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' mM t-p I I . ■ . ■• Wa u« 11 NINETEEN MM N N U Ai II I C A T I O N OF THE CORPS OF CADETS 0f| R G I N I A M I L I E X i N G T O N ,4 Lhe Editors of the 1948 Bomb feel that they are privileged to record herein the close of one successful regime and what promises to be an even more successful era in the glorious historj of the Virginia Military Institute. So it is w ith pride in our hearts that we, the Editors, dedicate this 1948 Bomb to Lieutenant General Kilbourne and Major General Marshall — two men of character whose record of devotion to duty can hardly be equalled. To General Kilbourne, for his unceasing efforts to maintain the high standards of the In- stitute, particularly during the past war. To General Marshall, for under his guiding hand, we expect the Institute to rise to a newer and greater peak of achievement. IS WE LOOK FORWARH Z £ h ' 5 lumjjj www V7 TO THE FUTURE THE V. M. I. FOUNDATION, Inc. The Virg ' nia Military Institute now stands on the threshold of a new era. Along with an expanding and steadily improving physical plant, for the first time in its history a permanent organization, the V. M. I. Foundation, Inc., independent of V. M. I. but directed by V. M. I. men representing its alumni, its Board of Visitors and its faculty, is actively engaged in the essential task of raising for the Institute a real and adequate endowment. By building such an endowment for V. M. I., the Foundation will play a large part in the future of this great institution in helping it to maintain its famous traditions of service to state and nation in peace and in war, and in insuring its progress in years to come. OUR VISION IS TOWARD THE FUTURE— TOWARD A BETTER]V. M. I. VI, 1 w I a snq The Inauguration of Major General Richard JacqueHn Marshall as the seventh Superintendent of V. M. I. marked the close of a great chapter of leadership by Lieutenant General Charles E. Kil- bourne and initiated an era of reconversion and improvement for the glorious future which awaits the Institute. This significant ceremony, which occurred on June 11, 1946, will long be remembered by the cadets who were members of the Corps and also by the faculty, alumni and guests of the school who were privileged to be present on the historic occasion. On Monday, June 10, the Corps of Cadets staged a snappy parade and review for the Honorable William M. Tuck, Governor of Virginia. Prior to the review. Governor Tuck was met in Lexington and accompanied to the Institute by a mounted escort. The Pre-Inaugural Program in Jackson Memorial Hall on the morning of June 11th included addresses by Governor Tuck, Dr. Douglas Southall Freeman, distinguished Richmond editor and historian, and Captain Lawrence W. H. Peyton, President of the Board of Visitors. The indoor ceremonies opened with the invocation by the Reverend James J. Murray, of the Lexington Presbyterian Church. Governor Tuck, who introduced Dr. Freeman and Captain Peyton, joined in the tribute to the old and new superintendents. He remarked that " All Virginia takes pride in the occasion marking the close of a great chapter in General Kilbourne ' s service to Virginia, the nation, and the Institute. " General Dwight D. Eisenhower, present Army Chief of Staff, extended his best wishes and declared that he was sure that " V. M. I. ' s future role of producing leaders thoroughly trained in complete citizen- ship will be no less vital to the nation than in her glorious past. " Among the many prominent officials on hand for the ceremony were Major General Manton S. Eddy, Commanding General of the Third Service Command; Brigadier General S. Gardner Waller, Adjutant General of Virginia, members of the General xA.ssembly, and others prominent in state affairs. Representa- tives of a number of other colleges also were present. General INIarshall paid tribute to his predecessor and spoke of V. M. I. ' s outstanding contribution to the national effort in World War II. He said that " civilians whose prior education and training at V. M. I. enabled them to step into command and staff positions in the armed forces had proven a contribution of almost incalculable value. " Dr. Freeman, entitling his address, " The Rightness of V. M. I., " said that the Institute was eminently right in name, leadership and morale. Calling for the continuation of V. M. I. as essentially a Virginia institution, and also fundamentally military, Dr. Freeman declared: " I do not believe there has been mistaken leadership in all the 107 years of V. M. I. history. We are very fortunate in the man we ' ve had and no less fortunate in the man we ' re installing. " He recalled that the superintendents of V. ] I. I. all had been professional or semi-professional soldiers, and mentioned the distinguished record of V. M. I. students in the nation ' s military history, and their high esprit de corps. " Thus, " he said, " the rightness of V. M. I. is demonstrated in all its phases. " Following the introduction of the Superintendent, the gathering assembled on the parade ground for the review and change of command. The trim Cadet Corps in full-dress uniform moved smartly past the reviewing stand, and a moment later an exchange of salutes and a handclasp marked the opening of a new administration. BOOK ONE The Institute BOOK TWO The Corps BOOK THREE ? " ' •,■■■ The Classes " i BOOK FOUR ' The Athletics 1 BOOK FIVE i: ;d The Activities ? sN t : V,. A T MIDNIGHT on May 10, ISei, the long roll of the drums summoned every Cadet to arms, as the Corps of V. M. I. prepared for what was to be its greatest role in the War Between the States. In the months of the war preceding that ominous, yet glorious date, the Cadet Corps had done its part by training Southern recruits at Camp Lee. Then, early in " 64 when Sigel and Banks began Northern operations in the Valley of Virginia, General Francis H. Smith, superintendent at that time, offered the services of the entire Corps of Cadets to General Robert E. Lee. The initial orders to General Smith were to hold himself and his command in readiness. Early in the morning on the 10th, the Cadets prepared for the long march to New Market, where they were to enter under the command of General Breckinridge. Before starting out, the Corps marched to the Lexington Cemetery, where General " Stonewall " Jackson had been buried; his prophetic words of the year before at Chancellorsville, " The Virginia Military Institute will be heard from today, " re- doubled their courage. After two days marching, the battalion reached Staunton and by the fourteenth of May were encamped near New Market. The early morning hours of the 15th brought continual rain and deep mud; nevertheless, the Corps began a forced march to Shirley ' s Hill, where it took its battle position in the center of the second line, between the 22d and 62d Virginia Regiments. An attack was launched notwithstanding heavy Federal artillery fire, and the center of the front line was soon disorganized. However, the Cadets plugged the gap and began moving down Shirley ' s Hill, across the ravine and up the opposite slope, con- stantly being ripped by artillery and small arms fire. In spite of heavy casualties the grey line swept onward, past the Burgeman house, and down into the orchard, where Colonel Shipp, the Commandant, fell wounded, leaving the command to Captain Henry A. Wise. As yet, the Cadets had not fired a shot, but at this point they rushed forward to take the place of Colonel Wharton ' s regiment, which had been decimated by Federal artillery fire. With fi. ed bayonets the Cadets charged into the mouths of the roaring cannon, overran Captain Von Kleiser ' s battery, captured the guns, and by reducing the withering enemy artillery fire, made certain the victory of the Con- federate troops that day. Pm-suit of Sigel was halted by General Breckinridge, who rode up to the Cadets, raised his hat, and shouted: " Young gentlemen, I have you to thank for the result of today ' s operations. " THE IMSTIT TE JACKSON MEMORIAL HALL JACKSON STATUE CROZET HALL , ' ■,-iS ' »-ii Htesj i?:- mj ib :,„ .. ■ ,; 1 1 1 SV tfJfH ' wl ' f. m A ' ' -mH$ - I BH l l ! ' ' " S M S|fl :. P :•; — - ' " - ' " ■ ■■ -; -•.. ...,, - , ■J •■ ' 1 ' ' " " ii t. V i tl W " ' - li " • ' H W--;3R, , :i 1 r PRESTON LIBRARY NICHOLS ENGINEERING BUILDING y ■ f -. - " ' « i jir ! I " N ■B j 1 ' tfn 1 - t ■■ ill vM K..... ' 3?.... ?l Hfl j[ itl ' ' S jC " ■% x? - ' .N £! " f VIRGINIA MOURNING HER DEAD HIS EXCELLENCY, WILLL M MUMFORD TUCK Governor of Virginia MAJOR GENERAL RICHARD JACQUELIN MARSHALL Superintendent THE BOARD OF VISITORS John M. Camp Franklin, Virginia James S. Easley Halifax, Virginia John C. Hagan Norfolk, Virginia Charles M. Hunter Pounding Mill, Virginia Jay W. Johns Charlottesville, Virginia W. Marshall King Richmond, Virginia General George C. Marshall Leesburg, Virginia General Richard J. Marshall Lexington, Virginia Lawrence W. H. Peyton Staunton, Virginia A. Willis Robertson Washington, Virginia E. AsHTON Sale Martinsville, Virginia W. Irvine Whitefield Roanoke, Virginia MEMBERS OF THE BOARD EX OFFICIO S. Gardner Waller Adjutant General of Virginia Richmond, Virginia G. Tyler Miller Swperintendent of Public Instruction Richmond, Virginia OFFICERS OF THE BOARD Lawrence W. H. Peyton, President, Staunton, Virginia J. Harry Ebeling, Secretary, Lexington, Virginia Sitting: Mr. Camp, Mr. Easley, Mr. Peyton, General R. J. Marshall, Mr. Waller Standing: Mr. King, Mr. Hagan, Mr. Whitefield, Mr. Sale, Mr. Johns, Mr. Hunter, Major Ebeling Not Present: General G. C. Marshall, Mr. Robertson, Mr. Miller ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Brigadier General Stewart W. Anderson Academic Executive Colonel William Couper Historiographer Colonel Oliver B. Bucher Commandant of Cadets Lieutenant Colonel F. H. Barksdale Executive Officer Standing: Lieutenant Colonel Dillard, Lieutenant Colonel Tutwiler, Major Lipsccmbe, Captain Darisson Sitting: Colonel Carroll, Colonel Bates, Colonel H unlet . Colonel Dixon, Colonel Fuller Department of Liberal Arts The Liberal Arts Department is chiefly concerned with the cultural development of the Cadets who pursue this course. Intellectual advancement and its accompanying refinement of tastes and broadening of vision is the chief goal of the Liberal Artist. The instructors endeavor to guide their pupils in the right direction, not only by giving them classroom aid and instruction, but also by advising them in their plans for the future. The thoughts and ideas of men, the most interesting and powerful of all the forces in life, are brought to the attention of the Cadets in this course. By studying the thoughts and works of the past masters and also of the outstanding figures of our present time, the Liberal Artist is afforded a broad basis for either immediate employment or more advanced study. Under the guidance of their instructors, the Liberal Artists are given numerous opportunities to improve their self-expression, development of ideas, and all of the many qualities that join to produce a man who is a worthy graduate of one of the outstanding institutions of higher learning in our country. Department of Electrical Engineering " All you have to do is study until taps. Why, when I was young and working, I didn ' t leave the plant on cold winter mornings until 3:26 — and then had to walk two miles home. " Thus " The Butt " encourages his class on the future of an embryo Electrical Elngineer. But all is not so simple as studying until taps — long into the night, interrupted frequently by, " The Man says to get those lights out. " The hopefuls generate currents, get efficiencies of 110%, and lead where they should lag, before arriving at feasible conclusions to their many problems. Then, with eyes like two burnt holes in a mattress, the boys must face " Lightnin ' Bill " at 0800 and go to the board only to hear — " Five, five, five, five. " (Stop, that ' s enough!) One period later, out come the ear trumpets, as the Electricals tiptoe into the " Senator ' s " classroom, bound with rugged determination to hear this one lecture, at least. But on the serious side, the E. E. Department has done a fine job in the past in preparing the Electrical Engineers of V. M. I. to take their rightful place with the best the world has to off ' er; and it is assured that those graduating year after year in the future will have been given the same boost toward the top. Stwding: Colonel Hamison, Colonel Trinlde, Lieutenant Colonel Home Sitting: General Anderson [29] Standing: Lieutenant Colonel II elle . Major Lancaster Sitting : Colonel Millner, Colonel Moseley, Colonel Edwards Department of Foreign Languages The Department of Foreign Languages, headed by Colonel T. A. E. Moseley, is charged with giving each Cadet a working knowledge of at least one modern foreign language during his stay at the Institute. Some foreign language is required for men of all courses during their fourth and third class years, but the choice of whether to take French, Spanish or German rests with the individual Cadet. Language study is required during the second and first class years only for men taking the Liberal Arts or Pre-Medical courses. The context of the courses varies with the academic year and course of study of the men in the language sections. Some of the courses are purely scientific, and some purely literary, while others take up the conversational aspects of the language. The over-all object of all the courses, however, is ' to provide each man with the type of knowledge of language which will be of most benefit to him in his future life ' s work. Department of Mathematics The requirements of each Cadet ' s mathematics courses probably take up more time than any other during his first year at the Institute. This is understandable, however, since the funda- mentals of almost all of the engineering courses are based on mathematical reasoning, and other courses also find mathematical precepts useful, if not vitally necessary tools with which to work. Half of the eight mathematics courses offered at V. M. I. are required subjects for all Cadets during the fourth class year. The remaining four — differential and integral calculus, differential equations and E. E. calculations — are required only for certain of the scientific courses. Each mathematical subject is taken up with the end in mind of giving each Cadet taking the course a useful working instrument for all of his future study. Colonel B. D. Mayo has headed the department since 1932, and he and his staff have always shown great patience and remarkable interest in the progress of the individuals under their instruc- tion. Although they teach some of the most difficult courses in V. M. I. ' s curricula, their methods are such that the subject matter of each course remains with the student throughout his cadetship. nr HIT iw wr HIT IE III 11 Ml !|| II ifl ni r- r Standing: Mr. Smnson, Mr. Lee, Mr. Hunter Sitting: Lieutenant Colonel Clarkson, Colonel Byrne, Colonel Mayo, Colonel Purdy, Major Potter [31] Standing: Mr. Peters, Mr. Rhode. ' : Sitting: Colonel Heflin, Lieutenant Colonel Wearer Department of Physics The astounding developments of the past few years in the realm of physical law and science have made a close study of this subject a more important part of the curricula of V. M. I. than ever before. At least a general knowledge of the education of any man, no matter what his chosen occupation may be. Probably the chief difficulty in teaching any course of Physics is the problem of proving the laws of the textbook and giving to the course an air of reality and practicality. In some areas of Physics, such as Mechanics and Sound, this problem is not such a great one; however, as the courses become more advanced and delve into the mysteries of such things as Light and Nuclear Physics, the problem becomes increasingly difficult. The members of the staff of the Physics Department, which is headed by Colonel Heflin, have succeeded in so arranging their courses that this air of reality is present throughout the period of study, and the interest of each Cadet is secured at the beginning of the term and held until the very end. The Physics Department can point with justifiable pride, not only to former members like Maury and Jackson, but to its present staff, who are proving highly capable bearers of the standards raised by their predecessors. Department of Chemistry " I ' ve seen men . . . " Yes, it ' s the department of amazing truths, deadhnes and repeats where under the capable leadership of " Les, " " Butch, " " Squeek " and " Rocks, " the struggling Chemists and Pre-Meds seek for the " max, " which too often turns out to be a two. The aim of the Chemistry Department is to lay a firm foundation for all those men who have in mind a career in chemical research, commercial chemical work, and medicine. The instructors endeavor to instill into the future Chemists true scientific attainment in the realm of chemistry and they make every effort to produce men who are tolerant of the work of others, who are capable of impressing any group, and especially who are fitted to make their way in the world of chemistry. Aside from all the knowledge obtained from books the young Chemists find that they owe much to the splendid instructors who have taught them in their chosen field. Standing: Captain Boyer, Dr. Harvey, Captain Heller, Lieutenant Pickral Sitting: Colonel Ritchie, Colonel Carroll, Colonel Steidtman, Colonel German, Major [33] Standing: Mr. Buying, Captain Dohyns, Captain McDonovgli, Lievtenant Morgan Sitting: Colonel Boykin, Colonel Marr, Lieutenant Colonel Mann Department of Civil Engineerin! The Department of Civil Engineering is the oldest and largest academic department of the Institute, and by virtue of these two facts is also probably the best known to outsiders. It was established with the founding of the Institute in 1839, and has been alive and growing ever since. It is from this department that seekers after knowledge can learn the answers to questions on how to build highways and bridges, how to tell John Q. Public whether he ' s living on his own land or on another ' s, and whether his house is made of brick or wood (thanks to Materials of Con- struction), provided he seeks hard enough. The powers that be of this department are said to be givers of the " easy max, " but this is definitely not always the case. Many indeed are the two ' s and five ' s which have come from the pens of " Bootie " and " Phil. " The department has been headed since 1941 by Colonel R. A. Marr. Colonel Marr is well known in engineering circles throughout the state, and he is active in transferring the influence of his contacts and knowledge to his students, both through classroom work and through the regular monthly meetings of the V. M. I. Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil En- gineers. Colonel Marr and his entire staff deserve much credit for their methods of instruction, for the interest they take in the individual, and for the feeling of pride in the profession and personal competence which they are constantly striving to instill in their students. ii ilSiiiiiMlliii« „ ■..■. -» -■: s ■■ ' ■■■■ ' fih ' ■ ' W ;wi;-. -- ' ,«»•!; ' • sr- - Jfe • !». ' 7f - " ' - ' t -v - ' . - .■: T. HE four castellated walls within which all V. M. I. Cadets live for four years are the result of some seventy-three years of intermittent building and rebuilding. The first part of the present barracks building to be built was the south side section. It was completed in 1851, and included 40 cadet rooms, two society (meeting) halls, and several classrooms. Its familiar four-stoop pattern set the precedent for design of additions, as will be shown later. The barracks stood in the form of a sout h facade and two wings until June 12, 1864, when General David Hunter attacked and burned the Institute. Work on the rebuilding of the Institute started in 1865, but progressed slowly. By 1868, however, the reconstruction had proceeded to such a point that a corps of 280, one of the largest in history, could be enrolled. Cadets of this corps lived in the rear section of the east wing which, though incomplete and unused before the war, had suffered little from Hunter ' s raid, and was quickly finished. Little or no actual work on the barracks building itself was done between 1870 and 189 ' 2, when construction was begun on the first memorial assembly hall. The Iniilding comprised the entire north half of the west side of barracks and stood until 1916, when it was razed to the courtyard level to provide for additional cadet rooms. In 1899, plans were made public for the construction of an academic building on the north side of the quadrangle. This building, which was a memorial to General F. H. Smith, was built at the turn of the century and provided better classrooms and laboratories than any previously used. It was razed in 1923, and cadet rooms were l)uilt to complete the barracks square. The barracks as it is today was completed during 1936 and 1937. It is impossible to tell a detailed story of the building and rebuilding of the barracks without going into volumes. It is hoped that the brief outline presented here will show the progress which has been made over the years and which, it is hoped, will continue in the years to come. m mn THE CORPS... • ». ...AT ATTENTION Headquarters VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE Lexington, Virginia 1 February 1947 GENERAL ORDERS NUMBER 25 PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS I. All appointments of officers and noncommissioned officers in the Regiment of Cadets, heretofore in effect, are revoked. II. The following promotions and appointments in the Regiment of Cadets, effective this date, are announced: Morrison, J. L., Regimental Commander Applin, p. L., Commander, First Battalion Ramsey, G. P., Commander, Second Battalion DvsbjlR, H. S., Regimental Adjutant Beale, J. I., Regimental S-Ji Anderson, R. E., Company Commander Hartman, C. E., Company Commander TO BE CADET CAPTAINS Bercaw, W. W., Company Commander Barksdale, W. a.. Company Commander Gorman, J. B., Company Commander Wilson, J. D., Company Commander Duke, R. D., Regimental S-3 EiCHHORN, C. R., Commander Regimental Band FiTTS, J. H., Ill Sylvester, A. T., II, Adjutant, Second Battalion Weber, W. W., Jr. Hartman, C. C, Jr. TO BE CADET FIRST LIEUTENANTS HoESEIi, C. A. Lacy, R. T., Jr. Clarkson, B. W. Trumbo, J. W., Adjutant, First Battalion Stupalsky ' , a. J. Markey, D. a. Danforth, C. F. Loth, A. L., Jr. Hodnett, J. W., Jr. J.iCOBSON, T. B. Suayton, O. L., Jr. Mills, M. M. West, E. E., Jr. Watling, E. T. Gianelloni, a. L. H.iYES, W. C, Jr. Upshaw, C. B., .Ir. Sadler, J. R. Schwartz, J. F., Ill Reahdon, J. M. DiLLARD, S. S., II Malmo, R. C. Cooke, T. R. Prillaman, R. L. Ellett, R. D. woodard, c. Warwick, W. M., II Croswell, .1. S., Jr., Acting First Sergeant, Band McDonald, N. D., Jr. Dinwiddie, W. J., Jr. Cobb, J. E. Da%is, E. p. L.4ND, W. C. Bowers, T. D. Brittain, W. M., Acting Supply Sergeant, Band Wood, P. E., Jr. Dooley, G. W. TO BE CADET SECOND LIEUTENANTS Tucker, T. M. Woltord, L. T. Cabell, R. G. Sheppard, A. R. Harrington, A. W. Howard, L. B. TO BE CADET REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR May, W. B. TO BE CADET REGIMENTAL SUPPLY SERGEANT Smith, H. L. TO BE CADET FIRST SERGEANTS Newcomb, a. J., Jr. ROBBINS, A., Ill TO BE CADET COLOR SERGEANTS Harrington, J. E., Jr. Patterson, V. W., Jr. TO BE CADET BATTALION SERGEANTS MAJOR Penniman, G. a., Jr. Thomas, C. A. TO BE CADET SUPPLY SERGEANTS Haines, W. E. Vanhook, J. M. TO BE CADET SERGEANTS Nelson, N. G. Soueck, L. E. Franklin, S. W. Stribling, W. C, Jr. Cosby, J. C. Pringle, j. C., Jr. Bowers, P. E., Jr. Maxwell, V. L., Jr. Walker, T. B., Jr. Brooks, T. L., Ill Shelley, W. M. Bristow, R. A. Tigertt, T. W. Heiker, J. H. Maggard, a. M. Overton, N. T. Crane, G. A. Harman, B. F. Shepherd, J. W. Spitler, j. v., Jr. Whitehurst, W. R., Jr. Ashby, G. B. Stephens, S. H., Jr. Walthouu, C. P. Haggertv, j. W., Ill Laville, L. p., Jr. TO BE CADET Byron, A. L. Watson, T. :M. Hutchinson, J. M. Henzel, H. W. Taylor, W. B. Winfkee, W. W. Spencer, T. R. Simpson, H. J. Whitehurst, W. A. Hechler, C. W. Allen, M. J., Jr. Stockton, M., Jr. Ragunas, V. J. Moss, J. B., Jr. Logsdon, H. E. Lewter, j. O. Gill, J. L. CORPORALS Martin, R. L. Evans, B. I. Underwood, W. B., Jr Stagg, p. W. Williams, E. J., Jr. Crytzer, I. C, Jr., poral. Color Guard Thomason, R. L. Watson, K. Burks, P. T. Herlong, j. W. Laine, E. R. Fain, H. M. Hopkins, K. R. Everts, F. Avery, C. G. Patterson, R. H. WiTCHER, M. E. Fleming, P. S. Mallard, J. L., Corporal, Color Guard Shepherd, E., Jr. Cor- Rice, R. C. Ruddick, j. a., Jr. Hurt, C. W. France, H. G. Hening, C. L Page. H. L. Barr, T. j. Barnes, H. C. Forsyth, D. H. Lamont, M., II THE COLORS JOHASN Color Private Loth Regimental Sergeant Major Jarrbtt Regimental Supply Sergeant Smith Battalion Sergeant Major Slayton Battalion Sergeant Major United States Army Officers Colonel Bucher, Commandant Major Miller Major Greenwood Major Moseley IMajor Earley Major Balthis Captain Andrews Lieutenant Colonel Garrett (Not present, Major France) We wish to express here our appreciation for the fine work the men above have done for us, the Cadets. It is due to these men that we leave the Institute as true " citizen soldiers. " 5 i Hww . jiW ' rts ijiE?;- Tactical Officers Colonel Bucher, Commandant Captain Dobyns Major Balthis Major Greenwood Captain McDonough Captain Davisson Captain Andrews Major Potter Lieutenant Colonel Garrett Captain Heller Major Miller Lieutenant Colonel Weaver Lieutenant Pickral Major Moseley Major Earley Lieutenant Morgan [43] The Regimental Staff J. L. Morrison, Jk. Captain, Commanding H. S. Dunbar III Captain, Adjutant J. I. Beale Regimental S-Jf R. D. Duke Regimental S-3 A. L. Loth Regimental Sergeant Major E. A. Jakrett Regimental Supply Sergeant FIRST BATTALION STAFF J. W. Trumbo Lieutenant, Adjutmit H. L. Smith, Jr. Sergeant Major SECOND BATTALION STAFF G. P. Ramsey Captain, Commanding A. T. Sylvester II Lieutenant, Adjutant O. L. Slayton, Jr. Sergeant Major C. A. HOESEU First Lientenant R. G. Cabell V Second Lieutenant W. W. Bercaw, Jr. Captain, Commanding A. R. Sheppaud Second Lieutenant L. B. Howard Second Lieutenant Company A Cavalry W. W. Bercaw, Jr. Cadet Captain, Commanding C. A. Hoeser Cadet First lAeutenant R. G. Cabell Cadet Second Lieutenant A. R. Sheppard Cadet Second Lieutenant L. B. Howard Cadet Second Lieutenant A. ROBBINS III Cadet First Sergeant B. F. Harman Cadet Supply Sergeant CADET SERGEANTS Watling, E. T. Nelson, N. G. Franklin, S. W. Soucek, L. E. Heiker, J. H. Whitehurst, W. R. CADET CORPORALS Philliman, R. L. DiNWIDDIB, W. J. Hutchinson, J. M. Henzel, a. W. Taylor, W. B. Ragunas, V. J. Underwood, W. B. Crytzer, I. C. Laine, E. R., Jr. Patterson, R. H. Shepherd, E., Jr. CADET PRIVATES Allison, W. B. Barnett, W. T. Bedsole, M. p. Bloessing, C. a. Brown, A. W. Butler, J. E. Butler, L. E. Carrington, K. W. Carroll, D. D. Carter, J. A. Casey, A. M. Caudle, B. R. Causey, J. C. Clark, W. T. Clarke, A. W. COSTELLO, F. A. Doyle, J. B. Fisher, B. Fleming, D. W. Franklin, B. T. fulghan, j. r. Golightly, J. G. Harris, H. L. Haywood, H. H. Hurst, D. D. Kelt, W. N. Kovarik, D. F. Kritzmacher, E. E. luwane, l. l. lunsford, l. Lyons, J. H. Lydbn, C. p. Marble, D. W. Martin, L. B. McCauley, C. W. McCuFFIN, W. M. McManus, N. J. Mitchell, A. J. Neunhoffer, J. A. Nixon, C. R. Nurney, J. K. Oast, E. L. Odell, L. B. Palmer, P. R. Phillips, AV. R. pucket, t. s. Robertson, A. S. Saunders, R. H. Shackelford, G. D. Sheffield, J. W. Shephard, W. E. Smith, E. L. Taylor, J. K. Travis, J. R. Trompetter, W. Tweedy. F. V. Vanderbreek, D. R. Vann, F. C. ViCKERS, W. M. Webb, P. T. Whitaker, W. T. White, R. A. WiLUAMS, E., Jr. Wright, J. A. D. P. 1st PLATOON 2d PLATOON 3d PLATOON ' -. ' ,, i: ; C. E. Hartman III Captain, Commanding Company B Infantry C. E. Hartman III Cadet Captain, Commanding C. C. Hartman, Jr. Cadet First Lieutenant C. R. ElCHHORN Cadet Second Lieutenant A. W. Harrington Cadet Second Lieutenant T. E. Duncan • Cadet Second Lieutenant J. W. HoDNETT, Jr. Cadet First Sergeant E. E. West, Jr. Cadet Supply Sergeant CADET SERGEANTS GlANELLONI, A. L. Reardon, J. M. Bower, P. E., Jr. Maxwell, V. L. Overton, N. T. CADET CORPORALS Cooke, T. R. Land, W. C. Byron, A. L. Allen, M. J. Williams, E. J., Jr. Thomason, R. L. Fleming, P. S. Mallard, J. L. ruddick, j. a. L. mont, M. CADET PRIVATES C. C. Hartman First Lieutenant C. R. ElCHHORN Second Lieutenant A. W. H.ARRINGTON Second Lievtenant Andrews, C. A. Barnes, J. L. Berlin, M. D., W. J. Burckell, T. J. Burwell, B. B. Croley, J. J. Crowder, C. C, J DiSSEK, J. Dresser, W. C. Eliason, W. a. Fergus, W. P. Flagge, B. d ' E. Flippen, J. H. Furlong, W. H. Forrest, W. R. Gault, R. L. GiBBs, R. A. Green, A. H. gustave, m. h. Hamner, H. D. Hansen, M. W. Harwood, II. P. Hawkins, W. T. Hundley, L. R. Johann, J. P. Johnson, H. C. Keesling, E. L. KuRMS, R. G. Lardon, R. T. Leithisel, R. E. Lucas, E. G. Lynd, R. F. Maier, J. E. McLoney, D. W. Mitchell, J. H. MuRPHY ' , D. A. Noyes, J. E. Patton, C. H. Prtjitt, R. L. Rammell, C. E. Rice, L. A. Roberts, H. B. roddey, s. l. Backers, C. S. Schluter, C. J. Shelton, S. W. Smith, A. C. Smith, R. N. Snoddy, C. S. Sorma, G. J. Sweeney, W. W. Taft, K. E. Thomas, C. A. Thornton, W. L. TiMBERLAKE, J. E. Tisdale, D. N. Veltri, J. Walker, T. C. Ward, J. G. Witt, T. F. Woodman, R. T. Wykoff, D. E. 1st PLATOON 2d PLATOON 3d PLATOON J. D. Wilson Captain, Commanding 3. H. FiTTs III First Lievtenant D. A. Market Second Lieutenant Company C Cavalry J. D. Wilson Cadet Captain, Commanding J. H. FiTTS Cadet First Lieutenant D. A. Markey Cadet Second Lieutenant T. B. Jacoesox Cadet First Sergeant J. H. Van Hook ' Cadet Supply Sergeant CADET SERGEAXTS Hayes, W. C, Jr. Dillard, S. S. Maggard, a. M. Brooks, T. L. Haggerty, J. W. CADET CORPORALS Warwick, W. M. Martin, R. L. Davis, N. P. Burks, P. T. Wood, P. E. Page, H. L. Whitehurst, W. a. Barr, T. J. LOGEDON, H. H. CADET PRIVATES Abhamedis, S. J. Ackerman, J. F. Awalt, T. Y. Barnes, H. C. Boehm, F. G. BoHN, T. R. Bolvig, C. p. Bradley, H. H. Brittain, W. I. Brooks, S. B. Childs, J. C. Davis, J. G. EVERS, J. H. Everts, H. FUGATE, F. B. Gore, G. H. Gray, Z. T. GtiNN, G. W. Harrison, T. M. Harrison, W. E. Hastings, G. A. Hathaway, T. C. Holladav, J. E. Irwin, .1. G. Johnston, R. Y. Jolly, J. H. Jones, G. H. Jones, H. C., Jr. Jones, J. D. Keeber, T. G. Kelly, T. D. KiLBY, W. T. Kirk, T. H. Kuykendall, W. B. Lawrence, A. I.. Lester, C. B. Lewis, W. C. Lewter, J. O. LiLES, D. B. Maggard, J. R. McGee, G. C. MlCHACX, il. W. MiLLIMET, S. Moorman, W. E. Morris, B. E. Morton, R. S. MuiR, W. R. Niemeyer, a. B. Olinger, S. D. Phillips, T. C. Read, D. P. Reynolds, J. J. Ripley, J. G. Robertson, R. J. RiDD, R. H. Salley, G. K. Sauder, H. B. Sharp, O. E. Shelton, M. H. Skelton, R. E. Simmons, C. Spencer, J. R. Stafford, D. C. Stevens, W. C. Strohm, H. W. Templeton, H. R. ToWNSEND, S. T. TulNKLE, R. J. Vaughan, I. N. Walsh, H. M. Williamson, R. L. 1st PLATOON 2d PLATOON 3d PLATOON iA - - tf. , W. A. Barksdale Captain, Commanding B. W. Clarkson First Lieutenant W. R. Parker Second Lieutenant Company D Air Corps W. A. Barksdale Cadet Captain, Commanding B. W. Clarkson Cadet First Lieutenant T. M. Tucker Cadet Second Lieutenant W. R. Parker Cadet Second lAeutenant W. B. May Cadet First Sergeant G. A. Penximan Cadet Supply Sergeant CADET SERGEANTS Upshaw, G. B. Crane, G. A., Jr. Shelley, W. M. TiGERTT, T. W. Pringle, J. C. Bkistow, R. a. Shepherd, J. W. ASHBY ' , G. B. CADET CORPORALS Ellett, R. D. Cobb, J. E. DOOLEY, G. W. Simpson, H. J. Hechler, C. W. Evans, B. I. Herlong, J. W. Witcher, M. E. Hurt, C. W. CADET PRIVATES T. M. Tucker Second Lieutenant Adams, L. J. Akers, J. H. Beasley, L. H. Berry, C. Bolvig, a. Brown, P. W. Carrington, J. W. coffman, g. s. comerford, j. h. Crane, E. D. Crocker, E. H. Croswell, J. S. Dashiell, H. G. Deyerle, C. D. Doyle, W. A. Driskill, W. L. Enochs, J. W. Evans, G. R. Evans, S. M. Gallego, E. O. Getzen, F. W. Gray, C. C. Hawkins, J. B. Hempel. R. E. Herring, Q. J. Hill, R. E. Kesleh, R. H. Kelly, W. W. KiRSCH, D. D. LiDELL, F. A. Malmo, R. C. Marshall, V. B. Mason, G. McCrary, N. D. McWane, H. E. Morgan, J. F. Morton, W. F. Nadder, J. J. NORRIS, R. Potterfield, W. C. Raffensperger, J. W. Reardon, R. M. Reinhold, E. G. Reynolds, D. R. Rhees, B. S. Roberts, W. C. Robertson, J. W. P. Rowland, G. C. Saunders, J. M. Saunders, S. E. schaumburg, f. w. Shibley, E. M. Smallwood, G. E. Smith, H. P. SORACCO, D. L. Stephens, J. W. Stock, C. F. Tamalis, R. F. Tauss, R. S. Thomas, AY. A. Thompson, H. B. TU.NHORN, W. R. Umstead, S. M. Walter, A. L. Ward, T. M. Warrington, J. M. Waterman, G. L. Watson, N. T. Weaver, R. E. Wilhelm, H. M. Will, E. H. Wise, H. E. 1st PLATOON 2d PLATOON .3d PLATOON R. E. Anderson Captain, Commanding . R. T. Lacy L. T. WoLrono First Lieutenant Second Lieytenant Company E Field Artillery R. E. Anderson Cadet Captain, Commanding R. T. Lacy Cadet First Lieutenant A. J. Newcomb, Jr. Cadet First Sergeant L. T. WOLFORD Cadet Second Lieutenant W. E. Haines Cadet Supply Sergeant CADET SERGEANTS SCHWARTS, J. F., Ill Walker, T. B., Jr. Stephens, S. H. Laville, L. p., Jr. CADET CORPORALS Bowers, T. D. Moss, J. B. Stagg, p. W. Watson, E. Hopkins, K. R. Rice, R. C. France, H. G. Forsyth, D. H. CADET PRIVATES Angell, H. T. Beasley, T. H. Bennett, H. G. Bentley, C. L. BiLODEAU, A. A. Bragg, C. W. Brand, H. M. Brian, J. A. Brooke, R. L. Carozza, a. T. Chegin, L. J. Chryssikos, H. L. Collier, G. J. D rumwright, T. ] Duke, J. E. Feinman, M. C. Felvey, J. French, H. W. Garrison, J. C. Goingen, F. W. Gordon ' , J. M. Gregory, M. M. Green, A. A. Harrison, L. A. Hogan, W. C. Hurley, B. C. Jacobs, G. W. Jeffries, H. S. Johnson, J. W. C Jones, A. B. Kneisler, F. C. Kohen, J. B. Lazenby, R. J. LeDonne, A. D. Levi, R. C. Mandt, R. R. L RTY, S. C. Merideth, p. M. MiCHIE, H. N. moncure, r. a. Moore, W. R. Morgan, J. M. Nardello, J. P. Pack, C. R. Pattox, J. L. Payne, P. D. Phillips, J. ! [. Reed, H. L. Reid, J. G. Rollings, W. R. Scroggins, J. R. Shaiiun, L. Shufflebargeu, C. L. Smith, R. C. Stewart, R. M. Strawhand, T. L. Trappey, R. J. Tweedy, R. J. Waring, R. K. Warren, R. A. Wilson, D. E. Wolfe, W. G. Wood, H. E. Work, J. W ' orthingtox, ! L M. Wright, J. T . Zetterstrand, G. yi. 1st PLATOON 2d PLATOON PLATOON J. B. GOKMAX Captain, Commanding W. V. Weber Firtti Lieutenant A. J. Stupalsky Second Lieutenant Company F Field Artillery J. B. GORMAX Cadet Captain, Commanding W. W. Weber Cadet First Lieutenant A. J. Stupadsky Cadet Second Lieutenant C. F. Danforth Cadet Second Lieutenant J. R. Eldridge Cadet First Sergeant M. M. MiLi Cadet Supply Sergeant CADET SERGEANTS Sadler, J. R. Stribling, W. E. Spitler, J. AV. Walthour, C. p. CADET CORPORALS woodard, c. Watsox, T. M. Winfree, W. W. McDonald, N. D. Stockton, M. Gill, J. L. Avery, C. G. Hexing, CM. Stagg, K. E. Faix, H. M. CADET PRIVATES C. F. Daxforth Second Lieutenant Ball, J. D. Berbrich, J. W. Blackwell, W. II. Blades, R. C. Blaydes, M. C. BoxD, H. W. Boyd, F. W. Branch, C. R. Brasselle, W. W. Buxcii, .1. B. Burxha.m, Y. G. Buroughs, E. deS. Casey, J. H. Ch. lloner, G. T. Clark, L. R. Collier, W. D. Coupland, R. C. Dickson, R. S. Ellis, James M. Eva, T. V. Galliher, C. L. Gillespie, S. S. Gordon, R. C. Green, H. B. Handy, T. R. Jarvis, R. .J. Lancaster, G. G. Lawhorne, E. R. Lawrence, M. P., Jr. Lewis, L. M. Madoxia, R. V. Maiden, R. E. McDaniel, a. W. Mead, E. J. Malet, T. J. Nachmax, I. E. M. L. Naschold, E. J. Xeal, R. p. Newsome, J. H. Xoftsixger, AV. Nugent, J. L. NuQUEs, G. R. Oliver, G. L. Outlaxd, G. C. OvERMAX, W ' . C. Palazzo, V. D. Parrott, J. H. Phillips, T. B. quisexberry, e. Rawles, R. H. Reynolds, G. H. scalan, w. g. Scott, H. C. Silver, F. L. Sinclair, D. J. Smaw, D. G. Smith, G. F. Stain, G. C. Sutherland, H. T. Talbot, J. R. Tewes, C. E. Thompson, R. C. Tiller, C. M. Van Ommerox, J. M. VOLK, A. M. Watkins, M. M. Weller, C. W. West, J. S. White, P. J. WiLBER, T. B. Williams, T. R. Yovxg, R. J. 1st PLATOON !2d PLATOON 3d PLATOON " 3!? » ' E. C. Brand Captain, Commanding Company G Veterans E. C. Brand Cadet Captain, Commanding G. H. Ward W. E. Lawsox Cadet First Lieutenant Cadet Second Lieutenant C. W. Parker R. F. Walker Cadet Second Lieutenant Cadet Second Lieutenant T. L. Peyton W. H. Russell Cadet First Sergeant Cadet Supply Sergeant CADET SERGEANTS Barker, J. A. Pritchard, I . D. Wise, S. W. Ellis, Judson M. Bowers, E. R. Gantt, J. I. Edmonds, W. F. CADET CORPORALS Davies, p. V. Grim, D. M. Walser, D. C. Morena, S. J. D. Ferrey, A. E. Loughborough, S. D. LoHMAR, D. W. Coleman, F. A. Findley, L. R. Allison, J. K. CADET PRIVATES G. H. Ward First Lieutenant C. W. Parker, Jr. Second Lieutenant R. F. Walker Second JJeutenant Bain, E. C. Bradford, S. S. Burbridge, C. S. burnham, r. h. Burnett, J. M. BuRRuss, R. D. Cabaniss, R. J. Casey, J. R. Chandler, W. H. Christian, R. C. Cooke, T. S. Cork AN, L. A. CORNWELL, J. L. Crim, J. F. Crowder, C. C. Dameron, Z. C. Davis, C. H. Dischinger, H. C. Doss, J. V. Ducko, M. J. ElCKELBERG, W. T. Ellett, T. Fitzpatrick, W. E. Floyd, R. C. Freeman, L. D. Gleason, R. W. Granger, S. C. Gray, E. T. Grunwell, A. Hagan, W. R. Haley, W. A. Harvie, a. T. Hayes, S. L. Helson, R. T. Holmes, L. L. Hughes, G. F. Hupp, H. T. Hutton, a. G. Ingles, J. S. Irby, J. P. Johnston, T. J. .loNES, R. p. King, J. F. Lamb, J. C. Layman, F. Lawson, W. Lee, H. C. Lindsay ' , W. F. LoNAS, L. L. Louis, P. A. Ludlow, L. M. MacDonald, J. H. Mann, B. D. Mauck, L. N. B. . E. McNamaka, T. R. McIntyre, W. S. a. McVeigh, J. B. Meade, R. A. Merchant, J. L. Metcalf, C. T. Mills, W. C. Mitchell, J. P. Moore, F. X. MOYER, F. M. Myer, B. S. L. Nichols, L. L. Nottingham, L. S. overmyer, r. a. Parker, C. W. Perry, J. M. Peyton, T. L. Phillips, H. F. poindexter, j. w. Powers, T. E. PUSEY, E. M. Rance, W. E. Read, P. A. Renton, B. E. Roper, L. B. Scher, I. Schshdt, J. E. Seay, a. L. Short, B. P. Spencer, H. K. Stagg, W. L. Stevens, J. T. Sweeney ' , H. T. Taylor, A. C. Taylor, J. L. Thomason, J. M. Thrift, K. Y. Tinsley, J. W. Trice, E. B. Tucker, D. M. Turner, R. K. Wagner, A. S. Walker, R. P. Ward, G. H. Watkins, J. A. Watson, E., Jr. Watt, R. G. White, J. E. Williams, J. T . Williams, T. E. Wilson, H. N. WoODALL, R. H. Yancy, C. T. 1st PLATOON r 2d PLATOON i 3d PLATOON Officers during the First Term H. C. Jones Captain H. C. Johnson Captain R. L. Williamson First Lieutenant ;:!;t ' K-- " ' . iv ' . l i ' Cf r f v-fi T Sf i JM 0 0;iP§ m I F there is any one man to whom V. M. I. owes its greatest praise, it is to the first superintendent, Major General Francis Henney Smith. Often called the " builder and rebuilder of the Institute, " General Smith took over his duties as Super- intendent on the 11th of November, 1839, and remained in this capacity until January 1, 1890. Frances Henney Smith was born in Norfolk, Virginia, October 18, 1812. He was appointed as a cadet at the United States Military Academy on .July 1, 1829, and was graduated with distinction in 1833. On November 11, 1839, Major Francis H. Smith formally took over the command of America ' s second school of arms. The Institute grew and flourished for a quarter of a century, and at the outbreak of the Civil War, demonstrated the value of the training it offered. December 28, 1864, was a day of triumph for General Smith. For nearlj- a quarter of a century he had labored to build up V. M. I. only to see it torn down by the war. Once during the war, in 1862, he had again opened the Institute, and again th e cadets were called to the defense of their State. But when the Institute again opened its doors, in 1864, the truth was evident. Through the will and efforts of one man, the school reopened with facilities much better than had been expected with a full faculty, and with 300 cadets registered for the coming session. General Smith continued as superintendent until December 31, 1889, over fifty years of service to the Institute. He died soon after his resignation, on March 21, 1890, at the age of seventy-eight. His life and accomplishments are commemorated by two monuments: One, the Virginia Military Institute, for which he is so much responsible; the other, the bronze likeness sh jwn here, which represents his custom of giving a Bible to each member of the graduating class. His life is best summarized by these lines from his speech on the reopening of the Institute in 1864: " And, now, in conclusion, how important it is, that we keep ourselves always ready: not merely as soldiers, but as men, as rational and immortal men — men who have to give an account of themselves to God; who live, not for time only, but for eternity. " THE mm History of the First Class On the torrid day of June " 28, 1944, some 160 young men matriculated at V. M. I. to become the Class of 1948-B. First came three days of constant drill, then we had some relief with classes. In August we attended our first Hop, and found out that the life of a rat had a pleasant side too. jMonths rolled by and Christmas came . . . our first free- dom from the rat line. We returned, rather gloomy, but confident that the illustrious day was coming when we would get out of the rat line. The fateful day arrived January 24, 1945, and we became recognized as the Class of 1948-B. February brought us our first rat class and chevrons, both of which meant responsibilities. By this time, the effects of war had made a mark upon us. ]Many of our Brer Rats had left for the service, and many more were being called. Those of us who were fortunate enough to remain weathered the storm until June. One month of a joyous vacation and we were back, already with an eye out for our Ring Figure in November. On August 14, 1945, barracks was shaken by wild celebration — Japan had surrendered. November rolled around; we became second classmen and started the Advanced ROTC course, the first since prewar days. Some of our veteran Brer Rats returned, and with them a goodly crop of men from the Classes of ' 44, ' 45, ' 46, ' 47. November, of course, led to the Christmas holidays and thence to June and our first peacetime summer vacation. Two months of leisure, and how we loved them ! September saw a crew of 46 of us return for the last lap . . now first classmen and the " wheels " of the Institute. With us over one hundred veterans returned to renew their studies. These were the men who had left V. M. I. " en masse " back in ' 42 and ' 43 to serve our country. Only eighteen men were left to graduate in ' 44, three in ' 45, and two in ' 46. All of these men must be highly commended — not only those in the service who carried on the V. M. I. traditions of proficient duty for their nation, but also that handful which remained at V. M. I. to shoulder the responsibilities of running barracks. One and all did a superior job. Peacetime also brought us a normal nine-month school year. Our first break was Home-Comings, next Thanksgiving, the V. P. I. game, and Ring Figure. Of course, we managed to bide the intervening time by working our fingers to the elbow. Suddenly Christmas came and suddenly Christmas went, leaving us right where we started, a little worn, but . . . January led to exams and the graduation of the Class of 1948-A. They were a grand bunch of Keydets. Only a few ' 48-A ' s remain now, but we ' ll always remember them as the boys of ' 48. Even with twenty-eight first classmen now " grads, " we are still a goodly class — over one hundred graduates. As Father Time looks at us now, we ' re bending low over the books as we impatiently await the big day, June 11th. For then will we receive the wonderful scroll of parchment and head for summer camp. Yet there will be with us all a nostalgic feeling as we realize that our life at the Institute is completed. Not- withstanding all our griping, there remains not a one of us who does not inwardly thank the Institute for making him a man, in every sense of the word. OFFICERS el THE FIRST CLASS Applin Vice President Johnson President Hartman Historian h Albert Stuart Bolling, Jr. Suffolk, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Wrestling (4); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Intramural Manager, " E " Company (2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2); Lieutenant (1). The author of some of the grossest certifications ever made at V. M. I. is, nevertheless, mighty " running " academically. En- dowed with a clever mentality and shrewd intellect, Stu takes wooden nickels from no one, especially not in the gaming circles of the West Side. Few people have matched his disregard for con- stituted law and order. It can be said that the University of Virginia lost a good man, but maybe they were lucky. At least, ' 44 found an all-round brother. Thomas Sanford Cooke, Jr. Portsmouth, Virginia Electrical Engineering " 44 Veteran President, Tidewater Club (1); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). Seldom a quiet fellow in company, but a well-liked chap. He has struggled with the Electrical Department and has not wearied luider their exactions. One of his favorite practices is taking his own sweet time in doing things. To hurry him is to invite some pointed remarks of a rather biting nature. He definitely won ' t be left in the lurch under anv circumstances. Charles Clifton Crowder Blackstone, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1) ; Southside Virginia Club (3, 2); Cadet Staff (3, 2); Wrestling (4); Intramural Manager (1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). Always a strong intramural man, Charlie has displayed a pleasant ability to give and take. The AC was indeed fortunate in the past war to acquire such an able ex-artilleryman. He has a quiet, easy manner which has won him many friends. As an able mixer, he fits into any group in short order. Michael John Ducko Clairton, Pennsylvania Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Basketball (4); Track (4, 3, 2, 1); Mono- gram Club (3, 2, 1); Athletic Council (1); Private (4, 2); Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1). " Big Mike, " the gigantic Pennsylvanian, one of V. M. I. ' s better athletes, is a leading light in football and track. " Crazy- Legs, " as he is known to his teammates, has m ade a mark on the Institute well in proportion to his size. A veteran of the ETO, he has kept the same quick smile and roaring laughter. A popular man, this Ducko! Thomas Eugene Duncan, Jr. Big Rock, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 47 Infantry Second Class Finance Committee; American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Rifle Team (3, 2); Honor Court (2); General Committee (2); Hop Committee (2); Bomb Staff (2); Southwest Virginia Club (2); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieu- tenant (1). Ted started his life at V. M. I. as the smallest member of the Class of ' 47, but it is safe to say that he has missed nothing by reason of his lack of height. The little man from Big Island, nick- named " Kayo " by classmates in his first class year, has been a staunch " B " Company doughfoot from start to finish and has followed and led the company through wins and losses on the drill field and the diamond. One of " Buzz ' s " boys, Ted has joined his father in the contracting business. William Alex. nder Eliason Middleburg, Virginia Electrical Engineering ' 46 Infantry Hop Committee (3, 2, 1); Ambassador Club (2, 1); Cadet Staff (4, 1); Bomb Staff (2); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Foot- ball (3); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (2, 1); Canter- bury Club (1); Private (4); Sergeant Major (2); Lieutenant (3, 1). Bill hails from Middleburg, Virginia, and, although graduated at mid-year, remains immortal to those left at the Institute. " Luddy " is the only cadet in V. M. I. ' s history to do a three-year accelerated course in five. But Bill held his share of responsibilities on Honor Court, G. C, as private and officer, and finished his cadetship as Commandant ' s Clerk — the hay hound ' s dream. Many a tough situation faced this E. E. in his capacity as Barracks electrician, but no fuse was too much. But all joking aside, we predict great things in the future for a man with such determination as ' 46 ' s own Bill Eliason. Tazewell Ellett III Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Football (4); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1), Vice President (2); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Hop Committee (2, 1); Manager, Baseball (2); Manager, Track (1); Second Class Show (2); Turnout (3, 2); Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Captain (1). Known to all the brothers as " Taz, " he has never, despite time and battle, been able to lose a tendency to blush upon little provocation. A quiet disposition is one of his distinguishing traits. Contrary to popular opinion, this ex-marine will not likely build a railroad to Richmond, but he has surely surveyed a long and well- defined path, trampled on many a week-end. Perhaps V. M. I. arouses such fondness in his heart, considering his return here two weeks after his graduation! Best of luck, " Taz. " Leland Lake Holmes, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Ciml Engineering ' 44 Veteran Football (4); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). Holmes would go broke if the world paid him a nickel fee for each word he utters. Brevity, preciseness and a propensity for silence partially describe him. In the final analysis he accomplishes much, and the merits of his undertakings can be called superior. It was indeed a fortunate day when the L ' SMC commissioned this fighting artilleryman. Coolness and daring add up with his other fine qualities to spell success for this gentleman. Henry Thomas Hupp, Jr. Chase City, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Southside Virginia Club (4, 3, ' 2); JIanager, Baseball (i); Ameri- can Society of Civil Engineers (3, i, 1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant ( " i); Lieutenant (1). The pride of Southside Virginia, Suh. A member of that elite group that was graduated from these sacred portals in February. After a rough start his Rat year, he settled down to earn those stars his last year. This lad knows his own mind and won ' t give an inch. The months in the German Prison Camp seemed to have had no bad effects, for he returned to school the same fun-loving boy he was when he left. Tommy thinks he has found the girl and the job for a rosy future; we hope so, for he certainly deserves it. Thomas Joseph Johnston, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Football (4); Track (4, 3, 2); Hop Committee (4, 3, 2); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Monogram Club (3, 2); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Captain (1). Somewhere in an annual of the class it says, " Army to the core, " but then we all were guilty of many fallacies in the past ' Joe proved to be a Marine, not a " doggie. " At V. M. I. he saw all-round performance as a " stripe " man and track squad member. His grades have shown academic ability comparable to military proficiency. With a cool, alert mind plus a touch of humor, Joe will carry himself to the top. John Edward Maier Rochester, New York Electrical Engineering ' 47 Infantry Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Monogram Club (3, 2); Basketball (2); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Hop Committee (2, 1); General Committee (2); Honor Court (2); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1), President (1); Vice President, Honor Court (2); Vice Presi- dent, General Committee (2); Intramural Manager (3, 2). " Monk " is one of the best known of the many products of Yankeeland who have sojourned at V. M. I. in recent years. He is well known at the Institute as an athlete and a socialite. His numerous appearances in white tie and tails would lead you to believe he is more the socialite, but he well deserves the title of athlete for his many accomplishments on the football field. " Monk " is a Brother Rat of ' 47, but lost a year of his progress as a budding electrical due to illness. Maybe he will some day be the president of Western Electric. Best of luck, " Monk. " Henry Franklin Phillips Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Richmond Club (4, 3, 2); Turnout Staff (4, 3, 2); Cadet Staff (3); Prina Club (3, 2); Mess Committee (1); Pistol Team (2); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Football (4); Track (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2); Lieutenant (1). Like the " Ole Mole, " " Punk " has tried everything of a reju- venating nature to restore his falling and diminishing locks. If we are any judge, we feel assured that his popularity amid the fair sex will not wane. As a Holy City boy, he has proved to be a good mixer. Aside from the social life, he has been a strong C. E. man which may prophesy anything from an insurance man to a mortician. LeRoy Bartlett Roper Petersburg, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Second Class Show; Prina Club (2); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); Football (4, 3); Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); Track (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). Now here we have the symbol of the true V. il. I. genius and fame (notoriety, that is). An all-round performer academically, athletically and socially. As a wrestler and track star, he had little competition in and out of V. M. I. In the C. E. field he distinguished himself, which is no small mark of achievement. On the light side, he best symbolizes the meaning of a real " Don Juan, " or for the less literary minds, " lady-killer. " We did forget to mention it, but he was a pilot, so there is provided the finishing touch to the portrait of a versatile man. Burton P. Short Hopewell, Virginia Ciml Engineering ' 44 Veteran Football (4, 3); Baseball (4); Intramural Manager, " F " Com- pany (2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers (4, 3, 2, 1); Prina Club (4, 3, 2); Cadet. Staff (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2) ; Lieutenant (1). Burt is another February graduate of the Class of ' 44 who made a one-year change from khaki to grey. " B. B. " soon proved to all concerned that his love of both indoor and outdoor sports hadn ' t suffered from the ravages of war. Always ready for a round of golf or a trip with a team in his capacity as Sports Editor of the Cadet, Burt has, nevertheless, missed mighty few of those enjoyable week-end gatherings of " VeeMI ' s " leading lights. Burt says he ' s found the right girl, so we sure wish you the best of everything. Bernard John Skladany Plymouth, Pennsylvania Civil Engineering ' 45 Veteran Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Baseball (4, 3); Wrestling (4); Monogram Club (3, 2, 1), President (1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1), President (1); President, Athletic Council (2, 1); Private (4); Sergeant (3); Lieutenant (2, 1). From the hills of Pennsylvania comes Lucy ' s stalwart " Greek God, " who between visits to Whistle Creek has managed to rack up a well deserved share of football glory and as well to lead the Civils in their quest for fame and knowledge. Bernie is a former member of the Class of ' 45. After serving his hitch in the Army, he returned earlier than most of his Brother Rats and thus got a head start up the " hill of science. " To this handsome Pennsylvania lad should come the world as his apple. William Lee Stagg III Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran WrestUng (4, 3, 2); Track (4, 3, 1); Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Ameri- can Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1), Executive Committee (1); Hop Committee (1); Second Class Finance Committee; Honor Court (1); General Committee (1); Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4); Corporal (3); First Sergeant (2); Captain (1). " Willie " returned as a first lieutenant in the USMC and led the gold-coast boys for one term, performing an excellent job as first captain until " Gross " Company was formed in the fall of the following year. Although he was a distinguished graduate, a star man all four years, Willie was a dyed-in-the-wool member of the clan. With Stu, LeRoy, Burt and others of the elite, he formed the nucleus of more than one happy gathering. Thomas Evan Williams Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, 1), Vice President (3, 2); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1), Secretary-Treasurer (3, 2); Prina Club (3, 2); Turnovt Staff (3, 2); Second Class Finance Com- mittee; Hop Committee (3, 2, 1); Business Manager Second Class Show; Private (4, 3); Sergeant (3); Captain (1). Tom is a quiet, resourceful lad from the " Holy City " who proved to its fullest extent that trite adage, " Actions speak louder than words. " After his return from the service, he put in a term of top quality leadership as captain of " A " Company, and his efiForts won first place for the able boys in Garnett-Andrews com- petition. As Business Manager of the Second Class Show and the Turnout, Tom proved that he was a sound policy-maker and a damned good financier. These latter accomplishments alone are enough to convince us that this Brer Rat needs but a small portion of the hearty good luck that we wish for hun to always enjoy in the future. Robert Edwahd Anderson Alliance, Ohio Civil Engineering ' 45 Field Artillery Circulation Manager, Cadei; Yankee Club (i, 3); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Rifle Team (2, 1); Intramural Council (1); Academic Stars (2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2); Captain (1). Another of those Yankees who knows how to get what he wants. Stars