " — Omar Khayyam. Thibd Class: Private Co. " D. " Second Class: Sergeanl Co. ' ■C; Marshal Final First Class: Private Co. " C : Marshal Final German. I HIS beautiful boy is the original heart-breaker. He comes from that part of the continent where they say, " Aye, aye. Sir! " and is a regular sailor lad. However, we cannot account for a peculiar motion he has in walking, which reminds one of that well-known dance which is executed neither with the head or the feet. " Dick " loves to smoke his Sweet Briar pipe, and dream of girls with bobbed hair. He bravely upheld the traditions of the Guard Tree, and kept the occupants of No. 62 awake half the night, telling them of his discovery of a new sensation. With all her feminine faults, we wish our " Madam " the same success in life which she ex- perienced under the old Guard Tree. THE BOMB-1917 Joseph Guthrie Ward portsmouth, va. Matriculated 1912 " Piggy " " B-Pig " " Then he mil lalk— ' ood Sods! hon he will talk! " — Nathaniel Uc. Fourth Class: Private Co. " D " ; Class Fool- ball. Third Class: Private Co. " C " ; Gym. Team. Second Class: Private Co. " C. " First Class: Private Co. " D " ; Hop Committee; Marshal Final German. I ACK in the dark ages when Lexington was reached only by a canal boat, this little " Pig, " having strayed from its home in " Portsmouth, Va., Sir, " came squealing into the arch. After two attempts he finally jumped the sty into the Third Class, and became a disciple of " Old Rat " a year later. " Pig " early had aspira- tions to be a gymnast, but finding that Mother Nature had not cast him in that mold, he assumed the part of a clown, for which he was better fitted. His activity in other branches of athletics was confined to " rooting " on the side line. " Pig " is a frequenter of the " Alyum, " dividing his time between there and barracks. The high- est office he has ever held was " Official Bouncer " at the Hops, and anyone who has ever seen him dance will testify that he is the man for the job. If " this bit of pork " has the capacity for work that he has for con- suming food, his success in after life is assured. Benjamin Heath White leesburg, va. Matriculated 1913 " Caruso, " " Carus " " Sure it ' s fun lo he u ioUlUr Oh. US fun! fun! fun!- — Kipllu ' . I-OURTH Class: Private Co. " B. " Third Class: Private Co. " A. " Second Class: Private Co. " A " ; Cadet Dialec- tic Society; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " F " ; Marshal Final German. TOP, and look at this young man, gentle reader. How so many things can be encompassed by one noble brow is quite beyond " keydet " comprehension. This is the guy who " crew so " at one of the numerous " rat " sheenies that he came into the highest repute as a dirge singer. His songs, starting with the " Laundry List " and ending with " Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, " became the greatest attraction at their formal receptions. However, when the greatest metropolis of Loudon County — Leesburg — sent this gentleman to represent her, she not only sent one who had been used to leading the church choir, but also one of remarkable athletic abilities. He is a shark when it comes to tennis, but as this was too narrow a field for him, he went out for football. He is now putting on weight to whip McDougal. As he took the French Medal away from " George Whistling " Blow, we can expect him to take care of himself. " How ahoul something lo eat? " THE BOMB-1917 William Murray Whittle martinsville, va. Matriculated 1912 " Booze, " " Cobble " Of all the morJs of ioniue ami pen. The saddest are these. I ' ve bulled again. ' " — Apologies to IVhitlicr. Fourth Clas : Private Co . " A.- Third Class: Ball; Cla Corporal Co s Baseball. " F " ; CI ass Baslcet- StcOND Class: First Sergeant Co. ' ball Squad; Final German Comm Commiltee. B " ; Fool- itlee; H op First Class: ball; Men A.; Hop Captain Co. ogram Club; Committee. •D " ; Treas ■Va rsily Foot- Y. M. C. HERE are you from, Mr. Whittle? " " Whittle ' s Depot, Sir! " This on one morning early in September, 1912. William Murray was christened " Booze " by " Old Nick " at a Christmas Dinner in 1912, when " Booze " first showed signs of being a " R. G. " Because " Booze " unwillingly captivates the " calic " at every Hop, we are forced to deduce that he is handsome. His popularity was almost instantaneous, and he has always been one of the most popular men in the corps. To know him is to love him; to know him well is to laugh. He can convince any minister or Y. M. C. A. leader that he is a saint. " Booze " has the guilelessness of a baby, the politeness of a courtier, and the head of a judge. Go forth, old " Gobble, " and make it hot for those in your path. We feel certain you ' ll make your mark, and wish you success. i Ex-Seventeen IK THE BOMB-1917 Ex-Class Mates Delinquencies — June 20, 1917 Adams, J. B Absent Final Formation Baldy, C. T Same Barnes. A. D Same Barrett, W. S Same BennERS, A Same Berry, W. T Same Brigcs, a. K Same BronsoN, F. P Same BrONSON, T. C Same Burgin, S. E Same BuRRUSS, J. W Same Campbell, V. P Same Carroll, A. M Same ChEWNING, J. C Same Chittum, H. T Same Cochran, C. F Same Cole, J Same CoLLfER, E. D Same Cory, J. L Same Cory, L. O Same Crittenden, CD Same David, R. F Same Davie, W. B Same Dixon, W. H Same Dove, P. W Same DuFUR, W. M Same Earley, R, N Same Emond, R. A Same EwELL, J. R Same Faison, P. K S Fields, W, A S. Franklin, H. C S, Gallagher, J. C Same Catling, P. F. P Same Gay, J, F., Jr Absent Final Formation Glazebrook, L. W. Jr Same Gray, F. C Same Green, A. A Same Harper, R. N Same Hayes, R Same Hitch, R. C. W Same Holt. H. W Same Hughes, J. B Same Hull, R. M Same Hutchinson, H Same Izard, J. J Same Jones, C. H Same KennaRD. H. J Same bClMBERLI ' . J. B Same Lafferty, F. R Same LaRowe, H. E Same Lindner, J. A Same McAnerNEY, J., II Same McDavid, J. R. S Same Marsh. W. R Same Martin. R. J Same Martin. W. P Same Mason. H. P Same MaSSIE. H. W Same Massie, W, N Same MiCHAUX, E. R Same Morgan, W. H Same Nelson, J. C Same OaKES, L. L Same Pate, H. L Sa Patterson, A. S Sa Perkinson. T. R Sa Potts. P. M Sa THE BOMB-19 Potts, T. R Absent Final Formalion Racland, J. P Same Ryall, G. D Same ScHOEN, E. C Same ScHWALB, J. H Same Scott, T. B Same Shadle, H. B Same Skinner, C, M Same Smith, J. K Same Snvder, R. Q. S Same Spence, E. H Same Spicer, R Same Stallincs, G. a Same Sturre, a. F AbsenI Final Formalion Sullivan, M. E Same Thornton, A. L Same ToMLINSON, J. B Same Warwick, H. C Same Whiting, T. S Same Williams, L. M Same Wilson, N. F Same Wood, J. W Same Woodward, F. D Same Wool, T. J Same Wright, J, M Same ' eatman, J. C Same W: THE BOMB-1917 Class Poem, 1917 Our duty called; our amiver came: And we set out jor Lexington. Of naught Tee knew when we left home. Except the grep to don. But we were not so slow to learn Then corporals came, and corporals How " rats " should act, " fin out, " went, and drill; Because they loved to shoot a bomb; And soon a " rep " Seventeen did earn Some took ' ' 2 train, some walked night- For Working with a will. tours — " Old Nick " ure made things hum. When Second Classmen we became. We left behind our childish Ways; Crave dignity soon o ' er us stole. And We did count our davs. And then we donned the First Class cape: Class privileges next we claimed: We set the pace; we honor did To Alma Mater ' s name. For four long years we ' ve tried and dared; We ' ve done the work; we ' ve stood the whip; And what we ' ve worked for these four years. We ' ve got at last — our dip. And now again our duty calls. In different paths from heretofore. For some will never see again Their classmates — friends of yore. And now again our answer comes — To follow duty, do the right. Still by our Alma Mater ' s name To stick ti ' iih all our might. lolt A History , OR four long years we have lasted the bitterness of reveille, drills, penalty tours, mess hall growley, restricted limits, and the thou- sand other discomforts of the " virile life of a cadet. " From this point of view they were " long " years — long indeed, and we might appropriately overstep the laws of rhetoric and spell it with a capital " L. " Yet there is another point of view — the parting of the best of friends, proven true by the four years of comradeship, and the standing by each other in all hardships. We are now on the point of leaving our Alma Mater, within whose walls are wrapped the fondest memories. Too swiftly has old Father Time rolled his four years along, and great will be our sorrow when we shall part with the scenes of the years of our cadetship. Soon we shall hear for the last time the sad sweet notes of taps, whose dying echoes faintly resound from the neighboring hills. Then will our thoughts go back over the four short years, and we shall be glad we entered here. Entering the Fourth Class one hundred and forty strong, it looked as though Seventeen was destined to break all records for a large class. But our ranks have been thinned by resignations, failures, and involuntary departures, until now only fifty-nine remain. Yet with every decrease in her numbers old Seventeen has assumed heavier responsibilities, and as a First Class is the first to uphold the plan of treatment of new- cadets, initiated by the Class of ' 16. We have Class Distinc- tion more marked, and in every way we have fought for the best interests of V. M. I. all f,r,ng Salute IK THE BOMB-1917 through our cadetship. The Class has ever stood as a unit, and has borne well the respon- sibilties placed upon it. In ath- letics we have furnished a large percentage of the monogram men on all teams, whose loss will be greatly felt in the next few years. For four years O. T- „ B. Bucher, as President, has The Pits guided the Class with a master hand, always standing for the best interests of the Class and the Institute. For four years we have been together, and now we are to step abruptly into the great battle of life. Let us do so with the training we have received here always in mind, and all the while remembering that " We may be whatsoever we resolve to be. " The Historian realizes only too well his inability to do justice to the Class in words. We pass from the Institute to what is to come with a brave heart, and although our course in life necessitates separation, the love for our Class and the Institute will always be the tie that binds us as one. To each member of the Class every other member extends his honest wish for success, and to the Institute the entire Class extends its honest wish for a perpetuation of the honor and fame she has already won. HISTORIAN. -■ O ' " wT THE BOMB-1917 — W H. P. MASON, Jr. HAMPTON, VA. SEVENTEEN ON T. S. WHITING HAMPTON, VA. THE BORDER E. R. MICHAUX GOLDSBORO, N. C. THE BOME i- _- ' «i ' ML Class of 1918 Colors: Black and Or. CLASS OFFICERS H. PERCY GRAY President P. W. ROOT Vice-President S. B. WITT Historian CLASS ROLL Adk.ns, F Richmond, Va. AlvERSON, H, L Danville, Va. .Armistead, F. V Richmond, Va. Bancroft, T. O Orange, Tex. Bellezza, R. G Virginia Beach, Va. Bertschey, S. L Phoebus, Va. Blair, A. H Max Meadows, Va. Bradford, J. R New York, N. Y. Butler, P. S Norfolk, Va. Caldwell, F. Y East Radford, Va. Campbell, A. H Cleveland, Ohio. Cantrell, C. C Greenville. Tex. Carneal, C. W Richmond. Va. Gary. T. A. Jr Richmond, Va. Church, J. F Cincinnati, Ohio. Cole, S. H Norfolk, Va. Culver. J. I Sl Louis, Mo. Curtis, D. C Lee Hall. Va Dew, T. R Lynchburg. Va. Echols. J Glasgow. Va. Edwards. A. D Terrell. Tex. FoY. F. H Eufaula. Ala. FoY. L. W Eufaula. Ala. Ga.MBLE. J. G Tallahassee. Fla. GateWOOD. a. R Newport News. Va. Gillet. J. N. D Newport News. Va. Goodman. W. G Champaign. III. Gould. W. T.. Jr. . .Hasiings-on-Hudson. N. Y. Gray. H. P Richmond. Va. Guest. J. L Richmond. Va. Haley. W. A.. Jr Chfton Forge. Va. Harrison. W.. Jr Duluih. Minn. Harrison. L. A Appomattox. Va. Hawkins, C. T Charleston. W. Va. Herman. S. S Danville. Va. Hicks. H. P Axlon. Va. Hock. C Roanoke, Va. HUNTT, S. H Richmond. Va. Hughes. G. W Lynchburg. Va. Ingram. S. L Richmotiii Va. James. R. P Richmond? A ' a. Jeffries. F. C Norfolk. f . Jenkins. J Newport News, Va. Jones. F. B Gloucester. Va, Keith. J. W Beaumont. Tex. Kyle. G Lynchburg. Va. Lafferty. E. R.. Jr Richmond. Va. Lamb. E. B Richmond. Va. Marshall. P. J Winchester. Va. Marr. R. a.. Jr Norfolk. Va. Melcalfe. H.. Jr Wilczinski. Miss. Metcalfe. W. R Greenville. Miss. Mettenheimer. J. M Bastrop. Tex. Michie, H, N Durham. N. C. Miller. C. B.. Jr Goldsboro. N. C. McCauLEY.. J. W San Antonio. Tex. McGlLL. W. M Petersburg. Va. Nelson. J. C. Jr Norfolk. Va. Newburger. B. J Joplin. Mo. Parker, A. W Franklin, Va. Patterson, R. K. M Petersburg. Va. Peebles. C. W Lawrenceville. Va. Peeler. R. McC Hunlsville, Ala. Perkinson. R Danville. Va. Potts. T. R Richmond. Va. Reilley. M. E Charlotte. N. C. Ripley. E. H Taylor. Tex. Robertson. R. G.. Jr Lynchburg. Va. Root. P. W St. Louis. Mo. Semmes. B. W. L Newport News. Va. Sullivan. J. J Lynchburg. Va. Taylor. J. M Richmond. Va, Taylor. J Milburn. N. 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. Van Dyke, W, J Baltimore, Md. Ware. J. H Richmond. Va. Watson. T. M Dallas. Tex. West. R. G Austin. Tex. Williams. J. W Richmond. Va. Witt. S. B Richmond. Va. THE BOMB-1917 S)CX)ND CLASS I9I8 A History JUNE 24th — September 7th. It couldn ' t be! Why it was only yesterday that the " cheeky mister, " who had stepped all over your heels during the year, straightened out your dike at S. E. I., lifted both guns at Butts Manual, and had acted always as a " rat " should act, disregarding all threats of death, and other horrible forms of torture, had proceeded to place his number tens (in terms of football phraseology) squarely between the bars. The result was most disconcerting and embarrassing. Funny was the way she described it that night, but you failed to see the joke; and wasn ' t he " cute " ? (Oh! Yes! Wasn ' t he?) That last night with all its anticipatory pleasures of your summer furlough was past, and now again his- tory was repeating itself — September 7th, and ten months more. (Oh, Lord, how long!) Of course, the first person you saw was that " cheeky mister, " perched upon a trunk in the arch, like some hideous old gargoyle, with a grin from ear to ear. (Dern that mister ' s soul! I ' m going to run him out for football this year.) Then Tom with his " agony whistle " appears; and finally the best fellows in the world — your Classmates. And such tales! Bear Hunts, Camps, Round Ups, Yacht Trips, and — er — " Well, is she keen? " Violet eyes, golden hair, and dance — " Say, how about a date? " Civil, Electrical, Chemical or Liberal Arts — ay, there ' s the rub " ; " to be or not to be. " Whether it was nobler to be- come an adherent of " Tommy, " a votary of " Monk, " a disciple of " Old Rat, " or a devotee of " Chappie, " was the question. Naturally, " what would father say " carried with it a great deal of weight, or else an elaborate explanation later. " No further seek their merits to dis- close. Or draw their frailties from their dread abode, " for " this is sacred ground, " and " the way of the transgressor is hard. " After this momentous decision came two more of far greater importance to Eighteen — the election of Class Officers, and Leader and Assistant Leader of the Final Ball. H. P. Gray, of Richmond, Va., was again chosen President and P. W. Root, of St. Louis, Mo., Vice-President. They have guided the destiny of Eighteen through the mad revels of the Third Class, and in their re-election the Class expresses the utmost con- fidence that they will carry them through this year with as much success. The choice for Leader of the Final Ball fell upon P. J. Marshall, of Winchester, Va., while L. W. Convict Foy,of Eufaula, Ala., was elected Assistant. Both are experienced men and ably fitted for their positions, and Eighteen looks forward to Finals in anticipation of the " Best Yet " in way of figures. Our Class has every reason to feel proud of her record in athletics. Root, Gray, Marshall, P., Bertschey and Hawkins, C, fought for the old Institute with that spirit so characteristic of the school " we hold so dear, " and were rewarded with monograms. Bertschey was elected Captain for next year. In basket-ball Marshall, P. (Captain), Hock and Bertschey bid fair to land positions on the quint. We are as ably represented in track and baseball. Taylor, J., Thornton and Root showed up well in the former, while Marshall, P., won a monogram in baseball. On the scrubs we had many who made a fairly creditable showing. There is one thing toward which every cadet looks forward with as much eager- ness and longing as he does to his " dip. " That is his Class-Ring. It is the one event in his Second Class year, and stands for all that is dear to him, his school and THE BOMB-1917 " ' ■ " " " Wi iini-ffi¥nir-— his Class. To every cadet in the Class of 1918 his ring is the consummation of all the ties of loyalty, honor and love which bind him to his Alma Mater, and the Adamantine chain of friendship, which his cadet life has forged and hnked to those of his classmates. Eighteen, now bound by every tie that binds Classmate to Class, and Class to School, looks forward to the pleasures and privileges of the First Class year with anticipation not unmixed with regret that within the short space of a year our " Keydet " days will be over forever. Historian. lf( THE BOMB-19iy THE BOMB-19iy THE BOMB-IQIT Class of 1919 OFFICERS W. G. WILLS. Jr President J. J. SULLIVAN Vice-President H. L. ROBERDEAU Historian Addison, W. M Richmond, Va. Anderson, B. N Norfolk, Va. Bancroft, T. O Orange. Texas Bauserman, E. Van H Woodstock, Va. Badham, J. T Birmingham, Ala. Barrett, F. S Newport News, Va. Battle. H Rocky Mount, N. C. Benners, a Ambler. Pa. Bond, R. N.. Jr Brownsville, Tenn. Branch. A Wilson. N. C. Brown, P Lexington. Va. Buck, H. M New York. N. Y. Burger. H.I Natural Bridge. Va. Butler. E. L St. Francisville, La. CarR. D. C Portsmouth. Va. Carroll. A. M Burlington, N. C. Carter, J. P Lynchburg. Va. Casey. B. W Lynchburg. Va. Casey, W. M Lynchburg. Va. Castleman. L Philadelphia. Pa. Cheyne, W. E Hampton. Va. Clapp. R. V Cleveland. Ohio. Cole. S. H Norfolk. Va. Conway, E. R.. Jr Henderson, Ky. Cox, R. O., Jr Rome. Ga. Crockett, G. S.. Jr Accomac. Va. Dance, P. R Richmond. Va. Dashiell. D. F Smithfield. Va. Dew, T. R Lynchburg. Va. Dillon, E., Jr Lexington, Va. Downing. L. B Fairport, Va. Drennan. C. W Birmingham. Ala. Echols. M. P University. Va. Encleby. G. B Roanoke. Va. Franklin. J. R Lynchburg. Va. Gary. B. R Newport News. Va. Gibson, H. D Fredericksburg. Va. Gill, E. H Petersburg. Va. Harrison. W.. Jr Duluth. Minn. Hearne, J. G St. Louis. Mo. HiCGINS, J. D McKenzie. Tenn. Hughes, C. E Danville. Va. Hughes. S. E.. Jr Danville. Va. Hunter, C. K Appomattox. Va. Hurt, H. A.. Jr Fort Worth. Tex. Imboden. W. D Rusk. Tex. ACKSON. C. R Petersburg, Va. ENNINGS. W. L Newport News. Va. ERNICIN. R. C Commerce. Tex. ONES. C. A.. Jr Boyce. Va. ONES. T. D Petersburg. Va. ONES. W. G Norfolk. Va. KeEZELL. N. H Keczletown. Va. Kellogg. K. L Richmond. Va. Rerun. E. G Roanoke, Va. King. S. W Alexandria. Va. KnaPP, F. D Richmond. Va. Lake. C. H Memphis. Tenn. Lewis. Y.. Jr Dallas. Tex. LowRY. L. B Tampa. Fla. Marchant. B. W Mathews. Va. Marshall. A.J Mingo. W. Va. Marshall. J. P Simeon Post Office. Va. Martin. F. K . . Norton. Va. Massie. W. W Tyro, Va. Melton. W. F Glen Allen. Va. Mertz. O. L San Benito. Tex. Moncure, J. A.. Jr Richmond. Va. MoNTJOY. L Greenwood. Miss. Moore. W. B Chesterfield. S. C. Morton. T. F Fort Worth. Tex. MuNSON. H. H Richmond. Va. McCei.vey. G. E Temple. Tex. McCabe. J. B Leesburg, Va. McEachin, T. C. Jr Jacksonville. Fla. McFall. J. C. Jr Danville, Va. THE BOMB-1917 McGlLL. W. M Pelersburg. Va. Owens. S. W Richmond, Va. OWE.NS, W. I Richmond. Va. Parkhurst. R. B Charleston. W. Va. Pavne. H. p. M Nashville, Tenn. Pfeifler. J. H Edmore, M.ch. QuiCLEv, E. M Alton, 111. Radford, L., Jr Forest Depot. Va. Rawlincs, W. P Lawrenceville, Va. Rhudv, J. T., Jr Galax, Va. Roane, T. W Fredericksburg, Va. RoBERDEAU. H. L Austin, Tex. Rothert, J. M Richmond, Va. RouNTREE, L. C Sherman, Tex. Rudolph, C. C Jacksonville, Fla. RuFFlN. T. E Danville, Va. Sale, E. .A Lexington, Va. Scott. F. R Richmond. Va. Shackelford, W. C, Jr Birmingham, Ala. Smith, D. V Leesville. Va. Smith. R. M Stuart, A. R Stubbllfield. J. S Chicago. Ill . Newport News, Va ...Pine Bluff, Ark Sullivan, J. J Lynchburg, Va. Taylor, F. M Kinston. N. C. Taylor, J. H Norfolk, Va. Thomas, C. R.. . Guinea Mills, Va. Thompson, J. M Fort Worth. Texas Thomson, E. W Pittsburgh. Pa. Tucker, I. D Blackstone. Va. Van Wacenen, F Danville, Va. Wallis. S. T Washington. D. C. Webb. H. H.. Jr New ' I ' ork, N. Y. WiLKINS. 