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B H HRSi san a ® ®®3M of th Virginia Military Institute The Oldest College Annual in the South Warren Pratt Self Editor-in-Chief James Stuart Shepherd Business Manager James Richard Porterfleld Managing Editor IBBfl B59 a dTo P h " t Sen ma f t0 inC ' Ude th ° Se SVentS tHat are ° f m ° St re,6VanCe t0 Cl«. of 1965 and to the other members of the Corps. It is hoped that the record which this BOMB presents ::•,:::::; zr reca " the manv friendships and — — -«• - C matches the color of the stone m their class ring. An account of their four years is included o 6 r;, s m B e o m : e B r i° s f a th r e cl r f r ents his own personai vmi hist °- rT£Ei£ or bo, this BOMB is a record of their greatest VMI year. To the rest of the Corps, ' 65 presents the 1965 BOMB. N MEMORIAM Brigadier General James A. Anderson 16 November 1964 Brigadier General James A. Anderson, ' 13, former Dean of the Faculty and retired Virginia Highway Commissioner, died at his home in Lexington on 16 November 1964. Having served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering, he was named the first Dean of the Faculty in 1937; he ably filled this position until 1941 when he was appointed Virginia State Highway Commis- sioner. In his sixteen years as Commissioner, he directed the development of some 12,000 miles of farm-to-market roads and the Hampton Roads Bridge- Tunnel. Both the Virginia Military Institute and the Virginia Department of High- ways bear the imprint of his character, determination, and dynamic leadership. 17566? To COLONEL ROBERT P. CARROLL the Class of ' 65 dedicates THE 1965 BOMB It is with a deep sense of honor and an inexpressable gratefulness that we dedicate the 1965 BOMB to Colonel Robert P. Carroll. We ask that Colonel Carroll accept this dedication as a token gesture of our appreciation for the many services that he has rendered to cadets and to VMI, for it is impossible to express adequately the true sentiment that we feel. Doc became a part of VMI in 1928; he has unselfishly devoted his life to its improvement. When he arrived, there was no biology curricu- lum; Doc was VMI ' s first fulltime biology instructor. Since his arrival, the biology course offerings have grown into a full-fledged degree- granting department. Colonel Carroll has always sought ways to improve the Biology Department which now offers one of the best curricula at VMI. Every aspect of the Biology Department bears his influence. Because he is fully responsible for the creation of VMI ' s Biology Department, Doc is considered as our own " Mr. Biology. " Aside from his influence within the Department, Colonel Carroll has also played an important role in the lives of countless cadets. The biology majors of the class of 1965 describe him in the following manner: " Love. Admiration. Respect . . . He, in our opinion, should head the list of original great teachers of college biology. " Of love, Colonel Carroll has an abundance both for cadets and for the Institute. There are many alumni who are now practicing medicine, or performing research, or any other number of services, because he cared about them. He has always been willing to help his cadets obtain jobs or graduate school appointments. Because he cared, many who would not otherwise have done so have continued their education. No problem was ever too small for his greatest concern, and no cadet ever received less than Doc ' s fullest atten- tion. Admiration Colonel Carroll has commanded. No one who knows him can help but respect him. He possesses an exceptional character of the highest quality. His straightforward attitude to- ward life and his frankness with everyone have made him one of the most respected men in his field. Colonel Carroll greets one of the many cadets who come to him for advi ®n©a(g !pa® A hallmark of his character is his desire to teach. Because he loves his profession and because he, himself, has never ceased to learn, Doc has been emulated, but he will never be equalled. Colonel Carroll ' s influence has not been limited to VMI. Although his cadets were always of utmost importance to him, Doc has found time to work with the Boy Scouts, the Christmas Basket Program, and other church and civic organizations. Because he worked to help im- prove his community, he is well-known and highly respected by its leaders and citizens. To the many local people he has advised and helped, he is known as " The Colonel. " It is hoped that this dedication will in some way convey our appre- ciation and gratitude to Colonel Carroll for all that he has done for us and for VMI. His influence on our lives will never be erased; forever, we shall remain indebted to him for his guidance and living example of sincerity, devotion, and love. It is fitting that this volume be dedicated to a man who has devoted his life to us and VMI. The Class of ' 65 thanks " Doc " for all of his help and guidance which he has so generously given Colonel Carroll has always been an inspiration to those in his classroon ©Dik SBOIBHimP (2 iBIB®iL[L ■ ■■HBmBB Colonel John D. P. Fuller Professor of History IN APPRECIATION The graduation of the Class of ' 65 also marks the termination of more than seven decades of combined service by two distinguished members of the VMI faculty. Colonel John Douglas Pitts Fuller and Colonel Sterling Murray Heflin retire after outstanding careers which witnessed an enormous period of growth at The Institute, due largely to their personal efforts and contributions. As Professor of History and Head of the History Department, Colonel Fuller is best known to those cadets who frequent Scott Ship Hall, but his ever present smile and warm greeting have earned the respect of every member of the Corps. A combination of scholarly excellence and true humility, he must certainly be recognized as the epitome of the gentleman professor. With his weighty duties as professor and Head of the Physics Department, Colonel Heflin has com- bined leadership in athletic affairs. But of his personal qualities, we most appreciate the strength and fineness of his character which, through all these years, have been ennobling forces in the lives of colleagues, both young and old. Contact with two such dedicated individuals has benefited us more than we can express, and we are proud to have them graduate with us. COLONELS FULLER and HEFLIN Colonel Sterling Murray Heflin Professor of Physics D With the retirement of Col. J. D. P. Fuller as Head of the History Depart- ment, an era has ended. Col. Fuller has served as Department Head since coming to VMI in 1935. Hundreds of cadets will long remember the South Carolina accent saying, " Good mornin ' boy, how are you? " They will always appreciate the sincere interest shown by Col. Fuller in his attention to individ- uals, and their problems in academic, personal, and career fields. Colonel Heflin ' s retirement recalls his lifelong service to the Institute — as a cadet: company commander (Garnett Andrews Cup winner), Cincinnati Medalist, distinguished graduate in electrical engineering; and as faculty member: professor of physics, department head, chairman of the Athletic Council, vice-president of the Southern Conference (1964-1965). Long promi- nent in affairs of the American Institute of Physics, he has applied his fine intellectual qualities to that body ' s work in many ways, presently— as Regional Counselor for Virginia— in directing its effort to improve the quality of high school physics teaching in the state. ©©suriis np THE INSTITUTE THE CLASSES THE CORPS THE ACADEMICS THE ATHLETICS THE ACTIVITIES THE MARSHALL STORY iM ' President Johnson delivers his dedicatory address during the dedication of the George C. Marshall Research Librar With the dedication of the George C. Marshall Research Library on 23 May 1964, hundreds of the nation ' s distinguished citizens, including President Lyndon B. Johnson, paid tribute to the man referred to by cadets as " The Institute ' s most distinguished graduate. " It is our purpose in THE 1965 BOMB to further the ideal expressed by Sir Winston Churchill that " Suc- ceeding generations must not be allowed to forget his achievements or his example. " For General Mar- shall probably best symbolizes the compatability of the twin goals of the Institute: the combination of the best qualities of both citizen and soldier. What was the relationship of General Marshall with the Institute? What were the achievements of the man of whom Churchill said: There are few men whose qualities of mind and character have so impressed me as those of General George C. Marshall. He was a great American, but he was far more than that. In war he was as wise and understanding in counsel as he was resolute in action. In peace he was the archi- tect who planned the restoration of our battered European economy and, at the same time, laboured tirelessly to establish a system of Western Defense. He always fought victoriously against defeatism, discouragement and disillusion. George Catlett Marshall was born 31 December 1880, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. His childhood was normal. Following the tradition of his family and back- ground, Marshall matriculated at the Virginia Military Institute in September, 1897. Although poorly prepared for college work, his grades steadily improved, en- abling him to be graduated in the upper half of his class. In the military aspects of his cadetship, Marshall did extremely well, achieving the ranks of first corporal, first sergeant and first captain. Later, Marshall was to say of his years at the Institute, " What I learned at V M T WlNftICATE HER ' HONOR OR DEFEND HER RKiHi COL J TL PRESTON General Marshall is honored by the VMI during the dedication of the MARSHALL ARCH was self-control and discipline. This Institution gave me not only a standard for my daily conduct among men but it endowed me with a military heritage of honor and self-sacrifice. " Thus Marshall gained more from VMI than just a basic education in academic and military subjects. Robert A. Lovett, former Secretary of Defense, speaking at the dedication ceremonies on 23 May 1964 stated: It was here at Virginia Military Institute that General Marshall ' s natural gifts were refined by discipline and nourished by learning; it was here that he first came under the full influence of the traditions of the past, which are handed down in person from generation to generation, of duty, honor, loyalty and dedication to the service of one ' s own country. Upon being graduated from VMI in June of 1901 Marshall stood on the threshold of a career that would see him hold every commissioned rank in the United States Army, serve as Secretary of State in a critical era, serve as Special Representative to China, act as president of the American National Red Cross, and as Secretary of Defense. In February of 1902, the twenty-two-year-old grad- uate was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. He was attached to the 30t h Infantry, stationed in the Philippines. Marshall next attended the Army Infantry-Cavalry School in 1907, being graduated with honors. Later in 1907, he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to study at the Army Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. Here his natural ability for strategy and military theory was again to stand him in good stead; he was graduated from the Staff College in 1908 and served the remaining two years of his tour of duty as an instructor there. In 1911 and 1912, he was an inspector-instructor of the Massachusetts National Guard; in 1913, he served in Texas and Arkansas. In the latter part of 1913, Marshall returned to the Philippines and remained there until 1916. While in the Islands, his ability as a tactician was frequently displayed: General James Franklin, the department field commander, told his staff, " Keep your eye on George Marshall. He is the greatest mili- tary genius of America since Stonewall Jackson. " This evaluation proved to be true in the following years. Upon his return to the continental United States in 1917, Marshall was promoted to Captain and was soon assigned to the American Expeditionary Force under General John J. Pershing. He gained invaluable ex- perience during World War I, seeing action in the battles of Cantigny, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, and Meusse-Argonne. While with the AEF between 1917 and 1919, he served on the General Staff of the First Division, served as Chief of Operations, First Army, and as Chief of Staff with the Eighth Army Corps. During these years, he held the temporary ranks of major to colonel; this rank was later made permanent. From 1919 through 1924, Marshall served as Aide-de- Camp to General Pershing. For the next three years, he commanded the 15th Infantry Division in Tientsin, China; by late 1927, he had returned to the United States, serving as instructor at the Army War College. Later that year, he was selected as Assistant Commandant of the Infantry School at (eral Eisenhower, Mrs. George C. Marshall, President John- :, and Senator Byrd are received at the home of General Shell the Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute General George C. Marshall 1880-1959 Fort Ben ning. During his five years at Benning, Marshall transformed the Infantry School " from a mere school of technique into an important school of command for junior officers, " and developed the concept of army schools we see today. In 1933, he took command of the 8th Infantry Divi- sion; in that year, he became senior instructor of the Illinois National Guard and was given command of the 8th Infantry Brigade at Vancouver Barracks, Washing- ton. In July of 1938, Brigadier General Marshall assumed the post of Chief of War Plans Division on the General Staff. In October of that year, he became Deputy Chief of Staff, a position he held until July, 1939. He served General Bradley, General Shell, Mrs. Marshall, Governor Harrison, and Mr. Pendleton watch the Corps of Cadets on parade as Acting Chief of Staff from July through Septerrei and was promoted to General upon becoming C.ei of Staff in late September, 1939; President Roosejli picked Marshall for this position over many of his sie- riors in service. Thus General Marshall assumed H onerous duties of Chief of Staff; he was not to relinqi 1 this burden until November, 1945, when, at his own =• quest, he was released from duty as Chief of Staff was succeeded by General Eisenhower. In his crucial years as Chief of Staff, Marshall the man responsible for building, training, and eqi ping the largest and most powerful Army in Ameri history. Robert A. Lovett says of those years, " His com| ling sense of duty, his loyalty to his Commander Chief, his sincere concern for others were obvious all. His unshakeable integrity and his fearless acccl ance of the consequences of a course of action thal| felt in duty bound to take . . . , " made him a great figi The British members of the Combined Chiefs of S5.R on General Marshall ' s retirement as Chief of Sol W- ! ... m President Johnson, General Shell, and Cadet Captain Rimm review Alpha Company ' resident Johnson, accompanied by Senator Byrd, arrives at the Vir- ginia Military Institute to pay tribute to General George C. Marshall ited, " Always you have honored us by yourfrankness, armed us by your courtesy and inspired us by your tgleness of purpose and your selfless devotion to r common cause. " Such praise and sincere tribute almost without parallel by military men. General Marshall ' s retirement, to Dodona Manor Leesburg, Virginia, was short-lived, for the next day e President requested him to serve as his Special presentative to China (with the rank of ambassador), arshall accepted the challenge of bringing order from chaos of war-torn China. Soon after reaching China, succeeded in bringing about a truce between the itionalists and the Communists. However, this truce on failed; General Marshall returned to the United ates, having failed to stem the Communist take-over China, conditions having become irreparable before ' arrived on the scene. A similar Communist challenge suld soon face him in Europe. In February of 1947, by special act of Congress anting permission, General Marshall became Secre- tary of State; he was the first man in the nation to occupy both the highest non-elective civilian and military posts. Being confronted in Europe by Communist ad- vances highly detrimental to our interests, Marshall developed a containment or counterattack which was to aid the destitute and oppressed peoples of Europe. It was presented in the form of the Marshall Plan, later to be known as the European Recovery Program. As a result of this project, America gave aid valued at $8,231,000,000 to a total of sixteen countries. This aid, the greatest contribution America has ever produced for the cause of world peace, is credited with bringing about the rapid recovery of Europe ' s economy and of preventing further Communist take-over in Europe. General of the Army Marshall, who had been retired from the Army in February of 1947, was restored to active duty in March of 1949. After resigning as Secre- tary of State, Marshall withdrew from political affairs to serve as president of the American Red Cross. In September of 1950, he returned to serve his country as Secretary of Defense; he retired from this position in September, 1951. After more than fifty years of service to the nation, General Marshall was ready to retire. Among the awards which he earned throughout the course of his distinguished career was the United HBBBBBSBfiflB BBSfl BSBflBBi HHMHM General Maxwell Taylor, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, pays tribute to General Marshall Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, the First Lady of the United States States Distinguished Service Medal with first Oak Leaf Cluster and the Silver Star. In 1953, he received the Nobel Peace Prize, the highest civilian tribute paid to him. On 15 May 1951, on the occasion of " Marshall Day, " he was awarded the Virginia Distinguished Serv- ice Medal as well as having Marshall Arch in the VMI Barracks named for him. General Marshall died 16 October 1959, and buried in Arlington National Cemetery. His military and international achievements live on: the effects of the Marshall Plan are still being reape today by the Western world. As architect of victor over totalitarianism of the Axis powers and as architei of European recovery and stability following Worl : Mrs. George C. Marshall and General Maxwell Taylor observe the dedicatory ceremonies ' ar II, General Marshall rendered invaluable service to s nation. On the occasion of the dedication of the George C. arshall Research Library on 23 May 1964, President shnson, General Eisenhower, General Bradley, Robert Lovett, and numerous other dignitaries gathered to y additional tribute to the memory of General Marshall. ie New Market Medal was presented posthumously him by the Institute that he loved and served so well. President Johnson chose this occasion, honoring e developer of the Marshall Plan, to outline a major blicy of the United States. Stating that, " Today we ant to carry on the vision of the Marshall Plan, " Presi- ;nt Johnson proposed that: The nations of Eastern Europe are beginning to reassert their own identity. There is no single Iron Curtain. " We will continue to build bridges across the gulf which has divided us from Eastern Europe. They will be bridges of increased trade of ideas, of visitors, and of humanitarian aid. " This policy, hailed as a major shift of national interests and goals, will " open new relationships to countries seeking increased independence yet unable to risk isolation. " . . . open the minds of a new generation to the values and visions of the Western civilization from which they came and to which they belong; give free play to the powerful forces of legitimate nation- jrmer President Eisenhower, President Johnson, and General mar N.Bradley participate in the dedication of the Marshall Library General George R. E. Shell, Mrs. George C. Marshall, and Mr. Edmund Pendleton view the Virginia Military Institute Corps of Cadets on parade al pride— the strongest barrier to the ambitions of any country to eliminate another; demonstrate that identity of interest and the prospects of progress for Eastern Europe lie in a wider relationship with the West. Continuing, President Johnson said, " We are pledged to use every peaceful means to work with friends and allies so that all of Europe may be joined in a shared society of freedom. In this way, I predict the years to come will see us draw closer to Marshall ' s bold design than at any time since he stood at Harvard and began to reshape the world. " Thus, George Catlett Marshall, VMI ' s " most dis- tinguished graduate, " in his life, his career, his char- acter, and, above all, in his devotion to his nation, epitomized the best that VMI can hope to inspire and instill. The homage paid to him as " most distinguished graduate " is at best a highly inadequate understate- ment. THE 1965 BOMB joins in expressing its admiration and tribute. This section of THE BOMB will, we hope, acquaint the reader with key contributions and attri- butes of General Marshall. His efforts continue to shape the world in which we live today. irias asj ra rwg His Excellency Albertis Sydney Harrison, Jr. Governor of Virginia Commander-in-Chief The Virginia Military Institute, as a state college, is organ- ized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is governed by a board of visitors appointed by the Governor. The Board of Visitors consists of fifteen members. Eleven members are selected from the state at large, two are drawn from non-resident alumni, and the remaining two are mem- bers ex officio. At least ten of the appointed visitors must be alumni of the Institute. His Excellency, the Governor of Vir- ginia, Albertis S. Harrison, is Commander-in-Chief. The Honorable Elmon T. Gray, a distinguished graduate of the Institute, and son of State Senator Garland Gray, is President of the Board for the current session. Mr. Gray is also Presi- dent of Elmon Gray and Company, and Gray Products, In- corporated, both in Waverly, Virginia. During the year, the Board of Visitors convenes at least once; normally, it does meet more frequently. The Superin- tendent may, if he deems necessary, call the Board to session at any time. THE BOARD OF VISITORS Elmon T. Gray John W. Burress Dr. Woodrow W. Wilkerson John D. deButts Clinton E. Thurston, Jr. Gorham B. Walker, Jr. I HHHH M Maj. Gen. Paul M. Booth Lt. Gen. Edward M. Almond arbour N. Thornton Robert L. Wallace J. Randolph Tucker Marvin Gillespie George G. Phillips J. Stebbins Lawson THE SUPERINTENDENT The ninth superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute, General George R. E. Shell, assumed his duties in July, 1960, after ending a career of twenty- nine years in the Marine Corps. Under his direction, the Institute has shown significant growth and progress. Among his most oustanding contributions are the addition of two new degree granting curricula, the construction of a new administration building, the initiation of a program whereby nationally known scholars make consultative visits to the various departments, and the acquisition of necessary funds for further development. During his years as Super- intendent, General Shell has raised academic stand- ards while maintaining the Institute ' s proud military reputation. General Shell was born October 20, 1908, in Phoebus, Virginia, and was graduated from the Hampton High School in 1927. He entered the Vir- ginia Military Institute and was graduated in 1931 with a degree in electrical engineering. As a cadet he held the rank of corporal, color sergeant, and, in his first class year, first lieutenant of " A " Company. He was vice-president of his class, a member of the Honor Court and the General Committee, president of the VMI Student Chapter of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, and a varsity letterman in wrestling and football. After being graduated from VMI, General Shell was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps, serving at Quantico and San Diego. In World War II, as commander of the 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines, General Shell saw combat on Guadal- canal, Saipan, and Tarawa. On Saipan, he was seriously wounded, receiving a direct hit from a mortar shell. For his courageous conduct and out- standing service, he was awarded the Legion of Merit with Combat " V. " General Shell later served on the Joint Staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, as Staff Planning Officer in the Policy Branch, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe; as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3; as Chief of Staff, Marine Corps Schools; and as a member of the Advanced Re- search Group, Marine Corps Educational Center. In February of 1960, the Virginia Military Institute ' s Board of Visitors announced their selection of General Shell as Superintendent. General Shell and his wife, the former Alice Reid Gushing of Washington, D. C, were married July 22, 1933, and are the parents of three children. ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF irigadier General Lloyd J. Davidson Dean of Faculty Lt. Colonel Marlowe Harper Treasurer Dr. Allan P. Carlsson Registrar Mr. Joseph L. Presbrey Director of Public Relations B as al I I r i Colonel Flournoy H. Barksdale Executive Officer Colonel Arthur M. Lipscomb, Jr Director of Admissions Colonel J. Carter Hanes Business Executive Officer Commander Robert K. Wilson Post Chaplain Major William E. Graybeal Purchasing Officer Captain Donald A. Beard Assistant Treasurer THE COMMANDANT The position of Commandant at the VMI is held either by the Professor of Military Science or the Pro- fessor of Air Science. The Commandant is responsible to the Superintendent for the appearance, discipline, and military training of the Corps of Cadets. His office guides the cadet officers in their duties as leaders of the Corps. He directs the tactical staff whose function is the enforcement of regulations. The present Commandant is Colonel George H. Simpson, a native of Norfolk, Virginia. He was gradu- ated from Maury High School in 1936 and was enrolled in the Virginia Military Institute in the same year. Colonel Simpson, while at VMI, was a member of the Hop Committee; he received monograms in varsity baseball and basketball. He was captain of the 1941 basketball team. He was graduated in 1941 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Upon his graduation, Colonel Simpson was com- missioned a second lieutenant, Cavalry Reserve. He was assigned to VMI as the Professor of Military Science and Commandant of Cadets on 15 August 1963. In October 1964, he was promoted to the rank of full colonel. Colonel Simpson is married to the former Miss Adelaide Anderson, a graduate of Winthrop College. They have two children, Ann and George H., III. 1 THE COMMANDANT ' S STAFF The Office of the Commandant of Cadets exists to aid the Commandant in his administrative duties. It has as its responsibility the issuance of orders di- rected to cadets, the maintenance of military files and records, as well as the outlining of procedures for the efficient functioning of life within the Corps itself. The personnel who render this assistance to the Commandant are the Deputy Commandant, the Assistant Commandants of Training, of General Duties, and one who serves as the Adjutant, the Ser- geant Major, and the Commandant ' s Clerk. The duties of these positions encompass every facet of cadet life at VMI. The Deputy Commandant has charge of delin- quency reports, guard teams, formations, reductions, faculty liaison, and recreation. The Assistant Commandant of Training super- vises the Spring Field Exercises, the First Class Trip, and Military Duty. The Assistant Commandant of General Duties supervises permits, the Commandant ' s and Garnett Andrews Cups, the Hop Committee, the VMI Com- manders, and the assignment of rooms in barracks. In addition, the sale, wear, inspection, confiscation of uniforms, and the maintenance and order of the trunk rooms all come under his jurisdiction. The Assistant Commandant, acting in the capacity of Adjutant, oversees the work of the Sergeant Major and the Commandant ' s Clerk. Some of his responsi- bilities include the compiling of the Blue Book, the New Cadet Cadre, confinement, weekends, Corps Trips, SMI, and publication of instructions for the Officer-in-Charge and the Officer-of-the-Day. The Sergeant Major has charge of the files, the message center, the bulletin boards, and serves as assistant to the Adjutant. The Commandant ' s Clerk has the responsibility of preparing morning reports, delinquency sheets, demerit cards, filing, preparation of orders, and other secretarial functions. Left to right: Captain Stacy Harris, Major William Vaughan, Colonel Herbert Simpson, Mrs. Daniel D THE TACTICAL STAFF The Tactical Staff, under the command of the Com- mandant, Colonel George H. Simpson, is comprised of officers from the ROTC detachments of the Military and Air Science Departments as well as the Virginia Militia. Their mission is threefold: to implement the policies of the Superintendent, to instruct and train the Corps of Cadets in fundamental military activities, and to insure that the rules and regulations of the Institute are obeyed. The Tactical Staff is subdivided into three groups: the Deputy and Assistant Com- mandants, the Unit Military Advisors, and the Tactical Officers. The Deputy and Assistant Commandants execute the normal staff duties of administration, planning, coordination and supervision. The Unit Military Ad- visors are those officers with whom the cadets have a more frequent and direct relationship. Each of these officers, in his respective unit, represents the Com- mandant in matters of discipline, uniforms, appearance and military training. Within the Tactical Staff exists a smaller group referred to as the OC Staff. From this staff is chosen the Officer-in-Charge who serves a twenty-four hour tour of duty within the barracks and supervises the cadet guard teams. Such tours of duty are assigned by the Commandant on a rotational basis. In addition to their other duties, one tactical officer is assigned to each company or battalion staff as an advisor and supervisor. Thus the Tactical Staff guides the Corps of Cadets in developing that strength of character and military training that is so strongly emphasized at VMI. THE VMI FOUNDATION The VMI Foundation was established in 1937 to develop a permanent endowment for VMI. Aid is now being given to the Institute in sums of nearly $70,000 a year. The primary objectives of the Foundation concerning the Faculty of VMI are the supplementary retirement program and summer study. At the same time, the Foundation pro- vides scholarships for worthy cadets and also supports extracurricular academic activities which broaden the cultural life of the cadets. Another main function of the Foundation is the support of the VMI Parents Council which endeavors to bring the parents to a fuller understanding and appreciation of the VMI education. The Foundation strives to perform those functions necessary for the advance- ment, promotion, encouragement, progress, and welfare of the Virginia Military Institute. The Foundation is governed by a nationally represented Board of Trustees. The twenty trustees of the VMI Foun- dation also include as ex-officio members the Superintendent of VMI, the President of the VMI Alumni Association, and the Chairman of the VMI Parents Council. Included also in the board is a member of the faculty and a member of the VMI Board of Visitors. Of the remaining fifteen trustees, eight are from Virginia; the other seven are from major geographical areas of the nation. The current President of the Foundation is Mr. H. Merrill Pasco, ' 37. The Foundation can boast of other such noted Presidents as John C. Hagan, ' 21, George D. Brooke, ' 00, General of the Army George C. Marshall, ' 01 and, most recently, John M. Camp, ' 05. The success of the VMI Foundation is clearly seen in the disbursement figure of last year which totalled just under $65,000. The total market value of all funds, having reached over $2,500,000, shows the great progress of the Foundation in financially promoting and encouraging the betterment of the VMI. BOARD OF TRUSTEES Left to right: Col. James M. Morgan, Charles W. Lewis, Charles J. Collins, Gorham B. Walker Edmund T. Morris, George D Br Gen. George R. E. Shell, H. Merrill Pasco, Joseph D. Neikirk, Abney S. Boxley, J. Robert Philpott, George L. Barton, III, Moore, Jr., B. David Mann -, .:.;;,,;.!.■;•: THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Membership in the VMI Alumni Association is automatic for each cadet upon the graduation of his class. An Alumni Office and staff are maintained at the Institute by the Association to act as an inter- mediary between the 9,000 active alumni and their Alma Mater. The Association does not require annual dues of its members; however, members are expected to contribute to the support of Alumni activities. The traditional loyalty and zeal of VMI alumni to their class and to their school are well known. The Association does much to add to this interest by informing Alumni of the activities of their former classmates. Each alumnus receives, without charge, the Alumni Review which is published quarter- annually. Fifty alumni chapters hold frequent meet- ings with speakers arranged for by the Association. Class reunions are held at Finals every five years, with the Association serving as host to the ret urning alumni and their wives. Free accommodations and facilities are provided visiting alumni in Alumni Hall. The Association maintains the close ties of the Institute with its graduates wherever they may go upon being graduated. Robert Patterson President Mr. Jackson E. Tice Alumni Secretary Mr. Claude H. Patton Executive Manager Sportsmen Club MARSHALL FOUNDATION I ss Virginia of 1964, Miss Carolyn Eddy, and Mrs. C. A. Mallory, irmerly Miss Virginia (Dorcas Campbell from Fairfield) examine ie exhibits in the Marshall Library dealing with the VMI period The George C. Marshall Research Library, a stately structure on the west end of the VMI Parade Ground, was built at a cost of $600,000 by the Marshall Research Foun- dation. Since its dedication May 23, 1964, its museum rooms have been open to the public; their striking displays have been seen by many thousands of visitors. By mid-1966 the Library will be functioning as a center of studies in U. S. diplomatic and military history. Among the thousands of documents the Library is to house are General Marshall ' s own papers which he gave to the Foundation prior to his death. The Marshall Foundation came into being in 1953 fol- lowing a suggestion by President Truman that a suitable tribute in the form of a Library be erected to General Marshall at VMI. A VMI alumnus, the Late John C. Hagan, Class of 1921, was the President of the Foundation during its form- ative years and Chairman of the Board at the time of his death in 1959. Successive VMI Superintendents since 1953 have vigorously supported the Foundation as have many of the alumni. Most certainly the Library and the Foundation are assets of the first order to VMI and constitute a fitting and useful tribute to the Institute ' s most illustrious alumnus. Directly across the parade ground from the barracks is the George C. Marshall Research Library built on land donated to the Foundation by the State of Virginia; the Library has become an important asset to the Institute and the community 125 YEARS 1839 1964 On this, the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Virginia Military Institute, a re- evaluation of its motives and goals, and a recapitulation of its achievements, seem appropriate and necessary. Probably the most significant and revealing ex- pression of the purpose for the VMI mode of life is embodies in a quotation which is forever entrenched in the memory of all cadets and alumni, " You May Be Whatever You Resolve To Be. " In this idealistic quo- tation, which dominates the attention of the visitor to Jackson Arch, is expressed all that needs to be said about the qualities which the rigid VMI system attempts to instill in all of its matriculates. It intimates a desire not only to succeed, but also a determination to excel in all endeavors, through a balanced program of mental and physical self-discipline coupled with challenging academic standards. In essence, the VMI system requires that each cadet give his all. A brief resume of the history of the Virginia Military Institute and its alumni illustrates the effectiveness of this ideal, con- ceived one hundred twenty-five years ago. The VMI history of military accomplishment is a; long and justifiably proud one. The participation of VMI men in combat commences with the Mexican War, a period during which there were a mere twenty- seven graduates in the Army. When internal strife divided the country, and finally precipitated civil war, VMI contributed a total of 1,796 alumni to both sides. The cadets of the Institute engaged in the defense of Harper ' s Ferry in 1862, and most notably, in the Battle of New Market, which left ten men dead, and forty- seven wounded, and established an everlasting pride in all subsequent cadets. In 1864, General D. H. Hunter took reprisal, virtually leveling the Institute, and render- it indefinitely inoperable. In 1866, however, the Vir- ginia Military Institute was rebuilt and reopened. More recently, 1,829 alumni served in the Armed Service during World War I, eighty percent of whom were commissioned officers. Two hundred men were killed in action, and over one hundred were decorated in the Great War, reiterating the spirit which has - pervaded the VMI man in crisis. Again in World War II, VMI graduates heeded the call to arms. The out- standing contribution of General George C Marshall, VMI ' s most distinguished graduate, is universally recognized as a predominate factor in our eventual victory. The achievements of alumni have not been limited solely to military endeavor. Over eight thousand gradu- ates have entered diverse occupations, including the supervision of the Pacific Construction of the Panama Canal, the underpinning of giant skyscrapers for New York City ' s subway complex, and numerous State Highway Commissioner appointments. The first Chancellor of the University System of Georgia and over sixty newspaper editors have been VMI alumni. John S. Wise, former Governor of Virginia, has admirably presented the prevailing motives for the maintenance of the system incorporated at VMI: Four years of simple living, simple food, simple dress, simple accessories of life, to erad the too prevailing notion that luxury and self- indulgence are real essentials of true happiness. Orderly thought, orderly action, prompt and implicit execution of commands in the position of a subordinate. Initiative, decision, self-reliance, fearless assumption of responsibility in position of command. In all positions courtesy, respect, deference to superiors, contempt of cowardice. A decent respect for the observances of religion and morality. A reverent regard for truth and honor. Was there ever a time when the need of just such teachings to the rising generation in our democractic republic was greater than at present? This address, given approximately one hundred years ago, is perhaps even more applicable today, as the Virginia Military Institute celebrates its one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary. v - . : ffias © W. G. Robertson, Historian; C. L. Siegel, President; P. P. Shu, Vice-President HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1965 This is the history of the Class of 1965. Bear in mind that such an epilogue could never hope to show all the surfaces, all the idiosyncracies, all the personalities that make up our class. This history, then, can merely conjure up in our minds the times and happenings of particular significance. We dare only think in broad generalities on paper; speculation as to any illicit oc- currences is left to the discretion and probably some- what vivid imaginations of our individual Brother Rats. In most cases a rat year is a nebulous sort of affair. One remembers cadre and his getting out of the rat line to some extent, but in between is something of a neutral zone, grey and foggy. In most cases. Not so with us, unfortunately. Doing their best to make the whole year rather unpleasant, the R. D. C. marshalled us back and forth between the fifth and third stoops with amazing regularity, a floor show being provided at both ends. We suffered through seven months of this unmotherlike abuse and as spring furlough ap- proached our hopes of resolving all differences with thefirst class soared. Again our efforts were frustrated. Accusing us of a myriad of unratlike activities, the first class made the bond even tighter, and it wasn ' t until the night before spring hike when, with one broken collarbone and many raw posteriors, we squeezed three hundred and fifty Brother Rats into one stairwell all at the same time, and finally made our way to the fourth stoop. We became the Class of 1965. That was three years ago; it seems quite distant at this point. It is not really such a long time at all. Per- haps it seems so distant, because of the road we have since traveled. Even with the preparation of our rat year, the third class year took quite a bit of adjustment. Academics were much more of a challenge; we had certain definite responsibilities to the Institute. How " easy " we thought that year would be. How easily were we deceived. Our emblem, our ring design, our pledge lasting from No- vember, our control of the rat line— it was a busy year. We had begun to tie ourselves together with a much more permanent bond than we had imagined possible. We returned to our second class year with a much more confident air. We were no longer at the bottom of the totem pole. November came and with it ended months of planning by our ring committee. We owe them quite a large debt, for that weekend was by far the most successful and pleasant of the year. When one thinks of all he goes through to finally obtain his ring, it is not difficult to see why this little piece of gold holds such a great meaning to all. It was one more knot in the cord that bound us together. The second class year wore on. Our attitude to- wards VMI could be seen to change; the idea of be- coming a first classman did not seem so terribly far off. One major road to traverse remained. The six weeks introduction to the army at Indian- town Gap met with mixed reactions and ended none too quickly in most cases. We will forever prefer to remem- ber the Gap only as the source of MS checks. A first class, upon becoming such, accepts the responsibilities of the corps to the Institute. From year to year these responsibilities vary little. Depending upon the attitude of the first class a year can be suc- cessful, or unsuccessful, pleasant, or unpleasant. Ours has been something of a stormy nine months. Barracks and the class system had stagnated in the two years since our rat year. The General Committee had become ineffective. The rat line had been a farce the year before. We brought about a series of changes in policy and attempted to orient the class system in a direction such that it might approach the system that seems to have been so ideal twenty years before. It was a difficult road and mistakes were made, but over-all we have succeeded in realigningthe image and possibilities of the barracks under an extremely efficient class system. We will never know how successful or unsuccessful we were until two years hence when our rats become the first class. Now we have graduated. We have only a ring and a diploma to display openly for our efforts. In actuality we have much more. We have a familiarity with our- selves obtainable at no other school. We have had a close experience with people that could never possibly have been had except at the Institute. We have the VMI " spirit, " and we have one of the finest classes that has ever come through the system. We are very well pre- pared for whatever lies ahead. We are really very lucky. At the first class table in the PX, Colonel Carroll socializes with the members of the class of ' 65 i ■ ■■■■■■■■■■ For many members of the Class of 1965, Ring Figure is second only to Graduation in importance. Although the Thanksgiving Day football game was a heart-breaking loss for VMI, our class immed- iately began their long-to-be-remembered Ring Figure Weekend. A well-organized party and dinner dance at the Kazim Temple in Roanoke established the festive mood that prevailed through- out the entire weekend. On Friday, the Class proceeded to JM Hall where they received their rings which the Ring Committee, chairmaned by Bob Hughes, saw as the culmination of over a year ' s work. As the fast- and ecstatic atmosphere that prevailed. It was an un- usual party, but a unique event was being celebrated. By Saturday, the Class of 1965 was beginning to feel the effects of the fast pace, but almost everyone attended the dance, coming for the second night to the music of Count Basie. When the weekend had ended, the Brother Rats of ' 65 could do little more than rest and recall the many pleasant memories they had just experienced. Only then did many of us realize the debt of gratitude that we owed to Lee Chapman and the Ring Figure Com- mittee. It was indeed a weekend that will never be for- gotten. Count Basie provides the music for the Class of ' 65 paced weekend continued, the members of ' 65 escorted their dates to Crozet Hall to enjoy a delicious dinner before attending a hurried prac- tice of the figure. The long-awaited dance finally arrived and each member of the Class received his ring and a kiss from his date. The event was perfect. The setting was beautiful and the excitement ran high. The figure itself was unique and the diligent efforts of Phil Shu were most evident. After the big dance, the Class attended an- other party at the Mayflower ' s Pine Room. No one who attended is likely to forget the happy, wile NOMINATIONS FOR GRADUATION IN 1965 As June finally rolls around, marking the culmination of four years of singular effort, each graduating cadet suddenly finds himself at one of the high points of his life. All the painful mo- ments endured through his cadetship are forgotten in an instant, as that meaningful handshake confers the long-awaited diploma. Remembered instead are the iron-bound friendships, the knowledge gained, Ring Figure, Brother Rats, and the real Spirit of VMI. In the days to come, each will remember with great pride the contributions he made, and the advantages he derived from VMI. Four years are completed, and a way of life is ended, but those benefits gained will remain as long as the Institute is remembered. And those years are such that no man, having passed through them, shall ever forget their true value. The handshake for which one must work four years 4 The graduating class enjoys its last parade ■V Him H H m MBI MBMHI M Charles Louis Siegel, Jr. " Lou " White Stone, Virginia Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distin- guished Military Student 1; Class President 3, 2, 1; Executive Committee 3, 2, 1 ; General Committee 3, 2, 1; Rat Disciplinary Committee !l; Intramural Basketball, Softball, Swimming Volleyball; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; Timmins Music Society ), 2; Ring Committee; Ring Figure Committee. It didn ' t take long for any of our Brother Rats o realize which one of us would be the best man o lead us through what then seemed to be the our longest years of our lives. By the end of 3ur Rat year, we had chosen Lou to hold an office which would demand his time and de- motion. We have since found that the choice jve made was a wise one. It wasn ' t all smooth sailing for the " King, " or at the end of a successful Rat year he came ipon the realization that " if you play, you have to pay. " Lou quickly shrugged off the bonds of Servitude and went on to lead our class through ;very kind of catastrophe. When we think about how much time Lou has :pent with his many duties, it is amazing that ie has managed to remain high in his Civil engineering curriculum. There is no question n our minds that in the years ahead, Lou will ie as much a leader outside of VMI as he was luring ourfouryears atthe Institute. To a great Brother Rat " his class, the Class of 1965, wishes the success and luck in the world. I I Paul Phillip Shu " Phil " Knoxville, Tennessee Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1 ; Class Officer 4, 3, 2; Executive Committee 4, 3, 2; General Committee 4, 3, 2; Monogram Club 4, 3; Wres- tling 3, 2; Baseball 1; Track 4, 3; Intramural Football 2; Intramural Softball 2; ASCE 4, 3, 2; Ring Figure Magazine Circulation Manager 3; Fellowship of Christian Athletes 4, 3; Religious Council 4. Four years vice president of our class, varsity wrestler, track man and civil engineer, whose academic interests reach far beyond a drawing board, are only a few of the many achievements for which Phil Shu is known. We know him better for his accomplishments in behalf of our class, the Institute, and many people out- side VMI. Ratherthan studying outside barracks, Phil remains in his room at nights, not because conditions are conducive to good studying, but so that he can always be found by his Brother Rats who need his assistance. This is typical of the sincerity and devotion which Phil carries not just into class office, but into every phase of cadet life. Phil never stops putting forth his best effort, whether it be a wrestling match, a one-hundred-yard dash, football game, Ring Figure, class meeting, or party. Talented enough to write a humanities paper any LA would gladly claim, he imparts his knowledge to others, especially the children in his Sunday School classes. Yet of all the reasons why we respect Phil Shu, it is first because he is a man who stands up for what he believes. 1 I William Gregory Robertson " Albino " Lynchburg, Virginia Chemistry; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Captain (Commanding Officer First Battalion) 1 ; Distinguished Military Student 1; Class Historian 3, 2, 1 ; Executive Committee 3, 2, 1; General Committee 3, 2, 1; Intramural Football 4, 1, Basketball 4, Baseball 3, 1; ACS 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Area Advertising Manager for BOMB 3; Hop Committee 3, 2, 1; Investment Club 3, 2, 1; Lynchburg Club 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting Detail 3; Outstanding ROTC Cadet Award 3, 2. The Class of ' 65 can boast a true rarity, an albino Rat. Creeping from certain dank regions of Lynchburg, this Rat did not remain anonymous. Setting unprecedented records in horizontal lab sessions, he managed to rack up an impressivegradeaverageineach of his fouryears. He soon showed himself to possess a somewhat pleasing personality, as well as a photographic memory, and was elected class historian. A rather boisterous voice made his cheerful pres- ence known to all within the barracks maze. Later, a more strident note became evident as he entered the jungle of rank-seekers, but he emerged as a honcho to nobody ' s surprise. The combination of red face, white hair, and blue eyes gave him a patriotic appearance, but the real mark of this man was his casualness. The Albino became an expert at " dyking " him- self his Rat year and continued this habit into senior year. Casual also was his conduct during his Bermuda vacation where his considerable energy was directed towards inducing relaxation. THE : IRST :lass John Gilbert Aldous " Skip " Jacksonville, Florida Civil Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, Corporal 1 ; Cross Country 4; Indoor Track 4; Outdoor Track 4; Swimming 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; BOMB 4; Florida Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Susan 1; Cal- culus Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Cadet Assistant in Civil Engineering 1 ; Cadet Assistant in Swimming 1 ; FIP 1; Skin Diving Club 3, 2, 1 ; Ring Committee 3,2. " Aldo " is one of those few fortunate cadets who came to VMI prepared. His Buick, Honda, TV set, scuba gear, and boat have kept him ready for any and all emergencies, but having all these material things has not kept him from being one of the most generous and outgoing " Brother Rats " at VMI. His most respected asset has been the giving of himself. " Aldo " is the type of person who gives his friendship to everyone, and expects nothing in return. The Air Force, which is John ' s immediate goal after graduation, is certain to benefit from his many and varied abilities, as should Susan, his even more immediate goal. As " Aldo " has shown by his accomplishments as one of " Fish " Arnold ' s boys and by his military bearing and determination, he will never be satisfied with a second place position. Whatever his final goal in life, it is certain that he will attain it. We, his friends and classmates, wish him the best of luck. We hope that he will always remain the fine person we know and with whom we have lived. Granville Ray Amos " Granny " Culpeper, Virginia Civil Engineer; PLC; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Track 4, 3; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; ASCE 3,2, 1. Three years ago there came to VMI a future marine. He came as a CE, carrying a slide rule and a football. This June he leaves carrying these same tools, plus a marine Lieutenant ' s bars, a wedding band, and the nickname of the " Culpeper Flash. " Needless to say, in the background there has been the " Little Woman " we all know so very well. Unlike most of those who deserted their beloved, she has remained faithful. Thus, Granny ' s story is also the story of the girl in the little red Corvair. Granny will long be remembered by those who have known him because of his quick smile, which usually shows a wide gap for lack of teeth, and his amiable attitude to all those he knows. Possibly Granny will longest be remembered for his ninety-eight-yard touchdown jaunt against W M during his senior year, setting a new Southern Conference record— but this is not probable. Granny is the kind who forms fast, hard friendships. He never enforced the system, but by his quiet, powerful influence, the system was enriched. David William Arensdorf " Dave, " " Smiley " Alexandria, Virginia History; Infantry; Private 4; Lance Corporal ' A Corporal 2; Sergeant 1; Distinguished Militaii Student; Football 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Handball 2, 1 ; Intra: mural Tennis 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, Volleyba; 2, 1, Cross Country 3, 1, Basketball 2, 1, Wresn tling 2, 1 ; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Catholic Alts, Servers 4; Director 3, 2, 1 ; Catholic Choir tj Glee Club 4; Property Manager 3; Librarian |] Pep Band 4, 3; Drum and Bugle Corps 2; Bugles ' master 1 ; Cadet Bugler 3, 2, 1 ; VMI Bloodmobil I Committee 2, 1. In September 1961, a blonde, blue-eyeo Germanic-looking prospective cadet walkei into Jackson Arch. Dave came to VMI with smile that has lasted through four years C academic work. He was able to lighten th financial burden of his education by a Bugler ' Scholarship. Dave was an active individue: whose outside interests included intramurals musical, religious and community activities: A more than passing interest in intramura: athletics was justified by his athletic ability ii a wide range of sports and the Intramural Awari he received in his 2nd class year. A man with average grades, he demonstrated such a knacl for leadership at ROTC Summer Camp tha he was evaluated number one of the 184 cadets: in his company. The accompanying Outstanding Cadet award helped him realize one of his goals- When Dave first came to VMI he had three goals; to graduate from VMI, to obtain a regula ; army commission, and to marry his high schoo sweetheart. Dave has been one of the few cadets to keep his girl through four years o VMI. THE FIRS! clas: n ] A I Roy Phillip Ash " Phill " Williamsburg, Virginia Chemistry; Artillery; Private 4, 3,2,1; Monogram Club; Swimming; Intramural Football; Intra- nural Softball; American Chemical Society 4, 2, ; Selected to compete for Virginia Military nstitute College Bowl Team. : Phill came to VMI with chemical formulas in is head, books under his arm, and a pencil in is hand, prepared to embark upon his college areer. Soon after he passed through Jackson uch, however, several changes occurred. The hemical formulas were replaced with loud barks :f push-up instruction, which Phill followed arefully and practiced diligently. The books ' ere replaced with long, weighty objects with Jhich Phill spent many Saturday and Wednes- day afternoons. Several weeks, scores of miles, nd a multitude of belt buckles later, Phill mas- ked the push-up and the penalty tour. ' The world of academics and sports then teckoned to Phill, and not in vain. Hour upon lour of hard work in the pool was rewarded with is getting a varsity monogram in swimming, ■lany opposing teams were made aware of hill ' s presence during the butterfly event. tcademics were never a weakness for Phil!. Not inly did he grasp the subject matter of his own eld with ease, but he was always eager to xtend his knowledge through reading. This is erified by the fact that Phill was chosen as a emi-finalist in competition for a position on Mi ' s G. E. College Bowl team. . Because of these and many other gualifica- ons, Phill will certainly succeed in any field of ndeavor he wishes to pursue. W W Vs THS.RE John Wise Ayres II " Jack " Richmond, Virginia Biology; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, 1 ; Distinguished Academic Student 2; Distinguished Military Student 1; Swimming 4; Monogram Club 1; Athletic Trainer 3, 2, 1; American Academy of Science; BOMB Adver- tising Staff 3; Radio Club; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1. Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Jack arrived at VMI on a warm September day in 1961 scared and a little apprehensive. Shortly after his arrival this fear and apprehension turned to galloping horror because he had been introduced to the Rat Line. What followed for a while is too black to print, but mainly it consisted of a mixture of Arnold ' s swimming sessions, and an effort to be as inconspicuous as possible in an effort to minimize his participation in RDC meetings. As a third, he experienced the typical reali- zation that the Rat Line was not yet over. Posi- tions on the BOMB Staff and as athletic trainer consumed most of the time not spent studying, or goofing off. Starting in early September, he returned for this second class year because of fall football practice. This year he saw us nearly beat Navy, and he also saw his stars disappear. September 1964, found a happy face reporting for fall practice: for this was the last year. A losing football season and acceptance to Medi- cal School climaxed the last year of his captivity. ISfel - 8 o5 John Millard Butler Baillio " Brud " Virginia Beach, Virginia History; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2,1, Cross Country Champion 2; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Political Science Society 3; White Front Pie Shop 2; Society of Christian Athletes 3. The thirteenth of September 1961, not only marked a fateful day in the life of John Baillio, but also in the long history of our enamored stucco fortress. Unable to heed his brother ' s persistent warnings, Bruddy decided to leave the harsh and tormenting environment of Virginia Beach to embark upon a military education in the calm, serene atmosphere of VMI. It should take the Institute another one hundred-fifty years to recover from this shocking experience. Aside from taking justified leave of resurrec- tions and managing to alienate the aristocracy of barracks, his freshman year was rather un- eventful. In his third class year, a lasting friend- ship was struck between Bruddy and VMI ' s own amiable little carpenter— all over an in- significant little locker. Although Bruddy ' s life at VMI has not always been smooth, he has managed to enjoy his most unforgettable experience. The class of ' 65 wishes Bruddy the best of everything that life has to offer. pro I Harry Jerome Bartosik, Jr. " Fats, " " Ponderosa, " " Bart " Monessen, Pennsylvania Civil Engineer; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant, Echo Company Ex- ecutive Officer 1; Distinguished Military Student 1 ; Intramural Judo 4; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Newman Club 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 1; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, 1; Fire Fiqhtinq 2,1. Monessen, Pa. is not shown on most maps, but neither is Lexington. This seeme d to be the place for Bart. It had everything he wanted: beautiful girls, great entertainment, lots of ac- tivity, and most of all Polish sausages. However, on arriving he found the town lacked most of the frivolities. Ever since September 13, 1961, Harry ' s been trying to put on weight. He has done a fine job. Asa Rat, he quickly joined the Glee Club and drank his way into the hearts of all noted bar- room singers. When the third class year rolled around, we heard Ponderosa singing in the back room of the College Inn— standing or otherwise. During his sophomore year, he distinguished himself six times by being the recipient of the " Section Marcher of the Week Award, " which, in turn, made him eligible for receiving the " PT Commander of the Week Award. " During Minnesota Fats ' Second Class year he received the " Award " only one time. This was for leading his section into a vicious snowball battle outside NEB (cost: Clean Sleeves). (He did a lot of singing in barracks forthe next month.) Bart has always been a Brother Rat in the true sense of the word, and he will certainly be one of the best tankers ever to come from Pennsylvania. Robert Barrington Battista " Butch " APO New York, New York History; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1 ; Secretary of Executive and General Committees 1; Assistant Manager Varsity Baseball Team 3; Political Science Society 3, 2, 1 ; International Relations Club 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 1 ; Texas Club 4, 3, 2, 1. On September 13, 1961, Butch entered the Virginia Military Institute with one goal in mind. This goal, an Air Force career, will begin upon his graduation from VMI. He has spent the last four years preparing himself for the task ahead. Barry has a very good academic record as well as an excellent military record. Even though he has studied very hard, Butch has not missed the social aspects of VMI. Barry attributes his exceptional luck with blind dates to the military rank he has held. Since his Ratyear, Butch has been an important factor in many school clubs and organizations. This past year he was the president of the Sun- day thru Friday TV Club. His engineering feats have never been surpassed. No one will ever replace Butch as VMI ' s own " Recreation Room Electrician. " " Sky Fang " (another of Butch ' s nicknames) has excelled in the Flight Instruction Program at VMI. After only three trips up in the little civilian trainer, Butch felt he was ready for his solo. Upon being asked if he was nervous, Butch replied that there was nothing to it. Actually he was disappointed because it wasn ' t quite like " 12 O ' Clock High. " Fred Albert Bell III " Fubar " Portsmouth, Va. Biology; Artillery; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal Supply Sergeant 1; Intramural Football, So ball 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Tennis 3, 2, ] Volleyball 3, 2, 1, Handball 2, 1 ; Virginia Acader- of Science 3, 2; BOMB Staff 3; Tidewater CIH 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Hop and Floor Committee 3, 2, 1 ; Glii Club 3, 2, 1; Club 165; Salute Detail 2; HigU landers 1 ; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1. On the thirteenth day of September in 1981 there entered into VMI ' s ivy-covered clutch 1 certain composite cadet. This certain Rat po sessed the energy of a turtle, the slyness of a fc ' the stories of a fabler, and the brains of a witlin ' and when he wanted something it was usual food, a deck of cards, an " easier way, " or Ma Jane. Fred Bell III had arrived! This was four years ago, but, during his stc ' ■ at VMI, Fred has changed very little, except f the loss of hair on his head. Life for " Baldy " ha been a series of ups and downs here at th Institute- up from his bed, down to the PX, u from the PX, and back down in his bed. Although Fred has spent much of his cade ship in his beloved hay, he has also made a nam for himself in other respects. He has manage to squeeze good grades out of Doc Carroll an his cohorts. He has found time to shine hi shoes (via his trusty spray shine), and has con sequently worn stripes on his sleeves since h was a third classman. He has been a membe of the Hop Committee, Glee Club, and has bee a member of " The Highlanders. " Fred has evei found enough time to participate on most Charlie Company ' s intramural teams, indulgini in such rigorous sports as ping-pong. His favor ite sport, however, must be classed as football. THE FIRST CLASS ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■• " ■ uu 7 «» Richard Levin Belt II " Rick " Bellair, Ohio :ivil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, tergeant 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; kSCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4; Fire ■ ighters 3, 2; Rangers 2; Okinawa Club 3, 2, 1. Being totally unaware of what he was getting ito, Rick peered through the arch with dismay nd plenty of apprehension— but not for long, wo pairs of size eleven socks were on the way. i Rick, who always took the military to heart, laced great emphasis on the military aspects f the VMI life. Except for minor failings— " Mr. : elt, how could you forget your belt? " — Rick as always the " go-getter, " getting five extra lours of drill in each week. For this extra effort, 2 came within one point of being awarded a , ' ar ' s vacation. .After his Rat year, he settled down to the ore important aspects of VMI life. His studies ecame his number one interest. He became a .udent on a ten and one- half month a year basis. Now that the long hard struggle is coming to close, Rick sees a life in the military in his jture. Thomas Crowell Bethune, Jr. " TC, " " Beach, " " Papa Tee Chee " Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2. 1; Intramural Football 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; BOMB Staff 4, 3; Swine Bowl 2, 1 ; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1 ; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1. Within a few short months, " TC ' s " attitude toward the army, and the Institute, had become clear, and he has spent four years trying to achieve his goal— to get out! And now gradua- tion is here and " TC " is out. In the military aspect of VMI life, " TC " has progressed steadily. As a private— 4, 3, 2, 1— the " Beach " has shown a definite dislike for the military, but not so for the finer things in life. The girls have been many, and the water has flowed like beer, or vice-versa. But so far, the old Fox has managed to elude the grasp of his pursuers, and is still free and on the prowl. In spite of his many trips uptown, or to parts un- known, " TC " has managed to keep his grades up high enough to make graduating just a matter of time. This was accomplished in the face of strong opposition. The fact that he was able to manage so well in the face of this opposition is commendable in itself. " TC " will soon be employed and his experi- ence at VMI should stand him in good stead. Good luck, " TC " ! We know that the " Beach " will be heard from someday. Fred Thomas Bishopp, Jr. " Snag, " " Fred " Alexandria, Virginia Civil Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, Private 1; Intramural Football 4, 3,2,1; Intramural Basketball 4, 3,2,1; Intramural Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Staff Typist 4; Pioneer Investment Club 1 ; International Relations Club 1; Photogrammetry Society 2; Brookside 2; Cadet Waiter 2, 1; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3,2,1; Fire Fighters 2; Florida Migration Society 3, 2, 1 . Ole " Snag " came through the arch with a semi-toothless grin that was soon to make him famous. Despite numerous bouts with the RDC and trips to the Commandant ' s office, he still remains the smiling lad he was when he entered VMI. " Chubs " found his Rat year a necessary evil, and has been searching for better evils ever since. A member of the VMI spring migration society, " Snag " spent many an enjoyable eve- ning on the sandy beaches of Ft. Lauderdale. However, Fred ' s wings were finally clipped by Diane. ..but as he says, " do as I say, not as I do. " Despite being a member of " Morgan ' s Mathe- matical Manipulators, " he has found time to fit in a liberal artist ' s share of horizontal lab. Al- ways around when a party was in the offing, be it from Alexandria to San Francisco, Freddie kept his jovial spirits despite his abnormal share of less-than-stellar blind dates. Besides party life, a great deal of enjoyment was found in intramural sports including peanut butter jar throwing. Never an advocate of the military, he has re- mained a private, for all practical purposes, throughout his cadetship. v Al w 6 THWfc 1S17-W8 HtHMttMHMBMai J- w Colin Byron Blakemore " Semi Colon " Newport News, Virginia Chemistry; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Rat Cross Country; Indoor and Outdoor Track 4; Varsity Cross Country 3, 2; Varsity Track 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club; ACS 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Fire Fighting Detail 3. Four years ago, Colin migrated from the great swamps of Tidewater, Virginia to Lexington with the idea that life in a military college could not be as bad as everyone said it was. After the first week in that friendly place, he knew that life was not as bad as they said. It was far, far worse! It did not take him long to get acquainted with every room on the third stoop, and soon he was shown the way up the stairs to the RDC. Since his Rat year, C. B. has spent most of his time either playing with test tubes full of colored liquids in the Chemistry building or collecting cinders from various tracks across the state. As far as girls are concerned, Colin did not seem to be interested— except in one named Becky. It became a familiar sight to see the two of them together at dances, on corps trips and at track meets. We wish Colin the best of luck in life. With his ready smile, and his like of hard work, he will achieve everything he sets out to do. We can always call him a Brother Rat. Edward Lenon Bloxom " Butch " Newport News, Virginia Civil Engineering; PLC; Private 4, 2, 1, Lance Corporal 3; Intramural Swimming 4, Football 2; ASCE 4; Baptist Student Union 4, 3; Ranger Program 3, 2; VMI Band 4, 3, 2; Hop and Floor Committee 1. Backin ' 61 theworld ' s most enthusiastic Marine entered VMI. Expressing a previous knowledge in the art of merry music making, he was com- mandeered by Band Company where he spent three happy years. At the end of the third year, he was unjoyously and unceremoniously trans- ferred to the company of Lilliputians. While in Band Company and under the in- fluence of a counter Viet Cong fighter, he de- cided to join the Marine Corps. Like all good Marines who naturally have a basic love of the sea, he decided to enter the sinking ship of matrimony. This one-hundred twenty-four pound roaming bundle will long be remembered by everybody. Bodie Roland Bodenhiem " Bodie " Longview, Texas Biology; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Wrestli 4,3,2; Golf 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cheerleader 2, 1 ; Monogrt Club 1 ; Newman Club; Texas Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Gl Club 3, 2; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, 2,: ' Brookside 2. Hollywood has Jayne Mansfield, Washingtu has Lyndon Johnson, and VMI has Boo Bodenhiem. Bodie has made the scene at eve girls ' school, fraternity, and penalty tour fc " mation since he entered VMI. This bundle of energy, with his tremendoi: personality, has made countless numbers friends. He has left more girls behind him th; most of us ever met. If politicians had as mai connections as Bodie does, they could assu : themselves of a permanent tenure of office. ! Bodie has the intelligence and personal to make the most out of life, and you can be su that he will end up on the top of the heap. The class of 1965 will certainly miss Bodi ' He will always be remembered as a swell gu ' a good friend, and a true Brother Rat. THE FIRST CLASS ISHH HMMMHHHHI m -— James Orban Borden " Jimbo " Sewickley, Pa. Jivil Engineering; Armor; Lance Corporal 3; jwimming 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; ' itramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, iwimming 4, 3; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; Newman Club 1 : ankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1. " Jimbo " came to VMI with resolutions of ,aving a top academic record, sleeves full ;f stripes and a blank demerit sheet. H-O-W- :-V-E-R, resolutions were made to be broken— ometimes he passes, his sleeves are clean, d as for demerits— well everybody can ' t be erfect. His few athletic achievements came in swim- .ling during his freshman and sophomore years, hen he earned his numerals and monogram. In contrast to this, " Jimbo ' s " social achieve- lents read like his demerit sheet. He seldom pent a weekend outside the company of some sung lady. Dates to him were like a sporting ent, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose Td sometimes you get rained out. " Jimbo " gave up the idea of stripes after witching companies his second class year, lalizing it was useless while rooming with the rubs. So far " Jimbo " has held his own in the aca- ;mic ratings. Maybe that ' s the problem. But ' erything in " Jimbo ' s " record isn ' t as bad as e ' ve made it sound. The future is bright and II of many opportunities. We ' re sure " Jimbo " ill be ready when the big one comes along. Jerry Lee Borries " Karl " Ormond Beach, Florida Chemistry; Air Force; Private 4, 2, Lance Corpo- ral 3, Sergeant 1, Intramural Basketball 3, 2, Football 4, 3, 2, 1; ACS 3, 2, 1; Club 602, 1. White tennis shoes, a fire-engine-red sports coat, and three days ' growth of beard describe who? The one and only German war ace by way of Daytona, oops, Ormond Beach, Florida, Jerry Lee " Karl, Smallmouth " Borries! This small portrait of the number one funny man of Club 60 just gives one a fleeting glimpse of the type of humor and the pedigree of personality which Jerry presents. Always ready with a classic answer to everything, Jerry has pursued his college education with an eye toward making the best out of every adverse situation. Karl has been a diligent student, a leader in athletics, and a man of military stature, as well as a member of Club 60— a small discreet group of hell-raisers inhabiting a well-known corner of barracks. Jerry, while complaining with the best, is the first to realize what the Institute has given him after four years: a diploma and a solid background in the school of hard knocks. We all wish Karl the best of luck! Lewis Roy Boynton " Lew " Manassas, Virginia English; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3. Private 2, 1; Rat Baseball 4; Varsity Baseball 3, 2; Intramural Basketball 4,3,1; Newman Club 2, 1; PLC USMC 4. 