Virginia Military Institute - Bomb Yearbook (Lexington, VA)

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u ' fUtt i r r 1 1 w , ,iKi3 i!iiiii]iu::ii ' ;ni!ii;iaiiaii.»3:ii r:35Hsr::gEi? ' T -- rfiK.R»-«: ' itft si:yin U " ' i A STATE MILITARr. ENCINEERINC AND ARTS COLLEGE. FOUNDED IN 1839. GRADUATES OF IT HAVE TAKEN A PROMINENT PART IN EVERY WAR SINCE THE MEXICAN WAR. 2.000 OF THEM SERVING IN THE WORLD WAR. THE CADETS FOUGHT AS A CORPS AT NEW MARKET IN 1884. AMONG THE MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY WERE STONEWALL JACKSON AND THE NOTED SCIENTISTS. MATTHEW f. MAURY AND JOHN M. IROOKE. EDWARD L. OAST, JR.. Co-Editor I EMIL FISHER, JR.. Co-Editor I SAMUEL B. BROWN, Business Manager m 9S0 ;i ' -;::i f; ' v,; .rr.f-ij: Annual Publication of Ike I :v ' ' institute ' eor . Xk Classes fps PROGRESS o, ' n November 11, 1839, the Virginia Military Institute was founded as a state military college. During the one hun- dred and eleven years of its existence, the former arsenal has developed into the foremost civilian military college in the United States, producing men of outstanding achievement in both the military and civilian fields. In its long history the Institute also has developed a fine physical plant of which every cadet and alumnus may be proud. The more recent changes made on the post through new construction and remodel- ing have prompted the staff of the 1950 Bomb to present as the theme of its book, " The Changing V. M. I., " and to show pictorially the changes that have occurred over the years. f COLONEL OLIVER B. BUCHER OELDOM does the work of a man to whom a yearbook is dedicated so closely parallel the contacts and experiences of the group making the dedication. When the Class of 1950-B matriculated in September, 1946, Colonel Oliver B. Bucher returned to the Virginia Military Institute. With us he saw the Institute undergo the post-war era, and he worked hard at returning the V. M. I. to its former status. Also with us he saw new developments and changes occur. During this time he did everything in his power toward improvements wherever possible to make the V. M. I. a better V. M. I. His sincerity and willingness to aid cadets in their personal problems, activities, and cadet life leaves in the hearts of the members of the Class of 1950-B the memory of a man who has done much to strengthen the standing of the Institute. It will be difficult to visualize a V. M. I. without Colonel Bucher. Therefore, with a feeling of great pleasure, the staff of the 1950 Bomb, representing the Class of 1950-B, dedicates this, their yearbook, to Colonel Oliver B. Bucher, Professor of Military Science and Tactics and Commandant of Cadets. I 1839-1864 _ FTER several years of discussion and investigation, the Legisla- ture of the Commonwealth of Virginia passed an act on March 29, 1839, providing for the establishment of a state military college at the site of the state arsenal in Lexmgton. The provisions of this act were fulfilled when, as described by Colonel J. T. L. Preston in his Semi-Centennial address, " on that often-mentioned 11th of November, 1839, when amidst the falling snow the solitary cadet made his appearance in history by mounting guard m front of the disestablished arsenal. " That schtary cadet, as he paced beneath the then youthful hickory guard tree, gazed at a small group of buildings of which the most important v ere the four-story arsenal building and the two-story Barracks, which included the mess hall and housed the steward, his family, and servants. The hill that is now the parade ground was cut by gullies, and part of it was a cornheld. Within a year the Barracks had been enlarged by the addition of another story, and a Mess House had been constructed that contained the kitchen, mess hall and steward ' s guarters on the hrst two floors, and a library and classrooms on the third. This Barracks gradually became an L-shaped structure of two and three stories topped by a cupola, the arsenal being inside the courtyard ormed by the Barracks and a wall. The first decade of the Institute ' s existence was a period of haphazard growth, with additions being made to the Barracks and houses being erected for the officers ' guarters. Other buildings of minor importance were also constructed, including a hospital, built in 1849, which is still standing. In 1851 the grounds and buildings of the Inshtute began to assume the uniform characteristics that are responsible for its singular appearance. In that year the original haphazardly con- structed Barracks gave way to the regular lines and castellated towers of the predecessor to the present structure, which included the south and parts of the east and west sides of its modern counter- part. n 1854 a capacious and well-eguipped mess hall was built at its present location, which also provided quarters for the board of visitors, the steward and various officers. Two years later the bronze casting of Houdon ' s statue of Wash- ington became the first statue to be erected at the Institute. As V. M. I. faced the turbulent Sixties, the southern facade of Barracks, in which no major changes have been made, fronted by Washing- ton ' s statue surrounded by an iron railing, looked down a gentle slope to the valley pike, while the enlarged parade ground to the west was flanked by three buildings housing the superintendent and other officers. Two of these and the mess hall had castellated towers and regular lines similar to those of the Barracks, giving an appearance of unity to the campus, which was then beyond the outskirts of Lexington. liOH » 4 - r- aisiti t ' -.a I ' : " ;, ' . ' . ' . ' ■ • ■■j i . jj j.:.. !!i L.. ' . ' i:v y ' " rfE r.!. t: ! ! !i« ' I ' S ' ' inun :s!i.MJJ!-aAi iMfBSJSSB i SS W ' ' j jjU jj jj Millie W Scimce Ij . ?, . ----= fifcTL Ji- - £«i£Sl Mumm Tidd ■ " -V ■» ' ... ' liMANT A80D! OF A cin „. •UANHONORTOOVICOW«,„,„ TOPWDETOTHIH,m,vcTC«AWFM SOUJIEW AHACHED TO IHEiX .SATO mi! ND RUDY JN EVEM tlllE Of CIEFEn lEAll US. HONOR OR DEFEND HER RKJHTS :-FM TCN r (di " fdens M S SSHisK ' ' ' - V - .! U- t V ' r- hi- : j H ' I II I i I ■ ' .. li , " TnjBr ■v f? (fW ' rMriv ' istj.i ' fiu,vAtn i jj ' WiK I " n n 11 11 ' , I II H II 11 1 " n II " " " II II II » " II II li li n barracks HIS EXCELLENCY, JOHN STEWART BATTLE Governor o Virginia THE BOARD OF VISITORS Thomas G. Burch Martinsville, Virginia John M. Camp Franklin, Virginia James S. Easley Halifax, Virginia John C. Hagan Richmond, Virginia George C. Marshall Leesburg, Virginia G. Alvin Massenburg Hampton, Virginia A. Willis Robertson Lexington, Virginia Jay W. Johns Charlottesville, Virginia Abney Boxley Roanoke, Virginia E. Ashton Sale Martinsville, Virginia J. Clifford Miller Richmond, Virginia MEMBERS OF THE BOARD EX OFFICIO S. Gardner Waller Adjutant Geneial of Virginia Richmond, Virginia D. J. HOWARD Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction Richmond, Virginia OFFICERS OF THE BOARD James S. Easley, President, Halifax, Virginia J. Harry Ebeling, Secretary, Lexington, Virginia I Left to Right General Richard I. Marshall. Ger eral George C. Marshall, Mr. Massenburg, Mr. Boxley, Mr. Hagan, Mr. Johns, Mr. Easley Not Present; Senator Burch, Mr. Camp, Mr. Howard, Mr. Miller, Senator Robertson, Mr. Sale, General Waller 3© " 20 3© " MAJOR GENERAL RICHARD JACQUELIN MARSHALL SUPERINTENDENT W 21 3»- LIEUTENANT GENERAL CHARLES EVANS KILBOURNE SUPERINTENDENT EMERITUS Lecturer on Military Science and History VS " 22 JF ' «U.- w.««Wii.Wllliii-.lilRira« ' lHi ' H ' ilH.W|«!illtliiPii! H L fi ' i fl i ' gJJIim " g ' - J LLMm TeP!!!™™ THE ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF BRIGADIER GENERAL STEWART W. ANDERSON B.S., M.S. Academic Executive Professor of Electrical Engineering Top Row, Left to Right: Colonel William Couper, S.B., C.E.. Business Exe- cutive Officer, Histori- ographer; Lieutenant Colonel Flouinoy H. Baiksdale. B.A.. Military Executive Officer; Lieu- tenant Colonel Brooke B. Mallory. M.D.. Surgeon. Bottom Row. Left to Right: Major J. Harry Ebeling, Treasurer; Major Robert Littrell. B.S.. Military Storekeeper, Purcfias- ing Officer: Mr. R. Mar- lowe Harper. Assistant Treasurer. JP- 23 3B- The Faculty Colonel T. A. E. Moseley A.B., Ph.D. Professor of Spanish Colonel Raymond E. Dixon A.B., A.M. Professor of English and Literati Colonel B. Davis Mayo B.S. Professor of Mathematia. Colonel Robert L. Bales LL.B., A.B.. A.M., Ph.D. Professor of Psychology and Philosophy Colonel Samuel M. MiUn B.S.. M.A. Professor of French Colonel Murray F. Edwards B.S.. MA. Professor of German Colonel Robert A. Marr, Jr. B.S., C.E.. M.S. Professor of Civil Engineeri Colonel J. Douglas FuUe: B.S., M.A., Ph.D. Professor of History Colonel William E. Byr. E.E., Ph.D. Professor of Mathemat Colonel S. Murray Heflii B.S.. M.S., M.A, Professor of Physics Colonel Robert J. Trinkle B.S., M.S. Professor of Mechanical Engineering Colonel Kermeth S. Purdi. B.S. Professor of Mathematic 3W 24 38 " The Faculty Colonel Henley P. Boykii B.S.. C.E., D.I.C. ProtessoT of Mechanics a Colonel Hernando M. Read B.A., M.A. Professor of English Colonel Leslie German B.A., M.S.. Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry Colonel Robott P, Carroll B.A.. MA. Professor of Biology Colonel John S. Jamison , Jr. Colonel Herbert E. Ritchey Colonel Harold H. Hulcheson Lieuler ant Colonel John E. Town B.S., M.S. A.B.. M.S. B.A.. Ph.D. B S . M.A. Professor of Electric Engineering al Professor of Chemistry Professor- of Economics Assc date Professor of History Lieutenant Colonel John Herbert C. Mann, B.S.. C.E., M.S. i?ssocja(e Professor of Civil Lieutenant Colonel R. Counc Weaver. B.S.. M.S. dissociate Professor of Phys Lieutenant Colonel Stanton F. Blaii B.S.. MA. Associate Professor of Spanish Mathematic onel Robart H. , B.S.. MA. ofessor of 3Er 25 38r The Faculty int Colonel rving G. Foster Lieutenant Colonel Riley C. Lieutenant Colonel Herbert N. Lieutenant Colonel Arthur McL. B.S., Ph.M. Ph.D. Home, Jr., B.S., M.S. Dillard. Jr., B.A., A.M., Ph.D. Lipscomb, Jr., B.A., MA. ate Profess or of Physics Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Associate Professor of English Associate Professor of English Mr. Earle K. Pajtton B.A., M.A. date Professor of Ph Major Albert L. Lancaster B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Gem Major Carrington C. Tulwiler, Jr. B.A.. M.A., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English i B. Ne B.S. stant Professor of Physics Major Walter B. Wilson. Jr. B.S., M.S. Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Major Ralph B. Linville B.A., MA. stant Professor of Che Mr. Herbert Patchin Director of Physical Edu Major George Mercer Brooke, Jr. B.A., MA. Assistant Professor of History 38 " 26 3» " The Faculty Majoi B. W. Mundy B.S., M.A., Ph.D. stant Professor of Chemistry Major Waller B. Cormack B.S. sistant Professor of Geology Mr. Willis N. Pirkle A.B., M.S. stant Prof essor of Chemistry Mr. Charles W. Smart A.B.. M.S. Assisian t Professor of Chemistry Captain Alexander H. Mor] B.A. Instructor in Economic Mr. Samuel G. Barnes B.S., M.A. Instructor in English Captain Samuel W. Dobyns B.S., M.S. Instructor in Civil Engineerin Captain James A. McDonough B.S.. M.S. Instructor in Civil Engineering Captain James M. Morgan, Jr. B.S., M.S. Instructor in Civil Engineering, Mechanics and Drawing Captain Kenneth B. Rhode B.S., M.S. Instructor in Physics Captain William F. Byers B.A. Instructor in English Captain Lee L. Nichols. Jr. B.S. Instructor in Electrical Engineering 3Er 27 3© " The Faculty Captain Earl A. Miller B S.. M.S. Instructor in Electrical Engineering Captain lames C. Lamb III B.S., M.S. Instructor in Civil Engineerii Captain Hobert E. Ande B.S. Instructor in Civil Engin Captain Thomas B. Gentry A.B. Instructor in English Captain Bates McC. GiUii B.A. Instructor in Economic Captain Theodore A. Collins B.S., A.M. Instructor in Chemistry Captain Arthur C. Taylor, Jr. B.S. Instructor in Civil Engineeri. Mr. Kermeth C. Runquist B.S., M.Ed. Instructor in Physical Education Mi. William O. Roberts B.S. Instructor in Physical Educatio Mr. Horace J. Sheeley B.A.. M.A. Instructor in History Mr. Robert F. Steward B.S., M.S. ns(ruc(orin Mathematic Second Lieutenant Edward J. Mead B.S. Instructor in Chemistry X " 28 3© " The Faculty Second Lieutenant Walter Roberts, Jr., B.S. Instructor in Chemistr: Second Lieutenant Taznes L. Patten B.S. Instructor in Civil Engineering Second Lieutenant Willif Brittain. B.S. Instructor in Electrical nd Lieutenant James I B.S. Instructor in Physic Mr. William G. Sau B.S. Instructor in Mathe Mr. Benjamin S. Clark. Jr, Special Instructor in Civ Engineering 3Kr 29 3Kr LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN E. TOWNES Advisor The 1950 Bomb To Colonel Townes, who so willingly gave his time and effort in our cause, we express our deepest gratitude. 3©- 30 3© " The V, M, L Alumni Association July 5, 1842, the day following V. M. I. ' s first grdduation, saw the organization of the Alumni Military Association. Its name was later changed to the Society of Alumni, and in time it became known as the V. M. I. Alumni Association. It now has a membership of approximately seven thousand and boasts of forty chapters. Any cadet who leaves V. M. I. in good standing automatically becomes a member of the Association. There are no Alumni dues, but each alumnus is expected to contribute in propor- tion to his financial ability. The Association operates an employment bureau, publishes the ALUMNI REVIEW guarterly, supplies speakers to chapters, and maintains an Alumni Hall in Lexington. The present officers are: General William M. Stokes, Jr., ' 21 President Worthington Faulkner, ' 24 First Vice President Sol W. Rawls, Jr., ' 40 Second Vice President Major J. Harry Ebeling Treasurer H. A. Jacob, ' 09 Secretary LIEUTENANT COLONEL HERBERT A. JACOB Alumni Secretary MAJOR O. L. DENTON Foundation Secretary The V. M. I. Foundation, Inc. The V. M. I. Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit Virginia corporation, organized by the Alumni Association in 1937, completely independent of the Institute, but existing solely for the Institute ' s benefit. Under its charter it is authorized to receive and administer gifts and beguests for the welfare of the Institute. The main purpose of the Foundation is not only to perpetuate, but to improve the type of academic training which is characteristic of the V. M. I. Since its organization the Founda- tion has received approximately $600,000 in subscriptions. The present officers are: George C. Marshall, ' 01 President H. Merrill Pasco, ' 37 First Vice President Robert S. Spilman, ' 96 Second Vice President R. Turner Arrington, ' 21 Treasurer O. L. Denton, ' 24 Secretary 3B " 31 38r iHUto» f MAINTENANCE Top Row: Mr. Archie Childress and the P. X. Boys; Mrs. Audrey V. Parsons, NuTse Middle Row: Mr. Bertrand A. Allen, Mess Steward: Bogus and Mess Hall crew Bottom Row, Library Staff: Mrs. Margaret Vincent Jones, Librarian; Miss Mary Milam Foster. Assistant Librarian; Miss Mildred J. Whittesell, Miss Catharine B. Mann, Miss Anzolette P. Gadsden, Mrs. Frances W. Camper Mrs. Mary S. Arehart, Nurse JS " 32 JS " AND SUPPLY Top Row: Mr. Norville W. Allen and Mr. Conrad S. Steele, Laboratory Technicians; Mr. Gordon, Laundry Manager; Mrs. Houston Childress, Postmistress Bottom Row: Snake and Tom of the Pressing Shop; Cleaning Crew 3© " 33 3 tH A, Co f 1864-1918 FTER General Hunter ' s raid m June, 1864, only two houses on the V. M. I. reservation remained relatively undamaged. They were the old quarters of the Superintendent, and the porter ' s lodge at the end of the parade ground. While Barracks was being restored, the Corps had been quar- tered in a newly erected row of brick cottages along the road to the Mess Hall. By 1868, however, most of the damage was repaired, and the cadets were back in Barracks. The cottages were then used for other purposes til 1905-09, when they were torn down to make place for new buildings. At the end of the row of cottages stood the old cadet hospital. When a new infirmary was bought in 1870, the old place served as treasurer ' s office and tailor shop. It still stands there, next to the Mess Hall. The new hospital is the same we use today, except for many improvements through the years, notably in 1909. Before our present Jackson Memorial Hall was built, another structure of the same name adorned the west side of Barracks. It was built between 1892 and 1896. Jackson Arch connected the Hall with the old portion of Barracks, which at that time housed the library. If you look at the widening of Barracks from 119 on down to the new Barracks, you can approximately visualize where the library and the Hall were built onto Barracks. Large plans for expansion were underway in the beginning of the new century. Even though the old Mess Hall burned down and had to be replaced with a new one in 1905; additional con- struction was undertaken. This became eventually the Administra- tion Building we know today. It then only had two stories. Two years later the Jackson Library arose on the spot where recently the new Barracks were built. With this expansion the old facilities for book storage in Barracks were no longer necessary, and cadet rooms could be made from the space so acquired. All the new rooms in that portion of Barracks had only one entrance to the stoop, which terminated by the rooms that are now numbered nineteen. The block was therefore called " suite, " whence the joke: " Report, Sweet! ' In 1909 two buildings were added. Maury-Brooke Hall filled the urgent need for additional lecture rooms and laboratories, and the Smith Academic Building, on the present north side of Barracks, became an all-purpose edifice. It contained a museum of Natural History, the sinks, and also the first actual Post Exchange. In addition it provided more lecture rooms and laboratories. The years preceding the World War wit- nessed a substantial increase in the Corps, and consequently in the faculty. Quarters for the latter were added to the buildings on the reserva- tion from time to time. A larger parade ground for a more numerous Corps was prerequisite. I t was extended from its original 51 2 to 9 acres. Our new Jackson Memorial Hall dates from 1916. Originally the floor of the " Little Gym- nasium " was much lower, and it had an indoor track, but the floor of the gymnasium is also the ceiling of the pool, and that ceiling interferred with the heads of the divers. Therefore, the floor was raised later. Jackson Hall itself, however, has not been changed since the original con- struction. 00 t oi H. H rrrr it i . iiiMiin JP « Pij ' 2 ' COLONEL OLIVER B. BUCHER Professor of Military Science and Tactics Commandant of Cadets 3P 36 3P " ' ' N; " T ? 4 ;. m M Jt iti 6P ft J St S 8k fcii lN ib |_| __ UNITED STATES ARMY AND AIR FORCE OFFICERS Left to Right: Captain J. M. Patton, Major L. W. Bailey, Major R. C. Maling, Major S. W. Weinerth, Lieutenant Colonel S. N. Garrett. Colonel O. B. Bucher, Lieutenant Colonel R, L. Irby, Major W. A. Edens, Major I. C. SchaaJ, Captain W. H. Nelson, First Lieu- tenant H. L. Muller. UNITED STATES ARMY AND AIR FORCE ENLISTED PERSONNEL Front Row, Left to Right: Sergeant E. H. Carter, SFC. P. R. Trail, Master Sergeant P. W. Bernardi, Master Sergeant I. M. Hess, Master Sergeant W. M. ZoUman, Master Sergeant M. K Wells. Master Sergeant D. J. Cutri. Tech- nical Sergeant W. P. Kubaska. Back Row. Left to Right: Corporal H. C. Smiley. SFC. T. A. Bobbitt, Corporal W. W. McNeil . Corporal M. C. Cauley, SFC. D. T. Barnes, SFC. D. C. Fox, Sergeant J. O. Kesler. WILLIAM J. BUCHANAN Regimental Commander 3© " 38 3 R. C. COUPLAND Regimental Adjutant T. P. HARWOOD Regimental S-3 A. M. VOLK Regimental S-4 In THE REGIMENTAL STAFF G. B. AGNOR J. W. CARRINGTON Regimental Sergeant Major Regimental Supply Sergeant I 3© " 39 3B " li tMSt i FIRST BATTALION STAFF K. E. TAFT Captain, Commanding R. F. LYND Lieutenant. Adjutant H. C. PITOT Sergeant Major SECOND BATTALION STAFF A. H. GREEN Captain, Commandi R. J. TRINKLE Lieutenant, Adjutant J. L. MINEAR Sergeant Major GENERAL ORDERS NO. 40 HEADQUARTERS VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE Lexington, Virginia 14 June, 1949 I. APPOINTMENTS IN REGIMENT OF CADETS 1. All appointments of officers and non-commissioned officers in the Regiment of Cadets, heretofore in effect, are revoked. 2. The following appointments in the Regiment of Cadets, effective, Wednesday, 14 June, 1949, are announced; TO BE CADET CAPTAINS Buchanan, W. J. Simpson, H. J. Avery, C. G., Jr. Robertson, J. W. P. Taft, K. E., Jr. Coupland, R. C, Jr. Olivares, J. E., Jr. Harwood, T. P., Jr. Burwell, E. B. Brown, S. B. Quisenberry, E. L. Ill Bolvig, C. P. Stein, G. C. Fulgham, J. P., Jr. Phillips, T. B., Jr. Volk, A. M. Harrison, L. A., Jr. Green, A. H. Regimental Commander 8, Commander, First Battalion 9 Commander, Second Battalion 10 Commander, Company " D " 11 Commander, Company " C " 12 Regimental Adjutant 13 Commander, Company " E " TO BE CADET FIRST LIEUTENANTS Adjutant, First Battalion 6. Nurney, J. W., Jr. 7. Trinkle, R. J., Jr. 8. Barnes, H. C, Jr. 9. Moss, J. B., Jr. Regimental Plans and Training Officer (S-3) Commander, Company " A " Regimental Supply Officer (S-4) Commander, Company " F " Commander, Regimental Band Commander, Company " B " Adjutant, Second Battalion TO BE CADET SECOND LIEUTENANTS Schaumburg, F. W., Jr. Muir, W. R. Lewane, L. L. Kelly, W. W. Brooke, R. L. Lynd, R. F. Chegin, L. J. Lawrence, A. Kesler, R. M. Bragg, C. W., 11. Witt, T. F., Jr. 12. Thompson, N. B. 13. Laine, E. R.. Jr. 14. Green, H. B. 15. Challoner, G. T. 1. Williford, O. J. 2. Webb, P. T., Jr. 1. Bernich, K. A. 2. Nelson, W. L. TO BE CADET REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR Agnor, G. B., Jr. TO BE CADET FIRST SERGEANTS 3. Scott, A. A. 5. Maxwell, G. M. 4. Bell, H. E. 6. Strickland, J. M„ Jr. TO BE CADET REGIMENTAL SUPPLY SERGEANT Carrington, J. W. TO BE CADET SUPPLY SERGEANTS 3. Brown, T. J. 5. Lowden, J. W., Jr. 4. Hamlin, J. T. JJI 6. Cowherd, G. T., Jr. TO BE CADET BATTALION SERGEANTS MAJOR 1. Pitot, H. C. 2. Minear, J. L. TO BE CADET COLOR SERGEANTS 1. Marshal], J. H. 2. Hart, W. J., Jr. TO BE CADET SERGEANTS 16. Overman, W. C, Jr. 17. Burckell, T. J. 18. Ripley, J. G. 19. Hamner, H. D., Jr. 20. Winfree, W. W., Jr. 7. Inman, J. F. 7. May, C. E., Jr. 1 Lawrence, M. P., Jr. 12. Spotts, A. C. Ill 23. Dickens, C. H. 34. Moss, R. D. 2 Kneessy, A. D. 13. Cole, R. H. 24. Stump, J. J., Jr. 35. DeLeon, D. A., Jr 3 King, M. A., Jr. 14. Marshall, St. J. R., Jr. 25. Howard, J. T. 36. Poag, R. H. 4 Ross, J. J. IJI 15. Thomas, J. O., Jr. 26. Meader, G. S., Jr. 37. Ambrose, H., Jr. 5 Jordan, J. H., Jr. 16. Ellis, W. B. 27. Little, R. M. 11 38. Schrader, H. 6 Friend, J. H., Jr. 17. White, J. A., Jr. 28. Stark, B. D. 39. Richey, H. II 7 Fung, S. F. 18. Lazzell, R. C. 29. Held, C. E. 40. Crawford, A. M., 8 Crisp, H. K. 19. Duval, H. H., Jr. 30. Reynolds, D. R. 41. Adeeb, J., Jr. 9 Morton, T. F., Jr. 20. Bass, S. H., Jr. 31. Cox, F. W., Jr. 42. Catlin, J. E., Jr. 10 Nichol, B. B., Jr. 21. Kasteel, F. R. 32. Perry, I. S. 43. Smith, G. B., Jr. 11 Blackwell, M. J., Jr. 22. Anson, F. G. 33. Moncnef, R. D., Jr. 44. 45. Chryssikos, H. L. Herring, J. A. TO BE CADET CORPORALS 1 Frankeberger, J. R. A. 20. Piper, C. A., Jr. 39. Patrick, W. L. 58. Britton, C. V., Jr. 2 Marshall, P. J. 21. Redman, C. G., Jr. 40. Janney, D. G. 59. Valack, R. S. 3 Hodges, P. S. 22. Greer, S. T. 41. Goodloe, T. W., Jr. 60. Burton, J. E. Ill 4 Cure, J. W. Ill 23. Thompson, W. A., Jr. 42. Nay, H. R. 61. Coker, E. R. 5 Gibson, J. M. 24. Buchanan, R. J. 43. Lambert, R. L. 62. Bray, G. E., Jr. 6 Carlon, F. S. 25. Mecredy, J. M. 44. Davis-Collins, J. J. 63. Robertson, D, B. 7 Bryant, H. G. 26. Bickerstaff, W. A. 45. Craven, J. H., Jr. 64. Sartor, J. C. 8 Stringer, G. C, Jr. 27. Birge, T. W. 46. Schenstrom, W., Jr. 65. Dalrymple, R. L. 9 Wiley, E. J., Jr. 28. Nanninga, H. 47. Dickinson, W. A., Jr. 66. Cooper, W. L. 10 Archer, H. J., Jr. 29. Robertson, W. G., Jr. 48. Hutchinson, M. R. 67. Portasik, J. P. 11 GaiUard, M. W., Jr. 30. Hart, R. M. 49. Webb, D. R. 68. Colonna, G. S. 12 Lane, J. W. 31. Shoaf, C. J. 50. Wellford, A. L. Ill 69. Menk, C. G. A. 13 Booth, H. W., Jr. 32. Clingempeel, W. D. 51. Ripley, G. H. 70. Holland, C. v., Jr 14 Larson, J. E. 33. Hansrote, C. J., Jr. 52. Lyne, T. L., Jr. 71. White, D. R. 15 Harden, J. C. .34. Austerman, W. D. 53. Durbin, K. E. 72. Patton, W. W., Jr. 16 Grumbling, J. S. 35. Badgett, C. S. Ill 54. Gilchrist, R., Jr. 73. Finney, L. A. 17 Rogers, M. L. 36. Gladstone, J. W. II 55. Petree, N. C, Jr. 74. Croswell, W. F. 18 Gerdetz, R. L. 37. Harmon, A. W., Jr. 56. ZoUman, W. M. 75. Haley, A. W. 19 Zemet, E. R. 38. Gray, J. S. 57. Wilbarger, E. S., Jr. 76. 77. Finney, J. L. Quisenberry, H. L II. RELIEF FROM DUTY: The Class of 1949-C is hereby relieved from duty. i By command of Major General MARSHALL. GENERAL ORDERS NO. 21 HEADQUARTERS VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE Lexington, Virginia 6 February, 1950 I. APPOINTMENTS IN REGIMENT OF CADETS All appointments of officers and non-commissioned officers in the Regiment of Cadets, heretofore in effect, are revoked. The following appointments in the Regiment of Cadets, effective, Tuesday, 7 February, 1950, are announced: TO BE CADET CAPTAINS Buchanan, W. J. Green, A. H. Taft, K. E., Jr. Robertson, I. W. P., Jr Coupland, R. C, Jr. Harrison, L. A., Jr. Phillips, T. B., Jr. Regimental Commander Battalion Commander, Second Battalion Battalion Commander, First Battalion Commander, " D " Company Regimental Adjutant (S-1) Commander, Regimental Band Commander, " F " Company Olivares, J. E., Jr Fulgham, J. R., Jr. Harwood, T. P. Volk, A. M. Burwell, E. B. Bolvig, C. P. Jr. 1. Brown, S. B. 2. Nurney, J. W., Jr. 3. Brooke, R. L. Lewane, L. L. Schaumburg, F. W., Jr. Chegin, L. J. Lawrence, A. L., Jr. Kesler, R. M. TO BE CADET FIRST LIEUTENANTS 4. Trmkle, R. J., Jr. Adjutant, Second Battalion Adjutant, First Battalion Lynd, R. F. Green, H. B. TO BE CADET SECOND LIEUTENANTS Commander, " E " Company Commander, " A " Company Regimental Plans and Training Officer (S-3) Regimental Quartermaster (S-4) Commander, " B " Company Commander, " C " Company 7. Muir, W. R. 8. Kelly, W. W. 9. Witt, T. P., Jr. J, C. W., Jr. Thompson, N. B. Overman, W. C, Burckell, T. J. Angell, H. T., Jr. Hansen, M. W. Vickers, W. M. Kirk, T. H., Jr. Williams, E., Jr. Kuykendall, W. B., Jr. 1. Williford, O. J. Ill 2. Webb, P. T., Jr. 1. Hamlin, J. T. Ill 2. Nelson, W. L. 10, TO BE CADET REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR Agnor, G. B., Jr. TO BE CADET FIRST SERGEANTS 5. Strickland, J. M., Jr. 3. Scott, A. A. 4. Bell, H. E. 6. Bernich, K. A. TO BE CADET REGIMENTAL SUPPLY SERGEANT Carrington, J. W. TO BE CADET SUPPLY SERGEANTS 3. Brov;n, T. J., Jr. 5. Inman, J. F., Jr. 4. Lowden, J. W., Jr 6. Lazzell, R. C. TO BE CADET BATTALION SERGEANTS MAJOR 1. Pitot, H. C. Ill 2. Minear, J. L. TO BE CADET COLOR SERGEANTS 1. Marshall, J. H. 2. Hart, W. J. TO BE CADET SERGEANTS Palazzo, V. D. Lancaster, G. G., Jr. Jolly, J. H. Berberich, J. V. Ill Costello, F. A., Jr. 7. May, C. E., Jr. 7. Ross, J. J. Ill I. Lawrence, M. P., Jr. 13. Marshall, St. J. R., Jr. 24. Meader, G. S., Jr. 35. Cox, F. W., Jr. 2. Kneessy, A. D. 14. Dickens, C. H. 25. Deleon, D. A., Jr. 36. Howard, J. T. 3. Jordan, J. H., Jr. 15. White, J. A., Jr. 26. Ellis, W. B. 37. Crisp, H. K. 4. Catlin, J. E., Jr. 16. Crawford, A. M., Jr. 27. Moss, R. D. 38. Green, J. R., Jr. 5. Blackwell, M. J., Jr. 17. Cole, R . H. 28. Ambrose, H., Jr. 39. Maxwell, G. M. 6. Fung, S. F. 18. Showalter, E. R., Jr. 29. Hallett, W. A., Jr. 40. O ' Neill, C. V. 7. Nichol, B. B., Jr. 19. Hawthorne, E. A. 30. Adeeb, J., Jr. 41. Richardson, P. S. 8. Friend, J. H., Jr. 20. Star.k, B. D. 31. King, M. A., Jr. 42. Hedge, T. L. 9. Duval, H. H., Jr. 21. Little, R. M. II 32. Reynolds, D. R., Jr. 43. Cohen, G. L. 10. Hay, E. H. T., Jr. 22. Spotts, A. C. Ill 33. Held, C. E. 44. Herring, J. A. 11. Cowherd, G. T., Jr. 23. Perry, I. S. 34. Hays, W. M. 45. Philp, P. L. 12. Morton, T. F., Jr. 46. Lemley, J. E. TO BE CADET CORPORALS 1. Marshall, P. J., Jr. 21. Shoaf, C. J. 41. Wellford, A. L. Ill 61. Black, G. T., Jr. 2. Austermann, W. D. 22. Goodloe, T. W., Jr. 42. Stringer, G. C, Jr. 62. Croswell, W. F. 3. Frankeberger, J, R. A. 23. Nay, H. R. 43. Wiley, E. J., Jr. 63. Meola, W. D. 4. Cure, J. W. Ill 24. Buchanan, R. J. 44. Webb, D. R. 64. Portasik, J. P. 5. Gibson, J. M. 25. Gerdetz, R. L. 45. Greer, S. T. 65. Piper, C. A., Jr. 6. Harmon, A. W., Jr. 26. Craven, J. H., Jr. 46. Berke, H. H., Jr. 66. Carr, L. D. 7. Mecredy, J. M. 27. Zollman, W. M., Jr. 47. Wright, S. L. 67. White, D. R. 8. Patrick, W. L. 28. Butler, F. O. II 48. O ' Connor, T. E. 68. Nanninga, K. H. 9. GaiUard, M. W., Jr. 29. Nyman, R. T. 49. Caudle, B. R. 69. Comer, J. E., Jr. 10. Hansrote, C. J., Jr. 30. Grumbling, J. S. 50. Bickerstaff, W. A. 70. Hutchinson, M. R 11. Carlon, F. S. 31. Schenstrohm, W., Jr. 51. Finney, L. A. 71. Petree, N. C, Jr. 12. Redman, C. G., Jr. 32. Wilbarger, E. S., Jr. 52. Delisio, L. C. 72. Ripley, G. H. 13. Janney, D. G. 33. Booth, H. W., Jr. 53. Finney, J. L. 73. Lyne, T. L., Jr. 14. Lambert, R. L. 34. Badgett, C. S. Ill 54. Thomas, S. B. 74. Quisenberry, H. ' . 15. Dickinson, W. A., Jr. 35. Walker, J. M. 55. Bookman, G. M., Jr. 75. Brown, B. H., Jr. 16. Roche, J. F. Ill 36. Navas, A. M. 56. Bleecker, T. K. 76. Cooper, W. L. 17. Lane, J. W. 37. Price, J. E., Jr. 57. Gray, J. S. 77. Allen, H. M. 18. Robertson, D. B. 38. Moore, C. F. 58. Birge, T. W. C. 78. St. John, G. R. 19. Clingempeel, W. D. 39. Thompson, W. A., Jr. 59. Gladstone, J. W. II 79. Haley, A. W. 20. Rogers, Minor L. 40. Larson, J. E. 60. Chamberlaine, C. R., Jr. 80. Moning, G. A. By Command of Major General MARSHALL. THE COLORS G. M. MAXWELL Color Private J. H. MARSHALL Color Sergeant W. J. HART Color Sergeant J. WORK Color Private G. B. AGNOR Regimental Sergeant Majoi J. W. CARRINGTON Regimental Supply Sergeai H. C. PITOT Battalion Sergeant Major J. L. MINEAR Battalion Sergeant Major 3P " 43 3© " OFFICERS OF THE CLASS OF 1950-A Top Row, Left to Right: H. J. SIMPSON 1st Battalion Commande C. G. AVERY, JR. 2d Battalion Commander G. C. STEIN Regimental S-3 E. L. QUISENBERRY III First Lieutenant H. C. BARNES, JR. First Lieutenant Bottom Row, Left to Right: E. R. LAINE, JR. Second Lieutenant G. T. CHALLONER Ss::ond Lieutenant J. G. RIPLEY Second Lieutenant H. D. HAMNER, JR. Second Lieutenant W. W. WINFREE, JR. Second Lieutenant With the graduation of the Class of 1950-A the Institute ' s schedule of classes returns to normal. The Class of ' 50- A was the last class admitted under the wartime policy of the Institute. The twenty-three men who make up this group constitute one of the most tightly knit classes ever to pass through four years at the Institute. Often the individual is overlooked in the vast superstructure of a large class. Individual personalities are subordinated to the personality of the group. The men of ' 50-A have never known this feeling. They were fortunate that the size of their class generated such a powerful spirit of comradeship. The officers on this page held their positions during the fall term. Graduation came, and the sabres and sashes were passed on to those who were to stay behind. It is significant that such a small class has produced so great a percentage of high-ranking officers. It is regrettable that no other class will pass through the same cementing experiences. At the same time, let us hope that it will never again be necessary to admit a class under the chaotic conditions of another war. 3 44 3 Seated, Left to Right: K. E. Taft, W. J. Buchanan, A. H. Green (Chairman), L. A. Hairison, J. W. P. Robertson Standing: R. A. White, J. W. Sheffield, R. C. Coupland, T. P. Harwood, S. B. Brown. T. B. Wilber, J. R. Fulgham THE FIRST CLASS COMMITTEE In February of this year, the Class of 1950 was presented with a problem — the grave problem that had arisen at the Institute since the war. They were informed that the Rat System, the key to the strength of V. M. I., was opposed in its existing form by the military staff, the alumni, and popular opinion in the state. It was up to them, the First Class, to revise the system, eliminating its abuses, or to watch it pass out of existence. Responding immediately, the Class nominated a committee to examine the old system and recommended any desirable changes. Each night for a week, these First Classmen met, and, with the aid of Colonel Bucher and alumni officers, produced a remarkable piece of work. Not only were the major defects of the " Rat Line " corrected, but the entire class system was revamped. Additional recommendations were made to aid the enforcement of this new program. Showing their whole-hearted approval of the committee ' s work, the First Class, the Corps, and the Superintendent accepted all the changes. Indeed, the Institute, as a whole, owes a debt of gratitude to these men, the magnitude of which will be realized in the years to come. 3W 45 35 " 1 1 BANl CADET CAPTAIN. COMMANDING CADET SERGEANTS Harrison. L. A. Blackwell. M. J. CADET FIRST LIEUTENANT Reynolds. D. R. Kelly. W. W. Hawthorne. E. A. Cohen. G. L. CADET SECOND LIEUTENANTS Overman W. C. CADET CORPORALS Kirk, T. H. Patrick. W. L. Buchanan, R. J. CADET FIRST SERGEANT Schenstrom. W. May. C. E. Larson. J. E. Wright. S. L. CADET SUPPLY SERGEANT Black. G. T. Thomas. S. B. Inman. J. F. Ouisenberry. H. L. CADET PRIVATES. FIRST CLASS Boehm. F. G. Bower, J. M. Chryssikos. H. L. Flagqe. B. d ' e Golightly. J. N. Marble. D. W. ReinhoM. E. G. Rudd. R. H VanOmeron. W. Warrington. J. M. Weller. C. W. CADET PRIVATES. SECOND CLASS Ames. H. P. Close. I. M. Edwards. G. T. Moncrief. R. D. Noerr. K. Town. J. F. Wick. R. L. CADET PRIVATES THIRD CLASS Ball. T. M. Dalrymple. R. L. Larrick. R. A. Stallings. I. M. W. O. SWIECKI L. A. HARRISON W. W. KELLY W. C. OVERMAN T. H. BHRK Band Director Caplair . Commanding Fir t Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenaiit OMPANY Andreiffs, D, E. Jurdeshaw, C. R Bell, Z. G. Betts. H. L. Colvin, T. E. CADET PRIVATES, FOURTH CLASS Diamondidis, D Grey, I. W. Home, W. R Klein, J. E. Kelly, J. D. Spheeris. G. A. Thompson, J. V. Williams, C. H. WFir-- Compan CADET CAPTAIN, COMMANDING Fulgham. I. R.. Jr. CADET FIRST LIEUTENANT Numey. I. W., Jr. CADET SECOND LIEUTENANTS CADET HRST SERGEANT Webb. P. T.. Jr. CADET SUPPLY SERGEANT Lowden, J. W., Jr. CADET SERGEANTS Kneessy. A. D. Friend, J. H., Jr. White, I. A.. Jr. Spoils, A. C. Ill Ambrose, H., Jr. Cox, F. W.. Jr. Richardson, P. S.. Jr. CADET CORPORALS Mecredy, J. M. Janney, D. G. Dickenson, W. A., Jr. Shoaf, C. J. Butler. F. O. II Walker, J. M. Stri G. C, Jr. Caudle, B. R. Bleeker. T. K. Meola, W. D. Comer. J. E. Cooper. W. L. CADET PRIVATES. FIRST CLASS Fisher. E., Jr. Fleming, D. W. FrarUtlin, B. T. Kovarik, D. F. Kritzmacher, E. E. Lunsford, L., Jr. Lyons, J. H., Jr. McManus, N. J. Mitchell, A. I. Oast, E. L. Jr. Odell, L. E. Palmer, P. R. Sheffield, J. W., Jr. Shepherd, W. E. D. Smith. E. L. Taylor, I. K. T weedy. F. V. White. R. A. CADET PRIVATES, SECOND CLASS Blakemore. J. A., Jr. Brown, J. C. Bryan, H. G. FULGHAM J. W. NURNEY L L LEWANE W. M VICKERS E. WILLIAMS Commanding First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Sec ond Lieutenant Second Lieutenar Harris, H. L. Leek. W. J. IcAlUstei, F. R., Owen, R. L. Penner, M. I. Raebuin, R. A. Seiboth, F. L. Slump, J. J.. Jr. Trompetter. W. I While, I. S. V. Wornham, T. V. A. Wray, R. B. Young, A. V. CADET PRIVATES. THIRD CLASS Becker, G. E.. Jr. Brown, D. T. Bryant, W. T. Eley. C. E.. Jr. Foy. R. E. Greear. J. N., Jr. Harrington. G. S. MacDonald. J. W. McCarthy, J. R. Fatten. W. W.. Jr. Valack. R. S Vogel. W. J. Wells. B. C. Wilkerson. T. W. Yore. H. C. Bridgforth. A. S. Burkhart. G. A. Chesson. S. D. Chumbley. G. L. Gonzalez , F M. Harvey. D V. H.Uman W S. Hooker. S. A. Johnson w R. Leggitt. w. H. MacLeod . I M. Mariani T F. McCarthy. J. W.. Jr McClung H A. McCloskey, C. S.. J McLain I. L. Mills, M R Ill O ' Leary. G. M. ProKitt. R. C. Roberts. G. P.. Ji Rutschow. R. F. Sku , E. C. 1 D. B. Ill White. B. V. Woodward. C. L. Woolls. J. Wootton. F. T.. Jr. Woy. E. A. Company CADET CAPTAIN. COMMANDING Buiwell, E. B. CADET FIRST LIEUTENANT Witt, T. F. CADET SECOND LIEUTENANTS Buickell, T. J. Hansen. M. W. Costello, F. A. CADET FIRST SERGEANT Willitord. O. J. CADET SUPPLY SERGEANT Lazzell, R. C. CADET SERGEANTS Jordan, I. H. Cowherd. G. T. Schowalter, E. R. Little R. M. CADET CORPORALS CuiB. I. W. Redman. C. G. Lambert. R. L. Rogers. M. L. ZoUman. W. M. Badgett, C. S. Wellford. A. L. Brown. B. H. CADET PRIVATES, FIRST CLASS Andrews. C. A. Berlin. N. D. Crowder, C. C. Flippen. J. H. Hundley. L. R. Leithiser. R. E. McLoney. D. W. Mitchell Patton. C. H Reed. P. W. Schluter. C. I. Smith, R. N. Thornton. W. L. Veltri. I. Walker. T. C. Woodn . R. T. Higby. H. B. Hill. E. J. Kasteel. F. R. Marfiak, I. S. M. E. B. BURWELL Captain, Commanding BURCKELL nd Lieutenant M. W. HANSEN Second Lieutenant . COSTELLO nd Lieutenant V J ' Mi ywm McFailin. R. F. Gorham, F. C. Carpenter, W. L. Mitchell, C. C. Peck, A. L. Hogge, C. R. Cox, E. Moncrief, W. B. Richey, H. Hopkins, K. R. Davis, T. H, Naill, R. Y. Robinson, P. H, Hyatt, I. B. Gilbert, I. G. Nelson. T. W. Underwood, S. T. Lederman, W. K. Gomto, H. C, Newton, W. H. Wamsley, J. H. Massie. W. M, Hall, M. I. Noell, W. C. Watson, F. W. Mays, M. R. Harrison, T. H, Outland, R. R. Watt, T. Z. RuHin, W. Hinman, W. S. Parker, G. R. Shunk, W. A. Holley, J. P. Prilliman, J. P. Thompson, M. L. Justis, D. Roberts, R. V. CADET PRIVATES, THIRD CLASS Wolford, C. A. Koont2;, W. W. Sanders, W. M. Ames, W C. Lisella, J. F. Schermerhom, T. Brauner C J CADET PRIVATES, McCall, A. L. Stickley, D. C. Byion,J. A. ' FOURTH CLASS McCarthy. W. R. Wong, Y. S. Falwell, T. L. AtwiU, W. H. Meekins, E. B. Yates, J. A. y l l l i-ixo JT.1 17T.Vjnfti, li-|bIJ . PR.OVD PER.1L . I Company. CADET CAPTAIN, COMMANDING CADET SERGEANTS Bolvig, C. P. CADET FIRST LIEUTENANT Muir, W. R. CADET SECOND LIEUTENANTS Morton. T. F. Crawford. A. M. Stark, B. D. DeLeon, D. A. King, M. A. Green, J. R. Philp, P. L. Lawrence. A. L. Kuykendall, W. B. Jolly. J. H. CADET CORPORALS Gibson, J. M. Gaillard, W. M. CADET FIRST SERGEANT Bell. H. E. Wilbarger, E. S. Moore, C. F. CADET SUPPLY SERGEANT Delisio L C Nelson. W. L. Gladstone, J. W. Ripley G. H. A. W. PRIVATE Abramed S. FIRE is, S. J Ackerma n, J. F. Davis, J. G. Gray, Z. T. Harrison , W. E. G. H. Jones, J. D Kelly. T. D. Lewis. W. C. Logsdori , H. E. Lopez. Martin R. L. MicKaiuc M. W Morton R. S. Phillips, T. C. Robertson, R. J. Sauder, H. B. Salley, G, E. Strohm, H. W. Townsend, R. T. Vaughn. I. N. Anson, F. G. Bailey, H. R. Caldwell. W. P Evers, J. H. Gay, G. S. Green, C, T. Guirm, G. W. Herrmann. R. I Jordan, B, C, P. BOLVIG Captain. Commandi A. L, LAWRENCE Second Lieutenant W. B. KUYKENDALL Second Lieutenant J. H. JOLLY econd Lieutena] Kilby, W. T. HatfiBld, I. ' P. McGee. G. C. Holland. C. V. MeadoT. C. G. Loighty, R. D. Parks, V. Robertson. W. G. Sbiader. P. A. Tripp, R, C, Smith, J. L. Wright, S. Templeton, H. R, Thompson. R. C. CADET PRIVATES Thornton, S. H. FOURTH CLASS Arts, E. L. CADET PRIVATES, THIRD CLASS Boswell, J. B. Carter, G. H. Chamblin, B. B. Gilley, W. F. Claus, H. F. Hanna I Decker, H. R. Forsyth, M. W. Fortin, P. E. Fu, C. Y. Gowen, H. W. Home, J. W. Jones, E, S. , S. D. Toseph, R. E. LaForce, H. P. Major, W. Z. Mallo. H. R. Marks, ' R. F. Miller, A. L. Moise, L. L. Moreman, R. E. Peacock, E. D. Rice, D. F Shorter, W. W. Spencer, F. E. Speth, J. E, Stilwell, R. I. Street, T, B. Vitale, A. M. Whitten, W. C. Woods, W. S. D. Companyi CADET CAPTAIN, COMMANDING CADET SERGEANTS Lyne. T. L. Robertson, I. W. P. Catlin, J. E. Moning, G. A. Dickens. C. H. Thompson. W. A. CADET FIRST LIEUTENANT Ellis, W. B. White, D. R. Brown, S. B. Held, C. E. Lemley, J. E. CADET PRIVATES, FIRST CLASS CADET SECOND LIEUTENANTS Maxwell, G. M. Coffman G S Kesler, R. W. Nichol. B. B. Comerford, J. R. Schaumburg. F. W. Thompson, N. B. CADET CORPORALS Dashiell. H. G. DriskiU, W. L. Booth, H. W. Getien, F. W. CADET FIRST SERGEANT Carlon, F. S. Hawkins. I. B. Bemich, K. A. Chamberlaine, C. R. Kirsch, D. D. Clingempeel, W. D. Massay, R. W. CADET SUPPLY SERGEANT Craven, J. H. Finney, J. L. Mason, G. Miller, E. A. Ross, J. I. Ill Haiman, A. W. Norxis. R. Sacra, W. Saunders, S. E. Skelton. R. E. Smallwood. G. E Tamalis, R. F. Tuxhom, W. R. Stephens, J. W. Watson. N. T. Wis , H. E. Witcher. M. E. CADET PRIVATES, SECOND CLASS Barton, P. E. Chaplin, R. W. J. W. P. ROBERTSON Captain, Commanding S. B. BROWN , W. SCHAUMBURG Second Lieutenant R. M. KESLER Second Lieutenant ) Deyerlo. C. D. Berke, H. H. Lauerman, J. W. Brilton. C. V. Lauerman, W. D. Dale. D. T. Man, T. L. Hait, R. M. Nichols. I. L. Martin, J. L. Ospina, F. H. Myers. W. A. Shelton. S. W. Powell. I. F. Wallace, C. Rearick, L. K. Wilson. I. R. B. Sartor, I. C. Taylor, F. L. CADET PRIVATES, THIRD CLASS CADET PRIVATES Ambler, R. C. FOURTH CLASS Axagon, F. J. Bayliss. W. H. w. Browrr, E. L Colem Dalton, R. T. GoUa, H. G. Harid, W. W. Howes, H. W. Hudson, P. C. Huger. S. S. Kalleles, J. S. Kestner, D, G. Latham, R. N. Lund, I. J. Mikle F. O. Moore, F. L. Morris. J. S. NymaiU. P. F. Perry. K. M. Saum. W. B. Shuman. R. R. Sutherland. J. E. Turner, C. T. Williams, A. H. WUliams, J. W. Wii , R. L. Witt. W. L. Ujf i».j fn?ku ii!mi i t S i i4f Companyl CADET CAPTAIN. COMMANDING CADET SERGEANTS Navas, A. M. Olivaies. I. E. Cole. R. H. Nyman. R. T. Duval, H. H. Portasik. J. P. CADET FIRST LIEUTENANT Fung. S. F. Roche. I. F. Brooke. R. L. Halletl. W. A. Hedge. T. L. Wiley. E. J. CADET SECOND LIEUTENANTS Howard. J. T. CADET PRIVATES, FIRST CLASS Angell. H. T. Perry. I. S. Bervnett, H. G. Bragg. C. W. Chegm. L. J. CADET CORPORALS Bently. C. L. Berry. C. Allen, H. M. Brand. H, M. CADET FIRST SERGEANT Bickerstaff. W. A. Duke. J. E. Strickland. J. M. Goodloe. T. W. Gray, J. S. Felvey, J. French. H. W. CADET SUPPLY SERGEANT Hansrote, C. J. Hutchiruon, M. R. Gordon. J. M, Halpin. D. J. Hamlin. I. T. Marshall. P. J. Hurley. B. C. Mandt. R. R. McWane. H. E. Meredith. P. M. Michie. H. N. Moo . W. R. Sti Nardello. Parrott. I. H. Silver. F. L. hand. T. L. Tiller. C. M. Trappey. R. J. Waring. R. K. War: , R. A. jM :adet privates second class Baber. W. D. Bennett, D. R. Caiozza, A. T. Caistens. C. R Davis. S. J. Dnunwright, J. F. Eggleston, C. F. Enochs. J. L. Jones, A. B. McCallum, W. Page, I. E. Schrader, H. Venable, W. P. Williams. L. E. CADET PRIVATES, THIRD CLASS Alley, L. W. Beihany, W. L. Clark, Y. L. Coulson, C. L. Felvey. T. S. Greenwood, J. P. Hanes. R. B. M. Hogan. W. C. Kiik. I. N. Miller, J. P. Milton, P. W. Neal, I. Y. Powers, O. H. Ruhsam, H. P. Simon. J. A. Spellings, J. M. CADET PRIVATES, FOURTH CLASS Adams, J. T. Arias, R. F. A. Bailey, W. N. Berrier, C. L. Bormett. T. I. Braswell. F. M. Bryan. W. M. Burton, J. E. Cheatham, R. A. Cutrer, L. W. Diehl, W. P. Evans, J. D. Flannagan, J. C. Fletcher, D. Haden, R. F. Hibbitts, L. H. Hofheimer. H. R. Jackson. E. S. Johnston, H. A. Maddux. F. W. Massie. B. Miller, R. S. Morgan. A. H. Pitts. A. L. Schrichte. A. K. Sexton. E. Rawlins. H. L. Rogers. Mac. L. Rose, D. M. Shay, W. L. Shunk, P. Steward, C. R. Townes. J. M. Trigg. J. W. Welsh, J. A. Whitesel, T. K. Williams. C. M. Williams. W. M. Wilson, I. R. Zeiders, W. W. Company CADET CAPTAIN, COMMANDING Phillips, T. B. CADET FIRST LIEUTENANT Green, H. B. CADET SECOND LIEUTENANTS Berberich, J. V. Lancaster, G. G. Palazzo, V. D. CADET FIRST SERGEANT Scott, A. A. CADET SUPPLY SERGEANT Blown, T. I. CADET SERGEANTS Adeeb, J. Crisp, H. K. Hay, E. H. T. Herring, I. A. Lawrence, M. P. Marshall, St. J. R. Meader, G. S. CADET CORPORALS Austermann, W. D. Birge, T. W. C. Frankeberger, J. R. A. Finney, L. A. Grumbling, J. S. Lane, I. W. Nay. H. R. Pelree, N. C. CADET PRIVATES, FIRST CLASS Blaydes, M. C. Galliher, C. L. Handy, T. R. Neal, R. P. Wilber. T. B. CADET PRIVATES, SECOND CLASS Atkinson. H. E. Connelly. I. P. Dickson. R. S. Evans. J. S. HoUoway, G. D. Lyden, J. A. McDaniel, A. W. McVeigh, G. S. Pratt, B. C. Reoher. I. P. White, R. B. White. R. C. Whitlow, B. S. Woodward. C. C. M. Young, R. I. CADET PRIVATES, THIRD CLASS Barr, C. C, Barry, R. P. Coulbo . C. L. , I. H. Dorsey, C. L. Goodwin, W, R. Guttery, B. M. Hutter, G. C. T. B. PHILUPS Captain, Commanding I. PALAZZO BERBERICH d Lieutenant Kearney. W. D. Long, R. G. Magee. H. C. Marchand, A. J. McRae, C. C. Noland, D. H. NoUey, J. R. Perkins, R. V. Pittman, G. E. Robeson, G. A. Rucker, T. N. Taylor. J. R. Trusoott. J. J. I Warden, D. W. Webb, C. H. Webber, J. F. Welsh. C. T. Williamson, D. L. CADET PRIVATES, FOURTH CLASS Abbitt, J. M. Allison, W. H. Baldwin, C. A. Bellinger, E. S. Brown, J. M. Burdeau, J. G. Carlton, P. J. Clopton, E. J. MacDonell. H. C, Jr. Cross, J. P. Marks, E. B. Grumpier, W. E. Meek. J. W. Cury, N. G. Moore. J. C. Dininger, C. F. Moore. J. R. Duff, J. E. Morrison, I. S. Eads, J. W. Murray. N. P. Frank, R. G. Randall. W. P. Franklin, W. G. Santa Barbara. J. R. Johnson. G. R. Jones, S. H. Lantord, J. C. Weidenthal, C. P. 1949 R.O. T.C. Left to Right: Fall In; Service of the Piece; Take Ten ' ; Awkward Squad; For Once It Didn ' t Rain; Those Aren ' t Wings; Those are Packs; Combat Troops 3W 60 3© " SUMMER CAMPS Left to Right: Beans Again?; Ajax With Tank; Ready for the Beach; Sheffield Made It; An Afternoon of Leisure at Bragg; Tanked; Policing the Area; This One is Impossible 3B " 61 JC i «idKR 1919-1926 A= .S V. M. I. passed through the war years into the period of peace, a large building program was undertaken. At this time there was not a single buildmg south of the parapet between the Crozet Hall and limits gates except the newly constructed Jackson Memorial Hall. The abundance of materials and money allowed the comple- tion of several projects previously planned. The first edifice constructed in this program was an academic building, completed in 1919 and then called the Smith-Shipp Build- ing. This three-story building that is still familiar to cadets as the home of several academic departments and is now called Scott- Shipp Hall. Another major change in the appearance of the In- stitute was made in 1919 when the flag poles located at their present site on the west side of Barracks at the edge of the parade ground were constructed. Previously the United States and Virginia flags had been flown from atop the towers that rise flanking Washington Arch, and twice daily cadets were rewarded for their long climb to this vantage point by a panoramic view of this section of the valley. Still another addition was made to the facilities of the Institute in the year after the Armistice. In 1919 the stables, were completed, and the first consignment of U. S. Army horses arrived in Lexington. The money for this building was obtained from the Alumni in a novel manner. A list was compiled of all former cadets and they were exhorted to contribute their earnings on May 1, 1917, to a fund established for building the stables. The amount needed was over- subscribed, and as soon as materials were available the building was constructed. The following year the White Farm, a mile and a half from Lexington was purchased for cavalry and field artillery drill purposes. In 1922 Alumni Field was completed, providing a place for sports that had previously required the use of the parade ground. The field suitable for football and baseball was graded, the cinder track laid, and concrete stands constructed on the north side of the field. This field was connected in 1929 with the other portion of the reservation by a bridge over Lee Highway. In the middle twenties the Barracks assumed the quadrangle form that had been envisaged by early planners at the Institute. In 1924 the Alumni Hall, containing an alumni lounge and officers ' quarters, was constructed in the northwestern corner of Barracks, and the Francis H. Smith Academic Building was absorbed into Bar- racks, making the quadrangle com- plete. iXM ' I • HISTORT CLASS Ol! As January approaches, and as we look backward over the preceding four years of our Uves, we remember many varied sensations. Certainly none of us will forget March 4, 1946, when we first became cadets; we began a new phase of our lives, in which we had to adapt ourselves to a system which seemed bewildering to all of us. Throughout our fourth class year, we became ac- quainted with the traditions and characteristics which it would become our privilege to uphold. Then in June came a much awaited event: The gauntlet. It was after this that we finally became a class and old cadets. As third classmen, the ranks of ' 50- A were bolstered by men returning from the services, from the Brother Rat classes of ' 45, ' 46, ' 47, ' 48-A and ' 48-B. As " thirds " we gained a new concept of barracks life, and we realized that the system which a year before had seemed so harsh DF THE 950-A was a justifiable and a neces- sary one. The big event to which we had all looked forward was not then long in coming. We remember vividly Ring Figure, with Johnny Long and his orchestra, and the feeling of achievement for each man when he first put on his class ring. As second classmen, ' 50- A began to take a more active part in the administration of the bar- racks. In our first class year the driving force for each man was the realization that the final objective, the " dip, " was close. In retrospect, the past four years have left their mark on each man. We realize that our future achievements and pleasures in life will largely be de- termined by our own efforts. Life is what each person will make of it for himself, and V. M. I. has taught us responsibility, self-discipline, and the courage to stand up for one ' s own convictions. These V. M. I. has given us, now we are on our own. 1950-A W. D. COLLIER President H. E. LOGSDON Vice President J. B. BUNCH Historian I CLASS OF 1950-A CHARLES GRAHAM AVERY, JR. HOLDCROFT, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1948-B Field Artillery " Second, bat-tal-ion, present or ' counted for! " Many will miss this familiar cry as well as his amiable personality when Cap- tain Chariie passes into the ranks of succes- ful graduates. Nobody but the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey knows exactly where Charlie came from, but nevertheless he came, and has excelled in everything he has par- ticipated in. As well as captaining our track team to many victories he has been a frequent member of the Honor Roll. Charlie ' s only weakness is a woman from Bristol. Distinguished Military Student; Who ' s Who in American Colleges (1); Methodist Club (4); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Monogram Club (2, 1); Cross-Country (3), Captain (2); Track (2), Captain (1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Captain, Battalion Commander (1). HUGH CLARKSON BARNES, JR. