Virginia Military Institute - Bomb Yearbook (Lexington, VA)

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fl- ■i% r vS %a vl .■!:..■ -1 L .fe l ' li . L ' It ' i, .. i.r ry -k,:_ V I SPENCER TUCKER, £, V o;- WILLIAM TRAYLOR, B j ;;ejj Manager . . rrr 1. HIS edition of the Bomb marks the 7.5th anniversary of tlie pubHcation. It is the oldest college annual in the South, and in a way tlie prestige that it carries is symbolic of the prestige of the school it represents. VMI men have risen to prominent heights in every imaginable field of endeavor, and although VMI was originally an engineering school, the Institute now displays some of the best liberal arts departments in the state. VMI has graduated the best (if civil leaders an l the military accomplishments of her graduates are not to be (iverlcicikrd. Ilundrnls of X ' Sll men have ilicd for their country in all the wars and national conflicts since 1839. During World War II VMI men served in the offices of Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and there were more than sixty men of general and flag rank in the armed services who graduated from the Institute. ' MI is the only school in the country permitted to display a battle streamer on iur flag. The Corps of Cadets participated in the Battle of New Market and ])layed a decisive role in the defeat of the northern forces under command of General Siegel on 1,5 May 1864. Similarly, it is the little traditions and practices that make VMI outstanding. She lists among her graduates such men as General of the Army George C. Marshall, a military leader who received the Nobel Prize for Peace. In a way, he is representative of the type of man V]MI produces, a man capable of succeeding not only in the military but in civilian life as well, a man with a high sense of honor and firm character, well rounded in many things, but above all with a high sense of duty to his country. The alumni of VJNII have good reason to be proud of their school, and good reason to back her loyally as they watch her growth, knowing that she will con- tinue to make notable contributions to a free society. JOHN McKENNA Head Football Coach CfKicli McKii.iia pivs.MiLs 111,, first l)r trophy— The Footl all Award r,f I John Kngels. The sevenly-fiflh (. ' dilion of llic VMI is dedicuU-d to thu ' M1. coaching sLafV in all sports, and in particular to Coach John JNIcKenna, V ' MI ' s head football coach. It is liighly praiseworthy that VMI coaches have been able to field the excellent teams that have won consistently in past competition. With but a small scholarship program in athletics and a student body of less than a thousand cadets to draw from, the records of all " MI athletic teams have been outstanding. Coach McKenna ' s background includes Ail-American mention as a center on Vi lla- nova ' s unscored-upon 1937 football team (he graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy in 1938), Naval air service, a stint at Malvern Prep in Philadelphia, and a tour as assistant coach at Villanova and Loyola of Los Angeles. He served as line coach for VMI in 19.5 ' -2 and was the unanimous choice for the head coaching position in 1953. He has done very well with VMI athletics, coming at a time when subsidized football had reached a very low ebb with scandals in a number of schools. Itdvcnna succeeded in raising the standards of football and the prestige of collegiate athletics in the state. In his first season as head coach, VMI won the Big Six championship. In the 1957 season the team went undefeated to win the Southern Conference as well as the Big Six crown, and Coach John McKenna was named the Southern Conference Coach of the Year. This year ' s " Big Red " extended the winning streak to eighteen games. A gentleman and a leader of young men, Coach McKenna has won the friendshi]) of all those with whom he has come in contact, and the respect of his players with his thorough- ness and strict discipline, and the admiration of fans and sports writers throughout Virginia. McKenna follows a simple — if not easy — rule of trying to instill in the players ' minds the feeling that each game is an entity in itself, and that what has gone on before or may be coming in the next weeks has nothing to do with the game at hand. Coach McKenna deals in two commodities — fundamentals and facts. On the foot- ball field at practice, it is the former. At the banquet table, it is the latter. McKenua ' s attributes as a speaker and as a VMI ambassador make him an excellent advertisement for ' MI and athletics in general. His modesty, sincerity; and flow of words at the speaker ' s rostrum would do credit to a college president. Newspaper columnists have called Coach McKenna " an articulate and entertaining speaker, " " ... a spirited competitor, a deep thinker who doesn ' t speak unless he has something to say . . . . " The Corps is extremely proud to have been associated with this extraordinary gentle- man and coach. The dedication of this seventy-fifth edition of the Bomb is but a small measure of the esteem with which he and all the coaching staff ' are held by the Corps, the Institute, and the Alumni. ASSES THE ATHLETICS Established in 1839, VMI was one of the first military colleges in the United States, and since that time has enjoyed a position of leadership among schools of that tyi)e through the country and the world. Xot only have distinguished military leaders at home and abroad served with honor, but ninety per cent of VMI ' s graduates enter civilian life where they have left outstanding records of success. The aims of the Institute have remained unchanged through the 120 years of its existence. The production of citizen soldiers remains i)uniniount. The VMI man has always served his country well in peace as well as in war. 2l!!! rf-yT " ' f ' «.u j I ] I j I i MAJOR GENERAL AYILLIAINI HAjNIMOxND MILTON, JR. Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute I.T. (ilONKI! U, Cll Mll.KS K. KlLHIUI SiiiieriiiU-iiilei(l Emeritus Thk lIoNomiii.K.I. r.iNii.sw Ai.Mi.M), .In. .M .ii.i; (Iknkihi. Hi, ihkii .1. .M i uflhcCmmuiuirallh „( V. I ' urmir Sinicrinlenilenl BOARD OF VISITORS Scaled. Left In Rlqht: Hon. S. S. IIiit. ' .r, Iuj. Gm. W. r. Stokes .Jr., Hon. H. X. tlcBull.s Mmj. Gon. W. H, Millon. Jr., Hon. (;. H. Miller, Jr. Standing: Col. J. H. Ebeling, Hon. E. T. Gray, Col. M. F. Ncal, Hon. K. Pcndlotoii. Hon. E. H. Onid, Hon. J. S. Liiwson. Hon. R. . . West, Hon. S. G. Olsson, Maj. Gen. S. Crump .Vo( Pictured: Dr. D. Y. Pnscliall STAFF a M 3kig. Gen. Llovd -I. Damdson Dean of the Fanilli ( f)L T ( liTEIf HaiXES ( H VliTHl k M Lips omb. .Jh. Business Eunillir Officer Ktgislrar Col. BYouhnoy H. Baiiksdale Capt. Joseph C. Pearce Military Exenitirc Officer Band Director M J. R. M RLO H RPER ( ' PT WiLLIW I. (iK MiE L A ililant Treasurer J ' nnhasm, Dffutr Mil. Robert W. Jeffrey Director of PiMic Relations Col. J. Harhv Kbeling PRESTON LIBRARY The library is the heart of an (■(lucatiiiiial iiislitulion and at ySll is appropriately a memorial to Colonel John Thomas Lewis Preston, the original champion of the founding of the Virginia Military Institute. It is Colonel I ' reston who is generally credited with conceiving the idea of ' .MI and who gave the institution its name: " Virginia — a state institution, neither sectional nor denominational. [Military — its characteristic feature. Institute — something different from either college or university. The three elements thus indicated are the basis of a triangular pyramid, of which the three sides will preserve their mutual relation to whatever height the structure might rise. " ARMY I Standing, Left to Right: M Sgt. Collins, M Sgt. Gould, SFC Mason, SFC Shepherd, Lt. Col. Maiizolil •Capt. Murphy, M Sgt. McClintock, Maj. Nelson, SFC Tolle, Maj. Murphy, SFC Michael ( ' apt. Kelsey, : I Sgt. Smith. Col. .Johns, R. ,.ECOGNIZED by the Department of the Army as a leader among military colleges, the Virginia Military Institute offers a unique and varied military program to its students. All cadets become potential officers, enrolled in the Reserve Officer Training Corps, in their fourth class year. Learning basic fundamentals of the military during their year, cadets elect their particular branch of the Armed Forces at the beginning of their second year, Armor, Artillery, or Infantry being offered. During the second and third years, the cadets ejiter an intensive study of the science and tactics of their particular branch and attend a summer camp of six weeks duration at the end of their second class year. At summer camp, they put to practice the vital information learned in the VMI Military Science Department. The constant high standing of cadets at camp demonstrates the rxccllence of their instruction at the Institute. I{( ciiniiition of over-all excellence in the military is given those (•.■hI( !■- h meet the requirements by designating them Distinguished Milil.iiy Sludents. Cadets owning this honor are offered Regular Army commissions. All cailcls. however, receive Reserve conmiissions upon graduation. In keeping with modern military concepts, the Military Science Department is constantly striving to make realism, in both class- room and field, a steady factor. Proof of this high standard of instruction may be seen in the records that VMI Regidar or Reserve officers ha c mainlaineil Ihrnunh the ye.-ir.s. AIR FORCE T, HE Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps is a vital element in tlie nation ' s atomic age. Tlirougli tliis program, tlie most select men are graduated into the most strategic positions of air offense and defense. At VMI, tlie fourth classman selects Air Force ROTC because he has a desire to fly. He is soon, however, made aware that the unicjue position of the Air Force in world afl airs requires a great number of eomix ' tent men in non-flying positions. Research, develop- ment, wcatlu-r, )])erations, and administration are but a few of the highly important positions open to the career man in the Air Force. At VMI, the Department of the Air Force has begun the Flight Indoctrination Program for all first classmen who are qualified to fly. This program follows a four week tour of duty at siuiimer cainp where all . ir Force ROTC cadets of the second class are instructed in Air Force operations. During the first two years of AFHOTC, the cadets are acquainted with the organization and mission of the Air Force in United States and world affairs. During the second class year, the cadets learn more specific operations of Air Force units and follow this instruction with practical application at summer camp. The first class year is spent in dealing with problems of world tensions, geopolitics, and international relations. The missi in of the Department of Air Science at VMI, therefore, is to instill within its AP ' HOTC cadets an overall conception of air power and purpose with as much practical application as possible. As the test of greatness always results in performance. Air Force officers graduated from the VMI program are the standards for measurement. LlEUTE.V P, N ' T CoLOXEL 1 .fessnr of Ai Seated: Maj, Ree -es, Col. Carroll, Maj. Hun Standing: Mr. Arnold, Mr. Ridley DEPARTMENT BIOLOGY OF Wi ITIIIX Uu ' fraiiK ' work of a cultural background, the " pre- niedical curriculum " of VMI is designed to give its students the necessary preparation to enter any medical school as well as a background for entering the fields of teaching, public health and industry. Fnlly meeting the standards prescribed by the As- sociation of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association, the Department of Biology ably recognizes the value of preparing its students. With complete awareness of the dangers of narrow specialization, the curriculum offers a liberal education with concentration in those sciences appropriate to a biological objective. Thus, the bachelor of arts rather than the bacheloi- of science degree is awarded to successful graduates. Colon Ki, Cmil ' mll Bead, Departmail uf Lliul,, . ' Seated: Col. Ritehey, Col. German, Col. Smart, Lt. Col. Wise Standing: Mr. Dangler, Lt. Col. Pickral, ' 2nd Lt. Corr, Mr. Borders, ' 2nd Lt. He •2n(l Ll. Sink, 1st Lt. Newr DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY Ti HE curriculum in chemistry, approved by the American Chemical Society, is designed to prepare students for graduate work in chemistry as well as to enable them to fill positions in the chemical industry after graduation. The VMI chemist is prepared to enter the fields of development, research, production, sales and personnel. The fundamentals of chemistry, mathematics and physics are combined with work in the humanities in order to give the chemistry major a balanced educational experience. Colonel Geijm.vx Ileud, Department of Chemistry 6iata Lt Col MtDoiiuugh, tol Maim, Col. Moryaii Standing Ma] Gillespie, Ma] Bov er, 1st Lt. Jamison, Not Pictured: Lt. Col. Dobyiis, Mr. Clark lid Lt. . rtlnir, Capt. Patrick, Maj. Ilartis, Li.i. Crim, iiid Lt. DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING i .PPR0V?2D by the Engineers " Council for Professional Development, the Civil Engineering curriculum of VMI provides a backgroimd of basic sciences, applied engineering subjects, and a number of well distributed cultural subjects for its students. With this background, the graduate engineer may rise to a career in many diversified fields of engineering. With the distinction of being the oldest of the engineering ]irofessions, VMI ' s department is also the newest in that it is ec(uipped with the most modern laboratories for student use. The VMI student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engi- neers has received the Certificate of Commendation of the ASCE twentv-one times. Colo . EL Mokg. n Head, Department of Civil Engineering S,;il,,l: l,t. ( ' (,1. Xichols, Col. Ja Sldniliii! : Mr. Tucker, 1st Lt. Sclr DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING I BROAD kiiowk ' dge of fuiKlunifulal engineering principles with particular stress on electrical engineering subjects is embodied in the electrical engineering curriculum. The graduate of the program, therefore, has a wide range of choice in engineering and related fields. Research, development, design, management, and sales of equipment applied to power, control, electronics, and communication are within the grasp of the VMI electrical engineer. Graduates of the program are equijipt ' d with the necessary background for graduate work. The curriculum, approved by the Engineers ' Council for Pro- fessional Development, is prevented from being too rigidly con- cerned with technical studies by re(|uiring the students to study humanistic and social subjects. Thus, the balance is preserved. Colonel Jamison Head, Department of Electrical Engineerin Seated: C»l. Tutwiler, Col. Dilliird, Lt. Col. Hclig Standing: Mr. Proctor, Capt. Pearce, Mr. Ford, Mr Turner, Ma.i. Gentry, Maj. Byers, Maj. Not Pictured: Lt. Col. Roth, Maj. Pence, Mr. Truesdale DEPARTMENT ENGLISH OF R, .ECOGNIZING the need for an ability to understand and .solve the probleni.s in which human beings are involved, the English major curriculum rec|uires a foundation in the natural sciences, the core of humanistic learning in literature, foreign languages, and the arts recjuired of civilized society. With this ])reparation, the graduate English major may present himself in the fields of business, journalism, diplomatic service, and the armed forces. He is also cjualified to enter graduate schools of law, fine arts, teaching, and literary or professional writing schools. ( ' iiLU.NEL DlLLAlU) Head, Department of English ,SV« i. II ((.1 Diuiiiiij, ( ol Bniok,, Col. FulliT, Lt. Col. Morrisnii StandniQ Mr right, Maj Gilliam, Maj. Goolrick, Mr. Conner, Mr. Thompson Not Pictured Maj Wilson, Maj Hunter DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ECONOMICS Ti HE cailft who graduates from the history curriculum is a man educated in the responsibilities of citizenship and not a narrow specialist in the field of history. Consequently, he is prepared to enter any occupation where a mastery of issues and affairs is required. By the same token, he has met the require- ments which will enable him to enter sradnate schools of law and business administration. ' I ' he understanding of dcvelopmcnis is stressed in the history curriculum rather than ])ure memori ation of facts. For this reason, the student is able to understand and ajijireciate the fields where human beings work together. CuLO.NEL FCLLEU Head, Department of History Left In liiyhl DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES kjPANISII, French, Gel ' iiian, and elcuientary Hussian are the languages offered to cadets who are majoring in the liberal arts. Cadets in the History and English currieulums are required to take four years of the language of their choice while cadets in the Biology curriculum are rc(|uireil to take two years of language. Beginning with elements of basic grammar and speech, the cadets advance to an analysis of literary currents and movements in their particular language during their last two years. An under- standing of the peo])le and their country is thus developed and the liberal artist adds to his store of knowledge as well as forming a ] ractical background should he enter the field of international relations. Colonel Millner ad. Department of Modern Languages Seated Cul B rne, Cul. I ' uidic, Col. Knox Standing Col As, Mr. Keel ' e, 1st Lt. McCrary, Mr. Pa Not Pictured: Mr. Chan sh, Maj. Clark, Maj. .Martin, Maj. SaundcT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS T wo curricula in Mathematics which lead to a bachelor ' s degree are offered to cadets. A general liberal arts curriculum in lathematics designed for the cadet who is more interested in the liberal arts and sciences leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree. On the other hand, the Bachelor of Science degree, stressing the laboratory application of mathematics, is offered to other interested cadets. Both degrees are designed to prepare the student for graduate work in mathematics or for immediate employ- ment in the fields of scientific research, industrial management and research, and work in -Mrious government agencies. COLO.XEL BvnxE Head, Department nf Malhematii ..:- »J SilW|fy,?tL; .fc .Snitcl: (apt. liriUin;ni, Lt. Col. TayU.r, C ' apt. Tate Stu)i,liii,j: Mr. Hcatli, Mr. Agnor, Mr. Sturges DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING VV IIILE the Mechanical Engineering Department doe.s not offer a degree, its function i.s extremely important as it pertains to the departments of Physics, Civil Engineering, Mathematics, and Chemistry. Physicists are taught Thermod. ' namics in this de- ]jartment, and Civil Engineers, Mathematicians, and Chemists are taught Mechanical Engineering Drawing. The courses taught in this depirtment are fundamrnlal in their scope, ab.solutely vital to an understanding of the more specialized subjects which come later. Thus, the department is by nature one presenting service courses, individual, and at the same time, related to other cle[)artments. LiEiTEXANT Colonel T.vylor Head, Department nf Mcehanieal Engineering esq pq p=l |E=3 (BBS, { " Tft i --l X % ' l %i V ■■■■ ■)m ' ' M ' ' ' ' ' Seated: Col. Foster, Col. Heflin, Col. Weaver Standing: 2nd Lt. Hickerson, Mr. Minnix, Col. Newman, Maj. Carpenter, Mr. Jones, Capt. Sander DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS B. ► UOAD scientific training i.s the keystone of the Physics curi ' icuhim. Intensive training and study in the fields of classical and modern physics and mathematics, as well as cultural and non-technical study, mark the course. Thus, not the least important are those non-technical courses which serve to guard against the limiteil ])(iinl of -ie v jiresent in a purely scientific pur.suit. Physicists today are employed in both private and government industry in the areas of research, development, and design. The Physics curriculum at " S ' MI enables cadets to move into these positions with maxinuim jjreijaration as well as to form a back- ground for graduate work in Phvsics. CoLiiXEL IIeFI.IX Head, Dcimrlmeut of I ' hi s. While cadets are subject to Institute regulations devised to maintain military discipline and procedure, a deep-rooted tradition at VMI is the system of cadet self-government that supplements the Institute ' s con- trols within the Corps. The three main facets of control within the Corps are to be found in the General Committee, the Honor Court, and the Cadet Regiment. The Rat year and the winning of class privileges instill a sense of firm-rooted class spirit into each VMI class that attends the Institute. The Corps has always been the same in spirit. The VMI Corps of Cadets believes itself second to none in the world, and they are rightly proud of the tradition and fame they are heir to. COLOXEL GlOVEU S. Joll. Commandant of Cadets Maj. S. S. Gillespie Assifitant Co mm and ant Capt. S. C. Ha inns Assistant Commandant Mu. 11. L. Nuc ' KOLs Commandants Clerk TACTICAL STAFF Sealed: Col. Johns. Standing, Left hi Highl: Capt. Barnes, Capt. Pearlstine, Capt. Guzman, Maj. Muipliy, Capt. Patrick, Capt. I!ritti;, ' an, Capt. Kelsey, Capt. Harris, Lt. Newman, Capt. Blake, Lt. JMcCrary, Lt. Jamison, Lt. Sclnvan R IMEjrrAL COM] ?s[DER HOWARD B. SPRINKLE 1!. II. KniiK-Kiiy, S-1 J. J. MmsoUI, s-a I.. A. Kiiuiicr, S-1 J. H. Tumlinson Sergeant-Major J. H. Jarrctt lifgiiucnfa! Siijiph Sergeant J. G. Goodwillie Color Sergeant T. F. Thompsim Color Sergeant ' " Frederick B. Cavaii:iuf;h, .Ir. Raitalinii Commander FIRST BATTALION STAFF M. A. H. rimitli, S-1 .1. A. Gariiett, S-;S V. B. Kessler, Jr., S-4 APPOINTMENTS IN REGIMENT OF CADETS ..r CM.Irls, lu-l-.-l. r..rv ill cllVrl II) .luilr I!).jS, Milil «illi ichili ,i.k.-.l. k iinil : 1. All appointments of otHcors aiid non-conirnissioiicd otlici-rs in llic lil■ ' inu■l ' 2. Tile following appointments in tlie Regiment of Cadets, elfccti ( ' Tncsd;! shown are announced: TO HK CADKT CAPTAIN ' S 1 Sprinkle, II. H., Hen mental Cnmmumh-r S Irons, H. I,., C.nimimdcr, CnmiMiii C ■ CavananKh. K. B., Cnmmamler, First Hallaliun !) Kramer, I-. A., lieijiiiiniliil S„ pplii Officer (.S-, ' ,) ;i Tonipson. J. C, Cmnmamler, Sn-nml llallalion 10 Monroe, J. T., Cammniiiler. ISri niienlcl llami 4 Kornegav, B. II., ReijimcntuI Adjulunt (S-1) 11 Adams, S. P. Commamler. Ciuni.iiiui I) 5 MaeWillie. D. M., Cunninniiler, Cmpa,,, E V Bretli, F. J., Commamler, C„mi„i„i, A 6 Massotti, J. J., ReqimentuI Plans anil Training Officer (S-S) l:i ' ermillion, J. G., CnmmaniUr. ComiMn, I! 7 Roberts, C. W., Commander. Com pan,, F Kessler, W. B., S-4, First Haliulion Eger, R. E., S-i, SecomI Haltalion Orrison. C. R., Companij C Smith, M. A. H., S-1, First Battalion Gapenski, L. C, S-S, Second Battalion Loop, N. E., Company E Haines, R. G., Compani F TO BE CADET FIRST LIICfTENANTS 8 Ruffin, W. N., Compan, F 9 Grayson, E. H., S-1, Second Hatlalinn 10 Garnett, J. A., S-S, First Haltalion U Walker, D. T., Comjian,, A 1 ' 2 Wood, J. L., Compani, 11 13 Bingham, R. D., Band Com irnnj TO BE CADI r Xoves, R. L., D S Chew. R. C, Band Woodman, J. B., F II White, F. H., D Phillips, J. A., Band 10 Tale, .1. T., E Sommers, R. A., E 11 Blakemore, V. A., C Keiser, G. W., B Vl Fall, E. L., B Blaiicliard, SI. F., .1 13 Sewell, S. H., A Drake, W. S., C 14 iMaupin, M. W., F KC()XI) IdKCTEXAXTS 1.-, (leis, R. W., Band l(i Heller, 1). J.. D 17 -MaoGregor, H. G., E 18 Coniglio, B. L., C 11) Strunk, J. R., B H) Johnson, P. T., A il Nebraska, W. T., F i-l Re -es. A., .1 ' 23 Pate, C. H., E ■1 1 ' arg()sko, M. A., C ■ r, Engels, J. L., B ■20 Bishop, A. O., .1 27 Thomas, H. E., F TO BE CADET REGBIEXT.VL SERGEANT JIA.JOR Tumlin.snn, .1. II. TO BE CADET REGIMENTAL SUPPLY SERGEAXT Jarrett, J. H. 1 Smith, J. A., .4 ■2 Royster, D. T., B 1 Huggins, W. F., B 1 Messner, D. O., D 1 Williams, M. B., 2 Sauder, R. L., E 3 Pettyjohn, D. R., C 4 Spivev, D. P.. B 5 Quinn, R. G., F 6 Williams, T. H., Band 7 Giles, W. O., D S DiCaprio, A., Band Ax, G. R., D 1(1 (jninn, J. A., E 11 I ' nrkett, L. J., C 12 Bisset. D. G.,B 13 Miller, G. P. M., 14 Seelev, J. W , F 15 Foxwell, V. M., .4 Sanrf Badgett, L. D., .4 Whitehouse, R. W., Ba Haslam, J. B., C Butler, R. C, " Nicholas, D. X,. ' Taylor, A. B., D McDannald, E. R., E Curtis, D. W., Band Keech, W. H., D Slokes, W. 0., E Copeland, R. L., C Miller, J. D , ; Fox, E. F., .4 . McDonald, J. R., F I Bailev, R. C. Band I Calkins, D. O., D ■ Braithwaite, W. T., E ; Fridelv, H. L., C I Woodford, W. L., B I Stoy, R. E., A I Modine, K. A., f TO BE CADET FIRST SERGEANTS 3 Benner, C. A., D 5 Horgan, J. A., C 4 Maddox, D. M., F 6 Graves, L. R., £ TO BE CADET COLOR SERGEANTS idwillie, .1. G. -I Thompson, T. F. 3 Phillips, G. G. TO BE CADET SUPPLY SERGEANTS 3 Barr, J. H., F 5 Whitescarver, J. P., Band 7 4 Coughliii, J. J., .4 6 Simpson, W. C, C TO BE CADET 16 Spicuzza, T. J., D 17 Zimmerman, C. IL, E IS Fulton, J. H., C III Pittnian, .J. A. P., B 211 Shiner. P. T., .4 21 Powell, J. B., F 2-2 McGue, P. .1., Band 23 Stewart, .L T.. D 24 Duncan, D. K.. E 23 Brown, S. M., C 2tl Anderson, F. L., B 27 Robertson, E. H., ,4 25 Houck, P. W., ■ ' 2!) Witschard, W. . ., Bawl 30 Coggin, T. E., D TO BE (WDET ■22 Sutton, H., Band ■23 Farleiah, F. R., D 24 Durrette, W. B.. E 2.5 Shaw, A. G., C ■2() Xeedham, ,1. S., B 27 Callander, R. D., .4 ' 28 Butler, J. W., F ■2i) Phlegar, J. T., Band 30 Wiggins, J. D., D 31 ilcCormick, S. L., E 32 Christie, L. G., C 33 Van Orden, G. M., B 34 Walz, C, .4 3.5 Redd, W. A., F 36 Alligood, C. H., Band 37 Grazulis, L. . ., D 38 Thomas, D. M., E 39 Grogan, G. F., C 40 Moore, J. K., B 41 Popp, D. M., .4 SERGEANTS 31 Hilliard, J. R., E 3 ' 2 Graham, L. T , C 33 Driver. W. M., i? 34 Slatterv, S. M., ,4 35 Hamric, J. P., F 36 Gibson, J. O., Band 37 Williamson, J. B., D 38 Hein, R. A. H., E 39 Bushev, J. B., C 40 O ' Dell, J. R., B 41 Murrill, F. H., A 4 ' 2 Cary, J. B., F 43 Murphv, R. C, D 44 Fleet, C. R., E 45 Hughes, P. R., C CORPORALS 4 2 Elliot, D. K., F 43 Spencer, R. W., Band 44 Mvatt, P. B., D 45 Hiskins, W. D., E 46 Hartford, J. L., C 47 .Johnston, P. J., B 48 Daniels, J. W., .4 49 Leary, W. T., F 50 Steadman, L. B., Band 51 Myers, J. M., E 5i Coxton, W. L., E 53 Cook, L. M., C 54 Payne, G. M., B 55 Henkle, C. R., A 56 Hennings, G. D., F 57 Bissell, N. M., Band 58 Hoskins, H. D., D 59 Weede, R. D., E 60 Myers, J. M., C 61 Mahoney, J. P., B 7 Shirley, H. G., Band Cressal, W. F., E 46 Woodson, R. A., B 47 Dunlap, L. A., .4 48 Boxlev, W. C, F 49 Miller, H. L., D .50 Smith. T. H-, E 31 Spenee. W. E., C 52 McGavock. C. W.. B 33 Greathead, .1. R., .4 54 Hester, J. N., F 35 Bibb, P. A. T., D 36 Salaita, G. D., E 57 Herrmann, G. E., C 58 LeBlang, W. A. L., B 59 Smith, D. E.. .4 60 Ungcr, .J. G., f Respess, W. L., .4 Booth. .J. C, F Hill, P. E., Z) Everett, P. L., E Lester, O. A., C Bickford, J., B Hudgins, H. B., .4 Fuller, C. H., F GraNson, F. E., D Mcilurrv, R. M., E JIartin, J. D., C vonHellens, C. R., B Caples, M. C, .4 McDougall, J. W., ' Tarral, M. T., D Carmichael, H. St. G. T., E Barger, A. S., C Roberts, L. P., B Zick, K. F., .4 Woodijn, J. H., F Sergeants 1st Class Pvts. Sommer, R. E. MjTuski, A. Deibler, E. H. DiCaprio, A. Adams, R. E. Thornbure, C. H. Oliver, J. L. Gilmore, G. B. Foxwell, V. M. Carr, H, H. Walker, A. E. Orndorff, P. B. Henning, S. E. Gibson, J. 0. Christie, J. D. Uhlig. G. F. Phillips, S. C. Hood, W. R. McGue, P. J. Heishman, ' . V. Zay, A. D, Ramirez, A. Lapp, CM. Olson, J. C. Holt, W. M. Ring, J. K. Layne, T. N. Williams. T. H. Hughes, T, E. C. Schall, R. F. Mathews, S. B Witchard, W. A. McWane, P. D. Suiter, R. N, Michaels, J. A. Orbaugh, F, F. 3rd Class Pvts. Vitale, S. J. Miller. T, H. Corporals Trajlor, W. L. Bella, D. A. Ferebee, D. S. Frith, C. F. Morris. J. F. Pacine. H. W. Pettit. L. 0. Bailey, R. C. Gouldlhorpe, H. F. 4Te Class Pvts. Potts, W. B. Berger, J. R. 2nd Class Pvts. Hah, W. W. Bane, E. M. Howell, J. 0. BisseU, N. M. Byrley, J, D. HanU ' in, R. ,1. Bottoms, D. A. Scully. J. R. Curtis. D. W. Cobb, a. P. Harman, T. E. Bradbury, R. S. Seybold, C. C. Phlegar, J. T. Gale, J. W. Haydon, M. L. Bueschen, A. J. Sheldon. R. 0. Spencer, R. W. Gough, G. R, Huntsbcrry, H. C. Burnett, G. C. Spence. J. W. Steadman, J. B. King, W. R. Hurley, R. S. Crowder, C. C. Swisher. A. H. Sutton, H. LaGarde, R. M. Kelly, B. W. Davis, J. E. Sykes. G. F. Whitehouse, R. W. Shoemaker, G. M. Lynch, B. P, Dear, ,1. W. Varney. T. H. Hilliamson, R. F. Smith, W. G. McDowell, C. S. Delucca, D. P. Walker, W. F. C O M P A ) A GRATIFYING SfECTACLE: AN! STATE: OBJECTS OF- HONEST- PR.1 ' SPECIMENS ■ OF • CITIZEN - SOLDIEP PR.OVDOF HER. FAME -AND R.EAI TO VLNDICAXE HER-HO i .1. p. Whitescarver jNORTOOyRCOVNTRYANDOVR. ITO THEIR- I |STRyCTOIlS • AND • FAIR JmTACHED to • THEIR- NATIVE STATE ilNEVERY-TIME- OF DEEPEST PERIL OR DEFEND • HER- RIGHTS Is; Bnsw.ll, M. C. Diiihui, L. A. Ba.tett. L. D. ralliiniler. R. D. r-aiil.-s. M. L. Fm. E. F. Hiicliims, H. B. r„,.p, D. M. l!.b,pc.s , «.I.. 1st Class Pvts. Addison, E. C. Baruett. J. P. Basham. D. F. Baxter, T. D, Clark, C. M. Coogan, J. D. Dayhuff, C. H. Edmunds, J. E. Feronv, W. Givviin, D. . HausLT, R. S. Kasko. J. C, Krickovic. M. P. Martin, ,1. L. MiLeod, R. G. Old, W. H. Pariidl, J. L. Pipes, L. N. Richardson, H, L. Sellers, R. P. Thomas, E, F, TroNler, P. D. Trumpore, P. N. Tiick.T, S. C. Wiehhe, W. J. WiUard, W. B, Wood, J. C. jCl, i PVT, Brittineham, 0. J. Coates, K, W. French, J. B, Gillespie, J. G. W. Gorbea, E. Haycock. D. . Kurkoski, T. J. Lawson, it. L. Marquette, E. D. Savaso, J. A. Sisler, J. F. 3rd Class Pvts Bossart, W. R, Brown, C. S, Burks. R. E. Klicnbcrs, P. S, Kurstedt, H. A. Lindqu St. R, B. Olev, F. A. Puette, M. W. Runion. M. G. Schmidt, W. E. Scott, B. H. Semans, F. M. Zick, K. F. 4tb Class Pvt Bavley, G. S. Bechmaim. J. F, Blanton, M. E. Candler. J. S. Coulbourn. T. E. Dawson. L. E. Dinikk-y, J. R. riit i;,ll,.«,,i, J. X. iMihUiuuh. J. M. Gra biU. L. ' . Gwa ' ltnev. E. L. Hart. F. " C. Hoerter. W. L. Hope. W. C. Jenkins. E. T. .Jordan. C. M. Kane. V. D. Kibler. A. L. Kohout. V. R. Lamraert. .1. A Landrv. L. C. Lewis. J. H. Lvnch. V. L. MacPherson. M. R. Madsen. P. I. Marechal. C. D. Moss. C. E. Muirheid. C. O ' Connor, N. A. O ' Harrow. R. E. Prillaman. C. L. Quirk. G. 1,. Rawlines. W. B. Ritchie. L. C. Roberts. L. C. ;. P. B. Ro . P. F, . B. G. Shelhorse. .1. C. Sweenev. T. W. Thomas. C. R. Travnhain. J. E Wagner. D. W. W ' atson. A. White. W. C. C O M P A YOVTHS PRESSING VPTHE- HILL- C AGRATIFYINGSf£CTACLE:ANH STATE; OBJECTS- bf HONEST- PRIE SPECIMENS • OF ■ CITIZEN - SOLDIERS PR.OVD-OF- HER. FAME- AND READ ON T J. A. Smith. Ill J. J. Coiigliliii, Jr. [ENCE : WITH ■ NOBLE • EMVLATION )RTOOVKCOVNTRYANDOVR •THEIR- INSTRyCTOR-S- AND- FAIR rACHED TO • THEIR- NATIVE • STATE EVERY-TIME- OF -DEEPEST- PERIL )R- DEFEND HER- RIGHT [IF Sergeants 1st Class Pvts. Lennon, D. L. Teich, W. L. Kemper, R. H. Anderson, F, L. Angolia, J. R. Barnes E R. Martin, E. A. Tharrington. J. C. Kiser. R. D. Driver, W. M. Miller, R. S. Van Orden, G. M. LcMay, R. D. Ferrier F, L, Booth, ' ,!. C. ' Pool, 0. R. von Hellens, C. R. Maurer. L. D. LpBhinR, W. A, Bozp ,1. M. Scott, K. R. Wynn, R. W. Muth, M. W. M -(;;i oi-k C W Fruvd W J. Smith, A. F. E. Yerger, D. H. McCormick, W. C. iru,n..i. R. Pittiinii J Galon. ' K. B. .M. GIufckii ' T K M Thrift, .T. H. Webber C. H, ■tTH Class Pvts. McMakin, M. D, Nester, B. J. 8piify, b.P, ' Woodsou, R. A, ' D. ' 3rd Class Pvts. Allen, J. C. Anthoiiv. J. D. Patton, J. D. Pauska, C. G. Incrara, ,1. F. ' Miller P T Avala, K. J. Bariies, P. W. Pavne, L. W. Bickford. J. V. Bateman. J. F. Pendergast, G. P. _ Mvers! , i. L. O ' Neill G J Boleski. S. Bookhamer, R. H. Placeman. D. de S L ORPOBALS Ederle. K. G. Campbell. R. E. Plogger, R. D. Cleveland, B. C. Parker. ' L. ' e! Schell, G. R. Tuck, I). R. Wilbnrn N. H. Fulghum, S. B. Cantrell, M. L. Porter, M. D. Mahonev, J. P. GUbert, R. M. Carlsen, E. Prall, J. D. Miller, J. D. Goldman, P. J. Clement, S. A. Reighter, J. P. Needham, J. S. Hudgins, R. M. Connors. G. D. Ridgley, G. C. Nicholas, D. Webber, ' J. ' d, ' Jarvis. R, C. Cooke, J. D. Robinson, D. H. Richards, G. T. Jenkins, P. W. Cummirics. J. W. Sabow, J. D. Roberts, L. P. 2nd Class Pvts. Johnston, P, J. Dunn, W. T. Sanders. H. T. Rutledce, W. T. Swoboda, F. W. A. Bissrt, D, G. Jones, T. L. Elliott. L. R. Scvero, 0. C. CamphcU, N. R. Jutton, M. G. Ford. E. M. Spivey, D. A. Templeton, K. S. Chamberlain, A. L. Kasel. L. F. Gill. W. D. Thibodeau. L. E. Wilkinson, D, M. Carver. G. B. Ivressierer. F. K. Goodvear. J. R. Weaklev, J. L. Woodford, W. L. Dovel, H. T. Lackey, W. M. GravbiU, M. H. Weisiger, D. B. Elliott, W. A. Moore, J. K. Gustiu, A. N. Whitney, D. McF. Gianella, R. J. Pavne. G. M. Hacknev, H. R. Williams. F. W. Hamilton, R. R. Stephenson, F. T, Hamilla, G. J. WUliams, T. H. Horner, S. W. Stone, R. R. Hobbs, J. W. Wilson, E. K. C O M P A STATE: OBJECTS OF HONEST- PRID SPECIMENS • OF • CITIZEN SOLDIERS, PROVDOF HER FAME AND- READ •TO VINDICATE HER- HON N Y )THEIRINSTRyCTORS- AND FAIR TACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE • STATE •EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL i OR- DEFEND • HERJFIIGHTS P Sergeant Brown. S. M. Fulton. J. H. Graham. L. T. Hcrrmaii, G. E. IIukIic ' s. r. R. Corporals . lvey. T. W. Andrews. R. W. Christie. L. G. Copeland. R. L. Eubank. G. T. Fri.llcv. H. L. Harl.ach. D. V. H ' rlford. J. L. Ilash.m, .1. B. Martin. J. D. Myers. J. M. Shaw, A. C. 1st Class Pvt Butt, H. H. Camper, D. L Davidson. W. R Fuqua. W. C. Gorman. J. R. Klemenlvo, T. Martin. R. J. Nowlin. P. C. PhiUippi, R. E. Rav. H. D. Smith. K. G. Talley, E. G. TJlm, D. S. VanKesteren, J. -A. Wallter. W. C. WiUis. C. L. 2nd Class Pvts. Callaham, B. O ' N. Collins. J. E. Dalv. R. E. Enniss. W. C. Kane, B. L. Knowles. W. L. Lewis. S. M, Miller, S. A. Ramirez, F. Spicuzza, W. L. Stubblefield. R. T. Vick. C. H. Xaivaivahvda, K. 3rd Cl iPvT ■Anjier. L. J. Bare, .1. A. Bamcr, A. S. Col tranc. R. M. Cook. L. M. Cottincham. L. B. Eddv.G. h. Fane. D. R. Font. W. S. Grasso. F. J. GroEan. G. F. Hirsh. C. M. Johnson, E. E. .loncs, T. L. Preston, J. B. Thacker, A. J. Witt. A. H. 4th Class Pvt Akers, C. E. Bandv, T. R. Bartlctt. R. B. Brvant. V. C. Burns. G. M. Carlisle. C. R. Cobb, H. E. . L. D. Gesner, R. W. GirisbiT -, A. L. Glenn. J. R. Gorbea, R. .lohuson, J. R. .loncs. C. L. ■lordan, R. E. Kocun, J. J. Lloyd. C. A. Maltby. D. L. Manack. R. L. Mangino, A. R Merrill. J. A. Merry. F. D. MitcheU. G. S. Montgomery. C. G. McQuaid. J. B. McWane. J. W. Nickolson. W. B. Peabodv, C. S. Pedersen, C. E. Pender. J. B. Price. J. W. Rhodes. H. P. Richards. J. C. Robertson, J. M. Russell. J. M. Shirley, F. W. Shrupshire. R F. Smilev, N. D. Smith. D. L. Spaulding. R. W. Stanley, A. T. Stepnowski, J, J. Sullivan, F. C. Tupper. B. M. Turnage, W. L. Vandeventer, J. Vanderaar, W. A. Wagner, R. L. Waterman, R. C O M P A THEHEALTHFVL AND PLEASANT YOVTHS PRESSING VPTHE- HILL- AGRATlFYINGSfECTACLE : AN- STATE : OBJECTS- OF HONEST- PR.: SPECIMENS ■ OF • CITIZEN SOLDlEf PR.OVDOF- HER- FAME • AND RE TO VINDICATE HER- HO J V. C. Siiiipsuii ode- ofacro d- of- honorable science : with - noble - emvlation nopIto-ovr-covntryandovr to-|heirinstryctorsandfair attached -to their- native • STATE in - EVERY -TIME - OF - DEEPEST • PERIL DEFEND HER- RIGHTS - -.rWSk ' THE COLORS John C Tompson Second Battalion Commander SECOND BATTALION STAFF E. H. Giayson, Jr., N- .G. R. I)li, P. A. T. le. L. G Giles, W. 0. Miller, H, I,. Murphy, E, C, Spici " Stewart, J, T. WilUamaon, J. B. I:irl,i li, F. 1!. Leung, R. Yan-K. MacKetizie, J. B. Marley, E, W. Martin, E. L. Patane, J. W. Pickering, W, ,1. llill. , F. E. . E. .H. D. Ilniziilis. L. A. Krrcl,, W. H. . l i,tt. 1 ' . B. Myers. J. M. S. Tarrall, M. T. Taylor, A. B. Wiggins, J. D. 1st Class Fvt Barcik, S. J. Bower. W. L. Bradford, J. K. Castaldo, J. P. Ratn , S. S. ,E. J. Rugh, J. I. Santos, R. A. Young, E. I. 2nb Class Pvts. Avlor, R. E. Bavliss, P. M. Bomar, E. E, Caldwell, R. C. Conklin, R, E. lekwiberser, E. F. , F. P. . E. C. Dav Eir Fo- Gates. W. Markknd ' . D. T. Marston, D. H. Pickering, J. N. Eobinson, D. L. Both, H. W. Schaaf, J. C. :iRD Class Pvts. Alexander, H. L. E. Avers, F. H. Ciarkson, H. Conci.haver, W. L. Cranford, .1. ,s. Dreselier, ( ' . A. Lee. G. W. Lefon. C. A. Lisieeki, J. P. MacMillan, G. D. Magce, D. A. Manly, C. L. Reit!, E. A. Roberts, F. N. Rudibaugh, J. W. Stalev, J. B. Stone, R. B. Szczapa. A. M. Wise, D. G. Y oungbood, E. H, Alfonso, J. E. Bamforth. C. A. Barker, J. N. Beirne, E. B. Bell, H. T. Bettei obbil , J. E. Bradley, E. D. Brown, C. W. Carles, J. B. Carter, F. B. Cartwripht, C. Connell, B A. Consalvo, F. E. Crannis, A. H. Cronk. C. T. Davis, R. P. Elliott. T. N. Fox. M. 0. Garrett. L. T. Gates, D. L. Gilman, R. M. Hertz, R. W. Hoasland, R. H. Hogue. J. W. Hnlmes, S. G. MoKinnev, W. R. Murray. H. K. Nelms.N.D. Peay, J. H. B. Pierce, D, E. Redden, W. L. Roberts, J. B. Samuels, W. E. Shoemake, R. A. Sibilskv, J. A. Speidei, E. R. Strickler, E. E. Taylor. J. D. Thumas, J. D. Trice. J. B. Trusik. P. E. W ' addc ' ll. A. E. Wendt. P. F. «,■ iy„n. L. B. Wood. J. D. Worrell, De W. C O M P A v ' THE HEALTH FVL- AND- PLEASANT-: YOVTHS PRESSING VP- THE HILL- C AGRATIFYINGSPECTACLE: ANF STATE : OBJECTS OF HONEST- PRIJ SPECIMENS • OF • CITIZEN ■ SOLDIER PROVD ■ OF ■ HER FAME ■ AND ■ REAL TO VINDICATE HER- HO t icDkJ-1 54 I . Hc.v C. A. Bemicr, Jr 1). (J. Mcssnor )DE OFA- CROWD- Of HONOIIABLE CIEliCE : WITH ■ NOBLE • EMVLATION lORTOOVRCOVNTRYANDOVR " O THEIR- INSTRyCTORS ■ AND FAIR JTACHED -TO -THEIR- NATIVE - STATE N-EVERY-TIME- OF -DEEPEST PERIL ■ OR- DEFEND - HER- RIGHTS - Sergeants 1st Class Pvts. Smith, R. C. Williams, L. E. Mason, B, D, Bergeren. K. Wevmouth. H. E. Winslow. R, W. Mathers, C. W. rieerS ' .R; ' Hein, R. A. Hiliiard, J. R. Cos. H. H. Dreelin. D. P. Galysh. I. M. WiUard, J. T. 3rd Class Pvts. 4th Class Pvts. Armistead. R. N. Merklinger, A, D. Mitchell, R. T. Northrop. E. D. Quinii, j. A. Salaita, G, D. Irune. M. M. Austin, G. D. Ballard. B. W. Pinkard, N. P. Lawson. R. D. BaUard. D, E. B irn«, G. D. Reed, L. W, Sauder ' R L Lee, W. G. Bell. J. R. BckriiT. D. W, Respess, W. H. Smith. ' t. ' h. ' Mundy, V. A. Bradshaw. T. C. Bierraai., J. W. Robinson, H. B, Ritsch, H. M. Browning. F. H. H. Block, K. S, Rutherford, A. G. Sitch, E. A. Eubank. W. D. Brantley, J. C. Samuels, S. Swihart, D. L. Everett. P. L. Brvant. C. M. Schollenberger, J. H Thacker. L. M. Haberlein. W. R. Clarke. E. L. Smith, W, W. True. J. J. Hill. W. A, Cox. J. D. Spigelmyer, J. W. Corporals Huddle, R. E. L, Dworin. W. H. Stelmack, J. H, Babb, J. R. 2tn) Class Pvts. Hunneycutt, R. D. FagB. J. R. Sydnor, W. C. Braithwaitc. W. T. Bruce, F. M. Kyscr, R. J. Gwaltney. W. C, Tattersall. P. D. Carmichael. H. St.G.T. Clav, R.E, McCormick. A. L. Halbcrstadt. N. Toth, S. S. Doleman. E. C. Cochran, R. S. McLester. J. C. Hiller. J, W. Trevey, J. J. Dumtte. W. B. Cook, F. H. D. Mowery. J. V. Howird, R. M. Vest, J, A, Hoskins, VV. D. Daly, J. K, Rice. K, C, Jacobv, K, W. Ward, R. B. McDannald, E. R. Delaplane, N. R. Ridout, T, Lambert. R, W. Ward, W, C. McMurray, R. M. Lampshire, B. G, Rishell, D. C. Larkin, F. M. Watts, ,1, W. Stokes, W. L, Leonard, C. F. Shuba, L, J. Lazaroff. E. N. Wolfe, B. T. Thomas, D. M. Mallory, C. A. Smallwood, S, E. Lewis. W. A, Wood, J. M, Weede, R, D. Morabit, J. L. Smith. M. B. E. Lilce, J. N. M. Wool, J. C. WeUer, D. McP. Moss, H. T. Wash, M. R, Lovd, W. H. Woolard, J, W. Seda, M. Wells, I, B. Luce. T. W. Yearout, R. DeW. C O M P A ii W ' r ., THEHEALTHFVLANP ' FLEASAr TAE YOYTHSPRE$$IN[G VPTHEHILLOF AGRATIFYINGSfECTACLE : ANHC STATE : OBJECTS OF HONEST PRIDE SPECIMENSOFCITIZENSOLDIERS : PROYD ■ OF • HER- FAME • AND • READY •TO VINDICATE HER HONC lie. .MmiCmvu ' h-, .Ir W. (i. Lev. Ill EOFACRO D- OF- HONORABLE ENCE : WITH • NQBLE ■ Ef VlATION |RTOOVRCOVN|TR.YANDOVR •THEIR- I STRYCTORS AND- FAIR [ACHED -TO -THEIR- NATIVE ■ STATE EVERY-TIME- OF- DEEPEST- PERIL )R- DEFEND HER- RIGHTS ■ - .- ••-. — ■ - — ■- - ■■ ' i 3 -L Sergeants Cotton. C. A. Evans. J. H. Parker, R. H. Johnson. K. F. Bosley, W. C. Coupland. H. W. Grafton, A. W. Patrick, K. B. Jones. R. L. S. Cary, J. B. Dale. R. V. Hammonds. D. C. Phillips, R. W. Kavlor, G. R, Daniel, T. N. Decker. K. D. Hister. J. N. Polk. R. C. Landes, D. A. Hamric, J. P. EgglestoQ. J. M. Hudson. D. D. Powell. W. E. Lowe, C. M. Houck, P. W. Eskridge. I. H. Kramer, G. P. Smith, L. C. Meier. T. R. Powell, J. B. Garcia. J, M. Moore, J. E. Thompson, P. S. Meredith, G. M. Qum.1, n.G. Gillespie. J. S. Moss. M. Y. Ward. G. T. MUler, R. A. Seeley, J. W. Inge. T. B. Mvri. ' k. R..1. Wi ' tM ' !. 1.. E. Mizell. W. K. UiiEier. J. G. Johnson. L. F. Ondos. M. W. Wiiiikrr, St.C. F. Morrison. P. J. , Keefer. V. M. Paxtoii, W. G. Woodcock. S. E. Murphree. T. W, Brviii.t W. M. Hiillrr, ,1. V. Bm!.T, K. C. Di.r, H. Ilarnsoii. 0. H. H. Kiiiiilit.L. P. Kot, iM. R. Lcarv. W. T. iMcDonalJ. J. R. Ikvld. W. A. Sti-cle, M. A. Woci.lSn. J. H. Kemp, J, P. Kirkland. W. C. Powell. J. S. Wise, A. 4th Cuss Pvts. Parham, R. D. Perrin. W. 0. Lash. E. L. Arev. D. L. Ranev. R. A. MacArthur. D. E. 3rd Class Pvts. Burneister, K. D. H. Rhodes. R. G. McFalls. ,1. C. Artman. T. E. Burton. H. DeC. Ricketts, W. A. Mittendorf. G. H. Booth. J. C. Carlton, C. A. B. Ripberger. C. T. Pomponio, A. M. Dance, W. K. Clav. J. L. Ritchie, W. J. Shamus, X..T. Duncan, R. E. Collins. G. J. Bobbins. G. W. Shepard. P. -i. ElUott, D, R. Cook. W. H. Rogan. J. P. Southard. G. L. Fuller. C. H. Criswell, C. L. Shelburne. K. C. Trandel. R. S, Harrison, J. L. Curtis. A. McB. Smith, J. A. Wilkinson, C. L. Hartman. R. A. Dapra. L. G. Steele. K. T. Henninp. G. D. Easlev. 0. F. Topham, J. M. 1st Class Pvts. 2nd Class Pvts. Hollowell, R, R. Egcr. ' j. M. Vanderwerff. P. [ Anderson, M. V. BlackweU. H. H. King, G. 0. Fielder. D. S. Vaughn, D. W. Anderson. N. C. Bowles, B. T. Langdon, V . T. Fisher. W. H. Vinieratos, E. R. Baillio, R. H. Brown, A. McD. Leeum, K. P. Gedro. H. J. Wagner, J. T. Borst, J. Brown, S. F. Mabry.O.K. Glover. C, M. White, G. R. BaUard. A. G. Coulbourn, G. I. Modine, K. A. Hamner, R. M. WUIard, R. N, Brandriff. A. V. Clark. B. T. McDougall, J. W. Hardy, R, B. Williams, M. C. Brooks, M. C. Dabney, W. H. McNamara, W. H. Hoehl, W. C. Young, W. S. C O M P A A- GfU Tl FY] NG- SPECTACLE ■ Al STATE: OBJECTS OF HONEST- P SPECIMENS • OF ■ CITIZEN SOLDli PR.OVDOFHER. FAME ANDRE H N Y H. E. Thomas, IV :)nor.toovrcovntry andovh ;totheirinstrvctorsandfair attached to their- native ■ state •inevery time- of deepest peril I R OR DEFEND - L APPOINTMENTS IN REGIMENT OF CADETS 1. All appointments of officers and non-commissioned officers in the Regiment of Cadets heretofore in effect are revoked. 2. The following appointments in the Regiment of Cadets, effective Friday, 6 February 1959, and with relative rank and assigimaent as Sprinkle, H. B., Kcyhurtilal Conima Tompson, J. C, Covuiiutidi r. S, ' ,;iii MacWillie, D. M„ Com,„a,nl,r. ■■„■ Kornegay, B. H., Regininilal Atljiit. Masotti, J. J., Regimental I ' liiiix , Irons, R. L., Commander, Comimiiii Vermillion, J. G., Commamler. Com Gajjcnski, L. C. 8-3. Smmd llaltidiim Heifer, D. J., Companij D Orrison, C. R., S-1, Second llaitalion Smith, M. A. H., S-1. Fir. ' t llalUilion Garnett, J. A., S-3, fiV.s llatlnlion Blakemore, V. A., S-i. Semnd ISallalinh Wood, J. L., Companij II Hobson. R. L., A s : l:i Noves, R. L., D ' .) Sir Loip, N. E., E 111 l!la Phillips, J. A.. Band 11 ( 1i. Eger, R. E., C 1 ' - ' M Fall, E. L., ' 1.! ( " 1 iMacArthur, D. E., ■ ' I !■ P..i TO BE CADET CAPTAINS iidrr 8 Breth, F. .1., Comman Icr. Company A d llallnli, n 9 Kramer, L. A., Conini lildcr. Cnmpani E x ;„ „ , ,n 10 Haines, R. G., Comm, iidcr.Cmnpanl ' lD nil I S-1 1 11 Monroe, .1. T., Comm iiidcr. llnpnieiHal Ba ,nd Tnii linii Officer (S-3) li Kessler, W. B., i ' « " » •iilal Snpply Officer ( (■ pan,, II 13 Nebraska, V. T.. Coi inlander. Companij F TO BK CADET FIRST LIEUTENANTS 8 Bishop, A. O., Companij A 9 Drake, W. S., Company C 10 Keiser, G. W., S-J,, First liaUalion 11 Thomas, H. E., Company F 1 ' 2 Lee, W. G., Company E 13 S( ,, R. A., Baud C. I ' O BE CADET SECOND LIEUTENANTS r, H. G., E 15 Grayson, E. H., E 16 Engels, J. L., B , .1. R., ; liard, M. F., ,1 . It. C. Band : V. H., D ;li,., B. L., C «,iiio, A. M., F 17 McLeod, R. G. 18 Heishman, V. 19 Roves, A., ) ' 20 Butt, H. H., t 21 Shepard, P. G 22 Tate, J. T., E 23 Goode, J. D., B a Basham, D. F., A 25 Wood, L. iU., D 26 Vargosko, M. A., C 27 Garcia, ,1. M., F Spivey, D. P., Bctjiment Tumlinson, J. H., Royster, D. T., B 1 .larrett, J. H., .-1 2 Thompson, T. F., B Olsen, J. C, Band Ax, G. R., D Miller, G. P., A Graves, L. R., E Quinn, R. G., F Martin, R. J., C Driver, W. : r., B Crcssall, W. F., E Piltman, J. A., . ' Shiner, P. T., A Witcliard, W. . .. Band Carmine. L. G., D Hughes, P. R., C Powell, J. B., F GoodwiUie, J. G., E Ferrier, F. L., B 16 1 Badgett, L. D., .-1 2 Myers, J. M., C 3 Bailey, R. C, Band i Keech, W. H., D 5 Butler, R. C, F 6 Miller, J. D., i " 7 Stokes, W. 0., E S : IcDannald, E. R., I 9 Richards, G. T., B J. W. 1) 1 11 Whit.-l ;„;, 12 Mvatt 13 llasL 11 M,« 1.) Well l(i Nicholc 17 Walz, C, .1 IS Spencer, R. W., . ' , 19 Grazulis, L. A., U 20 Copeland, R. L., C , L. B., D u, .J. B., C e, K. A., F , D. M., E CADET REGIMENTAL SERGEANT M A.IOKS Benner, C. A., Second Battalion Fulton, .1. II., First Battalion TO BE CADET FIRST SERGEANTS •, 11. G., Band 5 Maddox, D. M., F 7 Smith, J. A., ,-1 3 Sliirle 4 Horgan, .J. A., C 6 Messner, D. C, D TO BE REGIMENTAL OPERATIONS SERGEANT Pettyjohn, D. R. TO BE REGIMENTAL SUPPLY SERGEANT Coughlin, J. J. ro BE B.VPTALION OPER. TIONS SERGE.WTS . ()., Second Battalion 2 Ilein, R. - ., First llaitalion TO BE REGIMENTAL COLOR SERCiE.VXI ' S ell, M. C. 2 Seeley, J. W. 3 Hugg i Simp. TO BE CADET SUPPLY SERGEANTS idor, R. L., E 5 Barr, J. H., • ' TO BE CADET SERGEANTS l! ..•rlsi.n, E. lb, .-I Ki in, W. H., Band M l r, II. L., ) I ' u •kill, L. .1., C lla mric, .1. P., F Mr rabit, J. L., E ODell. J. R., B Sla ttcrv, S. M., A Wi lliams, T. H., Band Ml rphv, R. C, D Br iwn. ' S. M.. C lb nek, P. V., • ' Zii nmniian, C. lb, •: Lc Slang, W. A., ; .M irrill, E. lb, .1 TO BI-: ( Bu tier, ,T. W., F Carmichael, II. St. G W Ikinson, D. M., ) ' R., W. L., A 1! rger, .1. R., Band Tm vior, A. B., D Sh iw, A. C, C w lodKn. J. H., F Tl uma.s, D. M., E K. bells, b. P., , ' P. ,p. 1). M., .1 Bi sell, X. M., Band be on, C. A., D CI ristio. L. G., C Bi vani, W. M., F lb .skins. W. D., E M d.n.HV. .1. [ ' .. 1! . l..r, G. 1!., .1 Phlogar, .1. T.. Band Aj ers, F. II., D nd 32 Foxwell, V. M., 33 Fox, F. P., D 31 Parks, J. U., ( ' 35 I ' nger, .1. G., ■ ' 36 Hilliard, J. H.. •. ' 37 McGavock, ( ' . W.. . 38 Martin, J. L., .1 39 Walker, A. E., Band 40 Keens, W. C, D 41 Herrmann,-G. E., C 42 Carv, .1. B., F 43 Fleet, C. I!-. ■; 44 W,.,Hls " n. K. . .. ; 45 (ireathead, .1. I!., .1 46 Zav, A. I),, Hand 41 Fridelv, II. L., C 42 Kot, Si. R., F 43 Weede, R. D., •; 44 Tcmpleton, K. S., II 45 Caples, M. L., .1 46 Suiter, R. N., Hand 47 Dresclicr, C. A., D 48 . K-ev, T. W., C 49 Steele, M. A., ■ ' 50 : IcMurrv. R. M., •: 51 Rutledge, W. T., Banc 52 Curlec, II. L., A 53 Phillips, S. C, Band 54 Manly, C. L., D 55 Hartford, .1. L., C 56 Garrison, G. II. IL, F 57 Wash, M. R., E 58 Jloore, J. K., ' 59 Crow, S. J., .1 60 Bella, D. A., Band 61 Lee, G. W., D Stewart, .1. T., D 47 Robinson, D. L., D 48 Lewis, S. M., C 49 Dabnev, W. H., F 50 Smith, T. H., E 51 Anderson, F. L., B 52 Dunlap, L. A., A 53 Spicuzza, T. J., D 54 Spence, W. E., C .55 Daniel, T. N., F 56 Moss, H. T., E 57 Gianella, R. J., B 58 Smith, D. E., A 59 Vaughan, H. E., D (iO Enniss, W. C, C (11 Powell, .1. S., F 62 Harbach, D. V., C 63 Dver, H., F 64 Doleman, E. C, E 65 v()nllellen.s, C. R.. I 66 I ' nette. M. W., .1 67 Stone. R. B., D 6S Eubank, G. T., C 69 Dunian. R. E., F 70 Wells. I. B., E 71 Woodford, W. L., r, 72 Martin. L. D.. .1 73 Hoskins, H. D., D 74 Cook, L. M., C 75 McNamara, W. H. 76 Ballard, D. E., E 77 Kasel, L. F., B 7S Wharton, W. W., .1 79 Miller. .1. ( ' .. D SO Barger, A. S., C 81 McDonald, J. R., • NEWS ITEM THE SPRING HIKE 1958 Lexington, Va., May -2i — The ' MI cadcl (•(ir] .s marched back into Lexington today, and for many a cadet, the barracks was a welcome sight. Foot weary with some sore muscles liere ami tliere, the cadets ended a fonr-day field exercise that has kept them on the move through the Rock- bridge County eounlryside since Wednesday. The corps sjient tlu ' ce nigjits in bivouac, eacli in a tlift ' erent location, and went through an intense training program occupying practically every minute of the time in the field. The corjis was divided into three groups of tw ' o comi)anies each, aud the groups rotated occupancy of the three camps, which were located from three to ten miles from Lexington. Each morning by 6 a. m., the cadets struck their tents, donned packs, and marched to a new site and made camp there. Largest exercise carried out was a simulated attack, using tanks, artillery, and infantry, on " enemy " positions held by other cadets on the White ' s Farm training field. Other camp areas were the site of a leadership reaction course, which tested the ability of cadets in reaching decisions in solving problems in the field; a tough obstacle or confidence course for testing of physical fitness; compass and map courses. In addition the cadets had night patrol exercises which ran until 10:. ' 50 p. m. Seven visiting Army officers witnessed the training phases. They included Nlajor General Halley G. Maddox, deputy commander of the Second Army, who spent most of the day Thursday touring the drill areas. Directing the training program, an advancement of the annual Spring Hike for VMI cadets, was Colonel Glover S. Johns, VMI commandant, assisted by the staffs of the Army and Air Force detachments at the Institute. CITIZEW SOLDIERS OF V.M.I. GUERILLA FOeCES WATCM OUT FOR THE MINEFIELD SPRING! IRONCLAD CHEESEOOV GOOD LUCK ON LANOIMG MOVIMG ()„j NOW WHAT OO I OO ? HIKE lOBSTACLC roilk ' jl Alk t)(5Al K t. WoMOU.M u.r o . .K ft l low (H,L, ..■ ' ' , ' ' " CAOQt Nori ' oAoianc itEi?t SUMMER CAMP 1958 rr L,s - - -J ■015 ' BUrSIR.JSWEARWE ' BE SINMNGl ' " evervbodv qualifiesI (With help; (nnmij cmlc ifv (?