3,2, 1; Charles J. Anderson Scholarship, Northern Virginia Club 3, 2, 1. Being the son of a Sgt. Maj. USMC, Lew saw a lot of traveling on the east coast, attending three different high schools before choosing VMI for his alma mater. Here he majored in English and minored in the RDC his Rat year. Although he was a hard worker in and out of the classroom and on the baseball diamond, Lew found a little spare time to take advantage of some of the fun to be had at VMI. Such things as " Happy Hour " in the PX, the CI, and the girls ' schools in the area are but a few. He was, however, considerably slowed down by a certain young lady from New Jersey. After two long, hot summers in the PLC program at Quantico, Virginia, he will receive his commission in the Marine Corps. After that, law school is a possibility, but no matter what career he chooses, in the military or the business world, we know his determination and character will bring him success. W AS TrttRE U ( ' Clyde Wesley Bragg, Jr. " The Camel " Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineering; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Mono- gram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2; IEEE 2; Richmond Club 4, 3,2, 1; Cadet Rec- reation Committee 2, 1, In the fall of ' 61, Clyde entered Lexington with dreams of going to college. As he and his Brother Rats soon found out, these four years were to be different. His Rat year passed without much eventful happening, and pretty soon Clyde returned to confront the electrical engineering department in earnest. In the midst of the long, dry year of ' 62- ' 63, a certain young lady from Madison began to exert a rather strong influence on Clyde ' s life. After a summer at RPI, to see what civilian life was like, Clyde made up his mind that these last two years would be spent traveling to Har- risonburg, and perfecting his ability to goof off. Both were extremely successful and, that summer before his first class year, Ruth tied the twelfth loop in the hangman ' s noose. The last year was spent earnestly watching the days go down from 270, as June 13th approached. At graduation Clyde leaves VMI for a two- month visit on the Outside, before the thirteenth loop is completed, and he is ready to resume life with a permanent OC. Henry Hester Brant " Henri " Marion, Virginia History; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 3, 2, 1 ; Wrestling 3, 2, 1 ; Tennis 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Southwest Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Ring Figure Committee 2; Class Party Chairman 2; Flight Instruction Program 1; Blockrunners Club 2. In room 164 near salley port lives one of the most popular members of the first class. Al- though he has enjoyed many nicknames, he is known to his friends as Henri. The trip from room 448 to 164 has been long and interesting for Henri. During our Rat year, his " purple Jesus " became famous on the fourth stoop. In his third class year, he was the " master planner " of 368. Everyone remembers his many rope tricks as a second, and this year he became the " merchant " of the first stoop. He was a constant dater his first three years at the Institute, but 1964 finds all of Henry ' s time occupied by the two small letters " DD. " Carrying the " A " Company guidon, Henry is the first man on the field at all Virginia Military Institute parades. As a member of the Ring Committee, he did a great job organizing the fabulous Ring Figure party in Roanoke. An avid supporter of all sports and social functions at the Institute, Henry is one of the chief exponents of our class. The best of everything to a great Brother Rat and a great guy. THE FIRST CLASS Jan Carroll Brueckmann " Mox " Berlin, Maryland English; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Distinguish Military Student 1; Intramural Ping-Pong Horizontal Lab Society 4, 3, 2, 1; ICC For Letters; Early Episcopal Church Detail; Ocee City Snowman ' s Assn.; Washington, D. C. Clu The Ocean City Flash made his unspectaculu entrance into VMI on that well-rememberer! September in 1961. He soon became known E 1 the dyke of that notorious and popular individu l known as " Semox. " Although he didn ' t w : ; any laurels as a Rat, he emerged with at lea:: one part of his anatomy tougher than the res! and a nickname that stuck with him througho. his cadetship. As a Third, his academic record was improve by virtue of his Fine Arts labs, Horizontal lab: and Mail-room checks. As a teller of tales, 9 fascinated his scientific roommates with storis of speed trips on back roads in hot-rod car: The best thing that ever happened to this citizer ' soldier occurred during his second class ye; at Mid- winters hops in the form of a dark-haireii blue-eyed beauty from Washington, D. C. wh soon had him in tow. Despite frequent weekend excursions to D. O ' - he finished third in his platoon at summer came which earned him a DMS rating. Though H thought that rank was nice, no gold ever cam: his way as a cadet. At Christmas this year, hi ' engagement to that Washington beauty mad: his life complete. The " Mox " will be re membered by his Brother Rats for his goo humor, generosity, saddled hats, and weird des ' ornaments. Withers Anderson Burress " Whiz " New Market, Virginia History; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; ntramural Ping-Pong 1; Lutheran Club 4; Civil War Round Table 3; Alumnus 3, 2, 1; Archers lub Chairman 2, 1 . Whiz, one of the original New Market cadets, came to us in our sophomore year, took his ■ " irst Class privileges, and quickly became a oy and delight to the entire Class of ' 65. One of A hiz ' s Rat instructors, T. J. Jackson, said to A hiz, " You may be whatever you resolve to i e. " Whiz has taken him up on it, being a good :ard player, bird hunter, archer, golfer, and itudent. (When he puts his mind to it.) Many of Whiz ' s escapades are legendary, " he rockets in the rooms and across the court- ard, the mysterious dead birds in the back of he chemistry building, his participation in the falloween take-over of barracks, all exemplify A hiz ' s well-rounded character. There is always he tempering influence of one Sandra, who is a egular visitor to the Institute and one with an mderstandably great influence on Whiz. ; There is a serious side to counter-balance A hiz ' s humorous side. Under all the conniving here lies a good mind, capable of deep thought, ind a studious presentment. He is quick to emember a small incident, whether to enter it in a test paper, or use it to joke with someone. We all will miss Whiz, but, to be sure, he can be ound on the golf course in the summer and the i oods in the winter. Uncle Jack, Uncle Charlie, Jncle Pinky, and Father Bill can all be proud of Vithers as he keeps the name of Burress as- ociated with Virginia Military Institute in the inest traditions. Joseph Edward Bush " Joe Snake " Roanoke, Virginia Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; Distinguished Military Student; Honor Court 1 ; Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Co-captain 1 ; Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Basketball 4; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1, Sec.-Treas. 2, President 1; Intramural Basketball 3, 2, 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Athletic Council Representative 2, 1; Club " 60 " 2, 1; Roanoke Club 2, 1 ; Southwest Virginia Club 4, 3. Not being able to contain himself until the day of matriculation, Joe arrived at VMI fourteen days ahead of schedule. Chuckling Charlie quickly took the William Fleming star under his command and bred him for the " Lineman of the Game " award at the Virginia Tech game. From this breeding ground, Joe worked his way to a starting birth with Coach McKenna ' s Keydets for the next three years and was co-captain his first class year. That number " 88 " seemed to attract many fair young maidens from near and far — as did number " 6 " during baseball season. Ole Joe has always been a real lady ' s man during the fall and spring. It has been during Joe ' s free time that he ac- quired the nickname " Snake " — many a friend has fallen by the wayside because Josie didn ' t know how to fight them off. Joe doesn ' t " snake " on purpose — the girls just won ' t let him alone. As a member of Club " 60 " Josie has made many a trip to the " Sugar Shack " to work on his AB degree. The " great white pike " also gained military honors along with academic achievements during his four years. William Baldwin Bynum " Froggy, " " Bear " Nassawadox, Virginia Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Football 4; Football 3; Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1; Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Waiter 2, 1 ; Maxwell Scholarship 4, 3, 2; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Apartment Club 2; White Front Bakery 2. Once upon a time, there lived a great big bull- frog on a great big lily pad called the Eastern Shore. Time came for the froggy to leave his lily pad, and to go to college. Two strokes and three hops later, VMI got its first look at the world ' s largest amphibian. It has never re- covered from the shock. While at VMI, Bill has distinguished himself in several fields, most of which cannot be mentioned within these pure pages, but who could ever forget Club 48 ' s best bartender or the White Front ' s most congenial host? Bill has compiled an academic record which few of us can match. This can be attributed to his immense powers of concentration and strong sense of responsibility. While on an excursion back to the home pond of the Chesapeake Bay one summer, Mr. Frog found the fair young damsel whom we are sure will some day be Mrs. Frog. Alas, all of his world travels were in vain, for he met his match in his own backyard. He swears that his future plans are uncertain, except for Mary Sue, that is. Whatever they may be, his Brother Rats wish him tons of luck and millions of little tadpoles. V V Uf THERf 11kS Duncan McClintic Byrd, Jr. " Joe, " " Ponda Grossa " Warm Springs, Virginia Civil Engineering; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 4, 1, Softball 4, 2, 1 ; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; Fire Fighters 2, 1 ; Cadet Waiter 2, 1 ; Gim Company 3; Club 255 2; Skid Row 1. Joe " Ponda Grossa " Byr d came from, what you might call, just over the hill. He was the second in line of the Byrd clan to come to this hallowed hall, and you might think he would have known better. Joe no sooner got here than he began to wonder, as we all did, what in the hell he was doing here. But Joe was convinced by many that this was the life for him. Pondo ' s Rat year passed rather uneventfully. Being a quiet, shy guy who made his share of mistakes and worked hard, he came through with flying colors (rebel colors). It is hard to forget Joe as a third. We all remember " one- step-half-step " crutching his way to class with his books tucked neatly in his homemade satchel. The many months on pledge and crutches convinced Joe that the evils of drink were the ruination of man— until he moved one stoop down and into the immortal walls of 255. The trash chute will never be the same. Party time came to VMI at last. All the tales of night life were finally coming true, especially in 255. Academics never bothered Joe and neither did girls. Joe made academics look easy, and Linda always seemed to know how to handle the " Warm Springs Flash. " Joe has never lost sight of his objectives. He ' ll have his diploma, his girl, and a future. We will all agree as time goes by that Joe Byrd, our Brother Rat, has been a credit to our class and to the Institute. David Walter Bywaters II " Dave " Dallas, Texas Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Rat Football 4; Intramural Football 3, 2, 1 , Base- ball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, 2, 1; Cadet Staff 3, 2; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; International Relations Club 3, 2- Texas Club 4,3, 2, 1. The " Smallest Texan " entered VMI on that September afternoon in 1961. It was really an anticlimax to him after spending the two previous weeks at early " rat " football. After learning how to march, late in November, Dave finished his " rat " year with an expert knowledge of the military system— keep hidden, and maybe no- body will notice your mistakes. During his third class year, David was one of the few true third class privates in Delta Com- pany. It was a shame to see him change into a military man. No one would have ever thought that his shoes really could be shined. Anyway, that transition occurred at the end of his third class year. David ' s second class year was one of a digni- fied corporal. Excluding the Richmond Corps Trip, Turkey Day, general permit at the College Inn, and a few more, David was that omnipotent second class ranker. As luck would have it, Dave studied the right things and ended up with the long end of the stick in the biology depart- ment. Susie, Sherrie, " Mouse, " and Pattie were so proud of his grades that he was left without a date for " Finals. " Good luck, Dave! Raymond Archie Carpenter, Jr. " Scoad " Fredericksburg, Virginia History; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Disciplina ; Committee 1; Intramural Football 3, Basketbi 3; ASCE 4, 3; VMI Cadet Feature Editor 2, Wesley Foundation 4, 3; Civil War Round Tabi 1 Vice President 4, 2, President 3, 1; VMI Rec mental Band 4, 3, 2, 1 ; VMI Commanders 2, " New Market Re-enactment 2; Armed Forced Club 4, 3; Trouble 4, 3, 2, 1. From illegal raids on the battlefield parks Fredericksburg, to similar ones at The Hill • Science came our Ray. One of the most nr torious of these raids stems from his capaci ' as star drummer for the Commanders. It seen- 1 that a certain West Point Captain saw fit I inspect a rather damp busload of said Corr manders in which our hero was included. Always ready for anything, Ray spent on ' happy but hungry summer dwelling in Richmon ' and the spring furloughs in Ft. Lauderdale Though he succeeded in staying away from th ' law, it might be noted that he continually foun himself, unexplainably, in the position of havin ' too many dates for the same night. As a first classman he was the Band Compan representative to the RDC. We might adn ; that this was also true of his Rat year. He ha: 1 three other notable attributes: (1) he is a War buff and gun collector; (2) he is a membe of the Four Year Privates Club; and (3) he is an all-around good guy . . . THE FIRST CLASS Hfl w h r . William Heath Cather, Jr. " Hayseed " Birmingham, Alabama listory; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Basket- ,all 4; Varsity Basketball 3, 2, 1; Basketball; ootball; Tennis; Political Science Society 2, 1; iternational Relations Club 2, 1; Civil War [lound Table 3; Pioneer Investment Club 2, 1. In 1961 " Hayseed " came to us straight from ie iron ore mines of Birmingham with the red lay still between his toes. He quickly adapted 3 the history curriculum, being the only au- lority on George Wallace in the department. As a Rat, Bill and his comrades spent many a .ight keeping the thirds out of their room after aps, and then if things got a little dull there was Iways playtime in room 412. During his third lass year the G. C. finally put a stop to being n the fourth stoop after taps. During his third class year the inevitable appened— Bill and Munger parted and he swore lat he would never let it happen to him again, or two years he was true to his word, but then e learned that the best things come in large ackages. At least Lyl can last through Ring igure without getting sick. ■ In all seriousness, Bill is one of those guys nat would do anything for a Brother Rat, and is memory will linger like a " dream " for many 2ars to come. ' f W« THERE St! - 8fa5 Owen Stirling Chambers " Owen " Beaufort, South Carolina Electrical Engineering; Platoon Leaders Class; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Regi- mental Sergeant Major 1 ; Swimming 4, 3; Track 4; Intramural Swimming 4, Football 4, Volley- ball 2; IEEE 3, 2, Vice Chairman 1; BOMB 4; Lutheran Club 4, 3, 2; Timmins Music Society 1 ; Hop and Floor Committee Electrician 1; Armed Forces Club 2, 1; Tanber 1964 2; Presidential Honor Guard 2. Belying a Javelin-Body, rangy exterior, the Javelin-Body found himself swimming rather than running. He managed to survive Superfish ' s aquatic torture chamber for two years and then turned his full attention to the mysteries of the Electrical Disciplinary Committee. Further evidence of his stamina are evidenced by the two highly fascinating summers spent under the tutelage of those kindly Marine sergeants at Quantico. With such an outstanding record of endurance, it was with sad eyes that his Brother Rats observed his slow but sure demise. In the fall of his third class year, a young woman began plotting his fall. By means of invidious weekends at hops and at D. C, his breath began to wheeze like the faithful old Chrysler that carried him to his final rendezvous. Other difficulties undermined our hero ' s determination. Cast into the barren hills of Virginia, there no longer existed the time for enjoying the ski slopes of Germany and Italy. Instead OS found himself sublimating by writing regimental orders full of rare wit. It has been this wit, coupled with endurance and efficiency, that has enabled him to find solace in Paul ' s rather than the beer halls of Munich. Irving Lee Chapman III " Lee " Norfolk, Virginia English; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1 ; Honor Court 2, Presi- dent 1 ; Track 4; Intramural Handball 2, 1 ; BOMB Staff 4, 3; Pioneer Investment Club 2, 1; Rin g Committee; Ring Figure Chairman; International Relations Club 4, 3; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Flo-jo 2. Here ' s a boy that you wish there were a lot more of in barracks. His time has not been his own and there are few of us who don ' t owe him our thanks. As chairman of the Ring Committee he gave us one of the two most waited for weekends in our four years at VMI. He did a job that will be hard to surpass. He represented the class on the Honor Court our second class year, and our final year he was accorded what some think is the highest honor at VMI, Presi- dent of the Honor Court. Lee ' s extracurricular activities have pretty well confined him to the Staunton-Lexington- Charlottesville area, but for obviously adequate reasons. Though often distracted by this activ- ity, his grades would never show it as he has constantly been near the top in the English Department. His plans for the future are the Army, then graduate school in Business. He ' ll do well in both, and nothing need be said for his later success. ■ ' Wayne Douglas Chiles Richmond, Virginia Mathematics B.S.; Artillery; Private4,3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1 ; Distinguished Academic Student 3, 2, 1 ; Distinguished Military Student 1 ; Honor Court 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 3, 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, 2,1; Softball 3, 2,1, Tennis 2,1 ; Mathematics Club, President 1; Salute Detail 2,1; Fire Fighting Detail 3, 2, 1 ; Richmond Club 4, 3,2,1; Club 165; Charter member of the Magnificent Seven. Little did his Brother Rats suspect that good ole Chiles, W.D., along with 6 other disciples of the " More Fun On Hop Weekends and other VMI Activities through the Consumption of Stimulating Organic Fluids Committee, " would turn out to be a hypocrite. However, as the long, cold, dry winter of ' 62 set in, there was little doubt that the latter would be the case. For not a single Brother Rat had any antifreeze for his own personal radiator. After the spring thaw, however, many of his Brother Rats realized that Wayne was not really such a bad guy after all, and they even began talking to him. In fact, they soon elected him to be a " second class spook. " When one considers that the end of the year found him wearing stars, ' 62 could not have been all bad for good ole Brother Rat Chiles. Now Wayne, being the diligent person he is, was not content with being a " second class spook " and he decided to pass the following year and become a regular first class " haunting- hound. " In the meantime, Cadet Chiles, al- though a staunch Artillery man as far as M.S. was concerned, was also known to be an avid armor man. Alton Andrew Clark " Andy " Ellicott City, Maryland Civil Engineering; Armor; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distinguished Military Studentl ; Swimming 1 ; ASCE4,3,2, 1 ; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 2, 1 ; Fire Fighting 3, 1 ; Tankers Platoon 1. " Gunner— shot— 2,000— traverse right— steady- on. " These words and similar fire commands are what everyone thinks of when they think of old TC himself, Andy Clark. No matter where Andy was — from his dreamland visions of leading the third Armor Division into Moscow to the second class sins— you always knew Andy was right on target. Andy came to the VMI from the land of white porch steps, National Beer, and the most famous block in the world in order to become the Chief of Staff and to do a little Civil Engineering as an extracurricular activity. Andy has shown his perseverance by sticking to his guns. The Baltimore buzzard has been a devoted buddy to all of those whom he knew and always had a smile for everyone, except the brigade of instructors in Math 211, and the ROTC instruc- tors who gave him pop quizzes. Andy is approaching the realization of attain- ing two of the three big goals he had set for himself: becoming a VMI alumnus and a regular army officer. His third dream— changing the name of the Baltimore Orioles to the Baltimore Rangers— is still a long way off. Best of luck to you, Brother Rat. Remember that all of those who know you would be proud to serve with a true friend and Broth er Rat! Frederic Worth Cochran " Fred " Suffern, New York Mathematics B.S.; Artillery; Private 4, Lan ; Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1 ; Rat Footbc Inramural Football; Volleyball; Math Club 2, From the northern confines of Mahwah, Nfi Jersey, came the southern accented Yanke, Fred arrived at the VMI " country club " with af I set of golf clubs and a twinkling eye. Finding | need for the golf clubs, he sent them home. Fm remained and pledged himself to be a cadi leading a life of ease. As much as possibjj Fred has continued to be the Southern Gentl man of ease from the North. Finding no reasc to restrict himself to any one girl, Fred play life and love as freely as any cadet could expe to do. Fred has always been available for help to ai of his Brother Rats and fellow Cadets. Morethi; onc e, Fred has insured the safety of one or mo of his Brother Rats on a Saturday night or after party such as was held in the Pine Room. No man likes to wander all his life and Fre ' too, decided (or had decided for him) to sett i down. A cute blonde named Jeanne has final -i netted Fred, and he has resolved himself to I quiet life of domestic bliss upon graduation. Whatever Fred should happen to decide on a a lifetime career will be that at which he can woi with a sense of enjoyment. Hail, Brother Rat an the best of everything to you and Jeanne! THE FIRST CLASS ., " ■• ! ss John William Cocke " Johnny " Lynchburg, Virginia 3iology; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Volleyball 3; Football 3, 2; Virginia Academy of Science 2, 1; Lynchburg Club 4, 3, 2, 1. Coming to VMI, John Cocke already had quite 3 lot to live up to! " Lover Boy " and " Snowman " Were quite appropriate names for ole John during his first two years. Just ask Sandra, Sarbara, Charlanne, Norma, Sheila, Martha, Pat, or Charlotte. But then came the summer of 1963 md Miss " They said it couldn ' t be done. " No one really believed this was " the one, " but Joan nas stood the test of time and is now wearing hat forever sacred diamond. ' His Rat year John was known as the " Smiling 3at, " but, after all, has there ever been a Lynch- burg rat that really strained? In the military, John found a place among the true four-year orivates and is quite proud of it. Academically, John has made a name of being willing to keep ight on plugging, no matter how great the odds. Johnny will always be remembered for his inique personally autographed pictures, and lis ever present " sweet nothings " floating hrough the evening air as he studied in his oom. ■ To all his Brother Rats, John ' s name will ilways be one of a fine friend and a true Brother at. So we bid farewell, wishing Joan and John i future filled with the best of all that ' s good ind success in their every endeavor. Duane Lowell Conques " Duane " Fairfax, Virginia History; Air Force; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Football 4; Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 1, Volleyball 1; Northern Virginia Club, Treasurer 3, President 2, 1 ; Washington Bus 1. An Air Force brat left " God ' s country " ex- pecting to last only a few weeks at VMI because of the many horrible tales heard a bout the prison on the hill, but Alumni Hall is all that remains to be conquered before the world gets its turn. A lover of Northern Virginia, he was always plotting a trip to Fairfax or telling his Brother Rats how great the girls and football were there. Duane ' s affection for his hometown and his interest in the people of the area resulted in his becoming the head of the most distinguished organization in barracks. As president of the Northern Virginia Club, he spent many hours organizing such famous parties as the 1963 Christmas party remembered for its collection hats and " chances on a fifth. " We are sure that, when he looks back on his years at VMI, the most pleasant memories will be his experiences with the " Hi-Fi " nine. The southern trips, the rube-calling, the chubbette candy bars and oranges, and his constant enemies— the umpires— all contribute to three wonderful seasons. Duane is prepared for his venture into the service, and he may make it a career. Whether in Air Force blue, or in civilian life, he should give a good account of himself. Jack Carlton Cook " Jack " Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, Corporal 2, First Sergeant 1; Swimming 4; Tennis 4; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Swimming 4, Tennis 2, 1, Softball 2, 1 ; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Newman Club 4, 3, 2; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Hop Committee 1; Floor Committee 3, 2; Richmond Club 4,3,2,1. When Jack came to VMI, he was totally un- aware of what he was getting into. He soon found out what life at the Institute was like. Coming from a military high school, Jack de- cided to be an " MS " major rather than an aca- demic major. So he set out to become a leader, but not the type he wanted to be. Jack led the assault of the troops on summer school. His undying efforts in military endeavors caused him to be rather " deficient " in academic credits. After a few bouts with summer school, Jack made it to his First Class year. He came back on Cadre to start the year off right. During the year, he managed to take weekends, go to hops, get a job, goof off, get his room flooded, get engaged, and still find time to make decent grades. Best of luck in the future to both you and Ethel Marie. We are sure that the future will be wonderful for both of you. V AI w« THt E i m- W8 John Calvin Craddock " John " Alexandria, Virginia Civil Engineer; Armor; Private 4, 2, 1, Lance Corporal 3; Rat Track 4; Rat Cross Country 4; Varsity Track 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Intramural Basketball 4, Football 4, 3; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; Advertising Staff Ring Figure Magazine; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Commandant ' s Paper Boy Club 3; Armed Forces Club 4, 3; Cadet Waiter 1. Some people say VMI builds character, that the Rat Line builds character, the G.C. E.C. build character, and confinement and P.T. ' s build character! John is still looking for his character! During his Rat year, John looked highand low for his character, taking trips on the E.C. and G.C. rockets, and marching P.T. ' s back and forth in front of barracks! He even looked up- town after taps for his character!! He almost found it his third class year after hearing that you could build character by helping others. It seems that the Commandant was having troubles with newspaper service. So, John and a tew of his Brother Rats decided to help him out. They brought him six months of back issues ... in one night!!! However, this didn ' t work for he failed to get the character recognition he needed! So.ontobiggerthings. He spent three months as a slash corporal but, again, this wasn ' t the answer, and he ' s been a buck private ever since —still looking! William McAvoy Cranford " Mac " Arlington, Virginia Biology; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Private 1 ; Rat Social Committee 3, 2; Gymnastics 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Volleyball 3; Scuba Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Florida Migration Society 2, 1; VAS 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 1; International Relations Club 1. Here we are at the last minute, as usual, trying to grind out a record of Mac ' s last three years at VMI. There istheusual introductory sentence about coming through the arch on the 13th of September, 1961, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Face it, boys, we ' re writing about an unusual character and we will have to do it in a way that corresponds. He has had his share of class parties, club parties from Florida, to Richmond, to Washing- ton, and he has never failed to show up the morning after trying to find out if he had a good time the night before, as is the case with many of us. Mac is inclined toward the good life. Unfortunately, a number of summer schools has been the necessary price paid. Frustrating bouts with visions of military grandeur have to be included in Mac ' s history, yet as a first classman, Mac has displayed the vintage attitude of the old corps first. He has settled forthree stripes near his cuff. Since Cloud spends most of his time off in the air, it was logical for him to join the VMI circus — the gymnastic team. Mingled with Biol- ogy labs, there was enough time for him to hold down a part time job as special consultant to the barracks representative for scaly mattress company. Paul Edwin Crawford " Paul " Ashland, Kentucky History; Air Force; Private 4, 3, Corporal !. Sergeant 1; Intramural Football 4, 3, Volleyba 4,3, Basketball 4, 3,1. Paul came from the hills of Kentucky to joi 1 the force of the citizen soldier as an electricf engineer and a regular Air Force officer. H- quickly learned that E. E. was more than screwing in a light bulb; therefore, before he threw o™ switch, he switched to history. He soon dis i; covered that the planes of the U. S. were lacking the sufficient power to haul tremendous bulk • (Paul ' s address book), but that the Navy ha ; tremendous hauling capabilities, hence Pau pulled his second switch unbeknown to the Ai Science Department. His four years were filled with discoveries 1 His most prevalent discovery was that of the wil I ways of women. Using the methods of trial anc: error and extensive testing, he has finally fount, the right one. Paul will long be remembered as the " Ra in fatigues " and " the Rat in the balcony of the State Theatre. " Through these and the annua. January to June crises, Paul emerged in trueil " Kentucky Colonel " fashion. When Paul receives his diploma and drives- away in his new Malibu, VMI will be losing i favorite son, but the world will be receiving afinc citizen soldier. THE FIRST CLASS; ■■■hvs Frank Edward Crawley III " Frank " Richmond, Virginia °hysics; Air Force; Private 4, 2, 1, Lance Cor- ooral 3; AIP 3, 2, 1 ; Fire Fighting Detail 3; Cadet ;anteen 4, 3, 2, 1. If it hadn ' t been for Jeffrey Oop ' s inspiring iiscourse on Virginia Military Institute at a Rich- mond Recruiting Rally, we might not have been privileged with Frankie as a " Brother Rat. " After considering Duke and North Carolina State, he decided to pursue his physics career in i more sedate manner. , His first year was uneventful, but this only .tdded to his already rising potential. Torn be- ween " being a neat guy and believing in the ..ystem, " he chose the former and finally made lis reputation at the third class party. , After a trip to Southern Seminary, Frankie ound that he could be as tall as he wanted to be. Jesides a Semmite, Frankie has seen a bit of Madison and Long wood gals. Attheendof each veekend with one of his current flames, our good uddy would turn on a Johnny Mathis Album, :limb into a warm rack, and plan the wedding :eremony. He is now an expert on weddings, laving planned so many. Being the " hammer and tong " man that he is, ' rankie ' s unyielding drive will produce many eturns in later life. Donald Lloyd Cummings " Don " Denville, New Jersey History; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, Supply Sergeant 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Pioneer Investment Club 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; International Re- lations Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Baden Powell Society 3; New Market Re-enact- ment 2. On that sunny September day in 1961, Don exchanged the green hills of Morris County for the greener hills of Rockbridge County. Like the rest of us, he didn ' t comprehend what his cross- ing those hills meant. His first year at the Institute was something to be noted. In fact, it was a wonder that he ever made it to his third class year. Don had one of the worst academic experiences imaginable. But that tragedy ignited the spark that carried him to successontheHillandinthe Stables. By the end of his second class year Don stood number ten in the History Department. He also earned a DMS, and when he returned in September he had a saber at his side. Whatever the man from Denville does, we can be sure that when we meet him again in Alumni Hall, his ability to apply himself to any task and to produce excellent results will have aided him on his way toward success in life. And so, Brother Rat, we expect you to use your talents in ad- vancing not only the name of the Institute, but also yourself. - ' ) Augustine Ivanhoe Dalton, Jr. " Buddy " Richmond, Virginia Chemistry; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Fencing 2, 1; Football 4, 3; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1; I.M. Grubb Society 3, 2, 1 ; Two-CH Haircut Commit- tee 2. A mad high school chemist arrived at the Insti- tute one September day in the year 1961. In the next short four years, Buddy was able to fulfill his boyhood dream— a full-fledged member of Colo- nel Ritchey ' s gang. Bud, in his Rat year, was able to come up with such academic accomplish- ments as the Dalton Theory— not ony did it apply to gases, but to any other subject that was at hand. With his continual efforts in the lab (third and second class) Buddy mastered the art of lab technigue. This, the desk tops and ceiling could vouch for. Getting older, he opened his mind to broader ideas. He proceeded to snow a lily of the neighboring fields of Richmond. Bud, known for his Brother Rat spirit, was able to make many a friend in his short stay at a place he considered heaven. He was able to improve upon his academic work from year to year. That near " B " average will, we are sure, enable Buddy to go on to higher education. Augustine Ivanhoe Dalton will always be remembered as the mad lab technician of the most infamous chemistry section to arrive, to study, and to leave the halls of Maury-Brooke hall. VM WAS TrttRE f • WBm Thomas Charles Davis " Tom " Jacksonville, Florida Chemistry; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; ACS 1; Baptist Student Union 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club 3, 2; Fencing Team 2; Cadet Waiter 1 ; Salute Detail 2; Fire Fighter 3. Nobody exactly knows why Tom left the Uni- versityot Floridaand a cuteyoung girl in Jackson- ville to come to VMI on that bleak September morning in 1962. Tom found life as a third class Rat in Section 3KI anything but easy. These young chemists expected the utmost of excel- lence from the " Rat, " and Tom strove to meet their demands. After an unexpected haircut his second class year, Tom displayed a quality which few men would have shown under the circum- stances. A quiet, unknown visit to the Com- mandant ' s Office saved many of the Brother Rats of ' 65 from a penalty which would have scalped the barbers. Throughout the three years that Tom has been here, many obstacles have barri- caded the path toward graduation. Tom ' s good nature, his determination and ambition have survived the storm. A warm and friendly guy, Tom has never turned his back on anybody who asked for help. Tom has successfully run the gauntlet and finished Colonel Ritchey ' s Organic Course with many of us. To Tom and Judy, for whom the wedding bells will toll soon after June 13, we wish the best of luck for a successful future. May your biggest problems be dirty test tubes and baby bottles. Robert Hardin Deaderick III " Bob " Richmond, Virginia Chemistry; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, Private 1; Wrestling 2, 1; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, Swimming 4, 3, 2, 1 ; ACS 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Waiter 1 ; Fellow- ship of Christian Athletes 3. The Grey Ghost really missed something when he played around in the Virginia hills! He should have taken lessons from Bob. The state ' s women students have been snowed by this great Con- federate gentleman from Richmond and he has also managed to score in other respects. Beginning his military and academic life at the VMI, " Boulder " started the grind in Mathe- matics. Finding test tubes prettier than the ex- pressions of his instructors, he transferred to Chemistry. Becoming interested in many things all at once is a rough task. R. H. hit a wide variety of events, and he scored well in the outcome. Southern Sem brought him a slight deviation from the norm when his " Philly " decided to look around. On the mats, Bob ' s studious eye fol- lowed the tangled knots of the wrestling team. Then, his " waiting experiences " brought forth the tragedies of the tray. Throughout this fight for knowledge, he has done particularly well. Bob has proven himself very talented in all fields, but with his real interests in only a few important ones: chemistry, politics, and the fair maidens. He has made himself an inspiring character who is always willing to attempt the impossible, and at the same time to show a great amount of under- standing. His love for the VMI has been ex- pressed in his strong feeling for a good class system, a good Rat Line, and, of course, his hoarse voice following Cheer Rallies. Harvey Lewis Dent, Jr. " Lou " Radford, Virginia Biology; Air Force; Private 4, 3, Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science 3, 2, 1 ' BOMB 3; Band 4, 3, 2, 1. Lewis is a biologist, as anybody can tell from his nasty old habit acquired from said depart ' ment. Always one who may be found deep in ' study, he also has time to " B. S. " with the boys J Whatever the case, one may find him shroudec| in a blue-green haze, thoroughly engrossed in whatever he happens to be doing. The blue haze: comes from his pipe, as well as the fragrant odor which permeates the atmosphere. Brother Rat Dent is especially fond of sport mostly of the female type. One infers that he is most effective in the winter, when the author has; heard cries of " snow man. " Never one to lack ; at least two onthehook (except asaRatwhenhe ' had only one), and many of us wish we had his problem of too many instead of too few. Lewis works very hard here at school, and his accomplishments show his determination. Though studies never came easily, he worked diligently, and his greatest determination is to ' graduate. Once away from school, Lewis will ' find a goal, and accomplish it, no matter what; his philosophy, it only takes a little work. THE FIRST CLASS i HI B H Thomas Morrison Dickinson " Dickey " Buena Vista, Virginia {nglish; Infrantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Football :; Intramural Football 4,3,2, 1 ; Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1. It was a fateful day in 1961, that the metropolis if Buena Vista, Virginia, gave up her prodigal ion to the fair Institute. From then on, it was ftud and VMI. All the way stud . . . VMI . . . ;tud . . . VMI. Once the score was VMI 2 months TommyO.buthe always won the race, sometimes i little shaken by the run, but he won. Tommy always has liked uniforms; he was especially intrigued by those at Virginia Beach. He was eagerly embraced by the Paramount (angers and will remain agoodfightertotheend. fe hasn ' t let the military interfere with the more mportant activities around here— the pursuit of he opposite sex, especially a young lady named loan. A Zebra, never, but he showed the kind if job he could do by coming out well at summer amp. For some strange reason, this fact went innoticed by the mechanics at the " tool shed " ind Tommyisoneoftheboysagainthis year. ■ Besides this side of Tommy, there is the .erious side as shown by the fact that each year lis grades have gone up. We wish you the best of everything in your uture endeavors, and we say it gladly to a great riend. William Scott Doane " Duck " Park Forest, Illinois Physics; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Color Sergeant 1 ; Intramural Basket- ball, Tennis, Volleyball, 4, 3, 2, 1; American Insti- tute of Physics 3; Cadet Staff. OurBSbuddycomesfromahighschool noted for its athletics. However, after being cut from the Rat football and basketball teams, Scott decided to put aside sports in favor of physics. Often he can be seen carrying mountains of books over to Mallory Hall where knowledge flows in one of his ears and out the other. After spending every Wednesday and Saturday of the second semester of his Rat year on thewest side of barracks, Scottie decided he needed RANK to complete his college career; after great per- sonal effort he fulfilled his dream and is now a spit and polish color sergeant. During his third class year, guitar-like sounds could be heard in room 309; and now, after two years of practice, Scottie almost has " Wildwood Flower " down pat. The second class year brought a roommate change and Scottie is still trying to keep up with his cool roommates, Joe, Alex, and Tom. Along with all this glory there had to be a girl. There is, and Connie has stood beside Scott and the UVa boys very faithfully. All kidding aside. Duck has been a great Brother Rat, and we are sure that he will be successful in anything he attempts. Wil am John Donsbach Madison, New Jersey History; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Regimental Supply Sergeant 1; Distinguished Military Student; Civil War Round Table 3, 1 ; Ranger Unit 2, Commander 1 ; Cadet Waiters 2, 1; Yankee Club 4, 3. Since entering VMI, Bill has played the game militarily, academically, and socially. Bill never had any trouble with the Rat Line; in fact, his early character building was so effective that he is still one of the few first classmen to outshine the Rats. Red and the Pressing Shop are really going to miss that 60% of total business contrib- uted! During his third class year, besides making Dean ' s List, Bill also initiated his " a new one every semester " policy; however, this policy now seems to have been discarded. The old cry of " Gung ho, Rangers! " has changed to the far more interesting " Gungho, Madison! " We are told that new interests are far better than repelling off cliffs on Sunday afternoons, even though the locale is the same. Whether he goes RA-Airborne Ranger or into the business world, Bill will always apply himself with the same diligence and ability that has characterized his four years here. y } HfcS — ? jmiaum MMHann V V Hugh Coleman Dowdy, Jr. " Hugh-A " Richmond, Virginia Biology; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, Sergeant 1; Cross Country Track 4; Intramural Football 2, 1 ; Fire Fighting Detail 3, 2. Throughout his cadetship, old " Hugh-A " has shown himself to be one of the proverbial good guys of the corps. A cadet who has made the most of his education, and the least of his mili- tary training (though doing well to maintain a DMS status), Hugh probably will be journeying to dental school this fall. His ability to make a joke out of what ordinarily wouldn ' t be funny has been the cause of much mirth around barracks. He will certainly be one of our boys who will go through life without making a single enemy. Al- though he switched academic majors from History to Biology after his Rat year, Hugh has continued to do extraordinarily well in his studies. An avid " Rat Daddy, " Hugh started his career at VMI with the distinction of being the first Rat inhisclasstogouptotheRDC. Here ' s to one of the most fun-loving guys in the corps. There should be more like him. I think that there is no doubt in the minds of all that he ' ll be a suc- cess in whatever he does. Benjamin Claiborne Dyer " Bennie " Richmond, Virginia Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Football 2, 1 ; Basketball 2,1; Softball 2, 1 . Bennie, as he is known to his fellow class- mates, is one member of ' 65 they are not likely to forget. A slow starter at the Institute, he finished fast— no one wanted to leave VMI more than B. C. Dyer. With graduation in mind, studies became foremost in his cadet life. Of course, there were the normal distractions attributed to the Institute— he found time for straining ses- sions with the RDC, and an occasional PT every Wednesday and Saturday. The rest of the time he spent in class, writing to Tony. Ben excelled in sports around the Institute, and soon he became the chief exponent of intramural activities as he represented B Co. Richmond has certainly furnished some fine VMImenbutinthiscaseitseemsmorelikeB.C. has furnished VMI with Richmond. No citizen soldier is more proud of his native state, or more ready to vindicate her honor, or to defend her rights in every time of deepest peril — which usu- ally occurs around the end of the day when the Yankees congregate outside 105. Richmond is forever the " heart of Dixie. " With school nearing an end, Ben has plans for future study. If everything turns out as expected, all the class will have complimentary dental treatment! We all wish the best for this true one hundred per center in future years and his wife-to-be. James Gifford Earnest III " Jimmy " Alexandria, Virginia History; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Wrestlin . 4; Intramural Football and Baseball 3; Cade Sports Staff 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy of Scienc . 3; Political Science Society 3, 2, 1 ; Class Fooi Representative 2; Northern Virginia Club 4,3,2,1 ,] When " Slick " came down from St. Stephen ' s many people thought that he was in a perpetual fog. The tsetse fly that bit him in Japan may bit responsible for the fog. His meeting with the bio " " O " started bringing him out of the clouds. Tnjl cancer room on the fourth stoop was responsible for many demerits and penalty tours. These twr: facets of military life have plagued Jimmy eve since. He once was told that he spent more timi in barracks than anybody else. Jim ' s easy-going nature is responsible fo many people thinking that he is still in the smog But we, who know him well, are aware of Jim! my ' s value as a friend. Nobody could have hac i more close calls, and yet give the appearance o remaining calm. This quality, that few possess has endeared Jimmy to the more elite members: of the military ranks. J. G. E. ' s ability, mixed with his unperturbable, nature, will enable him to go far in the Air Force,-: or whatever career he chooses. We want to wish I him the best of luck, and we know that he will j succeed in anything that he does. I ■ Larry Preston Egan " Anaconda " Kingsport, Tennessee Chemistry; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, J rivate 2, Sergeant 1 ; Manager Baseball 3; Intra- oral Football 2; ACS 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Staff 4, 3, Photography Editor 2; BOMB 4, Photography iditor 1; Ring Figure Magazine Photographer; nternational Relations Club 3, 2; Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science 3; Southwest Virginia Club; After Taps Activity Club 3, 2, 1 ; Valentine ' s Day Decoration Club 2. » On the thirteenth of September, 1961, Larry igan made the big decision to trade in his bib iveralls and to get his first pair of store-bought ;hoes in preparation for leaving the little rural ommunity of Kingsport, Tennessee in order to ■ pend four years learning about civilization, ' .arry has come a long way in the past few years, ind he is preparing to return to Kingsport to do lis share of the " White Man ' s Burden " — edu- cating the unfortunate natives. Starting out as a ivil engineer, Larry soon saw the light and switched to chemistry, a department that truly ooks out for its boys. During his third class year, Larry decided to ;ee how far he could go in the ranking system. s a bucking young Lance Corporal he once eceived a written citation for the superior job if getting Col. Smith his morning paper. Despite he glory of rank, Larry soon realized that aca- lemics came first and turned his attention to looks, namely calculus books. By his second class year, Larry finally realized hat there were several schools occupied by nembers of the opposite sex. At first he was lampered by bashfulness and quaint habits, but le quickly mastered the art of being suave. V AI W Vi THtR 6 iet,i - et5 Edward Henry Engle, Jr. " Butch " Clifton Forge, Virginia Civil Engineering; PLC; Private4, Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, Sergeant 1 ; Distinguished Academic Student 3, 2, 1 ; Honor Court; Cross Country 4, 3, 2, 1, Captain 2, State Champion 3; Outdoor and Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, Captain 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; ASCE 4, 3, Vice President 2, President 1 ; John Bowie Gray Award 3; Alvin F. Meyer ' 41 Award 2; Chicago Tribune AFROTC Award 3. Marines, Marines, Marines. To this Rhythmic cadence, Cadet Engle, fondly known as " Butch, " marched through the less than ivy-covered walls of Jackson Arch. Even to this day, if one looks closely.theEagleand Globe maybe seen tattooed on his heart. Butch also wished to excel men- tally and physically, as well as in his choice of military service. His determined will power and natural ability have given him the title of Number One Civil Engineer, and an average of which any cadet would be proud. Aside from scholarship, Butch has applied himself diligently to the de- velopment of his physical side. As a member of the Rat cross country team, with no previous experience, he became one of the most valuable assets of Coach Cormack. Though Captain of the cross country team his second class year, the mile is his favorite, and, as in all things, he does well. We all wish Butch the best of luck but, knowing him, he will make it on his own, for his greatest asset is that he can accomplish any mission placed before him. This ability plus his genuine friendship make Butch a success wher- ever he goes— a man to be reckoned with. 9fe 3P65 t v Carl Anthony Ennis " Em " Trumbull, Connecticut History; Air Force; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1 ; Dean ' s List 2; Distinguished Military Student 1 ; Intramural Baseball 3, Vollevball 2, 1, Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 3; BOMB Staff 4; Cadet Staff 2; Ring Figure Magazine 2; Inter- national Relations Club 3, 2, 1 ; Pioneer Invest- ment Club 1 ; Political Science Society 3; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighters 2. 1; Brookside 2; Florida Migration Society 3, 2, 1. On 13 September 1961, the welcoming com- mittee was out in force and, needless to say, Carl was impressed, but, in spite of this, he was determined to stick it out. Carl began working diligently to make his presence felt. If one were to rummage through the ancient annals of the RDC, he would most assuredly find thenameofa cadet of dubious exotic origin as one of its most frequent visitors. Carl ' s gains were not all of this type. For four years, he has maintained a high academic standing in the History curric- ulum. Although he made his mark in the academic world, Carl has not become a dull boy; on the contrary, as an upperclassman, he was clever enough to maintain his own personal green taxi. Frequent forays to UVa, Washington, Rich- mond, and his trips to Ft. Lauderdale as a mem- ber of the " Spring Migration gang " greatly broadened his collegiate life. One Southern Connecticut College girl has occupied his thoughts for four years. Peter Michael Evans " Pony " Mineral Wells, Texas History; Artillery; Private 4, 3, Corporal 2, First Sergeant 1; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2; Basket- ball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Handball 2, 1 ; Softball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Volleyball 3, 2; Tennis 1 ; VMI Cadet 4, 1 ; Baden Powell Society 3, 2; Glee Club 4, 3, 2. When Pete first set eyes on the hallowed halls of the Institute, they looked very beautiful with their red brick and white columns. Sad to say, the taxi did not stop, but continued up the hill to those bleak yellow walls. That taxi had an occu- pant on his way back down the hill, but Pete did return to the joy of all future classes. Those first years were memorable ones. His folio of songs increased with each band trip. No Rat will soon forget room 359 where many a night the patter of tiny feet resounded. Certainly never to be forgotten is the Lynchburg party fol- lowing the second class year. Those sharp stones on the highway reminded him for quite a while. Dull would have been the days for Band Com- pany without Pete ' s friendly face and warm greet- ing of " Boned, no blouse, " but, as many will swear deep down in their souls, there is yet hope for him. It ' s back to the Texas plains for Pony, to get a little rest. The members of ' 65 wish Pete the best of luck. Russell Smith Evans, Jr. " Rusty " Hampton, Virginia History; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1 ; Intramural Cross Coun- try 3, 1 ; Fire Fighting 3; Rangers3; Armed Forces Club 2. Rusty came to VMI in 1961 with very little notion of what he was going to accomplish. Not being a great chaser of women, at first, he kept his mind on academics and on living an austere life. His roommates never failed to chastise him about being a Ranger and wearing green fatigues, but, with this, perhaps he found one of his great interests at VMI. The big break for the boy came during Spring Vacation of his second class year when he and a few other Brother Rats took a big trip to where the girls were. Indeed, that seems to have caused some changes, and Rusty discovered there was something else in the world besides Rangers- girls in green fatigues. Maybe Rusty knows what he ' s looking for now. Graduation will find him stepping forward into the other military world for the next three years, if not longer. In any case, Rusty will be remem- bered as easy-going and as someone who will look back on his four years at VMI without many regrets. Albert Hugh Ewing III " Hugh " Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Bas ketbalU; Intramural Football 3, 2, 1 ; Basketball 3 2, 1, Softball 3, 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; Richmonc Club 4, 3, 2, 1. Huelle, the famous high score champion o the Daytona Spring Olympics, has radiated tfflj grandeur of the University of the Moon through-i; out the Southern Seaboard. Because of hisi amazing luck, both socially and in the battle with; the Institute rules, he has become recognizee: by his friends as " The Good Luck Kid. " Throughout the past four years, Slick ' s extra- curricular activities have brought him renowr from the byways of Mecca to the Leeways of the Shenandoahs. Hugh ' s love for the big city be- ' came too much for this mass of Herculean powei last year when he decided to venture upon a two- months ' sabbatical. Hugh, however, became sc lonesome for the gilded fortress of Lexington and his daily debonaire attire (Fifth Avenue ' s prized bankers ' grey) that, to the chagrin of the Executive Office, he returned to continue his academic endeavors. Hugh ' s monumental aca- i demic achievements have only been equalled by. his notorious purge of the first stoop, blossom-, ing into the legend of " fang " . Hugh ' s chief goal now is beating the odds against graduation. All triteness aside, however, we leave Hugh to carry on the traditions of the new barracks corner. His amiable personality, ready smile, quick wit, and many talents should carry him far. THE FIRST CLASS ■» • - ■-3 Michael Lewis Farrar _ " Mike " Hot Springs, Virginia ;ivil Engineering; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Golf Team ,3, 2, Captain 1 ; Monogram Club 2, 1 ; Intramural Handball 2, 1, Basketball 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Hop nd Floor Committee 3, 2, Publicity Manager 1. On September 13, 1961, Mike came across le mountain and through the pass to become a tat at VMI. Four years and two summer schools ater, that big day is almost here. Although iever on the dean ' s list, Mike has managed to ompile a good record in everything he has done, rom the handball courts in the winter, to the lolf course in the spring, and only to the class- oom when absolutely necessary. After many trips to the surrounding girls ' chools and many blind dates, Mike has yet to nd that certain someone. This year hasbeen no xception with the weekends and the days. How- ver, with many years in the future, the right one illsu rely comealongandallwillbe well. The future is still a question mark, but whether : is with agolfcluborasliderulethefutureholds lOthing but success for the young man from lot Springs. Best of luck to a fine Brother Rat nd a credit to VMI. Donald Stephens Faulkner " Don " Danville, Va. Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Second Battalion Ser- geant Major 1 ; Distinguished Military Student 1 ; Rat Social Committee 2 years; Track 4; Intra- mural Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 2, 1; ASCE 3 years; Religious Council 1; Baptist Student Union; Ring Committee. Just three short years ago a bright-eyed young man from the Dan River Mills area of Virginia traded the life of a civilian for that of a VMI citizen soldier. This young man was Don (Smiley) Faulkner. Don became a member of the Rat track team and helped bolster the strength of " D " com- pany ' s intramural teams throughout his years at the Institute. He was an active member of the Baptist Student Union, eventually becoming its president, as well as being chairman of the Rat Social Committee. But he did not let these activi- ties interfere with his academics or military bear- ing as he ranks in the top half of the C.E. ' s and holds the rank of Second Battalion Sergeant Major. But there is one other thing on Don ' s mind. Right, Marion? Many of Don ' s friends now gladly contribute to the Salvation Army and have taken a liking to the same tambourine. If Don pursues life with the same zest and zeal which he has displayed during his cadetship, he is bound to attain a great deal of success. We, the Brother Rats of the class of ' 65, wish Don the very best of luck throughout his future years. Thomas Alan Finn " Mickey " McLean, Virginia History; Platoon Leaders Class; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, Corporal, Lieutenant 1; Cross Country 4; Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, 2,1; Intramural Swimming 2; Lutheran Club 4, 3, 2, 1 , Vice Presi- dent 2; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Inter- national Relations Club 3. " The Institute will be heard from today " as long as there is The Finn who entered these hallowed walls with a multitude of goals of which women, adventure, and Marines dominate— oh! of course, academics. The most apropos anal- ogy for Mick is found in the connotation of his cognomen. May it be said when one is slipped a " mickey finn " he suddenly feels himself thrust into another world of vague fantasy, and so it is with the Mickey Finn who sets all his acquaint- ances into an hilarious spin of unimaginable ad- venture. The analogy might be drawn further to say that anything could happen with The Finn, for he is the soldier of adventure and laughs for his Bro ' Rats. His humor is side-splitting, yet he has been known to be austerely serious as witnessed on the second day of his Lauderdale trip as he tried to open a refrigerator truck like a can of beer with a V W (that wasn ' t his). In the final analysis one must agree that not only will the Institute be heard from today, but so will Mick, the track star, for the long years to come in his climb to assured success over his " stacked " goals. v A WAS XW S. m7-W6 W W B W » %f s John Gunn Fitzgerald " Rusty " Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1 ; Football 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Indoor Track 4; Outdoor Track 4; Mono- gram Club 2, 1; Intramural Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; ASCE 4 years; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Civil Engineering Laboratory Assistant 2, 1. In September of 1961 a steel-working stud from Pittsburgh blazed through Jackson Arch in a big red flash. In four years Rusty has set and broken more barracks ' records than any other cadet. In alternating between the football permit and the gim permit, he smashed into the record books for missing the most successive military duties in his Rat year. The greatest one of all, however, was doing the " bird " at the " Candlelight Club " for five straight hours with his left leg in a cast. As barracks ' representative for the " Phi Delts, " Rusty also established himself as quite a " snow- man. " In this field he never made it past the " Rat Mixer, " and Betsy hung around for awhile. After that,therewasJudy,AnneandSuzy,allofwhom were kidnapped from some unsuspecting fellow, but none of whom charmed him like Louise. A lieutenant in Bravo Co., Rusty has spent many hours on the gridiron, while at the same time spending many more hours studying in NEB. Hehas proven himself to be one of the real great guys in the class and has shown only one weakness; Rusty would rather eat cookies than sleep. Clifford Bridges Fleet, Jr. " C. B. " Richmond, Virginia Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 2, Lance Corporal 3, Sergeant 1 ; Distinguished Academic Student 3; Distinguished Military Student 1; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities 1; Paul R. Meyer Award 4; John Randolph Tucker Carmichael Award 3; Mono- gram Club 1 ; Cadet Trainer 3,2,1; Fencing Club 3; Intramural Swimming 4, Ping-Pong 1 , Softball 1 , Wrestling 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, 2, 1 ; BOMB 4; Cadet 4; Pioneer Investment Club 2,1; Fire Fighting 3,2,1; Cadet Assistant to Psychology Department 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Salute Detail 2; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1. Some people go to college to acquire an edu- cation; some people go to have a good time; and there are those who go to VMl. Clifford was one of the three hundred fifty-five who made that choice in ' 61. Since then, he has been one of the great assets to the class of 1965. He started making a name for himself his " Rat " year when he finished first in the Biology curriculum. In a different field, Cliff esteemed himself at the social highlight of the year— Rock- bridge County ' s World ' s Fair. His third class year brought lancer stripes and many miserable nights for the " Rats, " but his love for medicine overshadowed his love for stripes, and he soon joined the Athlete ' s Repair Shop while his stripes dropped by the wayside. Since his fourth class year, he has been a staunch member of the Glee Club making the most of all the trips from Atlanta to Buffalo. It can be said, without hesitancy, that Cliff has made the most of all " good " permits in barracks. David George Frantz " Dave " Warren, Pennsylvania History; Navy; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Co poral 2, Captain 1; Intramural Tennis 2; U. Sj Naval Institute 2, 1; BOMB 2; VMl Religiou Council, Treasurer 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 4, 3, I Pioneer Investment Club 1; International Relii tions Club 1. David George Frantz from the small town ci Warren, Pennsylvania is an uncommon mas among uncommon men. From the very first da; at VMl he has paid a great deal of attention to thh details of a cadet ' s life. He is a man of detail an ' perfection in everything he does; the same ca be said of all great leaders. After turning down his appointment to th Naval Academy, he was sworn in the Naval Re serve; he attended two nine-week training ses sions at Newport, and come June, will get hi Naval Commission. He will serve as a Lin ' . Officer in the United States Navy, and the Nav will be better for it. Dave, known here in the deep south as th " Beak, " always wanted to go to school in Vir ginia. For better or for worse he got in the VM ' Band; now, he " owns " it. The four stripes hi wears on his sleeve as Band Company Command er have been very heavy indeed. At times the; have made him a lonely man. However, hii leadership ability and personality have showr through in crisis after crisis to bring the Band ou of chaos. Dave always gave his all to the books, but h« still had time to sing in the Glee Club, write foi the BOMB, handle the finances of the Religious Council, and engage in the guesswork of the Pioneer Investment Club. THE FIRST CLASS V John Walker Frazer, Jr. " Jack " Orange, Virginia History; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cross Country :, 3, 2, Co-Captain 1 ; All Southern Conference 2; ndoor and Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram ;ilub 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Softball 2; Flight Instruc- ion Program 1; Cadet Waiter 1; Blockrunners :iub 2; Assistant Geology Lab Instructor 1. : For four years, Jack Frazer has led the kind f life that has brought him friendship and deep aspect from all who know him. The words scholar, " " athlete, " and " friend " take on a pecial meaning in Jack ' s case, because they ill apply. When he came to Virginia Military Institute ,om Orange, Virginia, Jack took a lot of kidding bout being a country boy, but when it came to jetting track records or having a good time at a arty, Jack showed the city boys a thing or two. Jack ' s military career to date has been some- what less than spectacular. His sleeves have ever been blemished by stripes, and he has one his best to live up to the ideal of the private. t ' e views close-order drill and spit-shined shoes j ' ith a certain gentlemanly disdain. Neverthe- :ss, he turned in a fine record at summer camp hd returned to school in good standing his first lass year. The great interest in Jack ' s life at the Virginia Jilitary Institute, outside of his studies and the arties he ' s always managed to attend, is the ackteam. This is evidenced by the fact that he ' s iayed on the permit all year long for four years, ye are sure that he has racked up enough rec- rds to make up for the headaches he ' s caused oach Cormack. Mark Warren Freeburn " Markus " Altoona, Pennsylvania History; Infantry; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Supply Sergeant 1 ; Dean ' s List 2; Cross Country 4, 3, 2, 1, Indoor track 4, 3, 2, 1, Outdoor Track 4,3,2, 1 ; Contributing Editor-Cadet. As the second member of that trio that came into being in Room 303, the " winged foot " Freebs can claim to be an athlete of the group. He has become a common sight along the roads to Goshen and the back trails of W L; what he has failed to make in points, he has achieved in regularity and effort. In the academic field, Mark has certainly led a varied existence. Matriculating as a math major, he switched to Biology after the Rat year and to History after the third class year. Following the last switch, however, he settled down to studying and made the Dean ' s List. Although Mark had time and inclination to become F Company ' s " Friendly Supply Sergeant, " he has placed an increasingly greater emphasis on intellectual pursuits; his goal, graduate school, now seems to be within grasp. Condemned to room on the left side of Bar- racks because of his " sly Marxist Grin, " Mark will always be remembered as a Brother Rat who could be counted on when the chips were down. Michael Patrick Friski " Mike " Front Royal, Virginia Electrical Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, First Sergeant 1; Distinguished Air Science Student 1 ; Wrestling 4,3, 1 ; Intramural Football. Basketball, Volleyball, Softball; IEEE 2,1; FIP 1 ; Armed Forces Club2, 1. Straight out of the wilds of Front Royal came the " Walking Hat, " one of the greatest military minds ever to hit VMI. Although he prepped at Randolph-Macon Academy, Mike could not get enough of the military, so he decided to try four more years of Mickey Mouse. Despite devoting most of his time to academ- ics, the " Little Wop " managed to enjoy many of thefinerthings of VMI life, such as class parties, the CI , the pool hall, Susan, and his beloved rank. Mike is the possessor of a unique personality, a quick wit, and, above all, a tremendous sense of humor. These attributes have carried him a long way, and will be a definite asset in the future. After graduation, Mike plans a career in either the Air Force or in electrical engineering. Good luck in the future, Mike. We ' ll see you at all the alumni parties. JMI VJAS TrttRE v Xx : , ' -:■ ' :■ ■;■-:;. ; = ,;.;. . ; .■..