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lAAM 4 ' Piif e Si.i Honor Roll R. E. L. Michie 1893 G. H. Alexander 1899 J. H. Drake 1901 Robt. G. Conrad 1905 J. Pigue 1905 McClintoch 1913 H. F. Gill 1914 J. W. C. Richards 1914 R. W. Murphy 1915 E. T. Hathaway 1915 V. L. Somers 1915 T. D. Amory 1916 J. M. McClellan 1916 J. B. Tomlinson x-1916 M. E. Sullivan x-1917 A. Benners x-1917 H. Massie 1918 E. S. Rapkin x-1919 P. R. Dance 1920 Richard Howard Russell Kelly Kiffen Rockwell D. F. Dashiell x-1919 " Again Virginia Mourns Her Dead Whose blood in freedom ' s cause was shed. " R. T. K. Page F O RE WORD ' •TTIHE past is a prelude. " What the future may contain is, however, even in the light of this forecast, a matter largely of con- jecture. The living present alone is certain, ami it is therein that we must make our mark for good or ill. Yet in idle moments, when we seek diversion, we needs must turn back the leaves to former days. This thirty-fifth number of the Bomb is a chapter from the Past. In it may be found the . M. I. cadet as he appeared during the closing months of the Great War and the opening davs of Reconstruction. May he find opportunity to call your interests to attention and revive in your hearts the Spirit of V. M. I. Page Eight Order of Books BOOK I BOOK II BOOK III BOOK IV BOOK V BOOK I BOOK VII BOOK VIII BOOK IX THE INSTITUTE CLASSES ACADEMIC MILITARY CAMP LIFE ATHLETICS ORGANIZATIONS SOCIETY THE OUTRAGE Advertisement; Page Ten • ' •frV-i- 9 BOARD " VISITORS TERMS EXPIRE JULY 1. 1920. HON. RORER A. JAMES Danville. ' i|)) . GEORGE K. I ' .I. ' OW N INC Orange. V GEORGE W. STEVENS, Esq Greenlee. V CAPT. I-. V. II. PEYTON Staunton. V TERMS EXPIRE JULY I. I !)■ • . Y. o. WINSTON Richmond. . FRANCIS BELL Dublin. . G. TAYLOE GWATHMEY Xorfolk. • APT. M. C. JACKSON Petersburg. COL. GRANVILLE (.A INKS Warrenton. MEMBERS OF THE BOARD EX-OFFICIO COL. JO LANK STERXE Adjutant General of Virginia Richmond, Ya [-TON. HARRIS ll I,T Superintendent of Public Instruction Richmond, Va. GENERAL EDWARD WEST NICHOLS Born Petersburg, Virginia, June 27, 185S. Student Hume and Cook ' s school from ' 66- ' 69 and at McCabe ' s school from ' t ! - ' 74. Graduated from V.M.I. in ' 78 the fourth distinguished graduate in his class and a cadet Lieutenant. Studied law at the University of Virginia. Was assistant professor of mathe- matics at V.M.I. ' 78- ' 81. Practised law in Norfolk from " S1- ' S " 2. Was professor of Engineering V.M.I. ' 82- 5 90 and Mathematics at V.M.I, from " OO- ' OT and has been superintendent since 1907. He is author of Nichols ' Analytical Geometry and Nichols ' Differential and Integral Calculus. Since 1903 he has been associated with The American Reporter International Railway Congress in scientific investi- gation. Is a member of the Virginia Geological Society and the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education. Is one of the Committee of College presi- dents on Summer Camps and Chairman of the Virginia State Council of Defense. Member of State Geological Commission. ' Ts, ts in every class. 1s. then ' is an element. You men go bad ' to your barracks and attend to your daily juties. " COL. HUNTER PENDLETON, M.A.. Ph. D. Born at Frederick Hall, Louisa County. Virginia, .lanuan 22, 1858. Was a student at Aspen Hill Academy, ' T3- ' ?5. Entered the University of Virginia and received his M. A. in ' 81. Instructor in Pantops Academy. Student in Cheni istrj, I mversit 1 . of Virginia S ; 83 Studied chemistry and inineralcgt ai the University ( iottiiiLieii. (ierniany. " s:;- Sii. Ph. 1 K from Gottingen, ' 86. [n- structor Tufts University. Boston. Mass., ' 87- ' 89. Professor of Natural Science at Bethany College, West Virginia, ' S9- " 90. Sinci July 30. L890. Professor of ehemistrv at the Virginia Military Institute. Well, you might as well go to I In- board. COL. XATIIAXIKL 11. TT ' CKKi;. U.S.. C.E. Student at Shenandoah Galley Academy. Attended V.M.I. ' 85- ' 88, grad- uating first in his class with the rank of cadet quartermaster, C.E. from V.M.I. ' 88. Was assistant professor of Latin at V.M.I., ' 88- ' 89. B.S. in chemistry V.M.I:, ' 89. Assistant Professor of Chemistry at V.M.I., ' 89-91. Adjunct professor of Mineralogy and Geology V.M.I., ' 91- ' 96. Since 1896 professor of Mineralogy and Geology at V.M.I. Member of State Board of Education, ' 07- ' ll. ' But, Mr. MertZj I want Id know why " Page Fourteen ( OL. FRANCIS MALLORY. C.K. Born August 1 .5. IS6S. Graduated from Norfolk Academy, issc. Entered V.M.I, in ' S6 and graduated as second Jackson Hope medalist July, l.s.sii. Re- ceived In- C.K. from V.M.I. Was commandant and professor of Mathematics :n Fishburne Military Academy. ' 8il- ' !)l. Post adjutant and assistant professor 01 Mathematics at V.M. I.. ' !)l- ' i)4. Post graduate studeul of Physics. Mathematics, and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins Cniversity. ' ' . ' I- ' ' . 1 ;. Adjunct professor ■ •• ' Physics and Astronomy at V.M. I.. ' !i;- ' ! ! . Since ' ! !i professor of Physics ami Klectriial Engineering at V.M.I. 7 ' current tjoes this nay how tlm • • ■. CLINTON FOKD, B.S., Ph Born December 12, 1867., Charlotte County. Virginia. Attended private school in Charlotte County. Student Agricultural and Mechanical College, Blacks- burg, Virginia. ' 84- ' 85. Graduated from A.M. I., ' 89, fourth stand in class and cadet adjutant B.S. from V.M.L. ' 89. Assistant professor of Modern Languages and Tactics Y.M.I.. ' 89- ' 90. Commandant of Cadets, Wentworth Military Acad- emy, Lexington, Missouri, ' " 90- " 93. Student at the University of Virginia, ' 93- ' 9o. Ph. D., University of Virginia, ' 99. Adjunct professor of Latin and English, V.M.I.. ' 99- ' 03. Commandant of Cadets V.M.I., ' 02- ' 0I. Since ' 04 professor of Latin and History V.M.I. Member State Board of Education. Patjc Sixte COL. .MM IN MER( I Entered V.M.I., ' T6. Graduated in ' 80. First stand Jackson Hope medalist, Assistant professor of Mathematics, French, and Tactics V.M.I.. ' 80- ' 82. Student University of Berlin. ' 82- ' 83. Student at Pan-. Madrid, and Seville. ' 83- ' S6. As- sociate professor of Modern Languages at the University of Indiana, .human to June. ' 86. Instructor Belvue High School, Virginia, ' S6- ' 87. Principal oi St. Paul ' s School for Boys, California. Principal of Visalia Normal School, Cali- fornia. Law Student. ' 90- ' 92. Assistant principal a1 Hoyt ' s Scl 1 for Boys, California. Principal of Literature, Grammar School, Principal of Union High School No. 1.. and instructor in Modern Languages, Oakland High School. Oak- land. California. ProfessoT of Modern Languages and Commandant of Cadets at the University of Arizona. Assistant professor of Modern Languages at V.M.I. Since 1905 Professor of Modern Languages at V.M.I. Xtur children murk! m i flu Pagt THOMAS AECHEE JONES, B.S., C.E. Student Norfolk Public Schools and Gate-wood ' s School for Boys. Entered V.M.I, in ISli " ). graduating in June, 1S9S, with first stand in his class and a cadet lieutenant. Willi the Southern Paving and Construction Co.. 1898-1900; with the Asheville Street Railways Co.. 1900-1903; Seaboard Airline Railway, L903-1905. Adjunct professor of Engineering at V.M.I. 1905-1907. Member of the State Highway Commission, 1906. Colonel and Professor of Civil Engineering V.M.l. 1907-191S. Retired in 191S on account of ill health. Pilar Eighteen COL. CHAELES U ' YATT WATTS, C.E. Student Norfolk Academy, ' ST- ' 89. Graduated from V.M.L fifth in his das and cadet lieutenant. ' 93. Instructor at Danville Military Academy, ' 93- ' 9G. A- -isTant I ' n ' l ' c- ■ " !■ id ' Matlieinatio at Y.M.I., ' 96- ' 99. Adjunct professor of Matin matics, ' 99- ' 08. Lt. Col. and Associate professor of Mathematics, ' us. Since ' 0 Colonel and Professor of Mathematics. " As an illustration take this example. " ' ,;.; ■ COL. ROBEET THOMAS KERLIN. M.A., Ph. D. Bom Newcastle, Mo.. March 22, 1866. M.A. Central College. Mo.. 1890. At- tended Johns Hopkins University, ' 89- ' 90 ; University of Chicago and Harvard University. Ph. D. from Yale, ' 06. Professor of English. Missouri Valley Col- lege, ' 90- ' 94. In the active ministry of the M. E. Church, South, ' 95- ' 9S. Chap- lain of the Third Missouri Volunteers, Spanish American War. Professor oc English, Missouri Valley College, ' 01- ' 02. Southwestern University, ' 02- ' 03. State Normal, Warrensburg. Missouri. ' 03- ' 06. Instructor in English, Yale, ' 06- ' 0?. Professor of Literature, State Normal, Fannville, Virginia, ' 08- ' 10. Since 1910 Professor of English at V.M.I. Author of ' ' Mainly for Myself, " " Camp Life of the Third Regiment, " " The Church of the Fathers. " " Theocritus and English Liter- ature. " Editor of Milton ' s Minor Poems in Johnson ' s English Classics. Secre- tary of Virginia Society for the Advancement of Education. European Lecturer for the Bureau of the University of Travel. Head of the Administrative Depart- ment of one branch of the Khaki University in France. On leave of absence until September 1, 1919. Page Twenty Received his A.B. from Johns Hopkins University in ' 04. Graduate Student Johns Hopkins- University, ' 06- ' 08. Assistant editor and reporter the Philadelphia Public- Ledger. The Washington I ' ost. and The Baltimore Sun. ' 0S-10. Assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Virginia, ' lO- ' l-i. Since L91-1 professor of I ' olitiral Scicin-c. Philosophy, and Economics at V.M.I. Secretary of the University Commission on Southern Race Questions, Advisory Editor 01 the Virginia Journal of Education. Executive Secretary of the Virginia Council of Defense. " Well, gentlemen, for the next time . " Graduated Erom the Virginia Military [nstitute with the rank of cadet first captain. Tactical Officer V.M.I.. ' 99-01. Served as a lieutenant with the Puerto Rico Regiment. Transferred to the regular army and served in Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Retired I ' roni the army in ' !. With the Engineering Depart- ment ol ' the Xew York Central Railway. ' 05- ' 15. Since ' IS Post Adjutant and instructor in Mathematics V.M.I. Recalled to the active list and assigned as Com- mandant of Cadets and Professor of Military Science and Tactics. Since Febru- ary. 1919, Executive Officer and Aide to the Superintendent. " Yah sir, I Nee your viewpoint, but Page Twenty-two COL. KENNETH S. PUKDIE Graduated V.M.I.. as cadet captain, 1912. Assistant Commandant and In- structor, Wentwortb Military Academy, Lexington, Mo., 1912-1914. Post Adju- tant and Instructor V.M.I. , 1913-1915. Commissioned United States Army. 1916. Served at Fort Monroe, Virginia, ami Kurt Amador, Canal Zone, attaining the rank of Major. Coast Artillery, in November. 191S. Assigned to V.M.I, as Com- mandant of Cadets an. I Professor of Military Science ami Tactics in February, 1919. 7s I Iml all: that ' ll do? " Page T LT. COL. EOBEET BAECLAY POAGUE, B.S. Bora Rockbridge Co., Ya.. December 5. 1881. Graduated from Y.M.I.. 1900, fourth in bis class. With the American Telephone and Telegraph Co., and the Pennsylvania Railway. Commandant of cadets Chamberlin-Hunt Academy. Port Gibson, Miss.. ' 02- ' 03. With Gulf ami Ship Island Railway. Gulfport, Miss.. ' 03- ' 04. Assistant professor of Physics at Y.M.I. . ' 04. Adjunct Professor of Drawing, ' 08- ' 13. In charge of Summer Coaching School. ' 08- ' 12. Since ' 13 Associate Professor of Engineering. " ) ' nii show absolutely no conception of the fundamental lairs of energy: Page Twenty-four MA JOE BBAXTON DAYIS MAYO, B.S. Born at Shenandoah, Page County. May 24, 1S84. Entered V. and graduated in L909, tlie third distinguished graduate of liis class Fishburne Military Academy, ' 09- ' 10. Was assistant professor in tin department at V.M.I. From ' Ki- ' i;. teaching Higher Mathematics. adjunct professor in the department of Mathematics at V.M.I. " Well, if I was tioing up town I would not go around hij Ea t Le. Paye Twenty-six CAPT. II. P. BOYKIN issislant professor of Mathematics, Drawing and Tactic.- ' CAPT. E. EL NICHOLS issislant professor of Engineering and Tactics CAPT. A ' . R. GILLESPIE Issislant professor of Mathematics and Tact-it i CAPT. II. XL READ issistant professor of Englis CAPT. .!. B. DILLARD Issislant professor of Chemist)-; CAPT. .1 . XL XJ ETT E X 1 1 E I XI E I , ' I ssistan ! professor of ' h em istry and Tactic CAPT. E. R. LAFFERTY issistant professor of History and Tat tic, ( ' APT. L. A. BARRISON Issistant professor of Engineering and Tactics CAPT. J. V. McCATTLEY issistant professor of Spanish and Tactic CAPT. C. C. CANTRELL issistant professor of Spanish and Post Adjutant i APT. S. M. II Kl- ' U X " issistant professor of Pin sir, CAPT. G. KYLE issistant professor of Mathematics CAPT. II. B. GARDNEE issistant professor of Engineering CAPT. C. B. COULBUPX ' issistant professor of Mathematics CAPT. V. V. COSBY issistant professor of Phi sic-: CAPT. B. F. WILLHEIGHT issistant professor of Modem Languages I APT. B. F. EARLOXY issislant professor of Mathematics " CIWILIAN " INSTRUCTORS XI P. GEO. L. BARTON Modern Languages J. XL DEARING Modern Languages C. C. EIEDGES Biology and Lam Paqc Twenty 9?ar iKru rt: JJtt going ortb, thr other fiag 3 happened to drop by IGrxmgton and found eurrpthing about as we left it. 3 mas surprised to find a large, unit Slarkson Utrmortal Ball on thr parapet brlom tlic road. Page Twenty-eight — ©to Uarrarka uma txst aa ahr uarn to be. Jit mould take atwthrr Hmttrr ' a Slain tn rbattur hrr J brlirur. Page T wtnty-n Page Thirty ' . I Page Thirty-two An ifhuni irnnkr Hall, mhrrr thr (ChnntBls anil thr tiuiinrrrr. mrrt thrir bailg Hkitrrlnns. shuts nff thr smiling plains nf tast Craingtpn. 1 W V pLJLJul Pc!. - Thirty-three m if H|lJtEi Prt 7 Thirty-four Pfl Page Thirty-six Punt- Thirty-eight RICHMOND, VA. Born 189?. .Matriculated 1915. " Duke. " " Mollie " ■■ It was ■ • • foot of man. A-l " — Louell. Fourth Class: Pvt. Co. " A " : Class Foot- ball : Manager Class Baseball. Third Class: Corp. Co. " F " : Scrub Foot- ball. airmail First Class: First Lieutenant Co. " A " : Varsity Football (2); Monogram Club (2, 1) : President Richmond Club: Mar- sball Final Herman. A duke without a duc-hy. Perhaps some of the indisposition that h attendant upon " Mollie " may be ascribed to the feeling- of insecurity as to w going to happen to the royalty " Over There. " In his third class year he notoriety by explaining that a Wheatstone bridge was a bridge mounted on stone rollers to take care of the expansion and contraction. As a first class endeared himself to the " Bomb " staff by his efforts to assist the advertising ment. As a source of dry wit this is the original. He has made himself by such outbursts as the one about the K. A. house having no more corners circle, conceived after running a late on Hop Permit after Christmas hops. We can ' t imagine what he wanted with a corner. He early decided that the L eral Art.- course and Football went well together, s lie set out to make a success in both lines. As to hi success in after life, we look for nothing else. been hat wa gained Wheat man hi depart fa mou; than ' It sometimes happens that you encounter a youth upon whose immature brow appears to rest the responsibilities of a Roman magistrate, but it is not often that such a one combines this quality with those of a Prince of good fellow-. This dig- nity of bearing did not fail to impress the " disturbing element " when the " Squire " hove in sight. At mess even the sergeant, full of the importance of the second class- man, could not resist the temptation of requesting a smile from this exceptional youth. In his second class year the " Judge " ' demonstrated his athletic ability by quelling the disorders created by " Rosebud " ' and the ••Hank. ' " Frank is a chosen disciple of " Monk " and aspires in years to come to rival even Edison himself. Notwithstanding the above indictment, the " Squire " is a jolly, good fellow a loyal friend, and a worthv representative of the ■ , C — class of ' 19. Not to li e outdone lev hi- e la --1 1 iat e-. th, ■ W ' i " .In. lee " entered the Coast Artillery School a- a can- WKf didate, an I succeeded in gaining a commission. May g tic girls keep shy of this youth. ' •Upon mn tronl. " I ' : I First Class : Private Co. " B " : Vice-Pres- ident Tennessee Club: Minstrel Show; President O. G. ' s Association : President Di ' amatic Club: Hop Committee: Mar shall Filial German. On the first of September 11)15 something very similar to a needle, except for the two eyes, strolled into the arch ami reported to the (). 1). saying. " Is this V. M. I.? " and was promptly escorted to a room in Hat Heaven on the fourth stoop. Since then •■Turkey ' 7 has stuck with " Old ' 19 " thru the rough places and the high spots, striving hard to reach that coveted piece of sheep skin. " Bobby " is a " Dog, " he claims, ami he has a wonderful knack for handling dry wit. He is a. jack of all trades, being able to take anything to pieces from a sewing machine bobbin to an automobile, no guarantees given. Being technically inclined he cast his lot with the " Electrodes. " He has succeeded in impersonating every " Sub " and professor at the Institute, as well as reproducing their signatures. His popularity won him the honored position of the presidency of tin 1 0. G ' s. Association and he has succeeded in conduct- ing the Institute in a military manner. Bob joined the Aviation Section of the " G-vrines " and his great- est ambition was to bomb the Kaiser ' s Headquarters, but, unfortunate as the res! of old ' 19, he never got a show. He i- proud of the honorable discharge chev- rty-two - I im 111 ) rhrt rfill next, ithtiis [ml fin, Hili ul lo-morroirn. " II ordmrorth. Fourth Class: Private Co. " E " : Basket- ball Squad. Tn m;i i ' i. ss : Private • ' o. " E. " Third Class: Private Co. " E " : Basket- ball Squad : Literary Society. Src o.nu Class : Private ' o. " E " : L91S " Bomb " Staff; Minstrel Show : Literal " } Society: " Cadet " Staff: Marshall Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " E " ; Editor-in- I ' liief " The Cadet " : Vigilance Commit- tee : ( ' hairman Banquet " ommil tee : Ed itor ■•The Spring Supplement " : Parlia- mentarian Literary Society: Hop Com- mittee; Athletic Council: Marshall Final German. In the fall of 1915 Al strolled into the arch. An " Egyptian Diety " dropped from liis mouth and his manner smacked of Broadway. Since that time he has lost his money, his head, and even his heart — but never the " Deity. ' ' When asked from whence he hailed, Al ' s reply was " Wilson, Xew York, Sir. ' ' This must be true for he knows the big city by heart and is an unfailing reader of " Town Topics " ami The Theatricals. Old New York town has had a profound influence on Al ' s career here, and he is a true Liberal Artist by inclination and talent. His intimate knowledge of the Broadway Stars has enabled him to acquire " Other stars " under Chappie, and his hops and banquets have further upheld his " Big Burg 7 ' record. In the future we look to see yon " making Murads while the white lights shine, " and editing a society journal on the side. But what- ever mi undertake. Al, we know that vour natural ability, excellent judgment and unfailing energy, will make a success. " Ollt at Klilht. nut at Among thai widely assailed " rabble " of new cadets that entered these grim, forbidding walls in that eventful week in 1915, with the sole purpose of attending to their " daily iuties " and escaping bodily harm, was one who hailed from the de- lightful little city of Lexington. This promising, tho modest, youngster recognized this initial handicap regarding his place of birth and was imbued with the firm re- solve to live it down. Having struck the right road, he has consistently followed it and by unflagging energy and boundless enthusiasm, has received the sincere good will and respect of all his class. Although a disciple and respectful admirer of the learned Dr. Kerlm and College Hill, that gay old boy from Baltimore, he is not overly fond of the hay. and _. _ nearly every afternoon he may be found pursuing j li I J ' ' - -- j jj 6» « some weighty treatise on Economics or developing I JWJ fr- p , " : ' A ] " ijlPl his physical powers in the gvm. When vim go out. PM |j " " ' r ' Percy, your class and Alma Mater will have a loyal $ji and devoted son. one whom she can ill spare. Page Forty-fou Napoleon was called the " Little Corporal " ami likewise the name " Cor fastened itself to this small " increment ' from Louisiana early in his third clas; After turning over the all important position of corporal of the last scpiad " Mooks " tn his worthy successor " Adelbine " he took his place in the file-close a better observation of the banner squad. " Buzz " is by nature a ground hog i when the call came for candidates for the Doughboys ' Officers ' Training Sclu was i.ne ill ' the first to apply. But the signing of the Armistice made " Buzz ' s " career almost as short as his statue atel consequently he came hack tn the In- to resume the chase of the elusive clip. " " Minnie ' ' can ' t always he relied upon to answer " Old Rat ' s " questions in Chemistry hut when it comes to furnishing tie dry wit for the occasion he is right there. Although usu- ally quiet when he does uncork he never stops with describing the Pelican State until he has given Pinkie the usual amount about Culver and the Marines. Willi the same firm determination ami true friend- ship which he has shown in his days at V.M.I. In- can not fail to make a big success in life ami he leaves the army titute Fur information along any line whatever, consult this one. As to the soundness of his wisdom and his general usefulness, has he not risen to be a cadet captain ? Yea. verily. He journeyed with the second class to Plattsburg and when the rest of us heard the call of home and hearkened to it, he stayed on and was rewarded with a " bevo " commission. From there he was sent out to carry the doctrine of Prepared- ness among the heathen and for three months lie was at the University of Georgia. The war ending, he put his uniform away and hastened back to don the gray and we find him making maxes and foul smells in the Laboratory. He hones some day to be an electro-chemist and know as much about an ion as old Rat. And lias he ever hoped for anything with- H fe? nut getting itr Xtif seel. Page Forty-six tac-o.ND l ' l ass : Private Co. " E " : Caile! Orchestra: Marshall Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " E " : Secretary Mini Treasurer Lynchburg Club: Mar shall Final (iei ' lliail. The above rare specimen calmly strolled into the arch in the fall of l!)l , :i mandolin under one arm and " " Hints for Soldiers ' 5 under the other. Soon being posited in menagerie number b ' 3 he became an object of interest due to the fact that In- hailed from the city f Lynchburg where there arc more Caseys than Jones. Coming back on the scene in seventeen he immediately swore allegience to Chappie and since that time has spent his valuable time between the arms of Morpheus and assuring his room mates that the charms of fair women do not attract him. Ili- tirst class year finds our hero with all the things that pertain to a full Hedged Hrsl da— man. cape, paletot, ring, miniature. " every- thing. His greatest ambition is to become a Lynch- burg steel ma gnate and light his Chesterfields with green backs. A loyal and true friend, and inspired with il Id V.M.L spirit he is assured of all the suc- cess that fortune max offer. -.Voir ih, philosophical explanation, etc " !