(nc 0umMM wn j ■ -— w£Bys»- ■fefNTLEMEN; 1, WIS S A DART.. 6i DEAL NOr50CiOSf...MANll " " STEP TOM REAP, please! WHICH (?E0 8UTT0W,6 RP EVENTS IN 1958-1959 " P.T ON THE HILL " " SPECIALIZATION IKI ENGINEERING " A BIG-G-ER OAV FOR THE CORPS ' ' A BIG DAV FOR THE INSTITUTE I " A NEW TWIST ON TURKEY DAV " ' ..AND SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE ' ' Altlumgh V II was originally an engineering school it now boasts some of the best liberal arts departments in the state. Eight degree-granting courses are open to the cadet — including Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, English, History. Mathematics (two degrees), and Physics. One of the keynotes of the V; II system of edncaticm rests in the .small classes, with a ratio of appro iniairl - one teacher to every ten students. This ranks favoi with the top schools in the country. VMI graduates have distinguished themselvi all major fields of endeavor. Indeed, the acaileniic structure of the Institute can be pointed to with great deal of pride. .- u«lfli =] FIRST CLASS OFFICERS Michael W. Maupin President John L. P ngels, Jr ] ' ice-President Mahk a. II. S.MiTH, Jr Historian FIRST CLASS HISTORY Tlir naliirc nf the Virginia Military Institute dictules that the real history of the Class of 1959 will lie not, ill the past hut in the future. VMI is a means — not an end in itself — although this may not be apparent to anybody observing a party of alumni who have returned to the Institute, regarding the place as a veritable Mecca. Becoming a cadet is not, or should not be, a dream ful- filled. It is simply an opportunity or means of becoming something else. To step into the rat line for the first time is to step into something that extends far beyond the limits of barracks, because it means the beginning of tiie cadet ' s real life story. At the precise moment when the boy steps onto the crack in Jackson Arch his life is virtually changed; he will be another person when he emerges — he will have had an experience, the experience of VMI, which will enable him better to cope with future experiences. VMI is nothing in itself, and has no value unless it serves the function of preparation, which will render one ' s later experiences more valuable to himself and everybody who is ill any way involved in his life. The boy who enters the Virginia JNIilitary Institute changes his manners and values, if not really his " character, " as the true essence of the individual is designated, to a great extent during the four years he spends there. But it is not just this period of change that is important. These four years are not important in themselves; they are simply preparatory for later life, which is the objective on which the sights of VISII are focused. That, incidentally, is why the high school gradu- ate who comes to the Institute gives up many of the conveniences and privileges that the college student enjoys. The cadet does not treat the four years of his life that he spends in and around barracks as " end " years. The cadet is doing a job by simply being on duty, as it were. He is working toward a diploma and a commission and the status of a VMI gradiuite, wliich is not a termination of something enjoyable, but the beginning of something valuable. That is why it is impossible to write the real history of the Class of 19,59 for the 1959 Bo.mb. The real story, the big story, is yet to come. For the purposes of this publication it is possible only to deal with indications. But the indications that the Class of 1959 has given in the few short years of its existence show that there is a great deal that each individual member of that class is going to take with him when he leaves the actual limits of the post. The history of ' 59 will be the future of each individual, but each individual will take with him something of his class, and will benefit from it. Generally speaking, these indications have not been very unusual as far as VMI classes go, but the emotional bases of these indications have made everybody in the class feel that here is a class that is indeed unusual, and that it is something that they will always be proud of. What the Class of 1959 has actually done is very much like what all the others before it have done — they have all gone to the same kinds of parades, drills, classes, and games — but still every man in the class has somehow felt that there was something special about it. And many objective points of view serve to substantiate this feeling. There are several in- dividuals in ' 59 who have impressed employers and prospective employers to such a degree that their immediate future has been guaranteed a bright one. There are several who have showed such great potential as organizers and leaders that there is little doubt of their future, not only in the minds of their Brother Rats, but in the estimation of nearly everybody who has had any serious dealings with them. FIRST CLASS HISTORY— (Continued) But such feelings about the Class of 1959 have not been based just on the abilities of a few individuals. The Class has shown a great deal about how well a group of 299 seventeen and eigh- teen year-olds can assimilate themselves into a single entity in a period of nine months flat, even when they come from all over the world to do it. From Bangkok to Baltimore, the Philippines to Pennsylvania and from Taipei to ' I ' exas, came the ingredients. The cadre taught the new rats the system, and there evolved the Class, well baked after a year in tlie rat line. And by being well baked by common problems, the individuals making up tlie class Ijcgan to feel that there really was something holding them together. Experience is the great teacher; it is also the great adhesive. Proof that ' 59 was a single entity is borne out by the fact that the class has been backing up the same set of class officers ever since the original election held at the end of ' 59 ' s rat year. And anybody who happened to catch a glimpse of the Great Rat Picnic that spring would know that there was more than just good lager flowing through the veins of the revellers as they chased cows through the meadows and all but drowned themselves in laughter an l three feet of mountain stream. The third class year of the Class of 1959 was, it must be admitted by anybody who knows anything about it, catastrophic. That was the year that the drinking restriction was imposed upon the third class. But ' 59 bore this inhumanity stoically, and because of its unified effort at not doing anything about it, the drinking privilege was restored in a surprisingly short time. During " 59 " s second class year the unification that was shown to some extent during the year before was recognized by other people. The class was nicknamed the " Stonewall Class " because of the linemen, Brother Rats of ' 59, who had done so much toward pushing the VMI football team into the national rankings. But the Stonewall theme has proved to mean more than just football prowess. The Class of 1959 has held together like a stone wall through all kinds of physical and Institute weather, and like a stone wall in a Virginia landscape, will continue to do so until men decide that steadfastness, strength, solidarity and brotherhood between men who have been in- volved together in a decided])- climarleric experience are of no consequence. The individuals constituting the Class of 1959 have something unicjue in themselves. In the final analysis that quality is inexplicable except by the real experience itself. Therefore, do not let these idle words interfere with your observance of any Brother Rat of 1959, who will be writing the real history of the class after he has hung his blouse up for the last time. John Page Kemp, Jr., 1959 Sa-Htuel " PiUfnc daiffX eai ' ?(M n otutet iln ii mortam SAMUEL PAYNE ADAMS Sam Adams was that rare type person wlio possessed the quahty of coming out on top with apparent ease. A natural leader of men, his level headedness enabled him to discipline without offending. An outstanding cadet, his many activities included command of Company D, a Distinguished Military Student, varsity letterman, and Honor Court Representative. Sam Adam ' s life came to an untimely end; but his humor, honesty, and deep convictions will always be remembered by those who knew this true friend and gentleman. GE(JRGE IVAN DONNER Following in his i)rot Iter ' s footsteps, George Donner came to VMI from Pennsylvania. A quiet man, he took his studies seriously, and stood second in his class in the Physics curriculum. An l altiinngh Physics was his principal concern, the sincerity with whiih lie performed even the smallest task will alwavs he rememlH-i ' ed h - all those who knew him. KKHAUI) EDWARD ADAMS ItdANOKE, VlHGINIA Civil Engineering, Air Force— Private 4, ' i, 1, Corporal 3; Rat Football; Rat Wrestling; American Society of Civil Engineers; Glee Club; Armed Forces Club; Company Intra- mural Manager 2, 1; Officers of the Guard Association; 1959 Ring Figure Party Committee; President of the Roanoke Clnb; Guidon Bearer. liU from the Star City and even though .f- like, he came anyway. He launched 1 ImwIv rat must endure, with so much loii that at the end of our rat year, he n tlie Corporal list. However, in his r he discovered the advantages of being in the ranks and his spit shining career came to an end. thus making Tliis lie kn.M into III. -hinii-h l;id 1 uhiit ' MI vigor MI found 1 third cl .1 .Irl.TlnllK, iinself high iss year he d rks -pr As I Kd him eligible tc join the elite of barr Ed was concerned, company permit since the zipper. " Sacktime " was ; and he was one of those rare guys win- c onld ( i tiu li;irk frnm class at 3:00 and be asleep at 3:01. Tln U ' pn .M - tlmt fine quality of knowing what he wantN iind t he ilctcrinniiit ion to get it. His overwhelming persoTialily ;unl hk.iltli ' dispo- sition are to be counted high on the list of liis assets. With these traits and Marilou on his side, we are confident that Kd will make his mark on the avenues of the world. " Ed " KDWAUD CIHRCIIILL ADDISON Richmond, Viuginia Civil Engineering, Air Force — Private !■, :J. -2. Soeietv of Civil Engineers; Richmond Chiii, Vi(( PresidVnt 1: Cadet Waiter 1; The " 3 " Society. ' llr.W t : easy goii vay with Ri h I t . R I could [Mill I II II r II I t , OG it 1- rmil Gui and get a I I I Richi ! I M II I III li ' t I R I I I i I II accrrh I 1 tl | I fir Vlt r I i t battU (I ( I I M I I. t . I sch I 1 I til II Dill at St II (1 III mem r M | I ' 1 ■ ever l-xiul to a miht ' ir ca Mount which suited him just fine E C has been known t( attend i few parties in the p ' lst tour eTrs — in tact he hasn t been know n to miss an Su ir I i i i by rious people n abun 1 t I I lilt ways and. Ned is well on his Uii to br. rinun a rr;it -.iiici ' -.s. " Xed " MEI.VIX WILLIAM ANDERSON Baltimuke, Mauvlaxd Civil Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Distiriguisheil Academic Student; Distinguished Military Student; Varsit football; Honor Court; Religious Council; IntnunuraK, Cla• v of ' 59 Ring Figure Committee; Activities Co-Editor, ' .)9 Romh, Lutheran Club; American Society of Civil Engineers, Othi i-r of the Guard Association, President 1; RV o ' s ll ' ho Anmru Siiident-s in Ameri — ' " " ' ' " ' " — ' ■ I Colleges and Universities You would have to look far and wide to fiiul a better com- panion than Alel Anderson. A friend to all, well liked by all, a servant to all, Mel is simply an all-around guy. It is obvious that not all top notch leaders have rank, for Mel is certainly a leader. He is always willing and able to gi e help in every- thing from academics to coaching football. Mel has a great love for football, but his playing career was unfortunately ended by a knee injury. However he did the best lie could for the Big Red by helping coach rat football. Whatever Jlel undertakes, we know he will be a success an l that he will gain the high esteem on the outside as he did on the inside. " Mel " m9. ' W ' i „ i MEI,S ClIlUSnAX ANDERSEN Richmond, Virginia Civil Engiiieeriiig, Artilliry— Private +, a, -2, 1 ; Armed Forces Clulj; American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of tlie Guard Association; Cadet Waiter; Vice-President of Richmond Club. Niels came to VMI in body but not in soul, for his heart belongs to Richmnnd. In fact, he ' s worn a trail from Steve ' s to Sni.,ki. ' ' «ilh a few ualcriii- I..I. al.nig the way. These trips li n. l.rn. alriM I « ,vkl. r r,.|,i , .ilCouiM-jMr those week- ends ulil. ll he Ilis ,l,.M,lr.l Im 111. ' .■.mill 1,1 II. la III 111 (irdcr to rc- Mse Mil I II 111 r.aiii|isllalegy lja.scd up.iii lii.s.-.k-rlilig ijcrforniancc. " Biililil. s Ills f.iinul time to become a magician witli the shih ml. 111. I favor as one of Colonel Morgan ' s boys. itlimil I iliiiilil, (his easy-going, fun-loving, and above all, tnendh Ui.itli.w Hal. will ' win a jilace among the great sons ot RiclimoTid. ■■Rubbles " JOHN RANDOLPH ANGOLIA W.VSHINGTON, D. C. History, Infantry — Private 4, Corporal 3, First Sergeant 2, Pnxate 1, Distinguished Military Student; Track 4, 3; arsity Rifle 4, 3, i, 1; Hearst Rifle Trophy Medal; Southern Conference Third Place Rifle Team; Intramurals 4, 3, i, 1; Histor% Club; Officers of the Guard . ssociation. drsir attain a Regular Army I his energy in that aril attaining this goal II. I. lit. At Fort Mca.le . 11. .1 .iiilv a In li lioiii ' t Jack came to VMI with comiuission, and imiiR ' di direction He has taken a b becoming a (listiiii,niisli. ROT C. Siiiiiiiir (ami and near tlu ' l..|i m W .a m his military c-h.I.m v.ns Iml a tnlii.l.; I.. Ilie liistlllitr, as summer camp is a criterion for comparison of VMI to other schools Jack is characterized by his strong will and abihty to perceive what he wants. Through experience in his four years at tlie Institute, he has coordinated these two factors. This IS an important accomplishment toward success in his chosen career " Jack " ROHERT llKHilNS BAILLIO ' iuGiNiA Beach, Virginia Chemistrv, Artillcrv— Private 4, -l, 1, Corporal 3; Countrv and Track 4; Basketball Manage r 3, 3; Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1- . merican Clieniical Society 3, i, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1 . rmed Forces Club 2, 1; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1. Bob came to VMI and leaves as an entirely different person He has acquired a new way of life here whirli is a clisco er. that he enjoys very much. It will ! " ■ inli-ri ' siin ' l.i see how society reacts to a permanent atta.k iiist.-a.l ..I w.ik. m.I and summer raids by the new Baillio. .Vl.m ' with liis new luiliits. Bob has piekedup tlie name of " Muchct " which will long be remembered by his brother rats. Bob has done well at tlu Institute, excluding a few setbacks by the Tac Staff. It is a sure bet Uiat he will do well in the future whether at graduate school, business or as a soldier of fortune in South . merica. .■Vnyhow, we can be cheered by the fact that Virginia Beach will always have a fine representative in Bob, the type of ])erson w-ho makes the beacli a great i)lace. " Bob " STEPHEN JOSEPH BARCIK, JK. Phiudelphi i, Pennsylvania lilt uitry— Pri +, ' 2, :il 3; ( ■;. Piv-i. rliil. I: Biiilog Conunill li nl. ir„iiii I I iiiv . Wut.l II , l .rx,r l. «lll:ili(|lll. k :(. - ' . I; Al■rlM ,,l,,HV ( ' hll) 4 i Sc rftaiy-Trfiisuifr -i. Pifsicli-rit 1; ' iiikiv Cllli) i { 2 1 Monogram Minstreal iJ; Arsenal Club 1. When Little Napoleon " first walkerl into VMI, he raiiie witli 1 preMous military backgouiKl; liy putting this liack- giound to good use, he has become »mu ' of tin- outstantling niilitir students in the corps. T )kni_ it the activities he has participated in, Steve has i ill knionstrated his ability to plan and organize, and tins Is ( t will nd him a great deal in his future career as an iiii.N th ir I hi u_,li ul his ( a(h-tship, Steve has gained the respect 111 I I liiiinli 11 of his ihissmates by his sincerity and by his wilImglRss t d;i tilings lor other people. These qualities, along with his initiative, will see him to a respected position in the years to come. " Steve " 1 1) R1) ROBERT BARNES ill 1 OLK, IHGINIV llist .r , Iiitantry— Prn.itc i. a. -J. 1, Ilistor ( tub :i, -i, I riind Forces Club 3, i, 1. Traik +, Tidewatir ( liil. 4. 3, -2, 1. Secretary Treasurer 1; Interiiatioii.d Relations Club _ ' , 1. Wesle Foundation 4; Glee Club 4. ■ lonugi,ini Minstrel 1, Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1; Nortolk DiM.sioii and Mar, 3. " Lightning " came to us from Princess Anne and im- nieiliately flistinguished himself in the field of wine, women, and song. Ed has the natural talent of beiiiL a and sophisticated funnyman and will always lie rriiirnilimil fm- such performances as the " Stuarts Draft . ll.iii " l!il will always be remembered for his ability to get along w ilh pcuplr. The long road for Eddie through VMI has included a sciiirstcr at William and Mary Division which he enjoyed as any normal human being would. Ed has made a success of his tour at the Institute which included islMMislnng a good record with ailtniiiubilc insurance cuiiipani. ' - and llir A. B. C. We know thai " Lightning " will go out iii Ilir nnrl world with a smile on his face and establish many line " Eddie " .lOIIN PRUITT B. RNETT DwviLLE, Virginia ( ' i il Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, 3, 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 3, 1; Varsity Tennis 4; Varsit (iolt 3, 1, Rat Basketball; Varsity Basketball 3, 1; Varsity Football 4, Monogram Club 4, 3, 1; Left school for an idle ad enturiiig life for a year " 2; " A " Company Food Representative 1. .Tack . r h, VMI apt. ' .I Ihr ,f what Ho nut Ir ■ kind of I 111 Ihiii liiing an individual, he enjoys the country Msi.rn (liillliilly as some uneducated plain folk call it) iif niiisic and all kinds of outdoor sports. closing, here are his sentiments expressed in four lines iibic pentameter: I think that I shall never try A hazard more haunting than MI Where all are led around by the hand. And move as one upon command. " .lack " 959. Civil ETiKincvrint;, Air Lioiilenaiit 1- ■ DONALD I ' UAXKI.IN liASIlAM l.ioiileTiaiit 1; AiiH-rican Society of Civil Engineers; lion Court 1; Itat wrcstlinf-, cnptMin; Varsity Wnvslliiif; :i, fo-oaptiiin I; Soullicrn CunlVri-iuo IlcavywciKlil Wrcstlii Champion ' i: Cail.-I Waiter .!, 1; Ollicers of llio Cuar.l A sociation 1; Xarsity fooliiall t, :i; Inlranivirals; Cliairnia Executive Conuuittec ASCE; Roanoke Cluli. With determination in his heart, Don put everything had into his four full years at VMI. His desire to do wi willingness to work hard, aliililv to make fri.ri.K, and in.■,.ri have put Inni high in the regar.l ot In. , hi-Moal.. 11, ai atlrihntrs licl|)ed him heconie llir NmllHrn (■..Hlrirn ll,.,nvu.iglil Champion l.v the ronjpklion of lus lirsl ye nr x:m iI uivstling. It I, . ( ilain that Don an l a very special student nurse frr Knanoke will have a lirighl and prosperous future whatev their liehl of endeavor. " Don " TRIMAX DOIU.AXD BAXTER, .IR XOHFOLK, ' II1GIXIA Biology, Armor — Private -I, ■- ' , 1, Corporal 3; Rat Wrestling; Rat football; Varsity Football ;). J, 1; Varsity Baseball 4; Intramurals 4, 3, i, 1; Vice-President Tidewater Club. True came to .i- the XcTfolki; straight frt n L ' ard ill 1 the heart of God ' s country The (lav he set foot inside dr,,l,.l I v.y. -Irivvd hard True i lii-h nlH,,, llie lis! .k. Hi: together uilh 1 nuKst popular . legcTidarv stat and for being : population of ; appraisal of liii ,d iniriil.rr ' mi I li, ' li.l ,.1 ' derlul of hnmor and •. lis fantastic pranks have in; adets in .school. He will be lllvN,- iiii; I. iK Imi lies (lie .Most: The feminine nied up our i KURT BERGGREN ' Norfolk, ' iugini. English, Air Force— Private 4, :), - ' . 1; Freshman Cross Country; Freshman Track; Varsity Basketball i: Intramurals 4, 3, J. 1 ; iMiglish Society, Program Chairman; International Relations Chd) 3, ' 2, 1; Senior Class Editor of the Bomb; Westminster Fellowship 4; Tidewater Club; Cadet Waiter; Cadet Assistant to the English Department 2; Echo Company Food Representative 1; . II-Slar Intramural Basketball Team 3; Chess Club 2 The " Swede " has been indoctrinated well by Colonel Dillard and his group of intellectual engineers. Academies, especially in the English curriculum, have always been a snap to him as show-n by his high academic standing. He is a man who likes things easy-going and casual all the time, anything from women and jazz to a good intellectual conversation and the latest Ivy trends in clothes. Parties ar ' iumt ioiiii»lete until the " Swede " makes his appearance, al ,i . :i( r pjim-d bv some fair lass from " down the road " iM:irMii, lli lliii . Sweet Briar, etc.). His subtle sense of ImniMr. hi- 1..n. ' for good times and parties, and his plcisiiiii -niilc Ium- iiLide liim one of the best liked men in the das- llis . .HliNliip k now al an end, but his personality, friendliness, and jxixnial dri e will long be remembered. Best of luck to the Swede in his future endeavors. " Swede " T ' v T RICHARD DONALD BINGHAM Gary, West Virginia ti 4 (, Cnil Engineering, ir Forre — Fi 2, Lieutenant 1 meri( m SnfKt nl ( i Glee Club 4 Method i.t ( hil. I ( i.n Council 4, 3, 2, 1 Hdi i.ius Music Societj ' 2, 1 ( idet Diuilor lit „ W iiUr 2 1 iild Bind ( idit I er Muce enternv MI .1 trcinemious load ot c ti Religious Council, he 1 He IS al a s sniiU s 1 l ' )-,5 11 KtlMt t llil ' hc- Biii B .ng hisfirried IS s pusid, nt ol the uiipl, ..I in..Td til.iht hut not to. i let othccr Ik Ins led thcl..nd tlnough iniuN rou h vitniti n lint comes through with a lug grin on his lue illi [ i( ill er ltlioiigh not much on women as et, ni |iudii I I ni d i a special girl is going to walk up to huu with a club in her hands and send hnn sprawhng into matrimony. Best of luck to the best liked and most admired. Success will never pass him by. " Bii.g-Biing " ASA ORIN BISHOF, JR. Pocahontas, Virginia Electrical Engineering. . ir Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant ' 2, First Lieutenant 1; Intramurals; Rat Basketball 4; Track 4; Distinguished AFROTC Cadet; Southwest Virginia Club; Wesley Foundation; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; 1959 Ring Figure Committee, Treasurer; Nichols Engineering Building Night Owl Clnli 2, 1; Armed Forces Club; Hop and Floor Committee. In September 195o we began our Rat year unknown to oni kllon cadets but it wasn ' t long before Sonny Bishop 111! ime known throughout the Corps. During his cadetship dw l-vs ready and willing to give anyone a helping hmd •d ,■: del fr ,ci,dsl,ip. aanj turned to tl Potiliontis For resourcefniiicss, Ininior and fi Sinnu lonldn t In beaten. He could always be c ' ouii Ininisli hi iiiiii I rnnds with things ranging from the solution mil I i|t]i|iiiii Ml ( I sohe a problem to a laugh when everyone lis, « IsiloHlilli llbd He will ilw i s be remembered for his efficiency, his sacri- hces to help others and his dry humor. No matter wdiat walk of life Soniiv undertakes, he will do a great job, and we, his Brother Rats, will profit for having known him. VAUGHAN A: II BLAKEMORE, .IR. Waynesboro, ' IHGINIA Civil Enginieriiig, . rmor— Pri atc 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 1, Second l.irnlrnaiil 1; 1 isi inynislied Military Student 1; IntraniiiiMU t, ;1, 2. 1; rstnnn,tir Fellow.ship 4; American Sofiety III ' nil Engineers :J, 2, I. Zcke came to VMI from Wavneslioro as .-, Ia l who had ah-radv left nianv vonng ladies in a tranrr. Si, ire IIicti, he li;i, aiidril liiaov nio,.. lo 1,1. lollrrlion. Zcke has ilispiaveil riuiiv onl.l.iiiilini; i|n:,lili. - lir came to VMI, one of the nlo i in,|inilant iiillm li., ■iliiiilx to m.ake friends easilv. It IS ,uiv llial Ihi- lield uhiih olitanis Zeke will be certain that prospiritv will .lime its way. However, being an avid fan III bull Kghling and sports cars, we might s edav .see him 111 the of Spain or the MuLsaane Straight ofLe Mans. " Zeke " MAXWKI.L I AUItAlt lil.AXCIIARI) Washington, 1). C. ICk-ctrii il EHgiiiciTliife ' , Air Force— Prnate i. Corporal li, ScrKi ' ant 3, Second Lieutenant 1 ; Rifle Team 1, ' 2; ATnerioan Institute of Electrical Engineers 3, 4; Tiniiniiis Music Cluli +. It has l.ccii lour vears since ole A[a c liit tile Institute and ill tliat lime llic C ' .uifiia smile that taKgeil along with him has hccoiiic his hailriiiark. Xo matter how rough it gets witll Jig ' s Raiilers, it still romrs siicakiiii; hark to that ole puss of his. His l.iggoal iio« I. In IK. ;iimI .iihv Ihr Air Force has him hooked tor five . if- :i mil- Kn lir ' ll have his wings hetore he ' s through. Wen- nut uuiricd alioiit his being a success; his little inspiration from Uuke will make him toe the line. So keep on smiling. Max, and to Curtis LeMay we .sa.v, " Look out. Buster, some .young blood is coming up! " " Max " JERRY CLARK BOOTH Abingdon, Vihgini- Biology, Artillery— Private i, ' 2, 1, Corporal 3; Football ■2, 1; Intr ' amurals i, 3, i, 1; Top Rifle Award at Summer Camp 2; Virginia Academy of Science. Jerry will probably be the first person to sleep through four years at VMI and keep honor roll grades at the same time. ' The only times he really woke up were during his frequent visits ' to Rollins College, but as time went by his trips to HoUins became less frequent and his interests began to turn to Sem and other surrounding schools. Although Biology iffered him very little resistance, Jerry learned to get a kit done in a little bit of time — and sack the rest. (He is president of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club.) " Bush " JERRY BORST PiTC.lIRN, PeNNSYLV. NI- Ci il Engineering, Armor — Private i, 3, 2, 1; arsity Football i. 3, 2, 1, Co-Captain 1; Track i; Intramurals ' 2, 1; American Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of the Guard Association. " Curly, " a misplaced Y ' ankee, after four years in the " Sunny South " still says anything north of the Masoii- Di.xon Line has got to be better than anything south of it. A quiet one his Rat year, he soured with age and in his last year could most always be found complaining about some- thing at VML Though he is always degrading himself, one could never find fault with his achievements on the gridiron where he established liimself as All Southern and a leader. A " Rat Daddy " from the first day of his third class year, he neverthelcs.s ' feels the Rat Line is a necessary measure for instilling self discipline. A lover of the great outdoors he hcpes to get a job which will enable him to enjoy it. Whatever he does, with his leadership ability, he ' s sure to succeed. " Curlv " , -T»r. -trr. P . 11 ' " Hv Hr ' i WILLIAM LEFTWirn BOWEH Bedford, Virginia ( ' i -i! Engineering, Air Force — Pri ' ate 4. 1, Corporal 3, Sergeant ' 2; Football 4; Lynchburg Club 4, 3, 2, 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 2, 1; Basketball 4; Intramurals 3, ' 2, 1. Bill came to VMI with his sights set on being ; lu or, and a cadet leader. We are not here to say that he has I ' ailed in all of tliem — only a few. Somewhere between VMI and his home he has won and lost many battles, but it has not stopped him from entering into more. Being de- termined with the help of his hard head not to he fenced in l.y any gal. Bill is all set to see what the worl l has to otter liim. We say good luck to a truly final uy! " Bill- .lOSEPII KENNETH BRAnKOHl) l ' " nANivLiN, Virginia English, Infantry — Private 4, 1, Corjiural 3, Sergeant 2; Distinguished Military Student 1 ; liat I- ' ootball 4; Intramurals t, 3, :2, 1; Contributing Editor Cadet 2, .Associate Editor 1; K. E. Dixon Society ' 2, 1; Archaeology Society 3; Company Representative to OGA 1; Tidewater Chib; Cadet Waiter 2, 1. -Vt last there has appeared npnn tlir ' MI scene a man who lias figured out how to i ImIIn as a cadet. The man who has " cadeting " all hgnrrd nut is none other than our oHU comrade Kenny, the only man in tlic hist(.ry of the In.stitute who has considcreil VMI a ns(.rl witliou ' t gcttiiin boned out. Ib.w .lurs lir .. ii:- Ilr ,l..,.s il I ,y l.n.Mli;; ni ill ,,r li.l : l llh .irks , I. Ill nil li. ' l.k. Il ' I ' ll,. Uni.l III. I r;i.... ;il,ili hl.s r,,|„,rN. Uu-Vr IIm I,, man will, the big jaws " Kenny ' ARTHUR VERNON BRANDRIFF Penns ille, New Jersey Civil Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; American Society of Civil Engineers; Vice President Monogram Club; Rat Football 4; Officers of the Guard Association; Varsity Fiiolball 3, 2, 1; Intramurals; Varsity Track 4, 3, 2, 1 (Iil- lnnr and Outdoor), Co-Captain Track 1. Buckv .aiiie to VMI ..Tie dav with a pair of smoking skates ..II Ins IV. ' t, . t the Iiistitnlc iie ex.liangc.l tiles,, for f. otball ;i„,l l,-a,k sl,, both ..t which arc slill ,s„„.king. Other Ihaii the sp,.rts an,l a few woman tr,.ubl,.s, .Vrt ' s stay has been iiii,v,-iiirul, marred only when .soni, ' ..ii,- wonlil iar his hav. With his athletii- ability and nianag,-i,ii-nl ,.f nn.ncv. Art shonl.l go far with the Detroit Lions ,.r anything else which he mav encounter. " Bucky " 959 I ' KAXK .lOSKl ' ll HHKI ' ll I ' kix, 1 lie t, (■ iiiMiilr i ClHiin-hv. M.iriiic C.i-ii.s I ' livalr t, ( ' (ii-ijonil ;i. Sn .-Mi - ' . " ll.l ■.,, ( :, plain I ; I ' l.C IVdKi-aiii; liil raiiiunils; Aiii.-rir, ' li.- ,il S,„i,lv; IVc ' p Soiilli Cliil.; Anncd l ' ' invs Clii Inl.rriahMiial H.latimi.s Cluli; Yaiikoo Cluli; WIMI! (In lil. " !l ItiiiK Figure Coiiiniittec; Merck Imlcx Award; 117 ,, ll ' io Annmg SUmhnis in American ColUyr.s ,iml r,nirr.s-il„ I ' Vank iMitcrcd VlMI, unaware of what lav lielim- liini llu- Kail o( ' 35, hut .survived tile rat vear and relnrned I, his Ihird class year with a new molt " ' : " Slirk will, nie ai you ' ll wind up wearing stripes. " As the years prof, ' rcssi ' the motto partially fell apart as his rooiiinial.s ,ir,. si stripeless, but Frank ended up with Alpha Company and new nickname; " Refjgy Von Breth. " Upon f, ' railnal io " liirKy " will enter the U. S. Marine Corps, and with h aliililies. advaneemenl should be rapid and easily obtaine Hcsiilcs st.indinf, ' hinli in military esteem, he also did wc Frank will always be rcmendiered for his di Hil. llionKhirulncss, and willingness to lielji ol la-rs. " Reggy " MICIIAI)!, { ' I.AFLIX BROOKS AliLINGTON, Vihgim.v I ' ivil Krigiueering, Air Force— Private -t, 3, i, 1, Guidon Bearer 1; Intramurals -i, 3, 2, 1; American Society of Civil E?igineers 3, 2, 1 ; Episcopal Vestry 1 ; Armed Forces Club 1 ; Class Fund Committee 1; Northern Virginia Club 1; R. E. Dixon English Society 1 ; Cadet Waiter i, 1. Here we have the only man in VMI history whose class ring tame hack to him not onlv from tlie litter of a past garbafe tin. k, Init also from the deptl)s .,f the Maurv River ■riiongh an ardent Civil I ' .ngineer, Mike ' has never let his slide rule interfere will] liis journeys through the worlds of Sandburg ;irnl " llr, :iiiil after years of great struggling, lie linally ati.iiiird ili, Mippressed desire of every engineer — a place in the Kii.lish Snriety. In his four years at VMI this " slayer-of-roommates " with the inquisitive mind, the eloquent tongue, and the " tell- me-your-troubles " car has left a lasting impression not onlv in a certain door at Stevesville, but in the hearts of ail his friends at the Institute. " Mike " HERBERT II.VMHEV B( XT, .IR. WlLLI. MSBUUG, VlRGINI.V Histor , Iniantry— Private 4, ' - ' , ( oniinittce 3, Hop Committee ■- ' . I Villi, d Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; i,, I ngiii(,rs3,HistorvClub2. l;Olii,, i tion 1. Intramurals -t, 3, 2, 1; Mi Rifle Team 4, J. Willi.llllsl nil :i; Flo M;il,;,i;rr ■d As.sncia- strel 3, ' i; Herb came to VMI fr to get a Regular Army eoniinw i.Mi Mr :iitK i " [iiinp oni of planes, of all things. Tlinui-li lllsnl;M( :ind x.inrd enlerpri.scs he has shown a cool head for and with his iie er-ending repertoire of card tricks, he is always ready lo eiilertain anyone willing to sit and watch. Herb has set somewhat of a record at VMI for distances traveled on his weekends and furloughs. It seems he has some special in- terest w-ay up in Massachusetts. .No one can tell just what the future will bring but it ' s a pretty safe bet that the world has ii,.l li,.;ir,l (he last from Herb. " Herb " L J j- -iap y w4 Kloctrical Engineering, Air Force — Pi American Institute of Electrical iMigii t, :i, -1, 1; Distinguished AFHO ' I ' C Technician l; Hop Committee iKI..(. ate 4, ' 2, 1, Corporal 3; as; VMI Commanders idct; Barracks Sound " rnniittee). I- ' rom the backwoods of Eastern Virginia came Tex with a csire to successfully fulfill a life-long ambition, an education 1 electrical engineering. Hampered by the fact that he has hnost no brains, and according to Colonel Jamison, " You 1st haven ' t found the right key, " Tex has managed to get lore than " just enough " academically in his chosen field liile at V ' MI. A firm believer in the rules and regulations, lit not liaving enough brownie ponits to have rank, Te as flistinguished himself as an outstandmg AFR()T( i.uht I liis four years at the Institute Sucre ss, it is hopi d, Irs illi a regular commission in the ir Fori ( joi time is no lace else left. " Tex " JAMES PACIFICO CASTALDO Elmwood Park, Iillinois liinlogv. Armor— Private 4, 3 2 1 liili imui iK Vssi t i Physical Education Trainer; irgimi , m ..I S( a ii. Xe« man Club; Bomb Staff. Jim came to VMI from " Yankee land and was iiiimei ately dubbed with the name of " Gangster, " But after tin successful seasons of patching up the multitude of sores a sprains of the varsity football team, he was rightfully call " Doc. " But " Doc " did not end just at the locker roo for as a pre-medieal student he has shown his adejitiiess continue his studies in medical school. VMI will long Djember his friendly, easy-going personality, and tliey w wait with anticipation to hear of e ' ii greater and big; things in the future. " Doc " FHEDEHICK B. TES CAVAXAICII, JK Aiken, South Carolina Electrical Engineering, . ir Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, First Sergeant 2, First Battalion Commander; Distinguished Air Science Student; Baseball 4; Wfio ' s Who Among Students in American Vniversiiies and Cnilegef;: Glee Club 4; Floor Committee 2; Vice President Hop Ccaiiniittee 1; . rined Forces Club; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Ring Figure Committee 2. Freddie is one of the few from the great state of South Carolina who have entered the gates of this fine Institute to spend four glorious years. He began liis ca(letslii|i as we all dill he r.ilirtcelltll of Selileml.rr, III.-.. " ., s, .ilril l.llt llitrrested and uilliiii; t.i u.irk lie lla rxrrllrd in all phasr, nt ra.let life l,v |.arhri|., ' ,lin:; ill iirarlv all nt llinii. ,iii.l aluav. ijiviiig liisl.,-1 II «as M.olievi.leill that Ins ainlit v la v in lea.lersliip and lie h,i,,Minr ,i|. through the ranks froiii prixate to captain. lie h.-,s li.rn riidnwcd witll tile enviable talent of making p,-,,plr uanl to do what they should. With all his extra activities he has made an enviable record, and has certainly been an asset and a credit to both VMI and his state. With his departure, we shall lose a little bit of VMI which will be dillicult to replace. " Fred " t J959 KiikHsIi. Aniioi- I ' rlvali- t. ( ' ..i il ;1 ,,-r:m ' 2, .Second l.ic ' iitenaiil 1 ; I )i.sliiif;iiislicil Milil ,i i » iihl. i,t I ; Commanders t, 3, -I, 1; Lvn.-hliurd Cluh, Nmi.mi In isnrer 3, Vice I ' resident -2, President 1; R. lO. Dix.ui l.r.Kli-li Sofiety ' J, 1; Timmins Music Society i, 1; Methodist ( luli; Wesley Fonn- dation -i; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3. With determination deep within him, Russ left the seven hills 111 Lyiiehhnrn to join the ' 59ers in their tenure within the four walls of ' MI. After four years of massive resistance at ainst liie forces of authority, he has demonstrated this determination to the extent that one must say in deepest awe, " Tliere i;oes a man who stands for what he believes and does illrihii Ihr iir ' iiiri! i lr| i.i rl I iii ■ 1 1 1 ;il tlic beginning, Russ " :i - I " Ir.uisln- In i!i;ii s.MTril Tound of the Liberal AMi.K;un.xs ll„vs|iv,-l, I lir l r..nKli ' ld of The Dodo! He has Icl ' L his mark here as a deep and systematic thinker. Rising to the rank of officer in the military, slip sticking the Com- niaders through four successful years and commanding the organization of Lyncliburgers, this talented individual leaves us with no doubt in our minds that he will give to the world that which he has given to us. The very best of success to Russ. " Russ " JOHN DONALD CHRISTIE N.vuG.vTucK, Connecticut History. Marine Corps — Private 4, , 1, Corporal 3; Guidon Hearer 1; Rat swimming 4; Baseball 4; Officers of the Guard 1 ; iTiternational Relations Club I; . rmed Forces Club 1; New- man Club 4, 3, -i, 1 ; Yankee CInb 4, 3, ' 2, 1 ; VMI Commanders 4, 3, i, 1; Monogram .Minstrel 4, 3, -. ' , f; Commanders Combo 4,3,2,1. In the fall of ' 55 this smooth talker and Ivy league dresser from Connecticut took American Airlines from New Haven to Washington, Piedmont Airlines to Roanoke and Clayton ' s T:i i I " [.ixnirluii ai]d Iims lollciwe.! Ilie . merican-Piedmont- rll I ' III 1,1 v.. rkril ; un.ler his blotter girl. But furlongh, ' girls from trips v militarvhrmevrri music. 111. pliil song. " K..,.,, .M. " for the Institute « world. alloftl iplctcly guy that wil ' Jack " iier vacations as well new series of pictures Iters from each new id to bring back more .. Studies and the s and his dancing and " will,-, women, and .ling " lin.ther Rat " 1 go far in this man ' s HF.RXAHl) l.KOXARI) COXIGLIO, .IR. RnER FoHEST, Illinois Biology, . rmor — Pri ' ate 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, Lieutenant 1: Intramurals; Swimming; Football; Glee Club; Virginia Academy of Science; Phillip H. Killey . ward 2; Whn Who in American Colleges and Universifies. One of the smallest a lid f|iii, ' t,Nl r at. 1.. ;irr ivr in that fall of ' -,.1 .as Bi ■riiie. H,-n III, ' , from l.i:; (1l|r,-i M, :i1|1m.1I:;Ii quiet and no t .so b ig, beg.-in making ...„. r tM.l-r 1 1- lliir.l class Year — n v Mil iMith ' s con 1 t M ' lll penalty tours. Followi ing thi s, however . a great sou lid came fi rom the " little man. " Thro ngh long 1 lionrs of stiK Iv came t he Dean ' s list again : iiid ag aiii. Our .small brothe: r ' rat bega n to excel not onlv ac ademii .■ally but a Iso military-v I ' ise, and f le achieved the rank of lieute iiant. Thi: 3 quiet, small guy, as ne can see, has made i 1 noise — a noise so loud thai : it will linger with the Institu te for , years to cc )me. And ev en though small, he had made a . dent so great in our hearts that he w ■ill remain un- forgott ?n by all of us. His achievements, personality, and kindnes is haM - all conti ■ihuted to m aking him 1 stand out as much a s his V ankeehom e town. " ItOHEHT RAY COXKLIX Ul( HMOND, ViKGINIA Biology, Artillery— Private 4, 3, • , 1; Fo )th;i!l 4, 3; Indoor Track 4; Baseball 4, 3, 2; Monogram Club; Virginia Academy of Science; Armed Forces Club 4, ' i; Richmond Club; Newman Club. On September 1, 1955, Ray stepped into the gates of VMI and quickly established for himself the repubition of being a little guy with an awful lot of power and interested fortitude. For the " Big Red " he was one hard-hitting de- fensive back as any end will say, and as for his power — well, just ask any opposing pitcher that the baseball team has faced tlie last four tlie inuru ur, " Whc Rav pos osses an VMI lia- (■nine t " An tluT III:, I ,i . ' S ulinliils tliatl.i alwa :iaril? ,1 .■.l:,l,li,,l,i,i- l„ ml because of this siuile ve no trouble in making the world outside. Of t just as he did at VMI at ' the altar. Hay! .lAMES DANIEL COOGAN, JR. Norfolk, Virgini. Electrical Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, 3, 5, 1, Distinguished Military Student; Rat Basketball; Varsity Track (indoor) 3, ' 2, 1; Varsity Track (outdoor) 4, 3, 2, 1, Co-Captain Varsity Track team 1 ; Three Year Track Aw ard 1 , Athletic Council ' 2; Sports Stall ' , VMI Cadet 3, 1; Football Editor, VMI Bomb 1; Barracks Electrician 1; Floor Com- mittee Electrician 2, 1; American Institute of Electrnal Engineers ' 2» 1; Monogram Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1; President Tidewater Club 1; Newman Club 4. 3, 2, 1 Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Intcrualioiial Rclati..lL Club 4, 3, 2, 1. Being a Swamp R It f oni the Tide water Are: of ,rgi.ii... Dan hasn ' t exactly burned up the Institute, but he has mauani-l lo blow a few fuses in the Electrical Eugmeermg Dcparlniclit a party lici When ■. :i bus , ' II t c llh 1) jli 1, ' li 11 to la.- orga :inil ' ' ' ' l,Mll iitK :iihI bo excels i:; muhl 1., sai.l to be 1 the Institu . I;i 11 kill. VMI ll Ills _l. ell ' orts ■ith iiimIiii,;!, .ll. ' S II li;is ll ;l li. ' . II :i nu l. 1 to all of our M ' mIImt I ,u Mill ),il r. ' ili Hiss. ' s ,111 h ;i |,1. iMlit disposition vll.n lir :nr ■:i c- Imi ■ 1 :- .....1 I..III ' 1 ..III, ,1.,,, 1 night. It is 1 ku.jwii fac Iha t 1 111 n Hie 1,1 " MI with pLills of reforming the VAII Rat System. It took a year to hud out that this can ' t be done, and ever since then, Dan has been shooting Roman candles in Rome by making the Rat Ime as hard as possible whenever the need arises. We are sure Dan will be a success in life. His pleasant personality combnie 1 with his ability to make friends will serve him well in his .limb to the top. " Dan " CHARLES ALLEN COTTON, III FllAXKFOHT, KeXTUCKY Historv. Infantry— Private 4, 2, 1, Corporal 3; Varsity Basketball 4, 3. 2. 1; Varsity Golf 4, 3, 2, 1, Captain 1; Cross Country 4; M(,ii(.grani Club 4, 3, 2, 1; History Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Newinau Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Officers of the Guard Association 1; Distinguished Military Student. September of 1955 s; clean cut all-Aiiu ' ri. an manner and mh,.. ..I In Chi ■k roll into the Institute a II -Ictt, Kentucky. His easy Icared him to everyone but I.I Chuck active most of the light for the Honor List. A ck took it in his stride and e goal in life — gra.lnation. II Chuck, and such things as Johnny ' s, girls, etc., became an integral part of Chuck ' s vocabulary. An outstanding asset to VMI, his Brother Rats and his Ole Kentucky Home, Chuck will be sorely missed in the Yob. IIi I..X. ' ..I s|...rN r..i year, but he still f..uii.l liim I, star on the court or links. h continued toward that ultiiii; But the Institute left its mark . of J 959. my. Armor — Private 4, ' i, i, 1; Gull ' Tennis ' , ' , ni:ili inal Relations Club 3, 2, 1; History Club 3, ■- ' •u;iler Club 4, 3, % 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1; In Ills 4, 3, 2, 1. Coup came to ' MI uilh ni liked and didn ' t like :iIm,iiI llie svsle years lie still niainlains the san ' ie | never notleed tlie " .M " in VMI. He doesn ' t mind being ealled a sv because he has spent three-fourths a strong advocate of sailing, duek I water skiinij:. Coup ran usually be IV 1 ,,n « ne:ii-liy girls ' srl K, ll.illi,,. ,„vlr,;i! lelinil. ' ,i.e In- ;dl. ni i.lli III ' SI, ' llr one of the ng a steady Iks of a strange uv " where most lir; hangout uf his hi Norfolk kiio«u as llie of the debutantes make their Krst appcj It may take Coup another year to master the InstiUite but it won ' t be a year misspent. It will be all the more iii- spir;ili..ii t(, go onl .-iiid make a big go of life, as we kii.iu lieuill. " Donnie " " Coup " THRI.l ' .Y HAYWOOD COX lioWilKE. ' l][GlNIA En ng. Infantry— Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Memlier Maz.- ,willo,s RiHes; Football 4; Wrestling 4, 3; Track, 4 3; Intr nials; American Society of Civil Engineers; Vice I ' lesidenl Roanoke Club; Armed Forces Club. Hurley was born witli a gift for laughter and a sense that I he world is mad. With an optimistic attitude toward life .iiid his studies, Hurley has tried to make it through four ith the least possible sweat. He is a good , ears at VMI student with f A gn.,1 iKuly open mind and a wide arict.y of interests. alily has made I lie females of iools. Hurley ' s are sure with " Hurley " ROBERT ERXIE DALE RrHMOiND, Virgini.v Chemistry, Air Force -I ' riiate 4. 2. 1, Corporal 3; James Lewis Howe Award in Cliemistrv; Varsity Football; Chemistry All-American Team; . ' Member of the OfKcers of the Guard Association; . meriean Chemical Society 3, 2, 1, President 1. B,,bb- lo VMI for th, of bctte Kiillii gn.lii- Ii.l Mrf;i||, ■ , ilied by the loud bellowing that came from IIL His magnetic liersonality has attracted all, and his circle of friends is very extensive. He popularizeil the odd wa.y of traveling from Richmond to Lexiiiglon via Xashville. In gaining a life-long partner, he lost soin. lit, Im ' hair as is seen in the above picture. With his I,,hI( i lnp rapabilities we feel certain he is going to be a top sucicss iii the business world. Right now we can see the sign on the door to his office President R. V. Dale — private. " Bobby " . - " FT " " ' «X " H i.. ' WII.IJAM ROBERT DAVIDSON ' JoNEs ' iLLE, Virginia Civil Engineering, Veteraii — Pri ' jtte 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant ' 2, Private 1; Rat Wrestling Team; Varsity Baseball S, 2, Manager 1; Swimming Manager 1; Blood Bowl 3, 2; Intra- murals 4, 3, 2, 1; Methodist Club 4, 3; Southwest Virginia Cluli 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 2. 1: Cadet Waiter 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 3, 2, 1; Officers of the (uiard Association 1. After spending his rat, third and second class years at VMI, Bill enlisted in the Army for two years. He returned to com- plete his cadetship last and quickly won the regard of our class with his warm friendship and good nature. Bill is a hard worker but still can find time to help out his adopted Brother Rats with a structures problem. Good Luck to you, Bill; we know you and Pattie will enjoy a successful, happy life. " Willie " CIl.UiLES UAL DAVIUFF. HI . nMV Wau College, Caulisle B.iiiUACKs, Pe.nxsvln ' .inia llistiirv. Armor— Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Canterbury Club 4, 3, 2, 1; arsity Rifle Team 2, 1; Riding Team 4, 3; Armed Forces Club 2, 1; Rat Swimming Instructor Assistant 3; Advertising Start ' 1959 B.omb 1; Intramural 3, 2, 1; Oflicers of the Guard .Association 1: Letterman 1; Little Gym Committee 2; Ring Figure Committee 2. The adjustment to rules ai for Hal, as milit: Throughout h himself as a c, leaves his chi Regular Ann) that ll,■, |.l:l bid him l;irvv to Ills class an. ■ life h: l.lctsll rlHMil mI M1 I, irrr. Tlir 1 regulations at VMI was easy n an iidegral part of his youth. Ills strived to improve not only I. Upon graduation, Hal the military further as a ' .59 and VMI, two things Iti his life for four years, that he will be a credit KI 1 DI R ' VI V DK KIR iH RuciibLLt New uik ( ixd Engmeermg rtdler — Prn itc 4,1, Corporal 3, Ser- „ u I ' merican Societ of Cixd Engineers 2, 1; . rmed I ( I il ' 1 Indoor an 1 Out 1 r Track 4, 3, 1; Circula- I M r r t oQ Bomb Oth t the Cuard .Association 1; 1 lnsit Club 4 3 K „ 1 irc Conmiittce 2; Ring ( 1 itt ' Chss Ring 1{(|K 1 liitivc 1; Stunt-of-the- M I the lul r Ul t Uirt Kent cii u t Ml knowing lully what 1 s„ittmginto Like his titlur m ' 2S, Kent ' s easy going way and ready smile made hmi liked by all his brother rats. . partaker in track and extracurricular activities, he has worked hard and conscientiously while at ' MI. His love of horses, sports cars and wild iiarlics arc liis next most important interests. He hkes that which is " cool " au.l will never forget Daytona ... he can ' t remember. ILniiig toured Virginia ' s girls ' .schools tor four years, he is still looking for the right girl to come along. A good friend of us all, Kent will conlinuc to make more friends and become a success in w liate cr he chooses. " Kent ' ' 959. WII.I.I.WI SIIKiniAN DUAKK. Ill Ar.sTiN, Texas Civil Eiipn,HTii,K.AirK..n-,— I ' livM, ' 1. ( ' i.rp,.nil :i, S.TKranl ■- ' , SicHicI Li,-Mlci.;ii,l I; l!;i.skc ' ll .ill k Uas,-I,:,ll 4, :), l. Cn- CaplMiii 1; InliiiiiiMnils . W, -2, 1, C.jiip.inv M.-in.-ifjiT I; Aincrirau Society cif Civil Engineers ' i, -i, 1; T ' cxms Cluli k :i, Secretary-Treasurer " 2, President 1; Monogram CInli t, :i. ' i, 1 ; Cadet Representative to Athletic Couticil. Texas is known lor many tilings, not tile least of wliirli is lier lamons men. We liave no doubt that another nainc will he :uMv,] U, that alreadv-long list, that of our own " . [e Cool " liilly Drake, lake Texas, everything Hill is l)ig— is. iwrything but the inches ami pounds c.iligory. His rrirri lliMe. s, .sense of humor and comprlilivc spirit have been displaved in every phase of radrl life, lie has also . " irried IheM ' trails into the air as ,a M„,| fivbov. . bove all, his uioHirig smile an l n-rresl,,,,:; ;,llih,.!,. louard life have made .■wT ilimg iusta liltlebil .■.-isirr tor Hill and aronnil him. ■] ' li.,ngh we ' re sure li - won ' l ).eed it. «e wish the l,est .f lurk lo this lirolher Hal and true friend. •■Hillv Willie- DONALD PATRICK DREEIJX Richmond, Virgini. Ci ' il T ' iginee lerv— Privii indClub; t ' .i ' l.i -I. ill, (, . b .Minstrel; Intrai 4, Corporal 3, Sergean nan Club; Officers of th Soeietv of Civil Engineers :-: Companv; Cadet Waitei Is; Clieerleader. With cigar in mouth and back in rack, Donnie staited his ireer as a VMI cadet. Through many joyful and unjoyfnl v ' periences, Donnie has come to be known as the Comedian f The Class of ' 59. He has proven this with his many acts om every girls ' school in this state to the State of Florida the Cllrislrnas vi camp in Oklahoma, lie i toward his dales. Donmc elassmates for his ever p ..III, I,. . .s we watch him " I ' lcise, Donnie, no mor. of Civil Engineers profit 1 the engineering worlil. aU.. ,i ' nothing of 11 for his good manners I.e remembered bv his an. I willingness to ' help Ma III. ety JAMES EASLEY EDMUNDS, III OXII.N IIlLL, M. PVL.VND Ci il Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, i, 1, Corporal 3; . iiuriian Society of Civil Engineers; Officers of the Guard .Vssociation 1; Juflo Team; Xewnian Club; Green Hornet; Armed Forces Club. .lim came to M] to wf.rk and has done so all four years. He has learn. ■-! w.l! Il„. value ..f knowing there ' s a till!.