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m rr r 111! 18 i f m : 1 1 III ' IILIi II II II mrmTT li II I nil I m . " ■ ' ' m V Mail» Mm - .dU 1 Co-Edilors Stanleigh H. Jones, Jr, Charles R. Steward Businpss Manager Gene Curv 19S3 BOMB ANNUAL PUBLICATION OF THE CORPS OF CADETS OF THE JiJtama uiMi A idMi Lexington, Virginia liTTpN- ' ' ■ . FOREWORD he times in which we live are strained times; war and peace are delicately balanced on the thread of fate. That fate may determine jnst how long this world is to exist. We realize the position of snch a school as VMI in this situ- ation, for we will have an active part in whatever happens, whether there be war or peace. We know the value of the training given at VMI, and we hold dear that which makes us citizen soldiers. In the pages that follow, we have tried to show our school as most of its friends, alumni and cadets know it and remember it. We have not glorified it, for it needs no further glory. We have shown it a reverence that is due to great things. We have not given you " VMI, the West Point of the South. " We have given you VMI, " in peace a citadel of knowledge, in war a tower of strength. " ( oHtmt BOOK 1. (t Ctute BOOK 2 BOOK 3. BOOK 4. 4ctwitce BOOK 5. U itUetcc i ei % ■s - •V « TO vmWCAH K» HOW | % gig » 3 coiJiir . ■ ' ' : ■■• .-- " - ' 4 :vv da 0 e INSTITUTE J :-:v v ' :ex - ttau aiiiaiW ■ ■ 1 ■ ■ ■ ;:Jt: DEDICATION In appreciation of his commendable work at VMI, his keen understanding of the Corps and his interest taken in all phases of life here at the Institute, the 1953 VMI BOMB is respectfully dedicated. MAJOR GENERAL ILLIAM H. MILTON, JR. Eighth Superiiitendetit of t ' MI The VMI Corps in general and the first class in particular are familiar with General Milton from the standpoint of the speaker ' s rostrum, and his remarks have always searched the conscience of the men present, Ijringing out the hest in them. The duties of such a man as the Superintendent of VMI are rigorous, and General Milton has proved himself to be the man for the job. An easy casual, but highly efficient atmosphere surrounds him both on the job at his office and in his dealings with the cadets all about the post. During the stay of only one year so far, the General has shown an interest and a devotion to his work that has made him admired by all. Any man in the Corps will give evidence to his sincerity and frankness in meeting the many prob- lems placed before him as Superintend- ent. The position is a large one to fill properly, but VMI may proudly claim that she has a man large enough to fill it. HIS EXCELLENCY, JOHN STEWART BATTLE Governor of Virginia THE BOARD OF VISITORS Abney BoxJey Roanoke, Va. Worthington Faulkner . .Glasgow, Va. John C. Hagan Richmond, Va. Dr. Dowell J. Howard . . Richmond, Va. Jay W. Johns Charlottesville, Va. George C. Marshall Leesburg, Va. G. Alvin Massenburg. . .Hampton, Va. J. Clifford Miller Richmond, Va. John C. Parker Franklin, Va. E. Ashton Sale Martinsville, Va. William M. Stokes .... Lynchburg, Va. D. M. Thornton Norfolk, Va. OFFICERS OF THE BOARD John C. Hagan President J. Harry Ebeling Secretary THE BOARD OF VISITORS IN SESSION Lieutenant General CHARLES EVANS KILBOLRNE Superintendent Emeritus Lieutenant General RICHARD JAQUELIN MARSHALL Former Superintendent ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Top Row: Colonel William Couper Business Executive Officer. Historiographer; Li, Colonel Flouruoy H. Barksdale. Military Executive Officer; Lt, Colonel Brooke B. Mallorr, M,D.. Surgeon Bottom Row: Major J. Harry Ebeling. Treasurer; Major Robert Littrell, Military Store- keeper. Purchasing Officer; Mr. R. Marlowe Harper. Assistant Treasurer LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN E. TOWNES The assistance on mailers pcrlainiiij; t i the BOMR Ihal Colonel Townes has given have gone far lo make ihis publiealion possible, and il is vvilh a deep sense of graliludc lo iheir advisor lhal Ihe edilors of ihis BOMB offer il to the Corps. LIEUTENANT COLONEL HERBERT A. JACOB Those who have read copies of the Alunini Review " ' have seen the fine work that Colonel Jacob has done as Alumni Secretary. Once you have met him you will never forget his cordial, easy manner, topped off with a broad grin. MAJOR O. L. DENTON As Foundation Secretary Major Denton is a key figure in the handling of VMI ' s myriad of business details. The VMI Foundation requires a big man and il has that man in Major Denton. colom:i. kohkim a. m iu;. jii. Head of Civil Engineering Uepartmrnt CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT Mr. B. S. Clark, Instructor in Civil Engineering Major W. B. Corniack, Assistant Professor of Geology Captain D. M. Crini. Instructor in Civil Engineering Major S. W. Dobyns. Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Captain S. S. Gillespie. Instructor in Civil Engineering Colonel J. H. C. Mann. Professor of Civil Engineering Major J. A. McDonoujili. Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Major J. M. Morgan, Jr., Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Captain A. C. Taylor, Instructor in Civil Engineering BKK, UIEK (,LM-,K L sTKWAKT W . ANDERSON Head of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Deparlinen ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS Colonel H. P. Boykin, Professor of Mechanics and Drawing Mr. J. F. Hartis, Jr., Instruclor in Mechanics and Drawing Mr. F. R. Hurt, Instructor in Drawing Colonel J. S. Jamison, Jr., Professor of Electrical Engineering Major E. A. Miller, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Major L. L. Nichols, Jr., Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Mr. H. E. Smith, Instructor of Mechanics and Drawing Colonel R. J. Trinkle, Professor of Mechanics COLONEL ROBERT L. BATES Head of Physics and Science Departments PHYSICS AND SCIENCE DEPARTMENTS Mr. J. Breazeale, Instriiclor in Physics Mr. D. R. Carpenter, Jr., Instriiclor in Physics Colonel R. P. Carroll, Professor of Biology Mr. A. IM. (lonyne. Instructor in Biology Colonel J. G. Foster, Professor of Physics Colonel S. iM. Heflin. Department Head, Physics Lt. Colonel J. B. Newman, Associate Professor of Physics Captain A. B. Nienieyer, Jr.. Instructor in Biology Mr. E. K. Paxton, Associate Professor of Physics Colonel R. C. Weaver, Professor of Physics COLONEL LESLIE GERMAN Professor of Chemistry CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT 2ncl Lieutenant C. L. Hansrote, Assistant Instructor in Chemistry Mr. J. B. Jurale, Assistant Instructor in Chemistry Major R. B. Linville, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Mr. D. K. Marehand, Instructor in Chemistry Lt. Colonel B. W. Mundy, Associate Professor of Chemistry Major G. M. Piekral, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Colonel H. E. Ritehey, Professor of Chemistry Major C. W. Smart, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Major G. Wise, Assistant Professor of Chemistry COIONKL RAYMOND E. DIXON Head of English Department ENGLISH DEPARTMENT Colonel H. N. Dillard, Professor of English Captain T. B. Gentry. Inslriirtor in English Mr. M. E. Kasten. Instructor in English 1st Lieutenant W. W. Kelly, Assistant Instructor in English Mr. J. L. Kinuney. Instructor in English Lt. Colonel A. M. Li] !ioonil . Jr.. Associate Professor of English Colonel H. i l. Read. Professor of English Mr. G. L. Roth. Assistant Professor of English Lt. Colonel C. C. Tutwiler. Jr.. Associate Professor of English (:OL Kl. jon i). i n i.lkk Professor of History and Economics HISTORY AND ECONOMICS DEPARTMENTS Captain S. S. Bradford. Jr., Inslrurlor in History Major G. M. Brooke, Assistant Professor of History Dr. L. Burnette, Jr., Instructor in History Major C. B. Goolrirk, Assistant Professor of History Mr. F. T. Martin, Instructor in Economics Lt. Colonel J. E. Townes, Associate Professor of History Captain T. Wilson, Instructor in History Mr. P. P. Wisman, Instructor in Economics COLONEL B. DAVIS MAYO Heoil of Matheniatics Department MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT Lt. Colonel G. B. Ax, Assoeintt ' Professor of Mnlhematics Colonel W. E. Byrne. Professor of Mathfmntics Mr. K. E. Clark. Instructor itt Mathematirs Colonel R. H. Knox. Professor of Mathematics Colonel K. S. Purdie, Professor of Mathematics Mr. W. G. Saunders, Instructor ire Mathematics Mr. R. F. Steward. Instructor in Mathematics C UX)NKL T. A. E. IMOSKLE Professor of Spanish FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENTS Colonel S. F. Blain, Professor of Spanish Colonel M. F. Edwards, Head of German Department Mr. F. R. Espinosa, Instructor in Spanish Lt. Colonel A. L. Lancaster, Associate Professor of German Colonel S. M. Millner, Jr., Professor of French Captain F. G. Piercy, Instructor in Spanish E CORPS ! • ' I ' F M . JL-JLI ' ■. ' . ' --:.-: ' .-, ' -. , -■... fiSS««-.V.: ? .. A . ■ • ;;v ' Jtf k 1 m k :-tii Lj --f te - SJiWI y r J ■». - ' 1 COLONEL FRANK R. PANCAKE Commandant of Cadets Professor of Air Science and Tactics LT. COL. HENRY C. KERLIN Professor of Military Science and Tactics L»5MJiJ3(BtJl 0 = ' THE COLORS Air Force Military Science and ROTC Personnel Front Row: Lt. Col. H. W . Lanreiice. Maj. S. .4. Farris. Mnj. W . C. Jones. Capt. M. S. Street, Capl. W. H. iSelson Back Row: M sgt. J. F. Mnroiiey. M sgl. F. .4. Holden, S sgt. P. L. Boivles. T sgt. H. P. Morgan. M xgt. P. J. Southern, M sgt. C. M. Cohen, M sgt. J. E. O ' ISeil. Not in picture, M sgt. E. E. W ysong Ground Force Military Science and ROTC Personnel 1 ir«t !! « : l» t J . (I.I. Tarkenlon. Capl. J. I!, t.ilhrrl. CI. J. I ' . II, or,,. M,,,. II . (,. Cloirr. Col. h. I ' . Fuller. Capl. F. II. Earle Second Row: M sgl. O. , . Barr. M sgl. J. M. Banks. M sgt. (ret.) IT. M. Zolhnan. M sgt. G. 4. Driskill. M sgt. 1. J. Parrish Third Row: M sgl. A. J. Menard. M .-igl. 0. L. Gould, M sgt. C. E. Spangler. M sgl. J. R. Hartlett INol in picture: Ij. Col. J. P. Moore 7 REGIMENTAL BATTALION STAFFS CHARLES R. STEWART Regimental Com niander JOHN P. PRILLAMAN Commander. First Battalion HARRY A. JOHNSTON II Commander, Second Battalion THE REGIMENTAL STAFF JAMES P. CROSS, JR. Regimental S-1 JAMES I ' . IIOLLEY Regimental S-3 WALTER H. NE MOiN Regitnental S-4 THE BATTALION STAFFS J. L. McLAIN Battalion S-3 T. K. MARIANl llallalion S-4 W. W. KOONTZ. JR. A. S. MATTOX G. W. COCK Battalion S-4 Regimental Sgt. Major Regimental Supply Sgl. O. R. NAIMANN Color Sergeant P. R. MEYER Color Sergeant STATE : OBJECTS • OF HONEST PR.1D SPECIMENS • OF • CITIZEN SOLDIERS PR.OVD • OF- HER. FAME • AND • READ TO VINDICATE HIRHDN y •THEIR.- IHSTRyCTORS AND FAIR ' ACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE • STATE EVERYTIME-QF- DEEPEST- PERIL )R- DEFEJ ID HER- RIGHTS lES ' ( SPECIMENS • OF • CITIZEN • SOLDIE] PROVD OF HER- FAME • AND • KU • • TO VINDICATE HER- HC B COMPANY ISl " Burton. B. A. Conlev. F. H. Hubbard. R. A. „,(,., .„r,,„ro(s Alniv. ft . D. Baker. R. C. Cridlin. W. B. Fulsham. W. M. Kerlin. W . T. Luck. C. S. Maddos. (. M. Murhlhauscn. A. H. Parsons. D. F. Reed. W. J. Sherrv. C. A. Thomas. U. T. Da is. T. H. Gilbert. J. L. Liggett. J. F. MeClung. H. Moncrief. W. Nelson. T. W . Noell. W. C. Schermerhurr Sovik, R. A. Wong. Y. S. Cadel Pri •a es. Sect nH CI Adams. W . H. Bain. J Barthel me ss. J. L Bell. L. C Benson J W. Boring. w . D. Chandl r. E. W. Coekeri le L. L. Fischer J L. Ford. C . A. Handv. J. R. Harriso n. T. n. E. cox H. R. () TLAM) J. A. BYRON W H. AT ILL II. J. ARCHER v i:umman,l,.r Fir. I L, ■ulenanl Sec. „. t.Vul, „„..! S,c n,l Lieule„a„l Seco irf tie.ileno TTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE STATE s|EVER.YTIMEQF DEEPEST PERIL OR- DEFEIS|D- HER- RIGHTS- • - itt Lewis, J. M. B. Mondy, J. S. Moore, R. J. Santos, E. A. Terry, C. W. Williams, S. J. Cadel Privates. Tl Ansbaeher, R. Archer, H. P. Denson. C. L. Ekings, J. D. Holconibe, J. L. Jolinson, J. P. 5, C. C. Langhorn. W. H Lawrence, J. D. MaSBie, J. D. McCanls, A. E. McKimie, J. B. Nollev, W . T. Pierson, D. C. Rhodes, W. E. Sc idio, N. J. Th, ' Hrsl Class Pri,„le SPECIMENS • OF • CITIZEN • SOLDIE PROVD • OF • HER- FAME • AND • RL • • TOVINDICATEHERHC J r Carlfl Captain Shorter, W. W . CaHel First Lieutenant Cadet Supply Sergeant Dunlap, D. J. Cadet Sergeants Berrv. J. L. Cock, C. W. Gowen, H. W. Knapp, J. W. Novak. M. J. Trun.bo, R. B. Dean. C. W. Fulks. J. B. Lawson, K. F. Leech. F. J. Chaniblin, B. B. Claus. H. F. Conolv, D. B. Forsvlh. M. W. Rice. D. F. Spencer, F. E. Speth. J. E. Stillwell. R. L. COMPANY Gornto. H. C. Cadet Second Lieutenant Mallo. H. R. Monerief. J. A. Trigs. J. 1» . Petlvjohn. M. 1. Ridgcley, R. H. Rogero. R. S. Sidney, J. Slough. C. D. Thompson. F. C. Forlin. P. E. Fu. :. Y. George. N. L. Hibbilts. L. H. Hofheimer. H. R. Home. J. W . Slreett. T. B. Vilale. A. M. Woods. W. S. D. Yu, K. L. Cadet Priiales. Second Cla Cadet First Serneant Cadet Corporals Adams. G. S. Cadet Privates, Firs 1 Class Jones. E. S. Jones. S. D. Barclay. C. S. V. Carney. J. E. Hiilnie. H. S. C.olci.a... R. C. Artz. E. H. Moreman. R. E. D. Crockett, V. L. ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE STATE • ' EVERY- TIME • QF • DEEPEST PERIL R- OR DEFEIsfD- HER- RIGHTS- • • L Daniel, J. S. Decker, H. R. Flynn, J. R. n, W. H. Fuller, J. D. P. Mapp, J. A. McDowell, J. Nowilzky, G. M. Robertson, E. J. Schubmehl, W. P. Webb, T. G. Cancellicrc, P. R. Cordell, G. V. Dautel, C. Dicks, T. A. Dunsetb, J. Ferguson, E. Foley, M. J. Ouinlan, R. T. Reese. K. D. Reynolds, J. D. Rossie, Vi . L. Snyder, W. L. Slokes, W. M. Thomas. C. R. Tolley, C. P. Uhler. E. F. ieir, G. W. K ilson, A. H. Wilson, F. C. S illshire. J. R. Wingale. P. C. 1- . i! -J iSlM r l ' fV f 1 1 Ml p 1 1 sss tfl t SPECIMENS • OF • CITIZEN • SOLDIER PROyDOFHERFAMEANDREAii • • TO- VINDICATE HER- HOr D COMPANY Cadet t.tipltiiii. t.omtnant. i .K (.«. ..( !,,,,.(_ S,.r- eu„l Cadet (.„r,,„ral t.adet friialei. Firs (.J l.s W hillen. W . C. Hudson, P. C. Massad. L. B. Biknkv. M. I. Filer. R. H. Bajliss. W. H. Bigner. C. T. Vi inner, R. L. Cadet First Lieutenant Harris. R. A. Dalton. R. T. Cadet Privates, Second CI Br„i.n F I Harris. S . O. Davia, A. J. Anchors, C. G. t adt t )(rffrnii s Jones, G. L. Haywood, R. D. Casey, R. H. (,« , 1 s....,i,( ;,,.,(,,„.„( ( r .s»liit J L May, C. J. Kallclis, J. S. Golla, H. G. H irni.in W UiuKiiid 1 P McCruder. B. L. Kestner, D. G. Heliner, R. G. illi.iin. 1 W Unv ) r Openshaw. J. A. Mikle. F. O. Kneuer, P. R. W lit W 1 km,, r, B W Osborne. E. N. Moore. P. L. Kuhne, P. A. Itoui It W Tavlor. M. R. Perry. K. M. Lamana, D. J. 1 iidt t f ir t S, r_» jiif ■m..,.,. X 1! Thompson. R. C. Powell. J. F. LaPrade, W. B. DiinkdlMr ir V 1 tt ).. , 1, r, J I{. S csl, B. W. Puckette, C. L. Morris, J. S. MTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE STATE irs|EVERYTIMEQF- DEEPEST PERIL L- OR- DEFEISD- HER RIGHTS •PR Mowbrav, J. F. Brriinian. M. Hyall, R. C. Walton, M. B. Graham, W. H. Morison, R. Oxford, D. B. Bundy, H. H. Irliv, E. 11. Williamson, T. G. Hale, J. W. Runyan, J. . San uini, J. A. Cadermartori, O. C Marsh. L. E. Woodhouse, H. W. Halloway, K. E. Saffer, T. H. Shunian, R. R. Castner, W. R. MeClleland, C. 1. Hannay, J. R. Salsgiver, W. B. Siler, J. A. Chauncev, E. H. McKnight, L. G. Cailel Priinles. Fourth Class Hoyt, R. E. Snapp, J. R. Sutherland, J. C. Daniiano, L. M. MeLaughlin, S. N. Abell, C. W. Johnson, B. G. Stowetls, T. M. While, H. G. Dicker, E. E. Moracc, J. L. Alex, E. i. Kaaa, E. W. Thompson, E. G. Whilehursi, Vi . ( . Gannon, M. A. Morgan, R. M. Barker, T. R. Kays, W. K. Troxell, J. S. Williamson, T. S. Gcorgiades, R. G. Price, E. L. Bready, R. J. Kirehmier. J. J. Waring, M. L. Giaconiini, J. A. RuDusky. B. M. Byrd, H. H. Knipp, R. S. Webster, R. L. arfe( Priiales. Third Class Haniner, S. R. Sakakini, J. Brower. G. H. MacLeav, D. L. Wiggi ns. F. J. Arranls, J. E. Hiner, J. F. Thackstone, C. Davis, J. L. Manns. G. A. Williams, G. S. Baldo.k, A. Vi Hoeh, A. J. Thornton. J. F. Donovan. W. F. Maura, F. A. W itt, J. T. Hosan, T. F. Vitali. V. J. Dve. H. L. Montagna. S. D. Woodward, » . E SPECIMENS • Oi- • CITIZEN • SOLDIE PROVD • OF • HER- FAME AND RE) • • TO VINDICATE HER- HC OL-J COMPANY Cadel Captain, Comn andin ' Cadet Supply Sergeant Cestaro. J. M. Brehaney, W . L. Schrichte, A. K. Maddux, F. W. Branilet, J. W. Collins, G. R. Burton. J. E. VanEman, G. H. Haake. P. ft. Cheatham. R. A. ft hitescl, T. K. Cadel First Lieulena It Cadet Serfieants Kulp. C. G. Diehl. W. P. ft ' illiams. C. M. Miller. R. S. Anderson. W. G. Palane. R. J. Fleleher. D. F. ftilliams, ft . M. Berry, S . W. Paulete. D. W. Grine, W. B. ftilson, J. R. Cadet Serotid Lieute UltllS Cramer. A. B. Rennieks. R. S. Haden, R. F. Ziedcrs, ft-, ft . Andrews. R. F. Carbee, E. G. Robertson. J. ft . Jackson, E. S. lionnett. T. J. Gotlwald. B. C. Rutherford. E. H. Mitchell, B. S. Cadet Privates, Sec Rose, D. H. Whin. J. A. Travers, B. L. Moise. L. L. Morsan. A. H. Cockes, E. D. Bryan. ft M. Cadel First Serjeant Cadet Corparals Cadel Privates. First Class Ncal, J. Y. Eyans, J. D. Cutrer. L. . Barker. D. M. Braswell. F. M. Powers, O. H. Hardy. G. W. INjEVERYTIMEOF DEEPEST- PERIL Fl- OR- DEFEls|D- HER- RIGHTS- • • Ivcraon, K. W. Barren. «.). T. Johnson, O. P. Via, D. :. 1 ra-e. 1- E. Pollard. G. ( . Phillips, R. L. S. Baugh, R. A. Johnson, Vi . W. W alter. 1 B. Ilolsinger, R. W. Smith, R. M. Shay, W. L. Brooke, J. D. Loeher, C. hile. A. 1. Justice. R. D. Spears, J. M. Shunk, P. Brown, J. W . Martin, E. P. Zil , J. S. Kraus. S. S. Spooner, T. R. Tiller, J. K. Camper, R. M. Martin, R. C. Kastner. G. D. Stone, J. Turner, W. O. Davis, E. H. Oneil. T. H. f,Vi,;eI Privates. Fourth Class Massie, T. Stevenson. F. N. Weiiti, R. W. Eaton, C. E. O ' Neill, D. R. Aeee, T. H. McDonald. M. J. Stewart, C. F. W allace, A. T. Echols, C. L. Park, W. C. Alexander. W. Vi . Myers. J. I.. Tatuni, W. F. Edniondson, J. N. Phillips, B. B. Ball, W. W. Nelms. R. W . Thompson. F. F. Cadet Privates, Tht rd Class Frve, R. A. Ranisev, J. S. Brauner, J. N. Nelson, W. O. Undercoffer, J. Albrecht, C. R. Griffith, E. R. Scalzitti, P. D. Burns, E. A. Nicolls, W. R. White, S. R. Anderson, D. M. Ingram, T. K. Trcvey, R. E. Child, W. O. Nynian, D. H. Wilson, A. C. Atkinson, J. O. Hill. S. W. Valentine, H. C. Clement, J. O. l-lemings, F. J. Penn, G, E. Pointer, J. D. Wishart. L. P. Yerger. I. B. SPECIMENS • OF • CITIZEN • SOLDIERS PROyD OF HERFAME ANDREAD O • VINDICATE HiRHONC COMPANY Cadet Captain, t iintrttanding Cadet Supfdy Sergeant Cadet Corporals Cadet Privates, Fir I Class Lanford, J. C. Meek, J. W. Grumpier. W. E. Angle, B. L. Allison, W. H. Marks, E. B. Bjrd, C. F. Bellinger. E. S. Moore. J. R. Coder FirsI Liiutrniint Coleman, L. W. Brown, J. M. Morison. J. .S. Sanders. Vi . M. Fitch, R. E. Colvin, T. E. Murray. N. P. Cadet Serizeanls Hart, W. T, Cury, N. G. Perkins, R. V.. Jr. r.orfel Seron,; l.ieutvnants Croekett, D. A. Lawless, E. B. Dininger, C. F. Taferner, R. F. Carlton, P. J. Gee. R. E. Leipold. H. A. IJulT. J. E. Cloplon, E. J. Hengle, D. A. M. Allister, F. n l-ads. J . Cadet Privates, Second Class eidenthal, C. P. Nauniann, C. R. Meeker. I) F. FLinagan, J. ( . Abbitt. J. M. Ramer. G. A. Sattiruhite K. 11 Gra,, J. W. Addison, O. D. Cadet First Serjeant Stov. D. G. .Sauder. k . ( n.tuser. r. r. Bare. E. R. Newton. E. M. Windle. I. S . T.n.n.-, R . Jon,-. . H Burks, W. D. J. W. MEEK . M. SAiNOERS E. J. CLOPTON C. p. WEIUENTHAL P. J. CARLTON Company Comtnander First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenan TACHED TO THEIR- NfATiyE • STATE rEVERYTIMEQF- DEEPEST- PERIL OR- DEFEN|DIdLER- RIGHTS- •--. Colwell, D. G. Smith, W. A. Harris, N. P. Smith. L. T. Esler. J. W. McKinnon, F. W. Drake, L. C. Stevenson, J. D. Hoatson. D. W. Stamey, O. Frost, T. H. Monroe. S. H. Frank. R. G. Wagner, L. A. Land, A. L. Stearns. P. N. Geiglien. J. F. Morecoek, R. H. Guy, W. R. Walsh, R. H. Lekstruni. J. M. Tail, T. H. Hall, S. H. Morrison. R. C. Henderson, K. N. Wolfe, J. F. Lindsev, R. H. Tanzer, M. E. Higinbothin. W. H. Mundy, G. M. Huyctt, L. R. Moore, W. M. Tvler, F. L. Johnson. K. B. Pearce. D. E. Kliner, K. L. Cadet Privates, Third Class Moss. J. S. Willard, F. C. Johnson. L. E. Pendleton. E. Lathrani, J. R. Ackiss, E. L. Penny. A. L. Knoell, H. F. Shelton. R. G. Moore, J. C. Bauman, B. T. Powell, E. R. Cadet Privates. Fourth Clas Layery, C. R. Shihut. J. A. Peniston, J. R, Barlow. J. W . Ritchcv, C. R. Bankard. T. H. Levinson, A. M. Spigener, G. C. Price, R. E. Bowden. R. H. Ritchie, L. R. Bcntien. R. F. Lowder, W. L. Stanley. J. F. Radkowski, S. J. L. Carter. T. H. Schultz. A. D. Brickner. R. L. Lynch. J. F. Vaughan, D. R. Ralph. G. W. Dodge. D. F. Segar. S. B. Carlton, R. L. Machen. J. L. Walston. V. A. Santa Barbara, T. J. Glenn. L. F. Shattuck. A. H. Doolev. R. T. Mack. R. T. Wcstcrnian. W. M PROYD • OF ■ HER- FAME • AND • READ ' • • TOVINDICATEHERHONC BAND COMPANY Cadel Captain, Comn andins Cadet Supply Miller, C. T. Miller. W. :atlel First Lieutena t K,.«l. J. M. Cadet Sergear Cadet Second Lieutenants Bill, Z. G. Dianiundid Home, W. R. Ewing, K. I Matheson, D. M. Ma o, T. T Musseln.an Cadet First Sergeant Robinson, Hanson, R. A. Wood, W. 1 Hansen, J. A. Marshall. S. TF., II Malher-Smith, C. F. l-EyERYTIME- OF- DEEPEST PERIL OR- DEFErvjD • HER- RIGHTS • PRESTON Cadet Privates, First Class Cadet Privates. See onrf Class Ferrell, J. L. Moope, J. A. Ellis, W. G. Andrews, D. E. Benson, E. C. Freund, 8. W. Porter, L. P. Ferebee, G. F. Kantor. I. iV. Dougherty, H. L. Fulton, J. H. Seherer, G. H. Irby, R. C. Kellv, J. D. Howard, D. F. Gaar, C. A. Southgate, H. F. Judge, F. L. Louden, J. S. Scroggins, F. W. Gillespie, D. E. Tonkin, J. J. Keen, D. V( . Seletz, J. M. Haraway, A. W. Koch, A. E. Simpson, W. R. Cadet Privates, Thi rd Class Hiller, D. E. Cadet Privates, Fourth Class Mcnefec. Vi . P. Somniers, G. W. Barber, T. F. Hitt, A. F. Ashley, R. H. Morrison, R. P. Thompson, J. V. Bourke, J. J. Jones, R. E. Becbe, R. L. Real, R. J. Williams, C. H. Brittigan, D. C. Jones, T. R, Bossard, B. B. Shuff, T. K. Dorey, F. O. Long, C. O. Burnhani. A. C. Tipton, J. A. Fahrner, H. L. McDowell, J. W. Custard. N. L. VanFossen, W. Weinerth, S. L. The First Class Privates SUMMER CAMP 1 Latrine Orderlies. 2 Basking in Beno. 3 " I ' m convinced that tanks are obsolete. " 4 Pay the fiddler his " dew. " 5 Minute men. 6 — Yuh don ' t know, do yuh? 7 Field kitchen crew. 8 ROTC Aquacade. 9 Lost Battalion. SUMMER CAMP I " They gaici we ' d have a lot of fun . . . " 2 " . . . so the Army gave us this tank, see . . . " 3 " Anyone for ack- ack? " 4 " After the hike was over . . . " 5 T a n k Smashers, Incorporated. 6 Nice clean group on hivouac. 7 V. M. I. in action. 8 Barracks Order- lies. 9 Advance and 1)6 pulverized ! THE CORPS AT EASE 1. The problem 2. Fatigued 3. Life of a Bengal Lancer 4. And the band play- ed on? 5. The last mile 6. The good old days 7. Odd John and the Golden Greek 8. Advertising cam- paign 9. Camp followers THE CORPS AT EASE 1, First ral senlinci, 2. Coniniuiiity sing. 3. The day they forgot the heat, 4. When hearts were young and gay, 5. Woman in the courtyard ! 6. " And what ' s more I don ' t give a damn! " 7. Stooptrotters, 8. Every- body .onus to V. M. I.. 9. Blister butt, 10. A eoiiple of red-hlooded Anieriean boys. 11, Klood Bowlers. 12. After the ball was over. 13. " Vi herever particular people congregate . . . . " THE INAUGURAL PARADE The second battalion marching down Pennsylvania Avenue This year saw the switch in the federal government from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party, but it also is memor- able to us for having participated in the inau- gural parade which ushered in our new presi- dent, Dwiglit D. Eisenhower. The long parade route took almost three hours to cover and overcoats did not help a hit. hut who will ever forget it? The crowds, the clapping as VMI passed by, the spectacle all went to make the inaugural trip one that will live in the memo- ries of its participants for a long time. Both the two marching battalions and the band received rewards for their outstanding per- formances which ranked them third out of all the numerous marching and playing ele- ments. T ' i SB l t CLASSES n THE SENIOR CLASS " The Virginia Military Institute will be heard from today. " ' 53 FIRST CLASS OFFICERS 1953 1 1 11 . William Hodgkiii Allison Warrenlon, Virginia Armor Biology " Willie ' is setting his sights on teeth picking on a large scale Dentistry. He will enter M. C. V. this coming Fall and from there he will be sure to drill his way to fame and fortune. Will has the rare ability to talk for hours to the amusement of all those in his vocal range. His easy going humor and sharp wit have made him one of the most popular men in the Corps. Willie will be successful because along with intelligence and determination he has those qualities which make everyone feel at ease and forget their troubles. Douglas Eugene Andrews Roanoke, Virginia Air Force Biology The " bear " came to us from Roa- noke, Virginia, four years ago and, I might add, has lost some weight since that eventful September. His major asset to the class is his combination of " Joe College " white bucks and military gray suits that places a cadet in the right society when on a weekend in the ■ ' most American City. " " ' Those who know him appreciate his smile and humor toward everyone he meets in or outside the limits of barracks showing true Brother Rat spirit. Doug ' s am- bition in life is to be a doctor and this ambition will be easily reached if he continues to follow the pace he has set for himself at V. M. I. Robert Forrest Andrews DeKalb, HIinois Corps of Engineers Civil Engineering Since his matriculation in 1949 Bob has been a friendly, earnest, hard- working man who has won the admir- ation of his fellow cadets and who has risen to a fiosition of leadership in his company. Throughout his four years within these hallowed walls Bob has patiently awaited his coming marriage to that certain red-head from HIinois. His future is bright and we are certain he will make VMl a proud alumnus. THE CLASS OF 1953 Private 4, 1; Corporal 3; Sergeant 2 ; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, Vice President 2. resident 1 ; Assistant Trainer 2, ]; Cartoon Staff of Turn-Oul; Art Staff of BOMB 1; Dis- tinguished Military Student 1. Methodist Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Roanoke Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Private 4, 2, 1; Corporal 3; Editorial Staff of Turn-Out 1; O. G. A. 1. Private 4; Cpl. 3; Sgt. 2; 2nd Lt. I; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Methodist Club 4, 3 ; Canterbury Club 2, 1 ; National Speleological Society 3, 2; DMS 2, 1; International Re- lations Club 2, 1; Varsity Rifle Team 2 ; Yankee Club 1 ; Aca- demic Stars 1. Private, 4; Corporal, 3; Ser- geant, 2; Second Lieutenant, 1; Armed Forces Club, 4, 3 ; Ameri- can Society of Civil Engineers, 4, 3; Distinguished Military Student. Private, 4, 1; Corporal, 3; Sergeant, 2; Methodist Cluh, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Yankee Club, 4, 3,2,1; J. V. WrestHng, 4; Varsity Wres- tling, 3; American Society of Civil Engineers, 3, 2 — Secretary, 2; J. V. Baseball, 4; Monogram Minstrel, 1 ; Officer of the Guar l Association, 1. • Private, 4; Corporal, 3; Slr- gcanl. 