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General iEfcroarfo 
West Ntrtjoh* 

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Major-General Edward West Nichols 

DWARD WEST NICHOLS, the son of James Nathaniel and Anne 
Nichols, was born in Petersburg, Va., June 27, 1858. Receiving his early 
education at McCabe's University School, he then entered the Virginia 
Military Institute and was the fourth distinguished graduate of the Class 
of 1878. From 1878 until 1881 he was assistant professor of Mathematics 
at the institute, and during this period studied law under special instruction at Washington 
and Lee University, completing his studies by summer courses at the University of Virginia. 
He was admitted to the bar, but soon abandoned a legal career to accept the chair of 
engineering at the institute, a position which he filled with distinction from 1882 until 
1 890, when he was appointed professor of Mathematics. Upon the retirement, in June, 
1907, of General Scott Shipp, who had served the institute for fifty-one years, General 
Nichols became acting superintendent, and one year later was elected superintendent by 
I he Board cf Visitors, a position which he has held ever since. 

General Nichols was for several years engaged in solving intricate railroad engineenng 
problems in collaboration with the inspecting engineer of the New York Central and 
Hudson River railroads, and was later engaged in similar work in connection with the 
International Railway Congress. Although busily occupied with his duties as an instructor, 
he found time for the exhaustive preparation of two valuable additions to mathematical 
literature — the Nichols' Analytical Geometry, published in 1893, and A Differential 
and Integral Calculus, which appeared in 1 900. These works, carefully prepared and 
admirably constructed, show well the attributes of the scholar, and are a vast improvement 
over the complicated productions of past years. 

From 1907 until the present time General Nichols has faithfully and well performed 
his duties as superintendent, and has been elected to membership in several prominent 
societies. In addition he was appointed chairman of the Virginia Council of Defense 
and president of the National Association of Military Colleges. During the period of 
the S. A. T. C. the Government, realizing the value of his knowledge and experience, 
commissioned him a major in the United States Engineers in order that he might remain 
in charge of affairs at the institute during this critical time. Since the war he has best; 
honored by the Government with a certificate in recognition of his capable and splendid 
services rendered the country in time of need. 

His wise guidance and efficient leadership through the varied responsibilities of his 
office are indicative of his excellent executive ability and one has but to visualize the 
"Greater V. M. I." of his own efforts to see in him a noble life of work consecrated to 
his Alma Mater. 


Summer fades in all ils glory, 
Golden banners deck the sky, 

Clouds bereft of silver lining, 
Gainer 'round old V. M. I. 

Shadows lengthen, laughter ceases. 
Autumn comes to claim her own. 

Moonbeams steal from heaven's windcw, 
Shed their light for us alone. 

Strange how well Cadets remember 
Summer days of blighter hue; 

Vivid nature ever calls them 

From the course which they pursue. 

And our thoughts in sorrow wander 
Back again to eyes of blue. 

When each heart beats for another 
With a fondness ever true. 

Now our furlough days are over. 
And each moment we recall 

Memories fond in silence moulded 
With the sadness of it all. 

A. B. D., '03. 


' 77s distance lends enchantment to the view. 
And robes the mountain in its azuie hue." 

"Li£e a fortress on the hill tops 
Frowning 'neath Virginia s sfcy, 
Ever casting mystic glances — 
Battled walls of V. M. /." 

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"A shady lane arched o'er with trees 
Thai sway and sigh in the summer breez 
Above, the blue of the summer sl;y ; 
Beyond, the walls of V. M. I." 

"Most calm that reverend chamber shall you find. 
Silent at first hut for the noise you malfe 
When on that brazen door your hand you lay 
To shut it after you." 


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"Buried deep beneath her shadows 
Fondest memories silent lie. 

Sacred clouds behind all sorrow. 
Treasured dreamland V . M. I." 


"Where Science, Language, Civil skill. 
Should share the hours with guard and drill." 



'By nature and by art 
Alif^e with massive beauty grandly crowned." 



"Radiant, adorned outside; a hidden ground 
Of thought austerity within." 


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'Oft in the stilly night, ere Slumber's chain has bound me. 
Fond Memory brings the light of other days around me." 


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"Here Nature holds her carnival of peace, 
The Very stillness of the lazy afternoon 

Is yet unbroken, and the birds that cease 
Their singing n>ill awaken soon" 



"Through the haze a silent murmur 
Lulls to sleep the dying dap; 

Through the clouds a thousand daggers 
Pierce the mist with silvered rap." 


"Nature Tvith folded hands seemed there, 
Kneeling at her evening prayer." 


Colonel Albert B. Dockery, Major Cavalry, U. S. Army 

Professor of M. S. and T. and Commandant of Cadets 

Captajn Wiluam M. Hoge, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army 

Assistant Professor of M. S. & T. 

Captain David S. Docgett, F. A., U. S. Army 

Assistant Professor of M. S. & T. 

Captain Stanton L. Bertschey, Infantry, U. S. Army 

Assistant Professor of M. S. & T. 

Professor of M. S. & T. and Commandant of Cadets 

First Lieutenant Edwin L. Hocan, Cavalry, U. S. Army 

Assistant Professor M. S. & T. 

Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel M. Millner, B.S. 

Associate Professor of Tactics 

Major Kenneth S. Perkins, F. A., U. S. Army 

Assistant Professor of M. S. 6- T. 

Major Frank A. Grove, B.S. 

Supervising Company "F" 

Major Henley F. Boykin B.S. 

Assistant Commandant of Cadets and Professor of Tactics 

Major Sterling M. Heflin, B.S. 

Supervising Company "B" 

Major James G. Allen, B.S. 

Supervising Company "A" 

Captain Hernando M. Read, B.A. 

Supervising Company "C" 

Captain James T. Rhudy, Jr., B.S. 

Supervising Company "D" 

Captain Charles A. Jones, B.S. 

Supervising Company "E" 


Governor of Virginia 


V. M. /., 

n Chief 

Board of Visitors 

(Terms expire July 1, 1922) 
Mr. J. O. Winston . . . Richmond, Va. 

Mr. Francis Bell Dublin, Va. 

Mr. G. Tayloe Gwathmey . . Norfolk, Va. 
Capt. M. C. Jackson . . . Petersburg, Va. 
Col. Greenville Gaines Warrenton, Va. 

(Terms expire July 
*Georce W. Stevens, Esq. 
Mr. Robert W. Massie . 
Capt. L. W. H. Peyton 


Mr. Thomas R. Keith . 

I, 1924) 

. Greenlee, Va 

. Lynchburg, Va 

Staunton, Va 

Charlottesville, Va 

. Fairfax, Va 

*Died November 2. 1920. 

Members of the Board Ex-Officio 

General Jo Lane Stern, Richmond, Va. 
Adjulant-Ceneral of Virginia 

Hon. Harris L. Hart, Richmond, Va. 
Superintendent of Public Instruction 


Military Staff 

Col. George A. Derbyshire 

(U. S. Army, Retired) 

Executive Officer 

Col. Raymond C. Bull 

(Medical Corps U. S. Army, Retired) 


Major James W. McClung 

Major Ernest A. Sale 

Qaurtermaster, Commissary and Military 


Captain Thomas S. Whiting 
Assistant Quartermaster 

Captain R. A. Marr, Jr. 
Post Adjutant 

Captain Lewis A. Steele 
Assistant Military Storekeeper 



Col. Hunter Pendleton 
M.A., Ph.D. 

Born at Frederick Hall, Louisa County, Virginia, 
January 22, 1858. A student at Aspen Hill 
Academy, '73-75. Entered University of Vir- 
ginia, receiving degree of MA. in '81. He then 
resumed his studies in chemistry at the University 
of Virginia, "82-'83, and of chemistry and min- 
eralogy at the University of Gottingen, Germany, 
'83-86, being awarded his Ph.D. at the latter in 
'86. Appointed instructor at Tufts University, 
Boston, Mass., '87-'89, he resigned his position to 
become professor of Natural Science at Bethlehem 
College, W. Va., '98- '90. Since July 30, 1890, 
he has been professor of chemistry at the Vir- 
ginia Military Institute. 

Col. Nathaniel Beverley Tucker 
B.S., C.E. 

Professor of Ceology and Mineralogy and Asso- 
ciate Professor of Chemistry 

Student at Shenandoah Valley Academy. Gradu- 
ated V. M. I. '88. First Jackson Hope Medalist 
and Cadet Quartermaster. Assistant professor 
V. M. I. '88-'89. B.S. degree in chemistry, 
V. M. I., '89. Assistant professor of chemistry, 
V M. I., '89-'91. Adjunct professor of miner- 
alogy and geology, V. M. I., '91-'96. Since 1896 
professor of mineralogy and geology, V. M. I. 


Col. Francis Mallory 

Professor of Phpsics 

Born August 15, 1868. Graduated from Nor- 
folk Academy, '86. Entering V. M. I., he 
graduated as second Jackson-Hope Medalist, July, 
1889, with the degree of C.E. Commandant and 
professor of mathematics at Fishburn* Military 
Academy, '89-'91. Post adjutant and assistant 
professor of mathematics at V. M. I., '91 -'94. 
He then resumed his studies, taking post graduate 
work in physics, mathematics, and astronomy at 
Johns Hopkins University, '94-'97. Adjunct pro- 
fessor of physics and astronomy at V. M. I., 
'97-'99. Since '99 he has been professor of 
physics and electrical engineering at the Vir- 
ginia Military Institute. 

Col. Henry Clinton Ford 
B.S., Ph.D. 

Professor of History 

Born December 12, 1867; Student Agricul- 
tural and Mechanical College, Blacksburg, Va., 
'84-'85; Entered V. M. I. in '85, graduating 
fourth in his class in '89, with the rank of Cadet 
Adjutant and the Degree of B.S.; Assistant 
Professor of Modern Languages and Tactics, 
V. M. I„ '89-'90; Commandant of Cadets, 
Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, Mo., 
'90-'93; Student at the University of Virginia, 
'93-95, which conferred upon him the Degree of 
Ph.D. in '99; Colonel and Chief of Engineers 
on the Staff of the Governor of Virginia, '98-'02 ; 
Adjunct Professor of Latin and English, V. M. 
I. '02-'04; Since '02 Professor of History, V. 
M. I.; Member of the State Board of Educa- 
tion, '11 -'23. 


Col. John Mercer Patton 

Professor of German 

Col. Charles Wyatt Watts 

Professor of Mathematics 

■aduating as first Jack- 
Assistant professor of 
tactics, V. M. I., '80- 
University of Berlin, 
Madrid, and Seville, 

Entered V. M. I., 76, g 
son-Hope Medalist in '80. 
mathematics, French, and 
'82. A student at the 
- 82-'83, and at Paris, 
83-'86. Appointed associate professor of modern 
languages at the University of Indiana, January 
to June, '86. Instructor at the Bellvue High 
School, Va., '86-'87. Principal of St. Paul's 
School for Boys, Cal., and Visalia Normal School, 
Cal. Law student, '90-'92. Assistant principal 
at Hoyt's School for Boys, Cal. Principal of 
Livermore Grammar School ; principal of Union 
High School No. 1, and instructor in modern 
languages, Oakland High School, Oakland, Cal. 
Professor of modern languages and commandant 
of cadets at the University of Arizona. Assistant 
professor of modern languages at V. M. I. Since 
1915 professor of modern languages at V. M. I. 

Student Norfolk Academy, '87-'89. He gradu- 
ated from V. M. I. fifth in his class and cadet 
lieutenant in '93. An instructor at Danville Mili- 
tary Academy, '93-'96. Assistant professor of 
mathematics at V. M. I., '96-'99, and adjunct 
profsssor of mathematics, '99-'08. Lieutenant- 
colonel and associate professor of mathematics, 
V. M. I., '08. Since '09 he has been professor of 
mathematics at the Virginia Military Institute. 

Col. Robert T. Kerlin 
M.A., Ph.D. 

Professor of English 

Born 1866. M.A. from Central College, Mis- 
souri, '90. Student Johns Hopkins University, 
University of Chicago, Harvard University. 
Ph.D. from Yale "06. Professor of English at 
Missouri Valley College '90- '94. Active ministry 
M. E. Church '95-'98. Chaplain Third Regiment 
Missouri Volunteers Spanish-American War. 
Professor of English at Missouri Valley College 
'01 -'02, S. W. University '02-"03, Missouri State 
Normal "03-'06. Instructor in English at Yale 
'06-'07. Professor of literature at Virginia State 
Normal '08-'10. Author of "Mainly for Myself," 
"Camp Life of the Third Regiment," "The 
Church of the Fathers," "Theocritus in 
English Literature," "The Voice of the Negro. * 
Secretary of the Virginia Society for the Ad- 
vancement of Education. European lecturer for 
the Bureau of University of Travel. Head 
administrative department of one branch of the 
Khaki University, A. E. F., at Beaune, France. 
Professor of English at V. M. I. since 1910. 

Col. William M. Hunley 

Professor of Economics and Political Science 

Received A.B. from Johns Hopkins University 
'04. Postgraduate work, Johns Hopkins, '06-08. 
Assistant editor and reporter for The Philadel- 
phia Public Ledger, W ashingion Post, and Balti- 
more Sun, 08-' 10. Assistant piofessor of politi- 
cal science at the University of Virginia, '10-'I4. 
Since 1914 he has been professor of political 
science and economics at V. M. I. He is secre- 
tary of the University Commission on Southern 
Race Questions, advisory editor of the Virginia 
Journal of Education, and was the first executive 
secretary of the Virginia Council of Defense, 


Col. Thomas A. E. Moseley 
B.A., Ph.D. 

Professor of French and Spanish 

Born August 27, 1886. Received A.B. from 
Johns Hopkins in 07, and Ph.D. from the same 
university in '15. Instructor modern languages at 
Princeton from '11 to '16. Professor of romance 
languages at Washington and Jefferson, '16-' 19. 
Since September, 1919, professor of romance 
languages V. M. I. 

Col. Raymond C. Bull 
B.S., A.B., M.D. 

Professor of Biology and Post Surgeon 

B.S. from Colorado College, '04. A.B. Univer- 
sity Kansas, '06. M.D. Jefferson Medical Col- 
lege, '09. First lieutenant Medical Reserve 
Corps, U. S. A., '12. First lieutenant M. C, 
Regular Army, May I, 1913. Captain M. C, 
June 7, 1916. Major retired May 15, 1917. 
Lieutenant-colonel M. C, November 8, 1918, to 
May 31, 1919. Army Medical School, Washing- 
ton, D. C, '12-'13. Sanitary Train, 2nd Divi- 
sion, '13-' 16. Adjutant Walter Reed Hospital, 
'16-' 18, and Personnel Division, Surgeon-Gen- 
eral's office, '18-'19. Since September I, 1919. 
professor of Biology and post surgeon, V. M. I. 


Col. Robert B. Poague 

Professor of Descriptive Geometry and Drawing 

Major Albert B. Dockery 

U. S. Cavalry 
Commandant of Cadets 

Born Rockbridge County, Virginia, December 5, 
1881. Graduated from V. M. I. in 1900, stand- 
ing fourth in his class. With American Tele- 
phone and Telegraph Co., and Pennsylvania 
Railway. Commandant of cadets Chamberlain- 
Hunt Academy, Port Gibson, Miss., '02-'03. 
With Gulf and Ship Island Railway, Gulfport, 
Miss., '03-'04. Assistant professor of physics 
V. M. I., '04, and transferred to the Department 
of Drawing as adjunct professor, '08-'13. In 
charge of Summer Coaching School, *08-'12. 
Lieutenant-Colonel and associate professor of 
engineering, '13-'20. Since 1920 colonel and 
professor of drawing and descriptive geometry. 

Born at Hernando, Miss., in 1878; Cadet at V. 
M. I. 1895 to 1898; graduated U. S. M. A. 
1902; served with 5th Cavalry in Philippines, 
Hawaii and Southwest; Inspector-Instructor of 
Militia Cavalry on Pacific Coast '12-"13-'14; 
served with 10th Cavalry on Mexican Border and 
on Punitive Expedition, '15-'16; Major com- 
manding 1st Squadron California Cavalry on 
Mexican Border, 1916; Major of Infantry com- 
manding 1st Battalion 318th Infantry and Inspec- 
tor 155th Depot Brigade '17-'18; Lieut.-Colonel 
of Infantry *18; Assistant Chief of Staff 14th 
Division (G-3) at Camp Carter and at War Col- 
lege *18; Commanding 4th Cavalry at Fort Ring- 
gold '19; Professor of Military Science and Tac- 
tics and Commandant of Cadets V. M. I. since 


Col. George A. Derbyshire 

Lt. U. S. A., Retired 
Executive Officer 

Graduated from the Virginia Military Institute 
in 1899 with the rank of cadet first captain. 
Tactical officer, V. M. I., - 99-'0l. Served as 
lieutenant with the Puerto Rico Regiment, being 
transferred from this to the Regular Army, and 
serving in Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Re- 
tired from the army in '04. With the engineering 
department of the New York Central Railway, 
'05-' 15, leaving there to become post adjutant 
and instructor in Mathematics, V. M. I., '15-' 17. 
Recalled to active service in '17, and assigned as 
commandant of cadets and professor of military 
science and tactics, V. M I., for the period of 
the war. Since February, 1919, he has been 
executive officer and aide to the superintendent. 

Col. John S. Mallory 

U. S. A., Retired 
Lecturer in Department of Modern Languages 

Saw active service in Indian campaigns in West, 
in Philippines, and in China. Brigadier-general 
in late war, commanding successively the 78th 
Division, Camp Dix, and Camp Lee. Retired 
from active service *19. Since September, 1920, 
lecturer in Department of- Modern Languages, 

V. M. I. 


Lt.-Col. Raymond E. Dixon 

Associate Professor of English and History 

Lt.-Col. Stewart W. Anderson 

Associate Pr'ofe 

of Physics 

Ripon College, '05-07; University of Wiscon- 
sin. '07-'09; Summer Sessions, '09-'12-'20; 
University of Illinois, '14-'16; A.B. From Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin in '09, and A.M. from 
same in 13; Teacher of English, Tomah, Wis., 
High School, '09-'10; Head of Department of 
History and Civics, and Athletic Director, Por- 
tage, Wis., High School, '10-'I2; English 
Master and Track Coach, Asheville, N. C, High 
School, '12-'13; Instructor in Rhetoric, Univer- 
sity of Illinois, '13-'16; Assistant Cashier, Dal- 
ton, Wis., State Bank, '16-M9; Acting Head 
English Department, V. M. I., February to June, 
'19; Graduate Work in English and History, 
University of Wisconsin, '19-'20; Associate 
Piofessor of English and History V. M. I., '20. 

Graduated V. M. I., '08. Commandant Char- 
lotte Hill Military Academy. Electrical engineer. 
Navy Department. Assistant professor V. M. I. 
Instructor at University of Wisconsin. Adjunct 
professor of physics V. M. I., '14-'17. U. S. 
Army '17-19. Commissioned second lieutenant 
engineers, June, 1917; first lieutenant, August, 
1917; captain, August, 1918. Stationed at Fort 
McPherson. Transferred to Camp Gordon. In 
France with 307th Engineers. St. Mihiel and 
Argonne drives. Since September, 1919, adjunct 
professor of electrical engineering V. M. I. 
Promoted to rank of lieutenant-colonel and assist- 
ant professor, September, 1920. 

Lt.Col. Samuel M. Millner, Jr. 

Associate Professor of Modern Languages and 

Graduated V. M. I. as cadet lieutenant 'II. 
Assistant professor V. M. I. 'll-'14. Graduate 
work University of Wisconsin '14-' 1 6. Adjunct 
professor V. M. I. '1 6-' 1 7. First Fort Meyer 
Training Camp '17. Commissioned first-lieutenant 
F. A. Served with 314th F. A. at Camp Lee. 
Ordered abroad March I, 1918, as billeting 
officer. Served in that capacity until July, 1919. 
Adjunct professor V. M. I. '19. Promoted to 
rank of lieutenant-colonel and associate professor 
of modern languages, September, 1920. 

