Virginia Military Institute - Bomb Yearbook (Lexington, VA)

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I I m .,.,-r. Wl . ' wSSIU x i il] %m.f i ml ' ' : EX LI B Rl S 7 BOMB 9 3 L. POWELL, Jr. Editor B. H. POWELL, IV Business Manager :P nA OF THE COKPS OF CADETS yiKGINiA MILITAKY INSTITUTE ) D E D x C A T I N The Virginia Military Institute is the product of the ef- forts of many men. Outstanding builders there have been, and brilliant leaders, in her history. .{- More than to the genius of any individual or group of individuals, how- ever, V. M. I. owes her position today to the thousands of her sons who have toiled and fought under her colors m peace and in war. 4 The Corps of Cadets is different in personnel each year, yet the Corps itself is the most con- stant thing at V. M. I. It carries on with the same matchless morale, the very real intangibility we know as the " Spirit, " as it has always done, k It is to the Corps of Cadets, and to each man that has been part of it in its splendid long career, that this volume is gratefully dedicated. i s ne V. Jyi. I. of glorious history is widely known tnrougnout the land. Yet the Institute has another aspect, not so familiar to those luho have not served her. It is the aim of this book to present the V. yV7. . of the cadet. P Pt E FACE L% Mi ' :» Z „u ' iiif(W THE WASHINGTON ARCH. BUILT IN 1850, IS THE CENTER OF BARRACKS LIFE. EVERY CADET, PAST AND PRESENT. HAS PASSED THROUGH THIS PORTAL COUNTLESS TIMES IN THE COURSE OF HIS DAYS AT THE INSTITUTE. TO HIM. THERE IS NO MORE FAMILIAR OR MORE SIGNIFICANT SPOT IN THE WHOLE OF VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE. AA CONTENTS Book One . The Institute Book T )o . . The Classes Book Three .... MILITARY Book Four Athletics Book Five Activities BOOK ONE N STITUTE mi ii ' i i- ar VIEWS jtouoon s C yYaskitKjlon. f Vircjinia yyiournin(j Jter Jjeao ScottSkipp 3iaL[ ■■ - ' " ' ' " illh ' rilHiftMfti[ll " ' rTitfi " wnn- il ackion Jackson Ofrck ii «!j[!»W ' j Lj % « ' ' ijrom KoHislibujion Ofrck K CMlneiij- our 3iail " ' m:- 1 HIS EXCELLENCY GEORGE C. PEERY, GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA Commander-in-Chief The history of V. M. I. has always been closely linked with that of the State of Virginia. As a state school, the Institute has the Governor of Virginia as its head. For the past two years, V. M. I. has been fortunate in having this position of Commander-in-Chief held by Governor George C. Peery. During his tenure of office. Governor Peery has often evinced his friend- ship for the Institute, and this feeling is reciprocated by the honor in which V. M. I. holds him. Governor Peery has had a distinguished career characterized by his devo- tion to public service, both in the State of Virginia, and in the Congress of the United States. A man of the finest qualities, V. M. I. is proud of her association with him. MAJOR-GENERAL JOHN A. LEJEUNE Superintendent Since 1929, the office of Superintendent has been most capably admin- istered by Major General John A. Lejeune, United States Marine Corps, retired. As a soldier. General Lejeune received just acclaim as one of the out- standing military leaders of the late Great War. As Superintendent, he has carried on with the same spirit and ability, and his service here has been impressive — one of great benefit to the school and of splendid example to those who have served as cadets under him. Fifth in the succession of V. M. I. superintendents, General Lejeune has an illustrious precedent. Commanding, as he does, the enthusiastic support of his subordinates and associates, his character will greatly enhance it. K )«ri ' ROBERT W MASSIE THE BOARD OF VISITORS Robert W. Massie, President Lynchburg, Va. Lewis E. Steele, Secretary Lexington, Va. Members W. W. Boxley Roanoke, Va. William H. Cocke Claremont, Va. GoLDSBOROUGH Serpell Norfolk, Va. Joseph Button Richmond, Va. S. King Funkhouser Roanoke, Va. Harry H. Holt Hampton, Va. Lawrence W. Peyton Staunton, Va. Alexander F. Ryland Richmond, Va. Members of the Board Ex-Officio S. Gardner Walker, Adjutant General of Virginia Richmond, Va. Sydney B. Hall. Snp ' t of Public Instruction Richmond, Va. F A C LI L T y DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING COLONEL R. A. MARR R. N. ACKERLV J. B. Adams O. H. Adams J. A. BOTT A. A. C. BUFFALANO R. E, Coleman J. J. CuRLEV, Jr. R. S. DODSON, Jr. R. B. Douglas D. 0. Duncan J. H. Earle, Jr. J. H. East First Class J. A. GULANELLA, Jr. C. M. Hunter J. H. Keller L. E. Keves J. A. List G. B. Luck R. H. Martin S. L. McMiLLiN S. R. McRorie L MiCHELSON LL C. Mitchell W. H. Oclesbv A. F. Penzoi.d, Jr. C. H. Pettyjohm S. T. Potts, Jr. F. M. Raffo W. T. RisoN C. W. RovCE E. C. RUCKER R. A. Segarra A. C. Sizer H. G. Tayloe, Jr. J. Tyler, Jr. A. T. White C. V. Willoughby A. H. Witt, Jr. J. B. Cabell W. P. Clark J. C. Crim A. C. Darden, Jr. S. P. Davalos S. R. Deuey R. A. Farley A. C. Freeman, J. P. Gayle, Jr. J. B. Gregory C. F. Grigg, Jr. Second Class D. C. Hastings D. L. Henderson T. E. Jenks, Jr. J. W. Jetton, Jr. J. E. Johnston L. E. King W. W. Lewis J. N. Major R. G. Mueller, Jr W. H. Noxvlin, Jr. L. E. Ofenstein L. B. O ' Hara H. S. Read C. C. Richardson J. H. Sherrard, IV. E. F. Tate, Jr. W. D. Taylor H. L. Threadcraft, Jr. L. B. Way, Jr. C. B. White B. R. Whittle L. R. Williams The Civil Engineering course is the oldest at the Institute, and is the largest in point of enrollment. The course, as given at V. M. I., is a broad one, covering most of the phases of civil engineering, and being designed to fit the graduate for a successful business life as well. A large portion of the Nichols Engineering Building is given over to the classrooms, laboratories, and drawing academies of the department, which are modern and well-equipped. The students have access to an engineering library of standard works and periodicals, and frequent field trips are made to nearby engineering projects in order that the men may have the opportunity of gaining practical knowledge in addition to their instruction at the school. There is a student branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers at the school, to which all students of the department belong. The activity of the chapter continues throughout the academic year, holding meetings monthly. Each of the members speaks at least once during the year on some engineering topic, and there are frequent guest speakers who have attained prominence in some branch of the science. Delegates are sent to sectional meetings of the student and professional chapters. The work of the V. M. I. chapter serves the double purpose of giving useful informa- tion, and of creating an interest in civil engineering as a profession. T.HE HEALTH FVL ANQ-PUASANT ABODE OF A C8.0 D OF HONOILABLE YOVTH: PS.ESSINC V ' PTHE HILL Of SCIENCE « ' ITH NOBLE EMVLATICN A GPJvTIFYING SPECTACLE AN HONOR TO OVR COVNTR.Y AN D OVR STATE OBJECTS Of HONEST PR-IDE TO THEIR. INSTR.VCTOR.S AND FAIS. SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR. NATIVE STATE ' PROVD OF HER. FAME-AND RLADY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL V JSS. ' ai ' -l " XJ , -1 L_» -w - i ' J« ' M ' ' ' DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COLONEL S. W. ANDERSON First Class c L. Burleigh, R. J. H. James N M. OSBORKE, IV. J- J. H. D, Culpepper, deButts JK- R. B. Macgurn M. B. Marshall, Jr. L. J. Powell, Jr. C. Staples R. C. Horse, Jr. H. S. Massif J. N. Maxev E. G. S. Maxwell Second Class H C. Woodhouse, Jr . s COVINGTOK H. M ;Leod T. r. Farle W. H Moore R. B. Helfri ch c;. a. C. H. Phipps, Jr. Phillips The Department of Electrical Engineering has been in existence as such since 1898, and has attained a wide prominence through the value of its curriculum. The course is designed to impress the fundamental concepts of the subject which underlie all the applications of electrical engineering. The course includes instruction in electrical, heat, and mechanical engineer- ing subjects, so that the student mav learn the inter-relation between these subjects, as well as gain sufficient knowledge to enable him to enter any of the three fields. The instruction is practical as well as theoretical, and the department maintains large dynamo, measurements, and heat laboratories in the Edward West Nichols Engineering Hall. These are equipped to give opportunity for the student to perform actual work of the type he is likely to find in pro- fessional life, and to obtain a workmg knowledge of the practices studied in the classroom. To extend the course, all cadets of the Electrical Department are mem- bers of the Student Chapter of the American Society of Electrical Engineers, and there are both student and guest speakers at its monthly meetings. Beginning with the fall of 1936, the department is to enlarge itself by providing optional courses so that men may elect to study either a practical management course or the present general one. f!; I SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE PR.OVD OFHER.-FAME AND READY INEVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO- VINDICATE- HER HONOR OR DEFEND HER- RIGHTS SRESTON __ fS DEPARTMENT OF LIBERAL ARTS COLONEL W. M. HUNLEY bA FiR.ST Cl. s.s M B. Bair A. I. Ginsberg H. E. Robinson C. L. Banks J. T. Hale, Jr. J. H. Sapp G M. Brooke, Jr. H. H. HlGHTOWER W. M. Seav D. R. CONTE V. R. Hills C. D. Stegman R. M. CUNMSCIIAM, Jr. V. H. HOOFN.AGLE D. A. Thoma s t M. DeCamps W. G. Kellogg, Jr. J. H. T. McConkell A. W. Neal, Jr. B. H. Powell, Jr. Second Cl.ass R. E. TowNE H P. Carrington ' , Jr. W. U. Kennon V. P. Rii.Ev H. C. COTHRON- G. 0. Lee, Jr. L H. SCL.UER, Jr. L. H. Dressler, Jr. J. LeMasurier, Jr. H. C. Sheffev C. F. Franz E. M. Long W. W. TowNES, Jr. C. B. GooLRiCK, Jr. J. J. MCEVEETV J. R. Tucker, Jr. T. A. HOTCHKISS F. H. McNeal G. P. Valliant E. R. Jones G. R. Mitchell J. W. S. Wise W M. Kane J. B. MUNDV A. M. Parmenter, Jr. U. M. Pasco C. A. Pritchett, Jr. V. H. Zimmerman Although V. M. I. is often considered as a technical school, the Depart- ment of Liberal Arts is a large one, offering a well-rounded cultural educa- tion to the cadets who elect to take it. Despite its comparative youth (or- ganized in 1912), the department is highly esteemed by educators. It was established in order that men not inclined to technical training might have their opportunity at V. M. I., and its graduates are successfully engaged in the practice of law, business administration, teaching, and a great many other fields. The course serves as a valuable cultural foundation to any work which might be followed after its completion. The curriculum embodies training in literature, languages, history, and the social sciences. Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology are given to the department ' s students, and the First Classmen of all courses take a year of Economics, and a course of practical Public Speaking under the Liberal Arts instructors, so that they may have the benefits of two subjects very necessary to all business and professional men. The V. M. L Library has an especial connection with the Liberal Arts, although it is extensively used by all cadets at the Institute. With more than 43,000 volumes, it provides a source of reference and cultural benefit which renders it indispensable to the needs of the department, and all men are urged to make the maximum use of it. THE HEALTHFVL A ;D• PiE ACANT ABODE OF A CKOWD Of HOHQS J: Ll. YOVTHS PP.ES5ING VP-THE HIU GF-SCIENCE WITH NOBLE EMVLATION A GFLATIFYIMGiPECTACLE AN HONOR. TC ■ 0VP.COVNTR.Y-AND OVR. STATE OBJECTS Of HONEST PP.iDEtO THEIR. iNSTRYCTCU AND- FAIR. SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS .ATTACHED TO THEIR. NATIVE ■ STATE PROVD OF HEP. -fAME AND P-EADY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY COLONEL W. O. SWAN First Class w . H. Atkins, Jr. N. L. Cavedo M A. Mullen R. R. Bearden, Jr. A. F. Clark V R. O ' Brien A. C. Beverley R. G. Crump D. B. Thrift A. P. Booker R. W. H. Gentry S. J. Weilman R. W. Bovu W. H. KlRKPATRICK J. Y. Mason, Jr. R. " b. Willis Pre-Medkal G. H. CuRFMAN, Jr. R. J. Scott J. B. Hackley. Jr. J. L. Sinclair, Jr. J. M. Willis, Jr. H. Adams, Jr. T. V. Brooke W. S. Church W. E. Clark, Jr. J. V. Edge J. P. Ferrev Secon ' d Cl.ass J. C. O. Harris C. S. Hunter H. G. Johnston, Jr. D. J. W. W. Land J. W. Patteson T. N. Pollard S. S. Smith. Jr. R. W. Tetzlaff E. S. Wilson, Jr. y. W. Wilson . H. Worth J. A. Zimmerman, S. T. Adams R. T. CORBELL, Jr, J. L. Couper R. J. Eastham Pre-Medical W. H. Pickett D. Pritchett K. B. Robinson J. I. Ruff C. L. Sinclair R. H. Taylor F. H. Travis, Jr. C. W. White The Department of Chemistry was estabHshed in 1842, and it is a matter of interest that " Stonewall " Jackson taught in it during his long connection with the Institute. In accordance with the V. M. I. principles of instruction the lecture course is augmented with recitation and laboratory work. The department is housed in Maury-Brooke Hall, which it occupies entirely, and has one laboratory in Richardson Hall nearby. The laboratories are new, having been rebuilt completely in 1934. Included in the course are biology, geology, mineralogy, and industrial, physical, and organic chemistry, so as to fit the graduate for practically any field of endeavor along the chemical line. The success of the graduates in any of these phases speaks well for the character and quality of the instruction. As an outgrowth of the Chemistry Department, the Pre-Medical course has developed to a great extent, attracting a number of students each year who desire to prepare themselves for the study of medicine. The curriculum follows the regular chemistry course to the extent in which it is valuable as a medical preparation, and has other subjects introduced as necessary. In place of the mineralogy, industrial, and physical chemistries pursued by the regular chemistry men, the Pre-Medical students study psychology, anatomy, and foreign language, as are generally given in such curricula. the healthfvl anii--pleasant abode of a crowd of hcnor.abu yo ' th: pRxSsinc vp-thehiu of science with noble emvlation a gratifying spectacu " an honor to ovr covntry and ovr. state objects of ' honest pf.1j5e to theip. instrvctors and- fair specimens of- citizen soldiers attached to their native state provd of her-fame and p.eady in evep.y time of deepest peril to viiidicate hep. honor_dr defend her richts :;«J - BOOK TWO CLASSES K U T » . .aCfl - L .O - -S irJiii ' x A ,. ail! — -wTMBHilliiWir V Ij - FIRST CLASS HISTORY Custom seems to indicate that such a history as this should be written as a class approaches finals and the entire content written in the present tense, but who has forgotten those high lights of our life in four short ears; instead it is a rec- ord we can look at in after years, and refresh our golden memories. September 5, 1932 — We canic, ■little-hig-shots, " to V. M. I. Fresh from high school and prep schools we came — to hear old cadets tell us that they hadn ' t ever heard of our old alma mater, no matter its size or importance to us. Do you remember how quickly we learned that the most important rule in the game seemed to be that the men that ranked you were always right? And everyone ranked us, didn ' t they? That first dav was a nightmare, wasn ' t it? Those stiff gra rooms weren ' t any help to our pangs of home- sickness, and the many new things seemed to pile on top of each other so fast that we began to wonder if the " nightmare " would ever end. As we shined shoes, shined brass — ours and old cadets — cleaned rifles and drilled under the hot- test sun most of us had ever seen, we began to feel some peculiar thing that drew us together. " Misery loves company " — perhaps, but don ' t vou believe it was the first signs of that golden some- thing — the Brother Rat spirit? For some of us the haze cleared more quickly than for others, but by the time we took our first Corps trip we had learned what the bugle calls were and didn ' t " step-off " every time the drum beat, or the bugle blew. Remember those trips? Norfolk is quite a town, isn ' t it? You can admit it now, for the Brother Rats from Norfolk prob- ably won ' t hear you. Christmas — ! Every man to his own story, but there were some real affairs pulled off in ten short days, weren ' t there? Did barracks ever look any older and unattractive than on the day you returned from that first Christmas furlough ? E,xams found some of the Brother Rats leaving our ranks. Did you lose a room-mate? But these exams marked the halfway mark, and we soon began to realize we were becoming an in- tegral part of V. M. I. Then when we elected our officers we made the first attack on custom. Our officers were to serve one year and then a new election would be held. We had the form of a class, then, but only had to wait for that golden time — Finals — to become a class in reality. Finals — memories flock hack, don ' t they? Re- lease from the rat system, beautiful girls, sweet music in ' 9+ Hall, proud parents, our friends in the First Class who were leaving, Billv and Ton playing " Home, Sweet Home, " our Brother Rats being promoted — memories of a happy time. We felt pretty big when we returned as Third Classmen, didn ' t we? What became of the Brother Rats that didn ' t return? We really put the Rats on that drill situation, or did we? We soon found some of the Brother Rats becoming power houses at the neighboring girls ' schools. Remember those Sundays we basked in the sweet sunshine of those fair smiles? Then came the crowning stroke of military genius — the Midnight March of ' 36. Funny now, isn ' t it? When our pins came we had the prelude to that great event, the Ring Figure. We soon found we were just Rats out of the Rat line and that B. D. ' s calculus classes were pretty stiff going. Finals soon dawned again and we found, as far as privileges go, we had advanced to a stage where we coidd walk in the road and some of us were to be sergeants. The memories of our Second Class year seem to revolve around that greatest event in a ca- det ' s life — the Ring Figure. Did your knees shake when you came out of that arch? That was the best dance of all, wasn ' t it? What be- came of the Ring Figure date? The many new duties of a Second Classman occupied a lot of our time. The Second Class Finance Committee didn ' t exactly make money hand over fist, did it? Remember that Second Class Show, " Step Off " ? The House Mountain Bnvs were a riot weren ' t they? First Classmen. It wouldn ' t he bad if every ear had the privileges of a First Classman. Week ends. F. C. P. Paletots, Mess Jackets and the power and glory of the position. Didn ' t it seem funny to see our Brother Rat as Regimental Commander, others as Battalion Commanders, Captains, Lieutenants, O. D. ' s, O. G. ' s. Really big dogs then, weren ' t we? Who did win that O. D.-O. G. football game, anyway? Both cap- tains claimed a moral victory, but the score seemed to indicate an even battle — 0-0. Ho- v about those week-ends? Vou couldn ' t ask for much more, could you? Again Finals — how much more it meant that year than before. It seemed as if we had to croAvd every ininute full of some acti ' ity to get the benefit of those last hours together. Did vou ever feel more blue, or sorrv for vourself, than when the Nvnrds of " Auld Lang Syne " rang in Memories of four years at V. M. I.— others are conjured up by these — all of them a record of four years together — a record written on mind and heart. May it never grow dim! Ljlass of OFFICERS President R. S. Dodson, Jr. Vice-President J- H. Culpepper Historian A. T. McD. White ■K ■■■■■ i-,ai H H 1 r « 35 V- tf - " v V 4 g .vs-- ' s Ks. ,- Robert Nelson Ackerly " NELLIE, " " CORN-IIEAI) " LVNCHBLRG, VlRClMA Itiuhelor of Science in Civil Enc,inccr- tncj Ca ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Class — Sergeant, Company A; Basketball; Tract; Monogram Club; Cadet Stag; Hop Committee; A. S. C. E. Ilass — Second Lieutei Basketball; Track; C dcl Staff; Vice-Pre mitlee; A. S. C. E. ant. Company A; Monogram Club; idem of Hop Com- From over the mountain came " Nellie, " destined from the first to become one of the most active and best-liked of the men of ' 36. Combining a natural all-around ability with a deter- mination to accomplish all that he undertakes, he has become a monogram man, Vice-President of the Hop Committee, ca- det officer; and need we go further than to say that he is a vital part of our class? He came to V. M. I. as a rat with the rest of us; he saw his way ahead; and he conquered the difficulties with the ease of a natural leader. " Corn-head " has made a place for himself in the hearts of his brother-rats with his keen humor, carefree spirit, and charm- ing personality. The trail of broken hearts left in his wake tell of his prowess in that field, and very seldom has he missed a Sunday excursion to Sweet Briar to woo the fair. It is with deep regret that we must bid good-bye to a fine gentleman and real brother-rat. John Buchanan Adams " J. B., " " JOHNNV " ruE Plains, Virginia Radirlor of Science in Cifil Enc ineering Infantry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS ra Class— Private. Companv B; Northern Vii Class — Sergeant, Company B; Acadei Stars; Treasurer Second Class Fina Committee; Assistant Manager Baseb Vice- President Northern Virginia CI Assistant Business Manager Dram Club; Assistant Business Manager Sec. Class Show, Class— Battalion Adjutant; Academic St Treasurer Hop Committee; Advert.s Manager Bomb; Manager Baseball; Pr dent Northern Virginia Club, Step back, please! Introducing our own Prince Charm- ing, lady killer-extraordinary. Such is the fame our dear " J. B. " has won in the hearts of the fair sex at Sweet Briar and Hollins. He stepped out his last year in a big way, and there seems to be no stopping him. But these are mere accessories added to the laurels which already distinguish our hero. As a Third Classman, he showed he was a hard worker and diligent student by winning a high academic stand; since then he has justly deserved to be called a " brow. " Likewise, in the military line he has risen like a comet until he is now S-1 of the First Batt. In many other fields his hard work has played a prom- inent part. Those who penetrate his official bearing will know that they have met a man. Jolly when there is fun, serious when necessary, we find he embodies many qualities which will stand him in good stead in his career. Oscar Hunter Adams " bimble " Vienna, Virginia Rai ulor of Sdnue in Ck ' il Eni ineer- iiiff Infantry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Class— Color Sergeant; A. S. C. E. In " Bimble " we have one boy that seems destined to go far in his chosen field — that of engineering. For four years his attentions have been centered on his work with the diploma as a goal. During the past year, however, the work has been doubled with the appearance of some local talent that seems to be occupying all his spare time. " Bimble " has received plenty of " riding " as he comes back up to the Washington Arch each night, and there have been many queries as to how it can take so long for one man to say good-night! But who wouldn ' t stand a bit of ribbing now and then to see the one and only each night? Oscar is a likeable chap, with his good nature and his easy- going manner of life. In the military organization, he has al- ways been near the top, and has spent some of his time in those little things that are rather necessary to gain the favorable at- tention of his superiors. Best of luck, " Bimble, " we ' re all with you! Wade Hampton Atkins, Jr. " HANK, " " llW AKl ' " Cos SUM SMM.I , I ' l S SM. AM A liadu ' lor of Sd.ii,, ' in Ch.-mistry Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— Private. Companv D; Rjt Wrest ling; Orchestra; Second Class Show; Yan- kee Club. 1st Class— Private, Company D; Director o( Orchestta; Second Class Show; V. A. S.; O. G. A fine musician and a " right guy, " " Hank " Atkins came from Pennsylvania to swell the ranks of " 36. His talent for " tickling the ivory " was discovered early in his cadet career, and for the ensuing four years this pianist par excellence has held a position in the V. M. I. Commanders, During his last two years he has been director of that organization and is direct- ly responsible for much of the fame and success that it has received. Being short of stature, " Hank " was placed in D Company, where he has remained for four years — an object of honest pride to the clean-sleeves. " Hank ' s " military aspirations never gave him a great deal of concern, he has remained happy-go- lucky and unworried throughout his cadetship. However, like the real man he is, he knows when and how to be serious as the occasion demands. As a chemist, " the Dwarf " has worked hard and unremittingly for his degree, and now that he has it, it ' s hard to see how anything can stop him from whatever goal he has set. More power to you, " Hank " ! Marlin Baker Bair " maxie " Goi.DSBORO (Etters, P.O.), Penna. Liberal Arts Infantry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Class — Corporal. Company B; Monogram in Track; Monograi ball; Yankee Club; Monograrr Football; 1 in Base- Club. 1 Class — Q. M. Sergeant, Company Vice.President Athletic Association; 1 Team; Football; Monogram in Base Second Class Finance Committee; Ya Club; Monogram Club. Class — Captain, Company B; Presi Athletic Association; Monogram Football; Captain Baseball; Hop Com tee; Yankee Club; Monogram Club. " Maxie " is a Yankee whose views had been tempered by intermittent residence in Texas. Ready to help, able to in- struct, Brother Bair is in every sense a leader. This quality came to the front when he was a Lt. Commander at Culver. He is one of those " Rara Avis " that obtained his chevrons through his neatness, military knowledge and ability to lead, and not through his prowess a s a " boot licker. " Athletics come to him naturally (he modestly hides a box full of ath- letic medals that he won before entering V. M. I.), he has monograms in three varsity sports and captains the baseball team. Notwithstanding his athletic makeup, he is an inveterate Hay Hound and is always " catching up on the sleep " when his varied activities allow it. A Liberal Artist with a leaning to Banking, we expect to see him some day as a business exec- utive or bank president. Go to it. Brother Bair, you have the stuff to bring success, but beware of women that " Certify. " Charles Louis Banks " CHARLIE " Newark, New Jerskv llat irlor of .Ills Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Class— Private, Company F; Rat Football; Rat Wrestling; Rat Track; Numerals; Yankee Club. Company F; Football; Wrestling; Track; Ya Club Compan Football; Track; Monogram Club; Athletic of Bomb; Athletic Editor of C Jn ident of Yankee Club; Senior Int Manager. The City of Newark did V. M. I. and the Class of 1936 a signal honor when she sent Charlie down here in search of higher education. In order to see to what e.vtent he has suc- ceeded in the quest one has only to look at his record. There are some who have tried their hand at as many things, but few, indeed, who have had such outstanding success in all of them. His interest in athletics is not confined to being a three- sport man and a monogram wearer, as he is Athletic Editor of both barracks publications and an intramural manager. In line with this work, he has shown a high degree of literary ability as well. Well above the average in his classes and pro- ficient in the military, he deserves everything he has gotten here. The picture would be incomplete without an indication of his fine character. Industrious, intelligent, of an ideal disposi- tion, let it suffice to say that a host of friends are glad and proud of his acquaintance and wish him the best thjre is. Richard R. Bearden " dixie " port gibson ' , mississippi Ilai ulor of Stinicf in Chcmhiry Cavalry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS ) Class — Corporal Company A: Varsity Base- ball; Mississippi-Alabama Club. D Class — Sergeant Company A; Assistant Business Manager, Second Class Show; V. A. S.; President, Mississippi Club. Class — First Lieutenant Company A; Cap- tain Company A; Company Intramural Manager; V. A. S.; President Mississippi Although it didn ' t take long for Dick to appreciate the fact that V. M. I. is essentially a military school, the authorities were equally quick in realizing the fact that in him they had a cadet upon whom they might well bestow military honors. He not only looks the part of a real company commander, but he is the part. He has that often-talked-of but seldom-found quality of making the men under him carry out his wishes out of personal regard for him rather than through awe for his rank. He has a quiet, unassuming dignity and sincerity of manner which is impossible to withstand, and which has won him a last- ing place in our memories of the Institute. Dick has two great loves; the first is for the " one girl " — the other for Mississippi, and four years at V. M. I. have failed to shake his devotion to either. " XioJ: Alexander Carter Beverlei " BL ' NNV " Caret, ' irgima Bachelor of S(:c:ue in Chrmislry Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Fcncng, Companv E; Noitlicrn Vir , Company E; V, A. S. In the early part of our rat year, we found one in our badly-scared number who looked like a scared rabbit. This early impression brought about the name which has stuck with him ever since. The " Bunny ' s " principal activity during his first two years was the ever-popular " bull-session, " in which endeavor he acquired his knack of getting and putting forth the " straight dope. " Since those days, however, he has aligned himself with Cupid and become quite a ladies ' man, bringing many of the fairest down to our hops. This quality must be due to that winning " Bunny " smile, or to his sparkling sincere personality. " Bunny ' s " military propensities went all unnoted until he became an O.G., but all who have seen him in action as such are agreed that the " Bunny " is, at heart, a military man. Academics have been no great worry to this young man, and it is a safe assumption that he will take things in his stride after V. M. I., but, careful there, " Bunny, " one of those women will have the ball-and-chain on you before you realize it. Armistead Page Booker " A. P., " " book " New Casti.e, Delaware liiuhflnr of Science in Clicmislry Cavalry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS TH Class— Private, Companv A: Dramal D Class — Regimental Supply Sergeant; Sec- ond Class Show; Dramatic Club; C dct Staff; V. A. S. Class — Captain, Regimental Adjutant; Aca- demic Stars; Bomb Staff; Cadci Staff; Episcopal Vestry; V. A. S. B Attention to orders! Here is the man whose voice brings the tidings, both good and bad. Many are the cadets who have heard with joy the pubhcation of makeovers and coming hoh- days — and to an equally large number it has brought sentences of tours and confinement. Not only in the military line has Page made good, he has also excelled in academics. Constant application to his work, coupled with a great natural ability, has kept him in the upper portion of his class all along. The long four years at V. M. I. have a way of showing the best and worst of a man, and they have revealed Page as a real friend, a man of high ambitions and sterling qualities, and one who should rise high in the pro- fessional field as he has done at V. M. I. He is one of those men who have stood the test of time and proved that the better we know him, the better we like him. James Arthur Bott ■ ' S CHKI., " " SI ' mSC-ClllCMS " Mappsbikc, ' iki;im. ilnlor of Snniii- in Cl-vil li i; i, iiiij ACTIVITIES AND HONORS LASS— Private, Company C; Eastern Sh, ND Class — Private. Company C; Secretary, Tidewater Club; Academic Stars; A. S C. E. iT Class— Private, Company C; Vicc-Ptesident Tidewater Club; Academic Stars; Bomb Staff; A. S. C. E. P It is difficult to sum up in a few words a true estimate of the character of a person of " Sachel ' s " caHbre. 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. " He is one of those rare individuals who are capable of getting the most out of a thing with the minimum of effort, as the Dean of Farmville will give testimony. As a result, he has had time to share his knowledge with others, mix with his Brother-Rats, and make many friends through his sunny disposition. Exclud- ing " The Spring-Chicken, " the trail of broken hearts that he has left behind give mute evidence of his success in the field of love. The gods must have smiled on " Sach, " for they gave him the greatest of gifts — the ability to see only the brightest side of everything. He ' s one of those boys who enjoy life thoroughly, and who make the lives of others who come in con- tact with him much happier. Wearing stars for the past two years is only one example of his ability to be a smashing success. Robert Watkins Boyd " bub, " " boitles, " " snow-plow, " " bow-tie " Covington, Virginta Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS E; Rat Football; Rat Tract; Nu Class — Setgeant. Company E; Football; Boxine; Monogram Club; Cidtt Staff; Second Class Show; V. A. S. LASS — Second Lieutenant, Company F; Football; Captain of Boxing; Athletic Council; Monogtam Club; Intramutal Manager; C dcl Staff; V. A. S. September 5th, 1932, was an eventful day for V. M. I. — Bob Boyd came over the mountain from Covington and began an active cadetship which has never slackened its pace. Soon his brother-rats and the upperclassmen were conscious of a per- sonality that they were to learn to love and admire. The Third Class year found " Snow-plow " a corporal, but it didn ' t rest heavily upon him, nor did it affect his decided ideas on leading his life. He and the Superintendent had many an interview — with Bob generally ending up on the penalty route. His quality of leadership was recognized despite his " special report " col- lection, and he became a sergeant and then a lieutenant. His hard work on the boxing team gained him the real honor of captain of that sport, and he showed his grit, nerve, and skill on many occasions in this capacity. Along other lines. Bob has worked hard and his record shows the fine results. A worker, a friend, and a real man, V. M. I. is proud of Bob. George Mercer Brooke, Jr. LtXlNGlOS, ' lK(;iMA liiuliclor of Alls Ficki Artillerv ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4rn Class— Private. Company E; Rat Wrestling. Numerals. 3Bn Class — Corporal, Company E; Wrestling. 2nd Class— Sergeant. Company E; Wrestling Team; Club; Second Class Finance Committee: Second Class Show; Assistant Manager oi Football; Episco- pal Vestry. 