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Chemistry 1950-A Known for the acid wit befitting a great chemist, Hugh will always have a place in the hearts of his Brother Rats. With friend- ship as true as the notes of his trumpet on the hill and a " funny " for every occasion, this lanky comedian has won our lasting good wishes for success. Long after the clanking of " Dem Bones " has faded from the four walls of the Barracks, he will be remembered with pride by ' 50-A. American Chemical Society (3, 2, I); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); First Lieu- tenant (1). GEORGE THOMAS CHALLONER HILTON VILLAGE, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1949-B Field Artillery There are only two locations in the United States that " Tubby " is interested in — Newport News and Alabama. Newport News because it ' s home, and Alabama because . . . say, are the stars still over that territory? " Tom entered with the Class of 1949-B and promptly became a member of Pooley ' s aggregation — the " cannon fodder " boys. He kept charging forward and his military record shows his accomplishments. " Tubby " is no long hair and will do well after graduation. His per- sonality, character and bearing clearly show this. However, a word to the wise: " He ' s only happy as long as he has his bottle of ' grow it ' hair tonic. " Football (4, 3); Wrestling (4); Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Tidewater Club (3, 2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (2); Color Sergeant C2-B); Lieutenant (1). tH ■ ' Wgto»»»3 w aWV tf ABgA 8!B » 8g i " Tubby " " Chief Justice " " Cuddles " if . ._._ ; Cj uj M U U 1 M (il M [it hi WILLIAM DAVIS COLLIER HADDONFIELD, NEW JERSEY Civil Engineering 1950-A Air Force An ex-airedale lately transferred to the USAF, Bill never lets us forget that the Gyrenes are here to stay. The " Great White Father " is the one to whom we all take our permit difficulties in the hope that we may word it this way or that. An alumnus of " A " Company, Bill has the rather dubious honor of remaining a private (two months as corporal don ' t count) for four long years. Not even the First John granted by the Powers to class presidents was his, although he un- doubtedly deserved at least that. The " Chief Justice ' s " current ambition is to run a turkey farm in South Carolina. The problem remains as to how he will ever face " Buzz " again. Class President (3, 2, 1); General Committee (3, 2, 1); Honor Court (3, 2), President (1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Bomb Staff (2, 1); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Private 4, 2, 1); Corporal (3). JOHN DISSEK, JR. GARDENVILLE, NEW YORK Civil Engineering 1949-A Infantry Junior entered V. M. I. in 1945 with t. Class of ' 49-A. In short order he was. best of buddies with " Wild Bill, " " head " and the " Ox. " Never outigfowing these associations, he joined that sgrect crew of Civil Engineers and after seMifal years of the 2x+y factor of several su|nfner schools, managed to be graduated ir ebruary of ' 50. Featured on the cover of tile Turnout as that most military gentleman e Baron Dissek, he has never outgrownjnis love of fame and intends to satisfy Jnriself to the fullest by pursuing a mili i career. " I ' ll settle for nothing short afrChief-of-Staff and the cover of the Satur Sy Evening Post, " says Junior. Distingui fed Military Student; Yankee Club (4, 3, M 1): Army Club (2, 1); American Socij of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Editor, Engineering Periodical (I); Officers of the Kiard Association (1); Newman Club (2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). PALTER CHARLES DRESSER APPOMATTOX, VIRGINIA ilectrical Engineerin g 1950-A Air Force Quiet and unassuming, Walt ' s middle name is " Achievement. " His enthusiasm for classi- cal music limited his free time and lessened considerably his participation in barracks bull sessions. There was greatness in absence because in those moments he composed the stimulating school song, " The V. M. I. Tribute. " It is indeed gratifying to have a classmate who has modestly made a name for his Alma Mater as well as for himself while still an undergraduate. He took the fortification of the bass section of the Regi- mental Band a little too seriously because his roommates found it guite a task to uncork Walt and blitz-cloth from the bore of his tuba. Glee Club Accompanist (4, 3, 2, 1); V. M. I. Commanders (2); American Institute of Electrical Engineers Board Member (2), Chairman (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-A SAMUEL SLEMP GILLESPIE LEBANON, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1947 Air Force A Brother Rat of ' 47, Sam is another of our long-term men. Being a former B-29 engineer, he had many a close shave during the war — and closer ones with the demon Calculus when he returned to V. M. I. How- ever, the close shaves did him more good on top of his smiling countenance than in front, giving him more area to smile with. A hard worker with plenty of ability and a swell personality, Sam has all the equipment for a happy successful future. May he get an ample helping of it. " Close enough for road work! " American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1) BILLY JAMES GUIN SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA Civil Engineering 1948-B Cavalry Arriving at the Institute in 1944, this little man with the big voice was soon known to all the members of the Corps as " Bull Jawn. " Being a real member of the Old Corps, he is always ready to take part in a party. " Bull Jawn " left the Institute in 1946 to lend a hand to the Marines, and after hventy-two months returned to finish his stretch at V. M. I. He will be remembered by the Corps for the numerous cartoons which he drew for the Turnout and other publications, and by all who knew him personally as a great little guy. Bomb (3, 2, 1); Cadet Staff (2, 1); Cartoon Editor, Turnout (2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineering (3, 2, 1); Hop Committee (2, 1); Deep South Club (3, 2, I); Private (4, 1); Sergeant (3, 2). HAROLD DOUGLAS HAMNER, JR. AMMON, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1948-B Air Force Here he is — the only man in Barracks who was slick enough to get himself married despite the disapproval of the Institute. A member of the Brother Rat Class of 1948-B, Doug has always been active in barracks activities. A dyed-in-the-wool Civil, Doug has hit pay dirt on the Honor Roll many times. His ability, personality and determination will surely bring him success in whatever he attempts. Cadet, Circulation Manager (3), Advertising Manager (2), Business Manager (1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Air Force Medal (2); Member Virginia Intercollegiate Press Association (2, 1); Private (4, 3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). M f ■■■■■■ ' vrviumfAws mtrnHmiiim mm " Just Plain Saxn " " Doug " ' Sonny ' ELLIOTT RUSSELL LAINE, JR. WINDSOR, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1948-B Cavalry " Sonny " entered the Institute in June of 1944 already filled with the " spirit " and, after a while, adapted himself to the unfriendly military atmosphere. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and, after being duly discharged, returned to pursue the Civil course. During his first-class year he gained a lieutenancy in " A " Company, broke all existing records for " running the block, " and wrote long letters to a charming young lady from down his way. His favorite statement seems to be, " It ain ' t like the Old Corps. " American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Tidewater Club; Corporal (3); First Sergeant (2); Second Lieutenant (1). ERIC THEODORE NASCHOLD, JR. ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA Electrical Engineering 1950-B Ordnance Eric matriculated at the Institute with tj] ERC m 1945. He found barracks life exciting that upon discharge he reentajRi ■ a member of the Class of ' 50-B. HgOs des- tined to be heard from in the field ffilectrical Engineering. We will miss ErUif coming in on a cloud from Harrisonburg jPer a wonder- ful week-end with Janice. Wedding bells will toll for E. T. N. soodfafter graduation. With his intelligence, ( en wit and self- confidence he shouyrclimb the ladder of success rapidly. American Institu of Electrical Engineers (2), Vice Presid ff (1); Distinguished Military Student; Pji ate (4, 1); Corporal (3); Ser- geant (2). CK ALBERT NEUNHOFFER C ACAS, VENEZUELA, SOUTH AMERICA emistry 1949-B Air Force A stick of dynamite placed under Jack would not disturb this quiet, easy-going gentleman in the least. This high-riding bronco from south of the border showed us novices how polo should be played. " Maestro Cugat " Neunhoffer can often be found sur- nded by a crowd of guitar enthusiasts. He has been so willing and expert in advice that many of his star pupils are pressing him for " the guitar player of Barracks. " " Butch " doesn ' t think so, but we hope to see " Juan " as President of Standard Oil in ' 70. Cheerleader (4); Horseshow Team (4, 3, 2); " A " Troop (4, 3, 2); Editorial Staff of Bomb (3); Texas Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Polo Team (2); Track Team (1); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-A ERNEST L. QUISENBERRY ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1948-B Field Artillery Mama Mia! ! " Quiz " — our boy with the personality, intellect, dependability and all- round good nature is sure to prove a capable asset to the field of engineering. Having a great love for the outdoors, he has obtained true artistry with the rod, to you and your promising future. You will be missed by all, but especially by the " Hotta Rosa Beef " gang. Football (4); Varsity Football (3); Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3); Sergeant (2); First Lieutenant (1). JOSEPH GRAHAM RIPLEY STAUNTON, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-A Cavalry From the big city of Buchanan, " Little Joe " came to give new meaning to the words, " Brother Rat. " His academic record which began at the bottom of the Fourth Class and now ends in a shower of stars at the head of the First Class, speaks for itself. The reguest, " Hey, Rip, show me something about this structures, will ya? " never found him too busy to shed some light for a bewildered buddy. Words can do little to repay the gift of Joe ' s friendship, but we who have known him are confident that he will " take a max " in all his future endeavors. Distinguished Military Student; American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). EVERETT SHEPHERD, IR. BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA Civil Engineering 1948-B Cavalry Here ' s Birmingham ' s contribution to the Brother Rat Class of 1948-B. " Silent " as he may be, Shep usually comes up with a " good one " when he takes a notion to talk. The story goes that after " makeovers " he com- plained of being twice as military as a corporal. Then the Commandant gave him the singular distinction of being a corporal for two years. V ith the fairer sex it ' s an understatement to say he slays them with that soft Alabama drawl. Surely his per- sonality, ability and determination will bring him success with the problems of tomorrow. Football (4, 3); Monogram Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Wrestling (3, 2); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3, 2). ' :-r-a«»!»}gc)»« WW».a uA a! B)l)lg ea " Rip " " Shep " " Corky " •Simp " " George " CURTIS LOCKARD SHUFFLEBARGER BLUEFIELD, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1949-B Field Artillery The number of syllables in his name is exceeded only by the number of lasting friends " Shuff " leaves behind him at the Institute. Tops with his Brother Rats and no less endeared to his classmates of ' 50-A, " Corky " has been the target of endless jesting and always has come back smiling for more. The diligence that won his aca- demic stars will carry him far in later life, and he takes with him the best wishes of all who have known him. Distinguished Military Student; American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (2, 1); Manager, Football (3); Southwest Virginia Club (4); Methodist Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Academic Stars (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). HOWARD JOHNSON SIMPSON NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1947 Field Artillery Gray flannel pants, Harris tweed coat, a knit tie, Norfolk style, but definitely prosaic, that ' s " Simp. " For year; shown us how to enjoy life, but at time how to accept responsibility a . H record is most enviable, as is his a sonality. Long will we remember him an his part in the Saturday afternoon sessiaff at the " Tap Room, " sliced cheese, rye iead, and a " cool one. " From Howard we Ij ffe learned much all good. Distinguished Miljrfry Graduate; Varsity Football (4); M gram Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Tidewater Cluh , 3, 2, 1); American Society of Civil EnggaSers (3, 2 1); Methodist Club (4); Private (4biCorporal (3); Regimental Sergeant Major (2j r Captain, Battalion Commander (I). EORGE CHARLES STEIN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 1 Engineering 1948-B Artillery George entered V. M. I. in the summer of ' 44. After a hitch in the service in which he held the Naval Air Corps together, he re- turned to the Institute. Due to great organiz- ing power (he took 14 straight week-ends) and devotion to duty (mutinous riot, automo- bile accident, etc.) George rose to the heights of military glory. Never one to turn down a good party or any other kind of party for that matter, he is always ready for a jaunt to the Tee Room, Lynchburg, or any other point east of the Mississippi. But regardless of what George does when he leaves here, we ' re sure his great personality, conscientiousness, and good humor will carry him far. Richmond Club (4, 3); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Advertising Manager, Cadet (3, 2); Distinguished Military Student; First Sergeant (2); Captain (1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-A ROBERT SEYMOUR TAUSS NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK Civil Engineering 1950-A Air Force Someone should have warned the authori- ties before they enrolled " Mr. Tarz. " Since then, the mighty atom from New York has been causing turmoil, chaos and sleepless- nights for the powers that be. Despite this. Bob has a giant share of Corps and class spirit and has spark-plugged the cheer- leaders with boundless energy. He has also gained fame by flying between the Institute flagpoles, as a gim-rider, as an " operator " with lovelies too numerous to mention, barracks lawyer, and publicity man for the USAF. When the latter organization claims him after graduation, the world of pressure politics and public relations will lose a good man. Cheerleader (4, 3, 2, 1); Cadet Staff (4, 3, 2, 1); Chairman, Virginia IntercoUigiate Press Association (2, 1); Class Ring Figu re Com- mittee; Hop Committee (4, 3, 2, 1); Pistol Team (2, 1); International Relations Clubs (2, 1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1) WILLIAM ALVIN WHITEHURST VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA Civil Engmeering 1949-B Air Force Forsaking Virginia Beach in the summer of 1945, " Wobbling Willie " came to V. M. I. to teach the " boys " how to ride and, if possible, to gain an education. By the end of his rat year he had made his mark in the field of collegiate polo and in the hearts of his Brother Rats. No man was more heart- broken with the passing of the horses. One of the founders of popular " Club 113 " he will long be remembered by his friends and Brother Rats. Horseshow Team (4, 3, 1); Polo Team (4, 3, 2); Tidewater Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). " Bobby " " Wobbling Willie " ■•Billy " WILLIAM WILBUR WINFREE, JR. LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1949-B Artillery On the fatal day, July II, 1945, V. M. I. was deeply honored by the presence of one Wilbur Winfree, Jr. After making the great crossing from Lynchburg, Billy ' s love for the Institute grew each year he was here — 5! His fame as a lover has reached Atlanta, Norfolk, Washington, AND Sigman Nu! That Billy ' s absence will be very conspicious is evidenced by his listed activities. It is with deepest regret that we, the few remaining members of the Class of 1949-B, join with the Corps in wishing him good-bye. American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, I); Bomb Staff (3, 2); Library Staff (3, 2, V Presbyterian Club (4, 3, 2); Swimming ' T Sri (3, 2, 1); Track Team (4); Tennis Team iK 2); Monogram Club {2, 1); Glee Club (4,Jr2, 1); Lynchburg Club (4, 3, 2, 1); PsS?Ste (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Li flffenant (1). HUGH CHARLES DISCHIQ GLOUCESTER, VIRGIN Civil Engineering 1945 Hugh came to us from tMrBrother Rat Class of 1945. The delay mjrriis graduation was caused by his servigrin the United States Air Force as captaigffind fighter-pilot. " Dish " has been the sotfircivilian component of our class for the p Pyear and a half, our contact man with th«(6uter world. Few men possess the egual gf ugh ' s personality, smiles, good- natured Ritude and ability not only to make frien( »with everyone, but also to be a friend to ejPryone in return. Dotball (4); American Society of Civil En- fgineers (3, 2, I); Private (4); Corporal (3); Civilian (2, I); Class Valedictorian. VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE mr- y: IT- . ' 1qp; I 1950-B N. B. THOMPSON President W. J. BUCHANAN Vice President L. A. HARRISON Historian The History of the AS RATS The Virginia Military Institute is a school based neither on in- dividuals nor on cliches. It is a sturdy, enduring, stout-hearted structure which derives its granite strength and bullheaded stub- borness from a grossly misunder- stood institution known as the class system. Under this system, all cadets are taught to pledge allegiance first, last and always to their class. At the moment of their matricula- tion, the members of a class be- come Brother Rats; they never lose that relationship. Every man in the class is equal to every other man, on every question affecting the class, and each man has his say. But once a decision has been reached, the class acts as a unit. Thus, when the chips are down, only four different personalities reside in Barracks, and all ques- tions which involve the Corps as a whole are settled by quadri- partite discussion. The major function of our Rat Year was to begin this process whereby many individuals become one. From unity of experience we acquired unity of outlook and unity of purpose. In our case the system worked well, for we pre- sented a solid front when we entered the Third Class. Class of 1950-B AS THIRDS We had successfully endured the greatest and most important mutation of our cadetship. In June of 1947, we were the lowest of the low; in September, we were terrors-on-the-stoop. As Rats, we were subject to the direct disci- plinary calamities, victims of eter- nal irascible tyranny, innocent lambs forever being led to gory slaughter. The purpose of this treatment was to teach us how to take orders, to indicate to us the limits of human indurance and ability. Now we were in precisely the opposite position. We were re- sponsible for the indoctrination of the new Rat Class. We learned how to give orders, and how to insure that they would be obeyed. Our responsibihties were large, and they were thrust upon us suddenly. Some members of our class sought too earnestly to carry out their duties, and they paid the penalty for misinterpreting the Blue Book. As usual, however, the Board of Visitors soon re- instated them so that, except for those who fell by the academic wayside and those who left to go to college, we entered with solid ranks the Second Class. CZJ AS SECONDS It dawned upon us that our cadetship was half over. Mo- mentarily, we stopped to consider. Our indoctrinary period was be- hind us. Henceforward, we would be called upon to be productive. We would assume far greater responsibilities in the military, administrative, social, academic and cultural lines. Actually, we were understudies to the First Class, waiting only for their de- parture when we would grasp the position of supreme authority in Barracks. In recognition of this fact, the high point of our Second Class year was primarily social in nature, namely, our Ring Figure. The Figure was our public christening as the V. M. I. Brother Rat Class of 1950. Norris Thompson, Buck Buchanan and Ash Harrison, our Prexie, Veep and Historian, re- spectively, led us through the rose-garlanded arches into full being as a class. Our gold and green rings made us finally unique and different from all other groups in all the world. And we had hardly finished paying for the rings when we found ourselves members of the First Class. AS FIRSTS Our beards were heavier, we added the third service stripe to our cuffs, we were given late lights, and we became Kings of Barracks. When we roared, six hundred underclassmen jumped. It was a good feeling. But our last year held more than fun for us. It was our last chance to leave a mark on the Institute. We worked hard, both in our studies and in our extracurricular activities. We were the first post- war class to control a normal Barracks, with no accelerated classes to throw the system out of kilter. We never succeeded in returning Barracks to its prewar condition, completely, but we did all that was humanly possible. Some wartime changes we did not seek to alter, because they had been for the better. We saw the long-needed expan- sion of the Institute begin. We saw a new era of V. M. I. history open before us. We knew that we would leave the Institute in much better condition than we found it. We had given four years of our lives to the V. M. I. In return, we took something away with us. We will always guard that some- thing jealously. Days of Yore The Boys Throw Another The First Few Days Were the Hardest The Train was Late Pete and Susan Southern Sem Helps Us Cheer Mort, Giving the Boys a Ride The " Outriders, " Meeting Place of the Cavalry at Fort Meade Saturday Afternoon Again Corps Trip to Rich- mond And They Told Us, " No K. P. at Summer Camp " Did Somebody Send for the Ice? Before the Parties Be- gan The Night Before the Pledge It was a Wonderful Summer A Lull in the Singing CLASS OF 1950-B STEVEN JOHN ABRAMEDIS CLIFTON FORGE, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical 19S0-B Field Artillery " Ab, " as he is called by his Brother Rats, and " Doc, " by his roommates, preached to us the Brother Rat Spirit from rat year through first-class year. He took his work seriously and believed that everything should be executed to the " tee. " He was witty among the wittiest, serious among the most serious, and military among the most military. His most common and famous words were, " We are the largest and greatest class ever to enter Barracks. " " Ab " will never be for- gotten by any of us because of his great love for his Brother Rats. Canterbury Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Virginia Academy of Science (2, 1); Roanoke Club (1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Fencing Team (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). JOHN F. ACKERMAN, JR. BINGHAMPTON, NEW YORK Liberal Arts 1950-B Air Force Back in the fall of 1946, " Bate " sauntered into barracks carrying golf clubs and other collegiate necessities. After the usual rat day he settled down to the shuffling gait of a true military man. Well known to those who have attended BD ' s summer sessions for his " hot-rod " or " Batmobile, " and to the rest of us for his carefree way of life, " Bate " is seen taking part in everything that pertains to having a good time. After leaving us he undoubtedly will go far with his pleasing personality and way of making friends. Golf Sguad (4, 3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Lectern Club (3); Bomb Staff (1); Yankee Club (4); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). TOMMY WILLIAM ALTIZER NORTH TAZEWELL, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1949-B Field Artillery When Tazewell shared one of its finest sons with V. M. I., the Institute had no idea what it was getting. " Tuggie ' s " extreme modesty is exceeded only by his good looks and appeal for the " weaker sex. " His record cannot begin to bear out the real significance and importance of his association with the Brother Rats of ■49-B and ' 50-B. Uncle Sam threw his promising basketball career out of line, but Tommy has overcome all else to finish C. E. " going away. " All luck to him in whatever path he follows; we know his graduation has left a hole in the Corps not easily, if ever, to be replaced. Basketball (4); American Society Civil En- gineers (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). t-r ' PMj ft»jgf)m iW .wa!t »iB ) 9Bggd Tommy " CHARLES ALBERT ANDREWS IRVINGTON, NEW JERSEY Chemistry 1948-A Infantry Although born a Southerner of New Orleans vintage, the " Bear " came to V. M. I, from Buffalo, New York. Due to service in the Army and B. D. Mayo ' s Calculus, this mad chemist has the distinction of having been a member of four academic classes. The " Bear " is famous for his shiny dome and ranks with " Kritz " as one of the biggest men in Barracks. His jovial laugh and spicy jokes have made him one of the most popular men in the Corps. Wrestling (2, 1); American Chemical Society (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Methodist Club (4); Football (4); Private (4, 3, 2, 1), HUGHES THURSTON ANGELL, JR. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Civil I950-B Field Artillery Thurston came to V. M. I. a product Jefferson High of Roanoke. The " Teij le Turk " is feared throughout the sti tennis courts. The Booth Cup, awar d each year to the outstanding player .iffi school, was easy picking for the " Turfer In intra- murals, he has been an EasYi ompany stal- wart for four years. The wurk " has never let his studies stand in thirway of a Wednes- day afternoon, a nighttaftridge game or a Saturday night sojoujR to the Sem; yet you will find his name ear the top of the Civil Engmeering graalfiates. Goren and Culbert- son rank secqaS and third to the " Turk " as bridge expefifi. With his keen mind, sharp sense of humor and determination to succeed, the " Ty»K ' is destined to be heard from. Roaa e Club (4, 3, 2, 1), Treasurer (3) :erican Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1) btball (4); Basketball (4); Tennis (4, 3, 2, 1) Booth Memorial Cup (2); Private (4); Cor- poral (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). ENRY GRADY BENNETT, JR. DANVILLE, VIRGINIA .iberal Arts 1950-B Air Force Henry, a good Virginia boy who believes in the simple things of life, will always be remembered by his friendliness toward all who came in contact with him. Studious in his Liberal Arts course, Henry never had " sack time " on those Liberal Artist ' s free afternoons. Athletics picked as his hobby, this liberal, but sincere thinker, spent his spring afternoons making fame for himself on the V. M. I. tennis team. Loyal to all his Brother Rats, and to school activities, he will always be the Brother Rat you may speak to and receive a warm, sincere and genuine, " Hello. " Tennis (4, 3, 1), Captain (2); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). I VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B CHARLES LORING BENTLEY HONESDALE, PENNSYLVANIA Electrical Engineering 1950-B Field Artillery Not many of us knew Charlie too well, but those of us who did, knew that here was a Brother Rat that could be depended on to do almost anything at any time. Charles was an E. E. and for this reason found little time for play. However, when there was a party, Charlie was there. He hasn ' t made definite plans for the future, but his generosity and personality are sure to take him far in what- ever he may do. American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Turnout Staff (2); Presbyterian Club (4, 3); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). JOHN VALENTINE BERBERICH WASHINGTON, D. C. Civil Engineering 1950-B Field Artillery John came to the Institute from our nation ' s capital. He brought with him an amicable personality which is easily recognized and envied by all who know him. A veteran of two campaigns in the Southern Seminary theatre of operations, John also used his time at the Institute studying with similar diligence curves common to highways and railroads. John ' s future, whatever his en- deavor, will be marked with success; the success which comes to all individuals possessing the desirable qualities of self- restraint, perseverance and an enormous amount of mental determination in the face of adversity. Ambassador Club (4, 3, 2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (2, 1); ' Track (4); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). NORMAN DANIEL BERLIN, JR. HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA Chemistry 1950-B Infantry One of " Butch ' s " boys. Norm came to V. M. I. from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Norm is a man of few words, but a true friend to all. We ' ll never know how he made such a fine record in both military and academic work living with so many " grossies, " but he did, and still managed to keep the roomies from falling before " old man delinquency. " Norm will always stick up for the Keystone State and he has cer- tainly given us good reason to agree with him. Distinguished Military Student; American Chemical Society (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 1); Cor- poral (3); Sergeant (2). aa ggtr . ,«?s ! Kik, 1 ; ' ' »« ft » )»«»«?w«d«WBBBa» Bunny " " Chappie " CHAPMAN BERRY GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA Liberal Arts 1950-B Air Force Beer-mugs, decals and high finance have made " Chappie " well known to the Corps as the barracks " Capitalist. " A large number of unprecedented permits have, to say the least, bewildered and amazed the Institute powers that be, causing them many anxious moments. Endowed with a pleasing per- sonality and marked by an air of gay non- chalance, this Tarheel Romeo, when not diligently pursuing his studies can often be found pervading the nearby campuses where- in, we are told, one finds the " better things of life, " lining up another " good deal, " or chauffering somebody to destinations un- known. Once a dry-land sailor, " Chap " has finally transferred his affections to Skidmore ' s NEW Air Force blue. With him goes our wish for great success and many happy landings. Lectern Club (3, 2, 1); Episcopal Choir (4, 3); Canterbury Club (4); Ambassador Club (4); Turnout Staff (4); Officers of the Gua Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). WILLIAM HARDING BLACKWELL, JR. REHOBOTH CHURCH, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering 1950-B Air Force On September 9, 1946, " Ewall " arrivj late at the Institute and received his, demerit. Since then he has made aBte record for himself. " Ewall, " who hatls from the Northern Neck of Virginia, as never been one to let studies interfal« with his college education. Althouc pf an excellent wrestler, " Ewall " is famguf for his extra- ordinary powers in rurujpig his Casino in 148. V hatever professj " Ewall " enters he is sure to make a suco s of it with his friendly personality and gu jft wit. Wrestling (4, 3 2), Captain (I); Tidewater Club (4, Zjff, 1); Officers of the Guard AssociatioajHl); Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). RIWETHER CARY BLAYDES SPOTSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA re-Medical 1950-B Cavalry " Razor, " the most sedulous Pre-Med in the Class of ' 50-B, hails from Spotsylvania, Virginia. His impeccable character and diligent pursuit of knowledge have won the pect and admiration of all. He is indeed a " Stoop Son " that the " Doc " can be proud of. He has successfully developed a tech- nique for eluding the 0. C. on " Operation Moonlight. " We know that our " Razor " will make a good " Wahoo. " Manager, Tennis Team (2); Baptist Student Union (4, 3, 2, 1); Turnout Staff (1); Academic Stars (2); Virginia Academy of Science (2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1) VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B FRANCIS GEORGE BOEHM BROOKLYN, NEW YORK Electrical Engineering 1950-B Field Artillery A staunch Yankee, Frank will always be remembered as the untiring champion of the minority. His initiative and perseverance have been evident in every endeavor of his choosing throughout his cadetship. Frank was instrumental in the organization of V. M. I. ' s first lacrosse team, a game he learned to love while attending Brooklyn ' s Poly Prep. Although Electrical Engineering has been Frank ' s scholastic interest while at the Institute, he is indecisive concerning life ' s labyrinth of successful professions. Glee Club (4, 2); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Lacrosse (2), Captain (1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Cadet Sports Staff (2, 1); Turnout (2, I); Bomb Business Staff (4); Distinguished Military Student; Private (4, 3, 2, 1). CHRISTOFFER PETER BOLVIG BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA Chemistry 1950-B Air Force A Birmingham, Alabama boy, Pete Bolvig was graduated as a Cadet Captain from the McCaulie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His abilities of leadership enabled him to desert the rifle for the sword two years ago, serving Company " C " last year as its Supply Sergeant, and this year as its First Lieutenant. Pete is one of those boys who fought hard for a place in the Chemical Department sun, nor have his energetic efforts failed to win him a stand among the first five. We confidently expect to see Pete ' s face on the cover of the Cliemical and Engineering News some day. Dintlnguished Military Student; Football (4); Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); Intramural Council (2); Bomb Staff (I); Deep South Club (4, 3, 2); Officers of the Guard Association (2); Private (4); Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). GARDNER WRIGHT BOND, JR. BEDFORD, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Field Artillery " Bookie, " a great sportsman and outdoors- man, came to us from the hills of Bedford. After converting his search from winged birds to more shapely guail, he took up the life of a Civil. He is often seen in his sack, which he treasures more than any knowledge he has ever received. A little learning has seeped in, however, and he has gone to town since he left the haunts of English and Spanish. " Bookie ' s " chief ambition is to find that O. A. O. and start his family. Know- ing " Bookie, " it won ' t take long. American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Football (4); Wrestling (3, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). " M f l ... Twi i-rmirr " Jimmy " JAMES MITCHELL BOWER BEDFORD, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1948-B Air Force " Let ' s have a party! " resounds through the Barracks, and we know that Jim has finally- shaken off the week ' s hibernation and is rapidly getting up steam for another wild and woolly week end. His activities extend from a well-known garage downtown to any point within a radius unknown. Jim came to us in 1944, but soon found his college career interrupted by the call of the Air Force. He returned in February of 1948 and soon distinguished himself in the aca- demic line, earning his gold stars as one of the " Buzz Boys. " His resourcefulness, initia- tive and winning smile will carry him a long way in any of his undertakings. Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Football (4); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). CHARLES WILLIAM BRAGG, JR. CLIFTON FORGE, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Artillery " Red, " the terror of the mat, is famous fqa showing visiting manglers the lights. A ha worker, he is always ready to displa i ' nis good nature and fine sense of humorjirOne of the " slaving civils, " " Red " is qsRain to reach the top of the profession i- He com- pleted the change from Marine green to Cadet gray in time to set an Sample for us in academic, military and mletic activities, and still found time to h that ever-popular redhead. He ' ll alwayji ' nave a spot in our hearts and best wishes go with him. Distinguished MiWary Student; Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); Roano|KrClub (4, 3, 2, 1); American Society of Gi ' Rl Engineers (2, 1), Treasurer (3); Mongg m Club (2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (2). UGH McGUIRE BRAND f SALEM, VIRGINIA ctrical Engineering 1950-B Air Force Hugh is best known in Barracks for his ability to offer a complete solution to any human problem without any preparation, or even any thought. The " Golden Tongue " has utilized his flow of words with great success in obtaining numerous racketeering furloughs, which are always followed by a vivid account of the inevitable ability of doing work and maintaining his stand in the ranks of " Bunny ' s Bulb Snatchers. " In the study of lovelies, Hugh has shown a great desire for variety — he has never been at two different hops with the same girl. V e know though, Hugh, that as long as the tongue remains the principle mode of communica- tion, your success will be assured. Distinguished Military Student; Bomb Staff (4, 3, 2); Roanoke Club (3, 1), Secretary (4), Vice President (2); Hop Committee (2, 1); Manager, Varsity Wrestling (2); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Academic Stars (4, 2); Second Class Finance Committ ee; Officers of the Guard Association (I); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B RALSTON LEWIS BROOKE RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts 1950-B Field Artillery " Raltie " is a person who manages to have his fist, not his finger (for he does a lion ' s share of the work) in just about every pie in Barracks, and still be what he considers a dashing lover. He must know, because he certainly turns up with his share of queens, and we ain ' t kidding. Everybody likes him, probably because he is too busy to make any enemies. We predict that he ' ll go through life in a perpetual storm, taking all in his stride and managing to come out with hardly a drop of sweat on his courtly brow. Distinguished Military Student; Rat Football Glee Club (4, 3, 2), Publicity Manager (1) Circulation Manager, Turn Out (3), Adver tising Manager (2), Business Manager (1) Lectern Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Business Manager, Hop Committee (2, 1); Treasurer, Second Class Finance Committee; Richmond Club (4, 3); Episcopal Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (2); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); First Lieutenant (1). SAMUEL BRADY BROWN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA Liberal Arts 1950-B Air Force When the word " Sambo " is mentioned everybody grabs for his wallet. Known far and wide as the best man to have on your side when it comes to cornering a buck, he turned the Second Class Finance Committee from an almost charitable organization into a well-coordinated system which benefitted the Corps as well as the different activities. The SCFC subsequently (or ultimately) had to close shop for undisclosed reasons. Sam, besides being the " man with the idea, " is a good man to call upon when confronted with a problem or a party. Personality, a head full of sense, and his characteristic wit are certain to make " Sambo " a success. Business Manager, Bomb (1); Chairman, Second Class Finance Committee; Turn Out Staff (3); Hop Committee (2, 1); Lectern Club (3, 2); Richmond Club (4, 3); Presbyterian Club (4); Army Club (4); Officers of the Guard Association (2); Private (4); Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2); First Lieutenant (1); Football (4). WILLIAM JACK BUCHANAN WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA Liberal Arts 1950-B Infantry Military from the word go — that ' s " Buck " — quick thinking, precision moving, the L. A. attitude, and Mary for morale — how could the first captain miss? From the first " Rat " day, the red, white and yellow flag was second only to " Ole Glory " for this military ex-Marine. ' 50-B soon realized his ability as a leader and elected him Vice President. The Institute put the Corps in excellent, capable hands when they appointed him " the Zebra. " Ready at all times to do his job, help the BR ' s or to lead the Corps, V. M. I. ' s loss will be the world ' s gain of a true leader, a " fair specimen of citizen soldiery. " Distinguished Military Student; Who ' s Who in American Colleges; Rifle Team (4, 3); Fencing Team (2); Class Historian (3), Vice President (2); General Committee (3, 2, 1); Honor Court (2, 1); Academic Stars (3, 2); Private (4); Corporal (3); First Sergeant (2); Regimental Commander (1). ' «««»ft«S3K!)m»f JSd«SS»ll«a{! " Tuck " " Ready Eddie " THOMAS JOSEPH BURCKELL RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts 1950-B " Tuck, " after a hitch in the Marine Corps, came to the Institute still yearning for mili- tary glory. It did not take him long to assert himself, and with his gift of gab, he soon talked his way into a position with the powers that be. " Tuck ' s " activities have not been solely confirmed to the military. He has played first string lacrosse for three years, and still found time to win academic honors. With a fond farewell from his Brother Rats and wish for much success, we send to the Marine Corps an officer of whom we are all proud. Newman Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Lectern Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Second Class Finance Committee; Bomb Staff (1); Golf Team (4, 3); Lacrosse Team (3, 2, 1); Richmond Club (4, 3); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Second Lieutenant (1). YERBURY C. BURNHAM MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY Electrical Engineering 1950-B Field Artillery " Yerb " came to us four years ago Montclair, New Jersey. To use his words: " Oh, those Southern belles! " at the Institute his efforts have . towards learning to change ligh (EE). We know that whatever field of endeavor, he will displj singleness of purpose and i alty to his comrades that have charactanzed him while at V. M. I. We bid " YaB " good-bye with mixed feeling, but wej lmow that he is on his way to a bright fu American InstituW of Electrical Engineers (2, I); Yankee ub (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4, ); Sergeant (2). E| WARD bouloin burwell COVINGTON, VIRGINIA ineering 1950-B Infantry Ed, one of the outstanding members of the Covington Clan, came to us four years ago still basking in the light of high school glories. However, it did not take him long to settle down at the Institute, and as a Civil his efforts have naturally been directed towards being a ditch digger. While here at V. M. I. he has displayed gualities which have been recognized both by the military and his Brother Rats. It is with mixed feeling that we look back on " Ready Eddie ' s " first days in Barracks and see him starting on his cadet days; but now, as then, we feel sure that he has a bright future in store for him. American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Football (4); Officers of the Guard Associa- tion (2); Private (4); Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2); First Lieutenant (1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B JAMES EDWIN BUTLER CLIFTON FORGE, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Air Force Jim, " It smells-Iike-snow, " Butler is known ior his academic prowess and natural in- genuity. The Clifton Forger is a stalwart member of " Buzz ' s Boys Club " and is sure to attain a high position m his chosen pro- fession of civil engineering. He possesses an infinite amount of wit and is ever ready to help a Brother Rat. We know that Jim will always be remembered tor his personality and humor, and he has our best wishes for Roanoke Club (4); Newman Club (4, 3); American Institute of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). KENNETH WILSON CARRINCTON YORK, PENNSYLVANIA Pre-Medical 1950-B Air Force York, Pennsylvania ' s gift to V. M. I. is truly one of versatility. As a Pre-Med, Ken has been a four-year honor man besides bemg a tower of strength as center on the Varsity Football team. Into all of these Ken has put his characteristic energy, a quality he hds displayed in whatever he has undertaken. With his keen intelligence and level head, we know that in the field of medicine — where one must give the world a proof of deeds rather than words — Ken v ill be a huge Virginia Academy of Science (2, I); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, I); Monogram Club (2, 1); Academic Stars (4, 3, 2); Varsity Football (4, 3, 2, I); Wrestling (4); Distinguished Military Student; Private (4, 3, 2, 1). LEE JOSEPH CHEGIN DONORA, PENNSYLVANIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Field Artillery " Chick, " as he is known to all, truly de serves the name of " Class Comedian. ' Famous for his tap dancing, wit and jovia manner, he has endeared himself to all of us, He is Donora ' s third horseman, and con stantly reminds us of Musial, Galiffa and smog. Undoubtedly " Chick ' s " pleasing personality and ability will carry him a long way in the field of civil engineering. With him go our best wishes and hopes that our paths will cross again. American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Newman Club (4, I); Distinguished Military Student; Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (I). " George " HOMER LEE CHRYSSIKOS BEDFORD, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Air Force " Got to get my privileges, " comes the resounding cry from Chris. One of the school ' s most versatile young men, he was heard from on the diamond and has played some role in various other activities around the school. Chris came to the Institute in 1946 and was soon well known and well liked by all of the fellows in Barracks. Being the athletic and friendly type, he rapidly won approval of his instructors. This, along with his hne personality and other winning mannerisms, will carry him far in any field which he endeavors to follow. Football (4); Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1); Basketball (4, 3, 2); Glee Club (3, 2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Hop Committee (2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). GEORGE SERPELL COFFMAN ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA Liberal Arts 1950-B Air Force Despite a burning desire to become College, George has finally managed to something at the Institute that he likes- Class Week Ends. Since he was enrfKwed with a great sense of business acuii n, we were not surprised to see Georgamse to the co-presidency of one of Ban ck ' s most t.hriving business concerns, iife Ajax Cor- poration. Famous for hi i ility of being dismissed from Guard Tejiims and being one of our less eager Brotljirf Rats, we are sure that he will be a gc t success if he does not enter the Armj? Lectern Clubjj|jr2, 1); Virginia Academy of Science (l) mb Staff (2, 1); Turn Out Staff (1); InterMPtonal Relations Club (1); Officers of the GJjard Association (I); Manager, Var- (2); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). albert costello :larksburg, west Virginia Ictrical Engineering 1950-B Infantry Frank, the man who made the E. E. Depart- ment, Costello, has combined his many aca- demic, athletic and social talents to establish himself as one of the foremost members of the Class of 1950-B. His love of a good time makes him the life of Barracks parties — not to mention numerous eventful week ends. Even after putting in more " hay time " than the average L. A., Honor Roll stars for four years came easy. Frank ' s wide range of abilities will bring him success in whatever field he chooses to enter. Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); Academic Stars (4, 3, 2); Distinguished Mili- tary Student; Cadet Staff (1); Officers of the Guard Association, Secretary (1); Newman Club (4, 3), Treasurer (2), Vice President (1); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3), Executive Board (2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B RICHARD COX COUPLAND, JR. WASHINGTON, D, C. Electrical Engineering 1950-B Air Force " Handsome Dick, " God ' s gift to the women, gets in more trouble with more women in less time than any other two men in Barracks Women are not " Dick ' s " only interests; he. likes to party, parade, and smash Institute property. One of " OUie ' s " most promising lads, " Military Dick, " has shined and shaved his way to Regimental Adjutant. In disposing of communal property, his roommates have decided to give " Dick " the mirror. However, we feel quite conftdent in predicting " Dick ' s " success — providing he can earn enough to satisfy his enormous appetite. Distinguished Military Student; Who ' s Who in American Colleges; Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Assistant Manager, Wrestling Team (2), Manager (1); Golf Team (2, 1); Swimming Team (4, 3); Football (4); Ambassador Club (4, 3, 2, 1); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (2, 1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Regimental Sergeant Major (2); Captain (1). CALVIN COURTNEY CROWDER, JR. BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI Electrical Engineering 1950-B Air Force " Well, boys, I ought to get a letter to- morrow. I know I wrote her last " . . . Cal ' s famous last words as he camps in the Post Office waiting for a letter from his O. A. O. Another of " Bunny ' s Bulb Snatchers, " Cal, after four years of diligent study can now turn on the light unassisted. Always a ready man for bridge or a party, his studies never seem to completely keep him from having a good time, nor, we hope, will his future profession, for Cal was made for a good time. Canterbury Club (4); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). HARRY GARLAND DASHIELL, JR. SMITHFIELD, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering 1950-B Air Force We shall always remember the pleasant hours in the P. X. where " Top ' em AH " Dashiell operated. Yes, there were very few of us who could tell taller tales than " Hap. " He has a gift of gab that grows with every cup of coffee (or other spirits). But, alas, " Hap " didn ' t spend quite all of his time in the P. X., for he was a Varsity wrestler for four years. As the years fly by, we ' ll all remember " Hap ' s " tall tales, his athletic ability and his most remarkable ability for having a party everywhere he went. Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); Tidewater Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Intramural Manager, " D " Company (1); American In- stitute of Electrical Engineers (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). M f ' ff ■■■■ ' «iw««i«WKt»wwfsw»e «S9eBB Hap " CARROLL CLIFFORD DAVIS CALIFORNIA, PENNSYLVANIA Liberal Arts 1951 Cavalry After three months at V. M. I. in ' 44 with the ERC he left to ride tanks, but the spirit and the call of military life brought him back in ' 47 to go through the rat line with the Class of ' 51 and to be graduated with the Class of 1950-B. Despite his lack of class unity, " Dave " has made a name for himself at V. M. I., both academically and in activi- ties. " Dave " will either be in the Army this July or be looking forward to law school; no matter which, the serious, yet party-loving Pennsylvanian will be a success. Distinguished Military Student; Officers of the Guard Association (1); Yankee Club (2, 1); International Relations Club, Secretary (2), President (1); Academic Stars (2); Private (4, 1); Sergeant (2). JOHN GILMORE DAVIS MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA Chemistry 1950-B Cavalry John is one of those people you find eve so often that know how to study, as is jfell proven by his academic stars. HowevaT the stars didn ' t blind John to the fact thpt there was an opposite sex around, and artWone who has heard his words of wisdom concerning the " feminines " knows that weLL ' John ' s fine sense of humor and friendlujiess will win him many friends in his choseja eld of chemistry, just as they have here Qitnhe_Institute. American ChemicaU ciety (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Academic Stars (4o,g); Private (4, 3, 2, I). LIAM LAWSON DRISKILL, JR. LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Fre-Medical 1950-B Air Force " V illie " came to us from quiet old Lynch- burg seeking relief from the Sweet Young Things at Sweet Briar and Randolph-Macon. He wanted time to be alone, but his roomies swear the lovelies follow him everywhere. " Wfillie " hasn ' t let it upset him, though, since he is one of " Doc ' s " promising future medicos, ranking high in applied anatomy. Long shall " V illie " be remembered for his " Little Ball of Yarn " and we can expect to find the Lynchburg mentor among the " Wahoos " in the near future. Lynchburg Club (4, 3), Vice President (2), President (1); Glee Club (4, 3); Virginia Academy of Science (2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Baptist Club (4, 3); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B JAMES EDWARD DUKE III AUSTIN, TEXAS Civil Engineering 1950-A Field Artillery ' 50-A ' s most educated product has served time at Emory, Georgia and Texas University, in addition to a full stretch at V. M. I. " Mr. Dork, " always the pillar of class prestige, baffled upperclassmen and frustrated Head- guarters with cosmopolitan boredom, though paradoxically, his penalty tours in a straight line could have taken him all the way to Texas. His suave, yet sincere manner has won him a trail of fluttering feminine hearts from the hills of Virginia to the Lone Star State, and the everlasting friendship of his Brother Rats. Football (4); Wrestling (2, 1); Turn Out Staff (2); Newman Club (1); Catholic Choir (1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Texas Club (1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 1); Sergeant (2). JAMES MICHAEL ELLIS BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY Liberal Arts 1950-B Air Force Jim ' s major interest at the Institute has been in creative writing — primarily for the Turn Out, our humor and literary magazine. He helped reorganize it as a third classman, and contributed enough material to be selected Editor as a first classman. When not working on a new short story, he can usually be found at Steve ' s feeling moody and blue, griping about the life of the Military. After four years of introspective analysis, he still doesn ' t know why he came to V. M. I., but he ' s the kind of guy who ' ll keep trying to find the answers. Turn Out Staff (3), Fiction Editor (2), Editor (1); Bomb Staff (1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Newman Club (3): Lectern Club (3, 2, 1); Academic Stars (2); Private (4, 3, 2, 1); Class Valedictorian. THOMAS VICTOR EVA SYRACUSE, NEW YORK Liberal Arts 1950-B Field Artillery Tom is most anxious to be graduated and get back into circulation before ALL his old flames are married. He is so strong a con- servative that he claims " Winston is our only hope. " The practice in bridge repartee and small talk with Wilbur and Edwards will prove of inestimable value in the future. Besides playing " tickets, " he spends his time, mimicking Ezio, Vaughan and the Ink Spots. T. Victor should go far in this cruel world considering that Buffalo deal we hear so much about. Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Varsity Track (4, 3); Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); Canterbury Club (2, 1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Golf (2, 1); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). iJ- ii Ll)JJ(liii.i ■■ ' r-siim W!KimmmiffeSmea» JONES FELVEY II RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering 1950-B Field Artillery When not digging out from under a pile of electrical experiments, Jones may be found leading a discussion and expressing his views on the subject before the International Relations Club, Baptist Club, or just a group of Brother Rats in a room in Barracks. Often Jones is much too kindhearted for his own good. If you need advice, help or just plain encouragement, just look around and his smiling face will certainly appear. Although he is often serious, Jones is always ready to get up and go for a good time. Cadet Staff (4); International Relations Club (2, 1); Baptist Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Spanish Club (3); Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Horseshow Team (4, 3); Cavalry Troop (4, 3); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 2, I); Corporal (3). EMIL FISHER, JR. BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS Liberal Arts 1950-B Cavalry " Bud, " a rosy-cheeked Yankee who ha from Beantown, says that he came to V. to do missionary work among the " Reh Despite that, he feels his greatest rjicment came at summer camp when he v voted into the Confederacy. " Bud ' s " rnajSr interest is the Bomb, of which he beca«(fe Co-Editor after two years of hard worLiTAdd the love for horses, a party, a io g ' OT just a plain bull session and you ' ll finip ' all of the passions of " A-. " His easy smL willingness to work at the books or actruiTies, and four years of life as a privatapshould make his Army career or gradu school a success. Distinguishe rMilitary Graduate; Yankee Club {4, 3, 2, Uifftectern Club (3, 2, 1); Bomb Staff (3, 2), Ob-Editor (1); International Relations Club ij2, 1); Ofhcers of the Guard Associa- iionJl); Cavalry Troop (4, 3); Army Club (3), Eji ident (1); Cadet Staff (3, 2, I); Private (4, 3, 2, I). " RUCE d ' ESTE FLAGGE NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Kfectrical Engineering 1947 Infantry " Apostrophe " entered V. M. I. as a rat in 1943, and as a Bull Rat in 1946 with 28 months vacation as a combat infantryman for Uncle Sam m the ETO. He goes forth from the dear old Institute well fortified with friends, knowledge and patience as only a man with five years at V. M. I. can have. Although the Institute loses a staunch mem- ber of the Glee Club and the Band, it will forever cherish the loud, clear and slightly flat tenor voice, and the off-key tuba playing of Bruce d ' Este. Varsity ' Wrestling (3, 2, 1); Baptist Student Union (3, 2, 1); Tidewater Club (3, 2, 1); Varsity Football (4); Glee Club (3, 2, 1); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE f ■ ' .( ' •■ • ' " J. ' ■ ■) ' . ' ' ' y ' - ' - ' ' ' ' -%V-it iit 7? ' . CLASS OF 1950-B DAVID WILLIAM FLEMING HAMDEN, CONNECTICUT Liberal Arts 1950-B Air Force The big blonde Dutchman, whose struggle in academics, especially in his Rat year, culminated in his attaining stars, has come a long way in four years. Being a Liberal Artist and a swimmer, most of Dave ' s time has been divided between the sack and the chlorine parlor. Always a competitor for the " last one out of the mess hall " title, his appetite has kept the P. X. in the black for four years. Though he ' ll probably end up in some Yankee-land graduate school, his memories and influence on week ends, Farmville and the Institute won ' t soon be forgotten. Swimming Team (4, 3, 2), Co-Captain (1); Cadet Staff (2, 1); Turn Out Staff (2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Yankee Club (3, 2, 1); Academic Stars (2); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). JAMES HOWARD FLIPPEN, JR. CREWE, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts 1950-B Air Force " Flip " stands out as one of the most popular men in the class, and the reasons are obvious to all who have had the good fortune of know- ing him. Always cheerful and friendly, he has added much to barracks-life . . . and a number of girls ' schools. There is a serious side to " Flip, " also, as his stars earned in the Liberal Arts course attest. The best that life has to offer is our wish for you. You have worked hard, played hard and earned the admiration of all. Presbyterian Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Associate Editor, Bomb (1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Lectern Club (3, 2, 1); Academic Stars (2); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). BUTLER THORNTON FRANKLIN FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering 1948-A Air Force In a shower of sparks " Young Ben " winds up his training as an E. E., leaving in his wake a string of short cuts and short circuits as the contributions of an advanced lab technique. Butler ' s ability to break down a complicated circuit into one twice as com- plex is surpassed only by his willingness to help a bewildered classmate and an oratorical gift that has often saved his section from a dreaded board recitation. Wfith the name of Franklin and his quick mind as equipment, we don ' t see how B. T. can miss a bright future in his chosen field. Bomb Staff (3); American Society of Electrical Engineers (3, 2), Secretary (1); Cavalry Troop (4, 3); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). " Flip " HARRY WALLACE FRENCH WASHINGTON, D. C. Civil Engineering 1950-B Infantry Harry came to us from the nation ' s capital — their loss and V. M. I. ' s gain. He ' s always ready to party in that good old Navy way. Originally a Yankee, his love for horses and women have made him a spark plug in " Easy " Company — standing in the platoon for four years. Hard working, level- headed, he ' s heading for the Army in June. Distinguished Military Student; American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Army Club, Program Director (1); Intramural Council (1); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). JOHN RAWLES FULGHAM, JR. WINDSOR, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts 1948-B Cavalry " The Windsor Tenor " of the Glee fame entered the Institute in June, 1944, the Class of ' 48-A. A year later he vj put aside and became an instructor in tly Signal Corps School. Returning to V. M. ?; " Isaac " gave his fine voice to the GleeJ lub and his stout heart to " A " Company, Jater becoming its Commander. With a keap taste for litera- ture, a strong admiratiQ|f for a charming young lady from Texas nd the firm soldierly instinct, Rawles shoyiO contribute much to the Institute ' s fami Distinguished itary Student; Glee Club (4, 3, 2, Ibj xecutive Committee (3, 2); Tidewater jElub (1), President (3); Cheer- leader {£y, Lectern Club (3, 1); Private (4); CojjSbral (3); Sergeant (2); Captain (1). LIVINGSTON GALLIHER, JR. BRISTOL, TENNESSEE iivil Engineering 1950-B Cavalry This specimen of a citizen soldier is a product of the stalwart Tennessee hills. After the shock of wearing shoes had worn off, Carl progressed rapidly through the Rat line and through three years as one of " Buzz ' s " boys. In that department he mastered the art of manipulating a slide rule while flat on his back. If the Tennessee-hick returns to the hills and is able to straighten out those roads as guickly as he was able to straighten out his sack, he will have success in the pro- verbial bag. Distinguished Military Student; Riile Team (4, 3, 2, I); Officers of the Guard Association (1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 2, 1); Corporal (3). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE I CLASS OF 1950-B FORREST WILLIAM CETZEN DADE CITY, FLORIDA Chemistry 1950-B Air Force This denizen of the Everglades arrived at the Institute with the twang of the real old- time Florida " cracker, " and a bundle of celery. He is always willing to take the other side in any conversation, argument or debate just to keep it going. The tales he tells are whale killers, and they would win " the Dog " from Ananias at every trial, but he swears by his state and not by his tales, so we have forgiven him. " Gets " is a model of virile young manhood; he neither smokes, drinks nor gambles; his only vice is women. This " carbon copy " of " Butch " is going to follow the profession of test tube scrubbing. We hope that he will be able to keep his hands clean in the process. Distinguished Military Student; Photographic Staff, Turn Out (2), Photographic Editor (I); Academic Stars (4, 3, 2); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 1); Sergeant (2). JAMES NEAL GRAHAM GOLIGHTLY CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA Liberal Arts 1950-B Field Artillery With his name, " Go, " was well known after his first day at the Institute. He had hopes of topping his first class and final year at V. M. I. by having a larged-sized dyke to put down his hay — he got one that sur- passed all exceptions; he got no less than the captain of the Rat football team. " Go ' s " records and Wilber ' s books were always a great consternation to the authorities — there was never a dull moment. A true L. A. with a penchant for the Left Bank, " Treadeasy " may be frequently found discussing interna- tional affairs or listening to music by Mozart or Edwards. Bomb Staff (1); International Relations Club (2, I); Lectern Club (3, 2, I); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). JOHN MORTIMER GORDON NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts 1950-B Field Artillery In 1946 " The Fillip-Lightning of human imperception of sight around the corner " was for seventeen-year-old lohnny Gordon his entry through Jackson Arch at V. M. I. Four years he struggled with the classics and the military, emerging finally with the B.A. Sheep- skin. A first-class private, John is a first-class buddy to all; he has a deep respect for the Corps and an understanding of the honor and esteem that only the V. M. I. possesses. Tidewater Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Turn Out Staff (4, 3, 2, 1), Sports Editor (1); Cadet Staff (4, 3); Varsity Swimming Team (4); Lectern Club (3, 2): Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). rmttmii msim! fmdxif»9 ti John " ' --Fi,li) H) 111 III (II ■n I M m M m I " ZACHARY TAYLOR CRAY III NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical 1950-B Cavalry Portrait of a one-time potential military man: Made Corporal his third-class year, busted after two months duty — Zach " Zeke " Gray, has been one of our outstanding privates ever since. Zach was also quite a horseman, riding in the cavalry troop and on the Horse- show Team, until he was unsaddled by the War Department Order in 1948. " Zeke " will be remembered for his good naturedness and easy smile that have left him many friends among his classmates. Zach plans to study denistry and go into private practice. Cavalry Troop (4, 3); Horseshow Team (3); Canterbury Club (4); Virginia Academy of Science (2, 1); Officers of the Guard Associa- tion (1); Assistant Manager, Varsity Baseball Team (2); Tidewater Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4, 2, 1); Corporal (3). ALBERT HENRY GREEN GLOUCESTER POINT, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Air Force AI fought his way out of GUINEALAND time to spend three years as a " Doggie ' to be decorated twice for heroic actio abihty to lead started in the servicej ut it came to full force and recognitioiyfwhen he received command of " B " Comjflany. Th ability to lead has been felt Opoughout the Corps and particularly withm the activities of the Corps. Al is numb one among the " Birdmen " and will eaar his departure, but he will break many rnjire records of achieve- ment as he rises toJ e top of his profession. When true frienjK and Brother Rats are mentioned, he j m be among the first. Diotinquishosf ' Military Student; American Society gyCivil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Interna- tional R ations Club (1); Tidewater Club (4, 3, 2, J); Monogram Club (2), Vice President, (l)iCrmy Club {3, 2); Football (4, 3); Baseball 3F 2, 1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant ' (2); Captain (1), ' HUGH BRAXTON GREEN DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA !iberal Arts 1950-B Field Artillery Versatility personified, the " Florida Boy " entered into every phase of barracks and civilian life with an unusual adeptness. A continuous minstrel, Brax didn ' t allow any- thing to interfere with his enjoyment of life, and yet somehow managed to apply himself well in his liberal arts studies. Many activities have benefitted from his enrollment, as evidenced by the lenghthy list below, and his talents as a humorist have been well used to bolster the morale of his Brother Rats. Distinguished Military Student; Glee Club (4, 3, 2, I); Golf Team (4, 3, 2), Captain (1); Florida Club (4); Turn Out Staff (4, 3), Humor Editor (2); Monogram Club (2, 1); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Officers of the Guard Association (2); Cadet Staff (2, 1); Intramural Council (2); Individual Athletics Intramural Trophy (2); " Outrage " Editor, 1950 Bomb; Private (4); Corporal (3); Ser- geant (2); Lieutenant (1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE r - ■rvV ; .yV;. CLASS OF 1950-B DAVID JOHN HALPIN TOLEDO, OHIO Civil Engineering 1948-B Air Force Hailing from across the Mason-Dixon Line, D. J. has made the best of life in this Southern land. Lynchburg, Richmond, Norfolk and, yes, the Southern Seminary, have seen his footprints. Entering in .lune, ' 44 as a ' 48-B, he was to serve with Uncle Sam and later to study as a human being at the University of Toledo. After four years he is ready to pit his perserverence, personality and cun- ning against this world of tomorrow. American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Aca- demic Stars (2); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). THOMAS REED HANDY RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering 1950-B Field Artillery Tommy is one of the few who came to college to get an education, but not at the sacrifice of a good time. Never known to have refused a party within walking distance, he and the " Ape Shape " have had many war stories to keep the troops amused during their four years. His interest in pursuing engineering seems to predominate any mili- tary ambitions which he might have inherited but never exhibited. His personality and intelligence should insure success in his chosen field. Distinguished Military Student; American Institute of Electrical Engineers {3, 2, 1); Track (4, 3); Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association; Private (4, 2, 1); Corporal (3). MARCUS WHITNEY HANSEN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Infantry There can be nothing but praise for the " Mad Californian. " Marc came to V. M. I. with the best war record in the Corps, after having served three years in the Infantry. His many decorations include the Silver Star for gallantry in action. He is a Distinguished Military Student, a fine athlete, and one of the most versatile men in the Corps. His activities are egualled only by his ability to " entertain " the ladies. Marc will be a definite asset to any organization and we hope some day to see him in the Pentagon. Distinguished Military Graduate; American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Basket- ball (3, 2, 1), Captain (4); Tennis (4, 3, 2), Captain (1); Corporal (3); Private (4, 2, 1). ' iir im»m mm ! i !! fsim} 9 LUCIUS ASHTON HARRISON, JR. SALEM, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering 1950-B Air Force " Luscious Lucius, " as he is known by many of his Brother Rats, has been one who has always had his " fingers " in many school activities. The Corps ' foremost trombone player is known best for his party perform- ances. Along with academics (at which he does quite well), wine, women and song are his leading interests, with wine leading by a hair — but with Ash, with whom hair is a scarce ite m, that is quite a lead. With his phenomenal ability to acquire friends, Ash ' s success is assured. Any job considered by Ash must include peace, quiet and late sleeping. Who ' s Who in American Colleges; Distin guished Military Student; Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Commanders (4, 3, 2), Co-Leader (1) General Committee (2, 1); Honor Court (2, 1) Hop Committee, Vice President (2, 1); His torian. Class of 1950-B (2, 1); Roanoke Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Bomb Staff (4, 3, 2); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Captain (1) WILBUR ERNEST HARRISON, JR. ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 1950-B Electrical Engineering Air Installations „ Bill ' s stay at V. M. I. has been char by starring on the track team, by football, and by pitting his wits rule against the little idiosyncrasy Electrical Department. His outsUr formances were climaxed w h he was elected captain of the trackJ am, in which position he led his fellow a?nder-kickers in a successful season this mKT spring. Exactly what Bill will do wheajcollege days are over shall be decided after graduation; and if he shows as muchj etermination and con- scientiousness ig is chosen career as he has in his sportsjtfwe may rest assured his will be a very hpppy and successful life indeed. Distinguj ed Military Student; Monogram Clubj 2, 1); Ambassador Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Arrwrncan Institute of Electrical Engineers , 1); Officers of the Guard Association ffl; Varsity Track (4, 3, 2), Captain (1); " Varsity Football (2, 1); Rat Football (4); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). iMAS PERKINS HARWOOD CREWE, VIRGINIA Eeral Arts 1950-B Infantry On first reaching the Institute, Tommy, the Barracks politician, made a mad dash for the ue Book. Four years later, he was yet to see his first demerit. His big smile and slow drawl are always present in a bull session or bridge game. Always ready to give assistance wherever needed, Tom will never be at a loss for friends. No task is too great, nor any favor too small for the big-hearted Virginian. With brilliant academic abilities and an amazing way with people. Tommy is sure to succeed. Varsity Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1); Rat Football (4); Rat Basketball (4); Academic Stars (2); Dis- tinguished Military Student; Who ' s Who in American College.s; Turn Out Staff (3, 2); Cadet Staff (3); Sports Editor, Bomb (1); Lectern Club (3, 2, 1); Presbyterian Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Monogram Club (3, 2), Secretary (1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Battalion Sergeant Major (2); First Lieutenant (1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B JOSEPH BUCHANAN HAWKINS BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA Civil Engineering 1950-B Air Force The " Hawk " came to us from Birmingham, Alabama, with one objective in mind — to be graduated from the Virgmia Military Institute. He has now achieved his goal and also accom- plished other ends. One was to make many life-time friends through his pleasant per- sonality. Another was to wrestle Varsity, after many long, hard practices. We know that with his personality and ability to apply himself diligently, Joe will succeed in any- thing he tries to do. Distinguished Military Student; Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); Football (4, 3); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). LOUIS R. HUNDLEY CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical 1947 Infantry Lou can be found at almost any time either playing the role of the struggling Pre-Med or relaxing with visions of the finer things of life sparkling in his eyes. Lou has the unique distinction of being an alumnus twice before being graduated once, when he left to answer Uncle Sugar ' s call, and again when he left us for Wahoo-land. He ' s back now, even though he ' s taking a mixture of first, second and third-class subjects, which shows he has what it takes to be successful in later life. Good luck, Lou, we ' ll be looking at you. Officers of the Guard Association (I); Private 4, 1); Corpora! (3); Sergeant (2). BAILEY COLQUITT HURLEY LARCHMONT, NEW YORK Liberal Arts 1950-B Cavalry You can call him anytfiing you want, but whether it be the " lona Kid, " the " Giants ' most loyal fan, " or V. M. I. ' s gift to Southern Seminary, the " Hurl " remains strictly a one- woman man. When leaving for a moment the subject of his beloved sports — football and baseball — " Hurl " is doing either of two things — a soft-shoe number or a rendition of Bing Crosby ' s latest. To a guy who has donated more than his share of laughs for the past four years, and has worked hard on his subjects as a Liberal Artist, here ' s to a successful future and the best of luck. Lectern Club (4, 3, 2, !); Newman Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Catholic Choir (4, 3); Yankee Club (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). rt; -irM-!-)ITTririw . rf ' ' ' m»m mm !i» !mt!mo iv " Jonesy " " Davey " JOHN HERBERT JOLLY HOLLAND, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical 1950-B Air Force Coming to us from Holland, Virginia, on his initial trip from home, Bert soon became adapted to Institute life. Originally intending to study Chemistry, he switched to Pre- Medicine after one glance at the calculus Book. With complete disregard for Pre- Medical traditions, Bert set out to prove that he could sleep just as much as a Liberal Artist — and he proved it. Being only a two- beer man, he became an invaluable aide to his more inebriated roommates. Having the mind of a Wall Street banker with a little Scotch thrown in, he will soon be in a posi- tion to provide for his less fortunate room- mates. Tidewater Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Assistant Manager, Track Team (3); Manager, Varsity Track (2); Bomb Staff (2); Virginia Academy of Science (2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Distinguished Military Student; Private (4, 3, 2, 1). GWYNNE HARRISON JONES, JR. WHITE POST, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering 1950-B Air Force re-Medical " Jonesy " came to us four years ago f White Post, Virginia, and has, to use h; words, " regretted it ever since! " W the Institute, his efforts have been toward keeping those class privil fes. We know that whatever his chos field of endeavor, he will display tho ame single- ness of purpose and loyaltv his comrades that have characterized hiaTwhile at V. M. I. It is with mixed feelinq hat we look back to our first day in Bmracks and see him, a red-headed youth ' but then, as now, his Brother Rat spirit ' Snd consistent refusal to be a burden teT his roomies have brought " lonesy " thrgfOgh the Institute and well on his way to |FDright future. Ameriqdfi Institute of Electrical Engineers (2, 1); _rfthern Virginia Club (4, 3, 2, I); nterbury Club (2); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). JAMES DAVID JONES DALLAS, TEXAS 19S0-B Cavalry Four years have passed since the Texas cowboy came out of the West to join our ranks. As a classmate, a fellow cadet and a Brother Rat, Davey has acguitted himself well. Wrestling has not been his sole interest in sports; as everyone knows he is very versatile, and has made a name for himself in " C " Company Intramurals. An alert and talented mind is his; and this same mind has developed a good fellow into everyone ' s friend. Capable in class, this future doctor v ill go a long way in life. Virginia Academy of Science (2, 1); Texas Club (4, 3, 2), President (1); Varsity Wrestling Team (4, 3, 2, 1); Football (4); Intramural Manager (I); Distinguished Military Student; Private (4, 3, 2, I). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B TERENCE GENE KEEBER LYONS, ILLINOIS Civil Engineering 1950-B Cavalry T. G. Keeber, a stout Yankee from the Chicago, Illinois, area, answers to the nick- name of " Terry " or " Kebe. " He likes horses and music. Keeber can generally make him- self heard in any organized or disorganized brawl in Barracks. He plans to make the Army his career and hopes to be successful. All in all, his four years at the Institute were interesting if not profitable. Canterbury Club (4); American Society of Civil Engineers (3), Assistant Secretary (2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Army Club (3, 2); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). THOMAS DAWSON KELLY ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts 19S0-B Cavalry They say old " Stonewall " Jackson smiled down from his perch as handsome Tommy Kelly bade farewell to his lovely and entered Jackson arch back in 1946. Tommy set out on his guest for a business career by studying and sleeping through the Liberal Arts course. A fancy fielding third-baseman for four years, Tom also saw some action with the basketball sguad. His greatest bid for fame came that fateful week end when " Brighty " caught the " Senseless Six " sipping the nectar of the gods and promptly gave them all 10-3-60. Tommy is destined to do well in whatever he undertakes. Alexandria can well be proud of him. Distinguished Military Student; Ambassador Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Varsity Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1); Basketball (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). WILLIAM WATKINS KELLY BIG STONE GAP, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts 1950-B Air Force Even when he was a Rat, Bill had trouble leaving the books alone. He had the distinc- tion of being caught with the blanket over the door more than anybody that year. Parties and girls did little to stop Bill from taking more furloughs during his third-class year than the legal limit allows. Classes and activities mixed in this one case. Though he is almost a country man. Bill is a cosmopolite of the first order. Knowing Bill for four years has been a happy experience worth more than money to anyone. Distinguished Military Student; Glee Club (4, 3), Secretary (2), Vice President (1); Canter- bury Club (2, 1); Turn Out Staff (2); Bomb Staff (2), Associate Editor, 1950 Bomb; Lec- tern Club (2, 1); Episcopal Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Academic Stars (2); Private (4); Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). ' ' ' ?