■■. r I John Jeffrey Gausepohl " Jeff " Bloomfield, New Jersey Chemistry; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, First Sergeant 1; Distinguished Military Student 1 ; Varsity Baseball 3, 2, 1 ; Var- sity Basketball 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 4, 3; ACS; Newman Club 4,3, 2, 1. On the 13th of September 1961 , Jeff showed up at the Institute blessed with the fact that he had escaped New Jersey and had been received into the arms of Dixie. After setting his mind to the fact that he would be here for the next four years, he decided to make the most of it. The " smack " from Jersey was just one of those individuals who could do everything— Baseball, Basketball and Academics. He was the only one in a room of four to rise above the grade of private. Most of us will remember Jeff as one of the starting five who carried VMI to its first Southern Conference Basketball Championship. Jeff ' s ability on the roundball court paid off in the " Butcher ' s " organic class. His winning personality can be attested to by any of his Brother Rats and any of the local girls ' schools where he spent many weekends. Then, there was that black day down in Carolina when .... As Jeff leaves the VMI, we, his Brother Rats, want to wish him the best of everything. We know he will achieve greatness just as he did as a cadet. William Richard Gedris " Coach " Aliquippa, Pennsylvania Civil Engineering; Artillery (not-enrolled); Pri- vate 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant (Executive Officer) 1 ; Football 4, 3, 2, Rat Back- field Coach 1 ; Intramural Softball 4; ASCE3, 2,1. When Bill came to VMI four years ago, he had aspirations of great achievements. As a result of an ill act of fate, he had to drop out of football his senior year, but he was greatly honored by being asked to coach the Rat backfield. With the help of " comments " from his Brother Rats, he was able to help coach the Rats to a 3-2 season, which is the best since he was a Rat. This, if nothing more, may be classed as truly an achievement which few have been able to receive and one which he will surely remember. To some of our fellow classmates, Bill has the distinction of being called " The Aliquippa Ace, " a nickname he acquired as a victim of circumstances — purely luck! Just ask Dick. On and off the athletic field, Bill is a student, always willing to help someone out. No matter what he is doing, he always has time for a smile, a good word, or just helping a member of the fourth class get along a little bit better during his Rat year. If anyone in the Class of ' 65 has failed to know him, they have missed one of the best! Aliquippa and the Class of ' 65 are certainly proud to know him. May success follow him through- out life. William Preston Gibson " Bill " Arlington, Virginia Electrical Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, ' IEEE 2, 1 ; Northern Virginia Club 3, 2, 1 ; Pionef Investment Club. Bill ' s dreams of college were ivy-tinged, in eluding, of course, a blonde, a fancy car, and I straight " A " average. By September of 196 ' 6 only the blonde was a reality, for Bill was 1 Brother Rat at VMI. That first year was more a nightmare than 1 dream. Every time he saluted General Jacksonr. coattails, he saw the tall white columns on thni campus across the parade ground, and mumble ' ' those sad words: " It might have been. " By the fall of ' 62, he was a third classman- blonde-less, car-less, and " A " -less. But th; : " home away from home " had taken on a ne ' meaning, and a certain pride began to sho I through that trite and well-worn statemen " It ' s a good school to be from. " The last two years went too quickly. There wa never enough time to study for those " EE.; exams, but the social life wasn ' t bad. Bill isn expected to go " Regular Army, " but he is regular guy with his Brother Rats. In the futur there has to be a blonde, a car, friends an;; success. THE FIRST CLASS r i N - , Albert Theodore Goodloe II " Ted " Arkadelphia, Arkansas istory; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal Corporal 2, Supply Sergeant 1 ; Distinguished ilitary Student; Rifle Team 4, 3, 2; Gymnastics 2, 1 ; Life Insurance Committee 2, Chairman 1 ; ternational Relations Club 2, Vice President 1 ; : oneer Investment Club, Secretary 2, President Arkansas Club, President 4, 3, 2, 1. According to popular legend, the traditional outhern gentleman was quiet, distinguished, ell-read, and interested in fine women, wines, id horses. There is no information which states at the Southern gentleman ' s main aim in life to make money. However, this never disturbed 3d. He decided to become the first Southern sntleman with a Yankee horse trader ' s heart, has been said that Ted would sell his soul if ! could receive five percent on the deal, and ost of us find this easy to believe. Ted has been volved in every form of wheeling and dealing nging from life insurance to black socks, and ; ' s never suffered a loss yet. Seriously, though, Ted ' s flare for salesman- lip is not caused by a Midas-like desire for :hes; he honestly enjoys working with people, other words, Ted is one of the friendliest guys iu ' II ever know. His wild sense of humor and s personality areas well known as his Arkansas awl. Such things as the " great blue cheese :andal " and the " ideal date " for finals will ways be remembered by those of us who know 3d. Edward Stuart Gordon, Jr. " Flicker " " Flash " Rural Hall, N. C. Civil Engineering; Air Force Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Wrestling 1 ; Cross Country Manager 4, 3; Track Manager 4, 3, 2, 1 ; ASCE 3. Flicker Flash Gordon arrived at VMI not ex- actly certain whether this would be the institution which would start him on the way to a Ph.D in civil engineering. Determined to hold his own, he conditioned himself by wrestling on the Rat team for the many battles that would ensue. From wrestling he went to track and has assisted in each of fourchampionshipyears. Flicker is one not to boast of his accomplish- mentswiththefairsex.andhehasrefrainedfrom the temptations of VMI hop weekends, but come furloughs, he compensates for all the weekends spent in study. Wake Forest co-eds never will be the same! When the Carolina Flash applies his capacity for learning to graduate school, he is certain to achieve the success he deserves. Richard Augustus Graves III " Rag- Bedford, Virginia Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Cross Country 4; Track (Indoor and Outdoor) 4, 3, 2, 1; Golf 4; Monogram Club 3. 2, 1 ; Intra- mural Basketball 2; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Pioneer Investment Club 1. One of our most diligent and hard-working Brother Rats must be Rags. We doubt that there have been many nights in which he has left the noise and chatter of his room to pursue his studies in Nichols Engineering Building, and not without corresponding success, as he is one of Morgan ' s better manipulators. Rags ' achieve- ments have not been limited to academics. Any- one who has followed Southern Conference track for the past few years knows Rich as the South- ern Conference High Jump champion. This, as is the case with all his undertakings, is the re- sult of hard work and patience. All has not been work for the squirrel; he has found time, especially during his Junior year, to spend a great deal of time with one particular girl from Longwood College— Bedford ' s loss was VMI ' sgain. Richard is not yet sure what the future holds in store, but whatever his course, we wish him the best of luck. V l So THeRE H4.5 _ ? Caleb Litteljohn Hall, Jr. " John " Salem, Virginia Biology; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Captain (Regimental S-1) 1; Dis- tinguished Military Student; Gymnastics Team 1 ; BOMB Staff; Timmins Society 1 ; International Relations Club 1; Virginia Academy of Science 4,3,2; Gymnastics Club 3, 2. Flexible— that ' s John all right. Who else can horrify a staff corporal for being a tenth of a second late with a memorandum and at the same time come crashing into an ex-roommate ' s abode, begging him to write a class history fifteen minutes before it is due. His diversity is not limited to these particular instances. Very few of our Brother Rats can lay claim to being the epitome of the officer gentleman image. " Carab " can talk on almost any subject from birth control to ancient civilization or on the price of fine Scotch. His military record is a perfect example of his drive and ability, but when it comes to a party at the Moose Lodge or an in- formal get-together in a D. C. apartment, John is always there with bells on and little else. With- out exception, Caleb is a connoisseur of all aspects of life ' s pleasures and his impeachable taste is one of his fabled characteristics. He desires to goto Med-School, but that gleam in his eyes leads us to believe that the wheels are still going around. Any field lending itself to creativity and individuality would be suitable. Conrad Mercer Hall " Conrad " Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering; Artillery; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant, Battalion S-4; Distin- guished Military Student 1 ; Varsity Fencing Team 4; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2; Class Insurance Committee 1; Class Scholarship Committee 1; Hop and Floor Committee 3, 2, 1 , Vice President 1 ; Ring Figure Committee2; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1. At times, it is hard to understand how Conrad ever arrived at the VMI, since it has always been somewhat difficult to sail a boat up the Maury River, but after arriving at the beloved Institute, he soon realized that there are things more im- portant than sailing. Things such as mixing concrete and making mud pies in the catacombs of NEB. As every cadet knows, however, the only way to enjoy life at the Institute, if that ' s possible, is to participate in extracurricular activities. Learning this early in his cadetship, Conrad be- came a member of the fencing team and the Glee Club. A Glee Club practice was never complete without Conrad ' s arrangement of " General Lee ' s Grand March. " As a member of the Hop Com- mittee, Conrad has made an unwavering struggle to improve the hops, and to gain more hop privileges for the Corps. Not the least of Conrad ' s attributes is his in- genuity. Everyone will remember his homemade chandeliers at our Ring Figure. With such fine qualities as this unselfish individual has shown, we are sure that the future will hold many rewards for him. James Hevener Hall " Jim " Gloucester, Virginia Electrical Engineer; Armor; Private 4, 2, Lanc : Corporal 3, Sergeant 1; Intramural Basketbe 4, 3, 2, 1, Volleyball 4, 3, 2, 1; IEEE 2, 1; Band. 3, 2, 1 ; 1965 Ring Committee. A long time ago (about four years), a detei mined Rat walked through the arch. His mott was: " I want to be an EE. " Undaunted by whatii sometimes called the toughest curriculum i VMI, Jim Hall has worked long and hard toward his goal. After four years of looping loop equjj tions, calculating capacitor capacitances, anti: many a healthy shock from an all too innocer wire, Jimmy can subscribe to the engineer ' motto, " Four years ago I couldn ' t even spe engineer and now I are one. " All seriousness aside, Jim really loves it her at VMI, and, to prove this, he served on the Rin: Committee forthe Class of 1965. Always a hard worker, Jim accomplishes hi tasks only after he has spent time on therr Realizing that his studies come first, almost an night he could be seen slaving at his books am deep in thought. Although " book sense " doe; not come as easily to him as to some others, hi: friends are impressed by his will to concentrate and, although more slowly learned, one gets th( impression that his knowledge is much mors sure. As with the motto of Werther, Jim i! characterized by, " Inner " " Strebend. " THE FIRST CLASS t 4 Charles Barnett Hammond " Charlie " Covington, Virginia ' History; Artillery; Private 4,2, 1; Corporal 3, C ross Country 4, 2; Indoor Track 4, 2; Outdoor i Track 4, 3; Football 4; Intramural Cross Country 1; ASCE 1; Westminster Fellowship 4, 3, 2, 1, A cadet at VMI may be " well known " around Barracks for several reasons. He may be a " bucker, " he may be " patient " with the Rats, or he may bethe guy who spends all his spare time in the PX solving the Corps ' problems. But be- yond the external appearance of Barracks life, in- side the individual rooms you are apt to find the ' cadet whoiswel [known to hisclosefriendsasa guy who is usually quiet, always willing to close the books for ten minutes to listen to a buddy ' s problem, and a person who always has that " How ' s it going? " on the south side of barracks between classes.? Such a cadet is Charlie Hammond. A lot of hard work on the books, many a long afternoon ' s energies on the track with Coach Cormack, and an enriching partic- ipation in church work have made up Charlie ' s life at VMI. Classmates of Charlie will always remember him as that " quiet guy " with the quick, pleasant smile who was never too busy to lend a little advice and help to anyone who dropped in his room with anything on their mind. Although a Brother Rat of ' 63, we the Class of 1965 want to wish him the best in life and his desire as a school teacher. James McBride Hammond " Mac " Roanoke, Virginia English; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Rat Social Committee 3, 2, 1 ; Swimming Team 4; Intramural Handball, Softball; Armed Forces Club 2, 1 ; Roanoke Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Charter Member of Siegel ' s Seven 3. Let ' s face it, these class histories are usually a conglomeration of glorifying adjectives which lead one to believe the owner of the adjacent picture is some kind of a twentieth century Don Juan or a possible candidate for the presidency. Well, Mac may not be the greatest lover since Mr. Juan, although he has tried, and he may not have any aspirations for the White House, but he is one Brother Rat who has left his mark at VMI as a dependable friend and is a guy you just cannot help but like. Mac was quickly recognized as a definite lib- eral in the conservative VMI atmosphere, and his Saturday night trips to W L inthespringofour Rat year, in addition to his selection for the Number 1 Club in the fall of our third class year, have only helped to confirm this observation. VMI was not all play for Mac, however, and he managed to achieve a very respectable academic record, without destroying the image of the well- rounded man. Whether Mac decides to become a jet jockey or to take a place in civilian life, there is no doubt that he is going to excel. The best of luck to you, " Spanky. " Robert Handwerker " Jersey, " " Kraut " Bergenfield, New Jersey Civil Engineering; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Disciplinary Committee 1; Intramural Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Fire Fighter 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Waiter 2, 1 ; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; " Navy " Club 2, 1 ; Swine Bowl 3, 2, 1. " Doorway 447!! " Yes, the " Kraut " was being summoned again. In fact Bob ' s summonses were so frequent that he received one of the rarest of high honors for a fourth classman— to be " taken in " by the entire RDC for his attendance record. Bob will not deny that VMI has given him ex- periences that will be invaluable to his future as a citizen-soldier. After all, how many can claim four years of practical training in pillow fighting, water fighting, transom ball, wall ball, cup ball, RDC card pulling, and advanced sheet pressing? To share these unique experiences with future cadets, the " Kraut " has recently completed a new book entitled " 1001 Ways to Effectively Use Up Study Hours. " Special attention should be given to his true affection for mighty " Echo. " Never feeling the desire to demonstrate military leader- ship, the " Kraut " could always be found giving forth his 200 per cent on the intramural field instead. In spite of all these " unconventional " attitudes, Bob couldn ' t help but make Dean ' s list almost every grading period and graduate as one of the top civil engineers. The Class of 1965 can confidently look at Robert Handwerker in the near future to be one of their more successful Brother Rats. VAVI WAS THERE ISfcl - 8(o5 wKttm P- , Eric Mann Hart " Eric " Richmond, Virginia History; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Football; Varsity Football 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Track; BOMB Staff 3, 2; International Rela- tions Club 1 ; PSS 2, 1 ; Richmond Club 4, 3,2,1; Class Insurance Committee. During the restful Spring Vacation at Daytona Beach, the quiet, unassuming air of Eric Hart proved to be a mere facade. This modest indi- vidual proved to be the biggest " wheel " of the trip. Returning to VMI and the rigorous demands of the gridiron and his self-imposed pattern of study, he continued his drive for graduation. " Talkie, " though preferring to be known as a four-year private, blemished his record early in his cadetship with two diagonal stripes. Relin- quishing this honor, he searched for another field of excellence. This came to the front when, in his third year, he led No. 234 to an undefeated season on the mats. The major crisis in his cadetship came in the transition between his junior and senior years, when to his chagrin the barracks Study Room was converted into Cadet rooms. This young man has excelled in many phases of Cadet life. Besides being a varsity stalwart for three years, Eric has served on various commit- tees and is a mostfaithful student. His personality and character combine with his conscientiousness to form the earmarks of a fine friend and a successful businessman. Frederick W. Harvey " Ranger Rick " San Antonio, Texas Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, Corporal 2, Private 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Swimming 4; Rifle 2; ASCE 4, 3. 2, 1 ; Rangers 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club 4; FTX Bayonet Committee Head; Hike and Gun Club 4, 3, 2. On September 13, 1961 , Rick walked into Jack- son Arch with a set of golf clubs over his shoul- der. But after a three-year incubation period (spent marching penalty tours) he began to believe in earnest that VMI was no country club. Instead, he developed a military sense. Some, in fact, seem to think he has become a trifle " gung-ho. " He displays a very orthodox atti- tude toward discipline and the military, and he is apt to spend dance weekends running in the countryside. Rick shows, on occasion, diverse talents. He has become the closestthing to an LA engineer, as he is a vivacious reader and sometimes dab- bles in writing and music. Not to give the im- pression that he is an isolationist, it must be pointed out that he fulfilled his social function on the Corps trip by acting as a chief lobby-traffic director and elevator operator. The job was staggering. " Ranger Rick, " though he tends to be on the rigid side, nevertheless adheres to the " Brother-Rat " spirit with characteristic aggres- siveness. He is apt to be heard growling any time of day- Please do not disturb. Avery Martin Hash, Jr. " Marty " Salem, Virginia Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Track 3 Judo Team 4; Intramural Swimming 4; Volley ball 1 ; Football 4; Virginia Academy of Scienct 4, 3,1; Cadet Business Staff, Circulation Man ager 1; Glee Club 4; Forest Fire Fighting Club3„ Roanoke Club 4, 3, 2, 1. A history of Marty, because of his profounc nature, must necessarily be very detailed and searching or fairly superficial. Due to the hither- to unsuspected aspects of the problem turned up, by research, we shall stick to safer paths and re i main superficial. As a Rat, Marty found it im- , possible to accumulate followers of his philoso- phy, but after three years of improving his character under the careful guidance of his superiors, the opposing principles of this am biv- alent condition have compromised to give an in- dividual of real qualities — qualities which have led to a true understanding of and regard for others. With these now intrinsic qualities imbuing his personality, Marty has resolved to take power in hand and launch several chosen prodigies while on the rough and rocky road of existence. Plans for the near future call for his contribution of studies in the medical world. A wise message for him and all Brother Rats is conveyed by that ever-familiar statement, " You may be whatever you resolve to be. " Do this; never despair; and success is certain, distinction probable, and greatness possible. THE FIRST CLASS ■HH M ■ HH Everette Allen Hatch " Ev-mo, " " Hatch-mo " Wakefield, Virginia Civil Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Private 1 ; Manager of the Rat and Varsity Tennis Teams 3, 2, 1; ASCE ,3, 2, 1 ; Wesley Foundation 4, 3; Floor Committee 2; Business Manager of the Hop Committee 1; Tidewater Club 4,3, 2, 1. In September of 1961, our " boy " took off his ' overalls; he put down his plow and exchanged them for a uniform and rifle, one each, per man. Once here, Everette was one of the fortunate few ' selected to join the band, and he brought his old ' trumpet out of the closet. The dust having been blown off, he began to play with such furor that he immediately acquired the name " Hatch-mo, " which was derived from the only person in the world who is better with a trumpet than he, " Satchmo. " During his four years, Everette has taken the initiative in many fields. Aside from being an outstanding charter member of the " R-M Club, " [he has handled the balls and racquets of the tennis team and been the best business manager ;that the Hop and Floor Committee has ever |known. Besides these, Everette has distin- guished himself in displays of courage above and beyond the call of duty on the battlefield at Goshen, and it has been impossible to forget the time he ran into a green briar bush. There is no doubt that Everette is a true " Brother Rat, " and his name will live forever in the annals of VMI. Charles Thomas Hemphill, Jr. " Butch " Camden, New Jersey History; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Football 4; Varsity Football 3; Intramural Football 2, 1, Basketball 3, 2, 1, Baseball 2, 1, Volleyball 3, 1; BOMB 3; Newman Club 1 ; Cadet Waiter 1. When Charles, known as " Butch " to his friends, arrived at the Institute after a year in the outside world, he had great dreams of gridiron fame and being an " electrical engineer. " On the gridiron he met nothing but injuries, and, as for being an electrical engineer, it was " trigometri- cally " impossible. At this stage, he doubted Stonewall Jackson ' s saying, " You may be what- ever you resolve to be, " due to his inability to become a building. Butch quickly found the groove in the history department and in the two percent. A contributing factor to his success has been luck. Asa Rat, this luck was in the form of a dyke feared by all. Luck was also present in his after taps work, which was limited by his superiors, not by unwillingness. His first class year was highlighted by being under confinement for only thirty-two minutes. In spite of the fact that he always tries to play the mean, tough, hard role, his friends know " Dimples " is really a kind-hearted kid. He is a real good man to have on your side at all times not only because of his size and good looks, but also because of " his age. " Butch certainly has to be the slickest man to ever visit the local women ' s colleges, leaving a trail of heartbreaks at each one. Best of luck to " Slick Hemphill. " James Marshall Henry II " Henry " Brookneal, Virginia Chemistry; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, 1; Manager for Crosscountry 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Head Manager Cross Country Track 1 ; Manager Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 2, 1; American Chemical Society 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club 4; Food Representative for Athletic Teams 1; International Relations Club 1. This struggling chemistry major swooped down upon VMI to unlock some doors in the Chemistry Department (only to find that some doors weren ' t to be unlocked for any reason, not even for study purposes). As a Rat, Henry wandered into Coach Cormack ' s office and found himself a second home as a manager of the Cross Country and Track teams. With his sidekicks of the Golden Horde of " 65 " , " Lover " Engle, " Spook " Sinclair, " Fiendox " Radford, " Slick " Ward, and " Whiskey Joe " Frazer, he spent four years successfully eluding military duty while directing the teams to a couple of State and Southern Conference Championships along the way! In his latter years at VMI, Marshall became known for his picture-taking ability. For some unknown reason, a girl seems to always emerge from the negatives in the shape of a Georgia Peach. Whenever Hope visited the Institute, there was no Hope for Marshall. Whether graduate school, industry, or in one of a pair of matching sweaters— we, your Brother Rats, will miss you, but Hope for the best! VMt w i THERE 1117 -we Bruce Eric Herczogh " Charley Zulu " Alexandria, Virginia Chemistry; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, 1; Baseball 2, 1; American Chemical Society 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, 1 ; New- man Club 2, 1 ; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Skin Diving Club4,3,2, 1. Why make September a bore? Hearthose bells ringing? No, the Staunton MA man has come to turn the tide in favor of the First Class Private. Military life was pleasant, but for Bruce the fire died at the " Hilitopper ' s Home. " Swallowing everything that he learned, Bruce came to VMI and German ' s Gigantics. He loved it, or so it was said, and would find himself with a company such as Chemstrand, but the roar of tanks is music in his ears. He has a choice, we all know, but graduate school seems like " Charlie Zulu ' s " big endeavor. Pressing up that famous hill, Bruce has captured the warmth of pleasant ex- periences many times with the fairer sex. He remained an ardent singer throughout the years and tried his luck, more than once, wooing some fair young maiden from Madison or Radford. Where there ' s a camera and two (four?) beady eyes behind it he can be found. Time means nothing to this shake-a-leg cadet, who can ' t understand why everyone is running. From the Chem Lab to parade, to the phones, to the books, Bruce has distinguished himself in all but one. No matter what the challenge, his Brother Rats know he can make his future come true. Charles Richard Hightower " Dickey " Decatur, Georgia Electrical Engineer; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; Rat Baseball 4; Varsity Baseball 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Foot- ball 3, 2, 1, Basketball 3, 2, 1, Volleyball 2, 1; IEEE 2. Four years ago, Dickey ventured northward from Georgia to spread goodwill and to further his state ' s cause— he has succeeded in ac- complishing both in an admirable fashion. Not being a firm believer in the Rat Line and many other aspects of the VMI system, Dickey has always fought for what he believed. Dickey is one of those lucky few who always seem happy. This atmosphere of happiness follows him everywhere. He has been a constant joy to all of those with whom he has come in contact. Studies did not prove to be much of a problem, for he could usually be seen sipping a coke and munching popcorn after a hard night ' s work. Much of Dickey ' s free time was spent in engag- ing in some form of athletics. Whatever the sport may have been, one could be sure that Dickey was a fierce competitor. He has had to live with a bad knee throughout his cadetship, but hehasnot let this interfere with his activities. Dickey has been a regular member of the varsity baseball team. All of his Brother Rats wish him and Linda the best of luck in the future— we know their future will be a happy and successful one. John Washburn Hill " John " Norfolk, Virginia Biology; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Swimming 4, 3, 2, 1; Track 4, 3; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Intramural Baseball 3, 2, Football 2, Swimming 4, 3; Virginia Academy of Science 3, 2, 1; Tide-e water Club. VMI is many things to many people, and tfljl John most of the things are occult. He spentu his Rat year wondering why he had come, and r the last three wondering why he was still here. J Maybe it was because he couldn ' t transfer his: Rat grades. Contrary to popular belief his grades for the next three years were a lot better. Hei has brought his grades up, and has held his ' own ever since. He and the military system never did get along— once a private always a private, and he followed this belief to the very end. He has made a distinctive mark in athletics. He began swimming in his Rat year, earning his numerals then, and his monogram the following year. John ' s social downfall began during spring vacation of his Rat year. He was led blindly into a date with a girl that he had never met. And he has been blind to her ever since and out of circulation ever since. Sic Semper Play- boys. THE FIRST CLASS ■■ ■■■V H David Kent Hillquist " Dave " Richmond, Virginia lectrical Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, Lance )orporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Dis- nguished Military Student 1; IEEE 2, 1; Gym- astics Club 3, 2, 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; rmed Forces Club 3, 2, 1 ; Fire Fighter 2, 1. Dave was ousted from Richmond in 1961, and aturally VMI appealed to him, since he had Iways wanted to spit-shine his shoes instead of jading a drab fraternity life. After arriving here, e found that the Institute was one big fraternity, nd realized that fraternity life was just as dull ■s he had imagined. ■ Having boarded on the fourth floor for a year, lave decided that third class life looked fine. It ' as during his third class yearthat he developed ■ is sewing ability, as a result of being a lancer Dr several non-consecutive terms. During his second class year, he managed to ilide in some military minutes between long ours spent working for Sonny and Jiggs. Like lost of us, Dave had trouble finding time for cademics in VMI ' s military schedule but he iolved this problem by taking several courses l summer school. As a first classman, Dave decided to take up lying, but much to his dismay his broom was onfiscated. In spite of a long list of short- omings, Dave has been a fine Brother Rat, and as a great future. Benjamin Claude Hines Benny " Ewing, Virginia History; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; Distinguished Air Student; Baseball 4, 3; Inter- national Relations Club 3; Armed Forces Club 2, 1; Ranger Program 3; Flight Instruction Program 1. Coming from the sticks to Virginia Military Institute was quite a happening in Ben ' s life. Military life was all new to him as there hadn ' t been a soldier in Ewing since the Civil War. Nevertheless, Ben took all in stride and was honored by being allowed to room in the head- quarters of the " Timmins " Society on the Gold Coast. But that honor was surpassed by the opportunity to escort at the Tobacco Bowl on 10 October 1964. A powerfully built country boy, Ben was Chuckling Charlie ' s big gun in the last innings and will always be remembered for his pinch hit that saved the Davidson game his third class year. One of Hi Fi ' s favorites, Ben was patted on the back many times by his coach, particularly his second class year. Still lauded by many, he hopes to play for the Tobacco Puffers upon graduation. An ace pilot during Flight Instruction Program, he will probably be the first Virginia Military Institute graduate to fly to the moon while making an attempted landing. ' ' ' A J 4 John Albert Hinton " John Falstaff " Portsmouth, Virginia English; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, Guidon Bearer 1; Wesley Fellowship 4, 3, 2, 1 (Vice President 2)- VMI Glee Club 2, 1; Timmins Society 3, 2, 1 ; Civil War Round Table 3; Tidewater Club i. 3, 2, 1; Rat Daddy 3, 2, 1. In September of 1961, our own " John Falstaff " came boppin ' through Limits Gates from God ' s Country on four wheels known as " Nightflyer. " This was Mr. Joe College, Esq. himself with his cashmere coat, four suits, and the rest of his Quality Shop wardrobe. As a Rat, he did not adapt readily to barracks life, and one night, he tried to move to the library. During his four years at the Institution, he has become an intimate case history for the psychology classes at " Randy Mac, " Mary Washington, and Old Dominion. In fact, he once underwent some exciting tests at Patrick Henry. Besides that, he loved to get pinned, and we would never know from one year to the next where those rubber pins would be. However, we insiders (Bill, Everette, and Rusty) know that deep inside he ' s a a family man. Though John and his deviated ways have kept us constantly on the alert for a joke, song, or costume, we can honestly say that there has never been a dull moment with him around, and we have enjoyed almost every minute of it. As far as we are concerned, he has only one weak- ness—eating cherry pie in bed. VA I WAS THtRE ■ •w r»fc «b | Danny Andrew Hogan " Smiley " Roanoke, Virginia Chemistry; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Captain 1; Distinguished Military Student; Wrestling 4; Baseball 4; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Wrestling 2, 1, Softball 3, 2, 1 ; American Chemical Society 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Roanoke Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Ring Committee; Brookside 2. " Smiley " was probably the only First Ranking Corporal in the history of VMI to accumulate too many demerits for the semester that counted rank-wise. This may not seem to mean a lot, but it points out the diverse cadetship of Young Dan ' l. Arriving at the Institute with great ideas of excellence, he was one of the few to realize most of his ideals. He took to the life of the " Ranker " yet managed to keep a touch of the common man in him. Besides his military prowess Danny excelled in sports, including the two greatest sports of them all— elbow-bending and love. He ran through many a fair young damsel while at school. The battle of the sexes saw quite a few good skirmishes when he was around, but no one has tallied the score, so far, to determine the victor. One of the many attributes he has in wooing the fair sex is his low, halting Kingstonian voice and his guitar. Both have been used, suc- cessfully (to a certain degree) and unsuccess- fully (to a larger degree), in his aforementioned skirmishes. Very much of an above average student, Danny is sure to maintain his high standards in later life. THE FIRST CLASS James Louis Hogler " Easter Pig " Falls Church, Virginia Electrical Engineer; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1 ; Distinguished Military Student 1; Rat Swimming Manager 3; Varsity Swimming Manager 2, 1; Intramural Judo 4, Football 2; IEEE 2, 1 ; Newman Club 4, 3, 2 1; Armed Forces Club 4; Fire Fighters 3; Turtles 1. The Citadel has its Bulldog; Annapolis has its Goat; and VMI has " Easter Pig. " Hailing from northern Virginia, Jim received his 4-year sen- tence well. Having seen movies about the Institute on TV, he decided to leave his wife home on that sunny September day. As a Rat, Jim made many friends in the class, and, like all of us, he kept the thirds busy. It was during this year that he was made a member of the M. E. drawing room society. Always having a funny joke during the " Societies " meetings he was elected President and passed the course to boot! Third classman Hogler was not much better. As assistant manager of the swimming team, he learned that a permit is a cadet ' s best friend. He decided to spend that summer involved in the intellectual pursuit of his favorite algebra course. The second class year found Jim sweeping out the EE lab. The " Hog " was the only color- blind person at VMI to use colored pencils on lab reports! Joseph Bayard Hooten " Joe " Fredericksburg, Virginia Civil Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, 3,3 Sergeant 1; Distinguished Military Student; Ri Cross Country; Rat Indoor and Outdoor TracJ Intramural Football 2, 1, Volleyball 2, 1, Track Cross Country 3, 2, 1, Tennis2, 1, Basketball 2,; Ping-Pong 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Staff ' Glee Club 2, 1 ; Fire Fighters 3, 2, 1. On September 13, 1961, a shy little blond bil ' wandered down from the land of Fredericksbu i ' into the gaping jaws of Jackson Arch, and flj wonderment of VMI. Now four long years I at- a new Joe Hooten is about to wander back ol He ' s still blond, but now he ' s not so shy, as mar of his ex-loves will testify. During his " Rat " year, Joe managed to colle ' ' • his numerals by pulling himself over a fe hurdles, and, at the same time, dodging tf various " kangaroo courts " that allegedly operal in barracks. During his next three years, oi boy Joe was in hot pursuit of knowledge, wit 1 just enough time out for the " C. I., " girls, an intramurals where he stood out in all categorie: 1 In spite of these many diversions, Joe ha arrived at the time for graduation. Now with his civil engineering degree clutche tightly under his arm, this new Joe has all th tools needed to tackle the world and leave hi mark along with all the other VMI greats. r Charles Palmer Hough " Chuck " " Ears " Arlington, Virginia Electrical Engineer; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1 ; Dis- tinguished Military Student 1 ; IEEE 2, 1 ; Student Conference on United States Affairs 1; Cadet ■ Assistant in Computer Center 1. Chuck set forth on his military career in room 396. Having come straight from Wakefield High, Charlie found the academics easier than his love life. He is third ranking EE but still has not managed to snare a girl. The last of the big spenders from D. C. has had his ups and downs throughout his four years. A look at his well-worn hay will certainly prove that. From a beginning as a spastic Rat whodidnotknowtoshinetheheelsofhis shoes, Chuck has distinguished himself militarily by becoming a Distinguished Military Student and Second Battalion S-1. Four years which none of us will soon forget are at a close. Chuck may rush about, but he is never in too much of a hurry to help a Brother Rat. Best of luck to a good student and a fine friend. Thomas Walter Howard III " Tommy " Virginia Beach, Virginia Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Rat Football; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2. President 1; Virginia Academy of Science 3; Armed Forces Club 2; Rangers 2; Salute Detail 2, 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1. Leaving his beloved ' 54 red Chevy convertible and Mary Frances behind him, young T. W walked smilingly into a hideous trap. Suddenly Tommy found himself surrounded by gentlemen clad in uniform grey and telling him that he was " One of the lowest things on earth. " Dismayed, but willing, Tommy acquitted himself well his Rat year and has continued to do so throughout his tenure at VMI. Always a real worker, Tom has been known to spend many a Saturday night, while his friends were out for a little fun, wrapped around his slide rule and cursing at the hallowed halls of learning. Although he has never been the top man in CE, Tom has always tried hard and has usually done well. In extracurricular activities, Tom could always be found at the front. Organizing and throwing many a memorable party, Tommy was a wise choice for president of the Tidewater Club. Athletically, he left his mark on the gridiron his Rat year and has been seen on the basketball courts during much of his infrequent free time. Well known and well liked among his class- mates, Tom is certain to leave a distinct mark on the outside world as he has done here. Winston Omohundro Huffman " Doc- Marshall, Virginia English; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4,3, 2, 1. When Doc came to VMI, he undoubtedly had already vowed not to let the system get him down. Either by sheer strength or an uncanny sense of the least painful way of doing things, Doc managed to keep just one step ahead of the skirmishes that plagued the rest of us. Myth or truth— it is hard to determine— but it was rumored that Doc became an English major because it was a shorter walk to Scott Shipp than to NEB. All the foregoing is commensurate with Doc ' s philosophy: " If it cannot be done in fifteen minutes, then it was not worth doing anyway. " Doc seemed always to have an interest in athletics. He often demonstrated this interest on the parade ground. He showed the intra- murder football boys how the Marshall High School Ace used toholdthefansinwild elation. Yes, the Kila man is definitely a hard man, but in all seriousness he has shown us nothing less than genuine friendship and earned from us nothing less than complete respect! All of his Brother Rats wish Doc the best of luck! V VI %j THERF 11CS — ? I James Robert Hughes " Bob " Pompano Beach, Florida History; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Con- tributing Editor 2, 1; BOMB Staff 2, 1; Civil War Round Table 2, 1; International Relations Club 2, President 1 ; Chair man Ring Committee, Class of 1965; Chairman Food Committee 1; Political Science Society 1; White Front Pie Shop 2. In September of 1961 a budding young Machia- velli arrived in Lexington from the land of palm trees. Known as " Vance " orthe " status seeker " by his friends, he is equally ready to quote verbatim articles from Playboy Magazine, or any minute fact from a long-forgotten text book. Bob has proved to be an excellent and consci- entious student, as well as a boy ready to " party " at the drop of a hat. He is as well known to his instructors for his academic ability as he is feared by the chaperones and those in authority in every major girls ' school in the state. Some of his escapades, the most noteworthy being at Natural Bridge, have assumed almost legen- dary proportion around barracks. Bob is also recognized by the Tac Staff as an artist of no mean ability, as he has proven on many a holi- day, notably St. Valentine ' s Day and St. Patrick ' s Day. Bob is finally reaching one of his cherished ambitions in the field of status; that is riding to the hunt with the Deep Run Hunt Club of Rich- mond. With conventions, golf, bird hunting, and afternoon trips to the " Liquid, " Bob has still been able to keep up his grades as well as his social obligations. After a fine showing in Summer Camp, he was considered briefly, very briefly, for DMS. Campbell Carr Hyatt III " Shack, " " Carbo " Kingsport, Tennessee Biology; Infantry; Private 4, 2, 1 , Lance Corporal 3; Swimming 4; Varsity Baseball Manager 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 1 ; Intramural Softball 2, 1 , Swimming 4; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, 2, 1; The Cadet Staff 4; Chaplain ' s Com- mittee 3; Southwest Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Dobyns-Bennett Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Skid Row 1. Tennessee has produced many a fine fellow, but, when the Brother Rats of ' 65 speak of that state, they will be reminded of the Kingsport redhead with temper to match, Carr Hyatt. Straight off the farm (and if you don ' t believe this, just listen to his accent) came the animal lover who was determined to keep ahead of the system. He was quick to put aside the trials and tribulations of the Rat Line and take on academic pursuits as his main objective. This proved to be quite a task for " Carbo, " because he ended up supplementing the regular year with three summer schools. But true to the Hyatt ' s tradition, he has fought to conquer the books, and, right now, it looks as if the world will eventually receive another " Horse Doctor. " " Shack " has been a real friend of the Rats, and has upheld the " Hyatt tradition " by being a private and a devoted attendant of the Moose Lodge activities. Carr will probably be remembered best for his high-pitched giggles and backwoods jargon; Bill Bynum will never forget Carbo ' s constant reference to him as " froggie. " Although he groaned and argued about every decision VMI made, it is evident that he main- tains a real love for it. s« Charles Ronald Hylton " Ronnie " Roanoke, Virginia Chemistry; Air Force; Private 4, Lance CorporE : 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Wrestling 4, 33 Intramural Handball 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, Basket ball 4, 3, 2, 1; ACS 3, 2, 1 ; Baptist Studenr 1 Union 4, 3, 2, Vice President 1 ; Civil War Rounr j Table 3, 2, 1. Four years ago, a bright blond beam came tct ' Virginia Military Institute from the Star City ' His name was Ronnie Hylton. Ronnie began his cadetship determined taj become a respected individual, and, during oul: four years with him here, he has proved tha ' ' : he is both a leader and a Brother Rat who is completely devoted to his class and to the. Institute. He has suffered with the rest of us. He got! his " Dear John " letter at Ring Figure our third ' class year, but he rebounded from this traumatic experience and managed to get a date with one of the prettiest girls in all Virginia— Miss Richmond. Ronnie has always been one to fall for a pretty face, and one of his ambitions is- to become a professional escort for pretty girls in beauty pageants. However, he is sure that ' the girl of his dreams must meet the qualifi- cations of " beauty is as beauty does. " After graduation, Ronnie plans to spend a four-year hitch in the Air Force, but he has one- resolution — he will never pick up his cornet again and will never play in a military band again. Thus, we have no doubt that Ronnie will con- tinue to win friends in later life with his warm personality and smile. THE FIRST CLASS Stephen Lloyd Irving " Steve " Moylan, Pennsylvania ,ivil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, Lance iorporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant I; Monogram lub 3, 2, 1 ; Track 3, 2, 1; Intramural Football 2,1; Handball 2; ASCE 3, 2, 1. Following in his father ' s footseps (well, al- lost, he didn ' t quite make regimental com- lander), Steve came to VMI to receive a college ..ducation. Except for a few visits to Buena Vista during .is Rat year, Steve put in a little time on his tudies. But during his third and second class ears he found out about Johnny ' s, the College fin, and W L fraternity parties. Despite all this light life, Steve still found time to devote to :oach Cormack ' s track team. I Steve ' s life at VMI would not be complete without mentioning all the girls he has dated— iue! His senior year was made somewhat more earable when she transferred to Radford. Sue nd his FIP training kept Steve pretty busy, but estillhadtimetohelpanybodywho might have sked for his assistance. He has a lot of " what it akes " to get along with people, so it is assured hat he will go nowhere but up in today ' s ad- ancing world. Good luck to Steve from the ;iass of ' 65. Donald Robert Jebo " Don " Alexandria, Virginia Mathematics B.S.; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Fencing 4; Intramural Football 4, Softball 4, 3, 2; AIP 3; Math Club; Turtles; Assistant in the Computing Center 2, 1 ; Fire Fighters 3, 2. The big " J " came to VMI finding, to his dismay, that he could not go home every weekend, so he quickly won his stars and hopped on the first Alexandria bus. When he couldn ' t go home he lived in the PX, and because he never missed a night, Red is set for a nice retirement. Don quickly became respected by his class- mates in his Rat year due to his eagerness to help his Brother Rats. He not only helped in class, but in the Chemistry lab, he nearly suc- ceeded in finishing what General Hunter started. Deciding in his third class year that he was not Ranger material, he became a Zoomie. The following year he was Corporal Jebo for at least a month, and it took the Institute a year to rec- ognize its mistake and make him a sergeant. Besides being a good Softball pitcher, Jeebs holds the Southern Conference record for the most panes of glass broken with a ball of clay. J. M. Hall will miss Don even though he stopped contributing to the collection when he reached his forty-fourth button. And so VMI adds another smiling face to its list of some eight thousand alumni never to be heard from again. Quod Erat Demonstandum. James Robert Johnson " J. R., " " Bob " Norfolk, Virginia Biology; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Distinguished Military Student; Judo 4; Football 4; Volleyball 4; Virginia Academy of Science; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Doc ' s Steak Club; Scuba Club 2. Bob was one of those Rats who found the secret early and stayed out of the picture. His " J. R. walk " became famous on the fourth stoop. He was seldom seen straining on the third stoop. That year, he was equally successful in aca- demic pursuits. By semesters, however, Bob had switched his interest in unknown variables to the more exciting study of Biology. J. R. ' s problems multiplied somewhat during his " sophomore " year. Being mistaken for a " Bunny Rabbit, " leaving his class sweater in Richmond, and trying to convince his Brother Rats that his father wasnotanalumnus, were only some of his troubles. It was during this yearthat Bob showed himself as a real snowman. His mailbox was the envy of practically every cadet in the corps. By this time, he had gained the distinction of being the only Rat to tell a first classman exactly where to go after his third week at VMI. J. R. had already gained infinite smack as a Rat when he carried the third class president back from the Moose Lodge. Bob has had his doubts about the system at times, but he has shown what dedicated study can accomplish. His last years have been full of rewards. Having settled down, except for a few hot bridge games and a walk around the stoop after taps, J. R. has built a strong foundation for his future. V nt WAS THtRt A ( " 0. )Sfe1 - 8 o5 ■r " Hi ' ! . A, Richard Waring Johnson " Rick " Newport News, Virginia History; Platoon Leaders Course; Private 4; Lance Corporal 3; Corporal 2; Cadet Captain (Delta Company Commander); Swimming 4; Tennis 4; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Staff 4, National Advertising Manager 3, Assist- ant Advertising Manager 2; International Re- lations Club; Political Science Society 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, Vice President 2, Presi- dent 1; Ring Figure Magazine, Advertising Manager; VMI Aero Club 1; Fire Fighters 3, 2; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Pioneer Investment Club 1, Rick entered VMI with his head high, proud to get into such a prestige school. But he was quickly cut down to size by the Uppers. Harass- ment was poured upon him, but (with the help of a Captain dyke) he survived all of the RDC meetings and travelled on into his third class year. In this year Rick was confronted with several new problems— one being the unlimited realm of the new social life, and the other being how to finance this type of living. He did better on the latter problem. As a wheeler-dealer, Rick cannot be beat. More money passed through the portals of room 149 in ' 64- ' 65 than through the VMI treasury at matriculation, but ask Rick how his financial status is, and he is always flat broke. Obviously he has devised some new system of balancing payments. With the reputation of being such a tycoon, Rick was unanimously (minus one) voted com- pany commander. Like a fine upstanding New- port News lad, he entered his job with zeal. Mills Godwin Jones " Jonesie " Whaleyville, Virginia Chemistry; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2 Sergeant 1 ; Distinguished Academic Student 3, 2; Distinguished Military Student 1; Honor Court 1; Rat Social Committee 3, 2, 1 ; Basketball 4, 3, 2, Manager 1 ; Intramural Volley- ball 4; Salute Battery 2, 1 ; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1 ; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1. Completely unaware of what was ahead, Godwin left the peanut country of Whaleyville to become a cadet. He has never been able to quite understand why he made this fateful journey away from the flat lands. At VMI Godwin discovered that there were more Rat chemistry majors (13) than boys in his graduating class (12). After a stumbling start in which Rat English and history almost threw him, Godwin got his feet on the ground and proved to himself and others that he could get the academic job ac- complished on non-LA subjects. Many Brother Rats have been seen asking for " Jonesie " when the going got tough. Academics got Godwin in enough trouble to miss finals of his Rat year when he put them ahead of the military. However, this, and missing Ring Figure, was just part of Institute life to him with his " win a few-lose a few " attitude. After a graduate school this Brother Rat will undoubtedly be a success no matter what his endeavor may be, for he has proven himself both an easy-going jokester and a hard worker. All Brother Rats will remember " Jonesie " who was one of the " good guy NCO ' s in the corps " for which there is no room. John Minor Jordan, Jr. " Johnny " Danville, Virginia Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, Lane- Corporal 3, Private 2, Sergeant 1; Monograr Club 3, 2, 1 ; Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1, Captain 1 ; Fool) ball 4; Intramural Football 3, 2, 1, Softball 3, 2, 1 ASCE 3, 2, 1; J. G. Smith Admiration Society! The Dirty Thirty. By normal rules of pronunciation, the " o, , when preceded and followed by a consonant, i enunciated as in the word " or. " Nonetheless, the elite from Danville, Virginia, seemed to bb obsessed with opposition to such " common pronunciation, when the " o " in question is presi ent in a name. The reaction is one of mos violent disdain when the subject is raised Johnny, for all practical purposes, can be singlei out as the arch-enemy of the ignorant troops it this field. But in the final analysis, Johnny ' i fairly obvious physical assets put him in i bargaining position a bit too strong fo pressing the point, so we ' ll forgive him for his little idiosyncrasy and dwell on his strong point; which have manifested themselves in our fou years with him. If there is one salient term to be singled out as typifying Johnny, it has to be the well-rounder, cadet. He always was a firm believer in physica excellence, even when it often entailed a sacrifici of study time. Not to be outdone in the socia realm, Johnny often ignored his ordinarily re- served disposition. The most vivid example wa; his escapade at our third class party when hs inadvertently managed to get on the incorrigiblf list, although he did not fall far enough to b( among the two percent. THE FIRST CLASS Kenneth Roberts Jordan " Ken " Charlotte, North Carolina lectrical Engineering; Artillery; Private4, Lance lorporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distin- .uished Military Student 1; IEEE 2, 1; Wesley oundation 4, 3, 2, 1, President 2; Religious louncil 3, 2; Salute Detail 2, 1. Among that group of young high school raduates who unknowingly entered limits gates ,iat fateful summer was Ken Jordan. Hailing om the Southland, he came to VMI to learn to hase electrons around circuits, and he found iat he had to learn other things such as how iiany bricks there are on the south side of larracks. Finishing his Rat year in fine form, Ken was warded " lancer " stripes. With his ability to hine and take excellent care of the " ratties, " l e was destined for the higher positions of orporal and lieutenant. All this has not made im forget those poor lost electrons because e has done very well in the academic life too. Vhen Sally comes up, however, he, for some eason, puts his work aside to be with her. Sharing a humble abode in our castle on the ill with Ken has proved most enjoyable, since e is someone who is always conscious of ithers ' well-being. One has to be on his toes to eep up with a roommate as witty as he, because : e is a real thinker who is determined to remain ell-rounded in this specialized world. Soon, Ken will enter the world with his sheep- kin and with the same success he has had as a esult of his hard work as a cadet at VMI. He ill always do well in the years ahead. rr --- Robert Mason Jordan " Bob, " " Beak, " " Redeye " Danville, Virginia English; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Private 1 ; Tennis 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Cadet Waiter 2, Head Waiter 1; Swine Bowl 2, 1 ; Gun and Hiking Club 4, 1. From the city of " Racial Inequality " came the most experienced water fighter VMI has ever seen. This ability has been farfrom wasted since he can be found in any water fight or " swine bowl. " Although the " Beak " began his career as an engineer, his strong dislike for work and strong affinity for the sack forced him to become an " LA " majoring in " Sack 430. " Bob graduates without honors having only 145 semester hours in the hay. On the more humorous side of life was Bob ' s military achievements. During his second class year Bob experienced a strange phenomenon. His rank standing continually increased while he did not attend a single formation. His rank went by the board in lieu of the honored post of head waiter in the world-famous " Club Crozet. " In his early days at the Institute Bob ' s life was highlighted by numerous romances. Then shortly before his second class year a little girl from Danville attached the ring (in his nose, that is) and you know the rest. With Bob ' s personality and tremendous sense of humor, he will have no trouble being a suc- cess, even in a tank. William Michael Kearney " Mike " Yorktown, Virginia Physics; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Swimming Team 4, 3, 2, Captain 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Skin Diving Club 2, 1. On that unforgettable September day in 1961, young college-bound Mike left his beloved Yorktown home and landed unceremoniously at Jackson Arch of the Country Club of Virginia. Mike did well throughout his Rat year except for one slight incident. He skipped a third class resurrection, and, as a result, he spent many hours in serious discussion with the third class vice president over his radiator. Since his Rat year, he has discovered the secret of peaceful coexistence with the Virginia Military Institute system. Mike became one of the Institute ' s best swimmers through hard work and accident. While enjoying a swim during his Rat year he discovered he could swim as well as anyone on the team. With visions of training table food, he joined the Rat team. But as a third he replied to Coach Arnold ' s personal invitation to join the varsity team with a classic, " Thanks, but no thanks! " In the end Coach Arnold prevailed and Mike returned to the pool to swim well and become the team Captain as a first-classman. Mike has had many loves, both short and tall, near and far while at Virginia Military Institute. He always returned in September with that starry look in his eyes, but this in no way hindered his ability to study, swim, or see other girls. With his uncanny ability to produce when the pressure is on, Mike will do well throughout life and be a credit to Virginia Military Institute. V Al WAS THtRE i m-w8 David Thomas Kiger " Dave " Lynchburg, Virginia Chemistry; Artillery; Private 4, 2, Lance Corporal 3, Sergeant 1 ; Rat Football 4; Varsity Football 3; Intramural Football 1, Basketball 1; American Chemical Society 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Lynchburg Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Lab Instructor 1; Company " A " Food Representative. Mister, areyouatiger? Yes sir, came the reply. Well, if you are, mister, then sound like one. From that time on Mr. Kiger became a tiger. Un- fortunately, however, this required much energy, and it became necessary to rest his tiger im- pulses with naps up to 12 hours at a stretch . . . but a tiger needs his rest. On a more serious side, after being advised by his brother of the pitfalls of the Rat, Dave decided to venture out of his Lynchburg home and enter the hostile environment of the freshman. Sur- prisingly though, the adjustment from civilian to Rat was made without duress, although Rat football was a big help. But Dave was a running Rat. Upon arriving, Dave soon found that Mathe- matics was not his field, but instead enjoyed boiling water in a Chemistry Laboratory. This field fitted very well into his schedule, for now he could go to classes and still keep his nap time. Besides marriage, the future is unsettled for Dave. However, Pharmacy school or grad school seem to be drifting into his future. But in any direction he takes after graduation he goes with the assurance that one day, sooner or later, he ' ll end up in the Army. May you have all the luck and opportunities, Dave— the best of luck to you from all your ' Brother Rats. Edgar Carroll Knowling " Big Ed " Roanoke, Virginia Biology; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Wres- tling 4; Numerals 4; Varsity Wrestling 3; Mono- gram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Baseball Manager 4; Football Manager 4, 3, 2; Virginia Academy of Science 3, 2, 1 ; Roanoke Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Vice President 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 3; Fire Fighting Detail 3, 2, 1. Edgar, more fondly known as " Big Ed, " is one of the most popular and finest members of the class of 1965. Leaving his high school memories in Roanoke for bigger and better adventures in Lexington, Ed has made life brighter for many of hisfriends. Asa Rat " Big Ed " showed those non- military qualities that have been a great help in achieving his goal of being named to the cher- ished group of first class privates. Always en- joying a good time, Ed is as serious as anyone when it comes to academics. Realizing that the C. E. department did not suit his taste, he is now one of Doc Carroll ' s boys. It is not unusual to see Edgar staying up till the late hours of the night and then getting up a couple of hours before first call to study for a test. " Big Ed " could have been one of the finest wrestlers in VMI ' s history. After a victorious Rat season, he decided to give up wrestling for academics and a normal waistline during the fall. Another sport in which he excels is that of being a bookie for dates. Many 8 o ' clock dates have been found for his friends because of a phone number from " Big Ed ' s " little black book. Ed is always willing to give up a date for himself so one of his friends may have a good time. Though no girl has dominated his life, he has never had any trouble with females. David Aaron Kovach " Gross Hungarian " Pocahontas, Virginia Biology; Air Force; Private 4, 2, Lance Corpo . 3, Sergeant and Assistant Drum Major 1; F. Disciplinary Committee 1; Intramural Footb 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2,. ' Volleyball 4, 3, Wrestling 2, 1; Cadet Staff 4,: Advertising Manager 2, Business Manager Baptist Student Union 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy 1 Science 3, 2, 1 ; Band 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club 4, ] International Relations Club 4, 3; Armed Forc( Club 4,3; Club 104 1. In September, 1961 Virginia Military I nstitu ! became the temporary home of the official re resentative of the " Southwest Virginia ai ' Southern West Virginia Association for Di placed Hungarian Coal Miners. " Not once ' four years has Dave let anyone forget either h lineage or his famous home area. Why did Dave come to Virginia Military I stitute? When Dave ' s dad told him he wou send him to any college in the country and th. he would pay his way to Virginia Military h stitute, Dave made his obvious choice. Dave had three major desires during his cade ship. First, a love for biology, a dedication 1 Doc, and his home for wayward rats has di rected him towards a career in dentistry. Sec- ondly, a love for money has made him one of th unknown entrepreneurs of barracks. (Chai letters anyone?) Last, but by far the foremost c Dave ' s desires, he has looked forward to a simpl little church wedding with Carlynne. «se « | r- Robert Edward Kozyra " Koz " West Hartford, Connecticut History; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Distinguished Air Science Student; Track 4; Intramural Football, ' Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Company Intramural Champion 2; Intramural Cross Country Champion 2; Individual Intra- dural Award 2; Newman Club 4, 1 ; International Relations Club 3; Company Food Representa- tive 1. Out of the wilds of Connecticut have come some ofthebig rankers of our d ay, and Bobcame here as one of them. But then it happened, he met his Waterloo. Yes, if it were not for his three- year battle with " The Fish, " he might have been one of the ranking elite. Bob has etched his name into the history of VMI in many ways during his term inside its hallowed arches. For four years he has been .active in intramurals and was the first cadet to win the intramural loving cup. Intramurals was not the only way his name was etched into history. If anyone wishes to find his name elsewhere, look at the doors and windows in rooms 431, 339, 235, and 163, and his name can be easily found. Bob led an active, but quiet life at VMI. His quiet quick wit and his ability to withstand the constructive criticism given him concerning his northern dialogue has brought the admiration and respect of all those who know him. Joseph Anthony Kruszewski " Kruser " Natrona, Pennsylvania Chemistry; Artillery; Private4, Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, 1; Distinguished Military Student; Basketball 4, 3, 2, Captain 1; Baseball 4; Intra- mural Softball 4, 3, 2, 1; ACS 4, 3, 2, 1; Ring Figure Magazine (Circulation) 2; Newman Club 4, 3; Second Class Representative of the ACS; Brookside 2. Coach Weenie Miller glowed, and sportswriter Bill Brill groaned— Kruszewski— how do you spell that again? From the steel mills of busy Pittsburgh to the rural town of Lexington came this young man determined to accomplish several objectives. He wanted to become Regimental Commander and to makethe All Southern Conference basket- ball team. Unfortunately, Kruser became involved with the famous leper colony and dreams of military glory went by the Brookside. Speaking of Brook- side, it was there that " K " spent quite a few spare moments in joyful contemplation of social and economic problems. In the academic realms, Joe ranked near the top of his curriculum— L. A. Chemistry. Joe ' s real fame, however, is to be found in the realms of the basketball world. In winning the Southern Conference title in 1964, the Kruser played an important role for the VMI. Because of his outstanding play during his sophomore and junior seasons, he was elected captain of the team in his senior year. Joe, far from being a top ranker in the Corps, did earn DMS— despite his ID problems at Sommers Point during Summer Camp. Albert Lewis Lahendro " Lou, " " Mooch " Alexandria, Virginia History; Air Force; Private 4, 3, Corporal 2, Company Supply Sergeant 1; Distinguished Air Science Student 1; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; International Relations Club 1 ; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Florida Migrating Society 2; Charter Member of the Magnificent Seven; P-P III. When Lou receives his VMI diploma, it will not only be a high academic achievement, but also a memorial to one man ' s courage in the face of almost every conceivable obstacle. " Ole Smilin ' Lou " just seemed to attract the finer aspects of VMI and college life. It all started way back with his first RDC card, and it ended with his own personal note from scenic North Carolina. But through all these tribulations, Lou came out with his chin up . . . waiting for the next one to hit him. Yet in between these mischievous bouts of turmoil, Lou did manage to achieve a number of well-deserved laudits. Being a devoted history major, he achieved a high average and also a record number of hours in the hay. Militarily, he was a rags to riches kid, when, after three years as a clean sleever, he earned his stripes and saber to match. Outside of VMI, Lou quickly learned, was the place to be, and from Maine to Florida he picked up those indiscernible aspects of a college education which are in- valuable. Like most of us right now, Lou is undecided as to which field to enter in order to make his first million. But whatever Lou chooses to do, we are sure that his " never say die " spirit will enable him to reach the top. VMI WAS THtRE p Robert Mclver Law " Bob " Fairfax, Virginia Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant (First Bat- talion S-3) 1; Distinguished Military Student 1 ; Golf 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Wrestling 4; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Intramural Cross Country 3, 2, 1, Wres- tling 2, 1 ; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club 3, 2, 1 ; Hop Committee 1; Northern Virginia Club 3, 2, 1 ; Fire Fighting 1. A freckled-faced boy was seen coming through Jackson Arch four years ago, carrying golf clubs, and inquiring about the recreational facilities at " Virginia ' s Merriest Institute. " The Rat Line quickly suppressed Bob ' s fun-loving attitude, but he quickly developed interests in other directions. He joined the Glee Club, and participated in wrestling and golf. The fairer sex began to play a larger part in Bob ' s cadet life during his third class year. Three events will always be remembered by his Brother Rats as typical of Bob: first, the dance at the Pine Room after Ring Figure; second, his classic remark about the tunnels in Hawaii ' s volcanic lava; and third, the episode at the Mink ' s house where he was seen sneaking from tree to tree looking for his date. Girls were always attracted to Bob. It seemed as if Bob had girls scattered from Miami to Maine. He was usualy excellent at outguessing the weaker sex, but one girl from Hollins stumped him. Although Bob never spent very much time within the hallowed halls, his natural ability carried him through four years of mixing cement and pounding sand in the C. E. Department. Mebane Thomas Lea, Jr. " Mebs " Richmond, Virginia Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Numerals 4; Intramural Football 1; Cross Country 3, 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science 3, 2, 1 ; BOMB Staff (Assistant Photography Editor) 2; Salute Battery 1, Sad indeed was the day " Mebs " first walked, or, should we say, stumbled weak-kneed through Jackson Arch to the tune of " You ' re in the Rat Line now, mister; drag your chin in! " Not ac- customed to having people yell at him, Mebane promptly wrapped himself in the motto of " Never too good, never too bad. " Since his Rat year, he has found various ways of attracting attention, including throwing mashed potatoes in the mess hall (10-2-40) thirty-five days before Ring Figure, and dramati- cally pulling muscles at rather crucial points in track meets. And yet, no matter how bad things get, Mebs somehow manages to come out near even. It must be that old mediocrity showing. No history of " Mebs " could be considered complete without mentioning that little personi- fication of love who has made the unendurable just barely endurable. It will be her presence that will make his emergence, exactly 1370 days after matriculation, a day which will be indeed a glad one. Robert Edward Lee " Buddha " Portsmouth, Virginia English; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1 Distinguished Military Student 1; Rat Discipli nary Committee 1 ; Rat Football 4; Varsity Foot ball 3, 2, 1 ; Fellowship of Christian Athletes ' Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 1 Gun and Hiking Club 4; Presidential Honot Guard 2. In the autumn of 1961 the VMI was thrown i ntct! turmoil by the arrival of the illustrious R. E. Lee from Portsmouth. The shock was compounder by the presence of his twin, John, who has since : left these hallowed halls for the more luxurious ' life at the U. S. Yacht and Country Club. The» Buddha was mildly surprised by his sudden initiation into the Gun and Hiking Club where he distinguished himself by a perfect attendance record until Christmas. He was equally honored by receiving the special attention accorded him by Coach McGinnis and Co. The Buddha earned his sobriquet by virtue of his enormous girth (biggest man on the football team), his serenity (he can be found asleep anytime), and his com- passion (ask any rat at the RDC). The Buddha has impressed his Bro ' Rats with one redeeming virtue, geniality. When this enormous giant of a man bears down upon one of us, fear flies out as his genuine warmth be- comes apparent. Old Jungle saying: " When Buddha smiles, all is well, when Buddha frowns, run like hell. " Actually, the Buddha ' s continued good nature in the face of some extremely diffi- cult situations has earned him the admiration of many as has his amazing skill with pen and paint. THE FIRST CLASS v Thomas John Lennon " Tom " Rockville, Connecticut iology; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, orporal 2, Lieutenant (Battalion S-1) 1; Distin- uished Military Student; Rat Indoor Track; Rat lutdoor Track; Indoor Track 2; Outdoor Track |; Intramural Swimming 1, Handball 3; Newman Hub 4; Yankee Club 4, 3,2,1; Virginia Academy f Science 4, 3, 2, 1. " Mousey " came to VMI with the same illusions f grandeur that many of us had, but there were ew who adjusted so quickly and effectively to the emanding system. Perhaps this can be ex plained ' ■y Tom ' s unusual ability to work hardest for lose things which mean the most to his future, ii nee he has been at VMI, his desire to become a pecialist in the field of medicine has never sub- ; ided, and it is certain that he will not rest even tfhen this goal has been reached. " Mousey " is ■he type of person who is never satisfied with ieing second best in the things that mean the Tost. Ever since his first day at VMI, he has been onstantly working to better himself. He has ,iever let his grades slip for even a second, and las still found the time necessary in his first hree years to elevate him to his present position jn the First Battalion Staff. : It is with renewed determination that he steps jut into the world, prepared for every bump in ,he rough road ahead, and he is anxiously await- ng a chance to smooth them. Someday we are sure to hear of a new wonder Jrug discovered by our Brother Rat, " Mousey. " Thomas Sergent Lilly " Tom " Bluefield, West Virginia History; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4; Cheerleader 2, Head Cheerleader 1; Intramural Football 2, 1; Political Science Society 3, 2, 1 ; Flojo Spanish Club 4, 3, 2. In September of 1961, there came out of the mountains of West Virginia and down into the Shenandoah Valley, a military oriented young man named Thomas Sergent Lilly. However, after a few weeks of experiencing the Rat Line, Tom came to the all-important decision that he would leave the Rat Line and the military system to the ones who seemed to be enjoying it so much. As a conscientious person, Tom settled down with the trials and tribulations of the Rat Line and began working for those grades that got him into Law School. But there were two major interruptions during his third classyear.the most important of course being Leslie, while the other was an execrable experience at the skating rink party. Not