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vi;jaor,!N;ii INSTITUTE ■m:h :i. Editor-in-Chief: GEOFFREY S. IMITCHELL Business Manager: IMICHAEL D. PORTER the of the Virginia Military Institute .-■ ' -hii.A The Oldest College Annual in the South Foreword As we receive a new edition of The Bomb, we are receiving much more than a mere collection of pictures and captions. The Bomb provides an indelible reflection of the people and events which, during the year, have been blended with the spirit of the past to form another chapter of the ever-growing history of the Institute. A series of current, sometimes seemingly unimportant, events becomes now a chronicle, a page from the book of what has been at VMI. Many familiar faces have passed into the shadows of what is to be destined to be called the " Old Corps; " many events would be on the verge of passing into the dusty chamber of forgetfulness, were not The Bomb reminding us of them. The Bomb, then, is a medium of capturing on paper, if only to a small degree, highlights from a year at the Institute. A sincere effort has been made to present a lucid picture of all facets of the Virginia ] Iili- tary Institute. Activities of the Corps and of the Institute, the several functions of the numer- ous committees and clubs, the fights and victories of the teams, all are presented with the aim of preserving them in the memories of those who will depart in June as well as in the memories of those who will return next year. From classroom to drill-field, from dances lo inspections, the many-sided life of a V.MI cadet is recorded in this 78th edition of one of the South ' s oldest college annuals. Let us remember that The Bomb is a very special annual, mainly because VMI is a special kind of school. The Bomb is part of the spirit of VMI, it is the main form of preserving the spirit of the graduating class for those who will follow. By presenting the different aspects of the life of a cadet. The Bomb is an important link in the chain of factors that make up the spirit of VMI. T he 78th, like all previous editions of The Bomb, is an attempt to express the fact that: " The Institute shall never die! " The Color Guard The Regimental Color Guard of the Virginia Military Institute under the command of Cadet Regimental Ser- geant lajor T. W. Murphree, carries the Colors of the United States of America, the State of Virginia, and the Virginia lilitary Institute. The latter carries a blue streamer with the words " Xew larket " inscribed there- on, in commemoration of the only Corps of Cadets in T nited States history to have ever entered combat as a unit. The flag itself has on one side a shield similar to that of the State of ' irginia placed on a white background. and on the reverse side pictures George Washington over- looking the seal of the United States. The staff of the color guard is composed of two Color Privates, Cadets J. R. Trice and R. R. Speidel; Three Color Sergeants, Cadets W. A. Lewis, H. R. Evans, and R. D. Yearout; and the Regimental Supply Sergeant, L. B. Wilson. Annually the Color Guard makes several trips to represent the Institute in parades and other cere- monies, and is present at almost all parades and other functions in whic ' h the Corps takes part. CONT T ' THE DEDICATION THE CLASSES THE INSTITUTE THE CORPS THE ACADEMICS THE ATHLETICS THE ACTIVITIES Dedication The staff of the 1962 Bomb takes great pleasure in dedicating this yearbook to Colonel Alexander Henderson Morrison, not only because for the past six years as faculty advisor to the Bomb he has be en instrumental in the production of this publication, not only because of his vital contributions to the V3I.I. Pubhcations Board during this time, but largely because in every way he has more than met the highest expectations of any member of the faculty. He has been friend, advisor, and teacher to countless cadets; and, moreover, he has fulfilled these roles in a singular and outstanding manner. We of the Bomb staff are in a particularly good position to appreciate Colonel Morrison ' s great ability, and his great dedication to V.M.I, and to the education of her sons. Hardly less, however, would be said by the many other past and present cadets who have known, respected, and been inspired by this man through his work on the Publications Board, through his assistance as their faculty advisor, or through his instruction as their professor in one or several economics courses. Colonel Morrison ' s role in many areas of V.M.I, life has been impressive and of enduring significance. .V distinguished graduate in Liberal Arts of the Class of 1939, Colonel Morrison returned to " .M.I. in 1949 as an instructor in the History Department. During the past 13 years, he has emerged as a prominent and most competent member of the faculty. The confidence and respect which he is accorded by all persons of the V.M.I, community are reflected by the fact that this year the courses in economics have been developed into the separate Department of Economics, of which Colonel Morrison is the head. Mere instruction and administration of an academic program, however, are not enough to constitute an education, for a proper education depends upon inspiration and stimulation to do independent, original thought and work. It is because Colonel Morrison has provided this inspir- ation, has stimulated this creative thought, and has encouraged his students to learn more than the course recjuirements, that he is a most valuable asset to the academic life of V. I.I. In addition to his great service as a professor of economics. Colonel lorrison has proved the dedicated friend and servant of cadets and cadet activities, most notably the Bomb and the Publi- cations Board, to both of which he has contributed signally. For all these reasons, but largely because he has been our friend, we of the 196 ' 2 Bomb staff are both proud and pleased to dedicate this yearbook to Colonel Alexander Henderson Morrison. Colonel Morrison clears up some economic theory problems for cadets in an extra class session the 0 u ■m LlVifjl 1 Vki ' Br m j fm asfid rf . % History of the Class of 1962 The future Regimental S-), Cadet V. K. -Mizell, sigii Ihe iiiatriculatiou reni»ter with his Class on 1-2 September 1958 The leaders of the Class of 1!)6 ' 2 pose with tlic i(t(irinn symbol of order, typifying the order witli whieh they have led their Class lor four year.-. Class Officers Our Rat Year was not much better than any Rat Year, except that the football team was good, and, then Christine Carere, heavily guarded by state policemen, paid us a visit and honored the Class by kissing one of our Brother Rats and getting us out of the Rat Line for a few hours. Most of us will agree that we dyked the best first class that was in the Barracks while we were Rats, and dyking the Class of 1959 gave us our only contact with the ghost that is known reverently as the " Old ( ' ori)s. " e were the last Rats to endure the fantastic ritual of initia- tion into class status at a " last supjicr. " The elements of steak sauce, peanut butter, mustard, and succotash permeated the fourth stoop with their fragrance as we nursed the wounds which, in s]Mte of our lionorable run through the gauntlet, we had received in the rear. In football, basketball, cross-country, track, swimming, and wrestling our Brother Rats were frequently steaUng the laurels from the varsity men and excited supporters of the Big Red with optimism for the three years to follow. At Finals « e demanded of our newly elected class officers a Rat picnic that would sufficiently honor the occasion. Cave Springs still provides testimony that the Class of 196€ was heart! from on that fine afternoon. The Rat Picnic set the tone for our Third Class year. As our historian has recorded in the 1960 Bomb, we were out for profit, but intended to make our fortune in the most pleasant way possible. From Goshen to Steves Tlle. in the Pine Room and the loose Lodge the Class of " 6-2 established a reputation as good hosts for the Corps when it wished to celebrate. The Third Class year was also a year of important development for the Class. There has been in the Class since our Rat Year a strong element of dissenters, who would have put the Class in a position of constant conflict with the Institute whenever Cadet privileges were threatened, and a smaller element that strenuously opposed a strict enforcement of the Rat Line and Class privileges; but the majority of the Class has always chosen to follow the more moderate leadership given by the Class President. The presence of this minor- ity, however, has not impaired the unity of the class. At times it has certainly strengthened the class policies by forcing matters to be deliberated before being voted on or enacted. Our Third Class year was the last year in which early morning resurrections were held. These affairs gave the class behind us the right to say that they had experienced a tough Rat Line — a statement most classes at the ' MI like to make, and also provided op- portunity for unifying our own class. The third class year, always a tough year, ended with the optimistic prospects of approaching Ring Figure,, and the very fine feeling of having passed the half-way mark. At the Institute considerable emphasis is given to the way a thing is done — the sharpness of sabre manual at guard mount, the shine on a buckle, or the dignity that a class is able to give to its Ring Figure. Setting out on an independent course from the very first by choosing a light colored stone, the Class of 1962 held a ring ceremony that will certainly be an historic one. The ring was dedi- cated to the late General of the Army George C. [Marshall. Mrs. larshall was present at the figure where she re- ceived a ring. The heightened dignity of the occasion was obvious in its every phase, including the Ring Figure magazine in which the usual motley collection of jokes was replaced by the articles on General Marshall, the Class, and the Figure. The event also provided oppor- tunity for the Class to demonstrate its " Brother Rat Spirit " in an unique way. Johnny Cooke, who had been ])revented from re-entering in the fall because of an in- jury, received his ring in civilian dress along with his uniformed classmates. Later in the year we participated in a Corps project that didn ' t cjuite come off with the same finesse that had marked the Ring Figure. This was the step-off staged just before Easter furlough. Even though this step-off New Cadets Ricketts and Moss are shown receiving instructions from Captain Barnes of the Physics Department Cadets Lloyd and Anthony take a well-deserved lircak dnriiif; tlie leading of the Field Training Exercises i ,. First Class President., John D. Anthony, accepts the sabre symbolic of victory following the Keydets " win over VPI in the annual Turkey Day game A courageous, well-dressed First Classman braves the flames to place a libation on the funeral pjTe of straight pants did not come up to the class of mythological Old Corps step-ofFs, it will no doubt provide subject matter for con- versations at future class reunions, and with time may even be expanded to Old Corps proportions. It was after spring furlough that the major event of out last semester as Seconds occm ' red. The Class took on itself the tedious business of accepting a pledge. Two hundred and thirty-seven of us, the whole Class, agreed not to drink any alcoholic beverages anywhere until the completion of finals. The pledge was kejit; and, conse- cjuently, two of our Brother Rats where able lo enjoy the privilege of living on the first stoop the next year. Finals was unusually cjuiet for the Second Class in June of 1961, but most members of the Class felt that the sacrifice had been worthwhile. Certainly the two Brother Rats for whom the pledge was taken have a deep apitreciation of the meaning of Class spirit. The spring hike in 1961 canie early, and tlie weather was actually cold. A new responsibility was placed on the Second Class as Cadre for the hike while the Firsts were away on their trip. The Second Class provided cadre officers for the companies at the general military science camp, and Second Classmen formed the instructional com- mittees. The Class was congratulated by members of the [Military Science Department and the Commandant for a splentlid job. This on-the-job training provided valuable experience for suuuner camp, where the Class again dis- tinguished itself by establishing the finest record of any " Sll class that had attended ROTC summer camp in many years. The fall of 1961 will be remembered chiefly for that wet Thanksgiving Day when our Brother Rats led the Big Red in a thorough defeat of the " ' Hoakies. " The two Thanksgiving victories over Tech won during our cadetships were impressive ones indeed. The festivities for that weekend had started with a revival of the Mono- gram Minstrel here at " MI, which you know and I know was a smash hit. It is 196 ' -2. There will be time in future years for reevaluations of cadetship and the merits and demerits of foiu- years lived in the barracks. Xow. perhaps, only two things may and shoidd be said. The Class of 196 ' 2 was an outstanding class during its cadetship. The Class of 196-2 was a class of Brother Rats. Honor Court Chester A. Bamforth, Jr. President of the Honor Court Since 1889, when the Institute was founded, the Honor Code has set forth the high ideals governing the Corps of Cadets in its acadetaic, miHtary, and personal life. Consisting of only a few written rules, the Honor Code is mainly a guide, for it reUes on each cadet ' s concept of right and wrong. One of the most effective and respected of such systems in the United States, the Honor Code is indeed the most im- portant cornerstone on which VMI stands. The real strength of the Honor Code, however, lies within each member of the Corps, without whose strong support and unswerving allegiance the Honor Code would not exist. The Honor Code is upheld by the entire Corps of Cadets with its judicial powers resting in the Honor Court. Originally, the Honor Court was composed of the entire Cadet Corps, but in 1870 the size of the Corps made it necessary to delegate this power to a smaller group. The Honor Court consisted of the officers of the upper three classes until 1952, when it was decided that the Corps would elect permanent members to the Honor Court for the sole purpose of interpreting the Honor Code, deciding Honor Court policy, and trying breaches of the Honor Code. The Honor Court is presently composed of fourteen members, ten elected from the first class and four from the second class. Seated, Left to Itiyht: R. .M. Haiiinor, J. II. B. IVay, W. K. Mizell, C. .V. Bmiilortli, E. X. Lazarotf, C. A. Lloyd, T. W. Murphrt- Standing: J. J. White, C. II. Watson, R. T. Mitchell, R. R. Evans, G. D. Barnes, P. E. Brunei, J. II. Storm The General and Executive Committees The Corps of Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute is unique ill many respects. One of the most distinctive of these is the class system and its privileges, which are guarded by the General Com- mittee and the Executive Committee, both cadet organizations. Not even the fabled academy at West Point has I his class system, upon which the VSll " esprit de corps " is built. Officers of the upper three classes make up the committees, with two committee representatives from the first class and the Chairman of the Rat Disciplinary Committee. The President of the First Class, who is the presiding officer, votes to break ties or dis- putes only. The Historian of the Third Class is sergeant-at-arms, and votes only on E xecutive Committee cases. It is the duty of the General and Executive Committees to hold a rein on the Corps and to represent the Corps as a whole in dealing with the Administration. Both these committees are powerful in- fluences in maintaining the general high standards of conduct found in the Corps. ; ' .John I). Axthoxt President af the General and Execuiire Committees Seated, Left to Right: R. A. Shocnuikt-, R. K. Campbell, J. D. Anthony, .T. W. MoW;uie. F. P. Merry Standin : B. R. Gardner, G. A. Tucker, J. R. Amos, J. H. Macrae, G. X. Savage Who ' s Who in ' 62 The 1962 edition of Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities brought national recogni- tion this year to a harvest of First Classmen who received the Institute ' s official recommendation for inclusion in the annual publication. The quota for V II was twenty-two — each participating institution is assigned a separate quota by the publishers — and it was a quota large enough to give a well-rounded representation from the Corps of Cadets, yet sniall enough to confine nominations to an exceptional group of students. Annually since its first edition in the 1934-35 school year, the Who ' s Who Among Students has honored outstand- ing effort and significant achievement of students in degree- granting institutions across the nation. At VMI, nominees for the honor are selected by a faculty-staft ' committee which considers each cadet ' s scholarship, his participation, leader- ship and cooperation in extracurricular activities, and his leadership and general military record as a member of the Corps. Selection to Who ' s Who is in itself evidence of all-round excellence in all facets of cadetship and reflects the ability to combine, with laudable success, the academic work of a full college curriculum with the demanding daily regimen of military life. JoHX Duke Axthoxy, Richmond, Virginia — President, Class of 1962; Kobert A. Armistead, Roanoke, Virginia — Distinguished in Physics Curriculum, football letterman, cadet sergeant; C. Allan Bamforth, Jr., Norfolk, Virginia — Distinguished in Civil Engineering, president of the Honor Court, Southern Conference Wrestling Champion, cadet lieutenant; Edward Carlsen, Jr., Lancaster, New York — Regimental Commander. Charles A. B. Carlton, Jr., Keysville, Virginia — Distinguished in History Curriculum, letterman, cross- country, indoor and outdoor track; Samuel A. Clement, Lakeland, Florida — Distinguished in History, editor of The Cadet, member f)f International Relations Club; T. Nelson Elliott, IManassas, Virginia — Distinguished in English Curriculum; Randolph M. Hamner, Birmingham, jNIichigan — Distinguished in Mathematics, Regimental S-3. Larry L. Jackson, Bryan. Ohio — Distinguished in Chemistry, president of Civil War Round Table: R. L. Stinson Jones, Dallas, Texas — Number two man in Biology Curriculum, football letterman four years, track, All-State back, All-Conference Scholastic Team, cadet sergeant; Walter P. Lang, Jr., Lompoc, California — Distinguished in English, cadet first sergeant. Eugene N. Lazaroff, Ford City, Pennsylvania — First Vice-President, Honor Court, basketball letterman, cadet re|3resentative to Athletic Council; Calvin A. Lloyd, New Berlin, New York — Distinguished in Civil Engineering, member of the Honor Court, cadet captain; John W. ]Mc- Wane, INIilan, Ohio — Distinguished in Phvsics, Regimental S-4. Geoffrey S. Mitchell, liddlesboro, Kentucky — Distinguished in English, editor of The Boaib, class valedic- torian, cadet sergeant; William K. Mizell, Jr., ]Martins- ville, Virginia — Second Vice-President, Honor Court, Dis- tinguished Military Student, Regimental S-1; Thomas W. Murphree, Troy, Alabama — Distinguished in Civil Engi- neering, cadet lieutenant, member of the Honor Court, Distinguished Air Force ROTC; Henry W. Pacine, Hope- well, Mrginia — Top stand in Electrical Engineering, Dis- tinguished Military Student. J. H. Binford Peay, III, Richmond, Virginia — Distinguished in Civil Engineering, Distinguished Military Student, football letterman, battalion commander; James J. Stepnowski, Oyster Bay, New York — Distinguished in Chemistry; Thomas W. Sweeney, Lynchburg, Virginia — Distinguished Military Student, cadet captain; John E. Traynham, Waynesboro, Virginia — Distinguished in Biol- ogy, football letterman four years, indoor and outdoor track, Pop Warner All-American, All-Conference Scholastic Team, Distinguislied lilitary Student. Rat Disciplinary Committee The 1961-2 session saw I lie iiiccplidii if a new or-f aiiiza- tion in barracks; not so new in principle as in name and method of achieving its i ntcnik ' d pnrpose. The name of this group is the Rat Disciphnary ( ' ommittee, and its purpose, as iniphed by its title, is to correct all rats who have strayed from the set of rules known as Rat Restrictions. These unique. Corps-imposed regulations (thirty-six m all) require Rats to learn all school songs and yells and a myriad of facts pertinent to the Institute and its history. They further restrict the Rat ' s movements in barracks by reciuiring him to " walk the Rat Line in a military manner at all times. " ] Iost of the rules are designed to instill discipline and due respect for authority in the New Cadet; a few of the rules are designed for the convenience of upperlassraen, for example: A rat shall " not visit tli ' - barber shop on days when in- s])ec ' tion in ranks is held. " . n - upperclassman has tFie authority to send the ral-deviale to the rornmitlee. The Rat I )isfipliriary Cfjnimittee has been (levelopwl under much more formal lines than its predece.s.sor, the Officers of the Guard Association. The RDC, as it is commonly called, is now a subsidiary of the fjenerai Committee, anrj the RDC chairman is automatically a member of the General Committee. The old " battle drill " tours are no more, having been replaced by penalty tours and confinement. An added feature for the wayward rodents is a series of after- supper visits to the .5th stoop for further corrective action. Among the activities a Rat may find awaiting him are push-ups, " straining, " and Rat Bible quizzes. nm Sealed, Left tu Hujht: .1. . . Vest, J. . Pattoii. R. . . Slioomalce. C. Muirliead. V. C. Bryai Standing: P. K. Trusik, C. .V. B. Carlton. J. . . Micliaels , f •, Seated, Left to Ixight: S. li. Mallliows, W. B. Nicli.,lsnn, I{. K. l-vans, C. M. .I.,r lan, .1 A iiiiHi, E. Carlsen Standing: H. P. Rhoades, E. A. Gorsuch, D. L. Gates, J. M. Robertson, II. W. Paeiue, E. H. Deibler, B. G. Seiling One of the highest points in the Hfe of a Y ' Sll cadet occurs at the moment in which he receives his class ring. This event is the founda- tion on which the entire Ring Figure weekenil is constructed. The Class of 1962 began preparation for the much looked forward to " big moment " on their return as third classmen. First, there was the question of ring design to be considered. Each ring is designed by the individual class, and each carries with it the storj " of its creators. After careful deliberation, the Class of 1962 charged the following members with the task of producing their ring: Sam Cle- ments, Ring Committee Chairman; John Anthony, Class President; Randy Campbell, Vice-President; John Mott J obertson, Historian; and Larry Wilson, Treasurer. When the ring design had been com- pleted, the Class as a whole voted in order to determine what type of stone would be placed in the ring setting. Aquamarine was the stone which was selected. Another factor of primary importance in preparing for the Ring Figure weekend is the designing and organizing of the figure Various members of the Class of ' 62 prepare for the Roanoke Party. A big day for Virginia Gentle- Leadiiig the I ' .HiJ Ring Figure are: J. 1). Anthony, R. E. Camp- bell, J. ]Nr. Robertson, R. R. Evans, S. A. Clement, E. Carlsen itself. The Committee Chairmen were given the responsibility of performing this task, and did a fine job in creating a figure charac- terized by both beauty and uniciueness. The men who made up this Committee were: Steve fatthews, Willard Nich olson, Robert Evans, Carl Jordan, Jim Smith, Ed Carlsen, Paul Rhodes, Ed Gorsuch, Doug Gates, John Mott Robertson, Wayne Pacine, Bill Deibler, and Bruce Seiling. These were the men, who with the willing and able help of their Brother Rats, laid the groundwork for the long-awaited Figure weekend, a weekend which always will remain fresh in the mind of each member of ' 62. The weekend itself started off on Wednesday, November 23rd, with a cheer rally, followed by a torch-light parade. The next day the Corps departed for the annual Turkey Day game with Tech. After witnessing an exciting game, the Class enjoyed a cocktail party followed by a dinner and dance. The " dance " that night was informal, and the " Corvettes " plaj-ed to the satisfaction of all. Mike Fox was in charge of organizing this part} ' , and did a fine job. Friday night the Class and their dates enjoyed a steak supper at Crozet Hall, and then proceeded to ' 94 Hall in order to practice for the Figure. A short time later everyone found themselves dressed in white mess jackets and f(»rnial gowns. Les P lgart and his " Sophisti- cated Swing " highlighted the evening. John Anthony, the Class President, led the Figure. At 9:00 o ' clock on the night of November - », J ■ I ' J. f i -• f ' Seated, Left to Right: J. D. Aiitlioiiy, S. E. Heniiing, L. B. Wilson, S. A. Clement, R. H. Bookliarnmer, E. Carbtn Standing: R. E. Campbell, J. M. Robertson, M. O. Fox, J. B. Trice, R. R. Evans, J. A. Smith, B. G. Selling, C. M. Jordan Figure memories, and serves as a symbol of the Class that created it. Josten ' s of Minnesota, was the company selected to make the Class of ' 65 ' s ring, due to its highly -regarded reputation, fine business standing, and demonstrated ability to make quality rings. The dominant figure on both sides of the ' 6 ' 2 ring, is a fighting eagle clutching the United States flag and the flag of the Confederacy. The Class side honors General George C. larshall with five stars and the inscription " Citizen-Soldier. " The VSII monogram is displayed in a pentagon supported by laurel. Credit should be given to C. J. Inteso and Gary Kaylor, who inaugurated what the Class of 196 ' 2 hopes will become a lasting part of the Ring Figure. Working in conjunction with the VMI Founda- tion, they made it possible for some of their Brother Rats to obtain loans which enabled them to go through the Figure. Without their hard work and late hours it would have been impossible for the Class of loe ' -i to have the largest percentage of participants of any class to go through the Figure. Vest, Robertson, and Gustin celebrate during a " break " at the Roanoke Hotel 25th, the Class of IdGi moved onto the floor of Cock " 9-1 Hall to receive their Rings and the famed ' •$ ' ■200 kiss " from the young ladies who accompanied them. Behind the scenesin thistraditionalceremony were Ed Carlsen, heading the Figure Committee, and Jim Trice, who devoted many long hours to the planning of the actual Figure. The elegance of the Figure was due to the patient counseling of Mrs. Knox, the charming wife of an Institute professor. The Class of 1962 dedicated its Ring to George Catlett Marshall. a VMI graduate, who later became Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense under the Truman administration. In dedicating the ring to General of the Army Marshall, the Class set for itself a difficult challenge of courage, character, integrity, and devotion to duty. . ccepting the Class Ring was the First Lady of 1962, Katherine Tupi)er Marshall, the widow of General [Marshall. . fter the Figure dance, everyone went to the Pine Room Party, which for the Class of 1962 was " not a small affair. Still, Saturday morning found everyone in class, eagerly searching for knowledge. Having no classes on Saturday afternoon, most of " 62 took time out to rest up for the dance to be held that night, a dance which would he followed by another " early morning " party. Finally Sunday arrived, and brought with it the end of 1962 " s Ring Figure, an experi- ence which each member of the Class will remember for a lifetime. To all who wear it, the Ring represents the Institute with all its Cadet . utliouy presenting the ls 6 Clais Ring to Mrs. George C. Marsiall Distinguished Military Students First Row, Left tu Riyht: I). V. Bi-ckiur, .1. R. Bobbit, W. C. Bryant, (,. M. Burns, S. A. Clement, H. E. Cobl.. B. A. CoiinL-11, Cluncral George R. E. Shell, C. C. Crowder, J. A. Cummings, A. R. Colan, R. Gorbea, Lt. Colonel J. G. Smith Second Roic: J. R. Dunkley, J. M. Eger, T. X. Elliott, R. H, Fravel, H. W. Pacine, L. L. Jackson, W. D. Harris, A. M. Curtis, D. P. DeLuca, J. D. Johnson, C. M. Jordan, G. R. Kaylor Third Row: R. D. Kiser, W. P. Lang, T. W. Sweeney, T. R. Meier, J. A. Vest, R. A. Miller, J. C). Rowell, R. M. Haniner, Y. K. Mizell, A. R. Mangino, E. D. Northrop, H. K. Murray, J. H. B. Peay Fourth Row: S. Samuels, J. A. Smith. J. E. Traynham, W. C. Ward, J. P. Rogan, J. D. Prall, G. S. Mitchell, M. D. Porter, D. M. Popp Each year a number of outstanding cadets are selected from the first class and designated as Distinguished Military Students. This honor is coveted by all cadets enrolled in the ROTC program, but is especially coveted by those desiring Regular Army Commissions. Rigorous standards have been established by the Department of the Army for those who hope to qualify for this honor, and the Military Science Department carefully adheres to these standards in making its selections. During the second semester of their second class year, all cadets enrolled in the ROTC program are considered for placement on a tentative listing of Distinguished Military Students. These men are chosen on the basis of their academic standing, their lilitary Science grades, their display of leadership within the Corps of Cadets, their extracurricular activities, and their overall record at ' II. Xo phase of cadet life is overlooked in the selection of these men. After this initial selection of tentative Distinguished Military Students, the list is further narrowed by analyzing each cadet ' s record of conduct and standing at summer camp. When this final selection is completed, the remaining cadets are designated as Distingui. ' ihed Military Studetits. A group of select Air Force ROTC students is also picked each year and designated as Distinguished Air Students. The general qualifications for this selection are much the same as those established by the Depart- ment of the Army. Basically, designated students must display leadersliip ability and have a good record in all phases of cadet life. lore specifically, there are three major qualifications. The cadet must be in the upper .50% of his academic class, he must be in the upper third of his Air Science class, and he must have been rated in the upper third of his summer camp unit. There are several other highly competitive awards open to cadets enrolled in the ROTC programs. The Superior Cadet Award is designated to one cadet in each of the academic classes. A board of officers recom- mends the most qualified cadet to the Professor of Military Science, who, if in agreement, approves the recommenda- tion. These recommendations are based upon the cadet ' s Military Science and academic grades, his potentiality as a leader, his extracurricular activities, and his overall ])otential as an officer. The Association of the Cnited States Army Award is designated to the top two Army ROTC students in the first class. These cadets must be in the top 10% of their ROTC class and the top ' 25% of their academic class. They are also evaluated according to their leader- .ship potential, their conduct and discipline records, and their records at summer camp. The last set of awards available to outstanding cadets enrolled in the ROTC program are the Reserve Officer Association Awards which are designated to one cadet in the first, second, and third class. These awards are based upon the cadet ' s military and academic proficiency, his leadership ability, and his moral character. These various awards are highly sought after as they are the mark of a well-rounded individual of high personal standards. As such, they serve to inspire the Corps of Cadets to greater excellence in the field of Military Science. Jn m mnmm Wyatt Respess was a quiet, unassuming young man who came to " SII from his home in Newport News. He took great pride in doing his work quickl ■ and efficiently. Whenever Wyatt was called on to perform some duty, whether for the Cadei Staff, his company E, or for a roommate in a tight spot, he got the job done, right, and on time. Wyatt was a big-hearted, self-denying, warm sort of individual that everyone took pleasure in associating with. He was never too busy to help a fellow engineer, nor was he ever so self-concerned that he coiddn ' t take a few demerits for a wayward roommate. It is hard for many of us, the Brother Rats of 1962, to comprehend the loss of a friend and a companion who was so dear to us. Wyatt ' s untimely death was a great shock to his classmates and friends. His loss will never be replaced in the minds and hearts of those close to him. Nominations for Graduation in 1962 As the remainder of the Corps looks on with a wistful eye, the First Class assembles round the sentry box in Old Cou rt Yard to sing " Auld Lang Syne. " It is the last time all the graduating class will be together as cadets. For the First Classmen, this final gathering marks their entry into the Ranks of Alumni. From this formation, the Class of 196% will leave the Virginia Military Institute for their rendezvous with destiny. . — ... , . . _ . j __j. 5; . - Class Officers JOHN DUKE ANTHONY " John, " " Cheniey " ' Richmond, Virginia History, Artillery — Who ' s Who in American Colleges and Universities; President, Class of lOG ' , i, 3, i, 1; Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant i, 1; Baseball 4; Executive Committee 3, ' 2, President 1 ; General Committee 3, i. President 1; International Rela- tions Club 3, 2, 1; Ring Committee i: Episcopal Cadet Vestry 3; Archaeology Club 4, 3; Bomb Staff 4; Intramurals ' J, 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, i, 1; Deans List 2. John Anthony can justly be praised for Ids con- tribution to V.M.I, and the Class of 196-2. Few will dispute his record as a successful cadet. John went through his Rat Year gaining the admiration and respect of his Brother Rats to the extent that he was unanimously elected president of the Class of 196 ' -2. The following year, John strived diligently to arouse interest in the adminis- tration of the Rat Line; few who were in it will deny his success. As a second classman, in a concentrated effort on academics, John was able to make the Dean ' s List. Proof that he continued to lead his class well is given by the fact that it went on pledge. His first class year, John gave many valuable hours to his duties as President. The first semester alone, he received over five hundred status slips. Again he got his class to go on pledge. In spite of the many trips to the Commandant ' s office, however, John never missed a class party or a Hop. With his completion of his cadetship, there is no doubt John . nthony will rise to great heights. % RANDOLPH EDWARD CAMPBELL " Randy " Richmond, Viegini. Civil Engineering, Infantry — General Committee, Vice President; Executive Committee, ice Presi- dent; Ring Committee 3; Monogram Club; Vice President of Class of ' 6-2; Private 4, 3, -2, 1; Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Basketball 4; Indoor Track 3, 2, 1; Out- door Track 4; . merican Societv of Civil Engineers 3, -2, 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, " l. To say that dynamite comes in small packages would be referring to Randy Campbell. Randy excelled in varsity football as a sophomore, often at a weight under 160 pounds. Besides being athleti- cally talented. Randy has excelled in class activities, and has been class vice president for the length of his stay at V.M.I. Randy decided to study under the Civil Engineering curriculum, and he again excelled, always standing well academically. Randy has become a familiar figure at the famous half- hour class meetings that never lasted more than an hour and a halt. All of Randy ' s close friends will remember his favorite record, " Run Softly Blue River, " which was played so many times that his roommates yelled tor life preservers in their sleep. Randy will also be long remembered for the agility he displayed as a V.M.I, track star where his ability to run ON ' er, under, and between the high hurdles is hard to equal. Real dynamite in all fields of endeavor, it is hard to predict the heights to vhich Randy ' s seemingly uiilimited determination will carrv him. JOHN MOTT ROBERTS jN, JR. ■Mott, " " J. Pudge " LyNCHBLIlC, lKGIXIA B iology, Infantry — The John Ryd Bush Award 4; The Paul R. Meyer 124 ' Award 4; Historian, Class of 196-2 3, 2, 1 ; Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant i. Private 1 ; General and Executive Committc-e 3, i, 1, Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; President 1: Cadet Trainer 3, 2, 1; Lynchburg Club I, 3, 2. 1: Ring Figure Committee 3, 2; Shamrock Association 3. Mott has been one of the great assets to the Class of 1962. He started making a name for himself our Rat Year when he finished first in the Biology Curriculum. His academic powers were to be over- shadowed in later years as he took his pLice as one of our " trusted " leaders. Class Historian. It appeared as though V.M.I, had another Stonewall -lackson when Mott returned our Third Class year as the Second Ranking Corporal in the Corps. Tliis illusion was soon dispelled when Glover found the shamrocks on the sentinel box. Being a Biology major with an eye toward medi- cine, Mott was naturally interested in people, and, after visiting such plac-es as Staunton, Beckley, Wake Forest, and Lynchburg, he decided that small towns had the best people and thereby became the leader of the Farmville Expeditionary Forces. These numerous excursions were momentarily halted during the Second Class year when he dis- covered that civilian clothes and the " Eagle " don ' t mux. With all this activity, Mott has still found time to be a staunch meml er of the Glee Club and the " Little Herb ' of the training room. To Mott we wTsh weU-deser -ed success as he continues his study at either the I niversity of Virginia or M.C.V. He is truly an indindual who can be called a sood friend and Brother Rat. 1 1 P! P THE ■■ FIRST CLASS y JOSEPH RICHARD ALFONSO " Jose " Abingdon, Virginia Biology, Artillery — Private 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Soccer -t, 3, i; Track i; Rifle 2; Newman Club 4, 3, i, 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 1 : Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, ' 2, 1 ; Southwest Virginia Club 4, 3, i; Salute Detail 1. In the Fall of 1958, Joe opened his eyes and thought he was in Hell; but actuallj ' he had just walked through the arch of the Virginia Military Institute. Every move Jose made his Rat Year appeared to be the wrong move, such as, in section ranks, in the Rat Line, etc. But by the Spring of ' 59, he had successfully completed the hardships of Rat life and was fully prepared for the duties of a Third Classman. Somehow he managed to do everything wrong that year, too. During his last two years, aside from his pre-medical studies, Joe picked up a few hobbies, of which one interested him the most, making money. Many new life-long friends have been won by Joe during his years at V.M.I., through his true Brother Rat spirit and unmatched personality. ethe it ' s into the Medical Profession or into the Business world for Joe, he will continue to make new friends; for this reason and many others, Joe %vill be a success and a credit to V.M.I, in whichever field he chooses. JOHN CRILE ALLEN •■John " Cl.arksburg, West Virginu Biology, Air Force — Private 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Track 4; .Swimming 4; Basketball Manager 2; Cadet Start ' 4; Armed Forces Club 3, 2; International Relations Club 3; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Minstrel I. Yhen .lohn came to V.M.I, he traded his Beta pin from West Virginia L ' ni ersity for a Rat Bible. He readily adjusted to the system and became : u active participant in the extra-curricular activities provided by the General Committee and Ofhccr ot the (iuard Association. John will be remembered as the kind of person who will stand up for his right; and those of his friends, regardless of the penalty John is not against enjojdng a good party at the Pine Room or Moose Lodge, but he has never let them interfere with his conscientious pursuit of knowledge in the field of pre-medicine. John has traveled over a great part of the LT.S.A., but he tends to favor Charlottesville, Virginia, and the University of Virginia is not the reason. John is well-known and well-liked by his Brother Rats, and whatever his future undertaking is, we wish him the greatest of luck. DONALD LURTON AREY, .JR. " Don " D. NviLLE, Virginia Biology, Armor — Distinguished Military Student; Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, Supply Sergeant 1; Cross Country 4; Indoor Track 4; Outdoor Track 4; Hop Committee 3, 2, 1; Virginia Academy of Science 3, 2, 1; Southside Virginia Club 3, 2; Archaeology Club 3; Intramurals 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 1 ; Block Runner ' s League. It seems like Don always got caught for every little thing in our Rat Year, but when the Institute caught Don in September of 1958, it caught a Tiger by the tail. Don ' s personality, accentuated by his flair for the wild party, labelled him as one of the class ' s " personality boys, " as proved by his guitar picking antics at frequent fraternity parties. Although a very personable Brother Rat, he ex- hibited a serious strain which led him to the top of the ladder, not only in extra-curricular activities, but also academically. As a Pre-Med he strove toward his goal with unwithering zest, and with his record he is a sure bet for success in the Medical field. He seems to be an equally good bet in the family held also. Although many women have tried for this man ' s attention, it looks like a girl named ] Iary Alice has become the final victor. Regardless of any way he goes, Don carries the highest esteem of his Brother Rats and their most sincere best wishes for future success and happiness. ROBERT ASHBY ARillSTEAD " Butch " Roanoke, Virginia Physics, Artillery — Distingiiishecl Academic Sti dciif 4, 3, i; Deans List i, 3, 1: Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Unirersities: Monogram Club 3, i, 1; Private -t, 3, ' 2, Sergeant 1; Football 4, 3, i, 1; Track 4, 3; American Institute of Phvsics 3, i, 1. Be as it may, one could not help from laughing when ol ' Butch took over the center of attention. A smile, a joke, and a hearty bit of advice is always available from the one who believes in the basic freedoms of life, liberty, and the happiness of pur- suits. Ah, and pursuit he always did; no girl was safe when she entered upon the hallowed grounds of V.M.I. Destined to be first Captain (so he said), Butch ' s plans were cast aside by the M. S. department. But now he has contented himself with the stripes of a sergeant, giving him plenty of time to retain his high academic standards and to test his roomies ' sense of humor with his quick wit and knack of knocking things over. Hours are spent admiring himself in the mirror (this he heartily denies) — much to the dismay of his fellow matriculates. By not being content with second best in anything that he wa nts to accomplish, whether in the class- room or on the football field, he will always be respected and admired for his competitive spirit. CHESTER ALLAN BAMFORTH, .IR. Norfolk, Virginia Ci ' il Engineering, Marine Corps — Distinguished Academic Student 3, 2; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities: Southern Conference 147 lb. Wrestling Champion: Honor Court President 1; Private 4, Corporal-Private 3, Private-Sergeant i, 1st Lieutenant 1; Wrestling 4, 3, ' 2, Co-Captain 1: Monogram Cluli 3, -2, Presi- dent 1; Tidewater Club, 4, 3, -2, 1; . merican Society of Civil Engineers 4, 3, -2, 1. In September 1958 a walking hat came through Jackson Arch and it wasn ' t long until ' .M.I. Iiegan to learn of the tremendous talents of the Big " B " who was the man under the hat. It took a little doing for Chester to pass the minimum height requirement at V.M.I., but after doing so he promptly began to set the place on fire. The three most important phases of cadet life are academics, athletics and the military. It is rare for a person to excel in all three of these phases as Allan, driven by his desire for perfection, has done. Allan ' s accomplishments on the mats arc well known to everyone, but his great love for sports does not end here. He is an avid golfer and on any summer day may be found skiing in the vicinity of the famed Bamfortli beach house. This same beach house has been the site of many rip- roaring parties accompanied by plenty of brew, women, and song. THOMAS ROCHELLE B.VNTjV, III " Tom " KlXGSPOKT, TENTfE-SSEE Biology, Infantry— Private 4, 3, 2, 1 : Ffx.tball 4: Swimming 4: Track 4, 3, 1; Cross Counlrj ' 3, i, I: Bo.MB Staff 1; Cadet Staff 1: Virginia of Scienct 4, 3, -2, 1: . mateur Radio Club, 4, 3, i: Southwest A ' irginia Club 4, S, i, 1: Archaeologj- Oub 4, 3: Intraraurals 4, 3, i, 1; Armed Forces Club 1: Block Runners League. On September 10. 1958, the " Kingsport Flash " arrived at the Institute and became a person des- tined to leave his mark on V.M.I. Right away Tom seemed to adapt to the V.M.I, way of life. One can never forget his casual manner in the Rat Line, nor can one understand how he always managed to escape getting caught at any of his antics through- out his cadetship. How could anyone ever forget his hilarious imitations of some of V.M.I. ' s more notable characters. Many times he has been seen walking the streets of Le.xington. disguised as a " mink, " undoubtedly headed for the nearest fraternity party. Tom has always had a way with the women, shown by his frequent excursions to nearby girls ' schools. lilitary prowess has never been one of Tom ' s ambitions at .M.I. Instead, Tom ' s energies have been directed toward athletics and academics. A medical career is Tom ' s dream, and with his unusual ability to think out problems and reach a logical solution, we are sure that nothing but success lies in his path. THE BOMB 1 I THE ■f HR CLASS JAMES NICHOLAS BARKER, .JR. " Jim " Wakefield, Virginia Biology, Air Force — Private 4, 3, i: Rat Baseball; Baseball 3, ■2: Glee Club 4, 3, -2; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 5; Intramurals 4, 3, i. In the fall of 1958, Jim began the long, hard struggle toward medical school. Along the way he has met many obstacles, among those being: the opposite sex, academics and military, and an auto- mobile accident that caused him to drop out of school for a year. During that year, he stayed at home and tried to endure the hardships of civilian life before returning to his first love, V.M.I. During the last three years, Jim has not only gained the respect of his brother rats, but of all his fellow cadets. His broad smile and witty re- marks have been an inspiration to everyone. Jim ' s warm personality and his positive attitude will enable him to go far in the world and we wish him the best of luck. GEORGE BEARING BARNES " Barnesie ' Alexandria, Virginia Civil Engineering, Artillery — Honor Court 1; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4; Swimming 2; Ameri- can Society of Civil Engineers 4, 3, i, 1; Intra- murals 4, 3 " , 2, 1; Key Club 1. Barnesie, hailing from Alexandria, Virginia, came to the Institute to be a civil engineer, and in short time he reached the top, both academically and in the esteem of his Brother Rats. George also has the distinction of being a member, in good standing, of the elite corps of First Class Privates. " Bucky " Barnes, hot off of the high school gridiron, joined our ranks as a football rat, and also spent a season on the swimming team. He retired from these activities to dedicate his abilities to " E " Company ' s intramural team and to less strenuous activities, such as eating. This latter pastime has had much to do with his being re- ferred to as the " Double Bubble " . A familiar face at all the parties, George some- times presented quite a problem to his roommates, since moderation is definitely not one of his attri- butes where parties are concerned. Always cheerful in mood, but serious in demeanor, Barnesie ' s future, which is sure to include a certain little brunette, will surely be one of success. RICHARD BARRETT BARTLETT " Rich " PoRT-SMOUTH, Virginia Historv, Artillerv — Cadet Representative to Athletic Council; Private 4, 3, i, 1; Wrestling 4, 3, 2, Co-Captain 1 ; Football 4; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1. It can be said of Richard " don ' t call me Dick " Bartlett that there is no one at V.M.I, better liked than he. Included in the reasons for his popularity among members of all classes are his love of bull- sessions, his quick smile, and obvious enthusiasm for life. To Richard the words " a true friend " apply perfectly. Richard has lacked military distinction, not because of a lack of ability or attitude; but simply because he ' s just too nice a guy. He has done well in academics despite his unending pursuit of pocket novels. He has been among the forefront of those carrying V.M.I. ' s name to athletic contests for four years. It is a certainty that Richard ' s diligence, amiability, and " Peg " will elevate him quickly in the law profession. w V ) DONALD BECKNER " Don, " " Hatchet Face " Bellaire, Texas Physics, Artillery — Distinguished Mililary Student; Fencing 3, i, I; American Institute of Physics; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, Lieutenant 1. When ol ' Brother Rat Hatchet Face pulls out of limits gates this coming June in his Corvair Monza Spider, the Institute will be losing one of its finest Citizen-Soldiers. This Texan came to Virginia under the impression that his stay at V.M.I, was nothing more than a four-year " Slumming " spree. It didn ' t take too long, however, before one of our fine Virginia girls put Don on tlie slielf for good, much to the consternation of some of the locals. Don quickl - de eli)i ed a winning philosophy during his Rat Year that has carried him through his tenure at the V.M.I. This is easily recognizable in his ready smile for everyone, as well as in his ability to keep his nose clean. If Don is ever at a loss as to what sort of " nite- nite " stories to tell his kids, he can always relate to them his adventures in Nassau, or the tea breaks at a faculty member ' s house, or about the time he went over to Buck Weaver ' s house in fatigues. Perhaps Mrs. Beckner will show more than a casual interest in some of these stories also. EDWARD BLILEY BEIRNE, JR. " Burnie " S.ANDSTON, Virginia Biology, . rtillery — Private -i, 3, ' 2, 1; Trainer for Athletics 3, -2: Intramurals 4, 3; Cadet Staff 4; Arcliaeological Club 4, 3; Salute Detail 1 ; Richmond Club 4, 3, , 1 . From the bogie dingles of Sandston, ' irginia, came the " smokestack, " Eddie Beirne. And came he did, into the military system to which he both abhorred and bucked. He chose to distinguish himself academicallj ' instead of militarily, and that ' s just what he did, being a private for four years and staying in Doc Carroll ' s " Top Ten " in the bargain. Eddie stamped himself as the barrack ' s top philosopher before very long, en- gaging in lengthy discussions with such notables as " Pops " and " Kelly " . Perhaps his greatest philo- sophic gcni cnnic at a moment of great exasperation with the iiillilaiy stem when he exclaimed, " Man, it sure ili i ' ni.ikc ;i lot of sense, doesn ' t it. " Burnie has set hi,-, .-.iglits on a medical career and has jet- propelled himself into the favorite ' s role for success. HaviTig added an awful lot to barracks lite, we can ' t help but feel that he ' ll succeed in almost anything. At any rate, he surely carries with him the highest regards of not only his Brother Rats, but all of us who knew him. HOLL.VND TRO TR BELL " Clapper " Machipongo, Virgixia Electrical Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, 3, i, 1 : Intramurals 4; Amateur Radio Qub 4, 3, i, 1: Tidewater Club 4, 3, i, 1 ; Americ-an Institute of PUectrical Engineers i, 1; Barracks Sound Techni- cian 1. With a cry of " I shall return, " " 01 " Cbp " left the Eastern Shore, crossed the bay, and headed for the college community of Lexington. UMien Holland traded his beaches for the mountains, his runabout for one of Pete ' s buses, and his fishing pole for an M-1, he assumed a rank that he would hold for four years, earning for him honorary membership in that vanisliing clan of the first class privates. In Electrical Engineering by choice, and in Electrical Section 1 by nature, his willingness to work and to help others was readily recognized by his classmates. With a quick smile and a ready laugh, Holland has fitted into the life at the Insti- tute very well. This is established by the fact that he is the only Keydet to ever return from Summer Furlough twice in the same week. Holland has shown that he is c-apable of putting out the effort when the situation demands it: V.M.I, and especially ' (5-2 has been lucky to be associated with such a genuine person. fffii THE BOMB FIRST CLASS X JAMES WILSON BIERMAN " Jay " Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Electrical Engineering, Platoon Leaders Corps — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, 1 ; Hop Commit- tee 3, ' •2, President 1 ; Floor Committee 4, President 1; American Listitute of Electrical Engineers 2, 1, Board Member 2; Salute Battery 1; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Brookside Manor 1. Some people go to college to acquire an education. Others go to have a good time. Then there are those who come to V.M.L As a member of this select group. Jay has overcome this serious handicap to accomplish much during his four years of college life. Most of his Rat year was spent in the rafters of the gym as a member of the Floor Committee. After a summer ' s seasoning at Quantico, Jay came down from the rafters to descend upon the new rats. For his outstanding job as a corporal-private. Jay advanced to the rank of sergeant the following year. After the famous Ring Figure fiasco he found better hunting during the NewOrleans expedition. Spurred on by this success, he quicklj ' became a Brooksider. As a reward for his enthusiastic performance, Jay was elected president of the Hop Committee. Lender his guidance the Hop Committee has set a precedent for succeeding Committees to follow. Jay will always be remembered by his Brother Rats for his quick wit and friendly smile. If these are the keys to success, then he will find little trouble. MARION ELDRIDGE BLANTON, III " El " Tamworth, Virginia Civil Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Outdoor Track; Distinguished Student, Virginia Section American Society of Civil Engineers Stu- dent Paper Prize 2; International Relations Club 2, 1 ; Salute Detail 2, 1 ; American Society of Civil En- gineers 3, 2, 1; Intramurals 2, 1; Tidewater Club 1. From the thriving metropolis of Tamworth came the young man with the receding hairline and the " unwrinkled brow. " In his first year at V.M.I., El attained two distinctions; these being the successful evasion of the General Committee and recognition as an academically distinguished student. El set two goals upon entering V.M.L, and his four years here have seen their full realization. His desire to make a good academic record has taken most of his work-week time and his desire to have a good time has taken most of the weekend hours. His loyalty seemed torn between Nichols Engineering Building and a certain girl ' s school in Staunton. Never a great lieliever in the V.M.L system or in her many regulations. El has nonetheless managed to avoid the many pitfalls of a cadet ' s life. The philo.sopliy of the " unwrinkled brow " has pre- ' ailcd over all and has become a way of life. When ] ' ' ,1 rclurns to Tamworth, he will go with the well wishes of all 1h) knew him. His future success is assured and will l)e well deserved. KEITH STACKHOUSE BLOCK, JR. " Stackhouse " Ch.ath-am, New " Jersey Civil Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, 1 ; Corporal 3; Sergeant 2; Cross-Country 4; Indoor Track 4; Outdoor Track 4; Intramurals 1; Salute Detail 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 4, 3, 2, 1; Ratline 4, 3, 2, 1. lien Keith walked through Jackson Arch to begin his cadetship, he had no idea of the system which confronted him. Being from New Jersey, he had to hear the phrase " What! Another Damn Yankee! " In those nine months of the Rat Line Keith managed to control that red-headed temper and earned the name Brother Rat. Keith mastered the hazards of the slide rule and learned to solve the enormous problems handed out by the Civil Engineering Department. Although he has been interested in track and lifting weights, he kept the C.E. Department his number one goal. For the past four years, Keith has maintained a high set of standards and goals. We have found that Keith has the drive to get ahead which will stand him in good stead after graduation. To be sure, no one in the Class of 1902 will ever forget " Stack- house " and his red hair. He will be remembered by us as a real Brother Rat in every true sense of the word. 1 a ' y- JOSEPH ROSSER BOBBITT, III " Rosser " Norfolk, Virginia Pliysics, Armor — Distinguished Military Student: Private 4, 3, Sergeant ' •2, Supply Sergeant 1; Swimming 4; Fencing ' i; Ranger Unit 3; Honor Tank Platoon ' 2; American Institute of Physics 3, ' 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 3, 1. Rosser is a guy who has known where he was going during his entire cadetship. It varies from year to year, but he has still known. Our Rat year, it was electrical engineering; this was too easy, so then physics. This lasted until he became convinced that the Army lite was for him. He still knows what he wants to be, either to be a pro- fessional Army officer or a nuclear physicist. After three years as a " gung-ho " private the unimaginable happened. He got rank that promptly went to his head. After he found out what it was all about, he was frequently to be found around a coffee cup in Mallory Hall hiding from his superiors and the incompetent subordinates. HOBERT HARRY BOOKHAMKR, .ll{. " Bookie " S. N Jose, Californi.v Physics, Air Force — Distinguished Air Science Cadet: Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Amateur Radio Club 4, 3: American Institute of Physics 3, ' 2, 1; Air Force Rifle Team 4; Ring Design Committee ' 2; Air Force Flight Instruction Program. After meeting almost every penalty tour for- mation his rat year. Bob has managed to settle down during his remaining three years at the Institute to the point that he no longer visits the Commandants office five or six times a day. His somewhat shaky start is, without a doubt, at- tributed to an ever increasing desire to enjoy life, no matter what the Blue Book states. As for his academic endeavors, Bob ' s attitude has been one of a sincere and dedicated student of science oriented in the fields of physics and electronics. Due to these interests, it is not uncommon to find him within the limits of Mallory Hall pondering some great and classical scientific thought as a true physics major in an efl ' ort to conquer the unknown. Concerning his immediate plans. Bob has been scheduled to enter flight training with the U.S.. .F., and from there he plans a service career. So, with a strong sense of dedication, a will to win, and a great sense of humor. Bob leaves the In- stitute with all his goals firmly established, and V. I.I. proudly stands back to watch CaUfornia ' s favorite son attain nothing short of his dreams. RUFIS SYDXEY BRADBl " RY " Rufus, " " Syd " MOSELET, VlRCrS ' H Civil Engineering, Air Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, Supply Sergeant -2, Lieutenant 1; Wrestline 4, 3: . merican Society of Ci Tl Engineers 4, Treas- urer 3, Secretarv 3, 1: Baptist Student Union 4, 3, -2, President l " ; Glee Club 3, i, . Syd came to V.M.I, from the unheard of town of loseley, Virginia, and immediately set out to make a place for himself in the hearts of his brother rats. He has done well, both in academics and in cadet rank. Math Hi managed to trip him. but a session in the V.M.I, summer school made everj-- thing rosy again. Sometimes called the L.A. engineer, Syd has often surprised his English major friends with some astounding bits of philosophy. In the field of females, Syd has just about broken e en, having both shot down and been shot down by the opposite sex. He stoutly maintains that bachelorhood is his plan for a few years because " a guy can always marry somebody. " At times he was a pseudo-cynic, but this did not fool anyone. Xot a tough guy — not even when he tries to be — Syd is best rememl ered as just a friend. We are sure that Syd will be a successful man in life because no one can hold out against his quietly forceful personaUty for long. THE I BOMB I fxHE li FIRST CLASS ROBERT DOWNING BRADLEY " Buck " Lynchburg, Virginia History, Armor — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Indoor Track 4, 3, 2; Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1: Cross-Country 4; Lynchburg Club 4, 3, 2, President 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Intramural Football 1; Monogram Minstrel. This Hilltopper from E. C. Glass bounded into this place with bubbling enthusiasm despite many fervent warnings from his older brother. This en- thusiasm was quickly squelched as Buck soon came to realize that anything connected with the military somehow left a very unpleasant taste in his mouth. Thus to avoid this disagreeable influence as much as possible. Buck has ridden the track permit f(ir his past four years as a pole vaulter with occasional moments of success and promise. To ott ' set the confining influences of the Institute, Buck always has something in the fire for the week- ends and has been seen at U.Va., W. L., Va. Beach, Fort Laudeidale, etc., whenever the opportunity has ever been suggested at all. Many of his S.M.I. ' s have been spent with wistful thinking about why he had not gone a little slower the night before. Interspersed in Buck ' s social life have been more serious moments of study. Buck has spent four con- scientious years as a good student who actually has had little trouble with his studies despite his loud grumbling, trying to convince you otherwise. This proud first class private is sure to succeed in his endeavors when he leaves V.M.I, just as he has here. CHARLES WILLIAM BROWN " Charlie, ' " " Clown " Lexington, Virginu Ci il Engineer, Platoon Leaders Course — Private 4, 3, 2, (iuidon Bearer 1; W ' restling 4; Swimming (Manager) 3; Cheerleader 2, Captain 1; Intra- mural Football and Softball 4, 3, 2, Captain 1; (Jadi ' f Cartoonist 4, 3; Rockbridge County Club 3, 2, President 1; .American Society of Civil Engineers 4, 3, 2, 1. Lexington ' s own Charlie Brown roared in from the Paramount one fine day in 1958 to spend one of the plushest years that any cadet could ever have as a rat. Known by ahnost everyone before he came here, " Chas " was a familiar figure in the rat line. Rooming on the third stoop and averaging two or three nights a week running the block, it was hard to tell him from an n|)perclassman. Charlie has lal nreil hard for Colonel Morgan for the past four years and he has labored equally hard for the PLC ' s at Quantico. Charlie worked at being a Marine during the weeks at summer ramj), but the weekends were a different story. We will always look back to our excursions with " Chas " to various parts of Virginia, and we will remember in particular the fine dates Charlie alwaj ' S had at such places as Virginia Beach. E iTybody at the Institute knows little Charlie Brown. The sight of the httlest cheerleader jumping up and down and IioUering " Give em hell, Keydcts " will be remembered for many years to come. CHARLES BROWN " it-it " Norfolk, Virginu Civil Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1. Charlie came to V.M.I, in September of 1958 as a Rat. Since that time he has illuminated barracks with his friendly smile and ever-present wit. He like many of our Brother Rats, came to V.M.I. from the swamp lands of Tidewater. During the last four years, Charlie has gained the respect and admiration of not only his Brother Rats, but also all of his fellow cadets. With his unending drive and determination, he has successfully completed his four years at the Institute, and will no doubt obtain much greater heights in the years to come. Charlie will always be remembered as a real Brother Rat in every sense of the word. CLYDE MATTHEW BRYANT, JR. " C. B. " Newport News, Virginia History, Armor — Private -t, 3, Sergeant i. Lieu- tenant 1 ; Fencinf; 4, 3, ' 2; Armed Forces Cluli K ' 2, 1 : Tidewater Club 4, 3, -i, 1; International Relations ' 2; Cadet Staff 4; Litramurals 3, ' 2; Key Chili 1 ; Charter Member of the Tidewater 500 4, 3, i, . A charter member of the T.W. " 500 " Clul) came whipping into Jackson Arch one memorable day, with the classic words, " Are you kidding me? " rapidly becoming a distinguished part of a V.JNLL vocabulary. Right from the start, " the Ceebs " was looking around for ways to take advantage of the Institute ' s liberal drinking-and-partying program. However, with eyes wide open, he fell into tlie age- old trap. A certain young lady, whom we ' ll call Faye, put the latches on him, and after that, his social life was restricted to some degree. This didn ' t stop C.B. from making the scene at W. L. a few times, especially one fall niglit of his second class year, at least what can be reriieniliered of it. Of course, the Pine Room and Loilgc have resounded to the pitter-patter of his little feet at times too numerous to mention. C.B. also has memories of a certain room ' ■249 party to which the O.C. was an unexpected guest, of course! It was during his second class year that C.B. decided to see what the military side of life was like, resulting in Sergeant, then Lieutenant stripes for the Tidewater Flash. So, to end this little epistle, good luck, C.B. and Faye, wherever you are — a real credit to the Class of ' 6 ' 2. WILLIAM CULLEN BHYAXT, .IR. " Bill " Lewes, Del. w. re l ' ' ,lecti-ical Engineering, Artillery — Di.stiiiyiii.slied Militari Student: Private 4, 3, ' 2, l " ; Floor Commit- tee ' 2; Hop Committee 1; Rat Disciplinary Com- mittee 1; . mcrican Institute of Electrical Engi- neers ' 2, 1; Salute Battery, Executive Officer 1; Intranmrals 1. From these hollow walls will come Bill, Never the most military on the hill. In the E. E. curriculum he did excel. Little work, little study, but lucky as Hell. The little time he spent had us aghast; The help that he gave helped us all pass. His humor was quick, his temper was hot, A bourbon and ginger he liked a lot. To the demerit sheet no stranger was he. It will ne ' er be tlie same without Bryant, W. C. A griper, complainer, a caller of names. He got awfully tired of these silly games. A D.M.S. it i.s hard to believe. He kei)t a few tricks tucked up his sleeve. Bill will leave this place that he loves. Leaving behind, " You ' re boned, dirty gloves, " To .seek his place in missiles and space. With only the memory of a once bitter taste. With a fond good-hy we all wish him luck. Wc know he ' ll succeed, wherever he ' s stuck. (iERALD CRAIX BIRXHTr " Jerry " Bt ' FFALCJ JCXCTIOX, ViRGl.NIA Biology, . rmor — Private 4. 3, -2, 1: Cross-Country 4, 3, -2, Captain 1 : Indoor Track 4, 3, i, 1 : Outdoor Track 4, 3, -2, 1; Monogram Club 3, -2, 1; Virginia Academy of Science 3, 3; Baptist Student Union 4, 3, -2, 1; Pianist, Commanders 1: Archaeology Club 3. -2. When " Smiley " strode through Jackson Arch for the Hrst time, he found the military ways of the Institute most demanding. Jerry met the challenge successfully and with confidence as he developed into almost every phase of cadet acti " ity with a flair for perfection. He was often-times seen plunking his guitar or at a Hop playing piano for the Commanders. He was seen even more frequently down on the track or in the field house leading the " thinlies " through a tough work out. His ability to lead and command respect won for him the caj)- taincy of the team. Although a very busy Lad he made time to pursue his dream of a medical career in a most determined way. A country boy at heart, he feels he ' ll be most needed in the rural areas. His likeable ways and his keen sense of judgment have earned for Jerry the highest measure of admiration and respect of his Brother Rats. In our final salute to the little man with the big heart, we offer Jerry our most sincere wishes for a happy and fruitful life- BOMB THE FIRST CLASS GARY MARVIN BURNS " Gary " Galveston, Texas English, Infantry — Distinguisked Military Student; Private i, 1, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2; Texas Club 4, 3, 2, 1; R. E. Dixon English Society 1; Baptist Student Union 3, 2, 1. WTien fall of 1958 appeared at V.M.I. , so did aii idealistic young Texan named Gary Burns. Gary knew exactly what he wanted — a military career and a life of regulation mixed with much adventure and excitement. Regulation is probably most preva- lent in Gary ' s life; it is most apparent as we all sec him striving to overcome it. In fact, we note him in a constant state of passive rebellion. Much adven- ture has been awarded Gary by V.M.I, also: Two trips to New York City, one to Ohio, and one to Fort Lauderdale are just some memorable experi- ences — not to mention a mandatory appearance at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Excitement has truly been the Institute ' s gift to this cadet. Each day has att ' ordcd sunicthiiig new — more study, more work, more rcsponsilnlity, and less idealism. The idealistic adventure is gone — replaced by a serious desire to do something more concrete than to " see the world. " Whether this change in Gary ' s character is good (jr not remains to be seen. Looking into the future loi- Gary we see much in life, as he hopes to be guided by one mniu tliought — this thought being one given to him by Shakespeare — " This above all; To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day. Thou canst not then be false to any man. " HUGHES DeCORMIS BURTON " Hugo " Norfolk, Virginl Electrical Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Floor Com- mittee 2; Hop Committee 1; Brookside Manor 2, 1; Ring Figure Magazine Staff 2. When Hugo entered the Institute in Scplcinbcr of 1958, he immediately took a ratlier iHin ir of many of its functions. As a result, he drriilcd lli;il the imly svay to avoid much of this planned unpli :iMinl ncss was to disappear as often as possible. . i. one knows just exactly how Hugo managed to spcTid so much of his time away from the Institute, but it is rumored that he studied a great deal during the weekends at Brookside Manor. Perhajjs this extensive amount of " studying " helped him become a higli-ranking Elcotrical Engineer, but it is more likely that Hugo ' s hard work during the week was more l enehcial. In the spring of his second class year, Hugo de- cided to take a two-week vacation in New Orleans to sample s of ils famous wine, women, and song inol iir.T .iiily in llial onler). LIpon his return. lln;;o ■■ iiiMi .