Virginia Military Institute - Bomb Yearbook (Lexington, VA)

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cs If • TH E 1 943 Editor Business Manager BRIAN BOWEN BILL McKAMY OF VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA THE ANNUAL PUBLICATION gjJpWW MILITARY INSTITUTE TO BEGIN WITH . . Colonel J. T. L. Preston, back in 1835, wrote and published in the Lexington Gazette his conception of a State Military Institute in Lexington, which four years later was founded largely because of his active support. Perpetuated in bronze letters on the parapet wall of the school he visualized is part of this article — a high-pressure state- ment of the simple facts that describe V. M. I. Each phrase of this famous inscription, learned word for word by every rat who enters, concerns a different characteristic of Y. M. I. cadets or of cadet life. These characteristics may be loftily stated and sculped in bronze, such as " WITH NOBLE EMI LATION, " or simply typewritten " ambitious " on a form recommendation for a job. But the combination of all of them makes up the V. M. I. offspring, who has been proven in 103 years to be a pretty good man. CLASSES ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES ... THE CORPS ... AT EASE ' " ' " msem w TO THIS MAN ♦ ♦ ♦ To THE MAX WHO GAVE THE STRONGEST PUSH TO V. M. I. ' s WARTIME TRAINING PROGRAM; WHO MADE R. (). T. C. THE MOST IMPORTANT COURSE IN THE BOOKS; WHO ASSIGNED TWO WEEKS WORK EVERY TWO DAYS, COLLECTED F. C. P. ' S, AND EXPECTED EVERY CADET TO DO TEN POINTS BETTER THAX HIS BEST; TO THE COLOXEL WHO WAS BIG ENOUGH TO LAUGH WITH HIS CADETS AND GREAT ENOUGH TO COMMAND THEIR RESPECT; TO THIS MAN THE 1943 BOMB IS DEDICATED Lieutenant-Colonel Edward James Roxbury Vh. he Institute, although considered by keydets far from Healthful during rainy weather drills, and not exactly Pleasant during periods of con- finement, is still the dwelling place for four classes of honorable youths, " the best bunch of bovs in the world! " § OF !■ CROWD • OF • HONORABLE ° YOVTIl! MEMORIAL GARDEN LOOKING NORTH WEST SIDE mm WASHINGTON ' S STATUE JACKSON MEMORIAL HALL Lemuel McKixxey Long Jakmax Born July 10, 1921 Died March 31, 1940 Walter Gokdox Mason, Jr. Born January 28, 1 Q S Died September 22, 1941 First C lass Bill McClure President Bob Reeves Vice President Bev Cass Historian Billy Clark Valedictorian GORDON SACKETT ADAMS Red Oak, Virginia Civil Engineering, Cavalry " Slugger " Private, Corporal (3); Northern Virginia Club; Richmond Club Southside Virginia Club; Cadet (4, 3, 2, 1), Associate Editor (1) Turn-Out (1); Swimming Team (3, 2, 1); Gym Team (4, 3, 2, 1) Track (4); American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of Guard Association; Assistant Manager, Swimming (2); Manager, Swim- ming (1). The " Slugger " — which title will long be associated with the little incident of the girl and Harry — having the convenient habit of asking impossible questions in class to dodge a recitation. Unas- suming — but quietly getting mixed up in a lot of everything. JAMES AYLOR ANDERSON, JR. Lexington, Virginia Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Ole " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Academic Stars (3, 2, 1); Epis- copal Vestry; Shenandoah Valley Club; Richmond Club; Hunt Club; Glee Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Turn-Out (3); Cadet (3, 2), Advertising Manager (1); Assistant Manager, Football (i). " Ole, " our indefatigable mole — possessor of reams of verbatum notes on class work, and chief advisor of the " What did vou get for Q? " club. Efficient— friendly— with truly a nose for business DENVER FLOYD ALESHIRE, JR. Luray, Virginia Electrical Engineering, Infantry " Johnny " Private; Shenandoah Valley Club; Northern Virginia Club; Metho- dist Club, Vice President; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Track (4); Assistant Manager, Track (2); Manager, Rat Track (1). The animated mite — perpetual talker — and a great one to laugh at himself — with only a slight miscalculation in the length of his legs to prevent him from being a second Guilder Hacgg. An in- dulging student — sincere friend — and one for whom the notation private 4, 3, 3, 1 is deceiving. WILLIAM CLEATOR ANDREW XOKTHFIELD, VERMONT Civil Engineering, Cavalry " Snapper ' Private, Corporal (3); Yankee Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of Guard Association; Horse Show Team, Captain (1); Hop Committee; Second Class Finance Committee. Liaison officer for Rockbridge Laundry, shouting his battle cry of " Going out! " to the four walls — and always ready with a plug for his firm. Charter member of the El Patio — a cavalryman by in- heritance and ability— reveler by experience. ' Slugger " ' Johnny " " Snapper " xrmJj 043 NICHOLAS IVAN ARDAN II Niagara Falls, New York Chemistry, Pre-Medical, Cavalry " The Mad Russian " Private, Corporal (3); Virginia Academy of Science; Yankee Club; Caduceus Club; Cadet (4, 3); Turn-Out, Business Staff (3); Football (4); Rifle Team; Pistol Team; Second Class Show. Often known as the temporary corporal, grossly mistaking " Buzz " for a janitor. Followed by a state of mind that breeds bloody horror tales, poetry, a mating call like a love-sick locust, and a resigned attitude to ' the burdens of the world. Fondly called by Doc " The Cursed Cossack. " GERARD LEE ASCH Long Beach, New York Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Jerry " Private; American Society of Civil Engineers; Yankee Club; Officers of the Guard Association; Exiled Prince of Persia; Attorney Canti- lever L. E. (158). A man with definite ideas about silence — something one endures when asleep — a sin while awake. A snappy Yankee brogue — with ideas; quaint delivery in the Broadway manner — master of the art redudio ad absurdum. CHARLES EDGAR ARNOLD, JR. Colony, Virginia Electrical Engineering, Field Artillery " Charlie " Private; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Monogram Club; Maryland Club; Yankee Club; Hunt Club; Basket Ball (4) ; Wrestling (4, 3); Track (4, 3, 2, 1); Intramural, Manager Company " D. " Fondly termed the " Fly-Catcher " — the claim being that he hasn ' t opened his eyes or shut his mouth for four years. Keeps the ladies on the run — studies like a madman — and for a little man he burns the cinder track like the proverbial bat-out ' er-hell. ROBERT ABBOTT AUSSICKER ScHEXECTADY, NEW YORK Liberal Arts, Cavalry " Bob " Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (-2); Lieutenant (1); Academic- Stars (1); Turn-Out; Cadet, Associate Editor ( L i), Managing Editor (1); Press Association fl); Tennis (3); Second Class Show; Assistant Manager, Swimming (2); Manager, Swimming (1). Alias Industrious Ike — if you want a job well done, he ' s your man. Mixed up in a little of everything, popping up in the oddest places — a little reserved — but he tries hard to please and does very well along the feminine line, too! t JAdl C tuAA rw i ■ratal LINFORD BOONE BACHTELL Lexington, Vihginia Civil Engineering, Infantry " Lin " Private; American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of the Guard Association. The eyes of the Corps are on the parade ground- — Contact! Contact! They cheer as it climbs for altitude after a perfect take-off. Yes, " Lin " has successfully built another model airplane. The flying enthusiast of the class — and free days will find him Staunton hound to add more hours to his flying record. Quiet — never domineering — will always have a full crew of friends. ROBERT RITTENHOUSE BARTON Radford, Virginia Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Bob " 1 ) ; Officers of the Guard Private; Monogram Club; Football (4, 3, - Association. " Bob " is our backwoods philosopher and a very practical man. His interest in the cultural is limited to an appreciation of the feminine figure. But when he is married we will look for a male- dominated household, a solid -if somewhat unconventional — citizen, and that familiar drv sense of humor. ROBERT MASON BARTENSTEIN Wahhenton, Virginia Civil Engineering. Field Artillery " Bart if Private; Northern Virginia Club; Glee Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Aeolians; Officers of the Guard Association; Cadet (3). Bobby 1 itural talc itions, but he can do terspersed with mean] asking unanswerable and irrelevant with a " slip-stick. " His existence chuckles and good-natured coopcra- THOMAS BRIAN BEAULAC Franklin, Pennsylvania Liberal Arts, Field Artillery " T. b: Private; Yankee Club; Glee Club; Lectern Club (2, 1); Fencing (3, 2, 1); Second Class Show (3); Senior Fencing, Manager (3, 2). On guard! This L. A. is ready to protect his liberalism with foils and cold steel. He can flash his broad smile or assume an expression of utter despair before any instructor and win his point. With a song in his heart— a natural for the (lice Club— taking everything in his stride. ' Barty ' mnJj 043 -is CHARLES HARD BECKHAM Lakeland, Florida Chemistry, Field Artillery " Beakman " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Monogram Club; Baptist Club; American Chemical Society; Varsity Tennis, Monogram (3); Intra- mural, Manager " F " Company (1). You generally Hud " Beakman " mixed up in intramurals or search- ing for a fourth. We might add that the " Black Hole of Thirty- Nine " made a valuable addition to the class — and, if you must be literal, probably added a year to Charlie ' s life. GEORGE ALLEN BICKERSTAFF Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering, Cavalry " Bick " Private; Richmond Club; Methodist Club; Hunt Club (1); American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of the Guard Association; Wrestling ( + 1. A constant barrage of words spurt from his blitz-like tongue. Noted for his one-night stands as entertainer and lover. He followed the trial and error method with his miniature. Jesting with the " Subs " — " bull sessions " with the brothers — jaunts up town on F. C. P. — with an occasional ten minutes on " the lesson for tomorrow. " WILLIAM EUGENE BELL Little Rock, Arkansas Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Billy " Private; Baptist Club, Vice President (-2), President (1); Club, Assistant Director (3, i, 1); American Society of Civil gineers; Aeolian Club; Officers of the Guard Association. Soothing notes from a flute catch your ears — you listen — yes " Billy " just warming up. A Cadet who knows and loves his m be it playing or directing. Cooperation from him on any t.i yours for the asking — knows how to get a hard job done most cessftilly. Xo shouting, but still a great Baptist. Glee En- FRANK NASH BILISOLY III Portsmouth, Virginia Chemistry, Field Artillery " Nasty " Private, Corporal (3|; Regimental Supply Sergeant (•»); Lieutenant (1); Captain ft); Norfolk-Portsmouth Club; American Chemical Society, Executive Committee (-2); Business Staff, Bomb; Hop Committee; Second Class Finance Committee; Assistant Manager, Basket Ball (• !; Manager, Varsity Basket Ball (1). " Mr. Proboscis of " 43 " — as competing against the best in actual test — this same nose being attached to a person of well-balanced, eager and easy going nature. If such a term exists, you might call him a first-class private sort of an officer. A type, unfortunately rare but well appreciated. y id C-uzdMm n i HUGH TEMPLE BIRCHETT, JR. Hopewell, Virginia Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Hugh " Private, Corporal (3); Glee Club; Tennis (3, 2); Second Class Finance Committee; Hop Committee; Intramural Manager " E " Company. Hugh is the only man in barracks who will fall out from dinner to sleep. His likes run to women, tennis, sleep and intramural sports, and more women; his dislikes, military formations, tests— he will go to any lengths, even hari-kari, to get out of one — and anybody who denies that Hopewell is a metropolis. CHARLES LUTHER BOARD Point Marion, Pennsylvania Chemistry, Infantry " Box " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Academic Stars (4, 3, 2, 1); Yankee Club; Football (4); American Chemical Society, Secretary- Treasurer (3, 2); Chairman (1); Honor Court; General Committee; Assistant Manager, Basket Ball (2); Manager, Rat Basket Ball (1). Five by rive personified — a sarcastic wit — a dash of academics, well placed — and an indefinite capacity for joviality. Brains of the northside — organizer — misunderstood genius — all wool and a yard wide. BEVERLY SYDNOR BLACKBURN Harrisonburg, Virginta Chemistry, Field Artillery " Bev " Private; Shenandoah Valley Club; American Chemical Society; Hunt Club; Bomb, Associate Editor (1); Football (4); Wrestling (4); Assistant Manager, Wrestling (2). .Most ungraciously paged as " Dumboooooo-o— o! " Hardly applicable since he can fly only in a strong wind — cool and calculating bridge player — slightly less cool as a chemist. Steady in a crisis, he rambles along at an even gait while turmoil boils around him. CARROLL JORDAN BOUNDS Xohfolk, Virginia Civil Engineering, Cavalry " C. . . " Private; Norfolk-Portsmouth Club; Glee Club; Hunt Club; American Societv of Civil Engineers; Officers of the Guard Association; Press Club: ' Ca 7rf (4, 3, • , 1), Turn-Out (3, -2); Fencing (4,3,2,1), Captain (1); Second Class Show; Assistant Manager, Swimming (-2); Manager, Intramural Bowling (-2, 1); Exalted Admiral of the Nile L. E. (158). A five-year man who whipped through in four and a half. His three reasons for living are women, bowling and cards — truly a sociable gent with a gift for gab that keeps him in hot water, libel suits, and in high estimation in the Corps. ' Hugh " urmJj 043 BRIAN HOWARD MASON BOWEN Lynchburg, Virginia Civil Engineering, Cavalry " Bruce ' ' Private, Sergeant ( 2); Academic Stars (4, 3, 2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers; Lynchburg Club, Secretarv-Treasurer (2); Press Club (1); Cadet (4); Tum-Out (3, 2, 1); Bomb (2, 1); Editor (1); Track (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association. Except for a brief period with sergeant ' s stripes, the " Brow " has been a loyal and staunch member of t he " Corps ' backbone. " Sur- prisingly enough he is a civil man with literary talent — a producer of the right answers, but some oddly twisted idea about Lynchburg being the hub and soul of the universe. JOHN EDWARD BRANTLY, JR. Cocoa Beach, Flohida Civil Engineering, Cavalry " Ned " Private, Corporal, Sergeant; Glee Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of the Guard Association; Secret Six; Rifle Team; His Potency The Emperial Regent L. E. (158); Polo Team; Florida- California Club, President (1); Turn-Out. " Grrreetings, Gates! " and in the vicinity is Atlas Maidenswoon for the Macon student body — collector of top-notch rifle scores and multitudinous demerits. Future key man in South American develop- ment, " Xed " will change Brazil into an engineering triumph and a party land. MIMS McGEHEE BRANTLY Cocoa Beach, Florida Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Mae " Private, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant; Deep South Club; Hunt Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Secret Six; Pistol Team (4); Fencing (4, 3, 2, 1); Polo (3, 2, 1); Second Class Show; Second Class Finance Committee; Hop Committee; Officers of the Guard Association; Manager, Polo (1); Grand Field Marshal of the Hill 0. V. (158). The more serious side of the Brantly doublet — having the capacity for heing super-efficient in a likeable sort of way — quietly cramming everything readable on the military. For a career if " Mac " doesn ' t end up as the perfect artillery officer, he ' ll lie chief oil spreader in his own refinery. RALPH SCOTT BRYAN, JR. Roaxoke, Virginia Chemistry, Field Artillery " Scotty " Private; Academic Stars (3J; Roanoke Club; Hunt Club; Baptist Club: American Chemical Society: Officers of the Guard Association. A most affable Keydet — famous for his dead-pan brilliant wit. In a constant stew from promises to the gals — accepts chemistry as a dead subject, yearning for the life of a draftsman — chatting and studying when nothing better presents itself. czmMI L aAAs?n n «ifc3 s, " ? WADSWORTH BUGG, JR. Norfolk, Virginia Electrical Engineering, Infantry " Waddy " Private; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Norfolk- Portsmouth Club; Pistol Team; Officers of the Guard Association. " Waddy, " the wit — with a wise remark ready for any occasion — originator of the statement, " A-Footing we will go. ' " Four year ' s frantic fumbling with electrons hasn ' t dimmed his good humor or spoiled his zest for a session with the boys. ARCHIBALD ALGERNON CAMPBELL Wytheyille, Virginia Liberal Arts, Field Artillery " A-Square " Private, Corporal (3); Press Club (1); Hunt Club, Southwest Vir- ginia Club; Lectern Club; Cadet (3, ' 2, 1), Feature Editor (1); Turn- out (2, 1), Alumni Editor (1); Football (3, 2); Track (4); Assistant Manager, Baseball (-2); Officers of the Guard Association. " You may take your seats, gentlemen, " and " A-Square ' s " eye- lids shut with a snap. Still a high-ranking L. A. — farmers ' lobbyist — faithful columnist— struggling athlete. His crafty mind and in- genious theories should take him far. WILLIAM FRANKLIN BYERS Washington, D. C. Liberal Arts, Field Artillery " Ace " Private; Lectern Club; Bomb, Associate Editor (1); Wrestling (4); Second Class Finance Committee; Hop Committee; Officers of the Guard Association. " Friar Tuck " will hold forth on any given subject in a sonorous bombastic style taking the other side of the question. Connoisseur of fine music and good pipe tobacco — uninhibited critic — with an agile wit used primarily to get him out of work. NICHOLAS SALVATORE CAPASSO Brooklyn, New York Chemistry, Cavalry " Nick " Private; Yankee Club; American Chemical Society; Glee Club; Officers of the Guard Association; Business Staff, Cadet: Baseball (4, 3, -2, II; Assistant Manager. Basket Ball (-2); El Supremo, Keeper of the Gold, F. M. (15S). Aptly described when " Chinless George " cracked, " Mr. Capasso, you sure fill a saddle. " A lucky transfer from ' 4 l 2 to ' 43 — genial when his nerves aren ' t frayed, but beware when riled. An academic scrapper who deserves applause for navigating a rough road. 043 WHITMAN STRATTON CARPENTER MlDDLETOWN, N E V YORK Civil Engineering, Cavalry " WhU " Private, Corporal (8); Yankee Club; Officers of the Guard Associa- tion; Baptist Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Football (4); Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); Baseball (4); Intramural Council (1); Cheer Leader (-2, 1). Jitterbug and gentleman wolf — " work must never interfere with life. " Athletic from football to the grunt-an ' -groan. A most amicable " damn Yankee " or even a damn amicable Yankee. BEVAN GILLET CASS Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Liberal Arts, Cavalry " Men " Private, Corporal (3); First Sergeant (2); Captain (1); Academic Stars (4, 3, 2, 1); Hunt Club; Lectern Club; Yankee Club; Glee Club; Episcopal Club; Business Staff, Cadet (3); Hop Committee; Second Class Show; Honor Court; General Committee; Class Artist; Class Historian. " Bev " is a doer of mighty deeds who, in a cold and calculating way, attains the bestest ends for the mostest good. He has the knack of doing everything well, even pulling the wool over the eyes of the authorities. RICHARD HENRY CATLETT, JR. Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineering, Field Artillery " Dick " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant ( L 2); Lieutenant (1); Academic Stars (4, 3); Richmond Club, Secretary-Treasurer (8); American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Secretary (i) Cadet (3, 2, 1); Bomb, Sports Editor (1); Second Class Finance Committee; Hop Committee; Assistant Manager, Football (-2): Intramural Manager " E " Company (1). When the " Egg " is not in a storm he is quite efficient, and nobody drives a more " running " guard team. Dick is a demon for intra- murals. He not only plays a little of everything himself, but en- courages, begs and drives " E " Company men to do the same. ANDREW JACKSON CAVANAUGH III Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Liberal Arts, Infantry " Andy " Private, Corporal (3); Glee Club, President (1); Ambassadors ' Club; Officers of the Guard Association; Turn-Out, Poetrv Editor U); High Minister of Merriment, V. S. (158). WINE . . . WOMEN . . . SONG ... a lover of them all, and in large quantities. Sentimental L. A., who thinks with his heart rather than his mind. Good nucleus for any " bull session " — insists on expressing his convictions regardless of the consequences. BILLY SUNDAY CLARK Dallas, Texas Liberal Arts, Field Artillery " Senator " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant ( ' 2); First Lieutenant (1); Texas Club; Monogram Club: Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Hop Committee; Director, Second Class Show; Valedictorian; Captain (1). Playboy and showman with that touch of Texas in his talk. Ver- satility runs from the gridiron to stage, from the dance floor to the rostrum. The Orson Welles of ' -13, who writes, acts, produces and directs, and turns out a hit. Ten years might well see that well- known Senator from Texas, suh, playing blackface on Broadway — for relaxation. OVERTON DAVIDSON DENNIS, JR. Richmond, Virginia Chemistry, Field Artillery ••Odd- Private, Corporal (8); Sergeant (2); Battalion Sergeant Major (2); Richmond Club; Hunt Club; Cadet (3, 2), Business Manager (1); Cross Country (4. 3, 2); Track (4, 3, 2, 1). Oh, fret and anguish, worry, worry — stripes or no stripes; F. C. P. or no; organic or no — a perpetual storm. For his own peace of mind he should be a hermit. The Cadet ' s financial genius, precise track man, lucky in love. If he can memorize the Sill eye chart, he ' ll be all set. JAMES ALVIN DEMMLER Bex Avon Heights, Pennsylvania Civil Engineering, Cavalry " Jim " Private, Corporal (31; Supply Sergeant (2); Captain (1); Academic- Stars (4, 3, ' 2, 1); Monogram Club; American Society of Civil En- gineers, Vice President ( L 2), President (1); Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Wrestling (4, 21; Second Class Finance Committee; Hop Committee. Blond Atlas — best remembered taking the Mink by the scruff of the neck, lifting him up to eye level, and asking very seriously, " You wanna start something? " Other Bomb records fail to mention the first .larman award, given to Jim as the most outstanding Cadet of the fourth class. Additional praise would be out of place. JAMES BENDER DISCHINGER Gloucester. Virginia Civil Engineering, Field Artillery - Porky " Private, Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); American Society of Civil Engineers; Intramural Council; Football (4); Baseball (4). After hiding his talents for three years, " Porky " suddenly blossomed forth as a full-fledged man about town. Except for a brief dead- lock with the Language Department, Jim has come unscathed, and not without some glory " up the hill of science. " xrmJr 043 CLYDE LEONARD ELLINGTON Fredericksburg, Virginia Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Duke " Private, Corporal (3); Northern Virginia Club; Monogram Club; Football (4, 3, ' 2, 1); Baseball (4, 3, -I, 1), Captain (1). Big and blustering — even as a rat, big " Duke " was charging down the field, or down the rat line. Definitely not a " mouse " rat — we call his type " football misters " — gross and amiable — rough and tough — a good man to have on your side. WILLIAM HEMSLEY EMORY, JR. Wareenton, Virginia Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Bill " Private, Corporal (3); Color Sergeant (-2); Lieutenant (1); Academic Stars (3); Hunt Club; Cadet (i, 3, -i): Polo Club 13, ' 2, 1); Northern Virginia Club, Secretary (3), Vice President (2), President (1): Turn-Out (3); Football (4); American Society of Civil Engineers, Secretary ( k 2); Second Class Finance Committee; Hop Committee. From his record it is obvious Bill has been keeping books and files most of the time. And with the use of a slide rule, adding machine, comptometer and the " Egyptian constant " they seem to come out right. Tow headed, broad " A " accent, affable. Bill picks up responsible jobs like molasses catches flies. LELAND LOYD ESTES, JR. Danville, Virginia Chemistry, Cavalry -1). D. " Private; Commandant ' s Clerk (11; Academic Stars (4, 3, -2, 1); American Chemical Society; Hunt Club; Press Club; Southside Virginia Club, President (1); Cadet (4, 3); Turn-Out (-2, 1); Bomb, Associate Editor (1); Cross Country (4); Track (4); Second Class Show; Assistant Manager, Basket Ball (-2). " D. D. " takes his chemistry and his bridge seriously, but nothing else. Full of bright ideas and corny jokes and his own sense of humor he lias gone happily through his cadctship writing and talking in his own inimitable style. Somehow he makes stars. WILLIAM TAYLOR FEELY, JR. Grand Kapids, Michigan Electrical Engineering, Fiekl Artillery " Fleecy " Private, Corporal (3); First Sergeant (-2); Captain (1); Yankee Club; Hunt Club; Football (4, 3); Wrestling (4); Track (4); Polo (3, 2); Captain fl). When the " Bull " bellows, he makes sure every one hears. His favorite complaint — " why ain ' t my platter of ham good as that on the Staff table? I pay as much as they do to come here. " A flash on a hayburner— whether blocking a man on the polo field or teaching a girl ' s camp brood to ride. czMkdJ LAuJJyTTte n «£ MURRAY INNES FORBES, JR. Huntington, West Vikgini i Electrical Engineering. Field Artillery " Murray " Private, Corporal (3); Regimental Sergeant Major (2); Captain (1); Hunt Club; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Episcopal Vestry; Northern Virginia Club; Horse Show Team; Hop Committee; Second Class Finance Committee. Murray is Johnny-on-the-spot and anxious to please in a military maimer. His greatest love is horses. He rides well, not in the fashion of a cowboy, cavalryman or cavalier, but like an English gentleman brought up in the tradition of the hunt. DONALD LEE FOX Dayton, Ohio Liberal Art-. Infantry " 11, ,„:,„ " Private; Yankee Club; Lectern Club (3, ' - , 1); Glee Club (3, 2, 1) Cadet, Business Staff (4, 3); Turn-Out, Publicity Manager (2, 1) Cross Country (4); Swimming (3); Assistant Manager, Football (2) Manager, Varsity Football (1). Criticize big business or a V. M. I. football player and you have Don to outwit — a rare achievement. Successful as varsity football manager — asset to any organization. Collects his share of fur from any and all episodes, but at heart just a family man. WARREN SETTLE FRANK Ltjray, Virginia Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Frankie " Private, Sergeant (2); American Society of Civil Engineers; Shen- andoah Valley Club; Northern Virginia Club; Methodist Club; Track (4); Cross Country (i, 3, 2); Assistant Manager, Track (2); Manager, Track (1). At home on any track — his endurance in cross country appreciated by all except the shoe rationing board. A cadet who puts his Civil Engineering before anv trivial pastime and is admi red for it. Short military career no sample of his ability. ALVIN ZELL FREEMAN Providence, Rhode Island Civil Engineering, Cavalry " A. Z. " Private; Yankee Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of the Guard Association: Ri.le Team; Intramural Rifle Trophy (i); Intramural Rifle, Manager (1); I)e Bergerac, Guarde de la Porte, O. L. L. (158). The perplexing socialite who doesn ' t drink, play bridge, or revel in the dance — lives for the Army and for going fishing for mountain " bass " — with a broadened Rhode Island " A, " if you please. With a quick temper — a sharp eye for a rifle target — and a more cultured mind than the usual Civil Engineer. ' Murray Arm 043 BAYLOR PRICE GIBSON Pennington Gap, Virginia Electrical Engineering, Cavalry " Ish " Private, Corporal (8); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); Methodist Club; Hunt Club; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Southwest Virginia Club, President (1); Battalion Adjutant (1). With his Southwest Virginia brogue the " Ish " has never given up fighting for this " garden spot of the earth. " In his " turtle " head is f Hind the conquering ability needed in Electrical Engineering, and to keep an " A " Company platoon in line. Still playing the field of females, he is known to have received one vote as the most hand- some Cadet in barracks. JESSE SAMUEL GILLESPIE, JR. Bluefield, Virginia Chemistry, Cavalry " Sam " Private, Corporal (3); Battalion Sergeant Major (2); Lieutenant (1) Academic Stars (4, 3, 2, 1); Glee Club, Business Manager fl) Cadet (4); Bomb, Copy Editor (1); Second Class Finance Committee Hop Committee. Academically on top of the class for four years, and on top as well in popularity and esteem of the " brothers. " He spends most of his time in the chemistry lab, or with his nose in a popular novel, or somewhere in Virginia on week-ends. He takes his studies as they come and lets the maxes fall where thev may. FLOYD DEWEY GOTTWALD, JR. Richmond, Virginia Chemistry, Cavalry " Billy " ' Private; Richmond Club; Hunt Club; American Chemical Society; Cadet (3), Associate Editor (2), Alumni Editor (1); Horse Show Team (2, 1). If you hear a snarling voice growl (and he ain ' t kidding), " I will give you a two, " then there ' s Willie on the receiving end. But when not tussling with Kekule ' s concoctions, he is doing a pretty good job of riding, or composing for the Cadet; or wistfully watching the brothers depart on F. C. P. WILLIAM WEEKS GROVE New Hope, Virginia Civil Engineering, Cavalry Private, Corporal (8); Shenandoah Valley Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Football (4); Wrestling (4); Baseball (4); Track (3); Assistant Manager, Track (2). Vice president and chief oil spreader for consolidated concessions, Inc. He should end up with three balls over the front door. Friend of the rats when " bizness " counts — happy-go-lucky, " give the mice hell " otherwise. Definitely a character, and a most ideal private, first class. yuMl C aAJyinem - CURTIS ALDEN GUILD St. Albaxs, New York Chemistry, Pre-Medical, Infantry " Alligator " Private: Hunt Club; Yankee Club; Virginia Academy of Science; Caduceus (1); Wrestling (i). Four-year wrestler — one on the mat, three on the academics. A Cadet to whom Ring Figure has a meaning. Conductor of expedi- tionary forces to the Seminary — always the true Yankee — lover of horses. The future Dr. Guild will be remembered as TOOTHLESS Curt to us. JOSHUA LUCIUS HALBERT, IV Corsicana, Texas Electrical Engineering, Field Artillery " Jftftifta " Private; Glee Club; Texas Club; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Officers of the Guard Association. Josh is the grandsire of the gremlins, the Texas variety, that cause eternal uproar and mischief in class rooms. He advocates that the United States make an alliance with Texas for the duration of the war, and staunchly upholds the right of first-class privates to be gross. WILLIAM CAMPBELL HAGAN Norfolk, Virginia Chemistry, Cavalry " Will " Private; Norfolk-Portsmouth Club; American Chemical Society; Officers of the Guard Association; Football (4). There will always be an England so far as Will is concerned and he makes a good propaganda minister for the British Empire. V. M. I., a family tradition and the Marines in his blood. At ease in every position except on a horse, and even here he is hard to throw. A sly remark or a deep thought — both are characteristic. JOHN SELDEN HALSEY Wilmington. North Carolina Chemistry. Cavalry " Duck " Private; Monogram Club; Carolina Club; American Chemical Society; Hunt Club; Circulation Manager, Turn-Out; Business Staff, Turn-Old (2); Wrestling (4); Varsity Swimming (8, i, 1); Second Class Show; Assistant Manager, Track ( l 2). A lump of butter in your chair or a bowl of soup in your hair, accom- panied by uproarious and pleased laughter is the general intro- duction to " Blue Duck. " Past this first curtain of slap-happiness, though, you can find intelligence, seriousness, and the lust for bridge, characteristic of the chemist clan. ' Alligator " xmJj 43 GUNYON MITCHELL HARRISON, JR. Frederk ' ksbi ' kg, Virginia Chemistry, Pre-Medical, Infantry " Pee Wee " Private; Virginia Academy of Science; Northern Virginia Club; Caduceus (1); Cadet Trainer (3, 2, 1). A little gremlin who ' s as friendly as a puppy — a loud laugh that is as contagious as measles — an amusing after-dinner speaker; with more gestures than an octopus with eight hot feet. This jovial mite is the unsung hero of the Athletic Department — chief dispenser of tape, gab and Sloan ' s Liniment. JOHN PANNILL HASTINGS Corsicana, Texas Electrical Engineering, Field Artillery " John " Private; Lieutenant ( 1) ; Academic Stars ( L 2, 1 ) ; Texas Club; Glee Club; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Officers of the Guard As- sociation; Exalted Emissary to the Unenlightened, P. F. M. (15S). The unpredictable gent who bashed hell outer the radio when it said " The best tunes of all ... " just once too often. A good natured, easy going and high ranking E. E. man. Dabbles in art and con- structs models for his own amazement. Running, efficient, and capable. GUY HALIFAX HASKINS, JR. PorctiKEEPsiE, New York Civil Engineering, Cavalry " Yank " Private; Yankee Club, Vice President (-1), President (1); Baseball (■1); Wrestling (3, 3, 1). Consolidated concessions — gas tickets, laundry, uniforms, pictures, rooms for dates — obviously a versatile man, with a touch of Scotch. A little bundle of energy, financier, big-time operator. During the present meat shortage, his contract terms are " for a pound of flesh. " GARDNER PARRISH HELLER Bedford, Virginia Chemistry, Field Artillery " Fritz " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); Academic Stars (4, 3, " 2, 1); American Chemical Society; Methodist Club, President (1); Lynchburg Club. As conqueror of Butch ' s unknowns anddelicatephysical experiments, he emerges from the building of fumes, odors and explosions a star chemist. Consistent in all his activities — his heart with his com- pany — a lieutenant who knows the proper combination of fun and work ... an officer any private will value. QAdJ C vaAJLyTne n - RAY EDGAR HIGGINS Somerset, Kentucky Civil Engineering, Infantry " X-Ray " Private; American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of the Guard Association; Basket Ball (4, 3, 2). Another of those quiet, hard workers who only seem to take things easy. Friendly, and ready with helping hand extended — disciple of Culbertson — basket ball ace, retired . . . with one eye set on a bright feminine star from the Blue Grass State. JOHN TATE HINER Mahlinton, West Virginia Civil Engineering, Infantry " Happy " Private; American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of the Guard Association; Wrestling (4, 8). Another one of these outward introverts but inner extroverts — an eye for intrigue—and fight promoter (coat holder specie). Beset with the Patio stride; advocate of V. M. I. stag brawls, and the last on his feet under all conditions. WILLIAM POINDEXTER HILL, JR. Winston-Salem, North Carolina Liberal Arts, Cavalry " Gunga " Private, Sergeant (2); Carolina Club, President (1); Officers o Guard Association; Lectern Club. Plugging his way through L. A. this Tar Heel has found di ways to amuse himself — a beaten path to the deluxe clubs of ington his favorite trail — one first-class private who feels it his !■ look after an leaderless platoon. lie finds it hard to track of his ring in such a partying atmosphere, but no femal lias been aide to change the " Gunga. " Lex- duty keep JAMES ORLANDO HODGKIN, III Warrenton, Virginia Chemistry, Pre-Medical, Field Artillery " Poker Jim " Private, Corporal (8); Northern Virginia Club; Hunt Club; Glee Club; Virginia Academy of Science; Officers of the Guard Associa- tion; Turn-Ont (3, 2); Basket Ball (4); Polo (3, • , 1); Intramural Manager; Assistant Manager, Track (2). The out-door type; horses and dogs. Belongs on a ranch, but is bearing the white man ' s burden and staying east to study dentistry. Firm in his convictions and ready to argue and defend them to the last man. Is always having complications develop just before Hops. ' X " -Roy " Gunga ' " Happy " xmJr 043 EARL FULTON HOGAN Clifton Fokge, Virginia Civil Engineering, Cavalry " Fireball " Private; Monogram Club; American Society of Civil Enginet Officers of the Guard Association; Baseball (4, 3, i. 1). The gangling " Goshen Fireball, " who is something of a big-ti operator around the local feminine clientele. Also ace hurler the Big Beds, acquiring the art by hurling stones at squirrels the Virginia backwoods. Generally reserved and retiring — 1 how that man can eat. GUY FOSTER HOLLIFIELD Martinsville, Virginia Chemistry, Pre-Medical, Cavalry " Woof " ' Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant ( ' - ' ); Virginia Academy of Science; Southside Virginia Club, Vice President !- ); Officers of the Guard Association; Cadet, Business Staff (3); Horse Show Team (1); Assistant Manager, Wrestling (2); Manager, Bat Wrestling (1). Definitely a man of ideas — both on women and work — and ready to state them at the drop of a hat, or less. A " bull session catalyst " and the only way to stop the reaction is to throw him out of the room. Call him a Joe College Keydet . . . party boy personified . . . damn good fellow . . . and you have the " Woof. " NELSON MILES HOLDEN, JR. Brooklyn, N. Y. Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Nelse " Private; Yankee Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of the Guard Association; Polo (3, 2, 1); Fencing (3, 2, 1); Pistol (4). One of Roxie ' s hard-working Field Artillery men — and though ' tis said they have time only for Military Science — " Nelse " has still been an outstanding man on the polo and fencing teams, not to mention his attentions to the Commandant ' s daughter— the failure of a mission. MARK EDGAR HOLT, JR. Petersburg, Virginia Chemistry, Pre-Medical, Field Artillery " Pruneface " Private; Academic Stars (1); Baptist Club; Virginia Academy of Science; Caduceus (1); Glee Club; Officers of the Guard Association; Tiirn-Out (3); Cadet (2, 1); Assistant Manager, Wrestling (i) Manager, Wrestling (1). Usually as busy as a butterfly in a whirlwind — except when it ' s time to go to Hollins. The type of man who would say, " Damn the earthquake, I ' ve got to finish this experiment by ' tonight. " As honest and as unpretentious as a pair of red flannels. mM C aAA n n m WOODWARD HOOVER Bethesda, Maryland Liberal Arts. Infantry " Woody " Private; Maryland Club; Yankee Club; Lectern Club; Officers of the Guard Association. " Bessie, " a bottle of beer.a wide grin and " Woody " all go together. The terror of the first sergeants and section marchers . . . he manages to give the instructors a fit, too, either with verbose quiz papers or loud snores, for both are characteristic of the true liberal artist that he is. MAX FREDERICK JENNY Niagara Falls, New York Chemistry, Infantry Private, Corpora 1(3); Color Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); Academic Stars (4); Yankee Club; Cadet (4, 3, 2, 1), Associate Editor (3, 2); Hop Committee; Second Class Finance Committee; Assistant Manager, Football (2). Lacking the roar and size of Niagara, Fred in his own quiet way has made quite a place in the Corps. A quiet Yankee — the first in history — who, as a cadet officer, set the example he wanted his men to follow. One doughboy who will know just the formula for sore GORDON LYLE JACKS Douglas, Arizona Chemistry, Field Artillery " Chesty " Private; American Chemical Society; Cadet (-t, 3, -2), Sports Editor (1); Basket Ball If); Track (4); Hop Committee; Second Class Finance Committee. Cactus Jack, the man that caused the Athletic Association to re- nounce the Cadet. Baiter of sports writers in general and The lioanoke Times in particular, Gordon never hesitated to tell Poolev what he thought, and still he lives on to guess at unknowns in Butch ' s lab. WILLIAM HENRY JOHANN, JR. Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering. Infantry. " Dudley " Private; American Society of Civil Engineers; Richmond Club; Officers of the Guard; Turn-Old, Business Staff (3, •- ' , 1); Bomb Staff, Outrage Editor. Quiet and sentimental at times — a holy terror in the wee dark hours of the morning. Pity should be felt for those who come in contact with him before breakfast. A maddening wit plagues us for the remainder of the day. It ' s surprising that one from the " Holy City " should have such a variety of dumb expressions, " It ' s hard t; believe, but there you are. " xmvtfj 043 ANDREW LANGSTAFF JOHNSTON III Plaixfield, New Jersey Chemistry, Cavalry " Skqfto " Private; Yankee Club; Monogram Club; American Chemical Society; Swimming (4, 3, L 2). " Shafto " is another of the physical culture addicts; but we, his brother rats, often fear that he is in danger of becoming muscle bound in the Larynx. Being a member of the B. T. 0. Club, one of the " Patio ' s " chief supports, and a chemist to boot, " Shafto " is a busy man; but this bundle of energy, though small, seems admirably suited for action. THOMAS GABRIEL JONES III Tappahan-n-ock, Virginia Civil Engineering, Cavalry " Gabe " Private, Corporal (3); Serge ant (2); Lieutenant (1); American Society of Civil Engineers. A metropolitan at heart, " Gabe " hugely enjoys a lusty bull session, particularly one concerning parties and women. Nobody has ever shaken " Gabe ' s " faith that the Cavalry is not only the most glam- orous, but the most vital, of all arms as well. HARRY TUDOR JONES, JR. Norfolk, Virginia Liberal Arts, Field Artillery " tf " Private, Corporal (3); Norfolk-Portsmouth Club; Hunt Club; Lectern Club; Officers of the Guard Association. Handsome Harry — the ladies man — a party man with many regrets. No day complete without his " particular " letter from down South. The Liberal Art ' s armchair strategist whose prize tactics bud forth during the hours at night spent in the magazine section of the library. WILLIAM CRITTENDEN JUDD Mineral, Virginia Chemistry, Infantry " Bill " Private, Corporal (3J; Sergeant (2); American Chemical Society; Officers of the Guard Association. One of the true revolutionists, vainly fighting for the new order — a brave non-conformist. Wild William pits his dry wit against the best, and fares well. A man with a strong sense of duty, and claims for a great capacity for work. ytiid C taAA n n ■kss mmm EUGENE THOMAS KELLY Roanoke, Virginia Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Bud " Private; Roanoke Club; Monogram Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of the Guard Association; Football (4); Cross Country (3, 2); Track (4, 3, -2, 1). Kelly knows where the " Thermathrocal " goes on an airplane, how to put new life in a car, and the whys and wherefores of surveying. Nobody knows whether he loves machines or " Boscoe " the better, hut he is at his best when imitating the eloquence of Brother Lauder- dale. THOMAS COPE LAUNDON Topeka, Kansas Electrical Engineering, Field Artillery " Doc " stitute of Electrical Engineers; Officers of the Private; American Ii Guard Association. Calm and studious, with an inner fire that comes blazing forth at the most unexpected moments. Pride of the E. E. ' s and a verit- able Don Juan when the occasion arises in addition to having an infinite capacity for hard and serious work. WILLIAM BREECE LAMBOT New York, New York Chemistry, Infantry " Bill " Private; Yankee Club; Glee Club; Officers of the Guard Association; Rifle Team (3, 2); Grand Wizard of Information, P. F. M. (158). One of those physical culture fiends who abhors labor for labor ' s sake and only labors for health ' s sake. Most industrious student — saving dough for his O. A. O. by a week-end of study. Bill ' s interests are elsewhere — up north — or south with the paratroopers. AARON FRANKLIN LAW Healing Spiungs, Virginia Civil Engineering, Infantry " Tripod " Private; American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of the Guard Association; Football (4, ' :i, • , 1). Brother Aaron hails from that rough and tough Bear Cat Creek District — says they run him out fer bein ' a sissy. But he lining a goodly supply of songs and sayin ' s, and anyone what think he can match the " Pod " in story telling has got another think coming. xrmJj 043 ROBERT THORNTON LEMMON Lynchburg, Virginia Liberal Arts, Infantry " Manuelo " Private; Lynchburg Club; Lectern Club; Officers of the Guard Association; Gym Team (3); Second Class Show (2). Commonly referred to as the breaker of doors — when crossed in love. Half of the strong and silent type — being off the gold standard for the present. Academics puts the only crimp in the style of our miniature Charles Atlas. But the crimp isn ' t noticeable when Robin is in action. ALBIN LOTHAR LINDALL, JR. Newport, Rhode Island Liberal Arts, Field Artillery " Al " Private, Corporal (3); Lectern Club; Hunt Club; Lutheran Club; Yankee Club; Baptist Student Union; Officers of the Guard As- sociation; Polo (4, 3, ' 2, 1); Golf (4, 3, 2, 1). An artillery man with a Liberal Arts perspective. His intramural bowling is evidence he is tops in aiming his weapons. Anchored to the Navy by family ties . . . swinging at a polo or golf ball his finest pleasure ... a continuous hop week-end with a beautiful date his conception of a perfect V. M.I. JOHN WINFIELD LITTON, JR. Norton, Virginia Civil Engineering, Cavalry " Sonny " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant ( u 2); American Society of Civil Engineers; Southwest Virginia Club, Secretary-Treasurer fl); Methodist Club; Football (i, 3, -2); Officers of the Guard Association. They say if " Sonny " had opened his mouth once as a sergeant he would have been a lieutenant. He grew tough in the coal country — plays a fast game of football, despite his size. The silent type, not because he has nothing to say, but because he knows the psycho- logical moment to say nothing. NELSON ALEXANDER MAHONE, JR. Charlottesville, Virginia Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Shorty " Private, Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1); American Society of Civil Engineers; Monogram Club; Hunt Club; Business Staff, Bomb; Wrestling (4, 3). A short stride and a long nose — -a horseman ever ready for a horse- man ' s furlough. Surprisingly capping a career of grossness with lieutenant ' s stripes — he still parties with the best of them. And for further recommendation, please add a most consumate rug- cutting ability. = y id C tuAA ne n WILLIAM DOW MARKIN I ronton ' , Ohio Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Dou " Private; Yankee Club; Monogram Club; Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Track (4, 3, i, 1); Baseball (4). If a coach is needed, call " Dow " . He proved himself on the football field, but is willing to try anything. A versatile authority — soi-disant. Local Vic Mature — navigating the social whirl with a femme on either arm - a most enviable hobby. WILLIAM GRANVILLE McCLURE, JR. Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Doctor " Private, Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2); First Lieutenant (1); Captain, Regimental S- 1 --? (1); Richmond Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Glee Club; Track (4, 3, l 2, 1); Monogram Club; Hop Committee; Honor Court, President (1); General Committee, President (1). Our local justice of the peace has many titles to weigh him down — but he still manages to get his feet on the table for a lusty " session. " A solid citizen — the steadying influence of ' 43 and the Corps. His future — a Leatherneck and domisticated male animal. JOSEPH JAMES MATTHEWS, JR. Hampton, Virginia Civil Engineering, Field Artillery Private; Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); Baptist Club; American Society of Civil Engineers, Treasurer (2); Football (4, 3, -2, 1); Track (3, -2); Hop Committee; Second Class Finance Committee. In spite of the size of the " Head ' s " head, it is easier to put things on it than in it. But even the pedants forgive him when he becomes " old reliable " on the football field, making the glamor boys possible. Here ' s to the " Head, " all the world may stand up and say, " There ' s a man I like! " ROBERT WARREN McCONNELL Troy, Ohio Chemistry, Pre-Medical, Cavalry " Mar " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant Lieutenant (1); Yankee Chili; Virginia Academy of Science; Glee Club; Caduceus; Baseball (4, 3); Second Class Show; Assistant Manager, Football (2). ' ' What ' s up,JDoc? " can only mean one thing, the " garrulous Yankee " is loose again. His insatiable curiosity has driven him to study entomology — probably knows more about termites than any man at V. M. I. An industrious individualist who has acquired a place as one of Doc ' s strange brood. ' Jimmy " umJr 043 CHARLES LEDYARD McCORD Shaker Heights, Ohio Electrical Engineering, Field Artillery " Bud " Private, Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2); Captain (1); American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Vice Chairman (1); Yankee Club; Hunt Club; Monogram Club; Baseball (4, 3, 1); Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); Second Class Show; Second Class Finance Committee; Hop Com- mittee; Battalion Commander (1). " Bud " has spent four years at the Institute collecting stripes, nicknames, stars and wrestling ability. " Muscles " accepts respon- sibilities with the same youthful outlook with which he accepted the Institute his rat year. Nothing has succeeded in erasing his lazy grin. JOHN KILBY McGRATH, JR. Harrisonburg, Virginia Civil Engineering, Infantry " Jack " Private, Corporal (3); American Society of Civil Engineers; Mono- gram Club; Shenandoah Valley Club, Vice President (1); Wrestling (4, 3, -2, 1), Captain (1). Perfector of the use of the hip lock to conquer on the mat — has also found other uses for it. Never still or quiet for a long interval — soap carver, clay modeler, master lockpicker — this Atlas in minia- ture would never enjoy life if he had to live dignified and reserved. THOMAS FRANCIS McGRAW, JR. Roanoke, Virginia Civil Engineering, Cavalry " Tom " Private, Corporal (3); Academic Stars (4, 3, ' 2, 1); Monogram Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Football (4, 3, L 2, 1); Basket Ball (4, 3); Track (4, 3, -2); Second Class Show. As Sultan of the " Barbary Coast, " Mac rales with an iron fist. A varsity football player, he led his subjects in that now famous football match with the Gold Coast bovs, and now directs the weekly attacks on El Patio. WILLIAM CHARLES McKAMY Chatham, Mississippi Chemistry, Field Artillery " Mac " Private, Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); Mississippi-Louisiana Club, President (1); Business Staff, Cadet (3, 2); Business Manager, 1943 Bomb; Football (4); Polo (2, 1); Gym Team (4, 3); Officers of the Guard Association. Individualist — " blood, sweat and tears " artillery victim — learning success the hard way. His favorite sport was giving Sqeaky hell in a most imperious manner, and the one man who had the guts to scowl openly when receiving his daily two from Butch — an accomplishment well worth four years at V. M. I. czM Al C vaJJy?ne n _ ROBERT WILLIAM McKELVEY Belleville, Illinois Civil Engineering, Infantry " Mac " Private; Academic Stars {i, 1); Yankee Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Football (4). Father McKelvey has led the " Rindydinks " to victory on the gridiron, and many of his doubtful " brother rats " to an Ipso Facto proficiency in the engineering building. For a good yarn, help on that rugged structures problem, or a boon companion — " Mac ' s " the JAMES ARTHUR MIDDLETON Syracuse, Xew Yohk Civil Engineering, Infantry " Mid " Private, Corporal (3); Yankee Club; Glee Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Cadet (4, 3); Baseball (4, ' 2, 1). " Mid " can best be described as a mad engineer with a soul, whose secret ambition is to become a second Toscanini with a personality that approaches a cross between the late John Barry- more and ' Monty Woolley. He ' ll do it, too; if mountain climbing and tropic exploring don ' t get him first. THOMAS COLE McLEOD Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Mac " Private, Corporal (3); Richmond Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Baseball (4); Second Class Finance Committee; Hop lommittee. Naive . . . chubby and good natured — with a determined chin but easily snagged by a female " line. " " No woman, however, is worth running the block for, " says Tom — with the inevitable one excep- tion. Self-sufficient— no bad habits— vet. ROBERT EARL MILLER, JR. Ohillicothe, Ohio Civil Engineering Field Ariillrrv " R. E. " Private; Yankee Club; Hunt Club; American Society of Civil En- gineers; Episcopal Supper Club; Fencing (-2, 1); Second Class Show. One of the many welcome Yankee invaders — who arrived late quoting " Better late. " He then began his climb to the top. Repre- sentative " Will hand in " member — outstanding on the local " Touche " team — rapier dodger A-l. xrmJr 043 JULIUS ANDREW MINTON, JR. Roanoke, Virginia Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Julius " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); First Lieutenant (1); Mono- gram Club; American Society of Civil Engineers, President (1); Roanoke Club, President (1); Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Track (4, 3, 2, 1 ) ; Wrestling (4) ; Hop Committee; Second Class Finance Committee. The fastest big man imaginable; on the track, football field and sofa he has demonstrated his paces. Eager from the first time he stepped off ten minutes ahead of everybody else, his academics tripped him momentarily in mid course, but he finished strongly in all fields. ROBERT BOXLEY MOUNTCASTLE Roanoke, Virginia Civil Engineering, Cavalry " Bob " Private, Sergeant (2); Roanoke Club, Treasurer (3), Vice President (2); Hunt Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Assistant Manager, Football; Manager, Rat Football (1). A gruff gentleman usually lost in a cloud of foul cigar smoke- instigator of diabolical practical jokes, a terrific " line " in class — " powerhouse, " unquote — and a conscientious friend. CHESLAY MAURICE MOYER, JR. Staunton, Virginia Civil Engineering, Cavalry " Ches " Private, Corporal (3); Shenandoah Valley Club, President (1); Baseball (4); Wrestling (4, 3); Horse Show Team (2, 1); Assistant Manager, Wrestling (2). The executive head of Consolidated Concessions, barrack ' s largest unofficial sales department, who is always ready to solve a " rat ' s " problem with a sale. Business and pleasure, " Ches " successfully combines the two, floating through the week-ends and breezing through his studies with high stand in all. Tops in horsemanship as well as friendship. JOSEPH MUHA McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Joltin ' Joe " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Yankee Club; Monogram Club; American Society of Civil Engineers, Treasurer (1); Athletic Council, Vice President (21, President (1); Football (i, 3, 2, 1), Captain (1); Track (4, 3, 2, 1); Baseball (4, 3). In two words — conservative, unpretentious. We seem to have tough luck with our Ail-American material. As a Cadet, " Joltin ' Joe, " has a place in the Corps fully comparable to that on the gridiron. " One of the brothers " is adequate praise. uMt CytaAJb nem BYRON FRANCIS NETTROUR Ben Avon, Pennsylvania Civil Engin. i ring, avaln " Bill " Private; Yankee Club; Assistant Manager, Basket Ball (2). Recipient for four years of the mysterious " Boo " letters, with the stamp upside down — one of barracks unsolved problems. A typical Yankee, with a quiet air and a quick temper — which is gone as quickly as it comes. And one who doesn ' t mind putting his time on the mysteries of C. E. GEORGE ELLIS PARKER Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " George " Private; Richmond Club; Officers of the Guard Association. He of the booming voice, shaking the very roots of Scott-Shipp Hall as he expostulates. A one-man booster club for the " Holy City, " which destines him for a post with the Junior Chamber of Commerce. That is, if local advisings don ' t bloom into a love-lorn column before hand. ARTHUR BAYNE NUNN, JR. Goshen, Virginia Civil Engineering, Cavalry " BUI " Private; American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers Association; Football (4), No one questions his intellect, for he found his wa; mountain hollow of Goshen. Always in top physi for he gets a workout trying to untangle those blond northside — a first-class private, valuable to his comp of tha ndition of tin CHARLES CURRY PARKINS Harrisonburg, Virginia Electrical Engineering, Field Artillery " Silky " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant ( ' 2); Color Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); Academic Stars (• , 1); Monogram Club; Shenandoah Valley Club; Basket Ball (4); Football (4, 3, -2, 1); Gym Team (4, 3, 2, 1); Assistant Manager, Baseball (-2); Manager, Baseball (1). Webster says " silky " is something smooth — which is what he is, under shoulder pads . . . behind lieutenant ' s stripes ... or behind the sofa at Madison. Won eternal fame by making the six-point, end- around run in ' 41 that beat V. P. I. xmJr 043 jack Mcpherson parrish, jr. Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Jack " Private, Corporal (3); Richmond Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Cadet (3, 2, 1), Assistant Business Manager (1); Golf Team (3, ' 2, 1); Wrestling (4). The quietest man in barracks — an appearance hardly representative of a man with such a trail of disastrous loves. Immaculately neat, easy going, retiring and most easy to get along with. OVERTON BAKER PETTIT Frederick Hall, Virginia Civil Engineering, Infantry " 0. B. " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant (2), Supply Sergeant (2); Captain (1); American Society of Civil Engineers. One Cadet who found no obstacles in the Infantry as his military record will bear evidence. Quiet but effective leader who takes pride in his company — seeing that his civil course is never neglected — and keeping up with the lighter vein of barracks life. BANE GUSTAFF PEERY Tazewell, Virginia Electrical Engineering, Field Artillery " Bane " Private; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Southwes Virginia Club; Officers of the Guard Association. A man who moves quietly into the general good graces of the Corps- friendly, unquenchable good spirit. Leader of the E. E. " quiz kids " - dashing of f solid knowledge with slip-stick, pencil and gray matter- focal point of hull sessions and festivity. EDWIN KEITH PHILLIPS, JR. Newport News, Virginia Civil Engineering, Cavalry ' •Porkif Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); Episcopal Supper Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Hunt Club; Officers of the Guard Association; ( ' add (4, 3); Turn-Out, Assistant Business Manager (2); Bomb, Circulation Manager (1). We are proud of our Keith when he comes strutting down the parade ground at the head of his platoon with his cherubic face aglow. Beware of an innocent face, stranger; his bridge game is vicious, and his business mind is sharp. zM t C oAJy?rie i GEORGE MONROE PICKRAL, JR. Chatham, Virginia Chemistry, Infantry " Pick " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant ( l 2); Lieutenant (1); American Chemical Society; Southside Virginia Club; Methodist Club; Bomb, Staff (1); Assistant Manager, Baseball (-2); Manager, Rat Base- ball (1). Born with a weed in one hand and thirteen cards in the other — his first words were " Two spades " — probably the grossest officer in barracks in spite of a firm military foundation at Hargrave. Not natural now (love bug) but normally a hellava good representa- tive of the " mix ' em V stink " clan, CH- ' 2. ALLEN RIVES POTTS GoRDONSVILLE, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering, Cavalry " Al " Private; Northern Virginia Club; American Society of Civil En- gineers; Monogram Club; Hunt Club; Officers of the Guard Associa- tion; Football (4); Horse Show Team (2, 1), Manager (1); Swimming (■t, 3, 2, 1), Captain (1); Intramural Manager, Company " C. " Look to the place where the noise is loudest, and there will lie Potts tormenting the instructor, and delighting the class. He holds the class record for taking re-exams, but by hook or crook, swimming finds him academically sound enough to paddle. VIRGINIUS SEBRELL PITTMAN, JR. Caphox, Virginia Chemistry, Pre-Medical, Field Artillery " Sturgeon " Private; Virginia Academy of Science; Norfolk-Portsmouth Club; Mcthodisl Clul ; Caducous I 1 . Officers of the Guard Association. This embryo doctor from the peanut country is the antithesis of the month of March. He came in as a mouse and goes out like a lion. A rare gift for repartee with Robin Hood ' s accuracy with his darts. Loaded with common sense and tolerance, he is a welcome addition to any group. ROBERT MORRIS PRICE Newport News, Virginia Electrical Engineering, Field Artillery -Bntr Private, Corporal (3); American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Assistant Manager, Rifle Team (2); Manager, Rifle Team (1). Happy-Co-Lucky Price looks to the Newport News (shipyard as the paradise to which all good electrical engineers go. In his free hours he is strictly a party man, and he spends long hours upholding the honor of the " E. E. ' s " against the hordes of chemists in the Bridge Club. " Sturgeon " xrmJr 043 H ROBERT LEGARE ' REEVES Madison, New Jersey Chemistry, Pre-Medical, Field Artillery " Rabbit " Private, Corporal (3); First Sergeant (i); Captain (1); Academic Stars (4, 3, ' 2, 1); Hunt Club (2, 1); Caduceus (1); Virginia Academy of Science, Vice President (2), President (1}; Episcopal Vestry; Wrestling (4, 3, 1), Captain (4); Gym (4, 3, 2, 1); Hop Committee; Genera] Committee, Vice President (1); Honor Court, Vice Presi- dent (1); Vice President, Class (3, % 1). A " Bunny Rabbit " with a passion for albinos — the grand Mogul of " Doc ' s " hoys — disproved the old adage " Jack of all trades, master of none. " . . . Wrestler, scholar, battalion commander and party boy, par excellence. PETE RICE, JR. Kaufman, Texas Electrical Engineering, Field Artillery " Pedro " Private, Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); Texas Club, President (1); Baptist Club; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Business Staff, Bomb; Golf Team (3, 2, 1); Baseball (4); Wrestling (4); Second Class Finance Committee; Hop Com- mittee; Second Class Show; Assistant Manager, Football (2). With a touch of Texas in his talk and walk — a mean eye for a golf and a puzzling frown caused by all those ammeters, volt- meters, wattmeters and tachometers he struggles with every night. Pete keeps himself busy and usually in some kind of trouble. c y i L taAAj?rie n WILLIAM JENKINS ROSS Florence, Alabama Chemistry, Field Artillery " Verm " Private; American Chemical Society; Deep South Club. A man whose mind never knows what his fingers are doing. . . They hold a weed as often as a book. And of such admirable patience that he endures those " couple of hands " bridge games without a murmur. Summed up by a " brother " as one who works hard and sleeps hard. JOHN FULTON REYNOLDS SCOTT, JR. East Falls Church, Virginia Liberal Arts. Infantry " Scottie " Private, Corporal (3); Ambassador Club, President (1); Texas Club; Lectern Club, Secretary (1); Turn-Out, Humor Editor (1); Cadet (3); Bomb Staff (1); Track (4); Swimming (4, 3, i); Mono- gram Club; Second Class Finance Committee; Hop Committee; Officers of the Guard Association. A loud noise and a fiendish outburst of laughter heralds " Scottie. " Only quiet on the mornings after. A true liberal artist, he divides his time between thinking of devilish schemes and sleeping each day away. Armed with a camera in his hand " Scottie " is ready to conquer the world — by hook or crook. JULIAN BECKWITH RUFFIN Hopewell, Virginia Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Buck " Private; American Society of Civil Engineers; Football (4). That rugged little Bolshevik in third platoon of " D " Company isn ' t really a revolutionary — he ' s just gross, and to see his carrying on in his " pixilated " way, you would never guess that he is some- thing of a scholar and quite a conservative. LEON MELIUS SENSABAUGH Birmingham, Alabama Liberal Arts. Field Artillery " Latch " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Cadet (3); Cross Country (4); Track (4); Second Class Finance Committee; Hop Committee; Assistant Manager. Track (£). 1943 ' s two-dimensional man. A past master at evading the things to be done — snatching a quick nap — or a few hands of bridge. Officer material that took the road to ruin of the happv, carefree P. F. C. ' s. ixmi 043 ■ « GORDON ANDERSON SMITH Grayslake, Illinois Electrical Engineering, Infantry " Honey " Private, Corporal (3); First Sergeant (8); Captain (1); Yankee Club; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Cadet (3, 2, 1); Basket Ball (4, 3, 2, 1); Intramural, Manager " B " Company. A man whose serious moments are few and far between — misleading grossness which belies a military trend. A scrapper in every ball game, until evicted on fouls. You find him out in front leading the parade or leading the cheers. JEFFREY GREENWOOD SMITH Dallas, Texas Civil Engineering, Cavalry " Jeff " Private, Corporal (3); First Sergeant ( L 2); Captain flj; Academic Stars (4, 3, 2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers; Texas Club; Horse Show Team (2, 1); Second Class Finance Committee; Mop Committee, President (1). " Jeff " is a " dyed in the wool " cavalryman, but his talents as slave driver for the Finance and Hop Committees have stood in good stead. A Texan, his love of horses comes naturally, but where do those stars come from? It is a hard job to find him studying. HARRY LEE SMITH, JR. Delaplane, Virginia Liberal Arts, Infantry " Hobba Lee " Private; Lectern Club; Northern Virginia Club; Officers of the Guard Association; Second Class Show. Nobody has ever seen " Hobba-Lee " in a serious mood, not even on the morning after a hop — his endurance is phenomenal. A per- manent fixture on the Barbary Coast, which he keeps continually in an uproar, he is a close competitor to Welton for first ranking " party man. " GEORGE MURRELL SNEAD, JR. LvNTiiBt ' HG, Virginia Electrical Engineering, Field Artillery " George " Private, Corporal (8); Academic Stars (2, 1); Glee Club; Officers of the Guard Association; Lynchburg Club; Norfolk-Portsmouth Club; American Institute of Electrical Engineers. Looking vainly for a girl to marry, and in the process has a steady female turnover. A reserved sort of trirler — mechanical tinkerer — and unpredictable as a grade from " Lightnin " Bill. " SILAS HERBERT SNODGRASS Washington ' , D. C. Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " St " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Academic Stars (2, 1); Am- bassador Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Second Class Show. " Si " is probably the most " Running " first-class private in the Corps with his " shining morning face " and pressed pants. But even these sins don ' t prevent his being a member in good standing with the " corps backbone. " As a powerhouse — well, " Si " ought to be a good gambler. ROBERT MASON STRIBLING Mark ham, Viugini Civil Engineering, Cavalry " Strib " Private; Northern Virginia Club; American Society of Civil En- gineers; Officers of the Guard Association; Baseball (4). Self-styled Peck ' s bad boy — rough and touglv — -followed by some providence that keeps his head from being knocked off by one just a little bit tougher — gets into the damndest fixes, and out again, by taking it slow and easy. EMIL SOTNYK Ford City, Pennsylvania Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Emit " Private; Monogram Club; Yankee Club; Officers of the Guard Association; Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1); Basket Ball (4. 3, - , 1), Captain (1). A three-letter man definitely at his best tossing ' em through the huop from ' way out. Unbelievably a master of the art of calculus, showing a nimble mind plus a nimble body. Popular on and off the court; in highest esteem when some unlucky opponent sprawls on his face after a masterful Sotnvk " fake. " JOHN BERNARD SULLIVAN Maplewood, New Jeusev Liberal Arts, Field Artillery " . ar .-.s-0 i " Private, Corporal (3l; Sergeant (2); Lieutenant 11); Yankee Club; Lectern Club; Polo (3, l 2, 1); Commandant Irish Marines, Un- attached. L. F. (158). Slur the Irish and you eves. Repeat the proci have Jack to beware, make him mad. Collects ■an see the flames arise in this noble son ' s ss, be ye instructor or otherwise, and you No remark about any other subject could stripes, polo applause, and little girls ' hearts. urmJr 043 BRUCE HENRY SUTER ScARSDALE, NEW YORK Civil Engineering, Cavalry " Sudden " Private; Hunt Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of the Guard Association; Presbyterian Club; Yankee Club; Track (4); Gym (4); Wrestling (3, % 1); Assistant .Manager, Baseball ( ' 2). Ready . . . aim . . . shoot! Bruce scores another perfect shot with his camera; and his photo collection attests his skill. A sunny Sunday afternoon finds Bruce and a beautiful girl mounted on fine horses galloping over the hills of White ' s farm. Ping-pong and wrestling ability has given " C " Company many intramural points. Civil course and other activities keep him a busy man. JAMES GARMAN TAPLEY Logan, West Yirgixia Electrical Engineering, Cavalry " Bloatic " Private; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Officers of the Guard Association; Football (3); Second Class Show; Assistant Manager, Basket Ball (2); Intramural Manager, Company " A " (1). The old, familiar shape looms up when someone yells, " Hey, put a name on that hayroll. " But it ' s exaggerated. For Jim would lie in the stripes if E. E. wasn ' t an academic open season on Cadets. And he still manages to move about the intramural fields with deceiving rapidity. RUDOLPH HENRY TAUSKEY Upper Saddle Rivek, New Jehsey Civil Engineering, Infantry " Dolph " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant ( k 2 ; American Society of Civil Engineers; Yankee Club; Monogram Club; Cross Country (4, :i, 2); Track (4, 3, 1, 1), Captain (4); Rifle Team ( ' 2). Typically at home in the horizontal lab, snoring contentedly to himself. The outdoor type who hunts and fishes and eats when he s hungry. A one-track athletic mind — the cinder track. But he passes the field here, getting back to his hay as quickly as possible. VINCENT JOHNS THOMAS Norfolk, Virginia Electrical Engineering, Cavalry " Stinko " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); First Lieutenant (1); Academic Stars (4, 3, -2, 1); American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Execu- tive Board (2); Monogram Club; Norfolk-Portsmouth Club, Treas- urer (2), President (1); Tennis (4, 3, 3, 1); Basket Ball (4, 3, -- . 1); Second Class Finance Committee; Hop Committee, Business Mana- ger (1); Intramural Manager, Company " A. " " Fellows, I think it was like this . . . " " Stinko " rattles off another of his astounding theories. Those academic stars he wears on each sleeve speak nothing of his starring in basket ball and tennis. If covered with stripes— and he does have a good share — he would still be " Stinko " to the brothers and proud of it. " Dolph " QAAst C taAAs?rie n vgamsssmmk PEYTON WADE THOMPSON Wavxesboho, Georgia Liberal Arts, Infantry " Bibble " Private; Lectern Club; Georgia-Alabama Club, Secretary ( ' 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association; Turn-Out (3, -I, 1); Bomb (-2, 1); Cadet (4, 3, ' 2, 1), Editor (1); Second Class Finance Committee; Hop Committee; Second Class Show; Superb Scribe, Keeper of the Charter, B. E. (158). Forty-three ' s calm, collected journalistic top kick — pioneer in the testing of peroxide and eyebrow dye. His only regret is that he could smash the recording of " Marching Through Georgia " only daniel McCarthy Thornton, jr. Virginia Beach, Virginia Civil Engineering, Cavalry " Admiral " Private. Corporal, Sergeant; Norfolk-Portsmouth Club; Glee Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of the Guard Associa- tion; Bomb Staff (1); Football (4); Second Class Finance Committee; Hop Committee; Lieutenant (1). Dapper Dan the Marines ' Man. Another of those Montezuma men whose room is often mistaken for the recruiting office of that branch of the service. Perhaps Dapper thinks that the pretty uniform will add to his attractiveness in the eyes of the unfair sex. Socially minded and militarily inclined, academics tripped him on his way to honors, but couldn ' t hold him down. LEO C0STELL0 TYNAN San Antonio, Texas Liberal Arts, Field Artillery " Strepto " Private, Lieutenant (1); Academic Stars (2, 1); Texas Club; Lectern Club; Business Staff, Cadet (3); Turn-Out (2, 1), Humor Editor (1); Track (4); Cross Country (4); Wrestling (-2); Swimming (3); Honor Court, General Committee. Paragon of the well-known " storm " — if " Old Original " could find his running britches, glasses, or textbooks as quickly as he finds the answers in class, we couldn ' t complain. Come May L 2d, he ' ll be among the first of the L. A. ' s to get the old sheepskin — if he doesn ' t forget the ceremony. EUGENE MELVIN TYNDALL Cape Charles, Virginia Chemistry, Cavalry ■•dene " Private, Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant ( ' 2); First Lieutenant (1); American Chemical Society; Baseball (4); Swimming (3). The local song bird — with a burst of harmony any time, any place. One of the few who got his stripes the hard way — no smack. Staunch member of the tonsil lubricator battalion. . ' . ace bull shooter . . . and ready for revelry. ' Strepto " 043 BRADEN VANDEVENTER, JR. Norfolk, Virginia Liberal Arts, Field Artillery " Buzz " Private; Academic Stars (3, 2, 1); Norfolk-Portsmouth Club; Press Club; Lectern Club; Presbyterian Club; Cadet (3, 2, 1), Assistant Managing Editor (1); Wrestling (4); Assistant Manager, Baseball ( ' 2). " Buzz " is the idealist of barracks — still clinging to his beliefs after buffeting the storms of four years. He is a living challenge to the iconoclasts of the Institute. Tall, slow of speech — a mind for the abstract — he is finally forced to earth by his F. A. problems. HORACE WALTER VAUGHAN Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Horace " Private, Corporal (3); American Society of Civil Engineers. Horace divides his time about equally between his studies and his beloved Leica. He is a perfectionist in photography, and submits his pictures to long hours of careful work and severe criticism. This criticism he extends to anything and anybody — even " subs " — with clever, biting humor. JOHN HENRY VAN LANDINGHAM Petersburg, Virginia Electrical Engineering, Field Artillery " Johnnie " Private, Corporal (3); First Sergeant (2); Sergeant Major (2); First Captain (1); Academic Stars (4, 3, ' 2, 1); American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Executive Board; Episcopal Vestry; Mono- gram Club; Swimming (3, ' 2, 1); Tennis (3, ' 2); Basket Ball (4); Second Class Finance Committee; Hop Committee, Vice President (!)• As much at home with the deuces wild as with a regimental review, the ranking " Gold-coaster " is as genial as a PFC. We admire his originality, but the unique way he got into and out of a certain A. W. O. L. charge — it had something to do with sleeping in a car — takes first prize! WALTER LYNWOOD VAUGHAN Roanoke, Virginia Chemistry, Field Artillery " Heimme " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant (-2); Roanoke Club; Officers of the Guard Association; American Chemical Society; Baptist Club; Business Staff, Bomb; Football (4, 3, -2); Basket Ball (4); Track (4); Lieutenant (1). " Heimme " is not a retiring chap, and one may at any time hear him vociferate his opinions on chemistry, pedagogy — as practiced in Maury-Brooke Hall — and " the situation " in general. A promis- ing athlete his rat year, " Heimme " gave up sports for study, then gave up study. ERNST HENRY WAHLERT, JR. Normandy, Missouri Libera] Arts, Field Artillery " Ernie " Private; Class Artist, 2; V. M. I. Commanders (3, 1); Lectern Club; Cadet, Artist (2, 1); Turn-Out, Art Editor (3, 2, 1); Bomb Si art ' (1); Second Class Finance Committee; Hop Committee; Second Class Show; Officers of the Guard Association. It we could equal Ernie in " sketching, " what a masterpiece this HI ' barracks, every school publication has sterful brush. Like the tortoise he starts ■s out the winner. Musical skill displayed Accommodating friend with a brilliant WILLIAM WARD, JR. Paintsville, Kentucky Civil Engineering, Infantry " Curley " Private; Monogram Club; Footbi woul 1 be. The Da Vine been enriched by his ma off s ow but always com with the Commanders, r ahead. (4, 3, ' 2, 1). A " Tiger " both m the football and love hue. Seldoi studying mood— a firm believer in the hand-1 k of teeth, skin and hair ran lanipcn his spirit in pla Academic Stars (1); Shenan- Lectern Club; Officers of the i Staff (3, ' 2, 1); Cadet, Cireu- i.iil. l,.i : the gam PAUL WELLES, JR. Lexington, Va. Liberal Arts, Field Artillery " P. P. " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant (2) doah Valley Club; Episcopal Vestrj Guard Association; Turn-Out, Busin latinn Manager (1); Track (4). " But, sir, why does the government do that? " and off Paul goes lambasting the New Deal. The first to arrive and the last to leave the Institute, thanks to living in town and guard duty. Good busi- ness head— French enthusiast— and willing to fight for his beliefs FRANCIS CONWAY WELTON Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Buddy " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant (2): Richmond Club, Vice Presi- dent (2); American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of the Guard Association; Cadet, Editorial Staff (4); Cadet, Business Staff (3, ' 2, 1); Turn-Out Staff (4, 3, ' 2, 1); Pistol Team; Second Class Show, Busi- ness Manager (I); Assistant Manager. Football (2); Assistant Manager, Swimming (2). " Never, " he says, " marry a woman. " But as yet he b.asn ' 1 decided just what one ' should do. All work and no play makes " Bud " a dull fellow— so he loafs, stays bright and cheery, and keeps one eye cocked for a partv. ' Curley " ' Buddy " xrmJr 043 JOSHUA CLYDE WHETZEL, JR. PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Chemistry, Field Artillery " Pretzel " Private; American Chemical Society; Officers of the Guard Associa- tion; Secret Six; Lord High Justice, Minister of Deals, L. E. (158), A quiet castaway who divorced the Liberal Arts and joined the " Butcher Shop " early in life. Long will we remember the fiendish concoctions of Whetzel and Weber — a masterful two-man demoli- tion squad. An intellectual chemist who can appreciate Beethoven ' s 5th as well as a benzene ring. FRANCIS BROWN WILLIAMS, JR. Meridian, Georgia Civil Engineering, Infantry " Frank " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant ( ' ■ ); Deep South Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of the Guard Association; Second Class Finance Committee; Hop Committee. Frank is the class bain — the youngest of the ' 43 ' s. A head for figures, an eye for beauty, a nose that tends to its own business— unless somebody plays " Marching Through Georgia, " when sumpin ' is liable to get busted. CHARLES SHARP WILLCOX, JR. Norfolk, Virginia Chemistry, Pre-Medical, Field Artillery " Long John " Private, Corporal (3); Norfolk-Portsmouth Club; Virginia Academy of Science; Hunt Club; Officers of the Guard Association; Polo Team; Hop Committee; Second Class Finance Committee. When the lonesome coed says . . . " make him tall, dark and hand- some, " that ' s " Long John. " He has almost as much " Social Appeal " as he does legs. His specialty is getting 6 ' 4 " in a 6 ' hay. A Norfolk man who was seduced by the sea breeze — he ' ll probably end up in the Navy Medical Corps. GERALD SAMUEL WILLIAMS Front Royal, Virginia Civil Engineering, Field Artillery " Willie " Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant (- ; Monogram Club; Northern Virginia Club; Officers of the Guard Association, President; American Societv of Civil Engineers; Honor Court; General Committee; Football (4, 3, i, 1). A colossus whom nobody ever accused of being aesthetic. " Wee Willie " is a man ' s man; tobacco, ponderous activity and poker become him, and he has fought a close battle with the theory of engineering. Athletics and furloughs are his strong points. ytfodl C aAA ri n 1 ■ " " -■—«-»«— " ' WILLIAM CHISHOLM WINTER, JR. Charlotte. Xokth Carolina Chemistry, Pre-Medical. Cavalry " Hank- " ' Private, Corporal (3); Sergeant ( 2); North Carolina Club; Caduceus; Virginia Academy of Science; Tiini-Out, Circulation .Manager (3), Business Manager, ( ' 2, 1) ; Football (4); Track (4); Basket Ball (4); Ring Committee. Only man in school who could talk Satan out of a furlough from Hell ... a second Morganthau in finance — rightfully denoted " Henry Silvertongue " — a dash of oil here, a masterful compliment there, leav- ing fluttering feminine hearts, as the self-styled wolf moves on. ROBERT WHITELAW WISEMAN Danville, Virginia Chemistry, Pre-Medical. Field Artillery " Bob " Private; Virginia Academy of Science; Caduceus; Presbyterian Club, Secretary (3), Vice President (2), President (1); Southside Virginia Club. A somber eye, a gaunt face, Poe ' s hero returned from the " Pit " after a joust with the pendulum, that ' s " Smiley " prior to 9:00 A. M. The rays of the midday sun motivate " Smiley " to a per- sonable young man. Something of a scholar and epicure, he is a gay companion when eating spaghetti or quoting Service. PRINCE BRIGGS WOODARD Covhtland, Virginia Liberal Arts, Cavalry " P. B.