Virginia Military Institute - Bomb Yearbook (Lexington, VA)

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- •;vrv. r, X ' -., -w j ' :--? J-t ■ » £i ' l - f •■» _k ¥ H E BW»S ai«»!0»» W«M» i ' l«.V 9 -i a4(«MM«l.. ' «l«t»l « ' .» l»iB »- » Mw »• atOS 9 ?■•■ ,.„,.„_. J VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE LEXINGTON. VIRGINIA VOLUME ONE, 1885 VOLUME FIFTY-ONE, 1935 W. C. HOLT, Editor J. C. MEEM II, Business Manaser COLONEL CLAUDE CROZET President of the first Board of Visitors Organizer of the Virginia Military Institute 11 il E il if yN the year of 1885, a group of Cadets met to choose a staff to edit an annual for their Finals. During the meeting barracks were shaken by the explosion of a bomb in the courtyard. When the ex- citement had ceased it was thought proper to call their book " The Bomb " as significant of the Third Classmen ' s practice of throwing explosives. Albert Howell and Henry W. Holt were elected as Editor and Business Manager. Thus by such action fifty years ago the V. M. I. " Bomb, " the old ' est college annual in the South, had its origin. » » » » » MAJOR GENERAL FRANCIS HENRY SMITH B uilder and Rebuilder of The Virginia Military Institute Superintendent 1839-1890 H g JUR debt is to the past. Since V. 1839 great men have given themselves for developing the tradi ' tions of V. M. I. They have built unshakably and molded strongly that the future might profit through the works of the past. They have striven with the hope that their ef forts might bring you a success worthy of your training. May this " Bomb " as your annual serve to re- call to your memory in future years the Corps of 1935 and the men who gave the Virginia Military Institute its greatness. » » » » » U mMWmj i iiMl»ui i Miwm — — www jw ii mwii iM ri ui , MAJOR GENERAL JOHN ARCHER LEJEUNE Superintendent Virginia Military Institute I o fW is the purpose of this book to i- ' present a true and complete picture of the V. M. I. — to crystal ' li2;e our impressions of cadet life and activity, of the Institute and all that it means to us. Not only is this vol ' ume a graphic reproduction of the physical things that have suf rounded us for four years, but an attempt to convey and articulate the effect that our association with the ideals created by our predeces- sors has made upon us. And so, in the following pages, we present V. M. I. as we have experienced it. » »i jwt w wjiw« i . i wn ii i— ■ mm mm I ¥HE IM$¥ITUTE (-.oiOr fAM «■ !: ttJ tyy f.j kmrt- iw ' ianme i Jl AURY, pathfinder of the seas, chart maker for mt r " the world, teacher of men. Great-hearted, great- minded, great-willed, his life the glory of the world he served. V. M. I. he served also. And V. M. I. is linked fast with the grandeur of his genius, linked by the binding and eternal influences his power exerted, adding tradition to an ever growing store, coupling with that tradition the all-important will to uphold. His life was simple as are the lives of all great men. His nature was gentle, which gentleness served only to add more power to an unflinching will. V. M. I., his last work, gained greatly from that mind, that mellowness of spirit which were his greatness. It has caught something of their grandeur, a grandeur man- ifested no less because its source has cast anchor. He livesc yet in the heritage his world received. V. M. I. is honored in being a major part of that world. nBBBnoHmnaMHMiMn r mM 0%.»mk -s gm mmt I wttiS isJr R ife ' •p i I I a ROBERT W. M ASSIE President THE BOARD OF VISITORS Robert W. Massie, President Lynchburg Lewis E. Steele, Secretary Lexington MEMBERS Joseph Button Richmond Harry H. Holt Hampton Lawrence W. H. Pevton Staunton Alexander F. Ryland Richmond W. W. BoxLEY Roanoke G. Serpell Norfolk William H. Cocke Claremont Samuel King Funkhouser Roanoke MEMBERS OF THE BOARD EX-OFFICIO S. Gardner Waller, Adjutant General of Virginia Richmond Sidney B. Hall, Superintendent of Public Instruction Richmond HIS EXCELLENCY, GEORGE C. PEERY, Gov Commander-in-Chief ( Lor more than a year the Virginia Military Institute has had a (- new Commander-in-Chief. This man is Governor George C. Peery, who has ably filled the post since the beginning of 1934. In that time Governor Peery has proved himself a warm friend of the Instiiu.e. Perhaps such friendship may be held over from the days when he was just across the " Hill " attending Washington and Lee University. He was graduated from that school in 1897, a Phi Beta Kappa member. It can be said sincerely that he is competently fitted for his position as Governor, having represented his state in the Con- gress of the United States and having served on the State Corporation Committee of Virginia. C ke Jjon h MAJOR-GENERAL JOHN A LEJEUNE Superintendent o ' vYj JOR General John A. Lejeune, retired. United States Marine - ' Corps, is the fifth Superintendent of the Virginia MiHtarv In- stitute, having assumed that post in 1929. He has led a colorful and an adventurous life. The famous Second Division of the Marine Corps which participated in the battles of Chateau Thierry and Belleau Wood, was under his command dur- ing the World War. Upon assuming the duties of Superintendent at V. M. I., General Lejeune soon impressed the Corps of Cadets with his fairness. Our first impressions have remained throughout the years we ha e spent under his leadership and he holds a place in the heart oi e erv cadet. It has been an honor for us of ' 35 to have served under him. ( ke Jjomb taxixixxtxxmu Colonel HUNTER PENDLETON M.A., Ph.D. Professor of General and Applied Chemisfry Colonel HENRY C. FORD B.S., Ph.D. Professor of History Colonel FRANCIS MALLORY C.E. Professor of Physics Colonel WILLIAM M. HUNLEY B.A. Professor of Economics and Political Scienc C ke Jjon h ma:mmn::::i::::::::::!:;::::::;::: Colonel T. A. E. MOSELEY B.A., Ph.D. Professor of Spanish Colonel EDWARD STEIDTMANN A.B., A.M., Ph.D. Professor of Mineralogy and Geology Colonel RAYMOND E, DIXON B.A., M.A. Professor of English and Liferatur Colonel STEWART W. ANDERSON as., M.S. Professor of Electrical Engineering ' ' am C ke Jjomb tititiiitmtxxuxtixti Colonel JAMES A. ANDERSON B.S.. C.E. Professor of Civil Engineering Colonel GEORGE L. BARTON, JR. B.A., M.A.. Ph.D. Professor of Latin and English Colonel B, DAVIS MAYO B.S. Professor of Mathematics Colonel ROBERT L. BATES A.B,, LL.B., A.M., Ph.D. Professor of Psychology and Philosophy C ke Jjonil) ::i:::::::::::::::::::::z:n:::i:::i:nn: Colonel SAMUEL M. MILLNER B.S., M.A. Professor of French Lieutenant Co ' onel ROBERT J. TRINKLE as.. M.S. Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Lieutenant Colonel MURRAY F. EDWARDS B.S.. M.A. Associate Professor of German Lieutenant Colonel ROBERT A. MARR, JR. B.S., M.S.. C,E. Associate Professor of Civil Engineering I ' I i C ke Jjomh Lieutenant Colonel KENNETH S. PURDIE B.S. Associate Professor of Mathematics Lieutenant Colonel WHITING F. YOUNG B.S., M.A., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Chemistry Lieutenant Colonel HENLEY P. BOYKIN B.S., C.E., D.I.C. Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Dr, Lieutenant Colonel STERLING U. HEFLIN B.S., M.S.. M.A. Associate Professor of Physics ( ke Jjonih mnn:::::::::: h- Lieut. Col. HERNANDO M. READ B.A., M.A. Associate Professor of Engiisfi Lieut. Col. WILLIAM E. BYRNE E.E., Ph.D. issociate Professor of Mathematic Maior ROBERT P. CARROLL B A.. MA. Asst. Professor of Biology Major BLANDY B. CLARKSON B.S. Assistant Professor of Matherratic •-.■ ■ . ' i3iKimm (L ke Jjomb Maior RICHARD C. WEAVER B.S.. M.S. Assistant Professor of Ptiysics Majcr PAUL WELLES A B., M A. Asst. Professor of German and French Ivlaior JOHN S. JAMISON. JR. B.S. Asst. Professor Electrical Engineering |or JAMES A MITCHELL, JR. B A Assistant Professor of Englisfi Major LUDWELL L. MONTAGUE B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of History Major N. BEVERLEY TUCKER B.S.. M.S.. Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Chemistry 4 Cylie Jjomh Colonel GEORGE A. DERBYSHIRE Colonel WILLIAM COUPER Colone 1 ROBERT LEMIvlON Military Executive Officer S.B., C.E. M.D. (Second Lieut., U. S. Army, Retired) Business Executive Officer Surgeon THE ADMINISTRATION Major ERNEST A. SALE Purchasing Officer Major R. STRIBLING MARSHALL Major FRANK A. GROVE B.S. Quartermaster Captain LEWIS E. STEELE Military Storekeeper MARGARET VINCENT JONES NELLIE TRACY GIBBS Librarian Custodian of lh« Memorial Roomi " " . gggflilig lgjjg C ke Jjonib DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING Memrers First Class T. S. Arnold W. P. Bagwell J. J. Burgess H. F. Carper I. Chang G. W. Bowers R. A. Derby L. J. DeMeo R. G. Elliott W. Emory D. T. Faries J. C. Van ' derslice G. G. Freeman C R. HEADLE-i ' C. W. Han-cock J. E. Jordan O. E. Jordan E. B. Joseph J. W. Kennedy E. A. Law W. C. List J. H. Lord J. N. Lorentzen H. W. Martens J. C. Meem W. R. Moore G. D. Morgan J. A. Newman R. G. O ' Hara E. P. Parks A. W. Patterson O. T. Price T. T . QuiGLEY W. y. Rawlings E. H. Renn T. F. Riley W. Rosch T. S. RVLAND J. C. Sherman C. H. Smith H i L Stewart E. B. Strange G. J. Travis C. E. Thurston C. S. A ' ADEN H. D. ' EASEY J. H. Zimmerman R. N. ACKERI.V J. B. Adams O. H. Adams J. A. BOTT A. A. C. BUKFALANO R. W. Carrier R. E. Coleman J. J. CuRLEV, Jr. R. S. DoDSON, Jr. R. B. Douglas D. 0. Duncan J. H. Eari.e, TR. j. H. East Second Class J. A. GlALANELLA, Jr. C. M. Hunter J. H. Keller L. E. Keyes T. A. List G. B. Luck R. H. Martin S. L. McMillin S. R. McRoRiE . Michelson H. C. Mitchell W. H. Oglesby A. F. Penzold, Jr. C. H. Peitvjohn S. T. Pons, Jr. F. M. Rakfo W. T. RisoN C. W. Royce E. C. Rucker R. A. Segarra, Jr. A. C. SiZER H. G. Tayloe, Jr. J. Tyler, Jr. A, T. White C. W. WlI.LOUGHBY A. H. Witt, Jr. ( ke Jjonih t:::::::«::t:::::::n«t:«:::i:::::::K: I J ' ITH forty-eight First C!assmcn and thirty-nine Second Classmen, the oldest course at the Institute continues to lead the other courses in membership. In the absence of Colonel J. A. Anderson, who is still acting as State Engineer for Virginia, Lieutenant-Colonel R. A. Marr, Jr., is filling the position of departmental head. Civil Engineering as taught at the Institute is a course that peculiarly well fits a man for civil life. Practical work along with the necessary theory adds to the interest, and the field trips are never-to-be-forgotten journeys. The course covers all around education, and when a man leaves the Institute he is fitted for any type of normal business life or for specialization in the Civil Engineering field. To think clearly and cogently is the aim of the instruction, and the clear thinker is the man who gets ahead in the world. Proof of the value of this system lies in the success of the majority of V. M. I. ' s C. E. alumni. The American Society of Civil Engineers has a student chapter at the Institute and this year under the guidance of Lieutenant-Colonel Marr it showed its initiative by holding the first student chapter convention ever held in Virginia. Washington and Lee, Virginia, and V. P. I. were the guest chapters at this first convention. The value of the A. S. C. E. meetings held throughout the year lies in teaching a man to stand on his own feet and present to an audience some topic of interest. These meetings and the Public Speaking course remove the stage fright so hazard- ous to any man ' s future. In addition, the A. S. C. E. presents programs with prominent engineers as the principal speakers. »a 3e 45 y ( ke Jjomb tu t t t t s ttt wm 4 THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY J. T. AVERV L. E. Bell E. H. BODE.NHEIM L. E. Booth C. Burton G. W. Carpenter W. H. Cavedo J. W. Childress W. B. COSDEN H. C. Crafton W. W. CURRESCE H. M. Dalton Members First Class G. E. Deppe W. T. Downey J. P. English R. W. Evans G. E. Fort J. J. Freeman J. S. Grastv A. T. Harris J. L. Hicks F. W. High J. W. Humphreys F. L. Kelly L. C. Knight O. H. McClunc C. V. Oatley J. C. Parker S. V. Parsons J. G. Penn H. W. Peters C. F. ScHUPP S. P. Smith A. J. Snapp T. B. Vaden O. E. Williams ' . G. Williamson W. !1. Atkins, Jr. R. R. B ' -.ARUEN, Jr. A. C. B• VERLY A. p. Booker R. W. Boyd N. L. Cavedo A. F. Clark Second Class R. G. Crump C. H. CURFMAN, Jr. R. W. Gentry J. B, Hacklev. Ir. W. H. KIRKP. TRICK J. Y. Mason, Jr. M. A. Mullen W. R. O Brifn R. J. SCOTT J. L. Sinclair, Jr. D. B. Thrift S. J. Weilman, Jr. J. M. Willis, ]v. R. B. Willis p— O ( ' J J O ))1 I) tn:;u:n::u:::::n:n:: HE Chemistry Department of the Virginia MiHtary Institute has a long and enviable record of service to the school, state and nation through the grad- uates that it has trained. Begun as a separate department in 1842, only three years after the school itself, it has been in continuous operation since, except for one year, that immediately following the War between the States. It was in the Chem- istry Department that " Stonewall " Jackson served when he was a professor at the Institute. Since the time that the Department was founded there have been several sidi- lines established, but of these, which have included Agricultural Chemistry, the Pre- Medical and the Chemistry courses are the only ones surviving. The degree of Bachelor of Science is given to graduates in both courses. Improvements are being constantly made in all courses offered and the past year has seen the introduction of Pre-Medical Psychology into the Second Class and the beginning of a period of Physical Chemistry Laboratory in the First Class. The value of all courses offered has been greatly enhanced by the improvements in the equipment of Maury- Brooke Hall, which was completely renovated during the summer of 1934. In ad- dition to this step forward, a new Third Class laboratory has been installed in the Utilities Building. Throughout its life the Department has endeavored to instill into its students the true spirit of scientific attainment in the realm of Chemistry and the related fields of endeavor. It has attempted to make its men tolerant of the work of others and cognizant of contemporary advance. Its aim has been to produce men able to impress any group and esp;cially fitted to make his way in his chosen field, Chem- istry. - :mt C ke Jjomb ; ' %:it. " V ' ?«g ' " i THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING H. A. Armistead E. T. Arnold F. B. Cavanauch E. M. COWARBIN I. G. Foster Memblrs First Class C. C. Frost V. N. Hansford C. M. Lowe . F. Major S. H. McKlBBEN E, L. NussEV C. F. O ' Riordan- E. L. Raskin T. D. Si.EDGE R. F. Trant F. C. VosE J. E. Wales R. L. Mitchell Second Class C. L. Burleigh, Jr. J. H. Culpepper, Jr. J. D. deButts R. C. HoRNE, Jr. J. H. James R. B. Macgurn M. B. Marshall, Jr. H. S. Massie J. N. Maxev, Jr. E. G. S. Maxwell N. M. Osborne, Jr. L. Powell, Jr. J. C. Staples H. C. WOODHOUSE, Jr. O e J J o })i I) HE Department of Hlectrical Engineering was finnided m IcS ' AS, and ni spite of its comparatively late start, the excellence of its curriculum ranks witli those of the corresponding departments in the larger technological schools of the country. Despite the fact that the improvements in electrical techniqtie are con- stantly changing, the department has kept pace with the most modern methods, and has closely followed new developments. V. M. I. graduates hold positions in all branches of the electrical field and the department enjoys a high p ' ace in the eyes of the profession. The completion of the Nichols Engineering Hall in 1931 was a gala event for the the Electricians. New and more spacious quarters, complete and up-to-the- minute laboratories and all sorts of the latest equipment and apparatus now belong to them. Practical applications of the theoretical studies give the cadet an oppor- tunity to pursue the course to its fullest extent. The imposing course offered by the Electrical Engineering Department is hacked up by the capability of its instructors. Every man on the faculty has had both graduate work and practical experience along the hnes m which he specializes. To this is due the reputation of the graduates of the department. The outlook for the future of V. M, I. ' s electrical engineering course is exceed- ingly bright, and as the years roll by, the commercial and scientific world will find its graduates filling their posts with an ever-increasing degree of technical skill. fm C ke Jjomo » » : n ;ni;» n u{uuuu«?m»«tn;; i .„ . .r -, THE DEPARTMENT OF LIBERAL ARTS J. F. Albert E. P. Bailev W. C. BOXLEY B. R. Brown C. A. Brown D. M. Campbei.t. J. R. Cranfori) A. D. Davi W . B. Fkrrem, M];.mi!i;rs l- ' iiit Chiss A. M. FoLTZ W. V. Giles F. H. Harlow W. C. Holt R. F. Kirks J. M. Klip J. R. Little H. D. LUCKETT D. S McMllTTN J. K. Piiii.pnir I. H. Smith E. H. Telfair M. S. Trick A. A. Vandegrift H. nE J, ' ALGHA - J. V. Walker T. C. VATKI -s E. H. Williams J. B. Young M. B. Bair C. 1.. Banks W. B. Bow ERS G. M. Brooke, Jr. D. R. CONTE R. M. Cunningham, Jr. C. M. HeC ' amps Sico,,, Cl iss J. T. Hall, Jr. H. II. HiGinnWEK W. R. IlllLS, JK. W. II. HlMll NAGLE W. c;. Kellogg, Jf W. S. Key, Jr. J. II. MCCONNELL A. W. Neal, Jr. B. Powell, Jr. II. F. Robinson J. II. Sapp W. M. Seay C. D. Stecman D. A. Tiio.viAS R. E. TowNE C ue Jjonfh «::t:::nint::::::m:::::jii:::::::::n V I N 1912, the Institute, realizing the need for further expansion in the courses it of- fered, estabhshed the Department of Liberal Arts. For seventy-two years V. M. I. had been uncompromisingly an engineering school. The department of Liberal Arts has from its beginning justified itself in every way. It filled a gap in the academic phase of Institute life by offering a man something that he could not obtain here before, a well-rounded cultural education. A Cadet entering V. M. I. with the inten- tion of taking an A.B. degree has the opportunity to obtain accurate and extensive knowledge in his chosen field. During his first two years he is well grounded in math- ematics, the sciences, English, history, and foreign languages. Specialization in the lib eral arts is undertaken during the last two years. The purely cultural aspects of the department are stressed by work in both American and English literature, psychology, philosophy, history, languages, and political science. A course in sociology gives a realization of the problems of social relations in the modern world. To complete his edu- cation and prepare him for a place in the business world, public and corporate finance, business law, and statistics are studied. A valuable and practical course in public speak- mg is taken by the Liberal Artists as well as by men in the other departments. From the time of its establishment, there has been a steady growth in the Department of Liberal Arts. New courses have been added as the need for them has become evi- dent. The Liberal Arts course as it is now compares favorably with that in any purely academic institution, and includes a sound foundation of mathematics and science as well. It prepares a man for active and intelligent participation in almost anv field of present-day life. Succes: has come to the graduates of the Liberal Arts department through maiiv channels. They are outstanding in business, law, journalistic, and ministerial circles. The establishment of the department filled a long felt need, and it has proven its value as an integral part of the V. M. I. E CL 1§$E§ m mN April 20, 1861, the Corps of Cadets entrained for , Richmond, Va., where they were to undertake the gigantic task of training thousands of raw volunteers for the Confederate Army. It was rather amusing for the well trained cadets to watch the men whom they were to instruct arriving in various costumes and as oddly armed. But how fortunate was the South in having such hands as the cadets to mold their first weapon of defense. It was this same cadet trained army which later formed the nucleus of Lee ' s and Jackson ' s forces. So thorough was the work of the cadets under Stonewall Jackson that they were taken from training routine and placed as officers in the Confederate Army. Throughout the Civil War we find V. M. I. men distinguishing themselves on every field of battle. Who can forget the immortal charge of the Corps at New Market? t W«WH!Bi3»MBaWWt H».l MIW I l ilMHy ll llllllW IT 4 . .» ,.uf: Mi li THE CLASS OF 1935 • OFFICERS F. W. High President C. W. Hancock Vicc-PrcsiJcul J. J. BuRGFSS Historian I. G. Foster Valcdutorinn ;v - ' m mm C ke Jjomb James Flint Albert ALtXANURIA, LOUISIANA Badirloi of Arts Field Artillerj ' ■GtntU-man Jim " Activities Second Class Show, (21; " Caaef Staff. (1). " Jim " of Louisiana entered V. M. I. ready to receive all that was offered. He was not disappointed to find that the rifle did not fit his broad shoulders and for four years his sleeves have remained chevronless. This hay-loving soul, slow of action but sure of results, pursued the course of Liberal Arts and did quite well by it. " Gentleman Jim ' s " foremost ambition, though, is to enjoy life and here he excells us all. Where the boys are having a good time there one finds " Jim, " participating always in his quiet, good-natured manner. This handsome one has attracted many feminine eyes, but he has remained true to the one and only, yea, the one of the moment. There is no one anv better natured or bigger hearted than " Jim, " and these traits have featured outstandingly in securing for him a host of loyal friends who will await his return at the reunions. ' IFhal! A hay unnnupicdT ' o ( ' J J () }}l I) " Pete " matriculated in the Fall of 1931 with the rest of the tribe, Init un- like most of his brother-rats he did not let the strangeness of his surround- ings upset him, but stepped aside, taking the best life had to offer as it went by. Being by nature a quiet individual and one who is not easily flustered or quick to anger, he is one who knows what he wants and goes after it in his own sure, quiet way. Blessed with these characteristics he should go far in civil life, whether he continues in the engineering field or not. His red hair would naturally lead one to believe that he was hot headed, but in " Pete " it took a different course, that of persistence which is very close to stubborness, and may be classed either as an asset or a drawback. " Pete " derived his pleasure while a cadet by his mad Sunday dashes to Roanoke. " 1i ' .( IC ' T lllll, Robert Ashby Armistead ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Radii-ior of Scienir in Eticlriiitl EiKjimi run Field Arlill.ry Honors c-orroral, (S); Sert ' ennt. Comimny D, (2). AcTivnifis WrestliiiB. (1). Edwin Thomas Arnold NORFOI K, VIRGINIA Biuliilor of Scifticf in Eliitr ' ual Eni hirrring Cavair, " Eddie " Honors Corporal, (3), Sergeant. (2i. Comijany C; As- sistant Manager of Varsity Boxins, (2). Activities BoMing, (4). A pleasing personality, a broad sincere smile and a happv greeting for everybody! All can be summed up in the two words, Eddie Arnold. That array of attributes soon began to make itself felt in the corps not long after Eddie ' s arrival and continued through four years of cadet life. Eddie ' s Third Class year found him wearing chevrons which moved up his sleeve in his Second Class year. Along with the ascent of stripes came a dazzling siren from Hollins to whom he dedicated his aifections while many other members of the fair sex were compelled to remain neglected and heart- broken. As a brother rat and roommate none can excell him in considera- tion, morals, and courtesy. For a parting shot, we all say, here ' s to you, Eddie, and may you be to others what vou have been to us. says III the rial ' C lie Jjon b :2::::::i:;::::i;::!::::::::::u::z::::: From the first, St. John aspired to chevrons, and reahzed his aspirations liis Third Class year. Two weeks later when he had to choose between stripes and a class ideal, he made the sacrifice, and emerged with clean sleeves, a private but still military. Better with math and science than the " King ' s English, " women hit his soft spot, but if courtesy, grit, and .serious deter- mination will win, St. John should get a queen. Sheer determination won him a monogram in boxing and likewise hard work and constant con- centration have made him the boy that we know, a gentleman. Thomas St. John Arnold WAVERI.V, VIRGINIA Bac ii-lor o.i Stiitn, in Cii ' il Eiiiiiiiifriiuj Field Artiller.v " Saint " Honors Corporal. (3), Cumpany E; Muiiot-iam rluh. (:; 1). -Activities Footl.all. (i. 2); BoxiiiK. (2. li. -. C ke Jjomb James Thomas Avery, Jr. RICHMOND, VIRCIN ' IA liailii ' lor ft Sciinif In CJirmistry Field Artillery " Jimmie " HOXORS Corporal, (3), Company D. Activities Pistol Team, (2, 1). You wouldn ' t have known that he was here if you hadn ' t known him before or watched the rolls. He ' s that quiet. It ' s a sort of quietness akin to Roosevelt ' s " watchful waiting " though. At the appropriate time the ap- propriate action was always evident. He entered his Third Class year with chevrons and in next to the top section. The required amount of energy was present to accomplish the allotted tasks, and the remainder was ex- panded in other ways. Most spare time found him on the tennis courts. All his difficulties were disposed of in much the same manner that a duck ' s back sheds water. The ABC suite housed him his First Class year. Here amid an excellent fun spot he pursued the even tenor of his ways. All have found perplexitv in his red hair since it has been refuted by his quiet manner. His generosity is exceptional in a group of generous beings. A Thirty-Five Thirc goes assembly! " O ( ' J J o n? I) :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Four years ago there entered the halls of V. M. I. a little iellovv who was destined to become the Napoleon of " B " Company. After ourgro ' .ving three imiforms he finally attained the stature of a man, and a place at the head of his class. Fresh from his triumphs at Blackstone, he came to the Institute to see and to conquer. He did both, as you may see from the list of his activities. An inveterate hayhound, his usual post during release from quarters is in the arms of Morpheus. In spite of this habit, however, " Billy " was able to resist the temptations of Liberal Arts, and to succeed in wearing the engineer ' s hard-earned stars the whole of his cadetship. In addition to his many accomplishments, " Billy " will always be remembered by his brother rats for his winning smile and his conscientiousness. William Parker Bagwell, Jr. BI.ACKSTON ' E, VIRGINIA Bachelor of Sc ' uncf in Ci-vil Eni int-i-ring ' •Billy " Iiifaiilr: Honors Academic Stars, (4. 3. 2. 1); Corporal. CI i Quartermaster Serg ant. (2). Lieul.-nnnt. (11 Company B; Secretary-Treasurer PiedniDii Club. (3): Treasurer . SCE, (2): A.sslstant M:iM at ' er Koritball. As.sistant Manager Ba.sel.all. i2i Activities Cadet Staff. (3. 2): Dramatic Clul.. (.1. 2. 11 Company niflc Team. (11; Plat " ! Team. ill. C lie Jjomh Edward Par Bailey WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLIVA Daclietor of .-his Field Artillery Honors m Club, (3. Activities Track, (4, 3. 2, 1): Boxing, (4); Wrestling, (3, Although our Brother Rat, Edward Par, has not been burdened with chevrons, he is one of the most outstanding artillerymen in our class. Any- thing in which he is interested he succeeds. He went out for track in his Third Class year for the sole purpose of getting out of parade, but came out in front in the low hurdles and won his monogram. At Hoyle, Ed did very little running around, for he was working on something in which he was wrapped up in heart and soul — a boat. The tent was filled with smelly paint and musty navigation books until " Djalma " was completed. At the end of camp he set forth alone from Maryland in his little nine-foot boat. In due time he arrived in Norfolk safe and sound but hungry. We all know that Ed is going to make a success in life, whether it be as lawyer or shipbuilder and we wish him the best of luck. 4 tUL. C lie Jjomh mt:tutu::::m:::u:::::::u:::3u:::: Leon, " Clapper, " " Slidin ' Door, " a shaggcr from old Shaggertown, the town being Farmville. Some people call him the Farmville Flash. Never n flashing gridiron star, nor otherwise distinguished in athletics, yet wherever he goes such words pass as " Hi Boy, " or " Whacha say, Leon. " " My hat ' s on the side of my head, " says he as he goes swinging along in ranks — and this is just about as true in or out of ranks. When not (?) diligently studying chemistry, it ' s bridge, tennis, or riding — one of the best riders in the cavalry, too. After camp we heard stories of his making good in the big city. New York, or perhaps the big city made him good, anyway, he ' s now ambitious — probably to sell life insurance. A good egg from way back yonder, easy to get along with and make friends with, in fact from all sides is heard a loud clapping. We hope there is a similar response in the many hard years to come. Hf .0 " My lial ' s nn llir siJr oj my lund, " Leon Edwin Bell FARMV[r,I.E, VIRGINIA Badiehr nj Scinur in Chnnislry " Slklin ' Door " AcrivniES B.i.scball, (2, 1). ( ke Jjomh Edwin Hobby Bodenheim I.OKGVIEW, TEXAS Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Honors Academic Stars, (2, 1). " Bodie " comes to us from the wilds of the famous East Texas oil fields, where they grow them big and bad. Although he fails to come up to the former as far as stature is concerned, he certainly makes up for the physical lack with his brains. For " Bodie, " being a naturally conscientious student, has applied himself diligently to his studies ever since the beginning of his cadetship, and as a result has come out with top honors every year. He very truly upholds the old saying of " small of stature but great of mind. " " Bodie ' s " unassuming, easy-going manner has won for him many a friend in barracks. Firm in his beliefs and strong in his support of them, he is indeed a man ' s man. He is a true son of old Texas, and we are proud to count him as one of our Brother Rats. " don ' t like this kind of life. ' % :t:::::s:::n::::::::nxz:::i:j:;:j::::::: " Bozel, " our own little " Squirt, " has always been that " military type. " From the first day of his rat year, he has always shined his shoes and brass — - not to mention other incidentals, and at makeovers of his Second Class year, he became the proud possessor of Sergeant chevrons. From that day on there has been no holding him down. He secretly aspired to Regimental Adjutant, but the Commandant finally decided to make him Guidon Carrier and placed him on the O. D. ' s roster. Always proficient in his studies, " Sox " came out well in the upper half of the Chemists, and the future looks as bright as the brass on his shako for him. " Ring ' im up Dinij! Ding! Lance Ernest Booth ROSEl.I.E, NEW JERSEY Bac irlor of Scifncr in Clumisliy Cavalry •■Bozel. " ■■Squirt " Honors Serge ■om|.a.iy A. .• CT1VITIES Fnclball. (1);, (I. .1): Kifle, (J. Page 47 --- ( ke Jjomh Glenn Wilson Bowers WHITEVILLE, XORTH CAROLINA Baclirlor nf Science in Civil Enciineering " Red, " " Dead " Corporal, (3); Sergeant Major, First Battalic (2); Lieutenant, (1), Company B, " Red " entered V. M. I. a high school sheik seeking new worlds to conquer. We thought at first that he might get married, until that little Carolina bru- nette gave him the air at the Final Ball our Third Class year. After this " Red " showed his true colors and began his expeditions in the direction of Mary Baldwin. This lasted until she failed to return, and now he is free lancing again. For two years he had great military aspirations, and these were realized his Second Class year when he became one of Magruder ' s boys in a great big way. In camp he soon found where to go in Washington and Baltimore, and here spent many a glamorous night. Here also came to light his rivalry with a brother rat in Orange over a beautiful dame. As a member of the " dead fish " club, he soon found a great attraction on the lower field and his block running became an art. ' ETcrylliinfi is chicken. " C lie Jjonfh ivsmrnxtxamtnimxi When " Clivie " entered V. M. I., fresh from two years at A. M. A., where he had attained mihtary renown, great things were expected of him in a mihtary way. This was not to be. Evidently he had enough glory along this line, and the First Class privates have reason to be glad of this for he has been elected their president. This in itself tells of his popularity with the boys in barracks . All of " Clivie ' s " successes here, however, have been ovrshadowed by his successes at Hollins. A Clivie Club was started there and its numbers reached astounding proportions, but soon he showed that he was not to be swayed by the mob, and he finally settled down to the one and only. Whatever " Clivie " has had to do he has done well, and his work with the Hop Committee, as well as other school activities, leads us to believe that life will be another field in which he will gain success. " Il ' s luirj hut it ' s ia ' ir ; liad a t ooj liomc anJ hit it. ' William Clivie Boxley, Jr. ORANGK, VIRGINIA Radiihr of Arts Honors Cotillion Club. (4. 3, 2. 1), Corporal. (3). Com- pany B: Secretary-Trca.surer Northern Virginia Club, (3); Vice-President Northern Virginia i-lul.. (21: rri-.sitlont Northern Virginia Club, (11: I ' r.tul nt O. G.-s, (1): Geni-ral Committ,-.-. ili: Honor Court. (1). .Activities Football, (41; Baseball, (4). ( ke Jjomh Bill Roe Brown DENVER, COLORADO Bachchr of Arts Infantry •■Bil!, " ■■Joe £.■■ Honors Intramural Boxing Champion. (2). Activities Football. (2, 1). Shades of Joe E. Brown, what have we here? The broad grin, the affable smile and the ability to make friends. " Bill " didn ' t enter with ' 35, but on joining us in September of ' 33 he soon found his way into the hearts of the men of ' 35. " Bill " has been a private due to his late entrance, so we can describe no military glories, but we do know that his appearance and conduct have never caused complaint. Intramural boxing showed his mettle the first year with us, and the intramural championship was his reward. His last fall found him on the varsity football squad, this being a further demonstra- tion of his athletic ability. Our only regret, " Bill, " is that you did not join us sooner and that these annals are unable to give the full chapter of your contributions to V. M. I. and to your classmates. O k ( ' J J ) })i h t:tn::nnnnti::tz:ii:::jn:::::::::::: This happy young man, who never tires of taxing himself with tasks for the sake of others, is our own Charley. From Ohio he came to us with the determination to conquer V. M. I. ' s routine, and this he has done nobly. Academic success was easily achieved by this ardent student of Liberal Arts, and he now commands Webster ' s dictionary with a fluency unrivalled in barracks. Although quiet as a rule, he is in the midst of all things, and is a firm believer in doing the right thing at the right time. His formal and erect bearing demand that one look up to him to appreciate the true spirit of friendship that pervades him. The femmes flock around him, but Charley is afflicted with a fickle fancy which varies from one to the other. In this way some are bound to be unlucky. Charley is " power " with the women and with mean words of the four syllable variety. We can but say, " Cheerio! " to this cavalryman, lover of horses, whom we are proud to have had as a Brother Rat. ■ : . :: Charles Asa Brown, Jr. POKISMOUTll, OHIO Bculiilnr of .Iris Honors Corporal. (3), .si.rtleiiiit. (2). Comriiny A. ACTIVITIKS Unxini,-. 14): Dramatics, (2. 1); ■Tad.-t " . ' itiifl-. (2. II; Second Class Show. (2). ' Cyke Jjomh John Jarvis Burgess FORT WORTH, TEXAS Bachelor of Science in Ciml Engineering ■Johnny Boy " Cavalry Honors Class Historian, (4, 3, 2, 1); General Committee, (3, 2, 1); Honor Court, (2, 1); Secretary Texas Club, (3); Vice-President Texas Club, (2); President Texas Club, (1); Monogram, Football and Wrestling, (3, 2, 1): Academic Stars, (4, 2, 11; Corporal, (31; Sergeant, Company A, (2); Vice-President, Athletic Association, (2); President. Athletic Association, (1); Vice- President Monogram Club, (2): President Mono- gram Club, (1). Football, (4, 3, Activities ;, 1); Wrestling, (4. During our cadetship at V. M. I. we have perhaps become acquainted with someone who portrays our standards of real manhood and honor. Some one who by his own strength of character and fellowship has made a lasting impression upon those with whom he has come in contact. We feel that Johnny has these attributes which will carry him far along the road of success and mark him for leadership in the career that he has chosen for himself. Johnny has proved himself in the academic world and on the athletic field as well. His name appears at the top of almost any list of cadet honors and activities. A leader among his own class, and he will carry that same quahty out among men. And so, when we come to say " au revoir " to Johnny, we realize that we are leaving a true brother rat, and that the plains of Texas are welcoming — a man. Fair sailing, " Boy " , and all the success and happiness that the future can bring you. " Stardust! " " Haven ' t I a riglit to smile? " O e Jj o })i 1) ::::::::::::::: " At 145 pounds, for V. M. I. Captain Burton! " We have all liearJ these words ring across " ' 94 Hall " before the opening gong for one of " Cuss ' s " boxing matches, and we all knew that the unlucky opponent was in for a most unpleasant evening. By dint of hard work " Cuss " has developed into an outstanding boxer, and his teammates have manifested their confidence in him by electing him to captain the ring squad his First Class year. In the military field, " Cuss " is a high ranking second lieutenant, respected and admired by all. Chemistry is his chosen field and one in which he is destined to succeed. Few of the weaker sex have been able to resist his smooth per- sonality, while still others have fallen for the Southern accent, maybe, during his stay at Fort Hoyle. Finals means we must part, but it is the sincere hope of every man at V. M. I. that it will not be for long. CusTis Burton, Jr. HOPEWELL, VIRGINIA Bailiitor of SciiiKt- in C umislry ■■Doc. " ■■Burf Field Artillr Honors Corporal. (3), Serg-ant. (2), Company E; Lieu- tenant, (1). Company D; Captain Boxing. (1); Mi-mber .Mhletic Council, (1); Monot ' rani Club. 12, 11; Assistant Manager Baseliall. (2). 1-ijotball, (4. 3); Boxing. (4. 3. 2, U: Baseball, (4); ••Cadet " Staff. (2, 1). L m ( ke Jjomb Douglas McKenzie Campbell PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Baclu ' lor of Arts " Doug, " " DMcK " ' Infantry Honors Corporal. (3), Sergeant. (2). Company B; Senior Intramural Manager. (1): Manager Dramatic Club, (1); Vice-President Pennsylvania Club (2). : Club. (4. 3. 2. 1); Episcopal Choir. Episcopal Club, (4, 3, 21: Second Class Show. (2). A gentleman, a scholar, and a judge of women and good spirits! This is a brief summary of that mysterious person we all know as " Doug. " He came to V. M. I. of his own free will and has liked it from the first. With each ensuing year he has come out of his shell more and more, until now we all feel that he is a tried and true friend, ever ready to lend a helping hand. At the end of our rat year he was awarded a high ranking corporalcy and again at the end of our Third Class year a high ranking sergeantcy. Let it be 5-aid here that " Doug " never went out of his way to procure these honors. During our Second Class year " Doug " lost his stripes and from then on was one of the boys, as usual. " Doug, " too, has been subject to what is commonly known as " female troubles. " Seldom the life of the party, yet generally a good mixer, consistently reserved among strangers, slow to condemn, quiet and unassuming. i ' ■ ' m ihroiujh ii-illt ix-omi ' n. ' ! ! " C- e J J o w I) nnnn:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: The Caesars and Napoleons of history were great leaders, but when they were gone other men came to take their places in the hearts of their country- men. With us, however, it is somewhat different. " Gib " came to us and proved himself every inch a leader throughout our four years at V. M. I., but as we part a place is left in our hearts which can never be replaced or destroyed. To say merely that he is a leader would not suffice. His fidelity and sincerity to purpose and friend, his humor, personality and thoughtful- ness have combined to make him a true gentleman. Whenever " Gib " tries anything it will be well done. He takes life and its problems seriously when he works, but he can play with the best of them. His many and varied affairs of the heart are comparable only to those of Cellini and Don Juan. " Gib " is a sportsman and a gentleman — and so we sav " happy landings " in new and greener pastures. ?oy, she is really iiiset ' l. " Gilbert White Carpenter JOHNSON ' CirV, TENNESSEE Bachelor of Science in Chemistry .•Gib " FW.I Vrtill.- Honors c-.,r|)ornl. (?.), First .S,.rKf:iiit. (2). Conipaiiy K : Reelmental Commandc-r. (1): Sfcoiid I ' lass Fi- nance Committee, (2): Cotillion Clul.. (1): Gen- eral Committee. (1): Honor Court. (1); Presi- dent Cadet Post Exchanee Counell. (1); Nu- merals Football. (4). Activities Football. H. 3): Ba-sketball. I I): Plstcl T. (2, 1); Second Class Show. (2). Cylie Jjomb Harry Figgatt Carper ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Baclii ' lor of Science in Ci-vil Engineering Field Artillerj Honors Corporal, (3); Sergeant, (2) Activities " Cadet " staff, (1). Harry and Mary Baldwin. Harry and Converse. Harry and Hollins. He holds the uncontested record for out-of-barraclcs week-ends. Riding and ridden, he has sailed blissfully over often-troubled V. M. I. waters with a minimum of worry and a maximum of complaining. Light-hearted and carefree, he has never been seriously concerned over anything, accepting life with a smile, finding consolation where necessary in a limitless and expressive vocabulary. He ' s good any night for fifteen minutes of bull sessions, but fifteen minutes are the limit. The remainder of waking hours is un- conditionally devoted to after-taps radio and thoughts of Hollins and Con- verse. There ' s a serious side too, a side seen rarely and by few. It embodies a fine and unwavering sense of honor and a deep sincerity. They make his friendship the greatest asset of those honored to receive it. " just can ' t go up to the Cadet room to write that letter tonight. ' O li e J J o })) 1) An Apollo reincarnated. In Fred we have a rare aggregate of virtues sel- dom found even in legends. Cavie has affected us all with his lambent smile which shines brightly and infuses us with his everlasting fun. His radiant personality is a ready " Open Sesame " to the hearts of everyone. Loyalty, devotion, and constancy are characteristic of this sincere lad whom we have come to admire and respect. Freddie ' s generosity will become, we fear, his undoing. Courteous, intrepid, impeccable, all requisites of a gen- tleman, these qualities are inseparable from Fred. He is indeed one whose every characteristic proves conclusively that a big man can come from a small town. " comc on, Burly lluri:.; !, l,-fs fl ' iy. Frederick Bates Cavanaugh FRKDhRlCKSI ' .LRC. IKGIMA tiacliilor of Science in Electrical Hiuiinecrinij ••Fredille " I ' irlcl Arlill.T.v Honors A.I.E.E., (II. ACTIVITIKS Foolball. (I). iHliiil ( ke Jjomb »ii iiiii !; ; »i ; :mti ii :i ; i ;!!iii::: »» t Willis Henry Cavedo KICHMOND, VIRGINIA Bachelor nj Science in Chemistry rporal, (3), Sergeant. (2), Company C; Mo gram Club, (2, 1). Activities Boxing (4, 3. 2. 1). When rolls were called, we heard Cavido, Cavedeo, Cavado, but it wasn ' t long before we found out that we had among us one Willis H. Cavedo, destined to become one of V. M. I. ' s shining lights and all around boys. A real sport, a true friend, studious, conscientious, and a hard worker, all of which go into Willis ' make-up. One of V. M. I. ' s main stalwarts in the rings in the 115 pound class, you were always sure of seeing a good, hard, and clean fight when Willis performed. Leaving B. D. ' s calculus found him in Dr. Carroll ' s hands. To find out the latest and straightest in the Chemistry Department you had to see Willis first. Small of stature but well able to care for himself in most any situation, he has lived with an air of complete self-assurance. " We ' re fah, Doivney. " WBilBBiwflWT ; C Ih ' Jjon h ::::::::::::::::::: " Johnny " shiuilJ W- liighK- coimncndcd for the spIiMKhJ part h. has taken on the football team. He won the coveted nioiiograin his Secoiul Class ear and has since shown in every game that he was worthy of it. John ' s atademic record has been a brilliant one, and we see in him the potentialities of a great chemist. He will always be remembered for his cheerful and carefree manner, a manner which has won him numberless friends among his brother rats. " Johnny " has never taken an acti ve part in military affairs, but the old " rout-step company " would certainly have missed one of her favorite sons if she had never had John to hold up her record. The social side of V. M. I., rare but glorious, is and has been upheld through four years of faithful dance attendance by this favorite son. Dancing is his weakness and no V. M. I. hop is complete without him and a certain girl from Lynchburg. Happy days, old boy ' 7 iL ' isli I iviis till (iluinitus John Walter Childress Kn.WnKK, VIKCIMA Ihuhrlor oj Siiriur in Clumiilry I ' ii ' lfl ArtilliT.t . ' VciivniKS Kooii.i.ii. (I. 3. :;. It Cyke Jjomb t::««:«:«:n:::n::« Chih Cheng Chang KAIFENG, HOXAN-, CHINA BacJielor of Arts " Charley Chang. " " General " With a longing for the glamour of military training and an irrestable desire to succeed, " Charles " came to the " West Point of the South " from the University of Michigan on a cool Monday, February 29, 1934, and entered upon his one and a half years of Keydet life. Just after registration he realized the loss of his freedom and being a Second Class rat, soon sincerely admired the rigid military discipline of the Institute. Besides making him- self presentable for the inspection of many a friendly old cadet, he has spent many hours in the library digging out materials for the monthly reports. This energy, however, was not used in vain, for his rat year ended success- fully. After attending camp with the rest of us, he returned to the Institute for his First Class year and settled down to hard work. Being well trained in mind and in body we hope to soon see him among the worthiest sons of his country. " Chi -It is a great place! O ( ' Jy o n? h i:n:::::::n::::it::::: In the ear I ' ' JO, the house of Chang sent one of its honored sons across the Pacific to follow the courses of higher education, after he had graduated from the Central Military Academy at Nanking. After attending W. and L. and West Point, Chen-Tsu cast his lot with Thirty Five as a Third Class rat. As a Second Classman, he took up ci ' il and proceeded to show us that Eastern intellect is exceedingly astounding. His main goal, however, was military training, and in the future we will e.xpect to see the name of Chang in the annals of Oriental history. As to his character, he possesses many attributes. He says little, but his words are full of his own native philosophy. So here ' s to you, Chen-Tsu, and mav continued success in life in general and in the military, in particular, always fall upon vou. I Chang TSISVLAN, SHANSl. CHINA lidi hilar nl Siiiiiir ill Civil luiiiin,,iiiiii " Clii ii-Tsu. " •Chin . " Jirap " ( ke Jjomh James Mathew Clark MARIETTA, OHIO llaclielor of Sriiuif in Civil Entjinicring " Jim, " " Snozzle " Honors Sergeant. (2); Acaclemio Stars. (3. 