- I,, work ;iii,l a Inn. ' I., plav. Though appearing quiet, hisM-iiM..,f liiuiH.r .-.ii.l I..M..I fim.ira partv make him known 1„ all his Brother Rats. Demonstrating fine leadership as a corporal, he rose through the ranks to the position of color private. Also, how many of us will ever forget " The Green Hornet " ... A nice guy to know, Jimmie will continue to make friends where ' er he goes, and he ' s sure to have a happy and successful future. " Jim " ' -V English, Infantry— Private 4, Corporal 3, Regimental Snppl.v Sergeant i, Second Battalion S-4; Distinguished Military Student; Varsity Baseball 1; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1, Football, Volleyball; President Timmins Music Society; Armed Forces Club i; English Society 3, ' 2, 1; VMI Cadet Staff. Xever to be out-maneuvered by la femme, Ron brouglil tn MI a nnifpie -;ense of determination which must assuredh ' be th.- ..Mill ..I the " Windy City ' s " influence. Although bel.inuiiiL ' ' iiiri.i..lly to that band of ' SSers, he has risen to a re.sp.M p.i ition in and around the barracks elite and maintains a record of some note there. Always to be re- membered for his ability to get along with tlie next guy, in spite of a few " colored " remarks here and there {where did the girls go. ' ), we are certain that this individual will rise to tlie occasion in any walk of life that he may choose. There is an old saying that " validity breeds worthiness; " h ere is our candidate. " Ron " .lOlIX MOKTOX EGGLESTOX. .IR. N ' ORFOLK, VlUGINIA History, Infantrj — Private 4, -2. I, Corporal 3; IIist..rv CInl. 3, ' 2, 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Cress C.inulry Team 4; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Canterbury CUil. 4; Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1; Tlie " Three " Society; Intra- murals 4, 3, 2, 1. like Eggleston and was there ev )nc of Norfolk ' s finest contributio .s s|,cnl r..ur years passing fron, oi 1.1 .111.1 hctic night life has requir. v.Mii.g Morton F.ggl required . s a left ul ample of " The Was there e er a iia a VMI cadet like Mort to VMI and humanity crisis to another. A coi much rest on the part bank student in tlie finest ti.MliliMii. M.irt li.i time for that good eld sack, .. i;..!:.. ' i.ilinl Jet, " " The Liquid, " and M;.i li;.l.l«i.i. has never- tireless maintained a high ar.i.l.iin. si.nMlini; with ultimate plans to take the business world by storm. Not satisfied with a purely academic education, ilort made a trip abroad to try his Spanish. Alas, powerful forces in Staunton soon put a stop to these travels. Morton goes forth from VMI with many old friends and many new ones, determined at all costs to find success and good times, botli of which will most assuredly be his. " Mort " LEOX ELSOX ELSARELLI Portsmouth, Vihgini.v Biology, Artillery— Prix-ate 4, 3, 2, 1; Varsity Track; Otficers lit the Guard Association; Cross Country Team; Rat Track o II h. Rifle Team; Blood Bowl; Glee Club; Virginia Academy ci t lence; Tidewater Club; Archaeology Club. " The " Mouth " is the only remaining creature in his species. Netted in the Dismal Swamp by Dr. Carroll in the summer ot ' 55, he was brought to ' MI for observation in biology. Ho e er, pi ' iyrcs been made with this " Swamp Rat, " and lie li.i- h 11 hi mark on VMI. In h ' s four year stay at the h. h.ts mastered, among other things, track, the Engiisli hiiiun.i c. ;iiid has been able to make many friends. Leon l..i rs I., iiigton to enter the world capable of success in iim t any th hi. be it business, medicine, philosophy, or a quiet lite witli his Connie. Truly a Ijiological First! " Else " ' y!! tS! - ' ' V ' lS ' . " ati- 4, Corporal 3, Si-rycMiit ■- , -in ; History Clill) 3, • , 1; Irilc-rliatioual Relations (1 I ' ' or(vsCkil)3, ' 2, 1; Monogram Clulj t, 3. ' 2, 1; K,. ,ll.all -t, 3, ' 1. 1; H;iskclhall t: ' I ' l ' miis t, :i, J, Captain 1; ' ici- I ' r.-siclcnt of Chi- " I ' . " .!): Itiiii; CMi.iniil hr ; Class Repre- soMtativo t i Athl,-li. r,„iiHn. I!., Mil, Mr i:,! Cup; Doctor l)flaiR-y Footliall A»:n,l; Sp..rl ,,1 ' .-.ll H,,mb; General Committee; Exeeuti ' e Committee. Happv go-luckv and carefree, but at tlie same time steailv anil clep ' endal.le! ' This is John. Surely it would l.c most dilii- cult to Hnd a lietler athlete and fun-loving partv than llie ■•Old Pro. " He has l.een around and has had his kiioi ks Imostly at ' MI); but he has never lost lii.s casual ujamier nor his flair for the exciting good times. .-Vs a roamer of the country and a lover of just being " on the road, " John has taken in many strange and " neat " experiences and given out with man.v P. X. tales, . lthough never one to be depended on at a party (one four years John was the the chips were down Ik: knew what he was going to do next), for nan who ahvavs came through when liVon and on the tennis th on the gr: " Old Pro " h ( lul Vi IR. IIIBBETT l kRIDGI IR PlUTTMlLE HB M -Private -4, 3, -2, 1; Intramurals irguua ice; R. E. Dixon English Societ Offacers ot iation; . labama Club 4, 3, -2, ' 1 Dajtona ed Forces Club. One ot the biggest disappointments of ' 5S- ' 59 was " Roach ' s " ulure to be appointed Regimental Commander. The " Swamp , ll ! luhl ni ran. if shne polish and lost il the second week I III I ll N II iihI iLiMit linlliciv.l |n lin Mivmore. TllC uii| Kil III hilHirnl 1111. In- tli. ' lull. I ' llial Jjolish doesn ' t 1 iki the ui ui uid tho,se of us who know liini will agree. The r t one to get to a party at Stevesville and the last one to ne the Roach has made this place a lot more livable. I wt er the Institute has disagreed with him on a number I I ! n and his well-worn shoes are proof enough. This 111 I I i c broken a lesser man, and for this reason, we feel lilt III w mp Rat will stand out as well as stand up in life II till ( ut ide " Swamp Rat " " Roach " EDWWKl) LEO E. LE, JR. RiClI.MOXD, ' lRGINI. ( i il Lupmcermg, -Artillery — Pri -ate4,3, Sergeant ' ■2, Lieuten- mt 1 Distinguished Military Student; Baseball 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Intnmurrlb 4 3, -2, 1; Newman Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Armed Forces Club; Richmond Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1 ; Cheer Leader 1. Four years ago a very unhappy individual came to ' MI. Trying by every means to escape, Baldy became so entangled in the Institute that he never got out. From athletics to studies to military, Baldy worked hard and made a mark for himself. At parties he was always there, whispering softly into the ear of some lady friend on the dance floor or quietly drinking citrus juices on the beaches from A ' irgiiiia to Florida. Baldy, a one time hell raiser, has finally been quieted down and confined by a certain good looking nurse from Riclimond. Good luck in the future, Brother Rat. WALTER FEROXY IiLFOKD, Connecticut Civil Engineering, Infantry — Private i, 3, i, 1; American Society of Civil Engineers; Baseball 4; Intramurals 4, 3, i, 1, Intramural Manager 1; Member of Officers of the Guard As- sociation; Bavarian Club; Yankee Club; Newman Club; Washington Club. In the fall of 1955, Walt came to ' -MI Inmi Yankee lan.l and, since then, is one of the few who hasr] ' t yet been con- verted to a true Southerner. Walt ' s first three years at the Institute were spent behind the walls of Nicliols Engineering Building or behind a table at " Johnny ' s " . But his last year here led him to new adventures, and he was soon known from Baldwin to Macon for his way with the fairer se.x. Walt is a true upholder of the " foaming suds, " civilian clotlies, and above all " fair lasses. " He will be missed by his Brother Rats when he departs in June, and ' MI will lose a true " first class private, " but the outside world will gain a true " first class engineer. " " Waldo " WILLIAM JAMES I ' HAVEL Plain City, .Ohio Biology, Armor — Private 4,1, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2; Track 4; Cross Country 4; Officers of the Guard Association. Throughout his cadetship Bill has been one of Doc ' s hardest working boys. This has been indicated by his cur- rently high academic standing year after year. Although he is academically inclined. Bill has still found time in his schedule to indulge in a few of the c tr,n rnrrinilnr activities here. His honest, frank, .iii ' l nin tii.iiiricr make him a pleasure in anybod.v ' s ci.rnp.iny Keep ymir exes (Mit Ills guy Fravel; he is going to make uiiu ut the best doctors around. WILLIAM CLAIBORNE FIQUA Xnrroi K ' ll ' riNi BloloM In Club 4 ir mittti M I. 1 1 idirs Ri -Private 4, i, 1, Corporal 3; Canterbury ( ulemv of Science 4, 3, 2, 1; Ring Com- Rifles 1; Glee Club 4; First in Company lourse Fort Meade Summer Camp; First 111 ( ilk itu ( kil It I .rt " Weade; Distiiign ■d Milila -Undent; ' V part ' Where ' ' This is a typical expression that you will probablj hear from " Fuke " when the weekend rolls around E en though he is an excellent part.v man, " Fuke " is just about the most dedicated pre-iiied in the Inisiness. Ilis accomplishments here at VMI acaticmically and iiiilitaril. " are outstanding, but have gone uiinoliced tiirougiunit his cadetship Fuke leaves VMI to cntrr dental school, and it his reser ed, hard working person:i!il :in ! m unl here at MI are in indication tlien we can Iv ;iy he will be one of the best " tooth snatchers " in Iki ' pnifis-ioii. " Fuke " ' rU.J959 KXigriKi. BKN.IAMIX MALAI.IS (.Al.ON, .IK. Sax Fuancisco. ( ' AUFOitxiA „■.! Milil M IiistiUito I Clul.4. a. , I; Ar ' vwaW , I. Cnrponil :J. -MMrnt; UilK- ' IVam 4; n- rrs; Chess Cluh -2; .- (■|ul)a:()lliforsor the (luard Association 1; Hula Hoop Team. After finding liis way throu gh tlie stnog of Calil ' ornia by using his previous military training, Zeke eame to tiie Insti- tute to get a regular eoiiunissinn. Spit and polish came natural to Iutu an l so di.l tiie rank that followed. At the same time that his stripes came to lum so did Father Jamison. He lias since set aside the burden of rank, but he lias not been able to relieve himself of " Jiggs. " Even with this obstacle, he has managed to prove himself one of the best military men that has come out of the Officers of the Guard Association. Even though he faggs rats and roommates alike, he is liked and admired by all who have come within reach of his smile or his stories of soap bars and beer bottles! " Zeke " IVAX MSTISLAV GALYSH WooNsocKET, Rhode Island History, Infantry — Private 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Soccer; Armed Forces Clnb; ' Newman Ciub: Murphy ' s Marauders; Officers of tiie (inard Association. When Jim left Siljcria antl got lost in tlie caves he swore he would come to VMI and take a pathfinding course. Ever since he ' s been agitating a revolt like they had in ' 17. When he eame here a clean, uncorrupted youth, he proved to be a real plugger, has done a fine job here and can point to a good record when he leaves. Ivan plans to go into the Regular Army after graduation and with his drive and ambition, he ' ll lie a •alual)le asset to Uncle Sam. Right now Airborne Hanger is his goal and he ' ll make it. He ' s coming tlu-ough the tlii(k of it with his best side showing. We wish him the best of luck always. " Ivan the Terrible " LOUIS CHARLES GAPEXSKI Des Plaines, Illinois ( hemistry, U. S. Marine Corps — Private 4, Corporal 3, Supply Sergeant ' ■2, First Lieutenant ( ' 2nd Bn. S-3) 1; Dis- tinguished Student 4, 3, ' 2, 1; The Gen. James W. Moore .Vward 4; Floor Committee 4, Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1; American Chemical Society 3, " 2, 1; Cadet Waiter ' 2, 1; Lutheran Club ' i, 1, Vice President 1. Lou came to VMI from a suburb of Chicago, bringing with him a Yankee spirit and a strong devotion to the Marine Corps. During four very successful years here, his spirit has been tempered by Rebel influence and his devotion has been temporarily given to the Corps of Cadets. Consistently liis name has appeared on the top of the list of chemistry majors, as well as on the top at Marine Corps summer camp. Upon graduation Lou will receive a regular Marine com- mission, and will be a part of what he loves. All we can say is remember his name; you will hear it again. " Lou " Pi I ' lv-iiR ' il, Infantry— Private +, ' 2, 1, Cnrporal 3; Rat Wrestling; Xewnian Club; Virginia Academy of Science; Armed Forces ' lul ; International Relations Club; Intramurals; " Q " Club. .Iit!i ' . better known as Jake. lias been alile to slilne in . . r lllilll; lie has done at VMI ilnrinn llie jiast lour vears lb ii:i- .l-iie well in his academics, lias been a good soldier .iiid li:is -liowed at summer camp tlie best of VMI. He is a good friend and a constant winner al parties with bis suave way with women. •iiilio has managed to be a liooii lo liis roommates and neighbors, and lias always nranaged lo show a smile when someone nec.Ied cheering up. When .lulio goes to medical school the army will be losing a g I li ' ader, but the world will gahi a fine ' doctor ■Inbo I .in ' l help but be good in anything he attempts. " Jake " IWII s VlTRFl) (, RNF1T 1 I bl 1 KbBLRG I tGINI V H I gv rmor — Prnate 4 Corporal :i. Color Sergeant 2, I t Iieuteiant 1 ce Pi Icnl of Inlcrnational Relations Clul -issocnte Editor of I n (dee Club Virgimi cidern% of bcience Cintcrl ii ( liil imed Forces Club Episeopil Cidet estr I I I 11 ot 11)95 I ckson r II ith til I r r I k a cir from trtdericksburg irgini i h and out stepped Jim Glrnett Inn let r Mil ition to work hard nid I t tl Institute he has iclii I hi III. I ll ini his Brother Kil ilk fraud Kn Hill I In I nt KII AI.l, WILLIS GEIS Ki KK.sint;, Connecticut ( ' i il Engineering, Marine Sergeant " 2, Second Lieutei Engineers; Armed Forces Intramurals; Yankee Club Month Club. lite i. Corporal :i. CInl.; Blood l)r Whate Ro all decides to be, he is bound to be a success if he works as hard as he did here. He is somewhat a split Ijersi lily: a si holar and second lieutenant during the day, anil a harasser of the authorities after Taps . . . Anyone seen Caplain Blake ' s Crosley.S ' Allhungh sceminglv serious, at times the Goose is anything bill. Wh, never his Brother Rats arc planning a partv. ' he can alu.ixs be counted on to be Ihere and help partake in Ihe b liMli,-,. If hard work, hard play, ami the ability to make friends make for success in life, then Uoyall has no worry. " " of m9. .lA.MKS SA.MIKI, (.ll.l.Krfl ' l K, .lU. i)iNG Mill, Vihgin Civil iMiniiiui-riiin, Arniui— Private , IJ, -2, 1; Varsity Footl«ill 4, :i. ' i, 1; Varsity Track +, 3, i, 1 (indoor and outdoor); Hal Wrestling; Monogram CIuI ; American Society ol ' ( ' i il ICiiginecrs. Wlien Jim Sam came to VMI from deep in the hills ol ' Southwest Virginia he still had havseed in his hair. He began his career here with a hlazc and spent a t;n.„l deal of his time hugging uppcrclassMicn-s, l ,,.„.,,ii,- ,■! line sense ..t Inu -and a Irenieinhnis aliilil v I., .-i iLMir I,k « ;u nnr of evi rv- thing, he has made himself quite popular u ilh liis Brother Hals. His many loves have carried him I ' roui Lexington to Farnnille and back again, but the ladies never got the best ot him. .lini Sam has been an inspiration to many of us because of his numerous displays of keen wit and cunnnon sense. We are sure he will make " us all very prc.nd Ihal lie was a Brotlier Rat for the Class of ' 59. i ' tl k O H Q V 1 f - KIHT .MANFRED GLOECKNER Richmond, Virgixi- Civil Engineering, Corps of Engineers — Private 4, 2, 1, Corporal 3; Distinguished Military Student 1; Football 4, 3; Wrestling 4; Track 4; American Society of Civil Engineers; Richmond Club; Cadet W ' aiter i, 1; Whap ' s Swap Shop 3, i. This " Richmoml Plavb. to VAri with two thi l|..«,.X,T, il dldn ' l t loi.L ' lur Knil 1.1 IViill r lll.ll ,lll lit lll. ' .r ■■lurkv " Unllirli «iiuld lia e to HMll nillil lie lilli-lu-il Ins cilllralMHi at tile Inslitutc. That is how Kurt ' s education began, and since then, with a lot of liard work, he stands in the upper sixth of his class. After ' MI he plans to go on to graduate school to study geology. Althougli Kurt ' s friends are ne ' er sure what he will be talking about acquiring next — a thunderbird or a yacht — they are sure that Kurt, with his f ricndiv ways and pleasing personality, will succeed in any walk of lilV. " Kurt " .lOHX D.WID GOODE Richmond, VIRGIN . Civil I- Vlll.rir Di hii- Air Force— I ' l Ic 4, 3, 1, Serireant i: 111 S.,ri,.|v of (nil Isim ' liicrr,; ll.iiinr C.iiii Member; iii.lir.l Mililiirv Slii.lnil; iiisilv lia.krlliiill t. :i, -I. 1; -am Cliil,; RirliiiKiiid Cliil,; Ollirrrs of llir Guard tion; Daytona Reach Club; Flight Instruction Pro- ) ' gram 1. In Scpfrmbcr. ll).5.5, a quiet, shy bov walked through Ja.k-nn . i. Il iiiid into the arms of B. D. Ay res. Those who know l),i r (i Ic realize that there have been some changes since that tla ' . . long with these changes, this " boy " has matured into a sensible, likable man. His Brother Rats backed up this thcorv by electing him to the Honor Court When June, 1959, rolls ' aroun l. -MI will surely feel the loss of a fine cadet but the I " . S. Air Force will be gaining a splendid pilot. " Dave " EUC.EXE HOWARD GRAYSOX, JR. Uadfoiui, Viugin-ia llistnrv, Infantrv— Private i, Ciirpnnil :S, Color Sergeant ' 2, First Lieutenant ' 1; Distinguislierl Militarv Student; Track 4, Sivimmirig -i; Glee Club 4, 3, Secietarv -2, i ' resi.lerit 1; Canter- liurv Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Religious CouTxil 3, ' 2; Tiiuniins Music Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Archaeology Club -2, 1; Southwest Virginia Club 4, 3, 3, 1; Historv Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Armed Forces Cluli 3, -2, 1; International Relations Club 3, ' 2, 1; Caihi Stall 3, -, 1; Floor Committee 1; Ring Figure Party Connnittcc ' 2; Cadet Waiter 2. The Golden-Throated Grayson has given many long vears to the VMI Glee Club, culminating in liis election to its highest ciffice, president. Gene ' s many activities at VMI, in ol ' which he has done exceedingly ndcd man and a valuable friend. His s]) won lor Inm the respect ot all One ol hill lound a home here. Gene has surp ml- I..T I. ning tin Institnti on pcrnni In uI .iI ,,nl!nv..l njiTni i ni. n 1 . i bespeak a !» Ihmum. . on. ol I 0.1 til, cnihan world, we art . 1 1 h h 1 m w here er he got s M. iX GlGGEXHEniER, .JR. LVXCHBUHG, ViRGINI.A History, Infantry— Private 4, 3, -2, 1: History Club; Inter- national Relations Club; Lynchburg Club; Canterbury Club: Basketball Manager; Hop and Floor Committee; Officers of the Guard Association; Wrestling; Intramurals 4, 3, ' 2, 1. Max is just a plain country boy hailing frona, in, around, and all over the little mountain community of Lynchburg, ' ;i. After working in Florida for half a year, lie returned to the Institute in the middle of our second class year where he has bet ' n working overtime on his studies ever since. . ltliongh a history major at VMI, he has contmued lo bike 1 our c ill Ci il Engineering and plans to go to graduatt sclioo! [ i roll Mil iir these studies. M;i 1 Olio ol I he few of us who takes ever,ything serioush and tries Lo do his best at all times. Due to his smcerit , perseverance, and friendliness, it is a sure bet that he will go a loTig way in life as he has done here at VMI. " Max " DAVID Wl 1,1.1AM (iWVXX XOUFOLK, VlHGINI. fi d Engineering, Artillery— Private 4, 3, -2, 1; Anicrican Societ of Civil Engineers 3, " 2, 1; Intramurals 4, 3, ' 2, 1; lidiwater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Cadet Waiter 1; Rat Football 4- Rit Track 4; Officers of the Guard Association 1, A ( o (,mdon Bearer 1; Little Gvm ComnnttiL 2, Monogram Minstrel ' 2, 1. St Tide ot tin ngton Rat of all, and ccrtainh on at last brings to an end his four years in Ll iiv be casilv said of Rill that durnig the tour Mars iii hue have known liiiii he lias " worked hard, lixui bird, played hard. " During the week Bill was laitlitulh a working " Injuneer, " but come the weekend. Bill woiiM rsl out the arch to lead another de astating itt.u k on will. Macon, or the Briar Patch A stiongir .hIm., it, ot oaniing .sud,s, the .let, the Big N, Southnn » oni iiihood. riiitv parties .and VMI never lived Bill will 1« a .i.dit ' .I wiuther at a party or on the job in tli m us t n, " Bill " ! Bi I? V ■SV " ' , ' ' J 959 W AHLINCJTON, " ll{GI Clu ' inisli-y. Air Fonv I ' t. ( ' ..rpor,!! :l, Si.ppv St-.miiI ■- ' , ( ' Mptaiii I; DistillKuisli.-.l MiIiI;ma MimI, ,,I, I(,,i li., -k,! I„1I I-; ' ;irsily Swiiiiniinf; :i. - ' . ( " .:ipl;iin I, lire. .i. I,, .,1 llir 11 ![■ Court 1; Amurii-Mii ( liniii.-il S.i.i.ix :1, S,-,-,,,,,! Cla s Hcprcseiitative i. Vice prcsiduiil 1; Flyiiiy Inslruttioji. A higli level of achievement in all piiases of cadet life is oli- laiiied liy few; Boh is one of these few. Particularly note- worthy were his rises from a third class corporal to a first class captain and from aTi avcrafic swinnncr to co-captain of the team. Although Boh was aluays l„i.y dnriuL ' his four years here, he always had time foi In, r:i orih iMlr:i or, winning friends. His ever present siml. .nul |il. ii m- p, rsoriality have won him a warm spot of rciiHinl.raiH !■ in llir Lcarls of all his ISn.llirrKats. In, Ids the standards of V.MI in high .slccm and lives ar, ,.r,lnii;lv. It is because of this that « c know that he will he a nnghly hue officer when he dons his Air Force Blue. " Bob " ROBERT SniPSOX HAUSER NORRISTOWN, PeNNSVLV. - ' IA Civil Engineering, Infantry — Private i, 3, i, 1; Rat Basket- ball; . rmed Forces Club; American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Officers of the Guard Association; Intrannirals; Gym 3, ' 2, 1 . - s September, 1955, stole upon Virginia, so did Robert " Simpson Hauser Septemiiers will come and go, but there will n tr be mother " Hans " . This military genius from Penn- himi has completely foiled the Institute. By skillfully nt n!imii (rmj a barracks window, and several post- al n li 1 h I, managed to get out of military duty for I III II 111, 111. v Boh has taken time from his battle " illi 111 111 litiilc lo acquire the uniquely southern arts of Uno belles md graeiousness. " This versatile " gallant " dso knows well the roles of a " Steve Canyon " and of a Civil I ngmeer Perhaps his greatest accomplishment has been the mikmg of in unlimited host of true friends. Although Bob won his battle with the Institute, the South won the war beeiuse our friend goes North a Yankee no more. " Haus " RICHARD ADOLF HEIX OHLA.XDO, FlOHIDA History Intantrv— Private 4, 1. Corporal 3, Sergeant -2; Rat I otbill rmed Forces Club; Lutheran Club; Leader of Murph s Mirauders. E en after four years of the ridiculous life in barracks, Dick has not had enough His ambition is and always has been to be 1 Regular rniy man. No doubt with the craving he has lor this form of life, he will be an outstamliiig olhcer through- out his Despite his efforts t. est.ihlisli a German military machine in barracks and his minicrous escapades leading Murphy ' s .Marauders, lie has r..ini.l Iniir lo be a friend to all. The " Kraut " has . li..-. ii In, ivil, -I..-I.,. and a fine choice it was. X wish for all I In liappin, ,, in the world goes to Dick from the Class of ' .j ' .l lie will nrlainlv be a success in anything lie undertakes. " Kraut " ' r::::::: j ' M ■ :... .. fc ER ON WASHINGTON ' IIEISHMAN Mt. Jackson, Virginia History, Infantry — Private i, 1, Corporal 3, Sergeant ' 2: Aru..-,1 Forces Club 4, 3, i, 1; Tinimiiis Music Club 3, ' 2; liil.iiiili.inal Relations Club ' 2, 1; R. E. Dixou English . I. I i 2, 1, Manzolillo Rifles 1; Metliodist Club 4, 3; lull niuu lis 4. Glee Club 4, 3, i, 1, Vice President 1; Bomb htaii. ActiMties Editor 1; Distinguished Military Student 2, 1 Officers ot tlie Guard Association 1 ; History Club " 2, 1. i way to this hall. Virginia. As chicl ■.1 liolc I ' r Tlie " Digger " made «n hamlet in Norther M1,,kMi„ ( liamber ol ( ommi-rce, ernon has lieen a smasliiiiK .Mirr, ,s. Tliough -Mt. .biikson may never 1)C rciiieiiibcrcd f(.r anytlniig else, it «il] go do ™ in the meiinrics of ' .51) as the lionic of this HrollKT Rat. true friend, and all around " good fellow " . His w illiML iHss Im hrlp others, his sense of duty, and all conquering riisi. ..r honor have won for him a place in the hearts of Hroiliir KjN, faculty, and all who have known him. Wliether he the army or a chain of funeral homes upon which to rest his attentions, tlie sweet smell of success will alw ays he his. " Heish " DEAN JOSEPH HELPER Westerville, Ohio l iii Irical Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, Corporal 3, S. rijr;iiil 2, First Lieutenant 1; American Societv of Electrical Kri-iiHcr,; Rifle Team; Intramurals: Stunt-of-thc-Month Inb; . rmed Forces Club. Hailing -from Ohio, Dean m.ul.- Uv p,,,pl ' Wcstcrvillc vcrv happv when he departed f..r VMI. Their loss was dcfiiii- nitely VMLs gain. While here at VMI, Dean, a man of high ambition, has shown outstanding qualities in leadership as working his wav up to first licuteii ' mt Dean, like all Electrical Engineers has liad • .•iiid has done it in fine st lc, l.iil i I strain. Dean, c admire our aniluti ii in along with people e will ne cr forj,cl helped to make our tour jears at MI im ■ill forever be a friend and " Brother Rat ■Demo ROBERT LARRIE IIOBsON Alex. ndri. , irgim Ph ' Arfilli If. il s id to traNcl sweat and iiht to get Nou line idin„ ' ..u id II I I I nil lii I III 4 i ' 1 |)is lini;iii,h,,l lihl in lii 1 III i l!,l I II ill (, II f i ' 1 InlrnniuniU 4, i ' 1 Ki . m OIIims sso, i w ird ' licgiiiniiig Physics Vward 3, rmed 1 orccs Club 4, 3, 2 1 - iiierican Institute ol Phjsics, Treasurer 3, Secretar ' President 1; Honor Court 2, ice President 1 Chairmin Ring Figure Ring Committee Monogram Minstrel II ho s i] ' lio Among Students in imencan Colleges and I nuersttus If so to de III Ih t onrc 1 t pKll MI whit 1 AII ( ukt shouhl he r iTMill uoiill I I I il.h rcstmbU R 1 IIobs.MI Bobs hicvcincnls, ji. I s. II ilit ind wi(U inflmiuc within thc-c 1(1 stone walls is er} nearlj as well rounded as is Bob hiin- If. A native son b adoption. Bob brought what he had to I ' cr and gave freely to the Institute iiid liis Brother RUs Ike. He ha. liner allowed himsdf I li iiu - niiilnc iv d in III riiiiipliA r iliii ot ph slcs as I n i- .■ al .lol . r a class parts B I . nil I i dali ' li.L-. Ikiii 1 long-term projc. I m lln join etty and swut little gal named Lois. Best of ■sf. Xo more can lie said, except . . . " There are three things a man must do Before his days are done; Plant a tree, take a wife, and Give tlie world a " " Bob " il .im.k (k lo til, vf 9S9. WILLIAM . L VS IIOl.T, .IH, RlrilMOM), VlUGlXIA Clicmistrv, Artillery — Private 4, Corporal ' i, Suppiv Sergeant ■2, Private 1; Riehmoncl Clul ; Newman Clulj; Cadet Wailer, Despite the fact tliat Bill ' s struggle to get out of ' MI wasn ' t what lie considered fun, we feel that he will make his mark in the world whether it be in the field of chemistry or not. He is usuallv the little " quiet " man Ijehinil much of the uproars in barracks. As a ladv killer, manv are left to witness his genius in this field. What makes Hill tick. ' Test tulies, girls and fim! The fact tliat he can keep .Tim on edge and all shook up kccjis him h.-ippv. Wc know that Peggv, a certain prcttv lilllc blond, will never liave a dull iiiomcnl «ith tins bov around. The truth is that Bill has plenly ..f good conuiion .sense, and self determination and is interested in seeing tliat otliers get a fair break. Best wishes Bill, we ' ll read about you in tile newspapers. " Bill " PATRICK ROBERT HUGHES Norfolk, Virginia Electrical Engineering, . rtillery — Private 4, 1, Corporal 3, Sergeant ' 2; Armed Forces Club; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Wrestling 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, % 1. Out of the swamps and tlie liayous of Louisiana, down the [Mississippi, tJirough the gulf and up to Norfolk where he was waslied ashore came the little red-headed animal. He finally arrixed at ' MI in the fall of ' 35 and e.xpecte d to spend the rest of his life trying to graduate. A military science major, he also found time to squeeze in music and poetry appreciation and many hours of horizontal lab. He also gets in a few minutes a week studying electrical engineering for which he has no interest at all. If electrical doesn ' t halt his colorful career, he intends to contribute his many talents to Uncle Sam. " Pat " THOM.VS EDWARD CALLIS HUGHES D.V.VVILLE, ' IKGI ■IA Physics, . rnior — Private 4, , Corporal 3, Sergeant 2; Wlio ' .-i Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; Distinguished Military Student; American Institute of Physics; Officers of tlie Guard Association 1; Golf Team; . mateur R.adio Club; Armed Forces Club; International Relations Club; Soutliside Virginia Club. Tom ' s cadetship has been characterized by liard work, a desire to do everything to the best of his ability, and a sense of fair play. Although he never wore stars, his grades were always good which accounts for those lights in the wee hours of the morning in the physics building. Always taking an interest in his fellow cadets, Brother Rats have worn a path to liis door for academic aid, bull sessions, or just plain friendship. Tom may not graduate in time to be on the first rocket to the moon, but one tiling is certain, he ' ll be on the second! His driving personality, sinceritv, and quest for knowledge will carry liim to the top in his chosen field of .science. " Tom " 3C .lOlIX WAVKRLY HTXMCrTT AsiiBriix. Vihginia Biology, Air Force— Privat. ' i, - ' , 1, ( Wrestling; Track; Intranuinil ; lili Club; Virginia Academy of St i.ri.r; Club; Wesley Foundation; ' a l,l St;il of the Guard Association; Distingu Company Clerk. From all over the state of Virginia hails John, or " Sugar P, " as he is known to his friends. The majority of the Virginia cadets can claim to have had John for a neighbor at one time or another, for he has lived from one end of the state to the otlier. Somewhere duriTi lii I i;i .K, 1h ' ;h (|uirc(hi ii ..v.tu lii Im- orporal3;Rat Football; ■ Club; . niic(l Forres liihTnational liclatioli.s ■;(mi,-t Waiter; (MKccr.- shed AFROTC Cadet; ig pel nalitv ill lir,| i.U ; unending stream of ji ' kt-s, rniiaiks. and .-jougs dial he knows. This summer the Air Fon e will receive a " regular " who is guaranteed not to sweat anything and who can go to sleep at the drop of a pin, while IIca en help the man who wakes him up. Whether in the Air Force blue or in his favorite old sportcoat, John will still have the warm good nature and determination which will guide him along the road of success. " Sug P ' THOMAS BENJAMIN INCK, JR. Kenbridge, Virgixi. Civil Engineering, Artillery— Pri ate -t 3 i 1 lootbillt J -.;, 1; Ba.sketbalU; Baseball -I; IntramuraK + J ' 1 n» ri lean Society of Civil Engineers Ofhcers of the Guard Vssin i tion 1; Southside Virginia Club 4, 3, ' i, 1 President ol South side Virginia Club 2, 1; Dayton i Beach Club As most of us made our wa through Jackson rch thit fateful day in ' 55, our friend Tom was already trying to bt it the system, and he has done an outstanding job of it in tin past four years. Although the Institute mter ened seMnl times and the Kid found himself with the Saturday and ul nesday Evening Club walking penilt tours Tom his Im n nil Br illr Ihllll til he Ik gootl till football and studies and is one ol lli I « managed to stand in the top of tin I i little or no sweat. His compctitn sjniit fun loving attitude will undoubtedly maki standing place in the world just as thej ha him in our r " KenbiiiU Kid " To J MES FRANKLIN INGRAM D N ILLE, VlRGINI. History, Marine Corps — Private i 1, Corporal 3, Sergeant i General Committee; Ofhcers of the Guard ssociation, Prtsi dent 1 Ring Figure Committd rmed Forris (liib Soutlisidr iiuiniii Cliili; liil, in it i n il Rcl itluiis ( liil Archa,M|,,Mx- Cliil,; V,.stiiiilisl.l 1 . II «sliip 7 «i;W;» St ill History Club; Bluud Bowl; WI.MB Club Intramurals From Southside Virginia, Jim came to VMI to set his ni ii I among those who ha ' e passed throug h Limits Gate and gui n their classmates a joyinis and lis iiiitnig Inendship Inn was never one to lu- a b t;iiidii w 1 ii s miething was going on, espeeiallv in a room lirl.ali i i 1 1 ip I . i girls school f)n one of ' trips, a s«rrl ;,nd I nun (, rji i _ ' il . iptnrc d his llcarl and srlll.d liiiii A.. u (In llil I« l I slid about Jim, lie r:i,i liini Lis l;ili iil I ii Minn. «l lli i it In the Marine Corps, red lint sp Its i, ,IKni_ Wliillui Jim chooses to fly in the JIarini. Coips oi go iiit I i w km w that with his sincere and effer escent pt rs iiilil In will alwavs be an inspiration to others and will (iitimU itt iiii the ultimate goals in life. " .Jim " of m9 UK lIAitI) l,A Vlii;. ' K IRONS ' )l(KTO N, ' lKGI IA VW ' A ii wvr n ' . Arlillery— Private K ( ' (irpcnil :!. Firsl Si-r-i ' Mi.t -, ' , C.iiipMMv Coinmander 1; l)i,sliii ;ui, -Military Slialciil ■- ' , 1; KrliKJoMs Council 3; GUv Cliil, : A.mTican Socic ' ly or fivil KiifjinciTs 3, 2. 1; CaiitiTJuir.v Clul) t, 3, - , 1; Kiiif; Figure Committee i. They say that dynamite conies in small packnf;es, and Dic ' k is no exception to the rule. Whether il he a hif; exam jr a parly, Dick always handles the situation with the greatest ..t ease. lie to the rank of Company Coimnander. aii.l no -onipany had more respect for its Captain than did " C " Company. A true friend, sincere in tliought, Dick will always retain a warm spot in the heart of the class of ' 59. " Dick " MICIIAKI. .M.Uni.X IHVI.XE, .11! Ft. B.vkeh, S-ms. lite, C. lifohxh Ci il FngineerinK, . rnn r— Private i, 1, Corporal 3, Sergeant ' . ' ; arsity Rifle Te:nu 4, 3, 1, Manager 1; .1. V. Rifle Team Alanager ' 2; . rmed Forces Club i, i, 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 3, -2, 1 ; Company Officers of the Guard Associa- tion Representative 1 ; Ring Figure Committee 2. Mike came to VMI as an " Army Brat " from Oslo, Norway. His personality soon won him many friends during his Rat year and before he could get into much trouble, he was a third. One of the " take life as it comes " set, his third and second class years soon passed uneventfully with the excep- tion of that ratefni Rinir Fiiinre ni ht when his roving days urn- l.nMiL-ht tu ,■! MTcrrliinL- l.iilt liy nne " Miss Ann. " After ' " " ' ■ 1 " " . i " lil, hiiid wiiilci- ;iimI as many hot sum- in,. rs, Mike has rraliz,.! In, gual- (innlnation. " Mike " LAWRENCE FORSYTIIE .JOHNSON Norfolk, Vikgixh I ' rc-Medieal, Infantry — Private 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Varsity Indoor Tnirk t, 3, Outdoor Track 4, 3, Cross County 4, 3, 2, 1; iirnii.i . cademy of Science: Baptist Training Union 4; TulewaterClub. Larry will graduate this June as one of the highest ranking Iire-meds. Surely no man at VMI deserves laurels more than " the Johnson. " Not only in academics, but also in his feats on the track and on the cross country field, Larry has shown his fierce competitive spirit and strong desire through con- scientious and determined drive to be at the top. Larry is motivated by his will power that if something must be done, it should lie done to the best of one ' s ability. While at VMI, Larry has inspired many with his personal drive and his " a time to work, a time to play " attitude. This can be il- lustrated by his constant presence at late stud.v and at all class parties. He mixed work and play in perfect equilibrium, and came up with a well liked and well respected man. " Larry " , «« f V I ' l II 1H()M S JOHXSOX, JR. lil} VOKE lRGINIA lie. trie il Fnjiiiferiiig. Air For.r incr 1,1 T.i Iln i. Corpdral 3, 1 , ' , I ' nsi.lont 1; meri i Ii III iilc nl ' I ' .lr.ln. :il r.n-nMvrv. " i. ,-l iKiirniaii 1 ; Distiivi " I I vriiori; ( ,1,1, :m,iin r..Mii,aii p. .-s, ■ , i; irsit li ick Indoor and Duldoor 3, J, 1, Monoiiniiii Clul.; Roinoke Club Flight Instruction Program 1; II ' Ao ' 117(0 imong Student ' in American Colleges and Universities. Pete knew little of the VMI type of life when he entered the Institute in the Fall of 55, but in four years he has come to belie Gifted early in 1 outstandi selection national Ontsl; judg • of the qualitic .alii,-, p. |.h,|. 1. all the A ' MI system. i,le 111, ' (■ ,. H.ars 111 lliall ilrall lia. !„■. 111,1 .Ml Ih,- lil i-nlarlv iKitliail illi lii,. of 111, ' nt, strong cliaracter and guiding influence that finall brought to his shoulders the highest honor a class can give a man, the presidency oF the VMI Honor Court. Pete acceptcil the ri ' s|.,.ii-,ilinil - of l. ' iHlni-; ,.iir h,.ii,.r . sl, ' in with hmnljle- ness and li.i. . i , .1 , :i|ijM ami Willi .iiii-,rity. As a man ,)f ambili,.ii aii,l al.ilil . r,l,- I, a ,l,iih,ii, Hal, ' ,1 again and again his leadership in all phases ol Institute life. If the world is looking for this combination of ability, forccfulness and determination to do his best in whatever lie undertakes, it need look no further. " Pete " .inSEPII CARL KASKO McKees Rocks, Pexxsyl anh Chemistry, Armor— Private i. A. - ' . 1; U ' lm U h t Students in American Colleges and Unirersil i 1 i it Football 3, 2, 1; Varsity track 3, ' 2, 1; Rat B k II II Monogram Club 4, 3, 2, 1; New-man Club 4, 3, 1 Chemical Society 4, 3, 2, 1; Honorable Menti, n • II C, inference Football Team 1. With a head full of radical ideas and onllilnll I i II ii slang, Carl entrri ' d the L ' rav walls of 111,- IiinIiI iI III to cut a notch |,ir liiniM-ll Om- IliM iiiipr,-sM,,i l( 1 lasting one. 11,- »as a Mi;l,l I,, li,-li,i|,!. Ini.l I II Rat line, with a br,,a,l grin ,.ii his fa,-c and li ur about his whole manner. The degree of his hcrcLiitss on the gridiron can only be surpassed by his loyalty to his manj fr ' I I certain girl named Carol. Carl studied h ird uid tude t but he still found time for pi i iiu 1 I k Ol 1 is friends. He has been a greit ii tl i I to mil of his Brother Rats, and wc ir mii II II e nderful success. " Schnupsis " l UNF MONROE REEFER 1 Bl RG IRGIVl Bi 1 It tr — Pri ate 4, 3, 1, Sergeant 2 Distiivuisl 1 Miht r stile t Tr k 4, 3, 2; Football 4, 3, 2 1 II A 11 4 g " i le t inerican Cnlleges and Un r I Presi lei t of Honor Count; Monogram ( liil H lu i Cou c 1 L 1 cl burg Club. er aero I from Lynchburg to " J II in tli I II I e e known as " Doc Kecfcr 1 from Lynchburg to " J II in tl 55 s 1 II made quite a name for himscll li arst II I ir years, Verne has been -i r I i for tl c t u O r tl rd class year Verne was ckcttd tc tl Honor Court and became First Vice President our first clis- year. The credit of having church in .1. M. Hnll is hrgeh hi to Verne. On.- lliiiiL: tliaf h,- lia iiiaii;m,-,l I,, k | I is the fact thai l„- l- ,|llll,- a " mi,,u -man ■• IiIh-iilI, , I, I, ,11 .seen around s,l I n il h a :;iil, li,- inak,-. up r,,,- 1,.,| inn,- ,liniii: holidays mill w,vk,-ii,l,,. Nc.M year Verne goes t,. Wall,,., Ian, I,, , ,,ii!i ■ lii. slialy in medicine. In a few years if any of u, 11,-, ,1 in, ,lh 111 all, 11 1 ion, I am sure that we will be able to fin, il in l.yn, libiirg al Keefer and Son, M.D. ' s. " Verne " of 9S9. (lOlilxiX WiMAX KKISKI! DlCWKH, Vnu,n ln, Ilishirv; Miirinc Ciirps— I ' rivMic t. Corporal ' i. Sfrgninl - ' , Sc,o,„l hioutciKii.l 1; Intnimunils . ;J, • , 1; (ionc-ral Coni- roilU-.- I; Aniu ' d Korcvs Clul] 1, :i, • . 1; Lutlierari Club I-, , ' f. t; )rilo unmo to ' MI rruiii that niiU. high citv ot Dcnxcr, Colorado, with a mile high amhition. His main " al in Hfi ' is lo he an officer in the Mariru ' Corps, and we are sure that in lime he will, like ' MI graduates before him, become Com- nnindant of the Marine Corps. . s the old .sa.ying goes, " The cpiiet ones arc the ones to watch out for! " The tactical officers should have kept this in mind, for whenever anything hap- pened to their cars or they found themselves locked in their room.s, Gordo was the man responsible. His warm smile, good lunimr and willingness to lend a helping hand have won hinj many la. ting friends at VMI. " Gordo " ,IOH PAGE KEilP, .IK. El Paso. Texas I ' .iiL ' li-h, Infantry— Private 4, 3, 2,1; Distin iiis Olli. rr of the Guard .Association 1; VarMl I C,i, , Start ' 3, Contributing Editor -2, Start ' 1 ; A Biimm; English Club 3, Secretary i Internatic Club 3; R. E. Dixon Society l; ' Texas Club 4 Committee Muralist 1; Foxtrot Company Fi ■d Shidciit 1; ■ If . ;i. ■- ' . I ; ..i.-il,. lal Relations 3, -2, 1; Hop d Representa- ntoitun idu The Kemp w Is one of thost ii V-MI iiot having the slight. -I ink Feeling it beneath his di_nil I inerel.y ingored it Curxm 1 n ignoring people, he reilh hk. ili, i licing one of the best liked ind k i pass through Jackson rch ltl serves to consist mosth of the ibiht to bilu anylhiiig on his .Inn p. ople ln%e l wa of Ix cli.iiiii ' d iiid , rih M 1 b him If he can be left unbothered drink a Httir wmk, slioot par golf, and keep his love-lift nnicniplicalcd, lie uill be happy, and a guy worth knowing «hi ood men L er to the itncal talent e practicalh const nth W WILLIAM BERRET KESSLER, .)R Montgomery, Alabama Electrical Engineering, . ir Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sup- ply Sergeant ' 2, Captain (Regimental S-4) 1; American Insti- tute of Electrical Engineers i, 1; Distinguished Military Student; Cadet Start ' 4; Deep South Club 4, 3, 2; Alabama Clubl. Kess, an .Alabaina-lired phenomenon, came to VMI { three things in mind: to get stripes, to organize an .Alabama Club, and to become a proficient electrical engineer. Judging from his behavior our rat .year, wc lost hope for this amazing kid, but he came back w " ith startling etticiency. .After ac- quiring complete satisfaction in all three goals, excluding the zippers he kept on his stripes for quick removal during rank make-over periods, he strove on to still further ' Mi goals, although not military nor academic achievements, but rather amourous ventures at Southern Seminary. Bill ' s esses there have been the highlight of his career here the Institute. If tie can just get the militar.y out of his mind, I ' m sure he will be very successful in the .Air Force. t KICKXE SPEXt ' ER KIXG XciliFOLK, iriGIXIA Ilisturv, Artillery— Private t, 3, -2, 1; R:xi Footl«lli Golf 4, 3, i, 1; W restling -t, 3, ' 2, 1; Iiilr;iiiuir;il Wrestling -Medal i: Monogram Club; American Sueietv of ' i " il Engineers 3; History Club 2, 1; Cadet Waiter ' 2, ' l; Ofiieers of the Guard Association 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1. Gene came to VMI and ran into college life with a smash. A confirmed engineer at first, he later decided the life of a liberal arlist was the life to lead. He can be found afternoons leading thi Gene has oftei couldn ' t do that. tlie hilt ' pressed his jihilosophy Bii be heai anil he ' X.. v.,ii uuniblii .Inl I l(. ladv in terms of, " I ng he can faintl.y You name it one of the boys! ig, " VI nt thal ' s whal makes 1 s been able to stop him yet though he ha: been known at times to slow down rather hard, especially in the ifinity of Mary Bald vin. A guy with more principles, determination and will to win could not be found anywhere. The future will hold many surprises for all of us but we feel Gene von ' t miss in whatever he undertakes. " Gene " WILLIAM CARLTOX KIRKLAXI) Vm " GU() , ' lKGIXL Cnil Engineering, Armor — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4, 3, 2, 1 Track 4, 2 . iiierican Society of Civil Engineers " 2, 1; (mUl St iH ' S(.ntlnvest Virginia Clul) 4, 3. -2, 1; Intramurals 2 1 Hi Bop I iiUL to VMI overlooked and overfed, and ma.le a liil with eNerj-thing except the EE Department. This soon bi( light a quick switch to the " Civil Boys " and headeii liiiii 111 the direction of four years of sack with a minor in P. checks Although " Kirkie " whoofed down the coffee and " Colincloggers, ' he managed to become one of Big John ' s fust line boys, and one of the better linemen for the Big Red. He became famous for his cross country tours after games to see the only person in the state who could handle him — the . liee. We wish him the best of luck in the future and may his dream of lia -ing his own family football team come true. " Unmarked " THOMAS KLEMENKO HicksN ILLE Ne v York Ci il rngineering, .4rmour — Private 4, 2, 1, Corporal 3; lrslt Rifle Team 4, 3, 2, 1, Co-captain 1; Intramurals; Vnuncin Society of Civil Engineers; Monogram Club; imid Forces Club; Ring Figure Mess Jacket Committee; ( mpiin Food Representative. l 1 ll Ti hlute accepted Tom into the Corps, the nt J ) I of its most well liked guys. He had no com I t 111 Rat line, and needless to say, it came as quite 1 sli ,k lo liim. Through liard work and his ability to get along with others he has manageil to put lioth the Rat line and the academics liehind liiiii. His good work as a leader will not soon be forgolti ' ii liy the inemlters of the Rifle Team. Tom has not lost sight of his responsibilities to the social world, however, and few good parties have slipped by him. Though small in appearance, we know him to be very big at heart and wish him the best for the future. " Tom " ' ' rr ' ' J 959 I ' cTii.K, Infiiiilrv- IVivMli- . ( ■.,r|)..ial :!, Coloi S.r-rMiil MM. I l ' ' iisl Sc ' i-Ki ' :uil -I, CMptMiii 1; Riit Wri ' sllijif;; Oul-hiiHliiif, ' HOrC Cndcl ■- ' ; DisliiiKUuslR-d liOTC Cadit: lOJS) Uiiia ComiiiiUco; Aillcricaii Society of Civil Kiif;irn-cis; Westminster Fellowship; Rieliinond Clul ; InteriMtional Relations Club {sic) ; Armed Forces Club. Bill came lo llie liislitute from Powhatan, Virginia. During his R It i II tliiK w IS some contusion as to who the Rat w Is who looMRd III 4tfl tiom the town with the Indian name II did net tiki lon ' Icii the foips to Kirn whit potc ntl d liill IihI 1I iioI oiih shoH.ll Ihit hi hid „i. It poliiitid l.ul his ( , ill.d ill ill ol Ins niidiil ikiii s 11, mil d»i s l« Klllcllll.cKdassnlllcollL «llucnuhl IjL d, p, lld, d ,11 I. „, 1 ill, t isk done, how e ei gicat it was Bill si in I In li m Ihi c cs ol his instructors, military superiois ml In li smites hate el load he ina take, militar ,n il n llu liuli i s 111,1 liN uiNs ,.l ( imI 1 ii„niiiiiiiu Bill «ill I,, I ludit to Ml liis,,,inili iiidhisSiiU • Bill ].i;() ai,bi:rt kramkr, jr. Richmond, Vihginlv Civil Engineering, Infantrv— Private 4, Corporal 3, First Sergeant ■, ' , S,rg,aiit Major ■, ' , Rcginienlal S-4 1 ; Di.stinguished Military Stu.leiit i, 1; Ral K, l!at Basketball; In- lianinials t. :(. ■. ' , 1; First I ' lair S,pla,l Conipelitiiin; Newman Club t, 3, -I, 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, -1, 1; Armed Forces Club 1; American Society Civil Engineers 3, 2, 1; Military E,litor of Cadet; Chairman of Ring Figure Committee. This ivH liiiMiiiiI boy came to VMI with high hopes and aniliil ' wliirh he turned into realities. Those who knew Biidd ir iKitrd, admired, and liked him for his intelligence, iiil,-Mly, anil friendly p,Ts,.iialil - Alllinuuli I ' oiisi-ieiitions ; studies and ) find tinii ■it that Bndil .n iii ahi to Klrhl id.Th, iiiilly ilispla.icd in.spirod many, I ' ll him to his numerous ac- liiture points to the sky in the MILAN PIERSOL KRICKOVIC Pittsburgh, Pennsylv. nh Biology, Armor— Private 4, 3, J, 1; Wrestling i, 1, Rat Wrestling 4; Rat Football; Track 4, 3, i; Cadet Staff; Virginia . cademy of Science; Glee Club 4, 3; Officers of the Guard Association. From out of the ilarkest extremities of a coal mine shaft came the confirmed " Yankee " we call Krick. He didn ' t know why he came, but once he was here, he decided he ' d have to take it. .After graduation this June, Krick will go to join the ranks of those in the meflical profession and part ways with the frieiiils h,. sn ,.a,iU n.a.l,. , lnl.■ -.liiig through the ;i siii ' ic .litij- III ' l,;, s just as he was in " mill. " He will !«■ ,, snr, Lexington when ' h- uill ivniani in 0,r biinl i: Brother Rats, instnii tors, aii,l tcllow -wrestler; emory of bis ELDER LEE LASH PiniTSMouTH, Virginia Civil Engineering, Infantry— Private 4. 1, Corporal 3, Sergeant ' 2; American Society of Civil Engineers 3, 2, 1; Intramurals 3, -2, 1; Blood Bowl 3; Varsity Wrestling 1; Tidewater Club 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; " F " Co. Officer of the Guard Association Representative. From the swamplands of Tidewater came Elder. During his third and second class years, Elder did well both aca- demically and militarily. He had one goal in mind, to become a first classman and graduate. Now after four years of trials and tribulations it is ratlier doubtful who is happier about his graduation. Elder or a certain little simtliern belle from ( ' iiurkntuck. ' irgi ia. KAI.Pn DREBEX LAWSON ( ■. TIC(.. VllfGr.VIA Civil Eiiiiincrriiiir, Iiifanlry— Private 4, 3,1, Sergeant 3; I ' hihM.ii i,ia(lrr.s uursc -2, I ; Officers of the Guard Association i; Cn-c;, plain Basketball Team 1 ; Basketball Team 4, 3, 2, 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 3, ' i, 1; Monogram Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Baseball 4; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1; Yob-ball 4, 3, - : Summer School 3, ' ■2, . The Ralpher came to VMI in 1955 with one goal, to become an officer in the Marine Corps. During his four years here, although not setting any academic records, he has done ex- ceptionally well militarily and athletically. He became inc i | Yob ' s boys and went on to make co-captain of the,tll team his senior year. He is surely one of the most well likcl and well respected men in the barracks; and one can be quite sure that when the Marine Corps finally gets Ralph, they will truly find out what this VMI man is capable of. Sic semper fidelis. " Ralph ' WILLIAM (iARXETT LEE, III AlexaiNdhia, Vihgixia Electrical Engineering, Air Forci — Private L Cnrporal 3, Sergeant 2, Second Lieutenant 1; American Institute of Electrical Engineers 3, 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 3,2,1; Wesley Foundation 4, 3, 2; Religious Council 2; International Re- lations Club 1; Summer School and Re-exams 4, 3, 2, 1. " Fat " , the Air Force Brat, became a rat with nothing more than a can of polish and an eager attitude towards the system. But the change that came over him from the Rat who actually got called down for straining too hard, to the sport who skipped out of the obstacle course on the spring hike his second class year, was typical of his change of interest. Early in his cadrlNliip hi ' became known as " Re-exam Lee " ' but with firm d. immnilHiti he has stuck out the battle with the slide rule and with an additional boost from late study has conquered the E.E. dejjarlment. That all the world loves a fat man is very fitting for our Brother Rat, and we are all sure that the Institute ' s own Orson Welles will be a sure success in any endeavor he under- takes. " The Fat " of m? UOIiKiri ' VAN-KWAI I.KINC; Taipei, Tai«v Cin.N KI.