■: I ■ : " Aeroplane, " " Hap; ' " H. 0. " " Shine. " " Chain, " " Isaac " " I ' ve taken my fun where I ' ve found it And una- I must pay for my fun. " — Kipling. : Private Co. " D " : Co. Rifle Third Class : Private Co. " D " : Co. Rifle Team. Secoxd Class : Private Co. " D " : Bullet Staff; .Secretary Peninsula Club: Mar- shall Final Ball. First Class : Private Co. " C " : Bomb Staff: Cadet Staff: Marshall Final Ger- man. After having received one " clip " from Hampton Normal Institute, Ethelbert de- cided to continue his education at V.M.I. When it comes to having a line we give " Aeroplane " the Dog on account of his ability to handle the Cornell hard-boys on the subject of playing andy-over with rocks. He is an artist in handling flowery English, especially when he can ' t find his trousers after last " Rev " has gone. Hap wrote his girl one day that he had to go down to the " Farmacy " to have his " Adifi- davit " signed in his " Question-Air. " We always look to this Ph.D. when we can ' t find out how to spell because we are sure he doesn ' t know. He has an unusual mili- tary ability, being able to hold the rank of private his four years but be swears he ought to be a Cadet Cap- tain. " Shine ' ' chose the " Dough-boys " and went with the quota to Camp Lee. There he made a name for himself and Old V.M.I. He swears that the Kaiser heard about his bayonet class and quit, and from all we can gather be is nearly right. Hap was a wonderful good-natured disposition and because of this everybody picks on him. You always know it ' s Page Forty-eight Secoxd Class : Private Co. " A " ; Marshall Filial Ball. First Class: Private Co. " A " : Marshall Final German ; Kentucky Club. From the Bluefields of Kentucky came this red headed specimen of humanity to enter the dear old class of 1919. He at once became unusually popular with his old cadet classmates on account of his earnest desire to become proficient in Guard Duty? However Eustace returned to us as an old cadet and uncovered his true worth as a friend and classmate. He shortly decided to become a disciple of " Monk " ' and was at once recognized as a high-brow and some day expects to be president of the General Electric Company. Although gold lace chevrons never adorned his coatee he has proven to be an efficient 0. G., to the sorrow of all Third Classmen. " UselessV " sole ambition was to become an aviator in the United States Marines, but that day never came. However, it was not his fault. He argues for the Marines day in and day out and swears that ifs the best branch of Uncle Sam ' s service. Well, Eustace, if you show the world what you are as you have in these gray walls we are confident that you will return to Henderson and live in luxury and ease. " Listen boys, here ' s a good ' »«. " Paoc Forty-nine Clas Second Class: Sergeant Co. " ( ' " : Clas Basketball : Marshall Final Ball. First Class: Lieutenant Co shall Final German: " Cadet " Staff ■•Bomb " Staff: Episcopal Church Club Where he came from no one knows. Imt he put in his appearance " By the dawn ' ? early light. " arrayed in the attire of a miniature stripling. His short trousers dis- closed a highly developed parabolic system of the lower extremities. In one hand lugged an antique carpet bag, while in the other he held the leash of a ferocious Houn ' Dog. which trotted between his legs with the most absolute ease. An • " Engi- neer " by education, he is nevertheless an " Artist " by inclination — his work on the Bomb and Cadet meriting special mention. He discourses for hours on the prover- bial " small packages " and declares that men of Xapoleonic statue are destined to jerform wonderous deeds. Those who know " Spider " ire entertaining the highest confidence in his ability to make " the world beat a pathway to his door. " for he is the possessor of those sterling qualities which make success a certainty. " 19 is with you heart and soul: Au revoir Imt not farewell. ' ■For the love of Pete. ' ' Page Filly First Class: First Lieutenant Co. " E " : Business Manager " Cadet " : President Alabama Club: Marshall Final German. In all the amials of V.M.I, history never has there been cue so adverse to dissi- pation. However iii his Third Class year ' " I ' asha " became an ardent frequenter of the P.K. and even as a Second Classman he ventured to go Ayre( LXG) on his motor- cycle in the foot-hills of the Blue Ridge Mts. And finally in his Fir-t Class year he went so far as to be lured into Membership with the Bipath Brigade. ' " Billy " never wanted to become an Officer in the Army but he was an aspirant for a Second Lieu- tenancy at Fort Monroe. Only the signing of the Armistice kept his name from be- ing added to the list of heroes. But for some reason he quit the ' ' Heavies ' ' and de- cided to replenish bis knowledge in I ' .K. Lab. and other essentials to Electrical Engineering. When all records have been written and the Class of ' 19 passes into the dim and distant future, all who have known him can say that ' ' Billy " was and is a true friend. May you have as much success in life as yon have had in making friends at the Institute. n u Page Fifty-one This scion of the Hilly City descended upon us during the second lap and ran to molecules and crystal forms. His debut into the lime light was made as an ani- mated target upon Easter Morn. Immediately he became a Futurist artist ' s con- ception of what a model should look like. For taking French leave of a guard tour he suffered a great slump in morale and various penalty tours. After a brief show up during his first class year, Jack departed to become a rough neck doughboy and made things hum around Camp Lee. Upon the signing of the Armistice he removed the dust from liis ears and went into business with his Dad in Lynchburg. He ex- pects to enter the society of the lofty brow at Boston Tech next year and then jump into the auto game in South America. Godspeed and best wishes from your many friends. " Say, guy, you ' re trifling with death. " Pfije Vijly-tKo Third Class: Private Co. " C. " Second Class : Color Sergeant ; Varsity Basketball : Monogram Club ; Tennis Team : Marshall Final Ball. First Class : First Lieutenant Co. " B " ; Varsity Basketball ; Monogram Club ; Tennis Team : Marshall Final German. He hailed from Newport News. Arriving upon the scene early in September 1916, " Barroom " came to us little suspecting the cruel ways of the hard third class- men. In the course of events he persisted in whistling " .Reveille. " despite the fact that " Retreat " was demanded. From this episode he had a very narrow escape, but under the tutelage of ' " Goat Gray, " he successfully met his difficulties and soon found himself adorned with chevrons. These chevrons have been gaining in rank at every makeover since. As a member of the basketball team Gary has done much to help V.M.I ' s. record grow larger and better. His ability along this line may be seen by his having played on the Camp Lee Team while in the Officers ' School. Around the ladies he simply has his own way. However, Barroom seems to care very little for the hound stuff. Who wouldn ' t make a hit with his looks, ease, and utter indifference ? But there are rumors that " Pink Cheeks " is a regular " H.D., " so in his " affairs de couer, " he has his own way and ranks with the best. Having the great ad- vantage of extreme ycmthfulness, both in age ami ac- tions, Gary promises a brilliant career. Already he is beginning to assume a slightly more serious atti- tude. Come on " Barroom, " we ' re betting Page Fifty -three It has been the custom since " ye olden days " for the natives of Petersburg to send their innocent sons to absorb, acquire, or otherwise obtain possession of the teaching ' s of Jones, Mallorv, Pendleton, and Ford. In compliance with the custom " Gloomy " dropped his suitcase in the arch in the fall of 1915, and said with a voice that still rings in the ears of Col. Ford. " I want to take the Arts, Sir. " Fate had a most eventful career in store for " Gloomy. " Xaturally. he caters to the fair sex. But woe is he who throws roses at the feet of woman and expects kindness in return. For not many days after he was placed in the confidence of the Commandant by being made a cadet officer, he went to I). R. C. with a calk- on his arm ami now he carries a fowling piece. But gentle reader don ' t think that he was to be down- tofe " " trodden by this. He immediately became a promin- ent figure in the business world of Lexington. He i- the proprietor of the firm of " Gits Gillus and Chas. Charras. " " Gloomy ' " you have been numbered as If fil { t one of the friends of everyone in " ID. and we all unite ling you " Godspeed. " Fifty-fou First Class: Lieutenant Co. " F " ; Base- ball Squad: Cadet Literary Society: President Tenuessee Club; Marshall Final German: Associate Editor, Spring Supplement. Behold the youngest man in the class of ' 19! Hut you would never from the number of times he gets boned for " heard on face. " Unfortunate! a " first lute ' " at Culver Summer School last summer and ever since then it " me and Mike on the Municipal Pier " or " those kids in my company. " ( himself is not so important. Incidentally he bought stock in the Mormo Company while at Culver ami his future is settled. " Pinkie " is a Liberal . profession but is very unique in that lie lias been known to study when t doubt about Col Ford being there the next day. Hut " cots ami covers " are his line. With wild dreams of getting to France in a month. " " Ilig " showed the had judgment ( ? ) of joining the .Marine Section here and consequently didn ' t enjoy the furlough that the Army boys got at camp. He still insists that he would have been a Marine " Ace " if the Kaiser hadn ' t gotten yellow. But now he intends to marry an heiress and become editor of the McKeiixic Weekly, (in to it John I ' .. " l!i is with you wherever von go — even in the Marines. -Then don ' t do it that icay up it Culver. " now he Wi is bee d i. Moti •fist I ■iv Wi Page Fifty-fi THE BOMB-I9I9 HARRY ALDEHOFF HURT, Jr. DALLAS. TEX. Born 1S98. Matriculated 1916. " Hock, " " H. 0.. " " Ackwassus " ' If she be not fair to me, what care I how fair she be: ' " — Pluto. Third Class : Private Co. " A " ; Class Football. Second Class : Sergeant Co. " A " ; Mar- shall Final Ball; Bullet Staff: Class Football. First Class : Private Co. " A " : Marshall Final German ; 2nd Lieutenant, In- fantry Reserve, TJ. S. A. Many moons ago a tall specimen from the Lone Star State ambled thru the arch and proceeded to create quite a stir. Such as " Drag in that elbow Mister ' ' was heard thruout barracks and with a huge following of naughty Third Classmen he was led to 110 for further training in the art of Soldiering. Since that momentous day " Hock ' s " fame as a " hard boy " Sergeant and an expert Chemist have spread thruout barracks. Despite his many faults he succeeded in getting a place in the rear rank of A Co. and passed all his Chemistry tickets. He thought V.M.I. too easy and so he undertook the conquest of Camp Lee and incidentally Walnut Hill and he is now the proud possessor of Gold Bars and paper puttees and — well, we ' ll wait for the invita- tions to tell what, but we all have a hunch it has something to do with a Bag and Trunk Co. Well, " Hock, " as a keydet you have been the best of fel- lows and when you leave, Old V.M.I, can proudly sav — " He is a son of mine, Old world you had better watch your step. " " Go get ' em. " Page Fijly-six Second Class: Sergeant Co. " F " : Liter- ary Society: Marshall Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " F " : Marshal Final German. And lo. they found him hitting the hay. It is a great wonder that Nigger did not appear in the arch as a newly Cadet hearing with him his best of friends-a hay. His rat year must have extracted entirely all of bis energy, for ever since then he has not failed to let any opportunity slip by in which he could take a nap — after rev. before classes, between drill and parade — on and on he went, little caring for any penalty so long as he got his hay. His reputation for laziness was early made, but this is in part incorrect, as Nigger will once in a while consent to do a few unneces- sary things. What a disposition he has — always smiling or laughing, with never a cross word or an angry look. No wonder that such a man is so universally popular at V.M.I. A heart as big as all out of doors and a willingness to give a friend a helping hand, invests our • " Coon " ' and gives him the admired personality which he possesses. Al- though proclaiming no triumphs in the art of " vamp- ing " the Calic " ■Nigger " has a more or less varied reputation. His desire for a Calic knitted sweater was fully satisfied bv the receipt of a prettv blue one, just the size for her " doll baby. " His HART left him before one hop, but what care he.? Calic or no Calic he ' s satisfied and carefree. When " Nigger " has gone, the men of " 1!» will always remember him v. May his his years at Page Fifty-seven " Bolshivec ? " " jSTose. " " Take his name: " " Sir. I have been in Ka-haaki. " " D-x it, TAKE HIS NAME. " On the other hand a southern gentleman, by name R. Comcobb Jerrigen. Some argue that he was really here in his fourth class year, but the majority of us saw very little of him until he blossomed forth with his pro- verbial " Mai Gliiek " in his following year. Advancing still farther, we find the " Pony " enjoying Piggie ' s Mechanics. On a certain morning after the night before the Lt. Col. informed him that his utter misapprehension of the appreciation of the basic fundamentals of the natural sciences showed redoubtable lack of study. " Ab- sent ami reporting in January of his first class ses- sion. " " nothing less than with the colors in the Arkan- sas Expeditionary Forces. Eittle to our surprise " Horse " stood first in his company for a shavie. Dame rumor would it that be also mastered a win- ning band with the fairer sex in Little Rock. Among other numerous merits, he holds, unapproaehed. the record for emptying a Coca Cola bottle in less than the theoretic time. A student true — Col. M. says the " Horse " can handle an A.C. current in more ways than a farmer can beat a mule. Turning to the seri- ous side and the future, we expect to find this young man a second " .I. 1 . " in the oil fields of his native Page Fifty-eight Fourth Class: Private Co. " • ' . " Third Class: Corporal Co. " B " ' ; Track Squad : Publicity I ' omuiittee. Second Class : Serjieanl Co. " B " : Varsity Track: Monogram Club: Marshall Final Rail. First Class: Private Co. " is " : Varsity Track: Monogram Club; Marshall Final German. This hard boy from the suburbs of Winchester fall of 1915. lie and the drill masters went round an the one to go around last. His 1 mil dog characteristic-; ■Son Read would start him lapping the parade ground poral of the guard so that be could be stopped in time ether ••dog " characteristics ye scribe blushes at their him all over. After a taste of army life at Plattsbu needed him to help settle that little argument in mil claimed his allegiance. After another taste, and this time a salty one. of life at Paris Island he gladly gave up a chance at the bars ami was sent to finish out the engagement at Qnantico, or so it proved, lie joined us in February to persuade our fratre in facilitate that they should individually and collectively sign his dip. He has a job waiting him in Boyce, testing eggs ami determining the specific gravity of cider. But wherever the trails of fortune lead your feet, we know that you are bound to rise like the foam on beer. nn] away his freedom in tin 1 round but " Ox " was alwavs • were the marvel of barracks. and leave a call with the cor- to go to supper. As for bis mention. Concrete. That ' s rg, he decided that Pershing ildv France. The devil does D ft Third Class : Private Co. " C. " Second Class : Private Co. " C " : Literary Society: Dramatic Club: Marshall Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " C " ; Literary Society : Vice-President Cotillion Club : Assistant Leader Final German : Bomb Staff: Cadet Staff: Librarian: Secre- tary and Treasurer Camp Lee Club : O. G. ' s Association. On the first of September 1916, a casual observer in the arch asked, " Who is that mite of a man over there? " Up spoke the " Petite, " ' " My name is T. Dtickett Jones and I ' m from Petersburg, Va. " So it was that " Tom Thumb " came into our midst, a newly Cadet in the third class. Laziness and indifference have never been associated with Duckett ' s name. He has been interested in everything, not only things taking place in our class, but in all things for the betterment of our school. He has had the reputation of being in the " highbrow " class and he rightly deserves it. His ap- pearance on the floor of the gym at the hops has brought many glad smiles to the Calics ' face. Several of them have been heard to say, " He ' s the sweetest thing, oh really he is, oh yes he is the sweetest thing, and dance, oh my ! I feel like I am in the seventh heaven when he glides over the floor with me. " In fewer words, in the art of dancing he has attained perfection. We have learned to know and love you. Duckett. and to have such a friendship as yours is a treasure indeed, and when we are separ- ated we shall miss you more than can be told. Your stay here has been a successful one, and we have every confidence that, whatever course vou ma Page Sixty In bygone days when rats had Eewer privileges, a Lean, lanky, spring-kneed gen- tleman from the suburbs of Iveezelltown strolled in our unprotected midst. Having had a brother here he had a little more sense than most of lis, altho there arc still rumors of how he and a certain Jen went round and round. Arriving safely in his second class year thru the trials, he went completely back on his Liberal Arts nature by taking Civil. Altho a highbrow, Ire nearly succumbed to the theories of moments and farads which obstructed his way. As Secretary of the I). ; " . he has had the good of the Association always at heart and protests vigorously against anything military or which interferes with a liberal amount of hay a day. When lie leaves these hallowed walls he expects tn go tn Smith America. However far you go. " Chappie. " be assured that the hearts of all the boys, their best wishes, and expectations will go with you. ■•Hi 7. th Page Sixty-ont This man of iron, after spending his early life assisting in the building of the C. 0. B. E., joined our ranks from Eichmond. He must have enjoyed his railway work for now he is taking Civil Engineering. Even here his knowledge seems to be practical rather than theoretical. An outsider would think that the " ' Walrus " was a woman hater but those on the inside assure us that deep within him the fire of love burns furiously. But for some unknown reason, probably his flirtatious eyes, he received only three pink sheets during his second class year. As an athlete he has caused many an all star center to bow before him. In track he is at home in the high jump and pole vault, causing universal admira- tion with the case with which he lifts his ponderous bulk over the bar. Taken all in all, lie is one of the best friends a " keydet " could have, and where Fred treads success is sure to follow. " Get out of her Page Sixty-l wo " Yawncy " was hardly a keydet by choice, and upon better acquaintance longed for his far off Texas home. A strenuous military life did not appeal to him, and much less so when he experienced that unpleasant pastime of touring. Although an object to that boisterous element, the third class, be survived their machinations, and has now reached the mecea of cadet hopes, the first class. " Y " has been a lover of the bright lights and certain of Eve ' s daughters have a peculiar fascination for him. As a model of military excellence he hardly reaches the " Beams " ideal, but who of us is perfect ? There is lots of sense stowed away in his cranium, however, and success is his if he will only apply himself. chat do uou think about that. " Page Sixty-three THE BOMB-I9I9 BERXABD WILSON MARCHAXT MATHEWS. VA. Born 1897. Matriculated 1915. " Minny " " Hunt. " " Wit iff. " " Loop " " Laugh and the world laughs with you. " ' Weep and you weep alone. " — Old Saying. Fourth Class : Private Co. " D. " ' Third Class : Corporal Co. " D. " Second Class : Private Co. " D " : Minstrei Club: Marshall Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " I " : Marshall Filial German. This increment blew in on us from the metropolis of Mathews. He distin- guished himself from the start, gaining the love and admiration of the corpora! in charge of him when he lost his way among the trunks in the arch. " Minnie " scum demonstrated his military ability when he sang out " •one " at the Adjutant ' s command " Sound Off " at his first parade and the count continued down the rear rank. " Whiff " ligidry upheld the reputation of a mean third classman and his superb figure, altho minute, won him the rank of a corporal. At the Inauguration his engineering instinct was made evident when he pointed out to the corps that the third rail was to keep the street car on the track. " Loop " passed thru his eventful second class year without mishap, gaming friends on every side with his ever present smile and good nature. He reached the height of his military career in Sept., 1918, when be became by mere persistence a dignified first class- man and enrolled in the famous order of " 0. G. ' s " . When Uncle Sam called many of our number to the colors, " Whiff " chose the Coast Artillery Corps and proceeded to Ft. Monroe. After the brutal war was over, not desiring to follow a military career, " Min- nie " at once returned to Lexington to complete his technical education. With all his faults, which are few, ■•.Minnie " has ga thejgrffful admiration " I every member ,,f uld B JP Woiir years spent amongst us have proved Jigh character and tru worth as a man and Page Sixty-loin Fourth Clas Squad. Third Class: Corporal Co. " A " ; Varsity Baseball; Monogram Club; Hoi, Com- mittee. Second Class: First Sergeant Co " A " - Varsity Baseball: President Monogram Club; Athletic Council; Hop Commit- tee; Assistant Manager Basketball- Vice-President Southwest Virginia Club- ' Mai-shall Final Ball. First Class: Captain Co. " A " ; Athletic Council; Varsity Baseball: Monogram lub; President Camp Lee Club: Man- ager Basketball: Marshall Final Ger- man ; " Bomb " Staff: Literary Society. of ' lfSSfMlT ° f manj a , tml aild tabulation in the youngest davs personality, ability to lead man seriousness of pur ' mcienc work steadiness, pose, and all that is dear to the heart of every V M.I. man. For this office he was chosen. What more need be said of such a man? Prominent not only in military affairs, but in every phase of Cadet Sixty-fiv, THE BOMB-1919 OSCAR LEWIS MERTZ SAX BENITO. TEX. Bora 1897. Matriculated 1916. " Ton " " Hindenburg " " San Beniie " " Gross " " .-) nightingale (lien for shame if another bird sings better. " — Burton. Third Class: Private Co. " B. " Second Class: Sergeant Co. " B " ; Mar- shall Final Ball. First Class : Lieutenant Co. " " F " : " Cadet " Staff: Marshall Final German. With the expression, " Fin from the land where a man to live must lie a man, " ' one Oscar Lewis Mertz, entered upon the hazardous course of a rat year. True " Yon " wandered here from the greasers of the Mexican Border but we are alto- gether unable to find out from him the reason of his continued presence in ' God ' s country. " This product managed to weather the storm of his first year and the following September found him back ready to again don the ' -Cadet Gray. " ' " San Benite " became the follower of Tommy and his abilities in studies is readily shown by his presence at " B. D. ' s Summer Resort for the Dumb. " As a sergeant he sent fear to the hearts of many a rat and old cadet alike. " Hindenburg " ' helped swell the third class de- linquency curve a great deal. How he and Al Jol- son can sing together ! ! ! Just listen once to ' Rock- a-bye My Baby. " it will be sufficient. His face is almost as perfect as his divine figure. With all this and his present office, any normal person would bo no little conceited, but " Gross " isn ' t one bit stuck up over it. Mertz ' s trip to Camp Lee proved very suc- cessful in many ways, and his latest expression de- rived from his camp experience is. " I could never get a thrill, ' til I went to Walnut Hill. " At present his miniature is safely stored in a sti Sixty-six THE BOMB-I9I9 JAMES ASHBY MONCTJR .li; RICHMOND, VA. Born Sept. 15, 1899. Matriculated L915. " Jimmy " " Lady, " " Madame Moncure " it. for they have Blessed are lots to Inn -Branch. Fourth Class: Private Co. " E. ' Third Class: Corporal Co. " B " ; Pinal Ball : Hop Committee. Second Class: Battalion Sergeant-Major- Marshal l Final Ball. First Class: Battaliau Adjutant: Hop Committee; " Cadet " Staff; Vice-Pres- ident Richmond Club; Marshall Final German. " Jimmy " came in blushing — just before October Eve. " and ever since he has had a ready blush at hand— to dispense for the delight of the " Calic " and the amuse- ment of the " Keydets. " Notwithstanding this seeming modesty, he is a shining light in military affairs and enormous quantities of gold lace bedeck his sleeves. At parade he commanded instant attention by strutting before the battalion, fla ' shino- his sword and reading orders in an ultra-smart fashion. He had the very provoking habit of displaying his unmusical talents, only when his room-mates were o-ettin " some much needed ■•Hay " ' and in consequence has been the target for shoes and various other bulky articles not allowed in the rules laid down by the late Marquis of Queensberry. Al- though it is unanimously ag reed that an ' ■Artist ' s " life would have better fitted him for his vocation, he is a good chemist — as they go, and all that know him are convinced that he will discover the correct formula for a great success in life. The best love and luck of ' 10 are with vou. THE BOMB-I9I9 LYNN MONTJOY GREENWOOD. MISS. Burn 1897. -Matriculated 1915 " Wop, " " Count, " " Eagle Beak " ■■lie is divinely bent on meditation. " — Shakespeare. Fotibth Class : Private Co. " C. " Third Class: Corporal Co. " C. " Second Class : Sergeant Co. " C " : Vice- President Mississippi Club : Swimming Team: Literary Society: Marshall Final Ball. First Class : Private Co. " 0 " : President. Mississippi Club ; Vice-President O. G. s Association : Hop Committee ; " Cadet ' ' Staff : Literary Society : Swimming Team : Marshall Final German. " Count Eagle Beak, the Wop, " hailed from the Italian section of the Delta me- tropolis, Greenwood, Mississippi. As an Artist, Wop was Utopian and when not embraced in the arms of Morpheus, his calm, pensive visage could be seen encircled by the veil of smoke voluptuously curling from his cigar. It was in his second class year that he found himself and began to play the real man. In the fall of his first class year he answered the call of his country, volunteering into the Central Officers ' Training Camp at Camp Lee. During his two months of service here, " Count " made a record well worthy of his Alma Mater, resuming his duties at school upon discharge. As a first classman, " Wop " was digni- fied and well balanced, his unbiased discretion and flAtf Hfr P judgment receiving due consideration in all matters ' ™ ■«■ of importance to ' 19 and Y.M.T. " He ' s the doggondest buzzard I ' ve ever seen. " I ' age Sixty-eit Za THE BOMB-I9I9 WILLIAM BRYAN MOORE CHESTERFIELD. S. ( ' . B LS9r. Matriculated L915. " Shady, " " Srjuared-circle " " Box-car " " Square- jaws " ' The women pardoned nil ept his face. " —Byron. Fouhtii Class: Private Co. " A. " Third Class: Corporal Co. " F. " Second Class: Sergeant Co. " B " ; Presi- dent S. C. Club: Marshall Final Ball. First Class: Lieutenant Co. " B " ; Presi- dent S. C. Club; Marshall Final Ger- man : Class Historian. Deluded by an elder brother ' s honeyed words, " Shady " was coaxed into the In- stitute in 1915. and it is not quite clear whether his box-jaws were born with him or tlie result of surprise at his reception. This book-worm, having- nothing else to do, took to the stars in his third class year with great ease. These " guiding stars, " however, didn ' t always keep him from grief, as he found when, as a hard third classman he tried to nip the Rosebud in the third stoop library. " Shady V action in becoming a follower of Tommy was probably due to his desire to be able to solve the puzzle of his face, but until the fourth dimension is discovered we are afraid that the problem of squaring a circle will remain un- solved. However Shady has been successful in all o£ his other endeavors here and we feel sure that he will cniitiinie to be successful in after life. Page Si.xty-nim THE BOMB-I9I9 THEODOEE FlELD MORTON FORT WORTH, TEX. Born 1899. Matriculated 1010. " Tedo. " " Monk, " " Jew " " A foot in arc lii lit. a step more true Xe ' er from the heath flower dashed the dew. " — Scott. Third Class : Private Co. " C " : Cadet Lit- erary Society. Second Class: Supply Sergeant Co. " C " : Vice-President Cadet Literary Society; Director Dramatic Club; Athletic Pub- licity Committee; " Bullet " Staff; Mar- shall Final Ball. First Class: Lieutenant Co. " E " : " Cadet " Staff : " Bomb " Staff : Chairman Public- ity Committee : Minstrel Club : President t ' adet Literary Society : President " Old Tavlor " Club: Marshall Final German. Just come and look at our Art Gallery in E-2, fellows. Oh yes, they belong to " Monk. " Good looking! Well how could they be " Monk ' s " and be otherwise? You