2. 1). " Jim " entered V. M. I. as a Third Class rat, but very soon became one of us. We soon learned that he was a real ladies man. At one time it was thought that he was registered at Sweetbriar or Randolph-Macon. Anyone who knew him found that he would rather talk than anything else. In camp " Jim " soon showed the boys that he liked the bright lights of Balti- more, and what went with them. Some may remember his escapades at the Pinewood Tavern. As he is mathematically bred, we often wonder if his theoretical mind will ever turn from the glorious women of the gay world. But in a way. he has been disappointed. He has never been able to realize one of his great ambitions, as he is harmless, and a good fellow at heart. We know that his keen mind and winning personality will take him a long way in the world, so good luck, " Jim. " " Lei ' s i n to Ly u ihuii tojiiy. " C 1 ( ' J J () t)i I) " Cossic ' liolds rlic record for falling In love tin- greatest niiinber of times during four years at the Institute, every set of hops bringing a new in- fatuation. Each time it was the one which was going to last a life time, hut just then another hop would come along and a new and different castle would take its place in the clouds. However, his kidding was not confined to stringing the women, for it was with great delight that he rode any Keydet who left himself open to such attacks. But on the other hand he took his dose of riding and — let it he said to his credit — took it with the broadest of smiles. Just for a little fim when the opporttinity presents itself, ask him about the time " Doddv " walked in; the time he led the horse back; the girl he asked to five hops with no success; and the far-famed broom-stick. ' " Cossie " works hard and consistently but when the moments are right he likes to play with the rest. He certainly can give and take in any activity, whether it is work or play. 7 trrly. Huh, I l iink lliis is lli,- real ihiiiij. " Walter Barry Cosdon .I.ARF.NDOy, VIRc;iM Biiihilnr (it Siitiiif in Clirmislrx Corporal. (3). Compnny E; .S. .itliiiy-Tr . nibii!«ndar°s Club. (1). ( ke Jjomh Edward McAdams Cowardin RICHMOND, VIRCIXIA Bachelor of Scirnir in Electrical Engineering Field Arti:ler,v " Harpo, " " Ed " Honors Corporal. (4), Sergeant. (2), Company D; Ma ager Boxing, (1); Academic Stars, (4, 3, 2. 1 Boxing, (4); Assistant Manager Boxing, (2) " Cadet " Staff. (2. 1); " Bomlj " Staff, (1). Here, we have a man who is thorough in everything he undertakes. To the outsider who doesn ' t know Ed, he seems to be of the very serious type, but when you know him, you will find that he has his light moments also. Since he has such a good nature, his friends take great pleasure in " riding " him, and " Harpo " assumes a sheepish look. Ed ' s most pleasant memories date back to his Third Class year, when he paid particular attention to a young lady of a nearby school. The military ambitions of the Richmond boy were almost realized, as he became a sergeant, but he returned to ranks as a First Classman. He hasn ' t been " eager, " but is neat in appearance at all times. It ' s impossible to find anyone who doesn ' t like this friendly lad. He has made stars every year and should make a place for himself in the world. " Gee, but site ivas siveet to-night. " O ( ' J J O ))1 I) ::::::u::::::::nmt:::::n::::::::::::: Whatever " Hugcr " might have expected to encounter at the Institute, our first impression of him was that he was ready for anything. This impression has remained unaltered. The usual trials and tribulations never fazed this hoy. There was just enough of the stoic in him to prevent his being bothered, and, of course, there were hops and certain pleasure trips immediately in the offering. Incidenrly, they say there ' s a difference in being true to one — he ' s had her picture for at least four years — and being just friendly with several others. Ask " Huger! " Far be it from us to imply here that he neglected the more serious activities, for no one was surprised when he came through with academic stars and a managership or two. " Hug- r " is ambitious and industrious, yet with it all he still finds tim.e to enjoy life. He is a man who will get along e.vcellently, come what may. ' You don ' t set- me flinchinij. do ya? " Hugh Chesley Crafton, Jr. HACERSTOWN, NT ARM. A ND Bachelor of Scinuc in Clicinislry Honors Acad, mic Stiirs. (2. 1). Activities Assistant Manager Wrestiiag, (2); Ma.iaKi-r Ra Wrestling. (1). ( ( ke Jjonib James Reed Cranford WASIIIXCTON ' , 1) C. Iliit nlnr nf his lielil Arlilleo " Cranny, " " Jesse " Honors adet " Staff. (2. I); " Bomb " Staff, (1): Pistol ini. 2, 1); Publicity Director Second Class Show (2). It vv ' as a kind fate that sent Reed to V. M. I., but it was a kinder one that kept him here. To his many friends he is known as a square shooter, as a man who does the right thing instinctively. His gentle and courteous man- ner has marked him as a man to whom the greatest respect is due. He is by nature a serious fellow, one whose mistakes worry him, but his frowns are far outnumbered by his smiles, and upon the least provocation the fun in him bubbles over. His keen wit, which usually shows itself in puns, suc- cessfully strangled several of his room mates. Active in all phases of cadet life, except the military, which threw him for a loss. Reed has developed himself socially and mentally. Although he maintains that he is no power house the women admire in him the traits of character which they themselves do not possess. An ideal roommate, whose personality has impressed itself upon us, we are proud to call him Brother Rat. ■■To hrll iilll, I ' m a mysoi ynisl. ' i O ( ' J J o t)i h ::::::::::::::::::::: I ittif did . M. I. know what it was in for when Clarksburg turned loose jartK on it. ' c ' e wondered since whether the deed wasn ' t consummated merely for the sake of the peace and quiet of the community. Whatever Clarksburg ' s sentiments on the matter, however, the whole transaction has been of benefit to V. M. I. There must be somethi ng in the West-by-God- Virginia air or else he ' s just corn fed, for La Currence has certainly turned into one of the " studs " of the time. He became a wrestler and what ' s more peculiar, he turned out to be a fine one. The outstanding thing about his prowess has been his undefeatability, if there is such. One time, and once only, has he lost and then it was he who did the pinning as usual. Jarfly will always remain with the Class of ' 35 as a prime Hell-raiser, a better wrestler and, best of all, a Brother Rat. " A ' o.ic, i,ul in ll ' isl r William Ward Currence Cl.ARKSBLRG. WtST VrKClSrA lUuh.lor ni ScUiu,- in C innishy Monogram Clul). (3. 2. II: Mnn. K •l■ VaisU Football. (1); Captain Wrcatling. (1): Colo Guard. (1); Sergeant. (- ' ); Conipan.v !■ ' . i ' ootl.all. (II: WnsitllnK, (1. :!, 2. 11; Tra.U. (3. 2, II; Asulstnnl Managtr Kootl.all. (2i. »»» t;i;;!;i;t;t; ; i;i »t : mt ntmnm Horace Milton Dalton yORTOX. VIRGIKIA Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Honors Corporal, (3); Sergeant, (2); Lieutenant, (1); Company C; Academic Stars. (3, 2, 1); Vice- President Southwest Virginia Club (2); Pn si- dent (1): Vice-President Presbyterian Club, (2); President, (1). Did you ever see the dapper physical and personal attribute of the French- man combined with the distinguished reserve of the English? If you haven ' t you should meet " Harv " so that you could understand the pleasure which an intimate association with him for four years has given us. At times he suggests an ability and a capacity for intelligent thought which admirably accompany the light, lilting, and exceedingly pleasing attitude which he assumes in social contact. That he does possess ability is amply vouched for by his academic distinction his last three years. Classes, however, never kept him from a keen participation in intramural athletics, nor furthermore, detracted from his interest in things military. In fact he just couldn ' t help being military. At V. M. I. he has prepared well for his chosen field of Medicine and we can assure him that our wholehearted desires for his success and confidence in his future accompany him. " Now, ivhat ' s it to youf " ma O e J J o })i I) :::::::::::::::: " Al " came South to V. M. I. with mingled emotions and many ambitions. His ambitions ha c never been along the military line, however, for he foimd the rifle much to his distaste. In his Third Class year, " Al " lost his che Tons in the enjoyment of watching Fourth Class men violently removed from their hays. From this time on there was no room on his sleeves for chevrons. In his Second Class year we find " Al " among the Liberal Arts — not the " hay loving " kind, for he was too busy with extra curricular activities. By this time his ambitions had become quite definite, and as a first classman he found that all of his ambitions had come true! If " Al " makes as many friends among his chosen profession of Law as he has among his classmates, his success will be assured. ' Say il isn ' t so! Albert Daniel Davis SIAMFORD, CONNECTlCf r Baclntor oj Iris Honors Mo Clu C. Corporal. (3): Conip li; .Senior Intramural Maiiagfr, (I); Manam ' of Kat Basketball. (1); Vlce-PresUU-iit. Scir.- tary and Treasurer of Yankee Club. (3, 2) President of Yankee Clul.. (1); Assistant Man ai:er of Football. (2); Assistant Manager o Bask.tball. (2). K. (I): Baseball. (I, 3. : , 3); Cadet Staff. (2. li Staff. 11). ( lie Jjomb Lawrence John DeMeo SHRUB OAK, N ' EW YORK liaclirUir nj Sdnice in Civil Eniiiiiirrinti Fielil Artillc Honors Coiporal, (3), Company E; French Mathe- matics Medal, (2); Academic Stars. (4. 3. 2, 1). Activities •Bomb-- staff, (1). Col. Marr may be the man who gives us civil men all of our book learning but " Dee Moo " is the one who puts us all through. Here, Gentlemen, is a brow of the first water, who not onlv actually understands what our lessons are all about, but will take up his valuable time even when studying for exams to explain them to us lesser mortals. This in a nut-shell couples " Ikes " with V. M. I. Although he became a chevronite at the beginning of his Third Class year and he is now a blushing O. G., his aspirations in the military have been half hearted at the best. He has little time for ath- letics and none at all for the fair sex. " Dee Moo " takes an active interest in all fights, especially if they are between others, yet outside of this he is an ideal brother rat. He climbed to first stand in the Civil Department on merit alone, and we feel sure that this quality will carry him to the top. Ciui ' t yii iff I ' m iL-f rki?i( . ' " B :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: After this ) ' ear " Flossie " ' is going to be lost, for he won ' t have a thing m tlie world to gripe about. To really know " Flossie " you must know his weak- nesses, of which he has many. The most important is that he is an ardent admirer of the girls at Southern Seminary, ne.xt, he has the ability to croon. So, in the ne.xt five years, one may e.xpcct to see " Flo.ssie " married to the daughter of some very well to do gentleman, and taking part in broadcasts, crooning to the world. In addition to his abilitv to warble sweet nothings, George has been able to endure the fumes of Old Rats hangout, and has emerged as a full-fledged chemist. He ' s gifted with a quiet perseverance that we know will take him far on the road to success in any endeavor that he may undertake. So here ' s to you, " Flossie, " a chemist here, but a crooner for the future. George Edward Deppe IIAMPjnv, VIKCIMA lUtihrlnr of,- in Chrmislyy Activities Foi.tlinll, (4. 2); nine. (4). ( ke Jjomh Ralph Albigence Derby, Jr. ALBANY; NEW YORK liadiclnr oj Seinici ' in Civil Enyineering ■Wild Duck " " Goon " Cavalr; Cross-Country, (4); Boxing, (3): Dramatic Club. (2); Second Class Show, (2); Cadet Or- chestra. (1), Christened " Wild Duck " a few days after his arrival at the Institute, Ralph has carried that epithet through to the end. During his four years at V. M. I. he has not been sullied by stars and stripes but his is a living example that much more than these are to be gained during cadetship. Ralph ' s humor, good fellowship to all, and unsurpassable personality have won him a hundred percent friendship with everyone in the corps and the esteem of his brother rats. Military and " Wild Duck " haven ' t always agreed, especially on the subject of guard. It has been the cause of more than one commotion in barracks. However, he has managed to keep himself off the excess list the majority of the time and has really enjoved these four years in spite of what he might have told you around barracks. With his graduation ' 35 wishes him success and happiness. ' You can ' t do a J — tiling in tJiis placr. " Cx I I e J J o }}i I) It ' s difficult to attempt to sum up in a few words a true estimate of tlie character of a person of Bill ' s calibre. He is one of those extremely fortunate individuals who has the happy faculty of being perfectly at case with anybody and everybody under any circumstances. Bill is a happy go luckv individual but underneath all this outward show lies that common sense seriousness of purpose that is such an admirable attribute in anyone ' s character. In his lighter moments " Bill " is the life of any group and in his more serious attitudes is the very epitome of common sense, clear foresight and keen judgment. He ' s the best friend anyone ever had in time of need, a good sport and an outstanding companion. In conclusion, may we extend our sincerest wishes for success in life, but thev arc superfluous, after con- sidering all of his many and varied merits, but nevertheless, we extend our wishes anyway. w l al " — " lion ' s ivi rythiiuj! " William Thomas Downey RICHMIINI), IKCIM. liachflor of Sniiu,- in Cli.mislry Captain Bask.-tball. (4. 1); MonoKiani riul,, I r.. 2. 1); .Second Class Flnanci- ComniitU-i-. (2); Co- tillion Clul). (ll; Athletic CouiKil. (11. Football. (4); Baskethall. { . 3. 2. 1): Basuli.ill. (4. 2. 1). Mi Cyke Jjomh »»n i tii ;i;i; t ii »» : »»m tmnmffl Robert George Elliott III DETROIT MICHIGAN " Baclielor of Science in Civil Engineering Corporal. (3), Quartermaster Sergeant. (2). Lieutenant. (1). Company A. Activities Rifle Team, (4 Bob was one of the two hundred odd, bewildered souls who matriculated in ' 31, but he certainly has come a long way since then. His Third Class year saw him a low ranking corporal, but then he was bitten by the great bug Military. He has worked hard and gotten his commission as he had hoped. Academically he was never exceptionally interested, but at all times a snatch of star material showed through and he has consistently stayed in the high eights. Christened the " Beagle " by some conniving soul who recognized his canine-inclined visage, he has valiantly carried this endearing term ever since. A reserved, reclusive individual, but in the true sense of the word a gentleman. He is rather hard to know intimately, but once taken into his friendship, you are excellently treated and really have a friend in him. Perhaps his worst fault is that he fools with sanitary engineering too much, but then, ambition helps a lot after all. " Sclnipp, no G- O li e J J o hi b " Bill " joined us our rat car fresh triMii tlirt ' c vcars ot military life at S. V. A. The soldier side of . M. I. lu-Jd no tears for him, and although he never went out of his way for military glory it was not surprising to find him with a high ranking corporal ' s chevrons on his sleeve at Finals. During our second year where er the " Boys " were, " Bill " was sure to be; and at [ " inals of our Third Class year he became C Company ' s first sergeant. This responsibility did not weigh heavily on happy-go-lucky " Bill, " and he was soon back in ranks. A king with the fair sex, his motto is " love ' em and leave ' em before they leave you. " Camp was spent in the same " take them as they come " manner, and at graduation we bid farewell to the most care- free bov in the world. " ISoxIcy, yiiii ' rr ii surry man — cirlaiiily. William Watson Emory CF.NTRF-Vlr.l K. NT AK I ASH ISiii iiliir nj Sii,ri(,- in Civil lui{ in,riinr ••Bill " rimilrj Honors I ' orpornl. (3). S.rB.ant. (2). Company C: .Niiiiuriil.i. Wr.-.stlliii:. lO: S.-n- lary. . Si-E. (•.:); Clialrmnn. Fl. " .r c.mmil . SCE. (II. Wri-.slllliK. (i, 3. 2. 1); I ' .)otl.nll. (O: Trn.U. ID; Tiul.-t smrr, (.1. 2. I): ••Eomir- smtt. il): Inini- muial MallUK r. (ll. €A f ♦» ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦■ Jackson Pollard English RICHMOND. VIRGINIA litulicloy of Science m Chemistry ■Jack ' ' Fii-lil Artillery Honors Corporal, (3); Sfrgtant, (21. Company E; Aca- demic Stars (3. 2. 1 i ; Prc.«id nt. V. A. S.. (1). Activities Dramatic Club, (4, 3, 2, 1); Pistol Team. (3. 2, 1); Cadet Staff, (3. 2. 1); " Bomb " Staff. (1); Second Class Show, (2). Here we have one of those lads that make V. M. I. famous for its bull sessions. Many an afternoon he squandered in the hay in order to be present to contribute his part to the after taps sessions. Prolific reading in all kinds of books has made him a versatile raconteur. " Jack ' s " Third Class year brought to light his academic talent. Gifted with a natural abihty, he has worn the gold stars for his last three years. In pursuit of a scientific career, " Jack " elected the Chemistry course. As an artist in Doc ' s biology class, he became known as the world ' s worst. In appreciation of the good fellowship he has shown throughout the year, his brother chemists voted to have him head their society during the final year. In winding up his V. M. I. life, Jack became one of the funsters of the ABC suite. Here he persisted in his willingness to help his brother rats over their stumbling blocks. Knowing Jack as we do, we are assured that his later life will be one of success and happiness. ntt;::::::n:ttt:::m::::::::::::::::::: " Bob " is best known to us who arc devout readers of the " Cadet. " This year ' s first edition took us somewhat by surprise because of the many changes. As time passed however, we began to see that these changes were all-important forward steps, and " Bob " is to be commended for them. " Bob ' s " assets, however, are not confined to the press. He stands liigli in his class, as a pre-medical student and promises some day to be a great doctor. He can hold his own in anv bull session, although it is sometimes difficult to get him started. In regards to his relation to the fair se.x, let it suffice to say that he puts in a bid for the hand of one of the barracks ' most popular sweethearts. Possessing such capabilities combined with a natural ability for making friends, we are sure that " Bob " will have a most suc- cessful future. " Harry, pUase Hint ihr ntJin off. ' Robert Ward Evans I.VNCHnlRC. VIRGINIA Hiuhilor nj Si una- in C irmislry Field . rlil:iT.v ••Bol.. " ■■I;..nili..ui;ir ' (S), . !.ri,-.ant. (J I. i-..nn ' :in,v F: Ai;i ilrml.- St.Trs. (4. 3. 2. 11; Kditor lli.- ' Tad ' t. ' (1). .Activities " Bomb " staff. (1); " Cadpt " Staff. (3. 2. 1). .rr ' C ke Jjomh David Todd Faries ST. DAVIDS, PE N ' SYLVANIA [iacliclor of Science in Civil Ent imerini Field Artillcr rorporal. (3); Academic Stars, (3. 2, 1); As- sistant lriti-amur,il Manager " F " Co., (1): Ser- geant, (2); Stage Manager, Second Class Show, Activities Dramatic Club, (3, 2, 1); Rifle Tiam, (2); Edi- torial Staff of the " Cadet, " (2); Business Staff of the " Bomb, " (1); Second Class Show, (2). Here he Ls, girls. A strons;, silent man if there ever was one, who somehow gets into the good graces of everyone he meets, whether it be of the female sex or not. Despite the trifling tendencies of a grizzly bear, he is warm hearted and generous to a fault; even being accused of giving his room- mates ' uniforms away to a poor old man. His talent for creating a funspot is exceeded by his never failing desire to discuss railroads. Whenever the Virginia Creeper labors up the hill in back of barracks, you can find " Dave " with his nose scouring the window pane. But one thing, alone, if nothing else, would mark him for fame, the fact that he argued the Civil department into giving him enough money to continue his pet hobby, build- ing model trains. If you think he has no good points, his roommates will assure you that he is industrious, cheerful, and dependable. Lucky will be the railroad that hires our " Dave. " Nip started ofl liis licctic first car at the Institute in a most Ix-wildereJ state of mind. I3iinng this period liis escapades were so Lnnisiial as to attract wide attention. The old saying that you can ' t keep a good man down is certainly applicable in this case. His succeeding vcars have been a steady rise from the reputation he had acquired during his rat year, and that accomplishment is a true test of character and inherent ability. Nippy had the will and by hard work he acquired academic stars his last two vears. The one thing that characterizes the William B. is his delightful personality. He is always ready for a joke or some unusual idea. As a crooner he rivals Bing Crosby, and surely there has never been a more ardent admirer of the fair sex. When he is not writing to them he is talking of them, and his taste in this field is as finely developed as in lesser ones. ' 7 Jcn ' l hioi:; and l iiil ' s nnl all. So ivlial I " William Barksdale Ferrell RlCHMONIl. VIRCIMA n,ululor ni Ins (nmlry •■Nipi.y Honors Aiatl.iiiic Stins (2. ; ) Football. (4): Traik. Ill; Wruslllng. (3. ;i: Second Class Show; Caditl .Staff. (1); Boinl. Staff. (1 . Pag. 11 ( ke Jjomh Aubrey Myers Foltz LEXIN ' CTON ' , VIRCIN-IA BadiAor nj Arts ■■Foltzy. " " Baby " Honors Corporal, (3), Company C. Activities Basketball, (4); Floating University, (3) Aubrey was destined for V. M. I. long before he ever entered. A product of Lexington and a brother to a member of ' 32, he could hardly have missed becoming a member of the Corps. At the beginning of his Second Class year, we found him signing up for Liberal Arts. Most L. A. ' s are noted for staying in the hay much of the time, but here is one boy who broke the rule. He was ambitious and eager to learn. Much disappointment came to him and his friends when it was known that he missed stars by one point in his Second Class year. We will have to admit that he must have had a good head to have done such good work and, yet, found time to take weekly trips to Roanoke to see " the girl. " Aubrey cannot help making friends and being respected by all who know him any more than he can help enjoy- ing life as it comes and giving to it his best, whatever the situation may be. " Sure, I ' ivill take you to Roanoke this iveek-fnd. " iixsi x xiX ' A t x mmm itt mn xaxaxxsm Here is a man who can serve as a model for all in V. M. I. A military man supreme when he wants to show just what can be done, but in his regular moments, a first class private who gives old A Company ' s officers more sleepless nights than they wish to confess. Looking to other fields, our friend has attained the reputation of a business man of no mean ability. His success with the Cadet is but a forerunner of strides which he will take when he leaves the old Institute. P inchpenny ' s biggest moments come with hop times. Even the most stalwart lovers quake with fear and give way Vv-hen he steps on the dance floor. Ever since Garth has been old enough to have an aim in life, it has been his desire to be a surgeon. Consequently he joined the ranks of the pre-medical boys in old Rat ' s chemistry department. As a student, he has kept to his regular standards and has pushed hard on the heels of the star men. loshicj monry JianJ over fisl. " Garth Edmund Fort N ' ASIIVII.I.E, T[: N-ESSEE Baihilnr of Sdi-iur in C irmislry Cavalry ■ ' Shylock. " ■■Little Rufus " Corporal. (3); Sergeant. (2); Honor Court. H); General Committee, (1); Business Manager the ■■Cadet. ' ' (1). Activities Boxing, (1. 3); Baseball, (1. 3). ( he Jjomh Irving Gordon Foster EAST LYNX, M ASSACHL SET] S liailiclor of Sciniif in Elcclricat Eni iiiirririij Honors Coi-poral, (3); Sergeant, (2 1; Lieutenant. (1 , Company C; Academic Stars, (4, 3, 2, 1); Prencli Medal. (2); Treasurer, Second Class Fi- nance Committee, (2); Director. Second Class Show, (2); President. Dramatic Club. (1); Co- tillion Club, (1); Floor Committee, AIEE, (1). Activities Cross Countiy. I4i; Track. (4. 3): • ' Cadet " Staff. (3. 2, 1); ' -Bomb " Staff. (1); Dramatic Club, (4. 3. 2. 1). In September, 1931, Southern ears were shocked to hear a harsh and un- known dialect. It was nothing more nor less than our little " Iggy, " fresh from Massachusetts, and all prepared to make good in a big way. Un- daunted by his horrible handicap, he set out and was soon recognized as one of the leading students in our class. In the military line, he was not so successful to begin with, barely managing to squeeze his name on the cor- poral ' s roster. But a bad beginning makes a good ending, and " Iggy " is now recognized as the most happy-go-lucky lieutenant in the Corps. " Iggy " has left a brilliant record both academically and in his extra-curricular ac- tivities. He has endeared himself to his roommates, and it will be many a long year before this talented banjo player and his terrible voice are for- gotten by them. However, it is more likely that he will be remembered for his never-failing good humor and thoughtfulness than for his voice. y ke Jjomh In the past four years, not one of us has seen George C. in an angry mood. During his first three years as a member of D Company, by dint of his efforts to vary the dull routine of the military step, he has acquired the amusing appellation of " Bounso. " Transferred his last year into the taller E Company, he has upheld the traditions of a first class private. Few of us know that G. C. has about as many relations in England as he has here in America, but we have all admired his English characteristics and his staunch devotion to " good old Portsmouth. " Since last summer at camp he has become devoted to something else, girls and dances. His true ability was made known by the " lemonade episode. " May such an opportunity knock again. Easy going and practical-minded, yet overflowing with common sense, he takes his cards as they are dealt, be they Graphic Statics or guard duty. N:it— " ll ' linnfis, my diitr. litre I ' . ' c go. ' George Clifford Freeman PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA Rachclnr nj Science in Civil Enc ineerinii Field Artillery " Citromlla, " " Bounso " Activities Ritle Team, (2). " • ' ■y g ( lie Jjomb ! !;ii; ;; t » i ;» t;t t ;!; ! ;;;;;;!; n; ;; » { m John Julius Freeman BRI.I.ROSE, LONG ISr.AND, NEW YORK Baclieioi nf Siirnci- in C irmistry Fielil Artillery " JJ, " " Jay " Activities Gym Team, (4, 3. 2, 1 i ; Fen. ng Team, (3, 2. Beneath this frozen interior there Hes a wealth of dry wit and good fellow- ship that is known only to the chosen few of " JJ ' s " intimate friends. This characteristic common to many of our Northern brother rats reaches its peak with Brother Rat " Nickel Nose. " One would think that this apparent frostiness would lend itself readily to militarism, but " JJ " has never aspired in that direction. Rather does he lend his talents to the Captain under whom he has served for four years with the foils and on the flying trapeze. " Jay " would undoubtedly be one of the academic brows if it were not for his one major vice — sleep. Not only does he spend most of his time in barracks practicing his horizontal drill, but also usually presents a totally unconscious and snoring appearance to his instructors. If in later life " Jay " can keep up his remarkable front and its attendant poise, can be on time a little more often, and can surrender a little of his all-important sleep, we can promise him unmeasured success. " Comr on Bell, let ' s get to bed early tonight. " Cylie Jjonih This smiling, good-natured Southern boy came to the Institute his rat year with the desire to become a V. M. I. man and to endow himself with all those characteristics that go to make V. M. I. men. He went about his duties and hardships unflinchingly and with that ever present smile always on his face. He joined the Cavalry, because he had a liking for horses and has been a credit to the unit while here. Cecil has been an ideal roommate and companion. He is always doing something for others and offering to share their burdens. He brings a bit of life into an otherwise gloomy atmosphere. Frost has progressed steadily forward and has now attained the goal of his ambition, graduation. In Cecil is found the true Southern nature. May he continue to bring happiness to others in life as he has done for those of ' 35. ' Aii; iv ml tlu- He- Cecil Carlyle Frost, Jr. HAMPTON, VIRGINIA Baclielor of Science in Electrical Eiir ineerini Activities Second Class Show, (2). fi C ke Jjomb William Vernon Giles LYNCHBURG, VIRGIXIA Baclielor of .Iris lion " Field Artillery Honors Corporal. (3); Regimental Q. M. Sergeanl. (2); Captain. Company E, (1): Second Class Finance Committee. (2); Assistant Manag.r, I ' ootljall. (2); Secretary, Cotillion Clulj, (II. Activities Second Class Show, (2); ■■Bomb " Staff. (1). Here is a boy, who, in his four years sojourn in these grey walls, has made hfe more enjoyable, more livable, and more pleasant; not only for his class- mates, but for the members of all four classes. There are many excellent traits to be found in Vernon which we know cannot be surpassed by many of the men within our ranks. One of these, " dependability, " is shown by his election as president of our Finance Committee. Whatever job may be given this smiling, good-looking, blond boy, you may be assured that it will be done not only well, but with the utmost care. " It behooves me on this auspicious occasion to compliment a boy who has been more than true to one girl throughout his college career. " The character and good habits which he has so strongly increased at V. M. I. will carry him a long way in the life which we now enter. ' Gill a siiifj! . " ( ke Jjo n? I) :««::u:m::umj::n:::::n:::i:ma Everyone knows " Slopester John, " for he is a friend to all, even if he is high in the ranks of " the chevron wearers. " We might mention that although " Slopester, " John is not really lazy. As he always works and plays hard he is entitled to a few minutes rest now and then. Grasty has been active in many of the activities open to a cadet. In his rat year he was a star center on the rat football team. We must not forget his great work on B Company ' s water polo, baseball, and football teams. From third relief corporal to color sergeant to quartermaster captain show that the " head men " recognized his abilities and gave him what he deserved. John, with his ability to make friends, wherever he is, and create fun for himself and his friends at all times, is bound to enjoy life and with his serious nature to hold him in check we know that he will do big things in the days to come. " Fouled again. Thai D- JoHN Sharshall Grasty, Jr. UNIVERSITY, VIRGINIA Bacliilor oj Sdiim- in Clinnistry Iiilaiitrj ■■Slopester " Honors Corporal, (3), Color Sergeant, (21, Qimrtoi master Captain, (1), Company B; Assislai Manager Track, (2), Activities Football, (■)): Trael;. (4). ( ke Jjomb » ;i i ; ! !!; ;t:!i; i ; i ii;;;:n»wun{;«n Charles Washington Hancock LYNCHBURG, VIRGIN ' IA liaclii ' lor of Scii ' iuf in Ci-v ' il Eni inreiiiuj ■ Puss " Cavalry Honors Class Vice-President, (4, 3. 2, 1): Honor Court. (3. 2, 1); General Committee, (3. 2, 1): Cotil- lion Club, (3, 2, 1); Monogram, Football, (3, 2, 1); Monogram, Basketball, (3, 2, 1): Secretary- Treasurer Lynchburg Club, (3); Vice-President Lynchburg Club, (2) ; President Lvnchburg Club, (1); Corporal, (3): Regimental Color Sergeant, (2): Lieutenant, (1), Company A; President, ASCE, (1): President Cotillion Club, (1). The class early recognized the ability of this man and entrusted to him the office of vice-president. From the starting gun, he has entered into all forms of activity, both on the athletic field and in social circles. His services on the football and basketball teams have proved indispensable. As president of the Hop Committee, he has contributed much toward maintaining the high standards of our dances. In spite of all his athletic activities, " Puss " chose to take Civil. He was no " brow, " but, by constant and diligent work, he has reached his goal — the coveted sheepskin. Charlie is also one of those men well connected in high military circles. The authorities recognized his abihty and made him a first lieutenant. It has been a pleasure to know " Puss, " and, in years to come we shall have many a pleasant memory of his friendship. In parting, we wish him every success and happiness, feeling confident that he is capable of obtaining both. " ask you confidentially. ' ' Cyhe Jjon?h Slipstick and slapstick for old Van Vector. Not often does one so virtuous appear in the ranks of V. M. I. When he came unheralded from the blue- grass of Kentucky, no one thought that the great All American would be his hop date. Van (after that initial success) set his cap for Sari Maritza. Her inability to atten d Easter hops of his Third Class year made him synical, and hunting for something hard, he grabbed the Electrical course. Van can hit the books when he is in the mood, but ten o ' clock is his bedtime hour on easy nights. The poor system of ventilation in barracks plus the window-closing detail made Van decide on M. I. T. for a future in Air Conditioning. If he works there as he has here, he ' s bound to be a success. He came unheralded but he leaves with friends who won ' t forget him in years to come. Good-bye Van, Stewart, at last, admits she ' s beautiful; so all is right and may Danville see you many times. " irhy Henry, she ' s beaulilul! . ' ! ' ■ Van Buren Nelson Hansford HARRODSBURG. KENTUCKY liaihcloi of Stiinci- in Etectriial Eiu iniriinc ■•Van. " " Van Vector Activities Fencing, (4). ( ke Jjomb FiNLEY Houston Harlow LEXIXCTON " , VIRGINIA Biululoi of .-Iris ' •Jean, " " Booste Honors Corporal, (3), Sergeant, (2), Company B. Activities Cadet Librarian, (1). Finley Houston Harlow, commonly known to all of us as Jean, due to the fact that Jean is so popular among the ranks of cadets. Jean ' s many friendships were made by his willingness to help others, his constant un- selfishness with what he has, and a personality that pleases everyone. After many long months of being a jet oil king, in his rat year, he was awarded a set of smack stripes. His Second Class year found him a sergeant, on account of his undying personal pride. Now, a First Class private, his per- sonal pride has diminished, but even now he ' s a top notcher. Jean, like the rest of those hay-hounds, enjoys his quiet evenings in the arms of Morpheus, and when he has time to get up, he is reading one of those ancient books of love. He says this knowledge gives him, the modern Romeo, the jump on all those who only know the modern ways. After all ' s said and done, though, we know you will go out into the world and receive your reward for your abilities. •Huh " m:u::t:t:mt:im:KtKmm:ns::::: We present the Bweeze, one-time pride of John Marshall. ' Tis said that the gag rule was invented on his account. At least, that ' s the tale his room- mates tell. He emerged from his Rat Year, not at the top as records go, but sky high on the theory that " a miss is as good as a mile. " ' Twas during his Third Class year that he acquired no little repute as a marksman with a gravel shooter and torpedoes. He entered the Second Class as a smell and fume artist, and it was here that he won his name, being accoladed by Doc Carroll. As a chemist, he distinguished himself as a carpenter, after an unfortunate extra hour of sleep while on guard. As a man, he has proved irreproachable. There is nothing for which he cannot be depended upon unreservedly. It is sufficient to say that he is fondly claimed by ' 35. ' Come here, Jimmy; ix-ant to sri- somciJiing pii-etly? " Andrew Thomas Harris, Jr. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Bachelor nj Science in Chemislry Field Artillery " Skeeter, " " Bweeze " Honors Corporal. (3). Company D. Activities " Bomb " staff. (1). Cyke Jjomb xxxxxxxxxytxixixxtx Grayson Richard Headley CAI.l.AO, VIKGINIA Bacliflor of Siienci ' in Civil Enyinrerinij Activities Floating University On the Eleventh of September, 1931, all the people of that great metropolis in Northumberland county turned out in full to give the one and only G. R. Headley their best wishes for a happy journey through V. M. I. Grayson wasn ' t very impressed by all this, but he afterwards realized that he needed every bit of the luck oifered him. Despite the hardships, Grayson had to buck during his rat year, he pulled through with the best of them and was among the first here at the opening of the next year, to take some more of that gosh-awful confinement. He has been a true and loyal friend to everyone who knew him throughout his four years; one who could take all the kidding that was oifered him with a smile and dish it out in the same manner. The course Grayson chose to follow was that of Civil Engineering. Everyone is back of you, wishing you all the luck in the world. You ' ll always remain in the hearts of all who knew you as a swell fellow and a regular guy. ' Giilla ii-rilc tlir riuifc no m:::::::n:;:mt:::::::i::::i:::::::::: Behold " J. Lala, " that debonair, happy-go-lucky pride of the stainless sleeves who hails from Richmond. Wherever the bright lights glitter " Hicicy " is always among those present, at home in the crowd. Giving and taking, he ' s always smiling in times of joyous frivolity and also in cir- cumstances less pleasant. After the storm had cleared and " Hicky " had become acclimated to the ways of the Institute, he tossed aside all military aspirations as a necessary evil and entered whole-heartedlv into the art of puny punning, with a modicum of studying to ease his conscience. Gen- erous, true, interested, interesting, " Hicky " is the first to praise, the last to blame, bent on enjoying life and heckling the authorities. An in- domitable will, an irresistible personality, a droll wit, an unerring courteous- ness; in brief, a gentleman in the most exacting sense of the word, he truly deserves the title, " Our Brother Rat. " ■-■hal i! is, Ciirtrr. I ' m in jii-vnr of il. " James Lawrence Hicks RICHMOND, VIKCINIA Bac irlor of Sdi ' ncr in Chrmislry rUlil Arlilie •■Hicky. " " J. Lala " Activities Sfcond Class Show, (2); " Cadet " Staff, (1). d ke Jjomb Francis Wayne High ROAKOKE, VIRGINIA liaclielor oi Science in Chemical Enf inerrini " Wayne " I ielil Artillery Honors Corporal, (31: Battalion Sergeant-Major. (2); Lieutenant, (1), Company F: President of Class, (4, 3, 2, 1): Second Class Finance Committee, (21; Cotillion Club, (1); Honor Court. (3, 2, 11; General Committee, (3, 2. 1). Activities " Wrestling, (4). A winning smile: a level heaci. Just a few words, but look how much is behin(d them. It ' s a cheerful smile — it has made many new friends and has made old friends truer friends. It is indicative of the personality of its wearer. A personality which reflects the charm of the old Southern Colonel and the vivacity of the modern college boy. To say that he has a level head implies much. Three years ago, we, his brother rats, saw fit to elect him president of our class. In the years which have followed he has met many difficult situations and found almost insurmountable obstacles in his path. With the best interests of his class in mind and with the courage of his own convictions, he has handled these problems in a manly manner. That work required ability, courage, presence of mind, and foresight. These qualities, he had and used. To him we say " Thanks " and a most sincere " au revoir. " " ffolta study. " ■; ' w. " i " ' T C lie Jjonrb This eager little Tarheel drew his first V. M. I. breath with suave aplomb, for heaven had set him apart from lesser rats. In spite of a limitless abil- ity for getting in storms, a brilliant mind, Nippy, and various other natural endowments. Clary has survived four years of chevroned glory without once placing a polished toe on the penalty pavement. His unfailing conquests in every line of endeavor are in no small part attributable to the immaculate creature ' s proficiency in the fine art of bull slinging, for he is an inveterate and continuous talker and his voice reigns supreme in every after-taps con- cert. Regardless of this evil, our Winchell ' s an all around good fellow and a peach of a roommate. This Bomb, compiled through months of painstaking labor, is a graphic memorial of his V. M. I. career, the founda- tion for a greater one. " irell, you it ' s l iis ■itYi ' — " WiNFiELD Clary Holt GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA Bachelor of Arts Field ArtilU-r} Honors (2); Licuten (11 Corporal, (3): Sergeant. Company E Second Class Finance Coniniitteo. (2); Cotillion Club. (1); Editor-in-Chief Bomb. (1); Senior Warden Episcopal Cadet Vestry. (1); Academic Stars, (4. 3, 2, 1); Executive Committee V.I. P. A. Cross Country. (4): Track, (4. 3); WrestlinK. (3, 2); Episcopal Discussion Group. (4, 3. 2. 1); Cadet Staff, (2, 1); Bomb Staff. (2, 1); Second Class Show. (2). ( ke Jjomb James William Humphreys, Jr. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Biichrlor of Science in Cliemislry Cavalry " Humpy. " " Schnozzola " Honors Corporal, (2), Company A; Seigoant, 2), Cap- tain, (1), Company C: Assistant Manager of Baseball, (2). " Cadet " Staff, (2, 1); Second Class Show, (2): Monkey Team. (4 1. Now way back in ' 31, the male population of Richmond was depleted by cne, and the old Rat line once more resounded with that familiar phrase, ' So you ' re from Richmond, Musto! " " Humpy " took his rat year like a man and proved his ability by obtaining the coveted chevrons at those memorable " Finals " of ' 32. From that year on, " Humpy " added one more chevron until he reached the highest that the cavalry can offer, that of cadet captain. Sometimes we wonder if the associations and merits we form early in life will not stand solidly back of us in our future business world. " Humpy, " the host of friends that you have made during your stay at V. M. I. are a tribute to your own ability as a man and a true Brother Rat. Just remember that there ' s always room at the top of the ladder of success for leaders, and if you continue the work that you have accomplished at V. M. I., you will go far in the world. So may you realize early in life the success that is rightfully yours. " Women don ' l bother me, I ' m rugged. " Cylie Jjonih ttt::m««tmn:n:::j::::::::::::::::: " I don ' t mind you talking to me, but for Gawd ' s sake stay off my hay " — and thus is told the story of how a certain Keydet spends his spare time, and strange as it seems, he is one of the highest ranking of Buzz ' s boys. Jimmy hails from Petersburg, and never has there been a boy who loves his home town more. No matter how fantastic a story one may tell, Jimmy can always go him one better, saying, " Now down in Petersburg — . " He has only looked upon the military as one of the bad ordeals that one must encounter at V. M. I., but when the time comes to show his training along this line, he indeed surprises us. Jimmy never likes to have his work inter- fere with his sleep, but when one is fortunate enough to find him not deep in slumber, he encounters in our boy a willing and competent worker, making the best of every opportunity presented. " Pclershurg ' s got it. " James Emmett Jordan, Jr. PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA Bachclnr of Sdrrwt- in Ci-vil Eniitnmin j Honors Academic Stars, (2. 1). Activities ■■Bomb " staff, (1). ke Jjomb Oliver Everett Jordan BALTIMORE, MARYLAND BacJielor oi Science in Civil Enyineering Field Artillery " Kollo " President Wesley flub, (1); Vice-President Methodist Sunday School Class, (1). Activities Wesley Club, H, 3, 2, 1). A deep respect for the better things of Hfe and a knack for getting things done, have been two outstanding characteristics of Rollo Jordan ' s career at V. M. I. A seriousness of purpose, intermingled with an appreciative humor and a willingness to favor whenever possible, has been the foundation of his achievements at V. M. I. As a second classman, Rollo settled down to serious business and made a creditable showing in Booty ' s Structures, and we believe that he is to be a crackajack engineer. Now that the time has come for Rollo to leave us, we want to give him a big send off by wishing him the best of luck and hoping that he makes as big a mark on the world as he had made on his classmates. •All right! So ns.-hat! " ( lie Jjonfh n::mmtmnm:n:ti:::iM::::;;::::: Look at Joe, Folks — This brown-eyed, curly-haired member of the Class of ' 35 hails from Alabama. Brought up with " Hurry " Cain, he always had ambitions to be a bone-crushing fullback, but he never quite attained that goal. West Point had him for a year, but the boys got too " running " for him, and he never could quite conceive a military life, so he came back to us for a career of engineering. With a constructive mind and the talent of an insurance salesman we ' re sure he will be able to sell his ideas, if not his struc- tures, to the world. He likes music and is a master when it comes to leading an orchestra; given to composing " odes " and " jokes " and himself always on the receiving end of a practical joke, but ready with a smile. Joe is one of those " hay-lovers " too, as can be seen by his last second dash to the company. This does not spell doom to him for he rarelv makes the P. T. List. As a student he has always made the grade and we are quite sure that success will be his. Best of luck, Joe. " Jet nil 071 till- shncs. FlcrlfoolrJ nn thr horsr- Edwin Boyce Joseph MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA liaihelor oj Science in Civil Enc inreiinii Field Artille ( ke Jjomb Fred LeNaire Kelly HOPEWELL, VIRGINIA Bachelor of Science in Chemistry randnia " Field Arlille Honors Academic Stars. (2, 1). Activities Fencing (4. 3. 2. 