- Private; Methodist Club; Hunt Club; Officers of the Guard As- sociation; Lectern Club; Bomb Staff; Second Class Show-. The L. A. convert from a Civil-fate-worse-than-death. Calm and friendly — but less composed when baited into a futile defense of the Art vs. pure Science. Careful and punctual — but he never re- covered when " Old Glory " adorned Life instead of his own shining JOSEPH ROBERT WYATT, JR. Lynchburg, Virginia Civil Engineering, Cavalry " Ring Ding " Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (-2); Lieutenant (1); American Society of Civil Engineers; Lynchburg Club, President (1); Hunt Club; Cadet (3, 2); Bomb Staff (1); Swimming (3, -2, 1); Assistant Manager, Baseball (2); Intramural Manager, Company " A " (1). " Ring Ding ' s " the tall, amblin ' boy who managed " A " Company ' s intramural teams to a string of championships — a voice like a tongue- tied frog — riding posture like an unambitious sack of flour — and a geologist from ' way back. He ' s the intramural " busy bee, " and reallv serious about this military. xmJj 043 wm RICE McNUTT YOUELL, JR. Richmond, Virginia Liberal Arts, Field Artillery " Mac " Private, Corporal (3); Press Club; Richmond Club; Officers of the Guard Association; Bomb, Photo Editor (1); Cadet, Photographer (2, 1). " Only a tentative answer can be given to this question, but perhaps a few things can he said without trespassing upon the controversial issues ' " Mac ' s " routine answer that has saved him from many academic zips. Winchell of ' 43 — photographer excelsior. Into every- thing exciting, absent from everything routine. Brother Rat of maximum diversities. EDWARD BICKFORD YOUNG, JR. Danville, Virginia Liberal Arts, Infantry " Eddie " Private, Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); Academic Stars (2, 1); Lectern Club; Soulhsidc Virginia Club; Press Club; Cadet Staff (3); Turn- Out (4), Art Editor (3), Editor (2, 1); Track (4); Fencing (3, ' 2, 1); Hop Committee; Second Class Show, Stage Manager (3). Mogul the Bolshevik — " If you ' re for it, I ' m agin it. " Producer of picturesque rumors — leader of revolutions — crusader against the Institute ' s tyrannical oppression. All in all a sheep in wolf ' s clothing. But we grudgingly admit, a damn good brother, if not a " Brother Rat. " tcMi L taAJb rie n OMMt ££- BROTHER RATS IN ' 44 Edwin Leroy Baker, Jr. Portsmouth, Virginia Burton Paul Beattv Brooklyn, Xew York George Eng ( ' hicago, Illinois John Hugh MacDonald Woburn, Massachusetts Donald Hollis Selvage, Jr. Amherst, Virginia Wilbur Tucker Woodson Fairfax, Virginia m FORTY-THREE GOES TO THE POST ... A pictorial history of our four years at V. M. I. Page 55 reviews our rat year, 56 our third class year, 57 our second class year, and 58 and 59 our first class year. Snapper takes a beating History of the Class of 1944 This history is not written for the (lass of 1944 to read in 194:5. It is written for these cadets to read when they are in an army camp a few months from now, or when they are sitting in their favorite chair by the fireside, telling their sons, " Now, when I was a Cadet at . M. I " or when they are returning from a hull session with " brother alumni " — a bull session almost identical to those heard in barracks. It would be useless to attempt to enumerate the incidents of our Second Class year. All that is needed is a memory catalyst, and the mind of any former Cadet is at once pregnant with fond reminiscences. These common experiences which make it possible for any Cadet, whether he graduated in 1906 or will graduate in 1960, to talk the same language, have welded us all into a dogmatic, uncompromising clan. Twenty-five years hence, when we are spending a couple of days with that toothpaste-swiping, paper-borrowing, long-winded, inconsiderate ex-roommate, or when we accidentally run across the grossest man in — Company, immediately after we have dissected our rat year " fin out " by " fin out, " we will come to that occasion which to us stands as the epitome of our cadetship — Ring Figure! It is almost impossible for an outsider to understand just how much that one night can mean to a Cadet, but even before General LeJeune sedately kissed his wife during aV. M. I. King Figure some years ago and immediately established a precedent at V. M. I., Ring Figure stood second in importance only to graduation. We well remember the anxious rush of the late arrivals, then gliding, a little nervously through the music-filled, softly lighted gym — the incoherent con- versation with our dates — searching relatives and staring onlookers — a pause — tinkling laughter from the balcony — " Why won ' t that darn ring go on? Here I ' ll get it " — another pause, longer this time — much longer in some eases! And it was all over and only one ring dropped in the class. Boy, was it worth it ! Despite the fact that our Christmas furlough was not as long as usual, and that we were forced to spend New Year ' s Day close to barracks, the holiday was more than just a pleasant interlude. In February we presented Colonel Roxbury with a ' 44 Class ring and made him an honorary " Brother Rat. " Early in the second term we were granted First Class Privileges, and in spite of transportational difficulties, those week-ends and Saturday nights did a lot to alleviate the ennui of the " long stretch " from Christmas to May. This year the Second Class has shouldered more than its normal share of responsibility. In the military realm the sergeants have regularly taken over the companies at drill and the (). D. ' s and the (). G. ' s have been selected from our class during the last half of the year. It is an honor to be on the Second Class Finance Committee, but don ' t sell those boys short on the work angle. Publications of any type always wield a potent influence over their readers — our Brothers have done much to make the Cadet, the Turn-Out and the Bomb really fine college publications. At present the Second Class show gives every evidence that April 9th will be a memorable and suc- cessful night in the history of the Second Class. Our athletes, those who played, those who sat on the bench, and those who helped manage the teams, worked hard and have brought credit to V.M.I, and ' 44. And then there are the boys who did the dirty work without the titles, who cooperated when they might have criticized, anil criticized only to construct, and who were respected and liked by all. These boys were pillars of our class. February 15, when the rats were let out of the rat line, an old adage was proved: " You can lead the Corps through hell and high water, but you can ' t push it a damn inch! " Despite a year of constantly changing perspectives and certified " main sinks " rumors, we have not as yet assumed an attitute of " What ' s the use? " but have continued to strive to solve our present problems with the belief that the better we do our work today, the better the ultimate HI Second Class Harry Easterly President Jim Irwin Vice President Bob Marsron Historian Irwin Easterly Marston The 1943 ASIIUY, J. P., .In. CM Engineering Winston-Salem, North Carolii ATKINS, J. S. Civil Engineering Selma, Alabama BAIN, E. C, .In. Electrical Engineering Portsmouth, Virginia BAKER, E. K, .In. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Portsmouth, Virginia BALMENTI, C. E. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Voungstown, Ohio BEAM, J. D., Jr. Chemistry Hamlet, North Caroli) BEATTY, B. P. Civil Engineering Brooklyn, New York BELL, F. M. ( ' iril Engineering Bethesda, Maryland BIGGS, .1. E., .In. Civil Engineering Wichita Falls, Texa BOLLING, A. S.. Civil Engineering Suffolk. Virginia BOWDEN, B Chemistry Norfolk, Virgini BOWERS, V Chemistry. I ' r Chicago, Illin BRAND, E. C. Electrical Engine Salem. Virginia BURBKTDGE, C. S. Ciril Engineering East Liverpool, Ohio BtTRDON, I). C Liberal A rts Green Bay, Wiscons BURNHAM, R. II. CM Engineering Maynard, Massachusetts CABANISS, R. J. CM. Engineering Roanoke, Virginia CHAMBERS, .1. P. CM, Engineering Arvonia, Virginia BOMB CHRISTIAN, B. C. Electrical Engineering Tunstall, Virginia CHRISTIAN, J. II., .In. Chemistry Huntington, West Virginia CLARK, W. G., Ju. Electrical Engineering Win I -h:i ven, Tennessee COBURN, C. P. Liberal Arts Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina COLONNA, G. 15., Jr. Civil Engineering Hampton, Virginia COOK, T. A. Chemistry Charlotte. North Carolina COOKE, T. S„ .In. Electrical ' Engineering Portsmouth, Virginia COOPER, A. B„ Jr. Chemistry Bristol, Virginia CORKAN, L. A., Jr. Liberal Arts New Brighton, Pennsv! CRANE, G. A.. Jr. Chemistry Richmond, Virginia CRIM, J. F. Civil Engineering New Market, Virginia CROWDER, C. C. Civil Engineering Blackstone, Virginia DOOLAN, W. E. Electrical Engineering Washington, D. C. DORSET, C. T. Chemistry Arlington, Virginia DOSS, J. V.. .In. Liberal Arts Richmond, Virginia DUCKO, M. J. Civil Engineering Clairton, Pennsylvania EASTERLY, II. W., .In. CM Engineering Richmond, Virginia EICKELBERG, W. T. Chemistry Baltimore. Maryland - The 1943 ELLETT, T., Ill Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia EMERY, J. R., Jh. Chemistry Kenosha, Wisconsn EMISON, H. S., Jn. Civil Engineering Jamaica, Long Island, New York ENG, G. Civil Engineering Chicago, Illinois FKARS, L. O., Jr. Chemistry, Pre-Medieal Lynchburg, Virginia FLOYD, R. C, .In. Civil Engineering Montgomery, Alabama FREEMAN, L. I)., ,1k. Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia GENTRY, T. B. Liberal Arts Danville, Kentucky GILLUM, M. L. Chemistry, Pre-Meclienl Manassas, Virginia GISH, P. T., Jn. Civil Engineering Staunton, Virginia GORDON " , J. R., II Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia GRANGER, S. G. Ciril Engineering Cranbury, New Jersey GRUNWELL, A. B. Liberal Arts Arlington, Virginia HALEY, W. A., Ill Civil Engineering Culpeper, Virginia BARGROVES, A. W., Jn. Chemistry, Pre-Medieal Portsmouth, Virginia 11ARVIE, A. T., Jn. Ciril Engineering Richmond, Virginia HELMAN, R. T. Chemistry, Pre-Medieal South Bend, Indiana HENGEVELD, I... .lit. Chemistry, Pre-Medieal Lafayette, New Jersey •HI BOMB HOLMES, L. L„ .Th. Civil Engineering Washington, D. C. HOKX, A. I?., Jr. Chemistry Corsioana, Texas HULL, J. M., Jr. Libera! Arts Augusta, Georgia HIPP, H. T., Jr. Civil Engineering Chase City, Virginia INGLES, J. S. Civil Engineering San Antonio, Texas INGLIS, J. Chem istry Greenburg, Pennsylvania IRBY, J. P., Ill Civil Engineering Blackstone, Virginia IRWIN, J. A. Electrical Engineering Springdale, Pennsylvania JOHNSTON, T. J., Jr. Civil Engineering Norfolk, Virginia JONES, J. R., Jr. Civil Engineering Columbus, Ohio JONES, R. P., Jr. Electrical Engineering Norfolk, Virginia KING, J. F. Civil Engineering Columbus, Georgia LAMB, J. C, III Civil Engineering Warsaw, Virginia LAWSON, W. E., Jr. Civil Engineering Hilton Village, Virginia LAYMAN, F., Jr. Electrical Engineering Richmond, Virginia LOCKWOOD, F. H. Civil Engineering Brownwood, Texas LONAS, L. L., Jr. Chemistry Manassa, Virginia LUCK, C. M., Jr. Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia SM The 1943 LUDLOW, L. M., Jr. Chemistry Parkersburg, West " irginia MacDONALD, .1. H. Civil Engineering Woburn, Massachusetts MALONE, E. H., Jr. Liberal Arts Orlando, Florida -MARKS, C. H., Jr. Civil Engineering Miami, Florida MARSTON, R. Q. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Toano, Virginia MARTENSTEIN, A. W., Ill Civil Engineering Washington, D. C. MARTIN, C. A., Jr. Civil Engineering Columbia, South Carolina MATHEWS, R. E. Civil Engineering Elcor, Minnesota McCLUNG, J. H. Chan istry, Pre-Medical Lexington, Virginia McINTYRE, W. S. A. Electrical Engineering Duquesne, Pennsylvania McVeigh, j. b. Ciril Engineering Lynchburg, Virginia MEADE, R. A., Jr. Civil Engineering Searsdale, New York MERCHANT, J. L. Civil Engineering Long Beach, California METCALF, C. T. Civil Engineering Columbus, Ohio MILLER, E. A. Electrical Engineering Norfolk, Virginia MITCHELL, J. P., Jr. Liberal Arts Abbeville, Alabama .MONTAGUE, J. H. Civil Engineering Independence, Missouri MOON, R. Y. Chemistry Ashvillc, ' North Carolii sis BOMB MOORE, W. R., Jr. Civil Engineering Big Stone Gap, Virginia MOSES, C. T. Civil Engineeri ng Appomattox, Virginia MUELLER. A. W. ( ' hem ixtry Davenport, Iowa MULLEN, y. G. Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia MYERS, H. L.. Jr. Civil Engineering Park Ridge, Illinois NAY, R. E. Civil Engineering Wheeling, West Virgin NICHOLS, L. L., Jr. Electrical Engineering Richmond, Virginia NIESS, R. C. Civil Engineering East Rockaway, New York OVERMEYER, R. A. Civil Engineering Bellevue, Ohio OVERSTREET, W. L. Electrical Engineering Roanoke, Virginia PARKER. C. W., Jr. Electrical Engineering Ahoskie, North Carolina PEYTON, T. L., Jr. Electrical Engineering Bethesda, Maryland PHILLIPS, H. F. Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia PIGGOTT, J. B., Jr. Chem istry, Pre-Medical Washington, D. C. POINDEXTER, J. E. Civil Engineering Newport News, Virginia POOS. G. I. Chem ixtry Arlington, Virginia RAGLANI), S., Jr. Chem istry, Pre-Medical Richmond, Virginia RATRIE, II., Jr. Civil Engineering Baltimore, Maryland Q3 The 1943 RICHMOND, G. H. Chem istry, Pre- Medical Norton, Virginia RIGGIN, I. C, Jr. Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia ROPER, L. B. Civil Engineering Petersburg, Virginia RUSH, B. B. Electrical Engineering Allen Park, Michigan RYLAND, J. Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia SADOW, H. 8. Chemistry New York, New York SANFORD, W. V., .In. Liberal Arts Ripley, Tennessee SCHMIDT, J. E. Electrical Engineering Chicago, Illinois SEAY, A. L., Ill Civil Engineering Petersburg, Virginia SELVAGE, I). II., Jr. Liberal Arts Amherst, Virginia SI] ER RAH I), R. S. CM Engineering Willow Street, Pennsylv SHORT, B. P., .In. Civil Engineering Hopewell, Virginia S.MARTT, V. 11. ( ' hem istry, Pre-Metlicnl Chattanooga, Tennessee SMITH, .1. II. Chemistry Selma, Alabama SMOTHERS, R. W. Civil Engineering San Marino, California SOREXSEN, R. C. G. Electrical Engineering Wyoming, Ohio SPENCER, H. K. Electrical Engineering Newport News, Virginia STAGG, W. L„ III Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia BOMB STEVENS, J. T. Civil Engineering Washington, D. C. STILSOX, J. J. Civil Engineering Hudson, Michigan STROUD, E. B. Liberal Arts Dallas, Texas STRUDWICK. R. T. Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia SUNDAY, C. R. Electrical Engineering Bethesda, Maryland TATE, J. A. Civil Engineering Pulaski, Virginia TAYLOR, A. C, Jr. Civil Engineering Bon Air, Virginia TOBEY, D. X. Civil Engineering Wausaw, Wisconsin TOWXES, A. W., Jit Chem istry, Pre-iledical Orlando, Florida TRICE, E. B. Civil Engineering Boligee, Alabama TUCKER, I). M. Liberal Arts Chase City, Virginia TWOMBLY, R. W. Civil Engineering Peekskill, New York TYLER, M. L., Jr. Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia VANDEVENTER, C. T. Liberal Arts Dorchester, Virginia WALES, L. B., Jr. Liberal Arts Norfolk, Virginia WALKER, R. F. Electrical Engineering Fairfax, Virginia WARD, G. H. Chemistry Kenova, West Virginia WARREN, J. T. Civil Engineering Delaplane, Virginia BBBHEKB WASDELL, E. S. Civil Engineering Wilmette, Illinois WATSON, E., Jr. Civil Engineering Chincoteague, Virginia WATT, R. G. Civil Engineering Thoinasville, Georgia WHEATHERFORD, H. B., Ju. Chemistry, Pre-Medieal Richmond, Virginia WEN, P. H. Liberal Arts Shanghai, China WHITEHURST, E. A. Ciril Engineering Virginia Beach, Virginia WILHELM, M. C. Chem istry, Pre-Medical Roanoke, Virginia WILLIAMS, T. E. Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia WILSON, H. W., Ju. Civil Engineering Charlottesville, Virginia WILSON, T. M. Civil Engineering Chicago, Illinois WOODALL, R. H., Jr. Civil Engineering Sandston, Virginia WOODSON, W. T., .1 Civil Engineering Fairfax, Virginia YANCEY, C. T. Electrical Engineering Waynesboro, Virginia • — 1 _ LM tmm ■ Third Class Bob Osborn President Sergeant Wise Vice President Jim Morgan Historian Wise Osbor Morgan r s g i j The 1943 Abele, H. A., Jr. Chemistry Baltimore, Maryland Adair, E. G., Jr. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Lexington, Virginia Adams, J. T. Civil Engineering Shreveport, Louisiana Addington, J. C, .In- Civil Engineering Norfolk, Virginia Allen, R. W. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Allison, J. A., Jr. Liberal Arts Draper, Virginia Anderson, R. E. Civil Engineering Alliance, Ohio Anthony, E. E., Jr. Civil Engineering Troy, Alabama Augustine, C. H. Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia Bailey, J. P. Liberal Arts Salisbury, Maryland Barden, G. A., Jr. Chemistry, Pre-Medical New Bern, Xorth Carolina Barker, J. A. Electrical Engineering Bristol, Tennessee Bahnett, G. H. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Suffolk, Virginia Beale, R. L., Jr. Liberal Arts Bowling Green, Virginia Bear, S. A. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Wilmington, Xorth Carolina Bickerstaff, J. H., Jr. Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia Bigger, C. P., Ill Chemistry Richmond, Virginia Black, J. S. Civil Engineering Bluefield, West Virginia Bowers, E. R. Civil Engineering Arlington, Virginia Bowers, G. H., Jr. Electrical Engineering Norfolk, Virginia Bowman, J. K., Jr. Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia Bowman, L. A. Civil Engineering Sikeston, Missouri Boyle, J. J. Civil Engineering Wilmette, Illinois Bradford, S. S., Ill Civil Engineering Hagerstown, Maryland Brandow, E. C. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Albany, New York Bray, H. V., Ill Civil Engineering Webster Groves, Missouri Bristow, W. J., Jh. Liberal Arts Columbia, South Carolina Bryan, H. T., Jr. Civil Engineering Lookout Mountain, Tennessee m ■■■»■ BOMB Blesing, R. H. Civil Engineering Jackson Heights, Long Island, New York Biiford, R. S. Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia Burnett, .1. M. Electrical Engineering Roanoke, Virginia Buriuss, R. P. Civil Engineering Wheeling, West Virginia Campbell, H. G. Chemistry Wytheville, Virginia Carroll, J. P., Jr. Liberal Arts Brooklyn, New York Cartwkight, J. Civil Engineering Waco, Texas Casey, J. II. Civil Engineering Boyce, Virginia Chaney, V. E., Jr. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Fort Wayne, Indiana Cochron, II. P., Jr. Civil Engineering New York, New York Cofer, J. I., Ill Civil Engineering Sin it Wield. Virginia Coffmax, F. W. Civil Engineering Harrisonburg, Virginia Cole, C. A. Electrical Engineering West Point, Virginia Colemax, F. A., Ill Chemistry, Pre-Medical Fort Madison, Iowa Coleman, J. H„ Jr. Civil Engineering Lynchburg, Virginia Collins, F. R. B. Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia Coppedge, J. 0. Civil Engineering Osceola, Arkansas Cornwell, J. L., Jr. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Purcellsville, Virginia Crandall. W. M., Jr. Chemistry Niagara Falls, New York Crawford, W. B., Jr. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Kilmarnock, Virginia Crim, I). M. Civil Engineering New Market, Virginia Crockett, R. K.. Jr. Electrical Engineering Bluefield, Virginia Ct ' RDTS, W. T.. Ill Electrical Engineering Portsmouth, Virginia Davis, J. R. Civil Engineering Hilton Village, Virginia Davis, W. L., Jr. Chemistry Chatham, Virginia Dennis, E. W. Ciril Engineering Macon, Georgia Dillon, R. P. Chemistry Indian Rock, Virginia Disc ' HInger, H. C. Electrical Engineering Gloucester, Virginia MM The 1943 DouTRICH, P. E., .In. Civil Engineering Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Dow, G. V. T., Jr. Civil Engineering Portsmouth, Virginia Dbewbt, W. P. Electrical Engineering Longmeadow, .Massachusetts Duff, ( ' . H., .In. Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia Echols, C. E. Civil Engineering Staunton, Virginia Euens, J., Jr. Civil Engineering Fork Union, Virginia EDMONDS, W. F. Civil Engineering Birmingham, Alabama Ellett, J. S., II Electrical Engineering Richmond, Virginia English, E. .1. Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia Essek, J. K. ' . Cii ' il Engineering Norton, Virginia Fallwell, A. P. Civil Engineering Roanoke, Virginia Fick, J. P., .Ik. liberal Arts Quantico, Virginia Fletcher, T. L. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Manila, Philippine Islands Fhazer, J. K. Liberal Arts San Antonio, Texas Freidell, M. V., Jr. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Santa Barbara, California Gantt, .1. I. Chemistry Lynchburg, Virginia GlANELLONI, A. L. Civil Engineering Havana, Cuba Gilmohe, R. M. Cii ' il Engineering Cincinnati, Ohio Gittens, S. R., Jr. Chemistry Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (tleason, R. W. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Roanoke, Virginia (iODBold, F. B., Jr. Chemistry, Pre-Medical South Boston, Virginia Graves, C. S., Jr. Civil Engineering Washington, I). C. Greenlee, P. E. Civil Engineering Charleston, West Virginia Haines, W. E. Civil Engineering Luray, Virginia II IMILTON, F. G. Civil Engineering Rapidan, Virginia Harden, E. R., Ill Civil Engineering Virginia Beach, Virginia II vni v v, S. I). Electrical Engineering Danville, Virginia Hill, II. Liberal Arts Richmond, Missouri BOMB Hughes, G. F., Jr. Civil Engineering Roanoke, Virginia Hume, E. E., Jr. Liberal Arts Carlisle, Pennsylvania Humlong, W. H„ Jr. CM Engineering Detroit, Michigan Iue, C. E., Jr. Liberal Arts Bristol, Virginia Johnson, W. R., Jr. Chemistry Charleston, West Virginia Jones, .7. R. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Norfolk, Virginia Jones, L. E. Chemistry Bristol, Virginia Jones, R. E. Chemistry Rustburg, Virginia Kastelbehg, W. F., Ill Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia King, F. M . Electrical Engineering Alexandria, Virginia Emu, F. 1)., Ill Liberal Arts Charleston, Missouri Lankfohd, E. V., Jr. Chemistry Emporia, Virginia Lengnick, G. W. Electrical Engineering West Held, New Jersey Lewis, R. M., Jr. Electrical Engineering Columbus, Georgia Lindsay, W. F. Cieil Engineering Lexington, Virginia Lingsey, I). G. Chemistry Alexandria, Virginia Louis, P. A. Mi imi, Civ Florida Engi iceri n 9 I.OYD, B. C. I); 11, ' iS Electrical Engineer Texas " 9 MacLean , J. S., Jr. Alexa Civ ulria, Virginia I Engi 19 Maggahd O , Jr. Larchn lont Civ New York I Engi leer " 9 Malmo, R. C. Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia Mapp, R. C, Jr. Civil Engineering Norfolk, Virginia Martin, B. C. Electrical Engineering Little Rock, Arkansas Martin, W. C, Jr. Electrical Engineering Toano, Virginia M theis, R. A. Electrical Engineering Garden City, New York McCarley, T. II., Jr. Chemistry, Pre-Medical McAlester, Oklahoma McCullough, J. W. CM Engineering Birmingham, Alabama McKay, C. E., Jr. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Greenville, South Carolina li ae ( " s it The 1943 Merrick, T. B., Ill Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia Metz, A. J. Electrical Engineering Richmond, Virginia Milleh, H. B. Civil Engineering Denton, Texas Mills, G. B. Liberal Arte Frankfort, Kentucky Morgan, J. M., Jr. Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia Morrisox, J. L., Jr. Civil Engineering Petersburg, Virginia Moter, F. M. Civil Engineering Staunton, Virginia Mullen, W. A. Chemistry Camden, South Carolina Munroe, W. A. Chemistry San Antonio, Texas Myers, B. S. Electrical Engineering Charlotte, North Carolina NeWCOMB, A. J., Jr. Electrical Engineering Roanoke, Virginia Newton, R. B. Electrical Engineering Danville, Virginia Noble, E. S. Civil Engineering Naugatuck, Connecticut Xoyes, J. K. Liberal Arts Washington, D. C. O ' Neill, J. J., Jr. Civil Engineering Rome, Georgia Osborn, R. M. Electrical Engineering Suffolk, Virginia Pahkes, E. X.. .in. Liberal Arts Lawrenceburg, Tennessee Pates, B. A., Jr. Liberal Arts University City, Missouri Peeky, J. M. Civil Engineering Tazewell, Virginia Pettigrew. R. L., Jr. Civil Engineering Cape Haitien, Haiti Phipps, I. C. Liberal Art Charleston, West Virginia Pittmax, R. E. Civil Engineering ( ' apron, Virginia Punkett, W. C, .In. Liberal Arts Norfolk, Virginia Pritchard, I.. I). Civil Engineering Hopewell, Virginia Pusey, E. M., Jr. Civil Engineering Chevy Chase, Maryland Qiarles, D. E., Jr. Civil Engineering Warrenton, Virginia Ramsey, R. I)., Jr. Chemistry Lynchburg, Virginia Reui. I ' . A. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Lynchburg, Virginia BOMB Redutne, M. R., Jr. Chemistry Alliens, Georgia Reed, J. F., Jr. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Harris! urg, Pennsylvania Renneman, G. W. Civil Engineering Great Neck, Long Island, New York Repass, R. A. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Bristol, Virginia Rhodes, H. D. Civil Engineering Balboa, Canal Zone Rice, F. C. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Ridgewood, New Jersey Robinson, II. I)., .In. Electrical Engineering Winchester, Virginia Rohher, I). H. Electrical Engineering Tipp City, Ohio Russell, W. H. Civil Engineering Baltimore, Maryland Sinclair, T. G. Chemistry Greenville, Texas Skladany, B. J. Civil Engineering Plymouth, Pennsylvania Sloan, A. 1). Ciril Engineering Columbia, Tennessee Sloan, J. T. Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia Smith, D. C. Civil Engineering University, Virginia Smith, M. A., Jh. Civil Engineering Macon, Georgia Stanley, C. V., Jr. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Stanleytown, Virginia Stenhouse, G. D. Chemistry Goldsboro, North Carolina Stipes, R. B. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Flint, Michigan Strauss, L. Z. M., Jr. Chemistry Scarsdale, New York Tate, C. N. Liberal Arts Norton, Virginia Taylor, J. P. Ciril Engineering Clarksville, Virginia Taylor, W. H., Jr. Civil Engineering Houston, Texas Thrift, K. Y. Ciril Engineering Culpeper, Virginia Tinsley, J. W., Ill Electrical Engineering Richmond, Virginia Truitt, I. F„ Jh. Ciril Engineering Norfolk, Virginia Tucker, YV. L., .Ik. Civil Engineering Sandidges, Virginia Turner, F. C. Civil Engineering The Plains, Virginia Turriziani, A. L. Electrical Engineering Greensburg, Pennsylvania mams am The 1943 Tyson, R. C. Civil Engineering Longnicadow, Massachusetts psm ' R, G. C, Jr. Civil Engineering Eastville, Virginia, L. M. Electrical Engineering Joplin, Missouri Valkeh, S. S. Civil Engineering,,, California iLLEK, I), (i. Civil Engineering Forest, Virginia ilsek, I). C, Je. Civil Engineering Chevy Chase, Maryland ilthall, II M. Electrical Engineering Matoaea, Virginia iking, I). T„ Je. Electrical Engineering Alexandria, Virginia mihkx, I!. II., Ill Liberal Arts Albany, Georgia EBB, J. M. Civil Engineering Kenbridge, Virginia ebek, W. W., Jr. Electrical Engineering Ramsey, New Jersey elles, R. G. Chemistry Lexington, Virginia hite, P. A. Liberal Arts Goodes, Virginia HITE, W. P. Civil Engineering Scottsville, Virginia hiting, T. S., Jr. Civil Engineering Hampton, Virginia ' iiittle, II. I)., Jr. Civil Engineering Martinsville, Virginia ILKINSON, J. C. Chemistry, Pre-Medical Hillsville, Virginia illiams, J. I). Civil Engineering Richmond, Virginia illiams, R. . Civil Engineering Manhasset, New York ilson, . , .In. Chemistry Hopewell, Virginia ilson, R. M. Civil Engineering Edgcwood, Rhode Island ILSON, T. C. Civil Engineering Hampton, Virginia indham, A. B., Je. Civil Engineering Petersburg, Virginia ise, S. W. Chemistry Cape Vincent, New York Woolf, W. B. Civil Engineering Harrisonburg, Virginia Wygal, .1. II. Chemistry .lonesville. Virginia Young, .1.11. Chemistry Norfolk, Virginia Yow, R. M. Chemistry, Pre-Medical West Point, Virginia BOMB History of the Class of 1945 We were all expectant last September; a class of rats — college education — a reserve com- mission and perhaps graduation lay before us. Now, our hopes are dashed. Very few of our desires will be fulfilled for we must leave the Institute to take our places as cogs in the machinery of de- mocracy marching forward. None of us begrudges the parting; we go willingly to serve our country in the name of Honor and Duty. All were happy to return at summer ' s end. Why? Well, there is the age old question which presents itself to those who have spent a year or so here. The question is, why do we always want to come back? Certainly, it is not the Institute itself. Tangibly, it is because of the men we meet, the brother rats and spirit we have and the difficulties placed on us, together with the hardships we passed through. If there was ever a war class at V. M. I., ours is it. We had been rats only three months when our Country went to war with the Axis. We were hastened through the military science course with more emphasis on details. Our turnover into a class was quickened by the exigencies of war which required an early graduation of our " dikes. " We left on summer furlough only to return and discover that our class was on the tail end of everything. Maybe there would be no Ring Figure or even Rings; definitely, we were not going to graduate; and, to pile woe on woe, there would be no commissions. We would not even get to see a rat class stay in the " line " for the customary nine months. War had hit us so hard that our fatal year as " thirds " found us with no powder to enable us to become the " bomb-throwers. " Verily, the Institute is going to Hades. An inaccurate picture of third class life would be painted if Calculus, accompanied by the doleful demon Delta X, were not mentioned. It is a disease that has never been isolated and typed, although its symptons are easily recognized. The dread subject brings on the mental decay of all unwary thirds, and we some times find ourselves staring blankly at the pages of the Calculus book constructing great pyramids out of myriad Delta X ' s and entwining Integrals. Many are the prayers offered concerning a vague chance that we may not be here to undergo another exam. As this is being penned, the Class of ' 45 is undergoing a pain ful operation. Forty of our mem- bers will become casualties tomorrow. The Air Corps needs young stalwarts and our Class is giving its best. Sorrow fills us as we see the " brothers " go. Our best wishes arc with them and their undertakings. Dispersed, called to active duty, parting; nevertheless, the spirit of loyalty, the spirit of brother- hood, the Spirit of ' 45 shall linger forever in the hearts of its members. Though sent to foreign lands, some to die, some to return, ours shall be a spirit unmatched in its essence. Ours shall he a lingering remembrance of the men we know, even though the days together were shortened by a call to a greater brotherhood. Bob and Sarge, to you no word is necessary. Behind you, we sincerely feel we went a long way in saving the " rat " system that fateful day when the Institute intervened. We know your worth or we would not have elected you to lead us. If ever there is any question in your mind of our unanimous approval of what you do or where you choose to lead, merely turn your heads and you will see us marching in a solid phalanx behind you. ■ " " " " ■ ' ■■- " " " " " " ■ " ■ ' ■ i History of the Class of 1946 There we stood, each experiencing the same sensations. It was hard to explain those feelings — a mixture of awe, a sense of adventure, and perhaps a little fear as first we beheld the imposing portals of V. M. I. How independent we were! Laughing, joking, swinging our watch chains, we made our first entrance into J. M. Hall, attempting to appear nonchalant to our near future Brother Rats and to those " swell fellows " who volunteered to take care of our bags while we matriculated. The friendly atmosphere seemed to change instantaneously when we once stepped out of J. M. Hall. From that moment on until our academics began appears to be a mere blur, with faint reminiscences of " Finn out, misto, " " Oofle down the Hat Line " : of incess; nt running, and of the haven of our hays after a long hard day of drill and subjection to the wills and wiles of the ever-to-be-feared third classmen. Then academies started and little by little becaire the most important factor of our everyday ritual. It still presents a puzzling problem how we did so much work in so little time — morning, noon, and night, from 1.5 minutes before First Call to Taps we exerted ourselves both physically and mentally (though we were the " lowliest and dumbest of creatures " ), running a race with time — at first a losing race, but now — well — it is still a bit one-sided. We remember the picture (pie torch-light parades, with all of us diked in freakish ensembles, waving torches high above our heads, going berserk with the feverish atmosphere, and of " step-off ' s " followed by close inspection of our hides proudly to count the welts, of cheer rallies where we sang and shouted till our voices became cracked (there were able prompters placed conveniently behind each of us). Too, we remember our first MEI, where we innocently extended rifles full of cosmolene and suffered the consequences in Company Room. After we had settled into our routine life, opening dances were held. All sheiked up. we strutted ourselves and our girl friends to the dances, gloating over the looks of amazement on the upper classmen ' s faces as they admired each of our " accomplishments. " The " wolves howled " — there was no choice — we slept in the upper classmen ' s hays. At the dance, to our amazement, we discovered that the third classmen were human beings, though, naturally of a superior type. However, the dances served only as a reminder that we had once been free and equal, for come the end of the I lops and our temporarilty bloated egos were severely punctured, and we once again slunk along the Rat Line. At this time, football season got under way, and if and when our team was defeated, it was made plain to us that it was all our fault, and we would lie in our hays at night seeking to discover some way to atone for our grossness. When V. M. I. romped on Maryland, we were allowed out of the Rat Line for two full days. These two days destroyed what doubts we might have had as to the happiness of an old cadet. Then Christmas furlough loomed into the foreground, and our hopes alternately ebbed and swelled with respective rumors as to the length of the furlough. Finally we eked out eleven days, and with that relief that comes from emotional suppression, all primped up in our " cits, " we swooped out of our rooms into eleven of the happiest days of our lives. The Monday we returned was drizzly and dreary — as were our spirits — for our happiness and good times were just memories as we slipped into the well-worn Rat Line. However, examination time shook its evil finger in our faces and we buckled down to cope with it. The critical time advanced quickly, perhaps too quickly, for our class suffered a few casualties. We began the new semester, looking forward to the mid-winter dances and the sport events. However, with the uncertainty of our status in the army we turned to our studies in an uncertain state of mind. Then it happened — that something which perhaps every Rat class before us had visioned — the unbelievable — we were allowed out of the Rat Line the earliest of any class for years in the history of Y. M. I. Rut at this time the Institute was overshadowed with the uncertainty which war affords; and though we were beginning to draw together in a unified and friendly group, the current times threw a foreboding shadow over the Institute, for the possibility that we would be called to active duty became imminent. Then we realized that this was not to be any ordinary completion of the Rat ' s year, and we sobered in our hitherto carefree perspectives, for we now experienced the realiza- tion that possibly this group of boys would never meet as a class at this Institute again. How- ever, in the event that we hall be called, we shall not cease to hope that we shall meet again here. Hut if this is not possible, we wish each the best of luck, and we are sure that that spirit which is peculiar to each class, which has attended V. M. I., whether in battle or industry, will spur us on to that ultimate goal — victory. Fourth Class John Pearson President Pat Houstoun Vice President Barney Ford Historian Houstoun Pearson Ford B a MBMI The 1943 ALLEN, E. H. Bridgewater, Virginia ALLEN, M. ,1. Lynchburg, Virginia ALTAFFER, L. F., J Warsaw, Virginia ANDERSON, A. C Richmond} Virginia ANDERSON, B. N.. Jr. Schoolfield, Virginia ANDERSON, ( ' . W. Norfolk, Virginia ARMSTRONG, R. M. Pontine, Michigan ARNEST, R. T., Jr. Oldhams, Virginia ASHLEY, M. C, Jr. Wappingers Falls, New York AUGUSTINE, H. N., Jr. Richmond, Virginia BAKER, H. J., Jr. Alexandria, Virginia BARHAM, W. D. Broadnax, Virginia HARLOW, L. W„ Jr. Richmond, Virginia BARNEWALL, G. G. Warrenton, Virginia BARRETT, J. E. Wytheville, Virginia BEAMAN, N., Ill Norfolk, Virginia BEARD, R. IX, Jr. Chevy Chase, Maryland