1st Class— Second Licutenanl, Company E; Wrestling Team; Monogram Club; Honor Court; General Committee; Hop Com- mittee; Suicide Battery; Bomb Staff; Epis- copal Vestry; Color Guard. During his cadetship one generally finds a man who por- trays his idea of real manhood and honor — someone who, by his Strength of character, has made a lasting impression upon those who have come in contact with him in their daily life. We feel that George has these attributes, and that his friend- ship is a thing to be cherished. " Bosco ' s " fine qualities have made him a member of the Honor Court and the General Committee, and his term of service here has been one of successful activity in many lines. Lieutenant ' s chevrons attest to his military proficiency, and his monogram is proof of his ability on the mat. For two years " Bosco " has been one of the most valuable members of the wrestling team, and one of the hardest-working. His military achievement has in no way prevented him from being " one of the boys. " To vou, " Bosco, " a real brother-rat, we wish every measure of success and happiness in life. August A. C. Buffalano •■CH.ASII V, " " BUKF " Brooklyn , New York hrlnl . San, (• in Civil Engin III ' ■ ' ■ ' - Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Class— Yankee Numerals: Pri demic Stars. Club; Wrestlinc; T vate. Company D; rack Aca Class den — Corporal, ic Stars; Y Company D; Track; ankee Club. Aca Class — Private, Companv D; A. S. C Second Class Show; Yankee Club. E. Class Ac — Assistant Private, C demic Stars News Editor of The ompany D; A. S. C Yankee Club. Ca E. " The Flatbush Phenomena, " as he is famiharly known around barracks, hails from Brooklyn, and for some unknown reason is proud of it. He entered V. M. I. along with the rest of us in the fall of ' 32, and since then has made quite a record for himself. He also made quite a name for himself at South- ern Sem, where his name became a by-word. During his Second Class year, " Buff " elected to become one of Buzz ' s boys, and also it was during this year that his renditions on the comb became one of the barracks joys. How- ever, it was at camp that he really burst forth in all his glory, especially the time he watched the " Sun-rise. " His First Class year " Buff " has taken things easy, having been one of the man ' s stooges. May he make as big a success in life as he has here. Charles LeMoyne Burleigh, " lee, " " cas.wova " WORCESTRR, MASSACIlUSETiS Bachelor of Siiince in Elcctr ' ual Kni irlt ' eriiit Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONOliS Class — Corporal. Comp,Tnv D; FenC[nj;; RiHi- Team; Cjjrl S:alf; Secretarv-Tteas urer Yankee Club. Class — Sergeant. Company D; Assistant Manager. Rifle Team; Sports Staff, the CjJci; Sports Staff, the Bo.MB; Yankee Club; A. I. E. E. Life at V. M. I. was at first a bit confusing to " Lee, " but through his ability to meet situations, he quickly adjusted him- self to it. His military aspirations were partly realized, for he wore Corporal and Sergeant chevrons. His ' First Class year, however, was spent as a " good old First Class Private. " Fickle? Yes, but a true " powerhouse " with the opposite sex, as his fre- quent trips to nearby girls ' schools bear evidence. Though not a monogram man, " Lee " has been one of our most ardent root- ers and supporters in all sports. He is very methodical and is a hard worker. If work is a criterion of success, then success should be his in later life as it has been at V. M. L He ranks among the highest in his chosen field. We have found you a regular fellow, " Lee, " always a gen- tleman, a loyal classmate, and a true friend. Heres luck to you. We will never forget you. Norman Leo Cavedo " DUTCHV, " " pud " Richmond, ' irginia Baclnhy of Siinii,- in C iemislry Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— Pnv Second CI ass Show; Ri V D; Orchestra; hmond Club. 3rd Class— Cor Second C oral. Compa ass Show. ny D; Orchestra; :nd Class— Pnv Orchestra; ate, Cornpan Second Class D; Manager of Show; V. A. S. 1ST Class— v " A. S. te. Company Orchestra; Se O. G. D; Assistant Di- cond Class Show; Books might be written about Norman ' s life at the Insti- tute, and on every page would be mentioned his kindliness, gen- erosity, and friendliness. Always ready for fun when it is time for fun, for work when it is time for work, Norman ' s charac- teristics have made him one of the best-liked boys in the class, and are certain to stand him in good stead in his future life. The " Pud " is not only well known in barracks — he enjoys equal fame in all of the girls ' schools around this part of the coun- try. His friends are numerous, both here and away. His de- cided talents for music and dancing have made him a popular entertainer, and he has graced the cast of every barracks show since he came here. Keep going, Norman — with your ability and determination you should go far, and the class expects great things of you. jC»C ' Aubrey Franklin Clark " i.i;m " Oranck, ' ircima BtKhdor of Scifiur in Ch.mislry Field Anillcrv ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 3rd Class — Corporal, Company F. 2nd Class— Serseant, Company F; V. A S, 1st Class— Pr.yate. Company F; V, A, S " Levi, " like all the rest of us, entered the Institute in a big storm. However, he passed a very successful " Rat " year, and at Finals his sleeves were decorated with corporal chevrons. Dur- ing his Second Class year his chevrons were moved to the upper part of his sleeves. In spite of this " Levi " never seemed to care much for military, as he often referred to his chevrons as " Misery Stripes. " This year he became one of the boys, and we honestly believe it has been his happiest year at the Institute. " Levi " is a very good natured type of person, who very seldom loses his temper. He is always ready to lend a helping hand and it is doubtful if he has an enemy, or is the enemy of anyone. As a Chemist, " Levi " has done very well and we expect to see him get his Dip with a high standing in this department. " Levi, " the time for us to part has come, but before we leave you we want to say that we are expecting great things of you. We wish you the best of luck and are proud to have known you. Russell Edward Coleman " I ' UFKV, " " RUSS, " " puff-ball " L KCHBURG, ViRCIN ' IA Uiuhrhr nf Kcinur in Civil Engineer- ing Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— Private, Companv E; Captain Rat Football; Captain Rat Wrestling; Class Historian; Lynchburg Club; Intramural Wrestling Cliampion " LASS — Corporal , Football; Clas! Club; Monograr Class — Sergeant, Company E; Varsity Football; Monogram Club; Lynchburg Club; Intramural Basketball; Intramural Baseball; A. S. C. E.; Second Class Lyncflburg Club; A. S. Here we have one of the most carefree men in the class and yet one of the most prominent. As regular tackle on the foot- ball team, he has given three hard years of service to V. M. I., and has been one of the bulwarks of the forewall. His athletic prowess, however, has not been confined to football alone. He has spent a great deal of time with intramural athletics as well as participating in wrestling, boxing, and baseball. " Puffy ' s " prowess is not along athletic lines alone. While not a military man in the sense of being eager, he rose to the rank of sergeant, and his acting ability was displayed in the Second Class Show. He has also taken a large part in the activities of the Monogram Club. To attempt to describe all of " Puffy ' s " career here would be futile. Suffice it to say that he has made a host of friends, all of whom wish him as great success in later life as he has had here. Daniel Rocco Contf Ni; v York Cn , N. V. llac ielor nj .Iris Cavalry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Class— Privato, Company C; Footbdl, Class — Sergeant, Company C, Football, Yankee Club; Assistant Director Second Class Show. :lass— Private Company C; Football; M n ogram Club; Bomb Staff; CjJei St.itl; Yankee Club. From the minute that " Dan " arrived from the wilds of Manhattan and took his place in the ratline with the rest of his brother rats he was a marked man — marked for his never- flagging good spirits and loyalty for his friends. His friendly disposition has endeared him to the hearts of all his classmates. His contagious smile and ebullient personality are forces that would win over the stony-faced Sphin.x of Egypt. Seemingly without a care in the world, he has deep-seated aspirations to be a lawyer, in which profession he is destined to go far. Whether in the classroom, on the football field, or on the parade ground, his cooperative spirit is ever in evidence. When things go wrong and the " jig seems up, " " Dan " can always be found supplying the much-needed " go, " and it is this quality more than any other that will land him securely on the highway to success. Ross Gault Crump " R. 0. " Coi.uMBUs, Indiana Bailulor nj Siirticc in Chemistry Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS TH Class— Private, Company F; Rat Football: " lass — Sergeant. Company F; Manager of Fencing; Cjdit Staff; Yankee Club; V. A. S. Ilass — Private. Company F; Captain of Fencing; Press Correspondent of " Fools- cap " ; V. A. S.; O. G. This handsome " Hoosier " cast his lot with the rest of the boys on that fateful fall day in 1932, and in the time that has since passed he has proved himself a very important part of the class, universally popular and recognized as a man of ster- ling qualities. A diligent worker, Ross has engaged in a num- ber of activities and carried them all through to success. For three years he has been a member of the Cadet staff, handling his assignments with an unusual skill. His greatest work, how- ever, has been in connection with the fencing team. As a Sec- ond Classman he undertook the management of the team, and fenced regularly in the line-up. When the fencing coach left school it looked as though there were dark days ahead for that sport at the Institute, until " R. G. " undertook to coach it him- self. The result was as successful a team as any of recent years. With his likeable personality and the leadership ability he has shown, we ' re backing him to the limit. James Henry Culpepper, Jr. " jiM. n, " " JIM " Norfolk. ' irgi ia Bafhrlor of Science in Electrical of Scien En (line imj Infantry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS :lass— Private, Company B; Norfolk Club Il.ASS—, Company B; V.cePresi dent Class; General Committee; Honor Court; TreahUter Norfolk Club. Company B; Sec Passing through Washington Arch one morning during the early fall of 1932, new cadet Culpepper, J. H., was abruptly halted by an exceptionally " eager " O. D. " Misto, why haven ' t you shined the backs of your shoes? " " Well, Sir, I thought a good soldier never looked behind. " In glancing back over the career of our Jimmy, we find that his achievements carry him in one direction — forward! Although up- holding the office of First Captain, he has never failed to give the private a helping hand. By wearing stars while a member of the Electrical Department, his intellectual ability can never he doubted. The Class of 1936 has shown its high appreciation of Jimmy ' s high character and good fellowship by electing him as Vice-President. To many these duties would be enough to occupy all of one ' s atten- tion, but in this case it is not so. His desire to help everyone has placed him in the midst of numerous other extra curricula activities. Remembering Patrick Henry ' s famous words, " How can you judge the future but by the past, " it is evident t hat we will never have cause to regret our admiration of Jimmy. 63 Russell McWhorter Cunningham, Jr. " CUNNV, " " PlSSl " Birmingham, Alabama Bachelor of Arts Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Class — Private, Company D; Alabai 2nd Class — Sergeant. Company D; Assistant Manager of Wrestling; Assistant Man- ager of Baseball; Cadel Staff. 1st Class — Private, Company D; Manager of Rat Baseball; Cadcl Staff; Senior Intra- mural Manager. They say that story-telHng is an art, but with " Pussy " it ' s a habit. Any subject, any time, any occasion — he ' s right there with a yarn that ' s better than the last one told. A typical Lib- eral Artist, he would be a mighty brow if he would apply his barracks technique to the classroom. You can always find Russ wherever a bull-session is in progress, that is, if he ' s not in the P. E. swapping yarns with Peter Wray and eating hamburgers. The way that boy consumes hamburgers is a crime. Pete claims that if it were not for " Cunny " the P. E. would be running at a loss. However, any man is a better man for a bit of blarney, and we know that with his other qualities, of which there are many, Russ will get there. He ' s a genial chap and an all-round good fellow, you ' re bound to like him. Go to it, boy, we ' re all pull- ing for you. George Hardin Curfman, Jr. " schnozzle " Sai.ida, Colorado Raduloy of Selencc In Chrmislry Cnvalry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Class — Sergeant, Class Finance ( Country: Track. Class— Second I Hop Committee dent V. A. S.; Mai Company Manager Bo: al Manager; Cross-Col " He ' ll be coming round the mountain when he comes. " Not the span of practically the entire continent could stop " Schnoz- zle " when he decided to honor V. M. I. with his presence. Dur- ing his four years in these gray walls he has taught us the real meaning of the words, " Brother Rat. " The glory of his friend- ship was always extended to those who desired his help. For four years he was one of the military geniuses of the " Squat " cavalry men, and one of its smiling Lieutenants. His earnest- ness in all things has made him one of Doc. Carroll ' s star prodi- gies. " Schnozzle " did not confine his activities to barracks alone. Oh, no! The boxing ring found him on its canvas more than once. Randolph-Macon came in for the " lion ' s share " when this great lover began looking around for more fields to conquer. Neither its high walls nor iron bars could keep him on the outside looking in, and within this Paradise the " ittie bittie boy " scored many of his knockouts. George carries V. M. I. ' s colors to Johns Hopkins, and we wish you luck. Brother Rat. John Joseph Curley, Jr. " cow cheeks " Richmond, Virginia Baclic or of Science i I Civil Eng necrinej In fantry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Class- Club. -Private, Company B; Richr Class- Club. -Private. Company B; R.chr Class- — Sergean , Company B; Ass IlaSS — Private, Company B; Senior Intra- mutal Manager; Manager of Rat Basket- ball; Cadtt Staff; O. G. For four years " Cow Cheeks " has been smiHng and laughing his way into the hearts of his brother-rats, and, now that the time has come for us all to go our ways, we begin to realize more fully the true part that his sincerity has played in our lives at the Institute. It seems that his one principal aim has been trying to make life for all of us who know him richer and more enjoyable, and it can truthfully be said that in parting from his many friends he will leave an empty spot that will be hard to fill. Carefree and happy, Curley has made the grade as a Civil Engineer, taken a keen and active interest in school activities, neglected his military ability, and has learned how to enjoy life in general. His witty and sunny personality stands out in any group, and, combined with this gift, his geniality and generosity have acquired for him a host of friends and a wide popularity that will stay with him through life. John Dulaney deButts " 1. Ch ■■ ( " iREi; SBUK(l. NdKIH ( ' KnllN lUuh.lor nj Si,rn,,- in t.l.iln,,il t.n (linrrnnij Cavalr ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— Private. Company A; Rat Wrest- ling; Carolina Cluh. 3rL) Class— Private. Company A; Academic Stars; Carolina Club. 2nd Class — Supply Sergeant, Company C. Chairman of Second Class Finance Com mittee; C dct Staff; Second Class Sho« 1st Class — Captain. Company C; Business Man ager of the ddet; Hop Committee; Pres ident of Carolina Club. When " Lacey " came to V. M. I. he was just another rat with the rest of us. He was not destined to remain obscure for long, however. His rise has been gradual but steady. His ability was first recognized when he was elected Chairman of the Sec- ond Class Finance Committee in the latter part of his Third Class year. From low-ranking sergeant he rose to Supply Ser- geant, and then to Captain, in which capacity he has won the admiration of the whole Corps for his ability. Appointed Treasurer of the Hop Committee, he gave it up to take over the duties of Business Manager of the Cadet, and has been largely instrumental in making it the fine paper that it is. In addition to his other activities, " Lacey " has found time to do enough studying to wear the stars of Academic Distinction for three years. As a final tribute to his outstanding achievements, his classmates have elected him Valedictorian of the Class of 1936. It is with a feeling of regret that we say good-bve to him after this last success, and we know there are plenty more for him. Charles Modeste DeCamps " CHARLIE " HlCKORV, ' 1RGIN1A Bachelor of Arts Infantry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— Private, Companv B; Rat Cross- country ( Captain 1; Rat Wrestling; Rat -Private, Company B; Hop Commit- Carf. Staff; Cross-Country (Cap- I; Track; O, G.; Academic Stars. In Charlie DeCamps ' 36 has a man that is destined to suc- ceed and go far in this world. When there is a job to be done, he goes at it with a vigor and perseverance that is bound to bring it to a successful conclusion. If you count him among your friends, you have a true friend indeed, and one of which you can be justly proud. Charlie has made quite a name for himself in athletics dur- ing his four years at V. M. I. He has won his monogram in wrestling, is a pole-vaulter of no mean ability, has been a star member of the cross-country team for three years, and was elected captain of this sport his last year. Looking on the playful side of Charlie ' s cadetship, we are amazed that a man can devote so much time to the ladies and still maintain a star average. These qualities, together with his keen sense of humor, round out a man of real ability and character. Richard Stearns Dodson, Jr. " hick " ' Cion, ' ir(:im, Bailiilnr of S,,,;„,- ,:, Ci-vil Enijiiurr- 111 II Fit-Id . rtilk-rt . CTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— Private. Company E; Rat Football. Rat Basketball; Numerals; President of Class of ' 36; Academic Stats. 3rd Class — Cotporal. Company E; Football; Monogtam Club; Class President; Honor Court; General Committee; Academic D Class— First Sergcan ball; Vice President Second Class Fman Court; General Com Class President; Ac , Company E; Foot of Monogram Club e Committee; Honor mittee; A. S. C. E. idemic Stars. T Class— Captain. B Football; President President of Genera gram Club; Hop Co dent; Senior Intran demic Stars; A. S. ttahon Commander of Honor Court 1 Committee; Mono mmittee; Class Presl ural Manager; .- ca C. E. C For four years the telephone hnes of Lexington have re- sounded to those military tones as Dick extolled the virtues of love — to both of them, Dick? On the football team, Dick exemplified the Spirit of V. M. I., a sportsman and a fighter — the memory of that knife-like thrust into the line will remain with all of us. Four years ago, Dick ' s brother-rats demonstrated their trust in his capacities by electing him to receive the greatest honor they could bestow, and for four years he has borne the responsi- bility of Class President with dignity and honor. His fine character has never been sullied with pettv things, nor has he ever shown the strain of the weight of duties brought to him through the honors he has won by his ability. " A gentleman and a scholar " — and, as we bid good-bye — we salute you, Dick. •;SSS, :;■■»:?:;- " 3 Robert Bell Douglas " SCRAMBl.t, " " BELL, " " TANTALLON " Mexico Cnv, Mexico Badielor of Science in Civil Enijincer ing Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class — Private, Company E. 3bu Class — Corporal, Company E. 2nd Class — Sergeant. Company E; Second Cla: Sho ' A. S, C. E. " My one joy in life is cultivating the gentle art of making enemies " — thus spoke " Tantallon. " However, in this pursuit Bob has succeeded only in that he has acquired a multitude of friends. The possessor of a character that is understood by few but admired by all, " Scramble " has been distinctive as the out- standing personality of barracks. Politician, racketeer, mili- tarist and writer — all have been followed by a success that none could deny. Who could forget those barracks idylls that flowed from the renowned pen of " Tantallon " ? Not only has " Scramble ' s " influence been felt at V. M. I., but it has extended to all of our neighboring institutions. Many a heart will be pining amongst the fair population of these schools after this June. We are all wishing Bob a continuation of the success he has had at V. M. I. David Oeland Duncan " davk " WoonBURY, Nkw York Biulu-lor of Scinite in Ci-vil Engiiur inij Fitlil Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Dave has had many vakiable interests during his term at V. M. I. Probably the foremost of these is that of the Rifle Team, and he has been a mainstay of this organization ever since he was eligible for it, and receiving the Individual Rifle Cup as a trophy of his mastery of the arm. The Pistol Team has also found his services invaluable. This quality of straight-shooting is not shed with his shoot- ing jacket, and he is known to all of us in barracks as a like- able, good-natured chap with a smile and a good word for everyone. A diligent worker, he has not confined his activity to the rifle range. He spends a great deal of his time in the machine shop, toiling over motors and mechanisms, and in the mineralogy lab, and has developed a wide knowledge of both. Dave is planning on working in Central America after graduation, and we know he will " make a go of it. " It ' s hard to say good-bye after these four years — and the best of luck to you, Dave. John Horatio Earle, Jr. " SIESTA, " " TAXI, " " jack " Reading, Pennsvlvakia Ilai ii ' lor of Sciencr in Ci ' uil Etl{ ifi€i ' rinf Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4rH Class— Private. Company E; Rat Boxing. 3rd Class — Corporal Company E; Secret Eight. 2nd Class — Sergeant, Company E; Second Class Show. 1st Class— Private. Company E; Honor Court; General Committee; Bomb Staff; C dcl Staff; President of O, G,s Association. His first official act upon entering the Institute was that of putting down his " hay. " He next climbed into it, and from then on was " Siesta " Earle. " Jack " has had a commendable military record here — with ups and down like a stock market report. He finally attained the highest honor accorded any First Class Private by being elected president of that peerless band of soldiers, the O. G. ' s. " Siesta ' s " talent as a cartoonist has been an asset to two Bomb staffs, and, much to the dismay of his roommates, he has been an intense addict of the opera. During the past two years he has frequently been besieged with the question, " Who ' s king? " , but that ' s no longer an open question. Despite his " curly-wurly " hair and classic profiile, " Siesta " has bravely resisted all feminine entanglements. As a member of the Honor Court he has upheld the trust of his classmates; as a student, he has justified the confidence of his instructors; and as a " regular fellow " he has made, and will make and retain, many friendships. 3;iS:- John Hibbard Easi " SPAKRdW " CHARI.KSION, WlSr ' |R(MM litulirhir oj Siini.r in Cl-. ' il Enijitiiirinij ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Class — Private, Company E, Company E; A. S. C. E Not from the South and not from the North — just another West Virginia mountaineer. The authorities had more than the usual amount of trouble making this one wear shoes, and he consented to do so only when they gave him permission to put sand in them. " Sparrow " is proud of the fact that chev- rons have never adorned his sleeves, and his trifling disposition has been the despair of his officers, but has endeared him to his brother rats. Early in his rat year he won for himself a position on the penalty tour detail and has been serving in that capacity off and on ever since. " Sparrow, " however, has his serious moments and will really put out for somerhing that he con- siders worthwhile. The ability to recognize a time for work and a time for play has won for " Sparrow " the coveted dip and will win him success in later life. May he quickly find the mil- lions that he expects to find. Roger Warren H. Gentry " ELMER, " " CAPTAIN ' BIIGH " NORKOI.K, ' IRGIMA Ihu u-lfji of Siirnce in Chemistry Field Artilleiv ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class — Private, Company E; Rat Boxing. 3rd Class — Corporal, Company E. 1st Class— Captain, Company F; Academic Stars; Bomb Staff; President of V. A. S. Despite the fact that he had spent most of his hfe in the town of the " Wahoos, " Elmer heard the call to arms and en- tered V. M. I. He ' s had more than his share of the ups and downs, going from " bull-ranking " corporal to First Sergeant, but the end finds him on top, where he belongs. While First Sergeant, his booming voice and flashing eye caused many a poor rat to quake in his shoes, and as Captain he has led his company of " long boys " high in the field of military attainment. Most noteworthy, also, are his amatory adventures. This boy has ranged through most of the schools and towns within reach, and the esteem in which he is held by the fair ones attests to his ability. Elmer stands quite high in the course of his choice as a result of plenty of eifort and natural intelligence, but he has never been known to study so hard that he will not drop his book to trifle a bit. He ' s a gentleman of rare capabilities, and slated for the top. John August Gialanella, Jr. " JEI.I.O, " " GIl.l.V " Nkwark, New Jersey liaiiielor of Science in Ci-vil Enyineering Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4TH Class— Private, Company D; Rat Wrest hnn; Rat Track: Numerals; Yankee Club, :i.ASS— Private. Company D; Bo Cadft Staff; Manager of Rat 1 tramural Wrestling Champion; ( The story of John ' s stay at V. M. I. might well be titled " Bound to Win " or " How to Succeed in Ten Easy Lessons. " In spite of having to spend the major part of his rat year spell- ing out his name for the benefit of old cadets, and a profile with a strong resemblance to Jimmy Durante ' s, Finals found him with stripes and a high academic stand. Application of his mind to his studies and jet-oil to his shoes during his Third Class year again produced the good stand and more stripes; but it was in his Second Class year that he finally blossomed forth. Casting off the little military ambition that he possessed, John joined the ranks of the " funsters " and became one of the top- ranking " good do-ers. " Always having had a weakness for the fairer sex, the man is to be seen at all dances and is often writing letters to the " only one " back home. He is known to all as a true brother rat, and, in spite of his horrible puns, it is with sadness that we bid him " Adieu. " Arthur Irvin Ginsburg " GINZ " Fori Worth, Texas Railiflnr of Arts Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— Private. Company D; Texas Club 3rd Class— Private, Companv D; Texas Club :n[) Class— Private. Company D; Bomb Second Class Show. StaS 1st Class — Private. Company D; Bomb Suicide Battery. Staff Although " Ginz " was not a brother-rat of ours, his likeable personality and his abilities have gotten him a whole-hearted welcome into the ranks of ' 36. His adopted brother-rats will have cause to remember him long after we are gone from here, since he is a man of very decided characteristics, all of which add to his appeal. Militarily, " Ginz " is, apparently, disinterested. The saber and plume have had no lure for this boy, and he is a private of whom the privates are proud. In his scholastic work, as in extra-curricular activities, Arthur has been notable for his hard work. He has applied himself for everything he has gotten here, and is admired for it. As a business man — here we have the acme of the species. His commercial acumen has made him a member of two Bomb staffs and the business manager of the Second Class Show. A valuable man and a likeable one, " Ginz " is headed for the top in the business world; and we of his class are proud of him. R - ' i-. James Bernard Hacklev " JIMMIE, " " J. B. " PURCELI.VILLE, VIRGINIA J- - Ihuhel or of Science in Chemistry Infantry ft- •-Med ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— Private. Compa Squad. nv B; Ra 3r[. Class gin —Private. Compani a Club. B; Nottbe :nd Clas gin — Private. Company a Club. B Northe 1st Class — Private. Companv B: Nortbe Probably comparatively few of us have ever really known " J. B. " He has never been a man who talked a great deal; in fact, he seldom enters into long sessions with anyone, being more a man of action than of words. He believes whole-heartedly in taking life easy, and is an inveterate lover of the " hay. " " Jimmie " has never been bothered over the ladies, and is in- clined to shy off at their approach. With his books, cigarettes and hay, he is well satisfied, although he is well-remembered for playful outbursts which he has occasionally. Hackley invented the game of " Hitting the Buck, " and thereby brought himself into faculty notice strongly for a time, and has often been a nocturnal visitor to Lexington and vicinity. Having completed the Pre-Medical course here, " Jimmie " plans to follow the medical profession, and we all join in wish- ing him the greatest success, with the assurance that his per- sonality and ability will carry him far in his chosen field. John Thomas Hall, Jr. " country " Madison, Virginia Bachelor of Arts Field Artillerj- ACTIVITIES AND HONORS F: Cjdet StaS; Hall, soon to be known more familiarly as " Country, " first appeared at the Institute in smiling bewilderment. The bewil- derment has long ceased, but the smile is still there for every- one, for everyone is a friend of " Country ' s " and proud of it. There is probably no more contagious humor in barracks than that emanating from J. T. Hall, and those associating with him (which takes in a lot of territory) are also always conscious of the keen intellect behind this jovial exterior. His military at- tainment was confined to an appointment to company clerk, although this did not approach the limits of his ability. In cadet activities, " Country " has played a very successful part, and he is at his best in " bull-sessions " — being always more than ready to argue, intelligently or with his characteristic quaint nonsense, upon any point whatsoever. We know you can get what you want out of this world, " Country, " and here ' s wishing you all the luck there is in it. Harry Homer Hightower " ROSY, " " rosebud " Atlanta, Grorgia Badielor of .Iris Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Class — Sergeant, Company E; Football; Monogram Club; Second Class Finance Committee; Second Class Show. Class — Private. Company E; Captain of Football; Secretaty of Monogram Club; Hop Committee; Athletic Council; O, D, " Rose " stands out as one of the most popular men in the class, and the reasons are obvious to all that have had the fortune of making his acquaintance. As captain of the football team he gave a splendid demonstration of strong character and lead- ership ability. The honor of captain of the " Big Red Team " is not lightly bestowed, and is indicative of the high esteem in which " Rosy " was held by his team-mates. Always more than ready for a good time, " Rose " can always be found in the middle of the fun, whether in barracks, in camp, or at one of the girls ' schools he frequented, where his popu- larity is as strong as it is here. There is a serious side to " Rosy " also, as is found in all worthwhile men. He has worked hard, played hard, earned the love and admiration of his fellow men, and, in taking his diploma, is closing up a distinguished career. For " Rosy, " though, we know that the new one he is starting will be even better. Waldo Robert Hills, Jr. " bob " West Hartford, Connkcticut Bachelor of Arts Cavalry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— P-ivite, Cotnpanv A;; Epis- copal Cho.r: Yankee Club; Father and Son ' s Club. Jrd Class — Corporal, Company A; Academic Stars; C de, Staff; Episcopal Choir; Yan- kee Club; Father and Son ' s Club. 2nd Class — Sergeant. Company A; Academic Stars; Musical Director. Second Class Show; C-irfe; Staff; Yankee Club; Father enant. Company A; Aca- ankee Club; Father and Jitonal Board of Crfer. " Veni, vidi, vici " is al ' ways associated with that memorable general, Julius Caesar, and " Bob " is a modern replica in every respect. He came to the Institute with an idea of developing his innate, all-round abilities. He saw in V. M. I. an excellent place for furthering his ambitions, and he has taken advantage of every opportunity offered. His incessant spirit of " do or die " has placed him high among his " Bro. Rats " in every field. Intellectually he is respected by all. In the military field he is looked upon as a leader of men capable of adapting himself to any situation. During recreation time his companionship is al- ways welcomed because of his fine competitive and sportsman- like disposition. " Bob " is all of this and more, too. That is why we are certain that his success after graduation is assured. Wm. Harlae Hoofnagle, Jr. " ll()01- . " " NOCdl.K " Richmond, A ' iRr:iMA lliu iilor of .his Cavalry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS ■tTH Class— Private. Companv A; Richmond Second Class Sho ' Companv A; Floor Qo To sum up the character and the doings of the " Noggle " in a few words is an almost impossible task. " Hoofy, " or " Es- quire, " as he is known to the brother-rats, has made quite a place for himself in their hearts since he entered the Institute. Not aspiring to any military honors, " Hoofy " has kept his sleeves clean for all four years and has truly enjoyed himself in the ranks. He has done much while at V. M. I. and had his ups and downs — mostly downs, he thinks, having been caught for almost every venture he attempted. During his cadetship, " Noggle " has borne the brunt of many a joke and taken many a riding — taken it all in the spirit and has been a wonderful sport. His good nature and gift for contracting friendships everywhere are going to take him far, and his brother-rats wish him all the luck there is in the world. Riley Coleman Horne, Jr. " senator " Marianna, Florida Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class- Private, Company E; Florida Qub. 3Rn Class — Corporal, Company E; Academic Seal Company E; Second Class nic Stars; A. I. E. E. Company E; Cidct Staff; s; A. I. E. E.; O. G. Presenting the Senator: magician of the shde rule, master of the secrets of electricity which confound the rank and file, and truly a man of lofty intellect, as his academic standings testify. The " Senator " bore the most trying " sheenies " as a rat, without a murmur, for his very nature is to accept all the bad issues for the best. At times the " Senator " is a playful soul; he loves to tinker with radios and electrical appliances of all kinds, his " mouth- harp " was one of the leading instruments in the " House Moun- tain Boys, " and it is said that he is the most amazing man around the ladies and at the wheel of an automobile. Aside from these things, the " Senator " is a man of stern resolutions, for which everyone respects him. ' 36 would not have been the same without the " Senator " ; he says compara- tively little and accomplishes much — he has earned his place at the top. Charles Morris Hunter " U- M., " " cowboy " Barboursvii.i.e, West Virginia ISachclor of Science in Civil Engincerinci Field Artill ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th )RL1 Q.AS gin Clas S — Private, a Club. — Corporal. Compa Comp ny F; D West V ' :nd Clas D; Cla s-Quartem .iissistant M s Show; . aster-S anager S. C etgcant of Box E. Com ng: S pa i 1st Class -First Lieu al Manager ' a. s. Co C npa y D; I ntr • " - fe " Q. M. " Hunter is one of the most intriguing figures in the ranks of ' 36. In academic and military undertakings he has taken a serious slant on things, not without gratifying results, for his name has graced the monthly honor rolls, and this year he settled into the