|o loM,i H hat you can do until after tile parly ' allilndc lia- lii ' come even more ])r()Mii- ncnt. I ' ven so, llni;o lia- managed not only to clis- tinguish himselt acadiimrally, but also militarily, for in his hrst class year he found himself the proud possessor of the enviable rank of first class sergeant. JOHN STAPLES CANDLER " Big Daddy " Lyxchburg, Virginia History, Artillery— Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Track 4; American Society of Civil Engineers 3 ; Lynchburg Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramurais 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Little Gym Committee 2. Some people came across the country to V.M.I. anil some across continents, but not ol ' John. " Big l ailily " came all the way across Lockes Mountain from Lynchburg, and he probably made the first trip in 32 minutes with 12 other matriculates in the bark seat of the car. That trip was the first of hunilreils. John used to get to use Washington arch all the time in his rat year because Jackson arch wasn ' t big enough. " Big Daddy " came to play football and his three years as a mainstay in the Keydet line are evidence of his success. John spent the rest of his time studying, writing Linda, and arranging corps trips to Lynchburg. Not a weekend went past when his house wasn ' t jammed full of Brother Rats, and how Mrs. Candler always turned supper for 5 into supper for 135 on Sunday will always be a mystery. " Big Daddy " is a person none of us could ever forget. His sincerity, modesty in success, and wil- lingness to help others, mark him for tlie top in ears to come. EDWARD CARLSEN, JR. " E.C. " Lancaster, New York History, Air Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant, Regimental Sergeant-Major i. Regi- mental Commander 1; Distinguished Air Science Student 1, TTho ' .? Who Among Students in American Colleges and Unii ' ersities 1, Convair Award ;j. Reserve Officers Association Award i; Judo 4, M, 1; Intramurals ' 2, 1; Scuba Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Chairman, Ring Figure Committee 2; Ring Committee 2; Armed Forces Club 2, 1; International Relations Club 1; Yankee Club 3, 2, 1; 62nd Flight Instruction Program Squadron 1. Like most of our brother rats, " E.C. " was not too well known when we were rats. But as the cats screamed in the night and the carpenter beat a pathto Room 300, this native son of Lancaster, New York, became a very evident member of our class. Those who did know him were always aware of lus presence through his thoughtful and hazardous personality. To know him was a calculated risk, but not to know him was to miss an adventure in life. As life got worse at V.M.I., we began to notice the ever increasing broken board scrawl of " Carl- sen " on the bulletin boards. The well run resur- rections of our third class year and our Ring Figure are examples of why nothing could deter this great organizer from reaching the ultimate. Soon all orders were coming from the Little Poun- der ' s hay. We are sure that " E.C. " will have a fine future beside the Sky Pilot in the wild blue yonder, or in the deep blue sea, wherever he may be CHARLES A. B. CARLTON, JR. " Mustang " Keysville, Virginia History, Infantry — Distinguished Academic Stu- dent 3, 2, 1; Distinguished Military Student; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Unirersities; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; Cross- Country 4, 3, 2, Co-Captain 1; Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1; Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1; International Rela- tions Club 4, 3, 2, Secretarv 1; Civil War Round Table 2, 1; Southside Virginia Club 4, 3, 2. 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Rat Disciplinary Com- mittee 1; Cadet Assistant to History Department 1. Charlie comes to us from Keysville, Virginia, where things are not as turbulent as they were when he entered his freshman year at iI.I. Upon his graduation from the rat ,vear, he became a. member in good standing in " Club 358 " wliich had a peculiar affinity for demerits and the brunt of the Tac ' s wTath. In spite of these adversities, Charlie, with much effort, became number one in the History curriculum, a po.sition he is still hold- ing and will continue to hold. His participation in sports and extracurricular acti ' ities has made him a wonderful, well-rounded guy with a pleasant personality and a good word for everybody. Upon graduation, he will take up law in graduate school, and with his " gift of gab " and determina- tion, he ought to supersede all others in his field with very little struggle and hit the top. We will be expecting things from liim in the futiu-e, and we are sure that he will come through. COLUrMBUS CARTWRIGHT " Columbo " Virginia Beach, Virginia History, Air Force — Private 4, Private 3, Private i. Private 1: Soccer 4, 3; Judo 4; Indoor Track 3; Out- door Track 2: .Armed Forces Club 4. 3: Internation- al Relations Cl ub 3, 2; Figure Committee 2; Sports Staff— Bomb 1962 1: Hop Committee 2, 1; Floor Committee 3. In September of 195S a brilliant Cavalier from Princess . nne bopped into V.M.I, with a deter- mined effort to taste the fruits of college life. Oh, what a dreadful mistake he had made! V.M.I, builds character, and certainly Columbus has turned out to be quite a character. A proud son of Virginia and of the South, this tobacco chewing, country music listening, and Southern talking rebel has managed to remain a fun lo -in2 indi " idual. The idea of " cleansleeves " became ver ' profound in his mind after seeing the miUtary leaders in oper- ation. This group of men offered no impression: so he turned to the elite of the Corps, tlie Privates, for the proper guidance and found that they were tlie true V.M.I, people. On the academic side, if there is such a thing, he has had his ups and downs, running the gauntlet from despair to elation. The elusive Dean ' s List has been obtained by the pride of West Lane, but the times have been few and far between. We, tlie Class of 1962, can be sure that success will follow this Brother Rat in anything that he undertakes. THE BOMB y. - : sajNiuel averett clement " Sam, " " Spike " Winter Haven, Flokida History, Artillery — Distinguished Academic Shident 4, 3, i; Distinguished Military Student; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges: Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant ■i. Private 1; The ] ' .M.I. Cadet 3, Assistant Editor ' 2, Editor-in-Chiet 1; Class of 1962 Ring Conuuittee Chairman; Corps Food Committee Chairman; International Relations Club i, 1; Salute Detail 1; Publications Board 1 . Sara debuted at V.M.I, knowing that he had made a wise choice from among the American col- leges and universities. (The fact that he became dubious of this initial choice is simply beside the point.) The facts remain, that Sam ' s fine training and education during his younger formative years; his inherent ability to think clearly and concisely and his talent for mastery of any situation (except female) confronting him, have made him one of V.M.I. ' s better all-around cadets. From teaching engineers the use of slide rules to masterminding the publication of the school paper, one can see the fine shadow of talent that Sam casts. In it can be seen shades of an academically distinguished stu- dent, a fine journalist, a distinguished military stu- dent and a ])olished and outgoing individual, with a laslc :ui(l a Fcil for the right things at the right time. . l ,iy iniilial anil keenly discerning, Sam has ni.iile liinisc ' ll ' what V.M.F. likes to see in its men. He is an l will continue to be an asset to his friends and society — girls, too. HOWARD EVANS COBB " Howard " PiNEY River, Virginia Civil Engineering, Artillery — American Institute of Electrical Engineers 3, i, 1; Football Manager 3, i, 1 ; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club 3, 2,1. Forks of the Buffalo, Virginia is known for tliree things: apples, fine moonshine liquor, and a pseudo civil engineer who rode out of the hills in 1958 on his own railroad train (he always wanted to be an engineer). This superb expert on the subject of sewage composition and sundry other useful things is well known throughout the barracks as the original " Corn Cobb. " Faithful to the cause of graduation, our Brother Rat has always been diligent in his efforts to pass enough hours to grab his sheepskin and get out to build roads. Never one to be caught overburdened with rank, he has been one of that rapidly vanishing breed, the four- year private. His heroics on the football field are well known for he has been one of the Institute ' s most proficient water bucket carrier for four years. We ' re sure that his Brother Rats would commend him for his unique style. Yes! Howard has had a successful cadetship, and we wish him all good fortune throughout his life. Pausing now for one last comment, we wish to say, " Someday, Howard, the Giants will win the pennant. " ALBERT RONALD COLAN, JR. " Ron " Arlington, Virginia Civil Engineering, Artillery — Distinguished Military Student; Ring Committee, Class of 1963; Private 4, 3, Sergeant 2, 1; Baptist Student Union 3, 2, Executive Council 1; Regimental Band 3, 2, 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 3, 2, 1. Being a good student as well as an outstanding person, Ron started studying 8,640 hours too soon at George Washington L niversity, and thus found himself the only academic third class Hat forming for classes on the west side of barracks during the dark and dreary months of ' 59- ' 60. From " The Voice, Sir " to the last guard mount band, his Rat year was not exactly uneventful; and it may be generally said that " he made few small mistakes. " The start of the third class year marked a new era in his life. After a preliminary fiasco at HoUins he has since covered a lot of ground with some rather peculiar results (Randy-Mac was kind of nice, too). As a special favor to the U. S. Army, he worked a layover at Fort Sill into his already cramped smnmer itinerary, including such famous places as the Brown Derby, Geroiiimo ' s grave, and Mung ' s Place. We of ' 63 will all remember as we sing " The Spirit " in June as one who will go far with your combined talents and homest friendship — a true Brother Rat. GEORGE JOSEPH COLI.IXS, JR. " the Fish, " " Tall " West Haven, Connecticut History, Air Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, Private ' 2, Sergeant 1; Swimming 4, 3, 2, Captain 1; Base- ball 4, 3; International Relations Club ' 2, Vice- President 1 ; Monogram Club 3, ' ■2, 1 ; Cadet 3, i, 1 ; Assistant Sports Editor; Southern Conference Most Outstanding Swimmer Trophy Award Winner 1961. Tien George walked through Jackson Arch that September day in 1958, he became another member of a completely contused race. And despite what might happen, he had a one-way train ticket so he was here to stay. Quickly though, George began to distinguish himself in the water world. His fame will be remembered by the many times his name took its place in the record books. The " Fish " was also heading for higher positions in the military system but oh — that heart; and due to several bouts with the Commandant ' s office, this branch of stardom was shortlived so he turned to the books. George has a very energetic and motivated charac- ter and all those who know him will agree that he will not need assistance to make his prominent posi- tion in life. There is truely one Fish that will fare well on land. Good luck in law and do not forget the sweet talk — Maureen — (we have heard that name many times). This assistance is desirable, however. I.KOXARl) DIMOXD COU.IXS, JR. " Lcn " Alex. ndiiia, Virgini. History, Infantry — Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Judo 4, Secre- tary 3; X ' wman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club ■2, 1; Bomb Picture Staff 4; Editorial Staff, Ring Figure Magazine ' 2; Civil War Round Table 1. Len is one of those chaps who almost everyone knows. When, to his parent ' s joy and G. P. ' s sorrow, he pattered innocently through Jackson Arch four years ago, he had only one thing in mind — getting out of the Rat Line. This accomplished, Len refused to sell his uni- forms and, to the surprise of many people, settled down to a few more years of serious " cadetting. " Despite academic setbacks, he is still at it, and, we are sure, he will ultimately be successful. Len ' s renown extends into a mm ber of fields, not the least of which is permit writing. With a cadet- ship average of .700 — approved — Len is always a source of information for prospective permit writers. Life with Len is never dull. Three pastimes occupy the majority of Len ' s leisure hours: In order of importance, or perhaps percentage of time spent on each, they are sleeping, listening to his ever growing collection of Ray Conitf records, and writing letters. This last, when combined with the permit business, may be a hint of things to come. Who knows, perhaps Mickey Spillane has met his match. BEXJAMIX ALLEX COXXELL " Allen " Virginia Beach, Vihgixu Civil Engineering, Artillerj- — Di.rtinguished Military Student: Private 4, 3, 1; Sergeant i: Cross-Countrj " 4; Indoor Track -2, 1 ; Outdoor Track 4, 3, 1 ; Ameii- can Societv of Civil Engineers 3. 2, 1 ; Anti-Militarv Club 4, 3, ' i, 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, i, 1. In September 1958, " Big Al " left the nation ' s playground to attend V.M.I., fully knowing what the Rat Line held in store for him. Soon after his arrival, . llen was known among the third classmen as a rat who was not prone to follow all of the rules of the system. Although he hasn ' t been a staunch supporter of the mihtary way of life, this rebeUious Tidewater native has the il.S. department con- vinced he is worthy of being a Distinguished Mili- tary Student. ATiile on his way to earning D.M.S. at summer camp, Al managed to slip down to Dallas even. ' week- end and help spread the " Twist " at S.M.L. After an extended stay in Dallas and a cross-eountry hitch-hike, Al was ready to return for his final fling at .M.I. with his desire for ci Tlian parties and his hatred for rank strong in his mind. In spite of Allen ' s fondness of ci " ilian life con- stantly nagging at him, he has established an aca- demic record that anyone of us woiJd be extremely proud of claiming. It will be a happy day for AUen when he leaves the Institute, but a sad day for his many friends. We know the future holds many wonderful opportunities tor such a tine person and Brother Rat. THE BOMB 1 THE FIRST CLASS FREDERIC EGXER COXSOLVO, III " Fred " XORFOLK, ' I GINIA History, Air Force — Private 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Swiraruing 3, ' 2, 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3; lonograra Club 1; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1. Out of the depths of the great Tidewater swamp came this Keydet in the tall of 1958. Since that • time, Fred has made his mark both as a History major and a classmate. A staunch member of the L.A. Hay Club, Fred has never the less managed to obtain a monogram and help lead the " Charlie Arnold Fin Team. " Being a conservative, Fred was ready at all times to express his views, and look to the future for the " Better Day. " Well, the " Better Day " is coming soon; and a new lite awaits him. We are sure that whatever Fred does in his new life he will be successful, for he certainly has the ability to be a real businessman. Good luck to you, Fred. WILLIA.M HOWARD COOK " Bill " XoRFOLK, Virginia History, Air Force — Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; Tidewater Area Manager for Bomb 3; Glee Club 4, 3, 2; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Little Gym Com- mittee 2; Distribution Committee for Ring Figure Magazine 2; Armed Forces Club 4. Every young boy looks up at the stars at some time and sets his dreams on greatness — the presi- dency, center fielder for the New York Yankees, front page of " Confidential " ; but few and far be- tween are those who reach their goals. V.M.I, has sent its share into the world, and the Class of ' 62 has not tailed. Bill Cook was here! The quiet (sometimes — 2-4 P.M., Monday through Friday) boy from Tidewater was quick to lose liis golden tan in the back room of Johnny ' s and his dreams of future greatness as a historian in Colonel Fuller ' s Geopolitics class, but nothing could deter him from his higher goals. His first class year was his year of triumph, and about the walls of 1.50 the cry echoed — " and still world ' s champion, Big-ah Bill-ah Cook " — at bridge and cribbage, that is. Bill set his sights higher; he memorized " Corn- flake ' s " weather maps, he critiqued the crowded runways of Fort Lauderdale, and he uncovered the aerodynamic mysteries of coffee cup spinning on a PX table. Nothing could stop his endless search for knowledge . . . except, well, maybe a date from Sweet Briar, or a snowball fight in the courtyard. But it ' s all over now. Bill. THEODORE CALVIN COOLEY " Ted " Waynesboro, Virginia Physics, Artillery — Private 4, 3, Sergeant 2, 1; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1; American Institute of Physics 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1; In- ternational Relations Club 3. Out of the thriving metropolis of western Virginia, better known as Waynesboro, came a lad eager to assume his new life as a " rodent " . As serious as he could be, he could not help breaking into smiles along with his " Brother Rats " at the sound of " ah-so, Mr. Coolieee " coming from the gathering upperclassmen. Ted turned on the steam in his second class year both academically and with the shoe polish with results of advances in the physics department and rank. Ted also began to open a business in barracks tor himself that was to rival " Red " Turner himself. He sold everything from radios to diamonds and is reputed to be the only man in history to graduate from the Institute with a cut in salary! It is just this sort of drive and persistence, however, that will carry Ted far in life and make him the success that only comes from hard work. 1 V Wn ' TH0:MAS EDGAR COULBOURN " Tom " Richmond, Vwginia Physics, Armor — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Little Gym Com- mittee 2; Intramurals i; American Institute of Physics 3, 2, 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Ring Figure Magazine 2. Vinnie came to the Institute wary of what lay ahead of him. Having had a father and a brother as alumni ahead of him, Ole Tom had a pretty good idea of what to expect. Because of this, Tom built up in his mind a firm and unwavering dislike for anjlhing military which for some unknown reason has not wavered throughout his career as a student at the Institute. Along with this aforementioned dishke of the mihtary was a feeling of equality for all. In other words the class system, as far as Tom was concerned, was in the same group as the military. During our third class year Tom was confronted by a first classman and a backer of the General Commit- tee for taking a class privilege. Tom laughed. Six weeks later when Tom got out of confinement, he wasn ' t laughing anymore and decided to continue disliking the class system; but in a way not to jeopardize the little freedom the Institute doles out to Cadets. Known to all as a hell raiser during his first two years, Tom turned to academics the last two, primarily because of a junior Miss, schooling in Staunton. We all are sure ' innie won ' t get any ulcers in his lifetime, will be a success, and has the backing of all his Brother Rats. ja: ies DeWttt cox " Jimmy D., " " Puss " F.VBMVILLE, ViRGINI.i Civil Engineering, Air Force — Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; Golf 4, 3, 2, 1; Indoor Track 4; .Vmerican Societj ' of Civil Engineers 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3; Westminster Fellowship 4, 3, 2, 1; Intra- murals 4, 3, 2, 1; Flight Instruction Program 1; Cadet Waiter 2, 1. On matriculation day in 1958, the Farmville Flasli began his tour years at the place lie calls " God ' s Disturbed Acre. " Jim reahzed, much to his dismay, that the life he had chosen was not centered around a country club: and he was forced to make the few minor adjustments with the rest of liis Brother Rats. The Puss, with his numerous activi- tii ■ , li.i hi wn his outstanding abilities in golf, iiiliMiiiiiiMl-., and tij ' ing. These achievements are only Mirpasx ' d by his intense desire to transform an a erage party into an unsurpassed one. Always with a radiating smile and a quick wit, he has made many steadfast friends here at V.M.I. Jimmy is the type of person who would go out of his way to do someone a favor. This trademark of character will be remembered by all. A memlier of the " harep-aes, " he will be greatly missed next year; but we are sure that he will be a great success in the future with his goals and winnmg character. AL TX HA " KE5 CRAXXT? " Al " Crewe, VmcixLi Ci il Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, Corporal 3, Private 2, Sergeant 1; Wesley Foundation 4; Glee Club 4, 3: . merican Society of Ci ' il Engineers 3, i, 1; Cadet Waiter 2, 1; Saturday Night Flick Club 3, 2, 1; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1. Recognized as one of the best all-round athletes in our class, Al is more than an all-round athlete, he is an all-round person. Despite his continued battles with the books he has repeatedly c me through in the clutch, whether it was passing fluids for original credit in summer school or passing a physics re- exam. Refusing to transfer to another curriculum that might have been easier, he has always been determined to graduate from .M.I. a civil engi- neer. His determination and dependability are two traits that make liis friendship so valuable. His quiet satirical humor concerning V.M.I, has eased many a tense moment during our cadetship. Al is probably second only to Ron Goodyear in intramural injuries. Although he has never recei " ed a fat lip. he distinguished himself by losing his memory for a couple of days. He may have lost his memory for a day but his classmates will never forget him as a true friend. THE BOMB FIRST CLASS CALVIX TABOR CROXK " Tiger " Richmond, Virginia History, Air Force — Private i, 3, i, 1 ; Penalty Tours 4, i; Columnist, The V.M.I. Cadet 1; Inter- national Relations Club 4; Richmond Cluli 4; Unholy Four ' i, 1. The mild-mannered and demure " Tiger " crept out of his boondock hideaway to be met with " What did you say your name was. Rat? " , ami after spending his Rat year writing letters and walking P.T. ' s he was revived for the summers ' festivities by artificial respiration at the Rat picnic. His Third Class year was spent in seclusion on the East side of barracks, and the ghastly witli- drawal of his roommate to West Point made him a charter member of the ' 257 Date Grading Society. However, this grading took a brief respite when he and the new Commandant had a disagreement over the uniform for Pine Room Parties. Must we say that rank won and " Tiger " was back on the bricks. Supposedly everyone has a talent in which thcv excel and his ability with the written word cer- tainly substantiates this. In his First Class year, his weekly column, " The Trash Chute, " in the Cadet was probably the most widely read item in the paper. Presently, his plans call for an LL.B., and with his tenacity and pcrceptiveness, we can easily foresee a distinguished career in wliatcvcr field he chooses. CHARLES CLEMOXS CROWDER, JR. " Charlie " D. NVILLE, ViRGINI.i Civil Engineering, Artillery — Distingiii. ' hed Mili- tary Student; Private 4, Corporal 3, Dnnn Major and 1st Sergeant i. Captain 1; Regimental Rand 4, 3, i, 1; Intermurals 4, 3, ' 2, 1; .Vmerican Society of Civil Engineering 3, i, 1. Charlie Crowder came from Danville, Virginia, with iinly one thing on his mind, " The V.M.I. RegiMicntal Band. " Charlie had always been a topnotch musician; so he was immediately placed in a select position where he would not be required to play any music. Charlie will always be re- nienibered for his quiet, calm manner at the Cailel Captain ' s meetings — second only to " Hi Fi " .M((;irmis. Charlie ' s ingenuity and topnotch leadership have led the V.M.I, band to new heights, prc iously believed impossible. He is also credited with being the " Great White Father " for his deep concern for the band. He has a unique outfit in that there is no discipline problem due to one of Charlie ' s better characteristics, called " Ladder Jerking. " Truly a leader in every sense of the word, Charlie excelled at summer camp and re- tained his well deserved title of " Distinguished Military Student. " He devoted a lot of his time to academic study, but to his dismay he only came out in the top 20% — putting him in the very top of the C.E. Curriculum but not his desired position, numl)cr one, which he easily accomplished as a Cadet Company Commander. JOIIX WILLIAM ( TMMIXGS " .John " . lb. ny, Xew Youk Mathematics, Infantry — Private 4, Corporal 3, Battalion Operations Sergeant i. First Battalion S-3; B Company Commander; Di. tinguislied Military Student, Reserve Officer Association Medal 3, 2; Judo 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Ranger Unit 4, 3, 1; . rmed Forces Club 3, 2, 1 ; Chairman, Rat Social Committee 1; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, I. Straight out of Yankee land and a one year hitch at small, civilian, Villanova L niversity, came John, with slide rule smoking, and gold in his eyes — gold stripes, that is. The smoke continues to rise but the gold has transferred from the eyes to the sleeves. Jolni has a continuous desire for improvement, both for himself and for others. This was demon- strated his first class year when he organized, al- most single-handedly the Rat Social Committee. His desire was to improve the future cadet at V.M.I, in common, military and civilian social customs and courtesy. John is one, who does not give up in defeat, for he has had the " ladder pulled up " many times and has always rebounded to greater accomplishments. As John leaves V.M.I., he leaves behind him, only one steppingstone of many, that will eventu- ally lead him to ever greater accomplishments. The " Brother Rats of ' e ' Z " will always remember him as one who would a lways " go the extra mile for them " and return to ask, " Is there anything else I can do. ' ' " ANTHONY McBURNEY CURTIS " Tony " FoHT Richardson, Alaska Chemistry, Artillery — Distinguished MilHary Stu- dent; Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, First Ser- geant 1; Swimming i; Judo 4, 3, i; Armed Forces Club ■i, 1; California Club -1, 3; Alaska Club 2, 1; Canterbury Club 3, 2, 1, Treasurer Diocese of S. W. Virginia; Ranger Unit 3; American Chemical Society 3, ' 2, 1; White ' s Music Store Representative 1. Tony. Frog, or the Alaskan Kid, as lie was known liy his fellow workers in the sinellery, was one of those service brats who adopted " TraveliTig Man " as his theme song; when asked if he had a girl in every port, he would reply, " Nope, just tlie ones I ' ve been to. " Having lived in a military atmosphere all his life, he didn ' t think he ' d liave to sweat this place, but soon learned that this was a life far dill ' ercnt from any other known to man. He soon became aware of what V.M.I, stood t ' (.r; particularly tlie M., for he was always one to " play tile game " and stick up for the Military when it needed reinforcing from the ranks. Always ready with a quick answer, and a helping hand, this Brother Rat sliould go far in the service, anil we wish him the best of luck in his career aTid with a certain young ladv from the North. .TEFFKRSON ELLIOTT DAVIS, 111 " ,Ieff " Xewi ' ORT NeW ' S, Virginia Biology, Air Force — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Swimming 4, 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, -i, 1 ; Pistol Team 3; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1. Straining in the Rat Line did very little to change .le ft ' s distinct and likeable personality. Perhaps lie is one of the most amiable, softest spoken, and generally one of the nicest cadets in barracks. .left ' s nicer personality found strength and not weakness in the true demands placed on him at V.M.I. Some ivill remember .left ' as the Biology major stri ing to get into medical school for his rendezvous with destiny; some, because of his familiar position of late study in the shower stalls, still others for his fraghick-ing with the swimming team. Yet, to most of his Brother Rats, Jett ' Davis will long be remembered for kindness, pleasing per- sonality, and friendly " hello. " It ' s a pity there aren ' t ' more like .letf in life. RYLAXI) PAUL D.VVl.-. .IR. " Skip " CnARLOTTE-sviixi::, History, Infantry — Di.ftingui.ihed Military Student: Private 4, Corporal 3, 1st Sergeant 2, Captain " D " Company; Radio Amateur Club 4, 3. 2. President 1 ; Recreation Committee 1 ; Wesley Foundation 4. In September of 195S, Ryland Paul Da Ts left Partyville, Virginia i Better known as Charlottes- ville), prepared to take over the social leadership of V.M.I. It did not take our gallant Party-Boy long to discover that the Institute offered little in the way of the social activities to w hich he was accustomed, but he was undeterred. He thereby decided to become the first man in Institute historj- to be com- pletely " snowed " on an average of five times a year. While rising from corporal to first sergeant to captain. Skip has still found time to take a major part in other V.M.I. aetiWties. During his four years he has become one of those rarities in the cadet corps — an officer with a social flair. Skip nnll lie missed in many ways. Moose Lodge parties will lack the sparkle of liis personality; Delta Company will miss his leadership; and his Brother Rats, one of the nicest guys they have ever knowri. Lots of luck. Skip, wherever you go, and whatever you do. r r THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS .lAMF.S WILLIAM DEAN " Jimmy " RoAN ' OKK Rapids, Xorth Carolixa English, Armor — Private 4, 3, •i, 1; Commanders 3, 2, 1 ; Regimental Band i, 3, 2, 1 ; Bomb Staff 1 : Glee Club 4; Floor Committee 1; Intramural Wrestling 3, 2; Graphic Arts Society 3, ■i. President 1; R. E. Dixon English Society L Dean came to V.M.I, with a confirmed opinion of what constituted good taste and what did not. Since that opinion allowed no room for double timing at any time for any reason (For the record: Jim has never been boned for running in the court- yard, on th e W ' est side of barracks, on the stoops, or anywhere else), a subtle tension has existed be- tween Dean and the Institute since 1958. This tension, however, has not prevented him from finding a niche in the system and a place of friend- ship among an elite section of his class. As the twentieth century progresses, the Southern Gentleman has become increasingly rare, and in- creasingly valuable. There are no higher compli- ments that can be paid than to say that something or someone isi " 01d South. " Jim Dean deserves that compliment fully. Those of his Brother Rats who have come to know Jim during his slow march through the Institute are proud of him for preserv- ing traditions that need to be preserved and are pleased to think that these " finer things " will not disappear as long as Dean is Dean. ELMER HERMAN DEIBLER, JR. " Bill " Fentress, Virginia Chemistry, Armor — Private 4, Corporal 3, Ser- geant -2, Lieutenant 1; Intramurals 4, 3; American Chemical Society 4, 3, 1; Baptist Student Union 4, 3; Chairman of Ring Figure Invitations Com- mittee 2; Chairman of Informal Dances bj ' Band Company 1. In September 1958, Elmer found his way out of the swamps of Tidewater and found, to liis amaze- ment, that the world was not a peninsula. Since that time he has made his home away from home a pleasant one. Bill has carried on a mutual relation- ship with the Institute, for he has gained much, and in return has been a real asset to the Corps, as well as to the Institute. He learned early that there was a time and a place for everything and has done an excellent job of applying this to his cadetship. Wlienever there is something that must be done, he is all seriousness; but he has never failed to re- spond to a smile or a joke. A friendly and energetic guy, Bill has taken an active part in all the Corps ' activities. Somehow, Bill has managed to put a noose on a wonderful " swamp girl. " It would be great if he would divulge his secret of how to find a jewel like his. He is the possessor of one of the few real winning personalities which never seems to fail. We know that he will carry on this, his usual winning tra- dition. DONALD PAUL DeLUCA " Don " RocKAWAT, New Jehsbt Chemistry, Armor — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant i. Lieutenant 1; Distinguished Military Student, Outstanding Cadet Reserve Officers Training Corps, Summer Camp, Ft. Knox, Ky., Association of the ITnited States Army Reserve Officers Training Corps Medal; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Judo Club 4 ; Armed Forces Club 2, 1 ; Volunteer Tank Troop 2; Civil War Round Table 2; American Chemical Society 3, 2, 1 ; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Head Cadet Waiter, Map and Compass Award, Summer Camp. Don came to V.M.I, with " dreams of glory, " and it did not take too long for his dreams to turn into the real thing. I guess we can say that his Second Class year was the " frosting on the cake, " and his Senior year saw him busy proving himself, not resting on his laurels. It all started with Christmas vacation ' 60 when Don met Mary. Don did not stop there because with her inspiration he went on to make Deans List for the first time in his cadetship and proved himself to our civilian counterparts at Summer Camp by standing number one among 1500 R.O.T.C. Cadets. His first class year was featured with the " trials and tribulations of a cadet waiter. " As head cadet waiter, he was caught in the middle of two fast mo ing organizations, the Institute and the Mess Hall, but Don came rolling through in true Armor style and held his ground. JOSEPH RANDOLPH DUXKLEY, JR. " J. R. " Roanoke, Vikginia Chemistry, x rmor — Dixtiiigiiixhed Military Stvdeiit; Private i. Corporal 3, Sergeant ' 2, 1 ; Football -1, 3, i, 1; Track 4; Monogram Cluli 1; Intramurals 4, 3, ' 2, Manager 1; American Chemical Society 4, 3, 2, 1; Roanoke Club -t, 3, i, 1. J. R. was very active in all phases of cadet life while he was at the Institute. He had rank, made good grades, and was very active in sports. He was popular with his Brother Rats because he was one to always give a helping hand when it was needed. His sincerity and fricnilliiic u ill always be remem- bered by his roomni:ilr i pi . i:illy. Although J. R. had many strong pi)iiil . hi- ha.-, one weakness. Her name is Carol. We kTiow .1. 1{. will be a success in life as he has been at the Institute because he has the personal qualities to do it. J.R. was one of the left wingers of the cla mihI could be heard at every class meeting expre.- .-iiii; lii lilinal views. He is just one of those All-Anicrii an giiyv. good grades, sports, and leadership ability. DENNIS FLANNAGAX EASLEY " Big Ease " Caracas, Venezuela Civil Engineering — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; ( ' n f 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Basketball 3, i, 1; Intramural Swimming 3. -2,; Basketball i. Basketball Manager 1; Cliccrlcader 1; Monogram Minstrel Director 1; Bowling Ecague ' 2, Organizer; American Society of Civil Engineers 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Florida Club 1; Mono- gram Club 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3; Glee Club 3. The announcer at the Los Angeles Coliseum blared out — " And now . . . the winner . . . from West Palm Beach, Florida, Dennis Easley. " The crowd roared, the girls went wild as the " Big Ease " stepped up for his trophy. He had finally done it, twist champion of the world. At the following intcr- A-iew lie replied, " I learned to twist my Rat Year at V.M.I, to keep from stepping in things in the Rat Line. " Dennis will finish up four years of hard work at V.M.I, as one of the most popular members of our class. Whether it was as a cheerleader, or in the Monogram ilinstrel, or up at the G.C. he always kept us laughing. Not one of our Brother Rats failed to have his day brightened by a " Big Ease remark. " Dennis was active in many phases of life at V.M.I. : he played on the Golf Team, sang in the Glee Club, and organized the Bowling League, to mention a few. The only field he left untouched was the military, and how he missed being first captain will always be a mystery. We ' ll all hate to leave him, for you don ' t find someone like Ease often. He can ' t miss success because of his way with people. ARLIE M£LDOX EDDIXS, JR. " Junior " Arlington, Virglnh Mathematics (B.S.i, Armor — Fir. t Team All South- ern Conference Baseball i, 1: Private 4, 3, i, 1: Basketball 4, 3, -2, 1: Baseball 4, 3, i, 1, CapUin: Cross-Country 4; Intramural Football 3, i, 1: Monogram Club 3, 2, . Weldon, Jr. came to V.M.I, completely unaware of what was to happen in his ne.vt four years. How- ever, unlike most people, it didn ' t take him long to adjust to the system. Arlie always finds a way to adjust to am-fhing, and maneuvers in such a way as to always get the easy way out. Aside from this line, Weldon has made a name for himself both academi- cally and athletically. Along the academic trail, Weldon has always managed to make good grades, and has never fallen below sixth in his curriculum. Although he is active the year round in varsity sports, he took the challenge of one of the toughest majors, that of B.S. in Math. One of the chief reasons for Weldon coming to the Institute was that of Athletics. He has excelled both in basketball and in baseball while at V.M.I. After verj- fine rat years in both sports, he became a starter on the basketball team his second year, and has been a regular on the baseball team every year at V.M.I. Weldon was named to the All Southern Conference team as early as his second class year. Whatever Arlies plans are for the future, either in sports or some other field, with his splendid personality, friendli- ness, and truthfulness, we are sure he will be a tre- mendous success. THE BOMB i f THE , ■! FIRST CLASS JOHN MITCHELL EGER " John " Chicago, Illinois English, Infantry — Distinguished Military Student; Deatt ' s List 2; Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant i. Lieutenant 1: Cross-Countrv 4; Indoor Track 4, 3, -2; Outdoor Track 4, 3; Baseball ' 2; V.M.I. Cadet Advertising Manager 2, Managing Editor King Figure I.isue, 1, Business Manager; J .M.I. Saund- Of 1; Timmins Music Society 4, 3, ' 2, 1, President: R. E. Dixon English Society 4, 3, 2, 1; (Iraphic Arts Society 3; Religious Council 3; International Relations Club i, 1; Armed Forces Club ' 2, 1; In- tramurals 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Key Club 1. Though not usually what one could honestlj ' call a dedicated student, in the sense that some of his English major colleagues have been, .John has done well in his studies, certainly a reflection of his ability, if not of his industry. He hkes his sack as well as any man, in tact better than most, l)ut John is certainly not lazy when the challenges present themselves. John ' s greatest asset is his ability to draw out other people and make them feel at ease. His keen sense of perception (about people and things), his adeptness and persuasive powers, and his uncanny never failing ability to adjust himself in the com- pany of any group never cease to amaze his classmates. Few people in life seem to maintain warm smiles and shining personality as does John. Many roads of success in life are wide open to this pleasant and ambitious young man. THOMAS NELSON ELLIOTT AL NASSAS, Virginia English, Infantry — Distinguished Academic Stu- dent 4, 3; Distinguished Military Student: Who ' s Who Among Students in American CoUeijcs cnul Vniversitiesi English-Speaking I ' liion Scholarsliip for summer school study in ETigland, 3; Prixatr 4. 3, 2, Sergeant 1; Football 4, 3; Cadet Start ' 4, 3, •2, 1; BoMi! 2; " Rat Daddy " 3, 2, 1; Crows Nest i, 1 ; Tinnnins Music Society 1; Westminster Fellow- sliip 4, 3, i, 1. During the course of a lifetime, one meets only a few people who are consistently able to mak( the best of nearly everv situation. Such a person is Nelson Elliott. For three long years Nelson prepared himself diligently for the long awaited privilege of enjoy- ing the rank of First Class Private. L nfortunately, Nelson was not to see his dream fulfilled, for his uniforms suddenly blossomed Ser geant stripes at the beginning of his first class year. L ' ndis- mayed. Nelson reluctantly decided to make the best of the situation, and adapted himself to the innovation almost painlessly. Those of us who know Nelson well, however, will probably not remember him primarily for his military and academic achievements, but rather for his subtle sense of humor and strong sense of values. Nelson ' s many attributes, combined with his genuine concern for others can only lead him tlirough a life filled with friends and success. SPENCER HARDY ELMORE " Mother Goose " McKenney, Virginia Ci -il Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Swimming 4; American Society of Civil Engineers 4, 3, -2, 1; Monogram Minstrel 1; Rat Daddy 3, i, 1. " Mother Goose " inherited a great tradition from his dyke. Tommy Inge, and has managed to keep that tradition in style. Our third class year a familiar sight before D.R.C. was Elmore and his twin, Hoagland, frantically searching the stoop for acceptalile straight pants to wear to ranks. Elmore has always Vjeen economical in purchasing uniforms. (It is rumored that he has never owned a grey shirt or a coatee.); this savings has allowed him to spend his weekends in the broadening cultural activities that should be a part of every college man ' s education. Believing firmly that a good civil engineer, with a little help from his slide rule, can figure out a formula for pleasant li ' ing even in the midst of rigorous military surroundings, Elmore has always found a few moments every day for the sack and visiting among his many friends, at least two hundred thirty-nine of them in the Class of 1962. Although noted chiefly for liis absence at military functions, whenever men of good cheer gathered, Spencer was one of the most welcome of the group. It he will only brace his legs and concentrate, Elmore is sure to build a better bridge or write the great Chinese no ' el. ROBERT RHYS EVANS " Rob " Richmond, Virginia English, Air Force — Distinguished Mililanj Student; Honor Court 1 ; Private i, 2, Corporal 3, Color Sergeant 1; Track 4, 3: V.M.[. Cadet 4, 3, ' 2, 1, Editorial Editor; V.M.I. Bomb i, 3, 3; Chairman Ring Figure Committee -2; Ring Committee ' 2; International Relations Club 4, 3, i, 1 ; Cadi ' t Waiter 1, Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1. Seldom docs the Institute get the opportunity to entertain such a person as Rob Evans, and scldcmi will one take its advantages as he has done, or rather, let ' s say take advantage of it. Combining his intellectual capabilities (after a harrowing, carefree Rat Year) witli his driving desire to wrench a weekend from the In.stitute to see a certain dark- haired beauty in Richmond, Rob has distinguished himself in every phase of " life " at the Insitute. Certainly he distinguished himself at Ring Figure as Chairman of the Ring Figure Committee. Ah, but that was the least of his Ring weekend feats; we ' ll simply say that Thursday night at Roanoke was just as eventful as the figure itself. His first class year was the time of his final big triumph, as he attained a saber bearing rank, for after three years as a private, he became tired of a rifle. Ah, how the mighty have fallen. It was this easy for Rob. With his easy-going personality and a desire to try anything once (even the Air Force), how can he go wrong in life? We say he can ' t. DorcilAS STIUTTON FIEl.DKH " Doug " Springfield, Virgini.x Physics, Armor — Distinguished Academic Student 3, ' 2; Dean ' s List 3; Private 4, 3, ' 2, 1; American Insti- tute of Physics 3, ' 2, 1; Weslev Fellowship 4, 3, ' 2; Fire Fighting Detail 2; Key Club 1; " ' 256-135 Block. " Douglas Stratton Fielder, the answer to every Physics major ' s dreams, will always be remembered by his classmates. Just as all his Brother Rats, Doug has acquired certain associations at the Institute thai will never be forgotten: his fame lies in such things as the " Big Leg " and the " Little Leg " for which he is renowned, and a standing membership in the " ' 256-135 Block. " His military record is that of an ideal First Classman— Pvt. to Pvt. to Pvt. et al. . . . Doug will be remembered always as a member of " F Company of Old " and can be immediately recognized by the 30° tilt of his garrison hat. We, his roinnmatcs, can picture Doug in the near future sitting liehiiul a " Modjul " of buttons at Cape Canaveral with a wliite coat on ready to pull the switcli marked " Blast. " This stems fram the fact that he is such a student of science that he u-ill undotibtedli leave his luark some day. We are sure that Doug, with his " Positive Atti- tude " will go far in anv endeavor. Wll.I.IAM IIAHKISON FI-IIKK. -JK. " Bill " RiCHMO.VD, VlRGIXI.K Civil Engineering, Artillerj- — Rat Daddy 3, i. 1 : Johnny ' s 3, -2, 1 ; Private 4, 3, , 1 ; American Society of Civil Engineers 3, -2, 1: Newman Club 4, 3. i. 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, 5, 1: . rtillery Salute Detail ' 2, 1; Ring Figure Committee for Mess Hall Banquet Entering V.M.I, and becoming familiar with military customs was not a new experience for Bill- He had previous experience with such militar} ' customs in high school, but the R at Line was some- thing altogether dilferent. During our Rat Life, Bill fortunately never associated with what i? known to the " Old Corps " as the O.G.A. or the " Hike and (!un Club. " One person the new Rats never feared was Bill during his third or second class years. Bill didn ' t waste time straining Rats, instead he put his nose to the books and was one of the few cadets to max a geology quiz. During his four years he never went out for any sport, but one could see him after military dut.v changing into sweat clothes and heading for the g. ' m to work out with weights. From his present size one can tell the hours spent working out only helped the muscles of his arms, not those around the waist. Bills dream at present is to head north from his southern home i V.M.I, for a year of graduate stud.v. We are all sure his dream will come true, and a few years hence we will see Bill as either President of a large corporation or as an influential financier on Wall Street. THE I BOMB THE FIRST CLASS ' w . ' - ' j 7 W Q»i y RICHARD HOWE FRAVEL " Frav ' s " Plain City, Ohio Civil Engineering, Armor — Distinguished MiUiary Student; Private, 4, ' 2, Corporal 3, Sergeant 1 ; Bas- ketball i, 3, ' 2; Track 4, 3; Cross-Country i; Ameri- can Societv of Civil Engineers 3, i, 1; Monogram Club3, ' 2 l. " Fravel, Fravel, he ' s our man, if he can ' t do it, nobody can. " Tliis cheer was familiar to the ears of Dick throughout his high school years and during his basketball career here at Surely Dick has been a great asset to the Institute in his every Held of endeavor. By keeping on the good side of both the tactical staff and his fellow cadets, he has managed to accomplish the near impossible. Few are the cadets who can make themselves congenial with both the " Zebras " and the " Grubbs " ; Dick is one of these few. Last in a long line of Fravel brothers at V.M.I., Dick combines good grades with good times. He has managed to stay in the upper third of his curricu- lum; liowever, when not Imried in his C.E. books or pushing a roundball down at the gym, Dick may be found charming the girls from all the neighboring colleges at some party at the I0. , MAE, or KA house. CARL JOSEPH GALANTI " Shortie " WooDRiDGE, New Jersey Electrical Engineering, Air Force — Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Wrestling 4; Intramural Softball 4; Company Clerk 1 ; Cadet Waiters 2, 1 ; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Hop Committee 2, 1, Treasurer 1; American Association of Electrical Engineers 2, 1. One night four years ago Carl temporarily left . nne and his home in Woodridge to enter V.M.I. unaware of what was to come. He took the Rat Line, barracks life, and academics in stride and made many friends in the process. His friends will always remember Carl ' s heated argu- ments with Sheldon as to who was the shortest man in the corps, and how Carl had heels put on his shoes to become the second shortest cadet in bar- racks. " D. C. Tucker " will never forget Carl since he, as many other EE ' s, tried to measure 300 volts without a meter, and even through such minor mis- takes Carl still managed to become one of his top students. As one of the best cadet waiters, Carl always dis- played his hidden talents as a magician by doing such things as changing 20 dirty cups to 200 pieces and then back into 20 clean cups again. We, his Brother Rats, will always rest assured that Carl ' s exuberant personahty and willing hand will always be available to those in need. His life will become an even greater success than he has displayed here because he ' s finally taken that " Big Weekend " and returned home to Anne. HERMAN JOSEPH GEDRO " Ondie " West Point, Virgini. English, Air Force — . 11 Southern Conference First Team Baseball 3, All Southern Conference Second Team Baseball 2; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1; Baseball 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 2, 1. The big, husky, 6 ' 4 " , " Ondie, " came to the Institute in September of 1958, from West Point, ' irginia, on the wings of a basketball scholarship. Since his indoctrination into the " mansion on tlie hill, " his Brother Rats have seen him perform throughout his past four years as an active mainstay on both the basketball and the baseball teams. For tliree years Joe played at the pivot spot on the basketball team, his last year finding him back at his favorite position, forward. In baseball " Ondie " showed great versatility. During his third class year, he was named to the Southern Conference first team as au outfielder, and S.C. second team as a pitcher during his second class year. Aside from sports and bridge playing, Joe occa- sionally dedicated a few fleeting moments to his English curriculum. This, coincidentally, strongly correlated with his greatest desire for achievement ; graduation! After graduation, Joe looks toward a possible baseball career; or if the good fortune befalls him to achieve the all-sought-after status of milhonaire, he ' ll relax. But, come hell or high water, his Brother Rats wish him all the success and good fortune for whatever goal he strives. STEVE GIBBERSON " Turtle, " " Gibby " Baltimore, Maryland History, Infantry — Private 4, 3, i, 1; Westminster Fellowship i; Intramural Football 1; Armed Forces Club 1; Intramural ollovball 1; Fire Fighting Detail 2, 1. This Baltimore whiz of the Class of ' 6lB, ' GlC, or whatever the case may be, who is lovingly re- ferred to as the " Turtle, " came to V.M.I, with one intention in mind and will leave with that same intention still foremost. The intention. ' ' Marriage to a certain Miss in Baltimore. Majoring in History, the majority of his time was devoted to Horizontal Lab, in which he got his best grades. However when the chips were down and the pressure was upon him he could put his nose to the grindstone and come through with flying colors. The Turtle, or Gibby, has become an expert in his four years at V.M.I, in the art of acquiring demerits and is well known around Barracks for his famous attitude concerning military affairs. He is one who is always eager to volunteer his services beyond the call of duty at such times as Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. We are all sure that he will do well in life acquiring that peak of success that goes with everv well-liked person. Good luck, Steve! RONALD MEREDITH GILMAN " Ron " Ashland, Virginia Biology, Air Force— Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Baseball 3, 2, 1; Track 4; Wrestling 4; Monogram Club 1. Ron came to V.M.I, from a Richmond, Virginia, suburb — Ashland. As was the case with many of his Brother Rats of 1962, he didn ' t particularlj- care for walking the Rat Line. But, being the com- petitor he was, he fought his way through the " Tempest " year. Ron put his shoulder to the wheel and made the books his greatest concern; thus, making it to the graduation platform with the rest of his Brother Rats. Ron, better known in this case as " Mr. Wonder- ful, " didn ' t leave the girls out of his Cadet life entirely. He never actually got tied down to any one girl in particular — we don ' t really know whose fault this was — but he always had a date lined up. As an example of his " clutch " performances, Ron was always close to, but very seldom on, P.T. Road. Ron also found time to participate with the baseball team during his third, second, and first class years. He was a fine fielder and timely hitter in the crucial moments. Ron leaves the Institute behind him as one of Doc ' s Biology majors. We ' ll all remember him for his light, happy and optimistic attitude, and wish him the best of luck and greatest success in his ventures. G.VRY BLAKE GILMORE " Gary " Pittsburgh, Penxsilv.vxia Biology, . rmor — Distinguished Military Student 1 Private 4, Corporal 3, Private 2, Sergeant 1 Guard Mount Band 4, 3, 2: Intramurab 4, 3, 2, 1 Honor Tank Platoon 2; Army Fhght Instruction Program 1. Gary came to V.M.I, from McLean, Virginia, full of vim and vigor, and he has directed his efforts these four years to become a full-fledged il.S. Major. He hopes to get his R.A. Commission in Armor and go on in Army AWation. Although a true rebel at heart, he now resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but most of his time is spent here as he " presses up the liill of science. " An Electrical Engineer turned Biologi.- major, he uses his information to further his relation with the opposite sex. This intricate operation is furthered by the fact that he strums his guitar at the slightest suggestion of romance. Thus Gary rolls along, not a care in the world, taking things as they come, and never worrying — things aren ' t going to turn out right nohow I We are sure that an unwavering loyalty to V.M.I. will bring him back many times as we leave to make our way outside these walls. T e give our expression of " good luck " and " success " to a fine man and Brother Rat. THE BOMB 1 ff T THE FIRST CLASS CLYDE MERRITT GLOVER. JR. " Grasshojjpcr " Clifton Fouge, Virginia Chemistry, Armor — Private 4, 3, i, 1; American Chemical Society 3, ' 2, 1; Baptist Student I ' nion 4; Volunteer Fire Fighting i, 1; Intramurals 3, ' i; " Little John " Guard 4; Twilight Zone Fan Club 3. LTnlike most of our Brother Rats, Clyde knew what V.M.L was like hefore he came, but came anyway. Coming from Clifton Forge, Virginia, and being a true " Son of the Confederacy, " Cl.vde did not exactly appreciate the fact that he was assigned to a room with three Yankees. However, the intra- room Civil War soon ended and Clyde settled down to a NORMAL existence at V.M.L ' hen Clyde came to V.M.L, he had two goals: one was to be an alumnus of V.M.L, Class of ' 6 ' 2, the other was to graduate with a degree in Chem- istry. Clyde never lost sight of these tw ' o goals and worked with determination and ability toward both; however, Clyde was not one to let studies interfere with his extracurricular, weekend activities. In his Second Class year, Clyde became a member of the " Southern Sem Taxi Club, " and he made frequent trips to Sem to see a certain girl. In his four years at V.M.L, the " Grasshopper " made many friends, lie has the winning combination of a warm personality and a good sense of humor. After graduation Clyde plans to settle down with that particular someone, and begin his never ending " Rat Line. " We wish him luck and know that he will be a success in whatever endeavor he UTider- takes. JOHN MARSHALL GOLDSAIITH. JR. " John " R.IDFORD, VlRGINI.l History, Air Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, Supply Sergeant 2, Battalion S-4 1; Editorial Editor and Business Manager, The V.M.I. Cadet 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; International Relations Club 4, 3, -i; Unholy Four 2, 1. The " Great Wliite Rat " entered V.M.L ])n.- testing loudly that he wanted nothing to do with the band, and without plainly explaining what lie did want to do. He seems to have flowed along tlie lines which his ability dictates, despite the c;ireful training of his dyke, a first class private of some renown. However, in keeping w ' ith his d.vke " s general policies, John has promoted Goldsmith stock on the neighboring girls ' school campuses with varying degrees of success. Although he never smiles for pictures, his warm sense of humor has held him in good stead, with the exception of . ir Force Summer Camp. John ' s tastes run to tlie finer things of life, like money and New York, but we are certain that he will remain a good old Southwest Virginia boy at heart. At this time, -Lthn is looking forward to at- tending the UniMi- ily nf ' iiginia Law School, and we feel it only a i Ii-,l iindiction to say that liis high sense of re-] ibilily and integrity will distinguish him both in law school and later ' life. JAMES RONALD GOODYEAR " Ronnie, " " Goody " H. MPTON, Virginia Chemistry, Infantry — Private 4, Corporal 3, Ser- geant -i. Lieutenant 1: Rat Wrestling; Cadet Staff 3; Intramurals 3, " i, 1; Armed Forces Club 1; Tide- water Club 4, 3, ' •2, 1 ; American Chemical Society 3, 2, 1; Recreational Committee 1; Key Club 1; Fire Fighting Detail 2. Since entering tlic hallowed contines of the Insti- tute in the fall of ' 58, Ronnie has proven himself in e ' ery cablet endea ' or, large or small. He has fol- lowed the idea that anything worth doing is worth doing well. WTiether he was found working in the Chemistry Lab, playing intramurals, or raising hell at a class party, there was never any doubt that he had his heart in his work. He has risen in the military system to become Executive Officer of Bravo Company, while at the same time gaining the i ' riendship and admiration of all those who know him by his willingness to lend a hand to those of us who have needed it. Ronnie is one of the few cadets who combines all of the characteristics that we like to associate with the title " V.M.L Cadet " and, more important, " Brotlicr Rat " . ROBERTO GORBKA " Tito " Santukce, Puekto Rico Electrical Engineer, Armor — Disiiiigiiix iril Mllitarij Student; Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant ' 2, Lieu- tenant 1 ; Intramurals 4, 3, i, 1 ; Armed Forces Cluli 4, 3, ' i, I, Secretary ' 2, Vice President 1; Amateur Radio Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; American Institute of Electrical Engineers 3, ' 2, 1. When " Gorbs " matriculated at V.M.I., he was just as bewildered as the rest of us, but guidance from Henry and his own ingenuity kept him out of trouble, especially during " Ressy " time. V.M.I. ' s own personal ambassador from Puerto Rico has steadily stood high in his class and can always be relied upon to help his Brother Rats. A serious, hard-working boy, but ready at any time to party or to go along with a joke like a professional party boy, " Gorbs " will always have a place in our hearts. If these four years at ' .M.I. are in any way an indication of the future, we can lie sure that Tito will be one of the most successful KK ' s that " .M.I. has eyer seen. EDWARD ALBERT GORSUCH " (iorsc " Weston, Connkcticut Physics. Air Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, Ser- geant ' 2, Lieutenant 1; Wrestling 4, ' 2; Hing Figure Magazine, Picture Editor 2; American Institute of Physics 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Yankee Club 4, 3, " 2, President 1; International Relations Club 1 ; Armed Forces Club 1 ; Key Club President . The " Connecticut Yankee " stood in the arch in the Autumn of 1958 and decided that he would make his cadetship at V.II.I. a success. He has been successful in filling this goal, for he loaded his weighty Physics curriculum on his shoulders and pushed on to graduation picking up a set of Lieu- tenant stripes on the way. Ed ' s devotion to his Cadet activities were sidetracked during his Second Class Year by a blond beauty from Long Island, and it looks as though our boy will be altar bound in the near future. Though a strong supporter of the V.M.I, way of life, " Gorse " has often been seen at Goshen and at Pine Room parties, adding to the life of these most vociferously. Ed is the originator of many expressions such as — " lat are you — some kinda nut? " " Ed the Amiable " s " pursuits in life sliall lie many and varied; there is no doubt that he will be a liig success in all his undertakings. The Brother Rats " of ' Gi will always hold Ed in high esteem and remember him for his jo " ial and exuber- ant personality. LEWIS VAItaiAX GRA " BILL •Mustard " Bi K.NA Visn, Virginia Biology, . rmor— Private 4, 3, , 1: Cadef Staff 4: Rockbridge County Club 4, 3, i, 1; Wesley Foun- dation 4, 3, -2, 1 : Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, -2, 1; Glee Club 3, -2, 1; Monogram Minstrel 1. Lew, who missed being a " towuie " by about si. miles, struck out from the fair city of Buena Vista one bright morning in September of 1958, and journeyed to Institute Hill to cast his lot with the Class of " 6-2. Lewis entered the field of biologj " , although many felt that he had missed his calling, since he spent so much of his time whistling and patting his foot to the latest tune. For several years Lew ' s professors have been challenged to keep him awake, and so far he has beaten all comers. Much of this sleeping might be attributed to his day dreaming over a certain Madison Miss, the same Miss who brought an end to the wild, frivolous ways of our Bre ' r Rat at the end of his Rat Year. A ready smile and an always friendly disposition have made numerous friends among all classes for the lanky B.V. lioy. We will never forget him and, in return for his wonderful companionship, we can only wish him the best for alwavs. - I f« i I THE r BOMB THE FIRST CLASS : L RK HICKERSOX GRAYBILL, JR. " Mark " Salem, Vie!Gin ' ia Chemistry, Air Force — Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1 ; Football i, 3, ' 2, 1: Track i, 3: Monogram Club 1; American Chemical Society i, 3, ' 2, 1; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1; Roanoke Club i, 3, 2, 1. Mark will always be remembered for his easy going manner and unhurried way of doing things. He was never one to let anything bother him enough to make him rush. Mark ' s determination enabled him to succeed in all phases of cadet life, whether it was on the football field or in the classroom, and once he had his mind set on a goal, he would go after it until he had grasped it. Although Mark had many strong personal characteristics, he had one soft spot, and her name was Barbara. We know that Mark will be a success in life, and his strong charac- ter traits will always be remembered bv his Brother Rats. ALLEX XATHAXL L GUSTIX " Gus " Martinsville, Virgixh Biology, Armor — Private 4, Corporal 3, Private ■i. Private 1; Varsity Rifle Team 4, 3, 1; Armed Forces Club 3, ' 2, 1; Westminster Fellowship 4; Southside Virginia Club 3, 2, 1; Volunteer Tank Troop ' 2; Archaeology Club 4; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3; Pistol Team 3. Four years ago " Gus " came to V.M.I, from the hills of Martinsville with visions of becoming the world ' s greatest military genius, and as a sidelight the study of biology. V.Sl.I. is noted for building men; therefore, the " stud " spent many Wednesday and Saturday afternoons during his Rat Year on O.G.A. Hill as a faithful member of that great organization. After frequent trips to the first stoop with his spit shined combat boots, his military dreams rapidly faded away. However, Gus still studied the campaigns of Jackson, and set out to conduct his own valley campaigns to Staunton, Lynchburg, Harrisonburg, and to Dan ' ille, where victory was achieved and the war ended, finally. During his cadetship, Gus has been a very con- scientious student and is leaning toward a career in medicine. With his personality and ambition, we know Allen will be a success no matter what field he chooses to enter. WALTER CARL GWALTXT:Y, JR. " Joe " Fredehicksburg, Virginia Civil Engineering, Air Force — Distinguished Air Science Cadet; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramm-als 4, 3, 2, 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 4, 3, 2, 1. Joe came tlirough the arch that fme day in September, 1958, with a desire to gain recognition as one of the best liked Brother Rats of the Class of " 62. Throughout his cadetship you could find the ole boy talking, reading, or participating in some type of sports. His most liked and talked about adventures are in the world of basketball; in fact, during intramural basketball season you will find liun on the courts almost every day. As far as the Civil Engineering Department is concerned, Joe is known as the " plugger. " This has characterized his personality throughout his cadetship, and in any field of endeavor or challenge, .Toe will keep plugging away no matter how hard the task may be. Joe isn ' t known for his outstanding military achievement at the Institute. During his four years he has had an untarnished record of Private; however, his true military attributes were shown in his fine summer camp record. Throughout his cadetship he has come to be known as a great friend of any member of the class. His fine ability to make friends who will follow him throughout his life. There is no goal that cannot be reached by this very capable individual. W ' rj zy 1 K 5C NORMAN HALBERSTADT " Stormin Norman " Brooklyn, New York Biology, Air Force — Private -t, 3, i. Sergeant 1; Tennis 4; Basketball 4, 3, 2, Captain 1; Intra- raurals ' 2; Timmins Society 3; Monogram Clnli 3, 2, 1. Discarding his switchblade, but not his D.A., Norm walked in Jackson Arch that daj- in Septem- ber, 1958. With a basketball in one hand and a hairbrush in the other, he set out to turn V.M.I. into Flatbush Avenue. Though he never did quite succeed at this venture. Norm has accomplished many other things. With much regret, by the rest of the Southern Conference, he decided, as soon as he arrived, to rewrite the basketball record books at V.M.I. It was obvious what was going to happen, and sure enough, the records began to fall during his second class year. One of the Ft. Lauderdale troops in our second class year, he came back with a suitcase full of " war stories. " He is always looking for a good time and one of the " Old Corps " parties which are few these days. Norm has that sought-after talent of making friends, and his Brother Rats know tliat once he is your friend, there is none better. One of Doc ' s boys, he has always wanted to go to medical school, and we are sure that he will succeed; but no matter where he is, or what he is doing, we are sure his sincere manner and tremendous personality will make him a great success. With deep regrets we say good-by to a true Brother Rat. RANDOLPH MARSHALL HAMNER " Hams " Birmingham, Miciiig. n Math, B.A., Armor — Distinguished Academic Student 4, 3, 2; Distinguished Militanj Student: Whd ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; Superior Cadet Ribbon . ward; The Lemuel McKennie Long Jarman Award; Honor Court ' 2, 1; Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant, Regimental Supply Sergeant ' ■2, Captain-Regimental S-3, 1; Tennis 4, 3, 2, Captain 1; Swimming 4; Intramurals 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 1. From a land of many lakes where you would probably find him water skiing, comes the jo ial " Hams. " You might say that Ran is just on a four- year loan while attending VMI, for after gradua- tion he will climb in the " green dart " and point the old car for his home state, Michigan. Being of a conscientious nature. Ran set his goals at the very highest and strived to fulfill them. Ran is one of the most well-rounded members of the Class of lOG ' J, and he has achieved recogni- tion in the military, academic and athletic. " Hams ' way with people has allowed him to make many lasting friendships here at VMI. He also seems to manage with the opposite sex too; just ask him about spring vacations in Bermuda. Upon graduation Ran will finish his education by attending graduate school. As Ran steps out into the business world he is sure to be a success. ■ MLLL M DOUGLA.? HARRIS " Hairy " Portsmouth, Virginu Physics, Artillery — Distinguished Military Student; Private 4, Corporal 3, Supply Sergeant 2, Lieu- tenant 1 ; Tennis 4, 3; American Institute of Physics 4, 3, -2, 1; Armed Forces Club 1; Cadre 2. It was a dark day when the " Hair " left his beloved swampland and headed for the mountams. He fell in love with V.M.I, from the start and he immediately became the sharpest Rat in the secti on ■22; his shoes were immaculate; he was Mr. lililary. The only trouble was that he wasn ' t satisfied, he saw glory behind stripes and was destined to obtain as many as possible. TMiile Bill was doing all this " bucking " he also was able to become one of the top ranking physics majors, a feat in itself. . s the years passed on, less and less was seen of him around barracks because most of his time was spent in the physics building. L ' pon reaching his first class year and seeing that he could never be " C Company commander, since it was held by his roommate, our boy put away his polish and really hit the books. Bill has set an example that will be hard for anyone to match, and, as he leaves the walls behind him, his Brother Rats wish him all the success in the world. With his personality and desire to help others, we all know that Bill will have a long and fruitful life. THE BOMB I I hI THE FIRST CLASS I V tm V. i FREDERICK CHARLES HART " Fritz " Richmond, Vihginia History, Artillery — Private 4, Corporal 3, Private 2, Corporal 1; Soccer 3, 2; American Society of Civil Engineers 3; Armed Forces Club 3; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Intranmrals 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 4, 3; Cheerleader 2; Ring Figure Magazine 2. Once in a while you meet a guy having those intrinsic qualities that we all strive to attain. Fritz ' s unselfishness, understanding, and sparkling personality have brightened many dull moments for those who know him. As a rat Fritz made known in the " Finals " issue of the Cadet his intentions to become a military leader, as he was to be 1st ranking corporal in the Corps for the coming year. This rank seemed to hold a special place in his heart as two years later we found Fritz still leading his squad to the mess hall. Never one to put all his fish in one pond " The Fritzer " decided after two years in N.E.B. to move down the street to Scott Ship Hall and the History Department. When it comes to women no one knows any better than Fritz that variety is the spice of life. There ' s a lonely " Hart ' s " fan club at Mary Wash- ington large enough to form a contingency for a V.M.I, informal dance; however, the confirmed bachelor has been reformed by none other tlian " The Joyce. " Brother Rats come and go, yet Fritz has made a never-to-be-forgotten impression on us all. STANLEY EUGENE HENNING " Stan " HuNT.SVILLE, Al. B. . IA History, Infantry — Distingtiished Academic Student 3, 2; John Letcher Award 2; Superior Cadet Ribbon Award 4; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; ' 62 Ring Committee 2; Cartoonist V.M.I Cadet Staff 1. Stanley Eugene Henning arrived at the Virginia Military Institute on that fateful day of September 10, 1958, in a rather flustered condition, and has remained that way ever since. His early and devoted interest in the Rat Line will long be re- membered by the Class of 1961, especially the occupants of room 218. Our Third Class year saw a change in Stan, as illustrated by his sensational rise in both academic and military curriculums; since then he has been declared a Distinguished Student by the V.M.I. Academic Board. Stan, a talented artist, has contributed much in tliis field to both the In.stitute and our class. Designing our official class emblem and half of the class ring, drawing cartoons for the school newspaper and innumerable posters for the " Big Red " cheering section has consunicd a great deal of Stan ' s valuable time, which he has uTiselfishly given. To one of our finest Brother Rats, a brilliant soldier, scholar, and future statesman, we extend our very best wishes for a successful future which we know will be his. THOMAS HOLLINGER HENRIKSEN " Dwarf " West Palm Beach, Florida History, Infantry — Distinguished Military Student; Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, Lieutenant — Battalion Operations Officer 1; Fencing 4; Gym- nastics Team 3, 2, Captain 1; Armed Forces Club 2, 1: International Relations Club 2, 1; Florida Club 4, 3 ; Tumbler 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Volunteer Fire Fighters 3, 2; Association of the United States Army ROTC Medal; Assistant Physical Instructor. From Detroit, lichigan, and West Palm Beach, Florida, came Tom the Dwarf. Although small in stature he had big plans for his career at V.M.I, and many members of the Class of 1963 that remember room 380 will vouch for this; however, Tom did not spend all of his time disciplining Rats. From his very first day here he was determined to do well academically; this is evidenced by his repeated appearance on the Dean ' s List. In spite of his high academic standing, he is by no means a bookworm, for almost every afternoon, if you would happen to look down in the gym, there you would happen to see him working out on the rings, parallel bars, horizontal bars, or trampoline, getting in shape for his frequent trips to Mary Baldwin. Although Tom has never been a wrestler, he has been known to get pinned. The pigmy ' s future plans include Law School, and, of course, a tour with Uncle Sam ' s Ground Pounders. Tom ' s drive and determination will greatly aid him in the attainment of success in later life. s» , " wr : -X JAMES WEEKS HILLER " Rabbit " Canajohahie, New York Chemistry, Air Force — Dean ' s List i: Private 4, Corporal 3, Platoon Sergeant 2, Supply Serjeant 1; Golf 4, 3, •i: Untramurals 4, 3, 2; Glee Clnb 3; Armed Forces Club 2, 1; American Cheiniial Society 3, -2, 1 ; Fire Fighting Detail 3, -2, 1 ; Flight Instruction Program 1; Yankee Club 4, 3, i. In September 1958, the " Canajoharie Flash " got his clubs together and came to V.M.I. After his arrival he found that he hadn ' t come to a country club; however, he was not dismayed, and got right to work. With the coming of spring, several things changed. One day he wrinkled his nose and " The Rabbit " he was permanently tagged. A little later, he wasn ' t a " Rat " any more, and last, but far from least, he finally got to plav As a " Rat with a radio, ' he added the Glee Club and some stripes to his endeavors. Later, he e en went so far as to major in golf and minor in Glee Club. He also attended classes occasionally. The years following were very successful for " The Rabbit, " both academically and otherwise. His secret was hard and constant ork. The Dean ' s List, Summer Camp, and the flight program, were added to his list of barriers successfully conquered. Jim has been an asset to all who have known him. He has proven himself as a Brother Rat and as a student. Whether he stays in the Air Force or pursues chemistry, we who know can say, " He ' s a good man. " JOHN WELDON HOBBS " John " Oakton, Virginia History, Marine Corp.s — Private 4, Corporal 3, First SiTgcant, Regimental Sergeant Iajor ' 2, First Hattalion Commander 1; Swimming Team 4; ' .M.I. Ranger Unit, Executive Officer 3: V.M.I. Combined Arms Unit, Commander 1; Infantry Seminar 2; Rat PX Manager 1; Yankee Club 4. In his Rat Year John spilled some catsup on his blouse sleeve and he hasn ' t been the same since. The Marine Corps has him, and anyone not be- lieving that the Marines are the best branch can get an argument from him at any tine, and his work and responsibility in the Corps hasn ' t kept John from pursuing and winning an old flame. Full of new ideas and unbounding energy, he pressed on to impro e and better conditions he found inadequate. Hours in the hand-to-hand pit and rappolling oft ' the clift ' s of surrounding mountains, are iTidications of the stamina he exhibits. Whether trifling with Rats in the Rat PX or just sleeping, as all History majors will do, the wheels always turned, contriving new money making schemes. Easily adapting to the situation, civilian or military, John is admired and respected by all who come in contact with him, and he will make and keep friends ' herever he goes. WILLIAM CL.VRENCE HOKHL ••BiU " PlTCAIRN, PeXXSTLVAXU Electrical Engineering, Artilleri- — Private 4, 3, 2, 1 : Football 4, 3, i. 1: Track i: Weight Lifting 3: Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1: Radio Club 3: Monogram Club 1 ; American Institute of Electrical Engineers 3, 2, 1. Being from a military background, " Hateful " Hoehl took to V.M.I, as the proverbial duck took to water. Although it was a struggle to decide which military school to attend, V.M.I, finally won out o%er West Point. BUI immediately settled down to the rigors of a military Ufe and was well known throughout the third stoop, where he spent much of his time. There were times in which Bill strayed just a little from the high militarj- goal which he set for himself, and when he strayed from the straight and narrow path, he really strayed. We will all always remember the famous raid on Blacks- burg in the " borrowed " government truck. Who drove the truck. You guessed it — " HatefiJ " Hoehl, but Bill managed to make up for this small blot on his record with a fine performance at sum- mer camp. Behind his militarj- front. Bill is a good buddy and friend, and is always good for a chuckle when the chips are down. WTierever the future may take him. Bill will always know that the best wishes of us all 20 with him. THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS Y- JAMES WALTER HOGUE, III " Jim " Arlington, Virginia Chemistry, Infantry — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant ' 2, 1st Sergeant 1; American Chemical Society 3, ' 2, 1; Fort Lauderdale ' 2; Organic Cliemis- try i. In writing about this " fella " there is much that can be said which in one brief sketch would be im- possible. Jim ' s service to the Institute, whether it has been through the military aspect or the class system, has truly exhibited a vast amount of color and integrity. Jim has accepted his responsibilities and performed his duties in a manner that lea es very little to be desired. One notable aspect of Jim was that when he was a private he carried a sabre to more parades than he did a rifle. Never really " gung-ho " to the extent that it governed his many thoughts, he was regarded as being one of the sharpest when he wanted to, and not even the tac staff could hold him back as his first class year saw him become a first sergeant. One of Jim ' s most loved possessions here at the Institute was that of everybody ' s, his hay. Here you could find him in almost any spare moment, and for sure on Wednesdays and weekends. It seems by this standard he should have been an L.A. When June passes you can be sure that Jim and his many fine characteristics (even his Immor producing one) will truly be missed by all of us. Best of luck from the Class of ' 62. WILLIAM CAIMERON HOPE, III " Ilampster " RiCH.MOND, ViRGINI.A. Civil Engineering, Air Force — Private 4, 3, ' 2, Sergeant 1; Rat Rifle Team Manager 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 4, 3, ' 2, 1 ; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Archaeology 4, 3; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1. The " Big Bopper " came to V.M.I, from the good ol ' Town of Richmond. Bill never has been able to see eye-to-eye with the Institute on many things, and from the first they took an ardent dislike to each other. This friction, inevitably led to war. Bill lost all of the battles except the last one, that being the day he drove away from limits gates clutching his coveted sheepskin. This confirmed civilian cared little for the military; in fact, if it hadn ' t been for uniforms, drill, and other things, he admits it might have been a little more enjoy- able at V.M.I. Nevertheless, enemies of the nation beware, the Bopper is not unacquainted with Ranger tactics, thanks to a Sophomoric mistake. Bill never could grasp the liberal artist ' s concep- tion of work, but by the same token, he had a fairly difficult time explaining all those academic terrors that occupied so much of his time such as: cement, dirt, sewers, and sand box 40L Yes, the Big Bopper is leaving V.M.I, now, but with him he will take many memories of friendship made, and good times had. WALTER TRAYNHAM HOUSTON, JR. " Traynham " AsHEviLLE, North C. rolin. Civil Engineering, Air Force — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Baseball, Varsity Manager, 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramurals 4, 3; Cadet Staff 4; International Relations Club 2; Armed Forces Club 2; American Society of Civil Engineers 4, 3, 2, 1; Usher for J. M. Hall Church Services 3, 2, 1 ; Company Food Repre- sentative 1. Traynham came from the land of fast cars, fair women, and the best corn liquor in the world. Although he has done verj ' well in his C.E. cur- riculum, his extracurricular activities have not been hampered in the least. To Traynham, V.M.I, has been a slight incon- venience, but he hasn ' t let it get the best of him. During his rat year we spent many a Sunday morning keeping our little hero awake at S.M.I, after he had run the block, or just been out drinking with some of the boys. There is one good point deserving mention about Traynham, he was never a quitter — he was one of the most consistent members of the " cross-country rifle club " the Institute has ever seen. Traynham hasn ' t always had the fairest women — in fact, during his third class year we threatened to send him to E.C. if he took a certain date uptown. In all seric)u iic Tr.