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IraHffiis lii " ■ ' iiim Ml KG 1 tfV . A yi 1 ft £ £l l m .in t.joost. -; ne s - ■: - .tf83 li ' W " h r O - -dY US- 51 tA ■ ' -■.■ii - 7? ' V " " ' TO ft EC tYve rug 3 e soi e d are irap ) a " n .ed, va a " isW n vvets vrity ds a u i :Z a nd se ains iou ( a ed r;«d e dcM 1 a-ctes a ac e •Yte Q to , ■ ■■ " CONTENTS B O □ K D N E BOOK TWO . BOOK THREE BOOK FOUR BDQK FIVE . THE INSTITUTE . THE Ml LITARY .THE CLASSES THE ATH LET! GS THE ACTI V1T1 E S D EDl pji° das as a irie 1 d. cH ARttS t tf D ' FOREWORD In the pages which follow we have attempted to preserve in picture and in print something of V. M. I. as we have known it. Unfortunately we are limited to the material things. But if in future years a word herein suggests a happy memory or a face recalls a friend; if a scene revives old surround- ings or a snapshot brings back a vivid incident of cadet days; then this book shall have accomplished its purpose. -THE STAFF o o o tf ,?? -■ ' : gosh Goshen „ ?a S w ' -,-i, ' ' J - t Washington Arch Jackson Memoria.. Hall Jackson Memorial Hal.. V- ' T Limits Gates ihe Courtuard Maury-Brooke Hall Nichols Engineerinc Hall m % iWm • ' -•■ t:y ' ' v : - j ' . ., " - Ipi Sout i Side of Barrac ks West Sic e of Barracks Crozet Ha. mTn rreEtssiwfiss i em m imui iM His Excellency James H. Price Governor of Virginia Ma or-General John A. Lejeune Superintendent 1929-1937 Mcnor-General Charles E. Kilbourne Superintendent Bricfcidier-General James A. Anderson Dean of the Faculty Major Withers A. Burress CoMM AN DANT Colonel George A. Derbyshire Military Executive Officer Colonel William Couper iusiness Executive Officer THE BOARD VISITORS ,.| i ' V " 1 a ROBERT W. MASSIE President (Terms expire July 1, 1938) Joseph Button Richmond, Va. S. King Funkhouser Roanoke, Va. Harry H. Holt Hampton, Va. Lawrence W. H. Peyton Staunton, Va. Alexander F. Ryland Richmond, Va. (Terms expire July 1 , 1940) W. W. Boxley Roanoke, Va. J. E. Perkinson Danville, Va. Robert W. Massie Lynchburg, Va. Goldsborough Serpell Norfolk, Va. Members of the Board Ex-Officio S. Gardner Waller Richmond, Va. Adjutant General of Virginia Sidney B. Hall Richmond, Va. Superintendent of Public Instruction T 9 3 8 o n- Academic Department a: 9 3 t 9 rev THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING GEN. J. A. ANDERSON With only three friends, sigma F sub X, sigma F sub Y, and sigma M, the embryo-engineer takes a firm hold on his slide-rule, bids farewell to his hay, and sets forth to assimilate at least 75 per cent of the theories propounded by the firm of General An- derson Co. He may at first be amazed to learn that a hydraulic-ram is not a water-powered goat, but it is not long before this and many other in- tricacies resolve themselves into workable material, and he graduates from a department that has earned and maintained the reputation for turning out top- notch engineers. ' Don ' t you see? Hm? Hm? " MAJ. MANN GEN. ANDERSON CAPT. GRANT CAPT. CABELL MAJ. HANES COL. MARR THE DEPARTMENT MATHEMATICS OF COL. B. D. MAYO ' Duclc Soup? Pretty easy for the home team? " When taps have gone and lights are out, Math fades into the beyond and peace reigns. But only until morning when again this department reaps a grim but certain harvest. Few are the Keydets who pass with honor and many are those who are thrown in their tussle with integration. Nevertheless, once the course has been passed, it is surprising how many compliments the Math Department receives, and proud are the thick ones who have literally had Math pounded into them. CAPT. HORNE CAPT. VOSE CAPT. MARCHANT MAJ. CLARKSON COL. BYRNE COL. PURDY COL. MAYO „. »»• r Y t 9 3 8 ) rev V THE DEPARTMENT PHYSICS COLONEL FRANCIS MALLORY Steeped in tradition is the Department of Physics. With pride V. M. I. points to Mathew Fontaine Maury, " The Pathfinder of the Seas, " as one of the Department ' s former heads. Today Colonel Mallory, Colonel Heflin, and Major Weaver carry on where Maury left off. We all have tried, some of us in vain, to transform our potential energy into useful kinetic energy, but whatever success we may attain, we shall owe no small part of it to those numerous hours of Sound, Light, and Electricity. " Can ' t work my problems, can ' t pass my examinations — umph! OF CAPT. GIBBS COL. MALLORY MAJOR WEAVER CAPT. FOSTER COL. HEFLIN THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING " G-i-v-e-n: A three-phase alternator COLONEL STEWART W. ANDERSON The Electrical Department, where work and play do not mix and lectures are as rare as a day in June. Nevertheless, in spite of a maze of wires, ammeters, resistances, and zips, this department produces some of the best at graduation. When a Second Class- man finishes his career in DC machines and passes, he thinks he is good. A year later in AC he knows it, and as a graduate he can be proud to say that he was instructed in the Electrical Department. COL. ANDERSON MAJ. JAMISON CAPT. HORNE COL. TRINKLE T " V 9 36 t T 9 30 )o rev V, THE COL. W. O. SWAN " Mr. -, any dumb third classman knows the valence of carbon is not three, " is a refrain oft pounded into the ears of an erring chemist. The admonitions to higher learning are as caustic as the laboratory reagents, but the tactics produce the re- sults. Under the able leadership of Colonel Swan this department is admirably maintaining the pro- gressive standards established by Colonel Pendleton — a personality dominant at V. M. I. for a quarter of a century. DEPARTMENT CHEMISTRY OF " Now, using this apparatus, e-i MAJ. RITCHIE CAPT. TRAVIS MAJ. CARROLL COL. YOUNG MAJ. GERMAN COL. SWAN COL. STEIDTMANN THE DEPARTMENT LIBERAL ARTS ' It ' s amazing — yet there it is! " OF COL. W. M. HUNLEY This department is the nearest approach to college life that can be found at V. M. I. Courses of cul- ture and a life conducive to the ideals of gentleman- ly existence, and learned professors striving to incul- cate the higher arts in their willing and eager charges may be found in Scott-Ship academic build- ing. Bismarck, Nero, Shakespeare, Freud, Jefferson, Bryan, parlex-vous, Adam Smith — it ' s really amazing what one can learn in two years of Liberal Arts. MAJ. MONTAGUE DR. VELTE CAPT. McCRARY MAJ. TOWNES COL. FULLER COL. BATES COL. HUNLEY COL. DIXON T V 9 3 1° T THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES COL. T. A. E. MOSELEY " So that I might tell her I love her in French, Spanish, and German, " is not an uncommonly quoted reason for a keydet ' s pouring over the puzzles pre- sented by foreign languages. Yet perhaps to these keydets there is also a bit of romance connected with the stories and languages of distant countries and they never find it hard to at least attempt to share the wealth of knowledge of their well-versed pro- fessors. And when some day they yield to the urge to travel, they will reap the rewards of verbs con- jugated and thumbed vocabularies. vhen I was in Madrid . MAJ. BLAINE MAJ. WELLES CAPT. LIPSCOMB CAPT. McNEAL COL. MILLNER COL. MOSELEY COL. EDWARDS THE HEALTH FVL AND PLEASANT ABODE- OF-A CROWD OF HONORABLE YOVTHS PRESSING -VP THE HILL OF SCIENCE WITH NOBLE EM VLATION A GRATIFYING-SPECTACLE AN HONOR TO OVR COVNTRYAND-OVR STATE OBJECTS- OF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR 1NSTRVCTORS AND- FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND - READY IN - EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL CHARRINGTON President TALMAN Secretary ST UDENT CHAPTER AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS SAYFORD, Secretar STUDENT BRANCH AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS 9 3 vt T FOUST President STEIDTMANN Vice-President HUDSINS Secretary-Treasu V. M. I. CHAPTER VIRGINIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE ;-■: " ' " ■ ■ n MiXMi— lil— MWffff— INSTITUTE ASSOCIATION OF LIBERAL ARTISTS o B O o 00 " r x m ' fi ' ' GRIFFIN Regimental Sergeant-Major EARNEST BURGESS Color Guard Color Sergeant HAISLIP Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant COLEMAN PATTON Color Sergeant Color Guard THE COLORS T ,,3. T 9 3 )o CONSOLVO Captain-Adjutant DENNIS Captain S-3 POWELL FERGUSON Regimental Commander Quartermaster Capta THE REGIMENTAL STAFF CLARK Lieutenant- Adjutant ROUSSEL Battalion Commande HASTINGS Sergeant-Major THE FIRST BATTALION STAFF SHELTON Lieutenant-Ac ' jutant TENNESSON Battalion Commando BAILEY Sergeant-Major THE SECOND BATTALION STAFF T V „=. T 9 36 )o COMPANY A The Staff M. R. Beebi; Captain H. Hubard First Lieutenant J. W. Ward Second Lieutenant E. H. Smith Second Lieutenant W. M. Echols " irj Sergeant H. V. Ellerson Supply Sergeant Sergeants R. L. Irbv P. W. Chase W. II. McCarthy N, M. Walker J. Pasco R. I. Beale Corporals N. C. Bearden R. D. Daucherity c;. H. Simpson E. B. Gray J. P. Thrift L. Vinson ' B. H. Hardaway W. Greenwood T. N. Downing B. M. Gilliam S. II. Braznell R. F. Welton FIRST PLATOON " When good fellows get together, " they form a company like Company " A. " When we say good, we mean good in various ways. They proved themselves to be tops in mili- tary by carrying one of the ribbons for dis- tinction all year. In intramurals, they struck terror into the hearts of their com- petitors, and found themselves among the top flight in almost every sport. Being good A- GRATIFYING ■ SPECTACLE : AN ■ HONOR- TO • OVR- COVNTRY; AND- OVR STATE OBJECTS OF HONEST- PRIDETO THEIR- INSTRUCTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE ■ STATE PROVD OF- HER FAME AND READY- IN EVERY- TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO-VINmCATE ER- HONOP OR- gfFENp HERJRIGHT - A- GRATIFYING SPECTACLE : AN • HONOR- TO • OyR ' COVNTRY- AND OVR STATE : OBJECTS- OF HONEST- PRIDE -TO -THEIR- INSTRUCTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS ■ OF • CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER- FAME- AND ■ READY- IN ■ EVERY-TIME- OF • DEEPEST- PERIL • • TOV DICA HER HONOR- OR- DEFEND Jt|ER- RIGHTS- fellows, as we have said, didn ' t cramp these boys ' military style. When on guard, bar- racks administration went smoothly. The superiority of their officers has been proven by the great number of their personnel chosen for staff duty, and for details for special occasions. When the roll is called up yonder, this " A " Company will form and put on a show that will outshine the golden gates. (Attendance at this parade is op- tional!) SECOND PLATOON Privates G. L. Ashman F. R. Parker D. O. Bayless F. M. Sayford A. L. Burger R. L. Sibley J. V. Edge F. M. Smith W. W. Lugar W. M. Smith R. D. Mason T. N. Williamson C. A. Young nd Class C. E. Babcock C. M. Little J. M. Carpenter W. C. Mitchell J. W. Chiles G. K. Slaughter H. C. Davis W. A. Sutherland F. S. Diuguid E. R. Taylor H. C. Dunton G. B. Vivian R. H. Ferrey G. G. Weston J. M. Wolf Class J. A. Augustine R. B. Randolph J. A. Branaman S. W. Rawls J. M. Camp R. N. Shiverts J. D. Cook W. G. Shultz R. P. Ellet R. L. Sweeney C. J. Faulkner P. T. Syme E. W. Gayle J. R. Talbot H. Bernstein C. S. Towles J. M. Moser F. T. Turner V. Nelson J. F. Turner R. H. Pntchett D. H. Wills th Class W. F. Arno ' d C. E. Moore T. G. Bennett D. J. Morton A. A. Blackmon C. T. Neale R. H. Combs E. J. Oglesby J. A. Cook J. C. Palmer G. H. Drewry J. L. Pitts F. F. Gasquet R. B. Ragland L. F. Gordy W. B. Randolph N. S. Groome W. G. Reynolds J. V. Harrell H. L. Satterwhite J. E. Henseley F. S. Smith H. B. Holmes G. H. Steed L. R. Huyett H. E. Stengle R. H. Ingle E. I. Thorpe J. M. Kain T. L. Thrasher J. L. Martin G. H. Tucker W. R. Maxson G. P. Welsh W. S. McCauley J. C. Wheat W. B. McChesncy W. T. SMITH Second Lieutenant CAVALRY HUBARD First Lieutenant v 9 36 i° $ T 9 3 V« ' COMPANY B HARRELL Second Lieuten; The Staff A. H. Fiedler Captain D. P. Bover First Lieutenant R. O. Harrell Second Lieutenant P. M. GwALTNEY Second Lieutenant . A. Irving First Sergeant J. S. Magoffin Supply Sergeant Sergeants P. W. RlDDELBERCER J. S. LlTTRELL W. A. Tidwell E. P. Moses A. H. Morrison E. W. Logan- Corporals D. H. Heei.y E. P. Y. Powell P. C. Shu H. E. Parrott t;. M. Walker D. H. Hatfield E. B. Williams M. M. Reynolds C. D. Miller J. C. Hiett W. J. Cowart E. H. Ciiamberlin FIRST PLATOON The only infantry company on the " hill, " " B " ' Company is comprised of the Corps ' s extremes in leng and short men. But they hold that to be no disadvantage. They take their share of the new rats each year and train into them step by step a type of spirit that leads the company straight to the top. This spirit lasts throughout the four years, YOVTHS- PRESSING V? -HE HILL- OF- SCIENCE : WITH NOBLE ■ EMYLATIQN A- GRATIFYING SPECTACLE: AN- HONOR-TO OyPvCOVNTRY- AND- OVR STATE : OBJECTS OF HONEST- PRIDE-TO -THEIR- INSTRUCTORS AND- FAIR SPECIMENS OF - CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE • STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND ■ READY- IN • EVERY-TI ME- OF • DEEPEST- PERIL TO VINDICATE HER HONOR- OR- DEFEND • HER- RIGHTS fa m Q m © H Q A- GRATIFYING -SPECTACLE : ANHONORTO • OyR-COVNTRYANDOVR STATE : OBJECTS ■ OF HONEST- PRIDE -TO THEIR- INSTRyCTORS AND- FAIR SPECIMENS Of CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE STATE PROVD • OF HER- FAME • AND • READY- IN ■ EVERY • TIME • OF • DEEPEST ■ PERIL • - TO VINDICATE HER- HONOR- OR- DEFEND HER- RIGHTS- $ " COI SECOND PLATOON always allowing the company to take any bumps, any changes in stride, and come smiling through. Of course leaders are needed to guide this company spirit in the right direction. " B " Company has had these leaders. Under the order of these com- manders they go on " pushing pebbles " out of the way on the road to glory. Privates J. G. Beard P. C. Dixon J. C. Bell R. S. Hovey H. D. Bickford L. W. Lane W. P. Boyer R. Leigh F. T. Colt C. J. Lang A. J. Colyer W. C. Nmn R. S. Cornell C. D. Spohr H. B. Darling O. C. St.oud Second Class F. VV. T. C. Adams O. B. Saunders R. C. Blackmon F. L Savage G. C. Budd L T Swann B. S. Holland N. C. Wait H. A. Jacob W. J. Walter V. I. Jeffries H. L. Wehrle R. W. Nix B. Whitlock F. M. Parker W. L. Young Tij.rd Class F. M. Dudley M. B. McKinnon T. H. Eng H. L. Rucker J. W. Kohnstamm C. C. Sun C Lau J. M. Walters Fourth Class C. W. Abbitr A. B. Morrison A. Adler J. A. Mou ' .ton E. A. Aurand S. R. Navas F. C. Baldwin F. Paxton C. W. Beamer H. A. Pollard E. F. Carney M. A. Piideaux H. M. Davison R. I. Pusey G. L. Early B. M. Read H. H. C. Richards W. K. Goolrick H. L. Richards W. E. Gray J. G. Robinson H. L. Hastings A. J. Rooklm B. W. Hill J. B. Rudolph H. R. Hill J. F. Searcy S. G. Hobarr R. B. Sessoms R. V. Jacobs L. L. Sexton F. F. Kaiser J. L. Shelby R. C. Marshall M. O. Simpson W. D. Marston S. W. Smith T. P. McKinncy X ' . B. Walker GWALTNEY econd Lieutenan INFANTRY BOYER First Lieutenant T v 9 3 vt T 9 COMPANY C The Staff P. H. Taylor Captain G. T. Foust First Lieutenant W. C. Shreve Second Lieutenant G. B. Fawley Second Lieutenant T. A. E. Moseley, II First Sergeant W. C. Cox Supply Sergeant Sergeants F. G. Jarman V. P. Kovar O. H. West, Jr. G. S. Andrews, Jr. M. D. Barefield A. H. Robertson, Jr. Corporals J. E. Harter, Jr. E. V. Weir E. W. Mitchell P. B. Coi.diron E. O ' Conner, Jr. F. C. McCall R. L. Morrison T. R. Opie F. H. Barksdai.e D. L. May ' S. A. Vincent, Jr. F. H. Stevens FIRST PLATOON One boast " C " Company can make without hesitancy is that it has the best bunch of officers of any company on the hill. It is a real pleasure for the clean-sleeve boys to put out when they know they are getting better than a fifty-fifty break. The small but com- petent Cavalrymen placed first in wrestling, pistol, and track, and gave a good account of themselves in all the rest of the sports. A- GRATIFYING -SPECTACLE : AN-HONOR TO • OVR-COVNTRYANDOVR STATE: OBJECTS- OF HONEST- PRIDE TO -THEIR- INSTRVCTORS- AND- FAIR SPECIMENS -OF CITIZEN -SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE PROVD-OF-HER FAME AND -READY- IN -EVERY- TIME -OF DEEPEST -PERIL TO VINDICATE HER- HONOR- OR- DEFEND HER- RIGHTS- • • . __ ■— A- GRATIFYING SPECTACLE : AN -HONOR- TO- OyR- COVNTRY-AND-OVR STATE OBJECTS- OF HONEST- PRIDE -TO -THEIR- INSTRVCTORS -AND ■ FAIR SPECIMENS Of CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE ■ STATE PROVDOF HER FAME AND READY- IN ' EVERYTI ME OF DEEPEST PERIL •TOVINDICATE HER- HONOR- OR- DEFEND HER- RIGHTS- ■ • fil C -J-T©L- PROTON© «k SECOND PLATOON At one time it was a recognized fact that " C " Company was the best on the hill. Since this time, due to various causes, it fell from its rightful place at the top, but at present is well on the way back. For Boots, Jimmie, Willie, and Buck we will say you did a good job. For Tom we will say that if you keep on as you are, you can ' t help but keep up the good work. Privates First Class J. X. Bell J. F. Norberg L. D. Buford R. C. Phipps B. B. Cameron J. R. Smith R. L. Goldsmith R. F. Steidtmann A. R. Maguire L. B. Whitehouse C. H. Murden, Jr. Second Class N. Bolotin A. C. Lord C P. Brownley, III C. Nelson, Jr. W. A. Cracrafc J. B. Newman, III J. McK. Dunlap, Jr. D. K. Santee C. V. Fraser D. J. Stroop J. S. Higgins, Jr. J. E. Talman O. H. Hill P. F. Tinsley H. J. KandeL W. B. Vetell E. J. Kaufman, Jr. J. V. Taylor Third Class D. H. Badglcy F. V. Hoover R. H. Barnes, Jr. N. H. Hotchkiss S. R. Barrett G. G. McCann R. W. Boggess, Jr. T. Moncure B. S. Branson B. W. Mundy, Jr. J. W. Butchfield F. T. Schneider, Jr. G. B. English J. S. Taylor C. B. Fodale O. M. Walcott S. P. Glassman L. N. Waters R. A. Grant R. J. Weiss W. H. Harvey Fourth Class C M. Bache L. Munnikhuysen, Jr J. L. Balthis F. G. Nelson L. N. Brown G. L. Newbold L. B. Cann H. D. Oliver, Jr. J. S. Chalmers O. H. Persons D. E. Clark E. S. Pou S. W. Dobyns F. S. Qninn H. B. Garrett G. A. Sanken J. E. George C. Satterfield L. D. Goldsmith R. W. Sills D. W. Gott F. N. Strudwick J. A. Guthrie W. Suttle G. S. Home R. B. Taylor F. C. Horton J. L. Thompson P. H. Killey J. N. Williams F. L. Kirby W. B. Wilson H. W. Lampley W. G. Wood E. P. Littlejohn R. T. Wright S. A. Modisett FAWLEY ■cond Lieutenant CAVALRY FOUST First Lieutenant T t 9 3 n l T ? 3 V rev v COMPANY D The Staff T. W. Campdell Captain D. B. Reeves First Lieutenant J. V. Read Second Lieutenant H. C. Young, ]r Second Lieu ' .e uint P. B. Baldwin. " First Sergeant B. II. Barnes Supply Sergeant Sergeants C. C. Trump R. J. Tucker M. N. Kadick E. J. Tice D. P. DiGGES L. H. Meem Corporals P. G. Chapman ' J. E. Pitman ' D. L. Matter R. J. Minns J. R. Carter P. S. Park W. B. Garland E. H. Hammer E. I. Brown W. B. Reed J. S. McCracken t . E. Phii.i.ippi FIRST PLATOON The size of these fighters should make a difference in their record, but does it — No! There is nothing inferior about " D " Co. It doesn ' t take very much dynamite to do a lot of damage and it has often been said that " D " stands for dynamite. It is true that they are not first intramural athletes nor first in the Garnett- Andrews competition; however, win or lose, anyone who competes with " Tot " Campbell ' s boys knows that they YOYTHS ■ PRESSING -VP-THE- HIU- OF- SCIENCE :WH- NOBLE -E YLATION A- GRATIFYING SPECTACLE: AN-HONOR-TO- OyR- COVNTRYANDOVR STATE : OBJECTS OF HONEST- PRIDE-TO -THEIR- INSTRyCTORS- AND -FAIR SPECIMENS ■ OF ■ CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO -THEIR- NATIVE ■ STATE PROVD ■ OF ■ HER- FAME ■ AND • READY- IN • EVERY- TIME ■ OF • DEEPEST • PERIL TO ■ VINDICATE HER- HONOR- OR- DEFEND ■ HER- RIGHTS - 6 YOVTHSPRESSING V? THEHILLOFSCIENCE: WJTH-N0BLEEMYLATIQ1S A- GRATIFYING- SPECTACLE : AN HONOR-TO • OyR ' COVNJRY- AND- OVR STATE • OBJECTS OF- HONEST- PRIDE -TO -THEIR.- INSTRVCTORS • AND ■ FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND • READY- IN ■ EVERY- TI ME • OF ■ DEEPEST • PERIL - • ' TO- VINDICATE HER- HONOR- OR DEFEND HER- RIGHTS ■ • CC©JT-0PRE )N SECOND PLATOON have had a tough fight on their hands. It must be their compactness that is respon- sible for their ability to handle themselves. This ability perhaps caused them to do so well in such sports as wrestling and to jump way out in front in Gymnastics. When it ' s a show you want just call on " D " Battery; they ' re the ones that make the crowds gasp at Garrison Review and officers smile on an R. O. O. P. Privates o .ASS w . H. Abbitt G. E. Butler J. B. Cole A. W. Crowell L. C. Doughty G. T. S. Jeffery L. Moriconi WD Class R. H. Becker P. R. Bickford L. S. Cooper C. E. Feddeman G. P. Fosque H. O. Golloday L. A. Lillard REEVES First Lieutenant J. S. Myers A. R. Parham S. W. Scarburgh G. J. Strate A. R. Turpin J. F. Twombly O. O. van Deuse W. S. McMann J. L. Meem W. W. Middleton E. Rubira G. W. Van Hoose D. G. Van Horn R. G. Bailey W. S. Griffith J. H. Baker C. M. Hoge C. Beach R. C. Horan Y. Boatner B. F. Kump A. V. Carr R. B. Ritchie J. L. Cross J. A. Smith W. H. U. Darden A. L. Wadswoitl J. D. Douglas E. E. Wilson th Class R. G. Allen J. L. W. MacRi P. A. Brauer R. C. Malmg F. D. Brooke C. L. Mobley C. A. Butler R. L. Monarty H, P. Clark G. B. Peters W. C. Coakley L. Rashkin W. J. Dance R. W. Replogle B. M. Dirzulaitis O. G. Roper A. J. Ellender J. K. Rose D. C. France J. A. Sosbee C. A. Franchina J. R. Swetting T. H. Harrod P. J. Thomson F. B. Hill H. E. Trask L. D. Hill T. H. Tunstall C. E. Hudson N. R. Turpin R. W. Jeffery E. Vazquez ARTILLERY 9 3 t 9 3 6 o COMPANY E The Staff P. E. B. WAINWRIGHT Captain R. Booth First Lieutenant C. J. Flvthe Second Lieutenant F. R. Pancake Second Lieutenant W. A. Bond First Sergeant L. Booker Supply Sergeant Sergeants L. G. Mathews J. D. Harris J. A. Love R. C. Brittingham J. P. Johnson W. F. Barnard A. G. Faixat R. Ragland Corporals F. T. Snyder R. W. Moncure M. R. Torrington M. M. Fitzhugh W. F. Baldwin V. J. Thompson J. L. Hart D. P. Smith M. R. Morrisett R. A. Merchant FIRST WAINWRIGHT Captain " Column of platoons, leading platoon, squads left. " The company swings into a platoon front and starts down the parade ground. " Give way to the right, give way to the left, bring it up in the center. " Slow but sure, the step becomes steady, the lines straighten out, and the " route step " company is pass- ing in review. Yes, it ' s " E " Company, with its devil-may-care spirit. In spite of this rep- utation, however, when the showdown comes PLATOON YOVTHS- PRESSING V? T HE- HILL- OF- SCIENCE : WITH ■ NOBLE- EMVLATION A- GRATIFYING SPECTACLE : AN ■ HONOR- TO • OyR- COVNTRY- ANDOVR STATE: OBJECTS- OF HONEST- PRIDETO -THEIR- INSTRYCTORS AND - FAIR SPECIMENS OF -CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE STATE PROVD- OF HER- FAME AND - READY- IN ■ EVERY TIME ■ OF ■ DEEPEST - PERIL ■ - TO- VINDICATE HER- HONOR- OR- DEFEND HER- RIGHTS ■ @ YOYTHS PRESSING VP -THE • HI LL- OF- SCIENjCE : ITH ■ NOBLE - " Eijl YLATIQN A- GRATIFYING SPECTACLE : AN HONOR. TO • OyR ' COVNTRYANDOVR STATE : OBJECTS OF HONEST- PRIDE TO THEIR.- INSTRVCTORS-AND- FAIR SPECIMENS ■ OF • CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO ■ THEIR- NATIVE ■ STATE PROVD- OF- HER- FAME AND -READY- IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO- VINDICATE HER- HONOR- OR- DEFEND ■ HER- RIGHTS • IL-jfiL-pfesTOi - 4t «ir - - " " " •« rt v r - -4r " " E " Company is right amongst the first, and under the able leadership of Captain Paul Wainwright, the company has enjoyed a most successful year winning intramural crowns in volleyball and ping-pong, and be- ing close contenders in the others. This, among other accomplishments, gave them a respectable standing in the Garnett-Andrews competition. It just goes to show what a real spirit of cooperation can accomplish. SECOND PLATOON Privates J. H. Baldwin J. C. McKenzre C. C. Cole E. H. Mullen G. V. Doerr T. D. Neal J. H. Heath C .W. Roherson H. E. Martin W. L. Wall W. R. McCoy R. H. We.ghtm jd Class C C Arms F. A. Hrppey ]. G. Bernard J. J. Johnson H. P. Bigler H. B. Potts W. F. Brand E. G. Maxwell D. W. Carr W. G. Quinn H. C. Diggs N. W. Tobey R. A. Edwards E. H. Ruffin C. W. Frazier B. D. Slessman C. A. Harkrader W. E. Wilkins j Class W. K. Adams H. G. Pollard B. Y. Cooper F. B. Marshall J. F. Ellinon C. G. Wetter.,,,, A. R. Flinn E. I. Willrams C. R. Floyd W. S. Powell D. F. Flowers G. W. Shellhors F. F. Flowers R. P. Smith J. G. Hundley J. T. Van Parts J. Plunkett th Class J. W. Ayler V. Johnson F. C. Booker H. J. Lawrence J. W. Bowman F. G. Louthan D. A. Buonano A. F. Meyer W. I. Charles E. M. Meyer J. H. Cochran C. F. Nash P. F. Cooper C. F. Owens F. D. Curie J. F. Paul J. R. Dale W. T. Ragland R. D. Eklund W. E. Richards R. A. Foster S. M. Seaton E. W. Galloway R. Seigel C. H. Gomph R. L. Spear F. C. Goolsby A. R. Spencer P. B. Green R. J, Stacey H. C. Hampton A. T. Weiss B. B. Hattersley K. Willis H. G. Howton W. A. Willis BOOTH First Lieutenant ARTILLERY T A 9 3 6 v e W " COMPANY F The Staff X. Baldwin Captain G. E. Herring First Lieutenant W. E. Todd Second Lieutenant R. D. Strickler First Sergeant R. H. Hutchinson Second Lieutenant T. W. Gray Supply Sergeant Sergeants A. W. Ellis W. K. Johnson J. S. Hughes J. M. Tabb A. J. Trzeciak A. M. Turner Corporals W. A. Edens M. B. Hardy P. B. May G. V. Atkinson D. C. Dominick A. K. Keesce W. E. Hall A. L. Turner T. M. Totten R. S. Aaron R. H. Deaderick P. E. Cline FIRST PLATOON Because of their size the Big Artillerymen are supposed to be good — they are. Three times in four years the " F " Company guidon has carried the red ribbon. This year under the leadership of Captain Baldwin and First Lieutenant Herring, and with the coopera- tion of all the men. " F " Company is again in its rightful place — that of first. The THEHEALTHFVL AND FLEASANTABODEOFA CROWD OF- HONORABLE YOVTHS PRESSING V? THEHILLOFSCIENCE : WITH- NOBLE EMVLATION A- GRATIFYING- SPECTACLE : AN HONOR TO OVR COVNTRYANDOVR STATE OBJECTS OF HONEST- PRIDE TO THEIR- INSTRVCTORS- AND FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE STATE PROVD-OF HER- FAME AND READY- IN- EVERYTIME- OF- DEEPEST- PERIL TO- VINDICATE HER- HONOR- OR- DEFEND • HER RIGHTS - ■ % JZ XJ s m- YOUTHS- PRESSING V? THE H1LLOFSCIENCE : WITH • NOBLE- EMVLATION A- GRATIFYING- SPECTACLE : AN HON OR- TO • OVR- COVNTRYAND OVR STATE OBJECTS- OF HONEST -PRIDE-TO THEIR- INSTRUCTORS AND • FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO -THEIR- NATIVE ■ STATE PROVDOF HER FAME AND ■ READY- IN ■ EVERYTIME ■ OF ■ DEEPEST - PERIL TO VINDICATE HER- HONOR- OR- DEFEND ■ HER- RIGHTS Q _ ,p _fi_ © company has attained this honor by ranking high in first lines, competitive drills, guard tours and intramurals. In intramurals " F " Company has taken first place in football, Softball, and swimming. When you hear the march, " The Caissons Go Rolling Along, " look, and if " F " Com- pany has the battery you may rest assured that they will " Keep ' em Rolling. " SECOND PLATOON Privates A. M. R. Charnngton H. D. Mawycr W. E. Dressier H. G. Patton J. M. Dunlap J. A. Shanklin A. K. Earnest B. D. Spencer R. V. Long G. C. Welton L. S. Martin Second Class I. D. Brayshaw J. K. Peebles L. O. Brayton W. S. R.ddick B. P. Carter W. A. Samans H. J. Cronin I. N. Saxe J. P. Dorrier J. E. Seaton J. K. Haley W. R. Smithy L. E. Hudgins T. W. Spurgin O. B. Knight H. L. Thornton W. R. Hoblitzell J. C. Wood I. V. Paiham Third Class D. D. Bigbie J. M. McCaa J. H. Cheek D. B. McMilhn F. C. Cu pepper W. F. Mandt S. G. Gary F. C. Miner W. C. Glover H. F. Sharp H. T. Graber C. E. Ofenstein G. B. Handy W. A. Walton B. Harvey W. A. Wa:dell G. C. Irwin C. S. Weaver W. F. Larrick Fourth Class E. B. Bradford H. E. McCredy J. H. Gonduff A. H McKinnn R. J. Doland J. F. Neeley A. E. Donnan A. L. Nelson J. C. Duncan E. F. Newton D. Forcum C. Overman H. J. Foresman J. L. Parrish H. R. Gantt R. H. Peake W. A. Garrett E. A. Pratt F. L. Gregory R. F. Reutt A. G. Hendrick G. B. Richmond J. F. Hirst C. D. Rockwood P. A. Hughes G. H. Shea W. M. Jackson E. O. Smith R. F. Jones C. A. Stokes M. D. Lucas E. A. Stumpf A. H. Malsberger S. H. Swift R. C. Marshall H. G. Tipton HUTCHISON Second Lieutenanl ARTILLERY HERRING First Lieutenant :Y 6 9 3 r T 9 3 )o OFFICERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY ATTACHED Major Withers A. Burress, U. S. Infantry Commandant of Cadets Major John M. Fray U. S. Field Artillery Major Thomas R. Gibson U. S. Infantry Captaiv Basil G. Thayer U. S. Cavalry Captain John B. Horton U. S. Field Artillery Captain Harold J. Coyle U. S. Field Artillery First Lieut. Powhatan M. Morton . . . . U. S. Cavalry TACTICAL OFFICERS Major Withers A. Burress Commandant Major Richard C. Weaver Executive Officer Major John S. Jamison, Jr. Major Ludwell L. Montague Captain Arthur McL. Lipscomb Captain Griffith Marchant Captain W. Berkeley Gibbs Captain John A. McCrary Captain James M. Wiley Captain Fred C. Vose Captain Walter S. Grant Captain Irving G. Foster Captain Frank H. Travis Captain Richard C Horne Captain John B. Cabell Captain Frank H. McNeal o o 1 T u V, The Class of 1 9 3 8 Officers A. H. Fiedler .... Vice-President, 1935-37 President, 1937-38 H. B. Vesey, Jr President, 1935-37 P. E. B. Wainwright . Vice-President, 1937-38 F. R. Pancake . . . Historian, Valedictorian f e v» rtS T A ' T -X 9 8 V rev A FTER every shirt-tail parade we see our ■ - ■ - Henry, with his step-ladder under one arm and light bulbs under the other, on his way to the fourth stoop. What a life this bar- racks electrician does lead! Will we ever forget the twinkle of mischief in his eye! It was once said by one of great feminine charm that a fitting nickname would be " Devil Puss. " What about it, 162? Under it all is a heart of gold, for he would do any- thing to help a friend in need. Although once or twice reprimanded by the First Captain for starting the Second Battalion off out of step at parade, he was a good ser- geant. Instead of being out in front this year, he has enjoyed himself in ranks with the broth- ers. They couldn ' t do without him. The mo- notony of the many company formations was made bearable by his spirit of mischief and fun. And now, " Hen, " as we separate and start on the long road of life, may your keen mind and fine character continue to be an unbeatable combination. Go to it, boy; we know that V. M. I. will always be proud of you. George Lewis Ashman " GcrnV " ■■Lope; ' - Deerfield, Illino:s Liberal Arts Cavalry Yankee Club (4, 3. 2, 1); Assistant Gym Instructor (2, 1); Floating University 13); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marklman. William Henry Abbitt " Hen " Norfoli Electrical Engineering Field Artillery Orchestra (4); Sergeant (2); Second Class Financ. 12); A. I. E. E. (2); Hop Committee (1); Exe mittee A. I. E. E. (1). INTRODUCING the toast of the Liberal 1 Artists, " Genial " George, student of philos- ophy, master of Shakespeare, and pride of the history department. For the past two years George has done more than his share to lighten the cares (if such there be) of his section mates. All the way from Illinois he came to take up his duties as one of the hard-riding horsemen of " A " Company. Too happy-go-lucky to cater seriously to the military, George has enjoyed life to the fullest despite the continued efforts on the part of the authorities to mould him into a model cadet. His one great interest is the fairer sex, and to say that he " has a way with ' em " would be putting it mildly indeed, for he seems to show up with a " queen " at every set of hops. Invariably they get him into trouble, with the result that he has become very well acquainted with the country within a nine- mile radius of Lexington. Always, however, he has shown his ability to take things with a grin, a trait that has made him ever popular with his fellow cadets and assures his success in life. TT ' S amazing, gentlemen, but there it is — a - - simple case of reciprocity. The United States gave the Philippine Islands their inde- pendence and they, in return, gave us the in- imitable Jim — " Cow Cheeks " to his brother rats. Entering the Institute as a wee lad of 16 winters, " Cheeks " immediately adjusted him- self to the hardships which were ours and proved that he not only had the attributes of a scholar, but he endeared himself to us all by his friendly personality, his gentlemanly man- ners, and his conscientiousness. Because of his recognized ability, " Jim " was placed on the Second Class Finance Committee and this year he does his share on the Hop Committee. Though studious enough when circumstances required, " Cheeks " always found time to brighten the otherwise dull existence of the fairer sex, and acquitted himself with hon- ors at the female institutions adjacent to Rock- bridge County. To you Brother Rat " Jim " may well be applied this adage: " Great works are performed not by stripes, but by perseverance. " With this asset " Jim " will go far — and with the one hundred per cent backing of his brother rats. James Howard Baldwin ■■Chech " PASAY, RlZAL, P. : Civil Engineering Field Artillery al Staff, The Cadet (3); Sergeant (2); Second Cla e Committee (2); A. S. C. E. (2, 1); Hop Committ ( 1 ) ; Swimming ( 1 ) . Newland Baldwin, Jr. ical Enj eld Art tier- Stag (ii ' m E. E ng (4, 3, 2, 1); Track (4); Football (4, 3); The Cadet (3); Corporal (3); Manager Football (2); Chairm; ); A. I. E. E. (2); Executive Committe ( 1 ) ; Business Manager Hop Committee ( 1 ) ; Capt; Academic Stars (4. 3, 2, 1). nd Cla ZOOMING from such a distant country, - Ned has brought with him ideas tem- pered by a world of varied experiences, a fact which tends to broaden his understanding and appreciation of his school and associates. We have learned to respect his opinions and rely on his judgment. As Chairman of the Second Class Finance Committee and Business Manager of the Hop Committee, his keen mind has steered a s uccessful and profitable course. Along aca- demic and military lines he has carried a blaz- ing torch. He earned stars every year and rose from a high-ranking corporal to First Sergeant and hence to Captain, an enviable record in any man ' s language. Attainment of Captain ' s stripes did not mean a cessation of work. He worked hard for his Company, devoting many hours to intramural sports and leading " F " Company to many victories. He somehow found time to earn a monogram in wrestling, proving himself a formidable adversary. Aside from all these activities, Ned has established himself as a true Brother Rat, always being able to find time to lend a helping hand when needed. We say good-bye to a true son of V. M. I. T x b n l X 9 v ttv V TRAPPER DAN BAYLESS, an A Com- - -- pany buck with " Umph! " Dapper start- ed his V. M. I. life with the sole intention of remaining a confirmed bachelor, but as is usu- ally the case with a Keydet, the fair sex took over the reins. At Fort Meyer his exploits were lauded from pillar to post, and the true nature of the man was revealed. In spite of all this, Dapper deserves credit for other things. In his four years at the Institute he has proved him- self a loyal Brother Rat. Always quiet, he sel- dom complains, and by his hard work in the ranks of the Electrical Department he has shown that he deserves every honor that is be- stowed at graduation. In sports, he is no mean wrestler and he goes at it in the same spirit that he tackles everything else: with determina- tion. During his Second Class year he became a Sergeant, but with so many other things on his mind his military career collapsed, and he has been a constant member of the Clean- Sleeve Clan ever since. Texas never produced a stouter heart or a firmer friend, and his en- thusiasm and spirit will guide him along the path of a successful future. Daniel O ' Connell Bayless Houst Electrical Engineering Cavalry James Garland Beard " " " " Vinton, Virginia Civil Engineering Infantry Private (4. 2, 1); Corporal (3); Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Base- batl (4, 3, 2, 1); Captain (1); Basketball (4); Track (41; Monogram Club (3, 2. 1); Floor Committee (4); A. S. C. E. (2, I). NEITHER the House of Rothschild nor that of the Morgans was any more in- tricate or expansive in its inner workings than that one established by this financial wizard of barracks. During the greater part of his four years at V. M. I. nothing of a financial nature developed here that did not seem to bear some- thing of the Beard touch. A born contact man, he is destined, if circumstances so dictate, to become one of the best salesmen ever turned out at the Institute. Jim came to V. M. I. from Vinton — which incidentally claims Roanoke as one of its sub- urbs — and was assigned to the pebble-pusher company. The disciplinarians and Jim haven ' t always agreed, so he has carried the pebble- pushing idea into other things by being a fre- quent tourist. Never aspiring to anything military, he has been " one of the boys " throughout his career. He has taken athletics in his stride and has won for himself the coveted monogram. Jim has carved for himself a very definite place in the hearts of ' 38, every member of which wishes him the best of luck and the smooth sailing he so justly deserves. A. I. E. E. (2, 1); Wrestling T)OGER BEEBE is the personification of ■ - " efficiency, and he attained this by hard work and diligent application. He has gone a long way, but every inch has been earned. His finger has been in every conceivable pie, a di- rect reward for his faithfulness to duty. Though about the busiest man in barracks, he somehow found time to thoroughly enjoy him- self, and a familiar sight at the dances is old Matt truckin ' on down with the rest of the good Brothers. As a First Lieutenant of A Company, he climaxed his military career and the boys of his company appreciated his work. In the A. S. C. E. meetings, which relieve the mornings after the hops, Roger, as Chairman, has done a swell job of providing many inter- esting speakers and has improved the quality of the society. In the Civil Department he achieved fame academically, and in sports he has been no less successful. What is there left for him? Four years ago we all started out equally as Rats, and whether or not we have been a success has been due to our own initia- tive. Matt has had that necessary quality, and it will carry him wherever he wants to go. John Cleveland Bell, Jr. Maysville, North Carol Civil Engineering Infantry . 3, 2, 1); North Carolina •38 " Club; A. S. C. E. (i Club (4, 3, 2, 1); , 1); Rifle Sharpshoo Matthew Roger Beebe Cavalry orball (4, 3); Private (4); Cadet Episcopal Vestry (4, 3. 1); tramurals (4 3, 2. 1); Floor Committee (3, 2, 1); Cor- ral (3); Q. M. Sergeant (2); Color Sergeant Staff (2); liscopal Choir (2, 1); Second Class Finance Committee; As- tant Manager Second Class Show; President Glee Club (2, 1); ;sistant Manager Basketball (2); A. S. C. E. (2, 1); Aca- mic Stars (2, 1); First Lieutenant Company " A " (1); anager Varsity Basketball; Chairman Floor Committee (1); Hop Committee (1); Orchestra (1). A STAUNCH Tar Heel from way back u± — in the woods — this smiling, chubby- faced lad came to V. M. I. four years ago eager to make a name for himself. An un- definable horror of stripes kept Cleve in the ranks for four long years, but scholastically this Carolinian upset all of Blandy ' s dire pre- dictions and came through with flying colors to pass his first two years. As a Second Class- man he definitely decided that chemistry was not his life work, so he became one of the " slip-stick boys " of the Civil Department. A willingness to put out when the necessity arose put Cleve in the higher bracket of this depart- ment ere long. It is rumored down at W. C. U. N. C. that this harmless looking fellow has " personality plus. " After looking back on some of those Friday to Tuesday excursions to Chapel Hill that he took while at summer camp, we ' re in- clined to agree with the rumors. When June comes and we all go our ways in life, there will be many memories of V. M. I. firmly planted in our hearts, but one of the clearest will be a mental picture of this carefree and friendly Tar Heel. So long, Cleve, we give you our best! T ' „». V T 9 o to. b ONE day in a Military Science class an un- usual occurrence took place. A member of our class was knighted by the instructor . . . and to this day we remember Joe as the Count of Goshen. This somewhat dubious title, how- ever, has other than the humorous side. We feel that if anyone in Goshen were knighted it would be Joe. He first gained fame during the winter of our rat year, at which time he battled his way to many victories as a member of the rat boxing team. From that time until boxing was abolished last year, Joe, with his chin tucked well behind his left shoulder, was a familiar sight to ring fans. This year he was elected manager of the " C " Company intra- mural teams and he did a fine job in pulling the little cavalrvmen up to the position they hold. Around barracks we all know Joe for his in- defatigable good humor, and the occasions when we haven ' t seen him smile are few and far between. What Joe will do when he gets his diploma in Civil Engineering, we don ' t know, but we feel sure he will always be count- ed on for his solid fighting spirit. Good luck, Joe; we ' ll be cheering for you always. Priva Gym Harold Davidson Bickford " Brainy " Buffalo. New York Electrical Engineering Infantry (4, 2, 1); Football (4); Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); am (4, 3, 2, 1); Cheerleader (3, 2, 1); Yankee Club, Intramurals (4, 3, 2. 1); A. I. E. E. (2, 1). Joseph X. Bell Civil Engineering Cavalry Boxing 14, 3, 2, 1); Captain Boxing (1); Baseball (4, 3); Numerals (Boxing, Baseball); Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); Cor- poral (3); A. S. C. E. (2, 1); Intramural Company Manager Company " C, " O. G. ' s Assn. (1); Pistol Marksman; Rifle Expert. " TD RAINY " arrived at the Institute four ■ years ago — nine days late — and in con- sequence he has been approximately nine days late for everything ever since; that is, except for wrestling. Whenever wrestling season rolled around, " Bick " was right there — and on time, too. As a result of " Brainy ' s " enthusiasm for all athletics, and wrestling in particular, he soon became known as the exercise fiend of ' 38 and made quite a name for himself as a gymnast and muscle-man. Although the desire for military glory has al- ways been one of the least of his worries, " Bick ' s " sleeves were adorned with Corporal ' s chevrons throughout his third class year. His second class year, he elected to be one of " Peef ' s " boys, and soon found that it was quite a job to rotate the vectors on the " Foot ' s " alter- nators all morning, wrestle all afternoon, and try to make " Bunny ' s " crazy cyclic trains work at night. But " Bick ' s " characteristic " do or die " attitude came to his rescue, and he did them all successfully, and with no " boot-licking " in the bargain. " Bick " is planning to go to Randolph Field upon graduation. If he carries on down there as he has up here, his success is assured. L-TIS record speaks for itself, but though elo- - ■ - ■ quent in its own terse way, it fails to do full justice to the gentleman, and does not re- veal some of the heights — and depths — of the character of our very own Battalion Booth. When not engaged in grilling Doc Carroll as to the whys and wherefores of that " five " on last week ' s biology quiz, Dick has found time to exercise his talents in many fields. In athletics, aside from an active interest in intra- murals, the boy shows a decided preference for the wrestling mat in the winter and the tennis court in the spring. A militarist of the first water, he has successively held the rank of cor- poral, battalion sergeant major, and second lieu- tenant. In the realm of purely outside interests he divides his talents between deb-chasing and to- bacco farming, and the profits he makes from the latter is something which could bear a Sen- ate investigation. Best of luck to an accomplished b ' r rat. Donald Palmer Boyer, Jr. •■Dan " " Donald Duck " RlCHMONr Infantry Academic Stars (4. 