-.-l,i,Ml KngiTurriiif;, Arlillcrv Private . IS, -2, 1 ; Aini-riiMii liisliliil.-of i:i,.(tn(:il l ' ' ,iit;iru ' i]siSii((ci ;J, -2, 1; Crnss Ci.uiilrv k lii,l(.,,r and Oiiia.K.r Tnick : NVuiiiiir. Cliili t, :i; AniK-a Ki.rcTS Cluh 3. ' i; Iiilt-ni.-iliolKil Relations Club -t, a, ' 2, 1. ' .MI imist have hclil something special for Charlie, as he eamc half way aroiuiil the world to attend the Institute. We are eerlainly :;lad he made 111. ' hi|i. Iiir he has been a source of many |ilr:iMir:di|, ' iii.ihhiiN Imt ;dl «h(] knew him. Charlie studied liard In r.i.ikr ex.rllnil -ladr, in a tough EE course, i)Ut found tinu to ih tiibule bi. ( eliarm over many of thi- South ' s Hnest belles. .MlhouKh he was the brunt of many of his brother rats ' pranks, he never let this disturb his rollicking of hnnior. Keen though he will leave us in -Ume, our great loss will be China ' s gain. " Charlie " NOWELT, El ' GEXE LOOP GWV.W, ' lRGIXIA Electrical Engineering, . rtillery — Private +, Corporal 3, Sergeant ' 2, First I-ieutenant " l; Distinguished Student; Distinguished Militarv Student; Rat Swimming Team; ICAo ' .v Who Anwnij s ' tiulenl.-.- in Ameriraii Cnirerxities and f ' ollege.i; Cadet waiter; XEB Night Owls; American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Secretary ' 2, Chairman 1; Hop Com- mittee 3, ' 2, President 1. From the island of Gwynn came Nowell (no connection to Christmas) Loop. Starting his career as a civil engineer, he switched to electrical engineering because he had " too much free time. " Xowell soon lic canie mmiber one in double-E and has remained riijlil .il Ihe Inp. .V " natural " to the military lie also pursued this pha,, ,,| M1 life and became executive ofttcer of E company. Besides being president of the Hop Committee and the AIEE, he was " present " for all parties and was welcome at ail social occasions. Nowell hopes to get into the missile field. It is our feeling that when he does, he will put this field in orbit. " Loopne " DOUGLAS EDWIN MacARTHI R Gheat Neck, New York Civil Engineering, .Armor — Pri ' ate 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant ' ■2. Second Lieutenant 1; Football 4; Varsity Football Manager 3, -2, 1; American Society of Civil Engineers; Indoor Track 4, 3. 1 ; Outdoor Track 1 ; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, Treasurer -2, President 1; Canterbury Club; Monogram Club. The day Doug left Great Neck the Corps gained one of its versatile hit ' li Depi His personalit, lemliers. Being a distant cousin of the general, • l.iiHliiiL ' laniily tradition to fulfill. Through the ilalhiM .il the Rat year and the Civil Engineer- il. Mai has made his mark at the Institute, e of responsibility w ill be remembered by his Brother Rats. As the Ldit the Armed Forces Club the past two years, his leadership ability has come to the foreground. Whatever Mac tlcciiles to do — the military or engineering — we are sure he ill lie a success. IIVIiRY GREGOR MacGREGOR, JR. FiTTSBUHGH, PENNSYLVANIA Civil Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant i, Lieutenant 1; Indoor Track -t; Outdoor Track and Field 4; Intramurals i, 3, i, 1; Distinguished Military Student; Wesley Foundation; Armed Forces Club; Glee Cluli 4; Murphy ' s Marauders. Mac came to VMI as a pn.ud IVniisylvania Yankee. Ile adapted himself to the system and has become a strong advocate of the VMI way of life. He is the kind of person who doesn ' t put on false airs for anyone. He keeps his opinion to himself but when asked for advice or forced to commit himself, he ' ll give a sincere and frank answer Mac is a quiet sort of person who rallies at a job e done, and tor this reason he does well in all that he attempts He held stubbornh to his YMiik.c uavs but it appears that iltc i Iiin i . hnli ii the S.iiillivni iriHii.-nce on his life will u [ i III ii Johns..,,, til, ' t;iil ..r his choice, is an anlwit ,i_,,i,,,, ,,, paths ,li iili. this June, here ' s hoping tlR uill .i , i,i iii times in the future. " Mac " JOHN BRUCE MACKENZIE Upper Montclair, New Jersey Electrical Engineering, Air Force — Pri ate 4, 1 Corportl 3 Sergeant ' 2, Guidon Bearer 1; Intranmrds4 3, 2 1 est minster Fellowship 4, 3, ' 2; Religious Countd 3 2 mern m Institute of Electrical Engineers ' 2,1; A 1MB Club Littl GymCommiftee ' 2;YankeeClub4,3, ' 2,l Ofhcersot the Gu ir I Association 1. A Scot by nationality and a Yank by locality, -Mai sln.ll,,! to the walls of the Institute unaware of what liiy bit,,!,- him. He chose the innocent looking held of I ' I ' liL ' iiic.riiii, ' as his curriculum; it has licen a mighty strut;;;!. f..i liiiii. but with high spirit and sheer dcterniinatioii !,.■ I,:, :,i| ;,,i -. ' il forward. Rarely does he bndg. ' ri-m,, his shi.h.s , ,-, ' |,l to write a letter to a very certain vi,in,i; l;,,K |,,vs.iill i ' ,,!,,!!. ' .! at Converse College. June 9, ' oli will I.. ;i l,;,|,|,. ,l;,, t.,i ' M;,,-; he will graduate from E. E and return to hi.s iiati r northland a proud, honest, eager young man. His motto, " One who knocks at many doors, but stops at none. " " Mac " DttXAI.I) MacGL. SHAN MacWII.LIE Fort Lea " ex ' orth, K. nsas History; - rmor — Private 4, Corporal 3, Supi)ly Sergeant -2. Captain 1; Distinguished Military Student; Intramurals 4, 3, ' 2, 1 ; Historv Club 3, 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1 ; Canterbury Club 4, 3, 2, 1; PX help 2, 1; Far ■ ' est Club 4; International Relations Club 4, 3; Little Gvni Comniittce 2; Barracks Fihn Club 4, 2. Septc its " r „blp II li ■t of Kent S. ' li 111,1 :,,l„pt, ' ,l 1,1 iill .,1. 1)„ III MI nil hill, ' spl„ ,! I„ ll„ pi-,-p school. At the completion of his rat year he was all ready to go to our " Y ' ankee Trade School " but decided that VMI had more to offer him. Returning his third class year and switchin:; I,, a lTisti,i-v curriculum, he l,:,s l„ ' , ' ii «. ' ll ri-wiir.lcl for hi.s .11. .IN 1...II. iicademically an.l mihli.iiK, ,i ,lis- tinguisli. ' .l iiiilil.iiy student and " a hii;li ninkii.;; .n.l.l ..lli.i-r. Upon gra.lilalmii Don will pursue a inllitar, career lii the Arm.v. lie will un,i, ' ubtc,ll, ' miss the afternoon sack, from which nothing ran stir him, ' but he will find his life much more rewarding than his afternoon " siesta. " " Mac " • . ' ■■ ' : V; ' ?,r ' « ' ?P»®f;? fl " oA m9. KOXAM) UKST .M.Uil.KV I ' l:. ' Ill Kiitrln ,•.1 Mililii ■ iritry— Privali- K X i, 1; Dis- :; Anifrican Institute of Klcetriciil I.e. liDiird: Officers of the Guanl Iritraiuurals 4, 3, 2, 1. Associalinii; liat Fuotbal Ron came to us from the steel mills of Johnstown, Pa., h itii two goals, to receive a degree in electrical engineering an l gain a regular oomniissioTi in the U. S. Army. His rat year was spent iin the fiiotliall lielil lint a hand injury caused him to quit tile game and eiinceritrate on the books. Ron ' s friendli- ness and persunality-plus liave caused him to be liked by all his Brother Rats. Ron is planning on a career in the Army, but with his drive, he should achieve any goal which he may attempt. " Ron " ERNEST LIONEL MARTIN NOIIFOLK, VlUGIXH Cor r;ni Cllr.lllral Sn,■l l (ilee ( ' lul.; Class Ril il 3; Distin- idre; ' arsity rer 1 ; Ameri- F.inv, ( liil,. Ii.lewater Club; littee; Little G.vm Committee; bi Tsed Clothing Store Manager; Cadet Waiter. Ernie came to VMI right from the heart of Tidewater and. a is typical of all Norfolk men, attacked the Institute with unpaijillcled vigor. He has kept the vigor up through the viar- iiTiil, consequently, is one of the most aggressive cadets i:i (ill- I lass of ' 59. His concentration and enthusiasm in the rl;is ini.Mi have given him a fine academic standing, and his ijun k wit and good humor have given him many friends. KiK.wii .IS a " ladies ' man, " he has been touring the girls ' -cIkhiU i- -er since he has been here, but as yet, he hasn ' t Imiiih] tile right one. His easy-going manner, no matter how difiicult the situation, will make him a great success in later life. " Mole " JOHN LOUGHEED MARTIN, West Virgixi. Electrical Engineering, Artillery— Private 4, 3, -2, 1; Football 4; Wrestling 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Intramurals 4, 3, -2, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, -2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 1. At present, John is an electrical engineer from West Vir- ginia, but God only knows where he ' ll end up. But wherever it is he ' ll find a way to mix business with pleasure. Currently, his first love is ice cream, but he ' s still holding back a little atf ' ection for a certain blond who hasn ' t shown up yet. He set an example for the fair sex a couple of years ago by trim- ming oft ' i5 pounds so that we might hold do«n the 167 pound slot on the wrestling team. " See, girls, it just takes a little will power. " His ridiculous cackle and warped sense of humor will be missed by all after graduation. " Jolin " X noKEH ' i ' .jamp:s martix, jr. Newark, Delaware Civil Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, 1, Corpf)ral 3, Sergeant ; Glee Club; American Society of Civil Engineers; Westminster Fellowship; Lutheran Club; Religious Council; International Re lations Club; Armed Forces Club; OGA. Bob Martin hails from Hockessen, Delaware. Though we lnri ' t know anything more about Hockessen than what .Marty tells us, we do know that they sent a good repre- sentative to VMI. Bob wasn ' t on any bone-crushing atlilitic tt-ani, l)ut ]y could alwavs find him rhalli-imr h ' iiH i.n Ok Thr lllllr uviii lii; hl ..lllv.,l„:. ri,..;;l lur theuln.-l l..vr. Ii that Bob loved llir i Bob has Hmk..! but it will ,r his ?adi dirl I, llt-d.. dared ol,- liini through his . ri .Marty ' s love, but it wasn ' t nil I he type of guy they wanted le tried chicken by the fireplace ng his term at the Institute, and pleasing smile that will UMLS lOSEPH MASOTTI I I " New ORK ( nil Fngmeenng Int uitr — Pri ttt 4 ( irp iril 3 Sir i uit ' (iptaniS3 1 Intnnnird UitSmmriiMV )ntst iiidin„ Rej.nnental C nlet Ln niK r— Ordn im i Sniiuiu i ( imp lort BeKoir i U h„ (I An Im . »; s „, ,„ ,,, l„uri,ati Colleger and I niurutu Ilr id t idtt iltir Uld Curp Rod , Gun Club ISewman Club 4meric m Society ot Cnil Engineers Hop Committee Distinguished Militirj Student LittU Modrab appeared on the scene at MI in the tall ot oo Mtli his snOH slio el in hand but he soon found himself in 1 hnd ot Minshine ind run and put iw i his snou sho el Inn IS I mmI ,n_iii, ,1 IliiuiiJ 1 Ihrongh iii.l , xui skips uitli In lid. ml. 11 III, |.ill .« II. .lid not « llktlilon li tlu il lu I .. III,. I lilll. .Ill uilli I bi sniih » him prot,rtssl,„iii il„ul 1 II 1,1 I .K.ii.nis InsI .lissinin Dining tins progression he txulK.I iii Im.iIi i. i.I, iiii. , iii.l mil, I n becoming the eagle of the lie giiiic nl il Mill m.l ils., . In. I cook ind bottle wisher tor till imps Wliil.v.i Inn di.i.lis to do iithtr inmdltirN or c nih ui liti luuillbi ilugsucicss .Inn MICHAEL " iVILLIAM MALPIX ( ' llAHLOTTESVILLE, ViRGIXIA Civil Engineering, . rmor — Pri itt 4 ( ' .irp.iril ' J . r . iiit ' ■- ' ii.l Lieutenant l;Distinguislud studi lit ( - ' 1 1 )isl ni,nisli, d Militarv Student ' 2, f BiskitbiU 4 i r i, k t 1 . iiiii, 1 MacKennie Long Jarman V« iid 4 1muMimi (lis, .it •41 Award i; President ot ( lass 3, . ' , I Prisiduit ot (.. ii. r d and Executive Committees 1, American Societ ot Cnil Engineers 3, 2, 1, Seeretar 1 Commanders 4, 3, 2, Directm 1; Ring Committee 2; English Society 1, Wlii H hu itiHiini Siudenis in American Colleger and Unuer ifn With a face that only a mother could Iom in. I iiim.mis energv cqnnlli-d liv none Mike AI lupiii r imi to Ml 1 Ins energ - li.i, siisl;iiii, ' .l him throiurli Imii , ,ntliil . us lli. " Stoii..«;ill ( ' liin " has h.l tht Stoii, « ill ( hss d.,«n I. mi Stoops I In-.. null, lisgiare, not ami riN.ilutimi to ultimate M ti.i overall. This versatile C. E. with a fanatical talent and appreciation for cool sounds, fine literature, partuulirK thit ol the " Barn of Old Catawba, " and for lite its, II his insli, ,1 thiough academics. Institute politics and class . :il.islr.i|)li.s. swi-eping all before him. Who can fail to rem. ml.. . Ins silver-ti.ngned oratory during our ninmriits n, .Ijsnjii, ..I thirds when he lifted us from the depths ..! ' .1. -i :Mr, ..i llie frank advice to Brotlier Rats and Institute ..Ili.inU nlik.- which somehow made the most complex problems sc ni simple. " Mike " ' ' ' ' ' ' ! ' .? ' f ?5S ' 5f:!A " W " All-: I?i„l,.Ky, Artil 1; All-Soulh, Bin Fiv,- ' IVa ' IVam; IIoiiorMhl.- Mriilioi. Sludcnta in Ameriran I ' ollcn Secretary and Presi ii ' nt. !, 1; Varsity Footliall, +. S. -2. !■ Kni.llmll Tram; All Vii-iiiia ■II -olilVMVllce Schclastic F(,,all All AnuTican; l(7 „ ' ,v H7m .lm,„„, v and Cnirmitie.s; .Xewjnaii ( ' luh. lllr.l I.I- ,L I the coal inin.- nj- I ' , n.i-.vh .u.ia aii.l II the direction ..I lli. ' I ii,l iliil. ' .Iclrrmnicil i.. I.I ■ ,. ijr.Ml success. From llir vr -larl " .■ kiirw Ihal Mar xva, .lillnviil from the average Kal al -M I | l.rran.. lie walked the Hat line lor two months in ulnte 1.11. k ' l!ul he further |)roved our suspicions were true l.y l.i ' i nm n ot only an academic honor student in his pre- 111. .li. ..1 -hidi. ' - and a leader in the class, but by becoming one ..I ll., ui. ..I. ,1 hn.inen in VMI football history. .hni, will. lii .(indjination of brains and brawn, his wonder- tiil personality aTid his modest and unassuming manner, has left an indelible mark on the Class of ' 59 and tlie Institute. We expect to read great things about him in future editions .Vrneriean Medical .Journal. th( Historv. Tnfa Student; Hal ■Ma ROY ;il,HKliT MrLEOI) ' lNTON ViRGIXIA vatc i. 3, -2, l;ni,stinguished Military ; Westminster Fellowship; Hop Com- littee and Ring Committee; Armed ic Man; Glee Club; Intramurals ,.r,v. Clni.; M..od Ml 2. l;H.:liyi..usC,,uncil. The " Mist " left the hard cruel life of a coed college to 1 ns in our phish world of the Institute for a fine year as the ■pla yboy " of the Rat line. We h; reason l..r Ihi-. l.ut we are certain lie ha- nii].r. -.-.l everyone with In He kne« uhen In laugh as shown I certainly knew when to study as sli. earned so nnuiv furloughs tor scr ' lie leaves, the Institute will (.we friends, of which there are so man Rat the best in his life ahead. " Roy " erstand his in,.l. that he did. nahl - and energy. .all spirit, and he ln. ' i;ra.l. . He has l..,n„.l when .■k. ' . 11 of his to a great Brother PK.VHSOX niDLEY McWAXE MiLAX, Ohio I K. tiK ll Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, 3, 1, Sergeant 2; ' .ini|)in Scribe; Floor Committee; Glee Club; Amateur li alio lub; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Hiiig Figure Little Gym Committee; W estminster Fellow- ship, Distinguished Military Student; Omega Gamma Alpha (oral), Stunt-of-the-Montli Clnb; NEB Night Owl Club. lthough Pete came to us from Ohio and is a true Yankee, w( could not hold this against him. Well liked and highly thought of by all who have known him with his ready wit Hid Knlli ml niiiid, he has come a long way up a mighty rough loid mil i ' know he has a very successful career ahead of linn ll li.iiii:!. Fele usually had his mind set on the military salt ol hie, he (|uiekly came to realize that academies were more important and has done an outstanding job. We will never forget his wit and his ability to make one smile in a tinie of despair. We ' -e admired him, looked up to him am! will never forget him, for he is truly a friend and Brother Hat. " l . Dangerfield " i w DONALD OTTO MESSXER Naugatuck, Connecticut Ci ' il Engineering, Artillery — Pri ' ate 4, Corporal 3, Supply Sergeant ' 2; Intramurals 4, 1; American Society of Civil Engi- neers; Westminster Fellonsliip 4, 3, i; Yankee Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1. Don arrived at VMI with high ambitions and a firm set of standards. Having faltered a bit academically, he rose above this " Waterloo " and now has hit a solid stride. His am- bitions are now in sight while his standards remain fixed, as c ' i lcTi(ed by the fact that he will be known as the man who boiic ' i his roomie on Penalty Tour Road. I ' ' or three years, Don laid siege to Southern Seminary, .■dihougli at times diverted to various other girls ' schools ill tlie area. Altliougli not an immortal al :iii of llicse in- stilutions, he lias upheld the honor of VM 1 ,ii ,ill ..f lliem. When Don goes out to face the cruel woriil, he laut lielp but carve a small niche in it because of his strong desire to rise to the top, just as he has proved at VMI. " Don " .MARVIN LUTHER MYERS .XojtFOLK, Virginia ( ' i ' il Engineering, Armor — Private 4. 3, 1, Sergeant ' 2; Siunmer School 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Rat Footliall; Rat Wrestling; Base- ball; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Vice President ' 2; American Society of Civil Engineers 3. 2, 1. " Ik VMI 1.1 with talk out tlu Marvin was another one of the N four years ago, and he has come tlimi Marv, with all his problems, or so manages to come out on top, and lie a smile and hello for everyone. ' i ' lie tales of his love life are numer. smiles whenever he feels the urge to happens oiiee or twice i)er day. AI;ir in is a representative of various summer schools lliroiiglioiil ' irgiiua which shows his determination to be a ( ' i il l-hi ' iiieer. He is also a representative of Stevesville and iiiany girls ' schools which likewise shows a determination of But one thing is certain, no matter what walks of life the Marv enters, he will always do a hue job ami be sneeessful. HUGH LEE MILLER, JR. Webster Groves, Missouri ( ' i il Engineering, . rtillerv — Private 4, Sergeant ' 2; American Soeietv of Civil Engineers; Rat Wrestling; Glee Club; West- iiiinsl.T Fillowship; Yankee Club; Officers of the Guard As- llinjli, that jcllv little IVIIinv from Missouri, entered the Institute with a lot of hope and a helluva lot of aflviee from his alumnus dad. He managed to win instant and lasting fame by the ability to whistle through his cars, a feat which re- mained a constant source of htnnor to his Brother Rats and an ni.Nulvrd piMblriii to his inst Ml.l,,rs, HiimI, ' . flunirv with bop l,-,lk li:is i,U,i l,r,.|i ,■! «Mii,l.r 1,1 us ;ill :is urll ;is (,, many -hi " lb III l,,|ks «l„, li,- il.-llil I .line. Hugh, iiii.l partying ■,:;l.i miss your - .., : ••« : m9. I ' llll.ll ' THOMAS MllJ.KIi Clioiiiisti-y, rnrMiitrv I ' rivMl.- t. :i, ' i, 1; AiiUTicMii ( lii-iniiMl Society; Golf; Swiiiiiiiiiif, ' ; M..ii inrimi Club; (ili-r Clul. . Flip, originally a iiK-riilHT ..I ' the class of ' 58, left ' .MI in his second class " vcMM l . aU. ' ii.l Johns Hopkins rnivcrsitv, ivtuniin- to VMi tlic I ' oll.nvinK year. He came here as a Rat thinkiri}. ' the iiiilitaiy life uoi.hl not he too ililhcult. Since then he has , haiif;ed his niiml and lias settled do yn to be- eonnnu -m (c- lul ill his academics and an asset to the swinit ir.ini as well. Loyalty, sincerity, honesty and intelbpiHc rniil c liim a well rounded young man, leading to that ol ' tiii Used word, success. Our best wishes go witii you, Flij), ill aii ' ciiilca (ir ' oii may undertake. ••Flip " (iEOIUiF IIKXRV MITTFXDORF, .JR. . tl. xt. , Geohgia Civil Knginceriiu. ' :), ScPijeant - ' ; 1 )is Team; Fh,..r ( on 1; Cliairman ■.51) Gym Committee; •2, 1 ; Officers of tht Fngineers ' 2, 1 ; V Club ' 2, 1. Corps of Engineers— Private 4, 1, Corporal iin;iiislied Military Student; Rat Swimming niitlee t; Ib.p ConiiiiitteeS, i, 1, Treasurer HiiiL ' i-iiiiire C niittee; Chairman Little Ciiiilrrl.iir - (lull t. :!; Ariii. ' d Forces Club Ciuid ,.r,rK ii:Aiiirn.,ii,S.,(ietvorCi -il e|iS.iiilli Clul. X.Wri. 1; Stunt of tile -Montli George came tr He had many adi V1 [I a proud rebel from the deep South, lirable aspirations, and has worked hard to achieve Iherii I hr..iiL ' liniil hi.s ciMlrt.sliip. He is an ardent believer ill the diss u-n jiihI Ih. ' VMI way of life. Because of these beUel.s, he ha.s always uphehl the standards of the Corps. George ' s academies were of foremost importance to him; he has spent many hours at late study in order that he might excell. However he was rarely so involved in his studies that he would pass up an opportunity to exercise liis wit and cunning ability to baffle the Institute with some seemingly impossible scliemes. Contrary to normal circum- stances, George will graduate from V] ri engaged to Bunny, his high school sweetheart. JOSEPH TRLMBLP: MONROE Staunton, Virginia Civil Engineering, Air Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, Supply Sergeant !-2, Captain Regimental Band 1; American Society of Civil Engineers; Floor Committee 4, 3, 2, 1; Flight In- struction Program 1; Guard Moun t Band 4, 3, 2, 1. The great lover from " North of the Nile " came to VMI on a kiss goodbye and an I-will-return-every-weekend theory. Joe ' s famous Saturday afternoon class of homelife in Staunton style made his studies r (( ml ;in rnldihonal six weeks, but he pressed forward his nnhlary Icuhrship iiLto Band Company Commander. The junior tlylioy ci il engineer, whom many believed to be a well-loved track star, often ran us on and oft ' the hill with his magic beat. Joe, a Hop and Floor Committee mejiiber for four years, had the highest party attendance in the corps — 100%. His chief desire is to be a pilot. Into the air, Junior Bird Man! " Joe " Kn-lish, Armor— Private i. -i. 1. Corporal 3; Oistiii; Stuilciit 1; SwimmiiiK k Inlnuiuirals; Arincd Furrr •. ' , 1; Inlrniatioiial lii-lalions Clul.-i; R. kr Cliil. t. :i, •, ' , l.illl. ' (ivn. Riim Fiyur, ' C littc. ' ; B.imk s|;,i1 i,-,rra, tisiiiK MauagLT) - , Assotiatc Editor 1; Ofiicws ol the- Association; R. E. Dixon English Society, President; iVhi W}w Among Students in American Colleges and Universiiii Tn the )Ti of " Wats " a new and strange character sol ' MI scene. He can most easily be recognizee ntstanding feature, the nose. Watson ' s natura, hot h. St ofte coiiiiri;; Ir.iii ,■ of llir rnil.iN .if ■ ' I ' l ' Tiniiiiic a, tiMt l«.n tl„- lirsl l.i U- ' AXr l.iniitv (.air, lirliin.l oil u.i kinds li, n, , missed a g i party with Iv in uiu- liaial, and a » i the other. Amazingly enough, he has been able to combni this zest for fun with outstanding academic prowess S much so, in fact, that those who know him feel that he po- sfssis the proverbial horseshoe. Needless to sa . W.itso «dl go tar either in trucks, in law or as the chief iiispn.ilio loi Playboy ' magazine. W 11 11 VM rilO.MAS XKHRASK.V MoIiUELL, PeNNSTLV. NI. ( nil rngnieenng. Artillery— Private -t, Corporal 3, Sergeant ' 1 H iit( 11 nit 1; Distinguished Student; Distinguislied Militii stai.lmt; Fnotl.all -t, 3, i, 1; Track 4; Outstanding RO 1 ( id( t Award 2; Monogram Club; American Society of ( i ii I ngincers; Newman Club; Wliap ' s Swap Shop 3, 2 ' Big Bill, in his quiet, easy going way, came to tht Invtltuti dttirmined to make good. It didn ' t take long tor him to sliow Ins ability on the gridiron, as he assunud tlu loll ol cpurtirbackforthe " Big Red. " Next came his uhiot nil tits both military and scholastic, honors whicli wert not I isih earned, but took hard work and were well deser ed ith his determination and likable personality, he will always sill I ted m his endeavors. Looking tow ard the future. Bill ' s phns pumarily include a young lady named Connie. We wish Bill all tlie happiness and success that he deserves and that we know he will attain. " Bill " PERCY CONWAY NOWLIN, III Petersburg, Vihgini. History, Infantiy-Prixate -I, 3, ' 2, 1; Rat Cross Counti Indoor and )iild r " ss Country Manager 4, 3, 2, 1. Cuilil Sports staff :!, •. ' , Sp.nls Kdifor 1; Armed Forces Club 3, ' 2. 1 History Club; Ralini.Mi.l Club; Sports Staff Bomb 1. Flight Instruction Program. Buzz " ABC " Nowlin, the one and only Petersburg flasli, strolled unnoticed into the colorful setting at VMI onh to leave with a thundering roar of achievements. Through flu years. Buzz could lie found at one of two places, at a rip roaring jiartv ..r l.iiniiiiu llir iiii.lnidil " il in Smll Shipp Hall Th.-.V ' II " l,! ' ii,-rvr,l lad Is kiM.uii f,,, 111- alulilv 1,1 I lima si,™ jiartv into a shiiidi- llial i.,iiM makr Manli (.ras k„,k t inii On illr i.tlii-r liali.l. Iir lias spr irli of Ills tllllr trMllg I " aid all athli-tlr teams and otlicr nrgaiiizatiolis in then stiiiggl, lor belter roiiditioiis. Buzz has proven himself lo be a hard woikiiii; shid.iil and a line man with whom all his Brother Rats and are proud to be associated. He will always be ri ' iiiriiiliriiil Imi his scintillating personality, but even more ln-ranse lie lias irr a true friend. " Buzz " V ' Sl " ' t m? WILLIAM iiam;s old, ,II{. C ' k ANKf Nkw Jehse ' i ' tv Swii Nil IW I ■i; KiikHnIi. Ailillciv iVivM,. L 1, C.irpc.nil It. v.. ])ix,)ii KiiKlisli Si..iilv; ( ■(,-Cm|)Uuii. Tciiiii; TIIK VMI CADKT Stall ' ; IiiKiim Club; Give Club, Busiuoss Manager; lll.jl) Hiii_K KiMuivCcru- inittee; Canterbury Club; Episcopal Cadet Vestry; Yankee Club; Secretary, Officers of the Guard Association. I ' ' roru New Jersey, Bill came with a long line ol ' ' MI trailitiim and spirit " home grown " within liim. He lia.s (■(.nlinually worked hard to keep the high standards ol ' llie rat line and the class .system. There is, in fact, little at VMI at uliirli Hill Iia.s not worked hard and, through his eharac- tiiisti( ililrniiination, been successful in. He has developed a talent for .swimming into the ma,ior role of eo-eaptain of I lie varsity team and his ability to carry a tniic- ha.s him as a major soloist for the glee club. Bill ' s present plans include passing (iernian ami giving the . rmy a trial run. After his tour with the Army, he is not . cMtain into which field he will direct his talents and abil itie.s, linl whether it be as a church mouse or a pack rat, we are rntaiii thai with lii.s iiming personalit.v, inlellccl and aliility l(. rhariu the laili. s. Bill i.s bound to succeed. " Bill " GEORGE JOSEPH OXEILI, Wilmington, I )El,. i.r. itr — Prnate 3, ' 2, 1; Distinguished arsit FootbiU 4, 3, ' 2, 1; American 1908 CHEMIC L ND ENGIN ' EERING ( linn Milit I 1 s ( hemical ll mei (lKmistr Hborator instructor Football Ti Bat :lMr bv ll to b, h II. Ht chor bv obtaining a very high if the most popular guys in igh and tremendous sense party and always ol liinn n i(h Mth a pnctical joke or as we know it, a " hose job George will become a great success in life. Someday ' .■ pect to .see a sign on a door marked " G I ' lcsident. " " George " O ' Neill Civil I ' . 3. I ' lr l Disllll-lil lir,! l CHARLI :S RUSSELL ORIUSOX, JB. JIcLe. n, Virgixi. Corjis of Engineers — Private 4, Corporal 111 -I Lieutenant 1; Glee Club 4; American jiiM ITS 3, 2, 1; Ring Figure Committee 2; iiv Student. In September of b5, from the throbbing metropolis of McLean, Va., came young, innocent Charlie, art ' ectionatel.v known as " pigpen " by his roommates for ' arious reasons known only to them. He made maii, tri.iMi throughout his Rat year. " However, the followill Srpl, inlur he wasn ' t thought to be any too friendly by the NcHioiners. During his second class year Charlie met a new frientl who has been a v - - close ciiniiianinn to him throughout the remainder of his cadctsliip. Ve know Charlie will continue to strive for high goals throughiint his life as he has loi„- at ' .MT. " Charlie " - r J A History, Marine Corps — Private i, 3, i, 1 ; -huhi Toam -t, 3, ' 2. 1; International Relations Club 1; History Clul) 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 1; Musket Team 4; Carolina Club i. 3. -i, 1; Officers of The Guard Association 1. From out of the South came the thundering hoofbeats of the great Tar Heel. Larry galloped up to the gates of the Institute, traded his horse for a rifle, and became the Cadet Paladin of VMI, Still not convinced after four years of this military, he plans to travel with the Marine Corps after graduation. What does tlie future hold for tliis lone 59 ' er from tile State of Carolina? AVe predict success, a sweet wife and a happy life. Wl iat aliout it. panliicr:- " Larry " .TOX LEE PARXELL SniiKVEPORT, L0UISI- XA History, Artillery— Private i. 3, ' 2, 1; Rat Football 3, Varsitv Football 2; Deep South Club 3, ' 2,1. Jon came to VMI from Centenary College dnwn in tl] - 1 am fields and has adapted liimself very well to tliis way of life Never letting the strange methods of the Institute throw him he has maintained a consistently high academic average Militat and left the uprn years nl " ■ lii ; . ,, more lii urrh- v( the pools. lli 1 friends, and ln ' i Louisiana, .bin there was ne ' cr : has calmlv done what III, ipected of hi . -iirviVMl tv : il.llll,|ll_. to lirt.irT .11. I ii.l .1,1 .in.isMinal shot It lalily has won luni n)ari xpound on the merits o[ I a big leader here, but .lOHX WILLIAM P. TAXE AT X ' eck, New York IIistor -, . rinor — Private 4, 2, 1, Corporal 3. Armed Forces Club 3, ■- ' , 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Intraniurals 4, 3, 2, 1; History Club 4, 3, 2, l.Ofhctrsot the Guard Association I. John can ' t help but be Great Neck ' s greatest gift to tlie Institute. He has proved to be a very industrious worker and, witli his firm determination, he can ' t miss tlie suutt smell of success. .lolin ' s great will to win sho cd itself in the rat linr ;iii l lias ci in tinned to show in his const ml b iIlK w ith till- l.iHiks Mis ,-,l,ilities with the fair sex h.ivr ;ils,, sli,,«i, ,i iiiarkril spiiii ,,f d.tcrmination and drive, .lust in.iitiiiii Ins name in B. . or Lewisburg and you will .see. .lohii may go regular . rniy, but, if not, he will be just as ideal a civilian as he would be a soldier. Whatc er he may do, we are certain that he will make it quickly all the way to the top. " Butane " t 959. IlKSTKH IIAHI.KK I ' ATK Ximiol.K, VlIlulNIA l!l.)l.. v, Armor— I ' livMlc 1. 3, SiTKCiiril ■- ' , Lu-nlniiirit I- irniiiiM A,a,k-niy cl ' Scir.i.v. I ' rcsidciil 1; l!,-Kiiiu.nt:il (Jininl • -M»: Mmikikct Wrrslliiif, ' ' IVam; InlraiiuirMls; HoMii Sl.ilV; Odir.M-s „f tin- CumrI A.s.s,H-intion;,..y I ' VILmsliip F„ini- -Sliiirky " (licln ' l liavi- to travel very far to pi to V-Ml, htil since lie Hrst passed throuf;li .lackson Arcli, he has come a l(.n ' way. As another one of Doe ' s lioys, he lias shown liis prowess not only in academic work, hut e traciirric il:ir a.lixilj,, a-; well since liis al.ilily In m-ill. r and ;,,„.in. rr,|.M,,,,l„||lv Ic.i liirn lo sni-li pnsilh,,,, a, Sc-ivlarv. ' -,- ' ., -,nu ' , . ,■,,,.! rrcsiclenl of Tlie ' irginia . radcmy of Science and ]nana-,r of Ihe n rcstlinfe ' team. After completion of gradnation, Sliarky plans to attend medical school, and his classmates kiiow that sn -cess will continue to mount so that soon Sharkv will be ■• Doctor Sharkv.- ' -Sharky " RiniAHD EDWAIil) I ' HIl.LII ' I ' l WvTllEMLLE, " ll(GIXI.V ' ivi! Engineering, Armor— Private 4. 3, ' 2, 1; . merican ociety of Civil Engineers; Hop Committee 3, 2, 1, Floor ' oiiimiltee 3; Cross Country; Rifle Team; Intramurals; laseliall Manager 2, 1; Officers of the Guard Association; " Utiiwcst Virginia Club. On that never forgotten day in September, 1955, Dick escended upon VMI from the hills of Southwest Virginia le bron-hf with liim the friendly pcrsnnalitv which has meant I ' .l I " n. ul„, 1,1 il,,. diva.y day, -,( ,„ down. His ever- i.- ' iil " II and.licalnl,,,.,. ;d«ay, pla.v, 11,1,,-sonthelighter d.; W.lli l)irk ' d,-l.Tlrunatiun, the crystal ball cannot help lying tha t he will be a success in whatever he chooses to do. " Dick " JOHN ALDEN PHILLIPS S-p. rXTON, VlRGI-VH English, Armor-Private t. Corporal 3. S. ' cond Lieutenant 1; 1 )i,l in-ni li.d Milil; VMI rWrf Slalf. .Vssistaiil AdxniiMn- W. Manager 1; linuj fupnc M„gu-,,u; l!n-i EiiuIkIi Society 3, ' 2, 1; R. E. Di.xon Engli li i;oicr. Club 2, 1; Methodist Club 4. :(. .■ otiety ' 2, 1, Secretary-Treasurer 1; Tlioni prises I ' nlimited. " Boo ' s " boy, .John, entered the Institute a year before the rest of us but through hard work seems to have ended up a ahead of most in knowledge. Probaldy the only man in I lie class who never spent an entire weekend in barracks, this irginia Gentleman has gained fame for hi Staunton as a sort of party supervisor. The lions were frequently bemoaned but the i .always seemed to rise above them and ncMr ended nj. in any serious trouble. John was one of the more down-to-earth of the " Men of Dodo, " the kind without wings, you might say, and actually wrote hiniself through the Institute all the way to success. Our own ",. " Jul,,, should go far in the W(.rld if he continues to canbin, ,i, ,,,li |,,gif wit|, Ids mastery at wntmg. This, with givnlnate ,rla,ol and a certain girl, should prove to be a trio of mteresting contrasts. We bid a foial farewell to the Regimental Band ' s own Duck. " Johnny " I ' irst Sergeant 2, ir Student 2, 1; I naL ' cr 2. Business nr„ ranager 1; " . n I I : Armed I nnnilM, Afusic a.d ' lnllip, Enter- trips to I regula- nlleman ■ -A WfcMi W ■i n i s J WILLIAM JOHN PU ' KKHLXC. BiEXOs Aires, Argentina Physics, Artillery— Private i. S, i, 1; Socct-r Team 3, -i ; American Institute of Physics 4. 3, i, Vke President 1 ; Armed Forces Club 1; Officers of the Guard Association 1. Fn.iii ih.vMi lui.lir, " Pick " came to VMI matriculating nitli llir . I;i ,ii ' . ' is. There is no doubt that he can be called in..n ..l ;, SMulli.nuTthanmostofus. He lia di_ tint;uished himself ■iinnnu- his friends, gaining their respect and admirati " !i Ifi .hMiIi " ii. lie li;is been an asset to the soccer team. Ibmr-tx. |M ,ilt , nieerity, in- telligence, and athletic capabilities all iMiiiliine to make a well rounded young man. Our best wishes for a happy and successful future go with him in any field he may undertake, especially in his cave exploring. " Piek " I.OTTS XOLAXD PIPES, .TK. Ravmlle, LeirisiAXA Knglish, Air Force— Private 4, i, 1, Corporal 3; Soutliuestern Mrginia Canterbury Association, ' ice .President; Glee Club 4, 3, i, 1. Publicity Director 1; Raymond E. Dixon English Society, Vice President 1; Corps Editor Bomb; Religious Council Publicity Director; Vice President-Cadet Vestry; Senior Warden; Canterbury Club, Secretary, Vice President, President; Deep South Club; fI7(o ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Xoland, a proud Southerner and true scliolar, will be Iniig reniemberei) bv the class of ' 59 for the pleasing i,ei-„,i,,,lity anil friendly manner uhieh he has displayed .il .ill time- T " be able to obtain aeademie excellence is an .k iMinjili-liiiient in it.self, but to eniiibine this with an uimsii.illy striking personality is an ability wliieli lew people have. Being dis- tinguished in extraeurih iilai ai li ities is another remarkable trait of this fair-haiivil l...iii.Maman. One of the busiest men in the VMI barracks, his ambition is to .serve God mid his fellow man as a minister. We can rest assured that his will be a life filled with joy and meaning. " Xoland " .MMTirR : I1CHAEL POMPOXIO . uLiN ' GTOx, Virginia (■i il Engineering, Armor — Private 4, 3, ' 2, 1; .Vmeriean Society of Civil Engineers; Washington Area Club 4, 3, i. 1; Bavarian Club 4, 3, i, 1; Rat Football 4; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 3, ' 2, 1; Officers of the Guard .As.sociation 1; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1. Art was a fine boy until four years ago when he came to Ml and fell among evil companions. His four years here have been spent in a constant struggle against the Civil Engineering Department, opposing intramural teams and existing un- happily. The nose with the voice, as he might well be ealleil, has abl m.iiiai:eil to triumph over all three. The happiest of i.ntli.iik, m lite, together with that conscientious " First- Cia-s-rrnale ! ' -( i.mpany Spirit " have helped him do it. Pos.sessing an " Old Country " smoothness with the women that is hard to beat, he has yet to be seen without a lo el - on his arm. We may safely assume that the years to eome will never dim the roar of Art ' s laughter nor the friendships that " Hood ' Poinp " t m9. SOr.O-MOX STANI.KV KATXKIi MUMI Uku II, Fu.HIDA ir -Private, t, -2. 1, ( ' (.iponil :); Vii-iiiia Academy " I SririHv k ;i, ■ . 1; •■D " Company AtliHic Manager 1; lnlml,,lnal ;(,l,.,■Cluh4, 3, ' 2, 1; Floriila Clul); Armed Forces (lull k Ikliyious Council ' 2, Treasurer 1; I ' rcsideiit, Jewisli Council 2, 1; Cadet Waiter ' 2, 1; I ' ictnrial K.iitor, Bomb 1; Officers of the Guard Association 1. Sol came Soutli on a line September day liopin;; to find tlie Soiitliern hospitality lie had heard so much about and was promptly greeted and made to feel right at home by the friendly folks of " Ve Olde Institute. " Sol must liave ' liked it Ihr ' iHiaiise he has been heard to say, " I love it here! " on scMial occasions. Sol ' s love tor VMI may have cooled in the span of four years but liis desire to become a doctor certainly hasn ' t. This anibilhiii, lo-dlicr with his hifjli ideals, uillingness to help, and fii. ti.iU m: or. will surely help him .apture the best that life lia I- ,.llci and mark him as one of the outstanding members of the class of ' .jil. " Butch " HARRY DEbPIUS RAY I)ai.i,a.s, Texas History. Infantry— Private 4, 3, -2, 1; Cross Country 4, 3, 2, Captain 1; In.loor and Outdoor Track 4, 3, ' 2, Co-Captain 1; Moiiograin Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Texas Club 4, 3, 2, Vice President I ; ( liciTlca.ler 1 ; History 3, 2. 1 ; Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1 ■ All Soutli.Tii CoiilVrcncc Cross Country; lll.JS All Virginia ( ollcgiate Track and Field Team; Big Six SSO Champ 1958; Distinguished .Military Student; Geology Assistant. Oul.f Everything is done big in Texas, and Harry has lived up i this standard. Running Varsity Cross Country, Indoor and Track for four years, he has found time to maintain - -1 hIcs while being very active in extracurricular activities. -mIcs belonging to many clubs and organizations, Harry 1 ( Iccted Captain of Cross Country, and Co-Captain of ' I and outdoor track. He has also succeeded in obtaining - i.-nlar commission in the Army, in which he hopes to aki ' his career. For Harry, " D " stands for dames, . hyays on the prowl r brighter skirts, he has hobbled on crutches, padded money lis, and used some of the biggest lines of all in striving to cinate the opposite sex. He was never one to refuse a ink. nor let a party grow dull. Remembering Harry, Texas II always be the biggest and best. " Fly : Wetback ' AI.E.r.VXDRO EDCARDO REYES Pa!5ay Citv, Philippine Islands Civil Engineering, Infantry— Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, Second Lieutenant 1; .ludo; Soccer; .I-V Rifle Team- . rmed Forces Club; Xcwman Club; American Society of ' iN " il Engineers. . ndy wasn ' t aware of what he was stepping into when he enrolled as one of our Brother Rats in 1955. However, on the ery first day of his stay at VMI he decided he was going to succeed, and that he did. Today Andy is at the cuhnination of his success here and wears the first lieutenant stripes ever gi -en a Pasay City favorite son. Through the years Andy also dedicated quite a bit of his time to studies and other activities. .As a soccer player we will remember him as one of the stalwart dcfen.semen. and although not tall in stature, his knowledge of judo makes him big in the minds of his Brother Rats. Andy has earned a great respect from his ilass and, in turn, has extended an open invitation to visit him in the Philippines. Who knows, maybe some day there will be a class of ' 39 reunion in the Presidential Palace of the i lii]ippines. " Andy " " ZJ IIKUBERT LEE RICHARDSON XORFOLK. ViRGINTA Civil Engineering, Artiller — Indoor and Outdoor Track i, 3, i, 1; Rat Football; Varsity Football 3; Rat Wrestling; American Society ot " Civil Engineers; Tidewater Club. In September, four years ago, a mass came through Jackson Arch to thro ' others who Helbi, 1, going I H i-M if red hair and freckles his lot witli si.iiie 3llt) Nxhcl Ih. . Acre soon to become his Brother I{ats aiid friends, .t II " time ill csliililishing himself with his easv .MMihlv ;umI hulniv k, II. U lir iiiiiM iiMi;illy l.r found ably holding his own III. L.ii.l. t party happened to be. He hasn ' t met _iil M I I. lit both he and the girls are more than On H. I kiiiLihti Ihrbie could be found slaving away with the old proverbial crutch, his slide rule, and scratching his head in sheer awe and amazement. But he ' ll come tlirough as we all know. Who knows what the future holds, lint knowing Ilerbie he will find success in whatever he does. Herb " ll.UiRY MILLER RITSCH Covi.N ' GTON, Virginia History, Infantry— Private -1, 3, 1, Scrt;. ' ant ' . ' ; Baseball f; Blood Bowl i, 3; Glee Club ' 2, 1; hib 4; Intcr national Relations Club ' 2, 1; Westniinslcr Ei-llousiiip f. 3. ' i, 1: Canterburv Club 1; Cadet Vcslrv 1 ; Intraniinals f. 3, -2, 1 ; Cadet Staft ' 4, 3; Armed Forces Clulj I: Ofliccis of the fiuard Association 1; Manzolillo ' s Rifles 1. " Good-by Virginia University, so long to the orange and blue ... " So sang Harry as he left dear ole Walioci-Ianil to join his future Brother Rats at a real part. ' school. Despite the various impediments placed iipiiii the times ol keydets. Ha cursions out .. keeping with tli out of it, " ()y hove sl.ipi.e.l iMadis.iii, ,111.1 ol)Serv;il| ;n, " foll,.«.Ts- al unforg.-llal.l,- n medical s, I1....I. undertake it w nnaL ' cd to lead tli ,k llin.ii-li..ill ill nightly elliiii.l-sta ■!,.■, I ..r lli. ' iii III. ■III. . i iv..iiiiiig some unfortunate e ciils that nnght I l.sser man, he took up invasions to Seni, Sweet Briar, with W L as a point of I ..pportunity. The days of Harry and his MI are now over, leaving mostly fond anil leiii. tries. Upon graduation, be it the militar. , l.r marriage, we are all sure that Harry will th his usual dri -e. " Rich " (■l.. l DK WESLEY ROBERTS Cuu. L G.vBLEs, Florida English, Armor — Private i, Corporal 3, First Sergeant ' 2, Captain 1; Distinguished Militarv Studcht; . rmed Forces Clnl 3. 2, 1, Vice President 1; Lutheran Club 4, 1; (•|nl.;Track4. From the Sunshine State at a double time run Wes Uol erts came to have some fun. riir.iui h Limits Gates and Jackson ' s Arch He learned to strain and " Left Flank-March. " Summer over, the fun began, For old C. W. was a real bad man. The vinegar flew and shouts were heartl. As Corporal Roberts continued his purge. The Second Class year brought a well earned rest From academics and the rest. For with diamonds beneath his elie rniis twn First Sergeant Roberts much tail did chew. The big year at last and W ' es was blessed (?) W ith VMI ' s pride and very best, " F " Co., Foxtrot, the best men of all, Company Commander on him did fall. " Wes " J 959. History, Armor — Private 4, 3, 1, Serjeant 2; Footl)aIl 4, 3, 2, co-captain 1; Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1; Basketball 4, 1; Monogram Club, President 1; Honor Court 1; Bomb Stall ' 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; W)ws Whu Anwmj Sludcil.s In Amirinin CoHegea and Universities. Four years afjo on a warm August (lay Bob came to VJII a montli aliead of most of his Brother Rats where he was to start his brifjht future in sports. In his first year Bob showed his xersatility and won a first place berth in the three major sports and in baseball hit a fabulous .400. Growing more mature with each year. Bob steadily improved and by his senior year, the sky looked like his goal. He but fair. Bob ' iklr trurka-a well on his lb- broke hi pla .tere.l tlie .. His rea. r, .11. I.I h, h. ' .n.l liim many friends here, both faculty and cadets alike. Being conscientious, he has made a good example of himself as a scholar. Anyone who has ever seen Bob on a dance week-end or after a football game is bound to have seen a pretty little female tagging along behind him, known by most as Alice. Best of luck to both of tliem on their marriage, June 13. 1!)5!). ■•Bobbv " WILLIAM NICHOLS lUFFIN. .IR. Petersburg, Virgixh Cliemistrv. . rtillerv — Pri -ate 4, Corporal 3, Supply Sergeant ■. ' . Captain " F " Company. 1; Aiii.ri.;,ii Cl„,,,i,. ' ,l S,„.ietv; F.i.,tl,all 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Wn-llih-, (..n.iil ' ■ ittc ' c. i:xc.utive Committee; CIIIOMK Al, WD I i , I I i;i{IN(; NKWS All-Chemical All-.Vnu-ricai, l-...,ll,all r..iiii: .Vl ' s . 11- Southern Conference Football Second Team; Ail- ' irginia Big I ' ive Team. Nick hit yyil four years ago with red, white and yellow ah-eafl ' in his eyes. The son of a VMI man, he was ready 1.1 take the Institute by phases of cadet life, at failed in the love depai one per week and his 1.. playing jokes and spout long for anyone to unci, mates as one of the mo.s in the class. He has left and did so. He xcelled in all I hi. ' tics, but , lii :in..n- I.i . ' iiiunbering ..■- :ii. r.iii;il ■rii..iiL:h often .. ..I lil.rature uilli words too 1. i( k is known by his class- .i.rili.iu and competitive guys k .111 all those who have known him and even though some of the marks are physical, they will always remind us of a top flight guy and one of our best Brother Rats. " Nick " JOHN mVIN RUGH New Florence, PE JNsYLv. fIA Chemistry, Air Force — Private 4, 1, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2; Track Team 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club; Armed Forces Club; . inerican Chemical Society. The class of " 59 did not realize how fortunate it was when ■lohn Rugh decided to honor the Institute with his presence for four years. ManeuveriTia liis convertible with one hand, a bottle ' in the other, an. I mm..ii ..f ,.iiitli,TTi i..H. ' .lancing through his head, John luin. ' .l ,i l.;i, k ..n tli. ' lull. ..t P.-iinsyl- vania and headed south (.. L.-xinglmi. .lit. ■num.-. I to be a success. His marvelous happy-go-lucky outlook has helped him conquer all obstacles in his path — that is, all except one 5 ' 6 " bundle of femininity from the Oakie State. We are sure that when John leaves VMI, he will take with him those traits which made him an outstanding cadet. " John " ImM : alRK-«lrk r w ■f t ■ ' i ' vv m 1 - - il ■« - — .. :| , YiU ■ -l v r- HICAIiDO AI.FUEDO SANTOS (lUAVAljrlL, KcTADOR Cix ' il iMigiiieeriiig, Armor — Pri ' ate 4-, ' 2, 1, Ciirpmn! S; Soccer 4, 3, 4, 1; Baseball 3, 2, 1; Monogram Cliih - ' , 1; Newman Club 1; American Society of Civil Engineers; (»(1A; Intrainurals 4, 3, 2, 1. Paying little heed to the warnings of an older brother, Rich came From far-off Ecuador to take a crack at VMI, Being a native of a foreign land did not pro H to he n liiiidrnnce lo Rich ' s capabilities; he was quiik ! ;h1ju I In Ihis new en- vironment, and became well liknl iiintin his Iclluw lailrts. Proficient in his country ' s natitnuil sport, Kicli phiyn! fuur years of soccer, although he earned his letter in l)asel ;ill after his first season at that sport. Among his more adniiiable qualities, besides a very pleasant character, are intluslriuus- ness, and the determination to always do well. Majoriiii: in Civil Engineering, his main ambition is to get into one ni llic bigger South American oil companies to extract petrol ' iini. Who knows, mavhe in a few vears he will live up to «l.;il we :ill ( ill him- Ri -h! " Kirir- UOIiKRT PHILLIP SELLERS S i; soTA, Florida Civil Engineering, Infantry— Private 4, ' 2, 1, Corjioral 3; Glee Club; Florida Club; Cadet Waiter; Indoor Track 4; . rmed Forces Club; Officers of the Guard Association; Methodist Club; American Society of Civil Engineers. The " Quiet Man " eame to VMI from the sunshine state of Florida with a big grin; but when Phil walked into Jackson Arch, the grin was replaced by firm determination, a determi- nation to excell in nearly everything thai he did. Phil was a hard person to u know his traits, you knew you His subjects did not come easy, he has overcome the odds am alumnus. Phil usually was call.d Slr,|,, for him, it was wise to looh in I he is out of it now tlmt In i IK We ' re sure he will alwavs live derstan.l, hut had foiin.l V( prep.- you got to lf a friend, ■-dying will, become an let Muse if you were looking rk first. But these days, ir Uncle Sam. I our cX])ectations of him ,wn. Happy I.MO.Iings! ' Sleepy ' STEPHEN HOWELL SEWELL Statesboho, Georgia Civil Engineering, Corps of Engineers — Private 3, Sergeant 2, Second Lieutenant 1; Distinguished Military Student; Rat Footl)all; Rat Wrestling; Captain Soccer Team 2, 1; Glee dull 3, 2, 1; American Societv of Civil Engineers; Florida Chill S|(M , 1 I . k tlu Id n DuU I n id tor tint I ' lt 111(1 ■ I «hich, le The sciutiny I INK I his kid to miuN jmnts t ik mII. in ot lilt irioub papers tor Lnnersit ol Icnnessee scores. ii aMd suppoiter ot am actiMt ot the Institute and bootcr on the soccer team, Ste e has lor three jears been an outst inding soloist with the Glee Club nd if more i])- iices could be arranged at Hollins and Baldwin, the I craze would be back with us. It is hoped that he may I his iilaiis achieved and live a hajipy and successful life. " Steve " pear; 959. (11!.MA. .IOSi;i ' ll SIIAMI |{i( li.f, ' .V, Annoi— I ' llviilc t, ' 2, 1; Ccrporal Nowman Club; Virginia Acadcny of Siifiav (hib; Intramurals. Anh. (■il hi.. ' I ' sprnt Tlio Michigan FlasI, lien, tli. years in Dixie, an.l IIh- S.mllih lu.ii I h.-.