-tynham has made the years at V.M.I, livialilc anil nmetimes even enjoyable; he is one of the l» l fn.iid. a person could ever have. f . ROBERT MASON HOWARD, JR. " Bobby " MONTGOMEHY, AlaBA1L Physics, Air Force — Distinguished Air Science Cadet; Private 4, 3, i, 1; Football 4; Golf i, 3, i, 1; Deep South Club 4, 3, ■•2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, ' 2, 1 ; " E " Company Clerk 1; Brookside Manor 1; Flight Instruction Program 1; Armed Forces Club 4. In the fall of 195S, from Alabama lands of moon- pies and R.C. Colas, young Bobby Howard made his waj- northward to begin what most boys of this young and tender age look forward to — four years of college. Unfortunately V.M.I, did not turn out to be another Alabama or Auburn; Bobby, however, did not let the military aspect ruin his good nature, and at the end of his Rat year he was a confirmed Brother Rat Cleansleeves. After a somewhat socially slow Rat j-ear Bobby entered his third class year with the intent of doing some serious partying. This intention wa s carried out to the fullest. Being a thoughtful friend he often lined his roommates up with some " wonderful " dates. Usually these dates wound up as candidates for the pig pool due to their good looks and charming personalities. Bobby ' s partj-ing attitude continued into his second class year until it was brought to an abrupt halt due to an innocent jaunt into town to see a movie. After pajnng the price of 15-3-60 for a couple of carefree hours, Bobby is back again, this his first class year, for a little more kicking. Wienever he is needed he can always be found at the nearest hell-raising get- together. EDWARD GEORGE HOWE " Eddie " Endicott, New York Biology, Infantry — Dean ' s List Student; Distin- guished Military Student; Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, i, 1 ; American Chemical Society 4; Aquatic Board of Leader Examiners 3, 2, President 1 ; Aquatic Club 3, -2, President 1; Yankee Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, i, 1: Catholic Choir 4, 3, -2, 1; Cadet Assistant to the Swimming Department 4, 3; Boys ' Sports ' Program 4, 3, 2, 1; . rchaeological Club 4, 3; Intramurals 4, 3, ' 2, 1. Eddie came to the " pleasant abode " from the great metropolis of Endicott and immediately began to become known and well liked by all. He headed straight for the Biology Building to add to his ex- tensive knowledge in tlie natural sciences and, after many of Doe ' s kidney and neck punches, he man- aged to pick up " some pearls of wisdom " to become one of Doc ' s " better students. " Being very military from the start, Ed wanted to do all of his drilling in a dental chair, but after an extensive career as the " Corps Physician ' ' for minor aches and pains, he decided on a career in medicine. Burning more " midnight oil " than anyone else in barracks, he managed to become everything he desired. . well-rounded individual, active in all phases of college life, success and distinction as in the past will always be with him and he will remain well remembered bv us all. WALTER H. HYLTON, IH " Walt " South Hill, Vikglsu Biology, Air Force — Private 4, Corporal 3. Sergeant ■2, Sergeant, Guidon Bearer; Intramurals 4, 3, i, 1: Guard Mount Band 4. 3, -2; Wesley Foundation 4, 3, -2, Secretary 3, ice President 2. " Mioa Rat. Miere are you from ? " " South Hill, Virginia, Sir. " " Miere ' s that, mister. " " That is the way a four-year stay at V.M.I, started for Walt and even now at the end of the four years that question still prevails. Besides knowing where he is from, Nalt knows whence he is going. As a Biology major, Walt had no aspirations to become a doctor. At first he, as many of liis Brother Rats, had no idea of his future. . 11 of a sudden Walt decided to become another Clarence Darrow. We are sure he will be a gcod one, because of his ability to prove a point. Although Walt did not have any plans to become involved with one certain " bird, " somehow this has happened. ' hether anj-thing will come of it re- mains to be seen. One thing is certain: Walt will get what he wants, be it female or a law career. THE BOMB IfrHE FIRST CLASS tm w M ' 1— ' rr i CARMINE JOHN IXTESO " Ciege " Chatham, New Jersey Civil Engineering, Air Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant i. Supply Sergeant 1; Wrestling 4; Rifle Team Manager 1 ; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Newman Club 4, 3; Yankee Club 4, 3, -2, 1: Vice President; South Side Virginia Club ' •2: Ring Figure Finance Committee •2; Skin Diving Club 1; Inter- national Relations Club 1; Fire Fighting Detail 3. In the autumn of 1958, a suave guy from the heart of Yankeeland sauntered into Lexington, and with liis casual air of approval, he began his illus- trious cadetship. From that day forth, C. J. per- formed his duties with excellent acumen. Though a serious minded fellow at times, he has been seen, on occasion, driving his Corvette through town in " civies " on his way to the Pine Room, or Goshen. V.M.I, has gained a cadet who combined organi- zational ability with inexhaustible energy to m ake his cadetship a success. This will cast the dye for his future successes in lousiness. C. J. is the barracks organizer, lawyer, and financial consultant; with his perspicacity there is little doubt that he will do very well in the Barrister ' s world. Whether he ' s having a snowball fight, or following his coffee diet, old " Buy Low, Sell High " does it well. With his ability to help people and to get along with others, he has made himself a true friend and highly re- garded " Brother Rat. " LARRY LYNN JACKSON " Little League " Bryan, Ohio Chemistry, Armor — Distitignished Academic Sfiideiit 4, 3, i, 1; Distinguished Military Student; James Lewis Howe Chemistry Award 2; Smith-Douglas Scholarship 1; Who ' s Who in American Colleges and Unirersifies; Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, Lieutenant 1; Religious Council 3, ' 2, 1, Vice Presi- dent 1; Westminster Fellowship 4, 3, 2, 1, Secretary ' 2, Vice President 1; Civil War Round Table 2, 1, President 1; American Chemical Society 3, ' 2. 1: Honor Tank Platoon 2; Fire Fighting Detail 3. 2, 1 : Yankee Club 4, 3, 2. Ohio has given the world many fine leaders, and in the fall of 19.58 V.M.I, received another. Larry Lynn Jackson, better known to his friends as " Little League, " with distinguished academic, military, and extracurricular activities, has upheld the fine Ohio tradition. V.M.I, has meant numerous " ups " for Larry, especially during those long honor list furloughs, and limited " downs, " with the Roanoke party being a definite " down, " but, in general, " Little League ' s " climb to success was a flawless example of determi- nation and hard work. Although Larry will only admit to four mistakes nuide in successive Septembers, the chemistry de- partment will long remember the " Great Flood " instigated by their top JAMES DONALD JOHNSON " Don " APO, New Y ' ork, New Y ' ork Civil Engineei-, Infantry — Private 4, Corporal 3, Private 2, Private 1; Varsity Rifle Team 4, 3, 2, Captain I; Armed Forces Club 2, 1; Rat Discipli- nary Committee 1. Don came to V.M.I, with three goals in mind: a Regular Army commission, a diploma, and to enjoy tour years at V.M.I, to the best of his ability. It is a known fact that he has been successful in all three. Don ' s many " extracurricular " activities, his unique ability to evade formations, and the fre- quent calls of " Do-o-on " at the window 209 soon made him one of the most popular cadets in bar- racks. With a good sense of humor, and always ready to lend a helping hand, Don has earned the admiration and true friendship of all his Brother Rats. With a brilliant future in the Army facing him, we can all rest assured tliat Don will be heard from X JAMES ROLAND JOHNSON " Jim " Arlington, Viuginia History, Navy— Private i, 3, 2, 1; Football 4; Rifle Team -i, 3, 2; Monogram Club 3, -2, 1; Cadet Start ' J, 1; Brookside Manor ■i, 1; Intramurals •2, 1; Ring Figure Magazine Committee ' 2. Oown from Arlington bounded " little " Jimmy Johnson to begin his four years of higher learning. For some reason this " healthful and pleasant abode " didn ' t quite agree with the lad. Due to his I.G.A.S. attitude he spent a considerable amount of time on the fifth stoop. It .seems that Jimmy .just never could go along with tlic " get your chin in " idea of some of the third cla.ssmcn. After a trying Rat year filled with much confinement, he emerged, bursting witli all the character that miserable period was supixiscd to have instilled in him. During his third class year Jimmy acquired the affectionate nickname commonly attributed to be " Bufo americanus. " His Sunday mornings fre- quently looked like the end of the world because of his over-indulgence on the preceding Saturday night, at any one of his various haunts. He was building quite a name for himself at Mary Baldwin (on whose Black List he was once at the top), the Crow ' s Nest, and the Moose Lodge, until he met a certain sweet gal from Oklahoma. Upon graduation Jimmy leaves liehind many friends, but he will always be remembered for a nature that can lead him to Tiotliiiig but the best in the future. KENNETH FRANKLLN JOHNSON " Ken " W.WERLY, ViRGINI.V Civil Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, 1; Baseball 4, 3, 1; dec Club 4; .Vnierican Society of Civil Engineers 3, i, 1; Cadet Waiter 2, 1; Intramurals 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Tidewater Clul) 4, 3, 2, I. Having been favorably impressed with V.M.I. on " High School Weekend " in March of 105S, Ken decided that cadet life suited him fine and that he would enter the Institute the following September. Being a " C.E., " Ken has mastered the use of the slip stick. Head ' s Modulus, and Murphy ' s Law and most of the time can be found slaving over a hot slide rule or drawing board. " Possum, " as Colonel Dillard named him, be- lieves that all work and no play isn ' t worth a hoot. When the weekend rolls around, ol ' Ken rolls right along with it. With party hat on head, you can bet that Ken will be right in the middle of everything kicking as much sturt ' as anybody. Since peas (ground type), pigs, and plowing are Ken ' s first love, it ' s hard to tell whether he will be a gentleman farmer or a bridge builder of the highest orilcr, but you can rest assured that with his quick wit and straight thinking he will ac- com])lisli whatever he undertakes. ROBERT LEE STINSON JONHS " Stin.son " D.VLLA.S, TenL, .S Biology, Artillery — Who ' .i Who Among SludenU in American CoHege.i and UnireTsitieK: Private 4, 3, Sergeant -2, 1 ; Football 4, 3, 2. Tri-C ' aplain 1 ; Track 4, 3, 2; Monogram Club 4, 3, 2, 1: Texas Club4, 3, -2, 1. Since early in his cadetship, Stinson set out to make his four years at the Institute one in which he could look back on in future years and say to himself, " a job well done. " He became one of the last two rats to earn a varsitv monoeram letter in football his Rat Year. The Dallas flash has been one of the most outstanding football players to come along at V.M.I, in a long while, and for his outstanding contribution to the " Big Red. " his teammates elected him as one of the tri-captains. Besides his skill on the gridiron. Stinson has done equally well in the classroom. His name has con- stantly been seen on the Dean ' s Li ' f. Even with all of his academic and athletic achievements, he has still found time to do his share of partj " ing: few of his buddies will forget the fine bUnd dates he got for them, . fter four long years at V.M.I., Stinson will enter Medical school. Tliere is no doubt that he will be a credit to his chosen pro- fession. All of his " Brother Rats " wish the very best to one of our outstanding: men of ' i 2. BOMB ; THE FIRST CLASS 7 H ■i C.iRL MOORE JORDOX " Carl " Norfolk, Virginia History, Infantry — DisHngiiished Military Stude?ii; SAR Good Citizenship Medal; Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant ' 2, 1; Fencing -1, 3, ' 2, Co-Captain 1; Glee Club 4, 3, Secretary ' 2, Vice President 1 ; Infan- try Seminar i2, 1; Ring Design Committee ' 2; Ring Figure Committee 2, Mess Jacket Chairman; Chil- dren of the American Revolution 4, 3, 2, National Vice President 1. Carl intended to be a Mink, but somehow got sidetracked. Being a professional NCO, he feels he is qualified to correct rifles and the tail end of a platoon. Having come from Norfolk, he hkes the smell of the swamp. He hopes he is headed for law school, or maybe an Army career, but wlien he settles down, vou can bet it will be on the flat ground. VICTOR DONALDSON KANE " Don, " " V.D. " Newport News, Virginl . Physics, Infantry — Private 4, Corporal 3, 1st Sergeant, Sergeant 2, Lieutenant 1 ; Swimming 4, 3, 2, 1 ; American Institute of Physics 4, 3, i, 1 ; Slono- gram Club 3, 2, Ticket Chairman 1; Glee Club 4, 3; Intramurals. Tien Don came into barracks for the first time, he was a lad of a very quiet nature. Since that first day, some say a change has taken place in this boy; others say that the only thing about him that has remained the same is his birthday and his home- town. Yes, Don has changed a great deal mentally and physically. The statement that V.M.I, makes men out of boys certainly has been fulfilled to the utmost extent. In the military system very few can deny that Don has made his impression here. In the field of sports, " V.D. " has come from a position with no experience to become a Southern Conference champion, placing his times on the board for other athletes to admire and stri -e to surpass. Yes, all will agree that Don Kane has left a very commendable record behind, and will continue on in the same manner. GARY ROBERT KAYLOR " Gary " Ro.iNOKE, Virginia Chemistry, Artillery — Distinguished Military Stu- dent; Battery Commander of Salute Detail 1; 1st Sergeant of Salute Detail 2; Dean ' s List 2; Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 1, Football 4; Soccer 4; Intramurals 4, 3, " i; Captain 1; American Chemical Society :2, 1; Fire Fighter 2; Armed Forces Club 1; Roanoke Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; American Society of Civil Engineers 3. September 10, 1958, was a day Hke all days that illuminate our time, except Gary was here. He was embarking on a period of enlightenment that is only the privilege of few teenagers. It was here that this brilliant orator gave his famous dissertation on " The Dinosaur and the Ant, " a masterpiece of V.M.I. Literature. Al- though Gary changed from Civil Engineering to Chemistry those who know his work will agree Gary should have been an English Major. JSly first encounter with this fine " Character " was in our Third Class Year when he joined Club 360. I am sure that all his Brother Rats will agree with me when I say it has been a pleasure to have known such a fine Keydet. That is, most of the time, anyway. Gary has distinguished himself scholastically by making the Dean ' s List, and he is planning to go to graduate school where he will surely continue to display his fine academic ability. After June, he plans to get married. No matter what private firm Gary works for, he will be a real asset to industry. . WESTERN UNIC TELEGRAM 7 [RDVA -101 PDaPAiiVIDDJ SIR ;■ :■::? EST DET DOli KAHI- = ;00:.- 251 Wl LEXiHGTOil VIR= :SOR?.Y i:,!POSSIGL£ FOR . ' .IE TO COJ: Ta.iORRO ' ■ ROLA [D DANNY RISER " D. K. " Arlington, Virginia Klcctrical Engineering, Artillery — Distinguished Military Student; Private -t. Private 3, Private ' 2, First Sergeant 1; Baseball -4; Ham Radio Club 3; Intramurals 3, ' •2, 1; Saturday Night Rum Coke Club 2, 1. For nearly tour years now, Daiiny has been a " man out of his Element. " This unfortunate situation has not, however, kept ole D.K. from at least attempting to return to his element every weekend. Rarely, indeed, would the eve of an approaching weekend find D.K. without a planned Excursion to W. L. or some comparable institu- tion. Even so, he has " led two lives " much more successfully than most of us, and upon graduation he will undoubtedly find that he has remained es.sentially a civilian at heart. In spite of his fondness tor the good life, Danny has managed to establish for himself an enviable academic record, while at the .same time, deceiving the institute into believing that ho might be a good First Sergeant. l nlike his mihtary career, Danny ' s academics always come first, - lthough Danny has had his share of fun, he has not forgotten the ingredients for success, and we know that he will find a life tilled with many friends and constant happiness. ROBERT WALTER LAMBERT " Bob " London Bridge, Virginia Civil Engineering, iVir Force — Private -t. Corporal 3, Color Sergeant 2, Second Battalion S-1, 1; In- tramurals 4, 3, 2, 1 ; American Society of Civil Engineers 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; . rmed Forces Club 4, 2, 1; Distinguished Air Cadet. London Bridge came tumbling down four years ago, wlien Big Bob packed his bags and left for the Institute. His greatest chore during his Rat year was to master the art of driving the stairs, for it seemed that he took a tumble almost every trip; militarily, however, Bob ' s first year was quite a success, for liis name was ne ' er to appear on the excess list or the confinement sheet. His great love for sports has made him a fine competitor, and on any spring afternoon he can be found on the tennis courts or the baseball diamond. Though he developed slowly. Bob has become a pretty fair party man and he has made the scene at many a Tidewater Club party. After graduation Bob has three years in the Air Force staring him in the face. Due to liis military accomplishments here, he cannot fail to be any- thing but a success. In any endeavor Bob ' s great personality will stand him in good stead. We wish the best of everything in the future and hope that his desire for real happiness will be fulfilled. LOUIS CEMAR L. XDRY, III " Tuck " New Iberu, Locislvna Biology, Armor— Private 4, 3, 2, 1: Judo 4, 3: Canterbury Club 4, 3, 2; Virginia Ac-ademy of Science 4, 3, 2; Archaeolocv Club 4. 3, 2; Fire Fight- ing Detail 3, 2; Member of ' 62-B 2, 1: V.M.I. Bomb Photographer 2; Hokie Hi Raiders 4, Con- traband Club 2. Louis Cemar Landry, generally known as " Tuck, " or by other less respectable names, oozed out of the primordial mud of southern Louisiana into the lap of luxury which V.M.I. ratdom in the " Old Corps " ' — represented. Though few who really know Tuck would in any way disparage his latent ability, even fewer would say that he has performed to his capacity. Per- haps his mind has been elsewhere — certainly since liis Rat year he has been seriously distracted by constant thoughts of a certain very attractive young lady with whom he has future plans. In spite of adversities, with a minimum of effort Tuck managed to knock on through until one bleak Sunday morning in December of 1960 — a day that will, for him at least, " live in infamy, " — and Tuck thought it a felicitious time to begin his Christmas furlough. Though most of Tuck ' s Brother Rats will leave the confines of the stucco walls a year ahead of liim, we admonish him with a kick in the seat and wish him " Good luck " and " Godspeed. " THE BOMB i Kthe FIRST CLASS H 0 LJ WALTER PATRICK LAXG, JR. " Pat " LoMPOc, California English, Infantry — Disiinguished Cadet 3, 2; Deans Honor List 3, i; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Unirersilies; Distinguished Military Student; Private 4, Private 3, Private ' 2, Private — Regimental Sergeant Major 1; Judo 4, 3; R. E. Dixon English Society 3, ' S, 1 ; Cadet Ranger Unit 3; Combined Arms Program 1; New Cadet Social Committee 1, Secretary. All through his cadetship Pat has remained true to himself; he is a distinguished student whose interests ha ' e nut i)een narrow. Aside from excelling in the English Curriculum he has pursued liistory, politics, international relations, and, not upon a few occasions, has put minks to shame in W L Russian classes. All this preparation has had its purpose for Pat; he has decided to strive to become a man of action, a man attempting to cnii lruil particulars in a world of change. Pat has con i i llli.Jll ly rejected a career as an instructor or Im iiM .■.. iiiiiii. He has chosen to occupy himself securing the freedom of our country. Though all Pat ' s interest have been directed to- ward this one goal, we know that all his decisions as an officer will not be based on precedence; his actions will be based on a knowledge of his duties, and his knowledge of humanity. He would probably attempt to educate Falstaff, even though he knows it to be impossible. CHAUXCEY MARTIN LAPP, JR. " Blob " Corning, New York Biology, Air Force — Private i. Private 3, Private ' 2, Private 1; Judo Team 4; V.M.I. Glee Club 3, -2; V.M.I. Commanders ' 2, 1: Intrainurals 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Company Food Representative . The North ' s loss was the South ' s largest gain when the Blob wandered down South from the northern city of Glass. How Chauncey ever found V.M.I, has yet to be discovered, but it is suspected that he was looking for W. L. and was directed to Jackson Arch by mistake. Ever since, he has been trying to live the life of a " mink, " with a few extra- curricular activities, like academics, thrown in just for sport. Finally, after four years, Chauncey is convinced that he has found himself a home here. His aliilities cannot be adequately measured by his outstanding academic record alone, for he has conlribulc.l much to the corps " entertainment with active ' |iaiiicipation in the Commanders and the RciiinniiLiI H.ind. He has also managed to return to barracks after every trip with a new address or two. As the prospects of Medical School have ap- proached, he has grown more determined than ever, and has somehow managed to find time for every- thing. With such determination, he is bound to succeed in whatever he attempts. EUGENE NICHOLAS LAZAROFF " Gene " Ford City, Pennsylvania Ci ' il Engineering, Air Force — Disiinguished Mili- tary Student; J] ' ho ' s Who Among Students in Ameri- can Colleges and Universities; Athletic Council 2; Honor Court 2, 1, First Vice President; Private 4, 2, Corporal 3, Sergeant 1 ; Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Base- ball 4; Cross-Country 4, 2; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 3, 2, 1. " He found himself a home. " These few words truly typify the cadetship of Gene. Although raised in the hills of Pennsylvania, the rebels soon converted him, and both were quite happy. The thought of his name will always bring back fond memories to his Brother Rats. His big smile, friendly manner, and easy going ways made him an unforgettable classmate. Any job given him was sure to be done well. His endeavors at the Institute have been many and varied; often rated as the outstanding player in the Southern Conference he starred on the hardwood for three years. Basketball, along with being Vice President of the Honor Court, left him little time for the academics where he also proved to be no slouch. Studj ' ing was his biggest problem, and working three problems between breakfast and first period never ceased to amaze all who knew him. His future in the Air Force, Industry, or coaching is sure to be rewarding. Gene will always be remem- bered as a wonderful Brother Rat to the Class of 1962. Good luck, Fishstick! % RICHARD DRICGS LkMAY, JR. " Dirke " New Britain, Connecticut History, Armor — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant i. Lieutenant 1; Soccer 3, 2; Rat Social Committee 1 ; Army Flight Instruction Program 1 ; Tanktroop Dirke is a fair-haired Connecticut Yankee in King Cotton ' s Court. Starting off to be a Civil, he turned " Academic Coward " in the middle of his Rat Year; this left him with plenty of time for other pursuits. Being an armor boy, often after a week of being with the tanks, he finds a slender lass from over Salem way a little more to his liking. Although he seems a might conservative, he ' s been known to cut loose on occasion; one occasion in particular. How is " ole B. J., " Dirke. Along with this conservatism comes a warmth and friendliness that will keep him a real Brother Rat and a true friend forever. With his determination and devotion to duty, Dirke will be on top in everything he does. Good luck, " Possum. " WILLIAINI ALLEX LEWIS LOTTSBURG, ViRGINI.l Civil Engineering, Air Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, Battalion Sergeant Major ' •2, Color Sergeant 1; Intramural Softball 4, 3, ' 2; Floor Committee 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3; American Societv of Civil Engineers 3, 2, 1. When Bill came to V.M.I, he had two goals: One to be graduated in Civil I ngineering in four years, and two, to marry the little woman of his choice. It is quite apparent that he will fulfill both his goals, as he has a fine academic record, and is now engaged to his little woman. An extremely hard worker. Bill has always put out his all in everything he has ever done. His desire for a higher education is shown by the fact that he has put himself through four years of college by working hard during summer, Christmas, and Spring vacations. Billy Boy has done very well in his four years at V.M.I., and he will always be remembered for liis trips to " Hungry Hill, " his picnics behind barracks, and most of all for his bad habit of " parking " after taps. Upon leaving his Brother Rats on graduation day. Bill will be remembered aways for his likeal le nature and hill-billy slang which have made him one of the liest-known and well-liked members of his class. .lOX MICHAEL LILGE " Mike " McLe. X, " IRGI " L Physics, . ir Force — Private 4, 3, i. 1: Cross- country 4; Indoor Track 4: Outdoor Track 4 American Institute of Physics 3. 2, 1; Key Club 1 Cadet Waiter 3, 1 : Westminister Fellowship 4, 3 Fire Fighting Detail -2. Out of the only cow pasture in the D.C. area (McLean, Virginia i came Jon Michael Lilge. He came to the Institute in a daze and has remained that way to this day. This is what has made him such a good dyke, for nobody else has made more trips to the PX for his roommates. Xowhere niU you find a nicer guy or person " nnth a better dis- position: no one else will go further out of his way to do another fellow a favor. Mike spent his first year at V.M.I, on the Rat Cross-Country Team practicing for his early morning runs to breakfast formation for the past three years. He has never been seen outside the arch before the last half of assembly at any time during his cadetship. During his stay here Mike accomplished one thing which no other cadet has ever done before; one day, during the last part of his third class year, he discovered he had - 421.19 owed to him by the Q.M.D., and to tliis day he is still in doubt " as to how he got it, but Mike never was one to complain about trifles. We wish Mike the best of luck in his future endeavors and we know he will have it. Ifii I 1 THE ] BOMB J THE FIRST CLASS ■ ■ i P " TSi B HH 1 1 c .J Cr ( ' J ■ i -- 1, Si V " V " H T " T. iflR ' 3. •■ . K, •s CALVIX ARTHLTR LLOYD, II " Stinky " New Berlin " , New York Civil Engineering, L ' .S. Marine Corps — Dis- tinguished. Academic Student 3, ' 2, 1; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Uni- versities: Honor Court 1; Private 4, Corporal 3, Supply Sergeant, First Sergeant i. Captain Com- ■ manding " C " Company 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 4, 3, ' 2, 1 ; U.S. Jlarine Corps Platoon Leaders Class 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 1; Cadre 2, 1; U.S. Marine Corps Reserve 3, 2; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1. " Avast ye lubbers, " the Institute has finally graduated a " jarhead " with something other than hot air in it! These words could only apply to the world ' s smallest, but most proud Marine. From the halls of Nichols Engineering building to the shores of the Maury River he has waged war on those who would not pay homage to the " Eagle, Globe, and Anchor. " Although the Marine Corps is the greater part of his hfe, " Stinky " still has found time to do a few other things. Among those would naturally be the maximum attainment in rank with the minimum in effort. This was ex- tremely amazing to his friends since he was just as " grubby " as ever. The studies took a back seat on Saturday night with many a visit to the College Inn for some " sing-a-longs " as well as visits to various places such as Roanoke. The Institute will surely miss Cal and his leader- ship, l:)ut it will receive due credit for the service to our country that Cal will proudly give. CARLYLE MARSDEN LOWE, II " Growler " ScARSD.iLE, New York Electrical Engineering, . rmor — Private 4, Private 3, Private 2, Private 1: Rat Football 4; Rat Track 4; Indoor Track 3, 2, Captain 1; Outdoor Track 3, 2, Captain 1. Carlyle ' s nickname, while a bit unusual, followed him here from high school and is quite appropriate. Consequently we ' ve known him as " Growler ' ' throughout his cadetship. Because of his size, and his strong right arm. Growler has become an omnipresent force on the side of domestic tran- quility. Growler ' s experience with rat football, led, not to fame on the gridiron, but rather to local re- nown on the track field. Modern ordnance has made the shot-putter obsolete, but no bother, he still spends a good part of his time hurhng the old pill, and, we might add, not without some success. Political opinions, that are horribly biased, make a discussion of world situation with the " Growls " an experience not soon to be forgotten. This is especially true if one chooses to disagree with him. Stimulating conversation aside, he also is handy when short roommates must reach high book shelves. Growler ' s trials and tribulations in the Electrical Engineering Department have been somewhat shocking — pardon the all too obvious pun. The end is clearly in sight, though, and even as a mem- ber of ' 62-B he remains a dear friend and beloved Brother Rat. WILLIAM HUBBARD LOYD, III " Bill " Lyxchburg, Virgin ' I- English, . rmor — Private 4, Corporal 3, Private 2, Pri -ate 1; Fencing 2, Captain 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 2; International Relations Club 3, 1; Can- terbury Club 4, 3, 2, Provincial Chairman 1; Lynchburg Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Board of Aquatic Leader-Examiners 1; Assistant Swimming In- structor 1; R. E. Dixon English Society 2, 1. Early in September of 1958 Bill arrived at ' .M.I. to share four years, for better or worse, of fun and hardship with his " Brother Rats. " After a none- too-pleasant Rat year Bill graduated from the lowliest of the low to become the top-ranking corporal in Echo Company. This bright star of fame did not last long, for by his Second class year ho had once more returned to the ranks; this, how- ever, proved to be an advantage for he was then able to participate more freely in extracurricular activities. Bill became active in the Canterbury Club, rising to become the Provincial President, and joined the Fencing team. It was here that Bill found that many a pleasant evening was to be spent with his team-mates. He also became interested in swimming and achie -ed his rank of . quatic Leader Examiner, spending his First Class year helping to " drown " Rats in Coach Arnold ' s swimming classes. Bill ' s four years at V.M.I, were quiet ones but filled, ne •ertheless, with fun and good times. He will be remembered as a " good sort " by his many friends, and we know lie will long remember dear old " Mother Institute. " VERNON LEE LYNCH " Butch " Rocky Mount, Virginia Biology, Infantry — " 4-F " ; Private i, 3, 2, 1; Wrestling 4; Track i; ' irginia Academy of Science 3, 2, Vice President; Archaeology Club -t, 3; South- side Virginia Club 3; Litramural Athletics i, 3, i, I. Li tlie fall of 1958 a determined young man from Rocky Mount, Virginia, entered the domains of the V.M.I, with the firm intention of pursuing a career in the field of medicine. During his four years at the Institute nothing has been able to daunt this ambition. This young man has worked hard and sacrificed many activities and pleasures for numberless afternoons and evenings of Lab work, wearing a suit of dull gray fatigues. He has carried his studies outside school, for during the summer furloughs he has worked as a technician and orderly in a hospital. This diligent pursuit of knowledge in his field will, without a doubt, pay rewarding dividends in the future. Butch has an affable personality that has won many friends for him in all classes inside and out- side of V.M.I. His personality coupled with his determination and drive will no doubt make his a success of life. Best of luck. ALFRED RICHARD MANGINO " Freddie " ScHENECT.iDY, NeW YoRK Chemistry, Infantry — Distinguished Miliiary Stu- dent; Smith-Douglas Chemistry Scholarship; Pri- vate 4, ' 2; Corporal 3; Sergeant 1; Wrestling 4, 3, i, 1; Religious Council 4, 3, i, 1; Clerk, Secretary, President; Newman Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1, Treasurer, Vice President, President; jNIonogram Club 3, ' 2, 1; Yankee Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1; American Chemical So- ciety 3, ' 2, 1; Catholic Choir 2, 1. Out of the Empire State one day in September came a guy with a heart to match. Freddie came to the valley bursting with enthusiasm and de- cided that this place was for him even if the Rat Line was a Big Shock. He carried this itali ty with him into all he did, from wrestling, to aca- demics, to the military, and still he managed to let himself be known to the " ferns. " It isn ' t often that you meet a person as versatile and busy as Fred who still has time to be a real buddy. His accomplishments from leader of the Corps ' Spiritual Life, to push-up champ at Summer Camp, and D.M.S., indicate that Fred will make good no matter where he goes after graduation. No matter where we meet next, be it ovev a stack of books at Grad School, washing test tubes, or digging a foxhole, we ' ll always look for that big grin. Best of Luck, to one of the Best. CONRAD DOUGL. S MARECHAL " Doug, " " Dougie " Roanoke, ' irgls " ia Chemistry, .Artillery — Private 4, Corporal 3, Ser- geant ' 2, ind Lieutenant 1; Basketball 4; .American Chemical Society 3, 2, 1, 2nd Cla.s5 Repr esentative, " ice President; Recreation Committee 2, 1, Chair- man: Intramurals 3, -2, 1; Ring Figure Magazine i. Advertising Staff: Fire Fighting Detail 3, J, 1; Roanoke Club 4, 3, 2, 1. To many Brother Rats, who never got to enjor the privilege of knowing Doug, he often appeared to be one without a whole lot to say. But to those who have known the Carrot Top from Roanoke — and we are quite a few in number — his quiet and easy-going manner has been the trade-mark of one who has been an inspiration to us all. After four years with " 62. Doug leaves V.M.I. with the realization that these years have not been wasted ones. The numbers are few indeed of those who have consistently given their all in the many phases of barracks life. Doug has been a solid asset to V.M.I., and in his work he has earned the respect and admiration of all those around him. Signe was Doug ' s constant companion when he was away from V.M.I.. and the two of them, making a fine team, have been knowTi to brighten up many a Pine Room and Moose IxKige party over the years. The friendships that Doug has won here are solid friendships and. as such, they will not cease upon graduation, hut will stick with him far be- yond the confines of V.M.I., wherever he may be. THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS BRANDLE DAWES MASON " Brandy " Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania Biology, Artillery — Distinguished Academic Student 4; Private 4, 3, 1, Sergeant i; Indoor Track 4, 3, ' 2; Outdoor Track 4: Intranuirals 3; Virginia Academy of Science ' i. Brandy saw the flock of Southern belles in girls ' colleges below the Mason-Dixon line and thought a military college would be very impressive, es- pecially the V.M.I, campus. After the first won- derful week of friendly atmosphere. Brandy was not so sure that there would be time enough to even see any girls, let alone impress them. He expressed his serious side by buckling down and earning academic stars in his Rat year. In the afternoons he could be seen flying over the bar in the pole vault pit, and sometimes under it, but lie worked hard to get as high as possible. Other sports he enjoys are gymnastics and skiing. Brandy had a tough time deciding what career he wanted to follow, but decided on the field of medicine, and wants to go to medical or dental school after his pre-med at V.M.I. His quiet manner and sincerity has made Brandy popular among his classmates. We know lie will be accepted in the same way wherever he goes and in whatever he does. STEPHEN BRANDER MATTHEWS " Steve " Richmond, Virginia Chemistry, Artillery — Private 4, Corporal 3, Ser- geant ' 2, Lieutenant and Drum Major of Regi- mental Band 1; Swimming 4, 3; Intramurals 4, 3, ' 2, 1; V.M.I. Commanders 4, 3, ' 2, 1, Vocalist and Business Manager ' 2, 1; Catholic Church Choir 4, 3, 2, Director 1 : American Chemical Society 3, ' 2, 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Monogram Min- strel 4, 3, 1; Key Club 1; Ring Figure Committee ' 2. During his Rat year, Steve could have scarcely been classified as a " leader of men. " " The Dipper " once remarked, that during that year, he knew the temperature of every radiator on the third stoop of New Barracks. Possibly this is due to the fact that his Dyke was an academic Rat. Steve did, how- ever, achieve a certain amount of recognition that y ear by setting a new Freshman record in the two luindre l-yard backstroke and by being one of the two Rats selected that year to play in the V.M.I. Commanders. Steve has progressed rapidly since his Rat Year and presently he holds the distinctions of being drum major in Band Company and business manager and vocalist for the CoiiiniaiHli-rs. The members of the Class of li- ' in:iy -prcad far and wide after graduation, ami poMlily many will never return to V.M.I., but all of us will have a special place in our memory for Steve Matthews, a man who has asked little and given a lot to V.M.I. THOMAS RICHARD MELER " Tom . lgonquin " Salem, Massachusetts Ci ' il Engineering, Artillery — Distingiiisked Military Student; Private 4, 1, Corporal 3, Sergeant ' 2; American Society of Civil Engineers 3, i, 1 ; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1: Intramural Basketball 3, 1; Ring Figure Magazine Sales Representative; Intramural Volleyball ' 2, 1 ; Intramural Water Polo 2, 1 ; Intramural Softball ' 2, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Salute Detail 2, 1; Fire Fighting Detail 3, 1; Per- manent Room Orderly 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Key Club. Tom came to V.M.I, as an innocent, bright eyed, sheltered, Yankee from Salem, Massachusetts, home of the witch trials. He will leave us this spring with his innocence gone, but still a Yankee. Tom has managed, with the help of many summer school sessions, to fight ott ' the challenges of the C.E. department and now qualified as a full-fledged mud mi.xer. Although he is known to his room- mates as the " Grub, " he has proven himself to be one of the top military men in his chosen branch, the Artillery. For his performance at Fort Sill during summer camp he was designated a dis- tinguished military student. Tom is a familiar sight at class parties. While he remains a staunch Yankee he has still managed to spread his charm among many of our Southern Belles. If Tom maintains the same winning personality and ability he has shown at V.M.I., he will be a credit to our class whether he chooses a career in the Regular Army or in ci ilian life. GEORGE MINOR MEREDITH, II " George " Virginia Beach, Viuginia Biology, Armor — Dean ' s Honor List 3; Private 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Cross-Country 4; Indoor Track 4, 3; Outdoor Track 4; Intramural Footliall 3, ' 2; Tide- water Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1, Vice President; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Xewnian Club 4, 3. George Meredith left the sands of Virginia Beach and entered the Institute with the idea of obtain- ing a pre-med degree. In addition to the drive he exliibits in his studies, this tall, dark-haired young man always has a moment for the good times for w hich he is so well known. His jovial, boisterous spirit has become a trademark and has made many tasks so much easier to perform. Almost every classmate will remember his bellowing on the stoop, " Brother Rat Ward. " Soon after passing through limits gates, George found it would be hard to maintain his happy social life; however, as the -ears progressed, he discovered that there were windows in the barracks and girls ' schools on all sides of Lexington. As soon as he could get out of confinement, out the windows he would go, then back under confinement. Certainly his traits of sincerity, friendliness, and a knack for quickly making close friends will bene- fit him in his desired profession, medicine. ANTHONY DEN ' IS : IERKLINGER " Merk " Short Hills, Nkw .Jkrsey Biology, Artillery — Southern Conference Heavy- weight Wrestling Champion 1961; Private 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Football 4, 3, -2, 1 ; Wrestling 4, 3, ' 2, 1 ; Track 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, ' 2, 1; Yankee Club 4, 3, i, 1. " Merk " rapidly realized on that fateful day in September four years ago that V.M.I, wasn ' t the place for him, but somehow he managed to suiter through the four years with the rest of his Brother Rats. Probably the worst aspect of V.M.I, to Dennis has been the fact that is has cut down con- siderably on his social life, but he still managed to feed some lines to many a girl from New -Jersey, to B.V., to Texas. Besides his extensive love life, he also has found time to exploit his athletic ability on the gridiron, the mats, and the track. Few of his Brother Rats will forget watching the Southern Conference Heavyweight Champ pin his opponent in a matter of seconds. After Dennis lea es the Institute he will be headed for a career of pulling teeth. No doubt all of his Brother Rats will remember this internationally famed lover, sportsman, and even scholar when they look back over their days at V.M.I. The Class of ' 6i wishes nothing but the best to Dennis in the years to come. FLOYD DA TS MERREY, IR. " Dave, " " Stump " Baltimore, Marvlvxd Electrical Engineeiing, Marine Corps — Private 4, Corporal 3, 1st Sergeant 2, Lieutrnant 1; Ameri- can Institute of Electrical Engineers 2. 1, Chair- man 1: General Committee 1: Armed Forces Club 4, 3, -2, 1, Program Chairman 3: IntramuraU 4, 3, 2, 1, Company Representative. In the Fall of 1958, Brother Dave entered that well-known arch ( which Hunter failed to destroy with the rest of us that fateful day to become another one of V.M.I. ' s confused and bewildered Rats. Many of us never knew him our first year, except as the Brother Rat with the " bubble- butt, " one of the many nicknames that he ac- quired during his years at the Institute. A rather carefree individual with a multitude of interests, the Marine Corps, and certain young ladies, although not necessarily in that order, Dave has survived the hardsliips and defeats that only a cadet can experience witliin these hallowed walls and has become one of the " tallest " men in the Corps. Even -ith his serious air we will never forget his lighter side, which has brought laughter from the first stoop. Remember his adventures on the west side of barracks after taps, or his weekend escapades on Route 11? Even better, what about the entertainment he pro " ided at the Key Club? The " Stump " wnll always remain in the history of our class, and in the years to come more room « " ill have to be made to fill these pages. THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS 7 JAMES ANTHONY MICHAELS " Tony " South Boston ' , Virginia History; Infantry — Private -i, 3, Sergeant ' 2, Supply Sergeant 1; Yrestling 4; V.M.I. Cadet i. Editorial Staff 1; Soimd-Off 1, Editor; Rat Disciplinary Committee 1; Ring Figure Magazine -2; Inter- national Relations -1, 3; Monogram Minstrel — Yriter and Assistant Director; Place in Top Five in University of Virginia Public Aft ' airs Conference; Campus Editor for Campus Illustrated Magazine; V.M.I. Rangers 4, 3, ' i, 1; South Side Virginia Club; Intramurals -t, 3, i, 1. Little was it known that South Boston Could produce a cadet like Tony. From his Black and Blue Rat year in room 1 ' 2 1 to his day-dreaming first class year, his warm personality always seemed to shine above every thing else. Wherever the name V.M.I, was mentioned, " Ton Babes " could be found. The Band, the Cadet, the Monogram Minstrel, the Debating team, all prospered from the force of his ideas If in Who ' s Who there was a reward for the most willing volunteer, Tony would win hands down. As far as the opposite sex is con- cerned, he has spread his heart all over the country in the true V.M.I, spirit, and still has his share on the board. " The Tiger " also holds the distinction of being the only person in the history of Fort Bragg to be boned for pussycat on bed and the only cadet in the history of V.M.I, to be boned for toreador pants in locker. From here it ' s on the pleasant life of the Gentile Civilian for which Tony has been waiting for four years. ROBERT ANT)ERSON MILLER " Bob " Hubbard, Ohio Chemistry, Armor — Dlitingnished Military Stu- dent: Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, Lieutenant 1 ; Intramurals 3, i, 1 ; American Institute of Physics 3; American Chemical Society 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1 ; Westminster Fellow- ship 4, 2, 1; Fire Fighting Detail 2; Floor Committee 3, 2, 1; Ranger Unit 3; Key Club 1. Bob, the " Arsonist, " Miller. Bob, a stalwart member of the 256-135 block, acquired this title after many evening ceremonies of burning PX cups and any other combustible objects. Bob hails from the " Buckeye " State of Ohio, where his heart really lives. During his four years at the Institute, Bob could never end the dispute between the military, V.M.I., or the first class private of the " old corps " vintage. Besides his military aspirations, our boy was forever entangled with some girl. Whenever 1930 C.C.Q. came around one could be sure to find him in between the pages of the latest pocket novel of war stories. Then about 2130 the lights would be out and Bob would be dreaming of being a tank platoon leader. His roommates, being desirous of getting in the last word on the subject, believe that Bob was always a private at heart and just couldn ' t separate his body from the military. We hope that before his twenty years is up, Bob will join the ranks of the sane, l)ut whcrc er he goes we wish him the best of luck. GEOFFREY SE ' ELL MITCHELL " Mitch " MiDDLESBORO, KENTUCKY English, Armor — Class Valedictorian, Distin- guished Academic Student 2; Honor List 3, 1; Distinguished Military Student; JTho ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; Private 4, 3, Sergeant 2, 1; Judo 4; Bomb Staff 3, 2, Editor-in-Chief 1 ; R. E. Dixon EngHsh So- ciety 3, 2, President 1 ; Timmons Music Society 3, 2, 1; Archaeology Club, 4, 3; Vice President 2 ; Regimental Clerk 1; lonogram Minstrel 1; Graphic Arts Society 3, 2, 1. The bright lights of broadway and the rapid pace to the production line ha e had about as much effect on Geoft ' as Wordsworth had on Rocke- feller. Geoff was impressed by another light, a light of knowledge, the knowledge that would some day enable him to mould the youthful minds of others. The production line in his case is not that of Ford and General ilotors, but the production line of ideas, of thoughts, of ways in which he could construct his own life so that he might better guide the lives of others. Geoff is such a character with this thirst for knowledge. This yearbook is but another page in the volume of Geoff ' s achievements while he con- tinually strives to attain the goal that Stonewall Jackson suggested. The turret of a tank, Vivaldi, hand jive and Keats are all a part of his environ- ment, an environment that he strives to under- stand, to know and to impart to others. ROBERT THEODORE MITCHELL, JR. " Bob " Alexandria, Virginia Civil Engineering, Armor — DisUnguished Academic Student -i; Dean ' s List 4, 3, ' 2; Rat Daddy 3, ' 2, 1; Steele ' s Tavern Parking Club 2, 1; Litramural Basketball 3, 2, 1 ; Honor Court 1 ; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Football 4, 3, ' 2, Tri-Captain 1; Basketball 4; Baseball 4, 3, 2; Monogram Club 3, Secretary- Treasurer 2, Vice President 1; V.M.I. Bomb Sports Staff 3, 2, Sports Editor 1; Class Insurance Committee 2, 1; American Society of Civil Engi- neers 3, 2, 1. When .June 10, 1962 rolls around. Bob will begin his new lite; a lite that he has looked forward to for four long years. Soon after graduation, Bob will make things complete when he and Nancy take the big step. Bob, an individuahst in the best sense of the word, believes in " doing unto others as he would have them do unto him. " An outspoken opponent of the rat and class system. Bob has never let the unacademic atmosphere of the Institute bother him, as evidenced by the fact that he is a four-year Dean ' s List student in Civil Engineering. Because Bob thinks for himself, he is interested iTi law aufl government and wants to work with people, and has decided to attend law school after graduation from V.M.I. Although a civil engineer- ing major. Bob has great versatility and there is little doubt he will quickly make the transition. WILLIAM KENDALL MIZELL, .IR. " Bill " Martinsville, Virginia History, Infantry — Distinguished Military Student, Who ' s ]] ' ho Among Students in American Colleges amd Unirersities; Honor Court 3, 2, 1, 2nd Vice- President (Prosecutor) 1; Private 4, Corporal 3, 1st Sergeant, 2nd Bn. Sergeant Major 2, Regi- mental .Vdjutant (Captain) 1; Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1 (Intramurals); Southside Virginia Club 3, 2, 2nd Vice President 2; Athletic and Acti- vities Committee 1; Armed Forces Club 1. Four long years ago, " Vinegar Bill " left his stills in the backwoods of Martinsville, the " moonshine capital of the world, " for the world of C.C.Q. ' s, O.C.N.I. ' s, and stick checks— the world of V.M.I. This change of scene didn ' t phase Bill. He immediately began his career in all walks of Cadet life. From the hajTack, he advanced steadily in academics and in the ranks, to distinguish himself as an outstanding Cadet. Bill has had many occurrences with the Institute, his most famous coming at the end of his Third Class year. . s a result of this, he has been from one end of the make-over sheet to the other. The highlight of his career at " The V.M.I. " came when he was elected by his classmates to serve as a member of the Honor Court. In this, he has excelled as no one else could do. Always looking on the bright side, Bill was a great asset in " times of deepest peril. " Bill will always be remembered as a true friend and Brother Rat. .lOHN fr.a:n " klix MORRLS " .lohnny " PoRTS. IOCTH, ViRGLNLS. English, Infantry — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, Supply Sergeant 1; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Regi- mental Band 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Staff 4. . s the hot summer sun shone through the portals of V.M.I., a new experience was to be written in the Institute ' s history. John Morris was a little, ambitious, young Rat who soon had his bigger roommates in line. It was not long before he c-ould show the Class of " 62 something about straining without effort, taking advantage of his double- jointed shoulder blades. He gained recognition as an outstanding guy and gradually progressed up and down the ranks to become one of Band Com- pany ' s most important indi nduals. A ladies ' man at first, he has been somewhat tamed by one in particular and hopes to take that fateful step in the near future. With his sights set on that first million, we feel that he will have no trouble for he is worth every bit of that. Good Luck, John in all your endeavors and may your life be happy and successful. THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS PATRICK JOHN -MORRISON " Pat " Portsmouth, Virginia History, Armor — Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1 ; Foot- ball 4, ' 3, i, 1; Track i; Baseball 4, 2; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1. Out of the swamps of Tidewater came " Patty- Wagen " with one thought as he entered V.M.I., " What in the hell am I doing here? " Since the days when he joined Section 5 in the sinks, a lot of things have happened to Pat. He has developed into one of the best blocking backs V.M.I, has produced in many years, and is considered as one of the better line backers in the Southern Conference. Pat has obtained other honors than on the football field. With the new military system, he emerged Sgt. Morrison of the " New Corps. " Pat had done his job with the ability and fidelity that is seen in everything that he sets his mind to. The greatest asset of Pat ' s that will carry him far in life, one not found on the football or drill field, is his courteous- ness and his consideration for other people. Pat Morrison is truly a great Brother Rat of the Class of 1962. CLYDE EUGENE MOSS, JR. " Gene " Newport News, Virgini- Physics, Armor — Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; Bas- ketball 4; Golf 4; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Basketball 3, 2, 1, . merican Institute of Phv.sics 3, 2, 1. Coming to the gray-lined walls of the Institute, this cadet immediately found himself lost, a state in which the same cadet finds himself today. Start- ing off with great intentions, this cadet soon found himself taking on more than he could handle, how- ever somehow he managed to squeeze through the physics curriculum. JIany are the memories this cadet has of the four long years spent at V.M.I, starting off with Rat days and the happy days spent in Third class rooms followed by the Third Class Year in which singing for the President of the United States was a climas. The Second Class Year brought joy in the form of Ring Figure and " The Ring. " And finally the hap- piest memory of all, graduation, thus closing out the college years and returning once more to the state of civilian life. Many things have been learned by this cadet while at V.M.I., such important things as how to walk P.T. ' s, how to acquire " sensible " demerits, how to march, etc. — But the greatest of all things learned, was how to call other cadets " Brother Rats. " " I only hope that I can have one-half the success and good fortune that I know every member of the Class of ' 62 will enjoy. " CLYDE MUIRHEID, III " Clod " CoR. L G. BLES, FlORID-4. History, Air Force — Dislinguixhed Air Student; Private 4, 2; Corporal 3; Supply Sergeant 1; Varsity Wrestling 3, 2, 1; Varsity Track 3; Rat Track 4; Rat Wrestling 4; I ibrary Assistant 2, 1; Timmins Clul) 1; Rat Disciplinary Committee 1, Secretary; Sports Editor, V.M.I. Cadet 1. Clyde Muirheid probably holds the dubious dis- tinction of having had his name misspelled or mis- pronounced more than any other man in his class, but in spite of opposition, he staunchly insists on the correct pronunciation. It is with this same perserverance that Clyde has undertaken all his endeavors at V.M.I., and this persistent industry has brought him considerable success, as well as the deep respect of those who know him. Even in his Rat year, when most of his Brother Rats quit studying by 10:30 each night, Clyde was still working and rare was the night when his books were closed before taps. Certainly it should be pointed out however that Clyde ' s efforts have not all been channeled toward academic goals. Clyde ' s first class year has been capped with success in many fields, the supply sergeancy of .A Company, participation on the wrestling team, and, of course, the same devo- tion to his studies. It is with keen interest that Clyde ' s classmates will watch him confront the future, assured that the ability and industry which he had displayed at V.M.I, will bring him success through his life. THOMAS WALTHALL MURPHREE " Tom " Tuoy, Alabama Civil Engineering, Air Force — Distinguished Aca- demic Student i, 3, 2, 1; Who ' s Who in American Colleges and Universities; Distinguished Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps Cadet; Honor Court i, 1 ; Private 4, Corporal 3, First Sergeant i. Private 1; Football i, 3; Golf 4, i; Intramurals i, 3, " i, 1 ; Glee Club 1 ; Brookside Manor ' 2, 1 ; Deep South Club i, 3, i, 1; Monogram Minstrel 1. Tom came from a little town in Alabama known as Troy with the aim of becoming a Civil Engineer. The reason he chose a military school still remains a question to him, but it has appeared that this choice has not hindered him, but rather has helped him in achieving his desired goals. His cadetship was not of the average but well above, for he was a distinguished academic student all four years with a high military record " to boot " ; however, this was only two-thirds of Tom ' s life at the Institute, the other third was being a dedicated supporter of the parties at the Moose Lodge, L ' . ' a.. Brook- side, V. L. and many others. Tom did have a little trouble his Second Class year with the Institute which put him out of social life for a few months, This move among many others, without serious consequences, brought out Tom ' s " game ability " to keep up with any private in the Corps and still be a top man on the hill. With his well-rounded abilities there is no question that Tom will succeed in every phase of liis life and enjoy it to the utmost. HENRY KEDWARD MURRAY, JR. " Ked " Greenwich, Connecticut Civil Engineering, Armor — Distinguished Mililari Student; Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant i. Lieu- tenant 1; Wrestling 4; Intranmrals 4, 3, ' 2; Canter- bury Club 4; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 4, 3, 2, 1. Ked entered the Institute in September, 195S, resembling, in many ways, a modern day Pied Piper, followed by hoards of admiring women. Always a potential heartbreaker, he has managed, at great cost, to keep from being carried away by most of them and has at least decided to con- centrate on one in particular. Although Ked has managed to find a set of Lt. stripes as well as Distinguished Military Student, he has not detached himself from the rest of his Brother Rats and the various nefarious functions which are part of tlie normal cadet ' s life. Even though Ked has not wandered far from his goal of academic proficiency and military distinction, he can often be observed at a Moose Lodge or Pine Room party staggering slightly away from the straight and narrow. Few of us are able to consistently make the best of bad situations, but H. K. seems to have the magic quality of extracting himself painlessly (almost) from situations which to most of us would seem impossible. This attribute, plus a quick smile and a pleasing personality, will undoubtedly lead Ked into a life filled with friends and success. M. RCrs ' HITMAX MUTH " Moot " YoNKERS, New Y ' ork History, Infantry — Private 4, 3, i, 1: Fencing 4, 3, 1; Cadet -2, 1; Ring Figure Magazine 4, i; 1962 Bomb 1; Yankee Club 4, 3, i, 1; Summer School and re-exams 4, 3, 2, 1. No doubt many of Mark ' s Brother Rats most often associate him with his outstandingly humor- ous cartoons which have enlivened the page of The Cadet during the past year. Indeed, his effective lampooning of his fellow cadets as well as of the Institute has caused some to call him the most powerful man in barracks. Certainly Mark ' s perception of the humorous and comical, whether it be in the events of history or those of the present is his most distinguishing feature, a quality which makes him a companion and conversationalist without equal. Yet there is much more to Marcus Whitman Muth than humorous conversation and the ability to perceive the comical in events both past and present, for he has proved more than good company; he has been a good friend. Though potentially a good student, Mark ' s apphcation to his studies has not always been proportional to his talent, yet there are few that would doubt his cleverness or his ability to do whatever he should turn his efforts toward. L ' pon lea -ing V.M.I. Mark ' s Brother Rats will retain many pleasant memories of this classmate and the humour and friendship which lie offered, but more than this, they will know that wherever he goes he will be well received, that Mark will leave his mark. THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS " WILLIA r CLIFTON McCORMICK, III " Bill, " " Mac " Raphixe, Virginia Pre-Medical, Armor— Private 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Jiulo 4; Intramurals 4; Varsity Athletic Trainer 3, i, 1; Rockliridge County Club 3, i, 1, Vice President 1; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, 1; Archaeology Club 4, 3; Newspaper 4. Wee Willie came speeding