3, 2. 1); Rifle Team (4); Private (4); Cor- poral (3); Cadet Staff (3, 2); Sergeant (2); Battalion Sergeant Major (2); Second Class Show (2); Floor Committee (2, 1); Cadet Supervisor N. V. A. (2. 1); First Lieutenant (1); Ad- vertising Manager The Bomb (1). Richard Booth, Jr. SO we come now to Donald, " the Duck. " Don ' t let the name fool you. In the mili- tary, academic, and extra-curricular activities, his ability has been proven, and he has yet to find something which he cannot do and do well. He has never failed to stand up for what he thought was right, despite the odds, and his loyalty to his friends cannot be denied. With all these high sounding words, how- ever, there is still one great weakness. It will be his Alpha or Omega, his Austerlitz or his Waterloo. The very danger of this weakness makes it all the more attractive. It is not his alone, for who can keep his head clear and his feet on the ground when he is as defense- less against the wiles of womankind as is the " Duck " ? But Donald ' s chief contribution to us has been his example of efficie ncy in whatever he undertakes and his willingness to undertake anything that one might ask of him. His dependability and trustfulness will stand him in good stead when he leaves V. M. I. to make a name which will be a credit to him and to his Alma Mater. Field Artillery Lynchburg Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Wrestling Squad (4, 2, 1) Private (4); Tennis Team (3, 2, 1); Manager Tennis (1» Christmas Chorus (3, 2, 1); Second Class Show, Sergeant (2) Sergeant Major (2); Lieutenant ( 1 ) ; V. A. S. ( 2, 1 ) ; Busi ness Staff Bomb (1). T Y 9 3» n l -x V ro- , 9 Q HADES of the wild west! Here ' s the man that brought the art of bronco busting up to date. Even old Bill Hickock himself would turn green to see the masterful way our own Billy " Buck " Boyer rode that little White Horse at camp last summer. Few of the old peny express boys could carry the mail with the nonchalant technique of Buck. But Billy has not limited himself to the art of mail carrying during his sojourn at the In- stitute. In the way of extra activities he has always taken an active part in intramural sports from ping-pong to football. Though a devotee to the ever-popular bull session, he has always known there is a time to work as well as to play and consequently stands well up in his class, if not quite in the brow group. Good in the mili- tary line, having been both a corporal and a sergeant. Billy has never been stripe crazy. Here ' s hats off to a boy who has both the ability to do things and the personality to make fast friends wherever he may go. So it ' s the best of luck till we meet again, my young buck- aroo. Lanier Dunn Buford " LannU " Richmond, Virgin William Preston Boyer Ully " " Buck " Orange, Virgi TT IS not often that one finds as many good - - qualities packed into such a small space, as there are to be found in Lanny. Endowed with a charming personality and a devil-may-care spirit, Lanny has made numerous friends easily and is respected and admired by those who know him. For pluck and tenacity, Lanny ' s career on the boxing squad cannot be equaled, for al- though he did not make the team, Lanny stuck with the squad and won the praise of everyone who saw his fighting spirit. In academic work Lanny was hindered by a tendency toward tri- fling, but when he put himself to serious study- ing there were none in the class who could sur- pass him. Lanny ' s one big trouble has been with the young ladies, for whom he has quite an attrac- tion. Many are the tangles that they have woven about him, but Lanny extricates himself with a smile and comes back for more. As we say " Farewell " to Lanny we know that he will come through with flying colors, and his in- domitable spirit will lead him to bigger and greater things. v. a. S. (2, 1); O. G. ' s (l). pROM over the mountains in the fall of - ■ 1934 came one destined to take his place in the ranks of " A " Company and in the hearts of ' 38. He came to be known as " Ham " to all the brothers. Outstanding in his precision and neatness, he went through the ranks of cor- poral, sergeant, and his first class year he car- ried the colors of the first company on the hill as guidon carrier of Company " A. " " Ham ' s " two main activities were horseback riding and flying, and he was quite apt at both. In him is the heart of a true soldier of fortune and his ambition is to be just that, the Marco Polo of ' 38. When asked what he wants to do when he graduates, " Ham " replies: " I want to take a trip around the world, make a million dollars (just how he doesn ' t say) , and spend it at leis- ure. " Whether this is a pipe dream or whether it will become a reality remains to be seen, but you can place a large wager that, come what may, he will come out on top. He may be " Ham " -burger to us, but in the words of the immortal Welton, " He ain ' t no ' meatball ' . " Ammen Lewis Burger " Ham " Lynchburg, Virginia Civil Engineering CMry Wrestling (4); Basketball (4); Private (4): Jumping Team; Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Assistant Manager Basketball (2); Manager Rat Basketball (1); O. G. ' s. Gilbert Eugene Butler " Bobby " " Pinkput. Civil Engineering Field Artillery Private (4); Boxing (4); Company Rifle Team (4, 3, 2); In- tramurals (3); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Assistant Manager Football 12); Second Class Finance Committee; A. S. C. E. (2, 1); Roanoke Club; Hop Committee (1); Manager Varsity Football (1); President O. G. ' s Association (1); General Com- mittee (1); Honor Court (1). C I - ' HE attempt to commend the possessor of - ■ such an amazing personality, such spon- taneous laughter, such a contagious smile, is in itself sheer folly, for in " Pinkey " one found the ultimate of the " hail fellow well met " at- tributes. His position in the class was an en- vious one, for there was no one better liked; no one whose company was more desired nor sought. Your first impression of him was the very best and so it remained. And he was consistent. As an example: his unwavering devotion extened Hollins-way. Over a period of years this has never faltered. His military aspirations thwarted at the end of his Second Class year, he soon found himself Presi- dent of the O. G. ' s, a position whose respon- sibilities he shouldered well. As Manager of Football, he became as important a fixture with the team as the most necessary player. Even though we must, it is with the greatest hesitation that we shake hands and bid " Bon Voyage " to the man who has in these four years become as much a part of us as our very selves. The very best of luck, " Pinkey. " T v , 9 3 ' T 9 8 rev v pOUR years ago a lad gifted with freckles ■ ■ and uncontrollable feet dropped in from North Carolina. Since then he has learned to control his feet, but to this day the freckles remain on the smiling countenance of B. B. It has been said that freckles always cover a good friend, and in this case we have a proof of the statement. B. B. is held in esteem by his brother rats and by everyone who has come in contact with him during his stay here. Civil Engineer- ing was his choice on the scholastic side, and the pistol team and wrestling team were his extra-curricular activities. In the class room B. B. does not shine, but he performs his work conscientiously and has a good record. A crack shot, he has been a mai nstay on the pistol team and has made a remarkable record on the range. It may be that B. B. ' s records will be forgotten, but we feel certain that the man that made them will not. As a friend and a good fellow, there are few who can come up to the standard set by him. It is with genuine regret that we turn as brother rats for the last time and say " Farewell " to B. B. Bruce Barclay Cameron, Jr. Wilmington. North Ca ling (2); A. S. C. ind Pistol Teams (II " 38 " Club; Rifle Canity a Team (4, 3. 1); Rifle Team (3); E. (2, 1); Manager " C " Company tramural) (1); North Carolina Club; Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. Thornton Wilson Campbell Field Artillery Football Numeral (4); Basketball Numeral (4); Baseball Nu- meral (4); Private (4); Corporal (3); Baseball Monogram (3. 2. 1); Football Monogram (3, 2, 1); Monogram Club (3, 2. I); Floor Committee (4. 3. 2. 1); Academic Stars (4. 3, 2. 1); First Sergeant (2); A. S. C. E. (2); Second Class Finance Committee; Vice-President Hop Committee (1); Captain (1). 7 F IT is possible to get any more out of four ■ - years of college life than this smiling, genial young man, known to his brother rats as " Tot " Campbell, the secret remains unknown. Four years behind the plate in baseball and four years as pivot man on the " Keydet " eleven stamped " Tot " an outstanding athlete. When the appointments and disappointments were published on the hill in the Finals of Thirtv- five, Campbell, T. W., became the second rank- ing corporal in the corps of cadets. That was only the beginning of his military career; first sergeant his second class year, and captain of his company his las t, followed as rewards for his ability to lead men. All of these outside activities, coupled with very important extra duties on the Hop Com- mittee and the Second Class Finance Commit- tee, did not interfere with " Tot ' s " academic work. Each year the blond cadet adorned his sleeves with golden stars, a tribute to his excel- lence in the classroom, which he topped by lead- ing his class in the Department of Civil Engi- neering. Adios, " Tot. " ' 38 salutes you! LST AILING from the heart of the horse coun- • ■ - • try comes this ruddy-complexioned, typical Virginia Gentleman — we know him as " Cherry Puss. " Our first notice of him came in the win- ter of our " Mowster " year when he so aptly slung leather for the Institute. His third-class year he seemed a bit befuddled to find chevrons on his sleeves — but they turned out t o be an " on again, off again " affair precipitated by such catastrophes as the Damson Disaster and L ' Affaire de la Fenetre. But " Cherry " soon showed us all that there were ways to be out- standing at V. M. I., other than saber-swishing. The word which best describes him is versatile, with a capital " V. " There wasn ' t much he didn ' t do, and that takes in a lot of territory too — from running the block to escorting the Superintendent to a hop. About barracks he was known for his personality and friends as much as anything — you couldn ' t ask for more. Polo, girls, and drawing have been his interests here at school — they constituted the lighter side — then of course he also chummed around quite a bit with I, Beam and Karl Kip — for the heavier side. Because character and diligence are its keynotes, we know Cherry will continue to be a success — luck to you " Puss. " Edward Talbott Clark, Jr. iberal Art Cavalry Football (4); Pi geant ( 2 ) ; Ctidc, (1); Alumn nestling (3); Corpo eutenanr-Adjutant I (1); Floor Commit A (3); rst Batt ee (1). Arthur M. Randolph Charrington, Jr. ■ ' Cherry " " Ranny " Warrenton, Virginia Civil Engineering Field Arlilkry Class Artist (4, 3. 2. 1); Private (4, 2, 1); Track (4); Boxing (4, 3, 2); Corporal (3); Second Class Show (3); Director Second Class Show (2); Second Cass Finance Committee; Rin 3 Figure Committee (2); Secretary A. S. C. E. (2); President A. S. C. E. (1); Polo (2, 1); Hop Committee (1); Feature Editor Cadet (1); O. G. ' s (1); Associate Editor Bomb (1); Episcopal Vestry ( 1 ) . pDDY is a product of the cavalry and the - - Liberal Arts. He started his military ca- reer as a private and advanced a step each year until now, as a second lieutenant, he commands the second platoon of " A " Company. He has a winning smile and the joking nature that goes with it. He joined the Liberal Arts Department at the end of his third class year and has pro- ceeded to stand high in the academic field. As an editor of The Cadet, he has done excellent work, and has extended his industry into intra- murals as well. Always a friend, he is an in- dispensable participator in all the phases of barracks life. At camp we learned to like him better than ever, and he brightened up the daily rides with story after story of his automobile wreck with some colored gentry. In one piece Eddie is our presentation to the ladies, and we are positive that should he ever take a job as a professional escort, he would make a great success. Whether he chooses such a profession or not, he will con- tinue to step lively when he graduates because he knows no different. Carry on, E. T! T " V 9 3 8 Kt t: 9 6 ro- . A CARROT-TOPPED lad came from ■ ■ Wahoo-Land in the fall of ' 34 to sign up as " C. C. Cole, " and from that day " Coco " has been endearing himself in the hearts of all who know him. He slung a mean fist on the boxing team, and had the makings of a good football player until an injury interfered. Then as " Snail Colewell " he piloted a fighting gang of inter-battalion gridiron warriors. His talents do not follow exclusively along the path of ath- letics. He was one of the " pseudo-Barrymores " in the Second Class production of " Ten, Four, and Sixty-four, " airing no end of genuine abil- ity and thrilling his multitude of feminine ad- mirers. When we say " multitude, " we really mean it. Carter is a ladies ' man of the old school, a power-house among power-houses. Those of us who were at Hoyle will never for- get the nocturnal delegation, headed by our " Coco. " Militarily speaking, he was no Napo- leon, but it didn ' t worry him particularly. He was " one of the boys, " ready for anything, and always on hand for a fun-spot. With his sense of honor and ability to make friends, we have no fears as to Carter ' s future success. -Johnny- " J. B. John Booth Cole Anniston, Alabaj Civil Engineering Field Artillery (4. 3. 2. 11; Boxing 141; Rifle Team (4, 3. 2. 1 in Second Class Show; A. S. C. E. 12. II; Capti Rifle Team (1). Charles Carter Cole ■ ' Carter- " C. C. " CHARLOTTESVILLE, VlRGINI Civil Engineering Field Artillery Floating University (4. 3. 2]; Floor Committee (4. 31; Priva (4. 3. 1); Football (4, 21; Boxing 1 4, 21; Inrramurals (3] Battalion Foorball (3); Sergeant (2); Assisranr Manager Tra (21; Second Class Show; Monogram Club; Northern Virgin: Club; Jumping Team (2, 1); A. S. C. E. (2, II; Coach Ba tahon Football (1); O. G. ' s (II; Captain Company Pist. Team fll; Business Staff Bomb (1). X_TE was christened John Booth Cole, but to - 1 • • his brother rats he is just " Johnny. " His drawl and disposition mark him as a gentleman of the deep South whose ability to take things as they come without fuss or furore is indeed remarkable. A crack shot with the rifle and captain of the rifle team, a block-runner par excellence, his career has been blessed with the smile of Lady Luck in more ways than one. A man never existed who found himself in more tight spots and a man never lived who had less trouble in extricating himself from said predicaments — to the envy of less fortu- nate ones. At Fort Hoyle Johnny proved to the boys that the necessity for sleep is only a mental delusion which a determined person can over- come — for a six-week period at least — and that even if it is a mightv rough road from Aber- deen to Hoyle, a Ford can negotiate the worst of terrain with astounding rapidity under the guidance and persuasion of an expert. Just carry on with the same persistence that you showed at Hovle, Johnny, and the leaders will have to look to their laurels. rUFFY " came to us from Princeton in the middle of our " rat " year, and it didn ' t take us long to realize that he was an ideal classmate. Quick to make lasting friend- ships and the possessor of a calm, easygoing personality, he may count each and all of us as his friends. " Tuffy ' s " personality may be summed up by the remark, " He ' s the type of person who will go through life and never make an enemy. " But along with his easy and friendly nature he has lots of ability, not only in his academic work, but also in sports. He is a natural at any game, excelling in boxing and tennis. Unlike many people, Freeling does not con- fine himself to a few interests. He takes part in practically everything that comes along. He never has any worries as to what the future may hold in store for him, taking things as they come and making the best of both bad luck and good. If anyone is sure to succeed, it is cer- tainly Freeling. He would be a leader in any man ' s company, and more than likely it will be his own. Andrew Joline Colyer Liberal Arts Infantry Track (4); Fencing Te, Georgia Club; I. A. I 3): Aca- 2, 1). Freeling Tufts Colt Allentown, Chei istry Infantry 3, 2, 1); Tennis (3); Gym Team (4); Football :ing (3, 2); Cadet (3); Second Class Finance Com- A. S. (2, 1); Yankee Club; Hop Committee (1). JT WASN ' T until his Second Class year that Andre was allowed to sidestep one of his pet aversions, mathematics, and get into his element by joining the ranks of the Liberal Artists. Math may have been his Waterloo at first, but his yen for the Arts put him way out in front during his last two years. " Einstein " never cared to participate in any of the sports or major activities here at school, but he is a willing and true friend to every- body, his easygoing ways accomplishing much in the way of acquiring friends and scholastic honors. We envy his way of taking things easy, and yet being able to get so far ahead. All of us will remember Andre for his agree- able nature, his inimitable laugh, and his ability among the " Hay " boys. Saying cm revoir to such a Brother Rat is one of the things that makes us feel a little sorrowful during those last Finals, and is a big reason why V. M. I. is so hard to leave when the time comes for graduation. V 9 36 l°«t t 9 ) ro- » " A 7HAT a difference four years has made V » in this brother rat ' s life. Four years after entering as a lowly rat he had the heaviest sleeves in the entire corps — Regimental Adju- tant, good voice and all. Ben has been known about barracks as a man who faces the facts and gets things done. There isn ' t a c.c. (yeah, he ' s a chemist) of pro- crastinating blood in his body. When he has a test in the lab to perform, he does it then and there, and when he gets it in his head to " retire " — well, there ' s just no use trying to get an answer from him after he has once hit the hay. Of course there ' s a girl in his life — and she ' s one in a million — but somehow we never hear very many of the details; however, those " after furlough " smiles are food for thought — and it ' s 235 miles to Norfolk. We all know that from what we have seen him do in his test flight here at the Institute that the cold, cruel world (as we have been told) has a real pair of shoul- ders to pin when it accepts " Benny ' s " challenge. Robert Stuart Cottrell, Jr. " Steeple " " Stu " Richmond, Virginia Liberal Arts Infantry Private (4. 3, 2, 1); Football (4. 3); Wrestling (4. 3, 2); Hop Committee (4, 3. 2. 1); Secretary Richmond Club (3); Second Class Show; Vice-President Richmond Club (2); I. A. L. A. (2, 1); President Richmond Club (1); President Hop Committee (1). Andrew Benjamin Consolvo, Jr. Field Artillery ivate (41; Corporal 131; Norfolk Club (4. 3. :nt Sergeant Major ( 2 ) ; V. A. S. I 2 . 1 I ; Rcgi Adjutant (1); Chairman of Committee on Insu TN the four years he has been with us, " Steeple " has been the originator of many a comeback that has left his verbal opponents mute. He was known barracks-wide for his personality and for the ease with which he ac- quired friends. His good humor has done much to lighten the gloom of barracks life over a four-year span. Stuart never aspired to military heights; he was a gentleman of the ranks and he stuck to his role. Wednesdays and Saturdays usually found him pursuing his favorite pastime, squirrel-hunting, and to this day he ' ll tell you he doesn ' t feel quite fit without a couple of strolls a week. Mathematics offered a stumb- ling block in the classroom, but " Stooge " dis- covered his calling in Liberal Arts. As an athlete he has demonstrated his prowess in foot- ball, track, wrestling, and intramurals. But it was as president of the Hop Commit- tee that he showed himself to be a real leader, as the excellent record of that responsible body will show. It is with a genuine feeling of loss that we bid farewell to a brother rat who could mix work and play in the proper proportions for success. II; Regi TT all happened one day in the drawing acad- - - emy — and we have called him " Dietzgen " ever since. There is Ned Sparks in the movies, " Butch " Ritchie in the classroom — and " Dietz- gen " in barracks. The E. E. boys look upon him as the main link in the chain that connects synchronous impedance to their weary brains. He has become an integral (more calculus) part of our class in the three years he has been with us. Then there was camp, and there his knowl- edge of saddles, harness, traces, and other equine apparel surpassed, we have reason to be- lieve, even that of some of the big shots. He seemed to have a mania for tent-pitching and horses. He was known as " Lucky " on the picket line, always drawing the best horses (for suicide purposes!) In the lab if there was trouble " Dietzgen " could fix it, having a good practical mind and an understanding of most of the prin- ciples employed — two important requisites of success. With such a good start we expect to see Dietzgen at the top in a few years — Luck to you, Dietzgen. Henry Bosworth Darling, Jr. " Henry " " Knot-head " Augusta. Georgia Liberal Arts Infantry Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Tennis Team (3); Boring (3, 2); Monogram Club (2); Polo (2); Second Class Finance Commit- tee; Chairman Ring Figure Committee (2); Vice-President I. A. L. A. (2); Monogram Club (1); Hop Committee (1); Editor Albert Willits Crowell " Dietzgen " Portsmouth, Virginia Electrical Engineering Field Artillery Wrestling (3); Tidewater Club (3, 2. 1); Private (3, 2. 1); N. Y. A. (2, 1); A. I. E. E. (2, 1). INTRODUCING the editor of our " Voice ■ ■ of the Corps " — The Cadet — a lad who bore the brunt of the Institute attack from the very start and in so doing fell into the hearts of us all. His military aspirations were short- lived, although he threatened at one time to reign supreme in the doughboy outfit. Henry held corporal and sergeantships his third and second class years, but his first class year it was a question of stripes or midnight oil and the latter won out decisively. Too, those post-hop moons were too much to be disre- garded and the inevitable resulted — ten, four, sixty-four, and back to the ranks. Henry will long be remembered for his friendly smile, incomparable sense of humor, and uncanny ability to make and hold friends. He was one of the few brothers who knew from the fall of ' 34 that he was the man for the Liberal Arts and in this field he showed his true wares. We wish him all the success in the world and feel confident that the man to take Hearst ' s place in the field of journalism is our own " Knot-Head. " So long, Brother Rat, it ' s been a real pleasure having you around for four years. T ' 9 3 l° S T 9 e ) to- b TN Al we all find a real friend. Whatever ■ ■ he undertakes, he does well and is always willing and able to give a helping hand to any- one who needs it. We all know him as a persevering person who will more than likely realize his ambitions. In military rank he has always been at the top — a leader, whether among corporals, sergeants, or commissioned officers. Whenever an assign- ment is placed upon his shoulders you may rest assured that it will be executed promptly and efficiently. He is capable of very accurate and fruitful effort which is never anything short of admirable. But never let it be said that Al allowed studies and routine duty to monopolize his tal- ents. He is one of those remarkably few per- sons who does a large number of things well. So we think of him also as that good-natured social mixer who can be depended upon to add life to any party. He enjoys a good time and everyone enjoys his company, especially those fair creatures who find him most invul- nerable. Just stay at the top, " A. P. " Albert P. Dennis " •■Deb-Daddy " Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering Cavalry ate (4); Corporal (3); Color Sergeant (2); Quartermaster •eant (21; Assistant Manager Track (2); Richmond Club; ness Staff Cade: (2); A. S. C. E. (2, 1); Manager Rat a Country and Rat Track (1); Circulation Manager Cadet (1); Business Staff Bomb (1); Cadet Captain Staff (1). Robert Blackwood Dixon Civil Engineering Infantry Private (4, 3. II; Gymnasium Team (4. 3, 2, 1); Assistant Manager Wrestling ( 2 ) ; A. S. C. E. ( 2, 1 ) ; O. G. ' s Asso- ciation (1); Intramural Manager Company " B " (1); Rifle Marksman (I). A MOMENT of silence, please, while I ■ ■ ■ shed a salty tear for this browbeaten soul who has never really had a chance. Alas, poor Bob had the cards stacked against him. He couldn ' t help being a cadet — you see, his pater is a professor here. But with grim determination the boy shut out the idyllic dreams of college life and reso- lutely entered into the monastic life. With Spartan discipline he suppressed his freedom- loving nature until he got to camp last sum- mer. Then, alas, such liberty was too much and Bob ran amuck. They called him half- pint Dixon the first week, but before camp was over it had changed to " Wot-a-man " Bob. However, to come down to earth, and with full apologies to both Bob and his family for the trifling above, it has been a privilege to know this cadet. Both at school and at camp he has always shown the stuff which goes to make up the type of person that we are all proud to designate as a brother rat. A " Yankee " and a " red-head " — what more ■ ■ could set a boy off from the crowd in a Southern school? If you can ' t guess, we ' ll tell you. This carrot-topped " Yankee " is the center of attraction at any party, is as much at home and just as congenial among strangers as among friends and old acquaintances. Four years ago George entered V. M. I. — a total stranger to everyone — but today through his uncanny abil- ity to acquire friends easily, he has surpassed all of us in making friendships never to be for- gotten. At the end of our rat year we found " Red " in the possession of a pair of corporal chevrons, academic stars, and a numeral sweat- er — three symbols exemplifying the true worth of our brother rat. These three symbols repre- sent leadership in the three fields of advance- ment at V. M. I. Some of these efforts were transferred to other fields of endeavor, as he might be seen traversing the campuses of near- by girls ' schools most any Sunday afternoon. " Red ' s " winning ways and his glowing person- ality will advance him far in the world, as they have pierced the hearts of all his brother rats. Leonard Crawley Doughty, Jr. istry, Pre-Medical 3, 1); Sergeant Company Norfolk-Portsmouth Club; Int. 2, 1); Captain Varsity Swimr, George Valentine Doerr, Jr. CI " HAT dimpled smile, those gleaming teeth, - - to whom do they belong? None other than that scintillating light of Portsmouth, our own Teefee. A military genius, but, alas, like many another, nipped in the bud when his feet strayed down the block running path once too often, and a zealous sub reduced him to the rank of an ordinary tourist. Femmes, bless them, and the A. T. O. house proved the causes of this disaster. But one Waterloo does not stop a Doughty, and he has since then redeemed him- self in proper style. In the athletic line the boy has done quite well for himself, as he has consistently been one of the high scorers in intramural competi- tion. Furthermore, he has proved himself such a fine swimmer that he is captaining this year ' s tank team. One of Doc ' s Pre-Medicals — though there are moments when Teefee swears that he wishes he had never heard of medicine or the chemis- try department — he should graduate well up with the boys. So here ' s farewell to a brother rat who is one of the most happy-go-lucky of the thirty-eighters. Acade: Sta Field Artillery (4); Wrestling Numeral (41; Pri Coiporal (3); Editorial Staff Cade (3, 2, 1); Business Staff Cadet (2); Assis ling (2); Sergeant (2); Librarian of Glee Intramural Council (1); O. D. ' s Roster Committee ( 1 ) . Club ( 1 ) ; Secretary 1); First Class In- . • V T 9 8 )o tw V L_T ERE we have another of those versatile ■ ■ gentlemen who seem to be able to mix pleasure and business, urbanity and solidity, with consummate skill and nonchalance. We introduce you to that cosmopolite of the city of Covington, Eddie Dressier. Most of us are satisfied to be proficient in a single line, but not Eddie. For instance, in the military he was corporal and sergeant in " F " Company. In the purely extra line, women and dairy farming seem to be the boy ' s chief inter- ests. His power with the former is attested by his now famous long-term reign in the vicinity of Roanoke. As for the latter, though always mumbling about the mortgage on the home- stead, a look at the place will make you suspect that Eddie isn ' t headed for the poorhouse for quite a while yet. Though not a brother rat in the literal sense of the word, as he entered with the boys of ' 37, nevertheless Eddie has fully earned the right to that title during the three years he has been in our class. William Edwin Dressler Covington. Virginia Chemistry, Pre-Medical Field Artillery It); Corporal (3); Editorial Staff Cadet (3); Boxing alor Sergeant (2); Quartermaster Sergeant (2); Track oss Country (2); Business Staff CWcr (2); Assistant ager Football (2); V. A. S. (1); O. D. ' s Roster. James McKee Dunlop Civil Engineering field Artillery Private (4, 2, 1); Football (4); Hoffman Presbyterian Club (4); Intramurals (3, 2. 1); Battalion Football (3); Floor Committee (3); Secretary-Treasurer Hoff. Presb. Club (3); Floating Uni- versity (3); Vice-President Hoff. Presb. Club (21; Polo (2); A. S. C. E. (2, 1); President Hoff. Presb. Club (1); O. G. ' s Association (1). T EXINGTON has produced many a Vir- ■ — ' ginia gentleman, but never one on whom the cares and responsibilities involved with be- ing a V. M. I. cadet have rested so lightly as our own Dunlap, James McKee. " Thug, " as he is affectionately called by his numerous admirers from Hollins, was never accused of being " running, ' ' but his ready smile and friend- ly nature have been sufficient to carry him through in fine style. His military aspirations were cut short at the end of his third class year when he joined the ranks of the clean sleeve boys, after being one of the first ranking corporals. " Sunny Jim ' s " name was the last on the roll of the C-l Section, but he is first in the minds of those brother rats whom he has helped on many a night in Structures or Mechanics. Jim is destined to become Assistant Engineer of Lexington, but there is no doubt that the Class of ' 38 will soon see him in the position of Chief Engineer. Be that as it may, we know he will make good in any job he undertakes. " Good Luck, Thug. " pVERY now and then there appears a man - — ' who for no one outstanding characteristi ' but rather for a great many small, and per- haps unrecognizable traits, stands out conspicu- ously from the crowd. Such a man is Bert Earnest; not for being a " high brow " schol- astically, a " genius " militarily, or a " star " athletically, but just for being plain old likable, friendly, " ready for anything " Bert. Seldom do we find a man who can so readily adapt himself to any situation, or so quickly win the complete friendship of all the people he meets. Bert is not, however, the type to neglect the more scholastic part of his college education. With all his frivolities, he has taken the time to obtain his degree by a safe margin, and to win for himself a reputation of dependability by doing well any task assigned him. Taking everything into consideration, Bert is as close an approximation to the ideal man as we are likely to find, for he does not represent the extremes in either work or play, but strikes the happy medium between the two that will allow him to win success and thoroughly enjoy doing it. Grenville Branson Fawley ck " COOTES Store V RGINI, Civi Engineering Cmlry ate (4); Corpor. leant (2); Stars 1 (3 (2, I Hu ; Football (3); ; First L.eutenar. it Club ( 1 ) . Floor t (1); Coir V. M. I Albert Kyle Earnest ■•Ben " Richmond, Vir. Civil Engineering Field Artillery Private (4, 1); Richmond Club (4, 3. 2, 1); Football Track (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Assistant Ma Wrestling (2); Business Staff CW« (2); A. S. C. E. (2 O. G. ' s Association. GRANVILLE BRANSON (alias " Buck " ) - Fawley is essentially a ladies ' man. Any man that can please the girls is a person worth knowing. " Buck " loves to ride and every Sun- day finds him on a horse viewing the outskirts of Lexington. His love for horses caused him ro join the cavalry, first with " A " Company, where he got his start, and his last year with " C, " where he controls the destiny of the sec- ond platoon. " Buck " has a sense of humor surpassed by few. He always loves a good scrap, not because he is mad, but because he enjoys it. His aca- demic work has improved each year until he now wears two stars on the sleeves of his blouse. All in all, " Buck " has indicated that success can be had if one wants it — and he certainly must have wanted it. His spirit is too large to be cooped up in an office, but as leaders are needed in civil engineering in the held as well, his future is accounted for. There is no doubt that " Buck " will go to the top after he gradu- ates, so we are not worried as we leave him at Finals. T V o. V •y 9 i to fc " L ' TRK " is one of the boys from down - - - Carolina way. To know him is to know one of the most respected cadets in the Corps. In every department of cadet life he has ex- celled to an enviable extent. The Chemists proudly point to him as one of their boys. He never aspired to " brow-dom " but it was gen- erally a case of that half a point. As a military man he was always up there at the top. There isn ' t much about the supply end of this military that Kirk hasn ' t learned. Those gold bars were not put on him for just being " running. " In sports " K. P. " confined himself to intramurals much to the benefit of " E " Company. Lacrosse is his pet, but that sport wasn ' t on the lists. In class activities Kirk has played a promi- nent part. His aid on the Second Class Finance Committee and as head of the Floor Commit- tee was invaluable. The Hop Committee couldn ' t have found a better man to help pro- vide the entertainment during hop times. Just ask the women, especially one from Hollins. It ' s with a sad feeling inside, Kirk, that we say " So long, Bro ' Rat. " KlRKPATRICK PARRISH FERGUSON Charlotte. North Carol i F,eld Artillery Football (41; Track (4. 3); Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant 12); Assistant Manager Track (2); Assistant Manager Football (2); Second Class Finance Committee; V. A. S. (2, 1); North Carolina Club; Hop Committee (1); General Committee (1); Honor Court (1). Albert Henry Fiedler Greenport, Long Islani Civil Engineering Infantry Football jstling Athle (4); Football (4, 3. 2. 1); Track (4, (4, 3. 2. 1); V.ce-President of Class (3, I Yankee Club (3); Monogram Club (: A. Board (3, 2, II; Vice-Pr resident Monogram Club (2); Vice-President V ice-President N. Y. A. Board (2); Second immittee; First Sergeant 121; Camp Honor Washington (2 1; President of Monogram Club " dill; President of General i Honor Court ( 1 ) ; Captain of Foot- 1); President of Class (1). iidem of N. e (1); Presid— . Captain Company T_TERE we have one of those rare personali- ■ ■ ■ ■ ties of so many accomplishments that the futility of mere words of praise is at once evi- dent. " Al " fitted naturally, and his resulting position in the corps, in athletics, and in the military life at V. M. I. followed in due suc- cession. His First Class year has been a fitting climax to a well-rounded four years at the Institute. President of his class, captain of the football team, captain of his company, wrestler and trackman extraordinary, " Al " has written his name indelibly in V. M. I. ' s hall of fame. No greater tribute can be paid him than that he is an outstanding man among men, unaware of his position, and filling a great place in the hearts of well-wishing brother rats, who can never forget the four years of association with him. His high sense of honor, all-around capa- bility, and unassuming manner will always keep him at the top. Good years ahead of you, " Al, " and may they be as fruitful for you as those vears at V. M. I. TT didn ' t take Cary long to learn that - ■ V. M. I. is essentially a military school, and with this thought in mind he set out to prove his worth by being one of the neatest men in the corps. His efforts were rewarded, for we find him wearing the cherished stripes of a second lieutenant as a First Classman. His interests were not entirely military as evidenced by his ability as a track man; he has carried the Institute colors in the gruelling half mile for four years. As a Civil boy he never starred in his studies, but has hard and consistent work pulled him through. His ef- ficiency in carrying out his duties has won the esteem of his brother rats. " Superior " should be his rating as a barracks Casanova, and lucky is the girl who " hooks " Cary for life. With his will to work and his ever-ready smile, his accomplishments after graduation have no bounds. We predict that there will be no job too long or too hard for this gen- tleman. Though we all can ' t go with you, " C. J., " we ' ll always back you to the limit. George Lee Fosque Field Artillery Private (4, 3, 2, 1); Baseball (4, 3); President tion (2); Sports Staff Cadet (2); Assistant Ma (2); Assistant Manager Baseball (2); Mail Orderly (2); V S. (2, 1); Vice-President Outing Foundation Council (1); O G. ' s Association (1); Sports Editor Cadet (1) ,4,-ih.ill Cary Julian Flythe " Cary " " Flies " Richmond, VmGir Civil Engineering Field Artillery Private (4), Track Team (4, 3. 2, 1); Cross Country Te (4. 2, 1); Editorial Staff of Cadet (3); Corporal (3); Richmc Club; Sergeant (2); A. S. C. E. (2, 1); Monogram CI (2, 1); Pistol Sharpshooter; Second Lieutenant (1). 7 " ITH amply justified pride we give you ane other than that diamond in the rough, Lee-Lee Fosque — jewel of Onancock, Virginia. In the extra line, intramurals and the job of sports editor of the Cadet have kept him busy. His claim to fame is well founded, for he is none other than the High-Exalted, Self-Ap- pointed President of the Outing Foundation, a noble-minded group of young men whose sole aim in life is the promotion of grossness among Eastern Shore privates. It is said that his high- speed gum-beating ability has no small part in his numerous conquests, notably on the Ran- dolph-Macon battlefield. Yes, sir, peoples, you ' d be surprised how Satch can cover ground. But to drop the banter, here ' s a boy whose quick smile and winning personality have right- fully won him a host of friends during an eventful and worthwhile four years. So it ' s the best of luck to a boy whom we can truly call " Brother Rat. " T 9 3 r? t 9 V TO- IF " Nickle-Nose " Foust hadn ' t come to V. M. I., many of us would probably have gone through life firmly believing that moun- taineers were lazy and worthless, for we ' ve been told that they fish and sleep in the summer, but find it a bit chilly for fishing in the winter. However, Jim dealt a death blow to that belief by having as many accomplishments as a dog has fleas. For four years he has earned aca- demic stars, and has twisted the Chemistry course around his little finger. As a military leader, he has carried his sabre and worn his sash well, performing his duties with courtesy and consideration. As an outstanding athlete, especially when it comes to wrestling, he has won a reputation for courage and good sports- manship. His unquestionable sense of honor led his brother rats to elect him to the Honor Court, and to choose him Business Manager of the Bomb. He is a gentleman above all, and we will always remember him for his friendli- ness, sincerity and spirit. Few people have ever left behind so many real admirers, and he goes forth with their praises ringing in his ears. Robert Lewis Goldsmith •GoldU " Drexel Hill. P Glen Taylor Foust Private (4, 2, 1); Corporal (3); Fencing (3, 2, 1); Manager Fencing (2); Company Clerk (2); Yankee Club; V. A. S. (2, 1); Pistol Marksman, Captain; Fencing (1). WHEN the final roll is called, those of us who are fortunate enough to be lounging outside of the pearly arch will not be surprised to see Bob floating up with a foil in one hand and a book in the other. Capping four years of praiseworthy work as the main- stay of the fencing team by being elected cap- tain. Bob has completed a good job, well done. To we who realize the difficulties that have be- fronted the fencing team in the last few years, Bob ' s work has a high value. He has put life back into a sport that was slowly dying, and made our fencing team one of the best in the South. An indefatigable reader of very good taste, Bob has achieved a brand of humor for which he always will be remembered. Many are the dull moments that he has brightened by a well-chosen witicism, cleverly put. Scholas- tically, Bob has always stood well in the class, both in the first two years and in the Chemis- try Department. As a music critic there are few in barracks who have better taste or a keener comprehension of modern music. Good luck, Bob; we feel sure your spirit will keep you out in front. Cavalry Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); Wrestling Numeral (4); Gyn (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4); Intramural Wrestling Cha Wa Cha j pic Stars (4, 3, 2, 1): Intramural Diving Champii poral (3); Track Team (3, 2. 