and stripes graced his sleeves as a rst classman as well as the " Ruptured Duck, " which denotes his donation to the cause. Bob came to us from Alliance, Ohio, and was a former member of the Class of ' 45. He served overseas in the Army Engineers and returned in the fall of 1945 to burn Barracks with his caustic wit. An ardent militarist and a good student, we believe Bob will go far in whatever field he chooses. Paul Livingston Applin, Jr. Tallahassee, Florida Liberal Arts ' 48-B Infantry Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Texas Club (4, 3, 2), President (1); General Committee (3, 2, 1); Honor Court (3, 2, 1): Athletic Council (1); Vice President, Class of ' 48-B (3,2, 1); Ring Committee (3); Pri- vate (4) ; Corporal (3); First Sergeant (2); Captain (1). Brother Paul is another of those determined Liberal Artists — determined to get a quick forty winks. But, alas and alack, his many activities have taken up much of his spare time. As Vice President of the class, he has demonstrated again and again his common sense and tact in solving weighty problems. In the mili- tary and athletic line, too, he has shone, for he was appointed Bat- talion Commander in his first year and has consistently been a stone wall in the line of the Fighting Squadron. We sure hate to leave you, " P. L., " but we feel certain that life will present no difficulties to vou. William Albie Bakksdale Charlottesville, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 48-B Field Artillery American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Manager, Foot- ball team (2); Basketball (3, 2); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Ring Committee (2); Glee Club (2); Private (4., 3); Sergeant (2); Captain (1). Albie has preserved himself remarkably well considering the strenuous life he has led while rooming with Chi, Henry and Paul. He, of the " golden voice, " has had many opportunities to exercise his stentorian abilities as captain of Dog Company this year, and there is no mistaking him on the hill. Since he hails from Charlottes- ville and is a fun-lover (ah! Helen) at heart, Albie must be highly commended for his determination to stick through the rigors of military life at the Institute in preference to the pleasing existence open to him right at home. It is with much sadness that we bid Albie farewell, as we hear the last strains of " D Company present or accounted for. " James Irving Beale III Franklin, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Infantry Rifle Team (3, 2, 1); Associate Editor, Outrage (2); Battalion Supply Sergeant (3, 2); Captain (1). The " Banker " has one of the most distinguished combat records of all the vets in the Corps, for he has won such awards as the Croix de Guerre, Silver Star, Combat Infantryman ' s Badge while serving in the Army. Quiet, unassuming, a loyal friend, and a hard worker are the best worls to describe him. High up in the stripes, he, nevertheless, kept his feet on the ground and remained one of the boys. We predict a prosperous future for this ex- ' 44 when he returns to Franklin and weds that sweet and pretty little lass who holds his heart. Woodson Woods Bercaw, Jr. Fluvanna, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 48-B Cavalry Polo Team (3, 2, 1) ; American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1) ; Feature Editor, Cadet (1); Private (4); Sergeant (3, 2); Captain (1). The " Fluvanna Flash, " alias " Wild William " Bercaw, has proved himself to be a man of courage and determination. Not only is he noted for these admirable qualities, but he is also famous for his fine nose, which always scents a Brer Rat ' s food package, and for the endurance he has exhibited while rooming with L. Shep- pard and " Grosso " Howard. Bill is a true and firm friend with no indecisiveness in his make-up. When he sees his duty he quickly makes a decision and sticks by it all the way in spite of " hell and high water. " Best luck for the future. Bill, and if there are more of the same caliber, send us some new cadets from Fluvanna. Edward Cabell Brand Salem, Virginia Electrical Engineering ' 44 Veteran Roanoke Club (4, 3, 2), President (1); American Institute o Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Hop Committee (2); Academic Stars (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Captain (1). When this " brow " was appointed in command of " Gl ' oss " company, he revealed a lot of intestinal fortitude by accepting the responsibility. His task has been envied by few. Being the CO of the veterans under the authority of Ye Olde Virginia Mil has caused him to meet with various trying circumstances. In spite of difficulties he has succeeded in effecting many well-deserved privileges for " vets. " The ability he displays as a leader is equalled both in his academic and social life. Civil Engineering Carl S. Burbridge East Liverpool, Ohio ' 44 Veteran American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4, 2, 1); Corporal (3). From the Ohio Valley " Burb " brought a likeable and happy personality to us. An ex-B-29 navigator, he has displaye d a tempera- ment which we believe was quite in keeping with the Air Corps traditions. He has always been willing to do his share of the work and it can be said that he will meet any man half-waj ' . It is with much sadness that we say " So Long, " to " Burb " as he returns to Yankeeland. Robert Jennings Cabaniss Roanoke, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Glee Club (4, 3, 2); Roanoke Club (4, 3, 2, 1); American Society of Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Presbyterian Club (4, 3, 2); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). Having earned a reputation from his fourth through his second class year as manager of a second-hand emporium and hock shop, there is little reason to wonder at this time why he should not prosper in the business world. Although often kidded because of his in- dulgence in the sale of various and sundry items, he has proved a likeable and sincere fellow who has made many friends. Late returning from Italy last fall, he missed the bonanza of becoming a barracks merchant. Robert Gamble Cabell V Savannah, Georgia Civil Engineering ' 47 Cavalry Football (4, 3, ' 2) ; Glee Club (2, 1) ; Monogram Club (2, 1) ; Hop Committee (3, a, 1); Deep South Club (4, 3, 2), Vice President (1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Bomb Staff (2). For the past four years there has probably been in barracks no more ardent booster of the State of Georgia than the " Roll. " Bob is from Savannah, and it shows all over him. Besides being active in Varsity football and a member of the Hop Committee, he plays a fine bridge game, and has carried high notes in the Glee Club for two years. " HayroU " plans to follow engineering from the standpoint of consulting and so, since his third class year, he has been one of the best known of " Buzz ' s " boys. Burnet Claiborne Christian Tunstall, Virginia Electrical Engineering ' 44 Field Artillery Football (4); Baseball (4); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1); Corporal (3); Private (2, 1). The " Tunstall Tornado " is a familiar figure to all the brothers and quite a distinguished electrical. Always ready for a hearty laugh and a tall story, he enlivened many a serious gathering of the brothers in the crucial weeks of OCS. There is some doubt as to the relative size of Tunstall as compared with other Virginia cities, but there is no question about the prominence of its foremost V. M. I. student. Chris is more than just an inspiration to us all. Blandy Walton Clarkson Lexington, Virginia Electrical Engineering ' 48-B Field Artillery Footbal l (4, 3, 2) ; Hop Committee (3, 2, 1) ; American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1), Secretary (2); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Sports Editor, 1947 Bomb (2); Manager Varsity Basketball (2, 1); Business Manager, 1948 Bomb (1); Intramural Manager, Company " D " (1); Rockbridge County Club (2); Cor- poral (3); Sergeant (2); First Lieutenant (1). " Shekel, shekel, who ' s got some shekels. ' " With that question Blandy is off on his duties as business manager of the Bomb, one of his numerous activities involving that beloved glittering stuff. This local yokel has been very active at ye olde Institute and will no doubt be chief bulb screwer in Lexington when and if electricity is installed. We even venture to predict that some Brer Rat will return at a future date to see the Mayor of Lexington, Mr. B. W. Clarkson, walking barefooted down the main street with his cigar in one hand and his jug in the other. Liberal Arts Lloyd Allan Corkax, Jr. New Market, Virginia ' 44 Veteran Cadet Staff {i, 3, 2, 1), Associate Editor (2), Managing Editor (1); Turnout Staff (3, 2), Circulation Manager (2), Editor (2); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Glee Club (3); Director Second Class Show (2); Bomb Staff (1); Academic Stars (2, 1); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). " Flip " is one of those boys who can take a number of terrific tasks and whip them all down to naught in the flicker of an eye- lid. This can be substantiated by anyone on the Bomb or Cadet staffs, for he has been an invaluable worker on both publications. If he continues with his ambition of going in the Foreign Service, we predict that " Flip " will talk 01 ' .Joe into putting his bear into the zoo at Washington, D. C. The North ' s loss was the South ' s gain, and " Flip ' s " return from the war was really a good thing for yon grim walls. Jacob Fitzpatrick Crim New ]Market, Virginia Civil Engiyieering ' 44 Veteran Glee Club (4); Northern Virginia Club (4, 3, 2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineering (3, 2, 1); Shenandoah Valley Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Academic Stars (1). Jake enjoys three significant honors — being a New Market Keydet, a member of a loyal V. M. I. family, and an able stu ent. If persistence and patience have any just rewards in this life, Jake will surely come in for his share. Any Civil will attest to his ability to stick with a problem and come up with the solution. He is fond of good music, a good show, and is a proponent of good down-to- earth philosophy. The strange tales he spins of Parisian nights are good for long " bull sessions. " Clarence Frederick Danforth Washington; D. C. Electrical Engineering ' 48-B Field Artillery Episcopal Choir (4, 3, 2); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2); Lieutenant (1). " Two spades! " Brer Rat Danforth is at it again. Clarence is, by far, one of the more skillful bridge addicts in barracks, as his more than once well-padded bank roll will testify. After a trying Rat and third-class year in which he came into rather brutal conflict with some of the annoying regulations, Clarence settled down to a serene existence (. ' ), characteristic of that harried group of electrical engineers. As a first classman. Brother Danforth was appointed a first lieutenant in " F " Company. We wish you the best of every- thing, Clarence, and remember, keep ' em bidding! Liberal Arfs Robert Dominick Duke Walden, New York ' 48-B Field Artillery Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Hop Committee (i). Treasurer Hop Committee (1); Treasurer, Second Class Finance Committee ( ' 2); Co-Editor Bomb (1); Glee Club ( ' •2, 1): Lectern (1); Academic Stars (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2): Captain (1). Although he is a Liberal Artist, this Brother Rat is as equally at home in mathematics as in philosophy, and has been the top man academically in our class from the first. As Co-Editor of the Bomb and a leading figure on the Hop Committee, Bob has had much of his time taken up by extra-curricular activities; however, don ' t misunderstand us he still finds time to hit that hay. He will seek further preparation for law following his graduation, and we fee! that a successful career in this field is undoubtedly in store for our exceptional classmate. Henry Steiner Dunbar III Alexandria, Virginia Liberal Arts ' 48-B Field Artillery Ambassador Club (3, 2), President (1); Co-Editor Bomb (1); Episcopal Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Academic Stars (3, 2, 1); President, Lecturn Club (1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2); Captain (1). Henry is a lad who has proved to al concerned that a combina- tion of military ability and academic excellence can be wrapped into one compact package. A steady star man since his third-class year, the " Alexandria Comet " turned out as the fourth ranking man in the Corps, and justly so. As Co-Editor of the Bomb, he has evidenced remarkable efficiency and talent. So, as we come to the parting of the ways, we say to you a heartfelt adieu and good luck. Chemistry Charles Richard Eichhorn Greensboro, North Carolina ' 48-B Infantry Glee Club (4, 8, 2, 1). Co-President (1); A. C. S. (1); Church Organist (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2); Captain (1). That man with the scowl on his face is " Ike. " We have sur- mised that this was brought on by his daily contact with " Butch. " Although he is a hard-working chemist, his main achievements are in the field of music. We can credit " Ike " with helping V. M. I. take its first step forward by forming a Cadet Band which is a vast improvement over " Esposito ' s Ensemble. " Dick ' s untiring efforts and diligence have procured effective results at V. M. I. and will certainly be an asset in later life. Chemistry William Thomson Eickelberg Baltimore, Maryland ' 44 Veteran American Chemical Society H, 3, 2, 1); Maryland Club (4, 3), President (1); Prina Club (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, i, 1). Ike, the barracks humorist, has helped to make " the last mile " at the Institute easier for all of the " Brothers. " As proprietor of Fitch ' s Tavern or Club 152, he will long be remembered for his Christmas party and less lavish entertainments. Never one to miss a party, the Baltimore chemist contributes more than his share to those pleasant breaks in routine. His witticisms and sincerity should take him far along the road to success. James Harris Fitts III Tuscaloosa, Alabama Civil Engineering ' 48-B Cavalry Academic Stars (2); Floor Committee (4, 3); Hop Committee (2, 1); Vice President, Hop Committee (1); Polo Team (3, 2, 1); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Bomb Staff, (2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Cadet Librarian (3, 2, 1); Secre- tary Canterbury Club (1). This amiable, slow-talking Alabama lad is responsible for those clever paintings at the hops, and these are good evidences of his artistic ability. Not beinj; a man of half measures, Jim has captured the hearts of practically all of the unwary damsels between Virginia and Alabama. Although he hadn ' t ridden much before coming to the Institute, Jim is now an ardent horseman, a lieutenant in " C " Company and on the polo team. We all suspect that he is a sure bet to ride his way through life as peacefully as he has here. Robert Congden Floyd, Jr. Montgomery, Alabama Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Wrestling (4); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Air Reserve Corps (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 11. First impressions are so often misleading because Floyd to all outward appearances is both meek and quiet. Closer contact reveals a dynamo of energy which can climb larger frames when sufficiently riled. Seeing him wear a beat-up Air Corps hat reminds us of a true " Hot Shot " Charlie. His affability will win him a place in any company. Lewis DeWitt Freeman, Jr. Arlington, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Cadet Orchestra (4, 3, ' 2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Prina Club (i, 1); Private (3, 2). Party- Man " Ziggy " — any old time and any old place. The happy-go-lucky, rolly-polly lad from Virginia area holds his office hours most afternoons at the local suds factory, and we must say that our boy has taken on many broad aspects. But truly " Ziggy " is a great guy with an ear ever ready for all comers. John Breckinridge Gorman Lynchburg, Virginia Pre-Medical ' 48-B Field Artillery Varsity Football (4, 3, 1); Glee Club (4, 3, ' 2, 1); President Lynchburg Club (3, 2, 1); Varsity Club (3, 2, 1); Sergeant (3, 2); Captain (1). " Big Jawn " came down from Lynchburg to show us what a man looks like, and he is certainly all of that. Known also as " The Head, " John has played a lot of good football for V. M. L in addi- tion to enduring the hardships of a Pre-iled. In between the times that he has been cutting up frogs and things for Doc Carroll, John has found time to become Captain of " F " Company, and he also stands as a stalwart member of the Glee Club. John plans to be a doctor, and we have little doubt but that he will be a good one. Maybe we ' ll all be patients some day, John! Steuben Gilman Granger Cranbury, New Jersey Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Cor- poral (3); Sergeant (2); Private (1). Back from Pigalle in gay Paree came the mighty gremlin to renew the tossing of the big boys around. Once again Stub has made himself known both in the Army and here at the Institute, through escapades to Buena and his bridge playing. What Stub lacks in stature he certainly makes up in good nature, common sense and good old-fashioned friendliness. Truly a Brother Rat in every sense of the word. Stub will be a success whether in busi- ness or dog racing. Liberal Arts Elmon Taylor Gray Waverly, Virginia ' 46 Veteran Baseball (4, 1); Swimming (1); Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant Old " Zuni " is indeed a remarkable man. Besides being a stalwart Liberal Artist, he is a great baseball player with remarkable agility. John Gorman stoutly maintains that " Zuni " can jump ten feet in any direction to scoop up ye olde pellet, and who wants to argue with Jawn. ' Elmon is also an old lumber man from ' way back, and we predict that when better toothpicks are made, Elmon will be choppin ' and sawin ' with the best of them. We hate to see the parting day arrive in one sense and here is one of the boys we hate to see the last of. Good luck to a true-blue friend and a swell guy! Alfred Butterfield Grunwell Washington, D. C. Liberal Arts ' 44 Veteran Post Exchange Council (1); Corporal (3); Private (2). One of the true lights of the Liberal Arts intellectuals, " A. B. " has always proved a sobering influence in any gathering. His next big jump is prophesied to be into the bottomless pool of matrimony. At least he is going into Bob Burns ' country with a greater aim than to take a law degree. " A. B. " early demonstrated his military proficiency by accepting an appointment to the Post Exchange Council. His efforts to improve matters have not been in vain, for which the Corps thanks you! Arthur William H. rrington Honolulu, Hawaii Civil Engineering ' 48-B Infantry American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Swimming (1); Private (3, 2); Lieutenant (1). Art came all the way from the sunny clime of Honolulu to endure untold hardships in the Cavalier State. He quickly proved himself to be at home in the water, " Yea, verily, like unto a fish, " for besides being the captain of the swimming team. Art is just about the top free-styler in the Southern Conference. . s this Bomb goes to press. Art still has a chance to break some of those records he has been aiming for, and we are all pulling for him. Hawaii regains a star swimmer and e ngineer come June 11th! Charles Christian Hartman, Jr. Baltimore, Maryland Electrical Engineering ' 46 Infantry Maryland Club f-t), Vice President Maryland Club (1); Glee Club ( ' 2, 1); Associate Editor, Bomb (1); Intramural Manager " B " Company (1); Sergeant (i); First Lieutenant (1). " Buck " is another borderline Yankee from Baltimore, and with his cousin, Ed, helps to form the nucleus of the Baltimore- V. M. I. Electrical Engineering Society. " C- " departed from the Institute f o • a while under Army auspices and returned just in time to join Ed in a combine that never ceases to amaze the instructors. " Buck " is a top rate operator of the most intricate slide rules and is seldom stumped by the most difficult of problems. He has dem- onstrated his proficiency in other than academic fields, however, and has done much as a " B " Company lieutenant to keep that outfit at the top in Garnett-. ndrews competition. We hope that you always have the best of everything in later life, " Buck, " for you certainly deserve it. Charles Edward Hartman Baltimore, Maryland Electrical Engineering ' -IS-B Infantry Class Historian (2, 1); Ambassador Club (3, 2); Maryland Club (1); Glee Club (2, 1) Floor Committee (4, 3, 2, 1); General Com- mittee (2, I); Honor Court (2, 1); Manager, V. M. I. Commanders (1); Chairman, . merican Institute of Electrical Engineers (1); Sergeant (3, 2); Captain (1); Advertising Manager, 1948 Bomb (1); Intramural Council (1). Ed, from Baltimore, is known for saying little and doing much. His ability has been proven and he holds two coveted positions, the captaincy of " B " Company, and the office of Historian of the First Class. Ed hasn ' t been so bowed down by his scholastic and military endeavors that he hasn ' t enjoyed himself in other fields, however. Many a cute young thing has been heard to question: " Who is that good looking and mysterious fellow with the scar on his face. ' " Always near the top of his class, Ed chose bulb twisting and socket adjustment as his course at V. M. I. We have no doubt that he will be successful in later life, whether he sticks to Electrical Engineering or takes up something else. Pre-Medical Robert Traylor Helmen South Bend, Indiana ' 44 Veteran Track and Cross Country (4, 3, 2, 1); Second Class Show (2); Assistant Trainer (1); Monogram Club (2, 1); Private (3, 2, 1). After an absence of three years, the " Hot Dog " is back grind- ing away in the Pre-Med Department, being one of the few men in history to attend both V. M. 1. and W. L. at the same time. Bob is a member of the Class of ' 44 and served in the Philippines as a first lieutenant in the Field Artillery. Being quite a Casanova with the fair sex, the " Hot Dog " seldom spends an unnecessary week-end in Lexington. .After graduation Bob intends to enter Med School at Virginia. . s for matrimony, it remains a mystery that his roommates are fruitlessly attempting to solve. Christian Andrew Hoeser Roanoke, Virginia Electrical Engineering ' 48-B Cavalry Varsity Football (4, 3, i, 1); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3); Roanoke Club (1); Southwest Virginia Club (3); Corporal (3); Private (2); First Lieutenant (1). Roanoke found a good football coach and they sent him to V. JI. I., for practically from the first day of practice, Chris, too small to play on the first team, proved a valuable assistant to Pooley. He was the man who took the opponent ' s plays, taught them to the third team, and then ran them effectively against the Varsity. Another one of the boys with the s moking slide rules and perpetual bags under their eyes, he, nevertheless, was successful in fighting off the profs with their zips. Keep fighting, Chris, and success be with you. Laurence Branch Howard, Jr. Nashville, Tennessee Liberal Arts ' 48-B Cavalry Feature Editor, Cadet (1); Football (4, ' Z, 1); Track (2); Mono- gram Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Deep South Club (4, 3, i, 1); Wrestling (4); . cademic Stars (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (3, 2); Second Lieutenant (1). L. B., alias " Grosso, " is the acknowledged wonder boy and character in the brotherhood. We never hope to understand how Larry manages to support the Dutch Inn and still stand high aca- demically, for if diplomas were given for collecting bottle tops, Larry would be graduated from V. M. I. long ago. Regardless of his radicalism, Larry has acquired a definite place in the hearts of his classmates for his generosity and general good- heartedness. When and if he makes that old entangling alliance with one Tennessee belle, we expect that he will possibly settle down to a relatively peaceful life of jury-baiting. Bottles up! John Stephen Ingles Washington, D. C. Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Academic Stars (4, 3, 2); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2): Lieutenant (1). With an impressive military and academic record, Johnny will unquestionably live up to the same wherever he goes. He is a beaver for work, but never to the point where he loses his sense of humor, for he is always able to look on the brighter side of life ' s darker moments. The gym is one of Johnny ' s favorite hangouts, for he is an active participant in intramurals. If he isn ' t in the gym John can usually be found l istening to some records, for good music is something else that he is especially fond of. John Poindexter Irby Blackstone, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran American Society of Civil Engineering (3, 2) ; Southside Virginia Club (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Private (1). Covered with glory, " Hap " returned to the Institute in Sep- tember and his " scheming " has started once again. Confronted with " Buzz ' s " employment service and Carolina Co-Eds, " Big Jawn " has had his troubles, but all this he takes in his happy-go- lucky fashion. " Hap ' s " dependability, extreme good nature and character have won him innumerable friends here at V. M. I. Cer- tainly all will remember him by his fortitude and his will to go places. Pre-Medical Henry Cecil Johnson, Jr. Atlanta, Georgia ' 48-B Infantry President, Class of 1948 (4, 3, 2, 1); Honor Court and General Committee (4, 3, 2, 1); President, Honor Court and General Com- mittee (1); Varsity Football (4, 3, 2); Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); Glee Club (2); Deep South Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Ring Committee, Class of 1948 (2); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Captain (1). On the 28th day of .June, 1944, Henry Cecil Johnson first passed through Washington Arch. Upon reaching his room, he dashed to the mirror for a quick glance at la figure. After he was finally dis- attached, we of the brotherhood, learned the material of which he was made. Elected president of the Class, he guided us through our years at the Institute with a firm hand. So it is with sorrow in our hearts that we bid you farewell, Henry. As a man of char- acter and ability and, above all, a gentleman, we have no doubts of your making an honored niche for yourself in the field of medicine. Herbert Claiborne Jones, Jr. Petersburg, Virginia Pre-Medical ' 48-B Cavalry Polo Team (4, 3, 2), Captain Polo Team and Manager (2); Circulation Manager, Bomb (1); Glee Club (3, 2); Ring Committee, Class of 1948-B (3); Texas Club (3); Cavalry Troop (4, 3, 2, 1); Troop Commander (4, 3, 2, 1); Horse Show Team (4, 3); Sergeant (3); Supply Sergeant (2); Captain (1). Herby, the " Petersburg Flash, " arrived in June of ' 44 and in no time at all had made an abiding friendship with a young woman named Ann. Although Pre-Meds are notorious for their rough schedule, Herby was quite able to make after-taps jaunts every night to cultivate said friendship. Only by the grace of God (and a Rat in his hay) was he able to evade the OC ' s until his second-class year. As one of the ablest disciplinarians of the newly cadets, and as a true member of the brotherhood, we shall remember you, Herby. Robert Thomas Lacy Texarkana, Arkansas Civil Engineering ' 48-A Field Artillery Floor Committee (4); Hop Committee (2, 1), Treasurer (2); President (1); American Society of Civil Engineers (2, 1); General Committee (2); Texas Club (4, 2, 1); Glee Club (2, 1); Private (2); Second Lieutenant (1). Here ' s the man from Texarkana, but the question is, " Miich side? " Regardless of his origin. Brother Lacy has obviously adapted himself to the Virginia countryside, for his visits to the Briar Patch and surrounding institutions of " higher learning " have become famous. A " second basso " in the Glee Club, a conscientious presi- dent of the Hop Committee, and a first lieut nant in Easy Company are a few of Bob ' s many activities. A fine lad whose humor and common sense have made him one of the barracks brothers. With that inimitable Lacy touch, he ' ll go far. James C. Lamb III Warsaw, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Business Staff Cadet (4, 3, 2); Photographer Cadet (1); Ameri- can Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Northern Neck Club (3, 2, 1); Academic Stars (2, 1); Private (3, 2, 1). One of the many to take his schooling in two doses, " Jimmy " returned from the wars in September of 1946. Originally a ' 44, he left to become one of that strange breed known as paratroopers. Possessed of a Civil ' s lightning fast brain, and having the suave tongue of a Liberal Artist, he rose to head the list of " Buzz ' s " boys. Favorite weapon — a camera. Favorite subject — Julie. Favorite hobby — taking furloughs — feels oppressed because he had to spend one week-end here. Really well liked by all, he should go far in any field. William Edward Lawson, Jr. Newport News, ' i ginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Rat Football (4, 3); Rat Wrestling (4, 3); American Society of Civil Engineers (4, 3, 2) ; Track (2) ; Chairman, Second Class Finance Committee (3, 2); President, Hop Committee (2); Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2); Private (1). Bill happens to be one of those persons that can be " one of the boys, " and he definitely holds his own with the fairer sex — then, in his spare time, manages to achieve those much coveted aca- demic stars. Always a popular and outstanding member of his class. Bill ' s enviable record with L ncle Sam was a surprise to no one. His ability, along with his congenial personality should carry him far along the road to success. Frederick Layman, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineering ' 44 Veteran Rat Basketball (4, 3) ; Basketball (3, i) ; Track (3, i) ; Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant ( ' ); Private (1). " Fellows, I think it is like this . . . " ' " Logy " again speaks his mind with an uncanny accuracy — a true sportsman with a puz- zling frown caused by all the ammeters, voltmeters, wattmeters and other electrical instruments he struggles with every night. A solid citizen, small, but possesses a tremendous amount of energy which makes him admirably suited for action. Harry Gravely Lee Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 47 Veteran Varsity Football (4); Richmond Club (4); Zuni Club; U. S. Navy (1944-46); Private (3, 1). Quiet dependability, natural amiability and easy adaptability to any situation, whether serious or otherwise, are combined in Harry, and they have their inevitable result — a fine Keydet and a sincere friend. " Lighthorse Harry, " regardless of whether or not he ' s planning to throw his hat in the crowded Georgia gubernatorial ring, has undeniable interest in something about that fair state. Of course, we think she ' s wonderful, too. But Harry ' s Georgia peach isn ' t his only interest, and if he ' s as conscientious about his future in engineering as he is about painting his golf balls and chasing footballs, he won ' t have a bit of trouble. William Freeman Lindsay Lexington, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Football (4); Basketball (4, 2); Baseball (3); Monogram Club (3); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Private (1). Freeman has an iron will above anything else. The mere fact that a man can be born and reared in Lexington and then stick it out at V. M. I. is no small feat. Few of us could stay clear of " Mink- land " under such circumstances. His athletic abilities tend toward baseball. Absolutely no doubt that he will do all right for himself. Chemistry Leonard Luther Lonas, Jr. Manassas, Virginia ' 44 Veteran American Chemical Society (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). " Lobo, " the lethargic lover whose scope of influence extends from the post westward through Southern Sem, Texas and Korea, and come Finals will double back across the U. S. to include the State of Indiana. During the years since September 9, 1940, Leonard has compiled an enviable record of military service to his country as well as outstanding academic achievement amongst the chemical brothers. He emerges from the hall of foul odors, long hours, two ' s and molecules as the ball carrier of the team, with Ail-American honors, as exemplified in " Who ' s Who in American Colleges, 1947. " Liberal Arts Paul Adolph Lewis Miami, Florida ' 45 Veteran Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); Track (4); Florida Club (4, 3, 2, 1), President (1); Vice President, Athletic Association (2, 1); General Committee (1); Honor Court (1); Pri- vate (4, 3, 1); Color Sergeant (2). Once in a great while there evolves in barracks one of those superindividualistic characters who forever leaves his mark on the hearts of his classmates. Such a man is " Staleg-Luf t " 3 ' s gift to V. M. I., our own inimitable " Mole. " His keen sense of humor has puzzled the instructors and delighted his classmates ever since this former member of the Class of ' 45 returned last year. This lad has an answer for everything and stands ever ready to champion the cause of the underdog. Come what may, we may rest assured that the " Mole " will be in there pitching and furthering those uncompromising ideals of his. - Chemistry Lewis Morris Ludlow, Jr. Parkersburg, West Virginia ' 44 Veteran Hunt Club (4,3, 2); Horse Show (2); Cadet SlaS (4,3.2;) Turn- out Staff (3); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). " Lew ' s " easy-going manner and generous ways have distinguished him among his classmates. Probably the most descriptive phrase is that he is always willing to help a friend in need. Lew spent three and one-half years in the Army before returning to complete his first class j-ear. A West Virginian, he majored in chemistry and his future plans include a " Master ' s " at Carnegie Tech. John Hugh MacDonald, Jr. Woburn, Massachusetts Civil Engineering ' 43 Veteran Business Staff, Cadet (3, 2); Sports Staff, Cadet (3, -Z); Assistant Sports Editor, Cadet (i); Sports Editor, Turnout (i); Manager, Rat Football (2); Yankee Club (-1, 3, 2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers (4, 3, i, 1); Newman Club (1); Private ( " 1, 3, 2, 1). " Mac " symbolizes that quiet sort of New Englander. For- tunately, he has long had " Harpo ' s " companionship to weather life in those four grey walls amidst less truer Yankees and " Rebels. " His civil engineering studies have been tempered by literary ability. He is a cool, dependable fellow and is strictly " one of the boys " to all who know him well. ChemiMry Douglas Alton Market Charlotte Courthouse, Virginia ' 48-B Cavalry Richmond Club (3, 2); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Secretary-Treasurer, Student Chapter of Affiliates of the American Chemical Society ii) ; Chairman, Student Chapter of Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (1): Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). " D. A. " is famous for his love life (mostly at the Sem.) and for his spatulating chemistry talents. A quiet lad who accomplishes a great deal, " D. A. " has proved himself to be ready for fun as well as work, and it is with much regret that we bid him adieu in June. Doug scared us all when he created a slight explosion in his underclass days and burned his hands quite badly. He quickly recovered, however, and will graduate in good shap; except for a few gray hairs incurred by virtue of numerous skirmishes with " Butch " and " Big Les. " Good luck, Doug! Hey, put down that damn TNT! William Steele Armour McIntyre Duquesne, Pennsylvania Electrical Engineering ' 44 Veteran Once again a familiar face in barracks after three years in the Army is " Scotty " McIntyre. His keen wit and good-natured sarcasm have helped us pass four years with less boredom. Three years of Varsity football and basketball have shown his considerable ability in the athletic field. The Cadet and Second Class Show have shown his literary and theatrical ability. Mac intends to be married this summer and afterwards he and Martha will sip " smoke " cock- tails in Pittsburgh in the finest Southern fashion. James Beverly McVeigh Lynchburg, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Track (4, 3, i); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Second Class Show (2) ; Glee Club (4) ; American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2); Lynchburg Club (4, 3, 2). As one of the most promising Lotharios to come out of Lynch- burg, " Bev " has proved to be more than just an all-round guy- Academically no slouch, he has performed well as a CE and is a versatile track man. Plagued by the tantrums of Overmeyer and in competition with such Don Juans as Seay and Watt, " Bev " has truly had an uphill fight during the past year. Richard Alva Meade Scarsdale, New York Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1), Vice President (2); Cadet Staff (4); Turnout Staff (2); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Hunt Club (4, 3, 2); American Society of Civil Engineering (3, 2). Dick, a Brother Rat of ' 44, returned to the Institute from a three-year sojourn in the Army, the last part of which he spent as a paratroop officer in Japan. The ups and downs of his Army career, however, had no effect on his ready good humor or readiness to engage in a friendly argument on any subject at any time. The stories of his prowess as a slide-rule burner-upper are many and varied, and include at least one reading of the wrong end. Dick is a Civil and has come through the trials of " Buzz ' s " many gaunt- lets without a scratch. He hasn ' t chosen an occupation yet, but there can be no doubt that his amiability and ever-present smile will carry him through whatever he undertakes. John Lloyd Merchant Long Beach, CaHfornia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Track (2); Epis- copal Club (4, 3, 2); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2). " O ' Rourke of New York, " the barracks ' Beau Brummell with the nine-year-old suit and the Limey brogue mysteriously acquired in Japan, is always ready to make merry with wine and songs. In spite of this, Merch has managed to obtain military acclaim and academic distinction. Jack will be remembered as the type of Brother Rat often looked for but rarely found. Charles Theodore Metcalf Columbus, Ohio Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Glee Club (4, 3, a); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4, 2, 1); Corporal (3). With an impressive set of grades, " Teddy " promises to go far as one of " Buzz ' s " boys. He has uncovered more than just the base essentials of CE both in V. M. I. and the Air Corps. His favorite passion is playing " jazz " records, running the gamut of all the popular artists and stylists. Too bad he had such a fond attachment for becoming an early member of the Commandant ' s list. William Charles Mills Ironwood, Michigan Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran AST Cadet (July, ' 43-July, ' 44); Transferred to V. M. I. First Class, September, ' 46, from Michigan College of Mining and Tech- nology. Hailing from that part of Michigan which he won ' t admit is the Siberia of the United States, namely Ironwood, Bill came to us via the AST route in July of ' 43. He liked the military life so much that after his stretch in the Army, he came back for more drill and a diploma. Not one to hesitate. Bill has already decided on his future, personally as well as professionally, since he is planning to make the fatal one-way trip to the altar right after graduation. Liberal Arts John Potter Mitchell, Jr. Abbeville, Alabama ' 44 Veteran Private (4, 3, " 2, 1). " Mitch " has always been bound and determined to see what a college must he like. So in between the press of Pre-Med at Tulane, he hopes to learn about the civilian atmosphere so longingly denied him. He has, among other things, a distinguished L. A. career plus a fine record as a " doughfoot. " One of his rights to fame at V. M. I. rests in the fact that he has never succumbed to womanly wiles. Salvatore Joseph D. Morena New York, New York Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran .Attended V. M. I. as AST Student (Advanced Engineering), from July, 19-13, to July, 1944. Entered the First Class in September, 1946. " Sal " came to " ye old Institute " from the wilds of Manhattan with the July, 1943, contingent of AST. Lea% ' ing here in 1944, he was quick to hop the pond, served a good stretch overseas, and came back to us in the fall of 1946. One of " Buzz ' s " boys, " Sal " has done well in the Civil Engineering Department. One of his favorite hobbies is taking top stand in his classes. " How ' bout a quick game, ' Sal ' . ' " James Lunsford Morrison, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Liberal Arts ' 45 Cavalry Glee Club (4); Rat Track (4); Rat Cross Country (4); Varsity Polo (3, »); Outrage Editor, Bomb ( ' 2, 1); V. M. I. Cadet Staff (3, 2); Editor-in-Chief, V. M. I. Cadet (1); Honor Court (i); General Committee ( ' 2); Richmond Club (4); Methodist Club (4); Academic Stars (2, 1) ; Second Class Finance Committee ( ' 2) ; Secret Eight (3) ; Private (4); Corporal (3); First Sergeant (2); Regimental Com- mander (1). First Captain Jimmy is a merry ol ' soul whose sense of humor relieves those certain qualities that usually make a top-ranking military man somewhat unpopular. A loud and lusty supporter of Richmond, James has entangling and enticing interests in that city which he will be cone even more closely allied with after his gradua- tion. James was closely connected with one of Uncle Sam ' s higher institutions of learning for a while, but he returned to become one of that scintillating group which is otherwise made up of the " Mole, " the " Banker, " and " Skladania from tlirania. " The Institute will lose a superior Editor-in-Chief of the Cadet as well as a top-rate first captain when Jimmy says " Pass in Review " for the last time. Lee Lochhead Nichols, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineering ' 44 Veteran American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Swimming Team (2, 1); Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Bomb Photographer (1); Private (4, 3, 2); Corporal (1). This brother has proved to be as impish and unruly as his seldom-parted shock of blonde hair, and has in four years been a very cheery and pleasant-minded fellow at all times. Nick ' s prowess in swimming has made him a consistent follower of that sport. Despite the fact that he is often beset by the demands of the Electrical Engineering Department of " Dodo ' s, " he has succeeded in insulating himself against their short circuits. We figure that you ' ll swim your way through all the swift currents of life with ease and dis- patch, and as we come to the parting of the ways, we wish you the best of everything, Nick. Richard Allen Overmyer Bcllevue, Ohio Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Glee Club (4, 3); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). An all-round personality should have a goodly mixture of brains and wit. " Dick " has both. His remarks lose their barbs when one knows him well, however. He has ever been loyal to his friends in the Corps. As a party man he has provided more than his share of laughs. Best to you, " Dick. " Charles Walter Parker, Jr. Ahoskie, North Carohna Electrical Engineering ' 44 Veteran Rat Football (4); Glee Club (4, 3, 2); Orchestra (4, 3, 2, 1); Second Class Show (3, 2); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Prina Club (3, 2) ; Carolina Club (4, 3, 2) ; Private (4, 3, 2); Lieutenant (1). The " Ahoskie Flash " is known throughout barracks as a true lover of the finer things of life. Never having been known to miss a party, Charlie is always ready to roll out the car and go for the lovelies. Along with academics, at which he does quite well, wine, women and song are leading interests, with women leading by a hair — and for Charlie, with whom hair is a scarce item, that is quite a lead. Easy-going and good-natured, Charlie should be sure to have success and a host of friends in the years to come. Webster Rawls Parker Burlington, North CaroHna Liberal Arts ' 48-B Field Artillery Associate Editor of ' 48 Bomb (1); North Carolina Club (2); Artist for Cadet (1); Lectern Club (1); Private (4, 2); Corporal (3 ; Lieutenant (1). " Willy " undoubtedly has one of the wildest imaginations in barracks, an attribute he has put to good use as an L. A. Along with that imagination, he has shown us a surprising amount of talent in the literary field, and as Associate Editor of the Bomb was invaluable. Never to be classified as " eager, " he, nevertheless, managed both to sleep and to place consistently high in academic work. A master of repartee, he has shocked many an unsuspecting lower classman into submissive silence by his caustic comments. Not only can he hold his own in any barracks " bull session, " but " Willy " has probably hit a new high in explaining why an assign- ment was impossible to do. It ' s hard to leave a valued Brer Rat and friend, " Willy, " so here ' s to you. Civil Engineering Tom L. Peyton, Jr. Bethesda, Maryland ' 44 Veteran Tom is one of our quiet and efiScient Brother Rats who " saw the vision, " and switched from the Electrical to the Civil Engineer- ing course. A wise choice, we believe, since he saw service with the U. S. Army Engineers in both Europe and the Philippines. As a representative of the Class of ' 44 on the Honor Court and General Committee during the past year, he has exerted a steadying influence on the class and Corps. Still he has had time to answer a suds call with the brothers at the friendly tavern. Soon he will be a domesti- cated male consorting with a lady from Kentucky. John Eldridge Poindexter Newport News, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran American Society of Civil Engineers (3, ' 2, 1); Second Class Show; Basketball (4, 3); Tidewater Club (4, 3); Intramurals (4, 3, ' 2); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). " P. D. " is one of the more prominent slaves to the exclusive Lexington Country Club. He claims he can throw a golf club farther and with more force than any other member. When not thinking, talking or playing golf, he is busy working his way through school at the bridge table. In his spare time he studied so well as to be- come a member of the collegiate " Who ' s Who. " While in the ETO he earned the Silver Star. Having escaped matrimony to date, he has suffered several serious counter-attacks in the vicinity of AAash- ington, D. C. A good fellow with a good future. Chemistrij Thomas Edward Powers Bogalusa, Louisiana ' 46 Veteran Class President (4, 3, 2); Honor Court (3, 2, 1), President (2); General Committee (3, 2, 1), President (1); Hop Committee Presi- dent (2); American Chemical Society (1): Captain, Polo Team (2, 1); Football (1); President, Deep South Club (1); Private (4); Sergeant (3); Lieutenant (2); Captain (1). Ed is one of those from the de-ep South — " Bogalusa, Louisiana, Suh! " He entered the Institute with his Brother Rats of ' 46 and immediately set about carving his name in V. M. I. ' s history. Before he had left for the Navy, he was president of practically every important organization in school, and wingback of the struggling but fighting football squad of 1944. . fter his tour of duty with the Navy, Ed returned to the Corps to complete his course in chemistry. We might take this opportunity to wish Ed the best of luck in future endeavors, for we know he ' ll succeed in any capacity. George Peters Ramsey, Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 48-B Field Artillery Lynchburg Club (3, 2, 1), President (1); Second Class Finance Committee; American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Floor Committee (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Captain (1). George ' s enthuisiasm and ability are of such a quality that he will go to the top in whatever field he chooses. Although he is always in the forefront when a frolic is in progress, George can usually be found planning the next trip to see Harriet, his OAO from the home city. " Gyp ' s " work for various organizations, especially for the Hop Committee, will be sorely missed when he is graduated. Since he is an ardent lover of sports and an active par- ticipant in intramurals, the members of the Second Battalion will long remember him for this, as well as for the fine job he did as Battalion Commander. Philip Allen Read Lynchburg, Virginia Pre-Medical ' 45 Veteran Cross Country (4); Track (4, 3, 1); Monogram Club (2, 1); Second Class Finance Committee; Hop Committee (2, 1); Lynch- burg Club (4, 3, 2, 1); V. A. S. (3, 2); Cadet Staff (4, 3, 1); Private (4, 3, 1); Sergeant (2). Phil is V. M. I. ' s Walter Winchell who remembers everything about everybody and lets them know about it at the most embarrass- ing times. An embryonic Pasteur, Phil has had a checkered career. He was a member of the Class of ' 45 who left to join the chow lines of the Army. As a Rat and third classman, he pole-vaulted for the track team when not in the Biology Lab or going home to Lynchburg. An ardent defender of the first platoon of " G " Company, Phil will always be remembered for those society clippings of his and his warm heart. John Elmer Schmidt Chicago, Illinois Electrical Engineering ' 44 Veteran Football (4); Baseball (4, 3); Second Class Show; American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Prina Club (2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). " Big A " is the pride of the Electricals with a brain to match that six-foot-four inch, 230-pound frame. Known by various nick- names around barra cks, but answers affectionately to " Big A " or " Guggenheimer. " A great party man and makes himself heard at any of the organized or disorganized brawls planned by the class. After graduation he hopes to continue his education by going deeper into the mysteries of electronics. " Big A " has one whim which he would like to fulfill — getting a job as the old lamplighter on the streets of Chicago. Arthur Lucius Seat III Petersburg, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Football (4, 3, ' 2); Wrestling (4); Second Class Show (2); Prina Club (2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Mono- gram Club (2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). " Moose " is another of the brothers that covered himself with glory on the lower field. He joined the Marines early and didn ' t get back until late. He had the only penthouse in Okinawa. Buck ' s cadet grey usually consisted of a tweed coat and yellow tie. He loved a rare time and usually had it. Buck ' s wit and his imitation of " Papa Pooley " will long be remembered by the brothers. Liberal Arts Arthur Rex Sheppard Waynesboro, Georgia ' 48-B Cavalry Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); Cadet, Sports Editor (1); Glee Club (2, 1); Baptist Student Union (4, 3, 2), Vice President (2); Deep South Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Intramural Council (1); Private (4, 3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1). Rex, the fastest-talking Georgian yet born, has led a varied life at V. M. I. Through his prowess on the gridiron, he became a charter member of the Monogram Club. After a prolonged struggle with the discomforts caused by the military discipline, he finally ceased resistance and was appointed lieutenant in his first class year. With your ever-ready tongue, sharpened with wit, we figure you are well prepared to meet the various exigencies of life. Good-bye and good luck. Rex — to know you has been an education in itself. Hamer Kenaz Spencer Hilton Village, Virginia Electrical Engineering ' 44 Veteran Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); Prina Club (2); Baptist Club (4, 3, 2); Vice President (2) ; Tidewater Club (4, 3, 2, 1) : Private (4, 3, 2, 1). Jimmy, the brother of Wynsol Spencer, is a little man with a big heart. Small though he is, he has often proven that size doesn ' t mean a thing. He is an outstanding wrestler, captain and mother of the team. He formerly served as a " B. T. O. " in the ETO, while improving American relations with the French. He is one of the few men to receive an honorary degree from the Lotus Club while at Fort Belvoir. He always has a cheery smile and the good word for the day. John T. Stevens Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Basketball (4, 3); Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1); Vice President, Monogram Club (2); Vice President Athletic Council (2); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). " Stevo " — " Teevy " — " Damittohell " Stevens — no matter what he was called he was the finest the " slums " had to offer. His foot- ball ability gained him the captaincy of the ' 43 football team. Steve, MacArthur and Halsey collaborated to win the war in the Pacific. He became the leading gin rummy player in barracks after Feb- ruary. His ability and friendly personality will take him far. Be seeing you, John. Alfred Julian Stupalsky Roanoke, Virginia Electrical Engineering ' 48-B Field Artillery Football (4); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3); Assistant ilanager. Football (3); Manager Football (1); Vice Presi- dent, Roanoke Club (1); Second Class Finance Committee; Newman Club (1); Sports Editor, Bomb (1); Southwest Virginia Club (3); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). " Al " belongs to that happy-go-lucky group of slaving Elec- tricals — the boys who think that sleep is something that a Liberal Artist does all the time. Even though " Al " didn ' t get more than forty winks each term, he showed what an enterprising EE can do in his spare time. An excellent football player, bothered by a bad knee, he had to resign himself to being football manager. More- over, he plays a mean game of tennis, was Sports Editor of the Bomb, and played a great part in all cadet activities. We expect you, " Al, " to go far in the Electrical field with your calm, pleasant disposition and clear, accurate solutions of all difficulties. Allan Thorndyke Sylvester II South Norwalk, Connecticut Civil Engineering ' 47 Infantry Swimming (4); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1), Vice President (2, 1); Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1), Business Manager (3, 2), Co-President (1); Hop Committee (3, 2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4), Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). Al is one of those " Damyankees " whose enthusiasm and ability have carried him into practically everything of importance that goes on in the barracks. A member of the Hop Committee, Cadet Staff, Bomb Staff, and so forth ad infinitum, Al is kept on the run continually by just trying to make the various meetings. Perhaps the Glee Club is his favorite though, for he can always be found in the middle of a group that is harmonizing. He is also well known for his ability to carry two papers to the breakfast table and read both of them before beating a hasty retreat to the barracks. He even manages to eat some of that stuff in between his reading. Liberal Arts James McIlhany Thomson Winchester, Virginia ' 46 Veteran Wrestling (4); Louisiana Club (4, 1); Northern Virginia Club (4); Private (4, 2, 1); Corporal (3). Jim comes from the apple kingdom of Virginia — Winchester — and don ' t try to tell him they grow ' em anywhere else. Entering V. M. I. with the Class of ' 46, " The Silent One " managed to finish one year before the Marines needed him more than ye Institute. With the background of his " Rat " year, he reached the rank of second lieutenant before leaving to return to the Cadet Corps. Now a first class Liberal Artist with the credits gotten at " Rah, Rah, Carolina, Lina, " while in the Marines. Jim has future plans for law at the University of Virginia — beware Charlottesville! John Walter Trdmbo Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineering ' 48-A Infantry Hop Committee (2, 1); Second Class Finance Committee; American Institute of Electrical Engineers (2, 1); Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Assistant Manager, Football (2); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). Attention all women! " Saint John " has led the woman charge across the hills of Virginia clear to the " Holy City " for the last three years. It has often been rumored in barracks that all these trips were in vain. Seriously though, John has been one of the outstanding men of his class. It is known generally that he is a " brain. " " The Nub " is undoubtedly a " leader of men, " for in his four years at the Institute he has held nearly every rank excepting First Captain. We are all wishing him the best of everything in the years ahead. Liberal Arts Daniel Moseley Tucker Chase City, Virginia ' 44 Veteran Cadet Staff (4, 3, 2), Associate Editor (2); Bomb Staff (2); Southside Virginia Club (4, 3, 2); Lectern Club (3, 2, 1); Academic Stars (2, 1); Private (4. 