1). Originally hailing from Florida, Fred ' s residence in Virginia has not yet accustomed him to the coldest of our winter weather. " Granny, " one of his many popular nicknames, arose as a direct result of his efforts to keep warm at any and all costs. His interests are varied. Ninety-four Hall always seemed quite an attraction, and those who have seen him in action with the epee will testify that the quickness of his blade was ample proof of much work and great interest. It was this same building that invariably engaged his attention on hop nights. Fred is endowed with splendid ability, and knows the value of hard work. The worth of this combination is wit- nessed by the fact that he has been near the top in all of his academic work. Yet, in spite of his addiction for the honor roll, most any vacant afternoon would find him reclining luxuriously and relaxing in a hay over a pile of Weird Stories. Wherever he may go, Fred will be liked for his pleasant manner, and admired for his ability. Here is a man who is loyal to his friends. " Yes. that ' s ric ht. ' i Page 120 ► C lie Jjomh " To see ourselves as others see us, " need never bring fears to this stalwart son of Texas. Four years of close association with him have failed to reveal a fault, and he has fulfilled the old adage, " all wool and a yard wide. " It might be said of " Jimmy " that, " He came; he saw; he conquered. " He came to V. M. I. as a rat with the rest of us; he saw the way ahead, and he conquered the difficulties with the ease of a natural leader. " Jimmy " won all of us with his ready smile and good humor, his charming personality, and his carefree debonair manner. The trail of broken hearts that he has left behind give mute evidence of his success in the field of love. Early in his career at V. M. I., " Jimmy " showed his ability, and he has never slackened the steady pace which he set for himself. He has always been outstanding in his many and varied activities. He brings to mind that gentleman among men — Beau Geste. " Hey Gihhy, ll ' hat ' sa dopef " James Woodward Kennedy BEAUMONTj TEXAS Bachelor of Science in Ci-vil Enijineerinij Jlmmv " Field Ar(illc HON ' ORS Corporal. (3); Sergeant. (2); Lieutenant, CD. Company D; Captain Pistol Team. (1); Second Class Finance Committee. (2); Cotillion Club, (1). Activities Boxing, (4, 3); Pistol Team, (3. 2. 1) : Second Class Show, (2) ; Assistant Manager Football. (2); Assistant Manager Baseball, (2). C ke Jjomb »»»i !i i i! »;ti!!!iiiii i ! ii :» ; ;» !;i: » Rowland Falconer Kirks PETERSBURG. VIRGINIA Bachelor of Arts Honors Corporal, (3), Company ' ■A. ' Activities Fencing, (4. 3, 2 li; Track, (A. 3); Wrestling, I n every group of men, there are some whose intense individuahty stands them apart from their fellows. " Roy " easily qualifies as a member of this select few. Those same mental acquirements which destined him for Liberal Arts, elevate him far above the plane of mediocrity. It is a part of the doctrine of compensation that imperfections exist in the most perfect speci- mens, and thus we are not surprised to find " Roy " far from perfect, the possessor of certain paradoxial foibles. Women — Ah! now you have it — are his weakness. Witness a yard-high photograph, too large to keep in his locker. He is entirely free from sectional prejudice too, be they from sunkist California, bleak Maine, or warm Florida, " Roy " loves them all. Versatile, gifted, and capable, " Roy " has won a place in our hearts. May success con- tinue to mark his way in the future, as in the past. " Sir-r-r. ' Cyke Jjoniu ::::::::::::::::«::::::::: As an inventive genius, the " big stud " is unsurpassed, and, in future years, we expect to see no end of chemical laboratories annihilated by his somewhat erratic genius. He may not be so good with calculus, but give him a piece of string and a coat hanger, and he is happy. Why, without even trying, " Stud " has turned out superlative mouse traps and window closing devices. Seriously, though, " The Boy " always does well in everything he tries. " Stud, ' stands out as a humorist with his ever ready " So What?, " in answer to almost any question, and with his awful puns. Too much cannot be said of his ready smile, his desire to help others through hard times, and his heartfelt sincerity. He is one in a million to his many friends, well liked and respected by all. To know him is to like him, and he has been a true friend to all who have known him. " So u;hal! " Lewis Courtland Knight ALEXANDRIA, VIRCIXIA Bailu-lor of Science in Chemical Enc ineerinc Field Artillery ■■Stud " Honors Corporal. (3), Company F. Activities Boxing, (4, 3, 21. ( ke Jjonih -r- m ■ ' • " mmmarm. James Minor Kulp ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Bachelor oj Arts Field Artillery " Little Beetle " Activities " Cadet " staff, (3, 2, 1). Never has the personification of the old saying been more truly vested in anyone than in the person of Minor — little but loud. He has a three-fold purpose in life, namely, to hear all, to see all and to know all, but alas! how badly he has fared in his third quest. Aside from these seemingly personal derogatory remarks, Minor is a very versatile and likeable person in activities and life in barracks. He is a willing worker and seldom too busy to lend a hand to his fellow cadet. Embodied in Minor are two qualities which more than anything else tend to insure success, he is a good sport and a true gentleman. Minor has those traits which are required of a Liberal Artist, he obtains the maximum results from the minimum amount of work. This requires intelligence of the type not possessed by many, including the brows. This will go a long way towards making him a success in life as in college. Luck to you. Minor. " H ' e ' re gctliny fouled. ' ( Iie Jjonih To see Eddie perform on a football field made girls ' hearts beat faster and men exclaim, " There ' s a real player, a hard tackier, a constant ground gainer, and a good sport. " This isn ' t all of Eddie ' s achievements-- the most creditable is his rise in scholastic work. By no means spectacular, but it shows his ability to keep after something until it is accomplished. He has also had his glory in other activities, as manager of the wrestling team and as a sergeant in the " Boy Scout " company. This Florida flash, although he didn ' t start with us, joined us our Third Class year, and we feel more than lucky to obtain such a friend and addition to our class. Eddie always meets his difficulties with a smile, and it is with much regret that we part with such a loyal friend and true gentleman. Edwin Augustus Law BARTOW, n.DKIDA Hiululor oj Sdiiiu- in Civil Eni iiirtiinii Cavalry ••Eddie. " ■•iM.-;ilbiiir ' Honors Sti-e - ilit. (21 : Monoerani Fciutl iill, CI. - ' . IJ; Maiiat-tT V;u-.sity Wr.stlint;. (1). Activities Football. (I. S, L ' , 1): . s.slstalit ManaB.-r Wr. ' .st- lliiS. (2)- ( lie Jjonib unu«n««at:« William Coulter List MIAMI, FLORIDA Bacliclor of Scienn- in Civil Enginrering Field Artil:. " Listo, " " Bill " Corporal, (3,. Quarterma.itpr Sergeant, (2), Lieutenant, (1), Company E; Academic Stars, (2, 1). Activities Boxing, (4). Brother " Listo " came to us with ideas and beUefs of honor, right, and fair play, things which he could only augment. He has never and never will compromise them, though this path has caused him to lose acquaintances, only to change them later into fast and admiring friends. " Listo ' s " sole vice is sleeping. A sleep which carries as a prerequisite perfect quiet, thus cutting off short all after taps bull sessions. Rustling paper is the bain of " Listo ' s " existence, nocturnally speaking, and many times during the night you can hear him searching in the dark for his disturber. His militarv success must be attributed to his parade ground glide, for Military is his pet hate. His female encounters are rare, since he is still hunting for the ideal girl. " Listo, " with his ever ready laugh and good fellowship, has won for himself a place in the hearts of us all. You deserve a happy life, old fellow! ' You i ot all day tn talk. Shut k i auii lit me go to sleep. " aiM»m u-i»mi: ' nf» ». C l r J)of) h :n:::::::::::::::: " C ' mon Bob, let ' s get going! Do voii realize we have only one minute? " When we arrive at the Dutch Inn, however, the cahc are still waiting and with open arms. Such a " power house " with blonde hair, blue eyes, and a personality which anyone would be proud to own, how those women do fall. Although it is rumored that " Bob " is the wo rld ' s worst for putting oif, the fact usually is that he is doing something for somebody else or for his Alma Mater. Naturally enough the trials and tribulations of military have haunted our fair friend. Alas and alack, his aspirations have come to naught, and he remains just " one of the boys. " Cheerful, unassuming, unselfish, mischievous (especially on Hallowe ' en) , and ready to help at any time; all of these together in one person, " Bob " Little. To his Alma Mater, a golden security, and to his brother rats, a regular fellow. " Il ' ttt, I ' m salisfiiJ ivilh l.ilnral his. ' Joseph Roberts Little, Jr. WASHINGTON, D. C. lUulhlnr nj .Ills ■Bob " liclil Arrilli- Honors Intramural plune.. ilianipinn, ill; .s.-.i-.-iai AcnviTiES ••Ca ' hf Sliifr. (2. II; Pistol T am. (2. 1 ; Kill.- Ti ' am. (2. II; .swImmInK Inslrurli.r. 1 2, 1); rh.-.r I.4n(l.T. (2. 11; " noml. " Staff (II. ( ke Jjomb James Herbert Lord PHILADELPHIA, PEXNSVLVAXIA Bachelor oi Science in Civil Enijineering " Mule puss, " " Muley " " Mule " started Kis higher education in gay collegiate style, but finding that co-eds have a tendency to distract one ' s mind from professorial discourse, he forthwith renounced the joys of that world in favor of a monogamous career at our own Military Institute. Since coming to V. M. I., " Muley " has gained for himself a host of loyal friends. " Lushington Jymes " has conducted himself during his four years at the Institute in an enviable man- ner, and his present status as a first-class private is a fitting reward to his endeavors. We can only sav that he is a typical first-class private and that we are very proud of him. As a budding Civil Engineer we are certain that our Lord ' s future is one replete with towering structures, stately spans, and broad highways. May our best wishes and affection be always with you, Jim. ' ' « ijointj nuts! ' ' O ( ' J J o m I) John, like the majority of us, entered V. M. I. with mixed feelings of " W ' hat ' s it all about " and " Now, what did I let myself in for? " Over- coming these feelings, with the determination and the stick-to-it-tiveness that he has shown all through his four years with us, he set himself to the task of becoming a true V. M. I. cadet and brother rat. His assets of marked friendliness, generosity, and loyalty, unquestionably, gained for him these honors as well as the esteem of his classmates. His social activities are few, compared with those of some of the class romeos. However, it cannot be said that he is a stranger to such well-chosen places as Mary Baldwin and Hollins. John ' s one ambition is to become a Civil Engineer. If his present success can be looked upon as an omen, his future is assured. He parts from us with all of the best wishes and good luck that brother rats can bestow upon one of their number. •iiisif. Jni ' iil. " John Nathan Lorentzen Kl. PASn, TEXAS Hiii iilor oj Sdi-nii- in Civil Eiuiinnrinii Infantry ••Stiu;it, " ■BuTiTiy " Honors Corporal. (3); .SiTRfanl. 12). AcrivniKs Boxing. (4); nirt;-, Cil; Ihm " . C): Vvw liiK. (1). rrV Carlyle Marsden Lowe ClIARIESmS ' , WEST VIRGINIA Baihclor of Science in Electrical Engineerimi " Sam " ■•Blue Boy " Field Artillery Honors r-orpoial. (S). Quartormaster Sergeant, (2), Lieut ;nant. (1). Company F; Numerals, (4); Monogram Club (3, 2. 1). Activities Football, (4, 3, 2, 1); Wrestling, (4, 2), Four years ago, a shoeless mountaineer stood at our gates and clamored for admission. " Sam " is now a well-known figure around barracks and is as famed for his well-balanced sense of humor as for his ability to get ahead, either in the military or the athletic end of education. On the football field or on the wrestling mat, " Sam " is the man who can be counted on to do just a bit more than his share. In activities other than sport he is just as dependable and always willing to help out less fortunate fellows who need his aid. An ability to make and hold good friends and profit from all his mistakes is much to " Sam ' s " advantage. We send him out into the world with our best wishes and hope that he continues on his well-started path. C lie Jjo»?h Here ' s to that little human dynamo, the man known to everyone as " Red, " who hails from Norfolk. His character may well be summed up in the word, smooth. " Red " hasn ' t confined himself to any one activity, hut is a well rounded individual, being able to properly divide his time between academic, athletic, and social functions, the last mentioned being the most prominent. As a rat, we remember him as a quiet, unassuming lad. Now, as we approach the parting, we see " Red " as a shining light among the luminaries of our class. Practically without e.xception, " Red " has taken par: in every cadet activity. His ability has more than once proved its worth to the Tennis Team. Though finally deprived of his place on the pedestal of military fame, he has savored of military glory. Good luck, " Red, " you deserve the " Little Napoleon " alias, and we feel certain that you will reach heights comparable to those of the original. Hayward Douglas Luckett, Jr. NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Rculutnr of .Iris Cavalrj •■Hill.- •I.IUh- Nai.l.y " Honors (■ori...i:iI. (SI, Qu .fc-ialU, (2), Company A. .AcnVlTIES untry. Hi; Trat-k. i4). T.-nnls, (3. ' J. 1): nass .«h.iw, Ci. ( ke Jjomh William Fleming Major RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Iiadiilor of Scirncr in Electrical Enijincering Fie:(l Artillery -Billy, " " Bla-Bla " Academic Stars, (4. 3, 2, 1): Corporal, (3l. Com- pany F. Activities Floor Committee A. I. E. E.. (1) Billy is one of those rare individuals who are capable of getting the most out of a thing with the minimum of effort. As a result he has had time to share his knowledge with others, to mix with his classmates, and make many friends through his sunny disposition. Bla-Bla entered the Institute with the Class of 1934, but circumstances prevented his being present when the roll was called the following year. However, the call of his Alma Mater was too strong, and the Fall of 1932 found him back again, this time as a member of the Class of 1935. Another rare characteristic of Bill is his freedom of worry over the antics of the fair sex. Nevertheless, he has often been wont to travel, on the sly, to Randolph-Macon. When he decided to calculate voltages and currents, he really began to stand out. A star man, a member of the executive committee of the student chapter of the A. I. E. E., Bill should someday become a prominent engineer. " Listen liere, Big Shot! O ( ' J J O })} I) Howie came a long wav to enter one of the South ' s old schools. At first, it was a bit confusing to him, but with his usual ability to cope with situations, he managed to become adjtisted to the new ways of living. There are none of us who know him but who arc glad that he was able to get along here and to like it well enough to return the three vears to follow. His Third Class year he achieved military recognition in the form of a corporalcy, and in the years which followed this, he was able to maintain his military prestige without becoming eager. As time went one, those who came in contact with Howie have learned that there are few more likeable people in the world. After a successful four years here in V. M. I., we know that all his brother rats will join in wishing him all the luck in the world. ■ ' Got a leltrr I mm Prij today. " Howard William Martens AI.BAN ' V, NEW YORK flac ii-lor of Siierur in Ch ' it F.iu iiii iriiiij C ' avalr.v " Howlo, " " Senator " HnS ' ORS Corporal. (3 . Sergpant. (2). (1) Company A; Acadinilc Star-i. (2. 1). Activities Kcnclng. (4. 3. 2. 1): nasrhall. (1. 3. 2. ll ••Cadi-t " Starr. (2, 1). ( ke Jjonib Oscar Hunter McClung, Jr. LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA liaclielor of Science in Chemistry Honors Corp (3); Regimental Sergeant-Major, (2) Cap- tain, Regimental Adjutant U). Company A; Second Class Finance Committee. (2); Cotillion Club, (1); Manager Rat Football. (1); Secretary V. A. S,. (1). Activities Track-, (A, 3); Assistant Managi-r Football. (2). The local boy who made good in college with studies, calic, and the military. " Oscar the Zero " (King of the May, Southern Seminary) is what one would call a lover of the first water. His wooing of maidens would turn Casanova green with envy. Beside the above mentioned, the " King " is quite a military man. A great admirer of jet oil, electro-silicon, and blitz, along with a natural knack to perform his duties well, placed him at the top. It is a gratifying spectacle each afternoon to see him hoist his main sails and go navigating across the parade ground, stop, and in a dominating voice call out the " Detail for Tomorrow. " The " King " takes a lot of barracks kidding on the chin, but he never stays down for the count. A great enthusiasm for medicine led him to take the pre-medical course. A serious thinker, a hard worker, a lover of good, clean fun, and a friend of all. XK hat more can man ask? " Step off -with tlic jet oil. " ttt::::n::::n:::tii:::::::::::::t::::::: A Pennsylvania Yankee and proud of it, Mac has made durin g his four years at the Institute a record that ' s outstanding; in activities, the mihtary, socially, and as an all-around good fellow. They busted him, but they couldn ' t keep him down, so a lieutenant ' s chevrons shone on his sleeves in the fall of ' 34. When a good man was needed to manage rat track and intramurals, keep books for the Cadet and minutes for the A. I. E. E., this boy was on the job. When the same good man was needed to keep up the after taps bull session, or any bull session for that matter, Skylight was right on hand. This handsome lad has had the enviable luck to break a few hearts and, as he stoutly maintains, preserve his own, intact. Interested in everything and everybody, including Bunv, R.-M., and Hollins, a gentle- man who never fails to charm everyone with whom he comes in contact, Mac has left us the pleasant memory of good fellowship with all. " irhat ' s Ihc diffiTinic. yii avi ' l ijti lirong. ' Stannard Hayes McKibben CHARl.KRnl. PH SVI.V. MA Iltuliilnr nj Siirn,,- in Elictr ' nal Eiif iiirniii Fielil ArlilltT, " Mac, " " Stan " HnsnRS Cnrpnral. C!), SiTRvant, (2). I.iut.-nam. (11. Ccimpriny K; .S.nlnr Ilitraniural ManaKer: Sen;- tary A. I. E. K.. (1). " fadi-l " Staff, (2. 1), S.-c-imcl Clans Sin. Bask.-lliall, (1). ( ke Jjomb Dan Scott McMillin DALLAS, TEXAS bachelor oj Arts Boxing. (4); Rifle Team, (41; Wrestling, (3, 2, 1); ■■Cadet " Staff, (2, 1): ■■Bomb ' Staff, (1). Yes, sir, Dan is some boy. Just ask him how that statement came about. Although he is a rather quiet chap in the crowd, nothing pleases him more than to lead the conversation with his tall tales and wit, dry and otherwise, when among his own friends. In his own way he is independent and a master cf his art. From all appearances at school, he ' s not what might be called a ladies ' man, but it ' s just because he doesn ' t so desire, he ' s got the power in reserve. We ' re not positive, but it certainly seems that he ' s reserving this same power for the belles of far away Texas. Since he has been here he has preferred to do his talking on paper, witness his work on the Cadet. Most of his activities have been along athletic lines. Dan may look small, but its only another case of looks deceiving for he ' s a prime example of the " stud, " especially in the wrestling line. Dan has never bothered with chevrons, but he has never dragged down the fair name of the privates, either. He ' s another of the outstanding men who go to make up ' 35. " Some babe, but do v;7i in Texas — " C lie Jjo m b The day that " Jim " was born, he was slated to come thousands of miles to take civil engineering at V. M. I., to continue a family tradition. " Jim " soon captured a warm spot in the hearts of all of us. His reserve, his dependability, his willingness to help, and his good humor are a few of the fine qualities that have endeared him to all of his classmates. As he was going to excell, he picked the academic line, and, as he is " Jim, " he has made one of the best academic records in our class. The fair sex were always attracted to " Jim " and his everlasting smile. " Keep ' em guessing, " says " Uncle Jim. " " Jim ' s " ambition is to be a banker, and if he fulfills his duties in this capacity as well as he has accomplished everything that he has undertaken at the Institute, especially as Business Manager of this Bomb, his success is assured. " That ' s ivliat ihv ii ' omen tell me. " James Cowan Meem RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Baclielor iil Siierice in Civil Eiiijinterini Field Artille Honors Corporal. (3). Sergeant. (2). Company F; Sic- ond Class Finance Committee, (2); Cotillion Club. (1); Buslnes.s Manager " Bomb. " (1): . ca(lemlc Stars, (4, 3, 2, 1 . Activities Football. (1): Track, (4); ■■Cadet " Staft. (2l: •■Bi.mb ' Staff. (2. 1): Episcopal Cadet Vestry. i • FT IIEISEigilMlHI C ke Jjonil? Robert Louis Mitchell CAMP DOUGLAS, WISCONSIN " [lac ielor of Science in Electrical Engineering " Mitch. " " Red " Activities Editorial Staff of the " Cadet " , (1). Lest we forget; Mike was the proud young man who came to the Institute wearing the natty navy blue of Marion Military Institute and sporting a pair of shining gold first sergeant stripes. After an enthusiastic reception by the Third class, " Red " settled down to the quiet restful life of a rat. Well do we all remember that scared look upon his face when he was a new cadet. During his brief stay here, " Mitch " has made a host of friends. Now, after two years of service, pursuing elusive amperes through complicated circuits, he is about to try his luck in the electrical world. Mike, keep up your work in life as you have done here at the Institute, and we have no doubt, what- ever, that you will be successful. " Come on Lord, step off, little toofs gone. " ( ke Jj o ni b t:«u:j::::::::n::::::::::::n::::::tm September, 1931, introduced us to Lexington ' s own Roscoe Moore. " Buck, " as he is known to us in barracks, has proved his might in athletics, studies, and friendship. Captain of the Harriers and a two-miler on the track team, " Buck " always put up a good race and has been one of the main stays to Colonel Read ' s runners. A hard worker in classes and always ready for fun in barracks life, but when you wanted something done you could always depend on " Buck. " Each year found him with a different calic — a power with the women to say the leas:. R. O. T. C. encampment found him again with a different one, and on F. C. P. you are sure to find him in Washington. " Buck " has had his military glory having held the stripes of corporal and sergeant. The parting with such a boy as " Buck " is one of the things that mars the pleasure of graduation. ■G-R-E-A-TH " William Roscoe Moore LEXINCTO-V, VIRGINIA Bachelor of Science in Ci-vil Encjineerinii Infantr.v " Buck, " •■Meatball " Honors Cipnial. 1,11, SiTK. ' iint, (21, ( ' onuianv B; Cap- iln Varsity Cross Country Team, (1); Mono- gram Club, (2. 1). ACTIVITIHS Cross Country, (J, 3. 2, 11; Trai ' k, 13, 2, ll Wrestlint-, H); Baseball, (1). SB! Cylie Jjomh George Dwight Morgan, Jr. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Bacliclor oj Science in Civil Enyineerintj ' ■Jimmy. " " Mogin " Cavalry Honors Numerals Football, (4); Champion Intramural Tennis. (4); Corporal, (3), Quartermaster Ser- geant, (2), Lieutenant, (1), Company C: Mono- gram Tennis, (3); Captain Tennis Team, (1); Academic Stars, (4, 3, 2, 1). Activities Tennis, (4, 3, 2, 1); Football, (4, 3, 2). V. M. I. has caged the bear! She can now point with pride to a gentleman and a cadet. His presence has added a note of sincerity to all of our ga ther- ings. Though " Jimmy " spent the better part of his rat year debearding himself and deshining his brother rats ' shoes with a mechanical " excuse me, " he found time to rise to the top in athletics and academic work. The " Mogin ' s " pride is his penetrating voice, which is aired at all possible times. His memory, a source of constant amusement to his valets (roommates to you) is nihil, for he is ever repeating stories, and all stories are new to him, though he may have heard them many times before. " Molly ' s " love ac- tivities seem to have remained somewhat in the cradle stage. If " Jimmy " can find someone to wake him in the morning, attend him in the day, and put him to bed at night, we promise him a success. ' 7 do declare. " ( lie Jjomb " Stud " is one of the little Cavalry boys from way out West in Arkansas. He may be small, but by virtue of the energy that he displays in willingness to work and anxiousness to learn things puts him right up among the big boys. In fact, he is far ahead of the majority of them, as shown by his high scholastic standing every year of his cadet life. Not only has he stood high in his studies, but he has stood even higher in the eyes of his fellow cadets. " Stud " is a good natured sort of fellow with the sort of easy going character that will not allow him to complain at any situation, no matter what its relation to him. It has often been said that " Silence is golden " and on this standard " Stud " has all gilded fi.xtures, for his main contribution to any conversation consists mainly of listening. His high ideals will contribute to his success in later life as they have contributed to his place in the hearts of ' 35. John Ayres Newman irriiH KOCK, AKKWSAS lliuht-lor itj Stit ' rti ' f iti Cii ' it Erif iiiit ' n u ■ TfP " ' " ■ Cyke JjoniD Edwin Lyell Nussey NOKFnl K, VIRCIN ' IA lUuhiior oj Science in Electrical En jineering ■Edille " Field Arlillery Honors Activities Second Class Sh.r.v. (2); Barracks Electr Ed entered V. M. I. with a smile on his face. That same smile is still there. It ' s a smile for everyone, for everyone is his friend, and he is a friend for everyone, always willing to join them in fun, celebrate with them their good fortune, or lend a helping hand when they are less fortunate. On the sur- face, easy-going; but underneath, there is the driving spirit, ever moving him on to the goal he has set for himself. And Ed is Ambitious — he is aiming high, and his aim is true. The gods must have smiled on Ed, for they gave him the greatest of gifts — the ability to see only the brightest side of everything. He ' s one of those men who enjoy life thoroughly, and who make the lives of others who come in conract with him much happier. ' Good slufl — Judes " ( ke Jjonih :t««:«:«:tn::sj:::::j:t:::::m:::::: Christened " Charles. " Few of us were aware of that fact for fully a year, and so he has always been Joe; just another of his indeterminate factors. This lad is a bit of a riddle. His formula for success certainly has been a long standing enigma in barracks. To all appearances, he is a member of that dubiously select group who " never crack a book, " yet attain a gratify- ing number of Honor List reports. He never says " no " to an after-taps entourage, nor has he been accused of extreme eagerness; yet he is finishing as a commissioned officer. " Damned if I ' ll go to boxing practice, " says this playful fellow, and despite this reluctance, he is one of the best heavy- weights in the Southern Conference. A man apparently anxious to cast aside all responsibility in favor of trifling, a bull session, the ladies, or a binge with the boys, yet those same responsibilities have been dispatched with an enviable degree of success. 7H.t itr cm thrniKjh nnollirr of tliosr Irnihlr hliu rsJ ' " Charles Watson Oatley GREAT NECK, I.ON ' C ISLAND, NEW YORK Burhitor nf Siii-iur in C umislry ••Jne " Fit-Id Arlillir: Honors Coriii.ral. (3), Sergeant. (2). Company F: Li.u teiiiint. (U. Company E; Monogram I ' liih. ( ' 2 1); Numerals. (4). ACIIVIIIES (I. 3i: Boxiiig, (4, i. 1): TraeU. (1) i ( lie Jjomb Robert Gildae O ' Hara ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Bachelor oi Science in Civil Enyinecring Cavalry " Popeye " Honors Corporal, (3), Company A; Vice-PresiJent O. G. ' s, (1). Boxing, (4); Football, (4): Assistant Ma Football, (1). Robert G. O ' Hara, possibly known to most of us as " Popeye, came to V. M. I. with the intentions of gaining its friendships and training, and he has certainly attained both of these goals. From the first he has gained steady popularity by his good character, seriousness, and good old Irish wit, as well as being an all-around good fellow. " Popeye ' s " work on the rat boxing team won for him not only the admiration of the Corps for his spunk but also his nickname, both of which have stuck to him throughout his cadetship. He was not one of the Commandant ' s boys for long. The fact that he is a private shows well enough in itself that chevrons come far from being all-important. " The Grick God " O ' Hara has his good times and his troubles with the ladies. Take, for instance, two glorious week-ends at camp along with two weeks confinement. We ask you, who know him, how could anyone of " Popeye ' s " character fail to succeed? " Ske cfi-ske ' u.p. " ««uK«n::t:n::t:::::::t:m:anmt Mike O ' Riordan, there ' s a true Irishman for you. He is proud of that and hasn ' t he a right to be. We have often heard of the Irish, but now we know of them. Mike has placed that influence upon us and it could not have been under better guidance. This characteristic has led Mike into many things. When he took his first step up on the fourth stoop, that blaze of red was pointed out bv many as one upon whom to pull the whole bag of tricks. They did and Mike made many friends, for he is one that can be trusted to hold securely the trust of friendship. He has earned this trust for he has never failed it. Mike is a very diligent worker, in what- ever he does, whether it be academic, military or athletic. By his efi-orts he has made a place for himself amongst the highest in each of these realms. Only the best will come to Mike, for he will not be daunted by any form of failure. ' U ' halta Life! " " Jiidcs " " — S iut iifi. lliry an- floy ' " " ,! ' Margnrie ' " Charles Francis O ' Riordan RICH.MONn, V[RCIMA lUiilirlnr (if Sdrucr in Elrilritat Ent iiii ' ,-rini ■Mik. " lU ' l I Artilliry Honors Corporal. (3): SL-rfc ' eant, (21: Liout.nant. (1): Company F Manager Fenr-in ;. {■1 Captain FcncinB. (1): Ai ' adomlc Star.s. (I. ?.. ■■. 1). he JjoniD »;» :!i;:;: wm:! !;i!;rttttit nt« «t« Joseph Corbin Parker nENDRON ' . VIRGINIA Baihclor of SciC7tce in Chemistry " Joe " is a lanky six-footer with a disposition which leaves httle to be desired. This characteristic embodies an inexhaustible capacity for trifling, an in- satiable appetite for a good time and an ability which permits him to engage in the above-mentioned things without endangering his academic standing. No one ever accused " Joe " of being eager, which, however does not belie the fact that he was an excellent private. Few had a keener interest in intramural athletics or were as successful. For in addition to making the all-company baseball team, he played on every other team which his com- pany put in the field. As one of the eight pre-medical students in the class, he bids fair to pursue a successful career in his chosen subject. We are sure that no matter how many years may pass before we see " Joe " again, he will still be the same person he is now, one darned good fellow. " Oscar, you talk likr a i iltl man. ' :naK::::n::n::::::::j:n::::::nKn: Everett Powell came to the Institute a far different boy from the one that we will remember, but a year of Jones and " Daddy " soon instilled the " Br ' er Rat Spirit. " During his rat year, although harrassed by many old cadets, he still found time to shine his shoes and run. Thus, at Finals, we find a high ranking corporal and a numeral man. It took a roomful of privates two years to clean his sleeves, but finally the job was done. After some of the military fervor had departed he bent his talents to " Buzz ' s " department and found himself not only an excellent draftsman, but also an all-round good student. What is better, " Liquor " is able to get the most work done, and done well, with the least effort and more contract bridge than most. With such accomplishments to his credit, success will be looking at him. He will leave an empty place that cannot be filled due to the fact that he has proved himself an esteemed Brother Rat. Everett Powell Parks, Jr. ONANXOCK, VIRGINIA liculiiUir of Siiiiici- in Ci-vil Etiiihui-iiiuj Held Artillcrj -Lkliio. " Honors Corporal. I.T). S.i ' g.ant. (2l, Company 1 ' ; Tra.k NuniL-rals. (4): Acndemif .Stars, (2. 1). Activities Track. (1. 3). ; ( ke Jjonib " 1 " ■ ' miTWiyTOIip TTT !-,v ■.VTif, " 5 4 . Samuel Willis Parsons CAPE CHARLES, VIRGIVIA Bachelor o Scii ' nce in Chemistry FieM Artillery •■Fluff- Activities Football, (4), XK ' illis — " Sam the Fluff " to his brother rats — has been one of the boys from the sandy stretches of the Eastern Shore. He is so quiet and easy going that no one found out his abihty as a trifler until his Second Class year, when he and the Vadens got together. Never a military success, but an academic one, a deep thinker and lucky at cards, Willis is liked by all. Our proud possessor of a " commonplace puss " has been told that he looks like everyone from Clark Gable to Al Capone, but you can distinguish him from them, or anyone else, when you hear him say, " Lay a weed on me. " A man to whom orderliness meant nothing; a possessor of real brains when he wants to use them. Willis has gone through the Institute with his stormy bunch with an easy nonchalance that is the envy of all around him. " Lay a li ' eeii on me. " C lie Jjonih :uu:::i:a;unxumj This favored son of the North entered our midst because his father wanted him to become a man. Therefore it is his father that we must thank, for " Pat " has given the Institute and his classmates something that they could obtain nowhere else. His dependability, his reserve, and his jovial humor are a few of his characteristics that have helped to make our stay in these walls as pleasant as possible. He chose the rod and the transit for his course and although he isn ' t one of the star men, I venture to say that he could go out and build a bridge, a road, or a rat trap as well as the majority of his classmates. When " Pat " leaves us we are going to miss him, but some- one else will profit, as we did, by his friendship if they are lucky enough to secure it. May he handle the situations that will confront him in civilian life as well as he has done those as the occasion demanded while at V. M. I. William John Patterson MARVVII.I.E, N ' HW YORK Radnlnr nf Science in Civil Enc inrniiui ■■Paf Faluini;. (4, 3. 2. 11; Ba.ti-l.;ill. 1. :;, 1); F,„, ball, (-1, 21. ( lie Jjomb u««:«n«na John Gilmore Penn ABINCDON " , VIRGINIA Jinchelor nj Scicjicv m Chemistry Field Artillery •■Peter, " " Bobo " Honors Monogram; Foothall, (1); Baseball. (2, II. Activities Football. 4. 3, 2. 1). Ba.scball. (4, 3, 2. 1). Up from Southwest Virginia came this smihng Romeo, looking for a good time as half of his college education, and a degree in chemistry as the other half. He ' s succeeded in getting both, and with five fingers clutching his " dip, " and many pleasant memories of nights in ' 94 Hall and Baltimore stored in his head along with Old Rat ' s formulas, " Peter " concludes four successful years at V. M. I. His athletic ability was soon recognized, and " Bobo ' s " educated toe has pulled the Squadron out of many a tough spot. It was during camp that his natural talent as a about town came to light, and although he once committed the slight indiscretion of giving his ring away his adventures at Hoyle and in Baltimore were highly profitable. " Bobo " has made many friends during his career at V. M. I., and everyone of his brother rats will think of him always as a " good old boy. " 1 ( Iie Jjonib XXllllllllllllllllXllXXlXXXXXlllXlllXtiXil " Herbie " is himself and that gives him the jump on most of us. He is possessed of a personahty that is so original and natural that he is distinc- tive. He is usually one step ahead of his associates, both in thought and action. Class rooms hold no fears for him, and worry is unknown. Few people can be as outspoken without being objectionable. His love of fun and trifling cost him almost certain military laurels, but the same char- acteristics have made him one of the most popular members of the class. His ability, wit, and humor gained him a place on the Cadet staff as a feature editor. " Herbie " is also a great reader of current papers and magazines. These have given him a more or less liberal outlook on present day topics. While all of us have our faults, it is generally agreed by all who know him that " Herbie " is a mighty easy fellow to get along with. • ■ just be Herbert Wilson Peters APPAl.ACm A. VJRniSIA liailuinr of Sdiiiir in C uinishy Honors Corporal, (31; Sergeant. (2); Arnilv Activities ••Cadet " staff. (1). r " ( ke Jjomb t»n i i ; i i;t;ii;t;t; t ; ; i;;mm««gmt John Robert Philpott LEXINGTON ' , XORTH CAROLINA Railuhr of .his Field Artillery •■Boll, " -Phillylu " Honors Football, (4); Wrestling, (4): " Cadif Sta (3. 2, 1); " Bomb " Staff, (1); Second Cla Show. (2). Endowed with a nervous and high-strung temperament is our " tar-heel " brother rat. " Bob " is one of the greatest Uttle teasers in the Corps, but behind this is a pluckiness and friendhness which have classified him as one of the most popular boys in school. After his rat year at V. M. I. " Bob " came to the front in the hearts of his classmates and there he will always stay. His great possession of wit and good cheer make him welcome wher- ever he goes, and in this, he has a possession, valuable beyond price. Dif- ficulties hardly slow him in his stride, for he simply goes over those nearest and proceeds. It mav be truly said that generosity seems to be his greatest fault, for he would give his right arm, if anybody asked him for it. " Now looka here Tinker! " O z Jjomb ::n:nn:u:::::::::::::::::::: Home town boy makes good! And Price ' s home town can well be proud to claim this boy. Once with us he won the admiration of his classmates in very short order and was known throughout his rat year as a " good mister. " During his Third Class year Oden had his ups and downs with the rest of us and he took it gallantly. Finals found him involved in a mess with these " damned Liberal Arts " subjects to such an extent that he gladly turned to the engineering course of a year of hard work through which he came out successfully. After the usual summer camp he returned as an O. G., and he swung into his work with great spirit and a willingness to work. His week-ends usually found him planning a trip to the country to see the " parson ' s daughter. " Price is a rather silent and conservative fellow by nature, yet possessed of a most pleasing personality. He is a man who is known but not heard. Oden Templeman Price BEALTOK, VIRGINIA Bachelor of Science i?i Ci-vil Enijinreruui Activities Kill.-, (3. 2, 1); Floating University. (2). - . C lie jjonib ixixisixxn ' ixvixiixt Thomas Taylor Quigley NEW ORLEANS. LOUISIANA Bachelor oj Stifiur in Ci ' Vil Ejiijinrrriiui Tommy " Field Artillery Honors Corporal. (3). First Sergeant, (2). Captain, (1), Company D: Manager Baseball. (1). Boxing, (4. 31; Assi.stant Manager Football. Boxing. Baseball. (2); Pistol Team. (3, ll; " Cadet " Staff, (2, 1); Second Class Show. (2). Always ready in every time of deepest peril to vindicate his honor and defend his rights. Can you notice his resemblance to Napoleon? We can; for " Tommy " is one of the most outstanding men in our class with a record that Napoleon himself would be proud of. " Sweetpea " is a capable leader, full of get up and go, and can be depended on to do his very best in his every undertaking. Our little " Tommy " has taken part in numerous cadet activities and has stood out prominently in each one, proving to us his general ability. With the calic " Little Nap " has left his spell, a thing quite obvious from the manv broken hearts now left behind. We con- tribute this, though, to his winning smile and a personality that is difficult to resist, for " Tom " has left his spell on us also. With his big heart he has won a place in our memories, thus making him a man among men as well as a lady-killer. ' Aii) ' Wait a miiiiilr. ' " ( ke JjoYYiA) During our rat year we didn ' t hear much from the pride of Luray, but as our first Finals rolled around he was immediately noticed by his work with the gym team. At the beginning of his Third Class year, Rankin deserted the horsemen and joined the rout step boys of B Company. After Christ- mas, his military aspirations were realized and those chevrons coveted by all third classmen were his until Finals. Throughout his last three years it could be seen from his frequent jaunts to Southern Seminary and Mary Baldwin that Emmett had the female situation well in hand. There were very few hops or other social activities at which he was not present escorting some fair young lady. While not a star man his academic work has been very satisfactory and we are sure that he will be a success in his chosen field of electricity. Emmett Chapman Rankin I.URAV, VIRGINIA liailielor of Scieiue In Elfclr ' ual Eniiuuerhuj Honors Corporal. (3). Company B. I ' -ootliall. (U; Gymnasium Tiam, (1. 3. 2. li Chi-LT I,. ail.T. (3. 2. 1); Rifli- Tt-arn. (3, 2, l.i r Cyke Jjomh txummxxtxxxiiii William Vincent Rawlings CAPRON " , VIRGlylA liuclulor of Siienif in Ci-vil Eni iiiicring 1 ielil Artillery Honors Manager Varsity Baslietball. (1). Boxing, (4); Baseball, (4. 2, 1); Assista Manager Basketball, (2); Second Class Sho (21 ; Intramural Stalt, (1). He ' s one of " Buzz ' s " boys, forever figuring the stress of this and the strain of that. " Bill ' s " not a brow, but he ' s far from dumb. His is a large quantity of hard horse sense and this mixed with his unlimited dependability will surely mean success for him in later life. Chevrons held no appeal for him, yet it cannot be said of him that he was gross. Before entering V. M. I. he had his military day at A. M. A., yet he could not withstand the lure of the grey. Though not a monogram man, he has been one of the most ardent supporters of sport at V. M. I., and he has been a star in all branches of intramural sport. Fickle? Yes, but a " power house " with the weaker sex. Fort Hoyle bears testimony to this. It is with the deepest regret that we leave " Bill. " He has proved himself to be one of the best and he will be sorely missed as we face new problems. Au ' voir. Although when " Eddie " entered V. M. I. he knew very few of the men in his class his very likeable personality soon brought him to the attention of his brother rats. Our opinion of " Eddie " grew in esteem until it proved to be a real friendship in our Third Class year. He was fortunate enough to wear high-ranking corporal ' s chevrons all year, but his independent spirit showed itself and he became one of the boys again, after wearing the stripes of a sergeant through his Second Class year. As a Second Classman, " Eddie " allied himself with " Buzz ' s " boys for a crack at Materials and Structures, which gave him no trouble. " Cutie " took Washington by storm, as no president has ever done, during his stay at Fort Meyer, and came back to the Institute in the fall as an O. G., in the best of spirits. We have found you a regular fellow, " Eddie, " always a gentleman, a loyal classmate, and a true friend. It is hard to say goodbye, but we are certain that you will succeed: let us assure you that we ' re proud to call you a brother-rat. Edward Hawks Renn XORFOLK, VIRGINIA Bailiilor of Science in Civil Enginccrinij Honors Corporal. (3), Sergeant, (2), Company C; Treas- urer Norfolk Club, (3); Second Class Finance Commit te, (2); Assistant Manager Track (2): Cotillion Clul). (1). Activities Track, (4, 31 ; ■•Bomb " Staff. (11. C ke Jjomb Thomas Felton Riley HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA Baclielor of Science in Civil Engineering •Mugs " Field Artiller Honors coiporal, (3). Sc-rgeant, (2), Company E; Mono- gram, F ootball. (3. 2); Secretary-Treasurer Shenandoah Cluh, (3); Vice-President Shenan- doah Club. (2); President Shenandoah Club, (1); Assistant Manager Basketball, (2); Intra- mural Manager, E. Company, (1). Football (4, 3. 2. 1); Baseball, (4. 3, 2, 1); Box ing, (4); S.cond Class Show. (2). Harrisonburg was the proudest town in the world when " Mugs " entered V. M. I. And rightly so, because in this lad, whose handsome picture you see above, will find all those qualities that go to make a thorough Southern Gentleman. His good nature and fine sportsmanship soon made him popular among his classmates, and when he leaves barracks he may rest assured that his brother rats will always have him in the memories of their cadet days. " Mugs " never starred in his studies, but his hard work and constancy got him through in fine shape. In sports, too, he proved his thorough capability and became a proud wearer of a V. M. I. monogram. On the diamond of fair ladies, " Mugs " is truly a first string catcher, in fact, the Cassanova of our class. We wish you, " Mugs, " all sorts of good luck, and we feel sure that you will continue to achieve success in all your future undertakings. " You Iluff-muckle! She ' s in rare form. " C ke JjomA) Our dear little " Wandy " has a disposition as sweet as his name. Ever since our rat car he has been the type of Cadet commonly known as a raiser. As a perennial private, he has insisted on doing things to which the " Blue Book " says " No. " Among other things, " Wandy " is ' that way " with the fairest of the fair sex, especially with those below the Mason-Dixon line. It is a privilege and a pleasure to be present as a listener when our Wende! condescends to favor us with reminiscences of his loves. Always outstanding in whatever he undertook, it is, with no surprise that we find Rosch in the upper half of the civil engineers. That " Wandy " will suc- ceed is a safe bet in any league. " AiL ' , (JO a ay Jot I golta ivork. " Melville Wendel Rosch WHITE PLAINS, N " EXV YORK Baihflor nj Sc ' uiici- in Civil Eniiinriiinii " Wandy. " " Blackjack " Honors Corporal. (3i. Company C. Activities Boxilic. (4, 3. 2. 1 : Has ball. ( 4. 3. 2. 1 I Cylie Jjomh «««nmna«ja«t:t Temple Shaw Ryland VIROINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA Bachelor oi Science in Civil Enyincering Field Artillery " Temp " Honors aptaln Track Team. (1); Monogram Club. (3 2. 1). Football, (4. 3. 2, 1); Track, (4, 3, 2. 1); Gyn Team. (4. 3. 2, 1); Baseball. (4); Floating Uni versity, (3. 2. D: Second Class Show. (2). Another member of the house of Ryland came when Temple cast his lot with the Institute. With such precedent behind him, it was not long until he proved himself worthy of the name by showing his ability on the gridiron, track, and gym teams. Steadily his accomplishments improved until he now holds the Institute record for the javelin and is captain of V. M. I. ' s track- sters. As to character, Temple possesses many attributes. He is not given to vociferocity, but conserves his opinions until they are asked for and then comes straight to the point. He is reserved by nature and gifted with a forceful personality which never fails to make itself felt. His courtesy, consideration, and gentlemanly attitude make him a real brother rat and roommate. What more can one ask for when it comes to summing up the traits that go together to make a man? " It 11-0 n ' I from H . ' " t:::«:::::::::::::::::::n ' ;:::n::n:::j: A versatile genius of no mean ability, being equally well-versed in affairs military, academic, and of the heart. Striped as a zebra, starred as the milky way, and a heartbreaker supreme, the poor boy endured us for four years with a grin still remaining on his " bull-pup " visage. No more- discussed man spent four of the best years of his life within these " stone walls and bars. " A dilettante in every line of endeavor that man, sane or otherwise, has ever concocted. He had his hand in everything and every- thing at his fingertips. He knew all that happened, was happening, and probably would occur. A funster and a quickie, his only drawback was an unbreakable propensity toward the fine art of punning. Truly a soft- hearted yegg and a friend to everyone, we will miss him no end in the years after. " Suck, nnlliinii hul pur,- unaAutteraUd suck. Carl Frederick Schupp II ALBANY. NEW YORK Bticlii ' lor of .Science in Chcwhtry Cavalry •■Srhuppie Vup !0,■■ ■ ' Buik " Honors " nrporal. (3). First Sergeant Company A; A.arlemie .St RItllnB Team. (4); .Setonfl Show. (;i. 2): •Catlef Staff. (3. 