1): Cheer Leadc Sergeant 12); Swimming 12); Second Class Finan Floor Committee (2); Monogram Club (2, 1 ) ; F: (1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman; Hop Committee (1) eral Committee ( 1 ) ; Honor Court 111; Business f Bomb (1). SHADES of Fort Washington, what have we hete? None other than the White Hope of Petersburg, a Gold Coaster and a transit man (they tell me that Civil is almost as hard as Liberal Arts) — in short, Perry Gwaltney. But to drop the banter let ' s give the boy his due, for he has done his full share of work. Stripes and Business Manager of the Cadet fully testify to that. All in all a very energetic man. However, don ' t get the idea that it is all work and no play: it is just a case of know- ing the right time for each, a quality of which most of us need a good deal more. Any way you take him he is a boy well worth knowing. Four years have shown that Pete has always done the school full justice in whatever he has undertaken. Prophecies are hard to make but this party will put his money on him to come through with flying colors. So Perry, here ' s the best of luck in whatever you may undertake. Richard Oliver Harrell, Jr. Liberal Arts Infmtry merals Football, Basketball, Baseball (41; Basketball (3, 2); eball (3, 2); Corporal (3); Quartermaster Sergeant (2); Football (2, 1); Lieutenant (1). Perry Monroe Gwaltney, Jr. Civil Engineering Infantry Baseball (4); Corporal (3); Editorial and Business Staff, The Cadet (3); Assistant Manager Baseball, Basketball (2); Ring Figure Committee (2); Production Manager Second Class Show (2); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Sergeant (2); Lieu- tenant (1); Business Manager The Cadet (1); Hop Commit- tee (1); A. S. C. E. (2, 1); Senior Manager " B " Company (1); Intramural Council(l). CROM South Boston, Virginia, in 1934 came ■ • a shy, reserved lad who in a very unos- tentatious manner acquired by virtue of hard work and ability three numerals, a respectable academic average, and chevrons destined to re- main on his sleeve. There endeth the first chapter. The taciturn " Taxi " moved in with two wild men and his unconcerned equanimity has been in a violent state of flux ever since. Martyr- dom has been forever close, but subtle influence has averted disaster; habits of regularity and correctness have been perverted and lost by the overwhelming weight of numbers in the envir- onment. Equipped with a certified ticket to the Court of Final Judgment, the " Mad Motorcyclist " from Tobaccoland has scorned the dullness of ordinary existence. Socially speaking, the " Cab " has been signally honored as King of the Tobacco Festival, but fear not that pomp and circumstance have turned his head, for firmly fixed to a miniature is the name of a certain South Boston belle, and he is still look- ing for a letter from Winthrop College — as gullible as the rest of us. Just remember, Richard, when you ' re the Devil ' s motorcycle messenger boy, to speak to all your brother rats who are ignominiously shoveling coal. T Y „.• n l T 9 V rev D ANGER jumping: Cadet Jesse Heath " ■ of V. M. I. up " — that phrase charac- terizes Hart better than any other. A natural born horseman, he has become one of the best riders in school, although he had never ridden before he became a cadet. Horses are " Hart ' s " great love, and he spends many an extra hour riding, jumping, and practicing in the corral or at the farm. When not riding, he is usually off to Macon where he has become quite a " light " during his First Class year. For the first two years he was as serious a student as could be found anywhere. Then he came under the influence of " mad 160, " and " Hart " changed from The Thinker into a Don Juan. Quiet, unassuming, serious — that is Jesse as outsiders see him, but to his friends he is loyal, dependable, and above all — a gentleman. He says little but that little is well worth listening to, and underneath his quietness is a " drive " which will put him in the top ranks of success. Jesse Heartwell Heath, Jr. ss " Petersburg, C.vil Engineering Field Artillery ck (4); Corporal(3); Sergeant (2); Second CUl George Effinger Herring " Fish " Natural Bridge, Virginia Civil Engineering Field Artillery Football (4); Basketball (4); Track (4, 3, 2. 1); Cap- tain Track (1); Monogram Club (3, 2, 11; Secretary Monogram Club ( 1 1 ; President Athletrc Association and Athletic Council (1); Senior Intramural Manager (1); Intramural Council (1); A. S. C. E. (2, I); Corporal (3); Quartermaster Sergeant (21; First Lieutenant (1). CT HE secret of Fish ' s success is the rare gift - ■ of being able to mix business with pleas- ure, and it is this gift that has won for him a host of friends and admirers. He came to the Institute with an enviable military record, and will leave with one, though never allowing the acquisition of stripes to keep him from being " one of the boys. " His rat year found him a three-star athlete: football, basketball, and cao- tain of the track team. He gave most of his attention to track, and was an outstanding member of Son Read ' s cinder pounders, climax- ing this prowess by b;ing chosen captain of the varsity. His sense of fair play and good sports- manship won him the honor of being elected President of the Athletic Association, an office of great importance in the Corps. Fish can bust a can of grog with the best of ' em, and is right out front when it comes to a fun-spot. His years of acquaintance with the Rockbridge Fair led to his memorable speech on the merits of " Little Egypt, " the fan-dancer, one of the high spots of Public Speaking, and it is with these happy memories of Fish that we leave him. Club (2, 1) 1); Jumping Ti C. E (2, l); (1); O. G. ' s (1). T—TERE we have one of those Connecticut " ■ Yankees, only he ' s from Massachusetts — a cheerful and likeable fellow who is always ready to lend the helping hand. He ' s quite a hard worker too and stands high in all his classes. And, speaking of classes, Roger is one of those lab demons, otherwise known as chem- ists, and in this field he is sure to go far. He likes the outdoor side of the work and plans on going to one of the dark continents to pur- sue it. Can ' t ycu see him now, in the years to come, say in Africa — roughing it and deeply absorbed in some new invention or discovery. Go to it, " Rog " old boy, and while you ' re en- joying yourself in these surroundings, think of most of us ' 38 boys catching it in stuffy offices. Roger has had a sample of military life, being from time to time a corporal and a ser- geant but his main interests have been along academic lines. Not as conspicuous as some perhaps, Roger is one of the kind who have helped to give ' 38 its quality, and I ' m sure that he ' s wished well by all the boys in his pur- suits in the future. Harrison Hubard Cross Country (4); Tennis (3, 2); Pis 1); Jumping Tearr A. I. E. E. (1) Electrical Engineer! Cayaby Numeral Track (4) :ol Team (3, 2); R. (2, 1); A. I. E. Academic Stars (4, 3, irporal (3); Sergeant (2) Dr Committer nd Club (4, (2, 1); Chi Roger Stanwood Hovey Chemistry Infantry " LJ " IS a Richmond boy who came to V. M. ■ ■- • I. with the intention of making good, and he carried out this intention. As an " A " Com- pany officer he discharged his duties faithfully, and at the same time endeared himself to the hearts of his men. His academic work so far indicates him as an honest-to-goodness star man and he has been one of the top men of the Electrical Department since he first chose that field as his course of study. His other activities include the pistol, tennis, and jumping teams, as well as Chairman of the A. I. E. E. A sort of all-around man is Harrison, for the girls also think highly of him — one in particular. Yes, Richmond, as well as V. M. I., is proud of Hube, not only because of his ability but be- cause he is human. He has earned everything that he has gotten, and in doing so has won a great many true friends. He is an ardent sup- porter of the Cavalry against the Artillery, and will argue far into the night to prove what he firmly believes: that his branch of the service is superior. He has strength in his convictions, a fact which will lead him up the ladder of success to a place at the top. al (3); Sergeant (2 ' V. A. S. (2, 1); T V 9 36 rt T 9 8 V rev L_T IS activities are listed below, but please, - ■ - ■ folks, don ' t let them scare you. This ver- satile gentleman knows how to mix plenty of fun in with his more serious accomplishments. If you don ' t think so, just ask any of the boys of the " Hell ' s Kitchen " suite of our Third Class year. Outside interests? Here ' s where the boy wallows in his element. Beautiful women and wild horses — or is it vice versa? — these are his favorites. Just touch upon the subject and note the gleam of anticipation which lights his eyes. Give him the former on the dance floor, or let him straddle the latter in a thrill-packed polo game; in either situation the boy shines. Despite his humble beginning as a third class private and the demoralizing influence on his roommate and the renowned Doc Carroll, he belongs to the Gold Coast Clan. Though not one of the brows, he stands well up among the molecule-meddlers. A brother tat of the Wash- ington Clan, he is a real credit to the old home town and his alma mater. Thomas Stanley Jeffrey, Jr. o " " Jeff " Arvonia, Virginia Electrical Engineering Field Artillery Country (4, 2. 1); Track (4, 3); Numerals Track (4); Wrestling (2, 1.1; A. I. E. E. (2, 1). Richard Henry Hutchison, Jr. " Dick " Washington. D. C. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Field Artillery O TAN is a little man with great ambition. He will tackle anything, as indicated by the way he went after cross-country, wrestling, and Electricity. This last is his particular and best loved field. When he takes hold of some electrical device, he won ' t put it down until he knows all about it. He is not an officer, but that is the Institute ' s loss, for you ' d have to search far and wide to find an abler or more fearless man. He says what he thinks and we are indebted to him for the many bull sessions his inquisitive mind has produced. As a " D " Company man he added to the Artillery one small but excellent horseman. We are proud to be able to call him a brother rat. One of his best qualities is his rare ability to thoroughly enjoy a joke, and some of his stories are fa- mous. A talk-fest would be incomplete without him, and every door in barracks is always open to him. Though we have reason to believe that his family had to hog-tie him to shoe him, we are sure that he has learned to like the customs of civilization and will continue to follow them after he has been honorably graduated. Good luck, little man! Ambassador ' s Club (4. 3, 2, 1); Corporal (3); Pol Second Class Finance Committee (2); Sergeant (2); (2, 1); Hop Committee (1); Lieutenant (1) 1); V. A. S. A N introduction is hardly necessary, but ■ ■ to the uninformed may we present the pride and joy of the Infantry, " Wimpy " Lane. Folks, here ' s a chemist who is a real artist at juggling those test tubes. Winder has never been one to restrict him- self to any one activity and consequently the boy seems to have had a hand in almost all of them. In the way of extra-extra-curricular in- terests, the rumor is that Randolph-Macon is his chief sphere of action. Getting closer to home, intramural sports of every form have claimed his interest. In the varsity field Win- der has pursued the fistic path so earnestly that he has represented the school in the ring both as a rat and as an old cadet. In fact, he is still a bit jumpy at the sound of a gong. He is a friend we have all been proud to know, for he possesses the rare gift of always being able to appear cheerful and yet never lose your respect. The best of luck to a boy who has fulfilled the ideal of a true brother rat. Carl John Lang Chemistry Infantry Gym Tear Club (4, n 14, 3); Football 14, 3); Boxing (4. 3 3, 2, 1); O. G. (1); V. A. S, (2, 1), ' Ba. ; Yankee eball (4) Levin Winder Lane, IV " Wimpy " WlLLIAMBURG, VIRGINIA Chemistty Infantry Corporal (3); Boxing (3, 2); Monogram Club; V. A. S. (2. II; Business Staff, The Cadet (2); Business Staff, The Bomb (1); O. G. (1); Pistol Marksman; Rifle Marksman. " ) NE of the more pleasant recollections that - will live with us for quite a while is that of a door opening and a cheery " Hi, boys, " announcing the entrance of Carl John. Carl came to us from New York via the Staunton Military Academy, where he exhausted his mil- itary hopes, leaving his career here with but one objective. A well-balanced mixture of serious concen- tration when studying, and happy-go-lucky cheerfulness when playing, has made Carl a good student and a very good friend. Some might say that he plays too much, but his splendid academic record is an excellent defense against such a charge. In the ring there are few who can outbox this boy, who was intramural champion for two years, and in barracks there are few who can outwit him in a discussion. As he leaves us we feel sure that with his keen, clear mind, his amiability, his generosity and his fighting heart, Carl will succeed. T Y 9 3 n l t: 9 8 V rev T_J ERE is a man that is going places, gentle- ■ ■ — men, especially when he takes the wheel of his V-8. Those who took off with him on weekend jaunts to Washington have dubbed him " Sir Malcomb " because he holds the un- official record from Lexington to Washington — two hours and forty-four minutes. But don ' t let that mislead you. Work before pleasure was his four-year motto at the Insti- tute and he was tops in both. Golden stars adorned his sleeves each year as a reward for academic proficiency. " Sir Malcomb " deserted the private ranks long enough his third-class year to get a taste of the Gold Coast atmos- phere when he was made a corporal. When the time rolled around to publish the ' 38 Bomb he was chosen for the all-important job of assistant editor. If you wanted a lesson in the fine points of tennis, Ranny was your man be- cause it was there that he stood out in athletics. It is an enviable record that this Pre-Med leaves behind at V. M. I., but it is only the beginning of a most promising career. Harvard medical school is his next step to fame. Raymond Victor Long, Jr. Richmond Civil Engineering Field Artillery Sergeant (2) (2|; Manager Be A. ., ),- Stars (2); Assistant Manager, Bo.. ); O. G. (1); Richmond Club (4, Eight; A. S. C. E. (2, 1). Randolph Leigh, Jr. r Malcolm " McLean, Virgini Chemistry, Pre-Medical Infantry Ambassador Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Academic Sta V. A. S. (2, 1); O. D. (1); Assistant Edito The Bomb (1). 7N RAY we have a " brother rat " who has - ■ the unusual ability to divide his time be- tween work and play in such perfect propor- tions that neither is neglected, and that distinc- tion is achieved in each. The success of his academic endeavor is manifested by the stars which adorn his sleeves, and one has only to take count of the great number of friends which his fun-loving nature has given him to be assured of the high degree of his success in more playful fields. Behind all of this obvious success, and add- ing immeasurably to it, is the one basic quality for which he is to be most admired, the trait which is always most desirable in a man, which is as essential for happiness as it is for success: Ray is, and always will be, first and last, a gen- tleman in the finest sense of the word. It is needless to say that we have all benefited from the example he has set during his four years here. We now send out into a waiting world, with our best wishes, a man who is wonderfully equipped to attain the success which will surely be his. PRESENTING " Mona Lisa, " that smiling, ■ ■ popular man about barracks and the pride of Eagle Rock. Remember the furious cam- paign for commandant of the North Side of the first stoop which " Mona " won hands down? Will we ever forget those brilliant stump speeches, the straw hat, and the seegar! " Mona " is an intramural manager who has the ability to run anything and he ' s proved it by his company ' s fine showing. As a varsity pitcher on the baseball team he has an enviable record. Unfortunately his academic and mili- tary aspirations have been limited, but if a good time is to be found, it ' s with the genial " Mona. " As a Liberal Artist he has established something of an endurance record for consecu- tive afternoons in the hay. As a cavalryman he has remained a private, but if " recs " were made on the popularity of the man, he ' d be in the running for first captain. His natural ability in sports will continue to be one of his great- est assets, for he performs well in any and all branches of athletics. We say good-bye and smooth sailing to one of the most friendly personalities in the Class of ' 38. Anthony Russell Maguire Academic , ' Wrestling (2); Mana Prov idence, Rhode Is Chemistry Cavalry (4, 3, 2, 1): Yank Track (4, 3); Assist Varsity Wrestling (1); G. (1); Floor Commit ee Club (4, 3. 2. ant Manager, Wre V. A. S. (2, 1) tee (3) Warrie Wayne Lugar, Jr. Eaglh Rock, Vn Numerals Football, Basketball. Baseball (4); Basketball (3); Baseball (3, 2, 1); Monogram Club; I. A. L. A. (2, 1); Company Manager, ' A " Company (1); Intramural Council (1) A SK MAC " is a familiar phrase around • barracks. When anyone is stumped on a problem or a question they usually turn up in Mac ' s room to get the solution or the answer. Although he started slowly, Mac gained his place scholastically during his Third Class year, and since then he has kept forging ahead. A hard and willing worker possessed with an above-average mind, he has found his place on top and kept it. But don ' t get the idea that he is a grind. His rat year he went out for football, wrestling, and track, and since then he has been a mainstay of the " C " Company intramural teams. And as to all good Irish- men, so to Mac came a marvelous sense of hu- mor and a great capacity for friendship. Few of us will ever have the opportunity to have a friend that is as staunch and true as Mac. In fun or in seriousness he is a good companion and a man we are proud to have as a brother rat. Good luck, Mac; we know you will carry on and always leave a record that will equal the one you have left here. Y 9 3 t 9 V to- v TT IS a very admirable man who really de- sires to accomplish something worthwhile, and it is an even more admirable man who has the determination and stamina to actually do that which he set out to accomplish. Herbert Martin is without doubt one of the finest of this type. Realizing that an education is the primary purpose of attending college, he has gone forward through his four years at V. M. I. with, not the hope, but the intention of get- ting just that. His success is clearly shown by the stars he wears on his sleeves. " Herb " is not the type to take up his whole time studying, however, and one has only to know him to realize that he is a man with a great variety of interests and that he is con- spicuously successful in all of them. It is not for these qualities, however, that we will so much remember him, but for his de- pendability and for the sincere and helpful at- titude that he has demonstrated during his stay here. He is a man that can ' t fail :o succeed, and we know that his fine qualities will make him a man that V. M. I. will be proud to call one of her graduates. Leonard Sebastian Martin Football 14, 3 11: Wrestling (4, 3. 2. 11; 2, 1); Gym Tea m (2, 1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2 (2); A. I. E. E. (2, 1) 1 ) ; Sergeant Herbert Esten Martin, Jr. " Herb " Lanexa, Virginia Liberal Arts Field Artillery Basketball (4; Numeral Baseball (4); Baseball (3); Boxing (3, 2); Chorus Second Class Show (2); Glee Club (2. 1); Aca- demic Stars (4. 2. 1); Company Manager " E " Company (1); Intramural Council (1); I. A. L. A. (2, 1) OOMEONE ence said that if an accurate count were kept, it would be found that Len, during his four years here, spent more time on his back than on his feet. But as we think of the record that he is leaving behind, we are inclined to disagree with this statement. Nature has given Len a body that leads people to call him " Stud, " and a brain which puts him in the class of " Brow. " Although Len never seems to study, he does excellent work and has a very high scholastic record. When some un- fortunate Electrician is stuck on a difficult problem, they go to Len to help them out of their difficulties. In the physical department Len has made another enviable record, with service on the football, wrestling, gym, and track teams. A true man of parts and genius, Len, in his quiet way, has won the respect and admiration of those who have known him from the time he was a fourth class private, on through the grade of sergeant. As we look for the last time at his broad shoulders, we realize that he is well fitted to carry any load placed on them. " Good luck, " Len; carry on as you have been, and success will be yours. A BOY with a perpetual twinkle in his eyes ■ ■ • — that ' s our Br ' er Rat Dick. Although he is quiet and unassuming, he always seems to be highly amused at something, and to those who have asked him about it, he is always will- ing to explain. There is never anything that he can ' t see in the humorous vein. " Chesty " started out by getting stars his rat year and then joined the majority of his broth- ers in the " average " class. His spurts of bril- liance, however, make us realize that his grades prove nothing but a tendency to be slightly lazy in a good-natured way. Dick is a voracious reader and it seems as though every other book in the library has his name in it. As we part, and as Dick leaves us with a twinkle and a chuckle, we feel sure that his never-ending good humor, coupled with his natural ability, will see him through. We say " bon voyage " to a lad who has made a place in the hearts of all of us. Herman Dunsmore Mawyer, Jr. Sergeant (2); O. G. (1); V. A. S. (2, 1) Richard David Mason •Dkky " " Chesty " Hahpi Civil Engineering Canity Private (4, 3. 2, 1); A. S. C. E. (2, 1); I 2. 1) " A ANY of the " brothers " were not aware of the presence of Herman as a mem- ber of the Class of ' 38 until the end of our rat year. It seems that the reserved and quiet type, though slower " on the draw, " generally make the most and the lasting friendships. There is certainly no one pictured and described here who does not count " H. D. " as one of his real friends, and certainly none of us will ever forget quiet, easy-going, and friendly " Brother-rat " Mawyer. Herman has been one of the " water is H 2 0 " disciples for the last two years, but whether to the influence of Liberal Artist Phipps or Civil Engineer Cole, he quickly learned the value of frequent horizontal rest in the hay. If not in the hay, " H. D. ' s " ear is usually glued to the radio, and it is not at all unusual to find him combining these, his two favorite forms of recreation. When he studies nobody knows, and yet he seems to have learned far more than most of us, prob- ably because he knows the value of combining common sense with highly theoretical knowl- edge. It seems rather unnecessary to wish him luck, but since it is customary, we ' ll close by saying that all of us join in wishing for " H. D. " the best of everything. T ' V 9 3 n l f 9 6 V fCV WHILE not starting with us on the journey through the paths of the Institute, " Bill " has come into our class and become one of us. He started his career here at V. M. I. at a pretty rapid pace, both in athletics and in the military field, but a head fracture stopped both his football and boxing activities and gave him quite a bit of trouble otherwise. He was a high ranking corporal his Third Class year and seemed headed for big things when he had to take time out. After a couple of years, however, he was able to come back to V. M. I. just in time to join the Class of ' 38 — a stroke of luck for both him and for us. Yep, he ' s a civil engineer too, and in the back of his mind has visions of great building projects, so here ' s hoping, " Bill, " that your skyscrapers don ' t fall on you, that you ' ll al- ways cross your bridges going in the right di- rection, and that the highway of life will have many delightful stopping places along its way for you. " Here ' s to you, " Bill, " and good luck. John Chester McKenzie, Jr. Civil Engineering Field Artillery William Raymond McCoy, Jr. Civil Engineering Field Artillery Private (4, 2, 1); Corporal (3); Football (4); Boxing (4); Track (4, 3); Presbyterian Club (4, 3); Secretary (3); Shenan- doah Valley Club (4, 3); Secretary (3); A. S. C. E. (2, 1) A MIDST the clang and the roar of machin- - ery and the bang of carpenter tools we find this quiet artilleryman right at home. Give him a pair of pliers, a hammer, and a screw- driver and he can fix anything from a wrist watch to a Boulder Dam generator. Whenever anybody wanted a job done, they knew they could get " Mac " to do it. He took an active part in his engineering work and will always be a good student. " Mac " is not a hay hound in any sense of the word, and for four years al- ways found something to do in the Engineering Building in his spare time. In the summer he did not loaf, as most of us are prone to do, but worked and gained worlds of experience, so that he can answer almost any practical engineering question. By this summer work and the things he learned, he got the jump on most of us and will have little trouble in making quick ad- vances in any job. " Mac " likes railroads, and in the future we expect to see his name high in the engineering journals. " Brother Rat, " we hope that our paths will cross many times in years to come. T OUIS is one of our quiet brothers, a rare — ' and welcome type for a change. In spite of this, or maybe because of it, he gets along admirably in both his work and life here at barracks. He much prefers to keep his opin- ions to himself and to stick to his own business, which most of us think, and many more of us have found out, is an excellent way of keeping out of trouble in this complex life. But we also envy Louis for another rare quality. Believe it or not, he is a true misogy- nist, paying little or no attention to the fair sex. Thus he has no tales of woe to tell like the rest of us, and consequently leads a more carefree life. " Scrooge " — a misnomer if ever there was one — is, contrary to this nickname, a generous brother rat, and to those who know him, a real friend. We wish you luck, Louis, and we know you ' ll succeed in this cold, cruel world. Louis Moriconi, Jr. Edwin Hopwood Mullen Field Artillery Priv (4. (3) te (4, 3. 2, 1); Wrestling (4, 3 3. 2, 1); Gym Team (4, 3, 2, 1 O. G. ' s Roster (1); Academic Sta 2. 1); Yankee Club ; Football (4); Track s (4); V. A. S. (41 OEOPLE who are prone to an excess of meaningless chatter could well profit by the example set by Ned. Ned is a man of few words, but those few words mean something, and once he has said he is going to do a thing, you can consider the task performed. People who meet him for the first time are not long in realizing this, and not long in placing their trust in him. Ned started out well, and when we returned our Third Class Year he wore the stars that signify academic honors. Since then he turned to Chemistry, and has done excellent work in that department. Every winter has found Ned in the gym with the wrestling team and the gym team, and it is performances such as his that have made the annual gym exhibit the feature that it is. But our stay here is completed, and as we stand to- gether for the last time and look toward Ned, we see a man we are proud to have as a brother rat. He has set us an example we all should try to emulate, and those of us who succeed in a small way to do what Ned has shown us will be better men. Civil Engineering Field Artillery Pr CI lb = (4, (4); 3, Ma rk ' s i); Richmo Pistol; Unive nd Club (4 A. S. C. rsity (2). T 9 3 rt 1 9 8 V rev . r OWN in Suffolk they grow the finest ■ - peanuts we have ever tasted, and it is Suffolk that has given us one of the finest men we have ever met, known by many names, but affectionately as " Charlie. " Whatever else we may forget about our stay here, we will always remember " Charlie " walking down the stoop, piercing the quiet with a melodious whistle, and breaking off to shout a cheery greeting to someone. During his rat year Charlie went out for football in the fall, and the spring saw him on the track squad. Finals came and brought corporal chevrons to him. His good record in military elevated him to the grade of sergeant, and his extra-curricular activities finally ended up with the Commanders. He played with them for two years and won the plaudits of the corps with his wonderful drumming. Finals will see us saying farewell to " Charlie " too, and we do so with a heavy heart. For his cheerfulness and for his helping hand, and for a number of pleasant memories we thank him, and we shall leave hoping we can always travel with companions such as he. John Springs Myers North Caroli sctrical Engin, Field A llery 1, 1); Corporal (3); North Carolina Club (4, 3, ! Team (3. 2. II; Manager (II; Episcopal Choir Commandant ' s Clerk (1); A. I. E. E. (2, 1); Second Class Show (2) Charles Holt Murden, Jr. ■Snatch " " Ch lie " Suffolk, Virginia Chemistry Private (4. 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Football (4, 3, ); Wrestling (41; Track (4, 3); Assistant Manager, Wrestling 12); Manager, Rat Wrestling (1); Cadet Orchestra (2, 1); [nrer-Baiiahon Football (1); O. G. ' s Roster (1); Second Class Show (2); V. A. S. (2, 1) WHERE dependability is concerned, the " Springer " is your man. Where doubt existed in anyone ' s mind concerning a question of a barracks nature, of an official nature, or of a military nature, " Springer " was always the man who could allay the qualms of the dubious. John has a mind that seems to grasp details much quicker than the average. At camp, particularly, we shall always remember his sav- ing many a precious minute at the end of a hard day when the shower was calling, by car- rying out many necessary duties that escaped the thoughts of most of us. In " Springer " North Carolina has one of her most loyal sup- porters. " A Tar Heel born and a Tar Heel bred " was never more applicable than in this case, for it is true in its every letter. John was in a position as Commandant ' s clerk to grant many of us favors, which he most willingly did. And this is but one illus- tration of his willingness to help, for we have always found him " a friend in need. " Tar Heel boy, the wind ' s behind you and every brother rat is pulling for you to the utmost. Best of luck, John, for you deserve it! ( UR own " Spirit of V. M. I. " contains these words, " The Keyden will fight ' em and never say die. " Here is one " Keydet " who is a living example of that spirit. " Tommy " has plugged his way through the hazards of four years of study with a characteristic deter- mination that has won for him the respect and admiration of all who know him. Not only has he won our esteem because of this, but also by the " bulldog-like " tenacity with which he hangs onto a problem until it ' s solved to his complete satisfaction. It would be difficult to cite a single incident in his entire career when he did a job only halfway, or any less than to the very best of his ability. His close attention to study has not, how- ever, in any way made Tommy a dry " book- worm " type of cadet, but instead it has seem- ingly magnified his personality, for because of his own difficulties he can more readily sympa- thize with others. One cannot think of him without immediately bringing to mind the ever- present smile and cheerful good humor which are so characteristic of the man. W ith these fine qualities he cannot fail to succeed. William Cunningham Nevin ' Chief " Cleveland, Tei. Electrical Engineering Infantry (4, 3. 1); Sergeant (2); Track (4. 3, 2, 1); . I. E. E. (2, 1); O. G. ' s Roster (1); T Club (4, 3, 2, 1) Thomas David Neal, IV A RARE character indeed is " Chief. " Few but his own brother rats realize the hid- den potentialities in the man. Fun-loving and carefree all the day long, " Chief " is always ready with a smile or a joke to liven even the dullest situations. He is quiet unless spoken to, but is a friend to all who have learned to know him. His military career started as a sergeant in the doughboys ' company, but the lure of the ranks was too great and " Chief " now rests his laurels on his feats as an O. G. Incidentally, " Chief, " how do you stop a fire extinguisher? As a track man he soars high in the pole vault and is a consistent point winner, while in the electrical department he shows the same winning spirit which makes him admired by all the brothers. Whether " Chief " decides to carve his future along electrical lines or not makes no difference in our opinion, for he is bound to reach the top through his consistent plugging and his ability to take what comes with that far-famed V. M. I. spirit. Good luck, boy; we are all for you. Field Artillery Private (4. 2, 1); Track (4. 1): Swimming (2); Tennis (3) Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Second Class Show (2); Cor poral (3); Glee Club (2, 1); Pistol Team (3); Marksmar Pistol; Company Clerk (1); V. A. S. (2, 1); Corporal (3) T 9 36 vt t: 9 )o to- V T 7 E herewith present " Spider, " erstwhile trackman, starman, corporal, and gentle- man of leisure. He started his career here at the Institute by showing us all what a versa- tile character he really was, but he didn ' t take kindly to the higher ranks, and soon became a clean-sleever. Outstanding as a leader in fun and nocturnal escapades, although taking time out now and then for a few penalty tours, too, Jimmy ' s personality and humor have done much toward brightening our sad, sad lives. The Commanders, ably conducted by him, and not a little augmented by his arranging and piano playing, is a by-word for suave music and orchestrations in this section of the coun- try. What would a First Class Hop be without the Commanders and Jimmy leading them! " Spider " never lets anything worry him, ex- cept of course that receding hair line which seems to resist all efforts. A welcome addition to any bull session here at barracks, we are all going to miss his entertaining and enlightening conversation. I James Franklin Norberg Civil Engineering Cavalry Private (4, 2. II; Corporal 13); Track (41; Gym Team (4, 3); Orchestra (2, 1); Director (1); A. S. C. E. (2. 1); Second Class Show (2); Cadet Staff (2); Academic Stars (4) (l); Secoi Staff Frank Robbins Pancake pjjck " Staunton, Virginia Liberal Arts Field Artillery orian, Class of 1938 (4, 3, 2. 1); Academic Stars (4. 3. ); Private 14, 2); Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1); Baseball 2, 1); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Floor Com- :e (3, 2); Senior Intramural Manager Company " E " (1): mural Council (1); Hop Committee (1); Honor Court (2, General Committee (3, 2, 1); Editor, The Bomb, 1938 Secretary-Treasurer V. I. P. A. (1); Property Manager, d Class Show (2); Sharpshooter Pistol (2); The Bomb (2); Assistant Manager, Football (2 1; O. G. ' s Roster (II YWHOEVER dubbed Flapcake " Sunny " v " really hit the proverbial nail on the head. Webster ' s Dictionary defines " Sunny " ac " Like the sun; hence: bright, cheerful, geniil. " If that doesn ' t fit him, nothing does. For four years he has been an outstanding member of his class, a man with the individuality and per- sonality of a leader. A list of his accomplish- ments would stretch from here to Bueni Vista, and his brother rats thought enough of him to elect him a class officer. In this capacity he has more than fulfilled the trust placed in him, and we appreciate it. He is never too busy to lend a helping hand, or too tired to join a group of the brothers in whatever they may want to do. He ' s long and lanky, but he uses that quality to advantage in baseball, basketball, or, in fact, in any phase of athletics. A confirmed Liberal Artist, he utilizes his literary genius instead of riding his hay, finding time somehow to be Edi- tor of the Bomb. His sense of humor and in- tegrity will always be an inspiration to us, and we shall never forget him. He has the admira- tion and respect of the Class of 1938. Good- bye and good luck! A FELLOW hailing from our sister state, ■ ■ ■ North Carolina, and well might Tar Heels be proud of him because he ' s made quite a record here at the Institute — his impression will linger long after his departure. Nearly choosing M. I. T. after two years of V. M. I., he decided that the bonds were just a little too strong to sever — so back he came and decided that chemistry was his calling. It must have been, too, because he ' s one of the highest ranking men in that department and has worn stars all three years. Asa is a very likeable fellow and has the uncanny ability to draw friends wherever he may be. This statement has quite a scope, including the fairer sex in no uncertain terms. He has endeared himself to his brother rats and is an integral part of ' 38. Again, " Ace, " I want to express the senti- ments of the brothers in wishing you all kinds of success in your chosen field, and may you reach the heights for which we feel sure you are bound. Frank Russell Parker, Jr. " Ace " Old Greenwich, Connecticut Electrical Engineering Cvahy Private 14, 1); CotporaL (3); Sergeant (2); Football (4); Wrestling (4); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); President (1); Rifle Team (4, 3. 2, 1); Polo (2, 1); Manager (1); Horse Show Team (1); A. I. E. E. (2, 1); Jumping Team (2, 1); Expert Rifle (2); Marksman Pistol (2). Asa Richmond Parham Chemistry Field Artillery Private (4, 1); Cotporal (3); Sergeant (2); (4, 3, 2, 1); North Carolina Club (4, 3, 2, 1) (2); President (1); V. A. S. (2, 1); O. G. ' TF A sailor can make a good cowboy he can - do most anything, and that is a good de- scription of Ace Parker. His love of riding made him join the bow-legged ranks, and his tales of ships and things have livened up many a weary hour. Bud started off his military ca- reer with a bang, becoming in turn a high- ranking corporal and then a sergeant. The strain was a bit too great, so back to the broth- ers he came in the form of an O. G. As an electrical engineer he has shown an interest which warmed the hearts of his instruc- tors. As a brother rat, we could ask for noth- ing more. He has graced every dance with his presence, and we ' d like to know just what that mystic power is that causes the hearts of every girl to flutter at his approach. As to his future career, we dare not say. At present, his thoughts center about the sea, with a view of traveling. However, as travel grows tiresome he may easily wind up on a dude ranch. No matter what he does, he has the best wishes of his brother rats, and may he continue to have the fun he enjoyed here. Good luck, Bud! T Y 9 3 6 o T 9 6 V rev D ICHMOND has supplied V. M. I. with a great many men, some being outstand- ing scholars, some military geniuses, and some to carry away athletic trophies, but when Smokey Joe arrived he was destined to carve a unique place for himself, and to plant a banner of friendliness, laughter, truthfulness, spirit, and good sportsmanship. Blue blood courses through his veins, and a cheerful smile is al- ways ready to smooth over the rough spots. Since his rat year he has been striving to attain Cottrell ' s physical perfection, being definitely irked by the question, " Why don ' t you build yourself up? " He has been plagued by women, and has to beat them off with any available weapon. " Ho, hum, " he yawns, " why am I such a powerhouse? " And in that spirit has proved himself an unquestionable asset to all the social activities of the Corps. " Stripes are for zebras " may well be his view on the military situation, but he still had enough esprit de guerre to make a fine and im- pressive color guard. When we leave Smokey, we ' ll be parting with a staunch friend, one who has done much for us and for V. M. I. Robert Carl Phipps Bristol, Virgini Private (4. 3, 2, 1); Southwest Virginia Club (4, 3. 2. 1); Polo (2); Jumping Team (1); I. A. L. A. (2, 1); Intramural Boxing Champion (3). Henry Crewe Patton, Jr. Smokey " Richmond. Virgii- Electrical Engineering F,elJ Arhllery d Club (4 TF THERE were bookmakers in barracks our ■ • rat year they would have offered great odds on Bob ' s chances of completi ng four years here. But after several excursions on his own hook, Bob decided to stay a while, and he is with us still, and he will remain with us for many years to come. Quiet and unassuming by nature, Bob has quietly worked his way into our hearts and we are all glad that he did decide to stay and graduate with us. A pleasing personality, spiced with a grand sense of humor and backed by a spark of devilment, have made him an excellent companion and a good friend, whether in seri- ous business or in harmless fun. Last year Bob found his academic niche in the Liberal Arts Department, and since then he has done very well. But his chief claim to fame is his horsemanship, in which few can surpass him. He was one of the pioneers of polo last year, and one of the men whose riding has made possible the jumping team of this year. As we say good-bye to Bob we feel sure that he will carry on, and make us proud that he was one of the brother rats of ' 38. Private (4. 3. 2. 1); Rich. 2, 1); Pistol Team (4, 3) Show (2); O. G I. E. E. (2. 1); Second Cla Ro (1). Sl 7HENEVER a group of men are gatherec together some are bound to advance tc leadership. Jesse was one of these. In him are to be found the character, the conscientious- ness, and the personality needed in a leader. Jesse did not join us until our Third Class year and immediately began making friends and a record for anyone to be proud of. The girls all went for Jesse ' s good looks and armful of stripes, and it is remarkable how he failed to give any of them a tumble. He is not a woman- hater, however, but is always ready for a good time when his work has been done. Jesse has been a good scholar and a good friend. None of his honors have changed him or in any way turned his head. This quality, with many more, make him outstanding and dear to us all. Jesse has chosen to be a doctor for his life work and we know that some day he will be as good a doctor as he has been a first captain. Then and now, Jesse, we are proud to have known you and have profited by the example you have set. Jackson Yulee Read Civil Engineering Field Artillery ate (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); Bas- all (4, 3, 2, 1); Captain, Basketball (1); Football (4. I); Monogram Club (3. 2, 1); Editorial Staff. The Bomb ; Athletic Council (I); Baseball (4); A. S. C. E. (2, 1) Jess Averette Powell ■•Seeds " ■ ' Greek Cod " Edenton, North Carolina Chemistry, Pre-Medical Canity Private (4); Corporal (3); First Sergeant (2); Captain, Regi- mental Commander (1); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Hop Committee (1); Business Staff Cadet (2. 