comfortable life of a First Lieutenant. He hewed a path through the opposition in intramural athletics, notably basketball, and managed his company ' s intramural af- fairs with credit. In the fields of clever repartee and rare humor he truly excels. Never worrying about things, he is essentially a happy- go-lucky fellow. The women never perturb Hunter, but he is never satisfied unless sporting one around. For four years we have watched him dash to the " Sem, " Hollins or elsewhere, and must conclude that his system is assuredly successful. Come what may, he will always be carefree and humorous, yet he will take the world in his stride just as he has the trials of V. M. I. Jack Henry James " jeevie " Petersburg, Virginia chclor of Science in Electrical En- CI " eeiin i Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Class— Private, Team. Company F; Rat Rifle Class— Corporal, Company F; Rifle Team Class — Sergeant ager. Second Company F; Stage Man Class Show; Dramatic Club; A. I. E. E. F; A. I. E. E. " Jeevie " is ideally adapted to the life of a cadet because of his systematic ways. Although he knows the Blue Book by heart and is a profound student of the bulletin board, the rou- tine of his life does not end there. All his activities are care- fully planned out ahead of time with clock-like precision. The attitude and system with which he goes quietly about his duties are sure to attract favorable comment. To the outsider he is quiet and reserved, but to his room- mates and close friends he is as much a trifler and joker as anyone else. He enters wholeheartedly into things, even when it comes to winning the hearts of the fairer sex. We don ' t know what his vocation will be, but we feel con- fident that his future will be a success because he makes a favorable impression on everyone he meets, and has an unlim- ited capacity for using his initiative and reason. Joseph Howard Keller " I II n h |(ii- ' , " niiiiMJii " PoRTSMUL ' i II, Virginia Bachelor iij Silnia- in Civil En(jinceriu(j ACTIVITIES ANI5 HONORS :nd Class— Private Companv C; Baseball: P.stol Team; C dct Staff; Orchestra; A, S. C. E. From the swamps of the Tidewater came " Little Joe, " carry- ing his vioHn in one hand and his baseball glove in the other — " Micky Cochrane, suh, sired by Bing Crosby, and fouled by the fickle finger of fate. " Finding the steps too high for his short legs, his greatest ambition was to reach a domicile on the first stoop, and neither military cares nor Buzz ' s problems could stand before his on- slaughts as he advanced to that goal. From back in the Tidewater comes a dismal wail from a broken heart, but Rubinoff plays on and he heeds not that call -—instead, the cares and troubles of his brother-rats disturbs the tempo of his mufic more. F is stature may cast a short shadow across our lives, but the memory of his cheerful nature and easy manner will linger long. Wm. Greenwood Kellogg, Jr. " nellie, " " cornelakes " Greenwood, New York Bachelor of Ails Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— Private, Company D; Vanki-c Club; Brother Will is one of those rare individuals who is capable of getting the most out of a thing with the least possible effort. If " Nellie " studied more than he has, he would surely be wear- ing stars. " But why, " he says, " should I study whe n I can have a much more enjoyable time playing bridge — or just play- ing around? " That ' s all he did his Third and Second class years — bridge, bridge, and more bridge. But not the bridge " Booty " Mann talks about in Structure class, for the " Greenwood Mon- ster " is a true Liberal Artist. This is shown by his fine work on the Cadet staff. " Nellie " has the unofficial record of never having visited any of the girls ' schools in these parts, but don ' t let that fool you, for never does hop-time come around when he does not have a date — late and otherwise. Another good nickname for the monster would be the " Forty-five-Minute Man " (ask him about his trip to Norfolk in ' 32). Lewis Edward Keyes " n All " I.EKSBl KC, NlRClMA Radu-lnr ni S.i.nn in Civil En iincnmi Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Class— Private, Company H; Northern Vit 2nd Class— Quartermaster Serpeant. Company E; Academic Stars; Northern Virginia Club; A. S. C, E. 1st Class— Adjutant. Second Battalion; Asso- ciate Editor, the Bomb; Academic Stars; Northern Virginia Club; A. S. C, E. A refreshingly different personality! " Bab, " with his quick wit, mingled always with radiant sincerity, has hewn for him- self in our hearts a place that will remain forever a dear mem- ory, and our possession of his friendship will always be cher- ished. His ambition and diligence have been rightfully rewarded — gold has adorned his sleeves as evidence of both academic and military supremacy. If these are the qualities of success, then we can predict nothing but the best from life for Lewis. " Limit " has no meaning for this man, for he tries to surpass in everything that he undertakes. In work he has proved him- self to be above the average, and in play there are few, if any, who can outdo him — truly, he is a " good doer, " par excellence. Looking ahead to, and longing for " The Greater V. M. I., " we see its potentialities greatly increased by his association, both as a cadet and as an alumnus. Wm. Howerton Kirkpatrick " KIKK, " " JUMBO, " " RROADBROW " RiCllMOM), ' 1RG1MA Hailirlor i,j Sdnicc in Clicmistiy Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Cl-ASS-Rat Football; Richmond Club. Class — Captain Company " D " ; Hop Committee; Advertising Manager, The C dcl; Business Staff, The Bomb; Sec- retary V. A. S.; President, Richmond Club. When we first met ' ' Jumbo " we were attracted by his miU- tary capabiHties and his extraordinary efficiency. With the years, we have learned to appreciate this abihty, and when he entered his First Class year we found that he was a company commander and also had several responsible extra-curricular positions. Yet he has one asset which will go further to make him a success in life than any other; that he can be an efficient com- pany commander and at the same time be wholeheartedly one " of the boys " is quite novel and he has proved to us time and again that he does not let his chevrons come between himself and a good time. We part with a bit of sorrow, " Broadbrow, " and although we may never be brought together again we will always remem- ber you as being an outstanding leader among " the boys. " James Albert List " PIIILRHKI. " " W l I IIKIll ' " Miami, Fiorida tiachrhir of Siinn,- in Civil luii iiir, ing Fitid Artillery ACTI ' niES AND HONORS 4th Class— Private. Companv E: Rat Wn ling. 3rd Class — Corporal. Company E. Colonel Marr may be the one who offers the knowledge, but it is " Philbert " who has tutored the Civil boys to success during the past two years. He ' s always willing to help with the problems, that is, providing you get around before eight o ' clock, because after that time you will find him sound asleep in his beloved hay. He has an inquisitive nature and is inclined, at times, to be almost playful, but this, to him, is an asset rather than a liabil- ity, because it only enhances his ability to be practical. This practical nature combines with his ability to retain theory to produce one who is unusually capable. He has managed to retain his chevrons without being appar- ently ambitious, and without being overly accommodating to his superiors. With qualities such as these it is obvious that " Philbert " is an ideal brother-rat and will remain always in our hearts. Gerald Barker Luck " jerry, " " jafsie, " " xoots " Richmond, Virginia Ilat u ' loi- of Scifncr in Ci-vil Enijincfviny Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— Private, Company D; Rat Football; Rat Track. 3hd Class — Private. Company D; Richmond Club. 2nd Class — Sergeant, Company D; CjJcf Staff; Second Class Show; Richmond Club; As- sistant Manager of Basketball; A. S. Gerald entered V. M. I. with a military career behind him, and he has continued it most successfully here, graduating a First Lieutenant. Not only has he advanced in the military, but has traveled a rocky road of education to emerge a triumphant Civil Engineer. " Noots " has had no trouble with the female, as he came here a " ladies ' man " and is graduating as a true Don Juan, with something of a reputation for " knife-throw- ing. " Despite that, he has gathered many friends in all the classes. Although not a brother-rat of ' 36, the esteem and affection in which he is held here as a result of his fine qualities have made him one that ' 36 is proud to claim. " Jerry " is not a talkative man, but one who listens, thinks, and acts. We know that he is destined to go far in the world, because he has ability, determination, and personality. His natural generosity, humor, and sincerity are gifts that make a friend and a man a worth- while one in all cases. James Hoge Tyler McConnell " mac " East Radiord, Vircima nailiflor of .Ills Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4rH Class— Private. Company F; Rat Cross Country: Rat Track; Rat R.fle Team; Southwest Virginia Club. 3bD Class— Corporal. Company F; Cross-Coun try; Track; Cidel Staff; Southwest Vir gima Club. 2nd Class — Supply Sergeant, Company F; Di rector of Second Class Show; Assistant Manager of Basketball; CjJtl Staff. tor-in-Chief of the Cdel: Athletic Coun cil; Manager of Varsity Basketball; Bomb Staff; Esecutiye Committe of V. I. P. A. From the standpoint of versatility, Mac is one of those un- canny personages who can gain the maximum results from the minimum of time and effort. This proficiency has com- bined with his consistently even temperament to win him a wide circle of friends, as well as an unusually large number of re- sponsible positions. But in spite of his numerous activities in the military, academic, and extra-curricular work, he has always found time for the after-taps bull-sessions and for frequent trips to Hollins and Sweet Briar. With his many assets, a great success is the only thing we could predict for Tyler. We know that he will take the ob- stacles in his path as he has taken those at V. M. I., and we wish the best of luck, in anything he may undertake, to a man whom we are happy to call our Brother Rat. Selden Longley McMlLLlN " BO, " " MAC " Dallas, Texas n.u nlnr of Scii-na- in Civil Enyimn- inij Field Artiller ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— Private. Company D; Rat Football; LASS— Private. Companv D: Football; Base- ball; Monogram Club; Manager of Wrestling; A. S. C. E.; P. G. While not what you might call " running, " Mac seems to get along. He made an auspicious beginning in the military, but slipped and fell by the wayside, and is best remembered as a private. In spite of his small stature, " Bo " was a real star in baseball and quarterbacked the football team until a bad accident cut short a promising career. He showed the stuff he is made of, reporting out for football with his broken leg just healed, and did more than his share toward helping the team. " Bo " doesn ' t seem quite sure of what he wants to do after leaving V. M. I. — our guess is that he will return to his native Texas and sleep it off for a while. Regardless of where he goes or what he does, we who know him will be sure that he will make good, and we ' ll always remember him a gentleman, an athlete, and as just " Mac — one of the boys. " Samuel Robert McRorie " SAM. " " BUB. " " MAC " UncA, New " ork Btuhrlor of Scinier in Ci-vil Efujinrrr till HONORS AND ACTIVITIES 4th Class— Private, Comp.inv C; Football; Boxing. 3rd Class — Corporal, Company C. 2nd Class — Q, M. Sergeant, Company C; Battalion Sergeant Major; Bo.img; As- sistant Manager Bo.ving; A. S, C- E " Mac, " pride of the " C " Company Cavalry, dropped in on us from Utica some four years ago. He has gone through his cadetship, always remaining his unaffected self and thereby making a host of friends. As a student, he has been a suc- cess, attacking his engineering problems in the same hard- headed sensible manner in which he does all his work. Lest we make " Bob " a paragon of virtue, something of which he would surely disapprove, we must mention his inclination for griping about military and its ramifications. Also some stray reports of his summer behavior in Washington have reached barracks, but he denies them vigorously. " Bob " has made his mark as an expert horseman, his trick riding affording him some note. He is heading for the whirl of business in New York, his beloved Yankee land, and as he goes, we can but say — best to you " Sam Bob Mac, " you ' ll get there. Richard Bruce Macgurn " mcK, " " mac " Roanoke, Virginia Bachelor oj S -inice_ in Electrical Engineering ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Class— Private, Companv F; Wrestling Track; Roanoke Club. Class — Sergeant, Companv F; Assistant Manager Track; Vice-President Roanoke Club; A. I. E. E. " Dick " made his initial entrance into V. M. I. with the same air of nonchalance that has stayed with him throughout his cadetship. Nothing that anyone has said nor any obstacles which have blocked his path phased him for a moment. With a characteristic happy-go-lucky attitude he brushed them all aside, pursuing his ends with a dogged determination to wind up near the top. Aside from being a diligent student and a man of affairs, he is one of the greatest lovers of nature in the school. As a horseman he is excelled by few. In the military field his attainments were above the average. Immaculate in dress, courteous to the nth degree, in fact every inch a gentle- man, he is held in high esteem by all who know him. In what- ever field he anchors his ambitions, we feel sure that he will attain his goal. IVhRON Barraud Marshall. Jr. " PKI:AC!!KR " Halifax, A ' ircinia H,„ j,liir of Stinur in Klrilruat En- f l: " . ' Infantry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS LASS— Private. Companv B; Cross-Countrv Track. :lasS— Private, Companv B; Tract; A I Good old " Preacher " entered the Institute as a Third Class rat, and, in spite of the fact that he came a year later than the rest of us, he soon gained the friendship of all members of his adopted class. We laughed at his squeaky voice, and came to realize that behind that was a very keen and exceptionally brilliant mind. He has used the gift of intellect to the best advantage — right up there at the top end of the Electrical class, and Chairman of the A. I. E. E. branch. " Preacher " has never put much effort in the " super-military " business, and most of us would be con- tent with his academic rating alone. Of pleasing personality, his friends are by no means confined to the first stoop, and he has always been more than willing to lend his aid to those who have needed it. " Preacher " is due to go far in his chosen line — he can ' t miss — and he has the sincerest good wishes of all. Raymond Harley Martin " BLONDV " LvxcHBURG, Virginia Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineerintj Cavalry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class — Private, Company A. 3rd Class — Corporal, Company A. One person ' s loss is another person ' s gain; V. M. I. surely gained when the outer world delivered to the Institute ' s care this scared rat on that memorable day four years ago. " Blondy " has led a checkered career, even to the point of winning both corporal and sergeant chevrons. Unforunately an untimely nocturnal expedition nipped in the bud what promised to be a glamorous military career and our hero took his place among the clean-sleeve boys. He has really lived up to his trust and most any Saturday or Wednesday afternoon would find " Blondy " plodding cheerfully along the penalty tour road. He is a hay hound of the first water, but, nevertheless, he has found time to endear himself in the hearts of many of the members of the nearby girls ' schools. Easy to get along with, an integral part of the barracks bull sessions, possessed of a rare sense of humor, " Blondy " seems destined to be a big success. John Young Mason, Jr. " SUl-Al " Bo KINS, ' iK(;iM. Biululnr al Snr :o- ni Cli.-mislry Field .Artillcr ACTIVITIES AND HONORS The handsome face you see above belongs to none other than John Y. Mason, affectionately known to the brother rats and others as " Squat. " A person of widely diversified inter- ests, John Y. has managed to maintain a good average in his work without being too busy to do his share in the fun-making. The military had attractions for him earlier in his career, but, after having been a corporal and a sergeant, he has returned to the fold — a member in good standing of the First Class Privates. The casual observer might wonder why one of his person- ality might not devote more of his time and attention to the girls, but it is said by those that know that he has remained steadfast to the lucky one for four years. " Squat " has a keen sense of humor and an easy-going dis- position which make him a good companion in any gathering. Here ' s to you, Mase, a loyal cadet, and a real brother rat. Henry Sneed Massie " hank " Lynchburg, Virginia Raclirhr of Science in Electrical Engineering Cavalry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class — Private, Company C; Rat Boxing. 3rd Class — Corporal, Company C; Boxing. A. I. E. E.; O. G. C; C dct Staff; In the familiar city of Lynchburg, another member of the " House of Massie " decided to cast his lot with the Institute. " Hank " came, and was soon known to his brother-rats through his activities; especially as a " power " with the women. He loved them all; and it is noticeable that he managed in some fashion to avoid being hooked by any. This was, no doubt, due to his ability at " slinging the bull, " for, though an Electri- cian, he commands all the power of the born Liberal Artist in using the language. " Hank " started out well in the military line — but a trip to his home town one night proved the undoing of one more corporal. His love of fun may have cost him his military laurels, but it has made him a splendid companion and a popular man about barracks. Although never a wearer of stars, he has maintained a high academic standing throughout his cadetship. Now that the time has come for parting, we shall miss you, " Hank, " old boy. James Newton Maxey, Jr. " ' 1L ' RKE " HIRTSMOUIH, V1R(;|M. liaihclor of Scinuc in lUn Irital Eniiiiu-ciiiiij Cavalry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— Puvatc. Comp.iliv C; Tidcwan C; O. G.;r A, I, " Turkey " came to V. M. I. with a smile on his face, and now he leaves us with that same smile. All of his Brother Rats admire his irresponsible cheerfulness and wish they could be only half as happy. He has a knack of making and holding friends — a knack that will serve him all of his life. He undoubtedly can get into more trouble and take it more unperturbed than any man in his class. His one weakness resides in Williamsburg under the co-ed colors of William and Mary, but from all indications, the weakness situation is mutual, for she continu- ally puts up with specials, reading: " I am under confinement again and can ' t have you up for the dances. " Perhaps her in- fluence will cause him to take life a little bit more seriously, but not too seriously, we hope. In this world, filled with sorrow and distress, " Turkey " is destined to play an important part with his smile. The best that life has to offer is our wish for you, Brother Rat. Edward Garott Staley Maxwell " ec-bert " Richmond, Virginia Bar ielor of Science in Electrical Engineering Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS H Class— Private, Companv F; Rat Ttat Class — Cotporal Company F; Hop Com- mittee; Secretary of the Richmond Club; Academic Stars. :nd Class— Qu_-- Color Sergeant; 5! Football; Hop Commi Sergeant Company F; For four years now we have known " Egbert, " and during that time he has won our admiration and respect, not to mention our hearts, at every turn. He has proved himself an honor man indeed, and his versatiUty is evinced by the stripes and the Stars he wears. The Class of ' 36 was indeed lucky to get Staley, and from now on we will all find something missing — something that only he can give. His reassuring poise, nonchalance, common sense, and friendship have endeared him to us all, and he has carved himself a niche in the V. M. I. Hall of Fame that equals that of the best. His brother-rats and the rest of the corps offer their sincere thanks for what he has done toward maintaining and improv- ing the Hops. His untiring personal efforts have stemmed the tide and insured the success of more than one V. M. I. dance. We met, pass on, and part — he is gone, but his memory is with us, and lucky is she that gets him, for more than one reason. Irvin Michelson " MIKl " I.KKSm ' Ki;, ' iRci i Bachflnr of Siin:,c in Ci-AI Enijinerring ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 2nd Class — Private, Companvv B; Second Class Shoiv; Northern VitBinia Glut.; A. S C. E, When " Mike " entered barracks for the first time, some facetious Third Classman was heard to remark, " Where is that Httle mister taking all that noise? " Since that time we have associated our jovial friend, " Mike, " with the clang and the clatter of his footsteps which have been heard throughout bar- racks. His witticisms have been the despair of Room 122, and more than once " Blondy, " " Old Man, " and " Cue Ball ' have threatened to commit mayhem on his innocuous person. His gift of gab, however, usually saved him so that he could run the block again. Being blessed with pure, unadulterated luck, he has never graced the penalty tour road, even though he has had many and various escapades. His love of arguing has caused the boys in brown untold agony, but this argumentative nature can certainly be consid- ered as one of his qualities. He is not destined to follow the leader. HP9r ■ H H r V H 1 V, .-.- 1 H » H s w H Henry Clifford Mitchell " cliff " Portsmouth, Virginia Rachcloy nf Science in Civil Engineering Ca ' alr ' ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4Til Class— Private. Company C. C; Secretary 2nd Class — Sergeant. Company C: Vice-Pre dent Wesley Club: Second Class Final Committee; A. S. C. E. In Clifford we have one of the barracks " power houses. " He has never had any trouble getting along with the fairer sex. " Minnie " has been the only one to disturb his equilibrium and, at times, we thought he wouldn ' t live until the next mail came in. Cliff has never been one of the gross men of barracks. He has always been " running " and it was only tough luck that kept him from wearing chevrons his last year. All of us will long remember Cliff ' s pleasing smile and, with his smile, he should go a long way in life. Cliff, with his fine sense of proportion in all things, his ever ready willingness to help his brother rats, and his innate capabilities, will make a success of his life that will be comparable to the success he has made here at the Institute. Railroad engineering is Cliff ' s chosen field. His roommates will always remember him say- ing, " I got a letter from Minnie today. " Marcus Alfred Mullen " MAKK, " " SH I)()W, " " CrPCAKI: " i s RdCiiiii F, N ' f.w Vijrk Bmlnhr of Stinur in Chrmistiy Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class- -Private, Company F. 3bd Class — Corporal. Companv F, 2nd Class — Sergeant. Company F; V. .A, S. 1ST Class— Private. Company F; V. A, S; .M:: " None preaches better than the ant who yet says nothing. " The " Shadow, " emulating the ant, has said less and done more than any of us. His chief field of endeavor is original research in Chemistry, to which he takes like a bird to the air. Having had two years work in a chemical shop before he came here, he knows what he is doing and is going places rapidly. But Marcus doesn ' t confine his activities to a single line. In fact, he can do anything well, from repairing a radio to mi.xmg the most delectable julep. His two years at work between high school and V. M. I. have made him one of the older and more settled members of the class, and all that know him look up to and respect him for his sound, mature judgment. He ' s come a long way in the four years of V. M. I., but that isn ' t a starter for the man as we know him. He ' s headed places, and is certain to be a credit to the school and the Class. Alexander Weldon Neal, Jr. " AI.RC, " " SLICK " Bos ' Air, Virginia Bachrlor 0 Arts Infantry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Class — Sergeant, Company B; Baseball; Monogram Club: Assistant Manager of FootbalU Second Class Finance Commit tec; Second Class Show; Orchestra. " lass — Second Lieutenant, Company B; Baseball; Monogram Club; Hop Commit tee; Cadet Staff; Intramural Manager; Or- " Slick " is one of the fortunate few who are endowed with the gracious gift of being able to make and hold friends with ease in any circumstance. The four years that we have known him have left an impression that passage of time can not erase. " Alec " has put his heart into every activity he has tried, and there are many; athletic, scholastic, military, and practically all the others. He has received his monogram as a pitcher on the baseball team, managed his company ' s intramural athletics, and has been honored with elections and appointments to many of the other student activities boards. In every case he has been highly successful, and has earned quite a name for himself for all-around capability. Though rather quiet in his mein, he is forever cheerful, and glad to lend his aid to any and all. A gentleman and a sportsman, diligent without being too serious, " Slick " will not find life too great a problem and will get the best there is in it. w William Russell O ' Brien " SI I Mm, " " ii ' imf: " Richmond, Vikgima Bachelor of S,i,;u,- in Chnnisliy Field Artillery ACTIVITIES . ND HONORS 4th Class— Priv,-1M. Comp.,t,v D; Football Ever since he matriculated in 1932, " O ' Bie " has aspired to chevrons in a big way. His aspirations were soon reahzed for at the end of our rat year we find him blossoming forth as a cor- poral. The following year he was made a high ranking ser- geant and his chevrons were moved up his sleeve. His hopes, however, were dashed and he rose no higher in the military field. His energies, instead, were turned to athletics and he was an important member of the baseball team, as well as a member of the varsity football squad. " O ' Bie " is well known as one of the most genial and happy of the Chemists. His ever present smile and cheery greeting will make him long remembered with pleasure bv his brother rats. Possessed of a pleasing personality, the ability to mix with any crowd, and a rare sense of humor, we feel sure that " O ' Bie " will make a name for himself, tough though the going may be. William Henry Oglesby ■■bill " Lynchburg, Virginia Ihulnlor „} Sa,-NO- in Ci-vil F.nynierr- inij Cavalry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS H Class— Pr.v Rat Wrest te, Co ing; R npanv A; V: Rat Nur Football; netals. D Class— Cor Dotal, Club. Compa ny A; Football M[ Class— Firs ball; Vice Monogram Serge -Presid Club. nt, Comp nt of A . S A; Foot C. E. T Class— Captain, F.r Football; Presider Hop Committee: t Batt t of Presid lio Mo n C mmander am Club A. S. C Bill has the distinction of being the only cadet who ever went through a rat year without being told to " fin out. " It didn ' t take Bill long to perfect a " finning out " technique sec- ond to that of none, and with that he began a flourishing mili- tary career. He became the first-ranking corporal in the corps, then A Company ' s First Sergeant, and from there to one of the two battalion commanders. His success in this line, as in all others, is the result of real hard work, such as is seldom found in these hallowed walls. Bill was a mainstay of the football team for two years. Despite his lack of weight, he is known as one of the " fighting- est " guards to have ever done his stuff for the honor of V. M. I. An exemplification of the " brother-rat spirit, " there are no limits to the effort he is ready and willing to put forth to help another. Good-natured, unaffected, and with a phenomenal capacity for work. Bill is slated for big things in life, and he has our sincerest admiration and good-wishes on the way. Nathaniel Montgomery Osborne, Jr. " OZZIE, " " OZ " Norfolk, Virginia Bachelor of Science in Elrdriad Engincerintj ACTIVITIES AND HONORS :lasS— Private. Companv B; Ac.ide[ Class — Sergeant, C Stats; Second Cla: Second Class Sho % A valuable member of our class, this Wizard of Oz, always willing and always able to " put the Brother Rats on it. " He came to V. M. I. for an education and, by his consistent deter- mination, he has conquered the academic crown with greatest of ease. " Oz " is a man with a real sense of humor and a true sense of proportion. He sees the funny side of everything and takes all things as a matter of course. Therefore he is calm, does not bother about griping, and is a genial friend to everyone. At present this lad is confronted with two major problems, his appetite and women. " Oz " maintains that the weaker sex is similar to an indeterminate quantity which cannot be solved. At least he has approached a solution. We feel that he is well on the way to a life of success. !!::: ' August Frederick Penzold, Jr. " BAY, " " AllMIRAI., " " SCAI.O " Norfolk, ' ikgima llailirhr of Scirno- in Civil Eiujiufir- inff Cavalry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS A; Second CI a! Company A; Floor Colt " Bay " Penzold, smiling and fun-loving, is always ready to play or trifle — but when, in one of his serious moods, he gets himself to work, you can be assured that he will give the very best he knows how. " Admiral " started out as a military man, but, ere long, the authorities saw fit to choose him for the honors of First Class Private, and in this capacity he has been a great asset to the various captains of A Company. At the end of his Third Class year, " Bay " chose Col. Marr ' s Civil department as the one to follow, and he has proved that he can be academ- ically distinguished by frequently placing his name on the monthly Honor Roll. During the latter part of his First Class year, the " Admiral ' s " military ability was again recognized when the Superintendent selected him for an appointment to the U. S. Marines. Being the worthy man he is, we know that " Bay " will go far and high. He has the affectionate regard of his brother-rats behind him. Clunet Holmes Pettyjohn I.vN ' ciiBi K(;, ViK(;i i 11,1, „lor „t .V ' V, ACTIVITIES AND HONORS :lass— Private. Company F; Basketball -JD Class— Color Sergeant; Basketball; Track Second Class Finance Committee; Srcte tarv A. S. C. E. iT Class — Second Lieutenant, Company F Basketball; Track; MonoBram Club; Hop Committee; Business Staff Bomb; Man ager Rat Football; Chairman Floor Com With the handicap of having two preceding brothers estab- lish enviable records at the Instittite, " Sim " has not only lived up to expectations but has surpassed them. After losing his chevrons late in his Second Class year, he came back to win a well deserved lieutenancy. Always ready for anything, he gets the most out of life, playing hard and working hard, and giving and taking with the best. He had to be able to take it to put up with Boyd and Witt. He has been a mainstay on both the basketball and track teams, and both squads will miss him very much. We shall long remember his contagious happy grin and chuckle. Truly, " Sim " has a place in the heart of each of his brother rats. Need we say more than — he ' s a true friend and a gentleman? Adieu, Sim, and may your successes on the outside be as plenti- ful as those you ' ve enjoyed in barracks. Samuel Thomas Potts, Jr. " dl ' d " Norfolk, ' ir(;ima Hnrhrhn- nf Sii.ncf in C.i-vil Eiu uiea- inij Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th C[ ass— Private, Company F; Norfolk Club. iRD CLASS—Private, Company F; Norfolk Club. -Private. Company F; T.Jewater Club. F; Tide. " Dud ' ' is one of the " 35 men who, through no academic failure, will leave the Institute with the Class of ' 36. Sam has fitted in well with the members of the latter class, being of an easy-going and amiable disposition. He says very little that is unflavored with his unaffected humor, and, in addition to being able to perpetrate a joke, he can take one with the best. We all laughed at the adventures of Potts and Vanderslice at camp during the past summer, and are still doubtful as to which was the instigator of the deeds. In his lighter vein, Sam leads a life of amusing escapades. There is a serious side to the man also, and, though he never lets himself be annoyed by pressure of work, he has done well in his course through thor- oughgoing application. He believes in taking life more or less easily, and it has netted him good results, from all indications. His pleasing manner, easy wit, and disposition will serve him well elsewhere, as here. Benjamin Harrison Powell. Jr. •■piEBAi.n, " " bf.nsik " AusiiN, Texas Barhclor nf Arts Field Artillen HONORS AND ACTIVITIES 4tm Cl ass- -Cross Countrv; Tract; B.isketb.ill. -Co. il: Track: Acadei Cl ASS — Sergeant; Academic Stars; Man aser Picture Show; Second Class Fi nance Committee; Vice-President Tesa Club; Bomb Staff; Second Class Sho« , Episcopal Vestry. Class — Captain. Company E; . cadenii. Stats; Honor Court; General Committe. Hop Committee; Business ManaRei Bomb; President Texas Club; ' ■Suicid.- Battery " ; Captain Varsity Tennis; CoJti Staff; Episcopal Vestry, Hailing from the Lone Star State, Ben stands in a class by himself. By his extraordinary genial personality and his ability to accomplish his aims with a minimum amount of effort he h as attained this position with great ease. " Piebald ' s " keen judg- ment in both military and class matters has been sought by members of the corps on numerous occasions, and at all times we have found him willing to lend a helping hand to those who needed it. Ben ' s career at V. M. I. has been one of great achievement and high distinction. Not only has he reached the heights in the military and academic lines, but he has had a share in nearly all the barracks activities, and we might take this opportunity to add: for " Portraits of Distinction " see H. Z. Powell. The honors that Ben has gained during his cadetship are too numerous to be mentioned here, but if the future can be pre- dicted from the past, then we can say that Ben is well on the way to the success that his brother rats all wish for him. Llewellyn Powell, Jr. " IKU, " " U tREUOl.K " Ai.KXANDRiA, Virginia lUuliclor nf Stienc in Elrttrical En- niniivinn Field Art lie ry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4T1I Class- Acade -Private. m,c Stars Com pan ■ E; R at B „.ng 3rd Class- Acade Corporal mic Stars Co .pa nl- E; Wtestling 2nd Class- Cdc: Show -Sergeant, C Staff; Bomb A. r E. E. ,„P any E; aff; Se Fo ond tball Class To describe the " Werewolf " as a multiple genius would be to get right at the heart of the matter. For little indeed has escaped the touch of his genius in our lives here. As a con- versationalist, both in and out of the parlor, he threatens the laurels of the famous Doctor Johnson, and as a rhymester he is without peer. But he will perhaps be remembered longest for his witty caricatures of barracks life with both pen and brush. The pen, in Lew ' s case, is mighty — but never the sword. His flights into the rarified military atmosphere have always been mere hops terminated by abrupt crack-ups — the wanderlust in his veins usually causing his downfall. The authorities, how- ever, seemed secretly to welcome each opportunity to bundle this wild-looking tramp back into the shadows of the rear rank each time that he made his playful bid for military prominence. No military tailor ' s dummy, but a faultless tactician with the ladies, Lew is certainly a gentleman and a brother-rat to whom we all hate to bid Vale. Frank McLaughlin Raffo " MAC, " " BdOl " RiChlMOM), VlKGlMA lliuliitor 1,1 S,ir,l,r in Ci-vll E:i,juu;;- mil FifUl Artilkr ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— Private, Companv E; Rat Football; Ral Baseball; Rat Basketball; Rat Track, Richtnond Club; Numerals. 