BEDINGER, R. W. Fort Sill, Oklahoma BEIRNE, W. R. Richmond, Virginia BLAIN, J. S. Lexington, Virginia BLOCK, J. T. Washington, D. C. BORTON, F. E. Miami, Florida BOSTON, J. A., Jr. Arlington, Virginia BOSTWICK, W. C. Jacksonville, Florida BRADFORD, T. R. Hagerstown, Maryland BRECKINRIDGE, J. T. Summit Point, West Virginia BRIDGEPORT!!, R. B„ Kenbridge, Virginia BROWN, C. R., Jr. Monroe, Louisiana BROWN, II. W., Jr. Richmond, Virginia ■ " " " — " " " I " ™™ " " " " " " ' ' BOMB BROWNLEY, T. L. Norfolk, Virginia BUSH, J. R. Augusta, Georgia CAMPBELL, J. I ' . Fitchburg, Massachusetts CAMPBELL, W. C, Jr. Washington, Virginia CARRINGTON, R. G. Richmond, Virginia CARTER, B. B. Richmond, Virginia CAVEDO, I. W., Jr. Richmond, Virginia CHANDLER, W. M., Norfolk, Virginia CHESSMAN, S. R. Salem, Ohio CHITTUM, II. T., Jr. Waynesboro, Virginia CHURCHILL, J. C, Rome, Georgia CLAY, A. J., Jr. Norfolk, Virginia CLELAND, R. R., Jr. Frankfort, Kentucky COBB, J. E. Blytheville, Arkansas COLEMAN, G. R. Fort Madison, Iowa COLEMAN, (i. W. Houston, Texas CORY, W. J., Jr. Front Royal, Virginia CRAMPTON, C. A. Washington, D. C. CROSS, G. W. Lynchburg, Virginia CROWELL, T. A., Jr. South Boston, Virginia CRYTZER, I. C, Jr. Manorville, Pennsylvania DAMERON, Z. C, Jr. Baynesville, Virginia DAVIS, D., II Youngstown, Ohio DAVIS, J. P., Jr. Winston-Salem, North Carolina DONAHUE, C. F. Richmond, Virginia DOYLE, W. A. Lynchburg, Virginia DRESSER, F. T. Appomattox, Virginia DUNBAR, R. B., Jr. Fort Worth, Texas ECHOLS, M. P., Jr. Fort Sill, Oklahoma if A ME Q3 The 1943 ELIASOX, W. A. Kenmore, New York ELLETT, R. D. Lynchburg, Virginia ELLIOTT, J. M., .In. Hinsdale, Illinois ELLIS, J. M., Jr. Elizabeth, Pennsylvania ESSIG, L. C, Jr. Chicago, Illinois EVANS, B. T. Alcoa, Tennessee FAIRMAX, P. B. Upper Darby, Pennsylvania FERREY, A. E. Fort Nelson, Ontario, Canada FISCHER, K. P. New York, New York FITZPATRICK, W. E.. Lexington, Virginia FORO, L. H. Baltimore, Maryland FORSTER, H. W., Washington, D. C. FOX, G. C. Downington, Pennsylvania FRANCE, H. G. Charlottesville, Virginia FLRCRON, S. A. The Plains, Virginia FUSSELMAN, R. K. Yonngstown, Ohio GAINES, E. P., Jr. Washington, D. C. GALLALEE, E. R., Jr. Old Hickory, Tennessee GARLAND, G. C, Jr. Richmond, Virginia GELZER, E. D., Jr. New Orleans, Louisiana GIESEN, J. W. Radford, Virginia GILL, J. L. Roanoke, Virginia GILLELAND, G. W., Jr Richmond, Virginia GODBEY, B. F. Norton, Virginia GORDON, R. C. Fort Worth, Texas GRAY, E. T. Waverly, Virginia HABRON, L. E. Edinburg, Virginia HAMMOND, E. J. New Kensington, Pennsylvania HANKINS, J. P., Jr. Halifax, Virginia BOMB HARRIS, R. A., Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia HARRISON " , .1. S., Jr. Albuquerque, New Mexico HARTMAN, C. C, Jr. Baltimore, Maryland HARVARD, R. ().. Jr. Richmond, Virginia HAYES, W. C, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia HECTOR, L. J. Elizabeth, New Jersey HODGES, A. W. South Boston, Virginia HOLLADAY, J. E. Gordonsville, Virginia HOLLAND, R. J. Windsor, Virginia HOLT, E. Y., Jr. Dallas, Texas HOPKINS, W. M-, Jr. Kenvil, New Jersey HORNER, R. H. Crewe, Virginia norsTorx, j. p., Jr. Houston, Texas HUGHES, J. B., Jr. Arlington, Virginia HURM, W. D. Hamilton, Ohio HUTCHINSON, J. M. Greensburg, Pennsylvania ISEAR, J. A., Jr. Chase City, Virginia JACKSON, V. A. Manasquan, New Jersey JARVIS, W. G. Cobden, Illinois JOHNSON, T. M., Jr. Savannah, Georgia JOHNSTON, R. Y. Roanoke, Virginia JOHNSTON. S. P. Charleston, West Virginia JONES, E. H. Hopewell, Virginia JONES, J. K., Jr. Westfield, New Jersey JONES R. L. Norfolk, Virginia JONES, T. D., Jr. Richmond, Virginia KAYLOR, P.M., Jr. Bristol, Virginia KESSING, 0. O., Jr. Chapel Hill, North Carolina KING, T. J., Jr. Roanoke, Virginia £i £i Q) £5 The 1943 KOSBOB, C. F., Jr. Albany, New York LACY, M. B., Jr. South Boston, Virginia LANDRITH, S. T. Sapulpa, Oklahoma LANIER, R. S , Jr. Alberta, Canada LAXKFORD, A. C. Capron, Virginia LAYMAN, T. O. Richmond, Virginia LEE, R. L., Jr. Waynesville, North Carolina LEWIS, W. B., Ill Danville, Virginia LITTON, C. C. Norton, Virginia LOCKETT, B. X., Jr. Bristol, Virginia LOUGHBOROUGH, S. D. Richmond, Virginia LOWRY, S. deL., Ill Camp Shelby, Mississippi LYLE, J. A., Jr. Riverside, Illinois MANN, B. I). Norfolk, Virginia MARKS, P. C. Boykins, Virginia MARR, N. M., Jr. St. Petersburg, Florida MARSHALL, R. C. Alexandria, Virginia MASSENBURG, E. A. Hampton, Virginia MATTHEWS, T. F. South Bend, Indiana MAUCH, L. N., Jr. Richmond, Virginia MAUDE, E. J. Motitclair, New Jersey McCALL, J. M., Jr. Baltimore, Maryland McCONE, J. F., Ill San Carlos, California McNAMARA, T. R. Norfolk, Virginia M, NF.ER, S. S., .In. Huntington, West Virginia MONCURE, R. A. Radford, Virginia MONCURE, T. S. L. Washington, D. C. MOORE, J. E. Huntington, West Virgin MORRIS, T. G. Petersburg, Virginia BOMB MOSS, J. B. ; Jk. Richmond, Virginia MULLINS, J. W. Pine Bluff, Arkansas MFMMA, M. C, III Berryville, Virginia M IN ROE, G. L„ Jr. East Hartford, Connecticut MURRAY, R. R., Jn. Danville, Virginia NAILL, J. D., Jr. Biscoe, Arkansas NAMAN, J. I. Waco, Texas NICHOLS, B. A. Indianapolis, Indiana NICHOLS, R. E. Richmond, Virginia NINOS, G. S. Bolivar, New York NOTTINGHAM, L. S., Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia ODOM, F. K. Greenwood, Mississippi OLD, J. W., Ill Norfolk, Virginia PARSONS, D. W. Louisville, Kentucky PATTERSON, V. W., Jr. Charlotte, North Carolina PEAKE, F. N. Norfolk, Virginia PEARSON, J. II., Ill Richmond, Virginia PERKINS, C. D. L„ Jr. Greenwood, Virginia PERLIN, A. B., Jr. Des Plaines, Illinois PINCUS, H., Jr. Norfolk, Virginia PITZER, C. L. Clearbrook, Virginia POSTON, W. C. Lexington, Virginia POWERS, T. E. Bogalusa, Louisiana PRICE, W. J., IV Ruxton, Maryland QUIN, H. C. Atlanta, Georgia RAGUNAS, V. J. Plymouth, Pennsylvania RANCE, W. E. Salem, Ohio RATLIFF, W. T., Jr. Birmingham, Alabama RAWLS, G. D. Suffolk, Virginia Q3 The 1943 KAWLS, J. L., Jr. Suffolk, Virginia REITZ, P. L., Jr. Olean, New York ROBERTS, C. M. West Point, Virginia ROBERTSON, R. G Lynchburg, Virginia RYAN, D. H. Petersburg, Virginia SATTERFIELI), R. B. Richmond, Virginia SAUER, C. F., Ill Richmond, Virginia SAUNDERS, J. M., Richmond, Virginia SCIIOEN, E. A. Dallas, Texas SEMMES, B. M. Ozark, Alabama SEXTER, J. B., Jr. London Bridge, Virginia SHELTON, T. C. Atlanta, Georgia SILVEY, R. C, Jr. Richmond, Virginia SINCLAIR, C. A. Blueneld, West Virginia SKINNER, E. W. Winston-Salem, North Carolina SLAUGHTER, D. F., Jr. Mitchells, Virginia SMITH, B. G. Norfolk, Virginia SMITH, W. S., Jr. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania SPACH, J. C. Winston-Salem, North Carolina STACEY, G. W. H. (,len Ferris, West Virginia STEPHENS, J. W., Jr. Newport News, Virginia STEPHENSON, R. H. Pasadena, California STUART, J. G. W. Cedar Bluff, Virginia STUART, W. A., Ill Abingdon, Virginia SWECKER. W. S. Crabbottom, Virginia SWEENEY, H. T. Portsmouth, Virginia SYDXOR, J. IL, Jr. Mannl oro, Virginia TAYLOR, J. L., Jr. Richmond, Virginia TEEHKES, C. A. New Brighton, Pennsylvania BOMB TEMKO, P. 0. Rocky Mount, North Carolina THOMSON, J. M., II Winchester, Virginia THORNTON " , G. D. Chincoteague, Virginia TITUS, B. H. Weston, Massachusetts TUCKER, W. T. Franklin, Virginia VADEN, H. W., Jr. Richmond, Virginia VAUGHAN, T. G ., Galax, Virginia VAWTER, C. A. Vienna, Virginia WALKER. T. B., Jr. East Orange, New Jersey WALKER, W. E. Exmore, Virginia WALL, R. T. Henderson, North Carolina WARREN, J. M. Delaplane, Virginia WATSON, W. A., Jr. Farmville, Virginia WATSON, W. E. Scranton, Pennsylvania WATTS. T. F. Bethesda, Maryland WHITE, .1. E. Scottsville, Virginia WHITTEMORE, T. M. Norfolk, Virginia WILKINSON, .1. E. Montgomery, West Virginia WILLIAMS, E. J., Jr. New Orleans, Louisiana WILLIAMS, H. G., Jr. Petersburg, Virginia WILLIAMS, K. 0. Clarksdale, Mississippi WILLIAMS, R. J. Orchard Park, New York WILLIAMS, W. L„ Jr. South Boston, Virginia WILLIAMSON, R. B., J Bluefield, West Virginia WILSON, N. S. Hopewell, Virginia WINGFIELD, R. T. Lynchburg, Virginia WISE, J. I)., Jr. Hazelhurst, Mississippi WOOD, W. B., Jr. Hampton, Virginia YANCEY, W. B., Jr. Natchez, Mississippi B fiHii egardless of the emulation, the ambition and endeavor that a keydet may possess, it takes strong and capable guidance to keep his nose out of the mud on those hills of military and academic education. UUBUM.WWV1 NCE • WITH • NOBLE • EMVLATION 3 THE GOVERNOR (?aty zte TV. ' Dcvictw, fa. THE SUPERINTENDENT LIEUTENANT-GENERAL • • THE BOARD OF VISITORS Commander-in-Chief Governor Colgate W. Darden, Jr. President Robert V. Massie Lynchburg, Virginia Secretary J. Harry Ebeling Lexington, Virginia MEMBERS Jay W. Johns Charlottesville, Virginia Goldsborough Serpell Norfolk, Virginia W. Irvine Whitefield Roanoke, Virginia Joseph Button Richmond, Virginia James S. Easley Halifax, Virginia James R. Gilliam, Jr Lynchburg, Virginia Lawrence W. H. Peyton Staunton, Virginia John M. Camp Franklin, Virginia MEMBERS OF THE BOARD EX OFFICIO S. Gardner Waller Richmond, Virginia Adjutant General of Virginia Dabney S. Lancaster Richmond, Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction (94) ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS Brigadier General Stewart W. Anderson Academic Executive Colonel William Couper Business Executive Officer Colonel George A. Derbyshire Military Executive Officer Colonel John M. Fray Commandant of Cadets Seated: Lieutenant Sledge, Colonel Mann, Colonel Hemes, Colonel Mar Standing: Lieutenant Wheat, Lieutenant Drake, Lieutenant Wilson Colonel Boyld THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING Colonel Robert A. Mark Department Head The Cadet who wishes to he ready for anything buys himself a slide rule and takes Civil Engineering. Placing himself in " Buzz " Marr ' s hands, he follows the path that leads along highways and railroads, over bridges and fills, seeking always that elusive degree. Long hours over drawing hoards, and shorter ones in the labs and in the field do much to fill in the days. Then, too, there is that problem of facing a daily Waterloo at the board. All this goes into the making of the well-rounded man that may some day build good bridges — even though he is only a seven-five engineer. This department usually holds numerical superiority over the other branches, but its well-rounded staff is fully capable of handling all comers and getting rid of most of them; some through graduation and others by less fortunate routes. This all depends on the course, the instructor, and most of all, on the Cadet himself. First Row: Colonel Ritchey, Colonel German, Colonel Steidtmann, Colonel Carroll, Major Thon Second Row: Dr. Leopold, Major Leeds, Mr. Tnrley, Major Willard THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY Every son of the Institute takes chemistry for a year at least. The hardier ones, those men who like queer odors, explosions, and acid-eaten uniforms as a daily diet, go on for additional instruction. Apart from this hardy class, which includes the Pre-Meds as well as the regular chemists, only Liberal Artists and Civil men making that long trek up to Colonel Steidtman ' s Rocks classes enter this building of devils ' brews. The sign of the upraised thumb is sufficient warning. Doc Carroll ' s Pre-Meds struggle shoulder to shoulder with the chemists under the watchful eyes of Les, Butch, and Squeaky. There is a parting of the ways, however, as the future medicos go to biology and embryology classes, leaving the chemists to their Qualitative and Industrial. Armed with beaker, flask, and crucible, the chemist spends long hours in the lab searching for those elusive tests, for dead lines are to be met and repeats are to be avoided by the men reaching for that old B. S. Colonel Leslie German Department Head General Anderson, Colonel Jamison, Colonel Trinkle THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING General Stuaht W. Anderson Department Head Late lights and working after the Corps has gone to sleep seem to be the goal of the double E ' s. Always ready to shoot the bull and to visit the brothers before Tony blows his parting message of the day, these slip-stick slick- sters begin to slide madly when that last note has sounded. Driven or led by General Anderson, Colonel Trinkle, Colonel Jamison and Major Home, these men work hard, and dabble in mathematics frightening to the uninitiated. Nor is this all of their curriculum, as they, too, have labs to attend. Here they defy Jupiter to hurl his thunderbolts, but more often wring shocked hands when he tosses a little one their way. Not daunted by this, since a short circuit through the body is part of their lab technique, the Elec- trical Engineers continue to throw switches as if nothing had happened. Seated: Colonel Read, Colonel Fuller, Colonel Bates, Colonel Hunley, Colonel Dixon, Colonel Tonnes Standing: Dr. Velte, Major Tidwell, Lieutenant Love, Lieutenant Brooke THE DEPARTMENT OF LIBERAL ARTS " I ' ll huff and I ' ll puff and I ' ll blow your house in, " says the Liberal Artist as he puts down his hay and drops his weary bo nes to contemplate the next day ' s assignment. This is truly the life. Bliss, punctuated by a term paper and interrupted by drill call. Traditionally Hay Hounds, this year ' s crop of Liberal Artists are working harder than usual as the crisis becomes more real to them. Ordinarily, these men would be found in graduate schools next year taking law, business, and similar subjects; but at this point it is impossible to see farther than Uncle Sam ' s olive drab. These men dropped the third of that trio dominated by the Hickory stick early in life and turned to Colonel Hunley ' s department to develop their ability in readin ' and writin " . They also learn psychology, sociology, history, and other tongue twisters, besides thorough courses in foreign languages. Egged on by the Master, College Bill, Son Read and the English Department, the L. A. ' s get their work done somehow, though no one can sav when. Colonel Willia m M. Huxley Department Head Seated: Colonel Knox. Colonel Clarkson. Colonel Byrne, Colonel Mono Standing: Lieutenant Mnllin, Lieutenant Drake THE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS Colonel B. Davis Mayo Department Head " Duck Soup! Just like money from home, " has a familiar ring in the Mathematics Department. Only a very few of those who pass through it, however, agree with this time- worn phrase. Everyone, from the Rat who takes math six hours a week to the man who enters into the struggle with differential equations, knows full well that the department has no snap courses and that he must be on his toes each morning. Led by B. D. and Phi and the rest of an able staff, the department attempts to drill the principles of mathematics into the heads of all comers. The strugglers whose minds are more literary than mathematical, however, find patience that is surprising when the function of a function scheme is a little slow in penetrating. Nothing is so important to the embryo engineer as a well-founded knowledge of mathematics, and the principles learned under this department come in like a good left jab in the fights with Structures, Electronics and Physical. Lieutenant Reeves, Major Foster, Colonel Wearer, Colonel Hefli THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS No fruit ever fell so far or made such a lasting impres- sion as the apple that struck the head of the recumbent Newton and thus started the advancement of physics — chief sleep stealer from the seconds and thirds. These un- fortunates march daily to their battle with the difficult science, and no one escapes the clutches of this department altogether. Every Cadet takes physics his thi rd class year and all but the L. A. ' s are found the following terms pur- suing further education along the lines of Electricity, Heat, and Optics. Teddy Bear tries hard to put the most obstruse thoughts and the most complicated principles into everyday language and thus put the course on a practical basis. But in spite of this effort, many a Cadet scratches his head in a vain attempt to draw forth what isn ' t there, and goes sorrowfully on to his next class with a prayer for a simpler topic the next time. Colonel Sterling M. Heelin Head of Physics Department Colonel Blain, Colonel Mose y, Colonel Millner, Colonel Welles THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES Colonel T. A. E. Mosely Department Head Cadets who expect their work to take them into foreign fields take the language that suits their fancy. Each man has his choice of French, Spanish or German. Everyone takes some language his first two years at the Institute, and the Liberal Artists as well as the Pre-Meds begin to study another one at the end of this time. The scientists concentrate on German, along with those who have their eyes on a New Germany. Under the tute- lage of Colonel Edwards they wrestle with the weak and strong verbs and the translation of scientific literature. Colonel Mosely, the department head, and Torchy Blain lead Cadets through the tortuous ways of Spanish with its maze of subjunctives and lack of the second person singular. Snappy Sam Millner and Colonel Welles handle the French situation much better than Laval did, and many a Cadet has entered the dog house when his translation for the day was not all it should have been. Not only do the students receive thorough training in the mechanics of the language but this well-traveled staff is able to give them the benefit of long years spent abroad. s, Mrs. Earhart, Colonel Card THE HOSPITAL STAFF When the corps, individually, is sick, wants relief from a stomach ache, a three-grade quiz, or an inconvenient guard tour, the path leads east to the hospital. In command of the health battalion is Colonel Card, the first ' " Sawbones " who knows all the tricks of the " gim. " He wiped out All Duty in one fell swoop, and made it easier for the gim riders to get into the hospital than out. Mrs. Earhart and Mrs. Parsons, the two " ' women in white, " bandage toes, sooth complexes, discuss barracks morale, and look away while the dose of Fleet ' s goes down the drain. But when a lecture is due they both punch straight from the shoulder, work- ing on the theory that not all troubles can be cured by medicine. No greater compliment can be paid to the hospital staff than that unintentionally unrendered by the cadets in having precisely no complaints. And when there are no complaints in the corps, the system and the individuals responsible must be hear perfect — which seems to pretty well fit this case. Colonel Daniel P. Card Pod Surgeon prv r. HE CADET ' S participation in activities on his own time; athletics, clubs, publications, intramurals, toughens him up, sharpens his mind, and gives him an extra push toward becoming a real honor to the branch he serves. A • GRATIFYING • SPECTACLE • A N • HONOKi _ VR-COVNTRY-AND-OVR-STAT I ATHLETICS . . Joe Muha, President Johnny Stevens, ] ' ice President THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Colonel William Couper Senior Faculty Member President, Athletic As ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION The Athletic Council is composed of three alumni, seven members of faculty, the director of athletics, and a president and vice president chosen each year by the Cadet Corps from the members of the Monogram Club. Aside from governing intercollegiate sport at the Institute and arranging all athletic policies, it has as its duties the selection of coaches and cadet managers and the awarding of varsity letters and freshman numerals. Front Row, Left to Right: Colonel Jamison, Colonel Clarkson, Colonel Boykin, Colonel Milner, Mr. Faulkner, Colonel Mann, Major Thou Back Row, Left to Right: Minion, Muha, Matthews, Stevens THE MONOGRAM CLUB FIRST ROW Johnston Matthews Minton, President McCord Revely Demmler Stevens Potts Mdha Halsey Parkins Thomas Mahone ROMM SECOND Ellington ROW B. S. Clark Easterly SOTNYK Hog an Turriziani G. A. Smith Scott Kelly Barton Ducko Seay THIRD G. S. Williams Beckham ROW Marks Arnold Skladany Spencer Beatty ( ill IM McGrath R. S. Walker Ward THE-HEALTHFVLAND-PLEASANT ABODE OF A CROWD OF- HONORABLE YOVTH5 PRESSING VPTHEHILLOFSCIENCE: WITH NOBLE- EMYJ-ATION A GRATIFYING-SPECTACLE AN HONOR- TO- OyRCOVNTRYANDOVR STATE : OBJECTS OF- HONESTPRIDE-TOTHEIR • INSTRVCTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS • OF • CITIZEN SOLDIERS - ATTACHED -TO THEIR- NATIVE • STATE PROVD OF- HER- FAME AND • READY- IN ■ EVERY - TI M E • OF - DEEPEST PERIL TO VINDICATE HER- HONOR- OR- DEFEND HER- RIGHTS- ■ ■ .il!l lt-ilf st!l« f !.,t 4 Ml — —mm iw —iiinimimiinnHimmiMiiiii ' niiiii ll iii i iiinii i Joe Mchj Caiitain FOOTBALL Off to a fast start — three wins and a tie in I heir first five games — the Squadron, dogged with injuries, finished with a none too impressive record as far as the results go; but even in losing they played some spectacular football. Last year ' s Southern Conference champion, Clemson, was held to a tie, and in the last quarter a powerful Temple team eked out a win. The team, before it started rolling, defeated three T-formation teams in swift order — including Maryland ' s previously undefeated Old Liners. Then Joe Muha hurt his ankle, the schedule got progressively harder, and the Keydets were unable to pull out of the slump. From the beginning the team was handicapped by the loss of Jimmy Walker, end coach; Carney Laslie, line coach; and Gerry Williams, last year ' s regular right tackle, who was forced to drop out before the season started. A host of last year ' s Rat stars made good as varsity players, though, to help offset these losses. Joe Muha and Julius Minton, back and guard, were chosen All State, and both of these men played in the annual North-South post-season game in Montgomery. Joe was elected captain of the South ' s victorious team. Melntyre End Marks Tilcl:lc Minton Guard Demmler ( ' enter Ducko Guard Ellington Turkic Clark End Seay Hurl, Wan I Bin I: Muha Bud: DeShazo Bach fcr B —— " ■ " ' " " " • " " " " • " PASSER POUNDER THE CAPTAIN— BIG JOE Joe Muha ' s football feats are unparalleled in the history of football at the Institute; Rat and Varsity captain, All-State Freshman, All-State for three years as a varsity player, All-Con- ference, Captain of the Southern All-Star Team, honorable mention for All-American, and second choice (after Georgia ' s Frank Sinkwieh) of the Professional Football Association. More than one rival coach said that he ' d never seen better; a back who passed, kicked, ran, and backed up the line — all to perfection. Y. M. I. men will always remember Muha — the best football player they ever saw— a great leader — a great competitor — and a great guy. The Famous " 99 " One the Gobblers Didn ' t Get Captain Jo, Joe ami Running Mate, DeShazo Four Maryland Men Eventually Stop a Line Drive mast THE COACHES Head Coach Allison T. S. " Pooley " Hubert, former Alabama All- American, this season completed his sixth year at the Institute and, as always before, handled the squadron with a capable mailed fist. Gone into service were End Coach Jimmy " Walker ami Line Coach Carney Laslie, leaving Russ Cohen, backfield coach and scout of national reputation, as " Pooley " s " only assistant. Cone also was last year ' s Rat Coach, Woody Grey, who, familiar with Hubert ' s play, had for two seasons been training the Rats to fill the shoes of passing varsity stars; but Colonel Heflin filled the position admirably and turned out a good freshman team. Helping Colonel Heflin was Gerry Williams, a first classman and a top-notch tackle on the ' 41 team before a bad leg forced him to give up football. No varsity or rat athlete at V. M. I. will leave school without remember- ing Herb Patchin ' s efficient wielding of the adhesive tape and linameut bottle. As official trainer. Herb is an indispensable part of the coaching staff. HOW WE DID SEASON SUMMARY V. M. I ()— Clemson V. M. 1 6— Temple 7 V. M. 1 3S— Virginia 18 V. M. I -29— Maryland V. M. I JO— Richmond 6 V. M. I B— Davidson -2-i V. M.I 0— Wake Forest 8 V. M. 1 6— William and Mary -27 V. M. I 6— V. P. 1 20 Minion, Guard Den, ml cr. Center Matthews, Back V.M.I 0—0 Clemson 0—0 Out to avenge last year ' s 36-7 defeat at the hands of the Clemson Tigers, the Keydets opened their season by holding the Conference champions to a scoreless tie. The highlight of the game, played in rain and mud at Lynch- burg, was Joe Muha ' s kicking, which on more than one occasion pulled the Red out of tight spots. The weather kept the offensive for both teams well bottled up for the entire game. Butler, who led the Tigers to victory last year, again starred for his team while Muha, De- Shazo and the entire Keydet line looked mighty good for the season ' s opener. V. M. I. Temple . 6 7 Hard football an exciting finish goal line stands . . .Joe Muha at his best Right, Above: Minion, left, and Muha, V. M. I. ' s participants in lite Annual Xorth- South Game in Mont- gomery, Ala. Right: The Cheerleaders: Smith, Walker, Herein, Sherrard, Carpenter, respectively, Cardan, ROSS, Hal,, Hal,, and U ' hil. In the season ' s most hotly contested game the Keydets ' last-quarter rally fell just one point short of tying up Temple ' s highly favored Owls. Twice during the first half the Owls stopped the Keydets inside of the five-yard line, and then in the third period the tables were turned and the Reds held theOwls on their one-yard line. Late in the third the Temple team put on a sustained drive which ended with Hubka, a freshman, passing to Sparag- na for a touchdown. Their point after the touchdown proved the margin of victory. In the fourth period the Owls intercepted a Keydet pass in their end zone to stop one Keydet threat, but Muha and his fighting b2k tm DeSh team came back in the last fifteen seconds to score on a pass — Muha to Jim Clarke. The game was over when Muha missed the conversion. Offensively, it was Muha and DeShazo — defensively, Muha and a swell Keydet line. V. M. 1 20 1-2 6—38 Virginia ... 6 6 6 — 18 The Squadron ' s 38-18 victory over Virginia this season will always bring to the minds of Virginia football fans the greatest one-man show ever seen on a State Gridiron. The whole V. M. I. team played brilliant football, but team play must take the back seat in locker- room discussions of that game, because it was Joe Muha all of the way. A true All-American. Joe had the dazzling offen- sive of 345 yards and figured directly in all five of the Keydets ' touchdowns, scoring and passing for the other two. He ran with the ball 17 times and totaled 192 yards for an average of eleven and one-half yards a try. lie passed for 81 yards, intercept ed a pass and ran thirty yards for a score with it, received another and galloped 49 to pay dirt. A safety accounted for the other Keydet scoring. Every man on the V. M. I. bench saw action in a game in which the Keydets ' versatile attack and the Cavaliers ' deadly passing attack kept the crowd on its feet from the first till the final gun. Dick DeShazo in a Pass Pose Sotnyk trip n over-anxious Cavalier while Seay runs interference for DeShazo ■ MMW V. M. 1 7 13 7 2—29 Maryland 0—0 In knocking Maryland ' s highly touted Old Liners from the ranks of the undefeated the Fighting Squadron reached its peak of performance for the season. Only eight plays after the opening whistle, DeShazo scooted around his own right end for eighteen yards to start the scoring spree. Then, led by Muha, Seay, Turriziaiii, and DeShazo, the Keydets pro- ceeded to score in every period. A truly great V. M. I. team so effectively bottled up Maryland ' s T-formation that the visitors never seriously threatened to score. V. M. 1 13 7 0—20 Richmond 6—6 With Joe Muha again leading the way, the Big Red team chalkei 1 up their third consecutive victory in three weeks against three T- formation teams. Excellent kick- ing by the Spiders held the V. M. I. team in check for the first period but soon after the opening of the second Muha started the ball rolling with a thirty-yard touchdown jaunt, and five minutes later he rifled a pass to " Curley " Ward over the Spider goal line to put the Reds well out in front. Both offen- sively and defensively the Key- det team looked ragged in com- parison with their showing of the week before. Left: Turriziani i the whole Maryl I w Six fumbles helped stop almost every sustained drive the team put on. As in last season ' s contest a barrage of Spider passes kept the Richmond team in the game. V.M.I 6 0—6 Davidson 7 17— 1 24 It really hurt to see Joe Muha on the bench nursing a bad ankle — the team just couldn ' t get going. Things started out as usual — the Keydets scoring in the first period and threatening seriously in the second, while the wildcats were effectively checked. The second half was another story. Led by John Franklin and George Peters, Davidson scored on a pass in the third period and made the rout complete by scoring two more touchdowns and a field goal in the fourth. Dick DeShazo, scrappy little Keydet quarter- back, played the best game on the field, but without Joe the team didn ' t click. It was a hard game to lose and a real credit to a fighting Davidson team. V. M. 1 Wake Forest 14 7 7— " 28 The Wake Forest Deacons proved the most powerful team that the Keydets faced during the season. The highlight of the attack of the com- pletely out-classed Keydets was the dazzling manner in which Dick DeShazo returned the Deacons ' kicks. Twice in the first period and then again in the second the Wake Forest team crossed the V. M. I. goal line. Early in the last period the Keydets made their only serious threat when, sparked by DeShazo, Matthews, Turriziani, and Sloan, they drove to the Deacons ' eleven, but here they lost the ball and did not recover it again till the score read 28-0. This made the second week that Muha sat on the bench while the Keydets lost. Turriziani picks up a little yardage against Davidson Ellington - , Tackle Ward, Back Stevens, Back DeShazo, Back THE V. P. I. GAME 1 1 roppcd the contest. The Indians put on the pressure in the second period and showed everybody some mighty good football, but not before the fighting Keydet club had pulled one out of the bag to score first and hold them to a tie or the first quarter. Early in the first period the Keydets sent, a flanker way out to the right as a decoy, and then Muha rifled a beautiful pass to DeShazo who dodged three men and scooted the rest of the way to the goal — the play was good for m it forty-four yards. The fight the great Keydet line put up during the entire second half is a real credit to the team, and Muha ' s punts, two of which went over seven- ty yards, were henomenal. The Keydet ball team did itself proud before a capac- ity crowd in Norfolk ' s Foreman Field, giving one of the nation ' s best college football teams a real fight before they First Quarter, over-tke-goal-line pass. The ball bounced from the Techman ' s fingertips over Black ' s (No. 8?) head and into Clark ' s (No. 9k) hands for V. M. L ' s only score. V.M.I 6 o o o— 6 V.P.I 7 6 7— " 20 For the first time in five years V. P. L ' s Gobblers put the " B " on the Keydets and came out on the long end of the Thanksgiving- Day score. Running true to form, the Keydets pushed their opponents all over the field for the first quarter and ended up that period on the long end of the score, but that was all. Late in the second period the Techmen scored as the result of a long pass and plunge, and just before the half they converted to put them out in front where they stayed till the end. The second half was Tech all of the way despite the game fight that the entire Keydet team put up. It hurt to see Joe Muha ' s team lose its last game, especially since the Class of ' 43 had never seen the Keydets lose to the Gobblers, but it looked like V. P. L ' s day. The Annual North-South game played during Christmas vacation saw two V. M. I. players on the Southern All-Star team: Joe Muha, back, who captained the team, and Julius Minton, guard, and their consistently brilliant playing contributed to the decisive victory over the Northern team. First Row, Left to Right: Minton, Matthews, Ellington, Sotnyk, Muka (Captain), Marian, McGraw, Parkins, Ward, B. S. Clark Second Row, Left to Right: Demmler, Seal , Melntyre, ilcCiillough, King, W. G. Clark, Stagg, Bowman, Pritckard, Black Third Row, Left to Right: Skladany, Ducko, Wise, Mapp, Lair, Barton, Louis, Marks Fourth Row, Left to Right: Fox (Manager), Burrnss, DeShazo, Winston. Sterenx, Coffman, Turriziani, Coppedge =;«- ■J f - ( • it II IM wmmm " " " ■• " ' " " Tririi i rr " - ' Emil Sotnyk, Captain SEASON SUMMARY Led by Captain Emil Sotnyk, one of the best guards ever to play basket ball in Virginia, the hardest fighting, hardest working basket ball team we ' ve ever seen at the Institute kept the crowds on the edge of their seats all season and ended up with the State Championship — V. M. I. ' s first since 1921, and a place in the Annual Southern Conference Basket Ball Tourna- ment at Raleigh — an honor won only by the eight top teams in the Conference. Forwards Yince Thomas and Steele Mclntyre, Center Gordon Smith, and Guards Ross Walker and Emil Sotnyk, all veterans of at least one year ' s varsity experience under Coach Jimmy Walker, composed the starting line-up for every game. The loss of Coach Walker before the season made things look blue from the start, but " Pooley " Hubert stepped in ably with what he called a " hole-in-one system " that carried the Big Red to the top of the heap. The season opened in Lexington with last year ' s State Champions — William and Mary. The Indians, with exactly the same club which had won the title in ' 42, were rudely awakened tothe fact that the Keydets were out for their scalps. Mclntyre poured in eighteen points, and the Red team led all of the way for a 41-38 win. STATE Varsity Basket Bail V. M. V. M. V. M. V. M. V. M. V. M. V. M. V. M. V. M. V. M. V. M. V. M. V. M. V. M. V. M. RESULTS 1 41 — William and Mary. 1 43— Duke 1 43— Y. P. I 1 35 — Maryland 1 39 — Yirginia 1 35 — North Carolina 1 27 — Univ. of Richmond 1 42— Y. P. I 1 39 — George Washington . 1 41 — William and Mary 1 48 — Univ. of Richmond . 1 35 — Yirginia 1 36— Maryland 1 45 — George Washington . 1 37— Xaw Southern Conference Tournament V. M. 1 41— Duke 38 15 33 34 25 ' 37 36 39 42 33 80 35 ;.-, 48 57 Frank Bilisoly Manager CHAMPIONS Inability to throw in those precious free throws cost the team their second game — with Duke. Both teams scored the same number of points from the floor, but the Blue Devils managed to make more from the charity line and came out on the long end of the score. Coach Jimmy Walker, back in town for the V. P. I. game, sat on the bench while Sotnyk burned up the court and scored 19 points. Tech ' s Gobblers were never in the game that night and the Keydet team showed better than in their two previous tilts the smooth ball handling by the team as a unit. The Maryland game played in Cocke Hall was one of the best of the season. The Red team held a sub- A sub-par Virginia Team, led by one of the state ' s finest forwards, Dick Wiltshire, proved no match for the V. M. I. aggregation in their first meeting of the season. Vince Thomas, steady Keydet forward, led the attack with sixteen points. Emil Sotnyk Guard stantial lead at the half, but the Old Liners managed to cut this down to nothing and pull ahead with half a minute left to play. Then Captain Sotnyk shot one of those set shots from mid court — the kind of shot that he will always be remembered for — and the Key- dets had the game. North Carolina ' s fast breaking team managed to overcome a three-point deficit at the half time anc grabbed a thriller from the Keydets. As in the Duke game, both teams scored the same number of field goals. The University of Richmond really put it to the Keydets on their trip to Lexington. Paced by a fresh- man, Freddie Gantt, who scored twenty points, the Spiders led all of the way. This was the first time that the Class of ' 43 had seen the Spiders win in Cocke Hall. Spirits rose again, however, when the team traveled to Blacksburg the following week and defeated the Gobblers for the second time by a 12-39 score. Sotnyk and Thomas led the Keydets in the score column, „=■£ ■ " " a- 8 Smith I . ' , ' ) jumps for the rebound as Thomas (JO) traits expectantly- W-0.lw.rn and Mary game with the passing at perfection the Keydets led by L 25-7 at the half time and had rolled up 13 points in the first eleven minutes of play before the Spiders could score. This was the first time in four years that the Keydets had defeated Richmond on their own court. Riddled by injuries and worn out by two hard games the Red team almost defeated Virginia in Charlottesville, but couldn ' t quite make it. Walker and Smith were unable to make the trip. Then came the final trip of the season — games with Maryland, George Washington, and Navy and a berth in the Conference Tournament for a win over one of the first two teams. Sotnyk sunk a long one Gomer Ward Center Bill Russell Forward Jim Irwin Guard Allen Clay For tea rd and Walker turned in his usual magnificent floor game. George Washington, which later in the season went on to win the Southern Conference title and was the only team which beat the Norfolk Training Station ' s Ail-American aggregation had a hard time with the scrappy Red club. The Colonials led most of the way, but with only two minutes to go, only one point separated the two teams. Vince Thomas again proved the mainstay of the kcydet offense. Score 4 " ?