«iWI »igC m S tf ' RiUJl W a)l»W " Terry " i I " Tommy " ROBERT MILTON KESLER RIVERTON, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical 1950-B Air Force Originally destined to be an electrical engineer, Bob " saw a vision, " and transferred to Pre-Med. A wiser decision couldn ' t have been made . Not only has he led " Doc ' s " boys since then, but while helping Herb in the training room he has developed into a first-class trainer. With his ability and swell personality, which four years at the Institute has not changed, he will go a long way in the medical profession. Who ' s Who in American Colleges; Distin- guished Military Student; Virginia Academy of Science (2), Vice President (1); Northern Virginia Club (3, 2); Ambassador Club (4); Assistant Trainer (3, 2, 1); Academic Stars (4, 3, 2); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). THOMAS HENRY KIRK, JR. PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical 1950-B Air Force Tommy came to the Institute in the fall ' 46 and has since improved his knowle vastly; he knows now that you cannpl ice cream in the streets of Lexin(_ in uniform, and also enough Pre-Mg to be one of " Doc ' s " favorites. One o wie Com- manders for four years, TommyJlHs been co- leader of the outfit this year. Klpon gradua- tion, which will it be, the Mgular Air Force or Medical School? On p ' or the other will get a good man when SSmmy signs up. Distinguished Milita Student; Commanders (4, 3, 2, 1), Co-Lai fer (1); Glee Club (3, 2, 1); Tidewater Clubjlf4, 3, 2, 1); Virginia Academy of Science (2 i); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). lONALD DAVID KIRSCH STEUBENVILLE, OHIO ' ical Engineering 1950-B Air Force ' Did you check the second mail? " That is the question of the day. Don, alias " D. D., " is expecting a letter from Sally when he utters those words. It ' s been like that for the past two years, and now he has arranged for Sally to be just six miles away — over on that hill in Buena Vista. Now the big word is: " Outta the way — we ' re going out to feed the horses. " Hio qualities are such that both these ends will meet in harmony, that is, if she allows him to play golf. We all know he ' ll do well out in the " cold, cruel world. " However, a word of advice to all those who come into contact with Don on the outside — he starts talking about V. M. I. — " Fiddle, Nero, fiddle. " Baseball (4); Golf (4, 2); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); American Institute of Electrical En- ginners {3, 2, 1); Newman Club (4); Ofhcers of the Guard Association (1); Editorial Staff, Bomb (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B JOSEPH BUD KOHEN, JR. NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical 1950-B Field Artillery One of the most ambitious members of the Corps, no job is too big for Joe. He ' s prob- ably the only man that ever flunked analytics because he spent his time preparing a review sheet for his Brer Rats! This Pre-Med ' s personality is probably the only thing that has kept his hard-working roommates from committing academic suicide. The patients of the future " Joe, M. D., " may rest assured that they are receiving the best medical care available. Football (4); Cadet Staff (4, 3, 2,_ 1); Turn Out Staff (4); Intramural Manager, " E " Company (1): Secretary, Intramural Council (1); Chair- man, Corps ' Mess Hall Committee (1); Tide- water Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Virginia Academy of Science (2, 1); Canterbury Club (2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). DAVID FRANK KOVARIK ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Cavalry As " OUie " will testify, " Step off, you Rats, " were almost the " Chattanooga Kid ' s " last words at the Institute, and " Koko ' s " five days of arrest is a record rarely egualled in the history of V. M. I. Whether administering the Rat System or photographically recording the history of the Brother Rats of the Class of ' 50-B, Dave is always there with the spirit — and freguently the spirits. His productions are found in all three of the V. M. I. publi- cations. They are evidence of his ability to handle detail as well as the overall picture, which will assure him of success in the future. Bomb Staff (2), Photographic Editor, Bomb (D.- American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Photographer (1); Officers of the Guard Association (1): Track (4), Assistant Manager, Track (3); Ambassador Club (2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). ERNEST ERWIN KRITZMACHER BOUND BROOK, NEW JERSEY Chemistry 1950-B Field Artillery Probably the things his Brother Rats will remember most about " Kritz " are his extreme good nature and his ability to devour " Spe- cials. " A large Yankee with a consuming passion for " that liguid, " " Kritz " spent most of the four years alternating between the chem lab, the swimming pool and the Tap Room. A steady man with molecules or Packards, " Kritz " has brought a lot of enjoy- ment to many of his Brer Rats. Wherever he may go, his geniality will be sure to take him to the top. Distinguished Military Student; American Chemical Society (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Swimming Team (4, 3), Manager (2, 1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). ■■■r ' auii »fm! t« m f. % l f.vA t » 3miSi " Buddy " Andy " rmm 1 1 m jij m [: WILLIAM B. KUYKENDALL, JR. ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering 1950-B Air Force If any E. E. is through with his homework, and ready to sack in by 9:00 P. M., you can bet it is Bill Kuykendall. The husky baritone voice that issues from this carefree character can easily be picked out, whether in a Glee Club concert or in a barracks bull session. Bill ' s voice isn ' t his main distinguishing characteristic, however, for his friendliness, willingness to help a " Brer Rat, " keen sense of humor and deep sense of loyalty will always keep him up in front. It is not hard to foresee that a character such as Bill ' s will go a long way in the electrical field — or any other. American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Ambassador Club (4, 3, 2, I); Editorial Staff, Cadet (2) Officers of the Guard Association (1) Methodist Club (2); Academic Stars (4, 3, 2) Private (4, 1); C orporal (3); Sergeant (2). GEORGE GRAHAM LANCASTER, JR RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Air For You will find that Graham is const ' efficient in everything he tackles. He st, with a problem until it is solved, at le the best of his ability, and the latter.J ffouid not be underestimated. In his fojlfr years at V. M. I., he has never failed ioj ' academic excellence. Graham is conside f ' to be easy- going; women don ' t seem tojj rry him one way or the other. He haa ' a dry sense of humor that you have to imnire. In all, our red-headed friend ceijUmly should find few obstacles in the lonajjiDad ahead. Distinguished M tary Student; American Society of CiyjjirEngineers (3, 2, 1); Second Class Finande Committee (2); Hop Com- mittee (Ihldfichmond Club (4, 3, 2, 1); As- sistant rack Manager (3); Manager, Rat Trac JfTeam (2); Officers of the Guard As|aKation (1); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); ef Sergeant (2). IREW LEE LAWRENCE, JR. MACON, GEORGIA nistry 1950-B Artillery Andy is the dark, good-looking type with great military ability, athletic ability, and is a good student. He has great ambitions of putting himself through Medical School, and if he continues to demonstrate the resource- fulness and determination that he has shown at the V. M. I., he will most certainly succeed in his endeavors. His personality has a warm magnetic guality which accounts for his many friends and admirers. His philosophy of clean living and high thinking will assure him success in any occupation that he decides upon. He will always be an asset to any community or group of which he is a part. Distinguished Military Student; American Chemical Society {3, 2, 1); Varsity Basketball (3, 2); Varsity Baseball (4); Monogram Club (2, 1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (I). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B RICHARD ELDON LEITHISER HAVEE-de-GRACE, MARYLAND Electrical Engineering 1950-B Infantry We all know Dick as the one-girl man. Anyone walking past his room can always hear the song, " Rose Marie. " Though he is a Maryland boy, he seems to have an attraction for Virginia, having graduated from Fishburne Military Academy before coming to the Virginia Military Institute. The " Fred MacMurray " of the class, Dick will always be remembered for his good humor and practical jokes. Here is wishing the best of luck to a Brother Rat who has a fine future in the field of electrical engineering. Distinguished Military Student; Maryland Club (4, 3); Methodist Club (4, 3); American Institute oi Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Turn Out Staff (4); V restling Team (4, 3); Lacrosse Team, Manager (3, 2, 1); Football (4); Pr ivate (4, 3, 1); Sergeant (2). LEONARD LAMARR LEWANE CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY Pre-Medical 1950-B Cavalry " Lee " or " Len, " as known by his Brother Rats, would make any general envious of his knowledge of military subjects. The big Dutchman has as his ultimate aim a career in the U. S. Army. Although " Lee " is a Pre- Medical student, he has planned his life to fulfill a life ' s ambition. " A man must stay physically fit at all times, as well as mentally fit, " is Lee ' s basis of thought and action. Who knows, some day we may read about our Brother Rat being on the chief of staff of General " Andy " Lawrence. In any event, the best of luck to an old comrade. Distinguished Military Graduate; Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Newman Club (4, 3, 1); Virginia Academy of Science (2, I); Cadet Staff (3); Cavalry Troop (4, 3); Lacrosse (2, I); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). WILLIAM CHEEVER LEWIS TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA Liberal Arts 1950-B Cavalry To trace " Wild William ' s " history at the V. M. I. we do not merely go back four years, but almost three-quarters of a century. Willie hails from the Sunshine State, as V. M. I. men in his family have done in the two generations preceding him. The V. M. I. tradition instilled in him has been evident to men in the Corps. His high sense of duty and fair play have stood him in great esteem, and will do so wherever he goes. His back- ground m the Liberal Arts and his natural inclination for mathematics and sciences will assure him of success in graduate school. The Virginia Military Institute eagerly awaits the fourth generation. Distinguished Military Student; Officers of the Guard Association (1); Glee Club (2, 1); Lectern Club (3, 2, 1); Canterbury Club (4); Track (4); Private (4, 2, 1); Corporal (3). = u iittJaa ■ir-wMi wwwajmwMrssaSWBSsaws " Geny " HAROLD EUGENE LOGSDON BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY Electrical Engineering 19S0-A Air Force If a little man with an official look should stop you on the stoop some day and slip you the sly word that Humphrey Bogart ' s brother has just matriculated — don ' t you believe it — it ' s only " Loggie. " In spite of the trials and tribulations faced by every E. E., " da Inch " has managed in four years to become the Barracks legend, with a finger in every pie, and a new rumor for every day. Best known for his leadership and originality, we who have come to expect from him the unexpected, predict that in his future, as at V. M. I., he will always come through with an idea when and where it is needed. Distinguished Military Student; Army Club (4, 3); Bomb Staff (3, 2, 1); Hop Committee (2, 1); Second Class Finance Committee; Officers of the Guard Association (1); Vice President, Class of 1950-A (2, 1); Civil Air Patrol (2, 1); Bronze Academic Award, Air ROTC Summer Camp (2); General Committee (3, 2, 1); Honor Court (3, 2), Vice Preside; ' (1); Corporal (4); Sergeant (3, 2); Private EUGENIO CARLOS LOPEZ, JR. MANILA, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS Liberal Arts 1951 Cavalry It is usually difficult for a foreign become acclimated to the ways of land, but we ' re happy to state that transition from a lieutenant in the i Hppine Underground to a V. M. I. KeydetyRas made with no apparent strain. He h constantly been acclaimed for his persgsrerance at his academic work. " Geny " alaff has his lighter side, as anyone who hasjever accompanied him on a week end otjJCorps trip can well testify. Assuredly thajt Brer Rats " whom he will leave behind i ret his departure. Lectern Club Qfi, I); Newman Club (3, 2, 1); IntemationalJJElations Club (2, 1); Officers of the Gugifi Association (1); Wrestling (3); ■ Stars (2); Private (3, 2, I). LEWIS LUNSFORD, JR. VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA Fre-Medical 1950-B Field Artillery He was born in Richmond, lived in Norfolk and at Virginia Beach, moved to Mississippi, and then to Georgia. Yes, he is a cosmopolite, an athlete and an all-round good sport. Lou has a photographic mind which is a great asset. Easily making the academic mark, he has been able to augment his education by his social activities. It will be hard to find a more friendly person and one more easy to get along with than Lou. Leaving him will be a great loss to whose who have known him for these four years. Distinguished Military Student; Wrestling (4, 2); Virginia Academy of Science (2, 1); Private (4, 2, 1); Corporal (3). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B ROBERT FRANCIS LYND STAUNTON, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical 1950-B Infantry The " Kid " is one ot those rare individuals who is gifted with an unusually keen sense of humor, and the ability to invariably see the brighter side of even the darkest situation. In spite of his apparently easy-going nature, he also has a more serious side, which is shown by his excellent military and academic records. It would be indeed difficult to find a more sincere or lasting friend than Bob, and we know that in whatever field of medi- cine he practices, he is certain to find success. Distinguished Military Student; Virginia Aca- demy of Science (2, 1); Canterbury Club (4); Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Lacrosse Team (3); Private (4); Corporal (3); Color Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). JOHN HUCH LYONS, JR. WASHINGTON, D. C. Pre-Medical 1950-B Cavalry V hen " Panther " came here as a Rat, he stood out as one of the three really long fellows in " A " Company; today he still stands as the pinnacle of height, wit and wisdom in the company. All who know him can truth- fully say Jack is one grand friend and com- panion. When he leaves this year from under the wing of " Doc " Carroll, we know he will find his place in the held of medicine. Here ' s wishing him all the good luck, oppor- tunities and success possible. Bomb Staff (4); Cadet Staff (2, 1); Virginia Academy of Science (2); Secretary (1); New- man Club (4, 2, 1); Ambassador Club (4, 3), President (2, 1); Officers of the Guard As- sociation (I); Horseshow Team (4, 3); Riding Club, President (1); Track Team (2); Cavalry Troop (4, 3); Private (4, 2, 1); Corporal (3). RONALD VICTOR MADONIA BALDWIN, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK Civil Engineering 1950-B Air Force Many men know how to play, and many men know how to work, but few can mix the two and get full benefits from each. Ronnie is one of the few. As a Casanova, Ronnie ' s campaigns at the nearby girls ' schools have become familiar to us all. Stripes belong to zebras as far as Ronnie is concerned. As a departing word we say, " Your friendship and loyalty have meant a lot to us, so come on, let ' s get that diploma and get the hell out of here. " Wrestling (4, 3); Newman Club (3, 2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Glee Club (3); I nternational Relations Club (2, 1); Radio Editor, Cadet (1); Ofhcers of the Guard Association (1); Lacrosse (2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). fri irfirl l " Ronnie " RICHARD RUFFNER MANDT CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering 1950-A Air Force " Mandit, the Bandit, " has probably bene- fitted more from his years at the Institute than any of us. From a humble beginning as " the fat mister in the civilian pants, " Dick has become ' 50-A ' s connoisseur of fine auto- mobiles, fair womanhood and humor. The road hasn ' t been easy for him. Double E was never an easy course and rooming with such celebrated bon vivants as Clark, War- wick, Tauss and Duke hasn ' t helped pave the way for him. Somehow he has survived these trials and, now having his B.S. in Electrical, he ' ll probably become the best Buick salesman in West (by God) Virginia. Turnout Staff (2); Humor Editor (2, 1); Hop Committee (1); American Institute of Elec- trical Engineering (1); Officers of the Guard Association (I); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). DAVID WILLIAM MARBLE HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA Civil Engineering I950-B Artillery Dave, one of the youngest men in class, is still up with the best of us wh] comes to brains or wit. Happy go 1 his theory and he sure does abide " t. He plans to go in the Army with th Medical Service Corps and specializej n Sanitary Engineering. He says, " I ' m g in to clean up. " We know that he Vjml do just that. Glee Club (4, 3, 1); Pistqj am (2); Wrestling Team (4); Lacrosse ' ftram (3, 2, 1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Carferbury Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Priv (4, 3, 2, 1). RICHARD LEWIS MARTIN STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK ■ical Engineer 1950-A Air Force The fabulous " Cookie " Martin is well known not only at the Institute, but has also caused much consternation betwixt here and New Orleans. Dick plunges into every- thing with such enthu :iasm that even the distinctly alien note of his Staten Island, " Hey, cheez, fellas, hey . . . " doesn ' t prevent him from walking away with the state diving championship in this Rebel stronghold. A hub of activity for two summers at Ole Floating U., he makes friends faster than a distillery manager. " Cookie " should soar high in the United States Air Force. Varsity Swimming (4, 3, 2); Track (4); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); American Institute of Electrical Engineering (3, 2, 1); Bonb Staff (2). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B GEORGE MASON PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Cavalry George, better known as " Mo, " hails from Petersburg, Virginia. He is probably best known for the outstanding job he has done with the Hop and Floor Committee. Serving as president of the Hop Committee for two years, George has proved that he is capable of any task which he may undertake. He has also been a very active participant on the rifle team while at V. M. I. " Mo " wants a military career and was a Distinguished Mili- tary student while at the Institute. He should prove of great value to the Army. Distinguished Military Graduate; Hop Com- mittee (3), President (2, 1); Rifle Team (3); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). ROBERT WITHERS MASSIE III LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1949-B Infantry Back in 1945, old " Mort " Massie decided to leave the farm to try his hand at soldiering at V. M. I. After suffering from much dis- crimination against him by the instructors, " Mort " is now ready to go back to the farm. We know that somehow, if by no other means than the " wheels of fortune, " he will some day be in the high financial brackets. Wher- ever he goes he will carry the admiration and ROTC checks of those he associated with. Deal, Damit, Deal! Lynchburg Club (4, 3, 2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers (2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private {4, 2, 1); Corporal (3). DOUGLAS WINDSOR McLONEY CYNTHIANA, KENTUCKY Civil Engineering 1950-B Air Force One of the top men in his class, whether in academics, rifles or a glass of Miller ' s High Life, Mac has demonstrated from his Rat days that nothing bothers him, least of all the Civil course. Being a native of the Blue Grass State, Doug has become a fanatical mint julep and Kentucky basketball team fan. Although his one escapade with blind dates had tragic results, his perseverance brought him through, and will undoubtedly continue to do so in the future. Glee Club (4); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Rifle Team (4, 3), Cap- tain (2, 1); Academic Stars (4, 3, 2); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). ' Mac " " Pete NATHANIEL JOHN McMANUS DOUGLASTON, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK Electrical Engineering 19S0-B Cavalry The " Nunc, " rarely seen on a dance week end without his " little woman, " can always be singled out for his quick wit and rollicking good nature. His after taps iaunts during the course of his four years have made him an honorary resident of Lexington. A permanent feature on the furlough list, he still has man- aged to fight through the perils of the E. E. Department. His easy going and untiring attitude have distinguished Mac among his classmates and instructors. Throughout his pleasing and likeable personality he will go far in society and in business. Bomb Staff (4, 3, 2), Advertising Manager (1): Officers of the Guard Association (1); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (2, 1); Hop Committee (2, 1); Newman Club (3, 2); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). HENRY EDWARD McWANE, JR. LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-A Field Artille On the lighter side of life we have Her Lynchburg ' s contribution to ' 50-A. had a bitter struggle with academigiC and military, but the carefree confus n with which he has accepted his misf™fijnes has endeared him to us all the more j iU merrily bouncing into ranks and forgeUpig pom-poms, after four years of the systeaf we sometimes worry about what will hatfpen to " our boy, " but his diligent and tuEless striving to get by will probably catfy him a long way on the " outside. " American Soci y of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Officers of th l uard Association (1); Lynch- burg CluK;!J !; 3, 2, 1); Track (4, 2); Football (4, 3); Wjffistling (2, I); Second Class Fmance ComnjjjHIee (2); Canterbury Club (3); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). MARSHALL MEREDITH NORFOLK, VIRGINIA ivil Engineering 1950-B Air Force " Pistol Pete, " after only two years of wrestling experience — sweeping all before him — captured the number two spot in the Southern Conference. His exploits on the mat are matched only by his ability to wear stars and visit all the neighboring girls ' colleges. Pete ' s hearty laughter and guitar playing, along with his ready wit, have enlivened many a Barracks party and Goshen picnic. He has shown unselfishness, loyalty and a determination to succeed, which will carry him to success in the engineering pro- fession. A truer friend or more sincere Brother Rat will not be found anywhere. American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Monogram Club (2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (I); Football (4); Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); Tidewater Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B MACON WARFIELD MICHAUX GOLDSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA Liberal Arts 1948-B Cavalry Goldsboro, North Carolina, sent up the unforgettable " Moe, " but nobody knows when. His " down on the farm humor " has kept many an otherwise dull day filled with the unexpected. Ready for a party, day or night, he always produced the push needed to turn a week end into that " once in a life- time " experience. A loyal L. A., he has kept the classrooms booming with his liberal translations. Yes, there is only one " Moe, " the man ' s man as well as the dapper per- sonality for the opposite sex. We hate to see him go, and even the frat houses down the street will lack something after his depar- ture. Good luck, " Moe, " we ' ll miss you. Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); Swimming Team (4, 3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). HASELL NORWOOD MICHIE, JR. FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA Civil Engineering 1950-B Air Force " Hazel " hails from the dark hills of North Carolina where the Pony Express penetrates but once bi-monthly. He ' s still attempting to convince his Brer Rats that North Caro- linians DO wear shoes. Mick ' s love life has been anything but smooth. His insatiable desire for feminine companionship has guite frequently led him into entanglements which left him on the fence, quite unwilling to jump either way. However, the " happy hunting grounds " of S. S. have received the brunt of his attentions. As one of " Buzz ' s " boys he has learned to tell a club from a spade, and we are sure that he will dig deep as a " shovel engineer. " Bomb Business Staff, (3); Hop Committee (2, 1); Second Class Finance Committee; Ameri- can Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 2, I); Corporal (3). EDWARD ANTHONY MILLER, JR. ATLANTIC BEACH, NEW YORK Liberal Arts 1950-A Air Force " Wine, Women and Song " best describes the philosophy of this " operator " from Lun Guyland. Wherever there ' s a party, Ed ' s quaint sense of humor and gift of gab have kept spirits high even when they stopped flowing. His extracurricular activities — authorized or otherwise — have taken much of his time. But whether in pursuit of culture or other more profitable pastimes, Ed has used his native talents with no small degree of success. The " call of the wild blue yonder " has claimed Ed for the United States Air Force. Distinguished Military Student; Business Staff, Bomb (1); International Relations Club (2, 1); Newman Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Army Club (3, 2, 1); Lectern Club (3, 2, 1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Second Class Finance Committee; Rifle Team (4): Catholic Choir (4); Spanish Club (3); Officers of the Guard Association (2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). " Ajax " ALEXANDER JOSEPH MITCHELL BROOKLYN, NEW YORK Pre-Medical 1950-B Infantry Cheerful — that ' s " Ajax. " No one can ever recall him in a despondent mood. If any- one can claim the characteristics of a good doctor, Al has the right to be among the first. His friendly desire to help and his unselfish attitude have led his fellow students to elect him President of the V. M. I. chapter of the Virginia Academy of Science. With Alex ' s outstanding qualities of friendship and enthusiasm, he will undoubtedly become a leader in his chosen field. President, Virginia Academy of Science (2, 1); Turn Out Staff (3, 2); Lacrosse (3); Glee Club (4, 3, 2, I); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, I); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4,3,2,1). JERE HOLLOWAY MITCHELL LONGVIEW, TEXAS Pre-Medical 1950-B Infantry After graduation most of us will seek a but not Jere. He will continue his edu ' to become a doctor. While at the I Jere became noted for his powers tration and ability to learn, as evidSficed by his academic stars and high cl ts standing. His interest did not lie wholly jffi ' his studies, however, for he was regulafly seen in the gym working out. No dqaK in a few short years Jere will be a ja Jod and successful doctor. Jr Distinguished Milifflry Student; Football (4); Academic Stars , 2); Texas Club (4, 3, 2), Vice Presidealv (1); Virginia Academy of Science (2jn); Officers of the Guard As- [fion (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). VILLIAM ROBERT MOORE LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA beral Arts 1950-A Cavalry One of the L. A. Department ' s more ardent culture-vultures (synonomously a perennial sack-hound). Bill showed an amazing adept- ness for assuming a vertical position just long enough to place himself on a permit that would enable him to visit some nearby girls ' schools. His appetite for food has a slight edge over a similar craving for the college lovelies, but he could handle be- wilderingly large portions of either with equal facility. Bill ' s good-natured, genial hospi- tality is no secret to the hordes of " Bro ' Rats " and other cadets who have invaded the nearby Moore home on week ends. Football (4); Distinguished Military Student; Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Lynchburg Club (4, 3, 2, I); Turn Out Staff (3); Bomb Staff (1); Lectern Club (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (I); Second Class Finance Com- mittee; Private (4, 3, 2, 1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B RUSSELL SMITH MORTON PEWEE VALLEY, KENTUCKY Civil Engineering 1950-B Cavalry In the fall of 1946, the Blue Grass Valleys of Kentucky sent one of its favorite sons to the halls of V. M. I. He came bringing an honest smile and a carefree, likeable per- sonality. The Brother Rats soon found that they did not have an ordinary individual in this person, for it was not long until he began showing the suaveness of a riverboat gambler and the worldliness of a fairy-book Don Juan. No one who has ever known him can ever forget him, and we will always remember him. A portrait of a wonderful friend and companion — Russ Morton. American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Turn Out Staff (2); Canterbury Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Golf (4); Ambassador Club (4); Private (4, 2, 1); Corporal (3). JAMES BRANCH MOSS, JR. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering 1946 Field Artillery Jim Moss, one of the best-liked Keydets in the Corps, has been around V. M. I. for quite a while. His education was interrupted by the war and after serving he returned to the Institute. He rose fast and became a first lieutenant and produced excellent grades in his Electrical course. " Smiley " proved him- self quite adept at various intramural sports and can be seen, at almost any time, strum- ming on his old banjo. A bright future awaits Jim and we are sure he ' ll make V. M. I. proud to claim him as an alumnus. Baptist Club; Richmond Club; American Institute of Electrical Engineering (3, 2, 1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); First Lieutenant (1). WILLIAM ROBERTSON MUIR NEV YORK, NEW YORK Liberal Arts 1950-B Infantry A Yankee from the " Big City, " Bill admits that Southern girls might make good wives. The passing of the " troop " caused him to transfer his excess energy to the Glee Club, where he established himself as an integral part of the baritone section. Not satisfied with straight L. A., he took pre-med subjects in his " spare time, " looking forward to dis- cussing Shakespeare with a patient while checking his liver. Vaulting ambition, how- ever, has not kept him from spreading good will among our neighboring female institutions. Distinguished Military Student; Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Canterbury Club (1); Lacrosse Team (3, 2); Turn Out Staff (4, 3, 2, 1); Associate Editor, 1950 Bomb; Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). ' Wlt i % B WMSSWSW5BAW95B(! " Smiley ' Johnny " ■Ray " JOHN PATRICK NARDELLO PEEKSKILL, NEW YORK Electrical Engineering 1950-B Field Artillery Peekskill ' s one and only gift to the Institute is in the person of Johnny. Managing to play successfully the role of insignificance his Rat year, John has since pushed to the top in his academic and personality rating. As barracks electrician and an ' ' ever-going -to- class-and-returning-in-five-minutes electrical, " J. P. has a hard time keeping up with the activities of L. A. roommates, but he does a wonderful job. In fact, if he does that well after graduation he can ' t miss. Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Newman Club (4, 3), Secretary (2, I); American Institute of Elec- trical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Barracks Electrician (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). ROBERT PATTERSON NEAL TAZEWELL, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Field Artillery " Bob " is a modest, unassuming, but verv personable " civil, " who likes a good tij occasionally. He spent two years servin country as an infantryman and engine and solved many mysteries of the Oriaftl to his own satisfaction. One often finds Li m delving mto Darwin ' s Origin of Species o dverstreet ' s The Mature Mind, which is atiite surprising for a " civil. " We have nQ jHoubt that Bobby is equipped with the w fid, character and disposition to match iW ' undertakings. Distinguished Milj ISry Student; American Society of Civil fiHgineers (3, 2, 1); Wrestling (3); Officers c the Guard Association (I); frivate (4, 3, 2, 1). RAVEE NORRIS, IR. f RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Metrical Engineering 1950-B Air Force For the title of " The Most Representative Product of the V. M. I. System " we proudly present the " little one. " Fortunately, general merit is not necessarily characterized by a strong military instinct, because Ray is not one to ignore the ancient and well-known traditions of the first class private cult. He is taking E. E. and his fondest hope is to enter the real estate business. Whatever he does, we know he will be a big success. His seldom ceasing, but lively talk, and his imperturbable affability have been one of our mainstays during four long years. Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, I); Officers of the Guard Association (I); Academic Stars (2l; Bomb Staff ( 1 ); Nevmian Club (4, 3, 2, 1 ) ; Ameri- can Institute of Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B JACK WILLIAM NURNEY, JR. SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts 1950-B Cavalry Convinced from an early age that V. M. I. was the place for him, Jack set out from the first day to make a success of his four years here. However, this sense of duty was never so great that he was unable to participate in a good party, or enter into other forms of barracks activities. He will long be remem- bered by his Brother Rats for his sincere and pleasing personality and his love for a certain young lady in Suffolk. Distinguished Military Student; Virginia Aca- demy of Science (1); Lectern Club (3, 2, 1); International Relations Club (1); Tidewater Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Associate Editor, 1950 Bomb (1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2); First Lieutenant (1). EDWARD LINSCOTT OAST, JR. PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts 1950-B Air Force " I ' ve got a full-house . . . Hawthorne, get away from my butts! " This undoubtedly comes from none other than Ed, the Judge ' s son. Ed is one of those unusual people who appears never to study, but still is always on the Honor List. When not playing cards or writing one of those masterful letters to the lovelies, he is busy working as Co-Editor of the Bomb, business manager of the Com- manders or studying. Ed ' s winning ways and friendly personality, coupled with his ability in anything he attempts, assures his success when he joins the Minks across the hill at the W. L. Law School. His fine record at V. M. I. is one to be proud of — it is the possessor of this record that his Brother Rats will long remember. Tidewater Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Cadet Staff (3); Academic Stars (4, 2); Manager, Commanders (2, 1); Bomb Staff (2), Co-Editor (1); Lectern Club (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Associa- tion (1); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Battalion Sergeant Major (2). LEE EDWIN ODELL ROCHESTER, NEW YORK Civil Engineering 1950-B Cavalry Peek into J. M. Hall some dark moonlit night and guess who you ' ll find tickling the ivories? No minstrel show would be complete without the gestures, witticism and showman- ship of the " Digger. " Lee appreciates a good joke and can certainly keep the party going when the chips are down. However, the only thing that keeps him going is that S. Y. T. Betty. " Digger " and his new-fangled pistol are known throughout barrac ks and whenever the shattering of glass is heard . . . ya ' don ' t know, do ya? ? ? ? Officers of the Guard Association (1); Yankee Club 4, 3); Football (4, 2); Glee Club (4, 3, 2); Bomb Staff (1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). ' ' «« ft S» l» Wtf«jaa 8!B«S« " Digger " JOSE EMILIO OLIVARES, JR. MANILA, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS Electrical Engineering 1950- A Field Artillery The obstacles to military and academic success at V. M. I. were no match for " Irish " for, despite the interferring hand of Selective Ser ' ice, he has captured many honors that the Institute offers, including academic stars for four years and captaincy of his beloved " E " Company. His sense of humor and loyalty have endeared him to his Brother Eats. With graduation, Joe leaves stripes and glory, math and stars. Easy Company and its F. C. P. ' s, but the same qualities that carried " Irish " to the top in the Corps will assure success in his chosen career. Distinguished Military Student; Academic Stars (4, 3, 2); American Institute of Elec- trical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Intramural Council (1); International Relations Club (1); Yankee Club (2, 1); Newman Club (3, 2, 1); Spanish Club (3); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Private (4); Corporal (3); First Sergeant (2); Captain (1). GEORCE LYLES OLIVER, JR. LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Infantry Toot, toot, toot . . . " There goes shalce-a leg, George and all the running men leaving for ranks. Too bad you ' re so go Putting all kidding aside, George hc anived in many different places, but I guesa ne was a Virginia boy at heart when haJAvas sent to us. After a little " run in " with Ve academic department at first, George aped up to show us he really had the stuff to go places. He was a very successfuLJethlete and a true friend to all. Mary Amjg is a lucky girl. Football (4, 3, 2); Qi oor Track (4, 3, 2, 1); Indoor Track (2,J r, Cross-Country, Manager (1); Canterbur fTClub (4); Lynchburg Club (3, 2, 1); Offers of the Guard Association (1); Ameriaffn Society of Civil Engineers (3, n. 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). WILUAM CHARLES OVERMAN, JR. EUZABETH CITY, NORTH CAROLINA vil Engineering 1950-B Field Artillery " V ild Bill, " the big noise and the backbone of the Band, is known by all for his industry, dependability and consideration of others. " Satch, " as he is more often called because of his abnormally large " posterior region, " was a standout in church activities and handled his military and academic life very successfully. We are all sure that " Satch " will rise to the top if he continues to pursue his work with the same enthusiasm and determination that he has shown here. Distinguished Military Student; Canterbury Club (4, 3, 2), President (1); Glee Club (4, 3); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Second Lieutenant (1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B VINCENT DONALD PALAZZO NEW YORK, NEW YORK Electrical Engineering 1950-B Field Artillery Vince or " Veedee, " as he is called by his Brother Rats, is best known for his bright wit, his ever-present smile, and his taste in selecting beautiful hop dates. A conscientious electrical, Vince also contributes materially to that " sure-could-eat-a-sandwich " feeling which is present in Barracks every night. Although he is a Distinguished Military Student attached to the " caisson boys, " Vince may take his regular commission in the Air Force and try to win liis wings. Distinguished Military Student; Editorial Staff, Cadet (4, 3); Intramural Council (2, 1); Bomb, Business Staff (3); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Newman Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); American Institute of Electrical Engineering (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 1); Sergeant (2). PAUL RAMSDEN PALMER SAINT JOSEPH, MICHIGAN Liberal Arts 1950-B Cavalry After four weeks travel by dog sled and a long train ride, Paul arrived at the Inshtute willing to give anything a try. The trials of his Rat year were easily met and early in his third class year he was well on his way to military glory with corporal ' s stripes on his arms. However, by some miscarriage of fate he later found himself in the ranks as a first class private. A class reunion will never be .successful without the presence of old P. P., for he will never be forgotten by his Brother Rats. Distinguished Military Student; Canterbury Club (4, 3); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Troop (4, 3); Lectern Club (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 2, 1); Corporal (3). JOHN HENRY PARROTT II ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Field Artillery John Henry ' s share of the " Magic City ' s " magic is the sorcery of a captivating per- sonality. Possessor of the seemingly heredi- tary Parrott humor. Jack has made himself welcome at all assemblages of the multitudes who have had the good fortune to know him. His interests are many and diverse, but fore- most on his list is the friendship of his fellow classmates. Always anxious to cultivate a new friend or help out an old one, he has coupled this characteristic with his common sense to become one of the favored " Brother Rats. " Football (4); Wrestling (4); Roanoke Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Cadet Staff (2, 1); Bomb Staff (1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2), President (1); Second Class Finance Com- mittee (2); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Monogram Minstrel (1); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). 01 li jjijiii; I- CLAUDE HERBERT PATTON DECATUR, GEORGIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Air Force Always one to join in on the famous barracks gabfest, " Red " seemed to find time to dis- tinguish himself on the athletic field. Al- though stars or stripes were never for " Red " he vvas v ell up toward the top of his class. Never seen without a smile to match that hair, he was liked by one and all. Even though we know that someday there will be more little Pattons, there will never be another one like their father. F ootball (4, 3, 2, 1); Baseball (4, 3, 2), Cap- tain (1); Basketball (4, 3); Officers of the Guard Association (1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). THOMAS BURFOOT PHILLIPS RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 19S0-B Air Force Tommy ' s choice of V. M. I. over the tempting offers of the " football " collegi fortunate for all associated with the In, More so than his physical appi Tommy ' s outstanding characterisj unending determination to win ojn the field of sports and to make a succ iS of himself. This determination, coupled with his per- sonality, has won him th admiration of all who have known him. Mtimy will be sorely missed in Barracks as j ell as on the gridiron. Varsity Football (4f 2), Captam (1); Who ' s Who in Americ p Colleges; Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); Vice esident, Athletic Council (2); Second Cla Finance Committee (2); Dis- tinguisheofir Military Student; Pri vate (4); Corporrf ' (3); First Sergeant (2); Captain (1). CALDWELL PHILLIPS, JR. ABINGDON, VIRGINIA beral Arts 1950-B Cavalry Dependable and conscientious, Tom has held down a very important position on the Cadet while acting for two years as father or Confessor for Rat football players. Determina- tion along with a high sense of purpose and instinctive ability to say and do the right thing seem to be his main assets. Most note- worthy about Tom is the fact that he makes friends not for a short time but for life, and is one who will give assistance to his friends in time of stress and strain. Tom, like many of his classmates, is planning to become an interpreter and student of the laws of the land. He has chosen to complete his train- ing for the legal profession in Wahoo land. Distinguished Military Student; Horseshow Team (4, 3); Wrestling (3); Assistant Manager, Freshman Football (2); Manager, Freshman Football (1); Editorial Staff, Cadet (2), Manag- ing Editor (1); Lectern Club (3, 2, 1); Pres- byterian Club (4, 3); Cavalry Troop (4, 3); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B WALTER CLIFTON PORTERFIELD, JR. BALTIMORE, MARYLAND Electrical Engineering 1950-B Air Force Cliff usually tries to get his work done as soon as possible and spends any extra time browsing in the library and working out in the gym where relief from the electrical course may be obtained. His genial manner is accompanied by varying moods, from gay to reflective. Although he will probably not go into engineering. Cliff is definitely not sorry that he chose the electrical course, even if it has meant spending the last two years trying to figure his way out of confusing circuit diagrams. With his cooperative spirit, his friendliness, his loyalty and especially his conscientiousness, he will meet with success in the field of his choice. Bomb Staff (3); Cavalry Troop (3); Glee Club (3, 2); American Institute of Electrical En- gineers (3, 2, I); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). JACK WYNN RAFFENSPERCER BALTIMORE, MARYLAND Civil Engineering 1950-B Air Force lack came to the Sunny South for the first time in the fall of 1946 with a lacrosse stick in one hand an Esguire in the other, and no idea whatsoever what this V. M. I. was like. Always one for a rip-roaring party, especially when lovelies were involved. Raff also won fame as a member of the famous " Mort Massie Poker Club. " After graduation he hopes to work for Bethlehem Steel, and if hard work and diligence are the chief prerequisites. Raff will be a success. Maryland Club (4, 3, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (I); Cadet Sport Staff (I); Bomb Sport Staff (I); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Golf (4); Lacrosse, Co- Captain (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, I). PAUL WORTHINGTON REED FREDERICK, MARYLAND Liberal Arts 1951 Air Force We shall always remember him as a true liberal artist, a little on the intellectual side, but also a source of an occasional good joke. His apartment in Washington has been the scene of more than one sociable party for the over-worked cadets. He has trained us in the hne points of society, although he drinks his whiskey straight. His literary efforts, in spite of official censure at times, have been most admirable. All the Class of ' 51 have considered him to be a true Brother Rat, both in the rat-line and through these last two years, and we are sure that his friendliness and conscientiousness will win him as many friends in the years ahead as he has had at V. M. I. Canterbury Club (3); Ambassador Club (4, 3, 2, 1); International Relations Club, Secre- tary (2); Turn Out Staff (2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association {1); Private (4, 3, 2, I). ' ' •wMttf!ftf9fit9 m«m.vA t ' S omSi " Alligator " " Bobby " ERNEST GILFORD REINHOLD MIAMI, FLORIDA Civil Engineering 1950-B Air Force If you ever want a friend in time of need, " Ernie " is your man. Miami did a good day ' s work when she gave Ernie to us. A very " essential part " of the Commanders, we will always remember him and his big, squeeking saxophone. All kidding aside about the saxophone, Erni e is an excellent musician and student. Stop in to see him when you ' re in Miami, Brother Rats, if you really want to paint the town. Private (4, 3, 2, 1); Rifle Team (4, 3, 2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Adver- tising Manager, Cadet (1); Commanders (3, 2, 1). JOHN WILLIAM PEYTON ROBERTSON WAERENTON, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Air Force " Robbie " is one of those few men who, a success in just about every field of endeavor. Athletics and the military, aa ell as the female situation are always crell in hand. His only failing is academic When I say " failing, " I mean he doearfiot excel. An all-around cadet, " Robbi ?1s bound to go far in the world in any fieldroi his choosing. If you want to meet forcefjfnness, personality and charm combined, yc(ff ;ouldn ' t go wrong with I. W. P. Distinguished 3, 2, 1); Monogran of Civ " " Club Student; Football (4, __ , 3, 2, 1); Wrestling (4); Cl (3, 2, 1); American Society jneers (3, 2, 1); Northern Virginia ' esident (1); Private (4); Corporal Sergeant (2); Captain (1). ERT JOHN ROBERTSON, JR. NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Fe-Medical 1950-B Cavalry Yes, Bob, without a doubt, you will go far in any field in which you so desire to partici- pate. For with your willingness to work hard and your determination to reach the top, you can only do one thing and that is to reach your goal. We are all going to miss you and your friendship and consideration of others. And so, in departing, we say good luck, and stay with it. Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); Lacrosse Team (2, 1); Horseshow Team (3); Tidewater Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Second Class Finance Committee (2); Virginia Academy of Science (2, 1); Baptist Club (3, 2); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, I). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B _ l ROBERT HUGH RUDD, JR. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts 1950-B Cavalry Bobby arrived here from Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond a hnished military product. After four years of deterioration at Ye Olde Institute, Bob still thmks thmgs were better m the " Old Corps. " Besides tootmg a clarinet in the band, singing a lusty first bass in the Glee Club, and helping Baptist Keydets steer a straight and narrow course. Bob takes time out occasionally for a tete-a-tete with some of the local femmes fatales. Bob should make a calm, level-headed lawyer. Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Baptist Student Union (4, 3), Vice President (2, 1); Bomb Staff (1); Lectern Club (3, 2); Officers of the Guard Association; Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). WILLIAM EMMETT SACRA, JR. RAPIDAN, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1951 Air Force " Bill " returned to the Institute in the fall of ' 47, after he previously attended it as an E. R. C. He could frequently be seen racing the last note of assembly or exhausting his friends with his " super-sonic " strides. " Sack " has made many friends both in his academic and Brother Rat classes through his quiet and genuine manner. Vv ' hether he becomes a civil engineer or ventures into the Air Force, his many friends will be expecting and receiving good news of his accomplish-, ments. American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Ofhcers of the Guard Association (1); Baptist Student Union (3, 2); Army Club (3, 1); Private (3, 2, 1). GEORGE ELMORE SALLEY RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical 1950-B Field Artillery When not worrying about something, working after taps in " Doc ' s formaldehyde den, " trying to finish his monthly drawings, playing intramural sports, thinking of ways to make some extra cash, or how to get away from the " Insti " on week ends, " Elmo " is usually at " Steve ' s " with the boys. His pleasing personality and wonderful ability to get along with people will be remembered by all. We will miss you, " Sal, " and we are confident that you will succeed in every- thing you undertake. Distinguished Military Student; Cheerleader (4, 3, 2, 1); Glee Club (4); Canterbury Club (4, 2, 1); Varsity Track (4, 3, 2, 1); Richmond Club (4); Virginia Academy of Science (2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Cavalry Troop (4, .3); Private (4, 2, 1); Corporal (3). ' ft ?WMt»»g»C »a!!W f . tCMA ff aM BSg ■Bobby " HOWARD BURKHOLDER SAUDER WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA Pre-Medical 1950-B Cavalry It took Howard a little longer than most of us to become accustomed to the ways of the Rat System. However, after once learning that it is not wise to run from an old cadet while in the Rat line, he managed to stay out of any other serious trouble. From his first day at the " pleasant abode, " he has ex- perienced the difficulties of being one of " Doc ' s boys. " With a determination such as his, we know that he will be a great success in the medical profession. Distinguished Military Student; Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Yankee Club {4, 3, 2, 1); Academy of Science (2, 1); Officers of the Guard Associahon (1); Private (4, 3, 1); Sergeant (2). SAMUEL EDMUND SAUNDERS, JR. ARRINGTON, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Air Force Wandering in from Nelson County, made an impression as a Rat from the day, if not on the Institute, certainly Thirds. A true Southern boy (yoa i S n tell by his drawl) Sam is full of lifeJand is a friend to all. Up to his ears in exj a ' curricular activities, Sam has still foundjffme to excel in his academic work as ia proven by his being on the Honor List. Jifis many activities and academic work, hgjirever, have not kept him from being like ny other true V. M. I. man, always lookimj ' for a good time. An engineer by profession, but a dentist by persuasion, Sao will always be remembered by all for hjergood humor, loyal friendship and true pother Rat spirit. Editori Staff, Cadet (3, 2), Sports Editor (1) Bonibi ' Staff (4); Turn Out Staff (3); Glee Club (4yJiS, 2, 1): Manager, Rat Basketball (3, 2), imerican Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, I) ' Officers of the Guard Association (1); Lynch burg Club (3, 2, 1); Baptist Student Union (3, 2); Private (4, 1); Corporatl (3); Sergeant (2). FREDERICK WILLIAM SCHAUMBURG, JR. MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY ' Liberal Arts 1950-B Air Force Since the Wright brothers (not the stork) delivered this lad in 1925, he has been air- plane minded. Bill came to V. M. I. in order to prepare himself correctly for a career in the Air Force. Hoping someday that V. M. I. will get some planes for the cadets. Bill has spent a great deal of time in planning the training and operations of ths all-V. M. I. Civil Air Patrol Squadron. If you want to see some ears perk up, just mention any- thing having to do with domestic or inter- national affairs. Always believing in having statistics to help back up his statements. Bill i ntends to make a career in the Air Force after being graduated. Distinguished Military Student; Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); International Relations Club (2, 1); Lectern Club (1); Varsity Tennis (4, 3, 2, 1); Editorial Staff, Cadet (2, 1); Private (4); Cor- poral (3); Color Sergeant (2); Second Lieu- tenant (1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B CHARLES JAMES SCHLUTER PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Infantry 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. Hailing from the smoky City of Pittsburgh, " Hunky " is known for his ability to be able to sleep anywhere. Known for his enthusiasm and good sports- manship in the sports world, " Hunky " will end a glorious athletic career this June. His magnetic personality, sincerity and sense of humor make him one of our unforgettables. Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Track (4, 3, 2, 1); Basket- ball (4, 3); Newman Club (4); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Ofhcers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). JOHN WEST SHEFFIELD, JR. AMERICUS, GEORGIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Cavalry In the fall of 1946, Georgia sent one of its finest to V. M. I. in the person of lohnny Sheffield. Since that time, Johnny ' s career has been as varied as anyone ' s in Barracks. Besides being the type of hard worker who plugs at academics and sports, John has the rare gift of a pleasant and well-balanced disposition which would charm anybody. John ' s smile and humor are assets which will serve him throughout life. At V. M. I., these assets have made him the perfect Brother Rat. Distinguished Military Student; Track Team (4, 3, 2, 1); Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Wrestling (4); Monogram Club; Private (4, 3, I); Sergeant (2). WILSON ELIOT DRIVER SHEPHERD QUANTICO, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts 1950-B Cavalry Way back in ' 46 " Deedee " slipped into his father ' s footsteps and followed the Old Man to the Institute. Immediately he became a mainstay on the horse show team, and walked away with many a show. " Ol ' Shep " is a " must meet " for every lovely who comes to V. M. I. and he keeps a running stock from Maine to Florida. " Deedee " is one graduate of the " Floating University " who will put the situation well in the hands of the Marines in future years. " Pour me five fingers, please. " Horseshow Team {4, 3); Canterbury Club (3); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4,1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). ■ ' ' ' » «W»g» W ' i g WtW]lguJt Bi B)U»W " Hunky " " Johnny " •Buddy " " Jerry " FREDERICK LAFAYETTE SILVER COLUMBUS, GEORGIA Chemistry 1950-B Field Artillery " Come on, Fred, let ' s hear the Columbus, Georgia, Stockade Blues. " We ' ll never know how he did it, but Fred somehow found time to act as co-designer of our class ring, date the " lovelies " from Columbus, attend the Wednesday afternoon club, answer any request for a tune on his guitar, and still managed to keep up with " Butch " and the rest of the Chemistry Department. Make your future life as great a success as you made our ring figure, Fred, and you can ' t go wrong. Officers of the Guard Association (1); Rifle Team (4, 3, 2, 1); American Chemical Society (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). RICHARD EUGENE SKELTON ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical 1950-B Ai r Force From the " Magic City " a few years aj appeared " Buddy, " who was destinei ' enter the Pre-Med ranks. Being a rrumiber of the Glee Club, he has shown hp talent as a singer and in or out of c he has proven himself a worthy and utstanding Brother Rat. Every bit a hag working and energetic fellow, he has ji bwn ability in military as well as siMolastic activities. Affable or serious, he-jpossesses the ability to adjust his mood aro actions to the occa- sions, and we aoT sure that whether in medicine or AiryForce, " Buddy " will be a success. DistinguislWu Military Student; Virginia Aca- demy ofScience (2, 1); Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); CanterJSury Club (4, 3); Roanoke Club (4, 3, 2), PreajSent (1); Fencing Team (2), Manager (1); Private (4, 2, 1); Corporal (3). ERALD ERNEST SMALLWOOD BOYDTON, VIRGINIA !Jivil Engineering 1950-B Air Force Jerry ' s Rat year was unusual in one aspect — he liked it. His third class year brought him corporal stripes, a love for calculus, his slide rule, bridge, and people in general. His modesty concerning his academic ascendancy was not profound, he just went around for three months before it dawned upon him that he was entitled to academic stars. Having lived in every conceivable part of Virginia, he ' s a Confederate flag waver through and through. With his knack for doing the right thing at the right time, his future cannot help being a thing of pleasure and pride to Jerry and V. M. I. Varsity Swimming (4), Manager (3); Methodist Club (4, 3, 2, I); Officers of the Guard Association (1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 2, 1); Corporal (3). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B EDWARD LOYOLA SMITH RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts 1950-B Cavalry Taking occasional moments from his stand- by occupation — the contemplation of a cer- tain photograph — he has managed to do a momentous job on the many extracurricular activities which he has undertaken. A main- stay in the Second Class Finance Committee, Ed also starred in the Glee Club, acting as the able and faithful business manager. This last year has seen him devoting a large slice of his time to the duties of circulation manager for the 1950 Bomb. With the aid of the " little woman, " he can ' t help but make a big success of his contemplated life work — answering telephones. Hop Committee (I); Bomb Staff (2), Circula- tion Manager (1); Turn Out Staff (2); Second Class Finance Committee; Glee Club (3, 2), Business manager (1); Lectern Club (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (I); New- man Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). ROBERT NORMAN SMITH BLUEFIELD, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1947 Infantry " Big Bob, " another long-term Brother Rat of ' 47, has made his guiet and good-natured way into our hearts. His Rat year was followed by two years of combat with the infantry in France and Germany, where he earned the Bronze Star. Three months after his discharge he was back on the lower field finning out for Pooley. Bob proved himself by coaching the First Battf lion Red Elephants to a win in the ' 48 Blood Bowl game, and we are con- fident he will do as well in the future. Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Monogram Club (4, 3, 2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). JOHN WILFRED STEPHENS, JR. PALM BEACH, FLORIDA Civil Engineering 1950-B Cavalry After four years, it ' s still rather hard to say, " Skip knows he has been spending his time at a mihtary school. " Many a Saturday afternoon sguirrel hunt on the South side of Barracks failed to completely convince him. If there was ever a so-called " disturbance in Barracks, " the " powers that be " always looked up " Skip ' s " room number. The Florida boy says it ' s too cold this far North, so — in lune, 1950 — Palm Beach, look out! " Sentinel, bone that man improperly dressed on the first stoop. " Swimming Team (4, 3, 2), Co-Captain (1); Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Florida Club (4, 3); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). •■: ' ' mit!! «)mmmfeime»saigs " Skip " 11 " Tunney " " Field Manual " 4 f ■iirrnrrrrirrirrr, [D d) C) 1 P iS TUNSTALL LLOYD STRAWHAND III RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering 1950-B Field Artillery " Tunney, " originally slated for Annapolis, but true to the stars and bars all the way, decided to enter this old bastille on that fateful day in ' 46 as another hopeful from the " lioly City. " The third youngest man in our class, he went all out for the Glee Club in addition to cutting a large figure in the new Fencing Team. If enthujiasm is a gauge of success, MacArthur had better watch his stars. Distinguished Military Student; Glee Club (4, 3, 2, I); Rifle Team (4); Fencing Team (3, 2, 1); American Institute of Electrical En- gineers (3, 2, 1): Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, I); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). HANS WILLIAM STROHM PHILA DELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA Civil Engineering I948-B Cavalry " Lieber Hanschen " is the only member the Corps who comes from the old coun and is a true German from way bacl X ' So much, in fact, that he is going to jqm the regulars. Nevertheless, Hans, acwnetimes known as " The Gut, " has other interests; how often have we bought a Ucket for her? His chief claim to fame, howMSr, is being the first president of the Virgiflra Midland Inter- state Railroad. We wiU lfll be sorry to see Hans leave V. M. Yankee Club (4, 3,jf ); Officers of the Guard Association (1); , odel Railroad Club, Presi- dent (I); Priv,3J {4, 3, 1); Color Sergeant (2). )GE TYLER SUTHERLAND BEDFORD, VIRGINIA Ifvil Engineering 1950-B Infantry Hoge arrived at the Institute on that fateful day of September 9, 1946, little realizing the four long, hard years before him. As a Rat he could inevitably be found around tatoo in " F " Company room where he learned the hard way the tricks of the " Head. " Hogie has never been known to let his lessons interfere with having a good time or catching a little sack time. When you needed a good word or a little pep talk he could always be counted on. To his friends he will long be remembered for his bright sense of humor. Football (4); Assistant Manager, Rat Basket- ball (2); Baseball (2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Lynchburg Club (2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Sports Staff, Cadet (1); " Outrage " Staff, Bomb (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B KENNETH EDWIN TAFT, JR. WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK Liberal Arts 1950-B Cavalry In twenty years Ken will probably be commandant of the Marine Corps. Being Captain of Company " C " and first in his class of 756 at the Marine ' s Platoon Leaders ' School, he ' s well on his way. As a Liberal Artist, Taft ranks high in his class academi- cally as, well as militarily. With this combina- tion, how can Ken do anything but succeed? So we say, " So long. " Army Club (4, 3); Track (4); Private (4); Corporal (3); First Sergeant (2); Captain (1). WILLIAM PARKS TALBOTT ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Field Artillery " Don ' t let studies interfere with your college education, " that has been Bill ' s motto for four years. He wept a bit and gnashed his teeth whenever he departed from his hay. His keen wit and good-natured sarcasm have puzzled the instructors and delighted his classmates ever since he entered the Intistute. His election to football manager his senior year shows his popularity with all the boys. Good luck, Willie, we could never forget you. Roanoke Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Assistant Manager, Football (2), Manager Football (1); Officers of the Guard A.ssociation (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). RAYMOND FRANCIS TAMALIS EDWAEDSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Air Force To a short Rat fullback who made the decision to steer his educational search southward from Penn ' s Woods in September of ' 46, the Institute at hrst was not Ray ' s dream of college life. Although " Tamal " has finally given up the Navy for the " wild blue yonder, " his tales of its life have held the attention of Barracks ' audiences through many an other- wise boresome evening. A gridiron star with power which has made him famous in four years of first-string playing, he has also found time to excel in the engineering field as well as managing the keydet cagers. With a personality which has won him many friends and a heart which is true to them all, Ray will long be remembered by V. M. I. fans. Varsity Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Track (4); Indoor Track (3); Basketball (4), Assistant Manager (2), Manager (1); Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). ijiiUn4jLJiii4:ri ' mtmiiim ' fm m ' i imAms ii» • ' The Old Ma JOHN KENRICK TAYLOR HINSDALE, ILLINOIS Electrical Engineering 1950-B Air Force John, taking time out from his work in A. C. Machinery and Thermodynamics, has master- minded the " Glee Team " through a particu- larly busy season. At the end of his second class year, his fellow " Glee Clubbers " thought enough of his ability to raise him to the presidency for the ' 49- ' 50 season. As if this was not enough, he has been running his brains out over Coach Cormack ' s " cross- country murder mill " for two seasons. If there ' s anythmg left of him after he ' s through with the Institute, his Brother Eats will have good reason to be proud of him in the future. Track (4, 3, 2, 1); Swimming (4, 3, 2, 1); Cross Country (1); Glee Club (4, 3), Vice President (2), President (1); Cavalry Troop (4, 3); Yankee Club (2, 1); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1); Presbyterian Club (3); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). CHARLES EDWARD TEWES, JR. SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Electrical Engineering 1950-B Artillery If you ever see a Studebaker driving do the streets of San Antonio with a well-dreaiia and prosperous gentleman behind the " i eel, it will be Charlie. An Electrical wh Srefers listening to good music to blowmgj t tubes in the E. E. lab, Charlie is ot of the few who talks about something els lKsides Texas. Filled with determination, hdpbe sure to get where he ' s going if he a r decides where that is. At the moment iK primary ambition, besides owning a Studebaker, is to enter the business school atiliDrnell University, where he will no doubtjexcel in the art of leading the life of " Jog oUege. " Texas C ihM 3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Associating (1); Bomb Staff (1); American Institut of Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). IRRIS BRADLEY THOMPSON ROANOKE, VIRGINIA JTectrical Engineering 1950-B Air Force Norris came to V. M. I. in 1946, fresh from the Air Corps (the Old Corps, that is). While at V. M. I., he has been outstanding in both varsity and intramural sports, in addition to being elected President of his class. His friendly manner and personality have made him one of the most popular men in Barracks. Aside from being known as Barracks ' greatest procrastinator, " the Old Man " claims to be the only living survivor of the Battle of Bull Run. Throughout his cadetship, Norris has been devoted to his studies, and we predict that some day Colonel A. C. Thompson will replace Colonel D. C. Jamison as head of the E. E. Department. President, Class of 1950-B (3, 2, I); General Committee (3, 2), President (I); Honor Court (3, 2), President (1); Roanoke Club (3, 2, 1); Tennis Team (4, 3, 2, 1); Monogram Club (2, 1); Football (4); Basketball (4, 3, 2); Glee Club (4, 3); Intramural Manager (1); Ameri- can Institute of Electrical Engineers (3, 2, I); Editorial Staff, Bomb (1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE - ' «» VMr. ' j «.Tra»:- -jk ■ CLASS OF 1950-B WINFRED LA MOTTE THORNTON NEENAH, WISCONSIN Civil Engineering 1948-B Iniantry " Let ' s look at the record. " " Win " man- aged to participate in many extracurricular activities and still remain in the upper brackets ot his class. He also managed to keep up with his demerits. We will always remember him in his typical " storm " running to ranks. We all known, however, that he was never late, because of his lucky horseshoe. If " Win ' s " affection for women is indicated by his letter-writing ability, we fear the worst for his many girls. See you at Home-Comings, " Bro ' Rat. " We know you ' ll never write. American Society of Chemical Engineers (3, 2, 1), Secretary (2); Cadet Staff (4, 3, 2, 1), Advertising Manager (2), Business Manager (1); Baptist Club (4, 3), President (2, 1); Monogram Club (2, 1); Cross-Country Team (2), Captain (1); Track Team (4, 3, 2) ; Officers of the Guard Association (1); Academic Stars (2); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). CHARLES MILTON TILLER ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical 1949- A Field Artillery Barracks life has not been without its lighter moments tor the prospective doctor from the " Magic City. " We are sure that Charlie will never forget, " When the whistle blows, step off, you Rats, " and the confinement that followed. It has been a distinct pleasure to know and work with Charlie. He is never too busy to lend a helping hand when needed; his perserverance and good will are bound to yield much in the future. Bomb, Business Staff (2); Virginia Academy of Science (1); Second Class Finance Com- mittee; Roanoke Club (3, 2, 1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2) Lieutenant (1). RANDOLPH TRUSLOW TOWNSEND DALLAS, TEXAS Civil Engineering 1949-A Infantry Randolph entered V. M. I. with the Class of ' 49-A in ' 45, and his Rathood days were spent mostly in demonstrating physical drill to the upperclassmen because of a slow drawn-out, " Yes, suh. " A few months after his matriculation he entered the U. S. Army. His record here shows an intense interest in military things and he will always be re- membered by us whenever we use his favorite guip: " There are some GOOD privates. " In years to come we will all point with pride to a truly successful officer and gentleman, and be proud to number him as a classmate and friend. Distinguished Military Student; American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Texas Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). ' m! tmi iifmmts!e mis» " Randy " " Trap " RANDOLPH J. TRAPPEY, JR. LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA Civil Engineering 1950-B Air Force " Trap, " like every true Louisianian, carries always his love for Huey ' s swamplands which, after four years at V. M. I., is still undaunted. After countless attempts for the answer, the reason for his Northward trek has never been determined. Following a slight struggle with L. A. topics, " Caliban " made a wise decision to cope with the civils where he found aca- demic honor. With a heart which remains true to the bayou babes, a winning smile, and one who is always true to his friends, " Trap " will return to the Deep Southland to seek his fortune in meeting America ' s food wants, Creole style. Newman Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Editorial Staff, Bomb (2); Louisiana Club (4, 3, 2); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). ROBERT J. TRINKLE, JR. LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Chemistry 1950-B Air Force Bob, known to " Butch ' s Boys " as " Jose, J! is one of the eager ones that sets a precedatR for the rest of the Corps. Although aj sy struggling chemist, he is never too -t y to lend a helping hand. His easy-gaSmg and cheerful friendliness makes him ' ' a worthy friend, and a sure bet for a brfJiant future. Who knowns, someday we ia4}f all buy our " necessities " from the jpnnkle Chemical Company. Jr Distinguished Militaui ' Student; Canterbury Club (4, 3); Turnout Staff (4); American Chemical Societjt ' (3, 2, 1); Private (4); Cor- poral (3); Reamental Supply Sergeant (2); jfTrst Lieutenant (1). ILLIAM ROSS TUXHORN URBANA, ILLINOIS emistry 1950-B Air Force " Tux " hails from that flat state of the Illini where they grow corn, corn that is. To him can be attributed the most famous " one " the " Insti " has ever heard, guote ... " I can row a boat, can . . . oe? " Second only to his famous agric ultural pursuits, is the ever- constant problem — " How can 1 spend as much time as possible in the whirlpool and still not get out of shape for Cormack ' s Crusher? " The " Glee Team " has had " Tux ' s " unflagging support for his entire cadetship, and although he has been thoroughly " Cleaned up " by the Chemistry Department for four years, he is still determined to become a successful and top-notch man in his field. Cross-Country (3, 2, 1); Track (2); Fencing (3, 2, 1): Monogram Club (2, 1); Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1): Canterbury Club (4, 3); American Chemical Society (3, 2, 1); Yankee Club (2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B FRANK VAUCHAN TWEEDY LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Pre-Medical 1950-B Field Artillery Frank, the " Frankie, " finally wandered to the Institute from Lynchburg after traveling over most of the world in the Merchant Marine. Knowing the ways of the world, he naturally decided to become one of " Doc ' s oil-light boys " and has distinguished himself among those chosen ones. He has also found time for freguent visits to the nearest girls ' schools and will long be remembered for his related activities at the Seminary, and his many sea stories. After a successful stretch in Wahoo Land, we wish Frank the best of luck in medicine. Lynchburg Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Baptist Club (4, 3, 2); Glee Club (2); Virginia Academy of Science (2, 1); Officers of the Guard As- sociation (1); Cadet Staff (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). WILLARD VAN OMMEREN PERKASIE, PENNSYLVANIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Air Force The Institute opened its doors to a great lover the day " Dutchman " entered Ye Olde Abode. It was a long march South for this Northerner, and after being exposed to the Southern Belles il is rumored he still has better interests in Pennsylvania. Van has a high academic interest which accounts for his continual Honor Roll standing. Although he was perfect electrical bait. Bill was con- verted to " Buzz ' s " Civil Engineering cause with little persuasion. With a winning per- sonality, loyalty to friendship, and true Brother Rat Spirit, Van will emerge as a credit to the Institute and an asset to what- ever he undertakes. Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Rifle Team (4); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Hop Committee (4); Private (4, 3); Sergeant (2); Private (1). ISAAC NEWTON VAUCHAN III ASHLAND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Cavalry Although Ashland is only about twice the size of V. M. I., Newt is well known in both. Although small of stature and sometimes called " Monty, " he is seen taking part in almost anything and everything round the " Old Institute. " An ardent member of the Living-Out, he is also well known for his interest in sports, chiefly among these being wrestling. Being one of " Buzz ' s " boys, we are assured that Newt will progress steadily upward in anything he undertakes after leaving V. M. 1. Distinguished Military Student; Turn Out Staff (3, 2, 1), Circulation Manager (2), Managing Editor (1); V restling Team (4, 3, 1); Horseshow Team (4, 3); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Cavalry Troop (4, 3); Officers of the Guard Association (l); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). ' ' ■ ' " ' « SW» «M! ?«aA«a9B5 " Monty " JOSEPH VELTRI NEW KENSINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Infantry When little Joe came in on that Septem- ber 9, not very many people thought that he could live up to a " Pennsylvania Athlete. " However, Joe surprised all expectations on the football field. To say that Joe was a fine football player and an exceptional scholar (star man) is treating his four years very conservatively! It shall be a long time before a boy will come here that possesses as much all-around skill as Joe has, and it is the sincere wish of everyone that he has a world of success. Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Baseball (4); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Mono- gram Club, Treasurer (2), President (1); Who ' s Who in American Colleges; Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). WILLARD MAC VICKERS WASHINGTON, D. C. Civil Engineering 1950-B Infantry Vic, Viking from Minnesota, is noted his love of classical books and music w ' coupled with engineering, have give a well-rounded education. He is r pected by all as a shrewd player and mathematician, and his epistles from Baltimore aui ' a constant joy. One of the troops, Vic i ways ready for a party. Easy going, fi j dly, but con- scientious and sincere, V will be missed by all. A former tank ji the Army, Vic is returning, and the ervice is gaining a superior officer. Distinguished Mjnitary Graduate; American Society of CiwrEngineers (3, 2, 1); Assistant Manager, Swimming Team (2, 1); Interna- tional ReUffions Club (I); Army Club (3, 1); Officer ijfiM the Guard Association (1); Private ;, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). ALAN MAURICE VOLK BROOKLYN, NEW YORK ectrical Engineering 1950-B Air Force From the minute that Al arrived from the wilds of " Dodger Land " to take his place in the Rat line with the rest of his Brother Rats, he was a marked man — marked for his never- flagging good spirit and loyalty to his friends. Al has performed his military duties very well. He not only looks the part of a real company commander, but also fills the posi- tion admirably. Seemingly without a care in the world, he has deep-seated aspirations for the Air Force, where he is bound to go very far. Distinguished Military Student; American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2), President (1); Varsity Fencing Team (4), Captain (3, 2, 1); Glee Club (4, 3); Officers of the Guard Associa- tion (2); Army Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2); Captain (1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B - :• :V ;-V MpH ( ' W 1 P a .A , X THOMAS C. WALKER, JR. MOUNT PLEASANT, TEXAS Electrical Engineering 1950-B Air Force When Tom came in on September 9, 1946, he thought there was something he disliked about military life, and four years later be is guite sure! With those " terrible " four years finally by, he will certainly miss the many good friends he has made. Always in the rear ranks with the rest of the " unrecognized leaders, " Tommy has made a hit with all who knew him. It is the wish of everyone that he will lead a very happy life in his dear, old Texas, Texas Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Track (4); Tennis (4); Assistant Football Manager (2); Rat Baseball, Manager (2); Varsity Baseball, Manager (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). ROBERT KERR WARING, JR. PALMERTON, PENNSYLVANIA Electrical Engineering 1950-B Field Artillery " Where ' s my b elt (books, shirt, shoes or what have you)? " You can hear these words almost any time issuing forth from the great intellectual, " Chuck " Waring. In spite of the fact that he misplaces everything else, he always manages to keep track of his academic stars. Spending most of his time with his books, Bot) still gets his full share of muscles and matburns under the tutelage of Coach Barnes. He ' ll either end up as some- body ' s lacky in a physics lab or a great atomic scientist. If he has anything to do with a bomb. Lord help us, because he ' ll probably set the thing off when everybody, including himself, is least expecting it. Who ' s Who in American Colleges; Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); Track (4); Turn Out Staff (2, 1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Stars (4, 3, 2, 1); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). RALPH AUSTIN WARREN HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering 1950-B Artillery " IXide " is the pride of his illustrious room- mates, and is one of those hard-working Electrical Engineers. Always keenly inter- ested in sports and a conscientious worker, he is still able to find time to read and play the pools. Instinctively sober, he still manages to show up when the troops are ready to ride. He is probably the only man in the history of the Institute to get a Special while studying Columbus. Upon graduation, " Dude " plans to return his wit and brains to Huntington, West Virginia. Newman Club (4, I); International Relations Club (1); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). (irWrri ' iTrrifM " Tommy NATHAN THATCHER WATSON M ACON, GEORGIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Air Force The author of some of the grossest certifica- tions in Barracks, this slow-talking Georgian nevertheless managed to win many friends at the Institute. Although remaining true to his redhead, he managed to get in on quite a few of the parties with the boys, especially at Virginia Beach. (Swell!) If he can be dragged away from his Western novels, Thatcher may develop into something re- sembling a success. Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Golf (4, 3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); American Society of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Swimming (4); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). CHARLES WARREN WELLER MAMARONECK, NEW YORK Electrical Engineering 1950-B Air Force A love for horses and the wide-open spaceg a smiling, genial personality, and a gM deal of hard work as a misplaced L. A. i rthe Electrical Department, are the distingii characteristics of this New Yorker, .W o looks more like a Texan. When nql ' studying, " Chazz " is either working uft song and dance routine, telling an injecting officer that he uses his cowboy baCts for riding, or preparing for one of JK infrequent, but sparkling visits to the em. Even if " Chazz " doesn ' t become the Boor man ' s Lone Ranger, we feel sure thatjKs diligence and friendly ways will makejinm a success in whatever he attempts. jr Yankee GJjtro (4, 3, 2, 1); American Institute of Elecjplftal Engineers (3, 2, I); Officers of the QiSard Association (1); Pistol Team (2); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). JOHN STERLING WEST RICHMOND, VIRGINIA ctrical Engineering 1950-B Field Artillery Some might say he spent half of his life at V. M. I. in the swimming pool, although it is probably more correct to say only twenty- five per cent. A quiet person, he would rather pay the penny than argue over the price, but would prefer a rough game of water polo to a quieter game. Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); Swimming Team (4, 3, 2, 1); Academic Stars (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B ROBERT ABTDERSON WHITE NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Liberal Arts 1950-B Field Artillery Robin, a true son of the old South, is a self- appointed publicist for the land of magnolia trees and mint juleps. In his first class year he came to lead the stripeless legions when he was elected President of the Officers of the Guard Association. When his roommates can get him out of the hay, he is also busy working as Feature Editor of the Cadet and preserving his academic stars. His fine record at V. M. I., easy smile, ability to get along in a crowd, and typically Southern friendliness assure his success in law school. Distinguished Military Student; Tidewater Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Lectern Club (2, 1); Business Staff, Turn Out (3); Business Staff, Cadet (4), Editorial Staff (2), Feature Editor (1); Officers of the Guard Association, President (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). THOMAS BROWN WILBER SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK Liberal Arts 1950-B Field Artillery One of the few people who has completed four years at V. M. I. and has managed to retain a completely individualistic attitude is Tom Wilber, who has been the hub of the Brahmin movement in Barracks since his Rat year, when he also bootlegged for con- fined Brother Rats on the side. His writing has been the first of our class to be accepted for publication. After a summer in Europe, Tom plans to continue academics with post- graduate study in history and literature. Glee Club (4, 3); Turn Out Staff (4, 3, 2, 1); Canterbury Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). ERSKINE WILLIAMS, JR. MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE Liberal Arts 1950-B Field Artillery Here ' s a boy who can ' t carry a tune in a bucket, but we can hardly say this and stop, for Ersk is the only three-letter man in his class. He ' s an easy-going devil and rarely gets mad — he seems to be just that much of a sport about everything. Yes, a big guy with a big heart, he will be missed by all who have known him here. Vice President, Class of 1950-B (4, 3); Secre- tary, Methodist Club (4); International Rela- tions Club (3, 2, 1); Cadet Staff (2, 1); Turn Out Staff (2, 1); Track (4, 3); Tennis (3, 2, 1); Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); Monogram Club (3, 2, 1); Cheerleader (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). ' ifl7!mmitfm i9 ' m mt i x mi» " Konyo " Punchy " ■ " " ■ID IB [D (D Dl |i iHSSBS ILjUlU HARVEY EARL WISE WILMINGTON, DELAWARE Civil Engineering 1950-B Air Force Harvey, the transplanted Rebel, came to us alter three years in the Army Air Force. His face was a lamiliar one at Mike ' s Tap Room, and those all-night, red-ant, bed-busting orgies at the Robert Edward Lee. Well known for over-estimating his drinking abilities; his motto, " If you can ' t drink it now you can drink it later. " V. M. I. loses and the Air Force gains a great guy, M-1, A-1, Fat-2. Distinguished Military Student; Football (4); Methodist Club (4); American Society of Civil Engineers (3); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 1); Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). MARVIN EUGENE WITCHER HOUSTON, TEXAS Civil Engineering 1950-A Air Force We have put up with a lot of gaff a Texas in these four years, but " Witch ' sincere in his love of God ' s chosen, Jrf of desert. In past years he was often saffiected to many indignities by his " Bro ' rpets, " but never has found cause to loweyfRe boom — such is his disposition. His raj ly receding hair-line has not hindered hf operations at the Sem and Baldwin, andi(Hten he has been caught in the gay socia whirl of Lexington. Even though Gene lojllged plenty of sky-time over Europe durinarthe late shooting war, he may still go Kvi OTce — Civils never learn. Texas Club iJ 3, 2, 1); Methodist Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Amiy Club (3, 2); American Society of Civil Ei| ineers (3, 2, 1); American Institute of Eleg cal Engineers (3); Second Class Fin SKe Committee; Officers of the Guard Aaiciation (2, 1); Private (2, 1); Corporal (4, 3). lOMAS FOSTER WITT, JR. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA beral Arts 1950-B Infantry Combining the rare gualities of high in- tellect and dependability, T. Foster has done a most noteworthy job at school, as he is certain to do in anything he attempts. After he won the Bantamweight Boxing Champion- ship at summer camp, we have all been careful of how we treat him. He, of the smooth tongue and golden pen, has guided the Cadet through an eventful year, and in the next few years when he will don a new uniform (white buckskin shoes, gray flannels and black knit tie) we expect him to go far as a fledgling shyster; a product of the pro- verbial guard house. Distinguished Military Student; Who ' s Who in American Colleges; Business Staff, Cadet (4, 3), Editorial Staff (2), Editor-in-Chief (1); Editorial Staff, Turn Out (3), Feature Editor (2); Lectern Club (3, 1), Secretary (2); Inter- national Relations Club (1), Secretary (3), Vice President (2); Canterbury Club (4, 3); Episcopal Choir (4, 3); Richmond Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (2); Academic Stars (2); Private (4); Cor- poral (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B RICHARD TOLFORD WOODMAN MILFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE Liberal Arts 1950-B Infantry Woody is quite a unique personality at V. M. I. Pushinq down from the wilds of New Hampshire, he endowed the Institute with his subtle wit, huge frame and quiet nature. Grabbing hold, after a stormy Rat year, Woody mastered the remainder of the L. A. course without trouble. Uptown, sur- rounded by his tonic (beer), he has foxe d many a lovely, whether she be Mmk or Cadet property. We feel sure that his ambition and sincerity will carry him far in the service and later life once he leaves these stately portals. Distinguished Military Graduate; Officers of the Guard Association (1); Lectern Club {3, 2, 1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). JAMES WORK STAUNTON, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering 1950-B Infantry " Arbeit " came to us four years ago from Staunton, Virginia, and to use his own words: " ! should have stayed in the old country! " While at the Institute his efforts have been directed toward learning somethinq. We know that whatever his chosen field of endeavor, he will display the same single- ness of purpose and loyalty to his comrades that have characterized him while at V. M. I. His Brother Rat Spirit and consistent refusal to be a burden to his roomies have brought " Arbeit " through the Institute and well on his way to a bright future. American Institute of Electrical Engineers (2, 1); Canterbury Club (2); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). MALCOLM McLEAN WORTHINGTON, JR. BEL AIR, MARYLAND Electrical Engineering 1950-B Field Artillery " Mai, " the laundry man, is known to all for his outstanding delivery service, white socks and undying devotion to the Dodgers. A mean man with a slide rule or a generator, he has completed the transition from " Hay- seed " to an E. E. slave. " Mai " holds the record for the number of completed trips from the Institute to Madison College. His favorite quotation is: " But, Sir, I have per- mission to wear white socks. " He will always be remembered for his willingness to help others and his wonderful sense of humor, and will go a long way in the electrical field. Maryland Club (4, 3, 2); Track (4, 3); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3, 2, 1); Presbyterian Club (4, 3, 2); Officers of the Guard Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). M Jti_ itvii-i-mntr ' ' V»Wi«il» flW»a!BH« « ?tt ' S •Woody " JAMES LEITCH WRIGHT, JR. ASHLAND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Cavalry To look at Leitch one would never suspect that this modest, unassuming product of Ashland was a star man. But he is, in spite of having roomed in 148, the combination casino, sandwich shop, bookie joint and bar, with the three other gangsters, Stephens, Blackwell and Dashiell. One of " Buzz ' s Wonder Boys, " Leitch has had plenty of time for the " Tap Room Club. " His generosity and friendhness makes him an all-around good guy and will help him in whatever field he chooses. Glee Club (4, 2); Swimming (4, 3, 2, 1); International Relations Club (2, 1); Officers of the Guard Association (1); American So- ciety of Civil Engineers (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). GUNNAR KEITH ZETTERSTRAND WOODSTOCK, NEW YORK Civil Engineering 1950-B Air Force In September, 1946, one of the CL confirmed bachelors signed his life a for the next four years. However, happened; he returned from the sumrf er of his third class year mumbling seVjS l inco herent passages about some wild arties, roll ycur own " ciggy butts, " andjm extremely resourceful young lovely dowa t Duke. From then on " Zett " has had ittfrie was the only man on record who couJ fDass out sitting up and still keep on talkuHq Seriously though, " Zett ' s " determinabj . and resourcefulness lead to succeapin any future undertaking of his choice. jTI gotta find me a diamond Rifle Tea5rii:f4, 3); Pistol Team (2, 1); Officers of the GjBferd Association (1); Private (4, 3, 2, 1). DERICK EUGENE BORTON MIAMI, FLORIDA lemistry 1946 Civilian Fred left the sunshine of Florida for the snow of Lexington in 1942. After three years in the Army he returned to the Institute to become an adopted Brother Rat of 1950-B. In addition to his accomplished dancing ability, Fred holds distinction of having been asked by his " lovely " to see the mural in Jackson Memorial Hall. Fred ' s ambition is to do research chemistry. From the deter- mination shown in his interrupted efforts to earn the dip, we are certain that he will make important contributions to the Chemis- try of Tomorrow. Cavalry Troop (3); American Chemical So- ciety (3, 2, 1); Private (4, 3); Civilian (2, 1). - VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1950-B ROBERT RIDLEY HAGAN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Civilian Four feet two, eyes of green; Keydet envy and Marine. Enter Bobby Hagan, willing, loyal and happy. An unusual alertness, an extensive scope of friendship always expand- ing and an enviable eye for the women, he ' s the kind of friend everyone should have We ' re with you as you exit, Bobby Hagan American Society of Civil Engineers, As- sistant Treasurer (3), Executive Committee (2), President (1); Newman Club (3, 2, 1) Football (4); Private (4, 3); Civihan (2, 1) SAMUEL LEROY HAYES, JR. CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA Chemistry 1950-B Civilian Sam didn ' t have a chance as far as V. M. I. was concerned. His dad is a V. M. I. man of the " Old Corps. " and Sam was destined to become a Keydet the day he was born. He came to the class from the " Queen City " of the South with the remark, " I always wanted to be rich, but I never had the money. " His high academic standing, ever-present congeniality and fine, gentlemanly gualities are good mileage-insurances for the future. Who ' s Who in American Colleges; American Chemical Society (3), Secretary-Treasurer (2), President (1); Bomb Staff (3); Academic Stars (4, 3, 2); Golf (3); Private (4); Corporal (3); Civilian (2, 1). FRANK SHAW MOORE GOSHEN, VIRGINIA Electrical Engineering 1944 Civilian Frank first came to V. M. I. back in 1940 as a member of the Class of 1944. He left at the end of his Rat year to enter the Air Force, in which he spent 43 months. As a first lieutenant in the ETO he was awarded the Air Medal with two clusters. He returned to V. M. I. as a member of the academic Class of 1950-B in September, 1946, and the next year Frank turned civilian, commuting from his native Goshen. After graduation Frank intends to work in the E. E. field; we know that Frank ' s sincerity and unassum- ing manner assure his success. Baseball (4); American Institute of Electrical Engineers (3,2,1); Private (4); Civilian (3,2,1). ,m: • " ' ' !« ! «w?» »»a»«f«r(W! «s»ss5 •Bobby " " Benny " BENJAMIN E. RENTON TUCKAHOE, NEW YORK Civil Engineering 1950-B Civilian Never has the term " veteran " been more suitable than when it is applied to Benny, who came to V. M. I. as a retired infantry officer, an ex-paratrooper and the wearer of many decorations. Benny did not limit his military activities at V. M. 1. to that unigue organization. Company " G " ; he was an instructor in Military Science, the Military Editor of the Cadet and the mainspring of the Armed Forces Club. To a good athlete, an excellent leader, versatile and popular cadet, and a first-class fighting man, we wish all the luck that he deserves. Newman Club, Secretary (4, 3), President (2); Hop Committee (3, 2, 1); Cadet Staff (4, 3), Military Editor (2); Armed Forces Club (4, 3); Swimming Team (4, 3, 2, 1); American Chemical Society (3, 2, 1); Yankee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Civilian (2, 1). JAMES LAWLER THOMAS RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Civil Engineering 1950-B Civilian Friendly, smiling, as generous with laughter at the jokes of others as he is g to reply with one even better — this is ]j " Nick. " Serious when need be, hgfe gay when appropriate, and welcome affy ti: anywhere. Always ready andyfVilling help with the problems of other a trait that will continue out of V. M. I., Imi ' s on his up. Friendly and happil5tf ' ' we ' ll watch him American Society ol vil Engineers (4, 3, 2), Executive CommitJ (1); Newman Club (4, 3, 1); Richmond Club (4, 3); Private (4, 3); •(Civilian (2, 1). AN SEMPLE WAGNER, JR. BALTIMORE, MARYLAND lemistry 1950-B Civilian Al, in spite of the fact of being the last man to matriculate among our brethren, was the first chemist to redecorate the ceiling of " Butch ' s " lab. Not only is Al noted for his pyrotechnics in the lab, but for a like en- thusiasm concerning the " Red, White and Yellow. " This enthusiasm is carried over in all of his undertakings, whether they be women or chemistry. These characteristics matched with his ability to get along with people is a sure formula for outstanding achievements. Maryland Club (4, 3); Bomb Staff (3); Metho- dist Club (4); American Chemical Society (3, 2, 1); Private (4); Corporal (3); Civilian (2, 1). VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1951 With Brother Rats from almost every state in the Union and from many foreign countries, we of the second class were as heterogeneous a group as ever matriculated at the Institute. At that time our ages ranged from sixteen to well in the twenties. Some of us were veterans, others had never held a rifle before in our lives. Whether we were the sons of farmers or businessmen, engineers or officers did not matter. Once we entered that Gothic arch we were all given the same rousing welcome. The first few weeks seemed to be years. Adjustment came slowly, but when the football season rolled around, we had gotten into the routine. At the first game we cheered as loudly as anybody on old Alumni Field when " Big Red " trampled over Catawba. We went with the team to Atlanta, and lit the match in Roanoke to fry the " Gobblers " to a crisp on Thanksgiving. As the days shortened we saw Christmas decorations appear on the doors in Barracks, and soon we gave the turn-out of " one more day. " The next day we left for home without one look over our shoulder. We will all remember how proud our parents were and how the girls loved our stories about the Institute. We don ' t have to think back to recall how we hated to return after those two short weeks. Soon the mid-year exams found us behind blanketed doors, cramming till the small hours of the morning. When we checked the pink sheets, many of us did not feel the cold, but were already perspiring with the heat of summer school. Dismally we began the long stretch till June. Once in a while there was a break in the monotony of drills and parades and monthly grades with the hops. We had the most beautiful girls, which sometimes got us in trouble with our good neighbors, the " Minks. " Later in the year there was for our benefit a huge and terrible resurrection that made us feel in favor of giving the whole thing up for lost, but we stuck it out till the climax of the year which came on the Friday of our last exam. We thought that " Bloody Sunday " had created some calluses in strategic places, but if it had, they availed us naught. A cyclone seemed to have struck Barracks during lunch, even though we had no time to survey the damage as we went flying, propelled by swinging and stinging belts, through the courtyard and along the stoops. We cannot recall the bloody details, only that great moment, up there on the chaotic fourth stoop, when we gave an " Old Yell " for every class in Barracks, and rattled the windows with our first yell for ' 51. Our class was born on that day; the last class to run the gauntlet, the last class to march back from the mess hall, the last class to watch the troop prance in review. We were the last Rats to take M. S. classes in the Old Library, and we were among those who said good-bye to " G " Company. We were the guinea pig for the new grading system, and now we are the last class to go through V. M. I. under the old curriculum. We were the last class to enter the Old Corps, and the first class in a new and greater V. M. I. In the fall of 1948 we welcomed the Rats with the justified pride of old cadets. We now had some responsibilities and got to know our own Brother Rats better. We found out that Physics and Calculus amounted to an academic Rat line, claiming almost as many victims. The biggest event in our third class year came in January of 1949. In the midst of exams we set out for Washington, D. C, to welcome the " Big Chief " back into office. The Corps was a body of proud Rebels marching through the sunlit streets of the capital behind our colors with the faded gray battle streamer of New Market. All that is past. We are second classmen now. There are more responsibilities as we approach our goal. Behind us is that night of nights when we gave her the kiss and got our rings, which we will wear into our first class year to a glorious finish of a great period in our lives. JS " 146 JW 2d GlaU Offj Lce 1951 J. H. JORDON, JR President G. S. McVeigh vice President J. H. WAMSLEY Historian THE SECOND CLASS Joseph Adeeb, Jr. Jacksonville, Florida Guy Byer Agnor, Jr. Lexington, Virginia Homer Ambrose, Jr. Alexandria, Virginia Henry Peck Ames, Jr Arlington, Virginia Frederick Glen Anst Ashland, Kentucky Harry Elwrood Atkinson ' ' ; North Tazewell, Virginia ffinst inston Douglas Baber fnjnpton, Virginia HaW Richard Bailey Roarv e, Virginia Phillips Erickson Norfolk, Virginia Sampson Howard Bass Washington, D. C. Heniy Little Baxley, J; Hume, Virginia Herbert Edwin Bell Williamsburg, Virginia Donald Rhodes Bennett Washington, D. C. Kirby Anthony Bernich Biloxi, Mississippi Mack Jefferson Bla Saltville, Virginia John Augustus Blakemore, Jr Em ory, Virginia Joseph Cullingworth Brown Richmond, Virginia Thom,as Jackson Brown, Jr Tazewell, Virginia Herury Gasson Bryan Alexandria. Virginia William Perfater Caldwell Radford, Virginia Anthony Thomas Carozza Baltimore. Ma ' ryland John Watkins Carrington Chatham, Virginia Carl Rand Carstens Alexandria, Louisiana John England Catlin, Jr Fairlawn, New Jersey Richard Wesley Chapli; Hot Springs, Virginia James William Clawson Richmond, Virginia James McClay Close Cumberland, Maryland George Leon Cohen Covington, Georgia Richard Hastings Cole Washington. D. C. Jimmie Pat Coley EI Corado, Arkansas John Richard Comerford. Jr Brooklyn, New York James Patrick Connolly II Baltimore, Maryland George Taylor Cowherd, Jr Cartersville, Virginia Frank Woodard Cox, Jr. Oceana, Virginia Paul David Cox Haverstraw, New York Archibald McClure Crawford, Jr Philladelphia, Pennsylvania Howard Kenneth Crisp Huntington, West Virginia Straud Jackson Davis Philadelphia, Pennsylvar Dionisio Aquino DeLeon, Jr. Quezon City, Philippine Isla Charles David Deyerle Roanoke, Virginia Cecil ifiuit Dickens South Boston, Virginia Richey Stall Dickson Mount Pleasant, Iowa Thomas Franklin Drumwright, Jr Newport News, Virginia Heruy Han Alexandria mond Duiral, Jr. Virginia ' . Gardner Tyler Edwards, Jr. Franklin, Virginia Gerald Francis Eggleston Watertown, New York William Blair Ellis Tallahassee, Florida James Luther Enochs, Jr. Jackson, Mississippi t VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE THE SECOND CLASS Hay, Jr Charles Eugene Held La%vrenceburg, Tennessee John Augustus Herring St. Petersburg, Florida Richard Ei Richmond, Vi He rginia Henry Baldwin Higby, Jr Petersburg, Virginia »■ 150 3W I Ewen Jackson Hill Leesburg, Virginia Gordon Duane HoUowray Messick, Virginia Joe Tom Howard Norton. Virginia Joseph Francis Inman, Jr Richmond. Virginia Augustus Bennett Jones III Quitman, Georgia Branch Jordan Baltimore, Maryland John Hartley Jordan, Jr. Kirkwood, Missouri Frans Rafael Kasteel Curacao, Netherlands. West Indies William Thomas Kilby Suffolk. Virginia Maurice Anderson King, Jr Richmond. Virginia Alfred Davy Kneessy Louisville. Kentucky John White Lauerman Ridgewood, Newr Jersey William Dewey Lauerman, Jr Ridgewood, New Jersey Robert Randolph Laville Plaquemine, Louisiana Mitchell Payne Lawrence Clifton Forge, Virginia Rufus Colmore Lazzell Huntington. West Virgii William J jhn Leek Rockville Centre, New York John Edgar Ldmley Stephens City, " rginia Roger Martin LittlVsHI Chicago, Illinois YV John William Lowden, JIV MeKeesport, Pennsylvania John Adelbert Lyden, Jr Mobile, Alabama Harold Mills Manderbach, Jr Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Joseph Samuel Marfiak East Rutherford, New Jersey Thomas Lewis Marr St. Petersburg, Florida VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE THE SECOND CLASS James Harold Marshall Louisa, Virginia St. Julien Ravenel Marshall, Jr. Washington, D. C. George Motier Maxwell Augusta, Georgia Clarence Edward May, Jr. Bridgewater, Virginia Frank Rucker McAllister, Jr. Pulaski, Virginia William McCallum III ' Newport News, Virginia ' sAlbert Wilson McDaniel itjount Sterling, Kentucky I Francis McFarlin Rock, Arkansas George Clifton Mci Richmond, Virginia George Snead McVeigl Lynchburg, Virginia Glenn Stephen, Meader, New York, New York Carl Gooch Mead Norton, Virginia Jonathan L. Minear Mount Rainier, Maryland Raphael Dozier Moncrief, Jr. Houston, Texas Theodore Field Morton, Jr. Houston, Texas Robert Douglas Moss Chevy Chase, Maryland William Long Nelson Exmore, Virginia Bromfield Bradford Nichol, Jr Arlington, Virginia John Lee Nichols Kane, Pennsylvania Karl Noerr Stamford, Coimecticut Dewey Harrison Noland, Jr. Alexandria, Virginia Richard Lacy Owen Richmond, Virginia Victor Parks III Petersburg, Virginia Alton Lain Peck Meriden, Connecticut Martin Ira Penner Chicago, Illinois Irvin Samuel Perry Bristol, Virginia Peter Lobdell Philp Dallas, Texas Henry Clement Pitot Richmond, Virginia Benjamin Cabell Pratt Scarsdale, New York Robert Abner Raeburn New York, New York John Philip Recher Hagerstown, Maryland Dwight Ross Reynolds Kittanning, Pennsylvania Philip Stevens Richardson, Jr Huilock, Maryland Hobart Richey II Wellsburg, West Virginia Paul Herbert Robinson Neenah, Wisconsin John Joseph Ross III Woodhaven, New York Edward R. Schowalter, Jr Metairie, Louisiana Paul Alois Shrader Bridgeport, West Virginia Alden Anderson Scott Salem, Virginia Frank onard Seiboth Perth Aini oy, New Jersey Langdon C ieves Sheffield Americus, GW rgia Samuel William Shelton, Jr Hanover, Virgiri Helmut Schrader H Rockway, New Jersey ' V, James Lerue Smith Arlington, Virginia Augustus Courtland Spotts III Salem, Virginia Beaumont Davison Stark Bronxville. New York James Mell Strickland, Jr Arlington, Virginia »■ 1 VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE THE SECOND CLASS Oliver Joseph Williford III Chicago, Illinois John Randolph Bland Wilson Birmingham, Alabari Thomas Van Allen Wornha Arlington, Virginia Ralph Bellwood Wray Richmond, Virginia Allen Venable Young Boydton, Virgii Robert John Young Enid. Oklahoma JS " 154 3»- HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1952 September 13, 1948, was a fortunate and momentous day for V. M. I. On this date the future Brother Rat Class of 1952 entered its portals amid the cheers and jeers of a large reception committee. We were not conscious of the auspiciousness of the occasion. We can look .back with pride on our low mortality rate during that first black month. As the year progressed we began to discover that the sun could shine through. The first cheer rallies and football games gave us the opportunity to experience that intangible something that sets V. M. I. apart from the rest. This made us more deter- mined than ever to stick it out until the cessation of hostilities over the Christmas Furlough. The academic department waged constant strife and not without success. The opening of the second term found our numbers momentarily diminished. We were joined by a small element of civilans who had been unable to enter in the previous September due to accommodation difficulties. We were soon proud to call them Brother Rats. Together we faced the long pull until finals. The first class ressurection reassured us of the Rat ' s denotation — " The dumbest and lowliest of God ' s creatures. " We entered the home-stretch. Peyton Marshall, Raymond Gilchrist and Lee Rogers were elected officers of the embryo Class of 1952. At 10:27 P. M., Monday, May twenty-third, we were released from the rat line. It was not that moment of which we had dreamed, but it came rather as the consummation of a movement to preserve the rat line. We set a precedent in not running the gauntlet. The fact that we had voted unani- mously to run the gauntlet of our own free choice typifies better than all else what had been achieved in those nine long months. We were Brother Rats. There was a feeling of great anticipation as we returned to the Institute in the following autumn. We were anxious to see our Brother Rats again, and they were one of the prime factors in our return. We were ready to show the Corps what the Class of 1952 could do. Our vice president, Raymond Gilchrist, was sorely missed, and Bob Lambert was elected to fill this vacancy. The Rats arrived, but after this novelty had worn off, we saw the third classmen ' s point of view. Our Brother Rats soon comprised the penalty tour detail. We realized that running the rat line was not idle recreation, but hard work reguiring " blood, sweat and tears. " What a thankless job, but what a necessary job. The various academic departments decided that the best method of keeping us out of trouble was to keep us pushing the pen. They succeeded admirably in the latter. As third classmen we also enjoyed some meager, although well-earned privileges. The Corps trip to Richmond proved to be a memorable occasion. The best times were had when the Bro ' Rats got together for a party. Later in the term, we saw our own Brother Rats instrumental in tieing the " Gobblers " in a thrilling game. We miss our Brother Rats who have left, but we know that those insoluble bonds of friendship peculiar to V. M. I. can never weaken. Those of us who remain are proud of our class and know that with such faith in our spirit as we now possess we can move mountains. 3P " 156. 3 3d GlaU O iceU 1952 P. J. MARSHALL President R. L. LAMBERT Vice President M. L. ROGERS Historian THE THIRD CLASS Howard Morton Allen Lynchbiirg, Virginia Leroy Whittiker Alley Rogersville, Tennessee Robert Gary Ambler Staunton, Virginia Walter Clarence Ames III Orange, New Jersey Fidel John Aragon, Jr. New Orleans, Louisiana ,, Harry Joseph Archer, Jr sjlichmond, Virginia liam Drewr Austermann May, New Jersey Babe Virgil Charles Shepard Bad ttt III Knoxville, Tennessee Robert Patrick Barry Panama City, Florida George Wesley Bartheln Savannah, Georgia George Edward Becker, Jr Eggertsville, New York Henry Halvor Berke, Jr. Pelham Manor, New Yo William Arthur BickerstaH Richmond, Virginia Thomas Worthington Birge Arlington, Virginia George Thomas Black, Jr. Portsmouth, Virginia Thomas Keith Bleecker Bakersfield, California George Meredith Bookman, Jr Washington, PennsyK Herbert Willoughby Booth, Jr Sarasota, Florida Vernon Vann Boudreaux Erath, Louisiana Clark Veazie Br Moss Point, Mil n. Jr. iippi Brisbane Hanks Brown, Jr Fort Sam Houston, Texas 3P- 158 3© " David True Brown Newton Centre, Massachusetts William Teass Bryant Lynchburg, Virginia Robert James Buchanan Portsmouth, Virginia Frank Osgood Butler II New York, New York James Ashurst Byron Donora, Pennsylvania Allen Toleson Caperton Front Royal, Virginia Frederick Steven Carlon Folcroft, Pennsylvania Leon Dale Carr Tupelo, Mississippi George Harry Carter, Jr. South Boston, Virginia Bobby Ray Caudle Roanoke, Virginia Yancy Ligon Clark Saint Albans, West Virginia William. Donald Clingempeel Roanoke, Virginia James Edward Comer Salem, Virginia William Lee Cooper Rocky Mount, Virginia Charles Button Coulbourn, Jr Richmond, Virginia Charles Loveland Coulson Johnstow n, Pennsylvania Josepit jiyer Craven, Jr. Waco, Tea as James Helfi QJLd Cronin Miami, Floria William Fay Croswell Hampton, Virginia- John Wilder Cure it! , Lynchburg, Virginia ' 1i Denver Thomas Dale III Oxnard, California Robert Lloyd Dalrymple Elon College, Virginia Louis Charles Delisio Haverstraw, New York William Andrews Dickinso Cape Charles, Virginia VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE THE THIRD CLASS 8 f Charles Laing Dorsey Roanoke, Virginia Claud Erambert Eley, Jr Suffolk, Virginia Thomas Stewart Felvey Richmond, Virginia Louis Arthur Finney Ber ' wyn, Illinois John Luther Finney Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Madison Wilson Gaillard, Jr obile, Alabama George Saudray Harrington Schofield Barracks. Hawaii Ray Madison Hart Roanoke. Virginia 3 160 3 Joseph Preston Hatfield Shenandoah, Virginia Price SherMvood Hodges Lynchburg, Virginia Wilbur Clifton Hogan III Groton, Connecticut Charles Robert Hogge Farmville, Virginia Christian Vandergrift Holland, Jr. Short Hills, New Jersey John Root Hopkins, Jr. Atlanta, Georgia Myles Russell Hutchinson Greensburg, Pennsylvania George Christian Hutter Lynchburg, Virginia James Bethel Hyatt Winchester, Virginia Douglas Gibson Janney Fredericksburg, Virginia William Donald Kearney Aurora, Illinois Robert Leland Lambert Richmond, Virginia John Walt Lane Izmir, Turkey Richard Allen Larrick Columbus, Ohio John Edvrard Larson Chariton, Iowa William Karl Lederman Curtice, Ohio Roberf waine Leighty Johnstow , Perunsylvania Robert Garchier Long Charlotte, N iirth Carolina Thomas Laurie Lyne, Jr. Richmond, VirgiruK Henry Covington Ma ee Norfolk, Virginia Alvin Joseph Marchand, Jr Baton Rouge, La Peyton Jaquelin Marshall Winchester, Virginia James Lawrence Martin Montclair, New Jersey William McKinnon Massie Lynchburg, Virginia VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE THE THIRD CLASS Mitchell Rutherford Mays Lynchburg, Virginia James Russell McCarthy Daytona Beach, Florida Charles Chester McRae Houston, Texas James Merriman Mecredy Roanoke, Virginia Caleb George August Menk Cleveland, Ohio 3 162 3 John Patrick Portasik Ford City, Pennsylvan Olney Hume Powers, Jr. Rectory. Virginia James Edvrard Price, Jr Sewell, New Jersey George Frank Pruett Waycross, Georgia Lawrence Kresge Rearick Rural Valley, Pennsylvania Clarence George Redman, Jr Blytheville, Arkansas George Holt Ripley Radford, Virginia Daniel Bruce Robertson Allendale, New Jersey Walter Gray Robertson. Jr Warsaw, Virginia George Alfred Robison Piedmont, California John Francii Albany, Ne-v Roche III York Minor Lee Rogers London, England Thomas Nelson Rucker Peru, Indiana Willcox Ruffin. Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Hugh Prichett Ruhsam Albert Lea, Minnesota James Clarence Sartor Rayville, Louisiana V William Sbhenstrom, Jr. Torremolinog, Spain Charles Jeffeijepn Shoaf Roanoke, Virginia William Alexan fto: Shur Colombia, Missou , John Anderson Simon San Diego, California ' James Mcintosh Spellings Marshall, Texas James Melvin Stallings Norfolk. Virginia George Charles Stringer, New Orleans, Louisiana Frederick Lord Taylc Bon Air, Virginia ' . %- . VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE THE THIRD CLASS John Ramsay Taylor, Jr Marlin. Texas ElIsMvorth Linvrood Thomas, Jr. Chancellor, Virginia Stover Blair Thomas South Boston, Virginia Milton Lee Thompson Tyler, Texas William. Albert Thompson, Jr Wise, Virginia 7. Robert Campbell Tripp V Detroit, Michigan , - mes Joseph Truscott III Biuemont, Virginia FrafxUclin Dandridge Tuck RicHlnond, Virginia Richard Steven Valack Richmond, Virginia Walter Joseph Vogel Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio John Madison Walker Richmond, Virginia Donald Wilmore Warden Wytheville, Virginia Cecil Henry Webb, Jr. Whiteburg, Kentucky Douglas Rodney Webb East Rutherford, New Jersey Joseph Frank Webber Roanoke, Virginia Armistead Landon Wellford III Bluefield, Virginia Bruce Calvin Wells. Jr. Richmond, Virginia Cecil Teaford Welsh. Jr. Norfolk, Virginia David Richard White Lynchburg, Virginia Edward Stanley Wilbarger, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Edward James Wiley. Jr. Richmond, Virginia Thomas William Wilkerson Montvale, Virginia Donald Lacey Willi; Ashland, Kentucky 3 164 3 Howard Allen Will 3P " 165 3© " VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE HISTORY OF THE RAT CLASS September twelfth was a day that our class will never forget. Most of us were ready to pack up and leave that first day. The first week was the most confusing week of all. Each day our patient processors were telling us what to do and what not to do. We were amazed at the number of rules and regula- tions that we had to learn. Finally academics started and the time began to pass more quickly. We enjoyed the Corps trip to Richmond and the football games that we saw at home or away. As time rolled on we went to our first V. M. I. Hop. With the football season coming to an end, once again the Corps went to Roanoke for the V. M. I.-V. P. I. football game. The next evening was the Ring Figure of the Class of 1951. This was the highlight of the Thanksgivmg activities. As the impressive ceremonies got under way each of us had the thought in his own mind that some day he would receive his own ring. With Thanksgiving only a memory we set our eyes on the number of days until Christmas Furlough. Christmas came and went and it was a miserable group of Rats that came back to the Institute the night of the third of January. The thought of the months ahead was terrifying. The top events in the month of January were the first semester examinations and the graduation of the Class of 1950- A on January twenty-eighth. The following months brought along all the trials and tribulations that every Rat class goes through. As the month of May finally came the thought of Finals and getting out of the rat line was deeply set in our minds. The days seemed to drag at times, but at last the day arrived. The graduation of the Class of 1950-B was filled with all the pomp and ceremony that is accorded to each and every graduating class from V. M. I. After the final examinations, the festivities of the graduation week were begun. However, to our Rat class this was a red-letter day for we were no longer Rats but third classmen. The last official act was the reading of " makeovers " and the names of the members of our class who had strived so hard the entire year were rewarded with the honor and distinction of being made corporals in the Corps of Cadets. 3 16S ys " 1953 THE FOURTH CLASS John Morton Abbitt, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia William Hodgkin Allison Warrenton, Virginia Douglas Eugene Andrews Roanoke, Virginia Robert Forrest Andrews DeKalb. Illinois Lloyd Leonard Antle ■ ecatur, Georgia oger Francis Arias ■ York. New York win Henry Artz, Jr. I ey, New Jersey am Henry Atwill le, Virginia William Denton Badg. Knoxville, Tennessee William Nash Bailey Relay, Maryland Caleb Asa Baldwin Atlee, Virginia Jeff Carl Bane Richmond, Virginia William Hobart Bayliss, Jr. Saint Albans, West Virginia Eustace St. Pierre Bellinger. Jr Bessemer, Alabama Charles Lassettre Bexrier Yuba City, California Harvey Leroy Betts. Jr. Baltimore, Maryland Jesse Ogier Bickmore, Jr. Haverstraw, New York George Thomas Bigner Shreveport, Louisiana Thomas John Bonnett Newport News, Virginia James Beryl Boswell Rectory, Virginia Clarence Joseph Brauner, Jr. New Orleans, Louisiana Edgar Lee Brown, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Francis Leroy Bryant, Jr. Cotuit, Massachusetts John Gwathner Burdeau, Jr St. Louis, Missouri Clarence Richard Burdeshaw, Jr. Alexander City, Alabama George Anthony Burkhart, Jr. Los Angeles, California Warren Lee Carpenter Little Rock, Arkansas Brooke Bartlett Chamblin. Jr. Warrenton, Virginia Robert Angle Cheatham Roanoke, Virginia George Lewis Chumbley, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Harold Frederick Glaus. Jr. Oak Park, Illinois Edward Jones Clopton. J: Cumberland, Maryland Dabney Wharton Coleman Corpus Christi. Texas Thomas Elmo Colvin Culpeper, Virginia James Christian Correll, Lynchburg, Virginia Edwin Cox, Jr. Aylett, Virginia James Parker Cross, Jr. Suffolk, Virginia William Edward Crumplet Richmond, Virginia Lewis Wesley Cutrer, Jr. Houston, Texas Ralph Toms Dalton, Jr Staunton, Virginia Albert John Davia Chicago, Illinois Terry Hunter Davis, Jr. Charlottesville, Virginia George Richard Deaux Duluth, Minnesota Danny Chris Diamondidis Clifton Forge, Virginia William George Dickinson Kingston, New York William Paul Diehl. Ji. Roanoke, Virginia Charles Francis Dininger, Jr, Freeport, Pennsylvania Joseph Eugene Duff, Jr. Lebanon, Virginia James Lexington, John Davis £ bns, Jr. Halifax, Virginii John Coke Fl; Mountain Lakes, ' New Jersey David Forbes Frafechei Warrenton, Virgin! Paul Edward Fortin Newburyport, Massachusetts Marvin Wayne Forsyth Abington, Pennsylvania Robert Glenn Frank Salem, Virginia Wallace Greene Frankl: Tulsa, Oklahoma T VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE THE FOURTH CLASS Chuen Yum Fu loon, Hong Kong, China Warren Maynard Goddard, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Harold George GoUa, Jr. Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan Francisco Manuel Gonzales Manati, Puerto Rico Harry Clifton Gonto III Norfolk, Virginia ,V James Wesley Gray, Jr. f Sflountain Lakes, New Jersey ■ linton Wyatt Guthrie, Jr. lydgely, Maryland Jtobert Francis Haden Of ank, Virginia Morris Junior Hall Stanley town, Virginia William Wallace R Houston, Texas Joe Caldwell Harde Winnsboro, South Caroli: Thomas Herbert HarrisonV Alexandria, Virginia Robert Blaydes Duerson Hartman Charleston, South Carolina Frederick Flad Hauser, Jr. Morristown, Pennsylvania Ronald Douglass Haywood Phoebus, Virginia Louis Hibbitts, Jr. Nashville, Tennessee William Scott Hillman Arlington, Virginia Wilbur Stanley Hinman III Falls Church, Virginia Herold Ronald Hofheimer II Richmond, Virginia James Paul HoUey Fort Sill, Oklahoma Samuel Arthur Hooker, Jr. Martinsville, Virginia James William Home III Thomasville, Georgia William Russell Home Homestead, Florida Reagan Traweek Houston, Jr San Antonio, Texas Hal William Howes klyn. New York Paul Conley Hudson Hilton Village, Virginia Scott Shipp Huger, Jr. Lexington, Virginia George Ray Johnson, Richmond, Virginia Walker Reed Johnson Richmond, Virginia Harry Allison Johnston II West Palm Beach, Florida Ernest Siler Jones, Jr. Kingsport, Tennessee Stanleigh Hopkins Jones, Jr Norfolk, Virginia Robert Emm ett Joseph, Jr. Richmond, Virginia David Lee Justis Lynchburg, Virginia James Spero Kallelis Peabody, Massachusetts James Da- " Huntingto id Kelly 1 Woods, Michigan David George Kestner Harrisonburg, Virginia Robert Nelson Kilbourn Sterling, Kansas Warren Woodson Koontz, J: Lynchburg, Virginia Henjy Paul LaForce, Jr. Hopewrell, Virginia John Clayton Lanford Roanoke, Virginia Knute Foley Lawson Jacksonville, Florida William Richard L. Hillsdale, Michigan William Hunter Liggett Mill Creek. West Virgi: John Frank Lisella West Orange, New Jersey Abbott Edward Lloyd III Durham, North Carolina • „ - f J. f ( Henry Oswald MacDonell, J St. Augustine, Florida Frankl: Retningt ' Walton ZimiiJWman Maj Clifton Forge, Virginia Harry Richard Iallo Omaha, NebraskV Theodore Frank Washington, D Edward Burke Marks Morrisville, Pennsylvania Robert Frankl Boykins, Virg: Bland M Lynchburg, Virginia Donald MacLean Matheson Port Washington, New York 38f 171 ' VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE THE FOURTH CLASS Albert Lamar McCall, Jr. Tazewell, Viigmia Waltei Rochefort McCarthy. Jr. Brooklyn, New York Charles Stuart McCloskey. Jr. Vicksburg, Mississippi Harold Alfred McClung Saint Albans, West Virginia James Louis McClain %East St. Louis. Illinois v James Warfield Meek orthington, Ohio anklin Oren Mikle , New York Gd ge Thomas Miles. Jr New gfijns, Virginia Alfred Lee Miller Norfolk, Virginia Robert Sydnor M Richmond, Virginia Charles Camp Mitchell, New Haven, Connecticut Lawrence Lee Moise II Falls Church, Virginia John Arthur Moncrief Houston, Texas James Cummings Moore Abingdon, Virginia Herbert Moran, Jr. Falls Church, Virginia Richard Edward Doyle Moreman Beaumont, Texas Joseph Smith M Palm Beach, Florida John Dandridge Murdaugh Arlington, Virginia Norman Page Murray, Jr. Columbia, South Carolina Thomas William Nelson. Houston, Texas. Walter Herber Newton Staten Island. New York William Cedric Noell, Jr. Alexandria. Virginia Philip Folmer Nymark Chicago, Illinois George Michael O ' Leary Houston, Texas William Pierce Pardue. Jr. Orlando, Florida George Reginald Parker Suffolk. Virginia Edward Dale Peacock Bala-Cynwyd, Pennsylvania Kenneth Moore Perry Richmond, Virginia Arthur Laurie Pitts III Dillwyn, Virgiiiia John Paul Prillaman Martinsville, Virginia Richard Cantrell Pro££itt Baltimore, Maryland Hubert Laurence Rawlins Houston, Texas Robert Charles Reid Andalusia, Alabama David Folsom Rice, Jr. Hamlet, North Carolina Gordon Phil Roberts Tyler, Texas Madison Leete Rogers Hoosick, New York David Martin Rose Chicago, Illinois Robert Frederick Rutschow Baltimore, Maryland Walter McDonald Sanders III Bluefield, Virginia Thomas Nelson Saund Richmond, Virginia Thomas Jeter Schermerhorn Glen Allen, Virginia Earl Sexton Lansing, North Carolina Robert Richard Shuman Arlington, Massachusetts Peter Shunk Fort Bliss, Texas Peter Simonson New Orleans, Louisiana Emmette Charles Skinner, Jr. Suffolk, Virginia George Walker Sommers Charlottesville, Virginia Frank Edward Spencer, Jr. Natural Bridge, Virginia John Edv Flushi! Speth York George And Malvern, Ark Spheeris, J: isas Charles Robert Steward Coolidge, Ariz a Daniel ChenaSltStickley, J Penn Laird, Virg ia Richard Lee Stillwell Luray, Virginia Thomas Bay Streett, Jr. Baltimore, Maryland David Brakenridge Stuart III Roanoke, Virginia James Clarence Sutherl Clifton Forge, Virginia " ' " " VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE THE FOURTH CLASS - «? Richard Frederick Taferi er Pelham Manor, New York John Vincent Thompson AltaVista, Virginia John Mortimer Torbet Cumberland, Maryland John Minor Townes III Richmond, Virginia •Vh Jack Walden Trigg, Jr. _ Birmingham, Alabama ' Charlie Thomas Turner Danville, Virginia Wirteam Edward Vaughn Newpfert News, Virginia Carltorv inney Weidenthal Hudson, Benjamin Viers Wh ' Buenos Aires, Thomas Kelly Whitesel Newport, Rhode Island Arthur Hayes Williams Alexandria, Virginia Charles Harmon Will: Charlottesville, Virginia Charles Murray Williams Fort Monroe, Virginia James Wadsworth Williams, Jr. Danville, Virginia William Meriwether Williams Holcomb Rock, Virginia John Richard Wilson Arlington, Virginia Richard Lawrence Winner Margate, New Jersey William Luke Witt Richmond, Virginia Yin Sik Wong Shreveport, Louisiana William Sharpless Deirick Woods, Jr Richmond, Virginia Clement Lee Woodward Richmond, Virginia James Woolls Alexandria, Virginia Frank Taylor Wootton, Jr Farmville, Virginia John Alexander Yates Arlington, Virginia Edgar Anderson Woy Chattanooga, Tennessee Warren William Zeiders, Jr Norfolk, Virginia Fg .;. i 1927-1939 J.N 1927 the first of the modern generation of buildings was completed — William H. Cocke, ' 94, Hall. This modern structure provides important facilities for athletic as well as social recreation. Provided with temporary bleachers it becomes an indoor stadium for basketball and wrestling, while it also has field house facilities including an indoor track. In addition to these functions, it is dis- guised with crepe paper to become the ballroom for V. M. I. hops. This building, made possible by a $100,000 donation by General Cocke, was completed in 1927, in time for the Easter dances. The following year the Memorial gardens was presented to the Institute by Mrs. Cocke. This memorial, designed by Ferrucio Vitale, landscape architect on the National Committee of Fine Arts, was accepted at Finals, 1928. In the spring of 1931, Nichols Engineering Hall was completed and ready for recitation. This building, housing the engineering departments and the superintendent ' s office, continued the line of buildings begun with Jackson Memorial Hall and was conveniently located behind the graves of the New Market Cadets and the memorial statue, Virginia Mourning Her Dead. In conjunction with the retain- ing wall between the two buildings, a location was made for the statue of General Francis H. Smith. This statue of the first superin- tendent by Ferrucio Legnaioli, caused a large controversy over the use of spectacles. Since the glasses were so characteristic of " Old Specs, " the issue was finally solved with the present statue, depicting General Smith, in spectacles, delivering a Bible to a graduate. In 1934 the biggest construction job ever undertaken by the Institute was begun, with the object the renovation of a number of important buildings, including the Barracks. The first step was taken when Maury-Brooke Hall was razed except for the walls, and completely refurnished. At the same time the Military Store build- ing and Richardson Hall were all rebuilt and furnished with modern equipment. Also as part of this building program, Crozet Hall, the new and modern mess hall was built on the site of the old building. When this phase of the program was completed the Barracks was then completely rebuilt during the summer of 1936, and at the same time the swimming pool was built. All of the wood work in Barracks was replaced, except the windows and door frames, and the wooden floors and stoops were replaced by concrete. The job was sufficiently complete for the cadets to move right into Barracks when they re- turned from summer furlough. In celebration of its centennial, the Institute constructed one of its most modern and substantial build- ings, Preston Library. During one of the biggest dance week ends ever held at the Institute, the new hbrary was dedicated on Novem- ber 11, 1939, by an address by Governor Price of Virginia at the centennial celebration that included a nahon-wide address commending the first century of V. M. I. ' s progress by President Franklin Roosevelt. too o n p • Sk 1. ;i; ' 3r ' ' ' vi. ' % s% n -., m ' " . 