2nd Class— Private, Company E; Football; Bas- ketball; Baseball; Monogram Club; Sr-cond Class Show; A. S. C. E. No one could help liking a man like Rafto. His great gift for making friends and his flawless disposition have made him as poplar as any man V. M. I. ever had — and you have only to meet him to know why. It is hard to conceive of " the Boot " in the role of scholar — he is rather the pleasure-loving and sociable type. He has never been " much for this military stuif, " but, woe to the fortunes of that renowned First Class squad had he not been there to up- hold the record. The famous nose has led him into many trials and tribulations, and has always led him out again unscathed and successful. " Mac " is a rare combination of a natural athlete and a lead- er, and he has proved indispensable to the baseball and basket- ball teams of the past two years. As a ladies ' man he stands supreme and unchallenged. He has carved himself a niche in the Hall of Fame, and a prominent place in the hearts of the many that are his friends. And now we say, " Smooth sailing, old man, and may your cup of happiness be filled to overflowing. " 113 Whitmell Tompkins Rison Chatham, ' irgima Ra iftor of Scicnc- i Enfiinccrintj Infantry ; ( l-Vll ACTIVITIES AND HONORS lii Class Rat — Private, Company B; Rifle Team; Piedmon Ra CI Wr ub. stling HD Class Rifl — Private. Company B; Team; Piedmont Clu Fen cing Team ND Clas Sec 5 — Sergeant, Company and Class Show; A. S B; C. Wr E. stUng Company B: Hop Floor cronautical Club; .A. S. C. Emerging from a rat year marked by the usual hardships and a number of penalty tours, " Whit " settled down to demon- strate how much work a man could do without losing any amusements or sleep. He has made a success of his academic work, and taken a large part in the extra-curricular activities of the class. Pierced by Cupid ' s dart during his Second Class year, he has remained a " one-woman man " ever since, and every night at ten o ' clock he may be seen laying down his books to get that letter oil. His ability to grasp facts quickly and easily will assure him success as a law student and, later, in his profession. During his term at the Institute " Whit " has proved himself to be a man worth knowing, and a true friend to all with whom he has come in contact. These qualities have brought him the sincere and affectionate regard of his brother-rats, who, in part- ing with one of such admirable traits, will experience deep regret at their loss. ' 4% ' Harry English Robinson " lilliZ " AiiAMA, Georgia B,ulu-lor of Alls Inf;imrv ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— Private. Companv B: Rat Foothill Rat Wrestling; Rat Rifle Team; N metals; Georgia Club. ss — Regimental Sergeant- Major; RiH am: Pistol Team; C dc, Staff; A ant Managet of Baseball; President I C det Staff; Hop Floor Con- To those of US who have had the pleasure of really know- ing English, or " Blitz " as he is aftectionatelv called, his sin- cerity, frankness, and comradeship have rendered him a lovable companion. Where there is fun to be had, English will always be found in the midst of it. He shoots as straight with his friends as he does on the Rifle Team, which he captains. Possessing that type of personality which is instantly likeable, he can lay claim to a host of friends wherever he is known. English should go a long way along the road to success in the world. The qualities of leadership he has evinced during the last four years should be quickly recognized, as they were here, and stand him in good stead. In graduation we not only suffer the loss of an outstanding classmate, but of a true friend as well. Charles W. Royce " chuck " BiRMiNOHAM, Alabama 11,1, ulnr nf Scenci in Cii-il Eiujinr, ing Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— Private. Company E; Acadei Stats. 3rd Class — Cotpotal, Company E; Acadei Class — Q. M. Setgeant, Compan tatlion Sergeant Major; Acadei A. S. C. E. This handsome dashing youth hails from Birmingham, and the trail of broken hearts that he has left in his wake during the past four years would be the envy of any Lothario. However, now he seems to have found the one and only and is settling down for a quieter existence. When " Chuck " came to V. M. I. he found that he was expected to follow in the footsteps of his brother, no small feat, but he has lived up to all expectations, and, if possible, surpassed them. Not only has he been high ranking along the military line during his four-year stay here, but he has always been one of the " brows " who take first stand with a minimum amount of work. However, he is always willing to lend a helf - ing hand to those to whom studies are more difficult. It is with sorrow that we part from " Chuck, " a true gentle- man and scholar. Embry Cobb Rucker " •|(]0l " CVNWMI, Pkwsm.vama Ihuiu-ln, of Sfirnn ' in Civil F.niiinr ill Cavalry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Class — Corporal, Companv C; Basketball. Class — Sergeant. Company C; Football; Basketball; Second Class Sho». CjJci Staff; A. I. E. E. Class — Second Lieutenant, Company C; Football; Basketball; Monogram Club; Cadet Staff; A, I, E, E,; O. G. It is no easy task to give a good brief account of Embry ' s character and achievements — and, to his brother-rats, it is hardly a necessary one. The years will not rest heavily on his memory, because his personality, and the popularity which it engendered, will have made the impression indelible. Athletically, " Tooty " seemed to come up from the depths of nowhere on the scrub team to become one of the best centers that has a Big Red eleven in many a day. He overcame his inexperience to so great an extent that he was considered one of the strongest points on the team and proved it many times over. In the military line, he has risen, and fallen, for four years, with the authorities having a much higher opinion of his abili- ties than he himself ever had. His care-free and amicable dis- position, big-heartedness, and fine character will make a stand- out of him everywhere as they have done at the Institute. James Hilbert Sapp " JIMMV " Vi:sT Pai.m Beach, Florida Badiclnr of Arts Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS " Jimmy " came to us after a year at Rice University, and after his year of college was not prepared for life at an Institute. However, he soon settled into the routine of barracks life, took his share of " sheenies " with the rest of us, and came through his rat year unscathed. His Third Class year found him like- wise on the clean side of the ledger, his sleeves unadorned by chevrons but shining with academic stars. During his Second Class year trouble began to set in. " Jim- my " never could seem to agree with the men in brown, and several visits to the Superintendent ' s office ended with disastrous results for our hero. However, he managed to walk off all his tours and came through into his First Class year as a true First Class private. He also distinguished himself by his writing ability on the two barracks publications, and much of the ath- letic section of this book is due to his efforts. Robert James Scott As. NCOCK, ' 1R( ield Aitillc ISl ACTIVITIES AND HONORS •ITH Cl.v Crc S— Pr ss-Co var» Company E; Rat T, la 3rd Clas — Pr, vate, Comp,„v E, Cla Vi s— Pr e-Prc vate, Companv dene. Tidewace E; r CI V. lb. A s Company E; V A. .A When the " Eagle " followed his nose up to V. M. I. from the Eastern Shore in the fall of ' 32, the Institute little realized that it was about to obtain an addition to its Corps who would make history rivaling New Market. " Eagle " began amazing barracks then, and has continued to do so throughout his career as a " cadet and a gentleman, Suh " Although " Eagle " seems to be a quiet and conservative per- son, he is really the opposite when one gets under the surface and really gets to know this witty and good-humored lad. " Eagle " of late has really turned into the Casanova type, and has been heard going around muttering to himself, " What is this strange power I ' ve got? " The " Eagle " is one of Major Carroll ' s mainstays, and really one of the Major ' s Bud-ees. Robert will continue his preparation at the Medical College of Virginia, and no doubt his brother rats will find themselves being operated on by Dr. Scott one of these days. William Marion Seay " Bill., " " OM) MAN, " " UIIJ.IE " Hot Springs, Virgima liaehrlor of .-Irts Infantry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS ipany B; Rat Wri Class — Private, Company B; Assistant Manager Baseball; Floating University; Second Class Show. XASS— Private, Company B; Varrity Wrest- ling; Runner.Up, Southern Conference Vl ' iestling; Monogram Club; Cadet Li- brarian; Manager Company B Rifle Team; CjJr, Staff; O. G. As " Willie " walked down the fourth stoop one morning early in our rat year, someone remarked, " Here comes an old man. " The name has stuck and our hero is known to all in barracks as " Old Man. " His nickname, however, belies his age, for he is as full of pranks as any of the triflers in bar- racks and where there is a fun-spot, " Willie " is as often as not one of the merry makers. " Willie " is an ardent " hay hound " ; he sleeps, eats, and even studies in the hay, so it is not surpris- ing that at the end of our Third Class year he elected to take Liberal Arts. He pursued his studies (from the hay) and, al- though no star man, his application has continually won for him good averages in all his courses. His fun loving disposition and his ability to apply himself to the task in hand have made him a big favorite with his brother rats, and we feel confident that he will enjoy the successes in life that he has here in bar- racks. Rafael Angel Segarra " SULIAT, " " IIRK I ' l.uc " Santurce, Puerto Rico Hiululor „! Siirnr, ' in (. ' kv7 Kriiuiini inij Infantry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— Private, Company B; Rat VVrestlinB al. Cot -Sergeant. Company B; Fencing: mic Stars. ■Lieutenant. Company B; Fencing. -• ■- ' « " We will always remember the little Lieutenant from B Company as a Brother Rat who did everything he attempted wholeheartedly, whether it was in the gym, class room or on the parade ground. What he lacks in stature he makes up in de- termniation and the desire to get ahead. What he does is done well. His quick Spanish nature has made enemies as well as friends, but we who have lived with him for four years know that he forgives and forgets just as quickly as he flares up. Always willing to help a brother rat, whether it be problems or guard duty — anything to oblige and keep the change. One of the foremost of Buzz ' s bovs, we are expecting great things of you in the future, " Squat. " Just keep plugging and ' 36 will always be proud of you. wy f- rwrw Alexander Curtis Sizer " JACK, " " BUTCH, " " SIRK " Schuyler, Virginia Ratliilor of Sdencc in Civil Enr ineirituj Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONOR S 3rd Class— Private, Companv F; Trac mont Club. ; P.ed 2nd Class — Private, Company E; Treasurer of the A. S. C. E. Track 1ST Class— Private, Companv E: Tra ketball; A. S. C. E. ck; Bas When you hear someone ask, " What say, Butch? " as he passes you, you can immediately recognize it as the characteris- tic greeting of Jack Sizer. Jack is an ex- 3 5 man who has been adopted by every class at V. M. I. during his stay — as much a brother-rat of ' 36, ' 37, and ' 38, as he is of ' 35. He has what is probably the broadest sense of humor encountered within these drab walls, and is noted far and wide for his renditions of the " Fuzzy Dog " and other stories. Jack has put a great deal of time and effort into mastery of the higher reaches of the pole-vault, and by his determined work he has not only proved himself an asset to the track team, but has made a place for himself in the respect and aifection of all of us. It is hard to conceive of barracks without the inevitable greeting and hearty cheer which Jack spread wherever he went and in whatever he did. Junius Clay Staples " POl " " I!i RKWiM.r:, ' iRr;iMA n,uli,l„r nl S, inter ui HInli ' ual En- ACTIVITIES AND HONORS [ASS— Private. Company A: Slicnandoal ' Vallev Club. L. ASS— Private. Company A; A. L E, E 1st Class— Private. Company A; General In ttamural Manager; ' W " Company lnt..n mural Manager; A. I. E. E " Pop " is one of those rare individuals who has worked con- sistently to obtain the most from his studies and to use his acquired knowledge to help those who are not so adroit at learning. Having always taken a keen interest in sports and being instrumental in the development of intramural athletics, he was rewarded by being chosen intramural manager for his company. No other person could possibly fulfill his position with greater sincerity. His earnest and straightforward manner suggest convictions which are usually right and for which he holds the esteem of those who know him. Like all men of his calibre, " Pop " sees life from two sides, as is shown by trips to neighboring girls ' schools and his attend- ance at the Institute Hops. He has that sense of balance which should lead him to the peak of success. Charles Donald Stegman " OI-D man " Baltimore, Maryland Badielor of .-Irts Infantry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— Private, Company B; Rat Football; Rat Bastfcball. 3rI) Class— Corporal. Company B. A tremendous shadow falls across the doorway — don ' t be alarmed, folks, it ' s only the " Old Man, " 76 inches of the most genial personality ever to blunder within the portals of V. M. I. It is his calm, taciturn, friendly attitude that has won for him the warmest regard of his classmates. Always a good fellow, he has followed the path of least resistance. He struggled a bit with Chemistry and Calculus, but weathering them even- tually, settled into his natural bent — Liberal Arts. Employing his size to great advantage in athletics, he is a standout com- petitor in basketball, water polo, and volley ball. Who can forget his escapades, notably with " Sir Galahad " at camp? And as the ace of the House Mountain Boys? After watching him imperturbably take his " sheenies, " after associating with him and knowing the frank sincerity and warm- heartedness that are the ess ence of him, we know that there will be a lump in everyone ' s throat as they grasp the " Old Man ' s " enormous hand in farewell. Jesse Lowry Sinclair, Jr. I. ciinLKn, ' iK(;i iA Unili.lor (if Sdnu-r in I ' lr-Mijual Chrmulry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 3Kn Class — Corporal, Companv A. 2ni) Ci-ASS — Sergeant, Company A; Second Class Finance Committee; Second Class Show; C. ' ,;.- Staff; Cheer Leader. Although Jess came to us from the Panama Canal Zone, it did not take him long to become acquainted with V. M. I., and vice versa. During his Third and Second Class years, his time and abilities were devoted to the military, and he became a cor- poral and, later, a sergeant. At this time he also laid the foun- dation for his mighty success at the nearby girls ' schools, and had already earned the respect of his classmates for his contri- butions to student activities here. He entered his First Class year with possibilities of adding to his military record, but his love of feminine company caught up with him, and Jesse re- mains one of the boys, and as such we shall always remember him. After graduation, Jess e.xpects to complete his medical edu- cation, and follow the Sinclair precedent in becoming an Army officer. We know that he is destined for a fine career in that line, and join in wishing the best of luck to a real gentleman and a true friend. Henry Gwynne Tayloe, Jr. " COOS ' , " " MERC " MiDDi.EBURG, Virginia Hailulor of Sfi,-nce in Civil Engineer- ing Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS LASS — Corporal, Company D; Mom in Track; Second Class Finance Coi tee; A. S. C. E. In the fall of 1932, " Tayloe " or " The Goon, " as he is known now to his Brother Rats, entered V. M. I. with a fair record as a prep school track man. Since that day he has gone far and will be remembered in the annals of V. M. I. as one of the fastest men to ever attend V. M. I., and as the co-holder of the 100-yard dash record for the Institute, and as Captain of the team his First Class year. " The Goon, " in his four years at V. M. I., has a very remarkable record of attending school and should have his name placed in the " hall of fame. " He managed to attend the " Floating University " every summer as well as regular school during the year. He is going to work for a railroad company in the South after graduation and whatever happens you can bet he will be one of their best men and a credit to V. M. I. ' s Civil Depart- ment. David Allan Thomas Makshali., I ' kxas nuih,lar of Alls Cavalrv ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— Pf.vatc, Company A; Rat Rifle 3rd Class — Private, Company A; CjJt Tesas Club. St aff 2nd Class — Sergeant. Company C; Cddi Te. as Club. ( Sr aff 1st Class— Private, Company C; O, G. Alumni Editor of The Cjdtl Ros Te L Allan Thomas is a gentleman in the true sense of the word and he has brought with him from his beloved state a straight- forward sincerity of the true Texas style. Although extremely conscientious in his work, as is evi- denced by his excellent work as Alumni Editor of the Cadet, he has never let his work become a grind and may always be counted on to join in any worthwhile recreation. He is characterized by a keen sense of humor which has carried him successfully over the rough spots in his four years at V. M. I. Allan is one of the neatest boys in his class, and possesses to a high degree that happy faculty of saying and doing the proper thing at exactly the right moment. Allan has made a large number of friends here in Virginia, and we feel confident of a bright future for him in his home state. Douglas Bowcock Thrift ' " MULH, " " DOIIG " Cui.PEPF.R, Virginia Bacliclm- nf Sih-iur in Clirmislry Cavalry HONORS AND ACTIVITIES 4th Class— Private, Companv A; Rac Track: Northern Virginia Club. 5BD Class— Private, Company A; Track; North- ern Virginia Club. 2nd Class— Private. Companv A; V. A. S. 1st Class— Private Company A; O. G.; V. What a wonderful place Culpeper must be to live in if all of the people there are life Thrift. Though his downfall came his First Class year, he still seems to have his head up. It seems he met a girl his Third Class year and she remained his one and only for the next two and a half years, but then came the parting of the ways. The good old classmate spirit intervened and Brother-Rat Thrift found himself without a girl. It was a bad break, but now he is back to normal again — the way we like him so well. His military career was anything to brag about, but maybe his ability wasn ' t recognized in time for a good start. He held his own in his studies, but sometimes the going was a little rough. Military and academic distinction are not always the criterion of a true man, as is exemplified by " D oug, " for we consider him a man of the very highest type. Roger Earl Towne Al,BAN , NlW ()KK 11,1, h, lor of .his Cavalrv ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Ci ASS— Private, Company A; Rat Basket- tail; Rat CossCountry; Rat Track; Yan- kee Club; New York State Club. 2L ' ss — Coiporal Company A; Varsity Bas- ketball; Yankee Club; Seeretaiy and Trcarurer. New 1 ' otk State Club. Class — Sergeant, Company A; Assistant Manager Basketball; Rat Gym Instructor; Second Class Shoiy; Yankee Club. Class— O, G.; Rat Gym Instructor; Re- corder. Intramural Council; Yankee Club. " Harold Teen " or a " Yankee in Rebel ' s clothes " — for four years the wind blew and the fur flew, and out of the uproar came the North ' s down payment on the war deb:. Roger Started with gold on his lower sleeve and found it moved up at the ne.vt charge, and although military glory was his chief desire, thoughts of the sub-debs of Lexington, Buena Vista, and Fredericksburg went ' round and ' round in that blond head. Lady Luck was his side-kick and his many evenings spent counting the stars went unnoticed by the Superintendent ' s G- Men. " A " Co. has been lucky to have this stalwart defender of its glory, for his interests in intramural sports has not only placed him on the top in personal combat, but also made him the recorder of the intramural council. He goes forth to the Empire State to build up a kingdom of butter and eggs. Best of luck, Roger. John Tyler, Jr. " SIORMV " Richmond, Virginia natlulnr of Sciencr in Civil Engini " 10 Cavalry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class — Private. Company C; Richm ss — Sergeant, Company C; nager of Track; Assistant Mar ting; Cadc( Staff; Second Clas: iOr Committee of A. S. C. E. Versatility, personality, ability — there ' s no use going on; just say " John Tyler " and sum it all up — and more. Back in the dark days of ' 32- ' 33, there was a certain blond " Mister " who was known for attending formations without such neces- sities as leggings, etc., and who emerged finally with a cor- poralcy and the appellation of " Stormy. " Since then this name has stood for one high in the regard of his brother rats — one who has, by a natural determination and the knack of getting along with everyone, attained heights of distinction in both academic and military lines. The same gifts, and that Barrymore profile, have brought him his share of feminine hearts, though few women could " phase " him. Johnny, we ' re going to miss you, for your friendship is something held near to the hearts of all of us. Good luck to you — and may you enjoy happiness and success. Sidney John Weilman, Jr. " SID, " " TUBA " Richmond, Virginia Bachelor of Sdi::c, ' in Chrmislry Field Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class— Private. Companv F; Rat Football. Richmond Club. Sid is another of those John Marshall boys who came to V. M. I. in search of a sleeveful of gold braid, but during his rat year he decided to fall in with the mighty army of privates. In that capacity he has carried on with the real spirit, and has made a name for himself as " one of the boys. " A happy-go- lucky type of fellow, his presence is a requisite for every suc- cessful " bull-session " or " fun-spot. " Studies, as a chemist, have proved no primrose path for " Sid, " but he has been successful, as witness the diploma. Other activities have also claimed part of his time, and he has been a member of the football squad for four years. So, in leaving, we wish him the greatest success in whatever he may care to undertake, knowing that he " has got the goods. " We are proud of you, " Sid, " as a ' 36 man, and are confident that we may have cause to continue our pride in your future life after V. M. I. w Allen Thomas McDonald White " IflM, " " AI, " BozKMAN, Montana Hill lirl fir of Scie icc in Ciml En(iinei ' yin(i Cavalry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS ■4th Class— Piivate, Company A; Rat Football; Rat Boxing; Class Artist; Dramatic Club. 3ro Class — Corporal, Company A; Football; Class Artist; Ring Committee; Class His- torian; General Committee; Dramatic Club. 2nd Class — Sergeant. Company . Football; Honor Court; Ge neral Committee; Second Class Finance Committee; Second Class Show; Class Historian; Cadcl Staff; Dra- matic Club; A. S. C. E. 1st Class — Private. Company A; Football; Honor Court; General Committee; Hop Committee; Assistant Editor of the Bomb; Second Class Show; Class Historian; A. S, C. E ; O. D. From out of the " wild and woolly West " came this hirsute young man, with fantastic tales the like of which have never been heard elsewhere. First, we saw him gaining fame on the gridiron as a member of the " Baby Squadron. " Athletics, how- ever, were not his only interests, for his artistic ability soon gained him the position of Class Artist, and he created for us that distinctive symbol of lasting fellowship, our class ring. Corporal ' s chevrons v ere his lot as a third-classman, and, though eagerness was not in his make-up, he later became a sergeant — but participation in Lexington ' s night life ended his military career abruptly. fiis outstanding personality and engaging conversation won — and broke — many hearts of the fairer sex. First in Lynch- burg, then Staunton, and now in Washington, he carries on — an " All-American boy " who is always ready for a " brand nev- ' party with brand new people. " John Mitchell Willis, Jh. Hawaii n,„ „lor « ,S ;-7;(v ill I ' n-MrJiuil Clu-misliy ACTIVITIES AND HONORS :i ASS— Private, Comp.iny C: Rat Wic hns Squ,id. LASS — Corporal, Company C On that terrible day, September 3, 1932, a rather shy Army brat entered the Institute, along with about 180 dazed Bro ' Rats. Since that day he has gone far in more ways than one. He was on the Rat wrestling squad and has taken an active in- terest in the sport ever since. The " Cue Ball " didn ' t go in for this military stuff so much, but nevertheless found himself a corporal at make-overs our Third Class year. There his military career ended but he didn ' t care — why should he when he be- longed to the famous " Certified Three " of Co. " C " ? Fre- quently he made trips to neighboring female institutions, namely the " Sem. " and " Sweet Briar. " He is indeed a connoisseur of " good-doers. " At the beginning of our Second Class year he elected Pre-Med as his course and has done consistently well in it. He ' s one of Doc ' s " buds " and we ' ve heard tell that he has quite a smack with the " Master. " After graduation the " Cue Ball " will continue his study of medicine and we know that he will go on to success. Ralph Burrows Willis " PETER, " " pete " Augusta, Georgia Baihehr of Scirnir in Clirmislry Cavalry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS , Company A; Rat Fo g; Rat Rifle Team. , Company A; WrestlmB: Sc ' rivate, Company A; Bo: Second Class Show; Georgia Club. " Pete " was a good boy when he landed here amongst us, writing home faithfully each day and perusing his Bible each night. After four years, this Southern gentleman is a bit changed. They still hear a lot about him down home, but it is through the notices in the Cadet rather than from the let- ters, which he doesn ' t write. " Pete " is a devotee of the " Safety in Numbers " doctrine, so much so that the various girls ' schools within his wide range have unanimously consented to grant him the A.A. (All-American) degree. Not until makeovers of his First Class year was the latent military genius of this soldierly man revealed, but recognition brought him a well-deserved lieutenancy after three years in barren sleeves, adding another mark of achievement to his ca- reer. " Peter " goes out from here with a fine record behind him and with the sincerest regard of those who have come in contact with his character and personality during the past four years. Charles William Willoughby " WlLl.OW, " " WEEPIN ' " JONESVH.i.E, Virginia lUuli.-lor oj Science in Civil Engiiierrini] Infantry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4th Class. — Private a Club. . Compa V B. South est Vii 3rd Class gin —Private a Club. Compa V B; South ■est Vir 2nd Class — Pnva Manager of A. S. C. E c. Com Baseball; " Seco B: nd Cla ssistan s Sho« 1ST Class O. -Private G. . Compa nv B A. S C, E " Willow " came to V. M. I. from the hills of Southwest Virginia to serve his four years in the cadet grey. Never given to any large military aspirations, he has remained one of the " clean-sleeves " and is outstanding in that great body. Of a helpful and amiable disposition, he is widely popular both with his classmates and with others. Although naturally attractive in speech and manner, " Weepin ' " has never had many dealings with the neighboring female institutions; but something hap- pened his First Class year, and the record he was establishing along that line went glimmering. " Willow " leaves the Institute with a good record, and in hopes of becoming an army aviator. He has the best wishes for success in this, or any other, line of endeavor, from the many friends he has made, and we, his brother-rats, are expecting great things of him, knowing, as we do, his fine character and the capability that should take him far. Archie Hanna Witt, Jr. " AKLU " Birmingham, Ai.adam a liiichclor of Science in Civil Enffineerinrj Fidel Artillery ACTIVITIES AND HONORS Southern O ND Class— Monogram Club; SDuthern Confei encc Wrestling Champion (1J5 lb. class) Football: A. S. C. E. ball; Monogram Club; A. S. C. E. Birmingham should feel proud of her favorite son, Archie Hanna. Archie has established a record that will be the envy and ambition of the future Witts. He began by showing the boys how football should be played, and any day we could see his diminutive figure racing for long gains. In wrestling he began a career in a sport in which we can all say truthfully that he is unexcelled. Handicapped at the beginning of the season his Third Class year by an operation, he overcame this and was runner-up in the Southern Conference Wrestling Tournament. The following two years he proved himself the undisputed champion. Archie is small in stature, but it can never be said that he is small in any other way. With that smile we all know so well and that ever-present feeling of fellowship, Archie has truly established himself in the hearts of his brother rats. We ' ll miss you, Archie. Horatio C. Woodhouse, Jr. " munk " NOKIDI.K, ' lKniN-|. lUuhrlor of Siirncr in Klrilr ' nal Kn- ijincerinij Cavalry ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 4TK Class — Private. Companv C; Rat Cross Countfv; Rm Basketball; Rat Track; Not folk Club. 3rd Cl.ass — Corporal. Company C; Notfolk Club. 2nd Class — First Sergeant. Companv C; .Assist ant Manager of Football; Assistant Man- aget of Basketball; Second Class Finance Committee; Second Class Show; A. I. E. E. 1ST Class— Fit Committ E. E. " Monk " started his military career early in his rat year by becoming the " pet rat " of C Company. The following year found him one of the higher-ranking corporals of the Corps. From First Sergeant to First Lieutenant, he went right to the top, maintaining his military prestige without becoming " eager. " " Monk " is one boy who has enjoyed his days at V. M. I. Never has a " block-running " detail left without him along. When asked why he wanted to take such chances with his stripes, he remarked that he only wanted to enjoy himself while he was young. An " Electrical boy, " he has never starred in his studies, but his hard and consistent work got him through in fine style. His quiet way of going about his duties could not help but gain favorable comment, and we remember the way his unassuming charm attracted the " calic " and all those who took part in the social calendar. It is certain that " Monk " is going to be at the top in anything he may choose to do. ABSENTEES OF THE CLASS OF 1936 R. Artusy R. E. Dickinson C. Holt, Jr. R. W. Bain J. H. Divine, Jr. C. G. Hunter N. E. Ball J. D. Drew G. J. James J. Baylor R. H. Edmondson E. T. Johnson, Jr. P. D. Beale, Jr. W. R. Franke A. C. Kahl A. J. Billups P. Fudickar, Jr. W. S. Key, Jr. G. W. BONNEY M. F. Gardiner R. D. King, Jr. D. Bryce E. L. Gathright J. E. Kirk T. F. BUESCHING R. E. Glover C. G. Koellner S. K. Clarke J. L. Gunn V. M. Kostainsek C. W. Cooke G. F. GooDWYN, Jr. R. H. Kunkel J. A. Crisp R. G. Hand N. W. Land F. L. Crook, Jr. P. M. Hank, Jr. M. E. Lockwood P. DE W.TT J. L. Hawn A. J. Lyons L. W . Machir H. C. RiEGLER, Jr. B. Magoffin, III J. K. Rippert, Jr. H. P. Maier a. T. Roche W. R . McCoy, Jr. R. S. Roscoe J- J- McLaughlin D. D. Salmon, II N. H ' .. McLoNY J. E. Settle, Jr. E. F. Mechlin D. V. Shorno A.J. Mirante, Jr. F. M. Simpson N. H, , Moore C. H. Smith L. B. Newby, Jr. E. H. Smith L. R. O ' Hara, Jr. a. V. Sproles, Jr. E.J. Oliver, Jr. T. J. Stocks J. R. Querbes. Jr. B, H. E. F. Stone, Jr. J. E. Stopp R. W. Sweeny C. W. Thom H. L. Thomas W. S. TiBBETS J. Troneck E. K. Vertner, Jr. G. D. Walker, Jr. W. R. Watkins S. D. Watson G. D. Wray, Jr. Stone, Jr. FINAL AWARDS Due to the late date of the pubHshing on this book we are pleased to be able to give the Finals Awards, which have been awarded by the Board of Visitors upon the recommendation of the Academic Board. THE JACKSON-HOPE MEDALS Created in 1876, these medals have been awarded annually to those members of the graduating class who have obtained the highest academic proficiency during the four years. Chemistry Course to Cadet R. W. H. Gentry, of Virginia. Civil Engineering Course to Cadet C. W. Royce, of Alabama. Electrical Engineering Course to Cadet N. M. Osborne, of Virginia. Liberal Arts Course to Cadet B. H. Powell, IV, of Texas. The Cincinnati Medal, for efficiency of service and excellence of character, was awarded to Cadet J. H. Culpepper, of Virginia. The French Medal, for highest proficiency in Pure Mathematics, was awarded to Cadet N. M. Osborne, IV, of Virginia. The Dearing Medal, for highest proficiency in English Literature, was awarded to Cadet W. R. Hills, Jr., of Connecticut. The R. O. T. C. Medals, for highest proficiency in leadership, soldierly bearing, and general excellency, were awarded to Cadet J. H. Culpepper, Jr., of Virginia, and Cadet W. H. Oglesby, of Virginia. The Alfred H. Knowles 1933 Award, to the highest standing graduate in the Chemistry Course, taking Pre-Medica! subjects for two years, was awarded to Cadet G. H. Curfman, Jr., of Colorado. The Garnett Andrews Prize, for the best essay on some topic approved by the Professor of Military Science and Tactics, was awarded to Cadet A. P. Booker, of Delaware. The Award of Junior Membership in the American Society of Civil Engineers was given to Cadet C. W. Royce, of Alabama. The Honor Graduates in the Military Department are: Field Artillery Infantry Cavalry R. W. H. Gentry J. H. Culpepper W. H. Oglesby B. H. Powell G. H. Curfman HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF " 37 Three short years ago, when we entered the Institute, httle did we think that our class was going to make Institute history. However, such was the case. We entered in the fall of ' 34, the same as other classes previous to ours, and the first part of the year was the same. The shirt-tail parades, the dread of sheenies, the thrill of being old cadets, all were the same for our class as for others. Christmas furlough came and went and the year dragged on. Suddenly we heard that in order to keep two first classmen in school we were going to be made old cadets. We were overjoyed at first, but our joy was short-lived, for we realized what V. M. I. without any rat system at all would be. Soon came the thrill of our first Finals, we were officially a class. Our first step was completed. We came back in September all ready for our first year as old cadets to find that many had dropped by the wayside. Among these was our vice- president, who had entered West Point, and it was necessary to get another man to replace him. We were bound closer together by our class sweaters and pins, and we realized that this class spirit was necessary, for we saw that we were not as big as we thought that we would be, but would have to wait another year before we came into our own. The barracks life went on the same as usual, but we were denied the privilege of jumping on the rats, much to our disappointment. Toward the end of the year we were thrilled to see the design of our class ring ad we realized that we were rapidly approach- ing that great moment in our lives, the Ring Figure. After our second Finals, we returned as Second Classmen to begin the second half of our cadetship. Now the hardships were over, and we began to feel that it was all worth while. Our Finance Committee did its work smoothly, and our Ring Figure was a huge success, although we were dis- appointed in not having Ray Noble. Now we are rapidly approaching the time when we will assume the duties of First Classmen, and we are happy to see it come, although it means parting with our friends in ' 36. CLASS OF 1937 Hugh Adams, Jr. rockbridge baths, virginia C inr,islry Joseph William Blackburn ' kesbridce. virginia C iemistry Thomas ' ade Brooke cleveland, ohio C wmislry John Bell Cabell savannah, georgia Ci-vil Eutfinerrinij Hi:nr Pal ' L Carrington, Jr. richmond, virginia Lihfial Alls William Sherwood Church henderson, norih carolina Chemistry Walter Ernest Clark, Jr. stuart, virginia Chemistry Wai I Phillips Clark WAVNESBORO, VIRGINIA Cii ' il Enijincering Robert Thruston Corbell, Jr. i.eesburg, virginia Chemistry Hester Clark Cothron bristol. virginia Liberal Arts CLASS OF 1937 JOHK Lre Couper l.EXINCIOS, VIRHIMA Pre-MeJiial W ' li.iiAM Sm.vfsiir C(i i (;i NOKIOI K, 1KI;| " 1A Electrical Eiiii ' niccl ' uuj Tons ' CiivEriiNS] Ckim NEVV MARKET, VIRCIMA Ci ' vil Eiuiiin ' trinii Samuel Paui, Davalos falmouth, virginia C ' wil Engineering Samuel Rodcers Dewev noidsboro, sorih carolina Civil Enijincerini Lee Hill Dressier, Jr. COVINCTON. VmcINIA Liberal Arts Rosser Jackson Eastham charlottesville, virginia Pre-MeJical Jacob Valentine Edge downington, pennsm a ' ama Chemistry James Cheever Farley richmond, virginia Electrical Emjirieeriiig Robert Alphonses Farley scranton, pennsylvania Civil Engineerinei w CLASS OF 1937 James Paisley Ferrev port nelson " , ontario, canada Clirmislry Charles Freoerick Franz PARK ridge, ILLINOIS Lihmil .Iris Arihlr Clarico FreEiMAn, Jr. richmond, virginia Civil Engineering Chester Bernard Goolrick fredericksburg, virginia Liberal .