2. 1); " Bomb " Staff, ll); As.slstant Manaeer Ba.sketball. (2). ' ke JjomD » ! t iii iiiintii i i ii i i i i i iii " it uuum: James Christian Sherman NEWPORT N ' EWS, VIRGINIA Radirlnr of Science in Cifil Enc inrering Field Artillery ■ -Drool y " Honors Corporal, (3). Company E: Track Num:rals. (4). Activities Wrestling. (2, 1); Football. (4 1; Track, (4). " Gentlemen, when bigger and better ships are built, the N. N. S. D. will build them. " To those of you who have never heard " Jimmy " get started on a story, garnished with gestures, why you ' ve really missed one of the treats of V. M. I. His irrepressible good humor and love for fun has en- deared him in the hearts of his brother rats. Behind all this though, one can see the real sincerity and honesty of purpose which after all go to make up the combination of a true man. " Jimmy, " we can ' t say " good-bye " to you. Between friends it is never that, but instead, " until we meet again. " And, old boy, if a winning personality and the ability to take the hard knocks along with the easy ones are the true requisites of success, then you are far along the road of same. The best of luck and with it goes our esteem to you as a gentleman and a true Brother Rat. " Really? Well, ynu ' rc snme hoy. " ' C lie Jjonib :::::::::::-,::;;:::: A month after the beginning of our rat year we found in our midst a sad and bewildered boy. As often happens, he had expected to enjoy the gay Hfe of his high school days, but the old cadets had another plan for his immediate future. He found solace in his hay and when this was not possible he turned to cross word puzzles and magazines, of which he main- tained a large stock. As a conventional Southern gentleman, " Tom " had ' i great failing for the blonder members of the fair sex, and in particular the allures of North Carolinians. His heart, thought to be in bondage, showed unthought of propensities when, at Meade, he discovered Wash- ington and Baltimore. In his last year " Tom " began to realize the return of the gay life which had been so long lost to him. In all of his escapades, " Tom " has remained and will remain fondly held in the hearts of his Brother Rats as a true man of ' 35. Thomas Dean Sledge WHITESVILLE, NORTH CAROIINA lliiilu-hr (if Siirnii- in Etrctrical Enijinirrino Honors Ccrporal. (3). Company B; Academic Si ( ke Jjomb mam Charles Henry Smith I.FXIXGTON ' j VIRGINIA liailiclor of Scirnce in Cii ' ii Engineeriiid Smitty, " " Puffln ' Bill " favair Honors CoriJoral. (3). Sergeant, (2). Lieutenant (1). Company C; Assistant Manager Rifle Team, (2): Manager Rifle Team, (1); Pr;sident Baptist Club, (1): Academic Stars, (2, 1). Second Class Show, (4, 3, 2 1 ; Cadet Orchestr vocalist and bass player, (3, 2, 1). " Smitty " arri ved at the Institute on a hot afternoon to find several sergeants waiting for him — each having one idea — to make it hotter. To O-P-Q-4 he was led and there settled for ten long months. He was always known as a running rat, and he came through that year with flying colors. Once again " Smitty " rolled a natural and we had with us Sergeant Smith. Deciding that Civil offered the greatest opportunity for his genius, he followed " Bootie ' s " Structures and " Buzz ' s " ' Materials, and at the end of the year we hear his name as one of the boys to decorate his blouse with the gold stars. At the R. O. T. C. camp he represented V. M. I. in full " Spirit, " " he could take it, " he said. The fall of thirty-four found him on the " C " Com- pany O. G. roster. Since then he has kept his high standing both in academic work and in the hearts of his brother rats. The time has come for parting, yet we will always think of you as a true friend and a great fellow. nmii C ke Jjo»lIj :::;:::::;:::nmtnnnnntn:::::::m We consider it one of the fortunate events of the history of ' 35 when Ivan decided to leave the bright hghts of Richmond for the grey and black of V. M. I. Although a Brother Rat of ' 34, we put in our claim for him as one of our own. In practically every field of athletics " Smitty " has been outstanding. Football, baseball and basketball have all come under his list of accomplishments as a cadet. The old saying, " you can ' t keep a good man down, " has found him as a First classman distinguished in the military line as well, with a pair of lieutenant chevrons gracing his blouse. Honest to his code of ethics as a man, straight and clean in his associations with his classmates, and sincere in his goal and purpose, Ivan has the requisites of a man who should go far in the game of life. Although some of us may never see you again, we leave with the feeling that you will go far in this world, where a real man is always in demand and always assured a place in the Ufe and society about him. •It ' s Hard, hut it ' s fair! " Irvin Hardie Smith RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Baclu-lor of .his Corporal, (3); SfrgL-anl. (:; i : I.imiteiiant. (li (-iimiiany B; 5Ionof,-rani cluli, (::, 2, 1): Captaii Basc-liall, (1). C ke Jjonih Samuel Preston Smith CHARLESTON, WEST WRGINIA Bachelor of Scirnce in Chemistry Cavalry ■■Rert.- ' " Fun Spot ' ■ Honors L-rctary-Treasurer West Virg-inia Cluti, (3): Vice-President West Virginia Club, (2). Activities Football. (41 ; Fencing. (4). " Red " came down from the West Virginia hills for four years at the In- stitute, determined to have what passes for a good time in V. M. I. ' s barracks, with a little chemistry thrown in to fill up his spare time. The name of " Fun Spot " testifies to the fact that he had succeeded in smoothing the rough edges off of a Keydet ' s existence, and although he has never had to look around for a set of stars, he ' s got that " dip " safely grasped in all five fingers. Camp brought out his natural talent for enjoying life in true V. M. I. fashion; reveille, drill, and the sight of steaming flanks having no terrors for our hero, immersed in thoughts of Joe and the Gingham Club. " Red " has an easy-going, friendly personality that has won for him the rare d ' stinction of being thoroughly liked by all who know h ' m. ' Ynu knoic ivhnt. " C lie Jjonih itvxttsxmxxmxt When ' 35 came in there was one who was destined to rise to a place of high esteem among his brother rats. September of his Third Class year found " Alligator " with clean sleeves, but it was not long before " Doddie " pre- sented him with a pair of chevrons, yet he was not destined to be among the chevron bearers. His First Class year found him among that chosen group, the First Class privates. Where the women were concerned, " Alligator " was rugged and resisted their wiles until his Second Class year, when he fell prey to a Southern Seminary beauty. After a summer of night life at Fort Hoyle we find Snapp completely enthralled by a certain young lady from the Magic City. Although of a quiet nature, Snapp has grown into the hearts of his brother rats and will always be one of the tried and true of the Class of ' 35. " The dope is Alfred Jackson Snapp ROANOKE, VIRGINIA liaclietor oj Seience in Cliemistry Field Artillery ■■Alligator " Honors Corporal. (3i, romp ny E; Vice-Prrsklent Hoffman Presbyterian CIul), (2). .ACTIVITIKS Rifle Team. (I. 3. 2. 1). - ( ke Jjonih «z xxs»s« « ♦ «♦ »♦« ■ Henry Montgomery Stewart Jr. STAUNTON " , VIRGINIA Uacht ' lor of Science in Civil Ent incering Field Artillery " H. M., " -Hank " Honors Cnipoial, (3), Sergeant, (2). Captain, (1), Company F; Class Artist, (4); Pin Committee, (3): Ring Committee. (2); Second Class Fi- nance Committee, (2); Cotillion Club, (1). lb " Staff. (11; " Cadef Staft. (1). Henry ' s a most versatile fellow, to say the least, coming here as he did with a pilot ' s license, a Reserve Officer ' s Commission, and four years of military behind him. He took a crack at athletics and his rat year found him among chose receiving track numerals. It was at this point also that " Hank " came through with his design for the pin, which landed him the job of class artist. This started him off and his First Class year found him on every committee in his class and a Cadet Captain. He could have worn stars if it had not been for the intense pressure of so many outside activities. Stewart has never lost his love for the air, however, and his years here were marked by the great efforts which he put forth to co-operate with the authorities in at- tempting to establish a school of aeronautics at V. M. I. We ' ll always remember Stewart for the faithfulness of that lovely Staunton girl, whom rumor has him engaged to. Nice going, Henry; keep it up, and the best of luck be yours. ••Certify l leasr. UiuisfoiJ. " ( lie Jjo rn b t::::::::::u::tut:u::::::::uu!:n:::: " Izzy " has had two main ambitions in what we jokingly call his mind. These he has miraculously kept in place, and one glance at his truly ex- cellent record will show what these were: first, to advance in the military, and second, to excell academically. Along with being an academic brow and a military genius, whose parade ground voice has the volume and quality of the bull moose mating call, the Colonel is a lover of the first water. He has the reputation of having broken more hearts than the Com- mandant has Corporals, and it is truly a revelation to hear his official tones subside to a modulated murmur as he warms up to his subject, the object of fiis most sincere affections, mostly temporary at that. It is a Strange char- acteristic to excell whether his ambitions be academic, military, or amorous, and this ability to succeed, coupled with his metropolitan air, should cer- tainly lead him somewhere near the top later on. ' Good Point: Edwin Bruton Strange III CORDONSVII.I.f;, VIRfMMA liadiilor oj Stiiiui- in (ii-vil Eni imerinii Infinity •■Izzy, " " Coloner ' Curpoial. 131. First Sirfc-uiint, (2). c ' aplalii. II). Company B; Aiademic Stais. (3. 2. 1). ( ke Jjomb ; ;i ii; i!iii i i i» i;i;i ii i i ii; »n:i!i! ii !i i Edward Haines Telfair WILMINGTON, OHIO Bachelor of :1rts Ca lry ■•Ed, " ■■Ollle " Honors Corporal, (3), Company A. Activities Football, (4 3, 2); Rifle, (4, 3, 2, 1); Fenc ' ' Ole Ed, " everyone ' s friend and a real pal. When the third class got their chevrons, Ed was wearing them too. Five down and Summer School kept him from raising those stripes, but Telfair never quit. Two years of the Floating University brought him back to solid ground, and no one can ever say Ed laid down on the job. He may not be the best, but he ' s giving his best all of the time. The football squad had Telfair for two years and only the fall of studies kept him from the field his First Class year. Laugh- provoking cartoons at Finals his Second Class year won him a job on the F. E. R. A., and his work will appear in the V. M. I. publicity board of future years. For the last three years Ed has been helping to set up those rifle team marks you read about, making him a straight shooter in more ways than one. Ed ' s music and composing at Fort Meyer helped to pass the time in an enjoyable fashion and the cavalry won ' t forget the song he wrote in its honor. Ed ' s going on in Law, and persistent application will bring him success we are sure. " Hansford, I ' m going to choke you! ' Cyke Jjomb The name " Pete " brings to every member of dear old ' S ' ? a mind picture not of a man with a frown or a gruff word which sometimes dubbed him as the " tough man, " but a man who possesses a heart of gold always ready to lend his aid and support. He surely will be a great factor in carrying on the famous V. M. I. Spirit, for he has entered into every activity in his cadet life with a will and determination to make every part a success, which allows him to be dubbed a most worthy son of V. M. I. Pete is to be con- gratulated for the great strides he made both in military and social worlds. His manner and attitude in going about his duties in a quiet way just could not help but gain favorable comment. We also cannot help but remember the way these same quiet charms attracted the calic and all who took part in the social calendar. So we salute you, Pete, knowing that you will go far before the final curtain falls. Clinton Elmo Thurston NORFOLK, VIRGINIA lUuliilor of Sciince in Ci-vil Eiujint-iiim " Pete " riclil Arlill.T.v Honors Corporal. (:!); Quartcrma-stcr Serfe-eant, (2): Lifutt-nant (- ' onipany D; Second Class KiiuuK-i. ' Committ.-i-. (L ' c Cotillion Club, (1); Assistant Manafc-L-r Boxintr, i2): Manafc-i-r Boxini, ' , (II. Activities Cro.-.i Countr.v. (4); Boxlns. Hi; ••CacU-f stair. ke 3oniD m; i ! :iii;tt!iii!i i i!!i; »mt w »»t « Reuben Frank Trant, Jr. VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA lUulnlnr of Sanne in Eleclriait Enijineering Cavalry " Rube. " " Trantie " Activities Boxing, (4. 3. 2, 1); Football, (4); Second Cla Show, (2); Rifling Team, (4). Once in a while we meet one of those quiet, imperturbable people whose appearance belies the real personality. " Rube " is such a man as this. Good natured and easy going, unawed by the military, trifling when he wants to, " Rube " has walked his tours, struggled with Peefoot ' s electricity, and has been " one of the boys " with a nonchalance that his bashfulness can ' t quite hide. Boxing drew " Rube ' s " attention in his Third Class year and he has been on the Varsity squad ever since. The thought of having to look for a set of stars has never worried him, nor could he be frighte ned into studying by the fear of a zip or two. To all who know him, " Rube " is a real friend, because to know him is to like him. To everyone he shows the courtesy and tact that mark him as a true Southern Gentleman. What more is there possible for one to say concerning a man? ' Aiu, it is too, nozv, ' ' Cylie Jjoml) t? Jewett is a curly-haired Yankee and he hails from Tarrytown-on-the-Hudson in the great state of New York. He came down to the South, to leave his imprint on the Institute, which he has successfully done because of his likeablcness and friendliness. He enjoys a good time and is ready to go with the gang. He struts a wicked foot at the hops, and leads as a heavy first on the " wrestling " teams whenever he goes to the outlying girl ' s schools. Seriously, though, Jewett is a hard worker, and although he has suffered some academic defeats he keeps plugging until he comes out on top. This trait, coupled with his Yankee shrewdness and inherent hard-headedness, stand to take him far in a successful career in life. Almiijhly! " George Jewett Travis TARRVTOWN " . NEW YORK Bacliclor of Scirtuc in Civil Enijinicririfi •■Tiav, " ••Smoky 3o,--- Honors Corpnral, (3i, Seigc-ant. (2). Company A. Activities Fooll)nll. (J); Wrestling. (4); Assistant M.i at ' L-r Basi-liall. I J). ( ke jjomh Meredith Saunders Urick ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Tuld ArtUlery Honors (4]; lIonuKiajii Club. (3. 2, 1). Activities Track, (4, 3, 2, 1); Football. (4. 3. 2. 1). 1! Came the fall of 1931 and another of the Magic City ' s favorite sons (they all seem to be favorites) came to swell the ranks. In addition to being from Roanoke, this one possessed several talents which made up for his point of origin. Chief among these is his abiUty to tuck the sportswriter ' s " oblate spheroid " under a long arm and trot unconcernedly, but terribly fast, down a gridiron almost any autumn Saturday afternoon. This won him a great place among his fellow Keydets. This trotting ability of his has won him fame on the cinders also, for there are few who can match the stretching stride that is his. He became Second Classmen and Mere- dith elected to join the hard (?) duties of the Liberal Artist. However, such affairs seem to bother him but little, and like the rest of the Artist clan a call has no difficulty in finding him in the hay whenever he isn ' t striving mightily on the athletic field. We must admit that the greater part of his ability and energy have gone in the latter direction, to the advantage of the school. ' ( tie Jjo m b m::u»:::m:::m:::n:::::;u::::us: Again the gods have smiled on us; fate has indeed been kind to place among us one who is truly endowed with all that the South demands from her gentleman and sportsman. Suave, gracious, courteous, all synonomous to " Vade. " Pleasantly refreshing in voice and manner, forever striving to uphold old traditions and new. Rarely seen without an ingratiating smile accompanied by a cheery " Hi gents. " A familiar figure in all activities, " Vade " is always among the first to lend a helping hand. Essentially a dreamer, who gets the best life has to offer, returning in kind. A judge of men, a lover of beauty, wise to the wiles of women, just a man in love with love. Such a man is Carter. One with a personality that never fails to impress itself favorably upon everyone with whom he comes in contact, " Vade " will take life with the same easy nonchalance that has characterized his stay here. " Step off, lliikic, You kiwu; ijotla stop by Froij ' s. " Carter Spottswood Vaden RICHMON ' n, VIRGINIA Uacht ' lor oj Scirrnt ' in CvvU Enijiiuernuj Keld ArliMirj " Sii-sta. " " Vuile " Honors Managur Varsity T-a.k. (li: c.jiporal, (S) Company E. Activities Draniatii- Clul). (3. i. 1): -Cadof . ' laff. (2. 1) •Bomb " Staff, (I); becond Class Show, (2). ( he Jjomb »»:i ii »»»ti!i! i i iii » ;! t ;;!!i;i: n ;i; BL r rC ■ i J M 1 A " " B - ■ |H m sa» WmaTjt A- Thomas Burwell Vaden RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Baiheloi of Scie ice in Clwmislry Field Artillery Honors irporal, (3, Company E; Secretary and Tr. as- er Richmond Club. (3); Vice-President Rich- ond Club. (2); President Richmond Club. (1); Secretary and Treasurer O. G. ' s. natic Club, (3, 2. 1); " Cadet " Staff. (2, 1); ■iug Team, I -1 ) : Second Class Show, (2); Intramural Manag-er, Company D, (1). Forever a dreamer, bringing back the past, delving deep into memories, gazing far into the future — all bring to mind that loyal friend " Burly. " Characterized by an ever ready smile, a radiant personality, eternally blithe. A jovial person whom we all admire, possessed of those manly attributes that mark him as a well-bred gentleman of unimpeachable principles. Liberally endowed with brotherly feelings for all. Generous to a fault. We justly believe " Burly " would part with his soul to help a deserving cause. Brimful of wit, " Burly " has become quite famous for his snappy retorts and devil- may-case attitude. Socially prominent, athletically inclined, " Burly " is for- ever in the fore. Kind, considerate, courteous to everyone, his heart an open book, each page filled with the joy of living, each line alive with the spirit of good will. Fairness being the keystone of his popularity, and common sense the blocks which build up to it. " Certify ynu ' ri narried Fred. " g Sl ( ke Jjonru ::n:t:»:n:n::n!:::::n::::::::::::::: " Archie " entered the Institute with the Class of ' 34. He remained with ' 34 until his Third Class year, but was forced to take a Spring vacation. Upon his return he joined the ranks of ' 35 and became a brother rat in everything but name. His cadet Hfe has often been in the balance, but with the aid of the " Floating University " and lots of determination he has stuck with the bunch. It took little argument to prove to " Archie " that the Liberal Arts course was meant for the gentleman. In this field he developed his powers of Oratory which he cultivated as an after taps speaker of great renown. His " speeches " are often retold — by him, but lose none of their rich humor by the re-telling. A Commission in the Marines awaits " Archie " upon graduation and we expect big things from him. Our last wish for him is that he will have as many true friends in the Marines as he has in barracks. " I. it ' s don ' l hct-i;- a hiill-snsiiin In-nii ht. " Alexander Archer Vandegrift UAsinNGmv. n. c. liadiiinr nf Iris Fid. I Artillcrv " Archie- " HON ' ORS rorpoi-al. (ni. rnmpnny D: M.inf..,-i.ini CIitI., fj 1); Vie. -President Anil assat|. r I ' liil., di Numeral, (4). ACTIVITII-S l- ' ..ritl.all. (4); Traelt. (4. 3 ' : E3c), iiig. (4. 3, 2). ? (L ' lie Jjomb jjg fe ■■H H ■up ll |F 1 ' Bfc-- ■ •° 1 s»»- -t ' ' X y rflifiii j s m J James Craven Vanderslice HAMPTON " , VIRGINIA Bachelor of Sdnuc in Cvvil Engineering Field Artillery -Vandy ' ' Honors Numerals; Foothall, (11; Corporal. (3), Con pany F. Activities Football. (4. 3). ♦ l " Vandy " entered the ranks of Thirty-Four, and soon gained popularity by his sincerity and friendhness. Although he is a man of practical ideas, he had a hard fight with his subjects. These held this stalwart gentleman back an academic file. " Vandy ' s " military career ended when he lost his cor- poral ' s chevrons. Although he has walked the primrose path many a time, he is far from gross. When it comes to drawing, and making up com- fortable hays he is one of the neatest men in barracks. This six-foot-four speciman of constructive manhood hails from Hampton, where he has taken an air-minded view of planes and entertainment. When it comes to relating experiences, there is no one more interesting, and in the classroom he is noted for making a concluding statement to the professor after a lecture. Here ' s luck to you, " Vandv, " we will never forget your friendship, and we know you ' ll make your life a success. 5 ' ( lie Jjomb ::n:::u::::m:an:a:::n::::::i:::::s " Peanus " is a rather quiet, easy going, unobtrusive individual. At least that is what the boys thought before they attended R . O. T. C. camp with him. Here this " terrible doer ' s " true nature came forth, and he proceeded to strut his stuff with the best of them. " Hermie " is a real ladies ' man, and he gets them all by his attitude of bored indifference and his habit of walk- ing around in true butler fashion with snozzle pointed at the heavens. An actor supreme, he can imitate Mae West and Jimmy Durante at the same time and with astonishing success. He is good hearted and a hard worker who applies himself to his studies with diligence and tenacitv. Being one of those people with whom it is a pleasure to associate, his friends are numerous, and his social life a complete success. For this reason, coupled with his perseverance, we may without hesitation predict for him a comfortable future. " Frrrcll, do you lliink thai gal luill ivoo me? " Herman d ' Jalma Vaughan TEXARKANA, TEXAS Bachelor of .Iris .• CTrVlTIES Track, (4 1; Boxinc. (2). ( lie Jjomh Heywood Daniel Veasey SOUTH BOSTON " , VIRCIN ' IA liachclnr nj Scicmr in Civil Erif inerring ■Littlu Man " Infantry Honors Captain Rifle Team, (1); Captain Gym T am, (1 ; Head Cheer Leader, (1); Secretary Baptist Club, (1); Corporal. (3). Company B. Wrestling. (4); Cheer Leader. (3. 2, 1); Rifle Team, (4, 3, 2, 1); Gym Team, (4, 3, 2, 1). South Boston sent to the V. M. I. one of its distinguished sons, a man small in stature but big in those things which place him high in the esteem of his brother rats. " Dan " emerged from his rat year a private, but previous years of mihtary experience were soon to be rewarded as he was presented with corporal ' s chevrons just before Thanksgiving. This military glory was brief, however, and his First Class year found him among that selected group, the First Class privates. Among various other activities we find " Dan " forging ahead in the aifections of a certain young lady at Southern Seminary. Thus for the past two years at social functions we find him escorting the one and only. While not making academic stars he has been very successful in his studies and we are confident that he will make a good civil engineer. ' :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: The little town of Warrenton turned out one day to send one of its favorite sons to the Institi:te. Since then, in all his years in the Institute, Fred Carter has lived up to all the expectations of his friends. His activities in the Department of Intramural Athletics have been many and valued. For two years chevrons adorned his sleeves, first those of a corporal, then those of a sergeant. Although he has been as neat and as running as the ne. t man, Fred has never been particularly eager and so the fall of ' 34 found him one of the boys again. In fact, his last year was spent as one of the " Man ' s " particular and special bell hops. Fred is a man who may always be counted upon for a word of advice and a winning smile. He has that sure natural courtesy and consideration which mark a true Virginia gentle- man and his friends in later life will prove as numerous as those in barracks. Fred Carter Vose WARRENTON ' , VIRGINIA Biii iiior oj Siifiicr in Elrclr ' ual Eniiiniiiini ridil Artill.-ry Honors Corp.. rill. (111. SiTKiant, C ' l. I ' ompiiriy l : S.lii " !- Intraniuial Manafc-LT, (1). . John Edgar Wales III N ' ORFOI.K, VIRGINIA Bachelor of Sciencf in Electrical Engineering " Johnny " Honors Corpolal. (3 1. Sergpa ' it, (21. Company A; Presi- dent Norfolk (71uh. (1). Football. (4); TrarU, (4. 2. 1); Cross Country. (4, 1); Sucond Class Show, (21; " Cadef Staff. (2, Yes! There ' s John over in the corner blushing as usual — he must have been conversing with one of the calic. It seems to be his greatest social achieve- ment, although wrestling runs it a close second. They are oftentimes co- operative. John has never been afflicte(d with women — the bane of nearly every cadet ' s life, like so many of the rest of us — Lucky boy! This fact alone has been responsible for John ' s ability to apply himself to studies and athletics. Although not a satellite, John has don° well in his work, ably assisted by a perseverance and determination of the finest kind. This worthy trait is characteristic of his attitude on the track squad. We know you will succeed if you keep it up, but watch your step, John, some girl ' s going to catch you unawares and put the ball and chain on you. ' ' Rid, you knoii- that ' s a d lie, certify it ' s the truth. ' ' C lie Jj o m I) :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: From way down South, where the SLinshinc and summer just seems to Hve all year long Johnny entered V. M. I. Sometimes we wonder why these Florida boys don ' t try to bring some of their weather north to Virginia, and at least one of those big orange groves. Virginia itself is not entirely new to this cadet, as his prep school days were spent at one of our neighboring military academies. For Walker we predict a brilliant literary career either in the world of writing or law. Few men reach the level this cadet h as in the field of literature. V. M. I. should only be a stepping stone toward higher honors in your chosen realm of endeavor. Although we haven ' t had the opportunity of knowing you as well as we hoped to, Johnny, we wish you the best of luck and success in the years to come, and sometimes during the winter when you ' re enjoying one of those balmy Florida nights, under- neath a full moon, how about just giving a thought to your Brother Rats of the Class of ' 35! John Wilkins Walker II JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA lUuhAiir of .Ins .Activities Fencing (3, 2, 1). »;;; it;;; » ;;:!:; ;; !!!;;t u«nuw i«« Tucker Carrington Watkins III IIALIIAX, VIRGINIA Rachrlor of Arts Field Artill.r.v " Tuck " Honors Corporal, (. ). Company F; Monogram Club. (3, 2. 1): Secretary-Treasurer Piedmont Club. (31; Vice-President Pidmnnt Club. (21. • While " Tuck " is a Brother Rat of ' 34 he has so entered into the spirit of the class of ' 35, and placed himself so high in the esteem of his classmates, that it would not onlv be a privilege but an honor as well to consider him as a " Brother Rat. " Ever since the boy Tuck left Halifax for the grey of V. M. I. he has proved himself one of the Institute ' s outstanding ath- letes. How many football teams could forget the brilliance of his play at the halfback position? During his senior year Tuck was selected as one of the two best blockers in the Southern Conference. To Tucker, we can hut express our admiration to him as a man and a good fellow. Sincere and honest in his dealings with his fellow classmates, it is small wonder that he should be one of 35 ' s outstanding men. His irrepressible good humor and typical Virginia drawl have gone far to brighten the monotony of barracks life and routine, and especially so at the " bull " sessions. " What- a-man Tucker! " ' •yes Su i.i " ' Cylie Jjonih ixxmmxxxxixixiixvtxxaxtxxxxuxixtsm " Judge, " our jovial companion, would make a politician extraordinary. He had hardly been here thirty days when it could be said that he knew most of the men in barracks. His easy going, fun loving nature and usually gross shoe shine put him at a disadvantage between Strange and Campbell in company, but in spite of this he managed to weather the storm and come back with a smile. His Third and Second Class year passed rather quietly, and now we know him as a true Liberal Artist. Everyone knows him to be a true advocate of the old brother rat spirit because at any time we could hear him sing out, " You and me Bro ' rat " to someone. His First Class year found him a student coach of rat football and assisted by " Snail " and " Teddy Bear " he turned out a rat team which he described as super-extra- ordinary. We mav say finally that " Judge " was in no way a military Senius, but he was a friend and brother rat to us all. ' You and me Bro ' rat! " Ernest Howard Williams, Jr., VIRGINIA liailntnr of Arts Iiifantrj " Judge " Honors S.rretary of Tidewater Club, (3); Viee-Presi- dent of Tidewater Club. (2): Seeretary of Wes- lev Club. l3); Vice-President of We.sley Club. (2). Activities Football. ( . 2); Cadet Coaeh Hat F.i.jlball. (1), y o z Jjomh «mm««jjm Olin Edgar Williams GREENVII.l.E, PEXNSYI.VAN ' IA Baclirlor of Science in Chemistry y-Treasurer Hoffman Presbyterian Club, (1); Acaderr,i; Stars. (2, I). This picture may not show it, but here is a man who has that spark within him that makes the female sex look upon him with friendly eyes. He never boasts of his conquests, but we know after four years that " Oly " is a " power. " Perhaps his easy friendhness is his secret. At any rate his pro- pensities for visiting have earned him the title of " wanderer " from his long- suffering roommates. A bull session is his meat and drink. No topic is too insignificant or too majestic for his powers of argument. And we mean it when we say that he can talk interestingly, with one exception, that is his disconcerting habit of forgetting the points to his stories. With the dis- position and instincts of a Liberal Artist, he is an authority on literature and style, even to the point of becoming barracks authority. Yet he wears stars as a chemist. A gentleman throughout, " Oly " is a friend we are proud to have him with ' 35. ( Iie Jjo ni h :::m::::n:u::t:tmt:t:m:u:un:m " Willy " will be chiefly remembered as one of the two who was able to put up with Jarfly for two years in succession, for which we are willing to award the appropriate medal which, to our minds, comes under the head of " bravery under fire. " " Willy " himself doesn ' t give one much to talk about as regards external characteristics. His very quietness defeats the purpose of one who would know him from a distance. Beneath it all, there is more, much more, than anyone could possibly realize who hasn ' t known him for the four years that we have. To do a great deal less than pay credit to his attributes, we may say as a whole, " We are proud to have known him. " " Willy " is another of those boys from the mountainous state who have shown their worth at the Institute. He has shown himself to us as a student shooting far above par and an athlete who stands up with the rest. It will always be said of him that he has never failed to help, that he did so cheer- fully and thoroughly and that we, ' 35, will always cherish him as one of us. " Settle Hoiti ' ii, Currence. " William G. Williamson, Jr. VIVIAN ' , WKST VIRGINIA Bachelor of Silence in Chemistry I ' ulil Ar|ii:er.v ■•Willy " Honors Academic Stars, (4, 3, 2, 1); Cor|)oral, (3), Cor pany F. .XCIIVITIES Football, (1, 1). - C lie Jjomb John Bausman Young KREDRICKSBLRG, VIRGINIA Baclielor of Arts Infantry " John " Honors Corporal, (3), Company B. Activities " Bomb " Staff. (1); Football. (4). «! This easy going, slow talking boy came to us from E. H. S., and no doubt had dreams of a military career, for the end of his rat year found him a corporal. However, as time went on and the drills became longer John gave it up as a bad job and settled down to the delightful life of a private. A true Liberal Artist, John loves his hay and his books. His activities at Hollins give us a sample of his " power. " John loved them all, but never submitted his many charms to the care of any one. His fine quahties, along with his ready smile and good nature won for him a place in the hearts of his classmates. Throughout his four years at V. M. I. John has taken an inter est in barracks activities. The realization of his ability came when he was selected as a member of the business staff of the Bomb. It is certain that when he leaves us that he will meet with success in whatever he chooses to do. Good luck, boy, and the best that life has to offer. ' ' Sho Is sorry Join ' s. ' ( ke Jjo ni I) Here is a man who will always be rememlicred by his classmates, not simply because he wore a big monogram and was Captain of the Flying Squadron, but because everyone of his brother rats sees in him the qualities that make a real man. " Jack ' s " a home town boy who knew what he was stepping into when a hard-boiled sergeant put him in the rat line and escorted him up to the fourth stoop. But he went through his rat year unworried even by an extra share of " taking in, " and then he came out on top in a two-year struggle with structures and the other mysteries of Civil. " Zimmie " didn ' t miss the pleasures of barracks life just on account of football and calculus, hov. ' ever, as the record of his membership in such select societies as the D. T. and the S. E. shows. " Jack " is one whom we are proud to point out as a true V. M. I. man, and though that ' s not saying enough, it ' s the best we can do. John Wesley Zimmerman, Jr. i.k im:ici , vikc:inia Bachclnr of Siii ncf in Civil Eiujiiirninfi rield ArlilliTj IIOMIKS I ' aptaiii [•■u.,tl.all. Ill;, all-ar.iiin.l athl.-l.-. (1); r,,ii.„ral. CH.; aiil. (J), Coiii- I)any F; Cai.tain Ko " tliall. (li; S..i-.tar.v-Tiias- urc-r llniiimrani iMiih. (I I. ACTIVITIKS Koolhall. (I. 3. 2. U. I ' utisiorij of ik It was on a hot Scptemhcr day when a " rabble " of high school heroes bravely threw themselves into the jav ' s of a fate tar different from any they could possibly ima ;ine. Or was it a brave act? I am |-rone to believe it an act of ignorance, not so regrettable finally, however. As if by magic those days of high school freedom disappeared, and we, my class- mates and I, became just cogs in a big ma- chine—just rats, those detestable, lowly be- ings whom everyone treated with dislike and hatefulness. With a change to " rat " pan:s and grey shirts wc were boiled down ' in our own sweat into fairly presentable cadets m a short time. Those drills, that , ' rat line, those reprimands, (a nice way of r saying it) — what an influence they can i have over a guy, and take it from me, the J first two weeks were the worst. After that t ' it ' s just like anything distastefu ' , and you i- become convinced that a person can get i used to anything. Of course it wasn ' t all ' •■ " hell " with no let-ups, because our rooms ' were a haven where we could have tall " bull sessions " with newly acquainted room- ' mates. And then came rat football, and ' in order to get some relief from a tortuous ' routine almost two hundred in our class turned out the first day, and these were ' the days when the rats had to work even to get football uniforms. And the worst part of It all was that out of all that as- piring material we couldn ' t brag much about our football team. We figured that drill was being over- done, (in fact some of us still do), but soon we found our drilling was justified, for we made a trip to Yorktown, celebrat- ing the sesquicentennial of the British sur- icnder. Everybody that ever belonged to ci military organization was there, and the Corps of V.M.I, was there not to be rut done. Hadn ' t the rats been taught to drill like old timers on a sun baked, sparsely grassed parade ground back in Lexington? Just ask General Pershing if the cadets held a line or not. But it wasn ' t all parade and masquerades in forlorn-looking uniforms. The nights furnished many sights in the way of side shows and the like. Who fa ' ls to remember the " Rose of Egypt " or those beauties who paraded in the " Streets of Lass of n yjiass 955 sh.K-k th Bagdad " ? It was such pure mmdcd Kc -dets. I am not sure that as rats wc enjoyed every moment of every football game, he- cause the old cadets kept up that hated phrase, " " Yell, Mister " . Tlv had enough at those well-rememhcred cheer illHcs in the courtyard. But then came the Corps trips when we broke m a new stadium for Virginia with an IS to 3 vic- tory, and the Roanoke trip when we flood- ed the town along with i ur rivals the " Gobblers " . Nor will wc forget the fact that we enjoyed old cadet privileges for a day after the victory over Virginia. Then after the close of football season wc re- turned to the Institute to get an idea of the typical Thanksgiving Hops for which V.M.I, is noted. In borrov. ' ed cratees, many cf us flashing chevrons we took in a social event which stands in a class of its own. As rats cur social life was more or less limited, but we were able to find ourselves at these hops. Just a few days after Thanksgiving my brother rats and I had the rafters of that dear old mess hall ringing with ' " Jingle Bells " and other Christmas carols. Now it wasn ' t so hot as singing goes, hut the spirit was really there — simply to realise that you would soon be home, out of a near prison, out of a uniform, putting on good civilian clothes again. Never will we forget that morning when ' " Home Sweet Home " was sounded in our ears for the first time, and how we scrambled m.idly to get -.ut of the arches when fu- ' lough was made a reality. Home, what an unbe- lievably swell place it turned out to be. It looked so good, and was so different from barracks, and did the folks treat you swell! It must pay to go away for a while, after all. It seemed, hov. ' cver, that there were some of us who couldn ' t take it any longer, and fa ' led to shcAv up at the end of Christmas furlough, but those of us who did soon became initiated to a V. M. I. exam period. Some of us were dumb and had to study and go to coaching classes, and some of us were " " brows " , and played bridge when not on the parade ground or in the exami- nation room. As at all exam times, some JLisiorif of iki Icll hy the wayside, hut most of us put our noses to the grindstone of a new semester. This term was not so bad, the old eadcts had eased up on us a bit, and for some reason it seemed to pass much faster than i the Fall It was just our luck for Easter r to come early that year, and at that time ■ Easter had a little greater significance than i It has now. No " brother rat " of Thirty- Five needs to be reminded of that fateful I Sunday morning and the days that follow- ed to Finals, or of the phrase that chilled I the bones, " Come in here. Mister " , or per- haps " Come around to my room after sup- per " . Things came thick and fast now. Soon If was the Spring Hike, on which we found out what " roughing it " was really like, and I " footsore and weary " just couldn ' t describe ; our feelings. After that came another fate- ■ ful e.xam period, and then the days of ourr first Finals . " Twas a happy day when we ■ were declared old cadets and stormed the: arches to make our way to the fourth i stoop and safety. What a relief to be out; of the rat line and act human once more! ' Then followed days of formations and drills and nights of dancing to the melodies of Ted Weems. It was his torch singer, An- dres Marsh, who held us all so spellbound I with that latest hit, " Paradise " . And then we were set free to go our way on a sum- mer furlough that passed all to quickly. It ' s hard to express just how a fellow ' feels when he returns from Summer fur- lough to begin his Third Class year. He ■ still has that lurking fear of what were ■ formerly dreaded old cadets to him, and ' et he doesn ' t want to let on that he feels this inferiority. Only tim.e can help him strike the happy medium, or even come close to it. Again we find some faces missing, but so " swell " is it to see again those faces that are present once more and swap tales about our furloughs that it is not long before the gaps so evident begin to disappear, and again we settle down for another grind. Many of us thought that we had lots to worry about academically our rat year, but r.ow we really began to hit the tough ones, and to find out what studying really meant. Immediately upon the arrival of the rats Lass of O Lass 935 vc toiind rursclvcs, us tar as .luthnrity was concerned and at times vc were tempted to overstep onr hi;nnds. But to us it seem- ed as it, at times, we were just rats out ot the rat Inic, so tew were the places where wc could seek sympath) ' . All of Thirty- Five will rememher the clash it had with Thirt ' -Three, when we retuscd to pay strict heed to the wishes of the tirst class. Football games were not so much the torture they had been, and v ' e watched the game for the cheer pleasure of it. And some of us were good enough to gain coveted positions on the squad. For the second time we saw the Big Red Team take the Wahocs into camp, then there was the Corps trip to Norfolk, on which we suf- lered a defeat at the hands of William and Mary, but the Corps had the run of the city. Another set of Thanksgiving hops, and again we look forward as eager as ever to the Christmas furlough. Just a short while before the beginning of fur- lough the " flu " hit barracks; some really had it, but when the rumor arose that we would go home early if too many cases developed, the hospital was flooded and the gym became a temporary ward. It was no use, though, and the furlough began at the regular time in the usual way. Once again joy is indescribable on re- turning home, and although the newness is not so evident, the pleasure is just as great. Then back to the dear old Institute and more exams, the sort which made these of rat year seem to be mere quizzes. Anoth- er stretch of monotony until another Easter rolled around, and this time it was our turn to lay on the paddles and welcome the rats to a plane of equality. Then anoth- er short while and for a second time Finals was on us — marking the end of two years at V.M.I. — the half way mark. So far our class was the average V.M.I, class. We had the usual number of " brows " and the usual number to bull out. Some of us made monograms. However, we were the first class in quite a while not to do any " devilment " other than to throw a few firecrackers in the courtyard. The authorities asked us as a favor to refrain from the usual Third class hell-raising, as the depression has destroyed any funds that ? jtiilonj of Iki might have been used to repair any dam- ages that our C. F. ' s might do. And so again Finals was as welcome and enjoyable as our first one. This dme our social activities were a little mxe cultivated after the V.M.I, fashicn. The graduation exercises began to lose the color that they had held for us the first time. But the dances and music by Eddie Duchm made Finals the best time in the world. Another fast and furious furlough, and we were back once more, greeting class- mates as we began this third, our Second Class year. We had crossed the biggest gap in our whole four years of Institute life. Those of us that wear stripes are sergeants, and, as the saying goes, these under us " v. ' ill always be rats to us " . In the class room there is a noticable change. The instructors treat us a little more civilly ,ind with a little less iron bound militarism. At this time we made a choice of the course which we wished to take, which we vv ill probably later turn into cur profession. Naturally we chose a course- which interest- ed us, and so studies began to lose that appearance of just a compelled grind, and to take on a new significance. Second Class year brought additional privileges. Our Third Class privileges had been so limited that we were really just rats out of the rat line. Now wc cruld walk in the road to the limits gates, fmoke on the stoop, talk m ranks, and keep our hats on m the presence of First Classmen. To an outsider these are trivial things, but all cadets know their significance. It means that you have gone through two years of strict discipline, two years of an uncom- fortable uniform, two years of monotony — two years that may best be expressed by simply saying a Rat year and Third Class year at V.M.I. We were two years in the mold, and now we were beginning to take shape. It IS anotlicr usual fall with its rather unsuccessful football season, except for another victory over Virginia. But with the end of football season there comes the lime that, with the exception of gradua- tion, is the most significant in a cadet ' s career. Thanksgiving hops are here again, and It is at last our turn to hold sway and take the spotlight from the First Class, if only for a night. That unforgetful night of the ring figure when each Second Class- lass I 95,5 man promenades fortli witli the One and Only, has his class rini; put on his fint cr, and receives a very dear kiss under a flowered arch. What a beautiful nii, ' ht, with such beautiful significance. When you wear that ring you really feel that you and the Institute have something m com- mon and an inseparable relationship. Who can forget those hops, which owed a great deal of success to Herbie Kay ' s music and another Keydet weakness, his torch singer Dorothy Lamour — one of those kind that happen to have looks, voice, ' n everything. Also it was our first time to shine before the ladies in something beside a coatee. We just couldn ' t help strutting around m these newly-acquired mess jackets. This Christmas it was a pleasure to go home and flash that big ring around. We hadn ' t full y recovered from the ring figure. Still another set of exams, and we began another stretch, little reali-ing all that was in store for us. Everything went on as U3ua — eager sergeants working for commis- sions. Most all of us had by now made acquaintances at near-by girls schools such as Hollins or " Hallie Hall ' and many a Sunday afternoon was spent trying to ad- vance some romantic venture. We were becoming too serious for much trifling, and we began to figure that the year would be a