Virginia Military Institute - Bomb Yearbook (Lexington, VA)

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- ift feiL ' iiiHiiniiiai ifti • — lii i iife 3 M- w k THE BOMB ,iK? ' - - %, THE 1937 " % . t « W4 V II ft r Y If- if i 1 i ' jfC ' « ' .fir If I " f 3 ' 4f a I m0 " ' THOMAS V. BROOKE EDITOR HENRY S. READ . . BUSINESS MANAGER ANNUAL PUBLICATION OF THE CORPS OF CADETS OF VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA f . .. j m • FOREWORD The staff has tried to objectively portray the arious sides of life at V. M. I. If the corps considers this presentation just and if in time to come it serves to bring back vivid memories, the purpose of the Editors will be achieved. DEDICATION The Class of Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-Seven inscribes this the fifty-third volume of The Bomb to Lieutenant-Colonel Hernando M. Read as a token of the esteem which its every member holds for him as an Officer, as a Coach, and as a Man. By tempering forcefulness with humor and understanding- he has made the classroom enjoyable and our training sound. On the athletic field his congeniality and compe- tent advice have combined to assure ready, enthusiastic co-operation. His superior common sense and knowledge, never-failing energy, and ability to get along with men command our admiration and respect COLONEL H. M. READ CONTENTS Organization The Classes Athletics Activities THE O O D APPROACH T O V. M . I . JACKSON MEMORIAL HALL • ' SiJg. ' r i hBm j THE MEMORIAL GARDEN THE SUPERINTENDENT ' S HOME WEST SIDE OF BARRACKS NICHOLS ENGINEERING BUILDING ' 94 HALL RGANIZATION M ni wiS!m.-W:tsgmswi Mmm: iyi m!0 }h . THE SALUTE President The Board of Visitors His Excellency George C. Peery Governor of Virginia MB Superintendent G-eorge A. Uer Military Executive Office THF i Business Executive Officer Major Withers A. Burress Commandant Page 33 THE Ly[ crowd of honorable youth pressing up the Hill of Sci- ence: with noble emulation a gratifying spectacle: an honor to our Country and to our State: objects of honest pride to their Instructors. ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS IB TH .3 MAJOR MANN COLONEL MARR CAPTAIN LOWRY COLONEL ANDERSON CAPTAIN MARCHANT LIEU i " , -COLONEL BOYKIN Civil Engineering and Drai ini LIEUT. -COLONEL BYRNE MAJOR CLARKSON LI EUT. -COLONEL HEFLIN MAJOR WEAVER COLONEL MAYO COLONEL MALLORY LIEUT. -COLONEL PURDIE MAJOR CARROLL MAJOR RITCHEY MAJOR GERMAN COLONEL STEIDTMANN COLONEL 5WANN LIEUT. -COLONEL YOUNG ©mistry LIEUT. -COLONEL TRINKLE COLONEL ANDERSON MAJOR JAMISON Electrical EmMiinieeriiii LIEUT. -COLONEL READ MAJOR TOWNES COLONEL DIXON COLONEL HUNLEY COLONEL BATES MAJOR WELLES MAJOR BLAIN COLONEL MILNER COLONEL MOSELEY COLONEL EDWARDS 51MI1 THEHEALTHfVL AN -FLEASANTABODE OF A CROWDOFHONOiUBLE YOyXHS PRESSING VP-tH£ HILL OFSCIENCE : WITH NOBLE EMVLATiON AGRATIFYINC SPECTACLE: AN HONOR- TO-OVRCOVNTRYANDOVR STATE: OBJECTS OF- HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR- iNSTRVCTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS -OF -CITIZEN SOLDIERS -ATTACHED TQ -THEIR- NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND - READY- IN • EVERYTIME - OF- DEEPEST PERIL HASTINGS President FIEDLER Vice-President STUDENT CHAPTER CHARRINGTON Secretary American Society of Civil Eegieeers MOORE, Secretary PMILLIPPS, Cha STUDENT BRANCH Americae Imstitute of Electrical Engineers IB TK CHURCH ADAMS SMITH President Vice-President V. M. 1. CHAPTER Secretary VirgiBia Academy of Scieec© ' JS jMlfc THEHEAITHFVLAND ' PLEASANT ABODE OFACRO D- OF HONORABLE YO ' THSPP SSIMCyPTHE HILL- OFSCIENCE- WITH NOBLE EMVLATION A- GRATIFYING SPECTACLE : AN HONOR TO OVR- COVNTRYAND OVR STATE : OBJECTS OF • HONEST PPJDE TO -THEIR- INSTRVCTORS -AND - FAIR SPECIMENS- OF -CmZEN- SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO-THEIR NATIVE STATE PROVD - OF- HER FAME - AND - READY- IN - EVERY- TIME - OF - DEEPEST - PERIL -TO VINDICATE - HER- HOt;JMJ?R- DEFEND HER- RIGHTS - )l tmiRES N WORSHAM DARLING ' ice-President BURGESS Secretary Instituit© Association of JLilberal Artists TACTICAL DEPARTMENT m Tli Spring— " D " Co. at full dress parade vA¥ W«|v¥? ' itf ' i l VV5 V.M.I, ON [ti ; •■ • ' ■ ' 11 1 iff ! H H jiai " B " Co. in blouses at dinner roll call Close order drill with " C " Co. in field dike PARADE Winter Regiment in full dress T icers of THE UNITED STATES ABMY Attached Major Withers A. Burress, U. S. Infantry Commandant of Cadets Major John M. Fray, U. S. Field Artillery Major George D. Wiltshre, U. S. Cavalry Major Thomas R. Gibson, U. S. Infantry Captain John B. Horton, U. S. Field Artillery First Lieutenant Harold J. Coyle, U. S. Field Artillery First Lieutenant Powhatan M. Morton, U. S. Cavalry Major Withers A. Burress, Commandant Major J. S. Jamison, Jr. Major Robert H. Knox, Jr., Executive Officer Captain Walter L. Lowry Captain Arthur McL. Lipscomb Captain Griffith Marchant Captain Porter A. McCray Captain W. Berkeley Gibbs Captain John A. McCrary Captain James M. Wiley Captain Fred C. Vose EGIMENTAL GANIZATION I. All appointments of officers and non-commissioned officers in the Battalion of Cadets, hereto- fore in effect, are revoked. II. Upon the recommendation of the Commandant of Cadets, the following appointments are announced to take effect from date: TO BE CADET CAPTAINS ental Adju- 9. Way, L. B., Regimental S-4, and Quarter mastrr 10. Franz, C. F. Farley, J. C, Regimental Corn- 4. Pasco, H. M., Regi mander. tant (S-l) Hastings, D. C, Battalion Com- 5. Cabell, J. mander, First Battalion. 6. Smith, S. S., Jr. Zimmerman, W. H., Battalion 7. Church, W. S. Commander, Second Battalion. 1. King, L. E. 2. mceveety, j. j. 3. Travis, F. H. 11. TowNEs, W. W., Jr. 12. Wilson, E. S., Jr., Regimental 8. Henderson, D. L. TO BE CADET FIRST LIEUTENANTS 4. Brooke, T. W, Battalion .Idjutant, First Battalion 5. Adams, H., Jr., Battalion Ad- jutant, Second Battalion. s-s 1. Phillips, G. A. 2. Clark, W. P. 3. Land, W. W. Vesey, H. B., Jr. Campbell, T. V. TO BE CADET SECOND LIEUTENANTS Major, J. N., Jr. 7. Tucker, J. R. Zimmerman, J. A. 8. McNeal, F. H. Whittle, B. R. 9. Dewey, S. R. TO BE CADET NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major I. Consolvo, A. B. Cadet First Sergeants 3. Fiedler, A. H. 4. Powell, J. A. Cadet Regimental Supply Sergeant I. Ferguson, K. P. Jones, E. R. Sherrard, J. H., Lewis, W. W. 10. Pollard, T. N. 11. Ferrey, J. P. 12. Lee, G. O. 5. Baldwin, N., Jr. 6. Roussel, W. S. Cadet Battalion Sergeants Major I. Booth, R., Jr., Second Battalion 2. Bover, D. P., Jr., Second Battalion Cadet Color Sergeants I. Beebe, M. R., Jr. 2. Herring, G. E. 1. Tennesson, C. E., Jr. 2. Ree es, D. B. Cadet Company Supply Sergeants 3. Dennis, A. P. 4. Taylor, P. H. 5. Harrell, R. O. 6., W. E. Cadet Sergeants 1. Shomo, W. L. 2. Hubard, H. 3. Butler, G. E. 4. Read, J. Y. 5. Shreve, W. C. 6. Hutchinson, R. H., Jr. 7. Gwaltney, p. M., Jr. 8. Smith, E. H., Jr. 9. Young, H. C, Jr. 10. Fly ' The, C. J. 11. Foust, G. T., Jr. 12. Wain WRIGHT, P. E. 13. Reed, H. E., Jr. 14. Clark, E. T., Jr. 15. Doughty, L. C, Jr. 16. Doerr, G. V. 17. Steidtmann, R. F. 1 8. Todd, W. E. 19. Darling, H. B., Jr. 20. F.AWLEY, G. B. 21. Parham, a. R. 22. Mathews R. N. 23. White, G. M. 24. Earnest, A. K. 25. Bover, W. P. 26. Burger, A. L. 27. Sh ELTON, C. B., Jr. I. Irving, W. A. 49. 2. Chiles, J. W. 50. 3- Gray, T. W. 5 ' - 4. MOSELEY, T. A. E. 52. 5- Baldwin, P. B. 53- 6. Bond, W. A. 54- 7- RiDDLEBERGER, P. M. 55- 8. Strickler, R. D. 56. 9- West, 0. H., Jr. 57- 10. Digges, D. p. 58. II. Barnard, W. F., Jr. 59- 12. Griffin, L. M., Jr. 60. 13- Taylor, E. R. 61. 14- Morrison, A. H. 62. 15- Cox, W. H. 63. 16. Barnes, B. H. 64. 17- Haislip, W. M. 65. 18. Coleman, W. W. 66. Cadet Corporals Ellerson, H. W., Jr. 67. Jefferies, W. L TiDWELL, W. A. Robertson, A. H. Booker, L. Hughes, J. S. Chase, P. W., Jr. Blackmon, R. C. Andrews, G. S. Meem, J. L., Jr. DiGGS, H. C. Peebles, J. K. IRBY, R. L. Moses, E. C. Talman, j. E. Meem, L. H. Fleming, J. H. Johnson, W. K. Beale, R. L, Jr. 68. O.AST, J. W., HE 69. Bickford, p. R. 70. Brand, W. F., Jr. 71. Turner, A. M. 72. Feddeman, C. E., Jr. 19. Ellis, A. W. 20. Jacob, H. A. 21. Walker, N. M. 22. Jarman, F. G., Jr. 23. B.AILEY, J. H. 24. Crump, C. C. 25. Magoffin, J. S. 26. Pasco, J. 27. Hastings, W, H. 28. KOVAR, ' . P. 29. Love, J. A., Jr. 30. Tucker, R. J., Jr. 28. Cole, C. C. 29. Mawyer, H. D., Jr. 30. Ford, J. A., Jr. 31. Long, R. ' ., Jr. 32. Moore, G. C, Jr. 33. Twombly, J. F. 34. Murden, C. H., Jr. 35. Spohr, C. D. 36. Parker, F. R. 31. Logan, E. N. 32. Echols, W. M. 33. Tabb, j. M., Jr. 34. Barefield, M. D., Jr. 35. TiCE, E. J. 36. Brittingham, R. C, Jr. 37. Mitchell, W. C. 38. Hudgins, L. E., Jr. 39. Johnson, J. P., Jr. 40. Kennedy, J. W. 41. Kadick, M. N. 42. Treide, p. L. 43. McCarthy, W. H. 44. Trzeciak, a. j. 45. Burgess, C. L. 46. Brownley, C. p. 47. TOBEY, N. W. 48. Bernard, J. G. By command of Major-General Lejeune: G. A. Derbyshire, Executive Officer. BEEBE THE COLORS FARLEY Regimental Command PASCO Regimental Adiutant WAY Regimental S-4 and Quartermaster 4i • • WILSON Regimental S-3 CONSOLVO Regimental Sergeant-Maio FERGUSON Regimental Supply Sergeant = itd (P attalu BOYER Battalion Sergeant-Majo econA BOOTH attalion Sergeant-Ma COMPANY A First Class Co ' INGTON Darden Edge Gayle Johnston Kennon Pickett Taylor Valliant White Williams AViLSOX PHILLIPPS cond Lieutenant FIBST PLATOON SPECIMENS ■ OF ■ CITIZEN • SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO ■ THEIR- NATIVE ■ STATE PROVD ■ OF- HER- FAME ■ AND • P.EADY- IN - EVERY-TI ME • OF - DEEPEST ■ PERIL CAVALRY From the bottom of the heap to the top in one easy step — that ' s the record of Church ' s Cavalry. Last Finals found the tall troopers in sixth place in the Garnett-Andrews Cup race, but by mid-term this year the red ribbon was theirs, as was an ice cream treat in the mess hall. And that makes the second time in three years " A " Company has been thus honored, so they must have something behind the ball. They have. Theirs is the happy faculty of knowing how to win best lines and competitive drills, how a guard tour should be con- ducted, and how to combine fun with efficiency. When it ' s a troop of cavalry that is needed, or a military escort that is wanted, the call is always for " A " Company, V. M. I. ' s crack outfit. They ' re riding high. McNEAL :ond Lieutenant SECOND PLATOON SPECIMENS- OF- CITIZEN- SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR.- NATIVE - STATE PROVD - OF- HER- FAME - AND - READY- IN - EVERY- TIME - OF ■ DEEPEST - PERIL • • -TGSVINWATE-A[ER-lF NOR R-MFEN] «ilHER-BrS}HTS COMPANY B First Class es COUPER Dressler Farley goolrich hotchkiss Mitchell Patteson Richardson Robinson " Sheffey Taylor AVisE ZIMMERMAN Second Lieutenant FIMST PLATOON SPECIMENS OF -CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO -THEIR NATIVE STATE PR.OVD OF HER.FA.ME AND ■ READY IN ■ EVEP.Y T! ME OF DEEPEST ■ PERIL SHERRARD First Lieutenant INFANTRY When Captain " Wakie " Townes sings out his famous " Squads right, " the " doughboys " swing into action with that precision of move- ment which has helped give " B " Company the enviable record that it has maintained for the past four years. During that period the in- fantry guidon has twice floated the coveted red rag which is a symbol of the best all-round company on the hiss, and has several times sported the yellow streamer for sec- ond best, which is at present in " B " Company ' s possession. Nor has this company ever failed to be a strong contender in all forms of intramural sport, a field in which it is justly feared and respected by the other companies. Considering the great range in the size of the lone infantry company ' s boys, its record is ail the more remarkable and commendable. SECOND PLATOON DEWEY Second Lieutenant SPECIMENS- Of ■ CITIZEM- SOLDIEP : ATTACHED TOTHEIK- NATIVE STATE PROVDOFHER FAME AND READY- IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL ■ ■ -TO-)aJMDlCATE-HER-HONQ -OR EFEN; -HER-AlGHTS COMPANY C COTHRON Gregory Grigg Helfrich LeMasurier MUNDY NOWLIX Phipps Pritchett Read Sinclair Tate Threadcraft Worsham TUCKER Second Lieutenant FIMST PLATOON PROVD ■ OF- rtER- FAME -AND • READY- IN - EVERY- TI ME ■ OF ■ DEEPEST • PERIL - - -TO-VINDICATE- HER- HONOR- OR- DEFEND HER- RIGHTS- - • LEWIS First Lieutenant CAVALRY Although forced to take a lot of good-natured kidding about its sawed-off personnel, " C " Company has proved that lack of height is no great handicap in any of its lines of endeavor. The little cav- alrymen have proved their ability, not only along military lines, but also in the various intramural sports, capturing the boxing crown and being close contenders in both the wrestling and volleyball tour- naments this year. Under the able leadership of Captain Strother Smith, the company has enjoyed a most successful year, thanks to the splendid cooperation of its mem- bers, who have taken an unusual interest and pride in their organi- zation. When you hear the old fa- miliar " C Company present or ac- counted for, " you know that you ' ve got something there! SECOND PLATOON FERREY Second Lieutenant PROVD OF- HER- FAME- AND • READY- IN -EVERY TIME- QF- DEEPEST- PERIL ICATE HER HONOR OR DEFEND HER RIGHTS .a COMPANY D First Class Clark Da alos Jettox Kane Kane Long VIuELLER Pritchett Riley POLLARD Second Lieutenant FIMST PLATOON ji ssx ' x ' ' -:-:! PROVD- OF- HER ' FAME AND READY- IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL ARTILLERY The small artillerymen of " D " Company have truly turned out to be the little Napoleons of V. M. I., considering their general success in the Garnett-Andrews competi- tion and their marked ability in intramural athletics. They have proved that a good little man can whip a good big man, the secret of their success lying in their fighting spirit. This, as always, has been the outstanding characteristic of the company. If a prize were offered for the truest and best " esprit d ' corps, " it would surely go to the men of " D " Company. They have worked hard together, but jauntily and uncom- plainingly, to win the respect of all. The song, " The Caissons Go Roll- ing Along, " assumes a new signifi- cance when the " D " Company men are the ones making them roll. SECOND PLATOON KING FirsI Lieutenant LEE Second Lieutenant PROVD ■ OF- HEP.- FAME - AND ■ READY- IN -EVERY- TIME - OF - DEEPEST ■ PERIL - ■ TO- VINDICATE -HER- HONOR- OR- DEFEND -HER- RIGHTS - COMPANY E First Class Crim Harris Jenks Johnston ' O ' Hara Ruff SCLATER HENDERSON Captain FIEST FLAT SPECIMENS ■ OF- CITIZEN- SOLDIERS • ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE • STATE PROVD • OF- HER- FAME • AND ■ READY- IN • EVERY- TIME - OF DEEPEST ■ PERIL 50■VWDICATE-HEIW 0NQ«l OR DEFEW) HEIWRIGHTS Page iO TRAVIS First Lieutenant ARTILLERY To be or not to be route step, that is " E " Company ' s question. In the past they have been notorious as consistent route steppers, perhaps the most consistent in the corps. What the future holds they do not know. But the present is what they have made it. Behold: " Are we going on with this infa- mous reputation which has been ours? " asked the Hawk at the first of the year. " No! " chorused a hundred voices in answer. So the men all pitched in and won for themselves a respec- table stand in both intramural ath- letics and in the Garnett-Andrews competition. It just goes to show what a real spirit of cooperation can accomplish. They may have been down, but they ' re never out. SECOND PLATOON MAJOR ond Lieutenant PROVD • OF • HER- FAME ■ AND ■ READY ' IN ■ EVERY- TlfylE • OF • DEEPEST PERIL - ■ -TO- V DICATE HER- HONOR OR EFEN|ft HER- RIGHTS- - • " " ,:t- »a o.coL- -T-L p?- o p f COMPANY F Carrington H L ' NTER Moore Tetzlaff Worth LAND Second Lieutenant FIMST PLATOON SPECIMENS- OF- CITIZElt- SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO -THEIR -NATIVE -STATE PROVD OF-HER FAME- AND ■ READY- IN -EVERY -TII E- OF- DEEPEST- PERIL KOVINDO.ATE OER hC|NOP?pR-0FEN!QHER( GHTS ARTILLERY " F " Company is an organization of big boys who can truly be said to use their size to advantage in all forms of company activity. Several years ago these big artil- lerymen were in sixth place in com- pany standing, but by virtue of their characteristic never-say-die spirit forged into the lead last year and emerged from a hotly contested race with the Garnett-Andrews tro- phy as their spoil. Plenty of com- pany spirit and lots of athletic abil- ity among its ranks have made Charlie Fraz ' s boys consistently strong contenders for intramural crowns. Their ability in this field is attested by the touch football McEVEETY " ' water polo championships First Lieutenant which they have tucked away this year. Finally, " F " Company can point with pride to the present first captain as a recent graduate of its ranks. SECOND PLATOON ' ' ' - ' 1— lllllll y ■f ' ' , t 1 mm J ■1 WHITTLE Second Lieutenant PROVD • OF- HER FAME • AND READY- IN ■ EVERY- TIME OF ■ DEEPEST ■ PERIL •TO iND ATE R H- OR ORfS EFE ' . HUk RlG i LASSES OFFICERS WHITTLE PASCO President Vice-President TUCKER CABELL Historian Valedictorian THE CLASS OF 1937 Hugh Adams, Jr. " smokey " Rockbridge Baths, Virginia Chemistry Field Art ' llery Private (4, 3), Sergeant (2), Battalion Adjutant (i); Baseball (4, 3, 2, i), Football (4, 3, 2, i), Vice-President V. A. S. ; Second Show (2) ; Presbyterian Club; Mon- ogram Club. Smokey is one of those happy individuals who wore stripes his First Class year and remained completely one of the boys. A capable student and more than an average athlete, Hugh did not elect to follow the shining jet oil and blitz path to great military glory; but rather he has followed the even tour of barracks life with a calm steadfastness of purpose that has won him the respect of both his brother rats and the authorities. Hugh was the sort that could always be counted upon to let the other fellow take the best horse in the corral or to pinch-hit on guard when the O. A. O. came up unexpectedly. A man ' s man and a real friend to all, your generosity and quiet determination should carry you a long way in life, Smokey, and it is with this assurance that the class of ' 37 bids you good bye and good luck. The gentleman belonging to the face pictured here is a member of that rare category of human beings who can do well whatever they undertake, and Tom- my undertakes just about everything. In brief, he is the acme of versatility. Perhaps his brother rats did not realize that the quiet and unassuming little boy who registered under the name of T. V. Brooke back in ' 33 was destined to become a shining light in the ranks of ' 37, but Tom knew what he wanted and set out to get it. A steady and conscientious worker. Tommy has made a name for himself in every im- portant activity at V. M. I. He has, as trophies of his accomplishments, academic stars on his cuffs, lieutenant ' s chevrons on his sleeves, a varsity boxing monogram on his chest, and a splendid Bomb off his chest. A swell disposition, a technique with the ladies, and a rare charm round out the personality of this gentleman and scholar whom ' 37 is proud to call brother rat. Thomas Vaden Brooke " tommy " Cleveland, Ohio Chemistry Cavalry Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Battalion Adjutant (i) ; Academic Stars (4, 3, 2, i) ; V. A. S. (2, i) ; Boxing (4, 2), Monogram Club; Episcopal Vestrv, Editor, The Bomb, Cadet Staff (3, 2) ; Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, i). Paq (8 Beneath this mild exterior Hes one of the strongest wills and most determined natures in the class of ' 37. Johnny saw what he wanted the day he came to V. M. I., and thereafter, he wasted not a moment in achieving his objectives. This year, he graduates as one of the highest ranking officers in the corps of cadets — a captain of whom his classmates and com- pany may well be proud. Johnny, however, has not let his military life interfere too much with his other activities, and he has become one of the most popular boys in the class. He has found time to be in the Second Class show, to get involved in the nefarious activities of the Secret Eight, and to be a leader in his classes for four years. In addition, his prowess with the women is noted. Here is a boy whose unbounded energy is destined to carry him far after he leaves the gray walls of V. M. I. John Bell Cabell " johnny " Savannah, Georgia Civil Engineering Field rlillerv Valedictorian (i); Corporal (3), ist Sergeant (2), Captain (i); Academic Stars (4, 3, 2, i); Basketball (4), Tennis (2, i), Captain Tennis Team (i) ; Second Class Show (2), Secret Eight (3, 2, i), Georgia Club (+, 3i 2, i), Presbyterian Club (4, 3, 2, i), President Presbyterian Club (i); Floor Committee (2, i), A. S. C. E. (2, I). Henry Paul Carrington, Jr. " archie " Richmond, Virginia Liberal Arts Field Artillery Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), O. G. (i); I. A. L. A. (i). Boxing (4), Swimming (i), Senior Intramural Manager " F " Co. (i), Secretary Intramural Council (i); Second Class Show (2); Episcopal Vestry (3, 2, i); Editor Outrage, The Bomb (i), Assistant Sports Editor, T ie Cadet (i); Floor Committee (i), Rich- mond Club (4, 3, 2, i). Genial, carefree " Archie " — nature never fashioned a more likeable soul, and ' 37 gained by having him as a member. Coming to V. M. I. with a military rec- ord, Archie soon found that the ranks were more to his liking, and he never carried a sabre at V. M. I. A Liberal Artist by nature and inclination, he suffered the tortures of the damned in math classes and relaxed only after reaching calmer waters in the last two years of his cadet life. He took a keen interest in school activities, helped direct the class show, boxed, swam, and shone in intramural athletics. In addition, he was a member of both The Bomb and The Cadet staffs. A keen sense of humor and a passion for bull sessions have made Archie an indispensable fixture among his brother rats. It is difficult in so short a space to do justice to a boy like Bill. Even his accomplishments and the honors he has won cannot show the deep affection his brother rats have for him. Although Bill wears the chevrons of a cadet captain, he has obtained them without stepping on the toes of anyone and without causing any petty jealousies on the part of those who felt they might be more de- serving than he. Truly, there are none who feel that way. He has won the lasting friendship of all those with whom he has come in contact. Is it, then, any surprise that his brother rats should do him the sig- nal honor of choosing him as their representative on the Honor Court? The Red Dog ' s winning quality is his sense of humor and the laugh which announces it to the worl d. William Sherwood Church •■bill " ' ' RED doc " " LIPPMAN " CJicmisiry Cavalry Honor Court (i); General Committee (i); Corporal (3), Q- M- Sergeant (2), Captain (i); Baseball (+, 3, 2, i). Numeral (4), Captain (i), Monogram Club (2, i); Second Class Finance Committee {2), V. A. S. (2, i), President (i); North Carolina Club (4, 3,2,1). From Stuart, Virginia, there came in the fall of 1933, a boy anxious to make good at V. M. I. Needless to say, this was Walter Clark, and as his record testifies, he has done well. Walter chose to take the chemistry course, and has since shown his instructors that he is an able chemist, actually one of the highest ranking boys in that department. Clark has always impressed his brother rats as being conscientious and fair in everything he did, and sure- ly no better recommendation could be given anyone. As manager of the fencing team he has distinguished himself; fencing is not as yet an official sport, but Walter has done much to hasten its ultimate recogni- tion. Although Clark is really quite modest about his abilities, we feel that he will go far, and that we will know him later as an eminent chemist. Walter Erxest Clark, Jr. " SIXGER " " WALTER " Stuart, Virginia Chnnistry Field Artilltrv Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), O. G. (1); Academic Stars (3, 2, i) ; Fencing Team (3, 2, i). Captain Fenc- ing Team (i) ; Weslev Club (4, 3, 2, i). Waynesboro, the home of many a prominent V. M. I. man, crashed through again when it sent us Wayt Clark, athlete, militarist, civil engineer and backbone of that famous C-1 section which bestowed the classic " T. A. " on him. But " thick-apple " or not, he has been smart enough to engineer many a long run on the football field and to turn many a defeat into vic- tory. He is one of the hardest running backs V. M. I. has ever had. It is part of his character, and he is at his best when the odds are greatest. Dependability and the power to make and keep friends are his. Wayt has surprised us in other fields than that of football. Considered usually as the strong, silent man who takes no interest in women, he has popped up often at Randolph-Macon. It ' s disconcerting! Wayt Phillips Clark " thick apple " Waynesboro, Virginia Civil Engineer Field Artillery Corporal {3), Sergeant (2), 2nd Lieutenant (i); Foot- ball (4, 3, 2, i); Track (4, 2); Basketball (4, 3); Baseball (3) ; Secretary A. S. C. E. (2). Hester Clark Cothron " coth " " h " Bristol, Virginia Liberal Arts Cavalry Private (4, 3), Sergeant (2), O. G. (i); I. A. L. A. (i); Basketball (4), Baseball (4), Boxing (2), Polo (i); Secret Eight (3, 2, i); Second Class Show (2); President Baptist Club (2, i); Southwest ' irginia Club (4, 3, 2, i). When ' 37 was assembled for the first time in that eventful fall of ' 33 there was Coth, any and every- one ' s friend and always on the lookout for a little fun. Since that time his pleasing personality and quick wit have made a distinct place for themselves in all our hearts. No matter when or where he is there is always a laugh there too, and one that in these four years we have all found to be quite con- tagious. As a military strategist he made the best of sergeants, but further than that he was not interested. Instead the duties of commandant ' s clerk beckoned him and he has thus become Pinkey ' s right hand man. Always doing whatever was given him in a most efficient way and at the same time making everyone his friend he has certainly won our hearts. Wherever he is in the future these qualities will put him at the top and always we wish him the best of luck. We were told when we arrived at V. M. I. of the very capable fellow that John Lee was, and in the last four years we certainly haven ' t been disappointed in him. He has always been set on Chemistry, and when the time came around to choose a course, it was Pre-Med for John, and he is one of the highest standing boys in the department. The military world hasn ' t had much attraction for his brother rat; it isn ' t that he doesn ' t have the ability, but he has concentrated on his studies. His class knows him as a good friend, one that will not hesitate to help somebody else. Idle wishes are often made, but we feel sincere in wishing Couper the best of luck, knowing that he will make good. J. L. Couper Lexington, Virginia Cliemistry, Prc-Mcdical Inf:intry Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), O. O. (i); Academic Stars (2) ; Second Class Show (2). For four years now Bill has been with us and in that time he has won a place in our hearts that he alone will always fill. His friendly nature and his willing- ness always to help have become familiar to us all. Whenever there is a short circuit, a blown fuse, or a broken lamp, the cry always goes up to get Bill. As barracks electrician he has become a familiar figure chasing electrons around the stoops with his tool box and ladder under his arm. As a militarist Bill was among the foremost; as a student he was outstanding; and as a powerhouse he has gained fame at Hollins and Randolph-Macon. Bill ' s practical ability and common sense, we feel, will take him far in whatever field he enters, and, as it will probably be an electrical one, we wish him the most of success. William Sylvester Covington " BII.I. " " COV " Norfolk, Virginia Electrical Engineering Ca val r y Private (4, 3, i), Sergeant (2); Wrestling (4); A. I. E. E. (2), Executive Committee A. I. E. E. (i) ; Second Class Show (2), Second Class Finance Committee (2), Hop Coinmittee (i); Secret Eight (2, i); Tidewater Club (4), Norfolk Cluh (3); Episcopal Vestry (i); Barracks Electrician (i). " Friday, " the talkative one from New Market, has always been a real brother rat, and for the past two years, the pride and joy of C-1 section. His military career was cut short at make-overs of our Third Class year, but he climbed to the heights of an O. G. this year. " Friday ' s " spontaneous outbursts in all sec- tion rooms, his pointless arguments, his position be- hind a transit, and his winning smile will long be re- membered by the brothers of 1937. Though not a big dog with the women, " Friday " has never been a bashful lad at all the various dances. In a radio poll of barracks, " New Market " was the only man to vote for the Philadelphia Philharmonic Symphony as his favorite orchestra. An ardent debater and public speaker with an amazing knowledge of engineering, " Friday " will be a friend of all of us in ' 37. " May his friends and conquests be many. " John Clinedinst Crim " FRIDAY " Nkw Market, Virginia Civil Engineering Field Ai-tillery Corporal (3) O. G. (i), Shenandoah Vallev Club (4, 3,2,.). Alfred Carlyle Darden " bud " " daddy " " old hutch " Fort Monroe, Virginia Civil Engineering Cavalry Private (4, 3, 2, i) ; A. S. C. E. (3, i) ; Football (4) Assistant Manager Football (2) ; " Buddie " Club (2) Lower Peninsula Club (4, 3, 2, i). Shades of Boss Tweed and Tammany! We present Alf M., politician extraordinary and Barracks ' truest Democrat. The Bud didn ' t start out with the boys of ' 37, but he joined us at the beginning of our Third Class year. Though his own brother rats were still in school. Bud stuck close to his new class and became in all senses of the term a brother rat of ' 37. Though no varsity athlete himself, Darden could always be found right behind the Big Red teams, both personally and financially. Alf turned his attention to Intra- mural athletics and no team represented " A " Com- pany without this product of Tidewater Virginia. As a result of this interest one of the seats on the Intra- mural Council was well filled by the Bud. Ever ready to stand up for his convictions it is a sure thing that Darden will always be able to look out for himself and all others in whom he has an interest. Page 73 We present Sam Atlas — Buzz ' s chief stooge, and jack of all trades. Before coming to the Institute, Sam led an eventful life as a sailor, and his tales of his sea- faring days have served to keep many a night ' s bull session alive. In particular, his story of how he stranded the good ship " Robin Goodfellow " high and dry on a Delaware beach has become a barracks classic. Military glory has never meant much to Sam, and he has striven, rather, to become a leader in the activities of our class. In spite of his numerous pursuits, how- ever, he has found time to make many friends, and to like and be liked by everyone. It is safe to say, that in the years to come, " Sailor Sam " will be remembered as an essential part of the class of ' 37. Samuel Paul Davalos " SAM atlas " Falmouth, Virginia Civil Engineering Artillery Corporal (3), Sergeant (2); Assistant Manager Foot- ball (2), Manager Rat Football (i) ; Editorial and Business StaflF, Tlie Cadet (2, i). News Editor of Tlte Cadet (i) ; Second Class Finance Committee (2) ; Stage Manager Second Class Show (2) ; Hop Committee, Episcopal Vestry; Chairman Floor Committee A. S. C. E. (i) ; Northern A ' irginia Club {4, 3, 2, i). His family christened him Samuel Rodgers Dewey. He calls himself Rodger, but he is Admiral to his brother rats. This blonde tarheel was assigned to the infantry, and rout step Dewey proved to be a true infantryman. During his rat year he distinguished himself by his stellar work on the rat wrestling team. The Admiral was meant to be an officer, and at make- overs of his First Class year his true merit was awarded. He applied himself indifferently to his early studies, but he found himself when he took up civil engineering. During his First Class year it was often remarked that the Admiral ' s body was in bar- racks, but his heart was in New York. He took an active part in all the phases of barracks life, being a member of the celebrated Buddies, and a member of the Mona Lisa party. The Admiral ' s personality gained him many friends, and made him a real brother rat. Samuel Rodgers Dewey " admiral " " sam " GoLDSEORO, North Carolina Ciiiil Engineering Infantry Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (i); Wrestling Numeral (4), Basketball (2, i); Second Class Show (2) ; Vice-President North Carolina Club (2). Jake is one of the most amazingly changed fellows ever graduated from V. M. I. Greener than the green- est rat, he has gone as far to the opposite extreme as is possible in a place like this. Originally shy in many ways, and quiet, Jake has wound up his cadetship with a linger in many pies, a cigar in his mouth, and a man wise in the ways of the world. But in spite of four years ' experience he is the same natural, unsophisti- cated Jake of old. He will never really grow up. LJntroubled by military responsibilities, Jake has been a private for four years, and he is proud of his un- blemished record. Perhaps the reason may be found in his generosity, his consideration of others, and his unselfishness, or it may be that this jaunty penalty tourist had to pay for time spent in winning the hearts of the fair. Jacob Valentine Edge " jake " DOWNINCTON, PeNNSYLVAXIA Chemistry Cavalry Private (4, 3, 2, i) ; Wrestling (4, 3, 2) ; Football (2 i) ; Swimming Team (i) ; V. A. S. (2, i), Second Clas Show (2), Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, i). Lee Hill Dressler, Jr. " marie " Covington, Virginia Liberal Arts Infantry Private (4, 3, 2, i), O. G. (i) ; Rifle Team (4, 3, Baptist Club (4, 3, 2, i). Although not a brother rat to the boys of ' 37, Lee Dressier has earned his place in the class. Friendly and likeable, this product of Covington has shared in the ups and downs experienced by the class, and has proved that he is more than worthy to take his place as an adopted brother. At Fort Washington last summer, Lee was little worried by the miseries of camp, for his numerous acquaintances among the fairer sex more than consoled him. However, Lee has his serious moments, and has taken part in many school activities. As member of the rifle team, he is a crack shot, and as a Liberal Artist, he was a true member of that much abused department. ' 36 lost a brother rat when Lee elected to drop out for a year — ' 37 gained a classmate it would not like to lose. Page 75 James Cheever Farley " big JIM " ' ' JIM " Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineering Field Artillery Corporal (3), ist Sergeant (2), Captain, Regimental Commander (i) ; Football (4, 3, 2, i), Wrestling (4, 3, 2, i). Track (4, 3, 2, i). Monogram Club (3, 2, i), Athletic Council (2, i). President Monogram Club (i), Captain Football (i); Second Class Show (2), Second Class Finance Committee (2), Hop Committee (i); Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, i). Robert Alphonses Michael Edward Patrick O ' Houli- han Farley. That ' s his full title, and if the letters were placed end on end they ' d be almost as tall as this Irishman from Scranton. He might be small, but he ' s won a large Fpot in the hearts of his brother rats for his ready wit and friendliness. Stud was overlooked by the Commandant at Finals of our rat year, but he caine back to get his stripes early and held them through his Second Class year. He became Pinkey ' s stooge and they controlled the Corps with ease. Farley was early recognized for his ability and won a place on the Second Class Finance Committee, the Hop Committee, and became Managing Editor of The Cadet. Who said size was a detriment? A Civil man, Stud possesses a wealth of general information and a desire to learn more. That will make him an asset to any organization no matter what kind it is. When Richmond gave us Big Jim Farley, she gave us one of the greatest athletes V. M. I. has ever had. To say that he had captained the Flying Squadron would be sufficient, but let us not forget that he was on both the All-State and All-Southern football teams and honorably mentioned as All-American. Besides this he holds the Southern Conference heavyweight wrestling championship and was the best weight man in track that V. M. I. has had in years. His activities as a leader are not confined solely to athletics. Private, Corporal, First Sergeant and Regimental Command- er summarize his military achievements from Rat- hood to the First Class, each honor being gained through his own ability and perseverance. Jim ' s like- able nature and ready smile have won Kim a place in the hearts of every member of the Corps. It ' s hard to say goodbye to you, brother rat, but we all know from the record you ' ve made here that success Is bound to be yours in life. Robert Alphonses Farley " bob " " stud " Scranton, Pennsylvania Civil Engineering Infantry Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), O. G. (i) ; Secretar.v A. S. C. E. (2) ; Second Class Finance Committee (2) ; Hop Committee (i); Floor Committee A. S. C. E. (i): Cadet Staff (3, 2), Managing Editor, The Cadet (i) ; Second Class Show {2) ; Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, i). Jim Ferry hails from Canada. How he happened to pick the Institute for his schooHng is something we have never been able to get out of him. We have a suspicion that it was the lure of the brass buttons that got him. Jim was put in the cavalry, and with the aid of the knowledge he picked up at his military prep school he managed to push himself up among the chevron boys. After spending his Second Class year on the staff as a color sergeant, Jim returned to " C " Com- pany as Lieutenant his First Class year. Track was Jim ' s first love, and as a quarter-miler he scored many points for his team. Jim had an appetite which was nothing short of amazing, and a way with the women that was the envy of all. Charles Frederick Franz " Charley " Park Ridge, Illinois Liberal Arts Field Artillery Corporal (i), Q. M. Sergeant (2), Captain (i); L. A. Club (i); Football (4), Wrestling ( + ), Track (4), Riding Team {2, i) ; Second Class Show (2), Hop Committee (i), Art Editor, Bomb (i); Yankee Club (4. 