-Irts James Hurgess Gregorv lynchburg, virginia Cii ' il Engineering Crawford Field Grigc, Jr. richmond, virginia Civil Engineering IJAVin Canfield Hastings RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Robert Bruce Helfrich CATONSVILLE, MARYLAND Eleetrical Engineering David Lee Henderson alexandria, virginia (yivil Engineering ' 1 ' homas Atkins Hotchkiss richmond, virginia Liberal Arts im CLASS OF 1937 Tho.mas Edgar Jksks, Ik. RICIlMnvl), VIKCIMA Ci ' i ' il Eni iiinrini John Wright Jetton, Jr. trenton, tennessee Civil EiKiiiiCirituj Harvev Greene Jomnsjon, Jr. pearisbl ' rg, virginia Chemistry James Eston Johnston vvarrenton, irgin1a Civil Eni iiiiiriiif Eben Randolph Jones richmond, virginia Liln-ral .his David John Kane SHORT HII.IS, NE« JEKSin Cliimislry W ' lM lA.M Malrice Kane UPPER DARBl, PENNS1 I. ANIA Lilnral .Ills William Upshur Kennon sueieits, virginia l.ihmil .his Louis Ellison King BRISTOL, VIRGINIA Civil Enijiiirnin Y. iii.K Weslh Land RICHMOND, VIRGINIA C it ' tnistry M i oicD- " CLASS OF 1937 Garnett Owfa " Lee, Jr. i. nchblrc. irgima Liheral Arts Joseph LeMasurier, Jr. richmond, virginia Liberal Ails Wiii.iAM Lewis CULPEPER, VIRGINIA Cvil Etuiinecriiuj Eugene Mitchei.i. Long beaumont, texas Uhcral Arts Julian Neville Major, Jr. front royal, virginia C.i-cil Eiiyinecrbui John Joseph McEveetv PI.EASANTVILLE, new YORK Liberal Arts Hansford McLeod troy, alabama Electrifal Enijinr ing Frank Hamlin McXeai. sa ' annah, georgia Liberal Arts Guy Rossiter Mitchell RICHMONn, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts «r?SS Rudolph George Mueller, Jr. austin, texas Ciinl Engijteering CLASS OF 1937 Jai. ' k KRn.Mini ' s Mi ndv ROANOKE, IKr;i lA l.lhrral Ails W ' lii.iAM Henr Xowiis, Jr. LYNCHBLRG, MRCIMA Cvil Euii ' iurcnn,, I.F.O El.MER OfENSTEI.V CHEW CHASE, MARYLAND Ch ' U Entjin eriiu Lewis Boice OHara alexandria, vircima Civil Enijiucrrinfi Arch Mar in Farm enter, Jr law ion, oklahoma Ijh.ral Alls James Wood Patteson speed ell, mrginia Chemistry tiEORHE ArIIILK PHILLIPS NORFOLK. VIRGINIA Ehclrical Eiujincfiing Charles Henry Phipps, Jr. vaynesborn, virginia Elrctrical En,jiiirrini,i W ' lM.iAM HiRAM Pickett PALESIINE, TEXAS I ' n-MrJical Thomas Nelson Poitard rich.mond, virginia C iniiisliy CLASS OF 1937 Claude Augustus Pritchett, Jr. whitmei.l, virginia Lib mil Arts Drake Pritchett danville, virginia Pie-Mrdhal Henrv Singleton Read NEWPORT news, VIRGINIA Civil Enginecrifid Charles Clement Richardson l nnhaven, irginia Ci ' vil Eiu ini ' t ' iintj William Pitts Riley baltimore, maryland Uhitld .Ills Kenneth Bryant Robinson woodlahn, virginia Prc-Medical John I ev Ruff miami, florida Fie-Mcdical IvANHOE Harrison Sclater, Jr. PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS Lihnal Arts Harold Carlock Sheffey marion, virginia Lihrral Arts Joseph Holmes Sherrard, IV ' willow street, PENNSYLVANIA Civil Engineering CLASS OF 1937 Cecil Lowrv Sinci air hampton, mrcisia Prc-MrJi(al SvilSEV SlROTliER SMITH, JR. RICIIMOMI, lRr;IMA C umislry Edward French Tate, Jr. norton, virginia Cii ' il Enginecrinij W ' aiier Dorsev Taylor PRINCRION. ESI TRG1MA Cifil Enijincr ' uuj RALPH NS ' ALDO TeTZLAFF RIVERSIDE, ILLINOIS Clumislry Hal Law Threadcrah, Jk richmond, virginia Civil F.nginririnij William Waveri.v iovvnes, jr. petersburg, virginia Liberal Arts Frank Hoiciikiss Travis, Jr. TARRY lOWN, NEW YORK Prc-MrJual George P.vge ' ai,liant alblqueruue. new mt.vico Liberal Arts Luther Bynum Way norfolk, virginia Civil Entjinecrijuj mE CLASS OF 1937 CiAUDR WiLSOK White CO.UES [LLE, PEN ' NSYLVAKIA Lliher Rawls Williams smithfield, irginma Ci-Z ' il Engineering Edgar Siovall Wilson, JR- brunswick, georgia Chemislry James Waltox Wilson ' BRl NSWICK, GEORGIA Chemistry JiiiiN WiisoN Stephenson Wise IIAMPION, VIRGINIA l.ilural .Iris James Arundel Zimmerman, Jr. severna park, maryland C icniislry ' ii.i.iAM Hugh Zimmerman AUGUSTA, GEORGIA Liberal Jrls 4 i y ND novv) we come to tne two under classes, those of ' 38 ana 39, whose men Ders will in the near future assume the leadership and responsibilities and likewise the privileges from the men of the classes which have preceded them, ' 37 and ' 36. They too Will experience the jo})s and sorrow s that the half waS) mark brings. HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF ' 38 For nine long, interminable months one single thought goaded us on through the trials and humiliations of ratdom — the thought that some day we, too, would become exalted Third Classmen. That long-yearned-for day finally arrived and we have become " old cadets. " Now, as we look back on the past two years, contrast makes the hard- ships of those first nine months seem like a nightmare. September, 1934 — will we ever forget those first stormy days, the never-ending drills, the shirt- tail parades, the cheer rallies? But finally we became accustomed to our new existence. Sports and hops helped pass the time and finally came Christmas to drown our woes for a few short days. Came the new year and more drudgery. Mid-term exams, Mid-Winters, and Easters brought us to that never-to-be-forgotten trip to Chancellorsville, wher e the corps took part in the reenactment of that famous battle. Our return to school was followed closely by our first government inspection and then finals. A mad scramble for the fourth stoop and we were old cadets, the old yell for ' 38 by the graduating class of ' 35 and we became a class. The summer furlough sped all too swiftly, and September 5, 1935, found most of us once again within the grim walls anxiously awaiting the arrival of the unsuspecting " mistoes. " Once more the drills, shirt-tail pa- rades, and cheer rallies — ah, but this time it was our turn to yell, " Step off, you rats! " at every toot of the bugle. The passing of football season brought Thanksgiving and the class pins. Another month and we were again enjoying the Christmas furlough. Jan- uary 3 found us back in ranks and with a new form of diversion. Cries of " Bomb in the courtyard " were followed shortly by violent explosions, which in their turn were followed shortly by penalty tours and a class pledge to refrain from further use of explosives until finals. With May came ' 38 ' s first spring hike. The return of the corps found the new swimming pool available for the use of those who enjoy aquatic sports. The class ring became the issue of the moment. A green gold ring with a green stone was selected as the official ring for the Class of ' 38. Final exams are once more a thing of the past. This time the com- pletion of the final exercises finds us at the half-way mark in our college careers. Lyiass of OFFICERS President H. B. Vesey, Jr. Vice-President A. H. Fiedler Historian F. R. Pancake CLASS OF 1938 W. II. Abdttt Norfolk, Virginia J. AsHB ■, Jk. Stafford C. H., Virgini; G. L. AsHMAN- Decrfieki, Illinois 1. II Baidwim Prisay, Rlzal, Philippine Is. N. Baldwin-, Jr. Pasav, Rizal, Phili D. O. Bavi.kss Houston, Tex J. a. Bfard Vinton, Virgini; M. R. Beebe Clarendon. Virginia J. C. Beii., Jr. Mavsville, North Car J. X. Bell Goshen, Virgini; J. r. Bensov Richmond, Virginia H. D. BiCKFORD Buffalo, New York H. y. Booth Ro-elle, Ne«- Je R. Booth, Jr. I. ncllhurg. ' irginia n. P. Bover, Jr. Riiliniond, A ' irginia CLASS OF 193 w . P ROIKR OraiiKc ' l|., ' lnia ( ; W . Hr„ s. Jr. 1..HMV. -irginia I.. n. HlKJKIl Rifhmoiul, Virginia A c, H. I.. K. BiKiihR, Jr. I.MH-hlnii-- Vii«iiiia Roannke. Virginia Camkros, Jr. WilmiiiKton, North Cai T . Campbell Lexington, Virginia A M R. CiiARRiMjiis-, Jr. Warrrnlnn, Virginia E. T. Clark, Jr. City. Mar laml V. C. COLK Charldttc-villf, Virginia I H. C(ll K Annivtnn, Alaliaina E. 1., New Vnrk A. J. COLVKR Atlanta, C, A. B. CoNSOLVo, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia R. S. Coil R EI L, Jr. Richmond, ' irgini; CLASS OF 1938 II H. Darling, Jr. Augusta. Georgia A. F. Drsn-is, Jr. Richmond, Virgiiii; F. S. nunuH), Jr. Lvnchluirg, R. B. Dixos- Lexington, A ' irginia (;. ' . DoERR, Jr. Minneapolis, Minnesota J. T. DoNOV.AN, Jr. Richmond, Virginia L. C. DoucMTV, Jr. Portsmouth, ' irgini; B. J. Downey, Jr. Nashville, North Carolina .• . T. DUL.ANEV, Jr. Charlottesville, Virgini; J. M. DuNi.- P Lexington, ' irginia A. K. E, rsest Richmond, Virginia F. B. Emerson Houston, Te G. B. F.AWI.EV Cootes Store, Virginia K. P. Fercuson " Charlotte, NorJi Carolina C. J. FiviiiE Richmond, Virginia CLASS OF 193; J. A. FciKii. Jr. lAiH-hhiir- ' ir-ii G. L. FosuuR, Jr. Onancock, V:i. G. P. FOSQUK Haniptiin, ' i G. T. Forsi, JK. Nortiiii, ' ii-f;ii R. F. CjOLdsmiim Ilrexfl Hill, Pcnn-vh P. M. i; , i,T K , Jr. IVu-rshm.;, X ' irsini, R. O. llAKRiii, Jr. SduiIi BnMnn, ' ir,L;inia J. H. lliAiii, Jr. Pttcrslnirs;. G. E. IIkrrinc Natural Briclge, Vi R. S. HOVFV Linvcll, MasvacliusHls H. IhRARI) Ridini.m l, ' irt:i R. H. Hutchison ' , Jr. Wa-hiiiRtoii, n. C. T. S. Jrffrkv, Jr. Arv(inia, Vi K. E. King Saratoga Springs N " v Vnrk V. C. Ksout.ES Mount Olive, X.irtli Carolina CLASS OF 1931 L. W. Lane, IV Willlamsburs ' , Vi: C. J. Lang Bronx, New York R. Leigh. Jr. McLean, Virginia R. ' , Long, Jr. Richmond, Virgini; . M. LvoN, Jr. Purcellvillc, ' irginia A. R. Macuire Providence, Rhode Is J. W. Marshai.i. Richmond, Vi H. E. Martin-, Jr. Lanexa, ' irg L. S. Martin Malverne, New York R. D. Mason Hampton, Virginia R. N. M.ATTHEWS Charleston, West Vi II. D. M.wvER, Jr. Lovingston, Vi F. W. McCov Norfolk, Virginia J. C. McKenzie, Jr. Appalachia, Virginia R. R. Messick Roanoke, ' irginla CLASS OF 193 G. C. MooRK, Jr. Si.uthfiii Pines, „rll. Car..iini I. McKKUsi, Jr., ' i E. II. Ml 1.1 hs N ' eu Rnrhdle. New York r. H. MlRDHV, Jr. Suffolk, -ir.s5inl. J. S. MvfKS C ' lKiilntte, Xortli Carolina T. n. Xm, Jr. y. C. Nkms Cleveland, Tennesse J. F. Norberg Philadelphia. Penn Ivania A. R. Parh.ui HenderMin, N ' orth Carolina F. R. P.ARKHK, Jr. Old tireenwiih, Connecticut H. C. P.AiiON, Jr. Richmond, Virgin!, J. S. Pun. LIPS Bartow, Florida R. C. Puipps Bristol, Virgin!; J. A. Powell, Jr. Edenton, North Carolina J. V Rt.Ap Miami Beach, Florida CLASS OF 1938 H. E. Reki), Jr. Pittsburgh, Pensvlvani: n. K. Reeves Caiclen Citv, New York C. W. ROBEKSON " Lexington, Virginia V. S. ROUSSEL Baltimore. Maryland E, J. Rl rio Pnterson, N. J. F. M. SA ORD, Jr. Montelair. New Je S. V. SCARBURGH AccojTiac, irginia J. A. Shanki.ik, Jr. Charleston, We t ' irginia C. R. Sii ELTON ' , Jr. Atlanta, Georgia V. L. SnoMO Ilarrisonhurg, Virginia ' . C. SlIREVE West Falls Church, Virginia R. E. SiRi FV, Jr. Niiro, West Virginia E. IE S.viriH, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia F. M. Smiiii, Jr. -Atlanta, Georgia J. R. Smith Henderson, Kentuckv CLASS OF 193; . NL Smuii, Jk. l-rinlfik-k-huit;, ' irKini B. D. Spencer Charlotte, North Carol C. 0. Sponk Chatham, New Jersey R. F. Si tllllMASN Lexington, Virginia G J. SlRAIE Keokuk, Io va D. J. SiRdOP C;lenhro,,k, Connecticut 0. C. SrKoin, Jr. Ayiien, North Carolina J- V. Tamok Roanoke, ' a. P. H. l-AMMR Xorlolk, -irsinia C. E. Texn-esson, |r, Alexandria, Virginia U ' E. Pnon Mone.sen, PennM Ivania A. R. Plrpin-, Jr. Richmonil, Virginia J. P. TXSOMBLEV l.arehmont, New ' ork U. C). AS DELSrA Front Royal, irginia P. P. B. WAINWRKail Pee-hnrg, Virginia CLASS OF 1931 J. W. ' ARD Hnlton Landing, New York C. C. W ' elton- Richmnnd, Virginia E. A. Wente, Jr. Hamilton, Ohi( t;. M. White Edenton, North Carolina r. N. Whliamsos " Bliiefield, ' irgini; V. S. Wilson- Cleveland, Tennessee M. Witt Birmingham, Alabama C. A. Vot-NG, Jr. Roanoke, ' irginia II. C. Young, Jr. Sikeston, Missouri R. B. Young Baskerville, A ' irgini; II. I. Zl.MMER.VI.AN Lexington, N ' irginia MEMBERS OF THE CORPS WHOSE PICTURES DO NOT APPEAR IN THE BOOK Second Class Dardex, Amred Cari, i.e. Jr Fort Monrof, X ' irginia Gavi.e, Josiah Pitt, Jr Xcxvpnrt News, Virginia Harris, James Carol C1 ' Erton Whites, Virginia Hi ' NTER, Clarence Shelrurn Roanoke, Virginia Moore, William Harreld Hazard, Kentucky White, Charles Birdick Vaban, Massachusetts WoRSHAM, James Rh ' es, Jr Norfolk, Virginia VoRTH, ILLIA.M Heath LaGrantrc, Illinois Third Class Colt, Freeling Tufts Hazleton, Pennsylvania Dressler, W illiam Edwin ' Co ington, Virginia VERSTER, Robert Crockett, Jr Nashville, Tennessee AV EiGHTMAX, Richard Hoxev Che y Chase, Maryland AVhite, George Robert Ardniore, Pennsylvania Whitehouse, Lawrence Butts, Jr Lynchburg, Virginia Fourth Class Bliss, Howard Clark ' oodstock, Virginia BoLOTiN, Nathan Sharon, Pennsylvania Bravton, Lee Omar, Jr Dyersburg, Tennessee Budd, George Cameron Richmond, Virginia BusKiRK, Robert AVard, 11 Alatewan, West Virginia Chamberlix, Edward 11[;xr , 111 Alexandria, Virginia Chiles, John " William Natural Bridge Station, Virginia Hailev, Joseph Kelia ' , Jr Blairs, Virginia HiOBV, Lester Varrex Pleasantville, New Jersey Hurt, John Richard Lebanon, Virginia Lord, Alan Chatfield Schenectady, New York Lone, John Allan, Jr Clayton, Missouri McCarthy, James Francis, Jr Massapequa, New York Randolph, Walter Reuben, Jr Cleveland, Tennessee Reynolds, Albert John Connellsville, Pennsyhania Shore, Hexrv Nissex ' inston-Saleni, North Carolina Talman, John Edmonds Richmond, Virginia Tuck, Robert Thorne Richmond, Virginia Walker, William Jesse Bedford, Virginia Young, VlLLlAM Lynn Appalachia, Virginia FOURTH CLASS HISTORY A RAT ' S DIARY September 9, 1935 — This is my first day as a cadet in the famous " West Point of the South. " I arrived at the Institute in a taxi along with a num- ber of my " brother-rats ' " — that is the name for fellow classmen here. Im- mediately upon arrival we were ushered into a large barren-looking build- ing — Jackson Memorial Hall — where we registered. An upper classman then took us on a tour of the Institute, going first to get rat pants and gray shirts, and finally arriving at our rooms in barracks. Then came our first drill, where a most disagreeable officer known as a corporal has been teach- ing us the first fundamentals of military training. We have drilled all day in sweltering heat, and if V. M. I. life continues like this, I don ' t want to stay. October 19, 1935 — I have just returned from the last of the Homecom- ing Hops. They were gala affairs, and the upper classmen have shown more feeling for us during this period than at any other time since we have been here. They have made us " old cadets " for a period of two davs, and the freedom from the rat line and various other rat rules has given us new hope. It has shown us something to work for and most of us, I think, are determined to stick it out. Many early fears have vanished, and we have begun to acquire something of the feeling of soldiers. December 20, 1935 — Tomorrow we go home for Christmas vacation. We have been counting the days since our arrival here, and it is hardly believable that Christmas is actually at hand. Shirt-tail parades, football games, guard tours, and other activities, besides a very complete daily routine, have made the time pass rapidly for us. April 1, 1936 — The long, cold winter is over and we are looking for- ward to Spring sports, Easter, and Finals. We feel that most of the haz- ards of our rat year are things of the past. Our class officers have been elected, and, although we are not a class yet, we are ready to be one when the time comes. The fact that all of our class teams have experienced very successful seasons makes the future seem promising. We have lived to- gether and suffered together. We are now indeed " brother-rats. " Zll e L lass of 939 OFFICERS President W. A. Irving Vice-President T. V. Gray Historian . P. W. Riddleberger CLASS OF 1939 F. V. T. C. Adams Ft. F. E. Warren, V G. S. Andrew, Jr. Ft. Riley, Kan. C. C. Arms Charlotte, N. C. C. E. B.ABCOCK San Francisco. Cal. J. H. Bailev Laurel, Miss. P. B. Baldwin- Little Rock, Ark. T. R. Bandv, Jr. Kingsport. Tenn. M. D. Barefield. Jr. Hollandale, Miss. V. F. Barnard, Jr. Norfolk, Va. B. H. Barnes Birmingham, Ala. J. J. Barrv W ' ashington, D. C. R. 1. Beai.e, Jr. Franklin, Va. R. H. Becker Poughkeepsie, N. Y. J. Ci. Bernard Petersburg, Va. H. Bernstein Kingston, N. Y. CLASS OF 1939 p. R. Rrkhiri. Ihunpiou, Va. 11 1 ' . BlClKR Tn.utville, Va. R. C. Bl ACKMON Eufaula, Ala. N. BOI.OIIN Sharon. Pa. W .■ . Bond ' ernon, Tex. L, BllOKER, 1r. Nc« Castle, Del. W . F. Brand, Jr. Salem, Va. B. S. Branson, Jr. Washington, D. C T. n. Brash AW SmithfieUl, Va. . I.. Bringhurst Houston, Tex. R. C. BRiniNniiAM, Jr. Hampton. Va. C. P. Browni EV. Ill Norfolk. Va. C. I.. Burgess Rnannke, Va. N P. Cannon Charlotte, N. C. J. M. Carpent er Roanoke, ' a. CLASS OF 1939 D. ■. Carr Norton. Va. K. P. Carikr, Jr. Rirhmoiid, V: P. W. ClIASR, Jr. Haltimore, Md. j. t ' llAIMAS Mailiii, Te E. M. Cheelev Williamshurg, Ky A. R. Cl.OUNEV lluttig, Ark. II. W. Cochran-, Jr. Ft. Monroe, Va. W. V. Coi.EMAN Roanoke, Va. L. S. Cooper Lons, Md. ' . II. Cox Suffolk. Va. W. A. CRACRAFr Charleston. V. ' ; J. E. Crass, III Scranton, Pa. H. L. Crockett North Tazeuell, V: II. J. Croms- .- . V. Crow ELI. Portsmouth. Va. CLASS OF 1939 C. C. Crump L. B. DAiihKiM: I. itavciti ' , La. II. V. I1 MS Willie WlKirf, A ' a. n. P. DlCCKS Sdiencctacls-, N. Y. II. C. Dices, Jr. Newport Ncus, V; I. P. HORRIER Scittsvillc, V: I. M. Dlnl.xp, Jr. L«i,.st,M,, Va R. N. Dlm.op V.Mm-..cket, R. 1. H. C. DiNioN-, Jr. liiunscnd. Va V. J. E. SIHAM Flint Hill, Va. W. M. Eciioi.s Portsmouth, Va. R. A. EinvARDS, Jr. Smithfield, V; H. C. Em KRS, Jr. Eiiiilantl, . rk. H. V. Ei.i.t:RSON ' , Jr. RichniuTid, ' a. A. V. RiL-hiiioiid. Va. CLASS OF 1939 E. FeddemaS ' , Jr. Chester, Pa. H. Fekrev Ft. Nelson, Ontario, Can. H. Fleming, Jr. Bristol, Va. B. FODALE Boston, Mass. V. FOI.I.ETT Leonia, N. J. L. Foster, Jr. Broolineal, Va V. Fraser, Jr. Richmond, V: W. Frazier. Jr. Richmond, Va S. Garmas " , Jr. Roanoke, ' a. F. Gaujot Pennington Gap, ' a. H. K. George Edwardsville, Ilh M. Gi.ekn, Jr. Richmond, Va H. O. GOLIADAV H. Graves Orange, Va. W. Gray Norfolli, Va. CLASS OF 1939 L. M. tiKUllV, JK. Kiohmoiul. Va. W. M. llAisi.iP Scilt-m, Va. J. J. HANNds, Jr. Beacon, N. V. C. A. Harkradfr Bristol, Va. W. V. Harphr Nathalie, Va. R. S. Harris LMuhhurg, Va. V. B. Harris, Jr. I.vmhhurg, Va. J. E. Harikr, Jr. Mar-hall, Tex. W. H. Hastings Corsicana, Tex. C. O. Harold Anthony, Kan. J. S. HiGGiNS, Jr. East FalK Church, ' : O. H. Hiu. Roanoke, Va. E. A. HiPPEV Roanoke, Va. N. H. HOBBIK Roanoke, Va. V. R. HOEIITZEl-I, Rah«av. N. J. CLASS OF 1939 B. S. Holland Lexington, Va. Louis Eugene Huncivs, ]r. Norfolk, Va. J. S. Hughes Warrenton, Va. C. A. Hunt Jackson, Mich. R. L. IRBV Blackstone, V: W. . . Irving Chester, P,t. H. A. Jacob, Jr. I t. Dcfi.Tnce, V; 1 " . G. JARMAN, Jr. Roanoke Rapids, N. C. V. L Jeffries Alexantiria, Va. J. J. Johnson Fredericksburg, V: J. P. Johnson, Jr. Richmond, Va. W. K. Johnson Petersburg, Va. L. F. Jones Washington, Va. M. N. Kaoick The Plains, Va. II. J. Kandei. Norfolk, Va CLASS OF 1939 E. J. Kaufman, Jr. Richmond, ' a. J. ir Kavhir : J, V. Kennedy Tinv, N. Y. II. .A. Kkkr Middlehnrfj, Va. W. I ' . Kfvan- IMershurn, V : (). K. Ksicin WiiK-hester, ' a. V. P. KllVAR B. F. Ki. ir ' CliarleM.Mi, W. . C. K. I.Aiin, 11 Suilivan, In V. I.AMKR Smith Hn-tnn, ' : II. I.ISHNkR Ihiniiltnil, Dhi., C. M. Lin IE, Jr. Richmond, Vn J. S. I.niRti.i, .Scheneclady, N. Y. M. L. LinRKi.i, Schenectady, N. Y. E. N. I.of;A Lura , ' a. CLASS OF 1939 S. Magoffin Deeruood, Minn. R. L. Maguire Providence, R. I. J. R. Mahorvey Arlington, Va. W. L. Major Clifton Forge, Vn. C. II. Mariin- . r!ington, ' a. L. G. M.ATTHEWS Huttig, Ark. K. F. Maxcv, Jr. Charlottesville, Va. E. C. Ma.xwell Richmond, Va. W. 11. McCarthy Richmond, Va. G. S. McCutcheon Petersburg, Va. J. L. Meem, Jr. Mt. Jackson, ' a. L. 11. Meem Bhieficld, W. Va. W. V. MiDDI.ETON " , Jr. Mt. Jackson, ' a. W. C. Mitchell, Jr. Norfolk, Va. F. W. Moore, Jr. Hampton, Va. CLASS OF 1939 A. H. MORR[SON " lurav, Va. r. A. E. MiiSKi : , Jr. Lexingtcin, Va. E. C. Mosi:s, Jr. Great Bciul. Kan. C. Nki.son ' , Jr. Nashville, Tenn. J. B. Ni: VM. Little Rnck, Ark. R. V. Nix, III Walerford, ' a. C. M. (), Ki:v, Jr. Ri anoke, Va. V. Oast, III Norfolk, Va. C. E. OlESSIEIV Chew Cha-e, Mil. n. W. I ' m mir Ila siile, I.. I., N. V. I. V. Parham, Jr. Petersburs, ' F. M. Parkkr, Jr. Chambcrsinirg, Pa J. PASCd Raleifih, N. C. J. W. Paxton Clearwater, Fla J. K. Nashville, Tenn. CLASS OF 1939 R. N. Peterson Bayside, L. I., N. Y. J. Pl.LNKETT LvnchhuiR, V: 11. B. Potts Norfolk, Va. V. S. Powell Norfolk, Va. V. G. QUINN Merion, Pa. R. Raglanu, Jr. Jackwiiville, Fla F. B. Rees, Jr. BrowiisbiirH, Va. F. 11. RiiO[)Es, Jr. Pitt hclcl, Mass. W. S. RiEiuicK, Jr. Suffolk, -a. P. W. Ridulebercer Woodstock, Va. A. 11. Robertson, Jr. Chase City, Va. R. Ross Ne«- Kensington, Pa. I ' . RlBlRA Spring Hill, Ala. V. A. Samans Philadelphia, Pa CLASS OF 1939 D. K. Swiff, Jr. Bethlehem, Pa. L. A. S.M] ERFIKLI) Port Clinton, Ohio (). H. Smn[)ERS Roanoke, Va. J. L. S.WAGE, Jr. Fredericksburg, ' a. I. N ' . S.A.XE Ve t Hurlev, N. Y. J. E. Se.vio-S " Staunton, ' a. G. K. S|.. UCH1ER Norfolk, Va. D. B. Sl,ESSM.- N " Pittsburg, Pa. H. E. Smith Richmond, Va. W. R. S.MiiHEV, Jr. I ' niversity, Va. T. y. SPURCIN Ft. Monroe, Va. R. n. SiRICKLER Ballston. Va. ' . A. SLTHERL.wn, Jr. Clifton Forge, " a. E. T. SWAN ' N Roanoke, Va. J. M. Tabb, Jr. Middleburg, Va. CLASS OF 1939 R. Tailor Ashland, V; II. Tavi.or Maplewood, N. J. L. Thornton- Fredericksburg, Va. TlCE Roanoke, Va. A. TiDWELL. Jr. Indianapolis Ind. F. TiNsi.EV, Jr. Richmond, ' a. ' . TOBEV Hampton, N. II. F. TOPIIAM Roanoke, ' a. E. Towers Rome, Ga. L. Treide Baltimore, Md. J. Trzeciak New Kensington, Pa. J. Tlcker, Jr. Franklin, Va. M. Turner Roanoke, ' ; R. Turner, Jr. Hamilton, Ohic E. Tyler Roxohel, N. C. CLASS OF 1939 c " . V. -AV HOOSE. JK. Shreveport, La. D G. ' AN Horn Hampton, Va. n A. ' . 1ER Vienna. Va. J. P. Vkcchi. rei.1,1 Astoria, L. ]., N. w . B. Verrell Newport News, Wi c; B. Vivi.AN- Nitrn, W. Va. N. C. V. IT Stursis, Mich. N. M. W.M.KER LyiR-hhurg. Va. K. 1-, W.M.KER C ' hauncey, N. Y. II 1. . rso West Hartford, Con 11. L. Wehri.e, Jr. CharleMon, V. V,i. O. H. West. Jr. Waverly, Va. G. C. Weston ' Staunton. Va. R. L. ' heelock, Jr. Corsicana. Tex. F. n. WfiiiE Xorf, ik, Va. x: CLASS OF 1939 B. WlilTIOCK Bluefield, W. V; W. K. Wii.KiNS, n Cape Charles, V ' a. E. I. W ' lii.iAMS. Jr. From Royal, Va. J. D. WiisON- Moiiticello, Kv W. S. WlTTE Lclaiid, Miss. W. F. ' 0[,COTT, Jr. Asheville, N. C. J. B. WOI.VERTON ' ' ernon, Tex. J. C. Wood, Jr. West Hartford, Conn. M. Wooi.F Washington, D. C. J. S. WOOTEK Birmingham, Ala. T. L. Wright South Boston, Va. G. Y. Yee Johnstown, Pa. B. Young McCrorv, Ark. BOOK THREE AM LI TA KY THE COMMANDANT OF CADETS Major Withers A. Burress, member of the Class of 1914, and former R. O. T. C. instructor at the Institute, was already well acquainted with the school when he took over the duties of Commandant of Cadets last July. June, 1914, found Cadet Burress, W. A., with an enviable record in all phases of cadet activities behind him. He held the rank of lieu- tenant in the Corps and a high stand in all of his classes. At the same time he was business manager of the Bomb as well as holder of mono- grams in two major sports. After leaving the Institute he was appointed as Commandant of Cadets at John Marshall High School at Richmond. During the World War he served as a Captain of Infantry and received several high awards for distinguished service. When the War was over he remained in the army, and during the past few years has spent his time in taking special courses at the several U. S. Army Officers ' Train- ing Schools. Since his return. Major Burress has made a great many improve- ments at V. M. I. In spite of the Cadets ' traditional opposition to change he remains tremendously popular with the Corps, which is an almost unique distinction for a Commandant during his tenure of office. OFFICERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY ATTACHED TO THE R. O. T. C. DEPARTMENT Major Withers A. Burress, U. S. Infantry, Commandant Major John M. Fray, U. S. Field Artillery Major George D. Wiltshire, U. S. Cavalry Major Clarence A. Martin, U. S. Infantry Captain Francis P. Tompkins, U. S. Cavalry Captain William E. Waters, U. S. Field Artillery First Lieutenant Harold J. Coyle, U. S. Field Artillery J " V. M. I. TAC T I CAL OFFICERS Colonel W. A. Burress, Coiiiindiidant Major J. S. Jamison, Jr. Captain R. H. Knox, Jr., Executive Officer Captain J. C. Hanes Captain C. H. Dayhuff, Jr. Captain W. L. Lowry, Jr. Captain A. McL. Lipscomb, Jr. Captain G. S. Marchant, Jr. Captain P. A. McCray Captain W. B. Gibbs Captain J. A. McCrary J. H. CULPEPPER, JR. Captain, Regimental Commandei JXecfLmentaL ■laff A. P, BOOKER Captain, S- 1 and Adjut; H M I- ASt O Reetniuitil beifciant Major Virginia H t BOHNSON Captain, S-4 .,i,J Qi;.uii-im mental Supply Serj;eant Military Institute ' Clie FIRST BATTALION The year 1930 saw the V. M. I. Cadet Corps divided into two battalions for the first time. Since then this division has been a tradition at the Institute, and when each succeeding February rolls around the Cadets demonstrate a new spirit of competition, namely, the inter-Battalion race for honors. At the same time, the Cadets become aware of the display of more chevrons by those who may rightly be termed " military dicks. " This year, therefore, the 1935-36 Cadet Corps has done its part in upholding the tradition, and the First Battalion, with Bill Oglesby commanding, has supplied no small amount of co-operation towards making the present Regiment the best since 1930. The First Battalion consists of two Cavalry companies and one Infantry company. The two Cavalry companies, A and C, have, as in former years, given good account of their rid- ing ability, and their respective Troops have deserved the high praise which has been bestowed upon them by the many visitors who have witnessed their maneuvers and by the authorities of the Institute. At the time of the Spring Hike, " A " and " C " companies formed a composite troop which acted as a covering detachment for the dismounted imits. During the hike the cavalrymen showed as great a love for their horses and saddles as those worthy doughboys from " B " Company did for their fresh pair of shoes. " B " Company has always been a large fac- tor in the dismounted elements, and it is in view of this fact that the Corps can be justly proud of those infantrymen whose fine spirit has always made every spring hike a huge success. Co-operation has been the keynote of the First Battalion this year. Its success has been largely due to the friendly feeling between companies, the various company officers. Battalion Staff officers, and the privates in the ranks. H tH,I I SI E. S. WILSON JR Batralion Se.gfant Ma,c ]. P FERBI: ' Color Sergeant W. R, Hills, ]r D. C. Hastixgs V. S. Church First Sergeant Supply Seriieiuil Sergeants E. R. Jones G. A. Phillips G. P. Valllan ' t y. S. Co -IXGTOX F. H. McNeal J. W. Wilson- COMPANY A R. R. Beardex, Jr. Captain W. R. Hills, Jr. First Lieutenant Corporals A. P. Dexxis W. S. ROUSSEL F. R. Parker. Jr. E. T. Clark E. H. Smith, Jr. A. L. Burger, Jr. G. B. Fawley H. HUBARD J. W. Ward J. V u 11 II II 1 H i R. N. ACKRRI.I! ' SrennJ l.uulrna R. H. ii, Maftin. R. H, Bliss. H. C. Pcnrald, A. F., J,% Branson. B. S. Sinclair, J. [.. Carpenter, J, M. Staples. J. C Chase. P. W. Thrift. D. B. Chiles. J. W. Townc R E Dans. H. C. White. A. T. M. Dunton. H. C. Eastham. V, J. Privates ;nd Class Echols. W M Darden. A. C. Ellcison. A, W. Edge. J. V. Fertey. R. H. Gaylc. J. P.. Jr. Fodale. C. a. Johnston. H. G.. Jr. Garman. H. S.. Jr. Kennon. W. U. Griffin. L. M.. Jr. Pickett. W. H. Irby. R. L. Taylor, W. D. Kevan. W. P . Jr White. C. W. Little. C. M, Williams. L. R. Littrell. J. S, Privates 3rd Class Littrell. M. L. McCarthy. W. H. .Ashman. G. L. Mitchell. W. C, J Bavless, D. O. Oak-ey, CM., Jr. Benson. J. U. Pasco. J.. Jr, Mason. R. D. Ross, J, R. Ruffo, E. J. Slaiishter. G K Savford. F. M. Sutherland. W. . . Sibley. R. L. Taylor. E. R. Smith, F. M. Topham. W. F. Smith. W. M.. Jr- Towers, R. E. VVilliarason. T. N, Vaieter, H. A. Young. C. .A. Vivian. G B Privates 4th Class Walker. N. McV Babcock. C. E. " A " Company has realized a happy year this year. With the officers doing their parts the troopers have dis- covered a comradeship of rare quality existing among of- ficers and m:n. Temporary setbacks have provided an im- petus which has welded the differences of spirit evident in the company into a unit of energy, and the resultant co- operative spirit is worthy of the highest praise by all. I ii ' JJ captain: M. B, B.MB W. H. ZlM.MER.MAX Firs Scrgrant W. W. TowN ' ES, Jr. Siif ' ply SergcanI Sergeants J. H. Sherrari), IV R. A. P ' arlev j. A. ZlM.MERMAX, Jr. J. L. COUPER S. R. Dewey C. B. GOOLRICK COMPANY B M. B. Bair Captain O. H. Adams Fiiil Lieulniaul Corporals A. {. Fiedler W . L. Shomo R. O. Harrell, Jr. P. M. GWALTN ' EV, Jr. C. D. Spohr L. E. KiN ' G H. D. BlCKFORD R. Leigh, Jr. D. P. BoYER, Jr. L. W. Lane W. S. Wilson R. S. H0 EY I H 11 J:k.: ■ R. H. Sec RRA S, ' o„J I.l,-l,lr„ A. V. Xi . i., ]r Si-ainJ l.uulrn, Privates Ist Class Priva Curlcy. J. J., Jr. Adam DeCamps. C. M. BUckr Hacklcv, J. B,. Jr. Budd, Marshall. M. B.. Jr. Burge Michclson. I. Cham Osborne. N. M. Charm Rison, V. T. Cheel Seay. W. M. Crass, Scecman. C. D Danre Willoughby, C. W. Ehlers Dressier. L. H. Freeman. A. C, Hotchkiss. T. A McLcod. H. .Mitchell. G. R, Pattcson. J, V. Richardson. C. I Robinson. K, B. Sheffey. H. C. Taylor. R. H. WNse. ]. W. S. Privates 3Rn C Beard. J. G. Bell. J. C. Boyer. W. P. Colt. F. T. Coylcr. A. J. Cottrell. R. S. Darling. H R. B, F. W. T. C, Reed. H. E., ]r Danrer ve, L, B Ehlers. H. C. J Foster. H L , George W. H Harper W. W Herold C. O Hsia. H. J W. A, Jacob, H A Jeffries W. I Kenned ■, J W Lantor, W 1-ogan. E. M, McCut heon. G Magoffi n. J. S Moses, E, C , I Morrisc n. A, H Nix. R . W. Parker, F, M,, J Rhodes F. H, Riddleb erger, P. Roberts B B Saiinde s. O, B. Savage J. L, Shore. H. N Swann. L, T, Tidivel W. A. Tyler, . E Wait. N C Walker W, J. Wchrle H L., W ' hitlo k. B, Willian- s. E B, Wilson J. D. " I ' oung. 1 B. Scccvd Ltmlcmml: A. W. Neat, Jr. " The infantry, sir, and proud of it. " " B " Company, the only infantry unit in the V. M. I. regiment, has for many years been one of the first standing companies on the Hill. The " Doughboys " have the largest company in the Corps, and its membership ranges from the tallest to the shortest men in school. The infantrymen are content to walk to fame and glory while the others ride to rewards. % " Ctiplain: J. D. deButts First Ueiilenjnt: H. C. WooDHOUS S. S. Smith, Jr. J. R. Tl cker, Jr. First Sntjfant Supply Scigcanl Sergeants T. V. Brooke H. C. Cothron W. Y. Lewis J. R. AVorsh. m, Jr. C. F. Grigg E. F. Tate COMPANY c J. D. deButts Captain H. C. VoonHousE First Lieutenant Corporals P. H. Taylor AV. C. Shre " e J. A. Powell, Jr. G. T. Foust, Jr. R. F. STE1DT L ' • R. L. Goldsmith G. ai. White J. X. Bell J. A. Ford, Jr. C. H. Murdex ■ 1 i ' ' ri; ' T 1 G. 11. Ci Ri M.W, JR. SnnnJ I. euleiuiiil j. T i.nR S.iund 1. lulniiinl PKlVATrS 1ST Cl ASS Pbivatls 4ih Clas Bott, J. A. Andrew. G. S. Contc, D. R. Bandy. T. R. Keller. J. H. BaicHcld. M. D. McRonc. S. R. Bolotin. N. Massie, H. S. Brownlev. C. P. Maxcy. J. N.. Jr. Co.v. W. H. Mitchell. H. C. Ctacraft. W. A. Rucker. E. C. Crockett. H. L. Thomas. D. A. Dunlap. John McK Wllhs. .1. M., Jr. Follctt. W. W. Privates 2nd Class Eastham. R. J. Gregorv. J. B. Helfnch. R. B. Le Mauscrier. J. Mundy. ]. B. Nowlin. W. H,. Jr. Phipps. C. H.. Jr. Pritchctt. C. A. Read. H. S. Sinclair. C. L. Threadcraft. H. L.. Jr. Fraser. C. V. Harler. J. E. HigEins. J. S.. Jr. Hill. O. H. Jarman. F. G.. Jr. Kandcl, H. J. Kaufman. E. J. Kovar. V. P. Lord. A. C. McCarthy. J. F. Moseley. T. A, E Nelson. C. Jr. Newman. J. B.. II Privates 3rd Class Oast. J. W., Ill Buford, L. D. Maguire. R. L. Cameron. B. B. Paxton, J. W. McCoy. F. W. Robertson. A. H.. J Maguire. A. R. Santee. D. K. Norbere. J. F. Talman. J. E. Phipps. R. C. Tinsley. P. F.. Jr. Smith. J. R. Treidc. P. L. Stroop. D. 1. Turner. W. R.. Jr Tavlor. J. V. Vecchiarclli. J R, Webster. R. C. Jr. Verrell. W B. Whitehouse. L. B,. Jr. West. O. H, Second Liculcrtjnl: G. H. CuRF " C " Company has carried the red flag of victory twice in the past four years, and although we dropped to fourth place this year in the race for the Garnett Andrews Cup, the " little boys " of the cavalry made up for this by an excellent showing in intramurals. Coupled with this was a fine spirit, especially among the first classmen, which made the year enjoyable to everyone. 