3, 2, 1). " Or Dan " Tucker, famed for literary talents, academic stars, and sack-artistry is innocent in appearance, but deep beneath that manly chest beats the heart of a W ' OLF! " Pinky, " ever searching for good-looking " laigs, " has not confined his endeavors to the boundaries of the United States, for even French, English and German maidens have tasted of love. Chase City style. Dan ' s great ambition is to take that long walk down the center aisle with a certain Maconite, thus bringing to a close the career of Chase City ' s greatest lover in the past decade. Thomas Mallory Tucker Sandiges, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 48-B Field Artillery American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 3, 1); Methodist Club (3, 2): Private (4, 2); Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1). NO! Not another Tucker! One might have heard this plain- tive remark as a curly, black-haired boy came ambling into Wash- ington Arch on June 28, 1944. Who should he be but the brother of First Classman Tucker. Brer Rat Tucker, being a Civil engineer, spent a good part of hi.s time visiting the various barracks ' card tables in proving that Culbertson didn ' t know what he was talking about. Although Tom reconnoitered all the girls ' schools and stole the Brotherhood ' s women, we are still proud to claim him as one of us. Just don ' t let things throw you, Tom, for the cards are all stacked in your favor in later life. Liberal Arts Robert Kean Turner, Jr. Richmond, Virginia ' 47 Veteran Bomb (4); Richmond Club (4, 3); Cavalry Troop (1); Horse Show Team (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). " Slow-Freight " is a most popular reminder of the accelerated boys of ' 47. This unusual representative of the Holy City left our midst in his third class year for a sojourn in the Navy, and emerged as " Navy Bob, the Adaaac Kid. " He readily became one of us again, however, and since then his frequent visits to Baltimore have been the only outward signs of his grim past. For a round of bridge, a horseback ride or just a damned good time, he is always ready, and always a valued contributor. Ross Francis Walker Fairfax, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veter Basketball (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Second Class Finance Committee (2); Private (4); Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). Ross, a converted Civil Engineer, is definitely at his best when tossing the leather oval through the hoop from away out. His likes are Cook, sports, swing music and more Cook. Likeable on and off the court; in highest esteem when some unlucky opponent sprawls on his face after a masterful Walker " fake. " He is a type, unfortunately rare, but well appreciated. Chemistry GoMER Harris AVard Kenova, West Virginia ' 44 Veteran Basketball (4, 3, i, 1); Baseball (4); American Chemical Society (3, ' 2, 1); Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); Second Class Finance Committee; Cadei Staff (1); Hop Committee (3, i); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant ( ' 2); Lieutenant (1). Gomer is one of those personality plus boys with a highly developed sense of humor. Both in V. M. I. and in the Army he has won a host of close friends attracted by his amiability. Unlike some of the Lexington " civilians, " Gomer accepted the p ospect of wearing a uniform in lieu of having Mary Jane here to keep house. Considering the rigors of a chemist ' s life he has borne up well be- neath " Butch ' s " and " Les ' s " tough grind. Robert Gilkeson Watt Thomasville, Georgia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Cadet Staff (4, 3); Basketball (4, 3, 2); Second Class Show; Georgia-Alabama Club (4, 3, 2); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). Conservatism has its place and fashion in this world and " Bobbie " has surely done much to temper the daring qualities and escapades of his roommates. An average golfer, a snappy dresser, and smooth line best characterize him as a potential man-about- town who will get where he plans. He occupies a fond place in everyone ' s memory that has really known him. Earl Watson, Jr. Chincoteague, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Prina Club (3, 2); Manager, Baseball (2); .American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). Earl Watson, better known as " Chink, " is a typical member of the third platoon of " G " Company. A returnee of the Class of ' 44, Earl served as captain in the Infantry in the Philippines. . n outstanding member of the Civil section, he is well liked by every- one and will do anything to help a friend. " Chink " was one of the first of the class to take up the marriage vows, and is now the proud father of a year-old daughter. His only regret is the overcrowded housing conditions in Lexington. Walter Winfield Weber, Jr. Ramsey, New Jersey Electrical Engineering ' 45 Field Artillery Cadet Staff (4, 3); Yankee Club (4, 3); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (2, 1); Academic Stars (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2); Lieutenant (1). " The Ax " hails from the State of New Jersey, and in case anyone is interested, is damn proud of it. He is another former member of the ill-fated Class of 1945, but we believe his service career is unique in the annals of V. M. I., for this lad did time in both the Army and the Navy during his two-year furlough from the Abode. Walt is a brow from ' way back, seldom shaking the EE tree for less than a 9.6 (which ain ' t hay) with the " Foot ' s " boys. Although he was awarded his nickname because of a close resemblance to a since departed tactical officer, his solemn exterior hides a great sense of humor and a heart of gold. Robert Lynn Williamson Vinton, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 48-A Cavalry Second Class Finance Committee; Hop Committee ( ' 2, 1), Business Manager (1); Glee Club (2, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). On the cold morning of February 7, 1944, the " Vinton of Virginia " had made its greatest contribution to V. M. I. " The Torso " moved into barracks and before long he was first-ranking man in his class. During the war he moved steadily up the ladder in every way. He wound up as a lieutenant and Business Manager of the Hop Committee. " Gilly " has always been known as one of the leaders in barracks because of his fine personality and executive ability. We know that " Gilly " has a fine future ahead of him in any field he chooses. Chemistry Harry Minor Wilson, Jr. Charlottesville, Virginia ' 44 Veteran American Chemical Society (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2); Lieu- tenant (1). Born with a golf club in one hand and thirteen cards in the other, the " Cat " has never been known to turn down a game of bridge or an afternoon on the links. As conqueror of " Squeaky ' s " tedious physical experiments and " Butch ' s " unknowns, he emerges from Maury-Brooke Hall a star chemist. Harry found no obstacles in the infantry, but his only boast is that he walked all the way across Europe. James David Wilson Clifton Forge, Virginia Pre-Medical Chemistry ' 48-B Cavalry Glee Club (4, 3, ' 2, 1) ; Polo Team (3, -2) ; Second Class Finance Committee; Vice President, Southwest Virginia Club (2, 1); As- sistant Outrage Editor, Bomb (1); Private (4, 2); Corporal (3); Captain (1). With an inimitable sense of humor and a knack for apt phrasing, Jed has smiled (and kept us smiling) through the various toils incident to cadet life. Much of the Outrage can be attributed to his wit. Not only did Brer Wilson keep the basses in the Glee Club from disintegrating, but he finally became a captain, and deservedly so. You ' ll make a fine M. D., Jed, and we feel that if medicine proves inadequate, your smile and humor will pull the patient through. With all sincerity, it ' s hard to bid you farewell. Chemistry Lionel Thomas Wolford Jeanerette, Loui.siana ' 48-B Field Artillery American Chemical Society (1); Louisiana Club (3, 2, 1); Newman Club (1); Deep South Club (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2); Lieutenant (1). " But, Suh, " and with these words Brother Rat Wohlford would proceed to confound some upperclassman with his baj-ou lingo, reminiscent of happier days spent in the swamps of sunny Louisiana. Although he definitely has most of the traits of a Liberal Artist, " L. T., " nevertheless, has thus far been successful in his chemistry course, notwithstanding every eflort of " Butch " and " Big Les " to dislodge him from his chosen field. Lionel came to the Institute believing that the " M " in V. M. I. stood for " millinery, " but finally became a lieutenant in Easy Company, a judicious place- ment. To a true sport and a fine friend who will always supply that fourth at bridge, we bid fond farewell. Raymond Herndon Woodall, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering ' 44 Veteran Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1). Ray is one of those quiet Civils who plods along and produces results when the chips are down. Having served with the Combat Engineers, he is potential material for the regular Army or the Civil Engineering field, As a resident of the Holy City he has proved his ability to keep step with the illustrious rabble that has come forth yearly to inhabit four grey walls. Charles Thomas Yancey Waynesboro, Virginia Electrical Engineering ' 44 Veteran American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3, i, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). You have never really seen or heard much concerning Virginia until you visit Waynesboro, home of that giant of the slipstick, " Buck " Yancey. A home-town lad who has paraded his trademark far and wide, " Buck " enjoys the unique authorship of some of the driest and most trenchant wit among the ' 4-4 ' s. Plagued by the EE Department, he has seldom succumbed to the hems and haws so characteristic of some of the stalwarts. IT n« mm FIRST CLASS YEAR 1. Amen! 2. ' 44 running the stiifF as usual. 3. Stripes and the O. A. O. 4. Of all people, we picked the " Mole. " 5. Gyp, as the man of authority. 6. What is that enor- mous creature. ' 7. Sheppard ' s " Sem- ming " again. 8. Oh, well it ' s all in a day ' s work. 9. The last (thank God!) Christmas furlough. 10. " Willie " in all his glory. OUR SECOND GLASS YEAR 1. One of the brothers who had to leave. 2. First Battalion Rise, Forward March! 3. Two misguided souls who lost their way! 4. Monday morning. 5. No, Warwick, No! 6. More of God ' s in- nocent creatures . . . 7. The first rat sentinel. 8. " Ike " inspects the situation. 9. " Sears, Roebuck, Gawd-almighty, and Yewgeen ... " 10. One minute later! OUR THIRD CLASS YEAR 1. You rats yell! 2. Torchlight parade. 3. One of " the powers that be " says his bit. 4. Tauss leads the boys. 5. Hard-headed, Mister? 6. The Spirit. 7. Getting worried! 8. They certainly did! 9. Thanksgiving Hop. 10. Nothin ' like it! OUR FOURTH CLASS 1. God! What a mess! 2. Night before a foot- ball game. 3. After all, this is our main interest. 4. It ' s cold out here! 5. That wonderful day! 6. The next day. 7. God! 8. First visit to the Q. M. D. 9. The Thirds must be in class! 10. Often visited by Prina boys on Sat- urday afternoon. RETURNED VETERANS Class of ' 44 E. R. Bowers Arlington, Virginia J. D. Hammond, Jr. Alexandria, Virginia Class of ' 45 J. A. Allison Draper, Virginia J. A. Barker Bristol, Tennessee S. S. Bradford, Jr. Hagerstown, Maryland J. M. Burnett Roanoke, Virginia J. H. Casey Boyce, Virginia F. A. Coleman Fort Madison, Iowa D. M. Crim New Market, Virginia P. V. D. Davies Chattanooga, Tennessee J. I. Gantt Lynchburg, Virginia R. W. Gleason Roanoke, Virginia W. E. Haines Luray, Virginia R. C. Malmo Richmond, Virginia G. B. Mills Frankfort, Kentucky F. M. MOYER Staunton, Virginia B. S. Myers Charlotte, North Carolina [ 108 AT THE INSTITUTE A. J. Newcomb, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia J. K. NOYES Lexington, Kentucky J. M. Peery Tazewell, Virginia L. D. Pritchard Hopewell, Virginia E. M. PusEY, Jr. Chevy Chase, Maryland W. H. Russell Salisbury, Maryland J. W. TiNSLEY III Richmond, Virginia K. Y. Thrift Culpeper, Virginia D. C. Walser, Jr. Chevy Chase, Maryland J. D. Williams Richmond, Virginia S. W. Wise Cape Vincent, New York Class of ' 46 M. J. Allen Lynchburg, Virginia W. M. Chandler, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia J. E. Cobb Blytheville, Arkansas I. C. Crytzer, Jr. Manorville, Pennsylvania Z. C. Dameron, Jr. Baynesville, Virginia W. A. Doyle Lynchburg, Virginia R. D. Ellett Lynchburg, Virginia J. M. Ellis Elizabeth, Pennsylvania A. E. Ferrey Port Nelson, Ontario, Canada RETURNED VETERANS H. G. France Charlottesville, Virginia E. J. Hammond New Kensington, Pennsylvania W.C.Hayes Virginia Beach, Virginia J. E. HOLLADAY Gordonsville, Virginia J. M. Hutchinson Greensburg, Pennsylvania R. Y. Johnston Roanoke, Virginia R. S. Lanier Jr. Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada S. D. Loughborough Richmond, Virginia B. D. Mann Norfolk, Virginia L. N. Mauck, Jr. Richmond, Virginia T. R. MacNamara Norfolk, Virginia R. A. MONCURE Radford, Virginia J. B. Moss Richmond, Virginia L. S. Nottingham Lynchburg, Virginia V. W. Patterson, Jr. Charlotte, North Carolina V. J. Ragunas Plymouth, Pennsylvania H. T. Sweeney Portsmouth, Virginia J. L. Taylor, Jr. Richmond, Virginia T. B. AValker, Jr. East Orange, New Jersey J. E. White Scottsville, Virginia E. J. Williams, Jr. New Orleans, Louisiana AT THE INSTITUTE Class of ' 47 G. B. ASHBY Winston-Salem, North Carolina T. H. Beasley, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia W. M. Brittain Greensboro, North Carolina P. R. Brown Johnson City, Tennessee P. T. Burks Charlotte, North Carolina J. J. Crolet Jenkins, Kentucky J. S. Croswell, Jr. Hampton, Virginia C. H. Davis, Jr. Martinsville, Virginia G. R. Evans x rlington, Virginia B. d ' E. Flagge Norfolk, Virginia D. H. Forsyth Pikeville, Kentucky P. S. Fleming Hamden, Connecticut J. C. Garrison Alexandria, Virginia S. S. Gillespie Rocky Mount, Virginia M. M. Gregory, Jr. Richmond, Virginia W. G. Haughton Kingstree, South Carolina W. T. Hawkins Lynchburg, Virginia H. W. Henzel Albany, New York T. B. Jacobsen Cranford, New Jersey E. A. Jarrett Richmond, Virginia M. Lamont Richmond, Virginia RETURNED VETERANS W. C. Land Madison, Georgia J. R. Maggard Larchmont, New York J. M. Morgan Alexandria, Virginia D. A. Murphy, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia J. H. Newsom, Jr. Portsmouth, Virginia W. R. Phillips Scranton, Pennsylvania J. M. Reardon Brooklyn, New York J. J. Reynolds III Waynesboro, Georgia A. Robbins III Hopewell, Virginia A. S. Robertson Richmond, Virginia H. C. Scott Frankfort, Kentucky H. J. Simpson Norfolk, Virginia A. C. Smith, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia R. N. Smith Bluefield, Virginia R. T. Spencer, Jr. Waco, Texas W. B. Taylor Big Island, Virginia W. B. Underwood, Jr. Greensboro, North Carolina P. E. Wood, Jr. Richmond, Virginia J. A. Wright Portsmouth, Virginia [112] AT THE INSTITUTE Class of ' 48-A J. R. Casey Boyce, Virginia F. J. FiNAMORE West New York, New Jersey B. T. Franklin Fredericksburg, Virginia J. Y. O ' Neal Dade City, Florida R. H. Patterson, Jr. Richmond, Virginia J. R. Sadler Moon, Virginia P. W. Stagg Richmond, Virginia W. H. Whitmoke Norfolk, Virginia [113] BROTHER RATS OF ' 48B C. M. Andrews Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania J. R. Armore West New York, New Jersey C. G. Avery, Jr. Holdcroft, Virginia J. C. Crosby Richmond, Virginia J. R. Eldridge, Jr. Augusta, Arkansas F. Everts, Jr. Abilene, Texas H. M. Fain, Jr. Bristol, Tennessee J. R. FULGHAM Suffolk, Virginia A. A. Greene, Jr. Daytona Beach, Florida H. D. Hamner, Jr. Ammon, Virginia C. W. Hechler • Richmond, Virginia J. W. Hodnett, Jr. Bluefield, Virginia E. R. Laine, Jr. Windsor, Virginia E. R. Lawhorne Lexington, Virginia [114] AT THE INSTITUTE A. L. Loth, Jr. Richmond, Virginia N. D. McDonald Lynchburg, Virginia M. M. Mills New Orleans, Louisiana C. R. Nixon University City, Missouri H. L. Reed West Frankfort, IlHnois R. C. Rice, Jr. Richmond, Virginia E. Shepherd, Jr. Birmingham, Alabama O. L. Slayton, Jr. Rocky Mount, Virginia H. L. Smith Marlin, Texas G. C. Stein Richmond, Virginia R. C. Thompson Culpeper, Virginia T. M. Watson, Jr. Dallas, Texas C. Woodard Wilson, North Carolina [115] History of the Second Class (194.9- A) The Class of 1949-A began its third class year in November of 1945, smaller by nearly one-half. As had all the other classes in barracks, we had been hard hit by the draft. We soon settled down to work, little dreaming of the misfortunes to come. As thirds, we worked long and hard on the rat class, nearly five times as large as ours. Just as our work along this line had been well started, calamity struck. Fully half the class was attending an informal party for Rats in Room 111. when they were suddenly interrupted by the appearance of Colonel Fray, then Commandant. Twenty-four hours later, the class had again been halved. This unfortunate occurrence marred the holidays for those of us who remained, but soon after we returned our prayers were answered, and we received news that all our Brother Rats who had been dismissed were to be reinstated immediately. The remainder of the first term was marked by a not too surprising laxity toward rats, and also by the graduation of the Class of ' 47. The beginning of the second term was rather hectic, what with room make-overs, the advent of many returned veterans, including some of our own Brother Rats, and omnipresent academic work. The monotony of the second term was broken up by Easter Hops, the first really big hop since before the war. Later on, near the end of the term, we took over the responsibilities and duties of the Second Class Finance Committee. With this and many other things to occupy us we soon found ourselves in the midst of final examinations. The long awaited summer furlough was at hand. June 27, 1946, marked the end of the wartime accelerated program and the beginning of the first full two-month summer furlough in over four years. We returned to the Institute on September 4th, and immediately took over the duties of our new positions in the Corps. We had suffered the loss of several Brother Rats, who had left to go to other schools, but this loss was made up by the return of several others from the armed forces. The first few days were very confused indeed, barracks being crowded with returned veterans and the largest rat class in V. ]M. I. history: but every- one soon got into the swing of the system. Almost immediately we were swamped with work — processing rats, working on the Second Class Finance Committee, and planning for Ring Figure. Now, with fond memories of things past — hops, athletic events, and other happy occa- sions, not unmixed with disappointments — we have settled down to the tasks of the second class. Working always with an eye to the future — Ring Figure, Christmas, Mid-Term Examinations, and finally that day when we assume the duties, responsibilities and privi- leges of the first class — we are still firm in our personal conviction that 1949-A is the best class in barracks. [116] OFFICEnS THE SECOND CLASS (1949-A) Penniman Vice President Max President Harrington Historian T. L. Brooks III Virginia Beach, Virginia L. E. Butler Suffolk, Virginia J. DissEK, Jr. Gardenville, New York S. W. Franklin Chicago, IlHnois J. E. Harrington, Jr. Southern Pines, North CaroHna J. W. Herlong Shreveport, Louisiana W. B. May Richmond, Virginia S. MiLLIMET North Bergen, New Jersey I. E. Nachman Newport News, Virginia W. M. Noftsinger Richmond, Virginia J. L. Nugent Savannah, Georgia G. A. Penniman, Jr. Dallas, Texas J. F. Schwartz III Long Island .City, New York G. D. Shackelford, Jr. Petersburg, Virginia G. F. Stock HoUandale, Mississippi C. M. Tiller Roanoke, Virginia E. E. West Richmond, Virginia [lis: In Mcmoriam ROBERT X. PAGLIARO A volley of shots rang through the still night air. Taps sounded a saddening note. Thus did the Corps pay its final respects to a fellow-cadet, Robert X. Pagliaro. Bobby came to us in June of 19 os a member of the Class of 1948-B. After having successfully completed his first year, he was called to the colors and served in the Merchant Marine for eighteen months. However, the time he spent aivay from the Institute did not dull his affection, for he visited us several times and desired to return as soon as possible. In September of 19 6, he reentered V. M. I. where he planned to complete his education. But a tragic accident interfered. Early on the morning of the ticenty- sixth of November, Bobby went out with the Corps to repel V. P. I. ' s attempt to " paint the school red. " Upon returning to barracks he picked up an unused torch, left from a previous torchlight parade, lit it, and rammed it into the muzzle of one of the Civil War cannons standing on the parade ground. A charge of powder exploded, and he was killed almost instantly from the shock. Always a popular lad, Bobby stood high in the hearts of his felloiv-cadets. His untimely death was a tremendous shock to everyone ' in the Corps, even more so .since a young and prom,ising life was so abruptly ended. A detail of four classmates was sent to attend his funeral as honorary pallbearers. Both the Corps of V. M. I. and V. P. I. sent expressions of their heartfelt sympathy and sense of loss to the family. But nothing can erase the memory of his happy, smiling face from our minds — nothing can erase the scar we bear upon our hearts. [119] History of the Second Class (1949-B) Our Class, 187 strong, entered V. M. I. on July 11, 1945. During the two terms that followed, we gradually became used to the ways of rathood and were infused with that intangible something which is called the V. M. I. Spirit. The Thanksgiving week-end, highlighted by the V. P. I. game, the Ring Figure Hops, and the fact that we were out of the rat line for three days was the most pleasant week-end of the term for us. Christmas finally arrived, and on the twenty-second of December we left Lexington for the Christmas furlough. After ten days at home, we dragged ourselves back to the Institute for two more months of the rat line. Then came " Bloody Sunday, " examinations, and the gauntlet, and we became the Class of 1949-B. We feel that we have come a long way since that day in July, 1945, but we have lost many of our Brother Rats along the road. By the beginning of our third class year, our class had dwindled to 128 members; however, the numerical loss only served to draw the remaining members of the class closer together. The spring term of 1946 found us a little confused by our new privileges and respon- sibilities, but under the capable leadership of Jess Totten, we shouldered the load and did our best to discharge the duties of the third class. The Easter Hops provided a welcome change from barracks life and made the long stretch from February to June seem much shorter. The long-awaited summer furlough began on June 28th, and we left the Institute until September. After two months spent at home, two months that seemed to fly past us on wings, we found ourselves back in Lexington, ready to begin another term ' s work. Our academic work, combined with the increased Corps and the new rats, kept us busy until football season and its accompanying hops took our attention, and then Christmas was upon us almost before we knew it. The end of our time as third classmen is approaching rapidly. As we prepare to ascend one more step on the ladder of barracks life, we look forward to our two remaining years at the Institute and to the years after our graduation, when our lives will be colored by the Spirit of V. M. I. and the Class of ' 49-B. 120 ] OFFICERS 1 THE SECOND CLASS (1949-B) ] Iax vell Vice President TOTTEN President Overton Historian J. H. Akers Atlanta, Georgia W. R. Barlow Wharton, West Virginia M. P. Bedsole, Jr. Mobile, Alabama R. L. Benedict Lynchburg, Virginia T. R. BoHN, Jr. Chicago, Illinois A. BoLviG, Jr. Birmingham, Alabama P. E. Bowers, Jr. Kansas City, Missouri T. D. Bowers Norfolk, Virginia H. H. Bradley Lynchbu rg, Virginia C. R. Branch Richmond, Virginia R. A. Bristow Harrisonburg, Virginia A. L. Byron Cockeysville, Maryland A. M. Casey, Jr. Houston, Texas G. T. Challoner Hilton Village, Virginia T. R. Cooke Lynchburg, Virginia E. D. Crane III Atlanta, Georgia R. H. Crocker Emporia, Virginia E. P. Davis Lexington, Virginia [122] S. S. DiLLARD II Greensboro, North Carolina G. W. DooLEY, Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia J. W. Enochs, Jr. Hopewell, Virginia B. I. Evans Columbia, South Carolina M. C. Feinman Lynchburg, Virginia S. Frew Cedartown, Georgia R. L. Gault Lexington, Virginia W. M. Gilbert Dallas, Texas R. S. Gordon Suffolk, Virginia J. W. Haggerty III Washington, D. C. B. F. Harmon Hampton, Virginia W. R. Harrison Little Rock, Arkansas J. H. Heiker Richmond, Virginia R. E. Hemple Little Falls, New Jersey G. B. Henderson Altoona, Pennsylvania C. M. Henning Jefferson, Virginia R. E. Hill Leesburg, Virginia C. T. HUMME Herndon, Virginia [123] C. W. Hurt Culpeper, Virginia R. S. Jeffries, Jr. Bedford, Virginia J. P. JOHANN Richmond, Virginia J. W. C. Johnson Clifton Forge, Virginia L. Jones, Jr. Urbanna, Virginia C. F. Krey Stafford, Kansas B. R. Kristensen Timpson, Texas R. T. Lardon Long Island, New York L. P. Laville, Jr. Plaquemin, Louisiana L. M. Lewis, Jr. Alexandria, Louisiana F. A. LiDDELL Houston, Texas A. M. Maggard Larchmont, New York W. B. Marshall H Front Royal, Virginia S. C. Marty Kansas City, Missouri V. L. Maxwell, Jr. Augusta, Georgia N. B. McCrary Richmond, Virginia C. E. B. McHenry Lynchburg, Virginia E. J. Mead Cleveland, Ohio [124] J. F. Morgan Arlington, Virginia B. E. MoRRiss Richmond, Virginia D. J. Myers Tazewell, Virginia N. G. Nelson Richmond, Virginia J. A. Neunhoffer Caracas, Venezuela A. B. NiEMEYER Portsmouth, Virginia G. C. OUTLAND Norfolk, Virginia D. H. Overton, Jr. Shelby, North Carolina N. T. Overton Newport News, Virginia C. R. Pack Richmond, Virginia H. L. Page Amherst, Virginia J. L. Patton Herndon, Virginia P. D. Payne III Lexington, Virginia P. L. Perot Monroe, Louisiana R. L. Prillaman Martinsville, Virginia J. C. Pringle Thomasville, Georgia N. M. PURDY Glenshaw, Pennsylvania C. E. Rammell Alexandria, Virginia [125] R. H. Rawles Suffolk, Virginia W. C. Roberts, Jr. Alexandria, Virginia C. B. Robinson Palestine, Texas G. C. Rowland Kingston, New York W. M. Shelley Atlanta, Georgia J. W. Shepherd Birmingham, Alabama C. L. Shufflebarger Bluefield, Virginia D. G. Smaw New Bern, North Carolina H. P. Smith Hampton, Virginia L. E. Soucek Disputanta, Virginia J. R. Spencer Salisbury, North Carolina J. V. Spitler Luray, Virginia S. H. Stephens, Jr. Mobile, Alabama M. Stockton, Jr. New Orleans, Louisiana W. C. Stribling, Jr. Markham, Virginia W. W. Sweeney Lynchburg, Virginia R. L. Thomason Leeds, Alabama T. W. Tigertt Wilmer, Texas [126] J. R. TOTTEN Sherman, Texas R. J. Tweedy Lynchburg, Virginia C. B. Upshaw Atlanta, Georgia J. M. VanHook South Hill, Virginia F. C. Vann Camilla, Georgia A. J. Walter, Jr. New Iberia, Louisiana C. P. Walthour Birmingham, Alabama E. T. Watling Mendham, New Jersey K. W. Watson, Jr. Lake Charles, Louisiana P. J. White Scottsville, Virginia W. A. Whitehurst Virginia Beach, Virginia W. R. Whitehurst Staunton, Virginia E. H. Will Dayton, Ohio D. E. Wilson Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania W. W. Winfree Lynchburg, Virginia W. G. Wolfe Bradenton, Florida [127] History of the Third Class (1950-A) Winter was rapidly sinking into the past, and spring began to shine forth in all its budding brilliance. The trees were donning their coats of green, and the birds flitted from limb to limb chirping happily. From this splendor of approaching spring emerged some forty young men to assume the lives of rats at V. M. I. The storm we encountered upon our entrance through Washington Arch immediately erased from our minds all thoughts of the beauty of spring. We forty young men now became Brother Rats. We represented various sections of the country and world. Being one of the first classes of both veterans and high school graduates to enter the rat line, we soon learned that we were all just plain rats to the old cadets. The rat line and its inconveniences soon became well known, for the third class was, to say the least, adept at discovering new methods of reducing our freedom. Although life was far from pleasant, we shall long remember our numerous experiences as rats. The call of " Step off, you rats . . . do it! " gave us the opportunity to release pent up steam. Long will the Corps remember the gasoline caravan, the blazing stoops, the flam- ing waterfalls, and the cry, " Four-forty-four or bust. " Our chance for relaxation and entertainment came with the Easter Hops. Before we had entirely caught up on our sleep, we were invited to a p arty at the library. This party was a General Committee meeting. Weeks later, our legs began to straighten and our muscles became loose once more. Then " Bloody Sunday " came and presented the new problem of finding enough pillows to sit upon. Soon afterward, the Battle of 312, our last company room, took place. The running of the gauntlet and our first class yell intro- duced to us the completely different life of old cadets. Exams ended and we were free for the summer. Returning from vacation, we found our class depleted to twenty-seven. The Army and academic failures had claimed these casualties. With fall and the turning of the leaves, the football season brought a spirit that we had never seen at V. ] I. I. Cheer rallies, torchlight parades, and opening hops became objects of new interest. The Ring Figure Hops with the music of Hal Maclntyre followed the Corps trip to Roanoke. With the Corps at full strength, Lexington was busy trying to accommodate the many lovely girls. A twelve-day breathing spell before Finals presented itself in the form of Christmas furlough. Needless to say, everyone was reluctant to return. The latter part of January saw us with our heads constantly buried in books. We tried to refresh our memories with the knowledge in the courses we had taken for the past year. Exams came and went and somehow or other most of us succeeded in becoming academic third classmen. As we bid farewell to the Classes of 1948-A and 1948-B, we sincerely wish them success and happiness along the winding road of life. During our first year at V. M. I., they were ever ready to assist us in time of need. We will always be grateful for their guidance as we continue in our efforts to reach the goal that they have attained. [12 OFFICERS THE THIRD CLASS Hopkins Vice President (1950-A) Stealey President Collier Historian H. C. Barnes, Jr. Richmond, Virginia T. J. Bark Granite City, Illinois J. B. Bunch Richmond, Virginia W. T. Clark Jackson, Mississippi W. D. Collier Bloomfield, New Jersey W. J. DiNWIDDIE Denison, Texas W. C. Dresser Appomattox, Virginia J. E. Duke III Austin, Texas M. O. Gallego, Jr. Manila, Philippines T. V. Hathaway, Jr. Portsmouth, Virginia K. R. Hopkins Wise, Virginia D. D. Hurst Pleasant Ridge, Michigan H. E. Logsdon Bowling Green, Kentucky J. L. Mallard Greensboro, North Carolina [130] R. R. Mandt Charleston, West Virginia R. L. Martin Staten Island, New York H. E. McWane, Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia E. A. Miller, Jr. Atlantic Beach, New York W. R. Moore Lynchburg, Virginia G. R. NuQUEs Guayaquil, Ecuador, South Americii J. G. Ripley Buchanan, Virginia J. A. RUDDICK South Orange, New Jersey K. E. Stagg Richmond, Virginia S. L. Stealey, Jr. Louisville, Kentucky R. S. Tatjss New York, New York W. M. Warwick Washington, Virginia M. E. WlTCHER Houston, Texas [131] Fourth Class History On September 9, 1946, a date we shall not soon forget, we arrived at the V. M. I. Post and were courteously welcomed by a few cadets who escorted us to J. M. Hall. There we signed those fateful papers and were arranged in groups for an inspection tour o f our new home, the Barracks. Like every class, we were a varied lot, but we found it impossible to agree with the third classmen waiting for us on the inside of the arch that we were the worst looking individuals that ever trod the stoops. We found, however, that these " Thirds " were avid instructors and, under their constant supervision, we soon learned the rat line routine and the meaning of " Finn out, " " Hit those steps, " and " Sound off. " On Friday the thirteenth, we were rudely reminded that we really had come to V. M. I. for an education, and we trudged off to our first bout with the Academic Depart- ment. We soon learned that all a cadet ' s troubles are not caused by the General Com- mittee and Tactical Staff. The football season soon began, and we played our part in the torchlight parades, cheer rallies, and battles for the steps. At the Home-Coming game we watched our Varsity Brother Rats help the " Big Red " to victory and returned to barracks for our first taste of old cadet life at the Institute; we were out of the rat line for the week-end. Thanks- giving Day came, and we took our first Corps trip to see our team fight it out with " those Farmers. " Then came December and expectations of Christmas furlough made those first three weeks seem like years. Through it all, we, as Rats, kept up our constant struggle against " the system. " We never will forget those " resurrections " and our Brother Rats who climbed down from a third stoop window to escape the upperclass wrath. Christmas came and went all too quickly, and we returned to tangle with those awful " Finals. " In February, we bade farewell to those of our class who ran afoul of the Aca- demic Board, and we buckled down to the second half of our days as Rats. The dreaded " Bloody Sunday " came, and evening found us still alive but rather particular in the choice of a seat. After another eternity, we faced our last ordeal, the gauntlet, and we found ourselves starting our career as upperclassmen, prouder than ever of our class, the Class of 1950-B. [132] S. J. Abramedis Clifton Forge, Virginia J. F. ACKERMAN, Jr. Binghamton, New York H. T. Angell Roanoke, Virginia W. T. Barnett Macon, Georgia L. E. Beasley Lamar, South Carolina H. G. Bennett Danville, Virginia C. L. Bentley Honesdale, Pennsylvania J. V. Berberich Washington, D. C. N. D. Berlin Harrisburg, Pennsylvania C. Berry Greensboro, North Carolina M. C. Blaydes Spotsylvania, Virginia C. A. Bloesing Fort Thomas, Kentucky F. G. BOEHM Brooklyn, New York C. P. BOLVIG Birmingham, Alabama G. W. Bond, Jr. Bedford, Virginia C. W. Bragg, Jr. Clifton Forge, Virginia H. M. Brand Salem, Virginia W. W. Brasselle Columbus, Georgia J. A. Brian Chester, West Virginia J. W. Broocks Lynchburg, Virginia R. L. Brooke Richmond, Virginia S. B. Brooks Greenville, Texas A. W. Brown Daytona Beach, Florida S. B. Brown Richmond, Virginia [133] W. T. Brownley Norfolk, Virginia W. J. Buchanan Wheeling, West Virginia T. J. BURCKELL Richmond, Virginia Y. G. BURNHAM Montclair, New Jersey J. E. Butler Clifton Forge, Virginia A. T. Carozza Baltimore, Maryland J. W. Carrington Chatham, Virginia D. D. Carroll Ware, Massachusetts J. A. Carter Lynchburg, Virginia J. C. Causey III Suffolk, Virginia L. J. Chegin Donora, Pennsylvania J. C. Childs Owings Mills, Maryland L. R. Clark Whitehaven, Tennessee G. S. COFFMAN Elkins, West Virginia G. J. Collier Annapolis, Maryland F. A. COSTELLO Clarksburg, West ' irginia R. C. COUPLAND, J . Washington, D. C. F. W. Cox, Jr. Oceana, Virginia D. O. Crockett Onancock, Virginia J. G. Davis Martinsville, Virginia H. G. Dashiell, Jr. Smithfield, Virginia J. T. Dawson, Jr. Washington, D. C. CD. Deyerle Roanoke, Virginia R. S. Dickson Mount Pleasant, Iowa [134] B. L. DOOLEY Bedford, Virginia J. B. Doyle New Bedford, Massachusetts G. L. Drinkard, Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia W. L. Driskell, Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia T. F. Drumwright, Jr. Newport News, Virginia T. V. Eva Syracuse, New York S. M. Evans Shreveport, Louisiana J. Felvey II Richmond, Virginia W. P. Fergus Monroe, Louisiana D. W. Fleming Hamden, Connecticut J. H. Flippen, Jr. Crewe, Virginia W. A. Forrest, Jr. Richmond, Virginia H. W. French Washington, D. C. W. H. Furlong, Jr. Richmond, Virginia C. L. Galliher Bristol, Tennessee F. W. Getzen Dade City, Florida J. N. G. Golightly Charleston, West Virginia J. M. Gordon Norfolk, Virginia G. G. Gore Houston, Texas J. T. Graber Burkeville, Virginia C. C. Gray Minden, Louisiana A. H. Green Gloucester Point, Virginia H. B. Green Daytona Beach, Florida H. A. Grimes Newport, Arkansas [135] H %ljp. i w ' ' v _ : V G. W. GuiNN, Jr. Goshen, Virginia E. M. GUNKEL Page, North Dakota M. H. GUSTAVE Hudson, Pennsylvania H. D. Hadder Centralia, Virginia J. M. Hagan, Jr. Suffolk, Virginia T. R. Handy Richmond, Virginia H. L. Harris Lynchburg, Virginia J. E. Harrison Roanoke, Virginia L. A. Harrison Salem, Virginia T. M. Harrison Front Royal, Virginia W. E. Harrison Alexandria, Virginia T. P. Harwood, Jr. Crewe, Virginia J. B. Hawkins Birmingham, Alabama S. L. Hayes, Jr. Charlotte, North Carolina Q. J. Herring, Jr. Fredericksburg, Virginia W. C. HOGAN Stoneham, Massachusetts B. C. Hurley, Jr. Larchmont, New York J. H. Jolly Holland, Virginia A. B. Jones HI Quitman, Georgia J. D. Jones Dallas, Texas T. G. Keeber Lyons, Illinois T. D. Kelly Alexandria, Virginia W. N. Kelt Vienna, Georgia R. M. Kesler Riverton, Virginia [136] W. T. KiLBT Suffolk, Virginia D. D. KiRSCH Steubenville, Ohio F. C. Kneisler Imlaystown, New Jersey J. B. KoHEN, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia D. F. KOVARIK Chattanooga, Tennessee W. B. KUYKENDALL, Jr. Alexandria, Virginia R. G. KuzMA Bridgeport, Connecticut G. Ladas Daytona Beach, Florida G. G. Lancaster, Jr. Richmond, Virginia A. L. Lawrence, Jr. Macon, Georgia M. P. Lawrence, Jr. Clifton Forge, Virginia R. J. Lazenby Bedford, Virginia A. D. LeDonne White Plains, New York R. E. Leithiser Havre de Grace, Maryland C. B. Lester Fort Thomas, Kentucky R. C. Levi Berryville, Virginia W. C. Lewis Tallahassee, Florida E. G. Lucas Chicago, Illinois L. Lunsford Virginia Beach, Virginia C. P. Lyden Mobile, Alabama R. F. Lynd Staunton, Virginia J. H. Lyons, Jr. Washington, D. C. R. E. Maiden Meadowview, Virginia D. W. Marble Frackville, Pennsylvania [ 137 L. B. Martin Monroe, New York L. M. McClung, Jr. Clearwater, Florida A. W. McDaniel Mount Sterling, Kentucky G. C. McGee Richmond, Virginia V. M. McGuFFiN, Jr. Youngstown, Ohio D. W. MCLONEY Cynthiana, Kentucky G. L. McMlLLEN Bolivar, Pennsylvania H. N. MicHiE Fayetteville, North Carolina R. F. Millard Bristol, Tennessee A. J. Mitchell Brooklyn, New York J. H. Mitchell Longview, Texas W. E. Moorman Gloucester County, Virginia R. S. Morton Louisville, Kentucky W. L. Morton Appalachia, Virginia J. J. Nadder Richmond, Virginia J. P. Nardello Mohegan Lake, New York R. NoRRis, Jr. Richmond, Virginia J. W. NURNEY Suffolk, Virginia E. L. Oast, Jr. Portsmouth, Virginia L. E. Odell Rochester, New York S. F. Olinger Big Stone Gap, Virginia G. L. Oliver, Jr. Scranton, Pennsylvania W. C. Overman, Jr. Elizabeth City, North Carolina V. D. Palazzo New York, New York [138] p. R. Palmer Saint Joseph, Michigan C. L. Parker, Jr. Jackson, Mississippi J. H. Parrott II Roanoke, Virginia C. H. Patton Decatur, Georgia J. M. Phillips, Jr. Stuart, Florida T. C. Phillips Abingdon, Virginia W. C. Potterfield Baltimore, Maryland R. L. Pruitt Sulphur, Louisiana T. S. PUCKETT Tifton, Georgia L. C. Pulley Warsaw, Virginia J. W. Raffensperger Sparrows Point, Maryland A. M. Ragunas Plymouth, Pennsylvania D. P. Read Alexandria, Pennsylvania R. M. Reardon Brooklyn, New York J. G. Reid, Jr. Richmond, Virginia E. G. Reinhold Miami, Florida B. E. Renton Tuckahoe, New York D. R. Reynolds Kittanning, Pennsylvania G. H. Reynolds Appomattox, Virginia B. S. Rhees Alexandria, Virginia L. A. Rice Frederick, Maryland J. W. P. Robertson Warrenton, Virginia R. J. Robertson, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia W. R. Rollings Richmond, Virginia [139] R. H. RuDD, Jr. Richmond, Virginia G. E. Salley Richmond, Virginia H. B. Sauder Wheeling, West Virginia S. E. Saunders, Jr. Arrington, Virginia F. W. SCHAUMBURG, Jr. Montclair, New Jersey C. J. SCHLUTER Bruceton, Pennsylvania J. R. ScROGGINS Harlingen, Texas O. E. Sharp Flint, Michigan M. H. Shelton, Jr. Martinsville, Virginia S. W. Shelton, Jr. Hanover, Virginia W. E. D. Shepherd Washington, D. C. F. L. Silver Columbus, Georgia R. E. Skelton Roanoke, Virginia G. E. Smallwood Cumberland, Virginia E. L. Smith Richmond, Virginia G. F. Smith Greenwood, Mississippi R. C. Smith Greenwood, Mississippi G. J. SORMA New York, New York L. E. Soult Clearfield, Pennsylvania F. C. Sowers Berryville, Virginia J. W. Stephens Palm Beach, Florida W. C. Stevens Macon, Georgia W. A. Stokes Durham, North Carolina H. T. Sutherland Bedford, Mrginia J. R. Sutton Chicago, Illinois K. E. Taft White Plains, New York W. P. Talbott Roanoke, Virginia R. F. Tamalis Edwardsville, Pennsylvania J. K. Taylor Hinsdale, Illinois H. R. Templeton Lynchburg, Virginia C. E. Tewes San Antonio, Texas J. L. Thomas Richmond, Virginia W. A. Thomas Norfolk, Virginia W. L. Thornton Neenah, Wisconsin D. W. TiSDALE Asheville, North Carolina R. J. Trappey Lafayette, Louisiana J. B. Travis Cape Charles, Virginia J. O. Trinkle, Jr. ; Detroit, Michigan R. J. Trinkle, Jr. Lexington, Virginia W. P. Trompetter West Reading, Pennsylvania C. M. TURPIN Richmond, Virginia W. R. TUXHORN Urbanna, Illinois F. V. Tweedy Lynchburg, Virginia S. M. Umstead, Jr. Middletown, Pennsylvania W. VanOmmeren Perkasie, Pennsylvania I. N. Vaughan III Ashland, Virginia J. Veltri New Kensington, Pennsylvania W. M. ViCKERS Washington, D. C. [141] A. M. VOLK Brooklyn, New York H. P. VOZNICK Sweet Hall, Virginia A. S. Wagner, Jr. Baltimore, Maryland R. F. Waid Beckley, West Virginia T. C. Walker Mt. Pleasant, Texas J. G. Ward St. Joseph, Missouri T. M. Ward, Jr. Rockwood, Tennessee R. K. Waring, Jr. Palmerton, Pennsylvania R. A. Warren, Jr. Huntington, West Virginia M. M. Watkins Montgomery, Alabama N. T. Watson Macon, Georgia P. T. Webb Milwaukecj Wisconsin E. J. Weld Meyersdale, Pennsylvania C. W. Weller Mamaroneck, New York [142] J. S. West Richmond, Virginia W. T. Whitakek, Jr. Atlanta, Georgia T. B. Wilder Schenectady, New York H. M. WiLHELM Goshen, Virginia E. Williams, Jr. Memphis, Tennessee T. R. Williams Harlingen, Texas H. E. Wise Wilmington, Delaware T. F. Witt, Jr. Richmond, Virginia H. E. Wood, Jr. Richmond, Virginia J. Work Staunton, Virginia M. M. WORTHINGTON, Jr. Bel Air, Maryland J. L. Wright Ashland, Virginia A. V. Young Boydton, Virginia R. J. Young Enid, Oklahoma [143] Roll of Honor In memory of those Brother Rats of classes now at the Institute who lost their lives in the service of their country in World War II. CLASS OF 1944 James Granville Allen, Jr. John Hamilton Christian, Jr. Cecil Powell Coburn Richard Jacquelin Marshall, Jr. William Alexander Smith Virginius Rawls Stell Joseph Andrews Summers, Jr. Richard William Twombly Maurice Linwood Tyler CLASS OF 1945 Charles Harwood Augustine Jay Killian Bowman, Jr. Franklin Watt Coffman Richard Parada Dillon Andre Poitevin Fallwell, Jr. Sidney Rogers Gittens, Jr. Frank Gilbredth Hamilton William Hervey Humlong, Jr. Robert Emory Jones James Sinclair MacLean, Jr. Walter Coleman Martin, Jr. Layne Rogers, Jr. James Preston Taylor Harold Willard Treakle David Garland Waller Harvey Mitchell Walthall Walter Pleasants White CLASS OF 1946 John Ryd Bush William Curtis Campbell, Jr. Arnold Hooper Ewell John Kessler Jones, Jr. Walter Stanley Smith, Jr. CLASS OF 1947 George D. Akers . vV-l-A.J S5 » ' 0, 3k Ff the many war relics on the Institute grounds, two of the most striking are , the ornate French twenty-four pounders, L ' Enviee and La Severe, which are now on the parapet. Although these guns were nearly one hundred years old by the time the Revolu- tionary War began, they, nevertheless, played an interesting part in it. When thev arrived m this country before the War, they were sent up the Pamunkey River, a tributary of the ork to Cumberland. An idea of the great weight of these guns may be obtained from the legend which tells how one of the guns from the group of which La bevere and L Enviee were a part broke the slings being used to remove it from the ship, smashed through a flatboat which was underneath, and sank to the bottom oi the river. , -a F the outbreak of the War, the cannon became too vulnerable to the attacks ot British raiders. The cannon were, therefore, moved to New Castle, but it soon became evident that this position was little better than the former. Plans were made to remove them to a safer position, but their weight and size presented such a problem that no action was taken for several years. During this time, Cornwallis ' men reached Nevv Castle while on a raid and he attempted to destroy all the French cannon lo- cated there. However, he had neither the time nor the equipment to do a thorough job, and the guns were little damaged. . .The War ended before these guns could be used to great advantage against the British, and after the end of hostilities they were taken to Richmond. Unmounted and tar too heavy to be easily maneuvered, they had almost no value as weapons and, therefore, many persons were of the opinion that these guns should be recast into smaller weapons which could be used for something other than decoration. In 1782 and in 1855 attempts were made to destroy the guns, but each time they escaped and remained safe in the Richmond Armory. However, in 1862 the South felt a real need for cannon, and it was determined to make use of the metal in the French guns at the State Armory. The efforts of General William H. Richardson saved two of the twenty-four pounders from destruction, and at the General ' s direction, the guns. La Severe and L ' Enviee, were sent to the Institute in 1863. THE ATBIETICS Athletic Administration COUNCIL Colonel W. C. Coupek Senior Faculty Member and President of Southern Conference The Athletic Council is composed of three alumni, seven members of the faculty, the director of athletics, and a president and vice president, chosen each year by the Cadet Corps from members of the Monogram Club. Upon this Council fall the duties of governing all intercollegiate sports, arranging the athletic policies, awarding monograms and numerals, and the selection of coaches and cadet managers. The Athletic Council Seated, Left to Right: Mr. Wert Faulkner C i), Colonel H. P. Boykin, Colonel J. S. Jamison, Jr., Colonel W. C. Conper, Lieutenant Colonel J. H. C. Mann, Colonel 0. B. Bucker, Colonel S. M. Millner, Mr. J. W. Burress { ' IS) Standing, Left to Right: Cadet P. A. Louis, Cadet M. J. Ducko, Cadet P. L. Applin, Cadet B. J. Skladany, Mr. F. C. Summers {incoming Director of Athletics), Lieutenant Colonel B. B. Clarkson {retiring Director of Athletics) Alumnus Not Present: Mr. S. L. Williamson { ' 2S) [148] THEHEALTHFVL AND PLEASANT ABODE OF A CRO D Of HONORABLE YOYTHS PRESSING VPTHE HILL OF SCIENCE : ITHN0BLEEMYlATI9H ACRATIFYING SPECTACLE AN HONOR- TOOVRCOVNTRYANDOVR STATE: OBJECTS OF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR IHSTRYCTORS- AND FAIR SPECIMENS- OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE PROVD - OF HER FANJ£ ■ AND READY- IN - EVERY TI ME OF DEEPEST PERIL - - (I TOVINt A HEL - ' 3pNCjii-Cf-Dtt£N ' F fA RIGHTS % The Monogram Club First Row, Left to Eight: R. G. Cabell, J. W. Hodnett, Jr., H. K. Spencer, M. M. Mills, P. A. Louis, P. L. Applin, A. R. Sheppard Second Row, Left to Right: R. F. Walker, R. C. Thompson, D. A. Murphy, J. A. Watkins, L. B. Howard, S. G. Grainger, H. W. Walsh Third Row, Left to Right: G. H. Ward, H. C. Johnson, W. M. Noftsinger, P. A. Read, E. A. Jarrett, A. Robins, A. G. Hutton, Jr. Fourth Row, Left to Right: J. B. Gorman, R. N. Smith, H. N. Simpson, R. A. Gibbs [149] The Athletic Association Lieutenant Colonel Blandy B. Clarkson (V. M. I., ' 14) Director of Athletics Cadet B. J. Skladany President Cadet P. A. Louis Vice President The V. M. I. Athletic Association is the fosterer of all athletic activities in which the. Virginia Military Institute is engaged. The association is governed by the Athletic Council, and both in turn are subject to the approval of the Superintendent. Those eligible for membership in the association include the members of the Corps of Cadets, alumni. Board of Visitors, and employees of the Institute. Chosen by and from the Corps of Cadets, the president and vice president for this year were B. J. Skladany and P. A. Louis, respectively. Since V. M. I. is a member of the Southern Conference, it is subject to all rules and regulations of this Conference. [ 150 ] The Fighting Squadron The " Big Red " team was greatly strengthened this season by the return of many of its former mem- bers who had gone off to join another team coached by Uncle Sam. Then, too, with a goodly number of last year ' s squad remaining, a host of high-stepping " Rats " joined the ranks. The season ' s record was not spectacular but considering the depth of the op- ponents ' squads and the methods which these schools employ to obtain their squads, the Squadron per- formed beautifully with the material and experience they had at hand. So don ' t feel glum, " Big Red, " next year is another season and, win or lose, the Corps is behind you. Beenie Skxadany Captain Bottom Row, Left to Right: Jarvis, Mills, Cobb, Tamalis, V. Ragutias, Woodard, Hutchinson, Thoma- son, Skladajiy, Gorman, Gill Second Row, Left to Right: Watson, Smith, Gianelloni, Powers, Stevens, Louis, Veliri, T. Ragunas, Thompson, Ducko, Byrd Third Row, Left to Right: Sheffield, Moore, Phillips, Allen, Pritchard, Sheppard, Gnstave, Pippin, Outland, Maier, Patton Fourth Row, Left to Right: Hancock, Guilfoyle, Applin, Saunders, Gantt, Carrington, Steu-art, Myers, S. Wise, McCullough, Schhiter Fifth Row, Left to Right: Siupalsky {Manager), Cox, Hoeser, Challoner, Dinwiddie, Bradshaw, Harrison, H. Wis e, Puckett, McWane, Sachers, Henzel, Hammond, Evans {Assistant Manager) -4 f ' i- fell ■ i ' ' t §ft h f ' l ' jpt; § i It I- 1. II ll li. 4l ft f The Coaching Staff This season marked the tenth season in which Allison T. " Pooley " Hubert stepped into the head coaching spot at V. M. I. after having obtained an Ail-American title at Alabama. However; with regret, " Pooley ' s " resignation has been accepted and Arthur " Slick " Morton from L. S. U. has been selected to fill the arduous position. " Pooley " has well served the Institute and we ' ll not soon forget him for his fine job and for his abilities. Wherever he goes, " Good luck, Coach! " Russ Cohen, who came with " Pooley " has also resigned, to take up a coaching position at Clemson, near his home. Cohen was a star at Vanderbilt and came to V. M. I. as backfield coach and scout, and has since been acclaimed by football experts as one of the best scouts in the country. Up from Tulane came a swell fellow in Lloyd " Preacher " Roberts to work the boys in the " Big Red " Line and it is certain the ends won ' t forget Carrol Thomas, of Georgia, for making them the most " in shape " players on the field. Colonel Sterling " Sam " Hefiin, of our own V. M. L, again helped to put the lads through the pace as the very capable assistant coach. " Sam " did a fine job this year with the " B " team, by giving V. P. I. a wallop. Hubert AND Roberts Cohen AND Thomas Left to Right: Colonel Sterling Hefiin (T. M. I.), Axsixtant Coach; Carrol Thoma, {Georgia), End Coach; Allison T. " Pooley " Hubert (Alabama), Head Coach; Russell Cohen (Vanderbilt), Back- field Coach; Lloyd " Preacher " Roberti ' (Tulane), Line Coach [152] The Football Season V. M. I V. M. I, V. M. I V. M. I V. M. I V. M. I V. M. I V. M. I V.M.I V.M.I RESUME 21 Catawba 7 7 Richmond 7 6 Georgia Tech 32 8 Virginia 19 25 Davidson William and Mary 41 7 North Carolina State 49 26 Furman 7 26 Citadel 7 7 V.P.I 20 Al Stupalsky Cadet Manager V. M. I. Catawba 14 7 7 21 7 Out to avenge two defeats in as many years at the hands of the Catawba " Indians, " our " Flying Squadron " opened their season with a bang in defeating the Indians by a 21 to 7 count. The game ' s highhghts featured the deadly accuracy of Bob Thomason ' s rifle arm and the long-range punting by Jack Hutchinson. The Keydet offensive was primarily composed of serial thrusts which netted us all three touchdowns. The line play was sterling for the season ' s opener and as the nine games to come loomed just ahead, all of the Keydet fans began to say, " Watch Chi Mills and the ' Big Red ' line. " Speacht and Greene were the big guns for the Catawba Indians. V. M. I. Richmond At City Stadium in Richmond, Coach " Pooley " Hubert ' s worst nightmare became a reality when " Bullet " Bob Thomason, ace passer for our Squadron, was injured one play after the second half had begun. It was Thomason ' s serial effort to Claude Patton in the second quarter that gave us our only tally. Then midway in the third quarter, our " Fighting Squadron " received the ball on our 20-yard line by virtue of an out-of-bounds kick by Jack Wilbourne of the " Spiders. " On second down we elected to pass. The pass was intercepted by Timberlake, of Richmond, who scampered 27 yards for a touchdown. The conversion was good, knotting the count at 7 to 7. The remainder of the tilt was a show of line strength which resulted in absolutely nothing for either team. STARTING LINE-UP Backs: Jack Hutchinson, Vince Ragtmas, Ray Tamalis, Bob Thomason Line: Dick Jarvis, Chi Mills, Jim Cobb, Col Woodard, Bernie Skladany, John Gorman, Jim Gill " Big John " Gorman, Vince Ragunas and Beniie Sl,-ludany, make sure this one doesn ' t end up with Catawba ' Let ' s get him, Cal ' V. M. I. Georgia Tech 6 0—6 6 14 12 — 32 Too much power was the answer, as our scrappy Squadron fought the " Yellow Jackets, " of Georgia Tech, to a first-half tie, only to fall by the wayside in the second half and go down in defeat to the tune of 32 to 6. Again it was the air route that gave us our only score with Thomason doing the passing and Crytzer doing a fine job of re- ceiving. The game proved definitely that a fighting, scrapping team can be the source of great difficulty, but power in reserves can sooner or later spell the difference. Georgia Tech had a big, powerful, shifty combination and by no means should the Keydets or their supporters feel downcast by this loss. The Squadron was beaten after a tough battle by a team superior in their large reserves. The " Big Red ' s " sensational star of the day was Roanoke ' s own Jimmy Gill, a 165-pound end who played brilliantly. Jack Bills and Pat McHugh stood out for the Yellow Jackets. One of the sporting oddities of the season took place in this contest. At one stage of the game at Atlanta, the Tech linemen poured through the Keydet line and blocked one of our punts. When the referee unstacked the resulting pile-up, he found much to his surprise that the ball was as flat as the proverbial pancake. V. M. I. Virginia 6 2 0—8 13 6—19 The football teams of the University of Virginia and the Virginia Military Institute carried on a time-honored rivalry on October the 12th which produced V. M. I. ' s first de- Jack Hutchinson T. D. bound against the " Indians ' [154] Hutchinson getting off one of his customary beavtifnl pnnts feat in Scott Stadium since it was dedicated back in 1931. The T-studded Cavaliers, using reverse strategy, struck through the air to down us 19 to 8. The offensive attempts by both teams were hampered greatly by the continual downpour of rain, but Virginia defied all the water difficulties by passing their way to victory. The " Big Red " looked for the first time this season like it might be able to match any opponent play for play on the ground. The running attack for our team was continually on the equal with the University of Virginia, who were slated to have one of the most deadly running attacks in the State of Virginia. Jack Hutchinson, behind the " Big Red " line was V. M. I. ' s standout performer while Duda and Kirkland received the honors for the victors. V. M. I. Davidson 6 12 7 — 25 0—0 Our, " Big Red " team again romped into the win column by defeating the " Wild- cats " from Davidson, 25 to 0, before 4,000 happy Home-Coming fans. It was a gala occa- sion for all to see our " Fighting Keydets " come into their own after having lost the last two engagements. The squadron up to date had been classed only as a passing team, but for the first time this season the ground attack clicked with striking power. Tony Ragunas, playing his inaugural season in college football, demonstrated great power off tackle by scoring on two occasions and Bob Thomason left his passing assignment long Gorman causing the " Indian Couch " to pull out his xculp [ 155] enough to race 72 yards for another score. Also Thomason upheld his " touchdown a game " record for passing when he flipped a 40-yard pass to Jack Nlaier who accounted for the " Big Red ' s " other tally. Tony Ragunas was definitely the outstanding player on the field. Davidson was a fighting team and even in victory, the " Big Red " suffered injuries which hampered them for the next two games. V. M. I. 0—0 William and Mary 6 14 7 14 — 41 Our injury-stricken squadron journeyed to Williamsburg to meet the most powerful football combine in the State of Virginia. The Keydets were outclassed most of the way as they went down in a decisive 41 to defeat. V. M. I. started the game with a dangerous scoring threat that failed, but never again did we threaten the William and Mary goal. The Indian ' s Cloud, Freeman and Magdziak provided the fireworks that netted William and Mary six touchdowns and five extra points. The highlights of the game for Coach Hubert ' s eleven was the manner in which his inexperienced substitutes performed against the overwhelming power of the William and INIary eleven. " Rip " Stainton, Cameron Thompson and Johnny Gorman were the main- stays in the line, while Joe Gantt, Mac Allen and Tony Ragunas sparkled in the back- field rolls. Our boys fought hard with all they had. Our All-Southern tackle, Chi Mills, Vince Ragunas and Fritz Crytzer were all unable to play due to injuries received the week before in the game with Davidson. [156] i Bobby " The Arm " Thomason Jack " The Foot " Hutchinson Mahrhi " Chi " Mills lltiiioruhle Mention All-American Tackle on the Transradio Press Service Poll V. M. I. 7 North Carolina State 7 21 7 14 7 49 Victory Stadium in Roanoke was the scene of V. M. I. ' s second decisive defeat in as many weeks. The " Wolf Pack " of North Carolina State was highly keyed for this con- test due to the memory of V. P. I. ' s upset defeat just one week before, when everything pointed to a Southern Conference Championship for the North Carolinians. North Carolina State got off to a quick start and then continued to huff and puff at our goal line for the remaining portion of the game. Howard Turner and Company scored once in the first period, three times in the second, once in the third and twice in the last to account for their total of 49 points. Our fighting lads, again playing with an injury-riddled line-up, fought back with the best that they could possibly muster, but the " Wolf Pack " had too much power and deception on this date to be stopped. Fumer, Fletcher and Phillips displayed an excellent brand of football for the boys from Raleigh Tech. Our Flying Squadron displayed their old fighting spirit in the fourth quarter when Bob, " The Arm, " found the range in Joe Gantt for our only score. Cal Woodard, Bernie Skladany and Mike Ducko looked great in the line play, while Joe Gantt, Johnny Stevens and Bobby Thomason performed brilliantly in our backfield. Coach Hubert was again forced to call on his reserves who played a determined game all the way. Vince Ragunas jokingly breezing by two " Injuns ' [157] Thomason moves doivn the field against Furman Tony Ragvnas roaring off tackle for T. D. against Furman V. M. I. 7 13 6 - 26 Furman 7 - - 7 The Keydets emerged from a terrifying nightmare of strength, power and defeats to do a httle scoring themselves, to the regret of the Furman " Purple Hurricane. " On the eve of Founders ' Day, the " Big Red " found themselves and roared to a decisive 26 to 7 victory over the favorite South Carolinians. The Keydets were off to a slow start, but midway in the first frame on Bob Smith ' s blocked kick, the " Big Red " found their stride and began to move, as Bob Thomason began to shower the helpless Furman secondary with forward passes that seemed to find their mark with consistent regularity. Thomason ' s bullet delivery netted the Hubertites their second tally and continually throughout the afternoon kept the Hurricane harrassed from all sides. In addition to the aerial attack, the Squadron also demonstrated that it could score keeping the ground as a firm foundation. Tony Ragunas and Joe Gantt lashed out with startling gains as the Keydet line blocked brutally down field. Vince Ragunas, V. M. I. ' s terrific blocking back, along with Thomason, and the whole line were the big guns on this occasion. V. M. I. 13 7 6 — 26 Citadel 7—7 The rejuvenated Squadron again hit their stride, this time before a home cr owd of some 4,000 delighted V. M. I. fans. It was two in a row by the identical scores as the " Big Red " swamped the " Bulldogs " of the Citadel. Ardent and hopeful Institute followers saw the Keydets go to work on the " Bulldogs " from the outset. The first quarter, although it did not produce a score, found the " Big Red " helplessly out playing the blue and white South Carolinians. Then suddenly in the second frame, Thomason began to find his mark and on four consecutive completions, the last of which found its receiver over the goal line, the " Big Red " soared into the lead. The Big Squadron then kicked off and, on the play, the Citadel fumbled and Ducko of V. M. I. recovered. On the next play, Tony Ragunas dashed 37 yards off-tackle for the second score. The third quarter netted the Keydets another T. D. by the serial route and the last score was added by Gustave on a line plunge to end the afternoon ' s activities. The victory over the Citadel was a decisive one and produced a .500 average for the Squadron as the V. P. I. tussle loomed in sight. Thomason and Gantt were the offensive standouts, while Mills, Skladany and Thompson were the stars in the line. [ 158] THE MILITARY CLASSIC OF THE SOUTH V. M. I. 7 0—7 V. P. I. 7 13 — 20 Twenty-eight thousand fans jam-packed Roanoke ' s Victory Stadium on November 28th to witness the 42d playing of " The Mihtary Classic of the South. " The largest as- semblage ever to see a football game in the State of Virginia saw the Virginia Techmen explode in the fourth quarter to trounce the Flying Squadron, 20 to 7. The battle produced all the color and thrills possible in one game. The thrill-packed audience saw V. P. I. match its power-packed line and sometimes cold, sometimes hot backfield against the Keydets ' serial bombardment in a see-saw tussle which seemed des- tined to end in a 7 to 7 tie. For three complete quarters both teams fought doggedly with great determination to get an advantage, but neither team could succeed. Then early in the fourth quarter, Tech began to get a slight advantage and started to move. The powerful offensive thrusts that followed were too much for the " Big Red " and on an off-tackle smash Ralph Beard scored for Tech. The conversion was good. The remainder of the game saw the Squadron gambling on each play in a vain attempt to get back into the ball game. Then, late in the last frame, after all hope had vanished, Vince Ragunas attempted to kick from behind his own goal line. The punt was blocked and recovered over the double stripes for V. P. I. ' s last tally. And so ends another football season. The " Big Red " emerged with four victories, five defeats, and one tie. [159] First Row: Thompson, Harrison, Stagg, K., Stagg, P., Green, Talbot Second Row: Brook; Olirer, Coitpland, Boli ' ig, Mitchell, Jones, Chryssikos Third Row: Hawkins, Harwood, Biirwell, Burroughs, Parrott, Angell, Phillips, Dinimddie, Brown Junior Varsity Football V. M. 1 26 Augusta Military Academy 6 V. M. 1 14 Virginia Polytechnic Institute. . . 