1. C Suffolk. Va. Wilkinson, W. H.. Jr Bedford. Va. Williams, G Chase City, Va. Williams, J. W Richmond, Va. Williamson. R. B Graham. Va. Williamson. T. S.. Jr Danville. Va. Wills. W. G.. Jr Lynchburg, Va, Wimberly, B. B Rocky Mount. N. C. Withers, N. R Suffolk. Va. Woodward, C. D College Park. Ga. Yancey. H. .A Waynesboro. ' a. Young. H. D, W Blackslone. Va. ■ OUNG. R. B.. Jr Fori Worth. Tex. THIDD CLASS I9I9 A History ||HERE are three great epochs in the cadet ' s life: First, when he becomes an " old " cadet, and is allowed the privilege of walking ' f ' ll on the inside of the stoop, slouching whenever an opportunity permits, and doing numerous other things that distinguish the " mean Third Classman " ; second, the receipt of his class ring, and third, the capture of the elusive " dip. " And lo! we have come unto the first epoch. Each year during the first week of September, every incoming train brings back the Third Classmen ; each one nonchalantly looks at the Institute, as it looms into view, and remarks, " Well, it looks about the same as usual. " or " Back to prison for nine long months. " One week later — The Third Classman has been having new sensations. The upper classmen treat him as if he were almost human and he has almost gotten into the habit of leaving his room before buttoning his blouse. He visits occasionally, and has acquired the act of looking bored when he is caught. The height of his am- bition is to be the President of the Z. D. C ' s., and he proudly displays his one service stripe to the gaze of the envious world. The Corporals, prouder than peacocks, st rut about with an indif- ference, equal to that of a Fifth Avenue clubman, tak- ing great pains to make sure that their chevrons are noticeable from every point of view. II IK THE BOMB-1917 A new cadet passes and the Third Classman looks upon him contemptuously, and exclaims, " Isn ' t he the dumbest looking animal you ever saw? " And he was. But, then, a " rat " will ever be dumb looking, and the difference is only a matter of degree. Football season appeared, and not to be outdone, 1919 sent Sullivan, Engleby, Knapp and Thomas out after monograms and they brought the " bacon " home. In basket-ball Nineteen furnished three men : Wills, Sullivan and Engleby, and needless to say they did credit to their institution and to their class. Mid-year exams found us strugging with our studies, and after a three weeks ' argument with these producers of wracked nerves and a craving for sleep and more sleep, most of us found that we had crossed over the line of danger. But in the encounter we lost six of our classmates, and our sympathy goes out to them. Even though they are now with another class or have departed into the world of life, they are still our classmates, and 1919 will never forget them. Turning to the second term we find Hops, the Inaugural Parade, Finals, and visions of two service stripes, and that treasure whose worth is measured in the love of the " old gray coat " and of friends true as steel. Claiming the distinction of being the first non-hell-raising Third Class, ' 19 is going to stay together, and make a record that will shine as a beacon to future classes that will pass through these walls. And in the years to come may time strengthen the friendships that have grown up pure as flowers and cast their fragrance over our declining years. Company Drill THE BOMB-19iy S MiI|tt0, anb fribfa on Jitglj, tt tt0hi 2( g rtH, tottli one baia rrg, (Soi bb0H 0ur team nnh H. iM. 3( THE BOMB-191 ' 7 — fli Class of 1920 R. E. BARNES President E. S. JEFFRIES Vice-President S. L. AUSTIN HisTORFAN Addison, G. D Richmond, Va. Adelstein, K. M Smilhfield, Va. Adkins, E. M Lynchburg, Va. Allison, P. R Douglas, Ariz. Alvis, R Fishersville, Va. Armstrong. H Syracuse, N. Y. ArrincTON, W. a Arringlon, Va. Austin, S. L Chicago, 111. Bacharach, B Allanlic Cily, N. J. Barker, C. C Axion, Va. Barley. L. C Alexandria, Va. Barnes, R. E Bluefteld, W, Va. Benners, T. H.. Jr Birmingham, Ala. Berry, F. W Luray, Va. Black, W. M., Jr Washington, D. C. Bly, M. C Leesburg, Va. Bletcher, F. O Winnipeg, Can. Bowles, J. C Columbia, Va. Bundy, R. J Cleveland, Ohio BuRCH, E. F Leesburg, Va. Butler, C, N Philadelphia, Pa. Cannon, E. R., Jr Charlotte, N. C. CatES, MacF. L Spartanburg, S. C. CatO. R. E., Jr Americus, Ga. Chapman, F.J Salem, Va. ChisholM, W. S Charlottesville, Va. Chung, De Senn Oakland, Cal. Clay, R. M Catlettsburg, Ky. Cohen, H Norton, Va. COMEGVS, E. F Oklahoma City, Okla. CraICHILL, D. H Lynchburg, Va. Crockett. W. S Admore, Okla. Cutchins, S Richmond. Va. Dance. D. R Corinth. Miss. Davis. N. B Palatka. Fla. Derryberry. M. E Nashville. Tenn. Draper. H. D Santa Barbara. Cal. Dudley. H. E Danville. Va. Eva. V. F Duluth. Minn. FaiRLAMB. W. F Richmond. Va. FlNLEY. H. P Williamsburg. Ky. Ford, W. K Clifton Forge, Va. Freeman. H. G Richmond, Va. Gaillard. C. C Greenville. Tex. Geohegan. W. M Chase City. Va. Glenn. W. R Asheville.,N. C. Graham. A. H Harrisonburg, Va. Green, F. K Middleburg, Va. Groover, P Quitman. Ga. Hagan, J. C, Jr Richmond, Va. Hairston, R Reidsville, N. C. Hamilton. F. W Brooklyn, N. Y. Hancock, B. L Lynchburg, Va. Harper. R. F Pmners Pomt, Va. Hardy. W. H.. Jr Fort Worth. Tex. Harris. R. B Chattanooga, Tenn. Hartley. K. Fairmont. W. Va. Haskell. J. C Mineral. Va. Hawkins. S. A.. Jr Charleston. W. Va. Herold. V. W Newport. Ky. Herring. F. L Moss Point, Miss. Hicks, J. W Graham, Va. HOGE. C. E.. Jr Frankfort. Ky. Hood, C. R Hood ' s Post Office, Miss, HoYT, A. N Duluth, Minn. Ireys, H. T Frankfort, Ky. ACKSON, M. C, Jr Petersburg, Va. EFFERIES. E. S New York. N. Y. OHNSTON. H. S Fredericksburg. Va. ones. T. M.. Jr Decatur. Ala. ORDAN. J. C. Jr Danville. Va. Keerans. C. L New York. N. Y. KiMLEY. R. B Okmulgee. Okla. Kirven. C Corsicana. Tex. Kirwan. J. McG Baltimore. Md. KvsER. C. M Fort Worth. Tex. Lacy, S. C Winchester. Va. Leech. J. C Lexington. Va. LaNGE. L. G New Orleans. La. LeMaster. E. B Memphis. Tenn. Litton, W. B Dryden, Va. Loth. F, R Waynesboro. Va. Lupton. C. P Lynchburg. Va. Lyons. M. H Mobile. Ala. Mann. J. C Greenwood. Miss. Massie, W. H., Jr Washington. Va. Masia, J Chang Chun, China Miller, J. P Crockett, Va. Milton. W. H.. Jr Wilmington. N. C. Monroe. E. R.. Jr Brookneal. Va. Montgomery, W., Jr Spartanburg, S. C. Montgomery, Z. D Frankfort. Ky. Moore. T. O New Bern. N. C. Morrison. H. T Richmond. Va. Newell. J. R Richmond. Va. Newell. W. M Stephens City. Va. 109 THE BOMB-1917 — W NORVELL, L., Jr Beaumonl, Tex. NURNEY. J. W Suffolk, Va. O ' Hair, R. H Greencaslle, Ind. Parker, J. W Yazoo Cily, Miss. Parks, T. E Union City, Tenn. Parrott, J. C Roanoke, Va. Paxton, W. C Danville, Va. PiTTMAN, D. B Luray, Va. Polk, I. H Monrovia. Cal. Potts, J. D., Jr Richmond, Va. Pritchett, J. I Lynchburg, Va. Reid, J. K The Plains, Va. Ripley, F. E., Jr Taylor, Tex. Roberts, W. T. S Lexington, Va. Robertson, H. H Blackslone, Va. Robertson, J. C Salem, Va. Robinson, J. K. E Lexington, Va. Robinson, W. E Lancaster, Va. Russell, E. R.. Jr Asheville, N. C. Saffold, P. W Montgomery, Ala. Schwartz, B. W Wyomissing, Pa. Seelye, T. T., Jr New York, N. Y. Seward, L. C Petersburg, Va. Silverstein, J. L Charleston, W. Va. Simmons, M Norfolk, Va. SlRMAN, W. C Port Norfolk, Va. Slack, T. A Fort Worth, Tex. Smith, A. C Ladysmith, Wis. Smith, E. A., Jr Rhodhiss, N. C. Smith, W. N. H Raleigh, N. C. Smith, J. A New Orleans, La. Strawn, B. L Strawn, Tex. Swain, L. N Danville, Va. Swift, C. G West View, Va. TuRMAN, S. B Tampa, Fla. Turner, H. McC Zanoni, Va. Wallace, C Fredericksburg, Va. Waller. E. Y Bonham, Tex. Waters, W. S Los Angeles. Cal. Weisel, S. R Norfolk, Va. Welsh, C. T Lexington, Va. Whitfield. G. D Newsoms, Va. Williams. E. B Memphis, Tei Williams, E. J Jackson, Ga. Winston, W. A Kingston, N. Y. Woodson, J. S Oakman, Ala. Yancey, J. G Collins, Ga. s rou n CLASS 1920 r- ICTURE — if you can — a vine-covered summer house resting on a smooth, green lawn, which slopes gently down to a blue and white sea, scintillating from the rays of a summer-resort sun. You recognize it, don ' t you? On a summer estate, of course! Now listen! What ' s that? No, not that tinkling laugh, but that steady — Oh! It ' s the creak of a porch swing. Well, that sounds interesting — let ' s go around in front. I knew it, didn ' t you? The Summer Girl with the Summer Boy, swinging vWth all the care-free happiness, that is " characteristic of the species. " They have a book in their laps which they are looking at — some of the time. It looks like a - - - - ep! It ' s a BoMB. Let ' s go nearer; curiosity never killed a man, you know. Hm-m-m-m, keep still a minute; we may hear something. Look, he ' s pointing. What is it, a " keydet " lieutenant in full dike? Listen! and you ' ll see me just like that. You see, I know quite a little about that stuff. " He ' s turned the page. Now what? " Just a snap of a ' keydet ' leaning out of his window, talkmg to a ' calic ' Yes, I ' ll try to get a lower room, so when you come up, I can do like that ! " What are you laughing at? Now you ' ve spoiled the picture. Picture again — no need to describe this; the old bar- racks doesn ' t change much with time. Speaking of time, it ' s 6:20 now. Let ' s go up and watch the boys come back from supper. Get in the arch — we won ' t be in the way. Here they come! Yes, those are the " rats " in that line down the middle. What? Did you ask Lexjngton Special THE BOMB-1917 me who that one with his chin inside his shirt collar, his arms 50 stiff they ' re bending outward, his chest so far out you can ' t see beneath it, and with the com- bined meek, bewildered, and scared expression is? Why, that ' s our hero of the first pic- ture. If the " calic " could only Detraining see her lieutenant now ! All of which pans down to the sad yet eventful time when on the evening of September 6, 1916, the Class of 1920, one hundred and twenty-two strong, straggled through the arch in much the same manner as our hero. Those were the " times which tried men ' s souls, " and many a poor " rat " looked longingly out of his window and wondered whether after all it was worth while. But before we realized it, came football days, and days when we were less " gross. " Most of us stood on the sidelines and rooted for a team we were proud of, and to which we supplied three very good men — Leech and Silverstein in the back- field, and Hawkins, S., in the line. On top of this came our first trip — to Roanoke, followed by the unexpected joy of Norfolk, and things began to look up. While we were still writing " calic " of that trip Christmas was upon us, and we blossomed forth as old cadets for an all too-short day. The Christmas Hops diverted us for a minute, and we awoke to find ourselves on the perilous voyage through the rapids of exams. With a few additions and sub- tractions we steered through these — the while our pride was lifted by having Leech and Bacharach make basket-ball, with Barnes, Jennings, Silverstein and Gary, good scrubs. Following custom, on the 22nd of December, the first snow, the " rats " of " A, " " B " and " C " Companies endeav- ored to annihilate those of " D, " " E " and " F, " and would have succeeded, so they say, had it not been for some merciful Upper Classmen. The Carriers " THE BOMB-1917 About a week after this striking event the Class met for the first time to elect officers. R. E. Barnes was elected President, and E.. S. Jeffries Vice-President. With two such men to lead us, we may feel sure that our trip through the valley of death will end with a certain rainbow. Historian. OVIL ENGINEEaiISr THE BOMB-191V INSTRUCTORS COLONEL THOMAS ARCHER JONES, B. S., C. E. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL R. BARCLAY POAGUE. B. S. CAPTAIN HENLEY P. BOYKIN. B. S. CAPTAIN BENJAMIN BOWERING, B. S. ROLL Bancroft Martin Brown, C. H. Nash Bucher Pendleton Clarke PORCHER CUMMINC RUFFNER DlLLARD . Shepherd Etheridce k White Hamlin Whittle n THE E cC -f- ' aELECTKICAL ENGBSEEBING INSTRUCTORS COLONEL FRANCIS MALLORY. C. E. MAJOR STEWART V. ANDERSON. M. S. CAPTAIN WILLARD C. BROWN, B. S. ROLL BULKLEV Mason. H. M Cole, E, Mills Driscoll McGlFFERT Frary Neale Goodman, B. Porter Horn Rheutan Leccett V Schlecel LOCKHART Squire THE BOMB-i cnoDSTEcr INSTRUCTORS COLONEL HUNTER PENDLETON, M. A. Ph. D. COLONEL N. BEVERLY TUCKER, C. £., B. S. CAPTAIN L, K. McKAY, B, S. m THE BOMB-1917 THE BOMB-IQIT IbE iLjiDXS INSTRUCTORS COLONEL ROBERT THOMAS KERLIN. M. A., Ph. D. COLONEL HENRY C. FORD. B. S.. Ph. D. COLONEL WILLLAM M. HUNLEY. B. A. ROLL BOYKIN Morrison Brown. E. C. MUNCE Chapin NOELL Hart Ring Lawson Steele McDowell TlNSLEY THE BOMB-19iy lf( THE BOMB-191V OTnciL SCHOOL Confessions of an Alum Titanic ERY well, girls, you can say what you please, but I think all ' Keydets ' are " horrid, especially the ones that were at their old Summer School last summer. I don ' t know why I should tell you about it, because Heaven knows that I had a gummy enough time. Why the very night I got there (after the wildest ride in a Ford, mind you), ' Billy Possum ' Colonna (the one they say has a figure like a brick house) and ' Son ' Read — you know he ' s a Sub now, but he was a nice child then, and maybe when he leaves V. M. I. he can change his name and live it down — anyway, they went troubadouring to serenade their ' calic ' (I hate that word, don ' t you? Why couldn ' t it have been taken from crepe de chine or Georgette?) and those ' Key- dets ' came right out of the St. Regis in their — guess what? — PAJAMAS !! and kept step with the music. I was mortified to death, girls, and I put my hands over my eyes — . What? — Oh, you Cat! — Well, then I did peep a tiny bit through my fingers, and do you know Peter Geyer ' s were silk! — You hush up now, Mary Ann. I can go into the horrible details if I want to. I ' m not! You ' re the one that ' s evil-minded. You know Byron says, ' Onnyswatkeemalleeponts. ' " Anyway, I started meeting the people the next day at the pool (I didn ' t dare to wear my ' Annette ' ; it was so cold, and besides — well, I ' m telling you as fast as I can, am I not?), and they were rather nice to me then, particularly Major Pussy Foot, who is a darling. He told me how he had galloped around the night before, and had fin- ally succeeded in putting his little lambs in the hay again, incidentally donating a little certified study. (That ' s the only reason they ever pass their exami- nations.) But, oh, at Mrs. Corse ' s German! You know yourself, Mary Ann, and so do you, Ida Belle, that when you ' re learning to dance, you can ' t help stepping on people ' s feet sometimes. Goodness knows, they loiter on my instep enough. Well, they Getting Ready THE BOMB-1917 had a rule that the ' Keydets ' (Beasts!) could leave the girls on the balcony after each dance and drive on. They must have had a code of signals, because I got stuck with ' Love and Kisses ' McKay (that ' s so appropriate, and he giggles ador- ably), and he must have been scared, for he fidgeted around as if there was a tack in his chair. Then ' Small Richard ' Patterson came up, saying something about being ' played in the fog ' (what does that mean?) and ' Love and Kisses ' vanished. He must have changed his collar, because he looked very cheerful the rest of the evening. " Small Richard was expounding the doc- trine of the Liberal Artists as we walked up and down on the ' Second Stoop, ' when we heard the dreadfulest noise above us. I screamed and grabbed ' Dick ' — that ' s none of your business - I had to grab somebody — and we found out later that it was ' Ed. ' Cole (the Cave Man. you know) and a ' calic ' It seems that some- thing collapsed, but I never did understand about it. But what was much worse was the time the Massies were reconnoitering the bowling 8 alley, and ' Jim ' Welton made a strategic attack with a ' calic ' on each arm. It was dark, and the Queen of Beauty and Growly said, ' Oh, look! Shame on you! ' " Listen! Let me tell you something! I hadn ' t been there long before I was wild about ' Lem ' Shepherd, but he had already had a fall, it seems. I don ' t care — sour grapes, nothing! I don ' t run after people. Miss Ida Belle Smith, and that is more than some people I know can say. Anyhow, he just gazed off into space, and looked mildly annoyed when anyone sang to him. The song went thus: • " Lem " is Big Dog, " Lem " is Large Pup, Oh you monstrous canme! " Lem " is Massive Hound, " Lem " Is Giganlic Poodle, Oh you Colossal Dachshund! ' And there was more blank verse about gold bricks and things. Those awful ' keydets ' sang lots of la-la songs — we called them that because they ' d just go la-la-la at the A Familiar Sight interesting parts, like this: nd placid. cid.