2; IJeulonant, I; Arm£d lores Clul), 3, 2, 1 ; American Harry Joseph Archer, Jr Washington, D. C. Armor English Here is a man unique among V. M. I. cadets, and soon he will be marrying into one of the Old Domin- ion ' s oldest and most historical fami- lies. Lover of relics, especially old guns and knives and military weapons, Joe has got a collection which would make the most avid collector green with envy. Knowing the history he has dug up about his guns, it is a wonder to us why he isn ' t a History major rather than an English major. His astuteness in his varying outside interests tell us that Joe will go far in what ever he chooses to do. Edwin H. Artz, Jr. Engineers Civil Engineering Nutley ' s contribution to the Class of 1953 gained tremendous popularity immediately upon entering the Insti- tute and has retained it ever since. A Yankee converted into a real Rebel, the boy who thinks of himself as Robert Mitchuni has made his mark in Lynch- burg as well as in Lexington. Ed is not only the intramural wrestling champ of barracks, he is a member of the faithful four from the Belvoir summer camp. Kinsale, Vii Air Force Chemistrv The Air Force, the Marines, law, chemistry, boot-legging — each in its turn has tempted " Sleepy " as a career. But. a military man at heart, it looks as if that will be his ultimate goal. He is a leader in a leading company, and we believe that is an indication of the future. Whether it is the military or chemistry, boot-legging or law, we can see that his sense of responsibility, good humor, and desire to make good will lead him to the top. -K William Denton Badgett Knoxville, Tennessee Air Force English Bill came lo us having already tasted of the Pierian Spring and set out to further explore the more profound fields of literature and the Humanities. Endowed with a subtle wit and a polysyllabic vocabulary unparalleled in cadet society Bill dominated any dis- cussion, and his quiet phrases com- manded attention in any gathering. Bill has such a rounded mixture of the essential elements that we know the future will heed his intellect as we, his Brother Rats, have for the past four vears. William Hobart Bayliss, Jr. St. Albans, West Virginia Air Force Biology From " West by God Virginia, " the Kid ' % as he is known by his Brother Rats, is one of the few men who has mastered the system. He probably broke more regulations than anyone in the history of the Institute, and never walked a penalty tour. He is famous for being portrayed in the Turn-Out comic-strip as ' " ' The Dirty Little Muvva, " and his uncanny basket- ball shooting. Next fall, he will enter dental school at Louisville, and is bound to be successful for his ability to make friends and " snow " the public. Zeb Gilbert Bell, Jr. Williamsburg, Virginia Air Force Civil Engineering As a baton-twirling, whistle-blowing leader of the true owners of the title " Virginians Marching Idiots, ' Zebedee makes a striking figure in front of the band at guard mounts and parades. One of the few " lovers " in VMI who found his one-and-only right here in the thriving little metropolis of Lexing- ton, Zeb can be seen almost every day strolling down some avenue or Lover ' s Lane (VMI version) hand in hand with Nina. Sergeant Sperka has gained a fine son-in-law, and we wish them all the luck in the world in the future and lots of kids. THE CLASS OF 1953 Private, 4, 3,2,1; Cadet Staff, 4. 2, 1; Turn-Out Staff, 2; Inter- national Relations Club, 2 ; O. G. A. Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Basketball 4, 3; Baseball 4; Virginia Academy of Science 3, 2, 1; National Speleological Society 3 ; Bomb Staff 1; Officer of the Guard Association 1. Private 4; Corporal 3; Sergeant 2; Lieutenant 1; Amer- ican Society of Civil Engineers 4, 3, 2, 1. Privale, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Newma Club, 4, 3. 2, 1 ; Alabama Club 1; O. G. A. Privale, 4, 2; Corporal, 3; Second Liriitriianl, 1 ; Hal Wrcs- lling; Var iU W r llinjj, 3, 2, 1; Motw g:rani Club, 3. 2. I ; aiik o Club, I, 3. 2, 1; [Nr Muau Club, 3, 2, I; Varsity Track, 3; 1953 KOMB, 1; Dii tinguishod Military Student. Eustace St. Pierre Belineer Bessemer, Alabama Hislorv On September 6, 1949, " Useless " oozed into " Paradise Unlimited " — alias VMI — holding a glass in one hand and an ivory cigarette holder in the other, and since that time he has done just about everything in reverse order in his flaunting of tradition. He has gone from disreputable rat, to trifling third, to confined second, and finally arrived to his last year as a hell-on-rats first. " Oz " ' has a job lined up with Hercules Powder Company, and this is to tell them thai they are getting a swell guy, but look out, he ' s a live wire. Jesse Ogier Biokniore, Jr. New York City, New York Artillery English " Pogo " has been the LA of LA " s. The hardest part of his day comes when Taps go and he has to get off his blanket on the floor and get into his sack. " One-beer " Bickniore has terrorized rats, roommates. Brother Rats and girls with his endless stream of practical jokes and good-natured ferocity. The " Pog " plans to enter the regular army, and with his ability to win friends and influence people he should excel in his career. George Thomas BignlBr Shreveport, Louisiana Infantry Civil Engineering One dark day in September. 1949, the " feel " came out of the swamps of Louisiana to the first light of civili- zation. From that time on his varied escapades with the fairer sex have been his pride and joy. An excellent student, he has been successful in all of his undertakings. This success applies as well to his ability to gain friends, and with his many qualifications he is sure to reach the top of the ladder of success. ' f Jm ! C Thomas John Bonnett Newport News, Virginia Armor History To any passer-by Tom looks as if he were a man, but to us who know him, we realize that he is not only a man in looks, but that he is also a man in the true sense of the word. He has brains to go with his brawn, a sense of humor to go with his sound judgment, and friends to go with him anywhere. He has been recognized as a leader and has been that leader for as long as we have known him, and there is no question in our minds that he M ' ill not continue to be that leader when he leaves us. Foy MoKinley Braswell, Jr. Elizabeth, New Jersey Artillery Chemistry Leaving the hills of Tennessee to see what the outside world was like, Foy somehow ended up at the Institute. After four years of imprisonment combined with endless extra-extra- activities, " Old Bras " " has decided to settle down and is planning on gradu- ate school and a little serious studving — L ' NCLE SAM willing. But whoever gets Bras, the Army or graduate school, we know that they are getting the best in (juality. William Leroy Brehany Ridgley, West Virginia Air Force History Bill ambled out of the hills of Ridgley and entered VMI in 1948. Known for his athletic prowess it was only a short time before Bill was the object of much attention. It takes only a glance to note his achievements, both local and national, on the foot- ball field. But it will not be primarily for this athletic success that we will remember him. It will be rather for his personality. Bill will never lack friends, for those he has already made will never forget him. and those whom he will make in the future will be THE CLASS OF 1953 Private 4 ; Corporal 3 ; Lieu- tenant 1; Rat Football 4; Rat Wrestling 4; Varsity Football 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Distinguished Military Student 2; Member Elect General Com- mittee 1. Private 4. 3, 2. 1 ; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2. 1 ; Armed Forces Club 3, 2; Swimming Team 4; Track Team 4, 3; Turn-Oul SlalT 4: American Chemical Society 2. 1; O. (;. A. 1. Private 4, 3, 2. 1; Rat Foot- ball, Varsitv Football 3. 2, 1 ; Rat Basketball 4; Varsitv Basketball 3. 2; Rat Baseball 4; Varsitv Baseball 3. 2. Captain 1 ; Varsitv Football 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 2, 1 ; All-State, All-Southern, All- South, A. P. Honorable Mention All-American for 1952 football Private, 4; Corporal, 3; Sup- ply Sergeant, 2; Lieutenant, I; Wrestling, 4; Varsity wrestling, 3, Captain, Southern Conference Champion, 2, 1 ; Tidewater Club, 4, 3, 2, President, 1 ; Monogram Club, 3, 2, Vice President, 1; A. S. C. E., 1; Rat Baseball, 4; Varsity Baseball, 3 ; Distingu- ished Military Student, 2; Honor Court, 1 ; Who s Who in Ameri- can Colleges and (Jniversilies 1 ; Circulation Manager, Turn-Out 2, Assistant Business Manager, 1. Privalf, 4, 2, I; Corp«»ral, 3; American Society of Civil Kngi- neering, 4, 3, 2. I ; Ual Basket- ball, 4; Varsity Ba kctball, 3; Cadet Staff, 2, 1 ; BOMB Staff, 1 ; (;olf Manager, 1; O. C. A., 1. Edgar Lee Brown, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Air Force Civil Engineering Although always conscientious about his studies, and always in the top of his academic class, it is not for that that Ed has won his renown. It is rather for his outstanding extra-curri- cular activities that we will remember this great wrestler. Ed took part in every phase of Barracks life, and led the wav in them all. Joseph Macon Brown Waynesboro, Virginia Air Force Civil Engineering This tall, friendly Virginian came to the Institute with a smile, and a natural, easy-going manner. He is first of all a friend in the true sense of the word. He is liked by all, and what is more important, he is worth liking. He is a leader, whether he admits it or not, and he can be led. He is in the slang of the age, a " great guy, " and the future holds many happy years in store for him. Private, 4, 2, 1; Corporal, i; Lynchburg Club, 4, 3, 2, |[ ; A. S. :. E., 3, 2, I: James Edward Burtoniy II Altavista, Virginia Armor Civil Engineering Although constantly complaining of the huge pile of work facing him, ' ■ ' ' The Earthmole ' " can be found most any afternoon burrowed deep in the confines of his sack. Any small rays of light that may reach his widely di- lated pupils cause untold agony. Seri- ously, though, Ed can lay claim to the possession of a group of well-balanced qualities that allow him to look back on a successful cadetship and forward to a promising future. James Ashurst Byron Donora, Pennsylvania Air Force Civil Engineering Jim showed the stuff he was made of during football season: determination, ability, leadership, stamina, good sportsmanship, and an all-around know-how. But he displays these and many more oharacteristics off the foot- ball field: a sense of humor, a winning personality, and plenty of good sense. Unquestionably we know that Jim will reach what ever goal he sets his sights for. Paul John Carlton Syracuse. New York Air Force Biology The ' • Chief " has conquered his handicap of being a Yankee and won the friendship of the entire Corps. His alert wit and love of ' " good times " qualify him for any society. He has attacked his studies with a calm seriousness that has won him a name in the classroom. A dependable source of entertainment and a reliable friend. " Chief ' has scored in academics and athletics and will be remembered as the big guy with the bigger heart. Brooke Bartlett Chaniblin, Jr. Infantrv ton, Virginia Civil Engineering If there is an easy way and a hard way, he will find the easy way. Such a description fits Brooke B. Strictly a warm weather man Brooke ' s aspir- ations while at V. M. I. have been to graduate and travel as quickly as possible to Florida, there to spend the rest of his days warm, and away from this pleasant abode. THE CLASS OF 1953 Private, 4; Corporal, 3; Ser- geant, 2; Lieutenant, 1; Varsity Football, 4, 3. 2, 1; Glee Club. 4, 3; Northside Club. 3. 2: Base- ball, 4; American Society of Civil Engineers, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club, 1. Private, 4; Corporal, 3; Ser- geant, 2; Lieutenant, 1 ; Football, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science. 3. 2. 1 ; Monogram Club. 3. 2, 1; TurnOut Staff. 2. 1; BOMB Staff. 1; JTTios Who in American L ' niversities and Col- leges. 1 . Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 : Rifle Team, Ground, 4. 3, Manager, 2, Manager, 1; Varsity Rifle Team, 4, 3, 2. 1: American Society of Civil Engineers, 4, 3. 2, 1 ; O. G. A. Private, 4, 2, 1 ; Corporal, 3; Wreslling, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cross- country Track, 4; Lacrosse, 4; Roanoke Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Mono- gram Club, 3, 2, 1 ; American Society of Civil Engineers, 3, 2, 1; Turn-Out Staff, 2; BOMB Staff, 1 ; Honor Court, 1 ; O. G. A. Robert Angle Cheatham Roanoke, Virginia Air Force Civil Engineering Dividing his services among many different activities, Bobby has left his mark in all. Diligent about everything that he attempts, accomplishment has been the normal rather than the un- usual. Turning his efforts to his aca- demics, Bobby achieved an Honor List average nearly every month. The zenith of his collegiate career was reached when he was elected to a posi- tion on the Honor Court, a position which requires an insight into human nature. Private, 4; Corporal, 3; Ser- geant, 2; First Lieutenant. I; Baseball, 4, 3, 2, 1; Football, 4. 3, 2, 1; Basketball, 4; Mono- gram Club, 3, 2, 1; Richmond CUib. 4. 3; IVesbvtcrian Club, 4, 3; American Soci.ly of Civil Engineer! , 2, I ; Mop Committee, 1; BOMB Staff, 1; WhoS Who in American Vniversitios tind Co ege.s. 1 ; Distinguished Mili- tary Student, 1, George Lewis Chunibley Richmond, Virginia Air Force Civil Engineering George has left quite a record behind him. In all the activities he has entered he has distinguished himself. On the gridiron he could always be counted on for thrills and those needed points. In barracks life he could alway-i be counted on for good com- pany. In extra-curricular activities he could be depended on to do a willing and good job. For the future George can be depended on to continue to distinguish himself. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Luther in Club, 4, 3, 2, I ; Wrchtling, 4, 3, 2, Manager, 1 ; Ai t r| ' u)i Ah ciation of Civil EngineeJ s, 3, 2, ' }j 1 ; Football, 4 ; BaseWii; i4tf l O. G. A., I. .i ' MW Harold Frederic Claiii- Oak Park, Illinois Armor Civil Engineering Harold can always be counted on to burst out of his habitual air of watch- fulness with the hilarious statement. He has perfected a devil-may-care at- titude that goes well with his personal- ity. His never-failing sense of humor and ready wit have not only helped him to bear the military but it has helped all of us to bear it. But Harold has more to go with his personality; he is one of the top students in our class. Smart, friendly, witty, a true V. M. I. gentleman, Harold will go far up the ladder of success. . Edward Jones Clopton, Jr. Cumberland, Maryland Air Force Civil Engineering Entering V. M. I. with the reputa- tion of a basketball star, " Clip " de- cided to relieve himself of his athletic responsibilities and concentrate on Uncle Buzz ' s Civil course. His capabili- ties were recognized later and the mili- tary and Hop Committee attest the fact. Ned ' s quiet capabilities should earn him a big place in the future. Thomas Elmo Colvin Culpeper, Virginia Air Force Electrical Engineering " Hey Tom. what ' s wrong with this radio? " Or, " Tom, how about a little guitar music? " These are the common questions directed at this hard-working E.E., who also manages to find time for airplane flying. Tom ' s room is always filled with radios in various stages of repair and with the more esthetic individuals who enjoy a well- played guitar. He will always be re- membered as a cheerful, quiet, and generous Brother Rat who has never minded lending a well-needed helping hand. Dan Bartlett Conolv Beeville, Texas Armor English This tall Texan has spent his cadet- ship with a smile and a good word for the day. Now that he has finally taken up his bags and " gotten out of here " we know that those smiles will be even larger and more frequent. With his Vodka, personality, humor, good sense, and good looks he will make the metropolis of Beeville a fine favorite son. THE CLASS OF 1953 Private, 4; Corporal, 3; Ser- geant, 2; Lieutenant, 1; Ameri- can Societv of Civil Engineers, 3, 2, 1: Basketball, 4; Track Team, .3 ; Treasurer of the Hop Committee, 1. Private, 4, 1 ; Corporal, 3 ; Sergeant, 2; Glee Club, 4, 3, 2; Football, 1 ; Recording Techni- cian, 3, 2; Pilot ' s Club, 2; O. G. A., 1. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Texas Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Methodist Club, 4, 3, 2, 1; J. V. Football Manager, 3; Football, 2; O. G. A., 1. Private, 4; Corporal, A; Ser- geant, 2; Captain — Company Commander, 1 ; Armed Forces Club, 3, 2, 1; International Re- lations Club, 3, 2, 1 ; American Chemical Society, 3; Secretary- Treasurer, 2; President. 1; Cadet Staff, 4, 3. 2; Managing Editor, 1; BOMB Staff, 2, Advertising Manager, I ; Distinguished Mili- tary Student, 2; Richmond Club, 2, 1; Canterburv Club, 2, 1; Methodist Club, 4, 3; Varsitv Track, 3: Rat Track; Ayletl- Kinsale Club, 3; Timmins Music Club, 1 ; American College Stu- dent Leaders; Who ' s Who in American Universities and Col- leges, Private, 4; Corporal, 3; Regi- mental Supply Sergeant, 2; First Sergeant, 2; Regimental Adju- tant, 1; 1953 Class President, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Tidewater Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; V. A. S., 4, 3, 2 I ; Glee Club. 2; Honor Court, 3, 2, 1 ; General Committee, 3, 2; President, 1; Ring Figure Committee, 2; Superintendent ' s Advisory Com- mittee, 1 ; American College Stu- dent Leaders, 1 ; Who ' s Who in American Universities and Col- leges, 1 ; Distinguished Military Student, 1. i ' rivate, 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Fo ball, 4; Varsitv Football, 3, |2, 1 ; IN.wman Club, 4, 3, 2, I ; Vl ginia Acarleniy of •S ' ie J ' e, 4, " 3 2; BOMB Staff, 3, 2i BusineKM , Manager, I ; Basketball Wanag. r, 2, I ; Baseball Manager, 2; Snlo Manager of Cadet. 2, I ; Publicity. Secretary, Inti-rnatioitrd ' Rcla- oCi) tions Club. 2; O. (;. A. ' , T. o-VA ' -V ,f Edwin Cox Aylett, Virginia Infaiitrv Cheiiiistrv Perhaps one of the best known persons in barracks and certainly one oC the most liked, is Pete, Lel ' s have a party " Cox. Pete has done almost everything in the course of his cadet- hip. He has been outstanding in the performance of his military duties, a good student, and a leader in every sense of the word. As yet he has not made up his mind about the future, but with all his gifts he will undoubt- ably be a success in any task he under- takes. James Parker Cross Suffolk, Virginia Armor Biology All Classes have boasts, but none can boast of unity with as loud a voice as we. And it is to Parker that we as a Class owe that distinction. Because of his leadership and sense of values he has kept u i together and content for these past four years. Through his diligence and patience and desire he has given us the Class President we wanted. Through his character and example he has given V. M. I. the leadership it needs. We as a Class owe Parker a great deal, the Institute owes him even more, and the future will find that it too will end in debt to — Parker Cross. Neal Gene Cury Norton, Virginia Air Force History From the wilds of Hoot-Owl Hollow, Gene came lo us posing as a successful businessman, and we soon found that he was just that. But Gene is more than just a good bu. iinessman. which means that he has more than just a good head on his shoulders ; he is honestly good nalured, helpful and thoughtful, an admirable and indi- vidual personality, and he is a friend in need. As to the future we can only see prosperity. Denver Thomas Dale III Oxnard. California Marine Corps Civil Engjineering Denny hailed from .sunny California where all is ' ' the biggest and the heslest. ' ' A mainstay on the tennis team and a valuable participant in intramurals, and he managed to win two letters in other sports. The athletic ability must have been inbred, because the only training he ever did was for parties. Studying always came first — after saok-tinie and the Marine Corps, A potential Leatherneck himself, Denny will be one of the best and promises to go up through the ranks speedily. R. T, Daltoii, Jr. Staunton, Virginia Armor English " " T. D. ' strolled into Jackson Arch in 1949 after a short 35 mile trip from Staunton, and was quick to realize that the Institute was no match for his in- genuity. Now four vears later, he is still ahead of the game. This friendly, relaxed easy going gentleman from the South plans to enter law school, and we feel that that vocation was made for him and in it he cannot fail to be successful. Infantrv A. J. Davia Chicago, Illinois Civil Engineering Al, better known as " Ajax, " hails from Chicago, Illinois. When little " Ajax " descended upon the Institute he had the " World in his Arms, ' ' but one year in the ratline convinced him to exert his normal personality, through which he shows strong de- termination in everything, " Ajax " is liked by everyone, his likeable per- sonality is an attribute which will gain him many friends in later life. We are all proud of Al. THE CLASS OF 1953 Private, 4, 2, 1 ; Corporal. 3; Tennis Team, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Track Team, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club, 3, 2, 1 ; Wrestling, 4; American Society of Civil Engineers, 3, 2, 1; O. G. A. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1; Methodist Club, 3; BOMB Staff, 1; Inter- national Relations Club, 1 ; O. G. A., 1. Private, 4, 3. 2. 1; Newman Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; American Society of Civil Engineers, 3, 2, 1 ; Religious Council, 2, 1 ; Wrestling, 4; Glee Club, 4; Armed Forces Club. 3; Infantry Demonstration, 2; O. G. A., 1. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Methodist Club, 4, 3, 2; Virginia Academy of Science, 3, 2 ; National Speleo- logical Club, 3, 2; History Club, 2, 1 ; International Relations Club, 1; O. G. A., 1. rrivale, 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Fool- ball, 4; Varsity Football, 3; American Society of Civil Engi- neers, 3, 2, 1; Officer of the Guard Association. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1; Football, 3, 2, 1; Basketball, 4; Track, ; American Society of Civil Enji- neers, 3, 2, 1; moi i Q»U$j Terry Hunter Davis, Jr. Charlottesville, Virginia Armor History It never ceases to be a source of amazement why any man would come from Charlottesville to Lexington for a college education. Anyone who had been introduced lo ' ' Wahoo Land " " should find it hard lo leave. But then Terry is also a source of amazement. Deciding definitely not to follow a military career while enclosed in these four walls, he turned to academics. His record is enviable. When he re- turns to Charlottesville, Terry will have four years of accomplishment behind him on which to found a future. William Paul Dielil Roanoke, Virginia Armor Civil Engineering " Dirty, " as Bill is affectionately known to all, skipped the mountain and hnided in V. M. I. lo let us know that Roanoke boys could, if given a chance, make good. Since then he has shown us that he could make belter than " good. " Popular, friendly, lik- able, and witty. Bill has displayed those talents freely, plus keeping his room- mates under control and passing the niathematic hazards of the Civil course. The future will surely hold fair promises for Bill. Charles Francis Dininger ' -4 v Freeporl, Pennsylvania Air Force Civil Engineering Emerging from the depths of the Pennsylvania coal mines four years ago. Chuck turned his ambitions toward a college degree. Choosing V. M. I. as his place for studv, he en- tered in the fall of ' 49 with the Class of ' 53. With him he brought a wealth of athb-lic abililv which has been his trademark ever since he arrived. He also brought a store of hill billy songs which he delightedly chanted for any and all listeners. Upon being gradu- ated. Chuck will become a career man commissioned in the Marine Corps. Joseph Eugene Diiff Jr. Lebanon, Virginia Air Force Biolog:y Joe stormed the Institute from his home base in the ' ' Moonshine Beh " of Southwest Virginia, and. after a long and exciting struggle, has proven that even V. M. I. cannot keep a good man down. His sparkling wit makes him the life of every party, and his easy going nature has made hin» a popular figure wherever he goes. His trials and tribulations are now legend- ary at V. M. I. Joe has only to turn around and he can find a friend; he is just that likeable. It will be a long time before the Institute forgets Joe, and his many friends never vfUl, James William Eads Lexington, Virginia Artillery History ' ' Tiger " ' drifted into the Institute from the great Metropolis of Lexing- ton and added a great touch of wit to the Class of 1953. As custodian of afternoon ' " Sac " time, he went far to live up to this true L. A. tradition. A friendly smile, a few words and this boy could make friends with anyone. He will go far with his winning person- ality and do or die attitude. So long " Tiger " vou will be missed bv nianv. John Coke Flannagan Mountain Lakes, New Jersey Air Force Physics " Flanny " holds the unique distinc- tion of being the fourth generation of Flannagans to graduate from V. M. I. His keen sense of humor, individu- alistic attitude high intellect, and de- termination prepare him as a physicist of tomorrow. Among Brother Rats he is known as the " black running O. G. " and " Pa. " He is well liked by all and matched by few. ' Flanny ' leaves V. M. I. as a serious minded physicist, prepared to face the problem of graduate school and advancements of science. THE CLASS OF 1953 Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 : Virginia Academy of Science. 3. 2. 1 ; Glee Club, 4; Methodist Club, 4; Southwest Virginia Club, 4. President, 1 ; O. G. A. Private 4, 1; History Club 2. 1 ; National Speleological Society 3: Corporal, 3; Turn-Oiil Staff 2: Sergeant 2; President History Club 1; O. G. A. 1. Private 4. 3. 2. 1; Yankee Club 4. 3. 2. 1 : Tennis Team 4, 3 ; Glee Club 4, 1 ; American Institute of Physics 2, 1; Vir- ginia Academv of Science 2, 1 ; O. G. A. Private, 4, 2, 1; Corporal, 3; Turn-Oul Staff, 4, 3; Ambassador Club, 4, 3 ; Amcrirau Society of Civil Engineers, 3, 2, 1 ; Fool- ball Manager, 2, 1 ; Cailet Staff, 2 ; Armed Forces Club, 1 ; O. G. A. Private, 4. 3, 2, I ; Cross Coun- try, 4, 3, 2. 1 (Captain, 4); Indoor and Ontdoor Track, 4, 3, 2, 1; American Chemical Society, 3, 2, 1 ; Yankee Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; M. D. A.. 3, 2; Westminster Fellowship, 4, 3; Monogram Club, 3, 2, 1; O. G. A., 1. David Forbes Fletcher Warrenton, Virginia Artillery Civil Engineering In ' the Fletch, " v ' e find a man obviously born to be a member of the aristocracy. With perfection his goal and diplomacy his means, he has scored in such incidental subjects as academics and gloried in all phases of extra-curricular life. His easy-going manner has never kept him from his true purpose. Dave has the ability to be comfortable in anv circumstance. Marvin Wayne Forsyth Abington, Pe Air Force Private, 4, 3, 2, I ; Newm in Club, 4, 3, 2, 1; Yankee Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; American Institute )f Electrical Engineerfj :ff 2; Vic.- Chairman, I ; |{:ii W r, illlngV International Itehiiioii. «:|nl , 2. 1; Monogram Cliili, 2. I ; ar ilv ? Cross Counlry Ira. k. 2, i ' , li r,y door anil ( i.l.l ...r Track, 2, l?f BOMB Staff, 1 ;(). ; . - ' V " (isylvania Chemistry Wayne — " Junior " to the troops — hit the Institute like a chicken hits water; he knew V. M. I. wasn ' t meant for him. He had the Institute, after several fights involving oranges, tacs ( ' Dear Jim, There are no damn — ' ' ), and specials, alter its traditions to form a niche for him, which he had admirably filled. Few can stale their feelings so bluntly, yet as good-naturedly, as he can, as his roommates will gladly testify of his mighty lectures while he was still in the M. D. A. New Orleans removed him fr.im this elite group, though, and now he is one of those fallen mothers ' sons who have gradu- ated from the Institute. Paul Edward Forti Newburyj)ort, Massachusetts Air Force Electrical Engineering How he got the nickname of ' Birdie, ' ' nobody seems to know, but everybody knows Fortin, P. E., slubby- legged runner on the track team and exceptionally high in academic rank in the nianv " devious circuits and cross- currents of the EE Department. Peanuts and " " two dips of vanilla ice cream, Rat! " are as much a part of his diet as beating his head on the beauti- ful green tables of V. M. I. in prepara- tion of an English re-exam, but he grows plump on the ice cream and wise on the English, so we are sure he will put his best foot out as he goes through life. -J- ' Yum-Chuen Fu Hong: Kong. China Artillery Civil Engiiieerinp; ' Otis, " a nickname of unknown derivation, could furnish an example aiii a model cadet from both the stand- point of the Institute or the individual cadet. Always meticulously dressed and shined. always on time, and with flawless study habits, he commanded both the respect and admiration (con- trarv to the normal altitude toward such " MHulels ) of all who servid with and un ler him. Norman Laiigf ord George Jr. Wilmington, North Carolina Artillery English From the ' " " Oxforfl of the South " " iNo Good " George made the long journev across the hills of Tennessee and the baby Alps of the Blue Ridge to Virginia ' s own ' " ' ' Aloalraz in Minia- ture. ' Undismayed. Norman decided to make the best of a bad situation and in the remaining three years has be- come well known as a hayhouud (Liberal Artist), party goer (lush), and classroom intellectual (master of H.S.). Although after three years, Norman may have wished to turn in his coatee for Sewanee ' ' s academic gown, the Class of ' 53 has gained from his presence. Johnny Leslie Gilbert Glenallen. Virginia Air Force Civilian Engineering Johnny is one of our stalwart brother rats from Glenallen, Va,, just outside Richmond. For the four years Johnny has been here, he has made his name known to almost everyone in the corps and the faculty staff " by personality and genius which will gain him many sincere friends. This is evident by his ability to reason through incalculable problems, lie wilt climb to the top rungs of his scientific endeavor, Civil Engineering, THE CLASS OF 1953 •|S Private 4, 3, 2, 1, ASCE 4. 