success, but early in the Spring it ap- peared that all Hell broke loose between the Corps and the authorities over the shipping of two First Classmen, for what the authorities termed basing. Trouble was brewing, the classes met, the General Vv-as visited, and finally it all boiled down to a reinstatement of the cadets, a pledge of the First and Second classes to refrain from hazing, and as a final result, the com- plete abolition of the Rat system. For a place so bound by custom and tradit-on as the Institute, this was a drastic change. Whether it is beneficial or not is not for us to predict, and only a period of years will show the wisdom of the act. To us of Thirtv-Five, who can see both sides, i seems that a part of the Institute is miss- ing, and the rat of today fails to get that indcfina! " le something that V.M.I. instills in a man. In the Spring of ' 34 we gave our Second Class Show. Our brother rat " Iggy " Fos- ter took things in hand and presented v ' ith his talented company " " Hold It " — a howl- jtLslorii of Iki] ing success which would do well on anyi stage. This year ' s Spruig Hike was easier for all of us except the boys in the Infantry because we rode in the maneuvers, instead of being temporarily converted into Vir- ginia mountain climbers. Yes sir, being a Second Classman isn ' t so bad after all. Then came more exams, followed by our next to last Finals, and with it First Class privileges — paletots, capes, the privilege of sitting on the French cannon, and best of all, F.C.P. It sure was swell to be absent from S.R.C. and take off for some place in a comfortable uniform instead of a stiff collared blouse. The dances, too, had a greater significance, because our turn had come to start the Final Ball with our figure. Graduation exercises had by the thirdj time become an unpleasant bore to most ofi( us, and we dreaded sitting through those long winded speeches and presentations. But that final formation on the hill im- mediately afterward is the most importantil of the whole period for those of us who -i have striven so hard, and in so many ways, to get those commissioned officers ' stripes. | The beginning of furlough this time fails j to lead our steps directly home, and instead ' j we go to the camps of our respective units . for a six weeks sojourn, the troopers going : to Ft. Meyer, the doughboys to Ft. Meade, and the artillerymen to Ft. Hoyle. So much ' happened during these six weeks that a t separate discussion is justified, and we will I say no more here than that camp was a i worthwhile experience, mingling ample ■ pleasure and work. It wasn ' t so bad returning to the old 1 school this last September, because it meant : the last " go round " for practically all of us; because this year we were the " big dogs " who ran the school; and because this last year our privileges had broadened in scope to include week-end furloughs, F.C. P., and many other long-cherished rights, which we had come to long for during the three years when we had stood by watch- ing other First Classmen before us enjoy them. A certain seriousness overcomes us on leturning. Of course, the first few days are taken up with greetings, settling down m general, and swapping tales about our short summer furlough, but as that dies Lass of lass 955 down we take on a look that betrays our inner feelings about the whole proposition. Whether we do or not, we think we realize what it means to go through a last year at V.M.I, and we all seem ready for it. True to form at V. M. I., we arc in the harness before we realize it, and our new duties for those of us who are officers or otherwise seem like an old job. One couldn ' t say that in this, our last year, cur subjects come easier, but it can be said for certain that they are undertaken with just a little more seriousness than ever before. Maybe it is because that it is now begin ' ning to dawn on us that our school hfe is nearing an end, and that we should make the most of it. Perhaps it ' s because we ' re used to such an existence, perhaps it ' s because we have learned the short cuts of barracks routine, or perhaps it ' s the broadening of cur privi- leges, especially F. C. P., to go up town and take week-end furloughs; whatever it may be, this barracks life does not hold the grim and bare monotony that it used to have for us. Surroundings on returning have greatly changed since we left last Finals. The old mess hall and arsenal are gone, and in their places stand practically completed struc- tures that mark another step toward great- er V.M.I. Also a new chemistry build- ing has appeared in the skeleton of that well fumigated old structure where we went to learn the why and wherefore of chemical reactions. For a place to eat while our new version of Ashburne ' s Grill was being completed the Corps was served its three a day in ' 94 Hall, and that big gym was little more than an icebox on those cold wintry mornings. The fall had a most heartbreaking foot- ball season for those of us whose last time It was to help shove the old pigskin up and down the gridiron. We tried but the breaks seemed against us, and there were many games we should have won and didn ' t. The Columbia game was a defeat in itself, but the trip to Broadway and the bright lights was a treat for the football squad, and to the First Classmen who went along on a week-end furlough. The Corps came to Richmond to watch the game with {the University of Richmond, and to take what Richmond had to offer in gener. ' 2W, ■«ifc sS ' ■t-rMf . t. ..Ju. i . li»k,.vA ii»JJ J HI iim mm»mmmmiimm AAm Jtlslon of tk The team lost by an unlucky break in the first of the game, and outplayed their op- ponents for the rest of the game, but to no avail. Virginia took us this year by a narrow margin, and broke our winning streak of three successive years, and we lost to V. P. I. in the final game on the muddi- est and rainiest Thanksgiving day ever seen. Although wc can ' t brag of a strong football season, we can still boast of our dances, and after the Roanoke trip we re- turned to give up the night this time to the Second Class, while they stage their long awaited ring figure. A few days after Thanksgiving our class, which had been on pledge most of its time ' at the Institute, came off again. We mayi not have been steady drinkers, but it cam be said that we sure did go in for strongiii and carefree guzzling while we were at it. tl In order to make things as merry and soci-i, able as possible, the O. C. ' c banquet wasi| held the first week end after we came offt| pledge. And you can imagine the howling-; success it turned out to be; the meal was - the best ever, but what liquor was there was not so consistent in its quality. How- ever, toasts were appropriately made on every hand, and the banquet was a crown- ing success. For the last time we look forward to a Christmas furlough, and it is only a short wait until the morning when we hear Billy and Tony plav " Home Sweet Home " . It ' s still great to be homeward bound, and this time many of us are going with the purpose of locking for something to do when school- days are over, but this does not diminish the revelry which a now much experienced cadet can enjoy. We return again to very seriously take up the last stretch of school life, especially along academic lines, as a misstep now means no graduation, and for some of us ! who just naturally are not so hot in studies there is a lurking fear of such a catas- trophe. As the new term begins time seems to pass faster than ever before. Mid-Winter Hops come with a success at the dances, but Fate plays a mean trick on a large number of First Classmen who are caught running the block, the largest catch of the year. Then comes another exciting week- end, when the wrestling team steps up and wins the Southern Conference champion- Clais of ig ship, over W. and I. Many a Kcydet ' s purse was full to overflowing at the ex- pense of a Mink after that exciting night of the final bouts. At last V. M. I. has crashed through with another successful sport. And still time continues to pass at a rapid rate. In a seemingly short while Easter Hops prove a welcome break m the routine, and then in May the Corps fights a sham battle with the Marines to cele- brate the anniversary of the battle of Chan- cellorseville, instead of going on the usual Spring Hike. It was some ride when they moved us across country in trucks, but we ' ll have to admit, it was better than walking. Things begin to wind up now, and our last set of exams are fast approaching. To a few this means grief and heartache, hut most of us get by and we are ready to celebrate a Finals which is really our Finals. Civilian privileges are ours, and we are the most privileged people in Lexington — at least that ' s our impression. As Finals with its Hops and formations goes by, sen- timent begins to get a hold on even the hard-boiled ones of us, and at last, weary from the past few days of concentrated activity, we march to J. M. Hall to go through a last graduation exercise, and this time we are it. Tears were in our eyes when we sang Au ' d Lang Syne in the courtyard, but when we received those diplomas, and attended that last formation on the Hill, we couldn ' t help but feel that it was swell to be civilian once more, even though we were leaving so much at the Institute. That certain something has been instilled in all of us. Thus has Thirtv-Five gone through its four years at ' V. M .1. Perhaps not the most outstanding class, and not the larg- est, but certainly we have done our share towards the greater V.M.I., and ours cannot be called a " black sheep " class. We saw the rat system with its worst features become a thing of the past, we saw new buildings come and other changes made in custom and regulation. What will be the final outcome of it all, and what will become of Thirty Five is beyond me to predict, but if four years here have shown what we are made of, Thirty-Five as individuals will have only success. ■- ( lie Jjomb »ni ; i; i i i! mnm nnT n «mn««n« EX-CLASSMATES IN THE CORPS ROBERT WILSON CARRIER Civil Engineering Reading. Pennsylvania ALFRED CARLYLE DARDEN, JR. Fort Monroe, Virginia GERALD DARKER LUCK Civil Engineering Richmond. Virginia EMORY STEVENSON MARCHANT Richmond, Virgima SAMUEL THOMAS TOTTS JR Civil Engineering Norfolk, Virginia ALEXANDER CURTIS SIZER Civil Engineering Schuyler, Virginia C ke Jjomo m iummnmnm ntn»;! i !ii i t»tn ABSENTEES OF THE CLASS OF 1935 O. T. A i;Kb C. S. Baai.s F. C. Bamman M. C. Bane F. A. Barsks G. M. Barrett G. T. Bartlett R. F. BURNE W. C. Bellamy F. Blackmon F. E. Blenckstone C. W. Bower J. L. Bowers C. H. Brawlev W. B. Brown B. A. Burke H. F. BvRD J. E. Callis R. L. Carter B. E. Cobb J. R. Cover F. H. Craddock E. R. Craig E. M. Cronk H. DeJarnette D. D. Davenport C. DiMMOCK A. S. Duncan C. N. Dunn J. R. Early J. V. Egan C. W. Elliott R. R. EuNsoN J. D. Fauntlerov C. C. Ferrara J. N. Flanagan R. R. Fleshman G. E. Flippin F. T. FOLLIN W. G. FOLSON J. A. Forsyth E W. G. FUTRELL C. M. Gilbert D. C. Gill E. W. Gn.L A. I. GlS ' SBURC M. Gracev W. S. CjKam V. C. Gray W. V . Gregg F. D. CJrow A. J. (;ui)E C. A. Haggard B. C. Hardawav P. W. IIAVO J. n. Henry W. C. Henry C. M. Hocker L. G. Holland W. E. Holmes H. G. Horner W. H. Huguley T. G. Johnson H. P. Jones A. B. Kimball C. H. KlIiKI AND MEMORIAM LELAND DANDO BAKER. JR. Cape Charles. Virginia DIED— SUMMER 1932 J. H. KooRNICK J. L. LaCJigiia R. V. Long J. F. Manly n. H. Martin E. D. Massie J. D. Mavson D. McBee . O. McKensie Cj. W. Meador R. C. Mellon W. P. Mhidi.eton C. M. Millar V. W. Miller A. B. MONrCOMERY R. W. Moore O. F. Needham E. D. Nicholson W. N. O ' CONNELI. J. L. Olivari M. T. Olivari L. A. Patterson S. E. Perez II. W. Tiki mik ( ' . . I ' l KKI I I N. W. Pel; 1 1 C. M. Pope M. C. PURDY R. M. Rader P. E. Re NOLDS J. W. Rhodes F. W. Richmond M. O. Rife W. J. Rogers E. S. Scott W. (i. Se ' .mour W. B. SlIER.VIAN J. E. Si.mmons M. T. SiiivEi.-i C. B. Slemp R. E. Sloan C. E. S.MITH J. L. Snhih J. X. Smith J. S. E. J. Stalker S. A. Starr G. C. Steineman L. R. Stevens P. Stewart T. H. Sweeney J. P. Thompson W. H. Thompson L. M. Todd R. E. Tyler H. B. I ' LSH R. O. Wade L. B. Walker T. E. M. Walker A. B. Warren W. G. ' atson II. I.. Williams S. S. Williams ' . ti. ' ii.liams F. F. WlI.LINGIIAM F. n. U ' lLLSON R. n. Wilson T. I.. Woodhouse R. J. Zahner C. M. ZOLLMAN rN the fall of ' 32 a group of young men entered the portals of V. M. I. to form the C lass of ' 36. Fate and their own initiative destined them to have a class history very different from any class preceding it. By the end of our first year we had learned the true meaning of " Brother Rat " and had become, unknowingly, the last class to go through an entire Rat year at V. M. I. In this year we started a cus- tom that seems to have become permanent, in the method of electing class officers. Our officers were elected for a one-year period, and at the end of this time another election was held and those elected were to hold office for the remainder of our years at V. M. I. Eventually that great day rolled around — Finals and all it holds — beautiful girls, dances, reviews, release from the Rat line, and all it stood for. The year ' 34 found us a party to the abolition of the Rat System. We also had the distinction of being one of the few classes to " walk off " a shirt-tail parade, and that " Midnight March " of ' 36 will live in the minds of all of us for years. With the arrival of our pins that spiritual binding of Rathood became even stronger. Finals found many of us becoming " one of the boys " in ranks while it found others with more chevrons on their sleeves. With finals, another year had passed, and all the unpleasant occurrences of the year seemed to vanish — leaving only pleasant memories. We returned in the fall, after an all too short vacation, realizing that the course we had chosen to pursue was to fit us for life and that we had to get all we could out of it. Thanksgiving — and the biggest event of a Cadet ' s life — the Ring Figure! The Class of ' 36 had be- come of age! Even in this we diverted from the customary, and our rings are distinctively different. Our second class year passed quickly, leaving pleasant thoughts — the Corps trips, the thrill of the Ring Fig- ure, the Fredericksburg trip and many others. The Class of ' 36 marches on to bigger things, and our only regret is that many of our Brother Rats who started with us are not now in our ranks, yet they march with us in Spirit. lie Jjomb CLASS OF 1936 RoBERi Nelson Ackerlv l. NCHBURG, VIR IN ' IA Civil Engineering John ' Buchanan Aoams i he plains, virginia Cii-il Engineering Oscar Hunier Adams vienna, virginia Ci-vil Engineering Wade Hampton Atkins, Jr. connellsville, pennsylvania Chemistry Maklin Baker Bair LIIERS p. 0., PENNSYLVANIA Liberal .Iris Charles Louis Banks newark, new jersey Liberal Arts Richard Rufus Bearden, Jr. pori gibson, mississippi Cliemislry Alexander Carter Beverly caret p. o., mrginia Cliemislry .Akmisiead Page Booker new casile, delaware Chemistry James Arthur Bott mappsburc, virginia Civil Engineering CLASS OF 1936 liAST RADFORD, VIRCINIA Liberal Arts R()ni:Ri W Ai KINS 15(im) COMSCKIN ' , MKCIMA Cliimislry Grorge Mkrckk Brookf, I.EXINIMON, VrKGlMA Liberal Arts August A.vtho.w Chariks buffai.ano brooklyn, new york Ct-vil Engint ' criuti Charles LeMoine Buri eigh, Jr. worcester, massachusetts Electrical Etiginccrincj Norman Leo Cavedo richmond, virginia CAii mutry AuDREV Franklin Clark ORANGE, VIRGINIA Clu mistry Russell Edward Coleman lynchburg, virginia Civil EiKjineerniii Daniel Rocco Conte NEW -lORK, NEW YORK Liberal Arts Ross Gault Crumt COLUMBUS, INDIANA Chemistry J C lie Jjomh CLASS OF 1936 Russell McW. Cun ' nikcham, Jr. birmingham, alabama Liberal Arts George Hardix Curfman, Jr. salida, colorado Chemistry John Joseph Curlev, Jr. richmond, virginia Civil Engineerin i John Dulaney deButts greensboro, north carolina Electrical Ene ineeririff Charles Modeste DeCamps wallaceton, virginia Liberal Arts Robert Bell Douglas chauncey, new york Civil Engineering David Oeiand Duncan woodbury, new y ' ork Ci-vil Engineering John Horatio Earle, Jr. reading, pennsylvania Civil Engineering John Hibbard East charleston, west virginia Civil Engineering Roger Warren Hamilton Gentry norfolk, virginia Chemistry . 7r. ' ' C lie Jjomo CLASS OF 1936 John August Gialanella, Jr. newark, new jersey Civil Engineering James Bervard Hackiei, Jk. PURCELLVIl.I.E, VIR(;iMA Cliemislry John- Thomas Hall, Jr. madison, virginia Liberal Arts Harry Ho.mer Highiowkr atlanta, georgia Liberal Arts Waldo Robert Hills, Jr. west hartford, connecticut Liberal Arts William Hooi-nagi.e richmond, virginia Liberal Arts RiLEV Coleman Horne, Jr. MARIANNA, FLORIDA Elerlrieal Enijineering Charles Morris Hunter barboursvill.e, west virginia Civil Enijineeriiuj Jack Henry Ja.mes petersburg, virginia Electrical Engineering Joseph Howard Keller ports.mouti-i, virginia civil Engineering (Z he Jjomb CLASS OF 1936 WiM.iAM Greenwood Keij.ogg, Jr. GREENWOOD, NEW YORK Lihiral Arts ' ILI.1AM Shaffer Key, Jr. OkFAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA Liberal Ails Lewis Edxvard Keves leesdlrg, mrginia Civil EiKjinccrinij William Howerton Kirkpatrick richmond, virginia Chimistry James Albert List miami, florida Cii il Engineering Richard Bruce Macgurn roanoke, virginia Electrical Engineering MvRON Barraud Marshall, Jr. HALIFAX, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering Raymond Hari.ey Martin lynchburg, virginia Ciinl Engineering John Young Mason, Jr. boykins, virginia ■ CAninisiry Henry Sneed Massie lynchburg, virginia Electrical Enijineenng w. ' V O zg Jjomb CLASS OF 1936 James Nkwion Maxev, Jr. portsmouth, virginia Elvclihal EiiijinieriiKj Edward Garrott Stalev Maxwell richmond, virginia LU-ctrical Eiu ineering James IIoge Tyler McConnell easi radiord, virginia Lihrral .his Selden LoNGi ev McMillin DALLAS, TEXAS Civil Engineeriiuj Samuel Robert McRorie UnCA, NEW YORK Civil Enijineerituj Irvin Michelson leesburg, virginia Civil Engincerin j Henry Clifford Mitchell portsmouth, virginia Civil Eiu iiiftriiiff Marcus Alfred Mullen NEW ROCHELLE, new YORK C ji-mislry Alex ander Weldon Neal, Jr. bon air, virginia LiOniil .Ills William Russell O ' Brien richmond, virginia Chemislry - . C ke Jjomh CLASS OF 1936 William Henry Oclesbv LVNXHBIjRC, vircikia Civil Engineering Nathamel Montgomery Osborve, Jr. NORFOLK, Virginia Electrical Engineering August Frederick Penzold, Jr. KORroLK, Virginia Civil Engineering Clunet Holmes Pettyjohn lynchburg, virginia Ci-vil Engineering Benjamin Harrison Powell, Jr. AUSIIN, I exas Liberal Arts Llewellyn Powell, Jr. alexandria, virginia Electrical Eni ineerini Frank McLaughlin Raffo richmond, virginia Civil Engineering WiiiTMELi. Tompkins Rison CHATHAM, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering FL RRv English Robinson AII.ANTA, GEORGIA Liberal Arts Charles Ward Royce birmingham, alabama Civil Engineering CLASS OF 1936 Embrv Cobb Rucker bai.a-cvnwvl), pennsylv ania Ctfil Enijineerhig James Hii.bert Sapp newport news, virginia Libi-ral Ails Robert James Scott onancock, virginia Chemlslry WiLi.iAM Marion Seav HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts Rafael Angel Segarra, Jr. san juan, porto rico Ci-vil En jinecring Jesse Loury Sinclair, Jr. LY ' NCHBURG, VIRGINIA Chemistry Junius Clay Staples harrisonburg, virginia Eliilriial Eiii iiifiriiu Charles Donald Stecman baltimore, maryland I.ihiral Arts Henry Gwynne Tayi.oe, Jr. middi.eburg, virginia CAvil Engine crintj D.wiD Allan Thomas MARSHALL, TEXAS Liberal Arts C ke Jjonib tn ttt;i i:n :!iiiiiii!!i » !?t u«u{»»: t CLASS OF 1936 Douglas Bowcock Thrift cui.peper, virginia Chemistry RoGE.t Eari. Town ' E ALBANY, NEW YORK Liberal Arts John Tyler, Jr. richmond, virginia Cii ' il Ennineeriiiij Sidney John, Jr. richmdni), virginia chemist ry John Mitchell Willis, Jr. washington, i). c. Chemistry Ralph Burrows Willis augusta, georgia Chemistry I ' liARLES William WiLLOUGiinv JONESVILLE, VIRGINIA Civil Engincerinij Archie Hanna Witt, Jr. birmingham, alabama Ci il Engineering Horaito Cornick Woodhouse, Jr. norfolk, virginia Electrical Engineering ( ke Jjonib j:t::::t:::::m«:nmmsmju«jmt: v ND nov? v?e come to the tv?o under classes, tnose of ' 37 and ' 38, whose members will in tne near future assume the leadership and responsibilities and likewise tKe privileges from tne men of I no classes wnicK Kave preceded them, ' 36 and ' 35. Tney too will experience tne jo s and sorrows tnat tne naif way mark brings. ! HE March of Time: September 11, 1933, the benevolent, yet fateful hand of destiny casts for the last time a class into that dismal purgatory — Ratdom. A nondescript group of high school heroes is driven on. Old traditions of Y. M. I.: The rat-line, sheenies, finning-out, the dawn patrol, shirt-tail parades galore, and the Spirit marches on. Glimpses of the Rat year: Hops, Corps trips, water-wagon, battalion snow fight, Christmas furlough — eleven days of bliss comes and go as time marches Easter: " 37 " goes the rounds -taking in; numeral, election of class officers: Whittle, President; Pendleton, Vice-President; Tucker, Historian. The fu- ture of " 37 " is entrusted to these men, and they lead on. April 6, 1934: A tremendous crisis grips the Institute; all tradition and customs seasoned by the hands of time are cast aside; V. M. I. abolishes the Rat system. A new deal. What will it bring? Only time can tell as it presses on. June 13, 1934, Finals: Auld Lang Syne; Old Yell for " 37, " which has come of age; furlough; for the last time " 34 " marches on. September 6, 1934: Travail begins anew, and once again " 37 " enters V. M. I. ' s portals. Many brother Rats are now ex-classmates, but fond mem- ories linger on. Class entity: Class sweaters and pins bedeck their proud owners; class ring is designed. In Pendleton ' s absence a new Vice-President is elected — Pasco carries on. Close-up of Third Class year: Rats are Rats in name only. To " 37 " falls no heritage to uphold, but a tradition to establish. Calculus is encountered and bewildered minds struggle on. Easter to Finals: Officers are re-elected; Second Class privileges; mess jackets ?,nd rings appear on the horizon; " 3 ' ' " takes a salute and marches on. THE CLASS OF 1937 OFFICERS B. R. Whittle President H. M. Pasco Vice-President J. R. Tucker Historian i Page 215 ke Jjomb CLASS OF 1937 Hugh Adams, Jr. Rockbridge Baths, Va. Samuel Thompson ' Adams The Plains, Va. Orriv McKree Battle llarsliall, Va. Joseph Willla.m Blackburx;,., Va. Joe John ' Bond, Jr. Fuit Wortli, Texas Thomas Vaden Brooke _ ' li ' Vf:aiul. Oliio John Bell Cabell Savannali, Ga. Donald Evan Callar VOI.NEV SUMPTER CAMPBELL, JR. Murfret ' shoro, Tcun. ' lLLLAM BoXLEY CARPENTER I-Inanolu ' . Va, Henry Paul Carrington, Jr. RitTimonJ, Va. Wh.llam Sherwood Church H,-iiflerson. X. C. Walter Ernest Clark, Jr, Wayt Phillips Clark ■ Va. Robert Thruston Corbell, Jr. Leosburg, Va. C lie Jjomh ma«m:mmm:mmam««:att: CLASS OF 1937 Hester Clark Cotiirok Bristnl. Va. John Lee Couper William Sylvester Covington ' Norfolk. Va. John Clinedinst Crim Ni ' w Markit, Va. Frank Borden Daniels, Jr. Gcildsboro. N. c. Samuel Paul Davalos Falmouth, Va. William Graham Dean Roanoke RapicLs. X. C. Samuel Rodgers Dewey Goldsboio. .V. ■. William Edwin Dressler Covington. Va. RossER Jackson Easiham Chajlotti-.-villi-. Va. Jacob N ' alentine Edge William Lee Eubank, Ik. James Cheever Farley l:ichmond. Va. Robert Alphonses Farley Srranton. Pa. James Paisley Ferrey Port Nelson. Ontario, fana ke Jjomb CLASS OF 1937 John Lewis Flora, Jr. Eoanoke, Va. Lahrf.nck (Sordon Forbes Frederick Franz Park Ridgf. HI. Armilr Ci.arico Freeman, Jr. Xoilol k, Va. JosiAH Pitt Gavle, Jr. Newport News, Va. Chester Bernard Gooi.rick, Jr. FreilrrieksburK. Va. I. MES BlRCEjS tiRECORV L.vuchburi;-, Va. Craw FORD Field CSrigg, Jr. Ui.hiiiond. Va. Morris Franklin Haas L.vliillliui ' s;-. Va- n. MD Canhei.d Hastings Kirliiiiond. Va. Jui.iEN Christian Headlev Lexinglon, Ky. Robert Bruce llELrRicii Catullsville, : Id. David Lee Henderson Alexandria. Va. Thomas Atkins Hotchkiss Va. Thomas Edgar Jenks, Jr. Richmond. Va. C ke Jjomb CLASS OF 1937 ■ John W ' kight Jkiion, Jr. Tiriiton. Tfiiii. Harvey Grekn Johnston, Jr. J.iMEs EsTON Johnston Eben R.- NnoLPH Jones Richmoiul, Va. David John Kane .Shijit Hill.s. N. J. Vh. 1,1AM Maurice Kane Xpv v Darl.y. I :u Grover Cleveland Keeton Houslon. T xa.-! Chambliss Kei:h, Jr. .Sclnia, Ala. Louis Ellison King BrLstol. Va. Richard Kleberg, Jr. ' ALrER W ' ESLEi L. nd Rirlmnilid, " a. Spencer Lane Garnett Owen Lee. Jr. L.vnrhhuiK. Va. Joseph LeMasurier Jr. Ri.hni.ind. a. William ' ALLIS Lewis Culpeper. Va. ( ke Jjowih CLASS OF 1937 Eugene Mitchell Long JuLL N Neville Major, Jr. Rivertoii. Va. John Joseph McEveety " Pleasaiitvillt-, N. Y. Hansford McLeod Troy, Ala. Wellington Saunders McMann Danville. Va, Frank Hamlin McNeal Savannah, Ga. Anthony Nickolas Merola Xew Rochelle, N. Y. Guy Rossiter Mitchell RiLlimonil, Va. Rudolph George Mueller, Jr. .Austin, Texa.s ACK Broaddus Mundy RoanolcH. Va. William Henrv Nowlin, Jr. Va, Leo Elmer Ofenstein Chfvy Cliasc, lid. Lewis Boice O ' Hara Alexan.liia, Va, Arch Marvin Par.menter, Jr. I.awton, 01 la. James Wood Patteson Trout Dale. Va. tmmtmmmmtmmmmmamt CLASS OF 1937 George Arthur Pmi.i.ips Norliilk. V;i. Charles Henrv Piiipps, Jr. Wayii. l.oio. Va. William Hiram Pickett Palestine. Texas Thomas Nelson Pollard Richmond. Va. Claude Augustus Pritchett, Jr. Whitmell. Va. Drake Pritchett llanville, Va. Henry Singleton Read Newport News. Va. Charles Clement Richardson Lynnhaven, Va. WiLLiA.M Pitts Rilev Baltimore. Md. Kenneth Bryant Robinson Woodlawn. Va. William Archer Rovall Tazewell. Va. John Ivey Ruff Miami, I -la. IvANHOE Harrison Scl.ater, J;i. Pittsfield. llass. David Fini.y Dins.more Scruggs LynehLurt-. Va. Harold Carlock Sheffey Marion, Va. ke Jjomb „j«at«««mtm«n«mmamn« CLASS OF 1937 Joseph Holmes Sherrard IV Willow, Pii. Cecil Lowrv Sinclair Hampton. Va. Charles Dfavev Slocl ' MB, Jr. Gnldsboro, N. C. Charles Herbert Smith, Jr. I ' k ' asantvillo. X. Y. S L)NEV Strother Smith. Jr. Ki.hmond. Va. C.EORGE Adam Stover, Jr. . ' outh Boston, Va, Edward French Tate, Jr. Norton. Va, James Terrv Tavlor i-ynthiana, K.v, Walter DoRSE Taylor ITinr,,ton, V, Va Ralph Waldo Tetzlaff Rivoi-sido, 111. Hal Law Threadcraft, Jr. lli.hmond, Va. William Waverly Towkes, Jr. Petersburg, Va. Frank Hotchkiss Travis, Jr. Tarrytown, .N. Y. George Pace ' alliant .All.uciuii-ciue, X, JI. William Lyon Wall Galveston, Texas i Page 222 C ke Jjomt) ,mmmamt:m«m«««m«««m CLASS OF 1937 Luther B num Wav, Jr. Noilolk, Va. Ci.AUDK Wilson- ' llnF. Coalrsvillf. ra. Luther Rawi.s ' ll.l,IAMs Sniilhli,.|,l. Va. Edgar Siovai.i, Wh.son ' , Jr. Brunswick. Ga. James Walton Wilson Brunswick, Ga. John Wilson Siephenson Wise llanu ' tnli. Va. James Rives Woksham, Jr. Norfolk, Va. ' He.vhi Worth ].af,iailKc. 111. Irmnc Zi.vimerman James Arundel Zimmerman, Jr. Severna Park. Md. William Hugh Zimmerman J s CLASS HISTORY CLASS OF ' 3 " There ' s something about a soldier — " So goes that misleading little tune, and last September 10, some two hundred and fifteen unsuspecting lads en- tered the portals of the Virginia Military Institute to try to discover just what that " something " is. None of us will ever forget the experiences of the past year. As soon as we had registered in the Jackson Memorial Hall we were herded off to the Q. M. D., where we received such articles of uniform as were best suited for drill purposes. For drill it was, morning and afternoon, under the merciless eye of a blazing September sun and the equally merciless eyes of a number of newly-made corporals who thoroughly enjoyed the sad plight of the " mis- ters. " And so it went for seemingly interminable weeks, but finally we learned enough to join our respective companies. " Misters " and " Sirs " became force of habit and we began to adjust ourselves to our surroundings. Football season with its songs and yells came and went, and with it the Thanksgiving Hops. Christmas holidays approached with tantalizing slow- ness, but finally arrived to the joy and momentary relief of every Rat. Eleven days of unlimited freedom — then back to the old routine. Mid- term exams passed leaving destruction in their wake for a few, and bright hopes for many. Mid-winter sports and the mid-winter hops furnished much needed diversion after this ordeal. One by one the days until the finals slipped into the past. Spring ushered in baseball and track and the Easter hops, not to mention a never-to-be- forgotten Easter Sunday. The election of class officers was held, and the class chose H. B. Vesey, President; A. H. Fiedler, Vice-President, and F. R. Pancake, Historian. After Easter, the Corps began to look forward to the trip to Chancellors- ville, where the cadets took part in the re-enactment of that historic battle. At last we have reached that seemingly unattainable goal — finals. We have traveled a long and difficult road since last September; through bitter experience we have learned much. The trials of the past are now behind us; ahead lie the opportunities of the future. May we, the Class of ' 38, do our utmost in the three years before us to attain success worthy of the founda- tion we have laid during the past year. I CLASS OF 1938 OFFICERS H. B. Vesey President A. H. Fiedler Vice-President F. R. Pancake Historian lie 3omh nnm Tm n» !i;!miiti !Tm «m«m: CLASS OF 1938 Wii.i.iAM Henry Abbitt Xorlolk. Va. Thomas Wilsok Anderson Xashvlli-. Tfiiu. Thomas Martin Armentrout Richmond. Va. James Ashbv, JR. Staffoi-d. Va. George Le vis A:iiman rM-erficM. III. James Howard Baldwin Pasay, Rizal. P. I. Newi.and Baldwin, Jr. Paray, Rizal. P. I. IXXNIEL O ' Connell Bavless Samuel N. tiian Bear James Garland Beard Maiiiikw Roger Beebee Cla ' -i ' iidon. Va. John Cleveland Bell, Jr. Ma.vsville, N. C. Joseph X. Bell G,jshen, Va. John Upshur Benson i:irhiii..nd. Va. Harold Davidson Bickford Buffalo, x. Y. :n::::«::n:n«m:::::::::::;:::::::u CLASS OF 1938 Albert Mii,io Biedenharv, Jr. James Recester Bili.ikgsi.ev Whit- Suli.hiir Sprinss, W. Va. Robert Edgar Bi.ackweit, Haidint ' s. Va. Herbert William Booth RostUe, x. J. Richard Booth, Jr. I.yn.hl.urg, Va. Paul Lambert Borde , Jr, Golil.sboio. N. C. William Prestos ' Bover George W. Brown, Jr. I.owiy, Va. Maxwell Savage Brown I. " Uisvill(-. Ky. William Melville Brown-, Jr. Rii hmnml. Va. Lanier Dunn Buford I:irhni..Tul. Va. A.MMEN Lewis Burger, Jr. I.yru-hl.urg. Va. Gilbert Eugene Butler Hoanolce, Va. Bruce Barclay Cameron, Jr. X. C. Thornton Wilson Ca.vipbeli. StauiiloTi. Va. lie 3omh CLASS OF 1938 A. M. Randolph Charrincton-, Jr. Warrenton, Va. Ei.vis- Richard Chick, Jr. Roanoke. Va. Charles Robert Clark, Jr. E ' lattslmrg, X. Y. Edward Talbot Clark, Jr. EUicott City, Md. Murphy Bruker Clifton- Charles Carter Cole University. Va. John Booth Cole Anniston. Ala. William Anthony Colley, Jr. Arthur Wallace Collins Bellaire. .. I.. N. T. Walter Terry Colquitt, Jr. Atlanta. Ga. Edward Stroughton Conover Steul.envillo, Ohio Andrew Eenjamin Consolvo, Jr. Non ' olU. Va. Henry Powell Custis Onancock, Va. Robert Stuart Cottrell Richmonfl. Va. John Francis Cuthriell Portsmouth. Va. Page 228 ( ke JjoniD ixxsxxyxii ii ixtx riixtx«axtvxtaxsxtx CLASS OF 1938 James William Daniels Goldsboi ' o, N. C. Henry Bosworth Darling, Jr. Augusta, Ga. Edward Jacobs Deaver Albert Perc ival Dennis, Jr. Richinond, Va. Francis Dereski Hopewill, Va. Benjamin Franklin Dew, Jr. l;irhm..nd. Va. Frank Sampson Diuguid, Jr. Lynchburg. Va. Robert Blackwood Di. on L.xinston. Va. George Valentine Doerr, Jr. Minmapolis. Minn. Joseph Tho.mas Donovan, Jr. Richmond. Va. Leonard Crawley Douchiv, Jr. Portsmouth. Va. Bruce Johnson Downey, Jr. Nashville, NT. C. Henry P.wrick Drought III Alvin Tandy Dulaney, Jr. James McKee Dunlap Lexington, Va. l J ( ke Jjomh CLASS OF 1938 MiLEY Dunn Lexington. Va. Albert Kvi.e Earnest Rirhmond, Va. Wii. I.I.AM Ferguson " Euw.ARns Tampa. Fla. Fletcher Burns Emerson Hou.ston, T.-xa.s c;r. nmlle Br.anson F.awlev (•oote.s St..i-e. Va. KlRKP.VLRlCK P.ARRISH FERGUSON Charlotte, N. C. Albert Henrv Fiedler Greenpoit. L. I.. X. Y. i. MES W.AMBERSIE Fi.EWELLEN Rapidan. Va. C. R " Julian Flythe Richmonil, Va. Joseph Armisteai) Ford, Jr. Lynchliury. Va. George Lee Fosque Onaneoek. Va. George Peek Fosque Hampton. Va. Glenn Taylor Foust, Jr. Norton. Va. Horace Albert Fultz Raphine, Va. Price Perkins Glover Cke Jjonib CLASS OF 1938 ROBKRT LkE Go[,I)SMI11I Drexal Hill, Pu. Perrv Monroe Gwaltnev, Jr. Petersburg, Va. Hennan Jennings Hackett Washington, D. O. George Tiixman Hardv St. I.ouis. Mo. Richard Oliver Harrell, Jr. South Hfi.ston, Va. Walter Dean Hart Oklahoma City, Okla. Harrv Lafayette Harti, Jr. .Sike. ' ton, Mo. Richard IIenrv Harwood I ',sin.,uth, -a. Jessie Hartweli. Heath, Jr. Paeisl.uig, Va. George Effinger Herring Natural Bridgf, Va. William Charles Hill Pint- Bluff, .Aik. Earnest Lee Holtzclaw Hampton, Va. Re.vgan Houston HI .San . ntonio, Ttxas Roger Stanuood Hovev Loui-ll, Harrison Hlbard Bon Air, Va. ( ke Jjomb inm«jaK««j:ua» CLASS OF 1938 Forbes Britton Huffman Congers, N. T. Richard Henry Hutchison, Jr. Waslihife ' ton, J . C. John James Jarvis Fort Worth, Teaxs Tho.mas Stanley Jeffrey, Jr. Arvonia, Va. Henry Belt Johnson South Boston, Va. Harolii ViRcn, Johnson, Jr. I ' -ort Vnrth, Toxas Kenneth Earl King Saratoga Springs, N. Y, Y. NCY Henry Kno les JIt. OliVf, X. I ' . Alfred Garey Lambert, Jr. YiUianisburg, Va. Levin Winder Lane I ' Williamsburg, Va. Carl John Lang Bionx. N, Y " , Frank ' alentine Langfiit, Jr, riai ' ksl.urg, W. Va. Richard Cary Lee, Jr. Hampton, Va. Randolph Leigh, Jr. Mfl ean. Va. Raymond Victor Long, Jr. C ke Jjomo mn«nm:::j:::::::::tm::jm:«mj CLASS OF 1938 MONCURE Nki.son ' Lvos, Ir. Punrllvillc, -a. AsTHON ' v Rlssei.i. Maclire rriniil.ii.,., l;. 1. Anthony Marino James Merrick Marshai.i. L.v.i.hhuiK. Va. Joseph . a Marshai.i. Norl ' olk. Va. Herbert Esten Martin, Jr. ' xa. Va. Leonard Sebastian Martin Malvern.:-. X. Y. Richard David Mason Haiiipl,,!,. Va. Robert Norvei.i. M.mhews ' ■llall. st..ii. A -. Va. Dunsmore Mawyer, Jr. Loviim ' .-toii. Va. James Grover McCann, |k. Rox.sljuiy. Va. Francis Worthi.n ' gton McCoy Xi.rl ' ilk. Va. John Chester McKenzie, Jr. Appala.liia. Va. John Sa.muei. Meriweiher Raymond Ring Messick Roanoke. Va. I Cylie Jjomb CLASS OF 1938 George Clifford Moore, Jr. Soutlis-rn Pin;s. N. C. Louis Moricom, Jr. Richmond, Va. Edward Hopwood Mullen " New Rochtlle, X. T. Charles Holt Murdes " , Jr. Suffolk. Va. JOHN ' Springs Myers Charlotte. X. C. Thomas David Neal, Jr. Kithmond. Va. William Cunningham Nevin Cleveland, Tenn. James Franklin Xorberg Philadelphia. Pa. Lauchton Watkins Nuckols II Richmond. Va. Frank Robbins Pancake Asa Richmond Parham Hendoi-son. X. C. Frank Russell Parker, Jr. Old Greenwich. Conn. Henry Crewe P. tton, Jr. Richmond. Va. Joseph Smith Phillips Robert Carl Phipps Bristol. Va. C lie Jjomb CLASS OF 1938 Champ Yager Powell StandardsviUe. Va. Bem Price III Jacksos ' Yulee Reap Miami Bi-ach. Fla. Howard Emmett Reed, Jr. Pittsburgh. Pa. DOLCAL BiSSELL R ' eEVES Garden Cit.v. L. I.. X. T. Charles Willl m Roberson " Oscar Everette Roberson: Robersonville. N " . C. Walter Summers Roussel Baltimore, : Id. Edward Joseph Rlffo Patterson. N, J. Frank M. xwell Savford, Jr. Mont.-lair. X. J. Sa-muel Walsto.v Scarblrch Accomac. Va. John- Andrew Shanklin, Jr. Charleston. W. Va. Charles Basco.m Shelton, Jr. Atlanta. Ga. JA.MES McMenamis- Shepherd Richmond, Va. William LaMar Shomo ke Jjomb nnii i i i i»m»i : i i i ii! !ii «««»«m Vf ' f 1 1 -- CLASS OF 1938 William Carroll Shrf.vf. West Fans clnii-.h. Va. Robert Luther Sibi.ev, Jr. Nitro, W. Va. Arthur John Smith Yonki-rs. N. Y. Ern-est Hunter Smith, Jr. Norfolk, Va. Edward Moore Smith Frank Martin Smith, Jr. Fort McPherson, Ga. John Rockwell Smith Hendeison, Ky. Lewis Elwood Smith Norfolk. Va. William Mayo Smith, Jr., Va. Benjamin Decatur Spencer rharlottr. N-. C. Charles Spohr Cliathani, N. J. Robert Franke Steidtmann Lexington, Va. Edward Conrad Stoehr Big stone Gai . Va. George John Strate Keokuk, Iowa Donald James Stroop Glenbrook. Conn. Rnn:n«::«::::::::::::::mm:::mt CLASS OF l ?3; Ono Ci.Av SiROui), Jr. Ay.Un. X. r. C)l. RI.i:s HUTI.KR SWAINF;, | R. Kirlimund. Vii. Jamks ' augiin- Tam.or Roannko, Va. PowEi.t. Harrison ' Tam.or Norl ' .ilk. Va. EmvARi) Tewessov, Jr. . lexaiidiia, Va. WiM.iAM EowARn Todd Mones!S.Ml, Pa. AuCL ' SriNE ROVAL TURPIN ' , Jr. lii. ' hnioiKl. Va. John Fogg TwoMBr.Ev Laiclimont. N. Y. John Charles Vandervelde Muskegon Heights, Mich. Orvh.i.e Overton van Deusen Front Royal. Va. Harry Bernai.d ' esi;v, Jr. Norfolk, Va. Pal-i. EinvAR i) Ri.ECK A ' . is Rii:iij Lcsbui-fe ' , Va. Jack Wilson Ward I ' .ollon I.;in,lia:;, X. V. Oliver Newton W ' av Norfolk. Va. Brill lOin; Di.d, in:;i JK»! f :. RORIRI ( " KIlCKEll WeRSIER, Jk. XashviUo. Tenn. ke Jjomb CLASS OF 1938 Richard Honey Weightman fhevy Chase. Md. COURTSAV Clei.a [i Welton " rarhmond, Va. Ellsworth Albert ' E •TE, Jr. HamiUon. Ohio George Major White Edenton. N. C. George Robert White Ardmore. Pa. Lawrence Butts Whitehouse, Jr Lynchburg. Va. Thomas Nelson Williamson Bluefield, Va. William Steed Wilson Clcvfland. Tfim. James McLester Witt Biiminghani. Ala. Ernest Charles Wulzer NorfoU;. Va. Charles Augustus Young, Jr. Roanoke. Va. Harrv Culeon Young, Jr. Sikeston, Mo. Robert Baskervill Young Baskerville, Va. 4 Page 238 ( lie JjoniD MEMBERS OF THE CORPS WHOSE PICTURES DO NOT APPEAR IN THE BOOK Class of 1937 J. E. Settle, Jr. Chari,i:sto , ' i:st ' iRf;iN[A W. V. Llgar, Jr. Eagi.e Rock, Vircima V. V . Kexxox SUBLEITS, ' IRCIN " 1A C S. Hlxter RuANOKi:, ' lROIMA C. 1?. VHITE WaBAK, SSACI1USETTS L. W. Machir Strasburg, ' ir ;ima J. C. O. Harris Whites, ' irgima Class of 1938 1). P. HOMR RlL ' llMOM), ' 1RG1MA F. T. Colt Hazi.eion ' , ' irgima A. J. Colver Atlanta, Georgia il I L I ¥ I R Y ■H9 ( m FlCKETTS charge was the culminating point in _ the struggle at Gettysburg. Directed against a force strongly entrenched and superior in numbers it failed; but in failing it made immortal the fame of those who took part in it. It cannot be denied that Pickett ' s charge was led by gradu- ates of the V. M. I.; for out of his fifteen regiments thirteen of the commanders were graduates of the Institute, to say nothing of the host of junior officers who were also V. M. I. men. Swelling upward until it flooded over the hostile line at Cemetery Hill, the Southern tide surged forward until it reached that height, and then subsiding, bore back with the wash of the waters an army wrecked on the reef of fate. And as they look upon that fateful reef, stained with the blood of Pickett ' s soldiers, let V. M. I. men draw inspira- tion from the scene! COLONEL JOHN A. MAGRUDER LIEUTENANT-COLONEL U. S. FIELD ARTILLERY COMMANDANT OF CADETS Colonel John A. Magruder, commissioned a Lieutenant-Colonel in the United States Army during the fall of 1934, was graduated from the Vir- ginia Military Institute in 1909. He was First Jackson-Hope Medalist, Second Captain, Chairman of the Honor Court, Vice-President of the Co- tillion Club, and a member of the staffs of the Bomb and the Cadet. Soon after graduation he entered the army as a Second Lieutenant and rose in rank until he was acting Chief of Staff, Fourth Corps Artillery during the World War. Later he served as Assistant Military Attache and Attache in China. He came to V. M. L in 1932 as Commandant of Cadets and leaves this summer to become Military Attache in Switzerland. While at V. M. L Colonel Magruder has shown his ability as an organizer by his unceasing efforts to put the Institute upon a more strictly military basis. This he has accomplished through promoting greater efficiency within the Corps. ' , ( lie Jjomh UNITED STATES ARMY OFFICERS LiEVTEXANT CoLOXEL joHX Magrlder, L ' . S. Field Artillery Professor of Military Sciniif and Tactics and Commandant of Cadets Major Bertraxh Morrox ' , U. S. Cavalry .hsistanl Professor of Military Science and Tactics Senior Instructor m Ca-z ' alry Captain George D. Wiltshire, U. S. Ca alry Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics Assistant Instructor in Cavalry Captain Clarence A. Martin, U. S. Infantry Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics Senior Instruttor in Infantry Captain John S. Nash, U. S. Field Artillery Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics Senior Instructor in Field Artillery First Lieutexaxt " William Y.. AVaters, U. S. Field Artillery Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics Assistant Instructor in Field Artillery First Lieutexaxt Haroli J. Covi e, U. S. Field Artillery Assistant Professor of Military Sci ' itce and Tactics Assistant Instructor in Field Artillery wmm a ke Jjomb V. M. I. TACTICAL OFFICERS Major John S. Jamison, Jr. Major Ludwell L. Montague Captain Robert H. Knox, Jr. Captain James C. Hanes Captain Leonard K. Fitzgerald Captain Charles H. Dayhuff Captain Walter L. Lowry, Jr. Captain Frank J. McCarthy, Jr. Captain Gerould R. McWayne Captain Arthur McL. Lipscomb Captain Willis J. Meriwether ( ke Jjomh »»n i »; :; n»»i; !;;!!;: »wiu«nw. J. S. Grasty, Jr. CAPTAIN Rii iminlal Ounrliiin aster ■ ! fi gnH H ■1 1 Cr- ■ !%;-:„ - . n. 1 1 m. II. E. ROBI SON ' R, iiinu iital Sery,(inl-Maior V ircjinla Jniiiiarij unsiliai e Page 248 A. P. Booker Ri innuiilal Supply Siiiiraiil ( lie Jjomb ( k e Js ecjimeYiial Si Pag. 249 a I ' I O. H. Adams Rcd ' unenial Color Scr jeant €h E FIRST i Paqe 250 ► S. R. McRoRiR BalUilioti Scrgeani-Major C lie JjoniD mtmamntaa: BATTALION STAFF i Page 251 f . h K 4P. ■ ' -- Ki- COMPANY ' ' A ' ' SERGEANTS V. H. Og[,esb . . . First Sergeant R. W. Carrikr Outtrtermiuter Serijeatit R. R. Bkarden " R. M. ACKERI. " W. R. Hii.i.s A. T. White J. L. Sinclair R. H. Martin- corporals D. C. Hastings L. B. WAV E. S. Wilson W. S. ClILRCH G. A. Phillips F. H. McNeal W. G. Dkan J. W. Wilson E. R. Jones Cj. F. Valliant OFFICERS C. E. ScHLPP Captain R. G. Elliott First Lieutenant H. W. M.ARTEXS Second Lieutenant G. E. Fort Seeond Lieutenant C. F. ScHii ' p II Captain R, G. Elliott III First Lieutenant Bismark and his cohorts to us, Schupp and his cup winning company to you. Two years ago " A " Company was the win- ner of the black flag, or in plainer words they ended last in the Garnett-Andrews cup competition. Last year with Schupp as First Sergeant they awoke and placed third. This year with Schupp as captain they won this much sought after and prized trophy. Not only to Schupp goes our thanks and praise, but also to every individual member of the whole company which has showed such spirit and ability. PRIVATES G L. ASH.VIAN W ■ V. LUGAR D. 0. Bavless R. n. Mason M R. Beebe R. G. O ' Hara L. E. Bei.i, F. R. Parker J. N. Benson J. C. Parker A. L. Bercer W . J. Paiterson L. E. Booth A. F. Penzold C. A. Brown . H. PicKErr J- J. Burgess E. H. Renn E. J. Clark F. R. ROUSSEL VV . T. Colquitt . A. ROYALL W S. Covington E. J. RUFFO A. C. Darden F. M. Sayford A. P. Dennis R. L. Sibley R. A. Derby E. H. Smfih F. S. DuiCUID F. M. Smith J. ' . Edge W M. Smith G. B. Fawlev J. C. Staples J. P. Gayle y n. Tam.or y. N. HANSFORn E. H. Telfair n. L. Harty n. I . Thrift y H. HOOFNACLE R. E, TOWNE R. Houston c;. J. Tra t3 H. HUBARl) J. C. ' ANnER ELDE F. B. Huffman J. E. Wales II. G. Johnson J. W. Waki) c;. C. Keeton c. W. White v r. Kennon L. R. Wni.iAMS R. F. KiRKS o. E. U ' lLI.IAMS R. C. Lee T. M. WiLLIAMJJN H. D. LUCKETF R. H. WuLis C. A. Vol NG H. W. Mariens SicoiilI I.iiuliiiant O. E. Fort Siuond LintlnianI COMPANY SERGEANTS J. H. Culpepper . . . First Srrgeanl M. B. Bair . . Qitartcnnaslir Sfrtjcant J. B. Adams A. W. Neai. R. A. Segarra N. M. Osborne C. M. deCamps J. J. CURI EV CORPORALS W. H. Zimmerman H. M. Pasco W. W. TOWNES J. H. Sherrard L. G. Forbes A, N. Meroi.a J. I., COUPER G. R. Mitchell R. A. Farley H. C. Sheffey J. A. Zimmerman T. A. HOTCHKISS OFFICERS W. p. Hag aei.l Captain I. H. Smith Fbat Lieu tenant G. V. Bowers Sccon 1 Lieutenant H. D. ' easev Seeonil Lieutenant V. P. Bacw ELL, Jr. Caplaiji I. H. Smith First Liiulinant Company standings generally reveal Company B at or near the top. It is not upon this military prowess alone that the recognition of our ability is based. With the quality of personnel and morale which is our boast, Company B may well be the pride of its own men and the example of others in every field of endeavor, even though we are infantrymen. T. M. Armentrout J. G. Beard J. C. Bell H. I. BlCKFORI) J. C. BlLLI.NXSLEV D. p. BOVER W. p. BovER W. C. Box-lev B. R. Brown D. M. Campbell C. C. Chang J. M. Clark W. A. COLLEV J. F. Colt A. J. COLVER R. S. COTTRELL F. B. Daniels J. W. Daniels H. B. Darling S. R. Dewev R. B. Dixon J. T. Donavan B. J. Downey H. P. Drought M. Dunn W. T. Downey A. H. FlEI.OER A. C. Freeman C. B. GOOLRICK P. M. GWALTNEV M. F. Haas T. B. Hackley " G. T. Hardy W. H. Har vood F. H. Harlow R. O. Harreli. R. S. HOVEY H. B. Johnson K. E. King L. V. Lane C. J. Lang R. Leigh J. H. Lord J. N. Lorentzen L. W. Machir M. B. Marshall J. G. McCain H. McLeod R. R. Messick I. MiCHELSON R. L. Mitchell W. R. Moore W. Nevin J. W. Patterson O. T. Price E. C. Rankin H. E. Reed C. C. Richardson W. T. RisoN K. B. Robinson W. M. Seay V. L. Shomo T. D. Sledge C. D. Slocumb E. M. Smith C. D. Spohr C. D. Stegman G. A. Stover 0. C. Stroud C. B. Swavne H. D. Vaughan E. H. Williams C. W. Wii i.nuGHBV V S. Wilson 1. W. Wise T. M. Wirr T. B Young H. L Zimmerman Ci. " , Bowers Si CO 111 Liriilrnant H. D. Veasev Second LicuUnanI COMPANY ' ' C ' ' SERGEANTS H. C. WoODiKiLSH, Jk. First Sergeant J. D. dkButts Quartermaster Sergeant E. C. RUCKER G. H. CURFMAN J. TVI.ER H. C. Mitchell D. R. CON ' TE D. A, Thomas CORPORALS S. S. Smiiii R. M. Kleberg J. v. Ferrev J. R. Tucker T. V. Brooke E. F. Tate J. LeMasurier D. F. D. Scruggs H. L. Threadcraet V. . Lewis OFFICERS J. W. HlMPHRE s, Jr Captain H. M. Daltox First Lieutenant I. G. Foster Second Lieutenant W . W. Emory Second Lieutenant C. H. S.MITH Second Lieutenant . IUmi ' ii Captain IL M. Daltos- First Lieutenant mm Though we have never been noted for " eagerness, " Company C. knows well the thrill of distinction. And at times, it is true, we have suffered momentary defeats like the rest. But in either case we take pride in our companv for the fine organization that it is. With our loyal men and cooperative spirit, it is hard to see how it could be otherwise. PRIVATES E. T. . RNOU) J- N. Ma.vev J. X. Bki.i, D. S. McMlLLIN E. II. BODENHEIM J. B. MUN ' DV J. A. BOTT C. H. MURDEN I.. D. BUFORD F. W. McCo - J. W, lil.ACKBURN J- A. Newman B. B. C. MERON- . H. NOWLIN W . H. Cavedo J. F. NORBERG H C. Cr.afton C. H. Phipps H C. COTHROS ' R. C. Phipps A D. Davis C. A. PRiTCHErr E. J. nr.:A ER 11. S. Read R. J. Easiham V . ROSCH W . B. Ferrei.i, w . C. SuREVE A M. FOLTZ c. L. Sinclair .1. A. Ford c. H. Smith c;. T. ForsT J. R. Smith c. C. Frost s. P. Smith j. B. Gregory R. F. Steiivimann c. F. CiMGG E. K. Stoeiir ,1. K. GOI.DJMITII D. J. Stroop (1. R IlEAni.EV J. ' . Tam.or J. C. I1i:ai i.e P. 11. Taylor R. li. 11 El, I RICH B. F. Trant E. L. 11 II IZCIAW R. C. Webster J. H. Ki:i.i r R C. B. White C. KlElII G. M. White E. A. La L. B. WuirriKHSH A. R. Maclikf. .1. M. Wilms 11. S. Ma3:ie J. R. WORSHAM R. B. VOLNG I. (,. FUSIER Second LiciiliJiant W. W. E.NKJRV Sicornt Luuliiuti ■ tr m ' .A ' ( " B . " ' f ' . f ' C ke Jjomb rtwnntnn. ' tnm H. M. Stewart CAP! AI Battalion Commander C. II. Pet ' iajohn Rcijimriital Coloi-Siir canl Ch E SECOND Page 258 ( lie Jjomb mmjtmnmnnamatmammn: C. W. Ro CE Ualtalion Sayatu-Majo BATTALION STAFF I COMPANY ' ' D ' ' OFFICERS T. T. Qliglev Captain C. E. Thurstox First Lieutenant SERGEANTS ' - Kexveh ' ' Second Lieutenant r II !. ' ,„,-„,.