- There ' s no sense in that, is there? Or in ' Lulu was a Lady, ' or ' The Bashful King of England, ' or the one about eagles flying in New Orleans, or somewhere. I don ' t think Major P. Foot liked these songs — maybe because they don ' t compare favorably with the lumberman ' s ditty he carols in a rich soprano voice. " At different times ' Peter ' Geyer, ' Son ' Read, and Mr. ' Tom ' Moore dressed up like girls. (They had on everything, too. How do 1 know?) ' Tom ' was too sweet for words, but ' Son ' looked like the heroine of the tragedy, ' Did she slip or was she pushed? ' ' Peter danced the Coon Can, or some peculiar dance like that, and it was horrible, but fascinating. " There were several marshmallow roasts on the Alum Bank, but I had a rotten time because everybody began by singing around the fire, and ended by pairing off along the bank. I tried to •His face was calm a La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la With fuming nitric a Propomnc ]n lf( THE BOMB-1917 waylay ' Bennie ' Bowering and ' Charlie ' Nash, but they pretended they didn ' t hear me. All men are Hars anyway. Some of them slid down the bank and came limp- ing back with set, pained expressions, and I was glad of it. " They said the fire was the biggest social event. Some of them sat up late one night playing bridge (so they said, but I think it was what that cute Captain B. Davis Mayo calls a ' little porker ' ), when all the fire alarms went off with the most terrible racket. The ' keydets ' rushed up to the hotel, yelling ' Fire! ' and we girls ran out shrieking in diaphanous nighties. I was scared to death, but I remembered to put on a boudoir cap, because my hair was in curling papers. Those awful things ( ' Keydets, ' I mean) said they couldn ' t have learned as much about feminine after- taps dikes by studying Vogue and Vanity Fair a lifetime. Of course, it was a false alarm, and those unscrupulous story-tellers blamed it on some drunken mountaineers. " I really did have a nice time at the Final Ball. ' Ed ' Cole and ' Charlie ' Nash led it, and the figure and decorations and all were perfectly lovely. We had a won- derful supper, too. I wore my white chiffon — [Time out for description, compli- mentary and otherwise, of every costume on the floor.] The ' keydets ' said the punch would make a jack rabbit spit in a bull dog ' s face, but I drank three glasses, and never felt as happy in my life. " Oh, you are, are you? All right for you — I ' ll be sleepy, too, the next time you want to talk to me. Anyhow, now that I ' ve taken dancing lessons and put my hair up, I ' m going to the Alum next summer and be just as snippy to those ' keydets ' as I please. So there! " i Military 2.. -» " s TACnCAL ornoais COLONEL H. L. HODGES (Captain V. S. Cavalrv) Commandanl of Cadets PROFESSOR OF MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS MAJOR S. W. ANDERSON INSTRUCTOR IN MILITARY HYGIENE AND FIRST AID CAPTAIN B. D. MAYO INSTRUCTOR IN TYPOGRAPHICAL SKETCHING INSTRUCTOR I CAPTAIN F. A. GROVE MILITARY CALISTHENICS, GYMNASTICS AND SWIMMING SUPERVISING COMPANY " d " CAPTAIN H. P. BOYKIN FOURTH CLASS MILITARY SCIENCE AND ASSISTANT TO COMMANDANT INSTRUCTOR IN FIELD ENGINEERING CAPTAIN B. BOWERING SUPERVISING COMPANY " c " CAPTAIN W. C. BROWN INSTRUCTOR IN SIGNALLING SUPERVISING COMPANY " b " CAPTAIN J. F. HEPNER INSTRUCTOR IN ARTILLERY SUPERVISING COMPANY " a " CAPTAIN L. K. McKAY SUPERVISING COMPANY " f " CAPTAIN F. BELL SUPERVISING COMPANY " e " NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS Assistanis to the Instructor in Military Science and Tactics SERGEANT DeWOLF (UNASSIGNED ARTILLERY) CAPTIAN H. M. READ SECOND AND THIRD CLASS MILITARY SCIENCE ASSISTANT TO COMMANDANT SERGEANT HUSTON (UNASSIGNED INFANTRY) THE BOMB-1917 niLiTADr MAJOR O. HUNTER McCLUNG SURGEON MAJOR ERNEST A. SALE QUARTERMASTER AND COMMISSARY AND MILITARY STOREKEEPER CAPTAIN GEORGE A. DERBYSHIRE SeconJ LleutenanI, U. S. Arm}), Reliretl ADJUTANT CAPTAIN LEWIS E. STEELE ASSISTANT MILITARY STOREKEEPER MAJOR J. W. McCLUNG TREASURER OTHER OFFICERS LIEUTENANT-COLONEL JOSEPH R. ANDERSON HISTORIOGRAPHER MISS NELLIE TRACY GIBBS LIBRARIAN WALTER E. DURHAM Y. M. C. A. SECRETARY E BOMB- " conra oNED M orncEiis O. B. BUCHER Captain Co. " A " W. B. LEGGETT Captain Co. " B " C. P. NASH Captain Co. " C " M. W. WHITTLE Captain Co. " D " J. A. NELMS Captain Co. " E " M. W. STEELE Captain Co. " F " F. S. ROBINSON First Lieutenant and Adjutant B. A. GOODMAN First Lieutenant Co. " A " S. Y. McGIFFERT First Lieutenant Co. " B " M. G. MUNCE First Lieutenant Co. " C " J. T. HAMLIN First Lieutenant Co. " E " J. W. DILLARD First Lieutenant Co. " F " S. C. GUMMING First Lieutenant Co. " D " C. A. MARTIN Second Lieutenant and Quartermaster E. C. PORTER Second Lieutenant Co. " A " F. W. CLARKE Second Lieutenant Co. " B " M. H. STEVENSON Second Lieutenant Co. " C " W. R. GOODWIN Second Lieutenant Co. " E " E. C. BROWN Second Lieutenant Co. " F " J. E. COLE. Jr Second Lieutenant Co. " D " THE COLORS Staff F. S. ROBINSON First Lieutenant and Adjutant C. A. MARTIN Second Lieutenant and Quartermaster T. R. PERKINSON Sergeant Major J. H. WARE Color Sergeant A. L. THORNTON Color Sergeant THE BOMB 19iy Company " A " OFFICERS O. B. BUCHER Captain B. A. GOODMAN First Lieutenant E. C. PORTER Second Lieutenant P. J. MARSHALL First Sergeant SERGEANTS FoY, L. Van Dyke Root Cantrell CORPORALS Martin. F. Thomas, R. Yancey, H. Imboden Jernicin Hunter PRIVATES Glenn Porcher Adkins, F. Hagan Robertson, C. Alverson Haskell Rheutan Barley Hurt Ruffnek Barrett Jenkins, J. Schwartz Benners Jennings Smith, H. Black Jeffries. F. C. Smith, J. Bletcher Keith Stevenson Blow Kirven Strawn Brown, C. Keezell Stubblefield Conway Kerrans Swift Cox Lewis, Y. Throckmorton Culver Morrison, F. Wallis Draper Morrison, H. Winston Fairlamb Newell, J. Woodward Freeman Quicley Yancey, J. Graham ■ ' Potts, T. Company " B ' OFFICERS W. B. LEGGETT Captain S. Y. McGIFFERT First Lieutenant F. W. CLARKE Second Lieutenant A. H. CAMPBELL First Sergeant SERGEANTS Mettenheimer HrcKs Lafferty Caldwell CORPORALS MONCURE McGlLL Roberdeau Engleby Sullivan Munson PRIVATES McFall Allison Frary Mertz Arrincton Harris Munroe Barker Harrison, W. Parrott Bond Harper Peebles BuLKLEY Hartley Pendleton Brown, P. Hock Potts, J. BuRCH Hughes, S. Seward Campbell, A. Jackson, C. Smith, D. Cary Jones, C. Smith, E. Cates Litton Thomson, E. CoMEGYS Mann Tucker, I. Derryberry ' - Marr Waller Driscoll Marshall, A. Welsh Echols, J. Mason Williams, E. THE BOMB-1917 THE BOMB-19iy Company " C " OFFICERS C. p. NASH Captain M. G. MUNCE First Lieutenant M. H. STEVENSON Second Lieutenant H. P. GRAY First Sergeant SERGEANTS Miller James HUNTT BeLLEZZA CORPORALS Wills Thompson, J. Drennen MoNTjoy Dillon Butler PRIVATES Anderson Milton Adelstein Gary Neale Adkins. E. Groover Radford Armstead Hood Reilley Bly Hughes Ripley BoYKiN Jones. F. Roberts Bundy Jones, T. Silverstein Cato Jordan Shepherd Craighill Kirwan Towers Echols, C. Lowry Thurman Etheridce Lupton Walker Davis Massie, H. Wallace Dew V Massie, W. Whitkield Dudley Metcalfe, H. Williamson, Gamble Metcalfe, W. ' oung, R. THE BOMB-191V lf( THE BOMB-19iy W| lf( THE BOMB-19iy ' y Company " D " OFFICERS M. W. WHITTLE Captain S. C. CUMMINGS First Lieutenant J. E. COLE, Jr Second Lieutenant S. B. WITT First Sergeant SERGEANTS Blair Thomas, J. Kyle Robertson, H. CORPORALS WiLLAMsoN, R. Gill Taylor, F. Wimberlv Bancroft, O. Marchant PRIVATES NURNEY Austin Herring Paxton Badham Ingram Rawlings Bauserman Jackson, M. Rhudy Bowles Lawson Robertson, H. Butler, P. Lee Robinson, J. Cheyne Leech Ruffin Chung McDowell Shackleford Colbourn Maw Slack Crockett, G. Masia Smith, M. Crockett, W. Michie Squire Franklin Miller, J. Ward Hairston v Montgomery, W. Watson Haley ,_ Morton Weisel Hardy ' {sIelson Williams, Hancock Newell, W. Withers f i Company " E " OFFICERS J. A. NELMS Captain J. T. HAMLIN First Lieutenant W. R. GOODWIN Second Lieutenant S. L. BERTSCHEY First Sergeant SERGEANTS Thornton Harrison. A. Curtis CORPORALS Haley, W. Scott Williams, G. Carter Owens. I. Sale PRIVATES Carroll Bradford Gould Moore. T. Branch Green NORVELL Carneal Hicks, J. Parker Casey, B. Hoce Patterson Chapman Ireys Peeler Clapp Johnston Pittman Church KiMBERLY Rudolph Cole. H. Lacy Taylor, H Dance. D. Lance SlRMAN Edwards LeMaster Swain Finley Loth West Ford McCelvey WiLKINS Gatewood McEachin Young, H lf( THE BOMB-19iy Company " F " OFFICERS M. W. STEELE Captain J. W. DILLARD First Lieu tenant E. C. BROWN Second Lieutenant J. TAYLOR FmsT Sergeant SERGEANTS Truslow Gillet Hawkins, C. Taylor, M. CORPORALS Jones, G. Moore, W. Addison, W. Knapp Wilkinson Kellogg PRIVATES Addison Noell. S. Alvis Goodman, W. Parker, A. Armstrong Guest Parkhurst Bacharach Hawkins, S. Pender Barnes Hearne Pi eifi er BeRRV Hiccins Polk Berger Horn Reid Butler, C. Jeffries, E. Roane C NNON Jones, M. Rothert CUTCHINS KeRLIN RuS ' iELL Downing Lamb Semmes Echols, M. Lock hart Simmons Eva Lyons Tinsley Foif. F- McCauley Turner Gaillard JVIontgomery, Z. Van Wagenen Gibson I ewbercer Whii BU,STE1 I I JPBELL, A. Cole, H. Cole, E. Potts, T. Semmes Taylor, M. NOELL ROTHERT Carneal Morrison Hock Ruffner Pender schlegel Saunders Etheridge Shepherd Butler, P. Taylor, H. Drennen Dashield Bradford iT j » .. THE BOlVlB-191 ' 7 THE HIKE N ACCORDANCE with the Great Mogul ' s Decree, at 7:00 A. M., May 15th, in heavy marching order — shelter half, blanket, haversack, canteen, and so forth — the corps set out on its annual hike, with Buena Vista as its first objective. The man that first joined that far-famed metropolis with the cosmopolitan borough of East Lexington evidently did not believe that a straight line is the shortest distance between two points, or else he was trying to play snake, in which case the imitation was a roaring success. We went around everything, that is, all except that which it was a physical impossibility to ascend. Of course, the night before there had been many predictions and boasts as to which could stand the pace better, a runt or a " keydet " modelled after the Eiffel Tower. For weeks previous the runts had been faithful disciples of " Swoboda, " hoping to be able to walk the legs off their rivals. But after about three miles of long hills, steep hills, rocky hills, and nothing but hills, old King Piedmont began to reach up and pull them down. " What ' s the matter, big boy? You ain ' t dragging this soon, are you? After all that bragging and boasting about how you were going to walk our tongues out? Get on my back, and I ' ll give you a ride. " " Aw, shut up, you little ' arion. ' My shoes are too tight, and I ' ve got a dern blister. But don ' t you get smart with me. " BOMB-i " What? Just let me get my hands on that countryman that told me it was ' mighty nigh three miles. ' " " Don ' t get too hard, old joie face, or else you might hurt somebody. " " Now, look a-here! Runt, if you don ' t lift those feet and AMP 1 ■ 1 . 1 1 !• stop kickmg up that dust, 1 m going to . Say, for heaven ' s sake, what ' s the hurry. Hold it up at front. You ' rats ' stay closed up. What ' s that? A quarter of a mile more? Come on, runt, let ' s go! " Then, amidst the screams of guineas, squealing of pigs, braying of asses, pop of the " sody " at the general store, and showers of kisses from Southern Seminary, we entered Buena Vista, and encamped in a pas- ture, or level lot, in the suburbs. At supper the entire population, including dogs and pigs, turned , ■ 1 f 1 1 fEEDlNG out to see the animals teed, and they were not disappointed. Promptly at ten, Gus blew in rich, clear notes the " Artists ' " national anthem, " Come unto me you weary, and I will give you rest, " and, needless to say, we wanted no second invitation. Early next morning the march was resumed. More heat, more dust, more hills, more blisters, was the schedule for the day. About two miles out- side of Glasgow we struck a second Sahara Desert — no trees, and sand up to your ankles. It lasted all the way into this thriving town, and it THE BOMB-ISIT Making Camp took no small amount of push- ing and pulling to get some of the boys through. But finally we reached the place where we were to camp, and immediately proceeded to pitch the latter. The evening was spent at the river, which accordingly turned a very perceptible shade darker. A moving picture show was in vogue for the night, and after two reels of " How Glue Was Made " and three of " Scenes along the Rhine, " the Corps returned to the downy couch of Morpheus in a very ill humor. Oh, how it did rain that night! The next morning we hiked about ten miles up to Snowden Pass, straight up the mountain. We commanded a beautiful view from there of the surrounding country, with its rivers and mountain passes, but the grandeur of the scene was completely wasted on the ' keydets ' after those of the night before. Natural Bridge was our next objective. We spent the day there, and returned to camp at Glasgow that night. The following day we set out from Glasgow for ZoUi- man ' s Farm, our last camp be- fore returning to Lexington. The Corps had become some- what hardened to the vigors of the march by this time, and the hike into barracks the succeed- ing day was made in great Guard Mount THE BOMB-1917 ■ ' Five Miles to Dutch Inn, " " Three Miles to Blue Front Garage, " " One Mile to Dutch Inn. " " Boys, we are almost there! " When the Corps reached the outskirts of Lexington, the Institute Band was there wait- ing for it; " Jake " Schwartz and " Tom " Dulaney in full regalia. 1 o the harmonious strains of " Tom ' s " bari- tone and " Jake ' s " slide-trombone the Corps marched through the streets of Lexing- ton to their home on the hill. " Gee, but it ' s good to get back. Say, ' Runt, ' what did you say? " " Ahorse! Ahorse! My kingdom for a horse! " The K[tchen . Roi ' n Camp Fire C ( OMf ' A.W THE BOMB-1917 Roanoke Trip T I IME at V. M. I. is probably measured differently from anywhere else in the world. Where else in this universe, for instance, is the time it takes a clock to strike several times considered for a moment? And yet the time consumed by a clock in striking only a few times is sufficient for a cadet to get from his room in barracks to his place in ranks in front of barracks, and this time is, therefore, always taken into consideration by a cadet. Another oddity is the way a cadet reckons days. The academic year at V. M. I. is divided into two terms, but the " Keydet ' s " year is divided into six parts, or split by six eventful occasions. The latter are so important to him, that he reckons his days as so many to one of these occasions. Thanksgiving, or the trip to Roanoke for the annual football clash against V. P. I., is probably the crowning event of the year, and this year was no exception. Leaving Lexington on a special train early Thanksgiving morning, the Corps arrived in Roanoke early in the day, and a few minutes later had invaded every hole and corner in that prosperous city. But Roanoke was ready for us. Every shop window bedecked with pennants, every person on the street wearing loyal streamers, and every front door unlocked to the cadets, the city wore an attitude of welcome, which it could not have exceeded, had it been welcoming back her long lost sons. Everyone was worked up over the game, the one event of the day. As usual both of the Corps of Cadets paraded the streets in groups of twos and threes, and the red hning of their capes against the blue in one case, and the grey in the other, added luster and warmth to the scene. This passing to and fro along the streets continued until an hour or so after midday. Then the two battalions formed in line, and marched out to the field, giving a few exhibition movements upon arriving on the spot. or so by the roar of the yelling cadets. As each team ap- peared, it received a hearty wel- come, and the rivalry began. A description of the game would be entirely out of place here, and so I shall only say that the game was very interest- ing, and the excitement became ■ ' ' ' intense. First one way and then the other victory leaned, and no one was able to say for certain who would win. But in spite of the fact that our team fought like wild men, the superior weight of our opponents told on us in the end, and when the final whistle blew, V. P. I. was ahead. But we knew how to take defeat, and the Corps, to a man, conducted them- selves in such a manner that even the press took note of it. Theatres, dining-rooms and Virginia College fell victims to cadets after the game, and it was with deep regret that the Corps entrained again at nine-thirty for Lexington. THE BOMB-191 iHHIil " ' il III OFFICE OF THE MAYOR City of N o r f o ll( , V ir ginia December 18, 1916. O. B. BucHER, Wm. B. Leggett, C. p. Nash, W. M. Whittle, J. A. Nelms, M. W. Steele, Cadet Captains, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia. Gentlemen: — I am just in receipt of your very kind letter of December 16, 1916, in which you are good enough to express hearty appreciation of your visit to Norfolk on the occasion of the Eighth Annual Convention of the Southern Commercial Congress here. Let me, as the Mayor of the City, express her high appreciation and deep obli- gation to the Virginia Military Institute Cadet Corps for their visit to us, which was most helpful indeed in carrying out our supreme desire to make every one who was with us on that occasion happy. For quite a number of years — more than half a cen- tury — it has been the privilege of the Mayor of Norfolk to have known, with a degree of intimacy, the Virginia Military Institute, and he bears testimony that no institution in our State has ever, at any time and always, reflected greater credit upon the State than has this Corps. This has been the case both in times of peace and times of war, wherever the Virginia Military Institute Cadet Corps has been called upon to display itself, whether at home or abroad, and it has done so in that way which excited the pride of the citizens of Virginia at large. The Corps