Lt.-Col. B. Davis Mayo 

^ssociale Professor of Mathematics 

Born at Shenandoah, Page County, Va., 1884. 
Third distinguished graduate of the Class of '09, 
V. M. I. Instructor at Fishburno Military 
School '09-'10. Assistant professor of engineering 
V. M. I. '10-M7, teaching branches of higher 
mathematics. Since 1917 adjunct professor of 
mathematics V. M. I. Promoted to rank of 
lieutenant-colonel and associate professor, July, 


Lt.-Col. James A. Anderson 

Associate Professor of Engineering 

Graduated V. M. I. with first stand in Class of 
'13. Instructor Shenandoah Valley Academy '13- 
'14. Instructor V. M. I. in C. E. Department 
'14-'I5, '15-'16. Student Cornell University 
'16-' 17. C.E. degree Cornell, June, 1917. 
Entered service as captain Q. M. C, Va. N. G., 
'17. Served in Richmond, Va., and Camp Sevier, 
S. C. Assistant Q. M. 30th Disivison in France 
and Belgium, May II, 1917, to September 10, 
1918. Assistant to operations officer 1st Army 
headquarters, September 11, 1918, to January 
26, 1919. Assistant to administration officers 
headquarters 7th Corps, Army of Occupation, 
January 21, 1918, to July 5, 1919. Promoted to 
major, August 1, 1918, and to lieutenant-colonel, 
April 26, 1919. September, 1919, to September, 
1920, major and adjunct professor of engineering 
V. M. I. Promoted to lieutenant-colonel and 
associate professor of engineering, September, 

Lt.-Col. George L. Barton, Jr. 

Associate Professor Latin and French 

Phi Beta Kappa, Raven, Bachelor and Master 
of Arts, University of Virginia. Instructor in 
Latin, University of Virginia, '12-' 16, and in 
Latin and Greek, '16-'17. Civilian instructor 
V. M. I. '17-'19. Major and adjunct professor 
of Latin and French V. M. I. '19. Lieutenant- 
colonel and associate professor of Latin and 
French '20. 


Lt.-Col. Benjamin F. Crowson 

Associate Professor of English 

Major Frank A. Grove 

Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Tactics 

Graduate V. M. I., Class of '10. Commandant 
Millersburg Military Academy of Kentucky. 
Four years assistant professor V. M. I. Assistant 
professor Roanoke High School. Graduate stu- 
dent V. M. I. Special student University of 
Pennsylvania. Superintendent Charlotte Hall 
Military School of Maryland. Since September, 
1920, associate professor of English, V. M. I. 

Graduated V. M. I. '12. Instructor Dublin In- 
stitute '13-' 14. Assistant professor V. M. I. 
*14-'16. Commissioned first lieutenant Field 
Artillery U. S. A., August, 1917. Served 
fifteen months in France with the 15th F. A., 
2nd Division, taking part in the operations around 
Verdun, the Aisne defensive, Chateau Thierry, 
and the Aisne-Marne offensive. Commissioned 
as captain, August, 1918. Discharged at Camp 
McClellan, February, 1919. Since September, 
1919, major and adjunct professor of mathematics 
at V. M. I. 


Major H. P. Boykin 

Born "Sunnyside," Southampton County, Va., 
189!. Matriculated V. M. I. 1909. Graduated 
V. M. I. 1912, degree of B.S. Assistant pro- 
fessor mathematics and drawing 19!2-'20. Ad- 
junct professor mathematics and drawing 1920. 
Assistant commandant since Sept. I, 1920. 

Major Sterling M. Heflin 

Adjunct Profe 

of Phvsics and Taclii 

Distinguished graduate V. M. I., Class of '16, re- 
ceiving Cincinnati Medal on Graduation. Assist- 
ant commandant, instructor in mathematics, and 
athletic coach at Bingham Military School, N. C, 
'16-' 17. Commissioned captain of infantry from 
first Fort Meyer Training Camp. Instructor sec- 
ond Fort Meyer Training Camp, and promoted 
to major of infantry. Transferred to Central 
Infantry O. T. S., Camp McArthur, Texas. Ap- 
pointed adjutant C. I. O. T. S. Resigned from 
Army December, 1918. Assistant professor of 
physics V. M. I., second term, session 'I8-'I9. 
Oil business in Texas '19-'20. Adjunct professor 
of physics, session '20- '21. 


Major James G. Allen 

Adjunct Professor of Engineering 

Born 1894. Graduated V. M. I. '13, second 
Jackson-Hope medalist and French Mathematics 
Medal. B.S. in civil engineering on graduation. 
With New York Central Railway two years on 
construction of Grand Central Terminal. One 
and a half years with Westinghouse Company 
on construction work. One and a half years with 
the Interboro Rapid Transit Company of New 
York City on elevated railway and subway work. 
Two years instructor in mathematics New York 
Military Academy, summers with the National 
Bridge Works and the Foundation Company. 
Adjunct professor V. M. I., session '20-'21. 

Major Kenneth S. Perkins 

F. A., U. S. Army 

Assistant Professor of Military Science and 
Tactics and Instructor in Artillery 

Born Norfolk, Va., 1885. Entering V. M. I. in 
1900, he graduated in '05 as a cadet captain. 
Entered Field Artillery, U S. A., in '08. Dur- 
ing the war he was assigned to the 350th Field 
Artillery for a time, but was soon transferred to 
the Inspector General's Department, under which 
his duties were to inspect the different artillery 
organizations before they went overseas. Since 
September, 1919, he has been in charge of the 
Artillery branch of the R. O. T. C. at V. M. I. 


Tactical Officers 

CAPTAIN Wm. M. Hoge, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army 
Assistant Professor of Military) Science and Tactics 

Lieutenant Edwin L. Hocan, Cavalry, U. S. Army 
Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics 

Captain Stanton L. Bertschey, Infantry, U. S. Army 
Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics 

Captain Robert A. Marr, Jr., B.S. 
Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

Captain Blandy B. Clarkson, B.S, 
Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

Captain Hernando M. Read, A.B. 
Assistant Professor of English and Tactics 


Tactical Officers 

Captain David S. Doggett 
F. A., U. S. Army 
Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics ■ 

Captain Charles A. Jones, B.S. 
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Tactics 

Captain James T. Rhudy, Jr., B.S. 
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Tactics 

Captain Benjamin F. Wilhite, B.A. 
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages 

Captain S. McClellan Butt, A.M. 
Assistant Professor Psychology, Logic and Ethics 

Mr. Reuben J. Grim 
Instructor in Chemistry 


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Colors : Maroon and Gold 

Class Officers 

R. McC. Fate President 

H. P. McCuiSTION Vics-President 

J. H. Jordan Historian 

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Third Class: 

Private Company 

Second Class: 

Sergeant Company 
Company Baseball. 

Second Class: 

Sergeant Company 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Lieutenant Co. '*E.' 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final Ger 

Lea Ernest Allen, Jr., A.B. 

Marlin, Tex. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


"Tedo," "Lea," "Cus" 

pA was originally a member of the Class of 1920. having joined thai tribe in their Third 
Class year, but he concluded that three years at the Institute ware insufficient, and so 
early in September, 1919, he cast his lot with '21. Although during his first two years 
he was often observed traversing nearby fields with rod, chain, and transit, he came to 
the conclusion upon joining us that the broadening training of Liberal Arts was far 
more valuable than the intricacies of surveying and mechanics. "Tedo' has held a 
prominent place in rebus militaribus. He was sergeant for two years, and the shining 
first baseman of the famous 1920 "Ouf" Company baseball team, which walked off with the annual 
feed of ice cream. 

Though he is somewhat noncommittal as to his standing with the fair sex, we have observed him on 
more than one occasion to be gliding dreamily over the gym floor with a fair vision in pink, to the 
soothing melody of an entrancing waltz. Furthermore, he is a prominent member of our literary society 
and has made many sensational speeches in that renowned gathering. 

A cheerful disposition, an affable manner, and an inherent ability to make friends, these traits espe- 
cially have made of Lea a valued classmate. And, somehow, we believe that when we hear of Marlin 
in the days to come it won't be only because that city is in Texas or because the "Giants" have a 
training camp there. 

"Well, you krtolv il is." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company 

Third Class: 

Private Company "D." 

Private Company " 
Marshal Final Ball 

ate Company "D." 
shal Final G.-rmai 

Richard Turner Arrington, B.5 

Richmond, Va. 

Born 1901. Matriculated 1917. 


"Pete," "Pud," "Ridiculous" 

[NCHES do not make the man, and size has never been a true measure of ability. This 
diminutive youlh has for four years stood very near ihe head of his class in scholastic 
achievements, and it would be a difficult task to find one who can surpass him in brains. 
sound judgment, or strength of character. The only foolish thing he has ever been guilty 
of was trying to stop a moving artillery caisson by putting his foot in the wheel. For- 
tunately, however, his injuries were not fatal, and he has since led a strictly sane and 
sensible life. 
Turner's future seems to point to a few years at Boston "Tech," and then a life devoted to the 
realm of chemistry. His actions around hop times tend to show that he is more interested in the chem- 
islry of cosmetics lhan in any olher branch of this science, and he may yet be able to use his knowledge 
of calic camouflage to commercial advantage. 

However this may be, his ability as a student has already been displayed, and the steady earnestness 
of purpose he has always maintained will carry him far towards success in his choien profession. In 
this work he has the best wishes and hearty support of those who have been fortunate enough to have 
him as a fellow cadet. 

"Say, has all my mail come in yet?" 

va.te Company 
n Team. 

econd Class: 

Private Company "i 
Gym Team. 
Monogram Club. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company "E." 
Captain Gym Team. 
Monogram Club. 
Marshal Final German. 

James Robert Ashely, B.S. 

McKinney, Tex. 

Bora 1900. Matriculated 1918. 


"Flop," "Jar," "Jim" 

jN our Third Class year James R. Ashley, better known to us as "Flop," came to V. 
M. I. from far-off Texas. Then began the long ten months of "sitting up" in class, 
something a Third Class rat never forgets. "Flop" was small then, and his ears seemed 
to be his most prominent feature. Unable to reduce the size of the latter, he decided 
to try to grow up to them, so he went out for the gym team. His work in this line was 
a decided success, and he is now captain of our bunch of acrobats. Also, he progressed 
most admirably in (he growing line, and is at this time half again as heavy as he was 
then. Industrious by nature, "Flop" decided to make a try at Electrical Engineering, and embarked on 
this course in his Second Class year. Of course, he got along in it, and now bids fair to be another 
"Monk" some day. Perhaps he may even invent a device for turning the wheels in his head by elec- 
tricity, in order to get up more speed of thought! But whether he put> his mind to this or merely to 
something easy, like lighting up the bottom of the Caribbean Sea, he will accomplish it in the long run. 
At least, that is said by those who know him best. 

*'// it ain't, /* m a rnonfye})' s uncle" 


Private Compa 
Track Squad. 

Third Class 

Corporal Company "A. 
Track Squad. 

Sergeant Company 
Trank Squad. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company 
Track Squad. 
Marshal Final Ge 

■ t. 

"p* Q 

John Cropper Ayres, B.S. 

Accomac, Va. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


"B. D.," "Doc," "Crop" 

OHN CROPPER came from Accomac, which is near Chincoteague, where they grow 
all of those wild ponies. The natives tell us that he spent most of his time chasing 
them. He started out for track when he was a rat, and the coach realized right away 
that he had a find in our Chincoteaguer. He has been running for V. M. I. ever since. 
"B. D." wanted to be a doctor or a surgeon, and naturally he elected to be a disciple 
of "Old Rat," so he could get a litlle of the inside workings of those molecules and 
atoms. We aren't worrying about "Doc'' Ayres, because we haven't any idea of being 
one of his patients. 

The Commandant gave "B. D." a corporalcy, and on top of that presented him with a sergeancy 
the very next year. Keeping up the good work, he attained the rank of fourth ranking O. G., which 
position he held down his entire First Class year. 

Cropper considers hops a necessary nuisance and tries to make olher people believe that he considers 
the ladies in the same class, but he doesn't. We wouldn't be surprised to see "Doc" and Mrs. Ayres 
come up for the game any old Thanksgiving. 

"B. D." has a personality that has won him the friendship of the corps. He leaves us with the best 
wishes for his success in the career which he has chosen, and we know that he will have it. 

"I ihinl( I'll catch me a little touch of ha])." 


Third Class: 

Private Company "B.' 

Second Class: 

Private Company "I 
Marshal Final Ball. 

vate Company 
rshal Final Ger 

Charles Henry Balfour, Jr., B.S. 

Norfolk, Va. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 


"Charlie," "Abie" "Balfert" 

^T was a page illuminating one of the brightest chapters of "Abie's" history when he 
declined the ease and luxury of his Norfolk home to come to V. M. I. It had always 
been the sole desire of this aspiring military prodigy to hang his hat on the wall of a 
V. M. I. boudoir. However, the novelty soon wore off, and he began to think that his 
one-way ticket had landed him in the suburbs of Hades. "Charlie" was always on hand 
for the hops, and the ladies soon found out they had a partner "seconded by none." 
"Abie" went to the hops, not only for the "eats," but also for the wonderful opportuni- 
ties offered by the Guard Tree. 

It was always a puzzle to "Abie" why current went one way and lines of force the other, so he 
decided to expose himself to Electrical Engineering in order to delve into the mysterious unknown and 
gain some satisfaction. 

His good nature, high spirits, and cool judgment will successfully carry "Charlie" through whatever 
treats the world will have to offer. 

"Wa\e, me up at first ca//." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company **B.' 

Third Class: 

Private Company "B." 
Company Baseball. 

^^L^^^uX^rr [ / 

Frederick Proby Barrow, Jr., B.S. 

Port Norfolk, Va. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"Wheel Barrow" "Pall Barrow" "Proby" 

Sergeant Company 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

vate Company ' 
rshal Final Ger 

X-Provisional-Temporary Line Sergeant" Barrow, F. and P., is a product of the tide- 
water section of "Ole Virginny." He came lo us a quiet, unassuming, obedient rat, and 
throughout his cadetship his quiet nature has persisted. His rat and Third Class years 
successfully completed, he decided on Chemical Engineering. He will tell you it was 
a hard road to travel and that many were his sleepless nights and hours filled with appre- 
hension around finals. Organic was the stumbling-block, but it was finally overcome by 
strenuous effort. Profiting by this experience, he got through the First Class without a 

mishap. If he carries out his intentions, we expect him to be one of the world's most eminent surgeons 

in the days to come. 

Here's wishing you the best always, Proby, and we know from our intimate association with you 

at old V. M. I. that you will come out on top. In parting let us make one final appeal to you: In 

the name of your roommates, and for Heaven's sake, before you pop the question, tell her you snore. 

'Yes, by gad, and moreover than that- 

Fourth Class: 

Private Company "A." 

Third Class: 

Corporal Company "A"; 
C. T. 

iecond Class: 
Sergeant Company "E" 
Editor-in-chief "Bullet" 
Final Ball Committee; 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Editor-in-Chief "Bomb" 
Hop Committee; 
Marshal Final German. 

Marshall Keith Berry, A.B. 

Vernon, Tex. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"M. K.r "Huckr "Bud- 

[LACK-," "straw-," or "rasp-," as the designation goes? No, kind readers, just our own 
and only Bud, blue-eyed and Titian-haired, difinified and complacent. 

In his third class year, after the S. A. T. C. had come and gone and tried to claim 
him for aviation, his military knowledge was recognized and rewarded with chevrons. 
Nevertheless, he had time to be one of the regular fellows of the "13." 

As a second classman he put out The Bullet and arrived for our first class year to 
become the directing power in barracks of the many phases of the Q. M. D. as well as 
the editor responsible for the publication now in your hands. The desk and cabinet, with their seventy- 
nine indexed pigeon-holes towering to the ceiling of A-l, bear mute testimony to the work required in both 
departments. In fact, his V. M. I. life just about centers around that desk — and the hay. Call to your 
aid the following scene and you have him: a quiet, homely setting with a figure, pipe in mouth, uniquely 
garbed in cuch combination as green felt hat, necktie, and bathrobe, puss-cat purring beside him— all 
this before r. confusion of pigeon-holes lighted by several of the six reading lamps, and the figure feverishly 
manipulating one of the typewriters or mspiredly dashing off copy in his true highbrow manner. 

Withal, he is one of these rare combinations which can speedily and capably turn out work and at 
the same time have opportunity for pleasure and contemplation. On all occasions he is level-headed, 
sincere, and conscientious. And we all love him for the true qualities of friendship we have been privi- 
leged to depend on him for. 

"Right up there in that third-story pigeon-hole." 

Fourth Class: 

Private Company "B.' 

Third Class: 

Private Company "B." 

Private Company "B." 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company "B. 1 
Marshal Final Germai 

Paul Alexander Blackwell, B.S. 

Henderson, Ky. 

Born 1901. Matriculated 1917. 


"Lady," "P. A.r "Carlyle' 

|AILING from the land of fair women and fast horses, this youthful prodigy intends to 
make brave men fill the place left vacant by mint juleps in Kentucky's hall of fame. 
His intentions are tempered with discretion, however, as was evident on the first day of 
his arrival here, when he refused to engage in mortal combat with a mean Third Class- 
man. After a precarious existence as a rat and hard Third Classman, Paul had ambi- 
tions to become a road-builder, but when half a term had passed, he went, not to Mor- 
pheus, but to "Monk,"' and henceforth he will read meters in his own home town. He 

is a self-styled "Big Dog," but he barks in a feeble crescendo, and while he calls her his "Lady Fair," 

we call her the woman who doesn't fall for that line. But he does argue, and "E'en though vanquished, 

he can argue still," so maybe he will bring her around. 

Anyhow, Paul, in a few short years, we shall find your name heading the list of Who's Who, and 

all who know you will know Why. 

"Loofy here, son- 


Third Class: 

Corporal Compa 

John Lord Boatwright, A.B. 

Norfolk, Va. 

Born 1898. Matriculated 1917. 


"Jack," "Boat," "No Brains' 

econd Class: 

First Sergeant Co. "E." 
Company Baseball. 
Baseball Squad. 
Assistant Cheer Leader. 
Vice-President Dramatic 



shal Final Ball. 

Lieutenant Co. "B." 
Company Baseball. 
Cheer Leader. 
President Dramatic Club 
President Literary So- 
Marshal Final German. 

J1ACK," although a Tarheel born, has proved himself to be a mighty good sort of fellow. 
He has taken an active part in every kind of cadet life, having done everything from 
leading the cheering at athletic contests to presiding over the Dialetic Society. As a 
"rat" Jack was as meek as the rest of us. It was not until he became a Third Classman 
that he began to attract attention. He has attracted the attention of everything from the 
cradle to the gra' e, in trousers or skirts, from near or far. Falling in love with him 
seems to be a thing of little difficulty for the fair sex, for it has never been known for 
him to return from a hop wihout a new "Greater Love." 

As a cheer leader Jack has shewn us the greatest ability, and we feel sure that the spirit of the corps 
this year has been due in a great degree to his leadership. Jack is also gifted as a singer and has been 
able to supply the "Quartette" with a deep bass \oice, his most popular piece being the "Corncrib Blues." 
He says he is going to give his future to the movies, and we cannot but feel assured of his success 
after seeing him at the head of the Dramatic Club. However, no matter what field you may choose, 
Jack, old boy, we feel sure that you will succeed, and we are all "pulling for you," 

"By damn!" 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "B." 

Third Class: 

Private Company "E." 

Arthur Johnston Bond, A.B. 