1 I- Oe SECOND BATTALION The three Artillery Companies composing the Second Battalion can look back over the year with a feeling of satisfaction in their ac- complishments. Winning their share of Honors in every field, we rec- ommend for praise, Companies D, E, and F. Shortly after the be- ginning of school last fall, work was resumed on the filming of " The West Point of the South " and the Artillery was called upon to fur- nish some exciting shots of artillery driving in draft. After weeks of preparation the cameramen arrived and for more than a week the Suicide Battery went through their paces out on White ' s Farm. The sacrifices made by the Cadets on this Battery and the fine exhibition they put on gave ample evidence of the pride they have in their unit. Never to be forgotten are the exciting experiences these men went through in providing that touch of " thrill " which characterizes the Field Artillery. Garrison Reviews throughout the year gave the three Artillery Batteries an opportunity to vie for honors. A keen com- petition existed among the Companies of the Second Battalion in intramurals and Artillery Drills, but not to the detriment of the " Spirit " of the Artillery Unit. During the Spring Hike those in the Artillery who were on the Battery were given a taste of life in the field. Soon after leaving Camp on the second day, while en route to Rockbridge Baths, a small dog was noticed keeping up with the Bat- tery. Apparently she intended to follow wherever the Artillery went, so she was adopted and carried to the Second Camp, thereafter to be- come a V. M. I. dog and to be known as " Minnie. " Came Finals and the time for the whole Corps to put forth their best efforts. Artillery drills and Garrison Reviews furnished the many Finals visitors plenty to watch. The Second Battalion is the Artillery Battalion and we look with pride upon the boys who " keep ' em rolling. " .s DODSON. IR ,: l5.,ttal,o„ Conim,,; L E KE ' lES First Lliutemnt Battalion Ji, R T LOHIjLLL, Jk. Battalion Sergeant Majoi J. N. MAJOR, JR. Color Sergeant J. B. Cabell L. E. Kixg Firs1 Snoraul Sii ' ply Srifirant Sergeants E. M. Long G. O. Lee, Jr. V. E. Clark, Jr D. J. Kane V. M. Kane D. Pritchett CO IP ANY D W. H. KlRKPATRICK Captain G. B. Luck Fust LieutcJiant Corporals T. V. Campbell D. B. Reeves G. E. Butler -A. W. Collins A. R. Parham H. C. Young, Jr. j. S. Iyers J. F. TWOMBLY J. p. FOSQUE C. B. Shelton, Jr. I ii ' - " It J. A. List S.ciul I. ' uultiuinl C. M. Hi N ' TER S,;c,nJ L ' uulenant Pkwati-s 1st Ci-. ss Barnes. B. H. Atk.ns, W. H.. Jt, Becker. R. H. Buffalano. A. A. C. Bernard. J. G. Burleigh. C. L.. J. Cooper, L. S. Cavedo. N. L. Crump, C. C. Cunninehain. R. M.. Jr Digges. D. P. Gialanella. ]. A.. Jr. Fcddeman. C. E. Ginsburg. A. I. Kellogg. W. G,, Jr. Gaujot. C. F. Golladay. H. O, McMniin. S. L. Graves. S. H, O ' Brien, W. R. Harkrader. C. A. Tavloe, H. G.. Jr. Harris, R. S. Wilt, A. H.. Jr. Harris, W. B. Hunt. C. A. Pbivates 2nd Class Hurt, J. R. Davalos, S. P. Jones. L. F. Jetton, J. W. Kadick, M. N. Mueller, R. G., Jt. Kerr. H. A. Riley. W. P. Kump, B. F. Privates 3rd Class Leshner, H. Abbit. V. H. Major. W. L. Martin. G. H. Maxcy. K. F. Maxwell. E. C. Meem. L. H. Meem. J. L.. Jr Middlcton. W. W Rubira. E. Tice. E, J. Tucker, R. J. Van Horn, D, G Booth. H. W. Cole. J. B. Crowell, .A. V. Doughty. L. C. Fosque. G. L.. Jr. Jeffrey. T. S. Lyon. M. N. Moriconi, L., Jr. Scarburgh, S. W. Strate, G. J. Tutpin. A. R.. Jr. Van Deusen. O. O. Van Hoose. G, W White. F. D. Wright. T, L. Privates 4th Class Wolcott. W. F. Arms. C. C. Yee, G. Y. iickford. P. R. This year the spirit in " D " Company was tops. The fine co-operation between officers and men formed a smooth-working unit. Although we did not stand first in company competition, we distinguished ourselves in in- tramurals in spite of our small size. That indefinable feeling that creates a close bond between men was always present, and this we value more than any military glory. mil ' Tl p, Captain: B. H. Powell, Jr J H T, M, CONNT V. H. Tr.wis, Jr. D. L. Hexdersox First Sergeant Supply Seri eant J. E. Johnston W. P. Clark Sergeants T. N. Pollard H. Adams, Jr. T. E. Jenks COMPANY B. H. Powell, Jr. Captiin, J. H, T. MCCONXELL rust I.inilenaiil Corporals H. B. Vesev, Jr. K. P. Ferguson C. E. Tennesox, Jr. G. V. Doerr, Jr. C. J. Flvthe F. R. Pancake G. C. Moore T. D. Neal R. Booth U. J. Heath, Jr. R. X. Matthews 11 r i C. W. R ci-: Snriih l.inKnianl G. M. Hr(i()kk, Jr. S,;„„.l l. ' inilrnani Privates 1st Ci ass Privates 4th Beverley, A. C. Barley, J. H. Coleman. R. E. Barnard, V. I Duncan, D. O. Bigler, H. P. Earle, J. H., Jr. Bond, W. A. East, J. H. Booker, L. Hichtower. H. H. Brand. W. F. Home. R. C. Bringhurst. W Powell. L.. ]r. Btitt.ngham. R Rallo. F. M. Buskirk. R. W Scott. R J. Cannon. N. P S.zer, .-K. C, Carr. D. V. Clowney. A. R D.ggs. H. C. Edwards. R. A Privates 2nd Class Flenrmg. ]. H Frazier. C. VV Carrington. H. P. Glenn. C. M.. Crim, j. C. Harris. ]. C. O. O ' Hara. L. B. Ruff, J. I. Haislip, W. N Hippey. F. A, .lohnson, ]. ]. lohnson. J. P. Sclater, I. H. Love. ]. A. Moore. F. VV. Palmer, B. W. Privates Jrd Class Plunkett, J. Potts. H. B. Baldwin. ]. H. Powell, W. S. Brown. G. W. Quinn, W. G. Cole. C. C. Ragland. R,, ] Dulanev. A. T.. Jr. Rees, F. B.. J M.-ishall. J. W. Martin. I " " " ' McKenz.e N ' uUen. Read. J. Reynolds. A. J Although " E ' " Company will he found very near the top in the company standings for the entire year of 1936, It was not until the last term of the year that the one- time " Route-Step " company of the Seco nd Battalion really found itself. Closing the year with firsts in baseball and the last competitive drill, we were just nosed out of first place in the term standings. R B. Douglas J. C. Farlev C. F. Fraxz First Sergianl Supply Sergeant Sergeants J. J. McE -EETV A. M. Parmenter, Jr. . Y. Land R. y. Tetzlaff COMPANY F R. W. H. Gentry Capiai,, R. B. Douglas First Lieuteriant Corporals N. Baldwin, Jr. G. E. Herring A. B. CoNsoLvo, Jr. W. E. Todd A. K. Earnest E. A. Wente, Jr. P. E. B. Wainwright R. H. Hutchison, Jr. W. E. Dressler C. S. Hunter B. R. AVhittle i jSIt r-si 5 1. t f ;j«| i C. 11. 1 ' ' ftt lull S, ' (Oihl Liriilniaiil V. Rovn SnonJ Linilr, Clark, A. F. Moore, W, H. Ofenstein, L. E Worth, W. H Privates 3rd Ashby, J., Jr. Charringcon. A. Dunlap. James Hannon J. J. Knowles J. Y. Long. R . V Martin, L. S. Mawyer H D. Patton, H. C. Phillips. J. S. Shankhn . J A. Spencer. D B. elton. C. C, Privati 4th Cla Bravshaw . I DeL Hale. . H. V.. 1. V. V. H. J. T. V. J. K. W. H. Hobhie . N. H Hobluzel. V, R Holland. B. S Hudgins. L. E.. Hughes. J. S. Johnson. W. K. Knight. O. B. Ladd. C. E.. Jr. Mathews. L. G. L. E. I. V. J. K. R. N. Ole. Parhai Peebles. J. Pati Riddielc, W Samans. W. Saxe, I. N. Seaton. J. E Smithcy. W Spurgin, T. Strickler. R. D Tabb. J. M Thoi W. H, L. ak. A. J. First on the hill is the proud honor of " F " Company. Under the leadership of Captain Gentry, the Big Artillery- men have risen from sixth place to win the Garnett An- drews award to the best company. In intramurals, the Company won playground ball and touch football cham- pionships and the tennis and ping-pong tournaments. These results were accomplished by co-operation of officers and men. i „„(f» ' r ' " .- • ' " ' . " VVT -J ,-« S i jr ■i ' Kr par- ys WftlljR c- MILITARY AT V. M. I. " In face d.cus, in hello prrsidut.-. this motto is the military training of V. M. I. founded. Not tower of strength. " On litar " training that maizes this motto is the military training of X. M. I. founded. Not a military training that makes a man a militarist, but a man that has been trained to give and take commands — a man trained to lead in peace — a man that has the training to step into his place to defend his country or vindicate her rights. Not always has ' . M. I. been fiirmally recognized by the Federal Government, but ever since her founding her presence has been felt by this Government — in the Mexican War, the Civil War and the World War her graduates have carried her colors to glory, and proven the potency of her training. It was in 1920 that V. M. I. became formally recognized by the War Department. It was this year that the R. O. T. C. unit was founded. At first there were four units. Engineers, Field Artillery, Cavalry, and Infantry. In the course of time the Engineers were dropped and a rrn nntp v i v rpceives his Reserve Cnmmissinn in one of the remaininir three. ... .,, . .., ....- .-... --- - - -.„. - oppe graduate now receives his Reserve Commission in one of the remaining three. During his four years at V. M. I. the cadet is trained in the branch of Service which he chooses matriculation, and during the summer furlough, between his Second and First Class year, he .___j_ - _: 1 ».„:.,if|g farnp for further training in his particular unit. attends a six weeks summer tra FORT HOYLE MARYLAND Back, back, back into the mosquito- infested swamp-lands of Maryland rode forty-eight indomitable artillery- men on a hot day last summer. Reach- ing a place which, it was explained to them, was Fort Hoyle, they took pos- session in ' 36 style, and a new center of " good deeds " was created. The horses were tough and dirty, the mos- quitos more so, and the climate was thoroughly tropical. However, with nocturnal expeditions to Bel Air and Ha ' timore, and frequent resorts to Fielos ' s; to the A-lay-faunt; to Jum- bo ' s, Peanut Joe ' s and the Cafe, time passed by rather smoothly. Quite a number of the boys won new distinc- tions — not military, however. Some of the deeds, dances, beer-suppers, and other activities will remain always in their memories. a . R gS FORT MYER MARYLAND It didn ' t take long for the Cavalry boys who wandered into Ft. Myer to realize the truth of what foregoing classes had said about the opportuni- ties of having a big time. At the very door of the city of Washington, amusement was never lacking. It wasn ' t all a summer resort, however — the place was overrun with horses, most of them generally in need of cleaning, and ere the summer was over there was not much about the horse which wasn ' t common knowl- edge. Trips to Pohick, and to Camp Sims were not in the order of pleas- ure jaunts, but the nights were great. From date to date and dance to dance, the lads, featuring some inci- dents in the career of Hofie, found the month an entertaining and worth- while one, and most were secretly sor- ry to see it end. FORT WASHINGTON MARYLAND Giving the Infantry a break, the government decided that they should attend camp not on the sands of Ft. Meade, but at Ft. Washington, Md. The change was a welcome one — Ft. Washington soon proved to be a " right place. " The pro.ximity of Washington City greatly simplified the problem of entertainment, and never did a night pass that several car- loads were not seen moving down to the metropolis. Dances were features of the social life of the camp, and were universally attended. There were other amusements, also, and tales that are told — mostly concerning Cow-cheeks and Oz — would seem to indicate that the V. M. I. boys were a lively lot. In retrospect, the hikes grow shorter and the pleasures bright- er. Never again, we say, but we may not mean it. BOOK FOUR ATH LETICS " V. m. I. Spirit Oh, clear ihc nay, V. M. I. is out today We ' re here to nitt this same; Our team will bring us fame, In Alma Mater ' s name. For though the odds be again t us we ' ll , You ' ll see us fight the same. Always the same old Spirit, And we ' ll triumph once again And though defeat seems c ertain, it ' s V. M. I. Our battle cry is Nercr, Neve r Die. CHORUS For when our line starts to weaken, our backs fail to gain. Our ends are so crippled, to win seems in vain; The Corps roots the loudest, we ' ll yet win the day. The team it will rally and fight— fight— fight! RAY! We ' ll gain through the line and we ' ll circle the ends. Old Red, White and Yellow will triumph again; The Keydels will fight ' em and uerer say die; That ' s the Spirit of V. M. I. u:) The Athletic Council is the governing body of the V. M. I. Athletic Association; it has complete con- trol over all intercollegiate sports at V. M. I. The Council is composed of representatives from the Corps, the faculty and alumni, as follows: three alumni members, seven members from the faculty board, the director of athletics, the president and vice-president of the Athletic Association, elected by the Corps, two cadets chosen from the varsity cap- tains and managers, and the editor of the Cadet. The Council selects coaches of varsity and freshman teams; awards monograms and numerals, and selects the editor and business manager of the Cadet. The Athletic Council THE MEMBERS CADETS M. B. Bair H. H. HiGHTOWER R. W. Boyd J. H. T. McCoNNELL J. C. Farley FACULTY Col. W. M. Cooper Col. S. M. Millner Col. VV. O. Swan Lt. Col. S. K. Purdie Lt. Col. H. p. BoYKiN Major H. C. Mann Major B. B. Clarkson Major L. Montague ALUMNI Mr. Giles Miller Mr. O. Beasley Mr. James Gilliam THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION The V. M. I. Athletic Association has for its pur- pose the supervision and promotion of the general wel- fare of athletic activities engaged in by the Virginia Mil- itary Institute. The Corps of Cadets are able to voice their opinions and suggestions through the Association. The president and vice-president of the Association are elected from the Corps of Cadets. The president is selected from the First Class, while the vice-president is a member of the Second Class. During the past year, the Athletic Association has had for its president, Marlin Bair, and James Farley has held the position of vice-president. A very success- ful athletic program has been carried out through their efforts. V. M. I. is a member of the Southern Conference Athletic Association, composed of colleges and univer- sities in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. It is also a member of the National Col- legiate Athletic Association, composed of the leading schools in the United States. APPRECIATION It is with the greatest satisfaction that we gaze on the upturn of athletics at V. M. I. At last Coach Bill Raftery has been given material to work with and we are expecting great things of him in the future. In the past he has done remarkably well with the material that he has had to work with and the success that has been enjoyed by the Big Red Team in the past is due in no small measure to him. Handicapped chiefly by lack of reserves, he has constantly turned out teams that fight to the last moment and refuse to admit defeat. Not only is this true in football, but in baseball as well. LT. -COLONEL H. M, READ Assistant Director of Athletics; Public MAJOi H H CIAKKSON Graduate Manager of AthLetics at V. M, A e Athletic Administration y; The Athletic Administration, which carries out the actions of the V. M. I. Athletic Association, is under the capable supervision of Major Blandy B. Clarkson, director of athletics. He is ably assisted by Colonel Hernando Read, who also acts as coach of the varsity track team. Other personnel of the department includes: Coach Bill Raf tery, head coach of the varsity foot- ball team; Ed Hess, line coach of the football squad; and Wert Faulkner, Frank Carek, and Captain Ramey, assistant football coaches. Cap- tain Frank Summers was coach of this year ' s un- defeated freshman football team, with Colonel Sam Heflin as line coach. Hl ' HB PATt:Hll I liiii RAi ri i; " i ' FRANK CARKK Frank Summers is also coach of the varsity bas- ketball team. This year he was assisted in this work by Ed Hess. Captain M. G. Ramey had charge of the freshman basketeers. For the sec- ond year the varsity wrestlers were under the tute- lage of Frank Carek, former Illinois wrestler. Col- onel Sam Heflin continued his successful work with the Rat wrestling squad. Boxing came to the front this year with the advent of a new coach, Bob LaLance, who handled both the Freshman and the ' arsity. Baseball was coached by Bill Raf- tery as usual, while the Rat nine was handled by Frank Summers. Both track squads were under the tutelage of Colonel Read. In addition to its intercollegiate athletics, V. M. I. has earned out an e.xtensive intramural program, which, under the direction of Captain Ramey, has become the best in Virginia and one of the best in the South. This year, in addition to its work in school, this department also had charge of varsity tennis, with Lt. Coyle, U. S. Army, acting as coach. All of the above coaches, with the excep- tion of Frank Summers, will return next year. It is with regret that we see Frank Summers de- part, as his place will be hard to fill. He has made a marvelous record, and one that will not be easy to equal. Next year the coaching staff is to be augmented by the addition of four new men, and with this addition we are expecting much to happen in the near future. ED HESS FRANK SUMMERS WERT FAUFKNER he venerable game of horse racing is termed the Sport of Kings — but football is King of Sports, here as elsewhere in the collegiate world. No form of ath- letics commands such wide interest as does football, and at V. M. I. this is doubly true. One of the funda- mental differences between V. M. I. and other schools is that quality which V. M. I. men know as the " Spirit, " and never is the " Spirit " more in evidence than at our football games. It can be seen in the cheering stands, and, better, in the team. We can ' t always boast of a winning team, but we have never been represented by other than a fighting team. We stand behind them solidly; win or lose, we know they are giving their best. Football means something at V. M. I., and we are proud of those that give their time and eifort to making it what it is. HARRY HIGHTOWER ( dp tain of FOOTBALL 19 3 5 RESUME •ROSY " HIGHTOWER It is not always possible to judge the caliber of a team by its record only; such was the case of the football team that represented V. M. I. on the gridiron last fall. Although the 1935 Flying Squadron won only two games and tied one, the season could not be called unsuccessful. The team outplayed all but two schools on the schedule, de- spite the fact that the record showed seven defeats. Coaches Bill Raftery and Ed Hess turned out a fighting and well drilled team that made a good showing in every game of the season. As usual the Institute was represented by a powerful line and a fast but light backfield. V. M. I. started oif on the right side of the ledger when they defeated a fighting Hampden- Sydney team by a 26-0 score in the opening game of the season. The game was played in Lynch- burg in midsummer weather. Wayt Clark scored three touchdowns while Dick Dodson accounted for the other score. The feature of the game was Clark ' s S -yard run of the opening kick-oif in the second half. The other three scores were made Football, 1935 THE SQUAD B ck Ro ' : Head Coa ch Raftery, Line Coach Hess. Backfield Coa Dunn, Manager Maxw ell. rh„d Ko, ' : Hotchkiss. Kennon. Cottre Langfitt Beebe. Boyd Phillips, Fawley, J. Witt, Weilman. Seco Rcw: Baldwin. MessK k. Edge. Powell. Rucker, Conte, Banks. Ta Oglesbv, White. Adan IS. Ban. Shomo. From Ron.- Tetzlaff. F.edl Kane. Robetson. Clart Coleman. Captain Hightower. Farley. Dodso 3 5 RESUME by the air route. Clark scored on a pass from Roberson early in the game and a little later on a lateral from Roberson. Dodson snatched one of Roberson ' s passes and ran fifteen yards for the other score of the game. The Death Valley team was bottled up by an alert Cadet defense and were able to make but three first downs in the entire game. In the ne.xt game of the season the V. M. I. eleven traveled to New Orleans to meet the pow- erful Tulane eleven. Outweighed, playing in an unfavorable climate, and making over a fifteen hundred mile trip, the squadron was in anything but a good condition to face the Green Wave. Barney Mintz and Johnson of the Greenies were the individual stars of the day. Although the V. M. I. eleven put up a good fight, the team was outclassed throughout the game bv the Tulane squad. The final score was 44-0 in favor of Tu- lane. Al Barabas, Columbia backlield star and cap- tain, accounted for two touchdowns in the first half to lead his team to a 12-0 victory over the V. M. I. squad. The game was played at Baker Field in New York City before a crowd of about STALEY MAXWELL Manager RUSS COLEMAN TMkle Lynchburg. Va. DICK DODSON QuJtUibatk BILL OGLESBY Lynchburg, Va. NLAXIE B.MR Harrisburg. Pa. 19 3 5 RESUME 14,000 spectators. Columbia held the two touchdown lead throughout the game, but in the second half the Flying Squadron held the ball for most part in Columbia territory. While the first half had been in favor of the Lions, the tables were re- versed in the last quarters, with V. M. I. dominating in every branch of the game. Roberson and Farley were the individual stars of the Cadet team while Barabas was the whole show for the Columbia team. Richmond came to Lexington the fol- lowing week to nose out a fighting V. M. L eleven by a 13-6 score. Billy Roberson ran 95 yards in the third quarter to give his team their only score of the game. Rob- erson not only showed great form but had some beautiful interference as well. Ty- mosko scored the first Spider touchdown in the second quarter after a 68-yard drive. Umansky to ok the ball over for the sec- ond score after Richmond had driven down the field in a 72-yard march. Clark breaking loose for a short gain against Co- lumbia. 19 3 5 RESUME A Homecoming Day crowd of about 2,500 people saw the Squadron lose a heartbreaking game to the Maryland team by a 6-0 score. After outplaying the Old Liners throughout the first half, Stone- braker, Maryland backfield ace, scored on an eight-yard run in the third quarter to give his team the winning touchdown. Clark almost evened the score when he broke away in the same quarter to run fifty yards but Guckeyson tackled him on the Maryland twenty. The Old Lirer.; tightened, and the Cadets were unable to score. A number of other times Maryland warded off Cadet attacks deep in the Old L.iners ' territory. Living up to the tradition of never hav- ing been defeated in Scott Stadium, the Flying Squadron played the University of Virginia to a 0-0 score before a Home- coming Day crowd of 8,000 people. Both teams made the same number of first downs as well as about the same yardage. ■ i CHARLEY BANKS News, I- , N, ] EMBRE ' i- RUCKEK Center Phjiadelphia. P,i TOM WHIIL Hjick Bozcman. Mom. DAN CONTE Guuul New Yo.k Citv mm Baraha, of Coiumhui lul- ling ihe luic for a short BO MtMILLIN Dallas. Texas BOB BOYD ARCHIE WITT B ck JIM FARLEY C,;nd Richmond, Va. I V 3 5 RESUME In the first period Harry Martin broke away for a 45-yard run and what seemed a score, but the ball was brought back and Virginia was penahzed for holding. V. M. I. held the ball in Virginia terri- tory for the majority of the second quar- ter but was unable to push the ball across. In the last half both teams were unable to penetrate any farther than the 20-yard lines. A number of field goals were at- tempted by both teams, but none of these tries were successful. The work of Cap- tain Hightower and Roberson was out- standing for V. M. I. Playing before the third Homecoming crowd in a row, the Squadron decisively defeated the William and Mary Indians by a 19-0 score. The game was played on a muddy field. From the very start the Cadet eleven proved to be the superior team. Dodson scored from the three-yard line to give the Cadets their first score of the game. Clark scored the second touch- Stofchraker of Maryland scoring the Old Inte r- i lo ' .ichdonn from the eight- yard line early in the third period. The touchdo-an came after a long ius- laincd eighty-yard drive, their only concerted drive of the day, vhich the Squadron was unable to stop. 19 3 5 RESUME down when he caught a fifty-five yard pass from Roberson. Max Bair scored the third touchdown when he crashed over from the three-yard hne. The V. M. I. Hne out- charged the Indian forward wall through- out the game. The University of North Carolina grid- ders defeated a crippled V. M. I. team by the lopsided score of 56-0. Due to in- juries, not one member of the first string backfield saw service in the game. The last game of the season to be played on Alumni Field saw the Davidson eleven defeat the Varsity by a 14-6 score. The game was played in a sea of mud that slowed it up considerably. A number of fumbles prevented V. M. I. from scoring on diiferent occasions. Pittman scored in the first quarter after Clark had fumbled. The second Davidson score resulted from a blocked kick. Armfield scored on a re- verse on the next play from the twenty-two yard line. In the last period Witt carried DAVE KANE Shoit Hills. N. ], WAYT CLARK Roanoke, Va. HUGH ADAMS EnJ Koclb.idgc Baths, Va. RALPH TETZLAFF End Chicago, Illinois Clark was about to catch Robersou ' long pass for the second score of the day against William and Mary. Tin pass traveled 55 yards in the air, afto which Clark ran 15 yards to make tin score. AL FIEDLER Cu.ird Long Island, N. Y. TOT CAMPBELL Quiirterback Lexington. Va. BILLY ROBERSON Lexingto n, Va, JIM BEARD FuUbick 19 3 5 RESUME the ball across from the six yard line to give V. M. I. the first score of the game. On Thanksgiving Day V. P. I. won the State Championship when they defeated V. M. I. by a 12-6 score before a crowd of 12,000 people in Roanoke. Maher Field was a pool of mud and the game was played in a steady rain. The Cadets were the first to score when Wayt Clark ran the opening kick-off ninety-one yards for a touchdown. Dickerson scored the first touchdown for the Gobblers when he crashed over from the two yard line. V. M. I. threatened a number of times in the first half but the Tech line held. In the third quarter Piland blocked Rober- son ' s kick to score the winning touchdown. Due to the rain, V. M. I. was unable to open its passing attack; this was a distinct advantage of Tech ' s heavier team. A kicking duel between Clark and Dicker- son was a feature of the game. Bus Male of Virginia being stopped by the V. M. I. line for no gain in the game at the Virginia Homecomings when the two teams played to a score- less tie. The Squadron was minus the services of Clark that day due to in- juries received against Maryland, 19 3 5 RESUME Eleven monogram men will be lost to next year ' s team by graduation. In the line Captain Harry Hightower, Russell Coleman, Charlie Banks, Embry Rucker, Bill Oglesby, Dan Conte, and Al White will have to be replaced next year. While in the back field the following men will be lost: Dick Dodson, Max Bair, Selden McMillin, and Archie Witt. Raftery and Hess will have Captain-elect Jim Farley, Kane, Shomo, Fiedler, Brown, Clark, Rob- erson. Beard, and Campbell to form a nu- cleus for the 1936 Flying Squadron. In addition, there will be a number of men from this year ' s varsity and rat squad that should break into the line-up. Tulane, North Carolina, and Hampden- Sydney have been replaced on the 1936 schedule by Kentucky, South Carolina, and Woiford. Things are very bright for a successful season this fall; many experts feel that V. M. I. will not only have the most improved team in the state but the most powerful. BILL SHOMO End Hainsonburg, Va GEORGE BROWN Cucr Lvnchbu.g, Va. KENNETH KING Saratoga Springs. N. - JOE PHILLIPS Cnic, Sarasota, Florida Car olt, ,a fa: illg to CO iiplete a pas the g " lie ill which the Tar Heels ore r ll e Fly iig Squad ron by the n icn e of th e season. V. M. I. ha, ,fc red by the fact that all her ula h acki were out juries. because of The Unbeaten Fresh- man Team, 1935 State Champions RAT FOOTBALL, 1935 V. M. I. points with pride to its Rat foot- ball team which finished a five-game schedule undefeated to be crowned State Champions. The Little Red Team vanquished four op- ponents by topheavy scores, and then nosed out Virginia Tech ' s freshmen on Armistice Day in Roanoke. They flashed power to outscore the opposition 144 points to 31. The Baby Squadron opened the season in Richmond against the University of Rich- mond freshman team. The Cadets scored on the ope ning kickoff and then scored thrice more that afternoon to win, 26 to 6. Uni- versity of Maryland freshmen proved no match when they met the Rat footballers on the home gridiron on October 18. Only after Coach Frank Summers had sent in reserves were the young Terrapins able to tally. Th? final score was: Rats 39, Maryland 7. The Little Red Team ran roughshod over Virginia ' s freshman eleven in a game played on Alumni Field. The Rats were at the r best and the final whistle found them ahead, 39 to 0. A previously undefeated William and Mary freshman squad was defeated in Wil- liamsburg on November 1st. In a dingdong battle the Squadron counted twenty points, while holding the Papooses scoreless. V. P. L ' s inspired freshman eleven nearly upset our fourth classmen in Roanoke on Armistice Day. The Techmen scored first to show that they were to be reckoned with, but two touchdowns and a safety by Captain Woody Gray made the score 15 to 6 at half- time. But the Goblets came back to score twice in the last half and led, 18 to 15, with only three minutes left to play. Like the Champions they are, the Rats rallied and made another touchdown when Red Echols recovered a fumble behind the goal. The final score: V. M. L, 21; V. P. L, 18. Much credit is due Captain Frank Sum- mers, Colonel Heflin, Captain Ramey, and Frank Carek for their able coaching of this team. Outstanding members of the team were: Bliss, Echols, Grav, Strickler, Seaton, Irby, Ross, Trzeciak, Kovar, Taylor, and Hol- land. FRANK " MAC " RAFFO Captain of BASKETBALL Basketball this season at V. M. I. was not one of the most successful of sports if regarded by the wins and losses. How- ever, the Corps can be justly proud of Captain " Mac " Raffo and his men, for in every game they fought valiantly until the final whistle blew. Ne.xt year, however, things will be different, although the team will sorely miss the services of Coach Sum- mers, who is now coaching at Randolph-Macon. Besides four lettermen, Captain Kane, Shomo, Ruffo, and Jack Read, the team will be greatly strengthened by such men as Bliss, Saun- ders, Trzeciak, Ross, Hudgins, and Taylor up from the Rats, who only lost one game during the season. Also there will be such capable reserves as Moore and Dewev from this year ' s squad. In all probability the team will be coached by Bill Raf- tery, it being that Frank Summers has left. VARSITY BASKETBALL TYLER McCONNELL ' HE Corps is proud of its varsity basket- ball team, not because it won a lot of games, but because it showed the real V. M. I. spirit. It always showed fight and would never admit defeat. Graduation and the failure of lettermen to return to school rid- dled last year ' s quintet. Coach Frank Sum- mers was faced with the thankless task of building a five around one veteran, Captain Mac Raffo. The first part of the season saw much experimenting, but a team composed of Shomo and Kane at forwards, Ruifo at cen- ter and Read and RalTo at guards was click- ing as the season ended. Able reserves were found in Pettyjohn, Ackerly, Moore, and Dewey. The Red team won only three games out of the seventeen played. It lost two overtime games, as well as five other games in which the margin of defeat was not greater than four points. Lack of reserve strength proved to be their undoing in several of these battles. The five would play magnificently to forge ahead, only to tire and lose out in the last half. In its last three games this team lost an extra-period thriller to the Southern Confer- ence champion North Carolina squad, suf- fered a three-point defeat at the hands of South Carolina, and nosed out V. P. I. The first two games were played on opponents ' courts. Maryland and Navy scored over the Red team by counts of 44-29, and 37-23, re- spectively. (Ma Ron-. Young, nager), Summer; Dewey . McConnell i (Coach). Raffc •:d: Ackerlc. ) (Captain). Pettyj Ri Sh. ohn. iffo. Read. 3mo, Kane. SEASON A return game with Maryland was dropped by a 53 to 32 score. Victory first perched on the Red, White, and Yellow banner against William and Mary. Ahead one point at the half, the Cadets added to their lead to win the game, 41 to 37. The next two games resulted in victories for the University of North Carolina and Virginia Tech. Virginia and V. M. I. played to a tie score in the regulation time, but in the extra period the Cava- hers found the hoop four times to take the game 51 to 45. In the second game between the two schools Virginia was behind until a last-minute goal by Abbitt gave them a 37 to 36 victory. Verdicts were lost to North Carolina State and Clemson. The team again en- tered the win column against Da- vidson. William and Mary nosed out the Squadron 50 to 48 in a game featured by Shomo ' s 26 points. Richmond defeated the Cadets in the other two games. Prospects for a winning team next season are excellent as Raffo, Ackerly, and Pettyjohn are the only lettermen to graduate. Dewey and Moore, reserves, and the members of this year ' s fine Rat team should give the Corps a strong team. E0 RVFfO W.M.KANE Si ,m li ing; Ticc, Can, Digses, Mose ,on. H s, Gl lud- rlpy IMan. ' Seri. Ramey iCoai -hi. Gi -ifhr Oakey. :trell, I. Sr „„,, ;: Coleman. Tnec ial- li ,vlo, •, Bliss (C pu, 1,1. Sa un- RAT BASKETBALL Captain Ramey ' s freshman basketball team closed a highly successful basketball season by defeating the V. P. I. frrst-year quintet 46 to 30 for their eleventh victory in twelve starts. The five scored 523 points in making this enviable record. Captain Bliss led the scorers with 124 points. Other high scorers were " Doc " Saunders, Taylor, Trzeciak, and Ross. These five made up the starting quin- tet. Able substitutes were Kovar, Hudgins, Coleman, Oakey, and Littrell. The first indications of the great scoring power of these courtsters was seen when they smothered the Staunton Military basketeers 60 to 28. They journeyed to Blacksburg and took a 42 to 24 decision over the V. P. I. rats to continue their victory string. Greenbrier suffered defeat in a close game, which was played in ' 94 Hall by a 42 to 37 count. Moving into high, the Rat hardwood artists overwhelmed the Virginia Cavaliers, 48 to 24, and Greenbrier in a return game, 45 to 28. Successive victories were scored over Roanoke High School, Ashland High School, and Roanoke High again by scores of 40 to 25, 37 to 25, and 34 to 24, respectively. Against William and Mary the team hit its peak, scoring 27 points in four minutes. This is a record for speedy goal shooting in this part of the country. When the final gun ended the avalanche of baskets the Rats were on the long end of a 60 to 43 score. Imme- diately after this trip the Little Squadron met Roanoke College ' s fast-stepping freshman ar- ray in a game for the State championship. Showing the effects of their long trip and fur- ther handicapped by the loss of Bliss early in the first half, the Little Red team was unable to cope with the fast passing and accurate shooting of the Salem lads, thus suffering their only defeat, 50 to 36. Bliss, Saunders, Trzeciak, Ross, Taylor, Coleman, Kovar, and Hudgins will be of great assistance to next year ' s varsity five. All are dangerous shooters, excellent passers; they have shown flashes of superb teamwork and fine floorwork. " MAXIE " BAIR Qdptdin of BASEBALL Baseball suffered a terrific setback at the beginning of the season when Roberson and Phillips, star twirlers of last year ' s Rat team, were ruled ineligible by the Academic Board because of scholastic deficiencies. However, Coach Raftery made the best of things with the material that he had, and turned out a creditable team. Although they won but one game, most of the rest of them were lost in one inning when they completely went to pieces. Next year prospects for a winning team look very bright, although six lettermen will be lost by graduation. Captain Church, Bill Kane, Jim Beard, and Tot Campbell will form a good nucleus about which to build a team, while there will be several reserves from this year ' s varsity who should prove valuable. The addition of Roberson and Phillips plus the heavy hitters from the Rat team should make a practically un- beatable aggregation for the coming year. JOHN B. adan;s MEAL RAFFO M ' MILLIN VARSITY BASEBALL The varsity baseball team had a poor season, due to the inability of the team to combine their hits with