see it ' s like this — while we other Big Dogs keep the Vic. busy with " Alice in Wonderland " " Monk " sits back, munches Whitman ' s and calls for " La Pa Loma " and " Carry Me Back to Old Virginia. " Often he wants to Win Free trips to Rich- mond to eat those meals of Richmond ' s noted Che(l)fs. Last fall he spent a few weeks in the Ratskeller of the Seelbach meanwhile faking an existence at the F. A. C. 0. T. S. at Camp Taylor. Since the armistice he has returned to the Institute and contents himself with being President of The " Old Taylor " Club and producing works of art to grace the pages of the Bomb. But with all his fickleness and bigamistic ideas we are sure that many years from now when we review " Who ' s Who in America " we will find the name of Theodore Morton therein for " Monk ' s " personality is irresistible and his good qualities so numerous that he is bound to win. " Play the Vic. Buzz, you ' ve got zero demerits. " Page Seventy THE BOMB-I9I9 JAMES CLAEENCE McFALL DAKVILLE, VA. Bora 1899. Matriculated 1916. " Jerlge " " Mar " a limit fur u ' Hint. " — Bum, Third Class: Private Co. " B. " Second Class: Private Co. " B " ; Marshall Final Ball. First Class : Private Co. " B " : Marshall Final German. The above nonchalantly informed the hard third classman who was acting as his personal escort on the clay of his arrival, that he hailed from Danville and that his knowledge of the military was by no means small, for his two years at Boilers had not been wasted. He was soon recognized as a man of great intellect, due to his never failing ability to secure that elusive " " approved " on all furloughs lis submitted. His reputation as a ' " guard house lawyer " was only excelled by his ability to dog. As a second classman, he spent most of his time inducing Katherine to carry flattering messages to her father. At the hops he is a vamp of the bright- est order. Few there are who can withstand his honeyed words. Make as many friends in the big game as you have at V.M.I., " Mac " and the cornucopia of success will be emptied at your feet. " You don ' t know nothin ' . " Page Seventy-oni THE BOMB-I9I9 REGINALD BREWSTER PARKHURST CHARLESTON. W. VA. Born 1801. Matriculated 191C. " Reggie " " Lydia, " " Ancient " " His hair is gray, tho not with years. ' ' — Byron. Third Class : Private Co. " F " : Basketball Squad. Second Class : Private Co. " F ' - : Football Squad: Class Basketball: Marshall Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. " F " : Marshall Final German. Dear George: — I am ritin you about a guy named Lydia. He seems to be after the belt that Jess Willard is wearing. And he is some titer, ain ' t never been licked, he sez and his only trouble is suckin in enough guys to try to put an end to his cosmos. He claims to be a kemist but you know what these here boys spread the bull about what they can do. Kemistry is a pretty good profession for him too cause he reminds you of H,S0 4 — CaCl — his hare is white as sno. Y. Lewis says it comes from worrying so much about two or three gals scattered all over the continent. I don ' t no nothing about that but he ' s a mighty good fello and I sho do hope you ' ll meet him and your best wishes will folio him like all ours does. Yours, Nat. " Now, took here . " Pripe Seventy-two Once in the long past when we were rats, hoarse and heavy breathing was heard in the arch. Investigation showed our " Baby " stuck in the entrance and vainly trying to escape. Fresh from the part of Michigan where they serve pie for breakfast, dinner and supper, his appearance gave ample testimony of good feed. He, however, lost a great deal during the ensuing six months, and while still fat enough to be called " Fats, ' " he at least looks more like a human being than a car- toon. As a roommate and a classmate he has no equal, and his hearty smile and big heart have made him a " slue " of friends, who join hands in wishing him as slippery and as easy time through life as he has had through the Institute. Pa,u- Seventy-thr THE BOMB-I9I9 I EDWAEDS MATTHEWS QUIGLEY ALTOX. ILL. Born 1S98. Matriculated 1916. " String, " " Legs, " " Guigley " " Bevo " " A Woman is only a woman, But a fiood cigar is a smoke. " Thikd Class: Private Company " A. " Second Class : Private Company " A " ; Marshall Final Ball. First Class : Private Company " A " : Mar- shall Final German. I " Cuigley " is one of these happy-go-lucky fellows that somehow gets by but how he does it is a mystery. He professes to be very well informed and can often be heard telling " Pash " about the various branches of the service. There is nothing in life that is new to him and he is fully satisfied. " Legs " spends his summers in quiet as he is entirely too lazy to do otherwise. He has always steered clear of the fairer sex but he goes to the Hops because of the supper. " String " decided upon the infantry as the branch of the service and was with the first twenty-five sent to ( ' amp Lee. While at camp he fought in the great " Battle of the Flu, " and man- aged tn come through unscathed. Epon the signing of the armistice he could not withstand the tempta- tion to return to the Institute and grab a " dip. " if sible. Here ' s wishing you the best of luck an may you always come through on top. " Well, what 111 Page Seventy -fou Strati ' ord-on-Avon was the birthplace of Shakespeare and it is remember because of that. Who does not revere it and who does not long to go there and walk through its historic streets? Shakespeare was of another day. but now we have among us a man who has put Galax on the county map. A man who lias indeed honored his home town by being born there. He is surely a charming component of any countryside. As you know, " Jim ' s " first year at V.M.I, was a successful one and he still cherishes many happy memories. A " Titanic " felt justly slighted if this lovable cadet did not take her in tow for a while, he was s " gentlemanly and graceful. As an old cadet and the ____ . wearer of two and later three stripes, lie never failed _ to take advantage of all privileges. Still never let it be thought that he did not work. Eor was not his uniform adorned with those glittering symbols of aeademie profieiency. the golden stars, and due to his knowledge of semaphore was he not made an in- structor in signaling at Plattshurg? After Platts- burg he went to Erie to assist the G. E. people in the building of turbines, and only his modesty prevented him from supplying the brains of the company in- stead of the manual labor. However, that may be. bis cheerfulness and generosity in helping his clas - a friend well him Seventy-five THE BOMB-I9I9 HORACE LEE EOBERDEAU AUSTIN. TEX. Bora 1898. Matriculated 1914.. " Bobbie: ' " Biddioe " " Disguise our bondage as we iriJI " Tis woman, woman rules us still. " —Moon . Fourth Class: Private Co. " B " : Company Rifle Team. Third Class : Corporal Co. " B " : Company Rifle Team: Class Historian. Second Class: First Sergeant Co. " B " : Class Historian: Marshall Final Ball. First ( ' lass: Captain Co. " B " : Class His- torian. Out of the sands and the sunshine, out of the land of the sage brush upon a September morning came this newly cadet to make his abode within these Halls of Fame. He likes Virginia so well that he has not returned to the laud of his Nativity in three long years. He is a follower of Chappie and one of no mean ability, however, the Alum is not entirely unknown to him. He knows all about everything from a " battle royal ' to a " hull fight " and claims to be the only man from the " Lone Star " state who can rope a steer, throw and brand him in the re- markably short time of an hour and a half. To show his tenacity he has spent the best part of five years in running to ground the elusive Dip. the privilege of sitting on the cannons and leaving on F. C. P. Here ' s a boy of wonderful- personality and his cheerful nature and bright smile have won him a host of friends. Wherever he goes we feel every confidence in his ability to do himself and the Institute proud. Here ' s to you, big boy. may the Gods lie as good to you in the future as they have in the past. ' ■r 7 she (iocs. ' ' Page Se-icnty-six THE BOMB-I9I9 COUNCIL COURTLAND RUDOLPB JACKSONVILLE, FLA. Born 1897. Matriculated 1916. " Count " " Jack " " Alas! Our iimi nil affection Or water hut the desert. " run to wasti -Byron. Tiiikd Class: Private Co. " E. " Second Class : Sergeant Co. " E " : Mar- shall Final Ball. First Class: Lieut. Co. " E " : Marshall Final German; President Florida Club. Little we knew of the underlying value of this crude specimen from the ever- glades of Florida where the Dodo ' s do and the red wings don ' t. When Jack first joined us at the beginning of our third class year our subject at first looked hopeless but now we swell with pride as we view him beyond six inches of cigarette holder, his hair falling equally to both sides, posing over " Red. " bound volumes of " Loves Labor Lost " : and we pronounce him a finished product of the Rah ! Rah ! Boys. He cast his lot with the Chemists in the hopes of discovering something new in color schemes — to obtain a beautiful Red from a mixture of pink sheets and hot air. But much to his sorrow his efforts were in vain. However with this sad experience behind him he has attacked chemistry from a more practical angle and is to be congratulated on his achievements. Although you have often wandered from the way. Count, we are confident of vour success in whatever you under- Pagi Seventy-seven THE BOMB-I9I9 THOMAS EDMUXDS RUFFIN Born 1S98. Matriculated 1916, " Plowboy, " " Fairie, " " Tom " DANVILLE. VA. " Thou art as wise as thou art beautiful. " — Shakespeare. Third Class : Private Co. " D. v Second Class: Private Co. " D " ; Marshall Final German. First Class: Private Co. " D " ; Marshall Final German; Second Lieutenant, C. A. R. C. U. S. A. With blinking eyes and measured tread this dainty little fairy drifted into our midst. Why his arrival was not heralded by the blasts of trumpets and the ringing of bells will always remain a mystery to all who know him. " Plowboy " threw in his lot with the Civil Engineers, and this was the principal cause of his trip to West Virginia. It is rumored he fell in love with some mountain nymph for he returned a changed man. Tom reached his first class year with a clean record. He was one of the lucky five who cast their lot with the Heavy Artillery. The signing of the armistice seemed not to worry him for he stayed to see the " Battle of Fort Monroe " fought to a successful con- clusion. Then he returned to the Institute to work for his almighty " dip " : an achievement we are sure he ' ll h ' nish in grand style. Here ' s the best o ' luck to you, Tom, in this and the greatest possible success in all your life ' s endeavors. Page Seventy-eight Forimi Class: Private Co. " A " ; Base- ball Squad : Class Basketball. Tniun Class: Corporal Co. " E " : Scrub Baseball; Captain Class Basketball. Second Class: Quarter-master Sergeant Co. " P. " : Basketball Squad; Marshall Final Ball. First Class: First Lieutenant Co. " B " : Advertising Manager " Cadet " ; Marshall Final German. Some people are born that way. others have it thrust upon them. Speakinsr, of course, of having Lexington as a home town. Iss could not help it and for this reason we will hold it against him. With such environments in his earlv days he was naturally doomed to be a city slicker. A more typical keydet never existed. For instance did you ever see him when he was not hungry. Re-exams are nothing new to him and he loves hay. On summer furlough after our second class year P. I. went forth as a senior lieutenant to impart knowledge to Culver cadet- • " - 1 made for himself an enviable reputation. When Uncle Sam hurrying to Cain]) Taylor and proceeding to bat it up for a commission in the Field. He was stopped only by the cessation of hostilities. Mike, you have been a wonderful cadet, but we love you for a ' that and some day we expect you to make old man Lexington stand at attention if not fin out. Page Seventy-nine Fourth Class : Private Co. " C. " Third Class : Corporal Co. " E " ; Public- ity Committee. Second Class : First Sergeant Co. " C " ; P. E. Committee : Assistant Manager Baseball : Social Editor " Bu llet " : Mar- shall Final Ball. First Class : First Lieutenant Co. " D " ; P. E. Committee : Treasurer Y. M. C. A. ; Manager Baseball : Treasurer Richmond Club: President S. V. A. Club: Cadet Staff: Bomb Staff: Marshall Final Ger- man. This was observed pushing his nose through the arch on a September morn when Bull Eat John still sat at the head of the Stoopniggers mess, and our guiding light was wearing yellow striped pantaloons. He has been busy doing the same thing ever since and by the process of elimination has arrived at F. C. P. and the coveted cape. We still have hopes of his eventually getting to the B. H. Our Freddy does shocking things when driven to it, and has become an adept in running down elusive electrons and vanishing volts. He has some queer tastes, but is get- ting over some of them. For in stance he only recently gave up olives as a steady diet. He is still fond of playing the game of " Mary had a little Lamb " though, and can be observed any night, wildly pushing his pen in pursuit of Mary. Mean third classman, I. D. K. shark, hard 1st Sgf.. real doughboy, what hasn ' t our little Freddy been? But no matter his immediate fad, he has always found time to help along when you are in trouble, and is never too busy to be genial. Here ' s luck to you Freddy: may the happiest days of your past be the saddest days of your future, and may the sunshine of comfort dispel the clouds of your despair. Page Eighty It was a great day for the future 0. G. ' s of ' 19 when this Taulac baby from the Smoky City (of the South) presented himself to the 0. D. with the necessary requirements of a " Newly Cadet. " During his rat year Shack was an apt student for the clean sleeve element. However, it was not until he was given a position on the mail carrier ' s staff that he really came into his own. Moved by existing con- ditions instead of inward feelings, and a realization of his great advantage in Liberal Arts, (being gifted with the Birmingham dialogue and a great love for Snappy Stories) P. I. at once became a staunch follower of Chappie after a two weeks ' sojourn with the C. E. ' s. As time passed Shack ' s love for the Valley of Virginia became so (E5 great that lie was moved to spend the summer fur- jj 1 Imigh of bis second class year at the Rockbridge Alum Springs. It is unnecessary to say that through his sunny disposition and marked sincerity he has won tlie admiration and friendship of all his classmates, of bis future we have no fear. Page Eighty-one Dud had previously had a rear at college but received quite a shock upon signing up for his sentence here. He became somewhat lost in the multitude of Eats and his fame was not spread abroad until be hecame a " Hard-Boy " and an invitation to 18 was sufficient cause. for a trip to the Grim. At one time " B. V. D. " had aspirations to become a follower of the amps and volts, but now he doubts the wisdom of his choice. He wonders how he can make the $200 per necessary to supjrort himself and . On the track. Dud is an all-round man. He will run any race and hurdles are his specialty. Broad jumping is one of his side lines that never fail. He did good work with the relay team at Philadelphia, and in the other meets put them all in the shade. As soon as the bars were lifted and the men were allowed to go to camp Dud- ley went in the Heavy Artillery. But as most of the world desired peace, he obtained his discharge along with his commission. Old man, our paths will soon diverge but old friends must meet again. ' l!i wishes vou the best of success in all vour endeavors. " I ever get out of this place Page Eig rty-li o Fourth Class: Private Co, " D " ; Captain Class liaseball: Sernli Football ami bas- ketball. Tiiiiai Class: Corporal Co. " I . " : Vice- President Class. Second Class: First Sergeant Co. " E ' - ; Vice-President Class; Secretary Mono- gram Club; Assistant Leader Final Ball; Eing Committee; Vice-President Athletic Association. First Class: Captain Co. " B " ; Vice-Pres- ident Class: President Athletic Associa- tion; President Monogram Club; Cap- tain Baseball: Varsity Football (3»: Basketball (3); Baseball (3. 2. 1) ; Monogram Club (3, 2, 1): Marshall Final German. We have often heard of the luck of the Irish, but here is the personification o± it all His presence serves better security than all the safety first appliances of the twentieth century. Every St. Patrick ' s day he and Du can be seen comparing greens But he ' is more than a snake charmer, using his wiles to great advantage on the Ball room floor. " Sully " says that variety is the spice of life and noble structures lose their fascination with age. His inconsistency is confirmed and por- trayed by his recent transfer from the Curtis Flying School to the doughboys, as he ' said he would rather get shot than freeze to death. Joe ' s success does not come wholly from the possession of the proverbial horse shoe for in him are personified those qualities which identify him as a man among men. Your future triumphs are assured us, for you have been success- ful in all vour undertakings and there is nothing too hard for you to undertake. Though we are on the fields of warfare and suffer many hardships you will always be the same old Irish, a true friend and com- rade. Page Eighty-three " Freddie, " " Fritz, " " Captain " " Let us consider the reason of the case, For nothing is law that is not reason. " — Sir John Poirell. Fourth Class : Private Co. " C ' ; Class Football. Third Class : Corporal Co. " D " : Captain Class Football. Second Class: Sergeant Co. " D " ; Mai- shall Filial Ball. First Class : Lieutenant Co. " D " ; Cadet Staff ; Secretary and Treasurer N. C. Club ; Marshall Final German. ' " Quoth the raven nevermore. " This pigeon-toed amateur barber quoth like- wise a few minutes after his arrival in barracks, but " Wishes never dug ditches, " so we have been blessed with his presence ever since. Most of his time during his rat year was spent in dilating on Kinston. It seems that this city paved Main Street and sent Fred to V.M.I, the same year, these actions being the result of a mighty civic improvement move. For some unknown reason, (some say because of his manly beard) at the end of his rat year he had the large duties and respon- sibilities of a corporal thrust upon him. He was able to hold on to this office by wisely selecting Withers for a roommate and fol- lowing his advice upon all occasions. As a result of this co-operation Fred pulled down a sergeant next year. After this honor he became over-confident, and trusting in his own ability deserted his kind mentor of the previous year and acquired new room- mates. Following this treachery he came to grief with the flags at " rev., " and has ever since been pos- sessed of a properly chastened spirit. Being an in- habitant of the first stoop library during his third class year he was a victim of circumstances and was duly received among the followers of Dr. Kerlin the next vear, but only after heated discussion of two Page Eiqlity-four Behold fair sex. this heart crushing farmer, who hails from Guinea Mills statue renown. He grew so tall that the fence no longer obstructed his view a as a result safely landed in the fourth stoop library to pass his rathood, much to 1 sorrow " of those " who grew to know his " mighty right. " As an athlete we need ] comment. Far and near the " terrible tackle ' - ' was known to others besides th who wore his battles scars of gridiron days. In the field he won fame, and on 1 gym floor few went over his head. To the achievements of Shorty, arise the thoug of Achilles and Hector, and we are justly proud. For the receiver of pink-shei Tommy claims second to none. The mail thrown in ;--.2 for seven occupants generally begins — " ' Dear Ralph: — Farmville is so lonesome now, " etc. How lie manages it is something marvelous. He is an ardent follower of " Chappie. " and Morpheus, whose praises you can hear him sing any time, including. " I hate to lose you. " and " When she sends me that picture from Winston-Salem. " To predict your future. Tommy, is unnecessary. Your personality and untiring efforts have won a place in the hearts Page Eiff ily-fii ' Second Class: Supply Sergeant Co. " D " : Rins Committee : Assistant Cheer Lead- er : Assistant Business Manager Christ- mas Supplement; Bullet Staff: Stage Director Minstrel Show : Marshall Final Ball. First Class : Lieutenant Co. " C " ; Cheer Leader ; Bomb Staff : Post Exchange Council : Marshall Final German. Plere is a man of varied career and gifted with many talents. Nobody knows what he will do next. From the very meekest of rats he changed to one of the most daring bomb shooters in the third class; changing again to a dignified officer after having corporal ' s chevrons thrust upon him. However he did not forget his third class manners during his days as a dignified lieutenant — he only ran fiftv- three demerits in one month. Jim has untiring energy and marked ability but these gifts often make his studies suffer. The number of undertakings he attempts would appall McAdoo — but not Jim. He is just the man we can depend upon to do anything. He used to be a heart-breaker but met his Waterloo this past summer when he came back to patch up his deficiencies. A fair lady from Balti- more is the cause of his sudden desire to attend Johns Hopkins after graduation. Jimmy was riding the " gravy " through the C. 0. T. S. at Camp Lee- when the armistice sent him back to school. Look out old world, ' 19 wants to say " he ' s got ' em; " " Boys I wish goii irerc Big Dogs like me — any mail. ' " Page Eighty-six Iii September, 1915, the city on the banks of the Eiver Dan yielded up to the class of ' 19 this phantom. After many attempts at location and many efforts in the field of research, he was found in 100- A. Up to this time it was a case of taking him for granted as one could not see him in the sunlight. He had to stand up two or three times in the same place to make a shadow. But one way of being sure of him was to see a duck coming clown the stoop, apparently unsupported. But soon we became accustomed to such phenomena. One might be sure who it was fol- lowing it. He is no Aurora Borealis in a military way, but Brother he can alter- nate more of Monk ' s currents than that personage himself and his questions are the bane of Bull Bat ' s ' H existance. After all, fellows, here is one who will car always be found among the foremost and our class is a better one for having had him. Our hearts go with yiiu. App, wherever duty calls. Page Eighty-seven This protege of the Elk ' s Home roamed through the arch accompanied by sev- eral of his brothers in misery and was assigned to Eoom 93. In a few weeks after his arrival his intense popularity became very evident and at any hour of the day one could see as many as ten third classmen enter his sanctuary. " Willie " cele- brated his ascension to the third class by joining the " Dark Time Poker Club " of the First Stoop Library and as a result was the recipient of many unofficial visits from the " Beam. " During the hops he discarded his chevrons to keep an after- taps date and was hostess of quilting parties the remainder of the year on that ac- count. " Wullie ' s " second class year produced an auburned-haired Sergeant who burst forth from his cocoon into the realms of the first class as a " Buck, " which exalted position he also held in the " Gravel- crushers ' " at Camp Lee. The last year saw him reaching into new fields and so successful was he that Barracks dubbed him " Joclo. " Though his hair is against him and he took Arts we readily forget his faults and are confident that in a short time " Willie " will bring credit and renown to his Alma Mater bv Page Eighty-eight Sergeant Co. " F " ; Business Manager Football : Assistant Marshall Final Ball. t Class: Captain Co. " B " ; Manager lotball; Editor-in-Chief " The Bomb " ; ••Cadet " Staff: Vigilance Committee; Hop Committee; Athletic Council: Sec- ond Lieutenant Coast Artillery: Mar- shall Final German. In the early fall of ' 15 the above specimen left his habitat in the coal fields to assume the duties of a " Keydet. " Great were his intentions and as the long days passed we find him one of " the chief sources of barracks talk. Ih.s sudden fame was the outcome of his aid to the Beam in an endeavor to increase the military eifieiency of the special guard. Here we find him occupying one of the tew chairs in the Guard Room over week-ends. However this was not to be his permanent status, for he was soon to win a foremost place in his class m all lines. He is one of the few who always wore the Stars, to say nothing of Chevrons. Nor are his abilities limited to only those things which every Cadet must undergo, for he has always been active in all social affairs. This can be readily proven by his admiration for the Guard Tree as well as other cozy nooks. He enlisted in the Coast Artillery and was commissioned Second Lieutenant within a few- weeks; however, as soon as the armistice was signed he sought his discharge, so as to obtain that much longed for ' - ' Dip. " So Bob, here ' s to you. Old Man. we know you will make your mark in life in the same wav you have accomplished all your desires during your four years here. Eiglity-tiitu " He seemed a cherub who had lost his way And wandered hither. " — Loicell. Second Class : Private Co. " C " ; Vice- President Danville Club : Marshall Final Ball. First Class : Private Co. " B " ; President Danville Club: Marshall Final German. This ambitions electrician joined us in our Third Class year and since then has been a valuable asset to the class, and more so to aid in swelling the ranks of Co. " C. " " Shrimp " ' is the only original Hard Boy that we have in the class and he is often heard to mutter " Oh, how hard I am. " He took special courses of instruction in different- subjects last summer, being of such a studious nature, and in a certain class can be heard answering the cptestions of the ' ' Crafty Monk. " " Babe " was amongst the first twenty-five to join the doughboys at Camp Lee and while there was among the hardest of the hard boys, and could easily pass as a member of the regular army. When the war ended the " Infant ' s " thoughts w again flew to the pursuit of learning and he returned to battle with " Monk " for the elusive dip. §jjS gj | Wake