down Route 11 some eighteen miles from the hills of little Raphine, Va., to be one of Doc ' s boys and to become one of Herb ' s right hand men in the training room. After surviving his Rat Year Bill decided that drill and parades were not for him so he successfully spent the next three years avoiding military duty through his many permits. Bill probably works as hard at his Biology curriculum as anyone in the class, but being a hard worker did not mean that Bill wasn ' t ready to party at the drop of a hat. We could always find Willie with his straw hat, bermudas, and his jug containing his latest concoction. During his Second and First Class Years Bill was often seen disappearing down the road to Winston-Salem or Roanoke to join forces with a certain miss who also has a flair for a party. We can see that Bill is a mixture of fun and play, but we are sure that the play will never get in the way of Bill ' s goal of going to medical school and becoming a doctor. We feel that as Bill goes hopping down the " Bunny " trail he will achieve everything he sets out to do. JOHN BERNARD McQUAID " Jack " Candia, New Hampshire History, . ir Force— Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; Rat Wrestling 4; Indoor Track 4; Intramural Football 4, 3, 1; V.M.I. Ranger Unit 3; Yankee Club 4, 3, i, 1; International Relations 2, 1; Civil ■War Round Table 2; V.M.I. Cadet Staff i. It was a fateful day in September of 1058 when Jack came plowing through the arch straight from Saudi Aral)ia. Jack ' s fame was soon acclaimed by all who had the misfortune to meet him in the Rat Line. His " Rat Year " was a spectacle long to be remembered in the annals of the Institute. During his tour through Rat Chemistry, Jack became an avid proponent of the Nelson Cell (in lieu of assigned problems), but with the History Department calling, he had to drop his involvement in Technical subject. Thoroughly deficient in just about every- thing at the close of his Rat Year, Jack has made a phenomenal rise to the upper third of his class. . ltbough the " Rat Line " did not shower Jack with kindness, his sense of humor has remained with him, as has been dramatically illustrated in his efficient use of that privilege we call trifling. A hard worker throughout his cadetship. Jack knows what he wants and how to get it, a character- istic which will certainly be a great asset to him in future life. To a true Brother Rat we wish all the best in happiness tor the years to come. JOHN WHITMAN : IcWANE " John " Milan, Ohio Physics, Air Force — Distinguished Academic Student 4, 3, i, 1; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps Chicago Medal 4; Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps Reserve Officers ' Medal 3; Honor Court Recorder 1; Private 4, Corporal 3, Regimental Operations, Sergeant 2, Cadet Captain —Regimental Supply Officer 1: Wrestling 1; General Committee 1; American Institute of Physics 3, 2, 1, Vice President 1; Armed Forces Club 2, 1; Timmins Music Society 3, 2, 1; Floor Committee 4, 3. John is probably the biggest man to come from the smallest town. He arrived at V.M.I, like all of us with nothing on his side but a family of V.M.I, men. But he knew what V.M.I, was sup- posed to be like and from the start he did his best to raise its standards. The first to realize that John was here and on his way up were the physics majors. John was soon the section jap as he set academic recor4s. His greatest honor was to be allowed to room with Bol), Ridge, and Mike his First Class Year. He received this award for his ability to be a regular typo guy, even to the extent of having a bad attitude at times like the rest of us. We, the Class of ' 62, are going to read some day about John ' s accomplishments and we will all be proud to .say, " He is one of my Brother Rats. " NO ' ELL DARDEX XELMS, .JR. " Darden " Hampton, Virginia Biology, Air Force — Private 4, 3, ' 2, 1 ; Cross-Coun- try 4; Indoor Track i, 3, 2, 1; Outdoor Track i, 3, i, 1; Monogram Club 3, ' 2, 1; Key Club 1; Tide- water Club i, 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting Detail 3, 1; In- ternational Relations Club 4; A. J. Veneris Fan Club 3, 2, 1. Darden was a typical rat in that he couldn ' t wait to get back to that dear land of Tidewater. He had to overcome this yearning however, when the rigor- ous regulations of the Institute fell upon him, with a most emphatic blow. To suppress this blow Darden decided on less military training and put his physical efforts toward the good of the track team. Through his four years of training in this sport he has become one of the team ' s outstanding quarter-milers. Darden would probably run, being no other way, the distance which separates him from .Jackie, his main interest which was mentioned above, if it would but afford him a few hours with her, for she has become so much a part of his life away from V.M.I, the last few years. To complete Darden ' s history one must mention his academic activities also. Since he has chosen to follow in his father ' s footsteps in the medical pro- fession, Darden has worked hard to obtain the scholastic average that it takes to enter medical school. Miether we remember him as " Ncurd " or Darden, his honesty, integrity and friendship will reign above all with his Brother Rats. BILLY .HM XESTER " Xasty " G. RT, West Virginia Biology, Air Force — Private 4, 3, Sergeant 2, Lieutenant 1; Football 4, 2, 1; Basketball 4: Track 4; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1: Kev Club 1; Demerits 4, 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting Detail 4, 3, 2, West Vir- ginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Virginia Academy of Science 3, 2, 1. " X ' asty " X ' ester came to V.M.I, from the coal mining town of Gary, West Virginia, with the black dust still in his ears. A graduate of famous Gary High School (enrollment 300), Bill came well prepared for the rigors of a new academic life. He must be given credit for the establishment of a great variety of new study aids, such as " cleaning rod baseball " and " dixie cup basketball, " etc. In addition to his academic endeavors, Bill has set records that will forever stand at V.M.I. For example, he was the only man to take a company permit while under room confinement. In addition to the above. Bill does have his serious side which can be found through extensive research. He de- cided that rank wasn ' t all bad and was soon seen wearing stripes. A good friend, always laughing into the face of disaster and making life easier for those who know him well, " Xasty " Xester will not be forgotten by his classmates, whose good wishes follow him where er he mav go. EDWARD DAX:BY XORTHROP, JR. " Ed " APO, Xew York, Xew Yobs. Civil Engineering, Infantrj- — Di.ftinguhhed Military Student; Private 4, Corporal 3, Regimental Color Sergeant 2, Executive Officer 1: .Judo 4, Baseball 4, 3, 1 ; American Society of Ci -il Engineers 3, 2, 1 : Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Canterburv Club 4, 3; Intramurab 4, 3, 2, 1. On that day of infamy in September of 195S, a young " Army Brat " stood in .Jackson Arch and asked himself, " Miat am I doing heier " Sinc that day, this question has been answered many times, and in many ways. Even though he is a true devotee of the liberal Artist ' s haven, Ed has managed to do well as one of Colonel Morgan ' s cement and mud-pie mixers. Whenever there is a good party in progress, you can be sure that Ed is somewhere making the best of it- In addition, he was a distinguished member of the " Zebra Club, " ' rising to Executive Officer of ECHO Company. A Distinguished Military Stu- dent, Ed plans a Regular Army career and an eventual marriage to one of a number of beautiful chicks. Best of luck to a really great Brother Rat. We know that he will do well in any pursuit, whether it is as an Army Officer, or raising a company of future Kevdets. THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS v»u NEIL ANDREW O ' CONNOR " Spoke " ViNNETK. , Illinois Civil Engineering, Air Force — Private 4, 3, ' 2, 1 ; Swimming 4; Newman Club 4, 3, i, 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1 ; American Society of Civil Engineers 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Waiter 3, 2, 1 ; Cheer- leader I; Monogram Minstrel 1. Not knowing what fate awaited him, the Win- netka flash made it to V.M.I. It took him all of three days to realize what he had gotten into, and from that time on he has done everything in his power to amend the situation. Neil has the honor of being one of the few first class privates left in the corps, although he had to move out of the Regimental Commander ' s room to one more suited to his taste. Neil ' s extracurricular activities have progressed very steadily, however, from swimming his Rat Year to table waiting and can-canning in the Monogram Minstrel his First Class Year. He has also been a cheerleader, company clerk, and has had other various and sundry activities in his never-ending battle to escape military duty. Back of his lackadaisical manner, Neil had had some serious moments. He has had to date the same girl for four years and has lost much hair. We feel that Neil, in view of his magnetic and friendly personality, will have no trouble at all in achieving success, if he can stay out of the sack long enough. RALPH EDWARD O ' HARROW " Ralph " Ro. NOKE, VlRGIXI. Biology, Infantry — Private 4, Corporal 3, Private 2, Sergeant 1 ; Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science 1 . Coming from the small town of Charles City, Iowa, Ralph was a little awed by the first appear- ance of the " ole " Institute but soon overcame this awe as he stepped into the vigorous life of a cadet. Being naturally fleet of foot, he was soon pressed into the service of Walt Cormack, where, under expert guidance, he has attained the position of Captain and sprinter on the track team. He saw that all of his running was not in vain when he found himself frequently passing back and forth from barracks to the " Bug building " in his studies of the finer arts. As Ralph progressed upward, he found that he was militarily inclined and was promoted to corporal in his third class year. Due to an over.sight on someone ' s part he was not promoted during liis second class year; however, his first class year foil mi him a platoon sergeant. Throughout his cadetship Ralph has been very conscientious, whether it be on the track or in the Biology Department. We know that Ralph will always be a true friend to all and will always be remembered as a true " Brother Rat. " HENRY WAYNE PACINE " Wayne " Hopewell, ViRGixi-i Electrical Engineer, Artillery — Distinguished Aca- demic Student 3; Distinguished Military Student; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Unirersities; Private 4, 1, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2: Leader of V.M.I. Commanders 4; American Institute of Electrical Engineers 3; Richmond Club 4. Wayne came to V.M.I, from the " Wonder City " of Hopewell, Virginia. Since his birth there in 1940, he had never been as far west as Lexington during his entire life before 1958. He attended Hopewell High School where he graduated with top academic honors. Since his coming to V.M.I, he has continued to spread his reputation in the academic world as well as in the musical world. Probably the greatest blessing to come to him during his Rat year was to get into the " Commanders. " Ever since then he has cTitertained the troops with his topnotch saxophone lilayiiig, not only at formal hops but also in the PX, Pine Room, and many other places. The greatest tiling to happen to him, however, during the past four years occurred as an indirect result of attending V.M.I. He took a certain girl to the Richmond Club Party his third class year, and from that day he just hasn ' t been the same person. While most of us are waiting to leave college to live it up, Wayne and Rosalie plan to get a head start on his?? Brother Rats by getting married in June. We wish them the best of luck and we ' re sure of a successful and happy life for both of theuL ' N JAY DEE PATTON, JR. " Jay " Richmond, Vikginia Private -i, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; Wrestling i; Track 4; Tennis 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, ' 2; International Relations Club 3, 2; Vice President Rat Discipli- nary Committee 1; Cadet i, 3; First Class Editor V.M.I. Bomb Staff 1. Jay showed up at tlie V.M.I, on that fateful September day in 1958, and almost immediately, his beaming little face drew the attention of the infamous O.G.A. Always popular on the third stoop, he became known as the " rat who wouldn ' t strain. " He never was able to understand that propaganda about building character; he thought he was a character before he got here. A fond be- liever in extracurricular activities, he managed to make most of the parties. He often amazed his Brother Rats because of the large number of girls he managed to date. However, this was out of neces- sity, not ability. He always enjoyed spring hikes, possibly because it was the only time during the year when he could be truly wet, cold, and miser- able. The food at " Club Crozet " was his constant delight, along with all the lost weekends due to " chicken " bones. Never will he forget the disgraceful day when he was boned by the D.I. for " shoelaces out of place, " this was especially bad, you see, because he was, after all, a senior in college. JAMES HENRY BINFORD PEAY, III " Binnie " Richmond, Civil Engineering, Artillery — Who ' s Jf ' ho Among Students in American Colleges and Unifersities; Distinguished Military Student: Honor Court: Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant, Battalion Sergeant, Major ' 2, Battalion Commander — ' 2nd Battalion; Rat Football 4, Varsity Football 3, 2, 1; Rat Base- ball 4; . merican Society of Civil Engineers 3, 2, 1, Treasurer 2; Richmond Club. James Henry Binford Peay, III is a man of many qualities. " Well rounded, " " model cadet " and " Mr. V.M.I. " are but a few of the terms used to describe him. Be it quarterbacking on the football field, studj-ing in the classroom, commanding his battalion, or sitting on the Honor Court, Binnie always gives the job everything he has. It is rare to find one man possessing such judgment, tact, humor, and intelligence. It is, therefore, no wonder that, in addition to his positions in the Corps, Binnie is held in the highest esteem by all those who have known him. His sincerity and friendliness have given many close friendships; friendships that will go far beyond graduation day. . lthough Binnie is small in physical size, he is big in heart. Not one who knows what it is to quit, J.H.B. is possessed with a driving spirit that will surely carry him to the top of his chosen field, what- ever it may be. JAMES BOWLES PENDER. -IR. " Bowles " Greexwood, Florid. Biology, Armor — Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Hop Floor Com- mittee 2, 1 : Bo.MB StafT 2. 1 ; Monogram Minstrel 1 : .Assistant Guidon 1: Brookside Manor 1. After four long years at the Institute, which were anrthing but enjoyable, this young lad from North- west Florida heads back into the land from whenc-e he came; a land still clinging to the traditions of the Old South with Bowles as its most enthusiastic representative. During the past eight semesters and two summer schools, J.B. has made great contri- butions to the academic, social, and militarj- standards of V.M.I. His help received rec-ord still stands as a monument to his academic achievements although it didn ' t prevent him from becoming enrolled in the all year-round school program. Socially, none have, or ever will, surpass the ac- complishments of tliis proud member of the Man. " Baldwin Blacklist, leader of the honorarv Rhrthm Makers, and L.P.R.O. Clubs. Militarily; his I.G., .S. attitude sent chills up and down the spines of the local zebras, but firmly entrenched him in the hearts of his Brother Rat " cleansleeves. " Ipon graduation from the Institute, Bowles will be able to claim its greatest reward. For his sincerity, honesty, and unselfishness in dealing with his Brother Rats. he has left none behind whom he could not count on as a true friend. THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS WALTER CATESBY PERRIN " Walt " Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Electrical Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, Cor- poral 3, Sergeant i. Lieutenant 1; Swimming 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; American Institute of Electrical Engineers 4, 3, 2, 1, Secretary-Treasurer 2, Member of Board 1; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1. Walt Perrin, now that is not a name that will strike fear in the hearts of many men, nor has it been connected with any world shaking event, but it is a name that will long be remembered by his Brother Rats at V.M.L The name will bring the memory of a tall, bespeckled, young man with a big smile and a friendly hello to everyone he meets. He is a young man who has exhibited an enormous capacity for work, whether academically or militarily. He held rank for three years and was one of the hardest working members of the swimming team. In the academic line he devoted much time and energy to his lessons. It can truly be said that when Walt worked, he worked hard; when lie played, he played hard. It was only when these two interests conflicted that his high ideals had a tendency to tumble. His play usually took the form of frequent trips to Washington to see a young lady named " Juju. " No matter what happens in the years to come, Walt will always be remembered by his many friends from V.M.L LEONARD 0 ERTOX PE ' ITIT, III " Pete " Richmond, Vikginia Electrical Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; V.M.L Commanders 4, 3, 2, Co-Director 1: Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1; American Institute of Electrical Engineers 4, 3, 2; Intramurals. Pete decided to come to V.M.L because it was so close to Richmond and it had such a fine E.E. Department. Long l)efore Pete ' s Rat year was over, he decided Richmond wasn ' t so close after all, but his natural talents were soon recognized by the V.M.L commanders and from Pete ' s rat year on he made many remarkable trips. When he was in barracks, Pete practiced hard for three years to become a number one first class private. This he accomplished as well as becoming one of the friendliest and best liked persons in the class. With such a strong determination and great personality, Pete has an excellent future ahead of him. Pete, we wish you the best of everything in the future. DAVID ELLIS PIERCE " Dave " KiNSTON, NOHIH C.MiOLINA Civil Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3; Wesley Foundation 4, 3, 2, 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 3, 2, I. The " Old Swamp Rat " came out of the canebrakes of North Carolina, shook himself, and decided to come to that Military school in Virginia. His first words when he came through the arch were, " Are you kidding me. ' " Then Booty Farleigh con- vinced him that no one was kidding anyone. Dave is the only person who will graduate from V.M.I. with a double degree. He ' s getting one from North Carolina State in Calculus, too. He is so all-over calculus that he almost switched from the boys with the hairy ears to a math major. Colonel Saunders was Dave ' s advisor for his 44 hours of calculus; he received credit for twelve. What is the great attraction which Virginia has for Dave. ' Could it be that little girl in the kilt w ' ho burns up the road from C — burg to Lexington every chance she gets? Could be, in fact it ' s a certainty. W ill the Virginia bagpiper tame the North Carolina Swamp Rat, only time will tell but until then, best of luck to Dave and Janet from their Brother Rats of ' 62. NOEL PRICE PLNXKARD " Xoel " Rocky Mount, Virginia English, Air Force — Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Base- ball 4; Varsity Baseball 3, 2; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2; Intramural Basketball 4, 3, 2; Canterbury Club 4. In September 1958, on a stormy late summer afternoon, Xoel Pinckard matriculated as a rat at V.M.I. That stormy day was only a small indication of the rough sailing he was heading into. He learned this soon as he was indoctrinated into the rat system. After only a few weeks at V.M.I., he was ready to pack his bags and head back to Rocky Mount, but something kept him from going through with his plans. He finished the Rat Year not sure if he would return the next year, but he came back to see if it would be any better as a third classman — it was not any better. He spent most of his time under confinement and walking penalty tours. He left the third class year with the idea of coming back and getting his class ring. After the second class year, he decided he might as well try to get the diploma. After four years of V.M.I, and two summer schools, it looks as if Noel will finally leave V.M.I, for good in June, but even after he leaves, he will never get away from the " spirit " of V.M.I. " We only live, only suspire Consumed either by fire or fire. " DAVID deSALES PLACEMAN Richmond, Virginia IIi,story, Infantry— Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Football 4: Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Minstrel. Dave came from Richmond with prior military training which has proven invalualjle to him during his tour of duty at the Institute. With his unerring insight, he had foreseen the degenerative effect of the power-struck rank and succeeded in avoiding it his entire cadetship. He piled up such a distin- guish ed record during his first year that he was honored by being granted a full year ' s vacation during which he conscientiously undertook extra study in North Carolina. L pon his return, he ex- panded his .■ilready large circle of friends; he also expanilrd hi- I ' aiiir by his amusing conversations on military allaii- and " D-B " tactics. Here is an interesting an l likeable character who, we feel sure, will meet the future — and come out on top. MICHAEL DAYTD PORTER " Mike " Salem, Virginli Chemistry, Armor — Dean ' s Honor List 4, 2, 1 : Dis- tinguished unitary Student: Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, Lieutenant 1: Bomb Staff 3, 2, 1, Ad- vertising Manager 2, Business Manager 1; Recrea- tion Committee 3, 2, 1, ice Chairman 1; American Chemical Society 3, 2, 1; IntramuraU i Football, Basketball and Softball i 4, 3, 2, 1; Ring Figure Magazine 2, Business Manager. You were there, 10 September 195S, it was a day like all days, except it was the date of matriculation at V.M.I. Mike happened to be one of the fortunate few to become a Brother Rat of the Qass of 1962 Since that never forgotten day, Mike has shown his initiative and determination as a cadet and as a man. Mike is a regular student affiliate of Maury Brooke ' s test tube washers, and a very good one at that. Mike has, without a doubt, placed himself among the top representatives of V.M.L, in that he has taken on responsibility from the time he went on as the first Rat Sentinel to being a platoon lieu- tenant in Bravo Co. and the business manager of the Bomb. Besides being a top cadet, academically and militarily. Mike is liked by everyone, including his female friends. His personality and attitude in military and civilian life has made him distinguished in all respects. Mike is one person who will be worthy of any position that may confront him, and, with great pride, the Ckiss of 1962 can sav, " that ' s mv Brother Rat. " Ik THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS WILLIA r BAIRD POTTS, III LixcoLX Pahk, Pennsylvania Mathematics, Air Force — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club i, 1; Scuba Diving Club 1; Westminster Fel- lowship 4; Intramural Volleyball 4, 3; Intramural Basketball 3. Bill, affectionately known to his roommates as " grub, " matriculated, possessing the attitude to excel during his tenure at V.M.I. Not many four- year privates have received as few demerits, and not many cadets have achieved as many worthy accom- plishments along with the moral integrity that he has. In addition. Bill has participated in time-con- .suming extracurricular activities, and after a per- formance of the Glee Club, many a bright-eyed lass has looked at him with passionate, glossy eyes. By working at nights and during free class periods. Bill has earned many aquatic certifications. Besides helping himself, he has (I.m.Ii ' i! lime to helping others increase their aqiuilii aliililir.-. both at . I.I. and elsewhere. He is most ciilliusiastic about tlie Scuba Diving Club and exploring the depths of waters in Rockbridge County and surrounding areas. With these aquatic skills he certainly would seem to be headed for the frogmen. But, in addition through the .Air Force R.O.T.C. Flight Instruction Program, Bill has received a pilot ' s license. With these attributes. Bill will enter the Air Force and will commence to attain a good record of proficiency lioth in flying ability and as an officer in the United States Air Force. JOSEF DANIEL PRALL " Dan- M. DisoN, Wisconsin Chemistry, Infantry — Distinguished Militari Stu- dent; Private 4, 2; Corporal 3; Lieutenant 1 ; . ineri- can Chemical Society 3, 2, 1; Color Private 1; Penalty Tours 3; President Wisconsin Club 2, 1; Fire Fighter 3, 2, 1. Dan came from the wild northlands of Wisconsin for four years of hard (?) study at the Institute, and the biggest thing he got out of the V.M.I, was him- self. With the help of the Kiwi Polish Company, he became a corporal, slipping back to the ranks after one easy makeover period, and finally making it back up to lieutenant. One jump olf the 34-foot tower at Ft. Bragg (and making DAIS at camp) sold him on the Regular Army. Our second class year, Dan took a trip to Madison one weekend and met a new femme. Never one to let grass grow under his feet, he got engaged on the scciinil (late. The Brother Rats of ' 62 wish Dan and Susie success in the future. .lOHN WILLIAM PRICE, JR. " Plug " LyNCHBIRG, ViRGINI.i Electrical Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Track 4; Lynchburg Club 4, 3, 2, 1; American Institute of Electrical Engineers 2, 1; Radio Club 2, 1. The " Plug, " as he is commonly called by his Brother Rats, came to V.M.I, four years ago with a fond dislike for everything connected with the Mili- tary System, prevalent characteristics still remain- ing today. He has been a stalwart for the " Big Red " for the past three years, and in his spare time, he has managed to further his academic endeavors over in NEB. JW is a firm believer in chowing- down whenever possible, and he has missed few meals in his cadetship. The " Plug " has made many lasting friendships during his cadetship, and he has somehow managed to keep his cherubic smile against overwhelming odds, his two LA roommates and his EE curriculum. JW is a typical cadet in that he has followed the policy of " don ' t do it if it requires work " and will long be respected and ad- mired as a true Brother Rat of the Class of ' 62. - ■ NELSON BRIAN PRINCE " Fish " MiAMisBUKG, Ohio Chemistry, Armor — Soutliern ConferencR Back- stroke Champion 3, i, V ' .M.I. Backstroke Record 3, i, 1; Private i, 3, -i, 1; Swimming 4, 3, ■i, 1; Commanders 3, 2, 1; American Chemical Society 3, 3, 1; Westminster Fellowship 4, 3; Monogram Club 1. Four years ago there stepped into the Rat Line an inmate of the well-known room, 437. Nelson was soon to become known, for occupants of 437 were not to be forgotten, nor will his deeds under tlie auspices of Swimming Coach Arnold soon be forgotten. Nelson brought credit to himself and V.M.I, when he traveled to The Citadel and Fort Eustis for the Southern Conference Swimming Championships, two years and one year ago re- spectively, and brought back enough records and trophies to fill a bushel basket. Nelson has, also, been very active in music organizations — the Band for four years — and has played a glistening trombone in the V.M.I. Com- manders tor three years. The Commanders will always remain a fond memory for Nelson, and some ii those trips and Nelson ' s doings will go down in history. If you need to borrow anything, see Nelson, the man with a pack of Luckies, a radio against his ear, a trombone under one arm, and a swimming suit under the other. Best of luck, success, and wishes. Brother Rat. GERALD LEE QUIRK " Quirk-A-Daddy " Richmond, Virgini. Chemistry, Infantry — Private 4, 3, Sergeant -2, Supply Sergeant, First Sergeant 1; Wrestling 4; Track 4, 3; Football 4; American Chemical Society 4, 3, i, 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, ' 2. 1; Company Intramurals 3, 2, 1. " Quirk-A-Daddy " came to V.M.I, like a lamb and will go out like a lion. During his stay at V.M.I., Gerry excelled in many various fields. He is famous for many original quotations, one of which he has derived, practiced, and proven is, " You can ' t win ' em all. " Also those underclassmen who came into contact with his famous " dime routine " will never forget it. He also spent many hours in the weight room developing his physique and phj-sical stamina and is now recognized as one of the most powerful men in barracks. In keeping up with his academics and also doing an outstand- ing job militarily for his beloved " A " Company, Gerry has been a real asset to V.M.I. He has always been willing (although he doesn ' t like to admit it) to lend a helping hand to those of us who needed it, regardless of personal inconvenience. Being a man of principles and, better yet, one who lived by his principles, he will never be forgotten by those of us who knew him well. What ever Gerry decides to do in life, we can rest assured that he will be successful, and wc know- that he will be able to reach all his goals. LE MS WARREN REED " Warren ' Newport News, Virgixlv Historv, . ir Force — Chicago Tribune Superior Cadet ' Award 1961; Private 4, Corporal 3, First Sergeant i. Captain 1; Swimming 4. Polo . " ?: Tidewater Club 4, 3, i, 1; International Relation Club 3,-2,1; Cadet Staff 4, 3, Advertising Manager 3; Intramurals 4, 3, i, 1: Canterburj- Club 4, 3, , 1: Southwestern Diocesan Vice President 3, President 3, President -2: Key Club 1. In September 1!)58, Warren put many of his civilian characteristics behind with the exceptions of wine, women, and song, these being temporarily restricted by the military system. He became an avid fan of Pine Room and Moose Lodge parties or, to be more precise, any t -pe of party. One of War- ren ' s little parties almost caused him to miss Ring Figure. It seems as though the O.C. got the mis- taken idea that he was invited to attend a party in Warren ' s room one night. At any rate he dropped in, but, the O.C. was a little early for refreshments. Being determined to miss Ring Figure, he decided to attend a W. L. party, and left the post attired in his best ci Ties and flying low. with a trusty com- panion who was flying even lower. On the more serious side, Warren ' s endeavors at the Institute won for him the position of Company Commander as a reward for his hard work. Whatever he might choose to do in the future, we are sure he will be a success. Good luck from the Class of 196-2 to a tine Brother Rat. THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS V 1LLL4M LEONARD REDDEX, JR. " Snuffy " Buffalo, Xew York History, Armor — Private 4, Corporal 3, 2, 1 ; Intra- murals i; Armed Forces Club 4; Newman Club 4, 3, i; Catholic Choir 4. Buffalo ' s loss was Virginia ' s gain on tliat fateful day in September 1958 when " Snuffy " walked through Limits Gates, determined to succeed in all endeavors. Four years, eighteen pairs of shoes, and infinite cans of shoe polish later, he has conquered the military, as well as the academic, system. Willie has never been known to pass up a party, as can be testified by the hotel staffs of the King Carter, Monticello, and Parkside Ambassador. Hard work is something that he has never shied away from, either. He could never be called a typical L. A. when it came to burning the midnight oil. Among his many virtues, he is considerate, saving the ladies in the Tailor Repair Shop much work when they put on his corporal stripes three years ago and haven ' t touched them since. Tien the Class of ' 62 leaves the Institute this •June they will be saying good-by to one of the friendliest and hardest working Brother Rats in our class. Always there with a warming smile and a helping hand, his success is guaranteed in anj-thing he should try. HERBERT PAUL RHODES, Jl " Rip " Winchester, Virginia Biology, Lifantry — Editor of Ring Figure Magazine i. Ring Figure Committee 2; Private 4, 3, 2, Ser- geant, Coinpaiiv Guidon Bearer 1; Wrestling 4; Track 4; Basellall Manager 2; Intramurals 4, 3: International Relations Club 4, 3, 2; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2; Virginia Academy of Science 3; Usher for J. M. Hall Church Services 3, 2, 1. Rip was just a Rat his first year at V.M.I., piling up demerits and living on permits from September to June. His real character was brought out in the third class year when he found out the joys of the sack and TV. After wearing out one hay. Rip seemed like a good name for him. Paul, as he is known to a few, spent three years of hard work avoiding rank, but the new system caught up with him and destroyed a good record of being a private. Rip has also been known to enjoy a good card game. His third class year he helped originate the After Drill Poker Club. During his second class year, his ideas of social status got to him, and he turned to bridge. Also during the last three years. Rip has tried his best to keep the grades up and the demerits down so that he could make numerous trips to jSIaryland . . . for some unknown reason. This last year the idea of getting into Medical school has made him more conscious of his studies, and he may make it vet. JAMES COOPER RICHARDS " J. C. " Arlington, Virginia History, Air Force — Distinguished Military Student; Private 4, Corporal 3, Regimental Color Sergeant 2, Lieutenant, 1st Battalion S-1 ; International Rela- tions Club 3, 2, President 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Judo Team 4. " J. C. " came to the Institute determined to do well, both militarily and academically. He has ac- complished this in his four years at V.M.I. A true L.A., Jim spent a good percentage of his time in the sack. When he was not asleep, we could find him in the PX, talking about his first love, flying, or arguing with all who would listen about the benefits of bachelor life. J.C. was one of the few cadets who we always found to be well versed on world affairs. Intensely patriotic, Jim travelled all over the country during his cadotsliip, representing V.M.I, at many con- ferences .iu Intrnialiiinal Relations. He was always ailniii ' ed for his excellent judg- ment of human nature; this asset, combined with his tactful manner of approaching a problem, en- abled him to resolve many arguments between his fellow zebras and the privates when they arose. Jim was one of the few of our Brother Rats who managed to retain his " single " status during his four years at the Institute. We can ' t understand this, however, because he made many sorties be- tween Lexington and all points of the compass in pursuit of the fair .sex. TLLIAM AUGUSTUS RICKETTS, JR. " Erg " Emporia, Virginia History, Armor — Private 4, 3, ' 2, 1 ; Wesley Founda- tion 4, 3, 2, 1, Secretary 2, President 1; Honor Tank Platoon -Z; Civil War Club 2, 1; American Institute of Physics 4; Religious Council 2, 1; Tidewater Club i, 3, 2, 1. " Wild Bill " came all the way from the other side of the world (Japan) to become a Rat at V ' .M.I.; however, he did not come over in the normal fashion. One day someone opened a hay roll, and there was Bill; he has been here ever since. He originally came as a member of the Class of 1961, but after one look, he decided to wait another year to become a Rat. He was determined not to let the Rat Line get him down and always bounced back, even in ranks. His third class year was a year of decision. After many months of meditation, in his hay, of course, he found his real purpose in life — to be a history major. Although his philosophy is " it ' s all in the outline, " he is the only cadet who can read and sleep at the same time. Bill has distinguished himself in many fields, most of which speak for themselves. His knowledge and interest in national and international pohtics and his desire to serve his country have made him one of our finer American citizens. Those who know him well are positive that whatever his aims are in life, success will be his reward. GORAL N CARLIN RIDGELY, JR. " Ridge " Alex. ndria, Virginia Pliysics, Artillery — Distinguished Military Student; Private i. Corporal 3, Supply Sergeant 2, Company Commander 1; Fencing i; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1; PX Manager; .American Institute of Physics 3, 2, 1. Led to V.M.I, by the classic fun tales of the Class of ' 54, Ridge aiDciously came to reside four years at the Institute. Arriving here chuckling at all the barracks fun, he immediately began the usual routine of all incoming Rats. First came the few boxes of crumbled cookies in the mail, then a couple of ICC notes, next no letters — finally no girl!! .Just a typical VMI freshman. His folks kept telling him things would brighten up — and they did — every summer when he got back home. Ridge was slow at " getting the point " that this was a college and that he would just have to give up that transistor and the Timmins Room into which he had moved. Finally after two and a half years he decided to pull his academics off the extracurricula shelf and start to work. From that point on Ridge has shown that he has what it takes to be a success in any field. He excelled himself as a Distinguished Military Student as he rose through the ranks of Bravo Company, eventually becoming its " head honcho. " His close friends (long and short haired) remember the mid- night raitis on the PX ice box led by our boy, now PX manager. These are some of the results which came about from the determination and hard work of this Brother Rat. LOUIS CLOLT) RITCHIE, .IR. " Lou " McLE.tN ' , VlBOrSTA Biology, .Armor— Private 4, 3, 2, 1 : Varsity Rifle 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 : Armed Forces Club 4, 3; Virginia . cademy of Science 4, 3, 1; Inter- national Relations Club 4; Cadet Staff 4: Archaeologj " Club 4, 3; Monogram Minstrel 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1; Key Club 1. Though McLean, Virginia, lies within earshot of the rumble of lobb nsts in our nation ' s capital, Lou Ritchie managed to harken to the call of the wild. His love for Mother Nature remained with him as he walked through Jackson Arch and took his posi- tion with his new classmates. He discovered an immediate escape from the rigorous life in barracks with the amoeba and the wild life of the Biologj- Department. He discovered, also, that his weekly journeys into the woods of Virginia were much more enjoyable with a female companion. Lou will have no trouble in the years to come finding solace and enjo, " ment, whether it be in a Montana forest or in a Virginia wildlife conser a- tory. The birds and bees will play more than one role in his chosen vocation. He is a quiet boy, and the thunder of the 12 gauge or the twang of his bow does not seem to hinder his academic pursuits. Whether Lou will be testing a compound in a lab or tagging a deer in the forest is up to him, but he has the ability and knows how to applv it and will be whatever he resolves to be. m THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS WILLIAM JAMES HITCHIE, JR. " B. J. " Gi-EN Ridge, New Jersey English, Air Force — Private -i, 3, " 2, Guidon Ser- geant 1; Indoor and Outdoor Track i: Rifle Team 3; Cadet Start ' i; Bomb Start ' i, 1; Dana 4, 3, 2, 1; R. E. Dixon English Society 1 ; Intramurals 3, ' 2, 1 . This man is quite a dift ' erent chap from the Yall Street oriented capitalist who was confronted with a foreboding quotation in Jackson Arch four years ago. During our Rat Year, with no other thought for .lackson ' s quotation, B. J. managed to count oft ' the days in a most unconventional manner; that is, marking down the days of confinement from one dance weekend to the next. At the beginning of his third class year B. J. joined the ranks of those who, both seriously and skeptically, yet habitually, attempted to conjure their psyches into cohabiting with the upper left-hand corner of the English Library. Our second year this man succeeded: psyche flew out, missed Idl-liand corner, sailed round Greece, South CaioliiKi, Hume, North Carolina, Jerusalem and Steiirs; imwhero was an appealing psyche port; it returned through left-hand corner. B. J. is now a man of conviction, a man who has cliosen to serve others as a doctor; he has set out to prove the truth of .lackson ' s statement, yet he realizes that he will not do so until, while wielding his freshly honed scapel, a fellow traveler speaks of that winnowing-fan. GEORGE WILLIAM ROBBINS, III " Sonny " B.iYSIDE, VlRGINI. Bi,.lo Chlb Infantry— Private 4, 3, 2, 1; . rmed Forces 3, 2; President 1; Virginia Academy of Science i, 3. Sonny came to V.M.I, with a strong military background from his prep school days, but he iimnc ' diately decided to join forces with the elite in his class who aimed at that noble goal — the status of a first class pri -ate. Allowing nothing to interfere with his purpose, Sonny has breezed through his cadetship using his time to the best advantage for the most enjoyable cadet activities, all, of course, extracurricular. Sonny is known as a shrewd businessman who brought wealth and success to the Tidewater Club ' s activities, but also he is known as one of the few people at this busy place who was always willing to take time out to iiclp a Brotlicr Rat in need. If all of Siiuny ' s exploits were to be mentioned here, the Institute might think it necessary to hire a new Tac staft ' . His daring and courage were best demonstrated when he took a night ort ' from the spring hike to date a lady hockey champion. Sonny never went anywhere until half past sliake- a-leg, Ijut he was always at the right places, like the Moose Lodge, when there was work to be done. JAMES FRANCIS ROBERTS " Fats " St. Louis, Missouri Chemistry, Artillery — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, Second Lieutenant 1; Indoor Track 4; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 2, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; American Chemical Society 3, 2, 1; Cadet Waiter 2; of 1962 Insurance Committee; Mehville Club 2, 1, Presi- dent 1; Fire Fighting Detail 3, 2, 1; Lauderdale Club 9. In the fall of 1058, 150 pounds of romping, stomping terror came through the arch. This fugitive from the great Midwest was none other than our boy Jim. It wasn ' t long before everyone knew the great- ness of the Hawks, the fight of the Cards, the niillownoss of a " Bud, " and literary value of the ■■ Post-Dispatch. " Jim ' s determined efforts toward better health cannot be overlooked. Who else could lose weight on a weight gaining program. ' " Muscles " now has worked to such a peak of strength that he can remove the lid from his malt jar alone! Some day Jim will obtain his ultimate goal and will discard his lead shoes. " Flash " decided to try his hand at rank and alternated between private and stripes for two years. Finally, stripes won out. This is no surprise to us. Dependabihty and drive to get the job done are basic to his character. i PPWIPWlppplw JOSEPH BAYLOR ROBERTS, JR. " Joe " Arlington, N ' ikoinia History, Armor — Private 4, 3, ' 2, 1; V.M.I. Ranger Unit 3; liing Figure Magazine, Editorial Staff ■2; Bomb Staff ' 4; Armed Forces Club 3. " AATiat do you think of this gun? " Whenever .vou hear this question around barracks, it is usually directed at a bespeckled guy with a crew cut named Joe Roberts. Joe came to these yellow walls on that day in September with two burning desires: (1) to get out of here; and ( ' 2) to do it with a Regular Army Commission. While working toward these goals, Joe also found time to become well established as the barracks " gun nut. " In fact, it is a rare time indeed that you can ' t find .something about guns floating around his room. Still working for that R.. . Commission, Joe joined the Rangers and managed to put their motto into use one morning. By the way Slim, how ' s your truck. ' After the Rangers had made their last run, Joe started shop- ping around for new interests. He found these in great diversity, ranging from tanks to Scottish music. No troops, that wasn ' t the Black Watch marching through New Court.vard — just Joe playing his bag pipe records. Tlirough hard work and perseverance, Joe has finally achieved the goals he started out with and will soon fulfill a third, that of marriage to a certain brunette in .-Vrlington. When he graduates barracks will lose a true friend and Brotlier Rat — but only to the ranks of the Alumni. HENRY Bl " R ' ELL ROBINSON, II " Robbie " Portsmouth, Ohio Biology, Air Force — Private -t, 3, 2, 1; Cross-Coun- try 4: Baseball 4; Polo 3; Intramurals 4, 3, i, 1; Vir- ginia Academy of Science 4, 3, " i; Canterbury Club 4, 3, 2; Archaeology Club 4. After " Sugar Burl " came to V.M.I., it didn ' t take him long to realize that a military career wasn ' t for him. Through the years. Burl has acquired an allergy to rules, sliining shoes, and uniforms; he can proudly say that he has survived all these years and will graduate as a private, a feat which is rapidly fading from V.M.I. Unfortunately for the women, Henry ' s main interest has been in trying to prepare himself for a medical career; however, this did not prevent him from going to Portsmouth from time to time to see Sandy. But now in the true V.M.I, tradition, these visits are made only for the purpose of visiting his parents. . lthough quiet and reserved, Henry has made many true friends while at V. I.I. We know that he will be successful in life, and that he will be remem- bered as a true and loyal Brotlier Rat of the Class of l!)(i ' 2. .JAMES PAUL ROGAN " Roges " Mi. in, Florid.4 Chemistry, Infantry — DisiinguUhed Military Stu- dent; Private 4; Corporal 3, Sergeant, Supply Sergeant, 1st Sergeant -2, Company Commander 1: Football 4; Hop Committee 1; Floor Committee i: Armed Forces Club 4; . merican Chemical Society 3, 2, 1; Company Intramurals 4, 3, i, 1. Jim came to V.M.I, with a military background and decided to finish in true militarj ' style. He e.xoelled as a corporal during his third class year and went up through the ranks as a second classinar when he held the ranks of Supply Sergeant, Line Sergeant and First Sergeant. Then to fulfill a dream he took over as " F " Company Commander in his first class year. His poise, bearing, and superior military knowledge led Jim to stand numljer one in his company at summer camp. He also retained his status as a Distinguished Military Student, which he had achieved prior to summer camp. Besides a splendid record in the military phase of cadet life, Jim has been a member of the V.M.I. Hop Com- mittee and ranks high in his class as a chemistry major. To top off his well-rounded character, Jim has Ijeen active in intramurals. With the leadership, bearing, and tact which Jim has displayed in his life at V.M.I., he is assured of reaping great honors as a regular officer in the L ' nited States Army. THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS JOHN ORLiN ROWELL, JR. " Jack " Blacksburg, Virginia English, Infantry — Private 4, Corporal-Private 3, Sergeant-Private ' 2, First Sergeant-Lieutenant 1; Intraraurals -1, 3, i, 1; Rat Wrestling 4; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, % 1; Military Editor Cadet 1; Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, 1; Cadet Bugler 3, i, 1 ; Glee Club ' 2. Jack, who came to us from a long hitch in the Marine Corps, was determined to strengtlien his " gung-ho " spirit by gaining his Regular Army Commission at the Institute. Having chosen this as his goal, he set about accomplishing it as First Sergeant of the Regimental " blowers and beaters. " Not only does Jack favor the military, but his academics merit special attention; he likes them so well that he has been a constant summer school student. One thing can be said about this " Brother Rat " ; you name it and he has done it — hotel clerk, baby sitter, bartender in the officers ' club, or — now here ' s a good one — a Baptist Camp Counselor during the day and a gambling collector at night. That ' s our Rowell. " Poppa Jack " has a favorite pastime when not in school, relaxing on the beach with all his " lovelies. " Good luck Jack, and when our twentieth reunion brings us all back together again, we hope to see you sporting a " big bird, " or perhaps even a star on your collar. SEYMOUR SAMUELS, III " Sam " Nashville, Tennessee English, Infantry — Distingnished Military Student; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; Rat Football; Wrestling 1; Ranger Unit 4, 3, S-3; Bomb 4, i, 1, Photo Editor 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Jewish Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Vice President 1 ; Tennessee-Kentucky Club 4, 3, 2, 1, President 1; Cadet 4; Playboy College Representative 2,1; OD Hop Weekends 1 . Little did the Virginia Military Institute realize what it was in for on Wednesday, 10 September 1958, when the Tennessee Stud, better known as Seymour Samuels, III, came barging through .lackson .Arch. During his first few " pleasant " days at the healthful abode, Sam quickly learned that the Rat Line was not a leash for somebody ' s mouse. Betwixt the G.C. and the now defunct O.G.. ., the Tennessee Stud began to wish he had stayed in Tennessee. . s time passed things improved for Sam. His Third Class year he joined the Rangers and learned how to growl; he growled so well that they made him S-3. In his Second Class year Sam traded in his Ranger scarf for a camera and got on the Bo.MB Photographic Staff. Evidently, his pictures were " ok, " since he was Photographic Editor of this year ' s Bo.mb. As Sam became a First Classman, he finally got the long sought for rank as a Sergeant in Echo Company. Sergeant Sam, the military ham, is a great guy indeed, and he will long be remembered by his Brother Rats. WILLIAM EDWARD SAMUELS " Dub " New Haven, Connecticut History, .-Vrmor — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Cross-Country 4; Track Indoor Outdoor 4; Baseball 3, 2; In- tramurals 4, 3, 2, Company Intramural Captain 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Southside Virginia Club 4, 3; Armed Forces Club 1. It didn ' t take Dub long, after arriving at VM.L, to figure out the easiest possible way to get through the Rat Line. He not only arranged to dyke his processor, which made Cadre a pushover, but managed to spend the entire Rat Year on athletic teams. Beginning his Third Class year. Dub said good-bye to all intercollegiate sports, with the exception of baseball, and became the intramural star of " D " Company, becoming captain in his first class year. Besides being a sports fan, he was always ready to contribute his part to the typical V.M.I, party, and this presented him with the problem of finding a date to keep up with him. In all seriousness. Dub will always be remembered by his Class as one who is ready and willing to help in any way and one who could enjoy life to the fullest. He will always be remembered as a contributor to the barracks night life, winning him the appropriate title of the " niglit roamer. " JAY ray:mond sculley " Jay " Hollywood, Florida Civil Engineering, Air Force — Distiiii iiixhed Air Force Cadet; Private -i, Corporal 3, (Operations Sergeant i. Lieutenant 1; Indoor Track 4; Soccer 4, 3, i, 1, Captain ' 2, 1; Guard Mount Band -t, 3, -2: Armed Forces Club 4; " V " Club ' ■2, 1; Intraninrals 4, 3, ' 2, 1, Manager 1; American Society of Civil Kn- gineers 3, i, 1; Wesley Foundation 4. When June 196-2 rolls around, V.M.I, will lose a status symbol — the largest pair of ears in the world. Although the world ' s only living ear plant has been hampered by verbal abuse, he has become one of the most popular members of our class. Among Jay ' s achievements and awards are two intramural wrestling championships, although he never dressed for a match. Even though he was a regular member of the ' 2-200 hour sack club, he has managed to keep his grades above average. During the se -oTid semester of his Second Class year, he settled doH ' n and got those four Big Days. With the help of those honor list days, first class days, and weekends. Jay has been able to attain his main goal — that is, to spend as few weekends in barracks as possible and as mcini weekends in KiTibridge as possible. In Jay ' s four years at VMI he has ne er lacked friends. It can be said with certainty that his friendliness, humor, ability, and good judgment will help him to find the place in later life which he deserves. BRUCE G. SEILIXG " B. G. ' Pittsburgh, Pennsylv. ni. Physics, Armor — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant ' 2, Sergeant, Guidon Bearer 1; Wrestling 4; Baseball Manager 4, 3; Armed Forces Club 3, -2, 1, Program Chairman -2; International Relations Club 3; Track Intramurals 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Cadet Waiter 3, ' 2, 1; American Institute of Physics 3, ' 2, 1: Chairman, Class Insurance Committee -2, 1; Cheerleaders -2, ], Head Cheerleader 1; 196-2 Ring Committee. From a glance at the above, it becomes obvious that Bruce has indeed been one of the most active members of our class. Doing most of his work in a behind-the-scenes maimer, BG has often been the dominant factor in making many Class and Corps projects a success. Tho ' he ' ll grin sheepishly when confronted with the fact, Bruce is one Yankee who appears to have become quite Southernized during his four-year stay. Away from V.M.I., Bruce is always to be found where good times w-ere being had; i. e., at the New Market Inn and at Lauderdale. Some say that Bruce never missed a Pine Room or Moose Lodge party during his entire stay here. Having lieen one of the most dependable and loyal members of ' 62, Bruce has, on many occasions, stood above us all with his determination to do a good job in everything in which he engaged. No doubt, yon will make your mark wherever you go in life. ORLANDO CH. RLEs ' •Earl " EVERO, JR. Old Greexwich, Coxsectkut Electrical Engineer, Air Force — Private 4, 3, Sergeant 2, 1; Judo 4: Intramurals 3, -2; Meml er of .American Institute of Electrical Engineers 3, i, 1 : Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Newman Club 4, 3: Cadet Laboratory .Assistant 2. In September, 1958, Earl arrived at V.M.I, to begin a career, destined to succeed. During the lone months of that unforgettable year. Earl c-ould be seen dancing through the courtyard to First C. P., or liurr -ing to Judo practice. Earl quickly estab- lished himself as a standout in the Electrical En- gineering Department, through hard work and long hours of study. However tired from academic work, or military " exercise, " one could always find E l with a smile on his face, and a friendly greeting to all. Earl was not long to elude the fair sex. In the summer of 1960, he met a terrific young lady by the name of Joan, soon to be Mrs. Severe. The Class of " 6-2, and V.M.I., will say good-bye to Earl in June, but will not forget him. A favorite among the cadets and faculty, he is certain to l e a favorite among the people he will meet in society. In June, 1962. we n-ill sav. " Good-Bve and best of luck, " ■ to " ONE OF THE GREATEST. " THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS : . CALVIN CLARENCE SE " BOLD " Cal " Mount Carmel, Illinois Biology, Infantry — Private 4, 3, ' 3, 1 ; Fencing ' 2, 1 ; Soccer 3; Band 4, 3, 2, 1. Cal, the southern Illinois flash, the butcher of the King ' s English, came to V.M.I, after being im- pressed by the Bulletin. By some strange fate, he has survived all phases of V.M.I, life. Like most of us, Cal spent most of his Rat Year under confine- ment, his biggest boner being on an elevator in Norfolk with Colonel Gillespie while wearing civilian clothes. His Third Class year, Cal scored again. He made a good name for himself by " snaking " the date of the president of the Delta L ' psilon fraternity, while attending a party there. Cal is also an avid fan of summer school; he explains five sessions by saj-ing that he does not want his mind to become lax. To be serious, Cal is one of the friendliest fellows in barracks and is always willing to help someone in need. We will always remember him for his friendly ribbing that cheered up the gloomiest of days. Cal is a firm believer in " Ignorance is bliss. " " How can they hurt you if you cannot understand what they are doing to you? " Cal is far from fitting this description; and with his determination, he will do well. We all wish him good luck. KrNG L N CODY SHELBURNE, JR. " Casper — the head man. " BlRMINGH. M, Al.4B. 1L Civil Engineering, Armor — Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Foot- ball 4, 3, i, 1; Track 4, 3; Intramurals 4, 3, i, 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 2; American Society of Civil Engineers 3, 2, 1 ; Deep South Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Sum- mer School. On a night when the moon is hidden by those dark clouds, which visit V.M.I, quite often, a white speck may be seen prowling around the stoops. This is Alabama ' s son, known to his Brother Rats as " Casper. " It is a rarity when one can possess a smile and pleasant personality when under some of the more pressing strains of cadetship. Casper has this quality. It is only one of the reasons why he has acquired so many strong friendships during his staj ' at the Institute. A bright football career was impeded by a broken ankle during his third class year. But Kingman is not one to stay down. This too, is a quality we all admire in him. One can easily locate Casper at a party because of that fine Alabama stomp he treats us all to. Besides Casper ' s athletic and recreational abihties, he is able to maintain an intelligent and interesting conversa- tion. He is one of the few self-made men left in the world. No one can doubt that a rich full life awaits our Brother Rat. The Class of ' 62 will remember always this likeable guy ' s large head gear, but even larger personality. ROBERT CARNEGIE SHELDON " Bob " Genev. , Ohio Physics, . rtillery — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Soccer 4, 3; Rifle 4; Polo 3; . merican Institute of Ph ysics 3, 2, 1; Ring Figure Committee 2; Canterbury Club 4; Intramural Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1; Class Emblem Com- mittee 3; Yankee Club 4, 3; Salute Detail 1. Bob came to us in a small, but mighty package from the famed " Black Horse Troop. " After a year of Rat business, the third stoop found him, and lured him to room 300, and the boys. Here Bob grew in many ways, and was often the fudge factor in a cool maneuver. Frizbees, broken windows, and the barracks carpenter all became a part of his life. The soccer team Scribe was to settle down for a much calmer life as a second classman, concentrat- ing on stimulating his intellect. On the first stoop. Bob came roaring back into his former self, running the Corps from behind the scenes, always striving to guide the E.C. in his endeavors. Never let it be said that a fire engine, red or green, ever got by Bob, for next to that certain " Brewer " in Baltimore, this was his greatest love. In June, the V.M.I, will offer to the world its most compact package in the Class of ' 62, hut wo all know well that we can never safely underestimate the big " little man " from Geneva. - FREDERICK LLIA r SHIRLEY " Pops " Silver Spring, Maryland History, Armor — Private 4, 3, " 2, Sergeant 1; Football Varsity 3, ' 2, 1; Track Rat 4; Rat Football 4; Monogram Club 3, -2, 1; Wesley Foundation 4,3. The " old man " descended upon V.M.I, and its traditions, making a lasting impression with his negative attitude. Pops, as he is known by his Brother Rats, has been a mainstay for the " Big Red " since his Third Class year. Although he is sometimes preoccupied with certain academic endeavors, he can usually be found in the PX, slurping down the " colon doggers " with the rest of the crew. His domestic love life is approaching zero as a limit, but on a national scale he is emi- nently known. His friendship is warm and sin- cere, and he is always willing to help out a Brother Rat. Remembered in the hearts of his Brother Rats with his shining face and head, he will always be fondly remembered by the Class of " 62. RONALD ARTHLTR SHOEMAKE " Shoe " IVLiNASSAS, Virginl Civil Engineering, Air Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, Private 2, Sergeant 1; Football 4; General Com- mittee 1; President Rat Disciplinary Committee 1; Yankee Club Treasurer 1. Wien Shoe came to V.M.I, little did he know what the next four years held for him. After com- pleting his Rat Year, he emerged as one of the top ranking mi litary men in his class. Realizing that his studies played a more important part than did his military rank, he sacrificed his rank, and future chances at rank, for a better academic stand. Dur- ing his next two years, he decided that he wanted to be a pilot in the LT.S.A.F. There is no doubt that he will be a success in the future in all things that he undertakes. He is noted as a man who is a self- starter, a man who can work under a minimal amount of supervision and still be capable of effective management and output. . lthough he has lived in the South for some time, the Shoe still maintains a loyalty to the North, especially to a young lady from Long Island. A self-styled " Mr. Civil War, " Ron is not afraid to stand alone; but never will he pre- judge man ' s prospects. ROBERT FRANKLEN " SHROPSHIRE " Shrop, " " Shmoo, " " Teddy Bear " LiRTI ■5VILLE, lHGIXU Electrical Engineering, ArtiUen.