Petersburg, Va. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


"Turkey," "A. /.," "Libert))" 

Private Company "E 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company "E." 
Marshal Final Germa 

HERE from? Well, almost anywhere, because every time someone asked him, "A. J. 
named a different town. Matriculating in 1917, he soon decided that, on becoming a 
Second Clastman, he would follow the arts course. As a Third Classman "Turkey" 
was a "running" corporal of Company "E," and a member of the noble seventh section. 
It was in this year that miliary affairs and studies became of minor importance and the 

with th 
North Carol 

fair sex came to th< 

course by becoming a true artist, 
oits and to trifle with everyone he met. 
Lexingtonians, but in this he was disapp 

Second Class year he followed his self-prescribed 

This gave "A. J." plenty of time to carry on his 

In the fall of his First Class year Johnston started 

jinted, as he had to spend the Christmas holidays in 

seeker of the joys of life, Johnslc 

hard worker, and we know he will 

ke a success 

th the V. C. C. Company, where he intends to go after the "dips" are awarded in June. 

'To Hell with it." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company '!>.' 

Third Class: 

Corporal Company "B." 

Private Company "B.' 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company "D.' 
Marshal Final Germal 

James Christian Bowles, A.B. 

Columbia, Va. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1916. 


"Lucy," "Bill})," "Slippery" 

of be 

fjlUCY" bas the he 
stayed with him 
scholar, but in h 
his attention fron 
tunes with '21. 
his ability, holding a<-a:ns 
nothing flat. 

in exception lo the general 
ds by the size of the co 

the first rat in '16-' 17 to receive a nickname, and it has 
ver since. During his rathood he behaved like a gentleman and a 
Third Class year, wilh bombs, new cadets, and chevrons to distract 
things academic, he fell from grace and ihen decided to try his for- 
i his Second Class year he look Liberal Arts, and has since proved 
inters the world's record for putting down a hay in 

"Lucy" is an exception lo the general rule in that his virlues are many and his faults are few. He 
numbers his friends by the size of the corps, and he never fails to give for the asking his cheery smile 
and helping hand. Co to it, "Lucy" — and in parting we can only say that if you occupy as high a 
place in the world as you do in the hearts of your fellow cadets, you will write your name with 
ihe highest. 

"I hope lo tell you." 

Third Class: 

Private Company 



Charles William Bowman, Jr., 

Brownsville, Pa. 

Born 1901. Matriculated 1917. 


-Charlie." "Chuck," "Chick" 

econd Class: 

Private Company "I 
Associate Editor 

Marshal Final Ball. 

irst Class: 

Private Company "C." 
Associate Editor 

Dramatic Club. 
Literary Society. 
Marshal Final German 

ERE is the picture of the man who has caused more hearts to flutter by the art of his pen 
than the biggest dog that ever entered V. M. I. At any time — almost — he can be seen 
with a stack of letters by his side and with his pen working. From his very appearance 
you would guess that his main ambition has been to capture an A.B. As an artist of 
the first degree he has taken great delight in answering questions in a flowery style, much 
to the delight of his teacher — and much to the disgust of his "dumber" classmates. His 
rule is an enjoyment of life, and moderation in all things. What better outlook can one 

have for gaining the top ring of the ladder? "Chuck" is a'.ways ready for fun and good company with 

all. His only regret during his four long years of confinement has been that there are not more hops 

and more girls in Lexington, for variety in girls is the spice of life for him. 

If he does as well in after-life as he has done here, we may hope some day to have another good 

lawyer to settle the poor widow's estate or to help the poor wife find just complaint against her brutal 

husband. Here's to his success. 

"Well, horv 'bout it?" 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "B." 

Third Class: 

Private Company "B.' 

/QjLoC&k. Vl0t«lJi/ 

Austin Brockenbrough, Jr., B.S. 

Richmond, Va. 

Born 1898. Matriculated 1917. 


"Mule," "Pussy," "Crown Prince" 

Sergeant Company 
Slarshal Final Ball. 

N those troublous days of 1917 there entered the arch one Austin, a pilgrim from Rich- 
mond. He passed the peaceful days of his rathood in comparative obscurity, but when 
he came back as one of the genus Third Classmen he became a star performer, with an 
ardent desire to develop his physical powers to the utmost. He undertook a system of 
pedal exercise known as penalty tours, and if he walked at the rate of two miles per 
hour, he has covered a distance equivalent to the space between New York and Liver- 
pool. As a sergeant he scorned his old traveling associa'.es and endsavored to build up 
ndulging in the manly art. Also, it was during this period of evolution that he received 
hich ullimately won for him the dancing championship of Richmond. 

year "Fussy" manipulated railroad curves and juggled roofs and bridges to the 
'hose loss will be keenly felt by the corps of the following year. He is loved and 

his arms by 
the training 

In his First CI 
satisfaction of h 

Austin is a r 
admired by all his associates, and his acquaintance is widespread. He has chosen to bind himself to a 
transit, but whether he holds the red or levels the instrument, hi; success is essured. 

"Mann, vou are the nicest bov I have ever seen." 

Fourth Class: 

Private Company 

Third C.ass: 

Private Company ' 
Company Baseball. 

/y r <fXcx^l< 

Private Company ' 
Basketball Squad; 
Marshal Final Ba 

Basketball Squad 
Baseball Pquad; 
Marshal Final German. 

Harold Talfourd Christian, 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


"Johnny," "Chris,'' "Fannie" 


lOHNNY," with his marcelled hair and classic features, enthralls ihe fair sex as no one 
else has done. "Fair youth, I would I could make thee believe in love." Alas, he pre- 
tends to thrust ihem aside as the wave losses the sands of the sea. But "Johnny" has 
high hopes of conquering Wall Street, of being a J. P. M. the second. He always dreams 
of pulling the ticker tape in some handsomely furnished office and flirting with the en- 
hancing stenographer by his side. For many a fair lady he has "fallen for' at school, 
and his mutiplicily of visits to nearby towns will now be missed by many, due lo his coming 

absence. Sweet Briar likewise, although it has been less often a place of his secret haunts, holds many 

a fascination for this debonaire youlh. Still he believes not in love! 

"Johnny" expects lo spend the summer after graduation on an extensive tour through the stales to 

California, where he will reside for some time, later returning to Huntington, West Virginia, lo enter 

the brokerage business. Being a member of the Liberal Artist "tribe,'' we are sure that with his civil 

aspirations (just opposite to his miltary), he will aitain the highest goal in life. 

With a character that makes no enemies, and with full ability for your future, "Johnny, ' you are 

sure to achieve much success. It is with such a confidence that we say good-bye to you. 

"Boys, 1 swear I'll never fall again." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company 

Corporal Company 
Hop Committee. 
Cadet Orchestra, 

^&fajP. ^^t-za^a^-y-^^ . 

Holland Wright Clarkson, A.B. 

Chicago, III. 
Born 1898. Matriculated 1917. 

"Holly," "Spinoze," "Yankee" 

econd Class: 

First Sergeant Co. 
Leader Final Ball. 
Hop Committee. 
Cadet Orchestra. 


n Company 





ent Co 





j T is difficult lo realize that this distinguished-looking young gentleman has suffered not 

only the hardships of a rat year at V. M. I., but also has served in Uncle Sam's Navy. 

After his first year here, "Holly" gave up his highly important position as a corporal 

and enlisted in the navy. However, upon his return after the signing of the armistice, 

he was again raised to thai exalted position, and from it progressed through a first ser- 

geancy to lhat of caplain of Company "F." In his Second Class year Clarkson was 

elected leader of the Final Ball, and the success which crowned his efforts in this line 

was quite evident on that night to which we all had been looking forward. As a result he was elected 

president of the Colilhon Club, and a great deal of credit is due him for the manner in which he so 

ably managed the hops during our last year at the Institute. 

In "Holly" the Class of 1921 has a noble son, and we do not need a phrenologist to tell us that 
when he gets out in the world he will succeed in taking his place among men as he has here while in 
the gray. He is a gentleman of the highest type, capable and willing to work, and one who always 
stands for the right against the wrong. 

*7 shay!" 


Third Class: 

Private Company "C." 

sluil Final Ball, 

Marshal Finn 

Beverly Cameron Cobb, B.S. 

Portsmouth, Va. 

Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 


"Bev.," "Corn," "Irvin S." 

T was not long after September, 1918, that this "little boy'* was discovered. From that 
discovery until his graduation his popularity has steadily increased and his wit has won 
for him a place of friendship among all those who have come to know him. 

As a rat Bev's record was exceedingly good, but in the first few months of his year 

as a second classman and old cadet he started a run for first place on the demerit record. 

Early in his graduating year, too, he made a stab at his old record, the misdemeanor 

this time being the exploration of the "Delta of the Nile." And "F. C. P." had no 

n from October to May. 

face, there is a heart of pure gold beneath. There is nothing 
Bev hopes to carry on his studies at Boston Tech, and we are 
bly. We are sure, also, that in this northern exploration of his 

meaning to hi 

Trifling though he may be on th 
he will not do for a friend. Next ye 
sure that his "efforts" will turn out fav 
he will not forget Randolph-Macon. 

"Co on and le'mme alone!" 

( 'iimpany "B." 

Serg-eant Compan; 
Marshal Final Ba 


Henry Harrison Cooke, A.B. 

Charles Town, W. Va. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 


"Henn" "Lionel t " "5^iJ" 

jjNE bright day in early September a young man from the lower valley of Virginia was 
entrusted to the tender care of the gentle Third Class. Acquiring the ambition to become 
big and strong, he might have been seen most any day with his sack of weights across 
his shoulder hiking to the gym. The exercise proved so beneficial to him that he soon 
,0. began giving exhibitions of his prowess in his own boudoir on the second stoop every 
==M morning after "rev." One false start was made upon entering the Second Class, but 
he soon settled down into a course of "Chappyology." At the first makeovers he won 
his sergeant's chevrons. Later his scholastic achievements were recognized by stars on his sleeves, although 
his chevrons were lost at the same time. He was further honored after donning his cape and paletot by 
an appointment as a Rhodes scholar to Oxford, and we know that the spirit of V. M. I. will success- 
fully carry him through the stately halls of that venerable institution as it has through this one. 

"Good gosh, I reckon!" 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "C 

Third Class: 

Corporal Company "C." 


George Harris Cosby, Jr., A.B. 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Born 1901. Matriculated 1917. 


"Vcnie," "Ceorge" 



Company "C 










ny "E." 









urg Club. 




Com i 
n Con 



scopal Chu 

rch Club 





HE last of his race (>). For four long years this youth has been made to bear the 
name of another man's shame. Once V. M. I. boasted another Cosby, whose name was 
"Venus," and the stigma of that unfortunate cognomen fell on his successor's shoulders. 
Add to this the burden of continual warfare with those who try to drive into his practical 
brain the obscure theories profescors would have us have, and you can see that the loud 
prolests at times emanating from F-2 are not altogether uncalled for. "Venie" vehe- 
mently acclaims his opposition to girls, lessons, matrimony, and philosophers. He can 
a most inviting picture of his future state of single-blessedness, in which he will continually 
fire with his pipe, dog, and bcwl of apples. And to hear him describe this touching 
would really think he meant it. However, he is only "slinging the bull." Three times 
in as many years he has fallen deeply and disguslingly in love. The end is not yet. 

As a philosopher "Venus" would make an excellent prize-fighter, but aside from his little difficulty 
with this subject, he has mastered, in time, everything before him. What is more important, he has in 
his period of cadetship made a host of warm and devoted friends, and this in itself is worth all the 
knowledge ever caged in school books. 

"Again no mail." 

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sit by 
little i 


vate Company ' 
npany Baseball. 


Sergeant Company 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company ' 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final Gen 

S/ tU Cuty j 3 

John Earl Craig, B.S. 

Deerfield, Va. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


"Seoul," "Craigie," "Sergeant" 

putting one 
ministry, ju 
whether he 
be successf 

OU'VE probably heard of "hay hitters" and the like. Well, here's the originator of the 
order. During his rat year he hit the hay behind the door during C. Q., but since then 
he has participated in his favorite sport in classes, church, and even at the movies. In 
specializing he chose Civil Engineering, but having become so fond of' Physics (?), he 
has often wished to be in the Electrical Department. Earl has always been the best kind 
of a fellow— that is, we thought so until his Second Class year, when he was paid a 
special call by one of the ministers of the town. We then learned that he had been 

over on us. Lately we've about decided that this special call pertained to his entering the 
dging by his steadily growing vocabulary, which he uses in moments of intense thought. But 

be a minister, civil engineer, or what not, we not only wish, but feel positive, that Earl will 

! in his line of endeavor. 

'77/ swear I Wont s/aij here another damn da}}." 


Third Class: 

Private Company "D.' 

Private Company "E.' 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company "E.' 
Marshal Final Germai 

Gstn^^aJ 7^" C#Ac<x/S' l 

James Fountain Crist, B.S. 

Montgomery, Ala. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 


"Jimmie," "Count" "Jo Jo" 

HIS abbreviated young prodigy from Alabama arrived at the great metropolis of Lex- 
ington in the fall of 1918 to pursue his studies at the "West Point of the South." 
Having left his home lown amidst the stirring strains of martial music, he naturally 
expected a warm reception at this end of his journey. He got it, but not exactly the 
kind he had anticipated. The Third Class welcomed him with open arms and all evi- 
dences of brotherly affection. Despile many trials and tribulations, he won the respect 
and good will of all by his smiling good nature and evident determination to stand the 

n the V. M. I. world. 

Our enterprising and industrious Napoleon — "Jimmy" — has in his career at the Institute attempted 
everything from running Castle Hill to managing Brown's pressing shop. With a threat of alimony, his 
pursuit of the fair sex ceased abruptly, and it was only after weeks of encouragement and urging that 
he could be persuaded to again try his luck. 

If, in after life, he is as energetic in the pursuance of his chosen profession of Electrical Engineering 
as he is now in winning the affection of the fair sex, we have no doubt that he will be president of the 
General Electric Company at a tender age. 

"She is, without a doubt." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "C 

Third Class: 

Private Company "C." 

Private Company "C." 
Vice-President S. W. Vi 

ginia Club. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company 
Marshal Final C.e 


#*v£ fac/<4%f~ L 

John Frank Crockett, B.S. 

Dublin, Va. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


"Crlc\ei," "Dave," "Davy" 

RICKET," as he is generally known, thanks to "B. D.," came to us from the centra! 
part of Southwest Virginia, and signed away his freedom for four years without a com- 
plaint. During his Third Class year he discovered that he could survive the frequent 
deluges in the Maury-Brook Hall, and consequently joined the ranks of the chemists 
in the following year. Despite the fact that he doesn't lake Liberal Arts, Crockett some- 
how finds time to read a great deal, and is just as likely to be found absorbed in a copy 
of Plutarch's Lives as in the Red Book- 
He is rather quiet, which at first gave us the impression of bashfulness, but we soon found out our 
mistake, and that he is an example of the saying that "still water runs deep." While not exactly a 
hound with the local calic, his Sunday afternoon hikes are not so much for the purpose of exercise as 
one might think. 

After leaving the Institute, "Dave" hopes to take up the study of medicine, and if he shows as much 
skill in dissecting the human body as he did with those frogs in Colonel Bull's Biological laboratory, 
we shall certainly hear from him in the future. And judging from the amount of time he spends with 
pen and calic paper, Biology is not the only part of the Colonel's line that he has mastered. 

"Striding off another masterpiece tonight, fellows." 

Fourth Clas 

Third Class: 

Corporal Company 

Monogram Club. 

Richard Porter Davidson, A.B. 

Washington, D. C. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


"Dick" "Dave," "R. P." 

Second CI 





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|ORE! The royal game of golf is on, but, alas! the hand of Fortune has not provided 
the means whereby Dick might while away his leisure hours, so through the necessity of 
finding some outlet for his surplus energy he took up tennis, which he pursued for four 
years, and for which, through his excellent playing, he was awarded a coveted mono- 
gram. In his attempt to break all academic records, Dick's fond hopes were not realized, 
but he finished his Third Class year with the odds all on his side. When Uncle Sam 
began lo call for officers during ihe fall of '18, Dick was among the first to leave for 
Camp Taylor, where he remained until the armistice was signed. 

In his Second Class year the serious side of Dick's nature came to the front, and he settled down to 
conscientious study and proved himself to be a second Aristotle (so it was rumored). 

As a true "pal" Dick stands at the head of the list. The example he has set of clean character and 
splendid manhood will be remembered by us all. A friend to be sought after, the Class of '21 wishes 
you all the success that is rightly due you. 

"What the hell?" 


i'ate Company 
npany Baseball. 

Third Class: 

Private Company "E.' 
Company Baseball. 

Private Company ") 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

'irst Class: 

Private Company " 
Company Baseball. 
Captain Swimming 

Marshal Final Gem 


y,^></ s^^V.Q 

William Turner Davis, A.B. 

Madison, Fla. 
Born 1901. Matriculated 1917. 

"Dynamiter "Doc" "T. N. 77' 

RRIVING from the state famed for perpetual youth, balmy breezes, and wavy palms, a 
youth, known everywhere by his whistle, dropped his suit case in the arch on September 
5, 1917. Litile did he suspect of the nature of the next four years. During his first year 
all his joy came from company baseball and carrying a deep bass in the church choir. 
The year was not all joyous! In his Third Class year "Dynamite," alias "T. N. T.." 
earned his name by becoming a charter member in the organization of C. T.'s. Being 
linked with youth, he avoided ihe S. A. T. C. catastrophe, but was less fortunate in his 

In this year he 
company baseba 

ost hi: 
winning company baseball team, 
school, and it was there that he ( 

Slightly disheartened by the 
Artist in his Second Class year. 

chemical affinity and his love of Calculus, but played on the cup- 
He pursued Chemistry and Calculus all ihe way through summer 
ined the staunch friendship of Burke (the cook). 

Id shoulder of the engineering species, he became an ardent Liberal 
and enjoyed Ethics and Political Science immensely. Just because 
there was a "flu" epidemic, "Doc" took that, too, but pulled through in time to captain his company 
baseball team and to depart with the boys to Fort Oglethorpe as a part of Uncle Sam's cavalry. 

"Alligator" claims to be a woman-hater, but we have observed that certain letters addressed in the 
same dainty handwriting arrive with reassuring regularity. 

When "Dynamite" has settled down in Madison and become the state's most brilliant attorney, we 
know he'll be happy as well as successful. And that day is not far off. 

"Hurrah for hell! Who's Afraid of fire?" 

Fourth Class: 

Private Company "D." 

Third Class: 

Private Company "D." 

ate Company "D." 
ihal Final Ball. 

Ite Company 
ihal Final Ge 

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Alfred Willis Dearing, B.S. 

Charles Town, W. Va. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"Pud," "Wallh" "Papa* 

'IUD" came to us from West Virginia, but after hearing the talk about Organ Cave and 
listening to "Cow" Johnston and "Wooden Indian" Dickson singing "Those West Vir- 
ginia Hills," he changed his residence to Washington, D. C. We suppose he came here 
because his father, too, had been through the mill some years ago. Again, perhaps he 
thought it would make him grow. We don't know why it hasn't, but he is still diminutive 
and always grumbles about other people's punching his nose with their elbows. "Wallis" 
claims not to "go in deep" with the calic, and swears he hasn't the least idea who will 
wear his little miniature. We wonder whether he will be able to tell which is his miniature and which 
his class ring. "Pud" hasn't failed on anything since coming here, and he even volunteered to be 
jostled around on the rolling caissons out at Camp Knox. He always "gets his lessons over well," as 
it were, and wore stars as a result of his hard work when a rat. He is taking Chemical Engineering, 
and expects to complete his course next year at Boston Tech, but we're afraid he'll find "her" this 
summer and forget all about Chemistry, except that his heart is supersaturated with love. He is sure 
to make his mark; such a thoroughgoing person couldn't do otherwise. 

"It can only be one to ay." 


Private Company ' 
Company Baseball. 

npany Baseball. 

Henry Wyatt Dickerson, B.S. 

Richmond, Va. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"Dick" "Long Richard," "Slats" 

Private Company "A.' 
C ompany Baseball. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

vate Company 

HIS long, tall boy hails from Ric 
Because of his unusual cheekiness 
rat days, but he managed to surv 
"hard Third Classman." It was 
"B. D.Y' Calculus. In his Secor 
neers, where his troubles began v 
yet." He carried his nickname 
members of that race. Also, he was quite a rt 
suaded to stay in barracks by "Doggie." 