3, ' ' -■ 2, 1; O. G. A. 1. Private 3, 2. 1 ; Caiiterburv Club 3. 2. 1 ; Armed Forres Club 2. 1 ; International Relational Club 2. 1: BOMB 2; Cailrl 1. Private 4. 3. 2. 1: Football 4, 3. 2. 1 : RirbnionH Club 4. 3. 2, 1; M. D. A. 3, 2; A. S. C. E. 3. 2, 1: Civil Air Patrol 3; Re- ligious Council 2, vice president 1 ; Honor Court 1 ; Monogram Club 1 ; O. G. A. representative 1. Privalo 4, 1. Corporal 3. ScTK.-ant 2: (;i.-.- Club 1. S. 2, 1 — I iil li.il. Manas.r I ; Hi.li- nioncl Cliih i, S. 2; Tnrn-Oiil Ptaff 4, 3, 2; Ual Track, Varsily Track 3, 2; Rat football, Inlra- mural football 3, 2; Canterbury Club I; Mop Coniuiiltec 1; BOMB Staff 1. IVivat.- I, 3, 2, I : (J,.- Club piano a.■ ■ Mlpal.i l I. 3, 2, I ; ir(;inia A.a.l.iin of S.i.nrc 3, 2. I ; (.1. ' . ' Club I ' AcrriliM ' Coul- niill.c 2, I ; N.oiiian ;hil . 3, 2, I : Calholir Choir 1. 3, 2, I : National Sp.bolo ' ical Sorirlv 3, 2 I: i! l mt - Star 2; I ' hillip II. Killi-v Award 2; Timniins M u » i ' Club 1 ; Monogram Minstrel 1. Private, 4; Corporal, 3; SerKcanl, 2; Kl Lieutenant, I ; Ti.lewaler Club. I. 3 2, vjire„ I ' r I,: 2; C : C( -i.lenl, I; Vrr,nii fi l., .S, " ?: F 5) BOMB Staff, W i(k- ' ( imittee, 2, 1; Ring El Wr iniilt.e; IliMorv |h 1. ' Warren Mayiiard Gotldard, Jr. Field Artillery Civil Engineering Warren probably holds the record for the number of week ends taken during his eadetship. He has traveled to Richmond and various points throughout Virginia and North Caro- lina periodically. In spile of all his travels, Warren has been able to keep up the good grades and be publicity manager of the Glee Club. A gentle- man, scholar, businessman, and racketeer — no other man can claim as many distinctions. Warren ' s person- ality and fine salesmanship assure him of a great success in the business world. Francisco Manuel Gonzales Manati, Puerto Rico Armor Biology ' Pancho, " Puerto Rico ' s gift to V. M. I., is truly an individual of keen intelligence and strong determination. As a PreMed., " Pancho " has been a four year honor man and leader of his class. As the Glee Club piano accompanist, he has led the club in many concerts. In a good hot friendly barracks argument, he is rarely de- feated. For a clear understanding of any subject that his " Brother Rats ' desire to inquire about, it is always ' •Pancho ' " they ask and ' ■Pancho " who gives the answer. For him the " sky ' s the limit. " As a surgeon, he surely will be the best in the medical pro- fession. Harry Clifton Gornto ' Norfolk, Virginia Air Force History " Chief " is our battle-scarred hero of many campaigns and is still the victor of many engagements, but he seems to be losing the battle of the vanishing hairline. He has had many tussels with rank and romance, but he always seems lo come out on top. This guy just won ' t quit. Next year Chief will be flving jets, and if we know him he will be flying high, wide and hand- some. X- James Wesley Gray, Jr. Mountain Lakes, New Jersey Artillery Electrical Engineering " Sparky, " the scourge of the EE Department, has led a none too quiet existence during his lengthy residence at the Institute. Musician extraordi- nary, his piano renditions have led the Commanders to fame and fortune. Discoverer of " Gray s Constant, " he has made the fudge factor obsolete in engineering calculations, " ' hether as the Wall Street financier, or power specialist we can be sure Wes will make his mark in the world. William Bark Grille Staunton, Virginia Air Force English Pete breezed into the Institute di- rect from Wahoo land on a fateful September day in 1950. He made the conversion from sports slacks to straight pants quite easily, and, by combining his easy-going, good nature with a willingness to work, he has won the good will of both his fellow cadets and his professors. As handy with his tennis racket as with his fountain pen, he has become one of the mainstays of the tennis team. Pete has Air Force blue in mind after graduation, and, considering his many outstanding qualities, it seems that for him. " The sky ' s the limit. " Robert Francis Hadeii Ore Bank, Virginia Armor Biology The " terror of Buckingham Countv " hit V. M. I. in 1949, and after four years it may be said that he has battled the Institute to a draw. Never one to pass up a party or a joke. Red is known to all of us for his friendli- ness and good humor. An excellent student. Red plans to become a doctor, and his ability and personality give every indication that he will do well in his chosen field. THE CLASS OF 1953 Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Yankee Club, 4, .?, 2, 1 ; AIEE, 3, 2, 1, Executive Committee, 1 ; Glee Club, 3, 2, 1, Executive Com- mittee, 2 ; Commanders, 2, 1 ; Monogram Minstrel, 1 ; O. G. A. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Lutheran Club, 3, 2, I; International Re- lations Club, 2, 1; Varsity Ten- nis, 2, 1, Captain, 1; Monogram Club, 2, I ; Officer of the Guard Association. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science, 3, 2, 1, Secretary and Treasurer, 1 ; National Speleological Society, 2, 1; Baseball, 4; Southside Vir- ginia Club, 1, Secretary and Treasurer, 1 ; D. M. S. ; O. G. A. Private, 4; Corporal, 3; Ser- geant, 2; Lieutenant, 1; Ameri- can Society of Civil Engineers, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Minstrel, 2, 1 ; Cross Country Track Team, 4; Presbyterian Club, 4; Busi- ness Staff of the Cr» e 2; Dis- tinguished Military Student, 1, Aslier Waterman Harniau Richmond, Virginia Armor Civil Engineering Ash is the man with all the auto- mobiles — he runs Henry Ford a close second. Keeping up with the latest in stock car racing has constituted a large portion of Ash ' ' s time at V. M. I. He will always be remembered for his bountiful knowledge of the Ford V-8, Ash has done his academic work well for " Uncle Buzz, " however, being a true " sack-hound, " " he has had to pass awav idle hours bv staving awake. Private, 4; Corporal, 3; First Sergeant, 2; Captain, I; Armed Forces Chib, 4, 3. 2. 1 ; Koanokc Club, 4, 3, 2, 1; Fiiiciiig, 4; Inlernalional R.lalinns Club, 3, 2, I; B mi{ Slair, 3, 2; Wrest- ling, 3 ; WcMminsler Youth fllowship, 3; A. S. C. E., 3, 2, 1; M. D. A., 2. Private, 4, 1 ; Corporal, 3 ; Sergeant, 2; Yankee Club, 4, 3, 2, 1; American Socirly of C il , Engineers, 3, 2, I ' fJ halU Ray Madison Hart Roanoke, Virginia Air Force Civil Engineering Coming from the " Magic City " in the fall of " 48. Ray found wizardry a bad match for the Ratline, but emerged near the top of the military totem pole at the end of his " Rat year. " Having much talent in this field, ' Razor " culminated his efforts by commanding " A " ' " ' Company. In another field, he has had his name ap- pear on many of Uncle Buzz ' s job interview lists. Regardless of which engineering career he pursues, we can predict success. Fredrick Flad Hauser, Norristown, Pennsylvania Air Force Civil Engineering Fred will always be remembered as the quiet and collective fellow who typified the true Brother Rat. Freddy was active in his company intramurals, and also ranked high in the scholastic and military curriculum here at the Institute. However, it was not all work for Fred. His week ends were well occupied, either by flying or visiting Mary Washington College. Exams pre- sented no unusual problem to Fred, he always believed that the greatest asset to a college student is the faculty to memorize. X Ronald Douglass Haywood Phoebus, Virginia Arnicr Biology Ronnie came to us by way of Phoe- bus and Cheseapeake Bay, and quickly adapted himself to the land-locked hills of Lexington. Putting aside his boats for the rigors of the Pre-med course he was more than equal to the task, and has proven himself a capable and diligent Carroll disciple. Friendly, unselfish, and good-natured, he is liked by all who know him. Ronnie plans to make the big jump to Vi ' ahoo land Medical School after graduation, and he should be just as successful there as he has been here at the Insti- tute. Louis H. Hibbitts, Jr. Nashville, Tennessee Infantry English Lou came ' ' North " to Lexington in 1949, direct from the hills of Tennes- see. He soon adapted himself to Yankee ways, however, and quickly rose to the top of his class in spite of the erratic Virginia climate. His humor and good nature have won him many friends (along with quite a few choice " Tennessee Tidbits " ). Always ready for a dance, party, or good discussion, the " Nashville Nemesis " will long be remembered bv faculty, fellow cadets, and Col. Barksdale. William Scott Hillinan Arlington, Virginia Engineers Civil Engineering A typical civil. Bill got by the finer arts of English and history by the skin of his prominent two front teeth. He is one of the few civils who does not give the LA ' s a hard time, because he is one of their chief rivals in " sack- lab. " Bill has the distinction of being I erhaps the only member of the Corps who can stand on his hind legs and talk to Col. " Flapjack " without look- ing up. Old high-pockets has for four years now been one of the " first platoon boys " in that group of tooth- picks, " A " Company, and though b ' held down his place in the rear rank there, we can be sure he will be on the front rank in his future life. THE CLASS OF 1953 Private, 4, .?, 2, I ; lidcwaler Club, 4, .3, 2, I; Virginia Academy of Science, 2, I ; O. G. A. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1: Inter- national Relations Club, 3, 2, 1 : lu.n-Oul Staff, 2; BOMB Staff, 1 ; Distinguished Military Stu- dent, 2: Newman Club, Ij O. (,. A., I. Private, 4, .S, 2, 1 ; American Society of Civil Engineers, .3, 2, I: Rat Tennis; Canterbury Club. 4; International Relations Club, 2, 1; BOMB Staff, 1 ; O. G. A. Private, 4, 3. 2, 1; Viirsily RiHc Team, 3, 2, 1; Ainerioan Inslilulo of Ele.lrieal KiisiiKers, 3, 2, 1, C.hainiiaii, 1; Tiirn-Oiil Circulation Staff, 4; Glee Club, 4; D. M. S., 2, 1; O. G. A. Private, 4; Corporal, 3; Color Sergeant, 2; Captain, I; Armed Fore.s Cluh. 1, 3, 2, I ; Ameri- eaii Inslitiite of ICI.elriea! Engi- neering, 3, 2. I ; ,lee Club. 3, 2; Distinguished Military Student, 2, 1. Private, 4. 3, 2, I ; Cireulal Staff of C« . . I, 3. 2; V ginia Aeademv „( Sei pi-, 3 1 ; Baptist Club, 4, x bU; CUuttJ , 4;O.G.A., I. M- Herold Ronald Hofheiiner II Richmond, Virginia Artillery Electrical Engineering Four years of hard work have made Hal one of the top men in his section and has added another high scorer to the rifle team. Always good for an argument, Hal has an air of sincerity about him which immediately takes you into his confidence. Never try to argue him out of his Buick, it ' s the best buggy on the road and he will tell you so till the death. James Paul Holley Arlington, Virginia Artillery Electrical Engineering Pierre Pierponl Holley, a most dis- tinguished nieter-reader ' ' of the EE department, has also been a young wonder with Army red tape and tripli- cate forms, doing a magniftcent job with our own staff position of $-3. Could we ever forget his S-3 black- board with such things as ' ' drill in raincoats " ? But if Pierre can handle the future and the Army the way he has his career at the Institute, there is no telling what success he will ob- tain. James William Home Thomasville, Georgia Armor Pre-Med. Jim left the kindly sunshine of Georgia to come to the cold, cruel ' North Country " ' " ' of Lexington. Along with his beloved ukulele and even more beloved gospel songs he brought a warm-hearted and a good old Georgian personality. His easy going ways kept him smiling amidst the trials and tribulations of the dogfish and cats of " Doc " CarrolTs Biology Department. After graduation Jim will return to his native state where he will pursue the study of dentistry. . _ X -V fft William Russell Home, Jr. Homestead, Florida Cheniioul Corps Chemistry The Seiiator " isn ' t seen around barracks very much, but sometimes he strays away from his sack to throne — his shoe shine stool — and gives a lecture, or ventures uptown to see a movie. Nowhere in the Institute can a more diversified person be found where bits of information on any subject can be gotten just for the ask- ing. Russ s good nature and sedate manner is never disturbed until he gets the urge to come forth with a bit of wisdom, then he is a martyr for his convictions. The senator has very few- enemies due to his nonchalant atti- tude; " live and let live, and the world will take care of its self. " ' His intelli- gence is respected by everyone, and he will someday fulfill his destiny, ' The Senator, " Paul Conley Hudson Warwick, Virginia Artillery Civil Engineering Out of a class of two-hundred and fifty Brother Rats, the " 53 ' s had to pick three men for their oflficers. What criteria are necessary to judge these men by? ■ " Moose ' " is the personifica- tion of these standards. The old man stands rather short in statue, but he stands high in the esteem of his class. ' ' Moose " has chosen the Army as a starting point in his career. Certainly no one is better equipped for the future than he. Eugene Smith Jackson Norfolk, Virginia Artillery Civil Engineering " ■Jarn Jack " ' was a dangerous kid when he had time to think. Rather quiet, always minded his own business, he was one of V ncle Buzz ' s hardest working civils. One thing we ' ll never forget about Gene — his attitude toward power and rank. He would rather take a dose of salts than carry a sabre or sling a sash. Don ' t misunderstand us when we say that Gene was quiet and studious; Gene was quite a lover and gave several a pretty rough time. He knows what he wants in this world and he will make a big place for himself in anvthing he does. THE CLASS OF 1953 Private, 4 ; Corporal 3 ; Ser- geant, 2; Lieutenant, 1; Baptist i J] Club, 4, 3, 2, 1; American Chemical Societv. Football, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Wrestling. 4, 3 ; Monogram Club, 3, Treasurer, 2, President, 1 ; Class Historian, 3; Class Vice Presi- dent, 2, 1 ; American Society of Civil Engineers, 3, 2, 1 ; General Committee, 3, 2, Vice President. 1 ; Chairman Executive Com- mittee ASCE, 1 ; Athletic Council, 1 ; Superintendent ' s Cadet Ad- visory Committee, 1 ; DMS. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; American Society of Civil Engineers, 3, 2, 1 ; Tidewater Club, 3, 2, 1 ; Cross- Countrv Track, 3; Fencing Club, 1 ; O. G. A. Private, 4; Corporal, 3; Ser- geant, 2; 2iul IJeiileiiaiit, 1; Rat Football; Rat Virostling; Cadet Staff. 3, 2; Sports Editor, 1; American Institute of I ' hysics, 1; Varsity Football, 3; Manager Varsity Baseball, 1. Private 4; Corporal 3; Ser- geant, 2; Captain — Itattalion Conimancler I ; Swimming, 4, 3, 2, Captain I : Monogram Club, 3, 2, 1; Honor Court, 2, Presi- dent, 1 ; n h„-s n ho in Ameri- can Colleces and Universities. 1 ; Athletic Council 1 ; BOMB Staff. 1; History Club 1; Distin- guished Military Student, 1 ; M. D. A.. 1. Walker Reed Johnson Richmond, Virginia Armor Physics Reed has left behind an admirable record of well-rounded achievements. During his stay at the Institute he has proven capable of success in any field he chose, and he chose laudable ones. In addition to this seriousness of purpose a likable and enviable person- ality has provided him with many sincere friends. His delight is to wait and add the last indisputable statement to any argument. Harry Allison Johnston II West Palm Beach, Florida Armor History Harry has been marked as a leader among us since our first year at the Institute. He has upheld the spirit of those essential qualities which go to make up what V. M. I. stands for. He has been a leader in all phases of the Barracks life. We as a class owe much to Harry, and we as a class not only realize that fact but we thank him for it. There would be little trouble in predicting Harry ' s future. We know that whatever he does he will do well. Private, 4, 1, Corporal 3, .S scant 2; M. D. A., 3, 2; Alhle Council 2, 1 ; Honor, Ci tn-t 2, 1; BOMB Staff, 2, I ; SvilitnuitifS, 4)|fL ' Lacrosse, 4; Individi l Iio l-i{ iJyy ' ( ral Cup, 3; Intramural MAnQger 1 ; History Club, I ; OflSrorof ihi (;uard Association, 1. y ' ' V ' ' - " ' v ' ' , , Ernest S. Jones, Jr. Kingsporl, Tennessee Air Force History Leaving his beloved home of Florida with its leisurely beach life in ' 49, Ernie came to the Institute in search of the typical college life. After a short while he became known to us as one with good taste for women, an all-round athlete, and a typical L. A. A naturally modest person, Ernie has taken his many honors in stride. If he succeeds in the Air Force as he has in the past, we know he will be wearing those silver stars some dav. w Stewart Dowse Jones, Jr. Franklin. Virginia Air Force Fngli h ' ' Sugar Dog " ' , as he has beeonie known since ihat fateful day in ' ' Dodo ' s ' " third class English section, is well known throughout barracks. Gentleman, scholar, roue, and cadet waiter, S. D. ' s activities have been as varied as his experiences at the Insti- tute. Such positions as associate editor of the Turn-Out and the Cutlet have gained him fame in the literary field while his humor, good nature, and constant readiness for a dance, bull- session or party have earned him equal renown of a different nature. Four years at V. M. I. without Sugar Dog " would have been four dull years indeed. Stanleigh Hopkisis Jones, Jr. Virginia Beach, Virginia Air Force English ' " Strange " Stan, so called by his roomie " Odd " John, could more correctly be labled ' 53 s own Guy Fawkes. Although no ' Gunpowder Plot " , the " Great Blackout " of ' 52 will long be remembered bv all of Stan ' s friends, including F. R. P. himself. When his incendiary activities allowed, S. H. found time to pursue a singular career in his field. Liberal Arts, co- edit the BOMB, and lend his unpre- dictable wit to classes, bull sessions and parties. Stan ' s career may not be brilliant but it is sure to be well lighted. James Spero Kallelis Peabody, Massachusetts Artillery Chemistry Koko. also known as " Mr. Peebody. P. P. " during his Rat year, came to us from the north country. His life while at the Institute has been far from placid, but his responsibilities have never been neglected. An inexpensive tour of the world is Jim ' s ambition. He plans to do this at no expense to himself, traveling with batteries of 105mm Howitzers in the Army ' s Field Artillerv, THE CLASS OF 1953 " tSS Jl Private, 4. 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club, 4, 3, 2. 1; TuTit-Out, 4. 3: Fic- tion Editor. 2; Managing Editor, 1; Cmlet Feature Editor 1; Aca- demic Stars, 1 ; O. G. A.. 1. Private, 4. 3. 2, 1 ; Canterbury Club, 4. 3. 2. 1; Literary Staff Turn-Oul Magazine. 2 : Co-Editor 1933 BOMB: Wh„s Uho in Antericau Colleges tiiiil Viii- versities 1. Private, 4, 3. 2, 1: Yankee Club. 4, 3, 2. 1 ; Armed Forces Club 3. 2. 1 ; American Chemical Societv. 3. 2. 1 ; Circulation Staff of BOMB. 2, 1; Football, 4: estniinster Fellowship. 4: Circulation Staff of Cadet and Turn-Out. 2; DMS. 2 ; O. G. A. Representative. Private, 3, 2, 1; Third Class Rat; Inlornalioiuil Rolalions Club. 3, 2, 1 ; Tiirii-Oul. 2, 1, Ex- change Manager, 1 ; History Club, 2, 1; Glee Club, 3; Foot- ball Manager, 2; Tininiins Music Club, 1; O. G. A. Isaac Norris Kanter Logan, West Virginia Air Force History Washington ' s IKE was no more celebrated or liked than our own. We shall miss his unusual interpretations of situations over the PX coffee table. To be sure, what will be more missed than the nightly call of " Sandwiches? " Hut when we look back in twenty years we will undoubtedly see that that familiar call, although developed into something more important, will still be as familiar and will still convey that mark of the promising entrepreneur that our IKE is. ate, 1. :orporal, 3, SuppI Sergeant, 2, I si l.ii iileiianl. I (;iee Club, I. 3. 2. I ; . 1 Conimand rs, 3, 2: Hal football. Football, 1 ; Southtrn Collegians, Co-leader 1; President Alabama Club, ]. Privat.v 1, 3, 2, 1; ASCE, James Miller Keel, Jr. Birmingham, Alabama Air Force English Jim, once a reckless, carefree and handsome young lad. finally met his match, a very pretty Mobile, Alabama girl. They are headed for the altar after graduation. He has selected the Air Force as a career and he will enter flight school upon graduation. Maybe the boys here at V. M. I. will remember him as he flies overhead som ' day. His strong determination will surely make him an outstanding Air Force officer. James David Kelly Huntington Woods, Michigan Air Force Civil Engineering Dave came to us from the Northern metropolis of Detroit, but by his friendliness, unselfishness, and humor, he has proved to even the most stub- born Southerner among us, that Yankees can make a place for them- selves at V. M. I. A competent Civil. Dave plans to make the Air Force his career. It is certain that he will be just as successful in " The S ild Blue Sonder, " as he has been during his Slav at the Institute. W ' K David George Kestiier Harrisonburg, Virginia Air Force Civil Engineering Undoubtedly one of the hardest working men in our class Dave, through his constant application to his academic work has gotten the maxi- mum out of his college education. Along with his friendly manner, he possesses a matureness and insight into the problems of life. With the quality of finishing everything he starts and his ability to get along with everyone, Dave is assured of a successful life in the future. Warren Woodson Koontz, Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia Air Force Biology Another one of Doc Carroll ' s cadaverous cat-carvers, Warren has shown that he can cut up as neatly in the gold braid of a member of the Battalion Staff as he can with his double-edged razor blade on the dog- fish in the Biology lab. Qualitatively he has made V. M. I. richer by his pr esence here; quantitatively .... well he is known to have a girl in every port. He turns friendly to the Wahoos next year and will take up " vine, vinimin and vivisection. ' ' John Clayton Laiiford Roanoke, Virginia Engineers Civil Engineering Jack will long be remembered as a potential big highway builder. We know that that potentiality will be fulfilled. This big, easy-going, likable gentleman from the " " ' Star ' ' city has shown his capabilities in many ways. His future seems already fixed ; he has Sarah to take care of him and for a while. Ft. Belvoir ' s glamor school for engineers as steady employment. THE CLASS OF 1953 Private, 4. 3, 2, 1; Melhodisl Club, 4, 3, 2; A. S. C. E.. 3, 2, 1; Glee Club, 4, 3; Anierirau Soeiely of Photogiraninietry, 2, 1; Cave Club, 2. 1 ; O. G. A., 1. Private, 4 ; Corporal, 3 ; Ser- geant, 2; 1st Lieutenant, Bat- talion Staff, 1 ; Lvnohburg Club, 4. 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club, 4, 3. 2, 1 ; Rat ' restling; Air Force Rifle Team, 4, 3 ; Virginia Academy of Science, 4, 3, 2. 1 ; D. M. S. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Football, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club, 3. 2, 1; Roanoke Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; American Society of Civil Engi- neers, 3, 2, 1; O. G. A., 1. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; American Chemical Society, 3, 2, 1 ; Wrest- ling, 4; Football, 4; Baseball, 4; Glee Club, 4; O. G. A. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1; Methodist Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; ASCE, 3, 2, 1 ; O. G. A., 1. William Richard Lee Hillsdale, Michigan Artillery Chemistry Although Bill has a genius for col- lecting such items as stamps, guns, and model tanks he is equally adept at collecting friends. We will know that his capacity for winning friends will serve him in any field of endeavor he may choose. And we can be sure that he will serve those round him well. So it ' s " hats off " to " Little Willie " from the wilds of Michigan; success is yours. William Hunter Liggett Mill Creek, West Virginia Corps of Engineers Civil Engineering " Butch " Liggett who hails from Mill Creek, Vst Virginia, will be long re- membered by his Brer Rats for his exploits around barracks and the many miles he covered on " Pancake Boule- vard " after Ring Figure. " Butch " will always be remembered as a good man to have on a party, ready and willing at all times to help you in and out of trouble, a good companion for any- thing. Private, 4, 3, 2, I; Yankee Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club, 3, 2, 1; Newman Club, 4, .3; Cn iss Country, 3, 2; AiyTlprfJan - - tute Physics, 2, l S rtiiiiing Team, 4; Turn-Out Stulf, 2; Texas Club, 1 ; O. G. A. ' = John Frank Lisella Houston, Texas Force Physics John F. Lisella. the transplanted ' Texan " who has become a true and loyal " Rebel. " " offered his service for the good cause of the South and the U. S. Air Force. Like all Texans, John has followed the saying, " Made in Texas by New Jerseyites. " After four years of beating his head with the Physics sledge hammer, John has plans for Graduate school in Business and then Flight school with the U. S. A. F. S«33 Joseph Stanley Louden Louisville, Kentucky Air Foroe Civil Engineering Who keeps V. M. I. ' s answer to Spike Jones — better known as The Band — in step ? Yep, drum-beating Joe. And when the " " ' Coninianders " ' play for a hop, who strums the bass? Again it ' s transit smasher Louden. He never Cound out how to harness the power of his little radiator driven steam engine except to knock ashes off cigarettes. But there ' ' s a brighter success in the future for Joe and his ever-lovin ' ' Katie, and if you ever want to hear " The Mississippi Mud " in the ragtime, Joe ' s your man. John Jefferson Liind Arlington, Virgini; Infantrv Biology Here is a man of varying talents and great versatility. Not only a top-rank- ing officer in the Corps, " J. J. ' is one of Dodo ' s better soloists in the Glee Club. Topping that he has done well in athletics and academics. Three things take precedence in his mind of late sleeping, eating and Sweet Briar. Tell us about those perfumed letters, boy. Here ' s a guy who, as a doctor, is certain to have a charming bedside manner — especially with his feminine patients. Franklin Webster Maddux Remington, Virginia Armc History Here is one of the few men at V. M. I. who lavishes all his attention on one girl instead of giving the whole tribe of females a chance. He is in his last bachelor ' s fling now, for he is going to be hitched " come gradua- tion. Rising high in the rank of the Corps, Web has finally taken the job of keeping the lime-worn " E " ' Com- pany " Rice-pickers " in line, a task well handled. To t h e question. " Whither goest thou. Web? " we in- variably hear the answer. Hell. it ' s already 10 a. m. and I haven ' t gotten back to bed yet. " THE CLASS OF 1953 Private, 4, 2, 1 ; Corporal. 