3. 2. ' )• James Paisley Ferrey " jim " Port Nelson, Ontario, Canada C icmistry Cavalry Corporal (3), Color Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (r): Academic Stars (3, 2, i) ; Football (4), Track (4, 3, 2 I). " Still waters run deep, " says the sage, and this, in a nutshell, is the key to the solution of Charley ' s char- acter. Quiet-spoken, reserved, efficient, considerate of the feelings of others, he is one of the true gentlemen in barracks. Where others have from time to time lost their self-control, Charley has remained constant to a principle, and in this we find the true test of char- acter; but let us not think of him as being too austere, too conscientious. He has his likeable as well as his admirable traits. When it is time for trifling Charley is to be found among those in the front rank, and when some of us have needed a helping hand we have found his available and steady. Charley takes with him our friendship, and we take with us a lasting reminder of Charley in our Class Ring, which he designed. Carry on, Charley Franz. Arthur Clarico Freeman, Jr. " freed " Norfolk, Virginia Civil Engineering Infantry Art Freeman is one of the two great navigators in the class of 1937. " Baytown " never did care much for " this military stuff, " but low and behold, he was made a corporal near the end of our Third Class year. Virginia Beach is the " Freed ' s " idea of what heaven ought to be like. When anything roisterous was happening around barracks, the " Flea " was there in the middle. It was at Fort Washington that Free- man showed the good brethren what a military man he was. His episodes with the " Jeep " were innumer- able. As a " casanova, " Art never had to take a back seat to anyone. His love affairs were the topic of the day after every dance set, corps trip, or week- end furlough. If you want to find him at any time, look behind a book on boats, and there he ' ll be with his trusty slide rule and Structures book. Gentleman, engineer, soldier, scholar, lover, and sailor. . . . just say, " Art Freeman. " Corporal (3), Private (?., 1), O. G. (2, i), Second Class Show (2), Norfolk Club (4, 3 I). (i), A. S. C. E -_ Ray Jail, Rah-X, Ray Rah, Jail X. Thus we introd: Joe Gayle, one of the few men who has gone through the rat system here, liked it, and asked for more when told that the rat system had been abolished. Four long years ago Jail X trudged up here from Newport News, full of hopes and ambitions. He weathered the storms of his rat year successfully and emerged his Third Class year with clean sleeves. Chevrons never seemed to worry Mr. Jail, that is none but those of his first sergeant; he was quite content to carry his rifle wherever he went. Beginning his Second Class year he put his trust in the civil department and wrestled with the streeses and strains of a civil life for his last two years. Joe is a true brother rat and a V. M. I. man through and through, always ready for a fun spot anywhere, anytime, and yet when the time comes for serious work, Joe does it and does it well. We all wish you the best of luck in whatever you may undertake. JosiAH Pitt Gayle, Jr. ' ■joe " " jail x " Newport News, Virginia Civil Engineering Cavalry Private (4, 3, 2, i) ; A. S. C. E. (2, i) ; Football (4I Wrestling (4), Track (4, 3); " Buddie " Club (2) Lower Peninsula Club (4, 3, 2, i) Lynchburg has been the source of much entertain- ment for the class of ' 37, but she fairly outdid her- self in giving us Jimmy Gregory. Jimmy managed to get through his rat year despite " C " Company ' s " Morganization " process for raising shoulders. The cavalry was Jimmy ' s choice, and a happy one it was, for the rest of the cavalry boys. His exploits on horse- back gave us many a hearty laugh, and Jimmy laughed with us. At the start of his Second Class year Jimmy entered the Civil Engineering Depart- ment. He was not a distinguished student, but he was a hard worker, and deserved the grades he made. Jimmy was at his best in Public Speaking class and always managed to keep the class laughing. He must have been a success at private speaking too, for he was much in demand by the ladies of Lynchburg. Jimmy ' s ready smile endeared him to all and made him a vital part of ' 37. James Burgess Gregory " JIMMV " " CI.ARA bell " Lynchburg, Virginia Civil Engineering Cavalry Private (4, 3, Manager Tr , i) ; A. S. C. E. (2) ; Wrestling (4), ck (i), Lynchburg Club (4, 3, 2, i). Chester Bernard Goolrick, Jr. " chet " " flo " Fredericksburg, Virginia Liberal Arts Infantry Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), O. G. (i); Track (4) Assistant Manager Basketball (2) ; Second Class Show (2); Editorial Staff, The Cadet (3, 2). Editor, The Cadet (i) ; Northern Virginia Club (4, 3, 2, i). Let ' s go to press! From the beginning of our Third Class year that has been Chet ' s battle-cry and now we see him at the helm of our school paper. His has been an upward fight and he has won the laurels for which he strove. Never really " running " or " eager, " stripes have not meant much to this boy from the historic city of Fredericksburg, though he ' s had his share, usually getting them in " Beeco ' s " Spring Turn- over. When the Spider ' s boys were sent to Fort Washington, Chet was right amongst them. It was then that he came into his own, for there was never a good detail without him, and he was the life of many parties, especially Evans ' in the orderly tent at Chet ' s own expense. Goolrick plans to enter journalism, but we know that no matter where he turns he will come out on top. His ready wit and calm optimism will combine to keep him steadily on the way upward. Crawford Field Grigg, Jr. " corky " Richmond, Virginia Ch ' il Engineerinf Cavalry Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), O. G. (i) ; A. S. C. E. (2, i) ; Football (4), Track (+, 3) ; Assistant Manager Wrestling (2), Manager Wrestling (i); Second Clasi. Show (2); Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, i). None of us will ever forget " Life Begins at 6:40 " and the rendition of " Goofus " by " Corky " Grigg, the barefoot fiddler. At occasional and unusual hours, " Crawfish " would settle down and scribble off a bit of poetry. Military glory came and went as far as Grigg was concerned. If there was any hell being raised, Crawford could be found lurking nearby with his ever present grin. A born humorist with a pet peeve to tease Jimmy Gregory, a lover extraordinary, and a public speaker of note, Grigg never had to take a back seat. Civil Engineering was his calling in 1935, and his snappy retorts in class made him a favorite with all. He was always ready to defend the beauties of Richmond and its women. Grigg was an athlete in a mild way during his first years up here, but this year he turned to the managerial side and handled his roommate ' s wrestlers. " Keep ' em laughing ' Corky ' and you ' ll win. " If academic stars were awarded on the basis of effort, Jim ' s name would stand near the top. A more sincere worker would be hard to find, and if that were his only winning characteristic he would still be admired by his brother rats; but it is not his only winning characteristic. Outstanding among other qualities is his ambition and stubborn determination. Graduation marks the winning of a hard light for Jim. He will continue to win against odds. No character would be complete without some social graces, and Jim has not fallen down there. Although he was girl-shy almost to the point of being a woman hater his rat year, this reserve on his part has dis- appeared. Each year saw him attending more dances and social functions until now he is right in there fighting it out with the rest. James Carol Overton Harris " JIM " " FOX puss " Whites, Virginia Chemistry Fijld Artillery Private (4, 3, 2, ) ; V. A. S. (2, i) ; Northern Virginia Club (4, 3, 2, 1). Even if Dave should not follow his chosen profession of Civil Engineering and should sever all connections of a military nature after finishing at V. M. I., there would be only one place to look for him — and that would be at the head of whatever profession he did follow. His chevrons and academic stars have come to him as a matter of course; no task is too hard for him because he tackles each one wholeheartedly with a great singleness of purpose. Every thing he does is done so thoroughly and so efficiently that he cannot be kept down. He is a natural leader of men, and he has not allowed any of his talent to go to waste. For the last four years we have seen his ability and his like- ability carry him to leadership in everything he has attempted at V. M. I. " There is always room for a good man at the top, " and Dave will always be found there. Robert Bruce Helfrich " brome " Catonsville, Maryland Electrical Engineering Cavalry Private (+, 3, 2, i); A. I. E. E. (i); Football (4), Wrestling (2), Gym Team (3); Assistant Manager Wrestling Team (2) ; Second Class Show (2). David Canfield Hastings " dave " Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering Cavalry Corporal {3), ist Sergeant (2), Captain, Battalion Commander (i) ; Football (4), A. S. C. E. (2); Chair- man, Second Class Finance Committee (2), Business Manager, Second Class Sho v (2), Business Manager, Hop Committee (i). President A. S. C. E. (i) ; Chair- man Class Insurance Committee (i). " Mister, if you should prove yourself unwilling to purchase some of this delectable confection, I should find myself most excruciatingly melancholy. " With the English language thus mastered, " Brome " has gained renown as one of the superest salesmen that ever hit barracks. For four years this happy-go-lucky youth has gone his way, apparently unperturbed by such trifles as a lack of chevrons, although he did aspire to the first captaincy his Third Class year by calling the battalion to attention from his window. " Brome " has taken the Institute the hard way and has trod many a weary mile on the penalty tour road to atone for his misdeeds, but he has found time dur- ing the process to make countless friends and to de- velop a body beautiful in the gym. His good nature, keen sense of humor, and ready wit have made him a definite asset to all " fun spots, " and it is with sincere regret that we say " Auf Weidensehen " to thee " last of the Habsburgs. " Page 81 David Lee Henderson " big s. h. " " tripod " Alexandria, Virginia Civil Engineerin j Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Captain (i); Numeral; Football, Track ( + ) ; A. S. C. E. (2, i) ; Second Class Finance Committee (2) ; Business Staff, The Bomb (i) ; Hop Committee; Ambassador Club (4, 3, , i). Alexandria contributed the senior member of the class of ' 37. Tripod Henderson was the man, and he was known as the most adequately nicknamed member of the class. Dave came here with quite a reputation as a football player, and he lived up to his advance notices his rat year. A shoulder injury cut short his athletic career, however, and he turned his talents to other things. Dave was one of the boys with military aspirations, and he was very successful, being made captain of " E " Company his First Class year. He took up civil en- gineering, and was a member of that famous C-1 section. Dave was one of the leading spirits of fun loving C-1. He was quite a ladies ' man, and he fre- quently visited Southern Seminary on the week ends. Dave was a true brother rat, and one of the boys. The face of a movie star, the shuffle and drawl of Stepin Fetchit, and the disposition of a true Southern gentleman — combine these features and you have a slight idea of the make-up of Tom Hotchkiss, who has the reputation of being the laziest man in bar- racks, a reputation which is deserved only so far as his movements are concerned, in view of his accom- plishments. This year Hooch received the honor of being elected president of the O. G. ' s, an honor which serves as ample proof of his popularity among his brother rats. Tom has served as a member of the Hop Committee since his rat year, and in that capac- ity has shown that he is right in the fight when he is assigned a task. However, disregarding these accom- plishments, Tom is the kind of a brother rat that all of ' 37 is proud to claim as its own. His amiable dis- position, his willingness to lend a helping hand, and his fu n-loving nature, will always endear Tom to " the brothers, " and ' 37 wishes him all the luck in the world in whatever he may undertake. Page 82 Thomas Atkins Hotchkiss " hooch " ' ' TOM TOM " Richmond, Virginia Liberal Arts Infantry Corporal (3), O. G. (i), President O. G. ' s (i); Foot- ball (4, 2) ; Honor Court (i). General Committee (i) ; Hop Committee (i); Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, i). There seems to be little doubt as to what this brother rat leans to in his studies. " Once a chemist, always a chemist, " might easily be his motto; Shelburn had a lot of experience before coming to V. M. I., he has kept right up with the chemistry course and will un- doubtedly make a good name for himself in that field. During his four years as a cadet, Hunter has been a staunch upholder of V. M. I. traditions — those little things that make V. M. I. what it is. He has im- pressed many a rat with the necessary regulations, and it is such things as this that preserve the discipline that our school is noted for. Shelburn is known by all his instructors as a good student, his name often being on the honor roll; and as brother rats we all wish him the best of luck in future years. Thomas Edgar Jenks " tommy " " t. e. " Richmond, Virginia Ci ' vil Engineering Field Artillery Private (4), Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), O. G. (i) ; Richmond Club. Clarence Shelburn Hunter " general " Roanoke, Virginia Cliemistry Field Artillery Private (4, 3, i), Sergeant (2), O. G. (i); Academic Stars (2, i) ; Wrestling (4), V. A. S. (2, i) ; Roanoke Club (4, 3, 2, i). When we of ' 37 returned to school from our first summer furlough, we were fortunate in having sev- eral new brothers join our ranks. Tradition here is perhaps harsh in requiring " new " Third Classmen to serve a real rat term, and the men who have the initial grit to respect a First Year in college com- mands our respect. T. E. came to us from the University of Richmond, and he lost little time in mastering the rat routine, acquiring new friends, and establishing himself in the Corps of Cadets. From his Second Class year Tommy has chosen to follow the course of the C. E. boys. An active funster, his " deeds " at Fort Hoyle will long be remembered. May the success that he richly deserves follow Tommy outside of V. M. I. John Wright Jetton, Jr. " jack " " jet oil " Trenton " , Tennessee Civil Engineering Field Artillery Private (4, 3, 2, i), O. G. (i); A. S. C. E. (2, i) Boxing (4, 3) ; Tennessee Club (4, 3, 2, i). Although Jack is no giant in size, he has a great deal more than his share of grit and fight. We remember our rat year in the ring, when gloves and then stars would be popping for most of us — then it was that Jet Oil just gave us his interpretation of real V. M. I. fight. Thus it was from a scrappy start that Jack has finally fought his way to a coveted dip in civil, and we know that the manly qualities which he has shown us are certain to guarantee him a good measure of success in after life. Jack ' s love for military has been chiefly confined to the cavalry, for he is an excellent horseman. Still, there was always a quiet side to Jack ' s personality that looked yearning towards those hills of Tennessee, or enjoys so completely one of those Sunday night steaks uptown. Good luck to you, old man. H. G. goes down on our records as a fighting chemist and a loyal friend. But wait! He can also take back to his home town the distinction of being one of bar- rack ' s primest lady ' s men. Believe it or not, the owner of that shining countenance could be uncannily attractive at will. The envy of ' 37 ' s Romeos, it is not hard to understand " Sheep Puss ' s " fatal charm, for, as a brother rat, he impressed us with his pleasant personality, unselfish ways, and overwhelming indif- ference to military. A word on the more serious side of Harvey ' s char- acter. He gets a big hand from us all, because he has worked hard to attain his academic goal, and such determination together with his individual personality can not help but win him the respect and friendship of the outside world. We wish for him the best. Harvey Green Johnston, Jr. " sheep puss " " h. g. " Pearisburg, Virgin-ia Cliemtstry C.ivalrv Private (4, 3, 2, i) ; V. A. S. (2, i) ; South-West Vir- ginia Club (4, 3, 2, I ). Gentieman, lover, soldier, and scholar — four words all standing for Eston Johnston. It was a lucky day for us when " Thick-Apple " walked in through Wash- ington Arch with his smile and grand sense of humor. If a boner was pulled during the year, it could be traced to Eston who always said, " I est didn ' t know, " and smiled. His remarkable memory and diligent study made the first two years easy. In 1935, he cast his lot with the rod and level boys of the Civil De- partment and attained great success. With a yen for military, Eston was not eager, but he was " running " and wore stripes. Eston was in a class by himself when it came to orations in Public Speaking classes, and the boys of C-1 will long remember his tirades on any subject from muscle building to his political speech for Governor of Tennessee. Smiling Eston will always come out on top. Best o ' luck, brother Eben Randolph Jones " scotchy " Richmond, Virginia Liberal Arts Cavalry Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (i) ; Foot- ball (4), Track (4), Fencing Team (3, 2) ; 2nd Class Finance Committee (2); Business Staff Cadet (2, i); Riding Team (2, i); Hop Committee (i); Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, i) ; Episcopal Choir (3, 2, i). James Eston Johnston " eston " Warrenton, Virgivia civil Engineering Field Artillery Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), O. D. (i) ; A. S. C. E. (2, i); Football (4), Wrestling (4); Busi ness Staff Cadet (2, i) ; Tennessee and Kentucky Club (4, 3, 2, i), Presbyterian Club (4, 3,2,1). Some people have rather elusive personalities, that is, they are difficult to know and hard to get along with. Eben has always struck us as being just the opposite. Not knowing him well before matriculation, we now feel, after having associated with him for four years, that he is really a good friend. Eben has always been a good mixer, a welcome addition to any gathering. The military world seemed to have a great attraction for Jones. He has been corporal, sergeant, and lieu- tenant, respectively, and we all know what a good cavalryman he is. We hear that he is contemplating entering the Marine Corps, and hope that he does, feeling certain that he would do well in it. In any case, Eben, we ' ll befriend you in whatever you d o, and in the meantime, so long, brother rat! Page S5 For four years now, Dave has held an important place in the hearts of the class of ' 37. A fun-lover and athlete of the first water, he may have occasional- ly lacked stripes, but no one of the brothers ever had more friends or more deserved the honor than Dave. A constant mainstay of " The Big Reds, " the Killer ' s athletic powers did not stop on the football field. No sir! — He was a terror in the ring, one of the best riders in the Artillery, and the pride of " D " Com- pany ' s intramural aspirants. Besides all this, Dave was a valuable member of the Second Class Finance Committee, and a first-rate business man he was too! Ask Riley. As a care-free sportsman, a real man, and a brother rat they don ' t come better than Dave Kane. David John Kane " sugar " " killer " Short Hills, New Jersey Clicmislry Field Artillery Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), O. G. (i) ; Football (4, 3, 2, i), Boxing (3, 2) ; Second Class Finance Committee (2), Second Class Show (2); Monogram Club (3, 2, i) ; V. A. S. (2, i) ; Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1) During our four years here Bill has indeed become a part of ' 37. In more ways than one he has won a place in our hearts, and when we part his place will go unfilled. As Casanova, Bill has played the part well, being a heart breaker from way back. His week-end jaunts to the little school over the hill have become familiar to us all. But Bill has not let the ladies take all his time. Much of it he has devoted to athletics, and successfully, be- ing a mainstay on the baseball and basketball teams for several seasons and this year leading the Hoop- sters as captain. We wish you, Bill, wherever you go, continued success and the utmost of it. William Maurice Kane " bill " Upper Darby, Pennsylvania Liberal Arts Field Artillery Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), O. D. (i) ; Basketball (4, 3, 2, i); Captain (i); Baseball (4, 3, 2, r); Sports Staff, The Cadet (2), Sports Editor, Tlie Cadet (i); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, i), Vice-President (2), President (i). Many men know how to work, many more know how to play, but few can mix one with the other and still derive the full benefits from each. Willie Upshur was one of these few. His diploma is a witness to the first of these accomplishments and his host of friends in barracks a witness to the other. Thoughts of mil- itary never entered his head. Stripes belonged to zebras and they could keep them as far as Willie was concerned. His love for the hay steered him to a Liberal course but he soon discovered that Liberal Arts did not include the art of sleeping and settled down to hard work. Willie, we have enjoyed work- ing and playing with you these four years. Your friendship and loyalty have meant a lot to all of us, and we wish you all the success in the world, but be- fore you leave may we say — " Aw boy take this diploma and get on out of here. " Louis Ellison King " louie " " blackjack " Bristol, Virginia Ciml Engineering Field Artillery Corporal (3), Q. M. Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (i A. S. C. E. (2, i) ; Gvm Team (4) ; Virginia Club 3, 2, i). William Upshur Kennon " WILLIE " " CANNONf NOSe " SuBLETTS, Virginia Liberal Arts Cavalry Private (4, 3. 2, i), O. G. (i ) ; Football (4), Varsity Football (2), Track (4, 3, 2, i); Second Class Show (2) ; Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, i). The Institute began in 1839, but it was not until 1933 that its historic walls were graced with " Black- jack ' s " presence. He started slow — but what a finish! Louis emerged from an eventful First Year without chevrons; he laughed, so what? A deluge of military aspirations suddenly burst forth and our happy-go- lucky King stood shining a full-fledged first lieuten- ant — he deserved it. Never excited — always calm, cool and collected — that is " Steve Brody. " Grades never seemed to annoy him, for he handled his transit like his women — smoothly. As an officer, an engineer, and a gentle- man, Louis has tasted the fruits of success. As an individual personality he has gone even farther — he has impressed himself upon many minds as a man who is good to look at and better to know — we ' re with you Louie! Walter Wesley Land " WALTER " Richmond, Virginia Cliemistry Field Artillery Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (i); V. A. S. (2, i) ; Rifle Team (4, 3, 2, i), Manager Rifle Team (i) ; Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, i). Walter is the reserved type. Quiet and taciturn, he has nevertheless managed to acquire a large circle of close friends, and by the class at large, he is known as a likeable boy, friendly and ready to do what he can for anyone. He has taken part in many of the class activities, and in intramural athletics, he has more than proved his worth to his company. His unostentatious efficiency won him rank in the corps from the start, and he finally reached the grade of lieutenant. His chevrons, however, failed to affect his nature, and he was a popular leader over his platoon. No hard taskmaster, he got results by hard work and the force of his personality. Walter never went out of his way to make friends — they came to him, and although he was not as widely known as some, he will be remembered with affection by his brother rats. Four years ago, a youth named Lee came over the mountains from the hill city, determined to go places at the Institute. Today, this same boy has not only gone places, but has arrived with the goods, thanks to the ambition and never-say-die spirit which have characterized his career at V. M. L Son has had to plug for what he has accomplished, but with chin up, he has proved that you can ' t keep a good man down. His perseverance has carried him through the ranks of corporal and sergeant to a well-earned lieu- tenancy, and has put into his possession a coveted var- sity monogram for boxing which cost him a badly broken nose. In spite of Son ' s steady and conscien- tious nature, he still finds time to give the girls a break. His fame as a modern Casanova is widespread, for when Son turns on that old personality and that million dollar smile, the fair sex can ' t resist him. Garnett Owen Lee, Jr. " SONN ' V ' ' Lynchburg, Virginia Liberal Arts Field Artillery Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (i) ; Football (4), Boxing (4, 3), Baseball (4), Wrestling (i), As- sistant Manager Boxing (2), Monogram Club (3, 2, r) ; Second Class Show (2), Business Staff, The Cadet (i), Floor Committee (3, 2, i) ; Lynchburg Club (4, 3, 2, i) ; Episcopal Choir (4); L. A. Club (i). Page 88 Joe came to V. M. I. from Richmond and tells us now that he may join the Army. He seems to like the mil- itary life and has done well for the last four years, so we really believe he is cut out for some branch of the service. An officer needs to have many good qualities; he must be physically fit, he must be able to under- stand his men, and he should have a good education. Joe fits these requirements well; and yet, if he should change his mind, and not enter the Army, thoae qual- ities will always do him just as much good in anything else. We have all liked the determination that Joe showed on the athletic field. Time and time again he has gone out for football, and although not actually on the first team, he deserves a lot of credit for his perseverance. Joe ' s popularity both in school and out forebodes success when he steps out and faces the cruel world. William Wallis Lewis " wally wae " " cue ball " Culpepper, Virginia Civil Engineering Cavalry Corporal (3), Sergeant (3), Lieutenant (i) ; A. S. C. E. {2, i); Manager Rats Wrestling (r); Riding Team (2, i) ; Wrestling (4), Business Staff, Tlie Cadet (2, i), Subscription Manager, T ie Cadet (i) ; Northern Virginia Club (4, 3, 2, i). Joseph Le Masurier, Jr. " joe " Richmond, Virginia Liberal Arts Fi;itl Anillery Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), O. G. (i); Football (4), Basketball (4, 3, 2), Track (4); Editorial Staff, The Cadet (2), Re-Write Editor, The Cadet (1). Little Wally Wae hails from Culpepper, the heart of the horse country. Wallis learned to ride before he learned to walk as all true Culpeppians must do. He was assigned to the cavalry, and " C " Company re- ceived one who was destined to go far along the mil- itary line. He excelled in horsemanship, and took part in several horse shows in and around Lexington. Wally Wae was slow getting under way along the military front, but he came into his own his Second Class year and was made a sergeant. From there it was but a short step to Second Lieutenant, a position he capably filled his First Class year. Wallis joined the ranks of the civil Engineer, and he did very well in his classes. But the fair sex seemed to hold a strange fascination for Wallis. His trips to Lynch- burg were numerous, and the girls of our nearby schools saw him often. A pleasing personality made him many friends. Page 89 Four years have passed since the Texas cowboy came out of the West to join our ranks. In those four years Gene has indeed become an integral part of our class and a friend to us all. Quiet and conservative, but always ready for a laugh, he has truly fixed him- self in our hearts. He has always been a power with the women, but his sojourn here seems to have made him even more mas- terful in technique — perhaps it is his Liberal Arts psychology with which he turns the tide. As he leaves us we know not where he will go, but this we do know — whatever he undertakes he will accomplish and in a manner that will leave nothing lacking. We wish you only the best, Gene, and the utmost of that. Eugene Mitchell Long Beaumont, Texas Liberal Arts Field Artillery Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), O. D. (i) ; Rifle Team (4, 3, 2, i), Pistol Team (4, 3, 2), Captain Pistol Team (i) ; Texas Club (4 3, 2, i), Presbyterian Clnb (4, 3, Here is a boy to whom our hats are off. Neville entered V. M. I. with a great tradition to uphold, and he has been more than equal to the task. His record and list of achievements speak for themselves. Every year he has been among the ranking boys in the mil- itary line, and has also been distinguished in his classes. But more important than his achievement of success is the fact that he has never let his success go to his head, but has always remained a true " Brother Rat " in every sense of the word. He has a quiet, unspoiled, and unassuming way about him that en- dears him greatly to everyone who knows him well. The more you see of him, the more you will love him. It would indeed be strange if he did not succeed in everything he undertakes. Here ' s wishing you all of the luck you deserve, Neville. And you deserve all the luck in the world. Julian Neville Major, Jr. " NEVILLE " Front Roval, Virginla Ciml Engineering Field Artillery Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (i) ; Academic Stars (4, 3, 2, i); A. S. C. E. ; Football (4), Boxing (4), Assistant Manager Football (2), Assistant Man- ager Boxing (2), Manager of Rat Boxing (i) ; Northern Virginia Club. " McEveety, Joy Joy, Surr! " and with no more warn- ing than this the Class of 1937 four years ago found itself richer by one Irish Yankee, a friendly one. For four years his brother rats have put up with his Yankee talk, and now at graduation they realize that they will miss him. " Mac " has rounded out a full four years here. Al- though he has never worn academic stars, he has often made the Honor Roll. In the military phase of V. M. I. he has had his share of honors. Getting off to a late start his Third Class year, he advanced rap- idly to finally become a dashing First Lieutenant; and that brings us to the climax. His dashing appearance has won him a place in the hearts of the Southern belles. Can he help it if he is good looking? John Joseph McEveety " mac " Pleasantville, New York Liberal Arts Field Artillery Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (i); Foot- ball (3), Baseball ' 4), Assistant Manager Baseball (2), Manager Varsity Baseball (i), Sports Staff, The Cadet (2, i) ; Sports Editor, The Bomb (i) ; Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, i) ; L. A. Club (i). Frank Hamlin McNeal " mack " Savannah, Georgia Liberal Arts Cavalry Private (4, i). Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (i) ; Academic Stars (4, 3, 2, i) ; Baseball (4), Riding Team (2, i), Gym Team (3, 2) ; Manager Tennis (i) ; Second Class Show (2) ; Business Staff, The Cadet (2, i) ; Georgia Club (4, 3, 2, i) ; Secret Eight (3, 2, i) ; Insurance Committee (i); Floor Committee (2). Up from the deep South, four years ago, came Mack, serious, conscientious, striving to make the most of all his opportunities. Now, at the end of our four years together we find him sitting on the goals he strove for. One of these goals was the friendship of those around him. His ideals and views on rights and wrongs have always been his outstanding character- istics; and, in living up to them, he has certainly done something far above the average. Mack has, from the start, directed his efforts towards his academic work and quite apparently not without success. With an unusual knack of doing whatever he starts in a most efficient way he has here again reached his goal. As he leaves us to make a place for himself elsewhere we find a vacancy that will go unfilled. Certain that his paths will lead to the top we wish him the best of luck in the future and the utmost success. Page 1 Guy Rossiter Mitchell " MITCH " Richmond, Virginia Liberal Arts Infantry (3), Sergeant (2), Private (i); Academic , i) ; Business Staff, The Cadet (2), Editorial Staff, Tlie Cadet (i). Editorial Staff, Bomb (i) ; Rich- mond Club (4, 3, 2, I ). When Guy Mitchell entered V. M. I. he was just out of a prep school in France. When this fact became known in old cadet barracks there was a rush to get the " French mister " to translate old cadet French. Guy was then one of Colonel Moseley ' s boys, but he got a good idea of what Colonel Millner ' s Second and First Class work would be. All four years Mitchell has worn stars and he got them by good hard work. For two years Guy was a model youth, wearing stars and stripes; he was one of the " Blue Book Boys, " but all that ended. Guy teamed up with Jungle Jim and our Sergeant soon began walking in ranks. It was then that Guy really became one of the brothers, always hunting for a little extra curricula and after taps excitement. This boy didn ' t think much of Uncle Sam ' s Fort Washington and his escapades there will long be remembered by Abraham ' s detail of Pinky ' s " Hup-Boys. " Corporal Stars (3. From far beyond the mountains in the Blue Grass State came Willy Moore on that fatal day in Sep- tember, 1933. He was known to us all then as Willy, but in the passage of three years the name has turned into " Senator, " and as such he will go down in the memory of the Class of ' 37. The " Senator " chased that thing called military glory diligently for two years, but he went on a short vacation and the Supe gave his sleeves a vacation from stripes. He found his rightful place on the roster of the O. G. ' s. The patience with which Moore has attacked The Foot ' s Electricity gives us a real insight into the kind of a fellow he is. No brow, he has kept plugging and showing the stuff that all V. M. I. men are noted for. We rest assured that when the roll is called the " Sen- ator " will be right there looking for an y of the good brothers who make the grade. William Harold Moore " WILLV " " senator " Hazard, Kentucky Electrical Engineering Field Artillery Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), O. G. (i) ; A. I. E. E. (2, i); Football (4, 3), Basketball (4, 3, 2, i); Kentucky Club (4, 3, 2, i). Long after we leave V. M. I. we will remember Mueller and his accordion. The two have been asso- ciated together for the past four years, and it will be with much regret that we say goodbye to them. Mueller hails from Texa3 and has never stopped boasting about that State. He has told us about its size, its people, and many other things. Although we don ' t know so very much concerning the actual State, we are convinced about its people. If " Red " may be taken as an example, they must be a bright and intel- ligent group, for he has done well ever since his first year. Surveying seemed to have an attraction for Mueller, so that for the last two years he ' s been taking Civil Engineering. Good luck, " Red, " and we hope to see you some day as a prominent engineer down in the Lone Star State! Jack Broaddus Mundy " jack " Roanoke, Virginia Liberal Arts Cavalry Private (4, 3, 2, i) ; Riding Team (i), Wrestlins (4) Roanoke Club (4, 3, 2, i). Rudolph George Mueller, Jr. " zioncheck " " mad " Austin " , Texas Ciml Enginceriny Field Artillery Private (4, 3, 2, i), O. G. (i), A. S. C. E. (2, i) Rifle Team (4, 3, 2, i), Pistol Team (3, 2, i); Pres byterian Club (4, 3, 2, i) ; Texas Club (4, 3, 2, i). When little Jack blew in from Roanoke on a hot Sep- tember day way back in ' 33, he might easily have been mistaken for a grammar school boy, but he soon proved to the Institute that it is quality and not quan- tity that counts. Jack stepped into his place in the last squad of the Second Platoon of the " C " Com- pany. " Squats " with the determination to prove the old adage that good things come in small packages. He was the victim of all the trifling old cadets, but from the first he took it in the good-natured spirit which has been characteristic of him during his entire four years. Jack turned out to be one of the best riders in the Cavalry and a definite asset to the Com- pany, although the lure of gold on the sleeves ap- parently has had no attraction for him. LJndaunted by several summer schools and a knee injury which put him out of school last year. Jack is still in the fight, and if any man in ' 37 deserves a " dip, " it is our brother rat Mundy. Page 93 William Henry Nowlin, Jr. " pop " Lynchburg, Virginia Ciinl Engincerin j Cavalry Private (4, 3, 2, i) ; A. S. C. E. (2, i) ; Wrestling (4) ; Lynchburg Club (4, 3, 2, i). Pop hails from the " Hill City " across the way, and he ' ll tell you anytime that Lynchburg turns out the best engineers, the fastest automobiles (also drivers) and the best-looking girls in the State. And if you don ' t believe him he will drive you over in exactly six minutes under record time. The swell thing about Pop, though, is that he is every bit as loyal to his brother rats as he is to his hometown, and we like him all the more for it. As one of Colonel Marr ' s proteges, Pop has worked hard here with us and he deserves what he has gained. Possessing the inevitable ability to see the sunny side of any problem, be it engineering or other wise. Pop will swear that there " ain ' t ' nuf data, " but he will come through with the job at hand just the same. We of ' 37 hope that you will always come through like that. Pop! Here is a boy on whom the cares and responsibilities involved with being a V. M. I. cadet have rested lightly. " O ' Hara, sir, Alexandria, Virginia, sir, " was a famous phrase when the class was still in its in- fancy, and although " Popeye " was never accused of being running, his ready smile was sufficient guard against the depradations of the old cadets. As the years passed, and he became better known, " Popeye " grew to be one of the best liked boys in the class. From one of Virginia ' s oldest cities, he was possessed of all the traits usually associated with a gentleman — ever ready to do what he could for his classmates and V. M. I. One of the artillerymen, he was true to his company, and although his nature was too easy going to let him try hard for military honors, he reached the grade of sergeant. One thing is certain — " Popeye " will never lack for friends. Lewis Boice O ' Hara " popeye " Arlington, Virginia Ci-vil Engineering Field Artillery Corporal (3), O. G. (i ) ; A. S. C. E. (2, r) ; Football (4), Gym Team (4, 3), Rifle Team (4, 3, 2, i) ; 2nd Class Show (2) ; Ambassador Club (4, 3, 2, i). Trying to give a true account of Merrill ' s accomplish- ments at V. M. I. in this limited space is like trying to inscribe Anthony Adverse on a pin head. A glance at his list of activities will give some idea of the bril- liant career Merrill has carved for himself in four short years. To be brief and to the point, this gentle- man is one of the outstanding men at the Institute in every respect. He showed early promise of future greatness when he was elected vice-president of the class, but this was only a start. He has flashed a lot of gold on the sleeves since his Third Class year, ascending the heights of military glory to the position of adjutant. But you ain ' t heard nothing yet. Mer- rill ' s flying feet carried him to fame on the cinder path and to the Olympic tryouts in Chicago last year. To make his list of achievements complete the versatile Mr. Pasco has found time to win academic stars for four years, a host of friends, and the respect of all who know him. James Wood Patteson " jungle jim " Speedwell, Virginia Clinnisiry Infnnfiy Private (4, 3, 2, i) ; V. A. S. (3, i), Wrestling (4) Hansell Merrill Pasco " MERRILL " Raleigh, North Carolina Liberal Arts Infantry Honor Court (3, 2, i) ; General Committee (3, 2, i) ; Corporal (3), Sergeant Major (2), Captain Regimental Adjutant (i); Academic Stars (4, 3, 2, i); Football (4), Track (4, 3, 2, i), Captain Rat Track (4), Cap- tain Varsity Track (1), President Athletic Association and Athletic Council (i); Second Class Finance Com- mittee (2), Hop Committee (i); Episcopal Vestry (i); Florida Club (4, 3), Carolina Club, Vice-President (2), President (i). A native of Southwestern Virginia, " Jungle Jim " found it rather difficult to like V. M. I. at first. In fact, many times since, Jim has come awfully close to leaving, although not always of his own accord! He always said he was the victim of circumstances, but we have our doubts! Jim may not have always pleased the officials, but everyone will remember him as a true brother rat, never hesitating to help anyone in anything he could. He decided to take Chemistry and has shown up well in this course. Calculus, trig, and algebra, never seemed to have any terrors for Jim, so he must have quite a bent for mathematics. This, with his knowledge of chemistry, should take him far. Jim is returning to that part of Virginia he loves so well. He is taking with him a lot of mem- ories — we hope they are pleasant, and in any case, we wish this brother rat much luck down by Elk Creek. Some have a gift for the mihtary, some have a gift for the academic, and some have a gift for the social, but Bunky has admirably combined the gifts for all three. His chevrons, his stars and his brother rats attest to that. However, his best-known gift has been in mathematics, and more than one man has Bunky to thank for clarifying the mystery that is calculus. Bunky is truly a gentleman. He is the kind who re- mains silent if he can think of nothing nice to say about an acquaintance. Although taciturn by nature, his opinions are worth listening to when delivered. Endowed already with a mature judgment, Bunky enters the lists of his chosen profession. Electrical Engineering, well equipped for a successful struggle. George Arthur Phillips " bunky " Jacksowille, Florida Electrical Engineering Cavalry Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (i); Rid- ing Team (2, i) ; Treasurer Second Class Finance Com- mittee (2), Assistant Business Manager Second Class Sho v (2), Treasurer Hop Committee (i), Chairman A. T. E. E. (i) ; Norfolk Club (4, 3, 2, i). Charlie ' s name may not have shone on any athletic team, and he may not have been the highest ranking boy academically, but one thing that his brother rats agree on is his popularity. As an Electrical Engineer he has done well, and he might have easily taken a top stand if he hadn ' t had such strong competition as Bunky Phillips! " A sound mind in a sound body " might well have been Charlie ' s motto. Many a day he was seen playing tennis, at which, incidentally, he is pretty good. He went down often to the swimming pool and is very adept in the water. In other words Phipps has tried to round out his education, and he has done well. This, along with his natural geniality and will- ingness to help out his brother rats, justifies our belief that Charlie will go far. Charles Henry Phipps, Jr. " Charlie ' ' " phippo " Waynesboro, Virginia Electrical Engineering Cavalrv Private (4, 3, 2, i) ; Academic Stars (4, tant Manager Track (2), Wrestling (i) :, i); Assis- A. I. E. E. (i) ; Shenandoah Valle3 ' Club (4, 3, 2, i). Page It " Wild Bill Pickett, from Texas, " would be an excel- lent title for this son of the Lone Star State. At least that is what the uninitiated might think. As a matter of fact. Bill is a gentleman, and he is one of that all too small group at V. M. I. which takes a genuine interest in the higher arts. His special forte is good music, so we are not surprised to learn that he is an organist and a pianist of no mean ability. As toast- master and president of the Texas Club he has dis- played a rare personality and capability. As a cadet he has displayed intelligence and a broad interest in many things. Such qualities go to make an interesting friend and a firm, well-balanced character. Bill will return to his native haunts to show the proud Texans the excellence of quality inherent in V. M. I. men, and a tradition will be maintained. William Hiram Pickett " bill " Palestine, Texas Chemistry, Prc-Mrdual Cavalry Private (4, 3, 2, i), O. G. (i) ; Academic Stars (3, i) ; Texas Club (4, 3, 2, i) ; Second Class Show (2 V. A. S. (2, I). Thomas Nelson Pollard " tommy " " ock " Richmond, Virginia Chemistry Field Artilkry Private (4), Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (0 ; V. A. S. (2, i) ; Assistant Manager Football (2), Manager Rat Track (i). Track Numerals (4) ; Bomb Staff (i), Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, i), " Buddie " Club (i). " Ock " Pollard came to V. M. I. after four studious years in high school in Richmond. At the end of our rat year, even through the usual rat storms, he got his stars along with his stripes. Then the Jeep moved in with Darden and Company. Not only stars went, but stripes as well; but not for long. " Ock " came back to get his chevrons and almost got back those rewards of hard study. Though not enough of an athlete for varsity competition, Tom has shown a great interest in Intramurals. He has become a main- stay on " E " Company ' s teams and won a seat on the Intramural Council. " Ock " cast his lot with Col. Swan ' s chemists, and an unusually bright mind and a strong desire to succeed promise him a rosy future. Always one of the boys, Tom will long be remembered by the many friends he has made at V. M. I. and espe- cially by his brother rats of Thirty-Seven. Page 97 Claude Augustus Pritchett, Jr. " pritch " " bert " " red " Whitmell, Virginia Liberal Arts Cavalr} ' Private (4, 3, 2, i), O. G. (i) ; I. A. L. A. (i); As- sistant Manager Football (2) ; Second Class Show (2) ; Secret Eight (3, 2, i); Cadet Staff (2), Circulation Manager, 7 " ;c Cadet (i); Methodist Club (4); Pied- mont Club (4). Four years ago from the hills of Whitmell came Red to make for himself a place in ' 37. Four years have passed and that place has been more than made — it has become a part of our class. Anyone who knows Red becomes his friend and in their four years his acquaintances have become numerous and varied. With his pleasing and always willing personality he has brought himself close to us all in a way that would be hard to equal. From the start of his Second Class year Red has con- tributed largely to the efficient publication of the Cadet, and this year as Circulation Manager he and his stooges can always be found after taps on Mon- day night wrapping the mailed circulation. The place that Red makes for himself in the future will be of the best, that we are sure. His pleasing way and earnestness will see to that and whatever he decides to do, ' 37 wishes him the greatest success. As four long years of real V. M. I. friendship draws to a close, we realize just how hard it is to come to a parting of the ways. Drake is one of the brothers who has smiled and rollicked his way into the hearts of all of us, and, after we throw our shakoes up together, his familiar presence will be sorely missed. Although serious enough to stand well in his academic work, Drake has never let military aspirations bother him much. In fact, a typical O. G., who else but Drake could have turned Fort Hoyle into a country club last summer, where " every night was New Year ' s Eve. " Brother rat, in years to come, when the toasts go ' round, or ' 37 is mentioned, you can feel sure that we won ' t forget one of the best of them. Drake Pritchett " DRIKO " " blitz " Danville, Virginia Clicmistry Field Artillery Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), O. G. (i); Boxing Cap- tain (4), Boxing (4, 3, 2) ; Advertising Manager, The Bomb (i); Second Class Finance Committee (2); V. A. S. (2, i); Hop Committee. Out of the crabber ' s country came this local boy to make good. Determined to let neither lack of age nor size stand in the way of his ambition, " Hawk " quickly gained recognition as one of the brows of the class, and has been lending a helping hand to the less brainy brothers ever since. Overcoming the handicap of a slight build, the little " Hawk " inserted his feet in a pair of spiked shoes and became one of the track team ' s most dependable performers. His military career is probably one of the shortest in history (he was a sergeant for two days) , but he always contended that he was good officer material. The Bomb could not have secured a more competent business man- ager, for the gray matter and silver tongue in " Hawk ' s " head, together with a sparkling personality make him an ideal business man. " Hawk, " we ' re go- ing to miss your inside dope, your friendly arguments, and your " Take it easy, bud " ! Charles Clement Richardson " CHARLIE " LVNNHAVEN, VIR GINIA Cwil Engineering Infantry Private (4, 3, 2, i), O. G. (i); A. S. C. E. (2, i): Football (4, 3), Boxing (4) ; Tide vater Club (4, 3, 1 i), Norfolk Club (4, 3, 2, i). Henry Singleton Read " hawk " " little s. hawk " Newport News, Virginia Ciiiil Engineering Cavalry Sergeant (2), O. D. (i) ; Academic Stars (4, 3, 2, i) ; Cross Country Team (3, 2, i), Track Team (4, 3, 2, i) ; Monogram Club, A. S. C. E. (2, i) ; Second Class Finance Committee (2), Hop Committee (i), Second Class Show (2) ; Business Staff, The Bomb (2, i). Bus- iness Manager, The Bomb (i). From down Virginia Beach-way came a dashing youth called Charlie Richardson to cast his lot with the brothers of ' 37. With his military training at both Blackstone and Georgia Military, Charlie had the drop on many of us, but during the four years up here, chevrons had little lure for him. He came to V. M. I. with one idea, and that was to get his degree in Civil Engineering. Frequent tanglings with the school ' s disciplinarians found him an ardent penalty tourist. A natural talent for drafting and lettering helped him a lot, and much of his work is still on exhibition in Nichols Hall. Love affairs came and went with this lad who ' s escapades were widely known. His satirical sense of humor and a desire to enter into a bull session made him very good company for us. An engineer through and through, we say, " Best o ' luck Charlie. " William Pitts Riley " stooge " " pocky JON ' ES " Baltimore, Maryland Liberal Arts Field Artillery Private (4, 3, 2, i), O. G. (i); I. A. L. A. (i); Wrestling (4., 3, 2, i); Monogram Club (3, 2, i ) ; liaseball (+, 3) ; Assistant Manager Baseball (2), Man- ager Rat Baseball (i) ; Second Class Show (2) ; Mary- land Club (4, 3, 2, i); Bomb Staff (i); Ping Pong Champion (3, 2, i); Vice-President Maryland Club. " Stoogie Coogie, " the invincible mite of " D " Com- pany, has won more than a warm spot in the hearts of ' 37. He is a friend and buddy of all. Though he went stripeless for four years, Pitts was a dashing O. G. during his last year. " Stooge " was not the sort of fellow who would let a chance to have some fun roll by, so he frequently tangled with the higher ups for his cadet career. He was a born Liberal Artist, but he had a flair for athletics in a mild way. He showed his versatility by wrestling, and by win- ning an intramural title in boxing and two in ping pong. Though not a brow, " Stooge kept right up with the rest of the brothers. At camp last year, Pitts came into his own. He was one who got a uniform " too small, " and he wore it everywhere including Vir- ginia Beach on the Fourth. An all-round good fel- low, but a bit of a devil was our pal, " Stooge. " We ' ll miss him! Quiet and unassuming, Kenney B. has won a plac? m the hearts of his brother rats for his sincerity and friendliness. He is one of those men who don ' t say much but let their work speak for them. A conscien- tious student, Kenney B. will be an asset to any group to which he is connected. Possessing no flair for things military, Mrs. Robinson ' s boy has been a lowly private for four years, but he was outstandingly " eager " with the Infantrymen at Fort Washington. Kenney ' s only claim to military fame lies in the fact that upon him was bestowed the title of " Tent Com- mandant " of good tent 24 in Abraham ' s village on the Potomac. Always ready and willing to help others, Kenney is well-fitted to continue his studies for the medical profession. When he goes on to other schools we know that he will show the same char- acteristics and make a host of new friends. Kenneth Bryant Robinson " kenxey b " WOODLAWN, ViRCINTA Chemistry, Pre-Medical Infantry Private (4, 3, v. A. S. (2, i) ; Pistol Team, Rifle Team; Wesley Club (4, 3, 2, i). Our friend, John Ivey, is one of those who takes his pleasures from hfe just as they come, and apparently they come in great quantities, for he is always happy. He has a cheerful greeting and a smile for everyone, as though the world were his. There is a serious side to Johnny ' s nature too. Although it is not at first apparent to casual acquaintances, it impresses his friends as being his outstanding characteristic. Nat- urally endowed with a keen mind, Johnny has little trouble with his studies and has great success with poetry. He has the ability for going to the bottom of things, and for getting a job done well there is no better choice than he. And speaking of jobs, especially beautiful jobs, we find in them the thing in which Johnny shines. The tales of his escapades have spread far and wide to make him V. M. I. ' s greatest Romeo. John Ivey Ruff " johnny " Miami, Florida ' Cliemistry, Pre-Medical Field Artillery Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), O. G. (i) i) ; Business Staff, The Bomb (i) ; Second Class Show (4,3). V. A. S. (2, IvANHOE Harrison Sclater, Jr. " slop " " harry " PiTTSFiELD, Massachusetts Liberal Arts Field Artillery Corporal (3), Private (2), O. G. (i); Basketball (4, 3), Baseball (4, 2), Assistant Manager Varsity Basket- ball (2), Manager Varsity Basketball (i); Bomb Staff vi) ; Second Class Show (2) ; Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, i). Presenting the Pittsfield prevaricator, God ' s gift to the bull session! Since he signed away his liberty back in ' 33, " Slop " has amused the brothers with his wild stories — stories which were amazing unless some one asked him to certify. " Slop ' s " career at the In- stitute has been one of ups and downs, but he has always faced summer school, penalty tours, and other such inconveniences with a stoical attitude which has brought him out on top. Even a stormy year in the 223 Gorilla A. C. failed to drop him for the count, although such ideas as vacationing in Florida were somewhat objected to by the authorities. Starting out to blaze a trail of military glory, " Slop " gave that up for the more carefree life of a private, a lucky break for the clean sleeve boys. A keen wit, a swell sense of humor, and a sparkling personality have made " Slop " an indispensable fixture in the class of ' 37. When you " send Sebastian to the change drawer for fo ' million " don ' t forget the brothers, " Slop. " Harold Carlock Sheffey " red " " sheafe " Marion, Virginia Liberal Arts Infantry Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), O. G. (i) ; Assistant Man- ager Baseball (2); Second Class Show (2); Presby- terian Club (4, 3, 2, i) ; Southwest A ' irginia Club (4, 3, Without seeming to try, Red has gained as many friends as anyone in the corps and has become one of the most popular members of our class. Easy going and likeable, he has found a group of kindred souls among the Liberal Artists. Although he always had a secret longing for chev- rons. Red soon found that the effort necessary to keep running did not chime with his philosophy of life. He reached the grade of sergeant, but his First Class year was spent in the ranks — and he was happy. Although not involved in many activities, he nevertheless took a keen interest in school affairs, particularly the dances, where his flaming hair worked havoc with the fairer sex. And just how the bull sessions will get along without Red in years to come is hard to imagine. In this corner, at one hundred and twenty-five pounds, Mr. Sherrard of V. M. L, Southern Conference champion. Those words are music to Joe ' s ears for they mean wrestling, and this gentleman had rather wrestle than eat. Joe ' s modest, retiring manner gives one the impression that he is a very meek little boy, but he is a package of dynamite on the mat as any of his opponents will testify. In other branches of endeavor Joe is equally dependable. A steady worker, he has successfully pressed up the hill of science in the civil department, and avoiding the pitfalls that lie along the path to military glory, he has attained the rank of lieutenant in the pebble-pusher company. In his capacity as head cheer leader, Joe showed the kind of V. M. I. spirit that even the old grads couldn ' t kick about. Here ' s hoping you throw a head scissors on any obstacle that may confront you in the world, Joe. Joseph Holmes Sherrard " joe " Lancaster, Pennsylvania Civil Engineering Infantry Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), ist Lieutenant (i) ; A. S. C. E. (2, i) ; Wrestling (4, 3, 2, i), Captain Wrestling Team (i), Gvm Team (4, 3, 2, i), Captain Gvm Team (2, i), Baseball (4); Cheer Leader (3, 2, i), Head Cheer Leader (i) ; Monogram Club (3, 2, i) ; Second Class Show (2) ; Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, i). " Sinky " came running up to us near Limit Gates in 1933 and exclaimed, " Are you going to V. M. I. " ? That was our introduction to Cecil, and soon all of ' 37 came to know the lad from " outside of Hamp- ton. " Though he wasn ' t a trifler, Cecil was not ad- verse to a bit of fun at the right time. The weaker sex held little in the way of attraction for our hero, but he did not ignore the girls as is shown by his attendance at the Hops. After two years of math and history, he cast his lot with the " test-tubers " and Doc Carroll ' s pre-meds. Cecil intends to enter Medi- cal School after graduation and become a doctor. His big heart and good nature would make him a perfect " gim boy. " Though not a brow, Cecil kept right along with the boys in every way. Military was not his calling so he was an outstanding " buck " and O. G. in the squat cavalry company. Best luck, Cecil! Cecil Lowry Sinclair " sinky " Hampton, Virginia Chrm islry, Prr-Mrdhal Cavalry- Private (4, 3, (2); 2, i), O. G. (i); Second Class Show Tidewater Club (4, 3, 2, i). Sydney Strother Smith, Jr. " s. s. " " smitty " Richmond, Virginia Chemistry Cavalry Corporal (3), tst Sergeant (2), Captain (i) ; V. A. S. (2, i) ; Football (4), Track (4, 3, 2, i) ; Numeral (4) ; Monogram Club (3, 2, i) ; Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, i). Strother came to us from Richmond. The military life was nothing new to him as he was in the John Marshall High School Cadet Corps. It must have been a terrible let-down to come from a Cadet Cap- tain to a lowly rat, but Strother didn ' t seem to mind much. From the very first he showed his military possibilities, and at the end of his four years Strother was Captain of " C " Company. Track held a fascination for him, and with charac- teristic determination Strother built himself into a very good distance man. As a First Class man he was elected captain of the varsity cross country team. He was a consistent point winner for the track team during his three years of varsity competition. As for the social side we can say that he was all for Hollins, and he did all right for himself. Page 103 In his home town they call him " Handsome, " but at V. M. I. they call him " Whiskey. " Our hero comes from the hills of Southwest Virginia where he was " the " outstanding boy in high school, a pillar of strength on all athletic teams and the most eligible bachelor in the village. As we go down the stretch of our cadetship we see him no varsity athlete and he ' s Lloydered around too much to be eligible. " Whiskey " had the idea that he was a military man and the Com- mandant had too, but the General didn ' t have that idea on two different occasions. Tate, with or with- out stripes, always did his best for the company. He fought hard on all of " C " Company ' s intramural teams and was awarded a seat on the Intramural Council. " Whiskey " has been the butt of many jokes and he ' s taken it all with a grin. This good natured- ness assures us that he will get along wherever he goes. Edward French Tate, Jr. " whiskey " Norton, Virginia Ch ' il Engineering Cavalry Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), O. G. (i); Football (4, 2), Boxing (4) ; A. S. C. E. (2, i) ; Riding Team {2, i), Gym Team (2); Editorial Staff, The Cadet (2), Business Staff, Tlie Cadet (2), Business Manager, The Cadet (i); Second Class Show (2); Southwest Vir- ginia Club (4, 3). It is certainly safe to say that no other person has ever come to V. M. I. as a Second Classman and made for himself the place in his class that " Ace " has. Always smiling and always loyal to his friends, he has proven himself to be a man who we are glad and proud to call our brother rat. When he got here he was faced with the Herculian task of learning both how to get on in barracks as a rat and how to attack the studies of the Second Class Pre-Meds. Robert made the job look easy. He soon mastered enough along the military line, and by the end of the year his wit and humor had made him outstanding in barracks life. Concentrating on his studies, he has made him- self one of the best of Doc ' s boys. His ability and his interest in his chosen field, coupled with his mag- netic personality, insures his success. Wherever he may go, it is certain that there are ninety-one men who will remember the " Ace " and his " Hell, Cadet. " Robert Hay Taylor " ace " " ROBERT " Maplewood, New Jersey Pre-Medical Private (2, 1) ; V. A. S. Page 104 This tall, lanky, goon-like creature takes his place among ' 37 ' s immortal fun personalities. Little both- ered by military responsibilities he has beneficially spent his four years in captivity by cultivating the friendships of his brother rats. Now he may truly call each one his friend, and justly so, for his is the gift of winning hearts. An unbalanced life for the cadet is as bad as an un- balanced diet for the actress, so the " Goon " has taken pains to see that his V. M. I. ruffage is topped off with a little dessert in the form of HoUins and Sweet Briar. He isn ' t exactly a throat-cutter, but he bears watching, especially at dances. In addition to all his personality and charm the " Goon " is well up in his efficiency, as many a guard tour record helps testify. Walter Dorsey Taylor " goon gal " Princeton, West Virginia Ciml Engineering Cavalry Private (4, 3, 2, i), O. G. (i); A. S. C. E. (2, i) : Basketball Numeral (4) ; West Virginia Club (4). Ralph Waldo Tetlaff " RALPH " Riverside, Illinois Cliemistry Field Artillery Corpora! (3), Sergeant (2), O. G. (i); V. A. S. (2 i) ; Football (3), Track (3, 2). It takes a good deal of initiative and perserverance to enter V. M. I. as a Third Class rat. Ralph joined the class of ' 37 late, but he showed from the first a de- termination to remain and an ambition to succeed. Joining the " Ritchie " boys after that first hectic year which we all know so well, Ralph found his academic duties lessening, while his friendships grew in " F " Company ' s ranks. When a vacancy occurred in the " rout step " Company at the beginning of his Second Class year, Ralph ' s work was rewarded with sergeant ' s stripes. He was a high-ranking O. G. and an enthu- siastic Intramural participater during his First Class year. Ralph has done well at V. M. I. and he may go back to his native State of Illinois in the assurance that he takes with him our best wishes. Hal Law Threadcraft, Jr. " hal junior " Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineiiina Cavalry Corporal (3), Sergeant (2); O. G. (i); Assistant Manager Boxing (2), Manager Boxing (i); Riding Team (2, i) ; Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, i). Among the Richmond boys who matriculated with the class of ' 37 was Hal Threadcraft. Hal was put in " C " Company and a true cavalryman he turned out to be. As a rat he could never understand how a fellow townsman, a first lieutenant in " C " Company, could be so indifferent to his welfare. Under the Major ' s caustic tongue Hal developed into an accom- plished horseman. He blames either his or Piggy ' s appetite for an abrupt termination of his military career. Hal decided to pursue the Civil Engneering Course, and pursue it he did with remarkable con- scientiousness. He was not a " brow, " bu; he stood well up in his class. Hal ' s feud with Piggy was one of the amusing features of barracks life. He was hap- piest when " riding " Tate, and deep was his chagrin when Piggy managed to get something on him. His quick temper was offset by his quick smile, and he was a real brother rat. " Squads Right! " . . . Ho, my hearties, it ' s " Wakey " Townes front and center. The dashing lad from the Cockade City always was a military man in spite of a reversal in 1935. He always wanted to be a college boy, so he adopted A. B. C. as his fraternity and was a loyal brother every time ' 37 had a holiday. At Fort Washington, " Wakey " showed the boys and " Abra- ham " how the Army should be run. W. W. started out to be a civil man, but " Phi " changed his mind; Liberal Arts was his calling, and he just missed stars last year. He is a terror to new cadets of the Infantry but putty in the hands of the fair ladies. In spite of his many love affairs, " Wakey " hasn ' t been hooked by any lass — as yet. His winning personality and ex- tremely good luck will carry him far on the road to success. We are right tonight, and every night will be New Year ' s Eve. ' 37 will miss " Wakey " — our pal, brother rat, and gentleman. William Waverly Townes, Jr. " WAKEV " Petersburg, Virginia Liberal Arts Infantry Corporal (3), Q. M. Sergeant (2), Captain (i); Cross Country (4), Boxing (4), Assistant Manager Baseball (2), Manager Freshman Basketball (i) ; Sec- ond Class Finance Committee (2), Second Class Show (2); Hop Committee (i), Feature Editor, T ie Cadet (i), Associate Editor, The Bomb (i). There are certain men in barracks that have won their stripes by such intrinsic quahties of neatness and efficiency that they have been beyond criticism on the part of the corps when the authorities saw fit to con- fer just reward. Such a man is Frank. Coming to us from the Empire State, Frank lost Uttle time in carving for himself an enviable niche in the corps of cadets. It is to his credit that he attended strictly to business his first two years in the corps, because once he had attained a saber as color sergeant he proved himself a true and respected brother rat, in his next positions of first sergeant and officer, respec- tively, in old " E " Company. John Randolph Tucker, Jr. " bunny " RiCHMONU, Virginia Liberal Arts Cavalry Honor Court (2, i) ; General Committee (3, 2, i) ; Cor- poral (3), Q. M. Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (i) ; Aca- demic Stars (4, 2, i) ; Football (4, 2), Wrestling (4), Track (4, 3, 2, i) ; Second Class Finance Committee (2), Hop Committee (i), Assistant Editor, The Bomb (i) ; Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, i), Vice-President Rich- mond Club (2). Frank Hotchkiss Travis, Jr. " frank " Tarrvtow.v, Niiw York C iimis ry, Prc-Mcdical Field Arlillerv Corporal (3), Color Sergeant (2), ist Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (i); V. A. S. (2, i); Business Staff, The Cadet (2), Assistant Advertising Manager, The Cadfl (i), Rifle Team (4, 3, 2, i) ; Yankee Club (4, 3, 2. i). Every school has its cliques, and V. M. I. is no excep- tion. The fact that " Bunny " can claim a member- ship in each one is a real tribute to his personality. He ha s endeared himself to his brother rats as a class officer, as a scholar, and as a hard worker; but perhaps his winning characteristic is his sense of humor. " Bun- ny " is one of those rare individuals who can find fun in any situation. If the chemists of the future should take the qualities of a true gentleman, add to them an indomitable will and the determination to establish an enviable record in every undertaking, and in that mix humor and affection, they would have " Bunny " incarnate, the enthusiastic hell-raiser of the class of ' 37. There will never be a substitute to fill " Bunny ' s " place in barracks and in the hearts of his brother rats. In his climb to fame he will always remain the same ' Bunny. " When George was very little, he made up his mind to come to V. M. I., and although New Mexico is a long way from Lexington, he never swerved from that choice. ' 37 today is glad that he did not change his mind. Active in many class undertakings, he has saved several cadet dramatic presentations by his in- terpretations of feminine parts on the stage. In addi- tion, he has proved his versatility by becoming the best Alumni Editor The Cadet has ever had. A Lib- eral Artist, he is better with the pen than with the sword, and although he attained the grade of sergeant, his First Class year found him chevronless. Although he will probably be separated in years to come from his brother rats by a long distance, it is safe to say that George will never stop rooting for the Institute. George Page Valliant " CEORGE " " CASPAR MlLQUETOASl " Albuquerque, New Mexico Libei .l Arts Cavalry Corpnral (3), Sergeant (2), O. G. (1) ; BuMiiess Staff, The Cadet (2), Editorial Staff, The Cadet (2), Alumni Editor, The Cadet (i), Associate Editor, The Bomb (i) ; Dramatic Club (4, 3); 2nd Class Show (2). Give him a pair of pliers and some wire and he will be happy. " Shootie " takes a great delight in fur- nishing his room with little homemade gadgets and doo-dads, and they testify to his cleverness. He has the faculty for working out details. Destined for the Gold Coast since his first day at V. M. I., " Shootie " has attained that end by dint of neatness, perseverance, and a conscientious observa- tion of the rules, regulations and customs. He has fitted in well and will get along wherever he goes. However, no picture of " Shootie " would be complete without some reference to his mouth organ and his guitar, and we will remember him best in his role of the congenial hill-billy entertainer. Luther Bynum Way, Jr. " shootie " Norfolk, Virginia Ciinl Engineering Cavalry Corporal (3), Regimental Q. M. Sergeant (2), Regi- mental Q. M. Captain (i) ; Fcotball (4), Track (4, 3, 2, I ) ; Second Class Show, Second Class Finance Com- mittee (2), Hop Committee; Bomb Staff, Norfolk Club (4, 3. 2, I). For three years this boy has been the much-suffering mail orderly for the class, and a more patient soul never Hved. His good nature and his reputation for friendhness have gained him a host of friends, not only in the ranks of ' 37, but in the entire school. He is one of Doc Carroll ' s Pre-Med. boys and, like all chemists at V. M. L, holds a true contempt for any- one misguided enough to take some other course. In like manner, he has never seen lit to try very hard for military glory, and has spent his time with the boys in the ranks. A cavalryman, he is an expert horseman, and he thinks that the horsemen are the best group of men in the world. He will be remem- bered by his classmates as a man, who although harassed and worried by the boys who thought they rated a letter, always got the mail through! Claude Wilson White ■ ' moon ' -puss " Augusta, Georgia Chrmistry, Pn-Mi ' dical Cavalry Private (4, 3, 2, i); Football (4), Riding Team (i), Assistant Manager Rat Baseball (2); Yankee Club (4, 3), Georgia Club (2). Beverley Randolph Whittle " twit " " poncho " Norfolk, Virginia Civil Engineering Artillery Class President (4, 3, 2, i); Honor Court (3. 2, i); General Committee (3, 2, i); Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (i); Captain Boxing Team (i). Boxing (4, 3, 2, i), Baseball (4); Second Class Fi- nance Committee (2), Second Class Show (2); Post Exchange Council (3); Hop Committee (4, 3, 2, i); Ring Committee (2), Pin Committee (3); Norfolk Club (4, 3. 2, i). Bong! There goes the sound that starts Poncho ' s fists flying. No, he is not punch drunk — just a boxing en- thusiast. For four years Twit has been a mainstay on V. M. I. boxing teams, and this year he was rewarded with the captaincy of the leather pushers. However, athletic achievement is only a sample of Twit ' s career at the Institute. He holds the highest position to which a V. M. I. cadet can aspire, the presidency of his class, in which capacity he has more than fulfilled the trust placed in him by his classmates. After wear- ing zippers on his chevrons for three years. Twit ' s military prowess has finally come to the fore in the form of a lieutenancy. He leaves in his wake a host of friends acquired by virtue of a swell disposition and a generous and fun-loving nature. He takes with him the sincere gratitude of his brother rats for his unselfish leadership of the class of ' 37 and the best wishes of the entire school for the success in life which will undoubtedly be his. " Knot Head, " the ham-nosed man from Smithfield, and he ' s proud of it, has won a place high in the af- fections of his brother rats. He is one of the easiest- going men in the class. The even tenor of his ways, his self-control, and his friendly nature have combined to make him one of the outstanding personalities in barracks. It is the opinion of the informed that " Guts " missed his calling when he took civil engineering. Morpheus is his god, the hay is his altar, and his spirit is that of the true liberal artist. In spite of this he is a hard worker and loyally contributed his share to this year ' s success of " A " Company. He wastes little of his val- uable energy in the chase after women, but they seem to find some subtle charm in his utter indifference. Luther Rawls Williams " cuts " " knot head " Smithfield, Virginia Ctivil Engineering Cavalry Private (4, 3, 2, i) ; A. S. C. E. (2, i) ; Fn,itball (4), Track (4), Assistant Manager Basketball (2); Mail Orderly (3, 2); Floor Committee (i), " Buddie " Club (i), Lower Peninsula Club (4, 3, 2, i). " That boy Wilson has something on the ball, " says Voltaire Windshield, eminent columnist. Mae West, movie queen, says, " Move a little closer, my tall, dark and handsome boy friend. " " He has talent, " says Pinky, the famous military dictator. But perhaps the greatest compliment comes from an unnamed Hollins lassie who says, " Oh Edgar, my heart beats like a big bass drum every time you smile at me! " From these unsolicited testimonials it is plain to be seen that the elder Wilson has unlimited accomplishments. His personality is of the " bubbling-over " variety, and when we happen to remember that Edgar isn ' t really a brother rat of ' 37, we always feel surprised. But Edgar has something more solid than mere person- ality. He has perseverance and the will to succeed. The chemists have a staunch supporter in Edgar. Edgar Stovall Wilson, Jr. " eggar " " edgarais " Brunswick, Georgia Chemistry Cavalry Corporal (3), Q. M. Sergeant (2), Bt. Sergeant Major (2), Captain (i); Boxing (4), Football (4), Rifle Team (3, 2, i). Riding Team (2, i). Second Class Show (2), Second Class Finance Committee (2), Bus- iness Staff, TJie Cadet (2), Advertising Manager Tlie Cadet (i); Hop Committee (i); V. A. S. (2, i); Christmas Club (2, i). Here is probably our one brother rat who has never been worried. As things come, he takes them, and usually in a manner that finds him well in command of the situation. To date women seems to have pre- sented him his one difficulty, but after four years of experiment he claims to have solved and conquered this greatest of problems. His aspirations have never been military but rather to make friends, enjoy every minute of the day, and at the same time put his academic courses to the greatest advantage. In all these he has certainly succeeded; and whatever path he follows in the future, his ami- able disposition and level-headedness will surely carry him to the top. In parting we will deeply miss him and his always cheerful, optimistic outlook. Wher- ever he goes and whatever he does ' 37 wishes him the be st of luck. James Walton Wilson " WADDY " " SIEPIN FETCHIT " Brunswick, Georgia Chem slry Cavalry Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), 0. (j. (i), Academic stars (4, 3, 2, i), v. A. S. (2, i), i ifle Team (4, 3, 2, i), Business Staff, The Cadcl (2), Assistant Advertising Manager (i). Manager Baseball (2), Riding Team (2, i). Secret Eight (2, i), 2nd Class Show (2), Georgia Clnb (4, 3, 2, i). John Wilson Stephenson Wise " stevie " " chesty " Hampton, Virginia Liberal Arts Infantry Private (4, 3, 2, i); Football (4), Wrestling (2, i); Editorial Staff, The Cadel (2), Re-Write Editor, The Cadet (i) ; Tidewater Club (4, 3, 2, i). Stevie Wise was slated to go to V. M. I. from the very first day he appeared on this green earth. From time immemorial the Wises have had their representa- tives in the Corps of Cadets. This long-legged in- dividual has never pretended to be a military man and four years of clean sleeves proudly attest to this fact. It would have been an insult to his brothers for Steve to have gotten any stripes. Stevie ' s beaming face can always be seen high above all others at Hop times or any other time that a bunch of the fair sex are present. He has an eye for beauty and what ' s more, Steve always knows their names! He ' s really got something there. Behind Stevie ' s carefree attitude there is a serious sincerity that will make friends for him no matter where he goes. A true gentleman, Steve will always be a credit to the class of ' 37 and to the Institute. James Rives Worsham, Jr. " WOOTS ' ' " rabbi " Norfolk, Virgima Liberal Arts Cavalry Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), O. G. (i) ; Academic Stars (4, 3, 2, i) ; President I. A. L. A. (i) ; Wrestling (4), Assistant Manager Basketball (2) ; Staff, The CiiJcl (3, 2), Assistant News Editor, TIu- Cadet (i); Weslev Methodist Club (4) ; Norfolk Club (4). Radical, bolshevik, revolutionist extraordinary! To ' 37 his extreme views on any and all subjects have become a part of barracks life. Any discussion of the fairer sex will always bring forth his extreme views on womankind. His education along the paths of liberal arts has prepared him well to express his beliefs, and anywhere at any time we find him ready to argue his points, never admitting defeat. Military life has held but little glamour for him, and, his interests lying elsewhere, he has left it to others. But " Woots " certainly has not let any of his time go to waste, for during his four years here he has centered his efforts on the " Cadet " and his academic work in a most successful way. His friendly nature has brought him close to the hearts of us all, and in parting he will leave a vacancy that will never be filled. Although Bill Worth came to us from the " Windy City, " his is not at all a blustering personahty. In- stead, coming in with us late as he did, he quietly picked up the tread of barracks life, concentrated on his studies, and became interested in the barracks ' publications. At Fort Hoyle, Bill developed into quite a social lion on the post, and few were the week-ends that found him in camp. When the trials of a first year was over, Bill cast his lot with the chemists. From then on he stuck by his test tubes and beakers, and even " Organic " couldn ' t keep him from his dip. During his first class year he rendered valuable aid to The Cadet staif with his weekly " Exchange " column. For three years the ranks have been Bill ' s calling, and consequently he was a staunch upholder of the O. G. traditions. William Heath Worth " bill " Chicago, Illivois Cliemistry Field Artillery Private (3, 2, i), O. G. ( i ) ; V. A. S. (2, i) ; Editorial Staff, The Cadet (2), Exchange Editor, The Cadet (i) ; Assistant Manager Track (2) ; Yankee Club (3, 2, i). Whether he was winning something or other for old " B " Company, or striding along in front of his pla- toon, or just uptown with the boys, it has always been the same old Boot, athletically, militarily, and per- sonally — a friend to all and a good brother rat. The Boot has the happy faculty of always knowing just when to stop playing long enough to get some- thing really accomplished; then he ' s right back, all set for another " fun spot " with " the boys. " A monogram man since his Third Class year, Zimmer- man was one of the best all-round athletes in school. He was outstanding in intramural participation. Whatever Boot plans to do after leaving us, we know that he ' ll make a go of it, and ' 37 wishes him every success. William Hugh Zimmerman " WINDY bill " Augusta, Georgia Liberal Arts Infantry Honor Court (i); General Committee (i); Corporal (3, ist Sergeant (2), Captain, Battalion Commander (i) ; Second Class Finance Committee (2), Second Class Show (2); Hop Committee (i); Georgia Club (4, 3, James Arundel Zimmeralax, Jr. " jim " " boot " Severna Park, Maryland Chemistry Infantry Corporal (3), Sergeant (2), 2nd Lieutenant (i) ; V. A. S. (2, i); Football (+, 2, i). Basketball (4, 3, 2, i), Track (4, 3 , 2, i). Monogram Club (3, 2, i), Cham- pionship Intramural Cup (2) ; Bomb Staff (i) ; Second Class Show (2) ; Floor Committee (i) ; Maryland Club (4, 3, 2, i), President (i); Secretary of Monogram Club. Corporal, First Sergeant, and Battalion Commander, but Bill Zimmerman has always bsen the same Windy; none of his stripes cost him a friend. Ever ready to trifle at the proper time, Windy knew when to get serious. As " B " Company ' s captain we see him work- ing to put his company at the head of the regiment. An all-round athlete, his work in intramurals has been outstanding although his first love is, and will be, golf. Get him started on golf and he ' ll talk as long as anyone will listen. Possessing a profound dislike for anything mathematical. Bill cast his lot with the Liberal Artists. Though not a star man he has kept constantly in the upper third of the class. No matter where the boys of ' 37 go they ' ll all remember the sorry jokes that Bill told in his four years as a cadet. It ' s the parting with fellows like Bill Zimmerman that gives the last Finals such sadness. Page 113 HISTORY OF THE CLA a 1937 IHl T " TH ly.v i?5 -; . tsiM zJtM ■■ M A1 .j H,19l - H S! -f BM £ ' «H M zrjil ■ ijm i H a m ' " iSSBMM Is ' x JK MM ; - i ' :; ! PR - .a ibdaBdfedkk .. Hyn : ij P F 4t- «r HB THr ' Ts-?; B " $ . Tlit rm HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF ' 38 Our third year at V. M. I. is rapidly drawing to a close. Soon we will assume the privi- leges and responsibilities of First Classmen. As we prepare to take over these duties, we stop for a moment to recall our experiences of the past years which have all combined to fit us for our future work. Mere words can not adequately describe our experiences as rats. Drills, shirt-tail parades, extra drills, cheer-rallies, company room, hops, Easter Sunday, the dash for the fourth stoop — all are indelibly imprinted on every individual ' s memory. Our trip to Chancellors- ville to re-enact the famous Civil War battle was the outstanding event of our first year. Dust-choked convoys, the hike through the Wilderness, the battle, parade, those two mis- erable nights spent in tents, the bean-line, that hand-out in Gordonsville, all contributed to a great trip. Finals of ' 35 found us recognized individually as " old cadets " and collec- tively as a class. After a rousing time we parted to enjoy the summer furlough. But at the close of a wonderful summer, inevitable September brought most of us back again, eager to begin " processing " the incoming rats. We suddenly discovered that our ideas about company room, cheer-rallies, and shirt-tail parades had become somewhat altered. Why they were just what these blankety-blank " misters " needed! And the more they got the better it would be for all concerned. But even the novelty of the new cadets wore off after a while and we settled down to the long nine months ' grind. Just before Thanksgiving we received our class pins. These served to draw us still closer together as a class of " brother rats. " Another fun-packed Christmas furlough sped by and ' 38 re- turned to school with a new form of diversion — bombs. But as usual the authorities were not long in quelling the disturb ance and the class was forced to go on pledge to " refrain from further use of explosives " till Finals. Easter with Jan Garber furnished the high- light of the spring activities. With May came ' 38 ' s first spring hike. For three days we struggled through the wilds of Rockbridge County, tired and footsore, but on the whole glad to get away from the monotonous routine of barracks life. Plans for the class ring were completed and the class decided on the green stone and green gold finish. The Sec- ond Class Finance Committee was organized and plans laid out for taking over the duties of the coming year. Kay Kyser ' s excellent music topped another gala finals and sent us merrily forth to enjoy the summer months. Back once more for the new session, we hardly recognized the barracks, which had been remodeled during the summer furlough. We soon found our new quarters well worth the trouble they cost us during the first month or two. The best football season in many years helped pass the time, and finally the great day came — the day of the Ring Figure. That whole week-end we can only describe as perfect. After receiving our rings we have some- how become more to each other than just the familiar " brother rat " ; we are bound to- gether now by an inseparable tie. Christmas was soon at hand and we all dashed home to exhibit that unapproachable piece of jewelry. Returning to school in January, we were jolted back to earth by mid-term exams. For the remainder of the spring months we looked forward to becoming First Classmen — the ulti- mate goal for which we have been striving since September, 1934. And now we are First Classmen! We enter our final year with the utmost confidence and highest expectations. THE GLASS OF 1938 THl ViLLiAM Hexrv Abbitt NORFOLK ' , VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering George Lewis Ashman DEERFIELD, ILLINOIS Liberal Arts James Howard Baldwin pasav, rizal, p. i. (Jivil E.ngineering Newland Baldwin, Jr. PASAV, RIZAL, p. I. Elcctric il Engineering Dax.el O ' Coxxell Bavless HOUSTON, TEXAS Electrical Engineering James Garland Beard vinton ' , virginia Ciiiil Engineering Matthew Roger Beebe ARLINGTON ' , VIRGINIA (hvil Engineering John Cle elaxli Bell, Jr. MAVSMLLE, NORTH CAROLINA Civil Engineering Joseph X. Bell GOSHEN, VIRGINIA (Jivil Engineering Harold Da " idsox Bickford BLFFAI.O, NEW YORK Electrical Engineering Herbert Villlam Booth ROSELI.E, NEW J ERSE V P re-Medical Richard Booth, Jr. lynchburg, virginia Prc-Medical Donald Palmer Bover, Jr- RICHMOKn, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts WlLLIA?,! PrESTOX BoYER ORANGE, VIRGINIA Chemistry George W. Brown, Jr. BEDFORD, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Lanier Dunn Blford RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Chemistry Ammen Lewis Burger, Jr. LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Gilbert Eugene Butler ROANOKE, VIRGINIA (]ivil Engineering Brlce Barclay Cameron, Jr. WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA Civil Engineering Thornton Wilson Campp.ell LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA , Civil Engineering A. ] L Randolph Charrington, Jr. WARRENTON, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Edward Talkott Clark, Jr. ELLICOTT CnV, MAR-iLANI) Liberal Arts Charles Carter Cole university, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering John Booth Cole ANNISTON, ALABAMA Cii ' il Engineering TH i ' REELixG Tufts Colt HAZI.F.TOX, PEKNSVI.VAMA Clifinistry AXDREW JOLINE CoLLIER ATLANTA, GEORGIA Liberal Arts AxDREU ' Bexjamin Consol o, Jr. NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Chemistry Robert Stlart Cottrell, Jr. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Liberal A,ts Almert Willits Crowell POKISMOUTH, VIRGINIA FJeetrieal Lnyineering Hexrv Rosworth Darlixg, Jr. AUGUSIA, GEORGIA Libera] Arts Albert Perci al Dexxis, Jr. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Enijineering Robert Blackwood Dlxox LEXINGION, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering George Valextixe Doerr, Jr. MlNNEArOLIS, MINNESOTA Liberal Arts Joseph Thop las Doxon ' ax, Jr. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Leonard CRA YLEY Doughty, Jr. PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA Pre-Medieal Wn.LLAM Edwin Dressler COVINGTON, VIRGINIA P re-Medical Page 136 James McKee Dunlap LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Albert Kyle Earnest RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Fletcher Burns Emmerson HOUSTON, TEXAS Civil Engineering Granville Branson Fawley cootes store, virginia Civil Engineering Kirkpatrick Parish Ferguson CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA Chemistry Albert Henry Fiedler GREENPORT, LONG ISLAND, NEW VORK Civil Engineering Gary Julian Flythe RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Joseph Armisteao Ford, Jr. lynchburg, virginia Pre-Medical George Lee Fosque, Jr. ONANCOCK, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical Glenn Taylor Foust, Jr. NORTON, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical Robert Lee Goldsmith drexel hill, pennsylvania Chemistry Perry Monroe Gwaltney, Jr. PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering TH Richard Oliver Harrell, Jr. south boston, virginia Liberal Arts Jesse Hartwell Heath, Jr. PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering George Effinger Herring NATURAL BRIDGE, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Roger Stanwood Hovey LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS Chemistry Harrison Hubard BON AIR, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering Richard Henry Hutchison, Jr. washington, district of columbia Pre-Medical Thomas Stanley Jeffrey, Jr. arvonia, virginia Electrical Engineering Yancey Henry Knowles MOUNT OLIVE, NORTH CAROLINA (Jivil Engineering Levin Winder Lane, IV WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA Chemistry ' : Carl John Lang BRONX, NEW YORK Chemistry Randolph Leigh, Jr. MCLEAN, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical Raymond Victor Long, Jr. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Page 138 Warrie Wayne Lugar, Jr. eaci.e rock, virginia Liber til Arts MoNcuRE Nelson Lyon, Jr. PURCELLVILLE, VIRGINIA Cheinistiy Anthony Russell Maguire PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND Chemistry Joseph Wade Marshall NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical Herrert Esten Martin, Jr. LANEXA, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts Leonard Sebastl-vn Martin MALVERNE, NEW JERSEY Liberal Arts Richard David Martin HAMPTON, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering Robert Norvell Mathews charleston, west virginia Civil Engineering Dunsmore Mawyer, Jr. lovincston, virginia Chernistry William Raymond McCoy, Jr. lexington, virginia Civil Engineering John Chester McKenzie, Jr. APPAI.ACHIA, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Raymond Ring Messick ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Chemistry THE 1 George Clifford Moore, Jr. SOUTHERN PINES, NORTH CAROLINA Electrical Engineering Louis Moriconi, Jr. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Edwin Hopwood Mullen NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK Chemistry Charles Holt Murden, Jr. SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA Chemistry John Spring Myers CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA Electrical Engineering Thomas David Neal, Jr. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Chemistry William Cunningham Nevin CLEVELAND, TENNESSEE Electrical Engineering James Franklin Norberg PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA Civil Engineering Frank Robbins Pancake STAUNTON, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts Asa Richmond Parham HENDERSON, NORTH CAROLINA Chemistry Frank Russell Parker, Jr. old GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT Electrical Engineering Henry Crewe Patton, Jr. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering Robert Carl Phipps bristol, virginia Liberal Arts Jesse Averette Powell, Jr. EDENTON, NORTH CAROLINA Pre-Medkal Jackson Yulee Read MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA Civil Engineering Howard Emmet Reed, Jr. PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Liberal Arts Dougal BissELL Reeves GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK Electrical Engineering Charles William Roberson lexington, virginia Civil Engineering Walter Summers Roussel BALTIMORE, MARYLAND Civil Engineering Frank Maxwell Sayford, Jr. MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY Electrical Engineering Samuel Walston Scarburgh ACCOMAC, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering John Andrew Shanklin, Jr. CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Charles Bascom Shelton, Jr. ATLANTA, GEORGIA Liberal Arts William LaMar Shomo HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering TH William Carroll Shreve W. FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering Robert Luther Sibley, Jr. NITRO, WEST VIRGINIA Chemistry Earxest Hunter Smith NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Frank Martin Smith, Jr. ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering foHN Rockwell Smith HENDERSON, KENTUCKY Civil Engineering William Mayo Smith, Jr. FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA Chemistry Benjamin Decatur Spencer CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA Chemistry Charles Dolberr Spohr CHATAM, NEW JERSEY Civil Engineering Robert Franke Steidtman LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Chemistry George John Strate KEOKUK, IOWA Electrical Engineering Otto Clay Stroud, Jr. AVDEN, NORTH CAROLINA Chemistry James Vaughn Taylor ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Chemistry Page 142 Powell Harrison Taylor NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Civil Erigiiieering Charles Edward Tenneyson, Jr. alexandria, virginia Civil Engineering William Edward Todd MON ESSEN, PENNSYLVANIA Chemistry Augustine Royall Turpin RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering John Fogg Twombly LARCHMONT, NEW YORK Electrical Engineering Orville Overton Van Deusen FRONT ROYAL, VIRGINIA Chemistry Harry Bernald Vesey, Jr. NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering Paul Edward Bleck Wainwright LEESBURC, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering William Lyon Wall galveston, texas Civil Engineering Jack Wilson Ward BOLTON LANDING, NEW YORK Civil Engineering Richard Honey Weightman chevy chase, maryland Liberal Arts COURTENAY ClELAND WeLTON RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering THE s , George Major White EDENTON, KORTH CAROLINA Civil Engineering George Robert White ARDMORE, PENNSYLVANIA Civil Engineering Lawrexce Butts " Whitehouse, Jr. LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Chemistry Thomas Nelson Williamson BLUEFIELD, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering James McLester Witt BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA Chemistry Charles Augustus Young, Jr. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical Harry Culeon Young, Jr. SIKESTON, MISSOURI Civil Engineering Herman Irving Zimmerman LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Page 144 FOUM, TEN. AND SIXTY FOUM Outstanding achievement of the Sec- ond Class was its presentation of Four, Ten, and Sixty-Four. Written and ably directed by Randolph Char- rington, it proved a high light of the Easter dance festivities. Comparing and contrasting Barracks life with that of a typical set of V. M. I. " Prom-trotters " gave opportunity for expressions of Keydet complaints, some sly and spicy humor, and a startling amount of real talent. The Glee Club, the Commanders, and Mess Hall amateur performers added a quality to the show which places it a notch above former Second Class pro- ductions and sets a new standard. Depicting the hardships of Barracks life Coco Cole and Emerson had little sympathy when the long-erring Cher- ry-Puss Charrington was finally over- taken by his sins. While J. V. Taylor, Charlie Shelton, and Wimpy Welton took minor roles admirably, the three inhabitants of " Room 219 " put on such a performance that the audience was actually overcome when poor Cherry received his Four, Ten, and Sixty-Four. The softer side of life was illustrated by the charming Misses Safford, Booth, and Smoky Patton. Return- ing to Miss Pinkham ' s Prep after at- tending a Hop at V. M. I., the beau- tiful calic indulged in a bit of conver- sation — with the feminine touch — at the expense of individuals, and our Alma Mater as well. The belle of the act was Miss Smoky Patton, who really put over her stuff and seemed little moved upon receipt of her Four, Ten and Sixty-Four. The new Glee Club formed this year and instructed by Mrs. Ramey gave a finished performance in their render- ing of Stout-Hearted Men, the Rang- er ' s Song, and other selections. Joe Ford ' s Commanders gave the show the true " big-time " touch. The best V. M. I. band in history and, in the opinion of many, one of the best heard at V. M. I. this year, the Command- ers made the musical end of the show perfect. Stuart Cottrell, as master of ceremo- nies presented enough talented ama- teurs to make the Major pale with envy. Tango Smith and Miss Benny Sayford gave their interpretation, re- vealing but hilarious, of bar-room dancing. With his strumming and yodeling Glenn took the audience on its way to the lone Prairie-e, from which it was rudely switched off to Harlem, with Shorty pinch-hitting for the Mills Brothers, and his pair of understudies completing the education of the audience with a true version of " Truckin. " THE Tl HISTOMY OF THE CLASS OF ' 39 During our whole " rat " year we looked forward to becoming third classmen. It was with this aim in view that we took our part in shirt-tail parades, cheer-rallies, torch- light parades, corps trips, and other activities in which a rat at V. M. I. takes so active a part. Christmas vacation came and went with lightning-like rapidity, and then, be- fore we had time to realize it, our first Finals was upon us, with its appointments and disappointments. When we departed in June we left behind us a barracks torn to pieces and continu- ally filled with the noise of workmen. Upon our return in September, moreover, we were surprised to find that the remodeling of barracks had not been completed, but we put up with the inconvenience with the patience of Stoics until the job was fin- ished in November. At the beginning of our third class year we were saturated with a feeling of great importance. There were the same old shirt-tail parades and corps trips, but we saw them this time from an entirely different point of view. Our pins and class sweaters helped us to feel that we were more a part of the corps. We wish to emphasize the fact that we are the centennial class. We are proud of it and we will live up to the honor. We have been a typical third class, having done our share of bomb throwing and looking after the rats. Even the sentry box suffered at our hands. Aside from this, we have contributed much to the success of the school in athletics. We of the Class of ' 39 are proud of our athletes, and it is our present hope that we can always help V. M. I. in this way. We offer no apologies for having torn down the sentry box or for having thrown bombs. Such indiscretions are traditional with any third class, and it would be un- natural if they didn ' t occur. But we realize now, as this short year draws to a close, with our rings already designed and on order for next November, that it is time for us to settle down and learn how to become real leaders in The Institute. We under- stand now that, as third classmen, we have overemphasized our importance. But we are looking forward to the second class year, when we shall become even more active in barracks affairs and a greater credit to our centennial traditions of which we are so jealous. Page 146 IRVING RIDDLEBERSER President Historian THE CLASS OF 1939 Tut TH Frederick Wm. Terry Cosette Adams Fort F. E. Warren, Wyoming George Sidney Andrew, Jr. Fort Riley, Kansas Charles Castro Arms Charlotte, North Carolina Charles Eastlake Babcock San Francisco, California James Harold Bailey " Laurel, Mississippi Phill Blanks Baldwin Little Rock, Arkansas Thomas Rochelle Bandy- Kingsport, Tennessee Mercer Dean Barefield, Jr. Hollandale, Mississippi William Francis Barnard Norfolk, Virginia Bailev Hurley Barnes Birmingham, Alabama Roger Irving Beale, Jr. Franklin, Virginia Robert Harold Becker Poughkeepsie, New York John Gilliam Bernard Petersburg, Virginia Henry Bernstein Kingston, New York Paul Rutherford Bickford Hampton, Virginia Harman Paul Bicler Troutville, Virginia Raymond Charles Blackmon Eufaula, Alabama Nathan Bolotin Sharon, Pennsylvania William Anderson Bond Vernon, Texas Lewis Booker, Jr. New Castle, Delaware William Fitzgerald Brand, Jr. Salem, Virginia Bruce Stringfellow Branson, Jr. Chevy Chase, Maryland Ilbert deLacy Bravshaw Smithfield, Virginia Lee Omar Brayton, Jr. Dyersburg, Tennessee Raymond Cecil Brittingham, Jr. Hampton, Virginia Claud Peterson Brownley, III Norfolk, Virginia George Cameron Budd Richmond, Virginia Carter Lane Burgess Roanoke, Virginia John Moyxer Carpenter Roanoke, Virginia Douglas Willits Carr Norton, Virginia Bernard Pitzer Carter, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Edward Henry Chamberlin, III Alexandria, Virginia Philip Williams Chase, Jr. Baltimore, Maryland John Chatmas Marlin, Texas John- William Chiles Natural Bridge Station, Virginia Albert Reeve Clownev Huttig, Arkansas William Winston Coleman Roanoke, Virginia Leonard Selbv Cooper Long, Maryland William Henry Cox Suffolk, Virginia William Atkinson Cracraft Charleston, West Virginia Henry Joseph Cronin Lawrence, Massachusetts Chalmers Carolyn Crump Alexandria, Virginia Henry Clay Davis Willis Wharf, Virginia Dudley Perkins Dicges Schenec tady, New York Harry Carlton Dicgs, Jr. Newport News, Virginia Frank Sampson Diucuiu, Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia John Pins Dorrier Scottsville, Virginia John McKee Dunlap Lexington, Virginia Roderick Miles Dunlop Woonsocket, Rhode Island Harry Clifford Dunton, Jr. Townsend, Virginia William Judson Eastham, Died January 31, 1937. Flint Hill. Virginia William Murrei.l Echols Portsmouth, Virginia Richard Augustus Edwards, Jp Smithfield, Virginia Henry W.wkins Ellerson, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Arnold Wright Ellis Richmond, Virginia Charles Edward Feddeman, Jr. Chester, Pennsylvania Russell Harrison Ferrey Port Nelson, Ontario, Canada Joseph Henry Fleming, Jr. Bristol, Virginia William Watson Follet Leonia, New Jersev George Peek Fosque Hampton, Virginia Cyril Vaughn Eraser Richmond, Virginii. Charles William Frazier Richmond, Virginia William Henry Krome George Edwardsville, Illinois Howard Overton Golladay Scottsville, Virginia Stanley Hope Graves Orange, Virginia Thomas Woodrow Gr ay Norfolk, Virginia Lloyd Marcus Griffin Richmond, Virginia William Maurice Haislip Salem, Virginia Joseph Kelly Haley, Jr. Blairs, Virginia John Joseph Hannon, Jr. Beacon, New Yorlc Carleton Allen Harkrader Bristol, Virginia Robert Smith Harris Lynchburg, Virginia William Ballard Harris, Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia William Henry Hastings Corsicana, Texas John Stanley Hiccins, Jr. E. Falls Church, Virginia Ogden Halsey Hill Roanoke, Virginia Frederick Allen Hippey Roanoke, Virginia Nicholas Hairston Hobbie Roanoke, Virginia Walter Richard Hoblitzell Rahway, New Jersey Billy Sheridan Holland Lexington, Virginia Louis Eugene Hudgins, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia James Spindle Hughes Warrenton, Virginia John Richard Hurt Lebanon, Virginia Richard Logan Irby Blackstone, Virginia William Allen Irving Chester, Pennsylvania Herbert Aylwyn Jacob, Jr. Ft. Defiance, Virginia Fontaine Graham Jarman, Jr. Roanoke Rapids, Virginia William Imler Jeffries Alexandria, Virginia John Janney Johnson Fredericksburg, Virginia John Pegram Johnson Richmond, Virginia Walter Kevan Johnson Petersburg, Virginia Lawrence Fike Jones Washington, O. C. MisHA Nicholas Kadick The Plains, Virginia Herbert Jay Kandel Norfolk, Virginia Edgar Joseph Kaufman Richmond, Virginia John Woodruff Kennedy Troy, New York Hugh Alexander Kerr Middleberg, Virginia Owen Beall Knight Winchester, Virginia Vendel Paul Kovar Ford City, Pennsylvania Benjamin Franklin Kump Charleston, West Virginia Alfred Gary Lambert, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Henry Leshner Hamilton, Ohio Charles Malcomb Little, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Jackson S ' ierlinc Lhtrell Schenectady, New Yorii Edward Northcoit Logan Luray, Virginia Alan Chatfield Lord Schenectady, New York John Allan Love, Jr. Clayton, Missouri James Shelby Magoffin Deerwood, Minnesota William Lowry Major Clifton Forge, Virginia Lawrence Grant M.athews Huttig, Arkansas Earle Campbell Maxwell Richmond, Virginia James Francis McCarthy Massapequa, New York William Holladay McCarthy Richmond, Virginia Gilbert Stanley McCutcheon Petersburg, Virginia James Lawrence Meem Mount Jackson, Virginia Langhorne Hutter Meem Bluefield, West Virginia William Wylie Middleton, Jr. Mount Jackson, Virginia William Carroll Mitchell, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Alexander Henderson Morrison Luray, ' irginia Thomas Addis Emmet Moseley, Jr. Lexington, Virginia Earl Cecil Moses, Jr. Great Bend, Kansas Charles Nelson, Jr. Nashville, Tennessee James Biakey Newman Little Rock, Arkansas Robert Williamson Nix, III W aterford, Virginia Laughton Watkins Nuckols, II Richmond, Virginia Clarence Milton Oakei ' , Jr. Roanoke, Virginia John Wendell Oast, III Norfolk, Virginia V.VRK Wright Palmer Bayside, Long Island, New York Irving Nallandigham Parham, Jr. Petersburg, Virginia Frank Moorman Parker, Jr. Chambersburg, Pennsylvania John Pasco, Jr. Raleigh, North Carolina John William P.vxton Clearwater, Florida T! :.,J JOHK KiRKPATRICK PEEBLES Nashville, Tennessee Joseph Smith Phillips Bartow, Florida Jack Plunkett Lynchburg, Virginia Hugh Brawner Potts Norfolk, Virginia William Saunders Powell Norfolk, Virginia William Gorman Quinn Merion, Pennsylvania Reuben Ragland, Jr. Jacksonville, Florida Willis Smith Riddick, Jr. Suifolk, Virginia P.WRiCK Williams Riddlebercer Woodstock, Virginia Oscar Everette Roberson Robersonville, North Carolina Benjamin Bingham Roberts Scranton, Pennsylvania Arthur Henry Robertson, Jr. Chase City, Virginia Joseph Rosaric Ross New Kensington, Pennsylvania Eladio Rubira Spring Hill, Alabama Walter Alexander Samans Philadelphia, Pennsylvania D ELBERT K.AY SanTEE, Jr. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Oscar Boyd Saunders, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Joseph Lynn Savage, Jr. Fredericksburg, Virginia Ira Nelson Saxe West Hurley, New York John Edgar Seaton Staunton, Virginia Gordon Kenneth Slaughter Norfolk, Virginia Donald Bill Slessman Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania William Royall Smithey, Jr. University, Virginia Thomas Walton Spurgin Fort Monroe, Virginia Richard Donald Strickler Arlington, Virginia Donald James Stroop Glenbrook, Connecticut William Arthur Sutherland Clifton Forge, Virginia Larry Thompson Swann Roanoke, ' irginia John Mackenzie Tabb, Jr. Middleberg, Virginia John Edmonds Talman Richmond, Virginia Elliott Ray Taylor Ashland, Virginia Heeer Lomax Thornton Fredericksburg, Virginia Edmund Jackson Tice Roanoke, Virginia Wll.l.I AM Al.BKKI ' TlDWKIJ., Jr. Iiulianapolis, Iiuliana Preston Fletcher Tinsi.ev, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Nei.son ' Whitney Tobev Hampton, New Hampshire Robert Euvvard Towers Rome, Georgia Pun, II ' I.LMiiER Trp;m)E IJaltimnre, Maryland Andrew Joseph Trzectak. New Kensington, Pennsylvania Robert James Tucker, Jr. Franklin, Virginia Andrew Lucius Turner, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Wii.i.iAM Robinson Turner, Jr. Hamilton, Ohio John Edward Tyler Roxobel, North Carolina OoRDON White VanHoose, Jr. Shrevepori, Louisiana Donald Getzinger VanHorn Hampt on, Virginia Joseph Philip Vecchiarelli Long Island City, New York William Benjamin ' erell Newport News, Virginia George Brent Vivian Nitro, West Virginia Norman Clark Wait Stiirgis, Michigan Norvell McVeigh Walker Lynchburg, " irginia Henry Lolus Wehri.e Charleston, ' est ' irginia Oscar Henry West, Jr. Waverly, Virginia George Gratjan Wesjon Staunton, N ' irginia Frederick Dashieli. While Norfolk, Virginia Brand Whitlock Bluefield, West Virginia William Edmund Wilkins Cape Charles, Virginia Edward Burw ell Williams Brookneal, Virginia William Francis Wolcott, Jr. Asheville, North Carolina John Clifford Wood, Jr. West Hartford, Connecticut James Marvin Woolf Washington, D. C. Tvree Lawson Wright South Boston, Virginia Gawk Vow Yee Johnstown, Pennsylvania Jan Boyd Young McCrorv, Arkansas rni HISTOMY OF THE CLASS OF ' 40 September once again found a new crowd of hopeful youths awaiting the begin- ning of a new session at the Institute — this time the future Class of 1940. We had heard numerous tales about the treatment of new cadets — tales that left us somewhat uncertain as to what to expect, but hoping for the best. However, we were totally unprepared for the storm which descended upon us. Thirty minutes after we had registered we found ourselves out on a sweltering parade ground drilling and perspiring, with no let-up in either. Vague recollec- tions of drawing equipment and being marched to our rooms through a maze of scaffolding and howling demons floated through our whirling brains as we tried to learn " About face, " " To the rear — march, " and a thousand other mil- itary commands which we were told a soldier had to know. But gradually we adjusted ourselves. We learned to walk along a certain path whenever we went out of our room, though we could not understand why we should always take the longest way of getting anywhere. The frequent bugle calls which had at first thrown us into a frenzy to get out and go somewhere — we didn ' t know where or why — had now taken on a particular meaning and we knew what was expected of us when each was blown. The shirt-tail parades after taps and the " dawn patrols " in early morning became accepted matters of routine. Football and intramural sports offered chances to act as human beings in our spare moments. Cheer-rallies found us yelling our heads off in support of the Big Red Team. Our efforts proved successful, for the team had its best season in many years. An exciting victory over Virginia at Homecomings brought us the rare privilege of being old cadets for a few days. Soon followed Thanks- giving and finally the long-awaited Christmas holidays. Words fail to describe those twelve days! The new year found most of us back again, confident now that we could see it through. Mid-term exams came and went, leaving a few of us by the wayside, but we soon forgot our past trials in the excitement of the Mid-Winter Hops. Again we lapsed back into the old routine of barracks life, with our thoughts now turned toward Finals. Winter and its indoor sports gave way to spring. Green landscapes and white ducks reminded us that June was approaching. Our first government inspection was over almost before we were aware that it had begun. And then the spring maneuvers. Instead of the usual spring hike, the corps this year went to Peters- burg to take part in the re-enactment of the famous battle of the War Between the States which was fought near that city. Suffice it to say that we took Peters- burg — and how! Finals — so long a distant dream — at last became an actual fact. That mad scram- ble for the fourth stoop left a few black and blue souvenirs with each of us, but they went unnoticed. At last we have attained our goal — we are old cadets! The gala days of Finals and the prospect of a summer furlough offer welcome respite after the hardships of ratdom. Bitter experience has taught us the real meaning of " brother rat " and the " Spirit of V. M. I. " We, the Class of ' 40, look forward with eager anticipation to our next three years at the Institute. THE GLASS OF 19 4 THE Reir Stanley Aarov Martinsville, Virginia William Kent Adams Danville, Virginia Hugh MncHEr.L Anderson, Jr. Miami, Florida BiLLV Anderson Miami, Florida Stevenson John Archer Baltimore, Maryland George Vinson Atkison Charlotte, North Carolina John Anthony Augustine, III Richmond, Virginia Donald Mitchell Badgley Chatam, North Carolina Robert Gordon Bailey Lynchburg, Virginia John Hopkins Baker Richmond, Virginia William Frazier Baldwin, Jr. Alexandria, Virginia Fi.ourney Haymes Barksdale Roanoke, Virginia Stanley Reuben Barrett High Falls, New York Charles Beach, Jr. Beattyville, Kentucky Norman Cooper Bearden Port Gibson, Mississippi Henry Chaney Berry Rome, Georgia Douglass Dillard Bigbie Lynchburg, Virginia Ingram Block Louisville, Kentucky Yandell Boatner, Jr. Shreveport, Louisiana Robert Woodfin Bogges, Jr. Dallas, Texaa James Artmeus Branaman Waynesboro, Virginia Scott Hudson Braznell, Jr. Miami Beach, Florida Warren Bullock Broadbent Utica, New York Earl Ivan Brown Richmond, Virginia James Wilson Burche ' iei.d Steuhenville, Ohio James William Califf Philippi, West Virginia John Madison Camp, Jr. Franklin, Virginia Albert Van Devanter Carr Waterford, Virginia James Roy Carter, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Philip Godfrey Chapman Dallas, Texas James Howe Cheek, Jr. Los Angeles, California John Edwin Cline, II Palo Alto, California Paul Ellis Cline Urbanna, Virginia Paul Wilbur Coffin Maplewood, Ne v Jersey Paul Brown Coldiron Norton, Virginia John Douglas Cook Lexington, Virginia Belton YouNGBi.oon Cooper Huntsville, Alabama John Hamilton Cornell Wilmington, Dela vare William John Cowart Lalie, Virginia James Laurence Cross Portsmouth, Virginia Frederick Carroll Culpepper Monroe, Louisiana William Howard Union Darden Portsmouth, Virginia Richard David Daugheritv Jackson Heights, New Yorii Robert Hardin Deaderick Fredericl sburg, irginij ' Edwin Franklin DeBerrv Portsmouth, Virginia Howard James Dingle, Jr. Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Dewitt Clinton Dominick Newburgh, New York Lindsay ' Gordan Dorrier Scottsville, Virginia James Delwood t -j _ V Lodge, Virginia Of- • , ' t " - ' U-en- ' - A- ' O Thomas Nelms Downing ' -■ Newport News, Virginia Guilford Meade Dudley Norfolk, Virginia Walter Theodore Eckhart Pontiac, Michigan Walter Alexander Edens Petersburg, Virginia RuFus Purdum Ellet, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia James Ferrell Ellison Washington, D. C. Richard Newell Empson Valmeyer, Illinois Theodore Hinc Eng Chicago, Illinois Gordon Bradford English Savannah, Missouri Andrew George Fallat, Jr. Yonkcrs, New York Gordon Holmes Fenselau Pelham, New York Charles James Faulkner, I ' Richmond, ' irginia Benjamin Anthony Fisher Jackson, Tennessee Lyden Sta. ts Fisher Sissonville, West Virginia Mayo McGill Fitzhugh, Jr. Newport News, Virginia TH Alfred RicHARr) Fi.ins ' , Jr. Aiistinville, Virginia Damei, Fort Flowers Findlay, Ohio Frederick Fort Flowers Findlay, Ohio Charles Rudolph Floyd, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Max Friedlander Moultrie, Georgia William Haywood Furman Henderson, North Carolina David Robinson Gaitskill Mount Sterling, Kentucky Walter Buhrman Garland, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Samuel Graham Gary, Jr. Enid, Oklahoma Edward Wright Gayle Newport News, Virginia Samuel Francis George. Jr. Richmond, Virginia Bates McCluer Gilliam Lynchburg, Virginia Samuel Pesses Gl. ssman Kansas City, Missouri John Lewis Glenn Saxis, Virginia William Charles Glover Elizabeth City, North Carolina Howard Tyler Graber, Jr. Detroit, Michigan Roger Alphine Grant Asheville, North Carolina Eugene Briggs Gray Dayton, Ohio Walter Greenwood, Jr. Montclair, New Jersey Wayland Sears Griffith, Jr. Hampton, Virginia Clifford Laul Gross Brooklyn, New York Samuel Henry Hackney Charlotte, North Carolina Cephas Marion Hale Village, Virginia William Ellison Hall, Jr. Shreveport, Louisiana Elmer He.-vth Hammer, Jr. Bristol, ' irginia George Ben Johnston Handy Richmond, Virginia Benjamin Hurt Hardaway, HI Midland, Georgia Marshall Burwell, Jr. Louisville, Kentuckv James Otey Hardin Marietta, Georgia Joseph D ' Alton Harris Petersburg, Virginia John Lawrence Hart Roanoke, Virginia Benjamin Harvey-, Jr. Staunton, Virginia William Hamilton Harvey Clifton Forge, Virginia Douglas Hampton Hatfiei.u Shenandoah, Virginia Dale Horstman Heelv Portsmouth, Virginia William Harris Hickman Washington, D. C. Joseph Criswell Hieit Indian Head, Maryland Donald Edison Hillman Seattle, Washington Russell Schleiter Hobson West Hartford, Connecticut Charles Mason Hoge Frankfort, Kentucky B ini At -e iiu Herbert Clyde Hoi.liuay Fall River, Massachusetts Earl Sanford Holt Danielson, Connecticut Frank Willard Hoover, Jr. Bethesda, Maryland Robert Cecil Horan Hartford, Connecticut Nelson Hill Hotchkiss Richmond, Virginia Overton Caldwell Hubbard, Jr. Nathalie, Virginia John Glenn Hundley Charlottesville, Virginia Beverly Wixfield Hurd Roanoke, Virginia Gordon Cogswell Irwin, Jr. Fort Sam Houston, Texas Homer Bates Jester, Jr. Corsicana, Texas Alexander Larew Jett Akron, Ohio James Donald Jordan Covington, Virginia Allen Key Kessee Helena, Arkansas Lee Kinnebrew, Jr. Shreveport, Louisiana Joseph Wilson Kohnstamn Moscow, Pennsylvania Riddick Madison Lamm Wilson, North Carolina William Joseph Lang Dallas, Texas John Wynn Laningham Pennington Gap, ' irginia John Frederick Larrick Middletown, Virginia Chun Lau Canton, China James Laurence Lennox Marblehead, Massachusetts John Galusha Lewis Dewitt, Virginia Shinc Saun Loh Kiangsu, China Frederick Anson Lory Charleston, West ' irgin Mathew L i.i:, Jr. Ke ' ille, ' irj;iiua Roger Kevin MacCarthy New York, New York Thomas Carlisle Major Nashville, Tennessee William Frederick Mandt, III Charleston, West ' irginia Frederic Devereux Marshall Ruth, Nevada Lester Donald Matter, Jr. Dallas, Texas Donald Low.ndes Mav Washington, D. C. Nelson ELiGENE McCaa Port Gibson, Mississippi 1 ' redekick Carl ion McCai.l Norton, ' irginia George Granojtakf McCann, Jr. Franklin, irginia Jeari. Swain McCracken Bethlehem, Pennsylvania DoRSEV Hamilton McLaughlin San Mateo, California Douglas Garvin McMillin Chattanooga, Tennessee John Parker Meister Indianapolis, Indiana Robert Allen Merchant Norfolk, Virginia Frederick Colghoun Miner Yonkers, New York Henr ' i ' Gordon Minns Spencer, We. ' -t ' irginia Eari.e Watson Mitchell Baltimore, Maryland Richard Wallace Moncure Alexandria, Virginia Thomas Moncure Alexandria, ' irginia Robert Lord Morrison Staunton, Virginia Marion Roberts Morrissett Roanoke, Virginia James Madison Moser, Jr. Washington, D. C. Bei.vev Washington Mundv, Jr. Roanoke, ' irginia Lee Manly Nance Roxbury, ' irginia Carroll Thomas Neale est Point, ' irginia ' II.L1AM Nelson Albany, New York Edwin O ' Connor, Jr. Fort Meade, South Dakota George Martin Old Norfolk, Virginia George Lucius Newton, Jr. Powhatan, Virginia James William O ' Neal Tampa, Florida Thomas Ranson Opie Staunton, Virginia James William Parish Houston, Texas Phocion Samuel Park, Jr. Houston, Texas Harold Ellsworth Parrott, Jr. Brooklyn, New York John Gordon Pavnf., Ill Lynchburg, Virginia Olin Jerome Pavne, Jr. Covington, Virginia Ulvs Eugene Phiij.ippi -2 Rural Retreat, Virginia Julian Edward Pitman, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Henry Austin Pollard Long Island, New York Raymond George Pollard, Jr. Long Island, New York Eliot Pierre Young Pox ell Falls Church, Virginia Richard Hickson Priichett, Jr. Lynchburg, ' irginia Thomas Williamson Purcell Richmond, Virginia RoBERi Herndon Radcliff, Jr. Mobile, Alabama Frederick Merchant Rader, Jr. Bristol, Virginia Robert Eley Rain, Jr. Dallas, Texas Joseph Bunn Ramsey, Jr. Rocky Mount, North Car-Una Richard Bolling Randolpij, Alexandria, Virginia Sol Waite Rawls, Jr. ' Franklin, Virginia Robert Nield Reams Middlesboro, Kentucky William Brady Reed, Jr. Spencer, We st Virginia Joseph Neal Rega Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania Marshall McCormack Reynolds Berryville, Virginia Robert Francis Ritchie University, Virginia David Albert Robins Williamsburg, ' irginia William Blount Rodman, IV Washington, D. C. Edmund Schaefer, III Lynchburg, Virginia Ferdinand Turton Schneider, Jr. Washington, D. C. Joseph Roy Sevall, Jr. Tulsa, Oklahoma Horace Franklin Sharp, Jr. Richmond, Virginia George Walter Shelhorse, III Luray, Virginia George Moore Siielton, Jr. Midland, Texas Harvey Wirt Courtland Shelton Conwav, Arkansa;i THI Robert Nelson Shiverts Morris Plain;-, New Jersey Paul Clifford Shu Alexandria, Virginia William Gray Shuliz Chevy Chase, Maryland George Herbert Simpson, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia David Paiterson " Smiiii Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland James Alexander Smith Richmond, Virginia Robert Pemberton Smith Richmond, Virginia Thomas Earl Snyder Avon-hy-the-Sea, New Hampshire Frederick. Howell Stevens Manchester, New Hampshire Andrew Loy Stewart, Jr. Alexandria, Virginia William DeRone Story Portsmouth, Virginia C. Cheng Sun Liaoning, China Robert Louis Sweeney, Jr. Portsmouth, ' irginia Prf:ston Trigg Syme Petersburg, Virginia John Richardson Talbott, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia John Slafford Tailor Roanoke, ' irginia Frank Pasteur I ' iiomas, H Norfolk, ' irginia Vester Jay Thompson, Jr. Clayton, Missouri John Payne Thrill Culpeper, ' irginia Francis Raw n Torrington Cumberland, Maryland Ji:rrv Mac To i ten Sherman, Texas Clarence Spottswood Towles Reedsville, Virginia Richard Edward Tra er Collingswood, New Jersey Andrew Lucius Turner, Jr. Roanoke, ' irginia Fancher Terrell Turn Roanoke, Virginia James Foster Turner Lynnhaven, Virginia Isaac Toll VanPaiten, IH Norfolk, ' irginia Sydney Archibald ' inceni, Jr. Hampton, Virginia LiNWOOD ' INS0N, Jr. Norfolk, ' irginia HARR Lampion ' iser, Jr. Shreveport, Louisiana Arthur Leonard Wadsworih, HI Portsmouth, Virginia Oliver Morse Wai.coit Chatham, Virginia Gordon Willis Walker Petersburg, Virginia William Wallace Huntington, West Virginia Joseph Milton Walters, Jr. Danville, Virginia William Allen Walton- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania RAVMOsn Vincent Wasdell New Haven, Connecticut Lewis Napoleon Waters Portsmouth, Virginia Clifton Stokes Weaver New York, Neiv York Edgar Vaulx Weir Arlington, X ' irginia Rudolf Jules Weiss Norfolk, Virginia Daniel Nathan Weitzner Port Washington, New York Richard Franklin Welton, III Portsmouth, Virginia Robert Ashton West Covington, Virginia Carl Graves Weltersten Washington, D. C. Robert Hugh White, III Atlanta, Georgia Walter Lee Rov Wu.heim, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Rolf Williams Norfolk, ' irginia Donald Herbert Wills Lynchburg, Virginia Earl Everett Wilson, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Homer Young Honan, China THLETICS ATHLETIC COUNCIL COLONEL W. C. COUPER CADET H. M. PASCO The Athletic Council consists of three alumni members, seven members selected from the faculty board, the director of athletics, the president and vice-president of the Athletic Association, elected from and by the Corps, two cadets chosen from the varsity captains and managers, and the editor of The Cadet. All except the director of athletics, the sec- retary and the vice-president of the Association, and the editor of The Cadet, have the right to vote. As the governing body of the Athletic Association, the Council has full charge of all intercollegiate sports at V. M. I. It selects coaches and cadet managers of the various teams, determines matters of policy, and controls the Association ' s official organ, The Cadet, through its editor-in-chief, whom it appoints along with a business manager for the paper. The Council also has jurisdiction over such other duties as may be assigned to it in writing by the Superintendent. Sitting--Colonel Millner, Colonel Couper, Mr. Beasley, ' 15, Colonel J. A. Anderson, Major Mann, Major Clarkson, Whittle, Farle Fiedler. Standing-Colonel Boykin, Colonel Swann, Mr. Gilliam. Colonel Purdie, Pasco, Goolrick. fROVD OF HER. FAME- AND READY- IN- EVER.YTlh;«E- OF DEEPEST PERIL VINf ATE iMEFL HQ OR Q% Dlf D t R. RIC TS MONOGKAM CLUB J. C. Farley President J. A. Zimmerman Secretary A. H. Fiedler Vice-President W. P. Clark D. J. Kane H. Adams J. V. Edge W. M. Kane G. O. Lee B. R. Whittle T. V. Brooke W. P. Riley J. H. Sherrard C. F. Franz W. S. Church H. M. Pasco H. S. Read J. P. Ferrey R. H. Ferrey R. W. Tetzlaff S. S. Smith J. G. Beard C. W. Roberson T. W. Campbell J. Y. Read J. X. Bell L. W. Lane H. B. Darling C. C. Cole R. F. Steidtmann J. M. Witt N. Baldwin G. T. Foust D. B. Reeves J. B. Cabell W. LUGAR P. H. Taylor G. E. Herring C. D. Spohr R. C. Brittingham W. M. Echols T. W. Gray R. L. Irby V. P. Kovar O. B. Saunders R. D. Strickler E. R. Taylor A. J. Trzeciak W. W. Coleman A. W. Ellis H. J. Kandel W. B. Verell C. J. Flythe F. M. Sayford THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION The purpose of the V. M. I. Athletic Association is to supervise and promote the general welfare of athletic activities engaged in by the Virginia Military Institute from its prin- cipal office in Lexington, Virginia, or from such other offices as the Athletic Council may determine. All activities of the Association are subject to the approval of the Superin- tendent, who is assisted by the athletic director, namely, the executive officer of the Asso- ciation, and by the Athletic Council. All persons who are in or have been members of the Corps of Cadets, the Board of Vis- itors, or in the employ of Institute, are eligible for membership in the Association. Every member has representation at all meetings through his representative on the Athletic Coun- cil. The Corps of Cadets is represented by the president and vice-president, who are elected in the spring from the following year ' s first and second classes, respectively. Cadets H. M. Pasco and A. Fiedler did excellent work this past year as president and vice-presi- dent. Besides the president and vice-president, a secretary, a treasurer, and a director of public- ity serve as officers. The president is to preside at all meetings of the Association and of the Council, besides performing other duties common to his office. All information con- cerning the activities of the Association is published by the director of publicity through such media as may from time to time be determined. During the past year Col. Read did very good work in this office. The V. M. I. Athletic Association is a member of the Southern Conference and, as such, abides by the constitution, by-laws, and regulations of this conference, which includes among its members the leading colleges and universities in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The Association is also a member of the National Collegi- ate Athletic Association. Page 169 H E E L E A D E Now that football games have become the most exciting events of the year, cheerleaders play really an important part in college life. It is they who lead the parades of student bodies, and who act as master of ceremonies for the noisiest, gayest, most colorful, and biggest crowds in the history of sports. Cheerleaders must have all the abilities of mob leaders, since they have to control the very spirits of the crowd while making them yell at the crucial moments and then leading them in the frenzied singing of their school ' s Alma Mater. Quite often the outcome of a game depends on these men who stand out before the crowd and conduct the cheering, since the proper pitch in a school song might raise the spirits of a team to victory point. During the past year the V. M. I. was fortunate in having cheerleaders who could accu- rately judge the feelings of the corps and who could lead the cadets in cheers and songs in a manner so as to raise the spirits of the team to a point where victory was often inevi- table. With Joe Sherrard, as the head cheerleader elected by the corps a year ago this spring, the V. M. I. cheerleaders ably led the corps through its impressive series of songs and yells. Time and time again as the Big Red Team seemed to meet unsurmountable ob- stacles, Sherrard, Roussel, Foust, and the other cheerleaders aroused the team ' s fighting spirit through the medium of the famous " V. M. I. Spirit, " as sung by the corps of cadets. Foust Quinn Rubira Sherrard FOOTBALL FOOTBALL SEASON CAPTAIN JIM FARLEY Southern Guard Jim Farley was elected captain of the Big Red Team after being a mainstay in the line for two years. He justified his teammates ' choice by not only leading the 1936 edition of the Flying Squadron through one of the most successful seasons it has had in years, but also by continuing his excellent game at guard. Farley ' s excellent performances on the gridiron were recognized by the sports world when he was given posi- tions on All-American teams, as well as on All-State and All-Southern teams. For two years he has been picked for All-Southern teams, while this year he was given places on several All-American teams. One of these was first-string guard on the squad selected by the Football Writers ' Association. Besides being of All-American caliber on the football field, Farley was heavyweight wrestling champion in the Southern Conference, as well as first captain of the corps of cadets. T. V. BROOKE Page 172 V. M. 1 19 V. M. 1 24 V. M. 1 V. M. 1 13 V. M. 1 0: V. M. 1 19 V. M. 1 12: V. M. 1 20 V. M. 1 13 V. M. 1 Wofford South Carolina 7 Kentucky 33 Davidson 38 Columbia 33 Richmond Virginia 6 William and Mary Maryland 7 V. P. 1 6 BILL RAFTERY Last fall V. M. I. football fans were able to hold their heads up in football circles for the first time in years. Despite the fact that Bill Raftery, head coach, had only a few veterans about which to build up a team of sopho- mores, the 1936 edition of the Flying Squadron was a great improvement over V. M. I. football teams of the past few years. Of course there were some who were disappointed, but for those who clearly and calmly re- view the season, the team was more than satisfactory. Bill Raftery lost several valuable men in last year ' s grad- uating class, and had to replace them all by sophomores who, no matter how good they are as freshmen, can never be accurately judged until they experience varsity competition. Holland. Co Saunders, Tr: ne Coa.-h; Rattcrv Head Coach; Magoffin. Oakcv h; Furiel, Assista It Coach; Montgomery, Assista , Campbell, Jeffri ■s, Fcddcman, Kovar, Coleman Irbv, Clark. Kane Failcy, C-p:arn; Echols, Gray CLA-f K »AL-raACJ KOVAR HALfBACfK ROB-ERSON HALfBACH Thus we see that the Flying Squadron entered the sea- son with the severe handicap of being pre-season won- ders to the rank and file of the sports world. While the coaches did their best to develop them into a well- organized machine, they had less than three weeks to whip the team into shape for the opening game with Wofford College of Spartanburg, South Carolina. When the smoke of the opening battle of V. M. I. ' s football season had cleared away late in the afternoon of September 19, V. M. I. had won its first game of the year. It was by no means as easy as the 19-0 score might indicate. The Wofford Terriers had plenty of fight and kept the Squadron on its toes throughout the game. Roberson was the best ball carrier of the after- noon, but Clark, Beard and especially Trzeciak put on a great exhibition. Trzeciak ' s punting was an impor- tant factor of the game, while one of his passes to Tay- lor put us in scoring position for the third touchdown. The V. M. I. line also showed that it had plenty of power as it repeatedly opened up holes for the backs or else broke through to break up Wofford plays. On the following Saturday afternoon the University of South Carolina sent up a team of big sophomores to prove that they were really the potential leaders of the Southern Conference. Jim Farley and his boys, how- ever, had other ideas on the matter, as they downed the stubborn and valiant Gamecocks by a 24-7 score. Trze- ciak led the Red Team in the first half in which Beard and Taylor, after receiving passes from Trzeciak, scored. At the start of the third period South Carolina drove over for a touchdown by means of a long pass and a series of short ones. For a while the Flying Squadron seemed to be in trouble, and especially was this so when Trzeciak fell back to kick from behind his own goal Trzeciat evading Wofford tackier SOUTH CAROUrNA— Roberson and Gray blocking as Trzeciak punts BtARD rifjLisACA • TRZ€CIAK aUARTEKBACK if ir if: ir line. V. M. I. ' s triple threat man lived up to his repu- tation, however, by taking the ball around the end and dashing 101 yards for a touchdown. It was the most ' sensational run that many of the spectators had ever seen, and pandemonium reigned as the sophomore back later hurled passes to Saunders and Taylor for long gains. The latter scored after making a thrilling catch over the goal line. By this time even many of the conservative estimators of V. M. I. ' s football strength were having day dreams about a championship team of national importance. It was too bad, however, because it put the small squad of boys under a terrific mental handicap when they met the large and powerful Kentucky eleven at Lexington, Kentucky. While the westerners defeated us 38-0, the V. M. I. team gained plenty of praise and admiration for not only their undying spirit, but also for their fine play. Many V. M. I. players were finally forced to yield to injuries sustained not only in this game, but in earlier games. Roberson was the outstanding star as he repeatedly led the Squadron far into Kentucky ' s ter- ritory only to meet a stubborn wall of defense. Big Jim Farley was referred to as the fifth man in Ken- tucky ' s backfield, but even his stellar playing could not help the Wildcats from shaking several ball carriers loose for touchdowns. Bob Davis and Bert Johnson scored four of Kentucky ' s touchdowns after long runs. The next week saw the Keydets put up a hard fight at Davidson, but they just could not get together, and the Davidson College boys defeated them 38-13. A defeat was not entirely unsuspected because the Davidson eleven had shown power and skill in holding Navy and Duke to close, hard-fought victories, and by defeating Hunk Anderson ' s North Carolina State team, but a rout was COLUMBIA— Beard gains through Columbi, IRBY C£Afr£ i. CAMPB£LL c r • ADAMS o -j a severe blow to V. M. I. supporters. The game was not without its bright spots, however. Billy Roberson again led the team in their spurts toward their oppon- ent ' s goal line. Jim Farley, Al Fiedler, and Dick Strick- ler did their best in the line as did many of the other boys. After two severe beatings, little was expected from the team in their third annual game with Columbia in New York City. Once again the boys went down to defeat by a 38-0 score, but they showed that V. M. I. spirit really meant something, as they fought against tre- mendous odds for the entire sixty minutes of play. Ex- cept for Columbia ' s unsurpassable air attack, the Squad- ron was not so terribly outclassed. With Trzeciak still on the bench, Clark led the team in their desperate fight. Many of the V. M. I. boys showed up well, but chief among them were Ray Brittingham, the 150-pound soph- omore end who was playing his first game of the season, and Jim Farley who repeatedly threw Columbia backs for losses. Sid Luckman was outstanding for the Lions because of his passing, while Vollmer gained plenty of ground by his hard, fast dashes over the muddy turf. On October the 24th, the Corps of Cadets accompanied the Flying Squadron to Richmond and helped to raise them out of their slump by cheering them on to their first victory over the Richmond Spiders in five years. V. M. I. scored in the first half when, after Farley and Strickler blocked a punt, Brittingham grabbed the ball in mid-air and ran fifteen yards for a score. Trzeciak kicked the extra point. For the rest of the half Trze- ciak ' s punting kept the ball in Richmond ' s territory. Early in the second half Echols recovered a fumble on Richmond ' s fifteen yard line and thereby paved the way for another score which came when Trzeciak went COLUMBIA— Irby about to tackle Luckn BRITTINC+fAM £f i ic ir ir ir • through a wide hole in the hne after Saunders was downed on the one-yard hne while receiving a short pass. At the start of the third quarter Roberson entered the game for a few minutes in which he completed two passes to Saunders who scored after catching the second one. Clark made the point after the touchdown, and the game ended with the score 20-0. The next week-end saw the University of Virginia foot- ball team come over to battle the Big Red Team on Alumni Field before a homecoming crowd of several thousand. Although the Keydets were favored to win, they had to fight until the very end before they could call the game their own. While Virginia completed ten out of twenty passes, V. M. I. ' s forward wall lived up to its reputation and refused to give ground before the furious rushes of Virginia ball carriers. V. M. I. scored first when Doc Saunders galloped over several Virginia tacklers to score standing up, after Virginia succeeded in holding the Squadron scoreless in the first half. Im- mediately after our score Virginia marched down the field to a touchdown and that made the count even at six all. With the game drawing to an end, V. M. I. fought madly to score again. Finally Trzeciak com- pleted a long pass to Saunders who scored unmolested. As the game ended Virginia held the ball in mid-field. Clark, Saunders, Beard and Trzeciak were the force of V. M. I. ' s attack, while the line played a great de- fensive game. Everyone was anxious the following Saturday because of the fear that two victories would be a mental draw- back when going against a weak William and Mary team. The Big Red Team used sheer man power, how- ever, with their superiority in all departments of the game to win 20-0. The game was loosely played despite MARYLAND — Successful pass to Kane as Guckeyson comes up to make tackle -EC+fOL C UARO ir ir ir STRICKL-fR TACA " EDC- TAC Z£ ' • • the hard struggle put up by the plucky Indian eleven which was out to win its homecoming game. Because of Trzeciak ' s punting and Roberson ' s flashy runbacks of his opponents ' punts the game was played almost entirely in Indian territory. Saunders scored all of the touchdowns — two after catching beautiful passes from Trzeciak and the other after snaring a lateral from Joe Ross who played a fine game at fullback. On November 14th the Squadron went to College Park, Maryland, and spoiled the University ' s homecoming by coming from behind in the last quarter to win 13-7 since, as one well-known sports writer said, " A team that won ' t be beaten, can ' t be beaten. " Led by Guckey- £on, Maryland held the advantage throughout the first half and even in the third quarter when the Squadron first showed signs of life. The initial score of the game came when a V. M. I. lineman made the mistake of tackling Guckeyson after he signaled for a fair catch of a punt on our 38-yard line. In a few plays Mary- land was able to push the ball over and to add the extra point. From then on the ball went back and forth with both teams threatening. Shortly after the beginning of the fourth quarter V. M. I. started on its own twenty- yard line and drove eighty yards for a touchdown. Ross and Roberson led the running attack in the advance, while Trzeciak heaved some beautiful passes. After Rob- erson scored from the six-yard line, Trzeciak kicked a goal for the extra point to tie the score. The Squad- ron lost little time in continuing their victory push, but Maryland was able to halt them for a time at least when their line held for downs on the one-yard stripe. Short- ly after this, however, Trzeciak ' s passes and a penalty put us in scoring position, and Ross plunged over from RICHMOND — Touchdown combina+Ion — Saunders receives from Trzeciak, V. P. I. — Ross and Roberson stop Mel Henry • • CRAY T CML-e ir i(: i i $ AU N Ot R.S f ALfSACK the three-yard line. Thus ended one of the most thrill- ing games of the season. With the state championship at stake the Big Red Team went over to Roanoke to meet the V. P. I. eleven in their annual Thanksgiving Day game. For the first time in years the Squadron was picked to win, but sports forecasters forgot that a V. M. I.