With his First Class year came problems in 
Even with ihem on his hands, however, "Dick" 
ing the bull." 

"Dick" hasn't decided fully lo follow up the 
he will do well, so go to it, "Long Richard," 
successful as your undertakings in the past. 

hmond, which to him is much larger than New York, 
he was quite popular with the Third Class during his 
ive and come back in the fall of. 1918 ready to be a 
a successful year, in spite of "Monks" Physics and 
nd Class year "Dick" cast his lot with the Civil Engi- 
with the transit, and, as he says, "They haven't ended 
of "Jew" in this year, due to his resemblance to the 
?gular attendant at the "Mink" hops until he was per- 

"roofs and bridges" which consumed most of his time. 
always managed to star in the daily exercise of "throw- 
engineering profession; but whatever he does, we know 
and may whatever you undertake in the future be as 

7 refuse to play soldier any longer!'* 


'ourth Class: 

Private Company 
Vice-President Cla 
Varsity Football. 
Monogram Club. 

Corporal Company "B." 
Vice-President Class. 
Vice-President Mono- 
gram Club. 
Varsity Football. 

eond Class: 

Sergeant Company 
Captain Football. 

Monogram Club. 
Marshal Final Bal 

rst Class: 

Private Company "E." 
Varsity Football. 

Monogram Club. 
Marshal Final German 

Richard Renick Dickson, A.B. 

Organ Cave, W. Va. 

Born 1898. Matriculated 1917. 


"Wooden," "Dick." "Indian" 

HEN this son of the West Virginia hills appeared for the first time upon the threshold 
of these gray walls, and had become the recipient of much kind advice on the part of 
benevolent Third Classmen, he doubtless bethought himself of that famous saying, "Fools 
rush in where angels fear to tread." Although both the geographical location of his 
native heath and his previous occupalion in life were elicited with difficulty, it was finally 
concluded, upon observing his unfeased countenance, that he had been the chief adver- 
tising medium of a cigar store at Organ Cave. He speedily came into his own, however, 
as a football player, and for four years has been an ever-dependable and invaluable member of our 
hard-fighting backfield. In 1919 he captained the immortal team that conquered V. P. I. This in 
itself is a sufficient reason for pulling him, for good and all, in our Hall of Fame. Yet in various 
other ways — as a shining light in the military world and as a bright star in our social life (particularly 
the hops) — has he burst forth in all his glory. And he has gained no little reputation as a source of 
dry wit. "Wooden Indian's" will is incomparably strong, but it has been observed that he becomes as 
docile as a little Iamb under the eyes of a "Sheppard." 

It will be mighty hard to tell you goodbye, old man, because you have been a friend good and 
true, but we're sure that you'll show the same old stuff in your future life that you have shown at V. M. I. 

"Well noxv, loofy-a here — " 

Fourth Class: 

Private Company "A." 

Third Class: 

Private Company "A." 

vate Company 
rshal Final Ba 

ate Company "A" 
shal Final German 


Henry Duncan Draper, A.B. 

Santa Barbara, Calif. 

Born 1897. Matriculated 1916 


"Dune," Dropper" 

UNCAN came from Santa Barbara to enter V. M. I. in 1916, but in order to become 
a member of '21 he skipped a year and did not return until 1918, when he became a third 
classman with us. 

Although from the far west, "Dune" is a California dilettant, and a cynic. Only on 
the subjects of physical culture and horsemanship does he wax enthusiastic and lose his 
carefully cultivated air of nonchalance. This handsome young giant is an ardent follower 
of Lionel Strongfort, and any night he can be seen leading a class through the exercises 
prescribed by that rule book. 

In cavalry Henry is quite proficient. Trick riding is not his specialty, but he can handle a horse 
with the best of them and nothing is too difficult for him to attempt. 

It is impossible to say exactly what "Drapper" believes. His philosophy is a mixture of all that is 
known and some that is absolutely original, but his doctrine seems to be expressed in the trite expression, 
"Gross, there's nothing to it!" This always produces that desired result on his spell-bound audience 
and prevents any comeback by his adversary. 

On the subject of women he is especially conversant, but his beliefs seem to be derived from the 
Turks. Needless to say, this cynical atmosphere and his marvelous conversational powers, as well as 
his qualities of true friendship, make him very popular. Some day we expect to see Draper's name in 

the Wall Street News. 

"Gross, there's nothing to it." 

Third Class: 

Private Company ' 
Company Baseball. 

ivate Company ' 
mpany Baseball. 
Photo Editor •". 
irshal Final Gen 

Russell George Duff, B.S. 

Sag'naw, Mich. 

Born 1898. Matriculated 1917. 


Sag." "Mich," "Pat" 

TAG" was a little late reporting for duty at the beginning of his four years' sojourn at 
V. M. I., but he soon made up for lost time. He received his share of hard knocks 
during his rat year, but it evidently did not change his attitude toward a military life, for 
he volunteered to spend the following summer at the infantry camp at Plattsburg, N. Y. 
fact, it might be said that "Sag" took advantage of every opportunity that presented 
itself for gaining more knowledge of the art of war. "Hard Boy," that's his middle 
name. At the oulset of his Third Class year he was offered one of the many corporalcies 
that were being handed out so promiscuously at that time. He politely refused this and joined the 
"Gyrene" detachment. This didn't last very long, however, and when "Sag" donned the gray again he 
realized that his one and only chance of wearing chevons was gone forever. He joined the Field Artil- 
lery the next year and spent the following summer at Camp Knox. 

His last two years at the Institute were spent under the guidance of the Ancient Rodent of Maury- 
Brooke. While this necessitated a great deal of study on his part, he was nevertheless able to keep up 
an extensive correspondence. 

"Sag" can't decide whether to enter the army or the industrial world, but whichever one he selects, 
we are sure that he will uphold the good names of Saginaw and V. M. I. 

"Noiv, hac\ in SaginaTv — " 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "B.' 

Corporal Company "C" ; 
Company Rifle Team. 

P J CUM^J^^ > | 

Alpheus Wilson Embrey, A.B. 

Fredericksburg, Va. 

Born 1901. Matriculated 1917. 


"Rooter," "Chick," "Circle" 

Private Company "C" 
Marshal Final Ball. 

First Class: 

Private Company "C" 
Marshall Final Germa 

] S it any wonder that "Rooter," after being asked his previous military training and replying 
that he had been a boy scout, lost thirty pounds of his million-dollar anatomy in the first 
two weeks of his rat year? 

As a Mean Third Classman, he paid the price on many occasions, even to the extent 

of spending his Christmas holiday under attest and missing the hops. 

=. Entering the Second Class and becoming one of those proverbial "disciples" — this time 

of "Chappie" — he soon acquired all those habits not characteristic of a "Liberal Artist." 

He became a specialist in the act of hitting the "hay," a lover of bottled joys, a worshipper of women, 

an exponent of the dance, and a feeder of his face. "Rooter" stands near the top in each. 

We sometimes think he is "gone" when the pink sheets pour in, and our uneasiness turns to fear 
when his intrepid wooing echoes from the shadows of Jackson Statue, entrancing his victim with the 
charm of his words. 

When he departs from his friends to study law at the University of Virginia we lose a man who has 
always applied himself well and at the same time been a good fellow. And we're sure he'll achieve suc- 
cess that does honor to '21. 

"Did you get my mail. Fuller?" 



rth Class: 




d Cla 





Private Company "1 
Football Squad. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Compan 
Football Squad. 
Marshal Final I 

Arthur Emmerson, B.S. 

Portsmouth, Va. 
Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 
"Immensee," "Orthobrombic," "Artii 

RTHUR hopped off the Lexington Special, August 29, 1917, and regretted it for some 
time after. The next year he decided to help the marines out, but the Kaiser deserted 
as soon as he heard the news, so "Artie" came back to help show the corps that there 
was a Third Class in barracks. He was a charter member of that old "C. T., '13." 

Now don't embarrass us by asking 
it has something to do with bi 
his Second Class year, Arthur 
a chemist must if he wants lo slay a chemist. A 
never adorned the make-over lists, but we are su 

hat lhat means, because we don't know. Anyway. 

bs, rat picnics, and things of that sort. Returning for 

id aside these wild ways and settled down to study, as 

far as we have been able to find out, his name has 

that this has been an oversight on the part of the 



christened a lieutenant in "P'erk's" 

Commandant. Immediately on his arnv 
Field Artillery. 

When Arthur became a knight of the three service stripes he was fired wilh ambilion, strove mightily, 
and did forthwith receive excellent marks in class, as well as battle courageously on the hill at football 
practice. His stay at (he Inslilute has been a success from the standpoint of the Class of 21. He is a 
man loved by his classmates and looked up lo by those about him. He is 21 years old, lives in room 
21, and is, all in all, a man of '21. 

"Decl( on special detail." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "E." 

Corpmal Company 


A. M. A. Club. 

John Swanson Estes, A.B. 

Danville, Va. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"Edge" "Johnnie," "Yates" 

Second Class: 

Serg-eant Company "B." 
Vice-President A. U. A. 

Vice-President Danville 

Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company "B. 
Marshal Final Germa 

I HIS saintly-looking, axe-faced gentleman comes from an alleged spot on the Dan River 
called Danville. We have been able to find spots on the Dan River all right, but a 
careful study of the map has failed to reveal such a place as Danville, in spite of all 
the contentions of Bennett Smith that such a place really does exist. Perhaps "hatchet- 
faced" would have been the more conventional term to apply to the above stunning 
countenance, but our jumbled memory has always associated hatchets with shining exam- 
ples of truth, and — well, we've heard a few of "Edge's" tales (all we could stand. 
in fact), and we just couldn't conscientiously do it. 

After passing through some dark days as a rat, we find Estes, in his Thud Class year, wearing 
corporal's chevrons by way of letting "Old Nick" know there is someone on the post who ranks him. 
During his next sentence of ten months he was again decorated for bravery, foolhardmess, endurance, 
blasphemy, or whatever they give sergeants chevrons for. However, on the final stretch his endurance 
must have given out. Maybe he ran out of "cuss words." Anyhow, there's an "axe-puss" in the 
O. G. s picture. 

At the hops Estes is in his glory. Whether the girls are in glory or in misery is beyond us, but we 
never could tell anything about the women, anyhow. That's "Chung" Jones' sphere! "Yates" spends 
his time chewing tobacco, falling in love and out again, and smiling. Wherever he goes, John takes 
that smile with him. We know him as a likeable fellow, an ideal roommate, a man well worth knowing, 
and one whom V. M. I. will gladly call her own. 

"Well, how about settling down?" 

Fourth Class: 

Private Company "C." 

Third Class- 

Corporal Company 



r>v " 







Company " 





Thomas Beverly Evans, B.S. 

Church View, Va. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"Tommy," "Tom" 

AILING from the thriving metropolis of Church View, Tommy entered with the rest of us 
on that long journey through Rathood. He was known as a "running mister,'' and his 
room was the scene of many consultations by his brother rats as to the best method of 
getting orderlies. With about thirty of ihese to his credit, he left at the end of the term 
for a round of fun with the fair sex along the Rappahanock. 

Coming back as a Third Classman, he proved the good stuff he was made of by 
running zero demerits while his roommates "patted the bricks." This good quality awarded 
him a "Bevo Corporal," but, sad to say, he was busted along with the rest when the men returned from 
the training camps. 

Tommy, because of his constitutional inertia, is a Liberal Artist by instinct, but he fooled them all by 
becoming a disciple of "Piggy" and "Olie." He awakened himself from his dreams and came back 
this year resolved to make that Chrislmas furlough or die in ihe attempt. And whether he goes to South 
America with the Guggenheimers or takes a job laying out streets in Church View, his quiet, unassuming 
ways and his steadfast character will win for himself the success he rightly deserves. 

"This is a funny world." 


Private Company 
Cadet Orchestra. 

Third Class: 

Corporal Company 
Leader Cadet Orche 

econd Class: 

Sergeant Company 
Leader Cadet Ore 
Bullet Staff. 
Marshal Final Bal 

First Class: 

Private Company "A." 
Leader Cadet Orchestn 
Hop Committee. 
President Literary 

Marshal Final German. 

John Clark Fain, A.B. 

Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Bom 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"Jacey," "Johnny" "Jimmy' 

IMMEDIATELY upon "Jacey's" arrival in barracks as a rat he was called upon by a 
delegation of Third Classmen wilh murder in their hearts. But, alas, "Music still hath 
charms to soothe the savage breast." "Jacey" seized his violin, sawed off a few saws, 
and the savage breasls subsided. All was quiet along the Potomac. "Johnny" is never 
more at home than when coaxing those tantalizing melodies out of his violin. The magic 
of his music makes you cry or makes you laugh, and when his orchestra gets going your 
feet just won't behave. Music is far from being Fain's only accomplishment. Demos- 
thenes, for all his ranting around the beach, rattling his pebbles against his eye-teeth and preaching to 
the sea weeds and bathing beauties, had nothing on our John. Almost any Friday night he may be 
heard in the halls of the literary society hurling solid chunks of eloquence at the unoffending atmosphere. 
Fain has faults enough to make him human, but no man was ever a truer friend or a better comrade. 
With a heart as big as all out-of-doors and a personality that makes his presence felt, "Johnny" leaves 
behind him a trail of friends wherever he goes. For you, "Jacey," old 21 wishes the best there is in life. 

"Do you still worship the ground I Tvall^ on, Gilbert?" 

Third Class: 
Private Compa 

Private Company "E.' 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company 
Literary Society. 
Marshal Final Gel 

Hubert Eugene Foster 

Lake Charles, La. 

Bom 1902. Matriculated 1918. 


"Boolz" "Fatly" "Flossie' 


that inevitable 
back with fivt 
and from the 
luck, and we hope that y 

HIS pink-cheeked rat arrived at the Institute in the fall of 1918, and from what we 
heard from the little home town, he had mauled several old cadets inside of a week's 
time. "Foddy" came back in his Second Class year to be an artist, and an artist he 
surely is. There is no subject on which he cannot express himself, whether he knows 
anything about it or not. He planned a wild trip to South America, guns and all; but 
this fell through — likewise his chance for chevrons. "Bootz" came back late in the fall 
of 1920, for in the fog of London and amid the gay lights of Paris he had spent the 
Although a month was spent having that same old neck straightened, he brought back 
"excused" letter. Despite the fact that Cupid had pierced his lovesick heart, he came 
years to wait. However, we still notice the same postmark and handwriting every week, 
umber he writes he should be a hound. 

arry that old line with you, and the world you wish to conquer will be yours. Good 
get her come day. 

"Now Fit go to sleep and dream about the sweetest girl in the world." 

Private Company "A" 
Company Baseball; 
Class Football. 

Third Class: 

Private Company "A" 
Company Baseball; 
Class Football; 

Private Company "A 
Company Baseball; 
Marshall Final Ball. 

Company Baseball ; 
Marshal Final Gem 

William Ayres Fuller, A.B. 

Danville, Va. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


"Bud?," "Flickers," "Daddy" 

|ES, he used to be a rat, too, and between furloughs he's spent the best part of four years 
in this "Castle on the Nile." "Buck" has two failings; he likes to gamble and his "I'll 
bet you money" can be heard during any discussion. His other failing is his firm belief 
that everything of importance originated in Danville, his native city. The words, "Aw, 
that came from Danville," occur almost as frequently as his other expression. 

You wouldn't think that he could be a lion among the ladies, but his aim is more 
deadly than Cupid's. Like Kipling's sailor he has taken his fun where he has found it, 
and broken hearts line the path where once he trod. 

Aside from trying to think up an excuse for a furlough, writing numerous letters and riding the gym, 
"Buck" studies hard. In fact, he studies so hard and likes school so well that he has twice been a 
member of the summer school. Dame rumor has it, however, that the fair visitors there and not the 
studies attract this famous "Barracks Athlete." 

No one ever accused "Buck" of being in love with military affairs, and on many occasions he has 
shown himself a strong exponent of collegiate life. He merely tells one when confronted with these 
facts that he is getting in training for his career at the University of Virginia, where he expects to get 
his training for the bar, and we know from observation that he will do well as a member of either kind. 

"Atv, what's the use, they re all alil^e, anyhow!" 

Third Class: 

Private Company "C." 

Private Company "( 
Marshal Final Ball. 

First Class: 

Private Company 
Marshal Final Gel 



Harris Walker Garrow, III., 

Houston, Texas 

Bom 1901. Matriculated 1918 


"Cus," "Wildcat," "Jerro" 


EAVING the Lone Star State, spending three days on the train, and finally backing into 
the rear end of the Valley of Virginia, Gus at last reached these loved and lamented 
walls. Desiring to stay only three years, he cast his lot with the hard-handled Third Class 

Not satisfied with rooming in half the rooms in barracks, he shelled the sentinel with 
oranges on Christmas Day, and was forced to confine his aspirations and activities to the 
limits of the Post until early in March. 
Despite this lamentable incident, Houston's pleasures palled after the first few weeks of freedom, 
and he returned, dreaming dreEms of M.D.'s, operating rooms, rich patients, big bills, and fame. 

Two pairs or better have always attracted him more than one pair and the Guard Tree, and the rattle 
of the chips is sweeter music to his ears than Weidemeyer's most enticing jazz. And yet we remember 
once, in his Second Class year, when he patted the bricks for weeks on end as penalty for succumbing 
to the lure of our neighbor's Fancy Dress. 

Those days are gone new, and we can heartily declare that, as sure as three of a kind beat two 
pairs, the medical world gains when "Gus" enters the realm of' surgery. 

*'// you love me, tweeze my hand." 

Fourth Class 
Private Co 

Third Class: 

Private Company "A.' 

nd Class: 
ivate Company 

n.l Pi: 

Chairman Ring 

Publicity Committee; 
Assistant Editor "The 

Vice-President Louisian; 

Marshal Final Ball. 

'irst Class: 

Private Company "A"; 
Assistant Editor "The 

Bomb" ; 
Assistant Editor "The 

Hop Committee; 
Banquet Committee; 
Literary Society; 
President Louisiana Club; 
Marshal Final German. 

Charles Barber Gilbert, A.B. 

Donner, La. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"Charlie," "Monk," "B" 

ERE is our true lover of art and letters. For four years he has traveled the hard road 
with us and yet he is as gentle as on the day he arrived. His aesthetic tastes are beyond 
contamination. A hard-boy he may not be; a high-brow he is. 

When it comes to style, taste, the later Victorians, or choice of words, Charlie can 
give us the dope and perhaps this accounts for his ever increasing popularity at the Post 
Exchange around exam time. As an artist, writer, and committee server he is without an 
equal. He designed the class ring and the Bomb will long preserve evidence of his work 
with brush and pen. As for committees, they just haven't a quorum without this man. 

But genius has its human interests as well. Judging by the voluminous correspondence carried on the 
year round, Charlie must be a huge success with a certain young lady, or perhaps several of them. And 
what a shame it was that they were unable to see him this spring! However, nature and hair tonic 
worked well, the new locks are more luxuriant and more golden than the old, and outsiders will never 
know what havoc those clippers wrought. 

Luck to you, Charlie, for you've been a valuable man to *21, and the world is looking for such 
talent as yours. With your admirable disposition and unusual abilities you cannot evade success, and 
some day when you write your autobiography don't forget to include the fact that you went to V. M. I. 

"Let's go to the P. £." 


Fourth Class: 
Trivate Com11.11 

1'hii-d Class: 
Private Compa 

Private Company "P" 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company "F" 
Marshal Final Germar 

John Morgan Glover, A.B. 

Richmond, Va. 

Born 1901. Matriculated 1917. 


"Pete" "Dingle" "Magan' 

|E,TE V was a regular Fourth Class rat but he was b,y no means commonplace. Being of 
Irish parentage and having read a considerable amount of his family history, he decided 
that an insurrection of "Rats" would be in order. The revolution was suppressed, but 
the life of the leader was spared. 