1); Methodist Club (4, 3, 2, 1); North Carolina Club (4, 3, 2, I); V. A. S. (2, 1); Track (4); Assistant Manager. Boxing 12); Assistant Manager, Baseball (2); Manager, Rat Baseball (1) )UT of the land of ' Gators there came a lad to the V. M. I. christened Jackson Yulee but was soon dubbed " Hurricane " by his brother rats; as good natured and happy-go- lucky as any free lancer in the days of Knight- hood, he has a cheery nature that has made him a friend to everyone and a true brother rat of ' 38. An athlete from the day he entered the por- tals of V. M. I., Jack proved his worth on the hardwood court. He made his numerals his rat year and was a varsity man for the three years following. Jack was signally honored his First Class year by being elected to the cap- taincy of the varsity five — a hard player and a good sport. His many bull-sessions about Miami Beach — " the land of palm trees and eternal sunshine " (his own words) , made us know that he was a true son of the South and a lover of his native state. His undaunted spirit and ability to smile in the face of the gravest disaster have marked " Hurricane " as one to succeed wherever he may land. Bounce him once and he will come up smiling, asking for more. We will never forget " Coach " Read whose Second Battalion boys trounced the First Battalion in football. Here ' s to you, Jack, may your future be as bright as that Florida sunshine. T V 9 3» n T 9 6 rCV v P ROM far-off Yankee land came one ■ • Dougal Bissell Reeves and willingly signed his life and liberty away for four long years. This was back in 1934. Since that date Dougal has won a place of highest admiration in the hearts of every member of the corps. In a way he was a " mystery man " — when you went to a wrestling match you never knew whether he would be pinning the 125 or the 175-pounder that night — it was " the bigger they come the harder they fall " with Dougal. The papers referred to him often as " Killer, " etc., but we all know him as a modest, retiring sort of person. He is one of the few who can dis- tinguish between the time to trifle and the time to work — and at either he is at his best. On the stoop it ' s " Have a care there, " and in the classroom when " e " is still irrevocably equal to " IR, " it ' s " Heavenly days! " There never was a more likable sort of per- son, provided he wasn ' t being " dehydrated " to make weight. As an officer in " D " Company he showed himself as a real leader. For some reason he never capitalized on the sighs from the feminine side — not seriously anyway. In life you ' re a sure winner, Dougal, and every time by a " fall. " Charles William Roberson • ' Cocky " " B,lly ' Lexington, Civil Engineering Field Artillery jrporal (3); Football (4, 3. 2 4, 3, 2, 1); Monogram Club . S. C. E. (2, 1) 7 " " ID you hear what she called me? Clark ■ - Gable! " Lexington sent out to V. M. I. one of those incomparable characters one so seldom has the good fortune to meet. The mold was definitely cast away when " Cocky " was turned out. Whatever military aspirations he may have had went by the board early in his Third Class year, and Billy has since graced the clean-sleev- ers with dignity. He brought well-earned fame upon himself through his football and baseball ability. He was a very consistent back on the gridiron and seemingly derived greatest delight from return- ing an opponent ' s kick with a lengthy run. His pitching ability on the diamond was unques- tioned and his regularly occurring strikeouts have been the dismay of many an opponent. So " Cocky, " when you reach that pinnacle of suc- cess, remember all the brother rats who will be proud to say, " I knew him when. " Dougal Bissell Reeves Electrical Engineering Field Artillery Private (4); Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2); (1); Wrestling (4, 3, 2. 1); Monogram Club 12, Team (4, 3, 2, 1); A. I. E. E. (2, 1) Y ALTER left Baltimore to enter V. M. I., not upon a hasty decision, but upon a decision made many years ago. Long before he matriculated, " Rous " had made up his mind to amount to something at the Institute, and rec- ognition of his effort and ability was soon made. His captaincy was not obtained through unnec- essary " boning " of rats or at the cost of the friendship of any of his fellow cadets, but through his inherent quality of leadership, and that essential characteristic to make those whom he leads want to follow. He is one of the few among us who has reached one of the highest offices in rank offered at V. M. I., and yet re- mained " one of the boys " at heart. " Rous " has chosen to follow the life of a civil engineer, and we are sure that the same fine qualities which pushed him forward at the Institute will like- wise carry him to a successful career. Certainly, ten years from now, when the head coach of civil, Gen. Anderson, is asked by some preco- cious first classman just how he defines a suc- cessful man, without hesitancy he will give a brief sketch of " Rous ' " career and say, " Gen- tlemen, I would say that he is eminently a suc- cess. " Walter Summers Roussel, Jr. Baltimore, Marvl Civil Engineering Cavalry Sergeant (2); Captain Frank Maxwell Sayford, Jr. Mont :lair , New Jersey 1 Engineering Ci™ ry (4, 3. 2. 1); Cro ,s Coun ry (2 Private (4, 3. 2, 1); Tn 1); Basketball (4, 3); Academic Stars (4, 3. 2, 1); Second Class Show (2); Assistant Editor The Bomb (1); Yanke. Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Floor Committee (3); O. G. ' s Roster (1) A. I. E. E. (2, 1); Secretary (2); Marksman Pistol (II Monogram Club (2, 1); Numerals (4); Intra-mural Council Company Manager " A " Co. T5 ANG! and they ' re off! It ' s the mile race - and " Goon ' s " in front. This is a familiar sight to all of the men in the Corps, because for four years he has been running the long races for V. M. I., and for four years his long legs have carried him almost constantly to win. Frank wasn ' t only first in the races, for he was something like Washington, among the first in everything. Certainly he is first in modesty, as may be shown by many things, chiefly that he was a brow and refused to wear the stars that he most justly earned for four years. No math- ematical problem was too great for this slip- stick champion. " Bennie " was gifted with a keen sense of humor, and we will always re- member his part of Miss " Frankie " in the Sec- ond Class Show. He carried this indomitable wit into barracks and this alone is justification for the deep love every man in the class has for him. Now, " Benny, " we hope and know that you will carry on and place first in the race you are starting, the race of the world. Private (4) Corpora (3) Wrestling (4); Gym Tean Second Clas Finance Comr ing Figure Committ ee (2 umping Te m (1); Marks (4, 3); Che. Leade, ond Cla: ( 2 ) ; Hop Comn (1); A. S. C. T X 9 3 v t T 9 b i ] STARING you in the face is none other than the pride and joy of the Eastern Shore, one " Snake " Scarburgh. Too much as- sociation with First Class privates his rat year robbed him of military aspirations, and he has kept a clean sleeve ever since. His Third Class year was typical — French, subs, wine, and wom- en being his chief worries — in order of their progressive importance. But he pulled through, slightly battered but still intact, and at the be- ginning of his Second Class year joined up with the Civil Department. His work as assistant manager of basketball and baseball and the job of sports reporter for The Cadet, added to his former activities, kept him on the jump. With the coming of Finals his work was re- warded with the appointment of sports editor of The Cadet for his Senior year. As a First Classman, the " Snake " really came into his ele- ment when he took over the assignment of cov- ering all varsity football games. His post-game escapades are almost as renowned as his " On the Ball " column. Here ' s best of luck to our budding Grantland Rice. John Andrew Shanklin, Jr. " Jack. " Charleston, West Virginia Gvil Engmccnng Field Artillery Football 141; Track (4); Baseball 141; A. S. C. E. (2, 1); Private (4, 3. 2, 1) Samuel Walston Scarburgh " X TAD JACK, the Intrepid Birdman, is a ■ ■ ■ ■ flying enthusiast of the old school. How many of us will ever forget his enraptured cries of " Oh, boy, there goes Archie! " or his know- ing looks at the sky while muttering " Ceiling 1,847, Dew Point 23.65, moderate Thermo-cou- ples, with a general tendency towards westerly winds, " or the bitter arguments over the possi- bility of landing a Boeing P-12 on the Parade Ground, or the fantastic tale of his immortal flight to New Orleans in weather so horrible that, to quote Jack, " the birds were even walk- ing. " His faithful bodyguard, Bosco, who was thrown out of Fort Hoyle on the charge of be- ing an Ethiopian spy, will never fail to evoke a hearty laugh. In fact, there are so many things for which we shall remember our brother rat from Charleston that lack of space is all that bothers us. He has been a welcome member of our class for four years, and we are going to miss his ready wit, cheerful smile, and excellent company. He leaves behind him a host of friends and admirers, all of whom wish him the best of luck and predict that he will have a brilliant future and a happy one. Manager, Field Arnllery ee (3); Assistant Manager. Baseball (2); Assist- Basketball 12); Sports Staff, The Cadet (2); ural Wrestling Champion (21; " 38 " Club (21; (2. II; Sports Editor. The Cadet (1); Intra- al Publicity Manager (1); O. G. (1) TF ever there was a keydet to prove the old - ■ adage, " You can ' t keep a good man down, " it was " Charlie B. " Shelton, Atlanta ' s contribu- tion to ' 38 and truly a Georgia peach. Hav- ing his first pair of chevrons snatched before they were fairly on his sleeve caused no falter- ing in his military career, for with chevrons tak- ing the count on several odd occasions he still rose to the rank of first Lieutenant and batta- lion adjutant. Early seeing his career in the field of letters, he was as successful with the " pen " as the " sword, " and as a future lawyer read and wrote his way — mid snatches of hay — through the densities of Liberal Arts. Yet Charlie could not permit these trifling matters to keep him from the serious task of seeing V. M. I. ' s better side. Come hop times and Charlie ' s hay lacked its liberal arts sag. Sunday afternoons found him hitting little white balls around the fair- ways or raising the blood pressure on the cam- pus of some girls ' school. " Charlie B. " took the hard blows of unlucky breaks and with a " never say die " spirit over- came them all, so that in the end he was at the top, active in every phase of V. M. I. life, a fellow whose smile conveyed, " brethren, weeds en me. " William Carroll Shreve " Bill " West Falls Church, Vip Electrical Engineering Cawby Football 14) Sergeant (2) Council (1); Ambassador Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Corporal A. I. E. E. (2. 1); Lieutenant (1); Intr Senior Intramural Manager, Company " C " (3) mura Rifle Marksma Charles Bascom Shelton, Jr. ( " THROUGHOUT his Third and Second - - Class years Bill was a high-ranking mili- tary man, and in his First Class year he received one of the coveted sabers that go with a lieu- tenancy. Actively interested in intramurals, he did a great deal to advance the standing of " C " Com- pany. In academic work he always managed to keep his head safely above water and mastered the intricacies of the Electrical Department. A friend that could always be counted on in an emergency to lend a helping hand, one who would lend you his last dime and then stick by you through your troubles, Bill was liked and admired by everybody, including his brother rats and the members of the other classes. Although a disappointed lover in his First Class year, he managed to remain cheerful, and we are confident that he will triumph in this field as well as he has in all others. A true brother rat, a hard worker, and a man of sound judgment and common sense — such is the rare combination which V. M. I. offers to the world. Go to it, Bill; success is bound to follow you. Field At 2, 1) Cade, Gym Team (4, 3. 2, 1); Boxing (4, Business Staff, (2); Second Class Show (2); Intramural Cou Varsity Baseball (11; Subscription Manager Lieutenant Adjutant. Second Ba The Cadet (1); T V 9 3 tn l t: 9 6 )o - NITRO, West Virginia, sir! " — and another mountaineer had arrived at the Institute. Bob took his " rat " year with the same air of nonchalance that has stayed with him through- out his cadetship. Nothing that anyone has said nor any obstacles which may have blocked his path have fazed him for a moment. He has brushed them aside with a characteristic happy-go-lucky attitude, taking life as it came and pursuing only that which he desired. He is known for his ability to accomplish a great deal in a small amount of time, and it is this qual- ity which will stand him in good stead out in the business world. When one thinks of Bob, Randolph-Macon immediately comes to mind. There he met his girl, and his loyalty to her is his chief remembrance that his brother rats will have of him. In that also his actions were char- acterized by his take-things-as-they-come atti- tude, and he was always ready to set out for the Hill City whenever the occasion offered it- self. And so — a gentleman who never fails to charm everyone with whom he comes in contact — Bob leaves us the pleasant memory of good fellowship with all. Ernest Hunter Smith, Jr. " Smitty " Norfolk, Virginia Civil Engineering Caydry Basketball (4); Numerals Track (4); Norfolk Club (4. 3, 2, 1); Baptist Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Gym Team (4, 3); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Secretary. Baptist Club (3); Track (3. 2, 1); Second Class Show (2); A. S. C. E. (2. 1); President, Norfolk-Portsmouth Club (1); Lieutenant (1); Pistol Maiksman; Rifle Marksman Robert Luther Sibley, Jr. Nitro, West Vi: Football (4); (3, 1); V. ng (4); Inter-Battalion Football Garr 2, 1); Presbyterran Club; Second Cla: (2); Rifle Sharpshooter THAT ' S all right, I ' ll wake him up my- self, " said Minnie (with a " cot down, in same MI " already recorded) as he violently strove to interrupt Smitty ' s slumber — sed frus- tra. " Why, he ' s dead! " exclaimed Minnie — but that ' s just Smitty ' s own thorough way of catching a little hay. Early, as a rat, he found that the corporals did want his shoes shined, and clean cuffs and collar too! After the u:ual ups and downs of corporals and sergeants, " Smitty, " as a First Classman, found himself toting a sword for " A " Company — and incidentally he did a darn good job of it. Academically, as a good civil man should, he stressed and strained, the re- sult being good grades — in fact, the honor roll bore his name several times. As a track man Hunter developed into an accomplished aerialist in the high jump. Socially (Ah! women — the root of all evil) he probably had the best solution. The girls all seemed to appeal to him, but he wouldn ' t take any " stuff " off them. He could often be heard quoting some of the philosophical dittys such as " Beauty is only skin deep — et. cetera. What more could a fellow desire in his trous- seau before leaving on his moneymoon out into the cruel world? CJ- ' HEY call him Tango — that smiling six - ■ feet of pleasure and personality. Admired by everyone for his polo playing, it was only right that he should captain the team his First Class year. Never worried by the military side of life, he has had a good time since he came here four years ago. As an exponent of the Dance, Frank has yet to be surpassed, but the gentle art of Rolling the Bones has caused him many a Waterloo. Always with the well- known love-bag on, it is with pleasure that we announce that it has been changed so frequently that no definite action was taken. Undecided for a month his Second Class year, Tango finally changed from Civil Engineering to Electrical, where he has been striving to obtain an engineer ' s knowledge. Confident that not his electrical ability but his personality will be his biggest and most valuable asset in years to come, we, his Brother Rats, hold no doubt that his success is assured, and if his luck continues to hold good, it is our privilege to prophesy a happy and delight- ful existence until the roll of Thirty-Eight is called for the last time. John Rockwell Smith y " " Rabbli-Router " Henderson, Kentucky Civil Engineering Cayairy al (3); Sergeant (2); Second Class Show (2); A. S. (2, 1); Presbyterian Club (3, 21; O. G. II); Fencing (3, 2) Frank Martin Smith, Jr. " Tango " Alexandria, Virgini Electrical Engineering Caralry Wrestling (4. 3); Second Class Show 12); Captain Polo Tear (2, 1); A. I. E. E. (2, 1); Horse Show (2, 1); Intramural (4, 3, 2, 1) VX E GIVE you the Rabble-Rouser! That v v loquacious, scintillating individual from over Kentucky-way! Who of C-3 will ever for- get " Rocky " and the " Melting Pot, " or the " very definite un-Americanism? " A walking Webster ' s Unabridged, untainted and undaunt- ed by the jibes of severe but not too serious brother-rats. Henderson sent him to V. M. I. as a man possessed of all the traits usually associated with a gentleman. His life here has been char- acterized by just such traits. He decided to pursue the Civil Engineering course and pur- sue it he did with remarkable conscientiousness — not a brow but standing well up in his class. The Blue Grass city should feel proud enough of her son. If " Rocky " had military on his chest it went astray, for after reaching the grade of sergeant he decided to cast his lot with the clean-sleevers and has become a shining light among the O. G. ' s. His prowess with the " calic " should no: go completely unnoticed, for it is a well-known fact that he has kept several if not numerous hearts beating uncertainly in the neighboring schools. Luck to you, " Rocky, " for it ' s sure to follow you. 9 36 V t: 9 V tfv f AYO is one of those rare individuals who - ■ " - ■ constantly radiate good humor. His yarn telling abilities are such that even the dryest incident, when related in his inimitable style, becomes a story that is thoroughly in- teresting and sparkling with humor. This un- usual faculty of " Jeeter ' s " has been a source of constant pleasure to not only the members of his own class, but to a large majority of the entire corps as well. When first we met him we found it quite natural to like him simply because he was al- ways entertaining. Then, as gradually we be- gan to know him better, we came to realize that there was something about Mayo which bound us more closely to him than just this one feature possibly could; something that was much deeper, and which more firmly moulded the true bonds of lasting friendship. Some of us may be surprised to learn that " Jeeter " only slightly missed the honor-roll, but for those of us who know him best it isn ' t surprising at all, for while he will always enjoy life to the utmost himself and do all he can to make it more enjoyable for others, there still remains that quality that causes him to strive for the success he can and most assuredly will achieve. Benjamin Decatur Spencer ick " " B. D. " Charlotte, North Carolina Chemistry Field Artillery ol Team (3, 2, 1); Business Staff, The C det (2); Second F.nar Club; Hop Committee (1); ; Captain and Ma 12); V. A. S. (2. 1); North Ca ol Te, Staff, The (1). TTTH justifiable pride we introduce you W to a dyed-in-the-wool Southerner, none other than that loyal Tarheel, Dick Spencer. Not a bull-shooter or a back slapper, still he probably has as many friends in barracks as any man in the corps. Sometimes we can ' t quite figure the boy out. First he drags down the job of the Command- ant ' s stooge (orderly to you) , a gravy train if you ever saw one — no drill, no parade, and no company formations. Then he turns around in the middle of the course and shifts from straight to pre-medical chemistry and takes on enough extra courses to make the most ambiti- ous brow shudder, yet doesn ' t seem to be the least bit fazed by it. In the way of heart in- terest Dick has been, to say the least, consistent, as he has been favoring the town of Petersburg for so long that the Duchess has almost be- come an institution. It has been a real privilege to have this genial artilleryman for a brother rat, and it is with a real sense of loss that we bid him farewell. William Mayo Smith, Jr. Virginia Club; Rifle Sharp.ho ' TRON MAN " seems to be the most fitting ■ • name for Charlie whose ability to run for- ever leaves us in doubt as to whether he is human. As captain of the cross-country team he paced his teammates in every race, and as a two-miler his consistent running has been a source of admiration. Charlie is an infantry boy who rose to ser- geant and then was lost in the scuffle of stripes this past year. As a civil engineer he sprang into prominence through his speech making. He tackles any task with the best that is in him, and his best always seems to be enough. If we may judge by the number of charm- ing photographs which adorn his table, the " Iron man " has no small number of feminine admirers. Few of his brothers knew he was a Carnegie Medalist until it appeared in The Cadet, but no one was particularly surprised because he ' s the kind of whom we expect such feats. To the outside world, wherever a man is needed, we recommend brother rat Spohr. Go to it, Charlie, you ' ll take everything in stride. Charles Dolbeer Spohr -Charlie- ' Chatham, New Jersev Civil Engineering Infantry Football (4); Wrestling (4, 3); Track (4, 3. 2, 1); Numerals Track (4); Cross Country (3, 2, 11; Captain. Cross Country (1); Monogram Club (3. 2, 1); Corporal (31; Floor Com- mittee (3); Sergeant (2); Hop Committee (1) Robert Franke Steidtman Cavalry Wrestling (4, 3, 2. 1); Numerals Wrestling (4); Captain Wrestling (1); Freshman Intramural Champion (4); Monogran Club (3, 2. 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); V. A. S. (2, 1) Vice-President. V. A. S. II); Business Staff, The Bomb (1) O. D. (1); Intramural Wrestling Champion 145-lb. Class (4) Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert HERE is " Clotts, " a man ' s man who does things thoroughly when he knows they are worth doing. His every effort has been marked with a whole heartedness and a determination to suc- ceed that even defeat itself will never smother. His clear-headed and eager ambition has lead him from captain of the rat wrestling team to captain and outstanding wrestler of the varsity his first class year. Honored as the winner of the rat intramural trophy, he has advanced to new laurels as one of the higher stand " test tube boys. " His ability as a " Spanish athlete " (throwing the bull) should not be overlooked, for he is a real artist at telling tall stories. As a military man his record under his picture will stand for itself. Robert ' s natural seriousness his tenacity of purpose, and his unflinching con- viction of what is right makes him an asset in any man ' s game. As a friend he has been genuine and when he has broken his last test tube in Maury Brooke Hall we feel certain that he will continue to win friends in the world as he has so successively done here. T l9 8 vt t 9 V rev A COVERED wagon, with a " V. M. I. or Bust " sign hanging by a broken shoe-lace from the side, pulled up in front of barracks on September 9, 1934, and a small boy clam- bered out from under a litter of pots and pans to stare in sheer amazement at barracks. The wagon drove off, and the lad went into the J. M. Hall to emerge " Strate, G. J. Keokuk, Ioway, Sir. " An ardent hunter, Georgie availed himself of the Wednesday and Saturday Gun Club out- ings on numerous occasions, where he developed such a love for his rifle that he never had the heart to part with it in favor of what is fa- miliarly known as a " Pig-Sticker. " He will say " Okey Dokey " to any suggestion for a party or bridge game, always managing to have more fun than anyone else. In the corral, he spends most of the time on his back and it doesn ' t bother him a bit. On the wrestling mat he ' s a fighting fool, and he can tie a megohm- resistor into so many knots that its own mother wouldn ' t know it. The word " Brother Rat " must have been invented to describe Georgie. He ' s never been known to complain, and a bet- ter friend hath no man. Otto Clay Stroud, Jr. " Shroud " Avden, Nob ! (4, 3. 2. 1); North Carolm; Tennis (2); V. A. S (2. 1); George John Strate ' Georgie " Keokuk, Iowa Electrical Engineering Field Artillery Private (4, 3, 2, 1); Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); A. I. E. E. (2, 1) A TARHEEL, gentlemen, who is firmly ■ - ■ convinced that heaven couldn ' t have any- thing on his beloved North Carolina. Nothing gives him as much pleasure as to tell of the many wonders of his native soil — a loyal son indeed. Otto is definitely not a militarist. Perhaps his taste of real college life before he entered the monastery is to blame for this. At any rate, he is one of the few who have never had those virgin sleeves tainted by any stripe, other than the three narrow ones down near the cuff. It is in the art of rabble-rousing and general griping that our fair-headed pebble pusher really shines. Just listen to him, it matters not where nor when, and you will realize that he missed his calling when he did not volunteer as a labor agitator. But in a serious vein the boy should be given credit for being a capable student. Despite his love of arguing, he has found time to breeze through the Chemistry course without faltering, and that, my friends, calls for real ability. W THATCH out! you present members of the W Davis Cup team, for V. M. I. is gradu- ating a tennis player who will cause many cham- pions worry in the future. " Boots ' s " accom- plishments weren ' t confined to the tennis courts by any means. The stripes on his sleeves tell you he is a military man; his grades show he is a student; his extra-curricular activities prove he is not lazy; his brother rats will tell you he is one of the most popular men in the class; and so, who could ask more. " Boots " was a member of about every committee at V. M. I. and was influential with all the class activities in our four years at the Institute. From the day this cavalryman was born he was destined to come to V. M. I. to follow his dad, captain of our first football team. " Boots " is a true Southern gentleman, congenial, hos- pitable, and a good friend. Powell, when your bow legs have carried you to the top of the heap in the world as they have here, you will know that every man in the class rejoices in your success. Powell Harrison Taylor il Enginee, Cavalry Corporal (3); Q. M. Se i); Husincss tee (2) Monogr (2, 1); (2); Ca ergean. v .,, v.,,, , ,, ,.,»... e= ., »„.„« (3); Captain, Tennis Team (1 Staff, The Cadet (2); Second Class Finance Comm A. S. C. E. (2, 1); Assistant Manager, Football (2 im Club (2, 1); Episcopal Vestry, Hop Commitl — ' (2); Adv iy . Athletic (1); Class Ring and Pin Reprc Charles Edward Tennesson, Jr. " Chuck " Alexandria, Virginia Civil Engineering Field Artillery Corporal (3); Q. M. Sergeant (2); Battalion Commander, Sec- ond Battalion (1); Episcopal Vestry (4, 3, 2 I); Junior War- den (2); Senior Warden (1); A. S. C. E. (2, 1); Ambassador Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Vice-President (2); President (1); Assist- ant Manager, Boxing (2); Business Staff, Second Class Show (2); Treasurer, Second Class Finance Committee 12)- Treasurer Hop Committee (1); Business Staff, The Bomb (1) TJROM Alexandria ' s ancient lineage of gen- ■ ■ tlemen has come one of ' 38 ' s biggest assets, our own " Chuck " Tennesson, military genius and past-proven Casanova. Early showing him- self a true leader, he added each year a strip or two to his chevrons; from corporal to Q.M. sergeant to Battalion Commander his military career unfolded itself. But " Chuck ' s " abilities never thought of ceasing at the military borders, for he was also a business man and from the treasurer ' s desk gallantly led the Second Class Finance Commit- tee and the Hop Committee to a financial blue balance. In his rat year he came within an ace of those coveted academic stars and in the re- maining years as a potential civil engineer he never had less than five fingers around that odd sheepskin. But although always the one to be called upon when anything was to be done well, " Chuck " never left in spirit the ranks of the brethren. When it came time for a bit of bar- racks merry-making, a certain red-head was sel- dom among the missing. As a rat he was an ardent hater of the fairer sex, but along in the middle of his third class year he took the per- manent count and now what will truly be V. M. I. ' s loss will be a certain Miss Red ' s gain. Ma ager, (1) V 9 3 rt T 9 6 rev BILL blew in with the rest of us on that terrible day in September, 1934, and hasn ' t quite come out of the storm yet. There is one great sorrow in his life; namely, that he was born a Yank instead of one of the North Carolina boys. He has tried hard to be one of us, however, so we have decided to take him in. One of the fairer sex from this same Old North State has had a lot to do with this decision. They do come pretty good down there, don ' t they, Bill? Noteworthy among this lad ' s activities has been his ability as an intramural athlete. He has been invaluable to dear old " F " Company in this respect and now, as company manager, has his boys well out in front in the race for the Intramural Cup. Bill ' s military career has been a series of ups and downs. At one time rumor had it that company commander was just around the corner, but his old drawback, math- ematics, intervened and he had to start all over again. He has a habit of doing everything he under- takes to the best of his ability, and we feel that this, along with his other good qualities, will carry him to the top. Augustine Royall Turpin, Jr. Richmond. Vd Civil E ngineering Field Artillery " 38 " (4 1); Secret Eight (3, 2, 1); Richmond (4, 3, 2, 1); Jumping Team (1) William Edward Todd Chemistry Field Ar„lle, Covington, Kentucky Football (4, 3); Baseball (4); Yankee Club (4. 3, 2); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); Editorial Staff, The Cadel (3); V. A. S. 12, 1); Intramural Council (1); Company In- tramural Manager, Company " F " (1) COLLEGE is not only a site of learning - but also of making lasting friendships. Of all colleges, the Institute, with its close as- sociation between men, offers the greatest oppor- tunity in each of these fields. Royall has ably availed himself of both. Scholastically, although not the first, he has shown the ability and perseverance to take a place, and remain, well above the average. Coming to the Institute with more military experience than most of the corporals and first- class privates who were detailed to instruct him, he preferred to keep his knowledge to himself and undergo the struggles of rathood along with his brother rats, electing to keep his newly made friends rather than try for military glory. And the choice has certainly been a wise one. In every rough and tumble or " bull " session Royall has been a welcome insider, and not only his brother rats, but the under classes as well, will sorely miss the roarin ' , ruffin ' , and general unselfishness and good humor of " Cheeks. " " " AN ' T never accomplish anything. " This - ' ' is the philosophy that snatched Jack Twombly out of that hazy oblivion back in the fall of ' 34 and placed him firmly among the leaders of his class. No task was ever too large for Jack to try, and none too hard for him to accomplish. Just a glance at his rec- ord will show the versatility of this man who measured no task by its difficulty. Jack has played the game hard whether it be studies, extra-curriculars or playing free and loose with the ladies ' hearts in oP ' 94 hall. He has lived every moment of his life at the Institute, letting never a one slip by but that something was accomplished. His radiant per- sonality and ready smile have stamped him indelibly in the hearts of ' 38. Thus at this the parting of ways it is with a heavy heart that we say " auf Wiedersehen. " We shall remember you, Jack, as a gentleman and a scholar but most of all as a man; a man who has drunk deep of all that V. M. I. had to offer, a man who always found time to be a real friend, and a man who truly repre- sents the best that the Class of ' 38 stands for. So long, " Buddy " — and we ' ll miss you. Orville Overton Van Deusen •Poochburg " Front Royal, ern Virginia Club (4, (2, 1); Jumping Tea, V. A. S. (2, 1); O. G. John Fogg Twombley Larchmont Electrical Engineering Field Artillery Academic Stars (4. 3, 2, 1); Numerals, Track (4); Boxing (4) : Corporal (3); Editorial Staff, The Cadet (3); Sergeant (2); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Assistant Manager Track (2); A. I. E. E. (2, 1); Executive Committee, A. I. E. E. (1); Hop Committee (1); Business Staff, The Bomb (1); O. G. (1) T7AN DEUSEN, take Jack-knife, " and v everybody in the riding section breathed a mighty sigh of relief, for to sit astride this load of dynamite is an assignment coveted by few. But among these few was " Vandy, " from the horse country of Northern Virginia at Front Royal, born with some unknown power over horses and an unfailing ability to stick in the saddle, a case where the smallest ratio of man to horse proved the biggest per cent of perfect performance; the only cadet who could and would take this " Jack-knife " over 6 feet 4. Then when it came time to hang his spurs on the wall, Vandy turned his interests to the lure of the test tubes in ye old chemistry building and proceeded along the way of medicine with dentistry as an ultimate goal. And in company Vandy could never be persuaded to leave the ranks of the brethren, finishing his career by upholding in their highest degree of sanctity the traditions of a first-class private. Failing in four long years to find that ideal girl who could bake a good pie and still get up at four to get his breakfast, he nevertheless kept up a constant quest and come hop time, among those tripping the light fantastic would be Vandy. He proved to ' 38 that " a friend in need is a friend indeed. " T ' „». n l tVv 9 a " 7 " E ' VE known Paul a long time, even back in the days when it was well nigh impossible to tell him and Wimpy apart, and as each day comes and goes we admire and re- spect him more. He has taken an active part in every phase of barracks life, proving a defi- nite quality of leadership which was recognized when he was elected Vice-President of his class. This gave him a seat on the General Commit- tee and Honor Court, and a chance for his per- sonality and high ideals to serve as an inspira- tion to the members of the Corps. Though of Navy heritage, he soon caught on to the ways of the Army, and proved himself an excellent officer. When it came to excitement of any kind, Paul was there. At Petersburg he fell by the wayside with a large contingent of the Brothers, and automatically became a member of the exclusive " Club ' 38. " From that date to Finals he was an Ex-Sergeant, but was then made a Lieutenant, illustrating the old saying that you can ' t keep a good man down. He has been a great asset to his class and to V. M. I., and we shall all miss him. His ideals and principles are those of a real man, and we salute him. William Lyon Wall Gal- Civil Engineering Field Artillery (4, 2, 1); Corporal (3); A. S. C. E. Club (4, 3. 2. 1); Inn Paul Edward Blech Wainwright ••Paul- Leesburg, Virginia Civil Engineering Field Artillery Football 14); Basketball (4); Track (4); Corporal (3); Ser- geant (21; Assistant Manager, Track (2); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Vice-President of Class (1); Honor Court (1); General Committee (1); Hop Committee (1); Manager. Varsity- Cross Country and Track (1); Sports Editor, The Bomb (1); Captain (1); A. S. C. E. (2, 1) CT HE quiet, unassuming but forceful and - - strong nature of Texas greats is exem- plified in this son of the Lone Star State. " Bill ' s " never-ending line of friends attests to the fact that his winning personality stood him well in the corps as it will in life after grad- uation. Many of us have already had the pleasure of " Bill ' s " association in civilian life, and find no contrast in his character in life outside and life under military discipline. The same de- lightful and ref reshing personage under any circumstances. Although a brother rat of ' 37, no one of ' 38 was a more integral part of the class. " Bill ' s " participation in his reserved man- ner was noticeable in every activity of the class. His wholehearted cooperation could be counted upon for every worthwhile proposal brought forth. " Now, Mr. Wall, how do they do this down in Texas? " was the frequent query heard in " Ollie ' s " " Structures " and " Railroads, " and Bill was there with the solution. An exem- plary state gave us an exemplary character who deserves the smoothest sailing. JACK may have come here from a small town but he can play games of chance on a large scale. No one would suspect that his smiling, good-natured countenance can turn into a poker- face which has become famous, nor would they suspect his value to the jumping team or his high grad es in the Civil Engineering Depart- ment. If all the people he has helped in various academic problems were to give him a nickel, he would soon become our first millionaire. He works hard for whatever he gets and the honors he has received are far too few. Because of the many mix-ups which occur in the making of officers, Jack ' s military career was stopped after becoming a corporal, but since you can ' t keep a good man down, he was one of the first to make the O. G. ' s roster and is often seen carrying a sabre at parade or drill. Many indications of a successful future could be given, but perhaps the most promising is his extreme exactness in his work. Things must be perfect before he turns them in, and what better quality could be found in a Civil Engi- neer? We predict for the Beak a brilliant and happy career. Richard Honey Weightman " On " Chew Chase, Marvland Liberal Arcs Field Artillery Football (4); Wrestling (4, 3); Chorus Second Class Show (4 3, 2, 1); Ambassador Club (4. 3. 2, 1); Polo Team (2, 1); Jumping Team (1); Glee Club (1); O. G. (1); Pistol Sharp- ' 7 ICK " hails from our national capital and — does that fair city quite a bit of credit. He is one of the sunny, cheerful type and is well thought of by all of us. His activities here at the institute have been varied and his career well-rounded. He has gone out for football and wrestling, and participated in most of the intramural sports. He has served on the Cadet Staff and has been a member of the Glee Club since its origination. His greatest love, however, is horses. He has received recognition as one of the best riders in our class and has be- longed to both the polo and jumping squads. " Dick " leans toward the liberal form of edu- cation and so naturally took Liberal Arts. He seems to have a calling in the literary line, and if sometime in the next few years another " Gone With the Wind " appears, don ' t be sur- prised if this lad turns out to be the author. " Dick, " we know that you will make your mark, and in so doing will get the most en- joyment and worth out of the process, so we can only say " more power to you. " Basketball (4); Dra: (2, 1); Rifle Club (4); Corporal 13); Jumping Team ( 1 ) ; (2, 1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); O. G. (1); L 9 3 8 n t 9 5 V ttv PUT the Wimp on a deserted island with ■ • some cedelias, a barrel or two of beer, a supply of cheap magazines, a comfortable place to rest his weary body, give him a chance for escape when the beer gave out, and he would be serenely happy, if he had someone to fry hamburgers for him. He is the only man who can eat a buck ' s worth at the P. E. and not fall out from dinner, and who can finish a school year in possession of his roommate ' s com- plete wardrobe. He has a remarkable way of remembering, just in the nick of time, that he was on room-orderly last week, and he bought the last two packs of cigarettes. He owns the controlling interest in McCrums, a large slice of Rice ' s, a choice block of Mr. Goodbar Pre- ferred, and Pete ' s Taxi, Inc. These may sound like shortcomings, but they aren ' t, for herein lies the secret of Wimp ' s charm. His rare abil- ity for facing any and all situations with a smile, for entering all phases of barracks life with enthusiasm, for winning a permanent place in the hearts of those who know him, has gained the admiration, respect, and best wishes of us all. Lawrence Butts Whitehouse, Jr. rivare (4, 3, 2, 1); V. A. S. 12 1); Glee Club (2 .ynchburg Club (4, , 2, 1); Spor s Staff, The Cadet Assistar t Manager, Ba eball (2) COURTENAY ClELAND WeLTON Field Artillery Football (4); Basketball (4); Baseball (4) ing University (3); Second Class Show (4, 3, 2, 1); A. S. C. E. (2, 1 I; Ml ming (1) ' " " " ' OLD has done many things for many men, — and a certain statement of its price brought everlasting fame to our brother rat Butts. Probably the greater part of what we all have said during our four-year stay here will be forgotten, but the classic remarks of this fair- haired fellow will linger on in our memories, along with many other pleasant ones which he has given us. Lynchburg is his home, and from there he ventured over the hills one day to sign up at V. M. I., and thus he became a rat along with other boys who had never heard of Lynchburg. When Butts heard about the ignorance of these people he promptly set about to further their education and spread the fame and glory of his home town. But he had time to pass through the first two scholastic years and chose the Chemistry Department as his place of high- er education. " Butts " is gifted with an indefatigable cheerfulness, a grand sense of humor, and he is a hard and willing worker. Give him a job and you can rest assured that it will be done. And so to this brother rat we say, " Good luck, Butts, " we know you will make good. Corporal 13); Float- (2); Richmond Club nager, Varsity Swim- ' X TONE of us will ever forget " Old Tom " — the boy who gave up the feudin ' of the wild Southwest Virginia to come here where he could use a gov ' ment shootin ' iron and get some larnin ' . That is what we all say, but we really know Tom to be the true Southern gentleman that he is. He possesses one of those likeable per- sonalities that makes him welcome wherever he goes. If there is a bull session around, " Willie " will be there to argue with " Rockie " or to en- tertain the crowd with his humor as the occasion may require. As a man of letters, he has no equal. Adorn- ing the walls of almost every girl ' s school in Virginia are his cartoons and written wit. A man behind the scenes at the hops, he has con- tributed much to their success in a willing way. His stories about camp and week-ends will long be remembered, together with the dear mem- ories of one of the real barracks characters who used his talents and personality to the constant entertainment of all about him. Go to it, Tom, you ' ll put Bluefield on the map yet! Charles Augustus Young, Jr. " Charlie " • ' Punchy " RoANOKE, V Chemistry, Pre-Medical Private (4, 3, 2, 1); Cross Country (3. 