up. Ploughboy. " |g] " Fi Page Ninety The bare statement of facts above would be a fit and cherished epitaph to go on any " keydet ' s " service record. " Cotton ' ' is said by his room-mates to be the original possessor of the fabulous horse shoe. Horse shoe. Swastika, rabbits foot, or what- ever he carries with him. the above achievements speak for themselves. As a rat he furnished shoe polish and. amusement for room i)3. As a third classman he began wearing the gold and the habit has persisted. Squads right and squads left were, easy for him. but Monk ' s physics and Eat ' s chemistry were obstacles that kept him up many weary hours. When the first class left to make the world safe for democ- racy, he journeyed to Camp Lee and endured the sand and social life to which the cadets were exposed. TIT1J S«? When the armistice was signed, the attraction of the " ' gray was too strong and he was among the first to hasten back. Loved by many, admired by all. we can not but feel that his success in after life will parallel his accomplishments here. " How about going in tin ' . E., Molly. " Pa ? Ninety-one Third Class : Corporal Co. " D " ; Gym Team: President Third Class Bible Study ; Hop Committee. Second Class : Sergeant Co. " D " ' ; Captain and Manager Gym Team : Athletic Coun- cil : Y. M. C. A. Cabinet ; Monogram Club: Marshall Final Ball. Fibst Class: Private Co. " D " ; Captain and Manager Gym Team : Treasurer the " Cadet " : Hop Committee: " Bomb " Staff : President Y. M. C. A. : Monogram ul ' : President North Carolina Club; Marshall Final German. Since 1839 the rural state of North Carolina has contributed her quota of doubt- ful specimens to this institution of learning. The physiognomy of the above was placed in this book in order that you will be enabled to determine whether or not he is a reflection on his state. At any rate he has the envied ability of concealing his faults with the exception of his lower extremities, hence the name of " Needle Shanks. " He is regarded with equal admiration in his town and school. Stars, stripes, and chevrons substantiate his intellectual ability, his four years of servitude, and his military aspirations. His ambitions along the latter line were not confined to the Institute, and answering the nation ' s call to arms, he left with the majority of his class for Camp Lee,- where he distinguished himself by his pugnacious handling of the bayonet. His first two years were marked successively as those of extreme docility to undue hardness, until finally reaching his first class year he began distributing his ideas, reactionary and conservative, for the benefit and welfare of V.M.I. His implements with which to fight the battle of life are good intentions and the ability to materialize them, a combination that will inevitably assure sue ' Page Ninety-tivo Two arms, two legs, two eves, a nose — all the accessories that go with a real man. look him over. When he was a rat he had Percy Christian as a front rank-man and an example and— well has he emulated his career with Marchant as a running mate. As a member of the first stoop library club we find him living up to all the traditions of the association and, as a second classman, a disciple of the Doctor. Katherme ' s pony has not been neglected since he began the devious life of an Artist. His mili- tary genius was exemplified in his first class year as a " bevo " captain. Well and ably did he lead his brave company in the sight of the enemy in Roanoke. Xat. when that energy of yours is turned into the coal and , tm ,, ice business we know that tidewater Virginia will be amazed. And the hopes and faith of ' 19 will lie with climb the ladder of success. ' Xoir you know Hint ain ' t right. " Ninety-three Second Class : Private Co. " E " : Marshall Final Ball. First Class : Private Co. " E " : Marshall Final Ball. Hoge came here asking questions and he still sticks to his old habit. His motto seems to be " Get as much advice as possible then don ' t follow it. " He is an eternal b acher and always has new subjects that give possibilities for argument. A man with an imagination such as his, is bound to discover new pleasures in life. Pash decided that Electricity offered the closest approximation to his fluctuating nature and the entire section will agree to it. Although he never " bulled " anything he lives in a state of great suspense around exam times. He went to the Alum to spend a quiet summer, and, oh well, ask any of the dumbos in the class and they will tell you nt ' his experiences. • " Brigum " had many weighty matters resting on him during the treatment Imt as always came out safely. Pash chose the In- fantry, largely because Camp Lee was close to Eich- mond and when the passes were issued on Saturday von could always find him on a Kichmond car. When the need for officers passed with the signing of the armistice. Hoge, after a brief rest (?) returned to V.M.I, with the same old eternal " B. A. " and now is again a promising electrician. Page Ninety-jour Page Ninety-pn Adelstein, K. M Virginia Anderson, B. N Virginia Badham, J. T Alabama Bancroft, T. Texas Battle. H North Carolina Bauer, A. E Virginia Bauserman, E. VanH Virginia Benners, A Pennsylvania Boynton, P. AY New York Bratton, P. B., Jr South Carolina Buck, H. M New York Burger, H. I Virginia Carr, D. C Virginia Carroll, A. M North Carolina Case} ' , TV. M Virginia Castleman, L Pennsylvania Clapp, E. V Ohio Clay, H Virginia Cohoon, T. J Alabama Cole, S. H Virginia Cox, E. 0., Jr Georgia Crockett, G. S., Jr Virginia Cullom, C. B Alabama Curtis, C. C A ' irginia Dabney, TV. J.. Jr Georgia Dance, P. E Virginia Dashiell, D. F Virginia Del Fan, L Philippine Islands Dew, T. E Virginia Doom, TV. H Texas Dougherty. L. B„ Jr Missouri Downing, L. B Virginia Eastwood, F. T Virginia Echols, M. P Virginia Engleby, G. B Virginia Eustis. G. F Alabama Ewing, E., Jr Louisiana Fairlamb. TV. F Virginia Gibson. H. D Virginia Gill. E. S Virginia Grnndy, A. C Tennessee Hammond, G Virginia Harrison, TV. G., Jr Minnesota Hearne, J. G Missouri Heaton, J. L Virginia Henderson, S. T North Carolina Holleman. J. H Virginia Hughes, C. E Virginia Hunter, C. K Virginia Imboden, W. D Texas Jackson, C. D. E Virginia Jackson, T. C. Jr. . . Kentucky James, E. A.. Jr Virginia Jenkins. E. M Virginia Jones, TV. G Virginia Kellogg, K. L Virginia Kerlin. E. G Virginia Kester, TV. TV Virginia King, S. TV Virginia Lake, C. H Tennessee Land. L. P Virginia Lange, L. G Louisiana Lovell, S. G Maryland Lowry, L. B Florida Luck. C. S., Jr Virginia Marshall. A. J TVest Virginia Marshall, J. P Virginia Massie, V. V Virginia Melton. W, F A ' irginia Morrison, H. T Virginia Page Ninety-six Munson, II. II Virginia McCabe, J. B Virginia McCelvey, G. E Texas McEachin, T. C. Jr Florida McGill, W. M Virginia X.H.IK P. A Illinois Nottingham, S. A Virginia Owens, S. W Virginia Owens, W. I Virginia Parkerson, J. D Louisiana Parsons, A. M Texas Parsons, J. W Virginia Payne, H. P. II Kentucky Phillips, E. L Virginia Phillips, R. B Virginia Potts, J. D„ Jr Virginia Radford, L., Jr Virginia Radford, R, C. W Virginia Ramsey. D. F Kentucky Ransom, C. S Virginia Rapkin, E. S New Jersey Rawlings, W. P Virginia Roane. T. W Virginia Robertson, B. A Virginia Rogers, W. W Michigan Rothert, J. M Virginia Rountree, L. C Texas Russell, R. IT Pennsylvania Sanders, I. M Virginia Scott. J. H Virginia. Sitwell, II. ( ' . F Virginia Smith, C. G Missouri Smith, .1. A Louisiana Smith. R. M Illinois Somers, IT. C Virginia Stuart. A. R Virginia Stubblefleld, J. S Arkansas Swann. T. B Tennessee Sweet, T Illinois Swift, C. G Virginia Taylor, J. H Virginia Taylor, J. M Virginia Terrell. K Virginia Thomson. E. W Pennsylvania Tucker, C. M Virginia Tucker, I. D Virginia Wallis, S. T District of Columbia Watkins, M. B Virginia Webb, H. H New York Wierum, R. F New Jersey Williams. G Virginia Williams. J. W Virginia Wilkins, I. C Tennessee Woodson, J. S Alabama Woodward, C. D Georgia Wormely, W. A Virginia Yancey, H. A Virginia Yeomans. R. W Connecticut Young, R. B.. Jr Texas Page Ninety-seven FIRST CLASS TFMof w ' $. A History | a|N September 8th 1915, one hundred and eighteen rats en- I I tered the grav walls of this time honored Institute, destined |fsu|f to become the class of 1919. The words " destined to be- ' ' ' ;: " . ci mi ' . ' . " are used advisely, for it has taken the hardships and pleasures, the failures and successes, the tears and smiles of many days spent together as cadets to knit us into the living, breathing thing that we now know as the class of double nineteen. When we entered the arch to get our first taste of life as " Key- dets, " we undoubtedly did so with some fear and trembling, yet eager- ly, for not one of us but thrilled at the thought of being a son of . M. I. Our rat year was distinguished by no especial display of brilliance on our part, for we soon learned the Rat ' s role, and did our thinking af- ter taps. We started our year-long entertainment of the third class with a rush on the first night of our -rival bv a nisrht-shirt parade, and Page Ninety-eight 1 [aving passed through the rodent state ol cadet, the next ses- sion opened for us a broad field of activity. We kept the sentinels uneasy and the faculty had no peace, for the usual third class spirit of unrest led us to make the night hideous, the day sombre, and to split the heavens with the ear-rending sounds of bombs. Though participation in these disturbances often led to the loss of chevrons and freedom, it was all consistent with the characteristic functions of a Thrid Classman, for verily he is a prominent character, a creature of un- rest and ever possessed of evil spirits. Hut turning aside from these in- dulgences of youthful passion we have since been capable of promoting plans upon a higher plane. As Second Classmen the energy hitherto expend- ed on delivery transformed itself into steady effort towards a definite object — the betterment of ourselves and the Institute, for in this year we assumed part responsibility for the governing of the corps. It was also during this session that we pas- sed another great epoch of a cadet ' s life with the advent of our class rings — those visible symbols of the love and brotherhood that bind us one to another. Nineteen has more than contributed her share of the men who have made V. M. I. ' s record in athletics the glorious one it is. On the gridiron Addison. Anderson, Engleby. ECnapp, Roberdeau, Page Ninety-nine Sullivan, Thomas, and Woodward have won monograms, while i n basket-ball E n g 1 e b y , Gary, Sullivan, Thomas, and Wills have gained their coveted letters. In baseball Jernigin, Alar- tin and Sullivan ; in track C. A. Jones, Knapp, and D. V. Smith, and in gym Wimberley have also upheld Xineteen ' s record. Throughout her struggle Nineteen has been ably pilotted by W. G. Wills Jr., as president and J. J. Sullivan as vice-president. We were particularly unfortunate in the disorganization of our class earlv in our hrst class vear by our country ' s call for men. The call was gladly answered and eighty per cent of the class went into the service, while those who remained were expecting soon to follow. However the signing of the armistice released these men for their former duties and bv January first Nineteen was again intact. The four years we have passed together within these histor- ical old walls, sharing our jovs and sorrows, our work and play, our every minute of existence, have welded us into a brotherhood so close, have so interwoven our lives and interests, that the thought of parting brings a pang to every heart and a tear to every eye. Page One Hundred Si we came here to acquire. We leave with best wishes for tlmse men of nineteen who have drop- ped by the wayside, ( some through no fault of their own), with pride and confidence in the future of our A 1 m a Mater, and with deep love and hope for each fellow member of our class. As we separate and go forth alone to face the turmoil, trials, and adversities of a busy world, the tides of fortune will drift us far apart, yet not so far we will not he bound by the insoluble ties of Pag,- One Hundred-one fraternal comradeship to one another and our school. What lies be- fore us we know not, but with bright prospects and under an auspi- cious star let us begin our voyage on life ' s perilous sea with that in- describable state of mind known as " V. M. I. Spirit " and with Stonewall Jackson ' s undying words ever before us: — " The destinies of men and nations are in their own hands. " Historian. Page One Hundred-two Page One Hundred-three Page One Hundred-four Adams, J. B Lynch Station, Va. Allen, A. T Ulendale, S. C. Allen, L. E., Jr Marlin, Tex. Alvis, E Fishersville, Va. Arrington, W. A Arrington, Va. IVackus. .1. II Xorl ' olk. Va. Bacharach, B Atlantic City, X. J. Bancroft, T. Orange, Tex. Barker, C. C Axton, Va. Bauserman, E. V Woodstock, Va. Benners, T. H.. Jr. .Birmingham, Ala. Berry. F. W Luray, Va. Bletcher, F. Winnipeg, Can. Broaddus, F. C El Paso, Tex. Bryan, B. M.. Jr Alexandria. Va. Bu ' ndy, K. J Cleveland. Ohio Calvert, W. J., Jr. . . .Portsmouth, Va. Casey, W. M Lynchburg, Va. Cluing-. D. S Oakland, Cal. Comegys, E. F. . Oklahoma City, Okla. Cox, E Eichmond, Va. Crai ' ghill, D. II Lynchburg, Va. Crist, G. W.. Jr. . . .Montgomery, Ala. Davis. N. B. Palatka, Fla. Davis. T. C Pamplin, Va. Derryberry, M. E Nashville, Term. De Shazo, J. S Houston. Va. Fairlamb, W. S Eichmond, Va. Gaillard, C. C Greenville. Tex. Gallman, 0. T Spartanburg. S. C. Goodall, V. H Birmingham, Ala. Graham, A. H Harrisonburg, Va. Greene, F. K Middleburg, Va. Groover, P Quitman, Ga. Hairston, B Reidsville, X. ( ' . Hardy. F. B Blackstone, Va. Hardy, G. W.. Jr Shreveport, La. Hardy, W. II.. Jr Fort Worth, Tex. Haskell. J. C Mineral, Va. Hawkins, H. P... Jr. . .Eichmond. Va. Eeisig, G. W Beaumont, Tex. Herring, F. L Mosspoint, Miss. Hoge, C. E.. Jr Frankfort, Ky. Bood, C. E Hoods P. 0., Miss. 1 lushes, C. E.. Jr. M. ( ' .. .1,- Petersburg, V I. S New York, X. V V. I) racksonvil Jordan. .1. C, Jr Danville, Va. Josey, .1. !• ' .. Jr Beaumont, Tex. Kerl ' in. W. C Roanoke, Va. javender, W. D Centerville, Ala. Litzenberger, L. M. . . .Middleton, Ind. Lnck, C. S., Jr Vshlan.l. Va. Mallory, F. B., Jr Paris. Tex. Marshall. R. C Portsmouth. Va. Milton, W. II.. Jr.. Wilmington. X. C. Monroe, E. E., Jr Brookneal, Va. Montague, F. L Richmond, Va. Montgomery. W. S., Jr Spartanburg. S. C. Munson, H. H.. Jr Macon. Ga. McEachin, T. C Wilmington. X " . C. X T eal, W. McD Berryville, Va. Norvell, L Beanmont, Tex. Xourse. W. E New Orleans. La. Nurney, J. W Suffolk, Va. Parker, W. X T Eichmond, Va. Parkinson, E. B Warrenton, Va. Parrot. J. C Eoanoke. Va. Paxton, W. C Danville. Va. Payne, II. P. M Nashville, Tenn. Potts, .1. D.. Jr Eichmond. Va. Potts, M. W., Jr Fort Worth. Tex. Eoberts, A. E Lake Charles, La. Eoberts, L. S Norfolk, Aa. Roberts. W. T. S Lexington. Va. Satterfield. F. M. . .Washington. D. C. Scott, E. ( ' .. Jr Richmond, Va. Slack. T. A Fort Worth. Tex. Svdnor. IT Norfolk, Va. Terry. C. M Richmond, Va. Turner. H. M. C Zononi, Va. Wallace. Fredericksburg. Va. Wallis, W. T Clarksburg, W. Va. Wang, II. C Pekin, China Whitfield. G. D Franklin. Va. Williams, E. J Jackson. Ga. Williams, W. T Independence. Mo. Winston. W. A Kingston. X. Y. Page One Hundred-five SECOND CLASS TF»rofiCbrt ' ' 9 History of the Second Class FTER burning the last gallon of Dad ' s gas, after extracting promises of daily letters from the sweetest girls in the world, we caught the last connection with the Virginia Creeper and rolled barrackward seventy strong. In our new dignity as upper classmen " we put away childish things " and tried to buckle down amidst the restless young hope- fuls of our nation at war. The close of the first month saw us enrolled under the new regime of the S. A. T. C. Then unprecedented things started our way in demoralizing succession. Chief of these was the exodus of the first class to training camps, there to take a more active share in making " the world safe for Democrats. " Some of our numbers were made commissioned officers in the battalion and learned how to wrap a silk ribbon around their middles and appear nonchalant with sabers. Before they could realize the uselessness of a " dumbo " lieut enant these more fortunate ones, along with a majority of their classmates, were transferred to Camp Zachary Taylor and Fort- ress Monroe. Here they learned how to wash leggins and meat cans and were initiated into the horrors of K. P. They learned how to fill a recoil cylinder with hydrolene and how to become an attentive chambermaid to a Page One Hundred-six Holland. After enjoying the comforts oi home under a camou- flaged Christmas Furlough, the}- pulled into barracks in time for the hops. Mean while the remnants of our class had striven nobly in the face of all difficulties upholding- the standard of the Institute, and they deserve all praise for the work they did. In athletics ' 20 was well represented, for although some mono- gram men were lost by enlistments in the army, new material was developed, hi football Cutchins and Haw- kins, S. represented us. while Bacharach and Hawkins, H. were the mainstays of the class in basketball. Jordan, J. and Jeffries- were chosen to lead the class thru the trials of the third year, and no better men could have been chosen for the positions. Jeffries, and Par Page One Hundred-seven The coveted rings lent their lustre about Christmas time and manv left to adorn fairer hands as soon as they came within these walls. All of which goes to show the matrimonial possibilities and good judgement of some of our members. The second term is well under way and visions of Finals and next year as first classmen flit thru our minds. All of us hope to make a record which will seat us firmly in the hearts of all alumini. and of the corps at Y. M. I. Historian. Paae One Hundred eight Page One Hundred-ten Adams. E. F Norfolk, Va. Addison, G. D Richmond, Va. Adkins. H. T Danville, Va. Alt, G. T University. Va. Arlington, R. T Richmond, Va. Ashley. J. R McKinney, Tex. Austin, F Chicago, ill. Ayres, J. C Accomac C. H., Va. Balfour. C. II.. Jr Norfolk, Va. Ballon, .1. W Oxford, X. C. Barret, F. M New Port News. Va. Barrow. E. P.. Jr Port Norfolk, Va. Bemis. J. R Little Rock, Ark. Rennet. G. McC Buckhorn, Va. Berry. D. V Houston. Tex. Berry, M. K Vernon, Tex. Bhiekwell. P. H Henderson. Ky. Blair. J. H Indianapolis, Ind. Blake. O New York, N. Y. Boatwright, .1. I Portsmouth, Va. Bond. A. J Richmond, Va. Booze. J. M Lake Charles. La. Bouldin, T. V Washington. I . ( ' . Bowles. J. C Columbia, Va. Bowman. C. W Brownsville. Pa. Briggs. R. C Taylor. Tex. Broekenhorouj. r h. A Richmond, Va. Bruner, F. D Roanoke. Va. Bryan. C. J Goldsboro, N. Buch, R Lynchburg, Va. Burlington, R. McC, Jr Richmond, Va. Campbell, T. P Morristown, Tenn. Carter. A. B Richmond. Va. Casey. J. F Lynchburg, Va. Caswell. W. D Cleveland. Ohio Cares, MaeE. L Spartanburg. S. C. Christian. H. T Lynchburg. Va. Clark. A Greenville. Tex. Clerk. N. K Savannah. Ga. Clarkson, H. TV Chicago, 111. Cobh. B. C Portsmouth. Va. Coleman, M. R Ardmore, Okla. Connally, M. H Jacksonville, Fla. Cook. H. H Charlestown. W. V. Cosby. G. H Lynchburg. Va. Craig, J. E Deerfield, Va. Crist. J. F Montgomery, Ala. Crocket. J. F Dublin, Va. Camming, H. S Washington, D. C. Cutchins. S Richmond. Va. Davidson. R. P Washington, D. C. Davis. W. T Madison. Fla. Hearing. A. W Lexington. Va. Debardeleben, D Chatanooga. Tenn. Dickerson, H. W BKich moi Dickson. R. R ( n bUg b Vj Draper, H. D S: H Hrhara. Cal Drennen. A. T £| Kham rDndley. H. E M ■tvill Duff, R. .-_ . . fl Hi w ' h Dnnseth. J. F Paris. Tex. Echols, R Dimmock, W. Va. Elliot. R. F Edenton, N. C. Ellis. R. R Havane. Cuba Embrey, A. W Fredericksburg, Va. Emerson, A Portsmouth, Va. Estis. J. S Danville. Va. Evans, T. B Churcb View, Va. Everett. L. E McKinney. Tex. Fain. J. C Oklahoma City. okla. Fletcher. E. I Accomac. Va. Foster. H. E Lake Charles. La. Fowler. F. II Philadelphia. Pa. Fuller. W. A I lanville. Va. Fulton, .1. McF Birmingham, Ala. Gallagher, J. F Leesburg, Va. Gallalee, K. M Portsmouth. Va. Garrow, II. W Houston. Tex. Gibson, M. L Fredericksburg, Va. Gilbert, C. V Donner, La. Gleason, H. C Clifton Forge, Va. Gleaves. C. B Roanoke. Va. Glover, J. M Richmond. Va. Goodwin, R. T.. Jr Montgomery, Ala. Greathead. R. X.. Jr Norfolk. Va. Greene, J. F Washington, D. C. Gridley, W. G Kirkville. N. Y. Hagan, J. ( ' .. Jr Richmond, Va. Hamilton. F. T Anniston. Ala. Harmon. H. V Richmond, Va. Harper. J. B Natalie. Va. Harper. R. S Pinners Point. Va. Hartley. F. K Fairmont. W. Va. Harwood. E. E Trenton. Tenn. Hawkins. K. A Charleston. V. Va. Hicks. W. II Talladeja. Ala. Hill. J. M Fort Worth. Tex. Hopkins. A. I Tasley. Va. Horm, J. D Rocky Mount. N. C. Howard, G. A Washington, r . C. Ingram. D. T Richmond. Va. Ireys. H. T Jett, Ky. Johnston. E. M Bluefleld, W. Va. Johnson. W. B I ' .luetie ' .d. W. Va. Jones, C. W Norfolk, Va. Jones. H San Angelo. Tex. Jones. J. W Martinsville. Va. Jones. W. F.. Jr Washington, D. C. Jordan. J. H Kansas City. Mo. Kane. F. C Voungstown, Ohio Kollam. II. S Princess Anne. Va. Kennedy, W. T KnoxvlUe, Tenn. Kennon. A. R Mineral. Va. Kimberly. II. II. . Jr Hampton. Va. Kin. ' . W. M Fredericksburg, Va. Kirwan. J. McC Baltimore, Md. Knapp. J. W.. Jr Richmond. Va. Lacy. C. A.. Jr Memphis. Tenn. Lajne. E. R Windsor. Va. 1. H. C Blackstone, Va. ». L. J Macon. Ga. Hundred-eleven THE BOMB-I9I9 I Lauck, E. AV Lurav, Ya. Lee, H. D. L Elkins, W. Ya. Lee. R. Y McPherson, Ga. Linthicum, T. C Deming. X. M. Lockey. W. H Chipley, Fla. Love. D. V Boston, Mass. LoTell, S. G Baltimore, Md. Lyons, M. H Mobile. Ala. Mann, J. H. C Petersburg. A ' a. Mann. J. C Greenwood, Miss. Mantor, L Taylor, Tex. Marbury. W. L., Jr Baltimore, Md. Marshall. S. A Jacksonville, Fla. Mason, S. A Hampton, Ya. Masury. J. M Yirginia Beacb, Ya. Maxwell. R. O Norfolk, Va. Mears, C. B Cbincoteague, Ya. Meech, R. W Norfolk, Ya. Meecli. S. M Norfolk, Ya. Mercer, D Portsmouth, Ya. Miller. AV. T Lynchburg, Va. Millner. H. B Lynchburg, Ya. Monroe. D. D Houston, Tex. Monroe. W. I)., Jr Washington. D. C. Mbore, B. T Tazewell. Va. Moore, L. A Grand Forks, N. D. Moss, C. M Lake Charles. La. Murphy. P. B. B Newman. Ga. Murrill. R. S Charlotte, N. C. McCaddon. S. G New York, N. Y. McClain. J Gibsonia, Pa. McCord. W. J Kansas City, Mo. McCuiston, R. H. P Paris, Tex. McCulloch. R. R Washington, D. C. McDavid, E. R.. Jr Birmingham, Ala. McKeller. G Forney, Tex. McMillan. M. H Bristow, Okla. Nicholson. C. P Norfolk, Va. Orme. A. J Atlanta, Ga. Overby, D. A., Jr Danville. Va. Owsley. H Denton. Tex. Parker. M. M Portsmouth, Ya. Parsons. S. O Kansas City. Mo. Pate. R. McC Norfolk. Ya. Patton. W. R Darlington, S. C. Paxton. P. L Buena Yista, Ya. Payne. F. N.. Jr Harrisburg. Pa. Payne. J. B.. Jr Dallas. Tex. Peebles. W. S.. Jr Lawrenceville Va. Pendleton. J. H.. Jr Lexington. Va. Pendleton. N. W AA ' ytheville, Ya. Peimybacker. J. E Washington. D. C. Pennybaeker. M. W Broadway. Ya. Phillips J. B Perdue. Kv. Polk. E. W Little Rock, Ark. Powell. i. Y Danville, Ya. Preston. S. H Tazewell, Ya. Price. W. J Center ville. Md. Rathburn. G. R Sougi Bethleh em Recker, M. R Kiuiiai tffTTid Reese, C. B Richmond. Ya. Reid, J. K The Plains, Ya. Reynolds. W. F Richmond, Va. Ribble. J. M Petersburg, Va. Richardson. J. E Muskogee, Okla. Riddle. C. M.. Jr Danville. Ya. Ripley. F. E., Jr Taylor, Tex. Roche, H. S.. Jr Middlesborough. Ky. Robertson, D. A Lynchburg, Va. Robertson, J. J.. Jr Cumberland, A ' a. Robinson, J. K. E Lexington. A ' a. Russells, S New York, N. Y. Rutledge, B. H.. Jr Charleston, S. C. St. Clair, G. T.. Jr Bluefleld, AV. Va. Sauer, C. F Richmond, A ' a. Scott. W. AV Muskogee, Okla. Sebring, E. E Willoughby, Ohio Sedwick, J. H Albany, Tex. Semans. J. T Uniontown, Pa. Smith, B. H Billings. Mont. Smith, E. A.. Jr Kings Mountain, N. C. Smith. J. A New Orleans. La. Smith. J. T Long View. Tex. Smith. T. W Birmingham, Ala. Smith. W. D.. Jr Birmingham. Ala. Starke, H. M.. Jr Richmond, A ' a. Stokes. W. M.. Jr Lynchburg. A ' a. Strother. H. S Culpeper. A ' a. Stroud, W. S Greenwood. Miss. Stuart, W. D.. Jr Richmond, A ' a. Synie. S Washington, D. C. Ta te, W. C Danville, A ' a. Taylor, R. AY., Jr. .Moorehead City, N. C. Thompson. R. C Huntington. W. A r a. Tichenor, H. McD Monroe, Ga. Tinsley. S. H Richmond, A ' a. Turley, J. C Bluefield. W. A ' a. Turman. S. B Tampa, Fla. Tyler. H. G., Jr Norfolk, A ' a. Yan Syckle, R. E, Jr Troy. Pa. Vaughan. F. F Hampton, A ' a. Von Schilling. F Hampton, A ' a. Wallihan. L. E Front Royal, A ' a. Walker. J. M Tarrentun. Pa. Washington. S. W. . .