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' ft iMjr;ri-iiK fHtiV3ABa(« Mv«»Kii rf iM! n iiM n M M i t a r l w» i yi » wa i ti ti»H i(wci jtfvu -fl? ' ' S::, " Srederiek Barkua Editor -irv - ©Kief S. Jj.Williamsorx Business Managcir® r s J ' Qjija -w OsW Our sineerest kopc is ihat ihesG pages will bring baek to the Sorps of 19?8 mGmories ofVM.I.;ar?dlQlheeia§sof W ehenshed reeolleehons of their elassmates witKs whom thei worked and played and araduated. y : ; ' ciot fi- -NrT THE INSTITUTE CLASSES MILITARY ATHLETICS ACTIVITIES SOCIAL BEAUTY ■J W ' 1 i A J« ' 4 ' 4 r 1 ToCg-eneralWilliamH.eoeke, who asSuperinlendent fop thepasi four yeans has attain- ed qreal sueeess in his work both within and without tha (Sehool forlheadvaneemGnb and betterment of VM.I.,we,thG elass of 19§8,re§peetfullyo dedieatGthis,!ha forty ' — fourth volumG of the tomb. . ■t, no; A .:c=t general Jward WestNieholcr Sorn June 27, 1858 r DiedJuluU9g7 §upGrinWenlVM.I.1907loM. He was one of the siaunehesi ' friends ihe Instil uk will ever have ; his memon| will live forever in the hcarls of IhosG who knew him. x His Excellency, Harry Flood Byrd governor of virginia Com mander-ln-Chief Board of Visitors Robert W. Massie (PresUenl) . Lynchburg, Virgin W. W. Boxley Roanoke, Virgin Joseph Button Richmond, Virgin Montgomery B. Cor:e Lexington, Virgin: Harry H. Holt Hampton, Virgin Thomas R. Keith Fairfax. Virgin Edwin S. Reid Amherst, Virgin A. F. RvLAND . Richmond, Virgin Roy W. Sexton WMheville, Virgin Members of the Board Ex-Officio W. W. Sale Harris Hart Adjutant-General of Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction THE INSTITUTE jhreu h Washindon vch bupermiendenils ' J(eme rfe si Side of j6avvachi3 olcickson v kmerial ifall J he Q JOfSpiTdl (jcivden hy uuperinhndenls imme CJack en A lazue at J unsei The Greater V. M. I. In 1839 the Corps of Cadets of the Virginia Military Institute numbered thirty-two, and iti plant consisted of two buildings. In 1927, there were 650 cadets and twelve buildings, not in- cluding the score of officers ' houses. Progress, though slow, was steady until the last ten years, which have seen more rapid additions. In this last period Jackson Memorial Hall, Scott-Shipp Hall, the Alumni Field and Stadium, the Francis H. Smith (north) wing of barracks and Alumni Hall, and the new gymnasium, Ninety-Four Hall, all have been built. The Institute has continued to maintain and advance its well-founded military reputation. It is nationally recognized as being the finest military school in the United States, West Point alone excepted. The thoroughness of its military training has always been the prids of V. M. I., and the introduction of the R. O. T. C. with its attendant armj ' officers and valuable equipment has contributed greatly to the broadening of this phase of work. V. M. I. ' s greatest strides of late years have probably been in the academic field. The prac- tice of admitting applicants with less than fifteen entrance units has been stopped. Complete recognition of the Institute ' s collegiate rating has followed the abolition of this handicap. The section system of instruction with daily recitation has continued to prove its efficacy, and the four courses are constantly being extended and improved. Graduates are now accepted in all post- graduate schools. In few places, if any, do intercollegiate athletics receive heartier support. Although sports are not allowed to interfere materially with prescribed duties, every assistance is rendered to overcome the drawbacks of short time for practice and the comparatively small number of men available. To the stranger the material progress of V. M. I. must seem slow when compared with that of many of the endowed colleges. This is true because, being under state supervision, the financial problem has always been a difficult one. But the true worth of an institution is determined by the men it turns out, not by its money, buildings, or enrollment. Unfulfilled hopes and plans are many. What has been done is mostly due to the unfailing support of a most loyal body of alumni, and they will deser ' e credit for accomplishments of the future. General Cocke William H. Coclie Avas born at City point, Virginia, September 12, 1874. He received his primary education there, but, at the age of 14 years, went away to high school in Staunton whence he entered the Institute in August, 1890. General Cocke graduated as first stand man and first Jackson-Hope medalist in the Class of 1894, continuing his military life for three years as Com- mandant, Kemper Military Academy, Booneville, Missouri. Upon resigning that office he studied law for a year at Washington University, St. Louis, but his course was brought to a close by the outbreak of the Spanish-American ' ar, during which he held a commission as first lieutenant, 4th Missouri Volunteers. With the termination of the war General Cocke received his discharge and took up the practice of law in St. Louis, later becoming President and General Manager of the St. Louis (Michigan) Chemical Company. Continually developing a closer connection with the chemical industry, he organized the Commercial Acid Company, known as the Southern Acid and Sulphur Company after 191 8, and took up the duties of president and general manager, at which he attained noteworthy success. At the entrance of the United States into the World War, General Cocke was a major in the Missouri National Guard, 35th Division; he was sent overseas in 191 8, resuming his business in St. Louis, Missouri, upon discharge. The Board of Visitors elected General — then Major — Cocke superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute in 1924; he as- sumed the duties of that office and has continued as superintendent for the past four years. l JJll .illHIIMIIfcilllfrJil JII LL ■ W?M .. Col. Hl nter Pen ' dleton M.A., Ph.D. I ' irifissor of C irmislry Born at Frederick Hall, Louisa County, Vir- ginia, January 22, 1858. Sludent, Aspen Hall Academy, Louisa County, ' 82- ' 85. Student, Uni- versity of Virginia, receiving M.A. degree in ' 81. Post-graduate student in Chemistry, Uni- versity of Virginia, ' 82- ' 83. University of Got- tingen, Germany, ' 83- ' 86; receiving degree of Ph.D. Instructor, Tufts College, Boston, ' 87- ' 88. Professor of Natural Science, Bethany College, West Virginia, ' 89- ' 90. Since 1890, Professor of Chemistry, V. M. L Col. Fraxcis M.allorv C.E. Professor of PhysUs Born, August 15, 186S. Graduated from Nor- folk Academy, ' 86. Graduated from V. M. I. in ' 89 vith C.E. degree, taking second stand in his class. Commandant of Cadets and Professor of Mathematics, Fishburne Military Academy, ' 89- ' 91. Post Adjutant and Assistant Professor of Mathematics, V. M. L, ' 9i- ' 94. Student of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, ' 94- ' 97. Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy, V. M. L, ' 97-99. Since 1899, Professor of Physics, ' . L L Col. Henry Clixton Ford B.S„ Ph.D. Professor of History Born, December 12, 1867. Student, V. P. I., Blacksburg, Virginia, ' 84- ' 85. Entered V. M. I., graduating with degree of B S. and rank of Cadet Adjutant. Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Tactics, V. M. I., ' 89- ' 90. Com- mandant of Cadets, Wentworth Military Acad- emy, ' 93- ' 93. Student, University of ' irginia, ' 93- ' 95, receiving degree of Ph.D. in ' 99. Colonel and Chief of Engineers on Staff of Governor of Virginia, ' 98- ' o2 Adjunct Professor of Latin and English, V. M. L, ' 99- ' o2. Commandant of Cadets, ' 02-04. Head of Departments of Latin, English and History until 1910, when, with the expansion of the Institute, English was made a separate department, and until 1919, when the Department of Latin was forme d. Since 1919, Head of the Department of History. Member of the State Board of Education, ' ii- ' 23. Col. Ch.arles Wv. tt Watts C.E. Professor of Mathematics Student, Norfolk Academy, ' 86- ' 88. Graduated from V. M. . with rank of Cadet Lieutenant, ' 93. Instructor, Danville Military Academy, ' 93- ' 96. Assistant Professor of Mathematics, V. M. I., ' 96- ' 99, and promoted to Adjunct Professor of Mathematics in ' 99 Lieutenant-Colonel and As- sociate Professor of Mathematics, ' o8- ' o9. Since 1909, Colonel and Professor of Mathematics, V. M. I. n Col. William M. Hunley A.B. Professor of Economics and Political Science Received A.B. degree from Johns Hopkins University, ' 04. Post-Graduate student, Johns Hopkins University, ' o6- ' o8. Assistant Editor and Reporter for the Philadclpliia Public Ledger, and Jl ' asliingt07i Post, and the Baltimore Sun, ' o8- ' io. Assistant Professor of Polit ' cal Science, University of Virginia, ' io- ' i4. Advisory Editor of the Virginia Journal of Education, Secretary of the University Commission on Southern Race Questions, and the first Executive Secretary of the Virginia Council of Defense, ' i7- ' i9. Since 1914, Professor of Economics and Political Science, V. M. I. Col. THOixiAS A. E. Moselev A.B., Ph.D. Professor of Frettc i and Spanish Born August 27, 18S6. Received A.B. degree from Johns Hopkins University, ' 07, and Ph.D. degree from same university, ' 15. Instructor in Modern Languages, Princeton University, ' ii- ' i6. Professor of Romance Languages, Washington and Jefferson College, ' i6- ' i9. Since September, 1919, Professor of Romance Languages, V. M. L 25 Col. Robert B. Poague B.S. Professor of Dfscripli-vc Geometry and Draivinff Born in Rockbridge County, ' irginia, necem- ber 6, 1881. Graduated from ' . M. I. %vith fourth stand, 1900. Employed by the American Telephone : Telegraph Company, and then by the Pennsylvania Railroad, ' oi- ' o2. Commandant of Cadets, Chamberlain-Hunt Academ ' , ' o2- ' o3. Assistant Professor of Physics, V. M. I., ' 04. Adjunct Professor in the Department of Draw- ing, ' o8- ' i3. With Gulf Ship Island Railway, ' o3- ' o4. In charge of V. M. I. Summer School, ' o8- ' i2. Associate Professor of Engineering, ' 13- ' 20. Since 1920, Colonel and Professor of De- scriptive Geometry, and Drawing, V. M. I. Col. Richard S. Dodsox C.E. Major, Field Artillery. l S. Army: Commandant of Cadets Born, Norfolk, Va., May 6, 1S86. Cadet First Lieutenant, First Jackson Hope Medalist and B.S. Degree, V. M. I., 1906; C.E. Degree, Cornell University, 1908; Second Lieutenant, L ' . S. Army, 1910. With First Prov. Brigade, Galveston, Texas, 191 1. Distinguished Graduate, C. A. School, Ft Monroe, ' a., 1915. Graduate, Spe- cial Course, School of Fire for Field Art llerv, Ft. Sill, Okla., 1917. Lt. Colonel of Field Artil- lery, World War, participating in St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives and occupation of Toul Sector with i+6th and 303rd Field Artillery Reg- iments, later Adjutant Ninth Corps and with Interall ' ed Trade Commission, Vienna, Austria. Served in Philippine Islands, i zo- ' zz. Gradu- ate, Advanced Course, C. A. School, 1923. Honor Crraduate, Command and General Staff School, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, 1924.. Graduate, the . rmy War College, Washington, D. C, 1927. Professor of Military Science and Tactics and Commandant of Cadets since July i, 1927. CoLoxEL George A. Derbyshire Lieut., U. S. A., Retired Exi-cutive Officer Graduated from V. M. I. in 1889 with rank of Cadet First Captain. Tactical officer, V. M. I., ' 99-01. Served as lieutenant with Porto Rico regiment, ' 98, being transferred later to regu- lar army with which he served in Porto Rico and the Philippines. Retired in ' 04. With engi- neering department of New York Central Rail- road, ' o5- ' i5. Post Adjutant and instructor in mathematics, V. M I., ' i5- ' i7. Recalled to active service in 1917 and assigned to duty as Professor of Military Science and Tactics and Commandant of Cadets, V. M. I., for period of the war. He has been Executive OfHcer since 191 9. Col. R.avmoxd E. Dixox M.A. Frojissor of Enijlisli and L ' llcralurc Attended Ripon College, ' o5- ' o7, and Univer- sitv of Wisconsin, ' o7- ' o9. Attended summer ses- sions. University of Wisconsin, ' 09, ' 12, ' 20, ' 21. University of Illinois, ' 14- ' ! 6. A B. degree from Wisconsin, ' 09, and M.A. degree, ' 13. From ' i3- ' i6, Instructor of Rhetoric, University of Illi- nois. Assistant Cashier of State Bank, Dalton, Wisconsin, ' i6- ' i9. From February to June, ' 19, acting ifiead of English Department, V. M. I. Associate Professor of English and History, V. M. I., ' 20- ' 2i. Since September, 1921, Professor of English and Literature, V. M. I. Col. Edward Steidtman M.A., Ph.D. Professor of Mineralogy and Geology A.B., M A., Ph.D. from University of Wis- consin. Assistant Professor of Geology, Uni- versity of Wisconsin, ' i2- ' 22. Assistant Geol- ogist, Wisconsin Geological Survey, ' 07 and ' 12. Geologist, U. S. Geological Survey, ' i8- ' i9. Geologist for various interests in Minnesota, Michigan, Georgia, Idaho and Alaska. Author of reports and papers on geological subjects. Member of the Geological Society of America; member of the American Society and of the Wis- consin Academy of Sciences and Arts. Appoint- ed Professor of Mineralogy and Geology, V. M. 1., 1923. Col. Stewart W. Anderson M.S. Proiessor 0} Electrical Enninecrino Graduated from V. M. I., 1908. Command- ant, Charlotte Hill Military Academy. Electrical Engineer, U. S. Navy Department. Assistant Professor, V. M. I., ' 14- ' ! 7. Commissioned Sec- ond Lieutenant of Engineers, U. S. A, June, ' 17; promoted to First Lieutenant in August, ' 17; and to Captain in August, ' 18. Served in France vith the Three Hundred and Seventh Engineers, taking part in the St. Mihiel and Argonne offensives. Resigned commission, ' 19, and became Adjunct Professor of Electrical En- gineering. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, ' 20. Since 1925, Colonel and Professor of Electrical Engineering. Col. James A. Axdersox C.E. Professor of Ci ' vil Engineering First distinguished graduate «ith B.S. degree, Class of ' 13, v. M. I. Instructor at Shenandoah Vallev Academy, ' i3- ' i+. Assistant Professor of Civil ' Engineering, V. M. I., ' i+- ' i6. Degree of Civil Engineer, Cornell I ' niversity, ' 17. Captain, Quartermaster Corps, Virginia National Guard, ' 17. Assistant Quartermaster, Thirtieth Division, U. S. A., ' i7- ' i8. Saw service in France and Be ' - gium. Assistant to Operations OIBcer, First Armv Headquarters, with rank of Major, ' i8- ' i9. Assistant to Administration Officer, Headquar- ters, Seventh Corps, with rank of Lieutenant- Colonel ' 19. Major and Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering, V. M. I., ' i9- ' 20. Lieutenant- Colonel and Associate Profe:.sor of Civil Engin- eering, ' zo- ' is- Since 1925, Colonel and Pro- fessor of Civil Engineering. Col. B. Davis Mayo B. S. Professor of Mathematics Born at Shenandoah, Page County, Virginia, 1884. Third distinguished graduate, V. NI. I., Class of 1909. Instructor, Fishburne Military Academy, ' 09- ' 10. Assistant Professor of Engi- neering teaching branches of higher mathe- matics, V. M. I., ' io- ' i7. Adjunct Profes-or of Mathematics, ' i7- ' 20. Lieutenant-Colonel and Associate Professor of Mathematics, ' 20- ' 2 5. Colonel since 1925- 29 Col. George L. Barton M.A., Ph.D. Professor oj Laiin Phi Beta Kappa, Raven, Bachelor and Master of Arts, University of V ' irginia. Instructor in Latin, University of Virginia, ' i2- ' i6. Instruc- tor in Latin, V. M I., ' i-j- ' i ). Major and Ad- junct Professor of Latin and French, V. M. I., 1919. Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Uni- versity of Virginia, 1920. Since 1919, Secretary and Treasurer, V. M. I. Athletic Association. Since 1925, Lieutenant-Colonel, and Professor of Latin, V. M. I. Col. Robert Lee B.vtes LLH., M.A, Ph.D. Professor of Psyiholoyy and Pliilosopliy Born at Middleway, West Virginia, 1886. De- gree of Bachelor of Laws, West Virginia Uni- versity, 1912. Graduate of Military Department, West Virginia University, 1912. Degree of Bachelor of Arts, West Virginia University, 1916. Student, Johns Hopkins ITniversity. High School Principal until 1918. First Lieutenant, Psychol- ogy Department, U. S. Army. Supervisor of Class Room Instruction, General Hospital No. 2. Degree of Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins Uni- versitv, 1920. Research Assistant, Psychology Department, Johns Hopkins University, ' 20- ' 2i. TTTr Lt. Col. Samuel M. Milner, Jr. B.S., M.A. Associate Professor of Modern Langiuigrs Graduated as Cadet Lieutenant at V. M. I., Class of 1911; received Jackson Hope Medal at Graduation. Assistant Professor, V. M. I , ' 11- ' 14. Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin, ' i4- ' i6. First Fort Meyer Training Camp, 1917. Commissioned First Lieutenant of Field Artillery, and served with the Three Hundred and Four- teenth Field Artillery at Camp Lee. Ordered overseas as Billeting Officer, March i, 1918. He served in that capacity until July, 1919. Ad- junct Professor, V. M. L, 1919. In 1920, pro- moted to rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and Asso- ciate Professor. ' " ' W Lt. Col. ] Iurr.av Edw.ards B.S., M.A. .Issociatc Professor of Modern Lanijua jes Graduate 1907, second Jackson-Hope. Com- mandant Rughy Academy of New Orleans for one ear. Returned to V. M. L as tactical officer, 1908. Went to Europe, r909, for travel and study; appointed by Carnegie Foundation as Exchange Teacher in Realgymnasium of Ham- burg, Germany. Post Adjutant and Assistant in German, ' tt- ' i3. Assistant in Department of German, Wisconsin University, ' i+- ' i5; received M.A. degree in German Literature, Wisconsin University. Returned to Institute and was Grad- uate Manager of Athletics, ' i6- ' i8. Commanded Provisional Battalion of W. and L. University, being sent to France in ' 18. Returned from France and entered business in St. Louis, Mo., ' 19-25, being a member of Board of School Directors of St. Louis. Returned to the Insti- tute in 1925 as Professor of German with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. Maj. HnxLEY P. BovKix B.s. Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Draiuing Born at " Sunnyside, " Southhampton County, Va., 1 89 1. Matriculated at V. M. I., 1909. Graduated at ' . M. I., 1912, vith B.S. degree. -Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Draw- ing, V. M. I., ' i2- ' 2o. Second Lieutenant, V. S. Armv; Assigned to V. M. I. Student ' s Army Training Corps, 1918. Major and Adjunct Pro- fessor of Mathematics and Drawing, V. M. I., ' 20- ' 27. IVI.Aj. Sterling M. Heflix B.s. Adjunct Professor of Physics Distinguished Graduate of V. M. L Class of 1916, receiving Cincinnati Medal on Gradua- tion. Assistant Commandant, Instructor in Mathematics, and Athletic Coach at Bingham Military, Asheville, N. C, ' i6- ' i7. Commis- sioned Captain of Infantry from First Fort Meyer Training Camp. Instructor at Second Fort Meyer Training Camp. Promoted to Major of Infantrv. Transferred to Central In- fantry O. T. S., Camp McArthur, Te. as. Ap- pointed Adjunct, C. I. O. T. S. Resigned from Army, December, 1918. Assistant Professor of Physics, V. M. I., Second Term, Session ' i8- ' i9. Oil business in Texas, ' i9- ' 20. Adjunct Pro- fessor of Physics V. M. I., since 1920. ] Iaj. Hernando M. Read A.B. Adjunct Professor of Ilislory and Enytisli Born at Dallas, Texas, February 28, 1897. West Texas Military Academy, ' o8- ' i2. Fourth dist ' nguished graduate. Class of 1916, ' . M. I. Instructor at Emerson Institute, Washington, D. C, September to November, 1916. Assistant Professor of English, V. M. I., ' i6- ' i8. Re- jected at Officer ' s Training School on account of defective vision. Waived exemption, and vas accepted in the service, September 4, 191 8. First Sergeant, Twenty-fourth (later Fourth) Company, One Hundred and Fifty-fifth Depot Brigade, Camp Lee, Virginia, September to De- cember, 1918. Upon discharge from the service, resumed duties at V. M. I. Since July i, 1921. Major and Adjunct Professor of English and History. Maj. John E. Townes Major r. S. A., Retired Adjunct Professor of History Born in 1886. Graduated from V. M. I., 1907, fourth in Class, vith rank of Cadet Captain. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Coast Artillery Corps, U. S. A., January 4, 1908; promoted to First Lieutenant, Coast Artillery Corps, July i, 1916, commanding Battery " F, " Fifty-th ' rd Artil- lery. Promoted to Major (temporary) February 6, 191 8, with Fifty-third Artillery, A. E. F., as Adjutant, Railway Artillery. Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel, C. A. C, October 11, 1918; Assistant Chief-of-Staff, Pi, Railway .Artillery, A. E. F. Retired with rank of Major, July i, 1920. Instructor, V. M. I., Department of History, Jan- uary to July, 1922. Since 1922, . ' Adjunct Pro- fessor of History, V. M. I. Maj. Blaxdv B. Clarkson B.S. Adjunct Professor of Mallicmatks Born March 15, 1890, at Millboro, Va. Stu- dent, Augusta Military Academy, ' o5- ' o9. Grad- uated from V. M. I. in 191+, with rank of Cadet Captain. Instructor and Coach at Marion Insti- tute, ' i4- ' i7. Attended Officer ' s Training Camp, Fort McPherson, receiving Commission of Cap- tain of Infantry, August, 1917. Served with the Three Hundred and Twenty-eighth Infantry, E ' ghty-second Division, at Camp Gordon. Over- seas from April to June, 191 8, commanding the Third Battalion, Three Hundred and Twenty- eighth Infantry, in the Amiens and Toule sec- tors, St. Mihiel, and in the Argonne. Commis- sioned Major, November, 1918. Since 1919, In- structor in Mathematics, and now Graduate Manager of Athletics at V. M. I. Maj. J. A. B. Dillard B.S. Aiijuinl Professor of Clu-mistry Born February 5, 1896. Distinguished grad- uate, V. M. I., Class of 1 91 6. Chemist with the Commercial Acid Company, 191 6. With the New Jersey Zinc Co., 191 7. Safety Engineer, and Chemical Engineer, Aluminum Company of America, ' 2o- ' 2i. Chemical Engineer for the Southern Acid and Sulphur Company, and the Arkansas Preservative Company, 1921. First Lieutenant of Infantry, Thirty-fourth and Ninety-seventh Divisions, 191 8. Post-Graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technol- ogv, ' 25- ' 26. Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, V. M! I., •26- ' 28. i -.iMl .iMWhm . M.Aj. RoHHRT A. Marr, Jr. C.E., B.s. .Iiijunct Professor of Cmil Entjhici-riiuj Preparatory work at Norfolk Academy, Nor- folk, Va. Graduated V. M. I., H.S. in Civil Engineering on graduation, C.E. from V. M. I., June, 1925. r. S. Army May, 1918, to July, 1919; Sergeant and First Sergeant Infantry. As- sistant Professor Mathematics, V. M. I., Sessions, ' i9- ' 2o, ' 2o- ' 2i, ' 2i- ' 22. Post Adjutant V. M. I., ' i9- ' 20, ' 20- ' 2i. Assistant Professor of Civil En- gineering, V. M. 1., ' 22- ' 23, ' 23- ' 24. Adjunct Professor Civil Engiiieering V. M. I., June, 1924, to date. Maj. Rorert J. Trixkle B.S. Adjunct Frojcssor of Electrical Enyinecrhui Born at Dublin, Va., October 5, 1893- At- tended Roanoke College, ' lo- ' ii. Graduated V. M. I. in 1 914, eighth in ClasSj with degree of B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Graduate Student ' s Course, Allis-Chalmers Electrical Man- ufacturing Company, ' i4- ' i5. With DuPont Pow- der Company, ' is- ' iy. Commissioned First Lieutenant from Fort Meyer Training Camp, 1917. Active service in U. S. Army in replace- ment and training centers. Camp Lee, Va., from August to May, 1919. Discharged with rank of Captain, May, 1919. Electrical Engineer with Bethlehem Steel Company until July, 1921. As- sistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, V. M. L, ' 2i- ' 22. Graduate work in Electrical En- gineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technologv, ' 25- ' 26. Adjunct Professor of Elec- trical Engineering, V. M. I., ' 26- ' 2j. Maj. Kenxeth S. Purdie B.S. AJjiinct Professor of Matlwmalics Graduate at V. M. I., as Cadet Captain, 1912; Assistant Commandant, and Instructor, Want- worth Military Academy, Lexington, Mo., ' 12- ' 14. Post Adjutant and Instructor, V. M. I., ' i3- ' i5. Commissioned United States Army, 1916. Served at Fort Monroe, Va., and Fort Amador, Canal Zone, attaining the rank of Major, Coast Artillery, in November, 1918. As- signed to V. M. I. as Commandant and Pro- fessor of Military Science and Tactics in Febru- ary, 1 919. He served in this capacity for a year and a half. Returned to V. M. I. in 1926, as Major and Assistant Professor of Mathematics. ' i l ' .«l 1 ?■ Maj. Henry S. Kane, Jr. B.S. Adjunct Professor of English Graduated V. M. I., June, 1910, with B.S. in Electrical Engineering, as Cadet Lieutenant. Post-Graduate Student University of Michigan, ' i2- ' i3. Commandant of Cadets, Shenandoah Valley Academy, Winchester, Va., for three years. Commandant of Cadets, Porter Military Acad- emy, Charleston, S. C, for four years. Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of the South, for one year. Supervisor Bartlett-Hay- ward Engineering and Construct ' on Company, Baltimore, Md., 191 7. Lieutenant U. S. Army, 191 8. Instructor of Mathematics, Shenandoah Valley Academy, ' 20- ' 24. Post-Graduate Student University of Virginia, 1925. Adjunct Profes- sor of English, V. M. I., since September, 1925. Maj. John Herbert Claiborne Mann B.s. C.E. .Idjuncl Professor of Cii ' il Enijinrering Born at Petersburg, Va., August 22, 1900. Entered V. M. I. fall of 1917. Marine Corps Section of S. A. T. C. from September to Decem- ber, 1918. Graduated V. M. I. in 1921, fourth in class with degree of B.S. in Civil Engineering. Instructor in Department of Mathematics V. M. I., ' 2i- ' 23. Instructor in Department of Civil Engineering, ' 23- ' 25. On leave of absence and doing post graduate work at M. I. T., ' 25- ' 26. C. E. from V. M. I. June, ' 26. Since 1927, Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering V. M. I. Dr. M. Volm B.s. M.A. Ph.D. Adjunct Professor of German Born on May 2, 1894, in the state of Hohen- zollern (Prussia), Germany. After attending high school and college for nine years, he re- ceived the degree of Bachelor of Science. At- tended the following universities from 1919 to 1924: Frieburg, Munich, Bonn, Cologne and Muenster. At Muenster he was awarded the Master ' s degree. Served in the German army from 1914 to 1918 as a lieutenant. Attended the University of Wisconsin in 1926-27 from where he received the license to teach in any kind of public schools. Now Adjunct Professor of Ger- man, V. M. I. 1 . ADMINISTRATIVE -t: T STAFF Col, R.B. James Surgeon r ,su-n r- " GoL Q.A.Derbyshire Goi. William Couper Executive Off icer Businesj Executive -.-v ■. ' ' ' l ' !£r! S S ' ' E4 -w najEA,Sale ' V . ' ' M ' s M retHdzelvvwD : L1br.3ri.3n Cap|.L .Steele 0 ' PliiiraryStoa ' keeper .haj.i A. Grove Quartermaster .- 38 Assistant Professors Captain- Richard C. Weaver Iiulnictor in Physics Captain- Littleton S. Roberts Instructor in Chemistry Captain- Medford G. Ramev Instructor in English Captain Hobart Rvland Instructor in French Captain Stanton C. Blain Instructor in Spanish Captain James Leigh Sims Instructor in Mathematics Captain- James A. Mitchell Instructor in Spanish Captain John S. Jamison, Jr Instructor in Electrical Enijineering Captain Paul Estil Caldwell Instructor in History Captain Percival W. Smith, Jr Instructor in Mathematics and Drawing Captain Daniel D. Moses, Jr Instructor in Economics Captain Theodore August Klein Instructor in English Captain. Robert H. Knox, Jr Instructor in Mathematics Captain Jesse W. Caldwell Instructor in Ci-vil Engineering Captain John James Delaney Instructor in Chemistry 1N Department oi Civil Engineering Colonel J. A. Andersov Major H. P. Bovkin " Major R. A. Marr, Jr. Major J. H. C. Mann- Captain- J. W. Caldwell The Civil Engineering course is the oldest one at the Institute, and graduates from this de- partment have won great renown in the business world. The regular curriculum courses are tollowed the first two years, with Surveying and Electricity in the latter, while the special engineering subjects are follo ved throughout the Second and First Class years. The work of this department has been arranged with an object which makes it unique among college engineering. The instructors realize that a school cannot turn out the finished lawyer, doctor or engineer, but only the man ([ualified to fit himself for such vocations. The result is an all-around course which fits a man for any form of business life, especially to practical work along the varied lines of Civil Engineering. Perhaps the greatest lesson learned is that of recognizing the proper relation between abstract and concrete things. First a man is taught to think clearly and then he is shown what to think. Common sense and its practical use are stressed as important, for the plan is not to turn out bookworms with strings of facts in their heads, but clear thinkers who know where to find out exact facts in a moment. To develop both of these qualit es the work is divided between class- room recitations and practical problems in the field and laboratory. The results of this system have been very gratifying to its originators and very pleasing to its graduates, for today Civil Engineers from ' . M. I. are found holding large, responsible pos- tions in practically all phases of the work. These men also show their faith in younger graduates by each year opening to them good positions with bright futures. The Institute Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers was organized in 1920, and is doing valuable work. Many prominent engineers admit that their greatest handicap is their inability to express themselves clearly and forcibly while on their feet. Often large deals hinge on th ' s one thing. The Student Chapter counteracts this veakness by Its bi-weekly meet- ings, at which students present very interesting programs on either particular engineering works or the field in general. Sometimes prominent engineers come down and give talks which keep the students in touch with the outside world and teach them practical facts. Department of Civil Engineering D. A. ClLLEY D. St. C. Combs A. FULKERSON T. B. FuLKERSON R. W. Garrett W. S. Griffin G. D. Hanger F. B. Harrington H. T. Hopewell Members First Class H. T. Long A. McIVER A. H. McDowell H. W. Morgan J. Q. Marchant R. N. McGiffert W. L. Renn E. T. RUCKER J. p. Simpson R. W. HUITON M. T. Tarrell L. C. TliORNHILL G. T. Ward W. T. Waits W. W. WiCKES S. L. Williamson C. M. WOOOBURY W. A. Woodward C. M. Shepperson E. C. Ambler R. S. Cochrane J. P. Cooper S. H. Duerson H. C. Draper R. C. Earle T. W. EWING W. H. Flannagan M. Folkes P. L. Guthrie C. T. GUINN R. B. Grubbs R. A. Herron Second Class F. a. Harner C. M. Hunter W. T. Hull W. M. Holcomb T. T. Kellam T. H. Kenyon T. F. Langben O. J. Martvn R. J. Miller E. P. Montgomery T. W. McDowell E. W. McGlone G. R. McWane C. Nelson F. W. Okie J. H. B. Peay W. Pettyjohn H. W. Reid A. Roberts J. Schwinhart J. F. Sullivan J. V. Summerlin W. T. Talman T. F. Thompson C. F. Walker G. M. Walker L. G. Walker C3tAE ' " »AX ■ Department of Electrical Engineering Colonel Stewart W. Axdersox Major E. Lee Trinkle Captain J. S. Jamison s The Department of Electrical Engineering was founded at V. M. I. in 1898. Before this time the more general Civil Engineering course touched on electricity and was the only engineer- ing course at the Institute. However, realizing the great strides being made in electrical research and the important position this branch of engineering was making for itself in the technical world, the Electrical Engineering course was inaugurated. This came about in order to meet the demand for more men versed in the science of Electricity and from the strong desire on the part of many students to specialize in their technical work. Since its founding the course has shown a steady growth, which is continuing at present in a very material manner, in the installation of new equipment and, looking to the future, in the erection of an Engineering building for the use of the electricians along with the other engineering students. The course itself is thorough in every detail, offering an unusually complete theoretical course in electrical engineering as well as all phases of practical work in the laboratories. All technical instruction is based upon the broad, fundamental courses of the Third and Fourth Class years . The theoretical courses taken up are: Mechanics, Surveying, Elementary Elec- tricity, Business Law, Geology, Heat Engineering, Direct and Alternating Currents, Lumination a[id Electrical Engineering. All theoretical work goes hand in hand with practical work in the laboratories, and it is the aim of the department to turn out men who are well versed in the laws and instruments of their profession and able, as well, to put their knowledge into practice. With the new material installed it is no " possible to conduct experiments in all subjects covered in the electrical courses. Electrical engineers are also given courses in surveying, field work, drafting and machine design during the last t vo years. Experiments and tests are also made in the well-c(|uipped Hydraulic Laboratory. A student branch of the . " American Institute of Electrical Engineers holds monthly meetings for the discussion of engineering problems among the cadets. Distinguished engineers are from time to time invited to make addresses at these meetings. Department of Electrical Engineering F. Barkus C. P. Bowman M. T. Decker R. B. Batte R. L. DOWNEY W. E. Engelhard G. J. Hales W. E. HOBBS Members First (Jlass R. D. Ketxer W. G. MORREL W. H. Old G. H. Shield C. N. Ballencer W. E. Black G. W. Day W. Halsteau S. H. Franklin D. N. HicciNS E. F. James E. A. Moore H. P. White W. C. Youncblood J. O. Couch E. N. Anderson H. C. Couch J. K. Davis D. Green L. GWATHMEY E. C. Hanks R. C. Hanna Second Class L. C. GOODE T. McFall W. H. McClanahan J. K. Moss K. D. Pratt J. F. PUCH C. R. Rodwell J. Smith A. W. Wagner H. C. Wesson W. M. Wilson R. A. Wright J. W. Young Department of Chemical Engineering Colonel Hunter Pendleton Colonel Edward Steidtmann Major J. A. B. Dillard Captain L. S. Roberts Captain J. J. Delanev The aim of the Chemistry Department is to lay a firm foundation for all those men «ho have in view medicine, chemical research, or commercial chemical work. The course is a sound one and is yearly becoming more advanced. It is begun in the Third Class year, when all men are required to take an elementary course in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry. This year gives a basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of all chemistry and prepares those who intend to pursue this subject during the following two years. When the men enter the Second Class and elect chemistry, they have a general knowledge of the subject and are ready to pick up the real work of this broad course. The work is taken up gradually, so that no one will become overburdened or confused with too many novelties. Biol- ogy, with its great connection to our life and health, as well as things about us, is taken up in detail and given thorough study, going from the lowest to the highest forms of all life. Later in the course the theoretical work is stressed, but is still kept beside the practical labora- tory work as far as possible. Mineralogy is an important course and the principles of the metal industries are closely studied. Business Finance is also placed in this course in order to round it into a course for real business men and teach them the principles of big business, which may be of great importance to them in after life. Aside from all this knowledge obtained from books the young chemists, as well as all other V. M. I. graduates, find that they owe much to the splendid instructors who have taught and at the same time set standards of living for them. There is now on foot a plan to organize a student chapter of the American Chemical Society at the Institute. This will bring to the cadets numerous reliable chemical papers and will have a great effect in keeping up interest in the subject, attaching a practical side to it, and in en- lightening the cadets as to what is going on in the chemical world outside. The chemistry course is undoubtedly expanding and promises to make better its present good name. Department of Ckemical Engineering E. E. Barksdale A. BOOCHER F. B. Clements J. T. Cooper M. D. Delanev R. Eppes H. H. Gregory Members First Class M. T. HsiEH J. C. LOFTIN F. B. Markle M. O. McNav D. C. McGehee R. S. Mitchell J. S. Mo nv J. H. Nichols C. S. NuN.v T. R. Ragland K. A. Ruck F. E. Smith J. C. West C. E. Wightman G. D. Aver A. J. Barnes C. M. Beamer W. O. Bloch T. T. Bowles R. F. Brewer J. C. Carpenter F. L. Carpenter T. C. Collins F. H. Dewey J. G. Earnest Second Class V. O. F0V LER W. C. French H. H. Havnes C. C. Hyatt E. C. Johnson N. T. JOYNER J. J. Ketchum W. B. Milton W. R. Moss F. E. Nabers A. R. Payne A. F. Ryland P. T. Seaborn A. D. Smith R. L. Smith P. V. Spooner L. P. Thomas N. B. Tucker E. T. Upson W. A. Wellborn J. D. Winter QHAf-MAU. — -30 Department of Liberal Arts Colonel Henrv C. Ford Colonel Raymond Dlxon lieutexant-colonel robert l. bates Captain- D. D. Colonel William M. Hunlev Major John E. Town ' ES Major Hernando M. Read Moses From its infancy V. M. I. was destined to be principally a technical school %vith Civil Engineering as its main department. As time passed, however, it was soon found that there were numerous cadets who desired to follow other courses of instruction that would enable them to fit themselves better to study law. take up a newspaper career, or go into commercial or government service. In order to fit their needs and to broaden the cirriculum at the Institute, the Liberal Arts course was adopted in 191 2, and has been one of the most prominent depart- ments ever since its inauguration. Since the inception of the course it has steadily grown in popularity, size and efficiency. Graduates of the Institute, holding the degree of Bachelor of Arts, have done remarkably well in various lines of endeavor, and a large number who have gone to other schools after graduating from here have made enviable records. It is to be noted that the first two Rhodes Scholars from V. M. I. were graduates of the Liberal Arts course. Much can be said of this course from many sides. The faculty is composed of very able and highly educated men who have exerted a tremendous influence upon the students. The course itself embraces all the ground covered by similar courses in the leading colleges and universities of the country. Of course, the character of the work is different at V. M. I. from any other school ; however, the intensive nature of instruction, the system of requiring each cadet to recite daily, and the other requirements peculiar to V. M. I., but in the process of adoption by other leading colleges, are very effective in making the course so thorough. In addition to this, the V. M. I. library is used by tlie Liberal Artist, several hours each week being spent there, where each cadet is required to read and study under the supervision of faculty officers. The library is well stocked with standard works and the best current literature having to do with the special subjects taught, in addition to a wide selection of magazines, newspapers, and other periodicals covering the whole range of literary and scientific thought and achievement. Department of Liberal Arts W. L. Ambrose T. G. Berrv T. P. FULLILOVE O. VV. C5FR0ERER T. F. King C. S. KuMp J. T. Li W. 15. LocKwoon J. W. Mann A. R. GlESEN M. Bellamy A. W. Browning G. W. BURKITT C. W. Dabney E. H. Daniel G. L. Fenton G. P. Frazer E. L. Gill L. GiLLIS L. B. Hatcher Mem HERS First Class R. C. Marshall J. C. Miller, Jr. L. L. Montague R. Newman K. OBerrv R. J. Ogii.vie V. A. Owens I. V. Pendleton k. C. Peyton Second Class P. J. Hunter M. M. Jackson J. L. JOHENNING L. C. Liang E. J. McMuLLEN F. H. Marshall J. R. Mills J. L. Minter B. A. Meyers L. P. Nelson J. D. Nichols L. T. Preston B. C. Rawlins W. A. Read J. M. Robertson R. S. Spilman C. J. Tai W. N. Thompson G. B. Walker L. Wang W. Wood H. C. PlIILPOTT J. M. Plaza R. E. Rohleder H. H. Staudt E. R. Stegman W. B. Timberlake J. B. Watson R. C. Wellford J. Stuart White W. C. Whittle Vjri : ■ • ._y, ' r , .-,.». .- .. fj ' 94Hal SCENES OX THE POST CLASSES CI asses HEN the memories of Alma Mater mellow into the more poignant feelings of loving friendship, then to the heart of every keydct comes a longing for the dearest friends he ever knew: his classmates. Nowhere is the spirit of class fraternity and brotherhood more strongly developed than at the Vir- ginia iVlilitary Institute, and the ties are strengthened by the life within the Corps, lived as a class. When each bewildered newcomer matriculates, he enters into a year of hardship softened only by the knowledge that his experiences are also the experiences of his every classmate, his brother rats. These mutual hardships lay the indestructible foundation for a class love which is strengthened more and more as each year brings its strife and then its achievements for the class. In the fourth class, the cadet meets many humilia- tions which characterize rathood. In the third class, during his second year at the Institute, there comes to the cadet the inevitable reaction of hard-boiled radicalism, expressed by attempted disregard of restraint and punished by the similarly inevitable regulations. Here, in the third class, the cadet also encounters the first of responsibilities to come, when he is decorated with the chevrons of the corporal ' s office, granted only to members of his class. Following this year of pleasure and misconception comes the sobering influence of being a second classman. The highest ranking non-commissioned officers of the Corps are chosen from the second class ; the class ring, symbol of love and unity of class and school alike, is donned, and the anticipated pleasures of oncoming dignity are fully ap- preciated. To the cadet, his third year is one of reflection, observation, and preparation. At last he has served his apprenticeship, and the full glory of the first class year becomes known to him as to every other son of V. l. I. Privileges, restricted but priceless, are granted him. Heritages and traditions are intrusted to him for safe- keeping and perpetuation. In his hands rests the guidance of the Corps, for from the first class are chosen the officers of the Corps, and under its direction is the Honor Court, sacred to all V. M. I. cadets of both the present and the past. The cape and the paletot, superficial evidences of seniority, are the first classman ' s to wear, and the leadership of the athletic teams and all extra-curricula activities are his by right. The climax is reached with graduation, but the years as a keydet leave a chain of memories of brother rats and barracks life which will always be cherished in the hearts of graduates of the ' Virginia Military Institute. v GLIMPSES HERE AXD THERE 52 ........KHIlMMIIIfo llML . Mi-ji ' -t ' {yt jj-j z-iu-i. — j-i v . ' MMWWm First Class (77;f Class of ig2S) J. C. West President H. W. Morgan- Vitc-Prcsuicnt S. L. Williamson- ... Historian 53 .1 - - ' i First Class History lAX ONE THINK of anything more impossible than a page of history ' covering, even in part, the four years of class friendships, supposedly cov- ering the countless incidents that make a class history, the sentiment and the inborn spirit of the class, the ideals and tradition of a " Greater V. M. I., " handed down and growing since 1839? That is the futile at- tempt at a true class history. Ve cannot forget our Rat year. The change from years of " biding our own pleasure " to the disciplining of a Rat was accomplished (in those days) in a short, a very short time. The three weeks ' stay in the old gymnasium and the friendships formed there, the opening dances in the Mess Hall, the hot September drills on the hill, the wet Wofford football game in our only, new grey shirt and Rat pants, were merely forerunners to our cadet life. Then we entered barracks with more recep- tions, sheenies, and other such Rat displeasures and pleasures, emerging in June as justly proud old cadets. As mean Third Classmen Wolf, West, and Crider were to lead us over the jxar of " paint and powder, " sans powder, our flagrances of sophomoric passion were kept within reasonable limits — as evidenced by the voluntary discontinuance of bomb throwing by the class. This second year passed into another short summer leave, and we returned on the third of September with two proud stripes and depleted numbers. The Second Class year was a haven for rest. Among the many missing members at the beginning of this year was Johnny Crider — followed at Christmas by our pres- ident, J. B. Wolf. W e cannot express our loss at their departure, yet fortune was with us, for we had Jack W est and Bill Morgan to ably control the destinies of our two closing years. But this rest was not for long, and after a " Grand Jan " and our Final Ball, Uncle Sam ' s R. O. T. C. camps were given the six weeks pleasure of ' 28 ' s company. Fort Bragg and Wrightsville Beach, Meade and Baltimore, Myer and W ' ' ashington, Humphreys and Alexandria, sand and sand and hot sand vere our train- ing grounds during a rather enjoyable six weeks. A month at home and then the last year — and volumes of history this would re- quire. In the minds of a prejudiced few and as a result of the unpleasant events of last fall we have been ignorantly accused of not keeping the faith. This seems to be nothing short of grasping at foregone and unsound conclusions. Our actions have been the outgrowth of unfortunate circumstances. We have had the Institute deep at heart, we have carried on, and even now the essential smoothness of barracks life has been re-established on a smoother basis than ever before. The roster of the Monogram Club shows a great number from the Class of 1928 — the honor and glory of V. M. I. has been held aloft by our athletes whose names will be held forever in the Institute Hall of Fame. The most important move instigated in our entire four years at the Institute and, we believe, for years past, was the voluntary agreement to do away with the laying of hands on new cadets; and as a result, the abolition of that stigma which has been reflected time and again on the good name of the Corps. In view of such circum- stances, no one, however inclined he might be towards knocking V. M. I., can take hazing as a source of complaint. So now we can review our history with pride, and justly say that Stonewall Jack- son ' s school is bound for that great and unlimited development which she so rightly deserves. 56 SNAPSHOTS OF ' 28 57 Fourth Class — I Class— Pvt. C( Class— Pvt. Co. — Pvt. Co. " E. " ■E. " Third Second First Class WILLIAM LEONARD AMBROSE, JR. Born 1907. Knoxville, Tenn. Liberal Arts Infantry Matriculated 1924. " Sclinitz, " " Deslterale, " " Brosie " After rnaminf; all nver the mountains of Tennessee, Leonard came to the conclusion that there were no thrills left, so he came to Virginia to find them. He picked V. M. I. for his headquarters. His rat vear was a rather quiet and uneventful one, being interrupted only hy numerous " sheenies " and " shirt-tail " parades. But the one thrill that comes to all rats «ho sit tight and keep a stiff upper lip came to " Snitsy " when finals made him an old cadet and a third class- man. During this year Leonard became known for his high standing as a member of the P. T. ' s, and here he found the thrill that he came for in his numerous searches for the " golden brick. " He was a terror to all the O. C. ' s and O. D. ' s, and gave no end of trouble to the after taps guard through his desire to fire the evening gun in the court yard at 3:00 a. m. During his second class year Leonard decided to take Arts. He is well fitted for this course and has taken a h ' gh stand. During the summer which followed, Camp Meade, Captain Scobey and Flossie proved quite the undoing of our proud son of the Tennessee mountains. It seems that they just couldn ' t get along, but who cares, he had a good time, and that is all that a Keydet looks for at camp anyway. With all his ups and downs Leonard has come through on the (op with a host of friends. We have confidence in you, and know you will make a success in this old world. Ciondbye and best o ' luck. " D l irsi: subs. " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " B. " Com- Iiany Football. Rat Boxing Stiuad. Rat Baseball Sciuad. NortliLTU Virginia Club. Third Class— Corp. Co. " E. " Varsity Football Squad, Northern Virginia Club. Set ' iiml Clas.s — Sgt. Co. " E. " Varsity Foot- ball Squad, Varsity Boxing Squad, Varsity Baseball Squad. Northern Virginia Club. " Cadet " Staff, A. I. E. E., Marshal Ring Figure, Mar- shal Final Ball. First Class— Pvt. Co, " E, " Varsity Football Squad, Varsity Boxing Squad, Varsity Baseball Squad, University Club, Northern Virginia Club, A. I. E. E., O. G. ' s Association. " Cadet " Staff, Marshal Final German. CLAUDE NEWTON BALLENGER POTOM. C, Va. Electrical Engineering Cavalry " lial, " " Bull, " " NeiL-t " Matriculated 1924. " Open vide ve golden gates, and let the conqueror in " is the tune that the train hearing " Bal " to the Institute seemed to hum. True to the promise of the hum of the train, the gates vere opened, but after a look around the young conqueror decided to put his conquests off for a year at least. At the end of his first year, however, we found the second part of the promise of the train fulfilled when " Bal " appeared at the Final Ball with shining gold lace pinned to his coatee sleeves. Another year saw him through the trials and tribulations of a third classman, and an- other Final Ball found him wearing the gold lace higher on the same coatee sleeves. His second class year saw him in the ranks of the electricians trying to find out how many amperes a firefly can generate. And then he entered the home stretch. During this last year, " Bal " has been a member in good standing of the most exclusive order of the O. G. ' s, and one of the best in overcoming " P-foot ' s " resistances, both in series and in parallel. In saying goodbye to " Bal " it is impossible to express all that is in our hearts or to do justice to a man of so many fine qualities. We can only say that we wish him the best of luck, and that we know he will bring even greater glory to his Alma Mater in his chosen profession than he did while here. " Has first call li.-cnt yet? " Fourth Class— Pvt. Co. ' D, " Tide- vater Club. Tliird Class — Pvt. Co. •■D. " Tidewater Club. Second Class — Pvt. Co. " D. " Tidewater riub. O. R. P.. Company Tennis Team. Marshal Ring Figure Mar- shal Final B.-ill. Tirst Class— Pvt. Co. " D. " Tidewater Club. O. R. P.. II pan Marshal Final EDWIN EDMUNDS BARKSDALE SUTHERLIN, Va. Born 1906. Chemical Engineerinfi Cavalry " Eddie " Matriculated 1924. Who is this? It is " Duck-legs. " Hailing from Norfolk and the land of the wide beaches and open sea, the restrictions of barracks life seemed to hem him in too much, so he changed the scene of his acti ' ities to Sutherlin. The change seems to have been good for him, for since this happened, he has developed into one of the real highbrows of his class. As a chemiit, there is little that " Ole Rat " or anyone else can tell him; as a bridge pla er, we have seen few who are his equal. The fates have been hard to Eddie; just as he came into ' . M. I. the tennis team was abolished. If there had been a tennis team during these last three years, nothing short of a miracle could have kept him from winning a monogram in this sport. During the summer after our second class year, Eddie went to camp with the cavalry. His previous experience along certain lines stood him in good stead here, and he was able to get the most out of his camp life. There are few cavalrymen who will ever forget Eddie ' s trips to Baltimore and over the guy ropes. There were certain other trips during the summer, and as a result when Eddie left Washington, his escutcheon was not as bare of hearts as his sleeves are of chevrons. In spite of the fact that Eddie has spent one summer driving railroad spikes, he expects to become a doctor. Some day he will be a great surgeon and whittle on our appendices, but just the same — God bless him. He is one of the boys. " Let ' s have recall " Fourth Class— Pvt. Co. " D. " W. Va. Club, Company Baseball. De- Mdlav Club. Third Class — Coi-p. Co. " D. " W. Va. Club. Class Foot- ball and Basketball, Company Baseball. DeMolay Club. Seconil Class — Q. M. Sgt. Co. " D. " W. Va, Club, A. I. E. E., Assistant Man- ager Baseball. Company Football, Final Ball Committee. Marshal Ring Figure. Marshal Final Ball, First Class — First Lieut. Co. " D, " Manager Varsity Baseball, Com- pany Football and Basketball, Athletic Council, President A, I. E. E., O. D. ' s Football Team. O. D. " s Association. Hop Committee, Editor-in-Chief 192S Bomb, Mar- shal Final Ge FREDERICK BARKUS Charleston ' , W. Va. Born 1907. Electrical Eiiijincerinij Matriculated 1924. " Fred, " " Freddie " It was early in September, 1924, that Stonewall Jackson raised his bronze field glasses to his bronze eyes and his bronze lips murmured: " Fred Barkus will be heard from today. " The echo of the speech reverberated through the Virginia hills, and after four years have passed, the name of " Fred Barkus " still rings through the grim walls of the " Fortress on the Hilltop. " Fred ' s colorful career rapidly divided itself into four parts. Academically, he wore stars every year as reward of merit. Choosing the hardest subject in the catalog, he has tacked his colors at the top of the Electrical course. Fred has not only been a worthy wearer of the gold braid upon the hill, but as a backfield ace he was a sturdy credit to the O. D. ' s football team. Recognizing their classmate ' s unusual managerial talent, his class elected Fred editor of the 1928 Bomb, In this position he proved worthy of his trust and demonstrated an ability that will insure his success in the life that is to come. Last, but by no means least, among Fred ' s noteworthy achievements is the trail of broken and bleeding hearts the d ' Artagnan of the Artillery left in his triumphal exodus from Fort Bragg. Their " Freddy-boy ' ' is the prime cause of much of the heart trouble down in Carolina. It is not goodbye but just adieu, Fred. Classmates such as you are never bidden goodbye forever. In the future that awaits you. as in W M. I., when the name of a man worth his mettle is called, the echo will answer — Fred. " Ton dors it feci to he perfect; Fourth Class— Pvt. Co. " A, " Tide- w:iter Club, Radio Club. Tlilril Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Episcopal Church Club, Ti(lc vat.