to be denied, Tom came through with flying colors on both counts, for he was able to graduate from the Institute and Leslie and he are still together. During our second class year, Tom rendered his services to the team by being a cheerleader, and later on head cheerleader. He was always a sight to behold, down there in front of the stands, cheering on the Big Red. Then spring vacation arrived, and it was off to Florida for a week that I am sure we will never forget. Tom, you almost had that dance mastered before we had to leave. His conscientiousness and wonderful per- sonality put a " can ' t miss " label on Tom for being a huge success in life. m Joseph Melbourne Lingle, Jr. " Joe " Montpelier, Virginia Biology; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Fencing Team; Epee 3, 1; Member; Board of Aquatic Leaders, Examiner 3; Cross Country Hiking and Gun Club 4, 3, 1. It can be said of Joseph Melbourne Lingle that he was the most well-known Rat in the Corps. He was especially well-known among the then second and third classmen. Joe has always been an enthusiastic eques- trian, probably because he spent so many of his pre-cadet days " horse-backing " and just horsing around with his Father ' s thoroughbreds. In two straight years, he never ceased to fill his room- mates ' ears with horse and horse-racing tales. His roommates best remember his love of studying, his ability to sleep through thunder, general upheaval and Supper Roll Call, and his love of going on guard. Joe was also good with a sword. He spent much of his Rat and third class years on the fencing team, brandishing an Epee against some of the best college team members in the fencing conference. Joeisoneofthe few cadets whohasseenhow the other half live, and still returned to the Insti- tute and its long cold winters. The Class of ' 65 wishes him the best of luck in all his endeavors. M4 V f " THERf 11feS — p Imre Lipping " Im " Brooklyn, New York History; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, Sergeant 1; Rat Disciplinary Com- mittee 1, Vice President 1 ; Ring Figure Magazine (Literary Editor) 2; Cadet 3, Columnist 2, Managing Editor 1; Lutheran Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Timmins Society 2, President 1; Publications Board 1; Barracks Barbers 2. The lone Estonian representative to VMI came here filled with an obsession to pursue an Army career which has been so dear to his ancestors. Time and experience have not changed his mind, and constant missionary efforts have been futile. Since, in spite of his military visions, Imre never had a chance to clutch the sabre, he sub- scribed to the proposition thatthe pen is mightier than the sword, and he proceeded to decimate the ranks of the powers that be verbally on the pages of the Cadet, to the amusement of the Corps and the consternation of the rankers. Imre is also notorious as the chief architect of the heaping LRC during the 1964 FTX, and many a Rat orformer Rat can attest to his powers as a strainer. But he also found time to achieve good marks, and to be a member of the College Bowl team. As a dedicated LA, he spent the majority of his afternoons in the sack, and the majority of his weekends in Johnny ' s. His far-flung romantic adventures— excluding the Ring Figure fiasco— that intermittently stretched from Canada to South Carolina have left him quite satisfied. We hope that we shall be able to hear his accented voice again, if not sooner than at our prospective reunions. Thomas Paul Lohouse " T. P. " Princeton Junction, New Jersey Chemistry; Air Force; Private 4,3, 2, Sergeant 1 ; Intramural Football 1, Basketball 1 ; ACS 3, 2, 1 ; Westminster Fellowship 4. The fall of 1961 saw the escape of the " Ranger " from the cold, somber North to the bright lights and gaiety of Lexington. Although Tom did not quickly adjust to the " Ivy " straight pants and the VMI crewcut, he soon became a permanent member of the revered Gim Company. Between his sense of humor (not appreciated by upper- classmen) and his desire to have a room that looked " lived in " (not appreciated by the Tac Staff) Tom became well known during his Rat year. After the first semester he saw the light and became an " LA " Chemistry major— the most envied of all majors. Then proclaiming every spring that he would never return to Virginia, those who knew him were not very surprised to see him back at the Institute the next fall. Now successfully indoctrinated in Southern culture, Tom has come to an end of four most enlightening years. No matter where he goes there are few who can challenge the fact that Tom, with his charm, wit, and personality, will make friends and be most successful in all his endeavors. William Earl Loughridge " Billy " Fredericksburg, Virginia Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Baseball 4, 3, 2, Captai 1 ; Intramural Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1 , Football 4,3,2,1 ASCE4. From the hills of Northern Virginia camethi " Fredericksburg Flash. " It didn ' t take long fo Billy to realize that he didn ' t care for the system-i for doing things people tell him to do just is no ' i natural for Billy. However, he would do practil ' cally anything he could for you. Billy, like everybody else at the Institute, hai: had his problems. For Billy they have come ir various forms, but mostly as " zips " or " I.C.C. ' s. ' Don ' t get me wrong, Billy has a great reputatior with the opposite sex. Along these lines, Bill)! has kept a " footloose and fancy free " policy Many have tried to capture the " heartbreaker, ' i butasyetnoonehasbeen successful. Athletics have been Billy ' s strong point at VMI. His baseball ability was highlighted in ' his senior year when he was elected captain. As for football, all that can be said is that he should have been a five-year man. We all wish Billy the best of everything after VMI. He has been such a great friend in the past, and we know he will continue to be so in the future. THE FIRST CLASS Russell Alexander Lyons " Buck " Grove City, Pennsylvania Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Basket- oall 4; Intramural Basketball 3, 2, 1; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Lutheran Club 4,3, !, 1; Scouting Service Club 2; Southern Semi- nary Club 3, 2; Bridge Club 1 ; Flight Instruction Program 1 . Sleepy Lyons— who else could fall out of a ;hair in organic class? Another resident of the ?70 branch liquid lunch during his second class ear, Buck has always been active in A. A. work during his four-year stay at the Institute. A ■graduate of Augusta Military Academy, Buck set 3Ut early to prove that his military background would in no way affect his status as a four-year private. However, through the wiles of the Insti- :ute, he was awarded the hashmarks of a lance :orporal for a few weeks his third class year, but ie soon joined the ranks of the privates again. Academically, Buck has held one philosophy during his cadetship, do good work, and still naintain as many hours as possible at Southern Seminary or the bridge table. He has always had a desire to be a physician, and we hope he does as well at medical school as he did at VMI. Good uck— Brother Rat. John Eugene Marshall, Jr. " Jowles " Savannah, Georgia English; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, 1; Rat Disciplinary Committee 1; Vir- ginia Academy of Science 3; BOMB 4; Cadet Sports Staff 2; Timmins Music Society 3, 1, Program Chairman 2; Rangers 3; FIP 1. The Jowler was a lean and hungry Rat, ready and willing to take anything they could dish out to him— especially the food in the mess hall. Now, forty pounds heavier and one hundred per cent meaner, Gene is dishing out a bit himself, as the F Company representative to the RDC. Gene packed up his piccolo, with which he was always able to " charm " a Rat or two, and moved out of Band Company after two years, leaving expectant rank behind, to join the illustrious list of F Company privates. Every Saturday night the Jowler could be found relaxing with his pals at Johnny ' s exclusive, downtown Lexington cadet lounge. We will never forget his most unfortu- nate Ring Figure. His date failed to show at the last minute. Jowles, as all " hawk-eyed " young men should, has become a birdman, and will soon be flying for the army. This will certainly provide him with ample world travel, perhaps Viet Nam? John McClellan Marshall " Johnny Mac " Dallas, Texas History; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, 1 ; Fencing 4; Cadet 4, 3; Ring Figure Magazine 2; Armed Forces Club 2; Texas Club 4,3,2, 1, President 3, 2,1; International Relations Club 3, 2; Band 4, 3, 2, 1 ; John Letcher Memorial Prize 2; College Bowl Team 1 ; Valedictorian. From " Big D " came our beloved Johnny Mac. Small in size, but with a voice to match that of the proverbial Texan, Johnny came the great dis- tance to walk through the inescapable portals, only to be squashed by the upperclassmen. But Johnny Mac was one of the few to take the Rat Line with a " go jump in the Gulf " attitude. Johnny is one of VMI ' s most outstanding LA ' s who has earned many honors. For instance he has the greatest number of ICC ' s for one dance; he is collector of everybody else ' s girl ' s pictures; and he is the winner of VMI ' s coveted " Most Typical Tweet " award. When a fellow cadet sees a pair of glasses and a garrison cap walking toward him, he must prepare himself for any- thing. Johnny Mac ' s uncontrollable attitude of being uncontrollable has opened many doors for him, like the door to the officer ' s mess on a Coast Guard cutter, the back doors of Sem, Baldwin, and Mary Washington (all of which he has used to make hasty escapes), the door to the Com- mandant ' s office, the door to anybody ' s room anytime day or night, and many others. Some- how the Texas Tornado has put up with VMI, or vice versa, and a warning is extended to the people of the Southwest— Look out, Texas, he ' s coming back. V At WAS THERE )Sfo1 - 8 o5 w % •$ ■ Richard Coke Marshall, Jr. " Dick- Hampton, Virginia Civil Engineer; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Intra- mural Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Swim- ming, Softball 4, 3, 2 (Manager) 1 ; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, Vice President 1 . There could have been a Richard Marshall at Hampden-Sydney. Imagine that large body romp- ing around the campus. This is where we find fault with Richard. While most of us were naive, he knew what it was like and still came. The sixty-ninth Marshall trudged up from God ' s country, assumed the position, and awaited the inevitable. Disillusioned, the happy " H " attempted to make the best of his predicament, and he has succeeded to a limited extent. He is known for his tree climbing ability, as the campus police at Westhampton can testify. Ill luck with civilian clothing and a few mishaps with some small bombs have curtailed our man ' s activities for a number of months. This man puts the " L. A. Lab " people to shame. He has adopted the attitude of a stoic. " This place is a house of fun and games: some you win, some you lose, and some get rained out. " Upon gaining his freedom, we feel certain that this gentleman from the swamps will experience little rain and few losses. Thomas Calvert Marshall " Tom, " " T. C. " Knoxville, Tennessee History; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1 ; Rifle Team 3, 2, Captain 1; Intramural Swimming 4; Armed Forces Club; Monogram Club. Tom came to VMI that fateful September morning in the same condition as many of his newly acquired Brother Rats; young, scared, homesick, but with a streak of backwoods Ten- nessee independence which was soon to come in direct conflict with the fourth class social system. Being a firm believer in the philosophy " if you can ' t beat um, to hell with urn, " he gained the distinction of being one of the five Rats that caused the third class to lose their privileges for the month of December. Then, after a nearly successful escape attempt, he settled down for a career in the Air Force. As a third classman, he put his Tennessee shooting eye to good use by joining the varsity rifle team, and was later elected team captain. That same year, he began his military career as a lowly Lancer, and in the next two years, with various advances and setbacks, worked his way up to the celebrated position of cadet lieutenant. Tom has a characteristic determination which, if applied properly, should lead him to a happy, prosperous life following that long awaited day of June 13, 1965. V Nathan Sanborn Mathewson, Jr. " Nat-Sandy " Richmond, Virginia Physics; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3 Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Intramural Football 4 3, Tennis 2, Judo 4, Swimming 4, Basketball 4 3; American Institute of Physics 3, 2. 1. Nat, or Sandy, as he is sometimes known; comes to us from the frozen wastelands o Alaska. After much wandering he settled in thfi quiet city of Richmond, Virginia, his hometown i ' Nat started his academic career as an EEl After a while he got tired of the easy life anoi changed to the harder life of a physics major j You might say he jumped from the frying pare into the fire. Despite his preoccupation with physics and a certain girl from Richmond, he worked his way up to Lieutenant in Delta Com- pany. Nat has done many things since he has been at VMI. Some of these escapades include: using an electric blanket in barracks for two years, being escorted to the President ' s helicopter during Johnson ' s visit, having pneumonia when he passed his ROTC physical, and not wearing a breastplate to FEI, and not getting caught! A notable escapade occurred this past summer when, with Porky and Barf, he bounded into the surf at Virginia Beach at 3 AM with a gallon jug of gin and little mixer. With all his drive and enthusiasm, Nat should go a long way. THE FIRST CLASS « James Knight Maurer " Jim " Roslyn Heights, New York Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1; Rifle 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club ASCE 4; Cadet Staff 4; Lutheran Club 4, 3, 2, 1 H.A. Inc. 3, 2, 1; M.G.A.S. 4, 3, 2, 1; Charter Member of the Magnificent Seven 2. On September 13, 1961, there entered a young lad from the land of the subways and long hair. ,Needless to say, the long hair disappeared, as had been the case four years before and possibly four years hence. ' On or about Turkey Day, 1962, while Jim was entertaining a young lass, Marcia, he heard a voice and turned to see the face of Captain Drudick smiling with great satisfaction. Need- less to say, Jim was not smiling, nor was he smiling when he learned that this would enable ' him to join Virginia Military Institute ' s Gun and ' Hiking Club. Another outstanding event occurred to Jim while he was a third; he became known as Hi-Fi ' s right-hand man, proving himself very worthy of the title during the spring swing down South. As for his second class year, Jim made it on sheer " Hope " and " Hope " alone. The year to which we all look forward finally arrived and just as Jim thought he was sitting on top of the world, down swooped America ' s king bird, and tumbled Jim from his lofty perch. Even though Jim ' s major, civil engineering, has kept him busy through the four years of his cadetship, he has never lost his smile or his sense of humor. He is known by nearly everyone in the Corps for his happy-go-lucky attitude and his willingness to do anyone a favor. Joseph Herbert Mayton, Jr. " Herb " Crewe, Virginia History; Infantry; Private 4, 2, Lance Corporal 3, Sergeant 1; Distinguished Academic Student 3, 2, 1 ; Distinguished Military Student 1 ; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities 1 ; Judo 4; BOMB 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Staff 1 ; Episcopal Young People ' s Group; Polit- ical Science Society 3, 2, President 1; College Bowl Team (Alternate) 1; Cadet Waiter 2, 1. After graduation, every first classman yields his position in the Corps to a rising first, but it will take more than one person to assume all of the responsibilities that Herbert vacates in June. He has been a key man in many extracurricular activities and academic functions and, if the rank system has agreed with him, there might well have been another way in which he could have excelled. But, oh well, that ' s the way it goes. The one thing that Herbert was never able to overcome was the habit of going into those VMI style " hurries " which afflict all Rats. Never one to take risks with demerits and PT ' s he stayed in a " hurry " for four straight years and avoided all unnecessary risks. During the first three years that he was in barracks, Herbert dreamed of that final yearwhen everything would be rosy. Of course, when he made it to the first stoop, he tried his best to fulfill his childhood fantasies. With his very own dyke and his extraordinarily strenuous military duty sessions, he has come very close to the image of the " old Corps " first classman. Michael Peter McBride " Mike " Poquoson, Virginia History; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Captain (Company Commander) 1; Gymnastics Team 3, 2; BOMB Staff 3; Newman Club 4, 3, Vice President 2, 1; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, 1; International Relations Club 4, 3, 2; Cadet Assistant in Physical Education 2. From the marshes of Tidewater, this Bull Island swamp rat came to the Institute on that fateful September afternoon nearly four years ago thinking he had at last found the proverbial home away from home. Due to a talented tac staff, Mike managed to see a lot of VMI, espe- cially on finals weekends while looking from the fourth, third, or second stoop windows. Mike managed to capture four layers of gold and the command of E company during his last year. Thanks to the roving eye of a certain ranger and a window wiping rodent, he nearly lost all on a fateful Sunday morning. Mike is probably one of the most unheralded loverboys of ' 65. For proof one needs but look at the pictures under his blotter, glance into his mailbox, or cast a yearning eye at his dates. He had quite a few late dates with the books but he managed to win in that department. Mike was always good at gymnastics, and in our junior year he managed to bring back a silver medal in the parallel bars event from the state AAU meet. Mike ' s future plans include a trip to Europe, graduate school and an Austin-Healy, in that order. VMI WA6 THtR,E m7- we John Patrick McCarthy " Pat, " " Mart " Alexandria, Virginia Electrical Engineering; Artillery; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Varsity Swimming (Manager) 2; Intramural Judo 4; IEEE 2 years; Newman Club 4, 3, 1; Barracks Sound Techni- cian 1, Salute Battery 2, 1. On September 13, 1961, Pat stepped through that famous arch. This almost southern boy from Washington, D. C, longing for those ten-thou- sand lakes of Minnesota, for two months had to fall out and march with the GIM, but our yo-yo learned quickly. We remember Pat for: having the smallest dyke at VMI, his escapades with judo, sitting through three semesters of drawing, playing " Super Fish " with those infamous words " Ready Go! " , once beating our 1620 Computer three hands in a row at Black Jack, and looking for his happy-go-lucky, lovely, sex-minded girl. Our modest, pipe-totin ' Keydet hopes some day to make his living in Research and Development, and family financing. As barracks sound man, G. G. could say he is the only one in barracks able to turn off ole " You know and I know " as he sits in his room baby-sitting for VMI ' s amplifiers and directing people to the barracks electrician ' s room. And so, Pat ( " Mart " to his section), you are added to VMI ' s roll of graduates, and ' 65 wishes you the very best in whatever you may do. Daryl Smythe McClung, Jr. " Troy " Camp Lejeune, North Carolina History; Platoon Leaders Class; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1 ; Rat Swim- ming 4; Intramural Judo 3, Softball 3, Handball 1; Scuba Club 4, 3, Secretary-Treasurer 2, Presi- dent 1. VMI ' s own Lloyd Bridges started pressing up the hill of science with good intentions, as did the rest of us. However, Daryl soon decided that the hill of science was not as easily climbed as he had thought it would be. With an excellent prep-school background, he came to Scott Shipp. He devoted his time to the important things in life, namely scuba diving and the Marine Corps. Known as Troy, Lloyd, or Dan Flagg, Daryl is one of the more military cadets at VMI, but there were times when his love for a good time got the best of him, and the frat houses felt the wrath of his visitation. On the love side, Daryl has had a few close calls, but he has always been the pru- dent Marine and escaped before he was com- pletely trapped. Despite all the good times, Daryl has always found time to work and the continued improve- ment has shown his perseverance. But his first choice is the Marine Corps, and we know that wherever he goes he will be a credit to both the Marine Corps and to VMI. Irwin Hall McCumber " Irmox, " " Irv " Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, First Sergeant 1 ; Dean ' s Honor List 2; Intramural Softball 2, 1 ; ASCE 3, 2 1; Glee Club 2; Richmond Club 4,3,2, 1. Four years at VMI have changed Irwin into a skeptic of the military, a loyal slave to the Engi- neering Department, and a devoted Richmond, Tidewater, Roanoke, and Moose Lodge party man. We shall never know what possessed him to come to VMI, for he surely had ample oppor- tunity to inspect it while, as a little " Irmox, " he practiced his golf on the parade ground. When one considers his birthplace, Stonewall ' s very own home, it becomes obvious that he was des- tined to become a cadet. Irwin ' s cadetship has been marked by many distinctions, but the one that will be most remem- bered is his spectacular performance at our Roanoke Ring Figure party where he managed to do more of everything than anyone else present. Four years and plenty of hard work have given Irwin a fi ne academic record and a successful cadetship. We can expect only the very best from him in years to come. THE FIRST CLASS f© Reed Douglas McDowell " Goofy " Waynesboro, Virginia Electrical Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Volleyball 2, 1, Softball 2, 1, Tennis 1; IEEE 2, 1; Commandant ' s Paper Boy Staff 3. Despite warnings from his brother, Rat Mc- Dowell chose to enter Jackson Arch in the fall of 1961. With him he brought a new way of life to the fourth stoop. The parties in good old 449 on almost any night of the week were not un- common. After a visit from the OG one night, he confined partying to Doc ' s during RQ, finding that fifteen minutes was plenty of time to get into Lexington and bac k. His third class year was little changed ... ex- cept that he found that his hay could be down much more often. It was also during this year that he chose to become a member of the Sabbath Seven Club, receiving an initial 10-6-30 as a bonus. Having achieved great success in intramurals his second class year, he was chosen manager of Echo Company ' s champions. Having forsaken all chances of rank, Goofy moved toward his real goal ... his diploma. He concentrated on grades for the first time during his cadetship; this emphasis on studying caused his grades to improve. Then he settled down and slept most of his last year. A clean sleeve and a diploma in his hand ... he made it! John Singer McEwan II " Grease " Orlando, Florida History; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Football, Volleyball, Baseball; Armed Forces Club 4, Secretary-Treasurer 2, Vice Presi dent 1 ; Political Science Society 2; International Re- lations Club Social Chairman 1; Cheerleader 1; White Front Bakery Shop 2; Florida Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Delta Troy 1, Hollins, Sweetbriar, Randolph-Macon, U.Va., and occasionally VMl— these are the places that oneismostlikelytofindoleJack. Hehadtokeep up the tradition of the Florida playboy, and if, in anyone ' s estimation, he has failed, he must be given credit for trying. Being one of the classic four-year privates, Jack has adapted well to the military system at VMl. The Rat restrictions did not seem to deter Jack ' s trail blazing to almost every frat house at W L. Jack has been successful for four years— he has not been knocked off his feet by any of his lady friends. The only close call he had was when the sea-food girl caught him unaware during his second-class year. As a charter member of the White Front Bakery, Jack became well-known for what he coulddowitha little grain and less juice. There is another side to Jack. As many times as you may see Jack partying on the weekends, you may also see him studying during the week. Whether Jack is making a million in Richmond or jumping out of planes for the army, his Brother Rats wish him the best of luck. Robert Lynn McMahon Lynn " Mac " Speedway, Indiana History; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Regimental Color Sergeant 1; Intra- mural Football 2, 1, Basketball 2, 1, Softball 1; Ring Committee Class of 1965; Glee Club 4, Assistant Secretary 3, Secretary 2, President 1; Flight Instruction Program 1; Library Assistant 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighters 3; Club ' 60 2, 1. Arriving in Lexington for early football practice in the fall of 1961, Lynn had visions of grandeur received during a visit at Finals the previous year. Lynn soon found out that having a brother as a Second Classman and being from Speedway, Indiana, did not make life any easier. Known as " the laughing Rat " to many upperclassmen, he was quick to make friends and has been one of the most popular persons in the Corps. Even though Lynn has worked seriously on academics, he has found time to take part in many extracurricular activities. He has risen to the top of Captain Huffman ' s troops, and is a very prominent member of Club ' 60. With all of these activities, he has still found time to keep in touch with the " plain " people of Speedway. Even though he toyed with the idea of leaving VMl for another school, he hasn ' t regretted his decision to remain in Lexington. Lynn is the type of person who gets along with everybody. Having a large field of interests, he can talk with anyone on any subject. Probably Lynn ' s biggest asset is his warm personality, which, combined with his good looks, makes him a hit with the girls, especially Jaynes. VMl VM THtRE Frederick Brian McNeil " Bernie " Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineering; Artillery; Private4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Executive Officer (Lieu- tenant) 1; Track 4; Intramural Softball 3, 2, 1, Football 2, 1 , Cross Country 3, 2, 1 ; Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers 2, 1 ; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 2, Vice President 1; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2; Hop and Floor Committee 2, 1 ; Richmond Club 4, 3,2,1; Club 165 1 ; Salute Battery 1. The past four years have left Brian with much more than that which he had when he arrived. Out of Mecca came this smiling lad to the great military " Hill " where he immediately impressed everybody with his ability to do push-ups. Sur- viving his first year, his smile intact, Brian eventually showed everyone up with his military bearing. Asidefrom this phase of existence how- ever, Brian ' s snow storm turned to flak, as fre- quently his love life came up with gaping holes (especially when the love of his life during his Rat year got married shortly after they broke up). Since then, traveling home to Richmond and the clan, he has visited the hospital more in two years than most do in a lifetime, and yet the chase continues. In a more serious vein, Brian has learned much about ohms, resistance, and current, but the im- portance of snooze and booze prove " how hard EE is. " Despite academic and military commit- ments, he participated well in intramural sports, the Glee Club, and the Hop Committee, as well as most Richmond parties. Easley Lynwood Moore, Jr. " Woodie, " " Easy, " " Buck " Richmond, Virginia History; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Distinguished Military Student 1 ; BOMB Staff 1 . On that eventful day in September of 1961, " Woodie " began that long laborious journey up the " hill of science " along with some three hun- dred and fifty of his fellow classmates. He came to VMI with slide rule in hand in hopes of be- coming a Civil Engineer. However, as fate would have it his plans were suddenly changed after his Rat year, and he decided that an association with the liberal arts was more advantageous. In the following years " Woodie " charted his course " with noble emulation " which has led him to a commendable academic achievement. Thus, it can certainly be said of him that he was a good and conscientious student. Even though " Woodie " has the distinction of being a private for four years, it can truthfully be said that this fact never daunted his enthusiasm for the military which is exemplified in the fact that he was a Distinguished Military Student. It is unfortunate that he was not among the leaders, but as a follower he was certainly a credit to the Corps and his class, a true " citizen soldier. " Robert Irvin Morgan " Bob " Middletown, New Jersey Physics; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2,1; Intramural Basketball 4, 3,2,1; ASCE 4, 3; AIP 3, 2; Ranger 3; VMI College Bowl 1. It all began when, as a Rat, he was boned for " tennis shoes on rifle rack. " Bob claims to have been the first man in " 65 " to walk penalty tours; however, not being one to rest on his laurels, he continued to march his record onward and up- ward. Whenever an argument is raging, " Morgs stands ready to add kindling to the fire with his zealous participation. His vast store of knowl edge secured him a position on the College Bowl Team. When Bob is not reading— his favorite pastime next to playing snowed — he ' s sleeping. He fools the casual observer though; the ponder-grossa slumbering so peacefully is not an " LA " . Bob jumped from the frying pan into the fire when he switched from civil engineering to physics. The curriculum " necessarily " made " Morgs " a five- year man. As our barracks representative for another year, he can show our successors the spirit of ' 65. THE FIRST CLASS p • Richard Payne Moring " Big Mama " Richmond, Virginia Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Football 4; Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 3, Judo 4, 3,2; ASCE; NRA. Hijima! The two greased Behemoths grunt rand strain in the sandy ring. The contest is violent andhard fought, but onlyone of thesomo contestants can reign supreme. A taminaki is •executed andtheSakhalinianis down. Big Mama Bloatox (giganticus caucasoid americanus) is now king. But wait— look who it is— it ' s Richard in one of his many capacities (and his capacity is ■ great). Aside from his oriental wrestling bent, • he is the renowned trainer and sometime exhibi- tor of Godzilla, the ninth unnatural wonder of the i world. He is famed far and wide for his around- the-corner kicking marksmanship. As a connois- seur of fine wines, he has no peer, but he is probably most famous locally as the trouble- shooter for The Frog (Bynox amphibiox nassa- wadox). Shakespeare described him as " That hill of flesh. " Melville tried to capture his grandeur in the whiteness of the whale. But, if there is ever any question about the identification of the real Bloatox, all you need to do is to listen for his unmistakable feeding bellow — " Hey, Jan, make me another sandwich! " Samuel Cary Morris III " Sam " Denville, New Jersey Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Staff 4; Wesley Foundation 4, 3; Virginia Academy of Science 3; Scouting Service Club 3, 2; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Waiter 2, 1; Bridge Club 1. The healthful and pleasant abode was passed by Sam at the foot of Letcher Avenue on his way to matriculate 13 September 1961. Sam pressed up the hill of science with noble emulation for two years, and then he began to slide back down— concentrating on other hills— OGA, Hungry, etc. Asa spectacle, perhaps he was not too gratify- ing, but he was classically grubby. He was an honor to his country, but from out of state; at times, he was an object of honest surprise to his instructors, but, more often than not, he was an object of consternation to Col. Morgan. He became attached to his adopted CI, proud of her fame, and ready at every time of deepest peril to hide in the midst of the cadet waiter de- tail, not to be seen by OD, OC, nor denizens of the tool shed. All seriousness aside, when we get Sam out of the confiscation room at graduation, we ' re sure that he will be a total success, and one of our more memorable brother Rats. Good luck, Sam! John Wyndham Mountcastle " Jack " Richmond, Virginia History; Armor; Private 4, 2, 1, Lance Corporal 3; Judo 4; Intramural Softball 3. 2, 1, Tennis 2, 1, Volleyball 2, 1; Art Director BOMB 1; Cadet News Staff 3, Cartoonist 1 ; Ring Figure Magazine 2; Class Emblem Committee 3; Political Science Society 2; Cheerleader 1 ; Cadet Waiter 2, 1. On that fateful day in September of 1961, out of the depths of the Holy City came Jack Mount- castle. Being a civilian at heart, he held himself aloof from all things military, the exception being an excellent Summer Camp record. During thefirst half of his cadetship, Jack was a lady ' s man and applied himself liberally to the pursuit of the fairer sex. His search for the per- fect girl was rewarded with the acquisition of Susan, and now the names Jack and Susan are synonomous. No VM1 party would be complete without them. Fortunately, both Jack and Susan are very sociable, so it is seldom that such parties are incomplete. Jack has been a very versatile member of the class of 1965. The weight room and tennis courts have often known his presence. Crowds were magnetized by his commanding personality as a cheerleader. His penetrating cartoons have often graced the pages of " The Cadet. " The whole first stoop has on occasion been amazed by his latest word in sartorial lore. Hungryhoardes have been fed by his munificent hand. To Jack (and his better half) the class of 1965 wishes the best of everything. With his person- ality and ability, however, such wishes will surely prove unnecessary. Vf tSf THERE 114,5 — ? , William Augustine Murphy " Bill " Irvington, New York History; Platoon Leaders Class; Private 4 3 Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Fencing 4, 2, 1 • Gaelic Football 3; Gaelic Review, Editor 3; Ionian 3 (lona College Third Class Year); Newman Club 4, 2, 1; Librarian 1; International Relations Club 2 ' 1 • ' Civil War Round Table 2, Vice President 1 ; Glee £ J u ' n ' 1; Armed Forces Club 2 . ' I Yankee Club 4, 2, 1; Dean ' s List 1; Gaelic Society 3- Political Science Society 1; New Market Re- enactment 2. On 13 September 1961, " Brother Bill " entered that well-known arch (which Hunter failed to destroy) with the rest of us to become one of the Virginia Military Institute ' s bewildered Rats From the wilds of Westchester to the Shenan- doah proved to be a difficult and challenging transition. a Bill spent his third class year under the noble utelage of the Christian Brothers of Ireland at ona College. After a stint in the Marine Corps (where he learned the trade of an automatic- rifleman) he returned to the Virginia Military Institute for his second class year. Because there were not many " Gaelic speak- ers here, this Fenian had to manage by usinq English and French. Aside from academics athletics and participation in the " hiking and gun ° tu ' m tr . ' f d t0 conc entrate on horizontal lab. The New Market Re-enactment found Bill run- ning across the field with sword in hand. But his Irishman more often pursued certain younq adies Even with his serious air, we shall never forget his lighter side which has brought laugh- ter to the Corps. Carroll Thomas Mustian " Tom " Richmond, Virginia History; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3 Private 2, 1 ; Rat Fencing 4; Handball, 3, 2; Liter- ary Staff Ring Figure Magazine 2; Contributing Editor Cadet 1 ; International Relations Club 4 3 1 ; Civil War Round Table 3, 1 ; Glee Club 2 ' 1 : Library Assistant 2; Cadet Waiter 1 ; Fire Fiqht ' inq Detail 3,2. When Tom entered the Institute straight out of a military high school, he already had an insight as to how a military system functioned. After being a part of two cadet corps, Tom thinks that he has found a meaning in life. He is sure that the main thing is happiness, and happiness is the goal he has set for himself. Tom feels that people should take time out from life ' s fast pace and just plain live. Tom knows who he is going to relax and just live with. Nancy and he plan to get married soon after his graduation. We are sure that Tom will be happier than ever with his new-found freedom and the new Mrs. Mustian. Tom, being a serious boy with a wonderful sense of humor, has won the respect and esteem of his Brother Rats. There is no doubt in any of our minds that Tom will be a success in life, and that even more important than being a success he will have earned his place in the world by his own meritorious character and his ability to win his associates ' confidence. Charles Fletcher Nelson " Charlie " Richmond, Virginia Chemistry; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2 1ACS3 2 Vice President 1 ; Political Science Club 2,1. ' ' Since VMI is to a large extent a family school it was inevitable that Charlie follow the precedent set by his father. But " Neck " was never one to worry about what could not be undone, so he- resigned himself to his fate and has done quite- well for himself in the past four years. Charlie ' s success can be attributed to two factors. First of all, Charlie seems to have an) uncanny knack for staying on the pleasant side of the Chemistry department. Undoubtedly he is riding home on his high academic standing in the curriculum as well as his involvement in ACS affairs. Secondly, Charlie seems to be one of the last of the old breed who have avoided the race for rank-the elite group of Epicurean First Class privates who enjoy all the privileges of a first classman with none of the responsibilities But the really significant thing Charlie leaves us is a lesson in the accomplished art of appre- ciating the friendship of others with no ulterior motives. THE FIRST CLASS ■ Joseph William Nichols " Joe " Robins AFB, Georgia " ivil Engineer; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corpo- al 3 Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distinguished Military Student; Honor Court 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; 965 Ring Committee, Treasurer. By quoting the great Oriental philosopher, Huang Lo Chino, who said of life, " Fei ming toy oung chung fu, " which isto say, " That ' sthe way he Dragon flies, " we would have a partial char- icterization of Joe. It describes his wonderful stoical toleration of all misfortunes. Unlike the ;toic, however, Joe is not passive in his ac- quaintance with life. He has been able to main- :ain a rapport between both the ten percent and :he other with hyprocrisy towards neither— a remarkable achievement indeed. On an equal plane with this is his possession of a CE ' s head, out an LA ' s heart. This is an interesting mixture iwhich evinces itself in his venturesome love of music, his expressionistic flare for painting, and his growing contempt for the gods of the " Magic Stick. " Goodo for Joe! And his Brother Rats wish him the best of luck! Forrest Ambrose Norman, Jr. " F. A. " Norfolk, Va. History; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Distinguished Military Student 1; Contr ibuting Editor, VMI Cadet 1. Forrest came to VMI from Norfolk with one of the most enviable records anyone could hope for. Besides being a standout in his many endeavors, he always found time to exploit the weekends to their fullest. While at VMI, the " Pooh " has achieved con- tinuing success. In planning for his Army career, he managed to become a Distinguished Military Student. Never forgetting how to have a good time, Norm has spent many GP ' s with his Brother Rats at Johnnie ' s and has become a charter member of the Moose Lodge Party Boosters. With an eye toward graduate school, Norm has a knowledge of military history which a professor would be proud of, and an academic standing which should open any graduate school door. Having already met that special someone, the future for Forrest and Linda seems very bright, and, indeed, a future that everyone ex pects to offer the very best. Peter Adams Norton " Precious, " " Lt. Fuzz " Durham, North Carolina Civil Engineering; Artillery; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Rat Social Committee 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Cross Country 3, 4; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Staff 3, 2, 1 , Typist 3, Feature Editor 2, Circulation Manager 1; Ring Figure Magazine Business Manager 2; Swine Club 2, 1. We have heard rumors about this Norton character— he ' s a Rat strainer, a ranker, a smack, and all the rest— and you know something— they are all true. Seriously though, those of the Corps who have never had the experience of meeting Pete have really . . . lucked out!!!! It was a long trip from " der Vaterland " to Lexington that bleak day in September of 1961 He came for the party life, the wild weekends, the free booze, and good times, but was per- suaded instead to " enjoy " the company rooms, straining sessions, and all the other character- building activities. Pete realized that the Institute was only looking out for his own good right from the beginning, and he decided to make the most of his four long, long, long, long years here. Moving into " Echo ' s Big Five " this year was not by the usual military " method " in Pete ' s case. Sure, Pete could sub- stitute for Mr. Clean anytime or bowl a perfect game with his " chromish domeish, " but still he ' s liked by all and even " Echo Grubs Row " affec- tionately call him Lt. Fuzz. Looking to the future, we ' ll see Chloe and ole Pete in their TR-4 wherever good people get together. Pete ' s got what it takes— determi- nation, character, personality, and confidence. You cannot keep Pete down— believe me— we have all tried for four years. V AI WA? " TNtRE iat.1 - e °5 Ronald Lane Obenchain " Obs " Bedford, Virginia English; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Football 4; Fencing 3, 1; Intramural Football 2, 1; Glee Club 3, 2, 1. The " Big 0 " came steaming through Jackson Arch with the rest of us determined to put Bed- ford City on the maps. When told to sound off, he came booming forth with that well-known, window-shaking voice, " Bedford City, Bedford, Virginia, Sur! " Ron ' s big dreams for Lance Corporal stripes fell under the heel of the Tactical Staff which caught him in civies midway through our third class year. But, true to form, Ron slowly worked his way back up so that he was awarded a saber during our first class year. No one knows, or has tried to count how many girls he has dated during these four years, but no story of him would be complete without the men- tion of the snows that fell, once he began his line. Ron ' s girls always had us hanging out the win- dows, drooling and stunned, wondering where he had found the latest. Ron ' s flashing saber made him a valuable asset to the fencing team, and he served the glee team well with his voluminous voice. His big smile and friendly word for all have made him a good friend to all who have really known him. He is the type of person who will make our memories of Brother Rats and VMI fond ones. John Joseph O ' Keefe III " Sloth " or " J. J. " Norfolk, Virginia English; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Wrestling 4, 3 2, 1; Intramural Volleyball 3, 2, Football 4 3 2 BOMB 1 ; Glee Club 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 1 IRC 4; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1 . Progressively motoring through the halls and the 100-yard dash of dear old Norfolk Academy, John was inevitably given the surname of " The Sloth. " Forced to give up his real name, John had to use " The Sloth " throughout High School. In frantic desperation to relinquish this burden- some title (or trademark), " The Sloth " franti- cally signed his name on the dotted line foradmis- sion tothe Virginia Military Institute. John hoped that at this regimented Lexington school he could develop superior character, bearing, and most of all, punctuality. No longer would he be related to the " Old Sloth " ; but rather, as a very dignified punctual man of the world. But, as the third-class year rolled around, John ' s Brother Rats noticed that VMI was having a great affect on his punctuality. There was only one thing wrong— the affect was in the wrong direction. John ' s surname became even more associated with his manner, and he was eternally labeled with the title of " The Sloth " . However, VMI had another great affect on " The Sloth ' s " character. John, who is also one of the Institute ' s finest English Majors, gained dignity and he is certainly a man of the world, especially in the eyes of his Brother Rats and the ladies (especially a certain Tidewater cutie), who should happen to meet him. The Sloth has a certain friendly quality in his character that distinguishes him and makes him one of our best friends and Brother Rats. Albert Marcellus Orgain IV " Chino " Richmond, Virginia English; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Football ' Rat Basketball 4; Rat Track 4; Varsity Football J 1 Intramural Football 2, 1, Captain 1, Basketba ; 3,2, 1, Baseball 3, 2; Religious Council; Jackso : Memorial Hall Usher 3, 2, 1; Hop Committee 2, 1 : Virginia Academy of Science 3; Richmond Clu ' 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Daddy Association 3, 2, 1 ; Arme.i, Forces Club 2; Flight Instruction Program 1. White Front Bakery 2. Everyone knows this story, but maybe wi ' should trace it back— all the way back to Sakhalin ' Ah yes, those Geisha girls were nice, weren ' they! After 14 years of military prep school anc VMI we can be sure Chino will be ready for tha ' wonderful military future he likes so much. Un- doubtedly the shortage of Moose Lodges, Hollins Inns, and Richard ' s on the moon will not hurt our boy, Al. As long as the supply of vice and money hold out, Organticus Nipponi will be in " fat city. ' ' Combining his oriental tendencies with Semitic ' ones, he is quite the entrepreneur or shall we say Pharisee! Mammon has never really entered his ' world though— his true love is poetry— his own.; Long will the words of that great twentieth cen- tury Confucius be remembered! " Nothing is a hole in plenty, and plenty is ai copious sore. " After all, our loss is the Sakhalin Air Force ' s gain. Bye-bye, Chino. Bona Fortuna! THE FIRST CLASS - 8f ■ Robert Raymond Palmer " Bobby " Hampton, Virginia ivil Engineering; Armor; Private 4, Lance Cor- oral 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distinguished .cademic Student 1; Distinguished Military tudent 1; Intramural Football 1, Softball 1; ,SCE 3, 2, 1; Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, 1 ; egimental Band 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Tidewater Club 3, 2. 1. When Robert Raymond Palmer graduates from ' Ml in June 1965, his cadetship will be a good lodel for future cadets to follow. Bobby visited ie General Committee only once during his lat year. His visits to academic buildings for tudy were considerably more numerous. The ' ac staff was never forced (or able) to plague lobby with excess demerits. In all of his years t VMI Bobby continued the development of the haracteristics he began to show as a Rat. He as the valuable and real characteristic of at- tacking any problem, academic or military, with vhich he is faced. This conscientious attitude, :ombined with a quick mind, has given Bobby an icademic record that has improved each year. His academic growth has brought him the dis- inction of academic stars his first class year, rhese same characteristics have brought mili- ary success also. He is a DMS and the execu- ive officer of the Regimental Band. After fulfilling his military obligation, Bobby Mill attend graduate school. He has more im- )ortant things to do immediately after graduation, lowever. Bobby is a member of that small group )f cadets (the number seems to rapidly approach :ero with increasing years as a cadet), who enter ind leave VMI dating the same girl. Bobby takes lis first step into a bright future by becoming a lusband on June 25, 1965. Francis Byron Parker, Jr. " Neats " Richmond, Virginia History; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Private 1; International Relations Club; Political Science Society; Civil War Round Table; Fire Fighting Detail; Salute Detail. Byron came to the Institute four years ago as a Rat from the " Holy City " — Richmond- leaving his girl behind. Not many cadets in the 125 years of VMI history have been able to keep their girls, but he did and Linda will soon be- come Mrs. Parker. He has always wanted to enter the law pro- fession, and he will after a brief three years in LawSchoolandatourinthearmy. Thenhewill settle down in the city he loves so well— Rich- mond— and begin his practice. Byron had no grand illusions of becoming a Martinet. Like any good Southerner, he believes in the principle of first being a gentleman and then being a soldier. Quiet and unassuming, he can often be found laughing impishly, and not maliciously, at the inane activities of the Insti- tute. He is always ready to help a Brother Rat wherever he may be, and he is proud to be able to call a man, who suffered along with him, his brother. Thus, in future years, Brother Rats will remem- ber Byron as having the keen intelligence to determine the really important things in life which make one happy— and for him, they are Linda and the law profession. Michael Ralph Patterson " Mike " Roanok e, Virginia Civil Engineering; Air Force; Private 4,3, Cor- poral 2, Lieutenant 1; Wrestling 4; Football 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 2, 1 ; Intramural Softball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Roanoke Club 4. 3, 2, 1 , President 2. Having existed in an unsocialized environ- ment for almost four years, the famous Roanoke snake decided to shed his dull grey uniform and migrate south to the beautiful white sand of the Bahamas. After completing a successful week at the beach, and in the bars, Mike returned home to the scenic valley of the Shenandoah. As he gazed out of his barred den over the Nile, he dreamed of the day when he would finally be free. Never let it be said that " Patty " spent an un- eventful four years at VMI. Mike spent his col- lege days excelling in many fields: wrestling, football, and socializing as well. Among these, football was the field in which he excelled the most. Although he was not invited for football his freshman year, he went out for the Rat team anyway. Three years later he was a starting halfback on the Big Red. Although he was physically small compared to the popular image of a college football player, his desire and deter- mination won respect and admiration from everybody. However, football was not his only field of interest. Mike had many female acquaint- ances which made his stay here more pleasant, but none of them was successful in tying him down. V Al WAS THWt H17-W8 r Gregory Putnam Paynter " Greg " Buena Vista, Virginia Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Rat Football «kT. UI 2 ' ? tba " 3 ' 2 ' ' ■ Basketball 3, 2, 1 Softball 3,2, 1 , Volleyball 2, 1 ; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ' VM| n Ih° d k V !! h0 liV u 6S jUSt Six miles ay from VMI should know better. But Greg decided to it a try. He was enlisted in " E " com ,V? t t.-.i aiiuuiu Mtow Detter give it a try He was enlisted in " E " company " but Soon fnnnrl nn4 th a + + u„ ii_!_n , il ' ' , ul s a better place s- ■ - .i u li j, . i ic wab eiiiiszea soon found out that the " gim for a balding old man. Although " he ' does ' n particularly care for the military, Greq has alwai maintained a high scholastic ' average A fte a hard week of academics, Greg often found it necessary to travel to Buena Vista to trade his eve Tarn " t ClVllia Y ' 0theS - ThlS P ctice how- class vea r Jh° 3brUPt h3lt durin 9 his seco " d a luff.ln r , an v UneXpeCted 9 uest dr °PPed in a ' B ™° 9 eek ' Yet ' there mu st be somethina about this likable old man that appeals to gi " s 9 because he ' s had his share during his stay at With his unusual ability to get along with everybody and his determination to get ihead we know that Greg will be a big success n what- ever he should choose to do in the future halto offer! ° f ' 65 WiSheS Gre9 the best » Ronald Davenport Petitte " Ron " Ocean Grove, New Jersey English; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3 Corporal 2 Sergeant Major Second Battalion I Rat Social Committee 1; Varsity Wrestling 3 a " V iffi™ h 2 ' 1 ; lntram al Softball 4 F P nV ' reSt m A 4 ' Footba " 3; En S ,lsn Society Fellowship of Christian Athletes 3, 2 1 • Rinn Figure Committee 2; Timmins Music Society 3 2, 1 Vice President 2; Hop Committee 2; Fire Fighting 3, 1; Trinity Choir 3. ■ l Pa » d0l T e ' Miss ' Would you like to compete in the Miss New MarketContest? " " No ' All right " " Wait! What do I have to do?! " U - Mlln 9 m - The preceding conversation was a common occurrence during the spring furloughs when Ron led the VMI Bermuda Club into action He hev a hl ' S .T, erry band br ° U3ht back some " " be- lievable tales concerning their adventures Yet Ron is the type of fellow that not only news how to have fun, but also can apply him- self enviously to his studies, athletics, Cadet leadership, and still be able to find time to teach a Sunday School class. Winter months find Ron vigorously competing on the mats in the little faJehn SPnn9 introducin 9 hi s ability with the Summer camp proved him a credible soldier for Ron stood high in his platoon. This achieve- ment was not surprising, however, to those knowing this talented future Marine Whether the future holds law, the military, or whatever success is imminent. wuaiever, Richard Wylie Phillips III " Dick " Lynchburg, Virginia Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 • Intramu.i Football 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3 2 Tra, 4; Cadet Staff 1 ; Virginia Academy o Science ' 2; Lynchburg Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Doc ' s Steak a, Beer Club 4, 3, 2,1; Bridge Club 104 1. , " He ' wnn ' i t .! 0m0rr0W ' ,r m alread y in bed n °w. Rat " Th« bone ™ ' m a Lynchburg footbr: Ph , ' r J " e l he words imrnortalized by Cad I vnrhh - , en r he r " St Ventured from the hills ,i Lynchburg, he found that life at VMI would t tough both on and off the gridiron omr a I U t " g early ? his attem P ' t0 f,n d the mo: ' efficient means of making his life as a Rat as eas, as possible, Dick soon acquired a folio of gim micks ranging from shining his breastplate wit wUh ' et oil ' ' ° tryin9 t0 •P ln.L shoe After getting the Institute well in hand, Die! found enough time to develop his favorite off campus sport-girls. Unfortunately a mix-up hi t e h n e V gam e e S " " Mm ' tem P orar y setba ck early l| He will always be remembered by his Brothe , Rats as a devoted pal and by his opponents on thi trn a eV h ph,rpf6a hardtaCk,in9andb,OCkin THE FIRST CLASS ■ • 4 Harold Michael Popewiny " The Pope " Wyckoff, New Jersey Jivil Engineering; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Basketball 1 ; Softball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Oadet 4, 3; Newman Club 4, 3, 2; Charter member .jf the Magnificent Seven; The 255 Club, Rat 3addy 4, 3, 2, 1; Johnny ' s 3, 2, 1. i Harry came to VMI a full-fledged Yankee far rom the depths of his homeland. He came with a purpose and a girl. Harry, we are happy to say, fid not falter in his course, although he was jnder constant pressure from his rebel pals. Harry ' s Rat year was rather uneventful. He nanaged to keep his " nose clean " and come out with a shining clean sleeve, ready to meet the :ask of being a third with all its responsibilities. : It was in his third class year that Harry first began to participate in the fine social activities offered here in the South. We regret to say that he went a little overboard. In appreciation of his " dry " Brother Rats, he spent four months of the year in barracks or at the Wednesday and Satur- day hike and gun club. Needless to say, Harry started his second class year with a clean sleeve. It was in this year that he ' began to seek knowledge in strange and passion- ate places; i.e. Southern Seminary and Hollins. This was the year of plenty in Club 255. There never seemed to be a lack of food, hot food no less, and nectareous delights, demerits, cards, and other items too numerous and too risque to mention. Now the goal is in sight for " the Pope, " gradu- ation is in reach, a ring on the girl he loves— he can ' t make any mistakes this year and we ' re sure he won ' t. VAU VMS TtttRE James Richard Porterfield " Moon, " " Snake " Roanoke, Va. English; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Intramural Softball 3, 2; Managing Editor 1965 BOMB; Assistant Business Manager Ring Figure Magazine; Roanoke Club 3, 2. After going through high school doing nothing but making good grades, playing Softball and chasing neighborhood girls, VMI was a terrible shock for " Moon. " He was so scared, that it is said he holds the all-time record for straining ability and " corner squaring " ! Actually, our round-faced Brother Rat had always wanted to attend VMI. Every Thanksgiving Day he rooted for the " Big Red. " Being born and raised in " Tech territory, " just outside Roanoke, he was always the object of jeers from the many Tech fans he knew. Nevertheless, Jim was always faithful to the grey-uniformed Keydets. The fact that he managed to maintain his individuality in the midst of those with opposing views, displays the amazing paradox we call Jim Porterfield. What ' s even more amazing is that Jim has been able to maintain his own un- wavering opinions and still remain a personal friend of almost every man in the Corps. " Moon " is definitely not the average man he ' s way above the common lot in both academics and personality. There are some individuals whose honest friendliness is reflected in a magnetic quality that attracts everyone. To know Jim is to be his friend. He is one of those rare people who deserve the title " nice guy. " W H " S I 9 Charles Daniel Price III " Danny, " " CD " Stanley, Va. Biology; Armor; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Distinguished Academic Student 3 years; Distinguished Military Student 1 year; Intramural Football 4,3,2, 1, Basketball 4,3,2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, Volleyball 4, 3, 2, 1, Cross Country 1, Wrestling 2, Company Manager 1, Intramural Council 1; Virginia Academy of Science 3, 2, 1 ; Baptist Student Union 2, 1 ; VMI Forest Fire Detachment 3, 2. Out of the town of Stanley in the Page Valley of Virginia came " CD. " to thrust upon the VMI his ominous presence. In return, the obscurity of Rat life was thrust upon him. For nine months thereafter he spent his time trying to evade the dangers looming on the third stoop, writing letters to a certain Barbara, and making his way to a stand in the upper 10% of his class. Decorated with a third class stripe, he pro- ceeded to gain academic distinction and to pick himself happily up off the superintendent ' s car- pet after being spared from the effect of a bomb he caught from the Chemistry Department. The second class year witnessed the loss of his stars, the passage of Ring Figure with unsurpassed bliss, and many visits to Radford College. With the arrival of the first class stripe came the time for applying to medical schools, anxious trips to Durham, Richmond, and Charlottesville for interviews, and afterwards the horrible wait for that acceptance reply which made VMI worth- while and graduation such a blessed day. HsP S ' $ 7 " . Mti A- te V i v V Russell Christian Proctor III " Russ, " " Troll " Richmond, Virginia Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 2, 1 ; Lance Corporal 3; Intramural Football 4, Judo 4, 3; Virginia Acad- emy of Science 3, 2, 1 ; Circulation and Business Staffs of Cadet, Assistant Circulation Manager 3, 2; International Relations Club 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1 ; White Front Pie Shop 2; Cadet Waiter 2, 1 ; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1 . Ever since the little Troll first " modocked " from under his bridge, his infamy has spread even as far as Staunton and Mary Baldwin. It ' s not often that trolls leave the Mecca of Troll- dom— Rockbridge County— in order to wander abroad, but it is said that part of the little Troll will always remain in Staunton— that faraway land to the North. For his next trick, it has been rumored that the Troll (notice the hydrocephalic head and minia- ture acromegaly) is forming a coalition with Yoder Kritch, President of UFFFPFT (United Federation for Fair Play for Trolls) to march on Washington in protest against Joan Baez, lamp- lighting, and One-World Fanaticism. This ven- ture is of course depending on the outcome of the next Moose Lodge party and on the solvency of Monumental Arms Company. The little Troll has waxed strong of mind and body under the watchful pedagogy of the " NOM " and, as far as we can tell, he is going into the used belt business, orheisgoing to sellguns to the Black Muslims, or he is going to form a chap- ter of the UJA in Beirut, or do anything in order to make enough money to pay his phone bill. The class of ' 65 bids farewell to one of its most unforgettable characters. Bona Fortuna! John Reed Prosser " Pros " Winchester, Virginia English; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; Distinguished Military Student 1 ; Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Staff 4, 3; BOMB Staff 4, 3, Assistant Sports Editor 2, Sports Editor 1 ; Club ' 60 2, 1 ; Fourth Class Eng- lish Award 4; College Bowl Team 1; Publicity Chairman Ring Figure Committee 2. In the fall of 1961 a young, stout Virginian came galloping out of the She nandoah Valley to matric- ulate at VMI. This lad, who considers Win- chester the real capitol of Virginia, is fondly known as the " Pros. " " Pros " started his aca- demic endeavors early by winning the Fourth Class English Award (actually the $100 award was John ' s real motive for winning). John con- tinued his scholarly ways by being one of the top ranking English majors the next three years. It was the quick push-button-type fingers of " the Pros " that enabled him to gain a seat on the College Bowl team. Then in the 1963-64 basket- ball season, it was again the quick hands of " the Pros " that set a Southern Conference record for the longest shot . . . incidentally, that year VMI won the Southern Conference Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. " The Pros " also had a social name to live up to in being a member of the famous " Club 60. " " Pros " made many trips to the Sugar Shack in hopes of finding a Mrs. Ranger; however, one was not to be found, . . . yet. It is in high esteem that we bid farewell to " the Pros " as he ventures along the paths of life. Merrill Frederick Prugh " Butch, " Squash " Dayton, Ohio Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramun Football 4, 3, 1, Volleyball 1; Virginia Academ of Science 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet 3; Fire Fightinq 3, 2 : Medic-FTX2. They call him the " Squasher, " and the squashi er he is. From the time Butch entered th. arch until the time he walked across the platforn 1 at graduation, he did everything in the world hr could to achieve one goal . . . being accepted ti Medical School. Accepted he was, to one of tht best in the country. His last three years at VMI were filled witl stumbling stones and pitfalls, but the determii nation and luck of the confirmed private puller. ' him through. Demerits, PT ' s, and confinement surrounded him during this time, but life is no ' :: all joy. Amnesty is one of the few words that is cherished in the hearts of many cadets, and : Butch is no exception, due to the fact that sur-; vival of his third and second class years hinged- ' upon it. Needless to say, the President came 1 through, and so did the Biology majorfrom Ohio For four years Butch has shown the determi- ' nation and self-drive that is bound to bring him 1 the success he desires in graduate school and in later life. To a real " Brother Rat " of the class of ' 65 we wish all the luck in the world. THE FIRST CLASS HD $ !:. u Norman DePue Radford, Jr. " Feindox " Woodbridge, Virginia ;ivil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Supply Sergeant 1; listinguished Academic Student 2; Monogram :iub 3, 2, 1; Cross Country 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Track 4, , 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3; riternational Relations Club 1. Norm was affectionately labeled the " feindox " luring the initial days of his cadetship. After tiree years of protests, his resignation insures he permanence of his nickname among many if his " Brother Rats. " When Norm was not ilefending his ranking position as a CE, he vould be releasing his fury against cross country ind half mile opposition on the track. After completing one year, he was one of the few who would sincerely profess his love for the Institute. " Feindox " went home the summer after his hird class year with the preoccupation of dis- covering someone special for Ring Figure. He ound her, and his second class year flew by. All good things must come to an end though, and they did during the summer before our first class year. Quietly, Norm resigned himself to the loneliness of the long distance running and the academic concentration which insure the covet- ed academic stars. In his last year, Feindox moved rapidly over the cinders to add to the prestige of VMI ' s track team. Graduate school and advanced degrees may slow him down, but after that . . .? Keith Alan Ramsay " Rabbit " Challis, Idaho English; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Ping-Pong 1; First Class Editor of the 1965 BOMB 1; J. M. Hall Usher; English Society; White Front Bakery 2; Chairman Archer ' s Club 2, 1. Challis, Idaho, Guatemala City, Laos, and Bagdad, (Arizona, that is)— these are the homes of Rabbit. Keith came to VMI from one, or all, of these places, but wherever it is, he is one Brother Rat who will be welcome anywhere. One of the most easygoing and friendly people on any continent, Keith has played, successfully, the role of the roving adventurer in his four years at VMI. With his parents overseas, he has appeared at parties (one of his favorite pastimes), and beaches in three or four different places, to include Mexico, every summer. Along with his pastime of the academic pursuits, Keith is regularly seen in his role of Robin Hood, bridge player, lady ' s man, and, of late, a harried First Class Editor of the BOMB. We all thought that Keith was to be caught up in the throes of marriage at one time, but owing to his performance at Natural Bridge, and some other sly moves with girls, the old Rabbit was back on the female trail that led him to most of the girls ' schools in the state. As for the future, Keith may turn up as a suc- cessful Latin American revolutionary leader, or as an easygoing fisherman playboy in some Mexican village. These two speculations are highly improbable, because Keith has the qual- ities of a leader and, we can be sure, will use them. Stevens LeConte Ramsey " Steve " Greenville, Texas Biology; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Private 1; Cross Country 4; Intra- mural Track 4, 3; Virginia Academy of Science 3, 2, 1 ; Scuba Club, Secretary 4, 2; Texas Club; Ring Committee 2; " D " Company Class of ' 65 Orphan ' s Fund, Chairman 3, 2, 1; Assistant Scout Master 1. " The Blackest Land and the Whitest People " is the motto of the small East Texas town which sent VMI its finest. From the metropolis of Greenville to the cultural center of the Western world, Steve has blazed an unforgettable path. He was surprised to find that VMI was not a party school. Even here, he made history as one of the few cadets to transfer out of the history curriculum in favor of another field of endeavor. He became one of VMI ' s Aggies, and it was during this time that stripes bloomed on his sleeves. At the same time, " Pillows " went the way of all Rats ' girls. He was crushed, but he soon found consolation at American Airlines. Soon after Ring Figure, he decided to leave VMI. As unthinkable as it was, he gave up his home away from home for college. It seems that he did so well in physics that VMI requested him to prove it again this summer. Once again enclosed within the walls of Bar- racks, Ramsey is looking forward to medical school. After four rather erratic years as a cadet, Ramsey faces a promising career in medicine. ' 65 is fortunate to have classmates like Ramsey who exemplify the finest that VMI has stood for since 1839. vr ISc THERf 1H5 John Curtis Rasmussen, Jr. " Raz " Richmond, Virginia Biology; Armor; Private, Lance Corporal 3 Private 2, 1; Cross Country 4, Baseball 4; Vir- ginia Academy of Science 3; Cadet Waiter 1. Raz came up from Richmond completely ignorant of military life, but after four years claims to be completely ignorant of civilian life We must challenge this statement after hearing of his exploits this past summer. It seems that his fame has spread throughout the state to many institutions of higher learning, especially those in the Lynchburg area. After spending the entire spring of his second class year under confinement as a result of the " Great W L tasters Purge, " Raz vowed that they would never catch him again, and it appears that they won t get another chance, because Raz managed to influence his brother ' s choice of college (the younger Rasmussen is presently a W L fresh- man). Whether Raz will respond to Doc ' s urging and work for an M.D. Degree remains to be seen, but we are confident that Raz will be successful in whatever medical science he chooses. Beverly Creighton Read " Bev, " " John " Lexington, Virginia History; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Supply Sergeant 1 ; Tennis 4; Basket- ball 4; Intramural Football 3, Basketball 3 2 1 Softball 2, 1; 1965 Ring Committee; Cadet Re- creation Rooms Committee 2, Chairman 1- Hop Committee 2, Treasurer 1; Glee Club 3; Flight Instruction Program 1; Library Assistant 2 1; " Club 60 " 2, 1; Rockbridge County Club 3, 2 1 ■ Fire Fighter 3, Cadet in Charge 1. Although the Big " R " has spent his life traveling from one place to another as an Army brat, he considers Lexington his home. VMI has always been the choice of Little Bev better known to his Brother Rats as John. Until " Club 60 " grabbed John, he had not been informed that all work and no play makes Jack a real vegetable. Little Bev quickly learned how to play as hard as he worked. Just two days before Finals in his Rat year, the Big " R " decided to see what being a W L frat man was like John soon found that being a " mink " was quite costly-to the tune of 10-2-40. The urge hit him again his Second Class year and he had to call on President Johnson for help. As treasurer of the Hop Committee, and chair- man of the Recreation Committee, Bev has found at his disposal many keys to out-of-the- way places. Among the most important of his tasks is that of custodian of the " Sugar Shack. " " Club 60 " will always be thankful to Granny Read and the Big " R " for some unforgettable times in the land of Goshen. Being ever aware of his academic standing, Joh n has spent much time studying. William Miller Reed " Bill " Waynesburg, Pennsylvania Chemistry; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Footbai o 3 , ' ?L V, „ Mon °9 ram Club 3, 2, 1; Intramura Basketball 2; ACS 3, 2, First Class Representa five 1 ; RDC (Rat Daddy Club) 3, 2, 1. Likeable Bill is called Billee by his friends Hi is good natured in Barracks, he becomes ' dis torted when crossed by bucking rankers Thti freshmen call him Daddy and the rankers cah him Grub. To the rest of us, he is a great guy He tries hard in all of his undertakings anc excels on the gridiron. It is believed that he hai an owner ' s share in the city of Waynesburg: Pennsylvania and it is also rumored that he knows Bill George. Bill is a little too plump tc tit into a test tube, but he still loves to qo to pi Chem lab. When asked about the daily disappointments that are meted out by the authorities, he replies They can ' t do that! " Being a natural patron of the goddess Venus, his favorite day is Valen- tine s Day-but Bill never forgets that Cupid, is blind. Having been accused of being artisti- cally inclined, Bill maintains that he likes under- cover agent work the best, and to illustrate this tact he let it be known that he wanted only a lock for Christmas. Being a true chemist, Bill used Ring Figure to observe the reaction of intoxicants on the human system. He likes little kids named Mike and Mom ' s homecooking; he is affectionate towards little pussy cats and silly geese. For the rest of his life he wants to look into people ' s mouths as a dentist. Bill is a great guy to have as a friend. KM THE FIRST CLASS -£ " -!