of to-day differs in no sense from the Corps of the past; this was fully demonstrated in the splendid manner in which the young men of Virginia, and from other States which may contribute to its member- ship, deported themselves in Norfolk on the occasion of your recent visit, both as gentlemen and as trained soldiers. The honor came to me to stand upon the Reviewing Stand vinth the Governor of Virginia, the Commanding Officer of Fortress Monroe, r- rh with the higher officers of the National Guard, not only from Virginia, but other States, and other distinguished visitors, not the least of whom by any means was your own splendid Superintendent, General Nichols. The consensus of opinion of all present there was that the Virginia Military Institute Corps presented the most sol- dierly appearance in the whole parade. This is not to disparage either the Army, the Navy, or the National Guard who participated, but is to say that in the high order of excellence the Cadet Corps was A-1. Even the torrential rain could not dampen the ardor nor tarnish the brilliancy of our Cadet Corps. Please be assured that the City of Norfolk, in her corporate capacity, and her citizens who were imme- diately responsible for the success of the Convention of the Southern Commercial Congress, feel under deep Leaving Boat obligations to the Virginia Military Institute Cadet Corps which, in its personnel, exemplifies the highest character of Virginia ' s young man- hood. With assurances of the City of Norfolk ' s highest and affectionate esteem, I beg to remain. Gentlemen, Sincerely and respectfully yours, (Signed) Wyndham R. Mayo, Ma )or. J » ,iA THE BOMB-19iy f Newport News Washington Trip I EE, but it s getting cold, standing here. We ve been waiting over two hours now, and that wind cuts like a knife. " This was heard as frequently as rain drops on a tin roof during a summer shower, while the Corps waited patiently, or rather impatiently, to take their place in the Inaugural Parade. And certainly it was discouraging, for it looked as if our turn would never come, company after com- pany passing by ahead of us m rapid succession. Leaving Lexington the previous morning, the battalion had arrived in Washing- ton the same night, and had taken up its quarters in the old Masonic Hall at Ninth and F Streets. The trip up had been more or less eventful. Everybody was planning how they would spend the few, precious, spare hours in the big city, and building up great expectations. When the train stopped at Lynchburg, the " hill- climbers " in the Corps were greeted by many fathers, mothers, sisters and " calics, " loaded down with greetings, wishes of good luck, and, best of all, large boxes con- taining many good things to eat for the fortunate few. At Gordonsville the fried chicken trays were completely taken over, and many hungry cadets tasted of Virginia ' s best. But Washington was reached at last, and the old Masonic Hall soon became alive with four hun- dred cadets. Leaving the armory after dismissal, these four hundred scattered to the four winds, only to assemble again for the midnight show at the Gayety. Taps went at two-thirty. Our turn came at last, and we started out on the eventful march, that we had looked forward to for so long. Through the Capital Grounds, down Capital Hill at double time, into Pennsylvania Avenue, with the wind blowing a hurricane, we passed swiftly, and entered into the main part of the parade. Wind, sand, — nothing could have prevented old V. M. I. from doing its best that day, and proving to the thou- sands of spectators along the route that nothing in the parade was better. Cap after cap went sailing as we turned along the Treasury, and into the home stretoh — the Court THE BOMB-19iy of Honor. But they were all regained, and to the tune of V. M. I. Spirit, we passed in review before the President. " E }es Leftf " What impression we made on the President I do not know, but I cannot help but think that he must have been impressed with our perfect Hnes and gen- eral appearance. How soon it was all over! How soon, when we looked back on it, were we in the armory again with our dikes removed. But, my, how hungry we were! Again we dispersed to restaurants, hotels, and private homes. Some even dared " Peacock Alley, " where a delegation from the Old North State gave them such a warm welcome that " Jimmy " and " June " were completely captivated. " Reveille at six - thirty " sounded awful early to the boys, when they crawled in at twelve-fifteen, but, early or no early, it went at that time, and the Corps entrained a few hours later for Lexington. Morpheus reigned through- out the train nearly all of the way back, with now and then an occasional break, such as Peter Wray getting left at Gor- donsville, and some more eats at Lynchburg. The Corps de- trained at East Lexington, and pulled the hill to barracks. Everyone spoke of the good time they ' d had, but everyone was mighty glad to get back to their grey home on the hill. C3pecja.l -nverv+toTL — ■tiieSdLvoy Hotel ) THE BOMB-ISIT THE BOMB-19iy The Sportsman Spirit Don ' t pla]) just for the vktorvi — ' Tis onl a part of the game; But, lose or win, just wear a grin. And the good n ill be the same. Someone always is vanquished In order the other may win; So if you meet with a bitter defeat, Remember to lose is no sin. The Worst are not always conquered. The best must lose some day; So fight like a fiend, let your playing be clean. And you ' ll get the good from your play. Just say, " We ' ll beat you next time, " And believe just what you say; Lei your battle cry be, " Never die, " That ' s the sporiman spirit in play. Don ' t play just for the victory. Don ' t play just for glory or fame; And do not give in and play to win. But play for the love of the game. — J. H. Taylor, ' 19. " 4l = ll THE BOMB-19ly m 1 THE ©QTIB STAFF M. G. MUNCE Editor-in-Chief J. E. COLE. Jr Business Manager C. P. NASH Assistant Business Manager E. C. PORTER Advertising Manager C. A. MARTIN D. E. RHEUTAN Assistant Advertising Managers O. B. BUCHER F. S. ROBINSON M. G. DRISCOLL . .Department Editors S. Y. McGIFFERT J F. H. ETHERIDGE J. T. HAMLIN J. S. LAWSON M. W. STEELE S. W. NOELL S. B. WITT THE BOMB 1917 CARET STMT S. W. NOELL Editor-in-Chief C. H. BROWN Assistant Editor ASSOCIATE EDITORS E. C. BROWN J. S, LAWSON J, S. HART M. G. MUNCE J. R. PENDER, Jr. G. B. LOCKHART J. E. COLE M. H. STEVENS ON BUSINESS DEPARTMENT F. H. ETHERIDGE Business Manager C. P. NASH Advertising Manager S. Y. McGIFFERT Treasurer Official Puhlkallon o the General Athletic As:iociation THE BOMB-1917 ©tl OII|riBlmaB g uppbm nt Published in Connection with " The Cadet " S. W. NOELL Editor D. L. RUFFNER Business Manager J. M. METTENHEIMER Assistant Business Manager A Hide booklet of cadek, tli cadets, ami for cadets, done into print for Holl ) Da reading. SALUTATIONS I HE editors of this, the second volume of The CHRISTMAS Supplement, have endeavored to carry out the policy inaugurated by The Cadet of last year. The purpose of the Supplement is to afford a medium through which the Institute can express any literary ability that barracks may shelter. In the past this literary ability has never been brought to light, for although a wreekly publication is issued, this paper, known as The Cadet, does not accept stories, and poems are not actually encouraged. The SUPPLEMENT, therefore, should occupy an important place in the history of the Institute, and it is hoped that in the future the Corps will take more interest in the yearly short story contest. FiRST Aid Drill n It LOADIN 179 HK THE BOMB-1917 " — Wj uv-svT -r» THE ETEKHAL W ni THE BOMB-1917 Regarding the Subs I I NCE a Doling Parent Showed Up at an Institution to whose Tender Mercies - he had Handed over his Wayward Offspring the fall before. It was not only a Cold Storage for Regular Knowledge, but also Handed Out helpful Hints on how to conduct oneself as a Brigadier General, in spite of the fact that most of the Gawks couldn ' t Hold Down a job as an A. D. T. boy for a week. On looking the Joint over, he decided that while it wasn ' t furnished with Louis Quinze Outfits and Persian Rugs, its atmosphere was fairly Surcharged with Work, and he Had a Hunch that Labor was exactly what the Pride of the Family stood most in need of. So he Patted Himself on the Back, and Ambled over to the Statue of the Father of Our Country, to hold a B-ache with a uniformed Gen ' man who was afflicted with a too generous Bay Window — Postmaster General and Custodian of the Misery Whistle, none other. As the Fond Father had been busy Grabbing the Graft on Commissary Consignments for the Army, he hadn ' t kept up with the Preparedness Movement, and things Military. In fact he didn ' t know the difference between a Stable Sergeant and a Major General, and would have sized up a Machine Gun as a Moving Picture Outfit. Nevertheless, he took a Shot, and Hailing the Person as Colonel, asked to be Put Next to the Dope on the Place. After acquiring considerable Information, concerning the Heroes of the Battle of New Market, he wanted to know if there wasn ' t Somebody of Consequence still Hanging Around the Hallowed Walls. His Informer Registered Surprise, and assured him when it came to Big Dogs in every Phase of Life, the Subs were without Parallel. Just then a Long Drink of Water came Loping through the Arch, his Mug Decorated with the expression that Sleep-walkers commonly Get Credit for. The Doting Parent wanted to know if this was the Doctor Kerlin in Military Uniform with the Rank of Colonel, of whom he had heard so much, — the Exponent of the Higher Thought. His Informer was stricken nearly dumb. -No! That ' s Pussy Foot Anderson. His Record is an enviable one. His lectures arouse so much enthusiasm that the Mean Third Classmen invariably give THE BOMB-IQIT 1 him a Hand and Call for an Encore. He is an Indispensable Commodity at the Hops, being a Pilot of good Staying Qualities on whom any Luckless Keydet may wish a Titanic of the First Water in case he gets Tied Up for several Rounds. Furthermore, he is an enthusiastic Boy Scout and hopes to soon be the Recipient of a First Aid Badge. Here comes Tooth Pick Boykin and Li ' l Percy Bell. Boykie has but two Failings — Vanity and the Piedmont Habit, — and is the Sport of the Sub ' s Kitchen. Now when it Comes to Love Pirates, Percy is Right There. If there was a Penalty for Causing Gross Disorder in the Calics ' Hearts, he would Run Excess. What ! The tender Gen ' man with the Wee Urchin Toting his Pasture Pool Implements? The Big Boy is Pigmy, the Coach. He ' s going out to watch B. D., the little Feller Tear Up the Sod for a while. B. D. can Dope out by Cal- culus just why his Drives don ' t go where he directs them. Since he Took Up the Game, the Villagers have gotten in the habit of Picking Up Their Knitting and Beating it out to the Links every afternoon to hear him Address the Pill. They say It is most Unique. That Hard Boy is Shady Grove. He is noted for his ability to pack his Picnic Twist to the Hops with him, and Get Away With it, thus combining Business and Pleasure. He scorns the Fair Sex — but here comes the Woman-Hater now. Yes, Willard Brown. He thinks in terms of Amps and Volts, Shocking, don ' t you know, and his favorite Plaything is the Slide Rule. He ' s never been Periscoped within Effective Range of a Calic, and seems to Play old Safety First as the One Best Bet. He Can ' t Be Bothered. There goes Rosebud Hepner. He ' s the Artillery Shark. With his Blinkers on the Drill Regs, and his Auditory Organs within speaking distance of the Serg. he can Hand Out a Line, which proves highly diverting to the Trifling Ele- ment, but would make an Expert Pass Out Cold. Here ' s the Georgia Peach. He spends all his Spare Time trying to take out his Lazy Man ' s Velocipede without having to be Towed In. He ' s pretty Dumb — only found out last week that when it Came To deciding at what hour Rev. would be held, the Musician of the Guard is the whole works. The expression on his Map is the result of Sniffing for- Odor of Tobacco Smoke in Kitchens on the First .-1917 No, that ' s not the Bean, but Son Read, the Newly Keydet of the Sub ' s Kitchen. His Strut is only a Bluff he Runs, but he can ' t Put that Stuff Over around this Joint. He and B. Bowering are the Monstrous Canines of the Crew, and can be located at any time during the Hops without sending out a Special Detail. He gets more mail than a Newly Keydet, and was caught in Weinberg ' s not long ago looking at Furniture. So he ' s a Foregone Conclusion. A German Spy? Where? Why that ' s only Skid Snidow, the Power Behind the Throne at the Post Exchange. In spite of the fact that he Steps Off for about five miles every afternoon, he still retains his Girlish Figure, as does Warren, who Chaperones these Hikes. That Cit is Bull Durham, one of the Renowned Local Boys. He claims that the Barbarians are Food For the Missionary, not for the Y. M. C. A., but is Sticking With them just the same. He has done some mighty good Mission Work among the Titanics at the Hops, being as a rule the Last to Leave the Sinking Ship. A mighty Fine Bunch of Boys, I ain ' t Kidding you a Pound, and — Here the Walking Guidebook Executed About Face and stood transfixed. The Intent Listener, who had been Deployed behind him had Felt Need Of Stimulant after what he had just heard and had Unlimbered his Pocket Edition and was Throwing Down a Bunch of Four Roses in an attempt to get Fire Super- iority. As he had voted the Prohibition Ticket the First Aid to Dumb Corporals retired to the Guard Room, leaving the Victim to recover as best he could. hi ' fe ' ' .Ji IK THE BOMB-19iy V. M. L Athletics-Past and Present i If the several branches of Athletics, Football is, as elsewhere, the premier - sport at; V. M. I. Football was introduced at the V. M-T. in. the autumn of 1891 largely through the efforts of Walter Taylor, of ' the Qass ' of-1892, who was Captain of the first team. Through all the years that have followed, the keynote to V. M. I. football may be found in the fact that nobody has ever seen a V. M. I. football team " quit. " V. M. I. has vyon its share of successes, often doing the apparently impossible in winning out of its class; and it has had its defeats, sometimes pretty bad ones. But, win or lose, V. M. I. has always put forth its best efforts until the final blow of the referee ' s whistle. And, win or lose, it ' s our team ; they have gone the limit for us and we ' ll go the hmit for them. A stranger at the. depot when a V. M. I. team comes home would always conclude that V. M. I. had won, for a losing team receives the same welcome as a winning one. The team of 1 907 affords a striking illustration of V. M. I. spirit. While all V. M. I. monograms are equal in value, there is a peculiar significance attached to a certain two which were awarded this year. The one ivas given to " Bob " Massie and the other to R. B. Dunbar. Masiie was a born football player; he really won his monogram in his first game, a hard-fought contest vsnth the Naval Academy, when he was still but an unassuming Fourth Classman. ' Yet he never relaxed his efforts for a single moment during the entire Tour years which followed. He was always in the. thick of the fight, giving V. M. !;. his very best. The other monogram was awarded to R. B. Dunbar. Dunbar came to the V. M. I. a big, fat, awkward, overgrown boy. For four years he tried for the team, but, while personally popular, his efforts at football were not taken seriously. A little Gadfly from Texas nicknamed him " Bedelia, " and produced many a laugh at his expense by calling to him from the side-lines. But the Gadfly passed out of the picture, and Dunbar kept right on trying, year after year, giving V. M. I. the best he had, and all the time improving. In his first class year he loomed large in the Virginia game as a star — he was one of the Stonewall Center, which the sport- ing writers praised so liberally in their accounts of that game, a nip and tuck affair with Virginia, lost by the narrow margin of 17-18. And that ' s why V. M. 1. almost invariably wins in her own class and scores many successes in the class above, where she does not contend on anything like even terms. Until one has been on the inside and has traveled and lived with the squad, he can hardly appreciate the difficulties under which football is played at V. M. I. A scant hour for practice, the player comes out in a hurry, right from class, and leaves on the run to make a lightning change for drill, from which none are excused. The system at the V. M. I. makes it impossible to have it otherwise, yet the contrast to the opportunities enjoyed by football at other institutions, where the player receives all the attention and consideration usually bestowed upon the favored few, is indeed striking. What the others accomplish with ample opportunity for practice, and large , ' numbers from which to draw, including a wealth of trained material, the V. M. I. must accomplish with hmited and green material, intensive training and V. M. I. spirit — to use a vulgar expression, borrowed from Kipling, but one which is univer- sally used in the athletic world — " by having the guts. " Perhaps the greatest handicap under which V. M. I. labors is the loss of foot- ball material by wastage. The star football player must stand the gaff in the Mili- tary Department, as well as in the Academic Department; he also must retain his sense of proportion; " big head " is usually fatal. He must live up to the corps ' unwritten laws and standards; and many good football players fall by the wayside. In the present year the wastage has been unusually heavy — four stars were lost to the team. Still another handicap to V. M. I. is in having no regular athletic field. There are many disadvantages, both to Athletics and to the Parade Ground, in using the one field for both purposes. However, it is the hope of all that before very long this situation may be relieved by the construction of an athletic field, to be used solely for athletic purposes. There is an excellent site available, and in light of what has been accomplished in the recent past, there is reason to regard this as more than a dream of the distant future. Besides its spirit and its loyalty to the team, V. M. I. has one other proud pos- ' session. No question is ever raised concerning the eligibility of a V. M. I. player. In the athletic world this is so well recognized that it goes as a matter of course. V. M. I. takes what normally comes to her and makes the best of it. When she wins with such a team there is nothing to mar the joy of the victory. And when she loses ,.