good pitching, and vice versa. They wound up the season with a record of one vic- tory as against eleven losses. The greatest weak- ness of the club was the pitching, but when the pitchers were right the fielding and hitting were nil. Neal, in particular, suffered from this lack of co-ordination. " Slick " deserved to win the more than one victory. The season was opened against Maryland, and two big innings proved the undoing of the nine. O ' Brien relieved Neal in the fifth and held the Terps runless, but the damage had already been done. The final score was 11 to 3. Three pitchers were unable to stop Virginia bats, and the latter trounced the Red team 15 to 5. V. p. I. and V. M. I. split a two-game series, the Gobblers winning the first, 13 to 2, and the Cadets the second, 5 to 4, when successive hits by McMillin and Kane scored the winning run Bjck Row: Keller. Campbell, Kan Raffo, Coleman. Fosque. Second Row: Adams I Manas " Adams, Ruffo. Pancake, Shom Rafterv (Coach). Sllling: Neal, Church, Beard, Bai O ' Brien, Harrell, McMillin. COLEMAN I i 1 V .1 , CAMPBELL KELLER. in the last half of the nhith. Neal allowed the Techmen hut eight scattered hits, hurling a beautiful game. North Carolina ' s hall hawks and the varsity tangled in an old-fashioned slug- fest in which four pitchers proved ineffective, but the Tarheels outlasted the Institute team to carry off the win, 13 to 8. Traveling to Blacksburg, Raftery ' s team lost two decisions to Virginia Tech. Tech went wild to gather in a 21 to 3 victory in the first game and then went on to add to their string with a 5 to 1 triumph in the second. The Gobblers scored all their runs in the first inning. Two errors contributed to the scoring. Neal tossed superbly after the initial frame, but Murray was in rare form, holding V. M. I. hitless and runless until the seventh. Richmond scored nineteen runs while Bowles was holding the varsity baseballers in check with four runs in the next game. The Spiders batted around in the sixth to score nine runs. The game was featured by the heavy hitting of Lacy, Spider backstop. The last three games of the season were played on the road. The nine invaded the lairs of Maryland, Richmond, and William and Mary on successive days. Again the scarcity of hurlers proved too much for them and they dropped all three decisions. The high light of the trip was the heavy hitting of Bo McMillin, who hit three home runs and four singles out of twelve times at bat. The boys from College Park overwhelmed the Cadets in the first game, 19 to 6. Rich- mond, behind the steady pitching of Jacobs, emerged victorious, 18 to 5, in the next en- counter. The last game of the season saw the William and Mary Indians nose out the Cadets in an exciting slugfest, 8 to 7. The team was led in hitting for the season by McMillin. He, Captain Bair, Neal, Raffo, O ' Brien, and Keller are graduating members who will have to be replaced. Roberson and Phillips, ineligible this year, should help the mound staff next year, while some of the hard- hitting members of the Rat team should give V. M. I. a winning team. MS. Logan. Oakey. Fos- [iT. Digges. jarman, Cunnigham I Manager}. Second Row: Treide, Trzeciak. Taylor, Hud- gins. Littrell. ]., Ed- wards. In,l Row: Irby. Littrell, M., Gray. Kovar. Saun- ders. Brittingham. RAT BASEBALL SEASON At this writing the Rat baseball team has not completed its season, but to date it has a record of three victories out of eight starts. The club is made up of a bunch of sluggers who have piled up eighty-two runs in the eight games, but the hurlers, handicapped by sore arms, have not been able to round into shape. The nine opened the season with a 14 to 2 decision over the Suifolk High School base- ballers. Littrell held the opponents scoreless for the first five innings, while his mates were garnering thirteen safeties off the deliveries of three tossers. The next game saw the strong Hargrave Military team stave off a ninth-inning rally of the Little Cadets to win a free-hitting thriller 9 to 8. Triede and Talman were in- effective against the visitors, but Littrell held them hitless and runless the last five cantos. The Rats gathered nine hits off of Ashby of Virginia in their next competition, but the latter kept them well-scattered and the young Cava- liers were able to take the game, 9 to 4. The Cadet ball hawks lost their second 9 to 8 af- fair, this time to V. P. L Again a ninth-inning rally fell just short of securing the necessary runs. The next two games were the third and fourth setbacks which the club lost by one-run margins. Virginia won a loosely played affair, 14 to 13. It was a seesaw encounter, but the Charlottes- ville boys clinched honors with a five-run rally in the eighth frame. The Goblets won their second game by a score of 13 to 12. The Ca- dets enjoyed a 12 to 7 lead going into the eighth, but two bases on balls and three errors with one hit sandwiched in gave the Techsters five runs. Triede relieved Littrell in the Greenbriar game and pitched beautiful ball while his mates pounded Greenbriar pitching to win 12 to 9. He came back to win his second victory in two days against the Hopewell aggregation. The final count in this game was 11 to 5. With Triede finally in shape and with continued hit- ting from the club, victories should be scored in the last two tiffs. Saunders, Trzeciak, Brit- tingham, Kovar, and Gray all are hitting over .400. GWYNNE TAYLOE Qaptain of TRACK RESUME Colonel Hernando Read ' s track squad finished the season with a third place in the State meet and a record of two vic- tories out of five starts in dual meets. The Keydet team was especially strong in the dashes, weight events, and broad jump. The highlight of the season was the sensational running of Mer- rill Pasco. This powerful jun- ior topped oif a great season by setting a new State record in the 220-yard dash in the State meet, and then lowered this mark to set a new record for the distance in the Southern Con- ference meet. He gained indi- vidual scoring honors over the cream of Dixie ' s runners in the latter meet by taking first place ' ' " " in the century. Zimmerman set a new record for the javelin in this meet. The Red thinly clads inaugurated the sea- son with a 69 ' 4 to 56 ' 4 victor v over the Uni- versity of Richmond. V. M. I. made a clean sweep in both the 100 and 220. Pascoe, Tay- loe, and Matthews finished in that order. Pasco added a first place tie in the high jump to his total to carry off high scoring honors. Ackerly, with firsts in the broad jump and low hurdles and a second in the highs tallied 13 points. Farley captured the shot put and discus. Other Cadet winners were: Ferrey, 440; Spohr, 2-mile, De Camps, Way, Flythe, Herring, Smith, Foust, and Zimmerman com- pleted the Cadet scoring. The Cavalier tracksters proved too much for V. M. I., romping off with a 72 2-3 to 52 1-3 win. Again Pasco and Tayloe ran one, two in the dashes. Pasco tied for third in the high jump to become high scorer with 10 1-3 points. Farley placed first with the shot and second with the platter. Zimmer- man came through in the javelin and Spohr ran away from the field in the two-mile for other firsts. Hawk Read ran a heady race R to take second in this event. Sayford and DeCamps finished behind St. John in the mile, and DeCamps came back to take third in the 880. Other Cadet scorers were Acker- ly, Clark, Fiedler, Ferrey, and TetzlafF. Maryland ' s great track squad proved too much for our runners, taking the decision, 82 to 44. Pasco and Tayloe pulled their usual one, two act in the sprints. Farley and Zim- merman took firsts in their specialties, the shot and javeli n. Other points were made on second by Smith, Foust, and Sizer. RESUME William and Mary ' s Indians sent the Big Red team down to defeat in a meet which saw Pas- co defeated for the first time in the century. The final score was Indians, 74; V. M. I., ' )1. Mingee blazed in with a 9.8 hundred to beat Pasco by a foot. Pasco got sweet revenge in the 220. Tayloe changed to the 440 and won second place. Other firsts for V. M. I. were won by Zimmerman in the jave- lin, Fiedler in the discus, and Herring in the broad jump. Pettyjohn, Sapp, DeCamps, Sayford, Spohr, Smith, Acker- ly, Clark, Farley, Martin, Nevin, Foust, and Sizer scored the Cadets ' other points. In the State meet Pritchard nosed out Pasco in a 9.8 hun- dred, but the latter smashed the State 220 record with a time of 21.4 s econds. Zimmerman was first in the javelin, while Tayloe, Smith, Spohr, Ackerly, Herring, Clark, Farley, Fiedler, Flythe, De- Camps were other scorers. Four men Pasco, Zimmerman, Farley, and Fiedler were sent to the Conference meet; all scored. Pasco gained a double victory in the dashes and low- ered the 220 record to 21.1 seconds. Zim- merman threw the spear 189 feet, S ' s inches, to take second in that event and set a new Institute record. Farley was third in the shot put, and Fiedler was fifth in the discus. B ik Row: Martin, Herring, Farley, Fiedler. E. Smith, Zimmerman. Th„J Row: Tyler (Mgr.), Ackerly, Pettyjohn. Tetzlaff. Kennon, Sizer. Clark, Coach Read. Sc or,J Row: Flythe, Ferrey, Tayloe, Pasco. DeCamps. Foust. (Jn lite Cinder Pat h V. M. I. ' s main boast in track this year is Merrill Pasco, sprint s ensation of the past season, and captain of the team for next year. Not only did he set a new Southern Conference rec- ord in the 220-yard dash with the time of 21.1 seconds, but also he was high point scorer of the meet, winning the 100-yard dash to give him a total of 10 points. At present he is in Chicago for the Olympic tryouts, and we know that he will uphold the honor of the Institute even though he may fail to win. Unless the jinx that seems to be following the track captains of the Institute hits Pasco, the team should be fairly strong next year. Several men will be lost by graduation, but a strong nucleus will be left, and there are men, including Echols, the one-man track team, and Strickler coming up from the Rats who should prove valuable. JOHN TYLER CHARLEY Decamps Under the tutelage of Colonel H. M. Read and the captaincy of Charlie DeCamps, the varsity cross-country team enjoyed a successful season. They were victorious against the University of Richmond run- ners, were nosed out by the North Carolina harriers, who were Southern Conference Champions, and finished in a tie for the State Championship with Virginia ' s hill and dalemen. The first meet of the season was over the home course against Richmond. Lumpkin, the Spiders ' great middle distance star, broke the course record to finish first. Spohr, a newcomer to the Big Red team, finished close on his heels to garner second place. McLeod, a second classman who did not run last year, finished fourth, and he was fol- lowed by Captain DeCamps, Read, and Cross Country Smith, who finished fifth, sixth, and seventh, respectively. Curfman, Young, and Ferrey also ran for the Cadets but did not figure in the scoring. This close bunching of runners gave the meet to V. M. I. by a score of 24 to 33. At Chapel Hill, North Carolina ' s run- ners proved to be too much for the tri-color team. However, the score was 23 to 32 and was the closest any team came to beating the strong Tarheels. Carolina men carried off the first three places. Again Spohr finished first for the Cadets, being followed consecu- tively by Smith, McLeod, and DeCamps. Read and Curfman finished tenth and eleventh, respectively. Young showed great courage by finishing with a broken foot. The only other meet was the annual State meet which was held this year at Charlottes- ville, Va., and V. M. L scored 36 points apiece to tie for first place, as Washington and Lee trailed with 48. Previously either the Cavaliers or the Cadets had defeated all other state teams. For the Cadets Spohr finished second, McLeod fifth. Smith sixth, DeCamps eleventh, and Read twelfth. Seconil Row: Gialai ager ) . Haislip. Ss Wilkin, Brayshav ella (MdTl- :e. Echols, S.tnng: Hurt, Andrew. Rid- dleberger. Bailey, Johnson, Maguire, Tucker. RAT TRACK Freshman track did not attract the usual number this year; consequently only one vic- tory was won in the four dual meets. Jeffer- son High was defeated decisively for this win by a score of 79 to 30. The team was led throughout the season by Echols and Captain Riddleberger. The former was an all-round field man, while the latter showed well in the dashes. Virginia took the measure of the Little Keydets in their first meet, 67 to 50. Echols led the scorers with fourteen points, made in the javelin, discus, shot put, and broad jump. Strickler scored eight points in the meet, win- ning the shot and a second in the discus. Saxe and Andrew garnered V. M. I. ' s other firsts. Tabb, Brayshaw, Ferrey, Johnson, Riddle- berger, Haislip, and Kevan also showed to ad- vantage. Red Echols went wild against Jefferson High. Firsts in the broad jump, javelin, and discus, second in the shot put, and a tie for second in the high jump gave him a total of twenty points. Riddleberger, Ferrey, Haislip, Ross, Saxe, Kevan, Andrew, and Strickler also took firsts. Johnson, Tabb, and Towers also looked good. V. P. I. avenged the varsity defeat with a 66 ' 2 to 50 ' , win. Miller of Tech outscored Echols in this meet, but the latter got twelve. Riddleberger scored a double win in the dashes. Ferrey, Haislip, and Towers won the 440, 880, and high hurdles, respectively, while Strickler took the shot put. Saxe in the high jump and Andrew and Tabb in the hur- dles also showed up well. A 49 to 68 defeat was suffered against William and Mary. Strickler beat the var- sity mark in the shot put with 42 feet 3 ' 2 inches. High scoring honors were taken by Echols, with fourteen points. Haislip and Tabb gathered other firsts while Saxe tied for first in the high jump. In the State Meet Strickler and Echols took their specialties, the shot put and the javelin. Echols also took second in the shot and third in the broad jump. Tabb, Andrew, and Riddleberger also placed. Although the Rat track team did not have an impressive record there are a num- ber of men who will help next year. ARCHIE WITT Southern Conference 135-Pound Champion Qaptain of WRESTLING In the past few years wrestling has become one of the most prominent sports at V. M. I., and the Institute has constantly turned out winning teams. This year they were defeated but once and were runners-up in the Southern Conference when Washing- ton and Lee nosed them out by three points. The Southern Con- ference meet was probably the most e.xciting meet of the season, and it was only by the narrowest of margins that the Generals were able to avenge the defeat given them last year by us. Prob- ably the most exciting bout of the evening was between Tubby Owings of W. and L. and Big Jim Farley of V. M. I., with Farley giving Owings the first beating of his career by a three-minute time advantage. Next year the loss of Archie Witt will be felt, but with the amount of material coming up from the Rats pkr the lettermen returning, the team shoul d be plenty strong. G.M.BROOKE A.H, FIEDLER W.M.JEAY C lie Reason On The Mat V.M.I V. M. I V. M. I V. M. I, V. M. I V. M. I RESULTS 14 ; N. C. State 12 ; Navy 25 ; Army 26 ; N. C. U. 23 ' ;; V. P. I. 27 ; Duke SELDEN McMILLIN, Mana, SOUTHERN CONFERENCE i35-lb M5-lb. i55-lb. 55-lh 75-lb V. M. S ;A ■ , . jok shekrard . — .Archie itt . , — Bob Steidtmakx IMMIE Witt . . — George Brooke . Al. FlEDI.I Third Place First Place First Place . 2nd Place Third Place Third Place Second Place Unlimited — Jim Farlev . First Place RESUME OF VARSITY WRESTLING Despite the loss of the Southern Conference championship, the V. M. I. wrestling team had a successful season with fix ' e victories and one defeat. Washington and Lee nosed out the Cadets in the Conference. In the opening meet of the year the varsity wrestlers defeated North Carolina State, 14-12. Both teams won four bouts, but Witt secured the only fall of the match. Time decisions were taken by Sherrard, Steidtmann, and Farley. The next week the squad dropped a meet with Navy, a meet in which both teams won four bouts, but this time it was the Cadets ' oppo- nents who made falls. The final score was: Navy 18, V. M. I. 12. Sherrard, Captain Witt, Steidtmann, and Farley took time decisions to remain undefeated. Traveling to West Point, the Red wrestlers overwhelmed Army ' s groaners, by a score of 25-3. Bosco Brooke ran up against Army ' s best man and suffered the team ' s only defeat. Steidtmann and Farley scored falls, while Witt, Sherrard, Foust, Fiedler, and Baldwin had to be content with time advantages. North Caro- lina ' s grapplers felt the fury of Carek ' s men in the next encounter. This time the score was 26-6. Farley and Steidtmann obliged Cadet rooters with falls, Witt won without a grunt via the forfeit route. Sherrard, Fiedler, and Brooke took three-point decisions. Our ancient rivals, the Virginia Techmen, were tossed to the tune of a 23 ' j to 4 ' ' , score. Scorers for V. M. I. were: Steidtmann, fall; Farley, forfeit; Sherrard, Witt, Brooke, and Fiedler, decisions; and Jimmy Witt, draw. Duke suffered a like fate, 27 to 3. Archie and Jimmie Witt, Sherrard. Steidtmann, Brooke, Fiedler, and Farley were winners. In the Southern Conference tournament every man on the team scored. Five men reached the Finals, and of these, three, Captain Archie Witt, Joe Sherrard, and Jim Farley won championships. Sherrard and Witt were de- fending champions. The other two, Fiedler and Steidtmann were second-place winners. Brooke, Seay, and Jimmy Witt took thirds. The Big Four, Captain Witt, Sherrard, Farley, and Steidtmann, went through the season unde- feated. The Corps salutes you and your men. Coach Carek, and believes you will be even more successful in the future. Si nJmg: Foust. Bicfc- ford. Baldwin. Riley. McMiUin rM.iiJS " ' . Gngg (A nsM, Mm- Witt. J., " " ■ frich. Reeves. S,tl Farle ' BMk Row: Willis (Manager), Andrew. Rubira, Carter, Max- cv. Hill, Frazier. Dorrier, Col. Heflin (Coack), Ofen- stein {Assjsunt Manager}, Second Row: Kandel, Ed- wards, Talman, Bernard, Bernstein, Echols, Gray. RAT WRESTLING The Rat wrestling team enjoyed its usual successful season on the mat with a record of five victories against one lone defeat. The Navy plebes, with their best team in years, put the blemish on the record, while Augusta Military, North Carolina freshmen, V. P. I. freshmen, Woodberry Forest, and the New- port News Apprentice School fell before their onslaught. Edwards, captain of the team, won all five of his matches by falls to go un- defeated. In the A. M. A. meet Kandel, Edwards, Talman, Maxcy, and Hills won by falls. Irby went through two extra periods for a no-deci- sion to give V. M. I. its other points. Bern- stein lost on a fall, and Echols was forced to forfeit after hurting his ribs. The next meet was against the Navy plebes. All but Ed- wards found the going too tough and the meet was lost, 25 to 5. North Carolina was defeated handily by Coach Heflin ' s charges. Edwards, Maxcy, and Gray pinned their opponents, while Hill and Bernstein rode their men long enough to gain time advantages. V. P. I. ' s eight-man aggregation was unable to stop Edwards, Hill, or Bernstein, who gained fall victories, or Kandel and Echols, who took down time de- cisions. The Goblets forfeited to Gray in the unlimited to give the Little Red team a 26 to 6 victory. Journeying to Woodberry Forest the grap- plers put together three falls and three time decisions to take a 24 to 8 victory. Talman, Echols, and Gray scored the five-point wins, while Kandel, Maxcy, and Hill won their matches on time. The Apprentice School could win only one match against the Little Cadets. Edwards finished the season with another fall, as did Hill. Kandel, Talman, Irby, Maxcy, and Bernstein rode their men to a finish for their wins. Coach Sam Heflin is to be congratulated on taking green men and training them so that they were able to compile this enviable record. Many of these men will be of infinite help to the varsity in the next three years. Edwards, Hill, Kandel, Gray, and Echols looked particularly good for new wrestlers, and the others will develop. F BOB BOYD Captain of BOX N G ARSITY BOXI Coach Bob LaLance ' s varsity boxers showed vast improvement as the season pro- gressed. Starting with a bunch of green, in- experienced men he molded a team which pro- duced one Southern Conference boxing cham- pion, Joe Donovan. The team won only one meet, that against Richmond, but it closed the season with a tie against the strong North Carolina ringmen. Other meets were against Virginia, Southern Conference champions, Maryland, runner-ups, and V. P. I. Captain Bob Boyd led the team in its sched- ule; he was defeated in only one bout. The other members of the team were: Brooke, Lane, Eastham, Bell, Darling, Donovan, Whittle, and Dulaney. Their first meet was against the Cavalier leatherpushers. The uni- versity boys won, 7 ' , to Yt. A freak double technical knockout in the heavyweight gave the Cadet punchers their only tally. V. P. I. nosed out the home team 4 ' to 3 Yj in the next meet. The Gobblers swept the first four bouts and got a draw against Boyd to win. Donovan, Whittle, and Kane won the last three bouts. Whittle, after be- ing beaten to the floor in the second round came back to knock out his opponent in the closing round. After losing the first two decisions the Tri- Color boxers came from behind to defeat the University of Richmond mittmen. Bell gained a technical knockout, Boyd got a de- cision, and Donovan, Whittle, and Dulaney were awarded decisions. Dulaney loo ked especially good in winning the deciding match. Maryland showed too much skill, routing V. M. I., 7 to 1. Boyd gained the only victory. Lombardo handed Donovan his only defeat. Brooke gained a forfeit, and Eastham, Boyd, and Whittle won decisions to give the team an even break against North Carolina. Whittle, captain-elect. Captain Boyd, and Champion Joe Donovan were the outstanding boxers. Boyd is the only man graduating. Sl.i,ul,«g: While. Cothron, Lane, Darlme. (Manager). Charrington, Martin. Colt. Bufotd. 5r..(, ;: Brooke. Eastham, Bell, Bovd (Captain), Don- ovan, Whittle. Dulanev. Varsity Squad R. CHARRIh4CTON L,W LANE Sundins: McRo K.i;. louHB. Pa Hughes RAT BOXING For the first time in four years the Rat box- ing team had a winning season. Only the highest praise can be given to Coach Bob La- Lance for their splendid record. The young leatherpushers opened the season with a tie against the strong Virginia freshmen. Littrell and Strickler were awarded technical knock- outs, Hughes took a referee ' s decision, and Slessman and Thornton gained draws to score V. M. L ' s four points. The strongest opponents the mittmen met was the array from S. M. A. The Staunton team later won the South Atlantic Prep championship. Littrell again won and Hurt drew to gain V. M. L ' s only points. Most of the other bouts were close, but the Staunton boys were too e.xperienced. However, the team came back strong in its next meet, de- feating the V. P. L Goblets, 5 to 3. Hurt, Wilson, Littrell, Thornton, and Strickler were winners for the Cadets. Littrell won on a knockout; the others were decisions. In a closely contested meet Maryland handed the Rats a 4 ' i to 3 Yi setback. Brad- ley of the Terrapins held Hurt to a draw to win the meet for his school. Littrell won on a knockout in the third round, Watson won on a forfeit, and Hughes took a decision to count for V. M. L The ringmen put on their best fighting in defeating Augusta Military Academy, 5 to 3. Slessman, Littrell, Hughes, Ellis, and Strickler punched out wins. The last meet of the season was lost to the University of North Carolina freshmen, 5 to 3. The Rats were minus the services of Strickler in this meet. Adams, Hurt, and Littrell won the first three fights, but the Tar Heels made a clean sweep of the last five to win. Littrell was undefeated for the season, while Hurt only lost once. Numerals were awarded to Adams, Hurt, Slessman, Young, Littrell, Hughes, Thornton, Watson, Strick- ler, Wilson, and Ellis. Littrell, Hurt, Hughes, and Strickler looked best. €k le Sonogram 6 lub R. N. ACKERLY M. B. Bair N. Baldwin C. L. Banks J. C. Beard J. X. Bell R. W. Boyd G. M. Brooke T. V. Brooke G. W. Brown T. W. Campbell W. S. Church W. P. Clark R. E. Coleman D. R. CONTE C. DeCamps R. S. DODSON A. T. DULANEY R. J. Eastham J. C. Farley A. H. Fiedler G. E. Herring H. H. HiGHTOWER D. J. Kane W. M. Kane J. H. Keller G. O. Lee S. L. McMlLLIN A. W. Neal W. R. O ' Brien W. H. Oglesby H. M. Pasco C. H. Pettyjohn F. M. Raffo J. Y. Read W. P. Riley C. W. Roberson E. C. RUCKER E. J. RUFFO W. M. Seay J. H. Sherrard W. L. Shomo S. S. Smith C. D. Spohr R. H. Steidtmann H. G. Tayloe A. T. White B. R. Whittle A. H. Witt T. M. Witt }. A. Zimmerman T. Doh H. S. Read THEHEALTHFVL AND PLEASANT ABODE OF A CP.OWD OF HONORABLE YOYTHS PRESSINGVP ■THE HILL OF SCIENCE ' ' ITH ■ NOBLE EMVLATION AGB-ATIFYING SPECTACLE AN HONOFL TO OVR COVNTRY AND OVR STATE : OBJECTS OF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR INSTRVCTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE PROVDOFHER FAME AND READY IN EVEP.Y TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO VINDICATE HER HONOR OR DEFEND HER RIGHTS • ■ VARSITY FENCING ROSS CRUMP Under the direction of Captain Crump, who has headed the fencing team since the loss of their regular coach last year, the varsity swordsmen have had the most extensive and successful season in three years, winning three and losing one meet. The fencers opened the season at home by win- ning from the College of Charleston (S. C), 12-5, and then followed their initial victory by defeating W. M. at Williamsburg, 8-9. St. John ' s gave the Cadets their only setback of the season and of the past two years by a score of 10-7. The team ended the year by traveling to Charleston, W. Va., to defeat the Fencing Club there, 10-7. Outstanding on the team this season were Crump, the Institute ' s first three-weapon man, and Hastings and Segarra with the foil and epee. Jones and Goldsmith divided honors with the sabre, while both Clark, manager, and Marshall saw action. With only the loss of Crump and Segarra, the prospects for next year ' s team are bright. Officers serving next season are Clark, captain, and Goldsmith, manager. .. .Jing: Clark (Mai TENNIS TEAM BEN POWELL After a lapse of two years V. M. I. again has a tennis team. Lieutenant Coyle acted as coach of the team. Due to the late spring, bad condition of the courts and the consequent lack of practice the team was badly handi- capped and lost all of its seven matches. However, a team was built up which, with the Rat material present in the Corps, should give V. M. I. a winning team next season. Taylor, the manager, was the outstanding player on the team, winning five of his seven singles matches and going to the second round in the Conference. Roanoke whitewashed the team in the first engagement, but in a return setto the Red lost a close 3 to 4 decision. The decision also rested on the result of the final doubles match in the Hampden-Sydney meet, which was lost 5 to 4. N. C. State, V. P. I., Richmond, and the Country Club of Virginia also took decisions from the team. Members of the team were: Taylor, Cabell, Hubard, Patton, B. H. Powell, and Darling. S,mng: VaUant. Acker- ley, Taylor ( M njf er ) , LeMasurier. Cable. RIFLE TEAM ENGLISH ROBINSON V. M. I. ' s rifle team was chosen to represent the Third Corps Area in the National Intercollegiate Matches after twelve victories had been scored in match competition. The team placed fifth in the Area. Against twelve other teams the group gained sixth place in a sectional shoulder-to-shoulder match held at the Naval Academy. V. M. I. also entered three five-man teams in the William Randolph Hearst Trophy Matches. The team fired higher scores this year than in previous years, losing a number of matches by less than ten points. The inability of all members of the team to fire good scores on the same afternoon caused these losses and some others. The team was led by Harry English Robinson, captain and high scorer, and was coached by Sergeant Zollman, of the U. S. Army. Robinson averaged 368 out of a possible 400. His high for the season was 378. Other averages were: Duncan, 367; Parmenter, 362; Cole, 357; Mueller, 357; O ' Hara, 354; Wilson, J. W., 353; Wilson, E. S., 353; and Stroop, D. J., 353. - ' oilman (Coach) lu.leigh, Ward, Marshall. in Deusen. S,Mcd: Parker. Wilson. E.; Duncan. Robinson (Cap- :.iin). Parmenter. Cameron, PISTOL TEAM HARR ' l ' ROBINSON The pistol team has finished its season with six victories and five losses. The team is captained by Harry Enghsh Robinson, who is also high scorer. All of the college matches were mail matches. The Cadet team scored vic- tories over the Yale, Harvard, Ohio State, Princeton, Te.xas A. M., and Utah marksmen. In their turn they suffered losses to the crack shots of Purdue, Cornell, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Illinois. The only trip of the year was to Washington, where a five-man team was narrowly beaten bv the veteran shooters from the Washington Pistol Club. Much of the success of the Pistol Team is due to the capable tutelage uf Lieutenant Coyle, an Army Officer detailed to V. M. I. Final averages rank the members of the team in the following order: Captain Robinson, Captain-elect Long, Spencer, Parmenter, West, Knight, Glenn, Duncan, Hubard, Mueller, and Jarman. High scores for the year were: slow fire, 91; timed fire, 95; rapid fire, 97. All were made by Robinson. Heath. I N T R A M U R A L S V. M. I. has an intramural program which has proved itself to be the best in the state and among the best in the South. Captain Ra- mey, beginning his third year as intramural director, enlarged the program over that of last year by adding several sports not on the program before. Water polo, one of the most popular sports in the past, had to be discon- tinued this year, because of the building of a new pool. The Intramural Council, consisting of Dodson, Cunningham, Curfman, Staples, Neal, Bearden, R. B. Willis, Curley, Cole- man, Banks, Woodhouse, C. M. Hunter, R. E. Towne, and J. H. Sapp, has done excellent work with their respective companies, and the participation in the sixteen sports oifered has been one hundred per cent this year. The intramural program began on Septem- ber fifteenth with soft ball. The champion- ship was won by Company F, which placed seven men on the all-tournament team. This was followed by touch football played under the touch football association rules, and again F Company won the Corps title, placing six men on the all-tournament squad. This sport was followed by an inter-battalion football game. From the squads which played touch football a football squad of twenty-two men was selected from each Battalion. These squads were coached and trained by varsity football men and a regulation game was played. The First Battalion was the victor by the score of 7-0, as J. A. Zimmerman, B Com- pany halfback, broke loose and ran thirty- eight yards to score. This game, the first of its kind at V. M. I., was highly interesting and profitable. Basketball was won by B Company in a thrilling overtime game against A Company. The score was 28-27. The teams played a R. B. Willis, Company A J. ]. Curley, Company . G- H. Curfman, Jr.. Company C R. M. Cunningham. Compas R- S. Dodson, Jr.. Company £ C. L. Banks, Company i 15-game schedule and one hundred and fifty cadets took part in the games. Ruffo of A Company took scoring honors with 229 points in the 15 games. Ruffo of A, W. M. Kane of D, Stover of B, Dewey of B, and J. A. Zimmerman of B were selected on the all- tournament squad as the first team. The Intramural Rifle Marksmanship was won by Company E without defeat in 15 matches. Four hundred and twenty cadets participated in a ping-pong tournament which was won by F Company and the individual championship by " Stooge " Riley of D Com- pany, the defending champion of 1935. The wrestling tournament, attracting over two hundred cadets, was won by C Company. Talman of C and Hill of C were the class of the tournament. The boxing tournament was fast and exciting. A and D companies ended in a tie for first honors. Riley of D, M. Lit- trell, and Strickler of F proved themselves of championship caliber in their classes. B Company came to life in volley ball by annexing the crown with only one defeat in a 13-game schedule. Bair, Stegman, W. H. and J. A. Zimmerman of B, Emerson of F, and Pancake of E were the all-tournament selection. Track was won by Company A in a good meet featured by two new records. Moses of B Company leaped to a record in the high jump and Woodhouse set a new rec- ord in the low hurdles. Handball, played as a team sport, was won by B Company as W. H. Zimmerman stood out as the number one man in the tournament. The E Company baseball team featuring the pitching of " Bill " Robcrson and the play of Rees and Dodson won the baseball championship without de- feat. Phillips of F and Bearden of A were other classy pitchers, while Darden of A and Todd of F and Sherrard of B stood out as leading hitters. The horseshoes tournament was annexed by Lantor of B Company as his Company won the tournament in which 300 men participated. As this annual goes to press the winners of the swimming and tennis championships and the winner of uhe Intra- mural Cup has not yet been determined. G Y M T EAM V. M. I. ' s oldest athletic team is the gym team. No longer is gym an intercollegiate sport and the team confines its efforts to one exhibition, which is given at Finals. This show of bodily co-ordination, strength and rhythm is one of the highlights of this period. Captain Nils Granfelt, who has coached the teams in previous years, is not at V. M. I., but the team is showing promise of giving its best e.xhibition this Finals under the direction of Captain M. G. Ramey. The members of the team will perform on the parallel bars, the flying rings, the horizontal bar, and the mats. The acts on the horizontal and parallel bars will be both single and double. The peak of the e.xhibition will be the building of a pyramid. The program will also include intricate tumbling stunts. Joe Sherrard, the outstanding gymnast in the present Corps, is captain of the team. He works on bars, rings, and mat, as well as doing a team act with Bickford. Other members of the team who are perfecting various stunts are: Reeves, Collins, Foust, Irving, Rubira, Shelton, D. J. Kane, and W. S. Riddick. All are specialty artists. The exhibition at Finals by the Gym Team was one of the highlights of the entire five days, and a fitting climax for the Gym Team itself. Follow- ing an exhibition by the entire Fourth Class, assembled en masse, the spe- cialty artists did their individual and collective stunts. First came exhibitions on the mat, then on the bars, and then on the rings. The hardest gymnastic feat of the evening was performed by R. B. Dixon, who executed the Iron Cross on the flying rings. Other highlights were the building of a pyramid by the entire team, and a doubles act featuring the work of Captain Sher- rard and Bickford. The exhibition was well received by the huge crowd assembled to watch it, and the audience seemed very well pleased with the various stunts. As the team loses no men by graduation, it is expected that an even better exhibition can be given at the Finals of 1937. CHEER LEAD ERS Amid the excitement of athletic contests the work of a band of men, the Cheer Leaders, goes unheralded. They have the longest season of all the sports, from September until May; they are largely responsible