■ M wauwn— flii i nnntmiww i nwT, m William Marion Riddick 111 " R. K. Brown, " " Bill, " " Rooster " Alexandria, Virginia Civil Engineering; Intramural Softbal Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Football; ASCE 3. " Rooster, " this sobriquet will always bring to mind one destined never to be forgotten by his Brother Rats. A man with more depth, warmth, and feeling to his soul than can be imagined, one can only wish the best for Bill. Tempered by a personal Rat Line his Brother Rats never endured, Bill survived and excelled against a deck stacked 90% against him. From 107 and 213, to 131, Bill has had a rough time of it at the Institute. He is one who has always been able to come back— no matter how far he was down. Never one to refuse a good time, Bill has pro- vided many hours of excellent company for those who have had the pleasure of his companionship. Now with graduation drawing near, many hours of labor on the books behind him, Bill is pricing rings— and for the sweetest girl in the world. We will all fondly remember " The Rooster, " and we know the best will come his way. (Or else!) Y ■© !• Ralph Byron Robertson " Barrel " Richmond, Virginia Mathematics 2, 1; Physics 4, 3; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Distinguished Academic Student 4, 3; Honor Court 2, 1 ; First Vice President; Rat Foot- ball 4; Varsity Football 3, 2; Intramural Football 2, 1 ; AIP 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Second Class Representative to the Publications Board; Emcee of Publications Banquet 2; Sports Editor VMI Cadet 1; Math Club; the No. 1 Club. Four years ago, a new addition was added to the sound system at VMI. A second " turnout " was added. It started early with Rat football, on which he later starred as a tackle, and it has remained for the past four years. The colorful character came with a chip on his shoulder and proudly maintains that it has never been removed. He has constantly taken the side of the underdog in all arguments, usually the freshmen or the privates. A strong disbeliever in the class system, he kept the E. C. and G. C. busy for the first year of his cadetship with his constant visits. After allotting him the greatest honor of his life by electing him to the Honor Court, none of his friends will ever forget the eventful evening in the Lyric, for which he became member of the No. 1 Club. Until the beginning of his first class year, he had served more confinement than anyone else in his class. He is one of those people who, after having graduated, would rather be remembered as a friend to all than a " Brother Rat " to a few. Peter Rondiak " Pete " New Haven, Connecticut Civil Engineering; Armor; Private4, 3, 2, 1 ; Intra- mural Football 4, 3, 2, Volleyball 4, 3, 2, Baseball 4,3,2, 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1. Pete ' s behavior pattern as a private (4, 3, 2, 1) was begun when he slept through a Rat Dis- ciplinary Committee meeting. Since then he has remained the Civil Engineering department ' s foremost authority on that blissful state popularly referred to as Liberal Art Heaven. But it all hasn ' t been sack time for Francis. No, occasionally he found time to contribute to the general economy of Johnny ' s and the C. I. Out of fairness to his organizing spirit he must receive credit for organizing the National Table Football League, and perfecting volley-sock. He has also defeated the Washington and Lee chess team singlehandedly. Pete has a dis- concerting way of always winning. Through an inherent human sense and tact he has developed many close friendships. Pete certainly has those traits which make up an interesting personality. Although an engineer, he is a dilettante of history and possesses a widely varied store of knowledge. When com- bined with his personal luck, Pete ' s uncanny sence of logic and reason enables him to land on his feet in any situation (skiing excepted, please). V AI WA-s THfcRt lSfc.1 - 8(o5 z %J r Lawrence Lyon Rose " Larry " Renfrew, Pennsylvania Mathematics B.A.; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Private 3, Sergeant 1, Intramural Football 3, 2, Softball 4, 3, 2, Basketball 3, 2, Tennis 4, 3; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Accompanist 1; Math Club 2, 1. A story of success has marked Larry ' s prog- ress while at VMI, for he possesses the ability to adapt himself to almost any situation, es- pecially if it concerns a close bridge game. That ' s where he can usually be found, if there ' s one going on. Among his other attributes, Larry has the ability to play the piano with great feeling. This capacity got his position as ac- companist for the VMI Glee Club. During the break between his second and first class years, Larry was awarded a government- paid vacation to Indiantown Gap Military Res- ervation for his efforts in Military Science. There he was in the position to tell the un- informed of the life of the VMI cadet. Larry likes the finer things of life, such as literature, liquor, music, girls, mathematics, general permit, sports, and all duty. Many of these tastes were developed by his strict ad- herence to the discipline of his major and the rules of VMI. He leaves his Brother Rats the assurance that Lawrence L. Rose will succeed in his endeavors, and will be a tribute to that VMI knack for getting things done on time. We wish you the best of luck, Larry, in your pursuit of higher education. We are sure that MAorPh.D. will come quickly and easily for you. Charles Allan Russell " Charlie Russ " Alexandria, Virginia History; Air Force; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2; Rat Disciplinary Committee 1; Rat Swimming Team 4; Intramural Football 1, Intramural Tennis; Editorial Staff Typist for Cadet 4; Advertising Manager for BOMB 3; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1 (Secretary 2); Vice Commandant ' s Award Summer Camp 2. Charlie wasn ' t alone on Wednesday, Sep- tember 13, 1961, but before long he was marked as a man to watch. Labeled " Grins " that very day, " First Call " Russell embarked on what was destined to be one of the most colorful VMI cadetships. Convinced after one semester that horizontal labs were far better than those in Physics, Charlie became a student of History and set his sights on Harvard. A true LA, " Rat " Russell found enough time to cause many a young female heart to throb a little faster— some so fast that we used to drop our Playboy maga- zines whenever he returned from the mailroom. Yes, CA was unique among our Brother Rats. Although he has had such success with the fairer sex, he also holds the distinction of being the only man at VMI ever to lose his running girl to the convent. Aside from this major blow and a permit posted in the third class sinks, Charlie has always managed to be cheerful about something. This ability, balanced remarkably well with his seriousness toward academics, is sure to be the key to his certain success in the future. Able to handle his own problems well (with the exception of Finals his second class year), CA has never been involved in a " hairy deal. " John Thomas Rust " Kadab " Falls Church, Virginia Civil Engineering; Unattached; Private 4, Lance , Corporal 3, Corporal 1; Track 4, 3; Monogram . Club 3, 2, 1 ; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; International Relations : Club 4; Treasurer 3; Vice President 2; Northern ; Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Surveying Club 3, 2, 1. When a loud, ear-piercing whistle breaks the monotony of barracks life, one knows that John " Kadab " Rust is about to appear and brighten one ' s day. Truly, he is everybody ' s friend and ally. John, not adhering to the doctrine of con- ■ formity, actually enjoyed his first year at VMI. It was histhird class year that gave him somuch trouble, and it was in this year that he adopted his determined optimistic outlook on life. Those of us who know him so well should be thankful for his philosophy, for it has saved us from many hours of despair. In his first two years, John was known for his extracurricular activities such as running track, running the block, and running from the clutches of fast-moving girls. Nowhe has settled down to a more determined and meaningful life of burning the midnight oil and concentrating more on his leadership abilities. Knowing John has been a meaningful ex- perience in itself. We know that wherever he goes, he will uphold the name of VMI and be successful in all his future endeavors. THE FIRST CLASS .■w»wiwnMta«M«M Philip Zoren Rutzchow, Jr. " P. Z. " Jamaica, West Indies Civil Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cadet Staff 4; Summer School 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Fire Fighting Detail 2; Jamaica Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Pioneer Investment Club 1. Jamaica, other than being a great tourist attraction, is also noted for its great deposits of bauxite mined by Kaiser Aluminum. In 1961 one of our institutions of higher learn- ing sent out a royal invitation to our " Mr. Cools. " After closing out a few big deals, " The Zoron " mounted his camel and, guided by the great star of the East, deposited himself inside Limits Gates, there being no room in the Inn. Desiring to have more free time he embarked on the five-year program. Our friend P. Z. has constantly been plagued with that ancient VMI sickness called " Rack Attack-itis. " Every night about ten o ' clock one could hear " The Giant " calling to " The Zoron " - " HAVE YOU DONE YOUR HOMEWORK? " After three years at VMI and after being a charter member of summer school, our P. Z. finally realized that he wanted to settle down. In all sincerity, Phil has been a good Brother Rat and a great roommate. It is easy to get along with him personally and this will undoubtedly bring him a lot of success in life. William Francis Ryan " Bill " Arlington, Virginia History; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Captain (Regimental S-3) 1; Dis- tinguished Military Student 1; Track 4, 3; Intra- mural Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Volleyball 4, 3, 2, 1; Wrestling 2, 1; Newman Club 1 ; Hop and Floor Committee 4, 3, 2, Presi- dent 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3; International Relations Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Political Science Club 2; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1. The autumn of 1961 saw an apprehensive specimen creep through Jackson Arch and into a life which would transform him into a man with a body like Steve Reeves ' (?), charms like Rock Hudson ' s (?), and as many stripes as a zebra in the Bronx Zoo. During the course of four years, " Ryanovitch " has lent his good athletic ability to intramuralsand could be found working out almost every day of his cadetship. The years 1961-1963 were cruel to the great social hopes of this future zebra. It was not until the spring of ' 63 that his energies in this field began to bear fruit as he was appointed President of the Hop Committee and journeyed to Richmond, D. C, Florida, and Bermuda in search of . . . entertainment. He has done a superior job with the Committee; however, his suggestion that a string quartet be engaged for an informal dance met with wide disapproval in the Corps as did some of his Regimental orders. An outstanding history major, this young man ' s researches have resulted in the R W National Collegiate Aptitude Test, and the qualifications for the ideal woman. " Ryanovitch has set his sights high and will be very success- ful in anything he does. ? - John Charles Schafer " John " Alexandria, Virginia Electrical Engineering; Air Force; Lance Cor- poral 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1; Pioneer Investment Club 1; Air Force Rifle Team 4; IEEE 2, 1. Zoom— Alexandria John came to VMI with one intention— that of becoming superintendent of Southern Sem. But John soon learned that the Electrical Engineering Dept. and a certain short, rotund, bald-headed man had different ideas on how to spend a weekend. Romeo climbed to fame in his Rat year by being one of the Rats responsible for having the entire 3rd Class lose its privileges for the month of December— certainly to be remembered as a milestone for any Rat. John ' s third class year found him ranked No. 2 in the EE curriculum— a success which he attributed to his drawing abilities. The following summer Sonny won a summer school academic stripe which he ironically appreciated. Moving intothe Electrical Labs in second class year, Corporal John became noted for his lab techniques. His skill with the data pencil and ability to sleep with numerous motors running made him the apple of Ben ' s eye. However, statics, an old favorite of John ' s, kept him wondering " Why for you don ' t speak good English? " John will be remembered not only as a Brother Rat, but as a real buddy to all who knew him. v A» vv 6 THERE iin-wis Alexander Ernst Schultes " Alex " Alexandria, Virginia History; Platoon Leader ' s Class; Private 4; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Rat Cross Country 4; Intramural Football 3, 2. 1 Soft- ball 4, 3. 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Ring Figure Magazine 2; Newman Club 4, 3; Political Science Society 4, 3, 2, 1 ; International Relations Club 4, 3, 2; Armed Forces Club 1; Glee Club 1 ; Brookside 2. " Is this an open or closed weekend? " This was Alex ' s first and favorite question during his four years at VMI. BOMB furloughs, Cadet furloughs, Glee Club trips, medical furloughs, and weekends added up to never more than two straight weekends at the Institute. Alex, a typical L.A., believed in the philosophy: early to bed in the morning, afternoon, and evening— never to rise. Alex (known as " the Kraut " ) came to VMI to become another Dan Flagg, but was somewhat slowed down in attaining this goal by becoming an early member of the " leper colony. " Member- ship in Brookside opened new doors, and Alex was now able to make good use of those seldom spent weekends at the Institute. Even though much of his cadetship was taken up by weekends and extracurricular activities, Alex still found time to open his books, and open them he did. Seriously though, Alex is a very conscientious student, as is evidenced by his stand in the upper portion of his curriculum. He possesses quali- ties which will be valuable assets in life: a good personality, and an ability to make friends Wilmore Sherrick Scott, Jr. " Will " Richmond, Virginia Physics; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant (Second Battalion S-4) 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Distin- guished Academic Student 1; Intramural Football 3, 2, 1, Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; AIP 4; Cadet Staff 3, 1; The VMI Commanders 4. 3, 2, Music Director 1 ; Ring Committee 2. Having been a former track star at Hermitage High, Will was very successful in out-distancing the " Tac " officers at Virginia Military Institute during his Rat year. Since that time, everything has been downhill for Will— except the women. But even in this field, after much hard work, he has been successful in pressing up the hill of science with noble (?) thoughts. Among the outstanding achievements during the four years that Will has made Virginia Military Institute his healthful and pleasantabode are academic stars for all four years, and DMS. Although he is an active member of the Virginia Military Institute Commanders (lead trumpet) the Regimental Band (1st trumpet), and the Honor Court (Prosecutor), Will somehow manages to devote the greater part of his time to Physics, his only true love. As a " saber shnger " on the Second Battalion Staff, Will always looked forward to table make-overs— it was his good fortune to have the job of as- signing seats to everyone in the Corps. To Will we all wish the best of luck in the many years to come, for never was there a man truer to the model of a Virginia Military Institute Cadet— gentleman, friend, and scholar. Warren Pratt Self " Warren " Falmouth, Virginia English; Artillery; Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, 1; Distinguished Academic Student 2, 1; Who ' s Who in American Colleges and Universities 1; Intramural Football 3, 2; Cadet Staff 2, 1 ; BOMB Staff 3, 2, Editor-in-Chief 1; Publications Board 1 ; Privates Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; The RDC (Rat Daddv Committee) 3, 2, 1. From Stafford County in northeastern Virginia i came a young man setting out to make his mark at VMI. There was not a Rat more practiced at the art of push-ups during the first few weeks, but that was soon over. Things settled down to a serene pace, and when the so-called resur- rection time came, Warren did not go. This is the ease in which Warren took his Rat year. As a third classman with high academic goals, he began to make his mark in that area. But there were still occasions for many good times. Being a staunch private, he was demoted to the rank of Lance Corporal, which was not lonq lasting. Having relinquished the ways of civilian life, he was back as a second. He had two things in mind: to have a great time at Ring Figure and to obtain Academic Stars. Parts of Ring Figure may be translucent, but by use of his great vocabulary all will be remembered. Back for the last time with his stars shining (not his shoes) Warren had a full year ahead. With graduate school plans, editorship of the 1965 BOMB, and those special plans for the future with Judy, Warren was always busy. THE FIRST CLASS Robert Merrick Semple " Troll " Baton Rouge, Louisiana History; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, I; VMI Cadet 4, 3; Armed Forces Club 2. The " Troll " came from the land of sugar cane and swamp water that is found in Louisiana. Because of his desire to keep his feet dry during the rainy season, he came north to the land of wine and honey. The idea of wearing a uniform and going to VMI appealed to him because it would attract beautiful girls; however, for the most part, it attracted only Tactical Officers. It was not long until he found himself trying to survive the academic and military life. This battle was successful. He has been associated with the PX for three years and has developed some new talents. Some have accused him of having dollar marks engraved on his glasses; they call him " Midas. " While reviewing his four years at VMI, Bob says that he feels he has failed to take advantage of some things offered here. But he has gained many things that could not have been gained elsewhere. " The past cannot be lived again, and each must live for the future. " And with that philosophic statement, the Troll passes from the role of cadet to that of alumnus. We all wish him the best of luck in all of his endeavors. f Michael Leonard Sexton " Mike " Alexandria, Virginia Biology; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Wrestling 4, 3; Baseball 3; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 3, 2, 1, Softball 2, 1; Virginia Academy of Science 3, 2, 1; Commandant ' s Paperboy Staff 3. On the 13th day of September, in the fall of ' 61, the Blond Bombshell hit Jackson Arch with a smile on his face and a merry gleam in his eye . . . neither of which have varied during his trials and tribulations as a cadet. It didn ' t take long for him to be recognized as a real military leader, and he was quickly chosen as a charter member of the Leper Squad and given a chance to exercise his superior training. Since that time, Mike has done many things which have helped to brighten the dull days of cadetship. Wiping printer ' s ink from his hands as truckloads of paper were carried from the Commandant ' s Office ... or removing a little paint from his fingernails as the walls of barracks were repainted their original color: he always had a smile on his face. For four long years Mike has made the un- eventful—eventful, the unreal— real, and the dis- heartening—humorous. A firm believer in fair play, he has gone out of his way in many cases to try to correct certain situations, or to offer help to those in need of it. Mike ' s wit, sense of humor, and determination have made it clear that he is here to succeed and to continue to do so in later life. The Class of ' 65 wishes the best to Mike, a true Brother Rat. « James Stuart Shepherd " Shep " Virginia Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1 ; ASCE 4; VMI BOMB, Ad- vertising Manager 2, Business Manager 1 ; Publi- cations Board 1. If one were to be asked to name the one cadet who entered VMI with a fierce determination to do good, chances are that Shep ' s name would be mentioned. Here is a man who came to VMI resolved to graduate with good marks, never to walk a PT, and to enjoy to the fullest possible extent the " happy, carefree college days. " He has managed to keep two-thirds of his resolution. Constantly on or near the Dean ' s List, a fre- quent visitor of the CI, Johnny ' s, and frat parties, Chippy overlooked the fact that VMI also had rules and regulations. He spent a considerable proportion of his cadetship either under con- finement or pounding the bricks Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Chippy would have continued with his happy- go-lucky life, but in the summer between his sophomore and junior years disaster struck. Guilty in this calamity was a young lady from Texas, and, blinded with sudden affection, Chippy decided to hurl himself into the unknown realms of matrimony, much to the consternation and despair of his roommates. Overnight his habits changed— the fickle boy suddenly became more mature and more studious than he had ever been. For the future, we wish him and Charlyn all the luck and happiness! VAM r A% TrttRE James Gleason Sherrard " Jim " Colorado Springs, Colorado Mathematics; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1, Lance Corporal 3; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, Co-Captain 1 ; Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, Co- captain 1 ; Math Club 2, 1. Jim has become the fifth Sherrard to pass through Jackson Arch both ways. Like his father, Jim has met the challenge of VMI in the classroom and on the athletic field. Jim has maintained a " B " average for the four years and is the fifth ranking Math Major. Being an excellent athlete, Jim, having turned down football and track scholarships in Cali- fornia, came to VMI to take control of the jumping events in Indoor and Outdoor track. Few people possess the fierce competitive spirit that this guy has. When the competition gets tough, this guy ' s desire to win gets tougher. Jim conveys this " never give up " spirit to all the men who know him. This year Jim was a unanimous choice for track co-captain. The injuries are gone. This is the year that Jim should capture that long-sought-after Southern Conference Crown. The future holds quite a bit of " jumping " in store for Jim. He hopes to help out Uncle Sam ' s track team. There is graduate school and a teacher-coach position somewhere. We, his Brother Rats, will miss the warm, friendly, likeable guy, but we wish him all the sucess that ' s waiting for him. Cher Donald William Sherwood " Moose " East Aurora, New York listry; Armor; Private 4, 3, 1; Distin- guished Academic Student 3; Wrestling 4,3,2, 1; Track 4; American Chemical Society 4, 3, 2, 1; JM Hall Balcony Choir; Valentine Decoration Committee. Don entered VMI after first coming to Lexing- ton to see W L, but he realized the tremendous advantages of VMI. He first set out to be " R.C. " but his dyke, Jim Trice, quickly changed his misled path to the glorious root of three year grub. Don ' s 3rd class year was likely his best, since Don put on academic stars, modeled civilian clothes for Col. Gillespie, and became a paper boy for Col. Smith. His second class year Don was very active again doing various odd tasks for the Institute, for which they gladly paid him. Valentine Day is Don ' s favorite day of the year. It was his second class year that he became so overjoyed on this occasion that he helped the Institute paint barracks. Don turned to more serious things his first class year; books and girls. After many lessons on being suave by his roommates, he proceeded to visit the local girls ' schools. Behind the lead of the suave Anaconda he had good success, and can now return to New York with a complete education. It is impossible for Don to meet anything but success with his brains and " looks, " thus it is with little meaning when we wish Don the best of luck. Edwin Jackson Shuler, Jr. " Jackie " Stanley, Virginia Electrical Engineering; Artillery; Private 4 Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1 Basketball 4; Intramural Basketball 3, 2, 1 Softball 3, 2, 1; Volleyball 2, 1; Institute oj Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Secretary 2 Chairman 1 ; Radio Club2. On the thirteenth of September, 1961, the " Stanley Stump-Jumper " arrived at the yellowing and slightly ivy-colored walls of the VMI bar- racks, leaving behind him the simple and care- free thoughts of the high school senior and ' entering a broad new life which seemed at the. ' time an impossible obstacle. However, begin- ning on the first day of his VMI career, he began the climb to success by graciously accepting as his dyke the regimental commander. From that time until present, he has consistently met with success in every endeavor. Jackie has been either second or third ranking Electrical Engineer for his last three years, and when one comes to know him as I do, they inevitably find that his pursuits do not lie all in one direction, but in myriad fields, in each of which his drive, and seemingly never-ending reservoir of energy have given him a high level of achievement. If I may make a prediction (and I see no way in which I may be stopped) I foresee Edwin Jackson Shuler, Jr. gracing a much higher station in life than many of us shall ever ap- proach. His winning personality and natural friendliness, like the great Will Rogers, will never make him an enemy, but only friends. THE FIRST CLASS ■ ■ " 4 V James Jefferson Sinclair " Spook, " " Jim " Hampton, Virginia Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 Cross Country 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ASCE3, 2, 1. On that bleak and drear day tnat the Brother : Rats of 1965 entered VMI, there was among us i a thin, bushy-haired boy from the marshlands of I Tidewater, James Jefferson Sinclair, a native : of Hampton, Virginia, entered his " home on the i hill " on the double and has been running ever since. It wouldn ' t surpriseanyoneto see " Jimmy Jeff " running after his diploma on June 13. If it isn ' t Cross Country, it ' s Indoor Track. If it isn ' t Indoor Track, it ' s Outdoor Track. Known to his fellow trackmen as " Spook, " Jim has participated in year-round track every year of his cadetship. Jim has always managed to keep his grade average up to the required standard, although spending every summer in summer sch ool. The only " repeat " was his old and relentless enemy —calculus. Jim is never very hard to find when you need him. He is either studying, running, or sleeping. Jim is a good friend to have in any circum- stances. If you ever are in a hurry to see him, be careful when you enter the room— you are liable to find yourself standing on him. James Grayson Sipolski " Ski " Streator, Illinois Physics; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Captain (Company Commander) 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities 1 ; Wrestling 4, 3; AIP 4, Treas- urer 3, Secretary 2, President 1; Cadet Staff Associate Sports Editor 2, Contributing Editor 1 ; First Class Representative to the Publications Board 1; Newman Club 4, 1; Political Science Society 2, 1; International Relations Club 3, 2, Vice President 1; Reserve Officers Association Award 2; Distinguished AFROTC Cadet 1. To say that Jim is a rare person is not to exaggerate in the least. There are many people in this world that set high standards for them- selves, but only a few manage to stick to them. Jim is one of these few. Unlike some who develop high ideals, and despise those who do not also have them, Jim seems to understand the shortcomings of others, and does not rebuke them, but, rather, he tries his best to help. It may seem that Jim is a self-centered and self-elevated individual, but he is just the oppo- site. It is true that he has a hard exterior, but those of us who know him realize this, and we are well acquainted with the humble and sym- pathetic personality behind it. Virginia Military Institute can always be proud of the part it has played in helping to mold the character of this rare cadet. With his deter- mination and enviable qualities, he is sure to reach his high goals. We, his friends and com- panions, will always be proud to have had him as our " Brother Rat. " Charles Edward Smith " Charlie " Newport News, Virginia Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1 ; Rat Disci- plinary Committee 1 ; Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1. Soft- ball 3, 2, Track 3; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2,1. Charlie came to VMI at the break of dawn, but soon realized he made a mistake when he was on the " Hill " marching. However, he was not discouraged, and finished his Rat year in the upper third of his class, and was selected Lance Corporal the next year. Throughout his cadetship, Charlie ' s room was like an information booth catering to Civil Engineers in distress; Charlie always knew the answer or could get it— if you could interpret what he said. The big boy from Newport News came to VMI to do well, and he did in two fields: academics and sports. In Civil Engineering he graduated in the top of his class. In intercollegiate sports Charlie concentrated mainly on Track, his spe- cialty being the discus. As a Second Classman he broke the school record for the discus, and as a Senior he bettered his own mark. Like everyone who comes to VMI, Charlie loved it before he came and after he graduated. But what happened to those four years in be- tween? Ask any cadet. VA I VSc THERf nts — ? Henry Clay Smith " Smuff " Guntersville, Alabama Chemistry; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Dis- ciplinary Committee, President 1 ; General Com- mittee 1; Rat Rifle Team 4; Varsity Rifle Team 3, 2, 1 ; American Chemical Society 4, 3, 2, 1 ■ Cadet Staff 4, 1 ; BOMB Staff 1 ; VMI Chapter of NRA, President 1 ; VMI Key Club; Commandant ' s Paper Boy Staff, 3. Henry, alias " Smuff, " is truly an individual. Since his arrival at the Institute in September of ' 61, Henry has had his hands in nearly every activity and function inside barracks. For in- stance the set of keys that Smuff has acquired is second to none, and it has aided many a cadet in more ways than one. Henry gained prominence and recognition as one of the ringleaders of the " Commandant ' s Newspaper Detail " in the winter of ' 63. Always looking for ways in which to enhance the walls of barracks, " Smuff " participated in several mid- night classes— his speciality was the " Sham- rock. " Being a strong believer in the " Rat Line, " Henry got his wish when he was elected Presi- dent of the RDC this past year. Having made the trip " up " several times himself as a Rat Hen was well versed in the methods of making the freshmen feel at home on the fifth stoop. Henry ' s ingenuity, compatibility, and per- severance will make him a standout in whatever job he should undertake throughout his life. Always ready with a good word and a helping hand, " Smuff " is a true " Brother Rat. " Nathan Stephen Smith " Steve " Newport News, Virginia Civil Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distin- guished Air Force ROTC Cadet 1 ; Intramural Tennis 4, 3, 2, Football 4, 3, Handball 2, 1, Soft- ball 3, 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, Volleyball 4; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 4, 2; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Flight Instruction Program 1 ; Chicago Tribune Award for Outstanding AFROTC Cadet 4; Vice Commandant Award, AFROTC Summer Training Unit. On a hot day some four years ago, a cool breeze from the Virginia seashore whisked through Jackson Arch in the form of one Nathan 5, Smith. Newport News had graced the VMI Post with one of its finest specimens, and it was the intent of this particular specimen to emerge from a rigorous four years of VMI dis- cipline just as cool and suave as ever. During the course of his Rat year, freshman Smith, between water battles and shaving cream escapades, successfully managed to woo two or three members of the fair sex, and he rightly felt those nine months were not totally wasted. Even though he may have been an ardent believer in enjoying life to its fullest, Cadet Smith, nevertheless, cut a fine record for him- self in both academics and the military and will always be an outstanding credit to the Institute wherever he may go. Steve came to VMI knowing no one, and left with many close friends who have no doubt about the success he is bound to have, both socially and financially. We sin- cerely wish the best of luck to a really great guy! Charles Garner Snead " Charlie " Warwick, Virginia History; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Football ' 4; Varsity Football 3, 2, 1 ; Rat Basketball 4- : Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Basketball ' 3,2,1, Softball 3, 2,1, Ping-Pong 1; International ' Relations Club 1; Political Science Society 2- ' Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1. " Aw Turkey! " was the cry that came from the. ' Mother Goose as he fell three long feet from the ' elevator at the Riviera Motel. His past suddenly, flashed before him. First came his favorite ' roommate, the maternal " Anteater. " Next came- the vivid memories ofthefamed " Greenie Bowls " of 1962 and the Tuesday morning write-ups Then there was the year of fame and fortune ' for " Crazylegs Bambi Snead " as he led the F : Company basketball team to the Intramural Championship. Finally after thoughts of tan- talizing the women of South Carolina, he re- I turned to the reality of his senior year at the ' Virginia Military Institute where after two years of calling " We want Snead " at cheer rallies he was finally called to speak, Charlie, although kidded by some people, is j a true friend of many. His fine attributes, in- cluding his academic record and his outgoing and amiable personality will remain in the minds of those who know him. Charles has always believed in the Institute system— even to the point of enforcing to the hilt his Rat Daddy principles. He was also active in the common battle against the bad element on the Gold Coast. It will be a sad moment for everyone but Charlie when he leaves the Virginia Military Institute to pursue a successful career. THE FIRST CLASS £ Robert Monroe Southworth " Henney, " " Bob " Woodbridge, Virginia ;ivil Engineering; Armor; Private 4, Lance ;orporal 3, Corporal 2, Private 1, Distinguished Military Student; Intramural Football 4; Basket- jail 4, 3; Volleyball 4, 3; American Society of iivil Engineers. Bobcameto VMI with intentions of playing his ligh school sports of football and basketball. He -ield his school record for points scored in basketball, and was good enough in football to catch the eye of the " eagle. " He came here on a football scholarship, but gaveitupafterhis Ratyearto allow more time on the study of mining and cement. He has done very well in his field, especially after his vacation to Richmond for a semester. Since he missed his Brother Rats and all the nice tactical officers so much, he cut this vacation to only a few months On returning, he settled down to a career of study. No kissing-for him. He shined and was privileged to win Captain Drudick ' s laundry folding award one time, but he never did these things in an attempt to win stripes. He just be- lieved in being neat, and maybe that ' s why his grades were so good. Anyway, we will all miss " South. " His room- mates will always miss his little bombs he was wont to setoff in the room. Best wishes from the Brother Rats of ' 65 to Bob in whatever he does. Walton Dees Stallings, Jr. " Wee Dee, " " Bug " Suffolk, Virginia English; Infantry; Private 4, 3, Corporal 2, Private 1; Cross Country 4; Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 3, 2; Cadet Staff 3, 2; Fellow- ship of Christian Athletes 2,1; Ring Figure Com- mittee 2; Flojo Club 2; FIP 1. If it were not for Dees, and for the very few people like him, the world, and especially the world of VMI, would be somewhat dull. From his first year, under the wing of Poopsie, to his first class year, Dees has been able to accomplish a great deal without losing his extraordinary sense of humor, which we will all admit is a necessity for living at the VMI. As an English major, Dees has ranked high and should continue to do as well in the same field at graduate level. Since our Rat year, Dees has also been a mainspring on Coach Cormack s track team. As for the military facet of lite at VMI Dees has remained a member of that time- honored group of individuals known as privates. We have every reason to believe, however, from the progress he has made in the field of aviation, that he just might become the flying ace of the centurywhileservinghiscountry. There is no question in any of our minds that Dees has only begun to make the success which he is sure to claim, and we wish him all the luck in the world! Douglas Andre Stephens " Doug " Yorktown, Virginia Biology; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3 Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Cross Country 3, 2, International Relations Club; Tidewater Clu Armed Forces Club. Doug entered VMI unceremoniously like all the st of his Brother Rats. During his Rat and ird class years, Doug was quite a collector, oinn a " SwamD Rat " from the Tidewater area, On occasion, these two n-,...- have appeared along the stoop around 430. As is the custom of a third class biologist, Doug spent sometime in the " Nile Valley " turn- ing over rocks and chasing insects of all de- scriptions. Also being chased at this time was a pretty young female from the Northern Virginia area By the time he had reached his first class year, Doug had decided either to enter medicine or to go to graduate school. To his friends, Doug was best known for not having his glasses— when sight was a most necessary thing. To be sure, Doug will succeed in the years to come and will be remembered as a true Brother Rat. V AI WA-j THfcRE )Sb1 - S(o5 £4i Kirk Gordon Stewart " Oofar " Staunton, Virginia Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 2, Lance Corporal 3, Lieutenant 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; Glee Club 4, 3; Baden-Powell Service Club 3, 2; Political Science Society 2,1; International Relations Club 1 ; Staunton Whiz 4, 3, 2, 1. There is a saying that " you can take a boy out of the country, but you can ' t take the country out of the boy. " Kirk came to VMI with a firm agricultural background (some say he missed the bus to Blacksburg). Perhaps this explains why he has grown into VMI so well, for Kirk has many friends here. The Math Department was a little problem for Kirk. After taking calculus for six semesters, he finally got down to the roots of the subject. However, this did not deter his passing, in fact he became the typical summer commuter in order to delve even deeper into his academic pursuits. His mental perceptiveness gave birth to his nickname. Kirk ' s affable personality, his relentless per- severence and his frugality will, no doubt, assure him of a happy and rewarding life away from the Institute. While at VMI, he has been one who has given substance to the term Brother Rat. Good luck, Kirk! Yates Stirling IV " Skip " Norfolk, Virginia Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Tennis 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Fencing 4, 3; Intramural Tennis 2, 1, Ping-Pong 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 2, 1 ; Brook- side 2. Ding, as he is known to his Brother Rats, came to Virginia Military Institute in September of 1961, to seek his fortune in the form of a far- off sheepskin. The first months were long, and they turned into long years. Alas, that final year has made its appearance and Ding has made it right on schedule. A restless person, Skip found many varied releases for his bountiful energy. What hasn ' t burned with the midnight oil, was spent on the " Field of Honor " fighting for the glory of " Old Charlie " in intramural tennis and ping-pong, then regular as SMI it was off to Charlottesville forthe weekend. Skip has a wonderful ability for having fun to its greatest extent under any circumstance. When the cards are dealt the wrong way, he just takes it with a grain of salt. Occasionally it takes a pinch, but he always comes through with a smiling face. Ding has decided to remain close by this " Healthful and Pleasant Abode " by going to graduate school at the University of Virginia in business administration. So . . . all we can do for him is to wish him the best of luck and hope he isn ' t trapped by some unsuspecting female, type-A. We know he ' ll do well, both in school and later in the business world. Arthur Bainbridge Storey " Art " , " A.B. " Washington, D. C. Electrical Engineering; Air Force; Private 4; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal and Private 2 Private 1; IEEE 2, 1; Radio Club 4, 3; Armec ' Forces Club 4, 2, 1; Company Food Represent- ative 1; Northern Virginia Club 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1 . The Class of ' 65 was required to matriculate by 4 o ' clock and, true to " Moon Rat ' s " promptness,, he matriculated at 4:30 sharp. Soon Africa ' s: loss became Fat Fred ' s gain and A.B. became:- known by all for having the nerve to attend a hop;: in guard dyke, and had it not been for the Com-:i mandant cutting in . . . The " Great White Idol " was unanimously, elected President of the Saturday Night Movie j Club because of his popcorn consumption abilities. This office did not hinder his ability to master powertronics. Little Jiggs knew his subject so thoroughly that he used class time to eat bananas. He was so devoted to his life-long ambition of becoming Air Force Chief of Staff that he soon conquered the military aspect of VMI life. The distinguishing marks on the sleeves of his blouse were soon apparent, but to Art ' s dismay these were not chevrons, but ketchup, mustard, etc. Yes, Fats wore proudly the marks of his rank as " First Captain of the Food Committee. " Yes, we will never forget the true Storey. We will always remember his one-hundred day collar, and his humanities project signed " A work of Art. " Go, and may you fare well. THE FIRST CLASS IftftSSS ttMBHnHHI J - tan 1 Joseph Seyle Straub " Joe " Christiansburg, Virginia Jiology; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Football 4, 3, ' ,1 ; Track 4; Monogram Club 3, 2, Vice President ' ; Virginia Academy of Science 3, 2, 1. When " Little Joe " left the loving care of the ' Chief " , " Poodle " , " Linga " and " Fat C " to come ut of " C ' burg " to face the cruel world, he had ill of the earmarks of being a real hoosier. Four ■ears of living in the world have brought many hanges in " G-Ball. " From the cancer room on he fourth stoop to the gymnasium on the first, there is found an entirely different person. He advanced from a 160-pound sixth team end naking D ' s in his courses to a 190-pound first earn guard making A ' s and B ' s in his academic work. Joe ' s gregarious nature has made him one of :he most popular figures in the ranks of military Endeavor. In a like manner, this same nature is responsible for a string of girls spread from Daytona Beach to Bangor, Maine. Joe ' s spon- taneous affability, as evidenced by his many friends, and his hard work, with a strong will to improve, as shown in his academic and athletic improvement, will put him through dentistry school and life in fine style. If we ever need any teeth pulled, we know who to come to. Frank Hamilton Sullivan " Sully " Norfolk, Virginia Chemistry; Armor; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Swimming 4; Intramural Football, Basketball. Softball, Volleyball, 4, 3, 2, 1, Swim- ming 3; ASC 4, 3, 2, 1; Catholic Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; President 1 ; Glee Club 3, 2, 1 ; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, 1, Director 1; Radio Club 3, 2, 1. It would be amazing to be able to witness the thoughts that run through a Rat ' s mind as he crosses the threshold of Jackson Arch and enters the real VMI for the first time. The thoughts that ran through Frank ' s mind are, unfortunately, unprintable here. From that time until now, life at VMI has never been easy, but Frank ' s persistent drive and con- stant hard work have assured him a place in any field that he may choose after leaving VMI. His independence and stubborn self-reliance made themselves manifest the very first day, and they angered many an upperclassman who expected a Rat to be cowed by the reception he had re- ceived. Frank will be a success because of his attributes, and because the education he has received cannot be found in a textbook, but grows out of a life of hard work. Frank, however, has a major personality problem . . . girls! He can ' t seem to get away from beautiful girls who are trying to get dates with him . . . others should have this problem! The only question which now comes to mind is what he is going to do with all of these girls while he is out running over ammunition bunkers in his tank!?! Marlin Lee Sweigart " Marlie " Stevens, Pennsylvania Civil Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Color Sergeant 1; Dis- tinguished Military Student 1; Honor Court 1; Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 2, 1; Intra- mural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Lutheran Club 4, 3, 2; The Noble Cult of the I ' s3, 2, 1. 13 September, 1961, was a memorable day in Marlie ' s life. On thatfateful day, heleftthe rolling hills of Pennsylvania and made a journey south. He was to make this journey many more times in the years to follow. Since that time, Marlie has achieved success in many fields. Academically, he is one of the top Civil Engineers. Athletically, he earned his monogram in baseball. Militarily, he was a member of the colors. Socially, his presence was often known at various and sundry parties and gatherings. That he had the admira- tion and respect of his classmates is evidenced by his election to the Honor Court. Never one to put all his eggs in one basket, Marlie has sampled a cross section of the female population from Bristol to Staunton, but we suspect that a certain Miss from the Quaker State has the situation well in hand. In the future we hope that Marlie will continue tobethesuccessthathewasatVMI. V At WAS THWi H1T-W8 d H y . tt ' Donald Harding Sylvester " Don, Sylvy, Syl " Buena Vista, Virginia Biology; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2; Picture and Layout Editor of the 1965 BOMB; Salute Battery 2; Virginia Academy of Science, 4, 3,2, 1 ; Fire Fighting 3; Rockbridge County Club 4, 3, 2, 1; RDC (Rat Daddy Com- mittee) 3, 2, 1. Hail the Flash from Buena Vista! Syl greets theVMI barracks with a grin and a secret knowl- edge. Having the unique privilege of being a " County Rat, " Syl knew the inside story. Feeling he had the straight poop on the system, he woke soon to the fact that things were not as uncompli- cated as they seem ed. But true to the spirit of the pledged privates, Don managed to remain calm and serene. Anxious to enter the realm of civilian life after ninemonthsasa Rat, he decided to take a ride in an open convertible without all the proper parts of his uniform. Entering VMI as a newly ordained third class- man, Don managed to become thoroughly ac- quainted with PT ' s and confinement as a result of his convertible travels. Deciding to follow in the footsteps of his dyke, he began immediately to take in all the Rats and became the biggest Rat Daddy in the Class. His second class year was filled by many joy- ous moments. Ring Figure was not the least of these. Perhaps someday Don will rememberthe party at the Pine Room. Until that day, he will always have his Radford lady to remind him. Floyd Thomas Taylor III " F. T. " Saint Simons Island, Georgia Chemistry; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Swimming Team 4; ACS 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science 1 ; Georgia Club 4. From the marshes of St. Simons Island came a considerable proportion of the island ' s popu- lation, a burly, slow-talking, and suntanned boy whom his closer acquaintances soon knew only as F. T. To say that F. T. enjoyed the rigors of the Rat Line would be an overstatement. This was com- pletely different from the romantic, fun-filled cadet life he had anticipated and many a yearning look was cast in the direction of the neighboring campus by him. This doesn ' t mean that his visits to Minkland were purely imaginary— at times F. T. could be found more often at frat parties than in barracks. His success with the gentler sex, excepting his trials and tribulations in Spartansburg, and his proverbial luck have made Floyd the object of envy. His warm sense of humor, and his partici- pation in such extracurricular activities as barber- ing have established his reputation within the walls of VMI. In spite of all unfavorable odds, he has managed to squeak by Colonel Ritchie ' s courses— better than any other cadet. His classmates wish him luck in his many new prospective adventures and look forward to seeing him at one of our future reunions. Philip Randolph Taylor " Pee " Richmond, Virginia History; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal S Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; BOMB 3, 2; Cade Staff 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Religious Council 2, President 1 Episcopal Chaplain ' s Committee 2, 1; Repre sentative to International Work Camp, Tarumi Japan 2; Regimental Band 4,3,2,1 ; Drum Majorl Assistant Director of Regimental Band 1; VM Commanders 4, 3, 2, 1, Business Manager o Commanders 1; Member of International Re- lations Club 1. In the fall of 1961, " Pee " came to VMI with high aspirations for continuing his education in military atmosphere. Leaving the John Marshall cadet corps in Richmond as drum major of th band, Phil set his eyes on that very same goal aa VMI. His goal was attained, accompanied witf the position of business manager in the cade dance orchestra. Although an active participan in both the regimental band and the dance band these activities are by no means the extent o Phil ' s extracurricular, or should we say primarj curricular activities at school. He has been e member of both the yearbook and the cade- newspaper staffs. Many contributions to reli- gious functions have been made throughout his cadetship. Such efforts resulted in his election to the presidency of the VMI Religious Counci 1 and member of the Episcopal Chaplain ' s Com- mittee. Can this be the limit to Phil ' s animation? Never! One cannot remember Phil without re- calling his political enthusiasm. A more accurate description of his vitality might be termed con- servative vindictiveness. THE FIRST CLASS Evert Spencer Thomas III " Speedo " Alexandria, Virginia History; Armor; Private 4, 1, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2; Intramural Soccer 1; Gymnastics Manager 2; SCCA 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Northern Virginia Club 2, 1; Kentucky-Tennessee Club 4, 3; Armed Forces Club 1; International Relations Club 1 ; Tanker Platoon 1 ; Summer School 4, 3, 2. A blur sped past, and, as it began to decel- erate, it careened toward Jackson Arch. It lurched to a halt. As the terror lifted from the bedazzled spectators, a lone figure emerged from the twisted and gasoline-soaked wreckage of what had once been a blazing white XK-SS. His only evident disarrangement was the singed corner of one of the many C notes stuffed into the side pocket of his Harris tweed sports coat. The Speed King had arrived! " Okay, entertain me, " he said as he disappeared into the arch to face the censure of the SCCA (no, not the Sports Car Club of America, but rather the Southern Conference Cadre Association). The year of the inquisition was borne with proper military stoicism and even the EE de- partment ' s rejection of the renowned " Thomas Theory " could not bend our Speeds. Speedo returned from the summer vacation with a bayonet between his teeth, a bottle of Jack Daniels Black Label, a bag of rat poison, and a new major. With the help of summer school, the heartless terror of the third stoop made it through his third class year. J « William Douglas Thomas " Doug " Roanoke, Virginia Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; Tennis 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Tennis 1 ; American Institute of Physics 4; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Cadet Staff 1 ; Roanoke Club 4, 3,2,1; Pioneer Invest- ment Club 1. Doug is, to say the very least, a " unique " personality as only those who have spent these past four years with him could fully appreciate. Since his arrival on that bright September day in 1961, Doug has continually been plagued by one question: " Why? " Not one to be the " blatant bucker, " he has nonetheless managed to avoid serious difficulty with his many hilarious " unintentionals. " Even though Doug has not found much in the military aspects of the Institute to interest him, there have been many occasions which shall always remain as pleasant memories: the many afternoons spent at the Central Lunch and the Saturday nights over at Southern Sem. Doug is one whom you just can ' t help but like. Always ready to lend a helping hand in any way he can, we shall remember him as a " Brother Rat " who lived up to the name. And one of us is indebted to him for a very " special " favor which shall never be forgotten. Thanks, Doug, and the best of luck to you throughout the years ahead. James Davis Thompson " Dave, " " Mole " Franklin, Virginia English; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Captain and F Company Com- mander 1; Intramural Volleyball 2, 1; Inter- national Relations Club 3, 2. Believing that ignorance is bliss, Dave, or " The Mole, " entered Jackson Arch on the 13th of September, 1961, unaware of what was about to befall him. With some fidelity he managed to adapt himself to the system so well that the academic department almost rolled his head on the chopping block. After a summer in summer school, he decided " never again. " By bits and pieces he managed to raise himself in the academic department and finally found a place for the military. Dave has only one goal at this time and that is marriage to his wonderful girl which will naturally bring him all the success in the world. Dave has come a long way in his life, and all has not been in vain. We, his Brother Rats, know that success shall always be his and we wish a true Brother Rat success in every field. VMI WAS THtRE 1 WA- mns y ' i 3» Willard Ray Thompson, Jr. " Tommy, " " Troll " Richmond, Virginia Biology; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Wrestling 4, 3; Track 1 ; Monogram C lub 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Foot- ball 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, Tennis 4, 3, 2, 1, Volleyball 4, 3, 2, 1, Intramural Team Captain of " C " Company 1 ; Fire Fighter 3. " Sir, could you tell me where room 431 is? " Slowly, the corporal ' s dark piercing eyes moved in search of the voice. He looked to his left and then to his right and then over his shoulder. Finally, his gaze returned to the front and shifted lower and lower and lower— the troll had come to VMI. Even though the diminutive rebel from Rich- mond has taken up a nominal amount of space these last four years, his presence among the Corps has always been felt. His penetrating Ranger yells, his fatherly affection for the " rodent " and his seasonal fishing trips to the shores of the Maury have all gone towards establishing the " walking hat ' s " own personal tradition at VMI. While those who have become intimately acquainted with " Tom " can never express their true gratitude for the many pleasurable moments spent together with him, his Brother Rats of 1965 can surely be thankful for the big surprises that so often come in small packages. Richard Franklin Timmons " Rich " McLean, Virginia History; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Captain (Regimental Commander) 1 ; Distinguished Military Student; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; International Relations Club 3, 2, 1 ; Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1 ; Rangers 3; Northern Virginia Club 3, 2. The taxi screeched to a halt in front of Jackson Arch, and out climbed a bright-eyed youngster, not yet a captive of the charms of rank, VMI, and Margo. Four years later, a character of towering strength emerged, master of all he surveyed and conquerer of the VMI system. Richard passed through the Rat Line in a typical VMI manner— he managed to visit the Fifth Stoop often, breached Rat restrictions regularly, and did other mischief. Realizing that mathematics did not provide him with the intel- lectual stimulus he yearned for, he joined the ranks of Fuller ' s Rangers and commenced to study history. Then he began eyeing a rank, and a certain young female. " Rankwise " he managed to rise to Lance Corporal and First Sergeant of his FTX company. After a brief, unprejudiced spin as a private in his third class year, he ad- vanced to high ranking corporalcy, and the bitter end came when the " powers that be " elevated our hero to the coveted position of Regimental Commander. Although Richard holds the nastiest position in the Corps, he has only seldom succumbed to bad disposition. His Brother Rats wish him and Margo luck and happiness. Peter Layton Trible " Tribs " Richmond, Virginia History; Armor; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Football 4, 3; Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Track 4, 2, 1 ; Cadet Staff 4, 3; Political Science Society 3, 2, 1 ; International Relations Club 2,1; Armed Forces Club 1. It is truly remarkable how, in the last four years, so many people have been pulled from the pits of depression by a booming " Hiya, Podner " and the sight of that jolly giant, Pete Trible, standing in the doorway. Tribs has that great ability to direct his energy towards helping other people, even at his own expense. Certainly one of the most well-known men in barracks, he gives as much as he receives in the practical joke department and is always ready with a good joke or story. There is, of course, another side of Peter Trible as anyone who has engaged him in serious con- versation can testify. With a wide range of inter- ests, he can talk authoritatively on a number of weighty subjects. When Pete first came to VMI from Richmond, he brought his football fever with him. He made his mark during his Rat year, but a persistent back ailment caused him to limit himself to wrestling and track during his last three years as a " Veemie. " Pete is not all wit and wrestling, though. There is a rather debonair, cosmopolitan air about Pete that comes out when there is an abundance of wine, women, and good musical noises. THE FIRST CLASS Victor Lee Tucker, Jr. " Vic " Lynchburg, Virginia listory; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3 , ' rivate 2, First Sergeant 1; Rifle Team 4 iwimming Team 3; Fencing 2, 1 ; Diving Team 3 ntramural Football; Scuba Diving Club 2, ice President 1 ; Rangers 3; Fencing Club. Wait, do I detect an airplane coming this i ay? No, it ' s only Vic coming in from FIP. Actually, our pilot is dedicated. Dedicated first o flying, second to girls and third to ah, ah, . . . ichoolwork. From the first day Vic entered, le was special. A " Navy " brat who had seen the vorld by the time he was sixteen, he is destined o become one of the greatest pilots that ever entered the Institute. This is providing that le isn ' t detained by too many stewardesses on :he way. On the serious side, Vic is probably one of the greatest happy-go-lucky guys any- oody would be fortunate to meet. His personality and confidence hold the key to his success, and :he drive he maintains in his special endeavors will enable him to meet any sit uation that should come his way, be it work or play. Doctor, lawyer, Indian chief, these aren ' t for Vic. His goal is [he limits of the horizon . . . and he ' s sure to attain this, providing he isn ' t brought back to earth by some lucky female. To Vic, a Lauderdale man, may success be his! r - James Eldridge Turner " Jim " Richmond, Virginia Biology; Infantry; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Cadet Captain (Second Battalion Commander) 1; Distinguished Military Student; Reserve Officers Association Medal; Danforth Fellow- ship Nominee; Virginia Academy of Science 3,2,1; Circulation Staff of Cadet 4, 3; Floor Com- mittee 3; Hop Committee 2, 1; International Relations Club 1 ; Fire Fighting 3, 2; Medic FTX. Upon seeing Jim in the Rat Line and in ranks during his first few months at VMI, one could not help receiving the impression that here was a determined, industrious, and ambitious young man. This is exhibited by the fact that Jim has constantly ranked among the top in the Biology curriculum and has maintained this same lofty position within the Corps of Cadets. Jim ' s dedication to duty paid off during his first class year when he was made Second Battalion Com- mander and was given the opportunity to win the prestige connected with the Danforth Fellow- ship. Jim has not found success in all of his pur- suits, however. Women have presented him with a very formidable challenge, but, true to form, he has pursued the solution with vigor. The selection of that special someone will be put off until Jim ' s completion of graduate school, unless she should somehow arrive ahead of his carefully planned schedule. As the Brother Rats who really know Jim will attest, he is continually demonstrating the humorous side of his personality. When Jim takes the big step into the outside world, this true friend will be accompanied by the best wishes of his Brother Rats. TT S ■ Larry Slemp Umberger " Larry " Wytheville, Virginia Civil Engineer; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corpo- ral 3, Private 2, Guide Sergeant 1; Wrestling 4; ASCE4, 3, 2, 1. Although Larry chose to pursue one of the hardest curricula at VMI, he has nevertheless maintained an outstanding academic record during his stay at the Big House. Coming from seventieth in the class at the end of his Rat year to sixth and fourth in his curriculum at the end of his third and second class years, respectively, he has acguired a vast knowledge of all the Civil Engineering subjects from Trail Blazing 112 to Sandbox 421 and made Dean ' s List three times while in the process. Dynamics, Concrete, and Structural Design, Thermodynamics, etc., all require a great deal of study even for the most gifted intelligence, and Larry used every free minute of his time in pursuit of the high standards which he set for himself. With all of his hard work and his busy schedule, he was never too busy to help some- one else with their problems, either academic or personal. Life was all work and no play till Opening ' s Dances on October 11 , 1963 when he meta certain young lady from right here in Lexington. Since then they have become pinned and there seems to be a good possibility that this relationship will develop into something more permanent. Larry ' s fine personality is a rare combination of industry, sincerity and friendliness and all of us who have had the pleasure and good fortune to be associated with him wish both him and Fi every possible happiness. Vf V VSc THERF V leS — ? ( Frederick Orwan Viele II " Fred, " " Mr. Aberdeen " Aberdeen, Maryland English; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Supply Sergeant 1, Distinguished Military Student 1; Varsity Tennis 3, 2, 1; Rat Tennis 4; English Society 2, 1; The VMI Cadet 2, 1; The BOMB 3, 2; Glee Club 4, 3; Inter- national Relations Club 2, 1 ; Investment Club 1 ; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1. It only took Fred an initial trip to Bermuda to create the female insuring come-on, " Would you like to enter the Miss New Market Contest? " Such renowned adventures have become classic among the Corps. Photos and letters are still being received. " Mister Aberdeen " has directed his studies toward following his father in the business world. A diligent student always has time to seek refuge on the doorstep of Hollins, and Fred was a fine example of this classic ritual. Irritate Fred and he will put you through an exhausting workout on the tennis court, as he is especially adept at this sport. Fred exercised his ability as an English major by contributing to both the yearbook and the newspaper as a mem- ber of the editorial staff of both. His interest in the military phase of VMI was prominent throughout his cadetship, but his commission will be deferred for graduate school in business. Byron William Walker Jarry, " " Smiley " Norfolk, Virginia English; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Cadet Captain (Alpha Company Commander) 1; Rat Football 4; Indoor-Outdoor Track 4, 3,2,1; Monogram Club 2, 1 ; Intramural Football, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Baptist Student Union; Tidewater Club. Barry came to VMI with the goal of excelling in his military endeavors. He achieved this goal during his First Class year by becoming " A " Company Commander. Barry did this, however, in a different way than most who acquire this position. He was able to do it by utilizing his outstanding personality and honest effort. It is generally known around these hallowed grounds that there are few members of the Corps who keep themselves in the high physical condition which Barry does. When track season arrives, you ' ll see him down in the fieldhouse working to keep VMI ahead in the race. Barry ' s father graduated from VMI and his mother graduated from Southern Seminary, and soon Barry himself may parallel this fact, for he is now pinned to a girl who has graduated from the school on that famous Hill. Whatever " Smiley " decides to do when he completes his four years here, we are sure that he will con- tinue to excel. Memphis, Tennessee History; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3 Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distinguished Aca demic Student 4; Distinguished Military Stu dent 1; Who ' s Who in American Colleges anc Universities 1; Intramural Wrestling 4; VM Cadet, News Staff 3, 4, News Editor 2, Editor-in- Chief 1 ; Publications Board 1 ; Editor-in-Chief ol 1965 Ring Figure Magazine; International Re- ' lations Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Political Science Society ' , " 2; 1964 Congressional Internship. It is difficult to describe Bobby in any wayj other than superior. This one word not only!: best describes his achievements in academics, but in every activity which has drawn his in-: terest during the past four years at VMI. While maintaining an exceptional scholastic record,: he has managed to involve himself in such a di- versity of extracurricular activities, that it often seems amazing how he finds time for it all. On the military front, " Howdy " has been able to achieve the maximum, with a minimum a- mount of effort. And few First Classmen will not readily admit that, because of his effec- tive editorship, we have seen the best issues of The Cadet in four years. Bob has never been one to let high achieve- ment go to his head, and is always more than willing to enjoy a good time. Being a true South- ern boy from " Memfis, " and possessing an unparalled gift for gab, he may be found wil- ling to discuss any subject you bring up, for there is very little with which Bob isn ' t ac- quainted. THE FIRST CLASS n v Nathaniel Plummer Ward IV " Nat, " Cloud " Hampton, Virginia English; Armor; Lance Corporal 3, Private 4, 2, 1 ; Distinguished Military Student; Cross Country ■4, 3, 2, 1 ; Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Outdoor Track 1,3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; English Society; Cadet 4, 3, 2, 1 ; BOMB 2, 1; International Re- lations Club 3, 2, 1 ; Flight Instruction Program; ' English Fine Arts Lab Assistant 2; English Library Assistant 1. I To be a professional soldier, and to write a novel— these are the aspirations which Nat hopes to realize; therefore, his attending VMI as an English major is justifiable. Well traveled as the product of an Army family, Nat was ex- posed early to the world, and this background would explain his restlessness and personal interest in the Far East. Affectionately known as " Cloud, " Nat devoted many tiring hours to ' developing himself into a crack half-miler and long-distance runner, the success of which earned him State and Conference recognition. Pounding the cinders detracted from Cloud ' s academic pursuits, but he still managed to stand near the top of his curriculum and be selected as one of the candidates for the English Honors program. If Nat were not silently rebelling or teasing himself with themes for short stories, one would find him eagerly creating missives of de- votion and adoration. In one instance, though, passion overpowered prudence— Peachey. After graduate school in English, Nat hopes that his RA Commission will take him back to Vietnam, as an Army Flyer. Richard Edgar Waters " Dick " Cincinnati, Ohio History; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, Sergeant 1; Fencing 4; Football 3; International Relations Club 3, 2, 1 ; Skin Diving Club 4,3,2, 1 ; Pioneer Investment Club 1 ; Armed Forces Club 3, 2. From the Yankee city of Cincinnati came the kid, Richard Edgar Waters, to make his fortune at VMI. Little did he know that the Rat Line would be an eight-month affair, not a week, but " Dick " still finished his first year with flying colors, and he came back for the next three years as a hard working History major. Three weeks of leisure, and one week of work seemed to suit Dick just fine, because then he had time to start trouble. Yes, whenever there was a playful fight in his room, little 155-pound Dick had instigated it, and then he grabbed the running shoes and crawled under the table while his roommates (over 200), carried on the wrestling match. Although mischievous, Dick was well-liked by all his Brother Rats and underclassmates, and he regarded them as friends. Being a History major, Dick has decided to go Regular Army and to try for a career in the U. S. Marine Corps. Every Brother Rat wishes Dick a world of success and knows that he will obtain it even if he does finally decide to go civilian and or some sweet girl manages to catch him. Robert Edgar Whaley " Robert " Fairfax, Virginia Civil Engineering; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distin- guished Military Student 1 ; ASCE 3, 2, 1 ; Wesley Foundation 4, 3; Virginia Academy of Science 3; Permanent Fixture Southern Seminary 2, 1; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; G. W. Summer School Club 4; U.Va. Summer School Club 3; VMI Summer School Club 2; Scouting Service Club 2. " You can ' t do that here, this is a respectable hotel! " What a change took place in Rat Whaley since he first came to VMI with football, basket- ball and tennis racket in hand— still wondering how he was accepted. At the end of the first semester, he made a histor ic phone call— to his mother— informing her of the fact that if he didn ' t pass his next exam, he would be home the follow- ing evening. But, three summer schools later, he ' s still here. At the end of our Rat year, he found a new diversion— rank. However, this new facet of his life soon became an accepted fact and he had to look for a new interest. He consented to go visit Southern Sem " just once. " The rest is all history. A certain blonde quickly grabbed him and has yet to release him from her imposed " Rat Line. " Sherry must have reasons for holding on to him, despite the fact he has now found a new diversion— laying on hotel lobby floors. Oh, well— past is past— the future lies before us, and Bob is certain to make a success of it— for he has " motivating powers " unknown t o many! v ni was there ISbl - S 5 . " a Robert Gary Whirl " Bob " Glassport, Pennsylvania History; Infantry; Private 4, 3, 2, Lieutenant 1; Track 4; Judo 3; Virginia Academy of Science 1 ; Armed Forces Club. Out of the wilds of the " Keystone State " comes a first classman who has left his mark at the Institute as a man dedicated to the military. Bob is a history major, and he takes an ardent interest in the subject. He can sometimes be found engrossed in a friendly argument with his liberal artist rival, the English Major. It is rela- tively safe to say that Bob ' s favorite subject is military history. We know that Bob has gained valuable experi- ence at the Instit ute which will greatly supple- ment him in his later life. After he has received his regular army commission at graduation, he will begin a military career which we have no doubt will prove highly successful. Curtis Wilson White " Little Moon Puss " Kingsport, Tennessee Biology; Artillery; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Monogram Club, Swimming 4, 3; Rifle Team 4; Intramural Swimming 4; J. M. Haller; Virginia Academy of Science— Treasurer 3, Secretary 2, President 1. Curtis arrived at the Institute in complete disorganization, and, if it had not been for his roommates, he would never have made it through his Rat year. By following their good advice, he finally caught on, and became noted as the " Shiny Rat. " This led him to his first leadership position— a neat Lancer. By the way, the good general awarded him four months study time for being such a neat guy. This didn ' t bother him too much, as he spent his time " ready