-V. P. I. game is never decided until the closing whistle of the game. Backed by a corps of over twelve hundred wildly en- thusiastic cadets, the Gobblers fought madly and over- came the favored V. M. I. eleven. It was not a defeat to be ashamed of, however. V. P. I. scored early in the first period and continued their furious rushes to the goal until the very last moments of the game. V. M. I. fought valiantly, but was never able to over- come the six point margin which their opponents had obtained. Henry, V. P. I. back, was by far the star of the game, while Ross and Irby stood out for their great defense work by backing up our line which was outplayed by Tech ' s fast forward wall. In our back- field Clark and Trzeciak showed flashes of form as they tore through the Tech team for nine first downs. Thus the most successful football season for many years ended with a defeat at the hands of our ancient rivals. As was said before, the season was more than satisfac- tory, and football prospects look good for next year. Roberson, Fiedler, Beard, Ross, Trzeciak, Kovar, Coleman, Taylor, Strickler, Echols, Gray, Holland, Brown, Irby, and Brittingham have at least another year to play on the Big Red Team. All of these men played consistently this year and ought to develop into a smooth working team for the 1937 edition of our Flying Squadron. This year Farley, Clark, Kane, Edge, and LeMasurier ended their football careers at the Institute. All these men gave all they had for the team, and it is with pride that the class of 1937 salute these brother rats. THANKSGIVING DAY— The corps passes In review Raftery, Head Co The Coaching Staff Bill Raftery and Ed Hess were back again as head and line coaches respectively, while Col. Sam Heflin was in charge of developing rat football players. Except for Frank Carek, varsity wrestling coach, these men had new assistants to help them, but all the coaches worked well in turning out the finest varsity squad in years. George Barclay, Ail-American at the University of North Carolina in 1935, assisted Ed Hess with the varsity guards and tackles, while Ralph Furiel, another line coach from Bucknell, developed the rat linemen. Bill Raftery also had two assistants to work with him in drilling the backs. Jack Alexander, star back at Duke for three years, handled the varsity backs, and Montgomery, of North Carolina U., was in charge of the rat backfield men. Carek, as usual, helped to develop the ends. HERB PATCHIN BASKETBALL ESULTS V. M. I . 28; Maryland .... . 48 M. I V. M. I ■ 29 University of N. C. ■ 56 M. L V. M. I ■ 42; William and Mary ■ 39 M. L V. M. I ■ 37 University of S. C. • 50 M. I V. M. I ■ 45; Lynchburg . . . - 47 M. I V. M. I ■ 43; Lynchburg . . . ■ 32 M. I V. M. I . 30 V. P. I . 22 M. I V. M. I ■ 27; Virginia .... . 30 M. I 32; North Carolina State 49 27; Richmond 35 28; Maryland 45 32; Duke 31 32 ; L ' niverslty of N. C. 44 29; Richmond 25 49 ; William and Mary . 26 31 ; V. P. 1 32 V. M L . 30; Virginia KANE, Captain The biggest factor during our basketball season seemed to be time. The team improved as the season went on, but it just did not have time to make up for the losses of the first part of the season, and so it failed to qualify for the Southern Conference tourney. The sea- son should not be considered a failure, however, since the beginnings of a possibly great basketball team were established. Unfortunately Coach Hubert was unable to assume his duties at the Institute until after Christmas. With only a few days between the holidays and the first game of the season, he was considerably rushed in going over merely the fundamentals, much less any of the fine points of the game, because every squad, no matter how good they are, need coaching on the fundamentals at the beginning of the season. Other difficulties facing Hubert were those common to all new coaches. He knew little about the abilities of the boys on his squad, and even less about the boys themselves. Added to this, Hubert had to teach them a whole new system of playing. Three days were a very short time in which to meet and conquer these difficulties. The first game of the year was with the strong University of Mary- land team. The Terrapins had tall, fast players on their team, and the V. M. I. squad was decidedly outplayed. The University of North Carolina also outplayed the cadet five, but in both of these games the cadets showed flashes of form. It could easily be seen that Pooley Hubert ' s system was sound and that he was putting it across to his players. Against William and Mary in the third game of the season the V. M. I. team finally showed some real playing. Holding the Indians ' Action in Richmond game. 5CLATER, Manage Page 182 score down by means of a fast defense, the V. M. I. team managed to score the winning points. As in the previous games, Saunders led the attack, but Trzeciak and Read were valuable men, both on the offense and the defense. The cadet five lost the next two games to the University of South Carolina and Lynchburg. Again the team showed improvement, however, and in a return game with Lynchburg the cadets easily defeated their earlier victors. It might be stated here that the South Carolina boys were considered to be one of the finest groups of ath- letes to visit the Institute this year. As the team approached the halfway mark of the season with only two victories to its credit, it finally hit its stride. In the remainder of the season it defeated such teams as William and Mary, Duke, Richmond, and the V. P. I. Against other teams the cadets were able to hold their own, and in none of the games in the last part of the season were there big scores run up against the cadets. This was undoubtedly because Hubert had developed one of the best defenses found on most any college basketball court. This shows, incidental- ly, that with more time for practice before the opening of the season the V. M. I. team undoubtedly would have had a better record. It must be remembered that Hubert was relying chiefly on a group of sophomores — Taylor, Saunders, Trzeciak, and Coleman — to carry the team on. Besides being unfamiliar with the new system of playing, they were not veterans, and, therefore, they had to go through plenty at the start of the season. By mid-season these bovs POOLEY HUBERT When Pooley Hubert came to the V. M. I., the corps only knew that he had a fine rec- ord in athletics. It was not long, however, before the cadets realized that he was not only a good coach, but a fine sportsman and gentleman as well. Coach Hubert, Oakey, Saxe, Harrell, Dewey, Sclater Manager Coleman, Read, Trzeciak, Captain Kane, Saunders. Shomo. Taylor Page 183 SAUNDERS? • • were beginning to play consistently and were able to keep pace with Kane, Shomo, and Read, the team ' s only veterans. Their victory over Duke was their first over a really strong opponent. Coleman, a player who developed very quickly during the season, led the attack against the Blue Devils. Another important victory, and one which nearly took them into the South- ern Conference tourney, was over Rich- mond. It was after this game that a well- known sports writer said that the Richmond and V. M. I. teams presented the best de- fensive playing that he had seen for some time. This article might have taken too much no- tice of the victories of the V. M. I. team in comparison with their defeats. It should be recalled, however, that the V. M. I. team consisted of practically five individual men on the basketball court in the first game, instead of a team. As the season wore on, these men were wielded into a smooth- working machine by their new coach, Pool- ey Hubert. Th is whole team will probably be eligible next year for playing. Besides this group there will be others from the varsity and rat squads available for duty, and all of them have been learning Pooley Hubert ' s system. Without a doubt the V. M. I. will have a basketball team next year that will be hard to beat. TRZ£CIAK TAYLOI COL-EMA-N WRESTLING THE S E ON THE SON MAT SHERRARD, Captain RESULTS V. M. I 23; North Carolina State 11 V. M. I 20; Navy 8 V. M. I. 26; University of North Carolina 6 V. M. I 25; V. P. I 3 JOE SHEKMAMD Four years ago Joe Sherrard showed natural wrestling ability while winning the intramural wrestling championship in the 135-pound class. Sherrard then started training for the rat wrestling team, on which he was by far one of the best wrestlers. The next year Sherrard had little trouble in winning a place on the varsity team. Although he lost the only match of his career during that year, he won the Southern Conference title in the 125-pound class. He retained this title the next year despite some very fine opposition. He also won all of his matches in dual meets. Most of his victories, incidentally, were by falls. At the end of his second year on the varsity Sherrard was elected captain for this past year ' s team. This year, wrestling in the 135 and 145-pound classes, Sherrard once again went through the season undefeated. GRIGG, Manage 5T£IDTMAHH • Three years ago Frank Carek came to the V. M. I. and took up his duties as the varsity wrestUng coach. Ever since then the school has had a con- sistently winning wrestUng team. In Carek ' s first year as coach the matmen won the Southern Con- ference wrestUng championship; the next year they were runners-up for the crown; and this year they are co-champions with Washington and Lee Uni- versity. Carek could not possibly have had more successful years. Unfortunately for the school, however, he has resigned to resume his studies. Besides losing a good coach, the Institute has lost a man for whom everybody has had respect. He was probably one of the most popular as well as successful coaches the school has ever had, and everyone wishes him plenty of success in his life ' s work. FRANK CAREK Iman. Fiedle rd (Captain VAMSITY WBESTLING The V. M. I. wrestling team decisively defeated all of its opponents this year and thereby holds the Southern Conference wrestling crown, along with the Washington and Lee team, which also won all of its meets in the conference. In the opening match of the year the V. M. I. team outpointed North Carolina State. Foust, Sherrard, Witt, and Farley won their matches by falls, while Baldwin gained an easy decision over his opponent. After a two weeks ' rest the grapplers traveled to Annapolis for their annual meet with the Middies. For the first time in the history of the meets, the V. M. I. team was the victor. Surprisingly to say, it was a rather easy victory, since the cadets clinched the match before Navy even scored. Strate, Foust, Sherrard, and Witt won by deci- sions, and then Steidtmann pinned the Navy cap- tain to bring V. M. I. ' s total points up to seventeen. Farley also gained a decision to make the score 20-8. In the last two meets of the season the cadet team continued its winning pace by defeating the North Carolina and V. P. I. teams. Against the Tar Heels, Foust, Sherrard, Steidtmann, and Reeves won by falls, while Fiedler and Baldwin gained decisions. Over at V. P. I. seven out of the eight matches were taken by the V. M. I. team. This June the varsity team loses Sherrard, Franz, and Farley, but fortunately there are capable men to take their places. Talman and Fiedler have al- ready proven themselves to be able substitutes for Sherrard and Farley, while there will also be good wrestlers from this year ' s rat team to strengthen any weak spots on the next varsity squad. R.€£ £S KAND£L WITT BOXING A RESUME OF THE BOXING SEASON WHITTLE, Cdpto BESULTS V. M. 1 4; Virginia V. M. 1 1; Maryland When the class of ' 37 entered the Virginia Military Insti- tute, a tall, flaxen-haired boy was in its midst. No one thought that he was a potential boxer as he adopted himself to the ways of cadet life, but during the winter his name, Randy Whittle, became known to the corps because of his feats in the ring. Whittle worked hard in his first two years, and though good coaching was lacking, he developed into one of the best V. M. I. mittmen. Then under the coaching of Bob La Lance during his second class year he turned in a number of wins and came through with a suc- cessful record. At the close of the 1936 season his team- mates elected him to captain this year ' s squad. Whit ' s lead- ership was such that interest in boxing increased greatly dur- ing the year. He was the main factor in helping Bill Mc- Clung get a team together that tied Virginia and was looking forward to a successful season when the schedule was can- celled. THREADCRAFT, Manage $L€ 5MAN ' LANE Bill McCliMig Bill McClung came to the V. M. I. from the Uni- versity of Virginia where he had made an enviable record as a student and a boxer. Besides being one of Coach La Rowe ' s favorite fighers, McClung gained many honors in the student body as well as in his fraternity. Boxing material was quite scarce here at the Institute last fall, but McClung developed several of the can- didates for the team into rather outstanding boxers. This was clearly shown in the meets with Virginia University when both the varsity and rat boxers gave creditable performances. At the early close of the V. M. I. boxing season McClung received a position as coach at the Augusta Military Academy. It is the sincere hope of all who came in contact with McClung during his short stay at the Institute that he will return here next year. BILL McCLUNG Coach I DARLING- • VAMSITY XING Since the V. M. I. boxing team participated in only two meets this year, it is impossible to say that they had either a good or bad season. They lost one of their meets while they managed to gain a tie in the other. With the kind of material that there was on the boxing squad, it seems highly possible that the te am would have won if there had been more meets. Under Bill McClung, the new coach, the boxers started training early in December. By the middle of January they were ready to meet the University of Virginia, Southern Conference Boxing Champions in 1936. The Virginia team was rated pretty high, and so it was a great surprise to the sports world when the V. M. I. gained a tie with it. Bell, Darling, Cole and Strickler won their bouts while the other men also deserve credit for their excellent showing. The next match was with Maryland, winners of the Southern Conference Boxing Crown this past year. The Terrapins had a strong array of boxers who com- pletely outclassed the V. M. I. team, but each of the fights were hard and fast. With several of the reg- ulars on the bench either because of studies or in- juries. Bell and Strickler were the only possible win- ners. Both of these men fought their opponents to a draw. Next year the V. M. I. will have several veterans and some good men from the rat team about which to build a team. It can be better than this year ' s in skill, but it cannot possibly have more courage and determination to win. ELLIS SH£LTON STRICKLER TRACK THE 1937 TR AC K SEASON PASCO Captain SCHEDULE April 3 William and Mary at Williamsburg, Virginia April 10 Virginia at home April 17 Maryland at home April 24 V. P. I. at Blacksburg, Virginia May 1 Richmond at home May 8 State Meet at Lexington, Virginia May 14 and 15 Southern Conference Meet The bright spot in a series of good track seasons has been the sensational performances of Merrill Pasco. As a rat he showed great promise and under the capable coaching of Colonel Son Read he has developed into the most outstanding trackman seen at V. M. I. in many seasons. Though dashes were his specialty, Pasco often placed in the low hurdles and the high jump. Consistently a winner in his third and second class years, he topped his stellar performances by setting a new rec- ord in the 220-yard dash at the Conference meet in Dur- ham in 1936. Thus it was only fitting that his team- mates honored him with the captaincy of the squad. MAAtRMAN VAMSITY TMACK A glorious chapter was added to the V. M. I. track history this past season, as Colonel " Son " Read developed a squad which was strong in every event. This was as a result of a large number of veterans, as well as some good track men from last year ' s rat squad, reporting for spring practice early in March. Although the squad was severely handicapped by cold weather in the first weeks of practice, it was in fine physical shape when the warm weather did arrive, and for some time the track men were able to train under the excellent coaching of Colonel Read before the first meet of the season. Without a doubt the best man on the squad was Merrill Pasco, South- ern Conference champion in the 100-yard and 220-yard dashes and captain of the team. Merrill is also the holder of the Southern Con- ference 220 dash record. This past season was his third and last on a V. M. I. track team, but his work on the cinder paths will never be forgotten. SON READ, Coach pnini !!! Ill 141 III iw. h i -: ' :L U a s KENNON 5TR«CKL£R fiEOLEA MARTIN Led by Pasco, the dashmen achieved considerable suc- cess in the various meets, since " Fish " Herring and Pat Riddleberger were valuable understudies for the V. M. I. champ. In the 440 Jim and Russ Ferrey, Bud Haislip, and Shootie Way represented V. M. I. Other men who scored points for the Institute on the cinder paths were evenly distributed among the three classes. Strother Smith, Spohr, and Sayford led the V. M. I. milers, while Hawk Read and Carrie Flythe ran in the 880-yard races. Although the hurdlers have usually been a weak spot on V. M. I. track teams, they were not so this year, since Shootie Way and Pasco did well in the low hur- dle races, and Ralph Tetzlaff and Willie Kennon were excellent in the high hurdles. In the various jumping events V. M. I. was able to hold her own. Herring and Tetzlaff showed surpris- ing form in the broad jumps, while the team ' s midget, Glenn Foust, led " Steeple " Cottrell and Al Nevin in the pole-vaulting matches. Pasco and Hunter Smith developed sufficiently to win their share of points in the high jump. Much of the team ' s strength seemed to lie in the field events. Jim Farley and Dick Strickler won fame in the shot put. Farley and captain-elect of football Al Fiedler threw the discus, but Wayt Clark and Red Echols should not be overlooked in this event. The javelin matches were ably handled by " Boot " Zim- merman and Martin. While eight of the trackmen are graduating this June, the V. M. I. track team should be just as strong next year. There seemed to be able men in every event on both the varsity and rat squads of last spring to take the places of those first classmen. The team will especially miss Merrill Pasco. There have been some great runners at the Institute, but Merrill surpassed them all. He did this not merely by natural ability, but by hard work and training. As a captain he was an inspiration to those who were really striving to approach perfection. FERREY SMfTH SAYFORD BASEBALL 1937 ON THE DIAMOND Apr Apr April Ap: Ap: April April May May May May May May May 7 Bridgewater at home 10 University of North Carolina at home 13 University of Virginia at home 16 Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N. C. North Carolina State at Raleigh, N. C. V. P. I. at home North Carolina State at home University of Richmond at home University of Virginia at University, Va. 8 V. P. I. at Blacksburg, Va. 12 William and Mary at home 15 William and Mary at Williamsburg, Va. 17 University of Richmond at Richmond, Va. 18 University of Maryland at College Park, Md. Four years ago the V. M. I. rat baseball coach said that there was a real ball player on his team that spring. He was referring to Red Church when he said this, and he added that Red would be a valuable addition to the varsity team. As the records of the past three years show, this unknown coach was right. Church played ball regularly for three years, and few men have ever been more valuable to a team. He played in the outfield and infield, and saw service on the mound. While at the bat he was one of the strongest points of the V. M. I. attack. During the past season Church was captain of the squad. Seldom has a team had such fine leadership as he gave, and few captains have ever been more respected by his teammates. SCLATER Varsity Baseball For years V. M. I. baseball teams were considered to be among the best in the South. They not only won their share of games with Southern teams, but also did well in intersectional contests. A few years ago all this was changed when real ball players be- came scarce here at the Institute. During the past year, however, the varsity baseball coach was again able to turn out a winning ball club, since they had a fair amount of material out of which to form a team. The 1936 varsity squad was severely handicapped by the ineligibility of two of its best pitchers, but, while this team was not as strong as a whole, it had some good ball players on it, and all of them were not lost by graduation. Besides this, the 1936 rat team was one of the best the school has ever had. Thus there were plenty of candidates from last year ' s teams out of which to mold a good varsity ball club. In addition to this, the two pitchers in- eligible in 1936 were able to partake in intercolle- giate competition. After getting off to a slow start because the late arrival of spring prevented much outdoor work in March, the team gradually developed into a hard- hitting ball club, which also had plenty of good pitching and fielding. All in all, this year ' s nine was a well-balanced team, since it was made of men who were good, all-round players. The team ' s captain, Bill Church, played great ball during the whole season. After two years of being on comparatively weak teams, Church seemed to , P " pCi, S w LAUNDERS TRZeCIAK develop into an even greater ball player when work- ing with a strong club. Another first classman who saw considerable service was Bill Kane, captain or the basketball team. Kane also had two years of varsity experience behind him. Billy Roberson and Wayne Lugar were the out- standing pitchers on the squad. Although they were both right-handers, they just about divided the hurling assignments. Joe Phillips, a left-hand- er, did some fine relief pitching, while there were several third classmen who only lacked seasoning to make them good players. Woody Gray, star catcher and fielder from last year ' s rat team. Tot Campbell and Dick Irby worked behind the bat. In the infield Doc Saun- ders, Gus Edwards, Andy Trzeciak, and Ray Brit- tingham, all Sophomores, as well as Jim Beard, a Junior, saw service along with Bill Kane. The out- field was chiefly made up of Bud Kovar, Red Church, and Frank Pancake. As has been said, the team was off to a slow start, but it improved considerably as the season pro- gressed and despite some tough breaks had a good season as a whole. Because the team will not lose many men, as there were only two first classmen who saw any service at all, this past spring can be looked back upon with even more satisfaction by the team ' s new coach. Jack Alexander, since during it he laid the foundations for a splendid 1938 team. Jack should really be congratulated for his good work. While the prospects look exceptionally good for the future, it must not be forgotten that the team lost Red Church, one of the finest captains it has had in years. Red was not only a fine ball player, but he was also a well-liked and respected leader. JARMAN BRITTINCHAM ED WAIJD5 HARREUT SMITH, Caplain Last fall the cross country team was led through a successful sea- son by Strother Smith, of Rich- mond, Virginia. With four years service on V. M. I. track teams. Smith developed into one of the best runners at the Institute, al- though he never had experience on the cinder paths before he came to V. M. I. CROSS COUNTRY Results V. M. 1 25; Richmond 31 V. M. 1 21; William and Mary 38 V. M. I. 46; Virginia 61; Washington and Lee 32 Men on a cross country team receive little or no reward, yet they deserve plenty for their work. Especially was this so last fall when Col. Read de- veloped a winning team here at the Institute. In its only dual meets of the year the team defeated Richmond and William and Mary, while in a meet with Washington and Lee and Virginia the cadet harriers placed second. Smith, captain of the team. Read, and Ferry closed their careers in this sport, but there are several men left in the school who show real promise for next year ' s squad. Chief among these are Sayford, Flythe, Spohr, Jeffrey, and Young. ch Read, Jeffrey, Ferrey, Sayford, Young. Dr Flythe, Ferrey, Smith (Captain), Re Gregory (Manager) SWIMMING TEAM With the building of the new pool in Jackson Memorial Hall the Athletic Council decided that it would support a swimming team for the first time in years. Although Cap- tain Lowry, the team ' s coach, hardly expected to be able to form much of a team for intercollegiate purposes, a schedule was arranged for the swimmers. After a few weeks ' practice the tankmen decisively defeated Randolph-Macon. Their other dual meets were with the V. P. I. and Virginia. The V. M. I. lost both of these meets, but their showing was beyond expectations. Bill Irving, Walt Hoblitzell, Tony Carrington, Jack Rubira and Lang Meem were the high scorers for the V. M. I. team. At the close of the season the Southern Conference Swim- ming Tournament was held here, and V. M. I. men, while failing to win any firsts, gave creditable performances. Next year the team should be as strong, if not stronger, since there were very few first classmen on the squad. Farley, Helfrich, Carrington and Ruff were the best of the first class- men, but there should be at least the same number of good swimmers in the rat class. FARLEY, Captaii Irving, Carrington, Coach Lowry, Hoblitzell, Spurgin, Rubira, Walcott, Doughty, Capt. Farley, Ruff, Jones, Helfrich Page 202 CABELL. Capta TENNIS TEAM Tennis at V. M. I. is still in its infancy, this season being only the second in the last four years in which V. M. I. has officially had a team. Much credit for the re-establishment of tennis as a recognized sport at the Institute must go to the interest shown in it by Cabell, captain of the team; Taylor, an outstanding player, and Lieutenant Coyle, the team ' s coach. They were directly responsible for gaining the team the backing of the Athletic Council. Lack of facilities for practice was relieved somewhat this year with the construction of a singles court in the gun shed, and with the reservation of three of V. M. L ' s tennis courts for the use of the team. Results were apparent in the im- proved showing of the team in the scheduled matches with Roanoke College, V. P. L, University of Richmond, Hampden-Sydney, and William and Mary College. The steadily improving resources, material, and interest have real- ly put the sport on a firm basis at V. M. L The Athletic Council recognized it as a monogram sport and awarded let- ters to Cabell, Taylor, Verrell, and Coleman. Lieut. Coyle (Coach), Hubard, Matthews. Verrell, Oast. Cabell. Taylor. Bell, Coleman, McNea {Manage Page 203 PISTOL TEAM LONG, Captain The record of the pistol team should be a matter of pride to the corps. Its members worked hard and steadily to attain their success, and though not pubhcized to the extent their accomphshments merited, they gave a good account of themselves and of V. M. I. Under the able guidance of Lieutenant Coyle, U. S. A., E. M. Long, the team ' s captain, developed a very strong squad this year. Long and Mueller were the only first classmen with previous experience on the range, but Spencer, West, Knight, and Hubard, under- classmen, also had had valuable experience. Besides these men there were several new men who developed sufficiently to be of value to the team. Outstanding among these were Stevens, Edens, and Ramsey, all fourth classmen. Most of the matches fired were by mail. In these matches, as well as in regular meets, the pistol men had a fair amount of success. Among the teams defeated were Texas A. M., Ohio State, and the University of Chicago, while Princeton and Colorado were two of the teams to defeat the V. M. I. PISTOL TEAM Page 204 RIFLE TEAM TRAVIS, Captain Several years ago a handful of cadets formed the first V. M. I. rifle team. Lately the sport has increased in popularity because of the interest aroused in the corps by the intra- mural rifle matches. Since there are a large number of men on the company teams, much material is also developed in these matches. With Frank Travis as captain, the team fired in both shoulder-to-shoulder and mail matches. In the former the cadets met the Marine team from Washington twice and did very well both times. Among the teams defeated in the mail matches were Georgetown, Ohio, and Maryland, while Washington and North Dakota State won by narrow margins. Although the team is losing some very valuable men this June, there are others to take their places. Travis, O ' Hara, Mueller, and Wilson were the best of the first classmen, while Love, Cole, and Bailey, all underclassmen, also did some very excellent shooting. RIFLE TEAM FENCING TEAM CLARK, Captain Fencing is a sport that has flourished rathe r sporadically here at the Institute. At one time the V. M. I. held the Southern Collegiate Fencing Championship, but since then the team has had a hard time to exist. This year, however, it took on new life, as the Intra- mural Department, under Major Ramey, provided the necessary support. Fortunately, W. E. Clark, the team ' s captain, found quite a number of cadets who were interested in this fine sport. For weeks this group worked together, helped each other, and finally developed a strong team. Considering that these men had no regular coach, their record was really remarkable. W. E. Clark, the team ' s captain, did some excellent work this past year with the foil and sabre. He was supported in these divisions by R. L. Goldsmith and W. G. Quinn, both of whom, incidentally, will be eligible for the team next year. Bill Hastings and J. W. Mar- shall won several matches with foil and epee, while G. M. White also proved to be a win- ner with the epee. All of these men, except W. E. Clark, will be available for the team next year. FENCING TEAM Page 20i SHU SCORING WINNING TOUCHDOWN AGAINST V. P. I. RAT SPORTS Bon Grab ei Shu. , Califf, Archer, Griffith. Miner, [rwin. Reynolds, Mitchell. Chapman, Grant, Hcely, Rcga, Fitzhugh, Harris. Second row: Dudley, Traver. VanPatten. Eng, Fisher. Lyle. Beach, Coffin. Matter. FoUeEt, Nance. Cornell. Walton. Pollard. Dcadcrick. Cole (coach). ck. Siv Top lin Lenn Holt. Handy. Gilliai Wasdell. Sharp. Whit HoUiday. Moser, Berr Dpie. Montgotnpi (coach), Furiel (coach Davalos (manager). AT F TBALL Since the biggest mystery in intercollegiate football is the Freshman team, great interest is usually shown in the first fresh game by the sports followers of the various schools. Thus the corps anxiously lookeid forward to the first rat game, which was to be with the strong William and Mary frosh. The little Red Team that trotted out on the field against the Indians hardly resembled that large, powerful rat team of 1935. For the first half things looked bad for the rats, but they exhibited wonderful spirit and fight by coming back in the second half to swamp their opponents, 20-6. The next week the Richmond Freshmen tackled the rats here on Alumni Field. Un- fortunately, however, the home team was not able to snap out of the let-down after their sensational triumph of the week before. De- spite the long advances into the enemy terri- tory, the rats were never able to overcome the seven points which Richmond made early in the game. After a week ' s rest the baby Squadron went over to Charlottesville and defeated the Vir- ginia frosh, 7-0. This victory did not bring the disastrous let-down which had followed their first victory, and on November 1 1 the rats ruined the chances of V. P. I. frosh for the state championship by defeating them in a thrilling game. The little Red team won, 13-7, after coming from behind by scoring in the last few minutes of the game. The last game of the season was with the Maryland frosh. Despite the lead which the rats had for half the game, they were not able to withstand the fierce attack of the Baby Terrapins in the last quarter, when the latter team scored twice to win, 13-7. Thus the Baby Squadron closed a fairly suc- cessful season with three victories and two de- feats. Shu, the team ' s captain, looked good in many of the games and should be a valu- able addition to next year ' s varsity backfield. There were other men, however, who played well and are expected to give invaluable aid to the varsity. Chief among these were Miner, Atkinson, Sharp, Lennox, Stewart, Major, Mitchell, and Chapman. AT BASKETBALL Under the able coaching of Major Ramey and Harry Montgomery, assistant football coach and former football star at the Univer- sity of North Carolina, the rat basketball team won their share of games this year. After dropping several games early in the season, it found its stride and managed to defeat some very formidable opponents. Among the rats ' opponents were such out- standing teams as Suffolk High School, one of the state ' s best high school teams and coached by a former V. M. I. athlete, Jeffer- son High School of Roanoke, Tennessee Mili- tary Institute, and Greenbrier Military Acad- emy. The V. P. I. and Virginia Freshmen were also on their schedule. Although the rats lost several games, they managed to have spells even in these games in which they outplayed their opponents. The best example of this was in an early game with Virginia Freshmen. At the half the cadets were behind, 29-5, but in the second part of the game they came within five points of tie- ing the score. In their victory over the Ten- nessee Military Institute the rats were again behind at the half, but in this game they were able to get ahead to win by four points. There was some good material on the rat team. Among the best were Simpson and Gayle, forwards, and Shu, a guard. They always were an important cry in the team whenever it was putting on one of its spec- tacular rallies. Along with Heely, Atkison, and others, these boys played hard, fast bas- ketball, and at times looked like a champion- ship team. Next year the varsity squad should receive some very valuable material from this group. At the rate that some of the rat play- ers developed this year, they have a splendid chance of helping to make next year ' s varsity a really strong team. ' ' op tow: Montgom- !ty (coach) , Snyder, furner, Sweeney, Bear- ion, Garland, Townes, : manager) , Major Ra- ney (coach). Bono Gram Jett, t. Mitchell. O ' Connor, Boggess, Matter, Top lin, Majo ro» ' .