3 ; V. M. I. Commanders. 2. 1; Amerifan Society of Civil Engi- neers, 3, 2, 1; Baptist Club. 4: Track, 4, 3; Ring Figure Com- mittee; O. G. A. Private ' , 4; Corporal, 3; Ser- geant, 2: Isl Lieutenant — Battal- ion S-3. 1; Canterbury Club. 4. Secretarv-Treasurer. 3, 2, Presi- dent, 1 : ' Glee Club, 4, 3, 2. 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science, 4, 2, 1; Track, 4, 2; Wrestling, 4; Religious Council, 1 ; I ' ininiins Music Club, 1 ; DMS, 2, 1 ; Who ' s Who in American Colleges and Universities, Private, 4; Corporal, 3; Ser- geant, 2: Captain, Company Commander, 1 ; Glee Club, 4, 3. 2, Vice President, 1 ; Rat Foot- ball ; Rat Track; Canterbury Club, 4; Hop Committee, 1; BOMB Staff, 1; DMS, 1. Private, 4; Corporal, 3; Ser- geant, 2; Lieutenniil, 1; Cross Country, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Track, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; ASCE, 2, 1 ; Civil Shaft. 2, 1; BOMB Stair, 2, 1; Westmin- ster Fellowship, 4; Armed Forees Cluh, 3: Monogram Cluh, 2, 1; DMS. Private, I, 2; Corpor Lieutenant, I ; Rat Footli Varsity Football, .{, 2, I ; lling, 4, 3, 2; Monogram 2, 1; Viee-PresiHent An Society of Civil Fngiiie President, 1; INewniaii CI 2; Historian of Class of 1 ; Honor Stars, 3. 2. 1 ; ( Committee, 1 ; It lio ' s II Ameriiun Collect ' s mid Ih lies, 1. al. 3; all. 4; Wr ■ - CI • l . leri ■rs. 2; uh. 3, " 53. 2, Harry Richard Mallo Omaha, Nebraska Artillery Civil Engineering This Nebraska hay-barber apparently put the wide open spaces of the West to good use because for four years he has been one of the mainstays of the Cross Country and track teams. A man of unlimited talents and an inexhaust- able worker, he will undoubtedly prove successful in any field he chooses. Theodore Frank Mariaiii Cottage City, Maryland Engineers Civil Engineering After relegating the military aspects of V, M, I. to as inconsequential a level as possible, Ted proceeded to leave n » stone unturned in his attempt to lead as full a life at V. M. I. as was possi- ble. In this he was amazingly success- ful, as his record clearly indicates. His academic and athletic proficiency, m any extra-curricular accomplish- ments, and keen appreciation of the finer things of life place him among the very top of the leaders of the Corps. Private, 4, 3, 2, I ; Virgir ia Academy of Science, 2, 1; I a- tional Speleological Solely, 3, » s_ 2; Newman Cluh, Z ,@ 2 4 ,1 ( hall, 4, 3; Swimming, ; f%, Xr; fk uf- ' 3r£ Edward Burk Marks Morrisville, Pennsylvania Infantry Biology All advocate of nature and an authority of woodlore, our modern ' " " Daniel Boone ' spent much of his spare time tramping the banks of the Maury River. But his love of nature never kept him from the duties of his education, and as is the choice of all |»re-meds he plans to get that Doctor title after a short hitch in the Army. Cood luck, Burk. we know y »u will always turn in a good record of your- self and your achievements. Donald MacLeaii Mathesoii Port Washington, New York Artillery Electrical Engineering Don or ' ' Red " as he is known to us all has in his four years at V. M. I. de- veloped inio the complete and full intellect that typifies the true college man. He has maintained a high stand in his Electrical Engineering courses and at ihe same time is equally facile in the Fine Arts. Athletics, and the military have also held a prominent place in his curriculum. And yet, D in has slill found time for the social phase of harracks life, including hridge at a tenth of a cent and the first stoop chess championship. Josei li White McCarthy Lynchburg. Virginia Infa Historv " Joto " has managed to rise close to the tojj of his L. A. class and stay in that position. His care of the Library must enable him to do this, because his roommates worry about his sleep- ing on the floor making his head flat. L ' nassumingly polite, Joe has im- pressed us with his horsesense. good humor and magic gift of talk. Stuart McCloskey, Jr. Vicksburg, Mississippi Air Force Physics Rooming with such cronies as " The Kid, " " Simo, " and MeCIung, Mac has had ample lime and inclination to party, play lengthy games of bridge and in general to raise a lot of V. M. L hell on Saturday nights, but in spite of all these diverting influences he has come close to maxing his courses in his four years of exile from the mud- banks of Mississippi. He counts as not the least of his accomplishments the many feminine hearts he has broken in his trekking from one girls ' school to another. We will know that 6-fool- three hulk anywhere in creation, even, as Dodo says, if we meet it on the Sahara Desert. THE CLASS OF 1953 Private, 4, 3; Sergeant, 2; 2nd Lieutenant, 1 ; Glee Club, 4, 3, 2, 1; V. M. I. Commanders, 3, 2, 1; A. I. E. E.. 3. 2; Rat Swim- ming; Lacrosse. 4; Tinimins Music Club; Vice-Chairmaii, 1. Private, 4, 3, 1 ; Sergeant. 2 ; Lviichburg Club, 4, 3, 2; Presi dent. 1 ; International Relation Club, 3; Recording Secretary, 2 Vice President, 1 ; President, Vir ginia Organization of Interna lional Relations Club, 1 ; Library Staff. I; O. G. A., 1. Private, 4, 1 ; Corporal, 3 ; Sergeant, 2; Basketball, 4, 3; Tennis, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science, 3, 2, 1 ; American Institute of Physics, 2; Vice President, 1; Mississippi Club, 2, 1; Canterbury Club, 4; Football. 4; O. G. A. Privalo, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Nnlional Spcleologioal Society, 3, 2; Rnplist Club. 2, 1 ; History Club, 2, 1; Basketball, 3; Virginia Aoadeniy of Sfieiiee, 3; InttT- national Relations Club, 1 ; O. G. A. I ri ate, 4; Corporal, 3; Ser- geant, 2; First Lieutenant, 1; Cross Country, 4, 3, 2, 1; Wres- tling, 4. Traok, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Mono- gram Club. 3, 2, 1; Armed Forres Clul). 2, I; Captain Cross Country Team, 1 ; Yankee Club, 4, 3, 2, 1. Yankee Club, 1. 3, 2. I; A. S. C. E., 3, 2, I; Private, 4; Football, 4; MethoclisiCbib, |4; , (Corporal, 3; .Serg iiV)t( ' 2 l ilejy, national Kelation. ( hili 2; Ca| tain. I ; iV. .|.I. nt „i, Int.iu national Itelalion- ( liib |r Se . ol ' Virginia Organi alion iif liilernational K l.ltlon CM, ,-L 1;DIVIS, 1. f . Harold Alfred McCliing St. Albans, T est Virginia Air Force History Mac has been a big; boost and source of enjoyment to his Brother Rats since he first lightly trecl the Rat Line. Big. good-natured, and mcII- liked by everyone, ' ' Goose " " has taken his four years of Institute life with a grin, which is something of an accom- plishment in itself. A history major, Mac intends to make a little of his own after graduation. Personality, and a fine sense of humor gives him a head start in whatever he might do. James Louis McLaiii St. Louis, Illinois Artillery History James " Roman Nose " McLain, or more formally, " Stoneface " has left his imprint on the Institute in many fields. By dint of considerable eflfort and military know how, ' ' Mac ' " ' has climbed the rocky ladder from private to " chief flunky ' on Stoop ' s first battalion staff. Laying aside his sword for traok shoes, the " tall one " can h - found any afternoon running indoor,- . outdoors, rain or shine, year in and vear out. V. M. I. track without the 1st battalion S-3 would be like Mac without his glasses. Mae will long be remembered by all who knew him and whose lives were enriched by his friendship. James Warfield Worthingtor., Ohio Infantry Civil Engineering Meeky has been endeared to his bro ' rats by his uncomplaining manners which have won him the title Father Meek. Captain Jim, leader of men, has done wonders with his yodeling apemen, and after many months of bard work, he has succeeded in keep- ing them in last place. Because of his diligence and ability to apply himself, Ohio ' s favorite son will be undaunted as he ventures into the hard cold world. i c Franklin Oren Mikle Armor Utica, New York Civil Engineerin Mike is one Northern import who has found the Old South atmosphere to his liking. The lad from Utioa has established quite a reputation around barracks as a devil with the ladies, and hardly a week end passes that he is not able to round up a girl, a party and a good lime. Taking the rigors »f the Civil Course and the regulations of the Institute with an indulgent smile, he still found time to win many friends and become a valuable mem- ber of the Glee Club. George Tyler Miller, Jr. Harrisonburg, Virginia Armor Chemistry A glance at Tyler ' ' s achievements during his four years at the Institute is proof enough of his ability and leadership. Active in practically every phase of life here at V. M. I., he has earned high posts in all the organiza- tions which he has entered. In addition to this, his modesty and good nature have won him the friendship of all his brother rats. Tyler will enter the field of chemistry, and it appears that he already has one important formula in his possession — the formula for success. Robert Sydnor Miller Richmond. Virginia Air Force Civil Engineering Bobbv came to the Institute in the Fall of 1949 from the " Holy City. " He was a derivative of the Thomas Jefferson Cadet Corps and, as such, his military capabilities were soon recognized. Coming up, through the ranks he attained the second highest rank in his company. He has also lent his ability to the publications and the Hop Committee. His willingness to work and ability to produce results will earn him a niche in the business world which will in turn earn him great success. THE CLASS OF 1953 Private, 4, 3, 1 ; Sergeant, 2 ; American Society of Civil Engi- neers, 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; O. G. A. Private, 4; Corporal, 3; 1st Sergeant, 2; Captain of Regi- mental Band. 1; Glee Club. 4; ljl rarian. 3; Secretary. 2; I ' resi- flent. 1 : TurnOut Staff. 4. 3. Advertising Manager, 2, Business Manager. 1 ; Richmond Club, 4, .3, 2 ; American Chemical Societv, 3. 2, 1; Mclhodist Club. 3, 2; Rat Wrestling. 4; Lacrosse, 4; Secretarv of the Timniins Music Club. 1: Who ' s Who In Ameri- can Colleges anil Universities, 1; Academic Stars, 1. Private, 4; Corporal. 3; Ser- geant, 2 : Lieutenant. 1 ; Rich- mond Club, 4, 3; Lutheran Club. 4. 3: Hoj) Committee, 2; Busi- ness jManager, 1 : American Society of Civil Engineers, 3, 2, 1: Turn-Out Staff. 2; BOMB Staff. ]. Private, 3, 2, 1 ; Liithoraii Club, 3, 2, 1; Swiiiiniing Teaiii 3, 2, 1; Anicrioan S »c ' iely of Civil Ensinerrs 3, 2, 1 ; O. G. A. Privalc, 4; Corporal, 3; S«r- (•aiil, 2; SiippU Srrf;4aiil, 2; Arinrfl I ' orr.s CIiiIk .J, 2, 1; Anirriraii Cht-i)iH ' ;il Sorirtv, 3, 2. I; (,lrr Cliih. 1, 3; aiikrr CIiiIk 3. 2; I). M. S.. 2; liilrr- iiatUiiKil Krl;ili. ns Cliih. 2; First It.— Hn. S-l; Captain Krj. Siip- plv Omrcr S-l, I ; Virr Pr«M lriit Ariiu ' «l Foncs Clul , 1 ; I). M. C, 1. Bruce Lee Mitchell Oradell, New Jersey Armor Civil Engineering Although " Mitch " came to V. M. I. as a Brother Rat of the ' 54 ' s, he jumped right into the middle of things and has become one of ' ' Uncle Buzz ' s " " more prominent civils. Not one to al- low his college education to interfere in his major interest — eating — Bruce became a cadet waiter at Club Crozet lo further his already extensive studv of foods. Well liked by all who know him, it is certain that his serious presence of mind and easy-going manner and humor will be a loss to V, M, I., but a great gain to the rest of the world. Charles Camp Mitchell, Jr. Homewood, Illinois Armor Chemistry Four years of V. M, I. have not de- terred Chuck at all in regards to his future occupation — seeing Korea via medium tank. In the inirsuit of this career, Lobs " has not remained, thus far, inglorious, as evinced by his meteoric rise in the cadet ranks. Naturally he has " relaxed " occasion- ally for a private party, but has always somehow regained military equihb- rium. It seems strange that such a military giant is to wed such a liny beauty: perhaps their ultimate goal is another Napoleon! Private, 4, 2, I ; Corporal, I; Canterbury Club, 4, 3, !; A. S. C. i:., 3, 2, 1 ; (;lee CUi|i, 1, 3, 2, I ; Ainbassift o( niil», 4, 3; FpiM .pal Choir, V I : Honor KolS, 4, 2; (). G. A.; - r ;siH»ig, Lawrence Lee Moise Falls Church, Virginia Air Force Civil Engineering By putting two dots over the " " i " you have Moise, L. L, II, characterized by a tuneless whistle as he saunters down the sloop. Regardless of the whistle, though. Larry has crooned carols for the cadets at Christmas-time for four cold years. His love of music has led him to a certain lovely red- head at the Music Box and the future looks as if it will bring strawberry blondes with it. - X John Arthur Moiicrief Houston, Texas Air Force Chemistry The Slate of Texas produces few who are able to live up to the boastful standards she places upon her sons, but Art is one of those few. Knowing Art as we do and glancing at his record as a cadet we are inclined to be so bold as to say that Texas should, and un- doubtedly will be, proud and boastful of Art, even more so than Art is of Texas. Waher Brinton Moiicrief Portsmouth, Virginia Artillery Civil Engineering Now we have a new " Bogus ' ' for the mess hall, and with pride we can still say that the food has not improved one iota. But " Munch ' " handles only the waiter problem, and he does pretty well at that. Always looking for a ride to Norfolk and that ever-loving gal of his, " Munch " is a familiar sight along the stoop, ducking the OD, bumming a cigarette, or just plain nosing around for a bull-session. We will not forget this great beefy fellow, and the PX will miss him as a coffee-drinker and juke box player extraordinary. Floyd Lee Moore Hopewell, Virginia Infantry Civil Engineering There is a whole crew here from Hopewell, and every one of them is different. And no less individual is " Floogie. " Complementing his civil course with an extensive lab in the sack, the Flooge is fast becoming one of those delicately classified in barracks as LA ' s. But in the bed or out of it. it is a sure thing that a guy with a personality such as " Floogie " has will get along fine in life. THE CLASS OF 1953 Private ; Corporal ; Sergeant ; Lieutenant ; Cheerleader, 4, 3, 2. 1 ; head Cheerleader, 1 ; Baptist Club, 4, 3, 2, 1: Texas Club, 4, 3, 2. 1; Secretary, 1; Air Force Rifle Team, 4, 3: American Chemical Societv, 3, 2. 1; Glee Club. 4. 2, 1; Editorial Staff Ctttlet. 4; Circulation and Advertising Staffs BOMB, 3; 1953 BOMB; Advertising Staff Turn-Out. 2; National Speleo- logical Societv, 3 ; Religions Council. 2, 1 : President, 2, 1 : I9.i3 Ring Committee; Who ' s Who in inirricin Colleges and V nirersilies. Baptist Club, 4, 3, 2. 1; Pri- vate, 4, 2, 1; Corporal, 3: Rat Football ; American Society of Civil Engineers 3, 2, 1 ; Football, 3: Armed Forces Club, 3, 2, 1 ; Tidewater Club, 2, 1 ; O. G. A. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Foot- ball; Rat Baseball; American Society of Civil Engineers, 3, 2, 1 ; Office:- of the Guard Associ- ation. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Aiiuri.aii Society of Civil Eiisiiuers, S, 2, 1 : V. M. I. Coiiiiiianders, jMiuip- iiuiit Malinger, 2, I ; Hal Foot- ball; Varsity Football. 3; Rat Wrestling; Methodist Club, 4; O. G. A. Private, 4, 3, 2, I ; ;»ll Team, I. 3. 2. I ; Texas Club, I, 3, 2, I ; Ne»..,aii Club, I. .5. 2, I ; W r.s- tliiig. 2, I; I50MH Stair, 2, I; I. R. C, 2, 1; History Club, 2; CiiiU ' t Staff, 2; O. G. A., 1. Private, 4, 2, I ; Coi Northern Virginia Clul 3, 2 ; V {; ral, I: II ille It l.oniniltlei ' . .i, Z; V lee rreMile|it, ., I; Anieriean SoeiPtv(gjR JlivjU F S) Fngineers, 3, 2, 1 ; V Waf .V, V S) Couneil, 1 ; O. G. A. . ' J ' ' James Rea Moore Rocky Mount, North Carolina Armor Civil Engineering " This Hulk " oanie to V. M. I. already bearing the delicate nickname of ' Pinky ' ' ' and in these callous four walls, oddly enough, it has stuck. Chief transit handler, lover of bats, custodian of the sloppiest pair of boots in the corps. Pink is the modern man ' s answer to how to dress suavely. ' Live hard and love it " is his motto and if e ever been on a party with him will see that he keeps faithful to t. Then there was the day the cat got n the room antl — Ah, but Pinky can tell vou that one. Richard E. D, Moreiuaii Beaumont, Texas Armor History This " " pore man ' s Jimmy Demarel " comes from the land of all great golfers (and to hear him talk all great everything else). As his activities indi- cate his interests were not only in studies, of course some of his more active sports are not listed above as they cannot be called organized " sport. ' " A faithful member of the L ' Club, and a patronizer of the arts (female), his unique position of leadership in these fields was a source of friendly enw to his brother rats. Austin Herr Morgan, Alexandria, Virginia Engineers Civil Engineering " " Tee " will be remembered by his Brother Rats as one of the greatest personalities ever to spend four years at V. M. I. He was never missing when party-time rolled around, and his antics always added that extra spark. After graduation he plans to let Uncle Sam be his keeper in the Corps of Engineers, and we may say that our loss is their gain. Truly, Tee is a " one and only " and his future will surely follow the paths of certain success. c Joseph Smith Morison West Palm Beach, Florida Air Force Civil Engineering " Anyone for Florida ? " With this cry Joe came up from his beloved West Palm Beach and entered the Institute. After adjusting to this life he began making friends and in- fluencing people. His good humor and frolics at Class parties will long be remembered by all. Possessing all the qualities needed for success, Joe ' s future seems assured in anv field he chooses. John Daiidridge Murdaugh Heidelberg. Germany Infantry English Dan has been, perhaps, best known for his stringent enforcement of Gen- eral Committee and Honor Court rules, a sense of duty, and a love of the V. M. I, principles. That occasionally Prussianistic outlook, however, has not prevented him from being an outstand- ing liberal arts student, in fact, he has spent just as much, if not more time in the ' ' ' sack ' " than any other English major. He is one of the rare multi- colored personalities that is occasion- ally found at the Institute. His never failing sense of duty and his under- standing of people will undoubtedly make him outstanding in anv societv. Percy Anderson Murphy Armor Grelna, Virginia Civil Engineering Although concealed by a tranquil exterior, P. A. maintained beneath it all an amazing storehouse of wit and energy. His exploits in the ' " " Blood BowP " gained for him the name of ' ' Tiger, " ' and Tiger Perce he has been known as since. Likewise his role of gun bearer in the J. M. Hall leopard hunt, his impersonation to perfection of his idol Col. Frankus Pancakeus Erectus, and the general merry antics of his whole troupe of ushers pointed up his sparkling wit. These qualities, coupled with his level-headed good na- ture should open a wealth of oppor- tunity to him in the future. THE CLASS OF 1953 Private, 4; Corporal, 3; Ser- geant, 2 ; Private, 1 ; American Society of Civil Engineers, 3, 2, 1; American Society of Electrical Engineers, 3; BOMB Staff, 2, 1; Vice President of Oflicer of the Guard Association, 1. Private, 4, 3; Sergeant, 2; 2nd Lieutenant, 1 ; Glee Club, 4, 3, 2. 1; National Speleological Societv, 4 ; Cross Country Track, 4 ; Armed Forces Club, 2; Inter- national Relations Club, 1 ; Tini- mins Music Club, 1 ; General Committee. 1 ; Distinguished Military Student. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Lynchburg Club, 4, 3, 2, I; Glee Club, 3; American Society of Civil Engi- neers, 3, 2, 1; Track, 2; Mono- gram Minstrel, 1 ; Officer of the Guard Association, Private, 4, 2, 1 ; Corporal, 3; A. S. C. E., 3, 2, 1; Canlerbury Club, 4, 3; Carolina Club, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club, 3, 2; Civil Air Patrol, 3; Hop Coniniiltee, 1; O. G. A., 1. Priviili ' , 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Kouno lc Norman Page Murray, Jr. Columbia, South Carolina Air Force Civil Engineering Page, one of the PX hounds of C-3 is well known among his Brother Rats for his ever growing appetite of good looking young ladies. Between trips to his beloved New Orleans French quarter, he has managed to get his ticket to the " Steve Canyon World, " keep " Buzz " happy with his Civil grades, and breeze through all of the latest westerns. He has done much to dispel the rumor of the Barefoot Boy from the Carolinas with his many trips to Earl N. ' s, For your future career in the service. Page, we wish you the greatest of success — shoes or no shoes — . Club, 4, 3, 2, 1; A. S. C. E., 2, 1; Presbyterian riJrfl?, 3, 8; ,F Track, 4; Wrestlii sV ' N Clcl iy. 7 Club, 4, 3, 2; lnternttliti l.::fte-;;i(2; ' ' ( John Young Neal Roanoke, Virginia Armor Civil Engineering Personality and subtle wit are two important characteristics of this staunch southerner. Johnny breezed through his productive years at the Institute satisfied that anything could be helped by a smile or quick nap. Always on hand to instigate a new " deal " or perhaps another party, the ' ball-headed wonder " seemed to have a finger in every proverbial pie. The business world will receive a valuable asset when John enters in its ranks after his tour with Uncle Sam. t- Thomas William Nelson, Jr. Air Force Cheniislrv ' Willie " came to us from the wilds of the Texas coast and for four years has managed to keep his major in Chemistry from interfering with his three loves — partying, flying, and sleeping. One of the few who loves an airplane more than anything. ' ••Willie ' ' hopes to hecome one of t ncle Sam ' s stovepipe jockeys and make a career of the Air Force. He is the type of man whom we admire, like, and trust, and we know he will make a success. Walter Herbert Newton Staten Island. New York Infantry Electrical Engineering It was a hard-hoiled " Old Sarge " who came to the South fresh out of the Army and overseas, hut he accepted the rat line as a necessary evil to he passed before the light opened up his way for him. For some time, chief sweeper and keeper of the civilian clothes rooms and the subterranean vaults known as the trunk rooms. Newt managed to get a black edge round his name on F. R. P. ' s little list, but it never re- mained there long. Certainly all us privates will remember him as the gracious dispenser of sabres, sashes, l ins, frogs and chewed up black belts from the little green (it ' s always green) box under his window. William Cedric Noell, Jr. Alexandria, Virginia Air Force Cheniislry Permits were Cedric ' s goal during his rat year, so he happily joined the iVIethodist Club, rising in lime to its presidency. In this position he was able and wont to bestoM upon his Brer Rats and others niall tokens of friend- ship (three-day furloughs), no few of which he managed for himself. But then the same old story was repeated and a lass appeared on the scene. The laughing boy turned serious and began taking furloughs in only one direction. Another good cadet bit the dust as a good influence was brought to bear. THE CLASS OF 1953 Private. 4. 3. 2. 1 ; Texas Club. 4, 3, 2, I : President, 1 : Armed Forces Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Air Force Rifle Team. 4, 3; International Relations Club, 3, 2: Library Assistant, 2, 1 ; National Spele- ological Society, 2, 1: Civil Air Patrol, 3, 2 J Adjutant, 2; Astron- omy Club, 4; Rat Football; Rat Swimming; Baptist Club, 4; Editorial Staff Cndet. 4; Assist- ant Cheerleader. 3; Circulation Staff BOMB. 3: Radio Club, 2; Pilot ' s Association. 1 ; American Chemical Society, 1; Officers of the Guard Association. Yankee Club, 4, 3, 2, 1; Private, 4; Corporal, 3; Regi- mental Supply Sergeant and Regimental Sergeant-iMajor, 2: Captain (S-4). 1; Armed Forces Club. 3. 2; American Institute of Electrical Engineers. 3. 1. Board Member. 2; Cross Coun- try. 4; Indoor Track. 4; West- minster Fellowship. 4; BOMB Staff. 2. 1; D. M. S. Private. 4. 3, 2, 1 ; American Chemical Society, 3, 2, 1 ; Metho- dist Club, 4, 3. 1 ; President, 2 ; Armed Forces Club, 3, 2, 1 ; International Relations Club, 3, 2, 1; Rat Football; Assistant Football Manager. 2; Indoor Track. 3; Ring Figure Com- mittee. 2; O. G. A. Private, 4; Corporiil, S; Scr- geniil. 2; Isl Lii ' iitciiaiil. 1; RichmoiKl Cliili. t. :i. 2. I: K.n Football, 1; Kal W r.slling, 1; Presbyterian Club, 4; History Club, 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club, 1. Private, S: S.-rseanl, 2; 2ii(l IJ. ' ul. ' Maiil. I : Alahania Club, 2, I : IllLrMalioilal It.laliolls Cliili. I ; Cl.r Club, 1 ; l)iMiii(;ui!,hccl Military Student, 1. I ' rivale, 4, 2, 1 ; Ci.rp.ir (;lee :hlb, 4, : , 2, l ; Keeifd Manager. 2, 1 ; Uiebnimid CIdb t, 2. 1 ; IVe»ideri (M CbeeT, aft, . ' V, (-ieiiee At.leri- OlHen 1 ' ; A - Id rfC (l.:-«:beeT„ ' ■ lea.ler, .1, 2, 1 ; ROMH KtafT, . ' V. ' ' 2; VirKinia Aeadenn of S ien.-.-, 2, 1 ; Canterbury Club. 1 : A,lleri-. ' ran Chemical .S«ei.ly, ; ()frieftr Z3 of the (;uard AssoeialiiAj, " !; A - " Robert Rucker Oiitland Riohmoiid, Virginia Infantry History " Bob " ' came to V. M. I. with two bright shining goals; to get a military education and to lower the standards of the social hour. Four years of mili- tary autocracy have not dimmed those shining goals. Having chosen a former company commander as his ideal, Bob has his work cut out for him. V. M, I. has served to diminish Bob ' s distaste of the feminine popula- tion. The secret of his success lies in the fact that he makes no promises and carries only a small bottle. Ricliard Harwood Pearee Birniingbanu Alabama Infantry History Here is one really unusual third class rat. He came out of the rat line and immediately sewed on his sergeant stripes, and then he went on the next year to become a lieutenant. Few men do this at V. M. I. Of quiet demeanor. Dick has made a place for himself at the Institute, and it is with a genuine sense of gain that the ' 53 ' s claim him. Robert Virginius Perkins, Jr. Hichmoiid, Virginia Air Force Pre-Medical Bob, better known to all of us as ' ■■Bobo ' " , has done more and seen more around V. M. I. than most of us. There are two reasons for this; first and foremost is because he says so, and secondly, because he has a one year advantage on us. When you go to a football game and see a bunch of girls and one long, lanky cheerleader in the middle guess who? " Bobo " . However one little gal from Richmond is putting the ball and chain on him come June. With Bob ' s good humor and easy manner, combined with his sincerity, he will be a success wherever he is. Good luck " Bobo " and Jean Anne. Kenneth Moore Perry Riehniond, Virginia Engineers Civil Engineering If you want to find Ken, look for ihe biggest party and the prettiest girls — that is where you will find him. The last member of the ' ' faithful four ' had to wait a long lime to get his miniature back, but everything finally worked out. Ken is known as the best hand to hand fighter and the worst waiter to come out of V. M. I. He eould get you a steak for supper but it would cost you your shirt. Ken will be remembered for his quick wit and keen personality. Joseph Francis Powell Hopewell. Virginia Air Force Civil Engineering Curly jumped from high school football to the college gridiron in the space of one season. Coming from Hopewell, where he had already made a reputation. Curly continued to build his prestige higher. Having won admirers on the playing field. Curly won a myriad of friends in barracks just as easily. His sunny personality and amicable nature will continue to create good will among his associates. Olney Hume PoM-ers Fredericksburg, Virginia Armor Civil Engineering Hume came to V. M. I. with the determination to lead a typical college life. In spite of the regimentation, he has played a leading part in many of the V. M. I. parties. His ready humor and reliability make him a sought- after personality and a worthy friend. His coolness and daring should help him in his U. S. M, C. career. THE CLASS OF 1953 " Mp- Private. 