going " with Super Fish, and somehow won a fourth and fifth place in the Southern Conference swim meet. His teammates also got him a letter. His Second Class year was not that reward- ing except that he met " her " that year. Her is right! The snow has been deep ever since, no thanks to Tommy Cupid. This was also the year forthe big push in rank. The result was executive officer for B company. This was a good job as it gave him more time to study. Finally his grades started coming up. " Doc " had almost given up on Little Moon Puss. He made a lot of friends here and we wish him luck. He says he ' ll need it, but I don ' t think so. I ' m sure he ' ll make the best of whatever he does. So, in conclusion, we say goodby to the second generation of Moon Puss, in hopes that there will be a third generation someday Donald Thomas White " Donny " Hampton, Virginia Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 3, 2 1- Distinguished Military Student 1; Who ' s Who ' : Among Students in American Colleges and 1 Universities 1; Football 4, 3, 2, Co-Captain ll Basketball 4; Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Indoor Track 2- Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural Basketball 3, 2, 1; ASCE3, 2, 1. After attending Randolph-Macon Academy, Donny came to VMI a well prepared military main ready to realize his life-long ambition of be-jj] coming Regimental Commander at the " West Point of the South. " It took only three minutes i for " Whitey " to change his mind, and he decided i to devote his entire cadetship to becoming ai first class private. In sports, Donny refused to take the back seat to anyone. He weighed 200 pounds, and he : never ceased to amaze coaches and players alike in his ability to catch any ball which was thrown near him. Because of this ability and his other gridiron skills, he will definitely be a good candidate for all S.C. In baseball, where his ambition lies in the future, he was all S.C. for ' two years. He will probably make it three! He had many weaknesses in the female world, but his downfall came during the summer of ' 63 when he was snatched from the bachelor world and thrown to the briarpatch. (One might form an analogy with Whitey and Brer Rabbit in this case.) Donny is truly a remarkable young man. This can be verified by anyone who knows him. THE FIRST CLASS u o Alden Wilcher Whitmore, Jr. " Aldie " Lexington, Virginia Civil Engineering; Artillery; Private 4, 2, Lance Corporal 3, Sergeant 1 ; Baseball 4, 3, 2; Intra- mural Volleyball 2, 1 , Football 1 , Softball 1 ; ASCE 3; Area Manager for BOMB 3; Rockbridge County Club 4,3, 2, 1, Aldie, the redheaded " Scarlet Hurricane " from Lexington High School, made the short journey to the Institute little realizing what was in store for him. He was easily the most mild- mannered of our Brother Rats upon matriculation and the past four years have not changed his admirable character. His great success on the Rat baseball team earned him the role of starting- batting-practice pitcher for the " HI-FI " nine. Familiar words echoing across the diamond to his ears were " Be my man to close the trunk. " This year Aldie has saved his " flame-throwing " arm forthe Bravo Co. Softball team. Aldie was an ideal Brother Rat in many ways. His roommates spent many enjoyable afternoons at his home in Lexington being treated to his mother ' s fine cooking. After four years as a CE, because he liked to play with slide rules, his Brother Rats are sure this " lady killer " will be a success in anything he undertakes. This is one " towny " who will certainly make good. Good luck, Aldie! Ervin Bishop Whitt, Jr. " Butch " Radford, Virginia Physics; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Football 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 2, 1 ; Track 4, 3; Intra- mural Basketball 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, Volley- ball 4, 3, 2; AIP 4,3, 2, 1 ; Brookside 2. When the name " Butch " comes up around VMI, the thought which immediately occurs is that of the stocky " Flash Back " from Radford, Virginia. To those who know Butch well, and that ' s just about everyone, his ability on the grid- iron is only one of his many outstanding char- acteristics. With his easy-going manner blended wit However, being the plugger he is, Butch won in the race with his " VMI growing pains, " and began building his academic foundations as well as helping others to build theirs. Upon graduation, Butch plans to enter another " Rat Line, " this time becoming a matriculate of the institute of marriage. To Butch and Jackie- many happy returns of the day! William Joseph Wilburn III " Willie- Richmond, Virginia English; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, Private 1 ; Cross Country 4; Baseball 4; Varsity Baseball 3; Indoor Track 2; Intramural Football 3, 2, Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 2, 1; Society of Christian Athletes3; Treasurer, White Front Bakery 2; Political Science Society 2; Representative for Alvin-Dennis2, 1. Dusk approaches; a small fellow carrying a worn blanket is seen slipping out of the arch. Amid cries of " Billy, " Willie, " and " Little Fellow " a smile breaks across a deceptively innocent face and a hand is raised in the traditional Churchill " V ' for victory. This is a brief description of Bill Wilburn, a young man who has learned to enjoy himself at the Institute where good times are few and far between. Bill also has a serious side which is evidenced by good grades and a Wednesday and Saturday job in a local clothing store. Drawing an analogy from the Bible, the " little fellow " feels that he is just about through with his four years of famine, and he expects to gain a lifetime of plenty through conscientious work. Plenty of what, his roommates and friends are not certain, but we do know that whatever it may be, Billy will take his share. Billy has always been a friend to his Brother Rats and we all wish him the best that life has to offer. VMI WAS THtR,E i m-w8 fc Hpr ■ ■ John Robert Wilkerson " Diamond Jack " Fincastle, Virginia Electrical Engineering; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Captain 1 ; Distinguished Military Student; Intramural Football 2, Basket- ball 2, 1, Softball 2, 1, Handball 1; IEEE 2 1- Baptist Student Union 2,1. In September of 1961, Roanoke decided to send one of its gifted sons to the Institute. He came with more than enough paraphernalia, including an H. B. from Sem. He passed through the year in the accepted Rat fashion; always in trouble losing his girl, and having his posterior raised to a rosy glow on " Bloody Sunday. " He bucked continually for three years, and, because of this his " Brother Rats " saw fit to make use of various ' devices to slow him down. Being the dauntless son that he was, it made him more determined to " get ahead. " Finally, he is in that position, and many harassers tread with a light foot. There ' s no doubt that he will succeed at wires and cir- cuits, with voltage flowing throughout his life All his Brother Rats wish him and Brenda success and happiness. Jeffrey Alexander Wilkins " Jeff, " " Wilk " Richmond, Virginia Electrical Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, Sergeant 1; Intra- mural Sports, Football 3, 2, Basketball 4, 3 2 Softball 3, 2, Volleyball 3, Handball 2, 1 ; IEEE 2, 1 ■ ' Cadet Staff 3; Baptist Student Union 2; Soc ' iai Chairman 1 ; Glee Club 4; Barracks Electrician 1 ; That fateful day of September 13, 1961, marked the end and the beginning for Wilk. Itwastheend of 18 years of play, and the beginning of four years of hard work, hard study and pure .... Like most Rats, Jeff had delusions of gran- deur—sabres and stripes, but soon academics took precedence and remained his main goal. One unfortunate incident during his Rat year dubbed Jeff with a nickname that really stuck. In fact, most of his Brother Rats seemed to prefer this certain name by the frequency and vigor with which they used it. Wilk holds one modern VMI record. He was the only Keydet in recent history to be shot down by nine different girls during his cadetship. You mightconcludethat he had his problems. The future holds a Regular Air Force commis- sion and fighter pilot training for Jeff. Now he has other delusions of grandeur— black Cadillacs and stars. Graduation marks another end and another beginning. From his Brother Rats, qood luck in the future, Wilk. Robert Andrew Wilkinson, Jr. " Bob " Arrington, Virginia Electrical Engineering; Artillery; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Distinguished Mili- tary Student 1; Rat Football Manager 4- Intra- mural Football 2; IEEE 2, 1; Regimental Band nJtaifb i r on c J ounty Club 4 ' 3 ' 1; Salute Detail 2, 1, Commander 1 Robert Andrew Wilkinson (just plain Bob to VlSfh !f ? kneW him) iS a product n ° only of VM| but of a county in Virginia known as Nelson No one can ever talk about Bob or to Bob with- out hearing about Nelson County, Virginia Bob played football in high school, but 120 lbs is even a little too light for VMI so he had to settle for manager. Manage he did for one year. " S 1 e fe ' ? ' onging to lead in the Regi- merrtal Band which was stronger than the urging of fellow manager and Nelson County boy George Delk to stay with the team. Lead he did " and it earned him three stripes his first class Electrical Engineering isn ' t the easiest thing a cade t canundertake t0 learn ' and tha t probably why Bob has chosen to be an EE. Bob needs to be challenged; he thrives on problems The more pressure that builds up, the better he will perform. This has been an asset to him at VMI ?, P n t ' :V e ? inly be an asset t0 him in the United States Army. We all see Bob as a career airborne, ranger, recon, special forces, regular n»pKu n I,a rJ Z5 b s5l3 et,: rn;LT kMarkC,arkbe,orehis ' THE FIRST CLASS Douglas Halsey Williams " Biddy " Falls Church, Virginia nqlish; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Intramural ootball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Softball 2, 1 ; Ring Figure Mag- •zine; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club; lighlanders. Doug came to VMI on that fateful day in leptember of 1961 bringing with him a cons- ent if not cocky, attitude, a girl, and a guitar, le did not keep his cockiness very long; Charlie Irown saw to this by requiring him to do some 20 push-ups (this shoud be a record) during the ourse of one Cadre instruction period. Doug ,nd Charlie always were good buddies! And ■ie did not keep his girl much longer; but, then, ihis is a VMI tradition. He still has his guitar ind may have started a new tradition himself y investing his talents in the Highlanders, Mi ' s version of the Kingston Trio plus two. Doug ' s " Rat " year was pretty rough; thi s was evidenced by his showing as far as grades were Concerned. But his grades have risen steadily since then, and he now stands well in his cur- iculum. (Oh. that all of us could say the same.) ( s far as girls are concerned, Doug, indeed, necame a winner. How many of us have a gir as considerate as Annie? She ' s quite a girl and she has a mighty fine man. Good luck to you in the future, " Brother Rat. " -n " . ■ ' «. Michael Anderson Williams " Andy " Roanoke, Virginia English; Air Force; Lance Corporal 3, Private 4, 2, 1; Rat Baseball 4; Intramural Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 2, 1, Football 3; Fellowship of Christian Athletes 2; Cheerleader 2, 1; FIP 1; Vice Commandants Award-Summer Camp Air Force; Roanoke Club 4, 3, 2 (Vice President) 1. Michael A. kept with family tradition when he tiptoed through t he arch that lazy September afternoon. After a quick military initiation, Andy soon established a path to the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house. The third class year saw Andy and Ray bneaci successfully performing a re-enactment of the " Great Escape. " Totten ' s farm substituted remarkably well for a German concentration camp, and " Big Dan " supplied the co-ordinating transportation that sped the escapers past the roadblocks, and on to Baldwin. The trip was completed five times thatweek.erasinga previous " mink " record. But the Baldwin flame was extinguished by a " cool brook " that ran from Buena Vista to Lex- ington, and which left Andy " just as a pal knee-deep in a pleasant stream. After enduring three years of military science, Andy saw the light and transferred to the Air Force team. Summer camp found him first in his flight, but still with a clean sleeve on the hill. With the goal of " jet jockey " in his sights, he and the other FIP boys prepared themselves for the air lanes during the fall of their senior ye The future should fine Andy wearing the Air Force blue and participating in all activities at the Officers ' Club. Forrest Etling Wiseman " Oofar " Staunton, Virginia Civil Engineering; Armor; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Sergeant 1; Rat Dis- ciplinary Committee 1; Football 4, 3; Intramural basketball 4, 3, Football 2; ASCE 3,2,1; Brook- side Club 2. Oofar entered the Institute in the fall of 1961 with the three hundred plus high schoolers. Having spent a post-graduate year at Augusta Military Academy, he adjusted somewhat more readily to the system than did many of his co- matriculates. During our third class year, Oofar decided to give up rank and varsity athletics to dedicate himself to his studies. In spite of his strict study habits, he was always one of the gang, ready to listen to problems and come to the rescue if the need arose. It goes without saying that he also found time to entertain the fairer sex of Virginia ' s schools. Many a young lady is still waiting for that promised letter that never quite made it. When Oofar leaves VMI, he will leave quite a pair of shoes to be filled, and this dependable, ambitous young man is going to go a long way. The Brother Rats of 1965 will lose a good friend when he passes Limits Gates for that last time. We wish the best of everything to an outstanding individual with a tremendous personality and a great deal of pride and deter- mination. VMI vJAS -THtRE Frederick Henry Wittel, Jr. " Hank " , " Tiger " Atlanta, Georgia History; Platoon Leaders Class; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, First Sergeant 1, Cadet Captain 1; Football 4; Cadet Editorial Staff 2, Contributing Editor 1; Lutheran Club 2, 1; Rangers 3; Glee Club 4; Political Science Society 2, Vice President 1 ; International Relations Club 2, 1 ; College Bowl Team 1 ; Peace Corps Liaison 2, 1. As the last note of Taps softly pierces the still quiet evening, signifying that all good men are in their racks where they should be, a loud " hu-ahh " arises suddenly from one of the dark corners of our fair domain. The " Tiger " is on the prowl! Whether it be for the purpose of late study or to call that chick about the coming weekend, our boy is at it again. His nocturnal activity our Rat year was con- fined chiefly to student government meetings, that is, GC, EC, and RDC, but typical of Hank ' s firm convictions, this only led to a belief in a strong class system. With enthusiasm he ventured forth his third class year, but was soon thwarted by medical problems. But the thorn in the side of a tiger does not dull his appetite, and this was the case with our tiger as he continued his conquests from the bed where he lay. One of the " Old Stud ' s " chief assets is his ability to put things in the proper proportion, and this he has done in compiling an outstanding academic record, as well as extracurricular achievements. The high point in this cadet ' s myriad under- takings must be his adventures in Bermuda where the whole island knew of our boy ' s pres- ence. James Ronald Workman " Diamond Jim " Newport News, Virginia History; Infantry; Private 4, Lance Corporal 3, Private 2, 1 ; Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Football 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1 ; Tidewater Club. Jim may not be the most military man that came through VMI, but he tried. As Lance Corporal his Third Class year he was great— the Rats just loved him. Instead of concentrating on the mili- tary, Jim excelled in academics and sports. In football, he was a standout his Senior year. Baseball was a different story. Each year the large first baseman was a starter. He is a good candidate for All Southern Conference his final season. Of course sports are not everything. Along with the VMI life go studies. Here again Jim found excitement trying to get ready for the next day ' s test. Everything proved under control when he ended up with a better than average grade. Although VMI was Jim ' s ultimate dream, he was forced to graduate after four eventful and fun-filled years. We had to tear the rifle from his hands and the shako from his head. All was not wine and roses though. Ring Figure was not all to him that he had expected, and he was forced to retrieve his Miniature, but everything worked out well for Jim in the end. John Gilmore Yager " Yages " Memphis, Tennessee Physics; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1 Judo 4; Intramural Football 1; AIP 4, 3, 2, 1.1 Political Science Society 3, 2, 1. It seemed impossible, if not highly unlikely that one Rat from Memphis would make it. Yet here he is in all his smiling glory, defying the gods and the physics department so that he could get that coveted parchment in his hand.: " T-Bird " has been a permanent fixture in " F ' Company ever since his arrival on that fateful day: in September many, many moons ago. Although he never was an outstanding suc cess in the military aspect, " F " Company followed his every move as Guidon. During Bloody Sunday, " Foxie " could be found impersonating a member of the guard while getting his Bro ' Rats out of trouble with coat- hanger-bearing upperclassmen. Now all he has to do is dodge one determined girl for a few more years so that he can make enough money to support them both in style. Style seems to be " Yages " ' middle name, for he sets his own trends in dress, walk and haircuts. He even has his own way of dodging the Tac staff. John is sure to be a success as he worked on a government re- search grant his second class summer, and he was offered a full scholarship in Neurophysiol- ogy. A true Brother Rat, we will miss him after graduation, and so will the Central Lunch. THE FIRST CLASS Lonnie Vincent Yanda " Butch " Pekin, Illinois Mathematics B.S.; Platoon Leaders Class; Lance Corporal 3, Corporal 2, Lieutenant 1; Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Virginia Academy of Science 2; New- man Club 4, 3, 2,1; Math Club 2,1. Four years ago, a hairy body, slightly resem- bling a teddy bear, emerged from the hills of Tennessee to embark on the second phase of his military education. With his intelligence and military bearing, this hairy young body quickly fell into line with cadet life, and by his proficiency in Rat drilling, he demonstrated that his previous four years had been well spent. Lonnie is one of the few persons who have maintained their convictions in order to graduate with a degree in mathematics. Following graduation, Lonnie will begin his military career by attending Marine Basic School at Quantico, Virginia. The members of the class of ' 65 will always remember Lonnie and they wish him all the success in the world. i§» ' Xi Michael Kenneth Yenchochic " Yens " Mingo Junction, Ohio Electrical Engineering; Infantry 3, 2, Air Force 4, 1; Private 4, 3, 2, 1; IEEE 2, 1; Pioneer In- vestment Club 1; Fire Fighting 3; Cadet Waiter 2, 1; Checkers 4, 3, 2, 1. Straight from the modern metropolis of Mingo Junction, Ohio, came this serious- minded young man eager to make his way in the world of Electrical Engineers. He will leave in June, still eager to make his way with his fellow EE ' s but he is not quite as serious-minded. Several factors caused him to lose some of his seriousness. His roommates gave him a good bit of ribbing about his name, and, with the roommates he had, he couldn ' t help coming out of his shell. This change from introvert to extrovert was first noticed during the third class Corps trip to Richmond. Feeling no pain, Yens boldly climbed onto the roof of the John Marshall Hotel, clad in his stylish drawers, in search of the Tobacco Festival Queens. Other adventures in Richmond have proven highly interesting, but unmentionable. The summer after his Rat year, The Chief joined the ranks of the elite group, the Summer School Gang. After two more summers at the College Center of the South, he was given his honorary membership. So, with memories and memberships, an Air Force commission, and a degree, Ole Yens will follow his fellow EE ' s on the trail to better light bulbs— and success. Karl Frederick Zeller " Karl " Milford, New Jersey Civil Engineering; Air Force; Private 4, 3, 2, Sergeant 1; Football 3; Intramural Football 2, Softball 3, 2, Wrestling 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Skin Diving 4; Gymnastic Club 3, 2; Rangers 2. " The Hustler, " as this fine young man is known, can make the most of any situation— that is to say, the most money! This devoted plebeian never gave anything or anybody a chance. Long to be remembered as one who really got the most for doing less, Karl pulled good grades. An arduous worker between R.Q. and taps— he really knew how to make the most of fifteen minutes. In spite of the wild confusion around cave 105, Karl was always calm; ever oblivious to the " blue grass " and bedlam. Returning soon to his New Jersey farmland, this man will not likely forget the big-city life in Lexington. He never developed much love for the Southland; in fact, he found VMI " South- ern Hospitality " down right awful. Karl returns with one lasting impression of his Sojourn South— " Those damn Rebels are all alike! " In parting we wish the best (no need to worry here) for Karl— the Phillip Nolan of VMI. wi vr «e THERE HkS — p The 1965 Class Emblen 1965 CLASS ADVISOR Major Joseph E. Martin is known by members of receiving gui dance for the advancement of a worth- the Corps as an excellen coach. To us, the members t math teacher and a fine track while goal. Admittedly our view s have been filled with of the Class of 1965, he will be remembered not only as the class advisor, but also cons as a man w and energy, bias, but Major Martin has always taken them into deration before giving his side which necessarily d to be tinted with the rules of the Institute, and his ha ho unselfishly gave of himself, of his time to guide our class in the right direction. WO rds have proven that they were best for the cadet, As track coach he has helped to lead the team to gjven tne ru | es f tne school. championship after championship; we feel that he has done the same for our class. He has been more than willing to advise any cadet who needed help solving any problem. Mo to him in his moment of indecisio We the Class of 1965, extend our deepest thanks and appreciation to a man w ho has aided us in our re specifically, the class president could go problems both large and small, and has shown his n and be assured of cor plete devotion to both the Class and the Institute. FOUR YEARS Carr Hyatt and Jack McEwan make a solemn entrance into the Virginia Military Institute Mac Hammond tries to make the myth of the " Old Corps " becorm a reality Donnie White tries to tell the folks back home all about VMI Jerry Borries discovers the wonderful world of the slide rule Paul Crawford, Rick Johnson, Jim Maurer, and Easley Moore shove Jim Porterfield into a trash can to break the monotony and Jim ' s back Russ Proctor in a rare pose L 1 3 1 ■1 ? i 1 m I thought I could make a lot of money with this, Doc. I ' i charging twenty-five cents a peek! Butch and Bodie nl A dozen red roses for every Ring Figure date College life is really great! Where else could a man enjoy mountain dew in his silk smoking jacket? Rusty and Rusty enjoy some of Pennsylvania ' s cool refreshing liquid neating system is on the blink, Tom builds his own fire The Class of ' 65 presents its ring " The Little Brown Jug " was one of the most popular songs for our four years The first Brother Rat of ' 65 goes on guard This is dedicated to all YANKEES who came to the sunny (?) SOUTH Bob looks a little pooped-this must have been taken after an FTX or after a Hop Weekend m V " r» r ' ? r ' • » I We see his ring around her neck, but where is he? Someday I ' d like to take a long trip across the United States Where in the world are my candles? S 3 ' I I V f«- Some guys You mean to tell me that all these woods belong to VMI cadets?! Who said that FTX was all work and no play? ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS V 1 S Wilmore S. Scott, Jr Mills G. Jones Donald R. Jebo Norman D. Radford, Jr. J. Herbert Mayton, Jr. Edward H. Engle, Jr John G. Yager John R. Walker Ralph B. Robertson Warren P. Self James E. Turner j onn R . Pr05ser Clyde W. Bragg, Jr. Mark W. Freeburn John W. Ayres II mmmawmmmKmnmm WHO ' S WHO The publication of the first Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities more than twenty-five years ago established a national basis of recognition for college students. Today colleges and universities continue to endorse the venture; 1965 will make the 31st annual publication of the directory of distinguished students. A faculty-staff selection committee determined the Institute ' s 1965 representatives to " Who ' s Who " , all of whom have displayed all-round excellence in many phases of V Ml life. The V Ml contingent is large enough to provide a complimentary representation of the Corps, yet small enough to confine nominations to exceptional members of the Corps. Selections were made on the basis of each cadet ' s academic record, his contribution to extracurricular activities, and his military record as a member of the Corps of Cadets. R. W. Urmston, Historian; M. C. Taylor, President; L. C. Reifsnider, Vice-President HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1966 When the new cadet matriculates at VMI, he in- fallibly invisions the day that his class will become the leader of the Corps. For the members of the Class of 1966, this dream has become a reality. The Second Class year has been one of preparation for this leadership. Some returned from summer va- cation early for football, others for cadre, but most of us just returned. The first football game ended our first week of school, and any qualms we had of being back were quickly caught up in the whirlwind of studies and pep rallies. Shortly, however, life settled into its old, dull routine; a routine that was broken only by an occasional furlough or a long-awaited hop weekend. With the arrival of the Corps trip, many of our Brother Rats participated in the activities of the Tobacco Bowl Festival as escorts to the tobacco princesses, while others celebrated in a myriad number of ways. As an addition to the Fall excitement, our class swelled with pride as VMI celebrated its one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary. Other than graduation, Ring Figure is considered the most important event that the VMI man goes through during his cadetship. At Ring Figure we received our Class Rings: a ring that expresses the individuality of each successive class which passes through the Insti- tute. Ours was no exception in thinking that its ring was the best possible, and each member will wear it with pride for the rest of his life. Ring Figure is more than just receiving a ring; it is one of the true " party weekends " at VMI. As we look back on this weekend, we can justifiably feel proud that our class saw more members pass through the Figure than any previous class, and that we set a precedent in the use of a large scale model of our ring. The fun began in Roanoke after the Tech game when a reception was held for all members of our class and their dates. On Friday night, following the Ring Figure Ceremony in Cocke Hall, where we received our rings, formality was abandoned, and we attended our first Pine Room party. Saturday turned out to be a day of recuperation, and on Sunday we not only said good-bye to our dates, but also to an event that will only be paralleled by Finals ' 66. Christmas vacation came and was over all too fast. We returned to late lights, No-Doz, and the inevitable cramming for exams. Following semester " break, " the doldrums of February and March were broken by Mid- Winters and finally Spring Vacation when our Brother Rats left for places from Selma to Nassau. The following two months found us making final preparations for the position of leadership that we are to assume in September. Next year let us strive to use our abilities, individually and as a united class, to make our final year the best we have known at VMI. The Ring Figure Committee of the Class of 1966 Richard York Atlee Lynchburg, Virginia Donald Ray Barrett Roanoke, Virginia Donald Dwain Ayres Portsmouth, Virginia George Lloyd Barton, IV Woodberry Forest, Virginic Lawrence Edward Boese Nashville, Tennessee Michael Jorden Bache Richmond, Virginia Edward Lawrence Belle Harbor, Ne John Stephen Bolger Roanoke, Virginic Joseph Conrad Bala Manassas, Virgil John Leslie Beck Bridgeville, Pennsylva John Lillard Bradley, III Abingdon, Virginia Victor Gerard Barnes Water Mill, L. I., N. Y. Keph Ray Birindelli, Jr Richmond, Virginia James Ernest Bromar Conway, Pennsylvanic THE SECOND ? CLASS Robert Kent Broo Washington, D. C Albert Vandeventer Cc Waterford, Virgin Michael Lockhart Clark Virginia Beach, Virginia Dliver David Creekmc Portsmouth, Virginic Visarn Chanaratna Washington, D. C. James Stewart Clarke, III Columbia, South Carolina Clifford Andrew Crittsinge Buffalo, New York Patrick Leopold C. Chang-Lo Warren William Channel San Francisco, California Chesapeake, Virginia Ronald roung Clough Albert Zabel Conner Jr Newport News Virgin.a Ph.ladelphia, Pennsylvania Peter Randolph Carringto Wynnewood, Pennsylvania Charl Ro Chali Craig Douglas Caldwell Fort Worth, Texas Herbert Basil Chittum, Jr Lexington, Virginia 3ckie Macon Cooper Bassett, Virginia THE 1965 BOMB Darrell Sounders Daniels Richard David Daughenty II Norfolk, Virginia Highland Park, Illinois Graham Edward Dean Martin Donohue Delaney III Roanoke Rapids, N. C. Alexandria Virainia ' Arlington, Virginia THE SECOND CLASS ill 0 g . THE 1965 BOMB Daniel Thomas King North Babylon, L. I., N. Y. Lloyd Lorenzo Leech, III Thomas Franklin Lemons, J New York, New York Roanoke, Virginia Frank Garrett Louthan, III Peter Lawrence MacM,|lan £$™£° °% a Richmond, Virginia Annville, Pennsylvania rinsuu.y ., William Granville McClur. Richmond, Virginia Clifford Horner Martin, III Richmond, Virginia Donald James Mattaro, Jr Langley Park, Maryland Paul Burton Maini Kingston, Massachusetts John Knox McEwen Matoaca, Virginia William Tim Manahan Blue Ridge Summit, Penn William Philip Lonergan Alexandria, Virginia m Averett Marshal] Lynchburg, Virginia nk Robert McKain, Jr. ginia Beach, Virginia THE 1965 BOMB %Jr Pittsburgh, Penn THE SECOND CLASS " HI • v rm r ° wT ' h P Vi nia William X. Parsons Wytheville, Virginia Francis Joseph Paul Bethel Park, Pennsylvania Lynchburg, Virginia Narrows, Virginia David Ralph Pinkus Dallas, Texas Robert Comyn Poland Falls Church, Virginia a- arles Leonard Ramsburg Berryville, Virginia Steven Henry Reams Richmond, Virginia Donald Bruce Reed Georgetown, Massachusetts Lawrence Clark Reifsnider Westminster, Maryland Carl Edward Rhodes, J Portsmouth, Virginia Philip Douqlas Richard Chesapeake, Virginia Robin Polk Ritchie Houston, Texas Paul Ashworth Robblee, Jr. Falls Church, Virginia David Michael Roberts Richmond, Virginia John St. Clair Robertson, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Edward Dunston Romn Norfolk, Virginia Charles John Rothwell Andover, Maryland John Louis Rowe, Jr Portsmouth, Virginia Leslie Marable Rutledge, Jr Newport News, Virginia Woodson A. Sadler, Jr. Colonial Heights, Virginia Robert Lyon Sammet Ashland, Kentucky Ernest Edward Saunders, Hopewell, Virginia THE 1965 BOMB Dwight Sloan Sessoms Shenandoah, Virginia Robert Mack Sleeker John Joseph Sharkey, III Emmanuel Michael Shedlock Gilbert Stephen Siegel Dubois, Pennsylvania Connellsville, Pennsylvania New Hyde Park, L, I., N. Y. Kenneth Wayne Spit2 Oceana, Virginia ncent Calvin Scott, Jr. Percy Adkins Sensabaugh, Jr Richmond, Virginia Lexington, Virginia Ross Hobson Simpson Thomas Glascock Slater, Jr Houston, Texas Upperville, Virginia THE SECOND CLASS Y : William Edward Stuckmeyer Springfield, Virginia Kennett 5q., Pennsylvania Lynchburg, Virginia Bon Air, Virginia t icksville, Long Island, N. Y. Rockville, Maryland William Temple Talman, Jr Richmond, Virginia Richard Parrish Tarrall Virginia Beach, Virginia Thomas Francis Tauskey Monsey, New York Marshall Carney Taylor Virginia Beach, Virginia Robert Stanley Thomas Fredericksburg, Virginia Thomas William Tolb Arlington, Virginia John McLeod Turner Virginia Beach, Virginia Vernon Powell Turner Atlanta, Georgia Randolph Williams Urmston Wilmington, Delaware Philip Anthony Volenti Brooklyn, New York Peteris Vanags Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Leon Cox Vannais Leonia, New Jersey Robert H. W. Veller, II Winchester, Virginia Robert Joseph Vogler Morrisville, Pennsylvania Julius Volgyi, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Paul Allyn Wagner Mangla Jhelum, W. Pakistan Walter Rudolph Walsh, Jr. Arlington, Virginia John Arthur Walter Washington, D. C. THE 1965 BOMB f _— « ••u THE SECOND CLASS W J jhfc. Samuel Heltzel, Historian; Robert Randolph, President; Richard Irby, Vice-President HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1967 Our summer passed all too quickly as the unwished for day came. The Class of ' 67 was back for another nine months of riotous living, not as Rats, but a step higher and a stoop lower as third classmen. This year has proved a welcome change in contrast with straining, no radios, and restrictions that we had last year. When we returned to barracks on 16 Septem- ber, we found we were moving down a stoop. This was the first good change, for now we could leave that extra flight of steps to the Rats. Many of us probably couldn ' t make it up now anyway. We received a few privileges, but somehow the gray walls stayed gray, no matter how much we tried to better the situation. VMI and this would not change. As soon as the academic year started, we found our own class functioning as a unit. The class emblem design was the first thing on the agenda. After con- templation and decision, three were made up; all were rejected by the class. After a new design was sub- mitted, the choice was made. Many were dubious, but after the emblem arrived, the " 67 " emblem proved itself by its acceptance. With this, we were on our way to becoming a class to remember. We now participated fully in the extracurricular life on the hill. Members of our class were active in all facets of intramural sports and contributed to every varsity team from golf to football. Our class president, along with participating in football, was selected to be a member of the College Bowl team. Christmas finally came— a welcome change! Ahead lay exams which none of us hoped would come, but since we could do nothing about them, we tried to forget in our own way over the blissful two weeks. The New Year brought with it the thought of our Ring Figure, and the Ring Committee began to work on what we felt was to become the best Class Ring ever. Many long hours were spent working on the ring, re- sulting in the ring which the class of " 67 " will wear with pride. As we evaluate the year we have just spent, we find we have changed. VMI has played a part in this change and whether or not we use it to the best advantage is up to us. The class of " 67 " is growing up in a changing world. Whether this change will be an improvement or not will depend on our leadership, for we must unite and form a class— a real class. Ours must be one that can work as a unit. The next two years are our most im- portant; if we want to advance and surpass other class- es, we must strengthen this bond of unity and surge forward, making a name for the class which will be heard from today, tomorrow, and the years to come. The Third Class Enforces the " Rat Line " Alfred Sevol Aldrich, Jr. Bruce Bailey Amlicke Chappaqua, New York Basking Ridge, New Jerse Jerrrey Whitehead Aston Robert Louis Ayers Michael Aldo Bagnulo William James Baker Saint Petersburg, Florida Wheeling, West Virginia Satellite Beach, Florida Arnp ' or, OnraTio, Canad, liam Fitzgerald Brand, III James Robert Breckinridge Patton Harrison Breland Jr Alexandria, Virginia Fincastle, Virginia Houston, Texas ' THE THIRD CLASS v, tta " " - w° - i e — " Charles Vaughon Brooke George Mercer Brooke, III Richard Norris Brooke, Jr Warrenton, Virginia Lexington, Virginia Front Royal, Virginia Kenneth Nung Fo Chun Ja Philip Charles Cosby Thomas Robbins Coughenour Wil Falls Church, Virginia Connellsville. Pennsylvar THE 1965 BOMB Richard Maupin Dixon Harley Wentworth Dua Danville, Virgin Richmond, Virginia II Henry Watkey Easterly, III Richmond, Virginia George Theodore Elmore Richmond, Virginia ' Douglas Lee Fisher, Jr. Winchester, Virginia Marshall Fleshood Robert Joseph Flynn Jr Vienna, Virginia ' Colonial Heights, V John Bert Foret, Jr. Takoma Park, Maryland John Franklin Forsyth, IV Staunton, Virginia Q M THE THIRD CLASS Norfolk, Virginia Robert Goodwin Gile Roanoke, Virginia as Gillette, III , Virginia William Raymond Gosney, Jr. Charles Barrett Graham Alexandria, Virginia Chapel Hill, North Carolina Wheaton, Maryland Philip Joseph Gioia lew Windsor, New York Skidmore Neale Garrett, Jr Cumberland, Virginia John Louis Crump Goode Hamburg, New York Robert Leonard Green Portsmouth, Virginia nomas A. Gritzmache Atlanta, Georgia Barry Lee Green risburg, Pennsylvania Andrew Gustafs oanoke, Virginia Robert Culliton Gn THE 1965 ■ -J BOMB If— h William David Gwaltney Fredericksburg, Virginia Clifford Hamilton Hagy, Jr Big Stone Gap, Virginia San Francisco, California Michael Edward Hall Corona, California Thomas Francis Hancock, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Jameson Titus Hannah East Sandwich, Mass. Lorry Hale Hardy Danville, Virginia Charles J. Harkrader, III Bristol, Tennessee William Eugene Harmon, Jr. Portsmouth, Virginia William Wayne Harris Norfolk, Virginia Sylvester Erwin Hathaway, III Portsmouth, Virg inia James Ernest Hayes, Jr. Memphis, Tennessee Barry Edward Hedquist Holden, Massachusetts Samuel Bowen Heltzel Winchester, Virginia Randolph Grymes Heneberger Harrisonburg, Virginia Robert Warren Hess Springfield, Virginia Dennis Keith Hill Lexington, Virginia John Richard Hilsabeck Santa Ana, California Robert Earl Hinkel Plainfield, New Jersey Charles David Hobgood Blackstone, Virginia Bryan William Holloman, III Richmond. Virginia John Howard Holt Hampton, Virginia William Harlae Hoofnagle, III Richmond, Virginia John Scott Horner Richmond, Virginia THE THIRD CLASS Lloyd Lee Howard, Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia Gerald Allen Hovt Culpeper, Virginia VVatkms Preston Hubbard, Jr. Crewe, Virginia William Vincent Hughes, Jr Virginia Beach, Virginia Michael Joseph Ingelido, II Colorado Springs, Colorado Richard Munroe Irby, III Richmond, Virginia George Norcross Irvine, III San Angelo, Texas Ray Emitt Irvine Augusta, Michigan Thomas Edgar Jenks, III Fredericksburg, Virginia David Ray Johnson Hampton, Virginia Arlington, Virginia Donald Richard Jones, Jr. New York, New York Edgar Rowlings Jones Franklin, Virginia John Kipling Jones Richmond, Virginia Dan Lightfoot Jordan Columbus AFB, Mississippi James Nurney Joyner, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Karl Arthur Kanitz Richmond, Virginia Charles Winfield Keblusek McLean, Virginia William Lane Kelly, IV Hampton, Virginia Robert Mollis Kerr Barnngton, Illinois William James Kiniry Richmond, Virginia Ernest Patrick Kish Falls Church, Virginia Robert Winfield Klink Vinton, Virginia Falls Church, Virginia A THE 1965 BOMB L ' ' : THE THIRD CLASS m m titrn z ■H Berryville, Virginic Oakton, Virginia Roanoke, Virginic Edwin Hunter Mori -:, - R hm n ■•:;:;,■; Jack R Broaddc s Mundy, J Virginia Pat Pete rick Der sburg B nis O ' Brien ach. Florid ' .. Myron w York, Pawliw New York THE 1965 BOMB m m Lewis Franklin Payne, Jr. Amherst, Virginia John Henry Jones Pearce Miami Beach, Florida James St, Clair Phlegar, Jr Roanoke, Virginia Ronald Steven Pickens Norfolk, Virginia Willord Gathings Plentl, Jr. Highland Springs, Virginia Elias Dodson Poe, III Eaton, Ohio Robin Daryl Porter Midlothian, Virginia Eugene Kneeland Potter, Jr Richmond, Virginia Vance Daly Powell, Jr. Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. John Frank Prince Miamisburg, Ohio Charles Austin Pritchard, Jr. Richmond, Virginia W Hard Howard Pugh, III Richmond, Virginia Kermit E. Quick, Jr. Williamsburg, Virginia Robert Carter Randolph Portsmouth, Virginia Harry Ratrie, III Towson, Maryland Richard Bruce Reid Roanoke, Virginia Thomas Burton Rhodes, Jr. Dallas, Texas Ge urge Thomas Richardso Salem, Virginia Perry Nicholas Ritenour Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Scott Don Roberts Stamford, Connecticut Taylor Savage Roberts Roanoke, Virginia James Arthur Robertson Salem, Virginia George Rodak, Jr. Weirton, West Virginia ames Edward Rogers Richmond, Virginia THE THIRD CLASS m m -T ' " .is KT, -v r-?W Craig Scott Romame, Jr. Chester, Virginia Charles H. Romanowski, Jr Manchester, Connecticut James Warren Rountree, Jr Suffolk, Virginia Ja No S rfo?k ' V v?rg!nfa ' ° rd George Edward Sanborn Charlottesville, Virginia Michael Larry Sanford New York City, New York Stephen Charles Sboray, III Vinton, Virginia Lawrence Walker Scanlan Kansas City, Missouri Michael Andrew Schlosser Greensboro, North Carolina Neil Schlussel Portsmouth, Virginia John Henry Schultheis Alexandria, Virginia Alex D. Shackleford, II andria, Virginia John Adams Shaw, Jr Virginia Beach, Virginia John Stephen Shea, Jr. Brooklyn, New York John Joseph Sheeran Katonah, New York Francis Joseph Sheme Madisonville, Kentucky Charles Abram Shepherd, Charlottesville, Virginia r Charl Cr s Edward Shorter ewe, Virginia Lewis Roller Shotten Suffolk, Virginia Charles Frederick Smith Richmond, Virginia Joseph Paul Stafford New Castle, Delaware Richard Earl Stanard Arlington, Virginia Herbert Stanley Steelman, Richmond, Virginia III James Re.d Sterrett Belle Meade. New Jersey if 1 THE 1965 BOMB Victor Joseph Tambone Cherry Hill, New Jersey Robert Louis Tannen Arlington, Virginia James Pronk Tate, III Arlington, Virginia Douglass Anthony Taylor Pleasantville, New Jersey John Howard Taylor Hampton, Virginia Dennis Lee Telzrow New York City, New York William Ruben Terry Roanoke, Virginia Sidney Arlington Thomas Spnngwood, Virginia Jack Lee Thompson Lynchburg, Virginia Thomas Larry Thompson Natural Bridge, Virginia Philip Thomas Thurmond, Jr Lynchburg, Virginia Maximilian Toch Flushing, New York Meredith T, Tomlinson, Jr. Falls Church, Virginia Eugene Newton Touchstone Danville, Virginia Heber Venable Traywick, J Lynchburg, Virginia Peter Frederick VanNote North Palm Beach, Florida John Watt Vaughan Richmond, Virginia Richard Haskins Vaughan Richmond, Virginia David Julian Veazey, Jr. Alexandria, Virginia John Edlow Vest, III Radford, Virginia Gary Scott Vogel Alexandria, Virginia Ronald Allan Vogel Alexandria, Virginia Hans Fredrik Wachtmeister Warrenton, Virginia Robert Francis Wade Holyoke, Massachusetts THE THIRD CLASS ; . 1 James Francis Waehler William Dani. Westfield, New Jersey Wheeling, We Larry Wayne Wertz James Gleason Wilsor Adelphi, Maryland Erie, Pennsylv Venice, Cc Robert Grov ird, Jr. Stanley Paul Waskiewic; Utica, New York News, Virginia Portsn THE 1965 BOMB iJ.Mfv i New cadets with their parents prepare to enter Cocke Hall to register at the Virginia Military Institute HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1968 Dear Uncle Billy, When I saw the Virginia Military Institute for the first time, I was very impressed. People (whom I later discovered were actually cadets) went out of their way to be nice to me and my parents. There was even a schedule of guided tours available for the purpose of showing my parents the school to which they had delivered me. Everything was just too good to be true- but I soon discovered the violence that lurked beneath the peaceful front. For awhile, I thought that I had entered the wrong door or signed the wrong form. When I left home that morning, I was filled with visions of a college life, but that did not last long. Instead of helping and being kind to me, they were all shouting as if I were a criminal. But things were moving too fast to do anything about my situation and before I knew it, I was wearing a hot grey shirt, grey pants that didn ' t fit and a pair of boots that everyone said needed to be shined. That night they told me that I was a disgrace to VMI and they would be sure I received individual attention until I " shaped up. " It didn ' t take me long to discover that to be a promise rather than a threat. I received individual attention for seven months! It ' s hard to remember everything that happened during the year, but I do remember my first lesson in the method of saluting. When my instructor asked if anyone knew how to salute properly, I raised my hand and said, " Yeah, I do. " That cost me ten push-ups. When I was ■■ ■ HB H H HM finally allowed to show my ability, I gave the best salute I ' d ever given. My instructor groaned miserably and gave me ten more push-ups. " But sir, that ' s how we did it in the scouts. " He almost cried. When the Old Corps returned, we started classes. I was never so glad to see teachers and books. After the upperclassmen grew tired of continually harassing me and my " Brother Rats, " a daily routine developed. To prevent this routine ' s becoming monotonous, a " Rat Mixer " was held. Seeing all those girls made me realize that there was still another world out there somewhere. But the routine continued and was only briefly disturbed by such things as the Corps Trip, a few " formal " dances, a too short Christmas vacation, exams, a few more dances and those too frequent trips to the fifth stoop. I had spent almost seven months at id I was beginning to wonder if I would always be a Rat. And then one morning I discovered that I was the object of an over-abundance of that personal attention factor. Everybody was running around shouting resur- rection and I was just running and running and running ad infinitum. But " Good Friday " finally arrived and as soon as I reached the fourth stoop, ' rny days in the Rat Line were over. The rest of the year passed in relative peace with the exception of Spring Hike on which I was mortally wounded a few times. But June thirteenth gave me enough inspiration to know that I would return next year as a third classman. Your nephew, Buzz ' 68 The first taste of the VMI rat line is bitter to these " once-upon-a-time civilians Howard Gilbert Anders, Jr, Monongahela, Pennsylvanii Donald Frasier Biggs Rapid City, South Dakota Charles Nicholas Bishop, Jr Staunton, Virginia Crispin Pond Blanchette Jessup, Maryland Cecil Nel on Bla ikenship Saler n, Virg ma William Henry I-: u :k Middleburg, Ne w Y )rk Terry Lee Bo wers Clearbr ook, V gin a Thomas Marshall Boyd Gloucester, Virginia William Preston Boyer, Jr Richmond, Virginia Andrew Frederick Bradley Williamsburg, Virginia William Melvin Bragg Wyckoff, New Jersey William Mordicai Branch, I Franklin, Virginia ' | Thompson Osa Coryel Herndon, Virginia 3 .C J f k t- 3 »- ' " S«»p. r T • i IV Arnold Wright Ellis, III Richmond, Virginia Terence Ralph Emerson Alexandria, Virginia Walter Scott Evans, Jr. Massies Mill, Virginia William McClellan Fallin Heathsville, Virginia John Joseph Falzone Garwood, New Jersey Robert Alan Farrenkopt Spring Valley, New York John Thomas Fergusor Richmond, Virgink Los Angeles, Calitornia James Robert Fleming Cochituate, Massachusetts Robert Perkins Fletcher, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Harvey Chalmers Flinn, Jr. Alberta, Virginia Wayne James Fowler Bellmore, New York John George Frank New York City, New York Kenneth Michael Frick Ford City, Pennsylvania Ronald Everette Gallagher Sandston, Virginia Barry James Gardner Ashland, Virginia Richard Lee Garner, Jr. Harrisonburg, Virginia David Rhine Gehr Springwater, New York Myles David Gibbons Stamford, Connecticut Peter Richard Goldman Maurice Mero Gompf Chesapeake, Virginia John David Griffin, III Richmond, Virginia Paul Bruce Grigg w Cumberland, Pennsylva Irvin Grodsky Mobile, Alaba Herbert Mark Groth Arlington, Virginia Benjamin Harley Gi Charles City, Virginia Joseph Addison Hagan, III Norfolk, Virginia James Howard Haney Falls Church, Virginia Alan Gibbs Harding Arlington, Virginia Donald Ryan Harris, III Costa Mesa, California Edward Moseley Harris, J Andover, Massachusetts Shellie Charles Ha Portsmouth, Vi John Lawrence Hart, J Roanoke, Virginia Thomas Michael Ha ' San Francisco, Californ Paul Vinson Heb- Richmond, Virginia Ben Harris Hedrick Lovettsville, Virginia Daniel Henon Philadelphia, Pennsy les Everette Henry, J Franklin, Virginia Kevin John Henry Arlington, Virginia Richard Joseph Herbste Chester, Pennsyyania Thomas James Hickey, J Arlington, Virginia Beniamin Harold Hicks Petersburg, Virginia Bernard Richard Hill Portsmouth, Virginia John Carl H Springdale, Pennsylvania THE 1965 BOMB y v r John Cregan Howland McLean, Virginia Victor Kuo Liang Huang Singapore, Malaysia Stephen Michael Hubbard AltaVista, Virginia Kim Douglas Hunsaker Arlington, Virginia Robert Grant Hyatt Kingsport, Tennessee Albert Maifield Jackson Waverly, Virginia Walton Mason Jeffress, Jr Culpeper, Virginia Thomas Stanley Jeffrey, III Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio Dion Wendell Johnson Woodbury, New Jersey Henry Branch Johnson, III Rockville, Maryland Douglas Lee Jones Front Royal, Virginic Gainer Brown Jor Houston, Tex Reverdy Hamlin Jones, III Wynnewood, Pennsylvania Stanton Fitzgerald Jone? Chatham, New Jersey Richard Francis Keck Corning, New York Creigh Johnson Kelley Westport, Connecticut John Edward Kemper Alexandria, Virginia William Conrad Kerber, I Virginia Beach, Virginia Dean Arthur Kershaw Wenonah, New Jersey Frederick Hulon King Arlington, Virginia Gary Harper Klemas Roanoke, Virginia Richard George Knox Towson, Maryland THE £ FOURTH CLASS Dennis Jon Kopecko Richmond, Virginia Cenneth Walter Kowalsl Bethpage, New York Krita Kr.takara Alexandria, Virginia Cyrus Kerr Kump Elkins, West Virginia Thomas George Loboda Garden City, New York Herbert Watkins Lame Windsor, Virginia James Howard Lambert Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvan John Cooper Lane Ridgewood, New Jersey Phillip Lee Lame David Holbrook Law Fairfax, Virginia Theodore Edmund Leduc Hampden-Sydney, Virginia Gregory Charles Lee John Garland Lester Midlothian, Virginia Joseph Walter LeVine Alexandria, Virginia Dennis Henry Long York, Pennsylvania Augusta, Georgia Stephen Hawkins Love Sacramento, California Donald Francis Lynch, Jr. MacD.II AFB, Tampa, Florida Donald Alexander MacCuish Gloucester, Massachusetts Charles Elkins Maddox, Jr. Hampton, Virginia Michael Timothy Mahoney Orchard Park, New York Michael Robert Malone Fort Belvoir, Virginia Lester Colter Martin Annandale, Virginia William Pope Martin Hampton, Virginia THE 1965 BOMB ) A. Jeffrey Peter O ' Connell Lancaster, Pennsylvania David George O ' Connor Hopewell, Virginia John Freeman Orton John L. Pabst, III Hampton, Virginia Garland West Padgett, Jr Langley AFB, Virginia Dale Corwin Pancake, Jr. Bossier City, Louisiana Jack McPherson Parrish Richmond, Virginia John Richard Patterson, I Lynchburg, Virginia Philip Gregory Pauls Falls Church, Virginic Philip Michael Paz Ambridge, Pennsylv Kenneth Wade Pennington Fairfax, Virginia Kenneth James Perkins North Bergen, New Jerse Joseph Paul Petit John Michael Philipps Lima, Ohio Christopher Keith Phillips Newport News, Virginia John Robert Philpott, Jr Lexington, North Carolm Gilbert William Piddington, Jr Blackwood, New Jersey Frank Joseph Pinizzotto Glassboro, New Jersey John Tilden Plummer Richmond, Virginia James Dickson Polley, IV Springfield, Virginia Robert Franc Newport Ne Stephen Joseph Pov McMurray, Pennsylv James David Prinz Newport News, Virginic John Thomas Provinc Falls Church, Virginii THE 1965 BOMB N 1 X I ,« w " 3 n2TS t . | Paul Douglas Quille Miami, Florida John Joseph Ramsburg Berryville, Virginia Richard Kenneth Rankii Greenbelf, Virginia James Clifford Reeves, III Pine Bluff, Arkansas Charles Frederic William Rencs Hampton, Virginia Archer Lee Richardson, III Richmond, Virginia Leslie Poe Ridout, Jr. Petersburg, Virginia George Hubert Roberts, Jr. Petersburg, Virginia Michael Donald Robertson Largo, Florida William David Robertson Norfolk, Virginia John Douglas Royster Lynchburg, Virginia Lawrence Mitchell Ryan White Plains, New York irvey Seymour Sadow, Jr Scarsdale, New York Robert Warren Sagnette, Jr Richmond, Virginia Thomas Milton Salisbury Arlington, Virginia jthaniel Hathaway Sander Chesapeake, Virginia Charles Shepherd Saphos New York City, New York Michael Charles Sartori Aurora, Colorado Paul Alan Scheftel Fort Lee, Virginia Robert Emil Schmalznedt Cedar Grove, New Jersey Douglas Paul Schnabel Bethel Park, Pennsylvania David Alan Schneider Richmond, Virginia Jared Naphtali Schwartz Youngstown, Ohio THE FOURTH CLASS Billy Michael Seargeant Petersburg, Virginia George Hall Sebren Norfolk, Virginia Bliss Kennison Shafer, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Michael Gregory Shepard Norfolk, Virginia LeRoy Eugene Shoemaker San Francisco, California George Booker Shorter Centreville, Virginia Thomas Ammen Showalter Radford, Virginia John Richard Siegel White Stone, Virginia Paul Wiseman Simmons Sebrell, Virginia Jay Bruce Slaughter Glen Head, New York Alvin Duval Sledd, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Alfred Littlefield Smith, Jr Richmond, Virginia Craig William Smith Annandale, Virginia Joe Oliver Smith Guntersville, Alabama McLean Smith, Jr Arlington, Virginia Carroll Eugene Spencer Tampa, Florida Garland Pershing Sprinkle, Jr Buchanan, Virginia George Warner Squire Richmond, Virginia Robert Saunders Steele Chester, Virginia rence Jago Stetson, Jr Suffolk, Virginia Petersburg, Virginia Stephen Armstrong Strickler Virginia Beach, Virginia John Chalmers Sutton, III Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania THE 1965 BOMB f «l Gordon Charles Sweeney Falls Church, Virginia Charles Edward Swink, Jr. Lexington, Virginia Harold William Switzer Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico Joseph Collins Talbott Fort Meade, Maryland Charles Marshall Taylo Richmond, Virginia Donald Ralph Taylor Roanoke, Virginia Ronald Lee Taylo Monroe, Louisiam Charles Michael Thacker Roanoke, Virginia Marvin Emory Thews, Jr Clarksville, Virginia James Clay Thompson Salisbury, Maryland Robert Younger Thompson Petersburg, Virginia John Payne Thrift, Jr Waynesboro, Virginia John Barrett Timmons Baltimore, Maryland William Bracken Todd F. E, Warren AFB, Wyoming Robert Parker Trenck Port Chester, New York Cathn Emmett Tyler, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Joseph Kent Underwood Roanoke, Virginia Timothy Eugene Underwood Chicago Heights, Illinois Gordon White VanHoose, III Belcher, Louisiana Stephen James Vaughan Richmond, Virginia William Porter Vaughan, Jr Falls Church, Virginia David James Wagner Garfield Heights, Ohio William Joseph Waldo, Jr. Chesapeake, Virginia THE FOURTH CLASS Wilson Robert Waldron Vinton, Virginia John Gregory Wall Charlottesville, Virginia Richard Simms Wallach Howard AFB, Canal Zone George Richard Walton Salem, Virginia John Dutton Warburton Charlottesville, Virginia Arthur Pierce Ward, III Williamsburg, Virginia William Dean Warren Laurel Bay, South Carol in Thomas Calhoun Warriner Cocoa Beach, Florida John Webster Warwick Virginia Beach, Virginia Tucker Carrington Watkins South Boston, Virginia William Robert Welsh Purcellville, Virginia Harvey Robert Wendorf, Jr. Fairfax, Virginia Francis Thornton West, Jr. Martinsville, Virginia Robert Stephen Westbrook Chester, Virginia Frank Charles Whitaker, Jr. Petersburg, Virginia Lewis Richard White Suffolk, Virginia Stanley Hilbert Wilkerson, Jr Alexandria, Virginia Richard Franklin Wilkinson, Jr Yokohama, Japan Sheldon A, William; McLean, Virgin ia THE 1965 BOMB V - " " " V - Richard Sergeant Wise Watertown, New York Meredith Corlew Wood Salem, Virginia Richard Henry Wood Richmond, Virginia George Adams Woodbury Arlington, Virginia Berry Franklin Wright, Jr. Ashland, Virginia Jack Dunn Wycoff Abingdon, Virginia Robert Francis Yurachek Richmond, Virginia Robert Allan Zachman Petersburg, Virginia TIHS f-%.1, . • RICHARD FRANKLIN TIMMONS REGIMENTAL COMMANDER W. F. Ryan Captain, S-3 J. R. Wilkerson Captain, S-4 REGIMENTAL STAFF O. S. Chambers Regimental Sergeant Major W. J. Donsbach Regimental Supply Sergeant W. S. Doane Color Sergeant R. L. McMahon Color Sergeant M. L. Sweigart Color Sergeant BAND Left to Right: Sergeant James Hall, First Sergeant Peter Evans, Captain David Frantz, Executive Officer Robert Palmer, Supply Sergeant Donald Cummings Through constant practice and excellent leadership, the Regimental Band has become an award winning unit and a real credit to the Institute. The Band must be proficient in rifle manual as well as in handling their instruments. It also takes part in intramural athletics and other company competition. Besides furnishing music for parades and cere- monies, the Band has a drum and bugle section which marches the Corps down to lunch. It has made a re- cording and traveled to Richmond and Washington to give concerts. The Band plays for formal guard mounts and during SMI occasionally, and participates in the Cherry Blossom Festival in which it has won many trophies. ' " ■ I MEN ;iTIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED -TO -THEIR- NATIVE F HER FAME AND READY IN. EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST rj ICATJL.HER - HONOR OR DEFEND HER RIGHTS SPECIMENS OF-CIT1ZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR S i OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEE NOv-OILI END HlT RIO •?-TO ' SDicA HER -K ft First Platoon C. R. Hylton, Lieutenant Second Platoon R. A. Wilkinson, Lieutenant COMPANY FIRST CLASS PRIVATES Left to Right: Dave Kovach, Danny Price, Johnny Marshall Last year the Band received a new director who, as is customary, also directs the Glee Club. Captain Richard Huffman is a concert cellist who has played with the National Symphony and has much experience with bands and choral groups in the past. He has brought many innovations with him such as the drum and bugle unit, a brass choir, many new marches, a mace and sash for the drum major, and he has marched with the Band during parades, directing the National Anthem. Despite the fact that Band Company is the object of much derision from the Corps, the " Tweets " (dubbed so without malice) are to nevertheless be commended for their often unappreciated contributions. iTATE .z.: -: .;. ??,.; ; .--:-.•..- ' : - ' •. faif SPECIMENS OF-CITIZEN iC ' Z.l-., ATTACHED C Tl IR NATIVE STATE PR.OVD OF HER FAMEAND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO .-rINDiCA E ' HER«ONOR O DEFENCTHER RIGHTS- c Third Platoon H. L. Dent, Lieutenant Captain R. G. Huffman Band Director William G. Robertson Captain, First Battalion Commander R. D. Petitte Sergeant Major FIRST BATTALION STAFF T. J. Lennon Lieutenant, S-1 R. M. Law Lieutenant. S-3 C. M. Hall Lieutenant, S-4 ALPHA Left to Riqht: Sergeant Henry H. Brant, First Ser- geant Frederick Viele, Captain F. Henry Wittel, Executive Officer Robert Whirl. Supply Sergeant Beverly Read Alpha Company, since its inception, has had a long line of distinguished graduates. General George Catlett Marshall began his cadetship in Alpha Company, later becoming First Captain. General George R. E. Shell served as its Executive Officer when he was a cadet. More recently, the company had the singular honor of being inspected by President Lyndon Baines John- son at the dedication of the Marshall Research Library. During the past year the company experienced three separate leadership turnovers, but nonetheless, the men in the ranks patiently endured the confusion and are to be commended for their consistent per- formance. The company was commanded at various times by Cadets Barry Walker, Hank Wittel and finally by Cadet Robert Whirl of Glassport, Pennsylvania. The CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR. ' NATIVE STATE I FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST- PERIL IDIOWT HLR HONOR OR DEl£fcJDH«.- RIGHTS RECIMENS Of CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THE ROVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME ■ OF First Platoon R. E. Whaley, Lieutenant Second Platoon K. A. Stewart, Lieutenant COMPANY FIRST CLASS PRIVATES Left to Right: Carr Hyatt, B ' ly Reed. Jim Wort - = Bob Lee. Richard Morina. Buddy Beiiic. Barr) Walker, Eric Hart, CharPe Smith. Bill Bynum, Marlin Sweigart, Jack Fraze-. Char = S " = c J z e 3 j s - ji.eK :;■ S = _ V c ' - = company commander was assisted Dy the Executive Officer, Cadet Lieutenant Lou Siegel of Whitestone, Virginia. The First Sergeant was Cadet Frederick O. Viele, an English major from Aberdeen, Maryland, assisted by the Supply Sergeant, Cadet John Read. Lexington, Virginia. The platoons were commanded by Cadet Lieu- tenant Robert Whaley from Fairfax, Virginia; Cadet Lieutenant Kirk Stewart, a civil-engineering major from Staunton, Virginia; Cadet Lieutenant Lonnie Yanda; and Cadet Barry Walker, an English major from Norfolk, Virginia. The company during the past year consistently appeared at the top in Garnett-Andrews competition— a carry-over from the 1940 ' s when Alpha Company was judged the best company for five consecutive years. C I ZEI SOLE ERi MTACHEE ' FAME ftND HEADY IN EVEF • - .• i ■ ■ : C KOVD ME DEEPEST PEI ■z = -■;. ' L. V. Yarda, Lieutenant Fourti- F C. L. Siegel, Lieutenant BRAVO Left to Right: Private John Hinton, First Sergeant Irwin McCumber, Captain Danny Hogan, Executive Officer Curtis White, Supply Sergeant Norman Radford Bravo Company was fortunate in that there existed a very good relationship between the cadet leaders and the privates. Danny Hogan, Bravo Company com- mander, was a chemistry major and he came to VMI from Roanoke, Virginia. Although Danny was involved in the Flight Instruction Program, he was still able to insure that the men in his company were maintaining the traditional standards that each VMI cadet should attain. Assisting Danny was Curtis White, company executive officer. Curtis, from Kingsport, Tennessee, was a biology major. Because the Flight Program caused Danny to miss many VMI military functions, Curtis often had to act as the commanding officer. In this role, Curtis more than adequately performed his duties. The first sergeant ' s role was filled by Irwin McCumber, from Richmond, Virginia and Gran- ville Amos from Culpeper, Virginia. Norman Radford from Woodbridge, Virginia was the supply sergeant A jRAI It YINtj ort ' IAOLt A.IN nUINUK lU ' UVK UVI I R.t • AIN 1) U STATE OBJECTS OF HONEST- PRIDE TO THEIR.- lN,STR.yCTQRSAND- FA] SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE -STA PROVD OF H£R- FAME- AND READY IN EVERY - TI ME ■ OF • DEEPEST ■ PER TO VINDICATE HER HONOR OR DEFEND HER RIGHTS ■ YOVTHS PRESSING VP-THE HILL OF-SCIENCE WITH NOBLE EMVLATICJ A- GRATIFYING SPECTACLE AN HONOR TO OVR COVNTRY AND OY STATE OBJECTS OF HONEST-PRIDETO-THE1R INSTRyCTORS ANDFA1. SPECIMENS OF-CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO -THEIR NATIVE STA) PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY- IN • EVERY TIME OF -DEEPEST- PER; TO VINDICATE HER HONOR OR DEFEND HER RIGHTS First Platoon A. A. Clark, Lieutenant Second Platoon T. C. Marshall, Lieutenant COMPANY FIRST CLASS PRIVATES Left to Right: Fred Cochran, Don Sylvester, Lou Boynton, Alden Whitmore, Pat McCarthy, Cliff Fleet, Bill Cather, John Schafer, John Hinton, Everette Hatch, Dickie Hightower, John Hill, Billy Loughridge fife and the guidon bearer was John Hinton from Ports- mouth, Virginia. The platoon lieutenants were: Andy Clark, Ellicott City, Maryland; Tom Marshall, Knoxville, Tennessee; Rusty Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Irwin McCumber, Richmond, Virginia; and Duane Conques, Fairfax, Virginia. The tactical officer of Bravo Company was Captain J. L. Siegel. If there were one word that described Bravo Com- pany ' s policies, it would have been consistency. Throughout the year, the company officers maintained stable policies that enabled them to obtain utmost cooperation from their men. And if there were one word that expressed the relationship between the men and the officers in Bravo Company, it would have been compatibility. With consistency of policy and com- patibility between the men and the officers both simul- taneously present, Bravo Company enjoyed a very successful year. 1Mb HtAUMfVl.Blwrujunnr. ' uJUUi ur r v-r. »u « nununnoi-L YOYTHS- PRESSING VP-THE- HILL -OF-SC1ENCE : WITH NOBLE EMVLATION A- GRATIFYING SPECTACLE: AN HONOR TO OVR. COVNTRY AN D-OVR STATE: OBJECTS- OF- HONEST- PRIDE TO THEIR INSTRVCTORS AND- FAIR SPECIMENS-OF-CIT1ZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED -TO -THEIR- NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF- DEEPEST PERIL HOfcLOR OR DEFEND HER LIGHTS A CRATIFY1NG SPECTACLE AN HONOR TO OVR COVNTRY AND OVR STATE : OBJECTS OF HONEST PRIDE TO -THEIR INSTRUCTORS- AND -FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED-TOTHEIR NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY- TIME- OF- DEEPEST PERIL TO VINDICATE HER HONOR OR DEFEND HER RIGHTS Third Platoon J. G. Fitzgerald, Lieutenant Fourth Platoon D. L. Conques, Lieutenant CHARLIE Left to Right: Sergeant Joseph Hooten, First Ser- geant Jack Cook, Captain James Sipolski, Execu- tive Officer Brian McNeil, Supply Sergeant Fred Bell " Always the bridesmaids but never the bride. " This perhaps most suitably describes the past fortunes of Charlie Company. Despite the fact that they have not captured the coveted Garnett-Andrews award recently, they have built for themselves a commendable record. The " squat butts " repeatedly demonstrated spirit and determination in intramural athletics, often giving up as much as thirty pounds per man in football and six inches per man in basketball. On numerous oc- casions, the little people posted performances entirely non-commensurate with their size. This spirit can be attributed to several factors, not the least of which is the excellent relationship enjoyed by the troops with It OBJECTS OF HC AND ■ FAJ CIMENS OF -CITIZEN- SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE-STATE )Wb OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF • DEEPEST PERIL YOVTHS PRESSING vp IHt HILI PITH NOBLE E.V.VLA7 A GRATlf fTNG SPECTACLE AN HONOR. TO OVR-COVNTP.Y AND STATE OBJECTS OF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR.. ll-ISTRyCTORS-AND- SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO -THEIR- NATIVE SS PROVD OF HEP. FAME- AND READY INEVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PE TO VINDICATE- HER- HONOR OR DEFEND HER RIGHTS First Platoon J. R. Walker, Lieutenant Second Platoon M. R. Patterson, Lieutenant COMPANY FIRST CLASS PRIVATES Left to Right: Hugh Dowdy, Frank Crawley, Wayne Chiles, Bodie Bodenheim their cadet officers. During the 1964-1965 session the company was commanded by Cadet Captain James G. Sipolski, a physics major from Streator, Illinois who was assisted by Cadet Lieutenant F. Brian McNeil, an electrical engineer from Richmond, Virginia. Cadet Jack C.Cook, a civil engineering major from Richmond, Virginia served as First Sergeant, assisted by Supply Sergeant Frederick A. Bell, III of Portsmouth, Virginia. By far the brightest note for the company during the past year was the advent of Captain West as tactical officer. The company, both officers and troops alike, felt nothing but the highest respect and admiration for the man who instilled in them a sense of importance. I.ji,. rrjL,.;.- ■ f ran Hit! uncit.nci f|IH NOI - " - RATIfYiNO .P-CTACU ANHONOR.T0 - - ■ ' . COVNTRY AND QVR 1 object: 01 H0NEST PlUDE TO THE:?. ;NS T RVCTORS AND FAIR mim 01 ' jmZJEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE Vb 01 HEP FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO 71 Nf. iCATE HER HONOR OR DEFEND HER RIGHTS fOVTH ' , ERESSIMC P THE H1LL-OF-SCIENCI i A GRATIFYING SPECTACLE AN HONOR TO OVR COVNTRY AND OVR STATE OBJECTS OF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR INSTRVCTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO VINDICATE HER HONOR OR DEFEND HER RIGHTS Third Platoon K. R. Jordan, Lieutenant Fourth Platoon C. W. Bragg, Lieutenant James E. Turner Captain, Second Battalion Commander D. S. Faulkner Sergeant Major SECOND BATTALION STAFF C. P. Hough Lieutenant, S-1 I. L. Chapman Lieutenant, S-3 W. S. Scott Lieutenant, S-4 i DELTA Left to Right: Sergeant Larry Egan, First Sergeant Mike Friski, Captain Richard Johnson, Executive Officer David Bywaters, Supply Sergeant Ted Goodloe Delta Company, during the past four years, has been under the influence of erratic fortune. The class of 1965 saw the company from both extremes. As fourth classmen, the class saw the company holding down the anchor position on the Garnett-Andrews totem pole. But the situation soon reversed itself, and in the succeeding three years, the company earned a well-deserved reputation for military capability, largely through unordinary support from the ranks. At the same time, it would be a mistake to neglect the fact that the company ' s significant rise occurred almost wholly during the period when Captain Mallory served as tactical officer. During the past year, Delta Company was com- manded by Cadet Captain Richard Waring Johnson of Newport News, Virginia, who was assisted by the Executive Officer, Cadet Lieutenant David W. Bywaters, II, a biology major from Dallas, Texas. Cadet Michael iPECIM ROVD - ■-. " ynwi rn.n,i , v mt[r in|oii .rvivivj ' Ar ENS -OF- CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO ■ THEIR- NATIV OFHER FAME AND READY- IN- EVERYTIME OF- DEEPES " TO VINDICATE HER HONOR OR- DEFEND HER RIGHTS -iAlt PBJtCTS OF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR ■ IN,STRyCTC ■ PECIMENS OF ' CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR- ' ROVD OF HER FAME- AND READY- IN - EVERY TIME OF C TO VINDICATE HER HONOR- OR DEFEND HER- R 4K ift ' I ' C S J •J.TPRfe ' ON •?■ : f I t ' J ' V mIJ " } i ■JiAs -£ " First Platoon N. S. Mathewson, Lieutenant Second Platoon D. S. McClung, Lieutenant COMPANY FIRST CLASS PRIVATES Left to Right: Jeff Wilkins, Jim Porterfield, Byron Parker, Al Orgain, Bob Deaderick, Mike Farrar, Jack McEwan, Jan Brueckmann, Jim Maurer, Woody Moore, Tom Dickinson, Paul Crawford, Johnny Jordan, Harry Popewiny Patrick Friski of Front Royal, Virginia served as First Sergeant, assisted by Cadet Supply Sergeant Albert T. Goodloe of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Cadet Sergeant Larry Preston Egan of Kingsport, Tennessee was guidon bearer. The first platoon was commanded by Cadet Lieutenant Nathan S. Mathewson of Richmond, Virginia; the second was commanded by Cadet Lieu- tenant Daryl S. McClung of Camp Lejeune, North Caro- lina. Cadet Lieutenants Nathan S. Smith of Newport News, Virginia and Robert Barrington Battista com- manded the third and fourth platoons. Captain Robert H. Alsheimer served as tactical officer during the 1964- 65 session. In a very real sense, the company in the past year achieved that happy medium which allows the troops in the ranks to relax to an extent while still maintaining a commendable standard of military achievement. :TS OF HONEST ■ PRIDE -TO THEIR. INSTRUCTORS -AND ■ FAIR. )F- QITIZEN- SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE STATE IER FAME AND • READY IN ■ EVERY TIME- OF - DEEPEST- PERIL INDICATE HER HONOR OR DEFEND HER- RIGHTS- ■ ■ ®C O b T ' L RE ST N © m fWt y W r r SPECIMENS- OF- CITIZEN -SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR- NA . PROVD OF HER- FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF- DEEP TO VINDICATE- HER- HONOR OR DEFEND HER- RICH PRESXC5x| £ | • • sr COT J f -P s J© 1 gJ °JW .