-n tl.e since. Now the tini ' has c..nic lor lliis lariicl nicnil.. -D.k ' s TJutchers " to pull up stakes aial lica.l l,a k n His luiigcst objectives for tlie future are twofold; the lii al school, and the second is a rare sunflower fror h e slate wlio carries the handle of Muriel. We ' re sure when Ole Norm carries the gusto he used to win his ] rrieiids with into future objectives, whatever they are, he a tremendous success. " Moose " that he ' ll PIIHJP r.Rl ' .EXLKAF SIIEPARI) (rIaiTOX. CoWECTK I ' l ' Civil Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, 1, Corporal li. Sergeant 2; American Society of Civil Engineers; Armed Forces Club; Judo Team; Varsity Wrestling: Newman dull. Treasurer; Intramurals. Ole ' Sliep has graced the grounds of the Institute lii this tn M liave grown accustomed to his eon- inmdcd look. We have listened to him id have been forced to hear the results Ne played all the e bid farewell l . I In Host assure.l li. r he goes to the eivili: a,l, Mnp 111 rid until the hour we known a person 1(1 lost so few times. of the human race, .inrl deal to success slap EDWAlil) ALLEX SITCH Yale, Vii!Gini. ir Force — Private -i, 3, 2, 1; American Institute s 4, 3, 2, 1; OGA; Fencing Team 3, 1; Outstanding n Si. iKc Cadet Award 4; Cadet Contributor ' 2, 1; Flying ( lull 1, J, mateur Radio Club 3, 2, 1. the " Mail PI Plr In the past four years Ed has become know ii Scientist " of the class. Ilis projects have been many, varied, and oei-asi.MialK cm n iiere fiil. Most will remember his lmf,.e hill ill-lalr.l diiiL ' ilil. ' model, his " Stichnik " rocket, and his iiiaii L ' nM|io d.r iveipes. Though never known for lii ,ar;i,lrioM or inililar prowess, lie- lias, nevertheless, rouihlrd oiil In. r.liaalion uilh a i; I .leal .it .A I i;i-. iirricular that .aii.e. lli.s ambition is obvious when one note- the model, space travel books, and missile magazines that he slaiilly keeps nearby. Ed ' s burning curiosity and his .Iiaiit for creating new and unconventional ideas will IV him far in the world of success. y ■ ' Ed ' ' 7 KENNETH GARLAND SMITH Lynchburg, Virginia Civil Engineering, Infantry— Private 4, 1, Corporal 3. Sergeant 3; American Society of Civil Engineers; Baseball Manager 4; Varsity Basketball Manager 2, 1; Ring Com- mittee; Insurance Committee; Lvnchburg Clulr, Mctlmcfist Club; Distinguished Military Student; Officers of t lie Cnard Association. " Smitty " arrived at VMI in September of 1955 with the high ambition of being one of the best " civils " VMI has to offer in June 1939. This Kenneth has ably succeeded in doing with his constant hard work and intelligence. Not only has Kenneth succeeded in being a top flight engineer, but also a very top flight person whose character and personality were revered by underclassmen and brother rats alike. It goes without a doubt that Smitty ' s future holds great " K. G. " MARK ALEXANDER HERBERT SMITH, .IR. Alex. ndria, Virgi.via Pre-med, Infantry — Corporal 3, First Sergeant 2, First Lieutenant 1; Citation from Commanding General, Second U. S. Army, (or ROTC; Virginia Academy of Science; General and Executive Committee; Historian of class of ' 59; Canter- bury Club -t, 3; Armed Forces Club ' 2. ' MI hekl no fears for Mark . lexander Herbert Smitli tliat dark afternoon in September four years ago. Mark truM ' led across two countries and an ocean to reach the liistoric military shrine of the South and to become a brother rat of " 59. A man with a purpose, he is well on his way to attaining his two goals, medicine and the military. One of " Doc ' s " disciples lie is equally at home in the classroom, on the hill, or in the great outdoors. No sloucli when it comes to a party, " Mix another highball " has been known to throw some. In addition to the good luck wliich shall be his, we wish this true gentleman of the South good bourbon, good hunting, and a good life. " Smyth " ROBl RT ALAN SOMMERS ( 11 U LOTTES ILLE, ViRGIXIA Ili tiir Artillery — Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, Lieutenant 1; Distinguished Military Student; Distinguished Student; C omnnnders i, 3, 2, 1, Business Manager 1 ; VMI Cadet StaH, writer I, 1; Ring Figure Committee 2; Dixon English Society 1 . Tlic 111,- K, bul t.: brisk., nictap wnrl.l di.l not nivxh n ,111.1 r ii li. 1 h. ' C.l . This ears ,-,l M1 ,b iiiiiii le.1 l.v estahli- huiiHu- practical intellects of tlu )l) and carelessly reckonrd thv rising spirits of llir ;ul)liine character stecpc.l i liysical dandy spent four yv ' fi liiit grins animated with inniir.ii.Ttr rloqin-n idioticgood nature. His suhll. .snisc (.f hum iliicvements academically and militarily have nia .■ to E Company, the Class of ' 59, and Charlott vanlo " descended directly from the cool schoi • U] llir l.r.l hi stMiT ' ■; from Cliarluttc - it of barracks with his scintillating ic unexpected. Surely the future ' ir Robin and a cute little gal (the iV. j {tf M ?; m9 (iKOHCK LKK SOlTllAlil ) HlCUMONl), VlIKilNIA Clii-mistTv. Arlillcry— Private- +, ' 2, 1, Corporal S; BaskctliMll 1; V..l,-I,all 1, ;j, -I, Captiiiri 1; Baseliall i,3; MoriOKram Cliih; Aiiu riciiii ( ' lii ' iiiical Society; Officers of tlie Guard Association; Daytoiia He Lee Soutliard, Tlic Tn is known to anyone who Im at VMI. Ill llHlKimi.k,.,! " Clieyeinie, " and " Snake, ver watched a haskethall fjaii a pai-ly I.e.. is I,,,,.. Tlimai Imt l-ee .1..,- I„.|li, stands hiyh m rli,n,i As vet he lias Hut ,1, Kiadnatioii l.nt our will . ' ive it all he hi I.I I. UrII hkr.l liV I mI,-.I vslial III lav ,alrlv 1 1. , Jlisl as he i.kriliall Irani. . Hlolher Jtals. a I will be after e er it is, Lee thing at VMI. IlllWARI) HIAINE SPRIXKL1-. Ro.VNOKE, VlIiGINIA Civil Engineering, Air Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, First Sergeant and Regimental Sergeant Major 5, Rei, ' iinental idri- 1; An ■ Cixll K xarshv uivsllliii;; Srr I I ' la.-r in I.-.7 W • ■ l.i.-, .-, .iil li, i a, ( ' .ii.rnvnrr Wirstliini rnnrnanunl :1, 1 i-l iimni-lM . I M- ' KOTC ' a(let; Outstanding Cadet Award, Af ' llOTC Sumna i Cain| . Moody AFB, Ga.; Who ' s Who Among Students in American i ' nUeges and Universities; . rmed Forces Club. Hal entered VMI from Roanoke, ' a., and from the lieginning his military bearing and conscientious effort to get ahead made him one of the most outstanding men in his class Athletics, academics and the militar lia - all limi I iktn ni stride and in each case Hal has r.| d n I I indmg record. His theory is to do everytlnim |.i tlu in -i d i i , n iU When he works, he works hard; when it is Inue to he iiiilitir he is all military; and at parties, he is all party. Hal will be a success in whatever he decides to do, hctlRr in military or civilian life. " H. B. " JI ' STIX RODERICK STRLXK, .IR. Blff.vlo, New YoitK History, Infantry— Pri ate 4, 3, Sergeant 2, Second Lieutenant I; Distinguished Military Student; Intramurals 4, 3, i, 1; Intramural Representative 1; Glee Club 4, 3, ' 2; . rmed Forces Club i, 1; Cheerleader 1; Monogram Minstrel 3, 2, 1. •Jud came to VMI from the motherland of the north, intent on leaving his mark in " Southern Society " which he managed to do with no trouble, winning both friends as well as enemies in the process. Known as the minstrel of barracks, Jud is forever thinking up new ways to ease the suffering of a captive audience, . dept with the guitar, ukulele, saxaphone, bass drums, jews harp, clarinet, cymbols, steam calliope, and the alpine horn, his presence in any gathering is easily dis- cernable. Forever leading ski expeditions into the mountains — from which few return — Jud is also a bold adventurer. While there are always a good many things on his inventive mind, Jud has found the time to help lead the Corps through a winning football season with his mad antics, excelled in the military as well as his schoolwork, and made many fast friendships that will never be broken. Planning a career in teaching — at least for the moment — Jud plans to be near his beloved ski slopes and to continue the easy-for-him task of working with people. " Jud " DON i,i) Lons SWIIlAUr ( (iM SGTON, Virginia ( i il Engineering, Air Force — Friviite 4, ], Corporal 3, i; Murphy ' s Maruuilers ' , ' , 1; American Society of Civil Enfjineers; Footliall 4; Basel)all 4, 1; Track i, 3, -2. 1; Intranuirals i, 3, 3, I; Intramural Football All-Star Team 3, 2, 1 ; E Co. Intramural Manager 1 ; Blood Bowl 3 ; Methodist Club 4; Glee Club 4; CADET Sports Staff 1; OGA 1. Don came tearing out of the " sweet smelling " hills sur- rnun hnu ( ' . ini lun to begin four years (that almost turned into h ,11- III jiursuit of an education. As many of the bo s ijoiniii l :ii r.ii ks know, he got much more of an education III III li. liii-.iiiiril fi,r. Crimes can al« a be found in barracks liiill s, .,mii- -Mui.llioj .,11 Mil 111,1, „„■ |i;,ck, an.l himself. This I- I,. « ,N|H.,|, ' ,I l„,,:iUM, «hrn I),, II ,,kr a weekend he does no lilkmg, ju»t lislening. Tlie ' ■liule lady " has him well unchr control. He is known as one of the best Monday nionnng quarterbacks in the horizontal lab department. 1T) V RI G RXER TALLEV ( li(imsti rmor— Private 4, 3, ' i. 1; Varsity Football 3; niiiKin Chemical Society. 1 d uitired the gray walls of the Institute in the fall of ' .-)-, Is I ti instLr student from the home of the Wahoos. Here at Ml III liiund life quite a bit different, but became adjusteil to It m a short time, as is typical of him. After suffering the normal rat hardships he plunged headlong into his third class year with much hustling and bustling and striving for a place in the world of the intellectual. When Ed became a second classman he moved in with one redlicadcd Irishman and one Mole Martin. Soon Ed and his croims ,n kii,, vii .is (lie " Unholy Three. " He has kept his lii,,lli,r Hals iioMiiif; their sides with laughter ever since at his wit and keen sense of humor. We are sure, whatever his tield of endeavor be, that he will not only do well in it, he will conquer it. Good luck, ' Ed. " Ed " .l. .Mi:s THEODORE TATE, JR. Rl, ILMn.M), ' lHGI- I. English, Ariih.r Private t; Corporal 3; Sergeant ' 2; Second laeu tenant 1; Tli.- CADI " !-, ( ' ,,nl nlmliiig Eililor -2, Managing Editor 1, E lil,.]-in-( ' liier 1; Cii.lel .Vssislaiit Librarian ' , ' , 1; English Deparlment Assistant 1; R. E. Di.Kon English Society 1 ; . riiieil Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; International Relations Club t, 3, 2, 1 ; Who ' s Who Amo7ig Students in Americaji Colleges and 1 niren.ities. Ted has worked very hard in a number of capacities during his tour ear stay at VMI. The schedule which he had to lolIo U1S It times very demanding and required hours of i( k pri p ir ition. lid Ins in n close friends at VMI, and is alwavs willing I ) h.lp 1 brother rat " . While at ' M1 ' IVd ha e ' xeelled in I iiinnbci of capacities; ,,lii,,r ;iiii,,iih il,,, , i, his ,-ink in llie (lit Corps and his |i,,-l ,is f ' ,,lil,,i ' ,,1 Ih, ' I1 (a, 1,1. I iw is the profession llial ' IV,1 lias ,li,.seii r,,r Ins ,arei-r, iiid present plans indicate work here in Lexington at the I K il college ' Vs one of the most prolific of barracks writers, iiid I keen budgetarian, he should rise to high heights. In aihliti, II ill I will be the practice of maintaining a large tannh iii i ml | .irtiiership with a Sweet Briar lass. Certainly birr I 1 111 1 iilerprising and diligent weight-lifter, sack hound in 1 MI supporter, Ted is alwa,vs a valuable friend, " Ted " tjrw: - ■il Kiif;inoorint!, Aniioi- isitvl ' " ootball;Vai-sitvl{x .-lMll iriuOGA; Armed Konvs Cliil., Kvery evening just :it snn l()wri the evening fiuw lets cut m niiglity roar to signal tlie day ' s end. F.very ini.rninj; just at sunup a smaller liut more powerful fjun lets out a niinlilier roar whieh continues until sundown. The little gun ' s name is l.loyd Thacker, and he lias been roaring steadily for four years. It is a roar of anger on the football field, a roar of detorniination in the classroom, and a roar of happiness at a party. I!ulni " lK il i I he roar of laughter. Lloyd has laughed ami ' worked In- " .i. lliru everylhiiig that VMI has to offer and a few thirijis iIkiI il doesn ' t. If it eannot be said of anyone else, it ean be said of Lloyd that he truly works hard, lives hard, and plays hard. A tew timid souls have mistaken Lloyd ' s abundance of energy for something else and crudely labeled him " Thacker the Attacker. " But we know the Attacker for what he is, as fine a friend and " Brother Rat " as VMI has to offer. So laugh on, Lloyd, and The Class of ' 59 laughs with ' OU. " The Attacker " EDWARD FRANCIS THOMAS, JR. H.. nTsD.. LE, New York History, Armor — Private I. :j. 1, Sergeant 2; Distinguished : Ii!itary Student ' 2, 1; ■hilin Letcher History . ward; Judo Team i. Pnblieitv Chainiiaii :!, Managrr-Srrretary ' 2, Captain 1; Yankee Club ' t. riiMil. ' iil 1; Tlie ' M1 Hhmb Business StalV 1; liilcriiational lirhi I .on. Club ■- ' ; fro-rain .■iiid Publicity Director 1; The CADLT I-:dilural StalV -2, 1; Arnied Forces Club 1; Class Fund Insurance Council 1; History Club 1; Life Insurance Trainee 2, 1; OGA 1. ■Hi; F,d " came down to of New York. He l.i lad won the Civil W ; Tli-litute W from the concrete iin an idea that the II found that he had over agam. .Alter lour years of arduous fighting, nighty conqueror. The Institute succumbed and iheepskin. Success is in store for this big Y ' ankee ar mark ideas. " Big Ed " HENRY EVANS THOM s I . rLINGTON, lRGIMl lilt i rm r — Prl it i ( irj) ril i Serge int ' 2 Second 1 I III Hint 1 1)1 till mil I " Vlilit ir stuihiit Editor in ( In I I 11 I ■ 111 I 1 Ml I I I I 1 1 I 111 International Kliliii ( liil 11 1 I 111 ii_iiii I Inl 1 II lit Press Club, Wli Wli ill iii iH HI ( lli_ 111 I I iin 1 itus Timmin , MusiL SociLt 1 rmed Forces ( lub 4 ) ' 1 ludo Teim 2 1 Amateur Radio Club 3 2 The Human ' i hirlnind »9 s own Sonn Thomas, may ippeir to be running iround in circles most of the time, but it ' s only because he ' s got so much to do. Having acquired a lion ' s share of presidencies of various extra-curricular activities. Sonny has propelled himself into such a frenzied state of activity that the rest of us are left dumbfounded. The only real go-go-go man in the class, Sonny is a living memorial to what can be done even while living in VMI liarracks under VMI regulations and VMI sanction. Though not much for economy of motion. Sonny has managed to iiiiiiiitaiii an amazingly high level of efficiency in all his a.iivilics. 11. iw does he do it? When will he run down. Is this Brother nl uiirs rcilly perpetual motion personified. Whatever the r;iv,.. Si.iiii, I ' li ' k- like a hell of a good bet in any field he ini;;lil hy, (iriillciiMii of tile military, business and pro- fessional Horkl.-.; We present you our own Sonny Thomas. We suggest you bid high for his services . " Sonny ' $ fl «l«iS i»««l«tS«Sp«SlM«B -»-- W ( i il Engineering, Artillery — Private 3, First Sergean t ' 2, S Kind Battalion Captain 1; Distinguislicd Military Student; Knig Figure Committee; American Society of Civil Engineers i, i.l The old soldier came to V,MI in the fall of ' 56 after two years with Uncle Sam and before that, two years at the University of Missouri. With a solid background and a steadfast purpose, graduation, he has in a short time made good. His progression from a rat to Battalion Commander in three years is a big step wliich shows his amazing ability. . s lor matrni ■Sell,,,,! Tcarhei be in a certain - nilr as a commuter to it. Itv Ann learn all of them spoil RI( H RD S MliEL TRWDEL HK ( O Tl LINOIS ( nil I luinitrmg rtiller — Pmite -t 3, 2, 1; Glee Club; Vmkik iTi Sofiet ot Ci il Fupjineers Lxecutive Committee (I 111! Hi li ious Council President of the Lutheran Club; on.., IS ,1 tht Guird ssocntlon nistinguished Military Sh. I.llt In tilt I ill ot lloo thcrt emu to tlu mountains of Virjiiiii honi the nmd Clt ot the North (Chicago), a tall iiikic From the ramute Dick entered this place he w ' as dett niiiin d to make somethmg of himsclt and graduate from MI ir ir the top of his class. This is what he has done. Practic.ilh anytime during the day he will be found at his desk (toiiii rubber seat well established beneath him). But on top oi all this (foam rubber included), he has found time for many extra activities including a nice string of broken hearts o er the yea During Dick ' s .stay here, he lins ni.iiiv fr long will be renieniixivd llir Cliir;,-., K„l s;,y tree guys. " Bui I ' mni ilir si;ii)J:iiil ili.ii Dirk in kept, he will do well anv phi.v llml li,- -cs up,,,, U -: and who knows, maybe next year his Brother Rats l,i,„ «itl, a " Hi ya. Teach! " " Dick " V1 1.1,1AM I.KROY TRAYLOR. .Hi. ()iiL, XDO, Florid. Chemistry, Infantry— Private i, 3, ' 2, 1, Corporal 3; .American Chemical Society; Armed Forces Club; Business Manager 1959 Bomb; Baseball team; Wrestling team; Glee Club; Officers of the Guard Association; Weekend Chemistry Lab Club; Florida Club; Intramurals. Coming from the " Sunshine State, " Bill brought more than his share of that sunshine into the barracks of VMI. Though small in stature. Bill overcame such names as " Stump, " " Hat, " " Squat, " and other wisecracks to rise to leadership at j opularitv in the Corps. Ready for anything, he was ll,r li,-,l al ],r l,a,lirs a,,. I ll,. ' la ' sl I.. 1,-av,-. lie ,]H-nt :,,■- .lHr,„l,,,,; 1,|, | • ,|;,|,. ,-,-,,,,,,| n,.,I,;,1 allack Ml tl„. „,,kl,nl,., " ' l,,l,■ al II,. ' s,- I,,,,, ' rxi.kal il,L ' and grc always four ( " land the le.- ,,| ,,L ' I, that is. Hi, come. Will, I,, MI s,,,vly , a p,-, ' ,lic;ition of what is to al,lv. ,!r be the man lo make the u urki loi-ct Xapole " Stmup " ,.l ability. Bill may ■ - t f 9S9. I ' All. DRKWIIY ' ritOXI.EU VII. LE, l ' " l.lll(lll Civil KriniiKvriiig, Aimor -I ' livale K i. 1, (■(ii-|Kinil ;); Hat Wn-slliiiK; liitramunils 4, a, -l, 1; Cadet Stall ' i, 1; Episcopal Cad.l W ' sliy 1; Cantcrliury Club 1; Glee Club 4, 3, 4; Armed Kcnvs Club 4, 3, ' 2,1; OGA; ' 58 Ring Figure Conuniltee; Florida Club; University of Miami Alumni AsMK-iation; Five Year Cluli; Summer Scliool of ' .MI. Ore aljout Drew transit parts, slate i quite ; of Mi, eTidea ' " da ai he is lots of V lias come to be recognized as a ell known lixtur VMI, a faithful member of the " Five Year Club, is waging a successful war with the slide-rule and nor. " While I) vears ahead ii potential for a against the authoritie Drew has been spread i n his weekend jamils I lover he is too. His cj lid could not liav,. I,r, stranger around these icer throughout the " les femmes " and rkat thcT ' niversitv . kr,| bright future. " J rew " .L4MES JACOB TRUE LOWBEH, Pen. sylv.ania Engineering, . rtillery — Private 4, 3, ' 2, 1; arsity , 3, 2, 1; The . merican Institute of Electrical Student Chapter. ber Flash " cai dd his puii.hv .tly an ardciil ; liclpi itlu ttlin4d..v 1 the coal mines of Pennsvl- to VMUs drab barracks. .■uh-ocale of " the syslcra " he has id to sonic rat in need. He plans irr as brief as possilile. Jim looks illi a good job and some Southern liK k in the world in the future and realized. " Jim " PINTER NEWKIRK TRUMPORE Cranfohd, New Jersey Flectncal Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, Corporal 3, S rgeant ' ■2, Color Private 1; Track 4; Swimming 3, 4; Glee ' 4. Distinguished Military Student 2; American Institute ot Electrical Engineers; Officers of the Guard Association. Pete journeyed to the glorious South from np in Yankee land and made the fatal mistake of entorini: M . But after becoming accustomed t the new l i.c if Htr. Ii !i;is .sucreedrd in becoming one of the outstanding cailils m1 |ii i Ij-snnd a true Citizen-Soldier. In athletics, academics and activities he has ahvnys Ih ' cu above par. A man who knows how to live witli tlu ' least worry and the most excitement, Pete is well liked by all ill barracks. His dependability, ambition and pleasing personality will certainly assure him of a great future. " Pete " » H A lii.ili.fjv. Armor— Private 4, 3, ' 2, 1; ' irginia Acadeniv of S.iriHv ;i. J, 1; Richmond Club; Methodist Club; Officers of the (Hiiiid Association; Armed Forces Club 2; Shepherd Society 1; Ai hcology Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Soccer 4; Intraraurals 4, 3. " Tuck " is primarily kno ii for two things here at VMI. Tile first of these is his ultra-conservative attitude on money spending. It is rumored here that he pinched a nickel so hard liiat the Buffalo squealed. The second of these is his extensi -e use of tactical evasive maneuvers, both with the Institute, and with many members of the opposite sex. His happy and carefree personality blend with groups of all descriptions. From here our boy goes to the ledical College of ' irginia to c cntually become a doctor. Considering his ability to tiiink hen the chip.s are down and his -ast c peiiencc as one (.f " Doc ' s " boys for four years, hc Iwm lie uon ' t nuss. " Tuck " sPLNCER ( ) KLF IK KIH I FXINGTON irGIM nistor rmor — Prn ite 4 stn.l.nt ' Chiirmm fl iss 1 ( orjior il 3; Distinguished ' ) 1 unti Counnittee; History I) I iilni nl I tint 1 l!i„niiintd Clerk 1; Distinguished lilil,i IhI lit s«ninnni„ R it 4 arsity 3; Varsity It I I ill Miiiuir 4 Hi id Mmiger 3 2, 1; Intramurals; 1 ,litor in Chia " l9o ) Bomb 1 lumor Fditor ' 2; CADET stift 3 2 1 R E DiNon English Socictv 1. International Ril itloiis Club 3, 2, 1 Glee Club 4, 3, 2 rmed F.irces Club k 3, 2. 1: Canterburv Club 4; Episcopal C.idct Vestry 1; b.iM.i:rair. Minstrel 4, ' 2; Cadet .-V.ssistant Librarian -2, 1. r isl JAcliange Council ' 2, 1; Ring Figure Comiinttee -2; Publications Board; n ' Ao ' .s- TfVio .Im,.;,;; Stwicnts in Amcn- can Colleges and Universitie -i. In his four years at VMI, Spencc ha y his constant activity, his ever inc iirk, and his often uproarious humor into almost every extra-curricular activih i hilii Ediln,slii|..,r ll,c■B liarra,ks.iill.|H.ii, nmiL less nl 11,,.,,. ,.,,.|n,li,.s, S|„.,„,,. 1,..,, 1 ,1, 1,, 1 stain, ,,l l)|,llii i.|,li..,l Sli„l,.n Ii ,. ,,l l,,,i„ the It.-ard- 1,1. M the ,ll and •|-| ' i,,,iL.| ' , |„„„.,-ii,i;a liill „ l„.,liil,.,,l «,,rk ,11,1 i.-s] S|„.|i,,.r 1,:,, ,.:lv ..,x, l„...l, ..ll.i.. 1,, .1., " IIh .xIi.i |,,I, ali,l al ;, , l,.,kru Imic (,. I„.|p Ills l.l,.|h. 1 l,il ,;,,l,.| uilh,,,,) |.r,jblem, academic or othcruise. [„.,, ,!■ ' , ,.i,,i,.avors have not been confined t, al,,i„. 11. -nil lias found time to work with " his l,, Mi- I ' rrh.ips his greatest satisfaction has come will ,. ,. from) this guidance work, for he plans .insil.iliU. or laxor " in.l l,ll.,« banacks ,oys " up- from (and 1 teaching " Spence " D() .LD SCHOFIELD IL: I ,.iioLK, Virginia III I i . Infantry— Private 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Manager Varsity I! , I I hall 3, ' 2; Monogram Club 3, i, 1; Canterbury Club 4; (il , ( lull 4, 3; Armed Forces Club " 2, 1; International Hclilioiis Chill 1; Tidewater Cliih 4, 3, 2, 1; History Club t i 2 1. On September 14, 19.5.5, there came to VMI from Norfolk the combat-ready " Ulmer. " Besides acciuiring the reputation ot the world ' s greatest narrator, Donnie has done very well 111 tour years at Vill. If not known to all as a swinging Ke det, he still has accomplished much in this field. Many m11 x ell remember the Friday night when he was cornered b " Gunsmoke " in a dark alley in Lexington and all the pi inning of the next nine weeks that was lost for him. .Mthoiigh he has traveled the worhl, " riiiu-r " is still a Ti.lcwatcr boy at heart. In whatever Held he chooses, whetlu ' r bum or tycoon, we are sure Donnie will do a Hue job. " Ulmer " 959. mmmmm ' tii .IDIIX AI.LKN A. KKSTKUKN Onancock, Virginia Clioniislrv, Air Fur«- Private 4, 3, 1, SerKeant -2; Distiii- fiuished Student 3; Distinguished AFROTC Cadet 1; Wrest- liiij; 3, ' 2, 1; Judo ' 2; American Chemical Society. This quiet guy came to VUl from the Eastern Sliore not kmnving exactly what lie was getting into. M first, he was lost without his motorcycle; liut with the prospect of flying, he adjusted him.-icif to ' tlie system and thronglunit his four vears proved to he a worthv reprcsenlalive nl " llie Sliore. " Although a im,d, standing ilieniistrv niaiur, it looks as if he will he deserting the lahoratories for the sky. V the air or in the lah, John will surely have no tnnihle friends and being successful. " John " elli( MICHAEL ANDREW VARGOSKO Bridgeport, Connecticut English, . rmor — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, Secoiul Lieutenant 1; English Society 4, 3; Intramurals 4, 3, -2, 1; Armed Forces Club 3, ' 2, 1; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; R. E. Dixon English Society ' 2, 1. This barbaric English major came out of V.inkec land to bless the walls of VML He is a serious young man who set out to do well both academically and militarily. He has managed to do well in both, and especially in his military accomplishments because he is a natural leader of men. If liis ability with books equaled his ability to lead, he wouldn ' t have ha l to fight a four-year academic battle. ilike will leave the Institute with the idea of staying in the Army the rest of his life. If he doesn ' t, he will make as fine a civilian as soldier because he is a person who can take charge and carry responsibility. He shows this ability in everything he does — academics, military AND females! •■Mike " Biolog JAMES GETER VER: IILLI0N Norfolk, Virgixi. lite 4, Corporal 3. Color Sergeant i. ider I: Vi Team 4; Rii (,l..r Clul.; Vi Virginia r:„ r „i HOTC Si-i Club; Rat Sw Medal mg Tea Ve,,hy Fellouship; Tideuatei Distinguished Military Student. Not ordy militarily, but also scholastically, Jim lias left ail cMcllent mark on VMI. One of Doc ' s true workers, he Ir.iiiird early how to spend his time in order to achieve iiiiiMiiiiiiii results, and that he has done. An excellent tennis ))layer with a deep love for the game, he forced himself to give it up after his rat year in order to devote more time to his studies. As a frequent figure at all parties, he could always he seen with the fair Virginia Beach lass, " the Bet. " Conscientious, and ingrained with a deep .sense of responsibility he ])artiripated widely in all activities, and made a fine name for hirn.self. One truly tops in the class of ' 59, he will most assuredly do well for ' himself in the field of medicine. " Jim " A» , K ' ■| ' h. Civil Engineering, Artillerv — Private 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Monogram Club i, 3, i, 1 ; Wrestling Team 4, 3, -i, 1 ; Officers of the Guard Association 1; Monogram Minstrel 3, 1; American Society of Civil Engineers; Tidewater Club. " Walks " could easily be called " the little man with the .IS- " He came to VMI that fateful September of 1955 iiu out the honor roll of " swamp rats " that were soon lilish their fame as both rats and upperclassmen. ■ has been the instigator for many ideas for such things to make a million dollars as a civil engineer, how to I party. :r how to take a tiip abroad. He will probablv niilliol, dollar... lie .vrlaiolv ali liirow a party, and I ' s iking from hi.s la. t trip abroad In a certain little island lia.- accomplislicd mucli in his four years here, not lu- ' t lirally, but in gaining many long-lasting friendshi|)s tlic process, having many good times that will al a s embered. " BiU " FR.WK HULL WHITE . tl. nt. , Georgi.v Engineering, Signal Corps-Private +, Corporal 3, Sergeant J. Lieutenant 1; Wrc.slling 4, 3, -. ' . 1, Co-Captain 1; Di.-itingnisli.d Mibtarv Student; lio.Mn Slalf 4, 3; Deep South Club 4, 3, ' J; Ar.seiial Club; . .ii.eriean In.stitute of Electrical Engineers. When Skip first came to V. L L lie wasn ' t quite sure, like the rest of n.s, »liat lie wa.s getting into, Init he was determined wlialever liap|)enecl lie was going to make the best of it. As i coiitiiiueil ill our ladetsliip, we came to know him as a hard wiiikir. ,1 Inii ' fiiciid and a tremendous competitior m his likrd ;in ! respected by all of us and we are sure and ability will reward him witli a responsible Skip tluit h positio " Skip ' .lOlTX PEXX WHITESrARVP:R Salem, ' iugixia Civil Engineering, Air Force — I ' riv;itr 4, 1, Corporal 3, Supply Sergeant 2; Rat Swimming Team; N ' ar ity Swimming Team; Glee Club; Monogram Minstrel; Commanders Dance Band: President Baptist Student Union; Executive Committee of the Religious Council; International Relations Club. Although a day student at VMI, Penn has found time for many activities above and beyond the call of duty. His in- terests lie in a wide range of activities from regular week ends to Salem, dragging a sabre beliind the band, touring the state with the dance band, to enjoying the finer things in life — women. Xot one for sacking out during " quiet hour, " Penn usually could lie found wandering around the stoops collecting on his l»apcr route and doing his studying after taps in First Bat- talion Headquarters. If the enthusiasm that Penn has shown here at VMI is carried past the Institute, he may find himself in his favorite braneli of engineering — Executive Engineering. " Penn " iV ) ' N : M ti5t l3f ' ' t 9S9. Wll.l.IS .IDllX WlCIll.KI -Miami HiOArii, Flohida l ' ;k-ctrieal liiigiuci-riiif;, Infantry— Private t, a, ! , 1; American Institute of Elcctrieal Knginoers; Cross Country 4; Indoor Irack -I; Outdoor track -t; IJifle team i, 3, 2; Intramurals 4, 3, i, 1; Officers of tlie Guard Association; Florida Club; Amateur Radio Clul); Chess Club. " Witcli Doctor " came from the Swamps of Floriila to N ' .MI with the idea to see and to conquer. He came and saw, but thai I onquered part — that ' s the bone of it all! Known his lliird class year as the " one star deserter, " this is a wonderful indication of his failure in his crusade to beat the system. . ftcr a year of confinement Wich matured and pursued the finer arts, namely women. This was short lived however, since a certain someone came into his life; he has spent all his clliirls tryini; to liaTig on to her. Your Brother Rats know that yon will .succeed in this your chosen field — and in your minor liclil. Kleetrical Kngiiieering. " Bih " NEVINS HEXDRIX WILBIHX Martinsburg, West Virgi.via Civil Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, 1, Corporal 3, Sergeant ' 2; Armed Forces Club; American Society of Civil Kngineers; 1959 Ring Figure Committee; Officers of " the Guard . ssociation; Manager of the Swimming Team; iTitramurals; WIMB Club. From out of the cultured section of the hills of West Virginia, Wilh set out for the Institute in the fall of ' 35. Endeared with many charms through his years at VMI, he has now joined the ranks among West Virginia ' s three foremost sons: John I.. Lew is, John Brown, and Sammy Snead. Now we all agree tliat Wilb is a dyamic West Virginian, but he had one weak- ness — BLOXOES, and a certain blonde named Ann stole his heart and still holds it fast. As his abilities have been proven tinu ' and time again there is no need for further acclaims, so we wisli Mlb and .Vim a happy future together. " Wilb " CLAREXCE LEE WILKIXSOX, JR. XORFOLK, ' IRGINIA liiulogy, . rmnr — Private 4, 3, -2, 1; Swimming 4; Intramurals t, 3, 2, 1; F. Co. Intramural Representative 1; Virginia -Vcademy of Science 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 4. 3, ' 2; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Canterbury Club 4, 3, 2, 1; OGA 1; Ring l- ' igure Committee. " The Big Wilk " or " Snipe " are words that will ring in l arracks long after Lee has gone. Being a Tidewater boy " Wilk " has upheld that area ' s tradition of being a private for four years. Since he has remained a private, his interests have been able to be directed elsewhere. He can always be .seen representing F Co. in intramurals or writing a letter to little lady Linda. " Wilk " alwavs rounds out anv party when he makes his swinging entrefi. One of Doc ' s boys, " Wilk " lias deciiied on dentistry, and we know he will ' contribute as much to that profession as he has to VMI. " Wilk " u M1 1 I M BRADLEY WILLARD, JR. V lIINCTON, D. C. ( ' nil liufiineering. Infantry — Private 4, 3, " 2, 1; American Nitiet (it Civil Engineers ' -i, 3, i, 1; Rat Wrestling Team, .n it A restling Team 1; Intramurals 4, ' 2, 1; Cartoonist for the CVDKT and TURNOUT; Westminster Fellowship 4, -2. Brad illard is a versatile person who has tried just about e -erything once, from the " smoke jumpers " of Montana and the logging camps of Wyoming to the flii lomatic society cf Washington. He has established ri.nlai i all over the conti- nental United States and even miuide. His versatility again shows up in his ability tn lr,i r ( hn..! for a year to take ni the west then come back aTid get into tire .swiiig cf tlnTig.s here at VMI. His cheerful personalitv cnaliU liini to gel along with all different kinds of people. ' He has Ihal nnicpie ability of being a native of the region where he is at the time. Brad is a soldier of fortune, a lover of adventure and an ex- plorer in his own rights. If they ever need " smoke jumpers " on the moon, I ' m sure Brad will be the first to volunteer. " Brad " CHARLES LEWIS WILLIS Bl. ckw. teh, Virgi.n ' h Civil Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; . ineriean Society of Civil Engineers; Soccer; Intramurals; Swinming, Head ' Manager, Varsity and Rat; Sonthwcsl ' irginia Club; Cadet Waiter; Baptist ' Student Union; The Chi . , Bu.siness, Editorial, and Sports Staffs. Blaekwater outdid iN. If uh. n it x-nt " Blackwater Charlie " to VMI from the still- ni Soullmrsl Virginia. " The Black Plague, " who has a haliit of si ' tling a world record in every- tldng from tlie tales of Blaekwater to going steady with the most girls at one time, claims to have more nicknames than anyone in barracks — many unmentionable. We ' ll never know if the " Mole " ever realized lliMt VMI was a military school — or academic either. " Liftlf l!i.|), " who frctpienled summer school and was one of the " Ili h Miy Department Boys, " was often seen in church social groups, tioshen P;iss and the Lexing- ton Police Station. Good luck on Blackwat T ' s ever [irodueiiig another one. " Mole " JA.MES CAMBELL WOOD Arlington, Virginia Engineering. Air Force— Private 4, 3, 1, Sergeant ' 2; Wrestlin;; f. ;i. I ; TnM k 4; . ri I Forces ( ' Inb 1; International Relalinn- Cliili 1; Ofheers of Ihe CnanI .Vss..ciation 1; Arsenal Club; Amerieau Institute of Electrical Engineers. When big Jim, alias the great procrastinator, ho|)pcd through Jackson Arch four years ago, VMI was in for a great surprise. Jim, never one li let ;ii;i(le[iiies get in the way of extracurricular aetivitie-, h.i- been ene .4 the outstanding participants in many nt lh ' nieiiillini i ed activities, note- worthy among these is the . I ' . I. e eur.-ioii of ' 58. Jim has always bein liked .ind respected throughovit the class and this man of Ttemy leiMnes and talents will ha ' e no trouble in the big cruel world to nme. " .Jim " m9 w JAMES LOCKWOOI) WOOD, JR. BlilARCLIFF MaNOH, Xkw Civil EiiKincrriiif;. Arlillery— Private 4, Corporal 3, Sur jcant ' . ' , First l,i,.|.l,iiaiil I; Rat Football 1; Rat Footliall Manager ;!; X ' arsil.v Fuutl.all Manager 3, 2, 1; Aim-ricaTi Society of Ci il i ' -ii ineers 4, 3, ii, 1. •liin, Ihe wild man from Ihe hills ..f ' irninia. lias f;illeil us witli his tremendous pair of lungs and f en greater stuinacli capacity. He is an ardent supporter of i AM study privileges. There is never a dull moment with this grinning character around. Although barracks was built to withstand centuries of stonus and thunder, no architect could anticipate the tremendous slioek waves this kid can produce by just opening his mouth. Jim is a civil engineer and a good one, ton, as long as he has his slide rule around. As for his ajjpclite, he has kept Colonel Ilanes ' hair lhi)i because back in lil.M the corps ' foo,l r,.„sunipli,,i, a.nil.lcl su.l.lenly. If Can.l can give him his slide rule, a piece of pie, and shut him in a souTid-proof room, peace and quiet is possible. Best of luck, Jim, and thanks for the man y laughs you have given us. " Jim " L.VWRF.XCI-, MF. I) WOOD Bui. iiCLiKF M. Noii, Xew Youk Chemistry, Air Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, Second Lieutenant 1; American Chemical Society; Armed loices Club, Distinguished AFROTC Cadet; Wrestling f 3, 2, 1, Third Place, Southern Conference Wrestling Tourna- nunt 2, Intramurals 4; Westminster Fellowship; Murphy ' s Marauders Larr. entered ' MI with the pride and spirit of the corps alr adN mstilled in him l)y his father, class of 1 )32. During Ills . idt tship he has been a firm supporter of the system, and ' the school in every respect. Larry lield the esteem 5 fSS " ( t ot those . (un. ' lii that kn liim; he His I Oulsl an l r him : npl.shl ry Ik (Is in been pie of cs «civ snch that ■!■ ■ rir,ir| to do it M llial he tried, rrc his academic bility which won !s anil the Southern Conference, led in the Regular . ir Force, but « liether he pursues a military or civilian career, he will succeed d will always remain an honor to his Alma Mater. " Larry ' ELLIOTT IRWIX YOUXG Norfolk, Virgini. History, V S. Marine Corps— Private 4, 3, 2, 1; History llnb; Swimrning f; Business Staff, CADET, 3, 2; Outside Cinul.-ilion Mana-.r, CADI ' T -i; Int. rnal lonal Relations Clnl.:j, 2. 1; OIH.vr, ,,t il,c CnanI Asson.-ii h„i 1 ; .Jewish Club t, 3. 2, 1; Religious 3. 2, 1; -(liil i.iu-e " Editor, ' 59 Bomb, 1; Armed Forces Club 1; Little (Jviii Committee 2; Ti.lewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1; Manzolillo ' s Riflles 1. Frustrated, 4, 3, 2, 1. Fresh from years of riotous living and amorous achievements and ready for four more, Cec blasted through Jackson Arch and almost immediately into the General Committee Room and onto Penalty Tour Road. Sin.r liis |{,it year he has fought violently both to keep strijics mII In, ,1, , c and a beard on his face. As anyone will tell ynn. Ii.- lias succeeded. Although it is very doubtful that he will be recorded as the most military of mcTi at ' MI, he will always be remembered as one of the friendliest. In a iew words, he is one of the grossest men ever to run the block and one of the best. For honesty- and friendliness are the things one remembers, not uiipresscd pants. " Cec " SECOND CLASS OFFICERS Roy G. Quinn President Jon p. IIamric Vice President James A. Sayage Historian SECOND CLASS HISTORY A class (if the ' i gillia Mililan- Iiisliliilc is a uni(|Uf, iirj;aiiic unit. Il is unique because of its individuality in regard to the class system at ' M1 as well as that at other colleges. It is organic because it is a living thing, changing under the impact of developmental forces. . t matriculation a group of young men was thrust into a strange, demanding .system. These men came from diverse regions and backgrounds; the. ' possessed diverse ambitions and drives. From this group would be forged the Class of 1960. These elements served as the molders of tiiis group: the academic, the military, and the Corps. Ikit to s])eak in less specific terms, the Class of 1960, that intangible thing which binds us together, was shaped by the mutual experience of its members. All faced the same challenges, and those challenges had to be faced together. Face them we did, as face them we do now. Our class is unique in that, as a whole, it has had experiences of which it alone can boast, and which influenced it uniquely. Every man of ' 60 felt the exhilaration of rebelliousness as one hundred doors slammed in impotent defiance on that winter night of our " Rat " year. They also suffered the dire consequences which descended with swift fury — the perhaps last running of the " Great Circle. " The class also experienced the uneasy freedom of two weeks under no class system and realized that VMI without a class system was ' M1 without vitality. In one of its monumental experiences at VMI our class received its rings in five arches, to the tune of an unfamiliar waltz, both innovations of a sort. Our class has seen great activit ' in its three . ' ears at VISII. Alost important, the faculty has been valiantly striving to make VI II a better center of learning. Also, military training has been intensified. As a consec|uence, we have been confronted with two ever-increasing demands — one academic, the other military. As our cadetshi]) progressed, studies took more and more time. Going hand in hand with this has been a general, gradual tightening of rules. In our third class year there was a tremendous temptation to focus attention on one or the other. The result was a marked growth in the size of the " new " penalty tour detail, and a great increase in the number of de- ficient hours. We now stand sobered by these experiences, with a more mature set of values and judgment. Those unable to meet these challenges ha -e dejiarted. This organic growth in maturity and strength nf I he chi-.- cjin be attributed to the development of the individuals of the class. Yet, when the ociasioii arist ' S, these men can unite to meet any problem within their scope, and the results are gratifying, lling Figure showed that while the individual cadet had his ordinary problems plus the extra personal worries which confronted him for such a big occasion, the class as a whole found the necessary time to devote to the weeks of planning and preparation which were needed to make Ring Figure the success it was. The spirit of our Ring Figure illustrated that when the members of the Class of 1960 lift their noses from the academic and military grindstone and unite behind a common purpose, there is a strength which will continue to reassert itself as challenges occur. Ring Figure w-as also a great landmark in another sense — a highpoint in the development of that intangible — the spirit of fraternity. The history of the class could be a history of parties: from the Rat picnic after cadre week to the somewhat different rat picnic at finals; of the first, wild class ])arty; of the first ac(|uaintance with Stevesville and the Crow ' s Nest; the expeditions to Florida and other i)oints of interest; the Corps tri|)s; tlie informal, risky gatherings in barracks. All of these are manifestations of the fraternity which has developed with the passing years. This is an integral part of the Class of " 60. Another characteristic of the class is individuality. To live at VMI necessitates a certain de- gree of conformity, which is dictated primarily- by tratlition and the military system. Tradition sets forth ethical standards and modes of behavior, while the military imposes a system of regulatory rules which tends to automatize the cadet. It would seem that the product of VMI would be the organization man — the unimaginative " yes man " who obeys without making an intellectual judgment. But the man of " 60 has received an education which promotes self betterment, and this characteristic has been evidenced in the class history. In our third class year we attempted an " unusual " resurrection in that no physical stress was brought on the " Rat. " Also, we greatly simplified the design of our ring, and the result was the bold symbol of cadetship that we all now proudly wear. The pomp of the Ring Figure was greatly simplified, without a loss of the grandeur of that great event. The character of the Class of 1960 rests on the strength of its members who have exjierienced the self-betterment which the VMI experience incidcates. It is this strength that will he called on as the class assumes the responsibility- of the first class year — its greatest challenge to date. The challenge is great; the judgment we utilize in meeting it will wield influence on VMI as well as the individuals of the Class of 1960. Gmvgc Roljert Ax Lexington, Virginia John Hanson Barr Hope, Arkansas Paul llartiii Bayliss Alexan dria, Virginia Carl Alton Benner, Jr Arlington. Vir-inia Pearic A, Tlionipson Bibb, Jr K,,an.,ki-. Virginia David George Bisset Dayton, Ohio Hngh Hamlet t Blackwell Wytheville, Virginia Buwlman Tarleton Bowles Chattanooga, Tennessee William Clivie Boxley, III Raleigh, North Carolina Oscar .Jerome Brittingham, III ' ar vick, Virginia Archibald McDowell Norfolk, Virginia Seaiiorn Flourno ' Brown Mexico, D. F.; Mexico Shirley Maurice Brown, Jr Roanoke, Virginia Vancis Marion Bruce. Jr. Sperryville, Virginia James David Byrley Pearisburg, Virginii R.,brrt Coleman Cahlnvll Vivian. i;uia Bavliss 0 ' N,.al Callaliam (llcM Allen. Virginia ronanl OranI C, Hirlinioud. Virj George Bryan Carver Hot Springs, Virginia J,}hn Barrv Carv. Jr Richmond. Virgin! Asliby Lyle Chamberlain Chevy Chase, Maryland Badie Travis Clark. .Jr. WiNon. Xnrlli Carolina Holi.-rt Kduanl (lav. Jr Simthlicld, Virginia GrnVKr VvruUrv CM, Kairvi. ' W, l rnnsylv;i H,,l„-i-| SMimirl Corhraii, Jr ,-» Orlraiis, I.,.iiisi.-.1M ,luv lid Cullins Wise, Virginia Frederick Iliiinplirev Daniel Cook Irviiifjl Vir-iiiia : llll .I..M-],ll C.Uf. ' Ill Xorlolk, -iri;ii.ia George Irviii Sutrolk, ) William Frank Cress:, Wiishingtou, 1). C, Rnymoiul Francis Crickenberger Lynchburg, Virginia Thomas Nance Daniel Bristol, Virginia Edward Braxton Davis, III Portsmouth, ' irginia Nicholas Ray Delaplane Front Royal, Virginia Anthonv DiCaprio Rid id Hill, New York 960 Hunl.T Thompson Dovel Kiiniy, Vir-inia William Minor Driver Rockbridge Baths, Virginia Donald Keister Duncan Bradley, West Virginia Richard Edward Duncan Reva, Virginia r.-mis Alexan.lrr Dunlap, Jr Pulaski, Virginia William Alfred Elliott Sutt ' olk, Virginia William Clute Enniss Norlolk, Virginia Frank Louis Ferrier Atlanta, Georgia Ch ristopher Ryland Fleet Arlington, Virginia Vaughn Murrell Foxwell Princess Anne, Maryland James Boyd French Gary, West Virginia Jauies William Gale FrcdericksWurg, Vi W ' illinin ' ernoii Gates, Jr. Alexandria, Virginia James Olien Gibson Jticlimond, Virginia William Oscar Giles, III Roanoke, Virginia James Gratton W. Gillespie, Jr. Newport News. Virginia i (io.Mwillie. Ill lla.iiplnii, Vi Knrirjue Gorbea, Jr. Saiiturce, Puerto Rico Iciirge Rawlings Gough Port Huron, Michigan ■ Wallace Grafton inia Beach, VirgiTiia Leonard Tliomas Graham Forest Hills, New York t ' oiiard Roberts Grave liichmond, Virginia .lames Rutherford Greathead Richmond, Virginia Robert Ross Hamilto Gate City, Virginia Donough Cole Hammonds Lancaster, Kentucky Jon Phillip Hamric Lexington, Virginia David Archer Havcock Falls Clinrch, Virginia ;cral,l F.lward Herrman Lancaster, New York John Xirh,,las lli ' stcr, III Hcidsville, North Carolii John Robert Hilliard Patrick Air Force Base, Florida l.ald llorgan, Jr. inmel Watson Horner Alexandria, Virginia Pclcr William Houck L ' nchburg, Virginia ' arroll Cody Hudson, Jr. (iastonia. North Carolina William Franklin Huggins Fincastle, Virginia Jay Henry Jarrett Falls Church, Virginia Brian Lconnnl KaiU ' Mnssnpequa, New York Willlani Chark-s Kwii; Albany, New York William Uussi-rKiiig Alexandria, Virginia Liinvooil Polk Knight, Jr. PiirtsiniHllh, Virginia William Loo Know los. Jr Portsmuntli, ' irginia Garrard Partitt Kramer Merion, Pennsylvania Thomas Joseph Kurkow ski Endieott, New Y ' ork Robert Neil LaGarde Salem, Virginia Bradford Gregory Lampshire Arlington, Virginia Jerry Livingstone Lawson Quantico, Virginia William Thomas Leary Portsmouth, Virginia Wayne Anthony LeBlang Park Ridge, Illinois .n n Charles Frederick Leonard, III Fort Beiuiing, Georgia Sterling Monroe Lewis, Jr. Monaca, Pennsylvania George Duncan MacMillan, Jr. Edison Township, New Jersey David Michael Maddox Union, New Jersey Carlton Alviii Mallory Jacksonville, Florida Darryl Thomas Markland Herald, Virginia Earl Darwin Marquette Lynnhaven, Virginia Gordon Marshall Shoemaker, Jr. Virginia Beach, Virginia Daniel Hoover Marston Alexandria, Virginia Edward Albert Martin Malvernc, New York Charles William McGavock, Jr. Mexico, D. F., Mexico Peter John McGue Roanoke, Virginia ak t flH H George Patrick Miller A. P. 0., New York, Xe Richard Sidney Millt-r Phoenixville, PeTiiisvK Samuel Augustus Miller Bueiia Vista, Virginia Joseph Lee Morabit Butler, Pennsylvai Jnlin K.hvanl Mnorv Silver Spring, Ma ryland Howard Thomas Moss Riclimond, Virginia Michael Yerger Moss Nashville, Tennessee Richard C. Murphy Xori ' olk, Virginia Fredrik Hugh Murrill Greenwich, Connecticut John Montgomery S. Myers York, Pennsylvania Reed James Myrick Minneapolis, Minnesota John Callaway Olsen Roanoke, Virginia Michael William Ondos LiV rary. Pennsylvania Jnlin Ridgely Parks, Jr. Falls Church, Virginia William Gallatin Paxton Norwich, Connecticut David Randolph Pettyjohn Lynchburg, Virginia George Garlington Phillips, Jr London Bridge, irginia -lolin Nagy Pickering Caracas, Venezuela Mi -hael Herbert Pitt Portsmouth, Virgini aines Allen Pittman ( )tis Air Force Base, Massachusetts -lames Bobbitt Powell Elon College, Nortli Carolii John Sharpe Powell Elon College, North Carolii Lawrence Jackson Puckett Augusta, Georgia Joii Anderson Quinn Wilmington, Dclawiirc Roy Gilmer Quinn Kiist Point, Gcorj Francisco Ramirez. Jr Norfolk, Virgini:i Edward Ilcrndon R(. Cartsville. Vir-iiii:i Howard Willin.n Holli, Jr Klbridgc, cH ' (-..rk clil.ui-f;. Vi George Daliar Salaita Big Stone Gap, Virginii Richard Lee Saudcr Wheeling, West Airgii .laincs Christian Scliaaf, Jr. Clearwater, Florida Jimmy Wa.vne Seele,y Roanoke, Virginia John Bricker Seamon West Jefferson, Ohio Manuel Osvaldo Seda Baldrick. H. R., Puerto Ri. mo Pliilip Thompson Shiner Front Royal, Virginia IIcTiry Garnett Shirley Pearisburg, Virginia William Caroll Simpson Roanoke, Virginia Stephen McLean Slattery Hopewell, Virginia Alexander Fairleigh E. Smith Grosse He, Michigan Dallas Edwards Smith Tunstall, Texas James Arthur Smith, HI Birmingham, Alabama Robert Clarence Smith Burlington, North Caroli) Thomas Howard Smith Roanoke, Virginia Robert Earl Sommer Charlottesville, Virginia William Edward Spence, Jr, Hampton, Virginia Thomas Joseph Spicuzza Norfolk, Virginia William Lawrence Spicuzza Norfolk, Virginia Don Philip Spivey Charlotte, North Carolina Marian Archibald Steele Chester, Virginia Joseph Taylor Stewart, Jr, Franklin, Virginia Richard Thomas Stubbleheld Danville, Kentucky Tazewell Franklin Thompson, Jr Lynnhaven, Virginia Carl Herbert Thornburg South Milwaukee, Wisconsin mo ■. . . j m Z it THIRD CLASS OFFICERS Wyatt B. DrRRETTE, Jr President Lee D. Uadgett Vice President Roger W. Spencer Uistoridn m THIRD CLASS HISTORY Almost two years liavc passed siiiee the bleak fall of 1957 when . ' UG 3 ' oung, arrogant high school kids strode through T imits Gates on their way to a new way of life, known as the VMI way. We had been guided here for reasons as varied as our number, but wc soon discovered that our success, individually and collectively, depended a great deal on how well we unified ourselves as a class through an inlangible, ever-growing force — the Brother Rat spirit. The Ral year somehow came to an end, a rather belated one — -in June — because the First Class suddenly saw fit to substitute a long and tough resurrection for the final company room and meal formation in the Hat Line. Spring Hike, exams, and Finals flew by in a blur of whirlwind activity, and we were finally released to trace our separate paths back into the reality of the out- side w( ' .rid. The close of an unbelievably abbreviated summer found the Class of 1961 returning to the now familiar barracks on the vocal end of the ancient, hallowed cry, " Whoa, Rat!! " That the summer furlough had counted its usual toll was evidenced by the fact that only 75% of our original number decided to answer the call of the Institute to take up the second term of our four-year burden. On us fell the responsibility of enforcing upon the new recruits the rigidity of the military system with which we ourselves had so recently been acfjuainted, and we took to our task with a vengeance. The football team, composed partially of athletes from " 61, flashed through one early season victory after another, spurred on by the powerful, stadium-rocking blasts of a new " Little John. " It looked as if the Flying Keydets were ticketed for a second consecutive undefeated season, but this was not to be. Going into the Tech game, the team sported a fancy 6-1-2 record. (This, how- ever, could not top the 10-3-45 record, picked up by members of the " Blacksburg Brigade " for an expensive midnight excursion to Hokeyland via VMI laundry truck.) A step forward was taken by the Class of ' 61 when the returns from our first class party, attended solely by members of the Third Class, put us fai- into the black half of the financial ledger. Class sweaters and emblems were made available just in time for the Ring Figure weekend, to the joy and amazement of all concerned. Jealous!