4, 1 ; Corporal, 3 ; SergeanI, 2; Glee Club, 4, 3, 2, 1; Richmond Club. 4, 3, 2. 1; BOMB Staff, 4, 3, 2; Circulation Manager, 1 ; National Speleologi- cal Society, 4, 3, 2 ; Presbyterian Club, 4, 3; American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 3, 2; Amer- ican Society of Civil Engineers. 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science, 4; Turn-Out Staff, 4: Rat Wrestling. 4: Railroad Club. 4; O. G. A. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Foot- ball, 4; Varsity Football. 3. 2. 1 ; Rat Baseball. 4; Varsity Baseball. 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club. 4. 3. 2. 1 ; American Society of Civil Engineers. 3, 2. 1 : O. G. A., 1. Private, 4, 3, 2. 1 ; Canterbury Club, 4, 3; Outdoor Track. 4. 3, 2, 1; A. I. E. E., 4. 3; A. S. C. E., 2, 1; Monogram Club, 3. 2, 1 ; Cross Country Track, 3, 2, 1; Indoor Track, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Minstrel, 2, 1; O. G. A. Private, 4; Corporal, 3; First Sergeant, 2; Battalion Com- mander, 1 ; History Club, 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club, 2, 1 ; D. M. S. Private, 1, S, 2, 1 ; Lvnehburg Club, 4, 3, 2. 1 ; A. S. C. E., 4, 3, 2. 1; Raseball. 4, 3; Manager of Traek and Cross Country Teams, 3, 2, 1 ; O. G. A. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; A. S. C. ] :., 3, 2, 1; Coif, 4, 3; Advertisi ig Manager 1953 BOMB;X». C. A.; ii - , ' " ' dM ' km John Paul Prillanian Martinsville, Virginia Armor History ' ' ' The Great Stone Face " has shot up through the ranks like a comet during his four years at the Institute, and this may give a fair indication of what his future will he. In four years he has gained an education, one of the highest positions in the Corps and the latest sink gossip has it that " ' Stoop " has also acquired a Mrs. As adjutant on ' ■ ' Turnabout Day " or as Battalion Commander here he is one long-drink-of-water we will not soon forget. Cecil Loiigwood Piiekette Lynchburg, Virginia Civil Eni Armor " fC " Cece " , one of the few from ' 52 was never-lhe-less a welcome member to the Class of ' 53. One of the more industrious members of Uncle Buzz ' s boy basement builders, he concentrated on his studies with the exception of his devotion lo the Track team. His managerial abilities were put lo an l passed the supreme test as Track, of all sports, requires constant and gruel- ing supervision by its managers. David Fulsain RicM Hamlet, North Carolina Air Force Civil Engineering One of the " flying " members of the Air Force, Dave has spent a good pari of his four years shuttling from Lex- ington to another metropolis of the South, Hamlet, North Carolina. If he doesn ' t lose his sight from peering through transits (surveying), he ' ll soon be flying Uncle Sam ' s firebirds. David Martin Rose Chicago Illinoi i Air Force Biology The hallowed halls of the " liquid lunch " will never be the same without Dave, even though much of his spare time was spent hunting and fishing. A not so avid fan of " Carrollology. " Dave plans his future with the Air Force, a convertible, and a beautiful wife. Viith his smiles and wit. we know he will get what he wants in a hurry — even those big silver eagles. Robert Frederick Rutschow Baltimore. Maryland Air Force Civil Engineering It has been said that " A " Co., stojiped winning parades and compet- itive drills when Boh got out of the rat line, but this would not really do him justice. Never one to worry about stripes or demerits, Bob has more than successfully completed the C. E. course as well as finding time for numerous explorations to the " Seni. " and other lesser-known local spots of interest. The Air Force will claim Bob in June and we know he will go far in later life. Walter McDonald Sanders III Bluefield. Virginia Air Force Civil Engineering Despite a prominent spot on the grunt and groan team Walt ' s favorite title, and the one for which he will be longest remembered, is that of Presi- dent of that group of latter dav Carrie Nations the M. D. A. (Milk Drinkers of America). His Civil course did not prevent him from following his artistic inclinations on the Glee team and the Art staffs of both the BOMB and the Turn-Ont. Here is one with a well- rounded education and physique. THE CLASS OF 1953 Private, 4; Corporal. 3; Sup- ply Sergeant. 2; 2nd Lieutenant, 1; Newman Club. 4, 3, 2; Na- tional Speleological Society, 4, 3, 2 ; Virginia Academy of Science. 3, 2. 1; Religious Council, 2; Wrestling, 4; T. F. F. Club, 1. Private. 4, 3, 2, 1 : A. S. C. E., 3, 2. 1 ; International Relations Club. 2, 1 ; Lutheran Club, 2, 1 ; President, Ij BOMB Circulation Staff, 1; Glee Club, 4; O. G. A. Private. 4 ; Corporal, 3 ; Ser- geant. 2; 1st Lieutenant, 1: Glee Club. 4. 3, 2. 1; Art Staff. BOMB and Titrn-Out. 4, 3. 2. 1 ; South est irginia Club. 4, 3, 2, 1 : Presbvterian Club, 4, 3. 2. 1 : A. S. C. E.. 3. 2. 1 ; M. D. A., 3. 2, 1 : Monogram Club. 3. 2. 1 ; Track Team. 4. 3. 2. 1; Wres- tling, 4, 3. 2. 1: President M. D. A.. 1; Civil Department Photographer, 2, 1; Chairman Ring Committee. 2; D. M. S. ; Art Editor Turn-Out. 1 ; Hop Committee. 1, Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Riohninnd Club, 4, 3. 2, 1 ; National Spelo- olo ical Sooiety, 3, 2, 1 ; Inlcr- nalional Relations Club. 3, 2; Virgfinia Aeadeiny of Science. 3. 2, 1; Methodist Club, 4; Turn- Out. 4; Draniatie Club, 4; Glee Club, 1; O. G. A., 1. I ' rivat , I. 3. 2. 1; Inlerna- lional Kelation Club. 4. 3. 2. 1 : Newman, 1. 3. 2. I ; Cmlrl Staff. 4. 3. 2; IJusiness Manager. I ; TurnOiil Stair. 4, 3; History Club. 2, rr.si.lenl. I : Tr.aMirer Newman Club. 3. Vice 1 ' r.v.iclenl. 1; Lacrosse, 4; Conipaiii Clerk. 1 ; O. G. A. I ' rivalc. 3. 2. I ; T„rn Staff, 3, 2, I ; A-sociatc K.lit 2; Eflitnr, I; Vircuiia A(a lcJny of Science, 2, 1; Virjiiuia liile»)j| collc-Kiale I ' r e s y,vi ' j:HiA,li :, ' 1( Secrelarv- Treasurer. 2. 1 : NaV tional S| eleolof:ical (jwiety, .If; Monogram Mlnstr 4, DtrWaor.-t Sy O. G. A., 1; T. K. F. Cliib,: . ' f f . Thomas Jeter Schernierhorii Glen Allen, Virginia Air Force Biology During his cadetship, T. S. has proved to be a noteworthy figure at the Institute. His most outstanding ability consists in getting permits approved. The reasons for his permits are numerous ; such variety as keeping bees, or attending this and that meet- ing at Madison College. We feel sure that Dr. Schernierhorn will make his mark on society, whether in the annals of the medical profession, or as a genuine natural scientist. Albert Kolbet Sclirichte Indianapolis, Indiana Air Force History It ' s hard to say just who is the greater salesman and entrepreneur in barracks. Bogus Cury or I p s e 1 1 Schrichte, but he heads the sandwich enterprises, along with beer mugs, cuff links, ice cream, newspapers and an infinity of other articles. Past-master of Russian and German, the " Al " claims close connection to " Der Master Race, " and along with compeer Mur- daugh is an avid reader of things German. " The Nose " will stride through life with much success if his four years here at V. M. I. are anv indication of what his future will be like. Jules M. Seletz Charleston, West Virginia Artillery Biology Through not a " Brother Rat. " BROMO left his mark on our class. His wit, adeptness at cards, and his interest in the well being of the Corps (sales) will be the talk of many classes to come. Yes, the " golden " boy genius of the humor magazine will remain in the immortal annals. A good-natured friend to all. he has fitted easily into our class and his popularity and good sense have made him one of the boys. Walter Wyatt Shorter Franklin, Virginia Marine Corps Chemistry Using the Main Sinks as his recruit- ing headquarters, Wyatt has been the most avid but least successful of the recruiting agents for the Marines. Hand-lo-hand instructor superb, weight-lifter extraordinary, here is probably the most enthusiastic Marine- monger ill barracks. If there is going lo be another war. Vt ' yatl is one we can depend upon to shorten it a bit. Peter Simonsoii New Orleans, Louisiana Air Force History Since crayfish bisque or crab gumbo was not on the menu in " " Club Crozet, " Pete has managed to keep that hungry look for four long years. Starting out as a civil engineer, Pete saw that a liberal education was much the better of the two and switched over mainlv for the sack lab r.M|uired. One should not be deceived by the lackadaisical attitude for untler the exterior lies a nature whose affinity for other people is astounding. Pete won t be forgotten. William Renibert Simpson, Jr. Trappe, Maryland Engineers Civil Engineering Back in " 48 Rem decided to forsake the grocery business for the V. M. I. Rat Line. He must have brought some of his business ability with him, for he has continually amazed his roommates with his ability to turn a fast buck. Rem has had more irons in the fire luring his cadelship than any other ten men. His " deals " have taught him more about the Institute than he could have learned if he had been here for twice four vears. THE CLASS OF 1953 Private. 4. 3; 1st Sergeant. 2; Captain. Company Commander. 1; Tidewater Club. 4. 3, 2. 1; Canlerlmry Clul . 4. 3; American Chemical Sncielv. 3, 1; Executive Member. 2; Football. 4; Vir- ginia Academy of Science. 4: Armed Forces Club, 2. Private. 4. 2. 1 : Corporal. 3: Newman Club. 4. 3. 2. 1 ; Track. 4, 3; Football. 4; National Spele- ological Society. 3. 2; History Club. 2. 1; Louisiana Club. 2; Virginia Academy of Science. 3; O. G. A. Private. 4. 3. 2. 1: Methodist Club. 4. 3. 2. 1; American Society of Civil Engineers. 3. 2. 1; Cadet Feature StafT, 2, 1; Advertising Manager of Cadet. 1: O. G. A. Ticlrwairr Club, I, .S, 2, 1; A. S. :. E., A, 2, 1; Di lribiilion Manager ( ivil Shaft, 3, 2 ; Private, 4, 1 ; Glee Club, 4; Corporal, . ; Ser ;oanl, 2; Armed Foreej. Club, 2, 1; Editor Civil Shaft, 1; O. C. A. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1; Virginia Aeademy of Seienee, 4, 3, 2, I ; Canterbury Club, 4; National Speleologiral Society, 3, 2; Inter- national R4-lation Club, I ; O. G. A. Privalr, . ' {. 2, I ; Ann Soeielv of Civil KnKirie.rs. H, 2, I ; Canterbury Clul :J , I ; K loolball; Traek, 3, 4 ' tiloW;. Club, 3, 1 ; Armed I ' W iji ' CInb, ' ' 1; O. G. A. " Eniinette Charles Skinner, Jr. Suffolk, Virginia Armor Civil Engineering Buddy is another one of the " home slate " boys who came to V. M. I. in spite of it all, but four years in Civil Engineering and three summers with the Highways Department has con- vinced him that it has been worth while. Having learned the meaning of free- dom the hard way and taken " Uncle Buzz ' s ' " good advice and philosophy to heart. Buddy will be able to make full-use of his sincerity and likeable personality in getting to the top. George Walker Soniniers, Jr. Charlottesville, Virginia Armor Biology Immediately upon arrival at the Institute from Charlottesville, George set about the task of becoming a doctor. He entered a course which re- quired constant attention. He has emerged. Recognizing that the best way of achieving the ultimate goal was through hard work, George set about the task. Moving smilingly through the obstacles which he encountered, George should be well prepared to follow his medical field. Robert Anthony Sovik, jr Syracuse, New York Air Force Civil Engineering Bob is THE typical Civil. " When he first came to V. M. I. he couldn ' ! even spell engineer — now he are one. ' ' A brer rat of the Class of ' 54, he con- quered the rat line while becoming one to the top men in his class academi- cally. He has been given the title of ' ' Slide Rule " by his classmates, and it is rather fitting. Bob does not expect to make the Air Force a career; he is strictly a civilian at heart. Wherever Bob goes, the memories of rathood days and his ever-present cane will be subject for comment. ' % Frank Edward SiJencer Jr. Natural Bridge, Virginia ir Force Civil Engineering This limber-limbeci loper from near Lexington locked the decision on more than one track meet. Frank is one of the few reallv selfniade athletes at V. M. I., he arrived without any real previous training and, through sheer perseverence, turned himself into a top track man. Frank showed the same virtue in all the rest of his endeavors not the least of which was the making of friends at the Institute. John Edward Speth Garden City, Long Island, New York Air Force Electrical Engineering " Jon Von Speth. " famous artist, leaves V, M. I. somewhat artist-less, but not artless. The BOMB, the Turn-Out and the Cadet have all tasted of his talents and cried for more. A hard worker at things he is interested in, John somehow never got interested in the E.E., and still he ranked in the top quarter of his class. " Jawn ' ' ' has high ideas for the future and high they will be since he leaves for flight school in September to try his hand at jets. The S. W, corner club is behind him and we all wish him the best of luck. Charles Robert Steward Coolidge, Arizona Air Force Historv The title of First Captain of the corps of cadets at V. M. I. carries in itself the connotation of a leader and a man of intelligent ability. But Charlie has added even more to that distinction. He has carried out the job of First Captain with perfection and has been one of the leading figures in the outer-military-world as well. We will remember Charlie for his un- limited ability, but we will also remem- ber him as a friend and an all around " good guy. " THE CLASS OF 1953 Private. 4. 2. 1 ; Corporal, 3; llifloor and Outdoor Track, 4, 3, 2, 1 : Co-Captain, 1 ; Cross Coun- y trv, 3. 2, 1 ; A. S. C. E.. 3. 2, 1 ; Monogram Club. 2. 1 ; O. G. A.; Football. 4; Wrestling. 4. Glee Club. 4. 3. 2. 1 ; Private, 4, 2, 1; Corporal, 3; BOMB Staff, 4, 3, 2. 1 ; Cross Country, 4. 3; Turn-Oul Staff. 4. 3. 2. 1 ; Hop Committee. 3, 2. 1 ; Ameri- can Institute of Electrical Engi- neers, 3, 1 ; Secretary, 2. Private, 4; Corporal, 3; Regi- mental Sergeant Major, 2 ; Regi- mental Commander. 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science. 3; Honor Court. 2. 1: Cndel Staff. 2. 1; Historv Club. 2. 1 : Distinguished Military Student, 2; Co-Editor 1953 BOMB; Superintendent ' s Advisory Committee, 1 ; JTTio ' s Who in American Universities and Colleges. 1 ; Student Leader Publication. Private, 4, 1 ; Corporal, 3; First Srrpreani, 2; Color Srr- goant, 2; Ainorican Socirly of Civil Engineers, 3, 2, 1 ; Trark. 4; Methodist Club, 4; O. C. A., Sergeant at Anns; D. M. S. IVivale, 4. I ; Corporal, 3; Color SrrKeanI, 2 ; Marvlanil Club, :i. 2, I; Armed lorees Club, :i, 2, I; Anieriean Sorielv of :ivil Engineers, :i, 2, I; Rat Wrestling; Vi.rsily Wrestling, 3; H ) M It Staff, 2, I ; Varsity Laerosse, 4; O. C A, ivate, 4, I ; ( »rporal, rant, 2; Koanoke Club, lary, 3; Viee Presiilent, i«lent, I ; AnnTJuvirt ieiet il Engineers. 3, J 1 : Tr rHl , Put Staff, 4, 3; ;le.V CFmU 4. i ; HOMH Staff, 2. I; Cn.s Coun- try, 4 ; National Spirletilogicul . Soeiely, 3; DistinguiWd Mill- tary Student, 1; (). ,. A .f . Richard Lee Stillwell Air Force Luray, Virginia Civil En gineeriii " Vinegar Joe " arrived at the Insti- tute from Luray, Virginia, and soon made his academic ability known. In the succeeding years he carefully fol- lowed Col. Bates ' " curve of normal distribution ' by becoming one of the top-ranking sergeants and then relegat- ing himself to the rearmost rank as a first class private. Entrepreneur of the New York paper and good will, " Uncle Joe " will long be one that we think back on with a laugh and many fond memories. Thomas Bay Streett, Jr. Baltimore, Maryland Air Force Civil Engineering Young looking Tom will always be remembered by those who have seen him playing on the parade ground during all hours, for he was never one to let a moment slip by uselessly. Many were the weekends that he could be seen inside his " maroon likkie bucket " headed for parts unknown. How many of the girls ' schools have been broken up by this baby-face? You guess. Tommy leaves V. M. I, as a " scholar and a gentleman, ' but it is a Southern Gentleman, because he just got in under the Mason-Dixon Line by the skin of his .... DavitI Brakenridge Stua Roanoke, Virginia Engineers Civil Engineering " Jeli " has been one of the few brother rats who have kept the same girl he dated his Ring Figure, and we can understand why — the young lady knows something good when she sees it. Dave is a quiet, good-natured indi- vidual who plans big things for the future, and knowing Dave, we know that those plans will be fulfilled. To Dave our best wishes for a great future that lies ahead of him. ■■■•:Ji m; i] M a f- p « " ' •a ' h! Richard Frederick Taferner Pelhani Manor, New York Artillery History Dick has splashed his May to victory after victory on the sHiinming team these past four years, and now he is heading for his biggest job yet. Uncle Sam will be his keeper while he is in the regular Army, and knowing Dick he will come out on top of the pile. Here ' s hoping that all those knives he has collected can remain in their cases and sheaths. John Vincent Thompson Artille Virginia Civil Engineering Johnny should have known better than to come to V. M. I., for nobody knows how many times some Brother Rat has yelled, " I ' d rather be dead than red on the head! " But Red takes it in his stride, and now he has spent four years with the rest of us (most of us) and has done well in all that he has undertaken. Knowing Johnny, we expect him to be the largest con- tractor in the South within the next twenty years. John Minor Townes III Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering Jack will always be remembered as the greatest friend a rat ever had. His shrill voice is familar to all under classmen who once voted him the " hit of the week. " A member of the faith- ful four. Jack was active in many Insti- tute activities and between trips to Richmond, still found time to tramp the hills around Lexington. As to future plans, he is undecided. Uncle Sam has first choice on him and then he will enter some phase of engineer- ing. THE CLASS OF 1953 Swimming, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Army Club, 4, 3, 2, 1; Newman Club, 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club, 3, 2, 1 ; National Speleological So- ciety, 3, 2, 1; Private, 4. 2, 1; Corporal. 3: Football, 4; Ring Figure Committee, 2; Interna- tional Relations Club. 1 ; O. G. A. Private, 4, 1 ; Corporal, 3 ; Ser- geant, 2; Lynchburg Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; American Society of Civil Engineers, 3, 2, 1 ; O. G. A. Private, 4, 1; Corporal, 3; Ser- geant, 2; Richmond Club. 4. 3. 2. 1 ; American Society of Civil Engineers, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Member General Committee, 1 ; Presi- dent ; O. G. A. Private, 4; Corporal, S; Sup- ply Sergeant, 2; 1st Lieutenant, 1; Football, 4; Methodist Club, 4; Anierieaii Cheuiieal Si eiety, 3, 2, 1 ; Aiiierieaii Cheinieal S«»- eiety Award. 2; Hop Committee, 2, 1 (President, 1); Who ' s Who in American Colleges and Uni- versities 1. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Ameri. Institute of Klei ' trieal KnjiiiK ' ' S, 2, I; l.ynehburK Club. I. 2, I; ;i ' e Club. I: i ' ilols ' Ass ation, I ; ( . ;. A. • Private, 2, I ; Kat, 2; Arniel Korees (Jul), 2, 1; InlernationJ Relations Club, 2, I ; llislor} Club, 2. 1; Texas |ui(( , , 1 ;,,,) ' -- - " SM k Kailroad Club, I ; O. 0» A j ' • ' -, fj iAr r Jack Walden Ti ' igg, Jr. Birniinghani, Alabama Air Force Chemistry Entering V. M. I. with the intention of graduating with a degree in one of the Institute ' s most diffieult courses, Jack took it upon himself to lake extra courses as well. Achieving amazing success in his academic field, Jack did not confine his efforts to his studies. He became a First Lieutenant in the Corps as well as President of the Hop Committee. Deciding on the Medical field for a career. Jack ' s innate good sense and amiability should serve him well. Winfree Powell Tuck Lynchburg, Virginia Air Force Electrical Engineering { you have ever seen that red PT-19 airplane flying in lazy circles round the Institute on clear weekend afternoons, you can bet your bottom dollar that Win Tuck is at the con- trols. When not in his plane, you could find him tinkering with some- body ' s radio strewn all over the room. Hut no one could touch him at radio repairing in barracks. In his stay here. Win claims to have set two records; he was the only second classman to be sent to company room, and he blis- tered his feet setting a new record on penalty tour road. H e was a brother rat of the ' 52 ' ' s, but his easy-going, generous manner will be well remem- bered bv all of us. Glenn Houston Van Houston, Texas Artillery History Glenn Van Eman, the only Brother Rat of ' 55 to graduate with the Class of ' 53, is a unique cadet, as his two years at V. M. I. have shown. After finishing his first two years of college at Kemper Military School, he reported to V. M, I. as a rounded cadet. He is one of the few Texans to leave V, M. I. with the same outlook on life as he had when he entered and we hope his immediate future as an Artillery F. O. will not dim his chances of achieving his ambition of being a retired Texas oilman. 3S Anthony Micheal Vitale Button, Massachusetts Air Force Civil Engineering " Tony " is always ready with the witty answer, and the energy needed to carry a thing through. He can switch from studiousness to levity at the drop of a hat — as will testify his own battered barracks cap. He has spent his time here in the two fields — Engineering and week ends — that have most inter- ested him; he has won the admiration of his Brother Rats through his initi- ative and vitality. " Break my arm, but don ' t mess my hair. Carlton Pinney Weidenthal Hudson, Ohio Artillery Biology Not only has " Weedie " been a star pupil of " Butch " Ritchey ' s Organic class, but he has had a hand in almost every cadet activity in barracks. Another one of " F " Company ' s ape- men, Carl has shown an ability of leadership that will surely carry him far in his future life. Many is the time he has bourne the brunt of Pogo Bickmore ' s practical jokes, but he has managed to live through them. At drill he is as anxious to take off that sabre as any private is to lay down the accursed rifle, and it is not uncommon to hear him say, " O.K., boys, just once more round the drill area and we ' ll go in. " A sparkling wit in ranks as well as in barracks. Benjamin Viers White Leesburg, Virginia Air Force History Here is one of V. M. I. ' s finest, who is claiming residence in the same town with another of her finest, George Marshall. " Mr. Max " hails from the deeeeep South, in fact it is a good deal deeper south than Florida — his home is Buenos Aires, but he says, ' By God, I ' ve found myself a home V. M. I. " This man holds all the cards in all the bridge games here in barracks, and we know that when the great shuffle comes after we get out, he will be there in spades and ace high. THE CLASS OF 1953 Newman Club, 4, .3, 2 ; Private, 4, .3, 1; Sergeant, 2; American Society of Civil Engineers, .3 ; Turn-Out. 2; O. G. A. Private, 4; Corporal, 3; Sup- ply Sergeant, 2; Second Lieuten- ant, 1 ; Yankee Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 : Football, 4 ; Virginia Academy of Science, 3, 2, 1 ; National Spele- ological Society, 3; 1953 BOMB Staff; D. M. S. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Canterbury Club, 4; International Relations Club, 2 ; Secretary, 1 ; Manager Tennis Team, 1 ; History Club, 1 ; Academic Stars, 2, 1 ; Cadet Staff, 1; BOMB Stafl " , 2, 1; O. G. A. IViviit.-, 4, 1; Corporal. 3; Scrgoiiiil, 2; Aniorioaii Sori ' l ' of Civil Ensiiucrs. 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Arined Foroois Club. 1 ; Dislin- guished Military Student, 1 ; O. G. A., 1. I ' rival.-, 4. :i. 2, 1; l.vn.lil.urg dull. 4. . ' {. 2. I ; Anirriran So- i..|.v of :ivil Ki.Kin.-.riiiK, 3, 2, 1; Secretary, 3; American So- ciety of Phologramnietry, 2, 1 ; Football, 4; Wrestling, 4; O. C. A., 1. Private, 4, I ; Corporal, Serceanl, 2; V. M. I. (:oiiinia4d ers, 3, 2, I ; VIellio.liM Club, National SpeleolociAl f eietv, ' :! J f Virginia Acaden.y -iiyice, Ih J) ' International Relali bt ' 2i jffy 1; |{u ine-.s Manager ' " ■ ' ■ ' ' Coniniau l ' r , I ; Cml History Club, 1 ; O. G Thomas Kelly Whitesel, Jr. Camp Lejeune, North Carolina Infantry Civil Engineering Tom may not always have been the happiest man in barracks, but he was always the most content, Apollo ' will be remembered for his short week- ends and even shorter love alTairs. Happy Days, ' ' as he is sometimes called always has a smile ready for the bleakest experience. An amiable fel- low, Tom has plans of entering the Infantry and following in the paths of the great generals which have pre- ceded him. Wilbur Carriiigton Wliitteii, Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia Engineers Civil Engineering Although devoting most of his time to math problems and Barbara. Red ean always find time to lend a hand to his brother rats in a! signments. Ever since matriculation. Red and M. S. have walked on the opposite side of the fence, and though he has stayed on the good side of the excess list, he ' s had many a close shave. Either as a high-powered mathematician or just a family man, the friendly undertaker will go to the top. Charles Harmon Will Charlottesville, Virginia Armor History If there was ever anyone complain ing about anything in barracks Harmon was likely to be that one However, his good-natured person ality was often seen across the blanket covered table in a heated bridge oi poker game. Never seen in barrack: on the week ends but found in every room on the first stoop during the week. Harmon — the lover — will long be remembered by all his brer rats as a helluva good boy to have along when anything was cooking. 7 Charles Murray Williams Cariiiel, California Air Force Physios Bill was one of the few true scholars among us. The fact that he was the only BR who wore stars for four years illustrates his brilliant academic record. Not limiting himself to academic achievements alone, Willie was out- standing in extracurricular activities as well. His chief sport was the Rifle Team. Characterized by his cheerful- ness and — like all true scholars — absent-mindedness, Bill was always willing to take time from his studies to help others who were having troubles with their academics. Many of us owe our understanding of a subject to his patient coaching. When this quiet, serious-minded lad finishes graduate school, Einstein will find that he has an able competitor. James Wadsworth Williams, Jr. Danville, Virginia Air Force Chemistry You see pictured above nature ' s own little automaton. The Rat Line was never negotiated with more precision than it was by " Slick. " Judged the ' best dressed " man in his high school class, he set about to continuing his reputation in Cadet grey. Deciding to subject himself to the rigors of the Chemistry department. Slick displayed as much verve academically as he did militarily. A great guy. Slick, with his big personality will always be remem- bered and admired by all who come in contact with him. William Meriwether Williams Holcomb Rock, Virginia Air Force Civil Engineering When a sly, dark-haired man creeps stealthily into your room and asks for a ' " ciggie, " you are generally scared into giving him one. Here is a Lynch- burger who is convinced that Lynch- burg has much better scenery to offer than the thriving little town of Lexington. Even though he is a hell- on-transits-and-steel-rules man up here, we are sure that he will be a hellish good road builder in the future. THE CLASS OF 1953 Private, 4, 1 ; Corporal, .3 ; Sergeant, 2; Academic Stars, 4, H. 2, 1 ; Rifle Team, 4; Air Force Rifle Team Manager. S. 2: Varsity Rifle Team, 3, 2, 1; Secretary American Institute of Physics, 2, President, 1 ; Armed Forces Communications Medal, 2; Distinguished Military Stu- dent, 2; Who ' s Who in Anterican Universities and Colleges 1 ; Student Leader Publications. 1 ; O. G. A. Private, 4 ; Corporal, 3 ; Ser- geant, 2; Lieutenant, 1; Ameri- can Chemical Society, 4, .3. 