- — Private 4, 3, 2, 1: American Institute of Electrical Engineers 3, 2, 1: Southside Virginia Club 3, 2; Company Food Representative 1. Round Rob Shropshire arrived at the home of honorable youths in September of 195S, to do battle with " Jiggs " and the Electrical Engineering Department. Four years later the battle still rages. Although the high honors of militarj- rank that he strove to attain have somehow eluded him, he remains undaunted. Most notable among his accomplishments is his abihty to spend con- siderable time in the great white womb and still pass almost all his work. A mechanical genius, he even found time to perfect three ways to assemble an M-1 rifle in his Rat Year, two wrong and one right; and to disassemble a A450 Z-angle meter without removing the case. Although no social lion. The " Martionsville Flash, " pri% " ileges per- mitting, still managed to get back to the green hills of Southside Virginia on occasion. " Aroo " ' twas the battle cry as this intrepid athlete led the noble E.E. ' s in that epic battle of the diamond with the fearsome and unbeaten C.E. ' s. Other athletic endeavors include the Poker Club his third class year; but Shrop soon lost this crass interest and became a member of the lidnight Bridge Association. In a more sober hght, Shrop has been a good friend and a Fine Brother Rat and we wish him good luck in his future endeavors. THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS JOHN ANTHONY SIBILSKY " John " Laubil-m, Michigan Civil Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, 3, i. Ser- geant 1; Golf 1; Rifle Team 1; American Society of Civil Engineers i, 3, ' 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1; Methodist Club 4, 3, 3, 1. John came to Lexington with hopes of high mili- tary achievement. A man of previous military ex- perience, he was assured of success. But, sometime between the first and second year of his cadetship, he changed from his search for rank, and rechan- neled his endeavors in an effort to join the intelli- gentsia. Academically, he was a high success. Militarily, John revived his original dreams when the Institute changed the rank system in order to allow more leadership talents to be recognized. A man, who never became accustomed to eating grits, or saying " you all, " John conveyed, in his own way, that there is such a thing as a good Yankee. From the ranks stepped forth The smiling man from the North. With sincere words to all. He became a friend that fall. Quick of wit, clear of mind, Michig an ' s loss, Virginia ' s find. JAMES ALFEED SMITH " Jim " Falls Chuech, Virginu Civil Engineering, Armor — Distinguished Military Student; Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant — Supply Sergeant 2, Lieutenant 1; Rat Basketball 4, Intra- murals 4, 3, ' 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, Treasurer ' 2, President 1; Ring Committee 2; Ring Figure Committee 2; Little Gyva Committee Chairman 2; American Society of Civil Engineers 4, 3, -1, 1 ; V.M.I. Cadet Staff 2, 1. After recovering from the initial shock of the first few days in the Rat Line, Smitty, during his cadet- ship, became the liaison officer between the W. L. fraternities and has done a tremendous job of getting cadets into the more elite t ' rat parties. His con- nections with other colleges do not stop at W. L.; and he has become a one-man peace corps. Jim has also found time in the midst of all the distractions at V.M.I, to become a permanent member of the Dean ' s List, a D.M.S., and an officer in both the Cadet Corps and the cadet organi- zations. Aside from these honors Jim has attained, he has always been found with a smile on his face which cannot fail to make friends for him. Jim possesses an outstanding personality and the ability and willingness to help a Brother Rat or friend in need. We know that Jim will make a success of his life after V.M.I., and that he is one member of the Class of 1962, who will always be remembered by his Brother Rats. WILLL M W.ARE SMITH, JR. " Ware " Roanoke, Virginia Physics, Infantry — Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Swimming 4, 3, 2, Co-Captain 1; American Institute of Physics 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 2; Monogram Club 2, 1; Roanoke Club 4, 3, 2, President 1. Ware Smith is a young man of many ciualities. He combines hard work and the pleasures of college lite as best as any V.M.I. Cadet can. Being a Physics major is a full time job, but Ware had to add Co-Captain of the swimming team to this. Despite the obstacles presented by the Institute, the smiling kid from the " Star City " manages to make a few trips to places like W. L., Hollins, Virginia Beach and the Bahamas. All work and no play makes Ware a dull boy! Ware Smith possesses many of the characteristics that some of us never seem to acquire. You ' d never want to meet a more good-natured fellow in your life; he probably doesn ' t have an enemy in the Corps. In addition to good looks, and good natured- ness. Ware has more drive than the next two cadets combined. This drive seems to keep him going, no matter how tough the task. RICHARD RINEHART SPELDEL " Spider " Fort Bhagg, North Carolina Civil Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, 3, ' 2, Color Private 1 ; Wrestling 4; Rangers 4, 3; Yankee Club 4; Armed Forces Club 4. When that fateful day in September rolled around, Dick found himself in for good. He led an illustrious Rat Year on the Fifth stoop among the G.C. and O.G.A. members. The following year, Dick found himself a member of the famous " Club 358, " which seemed to collect demerits and Tactical Officers like Thirds on a gross Rat. After the first two years, Dick found things going smooth- ly, and also found himself happily engaged with Ring Figure. His ability, his always lending a lielping hand, his participation in school activities, and his travel in Europe have helped him to have a well-rounded personality which has won him many friends here and should win many more after graduation. This will surely bring him suc- cess in the future. Dick has done well at V.M.I., and we wish him the best the whole way. " Good Luck, " Dick . . . JOHN WTXLIAM SPENCE " John " London Bridge, Virginia Cliemistry, Air Force — Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; American Chemical Society 3, ' 2, 1; Floor Committee 2; Hop Committee 1; Cadet Waiter 1; Regimental Band 4, 3, 2, 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Guard Mount Band 4, 3, 2; Company Clerk 1. John came to us from Tidewater with a smile on his face and the determination to be a success at V.M.I. However, it didn ' t take him long to realize that rats don ' t smile, at least not in the Rat Line. That survival was more important than success the first year became all too clear to him. After his rat year though, John settled down to the routine of mihtary life. He decided that his two main goals were; to get good grades and to graduate, both of which he has accomplished by his determination and drive. He can usually be seen on a Saturday afternoon in his fatigues going to the Chemistry Lab. However, this swamp rat ' s sincerity and willingness to help others has made liini a good Brother Rat, and one who is well liked by all of us. John is sure to be a success in his chosen field of endeavor because of his determination and desire to get ahead. We all wish you the best of every- thing in the vears to come. DAMD ARDEX SPIVEV " Weasel " Portsmouth, Virginia Civil Engineering, Armor — Private 4; Corporal 3; Sergeant 2; Battalion Sergeant, Major, 1st Bat- talion, 1st Battahon S-3 1: Rifle Team 4; Intra- murals 3; Honor Tank Troup 2: . rmed Forces Club 3, 2, 1; Americ-an Societv of Ci -il Engineers 4, 3, 2, 1 : Tidewater Club 3, 2, 1 : PX Worker 1 ; Combined Arms Program 1 ; L nholy Four 2, 1 ; Distinguished Military Student. " Weasel, " as he is known to his close friends, is a veritable storehouse of practical information. Even though he was caught prajnng in the direc- tion of Mecca his Rat year, he has " endured " a very enviable cadetship. He has proven his upstanding character and re- markable wit; any Brother Rat or Rat of the last three years will attest to this. His many friends can be found almost anv-nhere, and Dave ' s fre- quent all-expense trips to the Greenbrier attests to this. Another of Dave ' s famous trademarks has been his plaid suiter with the built-in sign; " Ex-- press to Portsmouth, " and " Local to Lexington. " with, of course, time out in Richmond where his fairer and better half resides. Though most are cited as future successes upon leaving V.M.I. , we feel in David ' s case, this is more than mere speculation. The record shows too many pluses for it to be otherwise in the future. THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS JAMES JOSEPH STEPNOWSKI " Step " Oyster Bay, New York Chemistry, Air Force — Distinguished Academic Stvdent 3, ' 2, Who ' s H Ao in American Colleges and Universities, James Lewis Howe Chemistry Award; Private -i, 3, i. Sergeant 1; Wrestling 4, 3; Intra- murals -t, 3, ' 2, 1 ; American Chemical Society 3, ' 2, 1 ; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Fu-e Fighting Detail 2, 1. After finally finding his way out of the maze of turnpikes from Long Island, New York, on that fateful September day back in 1958, Jim arrived on tlic scene here at the Institute and immediately wanted to know " What in the world is the Rat Line? " Jim found out soon enough, like the rest of us, and soon adapted himself to the rigors of one of the last of the " Old Corps " Rat Lines. Like his fellow townsman, Teddy Roosevelt, who also pressed up a hill once, Jim began his own " pressing up the hill of science. " Jim got off to what he considered a slow start academically, but pretty good by most of his Brother Rats ' standards. Maybe being an E. E. frightened him a little, but at the beginning of his 3rd Class year, Jim finally saw the light and became a Chemistry major. " Step " won his stars that year and has been stepping along ever since. Jim is one of our quieter Brother Rats; one who is liked by all of us. Although never a party boy or ladies ' man, Jim has managed to have a well- rounded college life, in addition to his academics. EDMUND ROOT STRICKLER " Strick " Virginia Beach, Virginia Biology, Infantry — Distinguished Militari Student; Private 4, Corporal 3, Regimental Supply Sergeant and Regimental Color Sergeant 2, 1st Lieutenant, 1st Battalion S-4 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Bomb Staff 4; Fire Fighter 3, 2, 1, Cadet in Charge of Fire Fighting 1. " Strick " is a young man whose military promi- nence and personality-plus has given him a fruitful career at our " beloved " Institute. This boy, who hails from the swamp lands, is one to be respected and admired for his consistency of character and industrious attitude. No one can doubt that the dental school which catches him will be able to chalk up an asset. But " Strick " is by no means naive towards the good times to be had. He enjoys a party where no one is feeling any pain and an agreeable date, even if he is ugly. One is always able to tell when the " Strick " is nearby, when those famous words are uttered, " Are they still picking on you? " This is but another side of our Brother Rat, the humorous side where Rats are saying things they shouldn ' t to upper- classmen, and are protected by Ed. His many-sided being enables him to cope with il.iily problems — mainly his Brother Rats, but his Hrothcr Rats will not smile as much, upon gradua- tion, even though they will be proud and happy for " Strick, " in that once again, he is making his way in a new situation. To " Strick, " health, happiness, and lots of kids. FREDERICK CARLYLE SULLIVAN " Fred, " " Silky " Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Swimming 4; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Salute Detail 1. On September 8, 1958, Fred " Silky " Sullivan broke the hearts of the young girls back in Rich- mond when he took V.M.I, by storm. In passing through Jackson Arch for the first time as a rat, Fred was determined to uphold a family tradition. After his harrowing experience as a Rat, a big turning point came in Fred ' s life; he joined " Club 358. " This infamous club, known for its demerit- getting and hell-raising capabilities, had the dis- tinction of being one of the most unorganized organ- izations in barracks. While under the wing of this club, Fred learned how to enjoj ' the finer things in life: girls, parties, and most of al l confinement. Fred, however, remained faithful to his studies, and, by the beginning of his First Class year, was in the upper fourth of the C.E. majors. Now, after four years in the " Brotherhood of the Sliderule, " " Silky " is ready to venture into the comparatively warm, warm world. If his person- ality, ability, and intelligence have anything to do with it, he will go to the top. One thing for sure, we will be seeing and hearing from him in the future; and who knows, we might even someday be crossing some of his bridges. Friendliness bathed his life here and we arc all proud to claim him our friend. A I THO: IAS WHITNEY SWEENEY " Tom " Lynchburg, Virgixia Chemistry, Artillery — Distinguished Academic- Student 3; Distinguished Military Student; Ti ' ho ' s Who in American Colleges and Unirersities; Pri- vate 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant ' 2, Captain 1; American Chemical Society 3, Secretary-Treasm ' er i. Presi- dent 1; Lynchburg Club i, 3, i, . " Like father, like son " does, and does not, apply to this export to V.iLL from that " hilly city " across the mountains. Like his father, he has spent four years learning the proper way to wash a 500 ml. distilling flask and the correct procedure in causing water to exceed its vapor pressure. His father wore a saber holding the rank of Battalion S-3; Tom has achieved the rank of Captain, com- manding Alpha Company. The only discrepancy in this comparison is that Tom has accomplished these feats at V. LL — his father went to Tech. As one of Colonel German ' s solution stirrers, Tom has distinguished himself academically and has also found time to serve as the president of the American Chemical Society. His accomplish- ments have not stopped here, for he was named to Who ' s Who and is a Distinguished Military Student. Tom has certainly tried to make liis life here at V.M.I, more enjoj ' able. Tom ' s cadetship has been a profitable one for him, an asset to V.M.I, and our Class, and to those who knew bim well. Success is destined to be his as he takes his place in today ' s society. WILLIAM CARRINGTON SYDNOR " BUI " Winchester, Virgini.v Civil Engineering, Air Force — Distinguished Air Student; Private -t, i, 1, Corporal 3; Polo 3; Glee Club 3, i, 1, Publicity Manager; . rmed Forces Club -t, 3, 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 4, 3, ' 2, 1; International Relations Club 4; Mono- gram Minstrel 1; Flight Instructors Program 1. Bill wasn ' t too svu-e of what to e.xpect when he entered V.M.I, in the Fall of 1958, but his ability to fit well in any situation has carried him handily through the past four years. He is a Civil Engineer wlio has done well in his academics and is described by his curricular department as the " can do " type. Although a career in engineering is his main desire. Bill has been fortunate enough to be chosen to fly for the Force. Bill has never beheved in all work and no play, and at any party he can be found having the best of times. His talents in singing and entertainment liax ' e been used to their fullest in the Glee Club concerts and the ilonogram ilinistrel. Bill has always been successful " running the block, " and the lack of " rank " has never botliered him. Bill ' s personality and keen mind will carry him far, and it is certain that he will be successful in anv of his undertakings. GEORGE FREDERICK SYKES, -JR. " .lorque " Norfolk, Vibgdtlv Phjsics, Air Force — Private 4, Corporal 3, Private •2, Sergeant 1; Guard Mount Band 4, 3, i: . merican Institute of Phvsics 4, 3, i. 1: Tidewater Club 4, 3, i, 1. Some people say they " would rather be dead than red on the head. " This apphes to " Madoo. " Red. Never! Chestnut brown, maybe. The Tidewater airswept George here to begin four years of military life. He took the " Tweets " by storm and electrified the Corps by becoming a corporal his Third Class year! . fter this, how- ever, he decided that the Physics curriculum de- manded more of his time, and he relinquished the rank to other Brother Rats. . m?zingly, George has remained steadfast in his ideals — Physics first — Girls — never! How- ever, we feel this situation will change soon enough when some lucky girl knocks him otf his feet. We feel that as time passes, George will realize his goals and remain the staunch supporter of V.M.I. that he is now. We wish liim success in all his endeavors, and we are sure he will come through for the troops. THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS y¥ ■ j« . . WILLIAM B. TATTERSON, JR. " Bill " Mathews, VraoiNiA Chemistry, Artillery — Private -t, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4; American Chemical Society 3, 2, 1; Canterbury Club 4; Intramurals 4, 3. Bill is a very familiar figure around the V. LL barracks and is known by practically everyone. He is seen every weekday during either second or third class period eating his double order of toast and ten cent coke. He has also kept a steady routine in his academic work and continued to do well in his studies, as many of us have found it hard to do. He has excelled in one phase of cadet life to such a degree that no other cadet will even try to catch up with him — " story telling, " in which Bill ranks second only to Uncle Remus. A native of ilathews, Virginia, he has become very skilled as a hunter and fisherman, adding ever so much to his status as a well-rounded individual. His friendly manner and warm personality have made him a big hit with everyone who has come into contact with him. With his well-rounded knowledge of all those things that bring a person a successful life. Bill cannot help but become a leader in any field that he decide? to enter. Since a good man cannot be held down. Bill Tatter- son, known to all his friends as simply " Tat, " is assured success. JACK DRAPER TAYLOR " Jackie " Roanoke, Virginia Chemistry, Air Force — Academic Stars 2 years. Freshman Chemistry .Achievement Award; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; Track 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4; Basketball 4; American Chemical Society 4, 3, 2, 1. Growth in character, mind, and spirit is the watchword at V.M.I. Jack D. Taylor has gone one step further, growth in body — from a 140-lb. weak- ling who got sand kicked in his face at the beach to a 160-lb. weakling who still gets sand kicked in his face at the beach. His great capacity for eating, however, was only exceeded by his capacity for work. He had the aliility to choose that which was important, as exemplified by his fine academic record. His natural athletic ability was able to over- come his handicap of being chubby in becoming one of the outstanding field event men on the V.M.I. track team. His great love for the military life at V.M.I, was shown in his being made a sergeant his First Class year, after being a private his first three years. Jack ' s plans for the future are numerous; they include such things as graduate school and . ir Force service, but the one that makes liis face light up with anticipation we cannot mention here, for it concerns his bride-to-be, little Bettj ' Jo. CHARLES RICHARD TH0:MAS, JR. " Dick, " " Cyclops " Norfolk, Virginia Physics, Artillery — Dean ' s List 4; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Wrestling 4, 2, 1; Track 4; International Relations Club 2; Wesley Foundation 4, 3, Program Director 1; Cadet Food Representative 1; Intramurals 3, 2, 1; 177-Pound Wrestling Champion 3; American Institute of Physics 4, 3, 2, 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Salute Detail 2, 1. Never let it be said that V. I.I. has gotten the best of Dick Thomas. For four years Dick has been fighting, in every way he knows, for what he thought was right. His Rat Year, he destroyed every Rat custom that had been developed in one hundred and twenty-three years. His Third Class year, he con- tinued fighting, but changed his opponent from the Rat Line to the Institute; and his second-class year, he diversified his attack, including social problems, such as food in the mess hall and hop privileges. Finally, Dick reached his First Class year, and he continued to let people know what he didn ' t think was right. The tiling that amazes his Brother Rats is that all of these struggles have been ones which the majority of us would like to speak out for, yet few of us have. To Dick, we can say that he has always been thoroughly honest in both his convictions and the way be stated them. This honesty, plus his friendli- ness and determination, will keep him ' way out in front of life in the future, come what may. We all say, " Good Luck, Dick! " JOHN DAVID THOMAS " T-Bird " Decatur, Georgia Electrical Engineering, Armor — Didinguished Mili- tary Student; Barracks Electrician; Private -1, Cor- poral 3, Sergeant " i. First Battalion Sergeant Major 1 ; Track 4, 3; Cross-Country i: Baseball 4; Ameri- can Institute of Electrical Engineers 3, ' 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 3, 2; International Relations Club 3, Religious Council 3; Georgia Club 4, 3, 2, President 1; Deep South Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Radio Club 3. ' hen John D. Thomas came to V. I.I. four years ago, he « " as known by very few. That didn ' t last long. As soon as he went out for track, he became known as the " Decatur Flash. " His determination never to give up, regardless of the situation, along with his friendly personality, won him admiration and many friends. He came to V.M.I, to get an education and through the course of each year spent all his time studying and helping to improve the Institute. As each year went by, he developed more and more into the type of leader a person would want to follow. His nickname changed to " T-Bird " , and his popularity changed from that of just another cadet to one of the most outstanding leaders of his class. John " T-Bird " Thomas will go far in life. He has all the qualities of a good leader and an excellent business man. With his strong desire to get to the top, he will be successful in any field he may pick. JOHN EDWARD TRAYNHAM, III " Johny " Waynesboro, Virginia Biology, Artillery — Distinguished Academic Stu- dent 4, 2; Distinguished ililitary Student; Whu ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant i, 1 ; Football 4, 3, i, Tri-Captain 1 ; Track 3, 2, 1 ; Mono- gram Club 3, i, 1. Four years ago this genial lad from Waynesboro entered V.M.I., and immediately set out to make his mark on the Institute — one which he could be proud of. From the first, John was known by his Brother Rats for his heroism on the gridiron. Since his Rat Year, John has received many awards for his deeds, in all three aspects of V.M.I., scholastic, military, and athletic. Few men have graduated from V.M.I. and achieved such a high degree of success in all three. Besides his achievements at the Institute, John has managed to create a fond likeness for social life, a habit he rapidly gained early in his cadetship. We the Brother Rats of ' 6 2 will always remember John as one of ' 6 ' 2 ' s best, and we wish him all the success in his medical career. JAMES BROUXLEY TRICE " Jim " Miami, Florida Electrical Engineering, Air Force — Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Swimming 4: Air Force Rifle 3: J.V. Rifle 3: Varsity Rifle 3; Hop Committee 3, 2, Vic-e President 1: Ring Committee 2; Catholic Choir 4, 3, i, 1: 62nd Flight Instruction Program Squadron 1, Department Commander. V.M.I., being a family school, naturally dictated that IB should follow the course of his predecessors. After a rather eventful Rat Year ' all Rat Years are eventful ' , Jim found liimself fac-ed with another one (academically I problem. This, however, did not daunt him to any excessive extent. Putting his books aside, Jim, who has now completed four hair- raising years rooming with the E.C., began to branch out. Constructively speaking, JB, calling upon his latent artistic talents, has acquired a reputation as " artist supreme. " Our clas.s ring exudes the Trice touch, with its tine detail: and the gym, at hop time, is brightened by a lighter Tric-o approach I females t. Wlien JB isn ' t applying his talents to the truely valuable things in life, or when he isn ' t responding to the " Call of the Sack. " he is channeling them towards the more common goal — girls, and towards such leisures as water skiing and fishing. A practiced college student, Jim. after no small amount of academic ups and downs, has set himself up for graduation with ' 62. What happens after the final furlough is granted — nobodv knows. THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS PAUL EDWARD TRUSIK " Fabes " Trona Heights, Pennsylvania Biology, Infantry — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Archaeology Club 4, 3, i, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 1; Pistol Club 3; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, 2, 1; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Catholic Choir 3; Intramurals 3, 1; Rat Disciplinary Committee, D Company Representative 1. Our gift to the outside world this year will be V.M.I. ' s " Fabulous Fabes. " Paul, otherwise known as " Fabes " throughout barracks, came to the Institute with the idea of either furthering his ambition of making a career with the Army or pursuing a medical profession. The Institute ' s " Military environment " quickly helped him to make his decision of going into the field of medi- cine, and he speedily became one of " Doc ' s boys. " Early in his cadetship, Fabes decided that the best way to get along with the system was to ignore it, even though, at times, it tried to force itself upon him. This is best shown by the fact that the Institute has never succeeded in getting his most valued possession, " his boots. " Although at times, Paul seems quiet and shy, we are sure he will always be remembered by his Brother Rats for his tremendous personality and terrific sense of humor. When times seem bad and things seem to be alwaj ' s going wrong, one can always look to Fabes to cheer things up in a con- siderate and sensible manner. WALTER LOUIS TURXAGE " Wally " BcENA Vista, Virginia Civil Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Wrestling 4; Wrestling Manager 3, 2, Head Mana- ger 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 4, 3, 2, 1. Six miles. He should have known better! But then, if Wally hadn ' t traveled that dis- tance to make his life slightly miserable for f nir years, none of us would have had the chance to know him. This would truly have its disadvan- tages. For one thing, Wally just sort of generates friendliness in the form of a quiet drawl and a pleasant sense of humor that makes you glad that you know him. Wally is a good " ole " southern boy who believes that no matter how complex the world gets, there are some things that should not be forgotten: agreeable association with his many friends and the extension of cordial hospitality to all. Any number of his Brother Rats are able to testify to this with many fond memories of leisure hours spent at his home and with remembrances of feelings of complete ease. It ' s not easy to lose a guy like W ally, but it is only fair to let others know the little guy that lives down the road who doesn ' t realize how im- portant he is to us. ROBERT DALEY TYSON " Bob " State of Georgia History, Infantry — Distinguished Military Stu- dent; Private 4, Corporal 3, Regimental Color Sergeant, Supply Sergeant 2, Lieutenant 1; Track 4; Swimming 4; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, Business Mana- ger 1; Archaeology Club 4; International Relations Club 2,1. From an obscure little town deep in the swamps of Georgia has come this gaucho, fire fighter, traveler and finally, a V.M.I. Cadet. Even though he isn ' t a Brother Rat of ours, he is more than a Brother Rat to us all. Bob ' s colorful character is marked with many fine qualities, with sincerity and devotion at the top; and throughout his cadetship his good sense of humor, his friendliness and his " never-say-die " personality have made him ever popular with all of us. Through his many and illustrious travels. Bob has acquired an astounding worldly experience that most of us will probably never approach: and even though this D.ISI.S. will pursue a military career, you can be sure that when all is over and the time for settling down comes, he will return to his main love the South, in particular Georgia. Here he would rather spend a sunny summer afternoon walking through a swamp with his dog than almost anything. Yes, Bob has trul.y been an asset to V.M.I., and we can be sure that Bob will excel in life as he has done here. ,jpp ' M ' M r Kk k flHr PETER MICHAEL VAXDERWERFF " Pete " Danville, Virginia Civil Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, 3, ' 2, 1; (lolf 4, 3, ' •2, 1, Captain " i, 1; Cross-Country 4; Track Manager 4, 3; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; New- man Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1 ; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1 ; American Society of Civil Engineers 3, 2, 1 ; Southside Vir- ginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Company Clerk 1; Of ficers of the Guard Association 4; Armed Forces Club 1. Pete came to V. SI.I. believing that as a Rat he would be rooming on the fourth stoop. He soon found out difl ' erently as he spent most of his time after taps on the fifth stoop, but because he was on athletic teams the entire year he managed to evade the running of tours. Pete ' s main interest at V.M.I, was the Golf team of which he was Captain his second and first class years. During this time he led V.M.I, to the best Conference position in its historj ' . Just as you might expect along with golf goes a good party, and along these lines Pete was always at the head of the commotion. One will never forget such gatherings as the Roanoke Party and other occasions when Pete was at his partying best. Pete ' s indifl ' crent attitude and lively nature kept his roonunates in good spirits when the chips were down. We know that he will be as successful and as well liked after he leaves V.M.I, as he was while he was a Keydet. JOSEPH IIEATON VanDEVENTER. .IR. " Joe " Roanoke, Virginia Civil Engineering, Air Force — Distinguished Mili- tary Student; Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, Lieutenant 1; Swimming 4; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1; Bomb 2, Assistant Advertising Manager; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Sec- retary 2, 1st Vice President 1; Instructor, Rat Swimming Program 2, 1; Civil Var Roundtable 2, 1, Vice President 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 3, 2, 1 ; Roanoke Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Fire Fighting Detail 1. Joe rolled in from Roanoke on that bright Sep- tember day in 1958, determined to do something with his " C " Company squat butts, . fter four years he finally reached Lieutenant, and now he doesn ' t know what to do with it. A fan of the Newman Club, he has done outstand- ing work in keeping it on top. With his secretarial abilities, he has helped the Bomb in its endeavors to keep its records straight. A member of the " Concrete Mixers Association, " he has struggled long and hard in fighting back the of the Department of Civil Engi- neering, and we can see by his record that he has done a fine job which he can be justly proud of. A true Brother Rat who has kept many of his Brother Rats stuffed full of Southern Fried Chicken on Sunday mornings, we all know that Joe will go a long way in accomplishing his goals, whether in the Air Force, or civilian life. .lAMES AtTlICH ' EST " Jim " Bedford, Virginlv History, Infantry — Distinguished Military Student: Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2. Battalion Ser- geant Major 1: Track 4: Armed Forces Club 4, 3: Cadet Vestry 3, 2, 1: Religious Council 2, 1; Rat Disciplinary Committee 1 : Cadet Waiter 2, 1 : Lynchburg Club 4, 3, 2, 1. This red-haired export from Virginia ' s biggest little speed trap arrived on the scene that fateful day in September and promptly wanted to know the location of the nearest party. He quickly discovered however, that the parties would be extremely few that first year, a situation that was soon rectified when he became a Third. Jim has demonstrated his militarj- ability by becoming Battalion Sergeant Major his First Class year. Also, due to superior tactics at Mjitle Beach and the Fort Bragg Officers ' Club, he returned from summer camp as a Distinguished Military Student. Not one to be called " potent " Jim never-the-less has been a strong believer in the system here at V.M.I, and during his First Class year ser ed as an active member of the RDC. He also has been one of the " carriers of carrion " at Club Crozet for two years. Although he claims to be no social lion, Jim has still managed to make the rounds of the various confines of the fairer sex. THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS EDWARD RAXDOLPH VINIERATOS " Venus " or " Vini " Hampton, Virginia ilatheraatics, B.A., Air Force — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Indoor Track -t; Outdoor Track 4; Fencing 1; International Relations Club 1; Archaeology Club I; Westminster Fellowship 4. Ed, or as he is known to some, ' enus. will probably go down in history as the one who " got away with it, " except that he didn ' t get away with it. Ed was a true first class private, but for three years, rest assured, he upheld the Brother Rat spirit and was a staunch supporter of the Rat Line his third class year. Perhaps there has never been another cadet who has worked so hard. He is one of the few who has progressed so much, and during his cadetship, there is certainly evidence of a striving to do better, even though he still takes time for serving major penalties, dating Semites, and seeing what he can get away with. Ed is certainly one cadet who knows that he has worked hard for his accomplishments. This includes academics, plus the fly killing records in room 124, and throwing chalk in the lath room in Scott Ship Hall. He is deserving of all the credit he has brought to himself. Ed has a tremendous will to succeed and always has, no matter how tough the road along the way has been. DAVID A -EBSTER WAGNER " Dave " Richmond, Virginia Chemistry, Infantry — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Cross- country 4, 3, 1; Outdoor Track 4, 3; Track 4, 3; American Chemical Society 4, 3, 2, 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Floor Committee 2, 1; Monogram Club 1; Intramurals 2. In the fall of ' 58 " Wagner Rat " came to the glorious hills of Lexington from the " Holy City. " Willie surviving the exciting lab work required of a Clicnii lr M:ij(ir, he upheld the " Private " tradi- tion toi- Iniir yiars. An expert cross-country runner, Davc ' .s mules took him as far as Danville, when- e er his duties at the Pine Room would permit it. A likeable, easy-going guy, Dave has adapted very well to this environment known as V.IM.I. barracks. When the chips are down and the ladder is going up, Dave ' s powers of concentration approach insur- mountable heights; a man with loyalty and devo- tion such as his will surely be rewarded in the out- side world. Good Luck, Dave. JERRY THOMAS WAGNER " Waggs " Front Royal, Virginia History, Infantry — Private 4, Corporal 3, Private 2, Lieutenant 1; Cross-Country 4; Indoor Track 4; Outdoor Track 4; Armed Forces Club 1; Fire Fight- ing Detail 2; Key Club 1; V.M.I. Cadet Advertising Staff 3; Army Flight Instruction Program 1. " Did you hear what that crazy Wagner did today. ' ' " This familiar question has been asked many times in the last four years about Jerry Wagner, our own answer to " Johnny Appleseed " from the far reaches of Front Royal, ' irginia. Although Jerry did not come to V. I.I. to turn the parade ground into an apple orchard, he did have the same smiling, happy determination of that legendarj- character, taking on all odds and coming out on the top of the heap. With his friendly and engaging smile, he has won a place in the hearts of all his Brother Rats and at least one sweet young thing at " Sem. " Jerry did not fan the academic flame i]i the " Flash ' s " History department by making the Dean ' s, but he was a persistent student. He is what you might call an all-round student, all year round that is, because his tall frame has graced both the V.M.I, and Lynchburg College summer schools for the last tliree summers. Our long, lanky Brother Rat has two burning desires: marrying Cauda ce, and becoming ])ro(icient in his chosen field. WILLIAM F. WALKER " Biir ' Norfolk, Virginia Civil Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Distinguished Academic Student 4 ; Dean ' s List 4, 3, 2 ; Armed Forces Club 2, 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 3, 2, 1; R egimental Band 4, 3, 2; Pistol Club 1, Whether in the classroom or in l)arracks, Bill was always a true student and Brother Rat. Always willing to open a book and give a Brother Rat a boost in his difficult academics, Bill was continuously called upon to give a faltering C. E. a helping hand. Never holding rank at the Institute, Bill proved to his Brother Rats at summer camp that his blouse sleeve should be displaying more than stars. Although Bill was never at home in the water, he gained much respect from his Brother Rats by his years of struggle in rat swimming, -As Bill leaves V.M.I, he leaves behind an example for future cadets to follow — that through hard work and determination, V.M.I, can still produce the finest of citizen-soldiers. WILLIAM CARTIER WARD, JR. " Billy " Poquoson, Virginia Civil Engineering, Infantry — Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; Distinguished Military Student; Ameri- can Society of Civil Engineers 3, 2, 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Manager " E " Co. 1; Intramural Football, Basketball, Softball, VoUev- ball4, 3, 2, 1. The Tides went out and the water level was lowered enough to allow Bill to leave the swamp- lands of Poquoson. Since that day in September of 1958, he has spent the greater part of his time here with us in the valley. Not knowing much about the military at first. Bill has learned well and is now rather proficient, as is shown by his being named a Distinguished M Hilar! Student. During his four years at the Institute, Bill has managed to slip away enough to learn the fine art of partying. He will now list a fine party (with a good-looking girl) as a must on his list. Besides establishing a good academic record, the swamp rat has friends wherever he goes, and it is his friendly manner that will do the most to carry Bill to a successful future. Good luck from us all. Bill. RICHARD BAIRD WARD " Dick " Arlington, Virginia Civil Engineering; Artillery — Private 4, 3, i, 1: Wrestling 4; Football 4: Track 4, 2, 1: InlramuraLs 4, 3, 2, 1; Crews Club 3, 2, 1; Americ-an Society of Civil Engineers, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 4. Dick came to V.M.I, completely unaware of what was to happen in his next four years. However, unlike most people, it didn ' t take him long to adjust to the system. Richard always finds a way to adjust to an, -thing, and has excellently proven this in the past four years at the Institute. Aside from this line, Dick has made a name for himself both in academic and e -tracurricular acti ntie5. Although he is active practically the year roimd in varsity sports, he took the challenge of one of the toughest majors, that of a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and has done exceedingly well in it. After a Rat Year of football and m-estling. Dick came into his own at varsity track. His Second and First Class Years he was the number one high jumper on the team. Whatever Dick " s plans are for the future, including a summer with a Southern Belle, we are sure that with his splendid personality, friendliness, and truthfulness, he will be a tremendous success. THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS BICHARD WATERMAX, JR. " Bird " Washington, D. C. Civil Engineering, Navy — Private 4, .S, 2, 1st Sergeant 1; Rifie Team -t, 3, -2; Cadet Staff 4; American Societv of Civil Engineers 3, ' 2, 1; Mono- gram Club 3, 2, 1. The " Bird " entered this pleasant abode on a rather unfortunate day four , ' ears ago, but since then, he has made the best of his life as a cadet. During those four years, one would never fail to find him studying at night while sipping his Coke, which seemed to last all night, and eating one peanut at a time. He was always praising the faculty for their wonderful way of giving those pop Richards to pull his grades up. Such is the life of a C.E. A native of the Nation ' s capital, it was diflScult to determine wliich side he favored during the War, but I guess there was more rebel in him than any- tliing else. After living in D.C. where it ' s 60-40, can you blame him. ' It took quite a while for the " Bird " to lose his idiot stick and stretch his bayonet into that coveted saber, but Charlie Co. will agree that he certainly earned it. With such determination the " Bird " will go a long way in the future. JOSEPH LAUCK WEAKLEY " Joe Lauck, " " Joe " CuLPEPER, Virginia History, .Armor — Distinguished Military Student; Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, Supply Sergeant 1; Football 4; Track 3, 2, 1; Associate Sports Editor — Cadet Staff ' 1; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1. Joe, born and raised in one of Virginia ' s small towns, Culpeper, came to V.M.I, in 19.58 as a Rat, as did many of this Brother Rats. The Rat Line was quite new to Joe, as to everyone else, but he adjusted -ery quickly; and many good times are remembered from his various experiences as a Rat. Joe, " the Culpeper Flash, " a " ladies ' man " at heart, would never have survived the four years ' ordeal without that famous girls ' school. Southern Seminary. Quite a track man in high school, Joe lielped the Big Red occasionally with mighty tosses of the discus. History major, horizontal lab expert, and a good student, Joe became interested in biology and took several biology courses. Joe ' s ambitions lie in the field of teaching and coaching, or possibly in a Regular . rniy career. Leaving V.M.I, as an alumnus, he has high hopes of returning to our class reunions and having a good time at Alumni Hall. Whatever he decides, he will do well and will always be remembered for the great guy that he is. JAMES CLAIBORNE ' EST, JR. " J. C, " " Jim " Norfolk, A ' irginia History, Air Force — Private 4, 3, Sergeant 2, 1st Sergeant, Lieutenant 1; Cross-Country 4; Wrestling 4, 2; Intramural Wrestling 4, 3; Intramural Softball 4, 3, 2; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Fort Lauderdale 2; Library Assistant 2, 1. Anyone who really knows J. C. can tell you in all honesty that it is impossible to explain his person- ality to any degree of completeness with a mere two- hundred words; indeed, it would be impossible in two thousand. We might start by simply saying that he is a good " mixer, " one who can hold his own in any group. He can be as serious as need be and yet he looks at the world with an amused eye. When trouble comes, as it always does, he can roll with the punch and get up laughing. Looking at all the qualities of this young man, the most admirable of all is the certain something which he possesses that assures us that he is a man we can trust, a man we can always count on when the chips are down, and a mighty good one to have standing next to us, whether we ' re in a tight spot or just having a good time. When June rolls around there will be a special group of men who by their sincerity and straight- forward personalities will have made themselves hard to forget; J. C. is one of these special few who we will never forget. Good luck, kid, and all the best from the Brother Rats of ' 62. WILLIAM CLINTON WHITE, JR. " Bill " Denver, Colorado Bioldgv, Inl;nitry — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant ' 2, Lieutenant 1: Basketball -1; Outdoor Track 4, i; Indoor Track ' 2; Canterbury Clul) 4, 3, ' •2, 1; Army Flight Instruction Program 1; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, ' 2, 1 ; Kev Club 1 ; Colorado Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1. Long, tall, quiet, unassuming — these are the characteristics of William C. White — Texas born, Colorado bred, and Virginia schooled. Not well known to the populous at V.M.I, be- cause of the nature of his unassuming external character, under the surface, Bill is known by his intimates as a young man with surprising initia- tive and capability. . s one who aspires to be a doctor. Bill, we feel sure, will be a success. As a person, his keen sense of empathy, perception, and genial nature are definite assets. These assets, combined with his potential professional attributes, inevitably will produce a man and a doctor well respected, well qualified, and very much admired. Though not as industrious as he would have liked to have been. Bill has done well in his studies. . s a result, he has found direction and meaning prerequisite to those ideals, high values, and sound ethical standards which he has so long intended to exist. DAVID McFADDEN WTIITNEY " Whit " Tavlouville, Indiana Chemistry, Armor — Private 4, 3, ' 2, Sergeant 1 ; American Chemical Societv 3, 2, 1; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces " Club 1; Key Club 1; Westminster Fellowship 4, 3, 2, 1; ' 256-135 Block 2, 1. When we think of Da ' e, what do we immediately think of as a consequence. Scotland, sports cars, and girls, not to mention a multitude of other in- cidentals come to mind. As the letterhead on his stationery states, Dave is truly a " Soldier, Scholar, Playboy. " WTien we speak of Dave the " Soldier, " the idea does not strike us of an S-1 in full dyke boning someone for a " chicken " thing, but rather a " guerrilla " with bandoleers fighting for a " cause. " This has significance because Dave has always been fighting for a " cause " at V.M.I. This was exem- plified by his role in the " ' 256-135 Block. " As for the " Scholar " part, his grades and the number of Honor List furloughs account for that. Now to the most important part of Da ' e ' s activities . . . " Playboy. " ISIany a girl from every state in the LTnion has felt the pressure of Dave ' s " Dynamic, " or is it " Damn-namic, " personality. He has been a member of the Easter pilgrimage to Florida and had even acquired a " Millionairess " as a feather in his Florida-bound cap. We don ' t have to wisli Dave good luck because, as he says, " It ' s all in the cards. " RICHARD NORMAN WH.LARD " Dick " RicHMOXD, Virginia Chemistry, Infantrj- — Private 4, 3, i, 1: nd team .Vll-Southern Conference; 1st team all Big Five Rat Daddv 3, 2, 1; Steelcs Tavern Parkins Club 1 Football 4 3, ' 2, 1: Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1: BasketbaU 4 Monogram Club 2, 1; American Chemic-al Societv 3, ' 2, 1. The " All-.American Man " is a phrase that verj ' well may have been written with Dick Willard in mind, as " straights " certainly personifies even. " attribute of the model American. This is obWous to all of us wlio have known Dick sinc that sum- mer day in ' 58 when he walked through -Jackson Arch desiring to continue his excellence in academics and atliletics. However, Dick found that there was a system at A .M.I. which would attempt to discourage his noble aims, but with his t " pical determination and driving spirit, he attained his every goal in spite of the system. Never has the Institute seen one man with such fierce competive- ness and yet with an und " ing desire to aid his fellow man, a desire which Dick hopes to fulfill in the field of medicine. Richard ' s kindness and sincerity have given him many close friends and have made him one of the foremost " Rat Daddies ' in the Corps. Dick will happily leave V.M.I, in June with high aims and a bright future, fully deserving every happiness the world has to offer. Our hearts and pride go with you. Doctor Willard. THE BOiMB THE FIRST CLASS - v- MONTGOMERY CECIL WILLIAMS, III " Monty " PoiiTSMOUTH, " IRGISIA Physics, Air Force — Distinguished Air Science Student: Private 4, Corporal 3, Color Sergeant ' •2, Lieutenant; Executive Officer 1; Track Manager 4, 3, 2, 1; American Institute of Physics 3, 2, 1, Treasurer 3, Secretary 2, President 1 ; Cadet Waiter 1; eSnd Fliglit Inspection Program Squadron 1; Key Club 1. Full of energy and imagination, Monty ' s antics have provided a bright light, giving us an avenue of escape from the grey doldrum of Barracks life. At party time, Monty is the first to begin and the last one to go down — swinging. Above the roar of the Rhythm Makers, one can often hear ringing out through the Moose Lodge the party cry of M. C. Williams. As all good men must inevitably do at one time or another, jMonty became bond with things down on Earth. Thus, he bcc-imr m iiniiibcr of the 62nd Flight Instruction Program S(|u.iilioii — those dare- devils of the sky — and actually managed to get in and out of a plane without having his nose bleed. A diligent worker, Monty knows when to put an end to parties, shenanigans, and the like, and when to apply himself. His accomplishments at V.M.I, give only small testimony of the awareness of responsibility this man possesses. Monty Williams is the I rue " Brother Rat " in every sense of the word. THOMAS HUNTER WILLIAMS " Tom " Fakmville, Virgini. Civil Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, Corporal 3, 1st Sergeant, Battalion OP Sergeant 2, Lieutenant 1; Outdoor Track 4; Cross-Country 4; Indoor Track 4, Intramurals 3, 2, 1; Cadet 4; Wesley FouTidation 4, 3; Scuba Club 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 1; Key Club 1; Fourth Class Social Committee 1. In September of 1958, there were many Brother Rats who came to the Institute to defend their native State. However, there was one among them who ' s firm belief in team work and fair play was to stand him in good stead with his " Brother Rats. " Whether Tom was on the drill field as an able Lieutenant in Bravo Company, finishing a con- crete problem, or active in various Intramurals, it was never hard to see Tom ' s great spirit in action. During his tour years at the Institute, he has made friends with everyone, and because he is so ile- termiiied to finish everything that he starts, he has beroMie u.ce slul in al ' l |)1i:im-s of cadet life. Hi-vi,|i lieiuu iieli ,1 .lilificnt worker, Tom |)C .- il, «h) If there is s.miinil leave it to Tom, he ' ll be rii hl If one were to sum up hi e: would suffice — determination silv recognized by - rininv going ori, II Hie nii.l.lle of il. I.Nliip, two words .itii humor. EUGENE KELSEY WILSON, III " Gene " London Bridge, Virginu History, Infantry — Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Tidewater Club 1; Class Insurance Committee 2, 1. Gene, a member of the " swamp rat " clan from Tidewater, matriculated on that fateful day in September four years ago, and he never will for- give himself for that fatal mistake. As one of the real authorities on all types of weapons. Gene was seen many times his Rat Y ' ear at one of tlie local stores checking out one special weapon in par- ticular. Since his Rat Y ' ear Gene fell into the rut of many a cadet, and made numerous trips to the local nunery. He is a rarity at V.M.I, in that he is somewhat " gung ho, " over the military life. He can usually be found in the afternoon sacking out like all good Liberal Arts and on dance week- ends at all the combo parties living it up. All of his Brother Rats will remember him and his warm friendship. Best of luck to one of V ' .M.I. ' s best. s LAWRENCE BURKE WILSOX, JR. " Larry, " " Pudge " Falls Church, Virginia Civil Engineering, Armor — Treasurer Class o( 196 ' 2 3, ' 2, 1; Private 4, Corporal 3, Supply Sergeant; Battalion Operations Sergeant i. Regimental Supply Sergeant 1: Ring Figure Committee 3, ' 2, 1; Ring Committee 3, 2 1; Rat Disciplinary Com- mittee 1; Skin Diving Cluli 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 3, 2, L Whether Larry deserves his nickname, " pudge, " or not ne will not say, but we would like to point out the old saying that, " a chulihy person is a happy person " and Larry always has a smile on his face. Larry thrives on activity, combining his duties as Regimental Supply Sergeant with the tough rliore of maintaining good grades in the Civil Engineering Department. Even these duties have not kept Larry from becoijiing an almost permanent fixture in the PX . It has been said that behind every successful man there is a woman. If so, Betsy must be one hell of a woman, because she sure has done a good job of keeping " pudge " in line. The day of gradua- tion does not bring so much anticipation to him as what is to come shortly after graduation. Go to it Larry, you certainly deserve the best for waiting this long. .IA:MES MARSHALL WOOD. .JR. " Woody, " " Jim " London Bridge, Virginta History, Air Force — Dean ' s Lid 3, ' 2, 1 ; Private 4, Corporal 3, Sergeant ' 2, Lieutenant 1 ; Indoor Track i: Tidewater Club ' 2, 1; International Rela- tions Club 1 ; Armed Forces Club 1 ; Ring Figure Magazine ' 2. Jim Wood spent some time in . laska before coming to V.M.I, and has been cold ever since. X ow cold affects people in different ways: it invigorates and drives, or it depresses and annoys. With Jim it seems to invigorate and drive. On the other hand, sometimes cold twists and deforms. This may sound strange, but with Jim ' s recent ])enetration of the world of artists, some explanation must be brought forth. However, it would be lietter said that the conglomeration that pours forth from his mind may be written off as just another example of his many talents, eahl In all seriousness, Jim has done well at the Institute. He has a lively sense of humor as well as a li ely mind in the rather burdening sphere of academics. His career in the Air Force will be interesting to follow, literally. Just look for the only officer on the base whose custom it is to sit on a radiator dressed in an overcoat worn over pajamas with a couple of blankets wrapped around him. JAMES WELDOX WOOLARD " Dooley " Arlington ' , Virginlv History, P.L.C. (Armor)— Private 4, 1. Corporal 3, Sergeant -2. 1; Football 4: Swimming 4: International Relations Club 4, 3, -2, 1: Armed Forces Club 4. 3. , 1; Key Club 1; Floor and Hop Committee , 1. In appearance, like so many others who wear that red Cliristraas seal representative of the I . S. Marine Corps, -Jay Woolard similarly represents all those admirable noteworthy characteristics portrayed. In reality, those who know Jay well, are amazingly aware of the dual character of this young man. As a person, few people can maintain his surprisingly liberal attitude and warm and personable bearing. As a representative of P.L.C, as a V.M.I. Cadet, and as a man of action, when the challenges present themselves, a character emerges who is staunch in his policy and dynamic in his enforcement. As a student, because of his varied interests. Jay has not always done well. WTiat he has learned, however, is evident to all; moreover, his adaptness and versatility in things other than the academic, are well known and admired. If, as it has been s;iid, what this countn.- needs is a well-rounded, red-blooded American man, then Jav Woolard is that man. THE BOMB THE FIRST CLASS DeWITT STEWART YORRELL " De " Ardmore, Virgixia Civil Engineering, Artillery — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 3, i, 1; Basketball 4: Track ' 2; Intra- murals 4, 3, 2, 1; Athletic Council 1; Monogram Club 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 4, 3, 2, 1. He picked V.M.I. from a long list of colleges because he was primarily interested in one thing — the military — and he has fulfilled that ambition by being one of the most die-hard privates in the corps. When told he might make sergeant under the new rank system, he roared, " They can ' t do that to me. " He then turned to his real love at V.M.I, foot- ball, and proceeded to gain the reputation of being V. I.I. ' s toughest 171 pounds in a football uniform and the respect of everyone in the corps. None of the girls on the Eastern Seaboard were safe from the Deaver who never missed a party even during his stretches under confinement. " Don ' t sweat any penalty under number 5 " was his motto. He seemed to hold the upper hand in the commandant ' s office, since he was allowed to work off some of his penalty tours by walking home to Pennsylvania and back at Christmas. He will always be remembered as the kind of person anyone would be proud to have as a friend. Our class is indeed privileged to have De Worrell as a Brother Rat. In V.M.I, terms, " he ' s a champ " and you ' ll never find a better guy. ROBERT DeWITT YEAROUT " Bob orRD " Waynesboro, Virginia Civil Engineering, Armor — Disiingziished Military Siudeiit; Private 4, Corporal 3, Supply Sergeant 2, Color Sergeant 1 ; Fencing 2, Tri-Captain 1 ; Intra- mural Football 4, 3, 2, 1 ; American Society of Ci il Engineers 4, 3, 2, 1. Roljert Ycarout: Soldier, Scholar and Leader of Men. Are you kiddin " me? It is well said that he knows something about soldiering, and a little more about scholarly pur- suits; lie hns a magnificent ability to be happy-go- lucky lien -iDruuiided with his friends, and several eligii.l(-l |ir Iriiiidcs. It is freely admitted that the happy-go-luckiness of this guy sometimes causes his roommates to cringe: but then, it is all part of this creature ' s make-up. There is also another very essential portion of Bob ' s make-up that draws him apart from other cadets. Bob has the ability to become tlic most serious and driving person when some- thing im])ortant is at stake. W ' ith this drive, tliere is little doubt that there will be less than his share of failures in the years before him. So, HOKIE, HOKIE, HOKIE, HI! and YEEEEE-HAW, Bob! Just steer clear of Ainherst, a certain Beer Baron ' s daughter, and nothing can stop you. WILLIAM STUART YOUNG " Babes " Mexico City, Mexico Biology, Armor — Private 4, 3, 1, Corporal 2; Varsity Rifle Team 2, 1; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1; Softball Captain 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Secretary 1; Sports Staft ' V.M.I. Cadet 2, 1; Archae- ology Club 4, 3; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, 2, 1; Wesley Foundation 4; Key Club 1. Bill came to V.M.I, with a string of broken hearts left from L. A. to D. C. and during his four years here he has managed to extend his territory down into Old Mexico. Making a steadfast rule for himself of never falling in love more than twice a month, " Babes " has become V.M.I. ' s unofficial ambassador to girls ' colleges through the country. W ' hen it ' s time for parties. Bill is all party. When it ' s time for military. Bill is all party and when it ' s time for studying. Bill is still all party. Although not over exerting himself in the academic and military program, this boy really knows how to party. We know that in the future " Babes " will be down on the beach at Acapulco sipping Coco Locos and that this is one well liked V.M.I, boy that will make quite a success of himself. GEORGE DERBYSHIRE HUGER " Derby " Lexington, Virginia History, Armor — Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Bomb Staff 3; Bourbon Club 4, 3, 2, 1. Derby, being a local boy, knew pretty well what to expect at V.M.I. In spite of the warnings, he entered in the fall of 1958, and after two years of some hard work and a considerable amount of play, he decided to have a try at earning his own li ' ing and accepted a position with the Southern Bank of Norfolk. A year was enougli to indicate that the business world would be much better off if he completed his college career, so back to M.I. he came as a History major. Although working hard to make up for lost time, Derby has found time to see that his social obligations are not entirely neglected as he still shows a marked partiality to wine, women, and song. His charming personality is certain to lead to success in whatever career he decides upon. Best of luck to you, Derby. THE BOMB Class of 1963 Ring Committee Cliairman, J. C. Miller, III, and date, talk over a successful Ring Figure with Mr. and Mrs, .T. ( ' . Miller, -fr. The Class of 1968 has been ])articidarly fortunate in having truly outstanding class officers, men who have devoted a great deal of their time and effort for the betterment of our class. Our highh ' successful Ring Figure and the fact that we were the first Class in many a year to go on pledge for a Brother Rat, reflect the character of the work of our class officers. The Class of 1963 is unique in many ways and has a just feeling of pride in its accomplishments. We are the last of the so-called Old Corps, the last to undergo " battle drill " and a few other practices particularly characteristic of VMI for the last ten years. Previous classes were permitted the " gross " First Class private, but due to various changes in the military system, our class will have few, if any, of these undesirables. It is significant to note that the Superintendent honored our class by choosing it to become the tough cadre for the New Order. Iliglily significant changes were made not oidy in the military system, but also in the academic field. Along with the reduced number of weekends and other privileges, cadets were put on the quality point system, making it impossible for cadets (starting with our class) to graduate without achieving a specific " D " average, an average that will increase Left to Right: G. N. Savage, Historian: J. R, Amos, President: J. H. Macrae, Vice-President Class Officers as the years pass, increasing with it the standard of the Corps. It is plain for all possessing a little foresight thai many necessary and long overdue changes had to be made if the school, indeed if the nation was to survive. It was time for a much tougher military system. Clearly with the apprehension caused by Soviet aggression in the last ten years in mind, the administration has thrown down its glove at the feet of ' 63, hoping to establish a system that will meet the emergency. We have accepted their challenge. We have also accepted the Soviet Union ' s. As Xapoleon Bonaparte could put unshaken faith in his Imperial Guard, so this nation has been able to put a similar faith in the graduates of the ' irginia Military Institute, to serve not only in the time of war, but also in peaceful pursuits. While we recognize it as our sacred duty to promote and hope for peace, we also know that we must increase our mental aud physical capacity to wage war. We cannot, we must not, we will not, shrink from a destiny that so readily became apparent at Chancellorsville where Stonewall Jackson said. " rNIIwiLl be heard from today. " Due to the beneficial changes in the Corps of Cadets, the Class of " 63 and those that follow it will be particularly able to keep VMI and the United States where they belong — on top! We now await the last and greatest thrUl with eager anticipation as it looms before us in the fog. There lies a great step between here and graduation in 1963: a step which will take the utmost effort to attain. Some will fall from the ranks, to be sure, but the rest must keep going and do their share to make a better world for those who will foUow. 3eoree Gerald Balog Baltimore Maryland Thomas Michael Bryan Pittsburgb, Pennsylvania William Augustus Bell, Jr. Courtland, Virginia Richard Hare Belsha Norfolk, Virginia Frederick Edward Brazee Decatur, Georgia Richard Wayne Brooks Tappahannock, Virginia William Franklin Ballentine Portsmouth, ' irginia Jerry Clinton Bennett Roanoke Rapids, N. C. larion Leland Caldwell, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia The Class :arl Patrick Campbell Rockersville, Mrginia flobert LeH-is Clark Norfolk, ' irginia fV illiam Thomas DeLco Stamford, CounectJcut Paul Donald Campbell Martinsville, Virginia FitzOrmon Clarke, Jr. VbaIey ' ille, ' i ginia James Roger Craddock Alexandria, ' i ginia George Herbert Delk, Jr. Lovinsston, Virginia William Andrew Canepa Hampton, Virginia John Haile Cloe Stafford, Virginia William Gorham Crisp Staunton, ' irginia Joseph Vincent Dellapcnta, Jr. Hampton, ' irginia John Sothorou Cockey Suffolk, ' irginia Charles William Corwi Front Royal, Virgin: - Eugene Doar. Jr. t mouth, Virginia Ted Clark Chilocie Tyler, Texas William Caner CoTardin. Jr. Ne (T on Ne K s Mremia James Triah Dotms Shneveixjn, loaisana )f 1963 Turner Eugene Grimsley Warrenton, Virgiuia Robert August Earle, Jr. Aniiaudale, Virginia Graham Leslie Gross Arlington, Virginia Charles Barnett Hammond Covington, Mrginia iouis Anthony Hancock Roanoke, Virginia Lynchburg, ' irginia Jan Maynard Gray Newport News, Virginia Christian Leonhardt Harkness Bremerhaven, Germany Robert Gordon Gregory, Jr. Portsmouth, Virginia Preston Wayne Holtry Columbus, Ohio The Class •■III " ' illisOrah Jones. Ill Richmond, Vi rginia Tazewell Taylor Hubard, Norfolk, Virginia John Wesley Jordan, IV Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Kenneth Miehael Jordan Petersburg;, Virginia George William Lanahan Winchester, Virginia Karl Frederick Lanier, Jr. Newport News, Virginia Robert Xeff Lineweaver, III Staunton, Vii iuia Carlce Arbra Loop Jr. Rockj " Mount, irgima 3f 1963 iKX Richard Maxon McCormick Richmond, Virginia Joseph Albert Miller, Jr. West Pittston, Pennsylvania William George Morris Richmond, Virginia John Howard Macrae Richmond, Virginia Donald Kent McCrancy Portsmouth, Virginia John Clifford Miller, 11 Richmond, Virginia John Michael O ' Connor Miami, Florida Phillip Ray Ogden Glasgow, Virginia ames Vance McMahon Speedway, Indiana Frederick William MeWane, III John Arthur Merrill Lynchburg, Virginia Mahwah, New Jersey Wayne Laverne O ' Hern, J. Ridgewood, New Jersey The Clasj leth Rodney Reeier ilraington, Delaware .f 1963 Thomas Edward Rountn Portsmouth, Virginia William VVjUard Scott Lexington, Virginia Thomas F. Steigelii Newport News, Vi Douglas Stephen Rowc Richmond, Virginia John Douglas Sterrett, III Lexington, Virginia ames Curtis 8chorn Ebensburg, Pennsylvi Harry Fletcher Tatum Anchorage, Kentucky Miehae! Joe! Schwartz Youngstown, Ohio John Henry Storm James Daniel Taylo Robert Earl Spence, Jr. Portsmouth, Virginia Charles Edward Straub, Christiansburg, Virginia The Clasi — r f . - T h !y )avid Leroy Voglcr rrisville, Pennsylvania oseph Michael Warring Silver Spring, Maryland )f 1963 Frederick William T raugott, Jr. Minneapolis, Minnesota, Montroville Bowen Walker. Ill Virginia Beach, Mrginia Charles Harold Watson, III Vinton, V ' irginia Edwin Sledge White, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Charles Michael Walton Hampton, Virginia, David Earl Way Ft. Monroe, Virginia Philip Matthews Vaughan, Jr. Newport News, Virginia Robert Shei Hampton, Charles F. Weddington. Jr. Waco, Texas John Maxwell White, Jr. Waynesboro, Virginia William Eben Vick Cape Charles, Vir ii ' ewton Eirke White Abingdon, Virginia.; Jeor e Irving Voeei. II Roanoke, Vjrgicia Charles Randolph Wil Richmond, Virginia John Paul Yurachek Richmond, Virginia James Reginald Davis Farmviile, Virginia The Class of 1963 History of the Class of 1964 Marcli 6, 1961 is a date not to go unnoticed in the minds of many of us. That day market! for the Corps a day (or rather night) of activated grievances. To many, the protestations were insignificant, but the Corps reasoned to beheve otherwise. To us, as Rats, that day will always be remembered as our Independence Day, the day on which we were let out of the Rat Line, never more to return. Two days later we were recognized as a class, the Class of 1964, " The New Market Class. " We had now stepped into the world of the old cadet — a world where " little toot " is just another bugle call, a world lacking garters, suspenders, Rat Bibles, and collar-stays, and most of all, a world where we felt a tinge of equality (well, almost) with the upper three classes. Yes, we had made the grade, passed the test, and sur- vived ! The far-off days of cadre and instruction had paid off. In cjuick succession, we saw Easter furlough come and go; the election of Andy Tucker, Ben Gardner, and Ken Dice as class officers soon after Xew Market Day; and finally, home for a long-awaited summer furlough. AYhen Registration Day dawned in Septenil)er, we returned for the second time to " the healthful and pleasant abode, " eager to relate and swap the tales of our summer escapades with other Brother Rats. Revised and more stringent academic requirements had taken their toll on our class, and we now numbered 271 as com- pared to our matriculation number of 313. Gone from the VMI scene were such traditional standbys as the familiar " jingle " of the OD ' s keys, the grain leather hat visor, and the Third Class corporal. In their stead were such " minor " changes as patent leather visors, cuffs, name- tags for all cadets, and a new rank position for our class, the Third Class lance corporal. We very cjuickly realized the reasonable pride and tenacity with which Upper Classmen regarded their Class Privileges. We were especially proud in this aspect of VJNII life, for we were Third Classmen shown carrying out their duty in administcrinf; an efficient Rat Left f , Hn lit Class Officers now permitted to read the food labels and clock in the Mess Hall. Previously, this was part of the Second Class ' s privilege of reading in the Mess Hall. Even while adjust- ing to these changes, we still found time to enforce the Hat Line, which this year was the largest in VMI ' s history. I ' nicjue in this respect was the fact that we even found several Rats occupying rooms on the Third Stoop. Before we could realize what was happening, we found ourselves singing " ... no more days till we get out, " and Christmas furlough came and went for the second time. As we returned to barracks life, we were able to recall with vivid recollection the major highlights of our second year at VMI. There were the Corps trips to Washington and Richmond; all the colorful cheer rallies in the Old Courtyard; the football game with The Citadel; and Parents ' Weekend. Semester examinations sent the usual number of Brother Rats scrambling to now familiar " cramming " nooks, and the usual number of us managed to pull through clean. Several weeks later. Field Training Exercises served to remind us that this was a militarv school, and that we must begin now to adhere to the soldier ' s way of life, no matter how primitive it seemed to be at the time. White ducks returned with the advent of a warm, pleasant spring season, and hair once again resumed growth much to the pleasure of all concerned. One final burst of studious activity carried the majority of the class safely over the " tumultuous sea " of final examinations. eary. but happy, we looked forward to our summer furlough which had seemed so far in the future just weeks before. We took home with us many happy experiences, such as the swell Hops and informal dances which had taken place in a redecorated and seemingly revitalized Cocke Hall. Recalling such happy moments makes us realize that our Third Class Year at VMI will remain forever a fond and nostalgic memory in our minds. In returning next year as Second Classmen, let us continue with a renewed effort to weave oiu- class ' s spirit into the pattern of the great VMI tradition which is ours to safe- guard and emliellish. The Class Charlie Lane Abercroniljie, Jr. Danville, Virginia Ti ' d Roger Abernathy Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Richard Reid Absher, Jr. Newport News, Virginia James Xorborne Atkins Richmond, Virginia Richard Lee Atkinson, Jr. Petersburg, Virginia Richard SlcCormick Atkison Glen Ridge, New Jersey David Ernest Ayers Roanoke, Virginia William Thomas Batcheldcr Williamsburg, Virginia Michael Robert Battaglia Norfolk, Virginia Robert Boiling Batte, Jr. Midlothian, Virginia Glenn JNIcClain Baxter Hubbard, Ohio Charles Walter Beale, III Dallas, Texas [iichard Earle Beatty Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Richard Foulke Beirne, IV Covington, Virginia David Garth Bell Winterville, Mississippi Charles Truman Benedict Alexandria, V ' irginia Douglas Kenneth Bergere Fort Dix, New Jersey Uldis Birzenieks Brooklyn, New York William Henry Blair, Jr. Whitesburg, Kentucky WiUiam Butler Blakeley Waynesboro, Virginia Jolm Roderick Bland, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Wyndham Boiling Blanton, III Richmond, Virginia John Williams Bogle Wytheville, Virginia James Leonard Br eady Dorchester, jNIassachusetts f 1964 Asliley Brinf, ' s IliimptoM, Nirgiiiia James Hunter Brittinsliain Newport News, Virginia Ernest Amos Brown Pelham Manor, New York Kenneth Th ' Elmer Alexandria, Virfjinin Warren Candler Budd, Jr. Atlanta, Georgia William Stewart Buetlner Elkliart, Indiana Richard Leigh Butt Norfolk, Virginia Donald Duane Carson Dinwiddie, Virginia John Edward Cawlcy Mount Kisco, New York Richard Michael Chebatoris Cuddy, Pennsylvania Aran Joseph Chompaisal Bangkok, Thailand Edward Talbott Clark, III Ellicott Citv, Maryland Charles Taylor Cole Martinsville, Virginia Andrew Joline Colyer, Jr. Arlington, Virginia William Albert Cox, III Virginia Beach, Virginia James Ballard Crawford, Jr Glasgow, Virginia Thomas Thompson Crenshaw, III Watertown, New Y ' ork Clifford Andrew Crittsinger Buffalo, New Y ' ork William Henry Crone Portsmouth, Virginia Henry Joseph Cronin, Jr. Honolulu, Hawaii Francis Joseph Crown, Jr. San Francisco, California Francis Jefferson Crump, III Columbus, Indiana Tom Evans Crush Richmond, Virginia John Adams Cummings The Plains, Virginia T? . e The Clas! 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' ? .._ i _ y Oy . - ' .- - _ Willinin Fleming Curriii Virginia Beach, Virginia John Conrad Davis, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Thomas Webster Davis Evanston, Illinois William Gravely Davis Rocky Mount, Virginia [{ichard Henry Dean Radford, Virginia Daniel John DeForrest, III Ilion, New York JNIichael Roy Degman Glenview, Illinois Keiuieth Eugene Dice, Jr. Portsmouth, Virginia Elbert Oakley Drumheller, J Richmond, Virginia Kyle Ewald Dudley Newtown, Pennsylvania Floyd Harold Duncan Ewing, Virginia Parker Warden Duncan, Jr. Boiling Green, Kentucky Walter Sylvester Duryea, II Trenton, New Jersey Walter Dyke Chelmsford, Massachusetts David Walter Eager New Market, New .lersey John Riddick Edwards Wlialeyville, Virginia John Douglas Elder Cincinnati, Ohio William Henry Elder, IIT New Orleans, Louisiana Verne Anton Eling Bridgetown, Virginia Donald Ray Epley Kingman, Kansas Thomas Richard Essig Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Frank Louis Farina Stamford, Connecticut Tom Faulkner, Jr. Glasgow, Virginia William Wright Fernald Grimstead, Virginia f 1964 Albert Etlwanl Kiciriiii Charlottesville, irKiiii:i Rdiiald Erieli Fiselier Milll)Urii, New Jersey Harold Lee Flesliood Colonial Heights, Viryiiiia Harold Albert F(jrsliaw Norfolk, Virginia .Jesse Frank Froseh Speedway City, Indiana Ralph William Fngate Roanoke, Virginia Frank Charles Gaetje Chatham, New Jersey William Brien Gafl ' ney Stamford, Connecticut Roman Lubomyr Galysh Woonsocket, Rhode Island Charles Ted Gammon Pompton Plains, New .Jersej William Bernard Garber, Jr. Crozet, Virginia Benjamin Randoli)h Gardner Martinsville. Virginia Lanny Roland Geib Malvern, Pennsylvania Michael Ewens Gerstein New York, New York Christipher Eugene Gibson Webster, New York Donald Moore Giles Lynchburg, Virginia Lyman Henry Goff, III Minneapolis, Minnesota Gary Johnston Gosncll ilonroeville, Pennsylvania Elmo Allen Griggs Roanoke, Virginia Michael Hankey Grine Staunton, Virginia William Franklin Grubb, III Norfolk, ' irginia .lohn Edward Ilamner Esmont, Virginia Howard Michael Ilnnna, Jr. Staunton, Virginia James Collin Harkradcr Richmond, Virginia The Clas Stacy Ray Harris Lexington, Virginia Clyde Wallace Hawkins, Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia Robert Evan Heflin Remington, Virginia Thomas Moss Wilson Hill Ypsilanti, Michigan Kerry Lee Hines Nathalie, Virginia Edgar Ashford Honabach Arlington, Virginia Edward Christopher David Hopkins Arlington, ' irginia Edmund Chau Hoy Greenwood, lississippi F-dward Chau Hoy Greenwood, Mississippi ' Bernie Gene Hylton Rileyville, Virginia Matthew Jablonka, Jr. Van Etten, New York James Wilbur Jeter, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Donald Lowe Jones Bristol, Virginia Robert Franklin Jordan, .Ir. Norfolk, Virginia Samuel Peele Jordan Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska David Norman Kaliski Port Chester, New York Donald Lee Keener Hopewell, Virginia James Henry Kelly, Jr. South Boston, Virginia David Richard Kiernan Valley Stream, New Y ' ork Walton Jackson Kitchen, Jr. Colonial Heights, Virginia Jacob John Kleinschuster Northampton, Pennsylvania Paul Delavan Knoke Basking Ridge, New Jersey Robert Godfrey Knowles Staunton, Virginia Matthew Leonard Kohlhoss, Jr. Leesburg, Virginia f 1964 Robert Kormanik Johnstown, Pennsylviiniii Jolin Purcell I ary, III Lexington, Virginia Pliilip Henry LeRoy Huntington, New York Bruce Allan Leve Lakewood, New Jersey William Percy Lucado, Jr. Pamplin, Virginia Roger Kevin MacCarthy, Jr. Scarsdale, New York Charles Paul MacDonald, III Tulsa, Oklahoma Ancher Lee Madison Highland Springs, Virginia John Grant Manley Ocean Grove, New Jersey John Devereux Marshall Hagerstown, Maryland John Preston Mathay Y ' oungstown, Ohio Peter Douglas Mazik Wilmington, Delaware Douglas Bennington McCraw Lynchburg, Virginia Henry Canody McCraNv Lynchburg, ' irginia Lawrence William McDowell Waynesboro, Virginia Frank Alexander McHenry, Jr. Bentonville, Virginia Graham William McMillan Montclair, New Jersey William - rthur McVey Harpers Ferry, West ' irgillia Rowland Hilton Meade, III Richmond, ' irginia Richard Eugene Miles, Jr. Belle Haven, Virginia Robert Lee Millirons South Hill, Virginia George Peter Mitchko Lincoln Park, New Jersey John Edgar Lee Montgomery, Jr Rocky Mount, Virginia Mark Stephen Mulrooney Wilmington, Delaware r r - The Clas! 5 Jx y jtmk. jihl jii Antonio Munera, III APO, New York, New York Thomas Hugh Murtha Falls Church, Virginia Robert Allen Neely St. Paul, ' irginia Jiiniuie Moore Neese Crockett, ' irginia Richard Alexander Nickel Glenshaw, Pennsylvania (. ' harles Edward Nunnally Richmond, Virginia Earl B. Odom, Jr. Norfolk, ' irg nia McLain Tuggle O ' Ferr: Richmond, Virginia Robert GildaeO ' Hara, Jr. Arlington, Virginia Frank Moorman Parker, III Medt ' ord, New Jersey Anthony Gibbs Paxton Huntington, New York Roy Lee Peters Quantico, Virginia Sammie Lee Porter Roanoke, Virginia Terrawat Putamanonda Bangkok, Thailand George INIichael Rapport Eastchester, New York .loseph Bailey Rathbone . lexandria, Virginia Bishop Porter Read Hampton, Virginia Don Travis Reed Albany, Georgia Gerald Foster Reid Richmond, Virginia William Raymond Rimm Alexandria, Virginia Joseph Marius Rivamonte Norfolk, Virginia Leo Aloysius Roach, Jr. Richmond, ' i ginia Gilman Perkins Roberts, Jr Richmond, Virginia William Ignatius Rodier, III Yonkcrs, New York f 1964 Charles Ray l!