„ r- . P C. Rl ' RTOX Sfifj itl Lieutenant V. 11. KiRKPATRiCK . . Ftrsl Sergeant C. M. Hunter Quartermaster Scrr catit S. L. McMii.LiN- G. B. Luck V. R. O ' Brian- , ' 5 - J. A. GlAI.AVEI.I.A R. M. CU N1 GHAM mBTi ' f ' ' ' ' BP ' . - C. L. Burm:igh IwIb CORPORALS B. Cabell JMi E. M. Long ' , i i ■ W J , flHi J S. T. Ahams HI HB i ft, X ' Hb-- I — ' ■ W. B. Carpemkr IP ' V HHlk A HF ' I n. Priichet V, M. Kane O. M. Battlf V. E. Clark T. T. Qliglev C. E. Thurston " , Jr. Captain First Lieulenant N Company D has only to invite attention to its record to prove that mere size is no criterion of a man ' s worth. With the whole-hearted support of our men, Company D has more than held its own in most departments in intramural competition, while our guidon has borne the ribbon awarded for highest company efficiency. What more need be said? W. H. Abbit H. AUAMS R. A. Armistead W. H. Atkins E. P. Bailev R. E. Blacku ELL W. H. Booth P. L. Borden ' J. J. Bond W. B. Bowers G. E. Butler A. A. C. BUFFALANO N. L. Cavedo T. W. Campbell I. Chang J. B. Cole M. B. Clifton E. M. COWARDEN A. W. Collins J. R. Cranford H. P. CUSTIS L. C. DOCGHTV G. L. FosQUE C;. P. FoSQUE J. W. Fll ' ellen A. H. Fultz A. T. Harris T. S. Jeffrey O. E. Jordan E. B. Joseph J. V. Jetton D. J. Kane y. C . Kellogg J. M. KuLP M. N. Lyon E. S. Marchant A. Marino J. S. Meriwether W. S. McMann L. Moriconi R. G. Mueller J. S. Myers A. R. Parham E. P. Parks H. W. Peters J. R. Philpott R. B. Reeves W. P. Riley S. V. Scarbouch C. B. Shelion A. J. Smith L. E. Smith H. G. TaI LOE J. T. Tai lor A. R. Turpi N J. E. TWOMBLY T. B. ' ADtN F. C. Vose O. O. VanDusen J. W. Walker A. H. WiiT E. C. WULZER 11. C. Young G. J. Strate J. ' . Kennedy SiconJ Lieulenaiu C. Burton, Jr. Second Lieutenant COMPANY ' ' E ' ' SERGEANTS R. S. DODSON .... First Sergeant L. E. Keves . Quartermaster Sert eant R. B. Douglas G. M. Brooke L. Powell J. A. List R. W. BovD J. H. Eari E CORPORALS F. H. Travis D. L. Henderson J. N. Major L. E. King V. P. Clark T. N. Pollard J. E. Johnston J. L. Flora E. H. RuiFiN V. L. Wall OFFICERS V. V. Giles Captain W. C. Holt First Lieutenant C. W. O. ' VTLEV Second Lieutenant T. F. Riley SeconJ Lieutenant V. C. Holt lusl Lieutenant ha Company E has long borne the reputation of being a " route-step " company. While we have, neverthe- less, enjoyed our moments of military glory, the mar- tial phase of cadet life has seldom been our primary concern. When these things may have been forgot- ten, our lasting impressions of Company E will be those of mutual consideration and rare good fellow- ship. T. S. Arnold J. T. AVERV J. H. Baldwin- A. C. Beverly R. Bo oth (). W. Brown M. S. Brown- D. E. Callar H. F. Carper J. W. Childress C. R. Clark C. C. Cole R. E. Coleman W. B. Cosdon- J. C. Crim L. J. DeMeo G. E. Deppe G. V. Doerr A. T. DULANEY D. O. Duncan J. H. East J. P. English W. L. Eubank K. P. Ferguson C. J. Fl.VTHE G. C. Freeman J. J. Freeman j. C. O. Harris V. D. Hart J. H. Heath H. H. HlGHIOWER V. C. Hill R. C. HORNE G. R. J. T. J. F. A. F. J. J. H. R. J. S. G. E. T. L. F. C. F. J. C. O. J. T. I. R. J. A. A. C. A. H. R. White J. Jarvis E. Jenks E. Jordan L. Kelly G. Lambert V. Langfitt R. Little W. Marshall E. Martin N. Mathews A. McKenzie H. McKlBBEN C. Moore H. Mullen D. Neal B. O ' Hara R. Pancake Y. Powell M. Raffo Y. Read W. ROBERSON E. ROBERSON L Ruff S. RVLAND H. SCI.ATER J. Scorr C. Sherman C. SiZER J. Snapp E. Tenneson AA ' andecrift B. ' esev H. Weichton C. V. Oatlev Second Lieutenant T. F. RiLEV Second Lieutenant SERGEANTS R. V. Genirv .... First Siit iaril E. (;. S. M.A.KWELL . C. M. SrrgcanI J. H. T. McCoiiiiell B. H. POWKl.L J. H. Ja.vils J. V. M.ASON R. B. Macgurn R. G. Crump CORPORALS R. T. COKRKI L I. C. Farley .■ . M. Parmemkr V. . Lam) C. F. Franz J. J. McEvEEiv B. R. Whittle VV. H. Moore L. E. Ofensiein COMPANY ' ' F ' OFFICERS ¥. V. High Captain C. F. O ' RiORD.AN First Lieutenant C. M. Lowe Second Lieutenant W. W. CuRRENCE Second Lieutenant F. D ' RlOKDAN ■ " ' ;■.( Luutcnant We of " F " Company have long held the distinction of being the largest company " on the hill, " and that per- haps accounts for the fact that we have furnished stripes for every company in the Second Battalion. We have good records, academic, militaristic, and athletic, and it ' s enough to say that we are proud of them. J. F. Albert T. V. ANDERSON ' J. AsiIBV N. Balowtn C. L. Banks A. M. BlEUENHARN " V. S. Campbell H. P. Carrisgton F. B. Cavanaugh R. Charrington E. R. Chick A. F. Clark A. B. Coksolvo F. Dereski J. M . DUNLAP A. K. Earnest F. B. Emerson V. F. EinvARDS R. V. Evans D. T. Faries P. P. Glover II. J. Hackett j. T. Hall c;. E. Herring J. L. Hicks C. S. Hunter H. HurciiiNSON W. S. Key [.. C. Knight V. H. Knowles S. I.ANE R. V. Long V. F. Major J. M. Marshall L. S. Martin H. D. Mawver J. C. Meem M. A. Mullen L. W. NUCKOLS E. G. NussEV F. V. Parsons H. C. P. noN J. S. Phillips J. C. Penn S. 7:. Potts W. V. Raulincs J. H. Sapp J. E. Settle J. A. Shanklin J. M. Shepparo B. D. Spencer R. V. Tetzlaff W. E. Todd M. S. Urick C. S. Vaden J. C. ' andersiice P. E. B. Wainkight T. C. Watkins S. J. Wei I.MAN C. C. Welton E. . . Wenie W. G. Williamson R. H. U ' ORTH J. W. Zimmerman C. M. Lowe conj Luulcnant W. W. Currence Second Liculenant I ■ " ( lie Jjomh { ! ; ii ii i!iii »nin!!»i ; ! t :»t»nn;n« - MILITARY AT V. M. I. - fOT always has the Virginia Military Institute been recognized by the govern- ( y V ment to the extent of being given aid or of having extended to it formal recog- nition of the military training afforded the cadet. It is only since 1920 that such recognition has been obtained through the setting up of the Reserve Officers Training Corps, to which V. M. I. Cadets belong. True, before this time V. M. I. graduates had been commissioned into the service, but other recognition of military training was lackmg. When a cadet graduates from the R. O. T. C. he receives the commission of Second Lieutenant in the Officers Reserve Corps. This gives the men who hold such commissions an immense advantage in the case of a national emergency. At the beginning of the R. O. T. C. at V. M. I. four branches of training were installed, Engineers, Field Artillery, Cavalry, and Infantry. In the course of time the Engineering unit has been dropped and the Artillery branch increased. Now, one-half of the Corps is Field Artillery, one-third Cavalry, and the remaining sixth Infantry. Durmg their time at the Institute cadets are drilled intensively in the arts of their par- ticular branch and in addition attend a six weeks summer camp for further training in their particular unit. One must realize that such training does not lead to the militaristic attitude but, on the other hand, men are impressed with the seriousness and undesirability of war which makes necessary such preparedness. Mental as well as physical discipline is acquired in the process of such training, and again the Virginia Military Institute points to her men as proof of her statements. y ke Jjomb FORT HOYLE It has hfen varlcusly maiiitaiiiecl that the ■■y " could W l ft „„f ,,( ,1 greater truth attained. Houevi-r such sfitem,-nf. • r i . , ' " ' " ' " " ' ' • " " ' • ' ' " " t ' l asked to judge from the facts. ' •■ " ■ ' ' luits are uudouhtedly h.ased and rhe reader is o.tdS: it ' ,i!;;: i :tn : c ' :z:± T.r ' ' ' % . ..u informed, sec- of hydrophobia skunks. This last s undoubteN. Met T ' ' " " ' A ' " and the dispositions screens and the like. Third! • here are ™ ' orse Ho ' ' TT ' " " ' ' ' " " ' ' " ' ' ' ' ' whatsoever; horses whose onV idea in ife s ,o bk kirk o .J ' ' ' ' ' T ' " " cleanliness vicinity. Fourthlv, there were the C M T c ' s who ' " ' " ' u ' " ' ; ' " ■ " " " ' " ' " i " ' eir to clean up tents -and to be other wise ■o .r elv- ' ag ' " Fi ' fThlT h e .t: R ' T ' " ' ' " " able institution, no doubt, but rather on the helli ' sl, -i , " " " ' •, .t " , " " as Reveille, an honor- We could go on_indefinitelv, but the e must b " an end " ' ' ' " ' " ' ' " ' " " ' ' " " ' " ' -P- thei: ii::;i: .!::re " : d%, ' ;;;:;:i ;- :; ' " -- developed i„ several wa.. and of intimacies with horses (we ven dancTc wit themr ' f . " " T ' " " ' ' " " ' ° undreamed unnecessary save at drill (have ™u tr ' ed it on horTeL Vl. r ' , ' ' ' ° " ' ' ' P " ' P™ ' ' ' pitfall and a snare, withal a pleaasnt one a d Bel A f I ' ' ' " " " " " " own to be a Club need not have boats- thaf Fro iHre is n-,1 . V I " 7 ' , ' " ' ' ' ' ' ' ' " P™ - d «hat a Boat that there are babes in th; Pinewood and no ' c • ' " " i. " ' ° " ' Baltimore is no English peer; the sobering effect of ■•ma;euv:rr;ii ' b: Id ' ' " v l f dTsh ' f R ro , ' ' ? T ' ' ' ' ' " ' " ' the curtain, however K-bop, but alas, convention draws " i-t o-v,T ii c -i- ' ll do it aiiainf " »J ,Ui .- ' -: ' " ' i i s i i vu ( lie Jjomb jj«n«ms««::m FORT MYER At the completion of the Second Class year at . M. I., in accordance with War Depart- ment regulations, cadets must attend a summer encampment in the Third Corps Area for a period of six weeks. During this period various phases of the particular arm of the service are taken up, which due to limited time, were impossible at the Institute. The Cavalry unit encampment is held each year at Fort Myer, ' a., just across the river from Washington. Fort Myer is known as the " show place " of the anny and the efficiency and precision of its troops clearly show that it deserves this title. To cadets, as is usually the case, summer encampment offered something much more invig- orating than ' the daily military routine. The proximity of Washington, Baltimore, and all points East, presented brilliant prospects for anyone wishing to take advantage of them. Few will forget the Boat Club, ' irginia Beach, the Shoreham roof, or those glorious week ends where it was every man to his own whim. Every detail of the encampment seemed to be planned to make the stay of the cadets not only an instructive but also a pleasant one. To Mess Sergeant Cassidy, gem of the army, is given the undying admiration and gratitude of the perpetuallv hungry cadets. Sergeant must have long known of Napoleon ' s maxim as to that part of the anatomy that an army marches upon, for he straightway set to giving the boys from Lexington some of the most superlative food that it has been their pleasure to meet. De- tailed with V. M. I. was Lieutenant Comfort, who won the respect of the Keydet Cavalryman for being a true officer and gentleman. " To work while we work and play while we play, " was more or less the attitude of the cadets while on the Potomac, the emphasis might be placed on the latter part if the truth must be told. With summer fast drawing to a close the cadets left for a few short weeks at home, in which to recuperate before the Institute reopened. Fort Myer has truly been an experience and bright spot in the lives of the Cavalry at V, M. I. gft i: K ke Jjomh FORT MEADE Death ' alley, t ' alifnrnia, ma lu- hot, hut it is htaven compared to Camp Meade, where the (wenty-three . M. 1. iiitantrMiieii spent six weeks last summer. The sand is much ileeper at the infantryman ' s hall and consequently the walking much harder. The first morniri}; we were awakened by the shrill sound of a policeman ' s whistle. It was reveille. W ' e didn ' t take it seriously and the officers put us on the blacklist. Breakfast, ordi- narily looked forward to, was a complete disgrace — as were all the other meals during camp except the banquet served on visitor ' s day. Calisthenics came next, which always provoked that " morning after the night before " feeling. Close order drill for four hours in temperatures up to one hundred thirty tiegrees followed closely. The afternoon found us employing the latest styles in skirmishing all over the post, some- times with the cooperation of tanks and airplanes. Retreats were an added attraction before we were turned loose for the day. Fatigue replaced foolishness for many. Baltimore, Washington and Annapolis served as the nocturnal drill grounds. By noon on Saturdays the majority were ahorse and away to spend the week ends hither and thither until reveille Monday. What happened in camp during these interludes is a mys- tery to most since but few were there. Every Friday night a dance was given where the uniform of each school was well repre- sented. The fact that V. M. I. was somewhat in the minority detracted no whit from their overshadowing the others in capacity, women furnished and tall stories told at such functions. ' Tis said that some Pennsylvanian while under these various influences wielded by the Kavdets coined the phrase, " Let ' s get out of this fire trap. " At any rate his brain child has persisted. The normal squad has eight, but our " chicken squad " had twenty-t hree, so that the officers couldn ' t check up to see who was absentingenious, what? To Captain Martin go our thanks for his cooperation and help in time of need — usuallv financial. ! I ¥ L E T I C $ « a«WK»jMKi«Mxiitss®;fi-fjSiU»i!iejS!i;!»iiji(e N October 23, 1920, the V. M. I. football team V„rf achieved the greatest feat ever performed by ath- letes of the Institute. This was the decisive defeat of the highly favored University of Pennsylvania team by a score of 27-7. Against great odds the V. M. I. team fought its way to the victory by sheer dint of its will to win. This team also did such outstanding things as scoring 431 points to their opponents ' 20, and placing eight men on the All-South-Atlantic team. It is toward this team as an ideal that V. M. I. teams since have aimed. Our athletes have played to win when possible, but above all they have played hard and clean in order to win for V. M. I. a place of honor and respect among their opponents. " t iK. ' .av.-i-r-r.-iTx nKmi « aR.-ww» »» ;: ...«f ,yi ' u K v =» !«( jtffliM!ar£. i 3 0 ' - H. D. VEASEY HEAD CH EERLEADER Cyke Jjonih tn«tnmnmm«nn»mt«:mm?: THE ATHLETIC COUNCIL J. J. Burgess CaArt Chairman The Athletic Council is the governing body of the Athletic Association at V. M. I., and guides its destinies. This body is composed of repre- sentatives from the Corps, the alumni, and the faculty and has charge of the administration of athletics at V. M. I. The Council now consists of three alumni members, seven members from the faculty board, the Director of Athletics, the pres- ident and the vice-president of the Athletic Asso- ciation, elected by the Corps, and two cadets chosen from the varsity captains and managers. The vice-president and the Editor of the Cadet do not have the right to vote upon issues which come before the Council. This Council selects the members of the coach- ing staff and decides upon the salaries to be re- ceived by each coach. The Council determines which cadets will be awarded monograms for par- ticipating in the various sports, and it has control over the selection of all managers and assistant managers. The Editor of the Cadet is also chosen by the Athletic Council. W. T. DdUNEV The Memrers C I, ,IS C. Burton R. W. Evans Coi,. V. M. CouPER Col. S. M. Mii.iner Lt. Col. II. P. B(i kin Col. C. I.. Barton Lt. Col. S. K. Purime Ma.i. B. B. Clarkson Maj. J. H. C. Mann Maj. L. Mont.ague Maj. C. S. Roller j iii iii iii Mr. C). Beast, e Mr. II. c;. SiiiRLV M. B. Bair l-ia-PrrsUcnt ( lie JjoniD THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION The purpose of the V. M. I. Athletic Asso- ciation is to supervise and promote the general welfare of athletic activities engaged in by the Virginia Military Institute. Through this As- sociation the Corps of Cadets helps to guide the athletic program of V. M. L Each year the Corps selects a president from the first class and a vice-president from the second class to serve as officers for the Association. This past year the Association has been un- der the direction of its president, John Burgess, and its vice-President, Marlin Bair. Due to their efforts there has been an expansion of many athletic activities and a very successful athletic program has been carried out. Although the income of the Association has been a problem for the past several years, the officers have been able to overcome this handi- cap to a certain extent and have kept the sched- ules up to standard. They have also been able to keep a coach for the main sports which exist in colleges today. To satisfy the need of athletic training to the clean living of cadet life, the Athletic Asso- ciation has provided for and placed at the dis- posal of the cadet every modern improvement of equipment. Two well-equipped gymnasiums, one of which is th e largest in the South, a swimming pool, rifle range, pistol range, ten- nis court, football field, baseball diamond, and track, are all available for use through the workings of the Athletic Association. The V. M. I. Athletic Association is a mem- ber of Southern Conference Athletic Associa- tion, composed of various colleges and univer- sities in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. It is also a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, composed of the leading schools in the United States. These Associations have constitutions, by-laws, and regulations which the V. M. I. Association abides by at all times. The colors of the V. M. I. Association are Red, White, and Yellow, denoting the three arms of the military service: Artillery, Infantry, and Cavalry. The monogram of the Associa- tion is red " V, " white " M, " and a yellow " I. " " Victory is no great matter, and defeat is less; the essential thing in sport is the manly striving to excel, and the good feeling it fos- ters between those that play fair and have no excuse when they lose. " lIlKB PaTCIIIV Cai ' t. M. (.. KwiM .MAJ. B. B. Cl.ARKSON- Trainer Inlramuri -Il ilelu Manaz rr Dir dor .Ilhletics THE HEALTHFVL AN P1.£» SANT ABODE OF A CROWD OF HONOR-ABLE YOYT S PR.ESS1NC VPTHE HILL OF SCIENCE WITH NOBLE EMVLATION A GRATIFYING SPECTACLE AN HONOR. TO OVR. COVNTRY AND OVR STATE OBJECTS CF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR INSTRVCTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS Of CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO V1 1CAT£ HER ONO OR DEFEND HER RIGHTS «t tcT " f f ' " © MONOGRAM CLUB J. J. Burgess Pii-sidrnt R. S. Donsos ' J ' icc-Prcsidcnt J. W. Zimmerman . Secretary and Treasurer Football J. J. J. W W. P R. E. R. S. J. C. M. F. C. W. H. H. D. J. E. A. C. M S. L. W. H J. G. T. F. I. H. M. S. T. C. J. W, Burgess . Childress Clark Coleman DODSON Farley Haas Hancock HiGHTOWER Kane Law Lowe McMlLLlN . Oglesby Penn Riley Smith Urick W ATKINS Zimmerman Basketball W. T. Downey M. F. Haas C. W. Hancock F. M. Raffo L H. Smith T. C. W ATKINS Wrestling c;. M. Brooke J. J. Burgess W. W. CURRENCE C. M. De Camps I. C. Farley C. M. Lowe O. S. McMillin W. P. Riley J. H. Sherrard G. J. Trayis A. H. Witt Track R. X. ACKERLY E. p. Bailey M. B. Bair W. W. Currence J. C. Farley J. P. Ferrey W. R. Moore H. M. Pasco H. S. Read T. S. Ryland D. F. D. Scruggs S. S. Smith H. G. Tayi.oe M. S. Urick L. B. Way J. A. Zimmerman Baseball M. B. Bair W. S. Church A. D. Davis W. M, Kane . W. LUGAR S. L. McMlLLIN A. W. Neal W. R. O ' Brien W. Patterson J. c;. Penn F. M. Raffo . H. Smith Brj.xing T. S. Arnold R. W. Boyd C. Burton W. H. Cavedo R. J. Eastham D. J. Kane G. O. Lee C. W. Oatley R. F. Trant A. A. Vandegrift B. R. Whittle Tennis H. D. Luckett G. D. Morgan Southern Conference Champions, 1935 CAPTAIN " JARFLY " CURRENCE WRESTLING VI McMlLLIN Sherrard Witt Brooke Travis curresce BUUOESS Farley Riley Dean Sherman ' Banks Edge RESUME OF WRESTLING Frank Carek Coadi ■Jarfia " Clrrence Ccipliiin SOUTHERN CONFERENCE RESULTS Captain Currence 165-poHnd champion Joe Sherrard 12 -poiind champion Archie Witt 135-pound champion John Burgess 175-ponnd champion George Travis Runner-up in H -pound class Jim Farley Runner-up in unlimited class Dan McMiLLiN Third place in US-pound class George Brooke As a climax to a highly successful season which consisted of three wins, a tie, and one loss, V. M. I. ' s wrestling team emerged from the Southern Conference Wrestling Tournament as Southern Conference Champions for 1935. It appeared from the start of the Tournament that the championship would fall to either W. L. or V. M. I., N. C. State having an outside chance. As a result of the first day ' s matches, each Lexington school had five men in the finals. The Cadet matmen were determined to win, and being supported by the presence of the Corps at the W. L. gym, the V. M. I. grapplers took first place honors. In accomplishing this feat four Keydets became titleholders of their weight, with Joe Sherrard the winner in the 125-pound class, Archie Witt taking honors at 135, Captain Ward " Jarfly " Currence winning the 165-pound division, and John Burgess gaining first place as a 175- pound grappler. Washington and Lee offered stiff opposition by also crowning four champions, but McMillan captured third place in the 118, Travis was runner-up at 155, and Farley placed second in the unlimited class to clinch the title for the Cadet team. Duke proved easy for the matmen in their first meet, V. M. I. decisively defeating the Blue Devils 29-3. Sherrard, Witt, Currence, and Burgess all secured falls, while Riley, Brooke, and Farley had ample time advantages to win. The only loss of the season was dealt the Keydets at home by a powerful N. C. State team which triumphed 18-14. Currence gained the lone V. M. I. fall, while Burgess was unexpectedly thrown by Croom to assure State of victory. Burgess re- deemed himself later in the S. C. Tournament by pinning Croom to capture the 175-pound title. At Annapolis, after Navy had piled up a thirtcen- point lead by wins in the lighter weights, Captain Currence won by a fall, while Burgess and Farley gained time advantages to enable V. M. I. to tie the Midshipmen at 16-16. Farley came clase to obtaining a fall, but the match ended at that time. Archie Witt pinned his opponent ' s shoulders to the mat for the other Cadet fall. The North Carolina gym was the scene of the next V. M. I. meet, where the Keydet wrestlers again were forced to come from behind to down the Tarheels, 19-11. After Ulmstead had pinned Riley, Sherrard got a fall and Witt won by a time advantage. Brooke and Travis then lost to Car- olina on time to give the Tarheels the lead. John Burgess sent his team ahead by gaining a nine- minute time advantage, while Edge threw his oppo- nent in the unlimited class. The regular season terminated at Blacksburg, where V. M. I. swamped V. P. I. by a 29-5 ver- dict. Dan McMillin pinned his man, but Sherrard had trouble to defeat Minter by time. Witt went to work on Atkins and registered a fall in short order. The Cadet 145-pound man, Brooke, won by a time advantage, but Dean was forced to default with a trick knee after he had obtained a time advantage over the Tech man. Currence had little trouble gaining a fall, and Burgess rode his man for the greater part of his match. In the unlimited division, Jim Farley defeated Dailey by a fall. Captain Currence and Farley went through the schedule undefeated, while Sherrard, Riley, Witt, and Burgess dropped but one match each. Edge and McMillin appeared in but one meet, but took their bouts. This Finals the wrestling team will suffer consid- erable losses with Captain Ward Currence, John Burgess, George Travis, and Dan McMillin end- ing their careers at V. M. I. However, this year ' s Rat team, which likewise enjoyed a fine season, will furnish considerable material for the 1936 matmen. Foust will probably wrestle the 118- pound division, as Pitts Riley will find it hard to make that weight. Doerr and Reeves in the next two weights will give Sherrard and Witt plenty of competition. A fast developing 155-pound grappler is Steidtmann, and he may get the call in this class. Jarvis was undefeated this season in the 165-pound division and is likely to replace this year ' s captain in that weight. Feidler, Baldwin, and Marshall can be used in either the 175-pound class or the unlimited division. v t tfy t rT I ; 17 RILEY BROOKE Witt, Steidtman. Spohr, Jaivis. CaiiUiin: J ?, Langt ' ord, Smith, Slieppard, Martin, Haldv RAT WRESTLING The Rat Wrestling team, under the expert coaching of Colonel Heflin, compiled a record of four victories against one loss. In the opening meet the Fourth Class grap- plers defeated A. M. A. by the top-heavy score of 33-5. The Rats then met the Wood- berry Forest wrestlers and won by the convincing score of 28-10, V. M. I. took six bouts and lost two. Mid-season form was reached when the Rats traveled to Annapolis and defeated the strong Navy Plebe team 19-13. The only defeat of the season occurred when the University of North Carolina Freshman team nosed out the V. M. I. Rats by two points, superior lightweights giving the Tarheels a 16-14 victory. In the final meet of the season V. P. I. was easily defeated by a 22-10 decision. John Jarvis, of Fort Worth, Texas, undefeated 165-pounder, was elected captain of the team. Other members of the team included Foust, Strate, Doerr, Reeves, Spohr, Witt, Steidtmann, Marshall, and Feidler. Outstanding were Foust, Reeves, and Spohr, in the lightweight division, Steidtmann and Jarvis as middleweights, and Feidler in the heavyweight division. i« ■•,, CAPTAIN JACK ZIMMERMAN FOOTBALL l l ;v.-5iij ' -- ' i " - ,i--- ' ' tiaK ' ' ilai, . - v --, ;5 i ' «s ' t -;. ' -v.- ' r ,i ' - ' S-i ' jgK.-- • %= »i? , ' « .««.3 ' 4k , t».v .-M4; -»-:v F O O T B L L 19 3 4 1 L(J VE B ROWS ' OCLF.SBV Riley Banks Williamson Coleman HinmowER Hancock Haas Kennon Boyd Trick CONIE Law Rylani) DODSON Stover Childress Kane Scruggs Clark ' aikins Rucker Dean Farley Meroi.a Bair White Zimmerman Weilman O ' Brien Machir Burgess Penn Lemasurier Rai fo ;cMiLLiN Witt Adams JACK ZIMMERMAN |;irk Ziniiiiennnn i a lociil hn whn came to the Institute to make good. Entering in the fall of ' 31 he soon proved to b; the best lineman on the Rat football team and at the end of the season Avas selected as its captain. Since that time Jack has been one of the main sparks in the varsity eleven. As captain of the team thi past . ear he was outstanding in every game and proved hiinsclf winth of the honor placed on him li his teammates. CURRENCE Currence proved t(J he as efhcient a manager as he was popular with the members of the team. In addition to his fine service rendered to the varsity football team, Jarfly has made a name for hiinself in wrestling which will be remem- bered for years to come at ' . M. 1. Currence Manager RESUME The 1934 Flying Squadron went through a disastrous season, winning but one of the nine games played. Coached by Bill Raftery and led by their fighting captain, Jack Zimmerman, the team was able to subdue only the William and Mary eleven. Hopes were high at the beginning of the schedule for a suc- cessful year, as there was good material for every por.tion. How- ever, fumbles and blocked kicks greatly hindered the progress of the team. Power was evident on the offense, but a concentrated attack was lacking at the crucial moments. As usual, Ed Hess turned out a fine line, consisting of Hancock and Haas at ends, Lowe and Coleman for tackles. Burgess and Farley as guards, and Captain Jack Zimmerman in the pivot po- sition. Bo McMillin filled the vacancy left by Billy Smith and showed improvement as the season progressed. Watkins concluded an excellent career at the Institute as blocking back, while Wayt Clark proved to be a fine running back. Urick was converted into a smashing fullback during the schedule and consistently gained ground. For the initial contest of the season, V. M. I. encountered on Alumni Field a powerful Duke team which swept the Squadron off its feet during the second half of the game, after the Blue Devil - had been held to a lone touchdown during the first two periods. It was a rough game in which Keydet first-string men were forced from the game by injuries and replaced by substitutions of much less ability. During the last two periods Duke scored at will, both by passes and line plays, the final score giving a 46-0 defeat to the Cadets. Zimmerman played good ball while he was in the game, recovering a Duke fumble in addition to intercepting a Blue Devil pass. Clark accomplished the only notable gaining done by the Keydet team, although his interference was sadly lacking. Corky Cornelius and Clarence Parker made numerous advances by BILL RAFTERY Bill Raftery came to V. M. I. in 1921 as back- fieki coach after coaching for several years at W. L. In ' 27 Bill took up the duties of head football coach and since that time has produced t vo state champion elevens, several teams that have been runners-up, and numerous football stars of the South. We are all glad that Bill will be back with us ne.xt year. FRANK SUMMERS Frank Summers took over the job of basketball coach this past season and produced a well rounded team. Frank was a four letter man at V. M. I. and after finishing put out successful teams at S. M. A. COACH WEST FAULKNER .As neU as knowing his foot- ball, Wert Faulkner makes a man put forth his utmost ef- forts on the playing field. His popularity is widespread. HESS When better lines are made, Ed Hess will make them. This former Ohio State star has proven invaluable by de- veloping fine linemen for V. M. I. Frank SuMMtRS Wert Faulkner VI CHILDRESS HANCOCK carrying the ball, each being given excellent in- terference by the members of the Duke eleven. Traveling to Columbia, S. C, the Big Red team helped dedicate the stadium belonging to the University of South Carolina. V. M. I. again lost, due to a Gamecock rally in the final period, which gave the South Carolina team a 22-6 victory. The bright spot of the game for the Keydets took place in the second period when Bo McMillin returned a punt 52 yards to score standing up. It was a beautiful run and brought considerable applause from the Game- cock supporters. For three periods the score remained at 7-6, with the South Carolinians having the one point advantage. The Game- cocks had scored in the opening quarter when a kick of Penn ' s had been blocked and was converted into a touchdown. The fifteen points accumulated by South Carolina in the final period came from Cadet misplays. Mc- Millin dropped back to kick and unintention- ally stepped out of the end zone with the ball, giving the Gamecocks a safety. Shortly after McMillin fumbled on his 15-yard line and South Carolina followed with a touchdown pass. Wayt Clark later fumbled when six yards from his goal, another score resulting. The Keydets outgained their opponents, but misplays proved V. M. I. ' s downfall. Before a crowd of 20,000 at Baker Field in New York City, the Flying Squadron dropped its third straight game, Columbia winning the contest by a 29-6 margin. Columbia ' s Lions were superior to the Cadet team in all depart- ments of the game, with Al Barabas as the spearhead of the New Yorker ' s attack. On one occasion in the second period, Barabas ran through the Cadet line for 40 yards and a touchdown. A few minutes later Barabas took a lateral pass from Brominski on the V. M. I. 28-yard stripe and scampered for another six points. At the half Columbia had a twenty- three point lead over the Cadet team, but in the two remaining periods the Squadron showed de- I - x ) mm if,0m cided improvement to play the Lions to even terms. The invaders hmited the Columbia eleven to six points while registering a touch- down for themselves. The Squadron score came in the final period when Columbia had been forced back to its 10-yard mark. Chipen- dale attempted to kick, but White blocked the punt and Jim Farley fell on the bounding ball in the Lion end zone for the lone touchdown. At Richmond the Big Red team did every- thing but win the game from the University of Richmond, being nosed out 7-0. On the first play following the kickoff, the Spiders pulled the " sleeping End " trick on the Cadets and it worked to perfection. Dobson dropped back from his end position to his thirty-yard line and tossed a 24-yard pass to Robertson which caught the entire Keydet eleven flat-footed. Robertson snared the pass and ran the remaining dis- tance without being touched. Three times during the game the Cadets worked the pigskin to within ten yards of the scoring position, but the needed punch was lacking and the attacks fell short of the zero mark by a few yards each time. Urick and Clark were outstanding by the yardage they accounted for, Clark running the ends and cutting through tackle, while Urick crashed the center of the Spider line for 5 yards per try. In the third period Urick turned in the longest run of the game after intercepting a Spider pass on his own fifteen- yard stripe. The tall fullback dashed along the sidelines for a distance of 65 yards before he was finally brought to the ground by Schultz on the Spider twenty. The Cadet line limited Richmond to a total gain of 35 yards, while the Squadron backs were accumulating 213 yards to their credit. Again it was a case of not being able to gain the few needed yards for a score which cost the Keydets the game. V. M. L made fourteen first downs against four for Richmond. A Homecoming Day crowd of 6,000 at Alumni Field witnessed the University of Vir- ...._ . — . ' I ' ginia cake a 17-13 game from the grasp of V. M. I. in the closing minutes of a struggle which was marred by fumbles of both teams. It was a thrilling contest throughout with the lead passing back and forth. The Squadron offense clicked as they took the ball over on their own twenty-yard line and made a con- tinuous drive of 80 yards to make the initial score of the game. Meredith Urick gained sixty-five of the eighty yards, one run amount- ing to 30 yards. The touchdown came when he dived over the zero mark for the remaining yard. In the second period Bo McMillin gave the Cavahers two intentional safeties as the ball was deep in Keydet territory and a stiff wind was blowing against V. M. I. The third pe- riod produced no score but revealed a coura- geous goal line stand made by the Squadron. As the last quarter started, Garnett shot a short pass over the Cadet goal line which Mor- ton fumbled and Fryberger fell on it for a Virginia touchdown. Upon receiving the next kickoff from the Wahoos, the V. M. I. eleven worked the ball to their own forty-yard line. At this point Bo McMillin tossed a 40- yard pass to Tuck Watkins, who snatched the ball on the Virginia line and ran over the Cav- alier goal line standing up. This put the Key- dets in the lead again, but it didn ' t last long. Another V. M. I. touchdown was in the mak- ing as the pigskin was again advanced to the University ' s 30-yard line. However, McMillin fumbled after being hit on an end run, and Trell, big Cavalier tackle, caught the ball in the air. With perfect interference he ran down the field to make a 65-yard jaunt for the win- ning score. The fighting Squadron took the kickoff to the Virginia thirty-yard line when McMillin had returned the ball 45 yards. Then Bo tossed a long pass to Morris Haas, who was stopped three yards from the zero mark. Clark fumbled on the next play, the ball rolling into the end zone, where it auto- matically became dead. This was the last I ' S » - COLEMAN HIGHTOWER chance V. M. I. had to win the game. The victory of the season came at the ex- pense of the William and Mary Indians at Norfolk when the Keydets won 13-6. Before two minutes of the game had expired, Urick had crossed the Indian goal line for the initial score. It happened after Yerkes had fumbled Charlie Hancock ' s kickoff on the William and Mary 15-yard line and John Penn had recov- ered for the Keydets on the twenty-one-yard stripe. Meredith Urick hit the center of the Indian line four times in succession and on the fourth attempt he plunged over the W. and M. last chalk mark for the remaining yard. In the second period Bryant booted a beautiful 62-yard punt which rolled out on the Cadet four-yard line. Urick fumbled on the next play, Travers recovering for the Indians on the five. On the second attempt Travers dived over for his team ' s only score. Haas gave the Keydets a chance to score in the third quarter when he fell on Bryant ' s fumble on the Wil- liam and Mary nineteen-yard line. Carrying the ball on two off-tackle plays, Clark gained five yards. Then, on a sweeping run around his left side of the line, Clark sidestepped the opposition to speed into the end zone unmo- lested. Urick made the extra point good from placement and the V. M. I. team had a lead which it clung to for the remainder of the game. It was the first of the three games played in recent years with the Indians that has been won by the Squadron. Zimmerman played an outstanding game, stopping many Indian line plays and intercepting three passes. Clark and Urick each gained considerable yard- age by running plays. On a cold and windy Armistice Day in Bal- timore, Maryland outplayed the V. M. I. team to win easily, 23-0. Two blocked kicks of Penn resulted in a touchdown and a field goal for the Terrapins during the first half of the contest. A pass from McMillin to Wat- kins placed the ball on the Maryland 15 dur- ing the second quarter, but the advance failed at that point. In the second period Sachs in- tercepted a McMillin pass on the V. M. I. fifteen-yard Hne and sped over standing up. In the third quarter Wayt Clark was caught in his end zone for a safety, and later in the pe- riod Sothoron got away for a 65-yard run for the final touchdown. Davidson ' s Wildcats took a game played at Davidson, N. C, from the Squadron, the re- sult showing the Wildcats on top by a margin of 27-13. John Mackorell and George Wing- field, shifty Davidson backs, repeatedly made gains through the Keydet line. The Wildcats scored twenty of their points during the first half while V. M. I. pushed over one touchdown. Urick and Clark alternated carrying the ball for 37 yards, with Urick crashing through cen- ter to score. The play in the second half was more even with each team obtaining a touch- down. A triple pass in the third period from McMiUin to Kane to Clark was good for thirty yards and six points. In the final period Kane returned a kickoff 54 yards to the Davidson thirty-one yard line. Two passes took the ball to the twelve-yard line, but the offense stopped at that mark and the ' Cats kicked out of dan- ger as the game was ending. On Thanksgiving Day the team wound up its nine-game schedule by dropping the annual contest with V. P. I. in Roanoke to the tune of 13-0. Maher Field was in deplorable con- dition, due to the four days of rain which had fallen, which prevented either team from dis- playing much of an offense. It was impossible to run an end or pass with any accuracy, and without the services of the veteran Urick, who was on the sidelines with an injury, the Squad- ron could make but little through the Gobbler forward wall. The Tech touchdowns resulted from misplays, the breaks being a blocked kick and a fumble. Dickerson and Capt. George Smith scored for the Techmen, the tallies com- ing in the second and third periods. V. M. I. threatened seriously but once, that being in the last quarter when the Squadron had gained through the mud to the V. P. I. seventeen- yard line. Clark played a fine game both on the offense and defense, his run of 31 yards be- ing the longest made during the sixty minutes and his kicks traveling good distances. The Tech eleven played conservatively after scoring their first touchdown and usually kicked on the second or third down. Captain Smith and Dickerson were outstanding for Tech while their line repulsed many drives made against it. This finals finds nine lettermen graduating, including Captain Zimmerman, Hancock, Childress, Lowe, Burgess, Law, Penn, Watkins and LJrick. Replacements are coming from last fall ' s Rat team which should aid the 1935 eleven considerably. Such linemen as Fiedler, King, Marshall, Phillips, Brown, Deaver, Sho- mo, Messick, and Dunn will bolster the for- ward wall. Roberson, a triple-threat halfback, and Beard, fullback, are certain to see service in the varsity contests this fall, while Cottrell and Campbell will likewise be helpful to the squad. Ne.xt season ' s schedule will be equally as tough an assignment as the 1934 team had to face. The opening game finds the team up against Tulane and the following week-end V. M. L will travel to New York for another game with Columbia. The third game is to be played with Richmond on Alumni Field. In succession come Virginia, Maryland, William and Mary, North Carolina, and Davidson, with the final game of the year being the traditiona ' Thanksgiving Day contest with V. P. L in Roanoke. Koll— Cam. FieldL-r, Beard. Campbell, Roberson. Phillips, Deaver, Cole, Todd. King-. Collins. Martii wiight. Ferguson, AVitt, Harwood, Shepherd. J Messick, Cottrell, Marshall, Bri ives, Welton. Dunlap, Dulany. W Donovan, Moore, Parker, Beebe RAT FOOTBALL Col. Hefi.ix . . C. PT. ( " !rn Fii. . Coacli Asst. Coach Williams .akd Smith McCluno Cadet Jssislants . Managri Opening the season against the University of Richmond frosh on alumni field, the V. M. I. Rats played a heavier and more experienced Spider eleven to a score- less tie. The Rats were able to make twice the number of first downs gained by Richmond, but they were unable to push the ball over for a score. The following Friday the " little red team " took the University of Virginia first year men into camp without trouble by the tune of 12-0. In this game the work of Beard and Roberson was outstanding in the backfield, while Fiedler and Shomo led the forward wall in opening up large holes in the Virginia line. The William and Mary frosh played the Rats to a six-six tie after a long drive in the fourth quarter failed to net a touchdown for the cadets. On November the eleventh the Rats met defeat at the hands of a powerful Virginia Tech team by the score of 12-0. In the last game of the season the " little red team " lost a very close battle to the Maryland freshmen, 7-6. Beard and Roberson kept the Maryland players on their toes most of the game because of their long runs and accurate receiving of passes. As a whole, the 1934 Baby Squadron had a good season, and the results indi- cate that there will be good material for the 1935 varsity team. Fiedler, who was the outstanding player in the line throughout the year, was chosen captain of the team, in an election held before the V. P. I. game. Among those who are expected to show up well next year, and who will give many of the monogram men trouble, are: Fiedler. Messick, Dunn, King, Deaver, Brown, Shomo, Marshall, and Phillips, in the line: Cottrell, Read, Beard, Roberson and Campbell in the backfield. ' : r CAPTAIN " BILL " DOWNEY BASKETBALL Fran ' k Summers Coach RESUME OF BASKETBALL The 1935 basketball team won three of their seventeen games, but their season was more suc- cessful than the record indicates. The opening game was played with St. Johns College in the " 94 " Hall. Although the Cadets trailed throughout most of the game they were able to stage a fighting rally in the last period and came out on the long end of the score, 20-19. Just before e.xams the varsity basketeers trav- eled to Maryland, where they met defeat at the hands of the University of Maryland and Navy. The Cadets were handicapped in both games, due to the fact that Merola was unable to play in either game. Carolina invaded the V. M. I. court the follow- ing week and won from the varsity five after a last period rally in which they overcame a seven- point lead held by Coach Summers ' men at inter- mission. Captain Downey led his men in a nice offensive game, but their defense was not strong enough to stop the sharpshooting Tarheels. The University of Virginia took a command- ing lead in the first half of the game played with V. M. I., and although the cadets scored six more points than the Cavaliers in the last half, Virginia took the scoring honors back to Charlottesville. Determined not to lose five games in a row, the Cadets faced V. P. I. on the day following exams. Downey and Hancock paved the way for the var- sity to take an eight-point lead in the first period. Downey kept the crowd standing most of the sec- ond period by his sensational shots from the mid- die of the floor, which went for scores time and time again. The final score of the game was 40 to 25, with the Gobbler ' s in the hole. Inspired by their first Southern Conference vic- tory the Cadets invaded Duke ' s court in Durham. In this game Tony Merola was by far the out- standing star, scoring six field goals and five free shots. V. M. I. led at the half, 21-9, and played a fine defensive game the last half to upset the much favored Duke five. South Carolina, led by Henderson, placed the Cadets in a hole early in a game played between the two schools, and the the Cadets in somewhat the same manner the fol- lowing week. The remaining games of the season were lost to teams which had been played before, with the ex- ception of Richmond. The Richmond game was the outstanding among these, as the Spiders were in a commanding lead after the first ten minutes with the Cadets playing them on even terms the rest of the game. In the Southern Conference Meet held in Raleigh, V. M. I. lost to N. C. State after Downey played one of his best games of the year. He was selected on the second All-Confer- ence team. PETTYJOHN WATMNS Gamecocks held their lead throughout the game to defeat V. M. I. The following week V. M. I. and William and Mary played on even terms for the most part of the game, but Flickinger shot two goals in the last few minutes of play to put the Cadets on the short end of the score. The next two games proved to be hearbreakers for Coach Summers ' men, as they lost both after making fine showings. Duke trailed until the last thirty seconds, when they sank a goal to win by one point. N. C. State defeated Men who received monograms were Capt. Downey, Hancock, Merola, Watkins, Haas, and Raflo. LeMasurier, Ackerly, Rucker, Stover, and Sapp were the other members of the squad, who, with Raffo, Merola, and Haas will form a nucleus for the 1936 team. The manager for this year ' s team was Bill Rawlings, who deserves much credit for his fine work in looking after the team. Last but not least Coach Summers is to be complimented for his ex- cellent work with the ' 35 squad. I ' yl RAT BASKETBALL Led by an accurate shooting captain, Bill Shomo, the Rat courtmen broke even, winning six of their twelve games. A 44-33 win over S. M. A., in which Shomo ac- counted for 21 points, was followed by losses to Virginia, Greenbrier, and V. P. I. A trip to Harrisonburg netted a 47-15 triumph over a previously undefeated Harrison- burg H. S. quintet. At Virginia the Rats dropped a 42-30 verdict, RufFo, Cadet cen- ter, scoring 20 pomts. With Shomo shooting nine field goals and three shots, Roose- velt H. S. of Washington, D. C, was easily downed, 41-29. The Rats triumphed at Greenbrier, Shomo sinking 24 points — the largest number of points scored in recent years by a V. M. I. player. In the remaining four contests the Rats won from Harrison- burg and South Boston, while losing to Western