2. 1. Private, 4, 3, 1; Sergeant, 2; Lynchburg Club, 4, 3. 2, 1; American Society of Civil Engi- neers, 3, 2, 1 ; Officer of the Guard Association. Private, 4, 3, 1 ; Sorg. ' iiiit, 2; Yankee Club, 4, 3, 2, 1; liiira- murals, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Haskelliall. I ; Amcricaii Society of (]ivii Eiijiti- neers, 2, 1; Treasurer, 3; Metlio- dist Club, 1; O. G. A., 1. Private, 4, 3. 2, i ; A. S. C. E., 3. 2, 1; Glee Club, 4; Kat Wres- tliug, 4; Rat Baseball, 4; I ' resbv- leriaii Club, 4; O. G. A. John Richard Wilson Arlington, Virginia Engineers Civil Engi Hollvwood has niaiiv actors, but V. M. i. has only one, " Whip " Wilson. A good natured, as well as conscientious fellow, John is a man who knows just how and when to apply himself. As a result, we find a well rounded anil balanced prospect for the future. Student and athlete, friendly and good natured, John has given a great deal to V. M. I. and his presence has added greativ to the intangible attribute we call the Spirit of V. M. I. Richard Lawrence Winner Margate, New Jersey Air Force Civil Engineering It was a diffident, bashful " Punch " ' who was propelled into barracks that cataclysmic day in September, 1949: he said nothing to his roommates for the first week. Since then, his voice has remained that of sardonic confi- dence amid the chaos of barracks life. His gift of malapropism and engaging smile have, nevertheless, revealed his innate good humor. Excepting the in- fluences of Buzz ' s edification and a complex quiet-life, Dick departs much the same individual who joined us four vears ago. Private. 4; Corporal, 3; S geanl. 2; Lieutenant, I; E inrial Stair of the r yf. 4, 3, " 2 ; ' C::::: , Editor-in-Chief, I; GbV luh, t!, ' , l-f 3, 2; Business ivianager, I ; (t Tennis Team, 4, 3, 2, t-; Hop " " Committee, 2, I: Cjiiterburv ., Club, 4; Editorial Sla(V of Turn- . Out. 2; Executive Conilnitlee of J Timniins Music Club. I; lA xiJ-. ' ' guish.d Militarv S deul, I; II i,.s II lo in .4ni,-rir f7t.L M, eii ami I niif-rsilics. I. William Luke Witt Kiohnioiid. Virginia Infantry English The " Hltle one ' entered V. M. I. with a long line of Witt tradition to uphold. He leaves the Institute with his share upheld. The Nemesis of Luke ' s stay was old ' OIlie. " " - Ollie " and Luke never met without a word passing between them about some grossness or other. Then too, Luke, alias the " Stoop Trodder, " never missed a bull session, which should prove valuable at Wahooland law school. Everyone is going to miss the biggest little man of ' 53. Yin Sik Wong Shreveporl, Louisiana Infant Biolos Yin hit the rat line with a smile and hasnU stopped yet. Probably the quietest of his Brother Rats, Yin likes a party as well as anybody, readily entering into the fun, but never becom- ing any more aroused than we have known him to be. A pre-med and a serious student, he has worked hard and conscientiously towar l entering medical school. Yin will be packing off to not-so-far-from-home L. S. U. in the fall for his M.D.. which he should gain without much trouble in the near future. The future he has picked will be a hard one, but will be a satisfying one for him. William Sharpies Derrick Woods, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Air Force English Room 231 has more than fame; it has prestige. F. R. P. himself ha sojourned with those boys enough to give ' Guzzler " a free set of round trip tickets to the infamous second bridge on PT road. Bomb work became a major with him late this year and aside from making a confirmed night owl of him it made his nervous system a bit more ragged by the unannounced entrance of the fabled Major Ax at a crucial moment. It takes a long ' forgettory ' ' to lose sight of such a unique mixture of guitarist, singer, swift back in football, public speaker outstanding and companion par ex- cellence. Clement Lee Woodward Armor Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering " Mickey " came to us from the " Holy City " with a knowledge of all things Military. He was evidently dis- appointed at V. M. I. ' s not being like a page from Kipling. A member of the " Faithful Four, " he had no trouble in making himself popular among his Brother Rats. He will succeed in later life as he has here — by being natural. THE CLASS OF 1953 |ji " Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Virginia li|i Academy of Science, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; International Relations Club. 3, 2, 1 ; Louisiana Club. 4, 3. 1 : Secretary. 2: Glee Club, 1; TurnOut Staff. 2; O. G. A. Rat Football; Varsity Football. 3, 2, 1; Private, 4; Corporal. 3: Sergeant. 2; 2nd Lieutenant. 1; Monogram Club. 3. 2. 1: CaiU-l Staff. 3. 2; Rat Swimming; Base- ball, 4, 3; Wrestling, 4, 3; BOMB Staff, 2, 1. Private, 4, 2, 1 ; Corporal, 3; A. S. C. E., 4, 3. 2, 1; Cross Country Track, 4; Glee Club. 4; Richmond Club, 4, .3. 2, 1; Na- tional Speleological Society, 3; O. G. A. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1 j Ambuj Mulor Club, 3, 2, 1; Cadet SUiff. 1; BOMB Staff, 2, 1; O. G. A. IVivm... I, 2, I; Cirpuial, .5; M. ' llKxIiMt Cliili, I. 2; AiiK-ricaii So.i.-ty of Civil Kngiiiccrini;:. I ; O. G. A. IVivalr, I, 2, I; Crporal, J; I ' ooll.all, I, . ' {, 2, I ; l(a»k li a II, 1, .{, 2; MaMl.all, 4 «. fM...cri. , . .■a., Ch...,.i..al So.-i myri ' i? ' ' ;. 77 ' HOiVIB Slaff. I; ll.U .fci ;(.WV i( ' James Woolls Alexandria, Virginia Armor English The " Guv ' nor ' earned his nick- name early and lived up to it well during his career as a cadet. Although he did not approve of the V. M. I, mode of life, he bore the slings and arrows, and came up on top, forever prepared with a witty saying and a raucous " Breep. " No philosophical discussion was ever complete without the astute contributions of this Alex- andria gentleman. Frank Taylor Wootoii, Jr. Farniville, Virginia Artillery Civil Engineering Putting on the ' Vollege hat " air, Frank greeted a few of the more timid boys that frightful day in September. The next thing he knew he was a Brother Rat and beginning on the long road to education and completion of tours, leading both details. Down the four stoops he went, and with each successive year his laughter became more frequent as he tried to cram the campus life into the military. Years will only add more stories of congeni- ality through Frank ' ' s sought-after friendship, and in the future we will surelv cross manv of his bridges. Ail Edgar Anderson Woy Chattanooga, Tennessee Force Chemistrv Edgar came to us as an athlete with a promising future. He not only lived up to expectations as that promising athlete, but he went even further, and at the end of four years we can look back on Ed as a leader in, out, and around the Institute. An excellent student in one of the hardest courses V. M. I. oflfers and a member of the V. M. I. Honor Court, this tall, friendly Tennessean has made friends as easily as he has made his fine record. Kwok Leung Yu Canton. China Engineers Civil Engineering Although Kwok is not a member of the Brother Rat Class of 1953, his three years at the Institute have earned him many friends both in his academic and Brother Rat class. Kwok displays a quiet disposition, a big smile, and he has diligently and sincerely pursued his ambitions. Possessing the two qualities necessary for any achieve- ment — intelligence and disposition — we know thai he will speedily climb the ladder of success. Good Luck Kwok. Warren William Zeiders Norfolk, Virginia Artillery Civil Engineering Warren has the pleasant ability to mix easy going manners with determi- nation. In the fields of sports he has entered, he has been an extremely de- pendable Athlete. In Barracks activi- ties, his excellent disposition and never-failing humor have won our admiration and friendship. In scholas- tics he has set an example of determi- nation that cannot fail to be impres- sive. With such qualiiications we are sure that Warren will go far in our world, and will make V. M. I. proud of him. THE CLASS OF 1953 Private, 3, 2. 1 ; American So- ciety of Civil Engineers, 3, 2. 1 ; Academic Stars, 2, 1 ; Officer of the Guard Association. Private, 4, 3, 2, 1; Football, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Tidewater Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Lutheran Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; American Society of Engineers, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club, 3. 2, 1; Rat Wrestling, 4; Rat Sw iinining, 4 ; Varsity Wrestling, 3: O. G. A. History of the Class of 1953 As the Class of 1953 is graduated, it will be placed in a world in in which the forces of greed and avarice threat- en to shatter an already un easy peace. These chaotic conditions mag- nify inimeasurahly the importance of our gradu- ation. Many of us have for some time been planning civilian careers; graduate schools, engineering, teaching, business c a - reers, and medical schools all figure promi- nently in the immediate future. These must now be put aside in favor of military service. Our duty is clear to us and we have a strong faith that the class will carry out this duty in the best VMI tradition. While prepar- ing for our military serv- ice, however, we must not lose sight of the fact that when we return from the conflict we must be pre- pared to take our places as citizens and, as such, assume the responsibili- ties of maintaining our democracy and system of free enterprise. It is clear that as our years of formal education are coming to a close our productive years are al- ready upon us. We ha e spent four years at VMI and now we ask » ur- selves: What have we to show for those years? The answer is this: when we leave VMI we will carry away with us an innate sense of values, a spirit of tolerance, and above all, a sincere dedication to honor and duty. There are events that have highlighted our years here at VMI, hut they are spread through- out this hook. We have seen our stepoffs, our resurrections, our class war. We have had our parties, gone to the dances, gotten our rings at Ring Figure. We have known every aspect of VMI known it and loved it, and in that re- spect we are typical of VMI. The class has left its impression on VMI, but far deeper is the impression that VMI has made upon us. With this stamp upon us we can confidently face the ques- tion: What kind of an impression will the class leave upon the world? If we can keep the basic tenets learned here strong in our hearts, that impres- sion will be a good one. We must remember that as our life as VMI cadets is concluded our life and careers as VMI men is only beginning. (WW i SECOND CLASS OFFICERS 1954 HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1954 It was a dismal day that 6th of September, 1950, when about three hundred and fifty high school graduates entered Jarkson Arch to become the class of nineteen-liundred and fifty-four. Some of these men were aware of what they might encounter during the year, but many had no idea of VMI ' s traditions. Most of these men stayed to sweat it out in the rat line and altered their usual way of life to live in an entirely new system. The days went slowly at first, but as time went on and football games highlighted each weekend the days to Christmas seemed very few. Christ- mas furlough came and went before we really realized it was here. Midwinter dances provided a break in the routine and a relief after exams. Every- one looked forward to the Spring vacation which was the first time the Corps had been granted this privilege. We elected an able group of officers to lead us through our cadetship, those being Tommy Armstrong, Bill Berry and Jack Daniels. On Founder ' s Day, May 15, we were scheduled to get out of the rat line, however the upper classes lengthened our rat status until June 3rd. Marshall Arch was dedicated on May 15th that year with a highly eventful cere- mony for our distinguished alumnus. We left VMI on the 9th of June with happy hearts and sincere desires to develop a strong and united class spirit. Many of us returned early with the cadre in September and renewed our many friend- ship ties. Administering the rat line was our main responsibility as a class for that year. A tightening of regulations by the Institute made this a little difficult. On the grid-iron, several of our Brother Rats distinguished themselves and helped the Big Red to gain the title of Co-Champions of the Southern Conference. The Honor Court was reorganized at the end of the first semester resulting in Jack Daniels " ' resignation as class historian when he, along with Bill Saterfield and John Diuguid, was elected to the Honor Court. Swan Yerger was elected the new class histo- rian. Upon Bill Saterfield ' s resignation from VMI, Don Dunlap was chosen to take his position of the Honor Court. At the beginning of our Second Class year Larry Dougherty was elected to take Yerger ' s place as class historian. At this time the Ring Committee had drawn up a ring of which we are all very proud. The Ring Figure Com- mittee was then working on the details neces- sary for such a fabulous weekend. The night after the Turkey Bowl we had a banquet in Roanoke ' s Patrick Henry Hotel to which our parents, who came from far and near, were the guests of honor. It was a wonderful feel- ing having our parents meet each other, many for the first time. We were proud and honored this year as we escorted Governor Battle in President Eisenhower ' s Inaugural Parade. The experi- ence was thrilling and the praise was sincerely appreciated. Many men in the Class of 1954 will find themselves in ROTC summer camps all over the country this summer, putting into prac- tice their learning gotten here at VMI. We all know that this crisis our country faces is not likely to find a sudden and complete ending, and therefore we must prepare our- selves for our country ' s needs. With this year coming to a close, we look toward next year with an earnest desire to take over and reign as the governing body in barracks. Our class has come a long way since our rat year, gaining knowledge from the trials and tribulations which we have encountered along with the more pleasant aspects of cadet life. This knowledge gained through classroom studies as Mell as through niilitarv discipline will enable us to carrv out the important duties Mhich we will inherit. Changes always seem inevitable as the new first class is inaugurated, and we feel very confident that the Class of 1954 will take over the reins handed to them by a very able first class and guide the Corps to a new height of prestige before they depart in June 19.54. THE CLASS LAURENCE ABREO, JR. Washington, D. C. WILLIAM H. ADAMS Charlottesville, Virginia EBEN R. ALEXANDER, JR. Port Washington, New York JOHN M. P. ARCHER Staunton, Virginia THOMAS C. ARMSTRONG, JR. Newport News, Virginia JAMES M. BAIN, JR. Norfolk, Virginia CHARLES S. V. BARCLAY Charlottesville, Virginia ROBERT B. BARNES, JR. Blackstone, Virginia DAVID T. BASKETT, JR. Richmond, Virginia LELAND G. BELL Lexington, Virginia ELDON C. BENSON, JR. Lynchburg, Virginia JOHN W. BENSON Boonsboro, Maryland JAMES L. BERRY Charles-Town, West Virginia WILLIAM W. BERRY Norfolk, Virginia WAYNE D. BORING, JR. Norfolk, Virginia JOHN L. BOTJER Palisade, New Jersey ABNEY S. BOXLEY. JR. Roanoke, Virginia JAAIES W. BRAMLET Harrisburg, Illinois WILLIAM McN. BRYAN Lookout Mountain, Tennessee WILLIAM B. BURKS Buena Vista, Virginia BEN A. BURTON III Richmond. Virginia DAVID T. H. CAMPBELL, JR. Park Ridge. Illinois JOSEPH E. CARNEY, JR. Lawrence, Massachusetts DAVID H. CARSON Great Neck, New York OF 1954 EDWIN W. CHANDLER Arlington, Virginia GLENDEL W. COCK Meadows of Dan. Virginia LAURENCE L. COCKERILLE, JR. Washington, D. C. ELBERT D. COCKES Surrev, Virginia JOHN COLE, JR. Virginia Beach, Virginia MALCOLM G. COLEMAN New Orleans, Louisiana DONALD G. COLWELL Bluefield, West Virginia FRANK H. CONLEY New York, New York JAMES F. COOPER, JR. Winter Park, Florida ALFRED B. CRAMER HI Norfolk, Virginia DAVID A. CROCKETT Fork Union, Virginia JAMES L. CROSSWHITE Covington, Virginia WILLIAM E. CRUMPLER Richmond, Virginia JOHN S. DANIEL, JR. Clarksville, Tennessee THOMAS A. DICKS Broadlands, Illinois JOHN P. DIUGUID Cumberland, Maryland HUGH L. DOUGHERTY, JR. Norfolk, Virginia DONALD W. DRENNEN, JR. Birmingham, Alabama WILLIAM F. DUNKELBERGER Sunbury, Pennsylvania DONALD J. DUNLAP Christiansburg, Virginia KEITH C. EWING Pittsburgh, Pennsylvai JOHN R. FLYNN, JR. Fort Vt ' ayne, Indiana GEORGE A. FORD, JR. Alexandria, Virginia ROBERT G. FRANK Salem, Virginia THE CLASS WILLIAM H. FREEMAN Vienna, Virginia WILLIAM M. FULGHAM Windsor, Virginia JOHN D. P. FULLER, JR. Lexington. Virginia EDMUND G. GARBEE, JR. Baltimore. Maryland JOHN H. GARY III Kinston, North Carolina ROBERT E. GEE Kenbridge, Virginia BRUCE C. GOTTWALD Richmond, Virginia WILLIAM R. GUY Jackson, Alabama JOHN R. HANDY Richmond, Virginia ROBERT A. HANSON Harrisburg, Pennsylvania GEORGE W. HARDY III Shreveport, Louisiana LEONARD J. HARMAN II Flushing, New York F. BALDWIN HARRINGTON, JR. Norfolk, Virginia THOMAS H. HARRISON Alexandria, Virginia DAVID A. HENGEL Portsmouth, Virginia ROBERT A. HUBBARD Farmville, Virginia HENRY S. HULME. JR. Arlington, Virginia OLLIE F. HUX Elberon, Virginia JACK R. HUYETTE Charles Town, West Virginia KENNETH W. IVERSEN Nutley, New Jersey THOMAS A. KANE Harrisburg, Pennsylvania BILLY W. KINGERY Roanoke. Virginia KARL L. KLINAR Johnstown. Pennsylvania JOHN W. KNAPP Richmond, Virginia OF 1954 PAUL R. KNELIER Granbv, CoiiiK ' clicul PAUL A. KUIilNE, JK. Pittsburgh, Pemisylvania DONALD J. LAMANNA Richmond Hill, N.w York HENRY C. LAND, JR. Richmond, Virginia JOSHUA W. LANGHAMMER Roanoke, Virginia WAVERLY D. LaPRADE Richmond, Virginia JOHN R. LATHRAM, JR. Bessemer, Alabama JOHN K. B. LeDEAUX New York, Ne« York J. MINOR B. LEWIS III Bluefield, West Virginia WILLIAM S. LINDSAY Williamsburg, Virginia ROBERT E. LINDSEY, JR. El Paso, Texas PETER H. LYONS Mobile, Alabama LEMUEL E. MARSH HI Danville, Virginia THOMAS B. MARTENSTEIN Mobile, Alabama LOUIS B. MASSAD Richmond, Virginia C. FREDERIC MATHER-SMITH II Oakland, Florida ALVAH S. MATTOX, JR. Staunton, Virginia THOMAS T. MAYO IV Radford, Virginia JAMES McDowell, jr. Fincastle, Virginia WILLIAM R. McGEORGE, JR. Richmond, Virginia PAUL R. MEYER, JR. Port Arthur, Texas ALFRED L. MILLER Norfolk, Virginia WILLIAM W. MILLER Harrisonburg, Virginia HOWARD W. MIZELL, JR. St. Augustine, Florida THE CLASS ROBERT L. MODJESKI Walworth, Wisconsin JOSEPH S. MONDY, JR. Petersburg, Virginia JAMES C. MOORE Abingdon, Virginia RISTINE M. MORGAN Charlotte, North Carolina ALAN M. MUSSELMAN Perkasie, Pennsylvania OTTO R. NALMANN, JR. Hihon Village, Virginia EDWARD M. NEWTON III Baltimore, Maryland MILTON J. NOVAK, JR South River, New Jersey G. MILES NOWITSKY, JR. Norfolk, Virginia GEORGE OKONIESKI Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania ROBERT J. PATANE Great Neck, New York JOHN R. D. PENISTON Chester Springs, Pennsylvania RAN L. PHILLIPS, JR. Sterlington, Louisiana NORMAN C. PLUNKETT Richmond, Virginia ROBERT E. PRICE Norton, Virginia GEORGE A. RAMER Hartwood, Virginia E. JEFF ROBERTSON II Norfolk, Virginia WILLIAM A. ROBINSON Cameron, Texas RICHARD W. ROWE South Pasadena, California JOHN A. SANGUIGNI Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania WILLIAM P. SCHUBMEHL New Cumberland, Pennsylvania FRANK W. SCROGGINS Decatur, Alabama R. RICHARD SHUMAN Babson. Massachusetts PETER SHUNK Fort Bliss, Texas OF 1954 RICHARD W. T. SKINNER Scvcrna Park, Maryland WILLIAM A. SMITH, JR. Studley, Virginia WENDLE R. SNAPP Gate City, Virginia EIVIND O. SVENDSEN Clenwood Landing, Long Island, N. CLAIBORNE W. TERRY Riohniond, Virginia JOHN K. TILLER, JR. Richmond, Virginia RICHARD B. TRUMBO Norfolk, Virginia DAVID C. VIA Roanoke, Virginia LEONARD A. WAGNER Portsmouth, Virginia DONALD H. WALDEN Montvale, Virginia ARMSTRONG T. WALLACE Baltimore, Maryland MACON B. WALTON Richmond, Virginia THOMAS G. WEBB Clifton, Virginia ROBERT W. WENTZ Portsmouth, Virginia JOCK R. WHEELER Hampton, Virginia HENRY G. WHITE, JR. Norfolk, Virginia HUGH V. WHITE, JR. Holland, Virginia WILLIAM W. WHITEHLIRST Lexington, Virginia JAMES A. WHITT Farniville, Virginia SYLVANUS J. WILLIAMS. JR. Norfolk, Virginia THOMAS S. WILLIAMSON III Richmond, Virginia ROBERT B. WILSON II Sanford, North Carolina JOHN B. WINDLE. JR. McConih, Mississippi JOHN F. WOLFE, JR. Silver Spring, Maryland HORACE W. WOODHOUSE, JR. Norfolk, Virginia THOMAS P. WRIGHT Rirhinond, Virginia PASS IN REVIEW! Rovoe Earl Joii Historian illiani Randolph Coupland James Darroch Massie lice Presiflent President THIRD CLASS OFFICERS 1955 HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1955 " Pull that chin in; rack those slioultk ' rs back " — yes those days are gone forever, but they are never to be forgotten. As long as we live we will never forget what a dreary day September 5, 1951, seemed to a group of a little over four hundred men, later to be the Class of 1955. As we walked into Ja« ' kson Arch and saw the inner walls of VMI for the first time, we thought that maybe somel)ody had told us the wrong thing about this place. Bang! Just that quick and we were all rats, the lowest of the earth ' s creatures. No sooner were we in barracks than we ha l our chins hidden under our collars — for nine long months to come. We thought this was rough, but when the Corps returned several of our Brother Rats to be decided definitely not " to be. " It was not long before we were full grown rats and began to catch on to the VMI system. Football season made the first few months of the year pass rather quickly, for we got out of the rat line three times when the team chalked up important wins on the field. We made the best use of these breathing spells, for we knew that a roaring " resurrection " would soon follow. It seemed that we had time only to drill, drive and strain in those first few months; studies seemed only a secondary matter. Those shoes had to be sliined before we could hit those books. It took quite a while for ns to get acquainted with each other, for there were few social events outside of the dances. Naturally we took advantage of these. Our rat year will never be forgotten — not only by our class and VMI itself but by VMI men the country over. One lonely night in December, we all took a long walk through the valley. Barracks really was in a roar and linnult that night. Even the town-folk heard us — and we were rats. From that time on our class became a closely knit body. May 16, 19.52, finally arrived and ve be- came a class. Once again we felt like human beings. Now that we could become organized, we held our class elections, choosing for our leaders in the year to come Jim Massie, Bill Coupland and Royce Jones. Our big and only event of the year as a class was our Finals picnic. This was our first chance to really get together with everybody outside barracks, and we really made it a memorable occasion. Another memory to pack away. Upon our return in September of 1952 we had a new responsibility as a class — the new third class. It was our job to administer the rat line we had recently vacated. Now with a slightly smaller class, but still the largest in barracks, we took on this new job. The ' 55 Ring Committee started working early in the year toward plans for our class ring. Norman Harris was appointed chairman of this committee and has plans almost com- plete for our ring. The Emblem Committee completed their plans and purchases of our class emblems recently also. One of the important events of our third class year was the election of our representa- tives to the VMI Honor Court. To Bob Filer, Jud Leech and Norman Harris went the burden of this high office. As changes come and as we meet them we hope to live up to Colonel Preston ' s standard of " fair specimen of citizen soldiers. " We look forward to our two remaining years in hopes of reaping the many benefits from such a place as VMI, and we seek ever to make the school a better one for those who come after us. THE CLASS JOSEPH CHESTER ADAMS Lawrence, Massachusetts BENJAMIN LEWIS ANGLE Rocky Mount, Virginia JACK EVERETT ARRANTS Bristol, Virginia JAMES OSCAR ATKINSON III London Bridge, Virginia RAYMOND CONWAY BAKER, JR. Y ' onkers, New York ALFRED WILLIAM BALDOCK Glasgow, Virginia ROBERT ELLIOTT BANCROFT ' esterville, Ohio THOMAS FRANKLIN BARBER Hagerstown, Maryland ROBERT G. BARINOWSKI Birmingham, Alabama DAVID MAGHEE BARKER Columbia, Virginia JOHN WILLIS BARLOW Silver Spring, Maryland BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BARNES III Yonkers, New York QUENTIN THOMAS BARRETT Alexandria, Virginia RICHARD AlBREY BAUGH North Tazewell, Virginia BRUCE TERRILL BAUMAN Lakewood, Ohio FRANK LLOYD BEALE Franklin, Virginia ROBERT SCOTT BEALE Franklin, Virginia MICHAEL MITCHELL BELENKY Detroit, Michigan ELLIOTT READ BOOKER III Fort Lee, Virginia ROBERT HENRY BOWDEN. JR. Madisonville. Kentuokv FRANK ALGER BOXLEY Roanoke, Virginia MORTON BREGMAiS Alexandria, Virginia JOSEPH REYNER BRENNER Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania DANIEL CLARK BRITIGAN Marietta, Ohio FRANCIS DOSWELL BROOKE Richmond, Virginia EMORY ALVIS BROWN Vi a nesboro. irginia RONALD MICHAEL BRYAN Roanoke, Virginia HO ARD HAROLD BUNDY 11 Altamonte Springs, Florida OF 1955 JEREMIAH JOSEPH IU)lir KE Grosse Point, MicliJKnn RICHARD MADISON CAMPER Covington, Virginia WARREN LEE CARPENTER Little Rock, Arkan! ns KENNEDY PETER CARSTENS Alexandria, Louisiana WILLIAM RAYMOND CASTNER Dahlgren, Virginia DINO GIACOMO CADEMARTORI Fort Lee, New Jersey JOSEPH MICHAEL CESTARO Glen Head, New York EDWIN HALL CHAUNCEY Warwick, Virginia WILLIAM BRANNER CRIDLIN, JR. Richmond, Virginia RALPH GORDON CROCKETT Roanoke, Virginia LEON JERALD COCK Meadows of Dan, Virginia ROBERT EMMET COFER III Charleston, South Carolina ROSSER RYAN COLE Norman, Oklahoma LAMAR WILLIAM COLEMAN Princeton, New Jerser RONALD CURTIS COLEMAN Farmville, Virginia GEORGE RAYMOND COLLINS Andover, Massachusetts BURTON JESSE CONWAY APO 343 San Francisco, California ROBERT McLEAD COOPER Rocky Mount, Virginia GRAYSON VAUGHN CORDELL Houston, Texas WILLIAM RANDOLPH COUPLAND Gibson Island, Maryland WILLIAM ROBERT DAVIDSON Jonesville, Virginia EDWARD HAROLD DAVIS New Y ork, New Y ork CANBY DAUTEL Painesville, Ohio CHARLES WALTER DEAN Norfolk, Virginia EDWARD ELLIOTT DICKER Long Island City, New York STEVE BARE DOD Lexington, irginia DON FREDERICK DODGE Allen Park, Michigan FRED ORWIN DOREY, JR. Richmond, Virginia THE CLASS JOHN FRANCIS DRENNAN Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts JOHN FRANCIS DUNSETH, JR. Dayton, Ohio CHARLES EVANS EATON Brockton, Massachusetts JAMES HOWARD EDMONDSON Dallas, Texas JOHN DOUGLAS EKINGS, JR. Morrisville. Pennsylvania HARRISON LEE FAHRNER Washington, D. C. FRANK ALBERT FARMER, JR. Roanoke, Virginia EUGENE GILL FERGUSON Richmond, Virginia JAMES LEE FERRELL Ceredo, West Virginia ROBERT HOAGLAND FILER Norfolk, Virginia MARTIN CHARLES FISHER Yorklown, Virginia SHERMAN W. FRANCISCO, JR. Little Falls, New Jersey BERNARD WILLIAM FREUND, JR. Portsmouth, Virginia RALPH ADELBERT FRYE, JR. New Kensington. Pennsylvania JAMES BILLY FULKS St. Charles, Virginia JOHN HARVEY FULTON Silver Spring, Maryland CHARLES ALBERT GAAR Atlanta, Georgia RICHARD CHRIS GEORGIADES Norfolk. Virginia NICHOLAS JOHN GOETZINGER Aurora, Illinois DONALD EDWARD GILLESPIE Hampton, Virginia LLOYD FRANKLIN GLENN, JR. Glasgow, Virginia RUSSELL JACKSON GOOCH Richmond, Virginia WILLIAM EDWARD GRABER Burkeville, Virginia GORDON GRAY, JR. PIcasantville, New York WILLIAM WITCHER GREENE Chevy Chase, Maryland WILLIAM GRANT GREIG Honolulu. T. H. JACK LEO GRIFFIS Boswell, Indiana EUGENE RALSTON GRIFFITH East Point, Georgia OF 1955 p. WILLIAM HAAKE, JR. Homer, New York HENRY GEORGE IlACiER III Williamsport, Peiiiisylviinia STEPHEN READ IIANMER, JR. Washiiiglon, D. C. JOHN ALTON HANSEN East Peoria. Illinois HENRY FERGUSON IIARMAN Riehmond. Virginia NORMAN STl ' ART HARRIS Lynehburg, Virginia JAMES POTTS HART III Roanoke, Virginia WILLIAM TROLL HART Greenwood, Massaehiisetls SAMUEL WHITE HILL Norfolk, Virginia DONALD EDWARD HILLER Falls Chureh, Virginia JOHN FREDERICK HINER Beekley, West Virginia ALLAN FREDERICK HITT, JR. Norfolk, Virginia DONALD WALLACE HOATSON Baltimore, Maryland ALBERT JACKSON HOCH. JR. Steubenville, Ohio THOMAS FRANCIS HOGAN HI Port Arthur, Texas RUSSELL BEVERLY HOGSHIRE Norfolk, Virginia RICHARD CLARKE HYATT Frederick, Maryland EVERETT HURT IRBY Farmville, Virginia JOSEPH METTAUER HURT IRBY Blaekstone, Virginia ALFRED THOMAS JACQUES Lawrenee, Massachusetts JOHN PAUL JOHNSON Roanoke, Virginia OTIS PATRICK JOHNSON III Pine Bluff, Arkansas WARD WOOD JOHNSON Greenlee, Virginia CHARLES GARY JONES Hampton, Virginia ROYCE EARL JONES Hampton, Virginia WAYNE ALLYN JONES Binghamton. New York RICHARD DAN KATORINCEK Clifton, New Jersey WILLIAM KENNETH KAYS. JR. Warrenton, Virginia THE CLASS RONNIE DAVID KINCER ' hilesburg, Kentucky CHARLES RUSSELL KLEINPETER Baton Rouge, Louisiana AUDENRIED WHITTEMORE KNAPP Clayton, Missouri CHARLES GORDON KULP, JR. Roanoke, Virginia ALBERT LAWRENCE LAND, JR. Norfolk, Virginia WILLIAM HENRY LANGHORNE Greenwood, Virginia JAMES DONALD LAWRENCE, JR. Portsmouth, Virginia JOSEPH STEBBINS LAWSON, JR. South Boston, Virginia LLOVD GROSS LAZARUS Roanoke, Virginia JOHN MARVIN LEKSTRUM Twentynine Palms, California FRANK JUDSON LEECH Lexington, Virginia HANS ALBERT LEIPOLD Chicago, Illinois RONALD EUGENE LEMMONS Longview, Texas GEORGE LOCHER Glasgow, Virginia CHARLES ORVILLE LONG III Richmond. Virginia CHARLES SAMUEL LUCK III Richmond, Virginia CURTIS RICHARD LUCADO Roanoke, Virginia WILLIAM McWANE MADDOX, JR. APO 21, New York, New York JOHN MARSHALL, JR. Warwick, Virginia SAMUEL WILSON MARSHALL III Dallas, Texas EARLE PLAIN MARTIN, JR. Houston, Texas RICHARD CORRIER MARTIN Newton, Massachusetts WILLIAM REYNOLDS MARTIN Callands, Virginia JAMES DARROCH MASSIE Lviichburg, Virginia CURRY JULIAN MAY ' ashinglon, Georgia JAMES ROBERT MoALLISTER Arlington, Virginia ALBERT EIGENE McCANTS Petersburg. Virginia CHARLES IRVIN McCLELLAND Clarksville, Pennsylvania OF 1955 BEVERLY LETELLE M.