} ' regarded as large and grotesque by some members of other classes, the " 61 emblem combines a striking, original design with broad, bold colors to form a decidedly different type of symbol. Much to our dismay, we found our subjects a little bit harder, teachers a little more strict, and study time a prized possession the winter of this, our sophomore year in college. Exams crept upon the Corps like an approaching ogre and left a number of us the worse for wear. All thoughts of studies were put far into the background with the advent of Midwinters, the running girl, and the Kingston Trio. A second party netted us a small financial profit, but much of its value cannot be interpreted in monetary terms. Such functions served to bring the class to- gether as a stronger, more closely-knit unit, an absolute necessity in a school such as ours where student government and discipline is primarily based on the class system. The rapidly approaching summer finds us not unprepared to take our places in " A Midsummer Night ' s Dream, " as VMI ' s junior year is termed by those supposedly in the know. A ring has been designed and a green stone chosen. Resurrections, parties, dances, and picnics are all behind us, and we can see in the future pleasant visions of Ring Figure, 1959, and Finals, 1961. These are the two goals of ever ' cadet who ever repeated the inscrijjtion on the parapet, and we, Brother Rats, should find them well worth the effort required of us to remain here in " Hell ' s Half -Acre. " Class! Harbert Lee Rice Alexander Jackson, Tennessee Cliarles Henry AUigood Hampton, Virginia Tliomas William Alvey, Jr. Clearwater, Florida Russell Wayne Andrews McGalieysvillc, Virginia Louis John Anjier. Jr Denver, Colorado Gerald Darden Austin Hampton, Virginia Kenneth Joseph Ayala Lakeland, Florida Frederick Hope Ayers, III Portsmouth, Virginia George Russell Aylor, Jr, Alexandria, Virginia Thomas Edwin Artman Chillicothe, Ohio John Ronald Babb Ivor, Virginia Lee Douglas Badgett Belleville, Illinois R„v Charles Bailev, Jr. Ft. McClellan, Alabama Douglas Early Ballard Norfolk, Virginia Jeffrey August Barg Denville, New Jersey . lphonso Sledge Barger, Jr. Chattanooga, Tennessee Jackie Rayburn Bel Oceana, Virginia David Andrew Bella Riverside, Connecticut James Robert Berger Richmond, Virginia James Van. llen Bi.kfonl, 111 Norfolk, Virginia an Michael Bissell uarock, Massachusetts Stanley Boleski, Jr. Hammond, Indiana John Clarke Booth, III . rlington, Virginia Walter Re I ' lttsbnr ■ves Bo.ssart ;h, I ' cnil.sylvania of 1961 Thomas Clarke Bradsliaw, Jr. Blackstonc, Virginia William Thomas Braithwaite Virginia Beach, Virginia Charles Sullivan Brown, Jr. Bayside. Virginia Walter Marvin Brvant. Ill Lynehl.urg, X ' irginia John Willarfl Butler, Jr Portsmouth, Virginia Robert Edgar Burks Roanoke, Virginia Richard Cary Butler Clifton Forge, Virginia Francis Henry Hill Browning Greenwich, Connecticut Don O ' Neill Calkins Detroit, Michigan Robert Douglas Callander Alexandria, Virginia Martin Leigh Caples Princeton Junction, New Jersev Henry St. George Tucker Carmichael, III Lexington, Kentucky Leonard George Christie, Jr. Pottersville, New Jersey Heriot Clarkson Cismont, Virginia Benjamin Creighton Cleveland Nogales, Arizona Jerry Frank Coen Dallas, Texas Robert MotoTi Coltranc, Jr. Hampton, Virginia Larry Milfred Cook Hampton, Virginia Robert Leigh Copeland, Jr. Portsmouth, Virginia W arren Lynn Copenhaver Wytheville, Virginia Levin Bruce Cottinghai Riclimond, Virginia Stuart Joseph Crow Short Hills, New Jersey Harvey Lacque Curlee Yorktown, Virginia Dennis Wade Curtis Hopewell, ' irginia " ' ni Class §g g a 11 fi William Howard Dabney Gloucester, Virginia A ' illiam Kirkwood Dance Lynchburg, Virginia Jonathan Myrick Daniels Keene, New Hampshire James William Daniels, Jr. Bon Air, •irginia Edgar Collins Doleman, Jr. Carlisle Barracks, Penn.sylv Charles Alison Drescher London Bridge, Virginia Wyatt Beazley Durrette, Jr. Franklin, Virginia Howard Dyer, III Greenville, Mississippi Grant Lee Kddy Charlottesville, Virginia Kenneth George Ederle Jamaica, New York David Robert Elliott South Weymouth, Massacliusclts Gerald Thomas Eubank Bron. , New York William Ball Eubank, Jr RichmoTid, Virginia Paul Lee Everett, III Suffolk, Virginia Donald Reed Fang Toledo, Ohio Floyd Randolph Farleigh Portsmouth, Virginia Dennis Smith Ferebee, Jr. Oceaiui, ' irginia Charles Albert Finnigan, Jr Charlottesville, Virginia William Shry Font Frederick, ' Maryland Edwin Firoved Fox Frederick, JLirvland Harrison Lewis Fridley, Jr. Co ington, Virginia Seaton Bloodworth Fulghum Richmond, Virginia Charles Harold Fuller Portsmouth, Virginia Joimnv Lee Funkhouser Mount Jackson, Virginia of 1961 Clilford FioM FHlli. .Ir Lexington, ' irninia George Hiirlnml ' l llal.v (inrris WiiniinL ' t D.-lawMiv William Russell Gihljings Bayside, ' irginia Raino Miolu-anx Gilbert Fairfax. ' irginia Paul Joseph Goldman Alexandria, Virginia Hugh Foster Gouldthrope, Jr. Warrenton, Virginia Frank Everett Grayson, III Radford, Virginia Louis Andrew Grazulis Boston, Massachusetts Gerald Francis Grogan Hampton, ' irginia William Russell Haeberlein Havertown, Pennsylvania Raymond Joseph Hanlein W ashington, D. C. Wendell Hala (.0, New York David Vincent Harbach Reading, Pennsylvania Thomas Edgar Harman Arlington, Virginia James Lee Harrison Bedford, Ohio Joseph Lvnn Hartford Hamilton, Ohio Richard Allen Hartman Danville, Pennsylvania John Battle Haslam, II St. Petersburg, Florida Maxwell Lee Haydon W eems, Virginia Charles Ratliff Henkle Mavisdale, Virginia George Durham Henning Roanoke, Virginia Paul Eldon IliU Freeport, PennsyK ' ania WMlliam Albert Hill Alexandria, Virginia Carl Martin Hirsch New York, New Y ' ork f Class Marvin Edgar Hollowell, Jr Raleigh, North Carolina Ralph Rodney Hollowell Portsmouth, Virginia Horace Dunbar Hoskins, Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia Willard Dunbar Hoskins, HI Lynchburg, Virginia Robert Edward Lee Huddle, III Wytheville, Virginia Hubert Bland Hudgins New Point, Virginia Roderick Malcolm Hudgins, Jr. Rutherfordton, North Carolin Richard Dillow Huneycutt Appalachia, Virginia Henry Cleveland Huntsberry Winchester, Virginia Richard Swann Hurley Richmond, Virginia Richard Clayton Jarvis Glasgow, Virginia Paul Wilson Jenkins Colonial Beacli, Virginia Edward Ernest Johnson, III Memphis, Tennessee Paul Joseph Johnston New Rochelle, New York Lionel Troy Jones, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Thomas Laurence Jones Freeport, New York Michael Good Jutton Liverpool, New York Lynn Frank Kasel Munster, Indiana William Henry Keech Richmond, Virginia Bruce William Kelley, Jr. Hyattsville, Maryland Louis Sherwood Kiger Lynchburg, Virginia Graham Oakes King Chicago, Illinois Peter Shell Kleinberg Waban, Massachusetts Mitchell Ronald Kot Milford, Connecticut of 1961 Frederick Kiirl Kre.ssiercr Brooklyn, New York Ilarokl Albert Kurstodt, Jr. Mountain Falls, Virginia Edward James Kysar, Jr. Watcrtown, New York William Murray I,a key I.eNinnlon, Virginia Van Thomas Langdon Newport, Rhode Island Charles .Vlfred Lefon Richmond, Virginia Kenneth Phillips Legum Lynnhaven, V ' irginia Thomas Anthony Lento, Jr. South River, New Jersey Owen . kers Lester, Jr Hopewell, Virginia Richard Bruce Lindquist Rochester, Michigan Benjamin Parrott Lynch, Jr. Portsmouth, Virginia Oscar Kent Mabry Lexington, Virginia lavid Allen Magee Petersburg, ' irginia Joseph Patrick Mahoney Atlanta, Georgia Charles Lynnhaven Manly Chapel Hill, North Carolina John David Martin Alexandria, Virginia Leonard Daniel Martin, Jr Fort Lee, Virginia William Maurer Roslyn Heights, New York Allen Leslie McCormick, III Ravenna, Ohio Eugene Russell McDan Vernon Hill, Virginia James Robert McDonald Alexandria, Virginia John Wellen McDougall Nashville, Tennessee Curtis Scranton McDowell Halstead, Kansas Sylvester McGinn, Jr. Newton Center, Massachusetts Class Judsoa Cole McLester, III Great Neck, New York Richard Manning McMurry Decatur, Georgia Warren Harding McNamara Hampton, Virginia Harold Randolpli McXeniar Lexington, Virginia John Craton Miller Webster Groves, Missouri John David Miller Erlton, New Jersey James Arinet Miner, Jr. Madisonville, Kentucky Kent Allen Modine Falls Chnrcli, X ' irginia Gerald Newton Mollock Petersburg, Virginia John Joseph Moorcones Purcellville, Virginia James Vance Mowery Richmond, ' irginia Paul Barry Myatt Ricluuond, ' irginia Hershell B. Murray Ashland, Kentucky Andrew Myruski, Jr. Chester, New York James Stephen Needham Washington, D. C. iilliam .Tackson Xelnis, III Kh.lira, Xew York Denis Nicholas ' enice, Florida Frank Anthony Oley Wantagh, New Y ' ork James Leroy Oliver Covington, Virgini Philip BarrvOrndord Hoaiiokr. Virginia Richard Heath Parker Ricluuond, Virginia Kenton Branch Patrick Hampton, Virginia Gilbert Michael Payne . lexandria, Virginia Roland Willard Phillips. Jr. Pungoteague, Virginia of 1961 aii.ii.-l (•(.melius I ' liillinj Xi.rfulk, -irKiiiiM Jiiincs ' riioiiiiis I ' lilc ' Kai Narrows, Virgiiiiii Robert Curt Polk Xorfolk, Virt ' iiiii Ooufiliis MIchnol Popp Cn.nlorcl, o« Jersey William Edward Powell Front Royal, Virginia Paul Barnard Pnwcrs Ossiiiing, eu York Joe Bertram Preston, II Culpeper, Virginia Mannin;, ' William Puelte Hendersonville, North Cart.lii Arehiinedes Raniirez Xorfolk, ' irginia William Anderson Redd Roanoke, Virginia Robert Arthur Reitz Pittsburgh, Pennjslvania William Larry Respess Newport News, Virginia Kenner Cralle Rice, III Courtland, Virginia Gates Thornton Richards Cineinnati, Ohio Thomas Ridout Tazewell, Virginia James Kirk Ring, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Donald Clyde Rishell Mackeyville, Pennsylvania Leonard Pascal Roberts Roanoke, Virginia Floyd Nelson Roberts Dunedin, Florida John Wayne Rndibangh Rogers, Ohio Marion Gilmer Runion Radford, Virginia William Thomas Rutledge, Jr Chase City, V irginia Roy Franklin Schail, Jr. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania William Edward Schmidt, III Spring Hill, Alabama Class leverly Hester Scott Franklin, Virginia Francis Marie Buffalo, Xe I Semans • York Ashton Carl Shaw Ft. Sam Houston, Texas Louis James Shuba Washington, Pennsylvania Stephen Edward Smallwood Petersburg, Virginia Holmes Steele Smith Manassas, Virginia Leonard Clayton Smith Plasterco, V ' irginia Malcolm Barrv Estes Smith Crosse He, Michigan Roger Wayne Spencer Riclmiond, Virginia John Beauford Staley, Jr. Colonial Heiglits, Virginia Jolin Bonneau Steadman Richmond, Virginia Fred Thomas Stephenson Four Oaks, Virginia Walter Off Stokes Lynchburg, V ' irginia Richard Bryon Stone Virginia Beach, Virgii Russell Riley Stone Bassett, Virginia Robert Esker Stoy Alexandria, Virginia Roger Norman Suiter Roanoke, Virginia Howard Sutton, III Riclimond, Virginia Alexander Michael Szczapa Lawrence, Massachusetts Mahone Taylor Tarrall. Ill Virginia Bcacli, Virginia Ashby Brooke Taylor, III London Bridge, ' irginia Kenneth Shelor Templeton Lynchburg, Virginia Andrew Jackson Thacker, Jr. Richmond, Virginia John Cufer Tharrington Norfolk, Virginia of 1961 I ;iul Siiijier Tliompson H.lht-sda, Maryland William James Toker Euclid, Ohio Gcorjje Mason Van Ordi ' ii Triangle, Virginia Salvatore John Vitale, Jr. Copiague, Long Island, N, Carl It.ilK ' rt v.ui Ilellens Kabul, Afghanistan Christopher Walz Alexandria, Virginia George Thorpe Ward, Jr. Mobile, Alabama Michael Roger W ' ash Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Richard Dunton Weede San Diego, California Irvin Beech Wells, III Abingdon, Virginia Lawrence Edward Wetsel, Jr. Warrenton, Virginia Roy Wilson Whitehouse, III Hampton, Virginia John Dewev Wiggins, Jr. Falls Church, Va. Donald McLean Wilkinson Richmond, Virginia Larry Ellsworth Williams Portsmouth, Virginia Robert Franklin Williamson London Bridge, Virginia James Joseph W ' ilson New Brunswick, New Jersey St. Clair Frederick W ' iniker, Jr. Danville, Virginia William Robert Winslow Winter Park, Florida Donald (Irant Wise Portsmouth, Va. Archie Hanne Witt, III Greensboro, Virginia Stuart Edward W ' oodcock Richmond, Virginia John Howlett Woodfin Richmond, Virginia William Luckett Woodford, Jr Wytheville, Virginia Roy Wilson Wynn, Jr. Petersburg, ' irginia David Hack Yerger Colonial Heights, Virginia Richard Henry Youngblood, Jr. Wilmington, North Carolina Karl Frederick Zick Gary, West Virginia n n ( ! r FOURTH CLASS FOURTH CLASS HISTORY Very few of us liiid over .seen tho place before on thai leiilh day of September 1958 . . . After saunteriiif; ' in Jackson Arch, we spent a moment, wondering;- wlietlier tliose (hcary walls reflected hostility or friendship — but only a moment. We ((uickly fouinl the answer in the violent yelling of the upi erclassnien who swarmed down upon us. Apprehension and wonder, and a little fear, crowded away the nostalgia, as we heard over and again, " You Misters keep your eyes straight ahead! You think you ' re civilians or something!? .Vnd you there. Mister, gel ' em down and back — way back. Rat. You pull that chin in when I ' m talking to you. INSIDK Ilia! collar! " It seemed they would never stop. So — we were here. A few of us managed to adapt to our new worhl rather smoothly. Most of us, however, found those first weeks, and months, very trying. It was hard — almost unbearably .so — but the system was meant to be that way, THEY said. It developed a boy ' s character into that of a man, TUFA ' said. And so we continued pressing up the hill of .science, but in those first days, we hardly felt noble. And we were " Certified " sure that this was not a " healthful and plea.sant abode. " They didn ' t waste any time begiuTiing to develoj) our characters. Right away, we l)egan to share in the indomitable spirit of the Big Reel, for fooll)all games with the chance for a few moments of freedom and cheer rallies with the opportunity to let off steam were wciiMme diversions in the normal rigors of the Ratline. We caught up the infectious enthusiasm of I he football season and always managed to include the latest news of the Big Red in letters li e, which contained little else but the usual gripes that life was completely miserable. Then came our first hop weekend, and just in time, too. We ' d almost lost the desire to stick it out, but the relaxation of Openings gave an added boost to our drooping spirits. The next Monday, grim reality returned as we went back to the highway-near-the-rail-on-the- stoop. We were suddenly faced with the task of learning everi thiini in The Bullet:, a collection of completely useless facts and figures designe l especially to tax the already confused minds of help- less Rats. Sessions overheard went something like this: " Yes sir, I ' m positive Sir Moses Preston was the fifth Superintendent " ; or, " Sir, for supper tonight we have hot roast beef, assarted dry cereal, and . . . er, ah . . . " " You ' re up " became the almost standard rejoinder of the swarms of viciously smiling thirds. The first really important chapter in the life of the Rats of ' 62 came with our first Resurrection. We came to agree that this strange process was hardly describable in words. It is sufficient to say that at the end of three days, we had decitled it might be better after all if we kept our chins in, at least on the lower three stoops. These were the times we cursed ourselves for ever coming here, or our parents for sending us, or anyone else who came to mind. But we stayed, if only because it was impossible to leave. One uni(|ue highlight of our Rat career was an episode in which we took great pride. That was the hit we made with Christine Can ' re on her visit here soon after the great ( orps expedition to Norfolk. Right away she became the " Sweetheart of the Corps, " and our (lass seemed to make such a hit with her that the thirds were almost willing to return to the Ratline. Ring Figure gave us a new slant on life at the Institute. Nlost of us decided then that we ' d stay to the day when this would be our weekend. After this, the days until Christmas went quickly, but not half so quickly as the unbelievably abbreviated two weeks we spent at home. On returning from furlough we found something besides the Ratline to sweat about — grades. Then came jNIidwinters, " les femmes " again, and we were halfway through. It seemed impossible we had come this far, but within a few weeks, we found there was yet much more. The consoling thoughts of Easter were interrupted briefly by Resurrection again. This time we lay awake nights thinking up ingenious schemes to er, ah . . . " evade " the early morning excursions. Many tried, but few succeeded for everywhere one turned, there THEY were, pencil and GC card in hand. After three hellish days, we breathed easier and trained our sights on getting home for Easter. The vacation couldn ' t have been better, and two weeks later, Easter Hops and the running girl topped things off just right. The following days, we knew we were near the end. Even Bloody — OOWWWi— Sunday could not erase our enthusiasm, though it did subdue it somewhat. Then came the last company room, and the battle was we ll worth every drop of sweat that fell. After this we were a different group from the high school youths wdio had walked through Jackson Arch the preceding September. We knew we had taken an important step forward, a step representing the last rung of a ladder we had been trying to scale for nine long months. We couldn ' t be bitter, only humble, but there was pride, too, and a strange new feeling which hafl been seen so very often in the eyes of the upperclassmen. It was a feeling born of pride, elation, relief, and most importantly, self-confidence. Ahead lay an even more challenging task, that of upholding the traditions we had come to respect so deeply. % % " l ' - " C Joseph Richanl WInnsn Abingdon, Nirginia John Crile Allen Clarksburg, West ' irghii:i Clarence Edward Akers Xorfolk, Virginia Jolin Duke Aiith uiv Richmond, Mrginia Donald Lurton Arcy, Jr. Danville, Virginia Robert Ashby Armistead, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Bruce Woodhousc Ballard Norfolk, Virginia Chester Allen BaniForth, Jr. Norfolk, V ' irginia Thomas Rochelle Bandy, III Kingsport, Tennessee Eugene Miller Bane, Jr. Grundy, Virginia James Nicholas Barker, Jr. Wakefield, Virginia Phillip Wane Barnes De Witt, Virginia Richard Barrett Bartlett Portsmouth, Virginia Joseph Francis Bateman, Jr. Lawrence, Massachesetts George Schwing Baylcy, Jr. Baltimore, Maryland Jacques Frederick Bechmann, Jr. Big Island, Virginia onald Wayne Beckn Bellaire, Texas Jr. Edward Bliley Beirn Sandston, Virginia Holland Trower Bell Machipongo, Virginia William Elvy Betters, Jr Bristol, Virginia James Wilson Bicrmaii Lafayette Hill, Pcnn.sylva Keith Block, Jr. Chathan., New Jersey Joseph Rosser Bobl)itt, III Norfolk, Virginia Robert Harrv Bookhamer, . Falls Church, Virginia Dclmas Alton Bottoms, Jr Powhatan, ' irginia Rufus Sydney Bradbery Moseley, Virginia Robert Downing Bradley Lynchburg, Virginia James Coleman Brantley Trov, Alabama of 1962 y r Clv.U- Mattlu-w Brviint Newport NVws. Virgniia William Culleii Bryant, Jr. Lewes, Deln arc Anton Joslyn Buescheii Buffalo, New Yin-k Klaus Herbert Burnieister Alexandria, Virginia Gerald Crain Burnett Buffalo Junction, Virginia Gary Marvin Burns Galveston, Texas Hughes De Corniis Burton Norfolk, Virginia Randolph Edward Campbell Richmond, Virginia John Staples Candler Lynchburg, Virginia Michael Lee Cantrell Pound, Virginia John Bruno Carles Jamaica, New York Charles Richard Carlisle Fort Worth, Texas Edward Carlsen, Jr. Lancaster, New York Charles A. B. Carlton, Jr. Keysville, Virginia Farrell Braswell Carter Richmond, Virginia Columbus Cartwright Oceana, Virginia Edward Lee Clarke Richmond, Virginia James Larry Clay Hickory, North Carolina Samuel Averett Clement, Jr. Winter Haven, Florida Howard Evans Cobb Piney River, Virginia Leonard Dimond Collins Alexandria, Virginia Benjamin Allen Connell Virginia Beach, Virginia Gerald Doran Connors Hamburg, New York Fredric Egner Consolvo, III Norfolk, Virginia William Howard Cook Norfolk, Virginia John Dahl Cook Norfolk, Virginia Theodore Calvin Cooley Waynesboro, Virginia P --I ' ;. f ' ,1 -t» « -J , i. ,f -_ APT f Class fi r Tlioraas Edgar Coulbourn Kichmond, Virginia James Dewitt Cox Farmville, ' irginia Alvin Hawkes Crannis Crewe, Virginia Culver Lyncli Criswell Mempliis, Tennessee Calvin Tabor Cronk Richmond, Virginia Charlie Clemons Crowder, Jr. Danville, Virginia Benjamin Franklin Crump, Jr. RiehmoTid, Virginia John William Cummings Albany, New York Anthony McBurney Curtis Fort Ord, California I.awerence Gilbert Dapra, Jr. Highland Falls, New York Jefferson Elliott Davis, III Newport News, Virginia liyland Paul Davis, Jr. ' Charlottesville, Virginia Lewis Edelyn Dawson, Jr. Lodge, Virginia James William Dean Roanoke Rapids, N. C. Elmer Herman Deibler, Jr. J ' Viitress, Virginia Donald I ' aul DeLuca Roekaway, New Jersey Walter Daniel Downey, Jr. Slainford, Connecticut Joseph Randolph Dunkley, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia William Thyer Dunn ( rlen Head, New York William Henry Dworin Suffern, New Y ' ork Dennis Flannagan Easley Caracas, Venezuela . rlie Weldon Eddins, Jr. . rlington, Virginia Joliii Mitchell Eger Chicago, Rlinois Lewis Russel Elliott, Jr. Lexington, Virginia Thomas Nelson Elliott, Jr. assas, Virginia Spnir.r Hardy Elmore MrKcnney, Virginia Robert Rhys E -aiis Richmond, " irginia Robert James Fagg, Jr. Martinsville, Virginia of 1962 l ouj, ' Ias Stnittuii Fk-I.lcr Siiwr Spring, Maryland Williani Harrison Fisher, Jr. Ilicliniond, Virginia Edward Aranrice Ford, Jr. Landover Hills. Maryland Michael Otto Fox Wynnewood, Pennjivlvania James Ernest Fulmer Clanton, Alabama Carl Joseph Galanti Wood-Ridge, New Jersey James Nelson Galloway Greenville, North Carolina Linwond Tvier Garrett Ri,-hrn nul. Virginia Douglas Lee Gates Alexandria, Virginia Herman Joseph Gedro West Point, Virginia Robert William Gesner Norwalk, Connecticut Wilbur Draper Gill, III Louisville, Kentucky Ronald Meredith Gihnan Ashland, Virginia Gary Blake Gilmore McLean, Virginia Alvin Lynn Ginsberg Bear Lake, Pennsylvania John Richard Glenn Billings, Montana Clyde Merritt Glover, Jr. Clifton Forge, Virginia John Marshall Goldsmith, Jr. Radford, Virginia James Ronald Goodyear Hampton, Virginia Roberto Gorbea Santurce, Puerto Rico Edward Albert Gorsuch, II Garden City, New- York Lewis Vaughan Graybill Buena Vista, Virginia Mark Hickerson Graybill Salem, Virginia Allen Nathanial Gustin Martinsville, Virginia Edward Lee Gwaltney Wilmingon, Delaware Walter Carl Gwaltney, Jr. Fredericksburg, Virginia Howard Rains Hackney Marshal!, Texas Norman Halberstadt Brooklyn, New York a n Class " ■ " - ssf ' S ' ««s Gerald James Hamilla Allentown, PeiinsyK-ania Randolph Marsliall Hamner Birmingham, Aliciiigan Richard Benjamin Hardy. Blackstone, Virginia Wilham Douglas Harris Portsmouth, Virginia Frederick Charles Hart Richmond, Virginia J ' ]d vard Josepli Haves, Jr. ' rro -, Xe« York " IH tanlcv Ilunt, ' ;cne lien e, Ahiljai Thomas HoUinger Henriksen West Palm Beach, Florida Robert William Hertz Glen Falls, New York James Weeks Hiller Canajoharie, New York Richard Havis Hoagland, Jr. Fredericksburg, Virginia John Weldon Hobbs Huntington, Long Island, N. Y. William Clarence Hoehl Pitcairn, Pennsylvania AVilliam Lerov Hoerter, Jr. Bon Air, - ' irginia James Walter Hogue, HI Norfolk, Virginia Shelmon Gilbert Holmes, Jr. Manassas, Virginia Walton Reichard Hood Portsmouth, Virginia William Cameron Hope, III Richmond, Virginia Walter Travnham Houston, Jr Asheville; North Carolina Robert Mason Ilnuar.l. Jr. Trov, Alabama Thomas McGratli Howard Norfolk, Virginia Edward George Howrilka Endicott, New Y ' ork George Derbyshire Huger Lexington, Virginia JaTues Patrick Hurle.v, Jr. Bayonne, New Jerse.y Walter Henry H.vlton, III South Hill, Virginia Carmine John Inteso Jersey City, New Jersey Larry Lynn Jackson Bryan, Ohio Kenneth Wesley Jacob.y Toledo, Ohio " of 1962 Kdgar Tlioinas Jenkins Lynch, Kentucky James Donakl Jolinsoii Fort Lee, Virginia James Roland Johnson Arlington, Virginia KViuu-th Franklin Johns Vi i-lv. ' i Charles Lee Jones Norfolk, Virginia Robert Lee Stinson Jones Dallas, Texas Ralph Enrique Jordan Washington, D. C. Victor Donaldson Kane Newport News, Virginia Uldis Guntars Kaneps Elizabeth, New Jersey Gary Robert Kaylor Roanoke, Virginia Richard Harrison Kemper. Alexandria, Virginia Arthur Lloyd Kibler St. Petersburg, Florida Roland Danny Kiser Arlington, Virginia John Joseph Kocun Perth Amboy, New .Jersey William Roger Kohout Thornwood, New York Robert Walter Lambert London Bridge, Virginia Joan Albert Lammert, II Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Don Alvin Landes Staunton, Virginia Louis Cemar Landry, III New Iberia, Louisiana Walter Patrick Lang, Jr. Sanford, Maine Chauncey Martin Lapp, Jr. Corning, New York Francis Michael Larkin Portsmouth, Virginia Eugene Nicholas Lazaroff Ford City, Pennsylvania Richard Driggs LeMay, Jr. New Britain, Connecticut Randolph Kent Lewis Salem, Virginia William . llen Lewis Lottsbiu " g, Virginia Jon Michael Lilge McLean, Virginia Calvin Arthur Lloyd New Berlin, New Yo Class f f ' J " ,r ■-1 fe .i4 i ij ' . km ll a . ' ?! a. farlvle Marsdeii Lowe, Jr. Scarsdale, New York William Huhbarrl Lo.v l, III Lynchburg, ' irgiiiia Thomas Warren Luce. Ill Dallas, Texas Vernon Lee Lvnch. II Rocky Mount, Virginia Mercer Reeve MacPherson Portsmouth, Virginia Per Ingvald Madsen Glenshaw, Pennsylvania Donald Lee Maltby Norfolk, Virginia Roger Latham Manack Hampton, Virginia Alfred Richard Mangino Schenectady, New York Conrad Douglas Marechal Roanoke, Virginia Unindl. ' nanN Mason Dr. ' x.-I 11,11. I ' nin vlvani:, Charles WiIIniiii .M.-itlicrs Pas.saic, Ni ' W .lerscy Stei)lien Brander Matthews Richmond, Virginia Larry Don Maurer Jamaica, Long Island. cu ' ork William Clifton McCorniick, III Raphine, Virginia John Henry McCray Riclimond, Virginia Wordlaw Ramsey McKin Montgomery, Alabama Michael David McMakin Doswell, Virginia John Bernard McQuaid Manchester, New Ham John Whitman McWanc Milan, Ohio Thomas Richard Meier Salem, Massaclm.setis Anthony Dennis : lcrklinger Manasquan, New Jersey George Minor Meredith, II A ' irginia Beach, Virginia Floyd David Merrey, Jr. Lattingtown, Long Island. N. .lohn Arthur Merrill Mahwah, New Jersey James Anthony Michaels South Boston, Virginia Robert Anderson Miller Hubbard, Ohio Geoffrey Sewell Mitchell Ewing, Virginia of 1962 RubLTt Thuuiluro Mitchell, Jr. Alexandria, Virginia William Kendall Mizell, Jr. Martinsville, Virginia Charles Gamewoll Eutaw, Alabama John Franklin Morris Portsmouth, Virginia Patrick John Morrison Portsmouth, Virginia Clyde Muirheid, III Coral Gables, Florida Thomas Walthall Murphree Troy, Alabama Henry Kedward Murray Greenwich, Connecticut Marcus Whitman Muth Yonkers, New York Nowell Darden Nelms, Jr. Hampton, Virginia Billy Jim Nester Roanoke, Virginia William Barlow Nicliolson, Jr. Hampton, ' irginia Edward Danby Nortlirop, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Neil . ndrew O ' Connor Winnetka, Illinois Ralph Edward O ' Harrow Charles City, Iowa Henry Wayne Pacine Hopewell, Virginia Ross Donnell Parham Baltimore, Maryland Jay Dee Patton, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Cliester George Pauska Richmond Hill, New York Lawrence William Payne Arlington, Virginia Clayton Sylvester Peabody, Jr. Watertovvn, Massachusetts James Henry Binford Peay, III Richmond, Virginia James Bowles Pender, Jr. Greenwood, Florida Carl Emil Pederson, Jr. .■Alexandria, Virginia Walter Catesby Perrin, 11 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Leonard Overton Pettit, III Riclmaond, Virginia Richard Graves Pettyjohn Lynchburg, Virginia David Ellis Pierce Kinston, North Carolina •ISsP 1» " S ' l 0 fm •f-0! " ■ 0m ft f Class C Noel Price Pinckard Rocky Mount, Virginia Davis de Sales Plageiiiaii Riclimond, Virginia Richard Donald Plogger Lexington, Virginia Michael David Porter Salem, Virginia William Baird Potts, III West Lawn, Pennsylvai .Tnsef Daniel Prall Madison, W .lolui William Price, Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia Charles Lewis Prillaman Martinsville, Virginia . cls.,.i Brian Prince Miamisburg, Ohio (.;erakl Lee Quirk Richmond, Virginia Roy Alexander Raney, Jr. Zuni, Virginia William Byrd Rawlings, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Wyatt Hassell Respess Newport News, Virginia William Leonard Redden, Jr. Buffalo, New York Lewi.s Warren Reed Newport News, Virginia .lohii Philip Reighter, Jr. Savannah, Georgia Herbert Paul Rhodes, Jr. Winchester, Virginia James Cooper Richards . rlington, Virginia WilliaTH Jarcies Ritchie, Jr. (ilcri Ridge, New Jersey William Augustus Ricketts, Jr. Newport News, Virginia C,. Air Carlin Ridgely, Jr. i.ilna. Virginia III ( arlTlicodiircRipl Kcnbridge, ' irginia Louis Cloud Ritchie, Jr. McLean, Virginia Ceorge William Robbins, III Bayside, Virginia -Tames Francis Roberts St. Louis, Missouri .liiscph Baylor Roberts, Jr. .Vrlington, Virginia .lohn Mott Robertson, Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia Dennis Hardesty Robinson, Jr. Bedford, Virginia of 1962 Ilonrv Burwell RoliiiisoTl, II Portsmoutli, Oliio James Paul Rogan Lancaster, California Paul Buren Ross Martinsville, Virginia Paul Frank Rouser Homestead, Pennsyhania John Orian Rowell, Jr. Blacksburg, Virginia Albert Greig Rutherford, II Honesdale, Pennsylvania James Jladison Russell, III Newport News, Virginia John David Sabow Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Seymour Samuels, III Nashville, Tennessee William Edward Samuels Danville, Virginia Henry Terry Sanders Waukegan, Illinois James H. Schollenberger Dowingtown, Pennsylvani; Jay Raymond Seulley Falls Church, Virginia Bruce George Selling Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Orlando Charles Severo, Jr. Old Greenwich, Connecticut Clavin Clarence Seybold Mount Carmel, Illinois Kingman Cody Shelburne, Jr. Birmingham, Alabama Robert Carnegie Sheldon Geneva, Ohio John Coleman Shelhorse Fredericksburg, Virginia Frederick William Shirley Silver Spring, Maryland Ronald Arthur Shoemake Manassas, V ' irginia Robert Franklin Shropshire Martinsville, Virginia John . nthony Sibilsky Laurium, Michigan Bryon .Astor Skeens, Jr. Narrows, Virginia Norton Dunlop Smiley Bethlehem, Pennsylvania David Lawrence Smith Staten Island, New York James Alfred Smith Falls Church, Virginia William Ware Smith, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia U , ,U f .W « " ) Class HicnilMn Kiini-iK ' Smyth (■.vfi,l Xc.k, Now York l!al|,h Williniil Spaul.lillf, ' SI. IVtiTsLiirf-. Florida J{irliartl Ririehart Speiclel iVIunicli, Germany .John William Spence I .I..1I Bricl-e. Virfiinia .lohii Ward Spisclinver Ah-xandria. Virginia David Adr.-n Spivev I ' ortsmoutli, Virginia Artluir Thcmias Stanley Recllands, California Kennetli Thomas Steele (deini Mills, Pennsylvania •liiliii Henry Stelmack Portsmouth, Virginia James Joseph Stepnowski Oyster Bay, New York Edmund Root Strickler Oeeana, Virginia Frederick Carlvle Sullivan Riehmon.l, ' irginia ' I ' liomas Whitney Sweeny Lynchburg, Virg ' nia Arthur Hunter Swisher F ' ort Eustis, Virginia William Carrington Svdnor Winchester, Virginia (u ' oigc Frederick Sykes, Jr. Norfolk, ' irginia Peter Dorsch Tattersall Staunton, Virginia Ja k Draper Taylor Roanoke, Virginia John David Thomas Decatur, Georgia John Mar.sliall Topham Ossining, Xew York John Edward Traynham. Ill Waynesboro, Virginia Jerrv James Tre cy Big Island, Virginia James Brounlev Trice Coral (iables, Flornla Paul E.lwanl Trnsik Natrona Heights, Pemi.sylvf Burr Marshall Tupper Staunton, Virginia Walter Louis Turnage Bnena Vista, V irginia Wayne . nthony Vanderaar Pittsbuigh, Pennsylvania Peter Michael anderwerff Danville. Virginia of 1962 Joseph IIoMloii : u Dcvfiilcr. .Ir UcMiioki ' , irt;inia TI1..111MS IlMMiill.m Viiiii. ' V KmIIs Cliiin-li, VlrKiniM Jmnes Aurirk Wsl Bcdlord, i.t;iiiia Edwanl RMinl,.l|,li ini,T:ilo.s Iliiliiplc.n. Virginia Dmm Will.ur Vaufil.n Wicliit.i, Kmiisms David Webster Wajjiier Richmond, Virginia Anthony Edf.Mr Wnddell Lexington, irgiiii:i Jerry Thomas a ncr Front Royal, irgiiiia Ronald Lee Wagner Bliietield, iiginia William Frederirk Walker Keiitress, Mrginia Richard Baird Ward Arlington, Virginia William Carticr Ward, Jr. I o(|nosi)ii, ' irginia Richard Waterman, Jr. Washington, I). C. Anthonv Wal.son .Minneap.ili.s. Minnesota James Winston Watis, III Washington, 1). C. Joseph Lauek Weaklev Culpeper, nginia Davi.i Berrv Weisiger, Jr. Oaklon, Virginia Peter Frederick Wcndt Norfolk, irgiTiia James Clai ne West. Jr. Norfolk, irginia Gordon Haulings While, Jr.,,,n., Viryinia William Clinton White, Jr. Englew 1, t. ' olorado David McFadden Whitnev TavlorviUe, Illinois Richard Xorman WiUard Richmond, ' irginia Freddie Wayne Williams Hoges Chapel, ' irginia Montgomery Cecil ' illiams, Portsmouth, Virginia Thomas Hunter Williams Farmville, Virginia FngcTie Kelsey Wilson, III Viririnia Beach. " irginia Laurence Burke Wilson, Jr. Falls Church, Virginia Bruce Thompson Wolfe Rye, New York James Darhy Wood Smithtield ' , North Carolina James Marshall Wood, Jr. Coronado, California Joseph Craig AVool, Jr. Virginia Beach, Virginia DeWitt Stewart Worrell Ardmore, Pennsylvania K(jhcrt DcWitt Yearout Wavncshoro. ' irginia William Stuart Young Shaker Heights, Ohio " - ' -t-l l l ' I 1 ( ( J The Virginia Military Institute subscribes to the belief that wholesome and keen competition in athletics is a vital ingredient in physical and mental develop- ment and that it constitutes a necessary ingredient to the balanced education of a man. Not only is physical education a required course of all Fourth Classmen, but intranuirals l)et veen cadet companies attract a very high ])crcentagc of parti- cipants among the Corps. A great number of cadets partici])ate in inter- collegiate athletics. For a school that gives very few athletic scholarships Veil ' s record in sports has been most laudable. Sixty-three percent wins have been recorded by Varsity and Rat teams this year — second only to the sixty-five percent high of the 1953-.5-1 season. Great potential in the Rat teams shows rich promise for future VMI athletics. ■ - THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT ' . ' it), todk over last July as Director V Assistant 1(1 the Superintendent, in fdiitliall, hasehall, and wrestling, ached these three sport.s at Woodrow Thomas W. " Woody " Gray, of Athletics and AdniinisI rat ' ii As a cadt ' t, (;ra - pari icip.-il ed After WorhlWar II ser ice he c. Wilson High School in Portsmouth and was later assistant principal before his coming to " S ' MI. Director of Physical Education is Herb Patelhn, the " Dean of Southern Conference Trainers. " Herb has been at ViMI since 1929 and is renowned for his ability to patch up wounded Keydets. Un- officially, he is chief counsellor and guide to cadets, known for his genial manner and sage advice. A hard and tedious, but almost thankless, job belongs to Henry Johnson, JNIanager of Equipment. Henry washes and cares for the equipment of all the varsity and " Rat " athletic tams. He never com])lains, though, and always does his work with a smile on his face. Cliief Tabulator and Money-Counter is " Grinning " Tom Joynes, who handles the finances for the Athletic Association. Tom is also Publicity Director for athletics and a ' ling (iraduate Manager of Athletics. Bill Roberts is the capable Intramural Director for VMI. He also handles ticket sales (hn-ing the football season, which is a big job in itself. ' I W. " Woody " Gr: Alhletic Director Ii IIm I I I I ' m. .Mu. T..M A..l.ivM.:s }lami,iir ,i,„l in.rls I ' uliUnly Dnerlur Ml!. Wtli.ivm () Hdhehts Inlnumtral Direilor Faculty chairman of the Athletic Council is Colonel S. Murray Hefliu. Long devoted to VINII athletics, he has coached both the varsity and " Rat " wrestling teams here. He is now head of the Physics Department, in addition to his duties as Council chairman. The Athletic Council is the governing body of the VMI Athletic Association; its purpose is to promote and regulate all athletic activities at the Institute. Membership consists of seven Institute officers, appointed by the Superintendent, three Corps-elected cadets, and three members of the Alumni Association. Its primary function is connected with scliolarshi|) ai l for athletes. CoLOXEL S. Ml ' HKAV IIeFLIN Chairman, Athlelir Cuiiiinl CHEERLEADERS Tile " MI clu ' crlcadcrs uro uiii(|Uc in llicir rcsponsi- hililics, whicli (lilicr j rcatly from lliose of cheerleaders ill otln ' r colleges. Besides being charged with kee])ing Corps spirit ready to explode at just the right moment when the " Big Red " bursts through on the gridiron, there are among the Institute ' s Cheerlcading Squad, several artillerymen, a gunsmith, a banjo player, and a donkey jockey. Hut almost all these many and varied lalents come into play in rousing cadets u p to the ])roper pitch of excitement for the pigskin season. Their customary duties are, of course, leading the yells and keeping up corps spirit. But along the way, they keep cleaned and shined " Little John, " the herald of VMI touchdowns, ride swayback nags in a parody of the " Cavaliers " of V. Va., and i)lay hangman ( using, of course, dummies which are effigies of opposing teams). Really a job and a responsibility — and they did great jobs this year! Wonder what they ' ll come up with next season? Cheerleaders ready " Littte .Jolin " for anotlier pulilic appearance. On sheets lianging from stoop rails in Ijaclvground are cartoons depicting the outcome of ttie Tech game. Left to right: Guv Smith, I ' at Bil.l., Ilarrv Hav (IciniiiiK over cannon), Donnic Drcelin, .Ind SIrniik, VA V:M (the latter Ino l.nlli wearing iiokic Ijonnets). 111 im ' ' Left I,: limht Walker, Lawson, Jarvis, Kasko, McDougatl, Mac. rtlnir, ( niton, Soutliard, F.ngets, Ederle, Goode, Ray, Klcmenko, Ross, Conklin Jones, Santos, Drescher, Johnson, Nebraska, Gillespie, Brandrill, Baruett, ilaljry, Kane, Drake THE MONOGRAM CLUB ■l.illlr .l,,l,n II Sm,|,|,|- ( FOOTBALL x. Jux ' -r ' - v , , vU HLj -SS m :iM • ■ " 4 - wi At („ Ki( A .- John .Mc ul Coacli; ClKirL THE COACHING STAFF Head Coacli John NIcKenna, a native of Lawrence, ] Iassachusetts, attended Villanova and played center on its undefeated and unscored-on 1937 team. He has been head coach since 1953, a year after his coming to VMI. His rebuilding program reached a peak last season when the Keydets went undefeated. Essentially a fundamentalist, IcKenna strives to make each player master all the tools of the game. INIcKenna ' s right hand man is Clark King, the biickfield coach. He came to V!MI the same year as did NIcKenna, in the capacity of end coach. Later he was moved to backfield mentor. A graduate of Nebraska State Teachers C )llege, King played and coached at Camp Lejeune and coached high school teams before coming to VINIL The job of whijiping the Keydet line into shajje is held down by Vito Ragazzo, now in his third year here after having played with the Hamilton Tiger Cats in Canadian pro ball. Ragazzo is a William and lary grad. The " Rat " team is under the competent leadership of Chuck INIcGinnis, a Tech grad now in his second year with the V NII coaches ' staff. He was with the Lackland Air Force Base team and a coach at Nelson County High School before coming to the Institute. Newest addition to the staff is " Weenie " jNliiler, football scout and basketball-baseball coach. Now in his first year, INIiller has begun to put VMI on the basketball map through his experienced coaching. A University of Richmond graduate, he is a keen student of sports with a lot of hustle and scrap, and he demands the same from his teams. First l.,.u,l!niht: liniiiMnlV, ll.ini.T, rl,ni k;i. Kii k-, MrFtill,. Tharkrr. Um,-,!, KiiHin, ( .lllrspi,-, F.nij.-ls •l.ihnsnii, Dil. n mul Hon. DuiirMn. Vn,„lr.,rk, Srntt, O ' Drll. Kllrk.i« kl. Koss. Kvall , M..SS. Krrlri-, I!;m1i;, II, l ' ..nx-lk Thir.l ll„ir: Slllll,M. Quiun, ( iplcN Baxter, O ' Xeil, :S[orabit, Dyer, On.ios, Murivn . Fourth Koic: True, Inge, Wccde, Hnllowell, Jones, Risliell, Haherlein. fiflh liou Uttsel, Hamric, Polk, Daniels, Tavnham, Pntrii k. .s ' .i , Row: MacArthur, Wood, Daly (Mgrs.). VARSITY FOOTBALL SEASON RECORD VMI 6— (lITIle;l(l State ' •2(1 VMI. . . .;5. ' 5— Vill;uio ' a 6 V]MI. . . . li — University of Hichmoiifl ( V:MI. . . . 6— William and .Mary 6 VMI l. ' V- rniv.Tsity of Tampa 12 VMI.. . Ai Davi.Ls.iii () VMI .SS— I ' liiviTsity of Virginia VMI .... 7 — Lehigh T ' niver.sity 7 VMI.... 6 Citadel 14 VMI., . ,16 VPI 21 Carl K.-iskn, Bill Kirkhui.l. iark Bill Nebniska, (Juarlrrhnck 6 it HrMMlnll , ! ' . ■N.lll, CnirJ Veni Keefer, FiiUhacJ; Aula luge. End Tniuiaii l(a ki, (,« ,, Mel AiKkiv-Mi, . ' «. . M,. - f ' " TIr ' ' .M 1 Koydets went into the li)SS footljall (-(11111)111811 carrying an niidefeated liiumer from the previous season. This edition ol ' tlic I!iK lied was llie team that would liave to face tlie pressure built up l.y Ilic -iirpriM- team of 19.57. Instead of being the underdog, as was llic I use 1,1 1 M;ir, they were the ones who were to feel the tension of luiii ' 1 lie " 1)1 one " on every opponent ' s schedule. In spite of all this they were able to extend the undefeated streak to eighteen (longest in VMI history) and established themselves as one of V.MI ' s teams. MOREHEAD STATE COLLEGE Tlie Keydets ojiened the 1958 football season with an impressive, lull .llsappointingly easy win over Morehead State. The Kentuckians wrrr no match for the Big Red ' s veteran line and lightning-fast l.a.kfi. ' lil. ' MI, taking up wlicre it left off after last year ' s undefeated campaign, scored two touchdowns in its first three plays and it was strictly no contest the rest nf the way as they rolled to a 46-20 victory. . rt Brandritf, Bobbv ;iihI Sam Ilorner turned in touchdown runs of 37, 74, and (I ' l ynv ,. iv,,,,,! ixrly. Coach .John MrKcnn.i had llif opportunity to use his other three teams at will and il ua apjiaraiit to the Lexington crowd that the Kevdets were once again a well balanced outfit. Horner stopped after taking 1 ' 2-yard toss from Bobby Ross . rt Brandritf races past Morehead line to score from the three Horner goes 8 yards around Wildcats ' end with Johnson clearing the way Pete Johnson is way out of reach of ■Villanova pursuers on 97-yard kickoff return VILLANOVA " Did you ever try to catch lightning bolts? " That ' s what one Philadelphia sports writer had to say after the Big Red roared through Coach McKenna ' s alma mater, 33-6. Villanova hit pay dirt first with an eighteen play, 78-yard marcli, run mainly from the I information. After failing on a two-point conversion try, they quickly learned what was in store for them the rest of the afternoon. Pete Johnson took the ensuing kiekoft ' on his three, and, running in the apex of a wedge, barrelled straight up the middle to the thirty-five, broke through a collection of tacklers, and out- legged everyone into the end zone. Sam Horner made it 8-6 on an end run. In the second stanza we got two more TDs with Big Bill Nebraska calling, anH making, the shots. One of these scores was a pro-type pass pliiy fnirii Nclini.ska to Art Brandriff, who dazzled the crowd witii a hcnulil ' u! rxliiiation of open-field running. A heavy driz lc driven by strong winds failed to cool the spirited play by both clubs, with a bruising goal line stand by the Keydets highlighting the third quarter. Horner and Johnson added markers in the fourth period to push the score to 33-6. Praise goes to Jim McFalls, Bill Kirkland, Jerry Borst, John Engels, Vern Keefer, and Nick Ruffin who added thunder to the game with their tough defensive play. Yet the win did not produce ail smiles as Bobby Ross was lost for the remainder of the season when he broke an ankle in the second quarter. U J v n-i . UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND A surprising University of Richmond team kept tlie pressure on tlie Keydets all the way before losing a 1 2-0 de- the Keydets ' third game. Early in the game both clubs exchanged fumbles to halt ny scoring attempts. In the second stanza a Spider fumble et up a V ' .MI scoring opportunity. Bill Nebraska picked up ■ards on a quarterback sneak, and then on the next phn- found S;,iii ;il,„ir deep down the middl. , S iiii picked the 1) 1- wii III,. S|Mdrr ' s 42 and raced all lliru nlnr ihe TD. An .illniipl ,.,- (ho points failed and liic muiv ln,,(l at 6-0, uiilil a .scant 58 sccojids before halftinie ulien the Rich- mond fullback capped a 49-yard drive wath a plunge to pay- dirt. The PAT failed, and the score remained 6-6 when the first half ended. ( )ii the firth play of the third quarter, Pete Johnson burst thrinii:li llir middle on a draw play and raced 45 yards for whal piit rd h) i.c the deciding six points of the game. Tlir S|.Hl(r Tnarched 50 yards in the final quarter, but a DaM Iniiilil. ' a.- recovered on the 10 by Pete Johnson. I.cil by -biliii lwii;ils. w ho had been hampered by injuries up to this point. Ihe Keydets moved from their own 5 to the Richniorid one before a holding penalty halted the dri ' e. The final ,i, ' nn went off a short time later and the game ended 12-(». 7 sAm v- (yR ' ' M " ' m ' v? m-r.s ' i •v|,.i:- UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA On a field wllicli uiorv closely rfseml.lwJ ;i river tluiii a football field, I he liif; Red extended their winning streak to fifteen liy downing the stub- boru Spartans of the University of Tampa down in " sunny " Florida, 13-12. Tlie Keyilets struek first in the early moments of the second period as a result of a Tampa fumble on their own ten. Bill Nebraska sneaked for the final one yard, and after Pete Johnson ' s eon -ersi Mi, !ii( li l;iler would prove the decisive factor in the game, the h iv.l K. ydcis led 7-0. Several minutes later another Tampa fumble led to I In s. . i,nd scurc, with Sam Horner bucking over tn give the Keydets a l:i-(l Ic kI. .lolmson ' s con- version was wid.s .-Ml, I the -MI s ' .,riiig was over tor the night. The lirst Tarii|):i scon- canic in the w.-iriing iiniiutcs of the first half when an alert Spartan reeo ered a fundjle bj- the Koydet safety man on the VMI five. Two plays later, the l ' loridians ' fullback crashed over for the score. Their try for one point was wide and the score stood at 13-6 when the half ended. The second half was marked by bone-crushing defensive play on the part of both lines. Tlie break came when with five minutes remaining the Tampa quarterback kept the ball on a belly option and scooted 65 yards ilow n the sidelines for the final score. The try for tw o points was stopped by Xick Uuffiu wdio shot through the line and shook the quarterback loose from the ball. The Big Red got off one last dit ' Jolin Engels, but time ran out and I sqeaker. The dctory, however, might it not been for the do ' npour that pr ' behind th DAVIDSON COLLEGE The potent Keydets, bouncing back after playing three consecutive spine-tingh ' iig thrillers, turned on the power to crush Davidson 4 2-7, ruining the Wildcat homecoming In the process. The Big Red, right from the start, showed it meant business. The first time they got their hands on the ball they went 62 yards for the score, with Bill Nebraska going the final six yards on a quarterback sneak. Pete John- son ' s conversion was good and the score was 7-0. The play of tlie day, however, was yet to come. In the second period the Wildcat quarterback threw in the flat, but due to the alertness of Vern Keefer, the play blew up in his face, and n few seconds and mniiy blnr-ks later, Keefer loped into the end zone .sonir Sfi vnnls from w hdv lir ]ii( krd tlie errant pass out of the ;iir. The PAT attempt f;nloil, and flir mm.v I 1 at 13-0. Davidson ' s only score came midway hi thu second period thanks to a blocked punt on the part of Jerry Borst, which the Wildcats recovered. Aided by a fifteen-yard penalty, Davidson cashed in and at halftime the score was 20-7. The second half was dominated completely by the Keydets, and showed that the Big Red Teams of the future will truly be heard from. The quarter- back play of third classman Howard Dyer was outstanding as was that of Stinson Jones and John Traynham, two Rats. ' r- ' " ' - i - ' 4w- Keydets demonstrate snappy timing as play starts Johnson and Engels make way for Horner with key block on No. S3 Horner (beng tackled on goal line) puts head down for last yard Horner scores! Wahoos look on dejectedly UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA The Big Red in Norfolk this briglit sunny afternoon, conipletel demolished the Cavaliers 33-0. The messengers of Mercury, ii masqueraded as VMI backs, came up with the second widest marg by which a VMI team has beaten a Virginia team. Within six plays the Keydets had pushed over the initial t;i witli .Jimmy O ' Dell sneaking the final six inches. FuUliMik I ' rii- .FoIiti.