13 V. M. 1 13 Richmond 18 The V. M. I. ' s Junior Varsity, coached by Colonel " Sam " Heflin, won two of their three games, tallying victories over A. M. A. and the V. P. I. Junior Varsities, while losing to the University of Richmond Junior Varsity. With only these three games, the " Little Red " went all out to prove its mettle at every chance, and missed a perfect season only because of one bad break. In the opener with A. INI. A., the J. V. ' s, led by Willie Stagg, Doug Pritchard and Larry Howard, won 26 — 6. L ' sing a ground offense, the " Little Red " played in enemy territory most of the game. Stagg scored twice for V. M. I., with Howard and Pritchard scoring one each and Kenny Carrington kicking the extras. Line play was highlighted by the performances of Tom Phillips, Grover Outland and George Challoner. Reviving the traditional Armistice Day game in Roanoke, the " Little Red " met the " Baby Gobblers " of V. P. I., and came out on the long end of a close 14 — 13 score. The Keydets took the lead when Willie Stagg scored after a 68-yard drive. Kenny Carrington kicked the extra. Then the determined Gobblets came back to score twice and convert once, making the score 13 — 7 in their favor. After a pass from Pritchard to Harrison on the 10, Pritchard went over for the score. With the score 13 — 13, Kenny Carrington provided the margin of victory with a perfect place kick. Watson at end played the best defensive game for the Keydets. The Keydets lost the season ender to Richmond ' s J. V. by a score of 18 — 13. Losing a passing attack this time, the Keydets went ahead 7 — when Jim Oliver took Pritchard ' s pass and crossed standing up. Coming back fighting, the Richmonders scored twice to lead 12 — 6. The passes again paid off for the Keydets, as Oliver scored on a heave from Thurston Angell, making the score 13 — 12 for the Keydets. The bad break came when Rich- mond intercepted a Keydet pass and scored. The " Little Red " threatened several times but failed to cross the pay stripe again. [ 160 Top Left: Manager Stupahky relaxing between his " arduous " duties. Top Center: Herb, the most efficient wielder of the tape roll, at siesta time in the penthouse. Top Right: J Furman official being revived after a kick in the head. Wrong decision? Upper Center: Pep talk at the half. Left Center: " Crytzer, get that man out of that hole. " Right Center: Thomason receiving the trophy for most valuable player as selected by the Roanoke Touchdown Club. Bottom, Left to Right: Cheerleaders — Tauss, Salley, Croswell, Williams, Harrison. Head Cheerleader Trumbo not present. [161] Varsity Basketball PRE-SEASON V. M. I. V. M. I. V. M. I. V. M. I. Cedarville. . . . Fort Belvoir . . Quantico Langley Field . THE SEASON Ross Walker, Guard Captain The 1946-47 edition of the V. M. I. basketball team got off to a flying start before the Christmas holidays by winning three out of four games. However, after the holi- days the Cadets ' fortunes on the hardwood went from bad to worse and at this writing, February 15th, they had won only one additional game. The Keydets gave good fights in every game but in the final analysis they just didn ' t have what it takes to be on the winning side of the ledger. The Squadron opened the season by playing a touring Cedarville College of Ohio five in the V. M. I. gym. The " Bees " proved to be no match for the " Big Red " in the second half and went down to a convincing defeat. Coach Lloyd " Preacher " Roberts opened the season with Steele Mclntyre and Bobby Kuzma at the forwards, Gomer Ward at center, and Ross Walker and Bobby Thomason at the guards. This team with few substitutions had played nearly the entire season. In their second game the Cadets played the Fort Belvoir Engineers and defeated them in a close game, 56 — 50. In their third game of the season the Keydets tasted defeat for the first time at the hands of the Quantico Marine five, featuring such ex-college stars as Hap Spuhler of Duke and Jim Norfolk. At that, the " Big Red " got hot in the last few minutes of the ball game and gave the Marines many an anxious moment before bowing, 54 — 50. Kuzma lead the Cadets in this game with 14 points, as he had in the first two with 23 and 21. In their next contest, the V. M. I. cagers broke back into the win column with a convincing 56 — 43 win over the Langley Field Flyers. Ross Walker led the Cadets in this game with a beautiful 12-point Virginia V.P.I Maryland George Washington . Richmond Wake Forest Clemson William and Mary. . V. P. I Hampden-Sydney. . Richmond William and Mary. . Maryland George Washington. Virginia Bob Thomason Guard Gomer Wabd Center [162] Fkont Row, Left to Right: Keesling, Pritchard, Thomason, Mclntyre, Walker {Capiain), Ward, Kuzma, Russell, Fain Standing, Left to Right: Coach Roberts, Patton, Schlnter, Irwin, Reed, Gill, Hodnett, Clarkson (Mana- ger), Winfree (Assistant Manager) Earl Keesling Center effort. In all these first four contests Walker was easily the outstanding player for the V. M. I. team. His smooth drib- bling, passing and shooting made him the stand-out player on the floor every night. After Christmas,, the Cadets did not get back into action until January 10th at Charlottesville with the Virginia Cavaliers. At that they should have stayed at home as the " Wahoos " poured it on to win, 63—48. Their next contest was a home game with the bitter rivals from Blacksburg, Va., Tech. In as thrilling a game as has ever been seen in the local gym, the " Gobblers " eeked out a 53 — 52 win. Mclntyre, the Cadets ' dependable forward, was high man in this game with 17 points but as in previous contests the Cadets just didn ' t have what it took at the right time. In th ' eir last game before the mid-winter ' s exams the Scjuadron took on the Maryland Terps in the local gym. They made it a close game for thirty minutes but in the last ten the Terps ran wild to build up a fourteen-point lead to win, 64 — 50, going away. Tommy Mont, of football fame, led the scorers with 19 points. Walker got 17 for the Cadets. A touring George Washington five caught the Sc[uadron with their baskets open to sweep to a 53 — 44 win. Here again, the Cadets kept it close for the first thirty minutes but folded Steele McInttre Forward Bobby Kuzma Forward in the last ten to take a nine-point licking. On Saturday, February 8th, V. M. I. was host to the Richmond " Spiders " and lost their third Big Six game, 60 — 52. Here the Cadets held a brief lead but a late period rally put the " Spiders " in the lead for keeps. On February 10th, the Wake Forest " Demon Deacons " invaded Lexington and left with a 54 — 44 win. On February 11th, the " Big Red " scored their first Southern Conference win of the season by edging the Clemson " Tigers, " 64 — 63. B obby Kuzma saved the day in this one by sinking a long side-court shot in the last twenty seconds of play. How- ever, we dropped our next game to the William and Mary " Indians, " 63 — 56, as Charlie Giermak, the state high-scorer, dropped in 25 points to put on a one-man show. Six more games remained on the V. M. I. schedule as this went to press. V. M,. I. showed a lot of good material that should develop into a good team. This year ' s squad will lose only Mclntyre, Irwin, Ward and Walker by graduation. Substitutes showing up well in the season ' s games have been Pritchard and Fain at forwards, Keesling at center, and Russell and Hodnett at guards. Two Rats, Kuzma at forward and Keesling at center, have shown up very well and should be excellent ball players before their gradua- tion. Bobby Thomason has contributed good floor work and steady play for the entire season at guard. Steele Mclntyre has played brilliant but erratic ball. He could usually be counted on for points when they were needed. However, the outstanding man on the team was Captain Ross Walker, who has been a steadying influence for the team the entire season. Whenever the team ran into trouble they always looked to Walker to lead them out of danger. And he nearly always came through with a nice block or shot to take ofl the tension. McIntyre, Walker, Ward, Thomason, Kuzma [164] Seated, Left to Right: Tamalis, Lawrence, Stephens, Hansen, Chryssikos, Andrews Standing, Left to Right: Coach Davidson, Kelly, Green, Hopkms, Angell, Thompson, {Manager) Junior Varsity Basketball V.M.I 30 V.M.I 69 V.M.I 47 V.M.I 75 V.M.I 49 Virginia 46 Augusta Military Academy 71 Greenbrier 67 Lexington 27 Greenbrier 67 Although the Jayvee basketball team hasn ' t managed to strike the win column this year they have gained much valuable experience. All of the opponents have been strong teams, but throughout the season they have shown the ability to score and have offered stiff opposition for their opponents. The greatest problem they have had to face is the lack of regularly scheduled games, having to be content for the most part with a hard scrimmage with the Varsity. The team handles the ball extremely well, but their shooting as a whole has not been too good, although during the last part of the season they developed a very efficient fast break. The outstanding feature of the Jayvee games has been the ball handling of Kelly and the fighting spirit of the whole team. Since the Jayvees are composed entirely of Rats, many future V. M. I. basketball stars should be developed from them. 165 ] Wrestling Sam Barnes Coach Bob Williamson Cadet Manager V. M. V. M. V. M. V. M. V. M. V. M. V. -AI. V. M. V. M. RESUME 36 Davidson 27 V. P. r 3 27 Virginia 5 26 Maryland 8 20 Duke 6 18 North Carolina State 1-t 11 University of North Carolina IS 26 Auburn 13 31 Georgia Tech 8 The 1947 Wrestling Team was far and away the strongest athletic group that V. M. I. has boasted for quite some years. Sweeping through match after match, the muscle men finished the regular season with a very fine record of eight victories out of nine matches, the lone loss coming at the hands of the University of North Carolina " Tarheels. " From the very beginning, things looked bright for this year ' s grapplers. The biggest news, of course, was the return of Coach Sam Barnes from the Navy. Barnes, who came to V. M. I. from Oklahoma A. M., went into the service following the ' 42 season and although Sam is not exactly a pessimistic character, he logically figured that it would take a couple of years to get wrestling as a major sport back on its feet. However, he was in for a pleasant surprise when on the first call for candidates, 80 huskies turned out for work. Included among these were a great many boys who had received coaching from Colonel Heflin while on Rat teams during the war. These Rat teams were the only form of wrestling that was active here at the Institute during the war years. Also included n r n f r. -» n i i-J " L , ' ' r, " ,«, ' ■ n ft f - ■ J| ' V i i, PW A , r ' iX.S! i Front Row, Sitting, Left to Right: Hening, Moyer, Spencer, Liddell, Sherrard, Da.tliielir.lllen, Gantt, Granger, Phillips Second Row, Kneeling, Left to Right: Hill, Costello, Black-well, J ' anghan, Van Hook, Hurt, Templeton, Lunsford, Bragg, Evers, Moorman, Marble, Taiiss, Leithiser Third Row Standing, Left to Right: Sam. Barnes (Coach), Samiders, Sachers, Gnstave, Kilbi , Shepherd, Kelt, Morgan, Sheffield, Williams, Cox, Carrington, Meredith, Parrott, Bohig, Waring. Hawkins, Loughborough, Jones, Madonia, Williamson (Manager) [ 166; in these 80 candidates whom we have mentioned were such prewar standouts as Jimmy Spencer, Bobby Sherrard, Steuben Granger and Joe Gantt. Sherrard was the 145- pound Conference Champion the last year the tournament X - was held and Spencer, who was elected captain of this year ' s p k . -N squad, was runner-up in the 128-pound class. ▼ " ■♦v-X The Keydet Matmen, having won the Southern Con- fcrcnce Championship the last year of competition in 1942, set out as if they intended to keep that title. In the first match with Davidson, they set a new scoring record under Barnes and won handily, 36 — 0. Although this was a smash- ing victory, nobody paid much attention to the boys until I hey plastered V. P. I., 27 — 3, and Virginia, 27 — 5, on successive matches. This made people sit up and take notice and the interest began to mount con- cerning these wondermen, and so the next match with the powerful Maryland " Terripins " was looked forward to with wild anticipation. Barnes and Com- ])any didn ' t let us down. They went on another scoring spree J X and racked up a 26 — 8 victory. " H W Feature of this match was the ' heavyweight bout. The Keydet f . in this bout was Tommy Phillips who, though outweighed by 80 ])ounds, put on one of the most thrilling scraps of the year only lo lose a close decision. But the team, led by Cap- tain Spencer and " Bouncing Bobby " Sherrard, continued on their winning ways and dropped the ever-powerful Duke " Blue Devils, " 20 — 6. The next week the locals set out on the all important invasion of North Carolina, where they tripped N. C. State, 18 — 14, only to lose their first match of the season the next night to the rough " Tarheels " from U. N. C, 15—11. The Keydet Matmen were still smarting from this defeat when they invaded the deep Sout h a week later, and with this lone defeat ringing in their ears, they pro- ceeded to soundly trounce Auburn, 26 — 13, and Georgia Tech, 31—8. This ended the regular season and as this is written, the grapplers are eagerly awaiting the Conference tourna- ment in which they hope to avenge the North Carolina defeat and come out on top of the Conference to retain their title. Hamer Spencer Captain Bobby Sherrard Steuben Granger Harry Dashiell [ 167 ] It would be impossible to mention all those who have stood out in the season ' s campaign, but a few of the brighter lights have been Jimmy Spencer, Captain, and beaten only once during the eight matches; Bobby Sher- rard, also a one-time loser and favorite to retain his championship; Moyer, undefeated freshman and one of the better prospects to ever enter the Ins titute; " Stubby " Granger, winner of six of eight bouts in the 175-pound class, and Joe Gantt, 165-pound junior and winner of five of seven bouts. Only three regulars will be lost through graduation this year, they being Spencer, Granger and Sherrard. There- fore, Coach Barnes is already having high hopes for a successful season next year, and one, incidentally, not with one defeat but with no defeats. Mat Moter Top: " Stubby " Granger gets a little rough at times Middle: " Roll him over, Hening " Bottom: Spencer joins the Cavalry [168 Varsity Swimming V. M. 1 35 Virginia 40 V. M. 1 27 North Carolina State 48 V. M. 1 31 Duke 44 V. M. 1 30 North Carolina University 45 V.M.I 45 V.P.I 30 V. M. I. — Winner of State Intercollegiate Championship Arthur Harrington Captain After ceasing operations at the end of the ' 43 season, V. M. I. ' s tankmen came to light again in the fall of ' 46 under the able guidance of Coach Ralph Casey. With but one experienced swimmer, Team Captain Arthur Harrington, Coach Casey made notable progress with the twenty-odd men who reported to the pool in November. From the standpoint of wins, the team was unsuccessful, but the experience gained in competition and training received will stand V. M. I. again in the waterfront spotlight with the coming of next year ' s swimming season. After four consecutive losses to the more experienced Virginians and the three Carolina schools, the ever- present V. M. I. Spirit was shown again when the Keydet mermen trounced V. P. I., 45 — 30, to climax V. M. I. ' s Southern Conference season. Harrington ' s amazing ability in the sprints was better than ever against the Tech- men as he chalked up a new Conference record of 24.1 seconds for the 50-yard event. Following custom, the coach and managers were tossed in the pool fully clothed, but their enjoyment over the victory more than com- pensated them for their unexpected baptism. Captain Harrington ' s performances in the 50 and 100-yard events, and the 400-yard relay combination of Maggard, Bolvig, Harrington and Stephens provide inspiration to the team, and it is hoped that the remaining sixteen Rats and four third classmen will put the Institute in the win column for each meet next year. The team loses only Harrington and Manager-Diver Nichols with the June graduation. It is hoped that the interest shown in this hard-working sports crew will be repeated and enlarged in the coming year., Lkft tu Uiciiix: ll ' riyhl, Mai yard, Morocco, Cunptand, Krltzmarliir, • « , Wafson, Ste ' hens, Taylor, Martin Seated, Left to Right: Fleming, Winfree, Bolvig, Harrington (Captain), Blades, Gordon, Smallwood, Renton, Barnes [169] The Rifle Team The Rifle Team, like other activities was hampered by the war. This year ' s team was made up mostly of new men, being reinforced by six veterans. In the inter-battalion meet, the high man was Sid Stealey, of Louisville, Kentucky. " E " Company captured the Victory Cup, with " D " Company running a close second. Challenges have been sent to many of the colleges and universities of the country including Puerto Rico and Alaska for postal matches running from March to May and also shoulder to shoulder matches have been arranged with Georgetown, University of Maryland, Annapolis and George Washington University. The team entered the Second Army and Hearst matches and made very good scores. However, the results are yet unknown. The team is improv- ing steadily with Roberts, Crane and Zetterstrand maintaining the top scoring positions. THEHEALTHFVLANDPLEASANT ABODE OF A CROWD OF -HONORABLE Y0YTH5 PRESSING VP THE HILL OF SCIENCE : WITH NOBLE EMYLATION A GRATIFYING SPECTACLE : AN HONOR TO OyR COVNTRY AND- OVR STATE : OBJECTS OF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR- INSTRYCTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS OF-CmZEN-SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY- IN EVERY Tl ME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO VlNQiCATE HXE- HONOR OR DL££ND, HER RIGHTS - Front Row, Left to Right: Beale, Anderson, Crane, Lucas, Barnel, Hurst (Manager) Second Row, Left to Right: McLoney, Roberts, Thomas, Silver, Reinhold, Buchanan, Hastings Third Row, Left to Right: Scott, Galtigher, Hogan, Wood [i7o: Q o Jk t 1|L ! , » m M 1 1 j - gf Bt ' i V . m V V . Jtm L ' ' ' ■.v3 sl L • : i f Seated, Left to Right: Major Greenwood, Ashby (Captain), Jones, Haggerfy Standing, Left to Right; Bowers, Dillard, Bercaio, Fitts, B ' hifehurst The Polo Team This year ' s polo team showed great potentiahties in an excellent line-up. Last year ' s first team and many retm-nees gave the team a smoothness not known in the war years. Practice was started under last year ' s able coach. Lieutenant " Bill " Emory, with the present coach. Major Greenwood, taking over in December. In January, the first team and two substitutes journeyed to West Point to be beaten, 6 — 2, by a polished Army team on superb mounts. The Cadets capitalized on the Keydets ' inexperience at playing without endboards, and imbued the V. M.L men with a healthy respect for the trade school pl ayers. It is hoped that Army will be able to play the Keydets in Lexington and give the team an opportunity to display its prowess on home grounds. Matches have tentatively been scheduled with Norwich, Cornell and Essex troops and the team, under the able captaincy of George Ashby, hopes to bring back a string of victories. The Horse Show Team The Horse Show Team completed a surprisingly good season last year under the able coaching of Major Walter Greenwood. Everyone was surprised at the showing which the team made because of the fact that it virtually began at the bottom with a string of new horses only a little less green than their riders. These new horses were, with few exceptions, composed of three-year-old Thoroughbreds from Front Royal. However, the Cadets and horses improved much faster than was expected, and they entered the field of competition to win high honors in such classes as Lightweight Hunters, Green Hunters, Hunter Hack, and Touch and Out. As a rule, they repeatedly made excellent showings against some of the best horses and riders in Virginia and its surrounding territory, and they ended their season with a sizable addition to V. M. I. ' s ribbon and prize collection. [171] Intramural Results Co. Softball Swimming Touch Football Wrestl A 165 215 165 79 B 87 175 65 114 C 60 142 165 147 D 165 98 85 175 E 87 60 65 66 F 87 74 105 79 Medals in touch football were awarded to the twenty-eight members of the teams of both A and C Companies. Medals in Softball were awarded to the twenty-eight members of the teams of both A and D Companies. The inter-battalion football game played between the first and second battalions was very successful with no serious casualties. The score ended in a scoreless tie, luckily. Both teams were very evenly matched and tutored under the able guidance of Head Coach " Chris " Hoeser, First Battalion, and Head Coach " Chi " Mills, Second Battalion. ; Mv,i w fr If " ly . . - A ' a :. ' l« ' i; T GRATIFYING SPt STATE :0WECT5 Of SftCIMtNS OF crtii PHOVD OF HEU fAM TO VINDlCAl HE Memorial Garden, the one toueh of simple beauty at V. M. I., extends across the entire front of the gymnasium, William H. Coeke, ' 94, Hall. Over- looking the Garden is the parapet with its famous French cannon, relics of the Revolutionary War; and its immortal inscription, wordsof praise of V. M. I. bj ' Colonel J. T. L. Preston. The Garden is reached by two stairways leading down from either side of the parapet, which meet under the inscription to form one broad entrance. All throughout the Garden are shrubs and trees, each identified by a bronze tablet, which are memen- tos from famous gardens, battlefields and historic places all over the world. At one end is the Spirit of Youth, an alabaster statue by Attillio Piccirilli, which was added in 1939. A somber touch to the Garden is the bronze plaques on the parapet, dedica- tions to Cadets who have lost their lives in wars or while Cadets at the Institute The latest of these was dedicated this year by the Class of 1944, honoring their Brother. Rats killed in World War II. The Garden itself was dedicated in 19 ' 28, and is the gift of Mrs. William H. Cocke, wife of V. M. I. ' s fourth superintendent. At every dance held at Cocke, ' 94, Hall, the Garden is lighted by spotlights focused upon the parapet and upon the Spirit of Youth. It is symbolic that the inscription and the statue are so singled out, for therein lies the Spirit of V. M. I. — youth, science, and citizen soldiers. THE m mm Standing, Left to Right: Harrington, May, Pou ' ers, Penniman, Totten, Maxwell Sitting, Left to Right: Louis, Applin, Johnson, Harlman, Peyton The Honor Court The Honor Court with the accompanying honor system is the foundation upon which the Corps is main- tained, and is undoubtedly the proudest tradition of the Corps. It has often been said that without the honor system, the Institute would be just another military school. The quintessence of the V. M. I. Honor System is that every cadet is certified to report another if any viola- tion of the code comes to his attention. The continuation of this system is, therefore, dependent upon the cadets themselves. Likewise, the Honor Court is solely a cadet organization entrusted with the maintenance of those regulations. The men upon the Honor Court are naturally enough of superior ability and are held in the greatest respect by the Corps. Any violation of the rules is punished by immediate dishonorable dismissal from the Institute. Almost immediately upon matriculation, a cadet is given a lecture on the honor system, what it means, and what is expected of the cadet. During the entire four years of cadet life, one is never allowed to lose sight of this code. It is through this constant contact that a cadet realizes the true importance of preserving his honor in all dealings, however insignificant they may seem. This indoctrination has produced tangible results — the men who have graduated from the Institute. The Honor Court is composed of the officers and three others of the first class, the officers of the second class and the officers of the third class, less the historian. In the event a member of the fourth class is brought up for trial, a member of his class is selected as a representative. All in all, it has been proved that the Institute has, by the thorough training given in strict adherence to an honorable mode of living, sent out into the world men of the highest moral caliber. Perhaps in that lies the reason for the respect always accorded a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. Standing, Left to Right: Harrington, Collier, May, Hophins, Powers, Staley, Penni Totten, Maxwell Sitting, Left to Right: Leuns, Applin, Johnson {President), Hartman, Peyton lan, Overton, The General Committee The cadet organization which is of next importance to the Honor Court is the General Committee. Upon this organization which, as its rules state, is " of, by, and for the cadets, " devolves the responsibility of main- taining class privileges, a high code of personal behavior, and certain accepted traditions. Although its methods by no means duplicate that of an inquisition, it is, nevertheless, an impartial tribunal meting out punishment to those who violate its regulations. It is, moreover, authorized by the superintendent to administer confinement and penalty tours as it may see fit. The class privilege tradition of the Institute has shown itself to be an excellent preceptor in teaching respect of authority and courtesy toward those in a higher position. Receiving confinement may be the hard way to learn, but the lesson taught is of definite value in later life. The high code of conduct maintained by the Corps is in a large part attributable to the General Committee. It is the duty of every cadet to report another if any breach of personal conduct or conduct which would reflect upon the Corps as a whole is observed. Furthermore, every cadet is soon inculcated with a sense of self -responsibility in the continuance of stellar standards of behavior. Before long, the grey uniform fills him with pride for every- thing it has symbolized throughout the years. The regulations of the General Committee are published at the beginning of every school year and copies distributed to barracks rooms. The men comprising the General Committee are the same as those for the Honor Court with the addition of the third class historian. [177 1 The Hop Committee The dances sponsored by the Hop Committee constitute the principal form of social life offered to a cadet. As such, they assume great importance, not only in the eyes of the cadets but also in those of the Institute. Throughout the years, these Hops have been raised to the high standards, so that they are now regarded by many as the best in Virginia. It is tlie duty of each year ' s Hop Committee to make arrangements for the presentation of the various Hops. Naturally, the thousand and one details connected with these affairs demand painstaking attention. Decorations, decorating, engagement of orchestras, selling of tickets, and the like all fall within the scope of this organization. In this year of reconversion to the program of the prewar era, the task of the Hop Committee was doubly in- creased. Because of the shortage of rooms in Lexington, the Committee also had the Lacy President FiTTS Vice President Duke Treasurer Williamson Business Manager unusual duty of locating places for the cadets ' dates to stay during Hop week-ends. It is indeed fortunate that the 1948 Hop Committee had Bob Lacy as its president, for under his guiding hand the committee has risen to the occasion. The social year began with Tony Pastor playing at Home-Coming Dances. At Ring Figure, Hal Mclntyre ' s sweet notes were heard, while at the Graduation Dance for the Class of 1948-A, Russ Carlton played. To date orchestras have not been engaged for either Easter Hops or for the Final Hops in June. So we say, sweet adieu to a year of real enjoyment, and offer thanks to the men on the Hop Committee for the part they have played in causing that pleasure to materialize. Standing, Left to Right: May, Nachman, Stagg, Cabell, Read, Wise, Sylvester, Ellett, Trumbo, Perot, Sadler, Slayton, Lardon Sitting, Left to Right: Eliason, Williamson, Lacy, Fiits, Duke, Powers [179] Dunbar Co-Editor Duke Co-Editor Clahkson Bvsiness Manager The Nineteen Forty Eight Bomb CoRKAX Parker Hartman Syl ' Ester Slavton Harrington Associate Editor Associate Editor Associate Editor Associate Editor Photographic Editor Editor 19 9 Bomb FiTTS Stupalsky Jones Hartman jMorrison Wii on Artist Sports Editor Circulation Manager Advertising Manager Outrage Editor As stant Outrage Editor EDITORIAL STAFF Standing, Left to Right: Trappey, Harrison, Saiinderx, Brand, Fiits, StupaUky, Ward, Corkan Slayton, Wilson, Everts, Evans Sitting, Left to Right: Parker, Hartman, Dunbar, Duke, Morrison, Sylvester BUSINESS STAFF Standing, Left to Right: Jones, French, Lyons, West, Bra nd Sitting, Left to Right: Wolfe, Beasley, Jones, Clarkson, Hartman, Walthour [181] f IP Morrison Editor-in-Chief CORKAN Managing Editor Williams business Manager The V. M. I. Cadet Newcomb Associate Editor Malmo Associate Editor Hamner Advertising Anderson Circidation Ward Sports Eldridge Associate Editor Allison Associate Editor Sheppard Sports Slatton Associaie Editor Sylvester Associate Editor EDITORIAL STAFF Standing, Left to Right: Williams, Miller, Hogan, Benedict, Wailing, Whitehnrnt, Jeffries, Vann, Stockton, Walter, Lester, Tauss Sitting, Left to Right: Slayton, Ward, Morrison, Corkan, Sylvester, Sheppard BUSINESS STAFF Standing, Left to Right: Kniesler, Benedict, Jeffries, Bristow, Miller Sitting, Left to Right: Hamner, Read, Williams, Anderson, Eldridge [183] Standing, Left to Right: Schtcartz, Bowers, Franhlin, Butler, Stock, Thomason, Harrington, May, Tiller, Harmon, Brooks Sitting, Left to Right: Millimet, West, Nachman, Shelley, Tigertt, Jeffries Second Glass Finance Committee The Second Class Finance Committee is an organization with a dual purpose. First, it provides convenient services for the cadets, and second, it furnishes the necessary capital for financing the various dances presented by the Hop Committee. As a second class be- comes a first class, those on the S. C. F. C. become members of the Hop Committee, and the accrued profits from the S. C. F. C. fall into the treasury of the Hop Committee. The services offered by the S. C. F. C. are many and diverse; in fact, everything from stationery to " Rat rings " is sold. This year the Finance Committee was under dual management, for there were two second classes. For the first term Irving Nachman and Ed West successfully conducted the venture. From February through June, the capable hands of Bill Shelley and Tom Tigertt guided the business. The over-all success of the Finance Committee may suggest that the old adage of two hands being better than one is quite true, for lines left dormant since the beginning of the war were included in this year ' s activity. But to many the S. C. F. C. is only to be abused, particularly when the deadline for debts rolls around and the shekels are few and far between. In barracks, a howl may mean one of two things — either a dog is lonely, or one of the S. C. F. C. " hounds " is track- ing down a stray dollar. Ihe Glee Club The V. M. I. Glee Club is composed of men who belong to it because they love music and love to sing; it does more than any other organization to meet the increasing demand among cadets for cultural activity. During the war years the activities of the Glee Club were severely hampered by short- ages of practice time and material. Between June, 1943, and the spring of 1947 only Christmas carol services and short programs at various hops were presented. At the beginning of this school year a large number of new cadets were tried out and selected to join the nucleus of the club which had remained from the previous spring. After diligent practice, identical Christmas programs were presented in barracks and at the Southern Seminary. Since Christmas the club has made trips to women ' s colleges in the state, including Mary Washington, Hollins and Madison, and has also sung several times for the girls of Southern Seminary, and for their fellow cadets. The club has been during the entire year under the able leadership and direction of Lieutenant Colonel Herbert N. Dillard, Jr. He has been assisted by Co-Presidents Richard Eichhorn and Al Sylvester, and an Executive Committee consisting of Jed Wilson, Bob Williamson, Al Ferrey, and Walter Dresser. [185] Back Row, Left to Right: Hartman, Croswell, Harrison, Kenney, Heywood Front Row, Left to Right: Lawson, Reynolds, Cole, Lardon {Leader), Kiric, Brooks, Smith, Rheinholdt Not Present: Freeman The Commanders Under the direction of Drummerman Bob " Hotz " Lardon, the V. M. I. dance band known as the Commanders again assumed their musical prestige of prewar days and returned to the Hmelight as one of the outstanding extra-curricular organizations of V. M. I. Their smooth interpretation of sweet music and solid renditions of swing of the present and past has given them the distinction of a well-rounded group. This year the band has been the largest ever, consisting of five brasses, four reeds, and four rhythm. The vocals were ably handled by Harry Heywood and both the trumpet of " Ziggy " Freeman and the saxophone of Tommy Kirk shared the spotlight in the solo work. The man behind the scenes was Ed Hartman, for through his indefatigable efforts, the Commanders provided music for tea dances at the Institute and for hops at numerous other colleges. The Lectern SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIER5 ' ATTACHED TO THEIP. NATIVE STATE PR.OVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL OF cmzE-. attache: The American Institute of Electrical Engineers [187] American Society of Civil Engineers ' an American Chemical Society Ambassador Club --r : ' -: ' -i a:::l i=y. ' M ,- -V-1 -»- ' » ,—»■ ivm}- Richmond Club [189] The Yankee Club YOVTHS PR.£SSiNC VPTHE HILL OF- SCIENCE WITH NOBLE EM VLATION A GflATIFYlNC SPECTACLE AN HONOR TO- OVR. COVNTRY AND OVR. STATE OBJECTS OF HONEST PRiDETO THEIR INSTRVCTORS- AND FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS " ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERYTIME- OF DEEPEST- PERIL TO VINDICATE HER HONOR OR DEFEND HER RIGHTS - The Deep South Club The Texas Club ' I - i- -It ' I t PRflSTOn LlBliflRV w in ' ' ' ' ' MiUlli! The Tidewater Club [191] PR.OVDOF- HER. FAME AN D R.EAD% EVmY TIME ■ OF ■ DEEPEST PEKIL The Maryland Club The Roanoke Club The Newman Club k in i c ' 0e If a V. M. I. man were asked what social event he remembered most dis- tinctly during his cadet- ship, he would almost invariably reply, " The Ring Figure. " Why? There are several an- swers to that question. First, the most treas- ured token of his college career — his class ring — is bestowed upon him. Second, the cadet is given the ring, not by an oiBcer or fellow cadet, but by the girl of his choice! Finally, the dance occurs on the day fol- lowing the annual Thanks- giving classic — the V. M. I.- V. P. I. football game. So it is not difficult to understand that the cadet has worked himself into a high degree of excitement. The dance itself is divided into three principal parts — the formation of the figure, the never-to-be-forgotten moment under the arch where the cadet, having received the ring, fondly kisses the one-and- only, and finally, the hop itself, immediately following the figure. It is of historical interest to note that the present form of the Ring Figure has been due to a process of accretion. Before 1929, the members of the second class would assemble in some room of barracks and there put on their class rings in that intimate atmosphere. ' V A 1 k Kut in 1930, a cadet, N 1 1 I 1 1 realizing the desirability of feminine companion- rf?i| f4p „;_ j«. ' ship, conceived the idea that a cadet ' s girl could bestow the precious ring on him under an arch on the dance floor. The following year, another enter- prising cadet concluded that it would be muy sympatico to have a kiss along with the ring. An unbeatable combina- tion, so to speak. His idea was heartily adopted, and the practice has been followed ever since. On these pages, we have had the pleasure of representing pictorially the various phases of this stately and beau- tiful dance. We hope that both to alumni and to cadets these photo- graphs will bring about the return of pleasant memories. LOVELIES AT THE HOP AS PICKED BY MISS MARIE TUDOR MISS PEGGY RAFFETY MISS JUDY POLLARD MISS JO LUE MORRIS MISS NANCY CLARKE MISS PAM BURNSIDE :MISS DORIS ANNE ELLIOTT MISS MARILYN OUDEN MISS ELEANOR EIDSON MISS JANE CASON MISS DOROTHY ALBRIGHT MISS PATRICIA WILLIAMS MISS JANE BELL MISS JUNE BRIDGES MISS MARGARET ANNE EANES MISS ALICE BOUTIN MISS BLOSSOM FORD MISS JERRY PATTISON MISS MARY WADE MISS MARGARET WILSON It ' s an Bif j. £. MoJiAHxm, Cdlto i Outrage! m u S Jndo AJ ZJ£ 5 Major Greenwood: " What is a maneuver? " First Ci ss Cavalry Cadet: " Something to put on grass to make it grow. " Shortest Stort in the World : " Huh? " " LThhuh. " Registrar at Matriculation of Xew Cadets: " When were you born? " Goral n : " Huh ? " Registrar: " When will be your next birth- day? " Gorman: " WTiat the hell do you care, you ain ' t goin ' to give me nothin ' ? " Rat looking through Telescope: " Gawd! " Third: " Gwan, it ain ' t that powerful. " " Just heard that you buried your wife yesterday, terribly sorry. " " Had to, dead, you know. " 3B- Use Lumpo Soap No lather. No bubble. Doesn ' t clean. Just company in the tub. ■c point with pride to the pure white spaces between our jokes. 3B- Jones and Trinkle were out riding the loop one day. They stopped to " let the horses graze. " The mounts began to " nuzzle " each other. " Golly, " said Herbert, " I wish I were doing that. " " Why don ' t you? " asked Trinkle. " It ' s your horse. " The Situation: A young lady at any one of the surrounding girls ' schools has a date with a Keydet who unexpectedly brought a friend with him. Girl to Roommate: " Larry just came over from V. M. I. and brought the cutest cadet with him. Who wants a date with him? " Roommate: (if she ' s from Macon) : " What ' s his I. Q.? " Roommate (if she ' s from Hollins) : " How much money does he have? " Ditto (if she ' s Sweetbriar) : " To what country clubs does he belong? " The Same (if she ' s from R. P. I.): " Is he good looking? " Again (if she ' s from the Sem) : " Where is he? " Finally (if she ' s from Mary Baldwin): " I ' ll take him. " [ 206 Certified Inspection Lost: One left shoe, size 13J . Return to Skladany, B. J. Lost: Two cents, dates 1903, 1904. Return to Beale, J. I. Found (just for variety) : One Sullins T shirt! Lost: Twenty strands of hair. Return before reveille to Louis, P. A. Lost: Sixty hours of sleep. Return to Editors of Outrage. Dammit! Lost: One pair stilts. Return to Duncan, K. O. Lost: One LT. S. Cavalry horse, one bridle, one saddle. Return to stables. Found: Two stirrups, one horseshoe in Mess Hall kitchen. Lost: One mind. Please return to Eliason, W. A. Lost: One seeing-eye dog. Return to Applin, P. L. Lost: One " Encyclopedia of . . . " (you know what). Return to Fitts, J. H. Lost: One girdle. Return to Cabell, R. G. Lost: Four stripes. Please return to the following (Yeah, try and get ' em) : Jones, H. C. Williamson, R. L. Lost: One bottle of pickled appendix. Return to biology Lab. Found: Found one empty jar and dried appendix. Lost: One Junior Birdmen ' s Membership Card. Return to Anderson, R. E. Lost: One ensign ' s stripe. Return to Turner, R. K. Fottnd: One ensign ' s stripe: See Shorty. Scene: Courtyard. Character: Third Class Sentinel. A Rat appears on the Fourth Stoop with pocket unbuttoned. Sentinel: " What ' s your name improperly dressed on the Fourth Stoop? " Rat: " Gross, I. M., Sir. " Sentinel: " You ' re boned, Mr. Gross. " A little later. A Third appears outside his door with T-shirt and grey pants. Same Sentinel: " What ' s your name, improperly dressed on the Third Stoop? " Third: " Reamed, I. G. You eager (you know what). " Sentinel: " Drive on back to your room. Brother Rat. " Later still. Cadet appears on the Second Stoop in bathrobe but nothing else. Our Hero: " What ' s your name, improperly dressed on the Second Stoop? " Second: " It ' s your First Sergeant, Bub. " Sentinel: " Beautiful day, isn ' t it? " Latest of all. Character walks down First Stoop a la nude. Sentinel: " What ' s your name, improperly dressed on the First Stoop? " First: " Who the hell wants to know? " Mom ' s There are heartaches and thrills by the score, There is grief, there is trouble galore, You ' ll never have any peace and you ' ll learn not to try If you have a son in the Corps at the V. M. I. Viewpoint Of course, while your boy is a Rat and is treated like a beast, You are supposed to be proud that he ' s a V. M. I. Cadet at least. He writes, " Mother, I ' m so homesick and I just hate it here. " You write a cheerful letter and say, " Now remember, dear, We want you to graduate so you ' ll be in the hall of fame. Please don ' t get dismissed and disgrace the family ' s name. " The Institute makes sure you have news of your boy, You get a message in every mail, and it isn ' t one of joy. Those special reports ! They are a scare and a strain on the stoutest heart. But brace yourself, there ' s worse to come, and this is only the start. Then things are quiet for a while, and you sit back and beam. Your boy is taking it all in stride, and doing well, it would seem. When all of a sudden there comes the word he has flunked a course or two. You wring your hands, and cry to Heaven — you just don ' t know what to do. You tear your hair and walk the floor, and don ' t sleep a wink at night. But in the end he stands the test and finally comes through all right. Then again for a time you float on a cloud, and the weather is all fair. But not for long, because all at once you are again in the depths of despair. Those things called demerits are added up and he has only eight to get. So you look for a letter and meet the trains for he ' ll be home, you can bet. Why can ' t they show more mercy to parents with a reckless son. ' And not take the joy out of life when it could be so much fun. ' There is a bright side you know, and your boy is not too bad. Your hopes arise and your fears subside — They make a corporal of your lad You dash about and spread the news, and the neighbors get disgusted. But that ' s all right, you de- serve a lift, For the very next month he ' s busted. So just as long as you have a son that ' s a V. M. I. cadet. You ' ll have trials and tribulations, but these you ' ll never regret. You won ' t ask for any glory if the world should honor his name. But it ' s Dad and Mother, it seems to me, who should be in the Hall of Fame! By Mrs. A. L. Sheppard [ 208 ' BUT I DONT SEE ANY GAMEf " a fq re A t, ' ' y °ccos on upon 7fl :ht wnen be ore o3z rh " Vo f Ba fs " e. y j ' " ' i f( IM.I I £AS The lovely young thing had just been brought to the hospital for an opera- tion. The Doctor examined her and then told her to undress for the ordeal. This she did, and was placed on a wheel table, after which the nurse covered her with a sheet. Presently down the hall came a man clothed in white. He stopped, lifted the sheet — and took a look, dropped it, and went on his way. Then another white- clad man approached and repeated the performance. He was followed by a third. At this the young lady grew nervous. " For Heaven ' s sake, " she cried, " when are you going to operate? " " Damned if I know, lady, we ' re just painters. " SB- Scene IN AN English Bar Room: ' Alio, Mary, are you ' aving one? " " No, hit ' s just the cut of me coat. " " I fainted, they brought me to. So I fainted again. ' ] ' Why? " " They brought me two more. " 3B- " Izzy, vere iss my glasses? " " On your nose, fadder. " " Vy must you always be so indefinite, Izzy? " »■ He learned virtue at his mother ' s knee, and vice at some other joint. 38- Life Guard (with beautiful girl in arms): " Sir, I ' ve just resuscitated your daughter. " Irate Father: " Then, by Gawd, you ' ll marry her! " Mahatma Ghandi ' s Farewell Address to the English: VYISDUR ZOINIENIMOR ORZIZAZZIS ZANZARIS ORZIZ [211] Origin and Development of the VMI 490,000 B. C. — Mole Louis ' great-great-grandfather boned for " Spot on leopard skin, DRC. " 200 A. D. — Second Class Finance Committee founded when Jews sell Nero torches with which to burn Rome. First torchlight parade. StJMMER OF 1607 — B. D. Mayo lands at Jamestown, Virginia. November 11, 1839 — V. M. I. founded — cell theory put forth by Leewohnhock. First first sergeant bones first cadet for " No shave, DRC. " First Rat sentry posted in courtyard in three feet of snow without overcoat. November 12, 1839 — First Rat sentry boned for neglect of duty by failure to salute first O. C. Delinquency removed when sentry found frozen. Steidtmann and Bogus arrive. November 13, 1839 — First cadet receives first zip in chemistry, thus beginning a bloody history of said department. First Liberal Artist boned for " Hay down, MI. " August 3, 1849 — Gold discovered in California. Terrific run on QMD as cadets buy up all available shovels, pickaxes and jackasses. QMD fails to furnish all of needed pickaxes and shovels. jMay 11, 1861 — War Between States begins. Corps marched to Jayem Hall to volunteer. This was a check formation. May 15, 1865 — Battle of New Market. Corps marches to battle. Rats allowed to walk in front rank. September 1, 1865 — Hunter burns barracks. Corps holds weiner roast on west side barracks. Fire-fighting detail boned for neglect of duty by pouring coal oil on flames. January 11, 1890 — First Southern Seminary tea dance held. Twelve Rats attend. September 6, 1900 — Second S. Sem tea dance held. Two Rats attend. June 10, 1909— B. D. Mayo graduates. July 19, 1917— U. S. enters World War I. Corps marched to JM Hall. September 4, 1920 — Biology Department founded. Two protozoans, shipped from supply house, break loose in lab, do slight damage to building, until recaptured by " Doc " and the boys. December 16, 1935 — Wash basins placed in rooms to replace pumps at end of stoops. First Rat gets to fourth stoop without being sucked in (PX not yet installed) November 13, 1939 — First cadet receives max in Chemistry. Two Chem. profs lose positions. 5000th L. A. boned for " Hay down, MI. " December 7, 1941 — World War II, Corps marched to JM Hall, etc. . . etc. . . [212 1 OrF CS ? — r ?OA -r AND CF Tjr October 19, 1945 — H. C. Johnson ' s mirror stolen. CCQ called in barracks as Honor Court makes frantic search. Johnson on time to DRC for first time in cadetship. September 20, 1946 — Hartman and Jones, H. C, put out fire at JM Hall after torchlight parade, under influence of alcohol. Next day receive formal com- mendation from Commandant. — Certified — November 28, 1946 — Mills falls in love with Thanksgiving Hop date. Swears it ' s the real thing. Mate secured for Gargantua by Ringling Brothers. January 15, 1947 (oops) — General G. C. Marshall made Secretary of State. " Doc " Carroll promoted to full colonel. " Butch " Ritchie hkewise. Says Doc, " They finally recognized military genius. " Says Butch, " I ' ll give you a two. " April 1, 1947 — Corps rises in revolt. Mole Louis takes over as superintendent. Rex Sheppard becomes Commandant. Rats put Classes of ' 44 and ' 48 back in rat line. Bogus made first captain. " Shorty " made adjutant. April Fool! May 19, 1947 — Measurements with Vernier caliper show that Millimet ' s nose has grown .112 inches this term. May 30, 1947 — Post laundry prepares for huge run as Sheppard and Howard begin to sort out accumulation of four years ' cadetship. Gas masks issued to all residents of south side of barracks, as three rats die of asphyxiation. Laundry manager prepares to resign. Says he won ' t go through it again. June 11, 1947 — Class of 48 graduates. Room 107 rebuilt. Barracks fumigated. [213; An English couple in America were about to be married. They were looking for a house in the country, and after satisfying themselves that it was satisfactory they made their way homeward. On the way home the girl was very thoughtful and on being questioned as to the reason rephed, " Did you see any W. C? " (mean- ing " water closet " to us). Her prospective husband had not, so he decided to write the landlord about it. The landlord was very much puzzled as to the meaning of " W. C. " After thinking the matter over carefully, he came to the conclusion that it meant the Wesleyan Church. He replied accordingly in the following manner: Deah Sir: I very much regret the delay in the matter but have the great pleasure of informing you that the W. C. is nine miles from the house. It is capable of seating 560 people. This is very unfortunate for you if you have been in the habit of going regularly, but you might be pleased to know that some people take their lunches with them and make a day of it, while others who have cars and who cannot spare the time use their automobiles and generally manage to arrive just in time. The last time that my wife and I attended was six years ago, and we had to stand for the entire time. It may also interest you to know that the man- agement is about to give a bazaar to furnish the W. C. with plush seats. Many people feel that this has long been needed. In closing, I may mention that it pains me not to be able to go more often. Yours very truly. The Landlord _. , „,.,,. , , „ Funeral Director TO Aged Mourner : Little Willie, mad as hell. Pushed his sister in the well. Said his mother drawing water, " Gee, it ' s hard to raise a daughter. " " How old are you. Sir? " " I ' ll be able to say I ' m 98 next Tuesday. " " Hardly worth going home, is it? " [214] ' The Svperinfendent wa.i fhvx lenient [215] r " " . - v». 