-:?9. Starting out on a three-day trip which could make or break them as far as the state title was con- cerned the Keydets again defeated William and Mary. the last game, incidentally, in which the Indians had their first team which left school for the service the following day. The team was at its best. The following night the Red team clinched the State Championship with a rout of Richmond ' s fight- ing Spiders. Everybody on tin- team was hot and with thirty .seconds to go in the Maryland game in Lexington and .sewed up the game — there were only twelve seconds to go when he did the same thing in College Park — only this time a Maryland man missed two foul shots with seven seconds left. We won by one point again. The Keydets were no match for George Washing- ton ' s hot team on their own court. Displaying true championship form and the kind of shooting that had brought them fame all season the Colonials romped on the Keydets 6.5-45. A loss to Navy closed the season which was climaxed by the invitation to play in the Southern Conference Basket Ball Tournament. Every man on the Keydet team deserves credit for the performance of the team. Sotnyk was an able leader and a wonderful ball player. Walker con- sistently scored and played the best floor game day in and day out that the team saw. He never missed a rebound. Smitty, always fighting, kept the team always in there, and Vince and Mac took turns at high score. Besides the regulars there were some cracker- jacks among the reserves. Irwin, Hill Russell, George Kennaman, and Allen Clay — a rat — all good ball players who didn ' t have sufficient chance to prove their worth. The Keydets had the hard luck of drawing the top-seeded Duke Blue Devils in their first tournament game. Smith, with twelve points, led the Keydets, and at the half time the Duke team had but a four-point lead. Duke, champion for the past two seasons, was really hot that night in Raleigh and put on a second half which the Keydets couldn ' t match. Sotnyk, who two years ago made the first all-tournament team, again played brilliant ball and was chosen on the second team. Smith was given an honorable mention for his brilliant performance. The whole team played good ball, and gave the fans one of the best games of the tournament before they bowed to the powerful Blue Devil Quint. Fhont Row, Left to Right: Irwin, Mclntyre, Thomas, Sotny K. (Captain), Walker, 0. A. Smith, Ward Second Row, Left to Right: Bi isoly {Manager), Layman, Pritchard, Renneman, At. A. Smith, Russell, Clay, Hubert (Coach) KS£ tt£ a mMJ m,Mwm ma » Jack McGrath, Captain Southern Conference 135-Pound Champion RESUME Stepping into a coaching spot for the first time, Dougal Reeves, a former Keydet wrestling champion himself, turned out a championship team and one which was a real credit to him and to the Institute. Coach Reeves had five lettermen from " Chic " Woodward ' s last year ' s team around which he molded his championship outfit. Leading this group was Captain Jack McGrath, for two seasons a 128-pounder, 121-pound Hamilton Spencer, 145-pound Bob Sherrard, 155-pound Leroy Roper, and last year ' s 155-pounder, " Bud " McCord, who went up a weight. Other prospec- tive men at the beginning of the season were Bob Reeves, " Stumpy " Granger, Ethan Stroud and Jim Hull, all veterans, and " Bo " Coppedge, Bob Buford, and Mat Moyer, up from last year ' s Rat Squad. The season opened during examinations with North Carolina who won the Conference Champion- ship in ' 42. The Keydets coming out on the long end of a 15-9 score. For the first six matches the score see-sawed with first V. M. I., then Carolina ahead. Spencer, McGrath and Reeves won in the 121, 135 and 155-pound classes, respectively, and Hull, Sher- rard and McCord dropped decisions in the 128, 145 and 165-pound matches. Then Granger and Coppedge both won in the heavy weights to give the Cadets the match. There were no falls during the entire meet. Hull lost to MeKeever who later succeeded himself as a 128-pound Conference champion. McCord lost to Mordieai, this year ' s 165-pound champion. Navy ' s championship aggregation left no doubt in the minds of the sports fans as to who had the best team when they trounced the Keydets , ' 54-0 in a meet held at Annapolis. McCord, Sherrard and Granger were the only Keydet wrestlers to last the entire nine minutes, and Captain McGrath was pinned for the first time since he began wrestling. This was the same team that wrestled against North Carolina with one excep- tion. Roper, although still not in condition because SOUTHERN WRESTLING RESULTS V. M. 1 15— North Carolina 9 V. M. 1 0— Navy 34 V. M. 1 23— V. P. 1 9 V. M. 1 33— Duke 3 Results of the Conference Meet V. M. 1 33 North Carolina 32 North Carolina State 17 V. P. 1 13 Duke 12 Washington and Lee 7 Lieutenant Dougal Reeves Coach Mark Holt Manager n ■ ' ■■■ ' " »■■ ' ' m wii h « rm[mniiT i»iTnmniiiig?n i i i iiii j ii aH i L» [ m rri na fi MW i iiiiiiii ii i M M CONFERENCE CHAMPS Leroi Roper gains a near fall on W. L. ' s Crockett in the Southern Con- ference 155-pound title match. of an injury, was forced to take Reeves ' place at the last minute when Reeves came down with an un- scheduled case of measles! In their next match the Red team traveled to Blacksburg and defeated V. P. I. 23-9 in a Conference match. Off to a fast start, the Keydets scored four falls and a decision in the first matches and were never in trouble. Spencer opened the meet by pinning his man in the third period and then Hull lost a close 9-11 decision to his opponent. Captain McGrath gave the Keydets a more comfortable lead with another third-period fall, and then Sherrard almost put the match on ice by pinning his man in the first period. Granger, wrestling 155 for the first time in the season, easily won a decision, and then McCord pinned his man in one minute and 14 seconds of the first period. Stroud and Coppedge dropped decisions in the last two bouts, but it was too late to make any difference. Closing their regular season, the Keydets made a clean sweep of their Conference opponents with a sound 33-3 trouncing of the Duke Blue Devils. Spencer opened the meet with a 10-0 decision, and then Jim Hull threw his man in 26 seconds of the second period. McGrath afforded the crowd its biggest thrill of the Bob Sherrard Southern Conference IJfO-Pound Champion Leroy Roper Southern Conference loo-Pound Champion Bo Coppedge Southern Conference Unlimited Champion m m-m Al ,m mM n ..« Hamer Spencer Bud McCord 165 Ethan Stroud 175 Steuben Granger 175 evening when he pinned his opponent in 20 seconds. Keeping up the terrific pace, Sherrard, Granger and McCord won by falls in the 145, 155 and 165-pound classes before Roper, normally a 155-pound man, but wrestling 175, dropped a two-point decision to give Duke its only score. Coppedge finished out the rout by winning a default after two minutes of the second period. The Southern Conference meet, which was held in Yaynesboro at the du Pont Recreation Center afforded the Keydet matmen a chance to put the finishing touches to a profitable season. The Keydets went into the final round with four men fighting for championships — McGrath, Sherrard, Roper and Cop- pedge, and three fighting consolation matches for third place, Spencer and McCord. Finalists won the right to fight by winning their preliminary matches, and losers in the preliminaries were matched to fight it out for third and fourth places. All seven of the Keydets who fought that night won their matches, and the team eked out a 83-82 victory over last year ' s champs. North Carolina. McGrath and Roper won lop-sided decisions to take their matches; Sherrard won the equivalent of a fall when his man was forced to withdraw in the second period with a bad shoulder; and Coppedge pinned his man in the third period. In the consolation matches McCord got a default from his opponent, and Spencer and Granger won deci- sions. The team ' s points totaled as follows: Four championships — 24, three thirds — 6, three falls — 3. Front Row: Spencer, Hull, McGrath (Capl.), Sherrard, Roper, McCord, (I ranger, Stroud Second Row: Bit ford. Miller, Reeves, Stagg Third Row: Lieutenant Reeves (Coach), Moyer, Waring, Cartwriglit, Barker, Tate, Bowden, Holt (Mgr). TRACK Hurt by the loss of Pre-Med Captain Billy Romm by graduation in March, the track team nevertheless looked like a winning combination. Under the ex- cellent tutelage of Coach Hernando Read, the squad waxed strong in the pole vault, weights, 440, high jump, and dashes, while new men ably filled up the holes in the other events. The Bomb went to press before any results and scores could be obtained. Colonel H. M. Read Coach Billy Romm, Captain Settle Frank, Manager First Row: Roper, Head, Bowen, McGraw, Muha Minton, Kelly, Dennis, Skerrard Second Row: Johnston, Chambers, McVeigh, Hel- man, Co onna, Wilhelm, Wales, Merchant. Layman Third Row: Marks, Ducko, Wood, Welles, Boyle Malmo, Esser, Carrington, Skinner, Wingfield Fourth Row: Colonel Read (Coach), Mr. Lumpkin (Assistant Coach), Mascot, Fallwell, Easterly, Waller, Aleshire (Co-Manager), Frank (Co- Manager) Not in Pictche: Chancy, W. G. Clark, Loyd, Ryland, Turriziani, Wasdell, Burriiss, Robinson First Row: Ward, Wilson, Lindsay, Hogan, Elling- ton (Captain), Stevens, Skladany, Sotnyk Second Row: Middleton, Johann, Bowman, Walker, Vanderenter, Moses, Coleman Third Row: Hubert (Coach), Pritchard, Russell, Parkins (Manager), Captain Littrell (Assistant Coach) BASEBALL Captained by center-fielder " Duke " Ellington, Coach " Pooley " Hubert ' s baseball team started the season with few Varsity lettermen. " Fireball " Hogan and Russell looked good in the pitcher ' s mound, and Stevens, Sotnyk, Ellingto and Lindsay promised some long hit and home runs during the season. Th Bomb went to press before any result and scores could be obtained. FENCING This year witnessed one of the largest turn-outs for the fencing team in the history of V. M. I. sports. Following several weeks of intensive practice and try-outs, the squad was cut to seventeen men. The fencing team found difficulty in finding opponents because of the sports curtailment in many of the nation ' s colleges. At the time the Bomb went to press tentative plans had been made for matches with West Point, Long Island University, William and Mary, Seaton Hall and Virginia. Expectations are high for this year ' s team with Bounds, Beaulac and Sadow present, all having gathered points in last year ' s Southern Atlantic Conference Meet when the V. M. I. fencers tied for the sabre and epc ' e championship, and placed second in the foil competition. They are backed by eight more members of last year ' s team. Especially outstanding among the new members of the squad is Kessing, a three-weapon man. Carroll Bocxds Captain First Row: Pates, Freeman, Lambot, Bounds (Captain), Peat, Beaulac (Manager), Rhodes, Young, Sadoiv Second Row: Anderson, Dameron, Curdts, Balmenti, Kessing, Lamb, Murrry, Coleman C. M. iloyer, J. G. Smith, Andrew (Captain), Tynan, Gottwald HORSE SHOW TEAM The Horse Show Team unfortunately had its activities sadly curtailed by the war this year. The lack of gas and tires made it difficult for the large shows of the past to be held: however, when V. M. I. was represented in a show, a good record was usually hung up by its horses and riders. Com- posed of a few veterans of last year and two newcomers, the team worked out regularly in the fall and spring in order to have the horses and men in condition for whatever shows they had the opportunity to enter. Perhaps the greatest change in its activities was in entering riders in shows held by other schools. The Cadets had to ride horses which were completely strange, and in most cases which they hadn ' t thrown a leg across before they entered their class. The prospects for a Horse Show Team in the future are not too bright, but a fund is being established to be used to start the team again after the war when A . M. I. once more returns to normal. Bill Andrew Captain HBHS HUNT CLUB Bill Emory President To the " gone away " blast of the Master ' s horn and the baying of the hounds, more followers of the hunt at V. M. I. have touched spur to horse this year than ever before. Under the able leadership of Lieutenant Barksdale and Bill Emory there was created in the club this year more interest and enthusiasm than ever before. The pack, consisting of twelve thoroughbred Walker hounds, were cared for and trained by Peyton Gish, Master of the Foxhounds, assisted by Tommy Cook, Joe Warren, and " Dusty " Rhodes, Whipper-in. None of those who have ridden to these hounds will ever forget the leadership of " Run " and " Squire, " the friendliness of " Playmate " and " Fats, " the aloofness and truth of " Kill, " and the faithfulness of " White Face. " Arrangement for the care of the pack as a whole for the duration of the war has been made, and we all look forward to the return of the hounds and hunting at V. M. I. later on. The park, eager to be off on an afternoon ' s hunt at White ' s Farm. Members of the Hunt Club in the distance. Polo Team: Holden, Brantly, M. M.; Fletcher, Sullivan, Emory, Feely (Captain), Colonel Caperton (Coach), Wilson, T. M.; Brantly, J. E.; Bowers, E. I!.; Elliott, Morrison, Allen, It. W. WW : Il ■ POLO Bill Feely Captain The Polo Team, under the able guidance of Colonel Caperton, did in fact just become a polo team this year. From the start it was easy to see that Polo was going to hold a place high in the sports calendar, since games were scheduled with some of the leading teams of the country. Our new riding hall gave the boys their first real opportunity to keep at work and to master the technique of an indoor game. This hall soon became to the Polo Team what the football field means to " Pooley ' s " boys. Many a wild Saturday afternoon was spent with spurs, mallets, and pith helmets, and fast, hard scrimmage. In spite of the transportation difficulty that soon arose, most of the schedule was kept. Two games away from the home field were played with Culver, at Culver, Indiana, and U. S. M. A. at West Point. Four games were played at home with Pennsylvania Military College, U. S. M. A., Cornell and Culver. The Corps this year displayed a growing interest in Polo and, thanks to a hard-fighting team, enjoyed every minute of the games. _ SWIMMING RESULTS V. M. 1 19— North Carolina 56 V. M. I ' 28— V. P. 1 47 V. M. 1 45— North Carolina State 30 V. M. 1 31— North Carolina 44 V. M. 1 35— Duke 40 Though their record boasts only one win in five dual meets, the Keydet Mermen can claim a successful season by virtue of their show in the Southern Conference meet, held in Lexington, in which they placed second only to North Carolina ' s perennially powerful team. Due to the present war conditions existing in this country, the Conference voted to let Freshmen participate in sports this year, and in swimming the Keydets came out on the long end of the deal. Grey Carrington, a consistent winner in both the fifty and hundred-yard free- style events, was easily the outstanding performer on the team for the season. In winning both of his specialties in the second North Carolina meet he established two pool records, and in winning the fifty-yard event in the tournament he equalled the Conference record. Jack McCall, another Rat, was a consistent winner, his specialties being the 220 and 440-yard free style. Captain Allen Potts, diver and breast-stroke specialist, and Johnny VanLandingham, backstroker, scored steadily for the team. In the North Carolina State meet Potts won both the diving and the breaststroke and anchored the relay team. The closest and most exciting meet of the season was that with Duke in which tl the win. In the Conference Tournament North Carolina scored 80 points to walk away crown scored as follows: V. M. I., 36; Duke, 35; V. P. I., 9. Carrington of V. M. I. both winning two events. A new coach, Bob Carson, formerly a Dartmouth swimmer, took over the reins where Coach Lowry left off and on his own time did a fine job of coaching. at, a relay, threw the i its to Duke for with the meet while the rest of the contenders for the ind Hammond of North Carolina were stars of the meet, Front Row; Nichols, Baker, VanLandingham, Rush, Mathews, R. E. Second Row: Campbell, , . P.; Shelton, McCall, Carrington, MeCarley Tiiihd Row: Bab Carson, Coach; RatlijJ, Watts, Freidell, Crawford, Robertson, Aussicker, Manager mm ■BB Bi ni ninnBBHnaHBHHaH RAT SPORTS Front Row (Left to Right): Pearson, Ragunas, GUI, Vance; , Wood, Evans, Cobb, Maude, Clay, Brown, H. W.;Hutchinson Second Row: Nottingham, Manck, Ryan, Stuart, Jones, Jams, Hammond, Croirell, Williams, W. L. Third Row: Forster, ' Houston,,. Teerkes, Periin, Augustine. Hodges. Crytzer, Kessing, Silvey, Vaden Fourth Row: Lacy, Coleman, Saner, Jones, T. ().; Aside, . (Mum, Murine, Ford, Fallurll ' Fifth Row: MacDonald, Assistant Manager; Mountcastle, Manager; Williams, G. S., Assistant Coach; Colonel Heflin, Coach RAT FOOTBALL The V. M. I. Little Red team ended up the season with an even fifty-fifty average — winning two, losing two, and tying one. The loss of Woody Grey, coach for the last two seasons, to the Array, didn ' t make the outlook for the year any too bright from the start; but Colonel Heflin, ably assisted by Gerald Williams, turned out a team which would have sent a lot of men up to the varsity ranks next year, if most of them had not been called into the service. Jack Hutchinson, a back from Greensboro, Pennsylvania, who can run, kick, pass and back up the line, was the team ' s outstanding player, but he was closely pushed for honors by such men as Fritz Crytzer, Vince Ragunas, Ted Maude, Harry Brown, Allen Clay, Jimmy Gill, John Pearson and Bruce Evans. The scoreless tie with Greenbrier which opened the season showed that the team would pack a lot of punch. Greenbrier has long been a prep powerhouse and they had a veteran team. The Little Red had had only four weeks of practice. Playing on a field ered with water that it showed land SEASON ' S SUMMARY V. M. 1 — Greenbrier V. M. 1 0— University of Maryland . V. M. 1 19 — University of Virginia . . . V. M.I 6— V.P.I V. M.I il— A. M. A only two spots, the Keydets lost their next game to Maryland ' s heavier team in a contest that turned out to be almost a swimming meet. Then they traveled to Charlottesville where, sparked by Hutchin- son and Brown, they had their own way all day long. The Baby Gobblers put it to the Rats for the third straight season, but not until they knew they had been in a real fight. In the fourth quarter a blocked kick by Crytzer was recovered by Gill for the Keydet ' s tally. The season was closed with a win over A. M. A. The " Little Red " played good fast ball all day, and only when their pass defense weakened temporarily in the second half did the visitors manage to score. Kneeling: Layman, Crowell, Standing: Board. Manager; lugli.stine, Hutchinson, Old, Ragunas, Cri tzei " earsan. Tucker, Beard, Ryan, ' dill, Romm, , Harks Issistant Coach; Lieutenant Ingle, Coach RAT BASKET BALL Intramural Director Bob Ingle stepped in where Coach Woody Grey left off and efficiently took over the job of coaching the " Little Red " Basket Ball team. Transportation difficulties coupled with the fact that most of the players were called into the service before the season was completed cut the number of games down to a minimum; but the team showed lots of good men who would have been a help to the varsity next year had they been allowed to stay in school. Leading the parade of stars were Harry Augustine, a Richmond man who played center and forward, and Jack Hutchinson, a Pennsylvania!], who played guard. These men were consistent high scorers. Jimmy Gill, Tommy Crowell, Vince Ragunas, Johnny Old, Billy Tucker, Paul Marks, and Orville Layman, rounded out the squad. The season summary shows two wins and four losses in six games, which were played with but three teams. Staunton, the only team to win over the Keydets twice, had the best prep outfit in the State. They won all of their state games and sixteen straight victories lief ore dropping one to Greenbrier. Greenbrier also boasted a power- ful team as they usually do, and beating them even once is quite a feat. The Little Gobblers and Keydets were just about evenly matched. Under less adverse conditions of transportation, competition and particularly man power, this same basket ball material with the same coaching would undoubtedly have given the top teams an even better run for the money. SEASON ' S SUMMARY V M. I. V M.I. V M. I. V V M.I M. I. V M. I 94- -V S. (. -s. -V -G P. I. . 30 3R- M A 40 n brier 37 20- 35- P. I 32 24- reenbrier 56 Front Row: Sector, Hughes, .Johnson, Gaines, Lacy, Hammond, Houston, Evans Back Row: Colonel Heflin (Coach), Loughborough, Temco, Allen, Thompson, Coleman, Chessman, Stuart, Harris, Hollifield (Manager) RAT WRESTLING Despite the fact that their record for the season is none too impressive. Coach Ileflin ' s Rat Wrestlers showed improvement all of the way and finished up with a sound trouncing of Augusta ' s matmen. About twelve men wrestled in the four meets held by the team, and some of these showed that with more experience they would be fine Varsity fighters. Leading this list was Lou Hector, 121-pounder, who showed excep- tional form. He was chosen captain of the squad at the end of the season. Pushing Hector for honors were Ed Gains, 14.5-pounder; Sumpter Lowrey, f65-pounder, and Pat Houston, 175-pounder. The season opened with North Carolina in Lexington, and the Tar Heels took five matches, four by falls, to win easily. Houston and Lowry both pinned their men, and Maude got a forfeit to account for the Keydet score. The Little Red then traveled to Blacksburg and Gaines and Lacy won for the V. M. I. team. ;ain lost five of their matches and the meet. Hector, The Navy Plebes had less trouble with the V. M. I. Freshmen than their Varsity did with the Keydet Varsity. Winning every match by a fall the Plebes literally whitewashed the Rats. The tables turned, however, in the last meet of the year and the Little Red cleaned up with a supposedly strong A. M. A. team. In winning every event the Keydet fighters scored six falls and two decisions to close their season with a flourish. SEASON SUMMARY V. M. 1 15 — North Carolina . V.M.I 13— V. P. I V. M. 1 0— Navy V.M.I 36— A. M. A .23 .21 .40 . INTRAMURAL SPORTS Herb Patchin Intramural Director One of the hardest fights in intra- mural history was fought this year, with E Company snatching three championships away from A Com- pany in football, baseball and volley- ball. The rest of the pack, however, was hot on their heels as the Bomb went to press, and final results were doubtful. The Second Battalion decisively beat the First Battalion in intramural football 1 ' 2 0: but the First Battalion got revenge by a 42 — 1? score in the interbattalion basket ball game. LlEVTENAXT Bob I GLE Assistant Intramural Director A brief summary of the results: In wrestling, 1) Company took the championship with A nosing out C for second: in football, I) took a close third to A ' s and E ' s second and first, respectively; C took the basket ball cham- pionship with B and F trailing: F beat A for volleyball first place: F took first round bowling, and was fighting F and C in the second round: F and C were ahead in ping-pong: F, F and A looked hot in handball; F Company Carpenter, C Company Arnold, D Company Lieutenant Ingle Catlett, E Company Board, B Company Beckham, F Company Tapley. A Company U ' yatt. A Company Thomas, A Company Birehett, E Company Potts, C Companu Dischinger, I) Company {Sot in Picture) G. A. Smith, B Company mn Jim Hodgkin bats before an admiring group of Rats— hits a clean single. had the promise of a championship water polo team; whereas traek, swimming, horseshoes, foul goals, and second- round football were anybody ' s meat. Thomas, of A Company, and Birehett, of E, looked like good bets for in- dividual top honors. The Intramural Council operated efficiently this year under the direction of Herb Patchin and Assistant Bob Ingle, revising rules and voting changes for the smoother, fairer operation of V. M. I. intramurals. Right: Pid Middleton takes the home plate and ■ers at the ■pitcher. Center: Van Landingham laughs as he mi a mile. Xote ball over right shoulder. Below Right: Burnham and Jones stage an intramural grunt and groan. Below: Disrhinger gets bloehed by right end. and Bilisoly is a second too late in a hot toueh foot- ball game. i B ACTIVITIES • The Hop Committee J. G. Smith President J. H. VanLandingham Vice President V. J. Thomas Business Manager W. II. Emory Few organizations bring the Corps as much pleasure as the Hop Committee . . . sweet music by good bands . . . colorful decorations to set the atmosphere at our hops . . . these things may be attributed to the hard, long and efficient work of the Hop Committee and its officers. This year ' s Hop Committee elected Jeff Smith as its president. He ' s called " Slave Driver Simon " when the gym has to be decorated, but it is known that his, Johnny VanLandingham ' s, Hill Emory ' s and ince Thomas ' planning, financing and organizing the dances have made the Hop Committee successful. Although its work was helped greatly by no financial troubles that previous committees have had, the Hop Committee had its worries, for the war made getting bands for the dances a major feat. In spile of this, the 1! 4. ' S Hop Committee has kept Y. M. I. having the best dances in the South. ft fi i Seated: Jenny, Forbes, Thomas, Smith, VanLandingham, Emory, Rice, Gillespie Standing: McLeod, Sensabaugh, Catlett, McCord, Minion, Clark, B. S., Birehett, Matthews, Thornton, Scott, WiUeox, Bilisoly, Williams, T. £., Williams, F. B., Cass, Lawson, Andrew, Johnston, Demmler, Young, Windham, Piggott, Bomm, Black KHSHBafflESSSSHSISSSSSl lite. HONOR COURT The Honor System and Honor Court are the proudest possessions of the V. M. I. Corps of Cadets. The Honor Court is composed of the class officers of all the upper classes and several other members elected from the first class. For over a hundred years it has dealt with matters concerning not only the honor of any man hut also the honor and standing of the entire corps. Seated: Board, Reeves, McClure (President), Cass, Williams G. S. Standing: Easterly, Irwin, Marston, Tynan, Osbourne, Wise Seated: Board, Reeves, McClure (President), Cass, Williams, G. S. Standing: Easterly, Irwin, Marston, Tynan, Osborn, Wise, Morgan 7 ie GENERAL COMMITTEE This Committee, authorized by the Superintendent, is of, by and for the Corps of Cadets. Its primary functions are to enforce class privileges, uphold the wholesome traditions, customs, and general appearance of the Corps, and to further protective measures for cadets in barracks. m mmmnm . Officers of the Guard The Officers of the Guard Association is an institution peculiar to V. M. I. Like the Prime Minister of England, it is an extralegal institution without which the smooth functioning of the govern- ment could not be maintained. The Officers of the Guard took their name from their required duty as first class privates of being detailed, one eacb day, to take over the immediate supervision of the guard. Later in the year the O. G. ' s, true to their traditional distaste for extra work, voted to let second classmen take over the 0. G. tours and themselves take over the wider spaced orderly jobs. The guard team is not, however, the only operation of the 0. G. ' s as individuals. Every 0. G. considers it his duty to see that conduct and appearance of the Corps and the attention to class privileges is as it should be. This year Gerry Williams was elected president of the Officers of the Guard Association by the first class privates. Under him the organization has been more active than it has been for many years. Gerry took a personal interest in making the Officers of the Guard Association a live, up-to-the-minute group. Being a member of the Honor Court and General Committee, made him " The Link " between the Gold Coast and the North Side, as well as being a fine president for the boys who never shine their shoes and slide in ranks on the last note of assembly. Fihst Row: Holden, Hogan, Miller, Holt, Williams, G. S., President; Adams, Xettrour, Bosco, (Seated); Halsey, Wahlert, Bickers-tuff, Moi er, Bryan, McLeod, Halbert. Second Row: ' Tuple }, Hill, ' Estes, Mountrastle, Hollifield, Ardan, Buchtelt, Hodgkin, Li ndall, Grove, Stribling, Anderson, Dermis, Kelly, Jones, Branth , J. E. TimtD Row: Carpenter, Bell, Snodgrass, Haskins, Guild, Suter, Xunn, Bounds, Asch, Freeman, Potts, Campbell, Welles, Cavanaugh. Fourth Row: Sensabaugh, Price, Pittman, Winter, Beaulae, Snead, Parrixh, Williams, Vaughn, W. L.; Ross, Vaughn, H. W.; Bugg, Arnold. pawuiw The Second Class Finance Committee When, on Friday nights, the minions of the Second Class Finance Committee call into your room, " Any money on Christ- mas cards " — or flowers, or whatever they have sold you on credit — you are likely to think of a certain character from one of Shakespeare ' s plays, and to murmur something about a " pound of flesh, " but this is due only to the sensitiveness of the " pocket- book nerve " and not to the character of the Finance Committee. They are not growing fat and prosperous by the conduct of business in the corps, but are much more likely to be growing thin from trying to balance their accounts, a feat which requires no little skill. The personnel of the Committee is made up of second classmen who give freely of their time to sell, without profit to themselves, those necessary " luxuries, " such as magazines, flowers, Christmas cards, and newspapers to the corps. All of the profits of their labor go into a fund for the financing of the next year ' s hops. The Second Class Finance Committee of 1944 came into being last May when Hill Lawson and Burr 1 ' iggott took over the presi- dent ' s and treasurer ' s jobs from " 43 ' s " Jeff Smith and Bill Emory. Like their predecessors, they will become the heads of next year ' s Hop Committee. Their only reward for long months of work for the corps will be the opportunity to work for the corps in another capacity with the funds they made as members of the Second Class Finance Committee. Bill Lawson, .In. Chairman Burr Piggott Treasurer Seated: Peyton, Hull, Williams, Lawson, Piggott, Ratrie, Gilliam, Lochrood Standing: Mullin, Strudwiel; ilartenstein, Townes, Wilhelm, McVeigh, Ellett, Stagg, Chambers, Meade, Bowers, Stroud, Clark, Bowden, Luck ■■■■■.linrrm £S£4 Fv. 42SHnHiH Bbdbi A Murder Has Been Arranged ' DIRECTED BY BILLY CLARK The Bomb presents a few scenes from last year ' s Second Class show given at Easters of 1942. UHBansscc: iS ' rtHmBxssss THE GLEE CLUB The Glee Club has had its activities this year greatly curtailed by transportation problems, but it has attempted to carry on as well as possible. Under the direction of Andy Cavanaugh, its president, the Club sang at several hops and gave its annual Christmas concert in the court- yard of barracks. Fiust Row: Lockett, Bitford, Halbert, Bounds, Truitt (Secretary), Cavanaugh {President), Gillespie, Hastings (Business Manager), Bell, GUI eland Second Row: Chandler, Crandell, Fox, Cooper (First Vice President), Holt, Arnst, Moncure, Gallillee, Gittens, Quinn Thihd Row: f.ankford, Edmonds, Echols, Perkins, Ninos, Reed, Brounley, Caiedo, Beirne Fourth Row: Allison, Jones, Gentry, Marks, Beaulac (Executive Officer), Snead, Ileitz, Donahue, Titus First Row: Christian (Assistaitt Manager), W. G. Clark, Miller, Mullen, Fairman, Freeman (Manager and Director) Second Row: Anthony, Atkins, Laicson, Inglis Not in Picture: Gordon, Parker THE V. M. I. COMMANDERS Increased academic demands and lack of transportation along with Band Leader Bert Brooks ' enlistment in the Army forced the Commanders to disband this year soon after Ring Figure. Be- fore breaking up, the orchestra played for Opening Dances both at the Institute and at Washington and Lee. rc BgfiggHBHg smnflBB Bhiax H. M. Bowen Editor-in-Chief Ike. 1943 BOMB EDITORIAL STAFF The days from September to June added up to a long time when the Bomb was first designed and the dummy initially made up at the beginning of the year. But, like burning the candle at both ends, as we used up the days in leisurely work at the near end the deadlines were sliced from the far extremity, and the few weeks left in the middle rapidly approached a vanishing point. Verbally whipped by an exacting editor, a hand-picked staff has come through with the product before you — the 1943 Bomb. Bowen Editor YoiELL Photographe ESTES Blackburn WOODARD Byehs Associate Editors Gillespie Copy Editor Thompson Assistant Editor Wahlert Art Editor Catlett Sports Editor Scott Assistant Photographer Wyatt Assistant Editor Pickral Typist Johann Smith, H. L. Outrage Editors S ' EJL McKamy Business Manager Phillips Subscription Manager Jacks Advertising Manager Halsev Vaughn Welton Mahone JoiIANX PiILISOLY Thornton Rice ' ollecfors Hull Stroud Gish BlHDOX 1944 Bomb Committee William C. McKamy Business Manager J lite. 1943 BOMB BUSINESS STAFF These staff members are the unfor- tunates who attempted to pay for the folly of the men on the opposite page. Without the direction of Bill McKamy. the work on advertising by Gordon Jacks, that of Keith Phillips on subscriptions, and the excellent job done by the entire staff on solicitations, the 1943 Bomb could never have been a success. Known to barracks as the " Fur- lough Staff, " the Business Staff has never- theless contributed a great deal of time and effort toward making this, our yearbook, a realitv. Thompson Editor jm Peyton W. Thompson Editor-in-Chief lite. 1943 CADET EDITORIAL STAFF From September through May — with a few exceptions, such as for Christmas furlough and the examination period — the V. M. I. Cadet made its appearance. As a result its staff stepped in ' " lint water " more than once. Yet we know ilia I " I he official organ of the Corps of Cadets " consistently and conscientiously labored for what il considered the best interests of the Institute and the welfare of the Corps, both in its temporary status and in the individual preparation of its members for the armed forces of our country. Vandeventer Assistant Managing Editor Stroud Chief Associate Editor Catlett stant Sports Editor Jacks Sports Editor Bounds Alumni Co-Editor Campbell Feature Editor Smith, G. A. X, n r. Editor Morrison Associate Editor Associate Editor Jones, R. E. Associate Editor Ludlow Associate Editor Balmexti Associate Editor Montague Assoc! utc Editor f w Bi Dennis siness Ma? agcr DKKSi »N 4dvertising Ma nager r ' iri Welles illation Ma nagcr .1 set. Holt Managing Editor s lbs Pahhish riptions M anager Staff Assistants (Clockwise) TOWNES Watt Martenstein Martin Meade Fears Bowman, J. K. Williams, J. I). Bigger Sinclair Anderson, R. E. Greenlee Weber Webb Turner Johnston, W. R. 0. D. Dennis Business Manager CADET BUSINESS STAFF Each Monday night throughout the year the lights in the old library basement could be seen burning until the wee small hours of the morning as the Business Staff of the Cadet carried out its essential function as a working unit of the paper. Comparable to the hard fighting line on a football team, the Business Staff has little glory given it, but this does not in any way signify that its work is any less important than that of the Editorial Staff. Without the Business Staff there could be no Cadet. wmmmwm pat8aMgaBa Edward B. Young Editor-in-Chief lite 19 3 TURN-OUT EDITORIAL STAFF The Turn-Out, the magazine of the Corps of Cadets, was started four years ago. and can, therefore, be considered a " Brother Rat " of the Class of ' -i. ' i. During its short life the Turn-Out lias striven to (ill a gap in V. M. I. ' s journalistic world that had long been vacant. The Cadet presented the news of V. M. I. and the Bomb gave the history of the classes. But it was to the verdant fields of satire, poetry, stories, articles, cartoons, and jokes that the Turn- Out opened the way, giving opportunity of expression to numbers of Cadets who otherwise would have had to come and go unheard. Young Editor EsTES Managing Editor Poos Photographs BOUNDS Feature Editor Corkan ' U Editor Cavanaugh Poetry Editor Thompson Editorial Assistant Tynan Humor Editor Clark, B. S. Humorist Hue Humorist BOWBN Literary Editor BURDON Editorial Assistant Brantly, J. E. Brantly, M. M. Feature Writers Pates Monroe Cartoonists Auuan Mystery Editor ROMM S iorls Editor hollikield Adams Campbell Editorial Assistants Winter Business Manager Corkan Circulation Manager Snodgrass Fox Advertising Staff Washington Division Bryan Vaughn Advertising Staff Roanoke Divisi on JOHANN Welton Advertising Staff Senior Richmond Division HoLLIFlELD Ludlow Wiseman Advertising Staff Assistants Ellett Williams, T. E. Phillips, H. F. Advertising Staff Junior Richmond Division Turner Webb Bigger Business Staff Assistants Bill Winter ■ usiness Manager 1U 1943 TURN-OUT BUSINESS STAFF This year ' s Business Staff, profiting by its previous mistakes, succeeded in enlarging the magazine both in size, circulation, and decidedly in reputation. Headed by financial wizard Bill Winter, the old staff formed a nucleus for the present organization, and, with the new third classmen, became an efficient group which cooperated beautifully with the Editorial Staff. From the beginning Fate seemed de- termined to jinx every issue. The covers were lost in the mail for one issue, copy almost incomplete for another, the presses broke down on publication date, and the printer got sick. But despite its adversi- ties, the Turn-Oufs Business Staff has managed to put on the stands the Corps ' favorite magazine. wmmmsB m — Q3 ws w American Institute of Electrical Engineers V. .1. Thomas C. L. McCord F. A. Collins President V ire President Secretary American Society of Civil Engineers .1- A. Demmler ' I ' . Kllett President I ' ice President Virginia Academy of Science i; I., it. km President IJ. Q. Mahston Viee President C. V. Stanley Secretary American Chemical Society C. L. Board G Chairman . H. Ward Secretary Prina Club J. II. Chuistian, III President W. T. ElCKELBEHG Vice President Yankee Club K. Y. Moon Treasurer G. II. Haskixs, Jk. President U. A. Meade Vice President J. J. Boyle Secretary n $M LYNCHBURG CLUB i; WVATT, Jr. I. 0. Fears President RICHMOND CLUB Secretary i; L. Kkvk President LY T. F TEXAS CLUB i. Williams icf President P. Rice E. 15. Stroud President i ice President HUM ■ IUMM BMBB—1 SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA CLUB L. L. Estes, Jr. President R. B. Newton, Jr. Secretary- Treasurer NORTHERN VIRGINIA CLUB W. H. Emory President T. J. Warren Vice President SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA CLUB B. P. Gibson President J. L. Cooper Vice President mt8 BBB82Em SHENANDOAH VALLEY CLUB ( ' M. MOYEH President P. Via T. Gish President NORFOLK-PORTSMOUTH CLUB . J. Thomas President B. Secreta ]$OWDEN ry-Treasurer MARYLAND CLUB ( ' . E. Arnold 1 1. President Vive Rathie President «SOB«HGK V. M. I. CHAPTER, BAPTIST STUDENT UNION W. E. Bell Y. II. Smahtt President State Secretary II. K. Spencer E. M. Pusey Vice President Treasurer DEEP SOUTH CLUB W. C. McKamt President P. Y. Thompson Vice President CAROLINA CLUB W. II. Hill T. A. Cook President Vice President W. II. Bristow Secret a ry- Treas u rer w WW H HEN the Corps " puts out, " it puts on a demon- stration to make any perfectionist proud. And the military system turns out, like our Army Chief of Staff, some pretty fair soldiers. O EJECTS ■ OF • HONEST ■ PRIDE -TO THEIR ■ INSTRVC • )RS • AND ■ FAIR - SPECIMENS ■ OF ■ CITIZEN ■ SOLDIERS — —.. WMW ■™» Headquarters Virginia Military Institute General Orders No. 1!) I. All appointments oi revoked. II. Upon recommenda from date: Van Landtngham, J. H. Regimental Commander Reeves, R. L. Commander, Second Battalii Cass, B. G. Regimental Adjutant Minton, J. A., Jr. Thomas, V. J. Tyndall, E. M. LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA rid non-commissioned officers in the Hi- nt ' the Commandant of Cadets, the followii TO BE CADET CAPTAINS Smith, G. A. Commander, First Battalion Smith, J. G. Compa ny Commander McCord, C. L. Company Commander Demmler, J. A. Company Commander Fohbes, M. I., Jr. Regimental S-4 Pettit, O. B. Company Commander Bhantly, M. M. Gillespie, J. S., Jr. Jenny, M. F. Heller, G. P. Chambers, J. P. Clark, W. G., Jr, TO BE CADET FIRST LIEUTENANTS Clark, B. S. McConnell, R. V. Parkins, C C. Adjutant, Fust Battalion Reveley, R. L., Jr. TO BE CADET SECOND LIEUTENANTS Gibson, B. P., Jr. Aussickeh, R. A. Dischinger, .1. B. Catlett, R. H., Jr. Young, E. B., .In. Jones, T. (i.. Ill McKamy, W. C Sullivan, J. B. Emouy, W. II., .Ik. Tynan, L. ( ' ., .In. TO HE CADET NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS cadet regimental sergeant major Easterly, H. W„ Jr. CADET FIRST SERGEANTS Stagg, W. L., Ill Peytox, T. L., .In. Adju February 15, 1943 heretofore in effect, are announced to take effect Bilisoly. F. N, III Company Commander Feely, W. T. Company Commander McClure, W. G., Jr. Regimental S-S ROMM, W. II. int. Second Battali. Wyatt, J. R., Jr. Phillips, E. K., Jr. Pickral, G. M., Jr. Maiione, N. A., Jr. Lockwood, F. H. Trice, E. B. CADET REGIMENTAL SUPPLY SERGEANT Johnston, T. J., Jr. CADET BATTALION SERGEANTS MAJOR Shehhard, R. S. Mullen, W. G. First Battalion Second Battalion Ward. G Walker, Marston, H. ( ' . :adet color sergeants " adet supply sergeants Lawson, W. E., Jr. Layman, F., Jr. Ellett, T., Ill Merchant, J. L. Irwin, J. A. WIF.T