During the war, when things military were paramount, he held down the office of a 
corporal, but with the end of the war "Pete's" ambition along military lines had a relapse, 
and he has since confined his running to Hop times. 
Unlike the ancient who had one weakness, Pete has two. He just can't keep the women away, having 
already acquired an athletic heart from his exertions in escaping from their clutches. His other failing 
lies in the fact that had he been one of' the females of the species he would have been named Jenny Lind. 
Or if he had been in Rome during the conflagration he would have been adding vocal melody to the 
accompaniment of Nero's Lyre. 

"Pete" is the finest of the fine and he is loved by all who know him. The institute will certainly be 
the loser of an excellent cadet and the gainer of a splendid alumnus when '21 is graduated. 

"Goodbye Christmas furlough.*' 


Company "A.' 

Corporal Company "E 
Y M. C. A. Cabinet; 

Company Baseball. 

Second Class: 

Sergeant Company "B." 
Y. M. C. A. Cabinet; 
Hop Committee; 
Company Baseball; 
Assistant Leader Final 

Private Company "B" ; 
Advertising Manager and 

Treasurer "Cadet"' ; 
Secretary-Treasurer Y. 

M. C. A.; 
Vice-President Cotillion 

Pos' Exchange Council: 
Company Baseball: 
Assistant Leader Final 


Robert Newton Greathead, Jr., 

Norfolk, Va. 

Born, 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"Newt," 'Bob" "Huge Dome" 

EWT" came to us early in the fall of the year 1917. What a change in four short (?) 
years! Lo and behold, from a small misshapen rat he has grown into an irresistible 
Adonis. Aside from various other attractions. Bob has a way with the ladies that can- 
not be denied. They fall just like leaves in autumn before his wind (?). Bob claims 
it is not his fault. Shall we call that modesty? 

Bob has a — well, we might call it an athletic career. He ran "a mile" one time and 
as a result of his success decided to give the others a chance. In the gym his successes 
were even greater; tripping the proverbial "light fantastic" with professional ease, he has carried off all 
honors in that line. 

Always willing to do for others, he has won a place in the hearts of all. He is the type who has 
convictions and has the courage of those convictions. Then, too, his personality is an enviable one, for 
aside from various other attractions Bob is better known always to be in a good humor. 

Being well liked by all. Bob, it is plain that you'll have no difficulties in overcoming the struggles of 
the wide, cruel world. So we take this opportunity of wishing you luck and success in whatever your 
ventures may lead you to. 

'77/ bite; is it?" 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "E.' 

Third Class: 

Private Company "E." 

Second Class: 

Private Company "E.' 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company "E.' 
Marshal Final Germai 

~^k ^^ Q 

Webster Gregg Gridley, A.B. 

Fayetteville, N. Y. 
Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 

"Gregg," "Neewah," "Mother" 

HIS wandering Yankee hails from that famous salty section of central New York state 
where all things are perfect. Save for one long, indefinite furlough, he has been here 
for four years, during which time he has managed lo secure the names of "Mother, 
"Neewah," and "Gregg," "Neewah" being self-explanatory. He claims to be positively 
afraid of women because of early lessons well learned, and though one of the fair sex 
has been troubling him for years, we still have hopes for his future safety. Gridley 
aspires to be a politician and financier, and so, laking up the arts course, proceeded lo 
take on an affected brogue and swagger. You will invariably find him rolled up in sixteen blankets, a 
bathrobe, and smoking jacket, trying to sleep or to read the latest financial reviews. Although hating 
military life, our "Newah" has managed to live through the terrors of the S. A. T. C. and one R. O. 
T. C. camp. After getting his B.A. degree here, he in'.ends to take up a special course in business at 
some college where bugles, drills, and regulations are unknown. May he do as well without these three 
iniquities as he has in spite of them. 

"Well, let's see some action." 







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d Class 





econd Class: 

Fupply Sergeant Co. 
Company Baseball. 
Vice-President Richn 

President McQuires. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company 
Marshal Final Ge 

John Campbell Hagan, A.B. 

Richmond, Va. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1916. 


"Jack," "Hogan," "Irish" 

i HIS young man has had an extended career at the Institute, being ranked in point of 
service only by Fanny Dooley. A charter member of the Founders' Club, he seems to 
grow more a part of the daily order of things as time goes on. He has a good line and 
gets by with it better than anyone we know of. His one failing is good cigars, his on? 
weakness good-looking calic. He was ticketed as a Liberal Artist upon his arrival, and 
is invariably the first iran to fall asleep in the library. Inciden'ally, he is always the 
first to hit the hay in D-l. At the hops he is a knockout simply because his policy has 

always been to ignore them completely. The only time he ever gets into trouble is when trying to argue 

with the head of the English department. 

Jack never begins to worry about demerits until too late to have them removed, with the result that 

he always has an excess. His name was the first one read out as being deprived of F. C. P. in 1920. 

He has few faults, and is the best of companions and the truest of friends. Loyal and generous to an 

extreme, he cannot avoid meeting success. We predict a great future for him in the world of men, 

wherever he decides to cast his lot. 

"Semans, will you ever grow up?" 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "F." 

Third Class: 
Private Compa 

Sergeant Company ' 
Marshal Final Ball. 

hal Final Gei 



Frank Thomas Hamilton, A.B. 

Anniston, Ala. 

Born 1898. Matriculated 1917. 


"Mam" "Franl?" 

HIS "genlleman from Alaba 

arrived on the scene of ac'Jon in the early fall of 1917, 
nd has been with us ever since, through thick and thin. Frequently, perhaps, the cold 
winds from House Mountain ha-v e turned his thoughts to the comfortable haunts of his 
native state, yet he has stayed on in spite of all discouragements. Early establishing him- 
self in "F" Company, he soon gained a reputation for "running"; and it became easy 
for him to get an orderly as for one of the gods to call for a cup of 1 ambrosia. 

Returning as a Third Classman, "Ham'' became one of the disciples of "Mose" 
Goodman in the far-famed "gyrines" until the signing of the armistice, when he once more put on the 
old gray uniform, and divided the remainder of the year between taking part in a number of rather 
resounding celebrations in the courtyard and hunting the differetial of infinity under "B.D. V As a 
Second Classman "H.-m" soon landed the sergeantcy which he so well deserved, accompanying this suc- 
cess with an enlistment in the army of Liberal Artists, where he gained no little fame on several occasions. 
The dignity of a First Classrran has appealed to him particularly. 

He has one of the best of good natures, and his cheerful smile and characteristic laugh will long be 
iissed by us all. And yet he is firm in his beliefs, and not afraid to say what he thinks and to stand 

by his own opinion. 

As the good fellow, the hard worke 
good hunch that when they call the roll t 

"Daylight and trouble, both feet on the floor." 

and the true friend you have been to us, "Ham," we have a 
the Hall of Feme some day, they will tell you to guide on the 

Fourth Class-. 

Private Company "B.' 

Third Cla.s: 
Private Compa 

Sergeant Company 
Marshal Final Ball. 

First Class: 

Private Company "C." 
Marshal Final German 

Edward Everett Harwood, B.S. 

Trenton, Tenn. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


"Pussyfoot," "Hardwood," "E. E." 

IS name is Everett Harwood, and he hails from Trenton, Tennessee. Very few people 
arounn here ever heard of Trenton till young Everett arrived in the fall of 1917, but 
since that time it has been in the limelight. "Pussyfoot" first caught our attention by 
the admirable way in which he quoted Kipling, but that is not the only one of his accom- 
plishments. He has a voice like a bird and is wont to burst into song upon any and all 
occasions, lo the dismay of his roommates. A very good disposition has the "Sergeant" 
(a nickname contracted during his Second Class year) . He can see the humorous side 
:ven though it is upon himself. However, like all great men, Everett has his faults; he would 
r play an exciting game of solitaire or read Zane Grey than to pursue the paths of knowledge 
to his cwn regret. "E. E." — standing f-or electrical engineer — tells the rest of the tale. Tren- 
.'h Hum'h s," and is really developing into an engineer, a good 

of a joke 
much rath 
— at times 
ton has listened attentively to the "H 

one, and is bound lo make a for himself wherever he may go. 

"Well, you never can tell.'* 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company 
Football Squad. 

Third Class: 

Corporal Companj 
Varsity Football; 
Varsity Baseball. 

econd Class: 

Sergeant Company "] 

Varsity Football; 

Captain Baseball; 

Treasurer Richmond 


Marshal Final Ball. 

Varsity Football; 
Varsity Baseball; 
Treasurer Richmoh 

Marshal Final Ger 


A*«- / *ysyi,a/isCw*-ts 

Daniel Taylor Ingram, A.B. 

Richmond, Va. 

Born 1898. Matriculated 1917. 


"Dan," "Dan'l," "Ingrance" 

E came from McGuire's Schoo 
against him were that he had 
years haven't changed his hair 

he women. 


He has not been able io avo d th 
way to one of complete indifference 
intimacy with Sam Mason. 

He was a meek and lowly rat, but 
he changed. Oh, how he changed. Being somewhat of ar 
shadow, and was a battery commander at Camp Knox bee. 
But these are minor accomplishments. He has been 
for three years, and to say that he is fast i 
third base on the baseball team, but had loo n 
let him pitch because the catcher had a biggt 

in Richmond, and the only things that could be held 
uch nice curly hair and a pair of lovely eyes. Four 

but the difference is readily noticeable in those eyes, 
ind the soulful expression in them has given 
:h is entirely assumed, notwithstanding his 

Mose Goodman took him into his Marines 
artillery shark, he became Peerk's veritable 
ise of his wonderful ability(?). 
the fastest halfback on the football team 
putting it lightly. He's just too fast. He started at 
ch speed in putting them over to first. So the coachees 
glove. In addition to captaining the nine of '20, he 
pitched a no-hit, no-run game, and his three-base hits have broken up quite a number of interesting 
games. However, you'd never know him for a star off the field, because he is not the kind that 
needs advertising. He lets his work do it for him. 

Dan's athletic fame is overshadowed only by his reputation as a man who says what he thinks 
and thinks what he says. If he goes to Suffolk to live he will probably enter the fish business — 
but that is his own affair. He deserted Chemistry for the Arts, for the "Hay" called and would 
not be denied. And so whatever you do or wherever you are, Dan, our best wishes go with you and 
you can't lose, for it isn't in you. .,w- , j ■ i . ... 

' You re damn right! 

Fourth Class: 

Private Company "E." 

Third Class: 

Corporal Company "E." 

Sergeant Company "B" 
Marshal Final Ball. 

•st Class: 

Private Company "A" 
Vice-President O. G.'s 

Founders' Club. 
Marshal Final German 

Henry Tilunghast Ireys, III., B.S. 

Frankfort, Ky. 
Born 1900. Matriculated 1916 

"Dog," "Molecule^ "Tilling" 

H.HIS Kentucky colonel, after spending his rodent days on five trips with the corps, found 
that the third class was a little difficult at the first try, so decided to go back and march 
the first Rat section. Twas in this manner that '21 gained a loyal and good-natured man. 
During this period as a "Bull-rat," "Dog" was considered one of the hardest men in 
barracks. Of course he was busted from his corporalcy and walked numerous tours, as all 
bull-rats are supposed to do. 

As a re-entrant in the third class he roomed high and stood high, again getting a cor- 
poralcy, and again getting busted. He was also considered something of . a card shark as a second 
classman. In this year he pursued gases and rocks under the tutelage of Colonels "Rat" and "Nuts." 

Being adept at block-running isn't half of it; he could go anywhere any time he wanted to. True 
to his Kentucky blood, he is a superb horseman and loves all horses. Needless to say he went to Ft. 
Oglethorpe and received honorable mention. 

"Molecule" came into his own, however, when he became a first classman. As vice-president of 
the O. G.'s Association he can't be beaten, even if he is the only O. G. who ever gave the old guard 
"Present Arms * as it passed in review. 

Although he claims to care nothing for tomorrow and is rather skeptical about women, his reputation 
as a * dog * with the girls in his rat days still survives. 

"Moley," when you've settled in the bluegrass region raising Derby winners and indulging in the 
sport of kings, we know that Man o' War's record will be beaten. With that lovable disposition, twisted 
smile, and personality of yours we are assured that all your Tenbrooks will beat all the Mollies. 

"Tenbroofy beat Mollie by the foam on his bit.** 

Fourth Class: 

Private Company 


Private ( 


Scrub Basketball; 

Company Baseball; 

Company Rifle Team. 

Walton Bottimore Johnston, A. 

Bluefield, W. Va. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 

"Con>," " Katrinfya," "Tripod" 

ate Company "* 
matic Club; 
ib Football; 
shal Final Ball. 

Dramatic Club; 
Scrub Football; 
Marshal Final C 

ARLY one bright September morn in the year of our Lord 1917, this unique character 
portrayed above waddled into the arch with a suitcase in one hand, a set of poker chips 
in the other, and a deck of cards in his vest pocket. Not wishing to miss anything, he at 
once ordered the O. D. to assign him to active duly. It was his most noble ambition to 
enter the Third Class, thereby becoming an old cadet. From these lofty heights he would 
fit position to give his brothers from the home village a warm reception upon 

upset by time-honored customs, 
adually crept in!o 

their arri\al. Sad to relate, however, his ambitions 
and he silently withdrew to the tenth section of the Fourth Class. 

He also had an ambition during his Third Class year to wear stars. But love 
his life and soon he had to give up the struggle, for love and calculus do not mix. 

As a second classman all ambitions were cast to the winds, and he started to develop a social career. 
He made his debut at the Fancy Dress Ball of a nearby university — a debut which ended disastrously in 
numerous tours both day and night. 

His first class year can be summed up in the one simple word Bridge, for he ate bridge, drank bridge, 
and slept bridge. "Cow" is a man through and through, and any class is to be congratulated on having 
such men as he. Loved by many, admired and respected by all, we have no doubt that in life's mad 
whirl he'll never fail to overcome all obstacles, even though it should come to mining coal in Bluefield. 

'V ivont certify to anything where Wine, Women and Cards are concerned." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "B." 

Third Class: 

Private Company "B." 

Private Company "* 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

"irst Class: 

Private Company "B, 
Company Baseball. 
Hop Committee. 
Marshal Final Germa 

P\ Z&ulto UitaS^ 0*^/"") 

Charles Wesley Jones, A.B. 

Norfolk, Va. 

Born 1898. Matriculated 1917. 


"Wep," "Chung," "Ethiope" 

| ND now, ladies and gentlemen, meet "Wep" Jones, the boy from the city by the sea. 
He is easy-going, generous, and good-natured, and his good fellowship makes him an 
ideal roomrrale. Incidentally, to the ladies he is known as the "Dancing Fool. He 
came to us Lack in '17, and like the most of his "brother rats," he did not gain much 
notoriety along military lines or otherwise. As a Third Classman we find some of the 
old savage instincts in him, and he ranked among the hardest of the hard. Naturally 
he has flirted with the math department enough to feel its fangs, but good luck, coupled 
with eleventh-hour streaks of real brilliancy, have kept him in the race, and he bids fair to finish strong. 
After a year of sailing over the rough sea of math, he decided to turn to Liberal Arts, and soon distin- 
guished himself as an unri 1 aled letter writer, consistent hay-hit!er, and highly proficient Mexican athlete. 
We now find "Chung " a First Classman, full of ambition, longing for the peace and quiet of civilian 
life, but always true to the red, white, and yellow. With all the pride of the true Southerner, he is 
typical of the South in generosity, hospitality, and true gentlemanly traits. 

"How about getting the mail. Edge? I ^now I've got a letter from the Briar." 



* — T~l/ W 

Hoyt Jones, B.S. 

Fort Worth, Tex. 
Born 1899. Matriculated 1918. 

"Hoyi," "Hennessey," "Jonesey" 

Private Company "A" 
Marshall Final Ball. 

Private Company "A" 
Marshall Final Germai 


another one of those fellows who hails from the Lone Star State. We never could 
ut how they can be consistent in saying that Texas is civilized and at the same 
time be forever telling those wild and wooly tales, but his wonderful yarns about jack- 
rabbits, tarantulas, "greasers," and mesquite are very exciting to listen to. We woudln't 
mind trying it awhile ourselves. Hoyt likes to talk about oil wells and to crack jokes, 
and may be heard at most any time starting off with "Have you ever heard this one? 
Jones entered the third class just in time to get mixed up with the S. A. T. C, where 
he made good and in other lines has continued to do so ever since. Deciding to take Electrical Engineer- 
ing in his second class year, he found it to be no crip. But he has carried his burdens without grumbling. 
He is exceedingly modest and conscientious about everything. It alrr.ozt hurts his conscience to "cut" on 
the milk. 

Hoyt's affection for cahc seems to be entirely lacking, but well wager he has some one down in 
Texas who has signed up lo wear his miniature. If he keeps on plugging away as he has in the past 
he 11 graduate with a high stand, and next year will probably find him down in the oil fields salting down 
the com for the one who holds first place in his heart. Luck to you, Hoyt! 

"Did you ever hear that one about — " 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company ' 
Episcopal Church ^ 
Track Team. 
Monogram Club. 

Third Class: 

Corporal Company 
Episcopal Chuich A 
Track Team. 
Monogram Club. 
Class Historian. 

Second Class: 

1st Sgt. Company "C." 
Episcopal Church Vestr 
Monogram Club. 
Track Team. 
Class Historian. 
Vice-President Athletic 

Bullet Staff. 
Assistant Manager Ba 

Vigilance Committee. 
T. M. C. A. Cabinet. 

First Class: 

Lieutenant Co. "C." 
Episcopal Church Vestr 
Monogram Club. 

ok Te 


it T. M. C. A. 
in Publicity Com- 


John Hartley Jordan, B.S. 

Eastland, Tex. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"]ac\" "Judon" "Squat" 

JHIS native of Palestine (Texas, not the Holy Land) drifted in from the stockyards of 
Kansas City about the first of September, 1917. He soon became known as "that run- 
ning Mr. Jordan," and juslly so. The jackrabbils of his Texas wilds must have taught 
him the art of hurdling. His rat year was a model one, and he blossomed into a Third 
Classman a very high-ranking corporal. The S. A. T. C. found him a hard "Gyrene" 
and bent for Paris (Island), but the armislice broke up all his plans. When the time 
came for him to choose his course, he selected Chemistry. Naturally a highbrow, he 
took to formulas like a cat lo warm milk. Some day he is going to make a great discovery of a certain 
love potion, and then Beatrice Fairfax will have lo go out of business. As a First Classman he won 
renown for himself as the able editor-in-chief of The Cadet Editorial work and frequent trips to 
Hollins took up most of his spare time. But in spite of all his activilies, he has always had time to be 
an all-round good fellow. Jack, your days as a cadet have been crowned with success, and may your 
future be as bright as your past. As you go out to make your way in this world, remember that the 
Class of '21 is behind you. 

"Did you all hide my mail?" 


Fourth Class: 

Private Companj 
Track Squad. 
Monogram Club. 

Private Compaiv 
Track Squad. 
Monogram Club. 

econd Class: 

Private Company "D. 
Captain Track Team. 
Monogram Club. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

irst Class: 

Private Company "D." 
Track Team. 
Monogram Club. 
Marshal Final German. 

tf^^fc/g^f ] 

Frederick Clement Kane, B.S. 

Youngstown, Ohio 
Born 1S98. Matriculated 1917. 

"Fred," "Smiley," "Speed King" 

1UST see what I've run into now," said Fred when he struck the main arch of barracks. 
It's lucky for us that he didn t decide to run away, for we never could have caught him 
and would have lost one of the fastest sprinters that ever wore the monogram. In some 
ways, however, he might be considered slow, for it took him three years to get acquainted 
with even a local callc. He claims to hold ihe record of doing less and getting by with 
more than anyone else in barracks. Because of his restless disposition and dislike for 
concentration, he is generally opposed to study, but ihere are moments when he does 
"use his bean," and it is amazing to note the number of really brilliant ideas he can conceive for doing 
something by an easier and shorter melhod than has ever been used before. 