(;Klll EK Riohmona, Virginia JAMES IJ. McKEMIE, JR. Biiloti Roug. ' . I.onisiiinii LEE GRAVES McKNKillT Wiishingioii, D. t;. SIDNEY NEIL McLAUGIILIN Sutton, West Virginia JAMES LOWRY McMANNAWAY APO 403. Now York, Now York Jl ' DSON THOMAS MoREE. JR. Loneviow. Texas DON EARL MEEKER Phoebus, Virginia FRANK AREND MOLTZ, JR. Willianisport, Peniisylvaniii JOSEPH ALBERT MOORE, JR. York, Pennsylvania WALTER MERRITT MOORE III Norfolk, Virginia JOHN LAWRENCE MORACE East Williston, New York JOHN LEWIS MORGAN Bueiia Vista, Virginia JOHN STANTON MOSS DeKalb, Illinois ALMON AIGUSTUS MUELHAUSER II Oaklawn, Illinois WILLIAM TOLAR NOLLEY II Richmond, Virginia FRANK JOSEPH O ' CONNOR, JR. Norfolk, Virginia DAWSON RANDLE O ' NEILL Richmond, Virginia TIMOTHY HENRY O ' NEILL, JR. Lawrence, Massachusetts JAMES ARNOLD OPENSHAW, JR. Southhampton, Massachusetts EDWIN NELMS OSBORNE, JR. Greenlee, Virginia RODRIGO JOSE PACHECO San Jose, C. R. JAMES ROBERT PARKER, JR. Norfolk, Virginia BENJAMIN FITZHUGII PARROTT, JR. Roanoke, Virginia DONALD FREY PARSONS Fort Knox, Kentucky DAVID WALKER PAULETTE, Farmville, Virginia HENRY PRATT PERRINE, JR. Springfield, Pennsylvania THEODORE RICHMOND PETERS Arlington, Virginia MACON MICHAUX PETTYJOHN, JR. Lynchburg, Virginia JR. THE CLASS BIRCH BEDDELL PHILLIPS, JR. Willianisport, Pennsylvania DONALD CHARLES PIERSON, JR. Humboldt, Iowa CHARLES FRANKLIN PILLEY, JR. Norfolk, Virginia ARTHUR LEE POFFENBARGER Dunbar, West Virginia LEWIS PHILIP PORTER Porlsnioulh, Ohio FREDERICK ANTHONY POSS Aurora, Illinois EVERETTE ALLEN POWELL, JR. Culpeper, Virginia LARRY EVERETTE LEROY PRICE Covington, Virginia RALPH MALCOLM RAGAN Alexandria, Virginia JAMES STEEL RAMSEY, JR. Richmond, Virginia WALTER JAY REED, JR. St. Thomas, Virgin Islands ROBERT SMITH RENNICKS, JR. Petersburg, Virginia WESLEY ELIOT RHODES, JR. Norfolk, Virginia JAMES DOUGLAS REYNOLDS Johnstown, Pennsylvania CHARLES ROBERT RITCHEY Lexington, Virginia LOGAN ROBINS RITCHIE, JR. Richmond, Virginia REGINALD HEBER RIDGELEY III Arlington, Virginia JONES WILLIAMSON ROACH Richmond, Virginia JAMES WALKER ROBERTSON Richmond, Virginia GEORGE RONALD RODES Elkton. Virginia RALPH STEPHEN ROGERO II Palatka. Florida WILLIAM LOUIS ROSSIE, JR. Alexandria, Virginia BASIL MICHAEL RU DUSKY Alden, Pennsylvania TRAVIS MARSH RUSSELL Idaho Falls, Idaho ANTHONY RUSSO Clifton. New Jersey EDWARD HOLT RUTHERFORD Aliami, Florida ROBERT STOUT SAGE Omaha. Nebraska JOSEPH SAKAKINI, JR. Norfolk, Virginia OF 1955 WIIJ.IAM CONRAD SAIDER Wh.-.liiiK, Viisi VirKinia PETEU DONALD SCALZITTI, JK. Chi :iK. . Illinois ARTIIliR DARREM. SCHILTZ Franklin. Virginia SAMUEL RARRON SEGAR. JR. Norfolk, Virginia NICHOLAS JOHN SERVIDIO Lyndhursl, Now Jersey ALAN HALE SHATTUCK Niagara Falls, New York WILLIAM STEPHEN SHEA Brooklyn, New York CHARLES ALBERT SHERRY Richnionrl. Virginia JACK SIDNEY Beverly Hills, California BENJAMIN W. L. SEMMES, JR. Garden City, New York JAMES LEWIS SKINNER Fort Thomas, Kentucky CLIFTON DWIGHT SLOUGH Glasgow, Virginia LLOYD TERRILL SMITH, JR. Lynchburg, Virginia JOHN REGINALD SNAPP Collinsville, Virginia HERBERT FLETCHER SOIJTHGATE Roanoke, Virginia 0 ' EN STAMEY, JR. Rutherfordton, North Carolina PALMER NEWCOMBE STEARNS, JR. Culpeper, Virginia HENRY PATRICK STEWART III Kansas City, Missouri WILLIAM SPROUL STICKLEY Penn Laird, Virginia DAVID LEWIS STROEHMANN Williamsport, Pennsylvania ALFRED WRIGHT STUART Roanoke, Virginia RICHARD CLIFTON SUTHERLAND St. Louis, Missouri MARTIN ERWTN TANZER Hewlett, Long Island, New Y ' ork THOMAS HARRISON TAIT Glen Head, New York MONCURE RORINSON TAYLOR Margate City, New Jersey CARROLL THACKSTON Concord, Virginia DAVID JAMES THOMAS Ballston Spa, New York FOREST CARSON THOMPSON, JR. Arlington, Virginia THE CLASS OF 1955 ROBY CALVIN THOMPSON, JR. Abingdon, Virginia JAMES FRANCIS THORNTON, JR. Athens, Georgia ROBERT VAUGHAN TIMMS Lock Haven, Pennsylvania JOHN JOSEPH TONKIN Warwick, Virginia JOHN EDWIN TREVEY Big Island, Virginia JERRY ASHBY TRICE Arlington, Virginia FIELDING LEWIS TYLER Virginia Beach, Virginia VINCENT JOSEPH VITALI, JR. Orange, New Jersey RICHARD HENRY WALSH Oyster Bay, New York FRANK BROCK WALTER Ridgewood, New Jersey WILLIAM McINTOSH WASHINGTON Riverton, New Jersey WILLIAM FREDERICK WEGE Schenectadv, New York BEVERLY WINSLOW WEST Richmond, Virginia WILLIAM IRVINE WHITFIELD, JR. Roanoke, Virginia EDWARD MADISON WHITLOCK, JR. Farniville, Virginia JOHN LESLIE WIKOFF, JR. Trenton, New Jersey STANLEY PAUL WILLIAMS Washington, D. C. THOMAS GARNETT WILLIAMSON Bluefield, West Virginia DAVID FRANKLIN WOOLWINE Abingdon, Virginia JOSEPH STANLEY ZITZ Stafford, C. H., Virginia „: £ S; ' WESTERN VISTA THE FOURTH CLASS 1956 HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1956 When we entered Jackson Arch for ihe first time in the fall of 1952, we found our- selves in an entirely new world, a new life, a life strange to us, hut one which we had to learn. The first few days of the rat line were not so tough as they were hewildering. There were so many new things to learn and in such a short time; it will be four years before we have learned it all. Our trying first week was culminated with a rat picnic — an innovation this year, and something that caused many a lifted eyebrow among the upper classmen. That was the calm before the storm of return- ing upper classmen, and their return was the first big change for us since we arrived here. Early Monday morning we discovered that the picnic was really over. The upper classes came down upon us in all their " sound and fury, " and at last our fearful expectations had become a reality. In the days that fol- lowed we found ourselves becoming some- what adjusted to the life of a rat, however, throughout the year we were always looking forward to some event that would relieve the tension of the daily routine. The first of such opportunities came with the opening game of the football season against William and Mary. Though the con- test ended in defeat, being away from the Institute and the rat line for a day was thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. We were anxiously looking forward to our first grid- iron victory, as we had heard that at that time we would get out of the rat line for a while. Finally we met with su -cess four weeks lati ' r with a win over Richmon«l. As lough as we thought lh« «laily life was, we did not appreciate how much worse things could be until our first resurrection rolled around. We ran and ran round the stoops until we thought we could take it no longer, but something kept us going, and when it was finally over we were content to be able to walk the rat line again. On December 20lli the big break came — Christmas furlough. Ah , fourteen days of glorious living! Then we had our first taste of VMI exams. After exams came a new semester and a new resurrection. Events lagged until Spring furlough came along. Returning, we could visualize the end of our rat year, but this could not come without the feared and famous " Bloody Sunday " and the final com- pany room. At last! We are the Class of 1956, but time is running out. After the election of our officers we really thought of ourselves as important i ersonages, but the Institute is the one to put us in our proper places now. The remaining part of the year was spent in pre- paring the final exams and looking forward to the Final Hops that followed. The hops proved to be all we had hoped for or ever expected. With weary but happy hearts we packed our l)elongings and said our goodbyes. As limits gales were left behind us we felt proud to be a jiart of VMI and began thinking as a class, the Class of 1956. THE CLASS CREED WILLS ABELL III Slauiiton, Virginia THOMAS HARWOOD AGEE, JR. Richmond, Virginia JOHN SETH ALDRIDGE Ridgeley, West Virginia EDWARD JAMES ALEX Painesville, Ohio WILLIAM WHITE ALEXANDER Charlotte, North Carolina THAYER WESLEY ALLISON East Liverpool, Ohio RUDI ANSBACHER Rockville Center, New York AUGUST HENRY ARP Moline, Illinois ROY DAVID ASHLEY Richmond, Virginia CHARLES EUGENE AULICK Wheeling, West Virginia ULYSES GRANT BALLARD, JR. Lee Hall, Virginia THOMAS HARRY BANKARD Fairehild, W ' ashington PAUL LESLIE BARK Natural Bridge, Virginia THEODORE ROOSEVELT BARKER, JR. Roanoke, Virginia JACK BELCHEE BAUGH N. Tazewell, Virginia THOMAS EVAN BEAUCHAMP Castlewood, Virginia NELSON FRANK BEBO, JR. Needham, Massachusetts RONALD LEE BEEBE Chincoleague, Virginia LESLIE BEEKS BELSHA, JR. Norfolk, Virginia RONALD FRED BENTIEN Plandome, New Y ' ork ROBERT BLAINE BITTNER Jennerstown, Pennsylvania JOHN ROBERT BLACK Broadway, Virginia DAVID ALEXANDER BLAIR Martinsville, Virginia ROGER FREDERICK BLEY Milligaii College, Tennessee JOHN SCOIT BOLAND, JR. VI inter Haven. Florida BERNARD BRUCE BOSSARD Danielsville, Pennsylvania LAWRENCE H. BO S ER Lynchhurg, Virginia JAMES NEWTON BRAWNER III Atlanta, Georgia OF 1956 ROBERT JOIIM BREAUY Wiilhisloii. IMii!i a hiiK -lls ROBERT I.OVE BRICKINER Clinloii, Okhihoina ARMAND PAUL BRODEUR Fiiirhavcii, Mussiirhii!!! ' !! ECKHART JAMES BROl ' IIY Alexandria, Virginia JACK ALBERT BRYANT, JR. Barberton, Ohio ARCHIE CHISHOLM BURNAM, JR. Lynchburg, Virginia EDWIN ALDEN BURNS Chicago, Illinois HALE HOUSTON BYRD Warm Springs, Virginia RICHARD LAWRENCE CARLTON Fort Pierce, Florida HENRY MORGAN CHAMBERS Lynchburg, Virginia SHU-PARK CHAN Formosa, China WILLIAM OTIS CHILD Arlington, Virginia GEORGE MIMS CLARK Newport, Tennessee LINWOOD HARDY CLARK, JR. Richmond, Virginia GENE ARNOLD CLAUD Drewryville, Virginia JOHN EDWARD CLEMENT Chickasha, Oklahoma VICTOR BALBO CLEMENTE S, Ozone Park, New York FRANK JOSEPH COHEN Camp Lejeune, North Carolina WILLIAM SMITH CRICHTON, JR. Baltimore, Maryland FLOYD JOHN CURTIS, JR. Oak Ridge, Tennessee NORMAN LEE CUSTARD Arlington, Virginia JOHN LOUIS DAVIS II Hampton, Virginia HALE OLIN DESONIER New Iberia, Louisiana JOHN JACKSON DICKINSON Cape Charles. Virginia JAMES MALCOLM DILLARD Roanoke, Virginia WALTER FRANCIS DONOVAN, JR. Richmond, Virginia HAROLD LEE DYE Riehlands, Virginia ILLIAM GEORGE ELLIS. JR. Steubenville, Ohio THE CLASS i 9 FRED GRAY FARTHING, JR. Wvlheville, Virginia GEORGE F. FEREBEE, JR. Norfolk, Virginia HUGH FINLEY, JR. Jcllico, Tennessee FRITZ FIRING Norfolk, Va. RONALD LUIS FISCHER Buenos Aires, Argentina, S. A. FREDERIC JAMES FLEMINGS, JR. Auburn, Massachusetts JAMES HOUSTON FOSTER Buena Vista, Virginia PAUL WESLEY FOSTER, JR. Atlanta, Georgia BRUCE FOWLER Richmond, Virginia LAWRENCE EVAN FRASE Norfolk, Virginia ROBERT CAMPBELL FRASER Toledo, Ohio JAMES WYLIE FRENCH Norfolk, Virginia RONALD LEE FRINKS Alexandria, Virginia JOHN EDWARD GEIGLEIN Winchester, Virginia RALPH GIBSON, JR. Waverly, Va. WILLIAM DOUGLAS GOTTWALD, JR. Richmond, Virginia WALTER HOPKINS GRAHAM Hampton, Virginia PAUL WILLIAM GRONROOS S. Hempstead, New York JOSEPH MICHAEL GUIFFRE Falls Church, Virginia ROBERT HAROLD GUINN Alexandria, Louisiana GEORGE C. GUVERNATOR III Richmond, Virginia JERRY ' ATSON HALE ylheville, Virginia SAMUEL H. HALL Hattiesburg, Mississippi JAMES ROBERT HANNAY Dallas, Texas WELLFORD ESTES HARDEE Vero Beach, Florida RONALD NELSOU HERRING F ' alls Church, Virginia DONALD BALDWIN HESLEP Fairfield. Virginia ILLIAM HOPWOOD lll(;lNBOTHAM. JR. Suffolk, Virginia OF 1956 RALPH W. IIOLSINGKR III Ki ' swK ' k, Virginia WILLIAM ROBERTS llOI ' KINS SuiTolk, Virginia RICHARD EUGENE HOYT Albany, Now York BENJAMIN HUGER 11 Lexington. Virginia ROBERT CANNON IRBY, JR. Blackslone, Virginia ALAN THEOBALD JACKSON Karachi, Pakistan, India DAVID CHARLTON JACKSON Norfolk, Virginia PAUL C. JANSHEGO Johnstown, Pennsylvan ARTHUR H. JENNETTE Silver Spring, Maryland BOB GRAY JOHNSON Virginia Beach, Virginia KENT BUELL JOHNSON, JR. Portsmouth, Virginia HARRY F. JONES Honey Brooke, Pennsylvania STUART PANNILL JONES. JR. Dallas, Texas FREDERICK L. JUDGE Bayside, Virginia RICHARD DOUGLAS JUSTICE Hopewell, Virginia GEORGE DUNN KASTNER Fort Hood, Texas WILLIAM D. KEEN Williamstown, Pennsylvania JOHN JOSEPH KIRCHMIER, JR. Portsmouth, Virginia RANDOLPH S. KNIPP Lynchburg, Virginia ARTHUR ELLSWORTH KOCH HI Farmville, Virginia STANLEY S. KRAUS Harrisburg, Pennsylvania LON WILLIAM LAMB Petersburg, Virginia CHARLES VINCENT LAVERY Williamsburg, Virginia CHARLES WOODBURY LENNON Washington, D. C. ALAN MARTIN LEVINSON Alexandria, Virginia FRANKLIN J. LISELLA Houston, Texas FRANCIS CHI-CHI LO Hong Kong, S. E. Asia WILLIAM LEROY LOWDER Humboldt, Iowa THE CLASS JOHN FRANCIS LYNCH Sag Harbor, New York VALDEK MAANDI Patehogue, New York JOHN LEE MACHEN Mobjack, Virginia DONALD LACHLAN MACLEAY, JR. Falls Church, Virginia Wn.LIAM BOND MAKELIM Highland Park, Illinois JAMES EVERETT MANN, JR. Richmond, Virginia GEORGE ALBERT MANUS Brooklyn, New York THOMAS MASSIE Lynchburg, Virginia CLEMENT RUSSELL MATTHEWS Cecil, Pennsylvania FEDERICO AUGUSTO MAURA Rio Piedras, P. R. DOUGLAS WHITESIDE McCARTY East Meadow, L. I., New York PETER KERNAN McCRARY Falls Church, Virginia BRUCE JOHN McCREEDY Coral Gables, Florida KENNETH McDONALD, JR. Hampton, Virginia MICHAEL JOSEPH McDONALD Norfolk, Virginia JAMES LEE McGEORGE Richmond, Virginia FRANK WESTMORELAND McKINNON Atlanta, Georgia WILLIAM WARREN MEARS CoUingswood, New Jersey WILLIAM PAGE MENEFEE Luray, Virginia ROANE NEWTON MENZEL Norfolk, Virginia LAWRENCE DANIEL MILLER, JR. Portsmouth, Virginia STUART BENTON MONROE Arlington, Virginia SYLVAN DAVID MONTAGNA II Cecil, Pennsylvania JOSEPH PEYTON MOORE Shreveport, Louisiana ROBERT HOWARD MORECOCK Amelia, Virginia JESSE ALONZO MORGAN, JR. Richmond, Virginia RUFUS MORISON Abingdon. Virginia ROBERT LEE MORRIS. JR. Bayside, Virginia OF 1956 REGINALD CLEAVES MORRISON, JR. Rall iniorr. Marvhiiul GARDNER MARSHALL MUNDY Roanoke, Virginia ROHERT WERR NELMS, JR. Suffolk, Virginia WILLIAM OLAF NELSON. JR. Richmond, Virginia ANTHONY JOSEPH NICOLETTI Locust Valley, New York WILLARD READE NICOLLS, JR. Onlev, Virginia DONALD HILDING NYMAN Allendale, New Jersey BENJAMIN RAY OLINGER Coeburn, Virginia KENNETH ANDREW ORSIE Ft. Miles, Delaware JAMES HALE OVERTON Newport News, Virginia WILMER HOWARD PAINE, JR. Charlottesville, Virginia FRANCIS JOSEPH PALME, JR. FaUs Church, Virginia FRED RAYMOND PARKS Lancaster, New York ALLEN SHARKEY PATE Coosada, Ala. DONALD EARL PEARCE Portsmouth, Virginia EDMUND PENDLETON, JR. " ' ytheville, Virginia LAWRENCE YEARGAIN PENISTON Chester Springs, Pennsylvania GEORGE EMMETT PENN, JR. Alexandria, Virginia ALLEN LYON PENNY Fori Defiance, Virginia JOHN POWELL PITTMAN Capron, Virginia BILLY GENE PLYMAL Grundy, Virginia JOHN DAVIS POINTER Long Island City, New York GORDON MERIWETHER POLLARD White Stone, Virginia JACK ANTHONY PRIZZI Norfolk, Virginia RUSSELL THOMAN QUINLAN Buffalo, New York JOHN CHARLES RAMSEY Franklin. Pennsylvania ROBERT JERE REAL Jackson, Mississippi KENNETH REESE Ridgewood, New Jersey THE CLASS JON AUSTIN ROACH Riohmond, Virginia JAMES NELSON RUNYAN Ellwood City, Pennsylvania THOMAS HUNTON SAFFER Middleburg, Virginia WILLIAM RERNARD SALSGIVER, JR. Baltimore, Maryland ARTHUR JOHN SATTOLO Sniithton, Pennsylvania CHARLES CARROLL SCHOEN HI Atlanta, Georgia ALEXANDER SCHWAN, JR. Paulsboro, New Jersey WARREN SANDERS SELLEW Norfolk, Virginia ROBERT GARRETT SHELTON Martinsville, Virginia JOHN ALEXANDER SHIBUT Utica, New York THOMAS KILBY SHUFF HI Georgetown, Kentucky RICHARD MACLIN SMITH. JR. Kenbridge, Virginia WILLIAM LOUIS SNYDER, JR. Salem, Virginia THEODORE ROGERS SPOONER Joplin, Missouri JOHN FREDRICK STANLEY North Tarrytown, New York CHARLES TAYLOR STEINBERGER Alexandria, Virginia JAMES FINLEY STEPHENS Quinque, Virginia FREDERICK NELSON STEVENSON, JR. Sarasota, Florida CHARLES FRANCIS STE S ART Shaker Heights, Ohio RUSSELL GEORGE STEWART, JR. Lake Charles, Louisiana WILLIAM MILES STOKES III Lynchburg, Virginia JOHN HAROLD STONE, JR. Bassett, Virginia WALTER FEATHERSTUN TATUM, JR. Anchorage, Kentucky CHARLES ROLAND THOMAS Strasburg, Virginia EDWARD GUERRANT THOMPSON Abingdon. Virginia FLOYD FORREST THOMPSON, JR. Santa Ana, California JIMMIE VICTOR THURMOND, JR. San Antonio, Texas EARL ' tt ALLACE TIMMONS Norfolk, Virginia OF 1956 CHARLES PRESTON TOM.EY INiilural Bridge Station, Virginia EDWARD FRANK IHLER, JR. South Amboy, New Jersey JOHN THOMAS UNDERCOFFER LovelanH, Ohio DALE RAY VAUGHN Wiohita, Kansas WILLIAM HOLT BEAVER Pratt, West Virginia MILLARD WAGNON, JR. Gloucester, Virginia VIRGIL ALFRED WALSTON, JR. Houston, Texas MOWTON LeCOMPTE WARING, JR. Ardsley-on-Hudson, New York LAWRENCE FRYE WARREN Hinghani, Massachusetts JOHN FRANCIS WATKINS Montgomery, Alabama ROBERT LYLE WEBSTER, JR. Falls Church, Virginia STUART LAWRENCE WEINERTH, JR. Lexington, Virginia GEORGE MACADIE WEIR III Bethesda, Maryland HARRY LAKE WESTFALL, JR. Portsmouth, Virginia WYNDHAM ROBERTSON WHITE III Hartsdale, New York FRANK SAMUEL WIGGINS Staunton, Virginia GAYLORD STONE WILLIAMS Wytheville, Virginia ARTHUR CAMPER WILSON, JR. Roanoke, Virginia ALBERT H. WILSON III Newport, Rhode Island FRANK CARROLL WILSON Fort Worth, Texas JAMES GARTH WILSON Ridgeway, Virginia JAMES RUSSELL WILTSHIRE Middleburg, Virginia PRICE GAY WINGATE Dahlgren, Virginia JOHN TEMPLE WITT Richmond, Virginia WILLIAM EDWARD WOODWARD Radford, Virginia JACK PAGE WILEY Miami, Florida IVAN BASS YERGER Jackson, Mississippi JAMES VITAGLIANO Paterson, New Jersey JAMES C. McCALLUM Washington, D. C. Class of 1955 IN MEMORIAM ALEXANDER J. WHYTE Norfolk, Virginia Class of 1956 • ' lfc J " THll ACTIVITIES mmmm Jli == — ■ " illl Ill illl 8! 1 nil m iliii Illl " Jill 111 Hi hill J The Honor Court VMI prides herself more than anything else on the sense of honor that her cadets and her graduates have deep within them. It is the duty of the niemhers of the Honor Court to deal with matters of honor and decency within the Corps and to take the neces- sary steps of action. No hody of cadets has a more important function than the Honor Court, anfl they stand for one of the main pillars of VMI ' s strength. itiing: Jones. Sletvnrd. McCarthy (V i c e Presiflent). Johnston (President). Broun. Way tandiiig: Daniel. Dunlap. Cheatham. Gilbert. Diu uid . Lund The General Committee As the cadets ' government in harracks and outside, the General Committee has an importance that ranks with that of the Honor Court. Matle up of the class officers of the three upper classes, the Gen- eral Committee supervises the running of the rat line and enforces class privileges. Its most important function, how- ever, is the promotion of con- duct hccoming a gentleman and a soldier. Silting : Toivnes., Mariani. Mur- daugh. Cross (President), Hud- son (f ice President). Bonnett Standing: Armstrong. Massie. Coup- land. Dougherty. Berry. Jones III III ill 1!! illl illl !! iiir Illl lii ir iiii ill! HL_ iiiiLiili iiii iiir The Glee Club Coloiul H.-rlurt N. Dillard and Firsi Lt. Vi illiaii, . Kcllv, directors of the Glee Club. S .n- 4 The Commanders Not only have the Vj II Commanders played for our own jMid-Winter dances, but they have played successfullv for several schools other than MI. Matle up now entirely of cadets, they give the Corps something to look forward to when they are chosen to play for any of the hops, and the organization gives some of those musically inclined an tmtht for their talent. iraishi A.r«« : M rsl.r Ornv. J„r C(ir,„y. jinimir l ...r. ' . Sam Mar- shall. J„r l.,.i„l,a. I!„h Bancroft. Don Itrilliaa, Harmon II llli. (tvailer). Ro , Long Monly While, IN, Tf(l Benson Jtmes. Charley STANLEIGH H. JONES. JR. Co-Editor N. GENE CURY Business Manager CHARLES R. STEWARD Co-Editor n 1 IB (DIM IB CLASS SECTION Seated : Frank. Abbitt Standing: Woods. Morenia OUTRAGE SECTION Seated: Morison. Srotvn. Woolls Standing; Powers. Dalton CORPS SECTION Jones, Hibbitts, Bickniore SI ' OKTS SKCnON Seated: Moreiiian JohitstDii Standing: Bnrliss. Mallo. i.hetithiiiiu Moncrief ACTIVITIES SECTION AND ART ST I MatJtlux. Sanders. Moncrief Advertising Staff: Co.x ami Rici Circulation Staff, Sitting: Perry. Fortin, ISewlon. Kallelis Standing: Cramer. Hilhnan, Rutschotv. Httx 4 ■ V W. LUKE WITT Editor ill Chief EDWIiV COX, JR. Managing Editor ALBERT K. SCHRICHTE Busine}!is Manager % t .MJ. Cadet EDITORL L STAFF Silting; Diuguid. Home. Cox. Wilt. Jones. Hardy Slundiiig: . e m.s. Lennon. It liile. Hannay. Vhler. Makeliii BLSIINESS STAFF First Row: Monlagna. Simpson. Schricbte. Anchors, Guvernalor Standing: ff ilson. Miner. Kuhne. McGruder. May. Weir. Morrison, Wiltshire SPORTS SIAIl Sitting: Brown. Johnson, U illianis Standing; Langhaninier, Lewis, Peniston. Ly The Cadet is prol)a!)Iy one of the most im- portant agents of the Corps. Because of the fact that it comes out every week, it has the opportunity of expressing the feelings of the Corps in matters which need the immediate attention of the authori- ties. The influence of the editorials ivhich appear weekly in the paper have served as a barometer of the attitude of the Corps. The staff of the peri- odical has built the prestige of the paper hack up to the standards which it previously required as part of its editorial policy. The administration reads the paper much more carefully than it is given credit for. The policy of the paper has been to present any valid contention which the Corps might have towards a contested decision. Then, after the side of the Corps was presented, a con- crete solution was offered. Also, faults in the Corps itself were brought to the attention of the men in the Corps an l solutions were offered in each case. The Cadet has also ser ed to inform the mem- bers of the alumni who subscribed to the news which evolved daily in the Corps. There was an innovation in this year ' s jiapcr. The staff started the policy of printing eight pages instead of six. In this way the paper could offer more features and with the extra advertising, more pictures could be bought. The paper made some mistakes, but the good points far overshadowed the bad ones. THE ST.4FF AT If ORK STEW ART D. JONES Editor (,. IM KR MILLER. JR. Maiiasiiig Editor JULES M. SELETZ Out BLSINESS STAFF Front Row: Leins. Mollz. Harmon. Miller (W . W .). Miller (G. T.). Brown, Hiller, Morace Back Row: Kantor, Porter, Atkinson, ISolley. Hanson, Gaar, Tanzer, Knapp, Dicker Tin: ST tl F AT » DKK . i X V ' f trf LITERARY AND Hl ' MOR STAFF Slantlins: Aiidreios. Davis. I ' ,.„isl„n. Moorr. Ford. Miik.-lin, Sitting: Oullmul, Coiiley. Hiilme n.ir. Ilarin 11 ,; » AIM SI All ' imski. San.hrs. l.rDr Siinpi). Ciirltii Silting: Goriilo. Miller. Morgan (Vice President), Tr.gg (President). Uoplon (Treasurer), Chumbley Standing: U ' ilt. AfiH iion. Maddux. Berry, Leivis, LeDeaux, Goddard, Sanders, Hulme, Ridgeley, Latvson Not in Picture: Spelh, Murray f s HOP COMMITTEE C:OL. T. A. E. MOSELEY Faculty Adiisor SCHEDULE OF HOPS Opening Home-Comiiif; H October 4 Oetoljer 5 Tliaiik9gi iiig Ring Figure NoveniI)er 28 Noveniher 29 Midwinter Hops Fel ruary 13 February 14 Easter Hops April 24 April 25 Final Dances June 6 June 8 It is through the untiring efforts of the Hop Committee and its advisor. Colonel Moseley. that the Corps enjoys its yearly schedule of dances. A tremendous amount of work goes into such projects, and «hen the gym finally stands decked with its streamers and canopy the members of the Hop and Floor Com- mittees may well be proud. To them goes a vote of thanks from the Corps . RELIGIOUS COUNCIL NEWMAN CLUB PRESBYTERIAN CLUB CANTERBURY CLUB TIMMINS MUSIC CLUB INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB PILOTS ' ASSOCIATION ( " Dowiiwind Thirteen " ) ALABAMA CLUB TEXAS CLUB YANKEE CLUB SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA CLUB ! ) TIDEWATER CLUB RICHMOND CLUB ROANOKE CLUB VIRGINIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE PR.OYD- OF- HER.