(,.i«cH, III Cincinnati, Oliio Davis Tlioinas Rogers Courtland, Virginia Ronald Dcrwood Rogers Hampton, Virginia Franklin Douglas RothI.o ' Narrows, V ' irginia Jan Charles Riidinort ' Ricliniond, Virginia Roberto Enrique Santos Guayaquil, Ecuador Harvey Owen Sargent, III Norfolk, Virginia Charles Howard Sawj ' er Smithficld, Virginia Edward Monroe Seager Portsmouth, Virginia Thomas Edward Sebrell, IV Alexandria, Virginia Frederick Caroll Segesman Ridgefield, Connecticut Thomas Pettus Shelburne, III Tunkliannock, Pennsvlvania Joseph Holmes Sherrard, ' Sacramento, California Richard Earl Shiflett Charlottesville, Virginia James Clinton Shumaker Library, Pennsylvania Charles Lester Shumate Fairfax, Virginia Robert Gardner Simpkins, Jr. Bedford, Virginia Lester Edward Smith Rome, New York William Orr Smith Birmingham, AlabaTua Otto Edward Souder Alexandria, Virginia Edward Garrard Spoden Alexandria, Virginia Marty Robert Stango Lewes, Delaware John Daniel Steele Chester, Virginia Donald Frederick Stickles, II Newtown, Connecticut Jisrt The Clas! O y. ■ ' James Arnold Stoke Fredonia, New York Charles Greever Suiter Salera, Virginia Walter Linwood Sykes, Jr. Staunton, Virginia James Vaughan Taylor, Jr. Richmond, Virginia William Cleveland Taylor, III Newport News, Virginia Edward Haines Telfair, III Sal)ina, Ohio William C. Thompson Chatham, Virginia John Stuart Thornton, Jr. Culpeper, Virginia Gary Thomas Thrasher Roanoke, Virginia William Lockhart Tornabene McDonald, Pennsylvania George Jewett Travis, Jr. Cazenovia, New York David Delmege Trimble Aldie, Virginia Nelson Crane Trinkle Lexington, Virginia Phillip Errol Tucker Falls Church, Virginia Joseph John Turner Baldwin, New York George Dennis Vaughan, III Richmond, Virginia IJnrncll Wayne Vincent Norfolk, Virginia Lucien King von Schilling Hampton, Virginia Charles Douglas Walker Cocoa, Florida George W ' illiam Warren, III Newport News, Virginia Ramon Eldridge Warren, III Richmond, Virginia Robert Leslie Warren Portsmouth, Virginia Roliert Lee Watson Bethel Park, Pennsylvania Thomas Harold Weaver, Jr. Ashevillc, North Carolina F 1964 MMlnillll KcIktI Well Sliiiiiiliiii, X ' irgiiiiii Thomas Lee Whately, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Manning Lee Williams Lynhaven, Virginia Ronald Walker Williams Hampton, Virginia William Charles Williamson, Jr, Newport News, Virginia History of the Rat Class In the beginning, there was VMI, but it was waste and void, and tliere were none upon whom the tribe of cadets, called the upperclassmen, could unleash their fury. At the morning of the day called Wednesday the Thirteenth, there was led into VMI a host of boys. And the host was without form and order. And the upper- classmen, also called the cadre, came out of their caves and fell upon the host of boys, and captured them and led them into prison; yea, they even tortured them and walked in their midst and cried with voices louder than the bulls of Bashan, " Ye are now prisoners and will be called rodents. " And they treated them cruelly for five days. And at the end of five days, there returned to VMI a host of more upperclassmen, and the rodents mourned and cried bitterly, for they received no mercy. And then the upperclassmen herded the rodents around the walks, commonly called the stoops, and did " strain " them and asked them for the Menu. But then came great mercy upon these rodents, when the team, called football, traveled into another land and conquered a host of other teams. And there was liberty bestowed upon the rodents and great rejoicing on the stoop called the Fourth. And it came to pass that on the day called the Turkey, the whole host of the tribe traveled to a distant town and New Cadet Cadre begins work l)right and early 10 Scptenitier 1061 At Resurrection time New Cadets learn the value and meaning of the term ' ' Brother Rat ' blew rams " horns and sang " The Spirit, " and victory was bestowed unto them, and they defeated a foreign tribe commonly called " the Hoakies. " And lo! scarcely three weeks had passed, when the high and the mighty released the corps from prison and said unto them, " Ye people, leave this place and go forth, each to his own town, and stay there and return on the day called Second of January. " And the tribe went forth and jjillaged the enemy, and the rodents were full of spirit. And when they returned, lo! the tribe of cadets commonly called " Thirds " held a council and decided to bring about a " llesurrection. " And they went forth and brought the rodents unto the stoop called Third and tortured them in many ways until they cried aloud for mercy. And that torture did last for two days. And it came to pass that the time drew nigli for examinations, and many brows of the tribe were wet witli sweat, and there was great studying. And the high ])riest, more oft called General Shell, had mercy upon them and decreed, " Ye shall pass only three hours, for ye are smart, yea, you are the smartest of the tribe. " And there was great rejoicing in the host of the rodents, but upperclassmen looked upon it with scorn. And the days passed and became longer, and their bowels yearned to be free of their chains. And suddenly the host of cadets was released from prison to take fair dalliance, called the spring vacation. And when the tril)e returned, they were given wiiite clothing, also calleil white ducks, and they liked it well. . nd in due time the high and the mighty, also called " Firsts, " did hold council and decided to release the rodents from the Rat Line. And there was great rejoicing among them. Before much time had passed, there came the great feast called Finals: and all tbe rodents were promoted to cadets called old. And on the day called .June the Tenth they were released from the prison and returned home, and when they paused at the gate called Limits, they looked back and said, " Xay. I say unto you. it is not too bad a prison. Lo! I am in truth proud to be a clansman of the tribe and a member of the Class of 1965. " The Rai John Gilbert Aldous Jacksonville, Florida Granville Ray Amos Culpeper, Virginia David William Arensdorf Arlington, Virginia Dixon Grant Arment Indianapolis, Indiana Roy Phillip Ash Williamsljurg, Virginia John Wise Ayers, II Richmond, Virginia Paul Hudgins Bacalis Sheppard AFB, Texas John Millard Butler Baillio Virginia Beach, Virginia Leslie Irvin Barnhart Houston, Texas Harry Jerome Bartosik, Jr. Monesson, Pennsylvania Robert Barrington Battista San Antonio, Texas Cliarlcs Raymond Beer, Jr. Yorktown, Virginia William Arthur Beeton, Jr Fairfax, Virginia Fred Albert Bell, III Portsmouth, Virginia George Joseph Bellin Waldwick, New Jersey Richard Levin Belt Arlington, Virginia Richard Berstein Chincoteague, Virginia Thomas Crowell Bethune Richmond, Virginia Fred Thomas Bishopp, Jr. .Vlexandria, Virginia ( ' (iHii Byron Blakemore Newport News, Virginia Edward Leon Bloxom Newport News, Virginia Bodie Roland Bodenheim Longview, Texas Willard Elmore Boisseau McKenny, Virginia James Orban Borden Sewicklev, Pennsvlvania .Terry Lee Borrlcs Ormoiul Beaeli, I ' loridM Jolm Laurens Bowers Portsmouth, Virginia Robert Dale Boyd Pennsville, New Jersey Harold Alan Boyer Steubenville, Ohio Lewis Roy Boynton Manassas, Virginia Clyde Wesley Bragg, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Melvin Douglas Brannan Richmond, Virginia Henry Hester Brant Bristol, Virginia Larry Willard Britton Dallas, Texas Patrick Martin Brown Warrenton, Virginia .Jan Carroll Brueckmann Berlin, Maryland Walter Guthrie Brunner East Williston, New York Joseph Edward Bush Bristol, Virginia William Baldwin Bynum Nassawadox, Virginia Duncan McClintic Byrd Warm Springs, Virginia David Walter Bywaters, II Dallas, Texas Vincent Lawrence Cable Richmond, Virginia James Norman Carnes Norfolk, Virginia Raymond Archie Carpenter, .Jr. Fredericksburg, Virginia William Heath Cather, .Ir. Birmingham, Alabama Owen Stirling Chambers Glenview, Illinois Irving Lee Chapman, HI Norfolk, Virginia Wayne Douglas Chiles Richmond, Virginia John Colin Chisolm Ayer, Massachusetts The Ra Alton Andrew Clark Ellicott City, Maryland Frederic Worth Cochran Mahwah, New Jersey John William Cocke Lynchlmrg, ' irginia Duane Lowell Conques Fairfax, Virginia Jack Carlton Cook, .Jr. Richmond, Virginia William Simon Coury Torrington, Connecticut Jolin Calvin Craddock Alexandria, Virginia William McAvoy Cranford Arlington, Virginia Paul Edwin Crawford Ashland, Kentucky Frank Edward Crawley Richmond, Virginia Theron Alton Creel Riverdale, Georgia Dana Charles Criddle Westtowii, Peniisvlvi William Howard Crossland Fairfax, Virginia Donald Lloyd Cummings Denville, New Jersey Augustine Ivanhoe Dalton. Jr Richmond, Virginia Richard Newit Darden, III Xcwsoms, Virginia George Joseph Dattore Silver Spring, ilaryland Robert Hardin Deader! ck. IN Richmond, Virginia Harvey Lewis Dent, Jr. Radford, Virginia Thomas Morrison Dickinson, Jr. Buena Vista, Virginia Richard Lawrence Dietrichson tapper Montclair, New Jersey William John Donsbach !Madison, New Jersey Hugh Coleman Dowdy, Jr. Richmond, Virginia William Kuig Dunham, Jr. Birmingliam, .Alabama lass Benjamin Clniborne Dyer Richmond, Virginia James Gifford Earnest, III Alexandria, Virginia Larry Preston Egan Kingsport, Tennessee Frank Burton Ellis, Jr. Washington, District of Cohnnlii Charles Edward England Richmond, Virginia Edward Henry Engle, Jr. Clifton Forge, Virginia Carl Anthony Ennis Trumbull, Connecticut Gordon Burnley Eubank Chase Cit} ' , Virginia Peter Michael Evans College Park, Georgia Oscar Leon Everette, III Bayside, Virginia Albert Hugh Ewing, III Richmond, ' irginia James Cheever Farley, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Michael Lewis Farrar Hot Springs, Virginia Donald Stephen Faulkner Danville, Virginia Joseph Branson Fawdey Riclmaond, Virginia Thomas Alan Finn McLean, Virginia John Gunn Fitzgerald Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Clifford Bridges Fleet, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Stanley Edward Flint Fairfax, Virginia David George Frantz Warren, Pennsylvania John Walker Frazer, .Jr. Orange, ' irginia lark Warren Freeburn Altoona, Pennsylvania George Clifford Freeman, IT Bajside, Virginia Marshall Frost Westfield, New Jersey The Rat Carroll Lee Gallup, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia John Jeffery Gausepolil Bloomfield, New Jersey William Richard Gedris Aliquippa, Pennsylvania John ilclntosh Gibbons, Jr. Centralia, Missouri Villiani Preston Gibson Arlington, Virginia Jet Carney Gill Okmulgee, Oklahoma Albert Theodore Goodloe, Jr. Arkadelphia, Arkansas Waltin Goodwin, IV Scottsville, Virginia Edward Stuart Gordon Rural Hall, North Carolina Richard Augustus Graves, III Bedford, Virginia Eric Clark Griffey Petersburg, ' irginia Darrell DeWitt Gritz Enid, Oklahoma Caleb Littlejohn Hall, Jr. Salem, Virginia Conrad ISIercer Hall Richmond, Virginia James [cBryde Hammond Roanoke, Virginia Robert Handwerker Bergcnfield, New Jersey Jeffery Stephen Hare Balboa, Canal Zone Eric lann Hart Richmond, Virginia Frederick Warner Harvey Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania Avery [artin Hash, Jr. Salem, Virginia Everette . llen Hatch Wakefield, ' irginia David Warfield Hclfrich Virginia Beach, Virginia Charles Thomas Hemphill, Jr. Camden, New Jersey .lames Marshall Henry, III Brookneal, Virginia Beuce Eric lliirzu ' h Arlington, N ' irniniii Ralf IHvc HcTlwig Skillniiin, New Jersey GcorRc Edward Ilierliolzer Ashland, Virginia Charles Richard Ilightowcr Decatur, Georgia JoliriWaslihnni Ilill, HI Norfolk, Virginia David Kent ITillciuist Richmond, Virginia Benjamin Claude Ilines Ewing, Virginia John Albert Ilinton Portsmouth, Virginia Danny Andrew Ilogan Roanoke, Virginia James Louis Ilogler Falls Church, Virginia Joseph Bayard Hooten Fredericksburg, ' irginia Charles Palmer Hough Arlington, Virginia Thomas Walter Howard, III Virginia Beach, Virginia Winston Omolnmdro Hufl ' man jNIarshall, Virginia James Robert Hughes Pompano Beach, Florida William Causwell Hughes Rocky Mount, Virginia Jerry Daniels Hughston Fincastle, Virginia Campbell Carr Hyatt, III Kingsport, Tennessee Charles Ronald Ilylton Roanoke, Virginia Stephen Lloyd Irving ilovlan, Pennsylvania Donald Robert Jebo Alexandria, Virginia James Robert Johnson Woodbury, New Jersey Richard Waring Johnson Newport News, Virginia Mills Goodwin Jones Whaleyville, Virginia 7 uM The Rai John Minor Jordan, Jr. Danville, ' irginia Kenneth Roberts Jordan Charlotte, North Carolina Robert Mason Jordan Danville, Virginia William Alichael Kearney Yorktown, Virginia Philip Henritze Kell Ardniore, Oklahoma Da -id Thomas Kiger Lynchburg, A ' irginia Albert Owen Killingsworth Dallas Texas Lyman Bickford Kirkpatriok, III Fairfax, Virginia John ' ilson Knight, III Norfolk, Virginia Edgar Carroll Knowling Roanoke, ' irginia William Makepeace Kolb Arlington, Virginia David Aaron Kovach Pocahontas, Virginia Robert Edward Kozyra West Hartford, Connecticut Joseph Anthony Kruszewski Natrona, Pennsylvania Randolph Paul Kucera Centerport, New York Norman Earl Land, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Robert Iclver Law- Fairfax, Virginia Robert Edward Lee Portsmouth, Virginia Thomas John Lennon Rockville, Connecticut David Phillip I eonard Coral Gables, Florida Thomas Sergent Lilly Bluefield, West Virginia Joseph Milburn Lingle, Jr. Beaverdam, ' irginia Imre Lipping New York, New York Thomas Paul Lohouse Eggertsville, New York William Eiirl Loufjlirid ' c Fredericksburg, Virginia Jerome Francis Lyons Clinton, Mississippi Russel Alexander I yoiis Grove City, Pennsylvania John Eugene Marshall, Jr. Savannah, Georgia John McClcllan Marshall Dallas, Texas Richard Coke Marshall, Jr. Hampton, Virginia Ronald Dow Marshall Halifax, Virginia Thomas Calvert Marshall Knoxville, Tennessee Earl Thomas Martin, Jr. Nathalie, Virginia Douglas Dennel Mathews Monroe, Georgia James Knight Maurer Roslyn Heights, New York Joseph Herbert Alayton, Jr. Crewe, Virginia Michael Peter McBride Poquoson, irginia John Patrick McCarthy Alexandria, ' irginia Daryl Smythe McClung, Jr. Arlington, Virginia Donald Leigh McCown Salem, Virginia Irwin Hall McCumber Richmond, Virginia Reed Douglas McDowell Waynesboro, Virginia John Singer McEwan Orlando, Florida Robert Lynn McMahon Speedway, Indiana Frederick Bryan McNeil Richmond, Virginia Easley Lynwood loore, Jr. San Francisco, California Robert Irvin Morgan Middletown, New Jersey Richard Payne Moring Richmond, Virginia r The Rati ■ S Samuel Cary Morris, III Denville, New Jersey John Wyndliam ilountcastle Riclimoiid, Virginia William Luther : Iowll, III Bear, Delaware William Augustine ilurphy, Jr. Irviiigton, New York Carroll Thomas Mustian Richmond, Virginia Charles Fletcher Xelson Richmond, Virginia Robert Gaither Xewnam Virginia Beach, Virginia Joseph William Nichols Arlington, Virginia Forrest Ambrose Norma n, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Peter Adams Norton APO, New York, New York Ronald Lane Obenchain Bedford, Virginia John Joseph O ' Keefe, III Norfolk, Virginia Albert Marcellus Orgain, IV Richmond, ' irginia William Wesley Oyler Purcellville, Virginia Francis Byron Parker, Jr. Richmond, ' irginia Michael Ralph Patterson Roanoke, Virginia George Alexander Paxton Buena Vista, ' irginia Gregory Putnam Paynter Buena Vista, Virginia Chichester Barham Pierce Lancaster, Virginia Douglas Charles Perry Webster, New York Ronald Davenport Petitte Ocean Grove, New Jersey Richard Wylie Phillips, III Lynchlnirg, Virginia Harold Micheal Popewiny Wyckotf, New Jersey James Richard Porterfield Roanoke, Virginia -- Charles Daniel Price, III Stanley, Virginia Earnest Alplieus Pritchard, Jr. Riclimond, Virginia John Reed Prosser Wincliester, Virginia JNIerrill Frederick Prugli Dayton, Ohio Norman DePue Radford, Jr. Woodbridge, Virginia Keith Alan Ramsay Guatemala City, Guatemal; Stevens I Conte Ramsey Greenville, Texas John Curtis Rasmussen Richmond, Virginia Beverly Creighton Read Falls Church, Virginia William Miller Reed Waynesburg, Pennsylvania William Marion Riddick, III Alexandria, Virginia Morton Riddle, IV Leesburg, ■i ginia Lorenzo Andre Rivamonte Norfolk, Virginia Ralph Byron Robertson Richmond, Virginia William Gregory Robertson Lynchburg, Virginia Peter Rondiak New Haven, Connecticut Lawrence Lyon Rose Renfrew, Pennsylvania Thomas Cecil Runkle Hickory, North Carolina Charles Allan Russell Alexandria, Virginia John Thomas Rust Falls Church, Virginia James Burns Rutherford Honesdale, Pennsylvania Philip Zorn Rutschow, Jr. Jamaica, West Indies William Francis Ryan, Jr. Arlington, Virginia John Charles Schafer Alexandria, Virginia ( The Ra Alexander Ernst Scliultes Alexandria, ' irginia Wilmore Sherrick Scott, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Donald Edward Seaman Kenmore, New York Thomas Henry Selecman, Jr. Alexandria, ' irginia Warren Pratt Self Falmouth, ' irginia Robert Merrick Semple Baton Rouge, Louisiana Michael Leonard Sexton North Springfield, Virginia Watkins Van .Ausdal Sharman St. Petersburg, Florida Sidney Carrol Sheldon Williamsburg, Virginia James Stuart Shepherd APO, New York, New York James Gleason Sherrard Sacramento, California Donald William Sherwood East Aurora, New York Ronald Ray Shoup, Jr. Te.xas City, Te.xas Paul Phillip Shu Greensboro, North Carolina Edwin .Jackson Shuler, Jr. Stanley, Virginia Charles Louis Siegel, Jr. Petersburg, Virginia James Grayson Sipolski Streator, Illinois Russell Jlelvin Sloss Charlotte, North Carolina James Evan. 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Slusher Maitland, Florida Charles Edward Smith Newport News, Virginia Henry Clay Smith, III Gmitersville, Alaliama Nathan Stephen Smith Newport News, Virginia Charles Garner Snead Newport News, Virginia Rayiier ' arser Snead asllington, V ' irginia lass Richard Benton Snyder Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Rol)ert fonore Southworth Woodbridge, Virginia Walton Dees Stallings, Jr. Suffolk, Virginia Douglas Andre Stephens Yorktown, Virginia William Chistopher Sterling Richmond, Virginia Kirk Gordon Stewart Fishersville, Virginia Yates Stirling, IV Norfolk, Virginia Tillman Price Stone, Jr. Hirmiiigham, Alabama Arthur Bainbridge Storey Washington, District of Columbia Frank Hamilton Sullivan Norfolk, Virginia Joseph Seyle Straub Christiansburg, Virginia Marlin Lee Sweigart Stevens, Pennsylvania William George Swindell Camp Kilmer, New Jersey Donald Harding Sylvester Buena Vista, Virginia Floyd Thomas Taylor, III St. Simons Island, Georgia Philip Randolph Taylor Richmond, Virginia Evert Spencer Thomas, III Ft. Kno. , Kentucky W illiam Douglas Thomas Roanoke, Virginia James Davis Thompson Franklin, Virginia Willard Ray Thompson, -Ir. Richmond, irginia Herbert Marshall Thornlon, Atlanta, Georgia Richard Franklin Timmons JIcLean, Virginia Peter Layton Trible Richmond, Virginia Victor Lee Tucker, Jr. Burton, South Carolina 1 s wm. ' C4L. t The r! .• W y W .Imtih ' s EWridge Turner Richmond, Virginia Robert David Turner Martinsburg, Pennsylvania Larry Slenip I ' niberger Wytheville, Virginia Byron William Walker Alexandria, Virginia John Roljert Walker lempliis, Tennessee Hal Mittchell Ward Boulder, Colorado Henry Kyle Ward, Jr. Roanoke, ' irginia Nathaniel Plummer Ward, IV Easton, Pennsylvania Richard Edgar Waters Cincinnati, Ohio James Michael Watkins, III Richmond, Virginia John Clifford Watts, Jr. Smithfield, Virginia Rol)ert Edgar Whaley Fairfax, Virginia Robert Gary Whirl Glassport, Pennsylvania Curtis Wilson White Arlingto n, Virginia Donald Thomas White Hampton, Virginia Alden Wilcher W ' hitmore Lexington, Virginia Ervin Bishop W ' hitl, Jr. Radford, V ' irginia William Joseph Wilburn Richmond, Virginia John Robert W ' ilkerson Fincastle, Virginia Jeffrey Alexander Wilkins Richmond, Virginia Robert Andrew Wilkinson, Jr. Arrington, Virginia Michael Anderson Williams Roanoke, Virginia Robert Donald Wilson Warner Rollins, Georgia Forrest Ettling Wiseman Staunton, Virginia Frcflcrifk I limy Willie, .Ir. CinciMiiiili, Oliici James Ronald Workiuan Newport News, Virginia Jolin Gilmore Yager Memphis, Tennessee Lonnie Vincent Yanda Chester, New Jersey Michael Kenneth Yenelioehie Mingo Junction, Ohio Karl Frederick Zeller Milford, New Jersey Eddie Lorenzo Ballanee, III Portsmouth, ' irginia Alebane Thomas I.ea, Jr. Richmond, Virginia John Warren Lee Portsmouth, Virginia Russell Christian Procter, III Richmond, Virginia Douglas Halsey WiUiams Falls Church, Virginia the - •rx- : v t . ' Iff. - ' ' ' - . i II I ■ ,■ Jl J ..:;J H» ' %ieiifiiM« - ;; I I Major General George R. E. Shell Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute The Superintendent The Superintcndenl ui llic Virj;iiiia : Iilil:iry TiisliliiLc, (Jcncral ( ' .v(irii, - {. K. Sl] -ll, :i- a lii]irii,lralive head deals in three broad fields of cxcciil ivc rcsponsihilil y. ' I ' lic firsi is llic acadcnii ' (icM. ' I ' hi i tli - most irniKjrtant aspect of a cadefs life since it relates itscH ' to llic primary purpose of colicf, ' ! ' , Ilial Wciiit. ' the arquisilion of an edu- cation. Following closely to this is the field of student administration wliiclj concerns itself with the training of tin- cadet outside of the classroom. Not only di.sciplinary matters but such suhjccls as scholarships to the worthy an l placement of graduates also tail into this category. The third aspect for which the Superintendent i.s re.sjjon.sible i.s the maintenance and operation of the physical i)lant of the Institute. A strong physical element which will operate efficiently, as in general Barracks maintenance and repair, is necessary in order to provide the cadet with " a home sway from home. " During the first two years of his administration. General Shell, through extensive work with his executive assistants and Faculty, has effected a rise in academic standards while improving and maintaining the proud mili- tary reputation of the Institute. As for the future, the General is anxious to see the erection of a new administration building, an improvement of athletic facilities, and the construction of a cadet activities building. ( (jiieral Shell ' s party enjoys the Kil; Heil ' s ti-iuni|)h umi I ' l Mr. Bradley, Presiilent of the l!)(il-()-2 Parents Council, is honoretl l y a review parade Mrs. Sliell, flanked l y " " stars, " talks with members of the Corps before tlie Citadel game His Excellency Albertis S. Harrison Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia Commander-in-Chief, Corps of Cadets The Board of Visitors As a state college, the ' iI•gillia Militan- Institute is organized under the laws of the ( )innion ve;dtli of Virginia and is governed by a Board of Msitors, appointed by the Governor and apjjroved by the Virginia State Senate. The Board, which meets at least four times every year, consists of fifteen members, eleven of whom are selected from the state at large, two of whom are sele cted from outside of the state, and two of whom are ex-officio nicnihers. His Excellency, Albertis S. Harrison, the (iovernor of ' irginia, is the ex-ofhcio ( ' ommander-in-Chief. President of the Board of Visitors is Mr. Giles H. Miller of Culpeper, Virginia, who graduated from the Institute in IQ ' -ZJ.. Mr. Miller is currently President of the Culpeper National Bank. His term on the board expires in June of 1962. yiv. Harry A. deButts, a graduate of VMI in the Class of 1916, is currently in his tenth year as head of the Southern Railways System, serving as President of the Board of Directors. In 1957 he was named by Forbes Magazine as " one of the fifty foremost businessmen of America. " Mr. deButts resides in Upperville, Virginia. Mr. Elmon T. Gray, who graduated from V] II with the Class of igj ' S-B, is from Waverly, Virginia, and is President of the Elmon T. (iray Company, manufacturers of air-dried yellow pine lumber. ]Mr. Gray ' s term also expires in June of 196 ' -2. Ir. ] Iills F. Xeal of Richmond, X ' irginia, is President of the Mills F. Xeal Company of Richmond. He is one of the three members of the Board who are not graduates of the Institute. Ir. Xeal ' s term expires in June of 1962. Hahuy . deButts Mills F. Ne. l Elmo.n T. Grav Stuhe (;. ()l,SSO. Gn.Es H. Miller, .Ir. Ell« Mil) M. Al.MDNI) Scott S. IIcgeu Edmund Pendleton GORHAM B. Walkeh, Jh. Charles W. Lewis J. Randolph Tucker Maj. Gen. Paul M. Booth Kdwakd H. Ould Clinton E. Thurston. Jr. Woodrow W. Wilkerson Mr. Sture G. Olsson, a native of West Point, Virginia, is President of the Chesapeake Corporation, a wood using industry in West Point. He, too, is a non-graduate of the Institute, and his term also expires in June of lOG-i. Lt. General Edward M. Almond, former Chief of Staff to General INIaeArthur and a veteran of three wars, graduated from the Institute in 1915. General Almond was selected by NlacArthur to command the successful Inchon offensive in Korea in 1950. He later served as Commanding General of the Tenth Corps in Korea from September 1950 to July 1951, through some of the bitterest fighting in the Korean conflict. Mr. Scott S. Hugcr of Lexington is President of the Huger-Davidson Sales Company, Incorporated, whole- sale distributors in Lexington. Ir. Iluger graduateil from the Institute in 19 ' 2 ' -2. His term expires in June of 1964. Mr. Charles W. Lewis, one of the two out-of-state members of the Board, resides in New York City. He graduated from the Institute in 19 ' -24, and is now a partner in the Townscnd and Lewis Law Firm of New York. Mr. Lewis ' term on the I}f)ard cxjiires in June of 1964. Mr. Edward H. Ould of l{(iaii(ikc, ' irginia, is Presi- dent fif The First National Exchange Hank of Roanoke, a trustee of Roanoke College, and a member of the Times- World Corporation of Roanoke. I lis term expires in June of 1964. Mr. Edmund Pendleton graduated from the Insti- tute in 19 ' -26, and is now ' ice-President of the Pentfleton Construction Company of Wytheville, Virginia, a highway construction company. His term expires in June of 1964. Mr. J. Randolph Tucker of Richmond, Virginia, is an attorney in the firm of Tucker, Mays. Moore and Reed, and is also a member of the House of Delegates of the Virginia General Assembly. He graduated from the Institute in 1937, ami his term on the Board expires in June of 1964. Mr. Clinton E. Thurston, Jr.. of Norfolk. Virginia, is President of C. E. Thurston Sons, Incorporated, an industrial supply firm of Norfolk. He is a graduate of the Institute in the " Class of 1935. Gorham B. Walker. Jr.. of Lynchburg. Virginia, is First Vice-President of the First National Trust Sav- ings Bank of Lynchburg, and is a former member of the AVar Department General Staff during World War II. He graduated from the Institute in 19-2S. There are two members of the board ex-oflicio, Paul yi. Booth, as Adjutant General of Virginia, and V oodrow W. AVilkerson, as Superintendent of Public Instruction. R. Marlowe Harper, as Treasurer of the Institute, serves as Board Secretary. Administration Brigadier General Lloyd J. Davidson Dean of Faculty Colonel J. Cautek Hanes Bu.nness Execniive Officer Colonel Autiiuh M. Lipscomb, Jr. Director of Admissions Colonel Flol ' unoy H. Baiiksdale Executive Officer and Staff Major Genkuai, William H. Milton, Ju. Former Superintendent I.iK.i TK.NAXT General Charles E. Kilbouhne Superintendent Emeritus Major General Richard J. Marshall Former Superintendent Lt. Colonel Maulowe Hari ' eu Major William K. Gkaybill Cattain Donald A. Beard Treasurer Purchasing Officer Assi. :lant Treasurer Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey ( ' •. Smith Commandant of Cadets The Commandant 111 July of 1960 Lieulciiaiit Colonel Jeffrey Greenwood Smith beeaiiie the new ConiniaiKlaiit of Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute from which he had graduated seventeen years before. Born October 14, 1921, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Colonel Smith was the son of a Regular Army officer. He attended high schools in El Paso, Texas, and Washington, D. C. and was graduated from Staunton Military Academy which he attended for one year after graduation from Western High School in Washington. He entereil the Virginia lilitary Institute in Se])teiiiber, 1939, and majored in Civil Engineering. He was a dis- tinguished studert academically, and upon graduation in 194;5, received the First Jackson-Hope Nledal in Civil Engineering for the highest sch.olastic attainment in that curriculum. In the Cadet Corps he served as a Corporal, First Sergeant, and Cadet Captain, and was winner of the Harry N. Cootes Trophy as the outstanding cadet in the Cavalry R.O.T.C., and the R.O.T.C. Medal for highest proficiency in leadership, military bearing and neatness, and for general excellence in the Corps of Cadets. Commissioned a Second Lieutenant ujjon completion of Officer Candidate School in January, 1944, he joined the 124th Calvary Regiment (Special) and served in Burma in 1944-45, and later in the China Theater (194.5-46). He was com- missioned a Regular Army officer in 1946. Having commanded several units and served as a staff officer for the Continental Army Conimand, Colonel Smith re- turned to V. I.I. in 1960 both as Commandant of Cadets and as Professor of Military Science. Colonel Smith ' s decorations include the Combat Infantryman ' s Badge, the Bronze Star ledal with " V " device and Oak Leaf Cluster, the Purjile Heart, Breast Order of Hun Ilui (Republic of China), Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with three campaign stars, the American Theater Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. Colonel Smith is married to the fornier Miss Jane Holland of Xewton Centre, Fassachusetts. Thev have four children. The Administrative Staff Seiiled: Lt. ( ul .I(rtT( (. Niiilli Standing, Left tii liii ht Lt Cul .S b t.ilk pic, (apt b C Harris, .Maj. II. J. Simpson, Mrs. Buroh, M Sgt. V. C. Ewers The office of the Coniinaiuhint of Caik ' ts is respousihU ' for the issuance of orders and for the maintenance of files and records on every cadet of the Institute, as well as the outlining of procedures for tlie efficient functioning of life within the Corps of Cadets. The personnel assigned to the Office of the Commandant, and those who assist the Com- mandant in his administrative duties are: the Deputy Commandant; the Assistant Commandants of Training. of General Duties, and one who serves in the capacity of Adjutant; the Sergeant Nlajor; and the Commandant ' s clerk. Specificalh ' the duties of the personnel are many and varied, covering every aspect of V. I.I. life. The Deputy Commandant has charge of delinf(uency reports, guard teams, formations, reductions, faculty liaison, recreation, ami trunk rooms. The Assistant Commandant of Training supervises the Spring Field Training Exercises, the First Class Trip, and Military Duty. The Assistant Commandant of General Duties func- tions as the supervisor of Permits, the ( onmiandant ' s and Garnett Andrews Cups, the Hop Committee, the V.M.I. Conunanders, and room arrangements iu Barracks. In addition, the sale, wear, inspection, and confiscation of uniforms, and the maintenance of orderliness in the trunk rooms also come under his jurisdiction. The Assistant Commandant acting in the capacity of Adjutant supervises the work of the Sergeant Major and the Commandant ' s clerk. Some of his responsibilities are: the compilation of the Blue Book, the Xew Cadet Cadre, confinenteut, week-ends. Corps Trips, furloughs, penalty tmn-s, coordination, orders, S.M.I., M.I., and publications of instructions for the Ofiicer-iu-Charge and the Otficer- of-the-Day. The Sergeant Major has charge of the files, the mes- sage center, the bulletin boards, and he also serves as the assistant to the Adjutant. The Commandant ' s clerk has the duties of making out morning reports, delinciueucy sheets, demerit cards, filing, and the duplication of orders. Air Force The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps is a vital ele- ment in the nation ' s Atomic Age. Through this program, the most select men are graduatecl into the most stategic positions of air offense and defense. At V.M.I, the Fourth Classmen selects Air Force R.O.T.C. usually because he has the desire to fly. He is soon, however, made aware that the unique position of the Air Force in world affairs requires a great number of competent men in nonflying positions. Research, development, weather, opera- tions, and administration, are but a few of the highly important positions open to the career man in the Air Force. At A ' .IM.I. 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 summer camp where all Air Force R.O.T.C. Cadets of the second class are instructed in Air Force operations. During the first two years of the Air Force program, the cadets are acquainted with the organization and mission of the Air Force in United States and world affairs. During the Second Class year, cadets learn more specific operations of U.S.A.F. units, and follow this instruction with practical application at summer camp. The First Class ,year is spent in dealing with problems of world ten- sions, geopolitics, and international relations. The mission of the De])artment of Air Science at V.M.I., therefore, is to instill within its Air Force Reserve Training Corps an over-all conception of air power and purpose with as much practical application as possible. As the test of greatness always results in jjcrformance. Air Force officers graduated from the V.M.I, program are the standard for measurement. Lieutenant Colonel Charles E. Robbs Professor of Air Science Seated: lA. Col. Cliarlcs E. Robbs Standinq, Left to Riijht: S Sgt. .J. W. Barrett, Lt. Cot H. E. Bilveau, A lc R. H. Childress, Maj. C. F. Horton, Jr., T Sgt. R. A. Downs, .Jr Ciipt. .J. F. WiUilord, .Maj. R. A. XorvcU Arm y LiiATh-NANT Colonel .Ikffkf.v G. Smith Professor of Mili ar} Scieiice l{iioj, ' ni ,(cl fiy the Departiuiul of llri- Army as a leader among military coilcges, the Virginia - In.slitute offers a unif ue and varied military program to its students. All eadets become potential officers, enrolled in the Reserve C)ffieer Training jrps, in their Fourth Class Year. Learning basie fundamentals of the military the first year, cadets elect their particular branch of the Armed Forces at the beginning of the second year, . rmor. In- fantry, or Artillery being offered. During the second and third years, the cadets enter 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 sum- mer camp they put to practice the vital information learned in the V.M.I. Military Science Department. The constant high standing of cadets at camp demonstrates the e.xcellence of their instruction at the Institute. Recognition of over-all excellence in the military is given tJiose cadets who meet the requirements by designating them Distinguished Military Students. Cadets owning this honor are offered Regular Army commissions upon graduation. In keeping with modern military concepts, the Military Science Department is constantly striving to make realism, in both the classroom and the field, a steady factor. Proof of this high standard of instruction may be seen in the records that .M.I. Regular and Reserve officers have maintained through the years. Capt .1. F BloiukiT, Lt. Col. .T. C;. Smith, l.t. C iran. Capt, H. H. First How, Led lo Ru,h1: M Sf;t. W. C. Exvcrs, Sgt. H. T. Liiul.-.a ' Berkc, .Ir., Capt. I{. V. .loliiistoii Second lliiw: M Sgt. E. (). ( iniall, M Ss;t. R. W. Collins, Maj. H, .T. Simpson. Lt. Col. K. M. Stewart. Capt. R. F. Dalev, Major L. L. Lenane Third Row: S.F.C. C. II. Mason, S.F.C. M. I). White, M Sgt. .T. M. Kirkland, M Sgt. AV. G. G. Sclireieck. Ssrt. Maj. E. R. McCUutock, Capt. Y. V. Patton, .Jr. First Hon; Left to Right: Lt . Col. S. S. Gillespie, Lt. Col. J. G. Smith, Lt. Col. J. H , Cofhraii Second Row: Maj. H. J. Simpson, Capt. W. A. Vaughan, Capt. S. C. Harris, Capt. R. F. Daley, Maj. V. L. Patrick, Capt. W. H. Patton, Jr., ilaj. L. L. Lewane Thin! Row: Capt. C. E. Parker, Capt. J. F. Bleecker, Capt. P. T). McWanc, Capt. R. Y. Johnston, Capt. H. 11. Berke, Jr. The Tactical Staff The rais.sion of the Tactical Staff, under the leader- ship of the Commandant, Colonel Jeffrey G. Smith, can be divided into the following three purposes: the first is to implement the policies of the Superintendent, the second is to instruct and train the Corps of Cadets in all basic and fundamental military activities, and the third is to insure that the rules and regulations of the Institute are obeyed. The officers on the Commandant ' s Staff comprise three groups: the Deputy and Assistant Commandants, the Unit Military Advisers, and the Tactical Officers. These officers are appointed to the Commandant ' s Staff by the Superintendent, and are drawn from officers assigned to the Military and Air Science Departments as well as other academic departments of the Institute. The duties of these officers form an integral part in the functioning of the military system, which is the strongest aspect in the training of every cadet at V.M.I. The Deputy and Assistant Commandants execute the normal staff duties of administration, planning, coordi- nation, and supervision, while the officers with whom the cadets have the most direct contact, are the Unit Military Advisors. Each of these advisors is the representative of the Commandant in his respective unit in matters per- taining to discipline, uniforms, appearance, and military training. Finally, there are the officers who are referred to as members of the " OC Staff. " They are detailed to Guard Teams, and are perhaps the most well-known offi- cers on Post in regards to the nocturnal habits of the cadet and the distribution of personal delinquencies. All these officers form a cross section of types; one that is well suited through experience to administer Institute regulations, and one which serves as a lucid example for all young men of the Corps of Cadets of the character and military bearing that is emphasized in their training. The VMI Foundation ] Ir. Joseph D. Neikirk Executive Vice-President, Vj II Foundation and Marslxdl lle.tcarch Foundation TIk " ' .M.I. Foundation was fstahlislicd in llic fall of 1936 by a grouj) of interested alumni. It is a nonprofit, tax-free corporation, that is thought to he the only permanent endowment of a solely undergraduate, state- supported college aiding only academic excellence and not specific research. The outbreak of World ar II dela ' ed an initial campaign until 1947-48, but since that year the Foun- dation has continued to grow ra])idly. The munber of scholarships and fellowships has greatly increased; a supplementary retirement program has been established; and book funds, departmental funds, lecture funds, class memorial funds, and loan funds have been starle(l. The Foundation Board of Trustees is coni])rise(l of twenty representatives from the alumni, the faculty, the parents of cadets, and the Board of Visitors of the ' irginia Military Institute. Both the Superintendent and the President of the Alumni Association, as well as the Presi- dent of the Parents Council, are ex-officio members of the Board. The President of the P oundation is John M. Camp, " 0.5, of Franklin, Virginia. Former ])residents were John C. Hagan, " ' •21, George D. Brooke, " 00, and (ieneral George C. Marshall, " 01. Officers in the Lexington office are Mr. Josejjh D. Neikirk, ' 32, Executive Mcc-President, and !Mr. Gregory C. Taylor, " 57, Executive Secretary. Every year, the Foundation ' s total aid to V.M.I, has increased. Since 1936 the Foundation has given $112,600 to the Institute. In 1961, $62,000 was given for a myriad of purposes, each contributing to the academic excellence of the Institute. Since the Foundation was established, $176,000 has been given for the Foundation ' s supple- mentary retirement program alone. A total of almost $2,500,000 has been received by the Foundation since it began to function. Of this amount over $1,500,000 still remains in permanent endowment which will continue to help V.M.I. Last j-ear the gifts came to a total of over $250,000. Well over 5,000 alumni, parents, corporations, foundations, and friends have given to the Foundation. The Foundation ' s assistance for the academic ad- vancement of V.M.I, consists of direct aid to cadets as well as indirect aid to them by attracting and retaining the best possible faculty. Immediate objectives include scholarships for worthy cadets, a faculty retirement program, fellowshi])s for graduate and summer study by faculty members, support of extracurricular academic activities to broaden the cultural life of cadets, lecture funds, and exchange professorshijjs with other colleges. The extent of the aid given to the Institute is limited only by a lack of funds. The purposes can only be ac- complished by increasing the number of donors to the Foundation. The Alumni Association Any -;iilcl wlio lca ' cs .M.I. in j oiid sl;inilinfi ' , i. c, not expelled by the Honor Court, automiiticiills ' Ixconics ii member of the V.M.I, . himni Assneiation al ' lcr Ihr graduation of liis class, ' riicrc arc no dues, l)nl aluirnii arc expcctcil to annually conlribulc Ihroiifih their class agents to the support of the alumni actixities. An alunnii office and staff are maintained by the Association at r.I. to serve the 8,300 active alumni of the Institute. This office serves as the contact between alumni and their Alma Mater, and naturally performs many ])crsonal services i-claled to ' .M.I. for assistanci ' in contacting former cadets, or areas where alumni snpporl is needed. The Alumni Association helps alumni lo maintain an interest in the Institute and a loyaitj- to fellow alumni, which through the years has been a tradition of ' . f.I. men; one envied by many other schools. Each alumnus receives free of charge the Alumni Review, which is published four times a year. Forty-eight alumni chajiters hold frequent meetings with speakers furnished by the Association. Class agents, working through the Alumni Office, keep classmates informed of each other through class letters and notes published in the Alumni Review. Reunions of each class arc held every five years, and the Alumni Office assists the classes in their ]ilanning work for these reunions. Mr. E. Jacksox Tice Executive Secretary, VMI Alumni Association The alumni of V.: I.I. is a closely knit group, loyal to their school and closely related to each other, no matter what the age diiferential may be. The Sportsmen ' s Club, directed by Claude Patton. club secretary, is a division of the Alumni Association charged with promoting interest and support for V.M.I. ' s athletic ijrograni. Organized in flHS, the club has opened its membership to all alumni and friends of V. I.I. in an effort to eft ' ect cooperation between the Institute and its sports enthusiasts. Contributions from members are used, in conjunction with the Alunmi Etlucational Fund, to pro -ide grants-in- aid for deserving athletic prospects. Military Cadet D. P. DeLuca, First Ranking Cadet, ROTC Camp: Ft. Knox, Kentucky Cadet J. P. Rogan, First Ranking Cadet in Company ROTC Camp; Ft. Bragg, North Carolina Distinguished Mii ARMOR First Row, Left to Right: M. D. Porter, F. V ' . Slurlev, L. L. .Tackson, J. R. Bobbitt, D. P. DeLuca, R. Gorl)ea, J. B. Roberts, 11. K. Murray, R. M. Hamner, Maj. L. L. Lewane Second Roir: G. S. Mitcliell, D. L. Arey, R. A. Miller, J. A. Smith, J. R. Dunkley, C. M. Bryant, H. S. T. Carmichael, D. A. Spivey, G. B. Gilmore ARTILLERY Left to Right: C. C. Crowder, S. A. Clement, J. H. B. Peav, H. W. Pacine, T. R. Meier, G. R. Kaylor, J D. Prall, V. I). Harris, I). W. Beekner, B. A. Connell, A. R. Colan, W. C. Bryant, A. McB. Curtis, IL E. Cobb, T. W. Sweeney Awards o Cadet C. A. Baml ' orth, First in Platoon, P. L. C. Summer Camp; Quantico, Virginia Cadet C. A. Lloyd, First in Platoon, P. L. C. Summer Camp; Quantico, Virginia Ca let F. D. Merry, First in Platfwn, P. L. C. Summer Camp; Quantico, Virginia tary Students INFANTRY First Row, Left to Right: Capt. H. H. Berke, Jr., R. P. Davis, W. P. Lang, G. L. Quirk, J. D. Johnson, J. O. Rowell, T. H. Henriksen, K. R. Strickler, Capt. R. Y. Johnston Second Row: Capt. R. F. Daley, C. M. Jordan, R. D. Tvson, J. A. Vest, C. A. B. Carlton D. M. Popp, V. C. Ward. S, Samuels. J. a ' CiMiiiiings, 1,1. (■,,!. K. M, Slcuart AIR FORCK Fir.-I R nr. Left t , Ri ' ,1: Capt. ' J. F. Williford. E. D. Carlsen. W. C. Sydnor. J. C. Richards. J. C. Scullev, R. N. Booklia umer. J. H. Van Deven- ter. Col. C. E. Secind Rnr:.J. C. Gwaltnev. E. N. L;)z;iron. R. M. Howard, J. W. Hiller. R. W. Umbert The Spring Hike . . Summer Camp the " ' V : .. , ' " W h - 4 I Regimental Commander KDWARO CARI.SKN. JR. Regimental Staff T. V. Murplirec Regimental Sergeant Major L. B. Wilson Hegimental Supply Sergeant W. A. lA-wis Ciilor Sergeant R. R. Kvaiis Color Sergeant R. I). Ycarmit Color Srrneant Appointments in Regiment of Cadets (if officers non-eoniiiiis; . All appniTitnient June 1961. . The followin g appointments in the Regiment of Cadets with relative rank and assignment a; TO BE CADET CAPTAINS Carlsen, E., Jr., Regimental Commander Hobbs, J. V., Commander, Baitaliim Peay, J. H. B., Ill, Commander, Second Battalion Crowder, C. C, Commander, Band Company Reed, L. W., Commander, E Company Mizell, W. K., Jr., Regimental Adjutant iS-l) Lloyd, C. A., Commander, C Company Bamforth, C. A., Jr. Merrev, F. D., Jr. Popp, D. M. Strickler, E. R., First Battalion, S-i Cummings, J. W., Firxt Battalion, S-3 Henriksen, T. H., Second Battalion, S-3 Goldsmith, J. M., Jr., Second Battalion, S-. Williams, M. C, III Bradbury, R. S. Goodyear, J. R. Northrop, E. D., Jr. Richards, J. C, First Battalion, S-1 Porter, M. D. Harris, W. D. 1 officers in tlie Regiment of Cadets now in effect will be revoked after graduation exercises on 11 honn, effective 1 ' 2 June 1961, are announced: 8 Hamncr, R. M., Regimental Plans and Training Officer (S-3) 9 McWane, J. W., Regimental Supply Officer (S-i) 10 Davis, R. P., Jr., Commander, D Company 11 Sweeney, T. W., Commander, A Company 1 ' 2 Rogan, J. P., Commander, F Company 13 Ridgely, G. C, Jr., Commander, B Company TO BE CADET LIEUTENANTS 15 Tvson, R. D. 29 Reitz, R. A. 16 Gates, D. L. 30 Miller, R. A. 17 Eger, J. M. 31 Deibler, E. H., Jr. 18 DeLuca, D. P. 32 Ross, D. B. 19 White, W. C, Jr. 33 Nester, B. J. ■20 Lellay, R. D., Jr. 34 Nicholson, W. B., .Jr. 21 Jackson, L. L. 35 Beckner, D. W. ' 2 ' 2 Bryant, C. M., ,Tr. 36 Gorsuch, E. A., II 23 Murray, H. K., Jr. 37 Perrin, W. C, III 24 Smith, J. A. 38 Lambert, R. W., Second Battalion, S-1 ' 2.5 Marechal, C. D. 39 Scullev, J. R. 26 Williams, T. H. 40 Kane, V. D. 27 Gorbea, R. 41 Matthew.s S. B. 28 W ood, J. M., Jr. TO BE CADET REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR Lang W. P., Jr. 1 Kiser, R. D. 2 Van Deventer, J. II., Jr. 1 Lewis, W. A. 1 Weakley, J. L. 2 Inteso, C. J. TO BE CADET FIRST SERGEANTS 3 Carmichael,H.S.T.,III 5 Curtis, A. M. 4 W ' est, J. C, Jr. 6 Rowell, J. O., Jr. TO BE CADET RE(;iMENTAL SUPPLY SERGEANT Wilson, L. B., Jr. TO BE CADET SERGEANT MAJORS 1 Spivey, D. A. 2 Vest, J. A. TO BE CADET REGIMENTAL COLOR SER(.EANTS 2 Yearout, R. D. TO BE CADET SUPPLY SERGEANTS 3 Hiller, J. W. 5 Arey, D. L., Jr. 4 Bobbitt, J. R., Ill 6 Morris, J. F. Daniels, J. W., Jr. 1 Severo, O. C, Jr. 2 Shirley, F. W. 3 Bierman, J. W. 4 Thomas, J. D. 5 Johnson, K. F. 6 Michaels, J. A. 7 Selling, B. (i. 8 GraybiU, M. H. 9 Preston, .L B., II 10 Bradshaw, T. C, Jr. 11 Magee, D. A. 12 Jones, R. L. S. 13 Colan, A. R., Jr. 14 Jordan, C. M., Jr. 15 Anthonv, J. I). 16 Cooley, ' T. C. 17 Lazarotf, E. N. IS Howe, E. G. 19 Legum, K. P. 20 (lilmore, (;. B. 21 Dunklev, J. R., Jr. 22 Robinson. I). IL, Jr. TO BE CADET SERGEANTS 23 Mitchell, G. S. 24 Respess, W. H. 25 Crannis, A. H. 26 Carlton, C. A. B„ Jr. 27 Henning, S. E., IV 28 Roberts, J. F. 29 Muth, M. W ' . 30 Mangino, A. R. 31 Armistead, R. A., Jr. 32 Hogue, J. W., Ill 33 Ritchie, W. J., Jr. TO BE CADET CORPORALS 1 Bunting, J., Ill 19 Brunei, P. K. 37 Davis, J. R. 2 Lineweaver, R. N., Ill 20 Atkins, G. M., Jr. 38 Liberti, J. C. 3 Jordan, K. M. 21 Troxler. R. C. 39 Mills, J. A., Ill 4 Stocks, R. B. 22 Modarelli, R. ( ). 40 Crisp, W. (i. 5 Macrae, J. H. 23 Fraschc, R. M. 41 Bevins, L. V. 6 Fygi, E. J. 24 Anastas, J. M. 42 Wells, W. A. 7 Gootee, D. A. 25 Redden, W. L., Jr. 43 Jones, W. 0., Ill 8 Ippolito, P. J. 26 Amos, J. R. 44 Oglesby, D. B. 9 Chilcote, T. C. 27 Blood, G. H. 45 Savage, G. N., Ill 10 Lanahan, (i. W. 2S McWane, F. W., Ill 46 Wray, W. E., Jr. 11 Harkness, C. L. 29 .Jennings, L. R., Jr. 47 Talb ' ott, C. Y., Jr. 12 Watson, C. H.. Ill 30 Ilinkle, C. v., Jr. 48 JaTues, L. T., Jr. 13 Fuscaldo, L. K. 31 Strauss, R. E. 49 Stone, J. B., Ill 14 Cowardin, W. C, Jr. 32 Traugott, F. W. 50 (Iross, G. L. 15 Peckham, C. C. 33 Sterrctt, J. D., Ill 51 Brazee, F. E. 16 Wav, D. E. 34 Olseii, T. C. 52 Holtry, P. W. 17 Skinrood, N. A. 35 Thomas, D. R., Ill 53 Phaup, A. A., Jr. 18 Scott, W. W. 36 Reynolds, H. I. 54 Rowe, D. S. TO BE CADET LANCE CORPOI 1 Reid, G. F. 18 Murtha, T. H. 34 Montgomery, J. E.L.,.Ir. 2 Thompson, W. C, Jr. 19 Garber, W. B., Jr. 35 (iardner, B. R. 3 Dice, K. E., Jr. 20 Epiev, D. R. 36 Benedict, C. T. 4 Fugate, R. W. 21 (iae tjc, F. C. 37 Eager, D. W. 5 Souder, 0. E. 22 Sprouse. C. T., Jr. 38 Tucker, P. E. 6 Bell, D. G. 23 DeForrest, D. J., Ill 39 Duncan, P. W., Jr. 7 Stickles. I). F., Ill 24 Currin, W. F. 40 Crump, F. J., Ill 8 Black, W. I,.. Jr. 25 Neese, J. M. 41 Abernathy, T, R. 9 Field, F. C. Jr. 26 Blakelev, W. B. 42 Scott, E. A. 10 Fernald, W. W. 27 .lablonka, M., Jr. 43 MacDonald, C. P., Ill 11 Putamanonda, T. 28 Sebrell, T. E., IV 44 Simpkins, R. G., Jr. 12 Welsh, W. !■;. 29 Williams, R. W. 45 Trinkle, N. C. 13 Stoke, J. A. 30 Rce.l, D. T. 46 .letcr, J. W., Jr. 14 Tucker, G. A.. Jr. 31 Kicrnan, I). R. 47 Hawkins, C. W., .Ir. 15 Atkins, J. X. 32 Mc ey, W. A. 48 Svkes, W. L., Jr. 16 Seager, E. M. 33 Crowii, F. J., Jr. 49 Fiorini, A. E. 17 Clark, E. T., Ill 34 Cox, .L D. 35 Frazel, R. H. 36 Wilson, E. K., Ill 37 Waterman, R., Jr. 38 Halberstadt, N. 39 Sibilsky, J. A. 40 Burton " , H. D. 41 Sykes, G. F., .Jr. 42 Muirheid, C, III 43 Patton, J. D., Jr. 44 Stepnowski, J. J. 55 Marchant, R. D. 56 McMahon, J. V. 57 Hancock, L. A. 58 Reid, .L F. 59 Walton, C . M. 6(1 Oliver, T. T. 61 McBride, C. F. 62 Warring, J. M. 63 Kleine. W. J. 64 Steigelman, T. F., II 65 Kohlwes, S. W. 66 Harris, .]. P., Ill 67 Evans, R. E., Jr. 68 Storm, J. H. 69 Grimslcv, T. E. 70 Custer, W. W. 71 Warren, R. 1). 50 Miles, R. E., Jr. 51 Griggs, E. A. 52 Lucado, W. P., Jr. 53 Williamson, W. C, 54 Crittsinger, C. A. 55 Durvca, W. 8., II 56 Rapport, G. M. 57 Duncan, F. II. 58 Carroll, F. W., Jr. 59 Mitchko, (;. P. 60 Elder, W. IL. Ill 61 llill, T. M. W. 62 Briggs, A. (i3 Bland, J. R., Jr. 64 Dudley, K. E. 65 Brunsvold, K. T. Quirk, G. L. 45 Samuels, S., Ill 46 Taylor, J. D. 47 Morrison, P. J. 48 Travnham, J. E., Ill 49 Hudgins, R. M., Jr. 50 McQuaid, J. B. 51 Ward, W. C, Jr. 52 Elliott, T. N., .Jr. 53 Cook, W. H. 54 O ' Harrow, R. E. 72 Drake, F. D. 73 Taft, J. M. 74 Ward, R. F. 75 Glantz, D. M. 76 Hart, F. C. 77 Rugh, K. A., .Jr. 78 Ogden, P. R. 79 Eifried, G. C. 80 Molinet, F. E., .Jr. 81 Abernathv, C. A. 82 Redd, H. ' C, III 83 Miller, J. C, III 84 Ilerraon, G. R. 85 Belsha, R. H. 86 Spence, R. E., Jr. 87 Birdsong, W. IL, HI 88 Tatum, IL F. 66 Shumate, C. L. 67 Nock, R. S. 68 Baxter, G. M. 69 Dean, R. H. 70 Eling, V. A. 71 Carson, D. D. 72 Thrasher, G. T. 73 Bergere, D. K. 74 Suiter, C. G. R. 75 Kormanik, R. 76 Roberts, (i. P. 77 MacCarthv, R. K., Jr. 78 Marley, P. B. 79 von Schilling, L. K. 80 Riedingcr, T. A. 81 Atkinson, R. L., .Jr. •Tolm W. Hol)l)s Captain, First Battalion Cimnnaiidcr First Battalion Staff D. A. Spivey Sergeant Major J. W. Cummiuss Lieutenant, S J E. R. Strickler Lieutenant, S-i R. S. Bradbury LieiiUnanl J. R. Sculley Lieutenant S. B. Matthews Lieutenant Company Sergeants Colan, A. R. Cox.J.D, Gilmore, G. B. Henning, S. E. Michaels, J. A. Sykes, G. F. Atkins, G. M. Bevins, L. V. Blood, G. H. Gootee, D. A. Grimsley, T, E. James, L. T. Lanahan, G. W. Lance Corporal; Abernathy, T. E,. Bell. D. G. Clarke. F. 0. Eplev, D, R. Ha . C. W. Jablonka. M. Mitchko. G. P. Moiitgomerv. J. Stoke. J. A. 1st Class P Davis. J. E. Dean. J. W. Havdon. M. L. Hylton, W. H. Huntsberry, H. C. Lapp. C. M. Myruski. A. Pacine. H. W. Pettit. L. 0. Potts. W. B. Prince, N. B. Seybold, C. C. Sheldon, R. C. Spence, J. W. 2nd Class Pbiva Baldwin, R. R. Brown, J. H. Curley, M.J. Delk, G. H. Lacv. M. J. Mathews. R. C. Ogle. D. J. O ' Hern. W. L. Olsen. T. C, Redd. H. C. Shepherd. V. F. Wilson. K. S. 3rd Class Priva Bucttner. W. S. SPECIMENS • OF • CITIZEN • SOLDIER PROVD • OF • HER- FAME ■ AND • REAC ' • • TOVINDICATE HERHONi I II n n n J| " 1U 1 ■ T ' rawford. J. B. )runiheller, E. O. rosch, J. F. Jalysh, R. L, larrU, S. R. lopkins. E. D. Caliski, D. N. Celly, J. H. ,eRoy. P. H. Jeely, R. A. livamonte. J. M. tegesman, F. C, Ihepherd. V. F. rravis, G. J. :urner. J. J. 4th t Arciisdorf. D. . Ash, R. P. Bloxom, E. L. Borden, J, 0. Bowers. J. L. Boyer, H. A. Carpenter. R. A. Cummings, D. L. Dent. H. f. Engle. E. H. Evens. P. M. Fletcher. J. T. Frantz, D. G. Gallup, C. L. Gibbons, J. M. Gibbs, J. B. Hall, J. H. Hatch. E. A. Hertwig. R, U. Hylton.C. R, Kovach. D. -A. Lakes. R. B. Leonard. D. P. Marshall. J. E. Marshall. J. M. Palmer. R. R. Parker, T. B. Price, C. D. Rose, L, L. Rutherford. J. B. Scott, W. S. Taylor. P. R. Wilkinson, R. A. Williamson, ' . C. fACHED TO • THEIR- NATIVE • STATE I EVERY • TI ME OF • DEEPEST • PERIL ()R- DEFEND HER- RIGHTS- • • T. W. S»eoia ' .v Captain Company Serge. nts Dunkley. J. E. Finnigan, C. A. Frazel, R. H. Hope, W. C. Jordan, C. M. O ' Harrow, R. E. Selling, B. G. Traynham, J. E. Corporals Bunting. J. Custer. W. W. Harkness, C. L. Hart, F. C. Kleine, W. .1, Miller. ,1. C. McKee. D. L. McMahon, J. V. McWane, F. W. Stone, J. B. Tatum, H. F. Thomas, D. R. Lance Corporals Birzenieks, U. Crlttsinser. C. A. Elder. W. H. Gaetje. F. C. Gardn . R. nlev, J. G. Sebrell, T. E. Shumate. C. L. Stickles. D. F. 1st Class Privates Blanton. M. E. Brown. C. W. Candler, J. S. Coulbourn, T. E. Danieb, J. W. Elmore. S. H. Gravbill. L. V. Landry. L, C. Lvnch. V. L. Meredith. G. M. O ' Connor. N. A. Stoy. R. E. Thomas, C. R. Wagner. D. W. 2nd Cuss Priva Balog. G. G. Bennet, C. D. Byrd, R. L. Clark, R. L. Cox, J. M. Craddock, J. R. Doer, H. E. Griffin, .L A. Hargy, D. F. Hertv, T. H. Kennedy, F. E. Key, J. S. Kiesau, K. F. Knowles. R. L. Lacy, J. J. MiUer, J. A. Minor, C. G. McMahon, J. V. Pearson, W. M. Peters, L. L. Reeder, K. R. Riethmiller, S. Ritchie, L. C. 3rd Class Priva Batchelder, W. T. Bogle, J. W, Clarke, R. W. Cole. C. T. Cronin, H. J. Davis, J. C. Davis, T. W. Dyke, W. iTATE: OBJECTS- Of HONEST- PRJ SPECIMENS • OF ■ CITIZEN ■ SOLDIEF PR.OVD- OF- HER- FAME • AND • R.EA TO yiNDiCATE. ER- HO V, I). KaiK Lieutenant Fleshood, H. L. Brant, H. H. Hamner, J. E. Britton, L. W. Honabach, E. A. Brown, F. S. Mathay, J. P. Bush, J. E. Maiik, P. D. Bynum.W. B. McKee. D. L. Chambers. 0. S Nickel, R. A. Derden, R. N. O ' Hara, E. G. Frazer, J. W. Powell, R. B. Frost, M. fathbone, .1. B. Gill, J. C. Rimm. W. R. Hvatt, C. C. 3alvat, A. H. Kiger, D. T. Scott, E. A. Kirkpatrick, L. 3haner, W. T. Lee, J. W. Thornton,,!. S. Lee, R. E. Primble, D. D. Lyons. R. A. Warren, R. L. Martin. E. T. Watson. R. L. McMahon. R. L Morgan, R. L Moring, R. P. 4th Class Privates Morris. S. C. Baillio, J. M.B. Oyler, W. W. ieeton, W. A. Phillips. R. W. lorries, J. L. Prosser, J. R. Read, B. C. Riddle, M. Robertson. W. Ci. Rondiak. P. Ryan. W. F. Siegel, C. L. Sloss. R. M. Slusher, J. E. Smith, C. E. Snyder, R. B. Stewart, K. G. T, Stone. T. P. Sweigert, M. L. Trible, P. L. Viele, F. 0. Walker, B. W. Waters, R. E. Whalev. R. E. Whirl. ' R.G. Wilson, R. D. Wittel, F. H. Workman, J, R. Yanda, L. V. O THEIR- ir |5TR.yC-;iUR5 AnUYKVK TTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE STATE l • EVERY • TI ME - OF • DEEPEST PERIL FENEk, Company T. H. Williams Lieutenant Sergeants Warren, R, D. Jarvis, R, C. Thomson, P. R. Anthony, J. D. Graybill, M. H. Watson, C. H, Jutton, M. G. Turner. K. V. McCormick, W. C. Vaughn, P. M.a Hudgins, R. M. Muth, M. W. Plagcman, D. D. White, J. J. Lance Corporals Prall, J. D. Wick, P. L. Fatten, J. D. Atkins, J. N. Tharrington, J. C. Robinson, D. H. Benedict, C. T. Wagner, J. T. Severe, 0. C. Beregere, D. K. Whitney, D. N. 3rd Class Privates Wilson, E. K. Black, W. L. Wynn, R. W. Atkinson, R. M. Dice, K. E. Davis, W. G. Duryea, W.S. Dibbs, D. M. Fiorini, A. E. 2nd Class Privates Forshaw, H. A. Corporals Hill,T. M. Bell, W. A. GafTney, W. B. Gross, G. L. MacDonald, C. P. Campbell, C. P. Geib, L. R. Hancock, L. A. Sprouse, C. T. Dellapenta, J. V. Gibson, C. E. Hermon, G. R. Williams. R. W. Goodwin, R. H. Goff, L. H. Jennings, L. R. Gregory, R. G. Grubb, W. F. Jones, W. 0. Jordan, K. M, 1st Class Privates Holtry, A. K. Kemple, G. J. Hanna.H. M. Hines, K. L. Modarelli. R.O. Allen, J. C. McMakin, M. D. Hunter, R. T. Peckham, C. G. Bookhammer, R. H. Parks, J. L. Hylton.B.G. Reynolds, H. I. Campbell, H. E. Patnesky. E. J, Kitchen, W. J. Rugh, K. A. Clement, S. A. Poindexter, J. D. Knoke, P. D. Steigelman. T. F. Gustin, A. N. Scott, A. R. Knowles, R. G. SPECIMENS ■ OF • CITIZEN • SOLDIEF PROVD • OF- HER- FAME - AND • REA • ■ -TO-VINDJCATE-HER-HO OL-J Nester, B. J. Kiser, R. 1). Weakley, J. L Lieutenant 1st Sgt. Supply Sgt. Marshall, J. D. Coehran, F. W. Lohouse, T. P. Mendel, W. W. Conques. D. L. Loughridge, W. P Munera, A. Craddoek, J. C. Marshall, R. D. Myers, T. C. Dyer, B. C. Marshall, T. C. McMilUan, G. W. Earnest, J. G. Mown. W. C. Odom, E. B. Ellis, F. B. McCarthy. J. P. O ' Ferrall, M. T. Everett, 0. L. McCumber, I. H. Sargent, H. 0. Fitzgerald, J. G. O ' Keefe. J. J. Shumaker. J. C. Fleet, C. B. Petitte. R. D. Smith. L, E. Gordon, E. S. Phillips, G. L. Suerken, W. J. R. Gritz, D. D, Radford, N. D, Warren, G. W. Hall, CM. Riddick. W. M. Hare. J. S. Rivamonte. L. . . Hash. A. M, Robertson, R. B. 4th Class Privates Hierzoler, G. E. Schafer. J. C. Amos G R Hill, J. W. Seamon. D. E. Bacalis. P. H. Hinton, J. A. Self, W. D. Beer, C. R. Hogan. D. A. Sheldon. S. C. Boisseau, W. E. Hogler. J. L. Shoup, R. R. Boyd, R, D. Hughes, W. C. Straub. J. S. Boynton, L. R. Knowling, E. C. Sylvester, D. H. Gather. W. H. Kucera, R. P. Watkinson. H. P. Chisholm, J. C. Law, R. M. White. C. W. Clark. A. A. Lilly, T. S. Whitmore. A. W. Lingle. J. M. Zeller. K. F. ' ' JTACHED TO • THEIR- NATIVE ■ STATE N • EVERY- TIME- OF • DEEPEST- PERIL OR- DEFEND -HER- RIGHTS- • • .. t .»wi «a rjMi.Skiiliirki Company Sergeants Coolcy, T. C. Mangino, A. R. Mitchell. G. S. McQuaid.J. B. Preston, J. B. Rhodes. H. P. Shirley. V. . Stepnowski. J. J. Brazee, F. E. Davis, J. R. Drake, F. D. Frasche, R. M. Hinkle, C. V. Ippolito, P. J. Kohhves, S. W. Ogden,P. R. Reid. J. F. Eountree. T. E. Stock.s, R. B. Way, D. E. Lance Corporals Baxter, G. M. Briggs. A. Detorrest, D. J. Eager, D. W. Field, F. C. Fugate, R. W. Miles. R. E. Rapport, G. M. Reed. D. T, Seager. E. M, 1st Class Priva Akers, C. E. Bandy, T. R. Bartlett, R. B. Bryant, W. C. Burns, G. M. Burnett, G. C. Cobb, H. E. Collins, L. D. L. L. Jackson Lieutenant Eddins. A. W. Galanti, C. J. Giberson, S. F. Johnson, J. R. Merrill, J . A. Pender, .1. B. Price, J. W Robertson, J. M. Shropshire, R. F. Sullivan, F.C. Turnage, W. L. 2nd Class Prf Brooks, R. W. Bryan, T. M. Carr, J. C. Cloe, J. H. Corwin. C. W. Crowley, D. W. Earle, R. A. Hoover, W, M, Hubard, T. T. McCraney, D. K. R. Gorbea Lieutenant Oglesby. D. B. Patterson, A. M. Pendleton, W. N, - Vogler. D. L. Walker, C. D. Weddington, C. F. Whisenant, H. A, Whitaker, J. P. 3rd Class Prr ' ates Batte. R. B. Budd, W. C. Chebatoris, R. M. Chompaisol, A. J. Colyer. A. J. Cox, W. A. Crenshaw, T. T. Crone, W, H. Harkrader, J. C. Hoy. E. C. Jordan, R. F. Jordan, S. P. PROVD • OF ■ HER- FAME • AND • RE ' • TO VINDICATE HER- HC " ' rr I. Van Deventer R. Wateniiaii C. J. Iiitcso Lieutenant 1st Sfjt. Bodenheim. B. R. Siipiibj Sgt. ohihoss, M. L. BracE. C. W. Norman. F. A. adison. A. L. Brannan, M. D. Peirce. C. B. cCraw, D. B. Brown, P. M. Patterson, M. R. eadc, R. H. Carnes. J. N. Rust, J. T. urphv. M. K. Chapman, I. L. Rutschow.P.Z. irkcr, F. i l. Chiles, W. D. Selecman, T. H. ixton. A. G. Cook, J. C. Semple, R. M. ters. R. L. Crawlev, F. E. Sharman, W. V. ead, B. P. Creel, t. A. Sherrard, ,1. G. ogers, R. D. Dowdy, H. C. Sipolski,,!. G. ngo. M. R. England, C. E. StalliuEs. W. D. ele. J. D. Eubank, G. B, SterliuE, W. V. lylor, J. W Fawley, J. B. StirliiiE. Y. ossback, J. M. Freeman, G. C. Thomas, W. D, infree, R. E. Henrv, J. M. Thompson, W. R Hooten. J. B. Thornton, H. M. Jebo, D. R. Umberger, L. S. 4th Class Privates Jordan, K. R. Walker, J. R. yres. J. W. arnhart, L. I. b11. F. a. BlUn, G. J. elt. R. L. akemore. C. B. Kolb, W. M. Ward, H. M. KozjTa, R. E. Lennon, T. J. White, D. T. Whitt, E. B. Lyons, J. F. Wiseman, F. E. McNeil, F. B. Yenchochic, M. I Mustian, C. T. -:)rP t 1 : o LSi Ut »«4fc IN EVERYTIME- OF DEEPEST PERIL I OR- DEFEND HER- RIGHTS- • • .PRESTO Appointments in Regiment of Cadets 1. All appointments of officers and non-commissioned officers of the grade of sergeant in the Regiment of Cadets heretofore in effect are revoked. 2. The following appointments in the Regiment of Cadets, effective Friday, 9 February lOG , and with relative rank and assignment as shown are an- nounced: TO BE CADET CAPTAINS 6 ITamner, R. M., Regimental (S-.3) 7 Mizell, W. K., Jr., Regimental (S-1) 8 Reed, L. W., Commander, E Company !) Lloyd, C. A., Commander, C Company 1 Carlsen, E., Jr., Regimental Commander 2 Hobbs, J. ., Commander, First Battalion 3 Peay, J. H. B., Ill, Commander, Second Battalion 4 Crowder, C. C, Commander. Band Company 5 Regan, J. P., Commander, F. Company 10 McWane, J. W., Regimental (S-i) 11 Davis, R. P., Jr., Commander, D Company 12 Sweeney, T. W., Commander, A Company 13 Cummings, J. W., Commander, B Company 1 Henriksen, T. H., Second Battalion, S-3 2 Popp, D. M. 3 Bamforth, C. A., Jr. 4 Northrop, E. D., Jr. 5 Bradbury, R. S. 6 Goldsmith, J. M., Jr., Second Battalion, 7 Richards, J. C, First Battalion, S-1 S Merrev, F. D., Jr. 9 Nester, B. J. 10 Williams, M. C. 11 DeLuca, D. P. 12 Lambert, R. W., Second Battalion, S-1 13 Strickler, E. R. 14 Harris, W. D. 1 Shoemake, R. A. 2 Colan, A. R., Jr. TO BE CADET LIEUTENANTS 15 Smith, J. A. 16 ScuUev, J. R. 17 Carmichael, H. S. T., Ill 18 Porter, M. D. 19 Marechal, C. D. .S--} 20 Spivev, D. A., First Battalion, S-3 21 West, J. C, Jr. 22 Gorbea, R. 23 Miller, R. A. 24 Matthews, S. B. 25 Tvson, R. D. 20 Williams, T. H. 27 Quirk, G. L. 28 Vest, J. A. TO BE CADET REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR Curtis, A. M. TO BE CADET FIRST SERGEANTS 3 Lang, W. P., Jr. 5 Fravel, R. H. 4 Waterman, R., Jr. 6 Bradshaw, T. C TO BE REGIMENTAL SUPPLY SERCiEANT Yearout, R. D. TO BE BATTALION SERGEANTS MAJOR as, J. D., Second Battalion 2 Sheldon, R. C, First Battalion TO BE REGIMENTAL COLOR SERGE. NTS 29 Van Deventer, J. H., Jr. 30 Perrin, W. C, II 31 Morris, J. F. 32 Bryant, C. M., Jr. 33 Wagner, J. T. 34 Roberts, J. F. 35 Gorsuch, E. A., II 36 Inteso, C. J. 37 Murphree, T. W. 38 Lazaroff, E. N. 39. Prall, J. D. 40 Kane, V. D. 41 Wilson, L. B., Jr., First Battalion, S- Jr. 7 Legum, K. P. 1 Muirheid, C, III 2 Jordan, C. M., Jr. TO BE CADET SUPPLY SERGEANTS 3 Hope, W. C, III 1 Arey, D. L., .Ir. 2 Ward, W. C, Jr. 1 Carlton, C. A. B., Jr. 2 White, W. C, Jr. 3 Shirley, F. W. 4 Crannis, A. H. 5 Beckner, D. W. 6 Kiser, R. D. 7 Gilmore, G. B. S Coolev. T. C. !» Kavlor, G. K. Ill Hvlt..n, W. H., Ill 11 Wood, J. M., Jr. 12 Severo, O. C, Jr. 13 Selling, B. G. 3 Jackson, L. L. 4 Michaels, J. A. 5 l)unkle. 6 Hudgin Jr. 14 Sibilsky, J. A. 15 Preston, J. B. 16 ColUns, G. J., 17 Cox, J. D. 18 HiUer, J. W. 19 GraybiU, M. II., Jr. 20 Evans, R. R. 21 Mollock, G. N. 22 Mitchell, G. S. 23 Ritchie, W. J., Jr. 24 Sykes, G. F., .Ir. 25 Lewis, W. A. 26 Campbell, R. E. TO BE CADET SERGEANTS 27 O ' Harrow, R. E. 28 Houston, W. T., .Ir. 29 Stepnowski, J. J. 30 Jones, R. L. S. 31 Potts, W. B., Ill 32 Armistead, R. A., Jr. 33 Patton, J. D., .Jr. 34 Finnigan, C. A., .Ir. 35 Bradlev, R. D. 36 McQuaid, J. B. 37 Vanderwertf, P. M. 38 Spence, J. W. , J. R., .Jr. R. M., Jr. 39 Huddle, R. E. L., I 40 Whitney, D. M. 41 Thomas, C. R., Jr. 42 Oilman, R. M. 43 Rhodes, H. P., Jr. 44 Meier, T. R. 45 Lloyd, W. H., Ill 46 Wilson, E. K., Ill 47 Stoy, R. E. 48 Nelms, N. D., 49 Burns, G. M. 50 Glover, C. M.. , Jr. 7 Bobbitt, J. R., Ill 51 Samuels, S., Ill 52 Bookhamer, R. H., Jr. 53 Wagner, D. W. 54 Magee, D. A. 55 Price, .1. W., Jr. 56 Robertson, J. M., .Ir. 57 .Johnson, K. F. 58 Myru,ski, A., Jr. 59 Woolard, J. W. 60 Gustin, A. N. 61 Davis, .L E., Ill 62 Alfonso, .L R. . 11 appointments of corporals and lance corporals in the Regiment of Cadets heretofore in effect are revoked, and the following appointments issued with relative rank as indicated for corporals. Lance corporals, not being ranked are listed alphabetically. TO BE CADET CORPORALS 1 Bunting, .L, III 19 Harkness, C. L. 37 Lacv, M. J., .Jr. 55 Gross, G. L. 72 Rountree, T. E. 2 Lineweaver, R. N., Ill 20 Jennings, L. R. 38 Reid, J. F. 56 Bennett, J. C. 73 Holtry, P. W. 3 .lordan, K. M. 21 Phaup, A. A., Jr. 39 Anastas, .1. M. 57 Amos, J. R. 74 Riethmiller, S. 4 Macrae, J. H. 22 Brunei, P. E. 40 McWane, F. W., Ill 58 Wilson, K. S. 75 .Jones, W. 0., Ill 5 Stocks, R. B. 23 Blood, G. H. 41 Wat.son, C. H., Ill 59 Kohlwes, S. W. 76 Spence, R. E. 6 Redden, W. L., Jr. 24 Davis, J. R. 42 Ward, R. F. 60 Walton, C. M. 77 Canepa, W. A. 7 Gootee, D. A. 25 Taft, J. M t:! Talhott, C. Y., Jr. 01 Hart, F. C. 78 Walker, M. B., IV 8 Crisp, W. G. 26 Thoma.s, 1). H.. Ill 1-t Bcvins, L. V. 62 Warren, R. D. 79 Smither, M. T. 9 Skinrood, N. A., Jr. 27 Peckham, C. G. 45 Hinkle, C. v., .Jr. 63 Burbank, T. A. 80 McKee, D. L. 10 Revnolds, H. I. 28 Fuscaldo, L. K. 46 Prv.staloski, D. F. 64 Kloljus, W. J. 81 Thomson, P. R., Jr. 11 Fvgi, E. J. 29 Cowardin, W. C, Jr. 47 McMahon, J. V. 65 Baldwin, R. R. 82 Barker, J. N., Jr. 12 Lanahan, G. W. 30 Marchant, R. D. 48 Hancock, L. A. 66 Drake, F. D. 83 Shelburne, K. C, Jr 13 Troxler, R. C. 31 Frasche, R. M. 49 Paull, J. T. 67 Savage, G. N., Ill 84 Brvan, T. M. 14 Wav, D. E. 32 Liberti, J. C. 50 Glantz, D. M. 68 Tatum, H. F. 85 Pohl, E. S. 15 Storm, J. H. 33 Wells, W. A. 51 (Irimslev, T. E. 69 Modarelli, R. 0., Jr. 86 Kennedv, F. E., Jr. 16 .Vtkins, G. M., Jr. 34 Steigehnan. T. E., II 52 Oglesbv ' , D. B. 70 Williams, C. R. 87 Gregorv, R. G., Jr. 17 Ippolito, P. J. 35 Scott, W. W. 53 Strauss, R. E., Jr. 71 .Abernathv, C. A. 88 Schornick, J. C, Jr. 18 Chilcote, T. C. 36 Sterrett, J. D., Ill 54 Miller, .L C, HI TO BE CADET LANCE CORPORALS Abernathv, T. R. Crown, F. J., Jr. Froscli, J. F. Livingston, J. C. Spoden, E. G. Atkins, J. " N. Crump, F. J., Ill Gaetje, F. C. MacDonald, G. P., Ill Stango, M. R. Atkin-son, R. L., .Ir. Currin, W. F. Garber, W. B., Jr. Mazik, P. D. Stoke, J. A. Beirne, R. F., IV DeForrest, D. J., Ill Gardner, B. R. Montgomerv, J. E. L., Jr. Sykes, W. L., .Jr. Bell, D. G. Dice, K. E., Jr. (;er.stein, M. E. Murtha, T. H. Taylor, J. V., Jr. Benedict, C. T. Drumheller, E. 0., Jr. Goft ' , L. H., Ill Neese, .1. M. Thompson, W. C, .Jr. Bergere, D. K. Dudley, K. E. Griggs, E. A. Putamanonda, T. Thrasher, G. T. Birzenicks, I ' . Duncan, F, H. Ha wkins, C. W., Jr. Rapport, G. M. Tornabene, W. S. Black, W. L., Jr. Duncan, P. W., Jr. Hill, T. W. Read, B. P. Trinkle, N. C. Blanton, W. B., Ill Durvea, W S., II Jet er, J. W., Jr. Reid, G. F. Tucker, G. A., Jr. Bogle, J. W., Ill Elder, J. D. •lo dan, S. P. Rimm, W. R. Tucker, P. E. Briggs, A. Elder, W. H., Ill K; laski, D. N. Roberts, G. P. Vogler, D. L. Brunsvold, K. T. Eling, V. A. Kitchen, W. J., Jr. Rodwell. C. R., Ill Weller, M. R., .Ir. Buettner, W. S. Evans, R. E. Kl cinschuster, .J. .J. Seager, E. M. WHiitaker , J. P. Butt, R. L. Field, F. C, .Ir. Kormanik, R. Sebrell, T. E. Williams, M. L. Chompaisal, . . J. Fiorini, A. E. Le ve, B. A. Sherrard, J. H., V Williams, R. W Cole, C. T. James H. B. Peay Captain, Second Battalion Commander Second Battalion Staff R. W. L;imbert Lieuknant, S-l T. H. Heiirikseu Lieuttnant S 3 J. M. Goldsmith Lioiicnani, S-i Company C. A. Bamforth Lieutenant Sergeants Crannis. A. H. Elliot, T. N. Howe, E. C. Magee, D. A. Shoemake, R. A. Sibilsky, J. A. Taylor, J. D. Thomas. J. D, Corporals Fuscaldo, L. K. Fyci, E. J. Mills, J. A. OU ver, T. T. Phaup, A. A. Quinter, P. M. Redden. W. L. Scott, W. W. Spence, R. E. Traugott. F. W. Ward, R. F. Williams, C. R. Cartwright. C. Burbank. T. A. Wray, W. E. Clarkson, H. Caldwell. M. L. Connell, B. A. Campbell. P. D. Cronk. C. T. Consolvo, F. E. Lance C orporals Oilman. R. M, Ellis. J. F. Dudley, K. E. Houston. W.T. Hickerson, J. L. Duncan, P. W. Johnson, J. D. Huger, G. D. Eling. V. A. Mollock. G. N. Kennedy, F. G. Jeter. J. W. Nelms, N. D. Lainer, K. F. Lucado, W. P. Pierce. D, E. Moore. P. W. Murtha, T. H. Roberts. J. B. O ' Connor, J. M. McVey, W. A. Samuels. W. E. Paul!. J. T., J. M. Spiedel, R. R. Schornick. J. C. Putamanonda, T, Trice, J. B. Simpson, M. T. Reidinger, T. A. Trusik. P. E. Snyder, T. J. Roberts. G. P. Walker, W. .S. Taylor. J. D. Thompson, W. C. Worrell. D. White. E. S. 1st Class Privates 2m Class Privates 3rd Class Prtvates Alfonso. .1. R. Ballentine, W. F. Beale. C. W. Beirne. E. B. Balthis, V. M. Beatty, R. E. Bell, H. T. Barker. J. N. Blanton, W. B. Bradley. R. D. Bennett, J. C. Bready, J. L. Brown. C. W. Cawley. J. E. SPECIMENS • Of CrriZEM- SOLDIERS PROVD ■ OF • HER- FAME • AND • READY • • TO- VINDICATE HERHONOI JTL J, C. Wist J. W. IIoKiic .1. li. liohl.ill Lieutenant 1st Sf t. Siipph Sijt. 7ummings, J. A. Bywaters, D. W. Mathewson, N. S :dwards, J. R. Cocke, J. W. Matheivs, D. D, isig.T.R. Coury, W. M. S. Nelson, C. F. " aulkner, T. Crawford, P. E. Popevvinv, H. M. Sammon. 0. T. Crossland, W. H. Perry. D. C. jerstein, M. E. Dattore, G. ,1. Powell, E. F. ieffin. R. E. Deadrick,R. H. Proctor, R.C. ioy, E. C. Dickenson, T, M. Pritchnrd, E. A ones, D. L. Egan, L. D Porterfield, J. li. Vlillirons, R, L. Farrar, M. L. Riis.sell,( " . A. VIcCraw, H. C. Faulkner, D. S. Richard.son, D. C McDowell, L. W. Friski, M. P. Ramsev, .S. L. lodier, W. I. Goodloe, A. T. Ross, i). A. Rogers, D. T. Huffman, W.O. Hunklc. T. C. udinolT, J. f. Hough, C. P. Shu, P. P hiflett, R. E. Jordan, J. M. Smith, N. S. ' incent, B. V. Hammond, J. M. Swindell, T.M. Talker, 0. D. Holmes, J. D. Sherwood, D. V. Thately, T. L. Johnson, J. R. Turner, J. E. Johnson, R. W. Wilburn, W. ,1. 4th Class Privates McClung, D. S. Wilkins, J. A. lattista, R. B. McCowan. D. L. Williams, D, H. lernstf ' in, H. McEwan, J. S. Walkins, J. M. 3ruefkraann, ,1. C. Maurer, J. K. 3jTd, D. N. Moore, E. L. CHED TO • THEIR- NATIVE ■ STATE ERYTIMEOF- DEEPEST- PERIL i •DEFEND -HER- RIGHTS- • • Company Sergeants Armistead, R. A. Bierman. J. W. Bradshaw. T. C. Halberstadt, N. Huddle. R. E. L. Lazaroff, E. N. Samuels, S. Ward, W. C. Corporals Anastas, J. M. BeLsha, R. H. Chilcote. T. C. Eifried, G. C. Holtry, P. W. Liberti, J. C. Lineweaver, R. N. Prystaloski, D. F. Savage, G. N. Skinrood. N. A. Strauss, R. E. Lance Corporals Bcirnc. R. F. Bland. .1. R. Clark, E. T. Currin. W. F. Dean. R. H. Duncan. F. H. Fernald W. W. Griggs, E. A. Kormanik, R. Reid, G. F. Tucker, P. E. Weller. M. R. 1st Class Privates Barnes. G. D. Block, K. S. Browning. F. H. H. Gwaltney, W. C. Haeberlein, W. ' Howard, R. M. Lilge, J. M. Loyd, W, H. Merklinger, A. ] Mitchell. R. T. Mo ,J. V. Pinckard. Robinson, H. B, Smith, W. W. Sydncr, W. C. Tatterson, W. B. Ward, R. B. Woolard, J. W. 2nd Class Priva Anderson. W. T. Butler. H. N. Cato, W. R. Downs, J. U. Gray, J. M. Heath, R.C. Lampley, H, J. M. Wood Lieutenant Lovell, W. C. Pohl, E. S. Reams, K. L. Schwartz, M.J. Smither, M. T. Spessard, R. L. Straub, C. E. Vick, W. E. White. N.K. 3rd Class PuivATEt Abercrombie, C. L, Ayers, D. E. Brittingham. J. H. Brown, E. A. Clare, P. C. Crush. T. E. Degman, M. R. Farina, F. L. Fischer. R. E. Hammond. C. B. Keener. D. L. Kelly, J. P. STATE: OBJECTS OF- HONEST- PRJ SPECIMENS - OF • CITIZEN - SOLDIEP PR.OVD OF HER FAME-AND-REA • - -TO VINDICATE HER- HO ernan, D. R. Bartosik, H. J. itchdl, J. B. Bethune, T. C. ulroonev. M. S. Bishopp, F. oCormick, R. M. Butler, H. N. cHenry, F. A. Cranford, W. M. unnaiiy, C. E. Criddle. D. C. rter, S. L. CummiiiKB, S. F. oach. L. A. Doane, W. S. odwell, C. R. Ennis, C. A. ombow. F. D. Frase, W. M. . Clair, H. K. Gibson. W. P. ntos, R. E. Graves, R. A. wyer, C. H. Hall, C. L. errard, J. H. Handwerker, R. Drnabene, W, S. Herczogh, B. E. inkle, N. C. Hightower, C. R. arren, R. E. Hillquist, D. K. eller, M. R. Hughston, J. D. Irving, S. L. Jordan, R. M. 4th Class Pkivates Kell. P. H. dous. J. G. Killingsworth, A. rment, D. G. Knight, J. W. allancc, E. L. Kruszewski, J. A. Laheridro, A. L. Lea, M. T. Learv. .1. P. McBride, M. P. McDiiwHI. K. I) Mounteastli Murphj , V Norton, P. A. Obenchain, R. L, Faxon, G, A. PayiitiT, G. P. Pruali. M. V. Hail, It. A, Schultes. A. E. Sexton, M. L. Shulor, E.J. Smith, H. C. Storey, A. B. Sullivan. F. H. Thomas. E. S. Tucker. ' . L. Ward. N. P. Williams, M. A. ) THEIR INSTRyCTORS ■ AND • FAIR. TACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE • STATE I- EVERYTIME- OF DEEPEST- PERIL OR- DEFEND HER- RIGHTS- • • Company M. C. Williams Lieutenant R.A.Miller Lieutenant Sergeants Lance Corporals Hollowell, R. R. Johnson, J. R. Burton, H. D. Atkinson, R. L. Kaylor. G. R. Jones, H. T. Carlton, C. . B. Blakely, W. B. Lowe, C. M. Jordan. J. W. Cook, W. H. Brunsvold, K. T. Meier. T. R. Klobus. W. J. Johnson, K. F. Carson D D Murphree. T. W. Loop, C. A. Jones. R. L. Crown, F. J. Ricketts, W. A. Morris, W. G. Legum, K. P. Crump. F. J. Ritchie, W. J. Perkins, D. E. Morrison, P. J. Garber, W. B. Vanderwerff. P. M. Renaud. T. J. Souder, 0. E. Vaughn. D. W. Robbins, G. W. von Schilling. L. K. Welsh, W. E. Vinieratos, E. R. Shelburne, K. C. Ward. G. T. Rowc, D. S. C0RP0R. LS Willard, R. N. Vogel, G. L Abernathy, C. A. Amos G. R. Young, W. S. White, J. M. Yurachek, J. P. Brunei, P. E. 1st Class Privates Cowardin, W. C. Col!i?igs, G. J. 2nd ( lass Privates Crisp, W. G. Easley, D. F. Allison, A. F. 3rd Class Privat Glantz, D. M. Fielder, D. S. Boyda, J. R. Absher, R. R. Macrae, J. H. Fisher, W. H. Canepa, W. A. Allen, T. G. McBride, C. F. Gangemi. J. P. Cockey, J. S. Battaglia. M. R. Sterrett, J. D. Gedro, H. J. Deleo. W. T. Blair, W. H. Storm, J. H. Glover, C. M. Hildebrande, L P. Butt, R. L. Talbott, C. Y. Hoehl, W. C. Hoge, J. B. Elder, J. D. SPECIMENS • Of • CITIZEN • SOLDlERi i PR.OVD • OF- HER- FAME • AND • READ ■TOVINDICMEHERHON iles. D. M. G. J. ..