Following the line of least resistance, he selected the Civil Engineering course, because it was much 
easier for him than Liberal Arts. He is more at home with a slide rule than he would have been with 
one of "Chappy's" volumes of poetry. With a surprisingly large amount of reserve ability that will be 
turned loose some day, he will finish life just as he has finished his races here — a winner. 

"Even if I do say it myself." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "D.' 

Third Class: 

Private Company "D.' 



Pi ^ 1 1 


Second Class: 

Private Company "] 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company "A.' 
Marshal Final Germai 

, f^J^^S*^ <±f™f 

William Marshall King, B.S. 

Fredericksburg, Va. 

Born 1901. Matriculated 1917. 


"Marsh," "Kink" 

HIS ruddy-cheeked youngster from the historic town of Fredericksburg tired of the hum- 
drum life of a civilian and decided upon a military career. In the fall of 1917 he left 
his cozy fireside and was received in Lexington by a committee of M. T. C.'s, who 
welcomed him with open arms. As a rat our King was unable to exercise his sovereign 
powers, but when a Third Classman he was made a corporal and held sway over seven 
humble privates. At one time it seemed as if Marshall's interests in things military 
would lead him to a sad fate in the academic field. He could not be a Napoleon and 

a sage at the same time, and therefore was defeated in seven academic battles. But, undaunted, he 

launched a counter attack and made up five of his seven subjects at one time. 

We have no doubt that such a credilable performance was inspired by some fair damsel of whose 

identity we have only the vaguest suspicion. Marshall, we hope that you will be as successful in your 

future life as you have been in your past affairs with the fair sex. 

"You boys must thinly Fm a dodo.'' 


Private Compan 
Track Squad. 

Third Class: 

Corporal Company *"D.' 

Sergeant Company "E 
Company Rifle Team ; 
Marshal Final Ball. 

vate Company "E" ; 
rshal Final German. 

Jasper Wilson Knapp, Jr., B.S. 

Richmond, Va. 
Born 1900. Matriculated 1917 

"Oumsie" "Walrus" "Nape* 

V. M. I. so well that he even goes to Summer School at Goshen every 
year for the simple reason that he can't bear to be parted from military life. We have 
been afraid several times that we would lose this lad, but his horseshoe has stuck by him 
and consequently he still abides with us. Contrary to expectations he is a positive woman- 
hater, being one of the charter members of Sam Mason's select club. Perhaps it is be- 
f an accident that occurred when he was a rat (which involved the original 
'Walrus"), but, whatever the cause, he abstains from the hops and his only thoughts 
of food. 

transit hugger' 5 when he reached the second class, and knows the dimensions of the 
d forward, having run more traverses around the field than the track squad 

apparently are 

He became 
parade ground backward 
runs in a season. 

"Oomsie's" bashfulness is such that it is eaid h> 
all during leap year, preferring to lake no chances 
to the sweet things, we believe (hat he ha 
learns to care for him as we do — 'nough said. 

Walrus, we are expecting much of you and we don't believe for a moment you'll disappoint us. For 
a man who is as conscientious a worker as you have proved yourself here is bound to overcome all 
obstacles. And our best wishes are behind you. 

"When do we eat, Cutch?" 

never went within ten f'eet of one of ihe gentler sex 
es rather lhan be roped in. But in spite of his aversion 
of his own somewhere and if in the course of time she 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "F. 

Company "F." 

Second Class: 

Private Company 
Company Baseball 
Marshal Final Eal 

Private Company "F." 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final German. 

Charles Allen Lacy, A.B. 

Memphis, Tenn. 

Born 19C0. Matriculated 1917. 


"Pigeon E\)e" "Scratch" "Clarence* 


"HIS young gentleman traveled all the way from far-off Tennessee in order that he might 
join the search for the far-famed gold brick which is reputed to be hidden somewhere in 
front of barracks. His diligent application to his search really deserved some reward, 
and as Third Classmen we breathlessly awaited the discovery of the coveted prize. But. 
alas! he became discouraged and gave up the search after the final ball when everyone 
left for home. Soon after his experiences as a tourist he was unfortunate enough to suc- 
cumb to the darts from Cupid's bow. Immediately he began to grow long and lank, his 
hair turned gray, and he refused to eat. Verily, yon Cassius had a lean and hungry look! Much to 
his disgust, his love was not reciprocated, and he was forced to return to his normal state, this time a 

illowed education to interfere with his college career, and consequently 
e than a knowledge of math out of his four years here. He is going 
th him ihe good wishes and affectionate thoughts of the host of friends 

confirmed bachelor. 

As he often says, he has not 
he has succeeded in oblaining mo 
back to his native city carrying w 
he has made at the Institute. 

*7've never been in love in mi> Ufe."" 


Third Class: 
Private Compa 

Second Cla: 

Marshal Final Ball. 

•irst Class: 

Private Company 
Marshal Final Ge 
Associate Editor ' 

Elliott Russell Laine, B.S. 

Windsor, Va. 

Bom 1899. Malriculaled 1917. 


"Pinkie," "Kraut" "Dog" 

^INKIE," as he is most generally known, came to us direct from the land of peanuts and 
Smithfield hams. He claims he didn't know much about the Institute and its strenuous 
military sys!em before coming here, and it lock him a long time to recover from his first 
fright, when, after reporting lo the commandant, he proceeded along the first stoop, taking 
his time, trying to be pleasant, and looking the place over. But after four years of 
military existence he vows it'll take at least two more for him to get used to "cits ' life 
again. According to him, the confinement and seclusion isn't so bad after you once get 
used to it, and it's all right to be a "keydet" until the "calic" get to walking around about hop time. He 
even liked military life well enough to volunteer for the cavalry camp down in sunny Georgia last 
summer. "Pinkie" is inclined to be cynical at times, so don't be surprised if you hear him say, "Nothing 
is as it was, and there is no such thing as love." He took up Chemis'.ry in his Second Class year 
merely because he liked it, and also because a chemist is valuable in these dry t'mes. We really don t 
know what "Pinkie" will do when he gets out — the fact is, he doesn't know himself — but we're sure 
he'll find his place in the world and make good at anything he tries. 

"It can only be one rvay, you know." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company 

Third Class: 

Private Company 

;cond Cla 








nal Ball 

"irst Class: 

Private Company "B." 

Business Manager 

Chairman A. I. E. E. 
Marshal Final German. 

Henry Carter Land, B.S. 

Blackstone, Va. 

Born 1897. Matriculated 1917. 


"Henry" "Henri," "Dog" 

JE.HOLD, ladies and gentlemen, this wonder from the wilds of Virginia. He can handle 
the business for The Cadet, work, a slide rule with unbelievable rapidity, do a most intri- 
cate problem for "Monk,'' and write "dog sheets" all at the same time. Il was a sad 
day for Blackstone when Henry decided lo become a cadet. But someone once said 
r that it's a mighty poor zephyr which doesn't waft a little good to someone, so '21 is duly 
=J thankful to the aforesaid breeze. During his first two years this young man was content 
lo pull down maxes, and ended by hitching his sleeve to a star and appropriating second 
stand. However, when our Second Class year rolled around Henry's real work began. Being inquisi- 
tive by nature, he joined "Monk's" electricians "just to see what makes the wheels go "round." The 
Bullet staff picked him for treasurer, while the powers-that-be recognized him with a sergeancy. Seeing 
his success with the Bullet, The Cadet decided that it must have him for business manager. Henry is, 
therefore, a pretty busy gentleman, but one thing must be said for him: regardless of how busy he is 
collecting, chasing elections, or writing, he always has lime to help a fellow cadet over the rough spots, 
and the only thing that will keep him out of the hay at taps is a request to coach someone else for an 
exam. We are sure to hear from Henry in the days to come. 

'Wo 'special' todav." 


Third Class: 

Private Company "D." 

Second Class: 

Private Company "l 
Marshal Final Bait. 

ate Company "E." 
shal Final Germar 

Edward White Lauck, B.S. 

Luray, Va. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1918. 


"Ed" '*Lon>£/e," ''Caveman" 

|NE of that peculiar species known as a "Third Class Rat," Ed was among the first to 
enter the Institute in the fall of 1918. He says he came early to avoid the rush and to 
get the full benefit of> the military training. Although accustomed lo the grim surround- 
ings of the "Underground City," he is not at all as hard as he looks, but is an ardent 
worker and strives for the successful accomplishment of his "daily juties." Having suc- 
cessfully passed through those stormy days of rathood, Ed came back the next year a 
full-fledged Second Classman. He did not hesitate at the crossroads — it was to be Civil 
"a la Oley" and f. o. b. "Piggy." Being an engineer by nature, he joined that branch of the R. O. 
T. C, and, when a First Classman, gained fame as the assistant instructor in Topography. 

Each of us has come to recognize and appreciate that kindly humor and that desire to help the other 
fellow along the road which are distinctly his, and which have alt contributed to make his classmates 
glad to greet him as a comrade in the corps. 

As he leaves us he has but one regret: that the military life did not bring his knees in closer contact 
as they pass each other day by day. 

"Say, what d'ye hope." 


Private Company 

Corporal Compan 

jeond Class: 

Color Sergeant. 
Captain Tennis. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

st Class: 


Lieutenant Co. 


Athletic Council. 


Marshal Final Germa 

ry^^ty >$vl*-*x? a ^it~) 

Henry Davis Lee, B.S. 

Elkins, W. Va. 
Bom 1901. Matriculated 1917. 

"Henry" "Dog Pass," "H. D." 

OVER! Yes, he is a hunting dog, all right. In the wilds of the West Virginia moun- 
tains he acquired a taste for game and has succeeded in cultivating it to a considerable 
ree since his debut at V. M. I. Especially in basketball has he shown his superb 
lities as a sportsman, and more than once have our friendly rivals succumbed to his 
attack. Henry has a wonderful habit of theorizing, and in order to find a field wherein 
his fertile brain might be free from trivial incidents, he decided to become a Civil 
Engineer. No doubt we will live to see the day when he will have a railroad, on paper, 
running up every bypath in his native state. 

Being possessed of a lengthy formation, Henry was unanimously elected by the commandant to be 
color sergeant, and through many a weary march he has carried both the battalion colors and Old Red, 
White, and Yellow to victory. 

A true friend and comrade, unselfish, with a heart as true as steel, you have the world from which 
to choose, Henry, old man. 

"Now I don't l(norv about that." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company " 

Varsity Football; 

Varsity Basketball; 

Monogram Club; 

Hon Committee; 

A. M. A. Club. 
Third Class: 

Corporal Company 

Varsity Football; 

Varsity Basketball; 

Varsity Baseball; 


Vice-President of C 

Hop Committee; 

Treasurer Monograi 

First Lieutenant I 

All-South Atlantic 

All-South Atlantic F< 

ward ; 
Secretary and Tri^asu 

A. M. A. Club. 


James Clarence Leech, A.B. 

Lexington, Va. 

Born 1898. Matriculated 1916. 

"Jimmie," "Monlf," "LiicW 

econd Class: 

Sergeant Company "C" ; 

Varsity Football; 

Varsity Basketball; 

Varsity Baseball; 

Vice-President Monogram 

Hop Committee: 

Capt. and Halfback All- 
South Atlantic Eleven; 

All South Atlantic Guard 
in Basketball; 

Vice-President A. M. A. 

Assistant Business Man- 
ager Spring Supple- 

Finals Committee; 

Athletic Council; 

Marshall Final Ball, 
'irst Class: 

Captain Company "C" ; 

Captain Varsity Football; 

Captain Varsity Basket- 

Varsity Baseball; 

President Monogram 

Athletic Council; 

Captain and Halfback 
All-South Atlantic 

All-American Halfback; 

All-South Atlantic Gu.-'d 
in Basketball: 

A. M. A. Club; 

President Founder's 

Marshal Final German. 

FAMOUS coach once said lhat good athletes are not made but born. "Jimmie'' stands a 
living example of that adage today. His athlelic career here has been phenomenal, and 
surely no greater athlete has ever won the coveled V. M. I. monogram. His clean sports- 
manship, heady generalship, and broken-field running have made him the subject of sporl 
comment throughout the entire East. To take the words of a noted sport editor: "Too 
much Leech spelled defeat for the University of Pennsylvania." In this game his sen- 
sational dashes and all-round ability strengthened his grasp upon a hafback position on 
Walter Camp's mythical All-American Eleven. 

"Jimmie'' has a personality which has won for him a place in the hearts of the corps, while as a 
leader he is unsurpassed. Unlike most athleies he has a warm spot in his heart for the fair sex. and 
quite regularly a letter leaves on the B. & O. for a trip north. His cadet life was interrupted in his 
Third Class year by his enlistment in the U. S. Marine Corps, where he rose to the rank of First 
Lieutenant and saw active service in Haiti. 

"Jimmie," the expectations of the class for a future paralleled by your record here goes with you. 
Nothing but success can accompany a man of your calibre. 

"Hi, boy!" 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "D."' 

Private Company "D.'* 
Company Baseball. 

ate Company "] 
pany Baseball, 
shal Final Ball. 

Private Company ' 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final Gen 

William Hutchinson Lockey, B.S. 

Chipley, Fla. 

Born 1901. Matriculated 1917. 


"Bill," "High Mind" "Rose" 

SAD day it was for this young inhabitant of Chipley, Florida, back in the black days 

of Twenty-One's rathood, when he was booted none too gently into 102. However, 

nanaged lo make a fair existence during his rat year, even (hough he did 'bull 

He says this was caused by his looking so much at the snow, which he had 
en before in his life. On entering the Third Class, "High Mind" turned into 
enly known as a highbrow, grabbing a good stand at the end of the year, 
selected Electrical Engineering and became a follower of "Monk," probably 
due to his knowledge of short-circuited gas pipes, but he also experiments in chemistry, having nearly 
destroyed the occupants of 9-B by making an internal analysis of hair tonic. But this is only leading 
up lo the day when Newton's laws will be out of date and the world will start revolving in the oppo- 
site direction. 

He claims lo be a "dog," but we don't believe it from the few answers he gets to the many "spe- 
cials" he writes. However, success is hound to come in one way or another, and 21 will soon hear 
from him. 

"Oh, that's just another chum of mine." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company 

Corporal Company "C 
Varsity Baseball. 
Monogram Club. 

0- %-• 

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***** "i^"^ 


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John Herbert Claiborne Mann, 

Petersburg, Va. 

Bom 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


"Whale," "Booty," "Johnny" 

.•fond Class: 

Sergeant Company 
Vsrsity Baseball. 
Monogram Club. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

irst Class: 

Tuvate Company 
Varsity Baseball. 
Monogram Club. 
Marshal Final Ger 

gjN the fall of 1917 this prize product of Petersburg fell in among the ranks of the New 
and Lowly. He was a running "Mister," and not infrequently had to: "Sir, I report 
as orderly." Of course, he liked the hops, consequently his fame was not confined to 
the military department. As a corporal "Whif" was the bane of all rats, and many a 
harsh epithet passed his lips in the discharge of his duties. In this same year the base- 
ball team found a regular third baseman and Johnny found a monogram — a good trade 
for all parties concerned. 

nd Class year "Booty" guided on the right and also practiced walking on a straight line. 
ssman our hero was No. 1 in the front rank of the first squad. His other military honors 
consisted of holding down a lieutenancy in "Perk's" field artillery. In his spare time at the Institute 
Johnny pursued the study of Civil Engineering, and several times he nearly caught it. 

"Booty's" slay at the Institute is a success from every point of view. He is one of the finest men, 
both as a friend and as a classmate, whose name ever adorned a diploma. It is with the utmost confi- 
dence in his ability to succeed that his classmates see him as an alumnus. 

"Say, Jordan, did you get my last towel?" 

In his Sec 
As a First CI 


Private Company "C" 
Literary Society; 
Florida Club. 

Third Class: 

Private Company "C 


:e Company "C" : 

ite Company "C"; 
tant Business Mana- 
• "The Bomb"; 

5. a. JjaaMI 


Samuel Allen Marshall, Jr., B.S. 

Jacksonville, Fla. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


"5am," "Phyllis" 

JAM'S four years at V. M. I. have been a record in more ways than one. It is remarkable 
how that smooth polish and that innocent, soulful face have enabled him to avoid even 
the appearance of evil while causing so much trouble, through that inspired imagination of 
his. Sam has never condescended to be an officer, for, like the majority of us, he realized 
that some of the others were running for the jobs, and an unselfish nature couldn't deprive 
them of the honor. But just the same, influenced ostensibly by summer camp at Fort Ogle- 
thorpe, he got so "running" as a first classman that he was rewarded with a first sergeant 
in Cavalry, his one love (his limbs are so admirably shaped for a horse, anyway), and it was a delight to 
the eye to see him saunter forth to drill. His tour as O.D. will also be long remembered. 

In spite of his admirable work in his studies, and of the love he bears his instructors, and of the 
volume of letters that intermittently come and go in vain, he has time to take life philosophically 
and to have an ambition that overrides his natural indifference. Also, he has time to argue, to remain 
unsquelched in repartee, to reminisce, or to tell, in his dry, affected drawl, such stories as "There 
was an old woman — " 

Sam, your ability is both unique and enviable, as true in your friendships as you are frank and 
antagonistic in your dislikes. With such qualities we can say good-bye to you with assurance that they 
will make inevitably for success as you build your super-bridges. 

"I'm going to lurn over a new leaf." 



Third C:ass: 

Private Company "B.' 

ate Company "B" 
shal Final Bail. 

Private Company "B" 
Wrestling Team; 
Marshal Final Ge 



Lee Ricaud Martin, B.S. 

Washington, D. C. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 


'T&cfo," "Leopold;' "Third Class Rat" 

ijjELL, girls, here he is — -the boy who falls for so many of you at one time that he hasn't 
enough rings to go around. The art of fascinating the fair sex is only one of Ricky's 
accomplishments, however. He is an exponent of the terpsichorean art, lover of the hay, 
food for a vampire, and a boxer and wrestler of no mean ability. 

Rickey came to us from Randolph- Macon (Boy's School), in the fall of 1918. En- 
tering the Third Class with the determination to become a worthy member of 21, he soon 
accomplished his end in view and today is looked upon as the class mascot. Upon entering 
the upper classes he became a disciple of "Old Rat" in the Chemistry Department, where he has won fame. 
Huffcut's philosophy of' "The Only Child"' is not applicable to Ricky. It is true that he is the butt 
of nearly every joke on the third stoop but no man in barracks can take a joke better than he. He always 
has a pleasant word for everybody and is one of the most beloved members of the class. 

When finals roll around it will be with the sad realization that we have to part with such men. 
Here's to you, Ricky, old boy. With a heart as big as your body, may you find what you seek in this 
world and always be a credit to V. M. I. and old '21. 

"I'm a Third Class Rat." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company 
Scrub Football. 

Third Class: 

Private Company 
Varsity Football. 
Monogram Club. 

nd Class: 

Sergeant Compari 
Varsity Football. 
Monogram Club. 
Marshal Final B; 

Private Company 
Varsity Football. 
Monogram Club. 
Marshal Final Gei 

4. ~?H, 

Sam Anthony Mason, A.B. 

Hampton, Va. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"Sammy," "Sam," "Sam'l" 

AM decided that '21 ought to have a representative from Hampton, and as both the other 

residents were away, the duty fell upon his shoulders. He didn't care for hops and he 

wasn't particularly fond of things military, although the commandant did nearly worry 

him to death by making him sit up after taps with the first relief when he presented him 

with a quartermaster sergeancy. Sam's hobby is just football; he eats it, sleeps it, and, 

best of all, he plays it. One of the best ends that ever trotted out on the hill, he has 

been a shining light on the varsity for three years. To say that Sam is popular would 

be an inadequate way of expressing the sentiment of the corps. He is one of those rare persons who 

have the faculty of making friends of even those persons who want to be enemies, and this, combined 

with his gridiron ability, has placed Sam in a most enviable position. 