High and V. P. I. The squad in- cluded Shomo, Downey, Johnson, Roberson, and Ward as forwards, Ruffo, Sayford, and Harrell at center, with Read, Campbell, Beard, and Brown for guards. Coach, Capt. Caldwell Roberson Captain, Shomo Ward Downey Ruffo Johnson Sayford Manager, Davis Harrell Campbell Beard Brown CAPTAIN TEMPLE RYLAND TRACK I ' 935 RESUME OF TRACK Lt. Coi. Rkai) Coach Temple ' d Captain Hard hit by graduation losses, the 193t track team found a group of only seven mono- gram men to build a foundation for the sea- son ' s schedule . The letter men returning were Ed Bailey, entry in the low and high hurdles. Captain Temp Ryland, a power with the javelin and shot. Buck Moore in the mile, Tayloe and Urick for the dashes, and Ackerly in the broad jump, hurdles, and quarter mile. Max Bair, a letter man in track as well as baseball, when loaned to Coach Read by Bill Raftery, competed in the discus and javelin events. However, material from last year ' s Rat Outfit proved a great aid to the team. Jim Farley, a sure point getter with the dis- cus and shot, and Hansell Pasco in the dashes and high jump, appeared to be the out- standing additions. Other Third Classmen who showed signs of development were Stro- ther Smith and Hawk Read in the two mile event and Boot Zimmerman with the javelin. Although not track monogram men, Petty- john, Currence, Kirks, Scruggs, and Si:;er re- turned to gather points for the cinder men. With a team composed mainly of new " Var- sity material. Coach " Son " Read sent his men against a superior Virginia aggregation with the Keydets coming out on the short end of a 83-43 result. Tayloe captured the century event, while the 220 was entirely V. M. I. when Pasco, Tayloe, and Urick crossed the line in the order named. In the longer runs Virginia men took all first places, Moore finishing second in the mile and Read taking the same position as a two miler. These events were greatly responsible for the large margin of the Virginia victory. V. M. I. fared badly in both the high and low hurdles, Bailey being third in each. In addition to winning the 220, Pasco cleared the bar to be second in the high jump. Jim Farley lived up to pre- season expectations by taking both the discus and shot events. The other points collected by the Cadet cinder men in the field were made by Zimmerman and Currence, who cap- tured second places in the javelin and discus respectively. This weak showing in the field was partly due to Ryland being out of the meet with an injury. Grover Everett, Cap- tain and star of the Cavaliers, was high scorer with fifteen points, while Farley with ten led the Cadets. The following week another home meet was held with the Maryland Terrapins, the tracksters of V. M. I. showing much improve- ment over their first appearance but again tasting defeat, 74 1-2—51 1-2. The star of the meet was Guckeyson of the visitors, who amassed a total of iifteen points by winning the javelin shot, and discus. Tayloe opened the meet for V. M. I. by capturing the short dash and Pasco followed close behind for second place. The one mile run went to Headley (Maryland), Buck Moore coming in third. In a closely contested iinish of the 220, Tayloe broke the tape, Evans of the Terrapins being second, and Pasco in third position. Both the high and low hurdle places for five points went to Slye of Maryland, Bailey tak- ing second in each of these events. The Maryland men took both the quarter and half mile runs, V. M. I. placing only one man in each of these short runs. The surprise of the meet came when Strother Smith and Hawk Read put on a spirited finish in the two mile event to give the Keydets the first two places. Guckeyson was followed in the shot by Jim Farley and Ryland, while the best V. M. I. could do in the pole vault was to tie two men for second. Boot Zimmerman hurled the javelin far enough to outdistance Graham of the Terrapins for second in that event. The high jump resulted in a tie for first place be- tween Boucher (Md.) and Pasco, while Ken- non and Pettyjohn of V. M. I. and Weld of the visitors split third. Maryland easily cap- tured the broad jump, Ackerly finishing third. Although placing second in the discus, Farley shattered the Institute record of 127 feet and three inches, held by Windy White, by toss- ing the platter 129 feet 1 1-2 inches for the new mark. At V. P. I. the Keydet track men came into their own by outscoring the Gobblers in a closely contested meet, 67-58. It appeared that the V. M. I. cinder men were due to take the meet, for they had steadily improved from the start of the season. Gwynne Tay- loe, fast stepping dash man, breezed home with a first in the century event and Urick added one point with third place. The shot winner was Farley of V. M. I., who heaved the metal ball almost 43 feet, Ryland taking third. Mothershead, Tech ' s running star, easily took the mile, while Buck Moore, the only Keydet to place, finished third. In the pole vault Scruggs was the third highest in clearing the bar to add another point to the V. M. I. total. Farley and Currence managed to toss the discus far enough to take the two highest positions in this event. The 220 was entirely V. M. I., Tayloe, Urick, and Pasco finishing in the order named. Ed Bailey stepped fast enough to win both the 120 yard high hurdles and the 220 yard low hurdles, followed by Ackerly. All three places in the half mile PA CO went to Tech, and the only Cadet points in the high jump were Pasco ' s tie for second. The quarter and half mile were won by Moth- ershead, who was high scorer of the meet with 15 points. Tayloe competed in the quar- ter in adition to the dashes and gathered a second in this event. V. M. I. ' s only points in the two mile run were registered by Read, who followed Bell of Tech to the line. Boot Zimmerman and Temp Ryland secured eight points in the javelin v,ath the first two places. By winning the broad jump, Ackerly ran his total for the meet up to 1 1 points and as- sured the Cadet team of victory. Havin? two t ' SMITH TAYLOE first places and one second to his credit, Tay- loe was the high scoring man for V. M. I. with thirteen points. Close behind Tayloc in the scoring column came Jim Farley and Ed Bailey, each having ten. Zimmerman ' s javelin throw of 180 feet was by fa r his best performance to date and indicated that he will develop into an exceptional performer. This mark was yet a tnfle short of the Insti- tute record for the javelin which was made by Temp Ryland. The remaining dual meet v -as to be with the William and Mary teams at Williams- burg, Virginia, just after the Corps had re- turned from the reenactment of the Battle of Chancellorsville, Coach Read hoping that his team would be able to give a satisfactory performance after the enforced layoff at a crucial time. The annual State Meet, which was held this year at Charlottesville, found as favoied Virginia to take first place honors. The cream of the crop of Southern Confer- ence track stars were herded together to com- pete at the Southern Conference Track Meet Vv ' hich IS an annual affair. Although V. M. I. did not enter a full team in this meet, the out ' standi ng men of the squad were sent to the affair to represent the Cadets. As usual. Finals takes along with it valu- able track material, leaving gaps for the coach to fill in for the coming season. Captain Temple Ryland, who has accounted for many V. M. I. points with the javelin and the shot, v. ' ill be missing when the next year rolls around. The most valuable of the hurdles men is also graduating when Ed Bailey gets his diploma this June. One of the three dash men who helped score so many points for the Keydet cinder men this past spring is also lost as Urick will not be here for the coming track season. Jarfly Currence developed nicely this year as a discus thrower and will also be sorely missed by Coach Read and his 1936 team. In spite of these graduation losses, there will be considerable veteran material left for a nucleus of the next spring ' s squad. Gwynne Tayloe and Hansell Pasco are certain to ac- cumulate a noticeable number of points by their fast stepping in the hundred yard dash and the 220. The veterans of the 440 will be Ackerly and Tayloe. Hawk Read and Strother Smith will be running the two mile event again, while Ackerly will be entered in the hurdles. Jim Farley should improve his distance with the discus and the shot during next season. The pole vault situation which has been unsatisfactory for the past few years, will have Scruggs and Siser again with the long pole. Boot Zimmerman and Max Bair will be returning to . handle the javelin, Bair also throwing the discus. Three high jumpers, Pasco, Kennon, and Pettyjohn should do well in that event. Ackerly is the most promising of the Varsity broad jumpers who will return t o school in the fall. Mathews, Beard, Sayford, and Herring have shown up well during the past season and with their support the ' 36 track team should be able to run through a highly successful group of meets. Time alone can give the results though. 4 f age 100 ' CROSS COUNTRY " Buck " Moore Captain Due to the fact that six regulars finished school in 1934 the 1935 varsity cross country team had to make out with only two letter- men. Although the showings they made in the Southern Conference meets were not so good, they made quite a name for the school in the state. The first meet of the season was held on their own course against Duke University in which the Blue Devils made a low score of 21 points, while the cadets trailed with 37. Captain Moore was the first man to cross the finishing line for the V. M. I. team after two Duke men had forced their way in front of him. DeCamps, Read and Wales, aided in reducing the points against their team, but were unable to overcome the Blue Devil ' s lead. Shortly after the Duke meet the hill and dale men from the University of North Car- olina made a perfect score on the cadets, all the Tar Heel runners finishing before Moore, who led the cadets, scored. The next meet was with the University of Richmond, who nosed out a 27 to 28 victory over V. M. I. Running his best race of the year, Moore led the cadet pack and was fol- lowed by Smith, DeCamps, and Wales. V. M. I. took first place in the state meet, which was held on the Washington and Lee course, with a score of 25 points against them. Washington and Lee took second place with 30 points. This was the last meet and the climax of the 1935 cross coun- try season. Captain Roscoe Moore and John Wales will finish school this year, leaving captain- elect DeCamps and his two sophomore team- mates to carry on. Although the prospects for a good team next year are not so good, due to the lack of material, there are several rats coming up to the varsity who should help fill the places left vacant by the two regulars. Perhaps the best of these are Hu- bard, Flythe, and Jeffry. Roll Lt. Coi.. Rkai) Coach " Buck " Moore Captain C. S. Vaden- Manager J. E. Wales C. M. DeCamps G. H CURFMAN-.JR. H. S. Read S. S. Smith I. P. Ferrei I ' m RAT TRACK E. H. Smith F. M. Savford D. P. BOYER A. H. Fiedler J. F. NORBERC C. H. MURDEN J. V. Taylor Rat Track Roll J. F. TWOMBI.EY J. S. Jeffrey R. N. Mathews K. P. Ferguson T. n. Neal H. B. Veasey C. J. Flythe Mgr. McKlBBEN, S. 1 A. J. Heath J. A. Shaxklin N. Baldwik M. R. Charrincton E. K. Earnest L. S. Martin G. E, Herring The Rat track team has, at the time the 1935 Bomb goes to press, participated in three meets and lost all three. Most of the members of this year ' s team had little expe- rience in track and field events before entering V. M. I., and since they have shown improvement in each of the meets, it is expected that there will be a change for the better, and a victory may yet result in the meets to follow. The main object of the Rat track team is to give men experience and training for next year ' s varsity team. So far the best prospects seem to be Mathews, Boyer, Say- ford, and Twombly in the running events, and Herring in the shot-put. In the first of their meets, against Jefferson High, the Rats were defeated 62 to 55 in a very close meet. Both teams were greatly handicapped by a soggy track, but con- sidering the conditions, both teams made a good showing. In the 100 and 220-yard dashes, Mathews took second place, while Boyer took second in the 440. Mathews also took second in the low hurdles and Sayford proved too be a promising distance man by winning the mile run. The Rats met their second defeat against the Virginia freshmen by the score of 81 to 35. Mathews placed in the same events he took second in during the first meet. Others who were outstanding for the Cadets were Beard, Fiedler, Herring, and Twombley. In the third meet, the Rats went to Blacksburg and were defeated, 69 to 44, by the V. P. I. freshmen. ' CAPTAIN IRVIN SMITH BASEBALL I 7 Bill Raftery Coach RESUME OF BASEBALL With the loss of the entire infield of last year, and only a few capable men coming up from the Rat team, Coach Bill Raftery had a big job in whipping his varsity nine into shape for the 1935 season. The opening game of the season was scheduled with the University of Vermont, but the game was cancelled because of rain and cold weather. Virginia came to Lexington on the Saturday of the Easter dances and the Cadets took them into camp by the score of 2 to 1. The game was a pitching duel between Rogers of Virginia and Lugar, who pitched his first varsity game. The game was not decided until the ninth inning, when Lugar scored on a hit made by Frank Raffo. V. P. L took both ends of a double-header when the Cadets traveled to Blacksburg the following week. Tech took the first game, 7-1, and in the second game they made eight runs while the Cadets were able to make only one. Poor fielding and the failure to hit was the main trouble with the Cadets ' brand of ball. The V. M. L nine was unable to hold down the powerful hitters from the University of Maryland in their first game with this school and the Terrapins walked off the field mi with the honors. The Richmond Spiders were the next team faced by the Cadets and again the men from the Institute were defeated. As the 1935 Bomb goes to press there are quite a few games left to play and it is expected that the Cadets will play a better brand of ball in the re- maining games. Captain Irvin Smith took over the second base assignment this year and has played well in his new position. Frank Raffo has played a consistent game at first for the Cadet nine, while Church has done a good job at third. " Bo " McMillin was one of the best receivers Raftery had on his roster, but due to a leg fracture he was unable to play this season. Bair was brought in from the outfield to play in the catcher ' s position. Kane and Rosch have divided the job at shortstop, both men lacking experience, but showing plenty of enthusiasm. Lugar has proved to be the best pitcher for the Cadets this season and was the star of the Virginia game. Neal and O ' Brien have also shown speed and skill as pitchers. Penn, Davis, and Paterson are the three men who have seen service in the outfield. Penn is the heaviest hitter on the team and Davis a sure fielder. 0 ' g.P.IEN ( cu c Q Q 6an RAT BASEBALL C. W. ROBKRSON. " T. V. Campbell E. J. RUFFO E. Deaver J. G. Beard Roll of Rat Baseball J. X. Bell H. E. Martin J. V. Read R. O. Harrell J. S. Phillips F. Dereski J. T. Donovan W. L. Shomo H. S. Reed J. Knowles W. L. Todd Coach Capt. CAiinvi-Li, McR. Travis :if the Rat baseball team dropped its first game of the season by the close powerful Petersburg High School team. The Petersburg team had two big The Rats had their big inning when in the a single by Ruffo an.l a double by Beard. Rob- but the second antl tliird innings, settling do vn ost colunni, tlic Rats losing to St. Joseph High The 1935 editiru score of 7 to 6 to th innings in which they scored six of their seven run seventh the ' rallied to score four rmis, aideil by a erson, pitching for the Rats, was effective in al for the rest of the game. The second game of the ear ended in the School of Baltimore by the score of 5 to 2. The Rats found themselves in their third game against Cireenbrier M. A. and chalked up one in the win column by winning, 5 to 3. Roberson, pitching for the Rats, allowed no runs from hits until the last part of the game. Martin, Campbell, and Deaver lead the little Cadets in hitting, Martin banging out a triple to score a runner. From the showing made so far this year there should be a great deal of competition on the part of the rats to make a place on the varsity nine next year. The inen who have been out- standing so far this year have been Roberson, Campbell, Beard, Martin, and RiifFo. u CAPTAIN CUSTIS BURTON BOXING RESUME OF BOXING Al Mar 1 in Coach Out of the five meets entered by the varsity boxers they won one, tied one, and lost three. This was not a bad record, considering the fact that there were only three regulars left from last year, and of these only two were able to fight the whole season. After the first meet with Maryland Captain Custis Burton was unable to fight due to a serious knee injury. This loss proved costly to the team. Traveling to College Park the Cadets found the oin hard with the skillful Maryland leatherpunchers, and won only two out of the eight bouts. Eastham and Oatley were able to gain decisions from their opponents after exhibiting fine fight- ing ability. Burton and Cavedo lost in their classes by close decisions. Virginia was the next foe to meet the varsity mitmen, and the bouts were held in the " 94 " Hall. In the first fight of the evening Cavedo met his old rival, Archie Hahn. Cavedo was able to block many of the blows given by the Cavalier and proved to be able to swing quite a few himself. The outcome of this fight seemed uncertain to the cadet onlookers, but the decision was given to Hahn. Vir- ginia won the next five bouts, Womber winning by forfeit, and it looked as though V. M. I. would not score. Wh?n the bell rang for the 175-pound class Kane, fighting his first fight for V. M. I., faced Nolls, who was highly favored. To the surprise of all Kane exhibited power- ful strength and completely outclassed his opponent. Oatley lost the final bout to Cramer. The following week-end V. M. ' I. exchanged blows with the Virginia Poly sluggers, a match which resulted in a draw, 4-4. Cavedo had little trouble in defeating Hull to give the Cadets a good start. V. P. I. came back, however, and took the next four bouts in quick order. Determined that the Gobblers should not go home with a victory, the Cadets, rep- resented by Whittle, Kane, and Oatley, took the remaining bouts. Oatley pro- duced blows with his left which Banks could not stand up under and won by a K. O. in one minute and 40 seconds of the second round. Cavedo again came through in the fol- lowing meet with Catholic University and defeated Miro by decision. Eastham was outpointed by Restraino, and Catholic University was given another point as the result of the towel being thrown in on Trant. Neither Boyd nor LaSalle could get enough points to be awarded a victory, so each team was given one-half a point. McRorie lost by a T. K. O., but Whittle won a decision to put V. M. I. in the run- ning. The cadets were forced to forfeit in the 175-pound class, and Oatley lost his bout, which gave Catholic University a 5 ' 2 to 2 ' 2 victory. The mitmen went to Richmond for their final meet, where they faced the Richmond Spiders. Cavedo, fighting Wills, lost a heartbreaking bout after a very good start. After losing in the 125- pound class, the Cadets made a point when Lee won by decision. Boyd was again unable to outpoint his man and was given a draw. Zimmerman, who displayed fine spirit in agreeing to fill in a vacant place, won the first two rounds easily, but due to a cut over his eye the referee awarded the bout to Richmond. Whittle took up the pace set by Zimmerman and took his opponent in short order by a T. K. O. in the first round. Kane and Oatley won by forfeit, which gave V. M. I. the meet, 4 ' 2 to 3 ' 4. Captain Burton, Oatley, and Cavedo will not be back next year, but from the development made by Boyd, Whittle, Lee, Eastham, and McRorie this season, the prospects for 1936 are very good. 50YD OATLEY L E E KANt EASTHAM m a ke Jjomb :tt »t ii: ! !! m»n i;ii tn;nttn iii t»» 4 I RAT BOXING " If the success of the Rat boxing season is measured in terms of meets won and lost its success would be small indeed; but if it is measured by the experience, training, and de- velopment of future material it has given the squad, it would be accorded as a great success. Throughout the season the baby mitmen met with obstacle after obstacle, and seemed to have bad luck dogging them at all times, since many of the men received injuries during the season which prevented them from active fighting. It is doubtless that this jinx kept the Rats from winning more of their meets. The sluggers opened their season with a team that was in fine condition and proceeded to take the boxers from Virginia University freshman team for a 5 to 4 victory. In this meet McCoy, Young, and Donovan won by decisions, while Bell and Charington took draws. Cole won the 145-pound class by a T. K. O. The following week the Rats were taken into camp by a group of powerful V. P. I. freshmen team by the score of 5 to 3. Hart and Char- rington took their bouts by decisions, and Don- ovan added another point for the little Cadets as the result of a K. O. Roberson lost his match by a close decision, and showed promise of making a good man. When the Rats faced the Navy Plebes they were only able to take one-half a point. The fourth match was held with S. M. A., who proved to be too much for the Rats, and the Staunton team was awarded a 5 ' 4 to 2 ' 2 victory. Dulaney and Roberson with Char- rington, who received a draw, were the scoring men for the Rats. After this, the baby mitmen fought Green- brier, and lost, 6-2. Roberson again was victo- rious, as was Donovan. The last match of the season was held with A. M. A., in which the Rats lost by a score of (i i to f. - McCoy and Bell proved to be able to keep pace with their opponents in most of their bouts, but were unable to fight the last part of the season, due to injuries. Roberson showed, perhaps, more improvement than any other man on the team, and should show up well next year, along with Donovan, Charrington, and Young. CHEER LEADERS ( he Jjomo Wherever the Institute is known it is re- nowned for its Spirit. Among V. M. I. men there are two meanings for this word Spirit. The first is that it is the title of the Keydet march song, beloved by every man who has ever worn the gray, and the second is the ardent sup- port of the teams representing the Institute. This latter is best exemplified by the volume of cheering of the Corps of Cadets at games. To the cheer leaders goes the largest share of credit for the superb brand of yelling at the big games. It is the cheer leaders who stage cheer rallies before each game so as to encour- age the Big Red Team on to victory, and once each year under their direction, the Corps takes part in a gigantic torch light parade. In the fall of each year they undertake what is per- haps their greatest task. This is the instruction of the new cadets in the well known songs and yells of the Institute. In the short space of ten days they teach the Rats all of the cheers with such a thoroughness that the memory of them remains forever. Besides conducting the cheering, the cheer leaders furnish amusement for the spectators at each football game with a tumbling exhibition between the halves. Everyone of them is an accomplished gymnast, and they perform many thrilling stunts in their shows. Their programs usually begin with individual stunts executed by each man separately. This is followed by a series of stunts done by teams of two men each and finally the entire group forms a pyramid. A great deal of time is spent planning and practicing for these exhibitions, and they are always popular with the people in the stands. This year the cheer leaders are headed by " Dapper Dan " Veasey, who, although small in stature, is big in the esteem of the Corps. He is as fine a tumbler as the Institute has seen in a good many years, and and is a credit to his position. He is assisted by Emmett Rankin, his partner, Bob Little, and " Jay " Freeman in the First Class. These men will be greatly missed after graduation, and their places will be hard to fill. Those who will be back next year are Jesse Sinclair and Pete Willis in the Second Class, and Steve Marchant and Joe Sherrard in the Third Class. The entire group has worked exceptionally hard this year, and they are to be congratulated upon the fine rec- ord they have made. m €ke J omt) mmww ' . ' . wxv Aii miiiiiii xiixsxitn. VARSITY FENCING " Mikk " O ' RioRnA.v Cafitain Although having a short season, the varsity fencing team has been the one of the few Institute teams to turn in an unblemished record this year. The team met fighters in three weapon matches from two of the largest schools in the South, Catholic University and Georgia Tech, winning from both by one-sided scores. As a whole, the fencers lost only four bouts of the thirty-four they fought, with Kelly and Crump remaining undefeated for the season. The team was composed of Kelly, J. J. Freeman, Crump, and Segarra on the foils; O ' Riordan and Kelly composing the epee team; and J. J. Freeman and Kirks fighting with the saber. Other men composing the team but making no trips, include Walker, Jones, Forbes, and Clark. On February 9th the season was opened by defeating Catholic University here by the score of 16 to 1. M arch 16th the team traveled to Atlanta to win from Georgia Tech, 14 to 3. The success of the team was due to the coaching of Captain Nils Grandfelt, who worked unceasingly to produce a winning team. C.APT. Gr.anfelt Coach Kem.v Kirks Frkrman Walker Crump lorentzen Segarra Jones Forbes Ci.ark C ke Jjomo TENNIS TEAM JiMMv Morgan Captain V. M. I. did not present a varsity tennis team for the 1935 season, but due to the interest taken by the Corps in this sport it deserves a place among the other athletics at V. M. I. In 1934 the varsity tennis team won three of their five games, playing Boston College, University of Richmond, St. Johns, V. P. I., and Virginia. From this team Morgan, Luckett, and " Puss " Hancock are back again this year. These three men are excellent players and it was with regret that the tennis team was unable to continue this year. Instead of a varsity tennis team this year meets are being held between twenty men from each company. These meets have been arranged by the Intramural Department and should be very successful. When the call was made for men wishing to enter these meets more than enough men answered, proving the popularity of the sport at the Institute. The tennis meets had been under way only a short time when the 1935 Bomb went to press, but several men had already proved themselves to be very skillful players. Among those outstanding were Cabell, Powell, and Valliant. MORGAM Luckett Hancock AVERV KiRKPATRICK Cabell ' ali.iant ( ke Jjomb VARSITY RIFLE TEAM »S the 1935 Bomb goes to press, the Rifle Team is in the middle of its season. To date it has won eleven and lost sixteen matches with some of the best college teams in the country. All indications are that the scores will mount higher as the season progresses and that the team will end up with a very good record. Pennylvania Mil- itary College, Oklahoma A. and M., and Clemson are some of the schools which have been defeated, while Navy, V. P. I., and the University of Florida are among those which have taken the measure of the Institute. The team will be hard hit this year by the graduation of five of its leading scorers: Capt. Veasey, Little, Faires, Telfair, and Rankin. Next year the team will be built around Duncan, Robinson, Travis, and Wilson of this year ' s varsity and will be helped by such reserves as Long, Carrier, and O ' Hara, and members of the Rat team. At present there is a close race for individual high scoring honors between Capt. Veasey, last year ' s high point man, Duncan, and Little. These three, however, are not far ahead of the rest of the team, and any of the other members may pass them at any time. Duncan " Farif.s Robinson LiTTI.E Telfair Rankin Farm ENTER Tra is Wilson Martens Carrier S.MII II Manager Burleigh ,hst. M,jr. Cyke Jjomb THE PISTOL TEAM Jimmy Krnnkdv Cat lcun T, HE pistol team is just beginning its season at this writing. It is coached this year by Lieut. Coyle and captained by J. W. Kennedy. Practice started early last fall and the season will extend into the month of April. The firing of the Area R. O. T. C. match in the latter part of April will close the season. Prospects for a winning team for this season are excellent. Not only is the team well trained, but such natural consistent shots as D. O. Duncan, J. R. Little, H. E. Robinson, J. P. English, E. M. Long, T. T. Quigley, G. W. Carpenter, S. P. Smith, and Captain Kennedy are sure to show up well. Matches will be fired with the leading R. O. T. C. schools in the country. Included in the list of opponents are: Harvard, Yale, Purdue, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Illinois, and Princeton. This year the team is composed of men from all units: Cavalry, Infantry, and Field Artillery. Formerly men were only selected from the Field Artillery. This wilLmake a stronger team as well as_to give, all men a chance to show their ability with the small arm. English Lhtle AVERV Smith Carpenter QUIGLEV Robinson Duncan Long Mueller Keller Cameron Cranford Maiiagcr ' C ke Jjomb Davis, Intramural athletics have aWays been popular with the Corps, but they have proved exceptionally so since the Fall of 1933. Prior to that time, contests were con- ducted by Trainer Herb Patchin, but his time was too filled with more important duties for the program to be carried out as extensively as it might have been. However, it was realized by the authorities that intramural athletics should play a large part in Cadet life, and as a result, the Department of Physical Education and Intramural Ath- letics, with Captain M. G. Ramey as its head, was established in September, 1933. The new department was eminently successful, bringing many innovations and im- provements into its program. As an aid in conducting the activities and to bring them closer to the Corps of Cadets, Captain Ramey installed the Cadet Intramural Council, consisting of eight men. Two of these were senior managers selected by the head of the department and the other six were company managers selected by their respective organ- izations. This staff was augmented in 1934 by four additional senior managers, making a council of twelve. This group decides all matters of policy, awards to be made, all- tournament teams in various sports, and schedules for the activities. ( ke Jjomh »» ; n»»»»i ; :»8:»mj t 8in»»»m 1 HE program consists of fourteen sports, selected so as to attract men of widely differing inclinations. These include both sports in which individual excellence is para- mount and those in which there is a premium placed upon team work and cooperation. Most coveted of the awards given is the trophy presented to the captain of the cham- pionship company. This is a thirty-inch column surmounted by a figure of Victory. Around the base are two rows of shields, one containing representations of each of the fourteen branches of sport and the other containing spaces for nine yearly engravings of the winning companies. Another highly prized trophy is the one awarded each year to the cadet scoring the highest number of points in the swimming tournament. To win this trophy a man must be outstanding in all phases of the sport. There are also two other trophies, one for old cadets and one for new, which are presented to the men scoring the most points in all sports combined. Last of all there are the individual medals which are presented to members of winning teams and winners of individual events. These awards furnish a great incentive for achievement, and the entire Corps takes part wholeheartedly to make the Intramural Department one of the most popular in the Institute. iiJ ' 1 I ' ' ' I GYM TEAM ' t IRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE has one of the best Gym Teams in the South, and this year intercollegiate competition was sought with leading colleges. Fine development in certain feats has been due to the able instruction and coaching of Captain Nils Granfelt. It is through his untiring efforts that the stars of the team have performed exceptionally well in three events. The exhibitions consist of stunts on the mats, parallel bars, horizontal bars, flying rmgs, and ropes. This year the team was captained by Dan Veasey, who was assisted by such stars as J. Freeman, Temple Ryland, and Rankin, each of whom entered three stunts. An active manager was found in the person of Eddie Arnold, who carried the responsibility of arrang ing meets and exhibitions on his shoulders. The advent of football and other organized teams has forced the Gym Teams in the background, and gymnastics has become a minor sport, although it is one of the oldest at V. M. I. The quality of the team has not declined, however, and the exhibi- tions given at finals each year have always been interesting. Freemax K.WE McMann Rankin RVLANU Sherrarj) Hei.frilii Burgess Shermak .Arnold Mci ' itiffi-r f - " T THLETICS play a large part in the - f every day life of a cadet at V. M. I. Its conduct is closely in accord with the primary purpose of all kinds of college ath- letics; that is, the physical improvement of each and every member of the Corps. In a number of colleges throughout the country this principal has been replaced by expert instruc- tions to a very select few. V. M. I. has not followed this detrimental course, yet it has a well organized group of athletics which appeals to most of the cadets and which is superior to that of many other schools. Every man in the Corps, except the Rats, is permitted to try out for any varsity sport. To be eligible for any varsity team, the cadet must pass a certain amount of class work, determined by the Athletic Council. Time for the partici- pation in athletics is provided for and the par- ticipations must take place in that time only. This rule is found in every branch of athletics within the Corps. The Rats have their own teams and play freshmen teams of other colleges. There are just as many Rat sports at V. M. I. as there are varsity, giving the Rats a chance to be pre- pared for the varsity sports upon becoming old cadets. Intramural sports hold a place in the athletic system along with the various varsity and Rat teams. An elaborate program is worked out each year in which the six companies of the Corps are privileged to enter as many men as they desire. This gives the cadets who are un- able to make varsity teams a chance to develop their physical make up. Every Rat is required to take a course in physical education in which he learns to box, wrestle, swim and use gym equipment. % C ¥ I V I ¥ I f $ ICHARD EVELYN BYRD, Virginia Military In- stitute, 1908. The name itself is a statement of prowess, of deeds well done, and a promise of accomp- lishment in the future. Byrd was two years a Cadet, time enough to lay the foundations of a lifetime of at- tainment. His record is one of distinction: graduate of Annapolis, naval service during the World War, Rear Admiral, U. S. N., retired, first to fly over the North Pole, trans-Atlantic flier, leader of two Antarctic expedi- tions. We give you a V. M. I. man. V. M. I. has provided graduates not only adept in every field, but also able to create their own opportunities. Graduates have served as military leaders, as diplomats, as jurists, in the field of medicine, and in the business world. At V. M. I. men acquire the ability to acquit themselves nobly. i tlMiVrt itlflil I UliHlttt it4(Hlii:i(] : ' tilUMhtBlllti:i ' :|i • mu2iMkMu.ii ' . ■cMBBxatwukJuaiisu : - I ,.t» 1 T V. M. I. most of a Cadet ' s time is delegated to scholastic and militant duties. TKe spare time that is left Kim for Kis leisure is ratKer limited. Consequentl}? one learns to accomplish muck in a sKort time wKile at tke Institute. The extra curricular activities in Barracks are numerous and well supported. A Ke det ' s life is fleeting but full and varied. I THE HONOR COURT F. W. Mich, President C. V. Hancock .1. J. Blrgess R. S. DonsoN J. H. Culpepper A. T. White B. R. Whittle H. M. Pasco W. C. BoxLEv, Jr. G. W. Carpenter G. E. Fort To the honor system of V. M. I. a cadet looks with pride, for it symboHzes all the principles of a code characterizing an officer and a gentleman. Since its founding in 1839 the Honor System of V. M. I. has been more efficiently developed and organized than any other in the entire country. It is a court consisting of the officers of the three upper classes and having three members at large from the First Class. Originally the whole Corps made up the court, but such a plan proved im- practical and unwieldy. All cases of dishonesty or reflecting upon the honor of the Corps in any way are under the juris- diction of this court and are tried before it with due dignity. The court returns but two judg- ments, Guilty, or, Not guilty. Each is final, and accepted as such. The strength and position of the Honor Court are the first definite impressions received by a ma- triculant along with a definite idea of the fact that honor is the substratum of V. M. I. life upon which all else if built. He must familiarize him- self with the rules and at no time must he allow any laxness in their carrying out both as regards himself and others. It is from such training that the acceptance unquestioningly of a cadet ' s state- ment has grown and become firmly impressed upon all who knew the Corps. The Honor Court is a body which reflects the spirit and ideals of the entire Corps, and it is this body which lays the foundation for the integrity peculiar to V. M. I. men everywhere. ' . Cyke Jjomb B. R. Whittle, H. M. Pasco, J. R. Tuckc S, Dotlsoii, J. H. Culpepper, . oxley, Jr., G. W. Carpenter, G. THEGENERAL COMMITTEE As the Honor Court deals with the honor of the Corps, the General Committee deals with the maintenance of discipline and gentlemanly conduct within the Corps. For a number of years, a special court sat upon various phases of cadet life, but later, in order to smiplify and centralize, the numerous courts were brought under one head, that of a General Committee. Seats on the committee are distributed among the three upper classes; the Third Class having three members, the Second Class having a like number, and the First Class having six. The perjonnel consists of the class officers of each class and three members elected from the First Class at large. All cases which do not infringe upon the Honor Code come before the court. Infringement of the rules and the traditions of V. M. I., as set by the cadets them- selves, are given hearing before the committee. The committee protects the traditional principles of V. M. I. Class privileges are the most important part of the traditions and customs peculiar to the Institute, and are upheld by the General Committee. In the army the life and morale of that organization is reflected directly in the spirit and appearance of its soldiers. At V. M. I. the appearance presented to the world is dependent upon the men in barracks. And so, with this in view, it is the aim of the General Committee to hold barracks life to such a standard that the reputation of the Virginia Military Institute will forever present an untarnished front to the world. 71 I THE BOMB EDITORIAL STAFF 1933 . C. Holt Edilor-in-Chief Associate Editors D. M. Camprell R. W. Evans J. P. ExGLisH J. R. Little D. S. Mc: Iir.Lix Sports A. D. Da is J. R. Philpott Photography A. T. Harris AV. W. Emory H. AI. Stewart Outrage Editor W. B. Ferrell J. R. Cranford Assistant Editor Typist W. B. CosnoN J. C. Me EM II Business Manager BOMB BUSINES STAFF 1933 L. J. DeMeo J. E. Jordan D. T. Faries O. H. IVIcClung I. G. Foster W. V. Giles E. H. Rexn C. F. ScHUPP I. B. Young C. S. Vaden .Idvcrlising Manat i: ' ( lie Jjomh ■ i ■ " , :;« ' « ' " u !( ' - " " ' ' irfi ' sJ Ml " " ' vi ' r;|j w Hanard )■ ft. Copies of UM i. 0., r . kV. " A r«ic «v««uti c«. _ j: iWil ( lie Jjomo ma«mmm«mtt«man«mma R. V. Evans Editor G. E. Fort Business Maiiatjir Qlltp 1. m. J. 