- Colonel Hef- ( coach ) . Reynolds, r. Lennox. Ch£p- man. Lewis In, lanagerl . AT WRESTLING With four victories against one defeat, the rat wrestlers can easily say that they had a good season. Except against the Navy plebes they were never hard pushed to win, and even in some of the meets were very much stronger than their opponents. In the opening meet of the season the rat wrestlers showed real strength against the strong Navy plebe team. Although they lost to the Middies, it was a close and very exciting match, as first one team and then the other scored. Navy finally won, since their individ- ual victories were all by falls, while the rats, talcing the same number of matches, failed to win them all by falls. The next week the Augusta Military Acad- emy wrestling team visited the Institute and held a meet with the baby matmen. Mitchell, Chapman, and Lennox won their second matches of the year, but Jett, a newcomer on the mat, stole the show by his aggressiveness and by finally pinning his opponent with ap- parent ease. The V. M. I. Cadets took five of the matches to win, 21-13. The Apprentice School of Newport News sent a fine team up to Lexington to meet the rats, and most of the matches were close, but V. M. I. piled up an early lead to win, 19-15. Mitchell and Lennox again starred, while Chapman also won his third consecutive match. Following these two meets at home, the rats went to the University of North Carolina and V. P. I. to meet the Freshman teams of these schools. Colonel Heflin ' s grapplers won both of these meets without any trouble. Against North Carolina the rats nearly scored a shut- out, since they scored thirty-two and a half points to their opponents ' one and a half. Against V. P. I. the rats took six of the eight matches to end their season with another easy victory. AT XING As in all other rat sports, nobody knew just what to expect from the rat boxers until after they had received their baptism of fire against outside opposition. Usually the conservative judges wait until the rats have had two chances to show their stuff before they rate them. This year it was hardly necessary, how- ever, since the rat boxers showed plenty in their opening meet with the Virginia Fresh- men. Probably the V. M. I. has never before been blessed with such an aggressive group of box- ers in one class. What little they lacked in skill they made up in courage, and they easily gained a four to four tie with Virginia. The first V. M. I. cadet to enter a ring against an outside opponent this year was Merchant, an 115-pounder. Without a doubt he faced a strong opponent, but he outpointed the man to gain a decision. Merchant ' s aggressiveness along with his skill aroused the hopes of V. M. I. supporters, who had gone many years without seeing a winning boxing team at the Institute. The rest of the rat team followed Merchant ' s example, although they all did not win. Vin- cent, Harris, and Atkison won their matches, but four of the rats lost by points. The tied score, however, mattered little, as it was real- ized that these eight cadets had climbed into the ring against Virginia, and all eight had fought in truly splendid fashion. Without a doubt, Bill McClung, the new coach, had done a great job in developing one of the strongest rat boxing teams in years. The next and last match was with the Staun- ton Military Academy, one of the strongest prep school teams in the country. The rats were clearly outclassed by their opponents, but still they fought just as hard and courageously as though they were bound to win. r Vincent, Grant, Harris, Fitzhugh. Pollard, Af- ro. ' : Bur.hfield. Grey, Major iger), Lang, Walcott. From row: Weiss, Dead- crick, Dudley, White, Augustine. Second row: Gayle, Merchant, Mc- Millen. Floyd, Fenselau Wills, Hundley. Third rou: Colonel Read, (coach), Lang, Down- ing, Hardaway, Weaver, Powell, GnfSth, Pollard (manager). Fourth row: Lamm, Baldwin. Wal- ton, Shu, Atkison. AT TMACKMEN Many of the rat teams are mostly means of developing players for the varsity squads. Rat trackmen, however, are even more inexperi- enced as a rule than the participants in any other sport. It is indeed a rare thing to see a good trackman turn out for the rat team. Therefore, Coach Read, the track coach, usu- ally has his hands full to develop a rat squad. This past spring saw no exception to the rule that there be little experienced material out of which to develop a Freshman team. Of all the rats that turned out for track only Shu, Dead- erick, and Fenselau seemed to have any natu- ral ability or past experience. Shu seemed to excel in throwing the discus and the javelin, as well as in the high and broad jumps, while Deaderick was essentially a dashman and gained prominence for his work in the 100 and 220-yard dashes. Fenselau made his points in the high and low hurdles and, as Shu also did, in the high and broad jumps. It was about these men that Colonel Read built a rather fine rat team. Walton, Lang, Floyd, and Gayle promise to be good half- milers or milers, while Weaver was a close second to Shu in heaving the shot and discus. Then there was Merchant and other men who slowly developed under their coach ' s excellent instruction. All in all, the rat track season ought to be considered fairly successful for two reasons. First, the record this past year was good in comparison with previous years; and, second- ly, many men showed signs of being varsity caliber as they developed under Colonel Read. Incidentally, it is always better to judge a Freshman team by the men it develops rather than by its record. Next year the varsity track team will be miss- ing men who graduate this June, but Shu, Deaderick and others ought to be able to. fill their places. MAT BASEBALL There have certainly been better baseball teams at the Institute, but this year there was very little material in the fourth class from which to develop a good team. Then some of the best players were declared ineligible for various reasons. Added to this, the squad was severely hampered by a late start, and then bad weather, which forced the boys indoors for many days during the first weeks of prac- tice. Despite all this, however, Harry Mont- gomery did a very fine job in his first year of coaching baseball here at the Insti tute. Since rats are quite an unknown athletic qual- ity until they perform in practice, it is really impossible to be able to select a team without plenty of time and care. Therefore, it can be said that the rat teams are really proving grounds for varsity material. It sometimes takes a whole season to tell whether a boy actually has the stuff which makes a real ball player, since some of the rats who never played much before are able to develop into pretty good ball players, while others start off well but never improve. Next year the varsity ball team will be strengthened by several of this year ' s rat base- ball squad. From among the catchers either Totten or Major may be able to be used for varsity games, while Shu and Branaman ought to develop into very good pitchers for a col- lege ball club. Other promising ball players are Simpson, Heely, Mitchell, Dingle, Mat- ter, and Hale. It is just as hard to judge a rat baseball team as it is any other rat team. Without a doubt the record of the team ought to be considered, but it is really more important to develop play- ers for the varsity than to win games. Con- sidering this, the rat ball team can be credited with a very fine season, not only because of its record, but more because it turned out men for next year ' s varsity. Second tow: Montgom- ery, MacKinnon, Stew- art, Dingle, Lyle, Mitch- ell, Mattet. Lennox, Shu, Branaman, Heely, Simpson, Shel- ton (assistant manager). i] i i I ■I II i ii»i ni» imi i w i " " ' " " ' SI P y INTRAMURALS Page 215 INTMAMUMAL SPOBTS During the last five years intramural athletics have risen from an obscure place to that of ranking importance in extra-curriculum activi- ties at the Institute. V. M. I. ' s intramural system, under the (direction of Major M. G. Ramey, has been recognized as probably the best in the South from the standpoint of thor- ough management, sound participation, in- tense interest among the participating units, and general activity. There has been no con- flict with the intercollegiate program, but rather intramurals have aided varsity teams by sending material to the ranks of the Institute squads. The policy of the Intramural Department is administered by Major Ramey, who controls schedules, policies, and administration. Work- ing with him is an Intramural Council of fourteen first classmen, pictured above. In the past season a program of sixteen com- petitive and recreational sports has bee n con- ducted. At the beginning of the year Com- pany " B " was announced as the defending intramural champion company and the holder of the prized intramural trophy. During the fall the men of this company managed to stay in the lead by winning the playground ball and basketball tournaments and placing high in touch football, in which " F " Company took first place. During the winter Company " E " placed first in the rifle matches, while Companies " C " and " D " took firsts in the boxing and wrestling tournaments. Winter sports were concluded with Company " E " taking another first in volleyball. Spring activities started with a track meet in March. " A " Company was the high scorer, due to the efforts of Church, Darden, Lugar, and Gayle. It was at this time that " Stooge " Riley led " D " Company to victory in the ping-pong tournament. Companies " B " and " F " won the handball and the water polo tournaments. cXCTIVITIES ADMINISTRATION Pancake, Vessey, Hotchkiss, Church, Tucker, Whittle, Pasco, Zimmerman, Fiedler, Irving, Gray THE HONOM COUMT When a boy enters V. M. I. the first thing that is impressed upon him is the high standard of honor which the school has maintained and developed since its founding nearly a century ago. He also learns that the power behind the honor system is the Honor Court, a body of cadets con- sisting of all the class officers of the First and Second classes, the President and Vice-President of the Third Class, and three other elective members of the First Class. However, the Honor Court is not a body acting independently of the corps, for the full cooperation of the latter is an absolute essential to its proper functioning. Each room in barracks contains a copy of the Honor Court rules pasted in a conspicuous place, and every cadet is expected to know these rules, ignorance of them being no excuse. Before bringing a cadet to trial, the members of the Court make certain that there is enough evidence to justify such a trial. The accused is allowed to select any two cadets to defend him, and to call in others as witnesses if he so desires. An officer of the Institution sits in on the case to see that the accused is given every possible chance to prove his innocence, the latter of course being considered innocent until proved otherwise. A two-thirds majority of the Court is necessary for conviction. If the boy is acquitted, the entire incident is forgotten, but if convicted, he is immediately banished from these four walls, for V. M. I. is first of all a school for gentlemen, and will not tolerate anyone who violates the code of honor which has been for so many years its most cherished possession. am I sum n i standing: Riddleberger, Fiedler, Pa Sitting; Hotclil iss, Cliurch, Tucker, Whittle THE GENEMAL COMMITTEE Pasted on the lockers in every room in barracks beside the Honor Court rules is another code of regulations known as the General Committee rules — rules prescribed by that body of Cadets known as the General Committee. The latter is an organization which concerns itself with the preserva- tion of the traditions, class privileges, and reputation of the corps. Its personnel is the same as that of the Honor Court plus the Historian of the Third Class, but the members of the Corps are also a very important cog in its machinery. Without their aid in reporting violations of its rules, the General Committee would be scarcely more than a figurehead, but the fact that V. M. I. men are proud of the reputation of their school and anxious to guard zealously their class privileges insures their active cooperation. This body holds periodic meetings throughout the year to which all cadets guilty of infringement upon its rules are summoned. Each man is called in separately, in- formed of the charge against him, and given ample opportunity to explain his oilense if he so de- sires. After deliberation, the Committee then returns a verdict impartially arrived at, and renders punishment in the form of confinement, demerits, or penalty tours. The General Committee does not, however, confine its activity to punitive measures, serving also as an advisory body. Every c adet is free to consult any of its members on questions of behavior, privileges, and the like, con- cerning which there may be some doubt in his mind. The Committee thus prevents many viola- tions of its rules which it would otherwise be called upon to punish. WHITTLE, President HOTCHKI5S, Vice-President THE HOP C ITTEE One thing stands out in the memory of a cadet ' s social hfe while at the Institute, and that is the Hops. Though few in number, these hops have an established rep- utation of being among the best in college circles all over the country. V. M. I. men are proud of their dance sets and continually strive to better them. No Hop Committee in the history of V. M. I. has succeeded in getting better orchestras than has the 1937 committee. Under the capable direction of Randolph Whittle, the Hop Committee has established the slogan, " Nothing but the best, " and has lived up to the strictest interpretation of this phrase. Homecoming Hops, usually a small set of dances, witnessed the nation ' s outstand- ing college dance band in ' 94 Hall. Starting the year ' s hops was the inimitable Hal Kemp and his orchestra, who played to a large crowd in the gaily decorated gym. Truly the committee had lived up to its slogan. Thanksgivings and Ring Figure found Tommy Dorsey playing at the Institute. A beautiful event was accompa- nied by smooth music, and again the Hop Committee had shown its mettle. The custom in the past has been to get any good band for Midwinter Hops. The 1937 Committee set its cap for the Idol of the Airlanes, and when dance time came around, Jan Garber and his boys were set to supply the music under black and white decorations. The greatest set of Midwinter Hops ever seen at the V. M. I. was the result of the determination of the Hop Committee to get only the best orches- tra possible. Easters and Finals are yet to come, but if the beginning is any indication of the ending, there is no doubt but that these two sets of dances will be bigger and bet- ter than ever before. Top Row: Davalos. Townes. Read, Tucker, Farley, R. A. Middle Row: Covington. Farley, J. C, Zimmerman. Pritchett, Way, Kane, Jones, F Bottom Row: Pasco, Phillips, Hotchkiss, Whittle, Hastings, Church. Wil SECOND CLASS FINANCE COMMITTEE This organization, made up of members of the Second Class, has charge of all matters of finance within the corps with the exception of the hops which are controlled and conducted by the Hop Committee. For this reason it is absolutely necessary that this group function properly and be supported whole-heartedly by the corps. As in previous years the committee had charge of distribution of newspapers and magazines, the sale of stationery and Christmas cards, and the showing of a moving picture in the Jackson Me- morial Hall every Saturday night. Each of these departments is under the supervision of a cadet on the committee, and this cadet is responsible to the committee and its chairman for the work done in his department. During the past year the committee has taken on several additional enterprises with which preced- ing committees have not been concerned. Most important of these has been the flower agency which was formerly operated by individual cadets. Consolidating this agency under the control of th» Finance Committee has resulted in better prices and service for all members of the corps. While not a new addition to the committee, the stationery agency this year obtained an option from the Post Exchange on all stationery sold in barracks, thus enlarging on the previous agency which only authorized the sale of class stationery. The committee also took over the operation of the refresh- ment room during hops and greatly improved its general appearance as well as the quality of the food and the service. Proceeds from all of thess projects are turned over to the treasurer of the committee and are used to defray expenses of the Ring Figure for the Second Class and the Final Ball given for the First Class. THE HEALTH FVL AN FLEASANT ABODE OF ACR.OWD Of HONORAiBLE YOyTHS PRESS! NCN P-THE HILL OFSCIENCE: WITH NOBLE EMYLATION AGRATIFYINC SPECTACLE: AN HONOR- TO- OVR.COVNTR.YANDOVR STATE: OBJECTS OF-HONEST-PRIDE-TO -THEIR- INSTRVCTORS- AND -FAIR SPECIMENSOf -CiTlZEN-SOLDlERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE PROVD OF- HER- FAME AND -READY- IN EVERY TIME -OF -DEEPEST- PERIL S - - OFFICERS OF THE GUAED After four years of absorbing military at V. M. I. there has evolved in the Class of ' 37 a group of military geniuses who, by wearing their uniforms with a careless ease, have hid- den successfully their true abilities. This group of unrecognized leaders has organized and elected one of the outstanding members, Tom Hotchkiss, as president. They call them- selves the Officers of the Guard. President Hotchkiss started his regime with a brilliant challenge to the O. D. ' s for a con- test of skill on the gridiron. The date was set, approached, and occurred, but the O. D. ' s were saved an ignominious defeat by the intervention of the elements in the form of a snowstorm. Along in February, President Hotchkiss again leaped into action, and the O. G. ' s Annual Banquet materialized ' midst protestations of mutual and undying affection on the part of all who attended. It was the high-spot in an already brilliant social season at V. M. I.; and it will take its place alongside of Ring Figure and Graduation in the memories of the privates of the first class. In a class already closely united by the bonds of true friendship, the clean-sleeved boys have felt yet another bond. It might be described by the old saying that " misery loves company, " but it has turned out to be a very, very happy misery, indeed, for the good privates will be pitching woo during Finals while the O. D. ' s suffer alone on guard. Editorial Staff T. V. Brooke Editor-in-Chief J. R. Tucker Assistant Editor J. J. McEvEETY Sports Editor C. F. Franz Art Editor H. P. Carrington Outrage Editor L. B. Way Photographic Editor G. P. Valliant Associate Editor W. W. TowNES Assistant Editor F. M. Pancake Second Class Editor First Class Biographies Cabell Goolrich Farley Mitchell Grigg Whittle THE 1 3 7 BOM Jl. I. YEA O K Business Staff 1937 Bomb H. S. Read Business Manager Drake Pritchett Advertising Manager Staff I. H. ScLATER H. M. Pasco D. L. Henderson A. C. Darden T. N. Pollard J. I. Ruff J. A. Zimmerman W. P. Riley i V Editorial Staff C. B. GooLRiCH Editor-in-Chief R. A. Farley Managing Editor S. P. Davalos News Editor G. P. Valliant Alumni Editor W. M. Kane Sports Editor H. P. Carrington Assistant Sports Editor J. J. McEvEETY . Assistant Sports Editor J. R. Worsham .... Assistant News Editor W. W. TowNES Feature Editor J. W. S. Wise Rewrite Editor J. LeMasurier Rewrite Editor Reporters D. P. BOYER H. B. Darling P. M. Gwaltney G. E. FosQUE G. P. FoSQUE H. E. Reed S. W. Scarburgh Y. H. Knowles L. B. Whitehouse G. L. Ashman J. A. Powell E. T. Clark THE V. M. I, A D E T Page 230 Business Staff E. F. Tate Business Manager Business Staff of " The Cadet " E. S. Wilson Advertising Manager F. H. Travis Asst. Advertising Manager G. O. Lee Asst. Advertising Manager E. R. Jones Asst. Advertising Manager J. W. Wilson Asst. Advertising Manager W. W. Lewis Subscription Manager J. E. Johnson Asst. Subscription Manager C. A. Pritchett Circulation Manager F. H. McNeal Staff Secretary Assistants G. V. DOERR A. K. Earnest W. B. BOYER P. M. Gwaltney J. A. Powell P. H. Taylor J. F. Norberg G. T. FousT B. D. Spencer W. E. Dressler C. B. Shelton L. W. Lane Page 231 SECOND CLASS SHOW " LIFE BEGINS AT 6:40 " On Friday night of the Easter Hops, 1936, the doors of J. M. Hall burst open and out poured a laughing, hilarious group of civilians, cadets, and girl friends. Their mood is understandable when it is realized that they had just witnessed the Second Class Show. Director Goolrick had scored a tremendous hit with his production, and Hastings smiled because it was a financial success. As the crowd drifted toward ' 94 Hall, one might have heard remarks in praise of the show. First, it was the chorus of silvery-voiced cadets, professional in caliber and capably directed by Scotchy Jones. Farley, Follett, and Jones were outstanding. " A Sub ' s Night- mare " followed, with Sinky Sinclair a Sub sublime. Sclater and Helfrich were, of course, the military big-shots. " The Broker ' s Daughter " featured the only females in the cast — Valliant and Pickett. It was here that Pickett picked up his nickname, " Mother. " Ruff was the cultured carpenter. " For Dear Old V. M. I., " a satire on the alumni situation, was faithfully produced, with Couper as a professor, Kennon, O ' Hara, " Windy " Bill, and others as students and athletes. Pritchett, Riley, Tate, and others were natural as alumni. " Major Blows ' Amateur Act " uncovered worlds of hidden talent in Davalos, Stud Farley, and the amazing hill-billy GuUey Jumpers — Way, Neal, Grigg, and Weightman. The V. M. I. Commanders topped off the program and the praise for the excellent music they furnished. And the whole thing originated just so that there might be a Final Ball. Page 232 THE COMMANDERS The 1937 edition of the V. M. I. Commanders is more of a V. M. I. orchestra than it has been for several years. Ably led by Joe Ford, this orchestra has played at two First Class Hops as well as many of the surrounding schools. Sweet Briar, Randolph-Macon, Harrisonburg, and Farmville have seen and heard the Commanders and all present have commented on the versatility of the mu- sicians from the V. M. I. The talent that makes up the orchestra is recruited from all four classes at the Institute. This year ' s rat class contributed some excellent material in Thomas at the trumpet, Rawls at the reeds, with the bass fiddle being handled by Hatfield. From the Third Class came Bill Follett, drummer extraordinary and vocalist of no mean ability. His catchy rendition of old and new favorites added a great deal to the orchestra. Leader Joe Ford has one more year to handle the Commanders. He plays the reed instruments and does the arrangements. This year found Norberg at the piano and he too is a Second Class- man, thus having one more year to play. Crump fills out the sax section while Digges ably han- dles the trombone assignments. The orchestra makes good use of an accordion with Chamberlain being featured on this instrument. The use of the guitar by Carr and the accordion give the Commanders a type of band that is very distinctive among popular professional orchestras, and more so in a college band. The prospects for the next season are unusually bright what with all the principal men returning. Some one must be found to take the place of Bill Follett who was forced to drop out of school. The rest of the band will be returning, and with one whole season of play ing together behind them, they should have as successful a year as is possible. jn THE SECMET EIGHT Remnant of the days when cadets were bold, bad men — and the authorities weren ' t so tough! This club is neither " secret " nor is it " eight " — other than that the name is quite appropriate. However, it finds its excuse for existence as the perpetrator of the Certified Thirteen and its successor, the certified Fifteen. When these clubs were in operation, their purpose was to carry on the " hell-raising " in barracks — throw bombs, paint the Mess Hall, and do other such tricks. These fun-loving activities have been stepped on hard by the authorities, but the Secret Eight has continued to thrive. When cadets reach their Third Class year it has become a custom for that group to throw a bomb. The instigators and executioners of this deed automatically become members of the Secret Eight. The uniforms worn by these men are not those usually seen on a " bomb- thrower, " but they represent the apparent disregard they hold for authority — irony, to say the least. The time came for Thirty-seven to enter its heyday, and, not to be outdone, it, too, de- cided to produce some bombers; and produce them it did. Six stalwart lads volunteered their nimble fingers, conspiring minds, and some their chevrons — for the cause. Finally, the day and the hour were set, and when the time came the bomb was set off. The old tra- dition had been preserved and this book. The Bomb, can live up to its name under the flag of Thirty-seven. Now take heed, all ye future pretenders to the organization, once during your career must the familiar cry ring out — as it did on the night of June the twelfth, 1935 — " Bomb in the Courtyard. " ATING UNIVEMSITY .. I, SUMMEM SCHOOL THE EL THE V, : Shades of Heidelberg and Munich, where beer and knowledge (not of a bookish type) are assimilated with equal gusto, invaded the quiet recesses of V. M. I. about the middle of July. Here assembled the Institute ' s " favorites, " who sought to give their V. M. I. careers " cultural finish " during the quiet summer months and incidentally to enable them to pass enough work to enter the " Autumn Sessions. " Herein lies the tale of a great battle. The battle began about the 26th of July and lasted for about six weeks, the casualties being many and the fatalities very few. The " instruc- tors " had the advantage from the first of organization and good leaders, while we, the " students, " were without leaders (sober) , although we did outnumber the enemy almost four to one. For the first few weeks the battle was about even until the " instructors " suc- ceeded in getting their heavy " Calculas " and " Physics " guns within range. The " students " were then thrown into complete rout and the battle ended with their annihilation. Many were taken prisoners (few escaped) and are patiently awaiting peace negotiations, which are expected to be completed about the sixteenth of June, so that they, too, may romp free and unhampered by the strong fetters that still bind them. Tender are the memories of summer school and many anecdotes are told and retold during the cold winter nights that follow. May we wish that future " Utopias " have their " Mona Lisas, " who come stumbling and staggering in at all hours of the night and day, and pro- vide ample entertainment for even the quietest. May the password be ever: " Two more quarts and then home. " GENIAL JAN MID-WINTERS J SOCIAL Til© Mieg Figure and Final Ball Twice every second class steps to the center of the stage at V. M. I. First at the Ring Figure and then at the Final Ball the second class is the object of interest. The Ring Figure ushers in the annual Thanksgiving Hops and is the time when the second class becomes of age and its members receive their rings. Smartly attired in white mess jackets, the cadets lead their white gowned partners onto the matchless floor of Ninety-four Hall for the figure that is led by the class officers. The figure ends when each couple passes under the flower bedecked arch where the girl bestows upon her escort his class ring followed by a kiss. With the rest of the corps in grey full dress uniforms, the white of the participants in the figure stands out more impressively. The girls carry arm bouquets of red, white, and yellow roses all during the figure. The Final Ball is the last dance of the Finals set of hops and is given by the second class for the first class. The second classmen present their figure as the new first class while the graduating class looks on attired in white paletots. Mess jackets are worn in the figure and again the class officers are the leaders. At the end of the figure the Final Ball begins in earnest. Merriment reigns supreme until the small hours of the morning when the O. D. puts an end to the merrymaking as the sun begins to rise. Both Finals and Commencement are near at hand. Finals for the grad- uating class and yet for them a Commencement. While for the new first class it is a Commencement of new duties, responsibilities and new pleasures. i FINAL GEMM AN B. R. WHITTLE MISS EMILIE BRUCE Leaders of the Final German - IME marches on! June 14, 1937, Lexington, Virginia. A soft sum- mer breeze plays through the tree-tops. A golden moon looks down on ' 94 Hall at the Virginia Military Institute. A truly lovely old Virginic scene and a perfect set- ting for the occasion — the Final German. Behind closed doors in one end of the spa- cious building, ninety-two first classmen, attired in their smart mess jackets, and an equal number of beautiful girls expectant- ly await the start of the figure. For these first classmen the night is a significant one. It is their last figure — the last time that the Class of ' 37 will pass in review together down the floor of the gaily-deco- rated gymnasium. Tomorrow night the second class will hold the spotlight at the Final Ball as they march on toward an- other year. The doors swing open, the orchestra strikes up, and the figure is on. The couples move with precision and grace through the intricacies of the figure amidst the applause of the spectators. White mess jackets, brass buttons, color- ful evening dresses, and gay corsages form patterns of kaleidoscopic beauty as they mingle momentarily, then pass on. The figure ends, the lively music melts into a waltz, and the Class of ' 37 dances away its next to last night at the Institute, stow- ing away final impressions of V. M. I. dances which will bring back happy mem- ories in future years. THE NOGMAM HOP MISS OLIVIA HARVEY Figure H, BOY! Finals! And the Mono- gram Hop starts off the fun on Saturday night, with Guy Lombardo sched- uled to furnish the music. Wow! The purpose of the Monogram Hop is to honor those who have successfully served the Institute in athletics. To this end a figure is presented in which the members of the Monogram Club take part. The dance is very informal, and instead of the customary mess-jacket to set apart those who are honored, the Monogram Men wear A, H. FIEDLER MISS MAUD FARLEY Assistant Leaders of the Monogram Figure their Monogram sweaters in the figure. It is very effective, serving as it does to relieve the somewhat tedious uniformity of the usual formal figure. Even at that, however, the dance is probably more dignified than the two which follow, because that spirit of " just one last mad fling before graduation " hasn ' t yet made itself felt. The Gymnasium is, of course, always ap- propriately decorated for the occasion, with the V. M. I. Monogram on the sound board and the school colors outstanding. This year Jim Farley, president of the Mon- ogram Club, and Al Fiedler, its vice-presi- dent, lead the figure. The O. D. ' s drum at the end of the dance marks the formal end of the year for the Monogram Club ' s ac- tivities. It has been a full year. Page 240 erewLik Is our selec- tion of me heaailes am rest ass area Li was not an easij johy for oLo Vir- cjlma sports some mlcfklij fine Lookincj be Lies. yours sLncereLiiy UkarloHe Jjurcliell O llle Jjru ce Oalik Slump f OUen lowers VLrcjinLa jtu)iler Jeanne JjaLowLn (JXancij K akn Jjoroiliij Jvuikerfora Sunny Ker J ay Lor 3rumh y j ucLue cyncOormlck it Am uioiilYKjYiam . » :A. ' :«f cy iarik 5? a evens OBTRAGE H. P. CARRINGTON, JR OUTRAGE EDITOR m Perhaps Everreadies will save YOUR life some day wish I were a moron And didn ' t give a damn — ' Twould be fun to be u moron- My God — perhaps I am! " Whaffo you sharpening ' at razor? " " Woman, they ' s a paih o ' genmun ' s shoes undah yo ' bed. If they ain ' t no niggah IN them shoes — ah ' m gonna shave! " Judge (after giving prisoner a 99-year sentence) : " Have you anything to say? " Prisoner: " All I know is you are damn liberal with other people ' s time. " Willie Rose Sat on a pin. Willie rose. So we named the baby " Weatherstrip " because he kept his old man out of the draft during the war. Inspecting a pair of trousers in his shop in Athens, a tailor queried, " Euripides? " Answered the customer, " Yah, Eumenides. " " Can you knock a golf ball out of sight? " asked Golfer MacThistle of Golfer MacHeather. To which Golfer MacHeather ejaculated, " Ayre, but I ' m not go- ing to. " SUCH IS LIFE Corp. 1st Relief: " What ' s your name over there? " Newly Cadet: " Plenidumb, A. K., sir. " C. 1st R.: " Drive on, Mister. " C. 1st R.: " What ' s your name on the third stoop? " 3rd Classman: " Why donchawakeupsome? " C. 1st R.: " O. K., brother rat. " C. Lst R.: " Whozat on the second stoop, sentinel? " Voice from second stoop: " Only your 1st Sgt., fella. " C. 1st R. (eager note) : " My mistake, my mistake. " C. 1st R.: " Shernameina arch? " Arch occupant: " Who in the hell wants to know? " Little Miss Muffet decided to rough it In a cabin quite old and medieval. A rounder spied her and plied her with cider, And now she ' s the forest ' s prime evil. " May I press your lips? " said he, And she nodded her sweet permission, So they went to press And 1 rather guess — They printed a full edition. Stooge: " See, he cleaned up a lot of money in crooked dough. " C. Bill: " What, sir, was he a counter- feiter? " Stooge: " No, a pretzel manufacturer. " Heard that a certain little guy in " D " Co. was boned for " hiding behind breast- plate. S. E. I. " " Oh, Gawd " Little Lucy had just returned from the children ' s party and had been called into the dining room to be exhibited before the dinner guests. " Tell the ladies what mama ' s little darling did at the party, " urged the proud mother. " I frowed up, " said little Lucy. OH, YEAH? When Hell shall be all frozen over, I ' ll be the army ' s pride, Then champagne will flow in the mess hall. And penalty tours will ride. He kissed Helen Hell ensued He left Helen Helen sued. Teacher: " Now, if I lay five eggs here and three eggs there, how many will I have alto- gether? " Jimmy: " I don ' t think you can do it. " Happy is the mosquito that can pass the screen test. A woman ' s whim is ever this — To snare a man ' s reluctant kiss. And snaring it, to make him pant For things that nice girls never grant. " Cold? " " ' Bout to freeze. " " Want my coat? " " Just the sleeves. " " Better? " " U) m-m-m-m; Both beautiful and dumb Must my true love be. Beautiful so Til love her. And dumb so she ' ll love me. The stork who brought you ought to have been arrested for rmuggling dope! Certified number Silas Clam Lies on the floor. He tried to slam A swinging door. ' MEMBER THIS? Washington, Napoleon, Cicero and Caesar, Who ' s our worthy candidate? Smiling Mona Lisa. " Angel face, say hello to your aunt. " " I hate choo! I hate choo! I hate choo! " " Baby dumpling, that ' s not nice. Say hello to auntie. " I hate choo! I hate choo! I hate choo! " " Please, snookums, for momma ' s sake, say hello. " " I hate choo! I hate choo! I hate choo! " " Listen, plug ugly, say hello to your aunt before momma knocks whatever teeth you ' ve got down your little throat. " " Why, auntie dear, when did you arrive? " " - lYee ' T rnui £. at i l q -mi " But, officer, I didn ' t see that fire-plug, when I parked here it was hiding behind an airedale. " riR T CL 1$$ DELI1QUE1CE§ ALCATRAZ ON THE NILE C. O. D. Order No . 