- who was ' oted the most outstanding player in the game, kit kcd 1 hr i of 1 1 ' j ' llr Sam Horner scored the first TD in tlir sci ..nd ,as due to Johnny Engels crashing o er tackle ■ Is. The final tally of the first half came on a pa, II hi Tom Kurkoski, who plucked the ball from the hands ■ Irlrndrr on the goal line, and fell into the end zone. VMI, (Veil llH.ugh the last TD came in -am.-, Willi a H yard aerial from Phil Hamric to Dick Wcude. Tno members of the squad who turned in ex- ceptional performances are tackles Jim McFalls and Bill Kirkland, whose bruising defensive play contributed greatly to victory. liill Ncl.raska goes thru the middle for Carl Kasko takes short pass from Ross in Tech tussle LEHIGH UNIVERSITY After two stirring performances, the Keydets let down, and tin- Engineers from Lehigh University came up with a 7-7 tie. It was a day of frustration for the l!ig Kcd as time and again they pushed the ball deep into Lehigh territory only to have the Engineers stilfcii and hold. Lehigh scored first in the closing minutes of the first half on a ilesperation pass from their left half- back to an end for a 77-yard scoring play. The conversion was good and at halftime the score stood 7-0. At the start of the second half the Keydets took the kickoff and marched 58 yards to pay dirt. Pete Johnson ' s conversion tied the score and the clock showed nine minutes remaining in the third period, leaving plcnt.y of time for tlie Keydets to push across the winning marker, but even though the remainder of the third period and all the fourth was played in Lehigh territory, that final push to paydirt never came. Big Bill Nebraska once missed the promised land by some eighteen inches. Although the defense and offense looked good, the Big Red Team seemed to have lost that certain something they had had in the past. Their undefeated skein, however, was one better, and now stood at eighteen . THE CITADEL ,,v,-in:..-i- 1.-. «ill Inv I.iriK in llu- liR-HKirios uf all VMF ,ii|i|,.,iiris r.,r lli Ll uns llic ilii.v ;i. IlKlitiiiK Cilricli-I f rvm brokf III, !.,| lr;ilcil j,l ivaU cvcr- c.i ii|)ili il liv ii K.-yik-t foolbnll I,., in l III,-.. 1. 1 ..r lliis I.Mif, ' aftcriKMiii, Llu- I ' iig Ri-a team found lli.-nisrl ,-,-. (.11 I lie ll..l■l side or a 14-(i score. MI liiiiil.les arioiinted (or the two Citadel TDs. Tile lone Keydi ' t lally catiic l)y way of a sustained 53-yard iri ' e, capped by a tliirly-yard run hy the brilliant Sara Ilorticr. The two-point conversion, attempt was stopjjcd inches short. O ' Dcll is well-covered as he throws a Tl) against Old Dominion Iniv Engels (No. -H) crashes his way into tally zone Scott (No. 35) and Badgett race to topple Gobbler Johnny Watkins (No. 40} VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE Before a crowd of ' 28,000 VJII rounded out the 1958 football campaign with a heart-breaking 21-16 defeat at the hands of the " Hokies " of Blacksburg. The B ' g Red struck first midway through the first quarter on a sharp 35-yard run by Sara Horner from punt formation to the VPI 33- yard line. Then Bill Nebraska, unable to find a pass receiver open, kept the ball, and on a sensational run raoved the ball to the Tech three. Two plays later Pete -Johnson slashed oft ' tackle for the score. Pete then booted the PAT, .-md the score stood 7-0. The Iloki. il early in the second quarter on a 66-vard drive sparked l.y llir imsmp- ;mm1 running of the brilliant Billy Holsckw. Pat Henry slannned ;n mss left guard for the score, and Chuck Stephens, a reserve center, kicked the placement that tied things up at 7-7. The Big Red struck again with one minute left in the half when Pete .Johnson put us out in front with a beautiful 27-yard field goal. The third quarter was scoreless, but with thirtecTi niinnlcs left in the fin.d iieriod. Tech ' s Sam Shaffer climaxed a 70-yard diixv « illi a two- yard jilnngi ' to |iay dirt. The try for two was good ami the Techmen led 15-10. ' 1 ' 1 scored again on a 27-yard aerial from llolsclaw to Dale couiiled with a fi e-yard keeper by Holsclaw. The conversion failed, and the llokies were out in front 21-10. In the waning minutes of the ball game, third classman Howard Dyer, with some fine running and passing, engineered a 67-yard touch- down drive for the Big Red, capped by a smashing four-yard sneak. But, it was just a little too late for the Keydets, and the score when the final gun went oft read, VPJ 21-Vin 16. It ' I ■ « ' i ' f ' ' S f -? »! •?. , ' 40 .0,.6S " i ;t " 2t » ' l 2S,- • ' = ' ' ' ' o iD©, : 7 First Rntr. Left t , Rii ht Scniinl R,.ir: Ve:ikl,-v, C ' ainpl. Third Row: Elliot, Samuels, i) Fourth Roio: BaDu-s,, I ' l Fifth Roiv: Clarke, Ka Sixth Row: Coach Mft, Meiklihficr, I)ullklt• ' .ivlc.r, Xestir, Kil.lir Shirlev. .lohnsoii, W , I ' ric. ' , Bartlett. Cxvaltr :in. Cravhill, Mori Col.b, Anilerson RAT FOOTBALL VMI 27- VMI 40- VMI 20- VMI 0— ' PI Freshmen 43 VMI 14— William and Marv Fre.shiuen 19 -Ferrum Junior College -University of Richmond Freshmen 14 -Staunton Military Academy 34 Crushing their first two opponents by a combined margin of 67-14, the rat team in its blazing start demonstrated an unstoppable offense. Then, severely hobbled by many key injuries, they were defeated in their three final games. This year ' s rat team was characterized by .some of the finest material VMI has ever had, a true credit to our coaches in their recruiting work. ' MI showed some of the fastest rat halfbacks in its history, two of them playing most of the season with the varsity. Indeed, in a year or so VMI should have a backfield even faster than this year ' s varsity, rated one of the swiftest in the nation. Weight, height, and aggressiveness were key words in the line, which will more than adequately till the places left by our hulking senior line. Varsity prospects of tremendous speed in the backfield and a heavy, aggressive line should make for excellent future varsity records. Flyui. ,,u,,.l|,,i, lA,-. Ill,- llrl.l 111 R.iallok.- Yliat ' s the scoreK ' Pre-game shenanigans in Turkey Day classic MI I li-.Lik-aders? yhat is the Corps coming to? What price glory? Early season pre-dawn drills A pleasant relief! Action in the VMI fieklhuusf iii tin- upset vii lory uwr VPl, .sl-78 BASKETBALL tjir Top Rinr, Left In Right: Otis Poole, Jack Baiiictt, Frank Oley, Jim Freiuli, Ciary Kramer, Jolm iloore, Jim Savage, Jerry l a s()Ti, Kurt Berggren Bottom Row. Left to Right: Max Guggenheimer, Chuck Cotton, Lee Southard, Ralph Lawson, Dave Goode, Ken Smith RECORD West Virginia 82— VMI. Bridgewater 54 — VMI . Hampden-Sydney 63— VMI. Richmond 82— VMI . William and :Mary 82— VIMI. Roanoke College 6,S— VMI . Citadel 47— VMI. Davidson 75 — VMI . .71 .63 ,84 .39 .69 .81 .36 .70 George Washington 79 — VMI 63 Hampden-Sydney 78— VMI 68 VPI 78— V:MI 81 Richmond 70— VMI 61 William and Mary 86- VMI 60 Citadel 47— VMI 46 Davidson 60— VMI 64 University of Virginia 85 — VMI 66 W ' est Virginia 99— VMI 55 VPI 118— VMI 60 Totals Left to Right: Coach " Weenie " Miller, Lee Soutliar.l i Ralph Lawson, Co-Captains, 1938-1959 Won . Lost . .13 If ever then- was a coacli who could deny the famous truism, " A coach is only as good as his material, " it was " Weenie " liller, VMFs newly acquired basketball coach. Late last spring, when Coach Miller announced to the Virginia news- papers that he was lea -ing Washington and Lee to join the VMI Coaching Staff, he set his goal for the 1958-59 season as getting his team into the Southern Conference Tourney at Richmond, something that had not been done since Coach Noe (now with VPI) was at VML Although not fulfilling his goal, Coach LUer did wonders with his new team. It was a long and tedious job: VMI until then had not provided athletic scholarships in basket- ball: and the Rats that he recruited were ineligible to ]3lay because of the new Southern Conference ruling; therefore, he had a great building job to do. The first task was to renew the familiarity with the idea of victory, that had long been forgotten by the team; second was the confidence that the victory could be achieved; and thirdly was the victory itself. It is ([uite true, nobody can doubt it, noho(l sliould doubt it, that he achieved his g ,als. The Keydets started the season off with one of their most impressive performances against West ' irginia, the number nine ranked team in the nation. The hoopsters were determined to win; although they didn ' t, they set the Southern ( ' onference officials in a state of utter amazement. The whole game was nip and tuck, each team scoring and rebounding to the best of its ability; neither team was ahead by a very large margin the entire game. In the final minutes of the game, the Keydets were on their way to the upset of the year with a lead of four points and only two min- utes left to i)lay. The lounties went into their l ress and managed to pull ahead to win the game by eleven points. The victory was in points only, for the Keydets out-rebounded and out-shot their ojjponents. Chuck Cotton, the high-scorer for the season, came through with a total of thirty- one points. Frank Oley, the only starting sopho- more, did a good job on All-American Jerry West by holding him to a mere nineteen points, a total far below the ace ' s normal scoring potential. For the remainder of tlie sea.son, before Christ- mas vacation, the Keydets went on to win four of the five victories. The first one was against J5ridge vater College, with whom the hoopsters ha l little trouble; and the second one was against Hampden-Sydney College, probably their best played game of the season. Chuck Cotton was unable to play because of a cold, and the team thought it might be a dim night for VMI; how- ever, in the end they came through with a victory by twenty points. Ralph Lawson and Dave Goode sparked the team, and made up for the absence of Cotton. Roanoke College was the final victory before Christmas. The Keydets were in a slump, and they fell behind early in the game. Ralph Lawson fouled out, which meant the loss of a sure fourteen Tnfi to liottom — Iliyh ycorer Chi scores on Keydets. Cotton a Guard Dave Goode. ickCi. .d .A William and Mary capture free ball. iccoiicl IkiII ' , lidurvci-, llic Ki )riiiK ' sur»v llial piil lliciri i (U-l.s the pdiiils. In Ilic pciiircil on a s loiul, and fiavo llicni anollicr viclory. After t ' ln-istinas vacation, llie iniportant jnl) at hand was the defeating of the teams tliat would enable them to get into the Tonrney. Of the nt- most importance were the IJavidson and Citadel games. If the Keydets were to go to Richmond, they would have to beat those two teams. On a road trip in the SoutJi, they lost to both of teams by very narrow margins. This, of course, meant that they would have to beat both these teams at VMI. The Citadel game was a long, hard battle. It was probably the closest game of the year. In the final ten seconds, VMI had the ball: they were one point behind, and planned to score in the last seconds. Hal])h Law.son got the ball and drove in and was fouled, but no whistles were blown; the game ended with the Keydets down by one point. The next important game was with Davidson; if they didn ' t win this game, they would not get into the Southern Conference Tourney. Fortune, however, was with them, and they defeated the Wildcats. The - were now ready to go to the tournament. They had only to wait for Davidson to play their next two games against the Citadel and Furman. If they beat either of these teams it would mean that the Keydets would not go to the tournament. Davidson did win one of the games. All in all, however, the best game ever seen at VMI was probably the game with Virginia Tech. This was the up.set of the year in the Southern Conference. After a very inspiring performance put on by the Rats in the preliminary game, the varsity went on to beat VPI. Again Chuck Cotton scored thirty points; and he was aided by Ral])h Lawson and Roy Quinn, who was starting his first game of the season. Losing merely one player from last year ' s s((Viad, the varsity consisted of almost all lettermen; the first string had been playing together since their Rat year. Lawson and Southard, last year ' s All- Southern players returned and put in the much needed service that was demanded of them. Dave Goode and Roy Quinn were two key guards; both of them were well suited to come in and relieve the starters whenever the situation presented itself. The second team, or as they are better known, the Rinks, had the unglorified job of keeping the first string in shape, which is an important job on any good team. Otis Poole, anrl Booty Farleigh, the smallest man in basketball, held down the guard slots on the Rinks, while Jim French, Garry Kramer, and John ] Ioore held down the forward and center slots. Jerry Lawson, again, was the number one utility man. Disregarding the records, this was the most successful season VMI had had in four years. An important reason for this was the all-out support of the Corps which was so wonderfully provided. And now that VMI is giving out scholarships in basketball, the quality of the game at " MI can be expected to improve with each year. Top to Boiiovi — Co-Captain Ralpli Lawson. Cotton and Lawson battle for a Davidson rebound. Arms anrl more arms. Co-Captain Lee Soutliard. If ■ Fnmt lloir. Left to Right: Skip White, Pete Ernest, Larry Wood, Brian Kane, Bill Daniels, Gene King, Mike Krickovic, Don Bashai Second How: Donny Wise, Bill King, Mike Pitt, Don Rishell, Jim Seeley, Jim Wood, Elder Lash, Dude Copenhaver Third Rme: Tom Massie, Coach; Ilarlee Pate, Mgr.; Pat Hnphes, J. C. McLestcr, Phil Shcphard, Brad Willard, John Martin, Bill Gile Tony DiCaprio, Mgr. VARSITY WRESTLING Co-Captains Don Basham and Coach Tom Massie points im kip White lock some wresthng a, RECORD VMI 38— Citadel VMI 13— Auburn 17 VMI 27— GauUadet 3 VMI 16— Virginia 12 VMI 8— Fort. Bragg 22 VMI ■ . . 8— West Virginia 18 VMI 21— North Carolina 9 VMI 29— Citadel 3 VMI 23— Davidson 13 VMI 6 TI 24 Southern Conference Tournament West Virginia 69 VPI 67 VMI 45 Davidson 45 Citadel 15 Led by Co-Captains Skip White and Don Basham, Coach Tom Massie ' s Marauding Mat- men piled up a very commendable 6-4 record for the season and lauded a lliird place notch in the Southern Conferciicc ' rciurnanicnl. Actually the record is quite amaziuj; when you consider that for the second consecuti e year injuries almost wrecked the squad. So hard were they hit, that only one ref;nlar, Larry Wooil, survived unsealiie l while anotiier. John Marliu, was lost for the entire season. The season opened with a Iri-nieet between VMI, the Citadel, and Auburn in which the Keydets thoroughly trounced the Bulldogs, but lost a very close decision to the Tigers of Auburn. Next the grapplers tra •elel:l to Gaulladet and Virginia on consecutive nights. The former sub- mitted easily to the Keydet power, but onlj- through a tremendous team effort was the Red, White, and Yellow able to stave off the Cavaliers. The night before Christmas leave found Fort Bragg ' s mighty paratroopers in Lexington, and these rugged boys of Uncle Sam were too much for the vacation-bound Keydets. Their return to the mats after the holidays was further dampened by the lean Mountaineers of West Virginia, who, with surprising team strength, became champions of the conference. Stcip Wliite. 1-23. Pete Ernest, 130. Tlie " Skipper " works for a pin. Larry Wood, 137. Brian Kane, 1-47. Bill Daniels wrap.s a double arm lock. After this, however, the matmen returned to pre-Christinas form and mashed North CaroHna and Davidson while literally humiliating the Citaili-l for the second time. Last but not least, VPI journeyed to Keydet- lanil, and the traditional rivals continued their mastery of the grapjjlers through the help of four conference champions. The Southern Conference Tournament was held at the Citadel this year, and the Keydets did an excellent job. The individual achievements found Larry Wood, Jim Wood, and Don Basham with runner-up spots in their weight classes while four others, Skip White, Brian Kane, Bill Daniels, and Jud McLester took the number three spots. The remaining number of the starting eight, Pete Ernest, took a fourth in probably the toughest weight class of this year ' s tournament. In looking liack over the season just past and in looking over the list of seniors who will be gone, it is not hard to understand why wrestling is so great at VMI. The season record itself is the finest tribute one could pay to the coaching ability of Tom Massie in this his first year of coaching. Thanks for a job well done, and we lf)ok eagei ' ly forward to the seasons ahead. liill n.miels, 157. Gene King, 167. The " Sprink " sets up a roll. Jim Wood, 177. Don Basham, Heavyweight. Jim Wood o -ershoots a pin. Bottom Row: BoIciikiti, Biirg, K«-iis, Hiiiiu-s, Old, Lampshire, McDonald Top Row, Left to Right: Willis, C. L., Manager; Davidson, W. R., Manager; Tliomas, Bitklord, Ederle, Gilljcrl, Coach Cliarles Arnold VARSITY SWIMMING RECORD V:MI 48 Loyola 38 VMI 31— Maryland 55 Ml 49 Gettysburg 37 V:MI 50— Virginia 36 VMI 36— North Carolina 48 VMI 54— Wake Forest 32 Ml 49— Davidson 37 VMI 54— Villanova 3-2 " Sll 18— Bowling Green 68 VMI 34— Florida 5-2 VMI 53— W M 36 VMI 41— East Carolina 45 V.MI 32— North Carolina 54 VMI 54— VPI 32 State Champions Southern Conference Champions Co-C ' aptaiii.. II .5 The three-day Southern Conference Swimming Championships reached their climax with VMI emerging number one for the second year in a row. Tlie performance at the Southern Conference was typical of the outstanding work done by the team all year. This year ' s squad was a small one — - starting out with some twenty-five swimmers and ending up with thirteen. They were a determined group, and before the year was up, they had set new records in just about every event. If any one of the team members could be classified as the outstanding swimmer, it would be Brad Lamp- shire, who was voted by the coaches at the South- ern Conference as " the outstanding performer. " He set a new VMI record for the 200 yard Butter- fly over a short course at William and Mary with a 2:23.8, and in the dual meet with VPI, broke the record for a 25-yard course pool with a clocking of 2:20.5. At the Southern Conference, he repeated his time of 2:20.5 to set a new VMI, state, and conference record. Not content with just three records, he swam the 100 yard Butterfly in the finals at Conference in 58.3, a new V II, state, pool, and conference record. He was also part of the medley relay team which set a new conference standard for the 400 yard medley relay. Ken Ederle can also lay claim to many new records over the past season. In the meet with William anil Mary, which was held in their 20-yard pool, he broke the existing VMI records for that dis- tance with a 2:19.9 clocking for the 220 and a ■4:52.3 for the 440. In the dual meet with VPI, Ken swam a 5 :04.0 for the 440 and thereby set a new VMI record for a 25 yard course. Ken started things ofl right for the Mermen at the Conference by taking first place in the 1500 meters with a time of 20:57.8. Although he took third in the 220, he still managed to set a new VMI record of 2:18.6. Ken also added to the V NII score by taking a second in the 440. It is interesting to note that last year. Ken set all the records in the Butterfly, and Lampshire swam only freestyle. This year, however, they changed events and broke each other ' s records. Ken and Brad could both be called dedicated swimmers — Bi.-kforil ili-.serNes iiiucli credit for filling Iti as a tlixer. . iui away we go! Bill Keens, Brad Lampshire, Bill Old, and Boh Hni ' ies made up the Medlev Relay Team which set a new " MI record. Old and Haines " on the blocks " . m tHQ llicy (l i llu ' rxti ' a aiiiouiit ( work necessary lo |)ro(liirc winiiiiif; ' liini-s. Mdlli practici ' many miles a day iluriiig llie .siimmci-, and do more llian mnilred Wdrkonts al scIkkiI. Hill Kccms also scl a new ri ' ecird t ' lil ' an individual e ' eiil. His lime (if ' ■2:4 ' i.U against ' illiani and Maiy will go down as a new ySU record for the 200 yard breast stroke in a 20-yard pool. At the conference meet, Bill caji- tured second in the 100 yard breast stroke, third in the 200 yard breaststroke,andswam on thewinning medley relay team. Bill Old, Bill Keens, Brad Lampshirc, and Bobby Haines combined to form a medley relay team which set a new stantlard in that event for 25 and 20-yard pools. Against the University of North Carolina they did a 4:09.5 in the home pool to break the old record. . t Gettys- burg they broke the records for a 20-yard course with a time of 4:14. -1. On the medley relay team Bill Old swam back stroke. Bill Keens did the breast stroke, Brad Lampshire the butterfly, and Bobby Haines anchored the event with the free- style, and the combination turned in a new record for the Conference with a 4:14.4. The ' MI jNIermen will sorely miss the services of the four first classmen who donned the red nylons for the last time this season. Bill Old, who was a consistent winner in the 200 yard back stroke and a key man in the medley, also added heavily to the score at the Conference. He took first place in the 200 yard back stroke, and a second in the 100 yard back stroke. Bill was one of the co-captains of the varsity squad this year. The other co-captain, Bobby Haines, was the main- stay in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle events for the varsity team. At Conference, he captured first in the fifty and third in the 100. Phil ]Miller, w-ho returned to VINII and the swimming team his first class year, added points to the V!MI tally in the 220 and 440 yard freestyle consistently. The other first classmen on the squad, Pete Trumpore, returned to the squad late in the season, after " laying off " for a year. Pete rapidly brought his times for the 100 yard freestyle down, and swam on the second place freestyle relay team and the first place medley relay at Conference. Ken Edcrle was the Keydets ' big gun in freestyle distance events. Keens and Lampshire sparked tlie Keydet attack in breast stroke and butterfly events. Lampshire has become the finest butterfly swimmer in " MI history. " Water, water everywhere! ! " Davidson ' s Aiirus MiBndc (dark I ' -slmt) and kcydcts Harry Ray and Larry Williams (left to right) out Iroiit jockeying for position at the start of a meet over " Mrs new (this year) 4 i mile course. CROSS-COUNTRY (iivoii depth liy nine hard-pushiuf; sophomores and the ex- perience of two seniors, the Keydet cross-country team saw one of its best seasons since the championship running of Dave Pitkethly put VMI in the top bracket of this sport several years ago. ITnder the experienced guidance of team captain Harry Ray, the team posted a 5-2 record in dual meets and won both the Big Six and Southern Conference Championships for the first time siii.v lll.U. Alniif. ' with Ray, sophomores Larry Williams, Al Drescher, .luhiiiiy -McDougall, and Bill Braithwaite provided the scoring piinili in most of the dual meets, with first place for the Keydet li.iiTi.Ts alu-niating among them, so closely were they matched. riic real backbone of the squad, however, lay in the second ((iiintet, known as " pushers. " Cross-country being a sport of cliptli where the first five men on each team score and the re- maining members of the team push the opposition back into liii;licr scorins positions (low score wins), these fifth, sixth, rv,-ritli, anil .i-lilli iimI, Ih-s are quite important. As with the tup (i c, liuniTv III ■■ ]iii liiiii,i " alternated. Senior Larry Johnson ,inil sDpliiiini.rrs l.iuiu.l -lones. Bob Huddle, Archie Ramirez, Warren McNaniara, and Dick Parker carried on a running battle (hnm lniut tlic season for the top spots in this category. ith nine of the " Flying Clowns " returning next year, VMI is jii liliiil in e |)e(ting to hold a dominant position in cross- ei ' Miilry i r (lie next couple of seasons. This tag, incidentally, is (lie leiiiii niekniiine, which it picked up just this season because 1)1 (lie nonchalance with which several of its members crossed the tape in one of their poorer performances of the year. SEASON ' RECORD VMt es. West Virginia 27-28 VMI vs. LTniversity of ' irginia 25-32 VMI vs. University of Richmond 20-47 VMI vs. Davidson and W L 20-65-64 VMI r.s. Georgetown 31-23 Big Six VMI M. W M 32-41 Southern Conference VMI vs. W. Va. and W M 47-63-68 Team captain Harry Ray ' s presentatii out the famous Cormack grin. tlie Big Six te:uu trophy brings Low J ■ wins; MI scores given first. Cill,- V Riiy, Dan Cungaii, Art Brandiill ' , I ' rlr .l.,liii nii. II, ,v Ken Scott, Ken Decker, Curt McDowell, Jon Quinn, Bolj r,r.-.l llnir. 1,1, In limhl: l),,n Suiliarl, Stnarl Cr.i Moss, John Ruf;h, Bill Respess, Bill Braitlnvaite Second Row: Larry Williams, Bill Ennis, Leon Elsarelli, Chuck Zimme Clay, Hill Browning Third Row: John McDougall, Dick Phillips, Ralph Hollowell, Herb Richardson, Wyatt Durrette, Archy Ramirez, Bob Gra ' es, Don Fan, Foiirlli Row: Joe Martin (Mascot), Marvin Hollowell, Major Martin (Assistant Coach), Major Cormack (Coach), Bill Elliott INDOOR TRACK This year ' s indoor track squad, sparked by several individual per- formers and holding sound depth in almost all events, waltzed unde- feated through a season of four championship meets, highlighted by the first annual statewide indoor track competition, which the Key- dets captured in a romp over the perennial Little Eight champs from Roanoke College. Their first time in competition was in the annual VMI Winter Relays. No team scores are kept in this meet, which is open to col- leges in the Southern, Atlantic, and Southeastern conferences; and although no individual standouts were registered for the ' MI team, the times gave promise of better things to come. And come they did, the following weekend, when the Flying Key- dets won five firsts and a variety of second and third spots to run away with the first annual State Meet by a score almost double that of their nearest competitor. Art Brandriff captured his specialty, the 60-yard dash; Dan Coogan won the low hurdles; and the mile relay team of Gillespie, Crow, Zimmerman, and Durrette broke the existing Little Eight and Big SLx standards in this event with a clocking of 3:31. 2. Larry Williams and Bill Braithwaite won state titles in the mile and two mile respectively. tlli til Ian. Ml. .• takin- 1 ' . 1-. ' ' ]■}„■ in t .11.1 III. ' .11 i a. v a.l.l...! Inii crc to the nui fluke, tlie squad gave a repeat performance tlie following week e Southern Conference championship, and again in a lace William and lary, an always dangerous toe on of the previous week ' s battle came through again and ■roiis .- efonds aiifl tliird.s i rahhed by men like Howard MrMourll. -It.lnniy Mr|), ni:;dl, and Harry Ray. Ir.JL ' ii " MI h;i I ' ll llir tnhirc. the Rat tracksters won A tv n Drescher, Curl lo. to show what lr ate and Southern ( eek layover brought tiic final Left to Right: Coach Cormack; Captains Art Brandrill, Hai Ray, Dan Coogan; Coach Martin iieet of the indoor season with the Xon- nference Division of the Atlantic Coast Games, open by invitation to colleges from the Southern and Southeastern conferences. Conflicting schedules kept away many teams which had been invited, and the Keydets had small opposition from runner-up Citadel, which scored " S points to VMI ' s -iO. Thus far, the track and field teams liave under their belts a combined total of four championships, including the SC crown in cross-country. They now need only win the outdoor competition in the Southern Conference to make a " Grand Slam " for tlie year in this sport. Future prospects look bright indeed, with few seniors departing and several standouts moving up from the Rat squad, among them sprinter-hurdler John Traynham and distance men Wagner and Carlton. w " V f - % Coach Martin and Hurdlers: Rugh, Coogan and Swihart Distance men: Huddle, Williams, Braithwaite and Drescher OUTDOOR TRACK Sound depth in almost all events and the several individuals who stood out during the indoor season combine to make prospects for this year ' s outdoor season very bright. If past performances count in figuring the future outlook, things should go very well for the cindermen. The year was started with a bang when the Keydet harriers brought home the Southern Conference cross-country crown. Several months, and several meets later, after track had moved indoors, the VMI squad was the proud jxissessor of the icani titles in the first animal Stale Med, the Soiiliiern Conference, and the Atlantic Coast Invitational. Currently, no state competition is planned outdoors, giving the team a chance to " Grand Slam " if it can capture the outdoor title in the SC. Always strong William and Nlary and up- and-coming squads from Furman and The Citadel will see that it won ' t be an easy job, however. Outdoor contests should see some of the learn lieplh moving nj) to par with the indi- vidual aces. . rt Hrandrift ' , St ate and SC titleholder in the 60-yard dash, will move to the 100 outdoors, and right on his heels will be Howard Moss and Pete Johnson. The com- bined efforts of the mile relay team will be channeled into individual competition as this record-holding quartet of Zimmerman, Durrette, Crow, and Gillespie strive to outdo each other in the open quarter. rs , ' „H Riuli (.ill.sp,, s„,li,rt (,,„j. ' iii l{ l " li Second Riiu Respeis, Crow, Duru-tte, Ziinmerm.m, Dm m lu r Mik , M , Phillips Third Row. McDonell, Huddle, Williams, Braithw.iiti ( iiiiii. I ' liker Fourth Rom McNamara, Browning, Ramirez, Gra e , .Jolin-,oii, I.K.irelli (Mgr ), Richardson Fifth Row Elliott {Mgr ). Toaf h Coimack. Xowlin (Head Mgr ) Not Pictured: Johnson, Ennis Coach Cormack checks times with Co-Capts. Coogan, Ray and Braudritt " Harry Ray and Bill Ennis (injured during the board season) will no doiiht be hard put to defend the half mile against niiler Larry Williams, who seems to be Coach Walt Cormack ' s favorite man to double. Williams may have a little trouble in his own event, after a couple of surprise times registered indoors bj ' Alison Drescher, the " Flying Pygmy. " It will be a definite tossup in the two mile, with Johnny McDoiigall (hampered by shin sijlints during indoor ineels) and Bill Braithwaite matchetl so closely that things might end in a lie. Dan Coogan, State and SC champ in the 70-yard low hurdles, is going to find rough sledding outdoors as the hurdle distances stretch out, as will high hurdler Don Swi- hart. IMeanwhile, in the pits, Curt Mc- Dowell will be putting the shot against team- mate Jon Quinn, just a few inches behind. Bob Keim in the pole vault and Mike loss and Bill Phillips in the high jump will round out the field activities. The varsity season will open against Princeton University, will feature the usua " competition with Tech, Richmond, am Virginia, and will be highlighted by what will surely be a very tough three-way eon- test between the Keydets, (ieorgetown and William and Marv ' s Indians. Sliot put— McDowelt Hurdles — Coogan Mile Retay — Gillespie, Crow, Zinnnerman, Durrett Javelin — Richardson Sprinters — Moss, BrandriH ' Ross ami Dmkr prarticr a l..iil,lr jil BASEBALL First Row: Miner, Grayson, Tullcy, •illaI■d, Full, JarN ' is, Drake, Ross, Kiiowles, Spencer, Biss.-I ■Second Row: Coach " Weenie " Miller, Conklin, Santos, Myers, Jutton, Mabry, Southard, lien Bissell, Coach Saunders , Thaeker, Wash, Szczapa SCHEDULE April 3 — Davidson There April 9— VPI Here April 11 — Furman There April 13 — Citadel There April 18 — West Virginia Here April 21 — Virginia Here April 22 — Richmond Here April 28 — William and Mary Here May 1 — George Washington There May 2 — Hampden-Sydney There May 6 — William and Nlary Here May 7 — Richmond There May 1-1 — George Washington There : rAY 19— VPI There Coach Saunders an.l Cuaeli -Miller discuss tin coming season with Co-Capts. Drake and Ross The 1959 baseball season appears very promising for the Keydet nine at the present, with seven returning lettermen, five of whom were starting members of the 1958 squad. Along with these seven returning lettermen is the return to school of that hard-hitting outfielder Ray Conklin, who will fill that all- important fourth slot in the batting order for this year. Then, too, the decision on the Ijart of Lee Southard to swap his basketball shoes for a pair of spikes has brightened the prospects in the pitching department. The infield is made up of Dick Jarvis at first, Co-Captain Billy Drake at second, Co- Captain Bobby Ross at short, and Billy Knowles at third, with such able operatives as Frank Grayson, Marvin iNIeyers, and l{oger Spencer ready to move in if any of them should make the least miscue. The I)astures this year are being patrolled by Lloyd Thacker, Richie Santos, and Ray Conklin, although these three will really be pushed due to the great improvement of Mike Wash. At present the catching de- partment is wide open. Those fighting for the position are Eddie Fall, Ed ToUey, and Jack Willard, who has switched from the in- field. The pitching department is the biggest Cjuestion mark, with George Henning, Oscar Mabry, and Lee Southard being the top three. These three will be ably supported by third classmen Jim ] Iiner, Keyser, and Mike Jut ton. Santos— Right Field Ross — Sliort Stop Fall— Catcher Matjry— Pitcher Tolley and Willard— Catchers Drake — Second Base Coac ' li Louis ••W.Tiiic " ' Miller has lakr.i over the coaching reins this year, ami iluc lu the speed in the oulfiekl, he is placing special emphasis im ilereiise, anil liase r ' unning, which will, we hupe, force tile other Ic.ims into fre(|Ueul niiscues. The infield is being manned by four opera- tives with more than adequate experience. J;ir is and Knowles are starting their second year with the Keydet nine while Ross and Dralie are beginning their fourtii year. Those providing the long ball this year will come from the portside. Both Thacker and Conklin have been known to hit -100- footers. Dick Jarvis should provide the right-handed power, which is so important on the Keydets " field due to the close left bank. Drake and Spencer have also been known to claim " the hill. " Two first year men, third classman Bissell and second classman Bissett have shown a good deal of promise, and by miil-year it would surprise no one if they were not the ones providing the spark. The Keydet nine could be a serious chal- lenger to last year ' s Southern Conference Champs, Richmond, provided they get the pitching and the base knocks at the right time. We are, at the least, looking for a better than .500 percentage in the won-lost colunni. ThactitT— Left Field Southard— Pitcher Kiio«les— Third Base Hemlin ' — Pitcher Conlilin— Center Field Jarvis— First Base Fronl Row, Left to Right: Hartford; Smith, A. F. E.; Engels; Berggren; Farleigh; Williamson Back Row, Left to Right: Boxley, Manager; Brown; Ballard; Geis; Smith, M. B. E.; Coupland; Leary, Manager TENNIS TEAM The VMI netnien are looking forward to one of the most rewarding seasons in several years. After being hit with injuries last year, the Key- dets will be back at full strength this spring. The graduation loss was small and the newcomers should fill the vacancies ably. The team will also have the advantage of Coach Clark, who played his tennis at the University of North Carolina. Leading this year ' s outfit will be captain and three-year letterman John Engels. Don Coupland is expected to be the darkhorse of this year ' s team if he continues his early season pace. Third classman Booty Farleigh is back at his number three position and is capable of going " all the way " " . Al and Barrj ' Smith are the potential four and five men bnl will lie pushed by returnees Chris Fleet, Kurt Berggren, Arch Brown, and Lynn Hartford. The NelUiell ill actiuli Captain .John Engels ready to serve SCHEDULE ApKiL ' 2 — Colgate Here April 9 — Randolph-Macon. . . .Here April 15 — VPI There April 17 — William and lary There April 18 — Richmond There April 24 — Davidson There April 25 — Citadel There May 1— VPI Here I. Y 7-9 — Southern Conference Norfolk o n : yw - First Row, Left to Right: Hirscli, ( Second Row: ' MacMillan, Hill, II.- Third Row: Payne, Jordan, Ridn .l U-, Schaaf ;ui, Coach Simpson, Fnx, Carlisle, Bryant, Krossierer FENCING TEAM ShaaF, .1. C. (T ' Fencing, although inactive at the Institute for many years, is not a new sport to VMI, and is making a steady comeback. This year found the Keydet swordsmen in their second year as an organized team, and working hard to fill in weak spots. In the saber section, Fud Caldwell sliced his way to two out of three bouts winning streak, backed up by Garrison ' s ever-improving " long reach " technique. The epee .section has the trickiest job since the whole body is a target in this weapon. Winniker ' s southpaw attack, and Fox ' s ballet- like movements, however, kept the opposition in a constant turmoil. A Rat, Jordan, has kept both these men under pressure all year with his natural ability, and should improve the team greatly in the years to come. Schaaf and Mahoney led the foil section this year in some fast and flashing action. Again the Rats furnished the pressure; and couijled with the team c-ai)tains seemingly boundless app ' lilc fur work, the team i)r(iiniscs niucii in the future. Fencing is not exactly a s])eclator sport. Iiut anyone who sees the " team in action will find plenty of excitement. Although the meets this year didn ' t yield impressive scores, the VMI Spirit was there to the end, and much valuable experience was gained by all. Everything con- sidered, it was a successful year, and under Major Simp- son ' s able guidance, a bright future can be seen, and not too far awav either. Garrison and Caldw trate " Attack and Parry " Left U, Kiijht: LaHhiiin; Wcl.lier, .1.; Bariiett; Hobson; Cotton; KeTiip; Wcl.lior, C; I ' liillips GOLF TEAM This year ' s golf team, even though it seems to be be- ginning the year with scores as high as its noblest aspira- tions, should at least have a good time, because the season will be much of an old timers ' reunion. Three first class- men, John Kemp, Bob Hobson, and Captain Chuck Cotton, are retiu-ning from last year ' s squad; and Jack Barnett, their Brother Rat, is returning to the squad after an interlude at UVa last year. Also returning to the squad after a hitch in the Navv is Jim Webber of the class of ' 57. Chuck Cotton, Captain of the II), VMI Varsity Golf Squad Kemp, plaving in the No. 1 slot All are fairway (and rough) veterans, and if they can get their old bones in gear, ' 59 should definitely be at least a little better than ' 58. Standout rats this year include Pete Vanderworth of Danville and Culver Criswell of Memphis. These two and se eral other newcomers show great promise that V NII will be heard from tomorrow in regard to golf, and that " Oh clear the way, VMI is out todaj ' " will not apply to the golf squad any longer. Front Rou Left tn Right: Severo, Dimlap, Spaulding, Uworiii, Xoithrop, Landry, Montgomery Semnd Ruw: Cummiiigs, Calkins, Ilaniilla, Carlsen, DeLuca, Mitchell, Bella, Downey Top Row: Parker, Madigan, Purner, Woodson Tarrall, Edmunds, Lewis, Thomas (Cant.), Lisiecki, Finnigan, Vitale, Stubblelield, Moore, Larkin JUDO TEAM Thomas and Larkin demonstrate ' Kata-Gurunia " Judo is a sport which requires serious mental study and rigorous physical training. In the spring maneuvers, and throughout the year, the team conducts training courses in hand to hand combat, jujistu, karata, and the techni- ques of judo including falling, throws, chokes, armlocks, and basic mat work. The course on the spring maneuvers included this and introduced the elements of knife fighting and sentry attack, after which the newly acquired skills were put to use on confidence courses. After a year of hard training and matches with colleges including the University of Maryland, The Citadel, Naval Academy, Catholic University, VPI, and the Washington Judo Club and various service teams including Ft. Benning, the team climaxes the year with spring promo- tionals held at Ft. Holabird, Id. Tests are given (written and performance in contest) to determine the ability of the candidate to advance to a higher grade belt. Recently the team traveled to the Valley Forge Military Academy in order to give a performance in judo. The team has accomplished all this by adhering to its three major aims — to learn judo, to further it as an inter- collegiate sport, and to develop interest in Judo in the layman. Another successful year, like the last, is in the making. Edmunds and T; Demonstrate " Uchimata I Martin. ' l im Klemenko (Ca-Captain), John Parks, Bill Maurer, Michael Front Row, Left to Right: La Irving Back Row, Left tu Riqin: Di,k Wahiinaii, I,.,iiis Aiiji.r, Alh-n (iustin, I.nuis Ritchie, Bowlman Bowles (Co-Captain), Charles Davhuff. George (■oull..min, Geuri!, ' aii Onlni, .J..I111 Aiiynlia F . 1 . RIFLE TEAM The year 1958-59 was an excejitioiial year for the rifle team in many ways. The team fired an extra-lieavy amount of shoulder-to-shoulder matches (12) and broke even with a 6-6 record. Opponents inchided all Southern Conference teams plus such powerhouses as Army, Na -y, and Maryland. A much better record was com])iled in postal competi- tion. A total of 28 postal matches included teams from up and down the Eastern Seaboard and as far west as Texas A M, UCLA, and a high school in Walla Yalla. Wasliino- ton. The postal record was 20 wins and 8 losses. The team was captained by Tom Klemenko and Bo Bowles and included many fine underclassmen. For the Km ■h,i„: T " 11 Klellleiik,. ' ,ir,l III! Stan Co-Ca, Inian Bowles Stun In:,,: c. Lift lo Hujhl IS Anjii record, the strength of the team was chiefly in the third classmen with George Van Orden exhibiting outstanding skill throughout the year. For this reason, next year ' s team is looking forward to a great season and will lose only two men. Jack Angolia and Tom Klemenko. Although obviously handicapped b,v the new Southern Conference rule excluding freshmen from varsity compe- tition, the team will be able to make use of the better-than- average crop of Rats that matriculated this j ' ear. This has also been the last year of a four-year VMI assignment for Sergeant William Facemire. His loyalty to the team and seemingly tireless efforts have not gone unappreciated. ■K . --rr T ' iT ' ' ' ' ' - Kneeling: Santos Leung Reyes Stanle 11 |l -■ II I) 1 ncv PickennR Gal »li Staniliiig: Purnu Spicuzzi Boleski Sniitli ) V li lli iiioliiii ( irtuu lit Muinr shell i M M ikiii; Allons..; Clark SOCCER TEAM Team Captain Steve Sew- here hooking the ba ration for a pass. iill Dabney (back fn camera) disputes possession iil ' the ball with Roanoke ' s Bob Schoenleber in VMI ' s final game of the season. Coached this year by Mr. A. R. Jones, the informally organized " MI Soccer team, hampered by a lack of suffi- cient depth, sustained three losses during the sea.son. Still in its genesis here at the Institute, soccer is rapidly becoming a popular sport. The twenty-two men who tried out this year lacked not in spirit, and those who finally made up the team, in teamwork, even though this was mil shown in a winning record. The " Booters " made their debut this year on home grounds, against Lynchburg College. The University of Virginia was the second scene of battle, where the team played neck and neck with an experienced group, leaving the contest on the low end of 5-4 tally. The nimble-footed group ended the year with another sour note in the form of a loss to Roanoke College. And although losing five first classmen, Sewell, Leung, Santos, Reyes, and Galysh, hopes are high for next fall. The seven game schedule includes re])eat duels with the three foes of this year, plus ' irgiuia ' ! " rcii, RMudolph- facon, Maryland State Teachers College, and tieorge- town University. SEASON RECORD ' MI vs L. nchburg College 1-3 ' MI vs Umversif-s of Virgmia -1-5 VMIvs Roanoke ( ollege 1-4 ike ibrillantaetenM%e-uc in th, L nchburg College RAT BASKETBALL Firxf Row: Jenkins, Shelhorse, Worrell, Williams, Eddins, Luce, Halberstadt, Lazaroff Senmd flow), Left to Right: Plogger, Moss, Fravel, White, Gedro, Vaughn, Mare- i-lial, Rutherfonl RAT WRESTLING •■ . «o!f. Left to Right: Mangino, Mer- rill, Smiley, Bamforth, Bartlett, I ' ayne, Connors, Russell, Merklinger Secuitd Rou ' : Turnage, Stanley, Galanti, Gorsuch, Hood, Brown, Smith, Michaels, Muirheid, Thomas, Hertz, Stepnowski, Patton Third Row: Jan Woodman, Coach (with whistle); Ballard, Gillman, Hayes, Lynch, Selling, Hoagland, Pauska, Quirk, Jones, Plageman, Goodyear, Fox, Ward, Carter, Rhodes, John Jlartin, Coach RAT SWIMMING Rmr, Left tii Right: " anneventer, Pederson, Trice, Perrin, Smith, Jacoby Second Row: Hamner, Prince, Matthews, O ' Connor, Bandy, Bobbitt, Sullivan Third Row: Magee, D. A , Manager; Kane, Curtis, Woodard, Davis, Hobbs, Bayley, Collins INTRAMURALS AND PHYSICAL TRAINING A sdUiv, ' ..r |,ri,l,. ill Ilk- li.sliliilc ' .s | l:in r,,r drvi-lopiiif; ■•(■ilizcii sdl.licis " i ils :illilrtic i.n.nnmi. which irpiilc-cllv lias one of liu ' hinhcsl ,H-nriila-rs .,( pa rl iri|,iit i.ili aniDiif, ' Cdlltros ol ' Miiiilar size. IV.sick ' s tho lonnalK .n L-.nii , .1 leanis. tho Diajcir ])arl c,l ' athlclics 1k-it is Ihu iiitra- ini.ral pr.ij;rai,i. .xlrnsive enough so that nearly every eailet will have the ehance to play on some intramural team of his ehoicc. An important point of the proj, ' nim is that intramural partieijjatioii is (lireetlv counted in with the flarnetf Aiiflrews scores in the annual race for t ' hel.esl eom| anv cup auanledal Finals. C.aupanies arc placeil on a more iiearlv e(|ual level l v a rule forl.i.l.lin;; I he lakinn iiart in intramurals hy cadets who are nicnihcrs of regular learns in the individual sjxtrts. The pr..t;rani ranges from f,mll,all and iiing-pong lo Irack and intra- 1 alion sruiulKill hi,sl,,, inclu.ling «.Ucr l.ask.l hall, scifthall, wresthng, vollc li,lll, ami 1 .:,,kci 1 ,,■, II Mil Ii I lie lih.Mil 1{m»I i f, .. ,1 1 lall champion- ship phiMills li:i, licni chniiiialcd IV.iiii llii. Mar pniLrram, the color and cliai.s ,,l lliis spcclack ' have lie. ' ll relallicd in lllc l.allalion snowball tights, cveiils which had all exlreniclv high percentage of cadel parlici- palioii. fiidcr Ihe guidance of intianiural dirccloi William O. liolierts, the j rogram is expected to e.vpaiitl even more in coining season.s. As an adjunct to tlie intramural activity and as a result of the re- newed emphasis on physical training for cadets, a vigorous physical development program has been included this year. Physical Training tests are gi ' eii several times each year to all cadets, and the results arc taliulated in with the Garnett Andrews scores. Commandant Colonel Clover S. Johns has founded an award known as the Commandant ' s Cup, to be awarded the company having the higlicsl score on the liiial IT test given this session. The setu|) for the Spring Hike was a radical change from previous . ' ears, with its renewed emphasis on a vigorous pliysical phase. Pull-up bars were installed in the barracks sinks to enable cadets to prepare thein- seh ' es for the spring maneuvers in a few minutes a day. With a eontinuetl stressing of the physical aspects of the cadet ' s de ' elopment here, VMI will no doubt be turning out e ' en higher ((uality " citizen soldiers. " There is never want of llilngs to do at. MI during an average day. The many hours of classes, drills, and formations that one has to meet would seem to make up a busy day for anyone. However, all cadets parti- cipate in several other activities within the corps. These activities may include athletics, clubs (both religious and social), work on cadet publications, the hop committee, societies (within the cadet ' s major field in college) and musical organizations. It has been stated by many that the ideal man is the well rounded man. All the activities which the cadet may engage in while at " ' MI are designetl to foster and promote this belief. rwiiv i. ■-Maidi Gnis " Star I ' al Ii,M,nr lalks uitli the film director during filiniiig ut VMI. VMI GOES HOLLYWOOD K il i.Imm.i I I I .1 ii.l P, 11.11, h.n n (a.l.t offiurs gne " Lt Pat B.mhu a k points on the saber manual Amidst all the buzz and excitement of unbeaten football teams and Parents ' Weekend (the first annual), there was another event of most signal importance during the 1957-58 session here at the Old Dominion ' s famed military college. ' 1I went Hollywood! In an atmosphere reminiscent of the " Brother Rat " days of 1938, a new interest and activity swept over the Post when it was officially announced early in the session that VMI was to be the scene of 20th Century Fox ' s " Mardi Gras, " a light romantic comedy starring Pat Boone, Gary Crosby, and Tommy Sands, with pert Christine Carere and bouncy Sheree North in the leading starlet spots. It turned out to be, said the New ork Times in a review shortly following its jiremiere during Thanksgiving this year, a " romj) for the under- graduate set. " The plot centers around the winner of a raffle held among the Corps. The winner is to invite a Holly- wood movie star to Finals. Naturally, the darling of the maternity set has the winning ducat, and Cadet Boone, P., is off to New Orleans to have a go at " snowing " his lady love, who is — you guessed it! — Mile. Carere, who just couldn ' t be anything but . . MARDI GRAS Queen of iho 15iilj Mardi Gras. il Xt Orleans ' annual si, -Lh. The VJNII Band, regimental staff, and color guard wore flown to that colorful city to march in the Rex parade of the JNIardi Gras, and sjjcnd their scant free time ' tween scenes leaving a trail of empty beer cans down Canal Street and thru the Latin Quarter. A ' hen Easter Hops rolled around, there was a chance for other members of the Corps to get into the act. The script called for a Finals setting, and it being impractical to wait until June, these scenes were shot during the Easter dance weekend. Meanwhile, back at t he IMardi Gras —Boone has met Miss Carere, but failed to recognize her as his movie Gary CrosVjy and Tdiniiiy Sands roll their hays in one of the barracks rooms recreated in Holly- wood for the film. Detail in the picture was excellent. queen date. Does Hollywood let this hold up the plot? Not on your life ! ! They fall in love anyway. But in the best interests of VMI and the Corps, Cadet Pat must renounce the dictates of his heart while his Cinderella smiles and bravely carries on. The day is not lost, however. Crosby and Sands come thru like true-blue Brother Rats and roommates with a plot to smuggle the heroine in for the Finals Ball, unbeknownst to Mr. Boone, of course. After many obstacles, " love conquers all, " and cadet and girl are reunited. The filming of these Finals scenes here during Easter hops gave cadets and dates alike a chance to see our boy Boone in the real; and many feminine hearts must have been aflutter as the Messrs. Sands, Crosby, and Boone went patiently through their paces during the many retakes. of Cadet Mark 11. Grayl.ill p uilh the help The premiere of the full-length, color feature in cinemascope and stereo sound was held in Lexington for the Corps and special guests shortly before opening to the public during Thanksgiving. Most reviews were favorable, although the critics who expected a stirring saga of military life and discipline among the nation ' s youth were disappointed by the casual and energetically cheerful tenor of the action. In all, the Corps got a bang out of playing movies and being host to pretty Miss Carere, the Listitute re- ceived some valuable publicity, and Boone Co. got an insight into the life of the less cosmopolitan half of the American College set. V.M.I. PREMIERE " MARDI : INCTON WELCOMES CHRISTINE !