- FAME AND READY IN EVERY Tl M E OF DEEPEST PERIL • • -TO-VINDICATEHERHONOR OR DEFEND HER RIGHTS- ■ • )L ARMED FORCES CLUB LYNCHBURG CLUB MISSISSIPPI CLUB SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA CLUB LUTHERAN CLUB GLEE CLUB EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OFFICER OF THE GUARD ASSOCIATION i- " 1.1.1 toi r CIVIL ■TO VINDICATE HER HONOR. OR DEFEND HER RIGHTS COIJT- AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS MONOGRAM CLUB PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO VINDICATE HER HONOR OR DEFEND HER RIGHTS ■wim m GROUND FORCE RIFLE TEAM AIR FORCE RIFLE TEAM l -Ai t AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS FENCING CLUB CADET WAITERS Nobody knoMS just where the cadet waiters ' picture should go, so it is in- chided under the activities. This year has seen many changes and innova- tions, not the least of which was the creation of a staff of waiters composed of first class privates from the Corps. So far the experiment has worked well, and it is the hope of most of the Corps that it will be continued. THE MONOGRAM MINSTREL Every so often the Institute must hear the brunt of some sort of satire, and the greatest leg-puIler round the Institute is the annual Monogram Minstrel. Nothing is so sacred or hallowed that comment cannot be made upon it by the cavorting end-men, and the authorities always receive a dusting that they never forget. It is all in fun. how- ever, and those who are the targets of withering remarks from the stage go off laughing as much as any other member of the audience. From Colonel Pancalie ' s whip-lashing entrance to the take-off on the current comedy team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis old J. M. Hall rocked with laughter, proving that this year ' s Minstrel was as much fun (or more) than those in the past. RING FIGURE 1953 riic . M. I. Riiifi Fij!ur ' in prolialtly the most romantic of all Southern eollege danoeH, and it attracts the cream of the Southern lielleg. The (lance is highlighted hy the figure itself and the passage through the arches where the cadet ' s date places the long- awaited ring on his finger, and very often the action is reciprocated with a miniature. This is the hright light of the second class year and is eagerly looked forward to hy the under classes, while the first class looks hack with nostalgia. It is an e ent that a girl who has gone through the figure does not soon forget, and it is one that no . I. I. cadet ever forgets. UTS VANCB! - ir ' Af(f Zf OlK,yA. r ROANOKE, VA. ' " Jh- ■V-i , V ip t TH, ATHLETICS ATHLETIC COUNCIL I " ■ I Sitliiig: Lt. Col. Liitscoinb. Col. Jameson. Col. I ' unUe (vhmrmau). Col. Mann. Mr. ugent. Col. Clarkson Standing: Mr. Follz. Mr. Carlton. Cadet Jones, Cadet Johnston. Cadet Hudson, Cadet Robertson INTRAMURAL MANAGERS Lisella. Wentz. Mnssehnan. Skinner. Stoy. Jones. Bayliss Lyons. Perkins. Mr. Alike Brown. ' ' Moe, " Moncrief. Hill, Oowen, Knapp THE CHEERLEADERS FOOTBALL First Row: Collins, B «... Itooils. Hyron. Lanfonl. Carllon. Boninlt. Vvs. Chiiiiihtoy. I ' „u; ' tt. lirohauy Second Row: Dininger. , Foster, Parks. Anderson, Zeiders. (iilberl. Ranier. Ralph. Siler. hiittnr Third Row: Fencel. Boxler. Miller, Bearer, Servidio. O lSeil, Morgan, Westfall. Foley. Luras, Mapp Fourth Row: Lyons, Spaneas. Shay. Jones, Byrd. Thornton, Carter. Guy, Desonier, Drake Fifth Row: Coach King, Coach Heflin. Coach !Soe, Coach Nugent. Coach Ragunas. Coach McKenna, Coach Hudson, McCallum PAUL CARLTON, captain of this year ' s Big Red rugged center of VMI ' s line started as first string last season ( 51) as a cadet lieutenant, as leader in the Corps as well as on the grid-iron teaniniates call him ' " Pop " —earned letters in track, hasehall, haskethall and foothall at Manlius Prep in Syracuse, from whence " the old inan ' hails anyone who has ever heard the great hull voice of Paul Carleton will never forget it. 19S2 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE VMI — 13 Wm. Mary — 34 VMI — Miami — 45 VMI — 28 Richmond — 14 VMI — 28 Fla. State — 7 VMI — 14 Virginia — 33 VMI — 20 Geo. Washington — 20 VMI — 14 Army — 42 VMI — 21 West Va. — 39 VMI — 20 Citadel — 19 VMI — 7 VPI — 26 TOM NII(;KM . Head Football Coach has coached both Air Force and civilian teams spent three years in high school coaching before taking over VMI ' s team in " 49 since 1950 he has also been VMFs Athletic Director great optimist sports rank on par with oxygen with him — endlessly working, he has made many improvements in the athletic equip- in e n t and facilities well-known throughout the Southern Conference highly respected really makes the hoys hustle, and hustle they do — though he leaves the Institute this year, VMI will never forget him. Herb Patchiii A wonder-worker in the training room. Among the best- known and most well-liked personalities on the Post. Finished up his 2.5th year as trainer and Head of the Dept. of Physical Education. A real asset to V. M. I. athletics. John McKeiina The big Irishman Starred at Villanova in ' 37. A recent new-comer to V. M. I. he is already a very popular man with the Corps. Will undoubtedly prove to be a great coach. Viiiee Ragunas Youngest man on the coaching staff. Played full-back here at V. M. I. in ' 46, ' 47, ' 48. Finishes his third year here with Nugent and Co. Coaches the backs and handles his job well. Clark King New at V. M. I., he replaces Bill O ' Hara who was end coach for Tom Nugent found he had to unlearn all he knew about the " T " formation to handle the new " I " formation, and has done a fine job valuable man on the coaching staff and popular with the players. -i Chnck Noe A stickler for conditioning and a hog for work, he is a small charge of dynamite for the basketball team handled many of the football scouting assignments an all-round athlete, he has taken over and done a fine job with the baseball team considered one of the finest young coaches in the State. Col. " Sam " Heflin V. M. I. ' s grand-dad of sports, he coaches football as well as wrestling gets right in and blocks and wrestles with his men, and he is still strong as an ox V. M. I. ' s top lineman in 191.5, he has been round the Institute since 1917 very often the final word on policy to be adopted by the coaches. % Byron and Ralph on the move against West Virginia Dave Fli ' tcher. manager V " Z TptJ Mnriani; but for an injury early in the season Mariani would hai ' e seen much action O ' Neil skirts VPVs Moody Chumhley connects and heads for pay-dirt ' ' U ' iUiW HIGHLIGHTS 1 — Murldy but huppy an the Uiti K( l ufsuiii r ' luinH th« Cudrl M niorhil trophy. 2 — Thr iMighly Moe 3 — Key figures seen at the V. P, I. Game. 4 — Nugent sends his ehargers into action. 5 — Keydets break Virginia ' s clean slate of unscored- upon victories. 6 — The Corps in review at the . P. I. Game. «|C Tommy Bonnett Big, rugged boy who anchored V. M. I. ' s line last year as a 2nd classman. 6 feel tall and 210 pounds, and likes it best when it gets rough. One of the State ' s best blockers and the fastest lineman on the squad. Bill Brehany Truly an outstanding passer and QB. A native of Ridgeley, W. Va., who masterminded V. M. I. ' s " I " , split and double-wing formations. Led conference in passing and named to several " all " teams. Ranked among top 10 passers of the country. Jim Byron A Donora, Pa., product who in one year of varsity competition established quite a record. Led the conference in several phases of the pass receiving game after having no pre ious experience at end. Gene Ciiry Outstanding on both defense and offense who believed in the game for the sport. A keen com- petitor in every respect he could be counted on for rugged line play when it counted. George Chumbley V. M. I. ' s fullback Mho was converted from his normal left half position. Was fast and elusive and hard to stop. Handled punting and kick-offs with ease. Also figured heavily in defensive backfield. Chuck Dininger Speed merchant from Frecport. Pa. An explosive runner who used his speed to advantage as a defensive back. Turned in several spectacular runs during his football career at V. M. L P Johnny Gilbert Ferocious tackier and outslaiidiiif; defensive fixture. This native of Glen Allen, Va., was one of V. M. l s toughest customers when it came to stopping a hall-carrier. ..i 5r- Jack Lanford Great, big fellow at 6 ' 2 " 225 lbs. Fast for his size. Played mostly defense but could also play offense when needed. Was as rough as he was big. Curly Powell Joseph Francis was quite a scat- back. Specialized in returning punts and kick-offs, was always dangerous when running from his right half position. Chippy Woods One of the smallest but fastest men on squad. Loves to hit, and always played " blood and guts " football. Played half-back and was hard to catch when he got clear. Ed Woy Big boy from Chattanooga. Well-coordinated quarter-back who could throw that football with the best of them. Used on both offense and defense and did both well. Warren Zeiders Ferocious lineman " The Bull. " Built like a tank and operates about as effectively. Real defensive rock, and another who likes it rough and rugged. m - JOE SILER CHARLIE BYRD 6E0R6E RAMER ' Bullet Bill " Brehany picks his war for a lO-yard gain agniiisl VPI VMI defense, in the thick of the fight, recovers a West Virginia fumble Ralph Lyons Jones Lavery Westfnll Morga BASKETBALL Co-Carilains Hill Ral,,h nnd Hurl Klina Chuck ! oe SCHEDULE V. M. I. — 66 George Washington — 87 V. M. I. — 61 Lynchburg College — 53 V. M. I. — 62 University of Virginia — 69 V. M. L 37 Maryland 34 V. M. L — 72 Roanoke College 66 V. M. L — 64 George Washington — 98 V. M. L— 62 North Carolina— 79 V. M. L — 78 University of Virginia — 89 V. M. L — 64 William and Mary— 88 V. M. L — 65 Richmond — 75 V. M. L— 55 Duke— 78 V. M. L— 58 North Carolina— 97 V. M. I. — 76 Hanipden-Sydnev — 46 V. M. I.— 69 Lynchburg College — 62 V. M. 1. — 54 William and Marv — 88 V. M. L— 73 Marshall College— 83 V. M. L— 63 W est Virginia— 98 West Virginia gatt V. M. L — 67 V. P. L — 83 V. M. I. — 11 Maryland— 67 V. M. L — 76 Richmond — 87 V. M. L — 74 Roanoke College — 77 V. M. I. — 70 West Virginia — 94 V. M. I.— 90 V. P. I.— 64 V. M. I. — 52 E. Tennessee Stale — 70 Silling: Vymoii. Unller. Wenlz. Ralph. Gibson. McKpniie. Ffncel Standing: Ciiry f manager). Dougherty. Mundy. Klinar. Tate. McDowell. Colwell. Coach ISoe Nyman Action at the VPl game Dougherty -t R )«. Ilopki,! . I)iin ,-l},. Taylor. (,„lla. Mi(rnry. Hallouin. r,ris. fnn,is •oiifl Ro«: S,,r„ ,.r. » hit,hur-t. forsylh, ingle, McLam, Jf illard. liourke. Tonkin, h rl,,, ird Kow: Ritchie, n arren, McCreeily. Pnckelte (manager). Conch Cormack. Burks (Manager) Robertson, McDonald. Dillard s y Higinbotham, CROSS-COUNTRY For the third lime in as many years the Cross- country team has Ijrought VMI a State Champion- ship. This Championship, as in the past, was gained through the hard work ol the runners, a good manager and most of all a diligent and hard- driving coaeh who is second to none. It was mainly Conch Cormnck nnd Cnplnln McLain through his excellent coaching and his love for the sport that we again had a winning team. Upon the return of the Corps in Septemher, the team went immediately to work. With our first meet not far off, the work was long and grueling, and many a runner could he heard complaining ahont that " ' slave-driving coach. " First, the course that the men had to run Mas along the Nile and up Hospital Hill, then it changed to the one through W L Campus and out past Liherty Hall. Next the team had to run the worst course of all: White ' s Farm, a track so hilly and uneven that it has bested more than one good runner. Though the feet got sore and the griping got loud, the team began to show signs of getting into shape. The first meet of the season rolled around all too early for the Harriers. A strong Richmond team defeated them 28-30 on the W. L. course. This was the second straight year that Richmond had romped over us early in the season, however, the men were determined to change this story in the forthcoming State and Conference meets. With another week of conditioning behind them, the team easily outran William and Mary 17-45 on a muddy, rain-soaked course at Wliile ' s Farm. McLain (captain), Forsyth, Tonkin and Fortin finished in the first four places with Anfjle, Bourke and Willard not far behind. The team showed a great imp o •enlent over the Richmond meet, and for the first time in the season showed their all-important depth in team strength. This strength prevailed ten days later when Virginia ' s Wahoos took a 25-35 loss with Fortin. Forsyth, McLain, Tonkin and Angle finishing in the first five places. Four days later found the team struggling under superior forces against Morgan- town, West Virginia, and losing 18-4.5. That same day Richmond won the AAU meet at Richmond, a meet we had won the previous year but were unable to attend this year because of earlier commitments. A four day road trip was next on the agenda, first to meet a powerful Davidson team then on to William and Mary for the Big Six Meet. At David- son the team again showed its winning ways and downed the Wildcats 22-35, with McLain, Forsyth and Fortin placing third and fourth closely followed by Angle, Tonkin and Whitehurst. Then came the Big Six Meet at Richmond. Richmond had upset us early in the season and they were favored to win; they had a goo l team but we were out to prove that we had a better one. That day a determined VMI team toed the line for the 4%- mile run round Lake Matoaka. Less than 27 minutes later we had proved our point — the championship was ours for the third year in a row. Two weeks later, on November 17th, the team was again in Richmond for the Southern Con- ference Meet. In a field of nearly a hundred runners the VMI team finished in the upper third. McLain, Forsyth and Fortin did exceptionally well, each of them winning a trophy. As a team VMI placed fourth behind such powerhouses as N. C. State and Maryland, but far ahead of such schools as Duke and Richmond. The season officially ended for us with the annual party at White ' s Farm, and for the first time in several months the team was able to forget training rules and enjoy themselves. However, there is a damper for all things, and when the teammates think of losing their three top men Forsyth, McLain and Fortin a lump forms and they wish them good luck in their future life, knowing that such team spirit as they showed cannot but bring them good fortune in the future. VMI ' S EIGHT TOP HEADLINERS II illard. ;.... rA, U, I. ,1111. Tonkin. Fortin, Angle if % mg fi V t k W ' -% ■ igm i INDOOR TRACK Last year a new track event was inaugurated at VMI; the VMI Winter Relays. Coach Waher Cormack was the initiator of this new event, and it is open to all colleges in this part of the country. The meet last year, the first of the series, was on a rather small scale, but this year some twelve colleges entered, making the Winter Relays one of the biggest sporting events at VMI. Co-Captains Spencer and Decker Cormack First Row: Kleiiipeler, Svendson, Dunselli, S « ' in rr. Act, Mi Lain, liourke. Taylor. Angle Second Row: Green, Cole, Tonkin. Higinbuthatn, McLrury, DilUird. Slri,ehmann, Hopkins, Menefee. Davi. Third Row: WiUon. Wiley. Brittigau. Puckette. Coach Cormack. Burks, Farmer, McCreedy. Harrison Not in Picture: Mapp. Shay. Laiery. Fortin, Mallo, R. Jones HIcLain and Forlin off in the State indo First Row: Fortin, Mtipp. Whitehurst. E. J. Robertson, J. W. Robertson, Freunil, Davis. While, McRee Second Row: Hill, Kane. Plunkett. Harrison. Bailer, Eley. Roach. McLain, Cole Third Row: Svendson, McKentie. Ahny, MaCee, Coach Corniack, Massie, Coach Conyne, Pucketle (manager), Spencer, Kleinpeter Fourth Row: Decker, Shay, Angle, Castles, Griffith, Barry, Stroehmann, Valentine, Tonkin OUTDOOR TRACK The 1952 Outdoor Track Team, led by Bill Massie, had a two-win and a four-loss season, Captain Massie being undefeated in his event throughout the season. During the season, the team met six opponents. The first of these was William and Mary, and V. M. I. won by a runaway score of 110 to 21. In this meet V. M. I. took thirteen first places in the following events: 100 yd. and 220 yd. sprints (Decker), 880 yd. run (Angle), mile run (Massie), two-mile run (tie between McLain and Fortin), high and low hurdles and broad jump (Mapp), high jump, pole vault and javelin (Barry), discus and shot-put (Bird). The second meet was with University of North Carolina on a cold, rainy day, and Carolina took the field from the V. M. I. runners by a score of 89 to 42. At this meet V. M. I. was minus two first string performers, but Mapp, Angle and Massie carried the burden, winning in their specialties. Captain Massie and Coach Corniack Next came the meet with University of West Virginia in which V.M.I. was minus Berry, Birge and Decker, West Vir- ginia Mon the meet by a score of 67-1 3 to 54- 2 3. In this encounter Mapp was the high scorer of both teams, collecting a total of 22 points. He won the 100 yd. dash, the high and low hurdles, the broad jump, and took a second in the high jump. thf 100 in the Southern Conference Massie won the mile and the half-mile, Angle tak- ing second in the half- mile. Following the West Virginia meet V. M. I. played host to its arch-rival V. P. I. The meet was won by V. P. I. by a score of 73 to 58. Winners for V. M. I. were Mapp (low hurdles). Angle (880 yd. run), Massie (mile run) and Decker (100 yd. dash). Next Klein peter Spencer V. M. I. clashed with the Univ« rssily of Richinond, running away with the meet hy a score of 102 to 29. Decker took the 100 and the 220, getting his fastest time of the season in the 100. Mapp won the higli and low liurdles, Angle took the quarter- mile, Massie continued his stride in the mile and a newcomer, Griffith, took the half-mile. The meet with the University of Virginia ended with a loss for V. M. I., the score being 66-1 6 to 64-5 6. Though the score was close the Keydets made their poorest showing, being without some of their best men. In this meet Decker took the 220, Mapp won the high hur lles. Angle the half-mile, Massie the mile, and Shay the qnarter-mile. The mile-relay was won by the V. M. I. team. On a cold, wet day in May, V. M. I. again played host, this Angle finishes in a close third in the Southern Conference Decker and Mapi) lake JirsI and second time to the six top teams in the State in the Big Six Meet. Be- cause of a decision of the two-mile run, V. M. I. took second place by a slim margin of 2-12 points. The V. M. I. State champions were Angle (880), Massie (mile), and Mapp (high and low hurdles.) The climax of the season came in the Southern Conference Meet at Chapel Hill, N. C, where V. M. 1. came away with one conference champion and a fifth place in the entire meet. Captain Bill Massie took second in the mile; Angle took third in the 880 with a time of 1 :54.7 in a photo finish; Mapp took second in the low hurdles and third in the highs; Decker be- came our conference champion with a first in the 100 yd. dash. This was the first time in 17 years that a V. M. I. man won this event. . -■;• «■ 5n --fSW " ? First Row: Sherry; . Sanguinis Eiving Yates, Gray Second Row: Crocket Ralph, Ranier. Besch Rossi, Woolwine, Thomas Third Row: Cury (manager). Coach Saunders, Brehany, Powell, Chuinbley, Petree, Morris, Coach Ragunas Fourth Row: Candle (manager) BASEBALL Captain Blair Thomas George Chiiiiibley Is the V. M. I. money player who comes up with the hase knocks when ihe pressure is on a veteran second baseman and shortstop, he won ' t let many halls go through him has a powerful arm to hack up his liehling ability. Bill Brehaney Captain of the 1953 teani — one of the top V. M. I. pitchers, he is known also as a consistent hitter his team spirit makes him a perfect leader for V. M. I. ' s baseball rejuvenation season. Curley Powell Is a fixture in the V. M. I. outer gardens where he has roamed for two years — his speed on the bases makes him a dangerous man for the opposition and enables him to be under most of the balls hit his way out in center field. p f k- Jack Sanguini First made the team in his third class year— —looms as a potential All-State second baseman a long hitter, he was one of the Keydets leading batters last vear. Bill Ralph Moved from the first base sack to the pitcher ' s mound last year the big Indianan had a I)it of trouble hitting the ball last season, hut more than made up for it in some fine tossing Bill will l)e around this year to play first or to pitch, wherever he is needed most, and he can be counted upon to deliver the goods. George Raiiier Is one of the best catchers to show himself round V. I. I. in some time a big man behind the plate, he is just as big when he stands up to bat a second string All-Stater last year, George has another big year to look forward to after this one. GOLF IPLj W.S A, Kneeling: Griffith, Moreman. Holers. Bryan. Kearriey. Drake Standing: Yerger, Leiois, Cee, Moss. Tinims. Bancroft. Gillespie. Hickey TENNIS Kneeling: Berry. Dale. Drennen. 11 itt. Tlionipson. Peters Standing: Grine. McCloskey. Bleeker. Rogers. Bourke. Skeene. W ell ford (manager) First Row: Thompson, Kaaa, Taferner Coach Conyne, Johnston. White. Hoyt Second Row: Witt. Waring. Prizzi. Cofer. Moss. Stanley. Peniston. Lamb Third Row: P. H. Lamb (manager) Ridgeley, Sutherlaufl. Hart Johnson. Brophy Jackson, Thompson, Lan hammer, Mitchell (manager) SWIMMING SCHEDULE V. M. I. — 36 University of North Carolina — 47 V. M, I. — 50 University of South Carolina — 34 V. M. I. — 51 Citadel — 32 V. M. I. — 39 Duke 45 V. M. I. — 53 William and Mary — 31 V. M. I.— 52 V. P. I.— 32 V. M. I. 47 University of Virginia 40 Captain Johnston and Coach Conyne Knapp Again tliis season V. M. I s State Champion- ship Swimming team vas ahle to retain its title by winning its second consecutive State meet. The Keydet tankmen, with the able coaching of Al Conyne, were successful in outswimming all opponents except two. This record is one of the best ever established in the swimming history of the Institute. The team found a lough schedule facing them this season. This schedule found V. M. I. participating in dual meets with Uni- versity of North Carolina, University of South Carolina, Duke, The Citadel, William and Mary, V. P. I., and the University of Virginia. The climax of the season came at the State meet when the finmen from the Institute walked off with many individual honors as well as the State title. The season ended with the team taking part in the Southern Confer- ence meet. A fine showing was made in this meet and V. M. I. was able to take home its share of honors. The Keydets opened the season against a powerful U. N. C. team. Even against this overjiowcring force the team showed a great deal of spirit and a lot of hard fight. The next meet against Duke resulted in heart- break when the meet was lost on a rlisquali- fication in the last relay. The tankmen then overpowered the Citadel, South Carolina and Ridgeler comes out of a half-gainer Hoyt. rh,„ups„„. Iliiri. Johnston Johnston Taferner Boxley William and Mary. V. P. I. next fell in the wake of the Keydet tide. Perhaps the next meet with U. Va., always a hig rival, proved to be the most exciting of the season. V. M. I. came from behind and won the meet in the last relay. The season concluded with the State and Conference meets. Outstanding performers on this year ' s team were Captain Harry Johnston, Richard Taferner, Dick Hoyt, winner of the Rat swimming trophy, and Frank Boxley. These men were the main- stays of the team. Johnston was able to set a new record in the 200 yard backstroke and copped many honors for himself as well as the team. Other stellar performances were turned in by free-stylers Taferner and Hoyt. Hoyt, a fourth classman, proved to be the team ' s hidden power and will be of great value to the team in seasons to come. Thus with a successful season, a State championship and a good showing in the Southern Conference, Coach Conyne again demonstrated his ability to produce a top- notch swimming team. Taferner Langhainnter, Brophy. Jackson Stanley, Penhton. Johnson lir»l Row: Moore. Thornton, Wheeler. Berry, Brown. Koberlson, Barclay Second Row: Claus (manager). Skinner. ! oivitsky. Triimbo. Stewart. French. Emerson. Coach Cuplon Third Row: Mariani, Massie. Cheatham, Stevenson, Carter, Anderson, Diamondidis (manager) WRESTLING SCHEDILE VMI Davidson VMI Emory VMI Auburn VMI West Virginia VMI N. C. State VMI VPI VMI Maryland VMI Virginia VMI Duke VMI North Carolina Captain EDGAR BROWN and Coach OSCAR GUP- TON. With Ed leading the team and " Gup, " now in his second year here, coaching it, we have a fine combination and can expect much from them. HAROLD CLAUS, manager. In- juries early in his wrestling days cut short a promising record, but Hal nurses his boys along just the same. THE WRESTLING SCENE ■■- «fejl As the 1951-52 season ended, the wrestlhij; future of VMI shone hrightly. The team, on the huihl, had functione l far better than had been expected. It appeared that Maryland ' s supremacy might be strongly challenged this year. One champion, two third place men and one fourth place man (Ed Brown, Walt Sanders, Ted Mariani, and Miles Nowitsky) formed a solid core round which to fashion the team. There were also many others whose hard work in gaining much-needed experience and whose strong desire to win made them valuable cogs in the grappling machine. It was not in the cards, however, for this group of men to take to the mat as a unit at full strength. Even before the season opened Mariani suffered a neck injury that made it impossible for him to compete for the duration of the season. Shortly after the Christmas holidays, Sanders, who had three falls to his credit, was the victim of a freak accident in practice that put him out of commission for the remainder of the season with a leg fracture. After these disasters set the pace, the influenza epidemic and various other injuries stepped in to weaken the entire squad and sideline more talent. The wrestlers who filled the gaps worked long and hard, but their inexperience proved too much of an obstacle to bring the team up to its original power. Jock Wheeler, who was counted out with an injury late in the season, did a grand job of wrestling against opponents of greater experience in most of the meets. Bill Berry, Buck Anderson and Troy Carter also turned in good accounts in the face of some of the roughest contests. Despite the heavy loss of key men, and the consequent decline of team strength, the grapplers suffered only one bad defeat and that was to the conference champion. The other meets were about evenly matched. Credit is due to the team as a whole, for the substitution of spirit in lieu of experience makes a long hard road to travel. Brown Berry NowilKky J J Jpjf Robertson headed for a pin against VPl Action against A. (,. State IT A HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY (?) The insidious Doctor Ali (Khat) Khurhi is ap- prehended in his moun- tain citadel in Hootin ' Owl Hollow bv F. B. I. agents 1 and 2. This is the first full face photogi-aph of the mad Doctor and was obtained as he tried to dodge the wrong camera (a dummy). It was suspected at the time that Ali (alias Bog) knew full well that his freedom was secure. Khurhi was first suspected when alert government agents Kneeniyer and Hatchet discovered his illegal entry into the country. Further investigation revealed his startling tie-up of the nation ' s basic natural and financial resources! With his lawyers Lee Gul ' it and with Israeli competi- tor Alfonsus Kostello Schriker, Khurhi prepares his de- fense. Schriker has come to this meeting for fear of his business interests, as is evident by his contorted face. This is a seldom seen policy-making picture with Schriker making the usual fight for rights. The ice cream and sandwich industries are concerned. Later, a jury of sternly efficient fellow citizens arrived from Lower Tia Juana to hear the case. It is composed of: KHVRHI JS n HlShlCI) I ' 1ST • il)ET ' I ' HOTO ;R4PHER TO TRIAL " Argentine Ben " White (Confidence) Frenchy D. Deel ( " Trigger " " man) ' ■■Risky " Artz (Postcards) " Koke " Kallelis (Prescription Medicine) and a fifth man known as " Slick " (Occupation Unknown). (Note: At this time, the man known as " Risky " was sus- pected of Communistic, Fascistic, and Anarchistic leanings, for the dark glasses and the " Camel " — a worker ' s ciga- rette.) The Doctor pleads for Big Business (and for himself) before an unbiased and disinterested Council. The man in the dark glasses was accepted only because of the insistent demands of A. Schriker. Then the unbiased people ' s jury filed out of the courtroom and was about to find Khurhi guilty only of certain charges. Big Business is seen triumphing in the hands of the shady juror. We must not for a moment think that these men are to be TALKS CASE OVER WITH LAWYER JVRY IS PICKED moved hy bribes. The transaction sliown in the picture is simply an after- noon " numbers " pay-off. The jury then delilter- ated M-hile the nation anxiously awaited the ver- dict. The case had turned out to have tlie finance of the nation at stake. If Khurhi was found guilty, the end of Big Business was near. In the accom- panying picture, which was taken from a camera concealed in a corkscrew, our suspicions of the " ' Piidv " juror were con- firmed. Notice that he is fingering number 1 red and is separate from the unbiased people ' s jury. He is obviously con- cerned with his own in- terests. P.4! EL OF EXPERTS HEAR KHVRHl PLEAD HIS CASE WIT PLEADS CASE DURING RECESS JURY m HEATED DEBATE ALI IS CONFIDENT The council found, to the relief of Big Business, that control of the nation ' s Lumber, Diamond, Food, Meatpacking, Coal, Textile, Oil, Steel, Gold and Silver, Agriculture, Transportation, Motion Picture, Ice Cream, and Sandwich industries did not necessarily imply monopoly or the intent to monopolize. However, as the government needed coffee money until March fifteenth, Khurhi was fined 1 National Debt, plus costs (which, as the Debating Jury picture will show, were consider- able). After payment of the National Debt (at a somewhat high interest) the jury naturallv released Khurhi and returned to the jury room for nightcaps. At this deliberation, it was found that Schrickteak was in connection with a certain F. R. P. Latrel syndicate and was in court for the sole and scurrilous purpose of inducing the man in the dark glasses to bring in a guilty sentence. 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