■ it is the whole family which grieves, for V. M. I. is no easy loser — in fact, it nearly ; breaks her heart to lose. - -7 If ■S7 n. IK THE BOMB-1917 Of the twenty-six teams V. M. I. has had, the writer has seen them all pass across the stage except two, and he has seen most of the players of those two in action on subsequent teams. The first five teams — 91 W. H. Taylor. Caplai 92 Spencer Carter. Captai 93 H. A. Wise. Caplain 94 F. A. Hickman. Capta •95 C. C. Dickinson. Capl — were unusually successful. During that entire period only two games were lost; one to Virginia in ' 93, and one to V. P. I., by a score of 4-6, in 95. Victories were scored against St. Johns, Washington and Lee, Wake Forest, Trinity, Kentucky State, University of North Carolina, V. P. I., and A. and M. of N. C. In this period the most notable game from the writer ' s viewpoint was the game won from North Carolina in ' 93 by score of 1 to 6. Carolina came to us a promis- ing contender for the championship of the South. Her record was marred by no defeat. The game was a battle royal, and a grand exhibition of V. M. I. pluck. Right here V. M. I. began its long record of upsetting the dope. No team is ever quite sure of beating V. M. I. In ' 96 there came a slump, as comes to every college; the team of this season lost the majority of its games. The years ' 97, ' 98 and ' 99 showed a gradual return to V. M. I. ' s best form, each team getting better results than the preceding one. The climax was reached again with the team of 1900. 1900, captained by C. S. Roller, was one of the most conspicuously successful in the history of the Institution, losing only to Georgetown by the close score of 1 1 to 1 6, holding Virginia to a tie, and defeating V. P. I. Every alumnus looks back with pride upon the record of Roller ' s team. 1901 1. B. Johnson, Captain 1902 G. S. Dewey, Captain 1903 E. H. Johnson. Captain 1904 R. James. Captain 1905 M. W. Caffee, Captain 1906 H. Beckner. Captain — all maintained the reputation ofy. M. I. for clean, hard playing, taking a good share of victories. Hl THE BOMB--1917 1907, R. W. Massie, Captain, was one of the best. Its game with Virginia, which went 18 to 1 7 in Virginia ' s favor, was a thrilling contest, which contributed greatly to V. M. I. ' s reputation on the football field. 1908, T. Poague, Captain, 1909, H. G. Poague, Captain, and 1910, H. G. Dashiell, Captain, all played excellent football. Another climax was reached with the teams of 1911, 1912, and 1913, all of which played in tip-top form and brought many laurels to V. M. I. 191 1, Red Moore, Captain, was conspicuously successful, losing only to Vir- ginia, and including in its victories Davidson College, N. C. A. and M., Richmond, Randolph-Macon, St. Johns and Catholic. 1912, C. E. Moore, again Captain, bettered the record of 1911, losing only one game, and including in its victories University of Virginia, 19-0, and Kentucky State, 3-2. 1913, R. M. Youell, Captain, brings us into recent history. This team was perhaps the best in the history of the institution, losing only to Virginia. Its great victory, over A. and M. of N. C. in Richmond, was one of the star performances in V. M. I. football. The exhausting effect of a hard game on the Saturday preceding Thanksgiving was the cause of its getting only a tie with V. P. I. in the Thanksgiving game. 1914, J. M. Bain, Captain, suffered much by contrast with the strong aggrega- tions of the three preceeding years. It also suffered greatly through loss of experienced players. However, it was a hard fighting lot and acquitted itself very creditably, the playing in the Clemson and V. P. I. games being of a high order. 1915, A. Nelms, Captain, had an excellent record, defeating Clemson, playmg North Carolina to a tie, and losing only to Virginia and V. P. I. 1916, A. Nelms, Captain, started out with good prospects, though there was a disheartening loss of old players. As usual it overwhelmed the teams in its own class. It smothered Clemson by a score of 37 to 7. In every case it played the teams out of its class to a stand-still, yielding to great superiority of weight only during the closing minutes of the final period, and furnishing the usual classic in the game with V. P. I. Thanksgiving. THE BOMB-1917 The following complete list of coaches will be interesting : Football Coaches George W. Bryant Pi George W. Bryant Pi Robert N. Groner Ui S. A. Boyle Umvei A. K. Dickinson Univei S. A. Boyle Un S. Walker Un S. Walker Un: Dr. B. Garnett Urn S. Walker Un W. W. Roper Pri. W. W. Roper Pn: J. B. Johnson V. M. I. e R. James, Asst V. M. I. J. B. Johnson V. M. I. G. E. Pyle. Assl University C. S. Roller V. M. 1. C. S. Roller V. M. I. W. C. GlotH University W. C. Gloth University A. Brummage University A. Brummage University B. B. Hacer, Assl V. M. I. ; H. G. Poague V. M. I.. Dr. Oscar Randolph University Col. J. C. Wlse V. M. I. Col. R. James V. M. I. F. H. Gorton F. H. Gorton F. H . Gorton E. C. Abell, Asd Colgate af Virginia, jf Pennsylva jf Pennsylva of Pennsylva nf Pennsylva Df Pennsylva oi Pennsylva .1895-1896 .1896-1897 .1897-1898 .1898-1899 Df Pennsylvania 1902 1903 1904 id Virginia 1903 1900-1901 1901-1902 1903 1904 1905 and Virginia 1906-1907 of Kansas 1907-1908 1908-1909 of Virginia 1909-1910 of Virginia 1910-1911 of Kansas 1911-1912 of Kansas 1912-1913 nd Vanderbilt .1913-1914 1914-1915 1915-1916 1916-1917 Baseball I HE first record of organized Baseball dates back to 1884-1885. W. L. Hop- kins, a picturesque and interesting character of ' 85, was Captain of this team. It is certain that baseball was played prior to that time, but we have no record of the teams. In baseball V. M. I. has not been very successful. V. M. I. spirit cannot make a baseball team. Baseball is a highly specialized sport in which mechanical ability can only be attained and maintained by constant practice. A pitcher is a necessary part of a baseball team, and for some reason not many pitchers come to the V. M. I., or, if they come, fail to develop in such unfavora ble environment. There was one period for nine years during which V. M. I. continuously had a pitcher, and during those nine years she had good ball teams. Carneal lasted four years, i899- ' 03, inclusive. Devault succeeded him with the intermission of one year, and lasted from 1904- ' 07, inclusive. They were both good college pitchers, and pitched V. M. I. into many a victory. There were also many other good players in the game during their time, notably T. B. Goodloe, of home-run fame. Since this period V. M. I. has had an occasional good pitcher, but he has never lasted long. Under our system it is difficult to see how V. M. I. can produce good baseball teams with any consistency. Baseball comes in the busiest time of the year, and the opportunities for developing a team are absolutely inadequate. Basketball I-CASKET-BALL, which was introduced in 1908, H. J. Porter, Jr., Captain, - seemed to catch the fancy of the Corps from the very beginning. It comes at a period when things are usually flat, and it fills a big gap in the life of the cadet. In basket-ball you see the cadet, both on the team and on the side-lines, at his very best. The player in the game is putting forth his utmost effort; the corps on the side- lines is literally surcharging the atmosphere with encouragement. The staccato cries of the individual and the formal yells of the corps follow each other in endless suc- cession, occasionally subsiding at a tense moment, as on the trying for a goal, and again rising to a regular pandemonium of noise when play is fast and furious. A more tense situation than a close game on the V. M. I. basket-ball floor, with the rooters going at top speed, is difficult to imagine. The scene is truly inspiring. V. M. I . has been very successful in basket-ball, and its growing popularity is assured with the new gymnasium as its setting. IK THE BOMB-1917 n THE BOMB-191V Coach Gorton rH OR the last three years the man who has always been on the job in everything ■ ■ pertaining to V. M. I. athletics was Coach Gorton. He came to us as Head Coach. He was unversed in the nature of our methods and in the character of our system, and the fact that he readily adapted himself to the conditions so new to him is part evidence of his real ability. We were all more or less familiar with the numerous and various problems fac- ing Coach Gorton when he began his work here. Some of them were of great importance to V. M. I. athletics, and they presented difficulties which, to be handled properly, required qualities of determination, hard work, clear thinking and devotion to duty. We have admired the spirit in which the Coach went at the task before him, and we believe the results attained are a striking testimonial to his worth. Although we have fallen before V. P. I. in the annual football clash for the last three years, we have come out on top in many a highly creditable football game. So in baseball: we have won, and we have lost. We think we can safely say that Coach Gorton has been largely responsible for the games we have won rather than for those we have lost. Probably his greatest success has been in basket-ball and track. In both of these branches he turned out teams to be proud of. Coach Gorton leaves the Institute at a time when many good results of his labors are apparent. He leaves behind many warm friends and admirers, and he carries with him our good wishes and esteem. We appreciate his earnest efforts, and what he has actually accomplished for V. M. I. We are not informed as to his plans for the future, but wherever he goes and whatever he does, we sincerely wish for him the success we are confident he will deserve. THE BOMB-lQiy ii Coach Abell WHAT cadet but did not look admiringly at " Abe ' s " picture, when it was first announced last spring that he was to assist in coaching football the follow- ing season? What cadet but did not look still more admiringly when " Abe " ap- peared in person in September? Nor did their admiration decrease with days. On the contrary it increased, and the more they saw of him, the more they liked him. Abell ' s influence at V. M. I. has been felt in more ways than one. In football he did wonders. It is not enough to say that the reputation that last season ' s team won for itself was due in a large measure to his efforts, and that our team was pro- claimed the best-coached team in the South. This is from the point of view of an outsider. Ask any member of the team or squad, what the team thought of " Abe, " or how he was on the field. The reply will be something like this: He could get more work out of a man that anyone ever seen before on a football field. Instead of causing the men to hate him, he became their idol, and there was not a one who would not have expended his last ounce of strength at his word. But this isn ' t all. Anyone who thought that a certain amount of swearing was necessary on a football field was soon converted to the contrary, for " Abe ' s " motto was: " No Swearing — No Betting, " and he put it into effect. Any cadet might follow his example to profit. What wonder, then, that every cadet rejoiced when it was announced that this man is to return next year. And we are confident that those who rejoiced shall not be disappointed. Abell has already accomplished much, and we have every reason to beheve that he will accomplish still more. THE BOMB-lSiT THE BOMB-1917 — OOTE ALLf Hampden-Sidnev College Will.am and IVlaiy College. .. . Gallaudel College Maryland Stale College 15 Univeisily of Noith Carolina. . . 38 Calholic University 16 Clemson College 7 University of Virginia 20 Virginia Polytechnic Institute... 23 I HIS schedule was one of the hardest that we have ever undertaken, and our chances of success were much lessened when four of last year ' s monogram wearers failed to return. We had counted on these men in makmg our schedule, and their loss was severely felt. With a light team, not averaging over 1 55 pounds, we met the above teams, most of which outweighed us decidedly, and we feel that the results were distinctly creditable, both to the team and to the coaches. Several critics have pronounced V. M. I. the best coached team in this section. This is accounted for when we consider the array of coaching talent that handled our team. Head Coach Gorton was assisted by Abell, of Colgate, Walter Camp ' s first selection of All- American tackle in 1915; Rev. Oscar Randolph, Virginia ' s great quarter of former years; Capt. Leech, one of our own stars; and Mr. Durham, one of the best all-round athletes of Richmond College. Of the team we can only say that they played fast aggres- sive football and upheld the best traditions of V. M. I. It was not their fault that they did not weigh fifteen or twenty pounds more per man, so as to meet their opponents on more even terms. They did all that the coaches could expect, and more. In the Thanksgiving game, especially, did they show the finest kind of spirit and football of a high grade. Outweighed twenty pounds to the man, and picked by many critics to lose by a big score, they rose to the occasion, and, for a great part of the game, played one of the best teams in the South to a standstill. r- m Captain Nei.ms THE BOMB-1917 This is said in no effort to detract from our worthy oppon- ents of V. P. I., who know how to win football games and how to conduct themselves in victory. We regret to announce the resignation of Head Coach Gorton. During his three years at V. M. I. he has done a great deal for football. Handicapped as he has been by an unusual lack of weight, he has kept V. M. I. on the football map, and deserves the thanks of the alumni for his services. Capt. Leech, who has been invaluable to us for several years, has resigned, to enter the U. S. Marine Corps, and his loss will be keenly felt. Prospects for 191 7, however, are far from discouraging. We are fortunate in securing Abell as Head Coach, who, in addi- tion to a thorough knowledge of the game, has a wonderful gift of inspiring enthusiasm and getting his men to work. It is no exaggeration to say that Abell is loved by every man in barracks. Bertschey, Captain-elect for next yeSt, should prove a good leader, his work at half back caused his selection for the all South Atlantic team by several prominent judges. With these men as leaders, and with a good squad of old men to draw from, we feel that V. M. I. is in a fair way to win new prestige on the grid- iron. IS. ' Encleby " " jUgj THE BOMB-1917 Chronicle FRANK H. GORTON Coach E. C. ABELL Assistant Coach J. A. NELMS Captain F. S. ROBINSON Manager L. W. FOY Assistant Manager (.4. =: i THE TEAM Ends Cuardi " ll f Goodman, B. Whittle ' ; ■ " ( Bucher Hawkins, C. ij 1 Marshall. P. Root u Tackles Centers ,-( 9% : Steele Nelms c Thomas, R. Hawkins, S. Knapp Manager Robinson Hahes FulU Quarlers Bertschev Hart Gray Leech SlLVERSTElN Sullivan Engleby SCHEDULE FOR 1917 Seplembe r 29 Ha mpd n-Sidney College Lexington, Va. October 6: William and Mary College Lexington, Va. October 13: Univers ty of Virginia Charlottesville, Va. October 20: Ma rylar d Slate College Lexington, Va. October 27: Da vidso n College Danville. Va. Novembe r 3 Ro anok College Lexington. Va. Novembe r 10 A. and M. of North Carolina Richmond. Va. Novembe r 17 Un ivers ty of North Carolina Chapel Hill. N. C Novembe r 29 Vi ginia Polytechnic Institute Roanoke. Va. THE BOMB-19iy 1 THE BOMB-19iy ii fi SOMEONE has suggested that the best representation of the V. M. I. baseball season of 1916 would be a picture of a door with the words, " V. M. I. Base- ball Season 1916, " written across it, and the knob of the door draped liberally with crepe. This would certainly save time and space, but would hardly be fair to the men who worked so hard and gave so freely of the limited time they had to make a team, so we refuse to consider the above suggestion. The season was not a successful one from the standpoint of games won, but when we consider the time given for practice, the rawness of most of the material, and the difficulties under which the coaches and men labored, we may safely say that everyone was satisfied with the showing that the team made. As anyone who has had any experience in baseball knows, it is next to impos- sible to take material that is even above the average, and make a team out of it when the average time for practice is only an hour per day, and the playing season only two months long. The larger portion of material that V. M. I. has to develop a team from is of the rawest kind. We occasionally get a man who has had some prep school experience, but on account of the short practice period and short season it is hard for them to develop into expert players. The old men who came out last season were the Pitts Brothers, battery; Bucher and Driscoll, pitchers; Gillespie, Captain; Millner, Hamlin and Hagan, infielders; Paul and Marshall, outfielders. These men always gave the best they had, and considering the small amount of practice they were able to get, put up a good game. Of these men all are lost by graduation except Bucher, Captain for this season, Hamlin and Marshall, and it will be hard to find others to fill their places. The new men who showed up best were Massie, Brown and Jernigan, pitchers; Sale, Fairlamb and Carter, catchers; Captain B 1 THE BOMB-1917 Rogers, Sullivan and Bacf- roft, infielders; and Martin and Owens, outfielders. All of these men should do good work this year, and it is to be hoped that out of the large class of new men that we have this year, the coaches may find several stars who will help to make the com- At the Bat j ig season the most successful. The playing field, which last year was used for drill and consequently was always rough, will probably be left entirely for baseball this year, and if so it will be possible to keep it in better condition. The new gym should permit men to get in some early work, a thing that has been impossible heretofore, the old gym not being adapted to that kind of work. The coaching staff will be increased by the services of " Big Abe, " who made his letter at Colgate, playing third base, and who has already won the confidence of the corps by helping to turn out a good football team. On the whole the outlook for the coming season is brighter than it has been for several years, so let us remember the past only as an incentive to greater efforts, and work for a team that will wipe out all memory of past defeats. ffrMA.i, i :. _Wt I On the Field THE BOMB-19iy Chronicle E. C. ABELL Coach O. B. BUCHER Captain M. G. MUNCE Manager Manager Munce 1. Saturday Mar h 24 2. Saturday Mar h 31 3. Tuesday Apri 3 4. Friday Apri 6 5. Saturday Apri 7 6. Monday Apri 9 7. Thursday Apri 12 8. Friday Apri 13 9. Saturday Apri 14 10. Saturday Apri 21 II. Tuesday Apri 24 12. Thursday Apr, 26 13. Friday Apri 27 14. Saturday Apr, 28 13. Saturday May 5 Schedule Virginia Christian College Lexington .Amherst College Lexington William and Mary Lexington Richmond College Lexington Randolph-Macon Lexington Syracuse University Lexington Trinity College (Conn.) Lexington Virginia Polytechnic Institute Blacksburg Virginia Polytechnic Institute Blacksburg Hampden-Sidney Lexington Davidson Lexington Hampden-Sidney Hampden-Sidney Randolph-Macon Richmond Trinity College (N. C.) Danville Virginia Polytechnic Institute Lexington Curve Showing Rate of Cigarette Smoking in Barracks Per Day for a Period of Four Months (Note rise in curve in January during Exams) ] 1 IZS ! 