- „ Third Platoon N. S. Smith, Lieutenant Fourth Platoon R. B. Battista, Lieutenant ECHO Left to Right: Sergeant Andy Williams, First Ser- geant Evert Thomas, Captain Michael McBride Executive Officer Harry Bartosik, Supply Sergeant Lewis Lahendro The most apt description of the fortunes of Echo Company this year would be to term them consistent. This consistency has become in the last couple of years the hallmark of the company. Undoubtedly much of the appeal of Echo Company for the men in the ranks is the fall-out effect of this stability. The company was commanded by Cadet Captain Michael P. McBride, a history major from Poquoson, Virginia, who was assisted by Executive Officer Cadet Lieutenant Harry J. Bartosik, a civil engineering major from Monesson, Pennsylvania. The First Sergeant, Cadet E. S. Thomas, a history major from Ft. Knox, Kentucky, was assisted in his duties by Cadet Supply Sergeant A. L. Lahendro. The platoon leaders were THE HEALTH FVL -AND- PLEASANT ABODE OF A CROV D OF HONORABLE YOVTHS PRESSING VP THE HILL OF SCIENCE ' WITH NOBLE EMVLATION ACRATIFYINC-SPECTACLEAN-HONORTOOVRCOVNTRYAND OVR STATE OBJECTS OF HONEST PRIDE TOTHEIR !N,STRyCTORSAND 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 •Mt-HtALimvL-ANO-PUASANT ABODE OFA CRO D OF HONOf YOVTHS PR£S5I N G-VP.TH£-HIU-0F-SCIENCE:WITH-N0BLE-E M VU A CITIFYING -SPECTACLE: AN -HONOR-TO OVRCOVNTRY AND STATE : OBJECTS OF HONEST- PRIDETO THEIR- IHSTRVCTORS AND SPECIMENS OF -CITIZEN -SOLDIERS : ATTACHED -TO -THEIR- NATIVE- PROVD OF- HHR- FAME AND -READY- IN- EVERY-TIMEOF- DEEPEST! TO VINDICATE HER HONOR OR- DEFEND ■ HER- RIGHTS First Platoon D. K. Hillquist, Lieutenant Second Platoon R. L. Obenchain, Lieutenant _ ._.. COMPANY FIRST CLASS PRIVATES Left to Right: Charlie Hammond, Reed McDowell, Billy Loughridge, Richard Graves, Mike Sexton, Greg Paynter, Bill Gibson, Dickie Hightower, Nat Ward, Alex Schultes, Butch Prugh, Tom Bethune, Carl Ennis, Arthur Storey, Jack Schuler I €H ».. Cadet Lieutenant David K. Hillquist, a civil engineering major from Richmond, Virginia; Cadet Lieutenant Ronald L. Obenchain from Bedford, Virginia; Cadet Lieutenant Peter A. Norton, a civil engineering major; and Cadet Lieutenant Frank H. Sullivan, a chemistry major from Norfolk, Virginia. A significant fact in Echo Company ' s extremely good fortune has been the uncanny appearance over a four-year span of two tactical officers of the same personality: Captain Bleeker and, during the past two years, Captain Best. One of the strong points of the company has repeatedly been above average performances in intra- murals which can to an extent be attributed to Echo Company ' s good proportion of varsity athletic per- formers. DYTHS PRESSING VP-THE HILL OF-SCIENCE ■ WITH NOBLE EMVLATION ■GRATIFYING SPECTACLE AN HONOR TO OVR COVNTRY AND OVR fATE OBJECTS OF HONEST- PRIDE-TO THEIR- INSTRVCTOB.S AND FAIR PECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE ROVD-OF HER FAME AND • READY- IN ■ EVERY TIME- OF DEEPEST PER-: TO VINDICATE HER HONOR OR DEFEND HER RIGHTS PRE ST - " 3N STATE: OBJECTS- OF- HONEST PRIDETO THEIR 1NSTRVCTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS OF- CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR. NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL ■ ■ -TO VINDICATE HER HONOR OR DEFEND HER- RIGHTS Third Platoon P. A. Norton, Lieutenant Fourth Platoon F. H. Sullivan, Lieutenant FOXTROT .eft to Right: Sergeant John Yager, First Sergeant Jeff Gausepohl, Captain James Thompson, Executive Officer Bill Gedris, Supply Sergeant Mark Freeburn Last year, besides providing more than its share of varsity athletes and Corps leaders, " F " Company served as a haven for former Alpha Company commanders. Having extended the sympathetic hand to the down- fallen, Foxtrot proceeded to initiate them into the life of the men in the ranks. The company was commanded during the 1964-65 session by Cadet Dave Thompson, an English major from Franklin, Virginia, who was assisted by the Ex- ecutive Officer, Bill Gedris of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. The platoons were commanded by Cadet Lieutenants Doug Stevens of Yorktown, Virginia; Joe Nichols of Robins Air Force Base, Georgia; T. A. Finn of MacLean, Virginia; and R. S. Evans of Hampton, Virginia. The rWTHS PRESSING VP THE HILL OF SCIENCE : WITH -NOBLE EMVLATION GRATIFYING SPECTACLE AN- HONOR-TO- OVR COVNTRY ANDOVR STATE OBJECTS OF HONEST- PRIDE-TO THEIR- INSTRVCTORS AND- FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN- SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE STATE PP.OVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO Vrgul AT-AHEJ?. -SOMQFTORJ-cfrENJA tfERy GHTS YOVTHS PRESSING VP THE HILL OF SCIENCE WITH NOBLE EMVLATiO A GRATIFYING SPECTACLE AN HONOR. TO OVR COVNTRY AND OV STATE OBJECTS OF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR INSTRUCTORS -AND FAI SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STAT PP.OVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERI First Platoon D. A. Stephens, Lieutenant Second Platoon J. W. Nichols, Lieutenant COMPANY FIRST CLASS PRIVATES Left to Right: Keith Ramsey, Bob Hughes, Whiz Burress, Captain Drudik, Al Orgain, John Yager, Herb Mayton, Barry Walker Company First Sergeant was Ca det Jeff Gausepohl of Bloomfield, New Jersey; assisted by Cadet Supply Sergeant Mark Freeburn of Altoona, Pennsylvania. Foxtrot Company, long categorized as adhering to a rather casual attitude toward the military, demon- strated during the past year that a minimum of harass- ment goes a long way toward molding a company that is to be led, rather than merely commanded by its officers. The participation of the men of the company in al aspects of Institute life is ample evidence that the cadets are capable of accomplishment outside unduly coer- cion. During the first semester last year, Foxtrot finished with a surprising fifth place in the Garnett-Andrews race, but the second semester brought an even more unorthodox performance by the company. BJt ' J ' , OF HONE! HS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS Al 3F HER FAME AND REAL YOVTHS PRESSING VP THE HILL OF SCIENCE WITH NOBLE EMVLATION A GRATIFYING SPECTACLE AN HONOR. TO OVR COVNTRY AND OVR STATE OBJECTS Of HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR. INSTRUCTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL Third Platoon T. A. Finn, Lieutenant Fourth Platoon R. S. Evans, Lieutenant II GUISHED MILITARY STUDENTS Each year a number of outstanding cadets are selected from the First Class to be designated Dis- tinguished Military Students. This honor is especially coveted by the cadets enrolled in the ROTC program who desire regular commissions. Rigorous standards have been established by the Department of the Army for those who hope to qualify for this honor; the Mili- tary 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 Dis- tinguished Military Students. These men are chosen on the basis of their academic standing, Military Science grades, display of leadership in the Corps of Cadets, extracurricular activities, and overall record at VMI. After this initial selection, the list is further narrowed by analyzing each cadet ' s record of conduct and stand- ing at Summer Camp. Upon completion of this final survey, the remaining cadets are designated Dis- tinguished Military Students. A group of select Air Force cadets is also picked each year to be designated Distinguished Air Students. The general qualifications for selection are much the same as those established by the Department of the Army. The cadet must be in the upper fifty per cent 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. FIELD TRAINING EXERCISES The Arm or Division of the VM1 Military Science Department is given practical instruction in tank maneuvers The Air Force cadets prepare to move camp " Air Force " style The Army Cadets are happy to be home after a gruelling four days in the field The Air Force " takes five " during their fight for survival hand to hand combat SUMMER Donnie White shows his form as he performs the 40-yard low craw! in 22 seconds Summer Camp 1964 found one hundred forty-six Army ROTC cadets traveling to the Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, Annville, Pennsylvania, for the six-week training course required of all men enrolled in the advanced ROTC course. This summer camp, the largest ever held in the United States, was intended to familiarize the cadet with aspects of the military service, primarily that of the combat infantryman. While the organization was essentially that of an in- fantry unit, the other combat arms and the various technical services were not neglected. Culminating the camp was a four-day field exercise in which the cadet applied his knowledge in realistic operations against " enemy aggressors " of the 502nd Airborne. Air Force ROTC cadets enrolled in the advanced course spent a four-week session at air bases through- out the country. Putting into practice information learned in Air Science classes here, these cadets le- ceived valuable experience in problems of leadership and activities of the Air Officer. Bill Donsback employs a mine detector through a fence opening on the mine warfare course Rusty Fitzgerald demonstrates his window cleaning ability for the Jim Shepherd looks through the sights of a .30 caliber machine gun Army CAMP fc» A Wayne Chiles aids a wounded friend David Arensdorf and Don Cummings explain the operation of the flame thrower to Col. Simpson and Col. Barksdale 4 Joe Kruszewski assembles the M-1919 A6 .30 caliber machine gun V Jim Maurer constructs his Army-issued home Jack Cook prepares to throw the hand gernade ff!2IE T ,w ENT OF BIOLOGY Colonel Robert P. Carroll Head, Department of Biology The Biology Curriculum offers a complete and well-rounded education which leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree. To avoid overspecialization in the scientific field, courses such as history, economics, foreign languages, literature, and psychology are incor- porated into the program of study. Because of the recent changes that have been instituted in the Biology Cur- riculum, a thorough background will be offered to all students who wish to enter the medical profession, the field of research, forestry, public health service or industry. The Curriculum fully meets the require- ments of the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges. The three ranking biology majors in the Class of 1965 are John W. Ayres, II, Richmond, Virginia; Clifford B. Fleet, Jr., Richmond, Virginia; and Charles D. Price, III, Stanley, Virginia. The Biology Building, which was completely ren- ovated two years ago, houses the Department of Biology and the Department of Psychology. It contains spacious laboratories and lecture rooms, and boasts a library containing approximately one thousand vol- Left to R igM , First Ro w: Co,. L R. Hundley, D. Foster, Co,. R. P. Carroll. Secon, Row: L. E. Neff, Col. J. H. Reeves, Col. 0. W. Gupton ' - - umes in the biological sciences. On the third floor are research rooms and a herbaria that houses 11,000 plant specimens that were mostly collected, identified and mounted in triplicate by cadets. An active facet of the Biology major ' s program is the Virginia Academy of Science. Through the pro- grams of the VAS, the cadet is able to attend lectures by men of scientific professions in an effort to help cadets choose a suitable profession and to stimulate individual thought on subjects of scientific interest. It is hoped that cadets will be motivated to pursue scientific investigations to be presented to the Virginia Academy of Science meeting each April. Cadets are also encouraged to attend other lectures and panel discussions on current topics of scientific interest. Research is carried out in the Biology Department and involves cadets as well as faculty. Colonel Robert P. Carroll and Dr. Dean Foster are currently engaged in a project studying the olfactory sense, and Colonel L. R. Hundley has been working under a grant from the United States Health Service to study body com- position with relation to exercise. The Sleep Research Foundation, headed by Dr. Foster, in conjunction with the VMI Research Laboratories, has established ex- tensive facilities for the study of sleep. Cadets are slated to play a major role in these studies, partly be- Hugh Dowdy and Benny Dyer study together in the Biology library cause they love " sacking out, " but mainly because of a keen interest in research among many cadets The VMI Fire Fighting Detail is sponsored by the Biology Department as a public service. Under the direction of Colonel Carroll and other department members, the details have saved many acres of wood- land in Virginia ' s state and federal forests. Ranking Biology majors from left to right: John Wise Ayres, II, Charles Daniel Price, III, Clifford Bridges Fleet, Jr., James Eldridge Turner ENT OF CHEMISTRY Colonel Leslie German Head, Chemistry Department Chemistry may be considered one of the most basic sciences. This fact is emphasized at VMI, for every cadet, regardless of his major, must successfully complete the course in General Chemistry. The chemistry curriculum at VMI, under the ap- proval of the American Chemical Society, is designed for those cadets who wish to continue their studies in graduate school or to fill positions in industry im- mediately upon graduation. The course opens the way to a wide variety of careers in industry in the field of development, research, production, tech nical service and sales, and in personnel. Chemistry majors may qualify for admission to medical colleges by sub- stituting biology for some chemistry courses in the First Class year. Although the cadet receives his entire education in chemistry from the lecture rooms and laboratories of Maury-Brooke Hall, he finds himself spending an equal amount of time in other curricula during the first three years of his cadetship. Mathematics is an integral part of the chemistry curriculum during the first two years, paralleled by a basic course in the fundamental elements of physics. Viewed from both technical and ' — - -£S-£Ti SS ™ __,, non-technical aspects, the importance of English and history cannot be too strongly stressed; both these disciplines are adequately covered by the chemistry major. In addition, two years of German are required, along with Humanities, Public Speaking, and General Psychology. In 1962 and 1963 new additions were made to the chemistry building, Maury-Brooke Hall; this past summer saw the installation of a completely new wiring and lighting system. This fall, both Maury-Brooke and adjoining Richardson Hall received extensive face-lifting, improving their appearence greatly. The Department is continually purchasing new equipment and instruments to supplement outmoded methods and techniques. The Department of Chemistry maintains its own library in Maury-Brooke for the use of all cadets. It is complete with journals and texts concerning all phases of chemistry from General to Advanced Organic. Also maintained in the library is a card catalogue for quick and easy reference to the vast amount of chemical information. The Department also sponsors a student chapter of the American Chemical Society. The ACS is rep- resented by all classes and usually meets once a month. The world of chemistry is forever changing, and the VMI Chemistry Department will change with it in I Charlie Nelson learns through experience in the chemistry laboratory order to fulfill its purpose of offering the finest edu- cation possible in this field. The ranking chemistry majors in the Class of 1965 are Godwin Jones, Virginia; Phillip Ash, Virginia; Gregory Robertson, Virginia; Charlie Nelson, Virginia. Ranking C stry m» to «l ° W Wim«n Gr eg ory Robertson, Fletcher Ne,son, Roy Phillip Ash, MM. Godwin Jones OF CIVIL ENGINEERING Colonel James M. Morgan Head, Civil Engineering Department The Civil Engineering Curriculum has consistently been the curriculum with the highest enrollment at VMI. Because of the firm background in both science and engineering, the curriculum has been recognized as one of the best in the state. New courses offer many opportunities after graduation in the field of surveying and mapping, railroad and highway engineering, heavy construction, and municipal engineering. The Nichol ' s Engineering Building is well supplied with modern equipment and specialized apparatus generally found only in much larger schools. The Annex was recently added as part of the Institute ' s expansion program; it houses new equipment for the concrete and sanitary engineering laboratories, along with a Baldwin— Lima— Hamilton testing machine, a B. L. photogrammetric plotter, and a nuclear counting machine. The curriculum has been approved by the En- gineer ' s Council for Professional Development, and the VMI student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers has been awarded the Certificate of Commendation from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The Society has received this award twenty- Leftt ' Row- S Mr S B G S le Cla C rn, W | f ' C 2! " J ' H ' C Mann ' Co1 ' S ' W ' Dob y Ma], J. W. Kn ■ ivir. b. b. Clark, Col. J. M. Morgan, Maj. W. A. Vaughan, Col. A. A. Valente app. Second three times in the past twenty-five years. Only fifteen of these awards are given each year. Each year since 1947, VMI has sponsored the " Annual Virginia Highway Conference " along with the Virginia Department of Highways and other agen- cies. Contractors, equipment manufacturers, city and county officials, and state and Federal agencies are represented at this conference. At this meeting, VMI presents the latest developments in highway con- struction so that Virginia may have better roads for the safety and economic welfare of her citizens. After the rather standard fourth class courses, the " C. E. ' s " begin a tough series of courses which are as varied as they are difficult. Besides more ad- vanced courses in math and physics, there are more specialized courses in different aspects of engineering. Most courses are standard such as Materials of Engi- neering taught by the staff, Elementary and Advanced Surveying taught also by the staff, Transportation taught by Lt. Col. Gillespie and Major Vaughan, Struc- tural Design taught by Col. Dobyns, and a brief, but stiff, bout with the Electrical Engineering Department. Besides these, as a community service, VMI offers a refresher course in surveying for those men who need it. In order to make the engineer more effective as an intelligent citizen of the community, certain courses of other curricula are required such as Public Speaking Jim Shepherd operates an IBM card punch machine as Ed Gordon watches and Humanities. The " C. E. ' s. " get a bit of every- thing during their four years of study; the record of their own department shows that when a cadet com- pletes this course, he has the background and the knowledge to get the job done. Ranking Civil Engineering Major, from Left to Right. Edward Henry Engle, Jr., Norman De Pue Radford, Jr., Robert Raymond Palmer DE T OF ECONOMICS Colonel Alexander H. Morrison Head, Economics Department The year 1964 will doubtlessly retain a position of unique importance for the Department of Economics in the years to come, for it marks the emergence of the department into the role of a degree-granting major. The attainment of this status is a direct result of the increasing demand for a greater knowledge of the operative factors which underlie our economy today. The Bachelor of Arts degree which the Economics Department offers is in economics, not in business administration. The curriculum, aimed primarily at giving broad background in the social sciences and liberal arts, provides the student with a great variety of subjects which will facilitate the study of his particular field in a graduate program. This year ' s fourth class has fourteen men enrolled in the new curriculum ; it will be the first group to benefit from the new courses which will be added as this class moves toward graduation. Among the courses to be instituted are accounting, statistics, public finance, money and banking, and intermediate theory. In addi- tion to these, there will be a variety of electives through which the student can broaden his personal interests; these will include corporation finance, business cycles, history of economic thought, and international eco- nomics. Left to Right: Mr. J. L Y, Chang, Col. A. H. Morrison, Mr. B. P. Thompson, Mr. J. R. Cowart To supplement this academic curriculum, a series of lectures and forums of public issues directly or indirectly related to economics is to be instituted. This program will include the " Reynolds Economics Seminar on Problems and Policies of a Free Society. " To facilitate the full utilization of such lectures, the Department is also planning to expand its facilities into the present Cadet Recreation Rooms, since these will eventually be replaced by the Corps Activities Building. Such an area will also permit students of economics to enjoy current periodicals and other material related to their field of study. The faculty of the Department of Economics plays an important role in facilitating the student ' s under- standing of the economic forces at work in the complex modern society of today. This is done in such capaci- ties as the Department ' s sponsoring of the Political Science Society and the Pioneer Investment Club. Such organizations play an important role in the stimu- lation of student interest in the role of economics in their lives. In addition, the Department of Economics hopes to expand its program of guest speakers through the use of funds which, it hopes, will become available through the efforts of a fund drive to be sponsored by The VMI Foundation. Such developments make the Students of economics learn to interpret graphs anc thereby grasp a better understanding of the theories that underlie basic economic principles Department of Economics one of the most rapidly expanding components of the academic structure of the Institute. The Pioneer Investment Club exemplifies the practical application of economics ENT OF ELECTRICAL Colonel John S. Jamison Head, Electrical Engineering Department Placing a particular emphasis upon electrical engineering subjects, the curriculum is designed to give the cadet a broad knowledge of fundamental engineering principles. The Department of Electrical Engineering has designed a curriculum for those who are pursuing an electronics career. During the four years of his study, the electrical engineering cadet studies mathematics through Differential Equations, Mechanical Engineering through Advanced Heat Trans- fer theory, and a variety of basic and advanced electrical engineering courses. To add depth to this otherwise purely technical background, the EE also takes courses in the humanities and social sciences. The Electrical Engineering Department is pri- marily interested in teaching its students to think logically and precisely. It emphasizes the under- standing of basic concepts and the application of those concepts to various practical situations and problems which the electrical engineer will be dealing with upon being graduated. The Department maintains its well-equipped labo- ratories in Nichols Engineering Building. The labo- ratories become more important as the cadet pro- gresses in his course of study. There is also an engi- neering reading room for the use of cadets and faculty. Complementing the reading room is a two hundred volume technical library which contains various tech- nical volumes and periodicals. Through these facili- ties, the student has an opportunity to supplement the knowledge which he has gained in the classroom. Left to Right: Capt. O. J. Brittingham, III, Mr. E. R. Paige, Col. J. S. Jamison, Jr., Mr. D. H. Liu ENGINEERING The Department also sponsors an amateur radio club for the use of the cadets; it sponsors a student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. This club, which meets on a regularly scheduled basis, provides outside training for cadets in the presentation of briefs and papers. Over the past years, the department has made numerous additions: among these are the TR-10 analog computer with a vari-plotter; also available to the department is the IBM 1620 digital computer which was acquired by the Institute through a National Foundation grant. In all, the depar tment possesses facilities worth over $135,000. Colonel John S. Jamison, Jr. heads the Electrical Engineering Department. He was graduated from VMI in 1926 and obtained his M.S. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1934. He joined the VMI faculty in 1932 and was elevated to Department Head in 1955. The first ranking Electrical Engineering major this year is C. W. Bragg of Richmond, Virginia. Clyde plans to work for VEPCO next year. Second ranking is John Schuler of Stanley, Virginia; he plans to enter the field of electronic research. Third ranking is Chuck Hough of Arlington, Virginia, who will be employed by C P Telephone Company of Washington, D. C. Fourth ranking among the electrical engineers is O. W. Cham- bers of Beaufort, South Carolina. Owen will either go on to graduate school or become a Marine officer. The VMI cadet who is graduated with a Bachelor Rusty Kolb industriously works in the EE laboratory of Science degree in Electrical Engineering is a well- rounded individual. During his four years at VMI, he has lived among men of exacting military and academic standards; he has gained a technical and theoretical background that prepares him for graduate school in the field or for practical application of his knowledge in industry and research. Ranking Electrical Engineering Majors from Left to Right: Charles Palmer Hough, Owen Stirling Chambers, Clyde Wesley Bragg, Jr., Edwin Jackson Shuler, Jr. ARTMENT OF ENGLISH Colonel Carrington C. Tutwiler, Jr. Head, English Department With the addition of Economics and Modern Languages to the degree-granting curricula, the number of Bachelor of Arts granting departments has risen to four. Of these majorflelds in liberal education, perhaps the most comprehensive offered is that of the Depart- ment of English. The English major at VMI, after receiving a thorough foundation in the basic arts and sciences, is granted a latitude in choosing electives which enable him to explore several fields of academic endeavor, at the same time it provides a broad basis of general knowledge which will equip him to enter any of several fields of opportunity. Generally speaking, courses within this depart- ment can be categorized into two groupings: first, there is the broad survey course, general in scope, whose subject matter is designed to acquaint the English major with the general characteristics of a particular phase of humanistic learning; second, there are offered a limited number of courses dealing in specific areas of English and American literature, which provide for the students of the two higher classes a detailed examination of shorter periods of English Left to Right, First Row: Col. T. B. Gentry, Col. H. N. Dillard, Col. C. C. Tutwiler, Col. G. L. Roth, Col. W. F. Byers. Second Rov, Mr. T. N. Elliot, Dr. B. S. Ford, Mr. T. Y. Greet, Mr. A. A. Brockman, Dr. C. F. Burgess, Mr. J. B. Davis, Maj. W. D. Badgett literature. The classics course is perhaps the most representative of the former. The cadet begins his work in this course with a study of the Greek and Roman epics of Homer and Virgil. He spends nearly a month studying the Bible and concludes the semester with Dante. In the second semester, the cadet moves quickly through the Renaissance writers— Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Montaigne, Rabelais, Cervantes, and Cellini —and concludes with a study of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Goethe. Representative of the latter, the more specific category, is the course in Shakespeare. Unique in the English Department is the Honors program which encourages the above average student to perform detailed research in a specific area combined with work toward comprehensive examinations given in June. To further interests in English and culture in general at VMI, a small group of cadets this year founded the English Society. The organization has taken upon itself the service function of providing free tutoring in English to all new cadets regardless of curriculum. The service will doubtlessly have two results, both the obvious benefit to new cadets and the acquisition of valuable experience by cadets con- ducting the classes. The three ranking English majors in the Class of ■ The English Department Library provides the cadet with a limited but basic selection of valuable reference books 1965 are Warren P. Self, Falmouth, Virginia; John R. Prosser, Winchester, Virginia; and James R. Porter- field, Roanoke, Virginia. Ranking English Majors from Left to Right: Warren Pratt Self, James Richard Porterfield, John Reed Prosser DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY Colonel John D. P. Fuller Head, History Department The study of history is the key to understanding both the past and the present; through it we gain insight and perspective that give meaning and con- tinuity to otherwise unrelated facts. It is the objective of the VMI History Department to give a sound educational foundation in American, British and Commonwealth, and European history and related courses in government and political theory. Classical civilizations are emphasized in Ancient Civilization; the Medieval period is given careful con- sideration as a transitional period joining the ancient and modern periods. Specialized courses in Civil War and Reconstruction, Military history, and Con- temporary United States history give detailed infor- mation in more restricted fields. In addition, courses in American and British literature, economics, foreign languages, mathematics, and the natural sciences give depth to the academic background. This year, a course in Far Eastern history has been added, giving emphasis to an area that has become increasingly important. Geopolitics is being phased out of the curriculum; the function of this course will be incorporated into other courses such as Diplomatic history and Far Eastern history. Left to Right, First Row: Col. B. M. Gilliam, Col. G. M. Brooke, Col. A. M. Drumm, Maj. C. B. Goolrick. Second Row: Dr. J. W. Vardaman, Maj. S. W. Campbell, Mr. H. S. Bausum, Mr. Lederer. Not Pictured: Col. R. F. Hunter and Col. J. G. Barrett It is hoped that a course in historiography and, possibly, Russian history can be incorporated into the curriculum soon; these courses are essential, as a greater number of history majors continue with their formal education in history at the graduate level. An important aspect of most history courses is a term res earch paper. A departmental library, the privately endowed Taft Room, facilitates historical research. This year, new titles have been added; all books are being re-catalogued to conform with the Library of Congress system. Basic historical reference works will be added to give depth to general reference material presently in the collection. In addition to teaching a normal classroom load, many departmental professors are engaged in writing and research projects. Members of the department also sponsor cadet extracurricula activities such as the IRC and the Political Science Society. Dr. J. W. Vardaman served as coach of the VMI GE College Bowl team; all members of the department contributed questions and effort in training the team. Ranking history majors this year are J. H. Mayton, Jr. of Crewe, Virginia; J. R. Hughes of Cocoa, Florida; J. M. Marshall of Dallas, Texas; and J. R. Walker of Memphis, Tennessee. Each plans to continue his education in history graduate school or in law school. The broad curriculum of the VMI History Depart- The Taft Room offers the first class history ma|or a quiet and inspiring room in which to study ment thus gives the graduate a sound foundation for a career in business, preparation for law schools, the foreign service, and the Armed Forces; it prepares an increasingly larger number of graduates for ad- vanced study in history and related fields. Ranking History Majors from Left to Right: John Robert Walker, James Robert Hughes, Joseph Herbert Mayton, Jr., John McClellan Marshall ' ■-•» MENT OF MATHEMATICS Colonel W. G. Saunders Head, Mathematics Department The Mathematics Department at VMI is a relatively new one, but its importance cannot be overlooked. The field of mathematics in the world of today is of utmost importance. It is a necessary tool for many of the sciences; it forms a solid base for the logic and reasoning in the field of law, and it is invaluable in computer technology, economics, and rocketry. The VMI graduate must have an education comparable to the finest offered at any other university, so that he may easily pursue a graduate degree. To attain this goal, the Mathematics Department is expanding and improving its courses every year. This year was no exception. For the first time a course in Topology is being offered, and the Complex Variables course has become more of an Analytic Functions course. The Advanced Calculus course now covers a large portion of the Complex Variables field. There are two curricula in the Mathematics Depart- ment which will lead to graduate studies: the Bachelor of Arts curriculum, and the Bachelor of Science curri- culum. The B.A. curriculum is recommended for those cadets who are more interested in a general education of the liberal arts and sciences rather than in labora- tory applications of mathematics. The B.S. curriculum is designed for the cadet who wishes to emphasize laboratory work in physics. In both curricula, thirty- nine semester hours of mathematics are offered, ex- clusive of possible work on a senior thesis. Left to Right. First Row: Mr. J. C. Plttman, Mr. E. G. Zdinak, Col. W. E. Byrne, Col. W. G. Saunders, Col. R. H. Knox, Col. G. B. Ax. Second Row: Maj. J. F. Hartis, Maj. J. E. Martin. Adm. H. 0. R. Parish, Cant. R. F. Rutschow, Mr. H. G. Williams, Mr. G. H. Stark, Col. C. E. Jensen The aim of the Mathematics Department is to provide, in addition to the basic courses needed for other degree-granting curricula, a sound preparation in pure and applied mathematics for those cadets who wish to enter graduate school for advanced work in mathematics, or who plan to seek more immediate employment in the fields of scientific reseach, in- dustrial management and research, insurance (actuarial mathematics), work for various government agencies, or the teaching of mathematics at either the secondary or the junior college level. The introduction of the computer programming course has proved to be invaluable to those cadets desiring to enter industry immediately after graduation. Job opportunities have increased greatly as industrial concerns normally have to train their incoming mathe- matics majors in computer techniques. In the very near future, it may be possible for a mathmatics major to obtain a year of computer programming and a year of numerical analysis. The advent of such a program would necessarily involve the introduction of elective courses, and a decrease in the amount of physics currently required of the B.S. math major. By this gradual liberalization, the mathematics curriculum will be able to continue in successful competition with the general scope of mathematical education. Seven graduates will receive their degrees from the Department of Mathematics this June. Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree are: Wayne Douglas Chiles of Richmond, Virginia, Frederic Worth Cochran of Suffern, New Jersey, Donald Robert Jebo of Alex- andria, Virginia, Ralph Byron Robertson of Richmond, Charles Homiller explains the equations Virginia, and Lonnie Vincent Yanda of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics are: Lawrence Lyon Rose of Renfrew, Pennsylvania, and James Gleason Sherrard of Colorado Springs, Colorado. IM Ranking Mathematics Majors from Left to Right: Lawrence Lyon Rose. Wayne Douglas Chiles, Donald Robert Jebo. Ralph Byron Robertson p PARTMENT OF MODERN Colonel Albert L. Lancaster Head, Modern Language Department With the beginning of the current academic year, a cadet may elect to pursue the study of modern lan- guages as his major. This is indeed fortunate, as it comes at a time when the United States is assuming an even greater role in world affairs. The possibilities of a cadet ' s spending his tour in service overseas are increasing, thus making a knowledge of a foreign lan- guage particularly valuable. The aim of the courses taught in the Modern Lan- guages Department is to enable the cadet to speak, read, and write several languages with an acceptable degree of fluency. Classroom work is supplemented by work in the language laboratory. Students in the laboratory listen to the language they are studying being spoken in its native accent. Students practice imitating the sounds, recording their sessions for further study and for grade. This method has proved its worth in the progress made in both oral and audio comprehension. The language laboratory at VMI was the first listening-recording laboratory used in an American college or university; its great expansion this year, with the installation of the most modern equipment, insures that even more cadets may enjoy its benefits. Left to Right, First Ron Mr. F. H. M. MacKenzie, Col. A. L. Lancaster, Maj. R. C. Dalgo, Mr. P. D. ' Fyfe. Second Row: Mr. R. S. Dunham, Jr., Mr. G. G. Whieldon, Mr. R. L. Courteau, Mr. N. W. Rokas LANGUAGES It is the Department ' s belief that such practical appli- cation of classroom skills increases the return for the effort expended. The language requirement varies according to the cadet ' s major course of study. Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics majors study German to enable them to read scientific publications. Biology, Economics, and History majors must take at least two years of a language. English majors are required to take at least three years of one language, or two years of two lan- guages, while the language major must take four years of one language and two years of another. In addition to French, German, and Spanish, a two- year course in Russian is offered in cooperation with Washington and Lee University. In this basic course, a rudimentary reading and speaking knowledge is the goal. The over-all objective of the Modern Language Department is not only to acquaint a cadet with the different aspects of foreign languages, but also to give him a thorough understanding of man, his physical environment, and the relationships of human society. Thus, Modern Languages majors receive a broadly- based training in the liberal arts, social and natural Keith Ramsay prepares a tape for the language laboratory sciences. They are well equipped to pursue careers in the Armed Forces, business, the foreign service, government, and education; in addition, they will be able to satisfy background requirements for graduate level work in modern languages. Keith Ramsay supervises the students as they employ the facilities offered them by the language laboratory DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Colonel J. B. Newman Head, Physics Department In its thirteenth year as a degree-granting curricu- lum, the Physics Department has continued to ex- pand as its scope has broadened. New courses have been added in the second and fourth classes; revisions have been made in the laboratories; new faculty mem- bers holding advanced degrees have joined the staff. The curriculum for those cadets majoring in physics consists primarily of courses leading to an understand- ing of the fundamental laws of nature. Such an under- standing is essential to those who desire to obtain employment as physicists with an industrial or govern- mental laboratory. Physicists have a leading role in all current research concerning atomic energy, missile development, and various phases of electronics. They are employed for scientific research and instrument design and development. Since physics is the funda- mental science upon which various types of engineer- ing are based, many of the opportunities presented to a physicist are similar to those offered to an engineer. A career that many physicists find to be fascinating is that of teaching. Graduate study is essential for college teachers and is desirable for research physicists. The curriculum in physics at VMI provides the academic preparation needed for graduate school. Left to Right, First Row: Col D.R Carpenter. Col. S. M. Heflin, Col. J. B. Newman, Col. R. C. Weaver. Second Rov Jablonka, Lt. W. F. Grubb, Maj. R. B. Minnix, Mr. J. T. Lewis, Capt. R. A. Jones, Maj. W. C. Sauder Mathematics is studied intensively for three years because mathematics is a necessary tool for the physi- cal scientist. In most of the scientific courses, labora- tory work is required. In addition, there are courses in laboratory techniques that are used in experimental research. Cultural courses of a non-scientific nature are included in the curriculum as a safeguard against narrowly specialized scientific training. Mallory Hall, the physics building, is modernly equipped with excellent facilities. Laboratories are equipped with an exceptionally large selection of ap- paratus. In an annex to the building, there is a nuclear physics laboratory containing a subcritical assembly (subcritical reactor), a pulsed neutron generator, and associated nuclear instrumentation. A departmental library contains an excellent collection of reference texts and files of the leading physics journals. Labora- tory rooms are available for assignment to seniors engaged in undergraduate research. Associated with the Physics Department is the Sale Planetarium in which illustrated lectures on astronomy are presented. The department also sponsors a student chapter of the American Institute of Physics which meets regu- larly to further cadet interest in the physical sciences. The merits of the Department of Physics at VMI may be partially judged by the fact that in recent years physics majors have participated in summer programs such as the Atomic Energy Program at Oak Ridge, the Scott Doane and Darrell Gritz watch Frank Crawley as he performs a lab experiment Summer Research Program at the University of Georgia, and the Institute of Space Physics at Columbia Uni- versity. Graduates in the past three years have been awarded fellowships in the Fulbright and National Science Foundation Cooperative Fellowship Programs. Ranking Physics Majors from Left to Right: William Scott Doane, Wilmore Sherrick Scott, Jr., John Gilmore Yager trrt TMENT OF MECHANICAL Colonel Arthur C. Taylor Head, Mechanical Engineering Department Although no degree is offered from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, it is, nevertheless, a neces- sary part of the Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Physics curricula. The department instructs these students in such courses as engineering graphics, statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, mechanics of materials, and heat transfer. These courses compose not only a large segment of the engineer ' s curriculum but are also generally considered the most rewarding and most demanding courses offered to the engineer. The department is located in Nichols Engineering Building along with the other engineering departments. Even though it is one of the smallest of the engineering departments, it is one of the most essential as evidenced by the courses that it offers. It has access to the modern equipment of the engineering building which is well- equipped with modern drawing rooms and a steam laboratory. Thus the Department of Mechanical En- gineering can offer the student a realistic laboratory experience and practical application of classroom principles. An example of such facilities is the recently- acquired model electric generating plant. Steam from the VMI boiler plant, which produces steam for the entire physical plant of VMI, is used to operate the model. This model, because of its highly accurate instrumentation, proves to be exceptionally useful to the students. The student is thus able to collect data concerning each phase of the production of electricity. From this data, the efficiency of the generator and variations in the output during dissimilar conditions are able to be determined. Equipment such as this Left to Right, First Row: Maj. B. D. Tate, Col. A. C. Taylor, Jr. Second Row: Mr. C. W. Watson, Maj. D. C. Brittigan, Adm. G. C. Seay ENGINEERING enables the student to become more familiar with situ- ations similar to those which he will encounter with a minimum of practical experience. The department is headed by Colonel Arthur C. Taylor. Colonel Taylor received his B.S. from VMI and obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. from Ohio State University. Assisting Colonel Taylor are Admiral George C. Seay, Major Boyce D. Tate, Major D. C. Brittigan, and Mr. C. W. Watson. Two other members of the department, Captain R. S. Trandel and H. A. Kurstedt are on leave of absence pursuing graduate studies. It is through such educational pursuits that the department main- tains its excellence. There is the possibility within the coming years that VMI will begin offering a degree in Mechanical Engineering; the department is constantly improving and preparing for such an advancement. DEPARTM OF MILITARY SCIENCE The excellence of the ROTC program at VMI is undeniably a principal factor behind VMI ' s rating as one of the finest military colleges in the nation. Entering Fourth Classmen choosing the Army ROTC program are instructed in the organization of the Army and the Reserve Officers Training Corps, marksmanship, the Army ' s role in national security, and characteristics of basic Army weapons. A program covering many aspects of the Army, including its history, is pursued by the cadet until the second semester of his Third Class year. The cadet then chooses one of the three combat arms— Armor, Artillery, or Infantry— in which he will continue his advanced military studies. Subjects relevant to the chosen branch are studied for the re- maining semester of the Third Class year. During the Second Class year, the advanced ROTC course places emphasis on leadership and teaching techniques, tactics, and the use of materials organic to the chosen branch. The First Class year instruction encompasses logistics, military law, U. S. and world affairs, and other related subjects. In the interim between the Second and First Class years, all cadets enrolled in Army ROTC attended a General Military Science summer camp held at a speci- fied military installation. In summer camp, classroom studies are given practical application in fields of leader- ship and small unit tactics. The excellent performance record established by VMI cadets at summer camp gives evidence of the high instructional standards main- tained by VMI ' s Military Science Department. Those cadets meriting the award of Distinguished Military Student are eligible to receive a regular com- mission in the Army, while others receive a reserve commission. Members of the Military Science Department, Assigned Army officers and non-commissioned officers, also serve as tactical officers for the Corps. They supervise Military Duty, direct the Spring Field Training Exercise and First Class Trip, and advise the Cadet chain-of-command in leading the Corps. Colonel George H. Simpson Professor of Military Science First Row: Maj. Hammond, Col. Simpson, Lt. Col. Head Second Row: Maj. Holley, Capt. Brokenshire, Capt. Warring, Capt. Drudik, Capt. Siegel, Capt. Alsheimer Third Row: Sgt. Winger, Sgt. Lanier, Sgt. Brc. n, Sgt. Strom, Sgt. Palesky, Sgt. Cox, Sgt. Payne, Sgt. Jones - m DEPARTMENT OF AIR SCIENCE Today, with the threat of nuclear attack eminent, it is necessary that a strong deterrant force be kept mobile. The mainstay of this deterrant power is the United States Air Force. It is, therefore, the responsibility of the Air Force to help keep us free. To accomplish its task, it must be supplied with leaders well qualified for entrance to the profession of arms. The training of such men is the job of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. At VMI, the Fourth Classman entering his first year of the AFROTC is presented with a complete orientation into Air Force organization, its men, its past, and above all, its future. In his Third Class year, he ventures into the realm of aerospace weapons systems and their operation. With entrance into the Second Class, the Air Force cadet enrolls in the advanced course; his studies include Contemporary Military Thought, logistics, and other subjects necessary in the proper education of a future Air Force officer. Follow- ing the Second Class year, all Air Force cadets attend a Summer Training Unit held at one of eighteen Air Force bases throughout the country. At this four-week camp, the theoretical knowledge of the classroom is applied to practical knowledge of operations. The First Class, and final year of instruction brings the ultimate goal to those who would wear the Air Force Wings of Silver: Flight Instruction. This program, available to the qualified cadet, results in single-engine aircraft flight training. The four years of AFROTC end with graduation and HP I Lieutenant Colonel Millard O. Anderson Professor of Air Science presentation of Regular or Reserve Air Force commis- sions. The VMI Department of Air Science has thus done its part in educating young leaders to be competent Air Force officers. ■1 irffr llii nrf ll First Row: Capt. Best, Maj. Wessel, Capt. West. Second Row: Sgt. Pusser, Sgt. Downs, Sgt. Adkins, Airman Sc irias n Eaagffa© THE iLETIC DEPARTMENT Duke Ellington came to VMI three years ago with the expressed purpose of bringing VMI closer to the maximum point of production in the field of athletics. In his role of athletic director, he has succeeded admirably. Although handicapped by the lack of available funds, he has pushed the minor sports as far as possible, and this year has seen the development of representative teams in fencing and judo. He has strengthened the football schedule, so that in the immediate future VMI will be playing schedules that include opponents of the calibre of Georgia, Army, and West Virginia and has voiced the intention of bringing better teams to Lexington. Ellington ' s staff is small, but able. Former backfield coach, Clark King, is Director of Physical Education and is presently engaged in improving VMI ' s physical edu- cation plant and curriculum. Toward these goals of im- provement, King is assisted by Fred Kelley and Jack Reilly, both graduates of Springfield College. Kelley, as head trainer, has been a worthy successor to the de- ceased Herb Patchin. He is credited with introducing the isometric program to VMI and is one of the recognized authorities on isometric conditioning in the East. Reilly is now in the process of reviving the moribund intramural program, and has done much to stimulate interest in the Corps. With his election to the Vice-Presidency of the South- ern Conference, Col. S. Murray Heflin gives added lustre to his position of Chairman of the Athletic Council. He heads up a committee which includes seven Institute officers, three members of the Alumni Association, and three members of the Corps of Cadets, that is responsible for direction and purpose in VMI athletics. Clyde L. " Duke " Ellington Athletic Director Clark King Director of Physical Education Coach Fred G. Kelley John J. Reilly Instructor in Physical Education Henry Johnson Equipment Manager NT George Delk Athletic Department VARSITY FOOTBALL There were a few gaps in the VMI football line-up when the class of ' 64 graduated. These places were taken over by eager sophomores and juniors who, if they lacked experience, did not lack spirit. The Keydets concentrated on their running most of the year, and their offense was set up to take full advantage of the speed of their backs. When the situation called for a pass, however, VMI was not lacking in big men at the end positions The defense also took advantage of the team ' s speed, making up for what it lacked in sizeby being fast and mobile. The placement of the team ' s abilities to their best advantage against bigger schools and heavier teams is an example of the fine leadership of Coach McKenna and his staff. The staff includes Sam Timer, Jim Sam Gillespie and Carmen Piccone. These men are tough and hard to please on the practice field, but off duty they are ready to help any cadet solve a pressing problem. With this type of staff, if 1964 was a " building season, " 1965 will be a winning season. Co-Captains Joe Bush and Donnie White discuss footba withcoach John McKenna First Row: Fitzgerald. Reed, Amos, Patterson, Win Second Row: Jones, Turner, Willis, Parker, MacMillan, Stafford, LaPosta, Swann, Currence Third Row: Wertz, Breckenridge, Talley, Mervosh, Telzrow, Green, Gillette, Boese, Witt, Phlegar Fourth Row: Young, Reifsnider, Oliver, Browder, Orrison, Wilkinson, Carter, Randolph, Ellet, T. Rhodes Fifth Row: Minor, Shorter, Dermott, Nerone, Rhodes, Irby, Clarke, Gedris, Wilkinson THE Joe Bush ' 65 End Donnie White ' 65 Halfback Granny Amos ' 65 Fullback Butch Whitt ' 65 Halfback Mike Patterson ' 65 Halfback Dick Phillips ' 65 Guard Bill Reed ' 65 Center Charlie Snead ' 65 Quarterback KEYDETS Bill Currence ' 66 Center : om Slater ' 66 Fullback Ted Mervosh ' 67 Halfback Clay Minor ' 67 Tackle B R » a| Bob LaPosta ' 66 Guard Jamie Browder ' 66 End Tom Rhodes ' 67 Halfback Carl Rhodes ' 66 End WILLIAM AND MARY On a cold, rainy, frustrating day, 3,500 fans turned out to watch the Big Red go down in defeat at the hands of the William and Mary Indians by a score of 14-12. Not even the cheering from the General As- sembly could prevent this game from being a game of " first. " It was the first time in ten years the Keydets had lost their opening game, and it was the first time in as many years that the Big Red had lost to the Indians. As the first quarter was drawing to a close, the Indians ' big Harold Rausch swept his own right end and registered a six point tally. The second quarter was almost a duplicate of the first with neither offense looking very strong on the muddy turf. Trailing 7-0 at the start of the second half, the Big Red looked like a new team on the field. In the third quarter, quarterback Charlie Snead handed off to fullback Granville Amos who broke through right tackle, eluded the secondary, and streaked 98 yards for a touchdown and a new Southern Conference record for the longest play from scrimmage. William and Mary popped right back and scored on a plunge by fullback Miller to give the Indians a 14-6 lead. Late in the fourth quarter the Big Red again drove goal- ward, and, with only a minute and a half left in the game, co-captain Donnie White scampered for two yards and a touchdown. Again the two point con- version try failed and the scoring for the day was over with William and Mary coming out on top 14-12. RICHMOND W« . r 3n? After an opening day loss to William and Mary, the team travelled to Richmond for a game with the highly rated Spiders. VMI was out to avenge their loss, and the University of Richmond was hoping to win their third game from the Keydets since 1955. The Spiders opened fast, and scored the second time they had their hands on the ball. Warren Hayes scored from two yards out; the PAT was no good, and Richmond led by 6-0 at the end of the quarter. On the third play in the second quarter, Richmond tallied with a thirty yard aerial from Ronnie Smith to John Hilton. Again the PAT was wide and the score remained 12-0. The Keydets fought back, and thirteen plays later scored on a pass from quarterback Charlie Snead to end Dan Phlegar. Ricky Parker kicked the extra point. Fighting back with a 12-7 half time deficit, the Keydets held Richmond when they elected to try to make two inches on fourth down on their own 30. Two plays later Granville Amos swept right end for 23 yards and the touchdown. Parker ' s kick made it 14-12 in favor of the cadets. Richmond slashed back and twelve plays later scored on a six yard pass from Smith to Hilton. Hayes passed to Aldricly for a two point conversion and Richmond was leading by 20-14. The Keydets last glimmer of hope faded when a Snead pass was intercepted on the Spider ' s 31 with only a minute left in the game. Co-captains Joe Bush and Donnie White turned in their usual excellent game, even though the gold team was forced to play for fifty minutes. Larry Wertz, Joe Straub, Dick Phillips, and John Turner were standouts on both offense and defense both of which showed a great improvement over the previous William and Mary loss. VILLANOVA Hoping to break into the winning column, the scrappy Keydets travelled to Philadelphia to do battle with Villanova, one of the most powerful independ- ents in the country. For VMI it was a long afternoon, for though the defense was good, the offense simply failed to jell. Villanova ' s line, outweighing the Big Red by nearly twenty pounds per man, stopped the Keydet attack throughout the game. The Wildcats ' attack was both extravagant and frugal. It was extravagant in its explosiveness; it was frugal because it made some little accomplishments go a long way. For instance, after afirst quarter defensive battle, John Connell, the Wildcat quarterback, completed only two passes, and both turned out to be touchdowns. The first was an 81 yard play to Seinyak, and the second was a 27 yard strike to McDonald. It is interesting to note that these were the only two Wildcat completions of the day, but they accounted for 108 yards. Though the third quarter was an equal battle, both offensively and defensively, the big Villanova line was able to break Green loose on a 60 yard touch- down run. The fourth quarter saw VMI quarterback Charlie Snead add a spark to the weak offense with some brilliant passing. Beautiful pass catching by Tom Rhodes and Carl Rhodes kept the attack alive, as the Big Red charged downfield for its lone score of the day. On third down on the 21, Snead faded back and fired a six point strike to Donnie White. Rick Parker kicked the extra point. The Wildcats came right back to tally on a 59 yard run by Brown which ended the scoring for the day and which gave Villa- nova a 27-7 victory. VIRGINIA Before 18,000 spectators in the Tobacco Bowl in Richmond, the fighting Keydets challenged the big, fast Virginia eleven in a game which was supposed to be an easy victory for the Wahoos. It was a victory for the Cavaliers, but the game was won in the last four minutes by a score of 20-19. VMI opened the scoring in the first quarter when sophomore Hill Ellet threw a beautiful 52 yard scoring aerial to Eric Hart to give the Keydets a 7-0 edge. Vir- ginia came to life, and, on the next play from scrim- mage, Carroll Jarvis scampered 50 yards to the VMI 17. Three plays later the Wahoos scored, and a two point conversion was good. The second quarter was uneventful, with the exception of an unsuccess- ful field goal try by VMI ' s Ted Mervosh from the 35. Early in the third period, Mike Patterson, who played brilliantly all day for the Keydets, staged an 81 yard scoring run that came two plays after Donnie White intercepted a Wahoo pass on his own five. John Turner delivered a key block as Patterson was turning the right corner, and then Mike outraced everybody. The conversion was blocked, and the Keydets led 13-8. The Cavaliers stormed right back; seven plays after the Keydets fumbled on their own forty, U.Va. ' s Hodges scored. The PAT was wide and the Cavaliers led 14-13. In the fourth quarter Patterson again scored to give the Big Red a 19-14 lead. Two clutch third down receptions, one by tackle John Turner and the other by end Carl Rhodes helped to keep the scoring drive alive but the big Virginia team slashed back, this time moving to the cadet 31, and after being stalled to produce a third and 15 situation, Hodges threw a perfect touchdown pass to Molenari to give the Wahoos a 20-19 lead and what turned out to be a squeaking victory. BUFFALO The following week the Big Red travelled to Buffalo, New York, to take on the strong University of Buffalo eleven. Going into the fourth quarter it looked as though VMI had a sure victory, but the Bulls came from behind with a pair of fourth period touchdowns to hand the winless Keydets their fifth consecutive defeat, 14-10, before a homecoming crowd of 21,000. VMI ' s Charlie Snead and Hill El let harassed Buffalo in the first half with their passing, hitting on eight of ten throws, including a nine yard toss from Ellet to Tom Rhodes for a score. VMI dominated play so much in the first period that Buffalo handled the ball only eleven times. Buffalo narrowly missed scoring in the second period when Willie Shine fumbled on the VMI two where Keydet guard Richard Phillips recovered. Leading 7-0 at the opening of the second half, the Big Red moved the ball to the Buffalo 21 . After being stalled for three downs, Ricky Parker booted a 21 yard field goal to put VMI out in front 10-0. Shortly after the last period began, Buffalo center Jim Duprey intercepted one of Charlie Snead ' s tosses on his own 36 and raced 56 yards to the VMI 7 before being downed. Gondino scored three plays later from the one and Gilbert followed with a two- point end run. After the kickoff, VMI moved to the Bulls 31 where Snead missed two passes. The Bulls took over at their 30. They marched downfield where Gilbert crashed over for the final touchdown and a Buffalo victory by the margin of 14-10. A fourth quarter loss is a disheartening defeat, but a disappointed VMI team left the field resolved to reverse their ways and bring home a victory for the Institute. DAVIDSON ! 5 ' It didn ' t look like the same VMI team that tooK the field against the Davidson Wildcats at Homecom- ings on Alumni Field, for when the Big Red elatedly left the gridiron, they took with them a 35-0 victory. In snapping their six-game losing streak, VMI dominated play all the way. Most of the damage was accomplished overland. Two touchdowns were scored by fullback Granville Amos, Joe Bush snared a 16 yard pass from Charlie Snead for another, Tom Slater dove for two yards for the fourth strike, and fourth unitfullback Butch Whitt crashed through for the last touchdown of the afternoon, late in the fourth period. For Davidson it was a long, torturous afternoon. The Wildcats, seldom able to get their offense in motion, threatened only once. It had been a near miss season for the Keydets up to this one. A total of 13 points had been the margin of defeat in four of the five losses. Against the Wild- cats, the Keydets accomplished what must have seemed to Coach McKenna a 180 degree turn. The defense limited the Wildcats to 175 yards total offense and restricted Steve Heckard, one of the Southern Conferences leading passers, to 7 for 18 and 60 yards. The VMI attack did not rest. The Keydets finished with 315 yards, their most prolific effort of the sea- son, and did it like a well oiled machine. Defensive leaders for the Big Red were end Joe Bush, who also caught thr ee passes for 67 yards and a touchdown, and right linebacker Bill Currence. Fifteen different Keydets carried the ball, and all 45 Keydets on the squad played. •V ' TULANE Riding high after a 35-0 win over Davidson, the Big Red travelled to New Orleans to take on Tulane of the powerful SEC. The Green Wave, looking for its second win in 27 starts, literally washed the Keydets off the field, with a 25-6 victory. A homecoming crowd of 18,000 saw George Smith, a 200 pound junior, spark Tulane ' s ground attack. Meanwhile, the " Posse, " the Greenies ' big, tough defensive unit, all but smothered the Keydets, who crossed the midfield strip only twice before they were able to rip into Tulane ' s end-zone for a final period tally. The Big Red scored on a perfectly exe- cuted 19 yard run by sophomore Ted Mervosh. Smith did most of the lugging as Tulane moved 55 yards in 11 plays for the opening touchdown in the second quarter. Jerry Graves scored from the three Moments later, the Posse ' s Jim Davis snared a VMI aerial and dashed 50 yards to the Keydet 12. Dave East scored 2 plays later to give Tulane a 12-0 half- time lead. Tulane ' s final touchdown came in the fourth period when Ab Higgins barreled over from the three. Tom Slater had the best day for the Keydets with 20 yards in seven tries, as the Posse held the Big Red to 59 yards rushing. John Turner and Joe Bush again put in their usual outstanding perform- ances, John being credited with eleven individual tackles, and Joe turning in numerous end sweeps. The defensive performance for the Big Red was admirable; the offense just failed to click. DETROIT Hoping to get back in the winning column, the Keydets travelled to Michigan to take on the huge University of Detroit team. The Titans outweighed the fighting Keydets by nearly 20 pounds per man, and simply ground out the yardage for a 28-7 victory. The Titans scored twice in the first period before the Keydets could get their initial first down, and then it was the fourth time with the ball. Quarter- back Dick Waring teamed with Fred Beier and Dennis Assenmacker in building a powerful and diversified attack, as they gained 412 yards in total offense. Beier scored twice on 1 yard bursts while Assenmarcher and Jo D ' Angelo scored one each. VMI had two threats turned back. After the Titans ' first kickoff, Amos returned the ball 85 yards, but the Big Red was unable to score. The Keydets reached Detroit ' s six in the final minute, but two passes failed and the game ended. Captain Donnie White proved to be VMI ' s top receiver with three receptions for 65 yards as quarterback Charlie Snead clicked on five of 1 1 passes and 92 yards. The Keydets drove 80 yards for their second quarter touchdown after Mike Patterson kept the drive alive with a beautiful pass reception on afourth and 13 situation. Four plays later Granny Amos scored from the one. Amos was also the Big Red ' s top rusher; he accounted for 39 of the Keydets 69 yards on the ground. Larry Wertz, Dick Phillips, and Joe Bush wer;: standouts on defense, as Donnie White, Mike Patter- son, and Granville Amos shown on offense. INDOOR TRACK Coach Cormack ' s indoor trackmen have gone into their 1965 season with one of the strongest teams in years, and with a brand new $20,000 grasstex track. The new track makes the static half of a winning combi- nation. The VMI Winter Relays brought representation from 27 schools. The mile relay team, consisting of John Crotty, Norm Radford, Colin Blakemore and Barry Walker, captured a record, as did two other teams: the hurdle shuttles (Buddy Bail Mo, Buddy Beall, John Craddock and Dabney Pasco), and the 2-mile relay team of John Crotty, Frank Louthan, Norm Radford and Nat Ward. Individual performances were good also as Norm Radford qualified for the Nationals in the 600 and Dabney Pasco in the 70-yard high hurdles. Jim Sherrard topped the night by breaking a record in the triple jump. This year ' s team is heavily bounded with seniors; in the broad jump are Mick Finn and Co-captain Jim Sherrard; Bill Bynum and Richard Moring have been the shot-putters; Dees Stallings in the 60 as is Phil Shu who should be a constant point asset to the team. Richard Graves is high jump contender, and Buddy Baillio, John Craddock and Meybin Lea are the senior hurdlers. VMI has always been strong in the middle distance events, led by Nat Ward (record holder in 880), Norm Radford, Barry Walker, Mark Freeburn and Colin Blakemore. Co-captain Ed Engle leads the distance pacers, along with Jack Frazer and Jim Sinclair. indoor Track Captains Butch Engle and Jim Sherrard joined with Coach Cormack to lead the VMI team to a highly successful season Sinclair and Engle demonstrate fine running form against the William and Mary Indian cindermen M, iHvsA l- M,N ' M I i I ' (Hi iv. M V; rst Row, Left to Right: Sherrard, Engle. Second Row: Lea, Freeburn, Radford, Shu, Walker, Blakemore, Ward, Sinclair, Frazer, Stallings. Third Row: i Louthan, Pasco, Sturgis, Turner, Buis, Bland, Moring, Campbell, Crotty, Graham. Fourth Row: Niedermayer. Beall, Rhodes, Daniels, Jenks, Beall, Potter, Decher, Rogers. Fifth Row: Henry, Coach Cormack, Hammrick OUTDOOR TRACK The outdoor track team, under coaches Cormack and Martin, had a host of outstanding individuals. The familiar quartet of Norman Radford, Nat Ward, Crotty and Louthan shared responsibilities in the 880 and 440. The combination of John Baillio, John Craddock, Beall and Pasco assaulted titles in both the 120 yard high hurdles and the 330 yard intermediate hurdles. The broad jump was strengthened by Jim Sherrard, Decker and Rhodes. Co-captain Jim Sherrard led these jumpers and Bland in the triple-jump. Graves and Campbell added support in the high jump. Ed Engle, the other Co-captain, shared responsibilities in the mile and 2 mile with Jack Frazer, Jim Sinclair, Turner and Bouis. Richard Moring and Charlie Smith constituted the strength in the weight- men ' s events; Phil Shu led Stallings and Barry Walker in furnishing the needed strength in the sprints. Coaches Cormack and Martin feel that this was the best team to come along in several years and that it still has undeveloped potential. Outdoor track captains Butch Engle and Jim Sherrard confer with their coach, Major Cormack First Row, Left to Right: Engle, Sherrard. Second Row: Sinclair, Louthan, Radford, Craddock, Stallings, Graham, Niedermyer, Shu, Lea, Smith. Third Row: Moring, Bland, Bouis, Pasco, Soloman, Turner, Crotty, Beall, Sturgis, Nichols. Fourth Row: Freeburn, Walker, Graves, Decher, Groome, Campbell. Fifth Row: Hamrick, Coach Martin, Henry, Coach McCormack, Jenks BASEBALL After winning ten of their first fifteen games, last year ' s baseball team did an about face and lost seven of their last eight. The loss of Billy Loughridge and Dick Hightower plus a combination of unlucky accidents and incidents was responsible for the mid-season turnabout. This year Loughridge was back as captain, and High- tower was counted on for the catching chores. Two All-American candidates, Donnie White and Percy Sensabaugh were the bulwark of what proved to be one of the best Keydet baseball teams in years. Joe Bush is another steady performer in the outfield as well as the team ' s leading RBI producer. Charlie Schmaus was a candidate for third base, while teammate Jeff Gausepohl backed up Sensabaugh on the mound with southpaws Don Reed and Jim Maurer giving added support. It all added up to a solid veteran team that, coupled with the excellent talent from last year ' s rat team, the best in VMI history, considerably augmented Coach Chuck McGinnis ' previous four-year record of 33-31-1. Coach McGinnis discusses batting techniques with Captain Billy Loughridge First Row, Left to Right: Gregg, Young, Porter, Ward, Hinkel, Hartman, Cather, Maurer, Taylor. Second Row: Coach McGii Conques, Brent, Lucia, Sweigart, McKain, White, Hightower, Dwain, Roundtree. Third Row: Handwerker, Pre McMenamin, Gauspohl, Terry, Workman, Bush, Loughridge, Sensabaugh NOGRAM CLUB HONEST -PRIDE -TO -THEIR- INSTRyCTORS -AND -FAIR - SOLDIERS : ATTACHED -TO -THEIR- NATIVE -STATE .FAME AND READY IN- EVERY- TI ME OF DEEPEST PERIL ■TO- VINDICATE HER HO NOR OR- DEJEND ■ HER- RIGHTS m -» w ' S --• " ' AS I p 9 ! 