„., lil. H. Jienschuster, J. J. eve, B. A. iviflgston, J. C, [acCarthy, R. K. elburne. T. P. mith, W. 0. poden, E. G. aylor, W. r. eltair, E. H. -.— -. G. D. ' eaver, T. H. illiams, M. L. ' itt, W. E. ' oodruff, H. C. Fourth Class Privates DoDsbach. W. J. Dunham, W. K. , W. C. Erans, R. S. Ewing, A. H. Farley, J. C. Finn, T. A. Flint, S. E. Freeburn, M. W. Gausephol, .1. J. Gedris, W. R. Goodwin, W. Griffey, E. C. Hart, E. M. Harvey, F. W. Helfrich, D. V. Hemphill, C. T. Hines, B, C. Howard, T, W. Hughes, J. R. Jones, M. G. Kearney, W. M. Land, N. E, Lipping, L Marshall, R. C. Martin, L. M. Mayton, J. H. Nichols, J. W. Orgain, A.M. Ramsey, K. A. Rasmussen, J. C. ' , W. M. Sheperd, J. S. Sinclair, J. J. , C. G. Snead, R. V. Southworth, R, M, Staton, F. W. Stephens, D. A. Tavlor, F. T. Thompson. J. D. ,R. F. Turner, R. D. Ward, H. K. Watts, J. C. Wilkerson. J. R. Yager, J. G. ACHED TO • THEIR- fSATlVE • STATE EVER.YTIME- OF- DEEPEST- PERIL |R- DEFEND HER- RIGHTS - ' •V ' ' . " jJUAiJujI Jy jU.. - jtLfl the I H 1 fl ff " ft " Si ' DEGREE GRANTING DEPARTMENTS Biology Chemistry CmL Engineering Electricu. Engineering English History- Mathematics Physics NON-DEGREE GRANTING DEPARTMENTS Economics Language Mechanical Engineering =K J 11 Llie age where the free countries of the West are being constantly threatened bj the Red- tinged shadow of Communism, the need for active, well-trained minds suddenly has become a requisite for survival. Yet, in American colleges and universities, academic brilliance often is pushed into the background by the broken-field running of a shifts ' halfback, or the arching one-hander of a speedy guard. Certainly, athletics, dances, and literary publications are an important ])art of camjjus life, but as activities they should never be allowed to interfere with the student ' s primary function — to r sm ri yTSS s:s r-wTif fms . - i jisfns i uF vae- learn. The environincut at V.iNl.r is such that it serves to make the cadet increasingly aware of this fact during his four years. V.M.I, has no " activities ' majors, " but well-rounded students, who appear on the football field, in the Cadet room, only after proving themseh-es in the classroom. It is only fitting, that we of the 196 ' -2 Bojib, together with our Brother Rats, acknowledge the debt we owe to our respective departments, and to our school, which has not forgotten why we are here. Witliin tlie framework of a cultural background, the Biology Curriculum offers the student a well-rounded education which leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. With complete awareness of the dangers of narrow specializa- tion, the curriculum offers a thorough training in the fundamentals of the biological sciences, mathematics, chemistry and physics, as well as a liberal education which allows the graduate to take his place in the world with greater assurance. History, economics, foreign languages, literature, and psychology, are among the courses pre- scribed. The Biology Curriculum, often referred to as the " pre-medical curriculum, " is designed not only for those students who intend to become phj ' sicians, dentists or veterinarians, but also for those desiring to follow careers in pharmacy, forestry, or other biological sciences. Fur- ther, many graduates go into the fields of teaching, public health, research, and industry. It is significant that over Colonel Robert P. Carroll Head, Department of Biology one-half of the students majoring in biology at V.M.I. continue their studies in graduate school, with the majority of these going to medical school. Fully meeting the standards prescribed by the Association of American fedical Colleges and the American Medical Association, the success of the Biology Curriculum can easily be seen in the record of its graduates. The staff is highly qualified in many fields and places emphasis on individual instruction. Their interest in the student is surpassed by none. Members of the faculty are currently engaged in varied forms of research. Under the terms of a grant of $30,000 from the United States Public Health Service, Lt. Colonel Louis R. Hundley, ' 50, Associate Professor of Biology, has begun work on a three- year laboratory project designed to explore the physio- logical changes in bone and muscle, which comes about when exercise and fat loads are reduced. Colonel Hundley ' s investigations are expected to provide an important in- sight into the possible physical effects on human beings in a change from active to a relatively sedentary life. Re- •W ' -►.■• ' ;■ VTij search will bccarric(j on in llut ' .M.I. bioloj y lalxnalorics on a part-time basis during winter sessions and on . ' i I ' nll- time basis during the summer. With the heij) ol ' a l.ibora- tory assistant, Colonel Hundle ' expects to ( |)(iini ril with a total of 138 male white rats, subjecting tlu in to a regimen of diet and exercise, and observing by dissection and chemical analysis the results when the regimen is reduced. This particular research is expected to extend over a three-year period. The Science Hall, which serves the Biology Depart- ment, includes three floors of modern laboratories, class- rooms and lecture rooms, in addition to a library and several offices. The Department strives to maintain the best equipment possible for the students. This is demon- strated by the fact that in the last two years, the nunil)er of microscopes in the Department has doubled. Within the Science Hall, the Biology Department maintains one of the four state herbaria, which at present houses some 10,000 plant specimens. These plants are collected, identified, and mounted in triplicate by the cadets themselves. This state herbaria represents thirty- one of the western counties in the State. FACULTY Sealed, Left la Riylil: Major J. H. Reeves. Jr., Col. R. P. Carroll. Lt. Col. I.. R. Hundley Standing: Mr. C. G. Arnold, Mr. D. Foster Adjacent to the Science Hall is the old V.M.I, hospi- tal, which now houses the V.JNI.I. Archaeological Museum. This luuseum includes the Marshall Collection of 50,000 j)iece.s, and the Mayor Holstein collection of 1,000 pieces from Pennsylvania. Also included is a museum of Indian relics, V.M.I, being the only state institution to have a museum of this type. In connection with this museum, the Biology Department sponsors the V.] I.I. Archaeolog- ical Club. lajor John H. Reeves is the faculty advisor, and the Club President is Cadet John I). Sterrett. The Biology Department has had for many years the responsi- bility for jtublishing the Archaeological . oiirnal of Virginia. Among the several organizations sponsored by the Biology Department is the V.M.I. Fire Fighting Detail. This detail, composed of over 400 cadets, has been main- tained by the Department as a public service for over twenty-five years. The detail serves four park agencies, the Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the George Washington National Forest, and the Mrginia State Service. Headed by Colonel Robert P. Carroll, the Department Head, the cadets in charge are Cadet John D. Sterrett and Cadet Edmund R. Strickler. Further, Major John H. Reeves, Assistant Professor of Biology, is the Regional Naturalist for the United States Natural Park Service. The most distinguished biology graduates in the graduating Class of 196 ' -2 are Lynchburg, Virginia ' s John lott Robertson, who is also Historian of the First Class; Don E. Arey of Danville, Virginia; Edward B. Beirne of Richmond, Virginia; John E. Traynham of Waj-nesboro, Virginia; and R. L. Stinson Jones, from Dallas, Texas. Jones and Traynham were also honored as Co-Captains of the V.M.I, varsity football team. Heading the Department of Biology is Colonel Robert P. Carroll, who received his A.B. from the University of Virginia in 9-H. The next year he was awarded his I.A. at the University. Other members of the Depart- ment include: Lt. Colonel Louis R. Hundley, R.VXKIXti BIOLOGY M. .JORS Left to Hii hf: K. C Howe, R. L. S. .Jones, .J. E. Traynliam, .1. M. Roliert- soii, W. ( ' . MeCormielv a 1950 graduate of iho Insliliilc, ulio hoMs hollj a M.S. and I ' ll.]), from V.IM.; : Iajor J.-hri II. Kccvcs, Jr., who lia.s his M.A. from llic Inivcrsily of N ' irg iiiia, aoil liis I ' li.l). from V.IM.; Dr. Dean Koslcr, holder ..f a. l)o -lor ' s dfgrcf from Jri ' liana f- ' rii versify; Major Oscar W. Gupton, who ha liolli his .M.S. ari ' l . . frofii thr- I, ' nivf.-riity of orlh f arolina: and .Mr. , ' h;irlcs G. . rri ' ld, who r ;r v,- hi, M.S. at Sprin ' fi.-id T ' oijcj f.. IIIK NIHCI.MA A( ADKM " ' OK SCIK.NCI-; •| )...■■ ( ' :,rn, .iiid lii l..,ys iiihT iru a prcspeclivo fiifiilty iin-riil.i.-r gp- .- ttmmmammmiit m. mm fm Colonel Leslie Gernlin Ilead, Department of Chemistry application. In the second class j ' ear, Organic Chemistrj is taken and is designed to illustrate and emphasize the chemical and physical properties as well as the prepara- tion of the compounds previously studied. And in the first class year, Qualitative Organic Chemistry is taken, and includes analysis of organic compounds for the ele- ments they contain and identification of compounds by the preparation of derivatives. The Department has a program for those cadets who wish to attend medical school, whereby the cadet can substitute certain chemistry courses in his first class year for required biology courses. Upon graduation ap- proximately 20% of the graduates go on to take post- graduate work, while 80% go into industry and other fields. Of all cadets graduating in chemistry, over 5% go on to receive their Ph.D. ' s from various graduate schools. The Department has a departmental library for the use of all cadets. In it can be found the latest indus- The Chemistry Curriculum offers the cadet a balanced course of stud} ' , not only in the field of chemistry, but also in the social sciences as well. Extensive work is done in the fields of mathematics, physics, and the humanities. The student has four years of lab work in the major field of his study. Lab work in the first year is on a general level and involves the study of the elements and of their more im- portant compounds, with the fundamental laws and theories of chemical science, and with the application of modern principles to many of the chemical industries. Analytical Chemistry is taken in the third class year and involves the study of the chemistry of various inorganic ions using semi-micro methods. Emphasis is placed on the theorv of the methods used and their industrial RANKING CHEMISTRY MAJORS Left to Right: .1. D. Taylor, L. L. Jackson, J. J. Stepnowski Irial iiiaga ' inc ' s, .slamlanl refcn ' ticc works, l)il)li()j r;i|)liif;i| works, mikI coinplf ' te sets of cliciiiical joiiinals ami mIi- stracts. The Chciiiistry Dt ' parlinciil sponsors a sIikIciiI chapter of tlie American ( ' licnncal S(jciet,y in wliicli ail four classes are represciiLod. Eacii class has an clcclcd representative, and active participation is encouraf ed on all levels. The governing body is made up of repre- sentatives from all four classes and is supervised by Colonel Wise. The group sponsors guest speakers from industries, and other colleges and universities periodically during the year. In 1959 a new lecture room was completed with material and equipment to be used for demonstrations and visual instruction. In 1961 a course in Instrumental Analysis was first offered as an atldition to the present chemistry courses. It presently contains over $15,000 in highly specialized equipment. The equipment includes an infracord spectrograph and a nuclear rate meter. For those- t ' oinf; into industry or into fir.itUmUT vIi ' j ' I, ih ' r conrsi- slionid [iros ' i- to Ix- of ii uc. ' I ' lic lop fonr njfii in llic riier iislry I :parlm«;nt in Ilic riass of ' .)( --l are ( ' h(U;Lh I rry Jackintn, iauurs Stcpnowski, Thomas Sweeney, and Jack Taylor. f ' a«Jet •laikson, who has stood number one for hi.s four years at the Institute, plans to attend Ohio Slate for hif graduate work on an assistant scholarship. Cadet Jackvjn won the Sinilli-Douglas Seholarsliip, and va.s awarded the Jarncs ] ouis Ilowi! . wanJ in Chemistry for the 1961 .sfcs.sion. He was also chosen in Who ' s Who ArrujiKj SliulenU in American Colleges and I ' nirersities. Cadet James Stepnowski was awarded the Jarnes Louis Howe Award in Chemistry for 1962, and was also chosen in Who ' s Who Among Student. in American Col- leges and Universities. After graduation he plan.s on enter- ing the I ' nited States Air Force Institute of Tef-hnolog -. Cadet Thomas Sweeney was chairman of the .M.I. Chapter of the American Chemical Society for 196£. FACULTY Seatfd Left to liinlit: Col. C. V. Smart, Col. H. E. Ritchey, Col. L. German, Col. G. Wis. Stci,i(t! ig: Capt. F. B. AYaltcr, Lt. J. L. Oliver, Lt. P. J. Johustou G. M. Piokral He has won a scholarship to the University of Indiana where he will be a teaching assistant. He, too, was chosen in Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Cadet Jack Taylor plans to enter the University of Virginia where he will carry on his postgraduate work. After graduate school. Cadet Taylor intends to work for the duPont Corporation. Colonel Leslie German, who is the Head of the Chemistry Curriculum, received his M.S. degree in 1927 from Lafayette College, and his Ph.D. in 1933 from the University of Cincinnati. Colonel Herbert E. Ritchey, Professor of Chemistr ' , received his M.S. degree in 19. ' J1 from Purdue University. Colonel Charles William Smart, Professor of Chemistry, received his ALS. degree in 1939 from Emory University, and his Ph.D. in 1950 from tlie University of Texas. Colonel Gene Wise, Professor of Chemistry, received his Ph.D. in 1950 from Western Reserve University. Colonel George Monroe Pickral, Professor of Chemistry, received his Ph.D. in 1953 from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. David B. McLean, Instructor in Chemistry. Captain Frank Broch Waller, Instructor in Chemistry, received his B.S. degree in 1955 from Virginia Military Institute. First Lieutenant Robert Walls Jenkins, Instructor in Chemistry, received Ids M.S. degree in 1960 from Purdue University. Lieutenant Paul J. Johnston, Instructor in Chemistry. Lieutenant James L. Oliver, Instructor in Chemistry. Mr. Curtis S. McDowell, Instructor in Chemistry. a nil, A li:iil( A I IIJ.MK L soriKTV Memljers pose in tlic new Icclurc ruoin The V.M.I. Civil Engineering curriculum has been accredited by the Engineer ' s Council for Professional Development since that organization ' s founding in the middle 1930 ' s. The department is unique in that it offers the undergraduate a firm background in the basic sciences and applied engineering subjects, as well as including diversified cultural subjects. Approximately twenty per- cent of the curriculum is devoted to humanistic and social studies. It is evident then, that the civil engineering student not only will be successful in his role as an engi- neer, but will be equally effective in his role as an intelli- gent citizen of the community. Emphasis on the cultural and engineering funda- mentals enables the graduate to enter the business world directly or, if he chooses, continue his education in gradu- ate school. Since 19.56 alone, one hundred and two civil engineering graduates from V. I.I. have entered forty-four Colonel James M. Morgan Head, Department oj Civil Engineering il Engineering different graduate and professional schools throughout the nation. With tlie Institute ' s recent expansion program, an Engineering Annex has been added that includes new concrete and sanitary engineering laboratories. The new additions also include a 200,000-lb. Baldwin-Lima- Hamilton testing machine, a B L photogrammetric plotter, and some nuclear counting equipment. The V.M.I, student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers has the distinction of being awarded the Certificate of Commendation from the American Society of Civil Engineer. !. They have received this award twenty-three times in the past twenty-five years, and it should be noted that there are only fifteen of these awards given out each year by the Society. Since the fall of 1947, V.M.I, has sponsored jointly with the Virginia Department of Highways and a dozen or more other cooperating agencies, the " Annual Virginia Highway Conference. " Representatives from State and Federal agencies, contractors, equipment manufacturers, FACfLTY Seated, Left to Right: C il. J. A. McDonough, Col. .t. II. C Maiin, Col. J. M. Morgan, I,t. Col. S. S. Gille. ipic, Maj. W. B. (•.,ni..i.k Standing: Capt. C. E. Parker, Capt. W. A. VaiiKliaii, Mai. W. L. Patrick, Maj. J. F. Ilartis, ( ' apt. J. I). Stcvftiiun, (apt. I). K. JamLvjii, Mr. B. . . Clark city and county officials are present at this conference. Through this conference, V.] I.I. is attenijiting to perform a duty to the State in presenting the latest developments RAXKLXG CIVIL F:xGIXEERI. G M.UOHS Left t(i Right: R. T. Mitchell, W. F. Walker, C. . . Lloyd, C. A. Bamforth, T. Y. Murphree in the highway field in order that Virginia have better roads for the safety and economic welfare of her citizens. The record of this department speaks for itself and is another testimony that the student who does c : mplete the course of study, has the background and knowledge which will enable him to accomphsh the job, no matter how difficult. Colonel James ' SI. Morgan, Jr., heads the Ci -il Engineering Department. Colonel Morgan graduated from V.M.I, in 1946 with a B.S. He then attended Johns Hopkins University, where he obtained his M.S. in l iS. He again returned to Johns Hopkins to work on his Doctor of Engineering, which he received in 1959. Colonel Morgan is assisted by Colonel John H. C. Mann, who holds an M.S. in C.E. from I.I.T.; Colonel Samuel W. Dobyiis. Class of 1941. who holds a M.S. from Lehigh University ; and Colonel James Andrew McDonough, who graduated from V.M.I, in 194-?, and received his M.S. from Rutgers University. Other members of the depart- ment are: Lt. Colonel Samuel S. I. Gillespie. Class of 19,)0: lajor John F. Hartis. Jr., holder of a [.. . from Western Kentucky State College: Major David M. Crim, who has a M.Ed, from the University of Virginia: Major William L. Patrick. I.S. from Georgia Tech: Mr. Ben- jamin S. Clark. Jr.: [ajor John D. Stevenson; Captain John AN . Knapp: Captain Donald K. Jamison, who obtained his f.S. from the University of California: Captain William . . Vaughau: and Captaiu C. E. Parker. Many diversified opportunities for a career await the graduate of this course, inchiding work in the fields of heavy construction, railroad and highway engineering, surveying and mapping, military engineering, public health and sanitary engineering, geophysical exploration, and municipal engineering and management. Increasingly, the civil engineer is entering the fields of industrial ad- ministration and production as well as technical sales. Consulting engineering continues to attract a large number of civil engineering graduates. The top-ranking civil engineering major in this year ' s graduating class is Cadet Thomas Walthall Murphree of Troy, Alabama. Tom will enter the Air Force upon gradu- ating, and plans to spend his tour of duty in the weather department after attending meteorology school. Tom seems well (pialified for the military life as he has been a 1st Sergeant, Battalion and Regimental Sergeant ] Iajor, and is presently a lieutenant in F Company. He is followed on the top ranking CE list by Cadet WiUiam Frederick Walker of Fentress, Virginia. Bill wants to go to graduate school in CE, his main interest being Structural Engi- neering. Cadet Chester Allen Bamforth, Jr., of Norfolk, Virginia, is third in the department. Allen is president of the V.M.I. Honor Court, and plans to work for his father after a four-year hitch with the " Leathernecks. " Cadet Captain of C Company, Calvin Arthur Lloyd of New Berlin, New York, is next on the list. Cal too plans to go with the INIarines for four years, and after that, " who knows, " as he saj s. The fifth man in the department is perhaps better known for his achievements on the grid- iron, although he is equally well-ciualified in the academic line. He is Cadet Robert Theodore Mitchell, Jr. of THE AMEKICAX SOCIETY UE (TVH, E. .I EEK.- Thc Society gets set to solve a " big problem " Alexandria, ' ii ' p;inia. Hob is goiiif Id Imw scIidoI wliidi ]}()iiits oiil lite Fad llial llic Civil lOiifiiiiciT is prciiaicd I ' m- most any licld. He plans lo niarry as soon :is he fi ' nidnal cs and will cnlir llie Army after law ntthon]. A ({ ' xxj iri ' li ' a- lion of I Ik- calilirc of f Ik-si- rrK-ri ih thai. eucU of the five ha a v(Mf lil(-d avcrax ' - aho (; 8.70. The Electrical Engineering curriculum provides a very broad, but basic understanding of the fundamentals of electrical engineering. In the coming year all classes in the department can expect a completely new program designed to take advantage of the modern methods of ap- proach to basic principles. With the introduction of these new techniques, it will be possible to coordinate the various phases of the electrical engineering field, and to allow efficient utilization of time and equipment by the student. The student in this curriculum does not have an option of the two major components of electrical engi- neering, power and electronics, for it is felt that he should be prepared to enter all branches of the electrical field: communications, electronics, manufacturing, power in- dustry and so on; thus his courses are geared accordingly. One-fourth of the courses in the curriculum are devoted to the social humanistic stem, with at least one course every semester in this field. Colonel John S. Jamison, Jr. Head, Department of Electrical Engineering Department of Electrical ' %w The department is affiliated with the national Ameri- can Institute of Electrical Engineers. There is a student branch of the AIEE which has fourteen or fifteen meetings each year. The various speakers are chosen from all fields and not limited strictly to electrical engineers. These speakers, many of whom are outstanding in their chosen fields, give cadets majoring in electrical engineering some idea of what to expect in the way of job opportunities after graduation. They point out the types of jobs which are particularly advantageous to the new graduate, and indi- cate the background necessary to qualify for these tj pes of jobs. The student branch also affords cadets the chance to meet for the ])urpose of discussing new developments and ailvanceiiicnls being made in the field of electrical engi- neering. Cadets can become better acquainted with spe- cific aspects of their profession, and in doing so, become better jn-epared to face the almost staggering demands mafle by today ' s technological age. Seated, Left to Hiijlit: Ccl. I,. L. Xidiols, Jr.. Col. J. S. .Fainis.,ii, .Mr. K. K. Piiigc Stamlin, : Col. C. S. Tucker, Lt. K. R. Scott, I.t. K. J. Avala t ♦ LAUR-L ._♦ NEW ORLEANS The electrical engineers voluntarily wTite a student jtaper. which competes with other schools in this district. The winning paper receives ten dollars and goes on to the district conference. The national AIEE pays the e q)enses of the branch winner to the convention, which was held in Xew Orleans last year. A little over one hundred and thirty cadets have re- ceived their degrees in the electrical field in the last five years. At least fifteen percent of these are in various gradu- ate and professional schools throughout the nation, not to mention a nnich greater percentage that study only the courses pertaining to their immeiliate positions instead of doing full-time graduate work. The curriculum is unique in many ways. It has acquired a new electronics laboratorv within the last five years stocked with the latest electronic equipment. The work done in the department is along experimental hnes and not just the mere testing of commercial equipment. It lias been found over the years that the purchase of component parts is more economical, and that the student learns more by constructing the equijjment himself than by having the professor merely demonstrate it to him. The component parts are basic instruments and single function devices from which are built complex equipment for ex- periments as contrasted with the commercial apparatus which is costly, and would serve only one purpose in the laboratory. The department maintains an engineering reading room which carries publications designed to supplement what the cadet has learned in the classroom. Such a room has been found to greatly aid cadets in preparing for a future in engineering. Colonel John S. Jamison, Jr., heads the Department of Electrical Engineering, and also acts as Director of Engineering Training. Colonel Jamison graduated from the Institute in 19 ' -26 with a B.S. He obtained his M.S. from the University of Pittsburgh in 10. ' 54. Assisting Colonel Jamison is Colonel Lee L. Nichols, Jr., who graduated from V.M.I, with his B.S. in 1947, and later was awarded his M.S. at Ohio State University in 1951. INIr. Edmund R. Page, Associate Professor. Other mem- bers of the staff inckide Ir. Man Kwei, who holds a M.S. from Rice I ' niversity; Colonel Cary Tucker, In- structor; Lt. Kenneth J. Ayala, Instructor; Lt. Kenneth R. Scott, Instructor; and 2nd Lieutenants Oscar J. Brittingham and William A. Elliott, both 1960 graduates of the Institute. The top-ranking electrical engineering major in the Class of ige ' J is Henry Wayne Pacine of Hopewell, Virginia. After graduating he plans to marry, and after working for a year, to go into the Army. The second-ranking electrical engineer is Cadet William CuUen Bryant, Jr. of Lewes, Delaware. Bill plans to teach mathematics for a year, and then, after serving in the Army, to work for the National Aero-Science Association. Cadet Roberto Gorbea of Santurce, Puerto Rico, at present has planned only as far as going immediately into the Army upon leaving the Institute. The fourth-ranking electrical engi- neer is Cadet Carl Joseph Galanti of Woodridge, New Jersej . Carl is looking forward to a June wedding, followed by a tour of duty in the Air Force. THE A.MKIUCAX SOCIETY OF ELECTRIC. L EXCIXEERS Memljers pose outside of Nichols Engineering Building _l RANKING ELECTRICAL ENGINEERIXd MAJORS Left to Right: R. Gorbea, H. W. Paciiic, VV. C. Bryant, Although best known as a miUtary and engineering college, the Virginia Military Institute offers the degree of Bachelor of Arts in four major areas. Of these major fields in the liberal education, perhaps the most compre- hensive offered is that of the Department of English. The English major at V.] LI., after receiving a thorough grounding in the basic arts and sciences, is granted a latitude in choosing electives which enables him to explore several fields of academic endeavor, at the same time providing a broad base of general knowledge which will equip him to enter any of several fields of opportunity. Colonel Heubeut X. Dillahd Head, Department o English I FACULTY Seated, Left to Right: Lt. Col. X. M. Holif:, .Ir., Col. C. C. Tutwiler, Col. H. X. Dilhird, Col. (;. L. Roth, .Maj. W. F. Bver.s Standing: Maj. W. F. Kcllv. Maj. R K. Turner, :Maj. T. B. Gentry. Capt. -J. C. Pearce, Maj. .J. AV. Pence, tr. R. R. Columbu.s, Mr. R. F. Callioun. Mr. V. H. Williams l::i 111 w One has only to look at the divergent paths followed by recent graduates of the department to see evidence of this. A graduate of two years ago is currently studying medicine at Johns Hopkins; of the four major fellowship winners in last year ' s graduating class, two were from this department. One was awarded the only Danforth fellowship granted to a graduate of a Virginia college that year, and he is using it to complete his studies in English Literature at Harvard. Another was awarded a Woodrow Wilson fellowshi]), which lie has taken up at Cornell for advanced work in philosophy. ] Iany recent graduates are now regular officers of the armed forces; still others have entered law scliools, and others are in business. The English faculty has the highest percentage of doctorates of any of the academic departments; its head is Colonel H. X. DiUard, Jr., V.M.I. " 34, a liberal arts major while a cadet, who subsecjuently took a Ph.D. at Harvard. The Colonel teaches several advanced sections of Fourth Class English. Two other offic ' crs hold full pro- fessorial rank: Colonel C. C. Tutwiler, Ph.D., Princeton. 1934, and Colonel G. L. Roth. Ph.D., Princeton. 1940. Colonel Tutwiler teaches one of the most popular courses in the curricailum — Classics in Translation — ret(uirod of all Second English majors, and Colonel Roth ' s field of interest is American Literature. Generally speaking, courses within this department can be categorized into two groupings: first, there is the broad survey course, general in scope, whose subject inaltcr is designed lo ;icf|ijairit th ' r Krijilish major with I Ik- giix-ral characteristics of a ( articular pha.-wr of hu- iiiai]i-li - learning; scr-rmd, there are offen; l a liffiili- l rininliir of coiirsci dr-ahng in sjK-cific uti-as of KriglUh and . imri ' ;irj liliral lire, which provjrle for the- .slu ' lerib ■ f t III- I uc higher classes a detailed exiiiiiinaliori of shorter |)(-ri jd of lOnglish Literature. ' J ' he Classics wjijrwr w p(-rhap nio l representative of the former. The f i f li(-giiis lii work in this course with a slmly of the Gr k and Itoman epics, foncciitratiiig on Homer, Aristotle, irgil. Cicero, and Ijierelius. He s|K;nd.s nearly a month slud.sing I Ik- IJible, aiKl concludes his first .scme-sler work with a careful e.xuniinalion of Dante. In the .seond semester, the cadet moves quickly through the great writers of the Renai.ssance — -Boccaccio, Machiaveili, Montaigne, Rabelais, Cervantes, and Cellini — and con- cludes his work with a study of the works of Do.stoevskj% Nietzsche, antl Goethe. Representative of the latter category is the Shakespearean course, in which fourteen plays are given carefid study. Cadets are required to write long term papers in all courses offered in the last two years. Unicjue in the English Department are the compre- hensive examinations given yearly in June lo cadets who RANKING ENGLISH L JOKS IxH to Rioht: G. S. EtelieU. W. P. Un- Xot Pu-ttire,i: T. N. Elliott have maintained a " B " average during- llieir eourses of study. Tile forinid written examinations for current subjects are waived, and the cadet is confronted with two three-hour written examinations tlesigned to test the catholicity of his knowdedge, the effectiveness of his writing, and the depth of his understanding. This rather imposing hurdle successfully completed, the cadet nuist next take a two-hour oral examination, covering all the work he has studied. To the cadet attaining the highest grade on this examination is annually awarded the Asa S. Dearing medal, for highest proficiency in English and English literature. The comjietition is in- tense. More than ten percent of this year ' s graduating class are " star " cadets; the past three Institute vale- ilictorians have been English majors. Hanking highest among members of the Class of 196 ' ' 2 is Thomas Xelson Elliott, Jr., of Manassas, Mrginia. He is followed by Cadet Walter Patrick Lang, Jr., of Pampor, California. The third ranking English major is Geoffrey Sewell Mitchell of Ewing, Virginia. Next, comes Cadet John Mitchell Eger of Chicago, Illinois. Closely affiliated with the department are two of V.M.I. ' s outstanding extracurricular organizations: The Raymond E. Dixon English Society — a group of cadets which meets to discuss in seminar, topics of current literary interest, headed by Geoffrey S. Alitchell, and the Timmins Society, a group of fourteen elected cadets who maintain in the Timmins Room of the " .AI.I. Library a record collection of over 600 serious works. E ' aculty advisors for this organization are Colonel Albert Lancaster, Head of the Department of lodern Languages, and Major Thomas Gentry of the English Department. John Eger serves as President, and the other officers of the Society include John McWane, Vice-President, Josiah Bunting, Program Director, and Ted Chilcote, Director of the Room. In addition to staffing the Timmins rilK R. K. I)IX() SOCIKT ' i L-tv iiicihIkts sUiiiil li.-torc llii- doers c.l ' I ' nvsloii Room, the Society also provides usliers for the Rock- bridge County Community Concert Series, wliicli tliis year has brought such excellent musical organizations as the National Symphony Orchestra to Lexington, and annually invite the I.ywen String Quintet of Wa. h- ington, 1). C. lo V.M.I. Cadets majoring in English comprise appro.vimately nine percent of the Institute ' s enrollment. Tlie aim of the V.M.I. Department of History is to produce graduates well prepared for any " oeeupation where the ability to understand l)ackgrounds, grasp issues, and manage affairs is essential — law, l)usiness, i)olitics, government service, and the armed forces. " It became a degree-granting department early in the last decade, and now is the second largest department at the Institute, with more than two hundred cadets en- rolled as history majors. A faculty of thirteen instructors, of which at least six hold the Doctor of Philosophy Degree, is well-equipped for its job of preparing cadets for their future professions, and teaches courses in almost every aspect of history. Previously, courses in economics were also taught, but this field of study became so important that it was made a separate department at the beginning of the fall term. But, if the position of economics in the college education is becoming more important, the stress lair! on the studv of the history of the ' estern World, (■(ilJlVLL.IolIN 1). 1 " . t ' l 1.1.1 l; Head, DeparimenI of llistnnj J especially the history of the United States, becomes equally as great. A strong educational background in history is a prerequisite imposed by today ' s rapidl, ' changing society and its attendant problems. The addition of a comprehensive survey course in Ancient and Medieval civilizations has extended the scope of the historical periods covered by the department from the faint beginnings of civilization to the present day. There are courses in diplomatic and military history, and a thorough course in the history of England, the latter being a necessity for any history major, especially those preparing for the LL.B. degree later on. Clarity and originality of expression are stressed as well as a comprehensive understanding of the history studied. Coincident with the third j ' car work in history, the major in this department takes a survey course in the literature of his own country, ranging from the Puritan RANKING HISTORY M. JOHS Left to Right: S. A. Clement, S. E. Hemiing, T. II. Ilcnrik.sen, C. A. B. Carlton. wri lings of Sewcll mikI IvIw ;irils hi l ' " , ,r;i INiiiiid ;iimI ' I ' . S. Eli.. I. ill rcci-iil years, Ki- ' i ' lualcs ol ' llic WM.I. Ilislory Deparl iiiciil lia t ' (iistiiifiiiislicil I JiciiiscKi-s in j iailiialc work. Three have won Ktilhrif;iil. scholarships, one a National Defense Fello vshi|) Tor sinily in I ' oTcij ri ad ' airs, another a duPont Grant in economics, and si ill anolhcr a Woodrow Wilson grant for study in liislor -. There is an endowed seminar and stnd - room willnn the department, the Taft Room in Scott Shipp I hill, named after a former cadet who died a Marine Captain in Korea. The department also fosters round-table discus- sions in Civil War history, and an International Relations Club. The Civil War Round Table was organized several years ago to stimulate further interest in and effect a i FACt ' I.TY Seated, Left to Right: I.t. Col. A. -M. Drumm, Col. .IP. IX Fuller Col G. M Bi .oko. -Ir Standing: Maj. T. Wilson. I.t. Col. R. F. Hunt.r. Maj. S. Campbell, Maj. AA. Hays. Lol. B. MoC. Gilham formal study of the various aspects of the Civil War. The group meets once a month to take up a particular topic of study. One member who has been assigned to that topic, gives a talk, after which a criticjue and discussion period is held. Aside from the purely historical merit of such a project, there is much practical experience gained in the field of research, and in writing and public speaking. The Round Table made several field trips during the year, such as the visit to the battle areas of the famous " Wilderness Campaign. " Topographical maps were used to retrace the actual routes taken by the Union and Con- federate Armies. Photographs were taken which were converted into slides to be used for further study and discussion. Later in the year a visit was made to the Civil War headcjuarters in Richmond. The group also appeared on a local (Roanoke) television program, " College on Camera. " Advisor to the group is Major Leonard L. Lewane, who helped organize the Round Table. This year ' s officers include Larry Jackson, president; Joe Van Deventer, vice- president; and Jpmes Bready, secretary -treasurer. The Liternational Relations Club, commonly called the I.R.C., is the only social-studies club at V.INI.I. Con- sisting of a rather large membership, the club ' s activities are many and diverse. Guest speakers are frecjuently in- vited to discuss the various facets of the complex field of THE IMERXATIOXAL HKl.ATlONb CHIi Members pose liesirif the bell presented to the Institute by the VMI . hiriiiii who served uiitler General Lemuel C. Shepherd in World War II international relations. The V.M.I, clul) ;ilso [)arlifipatc.s in the activities of tlic regional and n;ili jii;il assofialions of college inlcriialidiial rchilioiis cliihs, Tliis ycjir, llircf delegates were sent lo tlie " lyiltle Ciiiled ;ilion.s (icncnil Assembly " at the University ' of Indiana. Several field Irijjs were taken throufilioiil the ear including a lour of foreign eniliassies and government agencies in Washington, I). C, and a trij) to the I ' nited Nations in New York. This j ' ear ' s officers iridud ' - J. " . Richards, presidfrnt; (icurt i ( ollins, vicc-picsidcril ; Charles ( Jarll j i, .st-r.-rt-tarj " ;inil I ' .iul ' riionison, tn,-iisiiriT. ' ri] - loi -rankiiig hislor ' major in llic ( " " lass of 1962 in Sinrjiiil . vcrell f ' lerncnl i ( Winter Haven, Florida, who is followed l,y Tadct fliarle, A. I ' .. " arlton, Jr of Keys- vili( , ' irginia: ( ' :ii c , Stanley Kiigcne IJcnnirig of IIuriLs- ill , . lah;inia; aiifl Cadet Jo.s ;ph I Jiuck Wf-akley of Culpcpf r, ' irgiiiia. mil ml liiJ in life! v ife.- . ' itll the ctiiiiing of the nuclear age, inatheinatics has become organically important to our way of life. Mathe- matics today is not only responsible for the success of our nation ' s guided missile program, but it also forms the foundation for the sciences which control the industry of the United States. Today ' s mathematics is subdivided into two fields, programming and statistics. Statistics is what the name implies, while programming deals with com- puters and other electrical and automatic brains. Both of these fields require a prior knowledge in technical terms and basic skills. The Mathematics Department of the ' irginia Mili- tary Institute, under the direction of Colonel Yilliam E. Byrne, is striving to graduate young men who have been instructed and prepared in the best possible manner. The Department attempts to provide a sound course in pure Colonel Willl m E. Byrne Head, Department of Mathematics lent of KAXKlXd MATHEMATICS MA.IORS Left tu Ri ' ijlit: V. B. Potts, .J. W. Cummings, R. M. Ilniiiiior and applied mathematics for those who seek immediate employment or plan to enter graduate school. Courses are planned and offered to give the individual a thorough understanding of mathematics as a foundation on which to build future knowledge obtained in graduate school. Both progrannning and statistics are offered basically in order to familiarize the student with the subjects. The Department is unique in that either of two degrees, B.A. or B.S., are obtainable. The B.A. curriculum places more emphasis on liberal arts, while the Bachelor of Science curriculum stresses physics and the sciences. In the third class year, the B.S. curriculum contains Prin- ciples of Economics, Analytical Geometry and Calculus, Mechanics and Sound, French or German, and Military Science. The B.A. curriculum is exactly the same except for the addition of English Literature to the program. The courses taken by the Bachelor of Science candidates during their Second Class year are: Geopolitics, Differential Ecjuations, Alodern Physics, Advanced Calculus, Public Speaking, Finite Differences, French or German, [Military Science, Intermediate Mechanics, and Intermediate Electronics atid Magnetism. The B.A. curriculum is the same with the addition of General Psychology, and the exft ' plioii of IiilfiMiieilijiU ' Mci-liaiiics. Jl is during; ' llic First ( ' liiss year thai tlie grt-ali ' st (lc -ialiiiii hilwccri tlic two curriculuins occurs. Both the Bachelor of Ai-|s ami Bachelor of Sciences curricuhiins offer Operational Cal- culus, Modern Algebra, Electronics, Logic or Senior Thesis and Library, Real Variables, an Elective, and Military Science. Classics in Translation and Theoretical Physics are additionally offered to the Bachelor of Science student, while Principles of Biology and Philosophy through Descartes are courses which may he taken by the student desiring to study along the more liberal line. New courses tliat were offered last year with sur-f.-CM are being eonliniied I his year, ' t ' hc LiFn-ral Arts Fourth Class coinses irieliidid previ()Usly a general eour f en- titleil, ' ■ Fimdanjenlals of Matheinalics. " Thi.s ha. " been re])laeef| by College . lg(;bra in the . ' ■cmester and by Elements of Plane ' IVigonoinetry in the .s«.-cond semester. However, the small number of math inajor.s liampers the .idilition of many m ire such courses. Headed by Colonel B rne, the Departmental .staff includes Colonels Kno. and .Vx; lA. Colonel Saunders; Nlaiors Martin and Whitten: M - rs. Parish and Edgar: Mathematics FACULTY Seated, Left in Riylit: Maj. V. ( ' . Wliitteii, Col. G. B, . x. Col. AY. E. Bynie. Lt. Col. W. C. Saunders, Mai. J. E. Martin Standing: ' Mr. J. A. Barg. A,lin. II. O. Parish. Capf. R. F. Rutschow, Mr. T. Massio. Mr. E. I. Edear Captain Rutscliow; ' Sir. Barg: and Mr. Chan who is presently on leave. The majority of these instructors have masters ' degrees and several have obtained doctors " degrees. By rotating the instructors, there are usually two teachers for each course in the curriculum. The Depart- ment generally " employs at least one man from the past graduating class as an instructor for the following year. Cadet William C. Bryant, Jr. has agreed to teach in the Department next year. INIany of the graduating teachers work in the Department before going into the service. This year ' s First Class math majors are led by Cadets R. M. Hamner, W. B. Potts, J. W. Cummings, and A. W. P ddins. Cadet Hamner ' s average for the four years in the Mathe- matics curriculum is a 9.08, or an A. He plans to enter graduate school, concentrating on business administration and mathematics. Cadets Potts, Cummings, Eddins,and Vinieratos have maintained averages approximating a B — while at V.M.I. Whatever position the math major may choose, he can rest assured of having been well prepared by the lathematics Department of V.INI.I. Colonel Byrne has said, " We have not yet had any math major go to graduate school in mathematics. We find we have given a basic I preparation which will enable the student to keep up with the best. AVe feel we have given a thorough course. " This statement by Colonel Byrne sums up the feelings of the entire Department. They feel that they have offered a preparation which should be more than adccjuate to insure any graduate a master ' s degree in mathematics. It is indeed true th:it the mathematics major at ' . I.I. is " given a thorough course. " The curriculum for cadets majoring in physics aims to produce a student -with a basic understanding of the fundamental laws of nature. In planning their cur riculum, the staff of the Physics Department has stressed cultural as well as scientific training to develop a more well-rounded graduate. A complete study of mathematics, physics and chemistry is combined with an effective introduction to the humanities. Courses in English, economics, geopolitics, philosophy, public speaking, and classics are included. In addition, two years of either French or German are taken to better prepare the student for graduate school or research. In most of the scientific courses, laboratory work is required. In addition, there are courses in laboratory techniques used in experi- mental research. Upon graduation, the student is qualified to enter many diversified fields of endeavor which depend upon science and engineering as a background. Many obtain employment as physicists with industrial or govern- mental laboratories. Physicists have a leading role in all current research concerning atomic energy, missile de- velopment, and various phases of electronics. Since Colonel Steulixg M. IIeflix Head, Department of Phy-sicfs physics is the fundamental science upon which various types of engineering are based, many of the opportunities presented to the physicist are similar to those offered to an engineer. Nlany graduate physicists find teaching or business to be their forte. Thus, it is obvious that there is a wealth of opportunities open to the physics ' graduate. Mallorj ' Hall, the physics building, was completed in 195 2. This large, completely equipped building is the most modern structure on the post. There is an abundance of large, well-equipped laboratories, lecture rooms, and classrooms . Each class of physics majors has a reserved study room for members of the class, and individual studj- rooms are provided for First Class physics majors. In addition, there are many workshops and storerooms available. A modern, well-kept, and up- to-date technical library is maintained, which includes several thousand reference books and periodicals per- taining to scientific fields. The Phj ' sics Curriculum is comparatively new to V.M.I., as the first class to graduate from this department was that of 195 ' i. An indication of the quality of the physics graduate can be seen in the fact that approxi- mately 40 percent of the graduates from 1952 to 1955 f, ' ont.iiiijf- ' l on into i riKhmU: work. .Many UuU:ntn are unablf- to continue their stuflir " , irnrru.- liaf. -ly after graduation, ncvcrtlielc-ss, eventually lo graduate work later in life ' I ' lie eurriculurn enrolled s ;v ' enty-lwo .stu- dents for the 190I--2 vhool .s -.s.sion, twenty-two of wliieh an; first flassincn. . t least one-third of the.v; firnt eia-sii- iijiii inliiMl lo j. " ) din-etly to graduate vh ' K l. ' I ' lic t ' .icuily of the pliy.sie.s department is ver ' highly regarded and eaj al)le. Half of the faeulty fiavc graduate fiegrees, and the other permanent memU-rs of the faeulty are at present in gra luate vh ' xjl, or art making plans for further study in the nejir future. The Physics Department maintains the ' .M.I. tradition of a low stuflent-teaeher ratio. At pre.s -nt, there is approx- inmlel.N ' one teacher for every eleven stu lenLs. Thi.s extremely low ratio allows for individual attention and dailj ' recitation in class. This exemplifies the high stan- dards of instruction found within this department. The curriculiMii lias recently been ! to allow sludouts lo take atomic and nuclear physics in their junior year, ' iliis is to prepare them for a new laJxjratory U.VXKIM. PIIYSIC . iA.IOK Left to Jiit hl: It. .V. Ariiiistcad, D. S. Fielder. R. M. Howard. Y. D. HarrLs J. S. Mc Yane course in nuclear physics made possible by the recent addition of a subcritical reactor to the physics plant. This addition was the result of a grant from the Atomic Energy Commission in 1960 of $24,407, and a second grant of $24,000 in 1961. A gamma ray scin- tillation spectrometer and a pulsed neutron generator to be used in the reactor are a part of the new equipment received this year. The reactor consists of a concrete tank, eight feet across and approximately eight feet deep, with HQ fuel tubes containing a total of 5,500 pounds of natural ura- nium. The tank contains demineralized water as a " moderator " for the neutrons produced in the fissioning of the uranium. The new laboratory is located in an annex to Mallory Hall in a room formerly containing the heating plant for that building. A subterranean room was excavated, and the concrete tank was constructed in such a way that the top of it is at the same level as the floor of the labor- atory-. Present First Classmen majoring in physics will per- form experiments this semester in which they will employ the new equipment and the subcritical reactor. The reactor is actually quite safe. Within the reactor, the chain reaction of fissioning is maintained only when a neutron source is present in the reactor. The power developed is only a small fraction of a watt, and there is no danger of an explosion. Steady neutron sources are available for use with the reactor, but its versatility for experiments is increased greatly by the pulsed neutron generator, which supplies periodic pulses of neutrons to the uranium in the reactor. These neutrons produce fissioning, but the momentary chain reaction c uickly diminishes following each pulse. At V.M.I. , the new reactor will be used primarily by cadets majoring in physics, but it will also be employed to some extent in the course in modern physics which is taken by engineering and mathematics majors. The Physics Department sponsors the V.M.I, stu- dent chapter of the American Institute of Physics. The V.]M.I. chapter has a larger percentage of the total stu- dent body enrolled than any other college in the countrj " THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS Members pose with Col. Heflin on the steps of Mallory Hall j p a a j I H Kl . I H nil ' . B bL -- B 7 H H - 1 H " T B FACULTY Seated, Left to Right: Lt. Col. D. R. Carpenter, Col. R. C. Weaver, Col. S. M. Ilefliii, Col. J. B. Xewman, Capt. A. R. Jonc-s Standing: ' Lt. T. Rid out, Mr. W. .J. Toker, Capt. P. D. McWane, Capt. J. R. Tucker It ha.s doubled in size due to growing opportunities and increasing awareness of the value of physics brought on by present day advances. The main objective of tlie cha])ter at V. NI.I. is to present to physics majors and other interested persons. programs designed to promote interest and to give a brief look at the many fields of physics. Here, classroom work takes on a new meaning through films from the government, private firms, and scientific organizations. The President of this year ' s organization is Cadet Mont- gomery C. Williams, III. Associated with the physics department is the Sale Planetarium in which illustrated lectures on astronomy are presented by Captain A. Roland Jones, a member of the physics department. These programs are presented every week, and on favorable evenings, cadets may come 15 minutes ear ly and view the stars tlirough a three- inch unitrom refractor telescope. The top five graduates of the Physics curriculum in 196 ' 2 are Cadet John W. NlcWane of Milan. Ohio: Cadet Robert A. Armistead of Roanoke. Virginia: Cadet Douglas S. Fielder of Silver Spring. laryland; Cadet Robert ' SI. Howard of Montgomery. Alabama, and Cadet William D. Harris of Portsmouth. Virginia. Physics, the cornerstone of all engineering, is essen- tial to the preservation of our modern societ.v. The tine combination of facilities and instructors within the Physics Department provide the student with an oppor- tunity for exceptionally fine undergraduate work in physics. of a study of economics seems to justify consideration of the curriculum ' s development. It is significant that this young department, tracing its beginning to the 1920 ' s, is marked by its exceptionally young and vigorous faculty. The department can now offer such courses as National Income and Finance, International Economics, and Com- parative Economic Systems, which have evolved from a foundation laid in Principles of Economics. In addition to the planning being done in respect to its course offerings, the department has undertaken a survey of the economic reference and research material in the Preston Library which is to be coni])leteii during 196 ' 2. This survey is intended to uncover those gaps which presently exist, and should indicate those areas in which amjjlification is desirable. While the necessary funds are not readily available, the survey will indicate priority needs for future action. COLONI.L Al.KXANDKK 11. MonIlISON Head, Department of Economics The l)ci)artmenl of Economics, under Colonel A. II. Morrison, though functioning at present as a service de- partment, cjuite possibly can achieve full degree-granting status in coming years. Though no definite forecast on the outcome of studies and departmental reorganization can be made, the interest exhibited by cadets and facnlly alike promises a marked expansion and broadened field of endeavor. ISIuch serious thought and planning has been, and is, going into an expanded course offering. This ex- pansion is aimed at the several needs of the graduates, whether their futures lie within a civilian or military career. The growing interest in, and awareness of, the importance ' I ' lic iiiiiiic(|ialc f ' oiil of Colonel Morrison is lo hcllf-r inoc ' t llic ni-cils ol ' llic ;ii-i ins (;r:i]i ]] i-ni ' rii-nhr. Primarily, llic (lc|iarlnicnl is j carcil lo serve iMi iisli and History iiiajcrs who arc working toward jxissiMe I ' n hires in fields in which a firm basic foundation in eeononiies would lend slrong suppoi ' t; graduate work in some fields of eccjiiomics, business administration, law, industrial engineering, foreign service, or immediate lousiness careers; however, Principles of Economics is re(|uired of those majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Ci il and Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics, as well as English and History. The effort is made to choose courses which provide sound discipline and a broad knowledge in the economics of our society and our international trade community. Though the department has no extracurricular activities, as such, several trips are conducted each year nnder the aus|jic -s of the I cparlr(i :nt of Jvronoiiiic»i for I lie |)iirpose of visiting and sludyiiif n ,-ar-by umrkirl nuii I ' lderal reserve institutions and brokerage firms. By eonibining a giimjjse of our cconoinic sysloin in ojK-ratiori with elussrooni theory anrl sliidy, the jjludent is Fx,-IUt able to a|)()rieiate and to a[)f)ly his inslmclion lo hi.s en vironnieiil . Willi llie fveepliori of CoI ' diel .Morrivjfi, the w nom- ics facult ' has no ' ..M.I. graduate holding a teaching chair; however, the growing interest rnanifestcfJ in rnany cadets seems lo justify the hope that s x n the In.stilutc will be able to draw faculty nieniber.s from it.s own grarlu- atcs. ' Phe active jjart taken by the faculty, which ha.s resulted in a recent move to larger quarters as well as the new courses, and the proposed librarj- acquisition.s, prom- ises a new opening in the ever-increasing academic life at the Institute. I-ACl l.TY Left to Riijht: C.l. A. II. Morrison. Hr. .J. L. Y. Chani:. Mr. J. S. l oSalvo designed lo i)r( ' ]);iix ' thciii for the reading exaniinalions required for graduate schools of all candidates for ad- vanced degrees, and to facilitate the use of research ma- terials which are often i)ul)lished in French or German. English anfl History majors begin the study of French, German or Spanish in the fourth class year. They may elect four years of one language, providing a more thorough knowledge of the particular culture, society and literature, or two years of two languages, promoting a broader knowledge of the languages of modern Europe with less emphasis on literature. The aim of the department is to enable the student to read and to under- stand the foreign language with some degree of facility and, through the medium of the foreign tongue, to in- troduce him to the literature and culture of the land to which it is native. In accordance with the modern trend CoLOXKL Albert L. Lancaster Head, Department of Languages The Department of Modern Languages offers a program of instruction in French, German, Spanish and Russiiui, to serve those students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, English, History and Physics. The program of change and expansion in this department has led to a system of courses of study which are custom tailored to meet the needs and ref(uirements of those students studying in the department. Basically, the program of instruction is broken down into two jjarts: that division fo r the candidates for the Bachelor of Science degi-ee and that for the candidates for the bache- lor of Arts degree. Chemistry majors complete two years in German, while Physics and Mathematics majors complete two years in either German or French. Biology majors complete two years of French, German, or Spanish as part of Iheir jjre-medical program. These courses are in language iiisl riiclion, increasing slfcss is licing placcil on speaking and (ii ' al eoini)reliensi(iri. ()ral |i|-aclice is supplemented li ' tlie use ol ' language buollis, tape ic- corders, and phondgraijlis. The laboratory, jjioneered In ' the members of tin- Si)anis]i faculty, is an integral ])art of the instruction during the third class year of Spanish. The opportunity to use the laboratory, however, is not restrictcfl to any particular language section or level of instruction, for all language sections, on all levels, are becoming in- creasingly familiar with this new mode of instruction. The German and French faculties anticipate a wider use of the open-booth method of classroom work in the future. I ' or till- study of I ' ussian, ;» hiiiKt jii aii ' l lyr I nisirsily and ' ..M.I. have a -o- j(Kfralivc program in which the clctncnlar ' and iiil . ' rinc liat r r ' ' ijr.«ie j are taught ahr-rnat(l - In ' each iri.stiluliori. The two-year course is oiH-n to qualified studerils of ttAh fftrhnftht. Over tiic two-year period, the Kiissian .s . -tion atternpt-s to render basic rearling and oral knowledge of thi im- portant Slavic tongue which is sharjily rising in world prominence;. I ' nder a new department head, Colonel . .lf ert L. Lancaster, now finishing his first year in that eapacity, the deijartment envisions, and fully expects, to continue its ])rogram of jirogress in order to reach its fjesirefl level of excellence in both instruction and plant. Seated, Left to Right: Cot. Statiding: ' Mr. T. M. Hir F.VCULTV F. Blaiii. Cot. . . L. Lam-aster. Lt. Col. H. L. Simpson . Mr. L. D. Carr. Mr. P. D. Fyfe Althougli tlie rechaiiical Engineering Department does not grant a degree, it is of great value to engineering and physics majors. Its main function is to provide service courses in the technical curricula which are not offered in the Physics and Engineering Departments. Of these, the most important and popular courses are thermodynamics, ard various mechanics and drawing courses. To keep up with the ever-increasing scope of mechani- cal engineering and improved methods of instruction, the T X Colonel Arthur C. Taylor Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering flepartnient this year added to its facilities a new steam laboratory, and advanced laboratory equipment worth over $500,000. The unique but extremely practical feature of this new steam laboratory is its location in the steam plant behind barracks. With an abundant supply of steam such as this, the new General Electric and Westing- house turbine dynamometers are used to the fullest extent. Aiding Colonel Taylor in this important department are: Captain B. D. Tate, who has rejoined the department after a leave of absence at the I ' niversity of Virginia to obtain his blaster ' s degree; Captain D. C. Brittigan, who plans to attend graduate school at Southern JNIethodist I ' niversity next fall: Admiral George Cameran Seay, a 1930 graduate of Annapolis who obtained his Master ' s degree from the lassachusetts Institute of Technology; Captain K. M. (iloeckner: Mr. R. B. Beach; Second Lieutenant W. A. Elliot; Nlr. G. B. Angor; and Second Lieutenant H. A. Kvirstedt, a 1961 graduate of V.M.I, and winner of the First Jackson-Hope ledal. Ct lonel Arthur C. Tavlor, head of the Alcchanical Engineering Department, is a gradimlc of the V.M.T. Class of 1947. Colonel Taylor attendcil ' .M.i. for three years (from 1940 to 1943) until he was calleil into the Air Force just a few months before he was to jiraduate. In com- pensation he was awarded a war diploma. After serving three years in the Air Force as a navi- gator, Colonel Taylor returned to V. I.I. to complete his last year. He graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. A few vears later he returned to V.M.I, to teach mechanics. Aflcr teaching for a few years, he went to jp-arlualrr vhfKjl al Ohio Stale T ' niversily where he slu ' lie- ' l struclurwi, nicehanics, iherinorlynariiies, and i iatheinatic. fSTHiUm- tiiig with an M.S. in 19.72. Having earned hi .M.S. lie again returne i to ' .M.I. He has been with the Mechanical Engineering Deparlnienl for .seven years, and has been the head of the ' lepartrncnl for the last five years. To date. Colonel Taylor has com- pleted one year of wrirk toward his Ph.D. lJ Seated, Left to Hiylit: Capt. K. M. Clloockiier, Col. A. C. Taylor, Jr.. Capt. B. 1 " ). Tate Standing: Adm. G. C. Scay. I.t. H. A. Kurstedt, Jr., Mr. R. Beach the II w The Athletic Department Clyde L. Eluxgtox Athletic Director Clyde L. " Duke " Ellington took over as head of the Athletic Department on June 15, 1961. He is a 1943 graduate of VMI, and was a three-sport athlete during his cadetship. He has served as a Southern Conference official and is thus familiar with the recent sports picture at the Institute. His devotion to his work and his desire for continual improvement in the athletics at VMI, should bring much success to the school ' s athletic teams. Dick Sessoms handles the business and publicity end of the Department. He is in his second year, and has already done much to spread the name of VMI to capable high school athletes through- out the country. Bill Roberts serves as Director of Intramurals, and also helps the football team with ticket sales and photography. Colonel S. Murray Heflin is faculty chairman of the Athletic Council. Head of the Physics Department, Colonel Heflin is a devoted V NII fan, and takes a sincere interest in the athletic accomplishments of the school. Colonel Heflin presides over a council composed of seven Institute officers, three cadets elected from the Corps-at-large, and three members of the Alumni As- sociation. Mr. Richard B. Sessoms Business Manager and Sports Publicity Director Mr. Herbert Patchin Director of Physical Educatii Colonel S. Murray Heflin Chairman, Athletic Council Mil. WiM.iAM (). Roberts I iifruuntraJ Director The Coaching Staff III Coaches (•K ■nll;l, Kiii , Slicniian, Mc(iiiiiii.s, and Miller, VMI has been blcssoil willi .in cxccncnl football coaching staff. Each year these men prcjiiiice a squad which is among the best in the conference, desjjile the fact that most of the other sehools are larger and subsidize football to a much greater extent. Their basic coaching philosophy is eoneentratiou upon essentials rather than the " frills of the game. " The offensive strategy, for example, contains relatively few plays which are perficleil lo ;i very high degree. I ' .esiili- l,nil(ling a team which is thoroughly verw.- ' l in I he mil liiiiiies of the gairie, the coaching .staff has I ' oslereil a Icani renowned for its .spirit and " ricver.say die " altilmli-. ( ' oaeh John .McKcnna and hi.s eoaelies have exerted a great influence in giving the Key- dets that extra sparkle which ha.s been the deciding factor in many games. . li of the coaches are true gentlemen who hold the respect of all who i lay under thern. Left hi Right: Coaches Slierman. McKoiuia, King, Mcdimiis, Miller The Cheerleaders L,i I h ill B. (.. Soiling, L. R. Jennings, X. A. O ' Connor, F. C. Hart, C. W. Bro The Monogram Club Left to Rii ht: Bainforth, Mfchell, Cowardin, Johnson, Burnett, Kane, Rowe, Modarelli, Hallierstadt, ' ander«erff, Ellis, Willard, Legum, Gray- bill, Carr, Thomas, Shirley, Gedro, Watson, White, Howard, Cox, Yurachek, Paull, Armistead, Patterson, Jarvis, Worrell, Easley TORNABENE NUNNALLY Varsity Football Left III Right: Tri-Captains Stiiison Jones Bobby Mitchell, John Traynham " SU 33— : Iarsliall University 6 V: ri 0— Villanova 22 VAFI 8— Richmond 6 ' MI 6 — George Washingt on 30 VMI 7— Virginia 14 VMI 13— Davidson VMI 1-1— William Mary 7 VMI 8— Citadel 14 VMI 39— Buffalo 6 V II 6 — Virginia Tech THEHEALTHFVLAND PLEASANT-ABODE- OFACRONyD OF HONORABLE YOVtHS PRESSING VP THE HILL-OF-SCIENCE-WITHNOBLE-EMVLATION A- CRATl FYl NG ■ SPECTACLE : AN- HONOR- TO • OVR- COVNTRY- ANDOVR STATE: OBJECTS- OF HONEST PRIDE-TOTHEIR-IISSTRYCTORSAND- 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 DEFEND HER- RIGHTS Kneeling, Left to Right: Jones, Mitchell, Traynham First Roir: Candler, Peay, Campbell, Price, Shirley, Graybill, Merklinger, Iloelil, Dunklcy, Willard, Legum, Armistead, Morrison Second Row: Worrell, Minor, Shelburne, Reeder, Patnesky, Walker, Cole, Amos, Modarelli, Boyda, Shoemaker, Ayres, Giles, Da ' is Third Roic: Allen, ilazik, Crenshaw, Tucker, Key, Leve, Gosnell, Bland, Welsh, Tornabene, Mulrooney, Briggs, Nickel, Williams Fnurlh Row: Straub, Davis, Beale, Delk (Mgr.l, Cable (Mgr.), Heath (Mgr.j, Fiorini, Bhi -k, Xnnnally SHIRLEY WORRELL HOEHL «• 9 T B llllllll llllllill WILLARD MITCHELL DUNKLEY A « f I tfaiim MORRISON TRAYNHAM ARMISTEAD SHELBURNE Marshall Tlie V.M.I, lodlhall tciiin opened its season in IInnlin(, ' lori, West Virginia, as guests of the Univcrsily of Mar-sliall ' s " Hig (ireen. " Hunting- ton is a long way from Lexington, hut the Keydets were only going to be in Lexington for one game lliis year, .s(j this was a elianee for them to get used to hostile crowds. The Keydet team did nothing that evening to gain favor with the crowd, for, at the game ' s end, they walked olf llu- field on the long end of a 33-C score. The game was not the ott ' ensive display that the score might indi- cate, as four of the Keydet ' s five touchdowns were the results of lirn- defensive play. The " Big Red " ofi ' ense had a frustrating night, how- ever. They opened the scoring early in the second quarter as Pat Morri- son took a hand off from Bobby Mitchell and bulled seven yards to j)a. - dirt. The try for the extra point was wide, and the score read 0-0. A short time later in the quarter, the defense got into the act to nail a Marshall halfback four yards deep in his own end zone. The scoreboarfl now read 8-0. The first half wound up with no further change on the scoreboard. The second half began very slowly; however, Marshall seemed anxious to score, and, on a fourth and 17 play from the Big Red 3.5, a Marshall back slipped into the .secondary and registered six points. The ensuing kickolV floated into the wailing arms of John Traynham on the ten, and ninety yards later, the Keydets had a 1-1-8 lead. Mar- shall took the V.M.I, kickotl ' and went to the air. However, Stinson Jones changed their plans, as he picked off an errant toss and scampered 46 yards to give the Keydets a :20-6 lead. The third quarter ended with no further scoring. Marshall was still alive in the fourth c|uarter, and tried again to go to the air. Jones was resting on the bench, but Ken Reeder was waiting in the V.M.I, secondary. He swiped another Marsliall pass and deposited it in the Big Green end zone 66 yards away. Xunnally added the Keydets ' first extra point, the score now 27-6. Marshall took the ensuing kickoff and tried in vain to score. On a fourth down they punted. The ball floated into the arms of Mr. Reeder, and he started up the field. Behind seven perfect blocks, Kenny brought the ball to the Marshall six where he slipped and fell. From there the Big Red pushed it over. The try for the extra point failed, and the score was 33-6. At the final gun, the Keydets walked oft ' the field victorious, and the season was oft ' to a good start. zi mmmwms,t Villanova The V.M.I. football team traveled to " il]anova to take part in the homecoming ceremonies at the L niversity of illanov3. " The " Wild- cats " were rude hosts, and, after sixty minutes of fiwtball, thov had thrashed the visiting Keydets by a i -0 score. The Keydets oz uld not sustain enough momentmu to push into the Mldcat end zone, although they did threaten at various times during the game. The " Vis Red " " defense played well against a much bigger opponent, and against the sweltering 00 degree weather. The game began eveiJy. The Keydets were determined to do their best despite the odds. Keeping the pressure on the Mldcats fhr ' : ngh ' ' " jt the first quarter was a difficult job. however, Keydet li: Hoehl, John Candler, Bill Tornabene, and Bill Black, Wildcats on even ground, the quarter ending tMl. Early in the second quarter, manpower and experience iv.-..-. ; ;; for Villanova as they capitalized on a Keydet mistake, and found them- selves in scoring position. With the ball on the V.M.I. $o. illanova began its drive to paydirt. With some fine passing, they overcame the stubborn Keydets and registered six points on the scoreboard. The Wildcats went for the two point conversion and succeeded, now leadins S-0. The Keydets found themselves in a hole following the kickoff. as they received a fifteen-yard penalty for clipping. Two plays later, a V.M.I. handotT went awrv, and a Mllano -a man pounced on the lootse pigskin; the Wildcats were once again in business. It took the Wild- cats four plays to push in for the six. and the pass for two points made it 16-0. " The gun for the half came shortly thereafter, and the VJMLI. team headed for tlie lockers, behind by sixteen points. The second half was one of defense. Xeither team could muster a drive or even threaten to do so. The Keydets tried in vain to penetrate the Villanova defense. Late in the fourth stanza, the Wildcats picked otf a Keydet pass and took it into the end zone. The try for the extra point failed, and the score read i-?