SERGEANTS Martin, C A., Jr. Brand, E. C. Dorset, C. T. McVeigh, J. B. Burdon, D. C. Smith, J. II. Richmond, G. H. Corkan, L. A., Jr. Ingles, .1. S. Osborn, R. M. Wise, S. W. Edmonds, W. F. Renneman, G. W. Windham, A. B. PlTTMAN, R. E, Black, J. S. Pritchakd, L. D. Dupf, C. H., Jr. Welles, R. G. Morgan, J. M., Jr. Hathaway, S. D. Whittle, H. D., Jr. Freidell, H. V. Bear, S. A. Allen, R. W. Mullen, W. A. Graves, C. S., Jr. Cook, T. A. Lick. C. M., Jr. Cooper, A. B., .In. Holmes. L. I... Jr. Tate, J. A. Chowder, C. C. Rathie, II., Jr. Vandeventer, C. T. Sorensen, R. C. G. GlLLUM, M. L. Whitehurst, E. A. Irbv, J. P.. Ill Stevens, .1. T. Martenstein, A. W. King, J. F. Townes, A. W.j -In. Wales, L. B., Jr. Strudwick, R. T. TO BE CADET CORPORALS Repass, R. A. Chaney, V. E., Jr. Taylor, J. P. Plunkett, W. C, Jr. Anthony, E. E„ Jr. Stanley, C. V„ Jr. Bryan, II. T., Jr. Dennis, E. W. Newton, R. B„ Jr. Miller, H. B. Adams, J. T. Hughes, G. F., Jr. English, E. J. Kastelbehg, W. F., I O ' Neill, J. J., Jr. Russell, W. H. Bray, H. V„ III Mover, F M. McKay, C. E., Jr. Coleman, .1. II., Jr. McCarley, T. II.. -In. Upshur, G. C, .In. Fletcher, T. L. Smith, M. A., Jr. Addington, .1. C, Jr. Lankford, E. V., .In. Wilson, R. M. Stenhouse, G. D. Crandall, W. M., Jr. Boyle, J. J. Bowman, J. K., Jr. Cartwright, J. Metz, A. J., Jit. Bailey, J. P. Wilson, T. C Jr. Williams, R. W. Nay, R. E. Fears, L. 0., Jr. Ryland, J. Bowers, V. M., Jr. Watt, R. G. Granger, S. G. Woodson, W. T., Jr. Wilhelm, M. C. Roper, L. B. Coppedge, J. O. Ide, C. E., Jr. Johnson, W. R., Jr. Crawford, W. B., Jr. Bowman, L. A. TlRRIZIANI, A. L. Newcomb, A. J., Jr. yoltng, j. h. Maggard, 0., Jr. Jones, J. Roddey Lindsay, W. F. Martin, B. C. Brandow, E. C, Jr. Hi mlong, W. H., Jr. Haines, W. E. Martin, W. C, Jr. Esser, J. R. C. By Command of Lieutenant General Kilbourne: G. A. Derbyshire, Executive Officer W. II. JOIIANN Color Guard W. E. Lawson Color Sergeant R. Q. Mabston Color Sergeant F. C. Welton Color Guard 76e COLORS •• —■— ■ I ' I llll Officers of the United States Army Colonel John M. Fray Professor of Military Science and Tactics and Commandant of Cadets Colonel John N. Caperton Cavalry Lieutenant Colonel Edward J. Roxbury Field Artillery Lieutenant Colonel W. A. Howland Infantry Lieutenant Colonel John F. Hepner Field Artillery Major Basil P. Cooper Field Artillery First Lieutenant John M. Tabb Field Artillery First Lieutenant Flournoy H. Barksdale Cavalry First Lieutenant H. W. Ellerson Cavalry Second Lieutenant Chester B. Goolrick Infantry Second Lieutenant Robert H. Ingle Cavalry First Row: Colonel Hepner, Colonel Ca ierton, Colonel Fray, Colonel Hoirland, Colonel Roxbury Second Row: Lieutenant Ellerson, Lieutenant Tabb, Major Cooper, Lieutenant Barksdale, Lieutenant Goolrick, Lieutenant Ingle TACTICAL OFFICERS Colonel John M. Fray, Commandant Lieutenant Colonel R. Council Weaver Lieutenant Colonel Robert H. Knox Major Irving G. Foster Major Riley C. Horne, Jr. First Lieutenant John M. Tabb First Lieutenant H. W. Ellerson First Lieutenant Dougal R. Reeves First Lieutenant George Sledge First Lieutenant George M. Brooke, Jr. Second Lieutenant Walter B. Wilson- Second Lieutenant James A. Love, Jr. Second Lieutenant Chester M. Drake, Jr. Second I.iki ten an i Chester 15. Goolrick Second Lieutenant Robert H. Ingle Second Lieutenant Joseph Mullin Second Lieutenant James C. Wheat Lieutenant Wheat, Lieutenant Brooke, Lieutenant Sledge, Lieutenant Reeves, Lieutenant Ellerson, Lieutenant Tabb, Major Foster, Colonel Weaver, Colonel Fray, Colonel Knox, Major Horne, Lieutenant hove, Lieutenant Drake, Lieutenant Goolrick, Lieutenant Ingle, Lieutenant Wilson, Lieutenant Mullin — — — » ' B. G. Cass Regimental Adjutant 7 REGIMENTAL STAFF J. H. Van Landing ham Regimental Commander M. I, Forbes Captain, S-4 W. G. McClure Captain, S-3 H. W. Easterly Regimental Sergeant- Major T. J. Johnston, Jr. Regimental Supply Sergeant 7 e " Pint BATTALION STAFF 7 £e • Second BATTALION STAFF R. L. Reeves Battalion Commander W. H. Romm Battalion Adjutant W. G. Mullen Battalion Sergeant-Major J. A. Demmleh Captain V. J. Thomas First Lieutenant B. P. Gibson, Jr. Second Lieutenant R. A. Aussicker Second Lieutenant J. R. Wyatt, Jr. Second Lieutenant COMPANY CAVALRY J. A. Demmleh Captain Y. J. Thomas First Lieutenant B. P. Gibson, Jr Second Lieutenant R. A. Aussicker Second Lieutenant J. R. Wyatt, Je Second Lieutenant W. i. ' lark, Jr Fwvrf Sergeant K. F. Walker Supply Sergeant Buhdox, I). C. Luck, C. M. SERGEANTS Ratrie, H. Ihbv, J. P. Strudwick, R. T. Roper, L. Ii. Osborn, R. M. Duff, C. H. Fheidell, H. B. Anthony, E. E. Bryan, H. T. Kastlebehg, W. F. CORPORALS Bray, H. V. Crandall, W. M. Wilson, T. C. Bowman, L. A. Maggard, O. Martin, W. C. Ardan, X. I. Brantly, J. E. Estes, L. L. Freeman, A. Z. GoTTWALD, F. D. Grove, W. W. Halsey, J. S. H ill, W. P. Hogax, E. F. McGraw, T. F. Tapley, J. G. Thorxtox, D. M. Wixter, W. C. YY ' OODARD, P. B. Baker, E. L. Balmexti, C. F. Bell, F. M. Ducko, M. J. Emery, J. R. Freemax, L. D. Inglis, J. .Marks, C. H. -McCung, J. H. Moore, W. R. Parker, C. W. Phillips, H. F. Piggott, J. B. Sanford, W. V. Weatherfohd, 1 1. AlGUSTIXE, C. H. Bigger, C. P. Cole, C. A. ConxwELL, J. L. Drewht, W. P. Echols, C. E. Ellett, J. S. Lexgxick, G. W. Morrison, J. L. Reed, J. F. Rice. F. C. Robixsox, H. D. Skladaxy, B. J. Tate, C. N. Tysox. R. C. Woolf, W. B. Aigcstixe, H. X. Beirxe, W. R. Bridgeforth, R. B. Bush, J. R. Chessman, S. R. Cross, G. YV. Crohell, T. A. Doxahi-e, C. F. Doyle, W. A. Elliott, T. M. Essig, L. C. Ford, B. F. Gaixes, E. P. Garland, G. G. Hammond, E. J. Harris, R. A. Hartmax, C. C. Hodges, A. W. Fourth Class Holland, R. J. Ho yell, L. D. Jones, T. D. Kaylor, F. M. Lanier, R. S. Layman, T. C. Marks, P. C. Marr, X. M. Marshall, R. C. Massexburg, E. A. Mauok, L. X. Murray, R. K. Xichols, R. E. Xinos, G. S. Peake, F. X. Perkins, C. D. L. Perlix, A. B. Price, W. J. Rawls, J. L. Sheltox, T. C. Stephens, J. YV. Stewart, J. G. YV. Sweeney, H. T. Taylor, J. L. YY ' althall, H. M. YVood, YV. B. O. B. Pettit Captain R. L. Reveley First Lieutenant M. F. Jenny Second Lieutenant E. B. Young, Jr. Second Lieutenant G. M. Pickral, Jr. Second Lieutenant c IN Y RY (). B. Pettit Captain R. L. Reveley Fmi Lieutenant M. F. Jenny Second Lieutenant E. B. Young, Jr Second Lieutenant G. M. Pickral, Jr Second Lieutenant F. H. Lockwood Fi?-rf Sergeant J. A. Irwin Supply Sergeant Martin, C. A. Richmond, G. H. SERGEANTS Tate, J. A. Stevens, J. T. Nay, R. E. Watt, R. G. Wise, S. W. Black, J. S. Hathaway, Chaney, V. E. Dennis, E. W. Hughes, G. F. CORPORALS Coleman, J. H. Wilson, R. M. Bailey, J. P. Coppedge, J. 0. TuRRIZIANIA, A. L. Brandow, E. C. Aleshire, I). F. Bachtell, L. B. Board, C. L. BuGG, W. Cavanough, A. J. Fox, D. L. Guild, C. A. Harrison, G. M. First Class Higgins, R. E. Hiner, J. T. Hoover, W. Johanx, W. H. JUDD, W. C. Lambot, W. B. McGrath, J. K. McKelvey, R. W. Second Clas Middletox, J. A. Scott, J. F. R. Smith, H. L. Tausky, R. H. Thompson, P. L. W. Ward, W. Williams, F. B. Hupp, H. T. MacDonald, J. H Malone, E. H. McIxtyhe, W. Mitchell, J. I Rush, B. B. Sadow, H. S. Schmidt, J. E. S. A. Smartt, W. H. Tucker, D. M. Tyler, M. L. Wasdell, E. S. Watson, E. Wilson, H. M. Wilson, T. M. Burruss, R. P. Cochran, H. P. Davis, W. L. Edexs, J. Frazer, J. K. GlTTENS, S. R. Louis, P. A. MacLean, J. S. Noble, E. S. Rohrer, D. H. Sloan, A. D. Thrift, K. Y. Whiting, T. S. Allen, E. H. Allen, M. J. Ashley, II. C. Barnwell, G. G. Beard, R. F. Borton, F. E. Bostwick, W. C. Breckenridge, J. T. Cobb, J. E. Crampton, C. A. Crytzer, I. C. Davis, D. Dkesser, F. T. Eliason, W. A. Fourth Class Ellett, R. D. Ellis, J. M. Evans, F. T. Fairman, P. B. Fischer, K. P. Fox, G. C. Frucnox, S. A. Hopkins, W. M. Hutchinson, J. M. Isear, H. S. Lowry, S. D. Loyd, W. C. Moore, J. E. Munhoe, G. L. Pitzer, C. L. Skinner, E. W. Smith, B. G. Stephenson, R. H. Thornton, G. D. Walker, T. B. Williams, E. J. E. M. Tyndall First Lieutenant J. S. Gillespie, Jr. Second Lieutena nt T. G. Jones III Second Lieutenant E. K. Phillips, Jr. Second Lieutenant J. G. Smith Captain E. M. Tyndall First Lieutenant J. S. Gillespie, Jr Second Lieutenant T. G. Jones III Second Lieutenant E. K. Phillips, Jh Second Lieutenant T. L. Peyton, Jr Fir Sergeant F. Layman, Jk Supply Sergeant Dohset, C. T. Cook, T. A. SERGEANTS Y ' andeventer, C. T. Townes, A. W., .In. M.UITENSTEIN, A. YY., Ill WlLHELM, M. ( ' . Edmonds, W. F. Morgan, J. II. Bear, S. A. Repass, R. A. Stanley, C. V Mover, F. M. Fletcher, T. L. Lankford, E. V. Bowman, J. K. Ide, C. E. Jones, J. Roddy Esser, J. R. C. Adams, G. S. Andrew, YV. C. BlCKERSTAFF, G. A. Bounds, C. J. Bowen, B. H. M. Capasso, X. S. Carpenter, YV. S. First Class Hagax, YV. C. Haskins, G. H. HOLLIFIELD, G. F. Johnston, A. L. Litton, J. W, Mountcastle, R. B. Moyeh. C. M. Xettkouh, B. F. Nunn, A. B. Potts, A. R. Stribling, R. M. Suter, B. H. ASHBY, J. P. Beam, J. D. Gish, P. T. Grunwell, A. B. Hengeveld, L. Hull, J. M. Ltjdlow, L. M. Second Class Montague, J. H. Moon, R. Y. Moses, C. T. Munroe, YV. A. Nichols, L. L. Poos, G. I. Riggin, I. C. Smothers, R. W. Spencer, H. K. Sunday, C. R. Taylor, A. C. TWOMBLEY, R. W. YVarren, J. T. Williams, T. E. BlCKEHSTAFF, J. H. Bristow, YV. .1. Buford, R. S. Carroll, J. P. Doutrick, P. E. Hill. H. Jones, L. E. Lair, F. D. Malmo, R. C. Peery, J. M. QUAHLES, D. E. YValser, D. C. Waking, D. T. Armstrong, R. M. Barlow, L. YY Brown, H. YV., Jr. Brownley, T. L. Carter, B. M. Chandler, YY ' . M., Jr. Churchill, J. C, III Coleman, G. R. Davis, J. P., Jr. Dunbar, R. B., Jr. Fusselman, R. K. Hayes, YV. C, Jr. Hector, L. J. Holladay, J. E. Hughes, J. B., Jr. Hurm, YV. D. Johnston, R. Y. Fourth Class Jones, R. L. Kessing, O. 0. LOCKETT, B. N. Litton, C. C. Lyle, J. A. Matthews, T. F. Mullins, J. YY ' . Mumma, M. C, II Pearson, J. H., Ill Powers, T. E. Quin, H. C. Ragunas, V. J. Rawls, G. D. Semmes, B. M. Sauer, C. F., Ill SlLVEY, F. C. Sinclair, C. A. Smith, YY " . S. Spach, J. C. Stacey, G. YV. H. Stuart, W. A. Y ' aughax, T. C. YValker, YV. E. YVatson, YV. E. Williams, R. J. F. X. BlLISOLY III Captain J. A. Minton, Jr. First Lieutenant 3. B. Dischinger Second Lieutenant W. C. McKamy Second Lieutenant X. A. Mahone, Jr. Second Lieutenant F. X. Bilisoly III Captain 3. A. .Minton, Jr First Lieutenant 3. B. Dischinger Second Lieutenant W. C. McKamy Second Lieutenant X. A. Mahone, Jr Second Lieutenant E. B. Trice First Sergeant 3. L. Merchant Supply Sergeant E3HH Smith, J. H., J. S. SERGEANTS Chowder, C. C. Gilli-m, M. L. Fears, L. (). Granger, G. S. Pittman, R. E. Pritchard, L. I). Mullen, W. A. CORPORALS Plunckett, W. C. Adams, J. T. O ' Neill, J.. I. Upshur, G. S. Stenhouse, G. D. Boyle, J. J. Johnson, W. R. Newcomb, A. J. Haines, W. E. Anderson, J. A. Arnold, C. E. Bell, W. E. Blackburn, B. £ Dennis, O. D. Frank, V. S. Halbert, J. L. First Class Holt, M. E. McLeod, T. C. Miller, R. E. Parrish, J. M. Pittman, V. S. Price, R. M. Rice, P. Ross, W. J. Rufpin, J. B. Sensabaugh, L. M. Snodghass, S. H. SOTNYK, E. Wahlekt, E. Wiseman, R. W. Burnham, R. H. Cabaxiss, R. J. Christian, B. C. Doss, J. V. Eng, G. Floyd, R. C. Second Class Gordon, J. R. Harghoves, A. Horn, A. B. Jones, J. R. Jones. R. P. Lamb, J. C. Meade, R. A. N ' iess, R. C. Overstreet, YV. Wen, P. H. WOODALL, R. H. Yancey, C. T. Adair, E. G. Allison, J. A. Anderson, R. E. Barnett, G. H. Bowers, E. R. Casey, J. H. C ' URDTS, W. T. Dillon, R. P. DlSCHINGER, H. C. FlCK, J. F. Greenlee, P. E. Hamilton, F. G. Jones, R. E. Matheis, R. A. Myers, B. S. Xoyes, J. K. Parks, E. X. Pates, B. A. Smith, D. C. Tayloh, W. H. Tinsley, J. W. Vaughn, L. X. Williams, J. D. Yow, R. H. Altaffer, L. F. Anderson, A. C. Bedinger, R. W. Blain, J. S. Campbell, W. C. Cleland, R. R. Coleman, G. W. Cory, W. J. Echols, M. P. France, H. E. Fourth Class Gallalee, E. R. GlLLELAND, G. W. Gray, E. T. Johnson, T. M. Jones, E. G. Lankford, A. C. Loughborough, S. Rance, W. E. Robertson, R. G. Saunders, J. M. Temko, P. S. Watson, W. A. Williamson, R. B. Wilson, X. S. Wilson, X. W. C. L. McCord Captain B. S. Clark First Lieutenant G. P. IIelleh Second Lieutenant R. II. ( ' atlett, Jr. Second Lieutenant L. C. Tynan, Jr. Second Lieutenant COMPANY ARTILLERY ( ' . L. McCord Captain B. S. Clark First Lieutenant (i. P. Heller Second Lieutenant R. H. C atlett, Jr Second Lieutenant L. ( ' . Tynan, Jb Second Lieutenant W. L. Stagg III Fwrf Sergeant W. E. Lawson, Jr Supply Sergeant Bkand, E. C. Cooper, A. B. SERGEANTS Holmes, L. L. Whitehurst, E. A. RyLAND, J. V )son, W. T. Renneman, G. W. Allen, R. V. Taylor, J. P. CORPORALS Newton, R. B. Russell, W. H. McCarley, T. H. Addington, J. C. Metz, A. J. Crawford, W. B. Lindsay, W. F. Martin, B. C Sinclair, T. G. Bikchett, H. T. Bryan, R. S. Byers, W. L. Campbell, A. A. Ellington, C. L. Jones, H. T. Laindon, T. C. Mathews, J. J. Peery, B. G. Vaughan, II. V. Vaughan, W. L. Welles, P. Welton, F. C. Bain, E. C. Bolling, A. S. Bowden, B. Colonna, G. B. Haley, W. A. Harvie, A. T. Lonas, L. I.. Mathews, R. E. Metcalfe, C. T. Mueller, A. W. Overmyer, R. A. POINDEXTER, J. R. Ragland, S. Seay, A. L. Selvage, D. H. Stilson, J. J. Campbell, II. G. CoFFMAN, F. W. Collins, F. R. B. Crim, D. M. Davis, J. R. GlANELLONI, A. L. Gleason, R. W, Godbold, G. B. Harden, E. R. Hume, E. E. Lewis, R. M. Lindsay, D. G. Mapp, R. C. .Mills, G. W. Pettigrew, R. L Redwine, M. U. Webb. J. M. Webeh, W. W. White, P. A. White, W. P. Wilkinson, J. C. Wvgal, J. II. Baker, H. J. Bahiiam, W. D. Brown, C. R. Campbell, J. P. Clay, A. J. Fallwell, A. P. Fitzpathick, W. E. Ford, L. A. Gelzeh, E. D. Gill, .J. L. Gordon, R. C. Habron, L. E. Holt, E. V. Fourth Clasi HOHNEH, R. II. Lacy, MB. Lee, R. L. McCall, J. M. McNamara, T. McNeer, S. S. Moncure, R. A Moncure, T. S. Moss, J. B. Nichols, B. A. Patterson, V POSTON, W. C w Wa rren, J. M. Watts, T. F. Whittemore, T. M. Williams, H. G. Williams, K. 0. Willi vms, W. L. Y. T. Feely, Jr. Captain C. C. Pakkins First Lieutenant M. M. Brantley Second Lieutenant W. II. Emory, Jr. Second Lieutenant J. B. Sullivan Second Lieutenant T. Feely, Jr Captain C. Parkins Firstf Lieutenant . M . Bkantley Second Lieutenant , II. Emory, Jr Second Lieutenant B. Sullivan Second Lieutenant P. Chambers ' ' nvtf Sergeant II. Ward Supply Sergeant McVeigh, J. B CORKAN, L. A. SERGEANTS Sohenson, R. C. G. King, J. P. Wales, L. R. Bowers, V. M. Windham, A. B. Welles, R. G. Whittle, H. D. CORPORALS Graves, C. S. Miller, H. B. English, E. J. McKay, C. E. Smith, M. A. Cartwright, J. Williams. R. W. Young, .(. II. HlMLONG, W. H. Asch, G. L. Bartenstein, R. M. Barton, R. R. Beaulac, T. B. Beckham, C. H. Hastings, J. P. Hihigkin. ■! O. First Class HOLDEN. X. M. Jacks, G. L. Kelly, E. T. Lindall, A. L. Markin, W. D. MUHA, J. Parker, G. E. Sxead, G. M. Vaxdeyanter, B. Whetzel, J. C. WlLLCOX, C. S. Williams, G. S. Yoiell, R. M. Atkins, J. S. Beatty, B. P. Biggs, J. E. Bl ' RBRIDGE, C. S. Christian, J. H. CoBURX, C. P Crim, J. F. Doolan, W. E. Eickelberg, W. T. Gentry, T. B. Helman. R. T. Miller, E. A. Short, B. P. Stroud, E. B. Tobey, D. X. Abele, H. A. Bahdex, G. H. Barker, J. A. Bowers, G. H. Bradford, S. S. Cofer, J. I. COLEMAX, F. A. Crockett, R. K. Dow, G. V. T. GlLMOHE, R. M. McCullough, J. W. Pusey, E. M. Read, P. A. Rhodes, H. D. Strauss, L. Z. M. Truitt, I. F. Tucker, W. L. Turner, E. C. Waller, D. G. Warren, R. H. Anderson, B. X. Axdersox, C. W. Arxest, R. T. Barrett, J. E. Block, II. T Bostox, J. A. Bradford, T. R. Carrixgtov, R. (J Chittum, H. T. Dameron, Z. C. Forster, H. W. GlESEN, .1. W. Harrisox, J. S. Hocstox, J. P. Johnston, S. P. Fourth Class King. T. J. Kosbob, C. F. Landrith, S. T. Lewis, W. B. Manx, D. B. Xaill. J. I). Odom, F. K. Old, J. W. Parsoxs, D. W. Pixcus, H. Ratliff, W. T. Reitz, P. L. Ryan, I). H. Schoen, E. A. Senter, J. B. Slaughter, D. F. Sydnor, J. H. Titus, B. H. Tucker, W. T. White, J. E. Wingfield, R. T. Wise. J. D. ATTACHE to ■ the; I NATIVE ° STATE • PROVD F - H FAME • AT ADY • IN ■ EVERY ■ TIME ■EEPEST • PERIL - TO VINDICATE OR ■ DEFEN Bv ( ineJiiisf m THE CORPS AT EASE . . . . SHOWING WHAT KEYDETS DO DURING OFF MINUTES rater cw JffiLptow ..- i 1 ■ ' • ' . ' - The Cadet ' s Dream of Club Crozet A YEAR WITH THE BOYS Thursday, September 10 The Institute officially opens its doors. Corps paddles in — appropriately discards paddle at I imits Gate. Friday, September 11 — A. S. ( ' . E. meeting first period. First organic unknown due. Saturday, September 12 — Last remnants of summer go down the hatch. Monday, September 14 — Corps settles down to work in earnest. 172 men boned for hay down P. I. . . 8:01 — First zoot-suited new cadet swaggers in, turns baggage over to cadet sergeant, tips corporal of the guard, and turns check over to Institute. . . 8 :02 — First rat is returned baggage, staggers out. Corporal retains tip. Tuesday, September 15 — Gottwald draws flask and beaker in preparation for first organic unknown. Saturday, September 26 — Highlights of Clemson game: YVyatt gets first bath of year. . . Andrew, first taste of water. . . Referee displays senior life-saving badge. . . Law clinches mono- gram by rowing " Pooley " up and down sidelines. Saturday, October 10 B. II. (). V. Va. Thursday, November 26 — Dedication of Roanoke Stadium . . . Congressman gets first attentive audience since election, talks for two hours. After four years of rationing V. P. I. tastes meat. Tuesday, December 1 — Chuck receives offi- cial War Department circular letter informing him that war has been declared. Wednesday, December 16 — First of Bac- chanal debaucheries held in Caducei Frat House. Judd wears green face to bed. Thursday, December 17 — Christmas fur- lough begins! Bugler and four subs trampled to death in rush. Bugler given Christian burial. Friday, December 18 — Gurgle. Saturday, December 19 — Gurgle. Sunday - , December 20 — Glub. Monday, December 21 — Thud. Monday, December 28 — Corps returns, finds Aussicker on O. D. Friday, January 1 — Gottwald finds boiling point on first organic unknown. . . Cavanaugh and Holden fight duel over Semite. Holden ' s uniform completely ruined by creamputt ' . Monday, January 11 — College Hill: " I really must get some grades for this term so for next time suppose you take chapters one and two over again and we ' ll try to have one or two questions to answer. " Monday, January 18 — 42 civils write " Will Hand In " on concrete exam. Wednesday, February 3 — Gillespie receives 1,000th consecutive max. Friday, February 19 — Corps frustrated al Midwinters! Oysters sprinkled with saltpetre served for supper. . . Gottwald gets second refill for first organic unknown. Friday, March .5 — Shady is applauded — but I ' d rather have pneumonia. . . B. S. Clark elected valedictorian on strength of initials. Wednesday, March 10 — Black I egion re- christen chemistry building " Johnston Memorial Hall. " Langstaff receives Q. M. D. bill for $12,962.21! (10 r ; discount for cash). . . Haskins heaves sigh of relief as transfer comes through to non-combatant arm of service. Thursday, April 1 — Capasso has birthday party, receives present from little Augustine. Thursday, April 8 — Bilisoly delivers move to action speech to Section Ch-1 on subject, " Do Not Run the Block. " Friday, April 9 — 11 men in Ch-1 caught running block. Wednesday, April 14 — Class of ' 43 volun- teers to a man .... this was a check formation. Gottwald sent first organic unknown to Bureau of Standards. Thursday ' , April 22 — Cadet accomplishes major mission of the year as Corps goes into white ducks two weeks early — snowplow clears road lo mess hall. Thursday, April 29 — Bureau of Standards fails — Gottwald cancels graduation announce- ments. Saturday, May 1 — Glee Club holds May Day Festivities in Memorial Garden. Cavanaugh crowned Queen! Friday, May 21— Butch admits Gottwald ' s first organic unknown was horse linament by mistake — passes him gratis. Saturday, May 22 — Lid blows off bar- racks as Gottwald kicks Butch, Walter Wilson christens pool, Jawn breaks pledge, and 43 first classmen on the parade ground break H. C. Rule 21 in cadence. " Welcome back, Brother Hat Harem-Scarem. Let me take your bags! Two men who hated each other were getting a shave side by side in a barber shop. The first barber finished and asked his customer if he would like some hair tonic. The man replied, " Heavens, no! My wife would think I had been in a house of ill repute. " About this time the second man finished his haircut. His barber asked if he would like some hair tonic. " Certainly, go ahead, " replied the second man, " my wife ' s never been in a house of ill repute. " We heard about a couple who worried because they had no children — in fact, they spend many a sleepless night over it. A farewell address was given by the pastor of a colored church when, due to some trouble, he was believed to be mixed up in, he was forced to resign. " Owin ' to de bad feelin ' whut exists ' tween mahself an ' sutton pussons in dis heah congre- gation, today ' s services tuhminates mah pastorate at dis chu ' ch. Ah will not say ' au revoir, " ' cause none ob you know whut dat means. Ah will not say ' good-bye, ' ' cause dat am a term used when friends take leabe ob each other. Ah will not say ' farewell, ' ' cause dat am too sad; but as ah promenades down de aisle towards de do ' ah desiah to call your attention to de sprig ob mistletoe which am attached to de lower end ob mah coat tail. " " But i nii said we were coining to . . .1 . Hall to look- at the pictures! " Driver of Car (unfamiliar with road): " I take the next turn, don ' t I? " Muffled Male Voice in Back Seat: " Like hell you do! " First Cadet: " ' How can you keep eating at the mess hall? " Second Cadet: " Oh, 1 just lake a tablespoon of Drano three times daily! " Conductor: " I ' ll have to charge full fare for your little In-other — he ' s wearing long pants. " Young Brother: " Gosh, sis, you ride free! " Rat: " A woman ' s greatest attraction is her hair. " Third Classman: " I say it ' s her eyes. " Second Classman: " It ' s unquestionably her lips. " First Classman: " What ' s the use of sitting here lying to each other? " Dear Jack: 1 just read in the paper that students who don ' t smoke make better grades than those who do. Love, Dad Dear Dad: I have thought about it. But truthfully, I would rather make a 9.0 and have the enjoyment: in fact, I would rather smoke and drink and make 8.5. Further- more, I would rather smoke and drink and neck and make a 7.5. Love, Jack Dear Jack: You ' re disowned if you flunk! Love, Dad ' Did I fell you I just finished three months ' confinement ' ! ' " V v Officers of the R . aim © T John N. Hep Cf " J l Pinky u Ta v .-. Prune Face c Guadalcanal mmm Wlta Jl i Aeael Been ta Jfrqacltbunxf, You ' ve missed some good times: Dates at Macon and Sweet Briar, dances at the club, midnight hamburgers at the all-night restaurants, and parties at the hotels. And besides that you haven ' t had the chance to look over our select stock of merchandise. 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Within, but held my mirth inside Till outside I hastened and broke Into profound laughter; But never spoke lest it provoke Your anger. — Farewell. 15. S. Clark When asked by the cop why she didn ' t have a red light on the back of her car, Jane replied that it wasn ' t that kind of a car. BUNTING ' S DRUG CO. BRISTOL, VIRGINIA Preacher: " Haven ' t you ever heard the Ten ( ' ommandments? " Cadet: " Whistle a few bars and maybe I can follow you. " Cadet: " You know, there ' s something about you I like. " Maconite: " Try and get it. " The couple sat on the lawn: " Some stars out tonight, " he said. " Some moon, " she said. " Some dew on the grass, " he said. " Not I, " she said. If A, 15 and P bought a heap of beer and A and B drank all the beer, are A and B liable toP? Engineer: " If I start at a given point at a given figure and travel the entire distance around it, what will I get? " She: " Slapped, sir. " COMPLIMENTS OF A PITTSBURGH ALUMNUS c. 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INI) K N PAGE Activities 134 Administration 91 Administrative Officers 95 At Ease 176 Athletic Administration 107 Athletic Association 106 Athletics 106 Baseball 125 Basket Ball 118 Battle of New Market 175 Board of Visitors 94 Bomb 140 Cadet 142 Classes: First 16 Second 62 Third 72 Fourth 82 Clubs : .. 146 Commanders 139 Corps 154 Darden, Governor Colgate W., Jb 92 I )edicat:on 7 Departments: Chemistry 97 Civil 96 Electrical 98 Foreign Languages 102 Liberal Arts 99 Mathematics 100 Physics 101 Fencing 126 Football 109 Foreword 4 General Committee 135 Glee Club 139 page History, Class of 1944 60 History, Class of 1945 79 History, Class of 1946 80 Honor Court 135 Hop Committee 134 Horse Show Team 126 Hospital Staff 103 Hunt Club 127 In Memoriam 14 Intramural Sports 132 Kilbouhne, C. E., Superintendent 93 Monogram Club 108 Murder has been Arranged 138 Officers: First Class 15 Second Class 61 Third Class 71 Fourth Class 81 Tactical 157 V. S. Army 156 Officers of the Guard Association 136 Outrage 181 Pictorial History, First Class 55 Polo 127 Rat Sports: 129 Basket Ball 130 Football 129 Wrestling 131 Second Class Finance Committee 137 Swimming 128 Track 125 Turn-Out 144 Views 10 Wrestling 122 , ■ ; " .-- ' " ■ • ' ' ■ • • •• -re. n - f t - -5 J Zke War Sdition of the BOMB VOLUME SIXTY— MAY, 1943 PUBLISHED BY THE SECOND CLASS, VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE, LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Preface . fXlfW. ' . •■«T •• Exactly seventy-nine years ago this month a great Civil War was raging as another even greater conflict is today. The Virginia Military Institute took part in this war as it is taking part now, and a second class not so different from ours left school and went into battle. It was midnight the 10th of May, 1864. Barracks was quiet and without light save that in the guard room. Suddenly a drum commenced beating. It was the long roll. The sleeping corps was aroused and every cadet grumblingly hurried into his homespun uniform and filed down to take his place in ranks. Formations such as this were frequently held to check up on block runners The surprise was great when thfe adjutant by lantern light read them a dispatch from Major General Breckinridge. The corps was to join Breckinridge at Staunton as soon as possible. The corps marched northward. They had gone to war. They fought a battle. The result was New Mar- ket and immortal fame. The time changes, but the circumstances remain the same. It was 2:30 P. M. Sunday, December 7, 1941. Barracks was quiet except for an occasional turnout. Suddenly a shout broke the afternoon peace. Several more followed — something about radio, Japs, Pearl Harbor. Loud talk and a general pandemonium com- menced all over barracks. It was war! A year and half later in May of 1943 the corps is again summoned to battle. The setting and enemies have changed, but the V. M. I. spirit has not. The results of this new test will be another victory just as great as New Market. With this feeling and this hope we dedicate this Bomb to the Class of 1944. The Institute, As We Saw It . . . ELOw: Barracks from the parade ground 11 i B » B I I i S I i 8 I K I f !! n If n I fl n n n mil II II H m rim n n n m iiiii jj j] ij Second Class Officers VVo -» ' TtI I R «r s. s 1 K ] I A t R p H 1 ■1 ■MR- m ' . H H 1 hi i r Mi Bt i- ™, v ' " ' 1 B " " ■ 6 • ' ji ■ 1 iJ C ' 1 £sj ' 1 1 1 ' W ► 1 ■ ' ] H HB s ■ ' 1 m t% ■ " wf ' - ' fei B L . ■1 P 1 hM I ' ' ■- ' p 1 m IS I llM W J! Jim Irwin, Vice President; Harry Easterly, President; Bob Marston, Historian In April of our rat year we gathered together to pick our class officers. Sage advice called for men who were not only highly popular but extremely capable. Harry, Jim and Bob were elected and the choice was a good one. In the ensuing years these three have not only fulfilled the required obligations of their job, but have gone to bat time and again for the class. James Patterson- Ashby, Jb. winstox-salem, x. c. Ciril Cavalry Corporal (3); Carolina Club (4, 3, -2,); Hunt Club (4,3, 2). Julian Smith Atkins Civil Field Artillery " Jim " Jim is one of the strong, silent brothers. Hailing from the " Twin City " deep in the heart of the Tar Heel State, he is a Southerner of the Old School. An enthusiastic horseman, he should follow in the footsteps of the famous Confederate Cavalry leader, Turner Ashby. Deep South Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Corporal (3) ; Prina Club; Director, Commanders (3, 2). Edward Clifton Bain, Jr. ' portsmouth, va. Electrical Field Artillery Secretary, American Institute of Electrical Engineers; ' 44 Manager Basket Ball; Portsmouth Club (4, 3, 2). Crescent Frank Balmenti YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO Pre-Medical Cavalry Cadet Staff (4, 3, 2): Associate Editor (2); ' 44 Bomb Staflf, Vir- ginia Academy of Science; Yankee Club; Docs and Dodos Club; Fencing Team (4, 3, 2). " Jui " Jules " has led the " Commanders " or played with them ever since his rat year. His trombone playing has been a feature of that organization. Away from his horn, " Fein " is a top companion for those after-taps sessions and week-ends. In or out of the army, he ' s bound to toot his way to the top. " Easy Co " One of the best triflers in school, spends a great deal of his time getting out of work . . . especially popular be- cause of his good nature; lives on the Gold Coast, but spends most of his time in the Slums. He will probably end up as a barker for a Girlie show in a two-bit Circus. " Crcs " " Cres " is a shining example of what some of the more successful of Doc ' s boys can be. Here we have an embryo physician who by his enviable conscientiousness and hard work shows great promise of becoming a hot medic. Throughout his cadetship he has proven himself a sincere and vnlualilc friend, more patient with some of his brothers than dulv would ever demand. " Mooch " " Joe " isn ' t exactly gross, but he does have a " take-it- easy " way about him. Because of this he gets along swell with anybody, and to the " brothers " he is one of the best of the " boys. " Chemistry has never been too tough for " Joe " and his grades are in the upper brackets. " Burt " " Swing your sweetie with Burt Beatty. " The fellows kid Burt, but he can take it. Burt had to drop back a class because of illness, but he came back with a bang, and it didn ' t take ' H long to realize that some pretty swell guys come out of Brooklyn. " Ding Dong " With absolutely no military aspirations, and a mild interest in academics, " Ding " has been spreading a cheery disposition around barracks for three years. He has worked very hard along a rough road and has a lot to show for it. His ambition has been to get this place be- hind him, and he leaves with a lot of sincere wishes for the best of luck r y h. " Ed " Equally adept at books and with Texas propaganda, " Ed " has gone quietly through his three years. ' This year he has had a lot of maneuvering and mothering to do as the conservative side of a wild room, and he has done a good job. " Ed " ought to do a lot and do it thoroughly. Joseph David, Jr H.4MLET, N. C. Chemistry Cavalry Prina Club; . merican Chemical Society; Carolina Club. Burton P. Be. tty BROOKLYN, N. V. , Civil Field Artillery American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Yankee Club. Fr.vnk Me. de Bell bethesd. , md. Ciiril Cavalry Ambassador Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Mary- land Club. J- MES Edward Biggs, Jr. WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS C ivil Field Artillery Corporal (3); American Society of Civil Engineers; Texas Club; Cadet. J Ah cu( Civil Stuart Bollixg suffolk, va. Field Artillery American Society of Civil Engi- neers (3, ' 2); Episcopal Club (4, 3, 2); Prina Club ( ' 2): Vrestling (4); Assistant Manager, Varsitv Wrestling (2). Bruce Bowden norfolk, va. Chemistry Field Artillery Second Class Finance Com- mittee (2); Norfolk-Portsmouth Club (4, 3, 2); American Chemical Society (3, 2); Wrestling (3, 2). Edwin Ralph Bowers arlington, va. Field Artillery Gym Team (3, 2); Polo Team (3, 2); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2). Victor McKinley Bowers, Jr. chicago, ill. Pre-iledical Field Artillery Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Virginia Academy of Science (3, 2); Yankee Club " (4, 3, 2); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Second Class Show (2); Docs and Dodos Club (2). " St„ " His nickname should be " Rash. " A true good-time Charlie with a fine personality. He doesn ' t excel in ath- letics, but is known around the poker table as " bet-a- million " Boiling. Charlottesville might as well be the capital of the United States as far as " Stu " is concerned. He will be liked wherever he is. " Barrel " Bruce is one of the easiest boys in the class to know. Always friendly and full of fun, he has gathered lots of friends in his cadetship. The road has not been easy for him; he elected to be a " reactor " and the chemistry laboratories have filled a good deal of his time. " Eddie " " Eddie ' s " true love is the gym. Though small, he ' s built a body to be proud of. Neither academically nor militarily eager, " Eddie " digs his way through both. . born scrapper with a diplomatic manner and hardly able to wait to try his muscles on the Japs. " Vic " A versatile Chicagoan, " Vic " can be counted on to do anything thoroughly and efficiently. Proved his business capabilities in his efficient handling of the " 44 Class rings. Has a deep interest in chemical and biological research. Should pro e to be a great asset to the medical profession. . " killer " with the women and a great party uian. P ' J ' s ' ' V- ' " Slender, feiKlerj ind tall; ' aycOTifing to his roommates, jJS Cabell is a powerljpuse with-the women. Besides this type " »? night, wOT|Jr, he puts a lot of another Jdjiil on his studies. Acadeimlr ars SCe the result. ,i»If e lectricity ever gets to Hga;f en, £aWJl ought to be there with it. -:: rb " A firm believer in the adage, " Laugh and the world laughs with you. " ' " Burb " is always a quick remedy for the " blues. " His heart ' s back in Ohio and he can usually be found writing a letter to her. A true friend to those who really know him, " Burb " can always be depended upon to do his share of the work. Edward C. bell Br. nd S. LEM, v. . ' ' Ted " A decided " Yankee " with his familiar saying, " Whatcha doing, hey. ' " " Ted " wasn ' t with us during our third class year, as he transferred to Yale, but he came back to join his " Brother Rats " our second class year. He likes swimming very much and a good laugh now and then. Doesn ' t take his work too seriously. " Buck " Seemingly as cold as the Wisconsin countryside from which he hails, " Buck " has a dry wit that constantly makes his room the center of big " bull sessions. " Co- editor of the ' 44 Bomb, his hands have been full the last part of the year, but he has maintained his calm dis- position. " Buck " is a boy who will be long remembered by the " brothers. " Electrical Field Artillery Corporal (3); Sergeant (i): Academic Stars (3, -2); Cadet (i); Floor Committee (i); Roanoke Club (4, 3, 2); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3, 2). Edward Carpenter Brandow, Jr. ALBANY, N. Y. Pre-Medical Infantry Corporal (3); Swimming (4, 3); Second Class Show; Yankee Club; Presbyterian Club; Virginia Aca- demy of Science. Carl Samuel Bitrebidgb east liverpool, ohio Civil Field Artillery Corporal (3); Yankee Club (4, 3, ' 2); American Society of Ci Engineers (3, 2). Donald Cameron Burdon green bay, wis. Liberal Arts Cavalry Corporal (3) ; Color Sergeant (2) ; Managing Editor, Turn-Oid (i); Bomb Co-Editor (2); Wisconsin Club (4, 3, -I). i y .. .,,JLcMr m( at i v4 , ),i y , 6ii ti Roger Harry Burnham mayxard, mass. Ciril Field Artillery American Society of Civil Engi- neers (3, ' 2); Wrestling (-t, 3); Numerals (4); Yankee Club d, 3, 2). Robert Jexmxgs Cabaniss roaxoke, va. Ciril Field Artillery Glee Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Roanoke Club. James Pierce Ch. mbers aevonia, va. Civil Field Artillery Corporal (3); First Sergeant (i); Second Class Finance Committee; Second Class Show; American Society of Civil Engineers: As- sistant Secretary (3); Secretary (2); Track (2). Burxet Claiborxe Christiax tuxstall, a. Electrical Field Artillery Corporal (3); Rat Football; Rat Baseball. Jl " itCOn ' " Harpo ' There isn ' t a single " Brother ' " in the artillery wh o can ' t remember Harpo ' s humorous and sometimes caustic re- marks which render anyone in the vicinity helpless with laughter. His wit and a head full of grey matter have brought him a long way in the Corps. ' Bob ' Bobbie has had those three gold balls hanging oyer his door from Fourth stoop to the Second. Good riding jackets from a mysterious source were the main item; anything else bought, sold, or traded on reasonable terms. Those 10c candy bars on the fire fighting detail were his crowning achievement. He has taken a lot of kidding and made a lot of friends. " Peck " A man of action, but of few works. A definite woman hater as the dear Brothers are led to believe . , . an eager lad, though not repulsively so . . . an occasional smoke and a .sociable drink are his only vices. He also spends much time being a photographic objective. " Chrix " X hard driving Electrical, " Chris " has committed to memory every formula in the department. With a slip- stick aiid a formula he has thrown the " Butt " for a loss. Athletically inclined, he has proved an invaluable asset ni intranuirals, and an inspiration to us all. " Conga " Prina John, the conga king de luxe of our class, is a aJ columnist from way back. He excels in writing dirt about the good Brothers, but always protects himself. As an organizer, John is tops, he handled the organization of the Prina Club, and manages the orchestra in his spare time. Has been fighting the Chemistry course for three years; result, no runs, no hits, three errors. John ' s ambition in life is to be manager of Minskys. " Cess " " Cess " is one of those rarities — a hard-working liberal artist. He is usually rather quiet, but is always full of fun when with people he knows well. Snappy Sam ' s pride, he is a consistent " max " -getter in le francais. Likes to read and can usually be found in the library. with, the come hither look and net in the Corn- electrical course stars. A military down first sergeant job in " A " ear.ij, Jfis Jirst call will be with the ' A ;|ood:nttur« fellow, iiiates in OTder._ Kn d i one of our finest lutl] ' Si ts " who as to be to keep his room- his way around the cinder track ■unners. Toots a mean trumpet, onfined his talents to rum-boogying for the boys lums. Fights the Civil course and is doing all right. Scots ' " will probably end up as a chief counselor for Haley ' s, Inc., the big wine merchant. ,TON WHR INGTON, W. VA Vhemiftry fiencaranJrhemical S " _ gY; Pres idtnt, Prina. ' Club; Assis- KIt CBdsiness Manager, Com- mandl?s; Cadet (2) ; ' football (4) Secrnid Clds ' Shoiv,; ? Wayne Gordon Clark, Jr. memphis, tenn. Electrical Cavalry Corporal (3) ; First Sergeant (2) ; Academic Stars (3); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2); Wisconsin Club (4, 3, 2); Treasurer, Glee Club (4) ; Football (3, 2); Track (2); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Second Class Show (4, 3, 2) ; Commanders (4, 3, 2). Cecil Powell Coburn ROANOKE rapids, N. C. Liberal Arts Field Artillery Docs and Dodos Club (3); Carolina Club (3, 2); Turn-Out. George Bromwell Colonna, Jr HAMPTON Civil Field Artillery Prina Club (2); American So- ciety of Civil Engineers (3, 2); Floating U.; Track (4, 3, Cross-Country (3) ; Manager Football (2). Thomas Arthxtb Cook charlotte, n. c. " nkmistry Cavalry Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Fencing (4, 3); Carolina Club (i, 3, 2) _Seci ' etary (3); Vice President fit Club (4, 3, i ) ; Miipper- n Ji) ; American Chemical Society. Thomas Saxford Cooke, Jr. portsmouth, va. Electrical Caralry Second Show; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Portsmouth-Norfolk Club (4, 3, •2); W. H. I. Club. . lbert Browx Cooper, Jr. bristol, va. Chemistry Field Artillery Corporal (3); Sergeant (■?); Vice President, Southwest Virginia Club; American Chemical Society; Methodist Club. Lloyd . Corkax, Jr. XEw brightox, pa. Liberal Arts Field Artillery Corporal (3); Sergeant, {.i); Cadet (4, 3, 2); Assistant Editor {-2); Turn-Out (3, i); Circulation Manager (i) Editor {i) Yankee Club (4, 3, i); Presbyterian Club (4, 3, ' 2); Glee Club (3); Second Class Show (4); Assistant Director (4). " A Tar Heel ' til I ' m dead. " Tom has always been a party lover, wielding a wicked bridge hand and parrying Butch ' s thrusts keeps him busy. Equally at home on a horse or the dance floor. He has always proven a good mixer with more than his share of hell raisin ' thrown in. Sanford " .