• irst Cla•, Presuient likt M uiimi Mibs Carere from the btate Theater . " JUardi Gras. " p. T. Johnson, Jh. President V. M. Keefer First Vice President R. L. HoBsoN Second Vice President HONOR COURT The VMI HoiKir Systrni is one of tiic hh.sI iiiiixirtaiil aspects of a cadet ' s life at the Institute, and it probably contributes more to the character building of students than any other concept. The Honor System applies basically to three things — lying, cheating, and stealing. The keystone of the Sytem lies in the fact that members -of the Corps are honor bound to report an ' violation of the code that comes to their attention. There is only one penalty for a person found guilty by the Court — dishonorable dismissal. The Honor System is ailniinisterrd liy the Corps tlirimgli its Honor Court which is composed of twelve regidar voting members, nine from the First Class, three from the Seconil Class, and three nonvoting members from the Third Class. VMI is founded on the belief that along with thorough development of the intellect of the colU ' ge student there nnist be development of those personal ([ualities which will contribute to a life of integrit,y and self-discipline. For this reason, our Honor System is the most important aspect of a cadet ' s life at V Il. Seaieii: Ross, Keefer, .Jolinson, Hobsoii, Goofie Standing: Shirley, Basliam, jNIcFalls, Anderson, Smith, Gile M. W. Maupin I ' re.vdeiit J. L. Engels I ' ire President M. A. II. Smith llistiiriaii THE GENERAL COMMITTEE VMI ' s class privilege system and its high standard of conduct are rigidly upheld through two cadet organi- zations, the General Committee and the Executive Com- mittee, both groujjs jjarallel in composition. The conmiittees are made up of the officers of the three c-lasscs plus two committee representatives from the first class and the President of the Officers of the Guard Associ- ation. The presiding officer, the President of the First Class, votes oiil - in I he case of ties or disi)ules. The third class historian acts as sergeant-at-arms and votes on Executive Committee cases solely. Class privileges, a jealously guarded possession, are a basic foundation of the Institute. Without them there could be no VMI " .system " , no esprit de corps, as VMI men have defined it for the past century. The enforcement of this system is left, in the main, to the individual cadets them.selves, and it is their charge to see that its ideals are carried out. Seated: lii-i; liiilliii. i;.i;;.l . Maiiiii)!, Smith, Keiser Standing: Spencor, Savajjo, Ilaiiirif, (Juiiiii, Badgett, Durrette, Barcik EDITOlilAL STAFF Seated: Muiidy, Tuckfr. Ki]ii[), Garnett Slanding: Collins, Bersyren, Young, Pipes, Ileisliman, Anderson, Gibson, Shaw BUSINESS STAFF Sealed: Decker, Traylor, B Standing: Fridley, Stewart THE VMI CADET H E Th.inu , IV Eilitiir, lit S ' (m(s tT .1, T. Tate, Jji. Etiilnr. 2nd Semester i. A. Phillips Business Manager .1. K. i5liAl)F )HD Assoeime Editur P. C. Xl.ULlN, III Sparl.s Edilnr A. F. E. Smith Contributing Edito EDlTOlilAI. STAKE Seated: Lnwsoii, Spencer, Grnvson Standing: Smith, Xowlin, Scli ' midt, Samuels, Rieliie, W. .1., Hicliie, I,. ( ' ., Pliillip! Seated.- Iloskins, Phillips Standing: Rotli, Grayso McDa The Cadet is ;i weekly newspaper published by the Corps of Cadets. Though often being branded the " Ad Sheet " by its critics, the Cadet lias striven to improve itself this year by changing its size to eight and sometimes twelve pages, by insti- tuting a new two-editor system, and by tapping the capable .sources of Inirracks ' writers. Editors Thomas and Tate receive information about financing the Cadet from Business Manager I ' liilHp. ' THE GLEE CLUB Captain Joseph C. Peahce Director EnGENE H. Grayson, Jii President Vernon W, Heishman Vice President William H. Old, Jr Business Manager L. XowLAND Pipes, Jr Publieity Manager C, H. ZiMiiERMAN, Jr Seiretarij Rov C. Bailey, Jr. I r i ■ Marion G. Runion Librarians Tl.e Glee Clul, nf Jlu- Virginia .Military Institutp is iiTic of tlic fore- most clioral groups in the South. During the more tlian tneuty years of its existence the Club has beeome an accomplished musical organization with a wide repertoire. It has grown to be an integral part of cadet life and is the largest and one of the most popular extracurricular acti ' ities at the Institute. The Club began informally in the early thirties when cadets fond of song collected for serenades on the barracks " " stoops. " In 1934, " First Classman " Herbert Nash Dillard organized the first group to sing together as a unit. Because of an increased load of duties as Head of the Department of English, C,)h,nil Dillard f.anid it necessary to relinquish directorship of the Club. Upon his appointment to the VMI faculty as Director of Music and Instructor in Hu manities, Joseph Chilton Pearce became the club ' s director in September, 1958, with Colonel Dillard acting as its advisor. THE HOP COMMITTEE NowELL Loop President Fred Cavanaugh Vice President George Iittexdorf Treasurer Herb Butt. . . ; Business Manager Whatever else may liai)i)en at the Institute, the Corps always looks forward to the dance weekends for their entertainment, whether it be dancing or otherwise. As usual the Hop Committee has succeeded in engaging the finest bands in the land to provide the music, including Glenn JNIiller ' s Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey ' s Orchestra, Buddy Morrow, Lester Lanin, Benny Goodman, and the ever- pleasant V]MI Commanders. These dances have offered to the poor cadet, tired of " double-timing " around the hill, a eliunce to double-time around in the gym and then slow down to a snail ' s jjace afterward. Li the most welcome dances held throngiiout the year, the Corps has been pro- vided an opportunity to " Icioscn ii]) " and enjoy Ihem.selves even tliough it lasts onl a short while. THE COMMANDERS Mike Maupin Leader Robin Sommers Buaincss Manager Oddly enough one of the most active organizations on tlie post spends most of its working hours absent from it. This year ' s all cadet outfit has become popular in colleges and prep schools throughout the state due to its music-making abilities. The twelve piece dance orchestra is a highly versatile group, being able to provide rock and roll, jazz jump tunes, as well as the very smooth and danceable arrangements which they are noted for. Led by Mike !Maupiu, the ' 58- ' 59 Commanders were bolstered by the fact that six of their twelve musicians were in their fourth year with the band. Ru ss Chew, Jack Christie, Tex Carr, Penn Whitcscarver, as well as IMike and Rob Sommers (who also handles the business and propaganda end of the deal) started their hectic careers " w;iy back in the fall of ' 55. A recent innovation of the Commanders had been its Combo. Besides entertaining at small dances this bunch has also seen much service on regular jobs, improvising from time to time when the occasion arises. The musicianship of the ' 59- ' 59 organization surpas,sed that of any cadet group heard around these parts for at least the past four years. This was easily made evident to who rarely have an opportunity to hear the many fine evenings of entertainment provided by the orchestra by their performances at VMI ' s Midwinters and Easter dances. A 4 4 i 4 4 A ■rs PARTIES AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS M. W. Anderson. ]). F. Basham .. . . 1). 1 ' . Dreelin. . . President .Chairman. K.reeiitive Committee Chairman of Trips Tlie .student cliapltTs of llie Auicricau Society of Civil Engineers have been organized to help college men learn as much as possible about the " ' practical " sides of their future profession. Here at V II we are indeed fortunate to have one of the most active chapters in the country. Evidence of this is the fact that the V II Chapter has received the national rating of " Excellent " twenty times. This record stands witlmiil an ( ' (|ual among colleges in the T ' nited States. The membership of the stiidcnl chapter is comprised of all first, second and lliii ' d ci ils. These men take field trips, attend lectures, and see educational films through- out the year. In the midst of all this work. Colonel Morgan ' s " Jacks " keep from becoming " didl l)oys " by sponsoring an informal clance each year. All activities of the A. S. C. E. combine to make the V II Civil Engineering Major a better prepared man, both academically and socially, for the professional world. iiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiSMi ill ?. f i- ffiii in .i M I T i II- " -i-- T -HI M " ' . AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS All A. I. E. E. SliKloiit IJraiifli is a profos.sioiuil group formed at approved colleges and universities having electrical engineering curricula. Students in these Branches, assisted by a faculty member, called the Counselor, meet and work together to practice the skills of communication, cooperation, and organization, using the technological material, in the nalional framework of Ihc ])rofcssioii of electrical engineering. The VMI Student Branch of the A. I. E. E. was chartered on May 1, 1920. In the 39 years, this organization ' s chief objectives have been: first, to foster those qualities needed by the engineer which are not fully developed in the class- room; second, to broaden the Cadet ' s acquaintance with the modern engineering world; third, to provide an organi- zation in which the technical developments and ideas of the Cadet can receive recognition. More specifically, this year ' s A. I. E. E. has presented talks by both guest speakers and Cadets. To aid the Cadet in his effort to become an engineer, the Student Technical Paper competition was held at the end of the second semester. Now, as the Electrical Engineering Cadets of the Class of 1959 graduate, they can feel proud of their first connection with a ])rofessional organization — the . . I. E. E. XowEi.i. E. Loop Cliainnaii Pete T. Johnson Vice Chairman Gerry Herrmann Secretary AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS R. L. IIoBSON President W. T. Pickering Vice President W. C. Keens Secretary J. D. Iautin Treasurer The growing opportunities in the field of physics can be evidenced here at the Institute by the greatly increased number of students enrolled in that curriculum. The Ameri- can Institute of Physics has grown eciually, and has become a valualile aid in correlating the everyday academic endeavors with their practical application outside the class- I ' oom . A great deal of interest has been shown toward the programs presented to the group. These include movies, pertment speakers, trips to areas of interest to the potential ph sicist, and parties for nothing better than good fellow- ship ' Hiis year should ])i ' ove to be a Ijright one for the A. I. P., ,ind we hope will serve as a steppingstone to an even better one next year. — ■=■ ?i J %mJ _ - i AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY The Chemical Society at V II is a student afKhate of the American Chemical Society. The Society consists of the chemistry majors from the upper three classes. It is not mandatory to join hut generally everyone wlio is eligible does so. The purpose of the A. C. S. is to present to the chemistry majors a program pertaining to their field of study and act as a supplement to the chemistry curriculum. The programs generally consist of a movie or a speaker from some industrial firm or a professor from another college. In the spring, the first classmen make several field trips to nearby industrial firms. At the end of each year the A. C. S. final banciuet is held and the president for the coming year and the facultv advisor are selected bv the students. R. V. Dale President W. C. Simpson Secretary R. G. Haines FirM Class Representative .1. H. TuMUNSON Second Class Representative {. L. CoPELAND Third Class Representative 9 VIRGINIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE C. II. Pate T. H. Williams. A. B. Taylor President ] ' ice President Secretary-Treasurer The ' i|■g■iIlia . c-;i(loiiiy of Science is an organization of Virginia scientists including both professional men and laymen who have scientific interests. The VMI rha])ter of the Virginia Academy of Science is composed, ])rimari!y, of men studying the biology curricnlum. This organization sjjonsors a variety of programs which develop and encourage scientific interests among its members. It is the constant concern of those connected with the ' irginia . cadcmy of Science, including the able advisor, Dr. Uronifield Kidk ' y, that these jjrograms broaden the biology major ' s views and knowledge founded in the class- room and lal)oratory and, ])erhaps, bring him closer to his life ' s ambition. To climax the year, the ' MI Chapter sends representa- tives to the . . . S. Statewide Conference, which is held aniniallv in Mav. ■vfc ftwiii ' wiMr..j riJiriH tjwms inw iMHtitff if i ' J RAYMOND E. DIXON ENGLISH SOCIETY Unlike other organizations aronn l tlic i)ost, llu- R. E. Dixon English Society seeks to (jrovide its members and interested ontsiders an opportunity to raise their level of ap])reciation ahove the everyday pleasures of life. It is hojied that this organization will serve as a stepping-point, from which each member might continue advancing towards a greater refinement of his character. Since it came into being last spring, the Society lias had many pleasurable and enlightening programs. Some of the highlights were Captain Badgett ' s illustrated lecture on Modern Art and Arthur Kyle Davis ' lecture on Virginia Ballads. Future activities as a trip to either New York or Washington, D. C. are being considered by members. I ' he Dixon Society forms an important part of the VJNII eilucational program, and it is of particular importance to cadets who have a desire to possess a worldly knowledge. Although the Society is limited to fifty members, it is open to the Corps for membership, as long as there are vacancies to be filled. It is hojjcd that cadets will take an active interest in its programs. W.VTsox A. NlrxDY President XoL. ND Pipes Vice President .Jerry Lawsox Secretary .Jim Savage Program Chairman K-mMvwill jJt THE HEALTH FVL AND PLEASANT ABODE OF A .. YOVTHS PRESSING yp THE HILL OFSC1E-. i .■ A GP.ATiFYING SPECTACLE AN HONOP ' STATE OBJECTS OF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR. IHS;-- SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO : ■ PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY T1M THE ARMED FORCES CLUB Doug MacArthur President Wbs Roberts F ce President Bud Blackwell Treasurer Frank Ferrier Secretary Jack Cary Program Chairman ( ' ()iii|)(i,s(mI (if mm who are interested in the ISIihtary, the Aniu-d Furces (Tub has provided a program of speakers, movies and arious other activities this year. One of tlie largest organizations in barracks, it has been ably guided by Captain Ross Blake. The club ' s program is designed to give its raembirs a bctU ' r insight into the various branches of the arnVed forci ' s and it has succeeded in this, giving them entertaining and educational films, and ,s])eakers. - c I his year is the Armed Forces Reading Room IcK-ated in Sc-oll Sliipp Hall, which maintains all current magazines and ])i ' ri()dicals of a military and informative nature, as wi ' ll as a lilirar ' of books on many combat oper- ations an. I thrali-es of action in World War II. n THE RELIGIOUS COUNCIL The VMI IJeligious Council is the coordinuting hoily iif all religious activity for Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish cadets. It is comprised of representatives from religious clubs organized in barracks. This year the Council provided for the new cadets a rehgious service during their first Sunday at the Institute, conducted entirely by cadets, and a picnic at which time they learned about religious activities at V!MI, enjoyed recreation, anfl a vesper .service. With the addition of a Protestant chapel .service on the post, the work of the Council increased. The student min- isters in Lexington were given the titles of Chaplain of Cack ' ls from their respective denomination, and served as the speakers for these chapel services. The Council, through contributions by the Corps and other interested friends, ecjuipped J I Hall with an electronic organ and other furniture necessary for a religious service. The Council also succeeded in starting a religious service for Jewish cadets in the Chapel Room through the Jewish Club. This is the first year that Jewish cadets have had the opportunity to attend a religious service every Sunday morning. Through the chapel services, church services in Lexing- ton, Bible study, and Sunday evening fellowships in the churches in Lexington, the Council strives to provide for cadets a program that will helji them to develo]) spiritually as well as intellectuallv. R. D. Bingham President R. X. LaGarde Vice President S. S. Ratner Treasurer L. R. Graves Secretary J. P. Wuitescarver Publicity A. DiCaprio Clerk INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB H. E. Thomas, IV. J. A. Gaenett .... J. J. MOORCONES. . E. F. Thomas President Vice President . Secrefary-Treasurer . Program Chairman After iiKiving off in low gear due to organizational iliffieultie.s, the International Relation.s Club launched into a jirograni of fui-iou.s aetivity. highlighted by a three-day eonveidion of the Southeastern Region of International Relations Clubs held here early in December. S])eaking at the convention, attended by representatives from clubs in thirteen states, were such internationally recognized ])ersonalities as Lieutenant General Clark RuflFner, ' onunanding General of the Third Army, and His Excellency Dr. George K. C. ' eii. Ambassador from the Republic of Cliina. The cimvention was counted a .success by hosts and guests ahkc, and at the election of regional officers on the hiial day John Moorcones was installed as vice president. Aniciiig its other widely varied activities, the club took trips to olhei- colleges for di.scussions, hearil prominent guest .speakers at open meetings, and showed films concerned with the international situation. Lutheran Club SidiidliKj: OiuliaUK ' li. FunkliiiusiT. Kii lc Maurcr, Pederson Sealeil: Ri l)cTts, Anderson, Trandol, GaiH-iiski, Marlin Methodist Club Standi ii(j: Berger, Hylton, Williams, IleisluuaTin, Boleski, MaGee, Merrey Seated: Ramirez, A., Ramirez, F., Keeter, Biugham, LaGarde )w Jf Canterbury Club Standitij : Bohliitt, Carver, Grayson, Tucker, Reed, Bobbins, Daniels, Keressierer Seated: Troxler, Graves, Pipes, Davliurt ' , Old Westminster Fellowship Standing: Pettit, Baiii, Miller, lloerlcr, Potts Seated: Robinson, Steel, llcl.eod. Booth, Cliristie Baptist Student Union Standing: BrvMot. Bradbury, Dean, Bottoms, Clover, Clarke, Rowell, Xelms Seated: Hurle.v. I.yiicli, Wliitescarver, Fritli, Pittman Newman Club Sldttilini : Spiciizza. Trusik, Paiiska, M;iiii:iii ' i, Bateman, Gorbea, Alfonso, M ' (,ni!i. Selling, Sabow, Thacker, rtiH I. ' ii, ' ast, Anjier, Dapra, Roth, aiidiTaar, Murpliy, Stcpnouski, Gorsuch Scaled: Kruiiicr, (iarcia, Ponipoiiio, IMcFalls, Dicaprio, Myatt, Shittery Jewish Club Sitliug: Dworiii, V. II., Iliisrli, C. M. Sfimuels, S. StamUng: GiiishcTK, R. A., KlinelKTf;, l . S., U;itiRT. S. S., Mollack, G. , Roanoke Club Arams, I!. K I ' re. idrnt Cox, H. IT Vice President MuNDY, W. A Historian Lynchburg Club Chew, R. C President Crickenbergeh, R, F. . . . Viee President HosKiNS , W. P Secretary Richmond Club Al)D[so.N-, E. C President Amdehson, N. C Vice President I- ' all, E. I Seereiary I )iib:eliv, D. P Treasurer Tidewater Club CdOGAN, .). I)., .In President Haxteh, T. I)., .In Vu-e President Haunes, K. H Secretary Southwest Virginia Club (;iiAvs.)N, v.. II President liooTH, J. C ,. . . Vice President 1 ' im.Lippi, R. E Secretary Texas Club DiMKK, V. S I ' rexulcnt Rav. II. I) Viie I ' rc.siileiil C ' lioEX, .1. F Secrelan Florida Club Ti!AVLOn, V. II Pre.- ltlcnt Selleus, H. P Virr Prcxideiil IIlLLlAlil). .1. R Secrelnri Yankee Club Thomas, E. F President Geis, R. W Vice President YOVTHS PRESSINCVPTHEHILLOFSCIENCE WITH NOBLE EMVLATION A GRATIFYING SPECTACLE : AN HONOR TO OVRCOVNTR.Y AND OVR STATE:OBJECTS OF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR INSTRVCTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN ' SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY- IN ■ EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO VINDICATE HER HONOR_OR D- END HER Rl HTS Timmins Music Society Seated: Chew, Phillips, F. er, Maj. Gentry, Lawson Standing: Coltrane, Witscliarfl, Jniies, Cary, Powell, Maddox, Thomas, Wilkinson Archeology Club First Riiie: Aylo Alexander, Fridelv Sei ' ond Roie: McCormiek, Young, Bane, Wolfe, Grayson Deep South Club Kessler, W. H.. .Ik President Smith, J. A., Ill Viee President Cadet Waiters First Row. Left to Right: Miller, Blak,- more, Willis, Smith, K. G.; Humiiiutt, Bradford, Berggren, Conkliii Sectind Row: Sellers, Gapenski, Vargosko, Ray, Butt, Camper, Ratner Third Row: Masotti, Crickenbergor, R. F.; Yeh, Weymouth, P ool, MeGiie, I,a(iarcle, Brooks, Addison, Lt op, Fall Foiirlli How: Anderson, N. C; Gwyun, Southard, Williams, Hammonds Fifth Row: Delaplane, LaBlang, Huddle, Fuller, Smith, L. C; Bell, Barr, Bla,k«ell. Knowles Cadet Servers Spence, King, Riehardson, Basliam, Gloeckner, Bingham Officers of the Guard Association In ' GKAM, J. F. President Fekoxy, W A Companij Represenlaiirc WiLBURN, N. H B Compani Re ircscnlafivc Walker, W. C C Vomimny Representative Bhadford, J. K D Compajiy Representative luviiVE, M. M E Company Representative Lash, E. A F Company Representative Adams, R. E Band Company Representative Old, W. H Secretary HOSPITAL STAFF Mrs. Elizalieth Ha«te THE BUGLERS Left to Uiglil Ic.ii " 111.1 " Hill " VMI FOUNDATION The VMI FouiMlalion, Inc., c-sfal.lishn! in liKtO. is ll.c- alunini- sponsored agency of tlie Institute wliich promotes tlie academic advancement of VMI. Among its projects are scholarships, fellowships, a faculty retirement program, a faculty group life insurance program, funds to Iielp cultural cadet activities (such as tlie Timmins Room, the Taft Room, ;iiid llu- Glee Clul.). and a iiost of other worthy projects. The .apilal of Ihc Foun.iation now total well over a million dollars. The immediate goal is for tln-ee million dollars: the income from which is to be used for sui)port of a iilainicd minimum working program. The Class of 1959 recently established in the Foundation a funtl in its name through dividends from individually-purchased life insurance policies. The purpose of this fund will be cliosen at the twenty-fifth reunion of the class. The chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundatinn is General of the Army George C. Marshall, ' 01, now of Fint hursl. North Carolina; the President of the Board is Mr. John M. Camp, ' 05, of Franklin, Virginia; its office staff in Lexington in Room No. 95, New Barracks Concourse, includes Mr. Joseph D. Neikirk, •3 ' -2. and : Ir. Gregory Craig Taylor. ' 57. (Seated at desk): Mr. Joseph Xeikirk, Executive ' ico President {Standimj) : Mr. Gregory Taylor, Si ' cretai-y VMI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION On the day following the graduation of the first class at VMI— 16 in number — the members met in the Hall of the Society of Cadets and organized the Alumni Military Society. This meeting took place on July 5, 184-2. The name was changed a few years later to the Society of Alumni. Stil! later it became the ' MI Alumni Association and in 1919 was incorporated under this name. Any cadet who leaves VMI in good standing — not expelled by the Honor Court — automati all b.iMnir-. a member of the Association. There are no dues but a membe r is i |)i . Nil {•• .nnuially contribute through his class agent a sum in proportion to flic (.lilii almii he feels to the VMI. The Alumni Association meets annually on Alumni Day at Finals. How- ever, there are call meetings, if necessary. The officers of the Association con- sists of a President, two Vice Presidents (1st and ' nd), Executive Secretary and a Treasurer. The governing body is the linard nt Directors, formerly known as the Executive Committee. This Bo; bv (he [ nf 111,. Alniin Col. Herbert Jacob, Executive Secretary, VMI Alumni Associati irh meets four times a year, is elected niiini Association and is fifteen in number, l ' -20th of " liii li riiii-l Kr liMiN ■ I i—r- ihat have graduated in the last ten years. Each (IkiI ' Ic; Ii:i iiii: ,i I i i i I n I ( i I ijp of twcnty-five or more is entitled to one ad.iiliMii:i| iih iiib I .ni file liuard. Chapter Representatives, while elected by the ( ' li,t|)l( [ ' . art ..nliiniril by the General Association at Finals. They have the :iiiir ii-lil- iinl |iM ;lenes as the elected members and are governed by the The Alumni Association is financed by monies annually raised by the Class Agents. Our Budget is about $35,000 a year and the money raised is spent in services to the Alumni, which are brieHv stated as fnlhnvs: Fjnaneincr tiic Alumni Oflic.-, Opmiiion of Almnni Hall I ' - ■■ " . ' ■ ■ - . ' . ' Ir.--- i- -,11 Mniuni four times a Tar, banquet at Finals, - i- 1 1 mj Im I [iMrlm-s. salaries, ])art salarv In the Public RelatiMn- (llli.n ' . -. ., ,;il ,. m-itv ;nMl J ' . ' nMun Plan for employees, preMiilnm Hmmh s to Virginia High Schools. l)anquet to First Class, Reservation Hi -(c ,, ( l.iss Agent expenses, Alumni automobile, entertaining the Govenioi ;ind Ins Advisory Committee, entertaining Legis- lative groups, financial lielp to the Placement Committee, and paying for the hundreds of small jobs and services that your Secretary must perform as a part of his duties. FRIENDS OF THE INSTITUTE THE POST EXCHANGE ANYTHING YOU BOYS NEED FOP THE WEEKEND? ' i the post office " all the fours are up " THE BOOK STORE WE EXPECT THAT SHIP MENT NEXT WEEK " THE TAILOR REPAIR PRESSING SHOP " WE ' LL HAVE VOUR STRIPES OKI BVFE I " " THEY ' LL BE READY BY GUARD MOUNT, HONEY ' ©i sg ' ' BEST WISHES FROM WAlT KTELUy " IT ' S AN OUTRAGE © k.F.S. PONT wo i Ry we JUer A BAD PREA V BEST WISMES TO ALU OF you AT V.M.I. FROM BEETLE ANP TME GANG ANP Dennis the Menace HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THE V.M.I. BOMB ON YOUR, 75 If BIRTHDAY... I9S9 - VM.I. ' f , " ' R Ac ' JOE PMOOm " cund MoeL " WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF Cadet Joe Jones is like most other cadets, a hard worker. He tries. Sometimes, however, trying doesn ' t seem to do much good, and from time to time things go wrong. Joe has certain duties wliich he nmst perform. These inciuck- liie rigors of guard duly, room orderly, divisional inspector, etc. There are also many rules that the cadet must abide l)y and follow out faithfully, or sufi ' er the eonsec|uences thereof. These rules include: " Thou shalt not have civics in thy room " . . . " ' Thou shalt have no automobile " . . . " Thou shalt not take a wife, " etc. What if everything was to go wrong in the day of one cadet? It has happened -most cadets have ex- perienced sagas similar to these depicted. When things go wrong, then the consequences can be far-reaching and disastrous. Here then, is a memorial to all those who have suffered similar troubles, and an answer to the oft-heard ([nestion, " Whatever happened to oh! Joe anyway? " Read, and take lieed ... Joe ' s dvke is an alert voung man " Your wife called and wants you to bring the car home this weekend " Joe uses his roommate ' s cup to drown a tranquilizer ' Great news, Joe — I ' m on the gim with a case of trench mouth! " Paradise Lost After enjoying ii tennis win, Joe leaps over the net and . . . Ooops! Guess who got caught in confinement check? ' You say vours is Xo. 81069-1 ' 2? " Well, this is rifle Xo. ' Tve fiuallv finished my term ,3021959! " ' paper! " " There will be a CCQ in barracks right awav " " Fivc-cne-fix ' It took iiie all night bul I ' m all over Eco! " . 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C. 4 274 h OVERNITE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY HOME OFFICE RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Safety Dependability VIRGINIAN HOTEL LYNCHBURG, VA. Dininq Room Banquet Facilities 200 FIREPROOF ROOMS SAVE — and Make it a Habit Lynchburg Federal Savings and Loan Association 616 Church Street 1990 Fort Ave. LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA MASSANUTTEN MILITARY ACADEMY R.O.T.C. — Fully Accredited College Preparatory WOODSTOCK, VIRGINIA CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF ' 59 From VIRGINIA STEEL COMPANY INCORPORATED RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Compliments of PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK OF WARRENTON WARRENTON, VIRGINIA LET ' S GO TO RODMAN ' S BAR-B-Q High at Hamilton PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA DICKERSON BUICK CORPORATION Federal Street near Fifth LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Telephone Victor 7-5573 275 WHERE ROANOKE SHOPS WITH CONFIDENCE Mitchell •■■ ■ ' •CLOXiJING- ' - OF ROANOKE J. F. BARBOUR SONS Builders of the Fine Buildings in Virginia Since 1884 South Roanoke Lumber Co. Building Materials of All Kinds Fine Millwork A Specialty We Make the Finest Kitchen Cabinets ROANOKE, VIRGINIA FAST SERVICE LAUNDRY CLEANING 687 Brandon Road " Across irom the Radio Towers " DIAL DI 4-1648 ROANOKE, VIRGINIA ROCKYDALE QUARRIES CORPORATION Crushed Stone — Agricultural Lime Limestone Sand NOW SERVING ROANOKE LYNCHBURG R. STUART COTTRELL INCORPORATED INSURANCE 18 North Ninth Street RICHMOND 19, VIRGINIA Compliments of FROST DINER By-Pass Warrenton, Va. ALWAYS OPEN Compliments of CANADA PRODUCE CO. Lynchburg, Virginia Compliments of NELSON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY WARRENTON, VA. -Jl 276 THE MEAD CORPORATION Heald Division LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA ' ' Paper Makers to America " VAt Yoo V JA WA SELLOM THAT 7ee.PEE ? IVY CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. gS SHSini Compliments of THE BALLARDS NORFOLK, VIRGINIA -5( 277 ' P Compliments F. W. WOOL WORTH CO. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Visit Our Modern Lunch Department and Bakery Compliments oi VALLEY ROOFING CORP. and VALLEY MECHANICAL CORP. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA CknF ' fflinnlth ' s CtotAMiL An. Uawia Mtn, and. fUn Who Stau (iounm ROANOKE, VIRGINIA " Roanoke ' s leading Specialty Store for Men and Boys " FEATURING HICKEY FREEMAN — SOCIETY BRAND KINGSRIDGE — KNOX HATS ARROW SHIRTS — FREEMAN SHOES and many other famous national brands IVEY « KIRKPATRICK Insurance and Bonds 210 First Colony Life Building LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Dial 4-2485 McLEAN PONTIAC CORP. 2323 High Street PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA Compliments of MASON-HAGAN. Inc. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA FINE CLOTHES JOHN NORMAN, Inc. Roanoke, Virginia VIRGINIA ' S FAVORITE DEPARTMENT STORES Lexington, Va. Compliments of CLASS OF ' 31 m The All-Family Drink Compliments of BLUE RIDGE STONE CORPORATION ROANOKE, VIRGINIA RICHMOND ENGINEERING COMPANY Archie ' s DICOHPOHATED 7130 Williamson Rd. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA OPERATING ARCHIE ' S LOBSTER HOUSE ARCHIE ' S TOWN HOUSE ARCHIE ' S GIFT SHOPPE " They ' ye all gone to Archie ' s W. BRADLEY TYREE GENERAL CONTRACTING 5999 South 6th Street FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA J A 7-9015 JE 2-9664 WILEY WILSON CONSULTING ENGINEERS Industrial Plants, Power Plants, Steam and Electric Distribu- tion, Municipal Planning, Water Supply, Sewerage, Sewage and Water Treatment, Incinerators, Highways and Airports. REPORTS — PLANS — SUPERVISION Main Ofiice Courtland Bldg. Lynchburg, Virginia Branch Oiiice 711 West Main St. Richmond 20, Virginia Compliments of ALEXANDRIA BUILDING SUPPLIES. Inc. ALEXANDRIA, VA. -.01 279 )■ ,J) Hi DAIRY CHEF Says: EAT BETTER... c Ji SPEND LESS... ENJOY: DAIRY FOODS ' ROANOKESMOSTMODERN DAIRY " PHONE DIAMOND 4-5501 GARST BROS. DAIRY INC. Compliments of THE TEXAS CO. NORFOLK. VIRGINIA Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. LYNCHBURG. VA. Allri , All t- ' f ' i Pf ll ooer 4he, urh I i 280 LONE JACK LIMESTONE COMPANY, Inc. Lynchburg, Virginia CRUSHED STONE FOR HIGHWAY, RAILROAD AND CEMENT MARVIN V. TEMPLETON SONS ASPHALT SURFACING Asphalt and Macadam Paving Private Roads — Driveways Parking Lots Highways and Municipality Improvements Dial Lynchburg 2-7102 or 3-4422 BOONESBORO RD. Compliments of ELMON GRAY CO WAVERLY, VIRGINIA 4 281 l; Compliments of S. W. RAWLS, Inc. Distributors GULF OIL PRODUCTS FRANKLIN, VA. The Kennedy Warren Dining Room 3133 Connecticut Avenue WASHINGTON, D. C. Now Oiienng: Weekday Luncheons 12:30 to 2:30 Weekday Dinners: 5:30 to 8:30 Sunday Dinners: 1:00 to 8:00 Special Arrangements Made For Banquets, Dinner Parties, Luncheon Parties Wedding Receptions, Cocktail Parties PHONE ADAMS 4-9100 AIR CONDITIONED Compliments of VAUGHAN AND COMPANY, Bankers Established 1886 FRANKLIN. VIRGINIA Member of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation IT ' S AK ENGINEER ' S WORLD ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING OFFERS m A PROMISING CAREER Today is the day of automa- tion and mechanization. Tomor- row may well see what one prominent electrical engineer terms " a civilization built on technology. " America ' s future is in the hands of its engineers. And there ' s a place for YOU in this challenging new world! Elec- opening up. Think of what this trical engineering is one of its means to you! You invest in the fastest growing fields. Every world of tomorrow when you day, exciting new applications make electrical engineering your and rewarding new jobs are career! VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY Old Virginia Packing Co. Front Roydl, Virginia PURE APPLE BUTTER, APPLE SAUCE TOMATO JUICE, GRAPE DRINK JAMS, JELLIES, PRESERVES m si atlgh RESTAURANT and BAR iHunrljfn 727 Eleventh Street, N. W. WASHINGTON, D. C. Telephone ST 3-5769 Hermine Goede, Prop. Specializing In German Food ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY Open Sundays and Holidays 4 to Closing i 283 f Compliments of PERRY BUICK BUICK OPAL DEALERS Norfolk, Virginia Compliments of A NORFOLK FRIEND HOLLOMON-BROWN FUNERAL HOME NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Best Wishes to the Class of ' 59 From ROSENTHAL CHEVROLET 3900 Columbia Pike ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA JA 7-6781 CHEVROLET SAAB Cars of Sweden BURKE HERBERT Bank Trust Company ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA OLDEST BANK IN THE OLD DOMINION Member of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation COMPLETE BANKING SERVICE Alexander Beegle Quality Clothiers and Furnishers to Gentlemen Ladies Sportswear 31st STREET VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA 4 284 lit Compliments ol Alexandria National Bank ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA ESTABLISHED 1892 SOUTHGATE STORAGE CO. INCORPOHATED SOUTHGATE TERMINAL NORFOLK, VA. Phone MAdison 5-6561 MERCHANDISE STORAGE Fully Mechanized and Paletized • Centrally Located Pool Car Distribution • Private Trackage Custom Bonded Space • Negotiable Receipts • Local Truck Delivery Service New York Representative: JOHN V . TERREFORTE American Chain of Warehouses, Inc. 250 Park Ave. Phone PLaza 3-1234 Chicago Representative: HENRY BECKER American Chain of Warehouses, Inc. 53 West Jackson Blvd. Phone HArrison 7- Compliments of JOHN E. WOOL LUMBER COMPANY INCORPORATED NORFOLK, VA. BAYSIDE, VA. VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. 4 285 t " Compliments of ABINGDON GROCERY COMPANY ABINGDON, VIRGINIA ESTABLISHED 1881 CHAS. SYER CO. SUGAR BROKERS NORFOLK 14, VA. J. R. FORD COMPANY Incorporated P. O. Drawer 1179 • Nineteenth Street at Fillmore LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Genera] Contractors and Paving Engineers R. M. DAVIS MOTORS INC. YOUR DESOTO -PLYMOUTH DEALER 10th and West Main Streets CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA PHONE 2-6125 AN INTERESTED ALUMNUS Compliments of MUTUAL FEDERAL SAVINGS and Loan Association of Noriolk Boush and Bute Streets, Norfolk, Virginia 3520 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 3201 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia 1909 Little Creek Road, Norfolk, Virginia SERVING THE FINANaAL NEEDS OF THIS COMMUNITY SINCE 1889 Charlottesville Woolen Mills Since 1868 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA Manufacturers of a Distinguished Line of 100% Virgin Wool Uniform Fabrics Including Top-Quality Cadet Grays and Blues Used by Leading Military Schools and Colleges Prescribed and Used by the Cadets of the Virginia Military Institute 4 287 Congratulations to the BROTHER RATS OF ' 59 TRAYLOR CHEMICAL SUPPLY COMPANY AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS Metcalf Building ORLANDO, FLORIDA 288 )■ Compliments of THE SHENANDOAH LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY Compliments of The Norfolk-Portsmouth Wholesale Beer Dealers MARTHA WHITE FLOUR " Goodness Gracious it ' s Good " Compliments of HODGES JEWELRY STORE Waynesboro — Clifton Forge Covington, Va. Charles W. Barger Son Inc. CONSTRUCTORS QUARRY OPERATORS READY-MIXED CONCRETE Phone HO 3-2106 Lexington, Va. ACME VISIBLE RECORDS, Inc. CROZET, VIRGINIA NATURAL BRIDGE OF VIRGINIA One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World • HOTEL — attractive, comfortable, reasonably priced; excellent food; air conditioned dining room • MOTOR LODGE— new, smartly appointed • AUDITORIUM — spacious, well equipped (excellent for movies, displays, dances, meetings) • ROCKBRIDGE CENTER— with large modern cafeteria; gift shop; game rooms; heated, tiled, indoor swimming pool with outdoor sand beach for year ' round swimming DRAMA OF CREATION— Illumination and pageant, presented nightly underneath the Bridge Adjacent to the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway Compliments of BAUGHER CHEVROLET COMPANY 1157 West Main Street WAYNESBORO, VIRGINIA LEEWAY MOTOR COURT On U. S. North 1 1 4 Ivliles North of Lexington, Va. DINING ROOM Phone HO 3-6697 Mr. and Mrs. V . H. Ferron, Props. d onc txibe. in Ac ?_ rteephoh room ! ( CLOVER CREAMERY COMPANY INCORPORATED Manufacturers of MILK ICE CREAM PASTEURIZED PRODUCTS BLOCK OR CRUSHED ICE LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Dial HO 3-3126 BUTTER Compliments of Addington-Beaman Lumber Co., Inc. NORFOLK, VIRGINIA fj- 251 VISIT GLEN ECHO PARK ' Playground of the Nation ' s Capitol " Meet Your College Friends In the — CAMPUS ROOM — The Best Students . . . Usually Are the Best-Informed Students Keep up with what ' s going on in the State, Nation and World by reading THE ROANOKE TIMES and illir Snatmkr Hlnrlti-Ki ' uiB Daily and Sunday Compliments of CANADA DRY BOTTLING CO. W. W. CONNELL, JR. Insurance 200 Royster Building NORFOLK, VIRGINIA LIFE— DISABILITY— HOSPITAL— MAJOR MEDICAL FIRE-AUTO— BURGLARY— LIABILITY— COMPENSATION HOMEOWNERS— MARINE MAdison 7-0218 Ashman Marquette, Inc. NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Distributors of MOTOROLA TELEVISION FEDDERS AIR CONDITIONERS THE PEOPLES NATIONAL A FOURTEEN MILLION DOLLAR BANK IN ROCKY MOUNT, VIRGINIA No Service Charge on Checking Accounts The Largest Bank in America in a Town the Size of Rocky Mount Norfolk-Portsmouth Chapter V.M.I. Alumni Association Compliments of RHODES DRUG COMPANY WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA Congratulations Class of J 959 Hayes. Seay. Mattern Mattern 4 293 is- Compliments of CRIDER SHOCKEY, Inc. Transit-Mix and Prestressed Concrete WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA P. O. Box 767 Telephone MO 2-2541 Compliments of NASH EUCLID Equipment Sales Corporation SALEM, VIRGINIA RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Euclid Construction Equipment RALPH E. MILLS COMPANY INCORPORATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS P. O. Box. 513 Salem, Va. Compliments of WINCHESTER EVENING STAR BRYAM ' S RESTAURANT ELgin 9-4651 3215 West Broad St. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA RHODES DRUG STORE WARRENTON, VIRGINIA )?- 294 -SI COMPLIMENTS OF ROCKY MOUNT FRIENDS l 295 %■ ' Compliments of ROCKBRIDGE NATIONAL BANK LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA We Welcome Cadet Accounts THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Member FDIC Established 1895 Compliments of EAST COAST FREIGHT LINES RICHMOND, VA. CARTER BROTHERS. Inc. CONTRACT HAULERS Richmond, Virginia Congratulations to the Class of ' 59 from RICHMOND MACHINERY and EQUIPMENT CO. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Compliments of POWER EQUIPMENT COMPANY RICHMOND, VIRGINIA HANKINS lOHANN, Inc. Manufacturers of METAL PRODUCTS Richmond, Virginia j 296 Compliments of TOWN and COUNTRY RESTAURANT MADISON HEIGHTS, VIRGINIA Compliments of A FRIEND Compliments of A FRIEND CLASS OF ' 34 Westhampton Esso Servicenter 5805 Grove Avenue RICHMOND, VIRGINIA DICK AND DON DUCKHARDT Phone AT 8-9889 TIRED? SLEEPY? FOR REASONABLE, MODERN ACCOMMODATIONS, WE RECOMMEND STEVESVILLE MOTEL and RESTAURANT I Mile North of LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA WEAR AMERICAN GENTLEMAN SHOES THEY LOOK BETTER, WEAR BETTER AND GIVE LASTING COMFORT — AMERICA ' S FINEST — On Sale At Leading Stores Everywhere Manufactured By CRADDOCK-TERRY SHOE CORPORATION LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 4 297 ) S. L. WILLIAMSON COMPANY, INC. ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND PAVING Charlottesville, Va. The BOMB Covers were Produced by KINGSKRAFT MANUFACTURERS OF FINE YEARBOOK COVERS Kingsport Press Kingsport, Tenn. Compliments of Virginia Holsum Bakeries, Inc. p. O. Box 1108 STAUNTON, VIRGINIA HOLSUM — " The Greatest Name In Bread " J. C. HEIZER LEE HI TRUCK STOP AND RESTAURANT 4 Miles North of Lexington, Va. WRITTEN FUNERAL HOME Incorporated MODERN EQUIPMENT PERSONAL SERVICE 1336 Park Avenue LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA " Your Business Is Appreciated Here " The Peoples National Bank Organized 1304 LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation MEN OF AMERICA: MISSILE ENGINEER Missile blasting off And climbing high! Jet trail blazing briglit ' Against the si yl A here tiney fire missiles, You ' ll find a man Stops to take big pleasure Whien and where he can . . Nothing satisfies like the BIG CLEAN TASTE OF TOP-TOBACCO REGULAR KING 299 4 300 Bl IL fe- rl 4 301 EXTENDS ITS BEST WISHES TO THE CLASS OF 1959 GENERAL OFFICES: KINGSPORT, TENN. CHAP STICK COMPANY for DRY, CRACKED LIPS B jjr Jmfzb " iSiv ' " " ® w sw " ve ' X - X-- case PERSONALIZED, individually marked foi each member oi 1 your family ■ ® f LYNCHBURG, VffiGINIA 4 302 C. E. THURSTON SONS INCORPORATED Insulation and Refractory Contractors MILL-MARINE AND CONTRACTORS SUPPLIES 30-34 Commercial Place NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Phone MA 7-7751 Compliments oi COLONNA ' S SHIPYARD, Inc. Norfolk, Virginia REGISTERED JEWELER— AMERICAN GEM SOCIETY Among the many VMI men who have purchased their engagement rings here Bowen ' s has a reputation for diamonds of exceptional beauty and sound value. Each flawless stone has its own " Pedigree " — its registration certificate in the American Gem Society. Charge Accounts for Keydets? Of course! Bowen Jewelry Co., Inc. Lynchburg, Virgii 4 303 EASTERN ELECTRIC CORP. Caters to Your Kitchen NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Compliments of W L O W NORFOLK, VIRGINIA CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF ' 59 A. B. 6c W. TRANSIT COMPANY ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA In Virginia Beach it ' s LEE ' S JET LOUNGE Atlantic Ave. and 26th Street VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA 4 304 )• HOLIDAY INN ROANOKE ' S NEWEST and FINEST MOTEL COMPLIMENTS OF Standard Tile Corporation OF STAUNTON, VIRGINIA Ceramic — Marble — Floor Covering 623 N. Coulter St. TUxedo 6-2317 — 6-2318 1 JtBl|bark Sc 2jpa. Htli. lir HI. piump lrppt Sforfalk, Hirgtnia Customer Parking — MoSoramp Garage THE COLLEGE TOWN SHOP Has all men ' s apparel specially styled for College Students. We feature a barracks de- livery service and welcome cadet accounts. Barracks Representatives SAM HORNER, ' 60— JIM MINER, ' 61 VMI POST EXCHANGE SUPPORT THE CADET WELFARE FUND I. Ed. Deaver Sons, Inc. FINE MEN ' S CLOTHING Phone HO 3-2311 Lexington, Va. Barracks Representative BEN LYNCH, ' 61 ADAIR-HUTTON, Inc. Lexington ' s Shopping Center SERVING THE PUBLIC OVER THREE QUARTERS OF A CENTURY Make this Store Your SHOPPING HEADQUARTERS PHONE Office HObart 3-4721 ORCHARDSIDE COURT FAIRFIELD, VA. AAA Recommended Telephone Raphine 4-F-2 1 1 Miles North of Lexington Specializing In Sizzling Steaks — Chicken Virginia Ham 18 Units of Modern Design — Tile Baths Beautifully Furnished — Individual Controlled Heat Radio — Television — Swimming Your Home Away From Home 4 305 ] Hotel General Wayne WAYNESBORO, VA. 70 MODERN FIREPROOF ROOMS Completely Air Conditioned Ample Free Parking Free Room Television Excellent Coffee Shop Catering to Private Banquets and Parties A Grenoble Hotel T. H. LAWLER, Manager Phone WH 2-8117 Roanokes Most Exclusive Men ' s and Young Men ' s Store R. W. JENKINS. Inc. COLD STORAGE AND BASKET DIVISION Dial 2-40168 1704-1706 E. Franklin St. RICHMOND 19, VIRGINIA STEPHEN - ALDRIDGE Home of Quality Furniture Lee Highway Between Roanoke and Salem BEASLEY BEASLEY Evaluation Engineers 1734 F Street, Northwest WASHINGTON, D. C. Industrial Appraisals For Every Purpose Ortho-Vent Shoe Company Incorporated SALEM, VIRGINIA PHONE 84-5640 NIGHTS 5-0007 Powers Outboard Motor Sales MERCURY OUTBOARD MOTORS Sales and Service SANDUSKY AND FLEETCRAFT BOATS 2403 N. Lombardy RICHMOND. VA. J. V. BICKFORD, Inc. Building Materials Lumber MILLWORK Steel, Aluminum, Wood Windows, Doors Pembroke at W. Oueens St. Phone 3-0736 HAMPTON, VIRGINIA { 306 if 1 :. ' rmt There ' s no better place — no better time, to thank you each and all for your many past courtesies. We sincerely appreciate your valu- able patronage and hope that we may have the pleasure of serving you many more times. To those returning next fall, we ' ll be glad to see you back — to those leaving us for another life, best wishes and good luck! Sincerely, Pres Brown ' s Sport Shop LEXINGTON, VA. P. S. Remember to write us for college novelties and gifts. Mail orders are filled promptly. -Jj ' r ' ,• • ,- ' ACME VISIBLE RECORDS, INC. CROZET, VIRGINIA i||llll!illllllil!llillll||!l!llill||||||||||liilllllll||ill||||||||||||||i|||||||!l|||||||i iliilllliillliiiiillilllliilillliiii • ' ' ■ ' - ' " ' ■ ' ' ' ' ' ' : ' " " " ' I ■ ■ ' ' ' " ' " " : " " " ' " " ' ' ■ ' " " ■ ' ' RECORDCONTROL ACAAE VISIBLE llllllillllllllllilllillllliHlllHllllll HMIIIIIIIIIIIIIimillNMMIIIMMMliniM!l!MIIMM;iiMUhJ:NMikllllM!IJ.MMMINM!IUlllllUIIIIIIIMINN:ilMNMMIMMUIIINMINIIl DISTRICT SALES OFFICES IN PRINCIPAL CITIES BUSINESS SYSTEMS VISIBLE FILING EQUIPMENT AUTOMATION FORM PRINTING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING RECORD ANALYSIS { 308 p- ENGRAVING COMPANY ROANOKE, VIRGINIA artists • engravers • designers of fine school and college yearbooks 4 309 jv The staff of the 1959 Uomb wishes to express appreciation to all tliose who have helped make this jniblicatiou a sueeess. Ill particuhir, the Homh Staff ' would like to thank the ] ' iiyinia Cavalcade for the very fine color plate which was loaned by them for use in this publication (TJ Z Cadets at Xew Market). The staff is further indebted to Norfolk and Western for the color plate of Preston Library. A deep debt of gratitude is due to the cartoonists who freely gave of tlunr talents in the " Out- rage " section. We are appreciative of the services of Lieutenant Colonel .Mcxandrr II. Morrison, faculty advisor to the Bomb, and to Irs. Julie Martin of the Public Relations Ottice. Without the guidance and prodding of Colonel Morrison and the sacrifice in time for proofreading and reference work of Mrs. Martin, it is doubtful whether we would have gone to press. This is your Bomb— it belongs to VMI, and specifically to the Corps of Cadets of 19,59-196 ' ?. We hope you enjoy it. Editor .9 ,. ■ ■V ' ' l ■« VfcJCf ,, . -, --V ' H rf, ¥. ' hi - i L . M-t - M arl i

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