1 i ! 1 MS 1 j 1 lOS 90 k i 8a V , tf 70 1 V a V A to 1 J . u 1- -• ,»» ' I ! k b fo • 1 1 1 1 t ' • " " " 1 1 J i«) 1 ffi i i i so -— f : za Ul li 1 — lo oi T« B Et L NO i E IV ( (E R £CI = M BE R. j f fsi u ji Rjr 1 _J w THE BOMB-1917 THE BOMB-IQIT BASKETBALL ITH only one letter man of last year ' s squad back at the Institute, prospects looked anything but bright for a winning team. The loss of Lewis at center, Fetterolf at forward, and two such guards as Pitts and Rogers, was a severe blow to basket-ball activities at V. M. I.; but from the large squad that responded to Coach Gorton ' s call there was found a team that will go down as one of the best and hardest fighting quints that ever wore the red and white jersey. In the opening game of the season Virginia Christian College was swamped by the decisive score of 79 to 12; then William and Mary, Richmond College, Randolph-Macon, and the University of West Virginia were met and disposed of in the order named. In our next game, with the University of Virginia, our old rival was forced to succumb to the fast and fierce attack of our lighter team and, when the final whistle blew, the score-board read, " V. M. I., 30; Va., 19. " The following week we met our first defeat, falling before the excellent team-work of Trinity, by the narrow margin of two points. The team in this game did not play up to its usual form, but, in the next game, with A. and M. of North Caro- lina, came back strong by giving the tar-heels one of the worst drubbings on their Northern invasion. All of our away-from-home games were lost, but only after a hard and bitter fight in each case, small courts and strange rules proving too much of a handicap for the cadets. North Carolina, Trinity and A. and M. were our conquerors in the order named, but a few days later the former of this trio was defeated on our own floor by the decisive score of 47 to 34. In the last game of the season after a hard fight, the team vas finally forced to bow in defeat to the superior team work of our old rivals, V. P. I., by the score of 37 to 22. HJ g THE BOMB-1917 ry center I J _ I 1 And now for the team. Bacharach, at center, outjumped almost every he went up against during the season. Nelms and Hock, at guard, played a hard and consistent game throughout the year. " Archie ' s " playing was always charac- terized by that old fighting spirit, and what " Freddie " lacked in weight, he more than made up for by the fierceness of his attack and his ability to shoot goals. Cap- tain Marshall and Leech are, as forwards, a pair hard to beat. The former ' s play- ing throughout the season was of that steady, consistent sort that always wins in the end. Leech, a new man, and a brother of the famous " Lloyd, " developed, as the season progressed, into one of the best shots ever seen on the Institute floor, and the crowd was frequently brought to its feet by his sensational tosses from difficult angles. In addition to this he is fast and aggressive. Sullivan, Wills and Woodward, when- ever called upon, always " came across with the goods, " and these men will give someone a hard run for a regular place on next year ' s team. The former was in almost every game played. The loss of Coach Gorton, who leaves us in June, will be keenly felt by all athletics at the Institute, particularly basket-ball, for it is due to his untiring efforts that V. M. I. has turned out in the last few years teams that she has been proud of. And now, " Keydets, " " Old Yell for the Team! Make ' em Loud! " You ' ve seen them win, you ' ve seen them lose, but whether winning or losing, it was always the same. It was fight, fight, fight, from the first blow of the referee ' s whistle till the last, and always in evidence was that which we are all so justly proud of — " The Old V. M. I. Spirit. " w THE BOMB-1917 Chronicle F. H. GORTON Coach P. J. MARSHALL Captain J. T. HAMLIN, Jr Manager Forwanh Marshall. P. Leech Sullivan Center Bacharach Guards Nelms Hock Manager Hamlin January 13 Lexington January 18 Lexington January 20 L( January 27 L January 30 Li February 7 L( February 10 L( February 13 L( )ruary 15 Le . „.uary 22 Chapel Hill, N. C. February 23 Durham, N. C. February 24 Raleigh, N. C. February 27 Lexington March 3 Lexington inglon igton ington ington Ington V. M. 1 V. M. I V. M. I V. M. 1 V. M. I V. M. I V. M. I V. M. I V. M. I V. M. I V. M. I V. M. I V. M. I V. M. I 1®: ' Virginia Christian College 12 Hampden-Sidney 14 William and Mary 20 Richmond College 23 Randolph-Macon 16 University of West Virginia 29 University of Virginia 19 Trinity College 30 A. and M. College of North Carolina. ... 10 University of North Carolina 33 Trinity College 42 A. and M. College of North Carolina. ... 29 University of North Carolina 34 V. P. 1 37 TBACK WHEN track practice was first started last spring, there were many who looked upon it as a farce. Later, when it was rumored that the track team was to have a real, honest-to- goodness trip, and had prospects of another, much interest was aroused. This news brought out some new recruits, and in a short time this infant of sports at V. M. I. developed into quite a husky youngster. If ever a youngster had a hard time, it was this one. There was practically no track, a jumping pit which was poor in its best days, and a bunch of obstacles which seemed at the time insurmountable, but which were removed as time went on. So with everybody working hard, and Coach Gorton and Manager Massie on the job from start to finish, we managed to get up a good team, considering, and sent them off to Blacksburg to compete against V. P. I. and the University of North Carolina. Both of the latter had strong teams, and teams which had had all the advantages of training, which we due to our limited time and facilities lacked. Although we were out-pointed in this meet, it would hardly be fair to say that we were outclassed, for we won one first place, Knapp in the high jump, several seconds and several thirds. On the return of the team from Blacksburg it was generally thought that the track season was ended so far as we were con- cerned. But not so. Coach Gorton and Massie (we really think it was mostly the Coach, but he wouldn ' t let us say it outright) by much effort secured us an entry in the Relay Carnival held during the month of April under the auspices of the University of Penn- sylvania. Although most of them had broken training to some extent, c pT , Rjjp ' THE BOMB-19iy a relay team, consisting of Ayres, Captain, Massie, Read and Ruffner, was sent to Philadelphia. There they astonished everyone, including themselves, so they say, by winning third place out of nine entries in their class, the best part of which was that all the other eight entries represented colleges all larger than V. M. I. But all this is history now. This year we are to have one or more inter-collegiate meets, and again participate in the Relay Carnival at " Philly. " While it is true that we have lost quite a few of our last year ' s best men. Read, Ayres and Massie of the Relay Team, Hix, Ripley, Geyer and Dillard, we still have " Jimmy " Taylor, Rothert, Jones, G., Knapp and Ruffner, all good men, who, to- gether with the new material, should make V. M. I. vsnnner in more than one contest. As to Coaches we have Coach Gorton, than whom there are few, if any, better, and Mr. Walter Durham, for four consecutive years a track monogram wearer at Richmond College. With such a coaching staff, some new material, and the old men, led by Ruffner, who are back from last year ' s squad, track is bound to win for Putting Shot THE BOMB-1917 High Jump Fifty Yard Dash THE BOMB-IQIT nl II GYMNASIUM I -Y-M is a very good abbreviation for gymnasium, because to make a gym - team. Guilty Young Men are necessary. Jolts and jars are the rewards of the team during the weeks of practice before the exhibition. The lack of meets with other colleges is a hindrance to the popularity of the team with outsiders. This popularity is rapidly increasing, due to the new gymnasium and its equipment. Monograms are awarded to members of the Team making the required number of points during any exhibition. The first exhibition is held during Government Inspection. Though tired and fatigued from the rigid inspection during the day, the Team does itself credit as it passes from the mysterious flips of Ground Tumbling to the Cut-Offs on the flying rings and the Kick-Ups on the bars. M The second inspection is held during the gala week of Finals. With all the excitement — the gaudy colored dresses, the special " calic " — what couldn ' t one do? The band strikes up that naughty melody, and the Team comes prancing in. Lucky it is that the windows are open, so that the boys may throw out their chests as they pass by the " calics. " With the grace of a fawn and the agility of a cat, the Team passes through its tricks and intrepid feats of strength. Then follows the applause of " keydets " and " calic " ; points are calculated by the judges; monograms awarded, and the delightful Informal Hop begins. CAPTAIN LaNGE THE BOMB-lQiy TENMS .M.r--T T- ENNIS at the Institute has in the past few years greatly increased in popu- larity, especially as now men on the Team may be awarded monograms. Last year a match was played with V. P. I., the outcome of which was that V. M. I. was victorious in both singles and doubles. Matches, both at home and abroad, have been scheduled for the coming season. Although only one member of last year ' s Team returned this session, we expect to acquit ourselves as well as last year, as there was a generous response to the call for volunteers, and as we have nearly all of the men back who played on the second team of last year. A tournament will be held in the Spring, and the out- come of this will in a large way determine the Team. The improvement in the courts last year leads us to hope for a similar improvement this year, and the hope of having addi- tional courts is near to realization. When the men who are lucky enough to have an after- noon off don the white and, vWth racquet and balls, rush for " decks " on the courts, the fight for " that bunch of letters " will be on. Here ' s hoping that a large number will be successful. Captain Lecgett THE BOMB--191V nONOGEAn CLUD B. A. GOODMAN President P. J. MARSHALL Secretary W. MASSIE Treasurer FOOTBALL BASEBALL BASKET-BALL Nelms. ' 17. Caplain BUCHER ' 17. Caplain Marshall. P., ' 18. Goodman. ' 17 Hamlin ' 17 Caplah Blcher, ' 17 Mar -.HALL. P . ' 18 Nelms, ' 17 Hart, ' 17 Mas IE. ■w.. 19 Steele, ' 17 TRACK Cole, ' 17 RUFFNER. ' 17, Capl ■Whittle. ' 17 Bertschey. ' 18 GYMNASIUM Gray, ' 18 Lance, ' 20. Caplain Hawkins, C, ' 18 Marshall. P., ' 18 Root, ' 18 Engleby. ' 19 Knapp, ' 19 Sullivan. ' 19 Thomas, R.. ' 19 Hawkins, S.. " 20 Leech. ' 20 SiLVERSTEIN. ' 20 229 (lie THE BOMB-19iy — ™ THE BOMB-1917 CE=aKSE QgaH|ZW5 ' 4. " 5 ■■%g6 " Si .-5 OFFICERS S. C. GUMMING - President S. B. WITT Vice-President W. G. WILLS. Jr Secretary W. M. WHITTLE Treasurer BIBLE STUDY COMMITTEE J. T. Hamlin, Chairman Fird Class : C. P. Nash, PresiJcnt F. S. Robinson, Secretary Second Class: P. W. Root, President T. M. Watson, Secrelarv Third Class: W. WiMBERLV, President W. MassiE, Secretary Fourth Class: jENNrNCS, President LowERY, Secretary MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE C. P. Nash. Chairman R. Perkinson H, P. Gray T. O. Bancroft PROGRAMME COMMITTEE S. B. Witt. Chairman C. C. Cantrell G. Kyle SOCIAL COMMITTEE W. B. Lecgett. Chairmnr J. P. Marshall J. M. Mettenheimer lf( THE BOMB-19iy Y. M. C. A. I I P TO the present year the work of the Young Men ' s Christian Association has excited little interest among the cadets, and the efforts of its members towards increasing the influence and scope of the Association have been of a most perfunctory character. This lack of interest was largely due to the fact that a mili- tary school, as V. M. I. is, has great difficulties to surmount in carrying on such a work, because of the arduous and exacting duties required of its students. However, it has been the good fortune of the Institute this year to have been able to secure Mr. Walter E. Durham, a graduate of Richmond College, as a permanent resident Secretary to look after the affairs of the Association. Since he has taken charge, the Y. M. C. A. seems to have taken on a new life. Mr. Durham has introduced an innovation in the appointment of a Y. M. C. A. Cabinet, to act as a sort of Board of Directors for the Association. This Cabinet consists of the chairmen of the various committees, who have charge of the several major divisions of the Y. M. C. A. work, in addition to the regular officers. The greater interest manifested in the Y. M. C. A. is largely due to the effective work of the heads of the several committees under the immediate direction of the President, S. C. Cumming. Early in the year C. P. Nash and his Membership Committee were on the job, and their efforts resulted in placing on the Association ' s membership list the name of every cadet in the Corps. One finds very seldom a school with its entire student body enrolled as paid up members of the Y. M. C. A., or in any other organization. Too much credit cannot be given Mr. Nash and his assistants for their remarkable work, and to the Corps credit must be given for re- sponding so heartily. Probably the most striking feature of the Association work this year is the in- terest shown in the Bible Study Classes. Under the able and energetic supervision of J. T. Hamlin, over seventy-five per cent, of the Corps is enrolled in Bible Classes. Each Bible Class has its President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, and meets in its own room every Wednesday night. The classes are taught by local pastors from Lexington who have kindly consented to give part of their time to this To W. B. Leggett, Chairman, and his associates of the Committee of Social Affairs, was assigned the duty of providing a Reading and Music Room in barracks for the use of Y. M. C. A. members, and they have surpassed the cadets ' fondest hopes of a " loafing room. " In it may be found many of the leading daily papers of the North and South, a handsome Victrola and a large supply of the latest and best records. The walls are bedecked with pennants of the leading colleges, while from time to time in the room the Cadet Orchestra gives concerts which cannot be excelled anywhere. Nor has the Program Committee, under the able leadership of S. B. Witt, been surpassed by any of its contemporaries. An excellent and instructive program of prominent speakers in various walks of life has been secured. Too much praise cannot be given the Cabinet as a whole for their energy and efficiency, their loyalty and devotion. With a unity like clock-work they have worked together and the Corps of Cadets have never failed to respond with co-operation. In the future the Y. M. C. A. will occupy even a more important place in the cadet ' s life, and it is easy to see that its influence will be for a greater and better V. M. I. 1 1 THE BOME The Episcopal Church Club DR. OSCAR DeWOLFE RANDOLPl i Rector ' ESTRY Whittle Cole, E. Marshall, P. Bertschey Dew Wills LOWRV Cadet Orchestra E. A. BULKLEY Leader T. R. POTTS Manager J, C. NELSON, JR Treasurer MEMBERS Gatewood P ' " " " Alvis Trumpet Draper i Blow [ y ,■ Hughes, S. I Davis J Waller Orimu » ' ™- - I Banjo Mcuhlius Barrett ( Jeffries ., • " C mlan Hancock | Taylor. J Banjo V IK THE BOMB--1917 ■ Wl Dramatic Club B. A. GOODMAN President S. B. WITT Vice-President J. S. LAWSON Secretary C. C. CANTRELL Manager MEMBERS Adkins, F. B. Jones, G. W. Brown, E. C. Root, P. W. Ward, J. G. Patterson, R NOELL. S. W. Taylor, J. - Richmond Club M. R. MILLS. Jr President C. J. SAUNDERS Vice-President H. P. GRAY Secretary and Treasurer MEMBERS Addison, W. M. Hagan Addison, J. Haskell Adkins, F. HUNTT Alvis Ingram Armistead James Carneal Kellogg Gary Knapp Chapin Lafferty GUTCHINS Lamb Dance MONCURE Fairlamb Morrison Freeman MUNCE Guest MUNSON Neale Owens, I. Owens, W. Potts, J. Potts, T. Rheutan RoTHERT Scott Swift Taylor, M. Ware Williams, J. Witt " THE BOMB-ISIT GIjTJJb J. E. COLE, Jr President B. A. GOODMAN Vice-President F. C. JEFFRIES Secretary and Treasurer MEMBERS Anderson Harper SCHLECEL Bellezza Jones. G. Shepherd BOYKIN Marr Simmons BUCHER Nelson SiRMON Butler. P. Porter Taylor. H Cole. H. Robinson. F. Weisel J. T. HAMLIN, Jr President T. R. PERKINSON, Jr Vice-President S. S. HERMAN Secretary and Treasurer MEMBERS Alverson, H. L. Jordan, J. C, Jr. Swain, L. N. Dudley, H. E. Paxton, W. C. VanWacenen, F. Hicks, H. T. McFall, J. C, Jr. Whittle, W. M, Hughes, S. E., Jr. Ruffin. T. R., Jr, Williamson. T. S., Jr. y — 1 M THE BOMB--1917 : - I III Southwest Virginia Club G. B. LOCKHART President A. H. BLAIR Vice-President F. Y. CALDWELL Secretary and Treasurer MEMBERS Chapman Kerlin Parrott Dew Lytton Rhudv Enclebv Martin, F. K. Williamson, R. Hock Miller, J. Robertson, C. North Carolina Club JOHN R. PENDER, Jr President CHARLES B. MILLER Vice-President BENJAMIN WIMBERLEY Secretary and Treasurer ROLL Branch, A. Miller. C, B. Smith, E. A. Carroll. A. Milton. W. H. Pender. J. R. Cannon. E. R. Moore. T. Wimberley. B. Glenn, W. R. Keerans. C. L. Reilley. M. E. Hairston. R., Jr. Russell. E. R. Taylor. F. M. MicHiE. H. N. Smith. H. Yancey, J. T. THE BOMB-IQIT The Northwest Club S. Y. McGIFFERT, Minnesota President A. H. CAMPBELL, California Vice-President W. G. GOODMAN. Illinois Secretary and Treasurer MEMBERS Ble rcHER California BuNDY Ohio Church Ohio Clapp Ohio Draper California Eva Minnesota Harrison, W Minnesota Hearne llhnois PfEIFUR Michigan Polk Califoi QUICLEY Illi] Smith, R. M IMii Waters Califo miML Texas Club J. S. HART President C. C. CANTRELL Vice-President H. L. ROBERDEAU Secretary and Treasurer MEMBERS Bancroft. O. KiRVEN NORVEI.L Edwards Lewis, Y. Ripley Gaillard Mertz Slack Hardy Mettenheimer Strawn Hurt McCelvey Thompson, J Imboden Morton Watson Jernicen Morrison, F. West Keith McCauley Young, R. THE BOMB-1917 Lynchburg Club S. W. NOELL President R. G. KYLE Vice-President R. G. ROBERTSON, Jr Secretary and Treasurer MEMBERS Adkins. E. M. Franklin, J. Carter, J. P. Hughes, G. W. Casey. B. W. Sullivan. J. J. Craighill. D. Wills, W. G., Jr. West Virginia Club C. p. NASH President D. L. RUFFNER Vice-President M. H. STEVENSON Secretary C. T. HAWKINS Treasurer Barnes, R. E. Hartley. E. K. Hawkjns, S. a. Marshall, A. J. Parkhurst, R. B. Silverstein, J. L. THE BOMB-1917 The Z. D. C. WATSON " Pretty Baby " COLBURN " Sarc " MILLER " Charley " KYLE " Kitty " JONES, W. G " Rooster " IMBODEN " Wiley D. " BLAIR " Alex " METTENHEIMER " Muke " HICKS " Mayor " HERMAN " Fannie " CALDWELL " Sis " WARE, J. H " Jonne " FOY, L " Levie " FOY. F " Abie " CANTRELL " Walrus " ALVERSON " Wink Link " VAN DYKE " Doctor " ROOT " Eli " HALEY " Bill " TRUSLOW " Herbie " REILLEY " Maurice " TAYLOR, M " Exo " TAYLOR. J " Trooper " WITT " Swell B " ROBERDEAU " BiDEo " GRAY " Nannie Goat " HOCK " Connie " DEW " Dumbo " NEWBERGER " Ick " WEST " Brute " EDWARDS " Piedmont " HAWKINS " Chick " CARNEAL " Cholley " JEFFRIES " Lightening " CURTIS, D Y " Doug " SEMMES X: " Pousse " Headquarters D. C, Lexington, Va. Keb. 9th, 1917 Orders Ko. 666 1. The appointments in tlie Corps of Tourists, Z. ? . C., which were to have been made from this office are indefinitely postponed because of the peculiar state of affairs which has been discovered upon reading the recommendations that were submitted. 