-r club, riadio Club. Second Class — l ' t. Co. " C, " Episcopal I ' hui-. h iluh. Tidewater Club, Univci.siiy clul.. Radio Club, Dramatic Club, A, I. E. E., Marshal King Fiyure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " B, " Episcopal Church Club. Tidewater Club, Treasurer Radio Club, A. I. E. E., Dramatic Club, O. G. ' s Association. Mar- shal Final German. ROBERT BOLLING BATTE Norfolk, Va. Born 1906. Elcclrual Ent ini- Engineers " Bolting " Matriculated 1925. " I ain ' t lazy. " When you hear this expression, look for Boiling. This ruddy-cheeked youth came to us from parts unknown at the beginning of our third class year. No sooner had he settled down than he began to amaze the members of the old Ninth Section by his ability as a slide rule artist. Many of " Monk ' s " problems fell under the deadly accuracy of his " slip stick. " Boiling ' s ability as a radio operator was not overlooked, and he soon became an active mem- ber of the radio club. The latter part of his third class year was spent in putting V. M. I. on the map in the amateur radio vorld. As a second classman he did not have much time for such trifles as radio; he was in love. During this year his attentions were centered on a certain young lady at Hollins, but this did not prevent him from having two or three girls on his string at every hop. At the end of this year Boiling and his justly famous Ford went to camp together; Boiling willingly, and the Ford after much persuasion. Thereafter, however, both he and the Ford were willing to leave this same camp at any time, for an hour or a week. Those who went with him on his several week-end trips will never forget either the car or the driver — no, never. From camp Boiling rolled into summer school. Here he spent nearly all of his time either in or under the Ford; vhen he studied will always remain a mystery to us, but he managed to get through. " R. B. ' s " friends are many, and we know that his lovable disposition will always win him many more. In saying goodbye, we, his friends here, wish him the best that a classmate can. " il ' iii ' t jive a d " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. ' B, " Rat Football Squad, Company Rifle Team, Rat Track Squad, West Virginia Club. Third Class — Corp. Co. Virginia Cluli. A. M. Second Class — Pvt. Co. pany Football, West Club, Secretarv-Treasur sity Club. Vice-Presidt A. Club, Marshal Rii Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " B, " Company Football, West Virginia Club, A. M. A. Club. A. P. S. A., " Bomb " Staff, •■Razzers, " O. G. ' s Association, Marshal Final German. Club. " B. " West A. Club. " B, " Com- Figurt THORNTON GRANVILLE BERRY, JR. Charleston, W. Va. Born 1904. Matriculated T924. Artillery ' ■T-Iinry. " " T " When " T " landed at the Institute in the fall of ' 24, he began his fourth rat year, each at a different military school. As a result of his training there was little that anyone could tell him about the military end of the life here, and the final ball found him vearing the chevrons of a corporal. He kept these chevrons during the year which followed, but academic honors did not come to him as easily as military honors, and his last three years have been one long struggle with " The Doctor " and his associates of the academic building. Now that we see " T " leaving with his " dip " we realize that there is no man in the class who has worked harder or who more richly deserves to graduate. There are few men at V. M. I. who have, or deserve, more friends than " T. " Those of us who have been lucky enough to know him well, know that his friendship is worth while, that he is a man to whom we can tie. His independence of thought, his honesty, and his sense of what is right command our respect, while his constant good humor and his personality make him a real friend. " T, " it will be hard for us to say good-bye to you. You have been a loyal brother rat and a true friend, and we know that ou will make a name for yourself. We wish you the greatest happiness and success that the world can offer. " Iloiii about that? " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " B, " Com- imny Football. Company Baseball, Tidewater Club. Third Class — Corp. Co. " B. " Varsity Baseball Squad. Sec. Tidewater Club. Sec- oiul Class — Sgt. Co. " B, " Varsity Baseball Tt ani. Monogram Club, University Club, A. I. E. E.. Tide- water Club. Marshal Ring Figure. Marshal Final Ball. First Class — 2nd Lt. Co. " C. " Varsity Base- ball Team. Monogram Club. " Cadet " Start, A. I. E. E.. Uni- versity Club, Tidewater Club, Marshal Final German. WILLIAM EDWARD BLACK, JR. Norfolk, Va. l orn 1905. Eliiliicat Eiiijiiii ' Artillerv Matriculated 192+. • ' Billy; ' ■■General. " " liiW " Why (liii ynii come up here, Mister? " was the first question asked of Bill when he halted his horse and battered at the portals of V. M. I., seeking admission. He has been explaining ever since. Deep was the mourning among the girls of Norfolk when Bill set out to seek his education for he realized that thoughts of love wo uld never mix with jet-oil and putz. His success in applying the latter has been evinced by the gold lace which covers h ' s sleeves. As a crowning recognition, Bill was advanced to " Commander-in-Chief of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps " during his last year — a position requiring no little ability. A sweater to keep away the cold blasts was adorned by a monogram during his second class year, and his ability as a hurler secured him another for his final year. It is hard to say goodbye, and we may travel far, Bill, old pal, but when things go wrong and friends prove few, we shall realize again what your friendship has always meant. Our longing will be for that seriousness of thought, that faithfulness to ideals, and that surety of understanding which would be, as always, your ready gift. .liLrigJit, sir ' %t Fourth Class— Pvt. Co. " C, " Mis- souri Clulj, Rat Boxing Squad. Varsity Boxing Sciuacl, Rat Base- ball Squad, Rat Basketball Squad. Company Baseball. Third Class — Corp. Co. " C, " Missouri Club, Varsity Boxing Squad, Company Baseball, Class Football. Second (;lass — Pet. Co. ' •C, " Missouri Club, Varsity Boxing Squad, Com- pany Football, Company Base- ball. Marshal Ring Figure. Mar- shal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Missouri Club. Com- pany Football. Company Basket- ball. Company Tennis. Company Baseball, O. G. ' s Association. O. R. iity Squ Marshal Final Germa ARNOLD BOOGHER St. Louis, Mo. Clicmiial Enti ' inrermci Matriculated 1924. " Arnie, " " Boogec " Among the poor devils vho entered tVie limit gates for the first time in September of 192+ was little, inconspicuous " Arnie " Boogher. It was net long, however, before he became known as a flyweight boxer of note and an expert slinger of a dike. The first of these achievements won for him a trip to West Point with the varsity boxing squad, and the second, orderly at Guard Mount whenever he went on guard. When Finals came around, we all expected to see him receive high-ranking corporal ' s chevrons, but some slip occurred and the final order placed him nearly at the end of the list. During his first and second class years, " Booge " was entirely too busy having a good time to pay any attention to military or athletic honors, and consequently lost his chevrons and his chance for a boxing monogram. He hasn ' t made an honest effort for either, though he could have had both. At camp " Arnie " divided his time between Pohic and Baltimore, although theoretically a cav- alry officer in training at Fort Myer. During this summer he was a shining light in matters not strictly military, maki ng a number of visits to the Brick Wall and to a certain side street in Washington. Although his stature is small, " Arnie ' s " heart is big, and his brother rats will long remem- ber him as a generous, true-hearted boy, always ready to do anything for a friend. " Boogie, " we are all together in saying, " (Joodbye and good luck to you. " " Don ' t even feel well. " Finirth Class — Pvt. Co. ' •F. " Third Class — Corp. Co. " A. " SecfUid Class— Sst. Co. " A. " A. I. B. E., llaislial Ring Fisuro. Marshal Final Ball. First Class —Pvt. Co. " A, " Marshal Final Gu rman. CORNELIUS PRESTON BOWMAN, JR. Staunton, Va. Born 1906. Elcctriral Enybicrring Artillery Matriculated 1924. -c. p.r •■Pi " Candle PoiLC " So this is college, " vere the first words uttered hv the dashing Don Juan pictured above, as he stepped out of his hansom cah and gazed at the comber walls of ' . M. I. back in the fall of ' 24. Hailing from Staunton, ju«t across the way, and after serving a two-year term at A. M. A., we are still wondering WHY Pres selected the " Fortress on the Hilltop " as the school of his heart ' s desire. But he did, and his brother rats feel that they, together with the Institute, have greatly profited thereby. After passing through a year of rathood storms and sheenies, Pres emerged into his third class year the proud possessor of the coveted corporal chevrons. But this year, too, with the usual trials and tribulations of a sophomore, soon passed, and we now find our hero embarking on the calm blue sea of a second classman as a full-fledged sergeant. Having chosen electricity as his life work, we now find him chasing " P-Foot ' s " elusive electrons all over the academic build- ing, and something even as far as Staunton on Sunday afternoon. However, this life of ease and luxury could not last always. June finally rolled around, as Junes will, the corps was dismissed, and Pres pulled out for the art ' llery camp at Fort Bragg. Here he became an ardent admirer of fine hor-cs and was allowed the privilege of driving the welI-kno%vn wheel team. Pres has reached his last year at the Institute, with the clean sleeves of a true O. G., and the dignity of a first-class man. Pres, your days at the Institute are over, but the loss is ours. There is a place for you in the world — at the top. May every possible success be yours. And now that the last parade has been held and taps has sounded for the last time, with heavy hearts we all join in bidding you a fond " Oocd-bye. " " Tlirrr ain ' l no justice. " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " A, " North Carolina Club. Third Class— Pvl. Co. --A. " North Carolina Club. Second Class — Pvt. Co. ■A. " Var- sity Boxing Squad. North Caro- lina Club, A. S. C. B., Marshal Ring Figure. Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " A, " North Carolina Club. Varsity Boxing SQuad, A. S. C. E., O. G. ' s Asso- ciation. Marshal Final German. DONALD ADOLPH CILLEY Hickory, N. C. Born 1907. Civil Engineering Engineers Matriculated 1924. " Ciiley " " Sound off, Mister! " " Cilley, Sir, Hickory, North Carolina, Sir. " With this introduction, a rather " lean and hungry " rat strolled into barracks. A reception committee, composed of third classmen, took " Silly " in charge and gave him so thorough an in- struction in the secrets of the interior that he decided to avoid this committee as much as possible in the future. The next year, as a third classman, he paid very little attention to the rate and even less to the call of military ambition, but being naturally a hard worker, he -was able to obtain full benefit of all of his academic work. hen he returned as a second classman, he deeded to become a civil engineer, and since that time has spent many an hour trying to persuade the " sum of the moments " that they are equal to the " sum of the forces. " When he returned again for his last year, after a summer at Fort Humphreys, he came with a resolve to be a dignified first classman, a loyal member of the O. G. ' s association, and the owner of a " dip. " In all of these he has been successful. " Silly, " old boy, we hate to tell you good-bye, but we know that you will reflect nothing but credit to your school and class in the years to come. Old man, we wish you the best that life can give. " Take a bet liilh you. " Fiiurtll Class — Pvt. Co. " D, " Ala- bama Clul), University Cluli. Third Class — Pvl. Co. " D. " Alabama Club, University Cluh. Second Class — Pvt. Co. " D, " Ahil.iiiiKv Club. Assistant Businesi? Miin:iK.r " Cadet. " O. R. P., Marshal I ' inal Ball. First Class — Pvt. Cu. " Ij. " Alabama ( ' lu)i. O. G. .S. Associa- tion, O. K. 1 ' ., Marshal Final Ger- man. FRANCIS Kl ' CJBKE CLEMENTS BiRMiNciiA.M, Ala. Born 1908. Chemical Eiiijinecring Cavalry " Frank " Matriculated 1923. When Alahama gave up a little man in the fall of ' 23, ' . M. I. gained another " D " com- pany rat in " F. B. " The rat year to Frank was no tea party, for it was in the good old days when rats were rats. Along with his classmates he " finned out " to beat the devil and the old cadets. Although a little small of stature, he was athletically inclined and made the wrestling squad. His third class year was colored hy the usual pranks of his brother rats. Always there was something, but the year passed wilh little of consequence. Perhaps the brightest event of this year was when he " got by " with running from Colonel Polk after that gentleman ' s sonorous voice had called " halt. " The usual non-consecjuential second class ensued and we then had a first classman in this little chemist. He followed " Steidy " in his rock-cracking tours, shook test tubes with " Old Rat, " and learned how to distill with " E)oggy. " The whole year vas one spent in obtaining knowledge, and in his graduation the world vilI encounter an able chemist. What ' . M. I. loses in Clements, the world gains. " .( ' at sof " ' ) Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " A, " Texas Club. Third Class — Pvt. Co. " A, " Texas Club, Varsity Polo Squad, Company Football. Swond Class — Pvt. Co. " A, " Class Football, A. S. C. E., Te. as Club, Varsity Track, Marshal King Figure, Mar- shal Final Ball. Fii-st Class — Pvt. Co. " A, " Texas Club, A. S. C. E., O. G. ' s Association, The " Legion, " O. G. ' s Football Team. Honor Court, Brother Mucks, General Committee, Marshal Final Ger- Born 1907. DAVID ST. CLAIR COMBS Sax Antonio, Tex. Ch ' il Enyhiecring Cavalry " Dave, " " D " Matriculated 1924. Like Lochinvar of old, this lean, lanky lad rode out of the uest into Lexington, spurs jingling and sombrero flapping. Dismounting at the Washington Arch and tying his cayuse to the statue, he approached the O. D., spat a flood of tobacco juice at this personage and inquired the way to the mess hall. Dashing Dave, or ' ' the Texas Terror, " as he is known to his intimates, soon won a place in the hearts of all that knew him. As a rat he was quiet enough, hut he attended a few " sheenies to assure himself that he had hit V. M. I. and not Southern Sem. As naturally as ducks fly south in the winter, Davis joined the cavalry, and ever since has been showing the boys the plain and fancy riding which they thought could never exist outside of " Bigger and Better than Barnum ' s. " Besides being a puncher he can deal with the masculine cows, and when once warmed up will recite the most lurid yarns of " somewhere in Sonora, " and " that time in Bloody Gulch when I was surrounded by Greasers and cattle rustlers. " Joking aside, Dave, with his direct gaze and contagious grin, holds a place in our hearts which no one else can fill. One has only to see him to cotton to him on the spot; a man to be admired and a friend to bet your bottom dollar on. There ' s an honest to gosh lump in your throat when the time comes to say adios to men like Dave Combs. A man with a hard handgrip and a true heart, he is as square a shooter as ever came down the pike. Words are too weak to attempt to bid him farewell; the Class of ' 28 is proud to call him classmate, companion and friend. ■■Jf IL I ' m dnnncd! " FourtU Class — Pvt. Co. " D, " Rat Football Squad. Rat Ba.seball. Rat Boxing, Georgia Club. Tllird Class — Corp. Co. " D. " Football Kciuad. Boxing. C. T., Sccrotary-TrL-asurer Georgia Club, Company Basltet- ball. Second Class — First Sgt. Co. ■■D, " Vice President Georgia Club, Assistant Manager Football, C. T., Baseball Squad, Company Foot- ball. Company Basketball. O. R. P.. Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Chiss— 2nd Lt. Co. " B. " Manager Football. " Wres- tling Squad, Baseball Squad, Com- pany Football, Company Basket- ball, President Georgia Club, C. T., O. R. P., Marshal Final Ger- JOHN THORNTON COOPER Atlanta, Ga. Born 1906. CJicm ' wal Engineering Cavalry " Mult, " " Little Rock " Matriculated 1924. When the Class of ' 28 entered the historic confines of the Institute in the fall of 1924 there came vith it a quiet, unassuming rat from Atlanta, Ga. As time went on, " Mutt " became known to the old cadets as a " good rat, " and the same sterling qualities that gave him this record as a rat have dominated in his career at the Institute. Being of a rather quiet, conscientious nature, little or no suspicion was cast in his direction when harracks was turned into turmoil by the so-called " bad element, " but it may be revealed now that he was one of the envied " C, T. ' s. " At makeovers " Mutt ' ' added chevrons to his sleeves and when finals came he was made one of those hard-boiled First Sergeants, who are such terrors to rats. " Mutt " selected Chemistry as his course of study, and for two years titrated and analyzed with the best of them. He has taken an interest in his work, and now graduates with a high stand as a full-fledged Chemist. As a first classman, " Mutt " joined the O. D. ' s as a lieutenant. During his four years at the Institute he has taken an active part in the activities of his class and the school, and is leaving behind him an enviable record. It is hard to say good-bye, old fellow. We ' ve learned to think the world of you. Your strong character and pleasing personality has won a place in our hearts. In parting we wish you the best of everything; keep up your good work and success will be yours. " Boy Howdy. " Third Class — Rat Football, LI erary Society, Churt Club. Second Class — Assistant Business Staff " Cadc-t, " 1 . T. ' Methodist Chui-cb -hil.. M nsli Final Ball. First Class A. l I E., Ma (1926-27), D. Business Staff ■•Snipi ' i-. " Sniitli O. G. ' s Association, Marshal Fi German. JOHNSON OLIN COUCH Pine Bluff, Ark. Electrical Engineering Born 1905. Matriculated 1923. " Jocko, " ' Sofa, " " Joe " " Roly Poly " entered Limit Gates after an aging ride upon the slow train through Arkansas, signing up with the rest of the boys destined to become his Brother Rats, and began his year of trials with a smile. Johnson ' s business ability was soon demonstrated in the fact that he attempted to sell barracks to an old cadet. Failing in this, he became resigned to his fate and enjoyed numerouj " social " functions which were abundant in that day and time. After a highly successful third class year, during which time he endeared himself to all of us, Johnson embarked upon the " Electron Sea " of Electrical Engineering and proved his merit as an electrician. as an electrician. Our weekly barracks paper. The Cadet, owes a great debt of thanks to Johnson. As Busi- ness Manager of this paper, his steady efforts placed it upon a sounder financial basis than it had ever before experienced during its entire career. Though never a " chevron bearer, " we would gladly follow his guidance through life, as we well know his true worth as a man and his possession of those rare qualities of leadership which ,.-. ..11 „,!„:..„ we all admire we an aamire. In parting, Johnson, we wish you luck. We know that your future career will bring a thrill of pride to our hearts, and honor to V. M. I. We were proud to call you " Brother Rat " and hope our future meeting;, vill prove as enjoyable as the time spent in barracks together. Until we shall meet again — farewell! " Where ' s that letter fr Fourth Class— Pvt. Co. " C. " Rat Football Squail. Rat Baseball Team. Roanoke Club. Third Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Varsity Football Squad, Varsity Baseball Squad, Roanoke Club. Setond Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Varsity Football Squad, Varsitv Baseball Squad, Roanoke Club, A. I. E. E., Company Bas- ketball, Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Varsity Football Squad, Varsity Baseball Team. Roanoke Club. Comijany Basket- ball, A. I. E. E.. O. G.-s Assoeia- tion, JIarshal Final German. GEORGE WASHINGTON DAY ROAXOKE, A ' A. Born 1907. Eli ' t Irrial Eutjinccrintj Cavalry " II us jio i, " " farm it ' Matriculated 1924. Genrge, like the Father of His Country, vas born on the twenty-secontl day of February. Like hib namesake, he wanted to he a soldier, a leader, and an engineer; so in the fall of 1924 he presented himself at the Institute and began the quiet and solitary life of a rat. In spite of frequent visits to upper classmen ' s rooms for his conduct, due to the fact that he could never tell a lie, Washington came through victorious. His good name did not help him at Finals, but then " Hushion " has never cared much about chevrons. In his third class year he decided to learn to ride, so cast his lot with the famous ' 28 cavalry troop. At Fort Myer, though, George got t!red of riding, and his brother cavalry- men " will long remember his dismounted drill at the double. In the social world " Midnight " is a dog with the fairer sex and, believe it or not, he has quite a string of chickens, and lines up another one at each hop. When " Hushion " returned for his second class year he decided to use his wonderful imag- inative powers laboring with " P-foot " in his lab. Many a night thereafter he pondered over a current, trying to decide whether it was A. C. or D. C, and finally concluded that it was neither. Good luck to you, George, old boy, and may the traditions of the first George Washington follow you in life as they have here. If success as a Keydet and a friend can serve as a measure for your ability in the world, we may expect to see you mounting with long strides to the top of the ladder. " Ifell, ril be d d. " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " F, " Rat Track Squad. Yankee Club, Pres- byterian Church Club. Third Class — Corp. Co. ■■F. " Varsity Track Squad, Monogram Club, Yankee Club. Presbyterian Church Club. Second Class — Sgt. Co. " E, " Varsity Track Squad, Monogram Club, Vice-President Yankee Club, Presbyterian Church Club, A. 1. E. E., Marshal Ring Figure, Mar- shal Final Ball. First Class — Second Lieut. Co. " E, ' Captain Track Squad, Monogram C!ui , A. I. E. E., Brother Mucks, Pres- byterian Church Club, Yankee Club. O. D. ' s Association, Marshal Final German. Born 1906. MURRAY T. DECKER New Rochellk, N. Y, Electrical Enijineering Cavalry " Deck, " " M. T. " Matriculated 1924.. " Deck " was introduced to militarism when, in the fall of 1924, he walked through the Limit Gates at about the same time as three hundred other would-he soldiers. Although a " Damyankee, " he fitted in with everything at this Southern school from the moment of his arrival ; his combination of Southern hospitality and Northern efficiency make him at home anywhere. Murray was just a " good mister " until spring brought the track season. Then he went out for the high hurdles, and before the 3ear was over he had tied the V. M. I. record in this event. In the years which have followed, he has continued his good work on the track, and now we find him captain of the team. At the end of his rat year, chevrons bloomed on his sleeves, and they have stayed there ever since. He has made a good officer, but not one who has advanced himself at the expense of his fellow cadets. His unflinching stand for what he thinks is right and his high sense of duty, combined with a cheerful smile and a readiness to help a friend at any time, have won the love and respect of us all. Murray, we hate to see you leave us. May health, happiness, and success be yours, and remember, you have a hundred real friends in the men who have gone through four years with you at V. M. I. " There ' s no place like home. " ;.-..;: .v 17 r Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " E. " Com- pany Football. Rat Baseball Squad, Northern Virginia Club, Catholic Church Club. Third Class — Pvt. Co. " A, " Company Foot- ball, Company Baseball, Northern Virginia Club, Catholic Church Club. Second Class — Pvt. Co. " A, " Company Foot ball, Company Baseball. Northern Virginia Club. University of East Lexington. O. R. P. ' s, Catholic Church Club, Marshal Ring Figure. Marshal Final Ball. First Class— Pvt. Co. " A. " Company Football, Company Football. Company Baseball. Northern Virginia Club. University ot East Lexington, O. R. P. ' s. Yacht Club, The Legion, O. G. ' s Association. O. G. ' s Football Team, Catholic Church Club, Marshal Pinal German. MARTIN DONOHUE DELANEV, JR. Alexandria, V. . Born 1907. Clicmkal Eiii iin- Infantry Matriculated 1924. • ' T07l " hish " " D, " " Dulamy, ' It has been four long years since " M. D. " charged nonchalantly up to the arch, and smiling gailv, entered the Lion ' s Den. For four years we have been afflicted with this son of old Ireland, the famous Tcm Dulaney, veteran of many affairrs dc coui-r and brutal conqueror of many feminine hearts. " M. D. " is the ncisy, fighting Irish type, seemingly indifferent tn the outside world; yet covered by this attitude beats the truest heart of the truest friend that any man could desire. His studies have never bothered him — with the result that he has been a permanent summer resident at the " University " in order to make up for his winter ' s sleep. His record shows that he has not been very successful in his endeavors for military distinction, but how did he know that he would be caught going uptown one Sunday morning at about two o ' clock just before the battalion " recs " were made out? At any rate, his first class year found him a charter mem- ber of the O. G. ' s and proud of his clean sleeves. " M. D. " has not graduated as first captain, nor has he received first Jackson-Hope, but we know of no man in ' 28 who is more highly regarded by his classmates. In saying good-bye, it is impossible for us to express all that is in our hearts or to do justice to a man of so many good qualities. We can only say that we wish you the best of luck and that we know that ynu will bring even greater glory to our Alma Mater in your chosen pro- fession than you did while you were here — if that is possible. " Jl ' lierc is my paper f " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " West Virginia Club. Third CIas,s — Pvt. Co. •■C. " " West Vireinia Club, Radio Club. Second Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Vice President Radio Club, A. I. E. E.. Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Cass — Pvt. Co. " B, " West Vir- ginia Club. Vice President Radio Club, A. I. E. E.. O. G. ' s Associa- tion, Marshal Final German. , Born 1907. REGINALD LEE DO WNEY Princeton " , W. Va. Chemical Enyincfrinij Artillerv Matriculated 1924. " Reggie, " " Dick, " " Ric iard Dix, " " Love Pirate " During his four years of cadetship, which he has spent quietly and studiously, Reginald has made an enviable record in everything he has undertaken. By barely missing stars his third class year, ' ' Reg " showed that his academic endeavors were not in vain. Yet he can always find time to blow on his saxophone or whip any one in a game of chess. The V. M. J. Radio Club, of which he is a charter member and vice president, will testify that he is the most consistent operator at 3RX. In addition to being a licensed radio operator, Reggie is a practical electrician of merit, and it is therefore only natural that he should elect as his career the profession of hunting down the wild coulombs. We expect to hear much of Professor Downey ' s accomplishments in electrical engineering. Reginald has been utterly without military ambitions. As a true member of the demo- cratic order of the O. G. ' s he has never allowed his sleeves to be sullied with the black marks of military despotism. While Reg is an object of attraction to the fairer sex, ;t seems that his heart is for but one. We have noticed that he is always eager to receive letters from a certain place in North Carolina. In saying good-bye, it is impossible to express all that is in our hearts or to do justice to a man with so many good qualities. We can only say that Reg is a true brother rat, and that ' 28 wishes him all the success which he is sure to attain. " Colonel, don ' t you think Einstein ' s theory is right? " Tliird Class- Football, Rat ond Class — Pv Squad. Marshal Rii o. " E. " Rat r Squad. Sec- " F, " Boxing Figure. Mar- shal Final Ball. First Class- Co. " A. " Boxing Squad, Marshal Final German. WILLIAM EDWARD ENGELHARD Arlington, N. J. Born 1907. Electrical Engineering Engineers Matriculated 1925. " Engie, " " Bill, " " Bismark " spent its first long year under the strict discipline so wt known After the Class of ' 28 had spent ;ts nrst long year uiiuer me strict uiscipjine so " weii Known to all rats, there came from Arlington, N. J., a boy who to us then was just another third class rat. During the year which followed, " Mister Engelhard ' ' withstood the hard knocks of rat- hood like a man and carried out his duties as a third classman like a real soldier. His record for this year was all any cadet could hope to show. Bill had to choose his course after only one year, but he d!d not hesitate to cast his lot with the electricians. We have seen that he made no mistake in his choice. The ability which he has shown in electrical engineering is such that ve know that in the years to come he will rise to the During his three years here. Bill has shown ability in many lines. As an athlete he received distinct ' on on the boxing squad and has been one of the mainstays on various class teams. In all of the sports in which he has participated he has played a clean, hard game. Bill, now that our last year has so quickly fled, and we must part to follow our respective paths, you may rest assured that you leave us with our best wishes — a true friend of us all. May the bonds which unite us be everlasting. " U ' liat ' s it to you? " t to " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " E. " A. M. A. Club, University of Roclt- tJiidge Baths, Third Class — Pvt. Co, •■?,■■ A. M. A. Club, University Club, SecOBd Class — Pvt. Co, " F, " A. M, A. Club, University Club, Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " F, " O. G, " s Association, A. M. A. Club, Marshal Final German. Born 1905. RICHARD EPPES CiTv Point, Va. Chemical Enijini-eiiny Infantry Matriculated 1924. " Dick, " " Richard Dix " After spending four years and three summer schools in pursuit of the elusive 7,5, Dick is about to receive " the skin you love to touch. " His place at the Institute will be hard to fill — for who will captain the fencing team after he leaves? Throughout h ' s cadetship Dick has been an ardent follower of this sport, and his prowess has never been questioned around barracks. This accomplishment does not stand alone, however, for Dick has also proved himself to be a master in the art of argumentation. Nothing can stand before his oratory ; in fact, he can even outtalk the average Liberal Artist — ' nuff said!! While at camp, Dick was appointed to hold the important post of boatswain in " Doc. Adams ' " navy. He showed himself to be most incapable as a seaman, being always A. W. O. L. on Long Island. It has been rumored that his sailor ' s sweetheart was the cause of this gross neglect of duty. Dick ' s true vorth grows upon ■ou as ' ou know him. He has a heart as big as all outdoors, and is willing to give to everyone a helping hand We pass along a real true friend to those whose good fortune it shall be to know him in the future. " mean. " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. ' D. ' Lynchburg Club, Rat Track Squad, Company Football. Tliird Class — Corp. Co. " D, " Lynchburg Club, Class Football. Second Class — Sgt. Co. " D, " Lynchburg Club, •■Cadet " Staff, A. I. E. E.. Mar- shal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class— Pvt. Co. " D, " Lynchburg Club, Company Foot- ball, A. 1. E. E.. O. G. ' s Associa- tion, O. G. ' s Football Team, Mar- shal Final German. SAMUEL HOWELL FRANKLIN, JR. Lynchburg, Va. Electrical Engineering Born 1906. Matriculated 1924. " Puss, " " Sambo, " " S. II. " One fine September morn in the year of 1924 A. D., there arrived at the Institute the flash- ing, dashing Samho Franklin. " Ole Sam " had military ambitions, and when he heard one day that General Stonewall Jackson was a pretty good soldier and that he had taught at V. M. I. at one time, the only thing left for him to do was to come to the Institute. As a rat he played havoc with the old cadets, for whenever he accepted their cordial invi- tations to certain tattoo celebrations, he caused many of them to sprain their wrists or yell them- selves hoarse. But Sam finished this year without any serious mishaps except that he entered the third class without chevrons. The commandant, however, after observing the vigor with which he executed his military maneuvers, decided that he had made a mistake and soon con- ferred upon Sam the rank of corporal. As a second classman, Sam rose to the rank of sergeant, and being naturally ambitious, took that shocking course — Electrical Engineering. The next year found him still fighting direct currents and dynamos, and a member in good standing of the mighty association of O. G. ' s. Our " Sambo " will always have the love and respect of all of his classmates; his kind heart and ready smile have won us all to his side. May the heavens be kind to you, old boy, and all the success that there is in life be yours. " Let ' s cat. " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " F, " Mis- souri Club. Rat Baskftball Team, Company Baseball Team. Episco- pal Church Club. Third Class — Corp. Co. " F. " Vice President Missouri Club, Varsity Basketball. Company Baseball. Company Ten- nis. Episcopal Church Club. C. T. ' s. Monogram Club. Second Class— Sgt. Co. " F. " Vice Pres- ident Missouri Club. Varsity Bas- ketball. Company Baseball. Com- pany Tennis. Episcopal Church Club, Monogram Club, D. T. ' s. Treasurer A. P. S. A.. Marshal Ring Figure. Marshal Final Ball. First Class— 2nd Lieut. Co. " F. " Vice President Missouri Club. Capt. Varsity Basketball. Ath- letic Council. Monogram Club, Company Baseball. Company Ten- nis. Episcopal Church Club. Cheer Leader, D. T. ' s. A. P. S. A.. C. T. ' s. Yacht Club, O. D. ' s Association, Marshal Final German. Born 1906. FINLEY HARLOW FROST iNDEPENDIiNCE, Mo. Liberal Arts Infantry " Jack, " " Fin ' Matriculated 1924. Like Young Lochinvar from out of the west came Jack Frost on one September morn in 1927, fresh from his triumphs in high school and looking for new worlds to conquer. But under the mailed fist of the reigning first class, Jack soon found that although the new worlds were dis- covered, he would have to wait a little before beginning his conquests. During his first year, however, he did succeed in obtaining high ranking corporal chevrons, a numeral in basketball, and a host of devoted friends. Returning the next year as a third classman, he proceeded to act as a third classman should act, but unlike many others, he kept an eye on the future. And it was during this year that he made the first of his three monograms in basketball. I ' pon returning from furlough in September of 1926, Jack settled down to the happy-go- lucky life of a second classman. The results of a summer ' s activity soon became apparent when letters began to pour in upon him by the hundreds. Since this time Jack has been a formidable contender for the honor of champ on mail receiver of all time — and these letters have very little to do with business. He ended this year as captain-elect of basketball and a lieutenant in old " Oof " company. Then followed the summer which for Jack was a series of short spurts of activity dispersed throughout long periods of sleep at Camp Meade. The end of this summer found him still the " big dog " of V. M. L, and during this year the only hearts which he did not win were those which were already lost. So-long, Jack, old boy! Your brother rats wish you every success in the world, and we hope that our separation may not be too long. " Hoit: about going to tlie P. E.? " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Tide- water Club, Rat Basketball Team, Episcopal Church Club. Tliird Class— Corp. Co. " C, " Varsity Basketball Squad, Tidewater Club, " Sons ot Fathers " Club. Second Class— Sgt. Co. " C. " Varsity Bas- ketball Squad, Tidewater Club, A. S. O. E., D. T. ' s, " Sons of Fathers " Club, Marshal Ring Figure, Mar- shal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Varsity Basketball Squad, Tidewater Club, O. G. ' s Associa- tion, A, S, C. E., D. T. ' s, " Sons of Fathers " Club, Marshal Final -%. Born 1906. ABRAM FULKERSON ViRCiNi.A Beacti, Va. civil Engineering Artillery " Abe, " " Abratn " Matriculated 1924. To sav that " Abe " started ofF fith a " %vham " is putting it mildly, since it vas his fortune — or misfortune to have " Brad " come %vith him. Old cadets and professors rubbed their eyes vhen the t vo appeared together, but vhcnever trouble appeared, " Abe, " with that underlying humor which is continually bubbling over, would say, " It wasn ' t me; ' twas the other one, " When that long rat year ended, " A " found himself in possession of the chevrons, which he kept through his second class year. He then distinguished himself by joining the ranks of the honored O. G. ' s. At camp he made the most of his curls and started classes in the ways of Virginia Beach. The results were not appreciated by the Corps until Openings, For four years " Abe " has been a hard worker and an invaluable man on the basketball team. Not only in this but in the art of shifting trains all over " Olie ' s " structures has he proven his worth. Kindness, willingness to help, and courage are not qualities to be lightly thrown aside. With these and his ready word and smile for everyone, ' ' Abe " has gone far into that land which is dearest to every V. M. I. man ' s heart — friendship. Best luck, brother rat, " Oh, slie is so sicee!. " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " E, " Rat Basketball Team. Rat Football Squad. Tidewater Club, " Sons of Fathers " Club, Episcopal Church Club. Third Class — Corp. Co. " D. " Varsity Basketball Team, Company Football and Baseball, Tidewater Club, " Sons of Fathers " Club, Monogram Club, Episcopal Church Club. Second Class — Sgt. Co. " D, " Varsity Basketball Team, Company Football and Baseball, Tidewater Club, A. S. C. B.. D. T. ' s, Monogram Club, Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class— Pvt. Co. " B, " Varsity Basketball Team, Company Foot- ball and Baseball. Tidewater Club, " Sons of Fathers " Club, A. S. C. E., D. T. ' s, Monogram Club, O. G. ' s Association, Marshal Final German. THOMAS BRADLEY FULKERSON ViRciN ' iA Beach, Va. Born 1906. Civil Enyineering Engineers " Brad " Matriculated 1924. Early in the fall of ' 24. this young chap walked into the Q. M. D. and had a cadet cap jammed down on his curly head for the first time. This proved to be only the first of many troubles, but somehow- or other his rat year finalh ' ended, leaving him with a fine academic stand and the chevrons of a corporal. He returned with the rest of us for his second year, and during the cold months which fol- lowed proved that the basketball team would have been a failure without his fighting spirit and accurate shooting. He finished this year as one of the few third classmen entitled to member- ship to the much sought after Monogram Club. At the beginning of his second class year, he moved his chevrons higher up on his arm and assumed the responsibilities of a sergeant. His next step was to defy " Piggie " and take up Civil Engineering. During this year also his work on the basketball team was the kind which would bring joy to any coach ' s heart. Because of his proficiency in trifling and skipping " rev, " Brad was taken into the O. G. ' s Association early in his first class year. He continued his great work on the basketball team during this year, and in the O. D.-O. G. football game showed talent worthy of a varsity star. He has now finished his last year and is leaving us. Brad, we know that you will always carry with you that character and sense of honor which have won for you so deep a place in our hearts, and that every path which you take will lead to success. There is no son of whom ' 28 is more justly proud. " Let ' s hit the hay. " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " B. " Louisiana Club, Companv Base- ball, DeMolay Club, Rat Football Squad. Third Class — Corp, Co. " B, " Louisiana Club, Company Baseball, Sec. and Treas. DeMolay Ciub, Company Football. Second Class — Set. Co. " B, " Sec. and Treas. Louisiana Club, Vice Pres- ident DeMolay Club, Company Football, Company Baseball. Rid- ing Team, A. P. S. A., Class Bas- ketball, Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " B, " President O. G. ' s Association, Honor Court, General Committee, Louisiana Club, Riding Team, Company Football, Com- pany Baseball. A. P. S. A.. De- Molay Club. Company Rifle Team. Brother Mucks, Marshal Final German. ( THOMAS POPE FULLILOVE ■ . Shreveport, La. Liberal Arts Born 1906. Matriculated 1924. Artillery " Tom, " " Fully " Our " Fully " started his life at the Institute rather inconspicuously, and as a rat attracted as little attention as possible. When Finals came around he was left as a third class private, but soon after the opening of school his name appeared on the list of those " to be cadet corporals. " He became a sergeant at about the same time the next year. These t«o missteps were the only blemishes which the 0. G. ' s could find on his otherwise perfect record when they began to consider electing him president of their organization. These were serious objections, but knowing as they did his fine character and lovable nature, they could not resist the temptation to elect him to lead them through their first class year. To the tasks of the presidency he has applied himself with the enthusiasm so characteristic of him. During the whole year nothing was too small for his notice nor too large for his under- taking, and every O. G. thanks his lucky stars that he was caught before the commandant had time to weigh his sleeves down with unsightly chevrons. During his four years at the Institute Tom has played on many company athletic teams, and for the last two has been one of the mainstays on the varsity riding squad. His academic grades have always been the source of envy to his three dumb roommates who, study as they would, could never touch them. Tom, however, will not have to depend upon his good common sense, his abilit ' as a scholar, nor his good looks for success in this world; his attractive personality and true fellowship will always draw to him the best wherever he may go. " Fully, " we can not even pretend to be cheerful when you leave us. Please forgive the tear that we shed, for a truer friend and a better pal no class at the Institute ever knew. •■Hrllo Babe. ' " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " E, " Marvland-D. C. Club. Rat Wres- tling. Third Class— Corp. Co. •■E, " Maryland-D. C. Club, Epis- copal Church Club. Second Class — Sgt. Co. " E, " Maryland-D. C. Club, Episcopal Church Club, As- sistant Cheer Leader. Assistant Business Manager " Sniper. " A. S. C. E., Final Ball Committee. Mar- shal Ring Figure. Marshal Final Ball, nrst Class — Pvt. Co. - ' E. " Marvland-D. C. Club. Episcopal Church Club, Advertising Man- ager " Sniper, " Hop Committee, Brother Mucks, A. S. C. E.. O. G. ' s Association, Chairman O. G. ' s Entertainment Committee, Mar- shal Final German. Born 1906. ROBERT WALTON GARRETT Washington, D. C. Civil Engineering Engineers " Bob " Matriculated 1924. A certain voung lady says: " Bob is the sweetest thing. He is so steady and oh, so reliable; he can be depended on for anything, and he would look so be-oo-tiful in a sash. " We, his brother rats, and every one who knows Bob agrees with this certain young lady. Bob came four years ago with the rest of us, but he made an impression, and a good one, too, long before many of us. Of course, this may have been because of his previous military training at one of the best militarv prep schools in the country, but we believe that it was because Bob is— Bob. From the beginning of his cadetship Bob has held honors in the corps. During his second class year he was an assistant cheer leader and member of the " Sniper " staff; this, his last year, sees him advertising manager of the " Sniper " and a member of the hop committee. The last position is made to order for Bob ; we all think that he should be the official entertainer of girls. For four years he has been " the sweetheart of Stuart Hall; " but his fame as a Don Juan is not limited to any one school. It is men like Bob who make our class what it is. We have known him for a long time and we all wish that we could be a little more like him. Old man, we are all leaving now. e envy your chance of success in life, and will miss you. Come back, Bob, when ' 28 gathers again. ' JFhat did that little saivcd-oi bone us for tliis morning? " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Rat Football, Rat ' n-restling. Rat Baseball. Rat Track. Mlss.-Tenn. C lub. Third Cl».ss — Pvt. Co. •C. " Varsity Football Team, Mlss.- Tenn. Club, Monogram Club. Rifle Team. Second CIass — Pvt. Co. ■•B, " Varsity Football Team, Rifle Team, Mlss.-Tenn. Club, Varsity Baseball Team. Monogram Club, " Cadet " Staff, Marshal Ring Fig- ure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " E, " Varsity Foot- ball. Rifle Team, Mlss.-Tenn. Club, ■•Cadet " Staff, Varsity Baseball Team, Monogram Club, O, G. ' s Association, Marshal Final Ger- Born 1904. OLIVER WEBB GFROERER Chatt. xooga, Ten ' n ' . Liberal Arts Cavalry Matriculated 1924. " Curly " One September day in ' 24 " Curly, " with the rest of us entered the unknown life of a rat at V. M. I. His ignorance was, however, soon overcome by the enlightening process best known to third classmen, and he soon became a mildly " gross " mister, loved by his brother rats and re- spected by the old cadets. During this year " Curly " was one of the outstanding athletes of the class, making his numeral in four sports. " Curly " came back the next year with one service stripe and the determination to do things; and he certainly did them. He made a monogram in football this year and, incidentally, joined the tourist club, a very exclusive organization. Oliver, thinking more of history and literature than of mathematics and laboratories, naturally turned to the Liberal Arts course. This course allowed more sleep than the one which he had taken during the first two years, so " Goof " became a better athlete, making monograms in both baseball and football. When " Curly " entered his last year his sleeves were without chevrons, but these same sleeves bore something much dearer than chevrons — three service stripes. This year he has been one of the finest Officers of the Guard who ever wore a sash. " Curly, " with his quick wit and ready smile leaves a host of friends behind him when he graduates. When you leave jour Alma Mater, old fellow, think now- and then of the boys who went through four long years with you, and who will always love you. " 0-lio ladie-de-li o-lio-ladic-ladie-hoo. " Fourth Class— Pvt. Co. " E, " Rat Football Squad. Third Class — Corp. Co. ■■C. " Varsity Football Squad. Company Football Team. Sec.-Treas. S. W. Va. Club, " Cadet " Staff. Second Class — 1st Sgt. Co. " C, " Varsity Football Squad. Boxing Team, Company Baseball Team, Pvt. Co. " C, " Color Sgt.. Vice Pres. S. W. Va. Club, A. I. E. E., A. P. S. A., President Presbyterian Church Club, University Club, Monogram Club, Marshal Final Ball, Marshal Final German. First Class — Capt. Co. " D, " Varsity Boxing Team, Monogram Club, President Pres- byterian Club, S. W. Va. Club. A. P. S. A.. Company Football Team. Company Baseball Team. " Cadet " Staff, Marshal Final German. ARTHUR ROSSA GIESEN Radford, Va. Born 1907. Liberal Arts Cavalry " Off Matriculated 1923. " Ott " vas only a poor, innocent little country boy when he entered the portals of V. M. I. as a rat. Among his many faults vas one which made his rat year much harder — he was in love, or seemed to be. The little boy seemed to enjoy the life here, however; he took to it as a duck takes to water. During his cadetship he has held almost every office in the corps that the commandant has to offer, from sixtieth corporal to third captain. Although very quiet, he has always been determined to make good in everything that he has attempted. " Ott " has for three years been a valuable man in athletics in both varsity and company sports, and his enthusiasm, athletic spirit, and spor tsmanship have won for him many true friends. At the hops he has always been popular with the fairer sex, but has remained impervious to the many charms of his admirers and true to his rathood sweetheart. The best that can be said of any man is that he is a true friend, and that he has always played the game square. We know of no man of whom this can be said with more truth than of " Ott. " Here ' s luck to you, old pal ! We know that in the game of life, your ole ' fightin ' spirit will get you to the top — as it has at V. M. I. " If ' ait just one minute. " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " A. " Lynchburg Club, Company Foot- ball, Rat Track Team, Company Baseball. Third Class — Pvt. Co. ■■A, ' ' Treasurer Lynchburg Club, Varsity Track Team. Second — Pvt, Co. " A, " Lynchburg Club, Varsity Track Team, O. R. P., aiarshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " A, " Lynchburg Club, " Cadet " Staff, Varsity Track Team, Yacht Club, O. G. ' s Association, Marshal Final German. HERBERT HARRISON GREGORY Lynchburg, Va. Born 1905. C iemicat Engineering Infantry Matriculated 1924. " Herbert, " " Greg, " " Crip " What ho! And who is this? ' Tis none other than the high jumpng Herbert. " Crip " en- tered this old jail a very scared and very meel; rat; but through his ability as a high jumper soon won fame on the track team. In the course of time he became a third classman, then a second classman, and at last a first classman; and all through these years his military maneuvers were wonderful to behold. ' Tis said that he developed this ability in the ranks of the Russian army, vhere he served at the age of five. Herbert ' s militarv prowess is eclipsed only by his success in handling the female of the species. He actually has them eating out of his hand and gasping and gurgling with delight whenever he comes among them. His motto is, " Women are to be loved and petted, but never trusted. " At Camp Meade and Baltimore he showed the ladies how an infantryman can love — usually after visiting Joe ' s. As a first classman Herbert developed into a chemist of note; there is not a love potion known that he can not mix. He was also a member of that world famous order, the O. G. ' s, and wore his sword and sash as only Herbert can. Herbert, we all know- you to be a classmate as good as they come. May all luck, happiness, and success in life be yours. " She ' s a heauliful r irl, " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Bat Wrestling Team, Tidewater Club. Catholic Church Club, Company Football. Third Class — Corp. Co. " C, " Varsity Boxing Team. Mono- gram Club, Tidewater Club. Class Football, Catholic Church Club. Second Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Var- sity Boxing Team, Monogram Club, Tidewater Club. Catholic Church Club, Company Football. A. S. C. E., D, T. ' s. Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Capt. Boxing Teani, Monogi-am Club, Tidewater Club, Catholic Church Club, Com- pany Football, Vice President O. G. ' s Association, Capt. O. G. ' s Football Team. University Club. Marshal Final German. Born 1904. WILLIAM SULLY GRIFFIN, JR. Portsmouth, V. . Civil Engineering Matriculated 1924. Engineers " Sully, " " Pua, " " Kid Vinni " sas immediate, and chaos was imminent when Su!l left Portsmouth. The heavens arrived safely to enter upon he Distress tottered but did not fall, however, so that " gallopin knew not what. His propensity toward dodging " sheenies " developed in him such adroitness at escaping blows that in a short time he became the captain of the boxing team and the famous " Kid Virmi " of Baltimore. To show his military ability he secured chevrons at mid-w ' .nters of his third class year; to express his contempt, he renounced all claim to military fame and, during his first class year, served as vice president of the renowned O. G. ' s. Sully ' s loyalty to his friends is as well known as his walk, and many have trembled with fear while he sought " that , " who had caused trouble to his buddy. When memories of bygone days come stealing over us all, we will cherish the thoughts of your ever-present smile, your never-failing friendship, and the happy remembrances of times we have spent with you, Sully old boy. ' ■Huh. " T Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " E. " North Carolina Club, Baptist Club. Tliird Class — Corp. Co. " E, " Sec- Treas. N. C. Club, Baptist Club. Second Class— Q. JI. Sgt. Co. " E, " Vice President N, C. Club, Assis- tant Manager Baseball, Gym Team, Marshal Ring Figure, Mar- shal Final Ball. First Class — 1st A Lii Co. ••E, ' sident N. Club, Gym Team, ■■Sniper " Stalf, O. D. ' s Associat ion. Pre ■sident Brother Mucks. A. r. E. E., Mar- shal Final German. mn II ' • itii ' ' in r ' ' nil ■ ifii ' - nfr- vl. W GEORGE JEFFERSON HALES Rocky Mou t, N. C. Electrical Eiiijineering Born 1906. Matriculated 1924. Artillery " Buster " Once upon a time there was a hoy named (!eorp;ia Porg!e Hales. And it came to pass that out of the blackness of Rocky Mount, from which place no good is supposed to come, this same laddie hied himself forth to the grim ramparts of the Institute with tar on h!s heels and the de- termination to become a soldier in his heart. Destined for prominence, he distinguished himself the first day by saluting the Officer of the Day with a three-fingered Boy Scout salute, and after the thrill of sudden fame had worn off, settled down to enjoy a popularity which has lasted through his entire cadetship. The magic flame that somehow sets the favored few apart from the rest of us poor mortals found ample kindling in the heart of George. No one wUh his red head was born to blush unseen, certainly not in a world of girls. He does not go out of his way for them — he doesn ' t have to. He is the abomination of the mail orderly. George leaves the Institute beloved by all who know him. Ilis splendid qualities have en- deared him to his classmates and comrades in arms, for it is such men as he that make the break- ing up of the class such a sad occurrence. There is no need to wish him luck — he doesn ' t need it. " Let ' s have a tea party. " L .( ' w- Fourth Class — Pvt. Co " B, " Tide- water Club. Xhirrt Class -Pvt. Co. " B, " Tidewater Club. Second Class — Pvt. Co. " B. " Tidewater Club, A. I. E. B., Marshal Final Ball, Marshal Ring Figure. I ' irst Class — Pvt. Co. " B, " Tidewater Club, A. I. E. E., Marshal Final German. WILLIAM JARVIS HALSTEAD Norfolk, ' a. Born 1907. Electrical Eng ' aiecring Artillery ■ ' Billr " Dooley " Matriculated 1924. It was not quite four years ago that Bill left the docks of Norfolk to begin his rat vear at v. M. I. Since then he may have wished many times that the train which carried him here had been wrecked on the way, but those of us who have known him during these years are sincerely glad that it was not. His strength of character and the magnetism of his personalitv have won us all to his side. Bill ' s military history does not require many words; just a " ' B ' Company private " covers it all. Furthermore none of us can imagine Bill wearing chevrons. At the beginning of his second class year, he plunged into electrical engineering. Since then he has studied hard, for he realizes that only work will bring results; and he is de- termined to force " P-Foot " to give him that dip. At the end of this year he heard the gun marking the end of the final ball, went quietly to sleep, and woke up to find himself at Fort Bragg in the sands of North Carolina. Here " Dooley " spent six weeks with the big guns, broken only by trips to Wrightsville Beach or Fayetteville. At the end of the summer he returned to V. M. I. as one of the charter mem- bers of the O. G. ' s Association. When the last taps is blown and ' 28 scatters to the four corners of the earth, . M. I. will lose a real man. Remember, Bill, that you leave with the best wishes of all of your brother rats. " Eddie, turn out tliat Vujhl. " mi ■r% Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " P. " Com- pany Football. Company Baseball, Episcopal Church Choir. Tide- water Club, Y. M. C. A., Episcopal Church Club. TJiird Class — Corp. Co. " F, " Episcopal Church Choir, Scrub Football. Tidewater Club, Y. M. C. A.. Episcopal Church Club. Second Class — Sgt. Co. " F, " Episcopal Church Choir, Tide- water Club. Y. M. C. A., Episcopal Church Club, Company Football, Company Tennis, A. S. C. E., Edi- torial Staff •■Cadet, " Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. ' P. " Company Football. Company Tennis. Epis- copal Church Choir, Tidewater Club, O. G. ' s Association, A. S. C. E.. Y. M. C. A., Episcopal Church Club, Assistant Editor " Cadet, " Marshal Final German. GEORGE DELANCEY HANGER Portsmouth, Va. Born 1907. Civil Engineering Cavalry Matriculated 1924. " Delinquency, " " George DeLancey " Yes, sir, that ' s my baby. It ' s the old lady crusher himself! George spent his rat days in much the same manner that the rest of us did. At the end of the year he found himself sole owner of a pair of corporal che Tons — and how the shoe polish and putz did fl ! After the tedious life of a third classman we again find our friend covered with gold lace; this time as a sergeant. His activities with various polishes were worse than ever; but, alas, the cause for which so many of us fall drtwned him. He ventured to take his girl home one night, and she lived too far away. Result — George was promoted to the rank of private. -At camp he was one of the regulars, and between trips to Baltimore, Virginia Beach and Alexandria he groomed horses with the rest of us. On the range he made quite a mark for him- self, with the help of the target scorers. When army life was over our hero went his way, only to return to V. M. I. after a few short weeks. We now see him a first classman, but not an especially dignified one. Always for ' 28, he ' s one of us, and we are all glad of it. Boy, we are all going out into the " cole, crool werl, " and we know that when we need you, you will be there to help us in any way you can. " Jf hat ' s it for, anyway? " )H , Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " B. " Rai Football Team, Rat Track Team. Tidewater Club. Episcopal Church Club. Third Class — Corp. Co. " C, " Varsity Football Squad, Varsity Track Squad, Company Baseball and Basketball, C. T. Helper. Tidewater Club, Episcopal Church Club. Second — Q. M. Sgt. Co. " C, " Varsity Football Team, Varsity Track Squad, Monogram Club, Company Baseball and Bas- ketball, Tidewater Club, Treasur- er A. S. C. E., Episcopal Church Club, Marshal Ring Figure, Mar- shal Final Ball. First Class — 1st Lieut. Co. " C. " Varsity Football Team, Varsity Track Squad, Monogram Club, Company Base- ball and Basketball, Tidewater Club, A. S. C. E., O. D. ' s Asso- ciation, Episcopal Church Club, Marshal Final German. ' . l • .-■—- m Wf f r.-SCEI FERDINAND BALDWIN HARRINGTON Norfolk, Va. orn 1906. Civil Engineering Engineers " Hunky " Matriculated 1924. Early in the fall of 1924. there appeared at the portals of V. M. I. one Harrington from the Tidewater section of Virginia. " Hunky, " after spending four successful years in high school, had decided that he would like to try military training for a change. As a rat he " finned out, " shincd his shoes, and made dumb mistakes like any ordinary rat, but when this hectic year ended in the glory of finals, he was not one of the chosen sixty to re- ceive chevrons. It was not long, however, after the beginning of his third class year that his name was placed on the list of corporals. " Hunky " also found time during this year to do his share of hell-raising. The beginning of the second class year found him wearing the chevrons of a Q. M. Sergeant. He had elected to study Civil Engineering, and the result was that he spent a large part of the year struggling with " Piggie ' s " problems. It was during this year, too, that he won his mono- gram in football. After six weeks at camp and around Fairfield, " Hunky " returned to the In- stitute as a lieutenant, and a good one, too. He continued his war on " Piggie ' s " problems, and now is leaving us with his hard-won ' ' dip. " During his four years here " Hunky " has excelled in every activity in which he has partici- pated — military, academic and athletic. He has those fine qualities of character and personality which will make him go far in this world. " Hunky, " we wish you luck. " Hey, Abe, did 1 get a sjiecial today? " III } ' i)i mM(. ! :-ll Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. ' D. ' Rat Football Squad, Rat Boxing Tuam. Dramatic Club. Tldc-water Club. Company Football Team. Third Class — Corp. Co. ■■D, " Bo.xing Squad. Dramatic Club. Tidewater Club, Episcopal Church Club. Second Class — 1st Sgt. Co. " A, " Dramatic Club, A. I. E. E., Tide- water Club, Episcopal Church Club, Boxing Squad, Second Class Finance Committee, Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Capt. Co. ■■. . " Dramatic Club, Hop Committee, A. I. E. E., Boxing Squad, Tidewater Club, Episcopal Church Club, Company Football, Marshal Final German. DON NELSON HIGGINS Portsmouth, Va. Electrical Enij ' utrcrin i Born 1907. Matriculated 1924.. Engineers " Hig, " " D. N. " " Hig " is found a great part of the time in an inverted position on a chair chinning him- self, and in so doing, building up a set of muscles that vould make Earl Leiderman blush with shame. Yes, Nelson is a " Knight of the Padded Fist, " and has often defended the glory of his Alma Mater in the roped arena. When 1 ghts go out, or the radio goes on the blink, or this or that electrical device fails to function, it is always " call Higgins. " He held down the job as barracks electrician during his third and second class years, and has been known for his entire cadetship as the man who makes the wheels go ' round in the movie booth. He is licensed both as a radio and as a movie operator. From start to finish " Nelse " has waged a continual war with his studies. He can relate tales of thrilling encounters with such denizens of the Academic Building as mechanics, de- scriptive geometry, and other outrages to the intellect. In the end, though, he has always come out on top. In military he has had the same success. At the beginning of his third class year chevrons bloomed upon his sleeve, and have stayed there. In his second class year they moved up above his elbow, and lo! we have the hard-boiled first sergeant. Not content with this, the following year finds him captain of Company " A. " Nelse has that inherent ability to command men wh ch will put him at the top in later life. " Hig, " it ' s hard to say good-bye. Your honest grin has smoothed over the rough spots of life, and your strength and skill have ever been at our disposal. What more can we say than, " You are a true brother rat? " ' " iVoti ' tion ' t ijel excited. " t- ' W- Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " D, " Richmond Club. Third Class — Pvt. Co. " D, " Richmond Club. Second Class — Pvt. Co. " D. " Rich- mond Club, French Medal for Mathematics, A. I. B. E., Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " D, " Rich- mond Club, O. G. ' s Association, A. I. E. E., Marshal Final German. ti X WILLIAM EDWARD HOBBS = Richmond, Va. Born 1908. Electriral Ent lneering Artillery " Billy, " " Ifre Willie, " " Hobby " Matriculated 192+. On the ninth of September, 1924, Stonewall Jackson dropped his field glasses, and irginia stopped mourning her dead, stood up, and called to George Washington to look at what the stork had brought in. Willie Hobbs, the little man with the big brain, made an impressive debut with his short pants and sailor hat, but his impressiveness did not end with his debut. Billy has passed through all four of his years here in a blaze of glory; for three years he has worn the coveted gold stars of the genuine " highbrow. " True to his highbrow instincts, Willie dove into the mysteries of the atom and the molecule at the beginning of his second class year, and for two years now he has been among the best of " P-foot ' s " tribe of electricians. It is said that he can work a Fourier series in his head, determine the length of a short circuit, and make a slide rule open the furnace door and shovel in coal. Willie is an artilleryman. The horses of this branch do not stagger under his weight, hut his work in figuring firing data is invaluable to any battery commander. Willie leaves the Institute with the whole corps mourning his loss. We know that he will be successful in the life before him — and all of us wish him Godspeed. " Lft ' s hit the hay. " iw ' - .:vm w H ' : Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " D, " Rat Wrestling Team. Northern Vir- ginia Club. Presbyterian Church Club. Company Baseball. Tliird Class — Pvt. Co. " D. " Varsity Wrestling Squad. Northern Vir- ginia Club. Presbyterian Church Club. Company Baseball. Second Class — Pvt. Co. " D, " A. S. C. E.. Varsity Wrestling Squad. Northern Virginia Club. Presbyterian Church Club. Company Football. Company Baseball. Marshal Ring Figure. Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " D. " A. S. C. E.. Varsity Wrestling Squad. Northern Virginia Club. Presbyterian Church Club. Company Football. Company Baseball. O. G. ' s Asso- ciation. Yacht Club. Marshal Final ri- W fll ' lYiy ll1l ir ,yn V| r} HARRY TILDEN HOPEWELL, Strasburg, Va. J ' n. Born 1906. U ' Ciml Engineering Infantry " Till, " ■■Hope " JR. Matriculated 1924. The original of the alinve picture landed at his beloved Alma Mater on a bright September day in ' 24. During the first week of his life in the gym one might have had trouble in con- vincing him that his Alma Mater was so beloved, but after n ' ne months of more or less successful dodging of old cadets, he was allowed to kick his front tankmen and return to Strasburg-on- the-Shenandoah. The third class year was an uneventful one, wherein " Hope " led his usual trifling, carefree existence, endearing himself to the hearts of his brother rats. His choice for the next lap was Civil Engineering — and work, but even this load upon his shoulders could not quench the fire of laughter which burns within him. " Til " is one of those men who bear their burdens in silence, showing only the sunny side of life to the world. Fortunately for the O. G. ' s, he has been able to keep his sleeves untarnished — except by the honorable service stripe — and was present at the first meeting of that august body. Why should he worry about chevrons? He has no one to display them to. He believes that women are all right, but not to be taken seriously. Well, old man, whether you become an engineer or take up some other line of service, we know that you will come through. Remember that a host of true friends are pulling for 30U and hate to say good-bye now. Good luck, old fellow, and God bless you. " Settle doivn! I gotta study. " ff . KB i. ' HL MING-TAN HSIEH ' -J Peking, China Born 1905. Cliemical Engineering Infantry Matriculated 1925. Ming entered V. M. I. as a third class rat. Ever} ' day and every hour he learned something new about rat life from his classmates and other old cadets. He sometimes paid visits to those famous rooms in the corners of barracks, some of them friendly of course, and every Saturday afternoon he carried, besides his own, five or six bags — laundry bags on his shoulders. He got through his rat year with admirable endurance and the penalties which new cadets usually suffer. He is silent, yet h!s silence utters songs of friendship to the hearts of those who can under- stand him. He is very reserved, and social approval is not the primary driving force in his actions. He is intelligent, but he never uses his intelligence to achieve any hidden selfish end. Ming knows his duty and performs it well ; he is respectful to superiors and friendly to all. With a strong body and a firm mind he is ever a fighter after righteousness. Injustice can not come before his eyes; sooner or later he must straighten it out, no matter what may be the sacri- fice to himself. This is what he has fought for in his past life, and this is what he is striving for now. Test tubes and wash bottles call Ming, and he has the special privilege of smelling gases every day in Maury-Brooke Hall. He hopes that some day he may be able to d.scover some secret of chemistry. " You better find out, " is his motto. China today needs men like Ming — daring, firm, and dutiful. " don ' t knoiu, sir. " ' Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. North Carolina Club. Third Class — Pvt; ' Co. ■■F, " North Carolina Club. .Stcond Class — Pvt. Co. " F. " North Carolina Club. A. S. C. E., Mar- shal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " F, " North Carolina Club. A. S. C. E.. Yacht Club. O. G. ' s Association, Marshal Final German. r i- Born 1906. RALPH WARREN HUTTON Hickory, N. C. Civil Engineering Infantry " Ralph " Matriculated 192+. We have only to listen to Ralph ' s speech for a minute to recognize another of these " Tar- heels " with which our class is blessed. " R. W., " in spite of the fact that he came from the famous town of Hickory, North Carolina, entered on the same status as the rest of us poor rats, and endured the year w th all of us. After the usual struggle through the rat and third class years, in which he proved himself indispensable at the hops, he became hypnotized by transits, tapes and integrals, with the result that he chose the " only " course — Civil. During his second and third class years he brushed aside all obstacles in his way, and was one of the few brilliant members of the Civil Department who slipped by without tripping over any subject in the course. His record at Camp Meade is known to all ye infantrymen; he has certainly done his part to keep up the enviable record of the famous Yacht Club. During this last year Ralph has shown us that he is a real O. G., a friend of every man in the class, and a credit to the Institute. We know that a man who has worked as hard for his " dip " as he has is bound to succ eed in the world. Ralph, when you leave the Institute we want you to know that you leave a host of friends behind vou. Remember that ' 28 is behind vou and wishes vou the best that there is in this life. ' T here ' s just no lien li ' tiys ' round thai. ' Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " B, " Yan- kee Club. Episcopal Church Club, Rat Football Squad. Company Baseball. Third Class — Corp. Co. •■C. " Tankee Club. Episcopal Church Club. Polo Squad. Secoiul Class — Sgt. Co. " A, " Yankee Club. Episcopal Church Club. Riding- Team, A. I. E. E.. Marshal Ring- Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " B. " Episcopal Church Club, A. I. E. E., Capt. Rifle Team, O. G. ' s Association, Riding Team. Company Football, Marshal Final German. Born 1906. EDWARD FINCH JAMES - Summit, N. J. Electrical Encjincering Cavalry " Tcd, " " Jimmie " Matriculated 1924. On that fateful day in Septemlier when the Class of 192S first entered the gray walls of V. M. I., there came with them a dapper little fellow, who immediately on matriculating became merely a " dumb Mistah. " Very soon his exceptional qualities brought him to the front, and now after four long years Ted has proven more than a classmate — he is a true brother rat. After successfully completing that first year so well known to all V. M. I. men, he became the deserving wearer of corporal chevrons which clung to his sleeves firmly until finals, when thev were proudly exchanged for sergeant ' s stripes. During the first two years Ted showed remark- able ability as a horseman, and won for himself a place on the riding team. Chosen captain of the rifle team, he developed into one of the most consistent shots at V. M. I. Ted is a man among men; he leaves behind him an enviable record, and one which few of us have equaled. And now as the Class of ' 28 passes on we wish to you, Ted, the best that there is in life — success in whatever field you enter. " Jiu! Turn off !hc Unlit! " i Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " A. " Tide- water Club, Rat Track Team. Company Football, Thiril Class — Corp. Co. " A. " Tidewater Club. Captain Class Football. Second Class — Set. Co. ■■A.- Tidewater Club, Captain Class Football. Sec- ond Class — Sgt. Co. ■■A, " Tide- water Club, Track Squad, Com- pany Football, Company Tennis, llarshal Ring- Figure, A. I. E. E., Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " A, " Tidewater Club, The Legion, A. I. E. E.. Company Tennis Team, Company Football, O, G. ' s Football Team, O. G. ' s As- sociation. Brother Mucks. " Cadet " .Staff, " Bomb " Staff, Marshal Final n RICHARD DE ZENG KETNER Norfolk, Va. V: Born 1907. ' -%. ElfClricnl Enijinrering Artillery " Dick, " " Peter " Matriculated 1924. The picture above shov to his numerous feminine : s our fr end Richard de Zeng Ketner ; Richard to his family, Dicky (Imirers, and to his brother rats just Dick. It ' s not so long ago that the youth in question laid aside the foibles and frailties of civilian life to don the grey of V. M. I. To us he was then unknown; just another fellow sufferer in the cauldron of rathood ; but with the passing of the Class of ' 28 there is no greater heartache than that which comes from being separated from Dick. His rat year left him unscathed except for a pair of corporal chevrons, a numeral in track, and a rising reputation in the Corps. During his third class year Dick received the honor of being elected captain, and filling the halfback berth on the class football team. Both of these positions he filled to perfection. Following the phantom wand of P-Foot, Dick plunged into his second class year and elec- tricity at the same time, passing through both with flying colors. On the last lap he turned his versatile talents toward literature, being selected for the " Cadet " Staff and Outrage Editor of the " Bomb. " Memories of the close associations and friendships of men like Dick will soon be all that is left of the outgoing class; but memories of classmates such as he make the Institute what it is, t.nctures the hardships with pleasures, and makes the sorrow of parting more poignant. The swords of V. M. I. are raised in salute to you, Dick — a man and a gentleman. CSreater tribute does not exist. " Suits me beby. " ' ' t- Fourth Cass — Pvt. Football Squad. Presbyterian Church pany Baseball. Uni Third Class — Pvt. Co, Club, Company Ritle pany Basketball. Church Club. ;o. " C, " Rat orida Club, Club, Com- versity Club. •■C, " Florida Team, Com- Presbyt Second Class — Pvt. Co. " C. " Vice President Florida Club. Company Rifle Team. Class Basketball. Assistant Manager 192S Minstrel, A. P. S. A.. Mar- shal Ring Figure. Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Manager 1929 Minstrel, O. G. ' s Association. Company Baseball Team. Presbyterian Church Club. President Florida Club. A. P. S. A.. Company Rifle Team. Dramatic Club. O. G. ' s Football Team. Mar- shal Final WVt rr -mr 5 THOMAS FITCH KING Jacksonville, Fla. Born 1906. Liberal Arts Artillery Matriculated 1924. " Tom, " " Toofy " This is Thomas Fitch King, the able successor of Aristotle. He is «isc, as shown by his daily max, but he is not of the booku-orm type, for he succeeds by virtue of h!s power of concentration. As a rat Tom was a scared " Mister " from Florida, but the following year found him one of the hardest — sounding — of the mean third classmen. At the beginning of the second class vear he " hit his stride. " He chose " Arts " as the course best suited to his abilities, and he proved to be such a hghbrow that it was rarely necessary for him to study. In addition to his academic distinction, his personality, originality and ability have placed him firmly in the hearts of all his classmates. As to the girls, he seems undecided as to whom he will favor, but his eyes take on an addi- t ' onal and tndy foolish luster at the mention of his summer at Fort Bragg. We hope that in the end he will be able to concentrate his affections on one. Tom ' s pleasing personality and true friendship have given us proof of his worth. With all of his good iualities we feel sure that he will continue his good work and leave the world a better place in which to live. Old fellow, it is mighty hard to say good-bye. " Hang no! " t; . iv -vx;ji : Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " West Virginia Club, Presbvteriao Churfh Club. Third Class — Pvt. Co. ••C, " West Virginia Club, Presbyterian Cliurch Club, Company Baseball Team, Third Class Football Team, Polo Squad. Second Class — Pvt. Co. " C,- West Virginia Club, Presbyterian Church Club, Com- pany Football Team, Company Basketball Team, Captain Com- pany Tennis Team, " Cadet " Start. Marshal Ring Figure, Marsh;il Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " C. " West Virginia Club, Pn-s- byterian Church Club, Company Football Team. Company Basket- ball Team, Company Tennis Team, O. G. ' s Association. ' ■Cadet " .Staff, " Bomb " Staff, Marshal Final Gt-r- Born 1908. CYRTS SCOTT KUMP Elkin ' s, w. y. . Cavalry ■■Cy- ' Matriculated 1924. Early in Septcmher of 1924 there emerged from the mountains of West ' irginia a young mountaineer — " Cy " Kump by name. He matriculated, moved into barracks, and soon settled down as much as it was possible for him to settle down. Being young, he enjoyed the life immensely in spite of the fact that the road which he was forced to travel was often very hard. The third and second class years passed off smoothly with " Cy " passing his class work in fine shape and engaging in company athletics on the side. Since " Cy " intended to become a lawyer, he took the " hay " course. Liberal Arts, as one step toward his goal. It was as a first classman, however, that " Cv " came into his own. During this year he was a member of both the " Cadet " and " Bomb " staffs, captain of the " C " company football team, a valuable man on every company athletic team, and even more of a " highbrow " than in the years before. He picked the cavalry as the outlet for his military ambitions, and he is never happier than when astride one of Catesby ' s fiery chargers or solving some problem in tactics. .Although his cheerful nature and love of fun have kept his sleeves clean, these same qualities have made for him a host of friends, who stand as one in wishing him a happy and successful career. When " Cy " graduates, the Institute loses one of its most successful students; V. M. I. loses a loyal cadet, we a true friend. May the parting be short and our meetings frequent, Cy, old fellow; we wish you the best that life has to offer and lots of it. " Let ' s go. ' " " t: Second Class — Pvt. Co. " C. " American Political Science Asso- ciation. First Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " American Political Science Association, O. G. ' s Association. i- 3rn 1906. JEN-TAO-LI YUKNAN, ChINA Liberal Arts Infantrv Matriculated 1926. From the mountainous south of the Oriental Republic came " J- T. " through thick and thin, land and vater, to the mountainous south of the Occidental Republic. Immediately after his arrival in the States, scorning the easy life of most schools, he came to this institute of rigid discipline and wonderful tradition — the " West Point of the South. " Shortly after entering V. M. I. as one of the most unusual species, a second class rat, he was asked to give a talk on " Communism and Fascism " at a meeting of the Liberal Arts students here. This talk established his reputation as a finished public speaker, a reputation which he has upheld ever since. " J. T. " is fond of history and political science, and consequently is taking the Liberal Arts course. We often find him in the library poring over books of tactics, strategy, Budhism, Cathol- icism, Nationalism, Socialism, and many other " isms. " Like Stonewall Jackson, silent and reserved, he seems always to be thinking of something serious and important. In his character there are many fine qualities. He is sincere, earnest, religious and ambitious. He scorns Julius Caesar for his foolishness and Napoleon for his child- ishness, for he often says: " If I were Caesar I would never be the dictator; if Napoleon, never the Emperor. " Then we ask what he would be. " Well, " he replies with a smile, " I would be a faithful servant of my republic. " •■Hands off! " ■W! ■ -e . Foi iiith Class— p vt. Co. " E, " Com- pa I ly BaSL ' ball, Miss. -Tenn. Club. Third Class— Pv t. Co, . " E. " Com- pat ly Baseball. Miss. -Tenn. Club. Set-ond Class — P vt. Co. " E. " Com- pai ly Tennis, Compan; I- Bask etball. Dr; amatic Club. Miss. -Tenn. Club, lla rshal Ring Figure, Marshal Fir lal Ball. Krst Class — P ' t. Co. ■■E . ' ■ O. G. ' s Associatii on. Drs iniatic Cll lb, " Cadet " Staff. Miss. -Tenn. Cli lb. Marshal Final Gcrma n. f yi " :)(v , ' 5v WILLIAM BYRON LOCKWOOD Crystal Springs, Miss. Born 1907. Matriculated 1924. " Biir Cavalry " fiuJ, " ' ■If. B. " There has been only one Bill Lock vood at the Institute since we have been here, and he is from Mississippi, a fact vhich we could learn by simply listening to his pleasant Southern drawl. The slimness of thib -ame Bill should have kept him out of many " storms " during his rat year, but it helped him very little, if any. The nonchalance, however, which has been his through all his trials has helped him to bear his burdens gracefully as a rat and happily as an old cadet. As a third classman, Bill for some reason, was never caught in any of the little disorders which occurred at this time. He has usually managed to keep out of trouble and always man- aged to find time to write to his numerous feminine acquaintances. There is no girl for whom he cannot find " sweet nothings " to whisper in her anxious ear. Bill ' s second class year was spent in just watching the Institute go by, but when he entered into his first class year he was well qualified to assume all of his first class privileges. He could write little love lyrics with an ease that made him the object of envy of the whole corps, but vhen there was need of serious thinking he could contribute as much to a discuss. on as an ' man in our class. When we leave you. Bill, we know that we are leaving a gentleman, and a gentleman of unusual ability. The knowledge of your friendship will be an inspiration to us for the rest of our lives. " Let ' s ijualk out. " . rw ' ' .h it , Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " North Carolina Club, Company Baseball. Third Class — Pvt. Co. " E, " North Carolina Club. Second Class — Pvt. Co. " E, " Florida Club, O. R. P. ' s, Marslial Final Ball. Marshal Final German. First Class — Pvt. Co. " E, " Florida Club, O. R. P. ' s, " Sniper " Staff, O. G. ' s Associa- tion, Company Baseball, Company Basketball, Marshal Final Ger- HI -f- " TTft - JAMES CARR LOFTIN --j Fort Myers, Fl. . Born 1906. " Ji Clinnica! Engincer ' inij Engineers ■nmic, " " Lester, ' ' " Cartooi. Matriculated Here ve see a regular Tarheel from the illustrious state of North Carolina. He blew in with the rest of the sons of the Old North State and was promptly awarded the first " sheenie " of the year. Although he has always been " running, " his sleeves have remained clean throughout his four j ' ears with us. As a third classman, his outside activities were so numerous that B. D. ' s math threw him for a loss. Jimmy was never a track man, though he spent most of the time th ' s year running de- merits and piling up an interest in the gold brick in front of barracks. Three pairs of shoes later " J. C. " decided to settle down and enjoy watching microbes chase one another about in Ole Rat ' s test tubes. Alternating penalty with guard tours left him plenty of time to plan his sojourn at Uncle Sam ' s house party at Fort Humphreys. There he neglected bridge building in favor of automobile repairing, and his " Chevie " always placed in the detour races to Washington — usually last. Returning as a first classman, he soon decided that organic is not as easy as he had been led to believe. Again he threw fear into the ranks of the chevron bearers as a member of the powerful O. G. ' s Association. After winning the official title of " mixer and poorer " of the O. P. Q. Non Liability Corporation, his ambitions centered upon a chemical plant in South America. Jimmy, you have always been a true friend and brother rat, and we hate to say good-bye to one so true. When }ou leave, both V. M. I. and North Carolina will feel a great loss, but we know that in the future both will be proud of you. Remember us, for you shall ever be fore- most in our hearts. Good-bye and the best o ' luck. " Alt;, heck! There goes that bugle. " Fourth Class— Pvt. Co. " B, " Tide- watir Club, Rat Track Team. Third Class— Corp. Co. ■D, " Track Squad. Tidewater Club. Second Class — Pvt. Co. ■C. " A. S. C. E.. Alabama Club. Marshal Ring Fig- ure. Marshal Final Ball. First ClilKS— Pvt. Co. " E, " .A.. S. C. E., . labama Club, O. G. ' s Association, jrar.shal Final Ge -.. . 1 %. Born 1904. HORACE TAGGART LONG Birmingham, Al.a. Civil Engineering Cavalry " Corporal, " " Horaee " Matriculated 1924. Horace came through his rat year with a demerit total of nil, hut the next year, although he was made a corporal, the delinquencies began to come in upon him from every direction. Need- less to say, the O. G. ' s eventually claimed him as their own. The cavalry was Horace ' s first choice as a field for military glory, and since he was in the first section, he had little di Hiculty in making the grade to our " hay burners, " which are dignified by the name of a horse. During the next three years he managed to avoid hard falls from horses, though he fell divers times — for " calics. " Since the beginning of his third class year Horace has kept his " vie " going from reveille to taps and in so doing has qualified as the one great expert on popular music in barracks. There is not a song so new that he cannot tell all about it, and records belonging to " Corporal " have always been scattered throughout the rooms of his brother rats. Incidentally, he never seems to study, but h!s class marks have always been right at the top. Horace, we know that when we leave you, you will go straight to success in life. our friend- ship here has meant more than we can tell ou ; may you remember us in our success. ' i " Jusi lisien lo the new recor.i I ' ve sot. " ' =« • Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. ■ ' C. " Com- pany Football. Company Baseball, Richmond Club. lliiril Class — Pvt. Co. " C. " Secretary Richmond Club, Company Baseball, Secoml Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Vice-Presi- dent Richmond Club. A. S. C. E., D. T. ' s, Marshal Ring Figure. Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " C. " President Richmond Club, O. G. ' s Association, A. S. C. E., D. T. ' s, Marshal Final German. ALFRED HENDERSON McDOWELL Richmond, Va. Born 1907. Ci uit Engineering Artillery " Pete, " " Peter " Matriculated 1924. The assembling of the multitude, the subjugation of the assemblage, and the " rodentizing " of the bipeds which occurred on September 9, 1924, encompassed in its mighty surge and carried forward on its billowy crest, a small, much frightened, and completely d emoralized human being. This boy, who has since become familiarly known as " Pete, " found himself situated near the small end of " C " company. " Pete ' s " ways, during this period of mighty tempests and maelstroms, varied widely. However he managed to struggle through, but failed in having his blouse decorated with chevrons. Early in his career, he developed a leaning toward the " primrose path. " During his stay at Fayetteville, while at Fort Bragg, he learned about things from the girls of that historic town. He also showed that a dog can bark in other yards than his own. As a result of " them " eyes, " those " hair, and " these figger, " plus that experience, the scalps of many girls hang at his belt. Despite such a fickle nature, we feel that somebody will get him yet, and we can sympathize with her. We do not like to think of his leaving us, for one rarely finds a truer friend, a more honest nature, or a more wholesome personality. He is a man who makes friends easily and every one of these will miss him greatly after graduation. To wish him luck and prosperity is un- necessary as it is more than obvious that they are his for the asking. " HoiM about a small chargef " Fourtli Class — Pvt. Co. " A. " Rat Boxing Team. Rat Football Squad, Texas Club. Third Class — Pvt. Co. " A. " Class Football. Texas Club. .Second Class— Pvt. Co. ■A. " Texas Club, Company Rifle Team. Mar- shal Ring Figure. larshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " A. " President Texas Club, O. G. ' s As- sociation. Company Rifle Team. Marshal Final German. DAVID COMBS McGEHEE S.Ax AxTOxio, Tex. CIteinical Enijineering Born 1906. Matriculated 192+. Cavalrj- " Mac, " " Maggie " " Mister! What the this-that-and-the-other do you thinlv you ' re haviiiR around here? " Dave came down to drill one wintry afternoon clad in lovely angora chaps. For all his Western in- stincts the lad from the land of the " great open faces " lived down the aforementioned incident and proceeded from the vicissitudes of rathood to the vagrancies of old cadetship. Civil and Electricity David, passed up as distasteful, and Arts he deemed beneath his notice. Thus it came to pass that he became a " Test Tube Johnny " and delved into the mysteries of the amoeba, protoplasm and organic structures. It is useless to say that after the affair of the angora chaps the cavalry claimed him for her own. Camp left a train of bleeding hearts in David ' s wake. Girls in the Alexandria — Baltimore area (inclusive) — began pining away to mere shadows when the fateful July 28, 1927, took out of their midst their " Prairie Knight. " In all the human vocabulary there is no more beautiful word than Friendship. It is the rare flame that burns its gospel through the sordid world, making it a better place to live in. Those who may call and be called by David McGehee " Friend, " are fortunate in having him as a comrade worth the trust and a man worth his mettle. Exploiting his assets would be in vain. All who know him love, honor and respect him. More can be said of no man. " If ' iat did Bunny B bone me for this morning f : Fonrth Class — Pvt. Co, " A. " Rat Wrestllne Team, Yankee Club, Company Football. Third Class— Corp. Co. " F, " " Sniper " Staff, Yankee Club. Second Class— Sgt. Co. ■•C, " " Sniper " Staff, " Cadet " Staff, A. S. C. E,, Y ' ankee Club, Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " B, " " Sniper " Staff, " Cadet " Staff. Yankee Club, A. S. C. B., O. G. ' s Association, Marshal Final German. RUTHERFORD NELSON McGIFFERT DuLUTH, Minn. Civil Engineering Matriculated 1924. " Mac " " Turk " Behold, the pride of Minnesota! One day in September of 1924 this bashful lad nervously signed the dotted line before entering Washington Arch, and then walked into the courtyard for a look around. This was the beginning of a rather uneventful rat year for " Mac. " He seemed to be a great favorite with the old cadets, and as a result finals came almost too soon to suit him. His first final ball, however, found the lower e.Ktremit!es of his sleeves decorated with brand new- corporal chevrons. " Turk " found that the trying third class year is not really very difficult if one realizes that he is not the dictator of policies of V. M. I. During this year, whenever he talked he had some- thing to say. We were not surprised when his chevrons were moved above his elbow at finals. " Mac " has but one great fault — his " in love complex. " If he were offered the whole world, he would say, " Lead me to Sweetbriar. " This complex has taken much of the time, thought, and midnight oil which other men spend in in less agreeable activities. The old saying, " Still water runs deep, " might well have been written especially for " Mac. " During his four years here he has not had a great deal to say, but he has proven himself a staunch friend and a true brother rat. We know that when he leaves us he will always have the best. " If hat do you kno=u:f " Fourtli Class — Pvt. Co. ' F, " MarylMnd-D. C. C 1 u b. Company Baseball. Third Class — Pvt. Co. ■■V. " .Maiyland-D. C. Club, Com- pany Baseball, Class Basketball- HecDiHl (ias.s — Pvt. Co. F. " Maiy- land-D. C. Club, A. S. C. E., Com- pany Football. Company Basket- ball, Company Tennis, Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. Urst C;a»s — Pvt. Co. ■•F. " Mary- land-D. C. Club, A. S. C. E., O. G. ' s Association, Company Fool- ball. Company Basketball. Com- pany Tennis. Company Baseball, O. G. ' s Football. Marshal Final German. Born 1907. ALEXANDER McIVER Washington, D. C. Civil Enijiniering Engineers " Mac " Matriculated 1924. Upon one of the cots that covered the floor of the gym during our first weelcs here, there sat a quiet youth ivho said little and saw much. Not long after his arrival he moved from the peaceful gym to the st " rmy barracks and, guided by the willing hands of third classmen, he en- tered every port with various reccpt ' ons. During his second year " Mac " took a great interest in company athletics, and for three years he has been a mainstay of " Oof " company ' s fcolball and basketball teams. He has also led the tennis team to battle, and is a pitcher of no mean ability. In military lines he has trained for three years to become an O. G , but he showed what he could do as a soldier if called upon when he acted as adjutant at Port Humphreys. " Mac " has succeeded in giving the factdt " quite a scare ever ' ear by just missing his stars, and it is not at all unusual to find him helping a brother rat in studies that seem impossible until they are explained by one who knows. " .Mac, " old boy, you leave us with memories of kindness and good cheer never to be for- gotten, and we look to the future in the expectancy of hearing great things of you. " Sjioffard is (jod. and ' Olie ' is Ins proplict. " % ' W Fourth Class — Pvt. Cn. " B. " Box- ing Squad, Missouri Club. Third Class — Pvt. Co. ■■B, " Compan.v Football. President Missouri CIuIj. Second Class — Pvt. Co. ■■B. " Com- pany Baseball. President Missouri Club, Marshal Ring Figure. Mar- shal Final Ball. First Class— Pvt. Co. " B, " President Missouri Club, O. G. ' s Association. O. R. P., JIarshal Final German. r ■»- MILLER OST McNAY St. Louis, Mo. Chemical Enijinrrruig Born 1907. Matriculated 1924. Artillery " Mac, " " Conrad ' This young man came out of the West determined to wear the gray in spite of the fact that he knew something of the gloom which hangs over barracks for a rat. " Mac " received his share of the rat ' s life; perhaps in spots a little more than his share, but he came through the year with prospects for a good third class ahead of him. At the beginning of the second year, " Mac " became a member of the most high-hat section of them all, the " Royal Tenth. " Only three of the Old Guard are left, and " Mac " is the only one of these who has not yet spent a summer at the t ' niversity of Rockbridge Baths. At Fort Bragg, in 1927, signal honors were heaped upon " Conrad. " His was the first direct hit on the first salvo, and this is all the more remarkable because at the time he could not see through the B. C. scope. But more remarkable yet, he is the only Keydet so far as we know who can sleep while driving a fractious wheel team. Wrightsville Beach and " Mac " became very well acquainted with each other, and by the end of July what he did not know- about that resort simply isn ' t known. " Mac ' s " first class year was hectic, to say the least, but he came through by his own ef- forts and after overcoming almost insurmountable obstacles is now graduating with his clas«; thus proving to the world that he is a man who can not be held down. " Mac, " we are proud of you. " liaven ' t time, and it ' s too much trouble. " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " F, " Mary- land-D. C. Club. DeMolay Club. Third Class — Corp. Co. " A. " land-D. C. Club, DeMolay Second Class — Sgt. Co. " A. " matic Club. Riding Team, S. A„ Toastmaster A. P. Banquet. Maryland-D. C. University Club, Marshal Figure, Marshal Final Ball. Class — Pvt. Co. " A, " O. G. ' s As- sociation. Dramatic Club. Riding Team, A. P. S. A., Maryland-D, C. Club. Marshal Final German. Mary- Club. " Dra- Club, Ring First JOHN WILLIAM MANN Cumberland, Md. Matriculated 192+. " Bill, " " Booty " The glamor and glitter of a military life and the sound of a real military band appealed strongly to " Booty. " As a result he left the " Queen City of the Alleghenies " and became one of us vhen we entered these sacred portals in the fall of ' 24, little suspecting what we had before us. After spending a rat year with him, there was no doubt as to which unit he would select. When a love for horses is combined with a love for the army, the result is a cavalryman; and such he is from his Stetson hat to his Peel (?) boots. . " t the outset of his third class year he was one of those corporals " to be respected and obeyed accordingly. " He held the offices of corporal and sergeant, but fate decreed that he should join the ranks of the O. G. ' s during his first class year. Academically he is a hard-working disciple of " College Bill, " prone to dream away his afternoons in horizontal exercises at the L, A. mental gymnasium. As we come to the parting of our ways we look back with fond remembrance upon the happy days spent with " Booty, " and we look with sorrow to the future, in which we shall be parted from him. We can only say in losing him that he is one of the real men in our class, and that we are better by having known him, " No, really, ' women don ' t interest mc. " y Fonrtll Class — Pvt. Co. " D, " Tide- water Club, Rat Boxing. Rat Baseball Team. Tliird Class— Corp. Co. " D, " Varsity Baseball Squad. Tidewater Club. Second Class— Tidewater .Club, A. S. C. E.. Marshal Ring Figure. IVIarshal Final Ball. First Class — Tide- water Club. A. S. C. E.. Adver- tising Staff " Cadet, " Business Stait " Bomb, " Marshal Final German. JAMES QUENTIN MARCHANT M. THEVVS, Va. Born 1906. Civil Engineering Artillery " Minnie " Matriculated 1924. " Minnie " arrived in Lexington at about the same time as the rest of us on that memorable September day in 1924, but it was with the utmost difficulty that he was able to tear himself away from the metropolis of Lexington long enough to sign up at V. M. L Having just left Mathews, Virginia, he was astonished by the magnitude of the Lexington skyscrapers and the throng of traffic in Lexington ' s downtown section. On the surface " Minnie ' s " cadetship would seem to be a very ordinary one. He has worked his way through rathood, fought his way through the third class year, drifted through the sec- ond class, and led during the first class year; he has taken a good academic stand, earned his chevrons, lost them, walked his tours, and met success modestly and disappointment with a smile. But this is no more than we expect from any real cadet. It is his strength of character, his abso- lute honesty, the courage with which he upholds his convictions, and his true friendship that have earned for " Minnie " the respect and love which every member of ' 28 bears for him. " Minnie, " when it is time for us to say good-bye to you we will miss your happy smile and contagious grin. Mathews may not be as large as some cities, but she has sent out into the world one man of which any city might be proud. It is hard for us to leave you now, but our parting is made easier by the knowledge that success is certainly waiting for you. Come back to see us as often as you can, old man. " Hallo, zat you? " TliinI Class— Pvt. Co. " F. " Texas i-lub. Rat Football. DeMolay Club. Pre.sbyterian Church Club. iSeconil Class — Sgt. Co. " A. " Company Football. Texas Club, Presbyterian Chuich Club. DeMolay Club. O. R. P., Marshal Ring Figure. Mar- shal Final Ball. First Class— Pvt. Co. " F. " O. R. P.. Texas Club. ■Bomb " Staff, DeMolay Club, O. G. ' s Association, Yacht Club, Pres- byterian Church Club. O. G. ' s Football Team, Marshal Final FRANK BARROWS MARKLE, JR. Galveston, Tex. Born 1907. Cliemical Engineering Infantry " Frank " Matriculated 1925. Back in the fall of ' 25 an unsophisticated looking Texan strolled through Limit Oates and asked to be allo ved to jo!n the army. Soon he could no longer be recognized as a Texan, having traded his chaps for a uniform and his six-guns for a Springfield. Frank was one of the elite who started his cadetship in the third class. That the selection was more than justified is easily seen by a glimpse at his " high-brow " record in the molecule- chasing course. As a second classman Frank tried his hand at the military end of V. M. I. and, as usual, was successful. From make-overs till Finals two stripes adorned the upper half of his sleeves. But during this time he decided that military prowess was not in his line, so his first class year found him a member of the royal and exalted order of the OfHcers of the Guard. Frank behaved like man ' other first classmen. He walked his tours, lost his girl, and man- aged to remain a private. His work on the advertising end of the " Bomb " has been invaluable. Frank, you leave many friends behind you when you turn your steps from our Alma Mater. Such friendships as are formed here are not forgotten, and yours is one of the best. We ' re all behind you. " Toible. " %. Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. ' P. " Maiy- land-D. C. Club. Episcopal Church Ve.stry, Rat Boxlngr, Company Football. Company Baseball. Tliird Class — Corp. Co. " F, " Maryland- D. C. Club, Episcopal Churcli " Vestry, Company Football, Com- pany Baseball. Second Claws — Set. Co. " F, " Maryland-D. C. Club, Episcopal Church Vestry, Captain Company Football, Company Bas- ketball, Riding Team. Varsity Wrestling Squad, A. P. S. A., Mar- shal Ring Figure. Marshal Final Ball. First Class— 2nd Lieut. Co. " P. " Maryland-D. C. Club. Epis- copal Church Vestry, Varsity Football Squad, Hop Committee, " Bomb " StafE, O. D. ' s Association, A. P. S. A., Brother Mucks, Rid- ing Team, Varsity Wrestling Squad. Marshal Final German. RICHARD COKE MARSHALL, HL Washington ' , D. C. Born 1908. Liberal Arts Artillery Matriculated 1924. " Dick, " " Dickie Boy " Leaving the dangers and wiles of the nation ' s capital, our sturdy Dick came to Lexington to face the more trying dangers of the rat year at V. M. L But, being of a friendly disposi- tion and having the natural carriage of a soldier, he did not attract more than his share of the wrath of the third classmen. Our hero emerged from the deluge of paddles and " calics " at his first finals with chevrons and with a host of friends in the corps. Then when the eventful third class year came to a close Dick faced the crossroads in his academic career with no trepidation; he chose the Arts as a rest cure and as a pre-law course. However, his heavy books rested as lightly on his mind as did the chevrons on h ' .s sleeves, and he found ample time to captain the " F " company football team through a highly successful season. It is at camp that the true measure of a man can be taken, and while at Fort Bragg, Richard more than justified our regard and admiration for him. He took his fun where he found it, but even at that he was exceptionally well behaved for one so far from home. Dick spent his final year in this lofty prison in the double capacity of an ofHcer and a gentle- man. At his graduation the Institute loses a keydet of which it is justly proud. We are sure that all of the breaks of life will come your way, Dick, because you know how to play the game squarely. " O i. the ivomen go luilJ over me. " Fourth C 1 a s 9— Pvt. Co. " C, " Northern Virginia Club, University Club, Rat Boxing Squad. lOiird C ' la§s — Corp, Co, " C, " Nortliern Virginia Club, Varsity Polo Squad, Second Class — Sgt. Co. " C. " Vice President Northern Virginia Club, A. P. S. A., Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. ' -C, " Northern Virginia Club, Assistant Circulation Man- ager " Cadet, " A. P. S, A., O. G. ' s Association, Marshal Final Ger- Born 1908. JOHN CLIFFORD MILLER. JR. Brandy, Va. Liberal Arts Cavalry ' ■ Cliff r ••Capfy, " " J- C " Matriculated 1924, Four years ago this distinguished protege of Brandy decided that he vas very anxious to enter V. M, I. He was so anxious, in fact, that he came up six weeks early and attended the University of Rockbridge Baths. Military honors awaited him at the University, and by the end of the session he had risen to the rank of " Cap, " which rank he has held during his four years at the Institute. " Cap " survived the days of rathood without serious mishap, but at finals there were no chevrons for him. However, as it was to be expected, the authorities soon discovered that they had made a gross mistake, and " Cappie " came through with flying colors at make-overs. He kept his chevrons during his second class year, but upon becoming a first classman, he decided that he had seen enough of chevrons and that the time-honored order of the O, G, ' s was the place for him. According to the prophets, a man who is lucky at cards can not be lucky in love. Well, we do not know of an one in barracks vho has worse luck in cards — draw our own conclusions. Cliff, old boy, ' 28 is for you through thick and thin. When we think of you it will be with a smile of pleasure and the knowledge that you are a man worthy to be known as a son of V. M. I. " Let ' s hit the liay. " - Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " P, " Com- pany Football, Rat Boxing Squad, Missouri Club. Tliirrt Class — Corp. Co. " A, " Class Football, Company Baseball. Missouri Club. Second Class — Sgt. Co. " A, " Missouri Club, Company Football. Company Baseball, O. R. P., Presbyterian Church Club, Marshal Ring Fig- ure, Final Ball Committee, Mar- shal Final Ball. First Class — 2nd Lieut. Co. " A, " Missouri Club, Company Baseball, Company Bas- ketball, O. R. P., O. D. ' s Asso- ciation, Presbyterian Church Club, " Bomb " Staff, Hop Committee, Marshal Final German. ROBERT STOCKTON MITCHELL, Bowling Green " , Kv. JR. Born 1906. Chemical Entjinnring Artillery " Bob " Matriculated 1924. " Bob " hails from St. Louis, Mo., although he is originally a Kentuckian. If you don ' t believe it, ask him. He came to V. M. I. early and spent the greater part of his rat year at " F " Company " sheenies. " A great mistake «as made at finals of his first year when his name was not on the list of the corporals, but this was corrected at make-overs of the next year. Since this time he has advanced steadily along military lines until now he is a lieutenant in " A " Company. During Bob ' s first three years at the Institute he attended all of the hops but was never known to " drag. " The girls, however, did not like this arrangement, and at the Thanksgiving Hops of his first class year he began by inviting four girls at the same time, each girl from an entirely different place. Upon graduation " Bob " will receive two degrees, the more important of which, the S. E. P. degree, is a certificate of thorough knowledge of the Saturday Evening Post, and the less im- portant one, a B.S., a certificate of knowdedge of chemistry. In both courses his stand has been unusuall} ' good. " Bob " has always been a true friend and an all-around gentleman. The best that we can wish him is that the success which has been his at V. M. I. will follow him through the rest of his life. " Pipe doiL ' ti — nerd my beauty sleep. " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. ■A. " Ral Football Squad. Captain Rat Bas- ketball Team, Company Baseball. Richmond Club. Third Clas.s — Corp. Co. " B. " Varsity Football Team. Varsity Basketball Team. Company Baseball, Richmond Club. C. T. ' s. Second Class — 1st Sgt. Co. " B. " Company Baseball, Varsity Football Team. Varsity Basketball Team, Assistant Man- ager Baseball. Vice President Ath- letic Association, Vice President Jlonogram Club, Richmond Club. O. R. P. ' s. D. T. ' s. Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class— Capt. Co. " B. " Company Baseball. Captain Varsity Football Team. Varsity Basketball Team, President Athletic Association, President Monogram Club, Rich- mond Club, O. R. P. ' s, Hop Com- mittee, O. D. ' s Association, " Cadet " Staff, Marshal Pinal Ger- J. SHEPPARD MONDY Richmond, Va. Clirmiral Engint ' cring Born 1906. Matriculated 1924. Infantry " S i,-J . " " Pat. " " Bahy Boy " In our own little world at the Institute there are some men who win glory on the gridiron, diamond and court; others who rise to the height of military achievement, and still others who gather fame in the classroom. Here Is a young gentleman who has a rare combinatioon of all these sterling qualities. " Shep " came to us from Richmond ' way back in September, 1924, and entered the " House of Hardships " vith a determination to win. During his rat year he made himself known by his prowess on the football field and basketball court, and at finals he was awarded the coveted corporal stripes. There was no stopping " Shep " then. All during his third and second class years he was a regular on two varsity teams, proving himself a true sportsman at all times. It was during these years that Shep ' s dynamic personality, character and ability were recognized. When good old finals came, Shep found himself wearing the four stripes of a captain in the cadet corps. Not only at the Institute is he famous. He is one of those big, strong, silent men for whom all of the opposite sex fall. They think as much of our " Beby-boy " as we, who, have watched and admired him these four years. It is well known that he burned up the road between Camp Meade and Suffolk this past summer. Too much cannot be said of Shep as a first classman. Suffice it to say that he captured the most successful " Flying Stjuadron " in years. Since " Shep " has been at V. M. I. he has entered every activity with the same spirit — the determination to win. We, his brother rats, are sure that this same determination will bring him every success in the years to come. " Say, have you learj t ir latest? " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " F, " Texas Club, Episcopal Church Club, Company Football. Third Class — Corp. Co. " F. ' • Maryland-D. C. Club. Episcopal Church Club. Sec- ond Class— Sgt. Co. " F, " Rich- mond Club, Episcopal Church Club, A. P. S. A.. Company Foot- hall. ' -Cadef Staff, Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " F, " Tidewater Club. Episcopal Church Club, A. P. S. A., Company Football. " Cadet " Staff, O. G. ' s Association, Ma a) Germa I.UDWELL LEE MONTAGUE Gloucester, Va. Bom 1907. Liberal Arts Cavalry Matriculated 1924. " Lud, " " Monty, " " Loid " Being from the Army, " Monty " was not unfamiliar with things military when he came among us as a brother rat, hut he had to admit that he had never encountered anything like V. M. 1. before. He left the Philippines to come to V. M. I., but during h ' s rat year he never quite de- cided where he really was from. To some it was Richmond, but in Q-2 it was always " San Antonio, Texas, Sir! " At Finals " Lord Montague " was overlooked, but he became one of the chosen sixty at make- overs, and next year his name appeared among the thirty-six. He has never failed to win h s academic stars. During his second class year he decided to devote his literary talents to the service of the " Cadet, " and succeeded in finding a place on the staff. Once he thought too little of local restrictions and came to grief. Cavalrymen recall another occas ' on when " shots rang nut on the still night air " of Fort Myer. However, Lee has generally been successful in keeping out of difficulties with the powers that be. All in all, in Ludwell we have a brother rat who can be carefree without recklessness, serious without somberness, brilliant without showiness; one who has very little to say, but who possesses qualities which will carry him far on the road to success. " She " s just a cousin of mine. ' ' Fourtli Class — Pvt. Co. ' C, " Rat Football Squad, Louisiana Club, Rat Baseball Squad. Third Class — Corp. Co. " C, " Company Foot- ball, Louisiana Club, Marshal Final Ball. Varsity Track Squad. Second Class — Set. Co. " B, " Capt. Company Football Team. Louisi- ana Club, " Sniper " Staff, Varsity Baseball Squad, Marshal Final German, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — 2nd Lieut. Co. " B, " " Sniper " Staff. Louisiana Club, Captain Company Football. Wres- tling Squad, Varsity Baseball Squad. A. I. E. E., Manager Cadet Orchestra, Marshal Final Gern an. EDWIN AMBROSE MOORE Shrevf.port, La. Elr itr ' t cal Erujine ■Cling B orn 1906. Slinrly Artill " Moor ery c-e; ' " Dinty " Ve cannot ma ke any statemeni : as to hoi ,v " Sh )r(y " entered ;ar before we did, and conseq [uently we were not witnesses. Matriculated 1923. . M. I. simply because he came It is enough for us, however, that he came, and as his brother rats have so often reminded us, suffered far more than we ever did. In spite of his hardships he emerged from this year wearing corporal ' s chevrons. Edwin was a hard-boiled third classman when we first saw him. During this year he was in everything that happened, so it is not surprising that after a certain bomb escapade he was forced to leave. He spent the rest of the year at Alabama, but this school was not V. M. I., and September of the next year found him back with us, a changed man. From this time on Moore has been one of the steadiest men in the barracks, and now has won the respect of us all. At make-overs of his second class ear his sleeves were decorated with chevrons, and finals of this year found him a high ranking second lieutenant. During the spring of his second class year he showed great ability as a baseball player, and we are ex- pecting great things of him this year. This account would not be complete without some mention of " Shorty ' s " winning ways with the fair sex. He is irresistible — as several of his brother rats who have had girls up to the hops will testify. At Fort Bragg we knew Edwin as he really is, and we found him to be a man whose every action is that of a gentleman. It is hard to thinli of losing him, for we love him as a brother rat and respect him as a man. He is the truest friend and pal a man could wish. " IIillo, Eahr, ' wlicrr ' s tlic aftrntoon mail? ' ' Fourth Class— Pvt. Co. " A. " Washington Club. Third Class — Corp. Co. " D, " Class Historian, General Committee, Vigilance Committee, " Sniper " Staff, Class Pin Committee, Washington Club. Second Class — 1st Sgt. Co. " E, " Class Vice President, Chairman Finance Committee. Honor Court, General Court, Vigilance Commit- tee. Cotillion Club, Vice President A. S. C. E.. " Sniper " Staff, " Wash- ington Club. Episcopal Church Club, Marshal Ring Figure, As- sistant Leader Final Ball. First Class — Capt. Co. " E. " Class Vice President, Vice President Honor Court, General Committee, Vice President Cotillion Club, Editor- in-Chief " Sniper, " Art Editor " Bomb, " Brother Mucks, Wash- ington Club. O. D. ' s Association. Episcopal Church Club, Assistant Leader Final German. HENRY WILLIAMS MORGAN, JR. Washington, D. C. Born 1903. Civil Engineering Cavalry Matriculated 1924. " Bill, " " Right Rev. " " Right Reverend " It was once remarked of a great chemist who had been executed that it would take a thousand years to replace the head which had been seyered from his body in one short minute. Similarly, though in a different light, do we think of Bill. The loss suffered by his graduation will be a hard one for V. M. I. Often we see men in the corps who are outstanding in one particular field; seldom indeed do we encounter one who ia exceptional in everything he attempts. Bill is vice president of his class; he holds the office of First Cadet Captain, the highest mili- tary honor bestowed by V. M. I.; he has yorn the stars denoting distinction in general merit during his entire cadetship ; as vice president of the Cotillion Club he has contributed a great deal toward the success of V. M. I. dances; and the " Sniper " has gained recognition far and wide by virtue of his capability as an editor. When you leave us, Bill, though we can ' t be with you in the future as we have in the past, our hearts will follow you. Our eyes viIl be upon you and our devotion behind you as you master your every future undertaking and give it your all — as you have done in contributing toward a Greater V. M. I. " Huhf " Fourth Classi— Pvt. Co. " B. " Texas Olub. Rat Baseball. Tliird Class— Corp. Co. " B, " Texas Club. ■■Sniper " Staff, Company Baseball. Si ' i ' iind Class — Battalion Quarter- master Sgt.. Texas Club, A. I. E. E., ■•Sniper " Staff. Company Foot- ball, Marshal Ring Figure, Mar- shal Final Ball. First Class— 1st Lt. Co. •■P. ' Texas Club. A. I. E. E.. Exchange Editor " Sniper. " Photographic Editor ■ ' Bomb. ' O. D. ' s Association, O. D. ' s Football Team. Company Football. Brother Mucks. Marshal Pinal German. l WILLIAM GRIFFIN MORREL Dekton, Tex. Electrical Engineering Born 1908. Matriculated 1924. Cavalry " Griff. " " Monk " Again the cactus laden plains of Texas gave up one of their noble sons to the cause of mili- tarism. " Griff, " the noble son, entered the Institute as meek as any of us, but by the diligent use of the scrub brush and the inevitable " putz " soon became one of the commandant ' s running new cadets. Due to a slight mistake while guarding the Institute, finals found his sleeves with- out stripes, although they did show high ranking stars — coveted honors in themselves. Make- overs of his third class year, however, proved again that you can ' t keep a good man down; he emerged as thirty-second corporal. At the beginning of his second class year " Monk " began to do things. He had already gathered a following of devoted classmates, high ranking sergeant ' s chevrons, and stars, but not even these could satisfy him. He had gone too far to stop, and make-overs again rewarded his earnest efforts, leaving him second ranking officer in his class — Battalion Quartermaster Sergeant. Then, unfortunately, he became interested in the fair sex. A certain young lady from his own state, we hear, actually came up to V. M. I. and took his heart back to Texas while he prepared to sum- mer with the bareback riders at Fort Myer. Bright and early on a September morn of 1927 he reappeared at V. M. I., the First Lieuten- ant of " Oof " Company, and still the wearer of stars. He is leaving now, but from the beginning to the end of his cadetship " Monk " has stood out as an exceptional soldier, an excellent student, and a friend far beyond praise. Hit the world hard, old fellow! Twenty-eight is behind you to a man and we wish you worlds of success in whatever line of endeavor you may follow. " Ho iww. Traveler. " A Kourtli Class— Pvt. Co. " E. " Tide- water Club. Tliirtl Class — Pvt. Co. " F, " Tidewater Club. Second Class — Pvt. Co. " F, " Tidewater Club, " Cadet " Staff, Marshal Ring Figure. Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " F, " Tidewater Club, News Editor " Cadet. " A. P. S. A.. O. G. ' s Association, Marshal Final German. Born 1906. RICHARD NEWMAN Newport News, Va. Liberal Arts Artillery " Dick, " " Snooks " Matriculated 1924. Dick was one of those who constituted the advance guard of ' 28 on that memorable September day in 1924 on which most of us saw for the first time the Institute, which was to be our home for the greater part of the next four years. He was received with open arms by the first class- men on guard at the time, assigned a cot and three square feet of floor space in the gym, and then marched to the Q. M. D., where the " powers that be " soon changed his appearance from that of a very respectable civilian to that of a very raw soldier. For the next few weeks things were fairly smooth for Dick, but when we moved from the gym to barracks they began to liven up a bit. For some reason or other he attracted entirely too much attention from the old cadets, and as a result attended a great many of their little in- formal gatherings. He went through a good many trying situations during this year, but these proved conclusively to those who knew him that here vas a man. With his rat year out of the way, Dick settled down to a life of hard work. He passed through his third class year without a great deal of trouble along academic lines, and then began his second class year as a Liberal Artist. This course was exactly what he was looking for, and during his last two years he has stood as high in his classes as anyone could wish. His second class year, too, saw the beginning of his literary activities. For two years he has been a member of the " Cadet " staff, and during these two years he has contributed very materially to the success of that paper.. Dick, you are going out into the world now. We will miss you when ' 28 breaks up, but we know that those qualities which you have shown at V. M. I. will bring you success in the out- side world — as they have here. " Have you gol iJiat i rite-iip yet? " m Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Com- pany Football, Company Baseball, Tidewater Club, Thii-d Class — Corp. Co. " C, " Tidewater Club, Second Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " D. T, ' s O. R. P., Tidewater Club, Marshal Ring Figure. Marshal I- ' inal Ball. Pirst Class — Pvt. Co, " C, " O. G. ' s Association, D. T. ' s. O. R, P., Tidewater Club, Marshal Final Ge Born 1905. JOHN HALLER NICHOLS Portsmouth, Va. Chemical Entjineering Matriculated 1924. Engineers " Nick, " " Dream Daddy, " " Sugar-Foot " Attention to the superlative of cuteness! This title is the one given Nick by classmates in high school, and they ought to know him. It was not long after Nick left this same high school that he found himself in the harness of rathood at V. M, I. and weighed down by shoe polish and " putz, " With the help of the polish he finally finished up this first year, but finals could not come soon enough for him, and no sooner was he out of uniform than he set sail for V irginia Beach. After a summer full of many things, this little boy returned reluctantly to become one of those much disliked third classmen. He started the year as a private, but Colonel Polk soon saw his mistake and at make-overs decorated " Sugar Foot ' s " sleeves with the chevrons of a corporal. Since he spent many hours of this year dreaming of sand dunes and the roll of the ocean, he received the name of " Dream Daddy " during this year. Some of these dreams have materialized, however, and " Nuckles, ' ' the chemist, has now left us with a " dip " under his arm. Nick, when you leave us, we are " gonna " miss your smile, your subtle humor, and ynur happy disposition. It is with an unsteady voice that we bid you good-bye, ' cause ole ' 28 depends on you. " Come on no ' ui - leave mc alone. " i _ f « ' ; Tlijrd Class — Pvt. Co. " B. ' Pied- mont Club, Rifle Team. Seconil Cass — Pvt. Co. " B, " Piedmont Club. Rifle Team, Company Foot- ball Team, O. R. P., Marshal Ring Figure. Marshal Final Ball. First Class— Pvt. Co. " B. " Rifle Team, Yacht Club, President Piedmont Club, O. G. ' s Association, O. R. P., Marshal Final German. Born 1906. CLAUDE SWANSON NUNN Farmville, Va. Chemical Enghwiring Infantry " C. SJ ' " T. BJ ' ' •Su-anson " Matriculated 1925. Claude, like one of our colonels, attended V. P. I. before he came here, and the experience, both academic and military, ivhich he acquired at " Tech " made him eligible for entrance to the third class. We consider ourselves lucky; his charm and personality have made him a classmate ' hom we can never forget. For some reason or other, Claude decided to take chemistry under the tutelage of Colonel Pendleton, and for two years he has shown the less brilliant would-be chemists how equations should be worked. Now that we see him walking out of the limit gates with a " dip ' ' under his arm, we, his classmates, feel sure that he has a very successful life before him. But we can not leave Camp Meade out of this story. At this finishing school for Uncle Sara ' s infantrymen Claude was truly " one of the boys. " Very seldom was there a party or a trip to Baltimore which he did not grace with his presence. These six weeks of drill, sand, and " Muddy Waters " were enough to entirely dispel any desire which he may have had for the life of a soldier. The Virginia Military Institute will no doubt In the days to come have reason to be proud of this son of Farmville, whom she had the honor of graduating. We, his classmates, are proud of him now ; we are waiting to hear of the success which we know will be his. " If ere is ty mai If " Fourth Class — Pvt. Cn. " E. " Com- jjany Baseball, Kat Football Team, Florida Club. Third Class— Coip. Co. ' -E. " Monogram Club, Varsity Football. Florida Club. Second Class — Pvt. Co. " E, " Monogram Club, Varsity Football, A. P. S. A., Florida C:ub, D. T. ' s, Cni Rirle Team. Company Ba University Club, Marshal Figure. Marshal Final Ball. Class — Pvt. Co. ' -E, " Monogram Club. Varsity Football, Vice Pres- ident A. P. S. A., Florida Club, D. T. ' .s, University Club, Sgt.-at- Arms O. G. ' s .Association, Marshal Final German, npany seball. Ring First ' 55S; ' A Born 1908. KARLYLE O ' BERRV Tampa, Fla. Liberal .Iris Artillery " Madame Silo, " " K, " " Firpo " Matriculated 1924. Karlyle will long be rememhered for his «ork on the football field at V. M. I, During his rat year he played on the rat team, and the remaining three years on the varsity. It vill be a great loss to the team and school to have you leave us, old fellow. " Madam Silo, " as he was called during the eventful summer at Fort Bragg, has had his ups and downs at ' . M. I. During his rat year he took his sheenies, met the V. C, and indulged in an occasional gripe, but he was always able to laugh it off and show his real worth. He was made a corporal at finals, but " Firpo " was cut out to be an O. G., having a desire to see just how much trifling he could get away with. This won for him the honor of sergeant- at-arms of that illustrious organization, the Officers of the Guard. Karlyle has taken an interested part in the activities of the school and his class, and leaves behind him an enviable record. His true heart, his hearty laugh, and the courage with which he upholds his convictions have won for him the love and respect of all of us. It is with deep regret that we say good-bye, Karlyle. We think the world of you, and know you are capable of great things. " Lit the bill ' uns cat llir Half ' tins. " %. 1- t- Fourth Class— Pvt. Co. " B. " Louisiana Club, DeMolay Club. Presbyterian Church Club. Third Class — Corp. Co. " B, " Louisiana Club, DeMolay Club, Presbyterian Church Club. Second Class — Sgt. Co. " B, " Vice President Louisiana Club. Assistant Manager Track, " Sniper " Staff. A. P. S. A.. Mar- shal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — 1st. Lt. Co. " B, " President Louisiana Club, Circulation Manager " Sniper. " As- sociate Editor " Bomb, " A. P. S. A.. 1st Mate Tacht Club. Company Baseball, Company Rifle Team. O. D. ' s Football Team. O. D. ' s Asso- ciation, Marshal Final German. RUSSELL JENNINGS OGILVIE, JR. Shreveport, L. . Born 1907. Matriculated 1924. Infantry " Rusty, " " Ogie " The first official notice we hail of " Mister Ogilvie ' s " presence in the Corps of Cadets was occasioned by the struggles of the First Sergeant to pronounce his name correctly at the reveille roll call. He was later quite well known to certain third classmen and made frequent visits to their rooms. These visits seemed to have the desired effect, for toward finals whenever he was spoken of it was as that " running Mister Ogilvie. " The results of his work during the first year were shown when finals found him a high ranking corporal. With this as a start he continued the good work and finished the year as a very high ranking sergeant. His next step was to sign up for the Liberal Arts course, prob- ably because of his troubles with " Monk " during the preceding year. At camp " Rusty ' ' was a shining light in more ways than one, and we still hear rumors of broken hearts in the vicinity of Baltimore. This is not strange, for who could keep from falling in love with this fair-haired Louisiana lad? After a few short weeks between the end of camp and the beginning of school he returned to the Institute as the very first lieutenant of " B " Company. During this ear he held down the position of circulation manager of the " Sniper " — and a place in our hearts which no one else can fill. " Rusty, " we must say good-bye to you. We know that you will be successful in whatever you attempt, and we want you to know that ' 28 will always be behind you. " Wisli I could keep aivake in the library. " Fnurth Class — rvt. Co. " E, " Com- pany Footliall. Rat Track Team, Tidewater Club. Third Class — Corp. Co. " E, " " Sniper " Staff. Varsity Track Team. Monogram Club, Company Baseball, Tide- water Club. Second Class — Sgt. Co. " E. " Assistant Manager Foot- ball. " Sniper " Staff, Assistant Manager Basketball. Varsity Track Team, Monogram Club, Tidewater Club, A. I. E. E.. Mar- shal King Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Second Lieut. Co. " D, " Athletic Editor " Bomb, " Exchange Editor " Cadet, " Man- ager Rat Basketball, Varsity Track Team, Monogram Club, Tidewater Club, A. I. E. E., Mar- shal Final German. Born 1907. WILLIAM HAYES OLD Norfolk, ' a. Electrical Eni inccriinj Artillery " Bill " Matriculated 1924. Without waitins to graduate from old Maury High, Bill left Norfolk to escape the throngs of girls vho hung on his every ivord ; and his escape made even V. M. I. a desirable haven. The passing years have brought him experience and added much to his list of achieve- ments. Each year since the first has seen his sleeve adorned with chevrons, and three mono- grams for service on the varsity track team have given evidence to his work for his Alma Mater. Since he has been here he has never neglected his studies and has always stood near the top of his class. His last two years have been spent in chasing the elusive electron and com- puting the power factors of polyphase asynchronous motors — or what have you. Outside of electricity he has solved the problem of how to provide light where there is none, for his witty and illuminating conversation has enlightened many hearers on many subjects. When " early revs " become in memory pleasant occurrences, we ' ll recall with pleasure our associa tion with Bill, and we may rest assured that his later friends will love him just as we do now and will value just as highly his wholesome common sen;e and frankness. ■■irliat fhcll! " ff- :; ' ' ' Foiirth Class— Pvt. Co. " F. " Ark- ansas Club, Company Baseball- Third Class— Corp. Co. " F, " Treas- urer Arkansas Club. Company Baseball. Hell-Hound Football Team, DarUtown Fantasy, Uni- versity Rockbridge Baths. Second Class— Sgt. Co. " B, ' ' Company Football, A. P. S. A., Arkansas Club, " Sniper " Staff, Marshal Final Ball, Marshal Final German. First Class— Pvt. Co. " B, " Com- pany Baseball, Purser Yacht Club, A. P. S. - ., O. G. ' s Association, Business Manager ■ ' Sniper. " Ark- ansas Club, Marshal Final Ger- man. Born 1907. WILLIAM ARTHUR OWENS LiTTi.E Rock, Ark. Liberal .tils NLitriculated 1923. Infantry " •BilL " " Il ' illie ' Several yards of ticket and several days on a slo v train thrinigh Arkansas contributed their part in landing Billie in the place from whence few men return the same — V. M. I. His evident indifference lead him to declare that he could stand anything once, and to sign the fatal books, an action which he probably regretted many times during those long winter months in which the third classmen cured him of that self-same indifference. The attentions of the third class helped him receive corporal chevrons, but did not help him much with B. D.— and math threw him for a loss. Then the military authorities got together and accused him of belonging to the order of Barracks Bolshevics. This was a hard year for Bill ! Upon his return for his second class year he moved his chevrons higher up on his sleeve. And his other talents did not long remain hidden; he was soon elected to the " Sniper " sttaff. He chose the gentleman ' s course of Liberal Arts, but this course turned out to be a course of liberal work upon friend Townes ' maps. For his last vear he came back to earth and enlisted with the O. G. ' s. As business manager of the " Sniper " he piloted that good ship through the stormy sea of debt to the calm shore of prosperity. His odd moments during this vear were spent in search of the Honorable Green Duck, the elusive property of the O-P-Q-i Corporation, of which Bill is a member in good standing. Bill, old pal, we are more than proud to number you among our true friends. We shall never forget you and never cease to wish you the best o ' luck. " Il ' io ' s i ol my ijreni Jink " 6 - -!-l 1 1 r ( s ■ p ,♦ w - ■ y M w jl i ' l 1 1 1 r: WP Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " B, " Dra- matic Club, Piedmont Club. Third Class — Corp. Co. " A. " Sefond Class — Sgt. Co. " A, " A. P. S. A.. " Cadet " Staff. Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class— Pvt. Co. " A, ' ' A. P. S. A., " Cadet " Staff, O. G. ' .s Association, Marshal Final German. .f t? c " tr: JOHN WHITE PENDLETON Le.xingtox, Va. Born 1908. Matriculated 1924. Cavalry " Jolin, " " John It ' liite " " Well, I Mippnse you are Ole Rat ' s son? " This is the greeting John White received when he first entered Washington Arch as a new cadet. Since he had been in fairly intimate contact with the Institute all his life and was aware of the value of its training he decided that his career should be a military one for the next four years. In this thought he was not mistaken, for at the end of a rather tumultuous rat year he was presented with corporal chevrons, and at the end of his third class year he was again one of the Commandant ' s select few, this time a sergeant. During the first two years John White did not distinguish himself along academic lines, al- though he stood among the first fourth of his class. However, upon his becoming a second class- man he elected Liberal Arts and began concentrated study, contrary to the usual practice of Artists. As a reward, when Finals rolled around John White was designated as a distinguished cadet, one of those authorized to wear " stars, " the coveted emblem designating a " high brow. " Duri ng this year, due to his recognized literary ability he was appointed to the editorial staff of the " Cadet. " I ' pon becoming a first classman John White decided that he would discard his chevrons and become a member of the O. G. ' s, that grand old organization. John White, you know that we miss you. May your efforts bring success. - ' _-. " Darjicd ij I knoiv. " , % L V - ' V %Mk ' .i44i- Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " A, " Northwest Virginia Club, Rat Boxing Squad, Episcopal Church Club, Company Football. Tllird Class — Corp. Co. " E, " Northwest Virginia Club, C. T., ComaJany Football, Episcopal Church Club. Second Class — Sgt. Co. " A, " Northwest Virginia Club, C. T., Assistant Manager Track, " Sons of J-athers " Club, A. P. S. A., Episcopal Church Club, Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — 2nd Lieut. Co. " A, " Northwest Virginia Club, " Sons of Fathers " Club, " Bomb " Staff. C. T.. D. T. ' A. P. S. A., Ma ager Rat Track, O. D. ' s Associa- tion, O. D. ' s Football, Episcopal Church Club, Marshal Final Ger- Born 1906. RICHARD C. PEYTON -J Stauxton, Va. Liberal Arts Infantry " Dick, " " Dicky " Matriculated 1924. In the fall of 1927 " Little Dickey " entered these dark grey valls with a grip in his hand and a girl in his heart. Since this time we have found out who his cherished one was, hut as yet no one has dared to ask what was in the grip. Dickey ' s ready smile and attractive personality soon made him a popular member of our rat class, but he soon found out that the smile was entirely unnecessary in his dealings with the upper classmen. Several conferences with certain members of the third class soon convinced Dickey that in order to become a military genius he must learn to plant his left foot on the " odds " and his right foot on the " evens. " With these fundamentals firmly fixed in his mind, he started out on his military career — and a successful one, too. Dick has held an ofHce in the corps for three suc- cessive years. When we of the Class of ' 28 depart we will need no picture other than the picture in our heart by which to remember Dickey. He is a man of great determination and forcefulness. a man who is characterized by his willingness to do the right thing without regard to consequences, and one whose love for his classmates and Alma Mater rises abo ' e all personal considerations. With a firm clasp and a great regret we bid you farewell, Dick. Iay your future be as suc- cessful as your past, and may prosperity and good fortune follow you through all your paths in life. " A ' zi. ao on, Woodbury! " Fourth Class— Pvt. Co. " E, " Rat Football Team, Rat Wrestling Team. Rat Track Team, Roanoke Club. Third Class — Corp. Co. " C. " Football Squad, Wrestling Team. Company Baseball, Roanoke Club. Second Class — Sgt. Co. " C, " Foot- ball Squad. A. 1. E. B., University of Rockbridge Baths, Bo.xing Team, Roanoke Club, A. P. S. A., " Cadet " Staff, Company Basket- ball, Minstrel, Marshal Final Ball, Marshal Final German. First Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Roanoke Club. Football Squad, Wrestling Squad, O. G. ' s Association, Baseball Squad, Alumni Editor " Cadet, " " Sniper " Staff, Minstrel, A. P. S. A., Marshal Final German. LEONARD THOMAS PRESTON Roanoke, Va. Born 1903. Liberal Arts Cavalry " ten " Matriculated 1923. Arrivinn a full week ahead of schedule, Len crashed through limit gates looking for laurels to win. Soon after his arrival, however, he found so many other things to think about that he decided to let them alone for a while. Back in ' 24 " Brother Rat Ted " used to wonder which part of barracks our audacious hero owned. Finals found his sleeves decorated with chevrons. The troubled seas of Third Classmanship were successfully navigated, and the next finals found the chevrons moved above the elbow. At the beginning of his second class year, Len decided to specialize in Electrical Engineer- ing. At the end of this year the engineering authorities could not bear the thought of losing him after only one more year, so they conspired to detain him. After careful consideration, however, he decided to join the ranks of the proven gentlemen, and took up the pursuit of culture. As a Liberal Artist he was in his element. During the hours spent in the library he made an exhaustive study of the ways of Morpheus. Len was the acting captain in the first game of the V. M. L rat football team. Needless to say, the young squadron triumphed. Since then he has served the vars ' .t} ' as substitute center, and when called upon could always be depended upon. He did not confine his athletic ability to football but participated in rat track and varsity wrestling and boxing. Len, you will always have a place in our hearts. We hate to say good-bye, but in doing so we give you our very best wishes, for we know that you will be a success in anything you attempt. ?k " Univ ahnitt a hlov:. " " t- Fourth Class— Pvt. Co. " C, " " West Virginia Club, Company Baseball. Third Class — Corp. Co. " C, " His- torian C. T. ' s, Secretary West Vir- ginia Club. Second Class — Sgt. Co. •■C, " Vice-President C. T. ' s, Assistant Manager Track, Secre- tary D. T. ' s, Vice-President West Virginia Club, Company Basket- -ball. Marshal Ring Figure. Mar- shal Final Ball. First Class — Second Lieut. Co. " C, " Manager Track, Captain D. T. ' s, Vice-Presi- dent C. T. ' s, President West Vir- ginia Club, O. R. P., " Bomb " Staff, O. D. ' s Association, O. D. ' s Football, Athletic Council, Mar- shal Final German. TOM RUSH RAGLAND, JR.-,;::= v- , Becklev, W. V. . Chemical Enyineerin j Born 1907. Matriculated 1924. Artillery ' •Tom, " " Skunk, " " B. S. R. " Earlv in the fall of ' 24, Tom sat on the top of one of those West ' ir.c;inia mountains and took a shot at a revenue ofhcer on the next hill. The officer «as only half a mile a- vay, but Tom missed. " By gum, " says he, " this will never do, " so he packed his mountain rifle and went to V. M. I. where they teach a man to shoot. During the first two months here, Tom often wished that he had nothing harder to do than dodging " revenoors, " but he managed to finish the year with a whole skin, a good academic stand, and the chevrons of a high ranking corporal. During the next year, however, some of the boys tried to make him feel at home by playing Indian while he was on guard, and when the game was over, Tom discovered that he had lost one pair of chevrons. He then spent the rest of the year with the " C. T. ' s " in disturbing the peace of mind of the commandant. His chevrons were returned at the beginning of the next year and with the gold on his sleeves to help him, Tom started out to conquer all the feminine hearts he could find. A glance at the face above should leave no doubt as to the result — he was irresistible. He began his next and last year as a lieutenant, but a second affair with the barracks Bolsherics while he was on guard cost him his chevrons and promoted him to the ranks of the O. G. ' s. The class of ' 28 is glad to have Tom as one of its members. His cheerfulness and readiness to help a friend have gathered for him a devoted following of friends, and his character and ability have won the respect of everyone with whom he has come in contact. When you leave us, Tom, you take our best wishes. We know that you will succeed. " irlu-rc ' s the Duke? " Fourth Class — Pvt, Co. " A, " Texas Club, Company Baseball. ThU-d Class — Corp. Co. " A. " Secretary- Treasurer Texas Club, " Sniper " Staff, Dramatic Club. Second Class — Sgt. Major, " Cadet " Staff. Viee President Texas Club. Secre- tary-Treasurer A. P. S. A., Dra- matic Club, Final Ball Committee, Assistant Manager Football. As- sistant Manager Basketball. Mar- shal Ring Figure. Marshal Final Ball. First Class — 1st Lieut, and Adjutant. Editor-in-Chief " Cadet. " Hop Committee, Assistant Editor " Bomb. " President Dramatic Club. A. P. S. A., Texas Club. Marshal Final German. - fi r BURTON COWLING RAWLINS El Paso, Tex. Born 1906. Liberal Arts Cavalry Matriculated 1924. " Burt, " " Dog " ' Tuas in the fall of ' 2+ that El Paso received a great shock, for it «as then that Rawlins departed to cast his lot %vith the Class of ' 28 at V. M. I. Burt was one of the first of the many unfortunates who were hustled off the " Virginia Creeper " and herded into barracks. It was not long, however, before he was one of the boys, for the old cadets flocked to his room by the hun- dreds to see his picture gallery of ardent feminine admirers. But we must say that Burt caught his h with the rest of us and took it like a true Texas Ranger. Burt ' s military ability was soon recognized, for at the final formation his name was found high among the list of corporals. It was not until early in our third class year, however, that most of us discovered in Burt a man whom the ladies can not resist. We are told that he is still looking for one who can resist him. The opening of his second class year saw Burt wearing the lace of the sergeant-major For his academic work this year, he chose the " gravy course, " Liberal Arts, but we must admit that we have never caught him indulging in the beauty sleep which this course is supposed to afford. During the next summer he continued his conquests of the fairer sex in the vicinity of Fort Myer, and it is rumored that there are a couple of young ladies in Washington and Alexandria who are still waiting for Burt Rawlins. His literary abilities were well rewarded when Burt was elected editor of the " Cadet. " As adjutant he ran all the parades in fine order during his last year. It is hard to say farewell to a friend of so many sterling qualities, but we know that these, together with his pleasing per- sonal ' ty, will lift Burt high in civilian life. Farewell, old boy, we know that ' . IVI. I. will be proud of you. " Get out nf the hay, Old. " ' Ski-, Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " D, " Tide- water Club, Rat Baseball Squad. ' IMiircl Class — Pvt. Co. " D. " Tide- water Club, Company Baseball. Serond Class — Pvt. Co. " D. " Tide- water Club, Company Baseball, ■■Cadet " Staff, A. P. S. A., JMar- shal Ring: Fi ure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " D, " Tidewater Club, Assistant Circula- tion Manager " Cadet, " A. P. S. As ■iatic Baseball, Marshal Final Ge Born 1897. WILLIAM ALEXANDER READ Newport News, Va. Liberal Arts Cavalry " Son, " • ' inUie, " " Bill " Matriculated 1924. ' Way back in September. 1924, Bill decided to forsake the salt air of Tidewater, A ' irginia, and to enter the Institute. Throughout his first year there were various times during which the wisdom of his decision seemed doubtful to him. However, his year as a new cadet finally came to an end. As a third classman " Son " became adventurous and set out in quest of the Gold Brick when- ever the " powers that be " would permit it. Also, at one time during this year he took quite a liking to tfie boom of artillery during the wee small hours. At the beginning of h ' s second class year Bill elected Liberal Arts and ha} ' . Up to this time he had considered studying as one of those tJhings which had to be done, but on becoming an upper classman his attitude changed. As a result he rose in the academic world, and although he had always been among the first twenty-odd, he now became one of the first ten. Feeling that his adhievements were not great enough, " Son " decided to display his business talent on the " Cadet " staff. After passing six rather glorious weeks at Fort Myer, Bill returned to become a first classman and continue in quest of that " dip. " " Son " has never been particularly interested in military honors, and has not been bothered with chevrons. He has had h ' s share of success with the fair sex — that is, a new one every year. He is always among those present at the hops. Bill, it has been a great pleasure to know you, and we shall miss you a lot. May your every effort be crowned with success. " Iricil so-00 hard. Colonel: " i -j ' ' kS. Fourth Class— Pvt. Co. ' C. " Tide- water Club. Tlilrd Class — Corp. Co. " C. " Tidewater Club. Second Class — Set. Co. " D, " Tidewater Club, A. S. C. E., Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Cla,ss — Pvt. Co. " D, " Tidewater Club, A. S. C. E.. O. G. ' s Asso- ciation, Marshal Final German. WALTER LAKE RENN, JR. Norfolk, Va. Civil Engineer Cavalry Matriculated 1924. " Lakey, " " Doc, " " IVatter " Walter comes from down in Norfolk town. He was just a rat with us for the fir st year and a private for the first half of the second year, but at make-overs of this year he was awarded the gold lace of a corporal. Again in his third year he donned the gold, this time as a sergeant. It was at Fort Myer during the summer after his second class year that we really learned to know and love Walter. All through the long hot days when he scrubbed horses and harness with us we saw him come cheerfully through situations which would have been too much for most men, and our respect for him grew with our love. Walter makes friends with both sexes, and although the girls say that they love him more than we do, the Class of ' 28 can not help but doubt their statements. A finer boy and a truer friend there never was. When we are alone it is to Walter that we come for a friend ly word and a little bit of cheer. The Class of ' 28 claims Walter now, and each member wishes that he could always remain near him. But we know that soon he must go out into the world where love, adventure and hard work await each of us. There is not a man in his class who will not feel the loss when we say good-bye to him. " Ain ' t the mail come yetf " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " D, " Com- pany Football Team, Company Baseball Team, South Carolina Club. Third Class — Corp. Co. " D, " Company Baseball Team, South Carolina Club. Second Class — Sgt. Co. " D, " Company Football, Baseball and Basketball Teams, South Carolina Club, Q. R. P., Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class— Pvt. Co. " T . " Company Football, Basket- ball and Baseball Teams, South Carolina Club, O. G. ' a Associa- tion, O. R. P., Marshal Final Ger- Born 1907. EUGENE FRANKLIN ROBBINS Chester, S. C. Chemical En jineiring Artillery " Gene " Matriculated 1924. " Gene " vas with us that fateful day on which the majority of ' 28 signed up in the reception room. From the start his ready smile and winning personality made him a conspicuous " mister, " hut he endured the same trials as the rest of us during that unforgetahle rat year, and finals found him one of the chosen sixty — a corporal. During his third class year he steadily advanced in the estimation of his classmates, both as a friend and as a soldier. In addition, he had not been here long before he was attacked by a severe case of true love, which added troubles of the heart to the tours which all good third classmen walk. As a second classman " Gene " aspired to become a chemist, with the result that he enlisted ;n the ranks of the followers of " Ole Rat. " Nor was it surprising to those of us who knew him that he wore the chevrons of a sergeant during this year. He spent most of this summer at Fort Bragg with his brother artillerymen, and his tales of the many trips which he took to Wrightsville Beach are truly epics. His first class year found him a member of the justly famous and powerful O. G. ' s Asso- ciation and a member of 0-P-Q i, Inc. In the latter organization he held the position of official taster of Baltimore cider. We will always remember " Gene " as a true classmate, a man of character, and a cadet possessed of an unusually high sense of honor and duty. Now that we are parting, we wish you the best of luck, old man. " G ' lran, I yotla iL ' iitc Ictte, Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Lynchburg Club. TlUrd Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Lynchburg Club, •■Sniper " Staff, Class Football. Second Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Lvnchburg Club, " Sniper " Staff, A. P. S. A., Riding Team, Assis- tant Cadet Librarian. Marshal Kins Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " C, " Lynch- burg Club. Honorary Member " Sniper " Staff, A. P. S. A., Cadet Librarian, Riding Team, Adver- tising Manager " Bomb. " O. G. ' s Association. O. G. ' s Football Team, O. G. ' s Finance Committee, Marshal Final Ball. 0 ,i ' • ' " %. JOHN MOTT ROBERTSON Lynchburg, Va. Liberal Arts Born 1905. Matriculated 1924. Cavalry •■Lillh ' Fetloii.- " " Rohhy, " " J. Mott " This " Little but Loud " mister entered with the first of them in the fall of ' 24. He passed through that awful rat year with the best — his greatest mishap being the discovery of an un- buttooned overcoat one winter ' s eve by John R. Somebody. During that terrible third class year " Runt " walked his tours and raised his hell as all third classmen do, and thanks to the ad- vice of three brothers who had come to the Institute before him, Mott was running but knew where to draw the line. In consequence we now find him a full-fledged member of the Officers of the Guard. The fact that he is a wizard with figures, especially those with the dollar mark in front, will be confirmed by the " Sniper " and " Bomb " ' staffs; the latter of these claiming him as acl- vertising manager. Mott chose Liberal Arts for his academic work and, judging from his classroom record, we readily observe that he acted wisely. The cavalry was just as fortunate as the Liberal Arts department in one respect — Runt cast his lot with those who love to associate with " hay-burners. " Ample evidence of his abil- itv as a rider was furnished during Finals of ' 27, and during the following summer at Fort Myer. Living by the old theory of " safety in numbers " when dealing with the fairer sex, Mott has proven himself a regular Lochinvar. It is whispered that the furloughs granted him during his second class year were for three reasons — first, HoUins; second, R. M. W. C. ; and third, the dentist. Mott, it is with heavy hearts and sincere regret that we, the Class of ' 28, bid ' ' farewell " and " Godspeed " to such a noble, good-natured and unselfish brother rat — a true V. M. I. man to the core. " Bunny, do you reckon Virijinia loves you? " %it- Fourth Clas! Co. " E, " Rat Baseball, Company Football, West Virginia Club. Third Clas.s — Pvt. Co. " E, " Varsity Baseball, West Virginia Club. Second Class — Pvt. Co. " E, " Company Baseball, Bas- ketball, Basketball and Football, A. S. C. E., Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. Tirst Class — Pvt. Co. " B, " Varsity Baseball. A. S. C E., Sec.-Treas. O. G. ' s As- sociation, Captain Company Foot- ball. " Bomb " Staff, West Virginia Club. t ERLE TALIAFERRO RUCKER,? -- .- Charleston, W. Va. Civil Engineering Born 1907. Matriculated 1924. " Erie " " Rue " No one has ever been able to find out uhy Erie left the peaceful environment of Danville to enter V. M. I. — but ve don ' t care. It is enough for us that he did come, and that we have spent four years together. At any rate, he did enter, and during the year which followed, although he may not have felt especially meek and lowly, he learned to assume all the humbleness which any old cadet could desire, with the result that he kept the number of his " sheenies ' ' down to a minimum. During his career as an old cadet he has been " runnin ' " enough to satisfy anyone, but not " runnin ' " enough to lose his friends. Now, after four years, we see him a member of the asso- ciation of the Officers of the Guard. His standing in that organization was shown when he was elected its secretary-treasurer. Erie has shown the way to his brother rats in academic lines ever since his first year, and during the last two has been the pride and joy of " Olie " in the Civil Department. His success in handling the transit and tape is eciualed only by his success in handling women; and his record here speaks for itself. During our summer at Fort Myer there was a certain young lady who lived near camp, and although many came and saw, only Erie concjuered. There is no man in ' 28 who can not call Erie friend. He has never had a harsh word for any man until his principles become involved, but when this happens he will not retreat an inch. He can take a stand and hold it. Erie, we are sorry to see you go; your kind word and cheerful smile have done much to help us through these four hard years. We know that when you go out into the world those traits of industry and determination which you have shown here will take you far. Good luck, boy. " % " Fight .■. rnurtli Class— Pvt. Co. " B. " Van- keij Club, Rat Poolball Team. Vaisily Wrestling Team. Third C ' as.i — Corp. Co. •■B, " Vice Pres- ident Yanliee Club, Varsity Wres- tling, Varsity Football, Monogram Club, Uiiversi ' y Club. Sevund Clas,s— Pvt. Co. " E •■ Yankee Club, Monogram Club, Varsity Foot- bal, O. R. P.. Marshal Ring Fisure. Marshal Pinal Ball. lirst CI11S.S — Pvt. Co. •■E, " Yankee Club, Yacht Club, Varsity Wres- tHns. Varsity Football, Mono- gram Club, O. R. P.. O. G. ' s As- sociation, Marshal Final German. KENNETH A. RUGH Bolivar, Pa. Born 1905. fmical Enyinrcring Infantry " Ken, " " Rough " Matriculated 1924. One cold morning as the last days of October were passing we saw a well dressed young man standing in Washington Arch beside two large suitcases and a set of golf clubs. We later learned that this was none other than our brother rat, Rugh, who had grown tired of the life around a fraternity house at Penn State and had decided that he would like to try mili- tary training and the Southern atmosphere at the same time. No sooner had he arrived than he answered the call for athletes, and was one of the out- standing stars on the rat football team and a sensation on the wrestling team. Great things were expected of h.m as a varsity wrestler, but during the summer the life of ease proved too much for him, and he has never been able to come down to weight again. The beginning of our third class ear found " Ken " a high ranking corporal in " E ' ' Com- pany, but a slight misunderstanding with the commandant soon relieved him of the cares which are attached to th!s oHice. It was not long, however, before he replaced the lost chevrons with a football monogram. When make-overs came around, he was given another pair of chevrons, but by this time he had lost all of his military ambitions and consequently soon returned to the ranks of the privates, where he has remained. We have lived with " Ken " for four years now, and a truer friend, a better sport, or a nobler son of V. M. I. we have yet to meet. Old fellow, every member of ' 28 is proud to call you classmate and friend; may you always love us as we love you. " You can ' t beat thai. " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " B, " Tidf- water Club, Company Baseball, Presbyterian Church Club. Third Ctass — Pvt. Co. " B, " Tidewater Club. Company Baseball. Presby- terian Church Club. " Second Class — Pvt. Co. " E. " Tidewater Club, Company Baseball, Presbyterian Church Club. A. I. E. E., " Cadef ' Staff, Marshal Ring Figure. Mar- shal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. ■■£.