-— • ii__t j,. «„ . very quiet but well-liked chap ... He struggles witw j- - _ the Electrical course and does not seem weary in the least. ' - Even though he takes his time in doing everything, he always manages to get in at the kill. It doesn ' t matter what he tries, he will probably be successful. " Coop " " Coop " . . . Bristol ' s battling " Butchite " has held his own in Scott-Shipp hall for three years. His friendliness and smile after the ever forthcoming, " Hey, Tom, what reaction ... " has gone along way with ' 44. An all ' round good fellow whose philosophy of first things first has taken him up the hill of stripes. ■•Flip " Corkan has been one of the hardest, most conscientious workers in the class. An impressive set of grades and activities vouch for this. The publications are his field — the Turn-Out his particular favorite. Lloyd is bound to be a success in whatever he undertakes. " Jake " " Jake " will always be remembered as the distinguished New Market Keydet. A quiet, and wise boy, he shows promise of being more than a mechanical " Civil. " He has quite a taste for music, likes shows, and what is even better, is quite a sage philosopher about the weaker sex. " Charlie " Steady, dependable, and easy-going, " Charlie " has proved that he can take it as well as dish it out. Taking a big part in intramurals, and going places in a military way, he has left a lasting impression at the Institute. " Bill " " Bill " joined our class this year after a year ' s absence from the Institute. He ' s the kind of a lloftth t will do anything for you and is well liked by all of his classmates, " Bill " should do well in Army and Civilian life. ' " Rooster " The escapades of " Jimmy " will be longer remembered than " Flammin ' Mamie. " A real military brow, and al- ways a practical joker, the " Little Rooster " or " Judas " has proven himself a good mixer and all-around popular guy- J.icoB FiTZP. THicK Crim NEW M. RKET, VA. Civil Field Artillery American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Glee Club; Luthern Club; Shenandoah Club; Northern Vir- ginia Club. Charles Clifton Crowder blackstone, va. Civil Field Artillery Corporal (3); Sergeant {i) Cadet; American Society of Civil Engineers; All-Star Softball Team. William E. Doolan washington, d. c. Electrical Field Artillery American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Pistol Team; Rifie I Team. James Valentine Doss, Jr. virginia beach, va. Liberal Arts Field Artillery Corporal (3) ; Norfolk-Ports- mouth Club; Baptist Club; Track (4). .Ur. ' pf ' ' Michael John Dlcko claihtox, pa. Ciril Cavalry Corporal (3); Football (4, 3, i)- Track (4, 3, 2); Basket Ball (4); Monogram Club; American So- ciety of Civil Engineers; Second Class Show. Harry Watkey Easterly, .Jr. richmond, va. ' - ' " " Cavalry Corporal (3) ; Regimental Sergeant Major (2); Rat Football; Rat Basket Ball: Varsity Track (3, i): Monogram Club; " Second Class Show; Richmond Club; . merican Society of Civil Engi- neers; Turn-Out. William Thomson Eickelberg baltimore, md. Chemistry Field Artillery Vice President, Prina Club; American Chemical Societv; ilarv- land Club. Tazewell Ellett, III RICHMOND, VA. Civil " Mike " Vj " Mike " is one of Pennsylvania sTnost s rl?essful contri- butions to V. M. I. athletics. Although football and track were his chief fields, versatility has been the work all the way. A winning smile and that " Czech " jargon have earned him a lot of friends. Academics were never too tough for him either. " Il-e " " Ike " has been the source of more good laughs than perhaps any of the Brothers. An inherit ability to spread a quick wit and see humor in every situation has been his speciality. A great fondness for studying in nothing else but a hat and pair of shoes has been the cause of much comment. " Ike ' s " carefree, friendly attitude has estab- lished him with every one. Field Artillery Corporal (3); Supplv Sergeant (■i): Color Sergeant {-2): Football (4); Second Class Show; Episcopal Choir (4); Second Class Finance Committee; American Society of Civil Engineers; Vice President, Richmond Club; Episcopal Club. J " Harry " J " Jf ' The presidency of his class, the highest ranking set of stripes a second classman can wear, and a Monogram serve as a brief illustration of Harry ' s versatility and ability. Behind it all is found a cheerful disposition and a winning way that has carried him through some rough days, and ha e made him continually a lot of friends who tough for him either. " Taz " Known to the boys as " Taz " . . . one of his most publicized characteristics is his ability to blush. Quiet but energetic work has won " Taz " stripes, and he seemed slated for the higher brackets. The furlough King of the class, Ellett, ne cr knew what the place looked like on a week-end. . ■ u4 " Errol " This easy-going Midwesterner has a great faculty for taking the good and bad with equal ease. His fight with " Butch " and " Les " has never been too tough, with " stars " almost within reach. On the side his specialties have been swimming and making a lot of friends who are sure he can hold his own in whatever comes. ' - l Cf ' T Well known Calculus student. Prefers the swimming pool to the shower. " Ed " has complication de luxe keeping his women straight. The cigarette-magnet about barracks. A well-known patron of the " El-Patio " and other high altitudes of Lexington. " Ed " reminisces over his collec- tion of bottle caps. " Ozzie " A rarity from Lynchburg. Fought hard for stripes and finally got them. Had a narrow escape at Easters, but surprised us all by his actions at a certain frat house in Mink land. Takes life slow and easy. John Robert Emery KENOSH.i, WIS. Chemistry Cavalry Yankee Club (4, 3, 2) ; Secreta ry, Wisconsin Club (4, 3, a) ; American Chemical Society (3, 2) ; Football (4); Swimming (4, 3, 2); Second Class Show (2). Edward J. ckson English RICHMOND, v. . Civil Field Artillery Corporal (3); Football (4); Swimming (4, 3); American So- ciety of Civil Engineers (3, 2); Richmond Club (4, 3, 2). Leon. rd Oswell Fears, .Jr. lynchburg, va. Pre-Medic-al Field Artillery Sergeant (2); Virginia Academy of Science (3, 2) ; Lynchburg Club (4, 3, 2); Cadet (3, 2); Wrestling (4); Manager Varsity W ' restling (2). Thomas Leo Fletcher M.4NILA, p. I. Civil Cavalry Corporal (3) ; Horse Show Team ; Polo Team; American Society of Civil Engineers. " Tommy " " Tommy " is a perfect horseman. His riding for the Polo Team and the Horse Show Team has been spec- tacular. The whole school has admired him in the corral and in barracks. Quiet and reserved, Tom has had tough sledding with his family in ihe Philippines. Thejvhole gang wishes him e yery b i jl V ' jj -s. a vA(i v v y iders. . . Field Artillery 3, i): Aeolian Civil Field Artillery Deep South Club (4, 3, i); American Society of Ci nl Engi- neers (3, i); Football (4, 3); Basket Ball (4). Quiet, unless you know him, a literal dynamo is " Pee Wee. " His shortness is compensated by his broadness, especially around the shoulders. Knows a lot about wrestling, and is a shark in any pool hall. A real buddy, " Pee Wee " will get along well anywhere. " Ziggy " " Ziggy " and his horn have tooted their way into the hearts of all the " Brothers. " His hot and sweet take-oflFs have made the Commanders tops among Southern Colle- giate bands. With no outward military aspirations, he surprises every one by knowing the I. D. R. by heart. Women and academics have run a close race with women holding a slight edge. " Tom " The " brow " of the L. A. section, " Tom " never seems to worry about academics. Never in a hurry, he gets a great deal done with seemingly little effort. He enjoys reading a great deal — especially in his " hay. " Classical music is also one of his principal interests, and he is the Glee Chill ' s mainstay. " Googly " " First tale ain ' t got a chance, " ' cause " Googly ' s " always last. (If it didn ' t happen in Cuba, it did in New Orleans.) A powerhouse on the parade ground and swell egg from the deep South, he takes a lot of kidding which, under his rough exterior, he loves. " Doc " " Big things come in small packages. " A converted electrical who stepped into the pre-med clique with great agility. " Doc " enjoys his workouts in the gym and his hops and parties. A conscientious worker, he makes every minute count. " Chick " As the foremost musician in barracks, " Chick " is bound for quite a promising career with the ivories. Although a very modest fellow and quite a law-abiding " Brother, " he is not the least famous of the notorious Richmond clique. His " For Tonight, " made the Second Class Show outstanding. M. RVIN L. YM. N GiLLXIM MAN- SS. S, V.4. Pre-Medical Field Artillery Corporal (3); Sergeant {i) Glee Club; Virginia Academy of Science; Baptist Club; Northern Virginia Club; Docs and Dodos Club; Finance Committee; ' 44 Hop Committee; Assistant Manager, Basket Ball. Peyton Terry Gish staunton, va. Cirnl Cavalry Master Fox Hunt V. M. I. Hunt; Shenandoah Valley Club; Prina Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Business Mana- ger, ' 44 Bomb. James Roy Gordon, II RICHMOND, VA. Civil Field Artillery Richmond Club; American So- ciety of Civil Engineers; Cadet; Fencing Team; Assistant Director, Second Class Show. Steuben Gilman Granger cranbury, n. j. Civil Field Artillery Yankee Club; Football; Wrest- ling; Monogram (2). " PT " There have been a lot of " P. T. ' s " that could have been left out of a lot of lives in our three years here, but this " P. T. " presents quite a different story. One of the " boys " and an upholder of class tradition, J cyton can be depended on in whatever he undertakes. ' trotUma o Q rom t ylMmi i|ied three,y- a!fs oQIbonsci wiijji ! a borOi on jAe vapidity »ieA Mo+iograiu ' . ' A cofffstgnt of j ien(J ' ° - .c Alfred Butterfield Grunwell avashixgtox, d. c. Liberal Arts Cavalry Corporal (3); Private (4, -2). ■ ' rap rsj PrWia ClubLXomiern Vir - i ginialCJi b. i Frank Gilbredth Hamiltox rapidan, va. Civil Field Artillery American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Northern Virginia Club. Andrew Wextworth Hargro ' es, Jr. PORTSMOUTH, VA. Pre-Medical Field Artillery Virginia . cademy of Science; Norfolk-Portsmouth Club. " Abie " " x bie " has long been a loyal Liberal Arts ever ready to add his store of wisdom in defense of this hounded group. Living amid the Gold Coast he has never been successfully contaminated by the same. Always a true Brother and a friend to us all. " Willie Muff " Willie ' s story has been one of hard luck. A bad auto accident during Christmas of our third class year put him out of commission until last fall. A fter a little mending, our rural representative quickly got back into the harness, however, and has picked up where he left off with greater determination than ever. " Blue " A book should be written on the exploits of " Blue " instead of a paragraph. He is the typical rolly-polly, happy- go-lucky individual whom you can ' t help but like. He is one of the hard working Civils who recognizes a pair of aces quicker than the stress or strain of a bridge. Give " Blue " a nice noisy corner on Times Square and he will be at his peak. " Bunny " The " Portsmouth Killer " . . . Quietest man in the Pre-Med section, . stounded every one by bringing two (not one) girls down to Doc ' s lali one Hop week-end. Says nothing unless prompted or spoken to. Photography is his biggest hobby so he spends most of his time in the dark room. Struggles hard to get his work, but always comes through. " Max " " Max " has the distinction of not only coming from the Holy City, but of being a mainstay of that great Field Artillery Company " E. " " Max " is " one of The Boys, " and this is indeed the truth. Whether with golf club in hand, exuding a true collegiate spirit, or with rifle on shoulder during drill, parade, or P. T. ' s, he has been an awfully welcome sight to the " Brer Rats. " " Lofty " V. M. I. ' s own " Mister Five-by-Pive " ; " Lofty " is the good-natured soul in our midst. His red hair reflects the congeniality which is apparent in him. He has shown himself very capable in managing the stage crews of our shows. " All the world loves a lover " — " Lofty " has only one, " Bert. " " Hot-Dog " The " Hot-Dog " — ask him to show you his Ring Figure Picture. A trifler with his bark stronger than his bite. Stole the Second Class Show with his " Hay-Hound " act. A true Hoosier, he is very interested in sports and holds his own in track. Takes things easy in his happy-go-lucky way. m " H " Lee is a quiet boy who, although he says little, accom- plishes a lot. Another Field Artilleryman, we can expect great things when he lays his battery in the direction of the Axis. He is a fine and outstanding man and friend, possessed of all those qualities which added up, spell success. ArMISTEAD T. YL01i H. R ' IE RICHMOND, V. .. Civil Field Artillery Richmond Club; American So- ciety of Civil Engineers; Golf. LoFTUs Hengeveld, .Jr. L. FAYETTE, N. J. Pre-Medical Cavalry Presbyterian Club; Virginia Academy of Science; Yankee Club; Wrestling (4); Second Class Show (4, 3, 2); Manager, Varsity Swimming. Robert Traylor Helmen south bend, ind. Pre-Medical Field Artillery Yankee Club ; Virginia Academy of Science; Track (4, 3, 2); Numeral (4). Leland Lake Holmes, Jr. norfolk, va, Civil Field Artillery Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Norfolk-Portsmouth Club; Ameri- can Society of Civil Engineers; Floating U.; Football (4). J o-o- . J ' John Stephen Ingles SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Ciril Field Artillery Corporal (3); Sergeant ( ' 2); Academic Stars (3, ' 21 ; Texas Club; American Society of Civil Engi- neers. Henry Thomas Hupp, Jr. CHASE CITY, VA. Civil Infantry Corporal (3); Sergeant (-2); American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Southside Virginia Club; Floating U.; Assistant Manager, Baseball. James M. Hull AUGl STA, GA. Liberal Arts Caralry Georgia-Alabama Club; Deep South Club; Prina Club; Cadet; Business lanager, ' 44 Bomb; Wrestling (4, 3, 2); Monogram ( ' 2); Golf Team: Second Class Finance Committee; Second Class Show. Albert B. Horn, Jr. corsicana, texas Chemistry Field Artillery Texas Club; American Chemical Society; Horse Show Team. Z Ar ' ' .- .y t y t}- ' " Johnny Don ' t let " Johnny " fool you, for he is really not an eager lad. An enthusiastic sports fan and an active intra- mural man, his favorite spot is in the gym. He is a quiet chap, who appreciates a good joke. The lad has quite a reputation to live up t ' o, and we are confident that he will. " Tommy, " the Lexington Romeo, is always busily engaged in some task or other. His main objection to the Institute is that it interferes with his much loved sleep. He has determination and when he applies himself to a job he sticks to it, regardless of all obstacles. Tom tends to be quiet around strangers, but when you get to know him you find a gay personality. " Jungle Jim " " Jungle Jim " made quite a name for hini.self here at the Institute. Jim has received his Monogram in wrestling and has done a swell job as business manager of the Bomb. Sherman and Yankees are his pet aversions, but " Jungle " really has malice toward none. Easy going, one of the " boys " — " Jungle " has lots of friends. -ec- -u Sco,_ .yC 7 - W.- : o .or t o .4 " Abie " The " Mister Five-by-Five, " red-headed, Texas whirl- wind. He believes that Texas is the only state in the Union, and stoutly defends that barren waste. His brittle nose has brought him a lot of kidding and agony. " . bie " has shown time and again that he can take it and dish it out with equal ease. " Red " The credit for the sequel to " Hellzapoppin " can be rightfully claimed by Jim. He has proven himself an able organizer and workman, despite the dastardly deeds of that well-known department. His future as a meteor- ologist in the Air Corps should be quite successful. " Frog " Jimmy, our vice president, a very good one at that . . . Since he has been here he has looked out for not only himself but also his Brother Rats . . . Jim has taken part in all intramurals and is an up and coming guard on the varsity basket ball team . ._. The_ supply sergeant in " B " Company, and woulff be going up if we had finished . . . His love life is on sidedjj lSice (vour bets for an early marriaee .j.Vi , JO " %! " Happy " " Happy ' s " the nickname that describes him well. He is always feeling good, even keeping his good nature when he had that run in with headquarters. He takes things as they come, never gets in a storm, but manages to always get things done. Reserved and polite, " Hap " is the type of Southern gentleman you read about but seldom see. " Joe- Joe " Army to the core, .Joe exhibits a high ranking set of stripes which reflect his ability and thoroughness these past three years. The track squad and a sense of humor have been his specialties. The service is undoubtedly getting a man who w j make finejeoord forjlimself. ty jGHEENSBy rff l. . ' Chetmstrij , • JtCfavairy x J Amerioah Chemical SoQJety; Yinflfee Club; tommandenSl Sec- p. oprf Class how, DWbtor; Assis- V-J tent Manager, Basket Ball. .J(Jr 3on POINDEXTER IrBY BLACKSTONE, V X. Civil Cavalry Corporal (3); Sergeant (i); American Society of Civil Engi- James Alvin Irwin SPRINGDALE, PA. Electrical Infantry Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2); American Institute of Elec- trical Engineers; ilonogram Club (2) ; Vice President of Class; Honor Court; General Committee; Basket Ball (4, 3, 2); Second Class Show. Thomas Joseph Johnston, Jr. norfolk, va. Civil Field Artillery Corporal (3) ; Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant (2) ; Regimental Sergeant Major (2); American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Norfolk-Portsmouth Club; Monogram Club; Football (4); Track (4, 3, 2); Hop Committee. Robert Parke Jones, Jr. norfolk, va. Electrical Field Artillery Corporal (3) : American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Norfolk- Portsmouth Club; Swimming (4); Assistant Manager, Football. Joseph Redfern Jones, Jr. COLUireVS, OHIO Ciril Field Artillery Yankee Club; Methodist Club; . merican Society of Civil Engi- neers; Baseball (4). Jack Frederick King COLUMBUS, GA. Civ Field Artillery Private (4, 3); Sergeant (2); Deep South Club; Prina Club; American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Football (-4, 3, 2); Wrestling (3, 2); Pistol Team (3). .Jasies Christian Lamb, III VARSAW, v. Civil Field Artillery American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Northern Xeck Club, Presi- dent (3); Cadet (4, 3, -i): Fencing Team (3). 3i ' j - « " Egypt " " Egypt, " symbolic of a long dead race whose black magic once held a continent enslaved. Behind his easy going mask, ticks a poljant brain — mainstay of ' 44 ' s E. E. ' s. " Ducks " own Arab always ready for anything and a darn good friendi Af ' I 1 lU " I c on Jacksoj(9 ' the Georgia Black .lackV MjA ' , I BWPhary Coaster who finally dpyncd stripes Usua yA ° " l ' ' " ci i iftTi clotlies pjju triinmjugs fjp ' seric F ' Joe " u- H fiendish Jlaturp— rare time mM( Jack 4 f P A true-blue Yankee boy, " Joe " is fighting a continuous was in defense of Ohio, but with a smile and a pleasant word for everybody. Between trips to Macon and those long letters to the girl back home, he has difficulty finding time to study, but he always comes through scholastically. .V civil engineer with his heart in his work, Jimmy has run the light bill up with late lights about as much as any of the Brothers. Lamb works hard and plays easily. His fondness for diking himself out in peculiar costumes has produced some startling pictures and .scenes around barracks. j " Bill " i r «;ft ' ell know amonj ffie local fern instituti - ' ff S ; fanong hi o Wi ' T?i=Sffe R;rf.s. Begidci l»eiiig a h ranking sergeant in the Corps and preaicl ni f ' tlie " ee Class Finance Committee, " Bill " has Tvorn acaoeinic s ions igh- ■oiul , tars the last two years. A career in the Marines is his chief desire and we know that he will do as well there as at V. M. I. ' ' Fred " Underneath a rough exterior, this sa ved-o£F cavalryman has been a great friend to those who have known his bark is worse than his bite. Away from his studies, basket ball is his favorite pastime. Two years on the varsity squad have reflected his ability as a player. " Deacon " Harold is one of those rare specimens at V. !M. I. . . .a sergeant who is popular with his company. All that he has accomplished has been done through hard work. Faithful to Texas, always laughing, " Deacon " never seems to have a worry in the world, but usually has his bands full with the " pebble pushers. " " Jvnior " " Junior, " one of the fair-haired boys of the Chemistry Department, has taken all academic hurdles in stride, all the u ' hile lending a helping hand to some of the less " brainy " Brothers. Serious, hard working, yet friendly, he will succeed whether it be in the field of Chemistrj ' or in the Field Artillery. William Edward Lawson, Jr. newport news, va. Civil Field Artillery Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant ( ' 2); Academic Stars (3, i) Metho- dist Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Football (-1); Second Class Finance Committee; Hop Committee. Frederick Layman, Jr. RICHMOND, VA. Electrical Cavalry Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2); Basket Ball (4); Numerals; Baseball (4); Basket Ball (3, 2); Second Class Show. Fred Harold Lockwood brownwood, texas Civil Infantry Corporal (3); First Sergeant (2); Baptist. Cliib; Texas Club; Ameri- can Society of Civil Engineers; Second Class Finance Committee. Leonard Luther Lonas, Jr. manassas, va. Chemistry Field Artillery Northern Virginia Club; Bap- tist Club; American Chemical Society. Cavcdry Hunt Club; Assistant Editor, Cadet; Turn-Out; American Chemi- cal Society; Presbyterian Club; Aeolians. Charles Merle Luck, Jr. richmond, a. Cavalry Corporal (3); Sergeant (i); Treasurer, American Society of Civil Engineers; Richmond Club; Turn-Out: Cadet; ' 44 Bomb; Second Class Finance Com- mittee; Football (4). John Hugh McDonald woburn, mass. Civil Infantry ankee Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Assistant Editor, Sports Staff, Cadet; Turn- Out; . ssistant Manager, Rat Football. " Freeman " " Freeman " is a fellow with lots of guts. He lived in the shadows of the Institute as an innocent youth, and then had the courage to come to the place with the other Brothers back in ' 40. Very athletic in make-up, he ought to make Uncle Sam a good officer. " Leif " . cadeniics have given " Lew " little trouble and left him plenty of time for a variety of outside activities. He has done good work on the business and editorial staffs of the Cadet and the Turn-Out. In his three years here, he has developed his riding ability to an extremely fine point. " Mule " Though a plenty dependalile fellow for any job you have, the " Mule ' s " kick is more potent socially than other- wise. Mild tempered and witty, he ' s the life of any party. One of those few who can mix the military with being " one of the boys " successfully. The only man Walter Wilson found home that fatal night. " Mar- A quiet Xew Englander, " Mac " is a civil engineer with literarj- inclinations. His work on both publications have been enjoyed by all. A dependable guy, and well liked by those who know him well. " Pat " An Irishman to the core, " Pat " is always ready for an argument. He has something original to say on any and all subjects, and possesses a natural humor that would make even the Sphinx smile. He is greatly interested in the military side of his education and is one of the crack shots of the rifle team. " Harpo " Charlie ' s toughest job has been to get used to this " Northern " climate. Academics and athletics have been easy work. From green sub to first string tackle sums up his athletic ability. Easy going — no military aspirations — his greatest desire is to get back to Florida and a job on one of those Southern railroads. " Bobby " Should prove to be a competent member of the " re- served " profession, especially with his " Bedroom eyes " and bedside manner. Started his climb to military and academic fame the moment he hit the arch. " Bobby " enjoys the serious side of life, and is a deep and logical thinker. " Marty " An " army brat, " Austin has made for himself both a fine military and academic record. While he takes his cavalry seriously, there ' s hope here that he will be able to follow his father in the air corps. Endowed with more than his share of common sense, Austin will do well at whatej EuBERT H. RRISON M. LONE, Jr. ORL. NDO, FLA. Liberal Arts Infantry Corporal ( ' 2); South Carolina and Florida Clubs; Rifle Team. Ch. rles Harrison Marks, Jr. miami, fla. Civil Cavalry Football (4, 3, 2) ; Wrestling (4, 3); Track (-1, 3, i) Monogram Club. Robert Quarles Marston TOANO, VA. Pre-Medical Cavalry Corporal (3); Regimental Supply Sergeant (i); Academic Stars (3, 2); Class Historian; Honor Court; General Committee; Virginia Academy of Science; President, Episcopal Vestry; Foot- ball (4). Austin Walrath iNlARTENSTEiN, in WASHINGTON, D. C. Civil Cavalry Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Academic Stars (3); American Society of Civil Engineers; Am- bassador Club; Cadet (4, 3, 2); Second Class Finance Committee. j f ' «-— Clarence Ames IIartix, Jr. COLUltBIA, s. c. Ciril Infantry Corporal (3); Sergeant (-2); Carolina Club; Hunt Club; Ameri- can Society of Civil Engineers; Assistant Circulation Manager, Cadet; Rifle Team. Robert Eddt Mathews elcor, minx. Civil Field Artillery Corporal (3); Academic Stars (1); American Society of Civil Engineers; Football (4); Swimming Team (3, -2); Monogram (i). John Houston McCllng lexington, va. Pre-iledical Caralry Shenandoah Valley Club; Wrestling (4); Second Class Show. William Steele Armour McIntvre duquesne, pa. Electrical Infantry Corporal (3); Monogram (-2); American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Football (4, 3, i); Basket Ball (4, 3, 2); Second Class Show; Prina Club; Yankee Clulj; " 44 Bomb; Cadet. I y ■ " Click " An " army brat, " " Click " has worked strenuously on all things military. Rather bashful by nature, he has not let this stop him from trying his hand along many lines, and doing well in all of them. Once you know " Click " you find a ready wit, a loyal friend, and a regular fellow. -Mat " " Mat " is one of the quieter " Brothers, " but there is plenty beneath his natural reserve. An all-around fellow, he won his Monogram in varsity swimming, besides keeping a high average in " Civil. " . hard worker, he is completely sincere in everything he does. He is a friend to every one, and nobodv ever had a truer one. " Johnny " " Johnny " is a Lexingtonian who should have known better, but didn ' t. He is a profound believer in the " body building course, " and his biggest hobby is eating. Just now his attentions have been transferred to Richmond where his O. A. O. abides. He has a great knack for prompting his professors, especially a certain well-known Chemistry professor. " Scotly " A native born Scotchman, whose fingers are in every- thing. " Scotty " is a jolly good chap, the life of the party, and wicked at cards. Potentially a man of high value around barracks, he is one of Pooley ' s boys, who can still feel the poundings received upon the athletic field. " Bev " Quiet and unassuming, Mac has nevertheless made himself well known at the Institute. No academic stars, but getting there with plenty to spare. " Mac " also is an all-round track man. He was always busy with his women or the Second Class Finance Committee, Hop Committee, or the Second Class Show. " Dick " Small in size but with a gift of gab is hardly an apt explanation for " Dick. " As a relentless worker and loyal friend he has won the credit of being able to walk where " angels fear to tread. " He is an able member of the horsy set and fearless " slipstick maiden. " " Jack " " Jack " is the quiet, reserved type of Brother — a lad that would give his shirt to his friends. " Jack " finds male friends much easier to converse with than parties of the opposite sex. He spends a small fortune in air mail postage. Eager to follow his Brother into the service. , y« 4£ " Ted " " Ted " is one of Buzz ' s star boys. Full of theories and armed with his slide-rule, he gives aid and advice to the lesser lights of the Civil Department. A jive hound and member of the El-Patio clique, his lov life keeps him in. constant turmoil. . Cc CL XAI , « « . I Corporal (3); Sergeant (i); Lynchburg Club; Track; pecond Class Finance Committee; Hop Committee; Second Class Show. RiCH. RD Alva Ie. de SC. RSD. LE, N. Y. Civil Field Artillery Yankee Club; Vice President, Hunt Club; Cadet; Turn-Ovt; Second Class Finance Committee. John Lloyd Merch. nt long be. ch, c. l. Civil Field Artillery Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant {i); Episcopal Club; California- Florida Club; Norfolk-Portsmouth Club; Track. Charles Theodore Metc. lf bexley, ohio Civil Field Artillery Corporal (3); Academic Stars (3); Yankee Club; American So- ciety of Civil Engineers; Glee Club. Earl Ardex Miller norfolk, va. Electrical Field Artillery Corporal (3); Sergeant (-2); Academic Stars (3, 2); Presby- terian Club; Xorfolk-Portsmouth Club; American Institute of Elec- trical Engineers; Wrestling (i); Second Class Show (4, 3, 3). John- Potter Mitchell, Jr. abbe -ille, ala. Liberal Arts Infantry Deep South Club; Georgia- Alabama Club. Jack Harrison Montague independence, mo. Ciril Cavalry American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Yankee Club; Cadet (4, 3, 2); Feature Editor, Turn-Out {i); Assistant Manager Baseball (2). William Alexander Mlnroe DERRV, PA Civil Cavalry Yankee Club; American So- ciety of Civil Engineers: Texas Club; Turn-Out Art Editor (2); Cross Country (4); Second Class Show-. ' Mitcir Earl is one of the brows of the electrical wizards, aii3 hurls the amps and volts with consummate skill. He also functions as the famous " bass slapping " artist of the Commanders. He likes sports and went out for the wres- tling team. Always laughing and full of fun, Earl has many friends. . true son of the deep South, " Mitch " really loves his hay. Spends most of his waking hours with books. His likes cover the field of domestic and foreign, popular and classical music. Collects antiquated sidearms and knives. Possesses an ambition to enter foreign business with a fervent desire to travel. " Lover " We all call him " Lover. " Hi.s friendly qualities have made him as necessary to the class of ' 4-1 as they have to the girls of Sem. Jack entered the Civil Engineering course and for a long time has cleared all of the academic hurdles in grand shape. He hopes for a career in the Army even after the war is won and his geniality, frankness, and will to win should help him achieve his goal. " Alex " A stout member of the party boy s, " Alex ' s " time has probably been evenly divided between the Institute and the Patio. Wielding a wicked pen he has given us many cartoons and a ring design that can ' t be beat. His talent and imagination will carry him far. -i ry ■tnmiegi t r(r0 r s V :.. " Mo, " as he k koosn Xa his friends, is not mDy frnoi the boDndies bat dob Appaanttos «hei« the «ar ended on April 9, ISfiS. Xot a liftle d eutened br the nl jdU cadet to lat qnstion aboot his best gu), " Mo " kts held his O. A. O. for the thiee-vear comsr and since Ring I ' ore it looks Bfcp a Ke sentence. HeO on a boasf ja3 rjuriac wc irticc " C.- ' miti y " ss move thuB wiilsi % istenr!! has eiii3K:fil5L ' @! fctr :£ ' f Tttc aS the J - Tnd(T a civil ewjbaea at heart, kis abiBty to Bake frKMk and ptay pabo- iKve a fai t fntare. " Ai ie " s the prood po essur «f the nost joTal ha bi banacks. Good aatWed and ahn vs leadv to jiAe, he hasfianemnchtobt taeathedaiktfaQrsaf ' 41. ' Ai ° wanted to be a «Aemst and has eome a ka$ waqr alow the haid raoMl Am eer piack and grit. Hiswilland detemination will stand hkn in aood ftead. KlCttiEU Yoj-sG Moox Chemiuini Carcin Coiporal i3 : Fnna CWb: Ameiican Cbanical SocJetr; Hunt Clnb; CaroGna Chib; Cadet; Sec- ond Class Show, W— I T vM RoDGEBS Moore, Jk. SIG STOXE GAP, VA. Ciril Caralrg Soothirest Virginia Club; Pres- byterian Club; Amoican Society of Ci Engineets; Cadeii Foot- ball (4i; Track 4. 3 ; Xumerat; Second Class Shovr. Charles THOiLis Moses, Jr. .IPPOM-tlTOX, VA. Caralri Ciril American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Lynchburg Club; Cross- country 4i; Baseball 4, 3). ArorsT Wilhej-u Mueller DAVESPORT, IOWA Chemistry Fidd Arfillrry Corporal (31; Sergeant (-i ; Tiankee Club: American Chemical Society; Football (4. 3 ' ; Numerals 4)■ Wesley Grigg Mvllex RICHMOND, VA. Ch-a Field Artillery Corporal (3 ) ; Battalion Sergeant Major (3): Richmond Club; Epis- copal Choir; American Society of Civil Engineers; Football (4, " 3): Wrestling (4); Track (4j; Second Class Finance Committee; Second Class Show. Robert Erwix Xay wheeling, w. va. Civil Infantry Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Yankee Club: Methodist Club; American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Floating U.; Basket Ball (4); Assistant Manager, Swim- ming Team. Lee Lochhead Xichols, Jr. richmond, va. Electrical Caralry .Academic Stars (3); Richmond Club; . merican Institute of Elec- trical Engineers; Hunt Club; Swimming Team ( " 2). Richard Charles Niess east rocka v. y, n. y ' . Civil Field Artillery Corporal (3); Yankee Club; . merican Society of Civil Engi- neers; . ssociate Editor, Cadet: Designer, Class Emblem. " Horse " ' 44 ' s gift to Uncle Sam, Grigg has taken his military life seriously. Always ready for a good party, he has trouble keeping tabs on all his women. The gym vies with the Patio for his attention on off afternoons. " Bob " " Bob " has fought a strenuous battle with the Institute for each step he has progressed. In spite of academic difficulties, he has had time for intraraurals, club activities, and trips to Mary Baldwin. If he is as good a soldier as he has been a cadet, the army will have something. " Nick " " Nick ' s " three years at V. M. I. have been three years of joy to his friends. Whether early in the morning or late at night, whenever one hears " Nick ' s " voice, he can turn and see a smiling face. Although he labors hard in the realm of amps and volts, he still finds time to enter into those barracks sessions. " Dick " staunch defender of the Yankee cause, " Dick " is ever ready to refight the War Between the States with words or swords. Heart interests at the " Sem " and the endless formulas offered by the Civil Department have taken most of his time. " Dick " is another of the sacred combination that has helped make " E " Company the pleasant place that it might otherwise not have been. But for all his splendid good humor, witty remarks, and friendliness, he has al- ways been a hard worker, accomplishing much. A good friend, he has done more than his duty to his friends among the Corps. " Ahoskie " " Lookout, girls, the Killer from the Dee p South is loose. " Charlie has a great reputation as a great traveler, at least to Roanoke and back. He is quite proficient as a musician for the V. M. I. Commanders. A true electrical, he will probably end up connecting brass rings on a Merry-Go-Round. Spends a lot of time worrying wher- all his hair is going. Richard Allen Overmeyer bellevue, ohio Ciril Field Artillery Yankee Club; American Society of Civil Engineers. ' •Lucir " Luck " might be called quiet in a noisy sort of way. Ever smiling, his brightness has proved a beacon for us. Like all E. E. ' s, his of problems have kept him pretty close tn his books ami slipslick, lint on the side there has been lime tor slinri jnuiil.s suul liw.