2. 1); Boxing (4); V. A. S. 12, 1); Photographic Editor, The Bomb (1) Thomas Nelson Williamson n Engineer: Cayahy The Bomb (3 Manager. Football (2); , Football (II; Hop C (1) -loor Committee ( 2 ) ; Assistant C. E. (2, 1); Manager, Rat I I; Editorial Stag, The Bomb The Cadet ( 1 ) CI ' O SEE Charlie working in the Biology - - Lab or snapping everything from shirt-tail parades to moonbeams with his camera, you probably would say, with a deep note of sym- pathy in your voice, " It ' s a shame his mother and dad never had any children! " — and you ' d be underestimating one of the most genial and best loved " Brother Rats " in the Class of 1938. The very thought of chevrons causes this embryo-Medico to stab viciously at some wee defenseless protozoa wriggling helplessly ' neath his microscope. The very thought of women — Ah! that ' s a horse of another color. When he dons his paletot, throws a woo-tent around his shoulders, and sets off in ardent pursuit of love, he ' s at his best. He ' s one of Son Read ' s track proteges, and never did a man better deserve to wear the uni- form. Few will forget how he finished a race, having broken his foot a mile back. To ask a favor of Charlie, no matter what, is to have it done willingly and cheerfully; to need help of any kind is to have him at your side. It is with sorrow, and a wish for his future success, that we leave him. 9 3 6 vt 9 l ro- » Harry Culeon Young, Jr. " Bull " Sikeston, Missouri C.vil Engineering Field Artillery Corporal ( 3 ) ; Sergeant ( 2 ) ; Lieutenant 1 ) ; Second Class Finance Committee (2); Property Manager, Second Class Show (2); Polo Team (2); Basketball (3); Treasurer, A. S. C. E. (2); Second Battalion Football (2, 1); A. S. C. E. (2, 1); Pistol Expert 12); Hop Committee (1); Jumping Team (1); Assistant Editor, The Bomb (1); Exchange Editor, The Cadet (1) CT HE Mississippi River may have flooded in the last four years, but the people ■ ■ from Missouri didn ' t care, they were worried because Harry had gone to Virginia for " book laming. " Yes, " Bull " is from Missouri and he had to be shown that they could teach him anything at V. M. I. He turned the tables on us, however, and showed us a good many things in his four years here. He showed us how to have a good time, he showed us that one can be happy at all times, and he spent four years spreading joy and winning friends, all of which seemed to come natural to him. Women were no obstacle for this mighty man of the " Ozarks " ; he merely applied the " laissez faire " theory, mixed it with his keen sense of humor, and they loved it! Who can forget the " Bull ' s " duels with " Olie " as to who had the loudest voice in Lexington? Some psychologists have said that nick-names are a measure of popularity; if so, it is not strange he collected more than any man in the class. Long will Harry ' s deep voice echo in our ears and long will his memory echo in our hearts, so all we can say is goodby! Godspeed — and a lump comes in our throat that we can ' t swallow at the parting. TAYLO R FOSQUE DIUGUID EMERSON STILL BRO v RATS €HE Class of 1938 is departing, but in so doing it leaves behind four men — four brother rats — who hare, in the four years we have spent together, been as much a part of ' 38 as any of the one hundred and nine who say " au revoir " in June. What would we have done without rr Jay-Vo ' s " jokes and impersonations, Peek ' s hu- morous chatter, Frank ' s ever-ready smile, and " Podo ' s " drawling " Old Man " ? Indeed they have been a part of us — a part we could not have done without. And it is because we recognize in them the spirit of our class that we are able to leave with some feeling of satisfaction, for we know that the Institute is still in good hands. T 9 36 Vt T Q 3 6 v Historu of The Class of 1938 September, 1934 . . T Y ,o.. 1° .• I ■ A nil WFwEtf 4 RAT YEAR 1. Prophetic pose — believe it or not, the " Wimp. " 2. Hay down, on same. 3. March order! 4. Setting on that aiming point. 5. Parade ground bivouac. 6. A few days B.C. (before Chan- cellorsville). 7. The Winter Sports Carnival. 8. V.M.I, goes Hollywood. 9. Spring fashion — the first white ducks. 10. More of the same. I I. Contenders for the bob-sled title. 12. Erasing a grave mistake. 13. The first class lends encourage- ment. 14. A rest along the road to Chan- cellorsville. 15. All aboard! 16. Four staunch men of the South. 17. Where do we go from here? 18. The canvas caravan. 19. The pause that refreshes. 20. What ' s up now? 21. Tenting on the old fair ground. 22. How do you roll this thing? 23. Off to the war. 24. Over the top. 25. The Rebel charge. 3 n Id THIRD CLASS YEAR 1. Charrington, R. No tie. 2. Third Classmen — oh, boy. 3. Assume the angle! 4. Genial George on his own thres- hold. 5. Should we or shouldn ' t we? 6. " Fish " in an unguarded moment. 7. Two of a kind. 8. Just Buck. 9. Alabama Jimmy — always running. 10. The survivors will be old cadets. 1 1. Flap and Al. 12. Beebe ' s handiwork. 13. If the hike is inevitable — relax and enjoy it! 14. And did we like that snow! 15. Passing in review at Homecom- ings. 16. The squirrel-hunters — and Red Dog. 9 3 V 4 IS JVM THIRD CLASS YEAR • 1 The guard team. 2 If it would only stay like that! 3. The pause that refreshes. 4 Well, it finally snowed — deep. 5. Note the Biclcford smirk. 6. " Monkey " swingin ' on down. 7. A little rough on the furniture 8. Every man for himself! 9. Return from furlough. 10. Nothing like a little stimulation II. Beebe of the Canadian Mounted. 12. Out on his feet. 13. It ' s an outrage! 14. Why didn ' t we go to college? 15. Out on the farm. 16. What a target! 9 3 8 t SECOND CLASS YEAR 1. Pressing up tile hill of science. 2. Even the girls look happy. 3. Embryo M.D. ' s 4. Familiar sight on Sunday morn- ing. 5. First class hop. 6. And the third class was called out. 7. Master of ceremonies, S. Cottrell. ( " S " for " suave. " ) 8. Scene from " Pinkham ' s Prep. " 9. " Podo " and Vaughn making their theatrical debue. 10. Off to the Petersburg wars. 11. Only the beginning, folks, only the beginning. 12. All aboard! 13. The " law " escorts us out to camp. 14. Mess kit massage. 15. Wonder if there ' ll be any left when I get there. 16. The tent city. M l SECOND CLASS YEAR • 1 Dishing out the sweat-clothes. 2. Strutting their stuff. 3 " A " Co. sets the pace. 4 Loading the mine. 5. The Rebels charge. 6. Over and at ' em! 7. The crater. 8. Can you read what she said? 9. Reverie — of a sort. 10. It ' s always fair weather—. II. Club ' 38. 12. Home again. 13. Becoming " old cadets " the hard way. 14. The horse show. 15. Heh, what is this?— oh, Finals. 16. Goodbye rifle! 17. It won ' t be long now! 9 3» vt CAMP 1. " Spider " sneers at " Tango ' s " per- manent wave. 2. Cavalry clean-up campaign. 3. " Spider " enjoys a cone. 4. " SnotcH " takes a bead. 5. Off to work we go. 6. Time out for lunch. 7. Camp " spirit. " 8. Just one happy family. 9. On the pistol range. 10. Beard Hdq., Fort Washington. II. The elite of Ft. Washington. 12. Doughb oy dwellings. 13. We ' re on our way. 14. K. P.— nothing to live for. IS. Bill loads a .37 mm. 16. Pipe dream. 17. Open-air shower. 18. We had to sleep sometime. 19. A Dunlap siesta. 20. Even ' " Mad Jack " couldn ' t stand the pace. 21. The Artillery ' s " Best Camper " in action. 22. " Any questions? " 9 3 n l 1 9 3 V wLrv u FIRST CLASS YEAR 1. Black Magic on wheels. 2. As it should be done. 3. Larry Kelley (some know him as " Flapjack " ). 4. Garrison review. 5. Yes, it ' s inhabited. 6. All-southeastern Missouri. 7. Grandma Al. 8. The General talks over our chances. 9. Two-act play: Scene I. 10. Scene II: The End. 11. Jacknife: Pootsburg up. 12. Intent on the game. 13. Odd view: J. M. Hall from be- low the bridge. 14. More jumping team technique. 15. " Steidty " puts the pressure on. 16. Action against the Gobblers. 9 S vt FIRST CLASS YEAR 1. The first Rit sentinel. 2. Post Exchange party. ?. Social gathering at Wray ' s Ca- sino. 4. Bo:coe very much at home. 5. Pre-Roanolce demonstration. 6. Bleak view. 7. Where ' s Bert7 8. Everybody ' s happy but G. V. ' s date — lool s that way. 9. A big little man. 10. " Puss " out for another blue rib- bon. I I. Heavy eye-lids. 12. Hop happy. 13. Mutual understanding. 14. Some of that barracks wit. 15. Hop headquarters. 16. The mallet-wielders in action. 17. Equestrians. 9 36 T 9 3 a V • June, 1938 The Class of 1 9 3 9 IRVING President GRAY Vice-Preside RIDDLEBERGER Historian V 9 3 1» « .« T;V e ISTORY OF THE CLASS OF ' 39 s OON after we entered the Institute on that foggy morning of September 9, 1935, we came to know the difference between the various classes. We could con- ceive of some possibility of becoming third classmen some day in the far distant future. The possibility of ever becoming second classmen was even more remote, and we hardly considered the fact that some of us would eventually reach that almost imaginary goal, the First Class. Yet here we are on the brink of that experience. Much water has passed under the bridge since our matriculation in September, 1935; but for us that water has flowed with almost unbelievable rapidity. Where have our three years as cadets gone? What have we accomplished in this time? Well, off-hand it is really hard to say; but if we reflect for a few moments we can recall many events which have shaped our lives both as individuals and as a class which has become an integral part of the Virginia Military Institute. These events are too numerous to even begin to record all of them here, but let us mention a few of them as reminders of the fact that we are ready and willing to put on the three stripes of first classmen. Our first week as cadets here, I am sure, is too vague to record with any degree of accuracy. The important part is that we survived that first week. After many more long weeks — as it seemed to us then — we had our first Christmas furlough. How glorious those ten day:; w;re, and how terribly depressing the return to bar- racks. Finals of 1936 came in due time, however, and we found ourselves in the third class year. This was in many ways worse than our rat year; however, we were too busy putting the rats on the right path to rea ' ize how lowly our position really was until we returned the following September. Bomb throwing was not habitual with us during our second year as Keydets, but we did manage to get one off before the final formation on the hill. We cannot overlook our life in a dirty, noisy barracks during a period of reconstruction; neither can we overlook the vast improvement which evolved as a result. Cur second class year has been a happy one. We have seen for the first time, I think, what the Institute really holds for us, and I hope that we have learned that we must give something in return. Since our glorious ring figure, we have felt that we are more a part of the Institute than ever before, and we feel now that we are ready to lead V. M. I. through another eventful and successful year. Our finance committee has been one of the best in recent years. Brothers of the class of ' 39 have been outstanding in athletics during the whole of our three years at V. M. I. Although a number of our classmates have left us for various reasons, we shall still be one of the largest first classes in the history of the Institute. Our spirit, we hope and trust, is and will continue to be, comparable to our numbers. CLASS OF 1939 Frederick Wm. Terry Cosette Adams bethlehem, pennsylvania Civil Engineering George Sidney Andrew, Jr. FORT RILEY, KANSAS Liberal Arts Charles Castro Arms CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA Pre-Medical Charles Eastlake Babcock SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA Liberal Arts James Harold Bailey LAUREL, MISSISSIPPI Chemistry Phill Blanks Baldwin little rock, arkansas Electrical Engineering Mercer Dean Barefield HOLI.ANDALE, MISSISSIPPI Civil Engineering William Francis Barnard NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Bailey Hurley Barnes BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA Chemistry Herbert Aylwin Jacob, Jr. FORT DEFIANCE, VIRGINIA Chemistry Roger Irving Beale FRANKLIN, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts Robert Harold Becker POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK Civil Engineering T n ' V T 9 3 8 v« CLASS OF 1939 John Gillam Bernard PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering Henry Bernstein kingston, new york Paul Rutherford Bickford HAMPTON, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Harman Paul Bigler TROUTVILLE, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Raymond Charles Blackmon EUFAULA, ALABAMA Civil Engineering Nathan Bolotin SHARON, PENNSYLVANIA Electrical Engineering William Anderson Bond VERNON, TEXAS Liberal Arts Lewis Booker, Jr. new castle, delaware Liberal Arts William Fitzgerald Brand, Jr. salem, virginia Chemistry Ilbert deLacy Brayshaw smithfield, virginia Civil Engineering Lee Omar Brayton, Jr. DYERSBURC, TENNESSEE Civil Engineering Raymond Cecil Brittingham, Jr. HAMPTON, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering CLASS OF 1939 Claud Peterson Brownley, III NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering George Cameron Budd RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Carter Lane Burgess ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts John Moyler Carpenter ROANOKE, VIRCINIA Chemistry Douglas Willitts Carr NORTON, VIRGINIA Chemistry Bernard Pitzer Carter richmond, vircinia Liberal A its Paul Williams Chase, Jr. BALTIMORE, MD. Electrical Engineering John William Chiles NATURAL BRIDGE STATION, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts William Winston Coleman roanoke, virginia Chemistry Leonard Selbv Cooper LONG, MARYLAND Pre-Medical William Henry Cox suffolk, virginia Pre-Medical William Atkinson Cracraft charlestown, west virginia T Y - ' • V t 9 3 a )o b CLASS OF I 939 Hexrv Joseph Croxix LAWRENCE, MASSACHUSETTS Civil Engineering Chalmers Carolyx Crump ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Hexrv Clay Davis WILLIS WHARF, VIRGINIA Chemistry Dudley Perkixs Digges SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK Liberal Arts Harry Carltox Diggs, Jr. NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical Fraxk Sampsox Diuguid, Jr. lynchburg, virginia Liberal Arts hn Pitts Dorrier SCOTTSVILLE, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering John McKee Duxlop LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Harry Clifford Duxtox, Jr. TOWNSEND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering William Murrell Echols PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Richard Augustus Edwards, Jr. SMITHFIELD, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts Hexrv Watkixs Ellersox, Jr. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Chemistry CLASS OF 1939 Arnold Wright Ellis RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Fletcher Burns Emmerson houston, texas Civil Engineering Charles Edward Feddeman, Jr. chester, pennsylvania Civil Engineering Russell Harrison Ferrey PORT NELSON, ONTARIO, CANADA Chemistry George Peek Fosque HAMPTON, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts Cyril Vaughn Fraser RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Chemistry Charles William Frazier RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Howard Overton Golladay scottsville, virginia Electrical Engineering Stanley Hope Graves ORANGE, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Thomas Woodrow Gray NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts Lloyd Marcus Griffin RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering William Maurice Haislip salem, vircinia T v 9 3 vt X 9 38 W W CLASS OF 1939 Joseph Kelly Haley, Jr. BLAIRS, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Carlton Allen Harkrader bristol, virginia Liberal Arts William Henry Hastings corsicana, texas Chemistry John Stanley Higgins, Jr. EAST FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering Ogden Halsey Hill ROANOKE, VIRCINIA Civil Engineering Fredrick Allen Hippey roanoke, virginia Civil Engineering Walter Richard Hoblitzell rahway, new jersey Liberal Arts Billy Sheridan Holland LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Chemistry Louis Eugene Hudgins, Jr. NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Chemistry James Spindle Hughes WARRENTON, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Richard Logan Irby BLACKSTONE, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering William Allen Irving CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA Chemistry CLASS OF 1939 Fontaine Graham Jarman, Jr. ROANOKE RAPIDS, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical William Imler Jeffries ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering John Janney Johnson FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA Chemistry John Pegram Johnson RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Chemistry Walter Kevan Johnson PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA Chemistry Lawrence Fike Jones WASHINGTON, D. C. Liberal Arts Misha Nicholas Kadick the plains, virginia Liberal Arts Herbert Jay Kandel norfolk, virginia Chemistry Edgar Joseph Kaufman richmond, virginia Chemistry Hugh Alexander Kerr MIDDLEBURC, VIRGINIA Chemistry Owen Beall Knight WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Vendel Paul Kovar ford city, pennsylvania Civil Engineering ,,».• V T 9 38 W V CLASS OF 1939 Jackson Sterling Littrell SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK Civil Engineering Charles Malcomb Little, Jr. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts Edward Northcott Logan luray, virginia Pre-Medical Alan Chatfield Lord schenectady, new york Liberal Arts John Allan Love, Jr. CLAYTON, MISSOURI Liberal Arts James Shelby Magoffin DEERWOOD, MINNESOTA Civil Engineering William Lowr Major CLIFTON FORGE, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Lawrence Grant Mathews HUTTIC, ARKANSAS Chemistry Earle Campbell Maxwell RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Chemistry William Holladav McCarthy richmond, virginia Liberal Arts Gilbert Stanley McCutcheon petersburg, virginia ex- Thirty-Nine Wellington Saunders McMann DANVILLE, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical CLASS OF 1939 James Lawrence Meem mount jackson, virginia Chemistry Langhorne Hutter Meem bluefiei.d, west virginia Civil Engineering William Wylie Middleton, Jr. MOUNT JACKSON, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering William Carroll Mitchell, Jr. norfolk, virginia Electrical Engineering Alexander Henderson Morrison luray, virginia Liberal Arts Thomas Addis Emmet Moseley, Jr. LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical Earl Cecil Moses, Jr. GREAT BEND, KANSAS Liberal Arts Charles Nelson, Jr. NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE Civil Engineering James Blakey Newman LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS Electrical Engineering Robert Williamson Nix, III WATERFORD, VTRCINIA Chemistry Clarence Milton Oakey, Jr. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Irving Nallandingham Parham, Jr petersburg, virginia Chemistry T v v9 6 V " v t 9 3 8 V CLASS OF 1939 Frank. Moorman Parker, Jr. CHAMBERSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA Electrical Engineering John Pasco, Jr. RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA Pre-Medical John Kirkpatrick Peebles NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE Civil Engineering Hugh Brawner Potts NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering William Gorman Quinn MERION, PENNSYLVANIA Chemistry Reuben Ragland, Jr. jacksonville, florida Electrical Engineering Willis Smith Riddick, Jr. SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA Chemistry Patrick. Williams Riddleberger WOODSTOCK, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts Arthur Henry Robertson, Jr. CHASE CITY ' , VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Eladio Rubira spring hill, alabama Civil Engineering Walter Alexander Samans philadelphia, pennsylvania Civil Engineering Delbert Kay Santee, Jr. BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA Civil Engineering CLASS OF 1939 Oscar Boyd Saunders roanoke, virginia Civil Engineering Joseph Lynn Savage, Jr. FREDERICKSBURC, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts Ira Nelson Saxe WEST HURLEY, NEW YORK Electrical Engineering John Edgar Seaton staunton, virginia Civil Engineering Gordon Kenneth Slaughter NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering Donald Bill Slessman PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Civil Engineering William Royall Smithey, Jr. university, virginia Chemistry Thomas Walton Spurgin FORT MONROE, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts Richard Donald Strickler ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Donald James Stroop GLENBROOK, CONNECTICUT Civil Engineering William Arthur Suterland CLIFTON FORGE, VIRGINIA Chemistry Larry Thompson Swann ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering T 9 36 vt t 9 3 8 rev CLASS OF 1939 John Mackenzie Tabb, Jr. MIDDLEBURG, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering John Edmonds Talman RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Elliott Ray Taylor ASHLAND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering James Vaughn Taylor ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Chemistry Herber Lomax Thornton FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts Edmund Jackson Tice ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering William Albert Tidwell, Jr. INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA Liberal Arts Preston Fletcher Tinsley, Jr. richmond, virginia Chemistry Nelson Whitney Tobey HAMPTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE Chemistry Robert Edward Towers ROME, GEORGIA ex-Thirty-Nine Andrew Joseph Trzeciak NEW KENSINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA Civil Engineering Robert James Tucker, Jr. FRANKLIN, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering CLASS OF 1939 Andrew Lucius Turner, Jr. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering William Robinson Turner, Jr. HAMILTON, PENNSYLVANIA ex-Thirty-Nine John Edward Tyler roxobel, north carolina ex-Thirty-Nine Gordon White VanHoose, Jr. SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA Civil Engineering Donald Getzinger VanHorn hampton, virginia Civil Engineering William Benjamin Verell NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering George Brent Vivian NITRO, WEST VIRGINIA Chemistry Norman Clark Wait STURGIS, MICHIGAN Civil Engineering Norvell McVeigh Walker lynchburg, virginia Civil Engineering Henry Louis Wehrle CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA Liberal Arts Oscar Henry West, Jr. WAVERLY, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts George Grattan Weston staunton, virginia Chemistry T v 9 36 vt T 9 3 8 )o CLASS OF 1939 Fredrick Dashiell White NORFOLK, VIRGINIA cx-Thirty-Nine Brand Whitlock BLUEFIELD, WEST VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering William Edmund Wilkins CAPE CHARLES, VIRCINIA Chemistry William Francis Wolcott, Jr. ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA Civil Engineering John Clifford Wood, Jr. WEST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Liberal Arts James Marvin Woolf washington, d. c. Civil Engineering Tyree Lawson Wright SOUTH BOSTON, VIRGINIA Chcmistryi Gawk Yow Yee JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA Civil Engineering William Lynn Young APPALACHIA, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering The Class of 1 9 4 MERCHANT President TV V9 ) OX A l9 36 V rev HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF ' 40 THROUGHOUT the tomes of past histories of V. M. I., I have dis- covered that, on becoming third classmen, every rat class feels the same way. We were no exception. The lid was blown off by our charge on the barricaded steps of the first, second, third, and fourth stoops. That barricade will live in our everlasting memories; it was the worst of its kind. Since that day we have come a long way, and we have lost some of the brothers during the trip. Last fall we saw the arrival of a new Superintendent, who brought new ideas and a more active regime. We bade goodbye to one of the greatest of V. M. I. ' s many great leaders, General Lejune. We saw Brother Rat, a play which portrays life at V. M. I. in an almost true man- ner. Thanksgiving came and passed; Christmas arrived and was gone. What more is there to say about them? Our class saw, during this last year, a V. M. I. with the highest morale ever observed. We have that from an approved official source. We hope we can keep this spirit high, and show ourselves to be the leaders that we are expected to be. Our Class will be here to aid in celebrating the V. M. I. Centennial in the fall of our First Class year and the V. M. I. that we know will still be on a rising tide. As an explosive class we have done fairly well, and we heard that slightly paralyzing call, " Bomb in the Courtyard, " at least three times. We did so well, in fact, that a bomb-proof shelter was erected for the hapless sen- tinel. That not being enough, we were very thoroughly gone over for all T.N.T. that was presumably in our possession. The old rule was made more effective; thus our " artillery " was silenced. However, as we look back, we feel as an old man must feel when he thinks of that part of his youth that was wildly spent. We realize that our " im- portance " was great only to us, but we believe in ourselves, and we sin- cerely think that we have the qualities needed for our betterment and success. CLASS OF 1940 Reid Stanley Aaron Martinsville, Virginia William Kent Adams Danville, Virginia George Vinson Atkinson Charlotte, North Carolina John Anthony Augustine Richmond, Virginia Donald Mitchell Badcley Chatham, New Jersey Robert Gordon Bailey Lynchburg, Virginia John Hopkins Baker Richmond, Virginia William Frazier Baldwin, Jr. Alexandria, Virginia Flourney Haymes Barksdale Roanoke, Virginia Robert Hardy Barnes, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Stanley Reuben Barrett High Falls, New York Charles Beach, Jr. Beattyville, Kentucky Norman Cooper Bearden Port Gibson, Mississippi Henry Bernstein Kingston, New York Douglas Dillard Bigbie Lynchburg, Virginia Yandell Boatner, Jr. Shreveport, Louisiana Robert Woodfin Bogcess, Jr. Dallas, Texas James Artemus Branaman Waynesboro, Virginia Bruce Stringfellow Branson Chevy Chase, Maryland Scott Hudson Braznell, Jr. Miami Beach, Florida Earl Ivan Brown Carrollton, Georgia James Wilson Burchfield Steubenville, Ohio John Madison Camp, Jr. Franklin, Virginia Albert Van Devanter Carr Waterford, Virginia James Roy Carter, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Edward Henry Chamberlin, III Arlington, Virginia Philip Godfrey Chapman Dallas, Texas James Howe Cheek, Jr. Los Angeles, California Paul Ellis Cline Urbanna, Virginia Paul Brown Coldiron Norton, Virginia John Douglas Cook Lexington, Virginia Belton Youngblood Cooper Huntsville, Alabama T Y 9 3 V " v CLASS OF 1940 John ' Hamilton Cornell Wilmington, Delaware William John Covvart Lake, Virginia James Laurence Cross Portsmouth, Virginia Fred Carrol Culpepper, Jr. Monroe, Louisiana William Howard Union Darden Portsmouth, Virginia Richard Davis Daucheritv Jackson Heights, New York Robert Hardin Deaderick Fredericksburg, Virginia Dewitt Clinton Dominick Newburgh, New York James Delwood Douglas Lodge, Virginia Thomas Nelms Downing Richmond, Virginia Guilford Meade Dudley Norfolk, Virginia Walter Alexander Edens Petersburg, Virginia Rufus Purdum Ellett, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia James Ferrell Ellison Washington, D. C. Theodore Hing Eng Chicago, Illinois Gordon Bradford English Savannah, Missouri Andrew George Fallat, Jr. Yonkers, New York Charles James Faulkner, IV Richmond, Virginia Gordon Holmes Fenselau Pelham, New York Mayo McGill Fitzhuch, Jr. Newport News, Virginia Alfred Richard Flinn, Jr. Austinville, Virginia Daniel Fort Flowers Findlay, Ohio Fred Fort Flowers Findlay, Ohio Charles Rudolph Floyd, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Charles Benedict Fodale Southport, North Carolina Walter Buhrman Garland, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Samuel Graham Gary, Jr Enid, Oklahoma Edward Wright Gayxe Newport News, Virginia Bates McCluer Gilliam Lynchburg, Virginia Samuel Pesses Glassman Kansas City, Missouri William Charles Glover Elizabeth City, North Carolina Howard Tyler Graber, Jr. Detroit, Michigan CLASS OF 1940 Roger Alpine Grant Asheville, North Carolina Eugene Brigcs Gray Dayton, Ohio Walter Greenwood, Jr. Montclair, New Jersey Wavland Sears Griffith, Jr. Hampton, Virginia William Ellison Hall, Jr. Shreveport, Louisiana Elmer Heath Hammer, Jr. Bristol, Virginia Georce Ben Johnston Handy Richmond, Virginia Benjamin Hurt Hardaway, III Midland, Georgia Marshall Burwell Hardy, Jr. Louisville, Kentucky Joseph D ' Alton Harris Petersburg, Virginia John Lawrence Hart Roanoke, Virginia John Edwin Harter, Jr. Marshall, Texas Ben Harvey, Jr. Staunton, Virginia William Hamilton Harvey Clifton Forge, Virginia Douglas Hampton Hatfield Shenandoah, Virginia Dale Horstman Heely Portsmouth, Virginia Joseph Criswell Hiett Indian Head, Maryland Charles Mason Hoge Frankfort, Kentucky Frank Willard Hoover, Jr. Bethesda, Maryland Robert Cecil Horan Hartford, Connecticut Nelson Hill Hotchkiss Richmond, Virginia John Glenn Hundley Charlottesville, Virginia Gordon Cocswell Irwin, Jr. San Antonio, Texas Alexander Larew Jett Akron, Ohio Allen Key Keesee Helena, Arkansas Joseph Wilson Kohnstamm Moscow, Pennsylvania Benjamin Franklin Kump, II Elkins, West Virginia John Frederick Larrick Middletown, Virginia Chun Lau Canton, China Malcolm Blanchar MacKinnon Delmar, New York William Frederick Mandt, III L Charleston, West Virginia Frederic Devereux Marshall ■ Ruth, Nevada T V l° " ! CLASS OF 1940 Lester Donald Matter, Jr. Dallas, Texas Donald Lowndes May Washington, D. C. Phillip Blenner May Richmond, Virginia Nelson Eugene McCaa Port Gibson, Mississippi Fred Carlton McCall Norton, Virginia George Grandstaff McCann, Jr. Franklin, Virginia J earl Swain McCracken Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Douglas Garvin McMillin Chattanooga, Tennessee Robert Allen Merchant, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Crosby Park Miller Richmond, Virginia Frederick Colguhoun Miner Yonkers, New York Henry Gordon Minns Spencer, West Virginia Earle Watson Mitchell Baltimore, Maryland Richard Wallace Moncure Alexandria, Virginia Thomas Moncure Alexandria, Virginia Robert Lord Morrison Staunton, Virginia Marion Roberts Morrissett Roanoke, Virginia James Madison Moser, Jr. Washington, D. C. Belvey Washington Mundy, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Carroll Thomas Neale, Jr. West Point, Virginia William Nelson, III Albany, New York Edwin O ' Connor, Jr. Fort Meade, South Dakota Charles Emil Ofenstein Chevy Chase, Maryland Thomas Ranson Opie Staunton, Virginia Phocion Samuel Park, Jr. Houston, Texas Harold Ellsworth Parrott, Jr. New Rochelle, New York Ulys Eugene Phillippi Rural Retreat, Virginia Julian Edward Pitman, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Jack Plunkett Lynchburg, Virginia Raymond George Pollard, Jr. Woodhaven, Long Island, New York Eliot Pierre Young Powell Falls Church, Virginia William Saunders Powell Norfolk, Virginia CLASS OF 1940 Richard Hickson Pritchett, Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia Richard Rolling Randolph Alexandria, Virginia Sol Waite Rawls, Jr. Franklin, Virginia William Brady Reed, Jr. Spencer, West Virginia Marshall McCormick Reynolds Berryville, Virginia Robert Brooke Ritchie University, Virginia Henry Latham Rucker, Jr. Bedford, Virginia Ferdinand Turton Schneider, Jr. Washington, D. C. Horace Franklin Sharp, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Robert Nelson Shiverts Morris Plains, New Jersey Paul Clifford Shu Alexandria, Virginia William Gray Schultz Chevy Chase, Maryland George Herbert Simpson, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia David Patterson Smith Maxwell Field, Alabama James Alexander Smith, III Richmond, Virginia Robert Pemberton Smith Richmond, Virginia Thomas Earl Snyder Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey Frederick Howell Stevens Manchester, New Hampshire Cheng Cheng Sun Liaoyung, China Robert Louis Sweeney, Jr Portsmouth, Virginia Preston Trigg Syme Petersburg, Virginia John Richardson Talbot, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia John Stafford Taylor Roanoke, Virginia Vester Jay Thompson, Jr. Clayton, Missouri John Payne Thrift Culpeper, Virginia Francis Rawn Torrington Cumberland, Maryland Jerry Mac Totten Sherman, Texas Clarence Spottswood Towles Reedville, Virginia Andrew Lucius Turner, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Francher Terrell Turner Roanoke, Virginia James Foster Turner Lynnhaven, Virginia Isaac Toll VanPatten, III Norfolk, Virginia Y „». r CLASS OF 1940 Sydney Archibald Vincent, Jr. Hampton, Virginia Lynwood Vinson, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Arthur Leonard Wadsworth, III Portsmouth, Virginia Oliver Morse Walcott Alexandria, Virginia Gordon Willis Walker Petersburg, Virginia Joseph Milton Walters, Jr. Danville, Virginia William Allen Walton Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Raymond Vincent Wasdell Albany, New York Lewis Napoleon Waters Norfolk, Virginia Clifton Stokes Weaver New York, New York Edgar Vaulx Weir Arlington, Virginia Arthur Thomas Weiss Albany, New- York Richard Franklin Welton, III Portsmouth, Virginia Carl Graves Wettersten Washington, D. C. Robert Hugh White, III Atlanta, Georgia Edward Burwell Williams Brookneal, Virginia Edward Ingham Williams, Jr. Front Royal, Virginia Donald Herbert Wills Lynchburg, Virginia Earl Everett Wilson, Jr. Richmond, Virginia The Class of 1 9 4 1 T V 19 ' 8 V 9 3 rev V HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF ' 41 ' I ' WO hundred and fifty hopefuls — the Class of 1941 — entered J. M. Hall that bright September morning filled with visions of our new life at V. M. I, Having registered, we were led by stone-faced upper classmen to our future home — Barracks. Few of us will ever forget that first journey into those frowning grey walls with the thousand shrieking voices, the incessant beating of drums, and our intro- duction to that time-waster, the rat line. Then followed the drawing of equipment from the Q. M. D., and the packing away of our com- fortable " Cits " for hot grey shirts, blue rat pants, and stiff shoes. Seemingly endless hours A " right face " and " left face " under the direc- tion of rock-voiced corporals added little to our enjoyment, and our first real peace came only when the clear notes of taps sounded the end of our first day. But time passed quickly. Classes started, we yelled at our first football game, and made our first corps trip to see " Brother Rat " at Lynch- burg. The pleasant surprises of the Opening Hops faded, into our first case of stage fright when we marched through the streets of Rich- mond and passed in review at the Stadium. Little by little our confidence grew as the terms " shirt tail parade, " " resurrection, " and " dawn patrol, " and " guard tour, " became too famil- iar experiences, and our knowledge of the strange ways of cadet life increased. Not until that glorious Thanksgiving when we saw our first Ring Figure did we realize what V. M. I. was and what it stood for. It was then that we first sensed the real spirit that thrives in every V. M. I. class, and, despite our hardships, knew that we were striving toward a goal and were determined to see it through. December ' s snows brought that long-awaited Christmas. Thirteen days — certainly the most joyous ones we had ever known — became but a memory before we knew it. They were heavy hearts that returned to the Institute to begin the New Year after that too brief taste of freedom. But our cares were soon forgotten in the feverish preparation for Mid-Year examina- tions which, when they were past, had cost us a few of our number. Exciting basketball games and wrestling matches served to pass away the time quickly. Mid- Winter dances, the noisy turn-outs of Barracks Day, and the first day of spring came and went, and the beginning of spring sports turned out interests to new things. That un- forgettable Easter Sunday was followed by the gala Easter Hops and the long-awaited white ducks. Spring Hike, Government Inspection, exams, the mad dash through the arch and up the steps to the fourth stoop — we are old Cadets at last. Behind us lie the trials and hardships of our Rat year, and ahead are new privileges and responsibilities. We cannot fail to realize that this year has been an invaluable experience and that we have laid a worthy foundation for our remaining years at V. M. I. CLASS OF 194 1 Charles Webb Abbitt Appomattox, Virginia Abraham Adler Petersburg, Virginia Russell Gallaspy Allen Birmingham, Alabama Walter Febrey Arnold Arlington, Virginia Edward Austin Aurand, Jr. Cresson, Pennsylvania John William Ayler, Jr. Hilton Village, Virginia Cyrus McCormick Bache, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Francis Couper Baldwin Norfolk, Virginia Jack Ly ' Nn Balthis Roanoke, Virginia Carter Wilson Beamer Hillsville, Virginia Thomas Gordon Bennett, Jr. Lusby, Maryland Albert Alfred Blackmon Eufaula, Alabama Fletcher Clement Booker, Jr. Kingston, Pennsylvania John Webster Bowman Sikeston, Missouri Edmund Braxton Bradford Hagerstown, Maryland Philip Allen Braukr Powhatan, Virginia Walter Albert Braunlin, Jr. Portsmouth, Ohio Robert Burton Brewer Lebanon, Kentucky Frederick Dixon Brooke Birmingham, Alabama Leroy Neil Brown Cleveland Heights, Ohio Domenick Arthur Buonanno Trenton, New Jersey Charles Augustus Butler, Jr. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Lawrence Brevard Cann, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Edgar Frank Carney, Jr. Churchland, Virginia James Scott Chalmers, III Sand Springs, Oklahoma William Ian Charles St. Louis, Missouri Durland Edward Clark, Jr. Strasburg, Virginia Harold Page Clark Waynesboro, Virginia William Carleton Coakley Alexandria, Virginia John Henry Cochran, Jr. Aberdeen, Maryland Robert Hilliard Combs Fredericksburg, Virginia Joseph Howard Conduff Floyd, Virginia «» n v CLASS OF 1941 James Albert Cook, Jr. Lexington, Virginia Posie Fletcher Cooper, Jr. Rocky Mount, Virginia Frederic Duffy Curie New York, New York James Roy Dale, Jr. Glamorgan, Virginia Willis Jefferson Dance, Jr. Danville, Virginia Hugh Maxwell Davisson, Jr. Rensselaer, Indiana Bernard Mark Dirzulaitis University, Virginia Samuel Witten Dobyns Norton, Virginia Robert Joseph Doland Webster Groves, Missouri Allen Edloe Donnan, III Richmond, Virginia Gury Humphrey Drewry, Jr. La Crosse, Virginia John Christie Duncan, Jr. Pelham Manor, New York Gordon Lauder Early St. Charles, Illinois Charles Abner Earnest, III Portsmouth, Virginia Charles Melvin Eckhardt Roselle, New Jersey Robert Dryden Eklund Duluth, Minnesota Allen Joseph Ellender, Jr. Houma, Louisiana Donald Forcum Dyersburg, Tennessee Henry Joyce Foresman Prospect Park, Pennsylvania Robert Allan Foster Peoria, Illinois Douglas Carter France, Jr. Charlottesville, Virginia Charles Albert Franchina, Jr. Stamford, Connecticut Edward Whitehead Galloway ' Lynchburg, Virginia Hugh Robert Gantt Lynchburg, Virginia William Allen Garnett Cumberland, Virginia Henry Burt Garrett, Jr. Augusta, Georgia Francis James Gasquet Wilkinson, Mississippi John Edward George Roanoke, Virginia Lawrence Davis Goldsmith Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania Charles Henry Gompf Alexandria, Virginia William Kinlock Goolrick, Jr. Fredericksburg, Virginia Fleming Clark Goolsby Marion, Virginia CLASS OF 194 1 Luther Fred Gordv, Jr. Conway, Arkan sas David Wagner Gott Chattanooga, Tennessee William Elmer Gray, Jr. Laurel, Maryland Douglas Barton Green Portsmouth, Virginia Frank Lamkin Gregory Roanoke, Virginia Nelson Smith Groome, Jr. Hampton, Virginia Jack Arnold Guthrie Newellton, Louisiana Hood Colbert Hampton, Jr. Tampa, Florida John William Harrell, Jr. Birmingham, Alabama Tiry Huber Harrod, Jr. Aruba, Neth. West Indies Stanley LeRoy Hastings, Jr. Salisbury, Maryland Blair Byron Hattersley Fort Wayne, Indiana Angus Gustavus Hendrick, Jr. Shreveport, Louisiana James Edwin Hensley Lynchburg, Virginia Billy Wayne Hill Marlow, Oklahoma Fred Bruce Hill Somerset, Kentucky Herman Ricdick Hill, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Lucius Davis Hill, III San Antonio, Texas Julian Fravel Hirst Purcellville, Virginia Henry Benjamin Holmes, III Newport News, Virginia Gilder Stansbury Horne, Jr. Charlotte, North Carolina Frank Corbett Horton, Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia Harry Gwin Howton York, Alabama Charles Edward Hudson, Jr. Frederick, Maryland Puller Alexander Hughes, Jr. Warrenton, Virginia Luther Randolph Huyett Charlestown, West Virginia Victor Hugo Idol, Jr. Madison, North Carolina Robert Henry Incle, Jr. Staunton, Virginia William Maurice Jackson, Jr. Fredericksburg, Virginia Robert Vernon Jacobs Fort Clayton, Panama Robert Wellford Jeffrey Arvonia, Virginia Venable Johnson Petersburg, Virginia TV 1 „.. l° " ? t 9 38 W v CLASS OF I 94 Don ' ald Bradford Jones White Plains, New York Robert Finley Jones Crbanna, Virginia Joseph Michael Kain, Jr. Richmond, ' irginia Frederick Ferdinand Kaiser Maspeth, Long Island, New Ycrk Austin Staats Kibbee, Jr. Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Philip Henry Killev Vivian, West Virginia Edward Georce King Pennington Gap, Virginia Frank Langley Kirby Portsmouth, Virginia Hinton Watson Lampley Eufaula, Alabama Hugh Jett Lawrence Peru, Indiana Preston Oren Lewis, Jr. Evarts, Kentucky Lewis Archie Lili.ard Culpeper, Virginia Erik Price Littlejohn Marshal], Texas Frank Garrett Louthan, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Marion DuBois Lucas, Jr. Florence, South Carolina Jas. Lawrence Woodward MacRae Richmond, Virginia Robert Clark Maling Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland Adrian Hugh Mai.sberger Springfield, Illinois Charles Preston Mangum, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Richard Coke Marshall Petersburg, Virginia Dandridge Wesley Marston Toanao, Virginia John Lenoir Martin Birmingham, Alabama William Raymond Maxson Ambler, Pennsylvania William Sayers McCauley Richmond, Virginia William Beverly McChesney Big Stone Gap, Virginia Alexander Hamilton McKinney Richmond, Virginia Thomas Press McKinney Marlow, Oklahoma Duncan Alexander McRae, Jr. Mt. Vernon, Georgia Henry Edwards Mecredy, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Raymond Samuel Meisel Baltimore, Maryland Alvin Fellx Meyer, Jr. Shreveport, Louisiana Eric Moffatt Meyer Birmingham, Michigan CLASS OF 194 1 Charles Stanley Oakes Miller Fort Des Moines, Iowa Charles Lee Mobi.ey Richmond, Virginia Shirley Augustus Modisett Luray, Virginia Charles Ellet Moore, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Richard Lee Moriarty The Plains, Virginia Albert Bascom Morrison, Jr. Clarksburg, West Virginia Dan Joseph Morton Columbus, Georgia John Adkins Moulton Subletts, Virginia Lawrence Munnikhuysen, Jr. Newport News, Virginia Charles Francis Nash Portsmouth, Virginia Stanley Ralph Navas Brooklyn, New York James Franklin Neely, Jr. Tulsa, Oklahoma Andrew Leslie Nelson Lewisburg, West Virginia Frederick George Nelson, Jr. Nutley, New Jersey Gilbert Lawrie Newboi.d, II Mount Holly, New Jersey Ellis Frederick Newton Powhatan, Virginia Earnest Jackson Oclesby, Jr. University, Virginia Herbert Dean Oliver, Jr. Atlanta, Georgia Cyrus Overman Southampton, L. I., New York Charles Freeman Owens Cumberland, Maryland John Cunningham Palmer Suffolk, Virginia Joseph Lamar Parrish, Jr. Old Hickory, Tennessee John Gray ' Paul, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Frank Paxton, Jr. Kansas City, Missouri Carl Norris Payne Roanoke, Virginia Richard Harrison Peake, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Oren Hutchinson Persons, Jr. Merion, Pennsylvania John Lee Pitts Montclair, New Jersey Edwin Smith Pou Raleigh, North Carolina Ernest Allison Pratt Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Rollo Ivan Pusey, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Frank Stringkellow Qltnn, Jr. Tye River, Virginia T Y ,? " V )o CLASS OF 194 1 RonERT Barclay Raglaxd Jacksonville, Florida William Trent Raglaxd, Jr. Raleigh, North Carolina William Barksdale Randolph Alexandria, Virginia Leo Rashkix Mountaindale, New York Beverly Money Read Lexington, Virginia William Gregory Rennolds, Jr. Centre Cross, Virginia Roy Warren Replogle Fort Monroe, Virginia Raymond Francis Reutt Norfolk, Virginia Harrison Henry Cocke Richards, Jr. Washington, D. C. Walter Leland Richards, Jr. Baltimore, Maryland William Edwards Richardson " Pitman, New Jersey George Burgess Richmond Huntington, West Virginia Elbert Lee Rkon Chatham, Virginia John Garland Robinson, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Charles Loveday Rockwood Honolulu, T. H. Alfred Joseph Rooklix Covington, Virginia Oliver Grant Roper, Jr. Portsmouth, Virginia James Garland Rose Richmond, Virginia Jlliax Keith Rose Arlington, Virginia George Edward Rowley " Portsmouth, Virginia John Barrett Rudolph Birmingham, Alabama George Albert Sancken, Jr. Augusta, Georgia Calvin Satterfield, III Petersburg, Virginia Howard Lewis Satterwhite Lynchburg, Virginia James Fiske Searcy Carlisle, Pennsylvania Stuart Manly Seaton Staunton, Virginia Ralph Bayard Sessoms, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Luther Leonard Sextox Vansant, Virginia Gerald Hugh Shea La Jolla, California James Leroy Shelby El Dorado, Arkansas Ralph Siegel Alexandria, Virginia Robert Williams Sills. Jr. Winston-Salem, North Carolina CLASS OF 1 94 Manley Olin Simpsox, Jr. Front Royal, Virginia Elmer Oswald Smith, Jr. Alexandria, Virginia Floyd Shelton Smith Cleveland, Ohio Sydney Williamson Smith Lexington, Virginia Joseph Alfred Sosbee, Jr. Little Rock, Arkansas Robert Lawrence Spear Flushing, New York Augustus Rudd Spencer Norfolk, Virginia Robert John Stacy Fulton, New York Georce Hubert Steed, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Harry Everest Stencele, III Tutila, Samoa Claude Aucustus Stokes, Jr. Front Royal, Virginia Frederick Nash Strudwick, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Edward Adam Staumpf, III Richmond, Virginia William Suttle Newport News, Virginia Joseph Rodney Swettinc, Jr. York, Pennsylvania Stephen Hathaway Swift Milton, Massachusetts John Marshall Taliaferro, Jr. Rapidan, Virginia Russell Beazley Taylor Las Vegas, Nevada Joe Sydney Thompson Sherman, Texas Paul Jones Thomson, Jr. New Orleans, Louisiana Elliott Raymond Thorpe, Jr. Lakewood, Ohio Thomas Lee Thrasher, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Harold Glenx Tipton St. Charles, Virginia Harold Eucene Trask Wilmington, North Carolina Grattan Howard Tucker, Jr. Chase City, Virginia Thomas Hope Tunstall Lovingston, Virginia Norman Randolph Turpin Richmond, Virginia Edcardo Vazquez Rio Piedras, Pcrto Rica Byron William Walker Blytheville, Arkansas Arthur Thomas Weiss Albany, New York George Peters Welch New Haven, Connecticut James Clifton Wheat, Jr. Richmond, Virginia T ' ..»• V T 9 3 » V TO- v CLASS OF 194 1 Warren Thomas White, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Jack Newton Williams Hot Springs, Virginia Keith Willis Roanoke, Virginia William Allen Willis Augusta, Georgia Walter Brownlee Wilson, Jr. Staunton, Virginia William Silbert Wood Kingston, New York Robert Thompson Wright Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia o 3 ft B O O Jyirr . . ii g 0 0 ' ■ ' ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION COUNCIL COL. W. C. COUPER Senior Faculty Member G. E. HERRING ' resident Athletic Associatior J ' ' embership of the Athletic Council consists of three alumni members, seven members selected from the faculty board, the director of athletics, the presi- dent and vice-president of the athletic association, elected from and by the Corps, two cadets chosen from Varsity Captains and Managers, and the Editor of " The Cadet. " All except the athletic director, the secretary and the vice-president of the Athletic Association, and the editor of " The Cadet " have the right to vote. It is the duty of the Council to control intercollegiate sports at V. M. I. The Council determines matters of policy, selects coaches, cadet managers, awards monograms and numerals. It controls the Athletic Association ' official organ, " The Cadet, " and appoints its Editor-in-Chief and Business Man- ager. The Council also has jurisdiction over all such other duties as the Superintendent may assign. Seated, left to right: Major Clarkson, Major Man ley, ' 15, Colonel Sw Standing: Read, Strickler, t Colonel Purdie, Colonel Millner, Colonel Couper i, Mr. Miller, Colonel Boykin. ing, Major Jamison, Taylor, Darling. MONOGRAM CLUB A. H. Fiedler President R. D. Strickler Vice-President G. E. Herring Secretary Baldwin, N. Beard, J. G. Bell, J. X. Bickford, H. D. Campbell, T. W. Chapman, P. G. Cole, C. C. Coleman, W. W. Darling, H. B. Doughty, L. C. Echols, W. M. Edge, J. V. Ellis, A. W. Faulkner, C. J. Flythe, C. J. Foust, G. T. Gayle, E. C. Gray, T. W. Hardaway, B. H. Hill, O. H. HOBLITZELL, W. R. Holland, B. S. Irby, R. L. Irving, W. A. Irwin, C. E. Jones, L. F. Kandel, H. J. Kovar, V. P. Lane, L. W. Larrick, J. F. Lugar, W. W. Martin, L. S. Pollard, R. G. Read, J. Y. Reeves, D. B. Roberson, C. W. Saunders, O. B. Sayford, F. M. Shu, P. C. Simpson, G. H. Spohr, C. D. Steidtman, R. F. Strate, G. J. Talman, J. E. Taylor, E. R. Taylor, P. H. Trzeciak, A. J. Wasdell, P. V. White, R. H. ACRATiFYINCSPECTACLE ; ANHONORTO- QYRCOVNTRYANDQVR STATE OBJECTS -OF HONESTPRIDE-TO THEIR- INSTRYCTORS AND- FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO -THEIR- NATIVE ■ STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND ■ READY-IN ■ EVERY-TIME- OF DEEPEST- PERIL -TO VINDIC THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION G. E. HERRING President R. D. STRICKLER Vice-President e HE purpose of the V. M. I. Athletic Association is to foster the general welfare of all athletic activities in which the Virginia Military Institute is engaged. The Association is governed by the Athletic Council and both in turn are subject to the supervision and approval of the superintendent. Those eligible for membership in the Association include members of the Corps of Cadets, alumni, Board of Visitors, and employees of the Institute. These are each represented by their respective members on the Athletic Council. The Association has a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and a publicity director. The Corps was represented this year by Cadets G. E. Herring, president, and R. D. Strickler, vice-president. Publicity is handled by Col. Read. The V. M. I. Athletic Association is a member of the Southern Conference and is thereby subjected to all of the rules and regulations of this conference. The Association is also a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. CHEER LEADERS Foust, Bickford, Wills, Roussel (Head Cheer Leader), May, puinn, Ha It is a dark, crisp night in barracks about 9:30 P.M. Everything is quiet, and sud- denly we hear — " There ' ll be a cheer rally in the courtyard right away, " and 700 men hit the stoop yelling for all they are worth. The job of controlling the enthusiasm of this mob goes to the cheer leaders. The organized cheering of the corps is as big a part of the V. M. I. spirit as what is seen on the football field. A V. M. I. team is always hard to beat, but when the corps is behind them in person as well as in spirit it is nigh on to impossible to defeat them. The head cheer leader has an important job during football season. He has to build the corps ' spirit up to a pitch for each game and especially for the V. P. I. game. Also the cheer leaders put on a tumbling exhibition between halves of all home games and are responsible for all other stunts that are pulled off. The torch- light parades and the send off and welcome the team gets on all trips are all handled by the cheer leaders. The head cheer leader, Walter Roussel, who was elected by the Corps, proved to be an able leader and helped the " Fighting Squadron " through many a tough spot by his choice of cheers and songs at the right time. He was ably assisted by first class- men Foust and Bickford, second classmen Rubira and Quinn, and third classmen Harris, P. B. May, and Wills. These men probably have the smallest organization in school, but the success of the football season rests as much on their shoulders as on the team ' s. Caplain Al Fiedler FOOTBALL Kjoack POOLEY HUBERT When Pooley was chosen by the Athletic Council as the new football coach, the corps was skeptical, but in the short space of one year his name has grown to be an institution. He has instilled new life into the football squad, put V. M. I. among the leaders in the South, but best of all he has proved himself to be a real sports- man and gentleman with the kind of spirit that V. M. I. expects of her leaders. p RESENTING THE 1937 EDITION OF . . •••••• F ie igh Starting Oh tartlncj LsLeven: Taylor Right End Fiedler .... Right Tackle Echols .... Right Guard T I N G Gray . . . Strickler . Brittingham Roberson KOVAR . Shu . . . Left Guard . Left Tackle . . Left End Quarterback Left Halfback Right Halfback Irby Center Trzeciak F ullback S Q U A D R O N Blandy Clarkson has been identified with V. M. I. athletics for a long time. During his cadetship he was on the football, basketball, and baseball teams. Later he returned as coach to guide the destinies of the famous " Fly- ing Squadron. " He was subsequently appointed Director of Athletics, the po- sition which he now holds. V. M. I. ' s records give ample testimony of his abilities as player and coach; V. M. I. ' s position in the world of sport proves his worth in his present office. MAJOR BLANDY B. CLARKSON THE SEASON Sept. 18 — V. M. 1 6 Sept. 24 4- -V -V -V -V. -V -V -V. -V M I - - M I - M I 16- M. M I I ?n- M I 6- 1 »- M. M I I Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. 25— V. M. I. Elon 12 Temple 18 William Mary 9 Davidson Richmond 7 Virginia 7 Army 20 Maryland 9 Citadel ° V. P. 1 12 or ITH a new coach, a new name, and new uniforms the team that represented V. M. I. on the football field in 1937 was a source of pride to both the Corps and Alumni. The " Fighting Squadron " went through a season of ten games with a .500 average which did not make it any world beater in the eyes of sports editors, but to every person that saw the squadron in action, it was a determined, fighting team that worked like a well- oiled machine. The " red shirted invaders, " as they were known away from Lexington, made a name for themselves that could be seen in the headlines every Sunday morning whether they had won or not. BOBBY BUTLER MANAGER Three qualifications are necessary in a good football man- ager: efficiency, cheerfulness, and willingness to work. This boy is the superlative combination of all these traits. To cite proof positive of his worth we call attention to the fact that Bob returned from the Temple trip with his squad intact and with part of his expense allowance still unspent. And the man that can bring back part of Major Clarkson ' s expense allowance has something on the ball. Every game featured great field running and passing by Paul Shu, the outstanding field generalship of Andy Trzeciak, and the hard charging and sharp blocking of a Hu- bert-coached team. The members of the Squadron garnered many individual honors for themselves. Head- ing the list was Paul Shu who was named on the first All-Southern Conference and All-State teams besides getting honorable mention on the All-American. He was also the high scorer of the Southern Conference, beating out Hackney of Duke. Dick Stick- ler was placed on the second All-Southern Conference team along with Red Echols, while Trzeciak and Fiedler made the third team. These five players and Ray Taylor made the first All-State team with every other regular receiving honorable mention. Next year Pooley will only have two members of the first " Fighting Squadron " miss- ing. The holes that Al Fiedler and " Cocky " Roberson leave will be hard to fill, but with Captain Andy Trzeciak at the helm, the second edition of the " Fighting Squadron " should be the best team V. M. I. has produced since the original " Flying Squadron. " HERB PATCHIN Herb is known to the corps as the great trainer of all V. M. I. teams, a teller of good jokes, and a gentleman. It was Herb who started the now elaborate intramural system at V. M. I. and has helped its growth through the years. His untiring work for the betterment of V. M. I. athletics and his congeniality have made him a true friend of all V. M. I. men. .ISJU S « gg TACK - , rAc - 7 ' ELON, 12 V. M. I., 6 A team of fighting Christians from Elon College upset the dope bucket and defeated Pooley Hubart ' s 1937 team 12 to 6 in the season ' s opener. The in- spired eleven from North Carolina was led by " Jack- rabbit " Abbitt, a shifty halfback who paved the way for Elon ' s victory while keeping the Keydets back in their own territory by his long kicks which averaged 48 yards. V. M. I. scored first in the second quarter with a 58-yard drive led by Shu and Trzeciak, which Shu completed by going over from the 1-yard line. A fum- bled punt, recovered by the Christians on our 35-yard line, gave Elon their first scoring opportunity. A long pass, Shelton to Abbitt, placed the ball on V. M. I. ' s 3-yard line and on the third try Abbitt took it over. He scored the second touchdown after a squadron fum- ble on the one-yard line. The Keydets ' attack, marred by many fumbles, re- peatedly bogged down during the rest of the game de- spite many brilliant dashes by Trzeciak and Shu and the outstanding playing of Ray Brittingham. A surprisingly strong Elon team and an untried, over- anxious squadron is the only answer to the upset. The North Carolinians played heads up football every min- ute and were able to put on the pressure when they needed it. The loss to the Christians was a big disappointment but turned out to be a godsend as Coach Hubert and the squadron had been the victims of a lot of flashy publicity, and this game proved to be the right antidote to put the team on its feet. TEMPLE, 18 V. M. I., 7 " Temple Rallies to Conquer V. M. I., " were the headlines the next morning, but they hardly told how the Temple " Owls " had to come from behind in the the second half to harvest the 300th victory of Pop Warner ' s long coaching career by downing a deter- mined team that was playing its first game as " The Fighting Squadron. " Leading 7-6 at the half, due to the brilliant 75-yard run of Red Echols in the second quarter, the so-called " little team from the South " battled one of Pop War- ner ' s most promising elevens to a standstill for three periods. A blocked kick and a fumble deep in our own territory were converted into touchdowns by the Philadel- phians in the last quarter. The " Owls ' " only touch- down drive came in the first period and after this their attack was stopped by Pooly Hubert ' s baffling double wingback defense. The improvement in the team ' s showing over that in the Elon game was remarkable. It was especially no- ticeable in the blocking and tackling, which was up to mid-season form. In the line, Al Fiedler and Red Echols stood out particularly on the defense by stopping the well known Warner reverses. Shu, Trzeciak and Kovar were the mainstays in the backfield. Bud Kovar re- tur ned a third quarter kick-off 45 yards and had an open field ahead when he slipped and fell. Renzo and Pappas were the leading ground gainers for Temple and are as fine a pair of backs the " The Fighting Squadron " saw all season. V. M. I., 20 . . . W. M., 9 The newly christened " Fighting Squadron " came from behind in the second half to win from a surprisingly strong William and Mary team that held the Keydets in the first half but was unable to stop the running attack led by Paul Shu in the last two periods. A safety and a touchdown by Phillips gave the In- dians a 9 to 6 lead when the first half ended but it did not last long as " Powerhouse " Paul picked up 50 yards in two plays and then passed to Bud Kovar for the tally. Billy Holland intercepted an Indian pass near the end of the third quarter and paved the way for Shu ' s sensational 40-yard sprint just inside the boun- dary stripe, behind interference which gave him an open field for the last 30 yards. The triple-threat Bunch was the spearhead of the Indian attack and until he was removed from the game late in the final quarter it was an individual duel between Shu and Bunch. Phil Chapman shared the spotlight with Shu with some brilliant ball-advancing spurts. V. M. I., 7 ... DAVIDSON, The Davidson " jinx " died a horrible death on its sixth birthday and was forever laid to rest on a muddy Alumni Field by " The Fighting Squadron " with Paul Shu as the head pallbearer. The " jinx " reared its ugly head only once during the game and that came right after the opening kickoff when the Davidson " Wildcats " started a drive on the midfield stripe and got to the 4-yard line where the seven " 60 minute men " held them for downs. Early in the second quarter Paul Shu personally took charge and running with power and clever change of pace behind excellent interference, carried the ball five straight times for a total of 55 yards and a touchdown. His placement with Trzeciak holding the pigskin ended the scoring for the day. The passing combination of Andy Trzeciak to Ray Taylor clicked for long gains that put " The Fighting Squadron " in scoring territory twice, but each tims a determined " Wildcat " line held for downs. The last drive was stopped when Trzeciak ' s attempted dropkick went into the line and Davidson recovered on its own 3-yard line. -etc Wtf-cv fcCttOLS -at " ° ' }TfiT £ yLO - ' Davidson could not get its attack functioning again after that first drive and was not able to get inside V. M. I. ' s 30-yard during the rest of the game. Gray Hunter, a 148-pound speedster, was the spark- plug of the visiting eleven and Captain Williams was outstanding in his kicking, having an average of over 40 yards. " The Fighting Squadron " won a well-earned victory and every man that played should be given credit. " Ding- bat " Shu was again the spearhead of the V. M. I. at- tack and was ably assisted by Chapman, who turned in as good an all-around performance as any back on the field. V. M. I., 21 U. OF RICHMOND, 7 The " Fighting Squadron " displayed Pooley Hubert ' s canniness to down the University of Richmond in its first victory before the corps and its third consecutive Southern Conference win. " Handy-Andy " Trzeciak, who until this game had been chiefly a blocking back, uncorked his 1936 run- ning ability and led the team in all of its scoring drives. Richmond, intent on watching Shu, was totally unpre- pared for the Trzeciak that " Papa " Pooley unleashed on them. Early in the game " the Z man " got off an 80-yard kick that put the " Spiders " back deep in their own territory and after several exchanges the Keydets got the ball on Richmond ' s 30, and with Shu doing most of the ball carrying, pushed the first touchdown over. Before the half was over, the Squadron had scored again when Coleman broke through and blocked Pendleton ' s kick, recovered, and ran it to the 1-yard line. On the first play Trzeciak crossed up the " Spiders ' " defense and tossed a flat pass to Kovar for the score. Coleman again broke into the hero column in the second half when he repeated by blocking another kick on Richmond ' s 40. Here Trzeciak took over the con- trols and in four plays took the ball over for V. M. I. ' s last score of the day. Richmond ' s offensive did not find itself until the last period after the Keydet ' s final marker had been put on the scoreboard. Starting from their own 7-yard line, the " Spiders " passed and drove to a touchdown. Jim Beard halted this drive momentarily by intercepting a pass on V. M. I. ' s 33 but the march could not be stopped and finally Hoskins, who was the sparkplug of the " Spider " offensive, went over on a line plunge. Richmond came charging back on another menacing drive which started on their own 20 and ended on the Keydet ' s two when the seven " 60 minute " men were put back in the game and held the " Spiders " for downs. V. M. I., 26 U. OF VIRGINIA, 7 A Red White and Yellow sunset brought Virginia ' s Homecoming Day to a close as V. M. I. ' s smooth block- ing machine had come and gone and rolled up another Old Dominion victory to add to its rapidly mounting string. Playing on a field that was too wet for Virginia ' s famous razzle-dazzle attack, the " Fighting Squadron " pushed over two touchdowns in the first period and added two more in the third to sew up its third state victory. Shu started the ball rolling before the game was five minutes old by galloping around his own end for 27 yards and V. M. I. ' s first touchdown. Ray Tay- lor, all state end, got credit for the second score when he rushed through and blocked one of Sharrett ' s kicks and recovered it in the end zone. The Cavaliers came back in the second quarter with a spirited passing at- tack that finally clicked just before the half ended when George made a beautiful catch of one of Dinwiddie ' s throws and ran 22 yards to the goal line. Pooley turned " Cocky " Roberson loose in the third period with the result that 13 more points were added to the score. " Cocky " made both touchdowns, the first on a three-yard drive over center and the second on a pass from Shu. Virginia gambled with all sorts of passes in the last quarter, but all of them failed to connect due mostly to the alert defensive work of Bud Kovar and Andy Trzeciak. For the Cavaliers, Gillette in the backfield was most outstanding, particularly on defense. Bus Male was the sparkplug of the attack while he was in, but the con- dition of the field did not favor Virginia ' s wide-open type of playing. V. M. I. ' s forward wall, led by Capt. Al Fiedler and Woody Gray, should be given the credit for this win as they kept Virginia ' s attack in hand by rushing besides opening up bi g holes in the line on the offense. ARMY, 20 ... V. M. I., 7 Before a capacity crowd of 27,000 at Michie Stadium, the West Point of the North found the West Point of the South a much more stubborn opponent than they had expected. The " Fighting Squadron " held the Cadets to one touchdown drive in the first half while making two of their own to the Army 15-yard line where they were held for downs. The last play of the first half was a heart-breaker for the Big Red Team as Shu ' s pass barely grazed Ray Taylor ' s fingertips over the goal line. In the second half the Cadets ' famous passing attack, led by Jim Craig and a southpaw named Long, proved too much for the Lexington Keydets and Army added 14 points to their score. With only 34 seconds left to play and the ball on Army ' s 48-yard line, the Fighting SP f Pf rx LONG 0 Keydets went over in four plays with Shu doing the pitching and Handy Andy and Ray Brittingham doing the catching. Paul Shu played his usual outstanding game and was called by leading sports writers " far and away the best back on the field, " outshining Army ' s Jim Craig, " Woody " Wilson, and Charlie Long. Andy Trzeciak handled the kicking in fine style with an average of 40 yards. MARYLAND, 9 ......... V. M. I., 7 An 18-yard field goal in the last minute of play proved to be the slim margin of victory by which the " Old Liners " from Maryland defeated the " Fighting Squadron " 9 to 7. Played before a homecoming crowd of 5,000, the game was thrill packed from the beginning to the final whistle with " Jarring Jim " Meade pacing the Terps and Billy Robeson the outstanding back for the Keydets. Mary- land scored early in the second quarter on a 32-yard pass from Weidinger to Smith, but Mondorff failed to convert the etxra point and until the last of the game it looked as if this failure was going to cost them the game. V. M. I. spurted into the lead, 7 to 6, by scoring a touchdown on a pretty running pass, Trzeciak to Roberson, in the last play before the first half ended. Paul Shu placekicked the extra point and put the Key- dets ahead until Mr. Mondorff again entered the fray in the last fleeting minutes and on fourth down dropped back to the 18-yard line and booted it over. The Squadron ' s touchdown came after a punt return of 48 yards by " Cocky " Roberson which put the ball on Maryland ' s 25. With only a short time left to play in the half, the " Fighting Squadron " put on a story book finish by running seven plays in one and one-half min- utes with Roberson crossing the goal line just as the half ended. Pooley ' s boys, who were conceded by Mary- land to be the toughest team they had p ' ayed this year, truly showed a fight and spirit that made both cadets and alumni feel justly proud. V. M. I., 27 . . THE CITADEL, Displaying a brilliantly blocking line and a hard- running backfield, Pooley Hubert ' s cohorts cut loose all of their drive, power, and deception to romp over Cita- del ' s highly touted " Bulldogs " to the tune of 27 to 0. The Squadron ' s power plays functioned with precision behind hard blocking to account for four touchdowns in the first three periods. " Powerhouse " Paul Shu led a sustained drive of 58 yards for the first score, carrying the bill eight times, including one 28-yard dash. He also scored the last touchdown with a 45-yard run which boosted his total number of points scored to 59 and his consecutive scor- ing games to nine. Billy Roberson scored the second touchdown from the 2-yard line after he had recovered a lateral from Smith. The third marker, early in the second half, climaxed a 54-yard march spotted with passes flipped by Shu to Coleman and Roberson. Coleman made the tally on an end-around play that covered the last 17 yards to pay dirt. The " Bulldogs ' " running attack was stopped every time by the hard charging Keydet line that held Cita- del ' s net gain from scrimmage to 20 yards. " Butch " Strickler, Al Fiedler, and Ray Brittingham led a rugged forward wall that clicked on the defense as well as offense and helped by Andy Trzeciak who punted the soggy ball for an average of better than 40 yards and backed up the line with hard tackling. The " Bulldogs " gained mostly through the air with " Kooksie " Robinson, Citadel ' s miniature halfback, doing the tossing. Their best chance came in the fourth quar- ter when Hornsby recovered Beard ' s fumble on V. M. I. " s 7-yard line, but they also fumbled and lost the ball. The game ended with the Squadron trying for a fifth touchdown after Jim Beard had intercepted one of Robinson ' s heaves and returned it 51 yards. V. P. I., 12 V. M. I., 6 The annual Thanksgiving day military classic at Roanoke again proved to be a V. P. I. day. An over anxious and nervous Squadron that was too highly favored for its own good just could not click against an inspired and hard playing V. P. I. team. The " Gobblers, " as always, played their best game of the season and with Mel Henry and De Muro heading the attack they pushed over two touchdowns. The Keydets ' lone tally was made on a pass from Roberson to Shu, who extended to ten games his record of having scored in every contest. The Tech scores came from a long pass over the goal line and an off- tackle smash by Mel Henry. It was an unhappy instance of history ' s repeating it- self. The prospect of a V. M. I. victory for the first time in many years had both the team and the Corps in too high spirits. With the Corps in Roanoke 100 per cent for the first time and pre-game predictions making us an easy winner, the " Fighting Squadron " was under too great a handicap to play what had to be its best game of the season. They failed to display the decisive blocking and charging of earlier games and were held in check throughout the contest. The 12 to 6 score marked a well-earned Tech triumph, with the " Gobblers " playing a brilliant game studded with hard blocking and tackling. Their off-tackle power play could not be stopped. ■■•■■ " ■■-: - : -r-- ' - ?, ' . ' ! ■ I First row, left to right: Trzeciak, Saunders, Irby, Fiedler (captain), Echols, Gray, Kovar. Second row: Beard, Meem, Harrell, Holland, Campbell, Heely, Grant, Mitchell, Feddeman. Third row: Martin, Magoffin, Sharp, Seaton, Irwin, Jeffries, Larrick, Brittingham, Strickler. Fourth row: Taylor, Minor, Van Patten, Shu, Chapman, Reynolds, Hill, Atkinson, Coleman, Robe Fifth row: Hubard, Laslie, Walker, Alexander, Patchin, Butler (manager). THE COACHING STAFF WALKER LASLIE HUBERT ELMORE ALEXANDER HEFLIN End Coach Line Coach Head Coach Freshman Coach Backfield Coach Freshman Coach Captain Jack Read BASKETBALL COACH WALKER RESUME For another season V. M. I. ' s basketball team had several difficulties to overcome before the schedule started. The new coach, Jimmy Walker, was faced with the problem of teaching an unknown squad the fundamentals of his style of play in the short time be- tween the end of football season and the first game with Elon. Li ' l Elon proved to be a jinx in basketball as well as football. The Christians brought up a bunch of six footers with a smooth working offense and took over the Keydets, who showed the need of more prac- tice. Against Maryland, the team looked bitter but fell short on the scoring end. The University of North Carolina, last year ' s Southern Conference champions, was easily the best team Coach Walker ' s boys played. The score was tied up at the end of the half but the Tarheels hit their stride in the second half and downed the Keydets. THE BASKETBALL SEASON RESULTS V. M. 1 20; Elon .... V. M. 1 27; Maryland . . V. M. 1 29; William Mary V. M. 1 17; North Carolina V. M. 1 30; Emory Henry V. M. 1 20; Virginia . . . V. M. 1 25; V. P. I. . . . V. M. 1 34; Richmond . . V. M. 1 33; Maryland . . V. M. 1 32; Navy .... V. M. 1 22; North Carolina V.M.I 35; William Mary V. M. 1 26; Richmond . . V. M. 1 35; Virginia . . . V. M. 1 29; V. P. I. . . . 34 42 26 31 31 31 28 38 43 46 48 30 27 33 23 MATTHEW BEEBE Seated, left to rigl Tneciak, Taylor Read (captain) Coleman, Shu. Standing: Beebe (manager) Simpson, Totten Saxe, Gayle Heely, Walker, (ci READ GUARD TRZECIAK GUARD TAYLOR FORWARD SHU FORWARD After three straight losses, during which time steady improvement was shown, the team won its first game from William and Mary. The Indians staged a late rally that tied the score, but Paul Shu pulled the game out of the fire by sinking a field goal and a free shot to make the score 29-26. Showing intermittent spells of brilliant and erratic playing, the team gradually im- proved, losing close games to Richmond, Virginia, and V. P. I. Against Maryland and Navy the team was outplayed, only showing up well in spots. At this stage of the season Coach Walker ' s style of play began to show itself to be more and more effective. The team began to fun ction as a unit and settled down to playing a steady game. The U. of North Carolina again defeated V. M. I. in a return game but it was a much improved Keydet team which played a smarter game, although it was outclassed by the versatile Tar- heels. Going down the home stretch, V. M. I. finally hit its stride. Playing up to their ability for the first time, the Big Five — Read, Trzeciak, Shu, Coleman, and Tay- lor — aided by Simpson, Gayle, and Saxe, showed them- selves to be a smooth working quintet in defeating Wil- liam and Mary, 38-33, and barely losing to Richmond, 30-29, the next night. Still in top form, the Keydets came from behind in the last 40 seconds to take Vir- ginia, 38-36. Great teamwork was shown by Jack Read, Shu, and Taylor in these games. The last game was with our rivals from Blackburg. The end of the first half saw the score 17-4 in favor of the Gobblers but in the second half the Keydets came from under by playing inspired ball. V. P. I. ' s lead dwindled rapidly and with three minutes to go the score was 21 all. Never letting up, V. M. I. forged ahead and stayed there until the final whistle with the score- board reading 39-23. In games won and lost, the season was not a success, as the team was not invited to the Southern Conference Tournament. Having to learn an entirely new style of play put the squad at a disadvantage which, coupled with the loss of " Doc " Saunders at the beginning of the season, made Coach Walker ' s job a hard one. His sound fundamentals and style of play showed their ef- fectiveness but it was not until the last of the season that the team showed what it really could do. Captain Jack Read was the outstanding player on the team. Always a great guard, his work on the court this year overshadowed his past performances. He fitted in quickly with the Walker type of play and was a great help to Jimmy in turning out a fast breaking squad. As he is the only regular lost by graduation, the outlook for next year is very bright. The remain- ing letter men, Captain-elect Ray Taylor, Coleman, Trzeciak, Shu, Simpson, and Gayle will form an able nucleus around which Coach Walker can build his 1939 team. COLEMAN CENTER GAYLE FORWARD SIM PSON FORWARD SAXE CENTER Captain Bob Steidtmann WRESTLING COACH BARNES K f Di l $T kaT THE SOUTHERN COACH SAM BARNES Last year V. M. I. supporters agreed that it would take a mighty good man to fill departing Frank Carek ' s shoes and live up to his reputation as a coach and sportsman. Sam Barnes has not only done all this, but he has taken a squad entirely new to him, and moulded them into Southern Conference champions in one season. It is indeed unfortunate that he is leaving V. M. I. to enter the Air Corps. RESULTS V. M. I. . . . . . . iy 2 ; Lehigh .... . . . 30 2 V. M. I. . . . . . . 15 1 ; Navy ■ ■ ■ 12 2 V.M.I. . . . . . . 16%; V. P. I ■ ■ ■ 7 2 V. M. I. . . . . . . ; Indiana .... . . . 27 V. M. I. . . . . . . 9 ; Kansas State . . . . . 19 V.M.I. . . . . . . 14 1 ; Davidson . . . ■ ■ • 13 2 Southern Conference: First place with 32 points. CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS w BLL xit RESUME V. M. I. ' s only consistent championship team came through again to capture the Southern Con- ference crown to climax one of the hardest season ' s a V. M. I. wrestling team has been through. Under the able direction of Sam Barnes and led by Captain Steidtmann, the wrestlers went through a schedule of six meets, winning three and losing three. The Varsity grapplers opened their season on the mat against the ever-powerful Lehigh squad in Bethlehem, Pa., dropping the meet by a score of 30% t° 1%. Lehigh, holder of the Eastern In- tercollegiate Championship for the last five years, had a harder time with the Keydets than the score indicates, with every bout being closely contested. Dougal Reeves got a draw to keep the grunt and groan squadron from being blanked. V. M. I. then swung into the win column by defeating the strong Navy team 15% to 12% and routing the boys from Blacksburg 16% to 7%. Next came two teams from the Middle West who invaded the " West Point of the South " and proved to be too strong for the home team. The Indiana squad, Big Ten title holders, blanked the Keydets, but were only able to score one fall. Kansas State had more trouble the next week, but came out victorious over Sam Barnes ' boys 19 to 9. The last contest in the regular season was with Davidson College, which was defeated 14% to 13% to keep the wrestlers ' record clear of two years without a Southern Conference defeat. The Conference tourney was held at Blacksburg and turned out to be the usual family affair be- tween V. M. I. and W. L., each sending six men to the finals. The Keydets proved their superior- RUSS MAGUIRE Manager ity in the championship bouts by coming up with four winners, each a new Southern Conference champion. Jimmy Foust kept his two-year victory string intact by winning both preliminary and final bouts with ease. Dougal Reeves, Bob Steidtmann and Leonard Martin completed the list of Keydet titlists. George Strate was runner-up in the 1 18-lb. class, Halsey Hill in the 155-lb. class, and Al Fied- ler clinched the championship for V. M. I. by taking the measure of Lykes of W. and L. for runner-up in the heavyweight class. The departure of Coach Sam Barnes and Cap- tain Bobby Steidtmann will be a great loss to the team next year, as these two men made a cham- pionship team out of a squad that was minus seven lettermen from last season. Steidtmann has been a consistent winner in his three years of Varsity competition and set an example that was an inspi- ration to the rest of the squad. All the new Conference champions will leave in June, along with George Strate, Al Fiedler, Brainy Bickford, Jeffrey, Dick Booth, and Dan Bayless. Captain-elect Johnny Talman, who is the second of his family to hold this position, Hill, and Was- dell are the regulars that will be back, along with Kandell, Matter, Chapman, and Opie. Seated: Strate, Candle, Foust, Reeves, Talman, Steidtman (captain), Hill, Martin, Wasdell, Bickford. Standing: Barnes (coach), Chapman, Jeffrey, Matter, West, Booth, Bayless, Dudley, Opie, Hogue, Minns Maguire (manager). Captain Fish Herring TRACK THE TRACK SEASON Da„ RESULTS April 2— V.M.I. . . 69 1 , ; William Mary April 9— V.M.I. . . 58 1-3; U. of Va. . . April 16— V.M.I. . . 51 ' 2 ; U. of Maryland April 23— V. M. I. . . 