1-; : ?v ' T«Hp-li •• . S : Sa f 1 3 K S f THE HONOR COURT Left to Right: R. L. Lambert, J. H. Jordan, N. B. Thompson, J. B. Bunch, W. D. Collier (President), H. L. Logsdon, W. J. Buchanan, G. M. McVeigh, J. H. Wamsley, P. J. Marshall The Honor Court with the accompanying honor system is the foundation upon which the Corps high standards are maintained. The honor syste m is administered by the Corps of Cadets and for the Corps of Cadets. The quintessence of the V. M. L Honor System is that every cadet is certified to report another in the case of any violation of the code. The continuation of this system, then, is de- pendent upon the cadets themselves. Any violation of the rules is punished by immediate, dishonorable dismissal from the Inshtute. The men comprising the Honor Court are well quali- fied for their positions and are held in the greatest respect by the members of the Corps. To the cadets, the honor system is a cherished possession which is guarded daily. Upon matriculation, every rat is given a lecture on the functioning of the honor system, its value, and what is expected of each and every cadet. A man never loses sight of this code during the four years of his cadetship. Upon graduation, he goes out into the world with a background of a system of ideals to guide him the rest of his life. The Honor Court is composed of the officers and three others from 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 to trial, a member of his class is detailed to sit on the Court. THE GENERAL COMMITTEE Left to Right: R. L. Lambert, I. H. Jordan, J. B. Bunch, W. D. Collier, L. A. Harrison, N. B. Thompson (Presi- dent), W. J. Buchanan, H. L. Logsdon, G. M. McVeigh, J. H. Wamsley, P. J. Marshall, M. L. Rogers The cadet organization which is of next importance to the Honor Court is the General Committee. Upon this organization rests the responsibiUty of maintaining class privileges, a high code of personal behavior, and certain accepted traditions. Although its methods by no means duplicate that of an inguisition, it is, nevertheless, an impartial tribunal dealing punish- ment to those cadets who violate its regulations. Receiving confinement and penalty tours 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 of any breach of personal conduct or conduct which would reflect on the Corps as a whole is observed. The General Committee instills in each cadet the importance of sportsmanlike conduct, respect, and self- discipline. An organization of this nature must be drawn not only from the Corps, but from the leaders within the Corps. For this reason, the General Committee is composed of the officers of the upper three classes. Since its members are representative, any action taken by the General Committee has the support and sanction of the Institute. Every man shares in its efforts to uphold the principles which V. M. I. men cherish and respect. JS- 181 3Br THE 1950 BOMB Edward L. Oast, Ji Co-Editor Emil Fisher, Jr. Co- Editor Jack W. Nurney, Jr. Classes ' homas P. Harwood, Jr Sports H. Braxton Greerx Outrage Samuel B. Brown Business Manager rd L. Smith Circulation Manage James H. Flippen, Jr Activities William W. Kelly Institute William R. Muir Corps ANNUAL PUBLICATION OF THE CORPS OF CADETS EDITORIAL STAFF Standing, Left to Right: J. E. Klein, G. S. Coffman, J. H. Friend, D. D. Kirsch, D. F. Kovarik, E. A. Hawthorne, J. H. Parrott, H. T. Sutherland, A. B. Jones, E. A. Miller Seated, Left to Right: J. H. Flippen, T. P. Harwood, J. W. Nurney, E. Fisher (Co-Editor), E. L. Oast (Co-Editor), H. B. Green, W. W. Kelly BUSINESS STAFF Standing, Left to Right; J. W. Clawson, J. C. Brown, C. L. Dorsey, M. L. Rogers Seated, Left to Right: H. M. Allen, N. J. McManus, S. B. Brown (Business Manager) , H. R. Templeton 3B " 183 3B " WEEKLY PUBLICATION OF THE CORPS OF CADETS EDITORIAL STAFF Standing, Left to Right: J. F. Stoler, T. K. BUecker, J. C. Brown, J. L. Enochs, T. L. Marr, J. R. Taylor, J. W. Clawson, C. W. O ' Leary, E. A. Miller Seated, Left to Right: J. H. Parrott, H. B. Green, H . T. Sutherland, F. W. Schaumburg, R. A. White, R. S. Tauss BUSINESS STAFF Standmq. Left to Right; S. B. Thomas, W. W. Baber, C. G. Meador, R. E. Herrman Seated, Left to Right: St. J. Marshall, P. H. Robinson, L. Witt, A. M. Crawford 38r 184 jP " THE V. M. I. CADET Thomas C. Phillips, Jr Managing Editor Samuel E. Saunders, Jr Sports Editor T. Foster Witt, Jr. Editor-in-Chief Robert A. White Joseph B. Kohen, Jr. F. William Schaumburg, Jr. Ronald V. Madonia Feature Editor News Editor Military Editor Radio and Movie Editor Ernest G. Reinhold Advertising Manager James F. Town Circulation Manager Winfred L. Thornton Business Manager JS- 185 JP " THE TURNOUT Frans R. Kasteel Fiction Editor I. Newton Vaughan Managing Editor G. Leon Cohen Feature Editor Ralston L. Brooke Business Manager James M. EUi: Editor Top Row, Left to Right: Herbert L. Harris Advertising Manager John M. Gordon Sports Editor dt Rich, Hum rd R. Mar )r Editor Joe T. Howrard Circulation Mar Bottom Row, Left to Right: Billy J. Guin Cartoon Editor Henry H. Duval, Jr. Art Editor Forrest W. Getzen Photography Editor 3W 186 3 EDITORIAL STAFF First Row, Left to Right: W. A. Hallett, ]. H. Pairott, J. F. Stoler, J. E. Ellis (Editor), J. R. Green, F. W. Getzen, G. S. Coffman Second Row: B. J. Guin, R. R. Mandt, F. R Kasteel, W. J. Vogel, I. N. Vaughan BUSINESS STAFF Second Row, Left to Right: H. H. Berke. E. T. Wiley, H. C. Magee, J. M. Mecredy, J. B. Hyatt, H. R. Templeton, G. H. Carter JS " %7 ' XT INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB ■• 1 ■• - GLEE CLUB ACRATIFYING SPECTACLE : AN HONOP.TO OVU COVNTRYAND OVR STATE: OBJECTS OF HONEST PHIDE TO THEIR- INSTR.VCTOR-S- AND FAIR. SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIEP.S ATTACHED TO THEIR. NATIVE-STATE PR.OVD OF HEP. FAME AND P.EAfij) ' IN Ei EP.Y TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL 3B " 188 3© " The International Relations Club at V. M. 1. was organized for the purpose of providing interested cadets the oppor- tunity to obtain more information than the regular classroom time allots concerning the trend of current international affairs. The Club is designed to enable the student to understand more fully America ' s world neighbors and, by adopting a more sym- pathetic view toward them, to promote goodwill and harmony among nations. Under the able supervision of the faculty advisor, Colonel Fuller, numerous lec- tures, round-table discussions, and ban- guets have been given. Representatives have been sent to nation-wide conferences held in New York. Membership is limited to thirty-five cadets of the upper three classes, who assemble on the first and third Thursdays of each month. The officers for the 1949-50 session are C. C. Davis, Presi- dent; Willard Hayes, Vice President; John Walker, Recording Secretary; Lee Rogers, Correspond- ing Secretary. The program committee is headed by Erskine Williams. Colonel J. Douglas Fuller Advisor 11 C. Davis President The V. M. I. Glee Club, composed of men who belong to it because they love music and love to sing, does more than any other organization to meet the increas- ing demand among cadets for cultural activity. Under the capable direction of Colonel H. N. Dillard, the Club has ex- panded steadily both in membership and in its activities. Adeguate proof of this expansion is shown by the increasing demand, particularly in Virginia, for con- certs by the Club Highlighting this year ' s activities was the trip to New York, where a concert was given at West Point and an album was recorded for R. C. A. Victor. A five-hour recording session produced the album that the Glee Club had been promising for two years. Other trips were made to Martinsville, Appomattox, Harrison- burg and the Richmond area. The annual Barracks carol concert was held in the courtyard the night before Christmas furlough began. Colonel Dillard was ably assisted this year by Lieutenant Marshall Brittain and the Club ' s cadet officers; J. K. Taylor, President; W. W. Kelly, Vice President; E. L. Smith, Business Manager and R. D. Moncrief, Librarian. Lieutenant Colonel Herbert N. Dillard Director John K. Tavlor President Standing, Left to Right: C. V. Holland, G. G. Lancaster, R. C. Thompson, R. R. Mandt, R. G. Long, J. H. Jordan, T. L. Man, E. L. Smith, B. J. Guinn, T. V. Wornham, W. L. Nelson, H. Ambrose, N. J. McManus, S. B. Brown, R. S. Tauss Seated, Left to Right: H. M. Brand, L. A. Harrison, G. Ma (President), R. L. Brooke, H. L. Chryssikos THE HOP COMMITTEE The Hop Committee is responsible for the success and beauty of all the dances held at V. M. I. The leaders of this year ' s Hop Committee were George Mason, Ash Harrison and Ralston Brooke. This Hop Committee was unique in that it was in charge of the hops for two years instead of the regular " one term, " and it set all-time records for attendance. The members of this com- mittee prepared and produced seven dances and featured the music of such notables as Johnny Long, Glen Gray, Sonny Dunham and Johnny Dee. The Hop Committee this year owes the most of its success to the support given by the Corps, and this support in turn was due to the comparatively low price of hop tickets and to well-prepared-for plans and decorations at the hops. This preparing for a dance requires a tremendous amount of work and no member of the Hop or Floor Committee did less than his share. When this Hop Committee was formed, only five of its members had had previous dance experience, most of this being as junior members of a V. M. I. Hop Committee. The cadets this year were aided by three very able advisors: Colonel T. A. E. Moseley, Mrs. Robert A. Knox and Colonel John H. C. Mann. 3B " 190 3® " m Standing, Left to Right: H. P. Ames, M. J. Blackwell, J. Cole, R. L. Wick, L. A. Harrison Seated, Left to Right: G. T Edwards, W. Romaine, T. H. Kirk, E. A. Hawthorne, A. L. Jeffries, E. G. Reinhold THE COMMANDERS The Commanders, operating this year under Co-Leaders Ash Harrison and Tommy Kirk, played at all of the neighboring schools, including Southern Seminary, Mary Baldwin College, Hollins College, Madison College, Stuart Hall, Randolph -Macon Woman ' s College and Radford State Teachers ' College. The outstanding musician of the dance band this year was trombonist and co-leader, Ash Harrison. Ash, who also commands the Cadet Regimental Band, is recognized as the best musician at the Institute. For hot jazz, the fans preferred the hot tenor of Tommy Kirk, who also led the combo group stemming from the dance band which called itself the ' Pieces O ' Eight. " Both Kirk and Harrison have played with the Commanders for the past four years. This year Ash Harrison was the only trombonist used by the Commanders. The sax section, led by Kirk, boasted four excellent musicians: Kirk, Gene Hawthorne, " Ernie " Reinhold, the cadet members, and Dean Stuart from near- by Washington and Lee University. The trumpet section contained two cadets. Mack Blackwell and Bob Wick, and Johnny Cole, also from W. L. In the rhythm section, Gardner Edwards handled the piano, Pete Ames the bass, and Bill Romaine of W. L. the drums. The Commanders are famed all over the South for the fine brand of dance music which they produce, and every year they play at least one V. M. I. Hop and some-half-dozen benefit dances and shows. JS " 191 3P " ■TO • VI PRESBYTERIAN CLUB RELIGIOU5 BAPTIST STUDENT UNION METHODIS CLUBS PKOVU OL±LF.R FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PEB.1L TOTlr,DIC )gfcHEP. j| NOR M3 E F E N D Pfp R!C . CANTERBURY CLUB CLUB TTTTi ACADEMIC VIRGINIA A AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS 1 ' R.OVDOF- HER. ' FAME ANDRl • • •T« 1N«ATE ijk-4| . y jw M l n lifi IMi H yfi) ml W 1 MJ4 JBg ■ US; u HmTlli m J ' ' II i inii J t ■jHwriM • irJni i-H " CLUBS EMY OF SCIENCE LECTERN CLUB AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIEP-S ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE PP.OVD OF HER FAME AND PXADYINEVER.Y TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO VINDICATE HER HONOR OR DEFEND HER RIGHTS SECTIONAL YANKEE CLUB PR.OVD OF • ■ TO V TEXAS CLUB PROVD OF HER. AMEAND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL a TolglblCAlT ER fISJ R O EFEl ER HTS- ROANOKE CLUB ' LUBS TO VINDIttE HER I OR OFFEND HER RIGHTS TIDEWATER CLUB AMBASSADOR CLUB PR.OVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OE PEST PERIL LYNCHBURG r- CLUB THE HEALTHFVL AND PLEASANT ABODE OF A CROWD OFHONORABLE YOVTHS PRESSING VP THE HILL OF SCIENCE WITH NOBLE EMVLATION 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 pur ' - OFFICERS OF THE GUARD ASSOCIATION THEHEALTHfVL AND PLEASANT ABODE Of A CROWD OF HONORABLE YOVTHS PRESSING VPTHE HILLOFSCIENCE : WITH NOBLE EMVLATION AGRATIFYING SPECTACLE; AN HONOR TO OVR- COVNTRY AND OVR STATE: OBJECTS OF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR IJSSTRYCTORS- AND FAIR SPECIMENSOF CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO vflJiCATE lW«- H rsaa Ofi EFEND 140t P-IGHTS ARMY CLUB RING FIGURE The life of a V. M. I. Cadet is marked by three climaxes: At matriculation, he is born; during his Ring Figure Week End, he dashes madly through puberty and adolesence; and in the fourth June after his matriculation, the Finals ceremonies sud- denly mature and bring to a close his life as a cadet. Of these three climaxes. Ring Figure is both the most pleasant and the most writable- about. It is a ceremony and a spectacle — grand, formal, venerable, traditional, in- finitely enjoyable and awfully nice. The week- end ' s carnival air first be- comes evident on Thanks- giving Day at the classic grudge battle of the grid- iron with V. P. I. Not unhl Friday night, how- ever, does the Figure itself occur. Then, the lovely maidens, with their white gowns and bouguets of roses, and the sweating cadets, in their virgin mess jackets, assemble in the Gym. To the music of an in- spired orchestra, the couples in formation ease softly onto the dance floor. Several intricate patterns are formed — we created the numerals 1950, the letters V. M. I., and some daring cartwheels — and then the couples pass one by one through the arches. Inside, the girl places his class ring on the cadet ' s finger as only a girl can, and they kiss as only a V. M. I. cadet and his date can. Then they make way for the next couple, pick up the girl ' s souvenir at the favor table and start dancing. :JSiSLJ JHtf Kmg figure We had looked forward to our king Figure for a long time. We had worked and practiced long hours, and spent a great deal of money to help make it a smashing success. We were not disappointed. The weekend started off with a bang on Thanksgiving Thurs- day when our " Big Red " Foot- ball Team stomped all over V. P. I., 33 — 6. It was, therefore, with starry eyes and flashing grins that we greeted our starry- eyed and dazzlingly smiling dates Friday. Our class in- cluded both veterans who had dated girls in every Western European country, and fuzzy- cheeked youngsters who had never kissed a girl. The couples ranged from those who were almost married to those who had never before seen each other. For all, the private minutes snatched between classes, drill and parade Friday afternoon were used in getting ac- guainted, in preparing for the Great Experience. After par- ade, it was time to dine, but not wine the girls. And sud- denly we were back in Bar- racks, frantically trying to pin insignia on our mess jackets, sgueeze into our wing collars, and get the girls down to the Gym by H-hour— we COULD NOT be late to THAT formation. A last guick check to see that all was in order, and Johnny Long played us blissfully through the Figure. After an eternity the Figure was com- pleted, with only the arches standing solemnly before us. As though in a dream, we walked to our arch, accom- plished our business, and danced over the floor among our lipstick-smeared Brother Rats. The rest of the weekend was a fabulous anti-climax. We had prepared for it by giving our dates beer mugs as favors. There was dancing, partying and unbridled celebration in sufficient guantity to leave us completely exhausted Sunday night. But the important thing is that we had our rings — the heavy golden circles which made the final weld in that indestructible Thing which is the indomitable Class of 1950. . Mops Eunice Jenkins Norfolk, Virginia Perhaps the most the Virginia Mihtar is MILITARY. Certa obvious feature of o Because the militai odious and eternal r nous order, and no 1 cadets put more into ends and get more any civilian collegiai This introduction why V. M. I. Hops a country, and why a 3ortant word in nstitute ' s name y it is the most pleasant abode. life is one of riction, monoto- dom, V. M. I. ' eir social week t of them than ilps to explain the best in the rl in the know Sue Yeargin Liberty, Tennessee Shirley Poulson Richmond, Virginia Patt OTlaherty Alexandria, Virginia Martha Wallace Chase City, Virginia Georgie Day Eley Alexandria, Virginia 3 1 would refuse any three other invita- tions in favor of a chance to spend a week end at the Institute. The Hops are labors of love for the Hop and Floor Committees, ecstatic avenues of emotional release for the Corps. As to the sparkling and softly sensual young ladies who make the Hops what they are, we men can only wonder about their opinions. But we know they are a most pulchritudinous group, and we take pleasure in presenting on these pages the fairest cream of our exceedingly creamy crop. Mary Alice Edmunds Mobile, Alabama Betty Ellis Richmond, Virginia Margaret Mathias Portsmouth, Virginia Meri Hodges Richmond, Virginia Bobbie Pettit Daytona Beach, Florida Pauline Fatten Washington, D. C. . . ._;.-. f-- " . The 1950-A Ring Figure Grace Wallace Richmond, Virginia Alice Hosier Suffolk, Virginia Nancy Kendrew Williamsburg, Virginia Mariles Cacho Manila, Philippine Islands . Blair Robertson Norfolk, Virginia Elizabeth Booth Sarasota, Florida g ' ir Kf- B L v y K Hp -- ▼f Anne Rixey Norfolk, Virginia .- r» »- V The Floor Committee at Work Mary-Morrison Harper Ljmchburg, Virginia Nancy McDonald Lynchburg, Virginia Mary Arm Turner Martinsville, Virginia Nell Collins Americus, Georgia Margaret Taylor Suffolk, Virginia The Inauguration On the eve of the last presidential inauguration, the Cadet Corps departed from Lexington by train for Washington. Arriving in Washington early on the morning of January twentieth, the Corps was dismissed until time for the parade. The actual parade was an event long to be remembered by every participant. The V. M. I. Cadet Corps, the only military school present with a battle flag, passed smartly in review for the President to the strains of " Dixie. " Numerous compliments from dignitaries later confirmed a most creditable per- formance. The Corps returned to Lexington by train on the night of the twentieth. (Iivas. " jifoii " " " P R JR l y A ' VW A . ( ■ v N ' 1940-1950 In 1940, as the nation approached war, V. M. I. had reached what appeared to be its greatest stage of development. With the completion of the Preston Library in 1939, it seemed that V. M. t. could go no further in its building program. The second World War brought many changes to V. M. I., but none to its physical appearance. Following the war, however, V. M. I. entered into its greatest period of development in 1945. The cessation of the teaching of horse cavalry in the R. O. T. C. Department at V. M. I., and the substitution of armored cavalry, resulted in the removal of the horses, thus ending what had been an important influence in the life of a V. M. I. Cadet since before 1920. The horses in the thirty years that they were a part of V. M. 1. became one of the Institute ' s most prized traditions. During the winter of 1947 a quonset type building was erected on White ' s Farm to house the five light tanks that were attached to the Mili- tary Science Department. At this time the horses were still being maintained at V. M. I., but the following summer the horses were removed. The stables were then converted into what is now known as the Military Science Building. Classrooms and offices now comprise a building in which formerly were maintained one hundred and eighty horses. In the summer of 1948 the Old Library, which had been used as a Military Science classroom building, was torn down and the construction of the extension to the Barracks begun. The new Barracks was completed by September of the following year. Not only are there rooms enough to increase the Corps to a total of one thousand cadets, but the new Barracks also gave space for ad- ministrative offices, the military store, tailor shops, barber shop, post office and a greatly enlarged waiting room. The construction of the new Barracks resulted in changes in the appearance of the parade ground as well in that the road on the west side of the Bar- racks had to be lowered several feet. The road circling the parade ground was also straightened in several places. Work was begun in 1949 on the renovation of the Riding Hall which had been given to the Athletic Association. By January, 1950, half of the Riding Hall had been con- verted into a basketball arena with a seating capacity of almost four thousand persons. The remaining half of the new Field House will be made into an athletic cage for indoor practicing. Further construction was begun in March, 1950, with the building of officer ' s quarter. on the hill below the hospital, thus helping to relieve the pressing housing need for mem- bers of the faculty and their families. These were the major changes made in the four-year period fol- lowing the war in V. M. I. ' s appear- ance; they were important changes and will help V. M. I. to maintain its high academic and military standing. The V. M. I. is even now looking ahead with hope and expectations for a greater future which will see the construction of a separate science building and a new academic building. po lifive Ai ' ' ■•vnt ' im ' -ir ■■■• Standing, Left to Right: Be Seated, Left to Right: Maj ch, Veltri. Green, Mr. Summers, Mr. Carlton, Mr. Huger, Colonel Purdie Lancaster, Lieutenant Colonel Lipscomb, Phillips, Colonel Bucher, Colonel Millner, Lieutenant Colonel Mann ATHLETIC COUNCIL There is a governing body for all recognized V. M. I. athletics. The Athletic Council is invested with the final authority in all matters pertaining to athletics. It approves the Athletic Director ' s budget and proposed team schedules, confirms prospective monogram winners, and appoints the various coaching staffs. The Council is composed of seven faculty members, three alumni and four cadets. Conference rules specifically provide that the faculty members, appointed by the Superintendent, have the controlling vote. The alumni are chosen by the Alumni Association. Scheduled meetings are held after the completion of the football, basket- ball and baseball seasons. Four seats at the Council table are reserved for cadet representation. The members acting in this capacity have all proven themselves capable and outstanding both as athletes and leaders. Two of the cadets are elected by the Corps — one of them having no vote — and these plus the President and one member elected by the Monogram Club complete the guota. The Council, which has earned the deserved respect of the entire Corps for its wise judg- ment and efficient management, has secured a brighter future for the V. M. I. in intercollegiate athletics. J 212 3 DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS It is the Institute who boasts as its Athletic Director Frank Summers; a better man could not have been chosen for the position. Mr. Summers became Director of Athletics in July, 1948, and, looking upon the opportunity of serving his Alma Mater as a privilege, he has brought to the Institute the best in facilities, equipment and schedules for ail sports. He has, in addition, befriended each cadet in the Corps. Our Director of Athletics guides all sports the year- round at V. M. I. He knows the handicaps and spirits under which the cadets participate, for he once played with the identical circumstances confronting him. He believes in all-around rousing sports ' schedules for the betterment of the school ' s name in intercollegiate athletics. V. M. I. is proud to call Frank Summers its own. DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION Herb Patchin is a man well known to us all. However, few of us are aware of the influence which he has upon athletics and upon the Corps in general. Mr. Patchin has two occupations at V. M. I. First, he acts in an official capacity as Director of Physical Education. Secondly, he enjoys every minute of his unofficial capacity, that of counselor to all coaches, athletes and cadets. Since his arrival in Lexington in 1929, Mr. Patchin has de- veloped a " sixth sense " of what makes things click at the Institute. Last year Herb was feted at a gathering in Jackson Memorial Hall. Present were the Corps, alumni, members of the Sportsman ' s Club, distinguished guests — all there to pay homage to " Herb. " A watch was presented him as a token of fine, creditable service to the Institute. Yet, in the eyes of every man in the Corps there never could be an award fitting enough to repay Herb for his twenty years of loyal service, not only to the Institute but to each man in the Corps of Cadets. The new field house is an example of the efforts Herb has put forth in his attempt to win acclaim for " his school. " He has made himself very much a part of the school and established himself in the hearts of all who know him. DIRECTOR OF PUBLICITY " Watson Gooch, Director of Publicity, " is a sign that hangs on an office door in the gymnasium. This sign is actually an introduction to a man with wide and varied experiences, a man content to be known merely as " The Director of Publicity " rather than by his full title — General News and Sports Editor of the Alumni Review, Special Assistant to the Superintendent, and Publicity Director of the V. M. I. Foundation. Mr. Gooch has given excellent service, often un- heralded, in the fulfillment of his many duties. He has obtained high quality friendship from all V. M. I. people and the public in general. The Bomb expresses admira- tion and appreciation for the job superbly accomplished by Watson Gooch. 3P " 213 3B " INTRAMURAL COUNCIL Intramurals at V. M. I. are an integral part of the every-day life of each cadet. The full responsibility for planning and execut- ing a beneficial intramural program falls sguarely on the shoulders of Bill Roberts and his council. Coach Roberts, a very capable director, has aroused more interest than ever this year in the intra- regiment competition. He and his council, composed of managers elected from each of the six line-companies, have devoted much of their time to making the program a success, and the results of their labors are a fitting tribute. V. M. I. at the present time boasts a well-rounded schedule of sports for student-participation which is second to none. Athletic prowess, even in the most confirmed introvert, must have an outlet. Nothing is overlooked which will provide such an outlet, for Bill Roberts ' schedule takes in all ac- tivities from football to ping-pong. The high point and most-looked-forward-to action of the nine- month program is the Blood Bowl, the annual inter-battalion foot- ball game. This contest is a raging affair complete with pads, bands, cheerleaders, and bruised bodies. To be picked on the mythical All-Regiment Team is the only reward desired by the participants for their undaunted efforts in the cause of their respective battalions. Relative company standings in the intramural flag chase count heavily toward determining the winner of the coveted Garnett- Andrews Cup, awarded annually to the best all-around company. During the final ceremonies individual medals are awarded those winners in the various sports. The more outstanding among those winners receive trophies. The sports are fun, the competitive spirit " tops, " and V. M. I. has an " on-the-ball " intra- mural council; add these up and you get the best in sports enjoyment for all. Bill Roberts Director of Intramural Athletics Back R Front R V, Left to Right: Kohen, NoUey, Mr. Roberts, Frer ch, Bu w, Left to Right: Cox, Webb, Dashiell, J. D. Jones IC 214 3© " MO NOGRAM CLUB A GRATIFYING SPECTACLE AN HONOR TO OyR-COVl TRY AND OVR. STATE : OBJECTSOFHONESTPRIDE TOTHEIR INISTRyCTORSANDFAlR SPECIMENS ■ OF • CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO ■ THEIR.- NIATiyE STATE PROVDOFHER FAME AND READY-IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL •TO aNDICy HER NOR5 ' ' ' -DEffl|NDHE(B2RICHTS- - ■ Back Row, Left to Right: Jordan, Enochs, Martin, Lowden, Fleming, Williams, Eva, Tuxhorn. West Third Row, Left to Right: Perry, Hedge, Bass, Stump, Barton, Phillips, Lawrence, Graf Second Row. Left to Right: Adeeb, Carrington, Blackwell, Stephens, Dashiell, Tamalis, H. B. Green, Thompson, Thorntor Eggleston First Row, Left to Right: Meredith, Harrison, Oliver, Sheffield, Winfree, Robertson, Bragg, Simpson, Avery, Ross Kneeling, Left to Right: Bernich, Harwood, Veltri, A. H. Green CHEERLEADERS Craven, Lunsford, Williams, Phillips. Tauss JS " 215 3P " Coach Boyd Will Avery (Captain), Jolly (Manage TRACK, 1949 The V. M. I. track team finished the 1949 season with a total of three wins and two losses in dual meets and a second place in the state meet for the best record of any Keydet track team since the war. Coach Boyd Williams ' devotion to , his job and hard work had an excellent effect on A Bt ' «fla wgs H members of the team. HI BaHHl H Charlie Avery, who ran the 880, the mile, and the mile relay was the team captain. The cindermen first met the University of Virginia and triumphed 69 — 62 in a meet that was decided by the mile relay in which Bass, Avery, Robertson and Harrison galloped home to win. Charlie Avery won the 880 and the mile to become the high point man. In the second meet, our team was trounced by Maryland by the score of 100 — 31. Bobby Bell earned 1 1 of our 31 points by taking second places in the shot put and broad jump and first place in the discus throw. The trackmen came back to win the next meet from William and Mary, 70 — 61, with George Oliver taking firsts in the high jump and high hurdles and Peyton Robertson winning the 880 and 440. Jack Hutchinson was also a standout in this meet; he scored 11 points in the javelin throw discus throw, and the 100-yard dash. Once again the winning of the mile relay secured victory for the Keydets. Back Row: Johnston Williams Jolly Third Row: Thornton Blakemore Nelson Tuxhorn Taylor Second Row: Salley Carstens Ross McFarlin Webb First Row: Schluter Sheffield Oliver Harrison Robertson Bass Bell Top Row, Left to Right: Avery, Harrison, Bell, Taylor Middle Row, Left to Right: Oliver. Sheffield, Roberts on, Webb Bottom Row, Left to Right: Bass, Salley, Schluter The thinclads met Virginia Tech at Blacksburg and lost 88 — 38. Robertson, Avery and Bell provided most of our points. Tech gave us a pre- view of the well-balanced team that later won the state meet. The track team went to Wil- liamsburg for the state meet and gained second place with 40 points following Virginia Tech which amassed a total of 52 points. Bobby Bell was the high point man of the meet winning the discus throw, broad jump and scoring third in the shot put. Billy Harrison scored seconds in the 220 and 440, Peyton Robertson a third in the 220 and a first in the 440, and lack Hutchinson, Johnny Sheffield and Howard Bass thirds, respectively, in the 100, the low hurdles, and the 880. The meet was ended by the victory of the Keydet mile relay team. The track sguad had one dual meet after the state meet and defeated Richmond, 74 — 52 by gaining a large lead with 50 of the 72 points in the run- ning events. Jack Hutchinson proved a standout by winning the 100-yard dash in 9.9 seconds. The thinclads ended the sea- son by taking sixth place in the Southern Conference meet, our outstanding performance com- ing from Bobby Bell, who, al- though he took only fourth place, broad jumped 22 feet, nine and a half inches. The relay team came in third, be- ing led by the teams from Maryland and Duke. BASEBALL, 1949 Suffering from a scantily stocked pitching staff, Coach Lou Brownson ' s baseballers came through the 1949 season with a 6 — 7 won-lost average. The entire weight of the hurUng fell upon Tommy Harwood and Eddie Lutes, who were worked in almost every game with periodic assistance from Homer Chryssikos, all of whom withstood the grade well. Chryssikos led the hitters with an average which won him an All-State berth. Captain Bobby Thomason, of football fame, and " Red " Patton were also standouts in this category and " Red " Williford did his usual great job behind the plate. 4 (Captain). Evans (Manager), Brownson (Coacti) The season got off to a sloppy start as the Michigan nine routed the Keydets, 18 — 4. " Red " Patton drove in the first two home- team tallies for the season but the pitchers went haywire. Then came Trinity College which was an easy foe as the " Big Red " routed the visitors, Ha vood Thomason 15 — 5, behind the fine hitting of Bobby Thoma- son. But it wasn ' t in the books on April 15th and 16th as the V. M. I. nine, playing their first games away from home met defeats at the hands of William and Mary, 9 — 2, and moved on to the Holy City to go down Anson under a Richmond surge, 13 — 2. Three days later a Maryland team moved in to a de- feat at the Institute, 7 — 6, as Tommy Harwood copped his first season win and on the Thursday of the same week Eddie Lutes hurled a fine game to take down the Braves, 5 — 3, and bring the average to 3—3 or .500. Playing the fourth straight home game here, April 26th, the Keydets ditched George Washington, 7 — 5, as Freddie Anson did some hard clouting and the week-end trip to the Capital City produced another victory over the Colonials by 7 — 2. But Maryland Kelly Chryssikos t i i was more oi a problem for Brownson ' s boys who took the short end of a 7 — 3 scorecard. Lgt-k " Red " Patton starred with three hits in four trips driving in three runs when the Wildcats from Davidson College met defeat under the hurling of Eddie Lutes, 5 — 4. nn The final three games saw the Keydets ' arch foes, Virginia and Virginia Tech, drop the V. M. I. boys as Tech ' s Jim Nelson and Virginia ' s Jim Leachman spelled defeat with their deadly hurling to end the season with a 7 lost, 6 won average. Regulars in the infield included Thomason at first, Patton at second, Freddie Anson at shortstop and Tommy Kelly at third, while Chryssikos, Al Green and Boodie Mann held down the outfield spots. Back Row: Gray Babei J. Evans Harwood B. I. Evans R. Green Second Row: Littrell (Assist- ant Coach) Mann Sutherland Anson Lavrrence Leek Brownson (Coach) First Row: Chryssikos Patton Kelly Thomason A. Green Williford Marshall RAT BASEBALL, 1949 Back Row, Left to Right: Walker (Manager), O ' Hara (Coach), Richey (Assistant Manager) Third Row, Left to Right: Hutchinson, Felvey, Petree, Brehany, Grumbling Second Row, Left to Right: Byron, Puckette, Martin, Goodwin, Nay Front Row, Left to Right: Coggins, Portasik, Marchand, Carlon Holland, Powell, Gerdetz RAT TRACK 1949 Left to Right: Lancaster (Manager), Piper, Wolford, Gi Third Row, Left to Right: Murphy, Saufley. Brown, Harmon, Gilchrist Second Row, Left to Right: Williamson, Roach, Shoaf, Hanes, McCauley, Bottom Row, Left to Right: Pittman, Gladstone, Meola, Hodges, Massie, Bick Willi ich Barnes rstaff, Patton imson. Colon. LACROSSE, 1949 The second season of the reorganized V. M. I. lacrosse team saw the " Big Red " team win 3 and lose 6. This was the first year of actual competition for a V, M. I. lacrosse team for over fifteen years, and the outcome was gratifying if not spectacular. Four of the six losses came at the experienced hands of teams from the lacrosse center of the country, Maryland. The best game turned in by the stickmen was, surprisingly enough, one that they lost. Trailing by an 8 — 3 score at the half, the Keydets came alive and outscored the mighty Uni- versity of Virginia, 7 — 3, to go down on the short end of a 11 — 10 score. Virginia went on to break a 37-game winning streak of Rensellear Polytechnic Institute, the U. S. Olympic team. The stickmen continued to roll and trounced a University of North Carolina ten, 14 — 3. The other two victories were at the expense of the William and Mary Extension with identical scores ot 8 — 2. Assisted by Coach and Faculty Advisor Captain W. T. Richards, the lacrosse team showed vast improvement. Since no men were lost, the sguad should experience a good season in 1950. Standing, Left to Right: Coffman (Manager), Thornton, Marble, Wiley, Price, Hart, Lauerman, Eggleston, Burke, Close (Assistant Manager), Captain Richards (Coach) Kneeling, Left to Right: Nichols, Lyne, Thomas, Robertson, Boehm, Raffensperger, Burckell, Mad( Ambrose, Leithe Graf. Le 3P " 221 3B " mn Left to Right: Bolvig, M 11, Watson, H. B. Green, A. A. Green, Wilson, Colonel Mayo (Coach) GOLF, 1949 The 1949 V. M. I. Golf Team ' s record of six wins and three losses was the best posted among the spring sports. The team was composed of George Maxwell, Braxton Green, Gene Hawthorne, Al Green, Jr. (Captain), Bland Wilson and Thatcher Watson. The multi-colored caps sported by the team were partially responsible for the five-game winning streak, which included a victory over the strong V. P. I. linksters who were gunning for their seventeenth straight victory. The outlook for next year is extremely bright since five lettermen return and all of these are capable of gaining medalist honors in any of the scheduled matches. We predict a state championship for the 1950 golf team. THE RECORD V. M. 1 26 — Hampden-Sydney 1 V. M. 1 2 —Virginia 7 V. M. 1 1 2— V. P. 1 8I 2 V. M. 1 141 2— Richmond I21 2 V. M. 1 6 —William and Mary 3 V. M. 1 51 2— V. P. 1 31 2 V. M. 1 6I 2 — Hampden-Sydney 21 2 V. M. 1 5 —Richmond 4 V. M. 1 1 —Virginia 8 38r 222 3B " TENNIS, 1949 Last season, the V. M. I. tennis team met determined opposition and came out on the short end of a 7 — 2 win-loss record. The team consisted of approximately the same group of boys who began playing Varsity tennis their rat year. The sguad was under the super- vision of Bill Roberts and was capably managed by Jim Blaydes. " Hank " Bennett, who claims Danville for a home town, was captain of the team. " Hank " held down the number three position in singles and teamed up with Norris Thompson to form a steam-roller doubles combination. Max Angell, the Roanoke Kid, always managed to draw the " Turks. " Max alternated with Erskine Williams, of Memphis, Tennessee, at the number one slot. Those two also formed the number one doubles team. " The Old Man " Thompson was always around to give fatherly advice and wield one of the most potent forehands in the business. " Bullet Bill " Schaumburg, of Montclair, New Jersey, was a consistent winner on the sguad. Bill teamed up with Mark Hansen for a very successful season. Mark " The Agitator " Hansen was the little man who got things done. His fine record speaks for itself. Mark will be the captain of next year ' s team. Other men who contributed a great deal to the sguad were: Lee Rogers, of London, England; T. K. Bleecker, of Bakersfield, California, and Herb Harris, of Lynchburg, Virginia. Back Row, Left to Right: Coach Roberts. Harris, Poag, Willi, Front Row, Left to Right: Berinett, Angell, Hansen, Schau ms, Bleecke iburg, Thor Rogers. Blaydes (Manager) JP " 223 W VARSITY Left to Right: Boyd Will: Nugent. Joe Daher THE COACHING STAFF Line Coach Boyd William s came to V. M. I, with the new coaching regime in plenty of time to work with Tom Nugent at spring football practice and then to take over the track team. Coach Williams can really get down in the line with the players and show ' em how. The impressive record of this year ' s line, both on offense and defense, is due to his know-how and hard work. Williams entered the Army in ' 43 after playing center three seasons for Syracuse Uni- versity, where he received his degree. In 1946, he captained the Richmond Rebels and coached at Randolph-Macon College. After playing center for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1947, he returned to captain the Rebels. End Coach Joseph G. Daher is not new at the Institute. During 1943 and 1944 he served as football end coach, head basketball coach, and Assistant Director of Physical Education. Coach Daher is a graduate of Juniata College, where he was a three-sport athlete. From 1939 to 1941 he was assistant football coach and head basketball and baseball coach at Morris-Harvey College, and later he held corresponding jobs at Manhattan College. V. M. I. depended heavily upon its ends, and their splendid showing reflects much deserved credit upon End Coach Joe Daher. ' Xr 224 JS " FOOTBALL THE COACH TOM NUGENT Tom Nugent made his first official appearance at V. M. I. on January 28, 1949. He brought with him a young, aggressive spirit, a wealth of know-how, and a will to work that have found him friends among the Corps, faculty and Alumni. His aggressive spirit has made him a " brother " to the famed V. M. I. spirit. Tom Nugent hails from Massachusetts. He coached in Ithica, New York, Wil- liamsburg and Hopewell, Virginia. Dur- ing the war he coached an army team, but his greatest achievement was the compilation of a fabulous string of victories and championship teams at Hopewell. He is a ' T " formation enthusiast and a believer in sound foot- ball tactics. His experience with light teams and the " split-T " stood by him as he passed through his first football season at the Institute with a com- mendable record. Now that his first collegiate football season is behind him and he has de- feated one of the major problems pecu- liar to V. M. I., that of understanding and meeting the difficulties a coach encounters in a military system, Tom Nugent has added another chapter to his book of experience. He is a thinker only in terms of victories and should complete the coming football season with a highly impressive standing. 3® " 225 3© " Front Row, Left to Right: Hedge, Coley, Lowden Bernich. Carrington, Phillips, Hay, Sahluter. Pattc Second Row: Hill, Baber, Harrison, TamalU, Bass, Quisenberry. Anson, Marchand, Veltri, Petree Third Row: Venable, Stringer, Ripley, Portasik, CouUon, Brehany, Powell. Leek, Stump, Goodv Fourth Row: Owen, Graf, Shrader, Eggleston, Wilson, Shelfield, Watson, Birge, Robison, Hays Top Row: Lauerman, Watt, Adeeb, McFarlin, Line Coach Boyd Williams, Head Coach Tom Nugent, Er nbling, Holland, Hutchinson , Frankeberger d Coach Larry Weldc THE CAPTAIN TOM PHILLIPS This stocky 185-pound guard from Richmond, Virginia, led the Keydets. His dominant qualities of leadership were shown again and again, and, coupled with his sterling line-play, made him an outstanding man off as well as on the gridiron. Tom helped to mold the Flying Squadron into a compact fighting unit. iA « ' f lt itAfri TiUfVr-f ' v i ' W ' ji .aia FOOTBALL, 1949 The Flying Squadron, concluding their first season under Coaches Tom Nugent, Boyd Williams and Joe Daher, came up with a satisfactory record of three victories, five losses and one tie. The team play was marked with spirit and aggressiveness, highly necessary considering the tough schedule. Both the coaching staff and the team deserve praise for their demonstrated ability and determined attitude. V. M. 1 7 Quantico Marines 14 The Keydets opened the season against the powerful Quantico Marines and repeatedly outcharged the big Leathernecks and otherwise entertained them so well that they were glad to leave Lexington with a 14—7 margin. A fumble in the first period and a sustained drive in the third quarter netted the Marines their scores. " Curly " Powell rounded left end in the third period for V. M. L ' s tally. Powell ' s touchdown came as the climax of a sixty-yard push featured by the terrific drive of the Keydet line. Keydets 14 Colonials 7 Joe Veltri unlimbered his passing arm with telling effect and the " Big Red " suddenly came to life in the second half against George Washington University, at Lynchburg. Trailing, 0—7, at the intermission, the Cadets mustered the needed offense as Veltri tossed to Tommy Birge to advance to the G. W. 20- yard line. Powell took the ball over three plays later on a double-reverse. With only three minutes left in the game Veltri heaved a 21 -yard touchdown pass to End Neal Petree. Bill Graf booted both extra points from placement. Another point against Davidson •■ M Phillips Carrington Indians 54 V. M. 1 6 After a nip-and tuck first quarter the William and Mary Indians began to show their power for the assembled Home-Coming crowd at Williamsburg. When the smoke had cleared, the scoreboard showed William and Mary, 54, V. M. I. 6. Veltri ' s short, flat pass to Thatcher Watson marked the Keydets lone count after a 62-yard march featured by a 33-yard jaunt by Freddie Anson. Tobacco Bowl: V. M. 1 14 Richmond 7 Displaying the comeback spirit they showed all season the " Big Red " took the Univer- sity of Richmond to the tune of 14 — 7 to inaugurate Richmond ' s first Tobacco Bowl classic. The Spiders were leading by seven points when, with the ball on the Richmond twenty on the last play of the half, Veltri faded back and tossed a floater to Claude Patton, who made :h grab Shoaf of Virginia Eggleston Coley W. Hays a spectacular catch in the end zone. Graf booted to knot the score. The winning counter came in the third period when, after a 40-yard drive to midfield, Veltri tossed to Tommy Birge, who gathered the pigskin in on the 38 and dashed over the goal. The determined stands made by the line in the fourth quarter preserved victory as the Keydets were driven back several times to within the shadow of the goal posts. Institutemen 13 Wahoos 32 An underdog V. M. I. spotted the University of Virginia ' s vaunted Cavaliers two quick touchdowns in the first quarter of the game played at Lynchburg and then turned the en- encounter into a real thriller. Late in the initial period Neal Petree took a pass from A. J. Marchand and went the distance on a play that covered 57 yards. The Keydets deadlocked the battle in the third quarter when Birge hauled in Veltri ' s 11-yard pass. But Johnny Papit proved himself the Whoos ' margin of victory as he led the Cavaliers to three touchdowns, rui ning the Cadet hopes, 32 — 13. Stump awray against A: the path Tamalis into pay dirt against Davidsc Hedge Army 40 V. M. 1 14 It was mighty, undefeated Army that the Keydets met in Michie Stadium. The Squadron scored twice to hold the Black Knights of the Hudson to a 40 — 14 score. Taylor Hay snatched an Army fumble in mid-air and electrified the crowd by racing 83 yards for a T. D. In the final seconds of play Freddie Anson intercepted a pass and dashed 50 yards for the second tally. Tackle Bill Lauerman ' s rugged line play was outstanding. Home-Coming Day: V. M. 1 47 Davidson 6 On Washington and Lee ' s Wilson Field the " Big Red " Team displayed their potent scoring punch by mowing down Davidson, 47 — 6. The Keydets scored in every period and almost at will. The offense was marked by a brilliant aerial display and long runs. Four of Joe Veltri ' s passes went for touchdowns Virginia stopped ii as he completed ten out of thirteen for a total of 205 yards. Tom Nugent was able to clear the bench and give the crowd a hint as to next year ' s combinations. Citadel 19 V.M.I 14 Citadel ' s Bulldogs were " up and ready " for this game and by surging line play and tight pass defense they edged our Cadets, 19 — 14. The game seesawed back and forth, a nip-and-tuck, raging affair marked by brutal play on both sides. Quisenberry Keydets. . Gobblers . .28 .28 The Thanksgiving Day tilt in Roanoke lived up to traditional expectations. It was a touch-and-go battle that kept the jam-packed crowd continually on its feet. The 56-point total produced an all-time high scoring record for the " Military Classic of the South. " Things looked easy for V. M. I. as the Sguadron chalked up a 14-point lead in the first guarter, but the upsurging Gobblers knotted the count before halftime and then went ahead in the third period, 21 — 14. A guick safety and a touchdown gave the lead again to the Keydets, 22 — 21. Tech counted seven more points, and it looked as if the game would end with a Gobbler triumph. But the Flying Sguadron would ' not be denied, and, with the ball in midfield, Brehany Stump Left to Riqht and Down: Watt Frankeberge Birge the " Big Red " drove to pay dirt with Curly Powell skirting right end for the tying count in the final seconds of play. Ray Tamalis scored two touchdowns, Veltri got one on a quarterback sneak, and Powell tallied for the big one. George Ripley blocked a Tech punt in the third quarter for the safety. This game marked the exit from V. M. I. ' s football scene of nine first classmen: Captain Tommy Phillips, guard; Ice Veltri, quarterback; Ray Tamalis, fullback; Charles Schluter, tackle; Ken Carrington, center; Claude Patton and Thatcher Watson, ends; Bill Harrison and Johnny Sheffield, halfbacks. %» 1, yprf-K? ' is,m 4 MM,.M 55 61 37 4ti 2e " 47 i ir ii:?!! 