( ' harlestown. W. A ' a. Waters. W. E Louisville. Ky. Watson, H. L.. Jr Richmond. A ' a. Weaver. R. C Port Norfolk. A ' a. Wessells. S. A Greenbush. A ' a. Weisel. S. R Norfolk. A ' a. Welton. R. H. B Norfolk, A ' a. Wenger. R. A Waynesboro, A ' a. Wilmer. .F. P Richmond, A ' a. Wilson, S. B., Jr Jlemphis, Tenn. Wilson, W. Y Alemphis, Tenn. Winfree, R. N Lynchburg, A r a. Wormeldorf. L El Paso, Tex. Young. W. T.. Jr Corinth. Miss. Page One Hundred-twelve THE BOMB-I9I9 Third Class History EETING of the Third Class in the Y. M. C. A. room immediately after Tattoo. " Too many men to meet in any keydet room, and quite a crowd for even the spacious V. M. I ' . A. Having passed thru the long chrysalis period of rathood and emerged into the glorious state of an old cadet, the Third Class returned after a Ions;- summer furlough, a full fledged class. The Class which met in September was fortunate in having a large ma- jority of its matriculates back as third classmen to carry on the good work begun the year before. Nearly two hundred were bound together by the closest of ties, to pass thru the trials and tribulations of the second year at V. M. I. At the first meeting of the class Pate was re-elected as president and Dickson, R. as vice-pesident. It was not long before the need of our country for real men called many of the class to the colors, and for a while it looked as if ' 21 would be short lived, indeed, but with the termination of the war the men in the service be- gan to flock back to their Alma Mater and by Christmas the class was back to the standard it had at the beginning of the year. At mid year exams we struck a great streak of luck. Owing to unsettled- ness and uncertainty existing during the first semester, every one was de- clared proficient. This was particularly fortunate for the third class of all classes, for, owing to the many new activities which they take part in, a great many men are deprived of their ring for another year. By omitting mid-year exams every man that stays until Finals will receive the little gold circlet. (Board of Visitors and Superintendent note what an improvement this would make if made a permanent feature.) In athletics ' 21 has maintained a very high, standard. In football McCuiston Stuart, Ingram, Mason, Coleman, and Wilson, received the coveted monogram, while Dickson, R. and Smith, T. were re- cipients of gold footballs. Dickson was Page One Hunired-thirteen In Baseball, Track, and Tennis ' 21, lias its share, and more, of delegates. Jordan, H., McDavid, E., Gleaves, Semans. and Kane have shown their ability to hold up their end of the argument. But athletics is not the only endeavor that the class has distinguishes itself in. It was blessed by the mildest winter that this section has ever wit- nessed. And if no other epitaph goes on its tombstone, this one little sent- ence should: " they walked their special guard, angels could do no more. " And reminiscences of a still, dark, night, a barracks quiet in study, a bedlam of noise as twenty energetic sentinels repeat the Bolshe- vik pass word, " Corporal Guaaaaaard Number twenty wooon " . So class of 1921 we are proud of you and looking forward to a career of increasing usefulness. Historian. Page One Hundred-jourleen Page One Hundred-fifteen Page One Hundred-sixieen Aliell, H. B Brooklyn, N. Y. Agnor, G. L Lexington, Va. Airth, W. S Live Oak, Fla. Ames, W. C. Jr Smithfield, Va. Amiss. F. T Luray, Va. Anderson, C. E Sandy Level, Va. Archer, W. W.. Jr Richmond. Va. Arens, R. M Indianapolis. Ind. Armstrong, F. M Troy. N. ( ' . Adkinson, W. H.. Jr Washington, 1 . C. Badgett, J. M South Boston. Va. Bain. K. A.. Jr Portsmouth, Va. Barr, A. W Winchester. Va. Barry, N. G Middlesburg, Ky. Bartenstein, L. K Warrenton, Va. Battle. J. M Charlottesville. Va. Batley. H. R Norfolk. Va. Beaseley, J. W Roanoke, Va. Bebell. W. F., Jr Jamaica. N. Y. Bell. S. IT Dublin, Va. Bendheim. S Richmond, Va. Berman, G Lynchburg, Va. Blandford. I. I Portsmouth. Va. Blankenship. J. M Richmond, Va. Boiling, R. W Roanoke. Va. Bonney. F. P Norfolk, Va. Buch, W. H.. Jr Shreveport, La. Bosworth. J. C Brownsburg, Va. Bowden. R. E Louisville, Ky. Bowles. G Winchester. Va. Bowman, DeW. Fredericksburg, Va. Braswell. J. C Rocky Mount, N. C. Brehm, E. E Fairfax, Wash. Brewer, J. B Rocky Mount. N. C. Briggs. C. W Houston, Tex. Bromley, C. V.. Jr Neimours. W. Va. Brooks, J. K., Jr Faunev. Tex. Brown. F. F Hillsboro, 111. Brown, H. C Birmingham, Ala. Bryson. J. E Savannah. Ga. Buchanan. J. D Jackson. Ga. Bunting. J.. Jr Salem. Va. Burdeau. J St. Louis. Mo. Burns, A. G Tulsa. Okla. Cabell, M. N Mellwood, Va. Campbell. A. M.. Jr Lynchburg. Ya. Campodonico. J. J Richmond, Ya. Carroll. E. L Charlottesville. Ya. Carson, T. N Richmond. Ya. Carter, R. G Leesburg, Ya. Carter, T. N Danville, Ya. Chisholm, F. B Kansas City. Mo. Claphand, H. W.. Jr Little Rock. Ark. Clark. E. M Danville. Ya. Dabney, R. I Houston. Tex. Dickson, R. F Chattanooga, Tenu. Dorsey, A. H Hillsboro, III. Douglas, W. S Hillsboro, III. Douglas. T. P. Pittslield, 111. Dreifus. C. T Alexandria, Va. I irewry, V. V Petersburg, Va. Duke. ( ' . C Charlottesville, Va. Edmond. R., Jr Norfolk. Ya. Edmund. W. W Lynchburg. Ya. Edwards. G. ().. Jr St. Louis. Mo. Estell, II. F.. Jr Huntsville. Tex. Ferguson. J. W., Jr. . . Waynesville. N. C. Finch, A. R Philadelphia, Pa. Follett, .1. D Berwyn. Pa. Fontanna, A. W.. Jr New York, N. Y. Fitzgerald. B Rockwood, Tenn. Francis. ( ' . K. Jr West Tulsa, okla. Gaines, J. R Austin. Tex. Gardner, S. C Franklin, Ya. Gatlin, M. P.. Jr New York. N. Y. Gayle, K. H.. Jr Norfolk, Ya. (Jills. J. B Appomatox, Ya. Glazier, S Norfolk, Ya. Gorton, H. B University. Ya. Grant, R. C Warren. Ohio Grace, G. T.. Jr Norfolk. Ya. (Jroce, J. H Waxahachie, Tex. Grombach, J. B New Orleans. La. Groner. J. Y Norfolk. Ya. Grimes. W. R ( )range. Ya. Guthrie, A. P. Bastrop. La. Haas. H Harrisonburg. Ya. Hagner, T. W. S Hagerstown, Md. Hairston. J. J Wenouda, Ya. Ilanlwiek. C. K. E Richmond. Ya. Harper, J. S Dunton, Tex. Harris. S.. Jr Harrison. C. B Harrison. W. R Harris. S. G.. Jr... Hatton. E. A.. Jr... Hobson. E. M. T... Hobson, J. R. A.. Jr . .Birmingham. Ala. ..New York. N. Y. Boyce. Ya. . . . . Lynchburg, Ya. . . .Portsmouth. Ya. ..Birmingham. Ala. . Richmond. Ya. Holladay. J. C. Jr Suffolk. Ya. Hollins. A.. Jr Lake Charles. La. Holt. H. W Globe. Ariz. Honaker. C. F Huntington. W. Va. Hopkins, L. R Onanock, Ya. Hopkins. S. T El Paso. Tex. Hopkins. W. ( ' Atlanta. Ga. Howard. H. C Wheeling. W. Ya. Hubbard, H. T.. Jr Norfolk. Ya. Huff. C. W.. Jr Richmond, Va. linger. S. S Lexington. Ya. Humphreys. ( ' . K Narherth. Pa. Hunter. R. T Trinidad, Colo. Irving. W. H Evington, Ya. Jackson. S. S Richmond. Ya. Johnson. D. V Norfolk. Ya. Johnson. J. O Norfolk, Ya. Jones. J. H Elbertou. Ga. E. F. Jr Abington, Ya. A. J Alexandria. Ya. y. P. R — .Dallas. Tex nt. Miss. Page One Hundred- King, C. B Port Worth, Tex. Kinnear, W. A Lexington. Va. Kissell, C. C West Unity, Ohio Knight. B. M Winchester. Va. Kraft. R. W Portsmouth, Va. Larew. R. F Staunton. Va. LaRue. R. H Columbus. Kan. Lee, P Honolulu. H. I. Little, D. C Norfolk, Va. Lynch, G. P.. Jr Richmond, Va. Macklin, H.. Jr North Emporia. Va. McCrae, E. B New York, N. T. Manning. L. H Talladega, Ala. Marshall. W. G Richmond, Va. Martin. R. P Richmond, Va. Massie, F. F Tyro, Va. Massingham, R. S Pittsburg, Pa. Massingham, S. H Pittsburg, Pa. Matthews. H. S Pensacola, Fla. Meade, J. R. R Lexington, Va. Mellon, J. C Charlotte. N. C. Menefee. J. R San Antonio, Tex. Miller. P. O Richmond, Va. Moncure. M. W., Jr Richmond. Va. Moore, J. P Birmingham. Ala. Morrison. G. E Woodstock, Va. Murphy. H. S Alexandria. Va. Murrell. J. M Bayou Goula. La. Myers, C. T.. Jr Huntington. W. Va. McCauley. R San Antonio, Tex. McConnell. B. F Roanoke, Va. MeCurdy, F Norfolk, Va. McDavid, C. J Birmingham, Ala. Nash, C. E Fort Worth, Tex. Nelson, N. H Richmond, Va. Norman, R. G Richmond, Va. O ' Brien. W. V Middleport. Ohio Pace, H. L Franklin. Va. Parham. E. F Henderson, N. C. Parrot, B. F Roanoke. Va. Patterson. W. A Mount Sterling, Ky. Patton, W. T Gainesville. Fla. Peebles. M. W Lawrenceville. Va. Peed. S. B Norfolk, A ' a. Perkinson. W. M Petersburg. Va. Phillips. H Orlando. Fla. Philip, W. H Dallas, Tex. Porter. T. B Jacksonville. Fla. Porterfield. J. B.. Jr. .. .Birmingham. Ala. Powell, H. A Richmond, Va. Prewitt. J. P. Mount Sterling. Ky. Pugh. W. M Madisonville, Va. Pugh. W. T Madisonville. Va. Puller, S. B West Point, Va. Purcell, J. A Richmond, Va. Rahily. W. T Petersburg, Va. Rainey, T. C .JCausas City. Mo, Ramey. M. ; - s lL ii ' Bb f - Arlz Reid, II. I TAnnte. I.a. Rhudy. R. R . ' . mW Wk . . Calax. Va. S fl H nnilria Rice. H. B MM Moano Richardson. R J v | ■ " raiiktpFh. Vi L ' ly. [{. M.. Jr Ralriiii ' irc. fcrreM, Te: Robinson, W. G Lynchburg, Va. Robinson. C. R Portsmouth, Va. Rogan, W. B Roanoke, Va. Rogers. J. T Nassawadox, Va. Ross. W. B Missoula. Mont. Rufnn. C. L Fredericksburg, Va. Scales, J. I Richmond, Va. Selden. J Ranson. W. Va. Settle. S. B Flint Hill. Va. Seward. W. R Petersburg, Va. Sewell. J. C .Krum. Tex. Shackleford. A. G Birmingham, Ala. Shannon, W. V ..Brazil. Ind. Shelton. J. E Covington. Tenn. Shields, R. W Pine Ridge, Miss. Skillman, W. O Dallas. Tex. Skinner. C. W Waynesboro, Ga. Sliger, R. E Oakland. Md. Smith. C. K Wilson, N. C. Smythe. M. G Uvalde. Tex. Southall. S. O Dunwoody C. H., Va. Southgate. H. S Norfolk, Va. Spindle. T. H Christiausburg. Va. Spratt. T. G Richlands, Va Stephans. A. L. L New Orleans, Ala Sterret, T. W Richmond, Va. Strawhand. T. L Norfolk. Va. Stubbs. F. P Monroe, La. Sver. C, Jr Norfolk. Va, Taliferro. B. N Madill, Okla Taylor, J. R Whist Hearts, Va Taylor. J. M Danville, Va. Teasley, H. J Portsmouth. Va Thompson, E. A Memphis. Tex Thompson, H. D Mint Springs, Va Thompson. R Jackson. Mi Tierney. R. P Westtield. Ma Tilley. J. S Norfolk. Va Tillman. S. B Birmingham, Ala Toole, J. R Missoula. Mont Trevillian. J. W Richmond, Va Tucker, H. B Blackstoue, V Venable. R. R Farmville, Va ' Venable. W. T.. Jr Farmville. Va Waldo, G. E Barto. Fla. Wales, T. S Norfolk, Va Walker. W. McC Athens, Ala Wallersteiu, E. I Richmond. Va Ward, C. R Waxaehachie. Tex Waterfield. C. W Union City. Tenn Weber. C. E Salem. Va Wescott. W. C Atlantic City, N. J. White, A. S Leesburg, Va. White, E. V Leesburg, Va. Whitted. T. B., Jr Charlotte. N. C. Williams. P. J Salem, Va. Wilson, B. W.. Jr Richmond, Va. Wilson, H. W Chatham, Va. Wilson. R. B Globe. Ariz. Woodall. J. C Charlotte. N. C. Woods, W. H Salem. Va. rth. C. M Springdale. Conn. gal, F. O brydeu, Va affey. R. J Norfolk. Va. w ton, Okla. W. .1 . . Bk • • • . ' ' rciobe. Ariz, Page One Hundred-eigliteen FOURTH CLASS T Mo Co v ' S. ' J WflNNfl 60 HOME History So lived that when our time came to unite with that immemorable cara- van, which shall ever prove worthy of its Alma Mater, we came not as a few who left when they saw a chance, hut, determined and soothed by that " Old Spirit, " approached the moment when we knew we would " Cease to be. " Hardly had we brushed the dust from a-top our shoes, — we mean the dust accumulated during " The School of the Soldier, " — than there came an influx of keen Calic. We enjoyed " Openings. " but there was one thing that helped to keep us on the side lines and that was the dreaded fear of stepping upon the toes of some Third Classman. Close upon the heels of " Openings " came the chance for a number of the members of the " Rat Class, " — which in days to come will be better known as. " That Class of ' 22 — . to earn thirty dollars per (haps). Thanks to the S. A. T. C. Well, we must admit things were getting a little softer for us when the Institute began the S. A. T. C. Training. Really we thought there were going to be " Rat Sheenies " instead of Third Class Meetings. There would come a call for officer material and off would go a number of Upper Classmen. This thing became so frequent that the falling off in number was followed by its natural sequence, poor morale. It was then that we saw the real need of our Upper Classmen. Down in our hearts we were glad to welcome them back for we had realized that they were our best teachers after all. Through all the above period the old Gridiron Sport was in season. It was there that we were called upon to do our share to uphold " Old V. M. I. ' s Standard. " We gave to the squad a number too numerous to lie quoted in this allotte space; but lest we forget those of Varsity caliber, Dabney, Hona- ker. Bunting, Drewry and Miller, P. You may count on us for a still better showing: next fal Page On,- Hundred-nineteen THE BOMB-I9I9 As usual the rainy Thanksgiving Trip " came and went. " We did get a peep at civilization but that wasn ' t what we craved. We longed for X-mas Dav. That also " came and went. " Let us say that we did not see life ima- ginatively, as previous to Xmas, but actually in reality. Taking full advan- tage of our privilege we planned a grand " After taps, at eleven " parade. Yes, it came off ; the noise, the fun. the penalty tours and in fact everything ex- cept our pajamas. Xow this was the last thing we did through our own craniums. The rest of the thinking was done by those, anything but, digni- fied Third Classmen. They very forcibly borrowed our alarm clocks. To our sorrow we saw them no more, but to our amusement we heard them alarm successively, just after taps one night. That didn ' t seem to satisfy them so they went down on all our shoes. We. dare say no previous Rat Class can boast of ever receiving such dis- tinguished " Xmas Presents. " A few days after Xmas we had added to our roll a " Dough Boy " Lieutenant, one a member of our Expeditionary Forces to Siberia, another at one tiine in the British Army and still another with eight months service in our Navy to his credit. Xot only in football did our brothers star. For instance, just take a look at the good men we gave to the Basket Ball Squad: Bunting, Shannon and Campbell. At the time of this writing it is too early to give the account of Our Class on the cinder path, but you can count on us. As for Baseball you can do the same. When all is said and done (to us), we are hopping ' t won ' t be much, for everything we hear just now is about Finals, and that old custom which is prevalent at the time. We have cheered up, for we know the worst is yet to come. ' T was a few nights after Xmas Tide that we gathered in that room just It was there that we saw our dawn of ever being anything. We elected officers of a class that was to be. We feel proud of ourselves for having cho- sen two such fine men to lead us through school ; Harrison, W. R., Presi- dent, and Shannon, W. V.. Vice-President. Here ' s wishing them the greatest of success, backed up by our sincere faith ! Historian. Page One Hundred-lvienty rrrr,,,,, r , r rr r, r rr, ,,,,,, ,,,,,.,,,,,, ! • . , , 91 i_B II 1 1 II ID I BE BE Hi fl : Sfi Hail Pfl i One Hundred-iiuenty-one oenty-Pwo Colonel Thomas A. Jones Professor of Engineering, Head of the Department, Retired Lt. Col. B. B. Poague Associate Professor of Engineering and Drawing, Acting head of the Depart men ' Capt. E. H. Nichols Instructor Theory of Structures Capt. L. A. Harrison Instructor Highway Engineering FIRST CLASS Dillon. E., Jr. Gary. B. E. Keezell, N. H. Knapp, F. D. Marehant. B. W Mertz. 0. L. Moore, W. B. Qnigley Buffin, T. E. Sale, E. A. Williamson. B. B. Page One Hundred-t-wenty-thrt Page One Hundred-Tiuenty-jour THE BOMB-I9I9 ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Vi ' INSTRUCTORS Col. Francis Mallory Professor of Electrical Engineering, Head of the Department Lt. Col. R. B. Poague Instructor in Hydraulics and Drawing Capt. H. B. Gardner Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Instructor in Steam Engineering FIRST CLASS Barret, F. S. Rhudv, J. T. Bond, E. K Scott, F. R. Cheyne. W. E. Smith, D. V. Conway. E. R.. Jr. Van Wagenen, F. Drennen, C. W. Williamson, T. S. Jernigin, R. C. SECOND CLASS Young, II. 1). W. Arlington, " W. Kerlin Bundy Jackson, M. Davis Mallory DeShazo Milton Fairlamb Wallace, C. Hardv, F. Williams. E. Page One Hundred-tv:enty-fii Page One Hundred twenty-six THE BOMB-I9I9 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING INSTRUCTORS Col. Hunter Pendleton Professor of Chemistry, Head of Department Col. N. B. Tucker Professor of Mineralogy and Geology Capt. J. A. B. Dillard Instructor in Laboratory FIRST CLASS Butler, E. L. Carter, J. P. Jones, C. A. Hurt, H. A. Jloncure, J. A. SECOXD CLASS Parkhurst, R. B. 1 Rudolph, C. C. Thompson " , .1. M Winiherly, B. B. Adams, J. Cluing Hawkins, H. Jones, W. D. Cox Gaillard Roberts, T. Satterfield Page One Hundred twenty-seven THE BOMB-I9I9 Page One Hundred-iiventy-eight LIBERAL ARTS a$ m t- ' v ° ' INSTRUCTORS Col. H. C. Ford Professor of History, Head of D Col . R. T. Kerlin Professor of English Col. W. M. Hunley eparhnent Professor of Economics and Politics FIRST CLASS Addison, W. M. Montjov, L. Branch, A. Morton ' , T. F. Brown, P. Shaekleford, W. S Casey, B. W. Sullivan, J. J. Gill, E. H. Taylor, F. M. Higgins, J. D. Thomas, C. R. Jennings, W. L. Wilkinson, W. H. Jones, T. D. Wills. W. G. Lewis, Y. E. Withers, K R. Martin, F. K. SECOND CLASS Bacharach Hughes, C. Backus Jeffries, E. Barker Jordan, J. C Bletcher Josey Calvert Lavender Casey, W. Nurney Comegys McEachin Craighill Monroe, E. Derryberry Mimson Gallman Montgomery Groover Paxton, W. ' Hardv, G. Potts. M. Haskell Scott, R. Heisig . Turner l hagS Wang Hoge K T Winston Page Hundred-twenty-nine SUMMER SCHOOL MAKING IT UP NCE upon a time, there was a member of the strong sex whose Block was jammed with stupendous Hunks of Gray Matter. His profession was that of trying to push up the Brows of the younger Generation and fill them with pro-Solomon Propoganda. Although this guy did not have any Napoleonic Ambitions and did not blossom out in the latest trench coat Creation, he did have enough Dope to cause the Highers Up to pin a pair gold leaves on him. Wedding Bells or similar hard luck caused the figures in his First Na- tional pocket edition to need a heave. He needed Koosh. An idean exploded in the old Dome. Twas a beautiful Thought. Page One Hundred-thirty Making It Up the Paternal element g. It was a bona fide pretext to avoid being for- ced to crack their Noses to the old Grindstone and earn the world famous three Hots. The major ' s Madhouse was a success ! ! All the Buzzards who had trifled in the old days or naturally had vacancies upstairs were Roped in. , The new hangout for these pests was a Stone Age hole in the hills called Rockbridge Alum Springs. The Suckers soon found that the name implied the quality. They un- animously agreed it to be a Bitter Dose. The time had come for the Kickoff. The Mainspring was rearing to unwind. At the first Roundup the King found he had two score of Easv Marks and smiled on them with Gusto. He proceeded to hand out a line of Bull about " Why we are here and and how interesting and Educational it will be. " The Parade had started. The Beam brought with him quite a staff to help with the Brain Food injec- tion. They, too, were a mil- itary crew. The Handles signifying their respective grades had been left behind for this was their Lounge Lizardino- Sea- They were all 44 calibre and had aspirations of be- ing regular Fellows. " Race Horse " Gardner was the steady one. carries the steak home, cuts the Grass Evening Paper and shouts Hurrah when the Countrv. m They Went Page One Hundred-thiriy-otn THE BOMB-I9I9 " I Smell " Coulburn was a different type. This dashing young Dinger was a full fledged Band Leader in the Old Order of " HOOT HOOTS. " He had seen service with the After the Show Crowd and was an authority on Hoyle ' s Regulation. Most of his time out of office hours was spent with four at the table. And there was one more of the Deep Stuffers. Even though he was a Professional iT A L-A- he kept it on his own Chest. ' " Hard boy " Barton never worried the uninitiated. This was one of the Minute men who keeps the Kodak packed and is ever ready for a shot, Regardless. The most Romantic of the Prof ' s Right Handers was ' Child ' McCauley. In the full Pack he was a Deuce. The Moo erupted by this one was more Harassing to the Common Herd than the Clarion notes of the Tin Chan- ticleer at 6:15 in coldest January. The Personnel of the more Plebian Element included all types of the Wisdom Species. Worry was to these Mohunks what Fourth Dimension is to the Hippo- potamus. -. ,,-■ J! 4.U Theirs was to be six weeks of Life spent in sweet Oblivion from the Cruel World. , , There was only one thing these Flip-flops were known to do regularly. It was a Dead Cinch that eighty Gunboats would be parked under the Board three times within every twenty four hours. Whatever showed up on the Table was sure to make a Move. Whether it was Pigs Feet, Spring Onions, or Caviar, all of it was pushed as clean as a Whistle. A regular diversion of the other inmates was to watch the rierd cater to their renowned Vacancies. But like all Youth this Rabble had a bunch of excess Steam that had to be expanded in some way. Some of our Heroes were of the Ultra Ultra Five Hundred. These Social Highbrows would Flivver about in a Four Lunger while the unpretentious Element meandered. The former enjoyed frilly frolying about with the Seminary Flappers, of hanging around the Lobby with their Pomps all bandolined. Tedo Casev, Todo Sullivan, Daddy Craighill, and Monk Montgomery ler Tararas. Page One Hundred-thirly-tKo All the while thoug he was dreaming about the ittle snuggery with Chintz Curtains and pretty Dew Dads. He was pining. Pin- ing. 1 ' IX IXC. Brigum Young, another of the White Flannelers, to be distinctively individual, manufactured a hobby of fishing for Sea Food in the Mountain Stream. mt who stepped out with the Robin Shackelford were two more of those in the front row of the Highflyers. They were brothers in waiting. There was still another member of the would-Be ' s who spoofed about at intervals. By Accident or Institution he was able to Saber the Lingo. He tried to console her with Espanola but there were never an} - visibles signs of making a hit hard enough to ring the Bell. Eventually Father Time poked on and on throughout these fort}- days. Some were disgusted and some re- fused to be perturbed. The end had come. Every body would rush into civili- zation in a few days. The Major and his gang saw vi- sions. They were visions of some one go- ing nutty if the Curtain did not ring very shortly. Before departing the Camera man was hailed and the Royal conclave was to have the usual Flash Light snapped. The Blurred result was caused by ever} one wanting a prominent por- Click sounded. Page One Hundred-thirty-three Page One Hundred-thirty-jour ARY Page One Hiuidred-thirty-six I -yAwM OFFICERS FROM " FIR6TPLOS " TO - D066Y " Col. K. S. Purdie Commandant of Cadets, Professor of Military Science and Tactics Major, Coast Artillery, United Stall ' s Army Capt. Eenley P. Boykiii Assistant Commandant, Instructor in Military Topography, Supervising Co. " C Capt. E. H. Nichols Supervising Co. " D " Capt. J. W. McCauley Instructor in Signalling, Supervising Co. " F " Capt. J. M. Mettenheimer Supervising Co. " A " Capt, E. R. Lafferty Instructor in Calisthenics. Supervising Co. " B " Capt. L. A. Harrison Instructor in Artillery, Supervising Co. " E " Capt. C. C. Cantrell Instructor in First Aid and Military Hygiene Capt, J. A. B. Dillanl Instructor in Minor Tactics. Supervising Co. " D " vice Capt. Nichols ( ' apt. K. Eoiuit, M. C. C. E. P. Instructor in Trench Warfare and the Bayonet Page One Hundred-thirty-seven age One Hundred-ihirty-eight Major J. W. McChmg Treasurer Major E. A. Sale Military Storekeeper and Quartermaster Major o. II. McChmg Surgeon Capt. L. E. Steele Assistant Military Storekeeper Capt. C. C. Cantrell Adjutant OTHEE OFFICERS Lt. Col. Joseph E. Anderson Historiographer Miss Xellie Tracy Gibbs Librarian Page One Hundred thirty-nine Page One Hundred-forty COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. rrwj« ' ' 9 K. Martin Captain B. Williamson, Jr Captain G. Wills Captain P. Carter Captain J. Sullivan Captain R. Thomas ( ' aptain A. Moncure, Jr • ' iV. ' -V Lieutenant ami . M. Addison FtV.y Lieutenant R. Scott FiVx Lieutenant W. i Irennen First Lieutenant M. Taylor FtYxf Lieutenant D. Higgins First Lieutenant A. Sale First Lieutenant B. Moore Second Lieutenant R. Gary C. Jernigin . . F. Morton. .. L. Mertz M. Thompson. Jecond Lieutenant tecond Lieutenant lecond Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant A " Page One Hundred-forty-ont Page One Hundred-forty-two W IE I i I A. U THE STAFF J. A. Moneure Battalion Adjutant H. M. Turner Battalion Sergeant Major Page One Hundred-forty-thr Page One Hundred-forty-four - ws Company " A " F. K. Martin ' ■ • ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■■■Captain W. M. Addison F " ' s utemnt R. C. Jernigin IC0 ™? Lu-iilnmnt W. M. Casey FwJ ar SEEGEANTS Fairlamb Haskell Slack Paxton, 0. Bacharach COEPOEALS Pate Debardeleben Kennedy Pendleton, N " . Cormally Ayres Everett Davidson PEI YATES Adams, E. F. Draper McCauley, E. Amiss Estill McCurdy Arens Fuller Mellon Armstrong Gaines Masury Bain Gilbert Morrison Barr Graham Norman Barrett, S. Harrison, W. Payne, F Bebell Honaker Peebles, M. Bonney Huff Quigley Brown, D. Hughes, C. Barney Brown. P. Hurt Ramey Buchanan Jackson, S. Rimmer Burdeau Johnson. W. Smith, K. Cam-podonico Jo nes, H. Smith. T. Coffee ( iiiilirrlv Stroud Conway Kimborough Syme DeShazo Mi Laine, L. Teasley Dickerson 4KjE U» " is - jjk. Wakl ° Douglas Mm _ W 1 Wescott Yi Hundred-forty-fi-vt Page One Hundred-joriy-six Company " B " R. B. Williamson, Jr Captain E. A. Sale. Jr First Lieutenant W. B. Moore Second Lieutenant P. W. Berry, Jr First Sergeant SERGEANTS Parker, W. Comegys Hoge, C. E. McEaehin Potts, M. CORPORALS MeCuistion Robinson, J. K. E. Greathead Clark, N. Ingram McDavid, E Dickson, R. Berry, M. K. PRIVATES Anderson Harmaii Parker, M. Balfour Harwood Parrott, B. Barker, C. Huger Peed Barrow Johnston, E. Powell, G. Black well Jones, C. Price, W. Bartenstein Jones, C. A. Rahilly Blake Kennon Rhudy. R. Bowles. J. C. Kerlin Reynolds Bond, R. LaRuc, H. Smith, B. Brewer Little Smith, D. V. Brockenboroivgh Lyons Smith, R. M. Braswell Manning Sliger Gates Mann. J. Spindle Cutchins, S. Mag i. L. Stokes. W. Cooke pFTm Taylor. 1, ' . Emmerson H Lerson Yaughan Koiitaiina Millar. YV. Waters Gayle fl KL M.nyne. ]j . Weaver Cil ' iM.n.M flV J aJ Williams. E. Green, jflW r M I tUiII ' t, Muj.ro H " Wil ;_v,- On Hundred-forty-sevi Page One Hundred-forty-eig it 1 , Hi ■ I Company " C " W. G. Wills Captain F. II. Taylor First Lieutenant J. M. Thompson Second Lieutenant Derryberry First Sergeant SERGEANTS Jackson, M. Whitfield Craighill Roberts, W. Hardy, G. . CORPORALS Jordan, H. McCord Overbey Fain Mann, H. Maxwell Boatwright Murrill PRIVATES Ames Garrow Philp Ashley Green, J. Puller Barry Gray Rhudy Bowman, C. Groce, J. Ripley Bryan, C. Eairston, J. Roberts, M. Bryson Harrison, C. Robertson, D. Bu ' ch Hopkins, C. Robertson, J. Butler, E. Hunter Rosan Cheyne Jones, T. Ruffin, C. Cobb King, C. Rutledge Cox, E. Kirwan Scales Crochett, J. Lee, R. Southgate Crenshaw Mallorv Stubbs Dillon Marshall, S. Svdnor Echols, R. Marshall, W. Thompson, R. Edmunds, t TeCadden Tiche Edwards, C.J H Moin.joy Tillman Evans M Moore, L. Tenable, R. fl HL ilwi.