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C. Burton . . J. W. Humphreys T. B. Vaoen . . . T. E. Wales C. A. Brown . . . . Suhscription Manager Assistant Subscription Manager . . Advertising Manager Assistant Advertising Manager Assistant Advertising Manager Assistant Advertising Manager . . . . Circulation Manager . Assistant Circulation Manager . Assistant Circulation Ntanagcr r ( ke Jjomb A GRATIFYING SPECTACLE AN HONOR. TO OVR.COVNTR.YANDOVR. STATE OBJECTS OK HONESTPR.IDE TO THEIR- INSTPA ' CTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS OF- CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR NAtlVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL m my U ' ' r I «, ' ' «« «. -LT ' " ' a OFFICERS OF THE GUARD To the First Class is entrusted the duty of governing barracks life. The traditions, the code of morals, the military precedents evolving from the conduct of those first cadets who in 1839 took charge of a weather-beaten arsenal are a sacred heritage. Succeeding decades have enriched this store, have emblazoned a great " We Serve " across the Parade. These things the First Class guards. The Officers of the Guard, privates of the First Class who command the guard each day, play no small part in this duty. As a working organ- ization they have established certain policies which govern their actions when they are on duty. Acting in an official capacity, they are empowered to carry out these policies for the furtherance of the purpose they represent. They have worked out a uniform system of conduct for those members of the organization actually performing guard duty, so that the Officers of the Guard have become a dominant factor in the life of barracks. i Page 332 " " ' C lie Jjomh SECOND CLASS FINANCE COMMITTEE The Second Class Finance Committee has one of the greatest responsi- bilities in barracks life. Nearly every financial activity of the Corps of Cadets centers about it. The funds it accumulates throughout the year are used to defray the expenses of the Second Class ring figure at Thanks- giving, and of the ball presented at Finals to the First Class by the Second Class. Sound films are presented each Saturday evening in Jackson Memorial Hall by the Committee, forming for the majority of the Corps a welcome diversion from the military routine of the week. The Finance Committee has charge also of the sale and delivery of newspapers in barracks each morning, and of the sale of class stationery. The climax of the activities of the year is the Second Class Show pre- sented each spring during the week-end of the Easter dances. The members of the Finance Committee, chosen by the officers of their class, compose during their First Class year, the personnel of the Cotillion Club. J. 1). DhliLiis, Chairman; J. V . Adams, Ti lUiUii i ; II. C. Wuudholsk, Ci. II. C ' LRb.viAs, Ci. F. Brooke, V. H. Kirkp.atrick, M. B. Bair, N. M. Osborne, H. H. Hightower, H. G. Tavloe, B. H. Powell, A. V. Neal, H. C. Mitchell, J L. Sinclair, C. M. DeCamps, C. H. Peitvjohn r ( ke Jjomh t»« :iii iii ii » niiiiiiitt mmntm m THE EPISCOPAL VESTRY Reverend Thomas A. Wright Rector W. C. Holt Senior Warden J. H. Culpepper Junior Warden T. V. Brooke Secretary-Treasurer G. M. Brooke C. W. Hancock H. F. Carper B. H. Powell S. Davalos J. R. Little R. W. Evans J. C. Meem R. H. Weightman Captain F. J. McCarthy C ke Jjomb m«:«j«n«:m:«ajn:::Kn::::mt THE DRAMATIC CLUB I. G. Foster President D. T. Faries Stage Manager Coi.. T. A. E. MOSELEY Coach The Dramatic Club is one of the oldest cadet extra-curricular activities devoted entirely to pure art without the thought of gain other than that of the experience. The club traditionally gives one play a year at some time shortly before the Christmas furlough. The Club labors under several rather major difficulties. Perhaps the greatest of these is the fact that cadets must take the female parts, but so far they, the parts, have been carried off with the greatest of success. There is also difficulty in the space available for presentation of the dramatic efforts, but " The play must go on, " and it does. Next year ' s club will be missing several veterans which it is losing by gradua- tion. These are Foster, Bagwell, Brown, C. S. Vaden, T. B. Vaden, Campbell, Faries, Elliott, and English. However, there is no lack of material to fill their shoes. The production of this year was " The Green Light, " a railroad mystery, in which there was no lack of suspense. y ( ke Jjonib " HOLD IT! " Presented by the Class of 1935 I. G. Foster Director C. F. ScHUPP Musical Director D. T. Faries Stage Manager Of course, one of the salient features of our memories of Second Class year will always be " Hold It. " ' The production, by dint of hard work and much arranging, proved to be one of the finest and most entertaining ever produced at the Institute. Foster and Schupp departed from the traditional collection of acts, which has served for years as the Second Class show, and offered such features as the mighty meller-drammer " Winsome Winnie; " " The March of Time; " " Hop Trotters " and the " Four Shines. " Musical, witty and in keeping with the times, " Hold It " takes its place as an integral part of ' 35 ' s activities as cadets. The Commanders contributed in no small way to our show; and the business staff headed by Ginsberg made it a worthwhile proposition. Friends, girls, officers, and cadets listened to the " fasties, " the music, and enjoyed themselves. We are proud to immortalize our dramatic efforts of a year ago, in this our annual. ' . ( ke JjoniD THE CADET ORCHESTRA The Commanders this year have had a most successful season. Di- rected by W. H. Atkins and managed by N. L. Cavedo, they have had a number of outside engagements as well as providing the music for the First Class hops. The rhythm has been ably handled by W. H. Atkins, H. McLeod, R. A. Derby, and C. Henry Smith. N. L. Cavedo, A. J. Ford, and A. W. Neal composed the saxophone section, and E. Wells and J. Martin, of Washington and Lee University, did exceptionally fine work on the trumpets. The violins were played by E. J. Ruffo and J. H. Keller. An engagement to play in the dining room of the Greenbrier Hotel at White Sulphur Springs, several throughout the state, and a number in Lexington, are tributes to a diversified repertoire and a talented per- sonnel. Page 337 f Cylie Jjonib xittxxxxamitsit SECRET EIGHT Members First Class, 1935 V. C. BoxLin, Jr. J. H. ' ouxg C. S. Vadex Jack Zimmerman L. E. Bell Second Class, 1936 Mack Raffo R. B. AVillis ] . V. Boio (;. II. Ci ' RFMAX, Jr. II. H. HiGHTo ' ER J. H. Earle, Jr. H. G. Tavloe, Jr. C ke Jjomb tttttuttttt I K 1 1 i ? t xxnx FLOATING UNIVERSITY " SUMMER SCHOOL " The floating university has flourished for years, maintained by loyal hordes of triflers, " thick apples, " and various unclassables, who manage by hook or crook, to think in terms of fives or sixes. They endeavor, in a short five weeks, to saturate mind and soul with quantities of knowledge that would appall less hardy spirits, given five times five weeks. This small but potent army invades barracks every July, armed with noth- ing more formidable than nondescript garments, vague intentions of having a very good time, and a strong determination to pass the re-examinations, let come what will. Lazy days go by — swimming, tennis, sometimes an occasional class. Nights in Roanoke and Lynchburg. A host of servants stands ready to do their bidding. Tnese lords of creation rise lazily, yawn, and saunter off to a sumptuous breakfast while their " men " do things to their rooms, and their predecessors of a century ago turn over in their graves in horror. Then come examinations, hurried cramming, frenzied activity. And they usually pass! Cyke Jjomh ttmtnnnmmnmt THE I 935 HOP COMMITTEE " COTILLION CLUB " Officers C. W. Hancock Vresident W. C. BoxLEY, Jr Vice-President W. V. Giles Treasurer At finals last June the 1935 Second Class Finance Committee changed into the 1935 Hop Committee and started its new work with the presentation of the Final Ball to the graduates of the Class of 1934. Smce then the mem- bers have worked with the aim of giving V. M. I. the best available in the way of dance music. At every set of hops they have spent many hours transforming " 94 " Hall from a gym into a beautiful ball-room. Colonel Edwards of the faculty proved to be an invaluable aid at all times He was an excellent and ever willing adviser. Mrs. Townes, Mrs. Wiltshire, and Captain McCarthy were also of great help with their willing and able assistance. The ' 35 Hop Committee did well and may be justly proud of the hops which they prepared for the Corps. Theirs was a most successful year. MEMBERS ' . C ke Jjo m «ntmntTtnnm tn:tn ttt» t n: : m a G. W. Carpenter W. T. Downey I. G. Foster W. C. Holt J. W. Kennedy O. H. McClung, Jr. J. C. Meem II E. L. NussEY E. H. Renn H. M. Stewart C. E. Thurston F. W. High W. W. Currence G. W. Carpenter, V, T. nowNEV, I. G. Foster, V. C. Hoi.t J. W. Kennedy. O. H. McCi.ung, Jr., J. C. Mee.m II, E. L. Nlssev, E. H. Re H. M. Stewart, C. E. Thurston, F. W. High, V. W. Currence 1 1 Tlu- Bomb presents Ihe fol- lowing young ladies from iJie dances of llie past year— yyliss l eiliia OXelson Culpcper, Virsinia Memory, for the most part, is a series of dark hulk of Ninety-four Hall, and an ivy pleasant images. As we look back over covered building dimly illuminated in the our cadet days, there are few who cannot moonlight. Hop night! with all its bril- recall a harvest moon rising just over the liance and color, blending with a back- ground so typically that of the old South. A splash of white and cadet grey under a splendidly decorated hall, blue and silver, evening gun, rose arches, and finally that rather empty feeling as the hop draws to a close. This, all this, was that part of V. M. I. as only a cadet can know it. While a cadet ' s life is anything but a social whirl, there are certain times each year when the routine of military is put aside for the dance sets given on the post. Five times during each year. Ninety-four Hall becomes a magnificent ballroom and re- sounds to the strain of music from the out- standing dance orchestras of America. All the romance that goes with the old South is captured for these few fleeting moments in the picturesque militarv hall of V. M. I. Supplementing these week-end sets are the First Class hops given at intervals during the year by the Hop Committee. The easy informality of these dances, and the excellence of the music by the cadet orches- tra, " The Commanders, " has gone far in MISS ALICE STEIDTMANN MISS FRANCES BALDWIN f s $ + J R. S. DODSON Leader Ring Figure J. H. CULPEPPER, JR. Assistant Leader Ring Figure Lss Jieisij JPtoore Lynchburg, Virginia offering serious competition to the popular- tillion Club combined with Homecomings ity of the formal dances. to make a continuous week-end for the re- Departing from the custom of having an turning alumni. This set, although given Opening Set of informal dances, the Co- specifically in honor of the returning grads of the Institute, also serves to acquaint the new cadets with the tradition and customs of the Corps, and the courtesies observed on the dance floor. Bert Lown ' s delight- ful renditions did much to make this set one of the most favorable of the year. With Thanksgiving the opening of the formal dance season, and the tradi- tional Ring Figure of the Second Class. Perhaps in no phase of cadet life is there a more beautiful or symbolic event than the Ring Figure. It is here for the first time that the Second Class don their rings. The Class of " 36 " were present in the for- mal white mess jacket, while the young la- dies entering the Figure wore white eve- ning gowns and shoulder corsages of red, white, and yellow roses. Evening gun from the northeast parade summoned the begin- nmg of the Figure. To one who has never entered the Ring Figure of V. M. I., it is impossible to explain the thrill of drifting under the rose arch, receiving the ring, a kiss, and the soft murmur of " I Love You MISS ALICE STEIDTMANN MISS FLO FLOORE f!S- J. J. BURGESS Leader Monogram Ball R. S. DODSON Assistant Leader Monogram Ball yniss Jennie JjeLie CfLLLLnm Petersburg, Virginia Truly " filling the dimly lighted ballroom. Only in the imagination could one hope to capture again the experience and beauty of the moment. With all goes the memory of the music furnished by Charley Davis and his orchestra from New York ' s smart- est night club, " The Hollywood, " who added greatly to the success that attended MISS MARTHA HIGH this colorful function. The Ring Figure and Thanksgiving fades into a new year, but in memory it lingers on, an unforget- able picture of cadetship at V. M. I. Mid-Winter Formal offered a delight- ful relief from the drab routine and sever- itv of winter months. The snow and ice, which usually figure so prominently to the detriment of this set, were lacking, much to the elation of the Cadet Corps. A world of praise goes to The Dorsey Bros, orchestra, whose phenomenal rise in the world of famous dance bands, more than justified itself in the melodies they ren- dered in Ninety-four Hall at Mid-Win- ters. With the coming of spring the Corps of cadets goes into summer whites. House Mountain loses that grey formidable ap- pearance, a certain change can be detected in the cadets ' fancy, and with the approach of Easier hops, the reign of winter is over. This year the smooth harmonv of Don Bestor and the beauty of the calic, went far to uphold V. M. I. ' s distinction of pre- MISS GILLET EPPS Jf §m —■ Y C. W. HANCOCK ' Ji ' iss cHeita 6vl ij Blackslone, Virsinia senting the best dances in the Southland. Finals and graduation! The First Class looks back on cadet days and V. M. I., some to the army, while others resume the duties of civilian life. To all Finals is a memory of graduation parade, long lines of white and gold, the Doxology, and shall we say " a farewell to arms. " ■.X MISS ALICE STEIDTMANN R. S. DODSON Leader Final Ball Opening Finals, the Monogram Ball on Saturday evening honors those athletes who have been awarded the varsity monogram during the year. Once more we welcomed back to the Institute Ted Weems and his famous band, who seem to have more or less established themselves over the past four vears as V. M. I. ' s favorite orchestra. With the Final German and Figure, the outgoing First Class don the mess jacket for the last time as cadets at V. M. I. The traditional white " Bombs " of the Final German were presented as favors. Cli- maxing Finals comes the Final Ball. A new class enters its senior year at V. M. I., and a graduating class bids farewell to the portals of the Institute. Although the Final Ball itself is given in honor of the graduating class, the incoming First Class is presented in the Figure. As the sun be- gins to peep just over the rim of the moun- tains, the orchestra plays its closing piece, and with it a farewell to cadetship and V. M. I. A diploma, an " au revoir, " or perhaps good-bye to Brother Rats, and we are left with a memory. J 1 MISS FRANCES BALDWIN H. CULPEPPER Assistant Leader 1 ' ' : and so it goes . . . OUTRAGE O an outrage ! Editor W. B. Ferrell THE RAVING Once upon a midnight dreary, as I knelt there weak and weary With my last and only dollar near me on the floor. Praying there aloud to heaven that my eyes might see a seven; Or my wrist might twist a ' leven as it oft had done before — Only this — and nothing more. Filled with gravest apprehension, pursued by thoughts I dare not mention. I beheld yny " Crappers " rolling — rolling on the floor — And I couldnt help from thinking — as I heard their wicked clinking — That my dollar hill was sinking — sinking there upon the floor. Thinking that my lonely dollar, which be- longed to me before. Should be with me — -nevermore. Then my prayers were rudely ended, and a silky voice descended From the gloom behind me, near the outer door — Twas none other than the Bunny, whose darling mind would think it funny — As he hied, in words of honey, us to the pavement we abhor — To remain there evermore. With no thought that he should hinder. I leaped wildly through the window — Leaving far behind me — all the kale upon the floor. And when having I was grieving at the pic- ture past believing — On the dice upon the floor . . . ' Twas a SEVEN — nothing more. Then those wdd revolving " bones ' I ad- dressed in guttural tones — Plead with them in fashion never used be- fore: Told them m a voice a ' quiver of the candy I could give her. If those dice would only shiver — with a seven on the floor. Five and two. or better still, just a little three and four — Corne on. SEVEN — nothing more. Years have passed — no more I squander, yet my mind does ofttimes wander To the cutest sort of Bunny and the kale upon the floor. And I feel myself grow sicker — like a drink of Rockbridge likker — And hear that seven s mighty roar. Now Ambition s dreams are deadened, and the dice are dusted o ' er To be rattled — nevermore. ' " ■ " ' • ' ■ " " ' - ' ' ' ■■• ' " ■ ' " ■— -■- MM WM ,:z (Xf W S ow Svl. d a ■i Bei Linej d Parade. Gilded One: " Who ' s your math i nstructor, mister? " Latest Product of Q. M. D.: " don ' t know his name, sir, but he is so old there ' s a buzzard on each shoulder waiting for its chav.ce. " HOW HAVE THE MIGHTY FALLEN Sing a song of whoopee. Pocket full of rye. Four and twenty iron men Gone. I wonder why. H 00 fin ' at Glen Echo, High-balls all around, Coupla red-hot babies Helped us paint the town. «t ? Sing a song of sorrow. That morning after thirst. Just three lonesome pennies. To last until the first. Come and join us now fellon ' keydetf. While we nng the songs of V. M. I. Let her praises ring from the turrets, As her banners float on high. Yonder flies the red, white, and yellow. Rippling in the evening sky. As the mountain breeze, soft and mellow. Whispers of the days gone by. Now the silvery stars are a twinkle; Golden notes of taps are nigh; Come and join our songs, fellow keydets. Songs of dear old V. M. I. First Class Figure Thoughts of the rat who forgot to close the windows in an old cadet ' s room. A keydet who had just been operated upon, awoke to find the blinds in the room tightly drawn. ' ' Why are these shutters down, doctor? " he asked. " Well, " answered the Gim-Boy, ' there ' s a fire burning across the alley, and I didn ' t want you to wake up and think the operation had been a failure. " Rosa: " Every time you open your month it is said that someone is dying. " Roscoe: " My Gawd! Do I need Listerine that badly. " Never leave your car parked on a lonely road without locking the doors. Someone may steal the other seat. lawH y. Cadet: ' You ' re the girl of my dreams Calic: " ' Yeah! Just a wet blanket. " Little Tom Swift is short and eager. Handy at writing bones. And in a day our bad demerits I urn ((V out on the stones. He is so cruel to penalty tourists; Kept watch on barrack ' s phones. Walked ahead like a saint of the purest. And left behind plenty of moans. When he is the man in charge. Out in the courtyard there. We notice . . . One fire-plug, two fire-plugs. One with smooth dark brunette hair. She laughed when I sat down to play. Hoi did I know she was ticklish? t hS) Little Tom Swift is short and eager. Running for Schnozzle ' s throne. Can ' t be nice, but he must be a horse ' s Writing up Chicken bones. If all the cadets who slept in class were placed end to end they would be more comfortable. C K9 The little boy was telling his mother of his recent trip to the zoo. " There were tigers and tigresses, monkeys and monkeysses, elephants and elephantesses, and bears. " She: " Sir, Til have you know Tm marrying a cadet and a gentleman. " He: ' You can ' t. Thats ' bigamy. " Toupee or not toupee, that is the question. u " Ya can ' t live on promises forever. " If a virgin were hanged, could the obituary read, " good to the last drop. " Officer (during sham battle): ' " Hey, you; keep your head down. Don ' t you know you are exposing yourself to an imaginary enemy a hundred yards off? " Private: ' Yes, sir. But I ' m also supposed to be hiding behind an imaginary rock ten feet high. " The young couple came into the dining room on the fifth day of their honeymoon. The waiter approached them for the order. " You know what I like, honey, don ' t you? " queried the bride. " Yes. I know, " stammered the blushing young husband, " but we have to eat sometime. " " Vve just taken a shine to your wife, " said the stork to the negro. ' May I be excused? " ' No, here fill the inkwell. Q4 SNOZZLE CLUB (SNOUTKAG E) BUT MY DEAPi HUOOINS • FAIR 4WEET PEA ■■ M6THINK THOU RE EMI1£ A PAN(V ' Disillusioned I walked in gardens with my love, While m oonbeams drenched the ground with gold; The stars held revelry above, And love had made me very bold. I took her in my arms the while: I murmured words of sweet delight. She gave to me a wistful smile. I knew no wrong. I knew no right. I ventured further than be- fore: With no remorse I was not shamed. But my love cut me to the cor 3; " This ain ' t no field day. " she exclaimed. How That Letter Sounds at Home. Customer: " What do you repair these shoes with? Cobbler: ' ' Hide. " Customer: " Why should I hide? " Cobbler: " Hide, Hide! The cow ' s outside. " Customer: " Let her come in. f ' w; not afraid. " You really must see my aunt ' s collection of virgins and other curiosities. A coach is a fellow who is always willing to lay down your life for his school. " G ' d. Hie — Hearenish: Sh— four-thirty already. " You can ' t tell the smart farmer child that calves come frot.i heaven — she knows it ' s the bull. Colonel (sternly): " When the rocm settles down I will begin the lecture. " Keydet: " Why don ' t you go home and sleep it off? " " Come ba ' k to bed. John. You can find that collar button in the morning. " " Who the hell ' s looking for a collar button! " TKtpTorcK Svnc er - -y Aluvn N s|. o so o.» av , V ikoSKQ 5 " iV SWxvNec tl C PEACE ON EARTH =y- N ,1 n5 v , 1 ODE TO ' ' GUTS " A ghoulish figure slinks into the doorway of the dim gray room. One can more sense its presence than see its shadowy outline against the fog outside. A pungent animalish odor emanates from it warning us of its coming. No. it cannot be human, for its weird bulk is rem- iniscent of evil incarnate. The boards creak un- der the impact of its huge paws. Nothing hin- ders its progress — chains rattle and fall. Even the heavy table yields, its massive legs groaning n ' ith the strain. At last the shrouds of its bag- like garments fall away, and a horrible voice splits the stillness of the night, ' ' Lay a weed on me. " Keydet (prospective buyer of dog): " My good man. does this dog possess a family tree? " Herb: " No, sir. he ain ' t got no preference. A n y old tree will do. " She: ' Tm perfect. " He: ' I ' m practice. " ' " T) ' The Chesterfield Brothers were standing on the street corner when the A. and P. Sisters came along. The Brothers said. " We ' re mild, but yet we satisfy. " The Sisters replied, " Well, we ' ve got the goods, but we won ' t deliver. " C KO C M Won: " Give me a Chesterfield. " Too: " My dear sir — tsk, tsk. " There was a large gathering in one of Bos- ton ' s leading hotels, and a well known feminist was holding forth on feminine progress to a group composed mostly of women. " Today we have women judges, fully as good as men judges, on the bench, " said she. Drunk (in the back of the room): " Rah for the wimmin. " " Nowadays we have women doctors equal to the very best men doctors. " Drunk: " Rah for the wimmin. " " In modern times women have equalled or surpassed men in all the known fields of en- deavor. In fact, there is very little difference between them. " Drunk: " Thank God for the little differ- ence. " A pair of hazel eyes I know, With glances fond for me; Two outstretched arms; two rosy lips, A vision rare to see. Those hazel eyes; those arms outstretched; Those lips which can be had; Are always present to my view; They ' re m a Camel ad. i ti) ( m J ' ) iH f?a (iik p: x 1 p 1 Oi, Oi, Ikey! Vat ffiesse! ' ' ' Of course I ' ll inrite you to our next hop — You dance divinely. " Then, as always, there ' s the absent-minded professor who kissed the street car good-bye, jumped on his wife, and went to town. Whatever trouble Adam had. No vian m days of yore Could say, when he had told a joke, I ' ve heard that one before. " LENVOI When Barrack ' s last picture is painted and the tubes are twisted and dried, When Steel Balls even has mated, and Ash — even been tried; We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it — lie down for an aeon or two. With no damn Bdly the Bugler to call us to work. anew. Then Hunter McLung will be commandant; he will sit in a golden chair; And check the delinqs with indelible ink, but we, the bourgeoisie, don ' t care. There ' ll be Hollins Nudist Colony within our temple walls; We ' ll sit in the shade and watch them parade and never be tired at all. And only the Mastiir shall praise us, and only the Mastur shall thank; And no one shall bone for maxes, and no one shall smooch for rank, But each for the joy of living, and each in his separate still. Shall give a toast to the thing we love most — " To Swill — To Swill — To Swill. " FINIS BfiaHOIIIH K he success of any annual depends to a great extent upon the husiness firms that advertise in it. Fellow Cadets, when you are in need of merchandise or services, patronize the estab- lishments whose advertisements appear upon the following pages. They are interested in you and the Virginia Military Institute and have co-operated most generously in helping to produce this, the 1935 BOMB. ' This Emblem [greyhound ! Stands For the Last W ord in Travel Value No other transportation offers the con eni- ence, flexibility, combined local and nation- wide coverage of this great system. If your mind is open to niipro enH nts and nino a- tions, see for yourself win new thousands of college students are swinging to this ser - ice e " ery year. Solid comfort in deeply cushioned reclining chairs, fast anil frequent schedules, con- genial passi ' ngers, and dollar sa ing fares are a few of the reasons. The local Grey- hound stan ' on in any city ill gladh ' gi r you complete information on whatever trips nu plan. ou ' ll find its address and phone number listed in the telejihone director . For special information on tours, ' acation trijis and the like. dro]i a note of inquiry to ATLANTIC GREYHOUND 601 VIRGINIA ST. CHARLESTON, W. VA. DONT FAIL TO SEE ENDLESS CAVERNS WONDERFUL AND SPECTACULAR ON HIGHWAY U. S. I I 78 M|iES NORTH OF LEXINGTON ALWAYS OPEN, DAY AND NIGHT, WITH COURTEOUS GUIDE SERVICE ENDLESS CAVERNS, INC. NEW MARKET, VA. RAISIN BRAN IT ' S GOOD TO EAT AND GOOD FOR YOU Igugg " - A, - . ■! ' • . i if i.L- )■ ! 1- . REGULATION at West Point and Virginia Military Institute Qloves since 1854 DANIEL HAYS COMPANY. Gloversville. N. Y " ' a y , u - h ' ' I EXTRA STRENGTH DELICIOUS FLAVOR THE JAMES G. GILL COMPANY, Inc. COFFEE IMPORTERS AND ROASTERS NORFOLK, VIRGINIA WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATRONAGE WKen m Rickmond Visit Us at Our Establiskinent 4, R. G. NORMAN. ' 22 MEADE NORMAN DICK POKRASS 1H I-our Lips Like Velvet " This IS what you have always wanted —a dainty convenient " lipstick-style " remedy for the pain and discomfort of chapped and roughened lips, face and hands. Carry Chap Stick in your bag or pocket — always — for smooth, soft, velvety lips and skin. At All Druggists CHAP STICK CO., Lynchburg, Va. MAKING FRIENDS FOR OVER 40 YEARS THE PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK LEXINGTON, VA. Tke V. M. I. Post Exchange Operated for tne Corps of Cadets Principal Disbursements for the Cor s in the Last 10 Years Athletic Equipment 22,400.00 Rifle Team 3,700.00 Fencing Team 660.00 Monogram Sweaters and Blankets 3,150.00 Band to Football Games 3,600.00 Grid-Board 175.00 Private Wires for Football Games 430.00 Pianos 750.00 Lounging Rooms, ' 94 Hall 790.00 Bleachers and Chairs 1,740.00 Talking Motion Picture Machine 4,350.00 Sound Amplifying System, ' 94 Hall 1,500.00 Guard Room Telephone 40.00 " ASK PETE--HE KNOWS " II IVIORGAN BROS. MANUFACTURERS OF COTTON- B A G S - -BURLAP FOR FLOUR, FEED, SEEDS SUGAR, SALT, HAMS, MEATS, COINS FERTILIZER, PEANUTS, CHAINS AND SPECIALTY BAGS OF ALL KINDS •«« 9«« PHONE 5-1707 RICHMOND, VA. Then there was the absent-minded professor who sent his wife to the bank and kissed his money good-bve. On second thought, maybe he wasn ' t so absent-minded. -)«■ She: " My, you are strong. Where did you get such arms? " He: " In the gym. Did you ever go out for track? " GIVE IT A TRY - " It ' s Milde SmokingTobacco PIPEandCIGARETTES Wuf ' Discovefitdlhw 9 xxiaPipeGtyi ' Be " Sir Walter Raleigh Mild Burley Mixture. It ' s srnootn. fragrant, rich, satisfving, and is kept fresh by gold foil. BROWN WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORPORATION LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY lillillMillllllilllTr ' Iri I lilll " " " " ■ ' ■ ' ■■ " ■■ ' tii- 7r KMiflf- ' r ■ - ■ - »— t-ctw Charlottesville Woolen Mill CHARLOTTESVILLE. VIRGINIA MANUFACTURERS OF HIGH-GRADE UNIFORM CLOTHS IN SKY AND DARK BLUE SHADES FOR ARMY, NAVY AND OTHER UNIFORM PURPOSES AND THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT AND BEST QUALITY 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 VIRGINIA • MILITARY • INSTITUTE ii IJ HOTEL PENNSYLVANIA 1 THE STATLER HOTEL IN ! NEW YORK CITY SEVENTH AVENUE, OPPOSITE PENNSYLVANIA STATION Edward McConnell Co. i- ' M, =ir; i ' ' ( otton Converters Military T ucks Khaki Snglish broadcloths 38 1 FOURTH AVENUE NEW YORK SUNNYSIDE THE KEYDETS ' DAIRY BOTH OUR COWS AND OUR EMPLOYEES ARE TESTED REGULARLY TO SAFEGUARD THE HEALTH OF OUR CUSTOMERS. MODERN EQUIPMENT. PASTEURIZED GRADE A MILK, CREAM, AND BUTTER- MILK FROM A GUERNSEY HERD WE INVITE INSPECTION AT ALL TIMES - — — ' — J ' FRANK HOMAS COMPANY INCORPORATED WH TE UN FORMS OFFICIAL TAILORS OF V. M. PALETOTS 1930-31-32-34-35-36 FLATIRON BUILDING NORFOLK, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS W.A.BURFORD CO. Importers CNO 101 WEST BALTIMORE STREET BALTIMORE, MD. ESTABLISHED OVER A CENTURY D. Evans Company INCORPORATED MANUFACTURERS OF HIGH GRADE GILT, SILVER AND NICKEL BUTTONS 29 JAY STREET NORTH ATTLEBORO, MASS. ARROW Ml TOG A ' Firstfom fitting shirt at ready-to-wear price $2 and up. CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF " 35 We Will Look Forward to Seeing You Whenever You Return to Your Alma Mater McCRUM ' S Incorporated WILL M PIPE SMOKING help you get A JOB? ANY oi hav- smokers as the thinking men, sions calmly, i trate. Men of prefer a good Perhaps it is smoking son itstanding employers ; met look upon pipe • men most likely to be men who make deci- Tien who can concen- this calibre, they say, pipe and tobacco . . . true, then, that pipe letimes does have a share in helping a man to get a job. And for pipe smokers, there ' s one tobacco which, above all others, is " just right " for pipes. That is Edgs- worth — the one smoking tobacco that combines slow-burning mild- ness and coolness with a rich to- bacco flavor. Larus Bro. Co., Tobac- conists since 1877, Richmond, Va. EDGEWORTH SMOKING TOBACCO E. P. MILLER President 0. B. BARKER Vice President J. D. OWEN Vice-President J L JONES . . . Cashier J. L. NICHOLAS .... Assistant Cashier 1. W. HORTON Assistant Cashier THE FIRST NAT ONAL BANK OF LYNCHBURG CAPITAL ONE MILLION DOLLARS LYNCHBURG, VA. WE ARE oAthletic Outfitters TO THE Virginia Military Institute and Hundreds of Other Schools, Colleges and Clubs SOUTHERN ATHLETIC SUPPLY CO, INC. 106 NORTH SEVENTH STREET RICHMOND, VA. HE gathering place for the collegiate— here you will find distinctive service, excellent food and reasonable rates. Murphy ' s has been a mecca for college students and their families for more than three score years. M u RKfflOND A ! l Qddet Uniforms and Equipment EXPERTLY TAILORED SUITS MAKERS OF ROLLER CAPES SHENANDOAH TAILORING CO. MT. SIDNEY, VIRGINIA J. E. SHIPPLETT, MANAGER FRIGIDAIRE Advanced Refrigeration R. F. TRANT INCORPORATED NORFOLK, VIRGINIA FLOWERS FOR EVERY OCCASION FALLON FLORIST ROANOKE, VIRGINIA J. W. KENNEDY SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE L» ■■- " " " ■ ' -•- i.-...- i. — »»-. -. ... ... ' ■■-.I.— .. — — — — ' THE CHAS. H. ELLIOTT COMPANY Seventeenth Street and Lehigh Avenue PHILADELPHIA, PA. Stationers and Jewelers OFFICIAL JEWELERS TO CLASSES OF 1931, 1932, 1933, AND 1937 OF VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE THE LARGEST COLLEGE ENGRAVING HOUSE IN THE WORLD I Lord Baltimore otel " BALTIMORE. £A4ARYLAND 700 Rooms. Each ' W with Tub or Show- er. Rates Run Up- ward from $3.00 Single. $3.00 Dou- " Located in Center of Theatrical. Busi- ness, Shopping, and Financial Districts. ble. ■ Largest Banquet and Sales Meeting Facilities in the Southeast. RESTAURANTS Equipped to Serve Five Thousand Peo- ple Daily. HEADQUARTERS FOR Virginia SMilitary Institute Puss: " What ' s the elevation. Mule? " Mule: " She is five feet three! " " — " -•■• " —— " ' • " - " y: ROCKBRIDGE STEAM LAUNDRY NCORPORATED PHONE 1-8-5 WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS AND ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU Openings for College Men and Women T VERY year sees an increasing number of college men and women finding progressive, profitable careers in the field of life underwriting. More and more the business of hfe insurance becomes a profession and as such requires representation by men and women with well-trained minds. If interested in a worth-while agency connection, communicate with The Life Insurance Company of Virginia RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Incorporated 1871 You Will Be Convinced IF YOU TRADE WITH US, THAT WE CARRY A LARGER VARIETY OF MERCHANDISE AND GIVE BETTER SERVICE THAN THE AVERAGE DRUG STORE OUR POLICY IS SERVICE AND SATISFACTION RICE ' S DRUG STORE THE FRIENDLY STORE " The riuger-Davidson- Sale Co., Inc. WHOLESALE GROCERS LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA AND STAUNTON, VIRGINIA THE HOME OF PLEE-ZING QUALITY FOOD PRODUCTS ' . TEAM-PLAY Counts just as much in bus- iness as on the athletic field. That ' s why our men are so well trained to give you bet- ter service. We back them up with quality and value. i PENDER S Phone 104 17 S. Jefferson St. THE LEXINGTON GAZETTE NOW AND FOREVER " Devoted to the Progressive Upbuild- ing of Lexington and Rock- bridge County " Published by the GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY PRINTING THAT REPEATS FOREST TAVERN Invites You to Make This Convenient Home " Where ihe Charm of the Old South A bound i " YOUR HEADQUARTERS FOR Banquets, Su- er Parties or When Enlertatning Parents Open All Year Two miles south of Natural Bridge Route No. 11 HALL, HARTWELL COMPANY Incorporated TROY, N. Y. Makers of FINE COLLARS AND SHIRTS GIVE US A CHANCE To Figure With You On Your Next Order For SENIOR RINGS MINIATURES PINS PARTY FAVORS MEDALS AND COLLEGE JEWELRY The Very Best For Less Mone BUCKINGHAM FLIPPIN 919 Mnin Street Lynchburg, Virginia ROCKBRIDGE MOTOR COMPANY Incorporated GARAGE Dodge — Plymouth Cars PHONE 289 HARDWARE Since 1865 SPORTING GOODS COLT REVOLVERS GUNS AND RIFLES Remington KLEANBORE Ammunition ■ Myers Hardware Co. INCORPORATED LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA WHEN YOU ORDER V. AND PARTY STOP AND REMEMBER THAI " EDWARDS. HALDEMAN CO. ALWAYS HAVE THE LATEST AND THE BEST, AND AT MODERATE PRICES. THEREFORE, SEND YOUR ORDERS ALWAYS TO EDWARDS, HALDEMAN CO. FRATERNITY JEWELERS PAR EXCELLENCE FARWELL BUILDING DETROIT. MICH. SEND FOR OUR BOOK OF TREASURES ANYTHING IN THIS BOOK CAN BE MOUNTED WITH THE V. M. I. INSIGNIA llllllMI ...- - .. ., .a:l.. IM... .AI ..U • -MihUirirr ' - ' STAY WITH THE FOOT- BALL TEAM NANSEMOND HOTEL Ocean View, Virginia RIDABOCK CO. Established 1847 Pioneer Outfitters to the Military Have Always Been, As Now, " THE HOUSE OF QUALITY AT MODERATE PRICES " 65-67 Madison Ave. NEW YORK, N. Y. ROCKBRIDGE NATIONAL BANK LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA THE COUNTY S OLDEST AND LARGEST BANK PAUL M. PENICK, President JOHN L. CAMPBELL, Cashier and Trust Officer STONEWALL JACKSON CAFE Every Keydet in Barracks likes good food, well cooked, and reasonably priced. That is why so many come to the Stonewall Jackson Cafe for our famous dinners. We wish to please you at all times. Try us for that next meal! Main Street LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA CALDWELL-SITES COMPANY Booksellers, Stationers and General Office Outfitters SPORTING GOODS FOR EVERY SPORT ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 105 South Jefferson Street 8-10-12-14 West Salem Avenue Athletic Outfitters SCHOOL RINGS AND PINS PHILLIPS BROTHERS Incorporated 906 Main Street Lynchburg, Va. Athl etic Outfitters A G. SPALDING BROS. 717 14th Street, N. W. Washingto n, D. C. Fresh Seafood Southern Seafood Co. BALTIMORE, MD. » ja iiiithi.afc A.iJm. ' . .Mid. I ■■i-fi,. .«ti.ii ■ I, — Li. ,, .-y|y,m GORDON SALES COMPANY UNIFORMS AND ACCESSORIES Makers V. M. I. SHAKOS, ETC. 3-5-7 West 22nd Street NEW YORK, N. Y. AUGUSTA FRUIT AND PRODUCE CO. Incorporated WHOLESALE CONFECTIONERS Foreign and Domestic Fruit, Produce, Etc. STAUNTON, VIRGINIA V. M. I. Seal Jewelry MEDALS, TROPHIES FAVORS, CLASS RINGS i L. G. BALFOUR CO. ATTLEBORO, MASS. Jewel ers Stat ' tonen W. W. BOXLEY AND COMPANY Railroad Contractors TUNNEL AND HEAVY CONCRETE WORK Pioneer Producers of CRUSHED LIMESTONE All Modern Methods Quarries Located Pembroke, Va., Pounding Mill, Va., Blue Ridge, Va., on Norfolk and Western Railway. Boxley, Va., on Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Principal Office 711 BOXLEY BLDG. ROANOKE, VA. I Glove Kid Peanut Butter Robinson Crusoe Saltea Peanuts H. A. ROBINSON COMPANY Incorporated LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF A FRIEND COMPLIMENTS OF SMITH Dry Cleaning Works LEXINGTON, VA. SERVICE TO THE CADET CORPS OLD VIRGINIA Preserves, Jellies, Apple Butter and Mince Meat Superior in Quality OLD VIRGINIA PACKING COMPANY FRONT ROYAL, VIRGINIA THE DUTCH INN MRS. R. L. OWEN Best Food Best Service Best Accommodationj J. ED. DEAVER SONS fCann ana Globe Clothes Made to Order BOSTONIAN AND CROSBY SQUARE SHOES KNOX AND MALLORY HATS Phone 25 LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Compliments of JoKn P. Pettyjohn and Company Builders LYNCHBURG, VA. BE SURE TO STOP AND EAT AT Friaale s Restaurant " On the Square " HARRISONBURG, VA. Where All V. M. I. Athletic Teams Stop PINEWOOD TAVERN Baltimore Headquarters For V. M. I. Students STEAKS, CHOPS AND SEAFOOD Dancing Nightly From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. 27 West Baltimore Street BALTIMORE. MARYLAND WARNER BROS. New and Lyric Theatres RALPH DAVES, Manager LEXINGTON, VA. " The Road Always Uphill ' ARTHUR SILVER Agent for STETSON-D CUSTOM TAILORED CLOTHES ROBERT E. LEE BUILDING L. E. LICHFORD WHOLESALE GROCER FRUITS AND VEGETABLES Lynchburg, Va. The Keydets pictured above are among the frequent visitors at The Southern Inn. They, as many others, maintain that we serve better food and at reasonable prices. During intermission and after hops we are open for your convenience. Our hot sandwiches taste excellent late at night as well as other times. If you are desirous of eating foods which equal those at home, stop by and eat with us, especially on Sunday afternoon. SOUTHERN INN RESTAURANT Main Street Lexington, Va. V. M. I. Seal and Fraternity Jew elry Belts ana Souvenirs HAMRIC SMITH JEWELERS - LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA LYNCHBURG STEAM BAKERY LVNCHBLIRG, VIRGINIA BREAD. CAKES POTATO CHIPS DAILY SERVICE TO LEXINGTON Exclusive Wholesale Bakery ROYAL SCARLET the Sign of Quality. Whenever You Want the Finest Food Products in the World, Be Sure to Secure This One RELIABLE BRAND Established 1811 Food Products The sign oF Quality R. C. WILLIAMS CO. Incorporated NEW YORK COMPLETE VARIETY For Men at Morning-Mess A delicious cereal for every taste! There ' s Wheat: Flaked or Shredded. There ' s Rice: Crunchy bubbles ... so crisp they actually crackle in milk or cream. There ' s Corn: Toasted in tasty flakes. There ' s Wheat-and- Bran. And ALL-BRAN. Kellogg ' s Cereals please the men. Delicious with milk or cream. Extra good with fresh or canned fruit. Easy to digest. Nourishing. K. P. like Kellogg ' s Cereals. Ready-to-eat. No cooking. Easy to serve. The individual pack- ages won ' t spill . . . save bother and waste. Keep cereals fresh and crisp. Made by Kellogg in Battle Creek. HARRIS WOODSON CO. Iiicorporatid LYNCHBURG, VA. THE HOUSE OF SWEETS INSIGNIA BUTTONS ANH OTHER UNIFORM EQUIPMENT For over fifty years we have been manufacturing insignia and uniform equipment for the Army, Navy, Ma- rine Corps and other branches of thf Service. During these years we have also been called upon to assist in the develop- ment and manufacture of special de- vices, insignia, buttons and equipment for military schools and colleges. We shall be glad to assist in the cre- ation of special designs and will fur- nish sketches on request. Write for Our Catalog N. S. MEYER, INC. NEW YORK A Keydet s shoes must stand the wear and tear of drills, and still be smart looking for dress parades and Saturday inspections. That is why the Excelsior Shoe has been selected for the official uniform at the Virginia Military Institute A EXCELSIOR SHOE COMPANY PORTSMOUTH, OHIO IN LYNCHBURG IT ' S MILLNER ' S MEN ' S SHOP FOR SMART HABERDASHERY COMPLIMENTS OF SAM ZIMMERMAN Proprietor of V. M. I. REPAIR SHOP ADDRESSES OF THE CLASS OF 1935 Albert, J. F., 2236 Marge St., Alexandria, La. Akmiste.M), R. a., 401 7th Ave., S. W., Roanoke, Va. . knoli), E. T., 516 W. 27th St., Norfolk, Va. Arnold, T. St. J., Waverly, Va. . vKRV, T. J., 310 N. Meadow St., Richmond, ' a. Bagwell, V. P., [r., 511 S. Main St., Blackstone, Va. B.MLEV, E. P., 106 N. 6th St., Wilmington, N. C. Bell, L. E., Jr., Farmville, Va. BouENHEiM, E. H., 408 S. Fredonia St., Longview, Texas. Booth, L. E., 254 E. Second Ave., Roselle, X. J. Bowers, G. W., Whiteville, N. C. BoxLEV, W. C, Orange, Va. Brown, B. R., 2225 Forest St., Denver, Colo. Brown, C. A., Jr., 1804 Franklin Ave., Ports- mouth, Ohio. Burgess, J. J., 2300 Weatherbee St., Ft. Worth, Texas. Burton, C, Allen Ave., Hopewell, Va. Campbell, D. McK., 6405 Northumberland St., Pittsburgh, Pa. Carpenter, G. W., 306 E. Watauga Ave., John- son City, Tenn. Carper, H. F., 205 Broadway, S. Roanoke, Roa- noke, Va. Cavanaugh, F. B., 521 Willis St., Fredericks- burg, Va. Cavedo, W. H., 2600 Floyd Ave., Richmond, ' a. Chang, C. C, Kaifeng, Honan, China. Chang, I., Tsinyuan, Shansi, China, care Mili- tary Training Dept., Ranking, China. CiHLORESS, T- W., I4t7 Chapman Ave., Roanoke, Va. Clark, J. M., Marietta, Ohio. CosnON, W. B., 120 Chestnut St., Clarendon, ' a. CowARDiN, E. McA., 2ri5 Grove Ave., Rich- mond, Va. Craeton, H. C. Fountain Head Hgts., Hagers- town. Mil. Cranforr, J. R., 1356 Oak St., N. W., Washing- ton, D. C. CuRRENCE, W. W., 124 N. Chestnut St., Clarks- burg, W. Va. Dalton, H. M., Norton, Va. Davis, A. D., West Hill Road, Stamford, Conn. DeMeo, L. J., Box 29, Shrub Oak, N. Y. 1 ' )eppe, G. E., Delaware Ordnance Depot, Ped- ricktown, N. J. Derby, R. A., 916 Myrtle Ave., Albany, N. V. Downey, W. T., 1021 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. Elliott, R. G., Ill, 1701 Glynn Court, Detroit, Mich. Emory, W. W., Centerville, Md. English, J. P., 2917 Hanes Ave., Richmond, Va. Evans, R. W., 844 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, Va. Faries, D. T., Saint Davids, Pa. Ferrell, W. B.. 816 Blanton Ave., Richmond, Va. FoLTZ, A. M., Lexington, Va. Fort, G. E., Riverside Drive, Nashville, Tenn. Foster, L G., 5 Bachelor St., Lynn, Mass. Freeman, J. C, « Burtis St., Crarlock, Ports- mouth, ' a. ADDRESSES OF THE CLASS OF 1935 Fkkkm.w, J. Tm 74 lluiiin Rncul, UfllcniM-, I.nnn Islaiul, N. V. Frost, C. C, 437 Depot Ave., Hampton, Va., W. v., Ill Huron Ave., LynchlnirK, ' n. Grastv, J. S., Jr., Universitv Place, Uiuversit . Va. H.WCOCK, C. W., 238 Woodland Ave., I.yneli- biirg, Va. H.XNSFORR, V. N., College St., HarnulslHirt;, K . H. Rio v, F. H., Lexington, ' a. Harris, A. T., Jr., 3301 Dill Road, Richmond, Va. Headslev, G. R., Caliao, Va. Hicks, J. L., 2201 Stewart Ave., Richmond, ' a. High, F. V., S03 Grandin Road, Roanoke, ' a. Hoi.t, W. C, 107 Cypress Ave.. Greensboro, N. C. Humphreys, J. W., 4600 Cary St., Richmond, ' a. Jordan, J. E., Jr., R. F. D. No. 4, Petersbnrg, ' a. Jordan, O. E., 2519 Janison Blvd., Haltimore, Md. Joseph, E. B., i Woodward Ave., Mmitgomerv, Ala. Kelly, F. LeN., City Point Inn, Hopewell, Va. Kennedy, J. W., 2425 Calder Ave., Beaumont, Texas. Kirks, R. F., R. F. D. No. 4. Petersburg, Va. Knight, L. C, 51 Washington Terrace, Alex- andria, Va. Kui.P, T. M., 229 7th Ave., Roanoke, ' a. Law, E. a., Bartow, Fla. List, W. C, 1792 S. W. nth St., Miami, Fla. Little, J. R., Jr., 3109 Cathedral Ave., N. W., Washington, D. C. Lord, J. H., 3937 Henry Road, Philadelphia, Pa. LORENTZEN, J. N., 911 Cincinnati Road, El Paso, Texas. Lowe, C. M., 35S Maple Drive, Charleston, W. Va. Luckett, H. D., Jr., 911 Brandon Ave., Norfolk, Va. Major, W. F., 2421 Hanover Ave., Richmond, Va. Martens, H. W., 615 Providence St., Albanv, X. Y. McClunc, O. H., Jr., Lexington, ' a. McKiEBEN, S. H., 801 4th St., N. Charleroi, Pa. McMiLLiN, D. S., 3837 Normandy Ave., Ilallas, Texas. Meem, J. C, n. Hotel Granada, Brooklyn, N. V. Mitchell, R. L., P. O. Box 23 , Camp Douglas, Wis. Moore, W. R., Red Hill, Lexington, Va. Morgan, G. D., Iris Lane, Westhampton, Rich- mond, Va. Newman, J. A., 4324 S. Lookout Ave., Little Rock, Ark. NUSSEY, E. L., 140 Orleans Circle, Norfolk, ' a. O.ATi.EY, C. W., 33 Arleigh Road, Great Neck, Long Island, N. V. O ' Hara, R. G., R. F. D. No. 5, Alexandria, Va. O ' RiORDAN, C. F., 2523 Grace St., Richmond, ' a. Parker, J. C, Dendrum, Va. Parks, E. P., Onancock, Va. Parsons, S. W., Cape Charles, Va. P.MTERSON, W. T-, Mavville, N. Y. Penn, T. G., Abingdon, Va. Petfrs, it. W., .Appalachia, Va. THE MAYFLOWER INN Excellent Rooms and Meals at Reasonable Prices ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PRIVATE PARTIES LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA BOLEY ' S BOOK STORE LEXINGTON, VA. QUALITY STATIONERY CURRENT FICTION POPULAR REPRINTS GIFT NOVELTIES •rc j? ROBERT E. LEE HOTEL PRIVATE DINING ROOMS BANQUETS DINNER PARTIES SIMMONS BEAUTY REST MATTRESSES Molloy-Made Cover quality is still serving the best books in the land — just as it did in the pioneer days of the modern yearbook. The cover on this volume is a physical ex- pression of that fine quality and workman- ship which the Molloy trade-mark has always symbolized. Tke David J. Molloy Plant 2857 North Western Ave. Chicago. III. FOR A COMFORTABLE, QUICK AND SAFE TAXI SERVICE, WITH A RADIO, CALL " PETE " PHONE 265 LEXINGTON, VA. ADDRESSES OF THE CLASS OF 1935 I ' lin.i ' UJT, J. R., Lt-xiiigton, N. C. I ' RiCR, O. T., Bealetoii, Va. OiiGi.EV, T. T., 2224 Palm Ave., New Orleans, La. Raskin, E. C, 5 Amiss Ave., Luray, ' a. Rawlincs, V. v., Capron, Va. Rkn -, E. H., 1 107 Spottswood Ave.. Norfolk, ' a. Kii.KV, T. F., 512 ColUcello St., HarriMirihur-, Va. Rdscii, V., 6 Lyons Place, White Plains, ' a. Rii.ASD, T. S., 34th St., Virginia Heach, Va. SiiJLPP, C. F., II . 604 Mercer St., Albany, N. Y. SiiHRMAN ' , J. C, 325 57th St., Newport News, ' a. Si.RDGE, T. " D., Whiteville, N. C. SMnii, C. H., Lexington, ' a. S inii I. IL, 2121 C5reenwood Road, Rirliniond, ' a. SMrrii, S. P., 1701 Virginia St., Charleston, W, Va. Snapp, a. |.. 417 Wellington Ave., Roanoke, ' a. SrtwART, H. M., N. Augusta St., Staunton, ' a. Strange, E. B., Ill, Gordonsville, Ya. Telfair, E. H., 5 Washington Road, Wilming- ton, Ohio. 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COMPLIMENTS OF A FRIEND SUCCESSFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT o It is with great pride that we look at this most outstanding annual in the South. Every photograph in this 1935 Bomb has been made by our highly trained Staff, whose specialty is School and College annual photog- raphy. Schools like Yale, Smith, Amherst, Wesleyan, Pennsylvania and a great number of others, who are anxious for the very best at a reason- able price, have selected us to do their photography. You, too, can have the same type of photography in your annual bv getting in touch with us. Our representative will gladlv go over the details with you. There is no obligation on your part for this service. It is only proper at this time to express our sincere appreciation to Mr. W. C. Holt, Editor-in-Chief, and Mr. J. C. Meem II, Business Manager, and to the rest of the Staff for their untiring efforts and co-operation which made this success possible. While in New Haven, visit our Studio there. iV Z AMSKT STUDIO Incorporated 902 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, Pa. Yale Record Building New Haven, Conn. N successfully fulfilling itie requirements of the modern College Annual Staff we have combined a comprehensive and systematic servicing program with that high standard of quality so essential in the production of fine yearbooks. Lynchburg engraved annuals are built by an organization specialiiing on school annuals exclusively, there- by assuring each staff of the personal and in- telligent assistance so necessary in the planning and designing of a truly satisfactory book. LYNCHBURG ENGRAVING ■COMPANY- LYNCHBURG • VIRGINIA C uidUA af Cf rtttiA- nniud - THIS BOOK PRINTED BY Ihe WORLD ' S LARGEST PUBLISHERS OF CO LLEG E ANNUALS ENSOPJ " iPRINTING CO.] NASHVILLE TENN COLLEGE ANN13AL HEADOtVARTERS io M ' llQuauiunyoi man: nip Jupeuoi ( xfcn iOn - ha ' t ).tca ' G 4 Final Word . . . To the Class of 1935, V. 3Vl. 1. OOK around you. and say farewell to those cold, stern barracks — your home; farewell to House Mountain, to the rolling hills which surround Soon you ' ll be gone from this place, some of you never to return. But before vou go, be thankful to the mother of men who has taken your youthful mmd and moulded it into ma- turity, steeled you for the shocks of life .... As you leave, some of you to the far corners of the earth, remember to keep that intangible something known only to those who have worn the gray — the Spirit — alive and burn- ing. There are alumni clubs in most of our larger cities — join the one closest to you. The . oW. I. oAlumni oAssociation Lexington, Virginia John C. Hagan, " 21, care Mason Hagan, Richmond, Va. President James S. Easlei ' , ' 04, Halifax, Va. Vice-Presulenl Frank L. Summers, ' 22, Y. M. I., Lexington, Va. , Secretary Major R. S. Marshall. Lexington, Va. Treasurer ACTIVE CHAPTERS Albany V. M. L Alumni Association: Lynchburg V. M. L Alumni Association: Si(i,l,iry. HiNKN . . WisK, 27, 3 Elk St. Srcniiiry. E, H. Hancock, ' 08, 1602 Allli-il Atlanta V. M. L Alumni Association: " " BuildinR. Siirflary. RontRT Shei.i.kv, ' 36, 1066 Pied- New YoRK V. M. L AlumNI ASSOCIATION: moiit Avenue, Apartment 18. v ,■■ „■,, i? -r iit„. i . ' Ski I Idly, t. I. Morris, Jr., zh, care iif Baltimore V. M. L Alumni Association: U ' cstiiiKhouse Cn., 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Snrriary. . Cnk.wes Morrison, ' 25, care of Norfolk Portsmouth V. M I Alumni Maryland Casualty Co. . Association: Blueeield, W. Va. S. W. Va. V. M. L snn-tary. E■n AR„ T. Casok, ■30. 3,, West Alumni Association: iSth Street. Srcretiuy, J. Cj. IUs ' ier, ' z=,. Pounding Mill, r cTcr,co,,n f A T a yir ,-,;-., " ' t ETERSBURG V. M. L Alumni Association: „ ,, ,. T , , • ' ' ' ' i " y, CiiAs. L. Wiii.s, ■31, II South Charleston V. M. I. Alumni Associa- Adams Street. ™ ' ' . „ „ . ,. . Philadelphia V. M. L Alumni Associa- Siirrtary. T. R. Ratrii:, 31, is3; Quarner Street. ™N: n 7 n i T A A Sfcnlaiy, T. 1. Schwinhart, ' 29, 51 Prince LhaRLOTTE v. M. 1. Alumni Association: Street, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania Srcrelary, [ames C. Leech, ' 21, P. O. Box _ 1375. " Richmond V. M. L Alumni Association: Chicago V. M. L Alumni Association: ' " ' J ' yi ? " " „f ' ' - " " - ' o ' . .f - ' ' ' ■ • ' Virginia Electric Poyver Co. Secretary, Taliaferro Mii.rov, ' g;. 4A13 South Avenue Boulevard. RoANOKE V. M. L AlumNI ASSOCIATION: Cleveland V. M. L Alumni Association: Seeretary, Watsov P. Gooch, -24, care of ., , T T- XT • -n • I " ' " ' ■ Roanoke Times. " Seireliiry, J. E. Neviv, id, 530 I erminal ' l ' " " er. Staunton V. M. L Alumni Association: Danville Southside V. M. L Alumni Seereiary, Hir.u B. Rice, 23, P. O. Box Association: 7 " ' Lexmgton, Virginia. Seereiary. V. R. FcT.IER, ' 32, Moinit Vernon SuFFOLK V. M. L AlumNI ASSOCIATION: -Vveiiue. Seereiary. ' a Sessions, 27, care ' irginia Fredericksburg V. M. L Alumni Associa- Electric PoNver Company. tion: St. Louis V. M. L Alumni Association: Seereiary. Lem W. Houston, ' 29, care of Seereiary, Jack Sui iieri.anii, ' 26. Railway ■ ' The FrLC Lance-Star. " Exchange Building. Fort Worth V. M. L Alumni Associa- Tampa ' . M. L Association: tion: Seereiary. Richard Ci ewis, ' 33. ' 310 Madison Seereiary. CiiiRERi Sviiiii, 25, S20 Penn St. Street. Hampton Newport News V. M. L Washington V. M. L Alumni Associa- Alumni Association: tion: Secretary. John R. Vaughan, ' 29, 421 Depot Secretary. Ernest H. Daniels, 29, 21 11 i9tli Avenue, Hampton. Street. y he attempt has been made to present to the Corps of Cadets a Bomb that is different. Only those things that were an integral part of the Institute are included. We have done what we conscientiously felt was for the bet- terment of the book- Quite a few changes were made, some new features added, some old oties discarded, all done in the effort to present a true pictorial review of the year 1934-33 at V. M. I. We hope that you will accept this Bomb with such a point of view in mind. As a parting word we would like to take this oppor- tunity to thank Mr. Bill Daniel of the Benson Printing Co., Mr. Len Glover of the Lynchburg Engraving Co., Mr. H. Zamsky of the Z.imsky Studios, the Staffs, and all the members of the Corps for their hearty co-opera- tion in publishing the 1933 Bomb. W. C. Holt, Editor. J. C. Meem II, Business Manager. . 5% -.. W.-, . ns ' iip l v ' iS 5| ' - ' M m - ■t m . y-,:. ; ' '

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