"Oh, Catvd, I'm not feeling very well today." 


Private Company "D" 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Marshal Final Gc 

£.. *2>. "7>fe£-t^ 

Clarke Braidwood Mears, B.S. 

Chincoteague, Va. 
Bom 1901. Matriculated 1918. 

"Squirrel" "DucJ^y" "Johnny" 

IKE many another, "Ducky" was enticed into the "Unknown" of Virginia by one who 
had already found his way out of the labyrinth and was anxious to see some one else 
enter and wander through its mystic mazes. So it was that he entered and began lo try 
to solve the intricate puzzle, Rathood, which had been worked out by a master mind. 

But before taking this step he was told the rules and forewarned against the snares 
which await one. Thus with his ball of twine he entered and was able to keep in touch 
with the entrance. For ten months he wandered, overcoming many hardships as he met 
them. Then he emerged into the Cavern of Hesitation (the assembly hall of upperclassmen). He was 
here confronted with four paths, and, like many a luckless one who hesitates to decide, he became con- 
fused and followed in the path of Monk. 

However, being possessed with qualities to stick, Ducky got through easily, and turned into the side 
channel of Field Artillery and progressed so well that he emerged in Camp Knox, where he distinguished 
himself not only in overcoming the difficulties of the course but also in discovering a new method of 
stopping flying missiles. 

It is with great regret that we bid farewell to one who has endured the hardships with us and we 
are sure that through his quiet disposition and his determination he will be a success in life and business 
and a credit to his Alma Mater. 

"Thai's dandy good of you, boys." 

Fourth Class: 

Private Company 
Track Squad. 

Third Class: 

Private Company 
\ r arsity Track. 
Company Baseball. 

Second Class: 

Private Company " 
Varsity Track. 
Company Baseball. 
Company Rifle Tea: 
Marshal Final Bali 

st Cla 

David Merson, B.S. 

Portsmouth, Va. 

Born 1898. Matriculated 1917. 


"Dave," "Doity" "Irish" 

ite Co 



Track Squad. 
Company Baseball. 
Post Exchange Coun 
Marshal Final Germ 

N the fall of 1917, a momentous occasion in his young life, this military prodigy arrived 
in the metropolis of Lexington. He was joyously welcomed by "that element" of the 
Third Class, who made a special point of seeing that he was given a warm, though 
somewhat strenuous, welcome. Despite the "attention" he received from the mean Third 
Classmen, Dave overcame all obstacles in his first year, and by his cheery smile and 
genial good nature gained an enviable place in the hearts of all. The time-honored 
customs of the Third Class found a hearty supporter when Dave became an old cadet, 
but for obvious reasons very little can be said about his various exploits. Tradition has it that Dave 
developed a taste for chemistry when as a Third Classman he did a little research work on explosive 
mixtures. Be that as it may, this young man decided upon chemistry as a profession, and has ever since 
diligently pursued his chosen work. The best of luck, Dave, and that your career in the world may 
parallel your Institute record is our hearty wish. 

"ft ami no use spcTi>in\" 


'ourth Class: 
Private Com pa 

Private Company * - : 
Company Rifle Teari 


nd C 





ny ■ 



y Base 





Private Company "D. - 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final Germar 

Henry Victor Millner, A.B. 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


|OW "Little Vic" happened to tear himself away from the pleasures of the Hilly City 
no one has been able to ascertain, but he came along and "finned out" with the rest of 
us, insisting all the while that the first hundred years are the hardest. As a Third 
Classman he developed the same tendencies which infallibly point to the newjy old cadet, 
and sang in the chorus of "We don't care whether school keeps or not." However, this 
period over, he started upon a Liberal Artist's career and outstripped quite a number of 
us in the race for high marks and Christmas furloughs, often unexpectedly blossoming 

forth with a poen:i which made you glance at the bottom for Kipling's signature. 

At the hops he was at all times a shining satellite. But after they were over he went into fits of 

depression, from which he emerged three days later resolving never to fall again. This high resolution 

usually lasted at least a month. 

We cant delermine just what his arr.biticn in life is, but if he continues to be as successful in the 

pursuit of his ideals as he has in the past, his success is assured. Always a good comrade, generous 

and optimistic, he has made for himself a place in the heart of the Class of 21 which no one else 

could fill. 

'Wafye Up- 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company ' 
Company Baseball. 

Third Class: 

Private Company ' 


Company Baseball. 


Private Company "F." 
Football Squad. 
Banquet Committee. 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final German. 

Douglas Durell Monroe, A.B. 

Houston, Tex. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


"Shark" "£>■ £>-." "Doug" 

g*r"7J'OW, gentle reader, do not get excited! I can easily realize that, from the looks of the 
above picture, you are expecting some wild tale, but you are doomed to disappointment. 
He is just as tame as can be. Of his past history we know only what rumor has brought 
us from that far-away state from which he comes. Early in September, 1917, we were 
all attracted by the express wagon's driving up to the mam arch and unloading a very 
_; crate in which something could be seen attempting lo hide itself. Upon opening 
said crale, lo and behold, what should be found! At first sight it looked like an alkali- 
covered cactus, but upon closer observation we discovered that it was a human being. Yes, in spite of 
its looks, it really was. Then someone cried, "His head is on fire!" but a more minute inspection 
showed it was only his hair. 

Well, he was yanked out of his crate, and the cactus and alkali removed, disclosing quite an attrac- 
tive young man. From then on, with the exception of his Second Class year, when he was unable to 
be with us, Durell has been right in the midst of things. His attractive personality quickly won him a 
host of friends. 

"Shark" says he hasn't decided yet whether he is going lo be an oil king in Texas, a Wall Street 
financier, or a soldier of fortune. However, from the looks of certain mail which arrives almost daily, 
we think he is going to settle down and lead the simple life on a Texas ranch. Anyway, whatever he 
does, he is going to be a success, and the best wishes of every man in old 21 goes with him. 

"Whe-e-e! Every man a wildcat!" 













Second Class: 

Private Company ". 
Vice-President Loui: 

Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company "F." 
Secretary -Treasurer Lou- 
isiana Club. 
Marshal Final German. 

a. &i- -triors 

Clement Murphy Moss, A.B. 

Lake Charles, La. 
Born 1902. Matriculated 1913. 

"Mossj," "Mike," "Evergreen" 

jLEMMIE" entered limit gates on the second of September, 1918, one of the first of the 

year's quota to arrive, and among the longest to survive. Hailing from the swamps 

where mosquitoes puncture automobile tires, he decided nothing was too hard for him, 

and cast his lot with the Third Class Rats. His life was as quiet and peaceful as a 

rat's can be until he draped himself in a necklace of cowbells on Christmas Eve and 

attempted to stage a fire drill in the Arch. After that little episode he did not see the 

bright lights of Lexington for some months. 

Ambitious to become a lawyer, he entered the ranks of Liberal Artists at the beginning of his Second 

Class year. The first case he had to plead was his own, and if he wins as much success at the bar as 

he had with his "one and only" in Louisiana, he will end his career on the Supreme Court bench. 

We can assure you that, betide what may, "Evergreen Mike" will be a most successful and worthy 
son of V. M. I. 

"Cot your goat, Doug." 


ate Company "C." 

Third Class: 

Corporal Company "i 
Boxing and Wrestlin; 
P. E. Committee. 
Secretary N. C. Club. 

Second Class: 

Sergeant Company "E." 
Manager-Captain Boxh 

and Wrestling. 
P. E. Committee. 
Vice-President N. C. 

Sales Manager "Bullet." 
Athletic Council. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

First Class: 

Lieutenant Co. "E.' 
Manager-Captain 1 

and Wrestling. 
P. E. Council. 
Sales Manager "Bt 
Athletic Council. 
Marshal Final Gen 

y ^.^~}i™^^n 

Ralph Stanley Murrill, B.S. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Born 1901. Matriculated 1917. 


"Ralph," "Major;' "Stan" 

'ROM the land of the South he came, leaving in his wake the bleeding heart of many a 
fair maid. But do not misjudge him by his seeming coldness, for every man must take 
some steps toward self-preservation. His sentimental instincts, however, were quickly 
placed in the background once he joined the Class of *21 and settled down with a pur- 
pose which has carried him through his four years with flying colors. When he became 
a Second Classman, Ralph, by some miraculous intuition, thought himself possessed of a 
liking for chemistry, and as a result he has all but forced "Old Rat" to divide with 
him his world-wide honors. Lucky boy! 

On the gym floor Ralph has succeeded in placing himself among the best, and once he dons the 
gloves, we are forced, in order to protect the admiring audience, to hang up a sign, "Slop, Look, and 
Listen." Have no fear, though, for his heart is too big to hurt anyone. As a schemer Ralph has no 
rival, and he almost caused a premature explosion of The Bomb by his unlimited ability as adver- 
tising manager. 

A friend m time of need, a true Southern gentleman, and possessed of a big heart, Ralph will etch 
his name on the pages of history ere he retires. 

"I'm without one.*' 


Private Compa 
Class Football. 

Third Class: 

Corporal Company 
Varsity Football. 
Monogram Club. 
Vigilance Commitl 

Hubert Preston McCuistion, B.S. 

Paris, Tex. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"Cramp-y," "Doc," "Mack" 

ad Class: 

1st Sgt. Company " 
Vice-President Class 
Varsity Football. 
Monogram Club. 
Assistant Manager 

Ring Committee. 
Hop Committee Fin 

Marshal Final Ball. 

Captain Company "B. 1 
President Athletic As 

Manager Basketball. 
Varsity Football. 
Monogram Club. 
Vice-President Class. 

Hop Co 


Marshal Final Ge 

HILE rat drill was in progress on the morning of September 3, 1917, two distinguished- 
looking gentlemen from ihe South made their appearance on ihe hill. Upon seeing the 
peculiar posture of the "newly cadets," one of them remarked, "Well, anyway, Lem, 
we've got it on those boys. At least me won't have to drill and stand up as they are 
doing now." This was an assertion of the former First Captain at Sewanee Military 
Academy to J. H. Nail, a Lieutenant at the same institution. In about fifteen minutes 
both were logged up in yellow breeches and campaign hats, drilling and standing up, 
just like two hundred and fifty others who probably had thought that they never would have to take 
that "funny" position. 

Since that day "Grampy" has altained the position of vice-president of his class and Second Cap- 
tain in the Cadet Corps. Words of praise are inadequate for this man, for a man he is through and 
through. Through sheer ability he has risen in V. M. I., and anyone can well envy him. In his class, 
in the corps, on the athletic field, and among his fellows, "Grampy" leaves a record of which he and 
his class may well be proud. 

"Old Man, did you do that?" 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "E.' 

Private Company "E.' 
Company Baseball. 

Private Company "1 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company "E." 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final German. 


Roderick Roy McCulloch, B.S. 

Washington, D. C. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


"Roddy" "Mac," "Rod" 

JIT was an awful shock to this future electrician when he arrived at V. M. I. not to find 
his room in barracks furnished in mahogany, with easy chairs, but, being kepi busy by 
the Third Class, he was unable to report the fact to "Old Nick." He was also sur- 
prised when he was not allowed to roam the stoops at will with a cigarette in his mouth, 
spite of his fondness for Breezy Stories and solitaire, the rest of the Electrical Engi- 
neers are surprised by the "maxes" he gets. They attribute this to luck, but he says it 
is due to pure brains. His fondness for midnight lunches at the Greeks cost him many 
tours, but he displayed his horseshoe again, for he was excused from as many tours as he walked. 

"Roddy's" great ambition is to be a "rah! rah! boy" at Princeton, and toward that he is working. 
So luck to you; we know that you will make good there as you have here, and that some day V. M. I. 
will add another to her list of successful sons. 

"Great life, isnt it?** 


Company *"E.' 

Third Class: 

Corporal Company "F." 

rid Class: 

-geant Company "A.' 

Assistant Cheer Leade 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Captain Company "D." 
Business Manager 

Assistant Cheer Leade 
Marshal Final Genua: 

Richard Guyton McKellar, B.S. 

Forney, Tex. 

Born 1898. Matriculated 1917. 


"Old Man," "Cus," "Mac" 

fAC" didn't care for farm life in Forney, somewhere in Texas, but the glamour and glitter 
of a military life appealed strongly, from a distance. As a result of this ambition he 
was among the rest of us who entered the sacred portals in those memorable September 
days." The hops didn't appeal to him, and he tried to give the impress:on that the 
feminine sex had no attraction for him. In fact, he was ihe oganizer of the Woman- 
Hater's Club, which, by the way, has been abandoned for lack of members, since his 
infidelity to the cause so discouraged the other member that he retired in disgust. 
As his energies had to be directed in some channel, he evidently found an outlet for them in a mili- 
tary way. He made a very efficient, though well-liked. Captain of Company "D." He was elected 
business manager of the 1921 Bomb, and both the Bullet and Bomb bear mute testimony to the success 
of his endeavors in this line. His unusual personality, combined with his business ability, will enable him 
to make a success of life with the same ease with which he succeeded in making for himself a place 
among the corps, and every man who knows him looks forward eagerly to the fulfillment of this pre- 

"o / & ? ! ?" 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "D.' 

Third Class: 

Corporal Company "D" 
Company Baseball. 

Henry Mims McMillan, A.B. 

Bristow, Okla. 

Born 1898. Matriculated 1917. 


"Mack," "Old Man" 

geant Company "D" 
distant Manager of 

Bullet" Staff; 
arsity Baseball; 
gram Club. 

-utenant Company 
Bomb" StafE; 
The Cadet" Staff; 
ty Baseball; 
gram Club; 
ation Committee. 

ROM the land of magnificent distances, rolling plains, and the world's youngest and greatest 
industry came this quiet, middle-aged young man. He looked down an oil well and found 
in the liquid gold Ponce de Leon's fountain of perpetual youth. For your years he has 
borne up under ihe strain of our strenuous life, and at an age when most of us will be 
almost ready to think of pensions and a peaceful dotage. However, he is years younger 
in spirit than many of his juniors who have taken on their young shoulders too soon the 
task of running the world's affairs. 
His entire period of cadetship has been spent in one company, and as a corporal, sergeant, and lieu- 
tenant he has given that company his very best in the way of ability and leadership. As one of our 
heroes of the diamond he was rather late in getting a start, for not until his second class year did he 
make his monogram. To alone for this, however, he knocked a home run in the very first game of the 
season, and his place in left field will be hard to fill. 

His pursuit of the "Light that lies" was also rather late in getting under way, so that he makes up in 
vigor what he lacks in time. We suspect, however, that he is an old hand at the game, probably having 
had some experience with the squaws of his native state. 

As soon as he graduates, Standard Oil Stocks will slump, for he is going back to Oklahoma with the 
firm intention of acquiring all the oil fields in the world, and odds are two to one against John D. 

Even should he fail in this enterprse, he has within himself the sort of wealth which is better than 
gold: the wealth of happiness which comes to those who can smile and make others smile under any 

"All right, but /oo/f here ." 

Fourth Class: 

Private Company 
Cadet Orchestra. 

Third Class: 

Corporal Company 
Cadet Orchestra. 
H-4 Quartet. 
Company Baseball. 

Aquilla Johns Orme, Jr., A. 

Atlanta, Ga. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


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econd Cla 

Cadet Si 
Cadet Orchestra. 
H-4 Quartette. 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

First Class: 

Cadet Adjutant. 
Cadet Orchestra. 
H-4 Quartet. 
Dramatic Club. 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final Gen 

IQUILLA JOHNS ORME, JR., more familiarly known as "Quill," came from what he 
claims is God's counlry, Atlanta, Georgia. Who would have thought then that this long 
"Georgia Cracker," then so completely subdued, would some day be the Cadet Adjutant? 
However, "Judge" has not had honors handed to him; he has had to work for them, and 
they came as just rewards of honest effort. Not only in a military way has he been 
successful at the Institute, but in many others, chief among these being his work in the 
Cadet Orchestra. Starting in his rat year, he has been the trap-drummer in that organi- 
zation ever since. For testimony of his ability to play these instruments, ask anyone who has ever been 
lo the dansants for which the Cadet Orchestra furnishes the music. There he can be seen causing these 
harsh insiruments so to syncopate that he has been one of the contributing causes of the violent remarks 
addressed by the fair ones to the O. D. when he appears with the drum to break up the dance. 

He has been a true friend and one with whom we hate to part, but the inevitable has now arrived, 
and we must separate. To wish him luck would be needless, for he will succeed — no matter what he 
undertakes — and will reach the top, whatever the walk. In parting, let us say goodbye to a man we 
have known for four long years and, in knowing, have come to love. 

"Il is, you £non>." 


ourth Class: 

Private Company 
Class President. 
Hop Committee. 

Third Class. 

Corporal Company 
Class President. 
Hop Committee. 

econd Class: 

1st Sgt. Company 
Class President. 
H-4 Quartet. 
Hop Committer 
Assistant Manage! 

Marshal Final Bal 

'irst Cla 

Class 3 


Hop Con 
H-4 Quartet. 
Manager Basketball. 
Marshal Final Germ 

Randolph McCall Pate, A. 

Norfolk, Va. 

Born 1898. Matriculated 1917. 


"Ran," "Caporal," "Dolph" 

1 T didn't take the class long to recognize Pate's outstanding ability, and as a result he 
was elected president of '21 in our first year at the Institute. Since then he has been 
unanimously re-elected each year. We're justly proud of him, for he's a man s man 
from every standpoint. "Ran's" home is in Norfolk, but he's just as well known in 
Roanoke because of connections he has formed there. In addition to being honored 
with the highest position his class can give him. Pate has attained the highest military 
office that can be given — that of first-ranking Captain. It wasn't "running" alone that 
did it; it was merely that his ability as a soldier, his force of character, and his personality were recog- 
nized and caused him to be selected above all others as best fitted for that office. 

From his achievements one might judge that Pate is a studious, serious-minded person, but not so. 
When it is time for play, no one enters into it more readily. A good joke will make him break out, 
and when he laughs everyone laughs with him, because it can't be helped. If you've ever heard him, 
you'll understand. 

How he does it, no one knows. But that curly, blonde hair and those blue eyes get 'em all! Don't 
introduce your girl to him unless you want to lose her. He doesn't try to do it, but they just naturally 
fall for him. 

Your energy, all-round ability, personality, and character will carry you anywhere, "Ran," and 
we'll all be proud to say of you, "He's a classmate of mine." 

"/ wouldn't shave for Mrs. Pale herself." 

Fourth Class: 

Private Company "F. - ' 

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Powell Lamar Paxton, B.S. 

Buena Vista, Va. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


"Pax," '-Pal," "Peter" 

|AXTON entered V. M. I. with the rest of 71, but the salty sea called him, so he entered 
the Naval Academy in the spring of '18. We don't just know whether the sight of 
water made him seasick, or if it was because he didn't like the grub, but he returned lo 
the fold the following September. He talks, acls, and thinks as an Artist, but pursues 
Electricity as the electron chases the positively charged atom, — which is to say, success- 
fully. Don't think for a minute, dear reader, that his mind is all taken up with material 
affairs, however. He runs after the ladies with even greater vigor than that mentioned 
above, and his frequent after-taps visits to "Bueny" are common knowledge to all except the sub- 
faculty. Among the accomplishments, Powell is well versed in the art of calling numbers. Some prob- 
ably term it African golf, but the 7-11 combination is :weet music to his ears. 

He aspires to be a second Marconi, and we believe he will attain his ambition. His present scheme 
of corralling all the electric light bugs in Rockbridge County in order lo illuminate his native town is 
but the first of a number of projects that he expects will land him a high position in ihe world of 

"Come seven." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "D.* 

Third Class: 

Private Company "D." 

Second Class: 

Private Company "D" ; 
Marshal Final Ball. 

First Class: 

Lieut. Company "B" ; 
Cadet Staff; 
Publicity Committee: 
President A. S. C. E. 
Stage and Property Mai 

ager Dramatic Club. 
Marshal Final German. 