for the success or failure of V. M. I. " s teams. This year the leader of this unsung group is Jesse Sinclair. Ably assisted by Peter Willis, Joe Sherrard, Roussel, Foust, and Bick- ford, Sinclair has imbued the rats with the spirit of V. M. I. Working in trios the yell leaders have kept the enthusiasm of the Corps at a high pitch at all times. The result has been the best Cadet yelling of recent years. Other duties which the leaders have assumed are the planning and car- rying out of torchlight parades before the Virginia and V. P. I. football games. They handled the selling of the torches and made these aiTairs great successes that inspired both the team and six hundred cadets. Also, the Cheer Leaders have a fund, the money of which is used to pay for the telegrams that are sent telling the results of athletic contests Cadet teams participate in away from Lexington. The above are but the outward signs of their work. APPRECIATION To Jesse Sinclair must go a great deal of the credit for the successful results obtained by the Cheer Leaders during the past season. He is the one who has organized them into such an efficient working group; and it is to him that a great deal of the credit must be given. He has worked hard instructing the new cadets in the various songs and yells. It was through the efforts of Sinclair that the V. M. L Alma Mater again came into use after having lain unsung for several years. However, we must not think that all the credit goes to Sinclair. He has been ably assisted by Pete Willis, Jos Sherrard, next year ' s head cheer leader, and others. May Joe have as much success next year. BOOK FIVE ACTIVITIES To give an opportunity for Cadets to do extra- curricular work, the student activities at V. M. I. are many and varied. In a military school, certain avenues of recreation and development are closed by the system, and others have to be substituted to give those who want and need it more work to do and more outlets for their talents and energies. There are student committees, chosen from the corps, publications work, organizations for serv- ice, and others of recreational nature. All of these have a strong quota of members — the school bene- fits by them and they themselves benefit from their efforts of self-development. Taking part in them is left to the option of the cadet, so that no hard- ship will be worked upon those who wish to de- vote their time to studies and athletics. They form an integral part of education. HONOR COURT R. S. DoDSON, President J. H. Culpepper A. T. White G. M. Brooke J. H. Earle B. H. Powell B. R. Whittle H. M. Pasco J. R. Tucker H. B. Vesey A. H. Fiedler The Honor System of V. M. I. is one of the most priceless heritages of the corps. As an object of pride to every cadet, it has been developed to a higher state of perfection here than in any other school. Any case of violation of the rules of the Honor System is brought before the Honor Cou rt for consideration and trial. Its verdict is final, and justice is so certain that it serves more as a pre- ventative in such cases than as a means of punishment. As the emblem of the Honor System the Honor Court is the most powerful and most respected of the student or- ganizations of V. M. I. THE GENERAL COMMITTEE Next to the Honor Court, the most powerful and important adminis- trative body of the Corps is the General Committee. Though the two are supplementary in many ways, their functions do not overlap. While all matters reflecting upon the Honor of the Corps are within the juris- diction of the Honor Court, the General Committee is concerned with the maintaining of a high code of conduct and the preservation of the observance of V. M. I. tradition. The members of the Committee is the same as that of the Honor Court, with the addition of the Historian of the Third Class. The public conduct of V. M. I. Cadets has always been an object of pride to the Corps and to friends of the Institute. This is in no small measure due to the efficient functioning of the General Committee. Although the General Committee has the power to enforce its regulations, it is more concerned with education and example as a means of attaining its object. SiMjms: H. M. Pasco. B, H. Powell. F. R. V.incA.t. A H. Fiedler. J R, Tucler : B, R. Whittle. H. B Vesev. A, T. White. R S Dodson. ]. H Culpepper. G M Brooke J. H. Earle. The 1936 EDITORIAL STAFF L. POWELL L. Powell, Jr Editor A. T. White Assistant Editor J. H. Culpepper, Jr. . Photographic Editor J. H. Earle. Jr Outrage Editor C. L. Banks Athletic Editor J. H. Sapp Athletic Editor Associate Editors J. A. BoTT R. B. Douglas D. R. CoNTE L. E. Keyes G. H. CuRFMAN, Jr. W. G. Kellogg, Jr. R. S. DoDsoN, Jr. J. H. T. McConnell B om b BUSINESS STAFF J. B. ADAMS drc,n„„s M n sa B. H, POWELL. IV R. W. H. Gentry, AssislLint Busine : Manager Staff M. B. Bair a. I. Ginsberg G. M. Brooke W. H. Kirkpatrick A. P. Booker N. M. Osborne, IV J. A. Gialenalla C. H. Pettyjohn R. B. Willis THE V. M. CADET Editorial Staff J. H. T. McCONNELL R, B. Douglas W. R. Hills C. M. DeCamps L. Powell J. H. Culpepper W. G. Kellogg C. L. Banks Associate Editors D. A. Thomas R. G. Crump J. T. Hall C. D. Stegman E. G. S. Maxvvei.i. A. W. Neal D. R. CONTE J. H. Eari.e A. C. BUFFALAXO W. M. Seay R. C. HORNE J. A. Gialanella J. H. Sapp E. C. RUCKER II. S. Massie THE V. M. CADET ]5l siNESs Stati- R. M. Cunningham Sii m riplim: Miiiuujir A. P. Booker hsislmil- Suhsiri tfinn Maiuujcr V. H. KiRKP.MRiCK Idveriising Manager J. J. CuRLEV Issisliuil Advertisinij Mariar rr H. E. Robinson Issistant Advertising Manager R. N. AcKERLV Issislani Advertising Manager R. H. M. RTiN Issislani Advertising Manager J. Tvi.ER Cireulation Manager R. W. BovD Issislani Cireulation Manager THE O.G. ' S ASSOCIATION It is not within the power of all the First Class to wear chevrons, but the O. G. ' s stand with a welcome for all those who have tried in vain — and those who haven ' t tried at all. The Association is, in other words, composed of the privates of the First Class, a body distinguished both in fellowship and in size. From the ranks of the O. G. ' s Association the O. G. ' s roster is drawn. John H. Earle, of Reading, Pa., was elected to the presidency of this body this year, and has carried on in the true O. G. Spirit, promoting a banquet and looking after the affairs of the privates with fidelity. The banquet was a huge success, talks being delivered by Col. R. A. Marr, head of the Civil Engineering Department, and Bill Raftery, head coach at V. M. I. Each member present was called upon for a few words, and each responded with considerable enthusiasm, celebrating the glory of the acme of manly virtues — the First Class Private. The annual O. D.-O. G. football game ended in a scoreless tie, which was per- haps best for the peace of the school, with both sides looking good. It is with sorrow that we view the disorganization of the Association, though we feel sure that the Class of ' 37 has some members who are quite worthy of carry- ing the old tradition. We may be gross, but . . . S Church. W. H Zimmomari, 11 K Whitrl,. (Seated) W. W. Towiifs. ]i.. H, S. RcaJ. L. . Phllhps, D, L. Kane, E. S. Wilson, Jr. THE SECOND CLASS FINANCE COMMITTEE The Second Class Finance Committee is one of the most important of the dif- rerent boards necessary to the administration of the extra-curricular activities of the Corps. The function of this committee is, as its name impHes, to raise money with which to defray expenses which it will incur through the Ring Figure and the Final Ball given to members of the graduating class. In the transition from the Second Class to the First Class of its members, the Second Class Finance Committee be- comes the Hop Committee, and any surplus it may have from the collections of the preceding year are used in this capacity. The funds are raised in a number of enterprises in barracks over which the com- mittee has a monopoly. Among these are the sale of newspapers and magazines, the sale of class stationery, and the showing of popular moving pictures on the post on Saturday nights throughout the year. The Second Class Show, an annual feature of barracks life, is one of the most successful financial ventures. This is presented by members of the Second Class, supported by such other cadets as necessary, and the proceeds of the performance are turned over to the Finance Committee. THE EPISCOPAL VESTRY A. P. Booker G. M. Brooke, Jr. J. H. Culpepper, Jr. M. B. Marshall, Jr. B. H. Powell, Jr. T. V. Brooke S. P. Davalos H. P. Carrington, Jr. C. E. Tenneson, Jr. R. H. Weightman The Episcopal Vestry was founded in the fall of nineteen hundred and thirty-four, to fill what was considered a great need in that portion of the Corps attending the Episcopal Church. This organization gives those men who are especially interested in the Church an opportunity to share in its benefits to a wider extent than that of ordinary attendance, and forms an important link in the relation of the Church and the Corps. The Cadet Vestry has proved an outstanding success, and has done much to promote the interests of both with respect to one another. It has been an important contribution to the religious life of the cadet, and, as a pioneer in its field, has pointed out a hitherto untried method of securing that co-operation which is always desired. -. THE SUICIDE BATTERY When the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer moving picture company decided to record some of the most attractive scenes and action at V. M. I. for their short " The West Point of the South, " it was agreed that the introduction of some of the more difficult phases of artillery drill and driving would do a great deal toward supplying the necessary action. The " Suicide Battery " was formed of First Classmen who were unusually proficient in battery drill, and they gave a splendid account of themselves throughout the hard routine outlined for them. Captain William E. Waters, U. S. Field Artillery Commamii,,,, FiRsi Seciion . H. Powell Sfcom) Si:ciiii G. B. Luck ruiRri Section C. M. Hunter a,:,) nj S,;linn J. A. GlALANELLA J. H. Sapp G. M. Brooke A. I. GiNSBURG M. A. Mullen A. C. BUFFALANO C ii.l „i Sr, 111,11 J. H. Earle J. T. Hall D. O. Duncan J. H. East J. A. List J. H. James A. F. Clark (: li,t nj Hcilinn R. M. CUNNINGHA R. B. Macgurn R. G. Crump J. Y. Mason H. G. Tayloe F. M. Raffo THE SECOND CLASS SHOW J. H. T. McCoNNELL Director J. D. deButts Business Manager Bringing the best of barracks talent together, the Second Class Show is one of the features of the year in amusements. This production, given to raise money for the Second Class Finance Committee, is staged each year on the night of the first Easter Dance, and draws most of barracks, together with the girls who have come for the dances. The show has taken the form of a revue, presenting skits and musical acts, and never fails to evoke howls of merriment from those who see their schoolmates go through their antics on the stage of the J. M. Hall. The show pre- sented by the Class of ' 36 was entitled " Drive On. " Among the acts was a short play, written and directed by Danny Conte, who took the role of a gangster extracting protection money from the Q. M. D. It pre- sented a series of hilarious situations, and a tragic (?) ending. Other fine work was contributed by " Pud " Cavedo in a couple of dance numbers, some juvenile talent by dusky residents of Diamond Hill that stopped the show, and an aggregation known as the " House Mountain Boys. " These last gave a program of hill-billy songs and instrumental numbers, featuring some novel and ingeniously contrived instruments, and a good bit of backwoods comedy. It was rated one of the best acts ever presented at V. M. I. The chorus, trained by Booker and Hills, the stage crew, and all others connected with the production gave their best, and the results were most gratifying to all. THE V. M. I. COMMANDERS Though each year ' s edition of the Commanders seems to prove itself one of the top-flights in college bands, the 1936 ensemble was perhaps the best in the history of the school. The band established new records for itself this season, playing for more outside dances than ever before, carrying on its reputation in the First Class Hops here, and making the initial broadcast of the band ' s history. A great deal of the credit for the fine showing is due to " Hank " Atkins, director — and pianist supreme. " Pud " Cavedo, assistant director, comes in for a share of the congratulations. Two pianos were tried for the first time this year, Bob Hills teaming up with " Hank " Atkins to lend the music class and distinction. Cavedo and Crump handled their share of the saxophone work in great style; Buskirk turned m some nice work at second trumpet; and Bill Follett, a newcomer to V. M. I. this year, was the best vocalist and drummer that the Commanders have had. His and Eben Jones ' rendi- tions were high spots of all the Commanders ' programs. Next year the band will suffer the loss of three experienced and capable musi- cians, Atkins, Cavedo, and Hills, whose places may be difficult to fill. With the remaining men and this year ' s splendid organization as a model, the prospect is happy. r r r , r , •«, p, r w f SECRET EIGHT Members First Class. 1936 J. H. Earle, Jr. R. W. Boyd R. B. Willis H. H. HiGHTOWER G. H. CuRFMAN, Jr. F. M. Raffo Second Class, 1937 J. W. Wilson F. H. McNeal H. C. COTHRON W. S. Covington C. A. Pritchett 1. B. Cabell THE FLOATING UNIVERSITY For five weeks in the latter part of each summer, V. M. I. assumes a different guise from the usuaL It is the pohcy of the Institute to maintain a non-mihtary summer school at this time, in order that Keydets who find themselves accidentally or chronically with academic deficiencies may have the opportunity to remove them. And every year a goodly group arrives, ostensibly for that purpose. Upon direct questioning, however, the summer school " student " may be induced to reveal to you his ulterior motive in appearing here and to throw some light upon those diversified e.xtra-curricular activities which lend that charm to the summer session. " Non-military " is a conservative estimate of the character of the life of these men, which seems, from report, to be a round of pleasures — swimming, driving, tennis, and the more urban recreations to be found in the cities of Lynchburg and Roanoke which acquire a pro.ximity all unsuspected during the winter. These and other amusements quite successfully occupy the spare time, of which there is plenty, generally five weeks, in fact. The coming of exams is marked by an unprecedented display of industry, and it is successful, in most cases, in putting the boys through. Next summer will find many of the old faces back again. THE HOP COMMITTEE Staley Maxwell Nelson Ackerly John B. Adams . . . President Vice-President . . Treasurer The Hop Committee has the im- portant function of making all ar- rangements and promotions of dances given at V. M. I. This is no easy task, it is evident, and a great amount of responsibility and effort is necessary to put over a dance suc- cessfully. The very vital question of selection and procurement of or- chestras is in their hands, and they have a very high precedent estab- lished for them by the bodies in for- mer years. This year the corps was fortunate in having a very good Hop Com- mittee. The burden of the respon- sibility fell to Staley Maxwell as president of the body, and his un- tiring zeal and interest gave us some of the best hops of recent years. The vice-president, Nelson Acker- ley, fulfilled the duties of his office with credit, and J. B. Adams, the treasurer, did much toward making the year a successful one through his able handling of the Commit- tee ' s funds. Thanks are also due Col. Murray F. Edwards, faculty advisor, for his suggestions and ac- tive aid. (Sealed) C. H. Pe Jr.. G. H. Curfman. Jr.. W. H. Kirkpatrick. A. T. White, K er. G. M. Brooke, Jr.. J. L. Sinclair. Jr.. H. G. Taylor Mitchell. VJohn. B. H. Powell. Jr.. J. H. Culpepper. Jr., E. G. S. Ma.vwell (Cha,r,njn). R. N. .Ackerly, J. B. Adams. THE HOP COMMITTEE The life of every V. M. I. Cadet is filled with pleasant memories of the hops. Although few in number each year, our sets of dances are classed among the better sets of college dances, and it is with a sense of pride that we look upon this outstanding distinction. The 1936 Hop Committee has endeavored to give the corps the best that it was able and, with the leadership of Mrs. Townes and Colonel Ed- wards, has upheld the reputation of former Hop Committees. The year started with less prominent, though well-known orchestras — Charlie Barnett and Joe Hames. It was a source of keen disappointment for the Second Class, as well as the rest of the Corps, that Ray Noble ' s orchestra could not be obtained for the Ring Figure, but compensation for that disappointment came with such orchestras as " the old left-hander, " Joe Sanders, for Midwinters; that most popular Jan Garber for Easters; and the top-notcher, Kay Kyser, for Finals. THE MONOGRAM HOP H. OGLESBY and MISS MAR-l- STEPTOE I G U R El THE MONOGRAM HOP The lot of a Keydet would be a hard one, if into the routine, sometimes drab, existence, there did not enter such features as the Hops, bringing respite from his trials and relaxation after his toils. Since our social life here is, of necessity, restricted, such things as these, that might pass as a matter of course in another college, are of the highest importance at V. M. I. and rank with the big events of the year. The strains of a famous dance band, the sub- dued glow of the lights, the lilt of feminine laughter, and the soft tread of dancing feet over the floor of Ninety-Four Hall are all things that will remain as ever-present realities in our hearts. They are one of the THE FINAL GERMAN Leaders: R. S, DODSON and MISS EDVTHE ALPHIN £ EADERS AND many aspects of V. M. I. that live again in memory, and it is always the earnest de- sire of the alumnus to come back to the Institute at Hop time, and to join again the happy crowd of dancers. In no way can he so nearly re-live some of the moments of his cadetship. V. M. I. has a reputation to uphold with its dances. They are widely-famed to dance-goers, and if the past year is a fair indication, justly so. The Hop Commit- tee spared no effort or expense to obtain the best procurable music and settings. The season began with Homecomings, which were also Opening Hops. Alumni from near and far, the usual gathering of THE FINAL GERMAN THE FINAL BALL Leadebs: B. R. whittle MISS EMII.IE BRUCE . Cheir o S C O R T Si THE FINAL BALL heautiful girls, and the music of Charlie Barnett ' s Orchestra all contributed to make the set most enjoyable and successful. The orchestra featured a torch-singer who pro- vided a bit of unusual entertainment with her interpretations of the songs. Thanksgiving was, as always, the time of one of the high-spots of the year ' s pro- gram, and the dances marked a notable achievement in the lives of the men of the Class of ' 37. On Friday night of Thanks- giving the impressive Ring Figure was the feature of the dance — " the coming of age of the Second Class. " As each man of the Class passed beneath the arch of flowers, he received the Class ring — which is more than a souvenir, a symbol of the Class it- self. The music of Joe Haymes ' s fine band was well-received by the members of the Second Class and by all in attendance. As the O. D. beat the drum, bringing the fes- ti -iries to a close, it was easy to realize that this had been no ordinary dance, but a land-mark in the progress of a Class. Midwinters brought the popular Joe Sanders and his crew to the assembled pub- lic in ' 94 Hall, and thus began one of the finest sets of the year. Joe dispensed a fine grade of dance and novelty arrange- ments, bringing joy to all the listeners, and keeping up the standard that the Hop Committee had set for themselves in the earlier hops. When it was announced that Jan Garber was to provide the rhythms for Easters, the corps was jubilant. Having appeared at the Institute before, and enjoying wide- spread fame as a top-flight radio attraction, Jan and his boys had universal approval, and they lived up to expectations in splen- did style. Presenting music both in the new and popular " swing " style and in the soft tempo which is perhaps more familiar to his radio audience, " Genial Jan " kept things moving throughout, and contributed greatly to the new record in attendance and financial success which these dances estab- lished. A new high was reached in the his- tory of hops at V. M. I., and all who at- tended felt the same way about it without having seen the figures. And so to Finals — the big event of the year and the scene of three beautiful and time-honored figures. With the host of friends and visitors on this gala occasion, the music was an extremely important con- sideration. The Hop Committee scored a triumph when Kay Kyser was contracted for the set. The Monogram Club Hop on the first night presents a figure in which those who have successfully served the school in athletics are honored. The sec- ond night is that of the Final German, and the last figure for members of the gradu- ating class. On the last night, the night- long Final Ball, there is a figure for the incoming First Class, and the Ball is given to the graduating class by them. At the end of this Ball, the year of the Hops is over. They have well served to provide some- thing without which the year at V. M. I. would be indeed incomplete. To the grad- uate they are now memories — pleasant, sometimes poignant, and ever among his cherished thoughts. This year has been a huge success lu respect to the quality and popularity of the dances. Much credit is due the Hop Com- mittee for their untiring efforts which gave us the best we could have had. J. H. EARLE E D ITOR ' Th£ fhor n " a- i7h o u k. i£sl ' ' s HE. S fl ' -w ' =) s ' . n Ic - -t. a . . (SX OUTRAGE - ' J % Teacher (warning her pupils against catching cold) : " I had a little brother 7 years old and one day he took his new sled out in the snow. He caught a cold and died three days later. " Silence for ten seconds. Then a voice from the rear: " Where ' s his sled? " The darkness was thick, heavy, impene- trable. Summoning all his courage, he crept forward. Suddenly a light gleamed in the night. With a cry he leaped for- ward. Yes, it was a light in the window. Taking a deep breath he rent the still night with an ominous cry: " Who ' s responsible for the lights in 114? " A middle-aged woman lost her balance and fell out of a window and into a gar- bage can. A Chinaman passing, remarked: " Amer- icans vely wasteful; that woman good for ten years yet. " When Dot returned from her date her mother noticed that one of her shoes was muddy. " What makes your right shoe muddy and not your left? " she asked. " I changed my mind, " said Dot. i . ' OUTRAGE " I think I ' ll go downstairs and send Nancy ' s young man home. " " Now, Ehner, remember how we used to court. " " I hadn " t thought of that; I know damn well I ' d better send him home. " Mary Jones, here lie her bones; For her, death has no terrors. Born a good girl, died a good girl; No hits, no runs, no errors. e The hostess was talking to one of her guests as the two sat on the lawn listenmg to a chimes recital. " Beautiful, aren ' t they? " remarked the hostess. " Pardon? " mquired the guest. " I say, they ' re beautiful, aren ' t they? " " I ' m sorry, " roared the guest, " but I can ' t hear a word you say because of those damn chimes. " nple of a Suck-cessful There was once a man who was out gun- ning in the Alps. Sighting an eagle, he took aim and fired, bringing the bird down. As he was retrieving his game a second man rode up on a horse. " My good man. " said the man on the horse to the hunter, " you should have saved your shot. The fall alone would have killed the eagle. " OUTRAGE " What is strategy? " That ' s when you keep right o enemy won ' t learn that you ' ve rur " Damn the subs that send you to the board on the Monday after the hop. " " Damn the subs that send you to the board on Monday. " Damn the subs that send you to the board. " " Damn the subs. " " Damn. " There are times when you ' ll wish that you hadn ' t, There are times when you ' ll wish that you had, But the times when you could ' ve and didn ' t Are the ones that will make you feel sad. 3XVA nd weep. " I shall put you fellows in this room, " said the host, " you ' ll have a comfortable night, for it has a feather bed. " At 2:00 o ' clock one of the guests awoke his companion. " Change places with me, Dick, " he groaned, " It ' s my time to be on the feath- er. " She (at dance) : " Wait right here for me, Bill, while I go powder my nose. " She (three dances later) : " Been waiting long r Sh ' ps that pa the night. He: " No, but I ' ve been looking all over for you to give you your compact. " OUTRAGE Pinky ' s Inferno. A tourist traveling through the Texas panhandle got into conversation with an old settler and his son at a filling station. " Looks as though we might have some rain, " said the tourist. ' Well, I hope so, " replied the native. ' Not so much for myself as for my boys here; I ' ve seen it rain. " " The Sultan ' s son is a bit wild. Harum scarem, eh wot? " " Oh, no, he ' s used to them. " He: " Please. " She: " No. " He: " Oh, please do! " She: " Positively, no! " He: " Please, just this time. " She: " I said no. " He: " Aw, ma, all the boys are going barefoot now. " Old Lady: " I wouldn ' t cry like that, my " What ' s wrong; were you in a wreck? " little man. " " Naw, Maggie told me she had a soft Boy: " Cry as you damn well please; this little place in her heart for me, and I tried is my way of doing it. " to find it. " OUTRAGE Major: " What do we mean by man- ouver? " Thick Apple: " That ' s the stuff they put on the parade ground every spring to make the grass grow. " There was an old lady from Hyde Who ate some green apples and died. Well, within the lamented The apples fermented, And made cider inside her inside. " But darling, I can get a rat to sleep in my hay! Thirty minutes after the hop. 294 OUTRAGE Before and aftc Passing in review. Mother: " When I was your age, young lady, a nice girl would never chink of hold- ing a man ' s hand. " Daughter: " But , mother, nowadays a nice girl has to hold a man ' s hand. " Don ' t look now but— OUTRAGE ' port returned from week-end, sir. Major Mann, thou paragon of knowledge, Why, oh why am I at college? To cross a truss with a moving load? Or mix up concrete a la mode? To draw up curves of stress and strain? Or design a bridge for Cooper ' s train? Who cares if I can figure shear? That ' s not the reason I am here! 1 came not to Virginia ' s mountains To drink my fill at Learning ' s Fountain! Nor came I to these verdant hills To learn of guns and measure mils. I came, O Booty, lend thine ear, Because my father sent me here. The sentry challenged the uniformed figure that had entered the camp. " Captain Swift, " came the reply. " Sorry, sir, ' fraid I can ' t let you proceed without the password. " " Damn it, man, I ' ve forgotten it but you know me well enough. " " Sorry, sir, orders are to allow no one to proceed without the password. " " Don ' t stand there arguing all night, Bill, " came a voice from the guard tent. " Shoot ' im. " OUTRAGE " Why are you washing your spoon in the finger bowl? " " So I won ' t get egg all over my pocket. " Owner: " How did you happen to punc- ture this tire? " Chauffeur: " Ran over a milk bottle. " Owner: " Didn ' t you see it in time? " Chauffeur: " No, the kid had it under his coat. " " What are your parents ' " Mama and Papa. " " Did you know that my grandfather was being sued for breach of promise? " " Hell, what could he promise? " Little Wilhe, full of sin, Drank up all of papa ' s gin. Willie bye and bye got plastered. Pa said, " Get to bed, you rascal. " OUTRAGE nighty army the church of God. A Scotchman stood on the bridge idly gazing down at the water. A canoeist coming down the river suddenly over- turned. He went down, came up gasping. The Scot looked on. Down he went the second time. When he came up again the Scot shouted to him, " Say, mon, if ye don ' t come up the next time, may I have the boat? " " Paw. " " Now what? " " Why didn ' t Noah swat both the flies when he had such a good chance? " If you love me. Like I love you. Then SHAME on us. " If you don ' t raise my salary, " an- nounced the minister, " you can all go to hell. " There was an old man from Malime Who never could write a good rhyme. One day said he, " The trouble, I see. Is that I always try to get too Damn many words in the last line. " OUTRAGE £a ( iie Uniomcjki Jnarcli of ( mriij - six ' Twas after taps at the Institute When suddenly came a frightful whoop. The rats were coming out score by score, And up the steps charged Thirty-Four. Thirty-Four men, score by score. The grossest rats versus Thirty-Four. Armed to the teeth with brooms and bats, To stop the pee-rade of the rats. Shouts and whoops from stoops two and three While the sentinel screamed most valiantly. The din was heard for miles around. And graves reverberated with the sound. (And Lucifer laughed and grinned and grinned, Because he knew Keydets had sinned.) Then silence fell; was heard not a peep; Rumbled the drum, strong and deep. 1 very one listened; all was still — ' The entire Third Class report for drill! " Now imagine this, if you think you might, Keydets drilling in darkest night. So Thirty-Six straggled out of their beds. Banishing sleep from their weary heads. Midst clouds of profanity, curses galore. And damning and darning and other words more. (And Lucifer laughed and grinned and grinned. Because he knew Keydets had sinned.) So with clouds of profanity they lagged through the arch With rifles and bayonets for the 77iidnight march. " Count off " was the order and with voices of thunder Thirty-Six really ripped barracks asunder. Then " In Cadence, March " and " Right About " And " Double Time " the commands rang out. So up and down the Keydets ramped, Back and forth they stamped and tramped. Cursing and grumbling into the night Till the Captain said they ' d march all right. They ' d march and march and march some more. They ' d march until their feet got sore. (What Thirty-Six knew but didn ' t say Was that even the " ■ ' subs like their hay.) And then at last the sub gave " halt. " " But let there be no noise or talk, Or back on the road you all will go, Whether you Keydets like it or no. " They went back to their hays just as quiet as mice, But the thoughts that they had were far from nice. (And Lucifer laughed and grinned and grinned, Because he knew Thirty-Six had sinned.) Thus endeth the story of the shirt tail pee-rade, Thirty-Six done it — but Thirty-Six paid. 7 1 ellow cadets, remember to patronize the establishments whose advertisements you will find on the following pages. ------- these firms have shown a personal in- terest in you and in the vir- ginia military institute, for had they not contributed generously. this book. the 1936 bomb. would never have come into existence. AtV.M.I.It stke T.E; For Values . . . After Graduation You ' ll Always Find the Best in Food Values at P E N D E R ■ S Modern Food Markets ■ Virginia and North Carolina PALETOTS TUX SHIRTS MESS JACKETS OUR ZORIC DRY CLEANING " It ' s Odorless " i i i ROCKBRIDGE STEAM LAUNDRY Incorporated Phone 185 THE PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK LEXINGTON, VA. THE BEST BREAD MAKES THE BEST TOAST 220 and Honey Krushed Wheat Bread Judge For Yourself LYNCHBURG STEAM BAKERY Iticorporated LYNCHBURG, VA. 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KiRKPATRiCK, William H., 3007 Grove Ave., Richmond, Va. List, James A., Sale Creek, Tenn. Luck, Gerald B., 321+ Fourth Ave., Richmond, Va. Macgurn, Richard B., 527 Walnut Hill, Roa- noke, Va. Marshall, Myrok B., Halifax, Va., Box 156. Martin, Ravmokd H., 301 Essex St., Lvnchburg, Va. Mason, John Y., Jr., Boykins, Va. Massie, Henry S., z iilA Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, Va. Maxev, James N., Jr., 527 Broad St., Ports- mouth, Va. M.AXWELL, E. G. Stalev, 1604 Pope Ave., Rich- mond, Va. McCoKNELL, J. H. Tyler, East Radford, Va. McMiLLiN, Selden L., 3837 Normandy Ave., Dallas, Texas. McRoRiE, Samuel Robert, 1621 Genessee St., Utica, N. Y. MiCHELSON, iRVix, Lecsburg, Va. Mitchell, Henry C, 55S Mt. Vernon Ave., Portsmouth, ' a. Mullen, Marcus A., 7 Calton Rd., New Rn- chelle. N. Y. Neal, Ale.vander W., Jr., Buford Ave., Bon Air, Va. O ' Brien, William Russell, 1900 Amelia St., Richmond, Va. Oglesbv, William H., 701 Clav St., Lvnchburg, Va. Osborne, N. Montgomery, iioi Westover Ave., Norfolk. Va. Penzold, August F., Jr., 540 New Hampshire Ave., Norfolk, Va. Pettyjohn, Clunet H., 700 Federal St., Lvnch- burg, Va. Potts, Samuel T., Ir., 424 Westover Ave., Nor- folk, Va. Powell, Ben H., Jr., 806 West Ave., Austin, Texas. Powell, Llewellyn, Jr., 201 N. Washington St., Alexandria, Va. Raffo, Frank M., 2409 E. Grace St., Richmond, Va. RisON, Whitmell T., Chatham, Va. Royce, Charles W., 822 Conrov Rd., Birming- ham, Ala. RriRiNSON, H. English, 1328 Ponce de Leon Ave., N. E., Atlanta. Ga. Rucker, Embry C, 324 Kent Rd., Bala-Cynwyd, Pa. Sapp, 1. HiLBERT, 412 Churchill Road, West Palm Beach, Fla. Scott, Robert, 5 Parker St., Onancock, Va. Seav, William M., Hot Springs, Va. Segarra, Rafael A., Jr., San Juan, Pnrto Rico, Box 3816. Sinclair, Jesse L., Jr., 2214 Rivermont .■ ve., Lynchburg, ' a. SiZER, Alexander C, Schuyler, Va. Staples, Junius C, Berryville, Va. Stegman, Charles Donald, 34 Y ' ork Court, Bal- timore, Md. Tayi.oe. H. Gwynne, Jr., Middleburg, Va. Thomas, D. Allan, 1404 W. Grand Ave., Mar- THRiur, Douglas B., Culr r, Va. ROCKBRIDGE MOTOR CO. Incorporated GARAGE DODGE PLYMOUTH CARS PHONE 289 RIDABOCK CO. Established IS47 The Military Specialty House Sashes, Belts, Swords, Capes Plumes, Etc. -67 Madison Ave. New York, N. Y. ATHLETIC OUTFITTERS 717 14th St., N. W. Washington, D. C. WHEN YOU WANT A Good Place to Eat and A Good Place to Sleep COME TO THE DUTCH INN MRS. R. L. OWEN COLONEL WILLIAM HUNLEY Perhaps the most difficult good-bye for the members of the Class of 1936, will be that to " College Bill " Hunley, one of the most popular of our faculty members. His classes will be hard to forget; an hour spent in our favorite occupation could not equal an hour in " College Bill ' s " section. Economics and Political Science, the dryest of sub- jects, were made our most interesting, and it was with compunction that we heard the bell ring at the end of his classes. And so we, of the Class of 1936, wish to take this opportunity to express our regard for him, and wish him many more happy years of con- nection with V. M. I. COMPLIMENTS OF THE VIRGINIA CAFE Fresh Seafood SOUTHERN SEAFOOD COMPANY BALTIMORE, MARYLAND COMPLIMENTS OF THE CONQUERINE COMPANY LYNCHBURG, VA. Addresses of tke Class of 1936 TovvNE. RocFR E., 7 Carroll Terrace, Albany N. Y. Tvi.ER, John, Jr., Tapoan Rd., Westhamptnn Richmond, Va. Weilman, StDNEv J., Jr., 503 N. Addison St. Richmond, Va. White, Allen T., Box 97, Bozeman, Montana Willis. John M., Schofield Barracks, T. H. Whxis, Ralph B., R. F. D. No. +, Augusta, Ga Wht.ouchbv, ChURLES WiLLiAM, Jonesville, Va Witt, Archie H., Jr., 432+ Cliff Rd., Birming- ham, Ala. WooDHOUSE, HoR. Tio C, f ., 7o ) Princess Anne Road. Norfolk, Va. DEPENDABLE SEEDS FIELD GARDEN FLOWER Also Specia izing in Lawn Grass for Institutions Seed Mixtures The Wetsel Seed Co. Incorporated Established in 1912 Ha rrisonburg, Va. 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