6 ' ' ( ' IT MUST HAVe J3£SA T £- y - ' TARA- FAf?A3J £ P ' y T R M £TH Y l A M A o PH£-A ojL [216] J. i:i Corporal o-f -hhe Quc,r d o- -h I UMf F R ONf ' .l Bibliography Our gratitude to the following publications: Rammer Jammer — University of Alabama The PotJiter— West Point McGiijfy ' s First Reader — McGuffy Forever Amber — Kathleen Winsor Dope Habit Cured in One Year— No. 4966832 How to be a Football Champ — Cal Woodard Alcoholics Anonymous — Anonymous All Previous V. M. I. Bombs — The editors The Book of Exodus — Moses Places to Eat — Duncan Hines Places Not to Eat — Mr. Bryant One Hundred Years at V. M. I. — Colonel Couper One Thousand Years in Sing Sing — Warden Lawes Second Hundred Years at V. M. I. — W. A. Eliason The Blue Book and Other Poems — Colonel R. C. Weaver How to Win Friends and Influence People — Dale Carnegie Hoiv to Lose Friends and Alienate People — V. M. I. Chemistry Department [217 J. KENNON PERRIN COMPANY General Contractors 5th and Gary Streets RICHMOND, VIRGINIA For Your Dog ' s Sake use SERGEANT ' S Dog Gare Products Polk Miller Products Corp. RIGHMOND, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF A FRIEND [218] R. AI. A. 69 MILDRED MILLER ' S GIFT SHOP V. M. I. Jewelry 8 West Nelson Street LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA STATE COMPANY, INC. 117 W. Nelson Street LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA We Deliver Phone 41 Clover Brand Ice Cream COMPLIMENTS OF HAMRIC AND SMITH Jewelers • LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA BOLEY ' S BOOK STORE F. A. Fitzgerald LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA • BOOKS — STATIONERY Business and School Supplies Eaton ' s Fine Stationery for Men Royal Portable Typewriters [219] V. M, I. Mess Jackets Paletots Fine Men ' s Wear JOHN NORMAN CO. LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA SCHEWELS Philco — RADIOS — Emerson Get Our Price First Schewels Furniture Company LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA M. S. McCOY Fancy Fruits and Vegetables Imported and Domestic Groceries Home-Dressed and Western Meat Old Virginia-Cured Hams LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Good Food Good Beds ROBERT E. LEE HOTEL LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA N. O ' NEAL MOSES, Manager ' For a Fresh Start, Stop at a Hotel " [ 220] CONGRATULATIONS ' 48 Drug Store Flower Shop Soda Fountain McCrum s, Inc. LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Creamery WARNER BROS. State and Lyric Theaters LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA The Pick of the Pictures From all Major Studios RALPH DAVES, Manager [221] Lexington Motor Sales PONTIAC 146 South Main Street LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Phone 532 COMPLIMENTS OF MACLIN-ZIMMER- McGILL TOBACCO CO., INC. PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA U. S. A. 2ualU4f l fou Goft aiie ROANOKE ' S MOST MODERN DAIRY [ 222 COMPLIMENTS OF CHAP STICK COMPANY The Ten-To-One Choice of the U. S. Armed Forces in WORLD WAR II COMPLIMENTS OF WHITE HOUSE CAFE LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Carter Fabrics Corporation Weavers of Fine Rayon Fabrics EXECUTIVE OFFICES Jefferson Standard Building GREENSBORO, N. C. Plants Greensboro, N. C. South Boston, Va. [ 223 ] After she says " Yes " see us fox the Ring MARK E. HOLT Optometrist Jewelers 218 North Sycamore Street PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF THE VIRGINIAN HOTEL LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA MORGAN BROTHERS Bag Manufacturers RICHMOND, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF FIRST NATIONAL BANK BASSETT, VIRGINIA Largest Bank in Henry County 1224] Blue Bell, Inc. 93 Worth Street NEW YORK 13, N. Y. • " World ' s Largest Producers of Work Clothing " Plants in North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Georgia and Mississippi LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA College Annual Photography Completely Equipped to Render the Highest Quality Craftsmanship and an Expedited Service on Both Personal Portraiture and Photography for College ANNUALS OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE 19 4 8 BOMB [225 ] COMPLIMENTS OF McAVOY MUSIC HOUSE ROANOKE, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF ROPER BROTHERS LUMBER COMPANY, INC. PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA PHILIP R. ROPER President PAUL ROPER Vice President PHILIP R. ROPER, JR. Secretary-Treasurer (V. M. 1.) COMPLIMENTS OF CHEWNING AND WILMER, INCORPORATED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS AND ENGINEERS 1100 Hull Street Richmond, Virginia COMPLIMENTS OF THE PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA [226] Herff- Jones Company Indianapolis 7, Indiana Expresses Appreciation to the 1949-B Class FOR THE Privilege of Furnishing the Official AND Miniature Class Rings JAMES L. DECK, Virginia Representative 403 East Franklin Street RICHMOND 19, VIRGINIA [ 227 ] C. C. BOVA AND COMPANY WHOLESALE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES Growers and Packers of VIRGINIA APPLES AND PEACHES Dial 3-2425 ROANOKE, VIRGINIA FOR SUPERIOR BAKING RESULTS ALWAYS USE ENRICHED METROPOLITAN — LIGHT WHITE FLOUR ASK YOUR GROCER ROANOKE CITY MILLS, INC. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY ROANOKE, VIRGINIA [228] b ' oWFn LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA The women, bless ' em, are hard to woo arid hard to win. But a tasteful gift of jewehy softens any feminine heart. Select a present for HER on your next visit to Lynchburg. COMPLIMENTS OF HORNE ' S COMPANY 410 South Jeffeison Street ROANOKE, VIRGINIA THE CORNER GRILL For Youz Favorite Food and Drinks LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA " IF IT ' S PAPER " Dillard Paper Company ROANOKE, VA. CHARLOTTE, N. C. BRISTOL, VA.-TENN. GREENVILLE, S. C. GREENSBORO, N. C. [230] THE FIRST IN FLOWERS for all Occasions FALLON FLORIST, INC. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA T. S. BECKWITH CO., INC. PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA Southside Virginia ' s Oldest Stationer and Bookseller 1870-1947 Tittnus Optical Company, Inc. Manufacturers of Ophthalmic Lenses PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA WHOLESALE ONLY SOUTHERN INN Restaurant Main Street LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Cadets, bring your parents and friends to the SOUTHERN INN We specialize in sizzling steaks and seafoods [231] COMPLIMENTS OF Franque A. Dickins Naval Architect and Marine Engineer BROOKLYN, NEW YORK [232] THE ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE America ' s Oldest Daily Newspaper ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA EAT CLOVER BRAND ICE CREAM • In Lexington at State Co., Inc. In Buena Vista at Seay Dnig Co. Since 1898 MOJUD • H O ' S I C R Y • MOJUD HOSIERY COMPANY, INCORPORATED GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA NEW YORK, NEW YORK DECATUR. ALABAMA [ 233 ] COMPLIMENTS OF W. F. HUMME and F. W. ROBINSON HERNDON, VIRGINIA THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF LYNCHBURG LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF Goodman-Segar Corp. REAL ESTATE NORFOLK, VIRGINIA [234] COMPLIMENTS OF Herbert Bryant, Inc. ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA [ 235 ] BOWERS WHOLESALE CORP. VIRGINIA DISTRIBUTORS FOR MODERN HOME APPLIANCES 1605-7-9 Granby Street NORFOLK, VIRGINIA VISIT WEBB-WHIT AKERS Men ' s and Young Men ' s Clothes LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF J. F. TILGHMAN, INC. 122 Twenty-Sixth Street NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA NELSON C. OVERTON, Secretary.TreasuTer [ 236 ] COMPLIMENTS OF C. E. THURSTON SON, INC. Insulation and Retractory Contractors COMPLIMENTS OF THE MUTUAL ASSURANCE SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA (Fire) Incorporated 1794 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA W. MEADE ADDISON. Principal Agent G. MOFFETT KING. Secretory G. MOFFETT KING. JR., Assistant Secretary COMPLIMENTS OF ARMY NAVY SALES CO. 1109 Main Street LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA MACK AND ANN ' S Steak House No. 1 621 Main Street Restaureint No. 2 2492 Rivermont Avenue LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA KIMMERLING BROTHERS, INC. FINE FLOWERS We Always Have Fine Orchids Gardenias and Roses for Dances ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Phone 7315 [ 237 ] WITH COMPLIMENTS TO V. M. I. CADETS Stanley Furniture Company, Inc. STANLEYTOWN, VIRGINIA Manufacturers of Bed Room and Dining Room Furniture THOS. B. STANLEY, President SMOKE THE NEW Raleigh 903 " CIGARETTES [ 238 ] COMPLIMENTS OF HORSEMAN ' S FLORIST 1003 Kecoughtan Road HAMPTON, VIRGINIA J. W. HORSEMAN, ' 33 IN LYNCHBURG IT ' S MILLNER ' S The Shopping Center For Fashions and Gifts WEAR AMERICAN GENTLEMEN SHOES They Look Better, Wear Better and Give Lasting Comfort AMERICA ' S BEST Made By CRADDOCK-TERRY SHOE CORP. LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA GLENN-MINNICH ' S Clothes for Young Men and Men Who Stay Young 108 West Campbell Avenue ROANOKE, VIRGINIA [239] DOYLE AND RUSSELL Building and Industrial Constniction Central National Bank Building RICHMOND, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF R. F. WELTON, JR., 1915 R. F. WELTON III, 1940 NORFOLK, VIRGINIA FOR COMPLETE EYE CARE " Consult Your EYE PHYSICIAN " Then See Your GUILD OPTICIAN A. G. JEFFERSON Ground Floor Allied Arts Bldg. LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA EXCLUSIVELY OPTICAL All the right eyes, and all the bright eyes follow the girl in a i VOGUE 822 Main Street LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA [240] WAYLAND ' S DRUG STORE Drug Sundries, Cosmetics, Gifts Try our Soda Fouiitain Drinks and Ice Cream WAYLAND ' S " We Fill Prescriptions " Cotton ' ' Whelan Esso Station Washington and Adams Streets PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA Phones 581 9026 CONCRETE PIPE AND PRODUCTS CO., INC. MANUFACTURERS OF Centrifugal, Machine-Made Cast Pipe AND High Pressure, Steam-Cured Masonry Units P. o. Box 1223 RICHMOND 9, VIRGINIA Because Style Comes First COMPLIMENTS OF MITCHELL CLOTHING CO. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA [241] 4 GREAT PRODUCTS BEST-KHOWN home remedy for relieving miseries of children ' s colds. QuickSy Relieves Distress of HeadCoUs ' v» ■ • ' ' ' ' - ' s Va-tro-nol up ' Sp nM nostril promptly fC-ubl Ic relieves sniffly, stuffy Kinse ' ' ' ' ' ' distress of head colds- r " " ' makesbreathingeasler. Also helps prevent many z ' orki colds from developing — " ' ' If used in time. Try it! You ' ll like it! Follow directions in package. ¥ICICS VA-TRO-NOL OVER 94 MILLION PACKAGES USED YEARLY YOUR GENIAL ROANOKE HOSTS! 250 Rooms HOTEL PATRICK HENRY ARTHUR B. MOODY, Manager 200 Rooms HOTEL PONCE DE LEON GARLAND W. MILLER, Manager 365 Rooms HOTEL ROANOKE KENNETH R. HYDE GEORGE L. DENISON Associate Managers THE HOTEL ASSOCIATION OF ROANOKE COMPLIMENTS OF SOUTHERN DRY CLEANERS 223 North Payne Stieet ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA [243] Where QUALITY Comes First Furnishing Southwest Virginia For Over 50 Years COMPLIMENTS OF ICE CtEAU MEN ' S CLOTHING Since 1902 ROANOKE, VIRGINIA i TABB, BROCKENBROUGH RAGLAND Insurance — All Lines RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 1101 East Main Street Dial 2-6546 [244] COMPLIMENTS OF VICTORY VAN CORPORATION 520 North Fayette Street ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Complete NEWS Coverage SPORTS SOCIETY COMICS Read these Accurate, Concise Reports Daily In THE ROANOKE TIMES Mornings and Sundays ROANOKE WORLD-NEWS Evenings [245] CLOVER CREAMERY, INCORPORATED 502 First Street, S. E. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA iftWD N. W. PUGH COMPANY ROANOKE, VIRGINIA VMI Cadets We Salute You We Appreciate Your Patronage WHEN IN ROANOKE EAT AT The Hour Glass Restaurant The Home of Good Food and a Friendly Atmosphere Popular Prices CALDWELL-SITES COMPANY WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS PAPER — STATIONERY OFFICE EQUIPMENT " Our 53d Year " ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Fine Clothes for Men and Boys JOHN NORMAN CO. ROANOKE - LEXINGTON - BLACKSBURG [247] nuiiington looks ahead Burlington looks ahead — to toznorro v and all the other days ahead. Looking ahead is in fact a policy, even a habit, at Burlington Mills. The Company ' s record in looking ahead is known wherever Burlington operates — in 56 communities scattered over six states and six foreign countries. This record shows that . . . Burlington was one of the first to see the full potentialities of rayon in fabrics and is today one of the world ' s largest fabricators of man-made yarns. . . . Burlington has constantly developed new applications for these relatively new fibers. . . . Burlington has diversified its production, becoming a substantial producer of fabrics for women ' s wear, men ' s w ear, hom,e furnishings, ribbons, elastics and hosiery for both men and %vomen. . . . Burlington has developed a w ell-trained staff to keep the organization up-to-date in its machinery and methods. Behind this record are 2,200 men and women w ho have w orked together to produce a quality product within a moder- ate price range. Leading these w orkers is an energetic management as youthful in years as it is in spirit, for Burlington has always believed in giving young men and w omen w ith initiative and ability a chance to go forward ... a chance to look ahead with Burlington. BURLINGTON MILLS Greensboro. North Carolina [248] W. W. BOXLEY COMPANY CRUSHED STONE FOR Road Building, Streets, Walks, Driveways Coricrete Work, Railway Ballast iind Foundry Use 711 Boxley Building ROANOKE, VIRGINIA GIFTS FROM KINGOFF ' S Are Gifts at their Best ROANOKE, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF THE DUTCH INN DINING ROOM— OPEN DAILY Accommodations for Dates Washington Street LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Over a Quarter Century of Fur Service 306 South Jefferson Street ROANOKE, VIRGINIA [249] COMPLIMENTS OF C. W. HUFF, JR. Architect 103-A East Gary Street RICHMOND, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF LUCK CONSTRUCTION CO. Highways — Streets — Sewers — Waterlines RICHMOND, VIRGINIA STONELEIGH HEREFORDS W. H. R. JUPITER CARLOS The Beef Breed Supreme Females and Young Bull Prospects for Sale at all Times We Invite You to Visit us at the Farm Thomas B. Stanley Sons Stoneleigh Farms Stanleytown, Va. I 250 COMPLIMENTS OF Nachman s Young Men s Shop 604-6 Twenty-Fifth Street NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA " Say it with Flowers " DONAHOE ' S FLOWER SHOP Flowers for all Occasions Phone: Day 81 Phone: Night 2158 We Deliver Flowers Wired Anywhere 9 West Washington Street Lexington, Va. COMPLIMENTS OF PHILLIPS BROS., INC. LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF JOHN E. WOODWARD, JR. INSURANCE 800 Mutual Bldg. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA SALES — SERVICE — PARTS Various Models Now on Display Exclusive Marine Distributor PAXTON COMPANY 64 Commercial Place Telephone 2-1606 NORFOLK, VIRGINIA [252] CHARLOTTESVILLE LUMBER COMPANY, INC. Established 1893 W. A. BARKSDALE, Executive Vice President and General Manager Building Materials and Constniction COMPLIMENTS OF HUGER-DAVIDSON SALE COMPANY, INC. LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA STAUNTON, VIRGINIA [ 253 ] 79 YEARS OF LEADERSHIP Insignia and Uniform Equipment Since 1868 N. S. MEYER, INC. NE V YORK CHARLOTTESVILLE WOOLEN MILLS CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA Manufacturer of High-Grade Uniform Cloths in Sky and Dark Blue Shades For Army, Navy and Other Uniform Purposes cind the Largest Assortment and Best Quality of Cadet Grays Used by Leading Military Schools in the United States Prescribed and Used by Cadets of VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE [254] FRANK THOMAS COMPANY, INC. Known throughout the Service as Makers of the Best White Uniforms Makers of the White Mess Jackets for V. M. I. COMPLIMENTS OF Ernest W. Farley, Jr . , ' 34 Jim C. Farley, ' 37 RICHMOND ENGINEERING COMPANY RICHMOND, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF DIXIE CONTAINER CORPORATION Seventh and Hospital Streets RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Manufacturers of Corrugated Shipping Containers [ 255 ] Quality Service Hooker-Bassett Furniture Co., Inc. Manufacturers of Bed Room and Dining Room Furniture Permanent Exhibit AMERICAN FURNITURE NEW YORK FURNITURE EXCHANGE 666 Lake Shore Drive 206 Lexington Avenue CHICAGO, ILLINOIS NEW YORK CITY SOUTHERN FURNITURE EXPOSITION HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA J. C. HOOKER, President W. B. DALTON, SecTetary-Treasurer A. F. HOOKER, Vice President E. F. MURPHY. Assistant Secretary-Treasurer S. H. HOOKER. Second Vice President M. J. FOGARTY, Sales Manager M. H. CROUCH, Superintendent MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA BEST WISHES MARTINSVILLE NOVELTIES FURNITURE CORPORATION MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA [ 256 ] WILLIAMSON WILMER, INC. T. SPENCER WILLIAMSON, JR. 1919 FRED P. WILMER 1921 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA CONQUEST CONQUEST MONCURE DUNN DUNN, Inc. POTTER, Inc. 208 East Gary Street Barkley Building, Gourt Square RICHMOND 19, VIRGINIA Charlottesville, Virginia CONTRACTORS ENGINEERS Edwin P. Gonquest, ' 14 James A. Moncure, Jr., ' 19 Reid A. Dunn, ' 27 S. A. Modisse tt, ' 41 G. Stuart Potter, ' 32 Raymond V. Long, Jr., ' 38 [257] A FRIEND OF V. M. I. ADAIR-HUTTON, INC. Serving the Public Over Half Century LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA R. L. HESS BRO. JEWELERS LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF A FRIEND [258] COMPLIMENTS OF THE CLASS OF ' 43 CLAIBORNE, GOODRIDGE GODDIN (Established 1876) and THOMAS L. ALFRIEND SON (Established 1857) GENERAL INSURANCE Suite 610, Mutual Building RICHMOND, VIRGINIA TABS, BROCKENBROUGH RAGLAND GENERAL INSURANCE LIFE — ACCIDENT — HEALTH — FIRE CASUALTY — AUTOMOBILE — BOND " Insurance — Your Silent Guardian " 1101 East Main Street RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Dial 2-6546 JULIUS STRAUS SONS INSURANCE— EXCLUSIVELY Organized 1868 1110 East Main Street RICHMOND, VIRGINIA [259] xlS r Compliments ot BLUERIDGE DIVISION JAMES LEES SONS CO. GLASGOW, VIRGINIA € €€ » » MANUFACTURERS OF LEES CLEAR COLOR CARPET OTHER FAMOUS LEES PRODUCTS MINERVA AND COLUMBIA HANDKNITTING YARNS [260] A famous salad expert down South, Mrs. Duke, started making mayonnaise for neighbors. They liked it, came back for more. Now thousands enjoy it on salads, sandwiches and made the same old way. Duk e ' s Home-Made Mayonnaise contains no preservatives, gelatin or cornstarch; just fresh egg yolks, delicious salad oil and delicate seasoning. THE C. F. SAUER COMPANY Richmond, Virginia Manufacturers of SAUER ' S PURE VANILLA — SAUER ' S SPICES [261] " Bring Your printing and engraving " problems to Stone If you need Business and Professional Cards ' ' Stationery Calendars Booklets College Annuals Theatre Programs Advertising Folders Social Stationery ' Visiting Cards Engraved Wedding Invitations or Announcements Our trained personnel will welcome an opportunity to serve you. Our more than sixty years of experience in the production of fine printing are at your disposal, " SINCE 1883 " The Stone Printing and Manufacturing Co. 116-132 North Jefferson Street • Dial 6688 • Roanoke, Virginia IN successfully (ulf.ll.n9 requirements of tSe modern College Annual Staff we have combined a comprehensive and systemati servicing program with that high standard of quality so essenti the product.on of fine yeafboolcs. Lynchburg engraved annual: built by an organization specializing on school annuals exclosl thereby assuring each staff of the personal and Intelligent assisl LYNCHBURG ENGRAVING ■COMPANY- LYNCHBURG • VIRGINIA Cf ulIdeAJ crf O MiA- nnnah m i m- 1 1 a 1 - 1 I ' ' r 7012.7 J. R. SADLER, CO-EDITOR J. A. BARKER, CO-EDITOR W. F. EDMONDS, BUSINESS MANAGER LIEUTENANT-COLONEL JOHN E. TOWNES, FACULTY ADVISOR -7 32.1 y THE CLASS OF 1949-A PRESENTS THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA THIS BOMB TO GEORGE C. MARSHALL WHO LED US . . . The greatness of George Catle +t Marshall lies not in a nnilitary career the success of which is world renowned, nor in the exalted position which he occupies in the nation, nor in his pre-enninence in world councils, but rather in the integrity of his character. His unblemished honor, fearless honesty, un- daunted perseverance in ways known to be true, self-abnegation in every tinne of decision, unfailing wisdom, utter humility, and simple goodness are those qualities which have won for him the respect of his enemies, the admiration and gratitude of his allies, the love of his fellow countrymen. With pride we dedicate our BOMB to George Marshall, ourselves to his ideals. z ahz ' Photo By U.S. Army Signal Corps " ' Photo By U.S. Army Signal Corps " AND NOW LEADS US t € (Zee CLASS OF l?02 William Peterkin Upshur CLASS OF l?Oi Simon Bolivar Buckner CLASS OF 1907 George Smith Patton, Jr. CLASS OF 1910 Kenna Granville Eastham CLASS OF 1911 George Thompson Burdeau CLASS OF 1914 William Val Sanford CLASS OF 1917 Joseph Guthrie Ward CLASS OF 1919 Stuart Waller King Edward Wood Thomson CLASS OF 1920 Charles Leslie Keerans. Jr. William Thomas Semmes Roberts CLASS OF 1921 John Marshall Ribble Samuel Augustus Syme CLASS OF 1922 Samuel Du Full CLASS OF 1923 Sealo Harris. Jr. CLASS OF 1924 George Coolay Willcox CLASS OF 1925 William Robinson Williams CLASS OF 1926 Cornelius Zane Byrd CLASS OF 1927 Joe Bennett Coopwood James Nutty Jones Bailey Mbses Sawyer Franklin Fletcher Smith CLASS OF 1928 Thomas Pope Fullilove CLASS OF 1929 George Franklin Miller John Vandergrift Summerlii John Allison Woodall CLASS OF 1930 Lawrence Crain Blanchard, Louis Guion Chadwick Noel McHenry Moore CLASS OF 1931 James Rivers Adams John Randolph Tucker Carmichael Walter Alexander Ford. Jr. Robert Ostwald Garrett, Jr. Charles Fountleroy Harrison Alexander Caldwell Newton Edward Dunston Romm Joseph Warren Stirni CLASS OF 1932 James Clifton Gilliland Henry Clay Hudgins Valentine Brown Lawl ' ess Arthur Walter Marklis Walter Norris Mason, Jr. CLASS OF 1933 James Pleasant Allen, Jr. John Burroughs Warren, Jr. Edgar Mantlebert Young, Jr. CLASS OF 1934 Benton Allan Bennett, Jr. Neville Dean Blakemore Addison Wilson Palmer, Jr. Eugene Roane Venable John James Ward, Jr. CLASS OF 1935 William Watson Emory Carter Spottswood Vaden CLASS OF I93t Rufus DeWitt King. Jr. Beriah Magoffin, III Marcuus Alfred Mullen Horatio Cornick Wood- house, Jr. CLASS OF 1937 Hester Clark Cothron Alfred Carlyle Darden. Jr. John Joseph McEveety Leo Elmer Ofenstein Alexander Bruce Pendleton Ivanhoe Harrison Sclater Harold Carlock Sheffey CLASS OF 1938 Joseph X. Bell Richard Booth, Jr. Paul Lambert Borden Freeling Tufts Colt Jesse Hartwell Heath, Jr. John Andrew Shanklin, Jr. Robert Luther Sibley Jr. CLASS OF 1939 Charles Castro Arms Bernard Pitier Carter, Jr. William Winston Coleman Joseph Henry Fleming, Jr. Frederick Allen Hippey William Parham Kevan Jackson Sterling Littrell Robert Williamson Nix, III William Frederick Topham George Major White John David Wilson CLASS OF 1940 . . Reid Stanley Aaron Robert Woodfin Boggess, Jr. Philip Godfrey Chapman William Howard Union Darden Charles James Faulkner, IV Charles Benedict Fodale George Ben Johnston Handy Joseph D ' Alton Harris William Joseph Lang. Jr. Molcolm Blanchar Mackinnon Douglas Garvin McMillin Thomas Ransom Opie James Alexander Smith. Ill Sidney Archibald Vincent, Jr. Linwood Vinson. Jr. CLASS OF 1941 Charles Augustus Butler, Jr. Willis Jefferson Dance, Jr. Fleming Clark Goolsby Fred Bruce Hill Gilder Stansburg Home, Jr. Victor Hugo Idol, Jr. Robert Finley Jones Philip Henry Killey William Sayers McCauley Dan Joseph Morton Charles Francis Nash, II George Booker Peters James Fiske Searcy William Gray Shultz Joe Alfred Sosbee, Jr. Augustus Rudd Spencer George Hubert Steed, Jr. Joseph Rodney Swetting, Jr. Paul Jones Thomson. Jr. Thomas Lee Thrasher, Jr. CLASS OF 1942 John Richard Banks Alfred Parker Goddin, Jr. Charles Henry Gompf Robert Lancaster Guy Louis Armistead Heindl, Jr. Shirley Thomas Holland, Jr. Meriwether Jones Everett Glen King Robert Augustus Lewis Lewis Archie Lillard George Alvin Massenburg, Jr. John Knudson McCullough David Ramsey Oakey Manley Olin Simpson, Jr. Norman Randolph Turpin Robert Dade Wall CLASS OF 1943 Hawes Netherlands Adams Marvin Judson Anderson, Jr. Beverly Sydnor Blackburn Whitman Stratton Carpenter Woodward Hoover Benjamin Rives Kearfott Robert Thornton Lemmon William Dow Markin Henry Lee Smith. Jr. Peyton Wade Thompson, Jr. CLASS OF 1944 James Granville Allen, Jr. John Hamilton Christian, Jr. Cecil Powell Coburn Frank Gilbredth Hamilton Richard Jaquelin Marshall. Jr William Alexander Smith Virginius Rawls Stell, Jr. Joseph Andrew Summ ' er, Jr. Richard William Twombly Maurice Linwood Tyler. Jr. CLASS OF 1945 Charles Harwood Augustine Jay Killian Bowman, Jr. Franklin Watts Coffman Richard Parada Dillon Sidney Rogers Gittens, Jr. William Hervey Humlong, Jr. Robert Emory Jones James Sinclair MacLean, Jr. William Mahl, Jr. Walter Coleman Martin, Jr. George Walter Renneman Layne Rogers, Jr. James Preston Taylor Howard Willard Treakle David Garland Waller Walter Pleasants White CLASS OF 1944 John Ryd Bush William Curtis Campbell, Jr. Arnold Hooper Ewell Andre Poitevin Fallwell John Kessler Jones, Jr. Walter Stanley Smith, Jr. Harvey Mitchell Walthall CLASS OF 1947 George Davis Akers THESE DIED IN WORLD WAR II TO WIN THE PEACE WE MUST PRESERVE A MESSAGE . . . On June 12, 1940, during the Commencement Exercises of the Virginia Military Institute, I said: " I spoke of this day as being one of high emotions. It is your graduation day, but it may also be one of the most fearful in the history of the world. ..... The world we have known may be revolutionized; the peace- ful liberty we have accepted so casually may be a hazard in this ghastly game abroad. All of us hope for a continuation of our blessings on this continent. But no one knows just what the outcome may be. " Since that day of the tragic collapse of France we have weathered the greatest war in history. But today our liberties and other blessings continue in danger. The destruction, the chaos and devastation heaped upon the world, created conditions which we have not yet been able to overcome. The power to .render assistance rests largely with us in the Americas. It will require much of generosity, more of tolerance, and above all, of human understanding. But the price today is nothing by comparison with the courageous of- fering of life itself by those memorialized in these pages. What they did, what they freely gave, must never be forgotten. We cannot bring them back . . . but we can, if we have the will, see that what they fought and died for is not lost by our neglect or by our refusal to do our small part today. THE INSTITUTE • THE CORPS • THE CLASSES • ACTIVITIES • ATHLETICS a Eook W O ne THE IHfTITUTE The West side of barracks as seen from Limits Gate symbolizes the unchange- able quality of the great spirit of V.M.I. Within the wails of these barracks strangers become " Brother Rats. " WASH I NGTON STATU E 12 1 I I g I JACKSON MEMORIAL HALL FROM LEE HIGHWAY 13 S i i i 1 I u i JACKSON MEMORIAL HALL FROM THE PARAPET i i i i COCKE ' 94 HALL NICHOLS ENGINEERING HALL 16 m i i I. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL CHARLES E. KILBOURNE SUPERINTENDENT EMERITUS " 4 MAJOR-GENERAL RICHARD J. MARSHALL SUPERINTENDENT i 1 1 u i i « I I I i i 1 M ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF BRIGADIER-GENERAL STEWART W. ANDERSON Academic Executive COLONEL OLIVER B. BUCHER Commandant of Cadets LIEUTENANT-COLONEL F. H. BARKSDALE Executive Officer COLONEL WILLIAM COUPER Business Executive 20 THE BOARD OF VISITORS LAWRENCE W. H. PEYTON, President Staunton JAMES S. EASLEY Halifax W. IRVINE WHITEFIELD Roanoke JOHN M. CAMP Franklin A. WILLIS ROBERTSON Lexington E. ASHTON SALE Martinsville THOMAS S. BURCH Martinsville JAY W. JOHNS Charlottesville GEORGE C. MARSHALL Leesburg W. MARSHALL KING Fredericksburg G. TYLER MILLER, Ex-Officio Richmond JOHbl--er;;tlAGAN Rlchnnond GARDNER ' WALLER, Ex-Officio Richmond Jj. HARRY EBELING, Secretary Lexington 1AY 20 1948 HIS EXCELLENCY WILLIAM M. TUCK of Virginia li fc. _ ft i 1 I w. I I 6 DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING I i I Sitting: Lieutenanf-Colonel Mann, Colonel Marr, Major Wilson. Standing: Captain Dobyns, Lieutenant Strausser, Lieuten- ant McLeod, Captain Mc- Donough. Sitting: Colonel Trinkle, Brigadier-General Anderson, C olonel Jamison. Standing: Lieutenant Nichols, Lieutenant-Colonel Home. DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 22 DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY Sitting: Colonel Ritchie, Colonel German, Colonel Steidtmann. Standing: Major Leeds, Lieutenant Markey, Lieuten- ant Pickral, Mr. Linville. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Sitting: Lieutenant-Colonel Weaver, Colonel Heflin, Mr. Paxton. Standing: Lieutenant Stu- paisky. Lieutenant FItts, Mr. Rhodes. i I 23 1 ¥i 1 i I i i i i i DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS Sitting: Lieutenant-Colonel Welles, Colonel Moseley, Lieutenant-Colonel Blaln. Standing: Colonel Millner. Sitting: Colonel Byrne, Colonel Mayo, Colonel Pur- die. Standing: Mr. Lee, Lieu- tenant-Colonel Knox, Lieu- tenant-Colonel Clarkson, Ma- jor Ax. DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES 24 DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH Sitting: Colonel Read, Colonel Dixon, Lieutenant- Colonel Dillard. Standing: Lieutenant By- ers. Major Tutwiler, Lieuten- ant-Colonel Lipscomb, Mr. Barnes. I i vl 1 i Sitting: Lieutenant-Colonel Townes. k Standing: Captain Davis- w son. w Not in picture: Colonel kvl( Fuller. M DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY i i 25 DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY Sitting: Colonel Carroll. Standing: Lieutenant Richards. s On left: Colonel Hunley. On right: Colonel Bates. DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE AND DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY 26 LIBRARY STAFF Sitting: Miss Foster, Miss Jones, Miss Mann. Standing: Mrs. Camper, Miss Gadsden, Miss White- sell. 1 1 i Left to right: Mrs. Parsons, Lieutenant-Colonel Mallory, Mrs. Earhart. HOSPITAL STAFF 27 i i SOME LASTING FRIENDS OF i i m UPPER LEFT left to right. Carl Kubler, William A. Gordon, Dan Corsetti, Captain I. Robert Littrell, Sol Sachs, Robert M Harper Frank Morse. UPPER RIGHT, left to right: Bill Swinehart, Tony Esposita. LOWER LEFT: Lt. Col. R Stribling Marshall Major J. Harry Ebeling. LOWER CENTER: Charles N. Chittum (Uncle Charlie), Harry Walton (Uncle Harry). LOWER RIGHT: Bertrand Adair Allen. Each day In the life of a cadet he comes in contact with many whose impor tance to himself and to the daily functioning of the Institute has been too infrequently rec- ognized. On these two pages the Editors present the pictures of a few of these people who contribute so much to barracks life. The names of individuals are listed in the cap- tions, the readers will see the familiar faces from the Q.M.D., the Treasurer ' s Office, 28 CADETS AND THE INSTITUTE UPPER LEFT: Calvin Frank Woodley, Joe John Garrett. G. L. Staton. UPPER RIGHT: Harrington Howard Thoi d. LOWER LEFT: Brown Colbert Borgus. LOWER CENTER: Mr. and t r: Childress. LOWER RIGHT: Lt. Col. Herbert A. Jacob. the Gymnasium, the Mess Hall, the PE and the Barber Shop, the Alumni office, and those two who have called us to and from classes, drills, parades, meals. Church, and bed — the buglers. There are many others whose pictures we would like to publish, but space doesn ' t per- mit us to do so: the mess hall waiters, the janitors, and others. These all are an integral part of the " system " . I I i I i i i § 29 i I LUTHER PETER WRAY I I i The Corps of the past four decades will join the Editors in this our final tribute to one of the best friends ever to be known by V.M.I. Cadets. Luther Peter Wray came to V.M.I, in 1910 and remained at the Institute continuously until his death in October of 1947. During those 37 years he probably learned to know as friends more cadets than any other one man in the Institute ' s history. His friendly smile in the Post Exchange, his familiar beating of the drum at parade, his sincere fondness for cadets manifested by a never failing desire to be of help — these are the characteristics which we remember, and which made Pete dear to us all. The passing of such a friend leaves a void impos ibie to fill, for his worth cannot be measured in material values. The void he leaves is little noticed by the world which did not know him; his name never appeared in the headlines of the newspapers, his words were never broadcast over the air. He was neither wealthy, famous, nor great, as the world counts greatness. But he was a friend to those who knew him — kind, sympathetic, cheerful, helpful, understanding, one who sought the best in others and accepted their worst without reproach. The record of his life is forever inscribed in the archives of the memories of former cadets. Let that record there rest unmolested, a tribute to Pete so long as one lives who knew him. 1 i I 879 I 947 IN MEMORIAM m m 30 THEC ORPS Citizen soldiers . . . their days are full but not with study alone, for soldiers they must be, and soldiers they be- come — some good, some not so good — but soldiers nonetheless . . . t HEADQUARTERS VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE I 1 i i m General Orders No. 36 I. All appointments of officers and II. Upon recommendation of the Cor Loth, A. L. Regimental Command Hodnett, J. W. Commander First Battalion May, W. B. Regimental Adiutant LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA September 4, 1947 Schwartz, J. F. West, E. E. Sadler, J. R. Noyes, J. K. Scott. H. C. Ill Gemmlngen, F. V. O ' Neal, J Y. Jr. Walthour, C. P. Stephens, S. H. Stribllng, W. C. Jr. Fleming, P. S. Cobb, J. E. Ivloncure, R. A. Jr. Haggerty, J. W. Ill Stockton, M, Jr. Allen, M. J. Jr. Doyie, W. A. Wykoff, D. E. Ellet, R. D. Holladay, J. E. Gregory, M. M. Jr. Henzel, H. W. Dinwiddle, W. J. Jr Hopkins, J. R. Jarvis, R. J. Umstead, S. M. Jr. Rice, L. A. Sinclair, D. J. Barnes, H. C. Jr. Laine, E. R. Jr. Salley, G. E. Coupland, R. C. Jr. Thompson, N. B. Witcher, M. E. Lyons, J. H. Jr. Keesling, E. L. Forrest, W. A. Tiller, C. M. ion-commissi oned officers in the Regiment of Cadets, heretofore in effect, are revoked, mandant of Cadets, the following appointments are announced to take effect from date: TO BE CADET CAPTAINS Newcomb, A. J. Robbins, A. Ill Commander Company Comm Second Battalion Haines, W. E. Mills, M. M. Company Com Jacobsen, T. B Company Corr ande ande Company Comma GianellonI, A. L. Company Comma TO BE CADET FIRST LIEUTENANTS Penniman, G. A. Smith, H. L. Adiutant. .. Await, T. Y. Harmon, B. F. First Battali TO BE CADET SECOND LIEUTENANTS Whitmore, W. H., Jr. Dillard, S. S. Ill Franklin, S. W. Shelley, W. M. Casey, J. R. Van Hook, J M. Thomas, C. A. Watling, E. T. TO BE CADET NON-COMMISIONED OFFICERS To Be Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major Patterson, V. W. To Be Cadet Rrst Sergeants Tigertt, T. W. Boyd, F. W. Soucek, L E. Smith, A. C. Jr. To Be Cadet Battalion Sergeants Major Bowers, P. E. Brittain, W. M. To Be Cadet Regimental Supply Sergeant Brooks, T. L. Ill To Be Cadet Company Supply Sergeant Bowers, T. D. Maggard, A. M. MacDonald, N. D. Heiker, J. H. To Be Cadet Color Sergeants Maxv ell, V. L. Jr. Mead, E. J. Jr. To Be Cadet Sergeants Winfree, W, W, Jr. Taylor W B. Land, W. C. Watson, K. Jr. Everts, F. Snoddy, C. S. Jr. Watson, T. M, Jr. Pringle, J. C. Jr. Prillaman, R. L. Stein, G. C. Ashby, G. B. Lamont, M. 11 Cooke, T. R. Dcoley, G. W. Jr. France, H. C. Overton, D. H. Jr. Hathaway, T. C. Jr. Rice, R. C. Jr. To Be Cadet Corporals Burwell, E. B. Gray, Z. T. Ill Brown, S. B. Olivares, J. E. Jr. Williams, E. Jr. Eva, T. V. Angell, H. T. Jr. Soracco, D. L. Lewis, W. C. Sormer, G. J. Trinkle, R. J. Jr. Rudd, R. H. Jr. Reid, J. G. Jr. Fulgham, J. R. Jr. Phillips, J. M. Jr. Kilby, W. T. Kesler, R. M. Shepherd, E. J. Green, H. B. Buchanan, W. J. Levi, R. C. Barnett, W. T. Robertson, J. W. P Lawrence, A. L. Jr. Lancaster, G. G. Jr Taft, K. E. Jr. Berlin, N D. Jr. Martin, L. B. Kuykendall, W. B. J Phillips, T. B. Jr. Slayton, O. L. Company Comm Crane, G. A., Jr Regimental S-4 Reardon, J. M. Regimental 5-3 Harrington, J. E. Adiutant Second Battalion Upshaw, C. B., Jr. Whitehurst, W. R. Jr Walker, T. B. Jr. Overton, N. T. Shepherd, J. W. Nelson. N G. Croswell, J. S. Acting Comme Regimental Ba Simmons, C. Jr. Acting Adjutant, Regimental Band Martin, R. L. White, P. J. Hunley, L. R. Mallard, J. L. Challoner, G. T. Logsdon. H. E. Duke, J. E. Ill Bedsole. M. P. Jr. Evans, G R. Neunhoffer, J. A. Childs, J. C. Jr. Wise, H. E. Scroggins, J. R. Sachers, C. S. Galllher, C. L. Bolvlg, C. P. Brand, H. M. Fleming, D. W. Saunders. S. E. Jr. Burckell, T. J. Chegin, L. J. Shepherd, W. E. D. Webb, P. T. Jr. McGee, G. C. Strawhand, T. L. Ill Schaumberg, F. W. Jr. By Command of Major General Marshall F. H. Barksdale, Executive Officer. 34 THE COLORS I P, I 1 1 Gordon, R. S., Private, Color Guard; Maxwell, V. L., Color Sergeant; Meade, E. J., Color Sergeant; Rawles, R. H., Private, Color Guard. 35 9 i w i i a UNITED STATES ARMY OFFICERS COLONEL OLIVER B. BUCHER Professor Military Science and Tactics and Commandant of Cadets LIEUTENANT COLONEL SKIDMORE N. GARRETT Air Corps MAJOR WALTER B. EDENS Field Artillery MAJOR THOMAS A. E. MOSELEY Cavalry MAJOR JACK L. BALTHIS Infantry MAJOR JOHN J. EAIRLEY Air Corps MAJOR CROSBY P. MILLER Infantry MAJOR R. C. MALING Field Artillery CAPTAIN JOHN A. C. ANDREWS Air Corps CAPTAIN FRANK BREITENBACH Coast Artillery CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER JOHN P. SWIECKI i Left to right: Major Miller. Major Moseley, Chief Warrant Officer Swiecki, Maior Edens. Colonel Bucher, Lieutenant Colonel Garrett, Major Eairley, Captain Andrews, Major Maling, Captain Baugher. M i 36 Left to right: Major Moseley; Captain McDonnough, Captain Do- byns Maior Ax, Lieutenant Sfupalsky, Colonel Bucher, Maior Edens, Lieutenant Nichols, Lieutenant F-itts, Lieutenant Pickral, Lieutenant Markey, Lieutenant McLeod. i I i i TACTICAL OFFICERS MAJOR AX MAJOR EDENS MAJOR MOSELEY MAJOR MILLER MAJOR BALTHIS COLONEL OLIVER B. BUCHER, Commandant MAJOR MALING MAJOR WILSON CAPTAIN DOBYNS CAPTAIN McDONNOUGH LIEUTENANT RICHARDS 37 LIEUTENANT McLEOD LIEUTENANT PICKRAL LIEUTENANT FITTS LIEUTENANT MARKEY LIEUTENANT STUPALSKY LIEUTENANT NICHOLS i i i i i » i i THE REGIMENTAL STAFF W. B. MAY Regimental Adjutant 33 G. A. CRANE Regimenfal S-4 J. M. REARDON C ■ Regimental S-3 V. W. PATTERSON Regimental Sergeant Major T. L BROOKS Regimental Supply Sergeant m I t I a i U fflS ! n a J. W. HODNETT Battalion Commander G. A. PENNIMAN Battalion Adjutant W. C. STRIBLINS Battalion Sergeant Ma o FIRST BATTALION STAFF II i 4Q SECOND BATTALION STAFF A. J. NEWCOMB Battalion Commander J. E. HARRINGTON Battalion Adjutant P. E. BOWERS Battalion Sergeant Majo w. I 50UCEK, L. E First Serqeant FRANKLIN, S, W Lieutenant HEIKER, J. ti Supply Sergeant PATTERSON, R. H Platoon Sergeant PRILLAMAN, R. L Guide Sergeant First squad: Lyons, J. H., Corporal; Ambrose, H.; Odell, L. E.; Montgomery, R, L.; Beazlie, L. H.; Rae- burn, R. A.; Waldheim, S. E.; White, I. S. V.; McManjs, N. J. Second squad: Williams, E., Corporal; Vickers, W. M.; Eley, C. E.; Masquellette, F. R.: McAllister, F. R.; Penner, M. I.; Lewane, L. L,; Lutes, E. D.; Cox, F. W. Third squad: Laine, E. R., Corporal; Kritzmacher, E. E.; Kneesy, A. D.; Griffith, A. H.; Flippen, W. M.; Williams, P. S.; Nurney, J. W.; Oast, E L.; Vanderbaek, D, R,; Shackelford, G. D. SECOND PLATOON WATLING, E. T Lieutenant TAYLOR, W. B Platoon Sergeant OVERTON, D. H Guide Sergeant First sguad: Fleming, D. W., Corporal; Miller, M. A.; Brown, J. C; Neuboff, L.; Selboth, F. L.; Taylor, J. K.; Sheffield, J. W.; Stump, J. J.; Bryant, W. T. Second squad: Webb, P. T., Corporal; Spotts, A. C; Franklin, B. T,; Leek, W. J.; MacDonald, J. W.; Blakemore, J. A.; Hannah, S, A.; Causey, J. G.; Butler, L. E. Third squad: Shepherd, W. E. D., Corporal: Smith, E. L.; Warnham, T. V. A.; Tweedy, F. V.; Lowden, J. W.; Davis, C. C; Wilderson, T. W.; Nixon, C. R.; Bowen, H. J,; Carrington, K. W. kl If ,m •;« m m €• wi HKim I I THIRD PLATOON WHITEHURST, W. R Lieutenant BEDSOLE, M. P Platoon Sergeant NEUNHOFFER, J. A Guide Sergeant First squad; Fulgham, J. R., Corporal; Wells, B. C; Henzel, H. W.; Reynolds, J.; Owen, R. L.; McCarthy, J. R.; White, R. A.; Puckett, T. S.; Coley, J. P. Second squad: Collier, W. D., Corporal; Vann, F. C; Casey, A. M.; Brown, A, W.; Osborne, F. J.; El- liot, G. A.; Wray, R. B.: Palmer, P. R.; Mitchell, A.J. Third squad: Shepherd, E., Corporal; Lunsford, L; Fisher, E.; Bryan, H. G.; Friend, J. H.; Kovarik, D. F.; Lyden, C. P.; Butler, J. E.; Clawson, J. W. i i H i I I II i i i COMPANY ' 4 9 f J yilNK.:. l |lf4|lV|1l¥ |i FIRST PLATOON SMITH, A. C First Sergeant OVERTON, N. T Lieutenant FLEMING, P. S Supply Sergeant COOK, T. R Platoon Sergeant LAMONT, M Guide Sergeant First squad: Corporal; Lucas, E. G. Gorham, F. C; Schowalter, E. R.; Gibbs, R. A.; Smith, R. N.; Moss, R. D.; Williford, O. J.; Ellison, J. G.; McFarlin, R. F. Second squad: Buchannon, W. J., Corporal: Woodman, R. T.; Leithelser, R. E.: Harwood, T. P.; Cowherd, G. T.; Timmins, J. W.; Womsley, J. H.; Weiss. R. L.; Watt, T. Z.: Byron, H. L. Third squad: Burwell, E. B., Corporal; Bell, R C; Franchi, L. J.; Kasteel, F. R.; Andrews, C. A,; JarroU, E. A.; Johann, J. P.; Schluter, C. J.; Patton, C. H.; Rammel, C. E. SECOND PLATOON THOMAS, C. A Lieutenant LAND, W. C Platoon Sergeant MALLARD, J. L Guide Sergeant First squad- Green A H., Corporal ; Trumbo, R. H.; Sweeney, W. W.; Barnes, J. L.: Dickinson, C. W.; Mitchell, S. H.; Walker, T. C.; Hill, E. J.: Waltern, J. C; Reed, P. W. Second squad: Taft, K. E„ Corporal; Gault, R. L; Hays, W. N.; Robinson, P. H.; Lederman, W, K.: Coleman, J. H.; Duval, H. H.; Graf, W. A.; Williams, E. J.; Richey, H. Third squad: Berlin, N. D., Corporal; Higby, H. B.; Underwood, S. T.; Manderbach, H. M.; O ' Neill, C. v.; Hamner, H. D.; Flagg, B. E.; Hummer, W. M.; Dawson, W. B.; Crowder, C. C. THIRD PLATOON Platoon Sergeant NOYES, J. K Lieutenant ALLEN, M. J SNODDY, C. S Guide Sergeant First squad: Burckell, T. J., Corporal; Veltri, J.; Gustave, M. H.; Little, R. M.; Lazzell, R. C; Dissek, J.; Witt, T. E.; Johnston, R. Y,; Thornton, W L; Carey, J D. Second squad: , Corporal; Sorma, G. J.; Murphy, D. A.; McLoney, D. W.; Watson, F. W.; Flippen, J. H.; Marfiak, J. S.; Topping, J R.; Thompson, J. B.; Jordan, J. H. Third squad: Corporal; Hawkins, W. T.; Twitty, T, E.; Peck, A. L.; Cox, P. D.; Goebel, R. W.; Croley, J.; Saxley, H. L; Roberts, H. B.; Hansen, M. W. i 9. COMPANY T. B. JACOBSEN i Captain, Commanding j. ..».i ( aualn Sv rrt; ti II asHar ' FIRST PLATOON BOYD, F. W First Sergeant NELSON, N. G Lieutenant MAGGARD, A. M Supply Sergeant HATHAWAY, T. C Platoon Sergeant HAYES, W. C Guide Sergeant First squad: Kuybndall, W. B., Corporal: Phillips. T. C: Davis, E. P.: Mulr, W. R.; Harrison, W. E.; Stodter, J. C; Tripp, R. C.: White, B. P.; Edwards. G. T.: Philp, J. E.; Phllp, P. L. Second squad: Gray, Z. T., Corporal; Lawerence, R. D.; Michaux. M. W.; Thonnpson, R. C; Robertson, R. J.; Duggan, M. W.; Sauder, H. B.; Marshall, J. H.;Morton, T. F.; Wright, S.; Jones, J. D.; Morrlss, B. E. Third squad: Mills, H. R.; Walsh, H. M.; Meador, C. G.; Thomas, J. O.; Ackerman, J. F.; Martin, B. M.; Parks, v.; Millimet, S.; Wilkins, H. B.; Bradley, H. H.; Catalano, J. P.; Kilby, W. T. SECOND PLATOON AWALT, T. Y Lieutenant HOLLADAY, J. E Platoon Sergeant MARTIN, R. L Guide Sergeant First sguad: Salley, G. E., Corporal; Johnson, B, K.; Lake, J. F.: Read, C. H, W.; Kelly, T. D.; Gibson, J. M.; Green. C. T.; Olinger, S. D.; Harris, W. F. Second squad: McGee, G. C, Corporal; Davis, J. G.; Ellis, J.; Pitot, H. C; Anson, F. C; Jones, G. H.; Ewing, D. J.; Bell, H. G.; Moore, W. C; Townsend, R. T. Third squad- Trinkle, R J., Corporal; Morton, R. S.; Bailey, H. R.; Crawford, A. M.; Jolly, J. H.; Dough- erty, J. H.; Hairston, W, L.; Shelton, M. H.; Caldwell, W. B.; Wood, P. E.; Strohm, H. W. ' i- ' :): THIRD PLATOON VAN HOOK, J. M Lieutenant HAGGERTY, J. W Platoon Sergeant LOGSDON, H. E Guide Sergeant First squad: Lewis, W. C, Corporal; Abramedis, S. J.; Shrader, P. A.; Patton, E. E.; Herrmann, R. E.; Moorman, W. E.; West, L. A.; Smith, J. L; Nelson, W. L,; Niemeyer, A. B. Second squad: Lawrence, A. L., Corporal; Thornton, S. H.; Barr, T. J.; Stark, B. D.; Keeber, T. G.; Nard, J. A.; Greem, J. R.; Ripley, J. G.; Vaughan, I. N.; Rivas, E. Third squad: Bolvig, C. P., Corporal; Anderson, H. W.; Bohn, T. R.; Lopez, E.; Stiles, A. C; King, M. A.; Whitehurst, W. A.; Griffith, E. R.; Wone, J. L. 1 U PSHAW, C. B Lleute ELLET. R. D Platoon Sergea . . . Guide Sergeant First squad: Kesler, R. M.. Corporal; Crane, E. D.; Nichol, B. B.; Hemple, R. E.; Marr. T. L.: Morgan, J. F,; Bernich, F. A.; Jones, A. J.; Lauerman, J. W.; Thompson. R. C; Locher, C. H. Second squad: Thompson, N B., Corporal; Enochs, J. W.; Wallace, C; Sacra, D. C: Driskill, J.; Wat- son, N. T.; Woodard, C; Reed, H. L; Green, A. A.; Gallegoe, E. O.; Fain, F. A. Third squad: Brown, S. B., Corporal; Rearick, L. R. : Deyerle, C. D.; Poag. R. H.; Thomason. R. L.; Stock. G. F.; Lanning, W. F.; Bristow, R. A.; Roberts, W. C; Tuxhorn, W. R.; Spellings. L. H. SECOND PLATOON SHELLEY, W. M Lieutenant ASHBY, G. B Platoon Sergeant DOOLEY, G. W Guide Sergeant First squad: Robertson, J. W., Corporal; Ross, J. J.; Hawkins J B; Stevenson, F K.; Catiin, J. E.; Kun- kel, C. D.; Lawson, F. J.; Bolvig, A.; Lidoell. F. A.; Smallwood, G. E.; Comerford, J. Second squad: Wise, H. E., Corporal: Mason, G.: Miller, E. A,: Smith, H. P.: Will, E. H.; Barion. R. F.; Marshall, W. B.: Foster, M. J.; Wilson, J. B.: Ratliff, K. V.; Massie, R. Third squad: Saunders, S. E., Corporal; Crytzer, I.: Raqunas, V J.; GiH, X E; Kempsell, C. P.; Akers J. H.; Crocker, R. H.: Hutchinson, J, M.; Greathead, D. M. C; Tamalis, R.; Held, J. L, THIRD PLATOON Platoon Sergeant SHEPHERD, J. W Lieutenant WATSON, T. M EVANS, G. R Guide Sergeant First squad: Witcher, M. E., Corporal; Coffman, G. S.; Dickens, H. G.; Dashiell, H. G.; Raffensperger, J. W.; Taylor, F. L.; Norriss, R.; Maxwell, G, M,; Tauss, R. S.; Gillespie, S. S. Second squad: Schaumburg, F. W., Corporal; Weaver, R. E.; Evans, B. I,; Walter, A. J.; Waterman, G. L; Chaplin, R. W.; Rowland, G. C; Nichols, J. L; Shahun, L. Third squad: Potterfield, W. C, Corporal; Kirsch. D. D.; Getzen, F. W.; Hening, C. L.; Hill, R. E.; Fein- man, A. C; Ellis, W, B.; Adams, L, J.; Lemley J. E.; Skelton, R. E. i COMPANY III letd S -Artiiien W. E. HAINES Captain, Commanding FIRST PLATOON STEPHENS, S. H First Sergeant WALKER, T. R Lieutenant BOWERS,!. D Supply Sergeant DUKE, J. E Platoon Sergeant MONCURE, R. D Guide Sergeant First squad: French, H. W., Corporal; Tweedy, R. J.; Quisenberry, H. L.; Hedge, T. L.; Kohen, J. B.; Marty, S. C; Baber, W. D.; Bennett, H. .; Eggleston, C. F.; Simon, J. A.; Hamlin, J. T.; Jeffries, J. A. Second squad: Brand, H M., Corporal; Johnson, J. W. C; Rusham, H. P.; Lazenby, R. J.; Carraway, W. C; Gonzales, J. J.; Wolfe, W. G.; Wray, D. C; McCallom, W. Third squad: Michie, H. N., Corporal; Agnor, G. B.; Garrison. J. C; Meredith, P. M.; Zettarstrand, G. K.; Bentley, C. L.; Mandt, R. R.; Wright, J. L.; Kolb, T. M.; Trappey, R. J.; Paynes, C. R. SECOND PLATOON GEMMINGEN, F. V Lieutenant FRANCE, H. G Platoon Sergeant RICE, R. C Guide Sergeant First squad: Angell, H. J., Corporal; Minear, J. L.; Costello, G. W.; Bilodeau, A. A.; Bennmetl, D. R. Evans, E. J.; Moore, D. P.; Carstens, C. R.; Davis, S. J.; Wood. H. E, Second squad: Broob, R. L., Corporal: Worthington, M. M,; Felvey, J.; Waring, R. K.: Nardello, J. P. Cole, R. H.; Travers, R. L.: Shufflebarger, C. L; Stewart, R. M.; McWane, H. E. Third squad: Strav hand, T. L., Corpora!; Schrader, H.; Work, J.; Carrozza, A. T.; Marshall, R. M. Moore W. P.: Mos5, J. B. ; Forsythe, H. D.: Sfev art, E. W. III M THIRD PLATOON O ' NEAL, J. Y Lieutenant WATSON, K Guide Sergeant GREGORY, M. M Platoon Sergeant First squad: Chegin, L. J., Corporal; Enochs, J. L; Hov ard. J. T.; Strickland. J. M.; Hurley, B. C; Hal- pin, D. J.; Veneable, W. P.; Fretz, R. J.; Fung, S. F.; Brian, J. A. Second squad: Olivares, J. E., Corporal; Warren, R. A.; Gordon, J. M.; Hardy, J. H.; Rowen, T. H.; Warrick, W. M.; Perry, J. S.; Kennedy, N. R.; Patton, J. L. Third squad: Bragg, C. W., Corporal; Pack, C. R.; Gray, J. S.; Page, J. E.; Drumwright, T. F.; Laville, L P.; Dubose, R. A.; Collier, G. J. M ' y, COMPANY eif i i i I FIRST PLATOON WALTHOUR, C. P First Sergeant CASEY, J. R Lieutenant McDonald, N. D Supply Sergeant STOCKTON, M Platoon Sergeant STEIN, G. C Guide Sergeant First squad: Phillips, T. B., Corporal: Sebree, D, B.; Crisp, H, K.; Lawhorne. E. R.: Herring, J. A.: Silver, F. L.; Woodard, C. M.; Stagg, K. E.: Crowson, G. W.: Nashman, I. E. Second squad: Sinclair. D. J., Corporal; Bunch, J. B.; Smaw, D. J.; Outland, G. C; Lyden, J. A.- Bur- roughs, E. D.; Adeeb, J.; Southerland, H. T.; Conol ' y, P.; Volk, A. M, Third squad: Galliher, C. L, Corporal; West, J. S.; Neal, R P.; Branch, C. R.; Spitler, J. V.; Merchant, A. J.; Altizer, T. W.; Hart, W. J.; Maler, T. J.; Parrott, J. H.; Madonia, R. V. SECOND PLATOON SADLER, J. R Lieutenant CHALLONER. G. T Platoon Sergeant WHITE, J. E Guide Sergeant First sguad: Tiller, C. M., Corporal; Barttielmess, G. W.; Blaydes, M. C; McGee, F. S.; Hunt, G. R.; hiandy, T. R.; Ball, J. D.; Bond, G. W.; Gearhart, C. S.; Meader, G. S.; Newsom, J. H. Second squad: Lancaster, G. G., Corporal; McDaniel, A. W., Corporal; Marshall, St. J. R.; Avery. C. G.; Hay, F. H.; Holloway, G. D,; Blackwell, W. H.; Berbericli, J. V.; Nolley, J. R.; Quisenberry, E. L. Third squad: Jarvis, R. C, Corporal; Boogades, J. G.; Scott. A. A.; Young, R. J.; Paisley, P. D.; Talbot, W. P.; Scanlan, W. G.; Tewes, C. E.; Leddy, J. T.; Pratt, P. C; McVeigh, G. S. ki 11 I fi| IH|li|i| |i|t|V |lfl THIRD PLATOON SCOTT, H. C Lieutenant WINFREE, W. W Platoon Sergeant WHITE, P. J Guide Sergeant First squad: Coupland, R. C, Corporal; Noftsinger, W. M.; Atkinson, H. E.; Brown, T. J.; Wilber, T. B.; Evans, J. S.; Williams, T. R.; White, R. B.: Palazzo. V. D.; Gross, D, F.; Lav.-erence, M. P. Second squad: Eva. T. V., Corporal; Dickson. R S.; Whitlow, B. S.: Kallgren. R. W.; Gonzales, P. J.; Baldwin, D. W,; Oliver, G. L.; White, R C; Rawles, R. H.; Ellis, J. M. Third squad: Green, H. B.. Corporal; Bass. S, H.; Burnhann, Y. B.; Recher, J. P.; Murray, P. B.; Iron- monger. C. B.; Simpson, H. I.; Harrington, R. E.; Gordon, R. S.; Gorman, J. R.; Barr, C. C. 1 1 I i J. S. CROSWELL First Sergeant Acting Company Commar W. A. FORREST Corporal Drum Maior THE BAND 8 I In September of 1946, under the guidinq hand of Lieutenant Colonel Garrett, a Cadet regimental band to replace the old Post band was formed. An Army musician, Chief Warrant Officer Sweicki, was detailed to V.M.I., and it has been largely through his efforts that the Band has become the fine musical organization that it is. Beginning in the fall with only a few men who had had real band experience, C. W. O. Sweicki made such rapid progress that in the spring the band accepted an invi- tation to act as the band of honor for the famed Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Virginia. The Band has served the Corps in many ways. Not only has it provided music for parades and guard mounts, but it has given several concerts, and played at all the football games attended by the Corps. 54 SUPPLY SERGEANT Simmons, C. PLATOON SERGEANT Wykoff, D. E. Barnes, H. C. Forrest, W. A. Relnhold, E. G. Phillip, J. Reynolds, D. E. Weller, C. W. McGuffin, V. M. Costello, F. A. Golightly, J. C Wick, R. L. CORPORALS Harrison, L. A. Overman, W. C. Kirk, T. H. Naschold, E. T. FIRST SQUAD Van OmmeruP, W. Kelly, W. W. Town, J. F. Sheffield, L. C. SECOND SQUAD May C E. Marble, G. W. Hawthorne, E. A. Brummett, J. W. THIRD SQUAD Boehm, F. G. Thomas, S. B. Fergus, W. P. Ames, H. P. FOURTH SQUAD Cray, C. C. Scrudato, J. F. Warrington, J. M. Kidwell, B, S. Blackwell, M. J. daRossa, L. R. Vawter, R. D. Cohen, G. L. Moncrief, R. D. Close, J. M. Inman, J. F. M i s i COMPANY " G " Company is unique in the V.M.I. Corps of Cadets. It was formed as a military expedient and is composed of former Army, Navy, and Marine Corps Commissioned officers, disabled veterans, and a few men who could not meet the physical requirements of the R.O.T.C. department. In lieu of the fact that these former Officers and disabled veterans could derive no new benefits from the R.O.T.C. curriculum, they do not attend Military Science classes or dril McNAMARA, T. R First Sergeant CHANDLER, W. M Supply Sergeant TAYLOR. J. L Lieutenant DAVIS, C. H Platoon Sergeant First squad: Davies, P. V., Corporal; Bradford, S. S.; Wise, S. W.; Scher, I.; Hutton, A.; Kovarik, J.; Anderson, B.; White, J. E. Second squad: Hayes, W. C, Corporal; King, J.; Coleman, F. A.; Borton, F. E.; Wilson, T. M.; Not- tingtiam, L. S.; Williams, J. D.; Henson, Spencer, R. T. Third squad: Hagan, R. R., Corporal; English, P. X.; Dameron, Z. C; Burruss, R. P.; Barker, J. A.; Davis, R. P.; Hairston, S. M.; Sweeney, H. T. SECOND PLATOON RUSSELL, W. H Lieutenant MANN, B. D Platoon Sergeant First squad: Renton, B. E., Corporal; Crim, D. M.; Mauck, L. N.; Allison, J. A.; Walser, D. C; Casey, J. H. Second squad: Thomas, J. L, Corporal; Edmonds, W. F.; Hughes, G. F.; Ellis, J. M.; Loughborough, S. D.; Ranee, W. E. Third squad; Wagner. A. S., Corporal; Dischinger, H.; Peery, J. M.; Pritchard, L D.; Thrift, K. Y.; Bowers. E. R. i i CIVILIAN STUDENTS Left to right: Moore, W, R.; Eng, G.; Fitzpatrick, W. E.; Sorenson, R. C. G.; McCullough, J. W.; Bur nett, J. M.; Gleason, R. W. Not in picture: Pusey, E. M. L .ememtfci ' I. That first long march to that first meal. 2. Passing in review at that first home game. 3. The amaiing regular- ity of changing the guard. 4. Your first winter guard mount on the hill. 5. Those long Sunday marches to the church of your choice. 6. The many snows: you welcomed them. 7. Those awe-inspiring garrison reviews. 8. Inspecting the guard as a " first. " 9. The most important formation. ti i ree THE CpSSES 1 The sea of learning . . . smooth for some, for others rough and choppy. — Little by little these men leave, and find that their short life here has bet- ter fitted them for rougher weather outside . . . i HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1949-A To write the complete history of the first class would be impossible, since instead of being one class, it is composed of no less than eight " brother rat " classes — ' 43, ' 44, ' 45, ' 46, ' 47, ' 48-A, ' 48-B, and ' 49-A. The story of this first class is really many stories. It is the story of the rat line, repeated eight times. It is the story of eight separate third class years. And it is the story of the war — or of many different wars, fought in as many different places. But all these stories began to come together in September of 1946, when the class of ' 49-A returned to its sec- ond class year to find that they had been joined by nearly twice their number of new " academic brother rats. " And here begins the history of the First Class. It was slow work, at first — getting ac- quainted and settling down to the very old and not-so-familiar academic routine, but before long the effect of the classwork and closeness of barracks life began to take ef- fect. The first test of our new class came in November, at Ring Figure. Many of the re- turned veterans had left school before their Ring Figure, and these men, together with the brother rats of ' 49-A, practiced long hours to perfect one of the finest figures since before the war. This Ring Figure welded the foundation of fellowship upon which the new class was being built. From then on the structure grew swiftly. The rest of the year passed, as they all do, slowly but Inevitably. As the term drew to a close, we began to look forward to sum- mer camp. And then at last exams were over, and we were first classmen. The goal was in sight. The realization of every under- classman ' s dream was ours. We returned to the Institute on Septem- ber 5, 1947, and were immediately con- fronted with many new tasks. The biggest job was the indoctrination of the new " rats. " Also, in addition to academic in- struction, work was begun on the CADET, the BOMB, and for the first time in many years, the TURNOUT. The work made the time pass quickly, and before we knew it football season had come and gone, leaving happy memories of the corps trip to At- lanta, and it was only " so many days " until Christmas. And now Christmas, too, is over. Our homesickness is somewhat tempered by the thought that we have returned to the Insti- tute for the last time. Now, shining from be- hind the looming examinations is the light of another day — June 8, 1948, when we will walk across the stage and out of these " four gray walls " forever. And as we leave, we will take a long backward look, in grateful memory of many happy days and many lasting friendships, and everyone of us will experience a sense of personal loss as we listen to the final notes of the bugle . . . " And we ' ll take a cup of kindness yet, For auld lang syne. " 62 i I i M PENNIMAN MAY HARRINGTON OFFICERS OF THE FIRST CLASS WILLIAM B. MAY President GRAHAM A. PENNIMAN, JR Vice President JAMES E. HARRINGTON, JR Historian 63 i 9 1 i y " Skip " JAMES ABNER ALLISON, JR. DRAPER. VIRGINIA Liberal Arts " G " Company Glee Club (4); CADET Staff (2), Editor (I); BOMB Staff, Associate Editor (I): Westminster Fellowship (4, 3, 2, I), Pres- ident (2): Lectern Club (I); Who ' s Who In American Colleges Military Service: 39 months; 1st Lt., Infantry; Overseas — Pacific. It is the privilege of but a few to be blessed with the traits exhibited In the character of Jim Allison. Integrity, humility, love, honor, and an unshakable faith may amply equip him to follow his highest motive — service in the Christian ministry. God- speed to him. BENJAMIN NORWOOD ANDERSON, JR. HOT SPRINGS. VIRGINIA Pre-Medlcal ' 46 " G " Company Southslde Virginia Club (4); Virginia Academy of Science (3); Assistant Manager Wrestling (3); Second Class Finance Com- mittee (2); Private (4, 3, 2, I). Military Service: 21 months; Cpl., Infantry; Overseas — ETO. " tfey Doc, what ' s this 1 got here? " That couldn ' t be anyone but ' Ears. " A hard working Pre-Med, who always has time for a few words or a good argument with the brothers, his claim to fame Is a wonderf ul, easy-going Southern manner. Now that " Ears " has returned from the Army, we ' ve notcled a new subtle sophistication in his makeup which will take him a long way In the medical profession. THOMAS YOUNG AWALT, JR. Pre-Medlcal NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA ' 47 Cavalry President, Treasurer, Second Class Finance Committee (2); Cheerleader (3); Historian of the Class of 1947; Honor Court (2); General Committee (2); Hop Committee (3, 2, I); Deep South Club (4, 3, 2): ACS (3): Wrestling (3); Bomb (I); Pri- vate (4); Sergeant Major (3); First Lieutenant (2, I). Military Service: 14 months; T 4, Cavalry; Overseas — Pacific. When a service brat claims New Orleans, he must be a rebel. Entering with ' 47, " Skip " decided to lead some semblance of college life, and some of his go-rounds between Washington and Atlanta have shown that this endeavor has not been com- pletely in vain. With his " I ' m fer-It " , and " go South, young man, go South " , " Skip " should do as well in the future as he has as a cadet. CLASS OF 1949-A 64 CLASS OF 1949-A JAMES ASTON BARKER BRISTOL, TENNESSEE Electrical Engineering ' 45 " G " Connpany A, I. E. E. (3, 2, I); Chairman (I); CADET Staff (3); BOMB Co-Editor (I): Hop Committee (2, I); Private (4, 3, I); Ser- geant (2); Wrestling (3. 