4.- : Bottom Row, Left to Right: Gilbert, Houston, Chumbley, Bailey, Taferner, Allison, Mooie, Trigg, Cutrer, Randall, O ' Leary Second Row, Left to Right: Cury, Moore, Rice, Richardson, Keel, Rawlings, Sanders, Joseph, Woods, Reed Johnson, Woy Third Row, Left to Right: Morris, McCarthy, Whitten, Spencer, Carpenter, Meek, Huger, Maddux, Simonson, McCloskey Fourth Row, Left to Right: Carlton, Shay, Kallelis, LaForce, Shuman, McDonnell, Dininger, Moncrief. Zeiders, Houser Fifth Row, Left to Right: Vaughn, Colvin, Ray Johnson, Adams, Mariani, Goddard Top Row, Left to Right: Bonnett, Assistant Manager John Recher, Assistant Coach Bob Smith, Hudson, Manager Tommy Phillips, Head Freshman Coach Bill O ' Hara, Assistant Coach (Colonel) S. M. Heflin Rat Football SEASON RESULTS V. M. 1 6 — Augusta Military Academy 13 V. M. 1 27 — University of Richmond Freshmen 13 V. M. 1 7 — Greenbriar Military Academy 7 V. M. 1 — University of Virginia Freshmen 12 V. M. 1 12— V. P. I. Freshmen 41 3® " 233 38r VARSITY BASKETBALL The record of three wins and eighteen losses posted by the 1950 V. M. I. basketball squad may look poor on paper; however, this was a most unusual year on the hardwood front. First, the team was hampered by a lack of experienced players and reserve depth. Sophomores filled over half the squad ' s roster. And, of course, there was the ever-present handicap of short practice sessions. Coupled with injuries and mid-season exams these factors shed a truer light on the hoopsters ' rating. Then, too, there were games lost by slight margins and games lost in the final minutes — when reserve strength was sorely needed. The squad and their coach, Bill O ' Hara, deserve much praise. Not once did they lose the aggressive spirit; never did they stop plugging all the way. It was a determined group of Keydets who entered every game. Coach Bill O ' Hara showed in his first year as Varsity basketball coach that he really knew the game. A well-coached team was the product. He was faced with enough problems to send many a coach into fits of dispair. His job was primarily to build a team from a small nucleus of proven players and to integrate them with green material. The future indeed looks bright for next year ' s squad, a team that will have lost only one player. Let ' s take a look at the season: After only two weeks of practice the Keydets opened with a 67 — 52 loss to Fort Meade ' s Second Army quint. Captain Freddie Anson took the scoring honors with seventeen points. A week later the Norfolk Navy Base squad invaded the Institute and captured a 81 — 66 win. After a hard-fought first half, the Navymen pulled away from the Keydets who were definitely off on their shooting and defense. Skip Nay dropped in twelve points. eft to Right StJinding. Left to Right: Tamalis. Manager: Hut- chinson. Grumbling, Becker, Petree. Nyman, Brehany, Lawrence Soatod Gallon, Anson Nay, Coach GHara, White, Recher Por a-.ik Anson Recher White Nay Portasik Nyman Two days after returning from Christmas furlough the Institute hoop- sters took their first road trip. Skip Nay and Rudy White starred in a close contest which the Quantico Marines won, 68 — 65. The following night Navy ' s Cotton Bowl runner-up quintet white-washed the Keydets, 76 — 26, in the first game to be televised at the Academy. The squad came back to Lexington and suffered three defeats from Virginia, William and Mary and V. P. I. A crowd of three thousand witnessed the opening of the new Field House on January 11th when the Wahoos, out- scored in the second half, won on an initial lead, 78 — 55. Nay, Portasik, White and Recher took the Keydet scoring honors. Victory came on the eighth game of the season when a red-hot sopho- more studded team solved Richmond ' s zone defense and poured it on, 72 — 64. Rudy White and John Recher dominated the backboards, and they and Skip Nay swished in basket after basket. Maryland and George Washington took the now cool Cadets on successive nights following the Richmond triumph, completing the three-day sojourn from Lexington. The second and third wins for O ' Hara ' s boys were both one-point victories. Roanoke fell to the Insti- tute ' s basketeers, 60 — 59, and Mary- land was beaten two nights later, 62 — 61. At Roanoke, Neil Petree ' s set Grumbling shot in the final seconds of play clinched a thrilling game. Recher, Nay, Portasik and Anson ac- counted for most of the points. Against Maryland, Skip Nay ' s twenty-nine points and Freddie Anson ' s brilliant floor play spelled victory. A three-day tour in the Carolinas resulted in losses at the hands of Wake Forest, Davidson and Furman. Richmond avenged their defeat by a 70 — 62 margin. Anson and Nay garnered top scoring positions. The last five games of the season were scrappy affairs, but Virginia, William and Mary, Clem- son, Roanoke and Virginia Tech each won over the military hoopsters from Lexington. Richmond-V. M. I. Hp-oH Recher after a rebound f ' ' . VARSITY WRESTLING Once again the " Barnestormers " have done it! They carted off honors galore and continued their string of successful wrestling seasons. The matmen won the Southern Con- ference dual-meet crown by defeating six conference opponents and losing to none — amassing a total of 109 points to their ad- versaries ' 52. The dual-meet record for the season was eight triumphs and two setbacks, the defeats coming from Temple and West Virginia University. For the season the record stood: V. M. L, 180 points, opponents, 82. At the Southern Conference tournament, held at College Park, Maryland, the grapplers took runner-up honors and gained two con- ference weight-division championships. No V. M. I. wrestling team has ever placed lower than second in the history of conference tournaments! Captain Bill Blackwell won the 165-pound crown, and Hap Dashiell was victorious in the 145-pound division. Johnny Jordan (121) and Jerry Eggleston (heavyweight) captured second-place awards with Irvin Perry (128) taking a third place and Pete Meredith (175) a fourth. The wrestlers ' record speaks for itself. The hustle and spirit they demonstrated, plus the superb watching and wealth of know-how of Coach Sam Barnes, was evident all season. V. M. I. can truly be proud of its team, suitably dubbed the " Barnestormers. " Here is a resume of the dual-meet season: Blackwell, Captain; Coach Barnes; Coupland. Manager V. M. 1 16— North Carolina State 11 The outcome of the opening tussle with North Carolina State was not decided until the finish of the last match, when Bill Blackwell decisioned his heavyweight opponent. The most exciting match was Bill Venable ' s pin of Trexler in the 165-pound class. Back Row: Schenstror Levris Jones Ellis Blackwell (Captain) Marshall Ba Ha-wkins Alley Lauerman Perry Bragg V.M.I 11— Temple 16 On the night following the triumph over North Carolina State, Temple University ' s matmen took an early lead and were never caught after Pete Bolvig suffered a broken rib in the third match. The Keydets were battling without the services of Irving P erry (128) and Hap Rashiell, veteran letterman. Keydets 17— Gobblers 10 The " Barnestormers " rolled over Tech ' s Farmers, winning five weight divisions on decisions and gaining a tie in another. V. M. 1 22— Georgia Tech 5 On the first night of a three-day southern road trip the Keydets smothered the " Rambling Wrecks of Georgia Tech. " Pete Meredith in the 175-pound class got the only pin. Jerry Eggleston, outweighed 30 pounds, won the much publicized bout with Tech football tackle Ray Beck. Barnestormers 1 7 — Citadel 9 Citadel feared the famous " Barne ' s Takedown " and edged the mat, but they couldn ' t escape. Irving Perry defeated their team captain, 5 — 0, and Erskine Williams won in the heavyweight class, 7 — 2. .X - Bolvig Costello Dashiell V. M. 1 21— Davidson 3 The second invasion of the South was as successful as the first. Highlighted by Meredith ' s and Eggleston ' s victories, the Keydets took all but one weight division by decisions. V.M.I 17— Duke 10 Duke " saw the lights " as Hap Dashiell, Pete Bolvig, Charley Bragg, Bill Blackwell and Johnny Jordan registered impressive wins. The Institute 26 — Wahoos 5 Dashiell, Blackwell and Williams won on pins while Red Bragg, wrestling 15 pounds out of his weight class, tied. Barnesmen 12 — West Virginia 14 The Mountaineers, of West Virginia University, handed V. M. 1. its second defeat of the season. It was the closest match of the year. Bill Blackwell, Pete Meredith and Jerry Eggleston staged a rally after the Mountaineers captured all but one of the lighter weight divisions. V. M. 1 21— North Carolina University 9 This last dual meet of the season clinched the Southern Conference trophy. Johnny Jordan, Irving Perry and Harry Dashiell were the five-point getters. Egglesta VARSITY SWIMMING V. M. I. can boast of the Southern Conference runner-up swimming team. Second only to North Carohna in the conference, the tanksters of Coach Kenneth Runquist completed a superb season with six wins and one loss in dual-meet competition. George Washington fell to the Keydets in the opener, 65 — 9. Then the mermen of Jackson ' s Institute posted wins over Virginia, 38—37; North Carolina State, V. P. I., 50—25; Duke, 53—22; William and Mary, 66—8, before losing to North Carolina University, 41 — 33. The U. N. C. squad was hard pressed in winning their 44th consecutive conference victory. At the state meet in Charlottesville, the swimmers were definitely " off " and only cap- tured third place. Vic Parks won the state 100- yard breaststroke championship. Runguists ' tankmen came back strong to cop runner-up honors in the conference meet at Chapel Hill, placing only seven points behind U. N. C, 62 — 69. Jim McReady garnered an easy second in the 1,500 metre free style event. Weir Goodwin and Phil Barton won a third and a fourth in the 50-yard free style. In the 200-yard Seatoa. Left to Right: Leitch Wright, John Greenwood. Phil Barton. Skip Stephens. Dave Fleming, Jin Standing: Coach Ken Runquist, Willard Vickers, Manager; Moe Michaux, George Harrington, Ji: Skip Parks, Charley Shoaf. Ernie Kritzmacher, Manager Enochs, Milton Thompson 1 McReady, Bob Raebuin, 3Sr 240 3B- breaststroke Parks and Thomas took second and third stands. The highlight of the meet was the 400-yard free style relay won by V. M. I. ' s strong combination of Fleming, Goodwin, Raeburn and Stephens. This relay team completed an undefeated season. Milton Thompson won the 100-yard breaststroke championship. The 100-yard free style event gave V. M. I. a third and fourth as Co-Captains Dave Fleming and Skip Stephens did a fine job. The work horse of the sguad, Jim McReady, gained second place in the 440-yard free style. In the 300-yard medley relay Dave Fleming (backstroke), Vic Parks (breaststroke) and Anchorman Skip Stephens took top honors. This meet marked the end of four years of successful swim- ming for Co-Captains Skip Stephens and Dave Fleming, and Johnny West. Their absence next year will undoubtedly cause Ken Runguist many headaches. With the advent of Coach Runguist, the swimming team developed rapidly and is today one of V. M. I. ' s consistent winners. The mermen were always full of ' splashing fight. " They never gave up, and the record shows how ability, spirit, plus coaching know-how can produce a winning team. The lack of relative strength in the distance events and diving was alleviated by the strength and depth in the relays, sprints, breast and backstrokes. Runguist, Stephens, Fleming and Parks -with 1949 State Championship Cup Harrington, Parks, Stephens 3B " 241 3»- Seated. Left to Right: Powers, Tuxhorn, Thornton, Taylor, Roche Standing: Major Cormack, Coach; Barry, Pittman, Williamson, Massie, Oliver, Manager CROSS COUNTRY The Cross Country team started rather late this fall. This meant that three months of practice had to be accomplished in one. A large part of the team was composed of new men coming up from the Rat Class, with only two Varsity men returning. The team had five meets, all of them away. The meets were with Quantico, V. P. L, Roanoke and Gallaudet, at Roanoke, a quadrangular meet with V. P. I., University of Virginia and Washington and Lee at Blacksburg and the Univer- sity of Richmond, at Richmond. The team was coached by Major Cormack, of South Carolina University and Johns Hopkins. He proved to be a very experienced coach. 35 242 3Br FENCING Kneeling, Left to Right: Abramedis, Cole, Tuxhorn, Cowherd, Volk, W. J. Buchanan, Strawhand, Little Standing: W. C. Ames, Evers, R. M. Hart, Foy, Mcgee, Gibson, Hogan, R. E. Skelton " En garde! ! " After a long absence during the war, the famiUar cry was heard again in barracks. This year the Fencing team became a full-fledged minor sport. The loss of Major George Ax, coach of the ' 47 sguad, and Captain Frank Breitenbach, coach in ' 48, was a heavy thrust to parry, but under the coaching of team Captain Al " Lefty " Volk, the foil, epee and sabre boys had a busy and successful season. The Fencers lost to professionally coached North Carolina by one point, 14 — 13, came back strong overwhelming Augusta Military Academy twice, 19 — 8 and 191 2 — 71 2, in the return match, and defeated Virginia, 17 — 10. At the time of this writing the season is only half over; matches with North Carolina, Citadel and Vanderbilt are planned. Led by Al Volk (foil, epee) and Bill Buchanan (foil, epee), the first team of Tunney Strawhand (epee). Bill Tuxhorn (sabre), Dick Cole (sabre), George Cowherd (sabre) and Roger Little (foil) are confident of many more victories. And so " Choose your weapons! " 38r 243 3 Seated. Left to Right: Shay, R. F. Marks, Clopton, Justis, Hauser, Bayliss Standing: Chumbley, W. E. Vaughn, Coach Bill Roberts, McCloskey, Woy, Dininger RAT BASKETBALL The season ' s record of the New Cadet squad was fair. The experience was valuable, and many of Coach Bill Roberts ' pupils will undoubtedly be seen on next year ' s Varsity. Playing eleven games, the Rats won five and lost six. -Greenbrier Military Academy 72 -Greenbrier Military Academy 65 -Staunton Military Academy 52 -Staunton Military Academy 56 -University of Virginia Frosh 45 -University of Virginia Frosh 51 -Augusta Military Academy 51 -Augusta Military Academy 58 -V. P. I. Frosh 68 -V. P. I. Frosh 67 V oodrow Wilson High 54 V M I 32- V. M. 1 59- V M I 51- V M 1 53- V. M. I 53- V M 1 56- V. M. I 56- V. M. I 54- V. M. 1 72- V M. 1 54 V. M. I 62 3© " 244 3© " RAT SWIMM ING Seated, Left to Right: Matheson, Houston, Joseph, Taferner, E. S. Jones Standing: Rawlins, R. V. Robeits, Johnston, E. B. Marks, G. M. O ' Leary, Cutrer Absent when Picture was Taken: Saum, Braswell, Coach Benny Renton RAT WRESTLING Seated. Left to Right: Miller, Latham, Bickmore, Sornto, Claus. McLain, Huger, Moise, Street Kneeling: Atwill, Artz, Woods, Brown, Hinman, McCarthy, Spencer, Hudson Standing: Colonel S. M. Heflin, Coach; Mariani, Whitten, Bonnett, Sanders, Spheeris, Carpenter, Outland. Johnson, Robertson, Manager Tr 245 38r Front Row, Left to Right: Tauss, Nanninga, Kilby, Duval, Hogan Second Row: Lane, Higby, Spotts, Galliher Back Row: Truscott, Wilbarger, McLoney RIFLE AND PISTOL TEAMS The Varsity Rifle Team was divided into two teams this year, one team comprised of men from the Ground Force R. O. T. C. and one of men from the Air Force R. O. T. C. Both teams had a fairly successful season firing in dual matches and were chosen as part of the Second Army ' s representation in the national matches; however, the number of matches lost slightly over- balanced the number won. Credit should be given to Sergeants Trail and Bernardi and to Mr. R. S. Stewart for their tireless effort and proven ability as coaches. The Pistol Team were inactive because of limited range facilities. A new and better pistol range has been built, and the Pistol Team will resume its former status next year. X " 246 3© OUTRAGE i n JUNE, 1950 PLEASE TAKE ONE TALES OF THE SOUTH SIDE OF BARRACKS i-- Can you see any similarity betiween this scene and Bali Ha TALKING OF PHOTOGRAPHS . . . This year we have found that many scenes around barracks, and which many of us are exposed to daily, go virtually unnoticed in the busy life of the V. M. I. Cadet. We feel that in this section of " Talking of Photographs " we ought to bring to the attention of many readers some of the more interesting scenes and events. In these pictures you will see some of your old friends, such as OUie or Captain Patton, for example. Maybe some of you will cherish these photos as fond rememberances of your " rathood days and Keydet ways from third through first class years. " However, we doubt it. Suffice it to say, readers, that we have endeavored in these few pictures to bring to your attention scenes of the little noticed. Amen. The Cadet Charge at New Market: Although this famous muial is not shown in this picture it is interesting to note ho-w many cadets and their dates enjoy the splendor of this painting and the hallowed hall which enshrines it. 3» " 248 JS- Go Get ' Em Tex ! In this picture is depicted the wild enthusiasm with which the Corps received the courageous and lomantic deeds of the hero Off We Go ! In this scene is a typical Air Force Class in which the well-known Captain is instructing the students in the theory of flight. Note educational visual aids and models " Dress Up Those Lines. " This familiar phrase can be heard at almost every parade formation. It is interesting to note the wild flapping of arms, the hysterical cries, etc. (Advertisement) A B G: Always Bury Ghouls Don ' t Drool Smoke an Old Ghoul. . . A coffin in every carton. Why be lonely shunned, simply because you ' re dead? ... Old Ghouls are the only ciga- rette that you can smoke underground. . . 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I don ' t think you could have found a better man, be- cause I ' m such a good guy! There will be no drill and parade today! Your humble servant, OUie " get those kids off the parade ground " Bucher Dear Editors: May I be the first to congratulate you on your choice of dedicating the 1950 Bomb to Colonel Bucher. I don ' t think you could have found a better man, because he ' s such a good guy! There v ill be drill and parade today! Your humbler servant, Walt " you heard him say get off " Edens Dear Editors: I can ' t tell you how surprised I was to see my old business associate. Colonel Bucher, chosen for the dedi- cation of the Bomb. I worked with the Colonel for 20 years, and I know the fine guality of his work. He was the best man on my crew! Yours " ' til the Main Sinks gets stopped up again. " " Shorty " Dear Kids: We been one hoppy piples to know that you don got one nogoodnik lower (pfui) than the lowest (pfui) nogood- nik in (ugh) Slobbivia. You don got our dippist symphasis. The royal secretari, Meterhedski Moshil The royal flusher, el Copitan Moogeen I THREW UP Expose ' of the Year After viewing the above picture of the V. M. I. gymnastic team of 1894, all we of the OUTRAGE staff could say was: We knew it, we knew it! There has always been a mutual belief among the alumni and cadets that the members of this team have been connected with the Institute since its noble beginning in the pre-emancipation days. This photo is real proof positive! On close examination, one notices that the captain (by longevity) of the team, B. D. " AUey-Oop " Mayo, was suffering from a broken neck when the picture was taken. This accident occurred from a dangerous feat in which he closed a transom in a very unorthodox fashion. We hope that the members of this aggregation will continue somersaulting and hand- springing (with no hands — yet!) through life. We know they will never be defeated in- dividually, much less as a team, by cadets anyway. Being undefeated over a period of 56 years is quite a winning streak! 3© " 251 X " MOVIE OF THE YEAR " THE CHUMPION " " I may be down, but I ' ll never be out! " These are the words of " Kid " Punchie, a real game guy, whose motto is the theme of the Twentieth-Century Flops production, " The Chumpion, " which has been selected as the outstanding film of the year, and we ain ' t sayin ' how it ' s out- standing. Hailed by publicity that would make a presidential candidate turn green with envy, " The Chumpion " is being fed to a public that is ready to take anything, and is ready to pay through the nose to see it. Twentieth-Century Flops has obviously spared nothing in their attempt to get this publicity, since they chose the famous Armpit Theatre in Lexington, Virginia, as the spot for their world Premier. The Armpit, cultural center of this famous col- lege (using the word loosely) town (again using the word loosely) was crowded to overflowing with celebreties, many of whom came as far as ten miles to witness this Premier, seeing as how they had come to town to buy groceries anyhow. The producers were wise in their choice of Saturday as the day to hold the first showing. In its first attempt at producing a picture with an issue, T-C-F has done quite a job. The issue in " The Chumpion " appears every now and then, but always disappears before the audience can grasp it. A splendid job was done in the casting, with Bill " I-can-go-longer-without-shaving-than-you-can " Talbott portraying the roughest, toughest, meanest, slimiest b that ever kneed an opponent ' s groin. The minor players are better than average, particularly " Jock " Sutherland, who plays the part of the " Kid ' s " manager, " Bumpy " Walsh. " Jock " gives a lot of support. Also good are " Hunky " Schluter, as the fighter, " Dives " Dolan, and " Jingles " Lamarr as the " Kid ' s " wife, Rita. The scenes in which Rita lies passed out on the floor, bed, sofa, or what-have-you from an excess of dope, or a knock on the head are especially convincing. She seems to be bored to death with the whole damn shootin ' match. The story is that hoary old stinkeroo of the athlete who rises to the top, sinks to the gutter, and then makes a terrific comeback. The comeback in this case is crooked, seeing as how all the fights are fixed, except a couple in which the " Kid " has to put a weight in his gloves. But after all, who gives a damn? The only thing to be considered is winning, and that ' s just what the " Kid " does. The famous old Armpit Theatre, where of " The Chumpiori " was held The Kid flexes " Grey Gloves " ch npioriship in college Manager " Bumpy " gives the Kid a ' few|pointe ir trair ir g sessior durir g the rise to fame Decline starts when the Kid murders wife with baby ' s skate after she scorches his shirt Cigarettes, whiskey and dope fill the Kid ' s life after he pleads self-defense and gets acquitted " Bumpy " employs somewhat crooked tactii he leads the Kid ' s comeback The Kid proves that crime does pay, as he wins title from Dolan with loaded glove 3 253 3 A REVIEW OF V. M. I Football: In the final qu the 1949 Flying Squad: several points. With oi " who had a clear path U swamped by his many by fulfilling his duty tc of the football game of the year — against Army ailed the Black Knights of the Hudson by only ly seconds remaining, Veltri whipped a pass to Patton the goal line. However, our " Red " was immediately admirers, autograph-hunters and photographers, and his followers {see below) enabled the opposing team )wn him inches from the goal line! Basketball: In the critical game of th the V. M. I. basketball team was well c fourth quarter, Andy Law rence. in his bounded right through the r able either to remove him froi pression on our hero ' s face is he h: its n — aga Ithy exube and hung there. Tr his position or to sc( used by him being h: become " punchy! " estling: In the critical wre; r of North Carolina— the vi litement immediately folic , off the bench, injuring h nding unlimited match. I rit, voluntee stling match of the season — against the Uni ctory depended on the final match. But in wing the 175-pound match. Jerry Eggles imself and thus was unable to compete in Jragg. in true V, M. 1. win-or ;ing aken befo nbla the oppQ ng te Swimming: In the critical meet of the seasor the V. M. I. swimming team depended on the .■f,,In tn V,a. tT-ictory. Captain Nichols, who i nd when the smoke cleared, int. The above picture vras i rting gun i ■against Duke University— ist event, the 50-vard free 5 serving as a judge, fired . M. I. had no participant nediately taken! I pictu SPORTS 1949-1950 SEASON Baseball: In the c ginia — the V. M. I in the first of the loaded with only calamity (pictured belo ical game of the season- against the Ui iseball team was well on its way to an th the score 3—0 the U. Va .-; ,t. The next battet hit a high fly ball ndei the descending spheie but lost it ) allowed all three versity of Vi sy victory bi J got the b. re standing 4 4 and set point in the crucial match w ,ty " Turk " Angell smashed a terrific overhead shot (o ' that is). Total losses: The match, the rac: r-headed tennis player! Golf: In the cri- the V. M. I. golf hole. Thatcher Watsi ch happened L the proces. Outrage Salutes COLONEL BARKSDALE: GOOD GUY OF THE YEAR The Cadets of the V. M. I. summer school, better known as the " Floating University, " are lastingly endebted to " Pinky " for pro- viding such excellent free telephone service for them. Because of his efforts, calls could easily be made to as far away as Nome, Alaska. It goes to show that even officers have hearts. For his efforts, " Pinky " was awarded a beautiful 200-pound Mickey Mouse watch. " DEE-DEE " SHEPHERD: DIEHARD OF THE YEAR Cadet W. E. D. Shepherd was awarded this title through his refusal to accept his — pardon the expression — baldness. At last, after being the butt of poor jokes for years, v ith the help of his faithful barber, or rather masseur, John, he cultivated the luxurious growth seen above. His subseguent reward is evident in his beaming face. COLONEL COUPER: ENGINEER OF THE YEAR " It can ' t be done. You can ' t build a road there, " was what engineers told Colonel William Couper about his proposed turnpike behind new and old Barracks. But that didn ' t stop " Pearly, " as intimates call him. Armed witih grim determination, he built his road not once, but three times, as well as a beau- tiful lake, by-product of the landslides into the " Nile, " in which the first two attempts ended. Keep it up, " Pearly. " " HAP " DASHIELL: TRUE-LIFE SCHOLAR OF THE YEAR Cadet H. G. Dashiell was this year awarded a scholarship by " True-Life " magazine which each year rewards the teller of the most unusual true story. " Map ' s " tale dealt with his victorious conquest of a fifty-cent slot machine in the basement of the First Methodist Church, from which he emerged richer by $169.55. His motto; " Honesty Pays. " MAJOR LITTRELL: PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR Major Robert A. Littrell, famous merchandis- ing tycoon, is commended for his untiring efforts to redistribute the wealth. Known as " Robin Hood " to his friends, he has done a tremendous service to his country by taking money from the Cadets of the Virginia Mili- tary Institute and giving it to needy indivi- duals, namely, anybody who is connected with the Military Store. Always a shrewd man, he has relied on fabulous prices rather than armed robbery, knowing that in the end he could get just as much. PEYTON ROBERTSON (PERIOD) Long known as an avid supporter of Keydet sports, the " Alligator " rose to new heights in his senior year, as he put to shame PA systems, cheering sections and school bands. Otherwise a meek, unassuming lad, the short haired youngster took on a new aggressive- ness at the opening whistle of each game. Every Corps needs one such man, but no more 116-132 NORTH JEFFERSON STREET • ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 1 The First National Bank OF LYNCHBURG LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA In Lynchburg . . . SHOP AT The Webb-Whitaker Co. 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Virginia Staunton, Virginia COLLIER, W. D. SHEPHERD, E., Jr. 242 Summit Avenue 16 Pinecrest Road 1 Haddonfield, New Jersey Birmingham, Alabama 107 Logan Street Gloucester, Virginia Bluefield, Virginia DISSEK, J., Jr. SIMPSON, H. J. 1909 Union Road 1310 Buckingham Avenue Gardenville, Virginia Norfolk. Virginia DRESSER, W. C. STEIN, G. C. Appomattox, Virginia 3523 Carolina Avenue Richmond, Virginia GILLESPIE, S. S. Lebanon, Virginia TAUSS, R. S. 1 358 Fulton Avenue j GUIN, B. J. New York 56, New York 854 College Street Shreveport, Louisiana WHITEHURST, W. A. Fitty-Fourth Street I HAMNER, H. D., Jr. Virginia Beach, Virginia Ammon, Virginia WINFREE, W. W., Jr. LAINE E R I 1503 Langhorne Road ,,,. ' , ' „. . . Lynchburg. Virginia Windsor. Virginia CLASS OF 1950-B (Graduates) ABRAMEDIS, S. J. BENNETT. H. G.. Jr. 608 Roxbury Street 437 West Main Street Clifton Forge. Virginia Danville. Virginia ACKERMAN. J. F.. Jr. BENTLEY. C. L. 140 Helen Street 215 Thirteenth Street Binghamton. New York Honesdale, Pennsylvania 1 1 ALTIZER, T. W. BERBERICH. J. V. III. 1 Box 95 5051 First Street. N. W. North Tazewell, Virginia Washington. D. C. ANDREWS, C. A., Jr. BERLIN, N. D.. Jr. 643 Chancellor Avenue 642 Seneca Street Irvington. New Jersey Harrisburg. Pennsylvania ANGELL, H. T.. Jr. BERRY, C. Apartment 8-D. Franklin Heights Apartments 202 Fisher Park Circle Roanoke. Virginia Greensboro. North Carolina 3B- 285 38r DIRECTORY CLASS OF 1950-B (Graduates)— Continued BLACKWELL, W. H., Jr. Rehoboth Church, Virginia BLAYDES, M. C. Spottsylvania, Virginia BOEHM. F. G. 369 Seventy-Eighth Street Brooklyn, New York BOLVIG, C. P. 3707 Mountain Park Circle Birmingham, Alabama BOND, G. W., Jr. 515 Peaks Street Bedford, Virginia BORTON, F. E. 547 N. E., Fifty-Seventh Street Miami, Florida BOWER. J. M. Oakwood Street Bedford, Virginia BRAGG, C. W., Jr. 106 West Pine Street Clifton Forge, Virginia BRAND, H. McG. 300 Second Street Salem, Virginia BROOKE, R. L. 3205 Hawthorne Avenue Richmond, Virginia BROWN, S. B. 4008-A Brook Road Richmond, Virginia BUCHANAN, W. J. 2201 Warwood Avenue Wheeling, West Virginia BURCKELL, T. J. 1 08 Tuckahoe Boulevard Richmond, Virginia BURNHAM, Y. G. 81 Prospect Avenue Montclair, New Jersey BURWELL, E. B. 319 Riverside Avenue Covington, Virginia BUTLER, J. E. 419 Keswick Street Clifton Forge, Virginia CARRINGTON, K. W. 22 North Kershaw Street York, Pennsylvania CHEGIN, L. J. 511 Murray Avenue Donora, Pennsylvania CHRYSSIKOS, H. L. 705 Grove Street Bedford, Virginia COFFMAN, G. S. 141 Buffalo Street Elkins, West Virginia COSTELLO, F. A., Jr. 229 South Second Street Clarksburg, West Virginia COUPLAND, R. C, Jr. 6352 Thirty-First Place, N. W. Washington 15, D. C. CROWDER, C. C, Jr. 204 Acacia Avenue Biloxi, Mississippi DASHIELL, H. G., Jr. Smithfield, Virginia DAVIS, C. C. 207 Fifth Street California, Pennsylvania DAVIS, J. G. Route 4, Box 1 10 Martinsville, Virginia DRISKILL, W. L., Jr. 3309 Wilson Avenue Lynchburg, Virginia DUKE, J. E. Ill 2324 Townes Lane Austin, Texas ELLIS, J. M. 64 West Foirrteenth Street Bayonne, New Jersey EVA, T. V. 635 Allen Street Syracuse, New York FELVEY, J. II Route 4, Ri :hmond, Virginia FISHER, E., Jr. 39 Strathmore Road Brighton, Massachusetts FLAGGE, B. d ' E. 37 1 5 CoUey Avenue Norfolk, Virginia FLEMING, D. W. 54 Lake Street Hamden, Connecticut FLIPPEN, J. H., Jr. 307 Mason Street Crewe, Virginia FRANKLIN, B. T. -Fall Hill, " R. F. D. 1 Fredericksburg, Virginia DIRECTORY CLASS OF 1 950-B ( Graduates )— Continued FRENCH, H. W. HUNDLEY, L. R. 2457 Tunlaw Road, N. W. 1401 Grady Avenue Washington, D. C. Charlottesville, Virginia FULGHAM, J. R., Jr. HURLEY, B. C, Jr. Windsor, Virginia 2544 Peachtree Road GALLIHER, C. L., Jr. Atlanta, Georgia 1 06 Spruce Street JOLLY, J. H. Bristol, Tennessee Holland, Virginia GETZEN, F. W. JONES, G. H., Jr. 5 Eighth Street White Post, Virginia Dade City, Florida JONES, J. D. GOLIGHTLY, J. G. 1410Berkely 1006 Virginia Street Dallas 8, Texas East Charleston, West Virginia KELLY, T. D. GORDON, J. M. 3103 Circle Hill Road 211 Grayson Street Alexandria, Virginia Portsmouth, Virginia KELLY, W. W. GRAY, Z. T. Ill 768 Shawnee Avenue 94 Thirty-Second Street Big Stone Gap, Virginia Newport News, Virginia KESLER, R. M. GREEN, A. H. Box 45 Glass Post Office Riverton, Virginia Gloucester, Virginia KIRK, T. H., Jr. GREEN, H. B. R. F. D. 1, Box 69-A 131 Tarragone Way Portsmouth, Virginia Daytona Beach, Florida HAGAN, R. R. 524 Warren Crescent KIRSCH, D. D. 2228 Sunset Boulevard Steubenville, Ohio Norfolk, Virginia KOHEN, J. B., Jr. HALPIN, D. J. 2301 Pemberton Drive 1365 Brunswick Avenue Norfolk, Virginia Toledo, Ohio KOVARIK, D. F. HANDY, T. R. 1503 North Edison Street 3507 Seminary Avenue Arlington, Virginia Richmond 22, Virginia KRITZMACHER, E. E. HANSEN, M. W. 535 Central Avenue 802 Thirty-Eighth Avenue Bound Brook, New Jersey San Francisco 21, California KUYKENDALL, W. B., Jr. HARRISON, L. A., Jr. 718 South Washington Street Box 13, Route 1 Alexandria. Virginia Salem, Virginia LANCASTER, G. G., Jr. HARRISON, W. E., Jr. 324 Albemarle Avenue 209 Commonwealth Avenue Richmond, Virginia Alexandria, Virginia LAWRENCE, A. L., Jr. ' HARWOOD, T. P., Jr. 3356 Forsyth Road Saluda, Virginia Macon, Georgia HAWKINS, J. B. 117 Bonita Drive LEITHISER, R. E. 616 South Washington Street Birmingham, Alabama Harve-de-Grace. Maryland HAYES, S. L., Jr. LEWANE, L. L. ' 2319 Norton Road 1450 Mt. Ephraim Avenue Charlotte, North Carolina Camden, New Jersey ar 287 3Br DIRECTORY CLASS OF 1950-B (Graduates)— Continued LEWIS, W. C. II 316 East Park Avenue Tallahassee, Florida LOPEZ, E. M., Jr. Philippirxe Embassy (Philippine Islands) Washington, D. C. LUNSFORD, L., Jr. Apt. 3, 4255 Twin Brooks Road Brookhaven, Georgia LYND, R. F. 362 Sherwood Avenue Staunton, Virginia LYONS, J. H., Jr. 2700 Thirty-Sixth Street, N. W. Washington, D. C. MADONIA, R. V. 1 Wesley Street Baldwin, Long Island, New York MANDT, R. R. 1 538 Kanawha Boulevard East Charleston, West Virginia MARBLE, D. W. 211 North Front Street Harrisburg, Pennsyl ' MARTIN, R. L. 196 Palmer Avenue Staten Island 2, New York MASON, G. 24 South Adams Street Petersburg, Virginia MASSIE, R. W. Ill R. F. D. 2 Lynchburg, Virginia Moloney, d. w. Route 4 Cynthiana, Kentucky McMANUS, N. J., Jr. 38-30 Douglaston Parkway Douglaston, New York McWANE, H. E., Jr. 1010 Langhorne Road Lynchburg, Virginia MEREDITH, P. M. 1017 Baldwin Avenue Norfolk, Virginia MICHAUX, M. W. Brantley Apt., No. 4, East Walnut Street Goldsboro, North Carolina MICHIE, H. N., Jr. 820 West Rowa n Street Fayetteville, No rth Carol MILLER, E. A., Jr. 22 Fulton Avenue Atlantic Beach, New York MITCHELL, A. J. 2055 Ocean Avenue Brooklyn 30, New York MITCHELL, J. H. 503 East Methvin Longviewr, Texas MOORE, F. S. 518 Taylor Street Lexington, Virginia MOORE, W. R. R. F. D. 3, Box 125 Lynchburg, Virginia MORTON, R. S. Old Forest Road Pevree Valley, Kentucky MOSS, J. B., Jr. 1 604 North Twenty-First Street Richmond, Virginia MUIR, W. R. 2725 Sedgwick Avenue New York, New York NARDELLO, J. P. 210 Pomeroy Street PeekskiU, New York NEAL, R. P. Box 95 North Tazeiwell, Virginia NORRIS, R., Jr. 2003 Westover Hills Boulevard Richmond 24, Virginia NURNEY, J. W., Jr. 116 Clay Street Suffolk, Virginia OAST, E. L., Jr. Pinehurst Portsmouth, Virginia ODELL, L. E. 601 Woodbine Avenue Rochester 11, New York OLIVARES, J. E., Jr. Hdgrs. Harbor Defenses of Portsmouth, Qtrs. No. 21 Fort Williams, Maine OLIVER, G. L., Jr. 1747 Link Road Lynchburg, Virginia OVERMAN, W. C, Jr. 607 Agawam Street Elizabeth City, North Carolina js- DIRECTORY CLASS OF 1950-B (Graduates)— Continued PALAZZO, V. D. 86-11 Northern Boulevard Jacksor Heights, New York, New Yc PALMER, P. R. 2000 South State Street St. Joseph, Michigan PARROTT, J. H., Jr. 3292 Allendale Street Roanoke, Virginia PHILLIPS, T. B., Jr. R. F. D. 7, Box 202 Richmond, Virginia PATTON, C. H. 341 West Ponce de Leon Decatur, Georgia PHILLIPS, T. C, Jr. 212 Whites Mill Abingdon, Virginia POTTERFIELD, W. C, Jr. 3715 Elkader Road Baltimore 18, Maryland RAFFENSPERGER, J. W. 902 F Street, Sparrows Point Baltimore 1 9, Maryland REED, P. W. 4817 Thirty-Sixth Street, N. W., Nc Washington, D. C. REINHOLD, E. G. 115 N. W.. One Miami, Florida Hundred and Ninth Street RENTON, B. E. 5 Henry Street Tuckahoe 7, New York ROBERTSON, J. W. P. Box 42, Wyndham Warrenton, Virginia ROBERTSON, R. J., Jr. 5330 Powhatan Avenue Norfolk, Virginia RUDD, R. H., Jr. 4315 Fauquier Avenue Richmond, Virginia SACRA, W. E. Linden Farm Rapidan, Virginia SALLEY, G. E. 47 East Lock Lane Richmond, Va. SAUDER, H. B. Howard Place Wheeling, West Virginia SAUNDERS, S. E., Jr. Arrington, Virginia SCHAUMBURG, F. W., Jr. 18 Jerome Place Upper Montclair, New Jersey SCHLUTER, C. J. 142 Thirtieth Street Seattle 22, Washington SHEFFIELD, J. W., Jr. 132 Taylor Street Americus, Georgia SHEPHERD, W. E. D. Quantico, Virginia SILVER, F. L. 1530 Dixon Drive Columbus, Georgia SKELTON, R. E. 2515 Carolina Avenue, South Roanoke Roanoke, Virginia SMALLWOOD, G. E. Boydton, Virginia SMITH, E. L. 807 West Franklin Street Richmond, Virginia SMITH, R. N. 226 College Avenue Bluefield. Virginia STEPHENS, J. W., Jr. 231 Nightingale Trail Palm Beach, Florida STRAWHAND, T. L. Ill 3404 Park Avenue Richmond 21, Virginia STROHM, H. W. 6929 Greenhill Road Philadelphia 31, Pennsylvania SUTHERLAND, H. T. Liberty Academy Bedford, Virginia TAFT, K. E., Jr. 8 Chestnut Hill Avenue White Plains, New York TALBOTT, W. P. 2710 Rosalind Avenue Roanoke, Virginia TAMALIS, R. F. 178 Hillside Avenue Edwardsville, Pennsylvania TAYLOR, J. K. 313 South Lincoln Street Hinsdale, Illinois JF " 289 ' DIRECTORY CLASS OF 1950-B (Graduates)— Continued TEWES. C. E., Jr. 132 Park Drive San Antonio, Texas THOMAS, J. L. 9308 University Boule Richmond, Virginia THOMPSON, N. B. 527 Woods Avenue, S. Roanoke, Virginia THORNTON, W. L. 332 East W: Neenah, Wisconsin TILLER, C. M. 374 Walnut Avenue, S. W. Roanoke, Virginia TOWNDSEND, R. T., Jr. 3O8V2 South Gerard Albuquerque, New Mexico TRAPPEY, R. J., Jr. Box 419 Lafayette, Louisiana TRINKLE, R. J., Jr. 606 Stonewall Street Lexington, Virginia TUXHORN, W. R. 1005 West California Urbana, Illinois TWEEDY, F. V. 1219 South Grand Avenue Lynchburg, Virginia VAN OMMEREN, W. 123 South Fifth Street Perkasie, Pennsylv VAUGHAN, I. N. 303 Caroline Street Ashland, Virginia VELTRI, J. 1116 Martin A New Kensingtoi Pennsylvania VICKERS, W. M. 1915 K Street, N. W. Washington, D. C. VOLK, A. M. 1044 East Twelfth Street Brooklyn 30, New York WAGNER, A. S., Jr. 3735 Keswick Road Baltimore 11, Maryland WALKER, T. C, Jr. 814 North Jefferson Mt. Pleasant, Texas WARING, R. K., Jr. Residence Park Palmerton, Pennsylvania WARREN, R. A., Jr. 2184 Washington Boulevard Huntington, West Virginia WARRINGTON, J. M. 5511 North 19 Street Arlington, Virginia WATSON, N. T. 251 Riverdale Drive Macon, Georgia Weller, C. W. 151 Fenimore Road Mamaroneck, New York WEST, J. S. 3600 Noble Avenue Richmond, Virginia WHITE, R. A. North Shore Road Norfolk 8, Virginia WILBER, T. B. 1174 Lowell Road Schenectady, New York WILLIAMS, E., Jr. 1419 Goodbar Memphis, Tennessee WISE, H. E. 1014 North Rodney Street Wilmington, Delaware WITCHER, M. E. 808 Woodward Street Houston, Texas WOODMAN, R. T. 3 Vine Street Milford, New Hampshire WORK, J. 1005 Selma Boulevard Staunton, Virginia WORTHINGTON, M. McL. 43 Broadwray Bel Air, Maryland WRIGHT, J. L., Jr. 301 Caroline Street Ashland, Virginia ZETTERSTRAND, G. K. Box 148 Woodstock, New York 3Br 290 3W DIRECTORY Brother Rats of 1950-B Remaining at the Institute CLASS OF 1951 CAROZZA, A. T. II 3947 Canterbury Road Baltimore 8, Maryland CARRINGTON, J. W. South Main Street Chatham, Virginia COMERFORD, J. R., Jr. 98 Montague Street Brooklyn, New York COX, F. W., Jr. Oceana, Virginia DEYERLE, C. D. Route 4, Windsor Hills Roanoke, Virginia DRUMWRIGHT. T. F. 82 Main Street Hilton Village, Virginia EVERS, J. H. 104 North Road Nutley, New Jersey GUINN, G. W., Jr. Goshen, Virginia HAWTHORNE, E. A. Keys ville, Virginia JONES A. B. Ill 913 East Screven Stree Quitman, Georgia KILBY, W. T. 613 Butler Avenue Suffolk, Virginia McDANIEL, A. W. 401 North Sycamore fli Mt. Sterling, Kentucky McGEE, G. C. 1419 Overbrook Street Richmond, Virginia REYNOLDS, D. R., Jr. 272 North Grant Avenu. Kittanning, Pennsylvania TEMPLETON, H. R. R. F. D. 4, Box 40 Lynchburg, Virginia TROMPETTER, W. P. 339 Sunset Road West Reading, Pennsylv; WEBB, P. T., Jr. 29 Ivan Avenue Wayne, Pennsylvania CLASS OF 1952 CAUDLE, B. I Route 4 Roanoke, Virgi HOGAN, W. C. Ill Quarters No. 2 U. S. Coast Guard Training Station Groton, Connecticut REARICK, L. K. Box 166, R. D. 1 Rural Valley, Pennsylvania JS " 291 38 ' " TO . . TO Bill Dooley and Mr. J. R. Sprinkle, of The Stone Printing Company, for all that they did to help us prepare this book. Bill, we would like to thank you especially for the endless time and untiring efforts which you gave so freely. We will long remiember those conferences at Archie ' s and the Hotel Roanoke. TO Mrs. Mary Cauley and Andy McClung, of Andre ' Studio, for the fine photographic work for which they were responsible; to Mr. McClung for the many times he came to V. M. I. to take one or two pictures and never complained, and to Mary, who spent most of her working days for our benefit with the result that all our pictures were completed in time. TO Ed Coleman, of the Lynchburg Engraving Company, who saw this book through from its infancy to completion and helped us so much in its arrangement and layout; Ed thought nothing of driving one hundred miles to work with us until past midnight in the Bomb room. TO Archie Childress who became unofficial banker for the Bomb and gave so much of his time in aiding the Business Manager. TO Mr. Gordon, the laundry manager, who on several occasions had whiet ducks cleaned to satisfy the idiosyncracies of the editors. TO the artists of the Lynchburg Engraving Company and The Stone Print- ing Company, Mansen Allen and Clay Ferguson, who so willingly endured our confused directions and prepared exactly what we de- sired; to Mansen for the opening section and to Clay for the cover. TO Colonel Barksdale and the Superintendent ' s office for their liberality with the " Approved " stamp on our permits. TO Colonel Bucher who let us run more than one drill period in our own way in order to get pictures taken. TO Colonel Townes, our advisor, for his active interest in the creation and completion of our book and his willing response to our every call. TO all of you who so patiently bore the trials that went with the publication of the 1950 BOMB and gave of your time, energy and experience, we express our sincere thanks and appre- ciation. Edward L. Oast, Jr. Co- Editor Emil Fisher, Jr. Co- Editor Samuel B. Brown Business Manager ■ ' " V % ' i III a i ' «W H ;-.-m- j» 1 — 7 i

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