-niyA Whitted Fulton B B trkjjj Weisel Page One Hundred-forty-nine Page One Hundred-fifty Page One Hundred-fifty-one Page One Hundr ed-fifty-tnuo ( ' apt ain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant . . ' First S SERGEANTS Milton Marshall. R. Wallace Jones, D. Herring CORPORALS McMillan Strother Hagan Adkins Enibrev Cosbv Phillips, J. Knapp, J. PRIVATES Archer Fowler Perkinson Arrington Glazier Porterfiekl Austin Hairston. R. Pugh. M. Blankenship Holladay Rice. H. Booze, J. Home Richardson Bosworth Hnbard Roberts. L. Bromley Johnson, D. Kuftiii. T. Brown, H. Jones. V. Russell Carter, A. Kane Scott, R. Casey, J. King, W. Shackelford. A. Christian Lauek Shackelford. YV. ( ' hung Loekey Shannon ( ' olonna Lynch Smith. D. Crist McDavid, C. Smith. W. Curdts Mcrae Stuart Davis. T. C. Marchant Thompson, C. Bearing Meai ' s Tinseley Duff ' k. rfTTli. R. Yenable. W. Duke, C. L,-,-li. Wang jH Millner Wilson. B. Edmund. R. 0| Pattern. W. Winfree Ellis H i n 1 1 jflK Withers Page One Hundred-fifty-thrt Page One Hundred-fifty-fou Company " E J. J. Sullivan W. Drennen . . T. P. Morton . J. Jordan Hardy. W. Parrott, J. Sedwick Caswell Cummings Arrington, W. Atkinson Badgett Ballou Bowden Bowman Branch Briggs, R. Bundy Casey, B. Carson, M. Carter, R. Campbell, A. Craig, E. Clarke, E. Core Crump Davis, W. Brewery SERGEANTS Bletcher, J. Allen, L. CORPORALS Se mans Kellam Pendleton, H. PRIVATES Knapp, F. Lavender Linthicum Marburv Martin. ' P. Massingham, P. Massingham, 13. McCullough Mead Drennen, A. Foster Galleher Gill Harper, J. 1 1 art lev Hobson n-evs Johnsori, J. Kinnear Pattersqs Captain .First Lieutenant econd Lieutenant First Sergeant Williams, W. Estes Bond, A. Xourse Porter Purehell Rathbixm Riddle Robertson Ruddolph Scott. W. Skillman Spratt Turlev Tyler ' Washington Wenger White, E. White. A. Wilson. H. Wilson. S. Young;, H. W. Page One Hundred- fifty-fat THE BOMB-I9I9 Page One Hundred-fifty-six Company " F " C. R. Thomas ( ' attain .). I ). Higgins First Lieutenant 0. L. Mertz Second Lieutenant P. Groover First Sergeant SERGEANTS Benners Josey Hawkins Winston Satterfield COBPORALS Clarkson Lee, H. Monroe. W. Welton Gleaves Wilson, W. McKellar Orme PRIVATES Adams, J. Glover O ' Brien Agnor Gordon Parkhurst Alvis Grant Paxton, P. Backus Hamilton Pennvbacker. M. Battle Hardy, F. Powell. IT. Berber Harris, G. Rawlins Bell Heisig Ribble Hunt 1 1 Hobson, J. Ridgely Bowles. G. Hopkins, A. Sebring Briggs, C. Hopkins, L. Settle Bullington Jefferies. E. Shields Bunting Jennings Shipley Carroll Keezel Southall Cuteliiiis. J. L acv . Strawhand Dabney J " ' - ! ' •• Syer. C. Ferguson Taml Van Wagenen Fletcher JB Larew Von Schilling Fran-is HE M ' (1ini Wallis. W. Gaillanl | Hr lLx ' " , „ J. B Watson man linar [ Munsol Y On,- Hundred-fifty-sevt Page One Hundred-fifty-eight Page One Hundred-fifty-nine Capt. Lount was born in Barrie, Ontario, in 1891, and was reared and educated in that section of Canada. Immediately upon the outbreak of the European War in 1914, he enlisted and sailed for France in the Fourth Battalion of the First Contingent. He qualified for a commission in six weeks and his rise to the rank of Captain was rapid. He saw service at Vimy, the .Second Battle of Ypres, Passchendale, and others. Capt. Lount was decorated for bravery twice, re- ceiving the Military Cross at Vimy and the Bar at Passchendale. At Vimy he and his runner killed three Germans and captured forty-two, the first Huns to be taken by the Canadians. He was severely wounded by shrapnel and machine gun bullets at Passchendale and was sent to the United States as instructor. The British Govern- ment next assigned him to V. M. I. in the spring of 1918 and he instructed in bayonet fighting, bombing, and trench warfare. LT. ALONZO L. JONES, U. S. A. Personnel Adjutant Lt. Jones was born in Charlottesville, Va., on November o, 1897, where he spent his early life. He entered V. P. I. in the fall of 1914 and graduated in June, 1918. He went to Plattsburg on July 13 of that year and was commissioned on September 16. Upon the institution of the S. A. T. C. in October, he was assigned to V. M. I. as Personnel Adjutant, and the smooth manner in which the inductions were made is clue entirely to his ability and efforts. " Lonzy " is a friend of everybody and could always untangle any confusion that a man got into over the pa- per work. He has done more to cause V. M. I. to admire the quality of the rival school ' s graduates than anything else and no greater praise could be given any man. Page One Hundred-sixty nwiftB5 YEN before the establishment of the .Students Army Training Corps at the Institute there came floating to us rumors that there would be a Marine luit established here in connection with the S. A. T. ( ' . Shortly alter the arrival of the Superintendent with his commission in the U. S. Engineers, Captain B. Goodman, ' 17, arrived with orders for the establish- ment of the unit and the hopes of all came to a full realization. A Naval surgeon soon arrived and the physical examinations began. Some hundred and twenty-five were examined and several passed the tests that only one in ten, it is said, can pass and the Marine section became a thing of the present and not a thing to be hoped for. Seventy-nine Keydets gladly gave up their chances for appointments to Officers Training Camps and east their lots with the Marines. The training received was practically the same as that given at Paris Island and Quantico for Capt. Goodman was just hack from a twelve months ' stay in France as an officer in the line and later as an officer on the staff of the commanding Marine General in France and knew the latest in modern war conditions. After his return to the United States and prior to his coming to the Institute, he was bayonet instructor at the Officers Training Camp at Quantico. The signing of the armistice found some fifteen or twenty aviators almost ready to leave for Boston Tech and the remainder working hard to go to the Island in December. It was thought at the time that the unit would rema in intact until June, hut orders soon came to muster out the section and on December 10 the Marine Section at V. M. 1. became a thing of the past. Although we were not at such places as Chateau-Thierry or Belleau Wood we were nevertheless a part of the force that has made itself famous for its fighting qualities and we had the old Marine Corps spirit. The guard that the Marines put on at the Institute was the same as that put on all over the world, the same that was used in transporting the American troops to France, and when anyone wanted to visit in barracks he had to make Page One Hundred-sixty-one THE BOMB-I9I9 be three more demerits to his credit on the adjutant ' s book at headquarters. The signing of the armtistice came as a deep disappointment to all of us who had worn the green for as much as we love the grey, the call of the green was greater and to share in the glory of the Marines, even as a buck private, was our ambition. The dreams of chevrons on our arms or possibly bars on our shoulders were all shat- tered and once again we turned our faces to the old grey of the keydet. Back to the grey and to our JALY JUTIES we went, but to those in the grand old Marine Corps we say, " The best luck in the world to you, we wish we could have been with you over there. " — By one of them. Paje One Hundred-sixty rt uio The Student Army Training Corps 1HB S. A. T. C. organized under an ad of Congress and under the executive administration of the Committee on Education and Special Training, replaced the old I!. 0. T. C. unit established at the Institute. This organization was primarily a war measure and was sanctioned by the college presidents of this country. Under this new system the colleges of the country were turned into (raining camps. Officers detailed from the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps di- rected the instruction and training of the recruits. The idea was to send promising material to the Officers Training Schools, less promising men to Non-com. Schools, and mediocre students to training camps as their turns came. Men of ability who were unable to stand the expense of college education were allowed the privilege of an equal footing, upon registration, with more fortunate ones. This system was immensely move democratic than that of drawing all the technical specialists of the army from men able to buy a college education. Moreover it made available an endless store of good material otherwise lost. In this manner colleges were converted into assortment stations. All this upset existing conditions at the majority of colleges. Only war courses were to be taught. To some extent these measures were scarcely a new departure at the Institute. Its perfected organization and its system of work, similar to that of our national schools, caused the government to make an exception in its case. What happened was that its officers were commissioned in the United States Army and the conduction of the school left in their hands. Page One Hundred-sixty-thret THE BOMB-I9I9 Until the signing of the Armistice, prescribed academic courses were taught. Marine officers were assigned to a company organized from members of the corps. A personnel adjutant assumed the task of placing " the right man in the right place. " Then the war came to its unexpected end and, over night, work flowed back into normal channels. The S. A. T. ( ' . unit being dissolved, the former E. 0. T. C. again resumed precedence, now under the Committee on Education and Special Training. Although the flurry caused by its appearance at the Institute is now somewhat memory-dim, the cadets will never forget their experience under the " Safe At The College " readme. Necessity is the Mother of Invention Little Acts mkeThu Reueve Page One Hundred-sixty-four once il seemed thai Fate would withhold even tins brief period of delight Prom us; for the Flu ' s spectral form stalked abroad in the Magic City, niul mosi assuredly " My Cadets " must not be exposed to its insidious at- tack. However, " Fortune ne ' er helps the man whose courage Tails. " and probably it was because we continued to hope so hard and persistently thai at length a way was found to attend our annual football classic with V. I ' . 1. in spite of all difficulties. Entraining a t Lexington about tune o ' clock, our special arrived in Roanoke at twelve, noon. We were immediately marched to the grounds of the Roanoke Hotel and dismissed, although not without first being ordered to stay in the im- mediate vicinity of the aforesaid hostelry. Undoubtedly the Roanoke Hotel is un- excelled and its grounds are a delight, but the prospects of foregoing Virginia Col- lege, dates with the calic, the theatres and many other contemplated pleasures caused us to view our surrounding ' s with gloomy eye. However, the fair denizens of the city could come to us if we couldn ' t come to them, and as they did so in large numbers we probably got our enjoyment from this source in a most con- centrated form than would have been otherwise possible. The V. II. ( ' . A. canteen discovered nearby also brightened our outlook, and the cakes and cookies dealt out by the comely attendants helped to make endurable the awful gap from an oarlv breakfast to a late dinner. When the dinner did develop, though, the hungry crowd showed their opinion of the meal by their concerted attack on the turkey and cleared the tables with surprising rapidity. Shortly afterward the V. P. 1. corps of the S. A. T. ( ' . arrived, ami together, with V. M. I. leading, the two battalions were reviewed by Governor Davis. Fol- lowing the review, the march to the scene of battle began. On arriving at the field. the usual exhibition movements before the grandstand were omitted, as we were a little late because of the review and the game was already in progress. The two student bodies filed into their seats in the grandstand, and as the teams struggled back and forth on the field, vied with one another in cheering their rep- resentatives on. An account of the game would be out of place here, hut it is sufficient to that it was hard fought from beginning to end and interest never once slackened. Page One Hundre ' d-sixty-fii THE BOMB-I9I9 First victory leaned one way and then the other, and the outcome was uncertain until the final whistle. Although Our team played super-football, the muddy field and our opponent ' s superior weight finally told and the victory went to Y. P. I., though by the smallest possible margin. After the game was over we entrained for Lexington without delay, and by our early start back, were in barracks by nine-thirty. The climax of tbe day came when the Lexington Special consented to climb the Nile Hill without a murmer, and though the day had held its disappointments, everyone felt as he " hit the hay ' ' that night that we had enjoyed a complete and delightful Thanksgiving. Page One Hundred-sixty-six Y.M.I. IN THE WORLD WAR HE past is but prelude " : Shakespeare gives this doctrine as a maxim of optimism : " The past is but prelude. " Three wars before the World War had our country waged since the birth of V. M. I. In those wars — the Mexican, the Civil and the Spanish-American — the Institute did what was expected of her and added fame to fame. Those wars now, however, appear like pre- liminary skirmishes when compared to the World War, and the Institute ' s prelude to the heroic part she gave herself to clo with Western Run ipe for a stage. " True to tradition " — that must be the final word. And there is none other that those who know her and love her can wish to have added. In the fall of 1914, long before main- people believed that this country would enter the conflict, sons of V. M. I., restless under the injuction of neu- trality and burning with zeal to help avenge a mighty wrong, sought service under foreign flags. The} ' fought nobly and won renown. Some of them have since joined their own colors, a few remain in the service of Great Bri- tain and France, and others sleep " in Flanders fields. " As the clouds grew blacker and it was seen that we should begin to mobi- lize along every line, the Governor of Virginia, wishing to put the State in a condition of preparedness and to lay the foundation for whatever of effort might be required, organized a Counil of Defense, with headquarters at Rich- mond. It was composed of fourteen of the State ' s leading citizens, men of finance, business, agriculture and the professions. The Governor picked the Superintendent of the institute to be chairman of the Council and a member of our faculty as executive secretary. The work of this body has been highly commended as helping to make it possible for Virginia to play so effectively the part she did in the war. The next step marking V. M. I. ' s war contributions consisted in an ar- authorities of Washington and Lee Uni- Page One liundred-sixty-seven J THE BOMB-I9I9 versitv, whereby forty members of the corps spent four afternoon a week dur- ing the spring of 1917 drilling the student body of the University. In the same summer, and last summer as well, a " rookie " training camp was conducted at the Institute, officered by members of our tactical staff. The attendance at these camps was large and representative. The records show that with hardly an exception graduates of the camps won commissions soon after entering the service. Perhaps the most striking recognition of V. M. I. from the War Depart- ment came in the fall of 1918 with the organization of units of the Student Army Training Corps. The Institute was the only college in the country, military or non-military, a sufficient number of whose officers were commis- sioned in the regular army. They were assigned to duty at the Institute with- out interruption of their routine work. This unusual designation was amply justified by the admirable way in which the S. A. T. C. units here were con- ducted. Large groups of men were called away to officers ' camps at fre- quent intervals and demand for admission to take their places increased from week to week up to the time of demobilization of the units. Very soon after this took place the War Department announced that cavalry, artillery, infantry and engineering units of the Reserve Officers ' Train- ing Corps would be established at V. M. I. And now of the men who fought in France, of those who did their best to go, of those who worked with devotion in camps here and abroad-what shall we sav of them? One is in fact embarras- sed by wealth of material in attempting to write a short piece about V. M. I. and the War. Where to begin and what to say that needs be said ! Our records are not complete, and as these lines are being written (late in February) news comes of heretofore unrecorded casualties and Page One Hundrcd-s ' ixty-eighi Fav and seph R. Anderson, Class of 1870, as showing the sort of material he is collecting for the V. M. I. War History Colonel Anderson wrote: " 1 feel sure we have had more than 2000 alum- ni, graduates and non-graduates, in the service. A great many of our boys have been decorated by France, England and our own country for daunt- s courage and the most conspicuous gallantry. I could tell of the heroic conduct of Lieutenant Amor}-, of Delaware, ' the bravest and most beloved man in his battalion, ' as his commanding officer wrote. While still incapacitated foi active dutv on on account of previous wounds, and when he was believed to be in hospital, Amory led his company far in advance of the battalion in the assault and capture of a stronghold. He died in the action. I could tell of Captain Glazebrook. who, when suffer- ing from serious wounds, jumped out of the window of the hospital when the nurse was absent and joined in the battle then in progress, for which ' military crime ' he was severely reprimanded — and then promoted! I could tell of the hero, J. re Balwin, of Texas, calmly writing his last letter to his ' saintly mother reverend father ' the night before he was killed in action, a letter which stand as a classic, breathing as it does the most sublime courage, pa- tism, filial affection and religious faith. " Thus we could even now set forth a recital of death of our men that would make one of the brightest pages in the history of America ' s heroic part in the war. But as has been said, this is not the place and this is not the time for that, especially in view of the fact that just now any recital of the sort would be quite incomplete. The real story will lie eloquentlv told at the proper time and in a manner worthy of the theme. To indicate the nature of that story is our purpose here. to quote trom a recent address deliver Hemphill, of South Caroline, one of the South ' s most distinguished journal- ists and publicists. Major Hemphill emphasized the duty of us who face the new world and the Greater V. M. I. in the spirit of the poet who said, " It ' s the torch the people follow, whoever the bearer be. " In this connection he said : " There was never a time in the history of the world when the opportun- ity of service was so great, when the call for educated, thoroughly-trained men was so insistent and imperative-men of ideas, forward-looking men — for the world has to be built over and you must be among the builders. Think of what your predecessors, who should be emulated by you in your day and generation, accomplished for their country in war and peace, and under far less propitious circumstances than confront you. Their work should cheer you on to high endeavor and noble achievement. Almost without exception these elder brothers of yours have proved themselves worthy of the best traditions of this school of the soldier; soldiers holding themselves, according to the American ideal, always subject to the civil powers, but ready upon ever} ' patriotic call, with bodies and souls both responsive to the call of duty, to say to the State in the words of the ancient prophet as set clown in his divine vision, ' Here am I ; send me. ' " In every Avar in which this country has been engaged since the founding of this institution, the men of the V. M. I. have added lustre to American arms. Valiant in war, they have been effective in the pursuits of peace. The full story of your glory in war and peace has not been fully told and will not be until your accomplished historian, Joseph R. Anderson, has finished his monumental work ; but incomplete as it is, his would be a sorry soul indeed that did not thrill at the thought of the deathless deeds of those who were taught here that all that a man hath will he arive for his country. " Page One Hundred-seventy THE BOMB-I9I9 THE BATTLE Or FORTMOmOE 1 1 1 LE the S. A. T. C. was still in swaddling clothes, the General start- ed a rumor that detachments were to be sent to Camps Lee, Taylor, and Fort Monroe for duty at the Officers Training Schools at those posts. On October the eleventh the rumors began to materialize and five first classmen were ordered to Fort Monroe. While regretting to leave our classmates Safe At The College, we hurled our garters over in the corner and departed via the C combi- nation express to help Pershing win the war. We found Lynchburg very warlike in appearance, the populace wearing gasmasks, not fearing an at- tack from the Huns, but as protection against the more dangerous Flu. Finally we reached our destination on the shores of the Chesapeake and were ushered about four miles up the beach to the Reservoir companv, con- voyed by a ' ' Bevo " — lieutenant, like a bunch of rats in charge of a corporal. We determined that the less we saw of the Reservoir the better for our morale, so the next day we took and successfully passed the entrance exam- ination to the school. Page One Hundred-seventy-oiit to our permanent barracks on the Fill. To the un-initiatec that the Fill is a part of the bottom of the Atlantic ocean that has been push- ed up above the water by a very enterprising dredge. In consequence the sand particles have not much affinity for each other. Here began our dreary existance. Class work kept us occupied about ten hours a day, infantry drill another hour, and after attending about ' steen other formations we were allowed to have the rest of the day to ourselves. Rations consisted of sand, lima beans, sand, baked beans, and more sand. The first detachment was joined later by several increments in other companies, which reminded us that time was passing by. Then came that day which some of us did not hail so gladly as our mothers did, the armistice was signed, and the war was unofficially over. Opportunity was given the candidates to resign and V. M. I. ' s representation in the Coast Artillery dwindled rapidly. The first ones to leave hastened back to the Institute to keep the home fires burning. The minority, unable to resist the attractions of puttees and the bright gold bars, swore to stick by the ship, and buckled down for another whack at Materiel, Orientation, Administration, and the daddv of them all. Field Gunnery. tr-JK I i Page One Hundred-seventy-ti :o wise adhered to their resolutions and, demonstrating the true V. M. I. Spirit, added dignity to the best corps in the world and a pair of bars and officers braid to their blouse. In regard to the Coast, it is jrtainly the branch of the army if you like to write symphonies in loga- rithms and play rhapsodies on a slide rule. In France they have handled jrdnance above six inches in caliber, varying to taste from the safetv security of the trench mortars to the danger and excitement of a long range gun firmly emplaced back with the Q. M. In peace time the station may be Fort Monroe and the Chamberlain for the drawing room dragon, to ( )ahu and the tropics if you have the fever. Y. M. I .is well represented in this elect branch of the service and there is always and opening for a V. M. 1. man. And as for promotion, as soon as your insignia begins to get rusty up you go and you have to buy some new- ones. Page One Hundred-seventy-thre, " Squads right, squads left, and left front into line, And then the blooming sergeant, he gave us double time. " ND so it was from the gray hours of dawn until the sun hovered near its meridian, from noon until night ' s shadows brought a welcome respite. Twenty-five first classmen represented the Institute at the Cen- tral Officers Training Camp at Camp Lee. We were sent there un- der the auspices of the S. A. T. C, and sad were our hearts as we bade what we thought was our last adieu to the gray walls of Barracks on October the eleventh. Randolph-Macon was our first obstacle to overcome but this mission was accomplished successfully and the next morning we found ourselves in the Cockade City. We reported to Camp headquarters and, fortunately, were all assigned to the same company. For the next few days a variation in the face move- ments and the school of the soldier was furnished by a new exercise in the manual of the pick and shovel. We thought that we were being trained for stevedores or engineer troops instead of infantry officers. Finally we whacked the brush off of about thirty training began. And here our V, M. I. schooling, began to assert itself. After knockin all the screws out of a new Enfield in coming to port arms, Oscar Mertz was made a permanent platoon chief. Wills likewise headed another platoon while Joe Sullivan became the hard top sergeant of the outfit. We were introduced to all the new wrinkles that have been made in the game of war. The new infantry formation of a company similar to a batta- lion was one of our first and most novel initiations. New and more blood- thirsty means of inserting and withdrawing a bayonet from a Hun had been invented since last we fondled cold steel. Hebrid and various other physica exercises had also been efficacious in keeping the candidates time from hanging on his hands. Gloomy Gill was run in by a " Gold brick ' ' for the foul murder of a mule but at last succeeded in establishing an alibi. Wimberly: At bayonet instruction, " When I clap my hands, I want to see every body jump. " Page 0?ie Hundred-seTcjity-four Lieutenant: " Put on a blouse and follow me: — Whose hay is this in gross disorder. " Cheyne : " Mine, sir. " Lieutenant: " Whose non-regulation trunk is that. " Isaac : ' Mine, sir. " " Well write up those delinquencies and bring them in to the office imme- diately " " Yaaaaah. sir. " " Montjoy Lynn, Montjoy Lynn, " Montjoy Lynn. " Montjoy: " Here, sir. " " Speak up Lynn, dont lie backward, dont be forward, but speak up. " Little incidents like these helped to relieve the monotony of camp life ind remain as purple passages in our memory. But greater than these were the many enjoyable courtesies rendered by the kind people of Petersburg, Mrs. Gill. Mrs. Jones, and Mrs. Seward in particular. The hop at the home on Walnut Hill, (do I hear somebody say " Up at my house " ) had all the pep and characteristics of a true " Keydet " hop. And those meal tickets, I ask_you, is there any thing more pleasant to remember. Page One Hundred-seventy-fivi I end to all our dreams of decorating our uniform with Croix de Guerre and having a trunkful of Hun helmets to put on the mantelpiece back home. Such was fortune and each of us tried to make the best of it. Some of us hurried back to help our Alma Mater thru the throes of Reconstruction. Others swore never to answer another reveille, while a few were attracted by the bars and paper putts of a reserve commission. These latter stuck on and maxed it up in true ' ' keydet " style and received their rewards on January 15th. One and all we swear that the infantry won this war and if another one comes along just watch us don a blue hat cord and get up there the smoke is thickest : where thev fight like men. " Discharged! " Me and My Two Thin Blankets I ' m there with my army blankets. As thin as a slice of ham : A German spy I think is the guy Who made ' em for Uncle Sam. How do I sleep? don ' t kid me: My bed tick is filled with straw : And lumps and humps and big fat bumps That punch me until I ' m raw. Me and my two thin blankets, As thin as the last thin dime. As thin, I guess, as a chorus girl ' s dress ; Well, I have one hell of a time. I pull ' em up from the bottom ( My nighties are B. V. D. ' s ) : A couple of yanks to cover my shanks. And then my tootsies freeze. You could use ' em for porous plasters. Or maybe to strain the soup. My pillow ' s my shoes when I try to snooze. And I ' ve chilblains and cough and croup. Me and my two thin blankets, Bundled up under my chin. Yes, a German spy I think was the guy, it he made them thin. Page One Hundred-seventy-six FTER waiting many weary and lowminded days, with hopes and dreams of the shining blue service star in the home window and visions of " Croix De Guerres, " but slowly realizing that the only stars they would get would be those on the labels of " Haig and Haig " (if any were so fortunate), the cadets restlessly awaited the call to the colors. But suddenly, like an unexpected rain before parade, came the order from Headquarters calling forty lucky ones to leave in twenty-four hours for Camp Taylor, Kentucky, to train for Artillery officers. Those hours were spent as one — begging, borrowing, and selling equip- ment, making ready for the Boots and Spurs. It was hard for us to leave but we realized that Uncle Sam ' s call was greater than education, so away we went. The trip to Kentucky was very interesting, especially in the attractive ways we were received in Clifton Forge on Hallowe ' en night. " Pud " Ar- rington, the Lexington Beau Brummel, made quite an inpression on the crowd when he was received with opened arms by his fair affinity on the platform. From then on he maintained the position of leader and toastmaster in all social affairs. We pulled into Louisville about noon on the first of November with the determination to make good despite our shaky knees. Many were innoculated with a new look- ed up clothing stores to get a " deck " on officer ' s equipment. We were then transferred to the Camp in Packards (which happened to be trucks. Page One Hundred- enty-s who had spent their summers in white suits on the Danville race track, were perfectly at home, but others found it quite a harrowing duty. Infantry drill was rehearsed for one week, with a flavoring of mathematics twice a day, and most of us were sent ' ' over the valley " to the forty-seventh Train- " a ss£s " ing Battery which was to be our permanent home. The Training Area was one continual class after an- other, — horses, material, and fire discipline being the principal features. Our old muleteer, Groover, proved especially capable in equitation, having pushed a plow since his boyhood. The wooden horses were quite humorous at first but proved a detriment about meal time as there were no mantle pieces in our mess hall. Louisville, the wonder city, will always stay with the keydets as long as they can remember and will no doubt be the Mecca of many hopes in the future. We went right for the social functions and toward the last manv Page One Hundred-seventy-eight Qio Try lor. " Our haven of rest was the Seelbach Hotel to which we hastened every Saturday night and held open house. " ( ld Taylor " flowed like water but no candidates were eligible for a footrest on the bar and it is doubted if any desired the privilege. The Hawaiian Hardens, the shrine of the terpsichorean artists was always the attraction in the afternoons while the theatres, Rathskellers, and Country Clubs never found us absent after taps. We were royally entertained by the alumni, much to the amazement of our less fortunate com- rades who considered officers demi-gods. We take this opportunity to thank Munce. Lewis. Marshall, Chittum, Black, Eva, and a host of others for their keen treatment of the bunch. Our " Vacation " lasted one month. After news of the armistice came, our only thoughts were V. M. I., discharges, and a camouflaged Xmas fur- lough, and all were ready to depart after having fought the war over about six times with a blacking brush and a lead pencil. Our discharges came on the third of December just in time for Xmas and with light hearts and heavy suit cases we departed for home, bidding good bye to the good old " blue grass, " our hardships, and pleasures. e " We were sorry never to have seen active service but glad after so long a time to enjoy once more the keydet life at the Old School. Page One Hundred-seventy-ntnt THE BOMB-I9I9 IYi thS last Lsnt. miLf pun»e CAMP Headquarters, C (Oatees). C (Rossbelts). On the Nile, May 25 . 1918. 1. Hostile Infantry, strength unknown, is reported to be moving on Platts- burg. It is expected that they will encamp there for an unknown period. 2. All men who have been drawing liquid coffee money, commutation for subsistence, the gravy allowance from our beneticient uncle, will form a re- connoitering patrol and will obtain as much information of the enemy and his movements as possible. 3. The advance guard of the patrol will leave Buena Yista by way of the Virginia Creeper, will proceed to Xew York and establish headquarters at the Plaza, Martinique, or McAlpine Hotels. The} ' will remain here in ob- servation until re-enforced by the main body. Every precaution will be taken that an ample supply of provisions, food and drink, will lie laid in by this advance guard. 4. Line of march will be taken so that the main body will arrive in the vicinity of Plattsburg not later than June 3rd. By order of GENERAL PICKLES, per Venus, hi? adjuntant. IP Page One Hundred -eighty inclination. part of the alpha honored were " H ' ther unaci ami " F n the third of June the convoy disembarked on the shores of Lake Champlain. The} " were elated, sur- prised, and gratified to find that the majority of the delegation had been assigned to one company. " G " Company, G stands for Great, Grand, Glorious, — Gross. " A few found themselves in other organizations being afflicted with names that did not start in the right mutable reasons. The companies so " G " company, as it has been said was almost entirely a V. M. I. company. All but three men in the outfit were Institute men. In thus having to com- pete among themselves, these men were at a disadvantage. " H " Company on the other hand was a cosmopolitan aggregation, being composed of men from Geo rgetown, Delaware College, Xorth Georgia Agricultural College, Boston Tech, and dear old Harvard. These men thus enjoyed an association with view points that differed with any thing the} ' had seen before and were im- mensely benefitted by it. For thirteen to fourteen hours drill a day kept the time from hanging on their hands, and they always had the pleasure of being innoculated to look forward to at the end of the week. (Honestly the typhoid bacillus militarius is the most virulent, active, and painful insect that has ever made my arm his abiding place. ) Other diversions were furnished by excursions to Burlington and Hotel Champlain, while man}- found the town of Plattsburg amusement enough in itself. There were dances every Saturday " for Student Officers Only. " As dances go, they would hardly compare with our hops, but the} - did supply an opportunity to painful, The effect was the same if they had been given the command as skirmishers with extended interval, for in less than no time they had scattered to the four winds. A few took advantage of the location of the camp and paid a visit to our neighboring Dominion. In Montreal they were received as heroes, the supposition being that they were bound across. The majority beat it straight for Xew York, where, one and all, they stayed until they had tearfully parted with the last nickel. A few of the crowd did not feel the call home so strongly. So. prompted by feelings of patriotism alone, stayed for the continuation of the camp thru July and August. These standpatters were justly rewarded in September with commissions as ' ' jazz " lieutenants. Unfortunately their dreams of wound stripes and decorations were shattered by their assignment to some S. A. T. C. as instructors, or to Camp Grant to do Squads East and Squads West. The passing of time has erased the last sand mark from their collec- tive necks, the grease of K. P. has long since passed from beneath their finger nails, the throbbing blister has become a peaceful callous, and Plattsburg remains but as a memory, a purple passage in their lives. But even as our guiding- light predicted, it was a pleasant and profitable vacation. Page One Hundred-eighty-two SUMMER CAMP Capt. S. K. Lount, M. C, C. E. F. Instructor in Bombing, Bayonet Fighting, and Trench Warfare Capt. H. P. Boykin Virginia National Guard, Commandant Capt, H. M. Read Virginia National Guard, Tactical Officer Berry, F. W. Derrvberry, M. E. Winston. W. A. CADET INSTRUCTORS Roberts, W. T. S. Bacbarach, M. B. Robinson, J. K. E. Hosje, C. E. Jones, T. D. When June 15, 1918, had arrived it found part of the space below the parapet in very evident use. The Rookies of the Summer Camp, better known as the Virginia Military Institute Training Camp, had reported seventy-two strong. For the training of these men in a two-months intensive military course, the Institute had detailed a certain number of officers and cadets. Capt. S. K. Lount, M. C, of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, was instructor in bayonet fighting, bombing and trench warfare ; Captain H. P. Boykin served in the capacity of Commandant, supervising the entire instruction of the Camp, and Captain H. M. Read as tactical officer and instructor in bayonet fighting. Cadets Berry, Derrvberry, Win ston, Roberts, Bacharach, Robinson, Hoge, and Jones, T. D., were ordered back at their own request to aid the above named officers in the pursuance of their duties. The camp proved a very profitable one and the Institute rendered an invaluable service to the country and state. The courses of instruction were thorough and the discipline especially strict. All men who successfully completed the course and entered the U. S. Army, have made enviable records, and proven undoubtedly the benefits derived from their training received during the two months. The Vir- ginia Military Institute once more has rendered an honorable and praiseworthy service to the nation in the time of great emergency. Hundred-eighty-three Page One Hundred-eighty-four Page One Hundred-eighty- COACH E. C. ABELL This pigmy came to us in ' IT direct from Colgate University, where he had been holding down the position of tackle and spreading terror in the hearts of all aspirants f or Walter Camps mythical All-American. That he succeeded in walk- ing away with the berth is evidence enough of his ability. He soon acquired the V. M. I. spirit and all of us were proud to think that ' " Abe " was heart and soul a true " keydet. " In November, of the present- year, he answered the call of a higher duty and entered active service. (A narrow minded gim had three times before turned him down with pedus planus the only charge against him.) His sterling qualities have endeared him to the heart of all wearers of the gray and we send after him our Page One Hundred-eighty-six " Mose " was detailed here in charge of the Marine Section of the S. A. T. C. early in October. His two gold service chevrons and star for being among the first fifty thousand in France were the envy and admiration of the entire corps. When " Abe " left us to join the Big Gun Corps, he offered to take over the duties as coach of the football squad. Four years as star end on our varsity eleven had well fitted to assume these responsibilities. Having been a cadet, he realized the difficulties that confronted them and soon had the whole squad working with amazing pep and determination. In spite of heart breaking losses through men en- tering the service, he turned out a team of which we are all proud. The results of the games speak for themselves and remain as monuments to his unselfish efforts. Needless to say, when " Mose " left us the chevrons were not only the objects of admiration about him. H. M. SPEUHAN For the last four years we have watched the athletic star of Boanoke College ascend into the upper regions and we have wondered at the cause of it all. Those of us who returned after Christmas were sur- prised to find that the Basketball team was under di- rection of a man whose name we had to whistle, for the Lord only knew how to spell it. It transpired that he had previously been over with the Salem institution. So this was the reason for it all. We had firm confidence in him from the start and it developed that this confidence was not misplaced. The quint that he turned out bid strong for the South Atlantic Championship. Only that unfortunate defeat in Lynchburg stands between our hopes and the awful reality. He has also taken charge of the Baseball squad and we look for him to have a success in the national pastime as great if not greater than he had in the cage game. Page One Hundred-eighty-seven CAPT. H. M. READ A few years ago. Track, at the Institute, could be ex- pressed by. the elusive quantity x. From its unrec- ognized and unsupported position it had come to be a Major Sport. And the credit for this lies largely at the door of " Son " Read, the man with the smile. His ability on the cinder path first came into prom- inence when as a first classmen, he captained the team that, brought Y. M. I. to the fore at the Pennsylvania Relay Carnival. Returning as a sub. he has generously given his ef- forts for the betterment of the sport. The team that he coached last year ran away with the honors in meets witb Trinity ami Y. P. I. After lifting Track from obscurity, we have every confidence that he will enhance its prestige during the present season. One Hundred-eig lit y-et ylit Page One Hundred-eighly-nint THE BOMB-I9I9 Page One Hundred-ninety THE BOMB-I9I9 THE TEAM Mason, S. ) Cutehins J Ll " ' s Thomas, If. Dabney Hawkins. S. Tackles Marshall. .1. Smith, J. T. Saner S Gmr,h Miller. P C,,, ' ,;- Ingrain Rig] Half Honaker Left Half Dickson, R Full Bach McCuiston Stuart Q Buntins: FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Maryland State Agricultural College. T Newport News Naval Operating Base 41 Gallaudet College 6 Virginia Polytechnic Institute 6 V. M. I. 6 V. M. I. V.M.I. 19 V. M. I. Page One HunJreJ-ninety-on, HOUGH the football season of 1918 is now a matter of history, it is not the kind of history that historians write with ink. but history that was made with deeds of valor, nerve, and just old V. M. I. " Spirit. " that will be handed down from class to class by word of mouth. The great war can not be spoken of without thought of the great part V. M. I. men played during the raging moments, nor can we think of the war and not recall its effect for the season of 1918 on the Gridiron. As the " Old veil for the calic " was given for the calic at the Final Ball in June 1918 our thoughts were of our prospects for the following Septem- ber ' s football candidates. What wonderful material was sure of returning to the old Institute! What high hopes were ours at the thought of the number of monogram- jggL med men that were certain to do wou- ; ' ,„ 1 .. clers with the Pigskin ! a L " Our country called, our men K k saluted. " M |b The various training camps re- JB Wk sounded with the commands of Insti- JEO W fi win! ' loach Abell. in his jKmt tmum untiring was breaking in new W iW " Ready! Go! Readv, Go! Up! . Back! Right! Left! All into the Gym. " Day in and day out. until our scattered hopes, caused by the call of our country, (which had taken ail but four of our monogram men, Thomas, Hawkins. Dickson and Smith), once again began to reassemble and a fight- ing machine became evident. Though Page One Hundred-mnety-ti o Smith. T. was in every face of the Fifth Navai During the Making of the new Team we played Staunton Military Academy and the Maryland A. and M. College. These games, in which we were downed, were hard fought and showed improvement in our of- fense and defense. To lose material is a hard blow. But to lose one ' s coach in the middle season, just as our prospect were brightening, was beyond expression. To decide be- tween duties is a proposition hard to solve. Once again the government called, and coach Abel I went to fight for Democracy. We congratulate him upon his decision. Football was then taken over by " Mose " Goodman, who was stationed at the Institute and who had been acting in the capacity of assistant coach. The call for more football candidates was answered in a encouraging manner. The " rat " class did its share and we owe much to them. " Spirit " showed in every practice. Determination And we accepted the game with the mighty all-star team Base. The wonderful work of the Individuals blended into Page One Hundrtd-ninety-tltn THE BOMB-I9I9 machine-like movements and the fight that our team put up caused the Naval Base coach, to remark " Goodman, vou ' ve got the snappiest team we ' ve played. " In the games that followed Abell ' s foundation began to show in a marvellous way. The Hill looked as of old. The new material played like veterans. " Rep " ran high. Gallaudet was downed in a splendid game. The style of play and the manner in which the team was run by its captain, Thomas gave every one high hopes for Thanksgiving. A dreary day. in fact a duplicate of the past years, was Thanksgiving. The talk of a walk-away was chang- ed to cheers as the game developed. Our rivals literally struck a stone wall. Their score, defeating us 6 — 0, was made by blocking a kick which rolled over the goal line. To describe the game as played by individuals is beyond the writer ' s power. The heroes of the season may be seen if the reader will kindly gaze at the picture of the " Team. " In closing may the writer call to the attention of all that the season was a success. Take our losses, our ma- in closing may the writer call to the attention of all that the season was a success. Take our losses, our material, and our limited time into consideration. And realize, dear readers, who it was that made this possible, the " SCRUBS. " Page One Hundred-ninety-] our Page One Hundred-ninety- five Page One Hundred-ninety-six Parte Our Hundred-ninety-seven Page One Hundred-ninety-eight BASKET BALL % f HE tact that the team was runner-up for the championship of the South Atlantic, doesn ' t give an idea of the ability of the five men who represented the Institute upon the basketball court. Playing phenomenal ball during the entire season, and notwithstanding the very few defeats received, the team downed all comers with merci- less regularity. The first game of the season ended unfortunately for the Cadet team which lost by one point. Shortly after this, the return of Bacharach gave added strength to the team and the defeats registered against it thereafter were few and far between. The strong Annapolis team was held to an unusually close score ; two games with the University of Virginia re- sulted in a division of honors ; North Carolina took our measure once, and V. P. I. managed to win two hard-fought games, though bad ' } ' beaten in the first game of the series. The last game with . P. I. k played at Lynchburg for the South Atlantic title is de- serving of an epic poem. The recovery of the Cadet team and the fight the} - made after the game seemed hopelessly lost will ever remain one of the most brilliant chapters in the history of V. M. I. athletics. Most of the team ' s vic- tories were won by overwhelming scores, and during the season a total of five hundred and fifteen points was scored against a total of three hundred and fifteen for all oppon- ents. This comparison bears its own testimony as to the superiority of the wearers of the red and white jerseys. Wills. Captain and star forward, was assisted by Bunting, who, although a new man. showed great ability. These two proved to be thorns in the sides of their un- lucky guards, and were always to be relied upon for nec- essary scores. Lee, at center, was all that could be desir- shooting was a great factor in the suc- Sullivan and Bacharach are reputed to Pain- One Hundred-ninety-nint due entirely to merit. Much is to be expected of next years ' team as all these men with the exception of Wills and Sullivan will return. Thomas, Stuart, Shannon and Campbell all showed up well when they were able to get into the game and deserve to share in the praise which should be bestowed upon the team of 1919. What We Did in Basketball Eoanoke College 23 V. M. I . Randolph Macon College 13 V. M. I . Virginia Christian College 6 V. M. I. St. Johns College (Annapolis) 19 V.M.I. William and Mary College 6 V. M. I . Virginia Polytechnic Institute 19 V. M. I. United State Naval Academy 39 V. M. I. Davidson College 10 V. M. I . University of North Carolina 42 V. M. I. University of Virginia 25 V. M. I . Virginia Polytechnic Institute 32 V. M. I . Trinity College 19 V. M. I . University of Virginia 33 . M. I . Virginia Polytechnic Institute 30 V. M. I. .24 Page Tivo Hundred Page Tioo HunJred-one ige T wo Hundred-two base: ball EN before Dulaney stops adding " wear overcoats " to first call for Parade, we see them chasing the leather all around the Hill. Before the wash stands get their second coating the young aspirants are clonghting the cover and wearing out the willow. And when coats come into their own they have settled down to the real thing and are playing in Big Time style . Under the able leadership of Sullivan, as Captain, and the direction o Coach Spruhan, the squad is developing in great shape and we are confident of having a successful season. Several of last year ' s monogram men are out among them Jernigin, Sullivan. E. McDavid, .Martin and Cutchins. With these men to build on and such material as Everett. Stuart. Higgins. and Gil to choose from we will have little trouble in filling out a well balanced team At the present writing it is rather early to be making predictions. But the Coach is already raising " strawberries " around the second sack and Sullivan is swearing the signal was to " pinch " when he balls up the steals. And the pitching staff is mak- . m S em look like dummies swinging in the breeze. f i to. ' e are taking on quite an increase over last year ' s schedule, including, among others, our time honored rivals from Blacksburg. Go to it. Big Team, and cop those farmer ' s horse shoe. Page Tivo Hundred-three March 29- April 5- April 9- April .12- April 15- April 17- April 19- April 23- April 26- April 29- April 20- May 1- May 2- May 3- May 7- May 10- May 14 Schedule - 1919 -Virginia Christian College Lexington -Lincoln Memorial University Lexington -William Mary College Lexington -Virginia Polytechnic Institute Lexington -Open Lexington -Hampden-Sidney College Lexington -Georgetown University Lexington -Pennsylvania State College Lexington -Maryland .State College of Agriculture Lexington -Elon College Lexington -Jioanoke College Salem -Virginia Polytechnic Institute Blacksburg -University of Virginia Charlotsville -Navy Annapolis -Roanoke College Lexington -Johns Hopkins University Lexington -Open Lexington Page Two Hundred-four Page Two Hundred-fk Page Tiuo Hundred-six TRACKTEAM AW ' 1 F. D. Knapp Captain F. M. Taylor Manager HE elevation of track to a major sport in 1917 gave it a much needed impetus, and since then its development has been by leaps and bounds. Tins added incentive has lent zest to the efforts of the squad and ever-increasing popularity with the corps. Under the direction of Captain Read, the sport came into its own with a vengeance last year, when a really representative team was produced. The team participated in three meets and if the results can be used as a criterion their record was most enviable. Gamble, A. Jones. D. Smith and St. Clair represented the Institute at the Pennsylvania Relay Carnival held in Philadelphia during April, and captured third place among such formidable opponents as John Hopkins and George- town. V. P. 1. was defeated by a 66-62 score in a hotly contested, intensely interesting meet, which abounded in thrills. The winner was undecided until the last event, when A. THE BOMB-I9I9 Jones tied Wharton for first place in the two mile, gaining the points necessary for a V. M. I. victory. Trinity was humbled by the overwhelming score of 81-36, in the concluding meet of the season, a second meet with V. P. I. being abandoned on account of rain. The part taken by V. M. I. in the E. 0. T. C. field meet at Plattsburg should not be overlooked. Here there were from twenty to thirty entries in each event, such colleges as Yale, Harvard, Boston Tech, Cornell, Princeton, Georgetown, Georgia Tech were represented. D. V. Smith took first place in the broad jump, Knapp, second in the high jump, and C. A. Jones third place in the mile anil half mile. Prospects this season are unusually good. Seven out of last year ' s monogram men are back. Knapp, captain and manager, a natural leader, may be relied on for shot put and high jump. He also enters the pole vault. C. A. Jones, one of the steadiest men on the team, has plenty of endurance for the mile and two mile with a long sprint at the finish. D. V. Smith is far above the average in the broad jump and high hurdles, also a good hundred yard man with exceptional sprinting ability. Kane, a wonderful hundred yard and two-twenty man, is quick on the start and has a stride of his own. J. C. Jordan ' s fast start and beautiful form has given him unusual success in low hurdles. Gleaves, with state reputa- tion in prep athletics, is most valuable as javelin and discus thrower. Semans is good in high jump and an exceptional pole vaulter. Last year ' s non-letter men showing promising future are Sebring, one-quarter mile man; Dickson, low hurdles; B. Smith, good natural sprinter and exceptional form. With our veterans, braced by a wealth of new material, which from present indications is excellent in both quantity and quality, we anticipate the most suc- cessful season in the annals of our track. Xo meets have as yet been closed. Preparations are being made for the whole squad to attend the South Atlantic Athletic Association field meet in Baltimore March 10 and 1 lth. A dual meet is pending with V. P. I. at Lexington March 3. A meet with the University of N " . C. is highly probable. Too much praise cannot be bestowed upon Capt. Bead for his untiring efforts as coach and last year ' s record and our present squad stand as a monument to his labors. His services are voluntary rendered from love of his alma mater, squad, and the sport, being himself a wearer of the coveted Track monogram. Page Tixo Hundred-eight Page T=u-o Hundred-nine Page One Hundred-forty-six J|YM. with the other sports, received its share of handicaps from the call to the service, losing a number of its best men. Among these were its only two monogram men. Wimberley, captain and manager, leaving in the early fall, followed shortly afterward by Bruner. But J the team continued its practice in good form due to the consistent efforts of 1 Ionic, who took charge upon Bruner ' s departure. 