2); Who ' s Who in American Colleges (I). Military Service: 39 months; 1st. Lt., Signal Corps; Overseas — Pacific Jim ' s Idea of heaven is a place where each day has 48 hours in order that he might accomplish his many undertakings. He combines an enviable record in the E. E. department with a sin- cere Interest in the social sciences — A combination which will make him a leader in his chosen vocation. EDWIN RALPH BOWERS ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering ' 44 " G " Company Polo (4, 3,2, I ) ; Gym Team (4, 3) ; Private (4, 3,2, I ). Military Service: 42 months; 1st Lt.. Infantry; Overseas— Pacific. " Eddie " has long been a threat to V.M.I, polo opponents, the peace of mind of his roommates, and the civil engineering department, but this diminutive package has many friends in the Corps. " Eddie " plans to return to the Philippine Islands to begin his life ' s work which, If he exhibits his omnipresent aggressive- ness, should be quite a fruitful career. JOSEPH HICKS CASEY Civil Engineering " CADET " (I); Ne« 3YCE, VIRGINIA ' 45 an Club (I); ASCE (3. 2 (4, 3, 2, n. G " Company Private Military Service: 38 months; Lt. (jg). Navy; Sea Duty— Pacific. Lieutenant Casey did well with the Navy and distinguished himself In the Seventh Fleet with a moustachio. He returned to the Institute in 1946 bringing with him the soubriquet, Alfred, an astute statistical mind, and the same old flare for good par- ties and dehydrated wit. He was outstanding as barracks sales- man without portfolio. " Meathead " 65 M I H U I I I. m m W i i i i i George JOHN ROGER CASEY BOYCE, VIRGINIA I ivil Engineering V S. C. E. j3, 2, Wrestling Military Se Second Class Finance Committee (2 ; Private (4, 3, 2): 2nd Lt. (I). 12 months, S I c, Navy; Sea Duty— Pacific. It has been said that not until the second term of his third class year did Jack speak more than two sentences in succes- sion. But those who know him well will swear that frequently he has whipped off several paragraphs without stopping. The " Mule " may be short on words, but he ' s long on thought and plenty quick on the trigger when brainwork is the order of the day. FRANCIS ALAN COLEMAN, III FOi?T MADISON, IOWA Liberal Arts ' 45 " G " Company BOMB Staff (I); Private (4, 3, 2, I): Who ' s Who in American Colleges ( I ) . Military Service: 33 months: T 4. Medical Corps; Overseas— ETO. F. A. " set a record in the service by replacing more nurses for overseas duty than any other medic he knows; he fondly refers to " surgery " as " the butcher shop where I used to butch. " He is a hard worker who demonstrates his ability as the early bird by planning to be married before the ink is dry on his diploma. The advertising wizard of the BOMB — roly-poly and plenty of know-how! GEORGE ARTHUR CRANE. JR. Liberal Arts RICHMOND, VIRGINIA ' 44 Air Corps TURNOUT, Managing Editor (I); Lectern Club (I); Private (4, 3) ; Supply Sergeant (2) ; Captain ( I ). Military Service: 36 months: CpL, Corps of Engineers; Overseas — Pacific. " George " was, indeed, a gross rat but today ranks as one of the most personable of this year ' s crop of Zebras. Returning to the Corps after extended Army service, he proved his deter- mination and earnestness by achieving the rank of Captain. His broad smile and razor-edge creases will long be remem- bered. A major academic achievement was a switch from Chem- istry to L. A. CLASS OF 1949-A 66 CLASS OF 1949-A DAVID MICHAEL CRIM NEW MARKET, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering ' 45 " S " Company A. S. C. E. (3, 2, I); Shenandoain Valley Club (4, 3, 2, I). Military Service: 32 months; S Sgt., Infantry. Big Mike claims to love his hay, an argument, a bit of well placed work now and then, hot biscuits and plenty of butter! — New Market at every opportunity for a round of golf, and good home cooking. His nature is jovial, his heart big, his desire teaching — a fine combination for useful citizenship. ZACHARIAH COURTNEY DAMERON, JR. BAYNESVILLE, VIRGINIA Chemistry ■46 " S " Company Intramural award (3); ACS (3, 2, I), President (I); TURNOUT Staff, Humor Editor (I); Post Exchange Council (I): Hop Committee (3, 2); Second Class Finance Committee (2): Pri- vate (4); Sergeant (3); Lieutenant (2); Private (I); Who ' s Who in American Colleges (I). Military Service: 27 months; 1st Lt., Infantry; Overseas— Pacific. Remarkable balance of personality is probably the phrase which most typifies " Zack. " His ready sense of humor, wide In- terests, and ability to set anyone at ease have made him a necessity to successful parties and a most desirable colleague in more serious endeavors. Steadfastness of purpose, intelligence, steadiness are well planted in him — V.M.I. ' s loss will indeed be the world ' s gain. GRAHAM POWELL DAVIS NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering ' 48 A 3 " G " Company 2); Vice President (3, 2, I); Second Sergeant (3); 1st Honor Court (3, 2); General Comm ' 48-A; Hop Committee (3, 2); A. I. E. E Class Finance Committee (2); Corporal (4 Sergeant (2); 1st Lt. (I Military Service: 18 months; Cpl., Signal Corps. " Skip " hails from Va. Beach — a V.M.I, man to be envied. One mo re intimately acquainted than he with the local female institutions and their inmates does not exist. Only through ex- perience could any man have learned so much about so many of these fascinating institutions. " Skip " missed his calling when he formed with the EE boys. He ' s a natural-born lawyer. " Mike " " Skip " i ® i w E M k M i 6Z 1 g i 1 i i i i i ■■Wes " WILLIAM FLEMING EDMONDS BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA Civil Engineering ' 45 " G " Company Glee Club (4, 3. 2), president (I): Hop Committee (2, I); Academic stars (4, 3, 2. I); Bomb staff, Business Manager (I); football (4); wrestling (4): Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Private (I): Who ' s Who In American Colleges (I). Military Service; 40 months; Captain, Engineers; Overseas- — ETO and Pacific. When Bill swooped in on Lexington in 1941, he didn ' t realize water glasses were meant to fly — he learned. During his first two years he caused a very slight ripple with first academic stand and high military rank. Returning from the service In January, 1947, he quickly became " Old Man River, " " BOMB man, " Field Marshal, and Captain Muncie . . . Witty, loaded with poise, and incisive. SHERWOOD WESCOTT FRANKLIN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Civil Engineering ' 49 A Cavalry A. S. C. E. (3, 2, I): Yankee Club (4, 3, 2. I); Newman Club (4, 3, 2, I); Editorial staff, BOMB (2); Ring Committee (2); Floor Committee (2. I): Troop (2, I): Private (4); Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2): Lieutenant (I). Chicago gave us " Wes " ; and he in turn gave the class one of its greatest assets. " Wes " participated in practically every event that the class took part. Never blind to his own faults, he readily overlooks those of others. Soft spoken and even tem- pered he is sure to become a success. JOSEPH ISLEY GANTT LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA " 45 Engineering " S " Company Football (4, 2, I); Wrestling (2); Tennis (4, 3, 2, I); Track (4); Intramural Tennis Cup (4, 2, I ) ; Monogram Club (4, 3, 2. I): A. S. C. E. (3, 2, I), Vice President (2); Athletic Council (2, I); Lynchburg Club (4, 3, 2, I); Who ' s Who in American Col- leges (2, I); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sargeant (2); 1st Lieu- tenant (I). Military Service: 36 months; 1st. Lt,, Air Corps; Overseas — Pacific; Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Medal with Cluster. Joe followed in the shining footsteps of his older brother, kept them shining, and stepped a number of his own. Scholar — athlete par excellence — his record and the esteem of his brother rats speak for themselves. To say more would be gilding Gantt. CLASS OF 1949-A 68 CLASS OF 1949-A JOHN CARL GARRISON, JR. ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering Ambassador Club (2. I): A. S. C. E. (3, 2, Corporal (3). Field Artillery Private (4, 2, I ) ; Military Service: 21 months; Fireman I c, Navy; Sea duty. Carl had the reputation of being one of the grossest rats in ' 47, but he somehow managed to survive that first year. After serving in the Navy for two years, he encountered a pea soup fog on the coast of Virginia, and wandered all the way back to Jackson Arch where he has since been fighting a battle with Civil Engineering. FELIX VON GEMMINGEN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering ' 48-B E. S. C. 3, 2, (3, 2, I); Wrestlina Team Private (4); Corporal (3) Lieutenant (I 1. Se Field Artillery Richmond Club geant (21; 2nd Military Service: II months; T 5, Ordnance; Army. " Von " can say that he Is probably the only man In the history of the Institute who has broken his leg at drill while demon- strating his military prowess. The likable red-head from the " htoly City " won his way Into his brother rats ' hearts by just being one of the best all around fellows in his class. Infantry Basketball (I). ARTHUR LOUIS GIANELLONI HAVANA, CUBA Civil Engineering ' 44 Newman Club (4, 3, 2, I); Football (4, 3, 2, I); (4, 3. 2, I); Private (4, 3); Sergeant (2); Captaii Military Service: 37 months; T Sgt., Engineers; Overseas— ETO. If It didn ' t happen in Havana, it did in New Orleans for the " General " divides his time between them. A past master at the Rhumba, " Weeny " achieved fame on the gridiron, In B Com- pany, and wherever beer was to be drunk. tHis rough exterior hides a heart as large as his paunch. " Carl " " Weeny " vf I i i 6S w. i i i i " Sam " " Mug " WILLIAM ELVANS HAINES LURAY. VIRGINIA Civil Engineering ' 45 Field Artillery A. S. C. E. (3. 2, I); Shenandoah Valley Club (3, 2, I); Private (4); Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2); Captain (I). Military Service: 32 months: Cpl., Field Artillery; Overseas— ETC. Weavin ' Willie wept a bit and gnashed his teeih, but he made it bacl from Georgia just the same. He liked his aca- demic work and did it well — the evidence is in the stars. A rugged paratrooper in the service, he " Geronimoed " back to the Institute in ' 46 and finished with flying colors — the captain of Easy Company. SAMUEL McCABE HAIRSTON STUART, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering " G " Company A S. C. E. (3, 2, I): BOMB (I); Methodist Club (4, 3, 2, l|, Vice President (2): Southwest Virginia Club (2): Hop Commit- tee (I): General Committee (I); Private (4, I); Corporal (3); Color Sergeant (2). Military Service: 18 months; Cpl.. Infantry; Overseas— ETO. A ' 47 brother rat, Sam left at the end of his second class year, journeyed forth, and returned with wild tales and certifi- cations about Parisian and German night life. Sam is one of the oldest members of the P. E. bull session association, and will drop anything to go down to the establishment and discuss, over a cup of coffee, the mysteries of women. JAMES ELMER HARRINGTON. JR. SOUTHERN PINES, NORTH CAROLINA Chemistry ' 49-A Field Artillery Varsity track (2, I); Varsity cross country (2, I); Private (4, 3); Color Sergeant (2); 1st Lt.-Battalion Adjutant (I); Monogram Club (2, i); Historian of Class of ' 49-A (2, I); General Com- mittee (2 I); Honor Court (2, I); BOMB Staff, Associate Editor (I). The names " Mug " and " Tarheel " could refer to but one man In barracks — a tall, good natured redhead who doesn ' t claim his middle name. A Field Artilleryman first, and a chemist sec- ond, " Muq " will probably ride the cannon after June. CLASS OF 1949-A 70 CLASS OF 1949-A JOHN WILLIAM HODNETT, JR. BLUEFIELD, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering In ' fantry Football (4, 3); Basketball (4, 3, 2, 1); Track (3); A. S. C. E !3, 2, I); Monogram Club (3, 2, I). Vice President (1): Pri- vate (4); Corporal (3); 1st Sergeant (2); Captain (I). Military Service: 6 months; Aviation Cadet, Navy. Johnny modestly says that his only claim to fame is rooming with " Chi, " but the Corps has a different idea. He lettered In football, basketball, and track; commanded the first battalion, and was chosen to lead his class in his final year at the Institute — a fine record for a swell guy! GEORGE FARANT HUGHES, JR. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA " G " Company ), President (I); ate (4, I); Cor- Civil Engineering ' 45 A. S. C. E. (3, 2, I); Roanoke Club (4, 3, 2, CADET Staff (3); TURNOUT Staff (3); Pri poral (3); Sergeant (2). Military Service: 40 months; 1st Lt., Infantry; Overseas— Pacific; Bronze Star; Purple Heart. George came to the Institute in 1941 in fulfillment of his boyhood ambition. Taking time out from 1943 to 1946 to help MacArthur defeat the Japs, he returned to continue an enviable cadetship consisting of a host of friends, high academic stand- ing, and as little work as possible. He has a happy and useful life in view. Civil Engineering A. S. C. E. (3, 2, Show Team (3, 2, TED BARRY JACOBSEN CRANFORD, NEW JERSEY ' 47 Cavalry 1); Troop Commander (I); Polo (4); Horse I); Private (4); Corporal (3); First Sergeant (2); Captain (I). Military Service: 18 months; Cpl., Air Corps. Jake might have gone to Princeton, but instead he buckled on his boots and spurs and came to V.M.I. He has been away from N ew Jersey so long that he practically conforms to our version of the true southern gentleman. With that wide grin, the eternal bino bucket, and a repertoir of party song, Jake can ' t miss. " Johnny " " George " w i ! i ' 4 I t t I m 8 I " Red " " Koko " " Al " EDWIN ALLEN JARRETT RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering ' 47 Cavalry A. S C. E. (3, 2, I); Richmond Club (4, 3, 2. 1); Monogram Club (4, 3, 2, I); Football (4, 2, I); Private (4, I); Corporal (2); Regimental Supply Sergeant (3). Military Service: 20 months; Aviation Cadet, Navy. A big smile, an excellent sense of humor, all topped v ith an unruly coat of auburn hair, best describe " Pinky " . Red has al- ways been easily persuaded to " come right in " when the boys are pitching one, and he seems to prefer Mike ' s, the May- flower, and Virginia Beach. JOSEPH ALBERT KOVARIK CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE Engineerinc ' 47 " G " Company Glee Club (4); Treasurer, Second Class Finance Committee (2); Hop Committee (2); BOMB (4, I); A. S. C. E. (3. 2, I); Deep South Club (4); Rifle Team (3, 2); Polo Team (2, I); Private (4, I); Color Sergeant (3); Second Lieutenant (2). Military Service: 24 months; 2d Lt., Transportation Corps. Koko ' s main problem in life concerns a certain party in Switzerland and some nags down in the stables. Designer of the BOMB cover, and creator of many a cartoon, he is an artist to be reckoned with. Not art, but the foreign service, is his ambition, and in this his genial nature should take him far. ALBERT LINWOOD LOTH, JR. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engine ■ing Field Artiller Polo Team (3); A. S. C. E. (3, 2. I ) ; Tennis Team (2); Rich- mond Club (4, 3, 2, i); Academic Stars (4, 3, 2, I); Private (4); Corporal (3); Regimental Sergeant Major (2); First Cap- tain (I); Who ' s Who in American Colleges (I), Military Service: 9 months; Midshipman, Merchant Marine. The first thing noticeable about " Al " is his military efficiency, which has kept him ranking man in his class through his entire cadetship. The second outstanding thing is his ability to hold on to those stars and still keep the Corps operating. An out- standing man in many v.ays, " Al ' s " success ai V.M.I, reflects a future bright v ith promise. CLASS OF 1949-A 72 CLASS OF 1949-A STUART DICKERSON LOUGHBOROUGH RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering ' 46 " G " Company Wrestling (2); Academic Stars (2); Private (4, 3, I); Sergeant (2). Military Service: 34 months; T 4, Field Artillery; Overseas— ETO; Bronze Star; Purple Heart. " Stu " is dependable in his quiet sort of way, and his assiduity and determination are surpassed by none. He is almost a per- manent fixture in Nichols Engineering Hall behind a stack of books, and on Alumni Field taking a workout. Only time will tell whether or not that run and shower before BRC pays off but if we know " Stu " , it will. RICHARD CARTER MALMO RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering " G " Company CADET (2,1); Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, I); A. S. C. E. (3, 2, I); Private (4, 3,1); Supply Sergeant (2). Military Service: 31 months; T Sgt., Air Corps; Overseas— ETO; Air Medal and four Clusters. When his brother rats needed wits sharpened or mouths lifted from subterranean depths, they called upon the Mouse. His tales plus Williams ' exaggerations never failed to push all trou- bles aside. Merry tales, the motto; " Don ' t let studies interfere with your college education " , the Mayflower — all add up to make the ' Mighty Mouse ' . He had to be in the Class of 1945. We could not have done without him. WILLIAM BURKHARDT MAY -Medii RICHMOND, VIRGINIA ' 49-A Field Artil President of Class of ' 49-A; Hop Committee (3, 2, I ) ; Second Class Finance Committee (2); Honor Court (3, 2), President (I); General Committee (3, 2), President (I); Football (4); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant Major (2); Captain Adiu- tant (I); Who ' s Who in American Colleges (I). Four years at " Ye Olde Institute " have failed to alter one of the most magnetic personalities this bastille has ever known. Presidency of the class and position of regimental adjutant will serve as illustrations of Bill ' s many achievements. He carries with him the respect and admiration of the Corps and of all who know him. " Stu " i 8 I i i ml 73 i u M i II II m i ■Stan " " G. B " STANLEY MILLIMET NORTH BERGEN, NEW JERSEY Pre-Medical ' 49-A Cavalry Second Class Finance Committee (2); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2 I); Hop Committee (2, I); O. G. ' s Association (I); Private (4, 3, I): Sergeant (2). ' Stan " claims he came down to these " hyar " hills to do some missionary work but found the people didn ' t change very easily. When not trying to grub a cigarette in the Chem Lab, he can be found in the P. E. talking about his rat days. Although one of Doc ' s boys, Stan says medicine isn ' t for him. He ' ll long be remembered for his good humor and great personality. GORDON BUSH MILLS FRANKFORT. KENTTUCKY Liberal Arts ' 45 " G " Company Private (4, 3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (I). Military Service: 35 months; 2nd Lt., Infantry; Overseas — Pacific. This Liberal Artist was most liberal with the arts, being a charter member of the celluloid set, and discreet exploiter of the addresse de la femme. The day for Gordon is divided Into two parts — first part before nine In the morning and the second after. He will not speak before, but after all rules are off — Come one, come all — be it for bull session, hay time, or party. MALACHI MONROE MILLS NEW ORLEANS. LOUISIANA Civil Engineering Field Artillery Football (4, 3, 2, I), Captain (I); Track (3, 2, I), Captain (I); A. S. C. E. (3, 2. I); Monogram Club (3, 2, I), President (I); Louisiana Club (3, 2, I). President (I); Deep South Club (3, 2), President (1); ' 48-B Ring Committee Chairman; Company Intramural Manager (3, 2); Private (4); Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2); Captain (I); Who ' s Who in American Colleges (I)- When " Chi ' s " name is mentioned the first thought is of foot- ball, but a glance at the list of his activities proves that he is a versatile, all-around man. To the men who have been privi- leged to live and work with Chi at the Institute, he has been a real inspiration! CLASS OF 1949-A 74 CLASS OF 1949-A FREDERICK MADISON MOYER STAUNTON, VIRGINIA Civil Eng lneerinc ' 45 " G " Co Wrestling (4, 3, 2, I), Captain (4, I); Southern Conference 121-Pound Champion (wrestling) (2, I); A, S. C. E. (3, 2), Presi- dent (I); Private (4); Corporal (3); Private (2); Captain (I); Who ' s Who In American Colleges (I). Military Service: nonths: Captain, Infantr Bronze Star. Overseas— ETO; The " Rock " v andered to Lexington in 1941 prepared for the worst and he found it. Being prepared for the worst, he snatched at it, and twisted it into shape to suit himself. The natural result was that he emerged as one of the potent leaders of his class — patient Captain of " G " Company . , . The little man with the big muscles, fine academic, military, and athletic record — " Hard rock " — self assurance — confidence. BREVARD SPRINGS MYERS CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA Electrical Engineering ' 45 " G " Company BOMB Staff, Associate Edi Choir (4, 3); A. 1. E. E. or (1): Fencing (4 (3, 2, 1): Floor Com 3 ) : Episcopal mittee (2). Military Service: 37 Over months; 1st Lt.. Air .eas — Pacific. Corps; Diminutive — yes, but nevertheless capable of much thorough work. " Egg " is a powerhouse with a slide rule, quite an exponent of the Twentieth Air Force and the isle of Guam, and an unre- constructed " Tarheel " rebel. His keen mind and perseverance will carry him forward to further useful citizenship. IRVIN EDGAR NACHMAN NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical ' 49-A Field Artillery Second Class Finance Committee, Chairman (2); Tidewater Club (4, 3, 2, I); Hop Committee (2, I); O. G. ' s Association (I): Private (4, 3, I); Sergeant (2). On the dismal afternoon of February 19, 1945, Newport News sent its poet son to V.M.I. The " Rabbi ' s " name could soon be found any place from the honor roll to the confinement sheet. Irv is a " brer rat " always to be remembered, and one we are going to miss. " Egg " M 75 i I J» " Nik " ANDREW JACKSON NEWCOMB, JR. Electrical Engineerinc ROANOKE, VIRGINIA ' 45 Field Artillery CADET Staff (3, 2, I), Sports Editor (I); Roanoke Club (4, 3, 2, I); A. I. E. E. (3, 2, I); Football (4): Private (4); Corporal (3); 1st Sergeant (2); Battalion Commander (I). Military Service: 31 months; Sgt., Signal Corps; Overseas — Pacific. Electricity is Jack ' s field, but his most successful sideline from our point of view has been his " Combing the Sports " column In the CADET. Votes of thanks go from his EE section for tact- ful handling, and from his battalion for his consistently quiet, prompt efficiency. He ' s cheerful, dapper, sharp. JAMES HOLT NEWSOM, JR. PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineerinc Field Artillery Episcopal Choir (4, 3 ) ; A. I E. E. (3, 2, I ) ; Tidewater Club (2, 1); Officer of the Guard Association (I); BOMB Staff (I); Private (4, 2, I); Sergeant (3); Academic Stars (4, 3, 2, I). Military Service: 13 months; Y 3 c, Navy. " Rover " trudged across Virginia in ' 43 to matriculate, and he is still trying to figure out why. Although he has walked enough penalty tours while here to justify his half interest in " the lane, " jimmie remains undaunted, and we can ' t ever remember seeing him without those pretty gold stars on his collar, which have " just come naturally. " CHARLES RICHARD NIXON ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI Civil Engineering ' 48-B Cavalry A. S. C. E. (3, 2, I); Rifle Team (3, 2); Glee Club (2); Track Team (2); TURNOUT Staff, Photographer (I); Photographer Civil Engineering Department (I); Private (4, 3, 2, I). Military Service: I I months; Merchant Marine. A boy originally scheduled for the " Point " , Nik is one of those unfortunate souls who fell in love with the Institute and elected to remain. One of the more athletic minded Keydets, there is nothing he enjoys more than a good workout. He ' ll do well at Harvard next year. CLASS OF 1949-A 76 CLASS OF 1949-A JOSEPH K. NOYES LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY Libera! Arts ' 45 Infantry Private (4, 3, 2); Second Lieutenant (I). Military Service: 36 months: Pfc, Infantry: Overseas— ETO: Purple Heart with Cluster. Joe worked quietly and patiently during his first two years. He was sought out by the barracks bookmakers looking for tips on Lexington blue bloods. True to the ethics and knowing little about the horses, he refrained from giving the tips. This Army " brat, " who became a " doggie " in the Infantry for three years, came back from a German PW camp to sweep the Liberal Arts department. JOHNSON YOUNGER O ' NEAL, JR. DENVER, COLORADO Electrical Engineering 8-A Field Artil Hop Committee (2, I): A. I. E. E. (3, 2), Executive Board (I): Florida Club (3. 2), President (I); Barracks Electrician (I); Private (4): Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); 2nd Lieutenant (I). Military Service: 12 months: EM 3 c, Navy. Give him half a chance and half an ear, and he ' s off on one of the most fascinating, most unbelievable, and grossest tales in the annals of the Institute. Younger has gained deserved rec- ognition for his many activities in and around barracks, and when it comes to getting the job done, or throwing a party, he is indeed without a peer. JULIAN McCALL PEERY TAZEWELL, VIRGINIA Engineering " G ' Company Private (4, 3, 2, Military Service: 30 months: Pvt., Infantry: Overseas— ETC: Bronze Star and Clusters: Purple Heart. Dooley is the little guy who should have come from Missouri. He must be shown. No argument with him is won unless he sees your point. That he Is frequently able to squeeze a slam out of a bare honor count Indicates one of his most admirable traits. He has a magnificent power of concentration and the continual habit of leaving others ' room orderly cards untouched. ' Dooley " % i i I I I 9 " Doug " GRAHAM ALLEN PENNIMAN, JR. DALLAS TEXAS Liberal Arts ■49-A Field Artillery Basketball. Assistant Manager (2), Manager (I); Historian of Class of 1949-A (3); Vice President (2, I); Texas Club (4. 3. 2, I), President (I). Allen came to us on that fateful day from the burning sands of Texas. The long years spent at the Institute have instilled within him clear perceptions which, when applied in his usual diligent manner, will pay large dividends. His wit, patience, and unassuming dignity will long endear him in the hearts of his many friends. LUTHER DOUGLAS PRITCHARD HOPEWELL, VIRGINIA Civil Engineerinc ' 45 " G " Company Glee Club (2, I): A. S. C. E. (3, 2, I); BOMB Staff (I); Monogram Club (4, 3, 2, I); Athletic Council (I); Football (4, 3, 2); Basketball (4, 3, 2, I): Baseball (3, 2, I ) ; Track (4); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). Military Service: 40 months; 1st Lt., Signal Corps; Overseas — Pacific. Doug, singer, dancer, athlete, student, was accused of being conceited but no rational reasons could be given. Finally, after many moments of brandied thought, the foggy accuser came up with this chestnut: " He is conceited because he ' s just a simple country boy and everybody likes him! " The statement is not quite true, for Doug is neither simple nor from the country. WILLIAM ERWIN RANGE SALEM, OHIO Liberal Arts ' 46 " G " Company Private (4, 3. 2, I). Military Service: 36 months; 2nd Lt., Marine Corps. " Boss " Ranee has established his fame in the Old Dominion as one of the best informed followers of current events and sports, and as one of the more humorous of the barracks wits. A historian of the first degree, we know that he is headed for big things. Jacques! We ' ll miss him! CLASS OF 1949-A 78 CLASS OF 1949-A JOHN MEISHAN REARDON BROOKLYN, NEW YORK Electrical Engineering ' 47 Infantry Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, I ) ; A. I. E. E. ( I ) ; Hop CommiHee (2, I); CADET (I): Floor Committee (2): Rifle Team (4, 3): Pri- vate (4): Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Captain (I). Military Service: 22 months; T Sgt., Infantry. All is quiet. Barracks basks in southern atmosphere, and sud- denly the silence is shattered by a nasal twang: ' Hey, Guy! " , and there we have Gus, V.M.I. ' s amiable ambassador from Brooklyn. He has manfully battled S-3 duties, slide rules, and electron tubes, and will ever meet the problems of life gal- lantly and cheerfully. JOSEPH JONES REYNOLDS WAYNESBORO, GEORGIA Electrical Engineering ' 47 Cavalry A. I. E. E, (3, 2, I); Football Manager (I), Assistant (3, 2): " A " Company Intramural Manager (I); Private (4, I); Cor- poral (3) ; Sergeant (2). Military Service: 24 months: RT 3 c, Navy; Sea Duty. From ' way down in Waynesboro, Ga., Joe came to get his education the hard way. Little Joe is as wed known throughout the barracks for his ready wit as for his good natured enthusi- asm, which has served to greatly encourage the football teams which he has managed. His magnetic personality, sincerity, and sense of humor make him one of our unforgettables. AUGUSTUS ROBBINS, Civil Engineering HOPEWELL. VIRGINIA ' 47 Cavalry A S. C. E. (3. 2, I); President Second Class Finance Commit- tee (2); Cheerleader (3); Basketball (4. 3); Private (4): Cor- poral (3); First Sergeant (2); Captain (1). Military Service: 18 months; S I c. Navy; Sea Duty. " That tall, handsome blonde (sigh) cadet — " Yes, she ' s talk- ing about Gus, the first class ' gift to the ladies. Upon his re- turn from the service, Gus resumed his old ways — acquired a date, and proceeded to organize a party. He has served coura- geously as class party-promoter, official bus driver, and envoy to M. Brown ' s. " Joe " i I i 8 1 i 79 M §1 i If M i I i i " Bill " SAMUEL LATHON RODDEY, JR. SUMTER, SOUTH CAROLINA Chemistry ' 47 " G President Class of 1947; Monogram Club (3, 2 1); mittee (3, 2, I ) ; Honor Court (3, 2, I ) ; General (3, 2, I); A. C. S. (3, 2, I); Deep South Club (4, ketball (4, 3, 2); Private (4, I); Corporal (3); tenant (2). Hop Com- Committee Military Ser ' putting :e: 16 months; Pfc, Mar Overseas — Pacific. Corps; After putting on his shoes and matriculating, Sambo soon became a class wheel. After a short vacation as a " Moreen, " Sambo came bacic to keep the road open to the Tarheel State to see the little woman. Sambo Is preparing " for to go back to Pawley ' s Island " cause there ain ' t nothln ' like them sand dunes. " WILLIAM HAMER RUSSELL SALISBURY, MARYLAND Civil Engineering ' 45 " G " Company A. S. C. E. (3. 2, I); BOMB Staff (1); Floor Committee (2 1); Maryland Club (4, 3, 2, I), President (I); Monogram Club (2, I); Baseball (4, 3, 2, I); Basketball (4, 3, 2, I); Football (4); Private (4); Corporal (3); 1st Sergeant (2); Lieutenant I). Military Service: 38 months; 1st Lt., Infantry; Overseas— ETO The Crazy Horse ' s record shows he has been the avid athlete during his term . . . The record shows, too, that he has been an active cadet militarily and otherwise. Bending his limpid weather eye on the future. Bill, sometimes known as Ty, moves coolly, methodically to consolidate his positions, financial and romantic. JACK RICHARDSON SADLER Liberal Arts President Class of mittee (4, 3); Ho Vice President (I); Academic Stars (2. MATTHEWS COUNTY, ' 48-A Field Artll lery ' 48-A; Co-editor lOr Court (4, 3) Lectern Club, (2, I): Football (4, BOMB (I): General Com ; Hop Committee (3, 2) I): Tidewater Club, (2, I) 3); Wrestling (4); Pi te (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); 2nd Lieutenant (I) Military Service: one year; S 2 c, USCG. Jack is our " one extreme to another " man — a versatile, dili- gent worker, and a true party man. He is one of the leaders in the y.M.I. conquest of Southern Seminary, and has succeeded admirably in being conquered by one of those charming ladies. With his natural charm and many capabilities, good fortune will surely be his lot. CLASS OF 1949-A 80 CLASS OF 1949-A Civil Engineering ISAAC M. SCHER RICHMOND, VIRGINIA ■47 " G " Company CADET (2), Managing Editor (I); Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, I) A. S. C. E. (3, 2, I); Private (4, I); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2) Milita Ser 21 months; T 5, Infantry: Ove -Pacifi( To those of us who really know ' Zeke, " his sincerity, frankness, and comradeship have rendered him a true friend, and that isn ' t " Shear Bull. " There is no middle path for " Zeke. " His straightforward manner shov s him to be a man of action, a characteristic that should stand him in good stead in future years. JOSEPH FREDERICK SCHWARTZ LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK Civil Engineering ' 49-A Field Artiller A. S. C. E. (3, 2, I); Track (3); BOMB Staff (I); Intramural Council (I); Newman Club (3, 2, 1); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Hop Committee (2, I); Private (4, 3); Ser- geant (2): 1st Lieutenant (I ). On that fateful day in February, 1945, Joe left " damn-yan- kee-land " to enter a new and different way of life. His en- thusiasm and ability soon made him a leader in many phases of cadet life. If Joe can maintain the pace he has set at V.M.I., his sincerity, friendliness, and ability to work will find success in life for him. HENRY CHATARD SCOTT IV FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY Civil Engineering ' 47 Field Artillery Private (4, 2); Corporal (3); 2nd Lt. ( I ) ; A. S. C. E. (3, 2, I). Military Service: 21 months; Pfc, Infantry: Overseas— ETO. Quiet and unassuming, Henry seldom raises his voice, except when he is defending Chopin, his favorite composer. His col- lection of records is perhaps the largest in Barracks, and his knowledge of music makes him " the " authority on the subject. Hank was a 1st Inf. Division Gl. and was present in the initial stages of the Nuremburg trials. " Hank " w. i I i i M i T f M i I I I " Gophe Liberal Arts " Smitty " OFUS LEE SLAYTON, JR. ROCKY MOUNT. VIRGINIA Fon Assistant Manager Track Team (3), Manager (2); Hop Com- mittee (2), Business Manager (I); Second Class Finance Com- mitlee (2); BOMB Staff, Photographic Editor (2); CADET Staff, Associate Editor (I); Roanoke Club (4, 3, 2, I); Lectern Club (2, I); Private (4); Corporal (3) I St Sergeant (2); Captain (I). A lad who has his finger in just about every barracks pie, ' Bo Bo " is known to one and all as " Mr. inside Man. " This term also aptly describes " our boy ' s " relations with the various female institutions in the Old Dominion. The " get up and go " he has demonstrated will surely carry him over the bumps as an alumnus. HOWARD LEE SMITH MARLIN, TEXAS Pre-Medical Infantry Rifle Team (4, 3); Texas Club (4, 3, 2, I); V.M.I. Commanders (4); Academic Stars (3, 2, I ) ; Killey Award in Biology (2); Private (4); Corporal (3): Battalion Sgt. Maj. (2); 1st Lieu- tenant (I). Smitty is a true son of the " Great Republic of Texas " , and obviously is affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce of said state. Seemingly on the quiet side, Smitty likes a good party with the boys — as long as it doesn ' t interfere with academics. We ' re lending him to Johns Hopkins for a few years, but he ' ll always be " our boy. " HARTWELL TOWNES SWEENEY PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA Pre-Medi( ' 46 " G " Company Honor Court (2, I); General Committee (2, I); Hop Com- mittee (2, I); TURNOUT, Editor in Chief (I); Private (4); Private (4); Color Sergeant (3); Private (2, I). Military Service: 22 months: AS, Navy. " Here ' s Old Hart " is an expression which is synonymous with " the party is complete. " Hartwell is blessed with a great sense of humor and personality aplenty. Further, his sparkling wit is well balanced with depth of thought and understanding. Wher- ever he goes he should prosper, and if our best wishes count — he can ' t miss! CLASS OF 1949-A 82 CLASS OF 1949-A JAMES LAWRENCE TAYLOR, JR. RICHMOND. VIRGINIA ' 46 " G " C ompany Chemistry Historian, Class of 1946; Honor Court (3); General Commit- tee (3); Second Class Finance Committee. Treasurer (2); Hop Committee (3, 2, I); BOMB Staff, Associate Editor (I); ACS (3, 2, I); Private (4); Corporal (3); Private (2); 2nd Lt. (I); Who ' s Who in American Colleges (I), Military Service: 28 months: Ensign, Navy; Sea Duty— Atlantic. Jim, one of the most versatile men in the Class of ' 46, ready for fun, song, study, party, or what have you. has won in our hearts a place not to be forgotten. Wherever he may go, we feel sure that his adaptability, know-how, and initiative will bring him the success that he so justly deserves. CHARLES ALBERT THOMAS LAWRENCEVILLE, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering ' 47 Infantry Hop Committee (3, 2, I); Rifle Team (3, 2); A. S. C. E. (3 2, I); Private (4); Corporal (3); First Sergeant (2); 2nd Lt. (I). Military Service: 26 months: Cpl., U. S. Marine Corps. If T6-mas isn ' t writing to the little woman, he may be found close by knocking off len or twenty minutes of sweet slumber. Following this ritual, he has survived four years at the Institute and a stretch as a " Gyrene " . Tommy will go far if he continues to pursue his work with the same enthusiasm that he has for the Marine s. DANIEL CHARLES WALSER, JR. CHEVY CHASE, MARYLAND Civil Engineering ' 45 " G " Company A. S. C. E. (3, 2, I); Maryland Club (2. I); Ambassador Club (4, 3); BOMB Staff (I): CADET Staff (I); Tennis (2): Pri- vate (4, 3, 2, I). Military Service: 36 months; Cpl.. U. S. Marine Corps: Overseas — Pacific. Daniel never minded his academic work at the Institute — witness the records. But he did insist upon ample time for com- plete mental relaxation on the weekends. He never missed an opportunity to skip to Washington, D. C, provided the wheels would roll. Dan is able and witty, a sports analyst, prognosti- cator, BOMB salesman, and an impresario. " Jim " i I I i i i. 83 w. I i i 1 i « s " Ed " EDWARD EFFINSER WEST RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering ' 49-A Infantry Hop Comnnittee (3, 2, I), Treasurer (I); Company Intramural Manager (I); Secretary, Intramural Council (I); Second Class Finance Committee, Treasurer (2): Richmond Club (4 3 2 I)- BOMB Staff (2, I); Private (4, 3): Supply Sergeant (2); 1st Lt. (I). " Richmond, Friend, was never lite this " was Ed ' s usual com- ment after a weekend in the ' Holy City. " Having a keen eye for the important points of a problem and a stolid tenacity of purpose, Ed has seldom been stopped by any difficulty. An asset to whatever field he may enter, and above all a true friend. JAMES EDWARD WHITE SCOTTSVILLE, VIRGINIA Chemistry ' 46 " G " Compan A. S. C. (3, 2, 1); Baseball (4( 2. 1) poral (3). ; ' Private (4, 2, 1 ) ; Cor- Military Ser vice: 24 months; Cp 1, Armored Force. Known and admired by all for his industry and determination, Ed can still find time from the Chem. Lab. to pitch a mean game of baseball or to shoot the breeze with the brothers down at the local tap room. We are expecting great things of him in the industrial world, because here Is a man who can really get a job well done. WILLIAM HARVEY WHITMORE, JR. Chemistry NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 8-A A. C. S. (3, 2, I): Tidewater Club (4, 3, 2, I Color Sergeant (2): 2nd Lt ' ' Infantry vate (4, 3): Military Service: 12 months: HA I c. Navy. Among the tribe of Les ' long-sufferers. Bill has spent many a merry Saturday afternoon among the bottles and beakers. Al- ways a persistent pursuer of the fair sex, and a rabid admirer of same, he is quite obviously In for an interesting life post-In- stitute. Provided he survives another summer a la Va. Beach, he will journey to U. Va. for med-school or more Chemistry. CLASS OF 1949-A 84 CLASS OF 1949-A JOHN DICKINSON WILLIAMS civil Engineering CADET (4, 3, 2, Richmond Club [A C. E. (3, : RICHMOND, VIRGINIA ' 45 Business Manager ( I ) : Wrestling 2, I); Newman Club (4, 3. 2, I); : Private (4, 2, I ) ; Corporal (3). T Sgt., Infantr ' nze Star. G " Connpany ); s. Overseas — ETO. Little Brother John from the Holy City is the financial long- head who pulled the CADET from the rocks and streamlined its circulation department. He spent three long , honorable years In the Infantry and returned to the Institute to team up with Malmo. He ' s witty, self-assured, industrious. THEODORE MINTON WILSON LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS Civil Engineering ' 44 " G " Company Polo (3, 2, I); Private (4, 3, 2, I). Military Service: 51 months; Captain. Armored Force: Overseas— ETO; Purple Heart; Bronze Star. Ted achieved prominence by entering V.M.I, with a Repub- lican campaign button in his lapel. After other minor faux pas Ted entered the Army and returned last Fall to spend a year dodging Gianelloni ' s rhumba gyrations and Bowers ' polo strokes. He eagerly anticipates work In his father ' s Chicago office. SERGEANT WOODHULL WISE CAPE VINCENT, NEW YORK Electr Enc ' 45 " G " Company Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, I); A. 1. E. E. (3), Secretary (2), Vice President (I); Basketball (4); Football (4, 3); Vice President Class of ' 45; Hod Committee (2), President (I); BOMB Staff (I); Honor Court (3); General Committee (3); Private (4, I); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). Military Service: 31 months; T Sgt., Infantry; Overseas— ETO; Purple Heart with Cluster; Bronze Star. Sarge is a paradox — corn cob pipe, chaw, motorcycle; finds society annoyingly superficial, yet is greatly Interested in people. He Is called " barracks politician " ; thinks deeply and has strong convictions — not all conventional. He ' s hard to know — it takes time — but the reward is well worth the effort. ' Bogus " " Sarge " I i U 85 i i II i I " Jack " JACK MONTGOMERY BURNETT ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering ' 45 Civilian Roanoke Club (I, 2, 3, 4); A. I. E. E. (I, 2. 3, 4); Basketball (4). Military Service: 42 months; 1st Lt., Air Corps: Overseas — Pacific; Air Medal. Jack characterizes himself as ' another peon still trying to figure out the answers. " He has chosen the right girl with whom to grow old — lovely Buttle — and they have an excellent com- panion for this aging process — Charming daughter Connie. One of the guinea pigs of reconversion, Jack and Buttle man- aged " Club 108 " In 1946-47— To them the everloving thanks of their brother rats. GEORGE ENG CHICAGO. ILLINOIS Civil Engineering ' 43 Civilian A. S. C. E. (3, 2, I); Wrestling (4, 3, 2); Baseball (4, 3. 2); Football (4, 3, 2) ; Track (4, 3, 2) ; Private (4, 3, 2, I ). Military Service: 47 months; Captain, Field Artillery; Overseas — Pacific. George ' s unassuming manner belies his brilliant war record and later work as an intelligence officer on General Marshall ' s " Cease-Fire " mission to China. It Is ironical that the Army had to teach George how to speak Chinese. With a keen sense of humor, a pretty wife, and a promising future, George has little to ask of life. WILLIAM EVERETT FITZPATRICK, JR. LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering ' 46 Civilian Second Class Finance Committee (2); A. I. E. E. ( I ) ; Academic Stars (2); Private (4); Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2). Military Service: 30 months; 2nd Lt., Infantry; Overseas— ETC. " Fitz, " who hails from Lexington, entered barracks with that group known as the Class of ' 46. He left in ' 44 for duty in the Army, in which he acquired the rank of 2nd Lt. and a most charming French wife. An excellent student, he is considered one of the brains of the EE Dept. This fact, coupled with an easy disposition should take him a long way. CLASS OF 1949-A : Corporal [3 ) , Infantry; Overseas- ■ETO; ROBERT WADE GLEASON ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering ' 45 Wrestling (4); Private (4. 2 Military Service: 38 months; 1st Lt., Bronze Star. Bob groped his way to Lexington in 1941 and continued to advance in the same manner through his first two years at V.M.I. He then was given an opportunity to search for Vera. He found her in Paris; brought her back; married her; and fin- ished at the Institute as one of the chosen civilian students. JOSEPH WATKINS McCULLOUGH BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA Civil Engineering ' 45 Civilian Football (4, 3, 2); Basketball (4); Track (4); Monogram Club; Deep South Club (4, 3, 2); Private (4); Corporal (3); Private (2); Civilian (I). Military Service: 32 months; 1st Lt., Air Corps; Overseas— ETO. Joe left his brother rats in 1942 for a glamorous career In the Air Force — a career which was climaxed with one combat mission, parachute silk, and forty-two days as a PW. He re- turned to the Institute with Alice, and later was joined by his daughter, Martha. There are three big things about Mac — his sense of humor, his heart, and his shoulders. CLASS OF 1949-A 51 v i i I I Frank and Ruth, Fritz and Marlese, Vera and Bob, Margie and George 87 i i i w I i 11 i 9. 9. " Dick " RICHARD C. G. SORENSEN CINCINNATI. OHIO Electrical Engineering ' 44 Civili, Aeolian Club (4); Presbyterian Club (4, 3). President (2); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Wrestling (4); Track (4)t Football, Assistant Manager (3); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). Military Service: 24 months; 1st Lt., Field Artillery; Overseas — Pacific. Long before " Dick " returned from the v ars with his bride, the former Miss Bettie Mae Tucker of Winston-Salem, whom he married in Tokyo, he had earned a reputation for being slow but extremely thorough. " Dick " has proved to be a fast friend to those of us who know him. ELMER McMASTER PUSEY, JR. CHEVY CHASE, MARYLAND Civil Engineering ' 45 Civilian Track (4): Glee Club (4, 3); Private (4, 3, 2). Military Service: 36 months; Sgt., Field Artillery; Overseas— ETO. Mac is a dutiful husband who can consequently count many household chores among his accomplishments. If he can per- suade his Betty that farm life is just what she dreams of, he will forsake the slide rule, level, and transit for the plow and hoe. Indications are that a happy and useful future is in store for Mac, whether it be building bridges, milking cows, or both. CLASS OF 1949-A Joe and Alice, Jack and Buttie, Dick and Bettie, Mac and Betty i IN RETROSPECT . . . The V.M.I. Class of 1949-A is typical of the species of conglomerated post-war classes which roam the campuses and crowd the class rooms of the colleges and uni- versities of this nation today. Its graduates are drawn from men who entered the Institute as long ago as September, 1939, and men who entered as recently as Febru- ary, 1945. Eight Brother Rat classes, from ' 43 to ' 49-A, have their representatives within its ranks. The ages of these men vary as greatly as their class numerals, for standing beside several of the youngest, who have not yet turned twenty, are the oldest, who are but a year short of thirty. Seven of these men are married, and two of them have become fathers. Of the seventy-three graduates of 1949-A, sixty-one served in one of the branches of the armed forces, twenty-three as commissioned officers. Purple hHearts and deco- rations for heroism in action are numerous among these men, and for many there are memories of Brother Rats who were not fortunate enough to return from war, and stand with them on graduation day. Among these graduates are veterans who fought in every theater on the globe, from North Africa and across Europe to the Pacific Islands and across Japan, and deep into China. There are men with the marks of war upon them. Not only the scars of battle left upon some by the shrapnel and bullets of the enemy, there are other marks — marks which man cannot see. hie must feel them. There are memories stamped forever upon the minds of some of these men, and for all their travel, and all their merry-making, these indelible memories of war cannot be erased from their minds. Older men, wiser men, have said that war is a sobering thing, that war makes a man old beyond his years. Perhaps — but these V.M.i. men who were touched by war do not prove these things. They are an older group, a group wise beyond its years per- haps, but hardly a more somber group than any of the V.M.I, classes of the past. V ar matured them, quite naturally, and the travel and experience in service gave them knowledge which no peacetime class could ever glean. But the rollicking good nature of these men, the feeling of oneness, and the spirit of brotherhood pervading the In- stitute have not been touched by war, or time, or travel. M i I i i i r s i i I. " Old Hart. " 2. Our New Jersey Mountaineer. 3. Studborough, the picture man. 4. " Are we gonna beat Tech? " 5. Kibitzing. 6. Divided thoughts — little on work. 7. Zaclc ' s most prized possession. 8. " We ' re going to win that game tomor- row. " 9. " Oh they ' re hanging old Va. in the morn- ing. " 10. Saturday in the vil- lage. 1 1. " I ' m gonna buy a paper doll. " 12. High command. 13. " It ' s great to be back. " 14. Whatsa matter men, don ' t you get enough to eat at the mess hall? I. Oh clear the way... i 2. Excursion to the v Sem. 3. Ah, these first class- men and their week- ends. 4. Shame on you, Sam- bo. 5. The band peps It up. 6. When two battalions meet. 7. Whoa, Llizlel S.Whatta man! 9. Good cheer, a la ' 47. 10. Let ' s not keep se- crets. Bill. I I. On to Atlanta. 12. " The Army As I Saw It " by J. R. Sadler. 13. Sieg Hell! 14. Final, 1947. I m i HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1949-B 8 M M M I i u I Never will there be a more memorable moment in any of our lives than the day we became Cadets of V.M.I. Entering in mid- summer we soon realized that we were not the high school big shots that were still fresh in our memories. We were Rats; no other fate could have seemed as bad, then. We could not understand the system, but when the last B. R. left the gauntlet on that glorious February afternoon, we realized that a group of individuals had been welded by this system into a spirited and recog- nized class. The new Rat class arrived on the post only a few days after we assumed the du- ties of old cadets. We were ready for them and were all eager to welcome them In the traditional manner. However, to our amaze- ment, the system which made men out of us had become " obsolete, brutal, barbaric, and ungentlemanly. " The traditional war with the first class and the tactical force resulted. It became all too evident that the third class never wins only after we lost several of our boys as martyrs of a worthy cause. That spring our class went dry as the Sahara. One of us zigged when we should have zagged. We found ourselves In line to be- come honorary members of the W. C. T. U. As all furloughs do, summer came slowly and disappeared much too rapidly. With the routine in full swing, the fall slipped away before we knew It, with football taking up most of our interest. In victory or defeat we were proud of our team. Christmas was soon a memory. Tales of a great furlough were swapped and everyone learned that the first liar In a barracks B.S. session doesn ' t have a chance. Our second class year arrived. Our entire philosophy was revised. Forgetting our feel- ings as naughty thirds, we too looked upon the third class as rats out of the ratline. Nevertheless, we realized the contribution life as a third makes to the education of the V.M.I, man. As Rats we learned to take It; as thirds we learned to give it out, but fairly. All eyes were focused on Ring Figure. After much planning and practice, the cov- eted week-end arrived. Our best girls came to V.M.I. For most of us It was their first visit. Boastful bets were placed on " arch time " , but when the time came we were all scared. Some of the uninformed lasses ducked, but the figure was a huge success. The rings felt wonderful and of course are far superior to any other In barracks. Cig- arettes were carried with the left hand and all pointing was done with the decorated finger. The June of this year brought us our first real final s. Once again the summer furlough van- ished. Football and fall slipped away. At the time of this writing we are standing on the threshold of our first class year. With cherished memories we look to " The " year in the life of the V.M.I, cadet. This year along with its F.C.P. ' s brings new jobs and responsibilities. hHavIng watched our class in its development for three years, we feel that the coming year is going to be a great one, rich with the spirit of our class, 1949-B. 92 MAXWELL SHELLEY OVERTON OFFICERS OF THE CLASS OF 1949-B VANGHN L. MAXWELL JR President NELSON T. OVERTON Vice President WILLIAM M. SHELLEY Historian i i i i II M u 1 H CLASS OF 1949-B J. H. AKERS Atlanta, Georgia Liberal Arts G. B. ASHBY, ' 47 Winston-Salem, North Carolina Civil Engineering M. P. BEDSOLE, JR Mobile, Alabama Chemistry T. R. BOHN, JR Chicago, Illinois Liberal Arts A. BOLVIG, JR Birminghann, Alebama Liberal Arts P. E. BOWERS, JR Mission, Kansas Civil Engineering T. D. BOWERS Norfolk, Virginia Electrical Engineering S. S. BRADFORD, JR., ' 45 . . . Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania Liberal Arts C. R. BRANCH, JR Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineering R. A. BRISTOW Harrisonburg, Virginia Civil Engineering R. P. BURRUSS, ' 45 Wheeling, West Virginia Civil Engineering L E. BUTLER, ' 49-A Suffolk, Virginia Pre-Medical 94 CLASS OF 1949-B A. M. CASEY, JR Houston, Texas Liberal Arts W. M. CHANDLER, JR., ' 46 Norfolk, Virginia Electrical Engineering E. D. CRANE, III Atlanta, Georgia Pre-Medical J. E. J. DUKE, III, ' 50-A Austin, Texas Civil Engineering J. W. ENOCHS, JR Hopewell, Virginia Civil Engineering G. R. EVANS, " 47 Arlington, Virginia Electrical Engineering E. O. GALLEGO, JR., ' 50-A Manila, Philippine Islands Electrical Engineering R. L. GAULT Lexington, Virginia Liberal Arts R. A. GIBBS, ' 47 New Rochelle, New York Civil Engineering R. S. GORDON Suffolk, Virginia Civil Engineering M. M. GREGORY, JR., ' 47 Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering J. W. HAGGERTY, III Washington, D. C Chemistry 95 II 1 i i i M CLASS OF 1949-B B. F. HARMON, III Hampton, Virginia Civil Engineering J. H. HEIKER, ' 49-A Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineering R. E. HILL Leesburg, Virginia Civil Engineering A. G. HUTTON, JR., ' 47 Lexington, Virginia Civil Engineering R. S. JEFFRIES, JR Bedford, Virginia Chemistry J. P. JOHANN Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering J. W. C. JOHNSON, JR Clifton Forge, Virginia Pre-Medical R. W. KALLGREN, ' 48-B Norfolk, Virginia Chemistry H. F. KEMPSELL, ' 48-B . Glen Cove, Long Island, New York Civil Engineering T. J. KING, JR., ' 46 Roanoke, Virginia Civil Engineering R. T. LARDON . . Middle Village, Long Island, New York Civil Engineering L. P. LAVILLE, JR Plaquemine, Louisiana Pre-Medical 96 CLASS OF 1949-B F. J. LAWSON, III, ' 48-B Newburgh, New York Liberal Arts L. M. LEWIS, JR Alexandria, Louisiana Liberal Arts F. A. LIDDELL, JR Houston, Texas Chemistry C. H. LOCHER, III, ' 48-B Glasgow, Virginia Civil Engineering J. L. MALLARD, ' 50-A Greensboro, North Carolina Liberal Arts W. B. MARSHALL, II Front Royal, Virginia Civil Engineering S. C. MARTY, JR Kansas City, Missouri Pre-Medical V. L. MAXWELL, JR Augusta, Georgia Electrical Engineering T. R. McNAMARA, ' 46 Norfolk, Virginia Electrical Engineering E. J. MEAD Cleveland, Ohio Chemistry J. F. MORGAN Arlington, Virginia Civil Engineering B. E. MORRISS, JR Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineering 97 li i I i i I i i s If I i CLASS OF 1949-B D. A. MURPHY, JR., ' 47 Norfolk, Virginia Electrical Engineering N. G. NELSON Slen Allen, Virginia Electrical Engineering W. M. NOFTSINGER, ' 49-A Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering G. C. OUTLAND, JR Norfolk, Virginia Liberal Arts D. H. OVERTON, JR Shelby, North Carolina Pre-Medical N. T. OVERTON Newport News, Virginia Liberal Arts C. R. PACK Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineering V. W. PATTERSON, JR., ' 46 . . Charlotte, North Carolina Civil Engineering J. L. PATTON Falls Church, Virginia Civil Engineering P. D. PAYNE, III Lovingston, Virginia Civil Engineering R. L PRILLAMAN Martinsville, Virginia Pre-Medical J. C. PRINGLE, JR Thomasville, Georgia Pre-Medical m CLASS OF 1949-B C. E. RAMMEL Alexandria, Virginia Civil Engineering R. H. RAWLES, JR Suffolk, Virginia Civil Engineering W. C. ROBERTS, JR Alexandria, Virginia Chemistry W. M. SHELLEY Atlanta, Georgia Pre-Medica! J. W. SHEPHERD Birmingham, Alabama Civil Engineering C. SIMMONS, JR., ' 47 Staunton, Virginia Pre-Medical D. S. SMAW New Bern, North Carolina Electrical Engineering H. P. SMITH, JR Hampton, Virginia Pre-Medical L E. SOUCEK Disputanta, Virginia Civil Engineering R. T. SPENCER, JR Waco, Texas Civil Engineering J. V. SPITLER, JR Luray, Virginia Civil Engineering S. H. STEPHENS, JR Mobile, Alabama Pre-Medical ss w I ® I I i m i I I 11 i I CLASS OF 1949-B G. F. STOCK, JR., ■49-A HolUndale, Mississippi Liberal Arti M. STOCKTON, JR New Orleans, Louisiana Civil Engineering W. C. STRIBLING, JR Markham, Virginia Civil Engineering W. W. SWEENEY Lynchburg, Virginia Liberal Arts K. Y. THRIFT, ' 45 Culpeper, Virginia Civil Engineering R. J. TWEEDY Lynchburg, Virginia Electrical Engineering C. B. UPSHAW, JR Atlanta, Georgia Pre-Medical J. M. VAN HOOK South Hill, Virginia Civil Engineering F. C. VANN Camilla, Georgia Liberal Arts T. B. WALKER, JR., ' 46 Schenectady, New York Electrical Engineering A. J. WALTER, JR New Iberia, Louisiana Civil Engineering C. p. WALTHOUR Birmingham, Alabama Civil Engineering 100 CLASS OF 1949-B G. L. WATERMAN, ' 47 Apalachin, New York Civil Engineering E. T. WATLING Mendham, New Jersey Civil Engineering K. WATSON, JR Lake Charles, Louisiana Electrical Engineering R. E. WEAVER, JR., ' 48-6 Rock Castle, Virginia Electrical Engineering J. E. WHITE, ' 48-B Norfolk, Virginia Chemistry P. J. WHITE ScoHsville, Virginia Civil Engineering 3 W. R. WHITEHURST, JR Staunton, Virginia Pre-Medical D. E. WILSON Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Civil Engineering W. G. WOLFE Bradenton, Florida Civil Engineering W I %, , i 101 i W i l.The Corps will form INSIDE. 