64 ; V. P. I. . . . April 30— V.M.I. . . — ; U. of Richmond May 7 — State Meet at Blacksburg May 21 — Southern Conference at Durham 56 z 67 2-3 74 Vi 62 COL H. M. (SON) READ RESUME A promising and hard-working squad answered Coach " Son " Read ' s call for candidates in March. Last year ' s State Championship team that placed third in the Southern Conference meet was hard hit by graduation. Eight lettermen were lost, among which were Merrill Pasco, Southern Conference champion in the 100 and 220, " Boot " Zimmerman, holder of the school ' s record in the javelin, and Jim Farley, weight man, all consistent point getters. The returning varsity men teamed up with last year ' s rat team to make what Col. Read called " the hardest working squad I have ever seen. " Out of this squad " Son " produced a team that surprised quite a few track coaches during the season. PAUL WAINWRIGHT First row, left to right: Ferrey, Flythe, Spohr, Foust, Herring (Capt.), Merchant, Kump, Smith, Deaderick. Second row: Haislip, Martin, Fiedler, Strickler, Young, Nevin, Moser, Sayford Third row: Weaver, Mathews, Walton, Saxe, Moses, Baldwin, Brayshaw. Top row: Coach Son Read, Wainwright (Manager), Assistant Coach Laslie. JfeVAWtt M€RCH-ANT l m $Axe RI0OL-EBERGER Captain Fish Herring led a well-balanced squad to victory in the opening meet with William and Mary. He accounted for 20 points himself by winning the dashes, low hurdles, and broad jump. V. M. I. also made a clean sweep in the high jump for the first time in many years. The next meet was with a highly favored Virginia team that found itself just able to squeeze out a win. The meet was not decided until the last event of the day, the broad, jump, which Virginia won to take the meet. Herring again was high scorer, with 13 points, beating Hopkins in both dashes. Maryland was met the next week at College Park. Although weak in field events, they had a strong squad that took firsts in every running event except the 100 and 220, which were won again by Captain Herring. The final score was 74 l A to 51 in favor of the Terps. The V. P. I. meet has always been the closest of the season, and this year ' s was no exception. The score stood 59-58 in favor of the Gobblers with only the low hurdles left to run. A first and third were needed and were gotten by Captain Herring and Moses to take the meet 64-62. The Richmond meet and the State meet remain at the time this is written, and from the showing made by the squad so far, a win over Richmond and a high place in the State meet is predicted. Fish Herring is unbeaten so far in the dashes and looks good for the Southern V Conference, as does Strickler, last year ' s Southern Con- ference champion, in the shot put. The relay team will probably go to the Conference, plus other outstanding men on the team. The outstanding men this season have been Captain Herring, Riddleberger, and Deaderick in the dashes; Ferrey, Haislip and Walton in the 440; Flythe, Kump and Floyd in the half mile; and Sayford, Spohr and Young in the distance runs. Moses showed beautiful form in the high and low hurdles and was helped in the lows by Herring. Echols, Herring, and Mathews were the broad jumpers, and Saxe, who broke the Institute record in the V. P. I. meet, Smith, E. H., and Merchant, were the high jumpers. The pole vaulters were Foust, Nevin, and Merchant. V. M. I. ' s four-sport athlete, Paul Shu, was the leading javelin thrower, when he could be borrowed from baseball. Martin and Weaver took it over while he was gone. " Butch " Strickler, Southern Conference champion, and Red Echols put the shot, while Al Fiedler, Echols and Weaver tossed the discus. The team will again be hit hard by graduation, as ten men will leave, and such men as Fish Herring, Al Fiedler, Benny Sayford, Charlie Spohr, Cary Flythe, Jimmy Foust, and Bill Nevin will be hard to replace. A hard-working rat team coming up will fill some of the holes, while the determination and spirit of all teams coached by Col. Read will make up for the rest. MARTIN DEADERICK W-EAVE NEVIN Captain Jim Beard BASEBALL THE 1938 BASEBALL SEASON SCHEDULE GAMES PLAYED TO DATE V. M. 1 4; Bridgewater . . V. M. 1 0; Michigan . . V. M. 1 4; Maryland . . V. M. 1 1; William . Mary V. M. 1 0; Virginia . . . V. M. 1 5; N. C. U. . . V. M. 1 12; V. P. I. V. M. 1 12; Richmond . . V. M. 1 15; Virginia . . . V. M. 1 15; N. C. S. . . V. M. 1 0; Roanoke . . . REMAINING GAMES TO PLAY V. P. I Here William 8C Mary JACK ALEXANDER C. S There N. C There . There Richmond There Maryland There RESUME Last year it was predicted that the 1938 baseball team would be the best in many a season at V. M. I. The team has ably lived up to this prediction and probably will go down as one of the Institute ' s best " nines. " To begin with there was a wealth of good material, both old and new. Last year ' s team was practically intact, and when replacements were needed Coach Alexander had such CHARLEY SHELTON Manager First row, left to right: Kovar, Simpson, Lugar, Mitchell, Beard (Capt.), Heely, Gray, Shu, Trzeciak Standing: Wilkins (Assistant Manager), Littrell, Irby, Brittingham, Edwards, Eranaman, Pancake, Taylor, Thrift, Talman, Shelton (Manager) Sophomores as Shu, Simpson, Heely, Brana- man, and Mitchell to draw from. Captain Jim Beard, a veteran of two years ' varsity experience, proved an able lead- er in getting the team into shape. His con- stant chatter and spirit, coupled with his power at bat, was one of the driving forces of the team. Beard was strongly supported by such let- termen as Trezciak at shortstop, " Cocky " Roberson as pitcher, " Mona " Lugar, out- fielder and pitcher, and Woody Gray, slug- ging outfielder. As practice progressed, Coach Jack Alex- ander moulded several of the new men into the team. Paul Shu took over the duties be- hind the plate in fine style. Herbie Simpson, a southpaw, ga rnered the first base sack, and Jim Branaman and John Thrift developed into fine pitchers. The team got off to a good start by defeat- ing Bridgewater 4-3, avenging last year ' s de- feat. The next three games with Maryland, Michigan, and William and Mary were close, but too many errors and not enough power at bat lost them for V. M. I. Rough spots were ironed out by this time and gradually the hitting power of the team developed. GRAY TAYLO i m PANCAKt Billy Roberson, Wayne Lugar, and Jim Branaman made up a formidable pitching staff, aided by some nice relief pitching by Thrift. Under the able handling of Coach Jack Alexander, the team began to start playing real ball. The hitting power improved 100 per cent and Shu, Littrell, Grey, Roberson, and Beard began wielding the bat with dan- gerous results for the other teams. Game after game that looked close for the first few innings would end up in " track meet " style with V. M. I. slugging the ball all over the field. Woody Gray and Paul Shu connected for home runs against N. C. S. that were the longest hit balls seen on Alumni Field for many a year. The team has won its last four games by large margins to make the record read, five wins to five losses. Although the season is not over, bigger things are expected as the men become better seasoned. Coach Jack Alexander deserves a great deal of credit for the success of the team. Through his unfal- tering efforts and tireless energy he has started the squad off in great shape, pulled them out of a slump to win the last four games, and made everyone realize that at last V. M. I. has a winning nine. TALMAN £DWARDS CROSS COUNTRY Paced by Captain Charlie Spohr, the V. M. I. harriers went through a success- ful season, winning two meets and losing one. The season opened with the V. P. I. meet which was run over the new V. M. I. three-mile course. Spohr and Sayford fin- ished 1-2 to give the Keydets their first victory. The Spohr-Sayford combination again finished 1-2 over the University of Richmond course, with V. M. I. taking two other places in the first six, to win the meet easily. The William and Mary cross- country squad gave the Keydet harriers their first setback of two seasons the next week. Roller and Marsh tied for first in the record time of 16:51 and the other W. and M. men placed high enough to put W. and M. ahead, 24 to 31. The State Meet was held over the new five-mile course at V. P. I. on a cold, rainy day. Goodall of Virginia finished fast to win the race followed by two Tech men. The first V. M. I. man to finish was Charlie Spohr who came in fourth. V. P. I. was first in team scores with W. and L. second. The Keydets, running this distance for the first time, finished fourth, one point behind Virginia. Graduation will leave a big gap in the squad, as Captain Charlie Spohr, Benny Sayford, Cary Flythe, Charlie Young and Jeffry will not be back next season. Col. Read will have Russ Ferrey, Eddie Gayle, and Weiss with varsity experience along with a group of promising men from the Rat Squad headed by Charlie Rockwood. Sayford, Flythe, Spohr (Captain), Young, Ferrey. Second row Wainwright (Manager) ch Son Read, Weiss, Gayle s In their second year of intercollegiate competition the Varsity Swimming Team showed themselves to be strong contenders for State and Southern Conference honors. Starting the season with only three vet- erans, Captain Doughty led his team to three wins in five meets and fourth in the Conference meet. The first meet with V. P. I. proved tc be an easy win for the Keydets, the fina ' score being 54 to 21. The next two meets were lost by close scores to William an 1 Mary and Virginia. Coming back strong, the tankmen defeated a highly rated North Carolina State team the next week by a score of 43 to 32. The last meet was with a powerful Duke team which was easily defeated by the Keydets to the tune of 43 to 32. MMING TEAM The Conference Meet was again held at V. M. I. Washington and Lee kept the championship for another year with a well balanced team. There was a four-way fight for second place between V. M. I., N. C. State, W. and M., and Duke that was not decided until the 400-yard relay. The Keydets placed second after leading for the first 200 yards and finished fourth in the final scoring. The medley team of Pollard, Faulkner, and White and the free-style relay of Ca tain Doughty, Hardaway, White, and Wil- liams were defeated only once during the season. Jones and Faulkner capably han- dled the backstroke events. Faulkner, swimming his first year of competition, showed great promise for next year. Show- ing exceptional form in the breast stroke, Pollard went through the season with only one defeat, that being in the Southern Con- ference. Captain Doughty, Irving, White, and Hardaway all turned in stellar per- formances in the dashes, while the distance events were well taken care of by Hob- litzell. Monograms were awarded to Captain Doughty, Captain-elect Irving, Pollard, White, Faulkner, Jones and Hardaway. Standing, left to right: Welton (manager) Faulkner, White Hardaway, Hoblifrel Dominick, Williams Seated, left to right: Rubira, Grant, Braznell Doughty (captain) Jones, Pollard Meem. TENNIS TEAM Before 1936 tennis at V. M. I. was kept in the background for lack of facilities. Scattered through the years, however, there have been successful teams. Mainly through the efforts and coaching of Captain Coyle, the Keydets have just completed the three most successful seasons in the history of the sport. We sin- cerely regret that he will be lost to the Insti- tute with his transference this June. At the beginning of this season the tennis prospects were very promising. " Boots " Taylor, last year ' s No. 1 player, Billy Verell, and Win- ston Coleman were returning, with the addi- tion of Chun Lau, a third classman from Can- ton, China, Dick Booth, Lee Brayton, and Jimmy Smith. In the season thus far the V. M. I. netmen have won four of their six matches, losing two contests to the strong U. of Virginia team, and downing the highly favored U. of Michigan 6-3. Other wins were at the expense of Roanoke College, Hampden Sydney, and V. P. I. Re- maining matches to be played at the time of this writing are with Maryland, Richmond, and William and Mary. In Captain " Boots " Taylor the keydets have a steady and brilliant player, while Verell, Cole- man, and Lau have also been largely responsible for the team ' s victories. The doubles combina- tion of Taylor and Verell has proved to be the highlight of the team for the last two seasons, going to the semi-finals in the Southern Confer- ence Tournament and losing only two matches in dual meets in the same number of years. Tennis at V. M. I. is in its infancy, and it is hoped that in succeeding years it will be on the up grade as it has in the past three seasons. Captain Coyle (Coach| Coleman, Smith Verell, Taylor (Captain) Lau, Booth Brayton THE PISTOL TEAM The firing of these men made the Pistol Team outstanding this year. A great part of the credit for the showing, however, should go to Capt. H. J. Coyle, U.S.A., whose persistence and coaching has brought the team up to its present high standards. Of approximately twenty matches fired this past year the Pistol Team came out exceptionally well, being on top in all but three. These included two shoulder-to- shoulder matches fired in Richmond and Fort Meyer, Virginia. Although the team lost an excellent shot when Long graduated, Spencer, this year ' s Captain, fired consistently high scores and was assisted by West, Moser, and Edens. For the first time this year pistol matches were included in the intramural list of sports and it was from the high scorers of these matches that the team was picked. Some new material was unearthed by this and among those who were outstanding were Fawley and Cameron from the First Class; Jarman and Knight, second class- men; Turner, Stevens and Shultz, third classmen who fired last year, and Drewry of the fourth class. Seated, left to right: Stev Mo Fawley, Spencer Cameron, Turner Shultz. Standing, left to right: Cooper, West Black, Edens. THE RIFLE TEAM With the firing of the National Inter- collegiate Rifle Matches in Washington, D. C, the V. M. I. Rifle Team completed its ' 37- ' 38 season. Besides firing postal matches with teams from all over the coun- try, the team was fortunate in being able to engage in several shoulder-to-shoulder matches. These included the Harrison- burg Rifle and Pistol Club, the Old Do- minion Rifle Club of Richmond, and the team representing Marine Barracks, Wash- ington, D. C. The Keydets defeated the first two and dropped a close one to the U.S.M.C. This year ' s team was seriously handi- capped by the loss, through graduation, of several of their former stars, but under the able leadership of Captain J. B. Cole the team got into shape quickly and continued in top form for the entire season. The five highest ranking men of the team this season were Stevens, Cole, Stroop, Love, and Blackman. All the men who compose the team are to be congratulated on their hard work and fine showing, for it is only through their interest that the sport is kept alive at V. M. I. With only Captain Cole and Myers leaving at Finals, the outlook for next year is very good. The remaining members of the squad will form a nucleus for next year and will be augmented by some good pros- pects developed from the Intramural matches. o Seated, left to right: Stevens, Tidwell Stroop, Cole Blackman Mitchell, Love Standing, left to right: Zollman (coach) Baldwin, Syme Smith, Shultz Turner, Bailey Myers. GOLDSMITH Captain Since the leaving of Captain Nils Grandfelt, the V. M. I. fencing team has been without a coach and has existed only because of the able work of the members of the team who coached themselves and ar- ranged all of their meets. This year it looked as if the sport was going to be dropped because of no supervision, but Maj. Ramey saved the swordsmen by tak- ing over the supervision of the team him- self and giving it the support of the Intra- mural Department. THE FENCING TEAM Under his supervision the Fencing Team engaged in four meets this year. The first meet of the season ended in victory for the Keydet fencers over V. P. I. by a score of 9 to 8. This proved to be the only win of the season as the swordsmen lost to Wil- liam and Mary, 12 to 5; Charleston Fenc- ing Club, 10 to 7, and Maryland, 18 to 7. The training and coaching was handled by Captain Goldsmith, Manager Hastings, and Weaver and the results were very good considering the relative inexperience in coaching of these men. The varsity was composed of Goldsmith and Quinn in foil sabre, Hastings and Do- land in foil and epee, Chase in foil, and Weaver in all three weapons. Since only Goldsmith will be lost by graduation, the rest of the team should profit by this year ' s experience and carry V. M. I. to new heights in this sport. Seated, left to right: Chase, (?ijinn, Goldsmith (Captain), Wills Standing: Franchina, Steed, Doland, Gilliam, Baker HORSE SHOW TEAM Under the able hand of Lieutenant Morton, graduate of the Fort Riley school of advanced equitation, a horse show team was organized in the early fall. Taking the best riders of the Cavalry and Artillery, Lieutenant Morton schooled both men and horses for the remainder of the fall months and during the winter as much as he could. A team of seven men, consisting of Captain Roussel, Heath, Hubard, Parker, Phipps, Van Deusen and Ward, was sent to Ft. Meyer to compete in the last two of the three winter shows. The first show was held during the mid-winter exams and no team could be sent. The team won second place in the college com- petition and showed up exceptionally well in the other classes when pitted against the won- derful horses and excellent riding of the Army Officers. Although no individual honors were taken in those classes, valuable experience was gained and the team was complimented highly on all sides by Army Officers and professional horsemen for the excellent horsemanship shown. The four-man team that got the red ribbon in the college competition was composed of Hub- ard, Van Deusen, Parker and Heath. The next show for the team was the Deep Run Hunt trials in Richmond. V. M. I. domi- nated the show by getting two blue ribbons and one yellow. Hubard took first in the light hunter class. Captain Roussel got the blue in the heavy hunter class and Phipps and Hubard carried away a third place for their exhibition in the pair class. So far not all the members of the team have competed in shows but these men, namely " Ham " Burger, Vaughn Taylor, and Dick Weightman, are expected to see action in the Hollins, V. P. I., or Staunton shows, and the whole team will put on an exhibition at Finals. Hubard, Young, Ward, Parker, Va Lieut. Morton, Heath, Weightrr eusen, Roussel (Captai Taylor, Turpin, Phipps After a lapse of nearly ten years, polo is once again a coming sport at V. M. I. Col. Burress, who played on the team when he was a cadet at V. M. I., is mainly respon- sible for the sport being started here once more. His cooperation gave the team a good start and helped them over the first few rough spots. On Captain Horton was placed the burden of teaching a willing but inexperi- enced squad how to play polo. He was well qualified for the job, being a well-known player and carrying a handicap of three goals. First, he spent months in training the horses who were as inexperienced as the players. Next came stick and ball work and finally when the team began to take form, scrim- THE POLO TEAM mages were held three times weekly. Last year several scheduled matches were played with the strong Fort Meyer team. Although we were defeated, the team gained valuable experience and made a creditable showing. This year Fort Meyer will be played again and also several other matches with nearby teams. The varsity playing squad consists of five men: Captain " Tango " Smith, Ranny Char- rington, Mac Tabb, Hugh Kerr, and Dick Hutchison. These men are supported by six recently added to the squad, namely: " Podo " Emerson, Downing, Hardaway, Thornton, Greenwood, and P. B. May. The three essentials of a good polo team are to ride hard, play hard, and hit hard. The strides that the V. M. I. team has made to- ward this goal are due entirely to the untiring and ceaseless efforts of Captain Horton. His leaving at the end of this year will be a great loss to the squad, but with the start he has given them and the increased interest of the Corps toward polo, next year ' s team should bring even greater honors to V. M. I. Left to right: Parker, Downing Charrington, Hardaw, Emerson, Hutchison Smith (Capt.), Parha Kerr, Tabb May, Horton CAPTAIN FOSTER Basketball CAPTAIN SWIFT Wrestling CAPTAIN REPLOGLE Football RAT SPORTS t row, left to right: Stacy, Carney, Sexton, Replogle (Captain), Shelby, Walker, Navas, Thrift Second row: Forcum, Welch, Simpson, Johnson, Parrish, Ayler, Thrasher, Marshall Third row: Tipton, Robinson, Nelson, Jackson, Brown, Thorpe, Curie Fourth row: Col. Heflin (Coach), Williamson (Manager), Bowman, Roper, Coach Elmore FOOTBALL When an athletic team finishes a season undefeated, that season can be declared a suc- cessful one. By this yardstick, or any other one, the little red team had a successful sea- son and one which they can look back on with pride. Coach Elmore, another former Alabama star, found a wealth of material in the rat class and lost no time in getting them into shape. The team turned out by Coach El- more and Col. Heflin won easily from their first two opponents. In the opening game of the season the little Keydets took the Nor- folk Navy Yard Apprentice School, 46-0, and then defeated the Portsmouth Navy Yard Apprentice School, 39-0. The next game they won from Richmond, freshmen, 19-12, breaking a tie in the last two minutes of play. Then they met a spirited team from V. P. I. on Armistice Day and were held to a scoreless tie in a game that was marred by many fumbles. The rats redeemed them- selves the next week by routing the highly rated Maryland freshmen, 26-0. The little red team scored a touchdown in the last play of the game, putting a fitting climax on a triumphant season. During the year they proved themselves an invaluable asset to the varsity in practice sessions and gave V. M. I. friends hopes of some real ball playing in fu- ture years. To list the men responsible for the success of the team would necessitate calling the whole roll of the squad. Some of the players whom you can expect to hear from in varsity competition are: center, " Red " Replogle, the scrappy captain of the team; " Ripper " Wal- ker, a great blocker; two elusive runners in Carney and " Son " Shelby, who is also a passer; Neil Brown, a wonderful line plunger and a punter who kicks with either foot; Nel- son, Jackson, Davidson, and Tipton who will add weight and fight to any line and two fighting guards in Navas and Stacy. The flanks were more than ably held down by Tom Thrasher, Sexton, and Marshall. It has been said that any team is made by its reserves — and Pitts, Thorpe, Ayler, John- son, and Parrish were outstanding in this capacity. Seated, left to right: Rashkin, Carney. Foster (captain), Gott, Huyett, Davisson, Stumpf. Burger (manager), Hill, Parrish, Foresman, Forcum, Sexton, Elmore (coach). BASKETBALL Under the direction of Coach Elmore the Rat Basketball Squad completed a highly successful season, winning 10 of 13 games. The Rats opened the season with a 30-25 victory over Jefferson High School of Roa- noke. A close game decision over Glass High School in Lynchburg followed this excellent start, and in succession they won over Green- brier Military School, Benedictine High School, University of Virginia Freshmen and Glass High again. The V. P. I. Freshmen were responsible for the first defeat of the season in a nip and tuck game which they finally won, 34-27. The Rats returned to their original form in the next three games and defeated Green- brier, Shenandoah Valley Academy and Lex- ington High School. In the game with Green- brier Stumpf ran wild to score 21 points, giving V. M. I. a 42-26 victory. The Rats ' second setback came at the hands of the University of Virginia Fresh- men. Trailing all through the game, and never seeming to get their stride, they lost, 38-14. The William and Mary and V. P. I. ex- tension School of Norfolk gave the Rats their third and last defeat by rallying in the last half to chalk up a 29-25 final score. An easy win over V. P. I., in a return game, closed a successful season. Shelby, Stumpf, Gott, Parrish, Foster, Jackson, Foresman, and Rashkin showed their ability early, and saw action in every game. The outstanding playing of " Son " Shelby and Eddie Stumpf throughout the season earned for them honorable All-State mention. Sexton, Carney, Huyett and Davisson showed possibilities along with Richmond, Hill, Thrasher, Forcum and Satterfield. The reg- ular players of this year ' s rat team showed a variety of capabilities, and should greatly aid in developing a strong varsity team next year. Seated, left to right: Wilson, Littlejohn, Jacobs, Butler, Willi; Standing: Murden, (manager), Richards, Sweeney, Hill, Gallows Heflin (coach). Howton, Replogle, Swift, Brown, i, Navis, Ayler, Hampton, Oglesby, WRESTLING The Freshman Wrestling Team closed their most successful season in recent years when they defeated the Navy Plebes at An- napolis on February 12th. They completed the season with no losses out of four meets and with four undefeated regulars. The first meet, with the Augusta Military Academy at Fort Defiance, was marked by plenty of fast wrestling and several falls. The little Keydets chalked up wins in five matches against A. M. A. ' s two to make the score 28 to 10. The V. M. I. yearlings took six of their eight bouts in defeating the V. P. I. Fresh- men, 28 to 6. In winning this bout, V. M. I. took five falls and one decision and V. P. I. took two decisions. In their return meet with A. M. A., the boys showed a great deal more wrestling abil- ity and defeated the visitors, 29 to 5, losing only one match. The little Keydets closed an undefeated season by taking a strong Navy team into camp by a 17 to 13 score. Bobby Combs, 155-pounder; Steve Swift, 175-pounder, and Neil Brown, unlimited, each won all four of their season matches, while Price Littlejohn, 125-pounder, won three. Swift looked like first-rate varsity ma- terial all through the schedule, getting three falls in his first three bouts and a decision in his last. As a reward for his ability he was selected captain of the rat wrestling team by his teammates. Wilson, Jacobs, Horton, Willis, Replogle, and Butler all saw action during the season and will be on hand next year to fill up the gaps that will be left by six lettermen who graduate in June. The team was ably coached by Colonel Heflin whose fine work was more responsible for the team ' s success than any other single factor. st row, left to right: Maling, Newbold, Littlejohn, Lampley, Sills, Louthan, Bache, Dance, Spenc Second row: Harrell, Brown, Steed, Dale, Moore, Dirzulaitis, Walker, Franchina Third row: Swift, Rockwood (Captain), Jackson, Palmer, Pitts, Read, Simpson, Tipton, Martin rth row: Coach Son Read, Rudolph, Killey, Dennis (Manager), Duncan, Assistant Coach Laslii TRACK TEA The Rat Track Squad made their debut under V. M. I. colors against the Freshmen squad of William and Mary College. In this meet they were defeated 74-43, but this is no indication of the work of the Rats, as this was their initial meet. The following week the squad journeyed to Charlottesville to meet the University of Virginia Freshmen. The Cavalier Squad proved stronger and defeated the Rats 71 Y 2 to 44 2- But as the season went on the squad continued to show improvement and reached its peak at the meet with V. P. I. The Rat Squad defeated the V. P. I. Freshmen 60 1-3 to 56 2-3 in a story-book finish — the result of the meet not being decided until the last event, the low hur- dles. Outstanding in the middle distance races were Rockwood, Louthan and Dale, while in the longer distances were Neubold and Dance. In the field eve nts Jackson and Brown should prove a big help to the var- sity in the discus, while Dirzulaitis in the high jump and Lampley in the broad jump should furnish some help to next year ' s squad. Charles Rockwood, middle distance run- ner, was elected captain of the Rat Track Squad. First row, left to right: Shelby, Replogle, Butler, Gott, Lillard, Na : Coach Elmore, Stokes, Carney, Stumpf, Nelson, Reutt, Brook, Jac RAT BASEBALL The record made by V. M. I. ' s " Little Nine " so far this season will be a mark for future teams to aim at. As usual a group of young and inexperienced boys showed up for the first practice, but they showed themselves to be willing workers and eager to learn. With Coach Elmore ' s " That ' s the way to whip, boys " keeping them hustling, they soon turned into a smooth ball team under his coaching. Al- though the team was not at its full strength until after spring football practice and therefore had very little time to practice, the showing in the first few games was up to mid-season standards. The hitting power and fielding ability increased from game to game as shown by the score book. The major portion of the credit of the team ' s success should go to Coach Elmore, who did the impossible in " whipping " what seemed at first to be a hopeless crowd of sandlotters into a good ball club. The most promising players and the ones who will be of most value to the varsity in the future were Carney, shortstop; Stumpf, pitcher; and Shelby, pitcher and first base. Another good prospect was Stokes, a first string catcher who was declared ineligible. If this team brings up the fight and spirit they have shown to the varsity next year, a real ball club will be seen at the Institute. MAJOR M. G. RAMEY Director The Intramural Council at V. M. I. holds a unique place in the extra-curricular activities of the Corps. This Council, made up of fourteen members from the First class, determines the recreational activities of the entire seven hundred men. Under the super- vision of the Intramural Director their work must be done with the best interests of the entire Corps at heart, and not with selfish ideas for the benefit of the company which they represent. The personnel of the Council consists of the Senior Managers, one for each Company, who are appointed by the Intramural Director, as is the Secretary of the Council, and the Company Managers elected by a majority vote of the Company or appointed by the Company Com- mander. INTRAMURAL SPORTS This Council, in bi-weekly meetings, settles ques- tions of schedules, eligibility, rules and methods of play, and conduct of games. They handle protests and settle disputes when these uncommon occurrences arise. In addition to the above, members of the Council select, control, and manage the teams and squads which represent their unit in the regimental competition. Intramural sports at V. M. I. are conducted on a scheduled basis, the details of which are much the same as scheduled games between intercollegiate rivals and the rivalry is sometimes much more intense. When innovations are suggested in the control and operation of Intramural Sports, the Council weighs the matter very carefully and renders a decision that is fair, just and in keeping with the merits of the case. Intramural rivalry is very keen, each company seek- ing the highest possible stand. The point tabulation toward the Garnett-Andrews Cup for the best Com- pany in the Corps shows a percentage of points for efficiency in Intramural Sports, and this fact makes it imperative that the Intramural Managers work in close harmony with the Cadet Captain of the Com- pany. The Intramural Cup is as much desired by the Company as the Garnett-Andrews Cup, and is just as important to the Company Manager. The Intramural Council enjoys privileges and shares responsibilities that are worthy of the best of any cadet. How well the Councils of the past have done their job is proved in the Intramural records of V. M. I. — without equal in the nation. (seated), left to right: Doerr, Fosque, Shelton. ! Standing: Bell, Lugar, Martin, Sayford, Maj. Dixon, Doughty, Gv. ing, Todd, Shreve. In Appreciation . . . On these two pages appear several snapshots taken at random during the course of the past year ' s intramural program. As these pictures suggest, the range of these sports is extensive, so that every man in the corps has an opportunity to participate. In order to put across such a vast program it is essential that we have a man in charge who is capable, efficient, and popular with the entire corps. The Institute has been fortunate in having a man in whom is to be found each of these traits: Major M. G. Ramey. Under his management intramural activities have been greatly enlarged and expanded in the past few years. New sports are being added each year. But accompanying this growth in the number and variety of sports has been a growth and development in the individual, physically, mentally, and morally. It is for this that we are grateful and it is for this that the corps joins in praising a worth- while and fruitful work on the part of an outstanding man. GYM TEAM The V. M. I. Gym Team, annually working hard from the middle of April until Finals to put on a single exhibition, is V. M. I. ' s oldest athletic team, and although gym is no longer an intercollegiate sport it has made its place in every Finals program a spectacular one. In recent years, since Captain Nils Granfeld left, Major M. G. Ramey has coached the members. This year, however, Captain F. H. McNeal has taken over the directorship, and the fine show- ing made by the newcomers as well as the older members of the team attests to his abilities. Pairs or groups, as well as individuals, shared the honors this year on the parallel bars, the rings, the horizontal bar, and the tumbler ' s mats. Doug Reeves, captain of the ' 38 team, proved his right to his laurels as one of the most outstanding all-round men in the group with his versatility on the horizontal bar, the par- allel bars, and as a tumbler. Other specialty artists lost by graduation are Len Martin on the rings and the horizontal bar; the Bickford- Foust combination in tumbling; Mullen on the horizontal bar; and Bob Dixon, the ringster of Iron Cross fame. These vacancies will be filled, however, by such men as Riddick on the rings and the parallel bars; Irving on the horizontal bar; Quinn on the rings and horizontal bar; Eladio Rubira, master of the tumbler ' s mat; McMann on the parallel bars, the rings, and the horizontal bar; Morrison and Richards on the horizontal bar; P. B. and D. L. May on the rings; and Richards on the rings and hori- zontal bar. In addition to these individuals and combination gymnasts the entire Fourth Class staged a mass show in group calisthenics. First row, left to right: Shelton, Dixon, Bickford, Re Rubira, Miller, P. B. May, D. L. May, Wills, Mo (Captain), Foust, Martin, McMann. Second row: Richards, n. Third row: Harris, Glover, Peake, Riddick, Hendrick, V 1 t 9 ° n r_,aeW» W " f i a n ° r 3 5 boa tfu siilt ' ' . iiii v ,: Oro anization T V l 8 OX T 9 1 V tfv Y chant, Gray, Butler, Fergus ght, Fiedler (Fresident), Pancake, Foust, Rlddleberger, Irving. THE HONOR COURT To arrive at the basic strength of V. M. I., one must go further than the Spirit, the loyalty, the tradition. One must go deeper and deeper until the real, fundamental strength is uncovered and is found to be the oldest and grandest principle in the history of man — that of Honor. The Honor System as it is at V. M. I. is a system of the Corps, for the Corps, and by the Corps. Herein lies its strength. Were it not for this strength, the foundations of the Institute, which have withstood the ravages of time, would crumble. Take away the deep, inherent sense of Honor, the almost fanatical desire to preserve for- ever a reputation for integrity, and V. M. I. ' s appeal would be silenced. Allow for an instant the word of a V. M. I. man to be questioned, and the breaking of thousands of staunch hearts would be heard ' round the world. With the Honor System so established, life within the Corps is untainted by suspicion and mistrust. Every man comes to realize more fully the value of Honor as applied to every phase of his existence. He sees that there are only two ways of doing a thing, the right way and the wrong way, and he leaves V. M. I. with a criterion which will always serve as his guide. To head such a powerful system, a group of men is needed whose integrity and equitable sense of values is superior, and who have earned the respect of the Corps. The Honor Court fills this position. To say that the men on the Court must be of unquestionable character is unnecessary, for it is composed of the leaders of the several classes, leaders by virtue of their exemplary qualities. They lend strength to their position and cause, not through threats, but rather through the example they set. Being members of the Corps, they fully understand whatever situation which might arise, and are in a position to give an unbiased opinion. In their hands rests the welfare of V. M. I., and their only interest is to preserve it. Sitting, left to right: Butler, Ferguson, Wainwright, Fiedler, Panca Standing, Flinn, Irving, Gray, Riddleberger. Foust, Merchant. THE GENERAL COMMITTEE Whenever a group of men live in close association as they do at V. M. I. — each man a member of one of the four classes, each concerned with individual problems incident to his status in the Corps — there must necessarily be an organization to med- iate upon the many problems arising from such an existence. To create a unity without a correspond- ing loss of individuality, to promote a har- mony between, and maintain the distinctive privileges of the several classes without de- priving any one class of its inalienable rights, and to punish fairly and impartially any infraction of these privileges as well as breaches of gentlemanly etiquette which reflect on the jealously-guarded reputation of the Corps, are the problems of an or- ganization known as the General Commit- tee. To thoroughly understand situations as they are presented, to have a knowledge based on actual experience, to have the wel- fare of the Corps at heart, and to be be- yond the reach of favoritism or prejudice, this committee must not only be drawn from the Corps but from the leaders within the Corps. These men, thus honored, gain their po- sitions by election, and hold them by the respect they command. Since its members are representative, any action taken by the organization has the support of the Insti- tute as a whole, and every man in barracks feels it his duty and privilege to cooperate. There is no iron hand of fear held over the Corps, but rather an effort directed to promote mutual understanding. In this way do the traditions and strength of V. M. I. go on through the years. T v 9 3 vt 1 Q3 V 1XV .v THE HOP COMMITTEE R. S. Cottrell, Jr President T. W. Campbell Vice-President N. Baldwin ' , Jr Business Manager C. E. Tennesson, Jr Treasurer An important part of every cadet ' s life at V. M. I. is his recreation. He must do something to break the monotony of barracks and military life. It was in view of this that the Hop Committee was established. From the first it was an organization whose purpose was to bring recreation to the cadets in the form of the finest Hops in the South. Some of the Hop Committees did this by bringing the nation ' s finest orchestras to Ninety-Four Hall. This year the Hop Commit- tee carried on its tradition but showed that the best orchestras are not the most expensive. Starting with Mai Hallet at Openings, continuing with Barney Rapp at Thanksgiving, Will Osborne at Mid- Winters, Guy Lombardo at the unsurpassed Easter Hops, and finally ending with Will Osborne (by popular request) and Jimmy Dorsey at the incomparable Finals Set, the year was successful beyond all expectations. Who will ever forget Barney Rapp ' s version of the V. M. I. " Alma Mater, " or the reception Will Osborne ' s Orchestra received at Mid- Winters? Where can one find a year of dances to compare with the one just past? The ever necessary First Class Hops with the Commanders playing left an enviable record. Small wonder it is that many enjoy them as much as the big sets. The Com- manders proved that they were one of the best orchestras in the state. The biggest factors that made this year such a successful one were the excellent co- operation of the Corps, and the fact that the Hop Committee was ably led by Stuart Cottrell, supported by a well-balanced com- mittee, each member eager to do his part to the best of his ability. A step forward this year was the fram- ing of a Constitution to become effective with the new Hop Committee at Finals. Being an organization whose activities in- volve the Corps, its traditions were not enough, so a Constitution was framed, clearly defining points that were only done as a custom in the past. The V. M. I. Hop Committee presents this Constitution as its part toward the Greater V. M. I. Seated, left to right: Charrington, Williamson, Campbell, Cottrell, Baldwin, Butler, Young. First row, standing: Taylor, Gwaltney, Roussel, Fiedler, Hutchison, Powell, Darling, Ferguson. Second row, standing: Wainwright, Abbitt, Spencer, Twombley, Foust, Pancake. t 9 3 1° T 9 8 V rev V SECOND CLASS FINANCE COMMITTEE HASTINGS Chairman In charge of all matters of finance with- in the Corps with the exception of the hops, the Second Class Finance Committee is es- sentially the most active organization in the school. As its name implies, its work is carried on by members of the Second Class but to be successful demands the whole-hearted support of the entire Corps. The various functions of this committee include the sale and delivery of newspapers and magazines, the sale of stationery and Christmas cards, and the showing of a mov- ing picture in Jackson Memorial Hall ev- ery Saturday night. Continuing the prac- tice begun by last year ' s committee, the present organization has conducted the sale of flowers to cadets for their dates on hop week-ends. Finally, the Blue Room, where cigarettes and refreshments are sold dur- ing the hops, is under the management of the Finance Committee. The proceeds from the enterprises of the committee serve to defray the expenses of the Second Class Ring Figure and the Final Ball given for the First Class. Seated, left to right: Hudgins, McCarthy, Riddleberger, Bond, Hastings, Irving, Gray, Johnson, Parham. Standing: Morrisson, Moseley, Slaughter, Chiles, Ellison, Ellis, Burgess, Littrell, Mitchell, Edwards, Brit+ingha OFFICERS OF GUARD THE Officers G. E. Butler President A. R. Parham Secretary True worth is more than skin deep; the zebra, with all his stripes, is only a sport model jack- ass. While the emblems of our noble order are not the sabre and gold chevrons, we are not without our good points. The Officers of the Guard, made up of all First Class Privates, exert a powerful influence in the shaping of the destiny of the Corps. It is theirs to maintain the sacred " V. M. I. Spirit " and to promote a feeling of unity within the Corps of Cadets. The O. G. ' s Association is the result of four years hard work on the part of its members. They have drilled together, walked tours to- gether, and played together. It becomes then more a brotherhood than a mere organization G. E. BUTLER — a brotherhood striving in unison for a Greater V. M. I. The officers of this year ' s association were fortunately chosen. Bobby Butler has shown himself to be a capable and progressive presi- dent, and under his leadership the O. G. ' s have had a remarkably successful year. " Doc " Par- ham, in the capacity of secretary, has, by his efficient work, proved himself to be an able min- ister of propaganda. In after years we shall remember with pride the firm friendship of our brother O. G. ' s. Theirs was incomparable class spirit. Selfish- ness has been a thing unknown. Spirit, cour- age, loyalty to school and class have been the tenets of our society, and to you, " ' 39, " we bequeath them to sustain as we have done. THEHEALTHFVLAND PLEASANT- ABODE- GFA- CROWD OF HONORABLE YOVTHS- PRESSING Vp TH E- Hill OF- SCIENCE : WITH -NOBLE • EMVLATION A- GRATIFYING SPECTACLE : ANHONORTO - OVR- COVNTRY AND-OVR STATE : OBJECTS - OF HONEST- PRiDETO THEIR- INSTRUCTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS OF - CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE ■ STATE PROVDOFHER FAME AND READY- IN- EVER.Y- TIME OF DEEPEST -PERIL ,9 " SAYFORD Assistant Editor H. C. YOUNG Assistant Editor CHARRINGTON Associate Editor C. A. YOUNG Photographic Editor WILLIAMSON Outrage Editor The Bo PANCAKE Editor-in-Chief LEIGH Assistant Edito READ Assistant Sports Edito WAINWRIGHT Sports Editor WEIGHTMAN MCCARTHY Typist Editor 1939 Bomb TWOMBLY Collector BOYER Advertising Manage COLE Collector DENNIS Collector BOOTH Collector L9 m b 38 FOUST less Manage BC )ND Manager SPENCER TENNESSON LANE STEIDTMANN 1939 Bomb Collector Collector Collector Collector SCARBURGH Sports Editor CLARK Alumni Editor CHARRINGTON Feature Editor YOUNG FOSQUE Exchange Editor Sports Editor The C a DARLING Editor-in-Chief BURGESS Radio Editor ANDREWS Associate Editor HUDGINS Associate Editor ADAMS LOGAN Associate Editor Associate Editor FOSOUE DENNIS SHELTON POWELL DIUGUID Assistant to the Business Cir filiation Man ager Subs :ription Man ager Staff Secretary Assistant to the Manager Manager V.M.I d e t GWALTNEY Business Manage Assistants to the Business Manage ELLERSON «fc T 9 3 8 )o SECOND CLASS SHOW 1937 Lexington, Va., April 23, 1937 — Tonight in Jackson Memorial Hall, the Second Class Show as presented by the Class of 1938 opened success- fully before a packed house. Randolph Charring- ton ' s production, " Ten Four and Sixty-Four, " ex- cited some of the most favorable comment that critics have bestowed on any annual show. The chorus, under the direction of Mrs. M. G. Ramey, the title scene, the VMI Commanders, the " ' 38 Club, " and " Pinkhams Prep " all combined to make the show the season ' s outstanding entertain- ment of the cadet year. The background for the show was furnished by the choral singing of the newly-formed Institute Glee Club, and their rendition of " stout-hearted Men, " " Ranger ' s Song, " and " Song of Love " was worthy of praise. The title scene of the production, dealing with the price paid for nocturnal misdemeanors, was ably played by " Cherry " Charrington, " Wimpy " Wel- RANDOLPH CHARRINGTON ton, " Podo " Emerson, " C C. " Cole, " Jay-Vee " Taylor, Charlie Shelton, Walter Roussel, and " Scotchy " Weitzner. " Steeple-Head " Cottrell, acting in the capacity of Master of Ceremonies, led the " Club ' 38 " through a riotous performance, and in the final scene, " Pinkham ' s Prep, " the hilarious perform- ance of " Smoky " Patton, Dick Booth, " Ponzo " Seaton, and Frank Sayford completed the very enjoyable evening. ated, left to right: Smith, Booth, Sayford, Charrington (Director), Cottrell, Rou Standing: Taylor, Randolph, Emerson, Patton, Welton, Seaton, Shelton WAT ELLERSON Director The class of ' 39 showed an individualistic strain in presenting for the first time at the Easter Hops a three-act play. Feeling that the skits and take- offs on barracks life presented by former Second Classes were for the most part similar and lost on most of the audiences, Wat Ellerson, Director of the Show, and the cast presented in behalf of the Class of ' 39 " Captain Applejack. " Taking the lead, Jimmy Bailey portrayed Am- SECOND CLASS SHOW 1938 brose Applejohn with a naturalness that was the source of constant amusement. " Hank " Bernstein as Ivan Borolsky played the part of that mad " Roosian " with a fervor too real to have been feigned. Another outstanding male character was J. L. McRae in the role of Ambrose ' s stone-faced butler, Lush. Kenny Slaughter, Jimmy Hughes, and Misha Kadick, together with the members of the private crew completed the male cast. Truly terrific is the only appropriate description for the two principal female impersonators, Len Cooper as Anna Valeska and M. B. MacKinnon as the heart-throb, Poppy Faire. Other would-be calics included W. G. Rennolds and J. W. Bow- man. An important but rather inconspicuous part in the show was that played by the " men behind the scenes. " Stage Manager Barnes, Prop Manager Feddeman, and Electricians Mitchell and Bernard led the stage and " effect " crews. T V l9 5 ± l T 9 6 -rev » THE SECRET EIGHT It ' s not military, it ' s not social, it ' s not aca- demic, the penalty for membership, if you ' re caught, is dismissal, but it ' s an essential part of V. M. I. tradition — that ' s the Secret Eight. Since the beginning of V. M. I. history, un- der the various names of Certified Fifteen, Certified Thirteen, Secret Eight, C. F. ' s, etc., the organization has been an institution in which membership is not elective or appointive, but voluntary. The story of how it was founded has long since been forgotten, but the motive is easily understood by any V. M. I. man. Each year a certain group of Third Classmen bind themselves in a certified agreement to throw as many bombs as indicated by the class numeral. The Secret Eight of the Class of ' 38 set out with that in mind, but due to unforeseen cir- cumstances, only two were thrown. (Unfore- seen circumstances: the apprehension of one member.) It may be interesting to some, even now to hear how the ' 38 bombs were thrown. Only four men, roommates, threw them. One bomb was brought back after Christmas furlough, but the powder to make another accompanied it, and another was made in Room 222 out of plaster-of-Paris, insulating tape, and dynamite fuse. The plan was for two men to go on the third and fourth stoops to yell " Bomb in the Courtyard! " while two reported leave to the sinks with bombs under their bathrobes. They were lit and thrown from North Arch and the throwers were innocently taking showers when they exploded. But the best laid plans some- times go awry — one man was unlucky. That is one plan, gentlemen of the Third Class, and may you take note of it, and of the following rules of the Secret Eight. Follow them and may you give a successful " Bomb in the Courtyard! " 1. Not over 3 lbs. black powder per bomb. 2. No wire, metal, or glass. 