1 he labors of Home and Wimberley, who returned after Christmas, are deserving of much credit for building up the team, as it was without a coach during the entire year. Most promising among the candidates are Wimberley, Home, Semans, Briggs, and Ashley, other men showing up well and improv- ing rapidly, are Scott, C. Bryan, l ' eed. Scales, and Shackle- ford. Practice is held regularly four times a week and the squad is steadily being whipped into shape. From the present outlook we predict with confidence a team which will measure up in every respect to the usual standard. The customary exhibitions will be held this spring, one during the visit of the government inspector in April, and an- other, the opening night of finals. Monograms are awarded to those men making a total of 150 points in both meets. Page Ttco Hundred-eleven Page Two Hundred-tiueliie H. Lee Manager-Captain ENNIS, always a popular sport at the Institute, has increased is pop- ularity steadily for the past several years as a result of better courts and the possibility of winning monograms. The very activity and ability incident to a cadet ' s every-day life tend to make good tennis players and as a rule the teams turned out are a credit to V. M. I. in every way- Last year, a time of irregularity and confusion, only one meet was held, which was with Trinity College. Trinity triumphed 2-1, as Sullivan and Jordan lost in the doubles after a hard fight and Guest ' s man eliminated him, although not until three close sets had been played. Lee downed his opponent in straight sets. This year an unusually large number of last season ' s Varsity squad have returned and the outlook is promising indeed. Lee (Captain), Sullivan, J. Jordan, Montague and Davidson will again wield the racket, while Hobson and Blake, among the new men, are showing ability. The usual Barrack ' s Tournament will be held, and the outcome will, in a large measure, determine the com- position of the team. Several inter-collegiate meets will follow, and from all evidence at hand they should result very favorably for the Red, White and Yellow. Page Tivo Hundred-thirteen Page Tivo Hundred-four teen NOIiOGRAM CLUB r An FIRST CLASS Addison, W. M (F) Gary, B. I! (BB) Jemigin, R. C (B) Jones. C. A (T) Knapp, P. D (F. T) Martin, F. K (B) Sullivan. J. J (F. BB. B) Smith. I). V (T) Thomas. C. I! ( F. BB, B) Wills. W. G (BB) Win ly (Gym) SECOND CLASS Bacharach ( BB ) Til JIM) CLASS Coleman ( F ) Cutchins (F. B) Dickson, I? (F) Ingram ( F) Gleaves (T) Jordan. IT (T) Kane (T) Lee. H (BB, Tennis) Mason. S (F) MeCuiston (F) McDavid, E (B) Semans ( T ) Smith. J. T (F) Stuart (F) FOURTH CLASS Bunting ( F. BB ) Drewery ( F ) Dabney ( F ) Honaker (F) Miller. P (F) (F) Football; (BB) Basketball; (B) Baseball; (T) Track: (G) Gymnasium; (Tennis) Tennis. Pa, ,- Two Hundred-fifteen Page T-v.o Hundred-sixteen Page Two Hundred-seventeen THE BOMB-I9I9 YflCfi U ' AD, KINDLY LIGHT ' J cksov-M- ' 2.(9 B. B. Wimberly President J. C. Jordan. Jr Vice-President F. B. Scott Secretary J. T. Bhudv Treasurer OFFICEBS W. G. Wills Chairman Membership Committee W. M. Addison Chairman Social Committee V. M. Taylor Chairman War Work Committee T. H. Benners Chairman Bible, Study Committee B. X. Greatliead Chairman Program Committee Page Two Hundred-eighteen THE BOMB-I9I9 " MINSTEL R. Bond President Boatwright Vice-President Sale Business Manager Withers Stage Manager MEMBERS Bryson Kennedy Reese Fowler McDavid, E. Rice Moore, L. Skillman Glazier Orme Smith, W. Harrison Pate Page Two Hundred-nuieteen Cadet Orchestra Fain Leader MEMBERS J. Casey Guitar Clarkson Mandolin Banjo Fain Violin Kennedy Guitar C. King Piano Onne Drums R. Smith Mandolin S. Wilson Tenor Banjo Page Two Hundred-twenty - • ' . , I : ' ■:;•• ; I ! K ' ■ v . Texas Club OFFICERS Mertz President Ripley Vice-President Sedwick Secretary-Treasurer MEMBERS Allen, L. King, C. Morton Ashley Lewis, Y. Nash Bancroft McCanley Xorvell Berry, D. Mallory Owsley Berry, M. McCuiston Payne, J. Boyd MeKeller Ph ' ilp Briggs, C. Mertz Potts, M. Briggs, R. Monroe, D. Roberdeau Brooks Hardy, W. IT. Roberts. M. Broaddns Harper Sewell Clark, A. Heisig Slack Dabney Hill Smith. T. Dunseth Hopkins Smythe Estell Hurt Thompson, E. Everett Jernigin Thompson, J. Gaillard - k g P5nes, IT. Ward Gaines Mttl Josey Wormeldorf Garrow Hif Kelly Page Ttvo Hundred-twenty-one Southwest Virginia Club OFFICERS R. Williamson President J. Parrott Vice-President Gleaves Secretary-Treasurer MEMBERS Bell Rhudy, J. Bunting Rhudy, R. Kerling Rice, H. Martin, F. Rimmer Parrott, B. Rogers Pendleton, N. Spindle Spratt Page T-xlo Hundred-tiuenty-tioo . Richmond Club OFFICERS w J. i 1 V President Vice-President F. Secretary-Treasurer MEMBERS Addison. W. Ilagan Purcell Archer Hardwick Reese Arrington. R. Harmon Reynolds Bendheim Hawkins, H. Sauer Blankenship Hobson Scales Bond, A. Hnff Scott. R. Brockenborough Ingram Starke Bullington Jackson. S. Sterret Campodonico Knapp, F. Stnarl Carson, T. Knapp, J. Terry Carter, A. Marshall. W. Tins ' ley Core Martin, R. Trevillian Cox Miller Wallerstein Cutehins Moneure, M. Watson Dicker son Nelson Wilson, B. Fairlamb Norman YVilmer Glover Parker. W. RWell Pa, ,- Tvio Hundred-fiuienty-thr ■■■■■■■ ' ' . " -. .-.-J- ' i -L T ' A ' ...s. _ ; Tennessee Club OFFICERS Higgins President Derryberry Vice-President DeBarcleleben Secretary-Treasurer MEMBERS Bond, R. Kennedy Campbell King, L. Denney Lacy Dickson, R. Payne, H. Eggelston Shelton Fitzgerald Waterfield Hanvood Wilson, S. ilson, Y. Page Tiffo Hundred-t-iventy-four Tidewater Club OFFICERS Marchant President Nurnev Vice-President Pate Secretary-Treasurer MEMBERS Adams Groner Pace Sackus Holliilay Peebles Balfour Hopkins. L. Peed Barrett Hubard Puller Barrow Jennings, W. Roberts, L. Boatwright Johnston. D. Southgate Bonney Jones. C. Strawhand Calvert Kellam Sydnor Chevne Kimberlev Sver Cobb Little Teasley Curdts Marshall. R. Tyler Edmond. R. Mason Vaughn Emmerson Masury Yon Schilling Gavle | f!W vll Weaver Gary B k R - Weisel Greathead Meech, S. Welton Gray J| MeCurdv Whitfield W OFFICERS Milton Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer MEMBERS Armstrong Hughes, C. Ballon McEachin Branch Mellon Braswell Parham Brewer Smith, C. K. Bryan Smith, E. Elliot Taylor, F. Ferguson Taylor, R. Hairston, R. Whitted Hairston, J. Woodall Page Ttio Hundred-tiienly-six Page Tixo Hundred-lisenty-seven Lynchburg Club OFFICERS Wills President Sullivan Vice-Pi esident Casey, M Secretary-Treasurer MEMBERS Buch Franklin Burman Harris Carter, J. Millar Campbell Milkier Casey, B. Robertson, D. Casey, J. Robinson, W. Casey, M. Stokes, W. Christian Sullivan Cosby Wills Craighill Winfree Edmunds, W„ Page Tiio Hundred-twenty-eight Alabama Club OFFICEBS W. Drennen President Beiuiers Y ice-President E. McDavid Secretary-Treasurer MEMBERS Brown, H. Lyons Crist McDa vid, C. Crist, J. Manning Drennen, A. Moore, J. Fulton, J. Porterfield Goodall Shackleford, A. Goodwin Shackleford, W. Hamilton Smith, T. Harris, S. Smith, W. Hicks Stephana Hobson Tillman Lavender Page Two Hundred-tixenty-nine ll rr-. , - flj ' 1 " i 1 V 1 ,i ' ' pl« !( .. w ,_ ; b ; ... --lews.- A. M. A. Club OFFICERS Jennings Presiden t C. Hnghes Vice-President Estes Secretary-Treasurer MEMBERS Carter. A. Norman Caswell Shackleford. A. Greene Spindle Nelson Page Two Hundred-thirty THE BOMB-I9I9 I : HP V M «« 3- — -; ■ y ZJmZL Danville Club OFFICERS T. S. Williamson President J. C. Jordan Vice-President J. Estes Secretary-Treasurer MEMBERS Adkins Paxton, W. Clark, E. Powell Fuller Riddle Hughes Ruffin, T. Overby ■ an Wagenen Page Tioo HunJrcJ-thirly-one BOMB©$TAFF Page Tivo Hundred-thirty-tino BOMB- STAFF E. B. Williamson, Jr. Editor-in-Chief T. F. Morton Assistan t Editor-in-Ch ief J. M. Thompson Business Manager B. B. Wimberly Athletic Editor J. P. Carter Assistant Editor-in-Chief J. A. Moneure Assistant Business Manager F. E. Scott Social Editor W. E. Chevne Photographic Editor Associate Editors J. J. Sullivan W. G. Wills, Jr. Page Two Hundred-thirty-thr Page Tivo HundreJ-thirty-fou CADET STAFF. E. H. Gill Assistant Editor P. Brown W. E. Cheyne E. Dillon, Jr. T. D. Jones Y. Lewis A. Branch Editor-in-Ch ief Associate Editors J. P. Carter Assistant Editor 0. L. Mertz L. Montjoy F. P. Scott T. F. Morton E. B. Williamson, Jr. BUSINESS STAFF C. W. Drennen Business Manager B. B. Wimberly E. A. Sale Treasurer Advertising Manager Page Two Hundred-thirty-five A Handbook of V ' . M. I. Issued by the 1920 Bomb Staff. E. Hoge Editor-in-chief H. Jordan Assistant Editor S. Jefferies, Business Manager C. Davis Asst. Business Manager W. Nurhey Advertising Manager H. Craighill Asst. Advertising Manager E. Jose}-. Jr thletic Editor E. Hughes Social Editor C. Jackson Art Editor C. Parrot Humor Editor Associate Editors G. W. Hardy E. F. Comeg} G. W. Heisie T. C. McEachin, Jr. T. H. Benners E. J. Williams Page Tico Hundred-lliirty-six THE BOMB-I9I9 Page 7 " -ic» Hundred-thirty-seven Page Two Hundred-thirty-eiglit Cotillion Club Officers and Roll OFFICERS W. G. Wills. Jr President T. D. Jones Vice-President HOP COMMITTEE First Class Al Branch .!. P. Carter L. Montjoy Li. B. Williamson, Jr. B. B. Wimberly Second Class E. S. Jefferies .). ( ' . Parrott Third Class J. II. Jordan R. McC. Pate .1. T. Semans OEEICIAI CHAPEROFE COMMITTEE .Mrs. E. W. Nichols .Mrs. M. B. Corse Mr-. R. T. Kerlin Miss Elizabeth Graham Mrs. X. B. Tucker THE BOMB-I9I9 Final German I G Wills. J] Leader MARSHALS Addison, W. M. Moneure, J. A. Barret, F. S. Mji it joy, L. Bond, 1!. N. Moor,.. W. B. Branch, A. Morton, T. F. Brown, P. Parkhni ' st, It. B. Butler. E. L. Quigley, E. M. Carter, J. P. Rhudy, J. T., Jr. Casey, B. W. Rudolph, C. C. Cheyne, W. E. Ruffin, T. E. Conway, E. It., Jr. Sale, E. A. Dillon, E., Jr. Seott, F. R. Drennen, C. W. Shackelford, W. C, Jr. Gary, P.. It. Smith, D. V. Gill, E. H. Sullivan. J. J. Iiiggins, J. D. Taylor, F. M. Hurt, 11. A.. Jr. Thomas, C. R. Jennings, W. L. Thompson, J. M. Jernigin, It. ( ' . Van Wagenen, F. Jones, C. A.. Jr. Wilkinson. W. II.. Jr. Keezell, X. 11. Williamson, It. B., Jr. Knapp, F. D. Williamson. T. S., Jr. Lewis. Y., Jr. Wimberly, B. B. Merchant, B. W. Withers, K R, Martin, F. K. Young, II. I). W. Mcrtz, 0. L. Jr. Adams, J. B. Allen, L. E. Alvis, R. Arrington, W. A Backus. J. TT. Baebaraeh, B. Barker. C. C. Benners, T. H Berry, F. W. Bleteher. F. 0. Bund v. R. J. Calvert. W. J.. Jr. Casey, W. M. Chung. D. S. Comegys, E. F. Cox, E. Craighill, D. H. Davis. T. C. Derrvberrv. M. E. De Shazo, J. S. Fairlamb. W. S. Gaillard. C. C. Gallman, 0. T. Graham. A. H. Greene. F. K. Groover. P. Hairston. R. Hardy, F. B. Hardv. G. W., Jr. Hardv.W. IT.. Jr. Haskell. J. C. Hawkins. H. B.. Jr Heisig, G. W. Herring, F. L. Hoge, C. E.. Jr. Hughes, C. E., Jr. Jackson, M. C. Jr. Jones, W. D. Jordan. J. ( ' .. Jr. Josey, J. E., Jr. Kerlin, W. C. Lavender. W. D. Mallorv. F. B., Jr. Marshall. R. C. Milton, W. H., Jr. Montgomery, W. S., Jr. Montague. F. L. Monroe, E. R.. Jr. Munson, H. H. McEachin, T. C. Nourse, W. R. Nurney, J. W. Parker, W. N. Paxton, W. C. Potts, M. W., Jr. Roberts, L. S. Roberts. YV. T. S. Satterfield. F. M. Scott, R. C. Jr. Slack. T. A. Svdnor. H. Terrv. C. M. Turner. H. M. Wallace. C. Wallis, W. T. Whitfield, G. D. Williams, E. J. Williams. W. T. Winston. W. A. Page Ttao Hundred-forty-thr Page Two Hundredforty-jour Miss Elizabeth Embrey Sponsor First Hop Page Tivo Hundred-forty-fivt Page T-zvo Hundred-forty-s Page Two Hundred-forty-seven Page Two Hundred-forty-eight Page Til-o Hundred-forty-nine THE BOMB-I9I9 Page Two Hundred-fifty Page Tico Hundred- fifty-one Page Tipq Hundred- fifty-two Pagr Tiso Hundred-fifty-thr Page Two Hundred-fifty-fuur V. M. I. Spirit Oh. clear the way, V. M. I. is out today, We ' re here to win this game: Our team will bring us Fame. In Alma Mater ' s name. For thongli 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 I ie. " Chorus : For when our line starts to weaken, our hacks fail to gain. Our ends are so crippled to win seems in vain. Then the corps roots the loudest, we ' ll yet win the day. The team it will rally ami " Fight, " " Fight. " " Fight. " Ray. ' We ' ll gain through the line and we ' ll circle the ends. (Mil Red, White, and Yellow will triumph again: The " Keydets " will fight ' em and never say die. That ' s the spirit of A " . M. 1. Pant Two Hundred-fifif-fivt THE BOMB-I9I9 FIRST CLASS P!B BANQUET Octobek 6. 1918 BANQUET COMMITTEE A. Branch J. M. Thompson W. G. Wills TOASTS W. G. Wills. Toastmasier To ex-classmates Sullh an To ' 19 from ex-classmates McEachin To the ( ' alio Morton To the Class Wills To the Institute Williamson, B. B. To the Faculty Dillon To the men in the Service Wimberly To the Tamps Branch To the Privates Scott To the Officers Bond The Class Prophecy Mertz To the Corps Gill MEND Iced Cantaloupe Oyster Cocktail Salted Almonds Celerv Hearts Mixed Pickles Stuffed Olives Fried Oysters Broiled Spring Chicken, a la Maryland Flanked Steak Candied Sweet Potatoes Green Peas An Fatin Potatoes French Foils Waldorf-Astoria Salad Beaten Biscuits Page T vo Hundred-fifty-six Page Two Hundred-fifty-seven Paqe Two Hundred-fifty-eight • ' ME was a meeting of the local soviet of the Bolsheviki in barracks last week presided by (deleted). There were no red flags brought to the meeting, but there was one very red head. A number of impotent ques- tions were discussed and prominent persons, locally, cussed. The com- rade from Bedford, smarting under two weeks confinement, resented the fact that one of the bourgeoitis had reported him for some infraction of regulations and vowed to get his enemy in the back. The comrade from keezelltown had missed his usual amount of hay and recommended that the council take all duty at least once a week. The comrade from Suffolk thought that the time was ripe to make a break from all authority, saying " " they did not do things this way when my father was here. " ' A committee of soldiers brought in the fol- lowing resolutions to lie presented to the higher council: That there be no reveille before eight o ' clock: no butts manual in the hot weather of June: no guard duty in January and February; no parade in the mud: T-zio Hundred-fifty-nine According- to the regulations, each cadet is allowed the stupendous sum of $5.000000 per month as spending money. The purpose of this article is to show that it is possible to expend such a volume of the National Currency without caus- ing a flurry on the stock market or a panic in Madagascar. The plebeian mind associates money in all denominations with banana splits and tickets to the Lyric. With the monthly budget from home, per the regula- tions, the young spendthrift might buy twenty of those toothsome delicacies or re- serve twenty seats at Mr. Weinberg ' s Emporium of the Shadows. But either action might cause a bull movement in United Fruit Company, preferred, McCrum Drug Co., or the Flickergraph Film Company. A portion of the appropriation might be diverted to the coffers of the Athletic- Association through Mr. Wray, who has a }: ermanent seat in the Exchange. In case the young financier should desire to enter more unselfish fields, no more permanent monument could be found than a canal similar to Panama. Each month he could excavate nine one thousanths of a foot, so that in his four years as a cadet, using the same ratio of cost, he might have a wonderful ship canal three hundred feet wide, a half a mile deep, and four inches long. Other fields of benevolence could be found in endowing public libraries, found- ing orphan asylums, and building public monuments. The fields of investment offers gilt edge bonds, gold bricks, and fake mining stocks. The doors of opportunity are open to you. Don ' t try to corner the wheat market, or freeze out Swift and Armour in the meat business. Select some safe, simple, and secure branch of frenzied finance and let your conscience be your guide. To prove that such an amount of money can be done away with in one genera- tion we refer you to Chester: " Get Eieh Quick Wallingford. " The Appropriation Rill of the sixty-fifth Congress for the Upkeep of the Army. Nickolini: ' •Trujrfinance jm pHome Economics, Page Two Hundred-sixty THE HOPS 7 " T %w? ' o,v ' 9 T s .... January 5, 1919. Dere Kathenne, We had our Christmas Hops last Friday and Saturday. They call them hops but they amt really hops. But thats too tecknickle for you to under- stand. Catherine. They took all the beer out of Virginia three years a°x the subs dont know the difference. The gym was all dolled up. It looked like the public hall at home that time the congressman spoke. They had red tissue paper and Xmas trees stuck every- where. The band was hidden in behind a young for- est at one side of the room, the chaperones the same at the other. They had balloons just like a fair. They had mr. weedemeyers orkestra from Hunt- ington. 1 he man on the piano knocked the ivory off of six keys, while the one on the sacksofone blew a ' reed clear across the room. I reckon there must have been a hundred (100) to fo™ Un c f c have a good time for the rats see that they do. They have to form lines to keep them from pushing two much. Every body has a good time except some of these guys that ear a ribbon with hop kommitty Page Two Hundred-sixty-one THE BOMB-I9I9 January 20. 1919. Tell you pa that the offishul chaprone kommitty dont let them jazz dance an} ' more. They put a sign up in the room where the girls put on the camyflage. The girls stopped and a boy cant dance by hisself. But you know me, katheryn. And they have some of the best dancers up here. Especially the subs. Xo. Catherine, the subs aint U- boats. They were once key- dets and have come back for a little college life. Some of them are so funny. One of them has been up here so long " that he can call dock Hentv by his first name. And he tried to get in the army. But he did not have it. katherine, He drank about eight (8) gallons of water and then only weighed a hundred and five (105) pounds. And one of them savs he could beet Ralph or Barney in his flivver. Some of the subs have ben foolish an gotten mar- ried, but you dont care about subs. 1. wish you could cum up but if you dont i wont be mad. Big. that ' s me all over. Yours regardless, clarence. Page Tiao Hundred-sixty-tiuo You will never know how glad i am that vou are coming up, i havent got the heart to tell you. 1 will interduce you to all the subs that you want to meet. But a lot of them are married ami nut interesting any more. Even the one they call, dogey is married. He had a hard time making- the dog, automobile, and marriage licents clerk believe that he was above the lower draft age. And Rock got his. But he has been a benedict so lont;- that he dont remember what a straight flush looks like Son read fell too. The government said he could not see well enough to right over there so he decided to have a little war of his own, over here. And then the unmarried subs they live in barracks like regular keydets. But when dulaney cracks down on veille an hour later. One of them is called Logarithm or Gosine. or some ' thiiiij like that, and he is supposed to have something wrong with his eves also He has the best taste for femail beauty of any blind man I have ever seen And cyclops is also there with les femmes. Thats french for the women ' katherme. Mook is built along the same lines as far as inclinations o- n . „,j he is one of the best mexican athletes that has ever been turned out. And there is one that you just cant meet. He is positively too rough He went up town and cleaned up four men singlehanded. Militarv Thats him all over. The others are nice rah-rah boys that any mother would for proud for her daughter to meet. One of them was in the marines and though he was not at Chatow Theory and Bellow woods he did ° ' et to Paris 1 Island. But you just wait until you see all these bovs. Dont think when vou see a boy with two gold stripes on his arm that he has been to France Maybe he ' s a corporal. I have not put a appication for a office vet. Self- sacrificing. Thats me all over. It costs two bits to get you from the station up here. But moiiev cant stand between me and you. Big all over. You know me. Your until they play " Home sweet Home. Clarence. P ii ,- T- . ' i Hundred-sixty-thr a titanic. That is not very much of a titanic. But that don ' t bother me none. Some people say that dancing with you is difficult. I say its next to impos- sible. Yours in spite of the hops, Clarence. P. S. — To decide a bet, did you dance with anybody else besides me the first night. Clarence. Page Tito Hundred-sixty-four Page Tvio Hundred-sixty-five Addison, Barret Bond, R. Pa. E. T. r. Branch Brown, Butler, Carter, Carter. Casey, B. Cheyne Conway Dillon ' Drennen. W. Franklin Gary Higgins Hurt Jennings Jernigen FIRST CLASS DELINQUENCIES Battalion adjutant not giving present arms at Par- ade. Inability to b ache after three year at the In- stitute. Trying to compete with Wilkinson for the smallest canine. Unmilitary hair cur S. M. I. Having Lexington for this home town. On Sheridan ' s hill without authority F. C. P. Gross verbosity in room, continually. Talking in sleep O. C. M. X. I. Attempting to remain in barracks after finals. Impersonating a duck. Late sweeping out H2, SAIL Encouraging bad feeling between knees. L ' surping subs parking place on Staunton Road. Absent final formation. Punning a beaut}- parlor in H2. Throwing food out of window in disorderly man- ner. Sweating from new cadet, borrowing picture. Out of hay, P. I. Neglecting spring plowing on strip of ground be- neath chin. Rooming with two dodoes, subject to evil influence. ss and rep. in lib. traffic cop. Keezelltown. Page T-zco Hundred-sixty-six Knapp. F. LLewis, Y. Marchant Martin. F. Mertz Moncure, J. Montjov Moore, ' W. Morton Parkhurst Pfeifler Quiglev Rhudy " Roberdeau Ruffin Sale Scott, F. Four years captain of trench marines. Being a liberal artist. Hiding behind gun SEI. Attempting to perform addition in public. Failing to come to attention for " on ' s " picture. Hearts of the World. Failing to submit sponsors picture for staff, thereby delaying publication of " Bomb. " Resembling antediluvian buzzard, repeated offense. Excess jaw. DRC. Loitering behind New Market Statue. Faster Hops. Allowing himself to be christened Reginald. Overstaying leave of absence. Trying to look intelligent Military Science Class. Repeatedly neglecting academic duties. Having an unlucky number of calic to hop. Imitating a bird, annoying Cheyne. Answering delinquencies thur 0. M. D. Turning head in arch causing nose to obstruct traf- fic. Page Two Hundred-sixty- mm? Thompson. J. -§,g on ca P- Easter Sunday Morning. an Wagenen Giving " cap grounds for suit for non-support. Wilkinson. W. Cruelty to helpless females, being unresponsive to their entreaties. Williamson. R. Late getting out Bomb. Williamson, T. Imitating hard boy in arch. Wills Roughing up Thomas, Basketball practice. Wimberley President of Y. M. C. A. not being able to reform roomates. Hair not brushed at breakfast. Throwing roses under window abt. 10:45 p.m. Page Two Hundred-sixty-eigiit Prom everlasting drills and paradi (J. Clini. di ' lix er us. From Penalty Tours and Inspections, ( ). ( rim, deliver us. From confinements and restrictions, ( ). ( rim, deliver as. Prom Special Guard and Excess. 0, (iim. deli er us. From Cross Sections and Growley, ( ). ( Hm, deliver us. From Salmon and Pineapple, ( ). (Jim. deliver us. From the Post Band, from the shimmie-shewawa shiverings of Morton and Jones, from the wiles of the wicked Vampie Turner, From reveille at six fifteen, from Squads Bast and Squads West. 0, (Tim. deliver us. " There ' s confusion in general, " said the lieutenant, as Napoleon swallowed the Seidlitz Powder. H. 0. : " Say. your nose is awfully red. Freddie: " Yes. glasses caused it. " II. 0.: " Glasses ' of what? " Last night I held a little hand. So dainty and so neat. Me thought my heart would burst with joy So wildly did it beat. No other hand into my soul Could greater solace bring, Than that hand I held last nighl Which was Four aces and a kino-. ' In what course does your son expect to graduate? " " In the course of time. I ffueSS. " Page Two Hundred-sixty-nine Page One Hundred-seventy 1 itesmal as compared to that of ye editor on reaching this self same page. In closing it is but tit that credit should be given where credit is due. The entire staff has co-operated to the fullest extent but the work of one or two individuals has been worthy of special mention. Without the artistic talent of Morton, whose handiwork is evident on almost every page, this book would not have been possible. The lucid line of Carter has also proved invaluable. In the financial end of the game, Thompson has made two dollars bloom where one grew before. And Van Wagenen wanted to fill the whole three hundred pages with ads. To Col. Hunley thanks are due for the article " V. M. I ' s. Part in the War. " .Austin, no less than Sammy, has contributed several excellent drawings. " Mister " Harris. S. has given freely of his talent in the form of many car- toons, and Mont}- Jackson is responsible for the greater part of the headings. White Studio, of New York, which did by far the greater part of the photographic work, has been very helpful to us, always coming across with what we wanted and in ever}- way assisting us. The printers and engravers, The Hammersmith-Kortmeyer Co.. have certainly been a pleasant firm to do business with. It is fallacy of the Cadet to make excuses for anything that dont go right, so. in keeping with this, it may not be amiss to state that the entire " Bomb " Staff were with the colors, fighting the war on this side of the Atlantic, and returning in January did not allow us much time to get the material in. Any mistakes in material may be laid at the door of Merriman and Jacoby ' s Roofs and Bridges which contains absolutely no formulae for what goes on page 251 of a college annual. But please remain seated for the last act. 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