■■ Tidewater Club, Com- panv Baseball, Presbyterian Church Club, A. I. E. E.. " Cadef Staff. •■Bomb " Staff, O. G. ' s Asso- ciation. Brother Mucks, Company Rifle Team, Yacht Club, Marshal Final German. Born 1906. GEORGE HENRY SHEILD Hampton " , Va. Electrical Engineering Infantry " George " Matriculated 1924. Four years ago this curly-locked boy left Hampton to show the Institute the kind of boys who live in the Tidewater section. He came up with an ambition to be either the leader of a pearling expedition or the captain of a pirate ship, and not one of us who know him would be surprised to see him end his days under the " skull and cross-bones. " When George " signed his life away " he was put in " E " Company, and he hasn ' t been per- suaded to leave it. No wonder! If there are any more boys like CSeorge in it, old " E " inust be a good company. For the firsf two years George gathered fame only by cussing subs. Then his I ' terary talent refused to remain unnoticed, and for the last two years it has constantly been, " George, please give us a few lines. Anything of yours will do. " By his talent he has gained the hard- est worked position on the " Cadet " staff — managing editor — and the job of associate editor of the " Bomb. " George is absolutely reliable except with the girls. Every girls ' school in ' irginia knows him; rather the girls think they do. But being a " dog, " he believes in extending the same policy to all and in having a safety margin in numbers. Now that he is about to be made a representative of know that he will be a credit to us in whatever he does with personality and ability. He needs no more, but brother rat forever. " Oh Babe. " 3 in the outside world, we, the class. He is a man now, and a man gifted ; give him our honest love — a true -=n Fourth .Class — Pvt. Co. " F, " Northern Virginia Club, Company Baseljall. Tlurd Class— Corp. Co. " F, " Secretary Northern Virginia Club. Company Baseball. Secontl Class — Set. Co. " F. " Northern Virginia Club, A. S. C. E., •■Cadet " Staff, Company Baseball and Bas- ketball, Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " F, " Northern Virginia Club. A Manager Cir iilati( " Cadet, " Hop Comr npany Basketball i Marshal Final Germ b4 Born 1907. CHARLES MARSH SHEPPERSON, Alexandria, Va. Civil Engineering Engineers Matriculated 1924. " Chink, " " Sliep " " You long-legged rat — drag in your chin! " " Chink " was startled but not dismayed hy this reception, but he endured the mysteries and trials of rathnod with the rest nf us. He emerged wearing the gold insignia of the " highbrow. " " Chink " elected to throw his lot with the " transit boys. " He has never regretted his choice, as it is rumored that few can teach the pride and joy of Alexandria tricks about the rod and level. Upon the demands of the " calics " Shep was elected one of those who meet the hop time busses. Thus far, however, it seems that he has adhered closely to the " strength in nunmbers " theory. When camp time came he journeyed to Humphreys with the bridge builders. Because of his previous and superior knowledge " Chink " was much in demand in explaining the whys and where- fores of the capital city, " Shep, ' ' at this, the end of our first class year, it is with the greatest sorrow that your brother rats bid you adieu. We can wish you no better luck than that your career in life be as suc- cessful as that at V. M. I. " Give yourself up, Read! " .1 W ' j ' Fourth Class— Pvt. Co. •■B, " Tklp- walcr Club, Rat Football Sciuad. Tliird Class — Corp. Company " B. " Tidewater Club, Varsity Football Squad, Company Baseball. Sepimd Chiss — Color Sergeant. Assistant Manager Football, As. ' i.stant Man- ager Basketball. Ti.l.walii Club, A. S. C. E., T ' iii 1 ii I ' luh. Rid- ing. Team. Final r.fill ' ' ninniittee. Marshal RinK I ' i iii-. ' , .Marshal Final Ball. First Class — 1st Lieut, and Battalion Quartermaster, Manager Varsity and Rat Boxing Team, Captain Riding Team, Tide- water Club, University Club, A. S. C. E., Hop Committee, O. D. ' s Football Team, Secretary-Treasur- er Brother Mucks, Marshal Final i ■ Born 1906. vx e lUI III TTTT JOHN PAGE SIMPSON, JR. ' Norfolk, Va. Civil En jinrrrinfj Artillery " Johnny " Matriculated 1924. Virginia is truly the mother nf i reat men and " Johnnie, " as one of her younger sons, bids fair to give her just claim to this distinction in years to come. As a rat he vas quite subdued and when finals came around he added only a modest stripe to his sleeve. You simply can ' t keep a good man down, however, for when make-overs came his sleeves became laden and have continued so ever since. For two years now he has been on the Battalion Staff and has wa.xed strong and capable on the food and prestige gained at the staff mess. At first " Page " aspired to become an athlete, but as time went on he decided to leave the spectacular role to others and to help in a quieter, but no less difficult way. His first class year we find him manager of boxing. Riding proved much to his liking, and due to his ability along this line he was chosen captain of the season ' s riding team. Not only is he an expert horseman, but a social lion as well, so that one does not wonder at his place on the Hop Committee. John has been a prince, and we are proud to say that he is a member of old ' 28. Friend is synonymous to " Johnnie, " and anyone who knows him will bear us out. John, we are proud to call you our " Brother Rat, " and when the day finally comes when there are no more parades — God, how we shall miss you! " O hay situation. " If i-..;: . Wr Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " A, " Rat Boxing Squad. Rat Baseball Squad, Missouri Club. Third Class— Pvt. Co. " A, " Class Foot- ball, Company Baseball. Secretarj- Missouri Club. Second Class — Pvt. Co. " A, " Company Football, Base- ball, Basketball and Tennis, O. R. P., Secretary Mi ssouri Club, Mar- shal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class— Pvt. Co. " A, " Company Football, Basketball and Tennis, Varsity Baseball Squad, O. R. P., O. G. ' s Association, Vice President Missouri Club, Marshal Final German. -A fsn Matriculated 1924. FAIRLEIGH ESTES SMITH Fredericktown, Mo. Chemical Engineering Born 1908. Infantry " Estes, " " F. E.j " " Smit iy " One autumn d: in the fall of 1924 there came from the " Show Me " state a youngster who (lid not know as he walked through Limit CJates that he would be the youngest graduate of the Class of ' 28. Estes Smith became well known to third classmen soon after his arrival — for reasons which we shall not give — but in the spring he came to the front as a fine baseball player. It was during his third class year, however, that we really learned to appreciate his good qualities. With the passing of this year he returned to spend the remainder of his cadetship under the care of " Old Rat, " and now is graduated a well rounded chemist. At Camp Meade, the summer home of the infantry, Estes established an enviable reputation as a mixer in more ways than one. Not only did he make friends in the vicinity of Baltimore, but he was appointed official mixer of the Yacht Club as well as the representative of that honorable organization at the annual meeting of the Anti-Saloon League in Baltimore. During his first class year, Estes took part in all company sports and developed into a first rate intramural athlete. It was also during this year that he took the lead in planning and carrying out stunts between the halves of football games. Estes, you may be the youngest man in ' 28, but we know that you will not be the least suc- cessful in the years to come. When you leave, remember that ' 28 wishes you all kinds of success. .3 ' Well, ivho gives a d- anyiL-ayi U ' iK ty Fourth Class— Pvt. Co. " D Boxing Squad, West Vii), ' iii:[i Club, Company Football. ' I ' liird Class — Corp. Co. " D, " Boxmib Squad, West Vil-ginia Club, Cmn- panv Football and Baseball. ISec- ond ' Class — Sgt. Co. " D, " Boxing Squad, West Virginia Club, " Ca- det " Staff, Company Rifle Team, Marshal Ring Figure. Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " B, " Boxing Squad, West Virginia Club, A. P. S. A., Advertising Manager " Cadet, " Literary Editor " Bomb, " O. G. ' s Association, Com- pany Football and Baseball, Com- pany Rifle Team, Marshal Final German. iQi. i).,ir 7fTrr TFr ROBERT SCOTT SPILMAN, JR. Charleston ' , W. Va. Liberal Arts Cavalry " Bob, " " Duke, " " Mr. Sprelman " Matriculated 1924. In the fall of 192+ the very bricks of the Institute walks quaked from the step.s of this husky mountaineer. There isn ' t much to say concerning Bob ' s rathood days — one instance mav be used in generalizing the entire rat year. On one occasion vhen Bob «as paying his dailv party calls to various third classmen, he made a few suggestions concerning the running of certain things around the Institute. To his great disappointment he found that his suggestions were not appreciated and that the third class program for i924- ' 25 had already been worked out. In his third class year, he indulged in all the third class activities; was a corporal for three weeks and got " busted " ; and became well known to his classmates as " the Duke " (the reason for this we do not care to mention). Bob again appeared on the ofhcers list at finals, and he kept his sergeancy all that year. His high academic standing brought him additional decorations in the form of stars. During his fourth year we find Bob participating in many activities. During this year he was Literary Editor of the " Bomb " and Advertising Manager of the " Cadet. " It is with great regret that we hid Bob farewell. His forceful character, striking per- sonality, and great determination have won him the admiration and respect of every classmate. Keep up your good work, Bob ! " By the beard of the prop ietf " m ' : ,- Vl{ Third Class— Pvt. Co. ' oml Class— Pvt. Co. I S. A. First Class — Pvt. i i r I ' d i ' CHAO-JAN TAI Peking, China Matriculated 1925. " Charlie " Like the pioneers of old, this son of the Orient succumbed to his thirst for kno vledge and crossed the Pacific to follow the courses of higher education in this western land of progress. He entered late, as a third class rat. After the mixed course of a third classman, he embarked upon the seas of Liberal Arts, to delve into the history and literature of the world. It was with military training that he struggled long and fiercely. Some day he will probably enter the Chinese army. When he does, ve hope that he will not use his knowledge to stir up any more rebellions in his war-torn native land. " ChoUy " is little, but he manages to make a good deal of noise. Since he has been here, he has studied about as much as he had to, and has come through all right. At the artillery camp in North Carolina during the summer following his second class year, his well-worn Ford sedan was one of the sig hts of the place. The makings of a soldier is no bed of roses. Forced marches across hot sands and stand- ing guard on cold nights, however romantic they may seem, are really very little fun. " Cholly " has done both and knows that this is only too true. We hope when he leaves this country and returns to his native China that success will be his. ,. ■QP " o-it- ' i tlial-r X Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " D. " Tidewater Club, Rat Track Team, Rat Football Team. Third Class — Corp. Co. ■■D, " Tidewater Club, Track Squad. Second Class — Sgt. Co. " D. " Tidewater Club, Com- pany Football, Company Basket- ball. A. S. C. E., D. T. ' s. Track Squad. Marshal Ring Figure, Mar- shal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. •■D, " Tidewater dxib. O. G. ' s Association, Company Football, Company Basketball, A. S. C. E., D. T. ' s, Marshal Final German. MAHONE TAYLOR TARRALL, JR. Norfolk, Va. Ch ' it Enginrering Engineers Matriculated 1924. " Hony " Early in the fall of ' ix there came into our midst a hlack-haired hoy from Tidewater, none other than " Hony " Tarrall. During his rat year this hoy took his hardships with a smile and pulled through with an excellent military and acamedic record. As a third classman his sleeves were adorned with the chevrons of a corporal even though he was a regular on the penalty tour squad. " Hony ' s " excellent record d!d not go unrewarded; as a second classman he was made a sergeant. Then he chose civil engineering as his line of study, and has done exceptionally well under " Olie ' s " care. During the summer of ' 27 " Hony " went to the engineers ' camp at Fort Humphreys, returning in the fall to resume his cadetship as a mighty first classman. During this year he came through with flying colors, baffling the civil instructors with his uncanny ability in figuring stresses and strains. And we must not overlook his winning ways with the girls or his ability as a dancer. During this year he was proclaimed the " Black Bottom King " of barracks. " Hony " is a true Virginia gentleman. His sincerity and undying smile have won for him a place in the hearts of all of his brother rats and shown us that he is a man of whom ' 28 is more than proud. Old man, whatever you do when you leave us, we know that you will be successful. It is with deepest regret that we bid you good-bye. " Hey, Brad, has first call gone yet? " Fourth Class— Pvt. Co. " A, " Ala- bama Club. Third Class Pvt. Co. " F. " Alabama Club. Second ClaHs — Pvt. Co. " F, " Alabama Club. -Cadet " Staff. Marshal Ring Figure. Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " F, " Alabama Club, Assistant Athletic Editor the ' Cadet, University German. ■■ O. G.- Club, Marshal ciatii WILLIAM NORTON THOMPSON, JR. Selma, Ala. T, £ c- L Born 1906. Matriculated 192+. Cavalry " Bill; ' " iFiiiier " ir. n: When the wave of the Class of 1928 rolled in upon barracks, " Bugs " was on the crest. After a careful survey of the situation here he decided that meekness would be the best policy, and finding himself a wee small hole so as to make himself as inconspicuous as possible, he crawled in and remained there during the long winter that followed. Finals, however, came at last, and " Bugs " entered the ranks of the hard-boiled third classmen. During the year which followed " Willie " was too much of a bad bo} ' to pay proper atten- tion to his academic work, with the result that several exposures to knowledge at the famous University of Rockbridge Baths were necessary to straighten him out. However, at the beginning of his second class year he cast his lot with " College Bill ' s " finance boys, and there- after found the sailing on the treacherous seas of education smoother than he had ever dared hope. " Willie " has been very prominent as an admirer of the fair sex, but as yet we have not heard of anyone who has succeeded in making that " everlasting impression " on him. But we all know that some day the right girl will show up, and when she does her coming will mark a hard fall for this stony-hearted man. Whoever she is, this girl will capture a real man, generous to a fault, and a true friend. We hate to leave you, " Bugs, " but it just must be. In parting we give you our very best wishes, for we know that vou will be a success in evervthing vou trv. 7 don ' t even care. " . 1 MV rourth Class — Pvt. Co. " A, " Cap- tain Rat Football Team, Rat Bas- ketball Squad, Company Baseball, Tidewater Club. Baptist Church Club. Third Class — Corp. Co. " A, " Varsity Football Squad, Varsity Track Team, Monogram Club, Secretary-Treasurer Roanoke Club. Baptist Church Club. Second Class — Color Sergeant, Sgt. Co. ■■E, " Vai-sity Football Te sity ck. Preside Roanoke Club, Baptist Church Club, A. S. C. B., Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class— 2nd Lieut. Co. " B, " Var- sity Football Team. Varsity Track Team, Monogram Club, Roanoke Club. Baptist Church Cabinet, Marshal Final German. ' ,. X. LUTHER CARLTON THORNHILL Roanoke, Va. Born 1905. Matriculated 1924.. Cii ' il Engineering Artillery " Pinkey, " " Red " When the rats began to pour in from all sides early in September of 1924, there appeared amonK them one " Pinky " Thornhill with hair like a sunset. This flame-topped youngster, who proved to be faster than a prairie fire in a March wind, soon distinguished himself as an end on the rat football team, and, after stepping out in a few games, was chosen captain of the team. At Finals he was made a corporal, thus proving himself to be " running " in more ways than one. During this same year he was persuaded to try track, and he soon developed into one of the best quarter-milers in this section of the country. At the end of this year, possibly because of the color of his hair, he became a Color Sergeant; and after having run so many things, he decided to learn how to run a transit. By the end of the year he was the champion of the civil department with a Dumpy Level, and acknowledged no peer when it came to handling a tape. As a first classman he rose to the rank of second lieutenant in the noble order of the 0. D. ' s, with a sword and sash and chevrons, and all the rest. iHis best girl was mighty proud of all this, you can bet, and all the other ladies of his acquaintance were nearly as proud as she. And he has lots of girl friends; his red hair seems to attract girls as a candle attracts moths. " Pinkey, " boy, ' 28 wishes you luck and great success in all of your future undertakings. Al- ways remember that we are behind you and for you in anything you do. " Gosh darn, I ' ll swear. " ft iii ' • Y VVY V V v ' v Y ii,..jriJ nil iiLl Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " B. " Rat Football Squad. Rat Basketball Squad, Company Baseball. Epis- copal Church Vestry. Lynchburg Club. Tllird Class — Coip. Co. ■■F. " Varsity Football Squad. Company Baseball. Secretary Episcopal Church Vestry. Lynch- burg Club. Second Class — 1st Sgt. Co. " F. " Company Baseball and Football, Varsity Basketball Squad. Assistant Manager Base- ball. Assistant Business Manager ••Cadet, " Junior Warden Episco- pal Church Vestry, Vice President Lynchburg Club, - . P. S. A.. Final Ball Committee, Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class— Capt. Co. ■•F, " Company Football and Baseball. Varsity Basketball Squad. Business Man- ager " Cadet, " Senior Warden Episcopal Church Vestry. Honor Court. General- Committee, O. D. ' s Association, Hop Committee. A. P. S. A., Lynchburg Club, Marshal Final German. GORHAM BARNEY WALKER, JR. Lynchburg, Va. Liberal Arts Born 1906. Matriculated 1924. ■ ' Cavalry " Bunny, " " G. Bunny, " " Gor iam, " " Captain " " Bunny ' s " rat year vas very much like the one which «e all vent through, so xvhat is the use in telling about it? When the next year came around, however, things began to take on a different aspect. His brother rats had already learned to respect him; then the authorities here and everyone with whom he came in contact began to recognize that sterling character and fine disposition which were soon to make him one of the leaders in the corps. When finals of this year came, he was made a first sergeant, an office requiring a man with personality and every quality of a leader. His duties as first sergeant and work on the " Cadet " took up most of his time during his second class year. Summer brought relief from the monotony of barracks life in the form of camp at Fort Myer, and during the fall which followed he had many strange and wonderful stories to tell of camp activities. The call of Virginia must have been strong, for he returned to Lynchburg immediately after his sojourn at camp. As a first classman, " Bunny " returned to V. M. 1. to lead " F " company. His ability as a captain is shown by the admiration and respect of his men for him. During this year his business ability was severely tested and not found wanting in any respect; as Business Manager of the " Cadet, " he handled things to the credit of himself and the advantage of that publication. Those who know Gorham will always remember him as a dependable, considerate gentleman. Best of luck, " Bunny. " We know that you will succeed, for you have never failed in anything you have attempted. " These indefinite ivomen get my goat. " %l: =Q ' i+i Third Class — Pvt. Co. " B. " Se Class — Pvt. Co. " B, " A. P. S First Class— A. P. S. A., O. !S.ssociation, Matriculated 26. LENG WANG Liberal Arts Born 1905. Infantry In the summer of 1925 one more boy sailed from his comfortable Eastern home into the un- known Western world with the hope of learning some new way of serving his countrv. He first went to Ohio State University to study, and after wandering through this country for half a year, he walked through Washington Arch one winter evening and settled down at V. M. I. His first sight of the Institute from the windows of the " Lexington Limited ' ' was an inspira- tion to him; the cheers of his brother rats at a basketball game showed him that this school was not like the others which he had seen; and his two and a half years at V. M. I. have con- vinced him that the West can produce no school like this. Besides keeping his academic marks above the danger line, Leng has spent his time in read- ing and observing how the Westerners live. Peaceful by nature, he is silent and loyal, and in the midst of the Western world has kept his Eastern ways of living. After graduating Leng expects to spend a year either in Europe or Japan before returning to his home. When he does return, he hopes to be able to serve his tottering republic as an honest and faithful citizen. " Play t)ie game. " IM- ,aMi V Fourth Class— Pvt. Co. " F, " Florida Club, Rat Wrestling Squad. Third Class — Pvt. Co. " F, " Florida Club. Companv Football. Second Class — Pvt. Co. " F. " Florida Club, A. S. C. E.. Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — ro. ' -F. " O. G. ' s Flo Club. A. O. G. ' GEORGE THORPE WARD De Funiak Springs, Fla. Civil Engineering Engineers " G. T.r " Sleepy, " " hr Matriculated 1924. One bright, halmv morning of 1924 a long, slim country lad «as seen to approach bar- racks. When asked from where he hailed, he named some place in Florida which no one had ever heard of, so the old cadets decided that it was some place in the Everglades and let him pass. " Sleepy " soon adapted himself to the life of a rat, and finals of this year found him in one piece in spite of the efforts of the third class to prevent it. This finals found him without chevrons, and never since this day has he stooped to mar the appearance of his sleeves. As a third classman he chose to become an ardent penalty tourist rather than follow in the footsteps of his more militarily inclined classmates. During this year he was also a charter member of the Delta Handa Polka Club— a very exclusive organization. George settled down the following year and took Civil Engineering. He has done so well in his course that twice he has narrowly escaped the expense of academic stars. During his last year he was very successful as a civil engineer, but he was even more successful as an O. G. George, it is with a heavy heart that we say good-bye to you now. We wish yc greatest possible success and happiness that the world can offer. " One more ivon ' l hurt you. " the Tl Fourth Clas s — Pvt. , Co. " B, " Tide- water ■ Club. Third Class — Pvt. Co, " A. " Tidei .vater Club, Second Class- — Pvt. Co. ' " A, " Tidewater Club. A. S. C. E. . Mai ■shal Ring Fig-ure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " A, " Tidewater Club, O. G. ' s Association. A. S. C. E.. Marshal Final German. WILLIAM THOMAS WATTS Norfolk, Va. Born 1902, Civil Engineering Cavalry ' ■Dueky, " " BiW Matriculated 1924. How this tall, romantic, young longshoreman was ever persuaded to answer the call of the blaring bugle and martial tread of soldiery we have yet to learn. However, " Ducky " did join our ranks just after Chr istmas in ' 25 as a meek and lowly rat. His rathood days were not as stormy as some, for he was a running " Mister, " but he came in for his share of sheenies and resurrections and was supremely happy on that memorable day in June when he became a third classman. As a third classman Ducky accomplished a feat rare in cadet annals; he kept his sleeves clean and stayed off the tour list. He piloted his scholastic bark through this stormy year success- fully and embarked on his second class year as an up-and-coming Civil Engineer. This vear Ducky decided to give up the path of least resistance and to join the throng of tourists who daily tamp the time-worn bricks in front of barracks. After an eventful summer camp at Fort Myer, where he earned the sobriquet of " The Pride of Pohic, " Ducky returned for his last year. As a first classman we find him an O. G., a bridge designer of note, and a member of that much envied barracks coterie known as the " Big Dogs. " His ever ready smile is never absent from the hops, much to the delight of his many friends among the so-called weaker sex. Well, Ducky, it is all over now and we have only the memories to keep with us, but we know that these will grow sweeter as time goes on. We ' ll always remember your ever present smile and heart of gold which has always prompted you to help a friend. Here ' s to you, boy; may you ever have the best of luck and may that success which you deserve be yours. " Let ' s catch one. " m Fourth Class — Pvt President Class. Squad. Tidewatei Class — Corp. dent Class Squad, Pin Co. " B. " Vice- Rat Football Club. Third -o. " C. " Vlce-Presl- Varsity Football Committee. Honor court, ueneral Committee, Tide- water Club. Second Class — First Set. Co. " C. " Class President. Varsity Football Squad. Assistant Manager Football, Assistant Man- ager Basketball, Ring Committee, Hop Committee. Honor Court, General Committee, V. C, O. R. P.. Assistant Leader Ring Figure. Leader Final Ball. First Class — Capt. Co. ■■C, " Class President. Manager Basketball. President Hop Committee. President General Committee. V. C. O. R. P.. Tide- water Club, Leader Final German, JOSHUA COTTINGHAM WEST, III. Suffolk, Va. Chemical Engineering Born 1907. Matriculated 192+. Artillery " Jack, " " Papa Jocko, " " The Silent Lover " While Jack has never been called upon to lay down his life for a brother rat, there is not a man in ' 28 but feels that he vould do so for him if it vere in defense of right. There are few men in this vorld -ivho hold as high a regard for fair play as he. As president of ' 28, his willingness to hear every complaint of his classmates, and his desire to share their responsibilities and problems has brought him close to the heart of every man in the class. Tack came from Suffolk to face a rat year which in spite of its trials was the easiest which he has had to face. Elected vice-president while still a rat, he was not called upon to take up the reins of leadership until the middle of his second class year. As president of the first class, Jack faced the greatest problem, perhaps, in the history of the Institute, and led a turbulent and troubled corps through the most trying of conditions and brought order out of chaos. Honors too numerous to mention have come his way — deservedly. Jack, we have shared gladness and sorrow, smiles and tears, good times and bad times, but we hope that all of these experiences have tended only to cement more firmly the bonds be- tween us. When commencement day brings graduation to ' 28, there will be a prayer in our hearts and a tear in our eye:, for you. Jack, as we say good-bye. May the days to come bring you no end of good times and success. " Aw-G ' wan " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " E, " Tide- water Club. Third Class — Pvt. Co. " E, " Tidewater Club, Catholic- Church Club. Seoond Class — Pvt. Co. " E, " Tidewater Club, Catholic Church Club. Marshal Ring Figure. Marshal Final Ball, Com- pany Baseball, A. I. E. E. First Class — Pvt. Co. " E, " Tidewater Club, Catholic Church Club. " Cadet " Staff. Company Baseball. A. I. E. E.. Expert Rifle. O. G. ' a Association. Company Rifle Team. Marshal Final German. HARRY PAYNE WHITE Norfolk, Va. Born 1906. Electrical Engineering Cavalrv Matriculated 1924. ' Harry " Four years ago down in Norfolk, office buildings closed their doors, newsboys scurried to and fro with extras, and the navy yard flag was lowered to half mast as Harry Payne White, like unto Siegfried, buckled on his armor and hied himself forth to martial experiences. The swords of Washington and Jackson were raised in salute as Harry reported for active duty — most active, ve might add, during the rushing season for rats. After this reception Harry settled down to the life of a highbrow and a wonder with the women. And a wonder he is. It is such men as he who sustain the reputation of ' . M. I. as the social center of the South. During his third class year he did break through his settled habits long enough to hide the doorknobs of the academic building, thereby giving the corps an unofficial holiday. Now that we have lived with Harry for four years we know him as an incomparable class- mate and a priceless friend. He is still an O. O., but why should he want stripes? His quiet good nature and absolute reliability have endeared h ' m to every man in ' 28. Harry, we are proud of you and will always look forward to seeing you when true brother rats get together. You have shown us your worth as a man. We know that you will be a success and it is with tears in our eyes that we say " so long, old fellow. " " Certify I didn ' t get a letter! " Fourtti Class — Pvt. Co. " A. " Com- pany Baseball, Yankee Club, De- Molav Club. Third Class — Pvt. Co. " A, " Yankee Club, DeMolay Club. Second Class— Pvt. Co. " A. " A. S. C. E., Yankee Club. Marshal Ring Figrure. Marshal Final Ball. First Class— Pvt. Co. " A, " A. S. C. E.. Yankee Club, University Club, O. G. ' s Associa- tion, Marshal Final German. WILLIAM WARREN WICKES Wilmington, Del. Civil Engineering Born 1905. Matriculated 1924.. Artillery " Bill, " " Smoky " Whenever Bill looks back now upon his first day at the Institute he recalls the impression he received on seeing the colorfully attired O. D. who calmly directed the mysterious affairs of a great barracks. The young cadet from Delaware immediately pictured himself as this mighty individual so respendent in gorgeous trappings. " How fine, " he thought, " it will be to promenade down Main Street of the old home town thus attired. " But the destinies of man are seldom as he pictures them. In " Smoky ' s " case fate decreed that his cadetship was not merely a period in which he might wear fancy uniforms and thrill the hearts of Wilmington ' s fair maidens. Rather he was destined to gladden the hearts of those with whom he was to associate. His classmates will always remember him as the one who did everything from playing the piano in " Kevdet " picture shows to taking any of their guard tours which might come at some inopportune time. His greatest aim seems to have been to lend a hand to his " Brother Rats " and make life a bit brighter for them. So now in parting. Bill, we would say to you that although you have never achieved that first shallow dream of the glory of the sash and sword, you have accomplished the far nobler purpose — vou have become a cheerful companion, a loyal comrade, and a true friend. ■■S iul that d door. It ' s not the Fourth of July! " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " E, " Florida Club, Episcopal Church Club. Third Class — Pvt. Co. •■B, " Secretary Florida Club. Second O 1 a s s— Pvt. Co. " B, " Florida Club, O. R. P., Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " B, " Florida Club, O. G. ' s Association, Epis- copal Church Club, O. G. ' s Foot- ball Team, Company Football, O. R. P., Marshal Final Ge CHARLES EDWARD WIGHTMAN, JR. Jacksonville, Fl. . Born 1907. Chemical Enijinccring Artlllerj- " Ed, " " U ' ectman " Matriculated 1924. About four years ago John RinRling missed one of his star performers from the c cus down in Sarasota. Ed the Great had decided to get a military education. He breezed up to old Virginia, asked where the greatest school in the world was located, came to the Institute, congratulated the old cadets on his arrival, and settled down. He was immediately welcomed to old cadet functions and was present at a great many of their rallies. His fame grew with rapidity, and was given a boost when he took a day off from classes to watch the snow. - He swore for a moment, just a moment, though, that it was even prettier than his orange blossoms. After this, " Brother Weetman " was among the selected few taken for long, delightful walks toward Staunton. A permanent permit was even granted him for this privilege. He often requested permiss ' on, and rightly, to be excused from tours to read his letters. They poured in — by the hundreds then, by the thousands now — the price of popularity. It is a mistake to let many girls see our Ed. They can ' t all have him, even though they do want him. Ed ' s every quality is such that our hand grips just a little harder, our eyes grow a little mistier, and our voices a little hoarser when we b ' d him good-bye with, " We ' ve got to see each other often, Ed, and be brother rats all over. Twenty-eight is proud of you. " " Has tlic train come in toJay. " Fourtli Class — Pvt. Co. " E. " South- west Virginia Club. Third Class — Corp. Co. " E, " Southwest Virginia Club. C. T. Helper. Baseball Squad. Second Class — First Sgt. Co. " D. " Class Historian, South- west Virginia Club, " Bomb " Staff, Honor Court, C. T. Helper, Fi- nance Committee, D. T. ' s, Secre- tary A. S. C. E., General Court, Final Ball Committee, Assistant Manager Football, Company Bas- ketball. Baseball Squad, Marshal Ring Figure. Marshal Final Bali. First Class — First Lieut, Co. " A, " Class Historian, Honor Court. Business Manager " Boinb. " Hop Committee. D. T. ' s. Chairman Floor Committee, A. S. C. E.. Gen- eral Court, Manager Rat Football, O. D. ' s Association, Episcopal Church Club, President Southwest Virginia Club, C. T. Helper, Com- pany Football and Basketball, Marshal Final Ge STIRLING LEWIS WILLIAMSON Bluefield, Va. CitU Engineering Born 1906. Matriculated 192+. Artillery " Bus, " " Stirling " In the fall of 1924 when the " newly cadets " lined up on the bricks in front of barracks and the terrible third classmen shouted " sound off " (and then trooped the line), one would oc- casionallv hear, among many other names, " Williamson, S. L. Sir " in a stern, low voice. To manv of us, this was our introduction to Stirling, but we were destined to hear of him many times in the years which followed. During the first vear, he was only one of three hundred rats, with the same start as the rest of us and the same chance to make good. .As is always the case when a group of men start out together, some fall behind, while others push ahead and win recognition as leaders. It was in this latter class that " Bus " soon established himself, and he has remained there during the whole of hi cadetship. His rat vear was quiet and uneventful except for the occasional disturbances of the old cadets. The following year, however, found him engaging in many class activities, all of which he conducted in a way which won for him the admiration and respect of the class. His ability as a financier has never been questioned, and since the beginning of his third class year he has handled practically all of the class money. From the beginning, " Bus " has lived the " strenuous life " and his efforts have always been rewarded. He may be characterized by personality, ability, the determination to do the right thing, and consideration for others. It is with deep regret that we bid " Bus " farewell. But then— there is this silver lining shining through the darkness of a sad parting — our confidence that he will carry on his good work in the broader paths of life. " Hov; ' bout paying up on the Boinbf " -Pvt. Co " C. " bama Club. Third Class — Coip. Co. " D, " Alabama Club, C. T. Helper. SecoDcl Class — Pvt. Co. •■D, " Alabama Club, A. P. S. A., Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Pinal Ball. First Class — Pvt. Co. " D, " -Mabama Club, A, P. S. A.. O. G. ' s .A.ssociation, Marshal Final Born 1906. WADE WOOD, JR. Birmingham, Ala. Liberal Arts Artillery " Monk, " " ll ' ade " Matriculated 1924. " Wooden " came to us from the sunny South fortified hy the knowledge which well-meaning friends had imparted to him of the life at V. M. I. To this day, however, he maintains that they were confirmed optimists. As a rat under the tutelage of J. R. G. Wise he began to show promise of a military genius. However, at Finals this talent was not recognized, and it remained till make-overs the next vear for him to become the most distinguished corporal in barracks. During this year his activities were confined principally to the area in front of barracks searching diligently for the elusive " gold brick " with the expressed approval of the authorities, and to the power house where he frequently operated at night without official sanction. In the true spirit of the second class he drifted along until summer plunged him into the feverish activities of Fort Bragg and Wrightsville Beach. While at Bragg our artillerymen became versed in many other than military matters. Returning to the Institute for his last year, " Monk " decided to lead again the life of ease, and what could be easier than the life of an O. G. ? " Wooden " applied himself to the Liberal Arts course during the last two years, and although not setting any worlds afire, the technique he acquired enabled him to leave a string of broken hearts from Atlanta, Ga., to New York. " Wade. " take Birmingham by storm. We ' re all behind you. " Hello, babe. " Fourth Class — Pvt. Co. " F, " Rat Football Squad, Varsity Wrestling, Rat Track, Company Baseball and Basketball. Third Class — Corp. Co. " B, " Varsity Football Squad, Varsity Wrestling, Varsity Track, Company Baseball and Basketball. V. C, Polo Squad. Monogram Club. Second Class — Q. M. Sst. Co. " F, " Varsity Football Squad, Varsity Boxing, Varsity Wrestling, Varsity Track, Company Baseball and Basketball, Riding Team, A. S. C. E., Monogram Club, Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class — Second Lieut. Co. " D, " Varsity Football Squad, Captain Wrestling. Baseball Squad, Company Basketball, A. S. C. B., Monogram Club, Marshal Final German, coRYTON McDowell woodbury Staunton, Va. Matriculated 1924.. our Brother Rat Woodbury. " Corrv Ci ' vil Engineering Born 1906. Artillery " Corry " Among Virginia ' s contributions to the class of ' 28 wa; is from Staunton and is one of the most outstanding men that this fair city of the valley has sent to the Institute; his personality and ability won him a place among the prominent men of our class very soon after his arrival here. During his first year, despite the interruptions of ratdom, he took a good academic stand and made a name for himself in athletics. " Corry " was a regular member of the rat wrestling team and because of his unusual ability he had the distinction of wrestling in three varsity meets. At the beginiiing of his third class year, we find him wearing high ra nking Corpora! chev- rons. This year he made a monogram in wrestling and won the South Atlantic Championship in his weight. He also did excellent work in football, track and polo. At finals of this year he was made a Supply Sergeant. When the second class year began, " Corry " decided to pursue Civil Engineering. During this year he was honored by being placed on the All-South Atlantic Wrestling Team for the second time. This successful year closed when he was made a Second Lieutenant. " Corrv " came back his last year and continued his fine work in athletics. As captain, he led the wrestling team in a manner worthy of the confidence his teammates had placed in him. " Corry ' s " all-around ability is sure to bring him success. With his happy smile and pleasing personality he has made many friends, and it is with deep regret that we say good-bye. " I ' m hurt. " Fourtai Class — Pvt. Co. " D. " Third Class — Corp. Co. " D. " Sec- ond Class — Set. Co. " D, " A. s. c. E., Varsity Wrestling Squad, Com- pany Baslcetball, Marshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball, rirst Class— Pvt. Co. " D, " O. G. ' s As- sociation, A. S. C. E., Varsity Wrestling Squad, Company Bas- ketball, Marshal Final German. WILLIAM ALVIN WOODWARD Le.xinctox, Va. Born 1906. Civil Engineering Artillery " Chick " Matriculated 1924. " Chick " hails from Lexington, and consequently knew a great deal about the Institute before he became a Kevdet. His childhood ambition »as realized when he entered his name on the register in the fall of ' 24. Leading the life of an average rat, he finished the first year admir- ably under the supervision of the great Davis. Although " Chick " is small of stature, he has a commanding personality and other attributes that were soon recognized. During his third class year he broke his share of regulations, went through the stages of a hard-boiled third classman, and came through with his academic record untarnished. " Chick " has done well in athletics, being one of the best wrestlers in his class. But it is at the Hops that he really shines — one can always be sure of seeing his beaming countenance there even though it be during the summer session. From his choice of course and unit one is led to believe that " Chick " is going to be a great civil engineer in time of peace and a gen- eral officer of artillery in time of war. He has our best wishes wherever he goes — a soldier, a scholar, and a gentleman. " Chick, " success will be vours. • ' jriiat the h . ' " lourth C 1 a s s — Pvt. Co. " C. " Louisiana Club. Tliird Class— Pvt. Co. " C, " Louisiana Club. S vond Class— Pvt. Co. " C. " A. I. E. E.. Louisiana Club. JIarshal Ring Figure, Marshal Final Ball. First Class— Pvt. Co. ••C, " A. I. E. E., Louisiana Club, O. G. ' s Associa- tion, Company Football, Marshal Final German. WILLIAM CLAUDE YOUNOBLOOD, JR. Shreveport, La, Electrical Engineering Born 1907, Matriculated 1924. Engineers " Rilly. " " Hilda " Out of the Louisiana glades, dells and marshes, and into the sunshine nf ' irginia came the ' ' Swamp Angel " to shed his light in the darkened corners of the Virginia Military Institute. A contingent of prominent representatives of the third class met Bill promptly upon his arrival in barracks and continued to wait (or do you spell it weighed?) upon him throughout the re- mainder of his newly-cadet year, " That X-X- ??-!—• Mister Youngblood " was a current phrase at C. T, meetings. However, in the course of human events Billy emerged into his justly deserved popularity. Choosing electrocution rather than falling off a cliff, being poisoned, or dying of sleeping sick- ness, he was initiated into the disciples of ' ' P-Foot ' s " cult and has pursued the mystic maze of meters with distinction. Upon the same line of logic he chose to build with the Engineers rather than he shot, stabbed or blown to bits in the other three units. The " Bomb " has exclusive and confidential information that the City of Shreveport, Rotary, Kiwanis, and Chamber of Commerce are going to be at the station to greet their pride and joy when he makes his triumphal entry after graduation. Here ' s lookin ' at you, Bill, old stick in the mud, and Godspeed. You don ' t need luck wished upon you; your sunny disposition and knack for making friends will see you through all the wintry blasts of life and your classmates look forward to and wish you the success that is due you. " Say, looka liere a minnit. " - :x .. Ex-Classmates Present Armistead Willis Browning ORANGE, VIRGINIA Willis made his V. M. I. debut at summer school and theip received his first lessons in rathood. At the beginning of his third class year he dropped his enforced interest in militarism and turned his attention to more interesting fields. During this year the " Big Blonde Brute " fell in love, and he has remained in this condition ever since. But while in love or out of love, Willis possesses all of the characteristics of a gentleman and has won the respect and admiration of us all. We shall miss you, Willis. Ch.arles William Dabney, Jr. HOUSTON, TEXAS Charley embarked upon his cadet life after two years before the mast at St. Christopher. Although his ship struclc rough water during his third class year, he pulled her through with only a temporary set-back. Then for his second class year he set sail with the Liberal Artists, and we feel sure that he will finally make port safe and sound with his " dip. " " We are sorry that Charley dropped behind in the race, but we are glad that he held on, and we wish him fair weather and clear sailing in the years to come. Gibson Lucien Fenton WINCHESTER, OHIO A rare personality is the distinguishing characteristic c Fenton: all of us who know him will vouch for his ai manner. He spent only a part of his rat year with us, a moved to the university of his native state, Ohio, for mainder of the term. He was, however, one of the first . report in the following September. We cannot express ou at leaving " Gib " behind, and we feel that the class of ' 29 Robert Brown Grubbs KINSAI.E, VIRGINIA " Bobby " came from Kinsale in ' 24 to win fame and fortune with the class of ' 28. but like all of us he accompli.shed little during his first year. After ten months he awoke to find himself a third classman, another ten found him a second classman; but there fortune tailed nim and he left us to begin all over on " Pig- gie ' s " math. " We hate to lose you, " Bobbie, " but our loss is ' 29 ' s gain. Lloyd Brower Hatcher ATLANTA, GEORGIA While the rest of his brother rats v second class year, Lloyd was enjoying a around the world with the University Cruis he returned to the Institute he was throwr work. " Handsome " is a hard, conscientious is bound to succeed in almost anything he larity Is evidenced by the fact that he is ugh the vhen struggling thr a very interestin] ise. Consequently, ' n a year behind in his ' orker. the type that idertakes. His popu- member of both the to you, con Ex-Classmates Present Marion McHexrv Jackson, Jr. ATLANTA, GEORGIA Marion left tl iieekly thr ■ough li lather knr 3wledg lis third class y famous Georgia pea t gates with the rest it " Stonewall ' s " old ; r. ••Tubby " left the ] vaded the upper regio ve his stripes nearer we are sorry that you are not finishing i best of luck and hope that you get the £ behi; able chool. Septe ind walked :iber. ■24. to middle of 3.nks of those who wear s as a corporal. At finals to the shoulder. ' •Tub. " ith us. AVe wish you the vord and sash next year. John Lawrence Johexxixg LEXINGTON. VIRGINIA Although " Joe " is a native son of Lexington, he is broad- linded enough to admit that there are other towns. He makes. owever. no such concessions about the ladles of the town, due. o doubt, to the (act that he has large numbers of the fairer sex tmplng when he cracks the whip. Be that as it may. " Tricky " 1 one of our most highly valued brother rats. We are exceedingly lad that our paths have crossed, and i ■ve wish him all kinds of ick in the years to come. Leonard Nottingham Lumsden RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA There are a few in every class who are so unfortunate drop back a year, and such was Len ' s fate. We do not believt he " bulled out " because of lack of intellect, but because he we of the indomitable C. T. ' s; then, too. there are the ladies ■whom, he is known to have " ways. " Though you have lost us know always that our spirit is back there with you. Frank Edmundson Nabers, Jr. BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA When the clas know that we ar Frank — but it is represented us oi activity, and alw do not wish him. leaving, the smib 5 of ' 28 leaves V. M. I. it will be comforting to = leaving behind us as able a representative as hard to say goodbye. For three years he has 1 the football field, taken part in every class lys given us pride in knowing him. Success we for he will attain that by his own efforts. In : on our lips will only cover the sadness in our clasp his hand in farewell. James Carr Smith, Jr. CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA We regret that space does not allow a full profile of " Little Jamie. " to say nothing of the pages necessary to describe his per- sonality. West Virginia condescended to send him to Lexington and near points, and his love for the latter perhaps accounts for his prolonged stay. Athletics, social functions, and even military ( " Jamie " was once a corporal), are a few of his lines of activity. ? losses, and as his brother rats, we hope that of our e prese he gradi] ■ii C.ARLETON Frederic Walker NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT To those who follow the fortunes of the Flying Squadron, this man ' s name is immortal. Who can forget the Thanksgiving game of 1925 when it was " Walker off tackle — Walker through center — and Walker kicks " with the frenzied stands on their feet screaming " Give the ball to Walker. " There it was, in that battle for V. M. I., that he was injured and forced to drop a year behind his class- mates. Now, goodbye and God bless you. Brother Rat. We are better for having known you. Tke Annual Banquet OF THE FIRST CLASS OI- Virginia Military Institute, 1928 David S. Combs, Toastmasler Music by the Ramblin Kevdets Singing by the Barracks Quartette So fill ye up the flowing boivl, And light the cigarette. In Friendship ' s Wine, Old Classmates mine, IFe drink, e ' er lue forget. The coming of spring marks the beginning of the end of cadetship to the mem- bers of the First Class; and the First Class banquet in the spring is the last mile- stone before we swing around the curve on the last lap and see the tape ahead. At this banquet, for the first and last time as cadets, the First Class as a unit gathers around the table for an evening of fellowship and good cheer. We, the Class of ' 28, will never forget our banquet, marking, as it does, the high tide of " brother rat feeling. " With our classmates around us we gathered at the mess hall for a dinner that would be hard to beat anywhere and entertainment which could not be excelled. Dave Combs was in fine form as toastmaster, and the Ramblin ' Kevdets and the Barracks Quartet furnished an excellent musical pro- gram for the occasion. On the more serious side, our class officers, along with Tom Fullilove, Bill Owens and Shep Mondy, gave excellent talks emphasizing the spirit of the class and the bonds which hold us together. But one of the most pleasant features of the entertainment was the presence of our superintendent and commandant as guests of the class. The presence of General Cocke and Colonel Dodson strengthened the feeling of friendship between the authorities and the First Class, which exists in spite of the events of a very troublesome year. Then with a Doxology and a final " old yell, " the First Class Banquet of the Class of 1928 came to an end, and we returned to barracks with memories which will never leave us. 163 Brotker Rats of tke Class of 1928 Adams, S. B. Allen, F. L. Allen, J. S. Allen, W. H., Jr. Attw ' ell, Hudson Bankhead, C. W. Baum, W. L. Beckwith, T. a. Bennett, P. C. Bibb, J. H. T., Jr. Black, J. W. Blavlock, L. O. Bolles, C. p., Jr. borrowe, e. m. BOYKIN, J. C. Brittingham, T. a. Broadhurst, J. M. Browne, M. W. Butt, H. F., Ill Canada, C. C. Candler, P. H. Carnan, C. W. Carter, R. V. Christman, L. O. Clemens, J. W. CONLIN, C. A. Connor, C. F. Cordrav, D. p., Jr. Crouch, E. M. Crute, T. F. Davis, E. S. Davis, W. L. Dehm, E. V. Dial, A. V. Di Zereca, p. U. Dudley, S. C. Dye, J. V. Early, J. E., Jr. Edmuxdson, J. K. Enderlin, R., Jr. Espey, J. G., Jr. EsTEs, E. S., Jr. EviNS, J. C. Farinholt, J. B. Farley, J. D. Farmer, A. C. Faulkner, Edward Floyd, R. A. Foresman, J. H. Fox, J. H. Frazer, p. W. Frazier, W. S. Fri.v, a. G. Fullilove, S. C. Fulton, R. K. GiLLEN, M. C. Goodwin, E. H. Griffith, W. F. R., Jr. Groner, R. W. Hall, J. S. Hancock, J. L. Harris, S. H. Heard, L. M. Heine, G. F. Hicks, L. A., HI Hidden, E. A. Holland, J. N. Holt, H. W. Honevcutt, D. T. hoskins, w. b. Howard, J. W. HU.XFORD, B. H. Jeffries, J. W. Johnson, C. B., Jr. Johnson, F. C. Johnson, N. H. Jones, C. W. Klein, A. J. V. KORST, I. M. Lafferit, W. L. lobdell, h. j. Love, V. S., Jr. lovett, j. d. Ludlow, H. M. Lyles, L. E., Jr. Lynch, C. A. McClunc, a. a. McGehee, E. V. McNamara, Maurice McRae, T. L., Jr. Maddux, T. H., Jr. Marshall, F. L., Jr. Marshall, J. E. Masterson, T. W., Jr. Maurice, G. T. Methvin, M. C. Methvin, F. M. Miller, J. S., Jr. Miller, Louis