2. It seems that the desire for the senior office was so fixed in the minds of all tourists, that eacii recommended himself for the same. Such a con- dition is deplorable, and immediate steps will be taken by the authorities to rectify things. In tlie future care will be taken to see that such does not occur, in order tliat the Z. D. C. may not be, subject to the inspection of the public, lacning in officers. 3. Each tourist is severely enjoined to hold the best interests of the organization close to heart, and to avoid the pitfalls which yawn for those who " run excess " . 3y order of i:.he Commanding Tourist. ABC Excess Adding-Machine Z. D. C. ii THE BOMB-191V THETIf? CHEVieOMS FOUNDERS CLUB " FUNK " CUMMINGS, . " MUTT LOTH " TAYLOR, ex- ' 15 Vice-President " BILL " LEGGETT, ex- " l5, ex-M6 Secretary-Treasurer " Mose " Goodman ex- ' 16 " Bull Pig " Ward ex-]l6 " Booze " Whittle ex- ' 16 " Freddie " Adkins ex-|17 " Shorty " Nelson , " ' 1 ' " Peter " Perkinson ex- ' 1 7 " Tom " Potts ex-|17 " Les " Thornton ex- ' l7 " Bull Rat " Carroll. " Hardy " Cole " Dumbo " Dew " Red " Hunter " Senator " Imboden . . " Biddy " Roberdeau " Baby " Rothert . . . i THE BOMB-191 ' 7 Inside Thanks be io Thee, O God of men. For revealing to my l(en These truths, Jn iic i underlying all. Accord to man his rise or fall: That in this world of transient joy. Of shalloti) baubles, all which cloy The soul and sense of him Who trusts to them his life or limb; There ' s something more can tal e its part. Can ease man ' s soul or fire his heart. For industry ' s the balm of heaven Which rest to restless ever has given; That in our seeming wrongs and Woe We are oft times our dearest foe; That honest effort, steadfast skill. Receives their recompenses still; And if a star we fix as goal. Although we miss it, seven-fold. Will be our prize, than should We aim To insignify some mortal fame; That hyprocisy did ever confute The hypocrite, and institute Its own redress; that boasting shows The boaster ' s weakness to his foes; That man is blind and compassed quite By a darkness worse than night. And in this darkness fails to see The greatest help lent him by Thee — And fails to grasp — which Thou wouldst send — Cod ' s boon to man — An HONEST FRIEND. —J. P. Carter, ' 19. THE BOMB-19iy ffa m THE BOMB-IQIT nms !; The Cotillion Club 1 OFFICERS ' 1 E. C. BROWN President C.J. SAUNDERS Vice-President HOP COMMITTEE S. W. NOELL. ' 17. Chalrma J. A. Nelm s. •]! P. J. Marshall. ' 18 W. G. Wi LLS. -19 J. E. Cole, •17 S. B. Witt. ' IS C. P. LupTON. 70 J. G. Ware . 17 H P. Gray. ' 18 MEMBERS Adkins Gates Hardy Mason Rheutan Armistead Dew Harris Marshall Robinson Addison Dillon Haskell Mettenheimer Rothert AuSTliN Driscoll Herring Miller. C. B. Robertson Bacharach Dudley Hoge Marshall. J. Reid Brown, C. H. Eva Ireys MoNCURE Roberts Bucher FoY, F. James McGlFFERT Rudolph BULKLEY Foy, L. Jones McCabe Russell Bradford Fairlamb Jeffries. E. MuNSON Saunders Blair Finley Fackson Massie Schlegel Butler Freeman Jones. C. A. Morrison Semmes Badham Goodman, B. Jennings Montgomery, W. Stewart Branch Goodman, W. Jones. T. Montgomery. Z. Sullivan Bancroft Goodwin Jeffries Nash Scott. F. Bauserman Gill. E. H. Jordan NoELL Swift Barley Gould Kyle Neale Smith. J. A. Bletcher Guest Lacy Newberger Sirman BURCH Glenn Lawson Nelson Thomas. J. Carroll Hamlin Leggett NURNEY Tinsley Chapin Hughs Lamb Porter Thornton Cole. E. Hartt Lafferty Pendleton Taylor Gumming Herman Lake Perkinson Towers Clarke Huntt Leech Pender TURMAN Garneal Hicks Lory Potts White. B. Cantrell Hancock Loth Patterson Whittle Curtis. D Hock LUPTON Potts. J. Williams Campbell, H. A Haley Miller. J. C. Peeler Wallis Church Hawkins Mills Parrott Wills Gary Hughs, C. MUNCE Polk Wilkinson Casey Hughs. S. Massie. W. Ring Withers THE BOMB-1917 SOeECTT Editor ' s Note — In was frequently forced to omil enii still others. For this reason the f Author ' s Note — The abc iducing this play in such a condensed form, the i tire passages, to condense others, and merely to de is a little different from the usual. ketch is every " keydet ' s " ambition. Some It; others do not. Some think they do, copied from The Spectator, with apologi nd dor to the The foil ACT I Scene I Time: About 6:00 P. M. Friday Night of any Hop. Place: " Calic Special " between Buena Vista and Lexington. Miss Fuller Joy: " Yes, and he said in his last letter (putting it off as long as pos- sible), that his mother made him ask his cousin up, but he was going to give me an awful rush, and was just longing to — " (Omitted for lacl( of space.) Miss Dizzy Blond (the unsuspecting cousin) : " Oh, you just wait till you see my keydet, and you ' ll rave something fierce. I ' ll introduce him to you if you promise not to try to hand him that soft line of yours. But he ' s easy to handle. You wouldn ' t have a chance, for when he called me up yesterday, he said ... " (Beware, Keydet, you are about to meet disaster iri the most terrible form.) Miss M. T. Crorvn: " Say! Who ' s that elephantine- looking ' calic ' up there ■with her maid? If she gets a rush, I miss my guess. Gee, but I feel sorry for some poor ' rat. ' " THE BOMB-1917 Miss Dizzy Blond: " Is that the way they do? If any ' rat ' breaks me, I ' ll ruin his shoes. Look at that bathing-suit Venus up there in the last seat on the left. She ought to make a hit. " (And so they continue until the local bacl(s up the hill by the Nile to the dizzy heights of Lexington. Upon alighting, they find that their cadets are not there to meet them.) Miss Dizzy Blond : " Oh, I wonder where ' Jim ' is? He ought to have known I was coming to-night. What in the world am I going to do? " Miss Fuller Joy: " If that isn ' t just like him! I bet I give him the d when I see him. Hey! ! ! Don ' t lose me in all this mash, for goodness sake. " {Cadet member of Hop Committee, whose duly it is to meet the trains, comes up.) Keydet: " Going to V. M. I. Hops? " Both {in a meek voice) : " Yes, Sir. " Keydet: " Where ' r you staying? " (Each turns to the other with a look of dismay.) Miss Dizzy Blond: " I don ' t know. He didn ' t say. " Miss M. T. Crown: " I forgot to ask. " Keydet (exasperated): " All right! Hop in! Drive on, Rice. Believe they are expecting some at Miss . " (So off drives the load of skirls, each vowing vengeance on some poor keydefs head, while the latter, all unsuspecting, are preparing for a big time.) Scene II Time: Supper of same day. Place: V. M. I. Mess Hall, Mess. No. A Sharp Keydet: " How Lawdy! Watch your uncle to-night. Got two of ' em coming up, and what it takes to string them both, I ' ve got it. Guess I ' ll be in a bad fix if either finds it out. What? Good looking? Say, Guy, Helen of Troy would be a scarecrow to either one. n THE BOMB-IQIV Unsuspecting Cadet (in the act of being sucl(ed in) : " Well, if you have any trouble let me know. I ' m awfully good on consoling a ' Jane ' in distress. " Bashful Ke )det (making debut at Hops that night) : " How about a knock down? " A Sharp Keydet: " Sure! Stick around after the first dance and you can look them over. is dragging one. " Bashful Ke det (feeling much complimented) : " Don ' t forget! I ' ll be seeing you. " Chorus (at random) : " Just my luck; got a wire to-day — can ' t come. " " I bet we freeze in those paletotes. " " Guess I ' ll find out who ' s big dog to-night. " " You ' d better watch your biscuits. " " Some music we ' re going to have, eh? " " Who ' re you having up? " (Perfectl)) aimless, inane conversation, but as they are all lappp, we ' ll pass to a scene where there is much weeping and wailing and washing of feet.) ACT II Scene I Time: Same night 1 1 :30 P. M. Place: Hop in the Gymnasium (The curtain rises on a beautiful scene. The dance is in full swing, and couples are gliding merrily (some are not) up and down. Stags are breaking with each turn, and the orchestra is tearing open the " V. M. I. Spirit. " Suddenly a pitiful sight is beheld. The Bashful Keydet is seen plodding along, shoving the " Jane " he requested to meet, on either the eighteenth or twenty-eighth round — he has lost all count. Weak of knee, watery-eyed, broken-backed, with the glare of one insane, wildly he turns his head and beckons, pleads, entreats the stags with heart-rending glances to send help. But they are all looking past him into thin air with sly grins on their sympathetic faces. He sees the Sharp Gentleman, and gives him a murderous look. It passes unnoticed. The Sharp Keydet never sees him, and serenely saunters out to catch a THE BOMB-1917 ' THE BOMB-19iy Soft music is heard, and the lights go out for a Moonlight Extra. The Bashful Keydet, with a head like a tack, takes a new grip; holds his battleship a little closer, and with a blissful expression of perfect contentment slowly waltzes by the stags. Ah! At last he succeeds. He feels a tap on his shoulder, and, oh, what a joyful blow it is. With visions of hay, cigarettes, rest and sleep, he smilingly backs away. But wait! The other cadet, perceiving the error he had made in the darkness, shudders as though he had reached the edge of an abyss, and with the brain of a master cries, " Steady! As you were! " and beats it out into the nearby crowd with ten second speed, not stopping until he reaches fresh air, where he stands trembling and pale. Words cannot describe the sensation of our Bashful Keydet. Pen cannot write nor brain formulate words which would convey to you his thoughts of this most harrowing of experiences. Do not think for one minute that this is the main part of the Hop. It is only an incident, noticed by only a few. In other parts of the floor happiness is uncon- fined; biscuits are being severed with machine-like precision; big dogs strut around; good-looking " Janes " (telling them all the same thing) ; lofty Freshmen ; ambitious Second Classmen; lady-killing Corporals; happy " rats " ; all having a grossly big time with now and then an exception — one of the bashful boys, engaged for the evening. Here he comes again — our hero, who was doing such fine work as a tug boat. Ah! He is trying different tactics. Over the cruiser ' s shoulder he madly waves a five spot — easy money for the brave. All you have to do is to break him, and cop the money. But that ' s strange! There is no rush, no stampede, not even a wad steps forth to claim the easy money. The victim prepares for the worse, giving up all hope. But his room-mate, as faithful as they generally are, perceiving his plight, calls a " rat, " on whom he has a large deck, and whispers soft words in his ear. Promptly said Newly Keydet trots off to rescue poor Bashful. Three keydets are required to carry the rescued lad from the floor as he deliriously murmurs, " Ah! millstone, you have fallen from my neck. " Game to the end this is the last we hear of our Bashful Keydet. The Hop continues to grow merrier, and on all sides cadets are falling victims to that rarest of sights to us — a pretty girl. Ha! The Duke trots daintily forward, and the couples scatter like birds. But he is too quick for one engrossed in the depths of a pair of blue eyes, and rudely awakens the blissful keydet by " An, may ah break, please. " Seeing the episode, one, P. Foot, heroically steps up to rescue the girl, and bids for " a portion of this dance, " only to have the calic saved by a dashing devil in full dress and heart-smashing smile, known to all keydets as the Georgia Peach. Ah, pot and kettle, you have nothing on these, for the " calic " still thinks she is dancing with the Duke. Soon she is found by big-dog cadet, who fearing for his biscuits sits down to tell her all about it. Tap-tap, tap, goes the drum, and the music stops. A few old yells are given, and the couples drift off for some last words, and some long, drawn-out good nights.) ACT III Scene I Time: One-half after the Hop. Place: Room No. 18. V. M. I. Barracks. (The scene is a keydet ' s room with hays down and occupants, scantily clad, reclining on top of same. All lights are out except one shaded glimmer in the corner. Lying on the table and draped around the chairs are familiar faces, each relating some particular incident of the Hop.) First Keydel: " Well, another mile-stone passed. Say! Did you see that " Jane " with the oriental dike? Do you know her name? She ' s some " calic, " I ain ' t for no play. " Second Keydei: " Thought I ' d laugh my head off when came ploughing along with his dreadnaught. They tell me she walks ten miles every morning for exercise. Some corn-fed ' calic ' (Enter Ticl lehrain Keydel, and another Tvbo lopes lilfe a l angaroo. Both have run gross lates due to some unl norvn reason.) Ticlilebrain Keydet: " Say, fellows, I guess I ' m after the biscuits again. Enormous hound. Watch the pink sheets roll in every day — just you wait. " (Enter Mournful Keydet chanting the folloiving in a sad voice.) Mournful Keydet: " Chop! Chop! Chop! All gone — not a crumb remains. Petite pomeraine is a mastiff to me now. Chop! Chop! Chop! " (He is greeted Tvith a horse laugh.) 265 THE BOMB-1917 Chorus: " Ah, what d ' you care? " " Now you can study. " " Ain ' t love grand? " {Tap! Tap! Enter Georgia Peach rvith gleeful expression.) Georgia Peach: " You men drive on to your rooms. Got permission to run lights or play Victrola? " {He knows they haven ' t, but merely asks for politeness.) " Who ' s orderly? " {As the non-roomers file out, he takes their names, and departs in direction of O. D. ' s Office. Room is plunged in darkness, and as the curtain slowly falls, a sad voice is heard to murmur.) Sad Voice: " Yea! fine stuff! Five more demerits for congregating — excess — de- prived. Well, I don ' t care; no Hops next month. Say, the one that hears rev. don ' t forget to yell. " w THE BOMB-1 T. Final German, 1917 E. C. BROWN Leader C. J. SAUNDERS Assistant Leader Bancroft Blow BOYKIN Brown, C. BUCHER BULKLEY Campbell, H. A. Chapin Clarke Cole, E. CUMMING DlLLARD Driscoll Echols, C. Etheridge Frary Goodwin Goodman, B. MARSHALS Hamlin Hart Horn Lawson Legcett Lockhart Martin Mason Mills Morrison. F. MUNCE McDowell McGlFFERT Nash Neale Nelms NOELL Pender Pendleton PORCHER Porter Rheutan Ring Robinson Ruffner Saunders schlegel Shepherd Squire Steele Stevenson TiNSLEY Walker Ward White Whittle THE BOMB-191V - H Final Ball, 1917 PEYTON J. MARSHALL Leader LEVI W. FOY Assistant Leader MARSHALS lf( THE BOMB--1917 First Class Banquet February 22, 1917 Class of 1917 VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA CLASS OFFICERS O. B. BUCHER President J. T. HAMLIN, Jr Vice-President E. C. BROWN Historian TOASTS The Class O. B. BucHER Third Class Rals anJ X- ' I6 Men J. E. CoLE, Jr. X- ' I7 Men M. W. Whittle Privates C. P. Nash Oncers F. H. Etheridge The Inslitule M. G. MuNCE Athletics C. J. Saunders Calic E. C. Brown Class Prophecy S. W. NoELL Menu ORANGE OYSTER COCKTAIL CELERY EN SURPRISE STUFFED OLIVES BOILED CHICKEN HALIBUT, CAPER SAUCE ■ DELMONICO POTATOES DEVILLED SPRING TURKEY WITH HAM CRANBERRY SAUCE GREEN PEAS WITH MINT FRENCH ROLLS WALDORF-ASTORIA SALAD, MAYONNAISE BEATEN BISCUITS NEAPOLITAN ICE CREAM RAINBOW CAKE LADY FINGERS CANDIED FIGS BLANCHED ALMONDS ROQUEFORT CHEESE TOASTED WAFERS DEMITASSE THE BOMB-IQIT " W| N 1 pub lis he ' d Nou)» Then -Some -t- 1 me z. Nou3 Li arri ToBok Xf» -three lesioQ X u arcni-ee. 