3. Three-minute fuse (or more) on all bombs. 4. Dynamite forbidden. 5. " Bomb in the Courtyard " must be called after bomb is thrown. 6. Honor court offense to call " Bomb in the Courtyard " unnecessarily. uford, Van Ho THE FLOATING UNIVERSITY Every July heralds the approach of another of the famous cruises from the fair port of V. M. I. Around the middle of this month a select few composed of " triflers, " " thick ap- ples, " " victims of fate, " and other cream of the corps embark on the S. S. (Summer School) Floating University for a six weeks ' cruise through uncharted waters for the purpose of gaining first-hand information on those scien- tific phenomena, corn, carousal, and cater- wauling — and incidentally to study (?) the mysteries of Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, and other allied subjects. Last summer ' s cruise was one which will re- main long in the memories of those fortunate ones who made the journey. After the first confusion of embarking things went along very smoothly. From landlubbers we all developed into the best of sailors. Pitch and roll as the deck might, our sea-legs were equal to the occa- sion and few indeed were the times when we suffered from the gastronomic disturbances so common to amateur sailors. To provide variety, various games were devised, such as " Cops and Robbers, " " Playing Hookey, " " Catch me if you can, " and others. One intrepid member even rode a sea (?) horse into the cabin boy ' s suite. The high spot of the cruise was reached, how- ever, when a dance was held at one port of call. Ah, how we caroused, and caterwauled! (to say nothing of throat-cutting!) It was here that one member so unfortunately mistook his nose for his chin and confused soap-suds with a na- tive concoction of flavored sea-foam. Just before our last stop, quite a few were dis- mayed to find that their computations in Cal- culus, Physics, etc., were faulty, and a frenzied effort was made to correct these mistakes. Luck- ily the majority were successful and disaster was averted. Those few who found the task too difficult offered their services to the Chinese Army, upon reaching home port, as expiation for their failure. It was with relief that we forsook the strain and work of the last few days of our journey, but as we disembarked the joy of homecoming was tinged with regret that no more would we hear the familiar cry in the still of the night — " Matey, I wish this bunk would quit rolling. " 9 3 8 V- F t: 9 DUDLEY P. DIGGES Manager and Director Hampered by the loss of last year ' s star trumpet man, Frank Thomas, and last year ' s director, Joe Ford, the V. M. I. Commanders started the sea- son under the leadership of Spider Norberg, ver- satile piano player, composer, and arranger. The Fourth Class yielded two additions to the sax section, Frank Booker on baritone and Ed Hen- sley on the tenor, the latter turning out to be one of the best sax men that the Commanders have had for several years. The passage of time saw several members well on their way to rivalling the performance of the famed " musical Yankee " who boasted that he V. M. I. COMMANDERS could play any instrument in the band. Cronin turned from the piano to take over the first sax assignment, while Pappy Hatfield turned his bull fiddle loose to Roger Beebe in order to take over the first trumpet position which had been vacated by Morrison. Jack Johnson handled the third sax chair while Dudley Digges remained at trombone. Charlie Murden stayed in his old place as drum- mer, sharing the job with Ed Williams, and Al Carr rounded out the rhythm section on guitar. Dudley Digges took care of the manager ' s job, and when Spider Norberg left he also took over the duties of director. In addition to First Class Hops the band travelled to Stuart Hall, Randolph-Macon, Green- brier College, Harrisonburg Teacher ' s, Sweet Briar, Hotel John Marshall in Richmond, and played several fraternity dances at Washington and Lee. After a new sound system had been purchased to replace the one lost over the summer, Jimmy Bailey handled the vocals as he had done in the preceding year. With an enviable reputation established in sur- rounding schools and expecting the return of all of its present members, the Commanders look for- ward to a successful year with the beginning of the next school term. THE V. M. I. GLEE CLUB The present V. M. I. Glee Club grew out of the Second Class Show of 1937. At that time Mrs. M. G. Ramey directed a chorus of about forty-five voices, drawn entirely from the three lower classes, which sang between the acts of the show. Towards the end of last Oc- tober the need for a permanent glee club at V. M. I. was felt. Permission was requested to organize one and was granted by the Super- intendent. Mrs. Ramey consented to direct this new glee club, and Major Ramey to act as faculty advisor. Officers were chosen, and M. R. Beebe was elected president. W. H. Mc- Carthy, H. W. Ellerson, and G. V. Doerr were elected vice-president, secretary, and li- brarian respectively. The Glee Club is composed of a chorus of fifty voices. Its four soloists are R. P. Smith, J. R. Carter, F. H. Barksdale and R. D. Ek- lund. J. H. Cronin is the cadet accompanist. Classical and semi-classical music is used almost entirely, but a few lighter numbers are included in each concert. A sample program would in- MRS. M. G. RAMEY Director elude such songs as " The Pilgrim ' s Chorus, " " The Erl King, " " Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes " and the Negro spiritual " Shortnin ' Bread. " The Glee Club has given several concerts and a radio broadcast. It also played an im- portant part in the Apple Blossom Festival at Winchester, which was held during the last part of April. Wherever it has sung, it has been very well received by those who heard it. v 19 3 V t t 9 rev THE ' HEAfcTHFVL ' ANJJPllASAHT-ABODEOF-A ' CRDWD ' QFHONORABLE YOVTHS- PRESSING VF- THE HILL OF- SCIENCE : WITH - NOBLE- EMYIATSQN A- GRATIFYING-SPECTACLE : ANHQNORTOOYRCOVNTRYAND©YR STATE ' OBJECTS- OF HONEST- PRIDE-TO -THEIR- IN,STRYCTQRS-AND- FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE -STATE PROVDQF- HER FAME AND ■ READY- IN ■ EVERYTIMEOF • DEEPEST- PERIL JTO-iONDlg TE -«ER K NOA OF EF|»D HER R1QHTS ■ • - YANKEE CLUB " Mister, you ' re not proud of being a Damnyankee, are you? " " YES, SIR! " The answer from the first day of Rathood to the last day of the First Class year is always the same. Although infinitely out- numbered and in enemy territory, no Yan- kee has yet failed to stand up for the North. The Yankee Club, as an organization, has always kept up with, if not set the pace for, the other sectional clubs at V. M. I., even though the homes of the mem- bers are scattered over a wide area. Dur- ing the Christmas furlough a dance was held at the Park Lane Hotel in New York City. Practically all of the cadets and alumni in the immediate vicinity attended, as well as many others, some of whom had to travel over a hundred miles to be at the gathering. It is also the custom of the Yankee Club to hold an annual banquet at the R. E. Lee Hotel during the spring of each year to further the interests of the brotherhood of the North. Some of the most important activities are strictly informal and spontaneous. From First Call until Taps, and even far into the night, little groups of two or three Yankees can be found hotly upholding the supremacy of the North over the South or explaining the charms of God ' s Country to large audiences of attentive, if some- what skeptical " Rebs. " In spite of the vehemence with which the Yankees assert their superiority over their Southern neighbors, however, they ad- mit that they came, they saw, and they found the South the home of people who welcomed them to a fine state, a fine school, and a fine group of men whose brother rats they are proud to be called. S o c i a .. T e 9 3» v T 9 3 o THE FINAL GERMAN A. H. FIEDLER Leader of the Final Ge On Monday Night of Finals the gradu- ating First Class presents its farewell figure. As the first classman passes through Me- morial Garden — gaily lighted up by vari- colored lights and a V. M. I. full moon — a shadow crosses his heart with the realiza- P. E. B. WAINWRIGHT Assistant Leader of the Final Ge tion that tonight is his last figure at V. M. I. Again during the figure a lump wells in his throat, but it is soon forgotten as the couples gather around the favor table and the girls receive the traditional White Bombs. The figure is over. Will Osborne leads off with a lively tempo — Thirty- Eight ' s last dance is on. But the Final German is only a symbol of change, for although the first classman is leaving V. M. I. as a cadet, never to re- turn, V. M. I. will never leave him — and that is the consoling thought. The ties that have been made will never be broken. He is soon to join the most fortunate group of men in the world: the graduates of the Virginia Military Institute. And with these things in mind the brother rats of Thirty-Eight prepare to make the night of June 13, 1938, one that they will fondly remember for the rest of their lives. THE MONOGRAM HOP n, A. H. FIEDLER Leader of the Monogram Figu Throughout the year, from September till May, Alumni Field and Ninety-Four Hall are crowded with cadets seeking to win places on V. M. I. teams. Those who are successful are awarded the monogram — one of the most significant honors which the Institute can bestow on her sons. And once each year — the Saturday Night of Finals — the Monogram Hop is given in tribute to those who have represented V. M. I. in the sporting world throughout the past year. All the members of the Monogram Club wear the monogram sweater and each takes part in the Monogram Figure which marks the formal opening of the Finals Hops. This year President Al Fiedler and Vice- President Dick Strickler lead the column of gray and white-clad lettermen as they step out to the soft music of Jimmy Dorsey and his band. The bright Red, White, and Yellow letters add color and dash to the already gayly decorated gym, and are re- flected in the large monogram on the sound board. The Figure soon proves the participants as graceful on the dance floor as on the athletic field, but soon the lines break, the couples separate and glide away — the Hop is on, and Finals, 1938, have begun! R. D. STRICKLER Assistant Leader of the Monogram Figur T ' 9 36 vt T 9 8 rev THE RING FIGURE AND FINAL BALL Mess jackets with gold buttons, white evening dresses with gay flowers, the soft strains of lovely music, and the Second Classmen walk onto the floor of ' 94 " Hall " to receive the symbol of their lifelong membership in the V. M. I. Corps — their class rings. A mere band of gold — yes; but tangible evidence of the heritage which is to be theirs always, the heritage of a century of tradition. It will serve to recall memories of their four happiest years, and to inspire a life which will do honor to the Vir- ginia Military Institute. To the Second Class also comes the honor of giving the Final Ball. The First Class has turned over the reins of responsibility. The Second Class comes to the center of the stage. But there are numerous friends and the entire corps — not to mention the First Class — to assist them in cele- brating the Final Ball of ' 38. The gray light of dawn finally brings the wild festivities to a halt. First Classmen turn away from Will Osborne ' s unparalleled orchestrations with an indescribable sense of loss — V. M. I. for them is no longer home. But lead on, ' 39, to a grand centennial year. Beauties • The girls whose pictures you sent in for your Beauty Section were a cute bunch, but no more than should be forthcoming from V. M. I. because their record remains high — always has been. Sincerely yours, McClelland Barclay. Miss Rau Francis Miss Evelu n W lalley Nicho. Miss Jessie Mae Cover Miss Betty Purser Miss Jean Riddick Miss Margie Morton Miss Edna Hoggard Miss Barbara Frankish Miss Mary Fay Jenks Miss Ellen Green Miss Mary Elizabeth Petticrew Miss Virginia Lee Hooker Miss Mary Jane Peoples Miss lean Luck Miss Bette Mattox Miss Martha Davis IT ' S AN OUTRAGE T. N. WILLIAMSON, Outrage Editor Col. Stiedtmann: " The inside of the earth is a molten mass of rock and flame. " Cadet: " Ain ' t that hell? " Father: ;; Mary, who was that cadet I saw you kissing last night? " Mary: " What time was it? " Third Classman: " Misto, don ' t spit on the floor. " Rat: " ' Smatter, is it leaking? " She: " There are lots of couples that don ' t pet in parked ars. " Third Classman: " Yes, the woods are full of them. " Cocky First Classman: " My fiance is telling every one that she is going to marry the best looking man in the world in June. " Second Three Striper: " Too bid, Brother Rit, after be- ing engaged so long. " F Midwinter night ' s drean Take that ice cream away My dad plays football for V. P. I. THE LATE DATER This is a story we all must race, Although it hurts our pride and face, ' Twas after a dance at V. M. I., When Keydets obeyed the M. N. I. The room was quiet and the lights were out, The poor young girl was filled with doubt, She ' d told her date she ' d stay inside, Even if the " Minks " a date implied. The hour was late, the time for bed, The ca-dets gone and the taxis fled. The hc.-.r when folks have gone to rest, And those who roam are deemed a pest. A hiss outside that ' s hardly heard, Denotes a " Mink ' ' who feels absurd; Who sneaks along in hours of dark, Intent upon a boyish lark. A would-be lover, who knows defeat, Set out this time to give ' em a treat. He knocks on doors and waits outside, In hopes a girl will have no pride. The girl has heard of " Minks, " no doubt, So she decides to try him out, To see if all the tales are true Of college boys who smoke and chew. After a date the girl has found That everything she ' s heard is sound. These " Minks " attempts, their bids for fame, Is where they get their fitting name. Rat: " I just brought home a skunk. " Brother Rat: " What are you going to do with it? " Rat: " Keep it under my bed. " Brother Rat: " What about the smell? " Rat: " He ' ll just have to get used to it like I did. " First Classman: " I hear they are going to fight the Bat- tle of Bunker Hill over again. " Second Three Striper: " Why? " First Classman: " It wasn ' t on the level. " NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON A V. M. HORSE; HE ' LL GET YOU IN THE END! Rat: " How about a kiss, honey? " Sweet Young Thing: " No, I have scruples. " Rat: " S ' all right; I ' ve been vaccinated. " Country Girl: " Paw ' s the best rifle shot in this country. Cadet: " And what does that make me? " Country Girl: " My fiance. " » CORN TEST FOR ENGINEERS Connect 20,000 volts across a pint. If the current jumps it the product is poor. If the current causes a precipita- tion of lye, tin, arsenic, iron, slag or alum, the whiskey is fair. If the liquor chases the current back to the generator, you ' ve got good whiskey. AND And we look forward to hops AFTER Butler: " A woman awaits without. " Charrington: " Without what? " Butler: " Without food or clothing. " Charrington: " Bring her in and feed her. " Statistics show that Vassar graduates have 1.7 children, and that V. M. I. graduates have 1.3 children, which goes to prove that women have more children than men. Almost every quiz goes to prove that a fool can ask more questions than a wise man can answer. He: " I guess you dance. " She: " Yes, I love to. " He: " Great, that ' s better than dancing. " " Is this the Salvation Army? " " Yes. " " Do you save bad women? " " Yes. " " Well save me a couple for Saturday night. " Another two percenter 0 1 U " And the last time I saw him he was galloping over House Mountaii " I ' m stork mad, " said the father of fifteen children. Barmaid: I married a man in the village fire depart- ment. Keydet: A volunteer? Barmaid: No, Pa made him. " Well, I think I ' ll put the motion before the house, " said the chorus girl as she danced out on the stage. " Do you find men trying? " " Yes, but I don ' t let them. Col. Bates: " Open your books to page 64. " (A rustle of pages all over the room.) " Shanklin, begin reading at the top of the page. " Shanklin: " Send five dollar check or money order for special album of French photographs. Limited offer, act She: " Don ' t let my father see you kissing me. " Myers: " But I ' m not kissing you. " She: " I just thought I ' d tell you in case. " " An tink of all de cultural advantages a fratoinity offers youse. " " Hell, yes, " said the devil, picking up the phone. Old Saying — It happens in the best of families. Moral — Stay out of the best of families. She: " And will you never stop loving me? " He (block runner) : " Well, I ' ve got to be at reveille at 6:40. " AFTER THE BALL IS OVER After the ball is over, after the dancing ' s done, It ' s hard to leave the girl friend, and hard to leave the fun, So some of the boys decided to quietly fly the coop, And soon the parade was started stealing along the stoop. At something after midnight, the u:ual hour of rest, Some were sleeping soundly, others were creeping west. The O. C. stood within the arch, gazing hopefully ' round, Watching the boys in barracks and showing off the brown. The fatal hour arrived and put " Minnie " on his quest, Trying to find the dummies, and waking up the rest, Pulling back the covers, and peering in each face, Pawing through the clothes racks in all his modest grace. Even with such careful search, still he wasn ' t sure, So on the rounds again he went, with his stout demure. The sentinel in the courtyard standing through the night, Watched him as he wandered, and marveled at the sight Of a man who is a teacher and is supposed to know That staying alwayj in one place makes a fellow low. Yet with a lot of searching, he chose to spend the night Losing all his beauty s ' eep and giving the boys a fright. The great detective, his search complete, Stands in history for this great feat. But who would want to win renown At the expense of being a clown. — Weightman, ' 38. Milk-fed Kelly Drank gin fizz. They say he ' s in heaven. Like Kelly is! You can ' t take ' em with you For years the two sexes have been racing for supremacy. Now they have settled down to neck and neck. Rat in Q. M. D.: " How much is this paper? " Clerk: " Seventy-five cents a ream. " Rat: " It sure is. " Keydet: " Am I the first man you ever loved? " She: " Yes, Robert, all the rest were University of Vir- ginia boys. " Joe Bell: " There ' s one thing I like about the girl I go ith. " Jim: " What ' s that? " Joe: " The boy she goes with. " Keydet Number One (at a hop) : " Joe ' s girl looks like she was poured into that dress. " Sucker Number Two: " Yes, and forgot to say, ' when ' . " Prom Trotter: " Are you the kind of boy who would spread the news around V. M. I. if I gave you some red hot kisses? " Keydet (anxiously) : " Gosh no. " P. T.: " Well, you won ' t get them then. " V. M. I. Graduate (on new job) : " I ' ve come here to make an honest living. " Native: " Well, there ain ' t much competition. " Third Classman: " Misto, have any big men been born in your home town? " Rat: " No, sir; only babies. " I can dream can ' t I? " My dear young lady, " said the clergyman in grieved tones as he listened to the extremely modern girl tear off some of the latest jazz on the piano, " have you ever heard the ten commandments? " Modern Little Toots: " Whistle a few bars, I think I can follow you. " When a feller needs a frienc First Classman: " Would you marry a sap for his money? " Calloin Maiden: " Are you gathering statistics or pro- posing? " Conceited Female: " I wouldn ' t marry you if you were the last man on earth. " Cadet: " It wouldn ' t be necessary. " An old maid ' s prayer: " Now I lay me down to sleep, dammit! " Father: Has our daughter read, " What Every Girl Should Know " ? Mother: Yes, and she sent seven pages of suggestions to the author. Sultan: " Bring me a girl. " Servant: " Very good, sir. " Sultan: " Not necessarily. " " Do angels have wings, Mother? " " Yes, darling. " " Do they fly? " " Yes, dear. " " Then when is nurse going to fly? I heard Daddy cal her, angel. " " Tomorrow, darling. " Vv ' " He says the O. C. caught some horrid rat sleeping in your hay " " Who ' s a dirty bore? " Southern Sem Girl: " Some cadets would make good girls. " Rat: " Yes, entirely without scruples, these cadets. " Aunt: " Mabel, get off that Keydet ' s knee. ' Mabel: " Like hell I will, I got here first. " Cadet: " Since I met you, I can ' t eat, I can ' t sleep, I can ' t drink. " Sweet Gal (shyly) : " Why not? " Cadet: " I ' m broke. " " I wish, " said the Colonel, " that you would pay a little attention to what I say. " " I am, " answered the cadet, " as little as possible. " Teacher: " Now, children, every morning you must take a cold bath and that will make you feel rosy all over. Are there any questions? " Future Cadet: " Yeah, teacher, tell us more about Rosie. " A TIP FOR FUTURE DADDIES They were having their evening stroll when they passed a negress. Very much interested, the little boy inquired: " Why is she black, Daddy? " " That ' s nature ' s way, my son. " " Is she black all over? " " Yes, " said the father, " she is. " For a moment the child hesitated; then struck with a thought, he said, " You sure know everything, don ' t you Daddy? " ATMOSPHERE It was silent outside, Like the snow falling on velvet. The quiet hush of the night Stole between the transparent moonbeams, Filling my soul With strange, disturbing dreams. And there sat that damn girl Eating hamburgers and onions. " Lesh try your key, maybe this is your housh! Wisdom — Knowing what to do next. Skill — Knowing how to do it. Virtue — Not doing it. Slips that pass in the night [270 1 Now, now, Mr. Swaggerin, don ' t be stingy HOW TO GET YOUR GUEST TO LEAVE Look at your watch and at the same time shake it violent- ly, saying so every one can hear: " My, it must have stopped at quarter past one! " Stretch out on the couch and pretend you are asleep. Five out of ten will catch on to this one. Bring a wash basin and toothbrush into the living room and begin cleaning your teeth. Get up and suggest that every one join in a chorus of " Home Sweet Home. " Cup your ear and say, " By gosh, I think I can hear the milk man coming. " Just say, " Get the hell out of here. " Enthusiastic Agent: " Here is a house without a flaw. : Harvard Grad: " What do you walk on? " She: " Do you think you are Santa Claus? " Cadet: " No, why? " She: " Then leave my stockings alone. " V. M. I.: " Let ' s do the Y dance. " Hollins: " What ' s that? " V. M. I.: " You put your arms around me. " Hollins: " Yes. " V. M. I.: " And I ' ll put my arms around you. " Hollins: " And then what? " V. M. L: " Then why dance? " Lexington Deb: " It ' s past twelve o ' clock; do you think you can stay here all night? " Bashful Boy: " Gosh, I ' ll have to call Mother first. " He: " What pretty eyes you have. " She: " The better to see you with. " He: " What pretty ears you have. " She: " The better to hear you with. " He: " Sweetheart, what a pretty neck you have. " And for no reason at all she slapped him! " Your husband looks like a brilliant man; I suppose he knows everything. " " Don ' t kid yourself. He doesn ' t even suspect anything. " Auctioneer: " What am I offered for this beautiful bust of Robert Burns? " Col. Dixon: " That ' s not Burns, that ' s Shakespeare. " Auctioneer: " Well, folks, the joke ' s on me; that shows what I know about the Bible. " Hollins Lassie: " I want to try some real kiss-proof lip- stick. " Clerk: " Try this, it ' s a cross between an onion and bi- chloride of mercury. " " I never saw anybody like these ' Subs ' . " " I never saw anybody even pretend to like them! " Cherry: " Why so down-hearted, ' Wimpy ' ? " The " Wimp " : " I followed a man for two blocks to get a cigarette butt and he threw if off a bridge. " First Classman: " Who was that blond you had in Rich- mond on the week-end? " Second First Classman: " I don ' t know, I just opened my wallet and there she was. " Rock a bye baby On the tree top. Don ' t fall out — It ' s a helluva drop. efore and after the spring hike [271 ] THE RAT ' S FIRST DAY We stand in line outside the door, And wait with others for what ' s in store; Kissing a little to pass the time, ' Till we go in and duly sign The fatal cards that say we stay At V. M. I. in clothes of gray. From here we march, our bags in hand. Into the arch, to mutely stand While cards are filled and checks are made, And then on up that long steep grade On a one-track line with foolish turns, The old rat line that one soon learns. Our bags and our coats we leave in our rooms, And go to seek a mirror and broom, A pair of shoes, a hat and a tie, A flannel shirt and black shoe dye; Blankets and sheets, two laundry bags, And gray rat pants, those shameful rags. In our rooms those things we drop, And then discover a hay we ' ve got. With a straight back chair that feels so bad, That when we sit we think " good gad, " To sit and study on this dull knife Is no one ' s dream of college life. The next thing now is to learn to drill, To go out west and pound the hill. To learn to face both left and right, Which always is a foolish sight. To salute with snap all those in brown, And take corrections without a frown. At one o ' clock the bugle blows, And we line up in double rows, To march down hill for our first sight Of the old cadets in all their might. Each one yelling, " Misto! what ' s your name? Where you from? Do you know this dame? " At tattoo, now it ' s the worst of all. We hop up quick at each footfall; The old cadets come in and yell, " Sound off, Misto, you ' re slow as hell. " — Weichtman, ' 38. " Pray let me kiss your hand, " said he, With looks of burning love. " I can remove my veil, " said she, " Much easier than my glove. " tf - tfSrffc i ' ' V. M. I. (Exmas) spirit He: Here ' s how. She: Say when, I know how. Baby Ear of Corn: Mamma, where did I come from? Mamma: Hush, dear, the stalk brought you. I bought some shirts, the clerk said would laugh at the laundry. They came back from the V. M. I. laundry with their sides split. Football games are the only place where a boy can have a blanket on one arm and a girl on the other and nothing is thought of it. I asked her if she rolled them, She said she never tried. Just then a mouse ran swiftly by, And now I know she lied. " First Randolph Maconite: " Would you call Joe a smooth Petter? " Second Hill City Lady: " Oh, he ' ll pass. " " I shouldn ' t have married a man like you who didn ' t believe in hell. " " Listen, baby, you ' ve long since convinced me I was wrong. " The Commandant: " You are up here for intoxication; what have you to say? " Unfortunate Keydet: " Fine, sir, bring on the liquor. " Manager: " Are you sure you are qualif ied to lead a swing band? " Applicant: " Absolutely, I ' ve had two nervous break- downs, was shell shocked in France, and I live in an apart- ment above a family with twelve children. " The Commandant was having his troubles, and finally wrote the cadet ' s mother: " Your son is one of the brightest boys in his class, but he is also one of the most mischievous. What shall I do? " The reply came duly: " Do as you please; I ' m having my own troubles with his father. " " Curse it, Curse it, " hissed the villain, snatching at the heroine ' s waist. " No it ain ' t either, " she retorted, " It ' s only a girdle. " Second Classman: " How are the heating arrangements in your new apartment? " Ring Figure Date: " Fine, we have two davenports. " A gentleman was much surprised when the good looking young lady greeted him by saying, " Good evening. " He could not remember ever having met her before. She evi- dently realized her mistake, for she apologized and ex- plained, " Oh, I ' m sorry. When I first saw you I thought you were the father of two of my children. " She walked on while the man stared after her. She did not realize that he was unaware that she was a school teacher. She: " Don ' t you love me any more? " He: " Sure I do, honey; I ' m just resting. " by. Two little boys stood on the corner. A little girl passed Said One: Her neck ' s dirty. Said The Other: Her does? Bomb in the courtyard! ' THE BALLAD OF THE CHICKEN COOP We have traveled far from state to state, In search of men to appreciate, In office or school they are often found, Some are liked, but others frowned. ' Mongst men and boys of every type and kind, ' Till a brown feathered bird at last we find. His swaggering walk, his slick blond hair, With well pressed clothes and face so fair, Would make one think he was a man, And not just another " also ran. " But thoughts that he an executive might be, Have sent him on a silly spree. An efficient soul who ' s all for drill, And a delinquency list for him to fill. He is only trying to show his best, Just one more jump to out do the rest. This is the man of whom we speak, Who ' s life in school is now so bleak. The Tuesday parade just had to be, Though no one should go, but F, E, and D. With every reason holding him back, He had to get that wellknown " smack. " All that was heard was an angry hum, But we all knew there ' d be more to come. Taps at eleven began the parade That lasted for hours until the truce was made, From far and near the question came, " Is it a war or only a game? " Even our " Pinky " of far flung fame Came over to see the O. C. ' s shame. The whole third class was called to their doom, While some darling " subs " looted each room. With gentle voice the " Pink Puss " said, " Go back to your rooms and go to bed. " But after all one shouldn ' t quit When only one blow, a foul ' s, been hit. With shot and shell, the barracks shook, And these same " subs " were afraid to look, For fear of water which a chicken dreads, And the boys they ' d got up out of their beds. This is the way it all turned out: The " chicks " were beat and in utter rout. — Weichtman, ' 18. Mamma Mosquito: " If you children are good, I ' ll take you to a nudist camp tonight. " " Daughter, your hair is all mussed up. Did that cadet kiss you against your will? " " He thinks he did, Mother. " " Oh! death where is thy sting? " lJn K 1 P V: S ( i£S$ ., A, ! VV ; i X jagg? 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Trained, courteous guides always available. Pic- turesque stone lodge and coffee shop. ENDLESS: CAVERNS INCORPORATED NEW MARKET VIRGINIA GOOD LUCK! FROM GUY LOMBARDO and HIS ROYAL CANADIANS The 1938 Easter Dances PLANTERS PEANUTS (Salted) 5c EVERYWHERE s 75; u a DELICIOUS AND HEALTHFUL s j :: s " A Bag a Day for More Pep ' FRANK THOMAS COMPANY Makers of the WHITE PALETOT and White » MESS JACKETS For First and Second Classmen V. M. I. Officers Uniforms Insignia Equipment Frank Thomas Co. INC. NORFOLK e • e VIRGINIA INCORPORATED 1904 NORTH-E ASTERN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY ENGINEERS AND CONTRACTORS New York Friedmann Bros. Preci- sion Drawing Instru- ments mean quality, anol that is why they are guaranteed. These sets are available at the Virginia Military Institute. FRIEDMANN BROS. DRAWING INSTRUMENT COMPANY 404 FOURTH AVENUE NEW YORK, N. Y. COMPLIMENTS OF WALTERS FRUIT PRODUCE CO. STAUNTON, VIRGINIA 1958 - you. will r m deal of satisfaction with from dealing HOTEL PENNSYLVANIA The Statler Hotel in NEW YORK CITY Seventh A venue, Opposite Pennsylvania Station Molloy-Made covers — produced in a plant devoted exclusively to embossed and decorated products by an organ- ization of cover specialists — represent the highest standard in yearbook work. Specify " Molloy " — it ' s your assurance of the best. THE DAVID J. MOLLOY PLANT 2857 North Western Ave. Chicago, III. BRICK HOUSE TRIANGLE TEA ROOM Intersection entrances Staunton, North ... A tea room of distinction embodying Virginia tradi- tions in architecture and furnishings . . . One story Colonial old brick house . . . Early American furnishings . . . Pine finish interior . . . Service all hours . . . Varied menus . . . A Welcome to the Cadets FROM THE STONEWALL JACKSON HOTEL STAUNTON, VIRGINIA SUNNYSIDE--THE KEYDET ' S DAIRY Both our safeguard cows and our employees are tested the health of our customers. Modern regularly to Equipment. PASTEURIZED GRADE " A " MILK AND CREAM FROM A GUERNSEY HERD WE INVITE INSPECT ION AT ALL TIMES THE V. M. I. POST EXCHANGE Operated for the Corps of Cadets Principal Disbursements During the Past Fifteen Years Athletic Equipment 25,200.00 Monogram Sweaters and Blankets for team members . . 3,800.00 Private wires for football games 430.00 Band at football games 4,395.00 Rifle and pistol teams 4,394.00 Tennis team 100.00 Fencing team 820.00 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 158.00 Advertisements in cadet publications 1,608.00 " ASK PETE-HE KNOWS " CADETS! Don ' t forget to bring your parents and friends to THE SOUTHERN INN, where you can obtain better food and at reasonable prices. During intermission and after Hops we are open for your convenience. Our hot sandwiches taste excellent late at night as well as at 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 1938 Abbitt, W. Henry, 521 Raleigh Ave., Norfolk, Va. Ashman, George L, Deerfield Rd., Deerfield, 111. Baldwin, James H., Care Macondrav Co., Manila, P. I. Baldwin, Newland, Jr., Care Macondray Co., Manila, P. I. Bayless, Dan, 2159 DelMonte Drive, Houston, Tex. Beard, James G., Vinton, Va. Beebe, Roger, 422 N. Kenmore St., Arlington, Va. Bell, J. Cleve, Maysville, N. C. Bell, Joseph X., Goshen, Va. Bickford, Harold D., 83 Bryant St., Buffalo, N. Y. Booth, Richard, Jr., 105 Briarwood Ave., Lynch- burg, Va. Boyer, Donald P., Jr., 2804 Du Pont Circle, Rich- mond, Va. Boyer, William P., Orange, Va. Buford, Lanier D., 1511 Hanover Ave., Richmond, Va. Burcer, Ammen L., Jr., 312 Boston Ave., Lynch- burg, Va. Butler, G. E., 605 Lafayette Ave., Roanoke, Va. Cameron, Bruce B., Jr., 115 N. 3rd St., Wilming- ton, N. C. Campbell, Thornton, W., Monroe Park, Lexington Va. Charrington, A. M. Randolph, Jr., Warrenton, Va Clark, Edward T., Jr., Ellicott City, Md. Cole, C. Carter, 128 Chancellor St., University, Va Cole, John B., 402 East 6th St., Anniston, Ala. Colt, Freeling T., Summit Lawn, Star Route Allentown, Pa. Colyer, Andrew J., 71 13th St., Atlanta, Ga. Consolvo, A. Bennjamin, Jr., 229 W. 30th St.. Norfolk, Va. Cottrell, R. Stuart, Jr., 1434 Lorraine Ave., Rich- mond, Va. Crowell, Albert W., i 12 Middle St., Portsmouth, Va. Darlinc, Henry B., Jr., Broad Street, Augusta, Ga. Dennis, Albert P., Jr., 404 N. Mulberry St., Rich- mond, Va. Dixon, Robert B., 406 VMI Parade, Lexington, Va. Doerr, George V., Jr., 2611 Euclid Place, Minne- apolis, Minn. Doughty, Leonard C, Jr., Glensheallah, Ports- mouth, Va. Dressler, W. Edwin, Covington, Va. Dunlap, James McK., Lexington, Va. Earnest, Albert K., 3314 Grove Ave., Richmond, Va. Edge, Jacoby, Downingtown, Penn. Fawley, G. B., Broadway, Va. Ferguson, Kirk P., 934 Granville Rd., Charlotte, N. C. Fiedler, Albert H., 432 Seventh St., Greenport, L. I., N. Y. Flythe, Cary " J., 2703 Chamberlayne Ave., Rich- mond, Va. Fosque, G. Lee, Jr., Onancock, Va. Foust, Jim, Norton, Va. Goldsmith, Robert L., 1009 Edmonds Ave., Drexel Hill, Pa. Gwaltney, Perry M., Jr., 305 S. Jefferson St., Petersburg, Va. Harrell, Richard O., Jr., 1207 6th St., South Boston, Va. Heath, J. Hartwell, Jr., 416 Clinton St., Peters- burg, Va. Herring, George E., Herring Hall, Natural Bridge, Va. Hovey, Roger S., 2 Fairmount St., Lowell, Mass. Hubard, Harrison, Bon Air, Va. Hutchison, Richard H., Jr., 3201 Garfield St., N. W., Washington, D. C. Jeffrey, Thomas S., Jr., Arvonia, Va. Lane, L. Winder, IV, 420 Scoiland St., Williams- burg, Va. Lang, Carl J., 3042 Bainbridge Ave., Bronx, N. Y. Leigh, Randolph, Jr., Fairfax Rd., McLean, Va. Long, Raymond V., Jr., 141 S. Colonial Ave , Rich- mond, Va. Lugar, W. Wayne, Jr., Eagle Rock, Va. rtA i f ft£G- f Makes Your Lips Like Velvet ' The very thing you have always wanted to relieve dry, rough lips and skin, windburn, itching, chafing, cold sores, fever blisters, and all those minor skin ir- ritations that are not so seri- ous but cause a lot of dis- comfort. Carry CHAP STICK in 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 ROCKBRIDGE MOTOR CO. Incorporated GARAGE DODGE PLYMOUTH CARS PHONE 289 Addresses of the Class of 1938 Maguire, A. Russell, 299 Indiana Ave., Provi- dence, R. I. Martin, Herbert E., Lanexa, Va. Martin, Leonard S., 100 Lvnmouth Rd., Malverne N. V. Mason, Richard D., 1015 Blair Ave., Hampton, Va. Mawyer, H. D., Jr., Lovingston, Va. McCoy, William R., Jr., 107 E. Henry St., Lexing- ton, Va. McKenzie, John C, Jr., Appalachia, Va. Moriconi, Louis, Jr., 2059 W. Broad St., Richmond, Va. Mullen, Edwin H., 7 Carlton Road, New Rochelle, N. Y. Murden, Charles H., Jr., 112 St. James Ave., Suffolk, Va. Myers, John S., 2137 Radcliffe Ave., Charlotte, N. C. Neal, Thomas D., IV, 209 S. Mulberry St., Rich- mond, Va. Nevin, William C, Jr., 2605 Broad St., Cleveland, Tenn. Norberg, James F., Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia, Pa. Pancake, Frank R., 235 E. Beverley St., Staunton, Va. Parha.m, Asa R., Henderson, N. C. Parker, Frank R., Jr., Rocky Point Rd., Old Green- wich, Conn. Patton, Henry C, Jr., 5411 Cary St., Rd., Rich- mond, Va. Phipps, Robert C, 724 Prince St., Bristol, Va. Powell, Jess A., Jr., Edenton, N. C. Read, Jack Y., 3136 Prarie Ave., Miami Beach, Fla. Reeves, Doucal B., 156 Brompton Rl, Garden City, N. Y. Roberson, C. W., in S. Jefferson St., Lexington, Va. Roussel, Walter S., Jr., care Mrs. L. D. Boone, Seymour, Texas Sayford, Frank M., Jr., 28 Prescott Ave., Mont- clair, N. J. Scarburgh, Samuel W., Accomac, Va., John, III, 1507 Quanicr St., Charleston, YV. Va. Shelton, Charles B., Jr., 14 Cherokee Rd., Atlanta, Ga. Shreve, William C, West Falls Church, Va. Sibley, Robert L., Jr., Nitro, W. Va. Smith, E. Hunter, Jr., 4115 Peach Ave.. Norfolk, Va. Smith, Frank M., Jr., 21 14 King St.. A ' exandria, Va. Smith, J. Rockwell, 226 S. Elm St., Henderson, Kv. Smith, W. Mayo, Jr., 13 10 Carolina St., Fredericks- burg, Va. Spencer, B. D., 1718 Queens Rd., Charlotte, N. C. Spohr, Charles D., 77 Fairmont Ave.. Chatham. N. I. Steidtmann, Robert F., 410 VMI Parade, Lexing- ton, Va. Strate, George J., 723 Orleans Ave., Keokuk, Iowa Stroud, Otto C, Jr., Avden, N. C. Taylor, Powell H., 611 ' Stocklev Gardens, Norfolk, Va. Tennesson, Charles E , Jr., 412 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, Va. Todd, William E., 1074 Jackson Rd., Park Hill, Covington, Kv. Turpin, A. Royall, Jr., 315 N. Harrison St., Rich- mond, Va. Twombly, John F., HI, care Cant. C. M. Twomb ' v, U. S. Army Van Deusen, Orvh.le O., Front Royal, Va. Wainwright, Paul E. B., Leesburg, Va. Wall, William L., 2320 Avenue N, Galveston, Texas Ward, Jack W., Bolton Landing, N. Y. Weightman, Richard H., 5914 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, Md. Welton, Courtenay C, Westmoreland Place, Rich- mond, Va. Whitehouse, Lawrence B., Jr., roi Briarwood Ave., Lynchburg, Va. Williamson, Thomas N„ Bluefield, Va. Young, Charles A., Jr., 516 Greenwood Rd , Roanoke, Va. Young, Harry C, Jr., 210 North St., Sikeston, Mo. COMPLIMENTS FROM YOUR JEWELER R. L. HESS BRO. 121 South Main Street LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA MANUFACTURERS OF Shirts and Pajamas FOR OFFICERS AND MILITARY SCHOOLS JULIUS SIMON CORP. Established 1856 161 Lorimer Street Brooklyn, New York Indigestion and Constipation are closely allied. Conquerine is good for colds. At your druggist in 3 sizes. Give it a trial and if you don ' t feel better, get your money back: CONQUERINE STROTHER DRUG CO. 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