Montgomery, T., Jr. Moore, D. J. Morris, J. M. Morrow, Hugh, Jr. Moss, J. K. Moye, J. R., Jr. Murray, J. P. Mynatt, E. F. Neumann, H. R. Neville, C. G. Nort on, E. G. Oar, R. J. Parker, E. V. Parrish, O. E., Jr. Parsons, A. M. Peden, W. W. Pedico, J. H. Peyton, F. W. Phillips, W. H. Poole, L. A. Porter, G. P. Ransome, T. E. Ray, G. B. Records, T. H. Redwood, E. S., Jr. Rhudy, R. C. Rives, Timothy, Jr. Rosy, T. G. RuECER, Lewis, Jr. Russell, C. H. Sanderson, J. G., Jr. Saxon, J. W. schram, k. g. Scott, S. L. Seay, j. D., Jk. Secar, S. B. Sergeant, D. A. Sharp, G. H. Shuker, G. G. Smith, B. H. Smith, T. K. Steele, J. T. Steele, VV. L. Stewart, C. R. Stinnett, Ned Strother, j. W. Taylor, H. L. Terry, D. D. Thomas, E. P. Thompson, R. T. Tolley " , j. a., Jr. Wagnon, j. S. Warner, H. E. Warren, R. S. Watts, J. C. Waits, T. A., Jr. Weaver, Harold Weiss, Alexander White, B. C. White, J. J., Jr. Wilkinson, Raymond Winner, F. B. Witt, W. R. Woodward, Geo., Jr. Wright, J. C. Wright, J. W. Veacley, F. W. voungblood, h. m. Zens, J. W. m I J. B. Wolf . . J. H. Crider . . President of Class, iQ2yi()2y Historian of Class, q2 - q26 164 Second Class {The Class of iQ2g) L. G. Walker President W. Pettyjohn, Jr Vice-President T. P. Morgan Historian 165 CT -iC -Sin- — Z - ( « 41 Second Class History (The Class of igzg) ' OME events are not important to the norld at large, but to persons who are inti- mately concerned are of very great importance. This history, then, may not interest a great many persons, but is intended to bring pleasant memories to the hearts of a few. It is simply a short history of the progress of a class — the Class of 1929 — and its part in the historj ' of the Institute. May it mean much to those who are inter- ested in V. M. I. and more to those who will read it to keep fresh their memory of the Class of ' 29. September morn at the Institute does not present a very agreeable picture to any cadet — and least of all to a Rat. We were all Rats once, and though our first few days at the Institute were far from agreeable, for some reason they are now looked upon as material for conversation and a source of pride. Let it suffice to say here that our first month at the Institute was a heaven for an old cadet ' s self-assertive disciplinary measures. Once " on: to " the regulations and cadet cus- toms, however, we entered into academic work and sports with zeal. Our first year saw the first unconditional Christmas furlough ever granted at the Institute, participation in all sports ex- cept boxing, and the minor privilege of being exposed to a thorough course of education. The Finals celebrations wiped out all the plans of vengeance on old cadets which we had entertained through the year. A sense of freedom and a week at home brought forgiveness to the author of " Stone walls do not a prison make . . . " . Our first thoughts when we returned at the beginning of our Third Class year were of the Rats, to keep them in the path of righteousness and to punish them when they strayed. But with a harder curriculum to face, we soon tired of playing " cat and mouse " with the Rats, and like all Third Classes began to " gripe " because we weren ' t understood. The spirit of self-ex- pression showed itself in divers " handwritings on the wall " and various other anarchistic dis- plays. For our pleasure we lost many of our best classmates, but we had the compensation in furnishing fine athletes in many sports in the inspiring leadership of Ralph Smith and Gordon Walker, the satisfying extension of Christmas furlough, and better living rooms in barracks. Though some of our classmates took their departure in February, most of us lasted until June, and a Finals which was looked forward to as eagerly as had been the one of the year before. This Finals, however, marked the departure of a " hard " but beloved Commandant — Colonel Harding Polk. It is a fact, justifiable or not, that the pursuit of an education does not receive much consider- ation from most of us until we reach the Second Class and realize that we are actually pre- paring for a life in the world. In this frame of mind we entered our Second Class year after our last real summer vacation. So far, we have passed through the most eventful year in our class history. During the year many things have happened — it may be that our best plan in discuss- ing these happenings is to charge the mistakes to experience and remember only the bright spots. Thanksgiving time saw us put on the cherished class ring at the second Ring Dance ever held at . M. I. The putting on of the class ring is an event in the lives of cadets second only to the Final Ball, at which the Second Class takes over the duties of the retiring First Class. Our finance committee has now made possible a bigger and better Finals, at which time we assume the dignity of First Classmen. To ' 28 we bid a sincere farewell. We shall miss that class next year, not only because of friendships we have made among them, but because of the common bonds of feeling that have existed between our two classes. To ' 29 — here ' s hoping we may all return in the fall to earn our dips and take our stand among the graduates of dear old V. M. I. 167 SXAPSHOTS OF ' 29 SECOND Ambler, Edward Cary, Jr. . . Roanoke, Va. Anderson, Edward Neil . Washington, D. C. Aver, Guv Darrell, Jr. . . . Atlanta, Ga. Barns, Albert Joseph .... Roanoke, Va. Beamer, Clavton MncHELL . Hillsville, Va. Bellamy, Marsden . . . Wilmington, N. C. Bloch, Wm. Austin .... Louisville, Ky. Bowles, Thos. Therit . . Clifton Forge, Va. Brewer, R. F., Jr. . . . Johnson City, Tenn. Browning, Armistead Willis . Orange, Va. BuRKin, Geo. Wm. Ill . . . Palestine, Tex. Carpenter, Forest LaFon, Jr. . Latta, S. C. Carpenter, Jas. C, Jr. . Johnson City, Tenn. Cochran, Robert Samuel . Alexandria, Va. Cole, Wm. Paul .... Bluelield, W. Va. Collins, Jas. Edward . . . Lynchburg, Va. Cooper, John Puri.ev, Jr. . . Mullins, S. C. Couch, H. C, Jr Pine Bluff, Ark. Dabnev, Chas. Wm., Jr. . . Houston, Tex. Daniel, Ernest H. . . . Washington, D. C. Davis, John Kenerly ' .... Bristol, Va. Davis, Lamar, Jr El Paso, Tex. Dewey, Franklyn H. Ill . Rochester, N. Y. Draper, Hiram C. . . . Big Stone Gap, Va. DuERSON, Samuel Hardy . . Roanoke, Va. Earle, Ale.xander Miller . . Milldale, Va. Earle, Richard Carl .... Reading, Pa. Ernest, Jas. Gifkord, Jr. . . Richmond, Va. Eldridge, Thos. Ellis . . . Richmond, Va. Ewing, Jas. Wm Prospect, Ky. Fenton, Gibson Lucien . . Winchester, Ohio Flanagan, Walter Harold . Stasburg, Va. Folks, Minetree, Jr. . . . Richmond, Va. Fowler, VVm. O ' Keli.y . . Greensboro, N. C. Frazer, George Preston . Washington, D. C. French, Will Carothers . Indianola, Miss. Gill, Eugene L Des Moines, la. GiLLis, Leslie, Jr. . . . Washington, D. C. Goode, Louis Crump . . . Alexandria, Va. Green, Duff, Jr. . . . Fredericksburg, Va. GuiNN, Curry Thos., Jr. . . Culpeper, Va. Guthrie, Percy Lee . . Birmingham, Ala. GwATHMEY, Lomax Norfolk, Va. Hanks, Elmer Carl ..... Bristol, Va. Hanna, Robt. C Washington, D. C. Harman, Shields Forrest . . Tazewell, Va. Harner, Frank Arthur . . Richmond, Va. Haynes, E. H. . White Sulphur Spr ' gs, W. Va. Herron, Richard A. . . New Rochelle, N. Y. HoLCOMB, Wm. Mann .... Norton, Va. Hull, Wm. Janney .... Nutley, N. J. Hunter, Chas. M., Jr. . Pounding Mill, Va. Hunter, Pete James .... Gladys, Va. Hyatt, Ca.mpbell C, Jr. . . Richlands, Va. Jackson, Marion McH., Jr. . . Atlanta, Ga. Johenning, John Lawrence . Lexington, Va. Johnson, Ernest C. . . Leavenworth, Kan. Johnson, Luther A., Jr. . . Corsicana, Tex. JOYNER, Nelson Tift . . . Savannah, Ga. Kellam, John Jesse .... Morrison, Va. Kenyon, John H Fort Worth, Tex. Kerlin, Henry Craig .... Roanoke, Va. Ketchum, Georges Geddes . Hampton, Va. Lancben, Thos. Frederick . Galveston, Tex. LuMSDEN, Leonard N. . . . Raleigh, N. C. CLASS ROLL McCi.anahan, Wm. Henry . . Paris, Tex. McDowell, John W.m. . . . Denver, Col. McFall, Henry Tucker . . Danville, Va. McGlone, Eugene Wilson . Pine Bluff, Ark. McMullen, Ed.mund J. . . . Tampa, Fla. McWane, Gerould Robt. . Ridgewood, ' N. J. Major, Albert S., Jr. . . Clifton Forge, Va. Marshall, Fred H., Jr. . Montgomery, Ala. Martyn, Ogden Jay . . Minneapolis, Minn. Medcalfe, George, Jr. . . . Metcalfe, Mis... Meyers, Bennet Aaron . Newport News, Va. Miller, Robt. Jackson . . . Pikeville, Ky. Mills, J no. Richard, Jr. . Kansas City, Mo. Milton, Wm. Byrd Lee . . Richmond, Va. MiNTER, Jack Louis .... Abilene, Tex. Montgomery, Elijah Paul . . Amherst, ' a. Morgan, Thos. Phillips . Washington, D. C. Moss, Howard Kossuth . Birmingham, Ala. Moss, Wm. Ray .... Johnson Citv, Tenn. Nelson, Charles ..... Lvnchburg, Va. Nelson, Louis Porter, Jr. . . Culpeper, Va. NiCHOLLS, Jas. Dickson . . . Pittsburgh, Pa. Okie, Frederick Wm. . . . Marshall, ' Va. Payne, Asher R. . . . Fredericksburg, Va. Peay, Jas. Henry B., Jr. . . Richmond, Va. PErrvjoHN, Walker, Jr. . . Lynchburg, Va. Philpot, Harvey Cloyd . . Lexington, N. C. Plaza, L. Jose Maria . . Allenhurst, ' N. J. Pratt, Kenneth D. . . Charleston, W. Va. PuGH, Jas. Frank, Jr. . . . Lynchburg, Va. Reid, Harold Wm Omaha, Neb. Roberts, Archer .... Washington, ' D. C. RoDWELL, Chas. Ray, Jr. . Warrenton, N. C. Rohleder, Richard E. . . . Glen Allen, Va. Ryland, Ale.xander, F., Jr. . Richmond, Va. Schwixhart, Thos. Josiah . Lansdowne, Pa. Seaborn, Pete Thorpe . . Portsmouth, Va. Smith, Arthur Ditson, Jr. . . London, Eng. Smith, Jay, Jr Birmingham, Ala. S.MiTH, Robt. LeRoy . . . Montclair, N. J. Spooner, Philip ' . M. . . Philadelphia, Pa. Staudt, Harold Hain .... Reading, Pa. Etegman, Edward Romney . Baltimore, Md. Sullivan, John Fallon . Harrisonburg, Va. SuMMERLiN, John V andergrift . Zanoni, Va. Talman, Wm. Temple . . . Richmond, Va. Thomas, Lewts Proctor, Jr. . Richmond, Va. Thompson, Tazwell F. . . . Norfolk, Va. Ti.mberlake, Wayt Bell, Jr. . Staunton, Va. Tucker, Nathaniel B. . . . Lexington, Va. Upson, Ernest Thomas . . . Roanoke, Va. Wagner, . " dolph Watts . . Richmond, Va. Walker, Geo. McCorki.e . . . I ' tica, N. Y. Walker, Lewis Gordon, Jr. . Richmond, Va. Watson, James Baker . . . Pensacola, Fla. Wellborn, Wm. Arthur . Evansville, Ind. Wellford, Robt. Carter . . . Warsaw, Va. Wesson, Holmes C, Jr. . Laurenceville, Va. White, Jackson Stuart . . Richmond, Va. White. John Sargent . . Falls Church, Va. Whittle. Wi . Conway III . . Norfolk, Va. Wilson, W.m. Maithew, Jr. . . Norfolk, Va. Winter, John Dawson, Jr. . . Leland, Miss. Wright, Robert . " Vlan . . . Johnstown, Pa. Young, John Wm., Jr Antlers, Va. : li 11 rum nam m Cadet T. M. Parrish Class of Q o Cadet C. E. West Class of IQSO Cadet E. A. Palmer Class of IQ I I 170 z TP Tnird Class {The Class cf 1930) A. M. Hawkins President L. G. Chadwick ... . rice-President F. Hope ... ... Historian 1 Tnird Class History (The Class of IQJO) HE second milestone of our cadetship is in the distance. Before us is a lane of work, f l duty and service — for selfish purposes no longer — but for the continuance of the Iiistit ite — a path of devoted adherence to the principles which have made our Alma Mater the " West Point of the South. " We, in our subjection to the usual tendencies of Third Classes, have not been above reproach. Our Third Class year has perhaps marked a division between two eras — perhaps marked a change in the very traditions of the V. M. I. We have witnessed the overthrow of the old order and the inauguration of the new, the abolition of customs which had been instilled in us as foundations of military life. We are not sorry to see them go. Not only has class spirit been at its height, hut we can say that in our day was born an Institute Spirit, which for the first time subordinated class interests and bound the Corps as a body seeking to co-operate in and for V. M. I. The Class of ' 30 has survived mental and moral battles together, has given and taken, finding comfort in the friendship and loyalty of our Brother Rats, and, though we have not been model cadets, we have tasted of the life of the man on bottom and the man on top — and ive have found it good. Our Rat year saw the transformation of a haphazard " rat system " into an organized plan. There were days and nights of doubt interspersed here and there with the comfort of the four- square advice and sympathy of the First Class; the relaxation and the spirit of football trips, and the thrill that comes to any man who has marched to martial music. Christmas furlough came as a delightful break in the dreams with which the Rat life is full. After Christmas holidays came guard duty and the usual routine — this time with Finals and all that it means in the foreground. Spring — an upl ' fting of hopes — then a fitting Finals to raise the veil of Rathood. We had lived the life of the man on the bottom. We returned in the fall of 1927 to function for the first t me as a class and to exercise our privilege s as full-fledged members of the Corps. This was indeed a hectic year — but survival of the crises has served only to bind us closer and to help us to a clearer comprehension of dis- ciplinary life. True, we have sinned, and in our opinion have been sinned against — but it all goes into the making of the man that ' . M. I. has given to every commendable phase of ex- istence. We have violated regulations — we have been punished and the cheerful unbegrudging serving of our penalties has made us the better men. Our president, Al Hawkins, has led — sometimes driven — us to the best of his ability, w ' th an eye to the welfare of the class and a will to help the Institute, To him and to our vice-president, Louie Chadwick, we give our thanks and a pledge of devotion from the Class of ' 30. In this, our second year, then, we have lived the life of the man on top. The benefits which we have derived from the Institute have, to a small extent, been balanced by our gift to it. In all lines of endeavor, military, athletic and academic, we have been notably and nobly represented. Class spirit in athletic competition, military emulation, and a striving for academic honors has been broadened to a Corps spirit with its object the enhancement of the glory of Jackson ' s school. Thus at the end of two year ' s service in the gray we have given but little to our Alma Mater — but we have reaped benefits from her to which we can assign no material value. We salute you, " Mother and maker of men, " and may you find contentment in having schooled and sheltered us. i FT[k . iu-ui(ci[[|;cl,i,,.,,. .- ( Wh. ' hy ' M i i mW9 SN ' APSHOTS OF ' 3O I W UA. .illM||H||tc!||[ -iiyr ' . ' l Tkird Class Roll Adams, J. B., Jr Gordonsville, Va. Adams, T. T The Plains, Va. Andrews, L. R Zuni, Va. Baker, H. L., Jr Paris, Tex. Barns, T. H Richmond, Va. Batte, D. J Norfolk, Va. Beckham, R. S Atlanta, Ga. Bell, W. W Bacon ' s Castle, Va. Berkeley, C. C, Jr. . . Newport News, Va. Berry, M. R., Jr Cleveland, Ohio Biggs, J Sherman, Tex. Black, A. F., Jr Norfolk, Va. Blackwood, H. B Norfolk, Va. Booker, R. C Hampton, Va. Booten, J. R Luray, Va. Bo.xlev, p. S., Jr Orange, Va. Britt, A. S., Jr. . . . . Nashville, Tenn. Brodnax, J. T Marshall, Tex. Burgess, W. H Scottsville, Va. Burks, J. B. Jr Dothan, Ala. Burton, B. B., Jr. • • ■ Birmingham, Ala. Burton, R. L., Jr Norfolk, Va. Butt, B. W Portsmouth, Va. Carney, E. B Churchland, Va. Cason, E. T Norfolk, Va. Chadwick, L. G Norfolk, Va. Chapman, K. W Norfolk, Va. Chapman, R. T Fort Smith, Ark. Daly, J. F Phoebus, Xa. Davidson, J. T., Jr Bedford, Va. Dickey, R. B Electra, Tex. Drake, W. S., Jr Austin, Tex. Dunbar, W. B Atlanta, Ga. Duncan, T. P., Jr. . . Wichita Falls, Tex. Everett, J. P Farmerville, La. Field, G. B Petersburg, Va. Fleet, R., Jr Ashland, Va. Fox, P. D Richmond, Va. Garcia, N. A., Jr. . . Santurce, Porto Rico Gfroerer, S. M St. Elmo, Tenn. Gilbert, J. R Rocky Mount, Va. Gillespie, W. S Taze vell, Va. Gold, E. L., Jr Richmond, Va. GoODWVN, C. A Norfolk, ' a. Gordon, V. K., Jr. . . . Fort Worth, Tex. Gravatt, B. E Bowling Green, Va. Gray, J. F., Ill Monroe, Mich. Greene, F. T Albany, N. Y. Grimes, F. H Takoma Park, Md. Grow, A. P Lynchburg, Va. Grow, V. B Lynchburg, Va. Haase, C. H Richmond, Va. Haase, W. E Richmond, Va. Ham, C. W., Jr Frankfort, Ind. Hanna, F. H Washington, D. C. Hawkins, A. M Norfolk, Va. Heai.y, H. B., Jr. ... . Lynchburg, Va. Henry, J. C. . . . East Falls Church, Va. Hewlett, L. B Louisa, Ky. HiLGARTNER, G. H Richmond, Va. Hillsman, O. L Richmond, Va. HOLTZCLAW, C. R Hampton, ' a. Hood, W. A., Jr Birmingham, Ala. Hope, W. F., Jr. . . . Greensboro, N. C. Howard, H. B New Orleans, La. Hull, C. G Laurel, Mis3. Hulme, R. S Asheville, N. C. Ireland, E. L LambertviFe, N. J. Ireland, J. W Lambertville, N. J. Jackson, W. W Albertville, Ala. Jenkins, W. E Washington, D. C. Johnson, J Leavenworth, Kan. Jones, A. V Canton, Ga. Jones, A. C, Jr Clarendon, Va. Jones, E Petersburg, Va. Jones. P. W., Jr Canton, Ga. Kittel, H. H Miami, Fla. KoHOUT, J. J Astoria, N. Y. Lancford, L. E. . . Croton-on-Hudson, N. Y. Larus, C. D., Ill Richmond, Va. MMEIEIM .. Tkird Class Roll M Lawler, E. H Lynchburg, Va. Leary, R. B Richmond, Va. Lewis, R. F Norfolk, Va. LiNDSEY. W. F Paris, Va. Lowery, W. L New York, N. V. Lynn, R. L Roanoke, Va. McCrary, S. E Alexandria, Va. McCray, B. W Richmond, Va. McCray, p. a Waynesboro, Va. McDANN ' Ai.n, E. R. . . . Ne vs Ferry, Va. McEwAN, J. a Orlando, Fla. McGuire, F. H Vinton, Va. MclNTOSH, O. T Savannah, Ga. McKethan, a. a Brooksville, Fla. McLane, H. N Clay, W. Va. Miller, W. B Reading, Pa. Mitchell, F. L Suffolk, Va. Mitchell, R., Jr Richmond, Va. MOFFIT, J. v., Jr. . • . Lexington, N. C. Montgomery, R. H Palestine, Tex. Moody, J. F Roanoke, Va, Moore, N. M., Jr Augusta, Ga. Morgan, A. H Washington, D. C. Morrison, N Washington, D. C. NAPIER, W. B Wrightsville, N. C. Neville, J. H., Jr Lakeland, Fla. North, CD Lynchburg, Va. Palmer, T. O., Jr Suffolk, Va. PARISH, T. M Houston, Tex. Parker, G. S Washington, D. C. Payne, R. L., Jr Norfolk, Va. Peden, a. D Laurel, Misi. Peterson, F. L Miami, Fla. Polk, G. Q Helena, Ark. Porter, L. M., Jr. . . . Birmingham, Ala. Powell, A. R New Orleans, La. Powell, J. W Cape Charles, Va. Randolph, F. M. . . . Dos Cabezos, Ariz. Read, J, P., Jr Lynchburg, Va. Reed, R. C Beaumont, Tex. Renne, J. a Pontiac, 111. Robinson, S. J Uniontown, Pa. Rogers, C. M. A Eutau, Ala. Rl ' dasill, W. A., Jr. . . . Richmond, Va. Rust, ]. A Flint Hill, Va. Rutherford, J Honesdale, Pa. Saunders, W. T Hampton, Va. Scott, G. C, Jr Richmond, Va. Scott, T. L Norfolk, Va. Sewall, M. F Bridgetown, N. J. Shea, R. F Riverside, Calif. Shepherd, ' . A Richmond, Va., R. H Albion, Pa. Smith, B. T Petersburg, Va. Smith, C. V Elkin, N. C. Smith, H. L Dothan, Ala. Spratlev, T. C Surry, Va. Swank, C. J., Jr Winchester, Va. Taylor, J. B., Jr Suffolk, Va. Taylor, W. C Churchland, Va. Thomas, A. D Richmond, Va. Thompson, L. C Lexington, Va. Thomson, W. R., Jr. . . . Lancaster, S. C. Trapnell, V. C. . . Wadings River, N. Y. Walker, C. J Bluefield, W. Va. Walker, H. W Fort Worth, Tex. Walker, J. T., Jr. . . , Bluefield, W. Va. Watson, A. R., Jr. . . . New York, N. Y. West, R. H Beaver, Pa. Whitemore, a. C. . . . Jacksonville, Ala. Whiteside, E. B. . . . Johnson City, Tenn. Wii.KiNS, F. T., Jr. . . . Cape Charles, Va. Willard, p. S Johnson City, Tenn. Williams, F. M Detroit, Mich. Williamson, E. H. . . . Wilkinsburg, Pa. WiTMAN, R. C; Reading, Pa. WooDRUM, C. A Roanoke, Va. Woods, J. W Houston, Tex. Zeledon, T. M. . . . San Jose, Co:ta Rica ZoLL, J. N Fairfax, Va. ' £, 1 im IIMIIteilltc1lltcill)!?ITfMl.. Fourtk Class (The Class of 1931) John J. Kohout President V. G. Talman rice-PreiUent G. R. E. Shell Historian 4« HTiiFn-.. muci i 1.1 tit: L ' 17S mi Fourtn Class History We left our homes in the fall to come to college, to be freshmen at V. M. I. Visions of the life of a freshman, happy, free, with not a care in the world, floated before us — and then we passed through Limit Gates. We were met by a detail of old cadets, and our visions vanished. Our college turned out to be the " West Point of the South, " our freshman career the life of a rat, and our carefree existence a strict military discipline. Rats we became, and rats we were to remain for nine long months. We " finned out, " walked the stoops, answered to the call of " Mister, " and the word " Sir " took a very important place in our vocabularies. The strict military discipline gradually changed us from civilians to soldiers; we soon learned what to do and when to do it, but not for a long time did we understand why. But as we grew accustomed to the discipline, which at first seemed utter nonsense, we began to understand its value. As soon as we " found " ourselves, we began to look forward to the Christmas fur- lough. As the months passed it began to mean more and more to us — and then, just as it loomed before us, it disappeared. The reason for this was an epidemic of infan- tile paralysis which made a postponement of the furlough necessary and forced us to spend Christmas Day in barracks. When the order came out, it seemed to us that nothing could be worse. When the time came, however, things were not as bad as we had expected, for we were made old cadets and allowed to organize a Christmas day of our own in barracks. A few days after Christmas the furlough began, but almost before we knew what had happened we had been home, spent twelve crowded days, and were back again under the strict discipline of a rat. Examinations followed, and then we began the long grind which ends with Finals — a grind broken only by infrequent dances and still more infrequent holidays. Spring came — and with it the last days of our rathood and the promise of Finals. Finally the great day arrived. We walked the rat line for the last time and then plunged into the endless exhibitions, drills, and dances which marked the end. When the last parade was over and the commandant had dismissed us on the hill, we parted from our friends — some forever, some for a short time only. mrf TFwrnn ' our tk CI ass Adams, J. R Lynchburg, ' a. Addison, V. T Norfolk, Va. Adkixs, V. T Danville, Va. Ardoix, G. T Ville Platte, La. Armstrong, D. H Troy, N. C. Armstrong, M. B Staunton, Va. Badgett, E. D Richmond, V. Va. Bailev, C. W Norfolk, Va. Baker, R. N Suffolk, Va. Barnes, B. E Albany, N. Y. Beamon, R. L Portsmouth, Va. Bell, C. B Washington, N. C. Bell, N. P Roanoke Rapids, N. C. Benners, NL C Birmingham, Ala. Blacklev, C. P Staunton, Va. Blair, J. H High Point, N. C. Blocker, W. V Norfolk, Va. Bloss, J. M Springfield, 111. Boles, W. M Glasgow, Ky. Bond, J. P Virginia Beach, Va. BoRDNER, W. A Brookston, Ind. BovCE, A. G Amarillo, Tex. Brewer, J. C Douglas, Ga. Briggs, C. B Johnstown, N. Y. Britt, M. D Benson, N. C. Britton, C. P Roanoke, Va. Brower, J. H Rochester, N. Y. Brown, C. C Norfolk, Va. Brown, H. M Eufaula, Ala Brown, J. W El Paso, Tex. Brown, M. M McMechen, W. Va. Bri ' GH, J. T Rocky Mount, N. C. Buck, V. M. . . . Port Dover, Ont., Can. Burgard, J. W Louisville, Ky. Burke, J. S Mathews, Va. Butler, L. S Butler, Pa. Calfee, R. C Pulaski, Va. Carmichael, J. R. T Kyrock, Ky. Carrico, J. H Roanoke, Va. Carson, G. Y North Adams, Mass. Cassell, H. K Burkes Garden, Va. Chambliss, J . A. . Lookout Mountain, Tenn. Chapman, R. T Fort Smith, Ark. Chenoweth, J. B., Jr. . . Arlington, N. J. Childress, R. C Lexington, Va. Chilton, W. R Taft, Va. Clark, B. S Chester, Va. Clark, S. L High Point, N. C. Claude, S. P Portsmouth, Va. Cole, E. S Fredericksburg, Va. Cole, S. D., Jr Richmond, Va. Coleman, T. S. . . Spotsylvania C. H., Va. Co.MER, B. B Alexandria City, Va. Comer, E. T Eufaula, Ala Conrad, P. A Philadelphia, Pa. Coon, A. W Roanoke, Va. Cornelius, W. H. . . Newport, News, Va. CosTELLA, J. L Pittsburg, Pa! Cottle, V. L. . . . Mount Hope, W. Va. Crider, R. S Mount ' ernon N Y Crute, J. M. V Wilson, N. C CuNDiFF, W. E Thaxton, Va. Curtis, R. H Amarillo, Tex. Darnall, W. H. . . Mount Hope, W. Va Davidso n, J. L., Jr. . . . Birmingham, Ala Davies, W. H Richmond, Va. Davies, A. J Mineral Wells Tex. Davhuff, C. H., Jr. . Fort Meade, So. Dak. DeButts, D. D Lpperville, Va. Derbyshire, R. C Lexington, Va. Dewev, G. S., Jr Goldsboro, N. C. Deverle, O. M., Jr. . . Bluefield, W. Va. Dickinson, John Glasgow, Ky. DiNGES, F. C, Jr. .... . Edinburg, Va. Dowdv, D. F Roanoke, Va. DlER, F. C Belle Haven, Va. DuER, J. H., Jr Painter, Va. Dunlap, S. M., Jr Lexington, Va. Dunn, R. F Salem, Va. Duppstadt, H. D Ligonier, Pa. DUTTON, M. R., Jr Beaumont, Tex. Easterlin, a. E Americus, Ga. Easterwood, C. E Shreveport, La. Ellis, J. P Hampton, Va. Farley, L. P Richmond, Va. Feaganes, J. F Wvtheville, Va. Ferrell, E. E Richmond, Va. Fitch, R., Jr Bowling Green, Kv. Fitzgerald, L. K Danville, Va. Flato, R. G., Jr Kingsville, Tex. Forsyth, W. G Birmingham, Ala. Fort, R. E., Jr Nashville, Tenn. Fowler, R. F Norfolk, Va. Eraser, A. H San Antonio, Tex. Frazier, C. E Harrisonburg, Va. Frothingham, R. T Hampton, Va. Gardiner, J. H., Jr. . Mount ' ernon, N. Y. Garrett, R. O., Jr. . . . Cumberland, Va. Gatewood, E. C Richmond, Va. Gibes, C. J Queens ' illage, N. Y. Giles, G. B Gibson, Pa. Giles, W. O Roanoke, Va. Goodall, R. B Aldan, Pa. Gordon, E. S. . . Stafford Court House, Va. Hall, R. T Culpeper, Va. Hamner, D. H Lynchburg, Va. Hanger, S. T Portsmouth, Va. Hankins, W. D. . . . Johnson City, Tenn. Hannah, A. B Richmond, Va. Hardy, J. T Danville, Va. v., iA 4 ' our tK CI ass Hargrave, B. T Dinwiddie, Va. Harris, W. A Athens, Ga. Harrison, A. M Eufaula, Ala. Harrison, C. F., Jr Leesburg, Va. Hart, F. L., Jr Suffolk, Va. Hatcher, M. B Macon, Ga. Heck, E. T Spencer, W. Va. Herndon, J. W High Point, N. C. Hill, A. G., HI Roanoke, Va. Holladay, W. D Norfolk, Va. HoLLOWELL, W. W. . . . Little Rock, Ark. Howard, R. F Alexander, Va. Howell, J. E Atlanta, Ga. Huff, J. L Schoolfield, Va. Hughes, R. G New Orleans, La. JACOBIE, L. M. . . . . Tallahassee, Fla. JOHENNING, A. G Lexington, Va. Johns, G. S., Jr. . . . Corpus Christi, Tex. Johnson, F. E., Jr. . . . Birmingham, Ala. Jones, W. W., Jr. . . Sulphur Springs, Tex. Kearney, F. A., H Phoebus, Va. Kelly, J. T Culpeper, Va. KiMDROUGH, O. L., Jr. . . Greenwood, Miss. King, C. H Atlanta, Ga. Knudson, C. I River Forest, 111. Kohout, J. J Astoria, N. Y. Lainc, L. P Mount Vernon, N. Y. Lauchorn, E. L Roanoke, Va. Layton, C. R., hi ... . Canisteo, N. Y. Leach, R. E Hollins, Va. Leavell, B. S., Jr Culpeper, Va. Lee, C. M., Jr I ' niversity, Va. Liang, Shih-Chung .... Peking, China Lockhart, S. M Birmingham, Ala. Long, W. T Abilene, Tex. McCall, G. W Richlands, Va. McCown, a. S Roanoke, Va. McCuLLOucH, V. A Marshall, Tex. McGiffert, a. C Duluth, Minn. McLean, W. H Fort Worth, Tex. McRae, a. M Eufaula, Ala. MacFarland, L. p., Jr. . . Lebanon, Tenn. Madison, J. B., Jr. . . Charleston, W. Va. Mallorv, C. K., Jr Bethesda, Md. Marshall, R. W. . . . High Point, N. C. Marstox, R. F Shreveport, La. Massie, E. R., Jr. . . . Clifton Forge, Va. Mateer, H. P Lexington, Va. Matthews, E. L Starke, Fla. Matthews, E. S., Jr Bunkie, La. Mayes, A. K Denison, Tex. Menefee, M. M Warrenton, Va. :zj ' our tk CI ass ' L Messmore, J. II l ' nionto«n. Pa MiLl.iCAN, J. D DuUith, Minn, Mills, C. L Richmond, Va Mills, M. M., Jk Lexington, Va, Mitchell, A. B., Jr. ■ Charlestown, W, Va Mitchell, J. T La Grange, Ga MoNCURE, J. G. T Richmond, Va Morgan, C. B Washington, D. C, Morgan, V E Roanoke, Va Morrill, F. VV High Point, N. C, MosBV, H. V Grand Rapids, Mich Moses, A. R., Jr. ■ . . New Glasgow, Va MuNDV, G. A Roanoke, Va Nabers, B. C Birmingham, Ala Newton, A. C Sarasota, Fla, Nicholas, II. T., Jr. • . . Lynchburg, Va O ' Brien, J. L Appomatto.x, ' a OlTO, Oi.AF, Jr Savannah, Ga Pace, G. A Richmond, Va Palmer, E. A., Jr Richmond, Va Parkhill, J. R Tampa, Fla Parrish, W. G Yonkers, N. Y Pa.xton, E. G., Jr. • . Mount Vernon, N. Y, Perry, J. W Washington, D. C Pettrey, G. L., Jr. ■ • Clarksburg, W. Va, Pettus, L. a Goliad, Tex. PULLIAM, E. M Richmond, Va PULMAN, CD Alexandria, Va Radford, W. C, Jr. . . East Lexington, Va, Ratrie, T. R., Jr. . • Brandy Station, Va Read, T. B., Jr Carthage, Tenn Reid, R. R Hammond, Va Renfro, j. F., Jr. . . . Brownwood, Tex Rice, K. C, Jr Craddockville, Va Richardson, J. W Camden, S. C Ridley, T. P Norfolk, Va Roberts, L. F Norfolk, Va Robertson, R. S Twin Falls, Idaho Rochelle, a. R Centerville, Tenn RoMM, E. D Norfolk, Va Rorabaugh, W. H. . . . Jersey Shore, Pa Ryland, G. M Richmond, Va S. GER, E. D Danville, Va Sampson, Bentley Harlan, Ky Sargent, A. M Red Hook, N. Y Saunders, J. T Bedford, Va Schwiebert, E. H. . . Forest Hills, N. Y Scott, S. S., Jr Albermarle, N. C, Seay, j. B Roanoke, Va, Selby, W. M Martins Ferry, Ohio Sheahan, j. j Roanoke, Va, Shell, G. R. E Hampton, Va, Shirley, A. G Richmond, Va, Scholars, L. B Monroe, La, Shomo, H. E Harrisonburg, Va Sinclair, R. B Roanoke, Va. Sledge, R. P Louise, Miss. Sloan, W. D Lonaconing, Md. Smith, Hamilton, Jr. . . . Richmond, Va. Smith, Nelson Birmingham, Ala. Smith, R. A., Jr Norfolk, Va. Soule, W. L Pensacola, Fla. SouTHALL, R. G., II Amelia, Va. Spann, W. R., Jr Shreveport, La. Stewart, S. B., Jr. . . Schenectady, N. Y. Stirni, J. W Fort Monroe, Va. Stokes, J. H Fort Hamilton, N. Y. Stark, J. W Cumberland, Md. Stringfield, Thomas . . Waynesville, N. C. Taliaferro, R. M., Jr. . . Lvnchburg, Va. Talman, W. G Richmond, Va. Terrii.l, a. j Dallas, Tex. Thompson, W. C Savannah, Ga. Thorsell, E. R Pittsburgh, Pa. Tinsi.ey, j. G Big Stone Gap, Va. Trapnell, F. H Weston, W. Va. Trimble, W. E Shreveport, La. Trousdale, J. H., Jr Monroe, La. Tucker, S. E High Point, N. C. Tyler, C. E Richmond, Va. Tyler, F. A Austin, Tex. Vance, Comfort Brooklyn, N. Y. Vaughan, W. K., Jr. . • . Richmond, Va. Walker, H. L Norfolk, Va, Walker, S. M Gassaway, W. Va. Wallace, H. E Jasper, N. Y. Wallace, R. G. . . . Bowling Green, Ky. Wands, W. R Spencer, N. C. Ward, C. C. . . . DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Warren, B. H., Jr Louisville, Ga. Watkixs, W. R South Boston, Va. Waits, H. B., II Lvnchburg, Va. Wender, B. H Oak Hill, W. Va. West, F. T., IV Richmond, Va. West, S. A Cambria, Va. Wheless, W. E., Jr. . . . Shreveport, La. White, G. R. . . . . . . Scottsville, Va. White, W. K El Paso, Tex. Whitney, J. R. . . . White Plains, N. Y. Wiley, J. M., Jr Brooklyn, N. Y. Williams, H. P Roanoke, Va. Williams, J. C Greenville, Pa. Wills, C. L Petersburg, Va. Wilson, M. J Hammond, La. Wilson, R. E Lufkin, Tex. WiNFREE, R. E Lynchburg, Va. Wise, H. A., Jr. • . New York City, N. Y. Wool, J. C Norfolk, Va. Wooters, T. a Richmond, Va. Yancey, E. H., Ill Rome, Ga. ? vT rill n fi Captain F. W. Adams U. S. Army Captain Adams came to V. M. I. as an R. O. T. C. Instructor in 1924, the year in which the class of ' 28 matriculated. For three of our four years as cadets, he has held the position of Executive Officer to the Commandant, and in this capacity has come in closer contact with the Corps than any other man on the tactical staff. In these four years we have seen the spirit of the ifian — and it has won us all. We cannot leave him now without a word of appreciation of what association with him has meant to us. During these past four years we have come in contact with him under all conditions and every meeting has only increased our respect and affection for him. His unfailing desire to help us whenever possible and his keenly sympathetic understanding of us as cadets has given us a new and very real conception of the phrase, " an officer and a gentleman. " j . ,.--1IIMIIMIIMIItc ' )lltcllli;cil!tcil, Battalion Staff i If,-: ' H. W. Morgan, Jr. Cadet First Captain and Battalion Commander B. C. Rawlixs Cadet Captain and Adjutant J. P. Si: iPSOx, Jr. Cadet Captain and Quartermaster E. T. Upson Cadet Battalion Sergeant Major W. Pettyjohn, Jr. Cadet Battalion Quartermaster Sergeant 186 The Colors Jay Smith, Jr Color- Sergeant F. W. Okie Color Sergeant D. St. C. Combs Color Guard D. C. McGehee Color Guard 187 . - HIMIi. - M « ML . Mm i ' ■ " " » i ' . j K ' JH EFiiiy»- n HE. tr F iWtr " Pj . I SB IB F I; ! s c yl i ' V i W J tSm 1 49 ' ' ' _ N;.£ l m m ' 4 1 j HI : - - ' :. jpfggt " IM £___ CaJet Commissioned Omcers Morgan, H. VV., Jr ( ' adel Captain " H " Company West, J. C Cadrt Captain " C " Company HiCGiNS, D. N., Jr Cadrt Captain " A " Company GiESEN, A. R Cadet Captain " D " Company Walker, G. B., Jr Cadet Captain " F " Company MONDY, J. S Cadet Captain " B " Company Rawlins, B. C Cadet Captain and Adjutant Simpson, J. P Cadet Captain and Quartermaster Williamson, S. L Cadet First Lieutenant " A " Company Ogilvie, R. J., Jr Cadet First Lieutenant " B " Company Harrington, F. B Cadet First Lieutenant " C " Company Barkus F Cadet First Lieutenant " D " Company Hales, G. J Cadet First Lieutenant " £ " Company Morrel, W. G Cadet First Lieutenant " F " Company Cooper, J. T Cadet Second Lieutenant " B " Company Woodbury, CM Cadet Second Lieutenant " D " Company Thornhill, L. C Cadet Second Lieutenant " E " Company Mitchell, R. S., Jr Cadet Second Lieutenant " A " Company Black, W. E., Jr Cadet Second Lieutenant " C " Company Peyton, R. C Cadet Second Lieutenant " A " Company Marshall, R. C, HI Cadet Second Lieutenant " F " Company Frost, F. H Cadet Second Lieutenant " F " Company Old, W. H Cadet Second Lieutenant " D " Company Garrett, R. W Cadet Second Lieutenant " C ' Company Moore, E. A Cadet Second Lieutenant " B " Company Decker, M. T Cadet Second Lieutenant " E " Company cSMnmsmmL. Company Spirit Every fall some hundreds of new cadets enter V. M. I., sign the register, and with the ink of their signatures still wet, are lined up against a wall and assigned to com- panies according to height. From this moment the new cadet is a member of the Corps of Cadets of V. M. I. and a private of Company. His relations with persons outside the ' Institute are regulated by his membership in the Corps; his contacts within the Corps to a large extent by his company. The company is, of course, essentially a military unit, and it is here that the new cadet is initiated into military life. As soon as he is assigned to a company he is turned over to officers of that company, and under their supervision draws his uniform, puts away his civilian clothes, and is established in barracks. He is then placed in the ranks and begins his life as a soldier. He drills with his company comrades, walks guard tours with them, comes to formations with them half a dozen times a day, learns to know and respect them; he comes under the influence of a moulding process which makes for military precision and unity. But the social aspect of the company is certainly as strong and in some respects even more valuable than the military. Only a person who has gone through those long drills under a sweltering sun, with his comrades, swinging along at his side, stood sentinel under freezing skies with men of his company on posts nearby, stood beside his friend at inspections, and marched beside him at parades, can know this comradery and common understanding which grows up among these men. Constant association under the same officers in the same platoon cannot fail to breed in the company the GUARD MOUNT TCTR spirit of unity and co-operation which is reflected on the hill as the company swings along as a man, and maneuvers as a unit. It is only natural that under these conditions a pride in the company develops — a pride in the traditions of the company and a desire to pass these traditions to those who follow, not only untarnished, but with added glory. It is this pride, blended with the feeling of mutual friendship and understanding, which creates that intangible and indefinable something, Company Spirit. It is this spirit which binds cadets together regardless of class or rank. The rat goes to his company officers for advice, from his front rankman he learns all sorts of information, and at hop times he seeks his company comrades to " meet that little girl in blue. " In the fall it is this Spirit which causes men of all classes to risk arms and necks for the company football championship ; in the winter for the basketball cham- pionship, and in the spring for the company baseball cup. It is this Spirit which urges every individual to a little better work in the race for the cup, which every Finals is awarded to the company judged the most meritorious; and after graduation it is this Spirit which brings a thrill of pride to the heart and makes the alumnus stand up and cheer for " Old Company " as the guidon goes by at parade. The most vivid demonstration of this Spirit is shown in the final company meeting where, amid unashamed tears, tokens of affection are presented to the officers of the company who have done so much to make it what it is. Then the company breaks up for a time, and the First Classmen leave it forever — never to forget what the Spirit has meant to them. Here ' s to you, Company! i PRESENT ARMS r iirciiifcjiifcjiiircjiitciiiMiirc!! jjjjjj|£g25jji ;j jj5 OFFICERS A COMPANY 192 .tvlL ' rrn nrr- ' n 5r - u: ffiTfr jompany ' ' A " D. N. HicciNS, Jr. S. L. Williamson Cadet Officers Caplain R. C. Peyton G. D. Ayer (Q.M.)T. p. Morgan B. W. McCray F. T. WiLKINS C. P. Bowman D. A. CiLLEY D. S. Combs C. M. Beamer T. T. Bowles H. C. Couch M. R. Berry, Jr. C. A. GOODWYN J. B. Baker C. B. Bell C. C. Brown J. S. Burke G. T. Carson R. T. Chapman R. C. Childress . . First Licutniaiit R. S. Mitchell . . L. GvvATHMEY ' First Scrijeant Serge.axts H. W. Reid P. L. Guthrie Corporals B. E. Gravatt Second Lii ' utt ' Jiant SnonJ Lirulrriant G. R. McWane a. F. Ryland J. T. Davidson P. S. WiLLARD M. D. Delaney W. Engelhard H. H. Gregory E. L. Gill C. T. GUINN R. S. HULME R. L. Lynn T. S. Coleman W. L. Cottle C. H. Dayhuff D. D. DeButts 0. M. Deyerle F. C. DUER L. K. Fitzgerald R. H. West E. R. McDoNNALD J. Rutherford F. T. Greene Privates First Class R. D. Ketner J. W. Mann D. C. McGehee Secotid Class F. H. Marshall J. R. Mills E. J. McMuLLEN J. M. Plaza J. W. Pendleton F. E. Smith W. T. Watts Third Class W. B. Miller F. H. McGuire J. M. Zoll Fourth Class M. B. Hatcher A. G. Hill J. T. Kelly J. J. KOHOUT L. P. McFarland J. H. Messmorf. B. C. Nabers O. Otto T. O. Palmer J. A. Rust A. J. Peden W. C. Radford T. R. Ratris B. Sampson G. R. Shell H. E. Shomo H. Smith W. W. Jackson W. L. LowRV . V. Wickes R. L. Smith E. R. Stegman C. F. Walker J. B. Taylor A. R. Watson W. L. Soule R. G. Southall J. H. Stokes B. H. Wender G. R. White J. M. White J. C. Williams 1IIMllMIIMIItcl||[c1. IMT rtjj i . ; ' If ; V I iiiiiii 11 OFFICERS B COMPANY r a TA i1 , M M M M m .. J. S. MONDV . R. J. Ogilvie J. K. Davis (Q.M.) J. E. Collins W. F. Haase A. H. Morgan R. B. Batte T. J. Berry R. L. Downey E. C. Ambler W. A. Bloch D. K. Andrews R. C. W. Booker B. B. Burton B. E. Barns J. C. Bender J. P. Bond C. P. Brixton H. M. Brown W. M. Buck J. A. Chambliss E. T. Comer Company ' B Cadet Officers Captain J. T. Cooper . . . . . First Lieutenant E. A. MoORE . . . F. A. Harner First Sergeant Sergeants R. S. Cochran L. N. LUMSDEN Corporals J. F. Moody P. S. Boxley T. C. Spratley Privates First Class E. F. James M Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant J. F. Sullivan N. B. Tucker H. Neville B. Blackwood H. L. Baker C. V. Smith B. Fulkerson P. Fullilove , J. Halstead W. EWING M. Holcomb L. Burton L. Davidson R. Gilbert M. O. McNay R. N. McGiffert, C. S. Nunn M. T. HsiEH W. A. Owens Second Class C. M. Hunter W. H. McClanahan H. T. McFall Third Class J. W. Ireland E. B. Carney C. G. Hull R. S. Spilman L. Wang J. F. PUGH A. D. Smith W. F. Lindsey F. L. Mitchell W. B. Napier H. S. Kittel L. E. Langford Fourth Class E. Easterwood W. D. Holladay J. D. Milligan P. Farley J. L. Huff I,. A. Pettus F. Fowler E. L. Ireland E. C. Reed E. Frazier C. H. King T. P. Ridley . O. Giles C. M. Lockhart E. D. Sager B. Goodall R. F. Marston A. M. Sargent . B. Hankins E. R. Massie R. A. Smith B. Hannah M. M. Menefee W. E. Trimble W. M. Wilson G. M. Walker M. F. Sewall W. R. Thompson S. M. Walker H. B. ' Arrs F. T. ' est S. A. West W. K. White J. C. ' 00L S. B. Stewart W. K. Vauchan, Jr. ■ ' tiiMiircjiiMiirciiirck li OFFICERS C COMPANY 196 .rioiiitciii -c iifciiii l 1 1 Company C Cadet Officers T c ' EST ..... C ' aptain W. E. itenant R. W. Black .... Garreit . . . . Second Lirulrtuuil F. B. Harrington- . . First Lie SrionJ Lieutenant F. E. Nabers Sergeants First Senjcant J. H.B. Peay (Q.M.) N. T. Joyner L. P. Thomas W. R. Moss E. C. Haxks 0. J. Martyn Corporals J. Biggs J. V. MOFFITT G. B. Field A. S. Britt, Jr. C. ]. Swank G. Metcalfe J. W. Powell W. S. Drake, Jr. T. H. Barns R. Fleet G. H. KiLGARTNER Privates First Class A. BOOGHER M. C. GlLLEN- C. S. KuMP J. C. Miller 1 " . R. Ragland G. W. Day A. FULKERSON W S. Griffin T. T. Li j. H. Nichols T. M. Robertson ' T. F. King A. H. McDowell L. T. Preston V. C. YOUN ' GBLOOD Secon l Class F. I.. Carpenter R. C. Earle J. J. Kellam H. C. LuM y. D. Nichols T. C. Carpenter W C. French H. C. Kerlin W. E. McMann J. y. SU.MMERLIX F. H. Dkwey L. C. Goode T. F. Lancben Third Class E. P. Montgo.mer T. T. Adams A. F. Black J. C. Henry C. D. Larus V. C. Taylor D. J. Batte W. W. Bell S. M. Gfroerer C. R. Holtzclaw G. Q. Polk I,. C. Thompson C. W. Ham H. B. Howard H. L. Smith R. G. Witman E. Jones Fourth Class V. T. Adkins s. M. Dunlap F. A. Kearney L. F. Roberts W. G. Talmax J. H. Blair W. R. Chilton- . G. Forsyth E 0. L. KiMBROUGH V. H. RorABAUGH J. G. 1 IXSLEY R T. Frothingham R. W. Marshall G. M. Ryland F. H. iRAPNELL R. H. Curtis E S. GORDOX J. T. Mitchell T. B. Se.ay J. H. Trousdale R. C. Derbyshire R T. Hall F. W. Morrill A. G. Shirley " S. E. Tucker G. S. Dewey A M. Harrison H. T. Nicholas R. H. Skellie R. E. WlXFREE D. F. Dowdy F L. Hart C. D. Pullman W. R. Spann T. Wynn OFFICERS D COMPANY 198 r- " ' i-L - w :u i c c TTTi mr 1 ifj lYi m ' Company ' E Cadet Officers ' " A. R. GlESEN . . Captain C. M. Woodbury . . . Srcond Lieutenant F. Barkus , . . . Firsi Li cutenant W. H Old First Sergrant Second Lieutenant J. L. MiNTER Sergeants A. Roberts (Q.M.) H. C. Philpoit L. B. Hatcher M. Folkes R. A. Wright S. H. DUERSON Corporals P. D. Fox J. B. Burks P. W. Jones S. J. Robinson E. T. Cason T. L. Scott J. P. Read R. S. Beckham L. C. Blanchard Privates First Class J. J. Kohout P. A. McCray E. E. Barksdale J. 0. Couch H. T. Hopewell W. L. Renn W. Wood F. E. Clements S. H. Franklin J. Q. Marchant E. F. Robbins W. A. ' oodward W. E. HOBBS W. A. Read Second Class C. J. Tai R. F. Brewer R. B. Grubbs H. K. Moss T. J. SchwinehartW. A. Wellborn W. H. Flanagan- J. L. JOHENNINC A. R. Payne P. T. Seaborn H. C. Wesson D. Green B. A. Myers K. D. Pratt Third Class P. V. Spooner J. W. Young J. B. Adams L. A. Davis F. H. Hanna L. M. Porter J. A. Renne L. R. Andrews N. A. Garcia O. L. Hillsman A. R. Powell W. T. Sanders J. F. Daly J. S. Gilliam 0. T. McIntosh A. A. McKethan Fourth Class R. R. Read J. y. Woods J. R. Adams H. D. Duppstadt G. B. Johnson R. S. Robertson H. L. Walker J. W. Brown R. A. Fitch C. M. Lee L. B. Sholars R. G. Wallace R. C. Calfee A. H. Frazer A. C. McGlFFORT S. S. Scott, Tr- B. H. Warren G. C. Causey W. A. Harris J. B. Madison R. P. Si EDGE W. E. Wheless B. S. Clark R. C. Howard W. E. Morgan J. W. Stirni I. M. Wiley A. J. Davis A. J. Johenninc H. V. MOSBY T. Strincfield " C. L. Wills J. H. Duer G. S. Johns A. C. Newton K. C. Rice A. J. Terrill H. A. Wise scIlltcV -A ; ( K .iMiifoiiikJiiyo iiifojiii ........ , ,.__i iiit ' M i i I r iiii V ompany r Cadet Officers H. W . Morgan-, Jr Captain L. C. Thornhill . . . . Second Lieutenant G. J- Hales . . . . . . First Lieutenant M. T. W. T. Talman D Fii ECKER . . . ' St Seri eanI . Second Lieutenant Sergeaxts E. w, , McGlone (Q.M.) A. J. Barnes R. E. Rholeder T. F. Thompson R. A. Herron J. B. Watson Corporals A. M . Hawkins V. F. Hope V. B. EUBANKS W . A. Sheperd J. A. McEwan J. T. Brodnax A. P. Grow C. M. A. Rogers c. a. woodrum Privates First Class J. P. Everett " R. Mitchell, Jr. W . L . Ambrose W. B. LOCKWOOD H. T. Long E. T. Rucker G. H. Shield C. N. Ballenger J. C. LOKTIN K. O ' Berry K. A. Rugh H. P. M ' h:te 0. VV . Gfroerer Second Class C. E. Wightman, Jr J- P. Cooper, Jr. T. G. Ernest, Jr. G. G. Ketch UM B. L. Milton L. P. Nelson E. H. Daniei, " W. J. Hull S. C. Liang C. Nelson H. H. Staudt H, . C. . Draper Thinl Class W. B. TiMEERLAKK K. V . Chapman S. F. Karman C. J. Walker C. D. North E. B. Whiteside I. F. Gray, III D. B. McKenzie J. 1 " Walker, Jr. G. S. Parker E. H. Williamson F. H. Grimes Fourth Class T. M. Zeledon D. H. Armstrong D. W. Bun C. F. Harrison A. S McCOWAN T. W. Richardson E. L. AsHCkOFT J. R. T. CarmichaelT. E. Howell H. P. Mateer E. D. Romm E. D. Badgett J. H. Carrico L. M. JOCOBIE A. B. Mitchell J. J. Sheahan C W . Bailey R. F. Dunn F. E. Johnson M. , M. Mills N. Smith R. N. Baker E. C. (Jatewood W. W. Jones, Jr. C. P. Morgan C. E. Tyler R. L. Beamon I. H. Gardiner, ] R.E. L. Langhorn G. A. Mundy T. R. Whitney W . ' . Blocker j. T. Hardy R. E. Leach G. A. Pace H. P. Williams J. C. Brewer B. T. Hargrave V. A. McColloughJ. R. Parkhill M. J. Wilson J. T. Brugh T. A. WOOTERS I I IIIMII rc iHu..:,.. i jompany .p„ G. M. Walker, Jr. W. G. MORREL . . J. D. Winter (Q.M.) V. B. c;row w L. G. Chadvvick 13. M. M. Jackson J. H. Kenvon K. Gordon " T. Smith R. Eppes R. W. HUTTON G D. Hanger A. McIVER M Bellamv G L. Fenton A. W. Browning L. GiLLlS G W. Blrkht R. C. Hanna C. W. Dabnev C. G. Berkeley M Gillespie J. R. Booton E. L. Gold W . H. Burgess W . E. Jenkins c. P. Blackley R. S. Crider J. H. Brower E. E. Ferrel M M. Brown H C. Ford J. W. BURGARI) R. E. Fort S. D. Cole c;. B. Giles E. S. Cole R. 0. Garrett J- L. Costella D. H. Hamner G. C. Scott J. Johnson Cadet Officers Captain R C. Marshall .... Second LicutcnanI . . First Lieutenant F. H. Frost Second Lieutenant L. G. Walker First Sere cant Sergeants G. P. Frazer p. J. Hunter W. O. Fowler Corporals L. B. Hewlett N. M. Moore A. v. Jones Privates First Class F. B. Markle C. M. Shepperson L. L. Montague W. N. Tho.vipson Second Class E. H. Haynes R. L. Miller C. C. Hvait C. R. Rodwell E. C. Johnson E. H. Schweibert J. W. McDowell Third Class A. C. Jones R. L. Payne R. B. Learv a. Rudasill R. F. Lewis W. T. Saunders S. E. McCrary Fourth Class S. T. Hanger W. B. Dunbar C. H. Ha ASF G. T. Ward G. R. New.vian A. W. Wagner R. C. Wellford J. Stuart White W. C. Whittle A. D. Thomas F. M. Williams A. C. White.more E. S. Maithews J. F. HiNTERNHOFF E. L. MATTHEWS W. W. HoLLOWELL C. K. Mallory R. G. Hughes A. R. Moses C. G. King J. L. O ' Brien B. S. Leavell E. G. Pa.xton E. M. Pulliam R. D. Schmitz F. A. Tyler H. E. Wallace C. C. Ward ' . R. ' atkins R. E. Wilson ,, •.• • .;:-f. yy • v BATTALION STAFF Tactical Officers Major Richard S. Dodson U. S. Field Artillery Professor of Military Science and Tactics — CommandanI of Cadets Captain Medford G. Ramey Supervising Company " D " Captain James Leigh Sims Supervising Company " F " Captain James A. Mitchell Supervising Company " . " Captain John S. Jamison, Jr. Supervising Company " £ " ' Captain Paul Estil Caldwell Supervising Company " C " Captain Daniel D. AIgses, Jr. Tactical Officer Captain Theodore Aigust Klein Tactical Officer Captain Robert H. Knox, Jr. Supervising Company " B " Captain Jesse W. Caldwell Tactical Officer Captain John James Delaney Tactical Officer 205 11 T. P. Fui.i.ii.ovE PrcsLirnI Miss Makiiia JriNKS Sponsor Tne O. G. s Association Somewhere in the pages of Romance an aged prime minister blinked tear-filled eyes and said to a young imposter, " God does not always make the best man king. " Every real, great, and strong structure has some hidden foundation upon which it stands — at V. M. I. it is the O. G. ' s Association. Bed rock that it is, it is submerged in the very soul of the Institute and quietly and unassumingly exerts its influence. To this association belong three-fourths of the First Class, and since the First Class rules, this is the real power. It is not a disintegrating factor in the class, but a joining one. The ever iron bonds of fel- lowship that exist only between classmates in the Virginia Military Institute are even more firmly welded by the link of " fellow O. G. " ; it is the link that is forged by four years of " gun toting " and tempered by a supreme culmination, the greatest event in any class ' history — the " O. G. ' s Banquet. " This ancient and revered " Order of the Bare Sleeves " date:; back to time immemorial. It embraces those who care not for the glamour of outside glory, but who are satisfied in doing their duty and exerting their power without honor save that of maintaining a better Corps and striving for a Greater V. M. I. The organization of the 1928 officers of the Guard consists of Cadet T. P. Fullilove of Shreveport, La., as president; Cadet W. S. Griffin of Portsmouth, Va., as vice-pre_;ident ; Cadet E. T. Rucker of Charleston, W. Va., as secretary-treasurer; and Cadet K. O ' Berry of Tampa, Fla., as sergeant at arms. These men from four different states were elected to repre- sent their organization, and in them the O. G. ' s have found incomparable leaders, who have placed the revered order in it-, rightful place in the government of barracks. The song of our life in the grey-clad battalion is fast ending but the melody of companion- ship shall linger on. The most beautiful expression that life can hold between men is the hearty grip of a classmate, and next to it is the tempered and tested bond of " Fellow O. G. " And once again — " God does not at-zcays make the best man kinij. " 207 I H -1 i Regular Army Officers DcttiUcil hy Cnvcniincnt as R. O. T . (J. Instructors Major Richard S. Dodson " , V. S. Field Artillery Professor of Military Science and Tactics — Commandant of Cadets Captain Catesbv C. Jones, U. S. Cavalry .IssistanI I ' rofessor of Military Science and Tactics — Senior Instructor in Ca-valry Captain Kent C. Lambert, V. S. Cavalry .IssistanI Professor of Military Science and Tactics — Assistant Instructor in Cavalry Captain Roy C. Moore, U. S. Field Artillery Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics — Senior Instructor in Field Artillery Captain Frederick W. Adams, V. S. Infantry Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics — Senior Instructor in Infantry Captain Theodore P. Heap, I " . S. Infantry Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics — Assistant Instructor in Infantry First Lieutenant Henrv W. Hoi.t, V. S. Field Artillery Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics — Assistant Instructor in Field Artillery First Lieutenant Marion Echoes, V. S. Field Artillery Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics — Assistant Instructor in Field Artillery First Lieutenant John W. Morei.and, V. S. Corps of Engineers Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics — Senior Instructor in Military Eneiineerinij f. : ,w -ii ._ ' Tke Reserve Officers Training Corps The National Defense Act of 1920 divided the I ' nited States Army into three component parts: the Regular Army, the National Guard, and the Organized Reserves; a further pro- vision was made for the establishment of the Reserve Officers ' Training Corps in the colleges and universities of our country to act as a feeder to the Officers ' Reserve Corps. In accordance with this Act, four R. O. T. C. units were established at V. M. I.: Cavalry, Artillery, Engineers, and Infantry. The work of the R. O. T. C. ia no new tiling for ' . M. I., as it has been going on since the foundation of our institution in 1839, as evidenced by the brilliant records of V. M. I. men as officers in four wars: the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and the World War. V. M. I. has always combined that military training so valuable to the develop- ment of leadership with thq academic work of the college. Its sons have many t ' mes covered themselves and their Alma Mater with glory in battles, to say nothing of the fact that they have been outstanding in the civil pursuits of life. They are to be found as leaders among engineers, at the bar, in the legislative halls, and in other civil occupations. V. M. I. has always been essentially a Reserve Officers ' Training School. The establishment of the R. O. T. C. units brought with it the detailing of army officers as instructors and the furnishing of equipment which had heretofore been lacking. At present there are nine army officers detailed here, the senior acting as Commandant of Cadets. The War Department also provides horses and equipment for a troop of cavalry, horses, guns and equipment for a battery of artillery, and equipment for the engineers and infantry. The R. O. T. C. work consists of a four-year course, at the completion of which each man receives a commission as sec ond lieutenant in the reserves in that particular branch of the serv- ice for which he has studied, and he is assigned to a specific organization of the Organized Re- serves. At the end of the third year at the Institute a six weeks training camp is attended, where further instruction is provided. It is to be retnembered that the R. O. T. C. at ' . M I. is ini ' uicniat; that the training for which V. M. I. has long been noted — the training of leadership, foresight, initiative, persistence, integrit , the sense of democracy, of obligation and performance of duty — is the result of the customs, traditions and lite in barracks. It is individuallv V. M. I. G.ARRISOX RE ' I£ V 209 ■I 4 amp MeaJf Came the dawn, as our Holly- wood contemporaries have it, and the V. M. I. Infantry topped a sand dune and gazed with awe-inspired rapture upon Camp Meade. It ap- peared at first to be a second Fort Zinderneuf tucked away in the Sahara, and after five weeks so- journ it still appeared the same way. The first word of welcome vas a rousing " Hokie " from V. P. I. and it sounded like heaven to the weary crew. Pals we began and pals we remained with our friendly rivals during the ensuing weeks. An insult offered to one brought both gangs d( ii nii :in rstcnded neck simultaneously. Company " B " was not only distinguished but famous. The whole camp talked about it. The slogan at headquarters was " as usual " — if anything out of the ordinary ever happened the blame was placed upon us even before an investigation was made. Hardships came and hardships went, but they always left Company " B " smiling. Meade was kaleidoscopic with its " ups and downs. " There were the days on the range with a scorching sun just above head that seemed to increase its heat as the weary hours dragged by. Those were the times when the parched Keydets tramped the interminable miles back to camp — weary, yet always whistling. And then a shower and off for the " Kit-Kat, " " Rio Rita, " or " Tubby ' s. " The cool nights with sobbing saxophones and laugh- ing girls erased the cares of the day — and such it was that made the burning sands habitable. Apart from the military drudgery, life was made bearable by Baltimore and Doc Adams. Too much cannot be said about Doc. He daddied the V. M. I. crew as if they were his very own, and his hospitable doors were always wide open to us. Mention should be made, too, when speaking of the bright spots of camp, of Sergeant " Spud " Mashburne, who scolded and nursed his erratic and dynamic Keydet charges with a kindness that will never be forgotten. " Sarg " put up with a great deal, but won the affection and respect of the entire outfit by his open-hearted friendliness. In the officers too, we found men to be admired. Soldiers, every inch of them, and gentlemen we were proud to serve under. As a fitting close to this sum- mary nf nur camp life, let us pay a tribute to Doc Adams for his gen- erous kindness to us all; to Captain Heap for his advice and assistance in getting us out of trouble; to the prep school boys who worked side bv side with us; to the boys from P. M. C. ho called us " friends " ; and to ' . P. I. who fought for u- and with us and in hom we found comrades such as are a pleasure to have. M mwm- WML . . _ iJJ.