-ird. A very efficient lad in company, especially with the first class, though quite liberal with his brothers, " Tommy " is a gent with an artistic touch in using the pigments, although this fact is little known. He is a quiet, reserved fellow, and is one of the best fellows on the second stoop. W. RREN Luck Overstreet RO.ANOKE, VA. Electrical Field Artillery Methodist Club: Roanoke Club; American Institute of Electrical Engineers. . I Charles Walter Parker " Zi AHOSKIE, N. C. Electrical Cavalry Football (4); Prina Club; Caro- lina Club; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Com- manders. Tom Lewis Peyton, Jr. BETHESDA, MD. Electrical Cavalry Corporal (3) ; First Sergeant (2) ; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Cadet; Maryland Club; Ambassador Club; Baseball (4); Second Class Finance Com- mittee; Second Class Show. Henry Fran-klin Phillips richmond, va. Civil Cavalry American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Prina Club; Richmond Club. John Btrr Piggott washington, d. c. Pre-Medical Cavalry Corporal (3); Virginia Academy of Science; Ambassador Club: Glee Club; Vice President, Hop Com- mittee; Second Class Show; Treas- urer, Second Class Finance Com- mittee; Episcopal Vestry. John Eldridge Poindexter NEWPORT NEWS, V.l. Cii-il Field Artillery Corporal (3); Sergeant {i); .American Society of Civil Engi- neers;Baptist Club; Second Class Show; Basket Ball (4). Really one of the boys, despite the fact that he is from the Holy City. He is a conscientious student and a real party boy. A good rider and an excellent shot. Always a powerhouse with the women — seems to have settled down to one, at last. George Ireland Poos arlington, va. Cliemixtry Cavalry Corporal (3); American Chemi- cal Society; Hunt Club; .Em- bassador Club; Cadet; Turn-Out; Photographic Editor, ' 44 Bomb; Rifle Team. " Burr " " The Lover. " Continuously the butt of " Doc " Carrol ' s " Keep quiet, Piggott! " . good intramural man. Started out " great guns " in military, but, oh, those darn demerits! Efficiently handles the money for the Second Class Pi- nance Committee. Odds are ten to one he will be the first one to " pop " the question. " Johnnie " " Johnnie ' s " strongest weakness is Baldwin, Saturdays and week-ends. He ' s touchy on the subject. " B-coli, " calls them " Fightin ' Words. " A worthy man of the world whom we couldn ' t get along without. " G " For three years — George and excellent photography have been synonymous. His technical knowledge and artistic skill have resulted in some photographic masterpieces. His work on the ' 44 Bomb has been invaluable, . cademics have been as easy to take as good pictures, in the mean- time. " Stu " A party man from ' way back, " Stu " is always on the lookout for wine, women, and song. A decided " intel- lectual, " he studies only when the mood hits him, pre- ferring to spend his time reading, or engaging in the aethetic pursuits of painting and writing poetry. " Harry " " Harry, " as you see, is a busy man, a good fellow who can always find time to talk to a friend, quite a polished gentleman in mixed company, level-headed " Harry " keeps on an even keel, his patience is unabounding. " Fearless Fosdick " A late comer to the Class of ' 44, he quickly jumped into the stride of things. A true Norton man and proud of it. Profoundly serious at times but snaps to other extreme instantaneously. Can ' t stand to have anyone get ahead of him. Could be the eagerest man in barracks, a prodigy of Frank Carney. Stu.vrt Ragl. sd, Jr. richmond, v. . Pre-Medical Field Artillery Glee Club; Richmond Club; Virginia Academy of Science; Hunt Club; Docs and Dodos Club; Turn-Otit Second Class Show. H. RRY R. TRIE, Jr. B.iLTIMORE, MD. Ciril Cavalry Corporal (3); Sergeant (i); Maryland Club; American So- ciety of Civil Engineers; Cadet Staff; Football; Second Class Finance Committee; Assistant Manager, Football. Glenn Hick. m Richmond NORTON, V. . Pre-Medical Infantry Corporal (3); Sergeant ( ' 2); Methodist Club; Southwest Vir- ginia Club; Virginia Academy of Science; Assistant Manager, Foot- ball. Irl Ceplus Riggin, Jr. RICHMOND, Civil Cavalry American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Cross Country (4); Assis- tant Manager, Rat Wrestling; Second Class Show; Richmond Club. The pleasingly plump Romeo from Richmond. A killer in the valley league. Greatest interest lies in the girls ' colleges in the neighborhood. Spends a lot of time ex- pounding his prowess upon the sea. An enthusiastic sports fan. 0(5 SofS.i= Awe L.CO.K,. «je O irJ LeRoy Bartlett Roper petersburg, va. Ciml Cavalry Corporal (3); Sergeant (•-2); Prina Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Monogram Club; Football (4, 3); Wrestling (4, 3,-2); Track (4, 3, 2); Captain, Wrest- ling; Second Class Show-. Blinn Blaine Rush allex park, mich. Electrical Infantry Yankee Club; American Insti- tute of Electrical Engineers; Mono- gram Club; Swimming Team (4, 3, 2). JOSIAH RyLAND RICHMOND, VA. Civil Field Artillery Sergeant (i); Prina Club; Rich- mond Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Track (4, 3, ••2). ' Harvey S. Sadow .efEW ORK, N. Y. tMliistry Cm;| )fal 3 C bMt {L Infantry American Chemi- ■Socie(vJ Yankee Club; Aeo- lians; Turn-Oul Cadet; Fencing Team (4,|L a; " 2); Co-Captain, FencingTfeara ( ' 2); Southern Con- f seaceTipee Champion (i); Sec- ojKfQpSs Show. " Roy " One of the more versatile boys, " Roy " starred in track .and wrestling, played a bit of football his rat year, and made quite a record in academics after he rid himself of the liberal subjects. His biggest operations, however, took place at the hangouts of the fairer sex. LeRoy was one of the boys, and we ' ll always remember him. " B-Square " " B-Square " is one of the struggling electrical boys. When not studying, he can usually be found in the pool perfecting his strokes. He is usually calm, easy-going, but always e oked terror in the hearts of the Monogram Rats. Friendly and well-liked. Rush can always be counted on to do his part, whether for " B " Company or the Institute. " Joe " Among the brothers of 44, we don ' t hesitate to say that " Joe " is one of the most popular. For three years, " Joe ' s " siticere, likeable, easy-going personality has won our command and respect at every turn. We venture to say that he has picked up more nicknames than any other man in barracks during our stay, showing conclusively our interest in him. " Black Boy " " Black Boy " has spread an inimitable wit through barracks for three years. His work on the Second Class Show script was the crowning achievement. . hard worker in everything he undertakes, his determined effort lirought him a Southern Conference Epee Cliampioiiship. Dependable and thorough, he is bound to go a long way. " Var Indications seem to point to an embryonic literary genius. An avid reader and sage speaker, " Val " shows great promise as a writer. Credit must be lavishly be- stowed upon him for being the tempering influence amid the bedlam of his roommates. Jl yV - " Adolf " The combination of quiz kids and the Information Please Outfit, that is putting it mildly because he really is all over those academics . . . mettles in athletics . . . loves to eat and that is easily seen since he is 6 ' 5 " at 230 pounds. A lovable fellow who can take it, " Adolf " will probably end up heading the math department of a Chicago Kinder- garten. He ' s that sh ty ba(Ar|fi 4jig,,(P6eEt urg, who has inade himself known not only x(we gridujpn Ijut a4sh in barracks as quite the character. He i Car n w girl Wend after every jaunt from the Institute. " Moqss. " iu)itatfsJ ' ol Hubert to perfection, that is, as far asjvopaj l oras ar ifftwfijee the slave concerned. His main ambition in life i from the " slums " Bobby " is following right in his brother ' s footsteps. His tumbling has consistently left his " Bro ' Rats, " as well as the spectators, breathless. Southern Conference wrestling champ in his weight for ' 43, track man and cheer leader are only a few of his achievements. He has as many accomplishments as he does friends, and that ' s saying a lot. WiLLUM Vail, Sanfohd, .Ik. RIPLEY, TENN. Liberal Arts Cavalry Cadet; Wrestling (4). John Elmer Schmidt evanston, ill. Electrical Infantry Academic Stars (3, ' 2); Yankee Club; . merican Institute of Elec- trical Engineers; Baseball (4, 3); Basket Ball (3, 2); Second Class Show Secretary. Arthur Lucius Seay PETERSBURG, V. ' Civil Field Artillery Football (4, 3, 2); Monogram (2); Wrestling (4); Monogram Club; Prina Club; American So- ciety of Civil Engineers; Baptist Club; Second Class Show. Robert Singleton Sherhard willow street, p.a. Civil Infantry Corporal (3); Battalion Ser- geant Major (2); American So- ciety of Civil Engineers; Cheer- leader; Gym Team (4); Wrestling (4, 3, 2); Monogram (3, 2); Track (4, 3, 2); Monogram Club (3); Swimming (3). Burton Pretti ' man Short hopewell, va. Civil . Field Artillery Football a, 3); Wrestling (i); Prina Club; Southside Virginia Club; Methodist Club; Assistant Sports Editor, Cadet (3); Assistant Manager, Football (3). Walter Haines Smartt chattanooga, tenn. Pre-Medical Infantry Corporal (3); Sergeant ( ' 2); Baptist Student Union; Cross Country (4). Dudley Crofford Smith, Jr. charlottes t:lle, va. Civil Field Artillery American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Swimming (4, 3). 1 Julian Hous ' aji Mi ' ■ ' ' ' ' " ' ■ SELMA, Ai,A. , . Chemistry .C-C Fmd Artillery Corporal (3); Sergeants ' ( ' ); American Chemical Society; Deep South Cftb. - • ru- ' ' , i s " Base-Point " .Quite a character is our large friend . . . Due to a shoulder injury, he was forced to end a promising athletic career . . . Spends most of his time dieting but to no avail ... Is continually trying to convince people that Haley is much heavier than the " Point. " Has a particular liking for short women . . . Can take a lot of kidding . . . " Waldo " " Biggest diddler in thirty years " . . . Will take any- thing apart and put it back together again at no cost . . . Will always be remembered for his mishap at Ring Figure, when he spent fifteen minutes looking for the ring he dropped under the arch . . . Doesn ' t mind telling you your faults and corrects you every time he gets the chance. " Dud " Dudley entered V. M. I. with great expectations and lots of them have been fulfilled. In three short years he has made lots of friends and is well known throughout barracks as always being ready for a party or a " session. " Congeniality good nature, and alertness combine to make the type of character that will take him only in one direc- tion — up. " SuMffy " Another easy going Alabama boy — Always a cheery smile — full of humor ... A hard and conscientious worker — A good head on his shoulders, a swell fellow and a true friend — one who keeps any party alive — We ' ll miss him. 2 --6. :i,. 0- fc-ta ' T._ ' i -ve- j :t. x c As ' his nickname indicatesr— ' ■ Smoothio i-i quite ' air operator. A staunch supporter of sunny California, he proved his love for the place by those terrific cross-country jaunts during short Christmas furloughs. An authority on women in general, he holds out for those West Coast beauties — claims it ' s the climate. T.c. --j .c y .._ ' A J DefiiVJItely sJow,- bnt-iejfir melj th r Jughy. " ' bick ' ' - ' ' w ' iH-A - ' ' ' ' , never 1 3 hurried by anj ' one. He etK what he Ants even • -r- though hirha ' s tt) weJO-forit. ' depentJaWe friend vlfe --- —- ' t-- , may alwaj ' S je co nte( Jn, ' W has pi iiied to be a tough man to cross and an easy one to get along with. JKJ " Jimmy " " Jimmy, " is popularly known in his social circle, especially uptown. He isn ' t very big, but has cut a size- able niche around the Institute. Although he doesn ' t wear stars, he pushes the topi n grades. A big addition to the Second Class Show and a real morale lifter in everyday life. " WHlie " In spite of that little disagreement with the sentinel his third class year, " Willie " managed to overcome all obstacles and reach the top. Defying all theories he has lived quite successfully as a stripe man in the " slums. " A success at what he does now, he will undoubtedly make good in whatever comes. Robert William Smothers S.4N MARINO, CAL. Civil Cavalry American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Baptist Club; Hunt Club; Florida-California Club; Second Class Show. Richard Coleman Gyldenlove sorensen wyoming, ohio Electrical Field Artillery Corporal (3); Sergeant {i American Institute of Electrical Engineers; President, Presbvterian Club; Yankee Club; Turn-Out; Football (4); Wrestling (4); Track (4); Second Class Finance Com- mittee; Second Class Show; As- sistant Manager, Football. HaiiER ;?(HS Spen NETOpoRpifEws, ' pU ' v ' -:: ' Mectricm y " ' Wrestling (4, 3, 2); Monogram 631 William Lee STAje6jTII___ — — -; RICHMOND, VA. Civil Field Artillery Corporal (3) ; First Sergeant ( ' 2) ; Academic Stars (4, 3, •i): American Society of Civil Engineers; Rich- mond Club; Football (4, 3, ' 2)- Wrestling (4, 3,;2); Track (4, 3, 2); Second Class Finance Committee. JlJUjJk Co ' ' M 4 JU .U- John Theurer Stevens WASHINGTON, D. C. Ciril Infantry Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Monogram Club, Vice President: Athletic Council, Vice President; American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Football (4, 3, ' •2); Mono- gram Club (3, 2); Captain Elect; Baseball (4, 3, i); Monogram Club (3). Jack Jennings Stilson hudson, mich. Civil Field Artillery Corporal (3); American Society of Civil Engineers; Yankee Club; Basket Ball (4); Baseball (4); Second Class Show. Ethan B. Stroud dallas, texas Liberal Arts Field Artillery Corporal (3); Texas Club, Secre- tary and Vice President; Floating U.; Cadet, Assistant Editor; Edi- torial Staff of Turn-Out; Bomb Co-Editor. Football (4, 3, i); Wrestling (4, 2); Golf (4, 3, 2); Second Class Finance Committee; ' 44 Hop Committee. Robert Tilghman Strudwick SALISBURY, MD. Civil Caralry Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Richmond Club; Maryland Club; Episcopal Club; Floating v.; Turn-Oiit: Second Class Fi- nance Committee; Assistant Man- ager, Wrestling; Episcopal Vestry. Johnny, Washington ' s gift to the Institute, is one of If there ever ' was a friendly boy with an overdose of original men about town. He started with Electrical but humor to hit the Institute, it was " Jack. " Xo matter slid into Civil in his second class year. " Stevo " is captain how dull the situation he could always turn it ( " to » elect of the football team and is mighty handy with a bat comedy. " Jack " was a hard worker m spite of his mirthful on the baseball diamond. Steve is another one-girl man. air, and he really carved a place out for himself m the corps and in the hearts of his Brother Rats. " Steto " " Bvll Dog " Ethan and " body beautiful " have been synonymous for three years. Many athletic activities have brought this big Texan one of the finest builds in the class. Equally thorough has been his work on the editorial staffs of the Cadet and the Turn-Out. His ability to think and express himself clearly has been invaluable in the work on this book. The class can look for great returns here. " Tilhf Many activities and a hard worker yet one of the reasons the Floating U. still floats. " Tilly " loves a good time but has kept " Bert " and " Taz " in line. Another Richmond product who has always had stripes — and lots of friends. " The Butt " " The Butt " is quite a man. His size can easily fool you. Commonly known as the classes " banker, " this mad electrician spends much of his time buitding radios to give to current flames — of which he has ' many. ' ' ' ' Johnny " J ,Pulaski " s gift to-V. 31. Irhas been warmly received here. Always ready for a faugh, " Johnny " keeps his roommates wondering what ' s going to happen next. Football and intramurals occupy most of his spare time. Academics bother him, little. Minus the temper that usually goes with . red hair, lie takes everything in stride and seldom gets excited or worried. , ' . - f a-fCt j Z Ea y-K ' ' iu J up[iv-Bn4 «fk fL■lliJ " t cT ' T is fifjrf ' tTTl ffr tvCftnira ' n ' ot pJi rf ht( l ¥i.sf« i i rti «lk;J«rif; ' htW 3 iTr u:... I :-:...-j u:.. -.r- ■ ■ ■ yk tJ J je v( ijijy -f jK ' 2V w , oW r heM. Life wilT iievt-r gi4 ftrrr (loVvij t w ! C A r»_ -y A u, oes ab( " Hrt " has been one of those cpiiet chaps who goes about his TOsiness methodically aBd ieTnlh= unob.S£rved, but always getting there. One ca»ijjiwftj -e%pect a warm smile from " Art, " even in the few minutes before B. R. C. We are going to miss him, but expect to hear fine things from him. Courtney Ryan Sund. y BETHESDA, MD. Electrical Cavalry Ambassador Club; Maryland Club; American Institute of Elec- trical Engineers; Cadet; Cross Country (4); Track (4); Second Class Show. Carroll Nelson Tate norton, va. Liberal Arts Cavalry Southwestern Virginia Club; Second Class Show 3, 2). Football (4, John Alton Tate pulaski, va. CifU Infantry Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Southwestern Virginia Club; Football (4, 3); Wrestling (4, 3, i) Second Class Show. Arthur Canning Taylor, Jr. bon air, va. Civil Cavalry Richmond Club; American So- ciety of Civil Engineers; Football w. David Neilson Tobey wausau, wis. Civil Field Artillery American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Prina Club; President, Wis- consin Club; Yankee Club; Cadet (3); Football (4); Second Class Show; Assistant Manager, Basket Ball (-2); Manager, Rat Basket Ball (1). Ezra Bouchelle Trice boligee, ala. Field Artillery Corporal (3); First Sergeant (-2); American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Cross Country (-1); Pistol (4,3). Andrew White Towxes, Jr. orlaxdo, fla. Cavalry Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Virginia Academy of Science; Florida-California Club; Cadet (Business Staff -1, 3, 2); Cross Country (4) ; Second Class Finance Committee; Second Class Show. Il _ . Daniel Mosely Ticker SLJ L chase city, va. :f T Liberal Arts Infantry I (J j Southside Virginia Club; " " ' tern Club; Cadet: ' 44 Bomb; ' Turn-Oiif. Dave is another of the " ditch-diggers ' " but his greatest interest lies along financial lines. A born business man, he occasionally finds time to relax with his favorite literary pastime — reading " Thorne Smith. " Product of Wausau, " The Playground of the North- west, " he likes sports. That personality smile wins everybody. . guy whom we all feel proud to call a Brother. " Ez " lets nothing phase him. A man of one love — and a true one. A hard worker, a born leader, dnd a true friend, as First Sergeant of " D " Company trice has kept his friends and also a high standard of discipline. " Drew " V. M. I. ' s gift to the women, Andy is the confirmed wolf of the Pre-Med set. His pet peeve is those " Damned Yankees. " A hot tripper of the light fantastic, his presence is always noted at all of the V. M. J. hops. You can ' t say anything against Florida in the presence of Andy. He is popular with the " Brothers. " " Dan " Full of fun " Dan " is always ready for a good time. A ready wielder of the pen, he has written stories and articles for all of the cadet publications. He loves to put things off ' til the last moment, but always gets things done. Liked by every one he has quite an attraction for " les belles fenimes. " - 1 ' i- v. i vo. Ta A " Mole " Every class has its " Mole " and we are proud of ours. One of the few men who plays on the " Demo " squad all the time. Off the " P. T. " road, " Dick " is a likealjle chap whose accordion playing draws crowds. " Tootie " " Tootie " is one of the fortunate " Brothers " who picked the Civil Engineering course and as a result has to work and plug all the time. Regardless of his own work, " Tootie " has found time to lend a helping hand to any of the " Brothers " and has gathered a lot of friends. " Van " " Van " is one of those one-girl men — just one at a time and not too long a time. Stripes and good grades have both been his. A true Liberal Arts, the hay calls him in the winter and the roof in the summer. A good man in an argument, he will make a fine officer. " Deacon " The " Deacon " picks up the name as a result of his religious activities which occupy much of his time. The rest is spent on school work and on the track each spring. Women are no serious problem, but he does have chronic trouble with them. RicH.iRD William Twombly WEST IIUHLEV, N. Y. Civil Cavalry American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Yankee Club; Glee Club; Track (4); Cross Country (4). M. umcE LiNWOOD Tyler, Jr. RICHMOND, V.i. Civil Infantry Corporal (3); Richmond Club; American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Golf Team. Ch.vrles Thom. s V. ndeventer dorchester, w. Liberal Arts Cavalry Corporal (3); Sergeant (i) Southwest Virginia Club; Base- ball (4, 3, i); Numerals (4); L.iWRENCE Butler Wales, Jr. NORFOLK, VA. Liberal Arts Field Artillery Sergeant (2); Football (4); Track (4, 3, 2); Episcopal Vestry; Episcopal Club; Turn-Out- Second Class Show. Ross Francis Walker FAIRFAX, VA. Electrical Cavalry Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (•J); American Institute of Elec- trical Engineers; Cheer Leader; Basket Ball (4, 3, 2); Monogram Club (3); Baseball (4, 3, i); Second Class Finance Committee. GoMBR Harris Ward KENOVA, W. VA. Chemistry Field Artillery Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (-2); Basket Ball (4, 3, " -2); Mono- gram Club (3); American Chemical Society; Yankee ' Club; Second Class Finance Committee. Joseph Turner Wahrex delaplane, va. Civil Cavalry Northern Virginia Club; Hunt Club; American Society of Civil Engineers. Edward Shephard Wasdell wilmette, ill. Civil Infantry Yankee Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Track (4, 3, i); Monogram Club (3). " Ross " is one of the best athletes in school. A free lancer as far as the girls are concerned, he definitely gets around, however. Always close to academic stars, but that electrical engineering course is a tough one. Would make a good D. C. machinery instructor right here at the Institute. " Oom r " " Hey, you tall Mister! " was the greeting " Goiner " got our rat year. It wasn ' t long before the " Mr. " disappeared, however, as a host of friends were attracted to his genteel character. " Gomer " is bound to make an efficient officer for Uncle Sam. " Joe " " Joe " has a true Virginian ' s love for horses. An ex- cellent rider, he spends a great deal of his time out on the " Farm. " Remembered in barracks as a quiet, hard worker with an aptitude for never letting things get him down. " Ed " " Ed ' s " fields have been sound thinking and a terrific broad jump. His athletic prowess brought him a Mono- gram during his third class year. . great deal of common sense has been a constant characteristic. " Gremlin " " Chink " is the quiet gentleman whom the l)oys love to kid. With quite a name for himself among the women, he has been known to write eight letters a da} and get answers for all of them. Says he is going out of circulation on May SSd. " Bobbie " The conservative side of a hell-raising room, " Robbin " led quite a life. Varsity basket ball and intramurals for the " pebble-pushers " were his athletics. Quiet and de- pendable and full of likeable qualities, " Bobbie " will be remembered by all. " Weather-Bottom " A V. M. I. man through and through, " H. B. " always has a joke or a story ready. His snappy comebacks tormented " Doc. " His luck with the women is varying. He ' s an " I ' d rather drive a truck " cavajryman. " Pat " Commonly called " Tojo " much to his disgust and chagrin, this little fellow from Shanghai has been taken to heart by all the " Brothers " — in fact, the whole school. Pat is an indefatigable worker and a " brow " in Liberal Arts. Infantry American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Prina Club; Assistant Manager, Baseball. Corporal (3); Sergeant (i); American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Cadet; Basket Ball (4, 3, i Numerals (4); Second Class Show Howard B. con Weatherford, Jr. richmond, va. Pre-Medical Cavalry Richmond Club; Virginia . cademy of Science; Assistant Manager, Rat Wrestling; Second Class Show. Patrick H. Wen shanghai, china Liberal Arts Field Artillery C ' " Guzzling Giix " A " Brother " from one of our favorite summer spots, Gus knows us all as " Chief. " His straightforward attitude has brought him into favor with many. The stripes have been on and off. An everlasting friend, " Gus " is a pal of us will miss. " Tommy " Tommy " is one of those boys who does anything he attempts well. His principal interests seem to lie along financial lines as he is on the business staff of everything in school. A hard worker, " Tommy " is always in a hurry. Quiet around those he does not know well, but friendly to all. Eldridge Augustus White- hurst VIRGIXH BE.iCH, V.l. Civil Field Artillery Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Academic Stars (3, ' 2). lORTON C. LLOWHILL WiLHELM RO. XOKE, V . Pre-Medical Cavalry Corporal (3); Sergeant (2) Virginia Academv of Science Roanoke Club; Track (4, 3, 2) Cross Country (4, 3, 2); Second Class Finance Committee. Thom. s Ev. n richmond, v. . Civil Cavalry Sergeant (2); Richmond Club; American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Prina Club: Cadet; Business Manager, Tiirn-Out; Business Manager, Second Class Show; Finance Committee; Hop Com- mittee. Harry Minor Wilson, Jr. ch. rlottes lle, v. . Chemistry Infantry Northern Virgi ijii Club: Metho- dist Club; A ' tiericaTi Chemical Societv. • " ' .( 1-A- ' i) ' } im. • " Kaiser " " M. C. " will always be remembered for his hard- working, serious attitude. A capable pre-med, he has shown himself a good business man in his patient handling of the corsage situation for two years. An ardent track man. " Minor " Loyal to Farmville and faithful to Butch " s chemistry department, " Minor " is set up for success in both fields. A " pcblile pusher " from " B " Company and proud of it, he is glad to get a chance to keep . dolph ' s dreams from interrupting him. " T. C. " " You can take the boy out of Hampton, but you can ' t take Hampton out of the boy. " He knew his " stripes " as well as the slums and could mix with them all. Taylor loves fun and usually has it, whether on one of those " authorized " week-ends or in barracks. He will be long rememVjered for that cheery smile. I ' M. j fA -X " " i IS one of . . where itlyin his boots and spurs, " Teddy the few infantrymen to belong to the horsy set he made quite a name for himself at polo. A quiet un- assuming mini whose dry wit and sane philosophy have made a hit. " Woody " One of the more quiet brothers, Ray has really put out in military life. The Civil Department keeps him busy, but he leads them a merry chase. A steady worker, he ' ll prove good news to Uncle Sam. " Col. Boh " The " Colonel, " noted for his bi rracksphilcraophy, has been dragged through hell and hiafi watertjji- the Electrical Engineering department. In spnte of rt ijl -lie fomes up smiling witli-a bit o subtje lin g»ir lie wijl e remembered as a ti ' ue " yf iemLof alL-Vft ' o knew him. Taylor CnRisTiAN JjyiLSON, Jr. HAMPTOS, VA. Civil Cavalry Corporal (3); American Society of Civil Engineers; Wrestling (4); Baseball (4); Second Class. Show. Theodore Minton Wilson lake forest, ill. Civil Infantry Yankee Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Pistol Team; Polo Team; Second Class Show. Ra tmond Hernd OODALL, Jr. SANDS ' rt , VA. J Civil (W FiddjAriiUerij Corporah- (3);i Sargeant ii); ArmfiftaiV Society r Civil Engi- neers; |lWchniosdi Club; Presby teridnU, " lub. Charles Thomas Yancey waynesboro, va. Uectrical Field Artillery Shenandoah Valley Club; Cadet. Connected With The Second Class Show Politics Hauuy Easterly President of Second Class The Magazine Lloyd Coukan Editor of the ••Turn-Out ' The Military The Newspaper Ethan Stroud Editor of ' Cadet " Basket Ball Ross Walker Captain It Happened During . . . Our Rot- Year 1. they ' d only known then! 2. Mi.sto Martin in the Rat Line. 3. After the " thirds " got through. 4. Mullen on the ball. 5. Ellett returns from his " first " furlough. 6. Room IfOS poses formally . 7. The " Blue Boy. " 8. Finals drill, lOil. 9. The pause thai refreshed, spring hike. 10. At left shoulder arms. 11. Both hahes of the cavalry take a diji. Our Rat Year 12. More innocents arrive. 13. Joe, Tommy, and Jungle relax. 14. They ' i e both aged since then. 15. Travel directions in full view. 16. Up the last mile to freedom, 17. Some of the " boys. " 18. Re sults of the " Galliford " makeovers. 19. Inspections, spring hike. 20. Characteristic pose in iiS. 21. The camp .site. 22. A favorite pastime, anyiuhere Our Third Class Year 1. Gunga Din fights fires. 2. Two " Eager " Corporals — Andy and Ton 3. One of Ashbi ' s girls. 4. Bob " Does " get around. 5. Johnny looks mad. 6. The abode of the former " J. C. " 7. A " trained " chemist concentrates. 8. ii-onder? !). " For he ' s a jolly good fellow ... " 10. Johnny MUST hare had a jiroblcin. 11. Right in the room, too. -2. Damn those thirds, wherc ' s my hay? Vi. Isn ' t she " bootyfulr " 1. Move, you Rats! 2. Lieutenant Nichols and date. 3. Second-class show. 4. Cavalry passes at a gallop. 5. ' Tims the night before Christmas and God what a racket. 6. After church. 1. Take your name around tonight ' uz: Maris boys. 9. Ah, wonderfid second-class privilege. 10. Whafs the best state in the union, Misto? 11. Wrinkle that blasted chin. Rat! U. Off to the fourth stoop. 13. Bullet Bill. Our Second Class Year 1. Drill, with the " Seconds " in i-ommand. 2. Stonewall reviews the Corps. 3. A quiet New Year ' s Eve gathering. i. Some went through it all over again. 5. Dirk ' tahes the obstacle conrse wall. 6. Otie guess as to what ' s going on. 7. 305 monopolizes guard dnty. S. Bill, Ethan, and December ' s trwl: conrog. i). Conrtneg at the .iwitchboard. lU. " Coop, ", and Hag ride the rear. Our Second Ciass Year Everyone s off line but me! Quite a rhanc e from tlie old close order. " Point " and " Bine Boy " rompnreil. Roanoke and the I ' . P. I. f anie. The four grey walls yet a white floor. " Bra Rat " Roxbury in action. Certy they ' re .mtjer — r o ahead! " How many days ' till Chri.itmas, Mi.Kter? ' The " Docs ani Dodos Club. " It must h ' lte tnen lomiietitire drill. Gtlhim brnu s in a ft it misijiiided souls. " Spots hail a biisi day. " Ihoslie ' reieals a professional touch. Our Second Class Year The parapet. Going to dinner. The Commandant trying to do aimy leith this. Ah, Fill it up! Now fly. That hundred dollar kiss. Get into it, Misto! 8. Pee Wee takes a strech. 9. Jack ' s just a wit. 10. 77 raise ya fire and call ya. 11. This is the Institute, Misto Jones. IJ. Delicious food is scrred here! 13. Return from bread and water diet. Our Second Class Year 1. Ojf to Ingel ' s black hole. •2. One day of mechanized action. 3. " C " Company ' s guard team. 4. " Sir, B Company reports for competitive drill. " 5. Riggin puts one across the plate. 6. This gang always was unpredictable. " Where are you from, Mider? " Stars and stripes in the slums. Three ' s a crowd. Where do you suppose they ' ve been? Number one adjust, aiming point House Mountain. These Were With Us . . . In the course of three years, ' 44 dropped some seventy-eight " Brothers " along the way. Our rat year we lost a good number. While we were " thirds " the academic ax fell with vigour. This year we felt the full effect of the war as many left to go into the services. Whatever their reason for leaving — transfer, academic troubles, or the war — they are still counted among the " Brothers, " and from those who have stayed on, the best of luck to: G. M. Alexander, Jr. J. G. Allen, Jr. R. P. Allen W. N. Ball J. I. Beale III F. Bell III S. Bennett II J. P. Benzie B. W. Brooks C. P. Brown G. A. Caldwell J. B. Casey, Jr. B. J. Cate J. S. Clark, Jr. F. A. Collins, Jr. J. L. Cooper G. A. Crane, Jr. J. H. Cross D. D. Davis, Jr. R. I. DeWitt C. T. Dorset J. A. DOUMAR R. C. DUMM J. W. Dunham J. T. Dunn F. W. ElCHORN H. S. Emison, Jr. F. W. Eubank R. S. Ferreira W. T. H. Galliford, Jr. W. J. Garner, Jr. C. M. GiBBS, Jr. R. W. Gibson R. A. GORDER C. J. Haan J. D. Hammond, Jr. E. P. Hazen C. R. Joyce L. J. K1RKH.A.M, Jr. E. H. Knight W. J. KuppER, Jr. W. R. Lindsay J. K. McAdams R. P. McKlNNON p. W. Manly R. J. Marshall G. W. Mattern D. P. McCarty F. S. Moore J. INIULLEN, Jr. H. L. Myers P. C. Nichols W. R. Nichols H. T. Odom J. L. Perkins T. A. Perkinson W. M. Reed J. H. Renton A. C. Richardson R. B. Roberts J. S. Rowland N. N. Smeloff W. J. Smith L. M. Snow V. R. Stell D. C. Stuart J. A. Sltmmers R. L. Thompson, Jr. G. J. Tompkins H. N. Tyler, Jr. W. W. Waddell W. E. Waltz J. H. White J. P. Williams W. : I. Wolfe R. K. AVright N. F. Young D. H. YOLTNG I N G I G U R E Ring Figure, that long-awaited dance set, finally arrived in November, 1942. At last our turn had come to bestow that coveted kiss and to wear a class ring which we think is second to none in beauty. The gym was deco- rated in its most gorgeous attire and the huge, symbolic ring of gold was hung in the middle of the dance floor. Our big- name band was Bobby Byrnes and as he be- gan playing " Night and Day " the class entered the gym. Any of those R. F. D. ' s. could have been a beauty contest winner. They all wore white evening dresses and carried an armful of roses. AVe wore our mess jackets and capes for the first time. The figure was a simple one, but it was executed perfectly — thanks to three weeks of practice with " rat " dates. Hearts began to beat a little faster as the rose-covered arches were placed on the floor. Under the arch our dates put THE RING on our finger and some of us put a miniature on theirs. Then came THAT KISS. Two and a half years and one hundred dollars went into it. Yes, Ring Figure still seems to be the highlight of our three years here at the Institute. It is some- thing we will never forget. =» a«sfe: ' FINANCE COMMITTEE McVeigh, Chambers, Williams, Lawson, Stagg, Lockwood, Walker, Clark, Sorenson, Strudwick, Peyton, T] ' ard, Bowers, Ratrie, Martenstein, Oillum, Mullen, Stroud, Hull, Piggott, Meade, Boioden, Totmes, Ellett The Second Class Finance Committee is elected at the close of the third class year. The com- mittee is in charge of practically all of the business transacted in barracks. Such things as stationery, flowers, class rings, magazines, newspapers, and calendars are handled by the committee. This year the committee has done a particularly successful job. Bill Lawson as chairman and Burr Piggott as treasurer have proved themselves very capable. SECOND CLASS SHOW The Second Class Show under the capable direction of " Red " Inglis and assistants was one of the most successful in years. The nature of the show — a variety affair — gave a lot of the gang a chance to exhibit their talent (5). Dainty " chorines " (1) were extremely versatile. Virginia Nicely handled the vocals on " Chick " Gordon ' s fine music with a professional touch {i}. Mclntyre, Wilson, and a host of stooges kept the ball rolling with their antics (3, 4, 8). A bevy of beauties from Southern Seminary provided the necessary feminine appeal (5, 6, 7). All in all it was an undertaking that the class could be very proud of. The Commanders — Almost exclusively a second class organization, the band under Jules Atkins and " Ziggy " Freeman were booked steadily here at school and about the state. Their music has been better than many of the so-called pro- fessional bands that have played here at V. M. I. m i ' Monogram Men ROPER Wrestling, Track RUSH Swimming SHERRARD Wrestling, Track EASTERLY Track WASDELL Track MclNTYRE Football, Basket Ball WARD Basket Ball HULL Wrestling STEVENS Football, Baseball SPENSER Wrestling MATHEWS Swimming GRANGER Wrestling SEAY Football MARKS Football JOHNSTON Track DUCKO Football, Track WALKER Basket Ball, Baseball IRWIN Basket Ball ON THE VARSITY SQUADS BASKET BALL Layman, Schmidt, Watt, Irwin, Walker, Mclntyre, Ward, Bain (Manager) WRESTLING Boii-den, lieay, Stroud, Marks, Tate, Sherrard, Hull, Burnham, Spenser, Roper (Captain), Granger, Stagg, Fears (Manager) Vandeventer, Walker, Lindsey, Moses, Wilson € FOOTBALL Short, Mueller, Mtillen, Dvcko, Gianelloni, Roper, Easterly, Seay, Stagg, Stroud, Tate, J. A., King, Marks, Stevens (Captain), Mclntyre, Tate, C. N., Colonna, Manager Clark, Ryland, Wasdell, Merchant, Layman, Sherrard, Easterly, Johnston, Halman, Wilhelm, Wales McVeigh, Dvcko, Colonna, Marks, Colonel Read, Coach ■Cag ?gJ fr!Ss:vi MINOR SPORTS The class was well represented in all of the minor sports and activities as well as those of major importatice these three years. A fondness for riding attracted many of the " brothers " to the Hunt Club and its periodic hunts on White ' s Farm or as guests at one of the cluljs about the State. Shots (1, 3, 4 and 5) show some of the gang in action out there. On the polo team Tom Fletcher, representing the class, was by far the finest player and one of the best to come to the Institute in years. Tom picked up his polo-playing al)ility on army fields near his home in the Philippines. The swimming team also had its share of " seconds. " Nichols, Bob Mathews, Ed English, and Blinn Rush were snapped in (6) at the pool ' s edge. Bob and Blinn were both Monogram winners in the sport. Harvey Sadow and .linnny I.amli were among the regular fencers. Sadow is captain of next year ' s team. While golf and tennis had an equally representative following, both sports fell as war victims during iS. Any compliments which this book may be entitled to are due largely to Jim Hull and Peyton Gish. Without their untiring effort and labor on the business end of the book the ' 44 Bomb would never have become a reality. To both we extend our sincerest thanks. For patient, skillful, conscientious photographic work George Poos has been tops. And to Colonel John Fuller we owe a debt of gratitude for advice and aid. Many thanks, also, to all others who have given time and cooperation in these past months. It is our fondest wish that the ' 44 Bomb may serve as a more than adequate memory of these years at V. M. I. The Editors A 7i4e Oii iitide WiU lie Jfea ixuk , . rr IN successfully fuHillmg ihe requi.emeols of ihe modem College ' Annual Staff we ha.e combined a comprehensive and srstemallc servicing program with that high standard of quality So essential irt the production of fine yearbooks. Lynchburg engraved annuals are built by an organiialion speclaliilng on school annuals evclusively, thereby assuring each staff of the personal and intelligent assistance so necessary in the planning and designing of a truly satisfactory book. LYNCHBURG ENGRAVING ■COMPANY- LYNCHBURG • VIRGINIA Cf rtilidUjiA af Cf €±t€A nniuxl - ANDRE STUDIO LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA MORE than ever before, quality has become an important factor in College Annuals. Everything to express skill, technique, artistry, is revealed in our prints. They are the only material proof of our ability, and only visible evidence of the value of our photographs and workmanship. OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR 1944 " BOMB " VIRGINIA ASPHALT PAVING COMPANY ROANOKE, VA. and PETERSBURG, VA. Compliments of The Citizens National Bank of Petersburg, Virginia RESOURCES OVER EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS PHILIP R. ROPER President PAUL ROPER Vice President PHILIP R. ROPER Secretary-Treasurer (V. M. I. ' 34) COMPLIMENTS OF ROPER BROTHERS LUMBER COMPANY, Inc. PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA Compliments of J. V. BICKFORD INCORPORATED Hampton, Virginia Compliments of POWER ' S NEWS STORE Petersburg, Virginia Blackwell Smith Drug Store ' The Best of Everything ' Corner Washington and South Sts. Phone 575 Petersburg, Virginia " We Sell the Earth " • w. P. Johnson w. p. Johnson, Jr. Petersburg, Virginia COMPLIMENTS HIGHWAY MACHINERY AND SUPPLY COMPANY, Inc. 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Richmond, X ' irginia Compl iments of LUCK and BLACK LUCK CONSTRUCTION COMPANY RICHMOND, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS NEW COLONIAL HOTEL 15th and M Streets, N. W. WASHINGTON, D. C. Telephone District-3436 S. W. KeeSEE, General Manager V . M. I. Rings Manufactured by HERFF-JONES COMPANY Indianapolis, Indiana Official Jewelers for 1944 and 1945 Classes Virginia Representative JAMES L. DECK 4004 Kensington Avenue Richmond, Virginia COMPLIMENTS OF SUNNYSIDE GRANITE COMPANY, Inc. AND BOSCOBEL GRANITE COMPANY RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Tabb, Brockenbrough Ragland Insurance — All Lines Richmond, Virginia iioi East Main St. Dial 2-6546 Quality Luggage Petersburg, Virginia Largest Luggage Manufacturing Plants in the United States Now Almost Wholly Devoted to the War Effort BUY WAR BONDS Seward Trunk Bag Co. Petersburg, Virginia Thos. L. Alfriend Son AND Claiborne, Goodridge Goddin General Insurance 610 Mutual Building Richmond, Virginia The Military Department of the A. N. Trading Co. Salutes V. M. I. • LUCK GOLDBERG 8th and D Streets, N. W. Washington, D. C. " Correct Military Outfitters " WE WISH TO EXPRESS OUR SINCERE APPRECIATION OF THE FOLLOWING Who h lave Helped a Great Deal in Making This " WAR BOMB " Possible Our Friends in Petersburg Mr. W. W. Grave Our Friends in Norfolk, Virginia Mr. H. L. Lindsay Our Friends in Richmond, Virginia Mr. George T. Gray, Class of ' Tl Mr. Tazewell T. Huburd, Class of ' 22 AV ' . P. 1. Friend Our Friends in Washington Our Friends in New York Our Friends in Newport News Our Friends in Hampton COMPLIMENTS HOPKINS TAILORING CO. BALTIMORE, MD. CUSTOM TAILORED UNIFORMS Since i8qq t; A Warm Welcome Awaits S You at the Ebbitt Hotel ' ' -5 Tenth and H Streets, N. W. ■• Washington, D. C. ,mi e 5 W] Rte . gffi g ffi, i y iivIe fi ,;,ea n| f@ George C. Clarke is ' " -m Owner and General Manager FOR VICTORY CROPS Faced with a farm labor shortage, farmers need all the good fertilizers they can get for their crops. 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