2. Welcoming commit- tee. 3. Rogues ' gallery. 4. Duck soup. 5. Ka-whack! 6. Dean Hudson and Ensemble at Finals ' 47. 7. Lexington night club life. 8. Lexington Philhar- monic. 9. First rat sentinel coming up. 10. " The last mile. " 11. Pledge bait. l2. " Whole damned team. " 13. Hey, fellows, don ' t be greedyl 14. Old yell for the " SUPE. " 15. Most famous, and oldest Alumni. 16. Doug and Nancy. 17. " Believe it or not. " I. Halleluiah! . . . that long-awaited day. 2. Aftermath of nun ber I. 3. Table manners. 4. Merry Christmas fellows. 5. Traffic jam. 6. Satisfaction. . ' ■Hail, hail to Va sity . . . " 9. I ' m so-o-o glad you could come over. 10. " Christmas gift " at Southern Sem. I I. Yard birds. 12. Visitors ' Day. W m 7. Why, Pinky, we |Kj didn ' t know you vAw could play. pv ] I i i I. m HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1949-C i i I i i i In November, 1945, the class of 1949-C came into being. It was formed to accom- modate men who were unable to keep up with the work of their original classes, a few cadet veterans of World War II who had returned at the time, and in anticipation of the many more veterans who would return to enter it later. It is unique at V.M.I, in that it is the only class formed solely as an aca- demic expedient without the usual Brother Rat ties and traditions. In membership, ' 49-C has been a hodge- podge, fluctuating organization. The cosmo- politan character of the class, insofar as V.M.I. Is concerned, need only be empha- sized by mentioning that it contains repre- sentatives of the Brother Rat classes of ' 45, ' 47, ' 48-A, ' 48-B, ' 49-A, ' 49-B, and ' 50-A, and that the ages of its members run from eighteen to twenty-seven — with the excep- tion of the first class, the widest range of ages of any class in barracks. The average age of ' 49-C ' s is about twenty-two. It may be inferred from the diversity of Brother Rat classes represented and the variance of ages that ' 49-C as a group has little in com- mon outside the realm of academics — end even there there is diversity, for its mem- bers are scattered through all the major departments of the Institute. As of Septem- ber, 1947, thirty-nine of the total member- ship of seventy-one were enrolled in civil engineering, eleven in electrical engineer- ing, four in chemistry, twelve In liberal arts, and five in pre-med. Probably the qreatest difficulty confront- ing the class, and the executive department in dealing with It, has been the irregularity of many of the men ' s schedules. There can be no standard curriculum for all the ' 49-C ' s in each major department since many men have previous credits from V.M.I, that do not correspond In class or kind to those of many others in the major. And the men who returned to V.M.I, after a term or tv o at some other college have even more diverse credits. Think of the administrative head- aches involved in dealing with a class which is now In Its 2-A term but most of whose members have at least one irregular subject such as Rat language, 3-A history or Eng- lish, or any of the many subjects intended for men in other terms! — and In some cases even In other departments! And on top of that, few of the ' 49-C ' s have the same ir- regularities during the same term. At present the Class of 1949-C is purely the academic expedient that it was when it was established. It Is believed, however, that upon entering its First Class year next fall It will work more and more as a unit In order to fulfill the duties that normally fall upon the First Class, and as a consequence per- haps become a class with ties of spirit and tradition as well as those purely functional ties which bind it at present. 104 CLASS OF 1949-C M. J. ALLEN, JR., ' 46 Lynchburg, Virginia Civil Engineering F. W. BOYD, ' 48-6 Bristol, Tennessee Electrical Engineering W. M. BRITTAIN, ' 47 Greensboro, North Carolina Electrical Engineering T. L. BROOKS, III, ■49-A Virginia Beach, Virginia Pre-Medical J. E. COBB, ' 46 BIytheville, Arkansas Civil Engineering J. H. COLEMAN, JR., ' 45 Lynchburg, Virginia Civil Engineering T. R. COOKE, •49-B Lynchburg, Virginia Civil Engineering J. S. CROSWELL, JR., ' 47 Hampton, Virginia Electrical Engineering I. C. CRYTZER, JR., ' 46 Manorville, Pennsylvania Civil Engineering P. V. D. DAVIES, ' 45 Chattanooga, Tennessee Civil Engineering C. H. DAVIS, JR., ' 47 Martinsville, Virginia Civil Engineering E. P. DAVIS, ' 49-B Lexington. Virginia Liberal Arts 105 i n I i I J CLASS OF 1949-C J DISSEK, ' 49-A Sardensville, New York Civil Engineering G. W. DOOLEY, JR., ' 49-B Lynchburg, Virginia Civil Engineering R. D. ELLETT, ' 46 Lynchburg, Virginia Civil Engineering J. M. ELLIS, JR., ' 46 Elizabeth, Pennsylvania Civil Engineering P. X. ENGLISH, JR., ' 47 Meridian, Mississippi Electrical Engineering B. I. EVANS, ' 49-A Columbia, South Carolina Civil Engineering H. M. FAIN, JR., ' 48-B Bristol, Tennessee Civil Engineering M. C. FEINMAN, ' 49-B Lynchburg, Virginia Pre-Medical P. S. FLEMING, ' 47 Hamden, Connecticut Civil Engineering D. H. FORSYTH, ' 47 Plkeville, Kentucky Electrical Engineering H. G. FRANCE, ' 46 Charlottesville, Virginia Chemistry R. J. FRETZ, ' 48-B Kenmore, New York Electrical Engineering J. L. GILL, ' 46 Roanoke, Virginia Civil Engineering A. A. GREEN, JR., ' 48-B Daytona Beach, Florida Liberal Arts 105 CLASS OF 1949-C T. C. HATHAWAY, JR., ' SO-A Portsmouth. Virginia Civil Engineering W. T. HAWKINS, ' 47 Lynchburg, Virginia Civil Engineering W. C. HAYES, ' 46 Virginia Beach, Virginia Civil Engineering R. E. HEMPLE, ' 49-6 Little Falls, New Jer-.y Civil Engineering C. M. HENINS, ' 49-6 Jefferson, Virginia Pre-Medlcal H. W. HENZEL, ' 47 Albany, New York Liberal Arti A. H. HODGDON, ' 47 Frederick, Maryland Civil Engineering J. E. HOLLADAY, ' 46 Gordonsville, Virginia Electrical Engineering J. M. HUTCHISON. ' 46 Graensburg. Pennsylvania Civil Engineering R. Y. JOHNSTON, ' 46 Roanoke, Virginia Liberal Arts M. LAMONT, II, ' 47 Richmond, Virginia Liberal Arts W. C. LAND. ' 47 Madison, Georgia Civil Engineering 107 i I i f i i I I i CLASS OF 1949-C E. R. LAWHORNE, ' 48-B Lexington, Virginia Chemiitry A. M. MAGGARD, ' 49-B Larclimont, New York Liberal Arts B. D. MANN, ' 46 Norfolk, Virginia Liberal Arts L N. MAUCK, JR., ' 46 Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering N. D. McDonald, jr., ' 48-B Lynchburg, Virginia Liberal Arts T. J. MELER, ' 48-A Salem, Massachusetts Electrical Engineering R. A. MONCURE, ' 46 Radford, Virginia C, il Engineering J. M. MORGAN, ' 47 Alexandria, Virginia Civil Engineernlg J. A. NEUNHOFFER, ' 49-B Caracas, Venezuela Chemistry A. B. NIEMEYER, JR., ' 49-B Portsmouth, Virginia Pre-Medical R. H. PATTERSON. ' 48-A Richmond, Virginia Liberal Arts V. J. RAGUNUS, ' 46 Plymouth, Pennsylvania Civil Engineering 108 CLASS OF 1949-C H. L. REED, ' 48-6 West Frankfort, Illinois Civil Engineering R. C. RICE, JR., ' 48-6 Richmond, Virginia Civ!! Engineering A. S. ROBERTSON, ' 47 Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineering G. C. ROWLAND, ' 49-8 Kingston, New York Civil Engineering L SHAHUN, JR., ■48-A Memphis, Tennessee Liberal Arts A. C. SMITH, JR., ' 47 Norfolk. Virginia Civil Engineering C. S. SNODDY, JR., ■48-B Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Chemistry W. B. TAYLOR, ' 47 Big island, Virginia Civil Engineering R. L. THOMASON, ' 49-B Leeds, Alabama Civil Engineering R. C. THOMPSON, ' 48-B Culpeper, Virginia Civil Engineering i ii II ffl i CLASS OF 1949-C T. W. TISERH, ' 49-B Wilmer, Texas Civil Engineering J. W. TIMMINS, JR., ' 47 Dallas, Texas Liberal Arts T. M. WATSON, JR., ' 48-B Dallas, Texas Civil Engineering V . A. WHITEHURST, ' 49-B Virginia Beach, Virginia Civil Engineering E. J. WILLIAMS, JR., ' 46 New Orleans, Louisiana Civil Engineering P. E. WOOD, JR., ' 47 Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineering C. WOODARD, ' 48-B Wilson, North Carolina Liberal Arts J. A. WRIGHT, ' 47 Churchland, Virginia Electrical Engineering D. E. WYKOFF, ' 48-A Salem, Ohio Pre-Medical IK) I H M E M R I A M HERMAN LEIGH PAGE. JR. " Sonny " canne to the Virginia Military Institute from Amherst, Virginia. He matriculated with the class of 1949-B on July II, 1945. His many friends at V.M.I, learned, with a great deal of sorrow, of his death during sum- mer furlough. He was killed accidentally on August 15, 1947. WILLIAM J. DINWIDDIE " Jap, " as he was affectionately known to us, entered V.M.I, on March 4, 1946, as a mem- ber of the class of 1950-A. He brought with him a distinguished record of service overseas during V orld War II. At V.M.I., he showed the same principles of character and high-mindedness which had won for him many decorations while in the service of his country. It was with great sorrow that we learned of his death on June 1 1, 1947. HERMAN LEIGH PAGE, JR. WILLIAM J. DINWIDDIE W. i i H HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1950-A I i i I On March 4, 1946, forty young men made their first appearance at the Institute. Some of us came from Uncle Sam ' s serv- ices; others of us were just out of high school. But regardless of what we were be- fore, we were soon introduced to the V.M.i. way of doing things. The three and a half months that followed were to prove very eventful for each of us. Our first Easter hHop gave us a welcome pause in the strict rou- tine to which we were becoming accus- tomed. After a seeming eternity, June came, and 1950-A became a class. After a very short summer vacation, we returned to school. Although we were not third classmen then, we had many new privileges. Among others, one of our most important duties was to help indoctrinate the new cadets in the principles and tradi- tions of the Institute. In November came our first corps trip, the annual trip to Roa- noke for our game with V.P.I. A month later we left on the long awaited Christmas furlough. In February, we were granted our third class privileges, and with these came more new responsibilities. Many of our class at- tained the rank of corporal. The next few months were busy ones for us, but time passed quickly, and it was time for Finals again. Returning in September, we were sad- dened by the loss during summer vacation of one of our most beloved Brother Rats. Admired and respected by the entire corps, " Jap " Dinwiddle was a symbol of the type of man who has Immortalized V.M.I. Additional responsibilities were passed on to us, several of our Brother Rats reaching the rank of sergeant, and we began to look forward with eager anticipation to our Ring Figure. In October the corps had its longest trip In recent years to Atlanta for the Geor- gia Tech game. Thanksgiving, 1947 was en- graved In our memories not only by upset- ting V.P.I., but also by our buying their mas- cot gobbler at auction. Then back to the books, and waiting for the Christmas fur- lough became our main preoccupation. In February of this year another mile- stone of our lives at V.M.I, was reached. We became the second class, and new privileges were ours. Leadership of the Second Class Finance Committee became our responsi- bility. At long last Easter arrived and we put on our class rings for the first time, the event most Important for all of us. The class ring, symbol of comradeship, bound us more tightly together In a common love and re- spect for each other. Of the original forty members of ' 50-A, Finals this year finds us with but twenty-three members still at the Institute. Although we are diminished in numbers, we look forward with great expec- tation to the remainder of our stay at V.M.I. ™» LOGSDON COLLIER BUNCH OFFICERS OF THE CLASS OF 1950-A WILLIAM D. COLLIER - P " ' . " | HAROLD E. LOGSDON ' " f, " ' f " JENNINGS B. BUNCH, JR Historian 113 I W i CLASS OF 1950-A L. J. ADAMS, ' 48-B Norwalk. Connecticut Pre-Medical C. A. ANDREWS, ' 48-A Irvinqton, New Jersey Chemistry C. G. AVERY, JR., ' 48- Heldcroff. Virginia Civil Engineering J. D. BALL, " 48-B Conneilsville, Pennsylvanii Pre-Medical T. J. BARR Granite City, lilino Civil Engineering B. BUNCH, JR. Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineering A. L BYRON, ' 49-B Cockeysville. Maryland Pre-Medical G. T. CHALLONER, ■49-B Hilton Village, Virginia Civil Engineering W. T. CLARK Jackson, Mississippi Civil Engineering W. D. COLLIER Bloomfield, Nev Jersey Civil Engineering R. H. CROCKER, •49-B Emporia. Virginia Civil Engineering J. J. CROLEY, JR., ' 47 Nevisdale. Kentucky Pre-Medical H. C. DISCHINGER, ' 45 Gloucester, Virginia Civil Engineering W. C. DRESSER Appomattox, Virginia Electrical Engineering B. T. FRANKLIN, 48-A Curacao, N. W. I. Electrical Engineering S. S. GILLESPIE, ' 47 Rocky Mount, Virginia Civil Engineering J. D. HAMNER, JR., ' 48-B Ammon, Virginia Civil Engineering E. R. LAINE, JR., ' 4B-B V indsor. Virginia Civil Engineering 114 Its CLASS OF 1950-A H. E. LOeSDON Bowling Green Kentucky Electrical Engineering R. R. MANDT Charleston, West Virginia Electrical Engineering R. L. MARTIN Staten Island. New York Electrical Engineering H. E. McWANE, JR. Lynchburg, Virginia Civil Engineering J. B. MOSS, JR., ' 46 Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineerin E. T. NASCHOLD, JR., ' 50-1 Erie, Pennsylvania Electrical Engineering L. S. NOTTINGHAM, JR., ' 46 Lynchburg, Virginia Civil Engineering J. G. RIPLEY Staunton, Virginia Civil Engineering E. SHEPHERD, JR., ' 48- Birmingham, Alabama Civil Engineering C. L SHUFFLEBARGER, JR., ' 49-B Bluefield, Virginia Civil Engineering H. J. SIMPSON, ' 47 Norfolk. Virginia Civil Engineering P. W. STAGG, ' 48-A Richmond. Virginia Civil Engineering G. C. STEIN, ' 48-B Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering H. W. STROHM, ' 48-B Philadelphia, Pennsylvani, Chemistry R. S. TAUSS New York, New York Civil Engineering C. M. MILLER, ' 49-A Roanoke, Virginia Pre-Medical E. H. WILL, JR., ' 49-B Dayton, Ohio Electrical Engineering W. W. WINFREE, JR., ' 49-B Lynchburg. Virginia Civil Engineering M. E. ' WITCHER Houston. Texas Electrical Engineering Si i s i i i i i i I 1 M i 1 i i a PHOVD OF HEU FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO VINDICATE HER- HONOR OR DEFEND HER RIGHTS ■ Top: The Brother Rafs of 1944. Middle: The Brother Rats of 1945. Bottom: The Brother Rats of 1946. 116 STATE: OBJECTSOF HONEST- PRIDE TO THEIR IfSSTHYCTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS- OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE - STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY- IN • EVERY- TI ME - OF ■ DEEPEST- PERIL INDI 9 TE HEp- HONOR OR- DEFEND HER RK HTS The Brother Rats of 1947. MORE " FOR OLD TIMES ' SAKE " THAN ANYTHING ELSE. WE PRESENT GROUP PICTURES OF THE BROTHER RAT CLASSES NOW IN BARRACKS . . . The Brother Rats of 1948-A. A-CRATIFYING SPECTACU ANHONOR TO-OVK COVNTRY AND OVR STATE: OBJECTS Of HONEST PWDE TO THEIR. !NSTR.yCTOR.S AND FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIER.S : ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATP PROVD OF HEP. FAME AND READY IN EVER,Y TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO VINDICATE HER HONOP- OR DEF£ 4D HER RIGHTS 6- ' 7 W EJTON u g U n I I i i i A- GRATIFYI NG ■ SPECTACLE ■• AN HONOR- TO • OyR- COVN|TRY- AND OVR STATE:0BJECTSOF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR- INlSTRyCTORS- AND FAIR SPECIMENS OF ■ CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND - READY- IN EVERY -TI(|iE OF- DEEPEST PERIL TO VINDICATE HER JiONOR OR D END F R RIGHTS q. O ' Cg Tf ST f .f A _ (TS ' The Brother Rats of 1948-B. The Brother Rats of 1949-A. A CKATIFYINC SPECTACLE AN HONOR TO OVR. COV TR.Y AND OVR. STATE OBJECTS OF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR. IHSTRVCTORS ' AND FAIR SPECIMENS OF CmZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TOTHEIR NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAMEAND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO VINDICATE HER HONOR OR DEFEND HER RIGHT i THE HEALTH FVL AND PLEASANT ABODE OF A CR.OWD OF HONORABLE YOYTHS PRESSING VP THE HILL OF SCIENCE WITH NOBLE EMYLATION A GRATIFYING SPECTACLE AN HONOR TO OVR COVNTRY AND OVR STATE OBJECTS OF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR INSTRYCTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL The Brother Rats of 1949-B. 1 The Brother Rats of 1950-A. A GRATIFYING SPECTACLE AN HONOR TO OVR COVN(TRYAND OVR STATE: OBJECTS OF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR i fSTRVCTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS OFCmZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO VINDICATE HER HONOR OR DEFEND HER RIGHTS i i 119 s m M i HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1950-B i m II i 9 i i 1 I Excuse me, was I pointing? I apologize for my crudeness. You were asking about the Virginia Military Institute, and I natur- ally wished to draw your particular atten- tion to the ninth of September, 1946. This is the date on which the members of the Class of 1950 first matriculated at the " pleasant abode " . This did not make them a class — not yet. There were nine lonq months under the influence of the rat system ahead of them. During this time, the people of 1950 were introduced to two third classes, the General Committee, numerous reaulations, one commandant, th at archfiend called " the hill " , and the highly technical terms " butt left " , " I.C.C " , and " the max " . All of this was designed to make a V.M.I. Class out of men who ranged from fifteen to twenty-five. The rat line ended, after innumerable rumors, on the sixth of June, 1947. Oh, that gaunt- let! The very length of the thing took the wind and legs of a seasoned track man. These pains, however, marked the birth of a new Class in barracks. As Third Classmen, these people have shown the same spirit which was a charac- teristic of their rat year. The Class had dropped from over three hundred and fifty to iust two hundred and one. The scholastic axe, edged with a 7.5, was particularly dam- aging. The lost Brother Rats were thought of occasionally, but the reintroduction of the O.G.A. into barracks, the new responsi- bilities, and, above all, the more difficult su bjects tended to keep idle thoughts at a minimum. As Thirds, the Class of 1950 found that " life is truly hard and cruel " . The Pre- Meds fumbled for hours among spilled pre- cipitates and broken beakers in Quant Lab while their blood-brothers, the Chemists, struggled for the " house grade " with " Les " and " Butch " . The E.E. ' s and Civils soon learned why Calculus deserved the title of the " Mystery Hour " . They were cheered by the prospect of more difficult subjects to come. The Liberal Artists staggered through mountains of material, heard lectures on ev- erything from Wagner to the etymon of that four-letter word, and listened dazedly to various sesgulpedallan sides on life. Ev- eryone " finned out " in this mental rat line. It is too early to tell much about the aca- demic work that will be done by these peo- ple, but it is safe to say that they are prom- ising, very promising. I must apologize again for my rudeness in pointing; but, you see, it is the Class of 1950. 120 8 i WILLIAMS THOMPSON BUCHANAN OFFICERS OF THE CLASS OF 1950-B NORRIS B. THOMPSON President ERSKINE WILLIAMS, JR Vice President WILLIAM J. BUCHANAN Historian 121 M IJ u I i I i M i CLASS OF 1950-B S. J. ABRAMEDIS Clifton Forge, VirglnN J. F. ACKERMAN, JR. Binghamton, New York Liberal Arts H. W. ANDERSON Richmond, Virginia T. W. ALTIZER, ' 49-B North Tazewell, Virginii Civil Engineering H. T. ANSELU, JR. Roanoke, Virginia Civil Engineering H. G. BENNETT, JR. Danville, Virginia Liber al Arts J. L. BARNES Upper Montclair, New Jersey Pre-Medical C. L. BENTLEY Honesdale, Pennsylvania Electrical Engineering N. D. BERLIN, JR. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Chemistry J. V. BERBERICH, III Washington, D. C. Civil Engineering C. BERRY Greensboro. North Carolina Liberal Arts A. A. BILODEAU Littleton, New Hampshir Chemistry W. H. BLACKWELL, JR. Rehobofh Church, Virginia Electrical Engineering M. C. BLAYDES Snell, Virginia Pre-Medical C. p. BOLVIG Birmingham, Alabama Chemistry F. G. BOEHM Brooklyn, New York Electrical Engineering G. W. BOND, JR. Bedford Virginia Civil Engineering F. E. BORTON, ' 46 Miami, Florida Chemistry J. G. BOOGADES, ' 49-8 Norfolk Virginia Liberal Arts C. W. BRAGG, JR. Clifton Forge Virgini, Civil Engineering J. A. BRIAN Chester, West Virginii Chemistry H. M. BRAND Salem, Virginia Electrical Engineering R. L. BROOKE Richmond, Virgini, Liberal Arts A. W. BROWN Oaytona Beach, Florida Liberal Arts 122 CLASS OF 1950-B S. B. BROWN Richmond, Virqini, Liberal Arts W. J. BUCHANAN Wheeling, West Virgin!. Liberal Arts Y. G. BURNHAM Montclair. New Jersey Electrical Engineering T. J. BURCKELL Richmond. Virgini, Liberal Arts E. S. BURROUGHS Jacksonville. Florida Chemistry A. T. CAROZZA Baltimore, t aryland Civil Engineering J. E. BUTLER Clifton Forge Virqinii Civil Engineering K. W. CARRINGTON York, Pennsylvania Pre-Medical L J. CHEGIN Donora. Pennsylvania Civil Engineering J. C. CAUSEY Suffolk Virginia Civil Engineering H, L CHRYSSIKOS Bedford Virginia Civil Engineering G. J. COLLIER Annapolis, Maryland Civil Engineering G. S. COFFMAN Elkins West Virginia Liberal Arts F. A. COSTELLO, JR. Clarksburg. West Virginia Electrical Engineering F. W. COX, JR. Oceana, Virgini, Civil Engineering R. C. COUPLAND, JR. Washington, D. C. Electrical Engineering C. C. CROWDER, JR. Biloxi. (vtississippi Elcctrcal Engineering J. G. DAVIS Martinsville, Virgini, Chemistry H. G. DASHIELL, JR. Smithfield. Virginia Electrcal Engineering C. D. DEYERLE Roanoke. Virginia Electrical Engineering W. L DRISKILL, JR. Lynchburg. Virginia Pre-Medical R. S. DICKSON Mount Pleasant lov. Civil Engineering T. F. DRUMWRIGHT, JR. Newport News. Virginia Electrical Engineering J. M. ELLIS Bayonne, New Jersey Liberal Arts I I i I k i i i 123 M i y 1 i 1 VI CLASS OF 1950-B T. V. EVA Syracuse, New York Liberal Arts J. FELVEY, II Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineering W. p. FERGUS, JR. Monroe, Louisiana Civil Engineering E. FISHER, JR. Brooldine. Massachusetts Liberal Arts B. E. FLAGGE, ' 47 Norfolk. Virginia Electrical Engineering D. W. FLEMING Hamd-n Connecticut Liberal Arts J. H. FLIPPEN, JR. Crewe. Virginia Liberal Arts W. A. FORREST, JR. Richmond. Virginia Liberal Arts H. W. FRENCH V ashinqton. D. C. Civil Engineering J. R. FULGHAM, JR., ' 48-B Windsor, Virginia Liberal Arts C. L. GALLIHER Bristol. Tennesse. Civil Engineerin F. W. GETZEN Dade City, Florida Chemistry J. G GOLIGHTLY Char|p ton. West Virginia Liberal Arts J. M. GORDON Norfolk, Virginii Liberal Arts C. C. GRAY Minden, Loui Liberal Arts Z. T. GRAY, III Hampton. Virginii Pre-Medical A. H. GREEN Gloucester Point Virgin!, Civil Engineering H. B. GREEN Davtona Beach, Florida Liberal Arts M. H. GUSTAVE Hudson, Pennsvlva Civil Engineering R. R. HAGAN Norfolk, Virginii Civil Engineerin D J. HALPIN Toledo Ohio Civil Engineer T. R. HANDY Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineering L. A. HARRISON, JR. Salem, Virginia Electrical Engineering T. M. HARRISON Front Royal, Virginia Liberal Arts 124 CLASS OF 1950-B W. E. HARRISON, JR. Alexandria, Virginia Electrical Engineering T. P. HARWOOD, JR. Crewe, Virginia Liberal Arts J. B. HAWKINS Birmingtiam, Alaba Civil Engineering A. HAWTHORNE Keysviiie, Virginia S. L. HAYES, JR. Charlotte North Carolina Chemistry B. C. HURLEY, JR. Larchmonf New York Liberal Arts J. H. JOLLY Holland, Virqini, Pre-Medical J. D. JONES Dallas. Texaf Pre-Medical T. G. KEEBER Lvo " S Illinois Civil Engineering T. D KELLY Alexandria Virginii Liberal Arts W. W. KELLY Big Stone Gap, Virginid Liberal Arts R. M. KESLER Rivertor. Virgini, Pre-tvledical W. T. KILBY Suffolk. Virginia Civil Engineering T. H. KIRK, JR. Portsmouth, irginii Pre-Medical D. D. KIRSCH Steubenville, Ohio Electrical Engineering J. B. KOHEN, JR. Norfolk, Virginia Liberal Arts D F. KOVARIK Arlington Virginia CivirEngineering E. E. KRITZMACHER Manchester, Connecticut Chemistry W. B. KUYKENDALL, JR. Alexandria Virginia Electrical Engineering G. G. LANCASTER, JR. Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering A. L. LAWRENCE, JR. Macon Georgia Chemistry M. p. LAWRENCE, JR. Clifton Forge, Virginia Liberal Arts R. J. LAZENBY Bedford, Virginia Civil Engineering i i i i i 125 M m i u M I CLASS OF 1950-B R. E. LEITHISER Havre de Grace, Maryland Electrical Engineering L. L. LEWANE Camden. New Jersey Pre-Medical W. C. LEWIS Tairahassee, Florida Liberal Arts E. e. LUCAS Chicago, Illinois Pre-Medical L. LUNSFORD, JR. London Bridge, irginia Pre-Medical C. p. LYDEN Mobile, Alaba Civil Engineeri R. F. LYND Staunton, Virglnid Pre-Medical J H. LYONS, JR. Washington, D. C. Pre-Medical D. W. MARBLE Fraclcville , Pennsylvanii Civil Engineering G. MASON Petersburg, Virginia Civil Engineering R. W. MASSIE, III Lynchburg. Virginia Civil Engineering J. C. MATTERN, ' 49-6 Rockville Center, Nev York Civil Engineering A. W. McDANIEL Mount Sterling, Kentucky Pre-Medical G. C. McGEE Richmond, Virginia Chemistry D. M. C. GREATHEAD, ' 50-A Richmond, Virginia D. W. McLONEY Cynthiana, Kentucky Civil Engineering N. J. McMANUS Douglaston, Long Island, New York Electrical Engineering P. M. MEREDITH Norfolk, Virginia Civil Engineering M. W. MICHAUX, ' 48-8 Goldsboro, North Carolina Liberal Arts H. N. MICHIE, JR. Fayetteville, North Carolina Civil Engineering E. A. MILLER, JR. Atlantic Beach, New York Liberal Arts H. R. MILLS, ' 48-A Kingsport, Tenness. Liberal Arts A. J. MITCHELL Brooklyn, New York Pre-Medical 126 CLASS OF 1950-B J. H. MITCHELL Longview, Texas Pre-Medical W. R. MOORE, ' BO-A Lynchburg, Virginia Liberal Arts W. E. MOORMAN, JR. Gloucester County Virginia Civil Engineering ' R. S. MORTON Pewee Valley. Kentucky Civil Engineering W. R. MUIR New York Nev( York Liberal Arts P. B. MURRAY, ' 49-B Swarthnnore. Pennsyivani. Chemistry J. P. NARDELLO Pcekskill, New York Electrical Engineering R. P. NEAL North Tazewell, Virgini, Civil Engineering R. NORRIS, JR. Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineer J. W. NURNEY, JR. Suffolk, Virginia Liberal Arts E. L. OAST, JR. Portsmouth, Virginia Liberal Arts S. D. OLINGER, JR. Big Stone Sap, Virginia Pre-Medical J. E. OLIVARES, JR., ' 50-A Manila, Philippine Islands Electrical Engineering S. L. OLIVER, JR. Lynchburg VIrgini Civil Engineering W. C. OVERMAN, JR. Elizabeth City, North Carolina Civil Engineering V. D. PALAZZO New York, New York Electrical Engineering P. R. PALMER St. Joseph, Michigan J. H. PARROTT, II Roanoke, Virginia Civil Engineering C. H. PATTON Decatur. Geor. Civil Engineeri T. B. PHILLIPS, JR. Richmond Virginia Civil Engineering T. C. PHILLIPS, JR. Abingdon, Virginia Liberal Arts W. C. POTTERFIELD, JR. Baltimore, Maryland Electrical Engineering J. W. RAFFENSPERGER Baltimore. Maryland Civil Engineering L K. REARICK Rural Valley, Pennsylv ¥ M 1 i i 127 w CLASS OF 1950-B E. G. REINHOLD Miami Shores, Florida Civil Engineering B. E. RENTON Tuckahoe, New Yorlc Civil Engineering D. R. REYNOLDS Kittaning, Pennsyl ' Electrical Engineei H. B. ROBERTS, JR. Salisbury, Maryland Liberal Arts J. W. p. ROBERTSON Warrenton. Virginia Civil Engineering R. J. ROBERTSON, JR. NorfoU. Virginia Pre-Medical R. H RUDD, JR. RIclimond. Virgin!, Liberal Arts G. E. SALLEY Richmond Vii Pre-Medical H. B. SAUDER Wheeling, West Virgini, Pre-Medical 5. E. SAUNDERS. JR. Arrington, Virginia Civil Engineering W. G. SCANLAN, JR. Freeport. Nev Yorl Civil Engineering F. W. SCHAUMBURG, JR. Upper Montclair. New JerSi Liberal Arts C. J SCHLUTER Brucefon, Pennsylvta Civil Engineering G. D. SHACKELFORD, JR., ' 49-A Petersburg, Virginia Civil Engineering J. W. SHEFFIELD, JR. Americus, Georgia Civil Engineering M. H. SHELTON JR. Martinsville. Virginia Civil Engineering W. E. D. SHEPHERD Washington, D. C. Liberal Arts F. L. SILVER Columbus, Georgi, Chemistry D J. SINCLAIR, JR.. ' 48-B Laurinburg, North Carolina Liberal Arts R. E. SKELTON Roanoke, Virgini, Pre-Medical G. E. SMALLWOOD Cumberland, Virgini, Civil Engineering E. L SMITH Richmond, Virginia Liberal Arts R. N. SMITH, ' 47 Bluefield, Virgini, Civil Engineering K. E. STAGG, ' 50-A Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering 128 t29 CLASS OF 1950-B J. W. STEPHENS, JR. Palm Beach, Florida Crvil Engineering R. M. STEWART Valdosta Georgia Civil Engineering T L. STRAWHAND, III Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineering H. T. SUTHERLAND Bedford, Virginia Civil Engineering K. E. TAFT, JR. White Plains, Nev York Liberal Arts W. p. TALBOTT Roanoke Virginia Civil Engineering R. F. TAMALIS Edwardsville, Pennsylvania Electrical Engineering J. K. TAYLOR Hinsdale lllinoii Electrical Engine C. E. TEWES, JR. San Antonio, Texa: Electrical Engineer J. L. THOMAS Richmoid, Virginia Civil Engineering N. B. THOMPSON Roanoke, Virginia Electrical Engineering W. L. THORNTON Neenah, Wisconsin Civil Engineering R. T. TOWNSEND, II, ■49-A Dallas, Texas Civil Engineering R. J. TRAPPEY, JR. Lafayette, Louisiana Civil Engineering R. J. TRINKLE, JR. Lexington, Virginia Chemistry W. R. TUXHORN Urbana, Illinois Chemistry F. V. TWEEDY Lynchburg, Virginit Pre-Medical D. R. VANDERBEEK Mahwah New Jersey Civil Engineering W. VAN OMMEREN Perkasie Pennsylvania Civil Engineering I. N. VAUGHAN Ashland Virginia Civil Engineering J. VELTRI New Kensington, Pennsylvani. Civil Engineering W. M. VICKERS Washington, D. C. Civil Engineering A. M. VOLK Brooklyn, New York Electrical Engineering A. S. WAGNER, JR. Baltimore, tvlaryland Chemistry i 1 8 i » a I m 1 i II CLASS OF 1950-B S. E. WALDHEIM Buffalo New York C!v!l Engineering T C. WALKER, JR. Mounf Pleasant, Texas Electrical Engineering R. A. WARREN, JR. Huntington, West Virgini, Electrical Engineering W. M. WARWICK, ' BO-A Washington, Virginia Civil Engineering N. T. WATSON Macon Georgia Civil Engineering P. T. WEBB, JR. Wayne, Pennsylvania Electrical Engineering C. W. WELLER t arraroneck, Nev» York Electrical Engineering J. S. WEST Rictirrond. Virginia Electrical Engineering E. WILLIAMS, JR. Memphis, Tenness. Liberal Arts T. R. WILLIAMS, JR. Harlingen, Texas Pre-Medical H. E. WISE Wilmington, Dela Civil Engineering T. F. WITT, JR. Richmond. Virginia Liberal Arts H. E. WOOD, JR. Richmond. Virgini Liberal Arts J. WORK Staunton Virginia Electrical Engineering M. M. WORTHINGTON Bel Air, Maryland Electrical Engineering J L WRIGHT, JR. Ashland. Virginia Civil Engineering R. J. YOUNG Enid, Oklahoma Pre-Medical G. K. ZETTERSTRAND Woodstock. New York Civil Engineering I i 130 THE HEALTHFVL AND ?L£ASANT ABODEOF A CR.O ) D Of HONORABLE YOVTHS PKESSING VP THE HiUOFSCIEHCE WITH NOBLE EMVLATiON A GRATIFYING SPECTACLE : AN HONOR TO-OVRCOVHTRYANDOVR. STAT£:OBJECTS Of HONEST-PRIDE TO THEIR IISSTRYCTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TOTHEIR- NATIVE-STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY- IN- EVERY TIME- OF DEEPEST PERIL TO VitlDICATE MSP. iiONilR O DEFEMP HER-ilCHTS The Brother Rat Class of 1950-B. i ' i u i i 131 ml I i i 1 HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1951 On Monday, September 3, 1947, a large group of young men recently graduated from high school or discharged from one of the armed services of our country strode into Jackson Arch. Upon entering this arch, they were greeted by the concerted shouts and yells of approximately five hundred up- perclassmen who were more than eager to impress them with their authority and supe- riority. This was our first taste of things to come while in the famous V.M.I. Rat-Line. It is doubtful that any one of us will ever forget those first few steps made inside bar- racks. After a few days of processing we began to settle down to the old grind of studying. After a few more days, we were put into the regular companies. Time began to fly, and before we realized it, we had been to our first torchlight parade, seen the Keydets win the first ball game of the season, and been released from the Rat-Line for a period of twenty-four hours. Intermingled with these things were a few " step-offs. . and " resur- rections, " all of which were taken in stride. The weeks rolled steadily past and Thanks- giving Weekend arrived. This was even more enjoyable than hlomecoming, for the Big Red soundly trounced our traditional foes, V.P.I., and we were let out of the Rat-Line for three whole days! Three weeks after the Thanksgiving week- end, Christmas furlough began. All of us made merry to the nth degree during those fifteen wonderful days. Several of our Brother Rats failed to return, the ties of home being too hard to break again. We who did return were very reluctant about it, and were indeed a dejected bunch as we trudged back into barracks. After the exams, we settled down for that long stretch from February to June. From time to time we got into trouble with the upperclassmen, but somehow, things always settled down after a time. Of course we were told countless times that never before had " Rats " had it so easy, but naturally they could never convince us of that. One Sunday during Spring, we went through what is known as " Bloody Sunday " , a connotation which does not do justice to the occasion. Not too many days later, we ran the " gauntlet, " another experience which we shall never forget. We were tired but we were happy! At times we disliked the place and the system. At other times we loved it. We all think that we had a good time, regardless of some of the unpleasant things that had hap- pened, and we are certainly proud to be old cadets now. 132 CLASS OF 1951 G. B. AGNOR, JR. Lexington, Virginia H. AMBROSE, JR. Alexandria, Virgin!, H. P. AMES, JR. Arlington, Virginia H. E. ATKINSON North Tazewell, Virginia W. D. BABER Hampton, Virginia F. G. ANSON Ashland, Kentucky H. R. BAILEY Roanoke, Virginii C. C. BARR Lutherville. Maryland D. W. BALDWIN Falli Church. Virgii G. W. BARTHELMESS, JR. P. E. BARTON Norfolk, Virgini, J. G. BATSAKIS Petosky. Michigan S. H. BASS, JR. Waihinqton, D. C. H. L. BAXLEY, JR. Hume, Virginia L. H. BEAZLIE, JR. Newport News, Virgini, R. C. BELL Norfolk, Virginia H. E. BELL Williamsburg, Virgir D. R. BENNETT Washington. D. C. K. A. BERNICH New Orleans, Louisiana J. A. BLAKEMORE, JR. Emory, Virginia M. J. BLACKWELL, JR. Saltville, Virginia H. J. BOWEN, JR. Newport, Rhode Island W. B. BOWLES Salem, Virginia T. J. BROWN, JR. Tazewell, Virginia J. C. BROWN Richmond, Virgir J. D. BRUMMETT Jenkins. Kentucky H. G. BRYAN Alexandria, Virgini; W. p. CALDWELL Radford, Virginia W. T. BRYANT Lynchburg, Virginia M. P. CANBY, JR. Washington, D. C. J. D. CAREY Buckroe Beach. Virginia W. T. CARLSON Miami, Florida i i ! i i 133 I w. CLASS OF 1951 1 w ' D. CARRAWAY, JR. Beaumont, Texas C. R. CARSTENS J. P. CATALANO Brooklyn. Virginia W R. J. E. CATLIN, JR. Fairlawn, New Jersey W. CHAPLIN Hot Springs. Virginia H J. L. CLARKSON, JR. Millboro, Virginia i G. J. W. CLAWSON Richmond. Virginia J. M. CLOSE Cumberland, Maryland L. COHEN Covington. Georgia iW R. H. COLE Washington, D. C. i J. P. COLEY El Dorado. Arkansas 1 ra G. J. P. CONNOLLY, 11 Baltimore, Maryland W. COSTELLO, JR. Mobile, Alabama • G. T. COWHERD, JR. Cartersvilie, Virginia M, P D. COX Haverstraw. New York 1 H. A. M. CRAWFORD, JR. Philadelphia, Pennsylvai K. CRISP Huntington. West Virginia G. W. CROWSON. JR. New Iberia. Louisiana i L R. DaROZA San Francisco. California S. C. C. DAVIS California. Pennsylvania D. DAVIS Philadelphia, Pennsylvania M W. B. DAWSON Reedville. Virginia 1 C. H. DICKENS South Boston. Virginia 8 i J. C. W. DICKINSON Richmond, Virginia H. DOUGHERTY Harrisburg, Pennsylvania R. A. DuBOSE Roanoke. Virginia M. J. DUGGAN Palo Alto, California .w G. H. H. DUVAL. JR. Alexandria, Virginia T. EDWARDS, JR. Franklin, Virginia s C. E. ELEY, JR. Suffolk, Virginia - G. A. ELLIOT Easton, Maryland L. J. ELLIS Gilbert. West Virginia 134 CLASS OF 1951 W. B. ELLIS Tallahassee, Florida J. G. ELLISON, JR. Pittsburgh. Pennsy! J. L. ENOCHS, JR. J. S. EVANS Murfreesboro, North Ca D. J. EWING Oak Park, lllino E. J. EVANS, JR. Norfolk, Virgini, R. C. FALWELL M. J. FOSTER, JR. Franklin. Louisiana V . M. FLIPPEN, JR. Richmond. Virginia L. J. FRANCHI J. H. FRIEND, JR. Spring Hill. Alaba J. M. GIBSON Fredericksburg, Virginia R. W. GOEBEL River Forest, lllino C. H. GEARHART, JR. Welch. West Virginia J. J. GONZALES Waterbury. Connectii P. J. GONZALES, JR. F. C. GORHAM Alexandria, Virginia J. R. GORMAN, JR. Lynchburg, Virginia W. A. GRAF Watertown, N C. T. GREEN, JR. Suff olk. Virginia York J. S. GRAY Hampton. Virgii J. R. GREEN JR. Richmond. Virgini, F. GROSS Vinton. Virginia A. H. GRIFFITH, JR. Buena Vista. Virginia E. R. GRIFFITH Leesburg, Virgini. W. L HAIRSTON Martinsville. Virginia J. T. HAMLIN, JR. Danville. Virginia J. H. HARDY Shreveport, Louisiana S. A. HANNAH Cliftcn Forge. R. E. HARRINGTON Southern Pines, North Carolina W. F. HARRIS Lexington, Virginia W. J. HART, JR. Uxbridge, Massachusetts m I 1 135 n u i i I i S i i to CLASS OF 1951 E. H. T. HAY, JR. Frankfort, Kentucky W. M. HAYS Lewlsburg, Tenne T. L. HEDGE Dublin, Virgini, L HENSON, JR. Buena Vista, Virgini, C. E. HELD Lawrenceburq, J. A. HERRING Saint Petersburg, Florida R. E HERRMANN Richmond, Virginia E. J. HILL Hampton, Virginia H. B. HIGBY, JR. Petersburg, Virgini, G. D. HOLLOWAY Messick, Virginia J. T. HOWARD Norton, Virgmlc F. INMAN, JR. Richmond, Virginia G. R. HUNT, JR. Dublin, Virginia C. W. IRONMONGER Norfolk, Virginia A. J. JOHNS Chicago, Illinois H. JORDAN, JR. Kirkwood, Missouri B. K. JOHNSON, JR. Windsor, Virginia F. R. KASTEEL Curacao, Netherlands West Indie N. B. KENNEDY Wise, Virginia M. A. KING, JR. Richmond, Virgini, B. S. KIDWELL, JR. Arlington, Virginia A. D. KNEESEY Louisville. Kentucky T. D. KOLB J. F. LAKE Tampa, Florida C. D. KUNKEL, III Norton, Virginia W. D. LANNING Birmingham, Alaba D. LAWRENCE Houston, Texas J. W. LAUERMAN Ridgewood, New Jersey R. R. LAVILLE Plaquemine, Loui; R. C. LAZZELL Holden, West Virginia W. J. LECK Rockville Center, Ne J. T. LEDDY McComb, Missouri 136 137 CLASS OF 1951 W. K. LEDERMAN Curtice, Ohio J. E LEMLEY Stephens City, Virginia R. M. LITTLE, III Chicago, Illinois T. S. LONG Cincinnati, Ohio E. M. LOPEZ, JR. Rizal, Philippine Islands J. W. LOWDEN, JR. McKeesport, Pennsylv E. D. LUTES McKeesport, Pennsylv J. A. LYDEN, JR. tvlobile, Alabarr J. W. MacDONALD Cincinnati, Ohio H. M. MANDERBACH, JR. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A. J. MARCHAND JR. Baton Rouge, Louisiana T. L. MARR Saint Petersburg, Florida J. H. MARSHALL Louisa. Virginia J. S. M. MARFIAK East Rutherford, New Jersey R. M. MARSHALL Norfolk, Virginia B. M. MARTIN Covington, Virgini, St. J. R. MARSHALL, JR. Washington, D. C. F. M. MASQUELETTE Houston, Texas G. M. MAXWELL Augusta, Georgia C. E. MAY, JR. •idgewater, Virginia F-. R. McAllister, jr. Pulaski, Virginia W. McCALLUM, III Newport News, Virginia J. R. McCarthy Daytona Beach, Flo R. F. McFARLIN Little Rock, Arkans, F. S. McGEE Marshall, Texas M. L. McRAE Hopewell, Virgini. G. s. McVeigh Lynchburg, Virgini, C. G. MEADOR, JR. Norton, Virginia M. A. MILLER Richmond. Virgir G. S. MEADER, JR. LaSrange. Virginia J. L. MINEAR Mount Rainier, Maryland R. D. MONCRIEF, JR. Houston, Texas i f I i 1 U u 1 i II i i 1 M i CLASS OF 1951 R. L. MONTGOMERY, III W. C. MOORE Memphis. Tennessee T. F. MORTON, JR. Fort Worth, Texas J. A. NARD Norton, Virginii R. D. MOSS Chevy Chase, Maryland W. L. NELSON Exmore, Virgini, L. NEUHOFF, III Roanoke, Virgin!, J. L NICHOLS Kane, Pennsylvania B. B. NICHOL, JR. Arlington, Virginia K. NOERR Stamford, Connecticut J. R. NOLLEY, JR. Richmond, Virginii C. V. O ' NEILL Maiden, Massachusetts F. J. OSBORNE, JR. Boydton, Virginia R. L. OWEN Richmond. Virginii J. E. PAGE Buena Vista, Virgir J. D. PANTAZE Atlanta. Georgii P. D PAISLEY Mouth of Wilson. Virginii V. PARKS, III Petersburg. Virginia E. E. PATTON New Iberia, A. L. PECK Meriden, Connecticut M. I. PENNER Chicago. Illin. I. S. PERRY Bristol, Virginii J. B. PHILLIPS Richmond, Virgini, P. L. PHILP Dallas, Tex H. C. PITOT Richmond, Virginii R. H. POAG East Orange, Ne B. C. PRATT Scarsdale, New York H. L. QUISENBERRY Roanoke, Virginia R. A. RAEBURN New York, New York J. V. RATLIFF Birmingham, Alaba C. H W. READ, JR. Miami Beach, F lorida 138 CLASS OF 1951 J. p. RECHER Haqerstown. Mary I a p. W. REED Washington. D. C. E. RIVAS Washington. D. C. P. K. REGER Wheeling. West Virginia H. RICHEY, II Wellsburg, V est Vrrgini( P. H. ROBINSON Neenah, Wisconsii H P. RUHSAM Albert Lea. M J. J. ROSS, III Woodhaven. New York T. H. ROWEN Woodbridge, Virginia W. E. SACRA, JR. Rapidan, Virginia A. A. SCOTT Salem. Virgini, E. R. SCHOWALTER, JR. Metairie. Louisiana H. SCHRADER Rockway. New Jersey J. SCRUDATO Carteret. New Jersey D. B. SEBREE, JR. Frankfort. Kentucky L. C. SHEFFIELD Americus, Georgi. F. L. SEIBOTH Perth Amboy. New Jersey P. A. SHRADER Bridgeport. West Virginia J. A. SIMON Tampa. Flori J. L SMITH Arlington. Virgir L. H. SPELLINGS Marshall, Texas A. C. SPOTTS, III Salem, Virginia F. K, STEVENSON Fokroft. Pennsylvania E. W. STEWART McComb. Mississippi A. C. STILES Moorestown, J. C. STODTER Fort Robinson, Nebraska J. M. STRICKLAND, JR. Arlington. Virginia J. J. STUMP, JR. Norton. Virginia W. M. SUMNER Wytheville, Virginia C. F. TAYLOR Clinchport, Virgil F. L. TAYLOR Bon Air Virginia 1 139 i I i i II i i CLASS OF 1951 J. O. THOMAS, JR. Newport News, Virgil S. B. THOMAS South Boston, Virginia J. B. THOMPSON Crewe. Virginia S. H. THORNTON, JR. Arlington, Virginia J. R. TOPPING Alexandria, Virgir R. C. THOMPSON AltaVista, Virginia R. H. TRUMBO Richmond. Virgini, J. F. TOWN Pennington, New Jersey R. C. TRIPP Detroit. Michigan T. E. TWITTY, JR. Mobile, Alabam S. T. UNDERWOOD Richmond. Virginia W. p. VENABLE, JR. Scottsbluff, Nebraska R. W. VAWTER Huntington, West Virgini, C WALLACE, JR. Baltimore. Maryland J. H. WAMSLEY Millboro, Virgini, T. Z. WATT Gibsonburg, Chio f. W. WATSON Roanoke, Virgini, R. L. WEISS Wilmctte, III B. C. WELLS, JR. Richmond, Virgini, 3. P WHITE Martinsville, Virgini, L. A. WEST, JR. Conway. South Carolina I. S. WHITE Bloxom, Virginia R. B. WHITE Norfolk, Virgil R. C. WHITE Victoria, Virginia 140 CLASS OF 1951 iii B. S. WHITLOW Vinton Virginia R. L. WICK, JR. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania H. B. WILKINS Portsmouth. Vir O. J. WILLIFORD, III Chicago, Illinois J. R. B. WILSON Birmingham, Alaba P. S. WILLIAMS, JR. Manassas, Virginia J. L. WONE Brooklyn, New York T. V. WORNHAM Arlington, Virginia C. C. WOODWARD Buena Vista, Virginia D. C. WRAY, JR. Staunton, Virginia R B. WRAY Richmond, Virginia S. WRIGHT, JR. Maplewood. New Je THE FOLLOWING ENTERED IN FEBRUARY. 1948 Class of I949.B W. G. MULLEN ' 44 Civil Engineering Class of 1949-C BRUCE BOWDEN ' 44 B. J. GUIN ' 48-8 Chemistry Civil Engineering i Class of 1950-D J. M. BOWER ■49-A JOHNSON LEE Civil Engineering 1 Class of 1951 ,. B. SMITH ' 49-6 W. P. TROMPETER ' SO.b ' 50-B A. V. YOUNG ' Sq.b Y. W. CHIANG ri. R. TEMPLETON 8 I S 1 i i i g I. changing the guard. 2. " They shall not pass. " 3. We have padded cells at V.M.I, too. 4. " Let ' s have a Sky- rocket yell. " 5. Air R. O. T. C, no doubt. « .. Sem dance, eh v at7 WA 7. " And when you go kCw out into the v orld Wlj 8. " Great Apprehen- y ,..,.■■ t. Hoot mon, I ' m • Highlanderl 2. ' 49-B ' s have par ties, too. 3. The Big Red has its fun. 4. Freshman ca lis- thenics. 5. What ' s so funny, Stoop? i i ¥. 7. Due cause for joy. 8. Careful now! 9. Can I help you in any way, Misto? 10. C ' est la guerre, La Belle Francais. 1 1. Under arrest. 12. Battery Right. I H i i I. " That good old mountain dew. " 2. Drive ' round to 125, Misto Max- 3. Tea at 139. II 4. ' ' The march through Geor- gia. " § 5. Younger and i Jack. i B 6. " Hirohito ' s gift. " 7. " Restraint with- out rigor. " 8. T h a n It s giving Dinner a la Club Croiet. i 9. Sagacious Sage. 1 i 10. No more poker for us. 1 II. The Sem ' s Christ- K " mas Dance. w J . I. " Who dat Catfish dat talk lik ' a man? " 2. " Give me strength. " 3. In the good old summertime. m i I ml 4. Mc N amara ' s ¥ Band. M ll 5. " Honey, let ' s sit this one out. " 1 1 II 6. Look out, Les, J.J. is at it again. 1 7. Model cadet. 1 8. Hail, Hail . . . 1 i M i 1 I.Gr-r-r-r, Rat!! i 2. Cement Mixer, putsi-putsi. u s 1 3. The local shutter- bugs. o M 4. M-m-m-m-m, Jim, nl-i-i-i-ce. II 5.Horrible Hugh and victim. M w fi s 6. Yay, Tiller, atta boy. y. y 7. " When 1 was overseas. " Fa 8. This shoulda ' been i censored. M 9. " We want Veltri. " n THE ACflVITIES " Women and song " — Hop weekends — Cadet publications — regional clubs . . . Cadet life is more than a pure mixture of classrooms, laboratories, and pa- rades — there is a lighter side too . . . IW ' II § i Left to right: Seated: Roddey, S. L.; Penniman, G. A., vice-president; May, W. B., president; Harrington, J .E., historian: Sweeney, H. T. Standing: Logsdon, H. E.; Cobb ,J. E.; Thompson. N. B.; Williams, E-; Maxwell, V. L.- Overton, N. T.; Shelley, W. M.; Collier, W. D. THE HONOR COURT The foundation upon which life is based at V.M.I, is the honor system, whose em- blem is the Honor Court. The efficiency of this system has for its basis the integrity of each individual cadet, whose honor-bound duty it is to report to the president of the Court all infractions of the honor code. It is the aim of the hlonor Court, through the honor system, to instill in each cadet during his four years at the Institute standards of honor and personal integrity which will hallmark that individual as a gentleman for the remainder of his life. The value of this training has been made obvious by the records of former cadets who lived by this code. The Honor Court is composed of the officers of the first class and two men elected at large from the first class, the officers of the second class, and the president and vice-president of the third class. Upon the shoulders of these men rests the task of upholding and maintaining the gentlemanly bearing and honorable deportment of the Corps. It is a heritage that has survived and grown stronger for one hundred and eight years. 150 THE GENERAL COMMITTEE When a group of men live In as close association as they do at V.M.I., there must of necessity be an organization or council to mediate the many problems which quite naturally arise. V.M.I. ' s answer to this condition Is the General Committee. ... To create a unity without loss of individuality; to promote a harmony between and main- tain the distinctive privileges of the several classes, without depriving any one of its rights; and to punish fairly any Infractions of these privileges, as well as breaches of gentlemanly conduct which reflect on the jealously guarded reputation of the Corps —these are the responsibilities of the V.M.I. General Committee. An organization of this nature must be d;awn not only from the Corps, but from the leaders within the Corps. These men, the officers of the various classes, gain their offices by election, and hold them by the respect which they command. Since its mem- bers are representative, any action taken by the G.C. has the support and sanction of the Institute, and every man shares in its efforts to u phold the principles which VMI men cherish and respect. Left to right: Seated: Roddey, S. L.; Penniman, G. A., vice-president; May. W. B., president; Harrington, J. E., historian: Sweeney, H. T. Standing: Logsdon, H. E.; Cobb, J. E.; Thorrpson, N. B.; Williams, E.; Maxwell, V. L.; Overton, N. T.; Shelley, W. M.; Collier, W. D.; Buchanan, W. J. 151 I I a I 8 i I k M o Mi. i M I II president. Standing, left to right: J. L. Slayton, business manager; E. treasurer. Left to right: Front row: f manager; Sadler, J. R., vi Back row; Renton, B. E.; t J. L.; May, W. THE HOP COMMITTEE Five times a year girls from all over the nation gather in Lexington for a weekend of dancing and merrymaking in a completely non-academic atmosphere of gaiety. To the music of some of the best bands In the nation, in a gym whose decorations rank among the best, these dances are probably the out- standing feature of cadet life at V.M.I. Behind the scenes of these Hop weekends lies the untiring work of the Hop Committee. With them rest all the various tactical and administrative details of preparing for the dance . . . engaging the band months in ad- vance, obtaining the decorations and deco- rating, the " after the ball is over " house- cleaning, and other tasks, both great and small, too numerous to mention. In addition to the five major dances of the year the Hop Committee sponsors several informal and indispensable first class Hops. Music for these Saturday night nine-to-twelve affairs Is usually furnished either by a local band or the Commanders. J. Y.- Roddey, S. L.; Await, T. Y.; Slayton, O. L., business . treasurer- Sweeney H. T.; Edmonds. W. F.; Millimet, S. Byron, A. l.; Soucek. L. E.; Wise, S. W., president; Taylor, ' artz, J. F.; Tauss, R. S. Not shown: Barker, J. A. 152 THE SECOND CLASS FINANCE COMMITTEE " Honor Court deadline for payment of all debts! " When those painful words ring out in barracks almost every man in Corps rushes to his well-heeled Brother Rat (if he has one at the moment) to beg a little monetary assist- ance. The assistance requested Is necessary in the perpetual fight to keep one step ahead of the most mercenary men in barracks, the Sec- ond Class Finance Committee. They are the men who take all of the cadets ' money and then give it back to them by helping finance the hlop Committee on dance weekends. By selling stationery, records, newspaper and magazine subscriptions, flowers for hops, Christmas cards, and other miscellanies, they contribute mightily In making the V.M.I, hop weekends resounding successes. W. M. Shelley, president, and E. J. Mead, treasi Left to right: Seated: ers, P. E.; Gault, R. L.; Shelley, W. M.; Har M. P.: Mead, E. J.: Tigertt, T.; Mo F.; Casey, A. M. Standing: i53 i k H II I m To the right, seated: Sadler, J. R., co-editor. Stand- ing: Edmonds, W. F., business manager; Barker, J. A., co-editor. NOT PICTURED ON THESE PAGES EDITORIAL STAFF: Fisher, E,; Hayes, W. C; Henzel, A. W.; Lauerman J. W.; Ivlasquclette. F. R.; Ivlorgan, J. F.; t«1cGhee. F. S.; Nard, J. A.- Nichols, J. L.- Palazzo, V. D.; Pat- terson, V. W.- Peery, J. M. Wagner, A. S; Trumbo, R. H. BUSINESS STAFF: Casey, J. H.; Cobb, J. E.; Collier, W. D.; France, H. G.; Gantt, J. I.; Gianelloni, A. L.: Holloday, J. E.; Kilby, W. D.: Loughborough, S. D.; Top- ping, J. R. THE BOMB of NINETEEN FORTY-EIGHT a ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Left to right: Seated: F. A. Coleman, advertising manager; S. W. Wise, sales manager; J. Y. O ' Neal, Outrage editor. Standing: T. R. Bohn Military editor; J. A. Allison, Institute editor; J. E. Harrington, Sports editor; J. L. Taylor, Activities editor; B. 5. Myers, Class editor. 134 EDITORIAL STAFF Left to right: Seated: Hairston, S. M.; Spencer. R. T.; West, E. E.; Kovarik, J.; Schwartz, J. F. Standing: Harrison. J. E- Forrest. W. Michie, G. D.; H. N.: Holioway, Whitehurst. W. R ■ ,.,„,,=,, ,. B.: Watling, E. T.- Vann F. C; English. P. X.; Franklin, S. W.; Potterfield. W. C: Evans. G. R. W I i THE EDITORIAL STAFF OF THE BOMB Late lights in the tifth stoop BOMB room — a dog-eared and worn dummy — hundreds ot pictures taken and retaken — a mass of copy written and rewritten — and finally, the con- glomeration of paper and confusion of effort begin to take on a recognizable similarity to a college annual. The culmi- nation and reward of a full year of real work on the part of the members of the BOMB Staff at last results in the V.M.I, annual. We hope it meets with everyone ' s approval! THE BUSINESS STAFF OF THE BOMB " Buy your BOMB before December 1st and save half a dollar! " That, and many another cry went up from the busi- ness staff in its mighty effort to sell its product. Pleading, soliciting, begging, coercing, all but forcing those who would listen, these men struggled valiantly to sell those ads and push those subscriptions which will make the annual a " break- even " financial venture. In their attempt, ad salesmen were sent out to the four winds on weekend after weekend, and sals representatives canvassed barracks from top to bottom, and then canvassed it again. I BUSINESS STAFF Left to right: Seated: Russell, W. H.- Fain. H. M.; Walser, D. C- Newsorr Pritchard, L. D.; Tiller. C. R.; Hayes, S. L.; Upshaw, C. B.; Franklin ' B. T.- Griffith A. ton, W. H. ' mm. i I I I i i i I i i i To the right, seated: J. A. Allison, editor-in-chief. Standing: O. L. Slayton, assistant editor, and I. M. Scher, managing editor. THE CADET I 156 w,. EDITORIAL STAFF Consistently to edit a paper of college calibre is no mean task at even the largest schools; at V.M.I, it is all the more difficult, for the filled-to-capacity schedule of a cadet does not call for " publication " time for the student newspaper. But despite the hardships involved, a small group of cadets each year turn out a paper worthy of any college. Jim Alli- son and Zeke Scher, editor-in-chief and managing editor, re- spectively, v ith a hard-working staff behind them, have pro- duced a CADET each week that has lived up to all the tradi- tions of its predecessors. EDITORIAL STAFF Left to riglit: Seated: Rear- don, J. M.; Whiteliurst, W. R.; Watling,, E. T.; Vann, F. C. Standing: Renton, B. E • Stock- ton, M-. Harrison. J. E.; Mil- ler, E. A.; Spencer, R. T.; Mur- ray, P. B.: Evans. G. R.r Tauss, R. S. BUSINESS STAFF The business staff of the CADET (of any publication, in fact), though they rarely see their names in print, are the un- sung heroes of the press — martyrs who do so much of the work and receive so little of the glory. They are the rock foun- dation of the whole organization, and they deserve great credit for their indispensable contribution to the success of the publication. i i BUSINESS STAFF Left to right: Seated: Witt, T. F.; Williams, J. D., business manager- Hamner H. D.- Stein S C Standing: Kohen, J. R.; Ttiornton, W. L.; Bowen, H. J.: Crawford, A. M. ' 9. n U. I I i I 9. s i 1 1 i S To the right: 7. R. McNamara, business manage and H. T. Sweeney, editor. THE TURN-OUT ASSOCIATE EDITORS Left to right: Seated: Da D,; Waterman. G, L. 158 ¥ i EDITORIAL STAFF Left to right: Seated: Eilis James M.; Spencer. R. T. Harmon, B. F.- Williams. E J.: Miller, D. C. Standing Evans, S. R.; Kohen, J. B. Mandf, R. R.- Land, W. C. Ellis, Judson M.; Parrott, J. H I The TURN OUT is the Corps ' magazine — published and edited by cadets; it is a result of their initiative, a product of their talents. hHaving been discontinued after the Finals issue in 1943 because of the tremendous decrease In enrollment, it is once again published regularly. The first postwar edition appeared at the hHomecoming Hop weekend this fall. The aim and purpose of this magazine is to give the Corps a publication which blends humor and fact into a pleasant, highly readable, journalistic product. It is to inform, to amuse, to relieve the tedious monotony of barracks life, by playing upon and making light of the Institute ' s " haves " and " have not ' s, " its " do ' s " and " do not ' s. " The TURN OUT was brought back to life this year under the guiding hands of hlartwell Sweeney, editor, and Tommy McNamara, business manager. THE V. COMMANDER Almost any night after supper a succession of discordant sounds issue forth from J. M. Hall, and after several moments of tuning up, blend into the strains of any one of the many beautiful renditions of seasonal favorites which V.M.I. ' s own Commanders give out. The Commanders, a dance band composed of eight cadets and five Washington and Lee students, and directed by Bob Lardon, have become one of the most popular college or- chestras in the Virginia area. They are seldom without a week-end engagement, and have played at many of the schools in the state as well as for the V.M.I. First Class htops. They often favor the Corps with dinner music in the Mess hiall and on December 1 0th gave a highly successful jazz concert in Jackson Me- morial hiall. This was received so well that the Corps has clamored for more. The band ' s featured soloist is Cadet Tommy Kirk on the alto sax. The manager ' s duties are capably discharged by Cadet Corky Land. BOB LARDON Band Leader " Bob " Lardon " Pete " Palmer, W L, " Mac " Blackwell, " Bill " Ratner, WSL, " Bob " Wick. " Johnny " Coie. W L, ■Gene " Hawthorne, " Tom " Kirk, Marshall Brittain, " Bob " Reed, WXL, John Croswell, " Dave " Gibson, WSL, " Ash " Harrison, " Corky " Land, manager. 