-i-._AiJJi Fort Myer At dusk on the evening of June 17th, ' 28 ' s Cavalry unit ' ' trotted " into Fort Myer via Puddle Jumpers, Leaping Lenas, Cut Downs, and New Model Town Cars, as the case might have been; following a mode of travel which had been established by R. O. T. C. units which had preceded us. Even the memories of the greatest Final Ball in the South were forgotten as the patronizers of " Hay-Burners " entered upon their six weeks of camp life at one of the best cavalry posts in the country. Rejuvenated uniforms were tailored for us while we waited, but we made the best of the awk.vard appearances caused by numbers of misfits; at the same time " doing our stuff " and turning out a good Cavalry unit. A person possessed of the most vivid imagination could never conceive of the duties imposed upon us; kitchen police, guard duty, and drill were a few of the lighter, but we promptly forgot our troubles as soon as they were over. There were facilities on the post for such sports as tennis, volley ball and baseball, but in popularity the ancient game of " horseshoes " was second to none, and when the six weeks were over, there were few of us who were not quite good at the game. After that glorious week-end of July the Fourth, we settled down to real work in prepara- tion for the trip to Pohick, where we demonstrated our ability on the Rifle Range. We will not try to locate this place; let it suffice to say that it lies somewhere in the desolate wilderness of Virginia. In spite of the sultry heat and mosquitoes, which were the size of aeroplanes, the whole bunch had a good time. We admit, though, that the return to Fort Myer was anticipated with pleasure, as Pohick made the Post seem like a real, sure-enough summer resort. The social side was featured by our dances on the post and trips to Washington and Balti- more, either to give some fair damsel of the National Capital or some charming Baltimorean a real treat. But the real social events of the Boat Club, and many an " Old Yell for ' 28 progress of the dance. ■r were the weekly dances of the Alexandria heard on the floor of that club during the Finally, as the six weeks had worked played durin; is always the case, ::ame to an end. We while we worked. ; our playtime, and had tried to make a good record for ' 28 and the Institute, as well as to please those officers who so ably instructed us. On July 28th " un- saddle " and " groom " was heard for the last time at Ft. Myer. As the remnants of our conveyances moved slowly out of camp and turned homeward, " farewell " was said by all until the opening of school in September. Fort Bragg •■V. M. I.— ' 28 of Fayetteville, The morninK su bright new colors a hundred feet " read the citizens North Carolina. 11 flashed on the of the inscription, ibove ground, on and c;inip :il H the water tank of the little town. They smiled and said, " The V. M. I. R. O. T. C. boys probably left camp this morning. " Hilt that is beginning at the end- ing of the Artillery ' s stay at Fort Hragg. Early in the morning of June the seventeenth, thirty- ix members of the good old class grabbed their ime went by train; many follow ed in the caravan of rejuvenated cars. At twelve that day toasts were made, to celebrate our release from pledge, with milk shakes (?). Seventeen stayed at Rocky Mount that night. The trip to Fayetteville was made complete the next morning. We were new to Fayetteville and it was new to us. We soon " lived and learned. " The residents were always very nice to us and the country club was ours. Soon enough the Key- dets met all the calics. At first the " Raleigh Bus, " with the lights on the fenders, was pre- ferred, but it wasn ' t long before we found that there were other nice cars in town. It might be added here that our favorite " filling stations " were Horn ' s and " Little Eva ' s. " Our officers in charge were just as we imagined that they should be. " Square Deal, " Pierre, Pat, Dick, and Collins were real members. Drill begaii at seven and lasted till eleven. The rest of the time belonged to us. Much happened in those four hours, six days a week for six weeks. Our horses became dependent and nearly parasites since we manicured them, fed them, combed their hair (much more than our own), and even blew their noses. Several times, however. Sergeant Champion, with a voice like the bellow of a bull coming home from a six weeks ' trip was heard to command, " Turn that saddle around. What the hell did YOU do last night? " Seven men have been lost since courts. Of course the champions o Corporal Gib:on. Also they were the only ones left in camp on the week-end of the fourth of July. Ev- eryone else sold out for ' irgiiu:i Beach and Wrightsville, vhere of course a large time was had by all. At Virginia Beach, a large rcunimi was held with the V. M. 1. bovs from other camps. Camp life was fine — pan of e - ery man ' s education. We wouldn ' t mind doing some of it over again. Some, however, would want their stay in the immediate icinity a little less compulsory. ve left camp, ha iiig lallen in the horseshoe pitching were the victii: holes on our horseshoe IS of the conscience of will W U ' 4k . ■m . Fort Humphreys And so ended the Final Ball with the hooiii of the evening gun; and so began our journey to camp with the clank-clank-rattle of our miscellaneous assortment of chassis, bodies, wheels, and engines(?). We, of the Engineers, rambled along the highway until confronted by a massive entrance topped by the sign reading, " Fort Humphreys, ' . S. Engineers. " Here we were to remain for the succeeding six weeks. On becoming oriented we found ourselves about ten miles South of A ' exandria, Virginia, and some twenty miles south of Washington, D. ( ' . We believe that ours was the best camp, as we had barracks in which to stay, and our food wa;. excellent — compared, of course, tn that of our menu for the preceding nine months. Sand was scarce and trees were plentiful. Our military training consisted of infantry drill and setting-up exercises in the early morn- ing, and during the day we had prescribed courses in bridge-building, pistol marksmanship, demolitions, fortifications, and equitation. The day was a most hazy time for most of us, and every spare moment was spent sleeping. However, we all remember that we did go through the above training. Recreation was afforded the majority of us by pitching horseshoes. Others participated in swimming, baseball, and golf. We boast of having " Chink " Shepperson and " Mac " Mclver on the R. O. T. C. ball team. Sociallv, we did well. There were dances on the Post for the R. O. T. C, aside from those at the Boat Club in Alexandria and the night clubs of the Capital City. Here, again, the Engineers showed their prowess by having several of their number leave, or almost leave, broken hearts in Washington and nearby Virginia. Our barrack-mates were from West Virginia, Penn State, and two from Illinois State. We found them a congenial bunch, and many friend, hips were formed with the Mountaineers and the Lions of Penn. We cannot overlook our friendly enemies of V. P. I. Though in separate barracks this year, our ties of friendship were strong as ever, and ' . M. I. and V. P. I. were together much of the time. Saving the best for the last, V. M . I. was commended for its con- duct during camp. And still better, of the ten distinguished men in camp " Hunky " Harrington headed the list, while Nelson Higgins was a close runner-up. zm: jmM Ji M. : DRESS PARADE CAVALRY SABER CHARGE SOME EVENTS AT FINALS 214 s ATHLETICS m To Our Atkletes OO IVIANY WORDS of praise cannot be showered on our athletes. They are responsible for the larger part of the perpetuation of the " Spirit of V. M. I. " The men who take part in athletics at V. M. I. deprive themselves of practicallj ' all of their spare time and gladly give all they have for their Alma Mater. Due to our very heavy schedule, little time is available in which to practice, but from the looks of our teams we are sure this time is used to the best ad- vantage. Playing under the Southern Conference rules, we have only around three hundred and fifty men from which to pick the teams, but this fact is rarely considered when we are up against teams from schools six and eight times our size. With an undaunted spirit our warriors take the field to FIGHT from start finish. To play the game fairly and squarely is always foremost in their minds, and the reputation of " the clean athletes of V. M. I. " is unsurpassed. They care not whether they win or lose, but only how they played the game. In barracks our athletes cannot be distinguished from the other men. Though they hold the world in their hands, they never take advantage of their popularity gained in combat. They make some of the best officers in the Corps, even though they do exist under greater hardships. As long as we have men of the same high character and man- hood as our past athletes, ' . M. I. shall never fail to put a team on the field of which an alumnus will not be justly proud. They will always " carry on " and do their part in the realization of our Greater V. M. I. imCTTT??? ' ■)ll[cl||Mll[eJlirc1lltdllfcllltcYf I 9 COACHING STAFF 2l8 . .il.illMHre11|fcj||MII - " il ' -AIIL Jlir-Jiii FOOTBALL • ■ " " :iHllkJllifc liyc fii. Varsity Football, 1927 The Flying Squadron closed its 1927 season with a record of six games won and four lost. The Big Team fought its hardest to the last whistle in every game. The players deserved all of the glory heaped upon them, for they did their best, which is all that anyone asks. Opening with a 37-0 victory over Wofford College on Alumni Field, the Squad- ron showed up exceptionally well and gave bright prospects for a good season. Line plunges for long gains by Nabers and Barnes featured this game, while Woodbury and Grow were stars in the line. The following week the Cadets whitewashed Richmond to the tune of 22-0. Con- sistent gains for V. M. I. on the exchange of punts put the ball within scoring dis- tance several times. Nabers scored twice for the Cadets, and to Barnes goes the credit of the other touchdown. The running back of punts by Hawkins was sensational. Mondy in the line, and Nabers, Barnes, and Hawkins may be counted among the stars. The Golden Tornado of Georgia Tech defeated V. M. I. 7-0 in Atlanta. The Cadets played their best of the season in this game, and for a long time it looked as if the outcome would be in their favor. However, they lacked the reserve strength and were unable to cope with the many substitutions made by Tech. Ab Barnes was the sensational star, while Thornhill and Rugh were outstanding in the line. Following the Georgia Tech game, Barnes, Nabers, IcCray, and Thornhill scored to defeat Roanoke 32-0. It was wonderful revenge for the defeat handed the over-confident Cadets last year in the hands of this very same team. After a com- fortable score had been rolled up the regulars were replaced by the second string men, who continued to stack up the points. Nabers, Barnes, Biggs, Mondy, Thornhill, and Moss were the shining lights of this game. 221 ■I- v ' V NABERS 7 Virginia handed the Cadets their second defeat of the season when, on Lambeth Field, they piled up 13 points and allowed the Squadron oiily 8. It was a most exciting game, and the Cadets seemed to be sure winners when they had the ball on Virginia ' s 2-foot line with three downs in which to push it over, but as fate would have it, the half ended at this moment. Virginia ' s victory is due to her very accurate and versatile passing attack. The loss of O ' Berry, who was hurt early in the second quarter, was greatly felt by the line. Mondy and Thornhill were the line stars in this, their last game against our ancient ri als, while Barnes again held down the honors in the backfield. Playing our first game against Alarylan many years, the team went down to a 10-6 defeat. It was in this game that Barnes received the in- juries which kept him out of several games fol- lowing and which killed his al- most certain chance as an All- Southern back. The Cadets certainly outplaced the C)l • " !•»■ ■2I.r:- " =!r ' {ffiQNav ' f Liners, making ten first downs to their four, but it is the final score that counts. Nabers, Barnes, and Mondy again played stellar foot- ball for the Big Team. With the thought of two defeats still fresh in their minds, the Cadets turned the tide on Davidson for a 20-0 victory. When Barnes was hurt in the first quarter things looked blue for the Squadron, but Holtzclaw very ably filled his place. Hawkins furnished all the ex- citement with his broken-field running. Line plunges and wide end runs accounted for most of the Cadet gains. Nabers, Harner, Hawk- ins, Mondy, and Hewlett were the stars. Carolina bowed to V. M. L 7-0 on Alumni Field before a large crowd of visiting alumni here for Homecoming Day. It was a hard fought game and its outcome was undecided until the last quarter when Hewlett blocked a punt which was scooped up by Rugh, who raced 10 yards for a touchdown. Se - ' QFROERERj- eral injuries resulted from this game, Nabers being put out for the rest of the season. Nab- ers, Barnes, Mondy, and Hewlett showed up best in this game. A team suffering from the injuries re- ceived in the Carolina game, journeyed to Charleston to meet Kentucky, who came out on the large end of a 25-0 score. With Mondy, Nabers, and Barnes out of the game the Cadets put up a hard fight, but could not cope with the brilliant charges of a Ford, who gained a total of 248 yards against V. M. I. Chadwick was the most consistent player in the line, while Harner and Carney were the best ground gainers. " Cam " Cameron, sport- ing editor of the Charleston Daily IVIail, com- mented on the game as follows: " The boys from V. M. I. being perfect gentlemen, will offer no alibi, give no excuse. They admit defeat like men. But it BURGESS? I can offer a grand alibi for them. They were without the services of three star play- ers, Mondy, Nabers and Barnes. I cannot help but think that the outcome would have been different had these three men been in the game. " As a crowning feat in a successful season the Flying Squadron took the Tech (job- blers into camp for a 12-9 victoiT. Xabers and Barnes were out of this game also, but the rest of the team succeeded in makinsr up for their loss. Mr. Peake of Tech fur- nished many thrills during the game, but his attempts to score were effectively muz- zled. When Captain Shep Mondy grabbed a fumble and ran 42 yards for a touchdown nothing could keep the Big Team from coming through. Later Hawk- ins snatched in a pass for the other counter and then intentionally gave Tech a safety to protect our goal. All of our scoring came in the final quarter, so one can imagine the excitement which reigned supreme. For the First Classmen who ended their football careers there could be no finer end- ing than to defeat V. P. I. Men, you have given your all for V. M. I., and be assured that it was fully appreciated. Vacancies left by you will be hard to fill next year, but we know your spirit will be always with the Big Team. The following men were awarded mono- grams at the end of the season : Capt. Shep Mondy, Capt.-Elect Barnes, O ' Berry, Thorn- hill, Rugh, Nabers, Moss, Hawkins, Scott, Chadwick, Carney, Holtzclaw, Harner, Hew- lett, Haase, McCray, Moody, and Adams. Barnes was selected to lead the team during the 1928 season. Good luck, Ab, old boy. Football Trips On October 15, 1927, the entire Corps entrained to journey to Charlottesville in order that they could support the hard-fighting Flying Squadron against the Cavaliers. Arriving at the I ' niversitv about eleven o ' clock, the battalion marched to the Court House to be present at the unveiling of a statue of General Lee. After the ceremony they were dismissed until the game formation. All of the Keydets enjoyed the trip, for many friends and relatives were on hand to take this opportunity to pay them a short visit. Thanksgiving Day found the Corps ready to make the customary trip to Roanoke. This is the most gala event of the year, so far as football is concerned, and to down ' . P. I. in this annual classic is the desire of every Keydet, young or old. The day was rather warm for such a hard game, but this did not daunt the spirit in the least. The First Class attended a banquet given in their honor by the Senior Class of V. P. I. Many old friendships were renewed and new ones made. Memories of camp days were brought back to all. The presence of friends and relatives again created much interest. A large Military Ball at the Auditorium furnished the entertainment after the game, and it was greatly enjoyed by all. !l r llfcllltcjlircjlltc)... ' i 228 E:± -.,„.. -.-|rc l[MllHlli. . ,..., ,.. ' ;!i ? i? 13 " Rat " Football 1927 53 HE first call for football " Rats " was answered this year by 165 eager as- i " ! jiirants for the Baby Squadron. At the end of two weeks the squad was cut to seventy men, who were on the receiving end of many hard knocks throughout the rest of the season. The question of picking a " Rat " team is one that requires much delib- eration on the part of the coaches, and we find in Major Heflin and Captain Caldwell two men very well suited for this task. Their great job is, besides putting out a win- ning team, to develop men for future varsity positions, this in itself requiring much forethought. The " Rats " opened their season with a victory over Greenbrier IVIilitary Academy at Lewisburg, West Virginia. It was a rough game and marred by penalties through- out. The end of the first half found the " Rats " on the short end of a 13 to 6 score. They came back strong at the end of the second half to change the score to 18 to 13 for a win. The next week-end a strong freshman team from Virginia was entertained on Alumni Field. The ball see-sawed up and down the field throughout the entire game, neither team seeming able to score. A blocked kick in the last few minutes of the game was recovered by a Virginia tackle who ran eight yards for a touchdown. Vir- ginia failed to add the extra point, and the game ended here with the score 6 to o in favor of Virginia. On October 22 the " Rats " journeyed to Raleigh and gave battle to a strong team from North Carolina State. The teams were quite evenly matched, and several times during the conflict they each had the ball within scoring range but it failed to cross the goal line. The game ended in a o to O tie, with Dunn, Langhorn, and Fowler the shining lights for the Keydets. The following week the " Rats " defeated a much heavier team from the University of Maryland to the tune of a 24 to 7 score. Though greatly outweighed, the baby Cadets showed superior training and had no trouble in completing pass after pass to pile up this score. Williams, with his accurate passing and sensational 45-yard run, was the star of the game. On November 11 the V. P. I. Freshmen handed the " Rats " their worst defeat of the season. Experience and greater weight proved to be too much for the squadron, for it suffered a 54 to 7 defeat. The first half ended with a 28 to o score, but the " Rats " were still fighting with an undying spirit. They were unable to stop the pow- erful drives of Owens and Spears, who continued to add points at every opportunity. Toward the end of the third quarter a series of passes by Williams gave V. M. I. their only touchdown. Captain Dunn was unable to play in this game on account of ill- ness. Williams, Childress and Crider in the backfield, and Rochelle and Wender in the line were the stars for the Institute. Next year will no doubt find several of this hard fighting team on the varsity. In the line, Rochelle, Wender, Wooters and Chapman will give someone a hard fight for a berth on the Big Team, while Captain Dunn, Childress, Crider, Langhorn and Williams will furnish good pickings for the backfield. Much credit is due also to those who helped whip the first team into shape — the Scrubs. They fight the whole year without any glory, but what would the team be without them? V. M. I. Sfirit Oh. clear the icay, I ' . M. I. is out today. We ' re here to icin this game ; Our team icill bring us fame. In Alma Mater ' s name : For though the odds be against us ive ' ll not care. You ' ll see us fight the same, Alicays the same old Spirit, And ive ' ll triumph once again; And though defeat seems certain, it ' s the same uith 1 Our battle cry is " Never, Never Die! " M. I. CHORUS For ivhen our line starts to iveaken. our backs fail to gain; Our ends are so crippled, to ivin seems in vain; Then the Corps roots the loudest; ive ' ll yet ivin the day; The team it will rally and " Fight! " " Fight! " " Fight! " We ' ll gain through the lines and ive ' ll circle the ends, Old Red, White, and Yelloiv ivill triumph again, The Keydets will fight ' em and never say die. That ' s the Spirit of V. M. I. a ..-jIMIIMIIMllMllt-., 1 BASKETBALL n i I 1 -)iuciiitcjiikiiitciiikiiii ' cv i rci i i-mc ' nm ii.L. Mrs. H. C. Frost S ' Oitsor F. H. Frost Ca iin Varsity Basketball. 1928 The past basketball season was quite an improvement over that of last year. Fac- ing a much harder schedule than before, the boys got down to hard work early in the season, and it brought results. The team was made up of experienced men from last year ' s squad, and " Bill " Raftery had lots of new tricks for them. The new system of passing was one which constantly kept their opponents guessing. The Keydets had an easy job in taking the opening game from Bridgewater Col- lege, 45 to 28. Excellent team work and shots from almost any place on the floor featured the game. The prospects for a successful season looked mighty good. This victory was soon followed by another display of good basketball when the Flying Squadron took an exciting game from Alabama, with a score of 29 to 18. This was the first time V. M. I. has met Alabama in any sport, and the outcome of this game was rather encouraging. Both teams had lots of fight and this was de- clared the best game seen in these parts for many a day. Our winning streak couldn ' t hold out, and we were forced to drop the next game to Maryland, 23 to 35. Maryland had a well organized team, and the ac- curate shooting of the Old Liners was too much for the Cadets. Both teams were fast, and used a number of trick plays. The University of South Carolina, another new team on the schedule, downed the Squadron by a close score of 32 to 28. The score was tied with one minute to play, when a Gamecock for vard slipped through our defense and dropped the ball in TFirrr i % 9 6 WALKER i for the count of two points. In the meantime he had been fouled and after the final whistle had blown, he added two more points to the score. The following game was with the Medical College of Virginia. The team had decided to down lother Luck for the blow she had dealt them the week before, so with fire in their eyes they overcame the Medicos, 38 to 18. The size of the score is the best evidence of the type of game. The scrubs did well and added quite a few points to the score after they had replaced the varsity. Our first game with V . P. I. was in keep- ing with our other contests with our ancient rival, for we came out on the long end of a 35 to 22 score. Both teams displayed unusual sportsman- ship, and every minute of the game was hotly contested. Virginia turned the cards on the Keydets and sent them back to Lexington won- dering how the Orange and Blue had piled up 35 points while we got only 19. It was a battle royal from start to finish, though the score points otherwise. The game was well fought, and both teams deserve much credit for their work. Three days later we met Virginia again on our own court. Again we were doomed to disappointment, for the Cavaliers defeated the Flying Squadron, 18 to 28. At that, this was an improvement over the results of the other contest. The same type of basketball was displayed. N. C. State was our next ictim, and a hard and well-played game ended, V. M. I., 36; N. C. State, 29. State put a mighty good team on the floor, but they were 234 u--.iuc„|tc]|IHlltc lli ' oJII)fo llt . » y lj i.rULKERSON unable to find the basket, most of their shots going wild. Over half of their scoring was on fouls. Following the N. C. State game, V. M. I. downed Sewanee by the score of 44 to 2 1 . The game was rather slow and unin- teresting. Fouls by both teams were con- stantly traveling up and down the court, for a large part of the scoring. A strong team from the University of Georgia came to Lexington and defeated V. M. I., 47 to 36. This was another display of good basketball, and all spectators got their money ' s worth. The ball was con- stantly traveling up and down the court, both teams demonstrating their ability in the line of fast team work. To top off a successful season, the Flying Squadron again defeated V. P. I., this time 29 to II. That the Gobblers were handicapped by the absence of two of their star players, is a point in their favor. This game, though the last of the season, was by no means the least interesting. Both teams were constantly fighting and the brand of basketball was good. At the end of the Conference meet in Atlanta, where the Keydets were defeated, 46-37, by Georgia, the following men were awarded monograms: Captain Frost, Captain-Elect Harner, Fulkerson, A., Fulkerson, B., Mondy, Hewlett, Barnes, Mc- Glone. Frost, the two Fulkersons, and Mondy will be lost by graduation. ' ' Rat " Basketball, 1928 First call for the " Rat " basketeers was issued during the early part of our well- remembered quarantine. This early practice was merely to get an eye on the available material, since the Christmas furlough was to come before the regular season began. With about fifty men from which to pick the first string, Captain Caldwell had no easy job. Immediately upon return from the furlough, the boys got down to real work and m a short time a fair team was whipped into shape. This practice was for a period of one week before the opening game, and as a result of this lack of time, there were numerous changes in the lineup throughout the season. A victory over Shenandoah College opened the season. This was followed by a series of hard-fought games in which the " Rats " came out on the short end of the score. This is by no means indicative of their lack of ability or fighting spirit, for they possessed all of the essentials of a true V. M. I. team. Hard luck played an important role in the success of " Rat " basketball this year, for sickness and ineligibility were constant problems which confronted Coach Caldwell. Some of these men will no doubt furnish good material for the varsity next year. At forward, Childress, Brown and Brugh showed very good form, while Dunn at guard and center and Crider, also playing guard, were the shining lights on the de- fense. The Scores Are: V. M. I. ... 23 ; V. P. I. ... . 41 V. M. I. ... 35; Shenandoah College 33 V. M. I. . . . 22; S. M. A. . . . 42 V. M. I. . . . 21 ; Virginia .... 25 V. M. I. . . . 25; V. P. I. ... 29 V. M. I. . . . 22; Glass High . . zf, V. M. I. . . 13; Virginia ... 32 V. M. I. . . . 26; S. M. A. . . . 18 • J ' S i IIMdHIIMHIfc lDfdll, BASEBALL I 238 Varsity Baseball, 1927 The 1927 baseball season was no banner year, but some mighty good teams were downed. The club seriously regrets th; loss of the invaluable battery, " Cherry " Crockett and Dick Taylor, as well as " June " McCall, who did himself proud as a heavy hitter and " par excellent " initial sacker. " Ab " Barnes, who proved his worth both as a baseball player and leader, was chosen captain of the 1928 team. Unable to overcome a foin- run lead the Kaydets dropped the season ' s opener to Lynchburg College by a score of 6-10. Black and Gfrcerer made good showing with the bat. McCall slammed a homer. The next game, or rather, series, was split with the Big Red Team from Cornell, the Cadets nailing the opener by a 3-2 score, and losing the second in the unlucky ninth by a 7-13 score. In the first Nied had the Cornell boys at his mercy, outpitching Hakewessel by a safe margin. The second gam? pro ed an artillery duel in the field, the exact opposite from the first. About the most exciting game of the season was with out old ri al, V. P. I., losing after a battle of sixteen hard innings by a 7-2 score. For ele en innings the Techmen were held 2-2, but in the sixteenth, five Techmen crossed the plate. Bond. V. P. I., struck out thirteen men. In an extremely speedy game, the Keydets emerged on the big end of a 7-1 score MOORE B SMITH thus far for the season. HEWLETT over Richmond College. Crockett ' s superb pitching and squeeze play HI the seventh were outstanding features of the conflict. The Northern trip was not a success with regard to scores, but it brought out the fact that the team had learned the art of co- operation. In a swat-fest, featured by six home runs, the Quantico Marines swamped the Cadets 17-5. Fighting against the cold and sleet as well as the U. of Maryland, the Keydets were nosed out 3-0. Nied turned in his best mound record V. M. I. took Roanoke into camp with three runs to their two. Both teams had plenty of speed, but there were few sensational moments. Before a cannonading onslaught, the Keydets went down for a second time before the Quantico Alarines 7-0. Their professional brand of ball was too much. Battling against mud, cold and rain for the second time, the Keydets dropped their return game with V. P. I. by 21-7. The game was wild and loos;ly played by both clubs. Neither team could settle down to consistent playing, and heavy hitting on both sides combined with a number of errors caused the score to pil; up. In spite of losing the first game to Catholic L ' niver-ity. 3-1, the prosnects for 1928 are mighty good. Rucker, Gillespie and Boxley, with Hull and Day to back them up, are showing up fine in the box. Hewlett, Grow, Biggs and Sullivan are looking good in the infield, while Barnes and Scott are doing all that can be asked in the outfield. 240 r, f H KE GILLESPIE SCOTT ■ ROXLEY TALMAN • RUCKER BUALLT , On two successive days the V. , t % 1 M. I. sluggers got next to Cor- k C ■ 1 1 _A nell ' s pitchers, making them have a A. very uneasy time. The games were H ' hard fought, though, and we en- . K -i )K countered quite a bit of difficulty ' . nA, j " i in winning both, the scores being . J V2 and 6-5. Rucker showed up unusually well, and we certainly ■ H hope his arm will continue to hold up in this manner throughout the remainder of the season. BARNES CAPT; v! BELLAMY ...._, . .] ig28 Schedule Mardi s ' — Catholic UMVERSrrv Lexingioii April s — Cornell Lexington .1 fril 4 — Cornell Lexington April 6 — Syracuse Lexington April IJ — University of North Carolina Lexington April IS — University of Virginia Charlottesville April 20 — North Carolina State Raleigh April 31 — University of North Carolina Chapel Hill April 25 — Elon College Lexington April 28 — I ' niversity of Virginia Lexington May 2 — North Carolina State Lexington " y 3 — QuANTico Marines Lexington May 5 — V. P. I Blacksburg May (I — William and Mary Lexington May 12— V. P. I Lexington May 14 — QuANTico Marines Quantico May JS — I ' niversity of Maryland College Park, Md. May ig — University of Maryland Lexington ' ' Rat " Baseball, 1927 The " Rat " team had a fairly successful season, winning four games and tying one out of the eight played. The season opened with a win over Lynchburg High. Rain halted the game at the end of the fifth inning when the score was 8 to o. Boxley showed very good form in the box and Hull did the heavy hitting. The V. P. I. Freshmen tasted defeat to the tune of 5 to i on Alumni Field the following week. Consistent hitting by both teams and very few errors were the features of the game, with Boxley continuing his good work in the box. The return game with V. P. I. netted the " Rats " another victory. Boxley again undertook to puzzle the opposing sluggers with his " stuff " and was again successful, allowing only a few- scattered hits and a score of 4 to 2. The next game, with Shenandoah College, was lost 8 to 2. Gillespie ' s first trial in the box showed promising steam, but lack of control at intervals. This, together with the inability of the catcher to hold down the pitcher, accounted for the eight runs that were scored. Gillespie i.truck out nine men and got two hits. Hull also obtained two hits, one of them being a double. At A. M. A. the " Rats " dropped another game, this time by a 9 to 2 score. Lack of support vas the cause of the defeat, errors and loose playing appearing frequently. The most interesting game of the year was the game with S. M. A. At the end of the tenth inning the score was 6 to 6, and the game was called on account of darkness. Boxley did fine work for the first five innings and Gillespie continued in the same manner for the rest of the game, striking out twelve of fifteen men. Grow, with a home run and a single, and Biggs and Gillespie, with a single and double apiece, proved to be the hitters of the days. The return game with S. M. A. was turned into a defeat for the. " Rats " when a home run in the ninth inning broke a 3 to 3 tie and gave the game to thei team from Staunton. Gillespie again pitched and starred at the bat. The following week Oak Ridge Academy defeated the Cadets 10 to 2, The Carolina pitcher was too much for the " Rats, " striking out twenty of the twenty-seven men who went to the plate. Oak Ridge made five runs in the last inning. Boxley and Davidson did the pitching, while Biggs got a homer and a single. The " Rats " won over fifty per cent of the games, and except for the slump in the last three, the season was very successful. m 242 TRACK vr. HIMIIM I Trrvrnr, T. R. Ragland Mrs. F. D. Decker M. T. Decker Manager Sponsor Captain Varsity Track, 1927 The 1927 track team might well be called " the team that came back. " The track- sters won three out of the five meets they held, which was an improvement over the previous season, when every meet was lost. Major Reed had four letter men around which to build his team. Captain Yates in the javelin and dashes, Decker in both hurdles, Thornhill in the 440, and Old in the high jump and javelin, furnished a good nucleus for this team. Nabers, another letter man in the dashes and broad jump, was unable to work with the boys this year due to injuries received in football. These men were all sure point getters and showed up well throughout the season. From last year ' s " Rat " team came Walker, Upson, Pettyjohn, Winter and Johnson, all men of superior ability, who filled in the vacancies in fine order. Kelley, from last year ' s scrubs, displayed great improvement, and managed to take " Windy " White ' s place in the discus. The cinder-path men opened the season March 26 with a meet with Roanoke. V. M. I. almost doubled the score on the Salemites, it being 83 to 421 2- This was the first meet V. M. I. had won in several years, and it served to greatly increase the interest in track. A strong wind made all of the times slow. Walker was high point man with 13J 2 points, winning the high jump, low hurdles, a second in the high hurdles, and a tie for third in the pole vault. On April 9 the team set out for CharIottes ille to participate in a triangular meet with Virginia and Dartmouth. At Waynesboro they received word that the Virginia track was under water due to heavy rains, and that the meet could not be held. The following week Maryland downed the Keydets 77 to 49 on Alumni Field. Kelley hurled the discus 125 feet, 5 inches, within a foot and a half of the Institute record. Walker was high point man for V. M. I., with 10 points. Upson closely followed him with 9 points. Gwathmey and Cochrane tied for honors in the pole vault at ten feet. Maryland proved to be too strong for the Flying Cadets in the track events, while V. M. I. proved her superiority in the field events. On April 23, before a large audience of prom trotters, V. M. I. defeated the University of Richmond in a close meet, 64 to 59 . This was another windy day and the meet was considerably slowed up. Walker continued his high scoring, net- ting 17 points. Decker won the high hurdles in sixteen and two-fifths seconds, while Walker had an easy job in taking the low hurdles in 27. Walker and Old tied for first in the high jump, at 5 feet, 7 inches, and did not jump off the tie. Upson won the broad jump at 20 feet, 6 inches, and Walker went over the bar at 10 feet, 6 inches, to capture the pole vault. Hampden-Sydney was the next victim of the tracksters in a meet decisively won by a score of jSyi to 473 . V. M. I. took nine first places. A heavy rain was falling during the entire meet and the jumping pit was so full of water that the pole vault had to be called off. Upson was high point man, winning the broad jump, 440 and 880. Decker took both hurdle events in fine style, and Old took first honors in the javelin, while Walker, Old, and Gregory placed in the high jump. On May 7, the team journeyed to Blacksburg to meet V. P. I. The Gobblers took the meet with a score of 79 4 to 46 . The day was good and warm, in fact it was the only real track weather that had been experienced this season. Walker was high point man, with 12 points. He won the pole vault and took a couple of second places. Decker came through and won the high hurdles. Harrington won the broad jump with a leap of 20 feet, 9 inches. Kelley and Old took the winning places in the javelin, while Walker, Old and Gregory placed in the high jump. On the following week a ten-man track team went to Richmond to participate in the South Atlantic meet. Walker took a second place in the high hurdles and tied for fourth in the high jump. He also tied for second in the pole vault. Decker was leading in the high hurdles by a good margin when he stumbled and fell. He got up and finished the race with a fourth place. Johnson captured a second place in the shot. V. M. I. scored 8 points. The prospects for the 1928 season point to more success than the one just passed. In the dashes, V. M. I. will be well represented by Harrington, Holtzclaw, and Jackson, while Upson, Thornbill, Causey, and Pettyjohn hold down the middle dis- tances. John Winter, who broke the Institute record (unofficially) in the two mile, is doing well in this event. Jack Reed and Walker are doing well in the pole vault, Reed clearing 1 1 feet consistently. Jones is leading man in the high jump, with Walker and Old close on his heels. In the weights, Johnson, Haase, and Grow arc doing good work, while Grow, Old, and Haase are holding down the javelins. Upson, Old, Harrington, and Gfroerer are getting over 20 feet in the broad jump, and Decker, Valker, and Rvland take care of the hurdles. 246 M Cross-Country, 1927 The cross-country team made an excellent showing this past season and every man on the team deserves a great deal of credit. Due to the confinement of the Corps for one month, the season was practically shot to pieces, and only one meet was held, with V. P. I. Although our team was defeated it showed up well against V. P. I. ' s more experienced team. During a part of the confinement, the team was not allowed to leave the athletic field — had to do its running on the track. This did not enable the team to get in the best of shape, and it was more than discouraging to the men to have to work out on a quarter-mile track in place of the regular six-mile course, ' et in spite of this, and the added prospect of no meets, the men worked faithfully. With this spirit they can ' t be defeated, and they are certainly a credit to the school. Cross-country is at best a gruelling sport. One is able to play baseball, play football, basketball, tennis, and the rest of the sports, but cross-country is all work, and it takes a man to stick it out. The running is fine for distance men and is one of the chief means of developing good milers and two milers for the track team. In behalf of Major Read it can be said that heretofore he has not had as much material to work with as he should. However, cross-country is a real sport and is here to stay. One man is lost by graduation this year. John Winter, who led the team this year, was chosen to captain the team again next year. He will be ably assisted by Wagner, Milton and Ewing, members of this year ' s team, and some good material is coming up from the Rat team. With such material and the proper back- ing, the team is assured of a successful season this fall. " Rat ' ' Track, 1927 The " Rat " track team was quite an improvement over that of last year. About sixty candidates answered the call of the cinders and after careful deliberation. Captain Ramey picked a winning team. They won every mset e. cept that with Virginia, which was lost by a very close margin. The Little Cadets had no trouble in downing S. M. A., V. P. I., V. E. S. and Jefferson High. They piled up 104 points against V. E. S. The Rats gave a good account of themselves in the meet with the Varsity at the end of the season. However, experience and age were too much for the first year men and the Varsity nearly doubled the score on them. Holtzclaw, Mitchell, and Jackson did stellar work in the dashes. Berry and Kelly had no trouble in winning most of the hurdle races. McGuire, Kittel, and Jones were three good high jumpers and took this event in every meet except the one with Virginia. The pole vault was exceptionally strong with Read topping the bar at eleven feet. He was closely followed by Swank, who also ran the hurdles. Haase and Grow held down the weights, ably assisted by Simmons. Swank and Grow got very good distances with the javelin, while Haase and Kittel did most of the broad jumping. Causey showed great speed in the quarter, beating the Varsity time on several occasions. Smith and Batte ran the distance events. 248 The Rifle Team E. F. James President. ' . M. I. Chapter. X. R. . . R. S. Cochran riec-President R. L. Smith Secretary-Treasurer R. A. Herron Exenilk ' e Officer E. F. James Captain Rifle Team, JQ2S R. L. Smith Manager Capt. Fred W. Adams Coach Due to unavoidable conditions before Christmas, and to a delay in material, the new range in ' 94 Hall was not ready for the team until February i. However, it did not take long to get the men in shape, for weekly N. R. A. and R. O. T. C. matches started Saturday of that week. In spite of several losses from the team through graduation and failure to pass academic work, the team steadily picked up and made an excellent record. From the twenty snipers of last year ' s record-breaking team, only four are back; and from the fifteen men on last vear ' s Rat Team, only three are with the squad this year. However, through the excellent work of Coach Adams and Captain James many new men have been put on the line and are firing like veterans. A new custom was inaugurated at V. M. I. this year when the rifle team of Davidson Col- lege came to Lexington for a shoulder-to-shoulder match. These matches add new interest and put more of the spirit of the primitive sport into the team. During the year the team fired seven matches directly under the auspices of the National Rifle Association; sixty-five Intercollegiate R. O. T. C. matches; and one match including all Collegiate small-bore teams in the Third Corps Area. R. L. Smith, who set new V. M. I. records for both match and standing scores last year on the large targets, started the year out by putting up even better scores on the small targets. Under the careful eye of Coach Adams and Team Captain James, aided by Cochran and Smith, the team did fine work this year, and has left a valuable nucleus around which the 1929 team can be built. 2+9 Varsity Wrestling, 1928 Captain- Woodbury With a nucleus of only one letter man around which to build his team, Johnny Player is to be congratulated upon its success dur- ing the 1928 season. Several injuries toward the end of the season account for the two meets which were lost. Captain Woodbury had to be operated on due to a bruise received on the leg while Rugh was put out after breaking a rib in the N. C. State meet. " Chick " Woodward, our 115-pound marvel, held down his posi- tion in excellent form throughout the season. He lost on decision to Davidson and Duke, but came back strong with falls over Vir- ginia, Carolina and ' . P. I. He also won decisions against West Point and N. C. State. " Chick " graduate., this year leaving a hard place to fill. In the 125-pound class, Thompson, a product from last year ' s " Rats, " showed up very well, considering his lack of experience. He won two matches, one against Davidson by decision, and the other by a fall over his West Point opponent. He lost by time advantage to N. C. State, Duke, Carolina and Virginia; Andes, unbeaten ' . P. I. grappler, threw him after a hard struggle. Field, another off pring of last year ' s " Rat " team, created much excitement in the 135-pound class. He was much shorter than most of his opponents, still he had no trouble in overcoming most of them. He won by falls over Carolina and Virginia and gained a time advantage in the Davidson meet. He was defeated by a fall at West Point, and lost on decision to V. P. I. As a result of his hard work and good sportsmanship, George was elected to captain the grapplers next year. In the 1+5-pound class we find Preston has done very good work. He graduates this year, leaving behind him a wonderful record. He wrestled to a draw against Davidson and Carolina; he won by a fall against Virginia; he won by time advantages over Duke, N. C. State, and West Point. He was defeated once, and that by a time advantage in the V. P. I. meet. Rugh started wrestling in the 158-pound class, but was forced to give it up when he received a broken rib in the N. C. State meet. He wrestled to a draw in an extra period after receiving his injury early in the match, and deserves much credit for his spunk in finish- ing the bout. His place was ably filled by McCrary, who wrestled a draw against Virginia, gained time advantages over Davidson, Duke, and West Point, and won by a fall in the Carolina meet. The only match he lost was to V. P. I. by decision. Captain Woodbury went through his third season with every conference match to his credit. He is noted for his unusual strength, end ' urance and aggressiveness. Unfortunately he was unable to wrestle in the Carolina, Duke and Y. P. I. meets as he had just undergone a serious operation. He has been a fine captain of a fine team. He won by falls over N. C. State and Virginia and gained decided time advantages over Davidson and West Point. When Corry graduates this year he leaves as one of the Institute ' s best wrestlers. Haase alternated in the 175-pound and unlimited classes. In the absence of Woodbury he wrestled in the lighter weight and won a decision over Carolina, lost by a fall to Duke, and by a decision to V. P. I. In the unlimited class he won over N. C. State and ' irginia by falls and lost to Davidson and West Point by falls. " Fats " Smith, in this latter class, was thrown by a Duke man, and was awarded a draw against Carolina. White took Smith ' s place ill the V. P. I. meet and lost by a fall. Coach Pi.av er ' L ' I Varsity Boxing, 1928 Capt. Griffin " When boxing season rolled around, Coach Margulies %vas con- fronted with the job of building a team around one letter man. It happened that this nas a darn good man, and in Sully Griffin the Leatherpushers had a captain long to be remembered. The season of four victorious and three defeats may be considered as a success- ful one. They have a list of six knockouts to their credit, as against two received at the hands of their opponents. Rogers held down the bantamweight position in fine style. Hav- ing only one year ' s experience, and that with the Freshman of last year, he did exceptionally well. He won marked decisions over Georgia and Catholic U., and has a knockout to his credit at the expense of V. P. I. He was defeated by the Army, Virginia, Carolina and Western Maryland. In the featherweights, we find Boogher displayed more form than any of his opponents. " Arnie " won our only fight against the Army. Georgia, Western Maryland and Virginia also went down under the strength of his powerful punch. He received a broken nose and was unable to fight in the remaining meets of the schedule. Boogher graduates this year, and may well be proud of going through this year ' s season undefeated. To Captain Sully Griffin goes much of the credit of the suc- cess of the past season. Fighting his third year on the varsity. Sully has made a record that will long be remembered. His deadly left is responsible for his being one of the most feared men in the Con- ference. Sully was constantly on the offensive, hardly ever giving his opponent time to think. Sully has knockouts against Georgia and Western Maryland to his credit, along with decisions over V. P. I., Virginia, and Catholic V. He lost on decisions to the Army and Carolina. Griffin graduates this June after four years of real fighting. Billy Gordon put up some beautiful fights in the 145-pound class. As a result of his good work and possibilities, Billy was selected to captain the boys next year. Good luck, old boy! In the Kght-heavyweight, the hard hitting of Ciliey caused his opponents no end of worry and discomfort. He started the sea- son with a rush by knocking out his Georgia and Western Marv- land men. He later gained a decision over both Catholic U. and V. P. I. The Army, Carolina, and Virginia all furnished men who could withstand his terrible punch and won over him bv decisions. " Bus ' " is another man who leaves with the Class of 1928. In Palmer we find a heavyweight hard to whip, and a lways putting up a good fight. He was the only man to win his bout against Carolina. " T. O. " had hard luck when he broke several bones in his hand early in the season. Besides his Carolina match, he won against Western Maryland. He lost to Georgia and the Army. Gravatt held down the unlimited men for part of the season, but also received a broken hand, which caused him to retire. This year was his first shot at handling the gloves, and his progress was amazing. He won by a knockout against Georgia, and in re- turn was knocked out by his Army man. His bout was forfeited to Carolina due to a sore hand, which was later broken. He won his match over Western Maryland. Spilman, Marshall and McCray took the places of the men who were put out on account of injuries. Marshall defeated Pattie of V. P. I., who at the time was holder of the Southern Conference Co.ACH M. RCui.iEs championship. 