-0. The game ended with no change on the scoreboard. However, the V.M.I. fans had the consolation of seeing the best performer of the g; me in a " Big Red " uniform, this being Stinson Jones, who picked ot three Villanova passes and made numerous tackles to help keep the Wildc; ts from attaining; a wider margin of victorv. Richmond George Washington V.JM.I. ' s nomaiiir Ki-ydcts traveled to Wasliington, D. C, to take on the " Colonials " of (icorjie Washington. G.W. was installed as a slight favorite, but, at the end of the game, the oddsraakers looked liad, for G.W. filled the air witli passes and battered the Keydets to the tnTie of 30-6. It was a Tiotabje day in Washington, as it was the dedication of the new 50,000 seat D.C. Stadium. Some 700 members of the Corps of Cadets were on hand in uniform to witness the game. The pre-game ceremonies might have been a warning to the Keydets, as the Corps suffered many fallouts due to the " big ej ' e " of the sky. V.M.I, won the toss and elected to receive. The offense went nn- where and set the trend for the day. The defense battled doggedly, Imt when the first quarter terminated, the score read G.W. 6 — V. I.I. 0. Throughout the second period, G.W. held our offense, while they themselves were contained by the Keydet defense. Then late in the second quarter, a G.W. end slipped into the V.M.I, secondary and caught a pass for 30 yards which gave G.W. the ball on the Keydet 1 ' 2. Three pa.sses later, G.W. had their second score. They failed on the conversion, and the score was 12-0 at the half. V.M.I, kicked off at the start of the second half, and one e. change later, G.W. was on the move. With passes filling the air, and (!.W. receivers under them, they moved to an 18-0 advantage. Here our lone score came as Boljljy Mitchell passed successfully to Jones and then to Reeder to set up a T.D. on the Colonials ' one-yard line. Several plays later V.M.I, had its lone score of the day. At the start of the fourth period the score read 18-6 in favor of G.W. G. . scored twice more in the fourth quarter to completely deface the Keydets, and at the game ' s end, the Keydets walked grimly off ' the field. It was a bitter defeat on a memorable day in Washington history for the Keydets of Lexington. The Keydet football team found itself in Richmond to play the " Spiders " of the University of Richmond in a Southern Conference game. This was to be the " Big Red ' s " first defense of their conference championship, and thus, it was a must game. This was the closest they had been to Lexington this season, and they could expect some chants of encouragement from local fans and the Corps of Cadets, which had journeyed to Richmond to see their team play. The game was not one filled with action, and the crowd was some- what disappointed when the final gun sounded, the score reading but 8-6 in favor of the Keydets. As one could tell by the score, the game was a defensive battle throughout. The Keydets were all defense, as the touchdown they scored came on defense. The Spiders endured a night of frustration, as they were in scoring position on numerous occasions, but could score only once. The " Spiders " won the toss and elected to receive. They took the kiik-oti and, like a house on fire, marched up the field only to stall on the Keydet H-yard liTie. The Keydets ran three plays and punted. This set a trend that eannarki ' d the V.M.I, offense for the whole evening. The Spiders proceeded to march to the Keydet 6 following this punt. At this point came the lone bright spot of the night for the Big Red. With a second down .situation, the Spider quarterback called for a pass, dropping back and zeroing in on his receiver in the end zone. The ball drifted toward pay dirt, but V.M.I. ' s Andy Tucker had a plan of his own. Cut- ting in front of the intended receiver three yards deep in the end zone, . ndy picked the ball out of the air, headed for the sidelines and scam- pered the 103 yards to the goal line. Wiat proved to be the winning points came on a pass from Bobby Mitchell to Bob Modarelli for the two-point conversion. The Spiders were stunned, and they did not recover until the second half. During this half of the game, Richmond dominated play. They kept the Keydets constantly in their own territory; however, when the big play came up, Ricliinond failed, and they had to settle for an 8-6 loss. Their touchdown had come in the second quarter following a V.M.I. miscue. They tried for a two-point pat, but a brilliant play by Pat Morrison broke up the play. The Keydets were still Conference Champs. Virginia William and iMary V.M.I. ' S Koydl-ls r.MMl.l lIlrlMM-lv versity of Virf;iniii " ( ' a ;iliirs " al l ' ' ijn undprdofis l)y a wide iiiiii-f, ' iii due In III in Wiisliiiifjloii tlu ' previous wccl ' iid. day overcast, and tlic o ' ( ' rfast Inni end, as tlie Kcydi ' ts siill ' crcd a lt-7 di . In . .,rr,,ll; I., plav lli, man l ' ' irl,l. Tl,,. Krydrl- ' solid lliilro| iiiK IIk ' V M ' ■I ' lic Held was noiddy ar liver l,exiiif;loii al liie f. I al llie liaiidsoltlieCav Virginia leani had lie iliied l i llii ,k I he ki.-k. ..M.I. unni iillv lll lh display of determined re , ' isler six-vanl ion. and It was the first time in live years ll team, and the faet tliat the streak was lirokeii : defeat for tlie Keydets. V.M.I, kicked off to the Cavidieis, « ho lo. rmnliliiif, ' up field. They seemed headed for ' .M.I. defense buckled down and hailed I he d line. At this point, the Keydet ottense ])ut oi power, as it marched 73 yards throufjh the lieefy l.Va. lii six points on the scoreboard. Cluiek Heale yol llie ' I ' .l) spurt around end. Bofjby Mitchell addeil a pciinl by e the score stood at 7-0. However, Virftinia seemed unimpressed Ijy the Keydet olfense. and they took the ensuing kickofi ' , marching (il yards to pay dirt. They were successful on the PAT, and the score was tied at 7-7. The second period was one of small offensive drives and no scorint; by either team. V.M.I, got down to the U.Va. ' 25-yard line at one point, but the official negated a seemingly sure first down to bring the dri -e to a halt. U.Va. took over and, with the aid of a ' 27-yard pass play, moved across the 50-yard marker to the V.M.I goal line. When the half ended, U.Va. had tallied one more T.D., and led 1-1-7. The second half was one of good action by both teams, but no scores. The Keydets moved inside the U.Va. 30 twice, only to have two pass interceptions break their back. The last interception came with 57 seconds left when a U.Va. linebacker picked off ' a Mitchell pass in the end zone. U.Va. then ran out llie eldck. and Ihe Keydets stood with a ' 2-3 record for the season. 1 1 wa.s a must game for Die K -y lifti ;in lh ry I ' xik Itw.- iH l a if»t Ihe Williani and .Mary eleven in Ihifir iHlii uintdiiig tiiiii: IWlS, Tlttr Keydils, in danger of losing their firit SoutlK.-ni CouU-fixtr linnmivjti- ship in three vears, were confronted by a ]ilf .Tr-nt WijIL-jiii an l lar ' bam than the ' one which took a 4«-H drubbing at tlwr lianil- of f;.W. ja«t one w.-ck befor.-. William and Mary took the o| -ning kickoff and iitaniu- Bl yamlt before relin |iiishing the ball lo the Keydeti on their own two. ( ri Uxr Ke.vdels ' flr-.t play from .scrimtnage, a niixiip in the liaekB ' -l ' l fati eti a loos(- b.ill which Williani anri .Mary promptly nt nirrtni. (hi tU " In- dian ' s " first play, Ihi-y stniek pay dirt. The kick wa i BO «!, an l the Keydets found lliem.s ' lves tniiliiig " !-» with only 9 fninut - liaiifii; elapseil. It lookeil as if the Keydets might U.- in fora long af t rnio ' n »l«m Ihe gloom was suddenly dispelled as they re ' Y.vcrwl a |( ovr hall on tlif William and .Mary -20. Butch N ' unnally. Miming into hi.i own, W a fireH U|) Keydet team to pay dirt. Tin- short drive was clintaxe j l.y Nunnally ' pass to . iidy Tucker, and a bit of dazzling running by tlKr fl«.-t-f fx l«-»l back from Cocoa, Florida. Nunnally ' s extra point wa.i wiik-. and tlie Kcydits found themselves down 7-( as they re-en terwl the field for tin: second half of play. It did not tiike long, however, for the Keyik-L« to become operational once again, as thev marcheii .511 varrls topavrlirt with the second half kickolf. This drive was again si).-:irh«..l«- n.y Nunnally. whose fine ruiming and pa.ssing established him as the Virginia " l a ' -k- ' jf- the-wcek. " Ilis passing, largely directed toward Tucker and R«-«k-r. carried the ball to the one, where he climaxed the drive with a quarter- b:ick sneak. This time V.M.I, elected to go for the two-point cfjnversion. and Nunnally lofted one to .lohn Tra. Tiham, who made an ouUtanding grab in the end zone for the two points. The Keydets completely dominat- ed play until late in the 4th quarter. Their oMurate fomard wall proved unyielding, keeping the Indians frrmi initiating any sort o( su. - taiiied drive. It was not until the last (i minutes of play tliat the Indians threatened, marching 64 yards to the Keydet 10. Ju-st when it looked as if William and Mary might well Ije on their way to a second touchdown. Doug Walker alertlv intercepted a William and Mar - pass to stifle tlie drive. The Keydets wisely ran out the clock for the remaining seconds and returned to Lexington with a well-eanied 14-7 xietory. Davidson Tlie Keydets took with them a 1-1 Conference record, and an overal i-3 mark, as they invaded North CaroUna to do battle with a stubborn Davidson eleven. It was a crucial contest for VMI, as the Keydets needed this one to retain a claim on the coveted Southern Conference Crown. The first half was rather uneventful, as neither team was able to sustain a drive. The Keydets ' strong defense, which incidentally was the first to hold Davidson to under 200 yards rushing, per game was particularly important, for the offensive unit could not initiate an attack. The first half ended in a 0-0 deadlock, and it looked as if VMI might be in danger of losing a grip on the Conference crown. However, soon after the start of the third stanza, Doug Walker, converted guard, blocked a Davidson punt which Gil Minor alertly recovered and, displaying some unusual running ability, moved to the Davidson 15. Although this break did not culminate in an eventual touchdown, it did place Davidson in a hole from which they were never able to recover. On the next series of downs. Bill Black, sophomore guard, broke through the Davidson line forcing a fumble which Dick Willard alertly recovered. Dee Worrell plunged for the touchdown, and Nunnally converted for the extra point to give VMI its first score. Late in the fourth stanza, John Traynham, returning to the game after an earlier injury, and hard-running Pat Morrison, performed outstanding duty in picking up crucial yardage. On the last play of the game, Morrison crashed off left tackle for the final touchdown. The extra point went wide, but tlie Keydets had all the points they needed to return home with a hard-fought 13-0 victory. The Citadel It was VMI ' s homecoming, as well as the third consecutive yi ' ar in which the Keydets would meet The Citadel in a game which would virtually determine the winner of the Southern Conference. Twice the Keydets had met the " Bulldog " challenge, and twice they had walked off ' the field in possession of the crown. This third meeting was to have little reverence for tradition, however, and when the final whistle blew, VMI found themselves deprived of their third successive Conference crown. The first quarter of play was characterized by a punting duel be- tween VMI ' s Butch Nunnally and the Citadel hooter. VMI was unable to initiate any sort of drive against the stubborn Bulldog line, and the score stood 0-0 after 15 minutes of hard-hitting football. Midway in the second quarter, however, the Bulldogs marched 58 yards for their first score. The coiwersion was good, and the scoreboard read 7-0. The Keydets were unable to find pay dirt that period, and when they left the field for intermission, they found themsleves down 7-0. The second half brought with it a determined and fired up Keydet team, which was ready to do some scoring of its own. After Trajivham returned the opening kickoff ' to the ' 25, the hustling Keydets marched 75 yards on the basis of strong interior-blocking and hard running by Key- det backs. The drive was capped by Mitchell ' s pass to Willard. The Keydets decided to go for the two-point conversion, and Pat Morrison, with a brilliant bit of second effort, fell into the end zone with the two points. As the second half progressed, it looked like history was going to repeat itself and the Keydets would add another Southern Conference Championship to their laurels. The Bulldogs, however, had different plans, and with only three miimtes to play, a stunned crowd watched them engineer the tie-breaking score. The Citadel converted for the extra point, the score now read, 1-1-8. Still, the Keydets were not yet ready to concede, and on a tremendous team effort, they marched to the Citadel 9. The drive was led by tri-captain Bol)by Mitchell ' s fine passing and team leadership. With a little more than a minute to go, Mitchell passed to Kenny Reeder, who apparently had caught the ball for the touchdown. Keydet jubilation was short-lived, however, as one of the referees declared Keeder ' s foot was on the endhne, thus nullifj-ing the play. The Keydets were unable to score in the remaining plays and un- happily relinquished the ball, as well as the Southern Conference crown to the Bulldogs. It was a tough defeat for the Keydets, but no one who saw the game, could express anything but admiration for a Keydet eleven which gave its all against a tougli, determined Citadel team. Buffalo VPI V.M.I. ' s Keydet.s viiit, ' i ' il ii| ' I " Unllalo, Nfw York, lo iiikc r,n tljf " Bulls " of tllP Uiiivprsily of HiilVnld. Tlic Kcyilds were out lo s;t v:ific :i winning sRason, and only viclciry in I lie next, two f;iii " ' ' ' ' oulii Iii-Mit ii .500 percentage. The day va.s crisp and clear; BiilValo was re;idy, l)nl V.M.I, was terrific. The Bulls were playing I hi- lasl game of I heir season and wanted to win, liut thev did not cxpcci lo run inlo such a liarrage as Ihe Keydels llirew their wav. The lilial score was :i!l-(i, V.. I.I. The Kcvdcis slarlcd slowly, Inil riiidwav Ihrough Ihe lirsl qnarl. r, iil Minor rnshed in and blocked a quick-kick, arid Ihi- Kcy(h-ls re -ov,Tc,l. A short drive followed which was capped by a 9-yard from Mohhy Mitchell to Ken Reeder. The try for two failed, and the score was (i-(l. The second period saw 20 more points go up on the Kcydcl side of the slate. The first came from a 13-yard pass from Mitchell lo .loncs. Nunnally converted, and it was 13-0. A short time later, Milchel! laid a beautiful pass into the arms of Ken Reeder, who raced o% ' er for I he si-ore. covering 50 yards. Nunnally ' s toe was true, and it was id-O. l.ati ' in this quarter, Mitchell spotted Jones, and tin ' lad from Texas crossed inlo pay dirt for six more points. Nunnally failed, and at the half it was ' i(i-0. Shortly after the second half had begun, Mitchell again found .hjucs, and Stiiison liail his third T.D. of the game. Nunnally was perfect, and the margin moved to 33-0. Minutes later, the Buffalo qnarterbiick, realizing that the pass was the play of the day, dropped back and threw into the flat; but .Jones decided to catch another one and neatly picki ' d oft ' the pass, going 52 yards unmolested to pay dirt. The try for two failed, and it was 39-0. With 4 minutes left in the third quarter, the V.M.I, " green " unit saw its first action. They played for the rest of the game and, although they yielded the lone Bull score, played very well. Bobby Mitchell was the hero of the game; thi w;is certain. He set three records by throwing 5 T.D. passes, p.i-. ini; for 3-i9 yards, and registering a total oft ' ense of 344 yards. .loms lia l I T. I). " s; Reeder had 2, and the defense and pass blocking was terrific. This was the finest performance by the Keydets to date. Thankst ' Iving Day fsiinc lii l !xingl ' ii, but the l»i(f t i, ' ui!.» for tli r lay oe.nrred in Ko;.tioke, where the Keydels of V..M.I. lix,k on tlw- " (fA biers " of M ' ,I. at Victory .St-idiiim. Tire uisitlieniiaii ai lt«r | »i»e disienlcr of thr; day, as he oiH;iied the hr-;iven.i and tijnie i tlwr | aifit«i green fii ' ld into a wind-swept, niiirwlrenehed nmtfimm. ii ir izT, Oxr r;iin did not slop the crowd which braved the weather and «i» tl» K ry- dtts n|)set the ( jbblers by a fi-() .score. . s rriighl be expected, defenw.- wan the keyii(it r of llie lurni r. It »a« on defense tha t the KcvdeLs excelled, allowing onlv 74 tutal var«l.« ruthirif; I.) MM. . l the ind of the first half, Teeli had a net gain ' of rninu.. one yard rushing. This is an indication of the defen.wr tlic KeyileU ' li«|iUye l. Hobby .Mitchell was the offensive sUr of the game, as («• i ,mf eU l ' ■ of 17 passes for ( ' .i yarils. This was an amazing total, c » lerinj; tlie ucMlher. The lone score came early In the .s .-cond it:nit folk wing a Mitchell-engineered ffi-yard drive. The payoff pby wa»a pass from K ti Reerler to Stinson .loiies, coming as a .suri ri.s ; to all but the Keydel , «I»o now had the only T.D. they would need. The remainder of the game was .scfjrclcss. Tech ma ]e one hid eariy in the second half which ran into a brick wall on the V..M.I. i6-yard lint. I ' Vom then on, the Keydets tried in vain for another sz-ore. When the final gun sounded, V.M.I, had a liard-eanie ] 6-0 xiiUtTy. Mitehcll received the vote as the outstanding player of the game, l ul Reeiler and .Jones were no less brilliant. The thrown up by tackles Bill Hoehl, .John Boyda, and Conrad Davis, ends B jb M ' darclli. Ken Legum, Dick Willard, and -J. R. Dunkley, and guards Gil MirK r. Doug Walker, and Bill Tornalx,-ne was magnificent. . ll these factors, and more, contributed to the fifth successive winning .sca.son for V..M.I., and the title as State Champion of Virginia. THEHEALTHFVLAND PLEASANT ABODE OFA CROWD OF HONORABLE YOVTHSPRESSIHC VP-THEHILLOF-SClENCE:WlTH NOBLEEMVLATION A- GRATIFYING SPECTACLE : AN HONOR TO- OVR- COVNTRYAND OVR STATE:OBJ£CTSOF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR- ir STRyCTORS- AND FAIR SPECIMENS- OF - CITIZEN - SOLDIERS : ATTACHED -TO THEIR- NATIVE STATE PROVD OF - HER- FAM E AN D • READY - IN - EVERY - Tl M E - OF • DEEPEST PERIL TO VINDICATE HER- HONOR OR- DEFEND - HER- RIGHTS - ? •) :? k i X L J ' ?,ESTO 40 - ?9 57 Fir.ft Hon; Left to Right: Land, Dunliam, Orgain, White, Buscli, Robertson, Huglies, SiicacI, Lyons, Rued, Boyd, Wliitt, Workman, Ohcncliain Second Row: J. Lee, Hemphill, Stone, Sloss, Gedris, Farley, Jordan, Patterson, Bywaters, Southworth, Howard, Cochran, Mowll, Kiger Third Rmo: Hart, Amos, Dyer, Fitzgerald, Lilly, Conques, Walker, Straub, Everett, Brown, Paynter, Dickinson, R. Lee, Trible, Moring Rat Football v: ri VMI, VMI. v: [i. 20 — Ferruin .Junior College 20 28 — Baiiibridge Naval Prep 12 14-— William Mary Frosh 7 22— Richmond Frosh 18 6 — Virginia Tech Frosh 14 1961-62 Athletic Achievements FOOTBALL Team: Third in Soullierii ( ' onfcrcncc. ' I ' icd oi- sd 10 S ' records. Stinson Jones : Honorahlc ATciilion All-( ' ouCcrcncc; l " irsl l(;fiii All-Shrlc; ' I ' iirl Sr n-ford Ij.v v;ori ig four tour-h- downs vs. Buffalo; Inlcrccplcd 5 passes lo rank Hlli irj rial ion : I ' ro drafl 1) - IJalliiiiorc Colts; SC AW-AfSiiU-m ' u: team. Bill Hoehl: Honorable Mention Ail-Conferenoe; Second learn All-Stale. Gil Minor: Honorable Mention All-( Conference; Secoird team All-State. Bobby Mitchell : Second team All-State ; SC All-Acaflemic teairj ; Set three Sf ' passing records ' ' Most yards passing — 349; Most TD passes thrown — .5; Most total offense — 344). . 11 three records were set against Buffalo and composed the top single game performance by a college (|uarterl)aek dirring the 1001 easoii. Mitchell rankf-fl 13th in the nation in passing. Dick Willard: Honorable Mention All-State. Charlie Cole: Honorable Mention All-State. John Traynham: Pop Warner All-American team; SC All-Academic team. Dewitt Worrell; Dr. Martin 1). Delaney Football Award of iMerit. CROSS-COUNTRY Team; State champions; Runnerup in Southern Conference. Charlie Carlton; All-Conference team. BASKETBALL Team; Sixth in Southern Conference. Beat Furman, 76-61, in 1st round of SC Tournament to advance to semi- finals for first time since 1941. Enjoyed more victories (9) than any VMI basketball team since 1954. Norm Halberstadt; Second team All-Southern; First team All-State; First team All-SC Tournament. The highest scorer in VMI basketball history; Set nine all-time VMI scoring records including most career points — ,6i6 for a four-year average of !21.7 points per game. Gene Lazaroff; Second team All-State. Weldon Eddins: Honorable Mention All-State. WRESTLING Team; Third in Southern Conference. Tom Hill; Southern Conference Champion, 177 pounds. Fred Mangino: Runnerup in SC, 123 pounds. Dick Bartlett; Runnerup in SC, 167 pounds. Dennis JNIerklinger; Runneru]) in SC, Heavj-weight. INDOOR TRACK Team; State champions. Third in Southern Conference. John TiiAYNHAii; Set State indoor record in 70-yard low hurdles, ;7.7 seconds. SWIMMING Team; Southern Conference Champions for 5th sti-aight year. George Collins: Outstanding Swimmer Award in Southern Conference for -ind straight year; SC champion iu -ZiO-yd. freestyle, 440-yd. freestyle, and 1,500-meter freestyle; Set SC and VMI records iu •2:20-yd. freestyle. ' 2:12 ' 3; in the " 440-yd. freestyle, 4:45.5; and the SC record in the 1.500-meter freestyle. 19; ' 20.6; Set the school record in the l,5d0-meter freestyle of 19:15.4, while placing sixth in this event during the Eastern Inter- collegiate Swimming (liampionships at Yale I niversity. Nelson Prince: SC champion in the 200-yd. backstroke; Set SC and ' MI record in xJOO-yd. backstroke. ■2;1 ' 2.3; Set school and VMI Pool record in 100-yd. backstroke, ;59.6. Bill Rimm; SC champion in the 50-yd. freestyle; Set SC record in 50-yd. freestyle, ;22.9; Set school and ViMI Pool record in 50-yd. freestyle, ; ' -2 ' 2.8; Set school record in the -200-yd. individual medley. ■2:15.4: Set school record in 100-yd. freestyle, :51.0. 400-Yd. Medley Relay Team; Set school and VMI Pool record, 3:59.4 vPrinee. Kane, Rimm and Mc TillanX 400- Yd. Freestyle Relay Team: Set school record, 3:33.0 i McMillan, Bunting. Rimm and CoDins " . Varsity Basketball ell L. F. ■•Wwiiic " Miller ami Captain Xorm Ilalhcrstailt It would be iiiitriic to say that Keydet ' s creditable 9-11 record for the basketball season was a one-man effort, but it is evident from a glance at the record that one man in particular deserves a large portion of the credit. He is Norman Halberstadt. In " Stormin ' Norman ' s " four years here, V.M.I ' s hardwood fortunes have undergone a steady upsurge. From his smashing debut as a Rat to his final game this year, Norman displayed the polish, competitive spirit, and skill which have won him recogni- tion in both the state and the conference. He is the first V.M.I, player to reach the 1,000 point mark and concludes his career possessing no less than nine varsity scoring records. Featuring a soft jump shot, Halberstadt scored 1,;515 points, averaging 21.2 points per game in three years of varsity competition. This year ' s team was built around a nucleus of four seasoned veterans. Besides Halberstadt, there was sharp- shooting Weldon Eddins, rugged Joe Gedro, and defensive specialist Gene Lazaroff. A few of Gene ' s notable accom- plishments in harassing the opposition include holding Left fi, Jllght: WilliaTiis, Watsdii, lilair, Alkisoii, Keniplo, Kdili HT.statIt, Lazarnlf, Codn vies, Byrd, Yuracliek, Crumi: West ' irginia. " s Rod Thorno to scx ' cii points, Kiclinioriirs Danny Iliggin.s to five ])oiiits, and (JW ' s .Ion I ' ' ldinan lo a carcci ' -low of one field goal. ' Hie ha.sketball season was niarkecl hy a weak start and a .strong finish. The Cagers had a f- ' i record at home and a 6-8 conference record. When llii ' team lift for Christmas furlough, the record showed only one win in four outings. The season o])ener against a strong Clem.son team produced a heartbreaking less. Next, decisive defeats were dealt out by West Virginia and George Washington, with a Keydet victory over Davidson in between. The Richmond Invitational Tournament during the holidays saw the small, scrappy Keydets reverse the earlier loss to George Washington, only to lose to George- town in the final round. IJack to back losses to the ] [ountaineers of West Virginia and the Citadel rocked our Cagers on their heels and extended their losing streak to three games. The only loss in the next five games was an overtime victory for Richmond. In these games, a balanced attack was very noticeable. Although a loss to the Tcchmen and a surprise defeat by William and Mary ' s Indians followed, the Keydets terminated their regular season play with an impressive victorj ' over high-scoring Mai ' shall. The opening round of the Southern Conference Tournament matched our boys against Furman. The boys E. N. I.azarotf N. Ilnlhoistadt from South Carolina were favored to win the contest, but with Halbertstadt scoring consistently, and Bobby Byrd proving to be a pleasant surprise both offensively and defensively, the V.M.I, men won with ease. With such an impressive win behind them, all eyes were focused on the Keydets as the}- met the Techmen in the next round. Again Halbertstadt, now with the aid of Weldon Eddins, fought hard and matched the " Hoakies " point for point before finally bowing. Despite the defeat, our ball team gained the respect of everyone present bj- its show of determination and spirit against taller opponents. The V.M.I, basketball picture for next year looks promising. Captain-elect John Yurachek should lead a team centering about Bob Watson and Bill Blair. Watson a strong rebounder showed signs of fulfill- ing his potential toward the end of the season. Blair was " hitting the bucket " at the rate of about a dozen points per game until a broken finger sidelined him. Observers look for him to take up much of the slack left by Halber- stadt ' s departure. A more confident Bob Byrd and dependable Garry Kemple are two more veterans who will see considerable action. With a couple of promising Rats also in the running, the rest of the conference can look for continuing rough opposition from the V.M.I. cagers. V. II. Blair •J. P. Yurachek G. .1. Kemple H. .1. Cedro C. H. Watson R L. Byrd Rat Basketball Biisli, Kneelinf , Left to Right White, Bell, Borrie ' s. Standing: Coach Kelly, Prosser, Kins zewski, Siegel, Read, Jones, (jauso]iiihl Lyons, Ewing, Orgain. Rat Wrestling Sitting, Left to Right: Hylton, Boden- heini. Law, Patterson, Rivaraonte, Knowling, Farley, Brunner. Standing, First Row: Pritchard, Powell, Hogan, Sipulski, Stone, Yanda, Shep- herd. Standing, Second Row: Thompson, Sex- ton, Beeton, Trible, O ' Keefe, Friski, Blanton. Rat Cross-Country firit Hnir. Lrft to Riaht: irootcn, F.ngle, Frazicr, Ward, Radford. Second Roir: llonry (Mgr. Sinclair. Free nrn, Paxton. Fnhank, Baillio. Coach Cormack. Varsity n e First Row, Left to Right: Mangino, DeForrest, Crone, Bamforth, Myers, Bartlett, Hill, Merklinger Second Row: Blanton (Mgr.), Loop, Rudinoff, McWane, Campbell, Budd, Herty, Thomas, Merrill Third Row: Marlej ' (Mgr.), Carr, Cox, Cawley, Samuels, Kleiiiscliuster, McVey, Tiiriiage (Mgr.), Coach Gupton Co-Captains Allan Bamforth and Rirliard Bartlett Coach Oscar Gupton returned to V.M.I, after a three- year leave of absence, and thereby inherited tlie job of coaching a team which he knew nothing of. Yith two returning Conference champions, he had a base, but from there out it was all rebuilding. The team opened its season at home on a happy note, ilei ' oaling F. M. with a lineup of four first classmen and four third classmen. Wrestling for the first time in a V.M.I, uniform were Dave DeForrest, Bill Crone, Tom Nlyers, and Tom Hill, the latter winning the Southern Conference Championship in the 177-pound weight class. ( )urting its winning ways, the Keydets swept through four more opponents, including a 29-3 swamping of pre- viously undefeated Virginia, and a shutout of Gallaudet. (ioing to West Virginia proved to be a heart-breaker, as I lie Keydets lost 11-14. With the first defeat under their belts, the matmen engaged a powerful Waynesburg team, with Dennis Merklinger putting V.JM.I. ' s only score on the books. Revenge for a loss from the previous year was next, and the Citadel came out f)n the short end of a 17-11 score. Pat Camjjbell, wrestling alternately at 157 pounds, Wrestling tamforth and Barllett work under direction of Coach Gupton Dennis Merklinger, Heavyweight DeForrest and Mangino practice a take-doA i, Campbell and Myers " lock-up " extended his winning streak to five victories witlicut a loss. Atlantic Coast Conference Champion Maryland was next on the schedule, and Co-Captain Allan Bam- forth, wrestling his final home match, was at his best. Unfortunately, our other leader, Richard Bartlett, had to sit this one out because of an injury. However, Bart- lett returned against V.P.I, and posted three points toward the team total. Thus, the stage was set for the up-coming Southern Conference Tournament. Our lone champion was Tom Hill. Garnering second place medals were Freddie ] Iangino and Richard Bartlett, while Dennis Merklinger, Dan DeForrest, Allan Bamforth, and Pat Canijjbell were third-place finishers, the position in which the team found itself at the close cf the Tournament. Losing half of the first team through graduation sounds depressing, but no one should sell Coach Gupton short. The team will be composed mostly of second and third classmen next year, but some experience is available. More than this, the drive and determination instilled in the squad by Coach Gupton will eliminate many of the gaps left by graduation. Tom " Pinky " Hill, Southern Conference Champion, 177-lb. Weidit Class Bill Crone, lj7-lb. Weight Class Varsity Co-Captaiii Wart- Sniitli, Cuacli Arnold, Co-Captaiii (.iforge Cuiliiis Called by Head Coach Charles Gustav Arnold " the finest team I have ever coached, " the 1961-62 V.] I.I. Varsity Swimming Team swept to its fifth consecutive Conference championship, smashing record after record in the process. Keydet swimmers have now won the Scjuthern Conference title fcr ten of the past eleven years. V. M. I. " s strength in this sport is derived from several factors: first, a nucleus of proven athletes had returned from the previous year ' s campaign, among them Con- ference titlists Nelson Prince, Don Kane, and one of the outstanding swimmers in the country, George Collins. These, along with monogram winners Larry James, Si Bunting, Jimmy Ellis, Ware Smith, and Fred Con.solvo, were joined liy Hill lendel. Bill Rinnn, Thomas INIurtha, and (for the first half of the season) Graham Mac Iillan. The team had strength in every event: Collins, Smith, and Consolvo in the grueling distance events, Rimm, Bunting, and MacMillan in the sprints, ace backstroker Prince, Kane, Mendel, and Vincent in the breaststroke, Murtha in the butterfly, and Larry James in diving. No team in the conference could challenge the Keydets, and Coach Arnold looked elsewhere for sterner competition. While dominating the swimming scene in the rel- atively weak Southern Conference, the dogged Keydet natators were no real match for some of the Eastern and Atlantic Coast teams they met. In the opening meet, against perennial A.C.C. contender North Carolina, the team saw victory go with the last relay, having given the Tarheels the scare of their lives, as Collins and MacMillan were double winners, and Don Kane won a fine victory in his event. The team then rolled over East Carolina, Loyola of Baltimore and Wake Forest, before dropping a First Row, Left to Right: Consolvo, Prince, Collins, Smith, Kane, Davis Second Row: Ellis, Travis, Murtha, Mitchko, Mendel, Vincent ThirdRow: Coach Arnold, James, Gross, Bunting, Rimm, Forsliaw, Weaver, Harris Swimming meet to powerful North Carolina Slalo. ' l ' lioii}i;li tlic_ - swam well, the Keydets were no inalcli for the likes of Peter Fogarasy, Bill Speneer, and their echorts, several of whom arc All-Ainerieans. The team rebounded to defeat easily a hai)less Mrginia aggregate, :in(l l)cal Wcsl ' irgini;i without difliculty. Des])ite the great efforts of I ' rince and Collips, the team, in their only northern trip of the season, was soundly defeated by both Maryland and Army; the former went on to annex the A.C.C. erown, and V.M.I, tired from a night ( f driving from College Park t( the ' .M.I. of the North, was no match for Army. Only Hill Hiinm and Nelson Prince were al)lc to salvage inrlividual ' ictorics at West Point. Returning to V. NI.I., the team defeated Davidson in its final pre-Conference meet, and then headed South for the Conference test. As it had in the past, the coniljination of hard work, excellent coaching, and dedication on the part of the swimmers paid large dividends at the Charleston, S. C, meet. George Collins established three new records in again winning the coveted Outstanding Swimmer award (a ' JO, 440, and 1500 freestyle). Bill Riinm set a Con- ference mark in the half-century ( ' ■2 ' i.H), Prince followed with a fine 2.12:3 in winning the 200-yard backstroke, and the rest of the team chipped in with sufficient seconds and places to insure V.]M.I. " s victory before the final medley relay. In that event, a relay of Prince, Vincent, INIurtha, and Bunting — capable of going around 4.08 — gleefully loafed home, making sure of legal starts and turns. Their two points proved the necessary margin of victory over perennial bridesmaid Virginia Tech. Pool marks at V.M.I, were established by the 400- yard freestyle relay team (Mac NIillan, Bunting, Rimm. Collins) which went a fine 3.33:0; by Rinmi in both the 50 and the 100-yard freestyle events (22.6, 50.9); by Collins in his distance specialties; and by the medley relay grouj) of Prince, Kane, Rimm, and MacMilian, which negotiated the 400 y ards in 3.59:6. Nelson Prince, late in the season, set a mark of 59.6 in the 100-yard backstroke, one which is not likely to be broken soon. The team ' s record was a mediocre 6-4, testimony of Coach Arnold ' s schedule of superior competition: V.M.I. , far outclassing Conference competition, was itself con- siderably outclassed by the likes of North Carolina, N. C. State, Maryland, and Army. George Collins and Ware Smith, Co-Captains, Jeff Davis, Fred Consolvo, Nelson Prince, an l Don Kane will graduate this June, and the squad must face two or three years of rebuilding. Returning letternien Bunting, Rimm, Ellis, James, Mendel, Vincent, and Murtha, supj)orted by a good rising freshman group, will inherit the V.M.I, tradition of fine swimming teams, and it is on their shoulders that the burden of developing for later cam- paigns, must fall. But distance swimming, long hours of sprints, weightlifting, and a grimly determined effort have paid dividends before, and the Kevflets will again l)e solid contenders for the Southern Conference title. With the departure of the versatile ( ollins, who came back from a six-hour heart operation last year to win virtually every honor available to a swimmer in this con- ference, the team loses its best swimmer an l greatest competitor. Collins leaves V.M.I, with a reputation like that of Sam Horner ( " 60) in football, and that of his own Brother Rat Norm Halbertstadt in basketball. Though his place cannot be taken, by his exaiuple the swimmers left to carry on in his stead will profit enormously. It is also worth noting that Collins carried a 9.0 plus average during the sea.son. A .serious student of American government and international affairs, he will enter law school this fall. V. W. Smith G. .1. Collins V. D. Kane F. E. Consolvo X. B. Prince Le I Id Right: Sriiitli, Consolvo, Collins ( ' . A. B. CarUon, cu-cnptain of the cross-country team makes a t irii during practice on the indoor track Cross-Country This year ' s cross-country team was one of the most successful in recent years. Spearlieadcfl by senior Co- Captains Jerry Burnett and Charlie Carlton, the team secured the Slate Championship and then placed second to a very strong Furman team in the Southern Conference meet. Din-ing their successful season the team took victories from Mrginia, Davidson, and West Virginia, while drop- ping two very close meets, one a triangular meet with William and Mary and Georgetown, the other a dual meet with V.P.I. The victory in the college division of the A.A.U. meet also helped mark the team ' s success. After the opening victory over West Virginia in which Jerry Burnett took first place, the team dropped decisions to William an(l lary and Georgetown in a meet which was not decided until the last man came in. Revenge for this defeat was gained at the expense of the University of Virginia. The Keydets won the first six places and twelve V.M.I, men were among the first sixteen finishers. Jim IcMahon broke the tape first in this meet. Davidson was the next victim as Jerry Burnett, Jim Mc NIahon, and Lee Si)essard tiirneil in very fine times in finishing second, third, and fourth, respectively. Here again the Keydets took .seven of the first eight positions. The loss to V.P.I. was another " sciueaker " where the victory was not known imtil the last man finished. The A.A.L. victory was headed by the eighth and ninth place finishers of Jim NIcMahon and Jerry Burnett. In the state meet it was Charlie Carlton ' s turn to shine as he sparked the V.M.I, victory with a second place finish with the fine time of twentj ' -two minutes and eleven seconds on a warm and sunny day. The next weekend, however, was cold and snowy as V.M.I, shivered its way to a second place in a real team effort in the Conference meet. The Rat team lost only to V.P.I, while winning the State and Conference meets decisively. These Rats should provide plenty of help next year, as they must, to replace such front line stalwarts as Jerry Burnett, Charlie Carlton Dave Wagner, and Tom Bandy. With the help of the very successful Rat team, and a nucleus of such standouts as Jim IcMahon, Charlie Watson, Lee Spessard, and Kirke White, Coach Cormack should be smiling ' next fall. Fir.if Ruu; Left to Right: .lames, White, Spessard, Bvirnett, C ' arllon, Bandy, Paul! Second Row: Hammond, McMahon, Watson, Coach Cormack, Dellapenta, Rodier orrroTjarTr ' Cf " O " • ■,■. «ow, ie Ho « ( . Il.iiiiiiii.iiil, While, C iiiipl.ell, Lowe, Nelms, O ' llarrow, Burnett, Baiuly, Mere.litli, Sj..— .ir.i, r-,rlt.,r. Second Row: McMahon, Dellapenta, Jones, Sargent, Leary, Rodier, Paull, Ogle, AjTes Third Rmc: Craddock, Cronin, Leve, Talbott, Watson, Patterson, Weller, Atkins, Morris Fdiirth Row: Coaches Martin and Corniaek, Williams (Mgr.) Indoor Track The thin-t ' la l.s on tlic indoor cinders opened the season with mixed hopes, but before the end of the season, Coach Cormack ' s boys came through with flying colors. The scjuad was richly endowed with fine runners, especially distance men and hurdlers. However, the picture was not all bright, for the Big Red was woefully weak in field events. It can be said of the team that they worked very hard, and effort bore fruit, as they had had a successful season. Furnian ' s charging Paladins rode into Lexington early in January with one of the top teams of the South, and took the measure of the Keydets. The next meet in which the team participated was the V.] I.I. Winter Relays, an annual track spectacle featuring the best from the Middle Atlantic states. On this cokl night, the opposi- tion was a little too much for the host school, and the best that V.M.I, could do was a third in the Four-Mile Relay. Later came the State INIeet and the four-year champ- ion, V. I.L, appeared to most people on the verge of being dethroned. It would take the best effort of every man on the team to win, and the fighting Keydets were not to be denied as the V.]M.I. spirit came through. The final score showed our tracksters on top in a close meet. The heroes of this victory were such old-timers as John Traynham, Jack Taylor, Charlie Watson, Charlie Carlton, and Abe Patter.son, but the other men supplied the second, third, and fourth jilaccs played a big role, too. The cry was now ■ ' On to the Southern Conference, " and another try at Furnian. The Southern Conference Meet did not turn out as the Keydets hafl hoped, for a powerful Furmaii team had more than enough to win. The awesome strength of this team is .something tc behold, the likes of which have not been .seen in the Conference in some time. Steady John ' J ' raynham was a winner in the 70- Yard Low Hurdles, and the Mik- Relay team of OHarrow, Watson, Sargent, and Xeliiis took their event but ' . I.I. just did not have enough manpower. The .season closed with a third place in tlie non- conference division of the Atlantic Coast Conference Meet going to V.M.I. In all, the year was fairly successful with outstanding jjerformances turned in by Carlton, Traynham. Taylor. Patterson, Xelms, White, IcMahon, Paull, Spessarrl, Watson, OTIarrow, and Campbell. An upswing shciild occur on the indoor cinders next year with a strong re- turning nucleus around which to work this year ' s junior varsitv team. Captain Ralph O ' Harrow pointer from Coach Corn Coach Martin looks on Cliarley Watson Ijcats Duke mnner to the tape to capljjre a rtlav for VMl • ' HT ' |i .-1 u V, , ' , .-., ,i7 o Riff i : Bradley, Waril. ( aiii|.lH ' ll, ()Ilain.» , Bandy, Nelms, Patterson Second Roir: Weakley, Knowles, Vogel, Dellapeiita, Paul!, Spessard, Carlton, Wiite, Connell Third Row: Weller, Lowe, Hubard, Cronin, Sargent, Talbott, Dice, Morris Fourth Roic: Mason, Rodier, Kleinschuster, Brunsvold, Sebrell, C. Watson, Craddock, Bryan, Ogle Fifth Row: Meredith, Goodwin, Fisher, Williams, Halberstadt, R. Watson, Blair, Mc Iahon Sixth Row: Coaches Martin and Cormack Coaches Cormack and ISIartin tell how it should be done Outdoor Track Characteristic hard work and a desire to win should place the Idd ' i V. M.I. track team in an equal, if not higher, standing with the fine records left by previous V. I.!. teams. Led by Captain Ral])h O ' Harrow, the team is expected to once again protect its State Championship, and be a strong contender for the Southern Conference Crown. Upon graduation of such stars as Larry Williams Bill Braithwaite, and Stu Crow, V.M.I. had to look else- where for the winning places in middle distance races. These places, however, were rapidly filled by boys such as Dardcn Xelms, a hard-working quarter miler, who, is closely followed by Harvey Sargent. Charlie Carlton, Lee Spessard, and Gerry Burnett can be counted on to pull a " 1-2 " punch in the mile run any day, and returning to V.M.I, after a hitch in the Marines, is Jerry Paull another steady miler, expected to provide that always needed depth. One can hardly niontion tlii ' half mile without think- ing of Charlie Watson, who leaves no slack where Larry Williams left off last year. Charlie has been considered by many to be one of V.M.I. ' s most natural runners. As usual, the sprints are well in hand as long as Ralph O ' Harrow and John Traynham are around. In close relation to the sprints are the hurdles, both high and low, which are run capably by John Traynham, and Randy Campbell. T nderclass representation brings into light such stalwarts as Charlie Talbott, Ilenry Cionin, and Kenny Dice. As in previous years, the Keydets are going to be lacking in the field events. However, strong contenders like broad jumper Abe Patterson, high jumper Bill Morris, pole vaulter Hobbs Goodwin, and, " the old stand-by, " Dennis Merklinger in the javelin event, should give any team an unexpected headache. In rounding out the general outlook for the VJG ' i season, the team, under coaches Walt Comiack and Joe Martin should repeat as State Champion, and give Furman and the Citadel a hard rim for the Southern Con- ference Title. Barring injuries, the speedy Keydets should again rate high among southern track circles. Tni_ ;il,,i::i - i " : : .; ; . in huniling is not left to ch.-inoe A fair section of VAlJ ' s runners: Xelms, Saigeut, Watson, and CHam w Lowe ' s form is the result of days of work and concentration Weldon Eddins " takes a break " from practice with Coach McGinnis The bumper crop has finally matured, and harvest time is close at hand. This is essentially the story for the Keydets as they seek to improve upon their mediocre baseball campaign of 1961. I f there ever was to be a year in which V.INI.I. would brandish the Conference Crown, it must be looked upon as this season. The fruit, it is hoped, has finally matured. Baseball First Rmc, Left to Right: Snyder, Fuscaldo, Earle, Eager, Kohlhoss, Atkins, Crenshaw Second Row: Walton, Whisenant, Hernion, Northrop, Reeder, Eddins, Knonics, Minor, Atkinson Third Row: Coach IcGinnis, ilanloy. Amos, DeLeo, WiUard, Sliuinato, Johnson, Gcdro, Ricdinger (Mgr.) ' r. .1. Snviii:i: I.. K. Fix Ai,Do Coach Charles jMcGinnis, in his first year as head varsity mentor, has an outstanding nucleus from which to mold a well-balanced cluh, featuring a strong offense and defense, as well as a stalwart pitching staff. It has been a while since such portentious signs of promise have been exhibited by a Keydet team, and there is substantial room for optimism when one compares them with last year ' s club which finished witii a 7-7 record. The Keydets will be bolstered Iiy a flock of returning lettermen and some pmniising soplioniores who should provide plenty of valuable bench strength, which ' .M.I. teams of the past have often lacked. Two ex]3erienced pitchers, Dick Willard and Joe Gedro, are back to resume the mound chores. They should provide the Conference with one of the finest left-handed duos it has seen in a number of years. Backing up Willard and Gedro will be Ken Johnson, Ed Xorthrop. Gar - Hermon, and John Nlanley. The Keydets shoidd be particularly strong up the Pitcliing Staff; Hermon, Johnson, Willard, Gedro G. R. Hp:nMON X. F. Johnson G. G. Minor middle with such veterans as Gil Minor, Ken Reeder, Weldon Eddins, All-Conference short-stop, and Lennie Fuscaldo, all back to resume duty once again. It looks like the infield unit will consist of Tom Snyder at third, Reeder at short, Eddins at second, and Hermon or Gedro at first. This unit will be packed by a predominantly sophomore array of talent. Batting for starting berths will be Dick Atkinson, Buff DeLeo, Dave Eager, " Flip " Kohlhoss, Charlie Shumate, Tom Crenshaw and Bob Knowles. The outfield should pretty well be established with Rudy Amos in left and Lennie Fuscaldo in center, backed by Bob Earle. Dick Willard will patrol right field between stints on the mound. Herman AMiisnant will be the " fireman " of the unit. This year should be an interesting and exciting one for the Keydets as they play out their eighteen game schedule. Plenty of offense, defense, and good pitching should make the Keydets prime contenders for the Southern Conference Crown. T. T. Crenshaw K. R. Ref.dkr Tennis As spring scusdii (ipt-ris, a riiini- l)or of wanii-weathcr sports outer the athletic scene at V.M.I. Among these is the tennis squad, whose members may be found working " across the nets " any sunny afternoon during March, April, and May. Captain Ran Hamner sensed a tough scliedule found in matches with such formid- able opponents as Colgate, Citadel, William Mary, and V.P.I. With such standouts as Wallace Hawkins and Dave Thomas, the tennis picture is on the way up for future seasons. II 11 Wth the return of five lettennMi tn thU year ' s team. Captain Pete Vanderwerff. has bad a 5tit n squad harking him on the links in matches with Hampden-Sydner, V.P.I.. r.Va., a. well as in the Southern Conference Meet, which was held thL year in MjTtle Beadi at the Dunes Club. The team practi ces at Lexington Golf Course and their m3tcbe: are set up by Dick l?essoms, who aceompanie:? the team on all trips. Fencing Although classified as a minor sport in the South, fencing has, for sometime, been a tradition at V.M.I. In recent years, the team has grown in spirit and magnitude through the effort and enthusiasm of Colonel Harold Simpson. The year 1961-6 ' 2 saw the team engaged in competition with such colleges as U.N.C., .Johns Hopkins, Detroit, Citadel, and Clemson, and was finally represented at the National Fencing Championship at Ohio State University for the second year. Next year the team is scheduled to fence, in addition to those teams already mentioned. Array, Navy, and Ohio State. Distinguished fencers from the graduating class include team captains Carl .lordan and Don Beckncr. ri %% ' ' 1 ' ' ) Rifle riic riHe tuaiii had a very satis- factory season highlighted by an exciting trip to the Air Force Academy. This is the longest trip ever made by a V.M.I, team, and it left quite an impression upon us. This year could be called a building year, preparing for the higher level of competition that faces us. We lose three good men, liut look toward several promising Rats to replace them next year. ' 5WIMI1IHS ' ' QQL SCUBA The V.M.I. S.C.U.B.A. Club, the " Deep Six-ers, " has become an outstanding sports club through the efforts of its top officer, Ed Carlsen, and its members. Each man is well-screened to determine his experience with diving equip- ment and is given instruction as needed. The club goes on dives in area waters and carries on work with local groups, such as the county lifesaving squad. Judo t nique among the athletics at V.M.I, is the .ludo Club. Led by First Classmen Tony Curtis and •John Cummings, the members of the club are active on a year-round basis. Colonel Smith has asked the men of the club to act as a cadre for Intramural -Judo Competition and for the Ilaiiil-to-Han.l Combat used on the Spring Field Training Exercises. The team has also appeared in demonstrations at Southern Seminary and the Sports Show at the Field House. Captain Richard Daley i- .idvisor to the club. WenoaHt n ITfm thl the VIT -wmifitt,. ?itt£l " " nrifB The Publicati Seated, Left to Right: J. R, ScuUey, M. D. Porter, S A. Clement, (i. S. Mitchell, J. M. Coldsniitl Standing: Col. A. H. Morrison, Maj. W. W. Kelly, Maj. J. E. Martin, Mr. R. Sessoms The J ' iil)licatioiis Board lias been in existence for six years, having been estabhshed on Jmie 8, 1956. Over this period of time it has met ])erio(Hcally for the purpose of supervising such cadet i)ubli- cations as The BoMJi, The Cadet, the Bullet, and the Sound-Off. It meets to review new poHeies, makes efforts for the im])lementation of these pohcies, and keeps business accounts of all cadet publications. The policies developed are subject to the approval of the Superintendent who works closely with and shows a keen interest in the numerous publications of the Corps. During the last two j ' ears the Board has labored faithfully to produce a series of policy statements that would guide the Board and the publicalions under its jurisdieliou in their functioning and responsi- bilities. These jiolicy slalements are very carefully prepared thniiigh investigation and research In- sub- committees of the Board. They are then submitted to the Superintentlent for his approval. ' Yo date, policy statements have been approved on such matters as: advertising furloughs, selection of editor and business manager of cadet publications, founding of a reserve fund, and bookkeeping procedures. The revised bookkeeping system, recently adopted, provides for a paid bookkeeper who has com- plete control of all accounting procedures and funds. This new method has the advantage of continuity in handling accounts from year to year by a person knowledgeable in the financial affairs of cadet ])ubli- cations. An important ])olicy development last year was the fixing of staff remunerations by the Superin- tendent and the announcement of this to the ( ' orps. Also provision was made for the establishment of a reserve fund to be used to insure financial stability of publications. Policy statements under study at present are a program of awards and editorial policy. Also, an original directive from the Superintendent issued as a guide to the Publications Board in formulating policy included a provision that, after establishment of major policies consideration would then be given to the setting up of a predominantly cadet board. This board would be given the authority and right to exercise initiative consistent with that exercised by cadets in their administration of such organizations as the Honor Court and the General Committee. Board Mr. Robert W. Jeffkey Former Chairman ' Vo Mr. . ) )i:r . W . Jf;ffr .- ' , wfio for rrion: than ten ' (;ar.s was J ' liMic Kcljilion.s Director at the Institute, aiifl uow is direelor of | reis relalioiM tor ( ' oloiii;ii Williamsburg, llie ' ..M.I. I ' uWi- eaLioris Uoanl owes its origin aful rstrly »leveloj - ineiit. Sooi] itfler assuming his position at V.M.r. in lO. ' il, Mr. Jeffrey reeognizc ' l the .serious nee- ! for some r-enlral eonlrol over ea»let publicaition.s. The final e.stablish merit of the I ' ublieations IJoard in lO.jfi eame a.s a direct result of hi.s effort.s. 1 iider hi.s guidance a.s the first chairman, policies were establi.shed to provide year-tf»-year continuity, both editorially and financially, of the staffs of the publications. New c litors an l busi- ness managers were mafic aware of the problems others hafl encounteretl in the jobs, and they were familiarized with good and bad pf mts of earlier contracts, desirable changes and improvernenLs or economies of operation. But above all, Mr. Jeffrey endcavorc l through- out his five years as chairman of the Boartl to instill in the stafis a of pride in their publi- cations and a feeling of responsibility, to the end that the publications would in every way reflect credit upon the Class, the Corps, and the Institute. Colonel Alexander H. lorrison, professor and head of the Department of Economics, succeeded Mr. Jeffrey as Chairman of the V.M.I. Publi- cations Board at the beginning of the 1961-6 ' -2 school year. As faculty adviser to The Bomb and a member of the Board, Colonel IMorrison already was in- timately familiar with the problems encountered by the staffs of the publications. This year, under his guidance, policy statements governing each publication have been distributed and a uniform bookkeeping system inaugurated by which a paid and responsible bookkeeper acts as custodian of the funds of The Bomb and The Cadet. Colonel lorrison expects that, following the attainment of goals specified under the new accounting .system, and a period of training for the business managers, the cadet staf?s will have the oppor- tunity to demonstrate their abilities to administer the financial affairs of their respective publi- cations. With all publications, Cclonel Morrison strives to promote a . system of sound business practices, a system which the publication staffs will ulti- mately administer themselves, and for which thej ' will be responsible. Col. Alexa -des H. Mokkkox Present Chairrtan The Bomb Staff vi Geoffhky Sewell Mitchell F ditor-in-Chief Michael David Porter Business Manager H. T. Carmichael Literary Editor B. T. Mitchell Sports Editor T. W. MURPHREE Circulaiion Manager B. W. Pexder Circulation Manager S. Samuels Photographic Editor J. D. Patton " First Class Editor WKvsm Seated, Left to Hiijht: J. I). I ' .ittoii. T. C. Chilcito, li. T. Mite Staiidiiiij: D. li. Kieniaii, V. D. Chiles, I). L. Keener, G. M. limns, L. L. Peters, ■]. IJuntiiii;, W. C. L5runner, B. 1. Hiteliie, .F. K. Mar-l.. R. O. iMadarelli Business Staff Sealed, Left tu Right: W. V. Si..!i, . Satunels, A. A. Pluiuii Standing: C. G. Suiter, C. G. Peckham. D. A. Mayee. M. T. Simpson. G. E. tilreia, ,1. M. Anasta . L. C. Uraary. K. H. Pei " .. . H. Lr -e. S. P. Jordan, T. H. JIurtha, W. M. Kolb The Cadet Staff va Samuel Averett Clement, Jr. Edilor-in-Chief John Iarshall Goldsmith, Jr. Bnshiess Manager Jame.s Anthony Michaels Managing Editor ' I ! C. T. CliONK Column J. M. Eger Editorial Editor K. R. Evans Editorial Editor C. Muirheid Sports Editor Editorial Staff Seated, Left to Right: C. G. Peckliara, J. O. Rowell, S. H. Clement, J. A. Michaels, C. T. Cronk Standing: P. R. Thomas, R. W. Williams, P. D. Knoke, D. E. Perkins, M. W. Muth, R. R. Baldwin, D. J. A. Ogle, W. J. S. Cockey, E. J. Fygi, M. Gerstein, M. J. Curley, J. F. Frosch, G. R. Hermon Xut Pictured: H. T. Carmichael, T. N. Elliott, R. R. Evans Buettn.r, M. .1. Ijr Business Staff Seated, Left I) liight: G. J. Collins, J. il. Goldsmith. C. Muirhead. J. L. Weakley Standing, Row: D. A. Magee, T. A. Riedinger, S. E. Henning, W. C. Co«ardin. T. T. Crenshaw, C. W. Hawkiii- Standing, Second Row: L. V. Bevins, C!. W. Warren, C. P. MaeDonald. W. S. Young. L. L. Peters, R. O. Modarelli Seated, Left to Right: H. D. Burton, D. L. Arey, J. B. Trice, J. W. Bierman, C. J. Galanti, W. C. Bryant Standing, Left to Right: J. P. Rogan, L. R. Jennings, R. G. Simpkins, C. Cartright, R. C. Troxler, R. D. Warren, N. A. Skinrood, J. W. Spenoe, F. G. Kennedy The Hop Committee The Hop Committee is an orgaiiizatiun (k-sigiieil to provide and administer recreational activities for the entertainment of the Cadet Corps. The Committee is composed of sixteen men: five first class officers plus four additional members of that class, five second class mem- bers, and two third class members. Members are chosen from the upper three classes with the aim of obtaining cadet representatives who accurately reflect the opinions of the Corps in decisions concerning Uops and recreation. The Connnittee takes care to maintain llic foitnal nature and tradition of the famous ' ■ ' .M.I. Hop. " As a general rule, the Hop Committee organizes five formal sets of dances during the school year: Openings, Ring Figure, lidwinters, Easters, and Finals. lliis year the Hop Committe e has tried and suc- ceeded in providing the Corps with the best dance bands, combos, and entertainment available, while at the same time maintaining a balanced budget. A few new " twists " have been introduced this year in an attempt to make the dances more enjoyable while still maintaining an air of formality. The innovation of splitting Midwinters weekend into two weekends, and of allowing cadets and dates to dress informally was regarded by most as a welcome relief from the rigid standards imposed by the usual dance weekend. In preparini; for Hop weekends, the friendly and energetic organiz.i tional abilities of Colonel Dillard, Lt. Colonel Gilliam, and Major Gentry, coupled with the artistic abilities of Mrs. Knox and Mrs. Gentry, will long be remembered and appreciated by both the Committee and the Corps. ' I " li(- fjli-r; ' liil), loii( r -ii ' wiirr(| fr,r its oolorful afnj v;iri(,- l pro niiris, is r;v T iii ' Tciiiin; it.i area of o(x:ratioiii» iiinlcr llic lir ; ' lion of ( ' a|)l, JoMrjili T ' . IVarrr-. For well oMT ii. . r-ar.s, llio filr-c T ' lub, 6. in(;ifiU-r-t ilroiig, fui s|)ii:iil I Ik- name ami ri ' -li, r-o|f rfiji f.ra ' litioii of tin: dortn ;iiiil of llii ' Jrisliliilc ovr-r the Ka ' itx-rn I ' riit r l SlaU.-n, To I ' lirllicf I his cijfl, (onccrl-i on this year ' s wrhL-rlule indu I r .■i|i|)i;iraii((s al While Sulphur .Springjt, Atlanta, and iiii(r,-iio. TIm- repertoire of the eluh, though not ; iU;ni:, in- ' liirjo Ijiose arrangements [K,f:uiiar to the In.stitutc and III a ijiseerning eliorai groiiij. ' I ' he .s -leeliori.s on the f jri- ccrl | rograiiis are sueh lliat the eiuh ' s ahility and versa- I ilil, - is hcsl enhaneed. The tilec riiil) has not limited itv;lf to erjncert. ap- [iiataiiecs, hill has releaseil one LP alhum and entertains plans for another this spring wliieli will feature the flaAsie songs and dirges of war. ' I ' he Mutual Hroadeasting System picsenlcd a rhrislinas program this year whieh feature ! a I ape made during the annual ' hristmas Concert given in I he harraeks eourlyard. ' J ' he immediate aim of f ' apt. I ' earce i.s to maintain I lie high calibre nuisie of the group and to build up a backlog of funds in orrler that a more varie l f ncert tour program may be realized. Possible work with female choruses and with orchestral aceomftaniment i.s foreseen in the near future. Though the competition in the choral concert field is constantly tightening and Ix-cfjniing more keen, the continuance of the standard of excellence set by the group is assured, for their con.scientious application and sacrifice cannot and will not be denie l. The Glee Club The Commanders H. W. Pacine Band Leader S. B. JIatthews Busine. ' : Manager In 1919 a group of cadets organized a dance band called the " Rambling Keydets. " Since that time, the Commanders, as they are now called, have become one of the most popular college dance bands in this part of the country. They are noted for their smooth style anil a flexibility which ranges from classic Dixieland to " cool " progressive. This year the Commanders consisted of fourteen members under the leadership of Wayne Pacine, with all business arrangements being handled by Steve jNIatthews. Besides playing for the hops at VINII, the Com- manders also play for numerous dances at many nearby colleges. First How, Left to Right: J. D. Taylor, J. H. B. Brown, D. X. Kaliski, J. M A .11 ring, (, H Blood Second Row: L. O. Pettit, J. Dean, C. Lapp, E. A. Scott, F. Frosch, X. B. Pnnce, J. B. Craw lord Side: G. C. Burnett, S. B. Matthews The Civil War Roundtable Seated, Left to Right: J. H. VaiiDeveiiter, L. L. Jackson, C. A. Carlton Standing, First Row: L. D. Collins, R. B. Batte, R. E. Fisher, Sgt. H. T. Lindsay, W. A. Ricketts Second Row: R. A. Carpenter, Capt. W. V. Patton, Maj. L. L. Lewane, J. R. Hughes The Religious Council O vcycv i Seated, Left t,, Right: M. K. (Jerstein, I.. L. .laekson. A. K. : lanoino. (.. N. Molloek. C. 1.. llarkne.-s Standing, First Role: J. G. Sipolski, J. H. anDcventer, D. R. Kiernan, J. C. Liberti, A. L. Colan. R. W. Williams. C. W. Ha vkins Second Rote: W. A. Rieketts, Y. G. Brunner, Y. J. Kleine, W. L. O ' Hern Timmons Music Society Seated, Left to Right: T. C. Chilcote, J. M. Eger, W. F. Shepherd Standing: R. B. Batte, W. I. Rodier, W. S. Buettner, G. S. Mitchell, M. Gerstein, S. W. Kohhves Armed Forces Club First Row, Left to Right: T. H. Williaius, .T. M. Wood, J. T. Warner, I). D. Carson, J. .M. Goldsmith, T. II. Ilem-iksen, E. I). Xorllirop. Secund Row: R. D. Warren, J. McI. Gibbons, S. F. Giberson, I). I,. .McKee, J. J. Turner, R. H. Belsha, C. F. Weddington. Third Row: T. W. Davis, C. J. Inteso, E. A. Gorsuch, R. Gorbea, R. R. Abslier, R. E. Fisher. Fourth Row: R. A. Earle, W. S. Young, W. W. Mendel, T. T. Hubard, L, D. Collins, E. D. Carlsen. Fifth Row: T. R. Essig, (i. P. Roberts. M. B. Walker, J. F. Ellis, K. F. Lanier, J. C. Livingston, J. P. Kellv. Sixth Row: V. A. Eling, J. R. Bobbitt, H. E. Cobb, H. I. Revnolds, R. C. Troxler, W. Dyke. Seventh Row: T. E. Rountr ee, J. M. Eger, F. D. Merrev, J. W. Cummings, C, A. Llovd, R. L. Butt, J. W. Woolard, J. A. Smith r " ' . 1 --» ■ hi -V -% " ' - f To outsiders, the Virginia Military Institute may, or may not, be impressive. After all, the military impresses some: others would rather not have anything to do with it. But, as cadets, we know what li -ing under a militarv svstem means and . . . For example: While other students in other colleges are awakened in the morning by a gentle tinkling of an alarm or a friendly rap on the door by the house mother, we have a series of bugle calls to tear us from our slumber. Well, actuallj ' , this isn ' t too irritating because some- times we can still manage to catch a few winks later on; that is, unless you are a Rat. To be in the hay after First Call means to be late off the stoop. This also means that he is liable to suffer at the hands of an upperclassman later on. Anyway, after a hearty breakfast in the I ' X, and under the friendly supervision of the Corps own " housemother, " the cadet finds himself in the pursuit of knowledge in his classroom. Needless to say, he is always prepared for whatever the instructor might ask of him. Granted, there may have been a few distractions the night before, but gener- ally the cadet ' s room is steeped in an atmosphere of concentrated study. Leaving .studies beiiiiid, wi- can iiinJ, in the Corps, men who pfj.s5es.s other talents besides of an ac-ademic nature. There is the occasional militarv fanatic . Ik and there is, of course, the tlevil-may- care, easy to please individual who asks only for the simpler joys of life. But life in barracks is not that hard. There are times when a cadet is given certain comforts when he is in the proc- ess of performing his daily duties. There are those unscheduled inspections which occasionally take us by surprise, but these are to be expected :ifter all. w ' A Vt!im ' ' Admittedly, barracks can be- come crowded, and sometimes dull. To circumvent this, the cadet may de- cide to take an evening off. He leaves barracks to jjarticipate in some festive occasion with a companion or two. Things do not always go as ex- pected, however, and he ma, - find that someone has called while he was awav. IJut nothing is l(jst. lie finds the message I hat has been left for him, and he answers it promptly. So, perha|)s il may be said that this is ySll in a nutshell. Exciting, invigorat- ing, and a valuable experience for all of us I Yeah. -jn The Trash Chute (l{c|.nnlr(l rn„n I lie I .M.I. Ciulrl. M; ' .. .)W.) Taiiok ( ' kovk II is written thai in llic liiiir Ik-I ' di-c hikI iluiiriK lln- a}j,c of ])atcnt leather visors, Uicic iiilcil in Mic iKirrcn reigou between the Nile and Itoulc I 1 :i I ' li.naoli who eonimanded the People, hut owed allci iancc lo Mir Icjid who lived upon the side of Ihe lliil, nndci- llir sii ii of I he star. Now it came to pass thai I ' liai ' aoii liccaiiic aii; iy with the People, for they had forsaken the gods which Pharaoh swore to uphold. Instead of paying homage to Kiwi, Brasso, and Tom, the People rejoicerl among thcin- selves, and did the things which made them glad. . iid thus it was, that as the i ' eo))lc wen I upon their way, Pharaoh rent his tunic and coniniaiidcd his Soldiers to chastise them. The soldiers fell u])on the Peoyjlc in the early hours and wrought great destruction among them, scattering their bones indiscriminately. There arose from the People a great cry of anguish, each of the People con- tributing according to his kind, and certain of them cm- braced again the old gods, Kiwi, Brasso, and Tom. Now the People wandered ir ' frustration and sought tieli ' er- ance from their plight. And they were so afraid, for, lo, Pharaoh threatened them in the worst way. But Pharaoh and his Soldiers had sowed the seeds of their (jwn destruction, for there are in Ihe region between till Nile and III " - l{f)Ule cerlaiii jc;iloil.s Priticj-s who «Iw«-ll ill i!ii-,i ciladcU and concern ihcin.Mflvc ' willi fiialt T« of I 111 mind :i|)arl from tlicoid f; t s. Kiwi, lirass i, and Torn. riiii III! soldiers drew ii[;oii themselves (freat ili.sfavor. lor ,is llii decimal. d Ihe Peojjle, they al.s » arou cl the wimIIi of I lie I ' rinccs. I ' .,r the Princes make h-irian«l. t n|)oii I lie lime of Ihe I ' eo[,|e, and when the Sf.lrliers Untk lhi limc ' foi llicirends, the Princes gnashel their t«rfth an l swoir rcNcnge. Now the Princes are of the Pwiph- and not of I lie I ' eople, and [Kissess tnanifr ld jKiwers which fluctuate in alliance between Ihe People and Pharaoh. Verily, the power doth swing like a i»enrlnhim. In those flays the power was with the I ' eople, and there arose arnonp the Princes a ( ' hamf)ion mighty in war. lie i-s.sue«I forth from his ciladcl in a suit of Shade Forty-four, and hade the Soldiers, who were banished to a converte l .stable away from the Hill. Thus it was that the Pe jple were deli verc l from Pharaoh and I he false gods. Kiwi, i, and Tom, but loniorrow was another day. . iid ihe People, in the time bougiit for them by the Champion, rejoiced anew and sang sfjngs expressing their glee, esjjecially the popular hit. " Let My Section Go " , sung to the tune of " Go Down Moses " . The PX Robbery INCOME T. X riMK GIVES KEI) TIRNEH .V NEW EXEMPTION (Hei)rinlcd from the V.M.f. ( ' a,i,i. March l(i. 0 1 This past Sunday night, March IS, capilalism sutfcred its worst setback in its 185 year history. It is rumored that sometime Sunday night Adam Smith actually turned over in his grave when he heard that his model n-day protege. Red Turner, had been robbed of $ ' •2,770. V.M.I. ' s own " P.X. Piiate " has been quoted as saying that he is the primary suspect. Whether or not this is true, it is apparent that Red doesn ' t know where to turn. His whole belief in today ' s capitalistic society is at a low ebb — never before surpassed except when the rumor was spread that the Superintendent was going to enact his own version of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. It is needless to say that Ped has been racking his brain night and day to figure out the guilt - party. The robbery must have been done hy someone who was familiar with the operations of the P.X. The thief entered through the back room of the P.X. by breaking open the glass in the window and opening the door. Every safe in the P.X., and all of the cash registers were hit, Init the thieves took only cash, including the pennies, hen Clarence opened the P.X. at fi:10 Monday morning, and noticed that all of the safes were open, he calmy called Red and said, " Mr. Turner, I l ne reason to believe that some- body has robbed the P.X. " When Reil came hurriedly into the P.X. a half an hour later, he found Clarence shaking in the middle of the room. It seems that Clarence thought that the thief might stiU be around, thus he decided to stand in the middle of the room so that he could see the culprit before his throat was slit. The thing that upset Red the most, though, was that all of the mone - taken belonged to the P.X. Mioever robbed the P.X. picked the perfect time. The large amount of money amassed was due to the P.X. receipts from the Globetrotter ' s game and the hop weekend. Being one of the entrepreneurs of the new school. Red Turner naturally carried insurance, but it oijy covered i O.OOO of the loss, so 77f» will have to come out of his own pocket. The most important question to arise from this in- cident concerns Red Turner ' s faith in the capitalistic system. It can be readUy asserted that his faith has remained unshaken. Like most monopolists. Red has that certain something in him that just won ' t pass up a substantial profit. After all, it may- have put him in a lower income tax bracket. To be sure, the happy face of Red Turner will be here to greet all future cadets for maay vears to come. . r.%- im.m i . WHA.... --. f . Our Advertisers... EWING ' S STUDIO OHicial Photographer For The 1962 Bomb LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA - | 291 )■ World ' s Largest Builders of Nuc lear Ships NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING AND DRY DOCK COMPANY NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA " ASPHALT " — ENGINEERED FOR RUGGED WEAR MARVIN V. TEMPLETON SONS. Inc. 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In late May. 1836. a Southern Railway predecessor line, the South Carolina Canal and Rail Road Company, carried U. S. Army and U. S. Marine Corps units on their way to battle against the Creek hiduns and their allies in the Creek X ' ar. Landed from ships at Charleston, the troops were moved quickly to Hamburg. S. C marching from there to the war area in Georgia. This was the ' ' first time anywhere " that a railroad moved men and arms to a point within the strategic boundaries of a theater of war. This successful use of rail transportation of troops and supplies led Secretary of War, Leivis Cass, to recommend Congressional attention to develop- ing the war potential of railroads. Railroads proved their tactical value beyond question in the Civil War — often called " the first railroad war. 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