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Ouieina +0 his •fallen arcbe s Short u Melson will ride inthe Inougeral Tirado ■ti ' s »feed will be none othert i Warrer),-Hie6o allot! Mascot. t-OUJ 30 7 saus f5e i7ever loaflo dOuir] +tje stoop i " itbouf bem " iistuken toir Cummioq I 5 quoWCoach4bel art i as hivioa 5010 poo j bo s bee rj Completed be en. pCCTi to qef b I i dipthis uear. Nelson his fallen arChes. and 13 lookinq Joio er " f ' hon sve r. Why Wot try S+ll+3? S u pp I €- S-fuW le- of fcr i, icfoord- lao aumoaitics. My aerial l figb+s onddips-ofo unequallecl. A + , - »« ' « ' ■ 4 s«« " 0eab e -Ao co e uiiffJ all Tifanie, difficuli-ies.Tar ■Iss-linoon lali see _ u» 7PiOQ Johnnie are. 3 -Kites -J-bd-J-hi ' s athletic build io dot -j-o Sujcxboda e ho i badofferi •from seven union Suit-f irnr » ■(- o be -(-he model ior their ad vertia»- fncots but hui ref u ed,beiOy afnoJe tmui- " Voice. Culr ure, yrdin ijou r- yo ce and t € able ' f ' o we Commands n a nr)Qtooe n lohich u) 1 1 oof onJy keep tiour Companu aiuoke buf toi (I be a+ " +he oonie -J ' lme •burnish u ol4 amuseryjen ' f " . For references se Champ Cfarl -e tobo IS 00 e of- rw u f orrtjerpapr IS ' Coir i j.e ' ' +bctfor5« MOflOCs Delinquencies — June 21, 1917 Bancroft — Holding Comic Opera in room during " rat " year. Blow — Open defiance to barber, hair Colonel Kerlin ' s cut. BoYKIN — Repeatedly breaking Game Laws. Brown, C. — Imitating filth eagle at all times. Brown, E. — Attempting to walk nine square miles in two hours. BuCHER — Trying to Hog(e) things at the Hops. BuLKLEY — Whistling at Rev. Campbell, H. — Unable to get Sponsor for Platoon, thereby delaying publication of " Outrage. " Chapin — Annoying room-mates by studying out of hours. Clarke — Violation of Par. 1 10, bringing " Bottle " in barracks. Cole, E. — Cease (ing) to love " Summer Jane " after being in barracks two days. CuMMiNG — Overstaying time at Institute, thereby classing himself with Sub-Pro- fessors. DiLLARD — Pomeade on toothbrush, S. M. I. Driscoll — Strewing roses from window of No. 78. Echols — Spreading hookworm in barracks. Etheridge — Singing " Tommy Adkins " during Call to Quarters. Frary — Causing disturbance in Lynchburg Cafe by shooting spirals at Mr. Fruit. Goodman — Having three balls in possession. Goodwin — Heels six inches apart while at attention S. E. I. Hamlin — Receiving daily notes from Lexingtonian. Hart — Repeatedly playing with Dodos after being warned not to do so, thereby endangering the health of a friend. Horn — Attempting to rival scarecrow in appearance. Lawson — Attempting to go to Reveille at I :30 A. M. Leggett — Attempting to dive over horse, iherby injuring self. LOCKHART — Rooming with Stevenson. Martin — Going on O. D. excessive number of times during Hops. Mason — Loosing " Hart " at Thanksgiving Hops. Mills — Having himself elected President of the Local Boys. Morrison — Attempting to run Greek Restaurant in room. MuNCE — Swearing that " calic " loved him, with two post cards per year as proof. jr? " THE BOMB-19iy ill game. I McDowell — Allowing man with ball to run through legs in Class Footba McGlFFERT — Singing in choir with sore lips — just before make-overs. Nash — Attempting to leave for Taylor shop out of hours. Neale — Talking in ranks about automobiles. Nelms — Wearing corduroy trousers and not being able to derive pleasure from same. NoELL — Competing with organ in church by snoring, thereby preventing other occupants of back row from sleeping. Pender — Having name last on appointments excessive number of times. Pendleton — Inefficiency as pilot, obstructing freedom of seas with private tug. PORCHER — Spurning affections of fair sex. Porter — Not using hair tonic at proper time. RheuTAN — Being responsible for several Outrages. Ring — Confining self to Buzzards ' Roost. Robinson — Excess rouge on face at Guard Mount. Ruffner — Having voice like bird, thereby deceiving " Wisdom. " Saunders — Head casting shadow of knife blade, thereby injuring those who came in contact with it. ScHLEGEL — Disclosing love affairs to room-mates by talking in sleep. Shepherd — Relieving negro of sweeping out by using all available paper in room to write masterpiece on. Squire — Not turning head when passing through arch, thereby blocking same with ears. Steele — Running lights in order to fight pheasants. Stevenson — Assumption of authority by electing himself President of Literary Society. TiNSLEY — Having calf in room. Walker — Gross unmilitary conduct under Guard Tree during Thanksgiving Hops. Ward — Making litter in room. White — Breaking arm over room-mates head. Whittle — Fowling in football game, imitating turkey gobbler while running down the field. Ifl THE ' BOMB-1917 ACKNOWMDGnENTS The Staff of The Bomb, 1917. take this opportunity to express their apprecia- tion of the cordial assistance in the production of this book by many friends, notably : Miss Caroline Walke. who painted the heading of " The Outrage. " Mr. Richard Fecheimer, who painted the headings for football and baseball. Captain M. B. Corse, who has filled a long felt need in his article on Athletics. The Faculty, which has responded readily to many demands made upon them for articles and gen- eral assistance. All advertisers for their helping hand. White Studio, which has enabled the staff to present many new pictures and views in this edition of the Bomb. Mr. R. McLean Whittet, who has taken a surprising amount of interest in the compilation of the book, and is responsible for other things than the mechanical finish of this Annual. The Corps of Cadets as a whole, and the Class of 1917 in particular for their general interest and aid. The Editor-in-Chief desires to thank the staff, individually and collectively, for their hearty support in accomplishing this seemingly hopeless task, and especially for those things which do not stand forth con- spicuously, but which are absolutely essential to the success of the BoMB. THE BOMB-lQl ' ? " Sir, the Report is Correct " Foreword The EorTOR First Class Biographies Most Anyone Class Poem The Editor First Class History E. C. Brown Second Class History S. B. Witt Third Class H. L. Roberdeau Fourth Class History S. L. Austin Confessions of an Alum Titanic One Who Knows The Hike S. B. Witt Roanoke Trip The Editor Washington Trip The Editor Sub-Faculty D. E. Rheutan V. M. I. Ath-Etics — Past and Present Captain M. B. Corse Coach Gorton The Editor Coach Abell The Editor Football Col. R. B. Poague Baseball Captain F. A. Grove Basket-Ball Captain B. Bowerinc Track C. H. Brown Gymnasium B. A. Goodman Tennis W. B. Leggett Y. M. C. A S. C. CuMMINGS Society F. S, Robinson The Outrage D. E. Rheutan Delinquencies The Burly Bunch fc S THE BOMB-19iy — R ttvotivboir tKis name Tn-ADE ( ' nVl ' MAR.K. Jt is the mar-K of auayta ?zZ4S £ cce nC4 thruout the f iold of HOISTS AND DERRJCl S Wo build a Aep.e tt otdeA. into cvorythini of CLYDE GRADE, making owi nuxchine our best advcrtisomcnts and salosmon CLYDE 1R.ON W OR.K.S HOME OFFICE G- FACTORY DULUTH, AVINNESOTA., U.S.A. A ANUFACTUR_ER.S OF CLYDE GRADE LOGGING HOISTING AND EXCAVA.TING A ACHlNEnJV, Palronize our AJverlisers, IVhen writing to Advertisers, please m ?n(io;i 1917 Bo THE BOMB-191V ar VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE 78th Year E. W. 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Operations : ' Do It Electrically " Operations : Clifton Forge, Va. Covington, Va. White Sulphur, W. Va. Ronceverte, W. Va. Lewisburg, W. Va. Alderson, W. Va. Eagle Rock, Va. Buchanan, Va. Natural Bridge, Va. Glasgow, Va. Buena Vista, Va. Lexington, Va. , Low power rates ' vMered for manufacturers locating in the towrisin which we operate Patronize our Advertisers. IVhen n ritino to Advertisers, pL If THE BOMB-1917 BERTRAM G. GOODHUE, Architect 2 West Forty-Seventh Street New York, N. Y., January 22. 1917. Mr. J. L. Crouse, Greensboro. N. C. My Dear Sir: Mr. Murray ' s report of his visit to Lexington is distinctly satisfactory. 1 may confess — here and now — that both I and the men engaged on the V. M. I. draw- ings here in this office have very gravely questioned the outcome of the building opera- tion at Lexington. 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DEAVER SELLS TAILOR MADE CLOTHES (Made to Fit) READY MADE CLOTHES GOOD SHOES GOOD SHIRTS GENTS ' FURNISHINGS TRUNKS AND SUIT CASES A SPECIALTY HATS AND CAPS Sell as Good Goods and Cheaper than the Other Fellow I AM A FRIEND TO THE CADET Think of Me. See Me. It Will Pay You. Phone 25 MAIN STREET Opposite Court House LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Fox ' s Barber Shop R. H. FOX. Proprietor A HIGH-CLASS BARBER SHOP Boley ' s Bookstore (Successor lo W. C. Sluarl) Palronizc our AJvcrlisers. IVhcn rorilmg lo AJverlisers. please meiilion 1917 Bomb. 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DRAIN TILE, FIRE PROOFING, COMMON BRICK AND OTHER CLAY PRODUCTS Plant at Glasgow, Virginia Clay Products Company is, in a measure, the It Works, established in 1855, by the late Cha The Glasgi James River Cc of the present management), who making Cement for the locks and dam Richmond to Buchanan, and LexingI After its completion the business nished all the cement for most of the 1855 to 1907, when it went out of b Natural. The shale and clay used in the present plant as the cement stone did, and it is the purpose of thi products of as equally high grade as was the James Ri ceive the patronage of the public as it has done for the p from Me ■ of the Ja )n, Va. railroads ■yland to Virgin md Ki of the late H, Locher (father for the purpose of nawha Canal, from Cement, assuring it that nothing but the best line of good al enterprise, and fur- built in Virginia from t of Portland Cement succeeding from the same property company to make clay lent, and it hopes to re- ;ty years, for James River Ce THE CADETS WHO CO TO GORRELL ' S WILL GET THE BEST IN DRUGS, STATIONERY, TOILET ARTICLES, WHITMAN ' S CANDIES, TOBACCOS, CIGARS, AND CIGARETTES Prescription Druggists Gorrell ' s Sotja Fountain is new and complete, affording the Best Drinks in town. Our Service is " On-the-Minute, " and only high-class materials go to make our drinks. HOME OF VELVET ICE CREAM B. R. 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When ariling to AJverllsers, please menilon 1917 Bomb. i 1 THIS SPACE IN THE BOMB IS RESERVED FOR THE o t exchange, d r 1 ! AN INSTITUTION WHICH NEEDS NO ADVERTISING Patronize our Advertisers. When writing to Advertisers, please mention 1917 Bon THE BOMB-19iy TOWER.BINFORD ELEC. MFG. CO. Distributors Electrical Material and Apparatus RICHMOND, VA. The 1917 Military and Naval Insignia Catalogue Sent upon Request THE HAND BOOK 1917 Illustrates and prices about 800 articles suitable for Gifts for all occasions Mailed upon Request BAILEY, BANKS BIDDLE CO. PHILADELPHIA R. Hams Co. MANUFACTURING JEWELERS Corner 7th and D Streets, N. Wv., WASHINGTON, D. C. i Commercial Acid Co. CHEMICAL MFGRS. Plants: E. St. Louis, 111. Texarkana, Tex. Little Rock, Ark. Manufaciurers of Sulphuric Acid Nitric Acid Muriatic Acid Zinc Chloride Oleum Mixed Acids Caustic Soda, Etc. Main Office: Boatmen ' s Bank Building ST. LOUIS, MO. 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The uni- forms worn at THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE are fin- ished examples of the character, qual- ity and appearance of our product. Jacob Reed ' s Sons 1424-1426 Chestnut Street Philadelphia 1816 1917 WM. H. HORSTMANN COMPANY PHILADELPHIA UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENTS Paironize our AdvertiseTs. When renting to Advertisers, please mention 1917 Bomb. THE BOMB-ISIT CADET UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENTS Manufactured b]) Ridabock . Co. 147.149.151 West 36th Street NEW YORK Chas. Prachet Co. MANUFACTURERS OF High-Grade Confectionery, Chocolates, Glace Nuts, Etc. ff BALTIMORE, MD. ....— 4«._ .._.. Hardaway Contracting Co. Incorporated Home Office: Columbus, Ga. 1 General Contractors SPECIALISTS IN WATER POWER DEVELOPMENT W. W. Timberlake Company IVholesale Confections and Fruits j Dams, Power Houses, Bridge i I Phone 780 STAUNTON, VA. Advertisers. When writing to Advertisers, pica ntion f9l7 Bomb. 1548 Broadway (Executive Office) 557 Fifth Avejiue NEW YORK Photographers to This Book and many other Colleges for :: :: the Season :: :: The School and College Department makes available the best skilled artists and modern methods, and also assures promptness and :: :: accuracy in completion of work :: :: Northampton, Mas Princeton, N. J. Cornwall, N. Y. Ann Arbor. Mich. II Siudios aho South Hadley, Mass ..Lawrenceville. N. J. Hanover, N. H. Lafayette. Ind. Poughkeepsle. N. Y. West Point, N. Y. Ithaca. N. Y. Palronizc our Advertisers. When writina to Advertisers, please mention 1917 Bomb. THE BOMB-IGIT Pioneer Nurserymen of America Trees, Shrubs, Evergreens, and Hardy Garden ' Plants Complete Landscape Gardening Service Planting Plans, Topographical Sur- veys, Engineering, Sewage Disposal, Grading, Planling. Road and Drive- way Building, Professional Land- scape Consultations, Specialists in Golf Course Layout and Building, Pruning and General Tree Treatment. Thomas Meehan Sons Nurserymen and Landscape Gardeners Germantown, Phila., Pa. Established 1854 John L Ratclifle Highest Award Always Send for Samples and Catalog of any kind of Crayon and Chalk which interests you. 209 W. BROAD STREET RICHMOND, VIRGINIA C. 0. H0B6S CO. I ' Producers and Shippers Fresh Caught Fish and Oysters Palronize our Adverti iDriling lo Advertisers, p e THE BOMB-ISIT . ' V : ' yi ' ENGRAVINGS FOR THIS BOOK BY Buffalo Patronize our A,1verliscrs. H- ' itn UTidnS to AJverti-.er5 please mention 1917 Bomh. THE BOMB-19iy The House that Has the Crowd The Reason: A HIGH-CLASS MOVING PICTURE SHOW Good Music ' - The Best People ' ■■ ' Entertaining Performances ' ' ' - ' - " The Cadets ' Winter Garden " Saturday Matinee 2:15 P. M. THE First National Bank Lexington, Virginia Capital $50,000.00 Surplus 75,000.00 Net Profits .... 1 8,000.00 $143,000.00 4% Interest Paid on Time Deposits ROLL OF HONOR BANK IA Bank must possess Surplus and Profits larger than Capital to be enrolled. Consider seriously what this means — think of it when you open an account. It means strength. On the Roll of Honor this Bank stands: 1st in the Valley of Virginia 6lh in this State 436lh in the United Stales .—• — f ♦— — .. Rockbridge National Bank LEXINGTON, VA. Capital Surplus $150,000.00 . $37,500.00 Paul M. Penick President A. P. WADE Cashier I +- CALL ON Rice Miller When You Want Some One to Meet that " Calic " at the Train U For a Saturday or Sunday Afternoon Date. For Your Parents and Friends when in Town. For a Trip to Natural Bridge Best Automobile Service IN Town Patronize ow AJverliscrs. IV hen n-rilfng lo AJvcrh .._.......-...-...-+. ._.. H. O. DOLD First, Last and All the Time IVhen you aanl anVlhlng good lo cat CONFECTIONS AND FRUITS A Specialty The old cadets, the new cadets, and all the cadets deal with Dold. Why? Because He Treats You Right Dold has just what a cadet wants. Donl forget the C a.ss Pipes. DoU makes them jusi the wav vou want them. Cor. Main and Washington Streets LEXINGTON. VIRGINIA ONE PIECE UNDERWEAR I 1 " Tailored To Fit " I Athletic Styles, with the Give and Tal e Waist- band. : : : : The Best Haberdashers Stock Them -— ■ 4-...-...-... — ..——.—.—..—.— —.—...-...-.♦. i w When considering the selection of Athletic Apparel or Implements it is well to remember the synony- mous relationship of " SPALDING " AND " QUALITY " Write for a Catalogue 613 14th Street, N. W. WASHINGTON, D. C. Clubs for Taylor Athletic Goods where not already repre- sented. Send for catalog and particulars ALEX. TAYLOR CO., Inc. Taylor Building 26 E. 42nd St. New York Est. 1897 Patronize our AJrertisers. When writing to Advertisers, pie nenlion 1917 Bomh. It ' s hard to do our clothes jus- tice in such little space. The thing is to try them on ! Everything men and boys wear. Mail Orders Filled Rogers Peet Company Broadway at 1 3th St. Broadway at Warren " The Four Broadway at 34th St. Filth Ave. at 41st St. The McClamroch Co. Contractors in Marble, Tile, Terraza, Mosaics Greensboro, North Carolina i NEW YORK CITY CADETS Exams are o ' er, and Finals here. Yours " cits ' " suits you soon will Wf They may need alterations some So to the Repair Shop you must comi Then you ' ll look neat to " Calics " swe Who ' ll say, " Why, who fixed you up, Why — Tile Work in Jackson Hall, our Campus, done fc j the McClamroch Compan}; V. M. I. PRESSING SHOP REDUCED RATES Palronizc our AJverllsers. li- ' hen writing to AJvcrliiers. please mailion 1917 Bo TKis Annual Is a fair sample of 4i€ product of our press. We specialize in College Printing and are equipped to efficiently) care for 4 e complete production of College Annuals, Catalogs, Viev? Books, and me numerous other printed needs of Educational Institutions. 1 We offer our service and solicit your enquiries. o Whittet Shepperson Richmond, Virginia THE CADET A PUBLICATION OF GREATER V. M. I. Wee y Circulation 1 050 Copies going to 32 States and 5 Foreign Countries $1.50 per year in advance S. W. NOELL - - - Editor-m-Chief F. H. ETHERIDGE - Business Manager Patronize our AdverlUers. IV hen ariling to AJvertUers, please mention 1917 Bomb. THE BOMB-191V YOUR EYES Are glad when you have them examined by Dr. Thos. D. Hopkins, Member Vir- ginia State Optical Associa- tion. He ' s the real optome- trist of Lexington. We have him. WHEN YOU WANT Prompt and Excellent Service Have your Clothes sent to e Lexington Steam Laundr)r Patronize our AJverlhcrs. When wriline. to Advertisers, pi tion 1917 Bomb. le THE BOMB-191V Augusta Military Academy PREPARES ESPECIALLY FOR V. M. I. A school with a country location in the famous Valley of Virginia, having the highest endorsement of the Virginia Military Institute and other Universities. The best equipped academic building in the State. Steam heat and electric lights. Gymnasium. New fireproof buildings, costing nearly $70,000, now completed. School property covers 250 acres • — large campus for drills and all field sports under careful supervision. Able faculty of college men. One master for every 1 5 boys. Enrollment limited to 200. Boys from 22 States last session. Forty-two years of successful work in developing self-reliant, manly boys, physically and intellect- ually sound. Rates $400. For catalog, address Thomas J. FORT DEFIANCE Roller and Chas. Principals S. Roller, Jr. VIRGINIA Patronize our AJverlh- When mriling lo AJyerlhers. pie nenlton 1917 Bomb. ♦_.. — . — . — . — . — , — .._...-....... -. " Haines, Jones CS, Cadbury cj Company Makers of Hajoca Quality Plumbing Fixtures Visit our Show Room and make a Personal Selection M and 16 SOUTH NINTH STREET RICHMOND, VA. Our C. Catalog on Request CoMinitj News LEXINGTON Gives V. M. I. News year round for $ 1 .00.. Has Good Job Office j Stop at McCO " S for all things good to eat CANDIES, FRUITS, and all kinds of Canned Goods our specialty We Have an Up-to-Dale Stock and Would Be Glad to Serve You WE DELIVER ANYWHERE AT ANY TIME McCoy ' s Stores Mam and Wa shington Streets Phon e 147 • ■ ■ 1 Nelsor Street i [ t Phon e 327 LEXINGTON : : :-: VIRGINIA i ' ' ■ ' " We Model Barber Shop 7 he Last Word in Barber Shop Sanitation The Cadets ' favorite shop for a quarter century H. A. WILLIAMS PROPRIETOR 9 North Main Street Patronize our Aclverti: IV hen n.n ;n ; to Advert:, nention 1917 Bomh. 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