440 FIRST CLASS Adams, H. Wearing " stripes " in unauthorized man- ner on week-end. Lynchburg, ' 37. Brooke, T. V. Sucking Ye Editor in on this stuff. Cabell, J. B. Occasioning nickname Little Tin Jesus by constantly snarhng at Kitty Club. Carrington, H. p. Headless attempt to deceive O. C. with headless dummy in hay, Finals, ' 35. Church, W. S. Continually loitering around dime store listening to record " I Found a Million Dollar Baby, " etc. Clark, W. E. Excess baby puss without authority and at all times. Clark, W. P. " Thick Apple. " Cothron, H. C. Snubbing brothers by continually ap- pearing at parade as Junior Assistant Color Ser- geant, Second Class. Covington, W. S. Masquerading as late Thomas A. Edi- son in barracks without being actually able to fit bulb in socket. CouPER, J. L. Puzzling military-minded mightily by pre- ferring rank of lowly orderly to exalted position of O. D. Crim, J. C. Attempting to describe battle of New Mar- ket while gobbling growly in Mess Hall, S. R. C. Darden, a. C. Being brother-rat of Freddy Vose. (Spe- cial Report.) Davalos, S. p. Resenting Cognomen " Sam Atlas, " after doing everbodie ' s work and everybody for four long years. Dewey, S. R. " Coin ' steady " for six years and only hold- ing hand of same once. Dressler, L. H. Embarrassing bro ' rats by wearing natty straw-hat around Washington. Edge, J. V. Having stoop nigger break in new pipe. Farley, J. C. Taking vote as to next command S. E. L with corps at present arms. Farley, R. A. Continually returning from hops with black eyes, Sunday, A.M. Ferrey, J. P. Gross assumption of authority by pretend- ing to be elevator boy in Lynchburg. Frantz, C. F. Shattering glass in barracks by loud man- ner of answering O. C. ' s report. Freeman, A. C. — Causing roommates to keep feet high by vast yarns (yawns) of the sea. Gayle, J. P. Selfishly frustrating Ashburn ' s starvation aims by the certified capture, roasting, and devour- ing of pet goldfish after ultra-frugal S. R. C. GooLRiCK, C. B. Gross sacrilege to Fredericksburg ' s " clean sleeve " boast by becoming corporal near end of third class year. Gregory, J. B. Making vain stab at lover Lee ' s heart- throb record. Grigg, C. F. Receiving " fun spot " package from R. M. W. C. while convalescing from busted prop. Harris, J. C. O. Especially military manner of giving calisthenics to brother rats at camp. Hastings, D. C. Proving himself financial wizard by extracting blocd from turnips psnding formal hops. Helfrich, R. B. Being member of Florida Expeditionary Force. Henderson, D. L. Leaving " choppers " in O. D. ' s house in lieu of mousetrap. Hotchkiss, T. a. Running in courtyard (or anywhere else for that matter) . Hunter, C. S. Organizing the great brotherhood of Gen- eral Hunter and Corporal Ritchie. Jenks, T. E. Losing F. C. P. for one month as a result of untimely attempt to ride gim after week-end leave. Jetton, J. W. Swearing up and down that Heaven is only the first approach to the State of Tennessee. Johnston, J. E. Unadulterated cruelty to animals by " ' es running over two pigs, a cow, and a chicken, " en route from furlough. Johnston, H. G. Rumored competition to " Pole-Prop " Henderson. Jones, E. R. Singeing rat ' s hair by thrusting pink puss too near same. D. R. C. Kane, D. J. Trying to take care of Pritchett, when Pritchett was trying to take care of him. Kane, W. M. Holding undisputed position of Grand Mogul at Hally Hall in Paletot in winter. Kennon, W. U. Excess of good will on Monday, A.M. King, L. E. Holding " bird in the cage " in O. D. ' s house. Land, W. W. Assumption of status, " All Duty " (recrea- tion privileges) while O. D. Lee, G. O. Carrying ancient art to new heights by guz- zling buckwheat cakes at Snappy Sam ' s B. R. C. Thereby being " grassier a ' exces. " LeMasurier, J. Using harsh and abusive language to self in front of mirror at Culpepper brawl. ;i jf mt A i Page 25B w First Class Delinque Lewis, W. W. Riding horse like horseman instead of cav- alry keydet. Long, E. M. Attempting to start " Baldy Emancipation " club in barracks by secret importation of Buck Rogers hair-restorer machine. Major, J. N. Giving Slopjar superior rating as O. G. McEvEETY, J. J. Attempt to have " Yankee Doodle " played at Newmarket Day formation. McNeal, F. H. Wearing tip of guidon to a nub by over-diligent polishing of same. Mitchell, G. R. Succumbing to wild, headstrong, way of Jungle Jim while sergeant. Moore, W. H. Cot down and in same, drill and B. P. Mueller, R. G. Gross impersonating of Zioncheck in barracks. MuNDY, J. B. Entertaining girl friend in barracks in sum- mer school, thereby bringing Stonepuss down like wolf on fold. NowLiN, W. H. Claim to have driven from Lexington to Lynchburg in less time than possible by airplane. O ' Hara, L. B. Running block to attend Fancy Dress in pajamas when second classman. Pasco, H. M. Leaving tracks in Baltimore. (Riley ' s ter- ritory.) Patteson, J. W. Making remark " Tallion Tention " softly at mile-long regiment at summer camp parade. Phillips, G. A. Grossly inefficient by failing to max one exam. Pickett, W. H. Causing lovelorn look in roommate ' s eyes by making damn fine woman in Second Class Show. Pollard, T. N. Repeated failure to render proper report of doings upon return from M. B. Sunday P. M. Pritchett, C. a. Making hollow sound when putting on cap. Pritchett, D. Successfully making summer resort of Ft. Hoyle, ' 36. Read, H. S. Continually squaring off with Zamsky for heavyweight tightwad championship. Richardson, C. C. Monopolizing best stuff in Buena Vista. Riley, W. P. Wearing effective disguise by shaving be- fore each set of hops. Robinson, K. B. Creating gross disorder in barracks by continual yelling and hollering, R. Q. Ruff, J. L Fagging civilians by causing corporal to make Mink Mistos (hay substitutes) close all windows on first stoop. ScLATER, L H., Jr. Cajoling, drinking, and browbeating lonely tramp into straining ' 26 Chevrolet to get him- self and Windy back only 25 minutes late on F. C.P. ;ies (Continued) Sheffey, H. G. Causing roommates in 113 suite to keep feet off floor during extensive explanation of what he and Casanova have in common. Sherrard, J. H., IV. Twisting mat opponents into pretzel-like shapes, without bothering to untie same. Sinclair, C. L. Gross neglect of duty by failing to knock books from arm of seat in College Bill ' s class on Nov. 12. Smith, S. S., Jr. Thoughtlessly remembering demo re- ceived during third class year. Tate, E. F. Blushingly admitting, under fire, that the folks back home used to call him either " Hand- some " or " Iron Man. " Taylor, R. H. Taking food from mess hall by contin- ually carrying pumpkin on shoulders. Taylor, W. D. A. W. O. L. all military formations by carrying head in stratosphere. Tetzlaff, R. W. Driving Ruff ' s ancient Ford with malice and aforethought on the inside of mountain curves, thereby endangering lives of 7 or 8 other occupants. Threadcraft, H. L. Running into difficulty with Misto on Richmond trip ' 36. TowNES, W. W. Continually creating disorder in " B " Co. by loud yelling of " Arrow Beer " and " We are in fighting shape, " thereby bringing back memories of camp. Travis, F. H. Jamming traffic in Washington arch by moving schnozzle from side to side. Tucker, J. R. Holding photo makeovers in top shelf of locker, Feb., ' 37. Valliant, G. p. Another winning, winsome wench in Goolrich ' s grand galaxy. Way, L. B. Raising pluperfect hell at mere mention of Legs posing in big dog ' s coatee. White, C. W. P. plenty poor postman, first class. Whittle, B. R. Fighting it out with " Sleepy " Moore for forty- fifth place in Intramural 4 -mile event, thereby p roving that he could " run a little too. " Williams, L. R. Hayseed in collar, S. M. I. Wilson, J. W. Dragging swell gal around Richmond in one of Henry Ford ' s last stands. Wise, J. W. S. Absent Final Formation, ' port late in five minutes. Worsham, J. R. Possessing head resembling toilet ball. Worth. W. H. First in woo-line at G. I. issue. Fort Hoyle. Zimmerman, W. H. Chronic palpitation of the tongue at all times. Zimmerman, J. A. Gross familiarity with authority by attempt, to make time with Southern Sem. Sub. Wilson, E. S. Inattention in church — plotting Sunday P. M. campaign as Holy Horror at HoUins. W M A " Ba: T2)o cmRmn ACTION — A ; - - " - (l= ' iX. a « ' W ' ' - y Ff mip m ' The Height of Optimism ' CERTY " At night before I hit the hay, I like to let my memory stray Among the deeds that I have done, My battles lost, my victories won. But when I tell of how I shot A leopard right upon the spot, My roommates, idiotic brutes. Do utter howls and chortle hoots. They say, ' ' You know darn well you lie, Come on, let ' s hear you certify. " I close my eyes and think of when I was a man, above most men; When all the women clung to me. Like sailors who are lost at sea Cling to a mast pole or a spar; And float on towards the northern star. But when I tell of all my skirts. My roommates laugh until it hurts. They say, " Just look us in the eye And then let ' s hear you certify. " Oh, something really should be done To stop this thing — it kills my fun. First thing you know, they ' ll start to doubt I did these things I tell about. And besides, what fun is there to lie If someone makes you certify. ioMll l TBS LAjfB The Fleet ' s In Mrs. Chattermore: " Did you see the expression on Mrs. Brown ' s face when I told her she looked no older than her daughter? " Mrs. Sayalot: " No, but I saw the expression on her daughter ' s face. " Mistress — Mary, when you wait on my guests tonight, please don ' t wear any jewelry. Maid — I haven ' t anything valuable, ma ' am, but thanks for the warning. DrutH 1«fc-t5 ft HoliOJV Page 2S8 VM Jones, P., ex ' 37 Naw, Minklef, this ain ' t Washington and Lee Tramp — Could you give a fellow a bite? Housewife — I don ' t bite myself, but I ' ll call my dog. Steward — How would you prefer your breakfast, sir? Passenger — With an anchor on it, if you don ' t mind. For years the two sexes have been racing for suprem- acy. Now they have settled down to neck and neck. " Scoff et swill et femmes " Was a motto of Thirty-Three ' s day, But scoff goes up And swill gives out And femmes — hell, where ' s my hay! Wife — Darling, a moth was in my bathing suit. Husband — Well, it must have looked very well on It must be " Jungle Fever, " sir She: " Darling, you aren ' t sick, are you? " He: " Not exactly, but I would hate to yawn. ' Then there was the member of the track squad who was such a poor high-jumper that he couldn ' t clear his throat. He: " Who ' s that ' Goon ' over by the window? " Second Ditto: " That ' s my sister. " First He: " She ' s cute, isn ' t she? " l c — What do you think of a man who deliberately makes a girl blush? 4 c — I think he ' s a genius. Usher: " How far down do you wish to sit, lady? " Lady: " All the way, of course. " Uf STINKER BOUND Listen, my brothers, and you shall hear Of the damndest ride in many a year. It happened right after the Fourth of July (At the end of this tale I ' ll certify.) There was Kane and Slop and Pauncho da Mooch Plenty of whul-sky and Stoogie-Kootch. The old wind-wagon gave a heave and a groan A last look at the ocean and we started for horne. Or rather. Fort Hoyle, where we hoped to alight In time for Jawn Fray and an all-day hike. When we pulled out of Richmond, ' twas quite late at night. We all stopped awhile for a beer and a bite. When Riley quite snug in the rumble was stowed Archie, damn fool, ran clean off the road. A slip and a slide and a skidding of wheels On a road that was chock full of automobiles. Then by the Lord ' s mercy we were on straight again And heading towards Hoyle come hell, fire, or rain. As Washington Monument faded and went The mechanics were weary, the drivers were spent. Said Arch, " My T. W . no longer will wait; " " We ' ll breakfast at Hoyle " said Whittle, the snake. " If these tires hold out we ' ll be at camp soon. Though the next time we eat will probably be noon. " And just as we feared when we signed in at nine We were there all right, but not quite on time. Now John he was sorry, " ' Twasn ' t our fault, " But K. P. we got, though we swore and we fought. And we sweated and liked it for such, you see. Is the kind of life in the Artillery. Now, a last word of advice to old Thirty-eight, If you leave camp on the Fourth, be sure you ' re not late At signing return. An example to all Should be our wild ride from Norfolk to Hoyle. Mrs. Jones: " Look, dear, how picturesque; the Browns are bringing in a Yule log. " Mr. Jon;s: " Yule log, hell, that ' s Brown. " His wife is so ugly he takes her with him rather than kiss her goodbye. " Is your baby a boy or a girl? " " Of course, what else could it be? " .-.-- — — w ( LATE-DATC PM-OFi .- " Whe.t +he Heil y.. ,-i- V do Uoo uOant, anyoayf I ' oe hrcseci i - ' yt: -tm--- — yaa ' Once dji-aadtj 1-o- nit htC ' . Social Climber !! — d! Aw, Well " But that ' s a self-incriminating question, sir " Her: " For goodness sake, use two hands. " He: " Can ' t; I gotta drive with one. " ZAMSKY A woman entered a photographer ' s gallery. " Do you take pictures of children? " she asked. " Yes, " was the reply. " How much are they, please? " " Twelve dollars a dozen, " replied the proprietor. " Well, " she replied with a sigh. " I shall have to wait and come again. I have only eleven. " 3U-V ■CXP ft ' " Here ' s something queer, " said the dentist, who had been drilling and drilling into a tooth. " You said this tooth had never been filled, and yet there ' s flakes of gold on the point of my drill. " " I knew it, " groaned the patient, " You ' ve struck my collar button! " ' It ' s hard, but it ' s fair — had a good home and left it Page 261 .- . jj : ' The Mercurv A Nev Era In Passenger ' Comfort ' W AUGHMAT Twin Cushions have introduced a new era of comfort hereto- fore unknown in passenger service. 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DEAVER SONS K.ahn and Globe Clothes Made to Order BOSTONIAN AND CROSBY SQUARE SHOES KNOX AND MALLORY HATS Phone 25 LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF A FRIEND FLOWERS FOR EVERY OCCASION FALLON FLORIST ROANOKE, VIRGINIA ® Second Class Finance Committee Representative H. B. DARLING COMPLIMENTS OF CONNER PRODUCE COMPANY V. M. I. Agent: A. M. BIERRIETT LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA N. W. Martin Bro. Roonng and Skeet Metal Contractors Slate, Tile, and Slag Roofing Distributors of THE BARRETT COMPANY PRODUCTS RICHMOND, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF ADAIR-HUTTON Incorporated ' Serving the Puhhc for Over a Half Century LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA PHILADELPHIA UNIFORM COMPANY INCORPORATED Successors to JOS. N. SUSSKIND AND COMPANY, Inc. Manufacturers of CAPS, MILITARY CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT CONSHOHOCKEN PENNSYLVANIA COMPLIMENTS OF W. A. BURFORD CO. Importers TAILOR TRIMMINGS 101 WEST BALTIMORE STREET BALTIMORE, MD. GORDON SALES COMPANY UNIFORMS AND ACCESSORIES Makers V. M. I. SHAKOS, ETC. 3-5-7 West Twenty-second Street NEW YORK, N. Y. SUNNYSIDE-THE KEYDET ' S DAIRY Both our cows and our employees are tested regularly to safeguard the health of our customers. Modern Equipment PASTEURIZED GRADE A MILK AND CREAM, FROM A GUERNSEY HERD WE INVITE INSPECTION AT ALL TIMES HALL, HARTWELL COMPANY Incorporated TROY, NEW YORK plahers of FINE COLLARS AND SHIRTS Established Over a Century D. EVANS CO. Incorporated Manufacturers of High Grade Gilt, Silver and Nickel Buttons 29 JAY STREET NORTH ATTLEBORO, MASS. THE HUGER-DAVIDSON SALE CO. Incorporated Wkolesale Grocers LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA and STAUNTON, VIRGINIA The Home of PLEE-ZING QUALITY FOOD PRODUCTS HARDWARE Since 1865 SPORTING GOODS COLT REVOLVERS GUNS AND RIFLES REMINGTON KLEANBORE AMMUNITION MYERS HARDWARE CO. Incorporated LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA MAKERS OF THE WHITE PALETOT AND WHITE MESS JACKETS FOR FIRST AND SECOND CLASSES V. M. I • OFFICERS- UNIFORMS • INSIGNIA • EQUIPMENT Frank Thomas Co. INC. NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Charlottesville Woolen Mills CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. Manufacturers of HIGH-GRADE UNIFORM CLOTHS IN SKY AND DARK BLUE SHADES FOR Army, Navy and Other Uniiorm Purposes and the Largest Assortment and Best Quahty CADET GRAYS Including those used at the United States Military Academy, at West Point and other Leading Military Schools of the country Prescribed and Used by the Cadets of VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CALDWELL-SITES COMPANY Booksellers, Stationers and General Office Outfitters SPORTING GOODS FOR EVERY SPORT ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 105 South Jefferson Street 8-10-12-14 West Salem Avenue Congratulations! Success to You An . . . THE SHOPPING CENTRE LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA " Makes Your Lips Like Velvet " The very thing you have al- ways wanted to reheve dry, rough hps and skin, wind- burn, itching, chafing, cold sores, fever blisters, and all those minor skin irritations that are not so serious but cause a lot of discomfort. Carry CHAP STICK m your bag or pocket — always — for smooth, soft, velvety lips and skin. At All Drug Stores CHAP STICK COMPANY LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA MAKING FRIENDS FOR OVER 40 YEARS COMPLIMENTS OF Strietman Biscuit Com] ROANOKE, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF Smokeless Fuel Company CHARLESTON, W. VA. Branches : New York Chicago Norfolk THE DUTCH INN An excellent lace to slee ' ana to eat luhen VTsiting in Lexington Operated by MRS. R. L OWEN ' Tis a Wise Man Indeed Who Makes sho ing headquarters- for our mercnandise Style Right! Quality Right! Price Right! Seventh and Main Lynchburg, Va. COMPLIMENTS OF A. H.RICE CO. Makers of CUSTOM-MADE SEWING SILKS AND BRAIDS Mills at Pittsfield, Mass. Tolleys Toggery The College Man ' s Shop FEATURING HART, SCHAFFNER MARX CLOTHES ARROW SHIRTS AND TIES FLORSHEIM SHOES Custom made clothes our specialty 111 West Nelson Street LEXINGTON, VA. B. C. TOLLEY E. F. HAMILTON ROCKBRIDGE MOTOR CO. Incorporated GARAGE DODGE PLYMOUTH CARS PHONE 289 k Visit ENDLESS CAVERNS WONDERFUL and SPECTACULAR Mother Nature has created far underground a sparkling Palace of Dreams — Man has named it Endless Caverns. Here, far be- neath the earth, are arrayed in fantastic splendor, spectacularly intriguing, weird formations and spacious rooms of glorious colors — that will amaze and inspire you. Endless Caverns are located 78 miles North of Lexington on U. S. 11. Artistically illumi- nated. Open day and night. Trained, cour- teous guides always available. Picturesque stone lodge and coffee shop. ENDLESS CAVERNS INCORPORATED NEW MARKET VIRGINIA ROCKBRIDGE NATIONAL BANK LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Paul M. Penick, President S. M. DuNLAP, Vice-President John L. Campbell, Cashier This Bank is a rdemher of THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION TOMMY DORSEY ana His Orcnestra Featuring EDYTHE WRIGHT JACK LEONARD THE THREE ESQUIRES Personal Representative ARTHUR T. MICHAUD 1775 Broadway New York City MANAGEMENT M. C. A. FRANK DUNN PlumLmg and Heating LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA When Nature Throws a Bomb Into Your System . . . and blows your appetite to pieces, shatters your digestion and blasts your pep and energy to smithereens, don ' t mark time, but fall in and double- quick to the nearest drug store and enlist the aid of " Conquerine, " the most commanding general tonic in the entire ranks, and be at ease. " Conquerine, " a physician ' s prescription of purely vegetable matter, stimulates the appetite, aids digestion, relieves occa- sional constipation and peps you up — and how! Give Conquerine a trial for just 3 days, and if you don ' t feel better, get your money back. COMPLIMENTS OF THE BLUE BUCKLE OVERALL b LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA A TIMELY MESSAGE fn- Whether your individ- ual taste in shirts runs toward checks, British stripes, figured patterns or — our old friend, the plain white shirt, we suggest that you take a peek at the Arrow of- ferings for 1937. Never before ha e we presented such a wide range of colors, pat- terns and collar styles — all styled and tail- ored in the typical Ar- row manner. $2 U| ARROW SHIRTS SANFORIZED SHRUNK A NEW SHIRT IF ONE EVER SHRINKS K ALEIGH — the better Cigarette, now reduced to popular prices — blended of the finest Turkish and Domestic tobaccos. Plain or cork tips. Save the valuable coupons packed with every package ' of RALEIGH and KOOL Cigarettes for many beautiful gifts. You can get extra coupons if you buy them by the carton. GENUINE OLD VIRGINIA FRUIT CAKE IN ATTRACTIVE COLONIAL BOXES 3 LB. and 5 LB. SIZES Delivered anywhere in U. S. A. the year around 1.00 per lb. Foreign countries — add extra express charge Lyncnburg Steam Bakery, Incorporated LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY CLEANERS Cleaning and Pressing At a Reasonable Rate J. H. JOYCE, Proprietor Phone 749 223 S. Main St. LEXINGTON OUR POLICY . . . To Serve You Better With Finer Foods At The Most Economical Prices PENDER FOOD STORES GOOD LUCK! FROM HAL KEMP AND HIS ORCHESTRA The 1936 Homecoming Dances FLAMINGO HYDRAULIC LIME PRODUCTS For water-tignt concrete, masonry mortar, and stucco as used in the construction at V. M. I. RIVERTON STONE AND LIME COMPANY, Incorporated RIVERTON, VIRGINIA DICK POKRASS MEADE NORMAN R.G.NORMAN. ' 22 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Wken You Want A Good Meal and Cordial Service come to tne to thi VA. CAFE ® MR. GOODBAR the cadet ' s friend CADETS Get your taxis for Sundays ana noliaays from MORAN ' S TAXI SERVICE Buena Vista, Va. Phone: 21 V. Jyi. I. ' s Lynchhurg H eaaquarters WILLS-CAMP CO. Haheraasners CUSTOM TAILORED SUITS Manhattan Shirts McGregor Sportswear Knox Hats Wilson Underwear Interwoven Hose Jantzen Bath Suits Botany and ResiHo Ties Hickok Jewelry We most cordially invite you to make our store your headquarters when in Lynchhurg WILLS-CAMP CO. 819 Main Street Lynchburg, Va. FRANKLIN ' S LyncnDurg s Complete Store For Men Dobbs Hats Cavalier Clotkes Fasnion Park Clotnes Bostonian Snoes ARMY NAVY Trade Mark UNIFORM INSIGNIA BUTTONS EQUIPMENT For over 50 years we have been manufacturing military insignia and equipment for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and other military services. Durin g these years we have also been manufac- turing special devices, insignia, buttons and equipment for military schools and colleges. We shall be glad to assist in the creation of designs for special insignia and will furnish sketches on request. Write for Our Catalog N. S. MEYER INC. 419 Fourth Ave. NEW YORK THE PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF HIGGINS AND IRVINE LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA 4.„_„_„_. „_,._.._,,_.,_„_, „ , . , , .._,. . , ,„_„ „ , ,„_:,„ , , ™_„_,._,4. HERFF-JONES COMPANY JEWELERS. STATIONERS. AND MEDALISTS Uesigners of Original and Exclusive College Jeivelry INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA JAMES L. DECK, Virginia Representative 1604 West Grace Street Richmond, Virginia Molloy-Made covers — produced in a ' plant devoted exclusively to embossed and decorated ■products hy an organization of cover spe- cialists — represent the highest standard in yearbook ivork. Spe- cify fdolloy — its your assur- ance of the best. THE DAVID J. MOLLOY PLANT 2857 North Western Ave. Chicago, III. AMEROID RADIATOR CLEANSER AND AUTO WATER TREATMENT Makes for Better ana More Economical Automobile operation. AMERICAN COLLOID CORP. 15 E. 26TH ST. NEW YORK, N. Y. ARTHUR SILVER Agent for STETSON-D CUSTOM TAILORED CLOTHES Robert E. Lee Building RIDABOCK AND COMPANY Established 1847 The Military specialty house V. M. I. Saskes, Belts, Swords, Capes, Plumes, Snakoes, Etc. 65-67 Madison Ave. New York, N. Y. THE PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK OF LYNCHBURG LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Member of THE FEDERA L RESERVE SYSTEM AND THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION SAM ZIMMERMAN Proprietor: THE REPAIR SHOP MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT THE MAYFLOWER HOTEL Rooms ana Gooa Home- Cookea Meals LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA TAILORED SUITS FURNISHINGS ROANOKE, VIRGINIA _,„ ,„. .}. THE V. M. 1. POST EXCHANGE Operated for tke Corps of Cadets Principal Disbursements for the Cor s during the Past Fifteen Years Athletic Equipment 24,400.00 Monogram Sweaters and Blankets .... 3,600.00 Private Wires for Football Games .... 430.00 Band at Football Games 4,089.00 Rifle and Pistol Teams 4,184.00 Tennis Team 100.00 Fencing Team 745.00 Lounges in ' 94 Hall 790.00 Pianos 750.00 Bleachers and Chairs 1,740.00 Talking Motion Picture Machine .... 4,350.00 Sound Amplifying System IN ' 94 Hall . . . 1,500.00 Guard-Room Telephones 118.00 Advertisements IN Cadet Publications . . . 1,482.00 " ASK PETE--HE KNOV S " " • . -«- . 4. „ „ HI, , , „„ ,„, „, , „ mi III,, , , i,.,.,mi.-iiii-. mi im . - mr uii iiii mi uii lui uu CONGRATULATIONS Class of 37 C wr sincere wish is that each graduate may achieve outstanding success in his chosen profession. We hope that you will often return to your Alma Mater for Homecoming or Finals, and you will always fnd a warm welcome AT McCRUM ' S Incorporated FRAZER PAINT COMPANY w Manufacturers of STRUCTURAL. INDUSTRIAL AND DECORATIVE PAINTS Warehouse: Bedford, Va. Detroit, Michigan Albert B. McConnell SMilitdry T)ucks English broadcloths Shirtings 1140 BROADWAY NEW YORK €lcilPaiinnichs CloUioLhttUinuui Men and Mm iVfwStcuf l ouwf ,0e WEST CAMPBELL AVENUE Suits • Topcoats Hats Shoes Furnisliings PALETOTS i • MESS JACKETS TUX SHIRTS Zoric Dry Cleanins " t ' 5 Odorless ROCKBRIDGE STEAM LAUNDRY Incorporated Phone 185 WHEN YOU BUY FROM Curtis Radio Service YOU CAN BE SURE OF A Square Deal and tke Higkest Quality of MercKanaise WARNER BROS. THEATRES STATE LYRIC ' ' THE PICK OF THE PICTURES ' LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA RCA RADIOS CROSLEY AND GRUNOW $19.99 and up VICTROLA RECORDS WEINBERG ' S JAN GARBER AND HIS ORCHESTRA ■ Lots of luck from " Genial Jan and the rest of the boys THE 1937 MIDWINTER HOPS United States Rubber Products The Raynster label in a wet-weather coat is your assurance of long service and real weather protection. UNITED STATES RUBBER PRODUCTS, Inc. Z U h i t e d Stat Sn bber C o m p a n y T i COMPLIMENTS OF Clifton Forge Grocery Company CLIFTON FORGE, VA. THE LEXINGTON GAZETTE " Oldest weekly newspaper in the South " The most modern printing service in the county PHONE 104 COMFORTABLE • QUICK SAFE ♦f PETE ■S TAXI ph one 265 ' — ■ .i ,i5Ke; (g ' Good Beds For Tired Heads ROBERT E. LEE HOTEL N. O ' NEAL MOSES, Manager THE ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY NEWS Will keep you informed as to V.M.I, and Lexington news after you leave the Institute $1.50 a Year in Advance B Expert Job Printing at the County News Job Office CADETS! Don ' t forget to bring your par- ents and irienas to T il E SOUTHERN INN, where you can obtain better looa ana at reasonable rates. During intermission and after hops we are open for your convenience. Our hot sandwiches taste excellent late at night as well as other times. If you are desirous of eating foods which equal those at home, stop by and eat with us, especially on Sunday afternoon. SOUTHERN INN RESTAURANT Main Street Lexington, Va. Addresses of the Class of 1937 Adams, H., Jr., Rockbridge Baths, Va. Brooke, T. V., care 31 16 Terminal Tower, Cleve- land, Ohio Cabell, J. B., 216 East Huntingdon St., Savannah, Ga. Carrin ' Gtgn " , H. p., Jr., 1513 West Ave., Richmond, Va. Church, W. S., 204 William St., Henderson, N. C. Clark, W. E., Jr., Stuart, Va. Clark, W. P., Route No. 2, Waynesboro, Va. Cothron, H. C, 914 Laurence Ave., Bristol, Va. CouPER, J. L., Officers Drive, VMI, Lexington, Va. Covington, W. S., 1246 Westover Ave., 2 Raven- wood Apt., Norfolk, Va. Crim, J. C, North Main St., New Market, Va. Darden, A. C, Fortress Monroe, Va. Davalos, S. P., Route i, Falmouth, Va. Dewev, S. R., 600 E. Walnut St., Goldsboro, N. C. Dressler, L. H., Jr., P. O. Box 59, Covington, Va. Edge, J. V., Downingtown, Penna. Farley, J. C, 3607 Brook Rd., Richmond, Va. Farley, R. A., 736 Harrison Ave., Scranton, Penna. Ferrev, J. P., Port Nelson P. O., Ontario, Canada Franz, C. F., 316 Courtland Ave., Park Ridge, 111. Freeman, A. C, Jr., Meadows of Dan, Va. Gayle, J. P., Jr., 2608 Huntington Ave., Newport News, Va. CjOOlrick, C. B., Jr., Fredericksburg, Va. Gregory, J. B., 907 Fillmore St., Lynchburg, Va. CiRiGG, C. F., Jr., 5406 Grove Ave., Richmond, Va. Harris, J. C. O., Whites, Va. Hastings, D. C, 1410 Confederate . " ve., Richmond, Va. Helfrich, R. B., Overhill Rd., Catonsville, Md. Henderson, D. L., 103 N. Patrick St., Alexandria, Va. HoTCHKiss, T. A., River Road, Richmond, Va. Hunter. C. S., 504 Westover Ave., Roanoke, Va. Jenks, T. E., Jr., 3220 Stuart Ave., Richmond, Va. Jetton, J. W., Jr., R. R. 3, Trenton, Tenn. Johnston, H. G., Jr., Pearisburg, Va. Johnston, J. E., 818 Lee St., Warrenton, Va. Jones, E. R., 3312 Floyd Ave., Richmond, Va. Kane, D. J., Woodland Rd., Short Hills, N. J. Kane, W. M., 17 S. Linden Ave., Kirklyn, Upper Darby, Penna. Kennon, W. U., " Norwood, " Subletts, Va. King, L, E., 921 Piedmont Ave., Bristol, Va. Land, W. W., 2400 N. Lombardy St., Richmond, Va. Lee, G. O., Jr., 500 Main St., Lynchburg, Va. LeM.«urier, J., Jr., 3127 W. Franklin St, Rich- mond, Va. Lewis, W. W., R. F. D. 3, Culpepper, Va. Long, E. M., R. F. D. 1, Box 960, Beaumont, Tex. Major, J. N., Jr., Riverton, Va. BUCKINGHAM AND FLIPPIN LYNCHBURG, VA. Gifts m Jew elry The Dependable Kind REASONABLE PRICES STAUNTON, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF Walters Fruit and Produce Co. Addresses of tke Class of 1937 McEvEETV, J. J., 31 Clark St., Pleasantville, N. Y. McNeal, F. H., 3410 Abercorn St., Savannah, Ga. Mitchell, G. R., 391+ Seminary Ave., Richmond, Va. Moore, W. H., Box 726, Hazard, Ky. Mueller, R. G., Jr., 1400 West Ave., Austin, Tex. MuNDY, J. B,, 418 King George Ave., S. W., Roanoke, V ' a. NownN, W. H., Jr., 4000 Peakland Place, Lynch- burg, Va. O ' Har.a, L. B., 4705 S. 8th St., Arlington, Va. Pasco, H. M., 1002 Cowper Drive, Raleigh, N. C, Paiterson, J. W., Mouth of Wilson, Va. Phillips, G. A., 1214 Brandon Ave., Norfolk, Va. Phipps, C. H., Jr., 713 Chestnut Ave,, Waynesboro, Va. Pickett, W. H., Palestine, Tex. Pollard, T. N., 1610 Confederate St., Richmond, Va. Pritchett, C. a., Whitmell, Va. Pritchett, Drake, ro8 W. Main St., Danville, Va. Read, H. S., James Apt.-52nd St., Newport News, Va. Richardson, C. C, Lynnhaven, Va. Riley, W. P., 2602 Elsinor Ave., Baltimore, Md. Robinson, K. B., Woodlawn, Va. Ruff, J. I., 1266 N. W. 55th St., Miami, Fla. Sclater, I. H., Jr., Nnrthumherland Rd., Pittsfield, Mass. Sheffev, H. C, Marion, Va. Sherrard, J. H., IV, Willow Street, Penna. Sinclair, C. L., R. F. D., 2, Hampton, Va. Smith, S. S., Jr., 1205 W. 41st St., Richmond, Va. T.ATE, E. F., Jr., Norton, ' a. Taylor, R. H., 42 Oakland Rd., Maplewood, N. J. Taylor, W. D., Princeton, W. Va. Tetzlaff, R. W., 384 Nuttall Rd., Riverside, 111. Threadcraft, H. L., Jr., 309 N. Granby St., Rich- mond, Va. TOWNES, W. W., Jr., 1833 Varina Ave., Petersburg, Va. Travis, F. H., Jr., Tarrytown, N. Y. Tucker, J. R., Jr., 6500 Three Chopt Road, Rich- mond, ' a. Valliant, G. p., 224 N. 8th St., Albuquerque, N. M. Way, L. B., Jr., 230 E. 41st St., Norfolk, Va. White, C. W., U. S. Veterans Facility, Chillicothe, Ohio. Whittle, B. R., 4 Pelham Place, Norfolk, Va. Williams, L. R., Smithfield, Va. Wilson, E. S., 913 Egmont St., Brunswick, Ga. Wilson, J. W., 913 Egmont St., Brunswick, Ga. Wise, J. W. S., Hampton Roads Ave., Hampton, Va. WORSHAM, J. R., 1023 Shirley Ave., Norfolk, Va. Worth, W. H., 834 No. 7th Ave., LeGrange, 111. Zimmerman, J. A., Severna Park, Md. Zimmerman, W. H., 703 Milledge Rd., Augusta, Ga. BOB SMART SHOES FOR MEN " Always a Ste Ahead " LOOK BETTER AND WEAR LONGER ® Geo. D. Witt Shoe Company LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA V. M. L Seal and Fraternity Jew elry BELTS AND SOUVENIRS HAMRIC SMITH JEWELERS LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF ESKAY ELECTRIC COMPANY We are happy in having the oppor- tunity of doing the electrical work in the finest lighted dormitory in the state. 414 E. Beverley Street STAUNTON, VIRGINIA E. P. MILLER Prcsideni 0. B. BARKER Vice-President J. D. OWEN Vice-President J. L. JONES Cashier J. L. NICHOLAS Assistant Cashier 1. W. NORTON Assistant Cashier THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF LYNCHBURG This Bank is a Member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Capital One Million Dollars LYNCHBURG, VA. The New College Photography of today! It ' s the age of a new photography! Almost magical has been the development of equipment, surprising has been the photog- rapher ' s cleverness and skill in using this new equipment, and most ZAMSKY REPEATS AGAIN C J) ZAMSKY STUDIO Incor oratea Chestnut Street at Ninth Yale Record Bldg. Philadelphia, Pa. New Haven, Conn. 1 avid has been the college and school appetite for results of this j definitely forward step in photography. ■ I This is the story of a studio that has kept abreast of the times; J that has acquired the new equipment and whose operators have ' enthusiastically developed the technique of this new photography. I This extra expense has been incurred and the effort extended with J the sincere hope of offering to the colleges and schools a studio I capable of producing today ' s modern photography. I I 1 When skill and service of such high order are available today, I there is no reason why colleges and schools need accept mediocre 1 photography. 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