3 ' ? ' - v fa ©£ J 1 ) f if r " First Row: Frazer, Bynum, C. F. Smith, Ward, Bragg, Blakemore, Straub, Amos, Moring, Bush, Hart, Slater, Snead, Conques, Finn, M, Kearney, St. Clair, Baillio, Craddock Second Row: Hyatt, R. Lee, Radford, Shu, Sherrard, Fleet, Law, B. Walker, Workman, Reed, Maurer, Sweigart, J. Hill Third Row: R. P. Graves, Borden, Hosket, Meybin, Crotty, Louthan, Talley, Turner, Hartman, D. Reed, Parker Fourth Row: M. Henry, V. Turner, Goodall, E. Hines, C. Beall, C. Rhodes, R. Hines, Currence, Wick, H. Jones, J. McEwan, E. Willis, Harrel THE CHEERLEADERS J. W. Mountcastle, P. R. Charrington, J. S. Eberhardt, T. S. Lilly, B. R. Bodenheim, R. P. Graves, J. S. McEwan Seated: M. A. Williams FENCING First Row: R. P. Ritchie , E C. Hoy, R. H Simpson Second Ro t gion, J. R. H. Mc Murphy P. F. VanNot H. Trossbach Cutcheon, J. H. e, J. E. Good- L. Sonstein Lingle, W. A Third Row: D. Henor J. S. Eberh , D. B. Clark art, J. E. Forsyth Fourth Row Fifth Row: • M. E. Hall, S. E. Miller D. K A. Long W. Kowalsk JUDO First Row: J. C. Burns, Kiniez, Newton, Romaine, Edmunds Second Row: Schneider, McKee, Wycoff, Knox Whitt, Andrews Third Row: Flavin, D. J. Wagner, Dornsife, McDermott. Roberts, Evans RIFLE First Row: W. R. Walsh, J. E. Hayes, J. K. Maurer, T. C. Marshall, D. H. Bristow, H. J. Lee Second Row: Coach Palesky, E. F. Guida, J. P. Tate, D. F. Wells. R, E. Wick, M. Toch, H. P. Dickerson, P. H. Breland, H. C. Smith, D. M. Roberts, manager ' , fr- RAT BASEBALL First Row: Moffit, Pauls, Malone, Norment, Crotwell, Hicks, Kemper, Harding, Phillips, Holland, McCush Second Row: Coach Hobbs, Andrassy, Pen- nington, Lanier, Jeffrey, Maddox, Frick, Mills, Edmonds, Harris, Clark, Kilwaski RAT SPORTS First Row; Brassington, Chapla, Rankin, Falzone, Burg, Chap- man, Ramsburg, Kump, Mills, Carter, Bishop Second Row: Cranford, Clark, Mahoney, T. Byrd, Smythers, Lanier, Lambert, Schmalzriedt, Wite, Smith, Ward Third Row: O ' Conner, Herbster, Bowers, Andrews, Hill, Warren, DiFrank, Orton, Buzzard Fourth Row: Murphy, Waldron, Taylor, Delk, Griffin, Crenshaw, Wilson, Reeves, Wise, McElroy, Blankenship Fifth Row: Coach Chuck McGinnis, Walton, J. Byrd, Klemas, Herbert, Mgr. Hickey, Ferguson First Row: Yurachek, Smith, Emerson, Kemper, Siegel, Beach Second Row: Coach Hobbes, Duthie, Wilson, Powers, De Vos, Frick, Hince, Philpott First Row: Taylor, Murphey, MacCallum, Crenshaw, Fletcher Underwood, Vaughn, Leuine, Kritakara Second Row: Hosteller, Trenck, Johnson, Dav Swink, Hagan, Cowardin, Miller, Scwartz Haney, Klemas, Jackson, King, Waldron, Holland, Wood First Row: Coach Kennedy, Ellis, Bouck, McGehee, Zachman, VanLandingham, Woodbury Second Row: Bragg, Wallace, Andrews, Barton, Flemming, Dryant, Harris Third Row: Cook, McPhearson, Jones, Todd, Augustine, Taylor, Scheftel, Calfee, Stulty, Contantine, Mgr. Ash RAT SPORTS First Row: Phillips, Anderson, Schafer, Avery, Balch, Long Second Row: D. Avery, Sweeny, Ellis, Drake First Row: Smith, Boyd, Jones, Roberts, Kelly, Griffin, Herbert, White, Pinizotto Second Row: McGlothlin, Lester, Broadous, Orton, Biggs, Buzzard, Padgett, Johnson, Blanchette Third Row: Rickets, Schnabel, Hyatt, Bowers, Finn, Jones, Burnett, Talbott, Kershaw, Hill Fourth Row: Ryann, Warriner, Coach Cormack, Hamerick, Van Hoose, Wall First Row: Jones, Boyd, Biggs, Schnabel, Pinizotto, Warriner, Jones, Burnett Second Row: Broadous, Blanchette, Padgett, Lester, Talbott, Hyatt Third Row: Kelly, Roberts, Kershaw First Row: Wall, Hyatt, Biggs, Schnable, Hubbard, Roberts, Kelley, Fleming Second Row: Blanchette, Johnson, Jones, Hill, Bowers, Smith, Padgett, McLouthan Third Row: VanHoose, Fletcher, Orton, Pinizzatto, Lester, Ryan, Flinn, Reeves Fourth Row: Hamrick, Coach Martin, Jenks, Hart NTRAMURAL SPORTS Cwnttn — rr Aawn ( rmn aeffawKras E HONOR COURT I. Lee Chapman President of the Honor Court The Honor System is the basic fiber in the life of every VMI cadet; it is the foundation upon which VMI is built. The Honor Code is simple: cadets do not lie, cheat or steal. By placing these restrictions on them- selves, members of the Corps have established a repu- tation that is above reproach. It is the duty and re- sponsibility of every member of the Corps to uphold and guard the Honor System. The pride that every cadet has in the Honor Code is not only an intimate part of himself, but also extends to his parents, friends and everyone who is associated with, or is familiar with, the Virginia Military Institute. The VMI Honor Code has become known as the strong- est and best code throughout the United States; it has been the model for numerous other college codes. The Honor Court represents the apex of the Honor System at VMI. The first class members are selected by their classmates to represent them on the Honor Court. There are ten first class members and four from the second class. The members of the Honor Court have been given the highest, yet most burdensome, responsibility in the Corps. Thus the strength and reputation of the Honor System depends upon the moral strength and character of every cadet. It is to be guarded and passed on as a monument to the integrity of the Corps— past, present, and future. First Row, Left to Right: Jordan, Chiles, Robertson, Chapman, Scott, Engle, Bush. Second Ro Sweigart, Talman, Ramsburg w: Badgett, Farmer, Nichols, Jones, THE GENERAL AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES As much as the words " Brother Rat, " the General and Executive Committees have their roots deep in the traditions of the Institute. They are, in structure, two committees in one, differentiated slightly in purposes and procedure. The General Committee evolved in 1932 from the unification of several smaller committees which dealt with gentlemanly conduct and discipline within the Corps. Today, the General Committee enforces this code and maintains class privileges, earned by classes as they advance. Any member of the Corps, can send another cadet before the committee to be tried for his violation of class privileges. The General Committee, being authorized by the Superintendent, assigns proper disciplinary action for offenses. The positions of the General Committee are held by the President, Vice President, and Historian of each of the upper three classes, with the officers of the first class presiding. Members also include the chairman of the Rat Disciplinary Committee, a member of the first class elected at large, and a secretary appointed by the committee. The Historian of the third class acts as Sergeant at Arms. The Executive Committee has been created in recent years to deal with cases involving the public image and reputation of the Corps. The procedure of this committee is similar to that of the General Com- mittee with the exception that only class officers vote on cases. The General and Executive Committees are thus more than disciplinary bodies; they spark and maintain respect for privileges and traditions within the Corps and protect the standards and reputation of the Corps in its public image. J - 1 % : v MS» I Charles Louis Siegel President of the General and Executive Committees Cs rs i J immtM C. Smitr R. W, Ul L. P. Egan, P. P. Shu. C. L, Siegel, W. G. Robertson, R nston, L. C. Reifsnider, M. C. Taylor, R. C. Randolph, R B. Battista M. Irby, S. B. Heltzel First Row: R. A. Carpenter, R. E. Lee, H. C. Smith, I. Lipping, J. E. Marshall Second Row: W. M. Riddick, F. E. Wiseman, C. A. Russell, C. E. Smith, R. Handwerker RAT DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE Of the many singular aspects associated with VMI, the Rat System, or Rat Line, is undoubtedly the most influential in the life of every cadet passing even a brief time within the walls of barracks. It is a well-known and long-proven fact that the degree of unity and class spirit achieved by any class at VMI is directly related to the strength of the Rat Line applied to that class. The key organization in this application is the Rat Disciplinary Committee. The RDC, as it is commonly known, has the dual purpose of both enforcing the various restrictions under which new cadets live, and the imposition of penalities whenever these restrictions are violated. The Com- mittee is composed of one first classman elected from each company, and a President, elected from the first class at large. It is a stipulation that these men may not hold rank higher than that of sabre-bearing sergeant. The RDC is a branch of the General Committee, and, as such, is subject to the direct supervision of the president of the first class. The present RDC has very little resemblance to its forerunner, the Officers of the Guard Association. While the latter was able to impose its famous " OGA tours " as penalities, the RDC may mete out only con- finement and regular penalty tours. Also, whereas the OGA was allowed to detain a Rat at a meeting as long as it was felt necessary, the RDC may have a Rat on the fifth stoop for no more than thirty minutes. The RDC has also limited the physical activity required of the Rat while attending the meeting. As long as the Rat System remains a part of VMI, the RDC will continue to impartially enforce those restrictions essential in producing individuals who will respect the Rat Line and its purpose. N Henry C. Smith President of the Rat Disciplinary Committee Left to Right: Norton, Hylton, Faulkner, Watson RAT SOCIAL COMMITTEE Donald S. Faulkner Chairman of the Rat Social Committee Three years ago, the Commandant ' s Committee for New Cadets was created to provide instruction in military and social courtesy. This committee, now known informally as the Rat Social Committee, is com- posed of eight upperclass cadets appointed by the Commandant upon the recommendation of the cadet chairman. A tactical officer of the Army ROTC de- tachment serves as advisor. The committee presents a three-phase program, consisting of instructional sessions, Saturday evening entertainment, and the New Cadet Mixer, held during the first month of the school session. This mixer, attended by girls from neighboring women ' s colleges, is the highlight of the Rat social season. During the instructional phase of the program Rats receive lectures on military courtesy and pro- cedure, table manners (other valuable social graces), and history and traditions of the Institute. The Satur- day evening entertainment consists of movies, both military and popular, and lectures on various topics. A small booklet, Military Courtesy at VMI, is given to all Rats early in September and is used as a text to supplement the entire course. JCATIONS BOARD Colonel James W. Pence Chairman of the Publications Board The Publications Board is a faculty-cadet organi- zation created for the purpose of formulating standard policies and operating procedures for all cadet publi- cations. It is one of the few organizations in which cadets have an opportunity to present and discuss their views with members of the faculty concerning various aspects of barracks publications. As such, the Board acts as the official liaison between the Corps of Cadets and the Institute; it is a practical application of the belief that cadets should, as much as possible, control their own affairs. Effective since May, 1962, the membership of the Board consists of: the Faculty Advisor to the BOMB; the Faculty Advisor to the Cadet; the Public Relations officer; a faculty representative at large; the Editor of the Cadet; the Managing Editor of the Cadet; the Leftto Right: Mr. H. S. Bausum, I. Lipping, J. S. Shepherd, Mr. J. L Presbrey W P Self Cm , w p J.G.Sip ' olski.J G TlzyS FG f Louthan " " " ' R ' Walker ' CoL A ' H ' Morrison Ward, Breland and Lipping work hard to prepare the copy for an edition of the VMI Cadet Porterfield, Pauls, Self and Bunting prepare the copy for the 1965 BOMB Business Manager of the Cadet; the Editor of the BOMB; the Business Manager of the BOMB; a First Class cadet representative and a Second Class representative. Meeting each month, or convened as the chairman of the board finds it necessary, the Board functions as the ultimate authority regarding the selection of the heads of the respective publications with the endorse- ment of the officers of the upper three classes, estab- lishes standard bookkeeping policies, sets the stipu- lations for advertising furloughs, maintains a reserve fund for emergency and or special use, and has the responsibility of fixing a fair, maximum remuneration level for the publications staffs. Since the inception of the Board, it has provided a mutually respected policy statement concerning all phases of cadet publications. With this firm founda- tion the Board assures a smooth transition of publi- cations staffs with each succeeding year. Indeed, it provides the responsible cadets with a means of deter- mining what is permissable and in keeping with the traditional quality of their respective publications. In all, a sense of responsibility is inherent in their actions, and the result is a college annual of traditionally high quality of which the faculty, Corps, and alumni can each be proud, and nationally recognized weekly news- paper which admirably presents those events and matters of timely and current interest in barracks and the Institute as a whole. Each year, the members of the Board recognize those cadets who have contributed to the maintenance and further development of intellectual excellence of barracks publications at an annual Publications Board banquet. It is here that the staff of the various publi- cations have an opportunity to recognize their outstand- ing subordinates. The Publications Board guarantees the Corps ' exercise of freedom of expression within the limits that insure the maintenance of the Institute ' s high intellectual tradition. It is a unique and worthy example of faculty-staff common respect and cooperation to present to the Corps and to the alumni publications of our highest possible quality. - F THE 1965 BOMB r. - £$ » £ " w arren Pratt Self :ditor-in-Chief Donald Harding Sylvester Layou t and Picture Editor James Stuart Shepherd Business Manager James Richard Porterfield Managing Editor i Larry Preston Egan Photography Editor j Leroy Bertram Alford Circulation Manager Keith Alan Ramsay First Class Editor James Ernest Hayes, Jr. Chief Photographer EDITORIAL STAFF Left to Right: Perkins, Hines, Flinn, Pauls, Gallagher, Mountcastle, Whitaker, Buchanan, Robblee, Sanderson BUSINESS STAFF Left to Right: Davis, Bolger, Alford, Groseclose CADET STAFF " V John Robert Walker Editor-in-Chief David Aaron Kovach Business Manager Imre Lipping Managing Editor Henry Clay Smith, III Columnist Ralph Byron Robertson Sports Editor Forrest Ambrose Norman, Jr Contributing Editor Jward Frank Wittel, Jr. Contributing Editor James Robert Hughes Contributing Editor Mark Warren Freeburn Contributing Editor EDITORIAL STAFF Left to Right: Miley, Ward, Breland, Sonstein, Cowart, S. E. Miller, Kebulseck, Moffet, Young, V. C. Miller BUSINESS STAFF Left to Right: Besenfelder, Levine, Hagan, Anderson, McDermott, Syzmanski, Perkins, Hash, Poe, Burton. Malone Dr. James W. Vardaman College Bowl Team Coach COLLEGE In the spring of 1964, an invitation was sentto VMI to appear on the nationally televised " General Electric College Bowl. " This invitation was accepted for the 29th of November, 1964. Work was immediately begun to select and train a competent team; Dr. James W. Vardaman, Associate Professor of History, was designated as coach for the team. A series of written and oral tests were given to the more- than-eighty cadet applicants; these cadets tried out either at their department ' s request, or because they were interested in the program and felt qualified. The tests, designed to show knowledge, competitive spirit, reaction time, and extent of reading retention, quickly reduced the field. In early June, eight cadets were chosen as potential squad members from whom the four team members would be picked. Consideration was given to overall squad knowledge and balance. The eight semi-finalists were Imre Lipping, John Prosser, John Marshall, Hank Wittel, Herb Mayton, Phil Ash, Bob Randolph, and Bob Morgan. These eight were then paired to give added com- petition for the final selection. During the summer, a detailed reading and study plan was given each member. Special fields were emphasized for each pair. With the start of the fall semester, the College Bowl team went on full permit; hours normally spent in drill were devoted to reading, meeting with various members of the faculty, and practice sessions. A panel, complete with buzzers, was bor- rowed from the champion University of Virginia team; nightly practice sessions on this panel, located in the Preston Library Auditorium, became a demanding routine. The final four members of the " Go " team were chosen in early November. They were Hank Wittel, John Marshall, Bob Randolph, and Bob Morgan. The VMI College Bowl team as they appeared on TV BOWL Intense practice and study cul- minated on November 29, when the team defeated a highly-ranked Queen ' s College of New York team with a record-breaking score of four hundred points. This victory was seen nationally by approxi- mately twenty million viewers. Following this victory, the team continued to train for its match on December 13th with Lawrence Col- lege of Appleton, Wisconsin. In a very close game in which VMI outscored its opponents in the second half by 115 to 45 points, Lawrence managed to squeak out a twenty-point lead to win 170 to 150. The VMI team well deserves the respect and commendations which it received. In particular, credit for the team ' s performance is due to Dr. Vardaman, the ad- ministration, and the many faculty members who spent time and effort in working with the team. Many, many hours of effort went into pre- paring a team that represented the Institute in a most praise-worthy effort. The score that VMI achieved in its first game, a national record, has focused attention and ad- miration on the excellent academic standards and spirit of the Institute. General Shell offers his congratulations to the College Bowl team and to Dr. Vardaman, their coach I i I it ; THE GLEE CLUB The Glee Club of the Virginia Military Institute was formally organized in 1937, with Mrs. Medford G. Ramey serving as director. In 1941, Colonel Herbert N. Dillard assumed the position of director and held this post until 1958, when he was succeeded by Captain Joseph C. Pearce. Last year, the Glee Club began a new era under the direction of Captain Richard G. Huffman. Captain Huffman has proven himself an excellent musician and a dynamic director, having been a member of the National Symphony Orchestra, director of the Catholic and Jewish Choirs at West Point, and assist- ant director of the West Point Glee Club. One of the more important recent innovations has been joint Band and Glee Club concerts. These con- certs presented both organizations at their best and were widely praised by all. This season the Glee Club has added to its repertoire more serious music, which has elevated the Club ' s standing. This year the Cub has presented concerts in Washington, D. C, New York, throughout the M,dwest d ,n several ,n Virginia. The Glee r, ub continues to grow in popularity and prestige- the eZe of new records and numerous te,evis,n appearances has spread the -Sound of VM. " to thousands Robert L. McMahon President of the Glee Club THE HOP COMMITTEE William F. Ryan President of the Hop Committee During the 1964-65 school year, the VMI Hop Com- mittee again had a highly successful year. Name bands such as Si Zentner, Buddy Morrow, and Les Carlisle provided music for the formal Friday night dances; smaller groups and combos played for the informal dances on Saturday nights. This year, refreshments were served in Memorial Garden if weather permitted, dining permits were re- vised to allow a cadet to meet his date uptown when escorting her to dances. The success of the hops was not accidental. Many hours and much effort went into planning dances and providing excellent music. In addition, the Floor Committee did an excellent job in decorating Cocke Hall. Thus the Hop and Floor Committee has helped to make dance weekends pleasant, social occasions enjoyed by the Corps. THE INTEF RELATIONS CLUB The VMI International Relations Club is a club designed for those cadets who are interested in current event s of world significance. It is not only one of the oldest clubs represented at VMI, but it also functions as one of the most informative. By inviting international travelers, diplomats, and notable guest speakers to VMI, it produces an atmosphere in which the cadet is able to keep abreast of current events throughout the world. The IRC participates in the regional and national organization which sponsors trips and seminars at various colleges and universities. This year, the state convention was held at VMI. The convention had as its special guest speaker, General Albert C. Wedemeyer who spoke on the events following World War II which involved the United States and China. The convention was attended by delegates from approximately twenty colleges in the newly formed southeastern region. Major Tyson Wilson, the club ' s faculty advisor, has given invaluable assistance to the club by advising and coordinating the various functions which the officers proposed. The IRC at VMI presents an excellent opportunity for cadets to increase their knowledge of international affairs and, at the same time, to meet other interested L James R. Hughes President of the International Relations Club college students. Under the leadership of J. R. Hughes and the other officers, the club this year has fulfilled a very definite need at the Institute. THE POLITICAL SCIENCE SOCIETY The VMI Political Science Society, organized in the spring of 1962 as a non-partisan group for the study of political theory, parties, and issues, seeks to perform the important function of presenting information on local, state, and national politics and other issues concerning the Corps. During the year, several speakers, seminars, and discussion groups are provided by the Society to give the individual cadet an insight into the meaning and machinery of government. A glimpse of government in action is provided during the Society ' s yearly trip to Washington, D. C, or Richmond, Va. The Society co-sponsors service programs such as the one which brings representatives of law schools to VMI. Colonel A. H. Morrison, faculty advisor, guides the Society in its endeavors. As the Political Science Society becomes more firmly established in the Corps, it is hoped that it will become the center of a lively interest in government and politics, thus helping the " citizen soldier " to under- stand better and to participate more fully in the vital affairs of his country. Joseph Herbert Mayton, Jr. President of the Political Science Society Officers for the 1964-1965 year are Herbert Jr., President; Hank Wittel, Vice-President; Edmunds, Secretary-Treasurer. Mayton, and Bill Ifllflf THE RELIGIOUS COUNCIL Under the dynamic direct ion of Chaplain (Com- mander) Robert Wilson, the Cadet Religious Council embarked this year upon the most active and successful Philip R. Taylor President of the Religious Council program undertaken by the Council in recent years. With the support and cooperation of its representative members (the Baptist Student Union, Newman Club, Wesley Foundation, Canterbury Club, Westminster Fellowship, Jewish Club, and the Lutheran Club), the Council has ably assisted in the direction and co- ordination of all religious activities at VMI. Beginning in September with the traditional sponsorship of the Rat Picnic, the Religious Council has engaged in beneficial activities both on post and in the community of Lexington. On the Wednesday night of Ring Figure week, the Council presented the VMI Commanders in concert; the proceeds from this highly successful event were donated to the Lexington Ministers ' Welfare Fund for distribution to needy citizens of R ockbridge County. This Christmas, the streets of Lexington echoed with strains of carols sung by cadets. This program was also sponsored by the Religious Council. Contributions to such organizations as the Boy Scouts of America and the World University Service are a part of Council business. The President of the Council, Phil Taylor, and his enthusiastic assistants, can look back on a year of hard work, and a job well done. THE TIMMINS MUSIC SOCIETY Probably no cadet during his stay at VMI has failed to take advantage of the musical facilities of the Tim- mins Room in Preston Library to divert himself from daily activities and to gain greater knowledge of serious music. The maintenance of the Timmins Room is the duty of the Timmins Society, a group of cadets elected from the upper three classes. It is the Society ' s task to keep the room in order, to replace broken records and add new titles to the collection that now comprises several thousand titles. Members of the Society also act as ushers for the Rockbridge Concert-Theatre Series and are always ready to advise cadets in matters regarding serious music. Members of the Society constantly strive to increase their knowledge of music and other cultural affairs. For this purpose, the society entertains lecturers, attends concerts, and takes trips to observe events in distant locations. This year the Society traveled to Charlottesville to hear the prima donna of the Bolshoi Opera, Irina Arkhipova. Trips to Hollins College and Washington followed. Colonel Barksdale, Major Badgett, and Colonel Roth were among the guest speakers, lecturing on topics that ranged from organ music to the workings of a small-town concert series. Credit for the efficient and stimulating activity of the Society should be given to Colonel T. B. Gentry, faculty advisor. To a great extent, it has been his i s | r- ifcV V S af • 6 I Imre Lipping President of the Timmins Society energy, cooperation, and drive that has kept members of the Society enthusiastic and receptive to new ideas. This year ' s officers are Imre Lipping, President; Ian Ackroyd-Kelly, Vice-President; and Bob Vogler, Program Director. THE CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE For cadets interested in the Civil War, member- ship in the VMI Civil War Roundtable is essential. Throughout the course of the school year, the Round- table discusses in detail aspects of the War Between the States, and conducts field trips to those battlefields or historic sites involved in any current discussion. Founded in 1961, the Roundtable has been pro- moting interest in the study of the War ever since. Each meeting is normally divided into two segments: a lecture on a specific Civil War topic, and a discussion on the lecture topic. This discussion is normally ex- tended to include a myriad of related subjects; it forms the heart of Roundtable participation. In 1964, the Civil War Roundtable participitated in the re-enactment of the famous Battle of New Market during the centennial observation of that battle. Under the leadership of President R. A. Carpenter and Vice President William Murphy, the Civil War Raymond A. Carpenter, Jr. President of the Civil War Roundtable Roundtable has continued to bring Civil War history vividly to life for its members and other interested cadets and visitors. liiliTiiim Si! J!! IS THE VMI COMMANDERS The VMI Commanders are one of the oldest college dance bands in the South, and is the oldest musical organization on post. Founded in 1919 as the " Ram- bling Keydets " , the Commanders have enjoyed a rich musical history which has been highlighted this year by the addition of Folk Music to their fine repertoire of dance arrangements. Busy throughout the year, playing for dances both at home and away, the Com- manders were received with enthusiasm wherever they entertained. The Folk Music sound of the Commanders was ably presented by VMI ' s own " Highlanders " who traveled with the band this year. Led by Danny Hogan, the Highlanders ' professional blend of guitar and vocal talent brought applause from audiences all over the state. The Commanders ' Director, Will Scott, and Busi- ness Manager, Phil Taylor, both of Richmond, have led their organization through a. busy and outstanding year of musical entertainment. Wilmore S. Scott, Jr Band Leader THE VMI RANGERS In keeping with the modern trend toward special warfare, each fall the VMI Military Science Depart- r mr William J. Donsbach Cadet Commander of the Ranger Group ment offers an extracurricular Ranger Counter-Gue- rilla Course of instruction to volunteers of the upper three classes. Beginning in September, the four- month course is divided into weekly blocks of in- struction, familiarizing the trainee with the skills of the Ranger. During the course, the VMI Ranger may find himself at the controls of an M-41 tank, up to his ears in icy water on river-crossing problems, carrying a PRC-10 radio on a combat patrol, or hanging from a 200-foot cliff in a mountaineering session. " On-the-job " training is supplemented by class- room instruction in ambush techniques and guerilla tactics; physical training with emphasis of skill and endurance is an integr al part of the program. The VMI Ranger Program thus trains volunteers in the techniques and purpose of guerilla-type warfare while stressing physical development and endurance. This program has become increasingly important in the overall training of cadets who will eventually be officers conducting such activities in earnest. THE ARMED FORCES CLUB The Armed Forces Club is composed of cadets who are interested in broadening their knowledge of the armed forces of the United States. It is the largest club at the Institute, consisting of some one hundred forty members. There are usually three types of meetings con- ducted by the Armed Forces Club. The first is the formal meeting in which a branch of the Armed Forces, either the Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps, takes charge of the proceedings and presents a program concerning some organization within that particular service. This program is usually led by a guest speaker and includes films and demonstrations. The second type is open to the entire Corps. It is a presentation of a " Hollywood " -type movie about military activities for the entertainment of anyone who is interested. The third type of meeting is the trip. It is usually taken to a nearby military base and is the high point of each year for the members of the AFC. Such activities of the AFC have served to broaden the education of cadets, enabling them upon graduation Richard W. Johnson President of the Armed Forces Club to have some knowledge of the services other than that in which they are commissioned. jinn yDgtMo urnviuji rruut i kj muK nijnu i viw amu muv SPECIMENS- OF CITIZEN ■ SOLDIERS ATTACHED -TO -THEIR.- NATIVE ■ STATE PR.OVD OF- HER- FAME AND - READY IN - EVERY TIME- OF ■ DEEPEST- PERIL TO VINDICATE HER HONOR- OR- DEFEND HER- RIGHTS THE ER SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS The VMI chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers is a source of pride to all civil engineering students at the Institute. Over the years, the efforts of cadets and faculty have made it one of the finest student chapters in the nation. Founded in 1923, the chapter is intended to acquaint the cadet with the applications of engineering prin- ciples to modern living, and with the various pro- fessional opportunities available in the engineering field. This is accomplished through a balanced pro- gram of lectures, movies, and field trips. The ASCE is composed of the civil engineering majors in the first, second, and third classes, and is organized so that participation by cadets is at a maximum level. Edward H. Engle, Jr President Every civil engineer is grateful for the opportunity to belong to the chapter, and for the information which has been made available to him through it. THE INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS The VMI Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is a student affiliate of the largest professional engineering society in the world. The objectives of this society are scientific, literary, and educational; programs designed to accomplish these objectives are presented by the local chapter. Members of the first and second class comprise the student chapter of the IEEE. These cadets take several trips each year to increase their practical know- ledge of electrical engineering; trips include IEEE regional meetings in Roanoke and on-the-spot in- spections of various equipment concerned with power and electronics. Each spring, members of the first class present papers in a field of particular interest. First classmen compete for a cash prize and a trip to the district com- petition. This year, the district competition was held in Miami, Florida. Cadet Jack Shuler serves as president of the VMI chapter of the IEEE during the 1964-65 school year. Mr. E. R. Paige gives assistance as faculty advisor. ■ «s ¥, 1 Edwin J. Shuler President ■ THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY The American Chemical Society at VMI is a student affiliate of the national society. It is composed of chemistry majors of the upper three classes; chemistry Godwin M. Jone President majors of the fourth class are also urged to attend the meetings of the chapter. The Society has as its purpose the promotion of an understanding and an insight into the various fields and aspects of chemistry. The Society meets periodically to hear guest speakers in the various fields of chemistry. In the past, the VMI chapter has been honored by educators, leaders in the field of industry, research chemists, and members of the Army Chemical Corps. Because of its association with the national chapter, members of the Student Affiliate group are permitted to participate in the ACS Graduate School Clearing House. This is a project, now in its third year, designed to circulate to leading graduate schools a brief resume of those first classmen interested in pursuing a grad- uate degree. The national chapter also conducts a Summer Job Clearing House for those students interested in summer employment. Student affiliates are extended the opportunity of obtaining senior membership in the American Chem- ical Society in December of their first class year. As a senior member, a cadet is entitled to take advantage of the employment an d placement services rendered at no extra cost. Publications of the National Society are also made available to members at a reduced rate. AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS It is the purpose of the VMI Cadet Chapter of the American Institute of Physics to encourage the study of physics by presenting various aspects of the pro- fessional application of physics. The AIP Chapter at VMI, founded some ten years ago, is one of the largest chapters in the country, having as members all physics majors in the first, second, and third classes, and those fourth classmen who wish to join. Colonel D. C. Weaver serves as faculty advisor. Throughout the year, films are shown, and guest speakers are invited to discuss recent developments in the various fields of physics. Last year, a program of seminars was instituted. This program, continued this year with excellent success, has proved extremely beneficial to all members . James G. Sipoliski and Wilmore S. Scott, AIP President and Vice-President, have guided the chapter with great enthusiasm during the past term, and have ably presented their fellow cadets with the opportunity . 1 1 i) „ f _ 4 7 - James G. Sipolski President to supplement their knowledge of physics beyond the scope of the ordinary classroom. ACADEMY OF SCIENCE 4 l ,- . Curtis W. White President The VMI Chapter of the Virginia Academy of Science is sponsored by Dr. Foster and is closely affiliated with the Biology Department. It does not restrict itself to being a biological or social science organization, but rather has as its over-all purpose, the stimulation of interest in all sciences. Under the leadership of President C. W. White the club has continued to be beneficial to the cadets by correlating studies and careers. Since it is a scientific organization, experimenta- tion is one of its major functions. An annual con- vention gives members who have conducted out- standing experiments an opportunity to take part in active competition. Lectures represent another facet of the Chapter ' s activities. They are designed to incite interest and investigation beyond the classroom and prove to be immeasurably helpful in broadening one ' s knowledge of the sciences. By providing an opportunity for knowledge, ex- perimentation, and more social occasions, the VMI Chapter of the Virginia Academy of Science gives interest and correlation to all branches of science. DIARY Henry " Smuff " Smith Diary Editor Eager young faces began to appear on the Post on the seventh of September as the Cadre returned to take control of their beloved Barracks; three days later, the Institute was invaded by the largest class of fresh- men in recent years. Yes, they certainly were anxious to don cadet-grey blouses and those nice white pants, and, then, the rude awakening came as a shock to many of them. Oh well, can ' t win ' em all, can you? The Old Corps returned . . . only to find that they had acquired an eagle and a new chaplain during the summer. Both were determined to feather their nests in barracks and so, they moved in. To start the year on the right foot, as cadets are known to do, a letter of complaint was immediately launched against the practices of our laundry, and, following the pattern of all other complaints, it was quietly washed on the Post and hung out to dry. It was undoubtedly a touch of summer fever which arrived a bit late. It doesn ' t take long to discover that the hay is the RAT ' S best friend. They even play with it! In keeping with the military atmosphere of the Institute, the Rangers launched into another of their terroristic, green-suited campaigns against the unseen foe. Under the direction of the seen foe they progressed rapidly and soon were in shape — in fact, all were in the shape of a tree that had wilted in the summer heat, but the barbaric sound of lions and tigers once again took their rightful positions on the great VMI stage. " All the world ' s a stage, " and this includes VMI ! And you ' re going to get personal attention for the rest of the year, RAT! Brother Rat. do you think we ' ll get our uniforms soon? . iBi VMI Cadets were privileged to escort the Tobacco Bowl Princesses and Queen October marked the beginning of a busy period of cadet activity. Yet the Corps was not too busy to bid a fond farewell to one of our tactical officers who had chosen to serve his country in Vietnam. Pete won and the Corps lost, in more ways than one, as we all boarded buses and proceeded slowly to Richmond for that one big fling. It was fun, wasn ' t it? What ' s that formula . . . something to do with the distance squared . . . Music to be boned by was graciously provided by the one and only VMI Band as the mothers and fathers watched proudly from the arches during the ever- famous VMI Parents Weekend. All characters and settings shown during this gala affair were fictitious . . . the names were not changed to impress the visitors. Probably one of the biggest things that happened during this month was the 35-0 victory over Davidson which launched the Big Red on their one-game winning streak— a streak that will go down in the history of VMI as the one that kept VMI from attaining a perfect record. The President came through . . . now if the Army would do the same ... A pay increase was authorized for the ROTC students which was immediately followed by a price increase in the PX, QMD, and other locai establishments. The price of paint must have gone up too, for the Great Pumpkin ' s showing was not quite up to par. Maybe he ' s not enrolled in ROTC and, thus, cannot cash in on the " tell now, pay later " program. -3 -- " yc. . . ' _i w v m October is a lonely month for the RAT But the Corps trip livens things up for everyone! Ring Figure Weekend starts off ; continued with the traditional VMI-VPI football game . Time flies, and it usually brings gradual changes and improvements; November was the month for the proving of this statement as VMI marked its one hun- dred twenty-fifth year of existence. Great rejoicings and salutes filled the air, and academics were sus- pended as the Corps and the faculty members were treated to some " fine " remarks concerning VMI ' s history, present and future. Promises were made regarding the future, and it is expected that these will be fulfilled in the same manner as have all previous promises. Daily raids were conducted and the renowned " Misc Box " quickly lost its place at VMI. So little was declared as authorized by the authorities that some cadets were seen digging holes in the ground with some of the Institute ' s dogs. (Herein lies a great lesson — when you are bewildered, do as all dogs have done for years— bury your bones.) A final ruling by the memo machine declared that a Misc Box could contain no miscellaneous, excessive authorized articles, contra- band, dirt, trash, and no dust could be hidden on top or underneath. Hence all problems were solved. Now everyone knew exactly why they called the Misc Box a Misc Box. " Dear John " notes and shattered ring stones marked the big event of Ring Figure for the seconds. Parties were held and the class demonstrated the all- time-great-bourbon-bond of Brother Rats. Much to the dismay of the fourth class, Rat dates were shot down as the almighty seconds found real girls more suited for their pres ent needs. The crowning event came when the 7-Up company gave the class free set-ups for one night. This generosity was in return for the advertisement that they were getting from the stone which was chosen to top the gleaming hunk of metal. and climaxes with the Ring Figure Dance where the class of ' 66 receives their rings VMI assumes its deserted appearance as the Corps leaves for Christmas furlough . . . but the cadets soon reconcile themselves to being home and near the finer things of life. December will always be remembered by the first classmen in good ole division 1-A — cries of " unclean, unclean " filled the air during the morning inspection one Sunday as our own B invaded the heretofore never, never land. No " contraband, dirt, or other trash " escaped his notice as he slowly moved from one room to another— or, quickly moved from one bone sheet to another! Pink slips greeted everyone in this noted group as they returned from church — come join with me in great rejoicing as I show you the way to an RA life. Those little slips were read and reread. Vile curses filled the air and " contraband, dirt, and other trash " filled the trunk rooms and the second stoop. It was soon realized that there were to be no weekends for anyone as the trooping trio— an eagle, not to be confused with several birds that were seen that day, a frowning arrow, and, the merriest of them all, B , who was still looking in the most unbelievable places— raised havoc and gleefully threw bones from one to another. Along with the rising temperature, a large case of premature spring fever developed as the first class met and decided to let the rats out of the rat line— a move which gained an immediate reaction from the Institute in the form of several meetings. A friendly atmosphere enveloped the speakers as they conversed with the class. Promises were made as they consented to study the immediate issues which were disrupting the happy-family aura for which VMI is noted. Thoughts turned toward the approaching Christ- mas vacation and, as they did, the spirit of Christ- mas descended upon the cold grey walls. Santa asked for donations from the VMI Corps and received promises. The inhabitants of division 1-A are treated to extra-special attention. We ' re got to keep up the living standards, boys! The industrious student studies for exams . . . The Corps, full of joyous spirits and never-ending tales of conquest, wandered into its " healthful and pleasant abode " after the traditional Christmas fur- lough which terminated all too abruptly. Much to the dismay of many, mostly to the newer additions to the Post, the realization of coming exams descended and books were opened for the first time during the long semester. Along with exams, snow fell upon the lusty, coun- try town of Lexington and the hillsides were covered with the ever-increasing layers from above. The rats soon realized that " the next pillar " was far away as the round, white balls of snow whizzed by them from all directions. Sledding became a growing sport in the streets and on the hills. It was rumored that " a man named Pinkie " held an organized sled outing in his yard— that Christmas spirit lasted longer than usual, didn ' t it?! The College Inn became the subject of discussion following the " greatest snowball battle of them all " which was held in its backroom one dismal evening. It has been said that everything went except the Minks, and there has been some question about them. And then they came— the TAC ' s invaded the hill which marked the beginning of the actual exam period. The members of the Corps studied and studied and studied in an all-out attempt to pass while the glistening soldiers, who didn ' t have anything to study, wandered around the hill in an attempt to spread that " Army Good Will " thickly over the Corps. A stack of hays in the arch marked the end of another highly enlightening test period — but the Corps must march on. others try to cram as much as they can hold and a few just plain relax! (Nice if you can getaway with it) Everyone enjoyed the concert that preceded the dance During February came the hardest job of the new year . . . that of settling down for the last downhill slide as it ' s called by a few. The PX Pirate greeted the wide- eyed members of the Corps as they made the long trek to the campus book store to stock up on the latest pamphlets of knowledge. Then came Midwinters. Traditionally this has been the time of big parties and this year was no exception Dates of all sizes— depending on the needs of their escorts-and shapes flocked to the hub of Lexington ' s social activity. Great progress made by the Hop Com- mittee was certainly appreciated as the Corps enjoyed two informal dances. (It ' s about blouses and skirts tor the minority group . . .) The First Class enjoyed many lectures on varying phases of Army life as the small theatrical group from the Science Building made their humble bid for a place in the sun. " As I was driving down the road early one morning, a teen-age girl, returning from a night of party- ing ... " " As I opened my car door I discovered that a little old lady ... " " Now gentlemen, let me say again that we are not getting anything for this. We just want to help you get started ... " (Need more be said?) This was also the month for a crack-down on the physical condition of the Corps. Physical exercise on the stoop was the vogue as our black jacketed leaders wandered aimlessly among the grey clad bodies and made corrections. Excellence was demanded of the Corps and disobedience was severely punished with " lost hours of leisure " and a date with the sheet. and then you have to find your own entertainment after the dance . . . but there ' s always a few who cannot attend the dance and have to improvise their own entertainment March came in like a lion for the Rats because with March came a resurrection . . . March was the month for Rats. During the short twenty-seven day period of occupation of the " healthful and pleasant abode, " the trials and tribulations of the life of the Rat came to an end. " Resurrection " echoed from the walls of barracks and across the parade ground as the Class of 1965 nave the rodents their first taste of the " Old Corps. The full meaning of " Brother Rat " became evident during the five days of constant go, go, go An informal hop gave the month its first taste ot social life ... for which VMI is so well known ... and the tales of conquest and hardship passed from Rats to dates. Looks of fear were replaced by looks ot satis- faction on the faces of the youngest freshmen as the weekend quickly passed. . Then, almost as thefirst one had gone, a new period jut things began to taper oft with an informal hop that was preceded by an infamous Moose Lodge party . . . of trials and tribulations arose. " Resurrection " was once again heard on the post. This time the Third Class took the helm, with some support from the Second Class and attempted to steer the Rat Line in the direction which they had neglected during the previous months of the year. " Good Friday " came none too soon, for weariness was fast overcoming all members of the Corps. Tra- ditions of the past were revived as the group became a Class and joined the ranks, lower position, of course, of the upper three. March will always be the month for memories tor the freshmen, for they came in September faced with a challenge, struggled through the in-between, and were liberated with the Lions and Lambs of March. And then there was peace. and, like a lamb, March departed leaving everyone happy, content, and on Spring Furlough. The Brother Rats of ' 65 enjoy burning their straight pants and rejoice because they will never again have to wear them The Corps returned from furlough for the last time to their home away from home. For some, this marked the end of the short vacations and now they started on the big slide " downhill " toward the Granddaddy of them all— Graduation and the days that happily follow. For others, it marked the passing of one more period of time: a step towards cherished dreams of freedom and other such oddities. White ducks appeared, along with green grass and thousands of robins which marked the true coming of Spring for the Corps. (Who needs an almanac-every- one has his own periods, doesn ' t he?) Even the April showers could not stop the blaze that burned brightly in Lexington as the members ot the First Class traditionally burned their straiqht pants-or what was left of them and other woolen gar- ments There should be a fairy tale somewhere about the strange creatures who return to the same spot and Easter dances provide a welcome relief from the hectic routine . . . each year to pariicipate in the production of a mustv odor which lingers in the lives of so many for so long Easters brought beauty once again to the famous campus in Lusty Lexington as cadets and Minks vied tor the favors of fair young maidens. Small, but ef- fective groups of " hill watchers " dug out t heir cameras telescopes etc., and took their positions in the rear windows of barracks. Military is our middle name. This could never be forgotten by anyone who has made the long treck into the hills surrounding VMI to participate in the annual FTX. Rangers are everywhere, and everyone without exception, is killed at least once by a sneaky maneuver made by the devious planners of this areat program. a Then, the true test came-if you can ' t " Kill Mother " you just don ' t have it as far as the Army is concerned Care to try again? •h H- ■ ■ I H • ' «. bu t oneisnever a ,,owedto f or g e tt , 1 . M| ., : - ri|dd!erianieisMmtaryandSpnngHike ;; d ly attests to that fact. - ■ -n £ May means many things at the Institute. There ' s always New Market Day While the lower three classes were enjoying their hike, the First Classmen were being introduced to the never ending wonders of Army life. The First Class Trip is designed to give the young officers-to-be a look at a " real " armed forces installation in action. The buses were boarded by the eager sightseers and they were off. All remembered the instructions of the previous day— " You will have a good time. " " You will learn a lot. " " You will be on your best behavior, or should I say that you will act like a cadet should. " " Just remember, gentlemen, that you must return to VMI after the trip and we ' ll be here also. " It seems that there should be a trip to a big indus- trial center sometime in the next few years because this is, after all, the home of the nation ' s best trained CITI- ZEN-SOLDIER. But the value of the trip will become apparent once we are in the Army— at least, that is what we ' re told. With May comes the day for honoring the dead ot the Battle of New Market. And this year, the dedi- cation of Smith Hall was also held on that day. A more honorable day for such an occasion could not have been chosen. May was also a month for making big plans. In addition to planning for the graduation day activities, first classmen plotted their paths in the new life in a new world. Viva civilian life! After May ended, it was a downhill path right into those beloved exams and the realization that summer, for twelve-hundred cadets, was just around the corner. then, there are the BIG parties and there are the quiet, sedate parties which are more intimate For the Class of ' 65, this is the ne This is the month for the Class of 1965 as their dreams of the future come true. On September 13 1961 they came to VMI from all parts of the world and found their own little world anew. All was not lost for they were together and there ' s an old saying about " safety in numbers. " And the new world was filled with rude awakenings and many old sayings were thrown out the window. Through the four years of their inhabitancy of the barracks at VMI they came to know the true meaning of such words as " relaxation, " " furlough, " and " Brother Rat A class can never operate or progress with all factions in complete accord, and in complete accord they never were, but the unity of all factions was truly demonstrated as the Class of 1965 rose to take their turn in the driver ' s seat of the Corps. Whether by fate or fortune will never be known but the date of their departure of the hallowed ground ' s of the Institute was June 13, 1965. It was a " thirteenth " that the winds which brought them returned, and took away, and once again scattered the members of the Class across the face of the earth. Parades, parties, exercises, and even church, seemed to have a special meaning during this month! The end was in sight. The end came and passed on and they were free from cadet grey and the pressures of the VMI. They now faced the challenges of the outside world, and they can face them with a feeling of confidence, knowing that they will succeed where others before them have failed, for they are from VMI and the Class of 1965 F inals for ' 65 will ne er be forgott r And eveyone resolves to have a most enjoyable vacatior doing those things that they love most ©otir oiis In the beginning . . . God created Man in His own image You may be whatever you resolve to be " vo weeks and ten plus six weeks and thirty plus four months and sixty plus . . . Jan, this is not what the man meant when he said to grin and bear it Ladies ' Sportswear Men ' s Sportswear Tack Room Photo Dept. 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Compliments of STEVENS SUPPLY CORP. WHOLESALE Plumbing — Heating — Supplies RADFORD, VIRGINIA Compliments of J. K. PARKER, INC. VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA Compliments of A FRIEND Compliments of PEOPLE ' S BANK OF RADFORD FOWLER ROOFING CO. Inc. Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors NORFOLK, VIRGINIA i 12 ; Forrest Construction Co. General Contractors NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Hampton Roads Tractor Equipment Co. Construction, Industrial and Logging Eguipment P. O. Box 237 Phone MAdison 2-2717 W. 39th Killam Ave. NORFOLK, VA. MENHADEN COMPANY, Inc. MANUFACTURERS OIL. SCRAP, MEAL AND SOLUBLES REEDVILLE, VIRGINIA Compliments of The McNeal Edwards Company, Inc. — MANUFACTURERS OF - Fish Meal, Fish Scrap, Fish Oil and Fish Solubles REEDVILLE, VIRGINIA HUNGERFORD, INC. Mechanical Contractors Fuel Oil RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Compliments of A FRIEND -4 313 % Compliments of SASH, DOOR, GLASS RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Marvin V. Templeton and Sons, Inc. CONTRACTORS Specialists in Asphalt Paving and Road Building LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Now with Moistutane! ' Chap Stick ' Relieves dry, cracked lips better than ever! II Personalized, individually marked (or each member ' of your family. Now turns up as neededl 39$ CHAP STICK CO. Division of MORTON MFG. CORP. Lynchburg, Va. SCHRAFFT ' S Virginia Inn Richmond ' s Newest and Finest Ultra-Dining Room and Motel Facilities • 101 BEAUTIFUL GUEST ROOMS with family accommo- dations, executive and bridal suites — each designed for comfort and functional beauty! • DINING AND BANQUET ROOMS with the most modern appointments, to serve groups up to 235 — designed for gracious dining! • LARGE SWIMMING POOL with tables and chairs for pool-side snacks, by-the-pool telephones, loudspeaker sys- tem and piped-in music! JOSEPH D. FARLEY ' 28 COL. GLOVER S. JOHNS, JR. ' 31 L. PAUL FARLEY ' 31 INTERCHANGE 95 AT 301, ON NORTH CHAMBERLAYNE AVE. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA PHONE 266-7616 PEPSI-COLA Lynchburg Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co., Inc. COLONIAL STORAGE CO. 1232 22nd St., N. W. WASHINGTON, D. C. :..: 314 IHl HHHHHHKH Take Home KERN ' S BREAD LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA ' tomplirru ints of Farmers and Merchants National Bank TWO LOCATIONS Winchester, Virginia Berryville, Virginia Peninsula Engineering Co. Incorporated GENERAL CONTRACTORS 1922 West Pembroke Avenue HAMPTON, VIRGINIA Compliments of National Fruit Products Company, Incorporated WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA EMPIRE SALES, INC. Manufacturer of Concrete Pipe Distributor of Terra Cotta Sewer Pipe Armco Metal Drainage Pipe HAMPTON, VIRGINIA Compliments of HAINE ' S MEMORIALS 15 E. Cork St. Phone MO 2-6523 WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA Quality Memorials " Continuous Service Since 1842 " ■1 „%,, r tf ' al unaton tfetel PARTIES LARGE - S MALL )IM ' i J LANDMARK FOR HUNGRY AMERICANS DOWNTOWN WINCHESTER, VA. SHOCKEY BROS., INC. Precast - Prestressed Concrete Product: Telephone AC 703—662-2541 WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA MARDO CONSTRUCTION CO. GENERAL CONTRACTORS Box 378 WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA Compliments of SAMUEL R. ROSE, JR. COMPLETE INSURANCE SERVICE Mutual Building Phone 643-0287 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA GREEN PUBLISHERS, Inc. Newspaper and Commercial Printing ORANGE, VIRGINIA Compliments of A FRIEND Compliments of A FRIEND AUSTIN BROCKENBRAUGH ASSOCIATES CONSULTING ENGINEERS Water Supply. Water Purification, Water Distribution, Drainage, Sewage Disposal. Sewage Systems JAMES E. WATINGTON, Jr., Partner JAMES A. WHITT, Partner 106 East Cary Street RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Phone Milton 3-3041 Auto Repairing — Tune-Up — Brake Service SUNNYBROOK CAR SERVICE LEWIS P. HARRIS 7600 W. Broad St. RICHMOND, VA. 23229 Telephone 288-9610 Compliments of OVERNITE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY 316 fr ■™ B M H JUST SAY ' Central Charge It ' OVER 2300 MEMBER STORES IN Virginia, Washington, D. 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GLASGOW, VIRGINIA 4 318 I A Salute to the Corps from THE CLEAVES FOOD SERVICE CORPORATION 8405 Ramsey Avenue SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND Specialists in School and College Feeding Compliments of DOD DISTRIBUTING CO., Inc. DISTRIBUTORS OF SCHLITZ and OLD MILWAUKEE STAUNTON, VIRGINIA IACK COCKEY BROKERAGE CO., Inc. PEANUT BROKERS SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA " Service To Crow About " Good Luck to the Class of 1965 from JOHN NORRIS FRANK VOGEL Drive Carefully! BELAIR CHEVROLET CORPORATION SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA 4 319 } Compliments of aj ' urnifiira COII ' P ' " ' WB RADFORD, VIRGINIA HOPKINS OPTICAL CO. 327 Main Street Newport News, Va. 3116 Victoria Blvd. Hampton, Va. Compliments of SPENCER MOTOR SALES, Inc. MERCURY - COMET 1900 Kecoughton Rd. HAMPTON, VIRGINIA Phone 247-5811 The Briar Patch Inn Vi Mile North of Sweet Briar College An Average Capitalist Discusses FREE ENTERPRISE " I ' VE THE RIGHT TO PLAN MY OWN LIFE, TO EARN A LIVING AS I SEE FIT. " " ... I ' m limited, of course, by my ability and determination. But, overall, I call the shots. I ' ll be paid according to what I con- tribute, too. If I ' m valuable, I ' ll earn more; if lazy, less. But there ' s always the thought of working up. That ' s because I live in a Free Enterprise economy where I have freedom of choice and opportunity. " Our management employees and stock- holders are united with this student under the Free Enterprise flag. We chose this business because we like it. But like other businesses, we must give the best possible service at the lowest possible cost. tppa dm K. Power Company ' ■ ■ ■■■ " ■■■■H Compliments of SEARS. ROEBUCK AND CO. 2315 Memorial Ave. LYNCHBURG, VA. Member F.D.I.C. Member Federal Reserve Syst DIAL VI 6-7341 Nationwide Service... B$§ I I | ' TRAILWAYS S TRAILWAYS Central Virginia ' s own full-service bank Full BANK With Fifteen Convenient Offices FIDELITY NATIONAL BANK LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA SEE THE MAN FROM STATE PLANTERS ABOUT HIS COL- LEGE TUITION PLAN FOR VMI. AN INSURED PLAN TO SPREAD THE COST OF A COLLEGE EDUCATION OVER A SIX-YEAR PERIOD. State-Planters Bank of Commerce and Trusts PETERSBURG HOPEWELL. VA. W V E C RADIO SERVICE TO THE HISTORIC VIRGINIA PENINSULA 14 9 HAMPTON, VIRGINIA VMI FOOTBALL STATION Compliments EDMONDS FORD ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA Compliments of MASON-HAGAN Inc. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Compliments of LOCHER BRICK CO. C. H. LOCHER III ' 48B GEORGE LOCHER ' 55 322 )ts- HBinH HIHi nn AUGUSTA MILITARY ACADEMY ' The Friendly School " Distinguished ROTC School in the Shenandoah Valley. Junior and Senior Divisions. Boys 10-20. Accredited. Graduates in leading Colleges. All sports. Swimming Pool, Gymnasium. 1,400 acres. Rates $1,400.00. FOR CATALOG ADDRESS: SUPERINTENDENT— AUGUSTA MILITARY ACADEMY Fort Defiance, Virginia We are not sent into this world to do anything into which we cannot put our hearts. We have work to do for our bread, and that is to be done strenuously. Other work to do for our delight, and that is to be done heartily. Neither is to be done by halves or shifts, but with a will, and what is not worth this effort is not to be done at all. John Ruskin GENERAL® ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CONTROL DEPARTMENT Salem, Virginia The Pictures Can ' t Be Too Good AhcUc Studio- LEXINGTON. VIRGINIA MORE than ever before, quality has become an important factor in College Annuals. Everything to express skill, technique, artistry, is revealed in our prints. They are the only material proof of our ability, the only visible evidence of the value of our photographs and workmanship. OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR 1965 " BOMB " B. F. PARROTT CO. INCORPORATED SKILL — RESPONSIBILITY — INTEGRITY General Contractors 811 BOXLEY BUILDING ROANOKE, VIRGINIA In Reed ' s military uniforms hidden hand stitching makes the difference! And that difference means lasting character in your clothing. For these hand stitches, though hidden, are carefully placed by master craftsmen to mold the shape of your uniform into trim lines . . . and hold this shape firmly for a long smart life. T had J uti $ch4 2 DeKalb Street, Norristown, Pa. America ' s OLDEST and FOREMOST Makers of l). S. Officers ' Uniforms of Fine Quality, founded 1824 ' ■ CHEVROLET CORVETTE CORVAIR See Us For Savings 1824 Williamson Road ROANOKE. VIRGINIA Compliments of Blake B?ne Richmond, Virginia MAPLE-ROCK DISTRIBUTORS, Inc. Sealtest Dairy Products LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Dial HO 3-2168 STANLEY WARNER ' S STATE THEATRE Lexington, Virginia ■■ ■■nn Compliments of LEGGETT ' S DEPT. STORE LEXINGTON, VA. JOHNS BROS., INC. STEAMSHIP AGENTS HEATING OILS — COAL NORFOLK, VIRGINIA VINCE THOMAS, ' 43 BILL THOMAS, ' 00 -B J. Ed. Deaver Sons, Inc. FINE MEN ' S CLOTHING Phone HO 3-2311 Lexington, Va. Compliments of Price Filler Machine Mfg. Co. 508 Rorer Ave., S. W. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA W. L. FOLTZ SON, Inc. W. L. Foltz, President Boyd H. Williams, Exec. V-Pres. Annie Blackwell, Sec.-Treas Aubrey M. Foltz, Vice Pres. Nellie V. Jacque, Cashier GENERAL INSURANCE Phone HObart 3-2136 122 SOUTH MAIN STREET P. O. Box 1154 LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Manufacturers of RAIN TOPCOATS, WATERPROOF PROTECTIVE CLOTHING RAINFAIR, INC. 1501 Albert Street RACINE, WISCONSIN Also Producers of SLACKS AND WORK SHORTS Compliments of ROCKYDALE QUARRIES ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Compliments of The Loudoun National Bank of Leesburg, Virginia LOUDOUN COUNTY ' S OLDEST BANK Established 1870 AMES AND WEBB, Inc. PAVING SINCE 1933 Compliments of DIEHL MOTORS, Inc. WAYNESBORO, VIRGINIA STATE OFFICE SUPPLY 511 S. Jefferson St. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Office Supplies — Office Furniture " Everything for the Office " BANK OF GLASGOW GLASGOW, VA. Compliments of CAMPUS CORNER " Rockbridge County ' s Complete Music Store " LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA New, Modern Motel, with TV, Telephone and Air Conditioning in Each Room GREEN VALLEY MOTEL One Mile North on U. S. Highway No. 1 1 LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Telephone HObart 3-2195 - 3-2196 ■t. and MRS. R. P. RODES, Owners and Operato nm HHl H H FREE ESTIMATES i WALTER N. WEBBER AND SON, INC. LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA ASPHALT PAVING Call VI 7-8131 J. W. BAYLY SON, INC. 1525 S. 30th Avenue HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA Manufacturers of Fine Uniform Headwear for Military Schoo ls and ROTC Colleges The BOMB Covers were Produced by KINGSKRAFT MANUFACTURERS OF FINE YEARBOOK COVERS Kingsport Press Kingsport, Tenn. Compliments of BLUE RIDGE STONE CORPORATION ROANOKE, VIRGINIA S. L. WILLIAMSON CO., INC. ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND PAVING CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. FOR THE BEST IN DINNERS MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT THE SOUTHERN INN Lexington, Virginia Picnics Prepared On Request Quick Take-Out GENUINE ITALIAN SPAGHETTI STEAKS — FRESH SEA FOOD MORGAN BROS. BAG CO. , Inc. P. O. BOX 685 RICHMOND 6, VA. for 29 years We ' ve Made SERVICE . . The Heart of. . . . . . Our Business .... Bemto SERVICE EMBLEM OF DEPENDABILITY Be m ' IMHIJ N.HJ.II1.WJCT ADAIR-HUTTON, Inc. Lexington ' s Shopping Center SERVING THE PUBLIC OVER THREE QUARTERS OF A CENTURY Make this Store Your SHOPPING HEADQUARTERS PHONE Office HObart 3-4721 Western Virginia ' s Most Widely Read Newspaper THE ROANOKE TIMES Morning and Sunday 4. 330 } PINNED FOR LIFE Southwestern Life Atlantic Life Division RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Home Beneficial Life Insurance Company RICHMOND • VIRGINIA J. T. HIRST CO., INC. Lumber Building Materials LEESBURG, VIRGINIA BEST WISHES to our friends from TURK ' S ALUMNI SHOP Smart Style Ivy Clothing 2402 Mt. Vernon Ave. ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Compliments of PURCELLVILLE HARDWARE PURCELLVILLE, VIRGINIA MORTON MARKS and SONS Prestige Interiors Coordinated Office Furnishings Main at Thirteenth Street Telephone Milton 3-6671 RICHMOND 19, VIRGINIA F. L. SHOWALTER, INC. Contractors LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA from FRIEND OF V. M. I Congratulations ' 65 BOTTLED GAS COMPANY OF LYNCHBURG, INC. 109 13th Street LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Heatane L.P. Gas Service Offices in: DANVILLE LEXINGTON SOUTH BOSTON COVINGTON FARMVILLE BROOKNEAL - Concrete Pipe Products Co., Inc. Richmond, Virginia Petersburg, Virginia Lynchburg, Virginia Jessup, Virginia Compliments of SOUTHEASTERN ELECTRIC SUPPLY CORP. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA SHOPPER PARKING Freemason Monticello NORFOLK, VIRGINIA J. D. W. CASSADA, Mgr. RODMAN ' S BARBEQUE Finest Sandwiches in the South Portsmouth ' s Oldest Drive-In PORTSMOUTH VIRGINIA w. D. Campbell and Sons, Inc. Firs n d Merchant ' s National Bank Bu LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA lding Compliments of Craddock-Terry Shoe Corporation LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Blue Ridge Gardens, Inc. Roanoke Valley ' s Complete Garden Center 1830 Apperson Drive SALEM, VIRGINIA Complete Landscape Service Since 1925 CARTER and JONES Dry Cleaning and Dyeing, Inc. 502 11TH ST., N. W., ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Quality Service Dial DI 3-2465 FIRST FEDERAL Savings and Loan Association Downtown Crossroads ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Compliments of TOM FROST, INC. Compliments of Lehman ' s Tire Company Established 1917 Distributors of Firestone and Seiberling Tires Telephone 529-8300 1025 Brentwood Road, N. E. WASHINGTON 18, D. C. Compliments of PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK Compliments of W. G. McCLURE JOHN W. DANIEL CO., INC. General Contractors P. O. Box 1628 DANVILLE, VIRGINIA 15 " x 15 " 3-Color Maps of the Battlefield of New Market $1 Postpaid THE HENKEL PRESS, INC. NEW MARKET, VIRGINIA Compliments of Institution Foods (Division of (he Huger Davidson Sales ' ' Serving Schools, Clubs with all types of Institutional Foods Lexington, Virginia Staunton, Virginia Compliments of Mason-Hagan, Inc. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Compliments of Brookville Fairway Market Rt. 297, Timberlake Road LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA BOB HAWKINS, Owner VIRGINIA LAND COMPANY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE, INC. 402 Park Str set CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA " The Pleasure is Ours " , 335 - Wonderful and Spectacular ENDLESS CAVERNS Interstate 81 and U. S. 11 — 70 Miles North of Lexington at New Market, Virginia " Where The V.M.I. Cadets Made History " Camping — Picnic Grounds — Art Museum Coffee Shop W. A. WOOD IV, ' 58 ESSO PRODUCTS Commission Agent Humble Oil Refining Co. VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA Compliments of OWENS, MINOR BODEKER, Inc. Wholesale Drugs RICHMOND, VIRGINIA ROANOKER MOTOR LODGE On U. S. Routes 11 and 220 Interstate 81, Exit 43 2 MILES NORTH OF ROANOKE CITY LIMITS E. H. SAUNDERS SONS, Inc. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING SERVING THE PUBLIC OVER 40 YEARS " Congratulations to the Class of 1965 " ROCKBRIDGE NATIONAL BANK Member FDIC LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA 536 HHH H H Power Equipment Company Air Handling, Combustion, Cooling Heating, Pneumatic Conveying Sewage Treatment Vacuum Equipment BOILERS - FANS - HEATERS - MOTORS PUMPS - VALVES PHONE: EL 5-2888 1307 W, Main St., P. O. Box 1-G RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23201 NORFOLK FEDERAL SAVINGS and Loan Association 2930 High Street PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA Main Office -239 Main Streel Norfolk, Virginia INSURED SAVINGS MORTGAGE LENDING Compliments of Woods ' Bi-Rite Food Stores RICHMOND, VIRGINIA ALVIN-DENNIS Men ' s Furnishings LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Look for PX Showings Compliments of Polk Miller Products Corp. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Morning - - Evening — - Sunday THE DANVILLE REGISTER i:i i THE DANVILLE BEE Rover A. fames Building DANVILLE, VIRGINIA Compliments of Kjellstrom and Lee. Inc. Building and Industrial Construction RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Compliments of WHITE HERON MOTEL AND MARINA VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA PATTERSON ' SVtaaff, Prescription Specialists since 1909.. DRUG STORES Represented on Campus by J. M. B. LEWIS, III V.M.I.— ' 54 Shenandoah Life INSURANCE COMPANY A Mutual Compart ROANOKE, VIRGINIA. An equal opportunity employer Compliments of A FRIEND Already, one half of the world ' s supply of electricity is generated in the United States. And the demand continues to grow. How will it be met? Through the energy and resourcefulness of America ' s independent electric companies. Companies that plan ahead to stay ahead of the needs of tomorrow. VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY Compliments of VIRGINIA GAS DISTRIBUTION LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA In Memoriam THOMAS S. HERBERT, IR. Compliments of NYANZA INC. Dyestuffs Chemicals DANVILLE, VIRGINIA RIVER ROAD PHARMACY 6233 River Road — Dial AT RICHMOND, VIRGINIA ■ S 9 Compliments of O.K. FOUNDRY CO., INC. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Compliments of H. L. PORTER Compliments of BRANCH CABELL CO. Richmond, Virginia Compliments of G. J. HOPKINS, INC. MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Compliments of A. GAHN DUNCAN Compliments of HAINES ' MEMORIALS 15 E. Cork St. Phone MO 2-6523 WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA Quality Memorials " Continuous Service Since 1842 " Miller Manufacturing Company, Inc. Richmond, Virginia MILLWORK MANUFACTURED HOMES DISPLAYS, WOODEN BOXES and V M. I. HAY RACKS J. Clifford Miller, Jr., ' 28 Lewis N. Miller, ' 32 Thomas G. Winston, ' 45 Compliment:; of GREEN MOTOR LINES, INC. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Augusta Stone Corp. Staunton, Virginia Boscobel Granite Corp. Richmond, Virginia Burkeville Stone Corp. Burkeville, Virginia luck Producers of CRUSHED STONE HOME OFFICE P. O. BOX 715S RICHMOND, VIRGINIA OFFICE: EL 3-3901 NIGHT 282-6387 Charlottesville Stone Corp. Charlottesville, Virginia Fairfax Quarries, Inc. Fairfax, Virginia Greenville Stone Corp. Greenville, Virginia Compliments of Donald H. Selvage, Inc. AMHERST, VIRGINIA Burton P. Short, President ' 44 Joseph M. Hatchett, Secretary-Treasurer ' 25 Victor Parks III, ' 51 SHORT PAVING COMPANY Incorporated ASPHALT CONTRACTORS P. O. Box 1107 Phone REgent 2-8412 PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA Zke Of field VMI MINIATURE RING AS AN ENGAGEMENT RING A MARK OF GREAT DISTINCTION AS A GIFT TO YOUR MOTHER A TREASURED MEMENTO OF YOUR CADET YEARS MATCHING CONTOUR WEDDING BANDS AVAILABLE THE BEAUTIFUL 1965 OFFICIAL MINIATURE CLASS RING VISUAL PROOF THAT THE WEARER BELONGS TO THE EXCLUSIVE ALUMNI OF THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE Prices from $34.00 and up Write to: JOSTEN ' S COLLEGE DIVISION OWATONNA, MINNESOTA 55060 CHANNEL FURNITURE COMPANY, INC. 2000 High Street Portsmouth, Virginia Compliments of SUNSET MARINA, LTD. HAMPTON, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF HARRINGTON HOTEL WASHINGTON, D. C. Compliments of J. M. TURNER CO., INC. SALEM, VIRGINIA J. M. TURNER 1937 W. P. TALBOTT 1950 STEVE SEWELL 1959 Compliments of WOMBLE BOX COMPANY NORFOLK, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF Norfolk Air Conditioning Corp. NORFOLK, VIRGINIA . : AND LAUNDRY by PAMPER WE PAMPER GARMENTS TO PLEASE YOU NORFOLK, VIRGINIA CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA CANADA DRY GINGER ALE, CLUB SODA TOM COLLINS, WINK TAHITIAN TREAT, QUININE BITTER LEMON, ROOT BEER TRU-ADE ORANGE AND GRAPE Compliments of JARGER BOTTLING CO. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA CLARKE REALTY COMPANY INCORPORATED OUR CAPABLE SALES STAFF WILL BE HAPPY TO SERVE YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS ACREAGE • FARMS • HOMES • ESTATES COMMERCIAL • INVESTMENT PROPERTY MORTGAGE FINANCING CLARKE BUILDING Located on the By-Pass (Old Rockwood Hall) WARRENTON, VA. 347-4640 Compliments of GRAHAM FUNERAL HOME H. Lewis Dudley CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA Best Wishes to the Men of the Future From an Association with a Future Fauquier Savings and Loan Association Northern Virginia Shopping Center WARRENTON, VIRGINIA PHONE 347-3531 i v ' % compounded and paid quarterly All Accounts Insured up to S10.00D by an agency of the Federal Government Compliments of Fuel Oil and Equipment Co. Inc. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA FLORA REALTY COMPANY 115 WEST CHURCH AVENUE ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Compliments of BABY IIM ' S SNACK BAR CULPEPER, VIRGINIA ' ■•■■ i .•- - .,: -- H. L. DUNCAN Building Construction 1227 Oaklette Drive NORFOLK, VIRGINIA HANKINS JOHANN. Inc. Manufacturers of METAL PRODUCTS Richmond, Virginia COMPLIMENTS OF CURLES NECK DAIRY 1600 Roseneath Road RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Compliments of PENINSULA BLOCK CORPORATION CHestnut 5-3221 Manufacturers of SOLITE MASONRY UNITS Newport News, Virginia Compliments of Richard Machine Works, Inc. 313 South Main Street NORFOLK 23, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS or A FRIEND ELI ' S RESTAURANT 26 E. Mercury Blvd. HAMPTON, VIRGINIA AMHERST TIRE REBUILDERS COMPLETE TIRE SERVICE " Invite Us To Your Next Blowout " AMHERST, VIRGINIA T. M. SWEENEY, Inc. GENERAL CONTRACTORS Route 2 FOREST, VIRGINIA AMERICA ' S OLDEST FAMILY OF PIPEMAKERS AND TOBACCONISTS PIPES by Bertram 920 Fourteenth Street, N. W. WASHINGTON, D. C. 20005 EMpire 6-0345 ROANOKER MOTOR LODGE On U. S. Routes 1 1 and 220 2 Miles North of Roanoke City Limits DAVID AND WALTER SANDEERG BOX 7008, HOLLINS, VA. Compliments of Lynchburg Ready-Mix Concrete Co.. Inc. LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 146 . . . but you must aspire! 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