160 THE GLEE CLUB In 1934, when Colonel Dillard, the present director, was a cadet, groups of cadets would gather on the stoop or in one of the rooms for a little impromptu vocalizing in spare mo- ments. From this small group the V.M.I. Glee Club was born, and today its members num- ber over one hundred. In the eyes of the Corps the Glee Club highlight of the year is the Christmas concert presented in the Courtyard at taps on the night before the Corps leaves for Christmas f urlough. In addition to the concerts pre- sented for the Corps, numerous invitations are received by the Club to sing at various girls ' schools throughout the state, and in several cities. These Invitalions are indicative of the wide reputation which the V.M.I. Glee Club has achieved. I i 161 8 S i 8 i n 1 1 • ? .. AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS I The V.M.I, student chapter of the A. S. C. E. Is one of the most active organizations in barracks. This society, whose members are civil engineering students, has several outstanding functions, the most important of which is to introduce the members of the society to as many of the phases of the field of engineering as possible. This is accomplished for the most part through lectures given by guest speakers prominent in their fields. In addition, many of the chapter mem- bers possess technical and administrative knowledge gained in the armed service and on summertime jobs. When this knowledge is considered to be of possible value to the entire chapter, the possessor finds himself before the house, and he doesn ' t sit down until his know-how is the common property of the entire so- ciety. i a Colonel Marr speaks to A. S. C. E. . . . Chapter President F. M. Moyer In background. II ■I ili Hi i ill, Iff llitBJ!111lMttt1 1 nr «« M iiiiif 11 jMiia rf " " --- JHii iiiiitiiiiiiifiiiiiliiattiiilliiimiTMliimn M iiifii i-iiiii ' Yiif AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS The V.M.I, chapter of the American Institute of Elec- trical Engineers is a student branch of the national A. I. E. E. organization. Cadets majoring in electrical engineering comprise the membership of the associa- tion. In keeping with the purpose of the organization, the V.M.I, chapter joins with similar chapters in other col- leges in periodic meetings, at which matters of interest and value to those contemplating an electrical engi- neering career are discussed. In addition to these joint meetings with other institutions, the V.M.I, chapter has on several occasions been fortunate in having guest speakers who have distinguished themselves in the profession of electrical engineering. Under the guidance of Colonel Jamison and the student president, Jim Barker, the A. I. E. E. chapter has succeeded admirably in Its effort to present as many of the phases of electrical engineering and its related fields as possible to the electrical students. During a lighter moment, Col. Jamison Is initiated Into the " Amalgamated Father ' s Association " by J. M. Burnett, civilian student. I I M I 163 AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY The V.M.I, chapter of the American Chemical Society is an affiliate of the national organization. Its purpose is to introduce the V.M.I. Chemistry students to as many of the fields of chemistry as possible, and to help keep them abreast with the latest developments in the field, in keeping with this purpose, a number of guest speakers and several demonstrations and films are presented to the chapter during the school year. THE LECTERN CLUB w i i The Lectern Club, composed of men majoring in Libera! Arts, has for its purpose the promotion of interest in fine arts and public speaking among its members. Among the club ' s various ac- tivities have been a series of lectures by Colonel Moseley on modern and classic architecture, recorded afternoon con- certs by some of the most famous com- posers, and a series of plays, recitals, and concerts presented in conjunction with Washington and Lee and local cultural organizations. This series has included several productions by the famous Barter Theater Players, a recital by the well-known pianist, Gyorgy San- dor, and a concert by the Baltimore Philharmonic Orchestra. 164 THE HEALTH FVL AND l»L£ASANTABODE OF A CRO D OF HONOfUBLE YOVTHS PRESSING VP THE HILLOFSCIENCE: WITH NOBLE EMyLATlON AGRATIFYINC SPECTACLE: ANHONORTOOYRCOVNITRYANDOVR STATE:OBJECTS OF HONEST- PRIDETO THEIR- INlSTRyCTORS- AND FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED -TO THEIR- NATIVE ■ STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY- IN -EVERY- TIME -OF -DEEPEST -PERIL TO VlNm£:ATE HER HONOR D pND EIU lGH Itf -m X . w m ' l - -r Ji -f- ir " OFFICERS OF THE GUARD ASSOCIATION The rating of any guard team depends largely upon the work of the Officer of the Guard. In the years before the late war, the O.S. ' s were drawn from the first class privates in the Corps. These men formed themselves into a rigid, policy-making organization which came to be one of the most powerful unions in barracks. Their influence was second In power only to the General Committee. In the advent of a first classman-less Corps during the war years the O.G.A. ceased to exist, but as soon as the vet- erans returned and the first class private ranks were once again swelled, the need for a revival of the Association became increasingly evident. Under the supervi- sion of an Institute officer (and former O.G.A. member). Major Balthis, the first and second class privates rejuvenated the society of " stripeless " leaders. An indication of the success of the attempt to revive the Association was the return to the old custom of an annual banquet at the Thanksgiving hlops last November. The real responsibilities of the O.G.A. are two-fold: first, to maintain superior guard teams; and second, to help pre- serve and promote the traditions and privileges within the Corps. 165 1 II i w M R E L I G ACTIVITIES ■r ' CANTERBURY CLUB METHODIST CLUB The highlights of social activity at V.M.I, each year are the five major hops, two of which take place in the Autumn, one each during the Winter and Spring, and the final ball in early June. On the following pages we shall attempt to illustrate graphically the Ca- dets ' social life, and in addition, we include pictures of some of the young ladies selected as among the most attractive we have seen at the hops during the past year. To them and to all young ladies who attend our dances go our thanks for the fun and laughter they have brought us. Without them, the hop week- ends would be dull indeed!!! Harry Dashlell and Miss Sue Yeargin arriving at Thanksgiving hop. Cadets and dates. Miss Nancy Ou+land HIGHLIGHTS The wonderful meals at one of the several Lexington cafes pro- vide some of the most enjoyable, lighter mo- ments of the hHop weekend. Candlelight and wine add to the atmosphere, and every- one attains a feeling of utter relaxation and escape, and an eager anticipation for the ball. The scene changes quickly though in order to meet the " three hour rule, " and we go on our way back to barracks to shower and dress, and possibly catch a quick nap while the young ladies are putting on their frills and laces. Ted Jacobsen and Dana Murphy sit one out with dates. Time out for refreshment. Miss Jean Brick ey The ' 49-B ' s gel their long awaited rings, and collect that " 1 00 dollar kiss. ' Miss Jean Landauer Miss Majorie Ann McGavock Paul English, Jinn Williams, and dates take time out for the Blue Room. Miss Dorene Zilber Mike Watson and date, Vivian Vinther, look the situation over. MISS SHARON ANDERSON MISS KUULEI DeCLERCQ MISS GRETCHEN ARNER MISS ALICE CROSS MISS JOAN HELBIG MISS RITA KEANE MISS MARILYN ODEN MISS BARBARA ANN VIRGETS MISS MARGARET MALITZ I. The last time around. 2. Intermission. 3. Just waitin ' . 4. Lovelies. 5. How do you do it, Jack? 6. Whatcha got there, Zack? 7. Hart ' s and Jim ' s fa- vorite occupations. 8. Poddy poddy poddy. 9. Aw, sho ' you is Honey. THE AtIlETICS ra METROPOLITA " Upon the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds of valor which, in later years, on other fields, yield the fruits of victory . . . " General Douglas A. MacArthur COLONEL WILLIAM B. COUPER or Faculty Member, V.M.I. Athletic Com President of the Souttiern Conference. THE ATHLETIC COUNCIL With the Athletic Council lies the responsibil- ity ot all phases of V.M.I. ' s intercollegiate athletic program. Its duties Involve the govern ing of all athletic activities, setting athletic poli- cies, awarding of monograms, and selection of coaches and cadet managers. The Council is composed of three alumni, seven members of the faculty, and two cadets who are selected each year by the Corps from the members of the Monogram Club. Left to right: Front ro : Colone Boykin: Colonel Jamisc n; Colonel Milner: Colonel Mann; Colonel Bucher Second row: Wise, S. W.; Nev comb, A. J.; Hutchinson, . Carlson Frank Summers; Colon 1 Purdie J. W. Burress { ' 18) Couper; Lieutenant Colonel I. M.; Gantt, J. I.; E. T. 178 THE MONOGRAM CLUB STATE OBJECTS OF HONEST PillDE TO THEIR. IN STRVCTOR.S AND FAIR SPECIMENSOF CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HFR FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO Left to right: Front row: Jarrett, E. A.; Hutchinson. J. M ■ Crytzer, I, C; Thompson, R. C; Mills, M. M- Murphy D. A • Allen M. J. Hodnett, J. W.; Whitehurst, W. A. Second row: Liddell. F. A,; Lewis, L, M • Outland, G. C; Alters J. H- Noftsinger W, M • Russell W. H.; Roddey, S. L.; Gantt, J. I.; Ashby, G. B.- Pritchard, L. D. Third row: ' Hempel, R. E.- Ragunas. V. J.; Reed H. L.; Harrington J. E.; Hutton, A. G.; Robbins, A.; Simpson, H. J.; Quisenberry, E. L.; Ball, J. D. Fourth riw; Will, E. H.; Martin. R. L .; Maggard A. M.; Pringle, J. C; Maxwell, V. L.; Fain, H. M.; Smith, R. N.; Gibbs, R. A.; Cobb, J. E. CHEERLEADERS Left to right: Cooke, T. R.; Fulgham, J. R.; Salley, G. E.; Maxwell, V. L. Not in picture: Williams, E.; Tauss, R. S. J. M. HUTCHINSON Vice-president THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION The Athletic Association is the execu- tive body of the V.M.I, athletic program. It is the duty of the Association, and the director of athletics, to see that the ath- letic programs abide by the rules set by the Southern Conference and by the Ath- letic Council. Members of the Corps, alumni, members of the Board of Visitors, and employees of the Institute are eli- gible for membership in the Association. The president and vice-president are Cadets chosen each year by the Cadet Corps. 180 JACK CARPER Publicity Director FRANK SUMMERS Director of Atliletics ntroducl n 9 Two newcomers were Introduced to the Corps this year — two new members of the V.M.I, athletic family. For the first, Frank Summers, no introduction was nec- essary. - e is well known to V.M.I, men and throughout the state as one of the famous members of the 1920 " Flying Squadron, " and as the first man ever to earn the V.M.I, monogram in four major sports. Mr. Summers succeeds Colonel Blandy Clarkson as Director of Athletics, and in addition to these duties will direct the efforts of the Keydets on the basket- ball court. In Jack Carper, V.M.I, is fortunate in having a man who Is well known as the former sports editor of the Roanoke Times, and who Is popular among sports- writers and editors throughout the state. Mr. Carper came to V.M.I, at the begin- ning of the school year In the capacity of publicity director, with emphasis placed on athletic publicity. So, to Frank Summers we say " Wel- come back, " and to Jack Carper, " We are glad to have you with us. " 131 THE COACH When " Pooley " Hubert resigned as head coach after ten years at V.M.I., none who were connected with the Institute could help but real- ize that the man who would replace him would have to be really good. And now, after the first season with the new coach, even the most pessi- mistic rest assured that the right man has been found. " Slick " Morton came to V.M.I, from a position as end and backfield coach at his alma mater, L.S.U. hie brought with him a lot of experience in good football, and with the " T " formation. Coach Morton gained much of his experience, and his nickname, at L.S.U., where he played on the great 1935 and 1936 teams, and captained the 1937 Sugar Bowl eleven, hie was given the nickname of " Slick " out of consideration of his elusive style of running, and is regarded as one of L.S.U. ' s all-time greatest backs. After college he turned to coaching, and In his first year, at St. Stanislaus Prep, In Mississippi, he turned out an undefeated team. From 1939 to 1941 he coached at Bogalusa, Louisiana, and then became head coach at Southeastern Louisiana College, hie re- mained there until the war caused a suspension of football, and then accepted the position at L.S.U, which he held until last year. When he arrived at V.M.I. Coach Morton had a big job confronting him, but the results he ob- tained are indicative of the fact that " Slick " knows his football. So, " Welcome, ' Slick ' Morton, and the best of luck to you and the Big Red Team. " ARTHUR W. " SLICK " MORTON Head Coach 182 Left to right: C. T. Manley (Southeastern Louisiana), Junior Varsity coach; Clarence " Pop " Strange (L.S.U.; coach; Arthur " Slick " Morton (L.S.U. ), head coach; Lou Brownson (Loyola), end coach. THE COACHING STAFF " Slick " Morton must have realized when he accepted the position as V.M.I. ' s head coach that he would need the best help available in installing the new " T " forma- tion and in developing a winning teann . . . because the best is what he got. Mills and Company in the Big Red line will not soon forget the workouts with " Pop " Strange. " Pop " came with Morton from L.S.U., and he knows just what " Slick " wants in a line — and he sees that he gets it! Up from Loyola came Lou Brownson to see that the Keydet flankmen would do their part to put the " Flying " in the " Flying Squadron. " With a lot of passes on the program, it was up to Coach Brownson to get the receivers out in front, and a quick glance at the pass completion figures will show that he ob- tained results. A college football team has a life span of one year, and each season several regular berths are filled by former fresh- men. From Southeastern Louisiana, where he once coached, Morton brought C. T. Manley to guide the football futures of these necessary replacements. As Junior Varsity coach, Manley had a large assort- ment of men, and it was up to him to as- sort the players and shape them into a team. 183 THE FLYING JOE REYNOLDS Below, left to right: Friti Crytier, end; Ch! Mills, tackle; Sleepy Thompson, guard; Gal Woodard, center; Jim Cobb, guard; Art Gianelloni, taclcle; Dick Jarvis, end. Standing: Vince Ragunas, halfback; Jack Hutchinson, fullback; Bob Thomason, quarterback; Joe Santt, halfback. CAPTAIN MALACHI " CHI " MILLS All-State. Associated Press All-Southern. Team All-American. Named by Associat standing Athlete of ths Associatec 5d Press Year, SQUADRON SEASON ' S RESULTS V.M.I 13; Ca+awba 6 V.M.I 13; George Washington 7 V.M.I 0; Georgia Tech 20 V.M.I 20; U. of Richmond 21 V.M.I 14; Davidson 14 V.M.I 6; U. of Virginia 35 V.M.I 20; William and Mary 28 V.M.I 6; The Citadel 7 V.M.I 28; V.P.I 14 HERB PATCHIN A- JOE GANTT Halfback DICK JARVIS End GEORGE CROWSON Fullback JOE VELTRI Quar+erbacli; Joe Gantf crosses goal against Catawba. Crowson picks up yardage as Veltri watches. RESUME OF THE SEASON The Keydets opened their 1947 season and success- fully introduced their new " T " formation by thoroughly trouncing a rugged Catawba eleven 13-6. Playing under wraps, the Big Red played a strictly ground game, throwing only four passes. Joe Gantt and Ray Tamalis were outstanding in the backfield, while Freshman Billy Stewart lived u p to advance billing by reeling off a sev- enty-yard punt return to the Catawba four-yard line, for the longest run of the game. V.M.I 7 b 0—13 Catawba 6—6 The Squadron was hard-pressed to take their second encounter from a big, hard-fighting George Washington team 13-7. Little Joe Veltri, substituting for Bob Thoma- son, came through in a stellar performance under center and climaxed the thriller with a last-second pass to " Red " Patton in the end zone. With seconds left on the clock, Patton leaped high in the air to snatch the ball from two G. W. defenders. Joe Gantt showed up well in the back- field, while " Chi " Mills was the outstanding lineman on the field. V.M.I 6 7—13 George Washington . . 7 — 7 186 One of the loudest tributes paid the V.M.I, team all season was the astounded silence of the Georgia Tech fans as they watched their highly favored team get no- where against the Big Red. It was only after sixty min- utes of hard-fought football that the superbly coached Yellow Jackets came out on the long end of a 20-0 score. It had proved to be a bit short of the " rest " game that the Georgia team had expected. Easily the outstand- ing player on the field was V.M.I. ' s Captain Malachi Mills, who won the praise of everyone who saw the game, including Bobby Dodds, Tech coach, and the Atlanta sportswriters. Jack Hutchinson ' s long punts and Bob Thomason ' s fine passing were a constant threat to the Tech team. V.M.I 0—0 Georgia Tech 7 13—20 Apparently suffering from a letdown after their bril- liant game of the previous week, the Keydet eleven was soundly trounced, despite the close 21-20 score, by a high-spirited Richmond team playing before a large Richmond hHomecoming crowd. The team looked like the Fighting Squadron of the last Saturday for only a minute and a half in the fourth quarter, when they picked up fourteen points on an eighty-eight-yard kickoff return by George Crowson, and less than two minutes later, on a Thomason-to-Lutes aerial. With the exception of this short period the game was all Richmond. The one bright star in the otherwise gloomy Keydet football rooters ' crown was the fine play of several freshmen . . . Billy Stewart, Eddie Lutes, and George Crowson. Crow- son, in addition to his eighty-eight-yard kickoff return, " FRITZ " CRYTZER End " SLEEPY " THOMPSON Guard BILL STEWART Halfback " RED " PATTON Ji Crytzer carries against Virginia, as Mills (50) and Thonnpson (34) watch. " Bicycle Bill " does some fancy steppin ' against the Cavaliers. 187 VINCE RAGUNAS Halfback CAL WOODARD Center ARTHUR GIANELLONI BILLY NOFTSINSER Big Vince takes a pass between two Cavaliers. " Fritz " Crytier snatches the ball fronn a Wahoo in the end lone for a score. caught a long pass from Vel+ri on a play that covered sixty yards, for the first V.M.I, score. V.M.I 6 14—20 U. of Richmond .... 7 7 7—21 vhen Fritz Crytzer pulled down one of his passes in the 3nd zone. V.M.I 6 0—6 U. of Virginia 21 7 7—35 Too much power was the answer when the Big Red met Virginia ' s highly touted Cavaliers. The Keydets had the spirit, but that wasn ' t enough to stop Virginia ' s hard- running backs. A large hHomecomming crowd watched the Keydets vainly attempt to check the Cavalier onslaught, only to be buried under a 35-6 score. " Chi " Mills came through with his usual outstanding performance, while in the backfield Bobby Thomason ' s passing resulted in most of our yardage and our lone touchdown . . . which came The Keydets apparently had everything but a scoring punch against Davidson ' s Wildcats. Dominating the whole play, the Big Red piled up 306 yards on the ground, with Ray Tamalis driving for 107, and Vince Ragunas averaging seven yards a try. The Squadron also struck through the air for I 10 yards, but in spite of this was unable to come out with more than a 14-14 tie. The V ildcats played over their heads for their Homecoming crowd, and managed to keep the Keydets from crossing 188 the double stripe more than twice. The Big Red marched down the field and were in scoring position six times, but couldn ' t push it over. Bill Noftsinger, Tom Phillips, and Cal Woodard were standouts in the V.M.I, line. V.M.I 7 7 0—14 Davidson 7 7—14 Too little and too late was again the story as V.M.I. ' s backs put on a great show of power in the final quarter to narrow William and Mary ' s victory margin to one touchdown. It was not enough to win, but it was enough to scare the Indians, whose hopes for a Bowl bid were riding high. It was In this game that Malachi Mills made his strongest bid for post-season honors, hie was easily the outstanding lineman on the field, and at one point In the game, with William and Mary in possession of the ball on V.M.I. ' s three, he stopped three successive smashes on his side of the line by W. M. ' s Buddy Lex and Flying Jack Cloud, and when the Keydets took the ball on downs, the ball still rested on the three. One of the sportswriters estimated after the game that Mills was in on at least fifty percent of the game ' s tackles. Joe Veltri ' s passing was brilliant in the V.M.I, backfleld play. V.M.I 20—20 William Mary .... 14 14 0—28 The hopes raised by the fine stand of the Fighting Squadron against William and Mary were dashed by the news of the 7-6 defeat suffered at the hands of The Clta- BOB THOMASON Quarterback JIK I COBB Guard RAY TAMALIS Fullback TOMMY PHILLIPS Guard Bob Thomason lets fly against U. Va. Intended for Crytier (right). Bill Stewart (15) and Bill Noftsinger (39) block for Joe Stump. 189 " RED " JARREH Joe Gantt leaves a Gobbler flat and takes off down field. George Crowson cracks the Tech line as Billy Stewart ( 15) blocks. del, one of the weakest teams in the Conference. The Keydet passing attack was way off beann, and this, coupled with the fact that the Bull Dogs played one of their fin- est games of the season, added up to a disappointing defeat. With hHutchinson and Ragunas on the injured list, Ray Tamalis was the only back who ran on schedule, hie bulled his way for 109 of the 195 yards gained rushing, and led the Keydet attack all the way. V.M.I 6 0—6 The Citadel 7—7 The annual " Military Classic of the South " was played before 29,000 fans in Roanoke ' s Memorial Stadium on Thanksgiving Day. This was the largest crowd ever to see a football game in the State of Virginia. At game time the Tech team was favored from 7 to 20 points by ap- parently everyone but the V.M.I. Corps and alumni. Numerous celebrities were on hand, including " Jimmy " Leach, captain of the famous 1920 " Flying Squadron, " and several other members of that team. The play in the first half was an even affair, as far as yardage gained was concerned, but the Gobblers pushed across two touchdowns, one of which came when the Tech line opened a hole for the Blacksburg Arrow, Ster- ling Wingo, who raced eighty yards for a touchdown. At the half, trailing by fourteen points, the future looked none too bright for the Keydets. But as soon as the sec- ond half started it was apparent that it would be a dif- ferent story. Right from the kickoff the game was all V.M.I. Bobby Thomason loosened his arm, and put on a passing exhibition that has seldom been equaled. The first score came early in the third quarter, when Joe Gantt took a shovel pass from Thomason and swept wide 190 BOB SMITH Tackle " ROD " REED End THATCHER WATSON End DICK STEWART Halfback Cal Woodard (28), Joe Santt (14), Jimmy Gill (17), and Bob Thomason (47) look on as Vince Ragunas (in the middle) cracks over V.M.I. ' s final score against the Gobblers. Jim Cobb (34) knocks down a Gobbler as Big Vince carries. No, 23 is Kirby Bernich. around his left to score standing up. Not until the fourth quarter did the fireworks really begin however. Again it was Joe Gantt, who took a long Thomason aerial over his shoulder and outran the Tech backfield to ring up the tying TD. V.M.I, kicked off and Tech brought the ball back to the nnidfield stripe, where they lost it on downs. And the Big Red lightning struck again, when " Red " Patton took another long Thomason pass and scampered over for the winning tally. The final Keydet score came when V.M.I, end " Rod " Reed intercepted a Gobbler pass and brought the ball to the three. The Tech line stiffened, and it was not until the last down that big Vince Ragunas smashed his way over tackle for the final marker. The Gobblers passed desperately in the last few minutes of play, but to no avail. To make the day a clean sweep for V.M.I., " Chi " Mills was named best lineman on the field, and Bobby Thoma- son was selected best back of the day. Also in line tor praise for the Keydets was senior Joe Gantt, who played the last, and best, game of his college career. Joe was a constant thorn in the Gobblers ' side and earned the praise of all who saw him play. Another man who de- served special commendation was little " Beano " Graf, brought up from the JV ' s to take over the extra point duties, e proved the Tightness of his promotion by splitting the goal posts four times in succession. V.M.I 7 21—28 V.P.I 7 7 0—14 191 MALACHI MILLS .. " Chi " ha: been a standout in his athletic career from its very be- ginning. He entered V. M. I. in 1944 and was elected captain of the Keydet team in his first year of play. Again in 1947 he captained the Big Red Team. He was named on the Associated Press All-State team for four years— second team in 1944 and 1945, first team in 1946 and 1947. He was named first string tackle on the AP All-Southern team in 1945 and 1947. In this, hi; final season, he has been the outstanding player on the field in every game, and as a climax to his college grid career, " Chi " was named to the Ail-American second team by the Associated Press. When he graduates in June, Malachi Mills will join other V.M.I, football greats, such as Jimmy Leech, Joe Muha, and Bosh Pritchard, as a fine sportsman, athlete, and gentleman. r ' 3 f :t o -: ral 25J|55 p 51 f 45 36fe16 m J ' f W H 22| ft 44t 27t 21t 18 23t % i- tl II II !• L il. IV _v-..« JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL SEASON ' S RESULTS V.M.I. J.V 6; Newport News Apprentice School . . V.M.I. J.V 14; U. of Virginia J.V 7 V.M.I. J.V 2: Greenbrier V.M.I. J.V 21; V.P.I. J.V 20 V.M.I. J.V 0; Richmond J.V 19 Left fo right Front row Smith, Stiles, Harrison Green, Robertson, Hill, McGee, Catalano, Richey, Parcell, Hawkins, Shepherd, Long Second row Croiey, Sheffield, Williford, Seiboth, Scott, Whitlow, Hedge Gross. Adeeb, Baber, Page, Stock, Evans. Ball, Scdrader. Third row: Grey, White, Graf, Gonzales, J., Raeburn, Eggleston, Watt, Hodgdon, Reed, Schowalter, Costello, Carlson. Fourth row: Gus- tave. Owen, Neuhoff, Nard, Hunt, Harrington. Bell, Wilson, Hay, Gonzales, P., Ellison, Ironmonger, Coley. Fifth row: Patton, Bolvig (manager). Shepherd, (manager). W3 ALLEN PENNIMAN FRANK SUMMERS Coach BILL RUSSELL Captain BASKETBALL SEASON ' S RESULTS VMI 54; Lynchburg College . . 34 VMI 40; George Wash. U.. . . 59 VMI 72; Bridgewater College . 32 VMI 46; Univ. of Md 53 VMI. . . . . 39 William and Mary . 53 VMI. . . . . 34 Univ. of Richnnond . 50 VMI. . . . . 35 Univ. of Virginia . . 55 VMI. . . . . 48 Univ. of Maryland . 63 VMI. . . . . 42 Univ. of W. Va. . . 88 VMI. . . . . 39 VPI 50 VMI. . . . . 53 Davidson 63 VMI, . . . . 54 Furman 55 VMI. . . . . 61 Univ. of Richmond . 54 VMI. . . . . 47 Univ. of Virginia . . 61 VMI. . . . . 43 Roanoke College . . 55 VMI. . . . . 45 George Wash. U. . 51 VMI. . . . . 37 Roanoke College . . 49 VMI. . . . . 52 William and Mary . 53 VMI. . . . . 47 N. C. State .... 90 VMI. . . . . 51 VPI 59 Seated, left to right: Bell, Pritchard, Hod- nett, Russell (captain). Fain, Anson, Lutes. Standing, left to right: Penniman (mgr.), Lawrence, Recher, Schluter, Chryssikos, Summers (coach). 9- m mmai: ' ' » ' Vf m s- « f MI«Btt fiSi« -t » ' aswt ' x , • " i ■I HH IIMHIBbftta o M»i tMMMHHM RESUME This season ' s basketball story at VMI is almost an echo of the stories of the last four or five years. Lack of experi- ence, tough opposition, and one or two bad breaks characterized the season of 17 losses and only 3 wins. It is hard to be pessimistic however, on reviewing the record closely. The remarkable improve- ment of the team is a credit to a fine coach and a hard-working lot of players. The first bright spot in the season was the 61-54 defeat of the University of Rich- mond, in Lexington, when the Keydets, led by Eddie Lutes and little Doug Pritchard, made up a two-point half-time deficiency to down the Spiders before a delighted crowd of cadets. This was the first real indication of the extent to which the team had improved. Immediately follow- ing the Richmond game, the Keydets threw a scare into Roanoke College and George Washington U., on successive nights, but these two teams managed to pull their acorns out of the fire and take the contests. VMI led Roanoke by two points at the half, but were outscored in the last half by the " five iron men " who were generally reckoned as the best team in the state. The Keydets showed Top, left to right: Bill Russell, Guard and Captain; Johnny Hodnett, Guard. Center: Lutes takes the ball downcourt as Bell (65) and Russell (II) head for the basket. Bottom: Doug Pritchard, Guard; Mac Fain, Forward. up well again against William and Mary, but lost a heart-breaking game, 53 to 52. Anson led the Big Red scoring with 15 points, while Bell and Hodnett with 12 and Lutes with I I followed closely. Chet Glermak, the Conference high point man, pulled his team out single handed by dropping in 12 goals and 3 foul shots for 27 points. The team wound up the season by losing to VPI, 59 to 51. The Keydets were hampered all season by bad breaks, not the least of which were the loss of Paul Regar, freshman center, at mid-term, and Mac Fain, who was lost for most of the season as a result of In- juries In the first VPI game. The loss of Captain Bill Russell and guards Johnny hlodnett and Doug Pritchard by gradua- tion will not brighten the prospects for the future. Next year ' s team will have, however, a strong nucleus around which to build, with high-point men Eddie Lutes and Fred Anson, and Bobby Bell, whose play at center improved more than that of any player on the team. These three freshmen and Mac Fain, sharpshooting forward, will comprise a strong basis for next year ' s team, which should provide some very strong competition for the other Big Six teams. Top, left to right: Chucic Schluter, Center; Eddie Lutes, Forward. Center: Bell (21) watches as Anson (20) shoots. Bottom: Freddie Anson, Forward; Robert Bell, Center. WRESTLING W. S. Wolfe, manager; Sam Barnes, coach; " Rock " Moyer, cap+ain, Southern Conference I2l-lb. Champion. SEASON ' S RESULTS VMI VMI VMI VMI VMI VMI 13; Maryland 17 5; Lehigh University . .31 3; Auburn 29 17; VPI 13 8; North Carolina .... 20 13; N. C. State 17 VMI 32; Georgia Tech .... VMI 23; Virginia 3 VMI 22; Duke University ... 8 VMI 17; Davidson II Southern Conference: Tie with N. C. State for second place. Ill I I I I I I I f ' x il t F " V • K - ' H fte iii I ' lr P. - i i .;% j; ' % ••! V . ji yjfis -- " " - " iiteKx Seafed, left to right: Jordan, Bragg, Hening, Bolvig, Hill, Moyer (captain), Robertson, Phillips. Kneeling: Wolfe (manager) Stagg Neal, Dooley Mo gan, Van Hook, Dashiell, Allen, Hawkins, Leithiser. Standing: Brand (manager), Shepherd, Duke, Meredith, Jones Costello Bond Blackwell William Lewis, Barnes (coach), Michie (manager). 197 " ROCK " MOVER CLARK HENING J. M. VAN HOOK MAC ALLEN 121 lbs. 128 lbs. 145 lbs. 155 lbs. (Captain) Southern Conference Champion 1947 and I94S RESUME OF THE SEASON The Keydet wrestlers got off to a rather slow start for the season, but picked up along the way and finished strong, with a meet record of five won and five lost, and a tie for second place in the Conference match. In the first match, the VMI grapplers were upset by Maryland, 17 to 13; Moyer (121 lbs.), Allen (155 lbs.) and Meredith (165 lbs.) won their matches but the losses by Hill (128 lbs.), Robertson (136 lbs.), Dashiell (145 lbs.), Blackwell (175 lbs.), and Williams (heavyweight) decided the match in Maryland ' s favor. Following this match, an overpowering Lehigh team took VMI 31-5 with our only win being by " Rock " Moyer who pinned his 121 -lb. oppo- " Rock " Moyer, hard at work " Throw him over, Pete! " Harry Dashiell takes a Gobble up and over nent. Greatly weakened by injuries, VMl was taken by Auburn, 29-3, with Bill Blackwell sustaining our only win. Captain " Rock " Moyer, wrestling In the 128-lb. class in- stead of his usual I2l-lb. bracket, lost the first and only bout of his college career. VMl got in the win column in the next match by down- ing a favored Gobbler team, 1 7 to 13; Moyer secured a fall in the 128-lb. class with Robertson, Van hlook and Dashlell winning successive decisions to clinch the meet. The fifth match of the season was lost to a hard-fighting University of Morfh Carolina squad, 20 to 8, despite an early lead secured by Moyer ' s quick pin, and a decision secured by Clark hiening in the 128-lb. class. Bad luck continued to dog a hard-fighting squad as the sixth match was dropped to N. C. State ' s Wolfpack, I 7 to 13; Moyer pinned his man in I minute, 20 seconds of the first period; Hening decisioned Rickard of N. C. State in the 128-lb. class, and a new man, Irvin " Smoe " Perry, performed admirably, pinning his 136-lb. antagonist in the third period. A greatly improved team of " Barnes-stormers " next proceded to overpower Georgia Tech to the score of 32 to with wins being made by all contestants — Moyer, hiening. Perry, Van hHook, Mac Allen, Meredith, Eggle- ston and Blackwell. This victory was followed by the de- feat of the University of Virginia, 23 to 3. The VMl grapplers took the match with six decisions, and one fall, the fall being made by Jerry Eggleston (175 lbs.), and the decisions going to Moyer, hiening. Van hlook, Allen, Meredith, and Blackwell. The following weekend Coach Barnes ' grapplers added two more decisive victories to the record, winning over Duke, 22 to 8, and out-wres- tling a scrappy Davidson team, 1 7 to II, bringing the scheduled season to a close and leaving everyone in good shape for the Southern Conference meet. In the Southern Conference tournament the Keydets placed two men in the finals: Moyer in the I 2 I -lb. class and Blackwell in the heavyweight bracket. Two others, hiening and Perry, failed to make the finals by the slight- est of margins, both having fought to tie scores and los- ing on referee ' s decision. Matt Moyer finished his col- lege career undefeated in the I2l-lb. class, winning over his tournament opponent by a fall in the first period, and also winning the plaque awarded to the outstanding wrestler in the tournament. Bill Blackwell lost to a much heavier opponent, but the team came through with a second place tie with North Carolina State. Captain F. M. " Rock " Moyer leaves the VMl wrestling squad with well-deserved honors and a record superior in every respect. In 1942 he captained the Freshman team, winning all of his matches. During the 1947 and 1948 seasons he sustained only one loss. His record shows 15 falls, five decisions, three wins by default, and one loss (in 128-lb. competition); during these 24 matches he made 105 out of a possible 120 points. He was Southern Conference champion (I2l-lb. class) for 1947 and 1948, and was awarded the trophy as being the outstanding wrestler in the 1948 conference meet. His record is to be envied and his performance is one to be emulated. HARRY DASHIELL I5S lbs. PETE MEREDITH lis lbs. BILL BLACKWELL 175 lbs. ERSKINE WILLIAMS 175 lbs. TRACK 19 4 7 RALPH CASEY Coach JACK HUTCHINSON Captain The men on the 1947 track team will long remember the overwork theory of the new coach, Ralph Casey. Off to a late start, the Keydets had to work hard and long to get in shape for the first meet of the season, with Vir- ginia at Charlottesville, hlutchinson, team captain and star, was out with an injured knee and several other let- termen were nursing pains and sprains, so the team was not up to full strength. This, and the only fair condition of the team, added up to a 9l-to-35 victory for the Cavaliers. In a few days the mighty University of Mary- land team came down to Lexington, and again the Key- dets went down on the short side of a 98-28 score. After another week of intense training Coach Casey ' s thinclads began to round into shape, and on the following weekend defeated the William and Mary team on the Indians ' own track, hiarrison, a freshman, led the V.M.I, scorers with first in the 100 and 220 dashes, while Frank Liddell claimed a first in the mile and a second in the two-mile event. The final score showed the Keydets In the win column with a 66-59 victory. The next meet took the team to Blacksburg, and there, on a muddy, rain-soaked track against a team of superior strength, V.M.I, lost to a V.P.I, track team for the first w. Sweeney, Eva, Robcitson. Hutchinson (captain), Webb, Harrison. Shelton. Liddell. Fain. Read. Second row: Harrington Salley Bris- Sheffield, Williams, Claris, Oliver, Reed, Taft, Siayton (manager). Third row: Will. Tamalis, Thornton, Krifimacher, Thompson Mills Worthington, Ragunas, Noftsinger, Schluter. Casey (coach). 200 From left to right: Frank LIddell, two mller, flying low . . . Bob Sherrard goes over top against W M . . . Harringtc mark against Richmond ... Sheffield leads a Gobbler in the Conference meet. Dsses two-mile time since 1937. Hutchinson, entering for the first time, scored in the 100-yard dash, javelin, and discus. At the Big Six meet in Williamsburg, V.M.I, and Tech fought a close battle for second place (Virginia having clinched first), and not until the very last event did the Gobblers push through, leaving the Keydets in third place. V.M.I. ' s Clark took first place in the high jump and Bob Sherrard tied for first in the pole vault. In a mid-week meet at Richmond the Keydet thinclads made it a clean sweep by taking fourteen firsts, defeating the Spiders 95-30. The season closed with the Southern Conference meet at Chapel hiill, and against the best of the southern track- men the Keydets placed sixth in a field of thirteen schools. Hutchinson led the V.M.I, scorers with seven points, plac- ing second in the 100-yard dash and third in the discus. Bob Sherrard ended his college athletic career with a second in the pole vault. Left to right: " Chi " Mills gets behind one . . . Robertson breaks the tape in the 440 at Richmond . . . Bill Harris " Hutch " heaves the javelin . . . Shelton picks ' em up and puts ' em down . . . Mac Fain takes off in the Conference me ns the 880 201 FRANK SUMMERS Baseball Coach BASEBALL 19 4 7 Starling with a brand new ball team, com- posed of both returned veterans and rats, and a new coach, Frank Summers, the Keydets had a difficult season. In their first game, the V.M.I. nine showed impressive strength on the mound and at the plate to pound out a 6-2 victory over Penn State. Harwood held the Lions to two hits, and Bobby Kuzma, first sacker, hit three for three. The second game was much like the first, after a shaky first Inning. Turning on the power. eft to right: First row; Kuzma, Kelly, Lu ch), fatten, Velti chryssikos, tteike Left to right: Jotinny Stevens (captain). " Boody " Mann. Doug Pritcliard (IM8 captain). Ed Wliite. Elman Gr, V.M.I, defeated Lynchburg 8 to 6, with Ross Walker hitting three for four and " Red " Patton pounding out two long home runs. The third game was a tight squeeze, the Keydets coming out on the long side of a 2-to-l score against Michigan State. Russell was the winning pitcher, and Johnny Stevens led the batters with three for four at the plate. The Keydets suffered their first loss in Charlottesville at the hands of a pow- erful Virginia nine, 15 to 3. The team was hurt by the loss of tv o infield regulars, Thomason and Patton, who dropped out for spring football practice. In the next encounter the V.M.I, team defeated Roanoke College 20 to 7 in a battle marked by hard hitting, including a home run by Kuzma, and weak pitching on both teams. Their play marked with numerous errors and poor field- ing, the Keydets lost the next three contests in a row: to V.P.I., 12-4; to Virginia, 7-5; and to Richmond, 9-3. Buckling down to real baseball, the Keydets played their best game of the sea- son in the next encounter, and defeated the V.P.I, nine, 6 to 5, in ten innings. The game was a hard-fought contest, a home run by Kuzma sav- ing the day for the Keydets. In the next contest, which closely resembled a track meet, the V.M.I, team was out-slugged by the George Washing- ton nine, 22-17, in a free and easy, wild-scoring fray. In this game G. W. used six pitchers and the Keydets sent three to the mound. The V.M.I, team wound up the season with two losses — one to Richmond, 10 to 6, and the other to William and Mary, 9 to 6. Both games were marked by wild pitching and poor fielding on the part of the Keydets, factors which dogged the team throughout the season. ppv .-!i I I ' r ' A ' i ■ — - " ' " i - ' ' wV ilL ' TT • Front row, left to right: Ewing, West, Enochs, Green, Ratliff, Maxwell, Renton, Wright. Second row: Ledermar (manager). Parks, Stevens, Bolvig, Martin. Maggard (captain), Barnes, D. Fleming Willterson, Smallwcod (manager). Third row: Wallace, Raeburn, P. Fleming, Michaux, Winfree, Kritzmacher, Taylor, Runquist (coach). SWIMMING SEASON ' S RESULTS VMI 62; Roanoke College . . 13 VMI VMI 61; George Washington. 14 VMI VMI 24; UNC 51 VMI State Meet second place 35; N. C. State . . . . 40 39; VPI , . 36 35; University ot Va. . , . 40 Although hampered by the loss of several of last season ' s performers, the VMI swimmers, ably coached by Ken Runquist, turned in a 50-50 scorecard at the end of the season. Sev- eral new cadets turned out to be excellent per- formers, and helped to fill the empty .spaces left from last year. In the first meet, in Lexing- ton, the Keydets had little trouble in downing Roanoke College, 62 to 13, and followed up this first victory by defeating George Washington University in Washington, 61 to 14. Traveling to Chapel hfill for their third meet, the natators met defeat at the hands of the Conference champs, the University of North Carolina, 51 to 24. Back in Lexington, the team dropped a hard fought meet to N. C. State, 40 to 35. The two teams were neck and neck all through the meet, and State won in the final event, and then only by a few inches. The Keydets then won over VPI, 39 to 36, and lost to Virginia, 40 to 35, before heading for the State meet to defend the title they won last year. Al- though they turned In a good performance, and " Moe " MIchaux came out with a new state record in the 150-yard backstroke, the team could take only a second, the title going to Virginia by a 49 to 39 score. Despite this the team has excellent prospects for the future, losing only one man by graduation in June. 201 Left to right: Seated: Sweeney, Harrington, Hemple, Liddell, Ross, Avery, Thornton, Morgan. Standing: Colonel H. M. Read (coach), Roberts, Will, Kempsell, Lawrence, Tuxhorn, Comerford, Ramrtiel, Webb, Malmo (manager). CROSS COUNTRY Cross country was revived this year as a major sport after a five-year wartime lapse. The team was fortunate in having as their coach, Colonel " Son " Read, whose cross country teams are widely known throughout the Southern Confer- ence. Although three track letter men re- ported for practice, only one man had had previous experience as a cross coun- try runner. After many long, grueling hours on the cinders and out the old mill road the Keydet team made its debut on October 17th, at the University of Rich- mond. In a drizzling rain they completely outclassed the Spiders 38 to 22. V.M.I. ' s Frank Liddell finished almost a quarter of a mile ahead of the nearest Richmond runner. Two weeks later the " hill and dale " boys departed in a pouring rain for Blacksburg. The weather cleared off just before the race, but most of the course was over clay roads, which were ex- tremely slippery, and the Gobblers came out on the heavy side of a 20-35 score. On November 14 the team met Bridge- water College in the first and only home meet, and defeated them on the V.M.I, course, 32-23. The season ended three days later when the Keydets journeyed to the Southern Conference meet in Raleigh at N. C. State. On a 4 5 8-mile course the V.M.I, harriers placed fifth in a field of nine. 205 Left to right: Barrett, W. T.; Watson, N. T.; Watt, R. G.; Pringle, J. C- Ma A.; Colonel Mayo (coach). GOLF, 1947 1947 marked the revival of the V.M.I, golf team, and with its return to the ath- letic program it was declared a mono- gram sport. In their first match the Key- det linkmen warmed up against A.M. A. with a 16 1 2 to I 1 2 vctory. Maxwell and Poindexter showed up especially well. In the next match the Keydets were edged out 5 to 4 by a traveling George Washington University team, and lost again at home to Georgetown, 6 to 3. In two more home matches the V.M.I, team came out on the long end of a 17-11 score against hiampden Sydney, and de- feated Roanoke College 18 to 0. Max- well, Poindexter, and Pringle led the team in these two victories. Traveling to the University of Maryland, the team was de- feated 6 to 3, and then at the hands of Virginia Tech ' s Gobblers suffered an over- whelming 26-to-l defeat. The Keydets lost the next match to Maryland by a close 14-13 score, and then in Roanoke the next weekend beat hiampden Sydney. The team wound up the season against VPI, losing 1 5 to 12. V ith the loss of only Vv att and Poin- dexter by graduation, the Keydet golfers are looking forward to a big season in 1948. Walthour. C. P.; Thompson, N. B.; Hanson, M. W.; Walser, D. C; Stafford, D. G. on (coach); Angell H. T.; Bennett, H.; Gantt, J. I.- Loth, A. L.; Harris, H. L,; Cook, T. R.; Schaumburg, F. W. TENNIS, 1947 The tennis team opened Its first season since before the war under the able coaching of Captain Davlsson, and with a well rounded team, came out with three victories against two losses. Number one man, and losing only to hHampden-Syd- ney, was Joe Gantt. Close behind him were Bennett, Angell, Schaumberg, Thompson and Loth, with doubles teams of Gantt and Schaumberg, Bennett and Angell, and Loth and Walthour showing up well. Opening with a match against a strong hHampden-Sydney team, the inex- perienced Keydets were defeated, with Schaumberg garnering the only win. The team bounced back to defeat Bridge- water College, taking every match. Their third match was with hIampden-Sydney again, and the Keydets showed a slight improvement over the first, but not enough to change the results. Joe Gantt reached his peak against Franklin Mar- shall, taking his match and leading the Keydets In a close victory. The team rounded out the season with a convincing victory over Bridgewater. Without any losses by graduation, the tennis team seems a sure bet to repeat its perfor- mance with quite a bit of improvement through experience. Leff to right: Jone;, H. C; Whitehurst, W. A.; Bercaw W. W.- Fitts J. H.- Majo G. B.; Dillard, S. S.; Haggerty, J. W.; Bowers. E. R. od (coach); Ashby, POLO, 1947 Because of the transportation difficul- ties involved the Keydet Polo Team was unable to keep part of its schedule. How- ever, they were able to play all their scheduled matches with the United States Military Academy team. In the first match, played at West Point on an indoor field, the Keydets lost 7 to 3. The second match of the season was played in the ridinq hall at Lexington, on Institute ponies, and the Keydets triumphed 18 to 10, over an Army team which had won the National Intercollegiate Champion- ship only a week before. In the playoff match, at West Point on Army ponies, the V.M.I, team went down M to 4. In winding up the season, the Keydets won an exhibition match against an alumni team 5 to 0. Monograms were awarded for the first time in polo, with letters going to Ashby, Bercaw, and Whitehurst. At this writing the 1948 team is preparing to fly to Mi- ami to open th e season against the Uni- versity of Miami in the Orange Bowl. 208 Left to riaht- Jacobsen T B • Page H. L- Hurt, C. W.: Vaughn. 1. N.; Neunhotfer, J. A.; Lieutenant Colonel BarksTaie (coacS)- BoL, T, R, elvey. j!; Lyons. J. H.l Shepherd. W. E. D.; Harmon, B. F. Tigertt, T. W. HORSESHOW, 1947 Continuing the tradition of fine horse- manship for which V.M.I, has long been famous, Colonel Barksdale ' s well-coached horseshow team has made a fine showing at many horse shows throughout the state this season. Top honors among the Cadet horsemen were taken by Ben Harmon, who won the trophy for the best horse- manship in the corps, and Tom Tigertt, who rode V.M.I. ' s " Chum " to a champion- ship in the Kiwanis Club Horse Show. These two cadets were followed closely by many other able horsemen, and quite a few of the freshmen show great promise as riders. Of outstanding interest was the organizing and holding of the annual Spring Horse Show and Hunter Trials at White ' s Farm, which always draws a large attendance, both of spectators and rid- ers, from throughout the state. Much credit is due Colonel Barksdale and his fine group of riders for their work. It Is through the work of cadets such as these that the fine old traditions of horseman- ship and sportsmanship, for which V.M.I, is known, are carried on. 209 COUNCIL Left to right: Shelley, W M.; Enochs, J. W.; Thomas, C. A.; Reynolds, J. J.; Schwartz, J. F.; Gregory, M. M. Seated: Mr. Roberts. INTRAMURALS The in+ramural proqram got off to a good start early in the fall under the able direc- tion of Bill Roberts and the Intramural Coun- cil. The Intramural Council is to the intra- mural program what the Athletic Council Is to the varsity program. Under a new point-credit program devised by the Council, intramural competition began in earnest with football tak- ing top billing, followed closely by basketball. On the heels of the gridiron and court came tennis and wrestling, both individual sports giv- ing everyone a chance to give their all for dear old " X " Company. The highlight of the intramural program was the annual inter-bat- talion " Blood Bowl " game, played on a very muddy lower field on the Saturday before Christmas furlough. With a cold, soggy mud hampering both teams ' running and passing attack, the Big Red Elephants of the First Bat- talion managed to slog their way to a IO-to-0 victory on a beautiful twenty-yard field goal and an intercepted pass run-back. The results of the intramural competition at the end of the first term stood as follows: Football 1st: " D " Co 193 points 2nd: " C " Co 162 points Tennis 1st: " A " Co 43 points 2nd: " D " Co 13 points Basketball 1st: " A " Co 197 points 2nd: " F " Co 16! points Swimming 1st: " D " Co 103 points 2nd: " A " Co 99 points Wrestling 1st: " E " Co 95 points 2nd: " C " Co 93 points 210 SPORTS SHOTS (I) Jack Evans grunts and groans for " D " Com- pany. (2) Into the stands before the opening ganne. (3) We wanna touchdown! (4) Who ' s got who? ;j (5) Interbattalion football 5 game — the " Blood Bowl. " 6) Catawba back stopped by ' " Chi. " (7) William and Mary out at first. (8) Tech does the honors on Turkey Day. THERE OUGHTA O ' IT ' S AN EDITED BY J. Y. O ' NEAL, JR. 212 BE A LAW OUTRAGE CARTOONS BY KOVARIK AND TRUMBO 2J3 THE TERRIBLE NIGHT A bunch of the boys were shoofing crap In a barracks suite one night, " Grosso " Adams was making an eight And waging an awful fight. When out of the night which was fifty below And into the din and glare, There stumbled Willie, fresh from Sub ' s Quarters, Really loaded for bear. He looked like a cop just off his beat, hlis face was a malicious grin. In ecstasy he rubbed his hands And snared them in their sin. His eyes want glancing aro und the room, The boys — in an awful daze, ' Til the fateful red dominoes Fell In the way of his wandering gaze. The boy with the dice had dropped them cold — He cared no more for the " eight, " While the bad man strode across the room Dragging his meager weight. With mighty flourishes he grasped the dice. Those tell-tale symbols of wrong. And out on the table those little cubes rolled Echoing the P. T. song. Were you ever out on P. T. road When the wind was starting to blow. When your shirt on your back was wet with sweat And the good boys were all at the show? With only the " trot " of the horses ' hoofs As you trudged along in the cold, A half-dead thing in a stark, dead world. And your rifle too heavy to hold. While along at your side rode the chicken O. C, Monarch of all he surveys. Then you ' ve a hunch what that inspection meant. Hunger — sore feet — no hays. And the hunger was not of a belly kind That can be banished with bacon and beans, But the hunger of a lonely Keydet For a movie and all that It means. And barracks so far from where we are, Drab walls and a roof above, Or a Lynchburg trip in Sllm ' s new car In quest of a woman ' s love. The echoing of the dice died away So soft that you could hear, And felt that your life had been looted clean Of all It once held dear. That someone was stealing the freedom you loved. There was nothing you could do In reply. If you could only find a hole In the floor To crawl away and die. It was the crowning of a heart ' s despai r and it thrilled you through and through. You saw only confinement and penalty tours. But what in hell could you do? Then the dice song almost stopped; Then it burst with a pent-up flood — It seemed to say, " Confinement, confinement, " And your eyes went blind with blood. The thought came back of the ancient wrong And it stung like a frozen lash. In your ear you could hear, " Six weeks, forty tours " And the. dice fell down with a crash. And then Willie turned, and his eyes burned In a most peculiar way, And he gave a stare, and he tore his hair And the Keydets heard him say: " Now you mutts, you hate my guts, But I don ' t give a damn. I want to state, and my words are straight. And I ' ll bet my boots they ' re true — You ' re gonna be gray and wish you were dead Before I ' m through working on you. " (Continued on next page) 214 Then the little " King of the Sentry Box " Pulled out his awful pad, And what he wrote in a couple of strokes Was horrible, wicked and sad. The Keydets were sent to the " Supe, " In the house down Officer ' s Lane, And thanks to the fine work of Willie They ' ll never again be the same. The demerits they got would fill a house, Tours they ' ll walk ' til Judgment Day. As for confinement, they locked ' em up And threw the key away. These are the simple facts in the case And I guess I oughta know, They say they got " snaked in the grass, " And I ain ' t denying it ' s so. I ' m not wise as these lawyer guys But strictly between us two. The guy that fouled them is going to hell And so are the Keydets too. — With Apologies to a Previous Editor THE INJUSTICE OF IT ALL A certain radio announcer had charge of a daily Man- in-the-Street program, his duties, of course, being to chat with people on the streets of the town in which he was employed. One day, a drunk staggered up to his microphone and said, " I wanna play ' Knock, knock ' ! " Seeing no harm in this, the announcer said that it would be all right. " Okay, " said the drunk, " knock, knock. " " Who ' s there? " asked the announcer. " Argo, " said the drunk. ' Argo who? " asked the announcer. " Argo to hell, " said the drunk, chortling gleefully. Immediately the local gendarmes collected and carted the ill-fated announcer away to jail. He was sentenced to five years for permitting profanity to be broadcast over his program. 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C, JR Baynesville, Virginia DAVIS, G. P 620 Botetourt St., Norfolk, Virginia EDMONDS, W. F 2409 Henrietta Road, Birmingham, Alabama ENG G W- Carmen Ave., Chicago, Illinois FITZPATRICK, W. E., JR Route 1, Lexington, Virginia FRANKLIN, S. W 2837 Eastwood Ave., Chicago, Illinois GANTT J. 1 1035 Ashland Place, Lynchburg, Virginia GARRISON, J. C, JR 23 W. Oak St., Alexandria, Virginia GEMMINGEN, F. VON, JR 2708 Grove Ave., Richmond, Virginia GIANELLONI, A. L Apt. 1938, hlavana, Cuba GLEASON R. W 535 Elm Ave., Roanoke, Virginia HAINES, W. E 3rd St., Luray, Virginia HAIRSTON, S. M Stuart, Virginia HODNETT, J. W., JR 117 Stockton St., Bluefield, Virginia HUGHES, G. F 1507 Lexington Ave., Roanoke, Virginia JACOBSEN, T. B 1 English Village, Cranford, New Jersey JARRETT, E. A. 2505 North Ave., Richmond, Virginia KOVARIK, J. A 1503 No. Edison St., Arlington, Virginia LOTH, A. L 2500 Hawthorne Ave., Richmond, Virginia LOUGHBOROUGH, S. D R.F.D. 9, Richmond, Virginia MALMO, R. C 1601 Monument Ave., Richmond, Virginia MAY, V . B 2705 North Ave., Richmond, Virginia McCULLOUGH, J. W 4045 Montevallo Road, Birmingham, Alabama MILLIMET, S 8410 2nd Ave., North Bergen, New Jersey MILLS, G. B R.F.D. 3, Frankfort, Kentucky MILLS, M. M 116 Porteous, New Orleans, Louisiana OF THE CLASS OF 1949-A MOVER, F. M 215 Fayette St., Staunton, Virginia MYERS, B. S 2137 Radcllffe Ave., Charlotte 7, North Carolina NACHMAN, I. E 1023 25th St., Newport News, Virginia NEWCOMB, A. J., JR 1709 Brandon Road, Roanoke, Virginia NEWSOM, J. hi., JR 25 Burtis St., Portsmouth, Virginia NIXON, C. R 7422 Wellington Ave., University City 5, Missouri NOYES, J. K 221 Sycamore Road, Lexington 30, Kentucky O ' NEAL, J. Y., JR 1732 Grant, Apt. 40, Denver, Colorado PEERY, J. M Box 69, Tazewell, Virginia PENNIMAN, G. A., JR 4308 McFariln Blvd., Dallas, Texas PRITCHARD, L. D 321 Cedar Lane, Hopewell, Virginia PUSEY, E. M 13 W. VIrgilia StI., Chevy Chase, Maryland RANGE, W. E 2I2W 7th St., Salem, Ohio REARDON, J. M 249 90th St., Brooklyn, New York REYNOLDS, J. J., Ill 512 Liberty St., Waynesboro, Georgia ROBBINS, A., Ill 317 Brown Ave., Hopewell, Virginia RODDEY, S. L II Marlon Ave., Sumter, South Carolina RUSSELL, W. H 22 Forest Lane, Salisbury, Maryland SADLER, J. R Moon, Virginia SCHER, 1. M 309 William St., Fredericksburg, Virginia SCHWARTZ, J. F., Ill 2431 43rd St., Astoria 3, L. L, New York SCOTT, H. C, IV 431 Murray St., Frankfort, Kentucky SLAYTON, O. L., JR 207 Claiborne Ave., Rocky Mount, Virginia SMITH, H. L 200 Southland Ave., Marlin, Texas SORENSEN, R. C. G 7250 Scottwood Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio SWEENEY, H. T I Dinwiddle St., Portsmouth, Virginia TAYLOR, J. L., JR 3005 Hanover Ave., Richmond, Virginia THOMAS, C. A Lawrencevllle, Virginia WALSER, D. C, JR 16 E. Bradley Lane, Chevy Chase, Maryland WEST, E. E., JR 3600 Noble Ave., Richmond, Virginia WHITE, J. E P.O. Box 41, Scottsvllle, Virginia WHITMORE, W. H., JR 1205 Spottswood Ave., Norfolk 7, Virginia WILLIAMS, J. D 3012 Monument Ave., Richmond. Virginia WILSON, T. M 666 N. Sheridan Rd., Lake Forest, Illinois WISE, S. W River Road, Cape Vincent, New York INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Page Adair Hut+on ... 243 Aerheart Kirk 250 Andre ' s Studio 237 The First National Bank of Lynchburg 234 James M. Barker, Jr 223 Benson Printing Co 261 Bernson Silk Mills, Inc 217 Boley ' s Book Store 236 C. C. Bova 238 Bowen Jewelry Co 257 W. W. Boxley Co 229 Bristol Office Supply Co 219 Burroughs-White Chevrolet Corp 228 Caldwell-Sites Co 249 The Candlelight Supper Club 224 Century Sprinkler Co 221 Charlottesville Woolen Mills 236 Childs Pulp Colors, Inc 249 Clover Creamery Co 243 Cole, hiarding James, Inc 223 Craddock Terry Shoe Corp 248 J. Ed Deaver Sons 258 Franque A. Dickins 247 Dixie Container Corp 253 Donahoe ' s Flower Shop 222 Duti-Duds, Inc 233 Dutch Inn 229 £. P. 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