253 JMIIMIIMIHcll 4 " Rat " Wrestling, 1928 Thirty-odd " Rats " answered the call for wrestling this year and from that number some very promising material was discovered. Keen competition marked the selection of the first team to go on the mat, all men displaying a keen interest, clever aggressive tactics, and a fighting spirit. Numerals were awarded to seven men at the end of the season as an indication of their excellent work in this sport. These men were: Dewey, 115-pound class; Southall, 125-pound class; Robertson, 135- pound class; Talman, 145-pound class; Hill, 158-pound class; Calfee, 175-pound class; and Leach, in the unlimited class. Dewey, Talman and Calfee showed up well enough to have a good chance for the Var- sity next year. The Scores Arf: V. M. 1 11 V. M. 1 iS V. M. I - 13 V. M. 1 16 V. P. I. -. A. M. A. Carolina .. A. M. A. ' ' Rat " Boxing, 1928 Although the " Rat " mittmen were seriously hampered by the lack of experienced material at the beginning of the season, the list of victories to their credit gives evi- dence of their high proficiency and sportsmanship. The quality of the " Rat " team of 1928 augures well for that of future varsities. Those to win their " 31 " were: Bantamweights, Joh. ' nning and Wheless ; feather- weight, Tyler; lightweight. Buck; welterweight. Chapman; middleweight, King; light-heavyweight, Kohout ; and heavyweight, Hamner. Under the able tutelage of Coach Margulies, all of these men showed praiseworthy stamina and aggressiveness and deserve much credit, especially those who put on the gloves this ear for th e first time. Chapman and King were a constant menace to their opponents, and each was credited with two knockouts. The Scores Were: V. M. I. Freshmen 3; U. X. C. Freshmen .... 4 V. M. I. Freshmen 2 ; A. M. A 5 V. M. I. Freshmen 2 ; S. M. A S V. l. I. Freshmen i ; Xavy Plebes 6 V. M. I. Freshmen 4; U. Va. Freshmen 3 V. M. I. Freshmen 3 ; A. M. A 4 Gym Team Gym is the oldest of all sports at V. M. I., and for years the gym teams of the Institute were recognized as among the finest in the South. The advent of football and other games in which team work plays a more conspicuous part has forced it into the position of a minor sport, but the quality of the teams turned out has not declined in the slightest degree. The exhibition given every year just before the opening dance of Finals is always one of the most spectacular features of the final exercises and a sure thriller for both cadets and " Calics. " According to reports, this year ' s exhibition will be bigger and better than ever. With a nucleus of Hales, Moss, Metcalfe, and Wellborn, all of whom were in last year ' s exhibition, there is no reason why the new gym team will not be in proportion to the new gymnasium of which we are all so proud. Although Captain-Elect " Red " Wilson failed to return this year, his duties were taken over by Hales, and with the abundance of material and the excellent coaching of Captain Ryland, a former V. M. I. gym star, and Mr. Gorton, our athletic director, the exhibition this year will give the same number, if not a few added thrills. The exhibition consists of stunts on mats, parallel bars, horizontal bars, and flying rings. Last year three monograms were awarded. Those contesting for them this year are Hales, Metcalfe, Moss, Ryland and Dewey. 356 j MSL Intramural Atkletics The return of Frank Gorton to V. M. I. last year as super- isor of athletics marked a great advance in our intramural athletics. In the years before there had been no one man in charge of the athletics within the corps, and all arrangements were left to the captains of the teams of company, class, or other organizations. Coach Gorton has now taken over the manage- ment of these teams, and has worked out a complete system for them. The object of intramural athletics is to arouse interest in sports within the corps and to give every man in barracks a chance to engage in athletics even though he can not make a varsity team. This is made possible by the various companies, classes, and other barracks organizations which put many kinds of teams on the field and give to every man who is interested in any kind of athletics an opportunity to display his ability. The unusual amount of interest shown in the past two years has been to a large extent due to the untiring efforts of Coach (lorton. Coach CJorion The company has taken the lead as an organizer of teams. In the fall football teams from every company were given real coaching by Mr. Gorton and his staff, and all of them showed a fine brand of football. The intramural classic of the year is, however, the annual game between the teams of the O. D. ' s and the O. G. ' s, and last year ' s game was one of the best ever played. The winter season brought basketball, and the same enthusiasm was shown for this sport as for football. The new gymnasium has done a great deal to stimulate Interest in this sport, for with three more good courts there is now room for everyone to play. Inter-company teams were organized this year for the first time, and despite the fact that our only pool is small, and that diving is impossible, the new sport attracted a great many men. A " free throw " basketball contest, in which each contestant shoots fifty shots from the foul line, is another de- velopment of this year. An individual cup was awarded to the man turning in the highest score, and credit was given on the company athletic cup for the five highest scores in each com- pany. This cup is awarded every Finals to the company which turns out the best teams, taking all sports into consideration. Company baseball has always occupied the highest place in intramural sports, possibly be- cause of the fact that the winning team of the championship series is awarded an ice cream supper at the end of the season. This year was no exception. Plans were made last year for an inter-company track meet, but these were not carried out. There is a great deal of material in every company, and Coach Gorton hopes to be able to arrange a meet this spring. Intramural athletics has been a great thing for the corps in many ways during the past few years. It has meant a great deal to the cadets, helped to build up a strong company spirit within the corps, and more than once has developed men who have been successful on varsity teams during the following season, but who would never have been " discovered " had it not been for their activities on company or class teams. The organization under the dir ection of Coach Gorton has been a great success, and the system taken as a whole has conclusively proved its value. U ' inniT of the Company Athletic Cup for I03 " D ' Company un ' der Capt. G. P. Quarles 257 •.-w ' ' y- ' NfT tcllltcllltcjiitcj Monogram Club J. S. MONDV President F. A. Harner Vice-President A. M. Hawkins Secretary Football — J. S. MONDV O. W. Gfroerer F. B. Harrington F. E. Nabers K. O ' Berry K. A. RuGH J. C. Smith, Jr. L. C. Thornhill r. F. Walker A. J. Barnes F. A. Harner L. B. Hewlett W. R. Moss E. D. Carney L. G. Chadwick W. F. Haase A. M. Hawkins C. B. Holtzclaw B. W. McCrav J. F. MooDV T. L. Scott Basketball— F. H. Frost A. Fulkerson T. B. Fulkerson J. S. MONDY A. J. Barnes F. A. Harner L. B. Hewlett E. W. McGlone Bnxinei — W. S. Griffin A. BOOCHER D. A. CiLLEY R. C. Marshall R. S. Spilman, J I W. K. Gordon B. S. Gravait B. W. McCray T. O. Palmer C. M. a. Rogers Jl ' restling — C. M. Woodbury L. T. Preston W. A. Woodward G. B. Field W. F. Haase S. E. McCrary L. C. Thompson Track— M. T. Decker F. E. Nabers W. H. Old L. C. Thornhill W. Pettijohn E. T. Upson L. G. Walker J. L. Winter J. Johnson Baseball— W. E. Black A. J. Barnes J. L. Sullivan 258 ACTIVITIES The Honor Court and General Committee The Honor System is the tangible evidence of the " Spirit of V. M. I.; " therefore it is V. M. I. The present system ■as founded in 1870, though from the founding of the Institute to 1870 a some vhat different Honor System «as in force. The Honor System is more highly developed and vorks more efficiently at V. M. I. than in any other institution of higher learning in the countr}-, as is brought out by an address given the Corps by a famous Virginia educator and clergyman, who said: " Gentlemen, your Honor System is the basis of that in every other college I know of; if yours collapses, theirs does. It is the ideal toward which the authorities and students of these colleges are constantly aiming. " The Honor Court is the purveyor of the Honor System, and it is the most important body in school. An outsider cannot appreciate the honor and importance of this group, but every cadet and ex-cadet does, and respects it accordingly. It consists of the officers and three other members of the First Class, the officers of the Second Class, the president and vice-president of the Third Class, and in case of the trial of a member of the Fourth Class, the president of that class. The president of the First Class acts as president of the Honor Court. The Honor Court deals with all matters pertaining to the honor of the Corps, and tries all cases brought before it. There are only two decisions possible — " Guilty " or " Not Guilty. " If " Guilty " , the man must leave at once and never return ; if " Not Guilty, " his status as a cadet remains the same — there is neither disgrace nor dishonor. In the Honor System and its guardian, the Honor Court, V. M. I. has something to be justly proud of. The General Committee is composed of the same personnel as the Honor Court. Before this tribunal come all cases which have no bearing on the cadet Honor code, but which in any way are infringements on the rules and traditions of V. M. I., as set up by the cadets themselves. Through it the respect which has been accorded the gray uniform for years past is maintained and upheld, and while it does not deal with questions of Honor, it protects the traditional principles of true sportsmanship and manliness which have always been a part of this institution. As the inward life, morals, and habits of any army are directly reflected in the outward actions of its soldiers, so V. M. I. 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Nabers A. R. Payne A. F. Ryland P. T. Seaborn A. D. Smith R. L. Smith P. ' . Spooner L. P. Thomas N. B. Tucker E. T. TpsON W. A. Wellborn J. D. Winter ,;tOlltollltcill JIIMIIi., tl American Political Science Association Officers R. C. Marshall President K. O ' Berrv Vice-President W. B. TiMBERLAKE Secretary H. C. Philpott Treasurer W. L. Ambrose T. G. Berry T. P. FULLILOVE O. W. Gfroerer T. F. King C. S. KuMP J. T. Li M. Bellamy A. W. Browning G. W. BURKITT C. W. Dabn-ey E. H. Daniel G. L. Fenton G. P. Frazier Members First Class W. B. LOCKWOOD R. C. Marshall J. W. Mann J. C. Miller, Jr. L. L. Montague R. Newman K. O ' Berry R. J. Ogilvie W. A. Owens I. W. Pendleton R. C. Peyton L. T. Preston B. C. Rawlins W. A. Read E. L. Gill L. GiLLIS L. B. Hatcher P. J. Hunter M. M. Jackson J. L. JOHENNING L. C. Liang Second Class E. J. McMuLLEN F. H. Marshall J. R. Mills J. L. MiNTER B. A. Meyers L. P. Nelson J. D. Nichols R. C. Wellford J. Stuart White J. M. Robertson R. S. Spilman C. J. Tai W. N. Thompson G. B. Walker L. Wang ' . ' 00D H. C. Philpott J. M. Plaza R. E. Rohleder H. H. Staudt E. R. Stegman W. B. TiMBERLAKE J. B. Watson W. C. Whittle Alabama Club Officers Wade Wood President Jav Smith J ' ice-Prrsuiiitt L. M. Porter Secretary Members H. M. Bro wn J. R. Herbert J. B. Burks F. Johnson ' - B. B. Burton S. M. Lockhart F. B. Clements A. M. McRae B. B. Comer H. K. Moss E. T. Comer H. C. Nabers J. L. Davidson F. E. Nabers W. G. Forsythe C. M. a. Rogers A. M. Harrison N. Smith P. L. Guthrie H. I.. Smith W. N. Thompson 276 t- .i iiiMiikiii .,,. A. M. A. Club Officers T. G. Berry Presidrnt F. E. Nabers rice-Presidint P. S. BoxLEY Seoitary AIemkfrs C. P. Bowman A. C. McGiffert W. M. Buck, Jr. J. Messmore H. C. Draper B. A. Meyers R. Eppes W. C. Taylor W. B. Timberlake — Florida Club Officers T. F. King Presi J. B. Watson I ' ice-PresidrnI J. H. Neville Secretary lienl ft Members L. M. Jacobie a. C. Newton H. S. KiTTEL K. O ' Berrv J. C. LoFTiN J. R. Parkhill E. L. Matthews V. L. Soule J. A. McEwAS C. C. Ward A. A. McKethan G. T. Ward E. J. McMullen E. Wightman J. C. Williams 278 Georgia Club Officers J. T. Cooper President G. D. Ayer rice-President O. T. McIntosh, Jr Secretary Members R. S. Beckham M. A. Brewer E. T. Comer W. B. Dunbar A. E. Easterlin W. A. Harris L. B. Hatcher J. S. Howell M. M. Jackson, Jr. E. H. Yancey A. C. Jones P. W. Jones N. T. JOYNER C. H. King J. T. Mitchell N. M. Moor O. Otto W. C. Thompson B. H. Warren I Kentucky Club Officers W. A. Bloch President J. W. EwiNC Vice-Presidenl I.. B. IlEWi.ETr Secretary Members J. W. BuRGARD R. Fitch, Jr. J. R. T. Carmichael R. J. Miller R. G. Wallace i....iiiMiii:ciin ' r ' " - " The Legion Lhgionaires " Jacques " Pen-dleton- " Daviuski " Combs " RiCARDO " Ketner " Este " Smith " Sergt. Lejauxe " Lumsden " " Martin ' i " Delaney " Davidio " McGehee " Sambodio-do " Rucker Louisij Club Officers R. J. OciLviE, JR President T. P. FuLLiLOVE Vice-President L. C. Blanchard Secretary AIeM)!ERS C. E. Eastervvood B. Edwards J. P. Everett H. B. Howard R. G. Hughes R. F. Marston E. S. Matthews E. a. Moore R. R. Reid L. B. Sholars W. R. Spann W. E. Trimble J. H. Trousdale, Jr. W. E. Wheless M. J. WiLSOV W. C. YOUNCDLOOD !;sr Lynchburg Club Officers J. M. Robertson President W. Pettyjohn ' I ' ice-Pres ' uient J. P. Read Secretary Members J. R. Adams J. E. Collins J. F. Davidson S. H. Franklin II. H. Gregory A. P. Grow V. B. Grow D. H. Hamner H. B. Healy P. J. Hunter E. H. Lawler E. P. Montgomery A. R. Moses C. Nelson J. L. O ' Brien H. T. Nicholas C. D. North S. ? . RlCKER G. B. Walker n. B. V ' A1TS R. E. WlKFREE :£TlTTcT,; I i Maryland-D. C. Club Officers R. V. GARRErr Pn-siJe-nl R. C. Han-xa ria--PnsiJ,nl A. II. MnRGAN Si ' cri-laiy J. F. Adams J. W. Mann E. N. Anderson " R. C. Marshall, III. E. H. Daniel C. K. Mallorv G. P. Frazer C. B. Morgan- L. GiLLis H. W. Morgan F. H. Grimes T. P. Morgan F. H. Hannah G. S. Parker W. E. Jenkins A. Roberts A. McIvER E. R. Steg.nun 28+ i. Mi ssissipp 1-Tennessee Club Officers W. I.. Ambrose President W. R. Moss rice-PresUrnl C. G. Hull, Jr Secretary Members A. S. Britt J. C. Carpentrr J. A. Chambliss J. K. Davis A. S. Forte W. C. French O. W. Gfroerer S. M. Gfroerer W. D. Haxkins O. Kimbrougii J. L. Winter 28s R. Leach W. B. LOCKWOOD L. P. MacFarland L. G. Metcalfe A. D. Peden A. R. ROCHELLE K. Y. Sledge E. B. Whiteside J. F. WiLLARD P. S. WiLLARD I I IMEIMMIMIL : i North Carolina Club Officers G. J. Hales President H. C. PliiLPOlT rice-PresiJeri! R. S. HuLME Secretary Memrfrs D. II. Armstrong R. W. Marshall C. H. Bell F. Morrill J. H. Blair W. B. Napier D. A. Cilley C. R. Rodwell G. S. Dewey S. S. Scott R. F. Duxx C. V. Smith W. O. Fowler T. Strincfield R. V. HuTToy S. E. Tucker L. N. LuMSDEN W. R. Wands tz .iiitcmmcmcWcii it Jim Northern Virginia Club Officers J. C. Miller President L. P. Nelsox ricc-PrcsUcnt J. A. Rust Secretary Members C. N. Ballencer J. R. BOOTEN A. W. Brownikg W. R. Chilton R. S. Cochran D. Debutts M. D. Delaney A. M. Earle W. H. Flanagan L. C. Goode D. Green C. T. GUINN R. T. Hall J. Hanson J. C. Henry 287 H. T. Hopewell R. Howard A. C. Jones T. K. Kelly- B. S. Leavell R. F. Lindsey M. M. Menefee F. W. Okie A. R. Payne C. D. Pullman T. R. Ratrie C. M. Shepperson, hi. C. J. Swank J. S. White J. N. ZOLL (l ..cllirclllMlltc ;:. Piedmont Club Officers C. S. NUN ' N- President H. T. McFall rkc-Presidenl E. R. McDoxNALD Secretary MEiMBERS J. W. Young H. C. Wesson- L. K. Fitzgerald C. M. Lee J. B. Adams J. T. Saunders W. H. Burgess W. T. Atkins G. R. White J. I.. O ' Brine W. R. Watkins B. 1 " . Hargrave J. L. Huff E. D. Sager J. T. Hardv Vfi i M- WtKMF m HP F BI nKjflli KjHE ml I H v BSf ' -i m IK - s H 1 NiiVH Lw f m Hfl Wl l ml Richmond Club Officers A. H. McDowell . . Prrsul 111 J. H. Peav . . . . . Vice-President P. D. Fox . Members . . Secretary T. H. Barnes W. E. HOBBS W. A. Shepward S. D. Cole, Jr. C. D. Larus G. Shirley T. S. Coleman R. B. Learv G. L. Smith J. G. Ernest, Jr. B. W. McCrav H. Smith ' " ' T. E. Eldridce V. B. L. Milton T. Talman L. P. Farley R. Mitchell, Jr. W. Talman E. E. Ferrel J. S. MONDV L. P. Thomas M. Folkes L. L. Montague A. D. Thomas i E. L. Gold G. A. Pace C. E. Tyler w 1 C. H. Haase E. A. Palmer, Jr. W. K. Vaughan W. F. Haase E. M. Pulliam A. W. Wagner A. B. Hannah R. E. Rohleder L. G. Walker i F. a. Harner W. A. Rudasill F. T. West G. H. Hiltgartnek Jr. A. F. RVLAND J. Stuart White t D. L. Hillsman G. Ryland G. C. Scott 289 T. A. WOOTERS 1 ■.iiifciiitc:iii(ciiirc nTcT..v -.f Roanoke Club Officers G. W. Day President E. T. Upson Vice-President F. Moody Secretary Members E. Ambler A. J. Barnes C. P. Briiton J. T. Brugh J. H. Carrico A. W. Coon D. F. Dowdy S. H. DUERSON R. S. Dunn W. O. Giles A. G. Hill H. C. Kerlin R. E. Leach E. L. Lanchorn R. L. Lynn A. S. McGowAN F. H. McGuire W. E. Morgan G. A. MUNDY L. T. Preston J. B. Seay J. J. Sheahan R. B. Sinclaire H. C. Thornhill H. P. Williams C. A. Woodrum f-- ' - - - Sons of Fatkers ' Club Son Marshall, R. C. (President) . Peyton, R. C fulkerson, a fulkersox, t. b Spilman, R. S., Jr GwATHMEY, L. (rice-Prrsident) Roberts, A MiLTOx, W. B. L Ryland, a. F Berkeley, C. C. (Secretary) . Green, F. T Bell, C. B., Jr Palmer, E. A., Jk Wise, H 28: Class Father R. C. Marshall . L. W. H. Peyton- 8 ; S. W Fulkersox . 8 ; S. . Fulkerson " . 8 ; R. S. Spilman . 9; G. T. Gwathmey 9 ; W. A. Roberts . 29 ; M. M. Milton . 29 ; A. F. Ryland . . 30; C. C. Berkeley . 30; F. S. Green . 31 ; C. B. Bell . . . 31 ; E. A. Palmer . . 31 ; H. A. Wise . . Class . ' 8+ rJlltclllMlltcJiiic. I South-west Virginia Club Officers L. Williamson- President C. C. HVAIT rlce-PresiJent M. Gillespie Secretary Members A. J. Barnes A. R. Giesex C. M. Beamer J. R. Gilbert R. C. Calfee W. B. Holcomb R. C. Derbyshire C. M. Hunter n. C. Draper G. B. Johnson J. F. Feacanes S. a. West JMIMEIIIt... South Carolina Club Officers E. F. ROBBINS Pfi-side-nt J. p. Cooper, Jr J ' ice-Pres ' uient W. R. Thomson Secretary __ Members F. L. Carpenter, JR- J- W. Richardsos J. M. White i jMiMniniiHL- Texas Club Officers D. C. McGehee President }. L. MiNTER Vice-President J. T. Broadn ' AX Secretary O E. L. AsHCROFT II. L. Baker J. Biggs A. G. Boyce J. W. Brown G. W. BURKITT D. S. COMDS W. D. Clark R. H. Curtis A. J. Davis L. Davis C. W. Dabney Miimi;i;rs R. B. Dickey T. P. Duncan A. P. Frazer W. K. Gordon G. S. Johns W. W. Jones J. H. Kenyon T. F. Langben V. A. McCuLLOUCH W. T. McClanahan R. H. Montgomery W. G. Morrel F. B. L. A. R. C. A. J. F. A. H. W. W. A W. K. R. E. J. W, W. T T. M Markle Pettus Reed Terrill Tyler . Walker Wellborn . White Wilson Woods . Wynn Parish, Jr. i- . .LJ X M m m m i- Tidewater Club Officers F. B. Harrixctox Pres ' hicnt L. GwATHMEY ricc-Pres ' uitnt F. T. WiLKiNS Secretary Members W. T. Addison L. R. Andrews R. N. Baker C. W. Bailev D. J. Batte R. B. Batte R. L. Beamer W. W. Bell C. C. Berkley A. F. Black W. E. Black W. V. Blocker J. P. Bond R. C. W. Booker C. C. Brown R. L. Burton B. W. Butt N. B. Carney E. T. Cason C;. C. Causey L. G. Chadwick K. W. Chapman I. F. Daly F. C. DUER J. H. DuER A. FULKERSON T. B. FULKERSON R. F. Fowler R. T. Frothincham C. A. Goodwin V. S. Griffin V. J. Halstead Cj. n. Hanger S. T. Hanger F. L. Hart A. M. Hawkins D. N. HiGGINS W. D. HOLLADAY C. R. HOLTZCLAW F. A. Kearney R. D. Ketner E. F. Lewis H. T. Long F. L. Mtichell R. Newman J. FL Nichols T. O. Palmer R. L. Payne J. V. Powell W. L. Renn K. C. Rice T. P. Ridley L. F. Roberts E. D. RoMM W. T. Saunders T. L. ScoiT P. T. Seaborn G. R. Shell G. H. Shields J. P. Simpson R. A. Smith T. C. Spratley ' M. T. Tarrell J. B. Taylor W. C. Taylor T. F. Thompson H. L. Walker W. T. Watts T. C. West H. P. White W. C. Whittle W. M. Wilson J. C. Wool HMMnHUMEli Floating University Offickrs S. Griffin ' Commandc J. C. Collins First Petty Officer J. W. McEvvAN Second Petty Officer W. E. Black D. N. HiGGINS J. F. Adams K. O ' Berry C. S. NUNN A. R. GlESEN M. D. Delanev W. C. YouNCBLOon V. V. WiCKES W. N. Thompson L. C. GOODE A. S. Major Crew E. H. Daniels F. H. Marshall M. Bellamy C. M. Hunter J. Stuart White E. L. Gill P. L. Guthrie E. I.. Ireland J. W. Ireland R. D. SCHMITZ C. C. Berkley R. C. Reed J. H. Rennie R. B. Dickey C. R. Holtzclavv G. Q. Polk C. W. Ham J. R. Fleet C. D. Larus W. A. Shepherd J. M. White J. F. Grey N. B. Carney O. Otto B. C. Nabers West Virginia Club Officers T. R. Ragland President K. D. Pratt Vice-President J. F. Walker Secretary IMembers E. D. Badgett J. B. Baker F. Barkus T. G. Berry C. C. Brown V. L. Cottle O. M. Deverle R. L. Downey E. H. Hayes E. T. Heck C. S. KuMP A. B. Mitchell E. T. RUCKER R. S. Spilmax, Jr. J. H. Trapnell C. J. Walker S. M. Walker B. Wender 1 111 ■■ Wi m1 MIM BTT IjJHB ilil Wm. M Yankee Club Officers M. T. Decker President R. A. Wright Vice-President R. H. West Secretary Members B. E. Barns J. J. Kohout T. J. Schwinhart M. R. Berrv L. £. Langford E. H. Schwiebert J. H. Brouer L. p. Laixg W. M. Selbv G. T. Carson ' W. L. Lowrv R. H. Skellie J. L. Costella O. J. Martvn R. L. Smith R. S. Crider a. C. McGiffert P. V. Spooxer F. H. Dewev R. N. McGiffert H. H. Staudt H. D. Duppstadt G. R. McWane S. B. Stewart R. C. Earle J. H. Messmore E. R. Thorsell W. E. Englehard W. B. Miller V. C. Trapnell G. L. Fen ' ton H. V. MosBV C. F. Walker E. E. Ferrel J. D. Nicholls G. M. Walker J. H. Gardner W. G. Parrish A. R. Watson G. B. Giles E. G. Paxton W. A. Wellborn E. L. Gill W. A. Rorabaucii J. R. Whitney R. B. GooDALL H. W. Read W. W. Wickes J. F. Gray S. J. Robinson F. M. Williams F. T. Greene K. A. Rugh J. C. Williams R. A. Herron J. Rutherford E. H. Williamson W. J. Hull A. M. Sargent H. A. Wise E. F. James R. D. Schmitz R. G. Witman Joseph Kohout J. M. Wylie 298 llt lllMlltclllllfr llt ' Mj .. m Mc WcWi 1928 F. E. Nabers J. S. MONDY F. H. Frost S. L. Williamson L. N. LUMSDEN J. T. Cooper 1929 G. M. Walker J. V. Summe:;lin- W. B. TiMBERLAKE A. F. Ryland N. T. JOYNER F. B. Harrington " T. R. Racland W. Wood L. B. Hatcher R. C. Peyton R. E. Rohleder M. Bellamy ' W. R. Moss J. E. Collins J. D. Minter P. T. Seaborn llHclllMlltcllltclllfFF . i..i- n_ The Brother Muckers OR KxiGHTS OF THE SuNKEX TaKLE Iliiih Mu ck; George Hales loii ' Muck: I ' )iCK Ketner George Hales Bill Morgan Bob Garrett Murray Decker Johnny Simpson Len Lomsden Dick Ketner M UCKS Murkrly- Georce Sheild Sambo Rucker Tom Fullilove " Rusty " Ogilvie Dave Combs Griff Morrel Tom King Dick Marshall Trrrnrr- D. T. ' s Officers T. R. Ragland Capta K. O ' Berry t ' ice-C.aptain A. H. McDowell Sccrelary-Treasurer 1928 F. H. Frost F. E. Naeers A. FuLKERso-v J. H. Nichols T. B. FuLKERsoN ' R. C. Peyton ' W. S. Griffin J. C. Smith L. B. Hatcher J. C. West J. S. MoNDv S. L. Williamson- M. T. Tarral 1929 J. V. SuMMERLiN M. Bellamy N. T. JoYNER L. G. Walker J. L. Minter C. C. Hyatt W. R. Moss E. L. Gill J. E. Collins E. W. McGlone W. Pettyjohn T. K. Davis W. T. Talman a. J. Barnes G. D. Ayer 301 ;llftillMllfcj|irctiltc1ii.. - A —flU-E -.i w _ The P. H. D.????? Motio: " There vill be no end " Floiirr: Cherry Blossom Officers PrrsUnil Gene Gii.i. of the Tall Corn State ricr-Prcsidcnt Ho Barnes of ? ? ? Scr(icanl-iit-:lrms Shack Hyatt of the Great Southwest Members Ed Anderson The Capitol Gross Bellamv Tar Heel State Jimmy Collins The Ridge Tom Eldridge Sailor Town Budge Hunter Great Southwest Bo Marshall Alabam Jack Minter God ' s Country ZooN ' iE Peityjohn Dooly ' s Ditch Frank Pugh The Ridge Archie Roberts The Capitol Ike Smith Birm ' ham Shy- Wilson The Beach Mascot: Si.i.M 302 [ciiirpiiirc iTTic SOCIAL Mfs-ttlBaifkias NfKl flXL ' SponsoT ' of the 1928 Bombt.rjjf 3o6 .iitHiik iii;.- ., Hop Committee J. C. West, ' 28 ... . H. W. Morgan, Jr., OiFicnR.s I ' rcsidenl I ' uc-Pn-sidrnl Members F. Barkus, ' 28 R. W. Garrett, 28 D. N. HiGGINS, ' 28 R. C. Marshall, ' 28 A. H. McDowell, ' 28 R. S. Mitchell, ' 28 J. S. MONDV, ' 28 F. E. Nabers, e,x- ' 28 B. C. Rawlins, ' 28 C. M. Shepperson " , ' 28 J. P. Simpson, ' 28 J. C. Smith, Jr., e.x- G. B. Walker, Jr., S. L. WiLLIA.VlSON, ' 2 F. A. Harner, ' 29 T. P. Morgan, ' 29 L. G. Walker, ' 29 W. Pettyjohn, ' 29 L. Chadwick, ' 30 A. M. Hawkins, ' 30 A. H. MORCAX, ' 30 Official Ckaperon Committee Mrs. W. H. Cocke, Cliairmav Mrs. Hunter Pendleton Mrs. Francis Mallorv Mrs. H. C. For;) Mrs. G. A. Derbyshire Mrs. T. a. Moseley Mrs. R. E Dixon Mrs. Edward Mrs. S. W. Anderson Mrs. J. A. Anderson Mrs. B. D. Mayo Mrs. George L. Barton Mrs. R. L. Bates Mrs. W. L. Couper Mrs. R. B. James Mrs. R. S. Dodson Miss Nellie T. Giebs FINAL GERMAN MISS THEO PYLE M- ■ AS5T. LEADER B p ' %,. 308 . M!K.-- IIK.-A11. .-- ' ,II -. B MONOGRAM BALL lllMlltc lircJIirclllkllllfclllfeJI " WT i m IF ' -mMif- WPETTYJOHN,dR V A5Sr LEADER i - .i..-)i..-Jiir ' " " ■u 1 " .-mt. BEAUTY IQT ' ' ' - ( ' iiiniiiittaBjjpjKci p ; m OUTRA QE SPOXSOKKI) BY MISS XOKMA SHEARER With Apologies to the Russian ' Ballet Girlsky, boysky, peachy tnoonsky, Girlsky, boysky, heapsky spoonsky, Kissky vodka, hugskyviich — If hamskx. bamskx — rrjadsier in ditch. Tne Bathhouse Version The bathhouse is my misery, I like it not Though it striveth to make me cleanly. It scorcheth my body; it saddeneth me To think that it were not hot and suddenly turneth cold. ea, though it be varm and enticing when I get under, I fear its treachery — Its inconsistencies and vagaries annoy me. I prepare to be scalded in the presence of mine enemies. It burneth my back with hot water; The next moment it runeth like ice. N ' erily if it turneth not over a new leaf, I shall wash in a bucket forever. ' Gfroerer, why don ' t you change your underclothes? " " Can ' t find ' em; lost the map to my locker. " Right high — ready to whip in at an instant — poking cautiously with left — there! sank a vicious right jab that time — now a right and a left — working better — one! two! fast! — try to work it again — left jabbing prett - well now — final spurt — right and a left and a right and a left and I ' ve finished typewriting this damned drivel before supper! O. D. : " Since coming to V. M. I., I ' ve started smok- ing X cigarettes. " O. G. : " What kind are they? " O. D.: " Any given quantity. " Newsboy song-hit: " How many times? " y y ' if l ' l THE V. .M. I. rOlItSOME A ' Thots I like girls and I like gin. And hence the loss of My frat pin. ' Why do you sit there and scratch your head; ' I ' m the only one who knows it itches. " S.BM LENTllSe THROWING A BIG PAKTY See If You Can Recognize These; Damnea Ii We Can " Well, how about looking at it this way. " " And I drew out my revolver " (in a drawl) " ayshe — now I can do this in fifteen minutes. " " Lmph! Umph ! Can ' t work my problems — can ' t pass my course. Umph! Umph! " " See kin you do this. " " McClellan ' s forces were virtually nil. " " Lack of application — find yourself deficient — go to the board. ' " Use your bun! This is duck soup. " " of you men go to the board. " " Is it in the regulations? Then the report will stand. " " Gentlemen! Go to the board. " Cafard It ' s the damned eternal walkin ' , My very soul is balkin ' , And there ain ' t no use in talkin ' , It ' s the walkin ' , walkin ' , walkin ' . They say it ' s awfully curin ' . All these tours of long endurin ' , But my mind is goin ' skewerin ' . With the tourin ' , tourin ' , tourin ' . Oh, you may think I ' m lazy, (Ha! Ha! Ain ' t that a daisy?) These tours have me hazy, I ' m goin ' CRAZY, CRAZY, CRAZY!! I ' AIK OF MKCHAMCAI. I1KA VF;KS ON THE LINE i HI Cinders of Desire ( A Driiiitd of Fiission) Act I Scene: Milady ' s boudoir. Time: 3 a. m. Alilady ' s voice: " O-o-o-h, dear, don ' t squeeze me so — Oh— I-I-I . . . Oh-I- ... Oh, please, PLEASE— No, no —OH MY GOD— No! Stop! " Husband: " Shut up! How in the hell can I fasten your shoe if you keep moving so? " Act H First Ghost: " It is written. " Second Ghost: " So ' s the first act. " Act hi Husband: " Why? " Milady: " And how? " Chorus of voices: " Ain ' t thitt ri lull of a notef " Curtain. " How did (joldsmith get his inspiration to write ' The Deserted Village ' ? " " He was in Glasgow, Scotland, one tag day. " SlIU ' S ritATICIIMTV TIN V r ' roiR orx OF five ii.vvf.n ' t them i llp ! He: ' K fl.Mi late is tlie pirture uf health. ' Cat: " Yes, and he iwiiiited it lierself, too. " s Fla ers ith hair cut short, with knees laid bare, ' ith skirt some place up in the air; Why wonder why we poor men stare ? ou Flappers. Your painted cheeks, your scarlet lips. Your dancing legs and swaying hips — No question why our hearts oft ' skip For Flappers. With ringing song and laughing eyes And spirit soaring to the skies — A perfect, painted paradise Are Flappers. Flaming youth with empty head. The prudes ' and churchmen ' s constant dread, Forever living by a thread — The Flappers. But as for this — I do not know And yet, Fm forced to say " I trow, " That e ' en to hell for you we ' d go. Our Flappers. ONE OF THOSK (.l!i; l An) KS FKOM TEXA vol HKAK AI501T etliinc (itlierwise. f ..■.■. t- ITMf STfilKt, BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU DO. REMEMBER EZIEKIEL IN THE COAL MINE STRIKE. MOTHER Tclegrnins UNCLE THOSE HORRID BOYS DON ' T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. REMEMBER YOU ARE AN OFFICER. BE A MAN, AND MAKE THEM FOLLOW YOU. GRANDMA .A.ND AUNTIE WIRE WHETHER YOU HAVE CARRIED OUT INSTRUC- TIONS I WIRED YOU YESTERDAY. IF NOT SHIP HOME YOUR GOODS AND COME NEXT TRAIN. I CAN USE YOU ON FARM. WILL NOT TOLERATE YOUR JOIN- ING BOLSHEVICKS. DAD ( CO Ucct in ci len tally ) I ' M TOO THRILLED FOR WORDS. I JUST HE.A.RD ABOUT THE STRIKE AND I THINK ITS MARVELOUS FOR YOU TO BE DOING SOMETHING OUT OF THE ORDIN. ' iRY. NOW WONT THOSE VIRGINIA PROM- TROTTERS BE JE. LOUS. LOVE. DOT mi?AHmfE HOW DO YOU FEEL? IF YOU DON ' T FEEL WELL I ' M COMING RIGHT UP. I ' M WORRIED SICK. STAY AWAY FROM THOSE BOYS TH. T H.WE IT. MOTHER YOU DEAR BOY. YOU USED TO CATCH EVERYTHING WHEN YOU WERE A BABY. MOVE UP TOWN RIGHT AWAY. GRANDMA AND AUNTIE MOTHER WORRIED. I BELIEVE YOU ARE TOO DUMB AND TOUGH TO CATCH ANYTHING. WHAT KIND OF PREVENT. ' iTIVE IS TH. ' iT YOU NEED TEN DOL- LARS A QUART FOR? DAD (collect incidentally) I THINK YOU ARE HORRID TO STAY UP THERE CHRISTM. S. NOW WHO ' S GOING TO TAKE ME TO THE V. M. I. D. NCE? I DON ' T BELIEVE THAT TALE .ABOUT NOT BEING . BLE TO GET UPTOWN TO CJET MY CHRISTMAS PRESENT. NO LOVE NOW. DOT i " How do you do that? " " It ' s a gift. " " Then you ' d better wrap it up and send it back. " AxD How ' ; ■(• to he a college hoy And icciir a r acoon coat And di-ink my ilaig and Ilahj until My very tonsils float, And smoke a pipe and drive a fliv ' All battered, ivorn and muddy. I ' d like to he a college boy And never, never study. s Teacher: " Johnny, what kind of skins make the best shoes? " Johnny: " I don ' t know that, but banana skins make the best slippers. " AVe have just heard of the absent-minded professor who turned on his wife and kissed the ignition. History Professor: " Vhn sunk th; battleship Maine? " Cadet: " I don ' t know, sir. I didn ' t. " Prof: " That will do for you. " Member Board of Visitors: " Don ' t let him off, 1 be- lie e he did do it. " Hi -:S " You ' re all wet, " said the Keydet to the cadet who had just emerged from a session with the commandant. rffcl M!s, IN A MorOI! Men used to ha c all the courage, but women are show- ing more backbone now. Four-wheel-brake song: " For We ' ll Break the News to Mother. " Before coming to V. M. I., I couldn ' t save a penny. Now I can save a penny, but who in the hell wants a penny? Mflcws.±i Long Toot: " I was a four letter man with the Army. " Short Toot: " Well, now let ' s have the true confes- on. " L. T. : " A. W. O. L., you runt. " SBVALENTir-tE. • TiL. ' Zfr She: " I hear you are going to the Masquerade Ball as a watch. " Her: " Yes, Elgin movement in a veri-thin case. " " Have you heard the new traveling-salesman joke? " " Yep, heard ' em all. " " Naw you haven ' t, ' cause this farmer lived bv himself. ' She was just a tailor ' s daughter, but she gave me a fit. ' What ' s the new building on the campus? " ' That ' s the new dining hall. " ' They sure made a mess of it, didn ' t they. " S H £. O ' 2 6 X% IT KEALLy DOES. ... t: ,s. Si- " Now this is a nice tliinjj; conic to pass, " saiii the oimt college professor as the prett ' co-ed nestled in his arms. Desmond (A languisliini lyric lo a long tost lovf) Dreary rain Drips from the eaves Leaves fall Casting a gloom On my soul. A soul, Torn with anguish. Sodden with grief, Praying for death. Vhat in the Hell A ' as the name Of that Hot shot I Met last Night? " Losht, losht, in an impenetrable forest, " murmured the inebriate as he collided with the same lamp-post for the third time. BKINtilNO IN THU r.VTTKU I ' .VLl ' " I saw yoti running to the office this morning. I thought you were too lazy for that. " " That ' s easily explained. Laziness runs in our family. " " Say, you gave me a counterfeit bill. " Now ain ' t that a helluva note. " You i (jiir soul is ivarpcil , your iinnd is small , i (jU havin ' t got a hi art at all You siiiokf and drink and sniar and pet Anil (juzzU (jin or ciganttc. i ou count no cost , but think of gain Soli- discontentment . grief and pain. The broken hearts you ' ve cast aside, Forgotten, shattered and denied! The lies your crimson lips have told Disguise the heart so stony cold. ' You seek for lurid icorldly fame And GET IT, damn you, tinged leith shame (And yet I love you all the same). ' 94 Hall The Outrage Dance June 14, 1928 CHAPERONES Lex ' Ambrose " Jack " Frost " T " Berry Griffix Arnie Boogher Mac ' McNav " Mun " Cooper Nick Nichols " Silo " O ' Berrv " John " Raglaxd " Mule " Smith Bill Volngbi.ood (You rniylit knoti- you can do anytliing =icil i lluse alonij.) LEADERS Willy Hobbs " Fats " Smith Miss Olive Soap «ith Bal ' Ballenger Miss Betta Dollar with " Bunny " Walker Miss Minnie Sota with " Turk " McGiffert Miss Builder Bridge with Ott Giesen Miss Peeka Boo with Tom Fullilove Miss Catcha Snort with Ted James Miss Mollie Cule with Ken ' Rugh Miss Alia Lone with Johnny Simpson Miss Holden Necker with Tom King Miss Sallie Forth with Jack West Miss Radie Ator with Ed ' Barksdale Miss Taken with Bob Garrett Miss Allie Gretto with Cory Woodbury Miss Blossom Time with Claude Nunn Miss Pincher Thigh with " Bus " Cilley Miss Ourie with " Horny " Tarral Miss Millie Waulkie with " Cap " Miller Miss Joy Waters with Burt Rawlins Miss L ' ra Dude with Erie Rucker Miss Tye Tanic with Bill Owens Miss Quarta Grain with " Snooky " New- man Miss Peggy Legg with George Day Miss Hallie Tosis with Willy Thompson Miss Greta Neck with Len ' Preston Miss Reddy Rubb with George Hales Miss Princess Slips with Shep Mondy Miss Ginger Ale with David Combs Miss Rita Book with Nels ' Higgins MARSHALS AND DRAGS Miss Pecka Peaches with " Maggie " Mc- Gehee Miss Uppa Berth with Cy ' Kump Miss Dellah Ware with Bill Wickes Miss I ' nda Growth with Wade Wood Miss Birdie Beak with Dick Ketner Miss Letcha Cissa with Harry Hopewell Miss Nita Short with Frank Markle Miss Ina Storm with Sam Franklin Miss Lacer Corsets with Pres ' Bowman Miss Helen Blazes with " Hen " Sheild Miss Blowah Knose with Dick Marshall Miss Petty Coates with George Ward Miss Ellie Phant with Herbert Gregory Miss Shakem Wright with " Peter " Mc- Dowell Miss Squeezer Hard with " Chick " Wood- ward Miss Diga Ditch with " Dooley " Halstead Miss Nellie Pants with Mott Robertson Miss Annie Mation with Harry White Miss Alky Hall with " Cueball " Lockwood Miss Mary Time with Fred Barkus Miss Feena Mint with Ed ' Wightman Miss May Not with " Minnie " Marchant Miss Ellen Damnation with Abe Fulkerson Miss Lima Bean with Bob Spilman Miss Duer Dirt with Bob Mitchell Miss Netta Profits with John Pendleton Miss Issippi with " Chink " Shepperson Miss Rida Ford with Bill Englehard Miss Puncha Button with " Booty " Mann Miss Lotta Class with " Hunky " Harring- ton Miss Terra Dress with Deck ' Decker Miss Loosa Rep « ith Martin Delaney Miss U. N. Igo with Bill Black Miss May Breath with " Ducky " Watts Miss Minnie Apolis with Bill Morgan Miss Pusha Carte with " Richard Dix " Eppes Miss Virginia Beach with Bill Old Miss Callie Fornia with " Bus " Williamson Miss Watcha Nees with DeLancey Hanger Miss X. Pectation with " Mac " Mclver Miss Wilder Oats with Boiling Batte Miss Nosa Onions with Brad ' Fulkerson Miss Fitt with " Pinky " Tharnhill Miss Staunton with Dick Peyton Miss Millie Ammeter with " Monk " Morre! Miss Vic ' Trola with Horace Long Miss Renta Garments with Lud ' Montague Miss Kitty Carr with " Rusty " Ogilvie Miss Pulla Bone with Frank Clements Miss Vera Deep with Bill Read Miss Ima Pippin with " Doc " Renn Miss Iphelia Slipping with Johnson Couch Miss Lotsa Loving with " Shorty " Moore Miss Throwah Fitt with Gene Robbins Miss Emma Nex with Timmie Loftin UOMAN l,I,K(;iAN PI{j;i ' ARIN(i HOT DATI-; (Note the waxed imistaelie) " Who hit you in the nose? " " Hit me hell; I got drmik am: pecker. " thought I was a wood- I Mean Undressed. Hollins College, April 15, 1928. Diiiling Dot : Oh my DEAR, I ' m too THRILLED for WORDS! I ' ve just come back from one of those aDORable HOPS at V. M. I. I mean it was SIMPly MARvelous. And the uniforms the Keydets wore were PERfectly STUN- Ning. They were grey, trimmed in black and some of them wore BEAUtiful red ribbons around their waists. I MEAN I wish they had been PINK; then they would have gone so HOTsy with my totSY new paJAmas. And the orchestra was ACtually deLIcious. Really the KEYdets are too FRIENDly for words. And COL ' RTeous? They call each other by their initials — O. G., ( Positively, I thought at first that meant OLD GOLD), O. D., O. C, etc.— and after that STUNning dance mv CA ' VEman inSISted on mv having a date with a MINK. I was TERribly HOT and BOTHered, and felt all VO-do-deo. When they were at S. E. I. (I haven ' t the SLIGHT- est idea what that means) a funny little man gave a COMmand and then everybody started walking around in the same direction. I MEAN they really looked CHICKen. Made me wish I was a MAN. The SHAG SATurday night was PERfectly IT-y. THE DUCKiest boy came up and danced with me. I hadn ' t met him and when I told him so he said, " HELL, woman, I ' m taking just as BIG a chance as you are. " Now wouldn ' t that SIMplv STAGger you? One boy TOOK me OFF the floor ' (something I NEVER do) but I found out that he was built for comfort — not for SPEED. Another one I MET was AWfully inTRIG- uing — and FAST? Once I was dancing with HIM and would you believe it, my DEAR, I SUDdenly felt all VEAK and WOBbly. So we went over to J. .M. Hall and caught some NICotine. The other things we did were just like a BACHelor ' s children — none to speak of. Well, I positively must stop and write to V. l. I. Finals are coming, you know, and I do SO want to make them. 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West Phone 295 HOTEL ROANOKE A Modern 200-Room Version of an Old English Inn ROANOKE, VIRGINIA AMPLE FREE MANAGEMENT PARKING SPACE FAY M. THOMAS RATES: $1.50 SINGLE TO S6.00 DOUBLE Norfolk and Western Railway Company To Cadets V.M.I. : Your attention is invited to the excellent service of the Norfolk Western Railway for Cadets of the Virginia Military Institute returning home after Finals : TO CHATTANOOGA. NASHVILLE, MEMPHIS Lv. Buena VUta 7:13 A.M. Ar. Chaltanooga 8:43 P.M. Lv. Roanoke 9:40 A.M. Ar. Corinth 3:55 A.M. Ar. Knoxville 5:25 P.M. Ar. Memphis 6.50 A.M. Ar. Nashville 6:30 A.M. Sleepers to Nashville and Memphis — Dining Cars To Petersburg and Norfolk, with direct connection at Petersburg for Savannah, Jacksonville and all points South thereof. Lv. Lexington 10:45 A.M. Lv. Roanoke 11:50 A.M Lv. Lynchburg 1 :25 P.M We shall be glad to make all arrangements f Ar. Petersburg 4:40 P.M. Ar. Suffolk 6:10 P.M. Ar. Norfolk 6:45 P.M. tickets and Pullman space desired to points, upon request. For the purpose of arranging all the details for your trip, we at the Dutch Inn, Lexington, Virginia. GEORGE M. PITZER, Traveling Paiscngcr Agcn " Regulation " —AT WEST POINT AND V. M. L Gloves Since 1854 The Daniel Hays Company GLOVERSVILLE, N. Y. C. T. HAWKINS « COMPANY General Agents FIRE AND CASUALTY INSURANCE CHARLESTON. W. VA. SPECIAL RATE SERVICE ON BROKERED LINES STEAKS A SPECIALTY REGULAR DINNER 40c DIXIE CAFE " Home Sweet Home " 23 W. Washington St. LEXINGTON. VA. Hotel Stonewall Jackson European Plan STAUNTON. VIRGINIA Fireproof Virginia ' s Most Distinctive Hotel A. T. MOORE. President In the Wonderful Shenandoah Valley BEASLEY AND BOON COMPANY INCORPORATED Wholesale Poultry. Eggs and Butter ROANOKE. VIRGINIA THE V. M. L POST EXCHANGE Virginia Military Institute LEXINGTON, VA. An exchange operated in Barracks for the cadets by a Council which serves without compensation. It supplants agencies operated for the gain of individ- uals. Its profits are returned to the Corps of Cadets for purposes which benefit the corps as a whole. Profit dist ributions for the year ending June 30, 1927, were as follows: Advertising in Cadet publications $ 226.62 Wiring publication rooms : 13.48 Cadet grid board . 5.00 Cheer leader ' s expenses 97.87 Private wires for football games 137.00 Taking V. M. I. Band on trips 172.68 Monogram sweaters 308.98 Rifle Team expenses 410.66 Fitting up ladies ' room in Ninety-four Hall 290.92 Gymnasium apparatus 868.60 Equipping dormitory for visiting teams 35 3.70 Equipping Athletic Association offices 316.76 Bleachers for Ninety-four Hall 956.40 Chairs for Ninety-four Hall 793.23 Equipment for Athletic Association 2,502.48 $7,454.38 INVESTMENT SECURITIES " We Bank on the South " CALDWELL « COMPANY Southern Securities 400 Union Street Nashville, Tenn. Offices in Principal Cities 5,000,000 Square Yards in 1926 Cadets taking C.E. Course will please take note that " Kyrock. " produced by the Kentucky Rock Asphalt Company. Inc.. is generally considered the best road surfacing material on the market today. Hundreds of miles now on old macadam, gravel, tclford. brick, concrete and asphalt. No beating or special equipment needed to lay Kyrock. Send for brochure N. R. and get posted on Kyrock. for you will certainly use it in your highway work after graduation. Used now in thirty-three states and several foreign countries. Plant and Quarries KYROCK, EDMONDSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY General Office LOUISVILLE, KY., M. E. TAYLOR BUILDING Shipping Points BOWLING GREEN. KENTUCKY ROCKPORT. KENTUCKY — Waffles from an exclusive recipe — Made-to-order Sandwiches — Home-made Pastries — Subway Specialties — Western Steaks Open Through V. M. I. finals THE SUBWAY KITCHEN IntorporJtcd J. W. Rapp, Mgc. Phose 532 Rapp Motor Co. INCORPORATED LEXINGTON, VA. STORAGE: Flat and Transit Handling Wrecks Our Specialty GAS, OIL. ACCESSORIES ALL NIGHT SERVICE HOTEL ROBERT E. LEE MODERN AND FIREPROOF LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA ROANOKE GLASS COMPANY INCORPORATED JOBBERS AND WHOLESALE DEALERS IN GLASS— SASH— DOORS— CONSTRUCTION Mirror Manufacturers p. O. BOX 1094 Phone 3 671 ROANOKE. VA. Dance Programs and Invitations Dance Novelties and Favors The Chas. H. Elliott Co. The Largest College Engraving House in the World Commencement Invitations, Class Day Programs, Class Pins and Rings Seventeenth Street and Lehigh Avenue PHILADELPHIA Official Jewelers to V. M. I. 1928, 1929 AND 1930 Classes School Catalogs and Illustrations Fraternity and Class Stationery Wedding Invitations Calling Cards. Menus WITH COMPLIMENTS FROM A FRIEND IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA WHO GREATLY ADMIRES THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE AND WHO BELIEVES IT TO BE ONE OF THE BEST INSTITUTIONS OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD CARNEAL AND JOHNSTON RICHMOND. VIRGINIA Architects and Engineers DESIGNED SCOTT SHIPP HALL ADDITIONS TO MESS HALL RECENT ADDITIONS TO BARRACKS ALUMNI HALL GYMNASIUM CENTRAL HEATING PLANT OFFICERS QUARTERS Otetson U Robert E. Lee Hotel Clothes and Haberdashery NATIONALLY KNOWN $29.50— $34.50 JUSTLY FAMOUS GILBERT GROCERY CO. INCORPORATED Wholesale Grocers LYNCHBURG. VA. We cater to Schools and In- stitutional Trade, supplying the best in food products. Our Brands Servus and Fairfax Hall, fan- cy quality. William Byrd and Red and White, choice quality. NOT WHERE IT ' S CLEANED BUT HOW THAT COUNTS SMITH ' S DRY CLEANING WORKS 105 N. Jefferson Street PHONE 514 HOTEL CARROLL LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA European Firesafe One Hundred Sixty- Five Rooms Garage in Connection We ' re Also the School Boy ' s Friend You ' ll feel at home here. And you ' ll be well fed with the choicest foods an ex- pert chef knows how to select and prepare. You ' ll be taken care of here. FOX ' S LEXINGTON, VA. Rockbridge National Bank LEXINGTON. VA. Paul A. penick S. M. DUNLAP A. P. WADE FDWING ADAIR ..Vice-President .Assistant Caihii Capital, Surplus, Profits $275,000.00 Resources Over TWO MILLION DOLLARS COMPLIMENTS OF The Huger-Davidson- Sale Company Inc. Branch Houses STAUNTON. VA. BUENA VISTA. VA. ASK YOUR TAILOR When You Want Refined Atmosphere and Good Food THE DUTCH INN Open at All Hours Mrs. R. L. Owen Equipped with many years ' experience for making photographs of all sorts desirable for illustrating College Annuals. Best obtain- able artists, workmanship and the capacity for prompt service WHITE STUDIO Photographers to " 1928 BOMB " 220 West 42nd Street NEW YORK DO YOU KNOW We make a " SPECIAL " Ice Cream, very rich, smooth, and won- derfully delicious? It is " Special " in the sense that it meets the requirements of par- ticular hosts and hostesses for luncheons, dinners, elaborate ban- quets and all rare occasions. 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Heyman Bolding. was editor-in-ch ief of the first issue of the Bomb, which was in turn the first college annual issued in the South. ) rSTABLISHED 1818 Clothes for Sport or General Wear Send for Brooks ' s illisccllany BOSTON PALM BEACH NEWPORT 4 %i _ -S s Efiiiiv PRACHT CANDIES SYMBOLIC OF PURITY MADE ONLY BY DAWSON « CO. BALTIMORE, MD. SOCIETY BRAND CLOTHES SOLD BY Big " C ' Clothing Company LYNCHBURG. VIRGINIA White Oak Chair Mfg. Co. T. Q. Thomson, Pcoprietoc The Most Comfortable and Absolutely the Strongest CHAIR On Earth Regardless of Price CULPEPER, VIRGINIA Made of Select White Oak Timber SHOES FOR ALL OCCASIONS Whether designed for the stren- uous pastimes of the great out- doors, the regular pursuits of daily affairs, or the smart func- tions of evening. Propst-Childress Shoe Co. 305 South Jefferson Street ROANOKE. VA. Glenn-Minnick Clothing Co. of Roanoke, Virginia Wishes to express its Thanks and Appreciation for the Corps Patronage during the past year. E. T. 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Western Avenue Chicago, Illinois Gjvery Molloy MaAt Fishburne MiUtary School Established 1879 Waynesboro, Virginia Endorsed by the Virginia Military In- :titute and graduates admitted to lead- ing Universities and Colleges on cer- tificate. Member of the Association of Col- leges and Secondary Schools of the Southern States. Member of the Association of Mili- tary Colleges and Schools of the United States. Limited enrollment. Boys taught hovir to study under the supervised study hall system. Public Speaking. Expe- rienced Faculty. All sports. Cadet band and orchestra. Unit of the R. O. T. C. Write for Catalogue Col. Morgan H. Hudgins Principal EVERYBODY GOES TO McCRUM ' S THE CADET KNOWS GOOD THINGS TO EAT ' Meet me at McCrum ' s after the show. We can get waited on so much quicker and everything tastes so good. " McCRUM S FOUNTAIN The Best in Town DIAMONDS WATCHES JEWELRY Special Designs Gladly Submitted Hci ebry © 8)oiv lEWELERSii Diamond MERCHANy Jewelers for Cadet Captains ' Watches 1928 209 Jefferson Street ROANOKE. VA. Steel Bridges Buildings, Etc. . IRON CO. ROANOKE. BIRMINGHAM MEMPHIS. ATLANTA NEW ORLEANS. LOS ANGELES NEW YORK CHARLOTTE, DALLAS EL PASO WHEN YOU WISH TO MAKE A SAFE INVESTMENT Let us submit for your consideration de- tailed information and recommendations as to the securities we offer. Tfiesc Include: U. S. Government Bonds and Treasury Certificates State. County and Municipal Bonds First Mortgage Real Estate Loans Railroad, Public Utility Industrial Bonds and Preferred Stocks Foreign Bonds Fred ' k E. Nolting J Co., Inc. INVESTMENTS 907 East Main Street RICHMOND. VA. CHARLOTTESVILLE WOOLEN MILLS Charlottesville. Virginia MANUFACTURERS OF High Grade Woolen Cloths For Army, Navy and Military Schools The Largest Assortment and Best Quality of Cadet Grays INCLUDING THOSE USED AT THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT AND OTHER LEADING MILITARY SCHOOLS OF THE COUNTRY PRESCRIBED AND USED BY THE CADETS OF THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE AND 3S OTHER FL.A ORS Quinn-Marshall Company IMPORTERS AND DISTRIBUTORS DRY GOODS NOTIONS and GENTS ' FURNISHINGS RISE AND SHINE Familiar Words to Service Men Shine with WHITTEMORE ' S SHOE POLISHES They Pass All Inspections SPECIFY WHITTEMORE ' S J. w. ZIMMERMAN Jeweler and 0 tic7an Graduate Optician Registered Optometrist Large Line V. M. . jewelry LEXINGTON, VA. ' KEYDETS " AND THEIR FRIENDS KNOW WHERE TO GET GOOD SERVICE Friendly Treatment and the Best Sandwiches Fountain Drinks, Whitman ' s Candy V. M. I. Stationery, Smoking Material Toilet Goods and other things in the Drug Store Line TRY US FOR SERVICE Come or Phone 41 RICE ' S DRUG STORE " The Friendly Store " Tom Rice. Proprietor 17 W. Nelson Street LEXINGTON. Va. MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT THE LEXINGTON POOL COMPANY ' S NEWEST AND NICEST POOL AND BILLIARD PARLORS PROMPT AND COURTEOUS SERVICE Murphy ' s Hotel Virginia ' s Largest and Best Known Hostelry Headquarters for College Men Eighth and Broad Street RICHMOND, VA. Clothes for Young Men PRICES $30 — $35 — $40 $45 The Newest Furnishings KNOX AND STETSON HATS Bush and Hancock Incorporated 18 West Campbell Ave. ROANOKE. VA. MILITARY RAINCAPES MILITARY RAINCOATS FOR SCHOOLS RANEJACKET " FOR GOLF " RANEKIT " FOR MOTORISTS Ponchos and Civilian Raincoats for Men, Women and Children Northeastern Products Co Incorporated 202 West 40th Street NEW YORK CITY The Industrial Bank of Richmond Sixth and Main Streets RICHMOND. VIRGINIA AUGUSTA MILITARY ACADEMY A Military preparatory school with a country location in the famous Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Pre-ares for all Univer- sities. West Point and Annapolis. Army officers detailed by the War Department. Junior R. O. T. C. Absolutely fireoroof bar- racks. All modern improvements. Ab ' e faculty of college men. Small classes and individual instruction. Supervised athletics. 250 acres. Rifle range and target practice under personal sunervision. Enrollment limited to 275. Boys from 26 states and 5 foreign countries last year. Sixty-second session begins September 19th. Member of the Association of Military Colleges and School cf the United States. For Catalog Address Col. T. J. Roller or Maj. C. S. Roller, Jr., Prim. FORT DEFIANCE, VIRGINIA Goodman Suss Suits Walk-Over Shoes Emery and Ide Shirts Crofut Knapp and Berg Hats Everything in Haberdash- ery for the Cadet TOLLEY ' S TOGGERY I 1 1 Ne ' son St. Phone 164 i ' S? . SEE ENDLESS CAVERNS New Market. Va. ed the :iful of tl ,cm„g Po New Easily accessible from Lexington is Endless Caverns, one of the great mas- terpieces of nature, which has drawn ihis year more than 250.000 visitors. Revisit Shnandoah Valley. Send your friends. Map and beautiful booklet free. Write ENDLESS CAVERNS. 67, New Market. Va. TOWNS BUS LINE, Inc. AND VIRGINIA MOTOR LINES, Inc. SUBSIDIARIES EASTERN PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATION De Luxe Motor Coach Service ROANOKE LEXINGTON STAUNTON HARRISONBURG NEW MARKET WINCHESTER LYNCHBURG BEDFORD FINCASTLE CLIFTON FORGE CHRISTIANSBURG RADFORD PULASKI WYTHEVILLE ABINGDON BRISTOL ALL TRAIN CONNECTIONS MRS. COOK ' S CAFETERIA 805 E. Grace Street Richmond, Va. When the Bomb Explodes At Commencement All the Fragments That Hit Richmond Will Be Welcomed at " Mrs. Cook ' s " Where Southern Hospitality Flowers Headquarters of the V. M. I. football team and of the Alumni of V. M. I. and many other Southern colleges. Convenient to everything in Atlanta and only five minutes from Grant Field. 600 outside rooms, each with private bath, circulating ice water, electric fan and full Bowman service. THE ATLANTA BILTMORE A BOWMAN BILTMORE INSTITUTION Rates From $3.50 The South ' s Supreme Hotel Atlanta. Ga. Wayland Gorrell Drug Store Main Street V. M. I. Stationery Satisfied Customers Our Motto Come to See Us McCOY ' S Good Things to Eat Fancy Groceries, Fresh Fruit, Vegetables A Complete Line OF Imported and Domestic CHEESE We Deliver Any Time PHONES: 147, 78, 174, 98, 181 LEXINGTON, VA. RIDABOCK « CO. 25 1 Fifth Avenue NEW YORK, NEW YORK Established 1847 MAKERS OF UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENTS OF QUALITY V. M. I. Swords, Capes Plumes. Sashes, Etc. Riding Coats and Breeches. Jodphurs and Polo Breeches for Ladies and Gentlemen Congratulations TO THE CLASS OF 1928 If We Can Serve You on Any Form of Insurance Protec- tion Call on Us Ivey Kirkpatrick G. M. 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