John Bayley Payne, Jr., B.S. 

Dallas, Tex. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917 


'Texas," "Runt" "/■ B." 

OOK again, please! You didn't see this atom at first? That speck of humanity, that 
half molecule, is "J. B." He came to us in the fall of '17 a most worthy representative 
of Dallas, state of Texas, but he has grown considerably since. In fact, he stood at the 
doorway of the O. D.'s house two hours before he could attract enough attention to 
report his arrival. 

His brain is out of all proportion to the rest of his body. He was born with it, of 
course, but he has improved it so much that he is now a walking bureau of information. 
Will there be any stars in his crown? That we do not know, but he has been distinguished in general 
merit for three years and when the last leaf is turned we are pretty sure that it will be four. 

Being a potential Liberal Artist, Johnnie fooled us by taking Civil Engineering, and he can be seen 
almost any day running a transit up and down the lower road with the best of intentions. He has 
also done most creditable work on The Cadet, and we have watched him knock off maxes as Annie 
Oakley breaks targets. But we can never say we have seen him studying. How does he do it? 

He is not primarily a student as we have led you to believe, but is first of all a good fellow, an 
entertaining companion, and that rare combination of excellent talker and good listener. What more do 
you wish? We don't ask anything better than to be allowed to kick around with him for life. 

'Cut out that noise, Cutch!" 















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Sergeant Company 
S. V. A. Club. 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

irst Class: 

Private Company "B.' p 

S. V. A. Club. 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final German. 

Hunter Pendleton, Jr., B.S. 

Lexington, Va. 
Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 

"Rat," "Mouse" "Hunter, Jr." 

AT" hails from the tcwn of Lexington, so well known to all of us, and we will admit 
that the city picked the proper man lo represent it in the Class of '21. When he ap- 
peared at the Arch he was asked, "What is your name, mister?" by an old cadet, who 
received the answer which made Pendleton famous: "Little Rat Pendleton, sir. Colonel 
Pendleton's son." When finals of our first year arrived he was one of those to be hon- 
ored in the order published at the last formation; in other words, he was made a corporal 
for the next year, and left on his summer furlough barely able to wait for the time to 
come when he could use his authority. After showing his ability to hold down this high office, he was 
made a sergeant the next year. 

At the beginning of his Second Class year he decided to take Civil Engineering and placed himself 
under the care of those most efficient instructors. He could be seen on many an afternoon with an 
instrument on his shoulder, tagging along behind "Oley," preparatory to delving into things not known 
to the average person, but to him as plain as the nose on his face. 

"Mouse" claims to be not much of a social "effort," but we observe that he very seldom misses a 
hop. During call to quarters at night it is very hard for him to decide whether to work a problem in 
"roofs and bridges" or "pen a hound sheet" to the "only one," who dwells in the far South. We wish 
you success, "Rat," and may you always handle the propositions of life with the same dexterity with 
which you handle the pen and "calic" paper. 

'7 doni want it" 

Fourth Class: 

Private Company "C." 

Third Class: 

Corporal Company "D.* 

econd Class: 

Sergeant Company "D" ; 
Vice-President Kentucky- 
Publicity Committee; 
Marshal Final Ball. 

'irst Class: 

private Company "D" ; 
"Bomb" Staff; 
"Cadet" Staff; 
Pres. O. G.'s Association; 
Marshal Final German. 

Joseph Becker Phillips, A.B. 

Paducah, Ky. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


"Beck," "J. B„" "Joe" 

OSEPH BECKER PHILLIPS, the ablest successor of Aristotle. He of the daily max, 
is wise and still is not book-wormy, for his is the power of concentration. 

As a rat he was a scared mister from Kentucky, but the next year he was one of 
the hardest, sounding at least, of mean third classmen. But as a second classman he hit 
his stride. He chose the "Arts" as best suited to his capabilities and is just so much of 
a high brow that when he recites, if his version does not agree with that of the instructor, 
the latter hastens to explain that he probably has a misprint in his text. So you see his 
standing. His personality, originality, and capability have placed him in prominent positions on both the 
Bomb and Cadet staffs. 

As to the girls, he seems undecided as to the one on whom he will bestow his favor, but his eyes 
take on an additional and truly foolish lustre at the mention of a certain trip to Philadelphia. We hope, 
however, that he will be able to concentrate on one. 

His is the character and will power that never knows defeat. In fact, his wil 
has been known to go without butter for a week simply to show himself that he could. 

But with all his faults and good qualities we feel sure that in the outside world he * 
his capable work and leave the world a better place to live in than it was when he entered it 

great that he 


"Again I say, looI( at that moon.' 

Fourth Class: 

Private Company "B." 

Third Class: 

Private Company "B." 

econd Class: 

Sergeant Company "B." 
Post Exchange Council. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company "B."' 
Post Exchange Council. 
Marshal Final German. 

George Vernon Powell, B.S. 

Danville, Va. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"G. V ." "Ceo" "Vernie" 

. V." slid in a room one September afternoon about four years ago, and found that the 
old proverb, "Misery loves company," was the absolute trulh. He differed from the 
other occupants of 82, in that Roberdeau drilled him. (Ask Vernon what that means 
and you'll understand.) He's from Danville — which may mean somelhing, and again 
may not. He knows every kind of tobacco in the world by its first name, and is per- 
sonally acquainted with every species of tobacco bug in existence. He took electricity, 
or electricity took him — a point which has never been decided — and as a result he can 
tell you hew many volts, or ampheres, or whatever they are called, can pass from a girl's hand to his 
in a given time. Being especially partial to school teachers, it is logical to assume that he will enter 
that profession. But he insists that he is going to be tobacco king of Pittsylvania County in a few 
years, and, knowing his determination and energy, we cannot for a minute doubt it. Whatever you 
do, Vernon, you will do it thoroughly, we make no mistake there. And you will have the best wishes 
of every man in the class with you. 

"Good C — / Another zip.* 1 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "B." 

Third Class: 

Private Company "B.' 

Private Company "I 
Publicity Committee 
"Bullet" Staff: 
Marshal Final Ball. 

First Class: 

Private Company "B" ; 
Publicity Committee; 
Debating Team; 
"Bomb" Staff; 
"The Cadet" Staff; 
Marshal Final German. 

William James Price, III., A.B. 

Centreville, Md. 

Bom 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"Bill," "Daddy," "Wull))" 

HE winds of chance blow many a good fellow across our palh. But why they took Bill 
from his beloved Eastern Shore no one knows. As a rat. Bill's behavior was exceedingly 
meek, although he managed to live through "ratdom" wilh the rest of us. 

When the war came on. Bill, like all other real V. M. I. men, wishing to defend the 
honor of his country and institute, joined the Marine Unit and for quite a while served 
under the colors of Uncle Sam. But when conditions relumed to normal Bill realized that 
he was not deslined to be a mathematician so he decided to test the Hand of Fate and 
placed himself among the "Disciples of Chappy." 

As a reward for his conscientious study he was permitted to wear stars, things coveted by us all. In 
consequence, likewise, of his aptitude for lilerary subjects he was elected to represent his class in the 
Cadet publications. The Cadet and ihe Bomb, and we may rest assured that no error will be found in 
his work. 

Efficient in his studies, thorough and exact, we know that Bill will place his name in the Hall of 
Fame ere the Hand of Old Age greets him. 

"Oh, you l(norv what 1 mean!" 

Fourth Class: 

Private Company "E." 

Third Class: 

Private Company "E." 

Private Company "E.' 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company "E.' 
Marshal Final Genual 

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George Robert Rathbun, B.S. 

Allenlown, Pa. 

Born 1901. Matriculated 1917. 


"George," "Bob," "Zemo" 

ISTER! What might your name be?" "It might be Smith, but it's Rathbun, sir." "With 
this bad start George began his career at V. M. I., but he soon made up for this by 
becoming a great friend of numerous upperclassmen who made him pay them visits five 
minutes before every formation. With this hard job, George managed to eke out an 
existence till finals. Coming through the metamorphosis, he blossomed out as a mild 
Third Classman. He showed us what it was, in this year of turmoil and upheaval, to 

keep his head about him 
even tenor of his ways, but no one, looki 
jumped when a "loud one" went off. 

Coming back as a Second Classman, 
but he turned his eyes and took that i 
good man to fall. But here again he 

vhile all the rest were turning Bolshevik. He never lost the 
ig at George, would think that he was one of those who never 

he looked at that so-called broad, easy path of Liberal Arts, 
cky road where H2SO4 and "Organics" have caused many a 
vent on showing us that he was just as much himself as ever. 
Notwithstanding his hard work, he branched out into military fields and spent six weeks of his precious 
furlough as a dashing cavalryman at Fort Oglethorpe. 

His quiet ways, his steady character, and his eagerness to learn, will win for him many friends, and 
you may be sure that when Opportunity knocks at George's door she will receive a warm reception. So 
here's to you, George, just keep up the good work you've done and success will come your way. 

"Schliiz may be all right, but Daeuger's Light for mine." 

Second Class: 

Private Company "E 
Marshal Final Ball. 

First Class: 

Private Company 
Marshal Final Ger 

William Francis Reynolds, A.B. 

Richmond, Va. 

Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 


"Bill," "Tubby:' "Bills" 

IN the fall of 1918 this plump individual journeyed up with a bunch of "brother rats" 
from Richmond and made his appearance at the Institute. Truly some thought it was 
Venus, so unique was he of form. When Bill started on his second class year he became 
"purty tolerably" interested in Sweet Briar, and for some time it was a close race. 
But now we feel that he is the right "sot" in search of "Old Taylor." 
When the '21 Artists sounded the call to arms it seems that Bill received a loud 
summons, for since that time he has been a loyal subject in word and deed. Bill has 
blazed a successful trail through V. M. I. (and Sweet Briar) and we are sure he has nothing to fear 
when he starts blazing his trail through life. 

'You ought to l(norv.' 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "E.' 

Third Class: 

Private Company "F." 

Private Company "F." 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company "F." 
Marshal Final German 

John Marshall Ribble, B.S. 

Petersburg, Va. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


"Teensie," "Lena," "Tecnts" 

|FTER helping construct the greater portion of Camp Lee, this prize product of the 
Cockade Cily decided to experiment in another phase of the military game, and on a 
cold day in the middle of January made his debut at the Institute. As a rat he caught 
just about the same amount of what Sherman called war as the rest of us. In his Third 
Class year the cognomen of "La Ribble" was fixed on him, owing to his prowess in 
Colonel Patton's French class. This was soon contracted into "Lena," and from that 
time on he has answered lo no other name. He survived the perils of the S. A. T. C. 
campaign, even though he did cast his lot with the "Devil Dogs." His real troubles, however, began 
when, as a Second Classman, he decided to become a Civil Engineer. He surmounted all difficulties of 
mechanics and other engineering mysteries, and his fourth year found him a full-fledged F. C. P. — 
dignified, wise, and on his last lap for a dip. On receiving that coveted prize, he expects to make a 
name for himself as an engineer in the South American field. The best we can wish him is that he 
makes as big a success in life as he has as a friend and classmate. 

"Co to hell, Mann!" 


Third Class: 

Private Company ' 
Company Baseball. 

Second Class: 

Private Company "' 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

First Class: 

Private Company 
Literary Society. 
Marshal Final Ger 



Douglas Alexander Robertson, 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Bom 1900. Matriculated 1918. 


"Doug" "Robbie," "D. A." 

OUG" comes from the Hilly City, and the queer part is that he's proud of it. He 
entered in the year 1918 and cast his lot with the many Third Class rats. Cheekiness 
marked his career as a "newly cadet," and this quality is still gracefully retained. He 
chose "Chappie" as his guiding star, which was predestined because of his fluent line 
and because of blood relation elsewhere in the department. He was averse to block 
running before the "Minks" Fancy Dress, but then his wicked foot ruled his mind and 
he suffered with the rest. "Robbie" got here finally for his last year, after starting 
twice. Football scores and hops have run him wild, as was shewn on the night of the Penn game. If 
practice makes perfect, just watch him at the hops, and all the new methods will be demonstrated. 

"Doug," it is a waste of time to wish you success, because it is inevitable that you will make good 
in whatever you try to do. 

"You're a damnable liar." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "C 

Third Class: 

Private Company 

cond Class 

Private Co 

npany ' 

Marshal Fi 

nal Ball 

Private Company 
Marshal Final Ger 




Jeffrey James Robertson, Jr., B.S. 

Cumberland, Va. 
Born 1898. Matriculated 1917. 

"Jumping," "/imrmj," "Leaping" 

H, BOY! Look what the "Virginia Creeper" has brought to us! He leaps! "Leaping 
C — " has proved himself worthy of any task set before him, and is known, by those 
who know him best, as calm, reserved, and thoughtful — when necessity demands — and 
one of the gayest at all other times. A World's Almanac of information is he, being 
always ready to establish truth by statistics. How he attains so wide a knowledge of 
things is about as wonderful as the phenomenon of his nocturnal trips to reveille with 
only one eye awake, and reluming to his hay in nothing flat. 
Our "Jumping" has most successfully completed his course, specializing in "Ratology" and receiving 
the degree of G.D.D.Ch.E. 

Many favorable things can be said of our "Jimmy"; he never runs off his track or causes a casualty. 
But watch him when he thinks he gets hard. Bantamlike, he struts around, peeping over his Tarzan 
chest with a masterful grin and frowning eyes. 

But now that he is leaving us as classmates and "jumping" out into the world, he must surely reach 
that pinnacle of success which was his at old V. M. I. 

"The hell it would." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "D." 

Third Class: 

Corporal Company "B." 

Second Class: 

Sergeant Company 
Scrub Football; 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Marshal Final Ge 

James Kerr Edmonson Robinson, 

Lexington, Va. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1916 


"JimmU" "Bull," "Bully" 

1IMMIE is a local boy and consequently has been deprived of the privilege accorded the 
rest of us of explaining how it happened that he came here. One of his nicknames is 
self explanatory: it shows that he entered with Leech, Hagan, Ireys and Co. As was 
expected, Jimmie elected to become an artist, and all during his third class year he regaled 
us with pleasant and roseate dreams of the future, even calculating the number of hours 
of hay he would be entitled to the following two years. Like all the rest he was rudely 
awakened, however, when the powers that be decidd to give the "gravy-riding" artists 

some extra work to do and a great deal of food for thought. Among alt the lamentations no voice was 

heard louder than that of our hero. 

If "Bull" has any faults except those: registered by the faculty, no one has been able to locate them. 

His assets include a winning personality; a hard boiled altitude toward the Subs, O. D.'s, and women; 

and about five hundred and fifty real friends. 

He can't decide what he wants to do after he graduates, but if he continues to mix his capacity for 

fun and business in the future, he'll probably either be President of Rockbridge County, or Mayor of 


"Sit down, Mister — in that tin box." 

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Private Company "D.' 
marshal Final Ball. 

Trivate Company "D.' 
Marshal Final Germai 

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Harry Samuel Roche, A.B. 

Millersburg, Ky. 
Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 

"Codes" "Pesl," "Cockroach" 

OCKY'S" middle name is versatility, and if he doesn't get his hand into anything it's 
because he doesn't know anything about it. When you want to hear about the most 
wonderful state in the Union, drop in on "Cockroach" and hear him sing the praises of 
Kentucky. If his arguments do not convince you, he will produce his beloved and 
cherished possession, "Famous Trials and Tragedies." After having read several pas- 
sages of blood-and-lhunder, he changes to a more agreeable subject, "The Beauty and 
Fascination of Kentucky Belles." Who can refute? He has a fatal line of gaff, and 
many are those whom he feeds on dry "bluegrass." 

During his rat year all the calic looked alike to him — that is to say, he liked them all. He has 
changed his mind since, and lately always appears to be seriously occupied. In spile of these numerous 
faults, the "Pest" is one of that type of men who follow a hunch to the end before being convinced 
that they are on the wrong track. His good disposition and faculty for applying himself (o any kind 
of work will prove a blessing to the business that he follows after doffing the gray. 

"FelloTvs, I have to do some studying." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "D.' 

Third Class: 

Private Company "D." 

Second Class: 

Private Company "D.' 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company '"D." 
Marshal Final Germai 


Samuel Russell, B.S. 

New York, N. Y. 
Bom 1900. Matriculated 1917. 

"Lillian," "New YaB>£," "Sam" 

N a hot day in September, "Lillian" came up the walk from Limits Gate, bobbing up 
and down as if he couldn't restrain his eagerness and wanted to see it all at each step. 
He entered the arch and demanded from the O. D. a room and bath. As a result of 
this he was most cordialby received by the Third Class upon his entrance into the 
"Reception Room" {alias Court Yard). In spite of his hearty welcome (or maybe 
because of it), his longing for the bright lighls of the Big City never overcame him. 
He at once became, and has since remained, a very quiet and solemn young man. 
Having lived through two quiet and uneventful years, he blossomed forth in the Second Class as a 
chemist of the first rank. An inopportune offer of advice to those in authority concerning text-books 
made him lose a little sleep one night during his Second Class year, but he and the roaming "night 
owls" soon forgot this, and his constant eagerness to learn, as well as his readiness to help out his class- 
mates when the current of H 2 SC>4 proved too strong, has gained for him the admiration of all. If 
he remains in life as true and faithful to his woik and friends as he has been here, we are sure that he 
will some day be analyzing the sun. Luck lo you, Sam. 

"Cut out the B — aching and let a man study." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company 

Corporal Company "E" ; 
Acting Manager Football; 
Secretary Texas Club. 

John Horace Sedwick, A.B. 

Albany, Tex. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"/no," "/onnnl;" 

?cond Class: 

First Sergeant CompE 

Assistant Manager Fo 

Baseball Squad; 
Vice-President Texas 

Final Ball Hop Comrr 


shal Final Ball. 

st i'la 


Manager Football; 
Baseball Squad ; 
President Texas C 
Hop Committee: 
Marshal Final Ger 

lO, the O. D. did not salute this hombre on Monday morning, September 3, 1917, and 
needless to say ihis product of the Terrill School of Dallas found the surroundings rather 
characteristic of the place: hard, strong, and straight. There is little else to say about 
John's rat days, as he ably attended to all his daily "juties." 

As a corporal, ihen as a "gyrine," and again as a corporal, he finished the third class 
year playing scrub baseball and gained the reputation of being "Hell on Rats. 

His year as a second classman found him uttering "fall in" to Company "A" in front 
of "Virginia Mourning Her Dead" and again helping manage the football team. Then this year, being 
quite satisfied with J. Horace's executive ability, they gave him the captaincy of old "E'' company, and 
we also see him again among the baseball aspirants this spring. 

A devotee of the terpsichorean art, Oui, likewise serving in official capacity on the hop committee. 
His fellow Texans placed further honors on him by making him Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas Club 
in his third class year and President in his first class year. 

But alack, boy, the time has come to end your successful career at the institute, and in so doing 
we bid you cheer up, old scout, hold true to your belief in the one woman, despite former disappoint- 
ments, restrain that wild hair "bolshevik" within you, and, whether you return to "All-bay-nee" or not, 
we can be assured of your happiness and success. 

"Has the second mail come?" 


■ourth Class: 

Private Company ' 
Track Squad. 
Monogram Club. 
Hop Committee. 
Company Baseball. 

Corporal Company 
Track Squad. 
Monogram Club. 
Hop Committee. 
Company Baseball. 

econd Class: 

Supply Sergeant Co. "B." 
Assistant Manager Foot- 
Track Squad. 
Monogram Club. 
P. E. Council. 
Football Squad. 
Company Baseball. 
Publicity Committee. 
Hop Committee. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Lieutenant Co. " 
Monogram Club. 
Captain Track T 
Football Team. 
Hop Committee. 
Marshal Final G 

Jo Thompson Semans, A.B. 

Union'own, Pa. 

Bom 1899. Matricu'a'ed 1917. 


"Jo," "Jodo" "Josephus" 

TOP! Look! Listen! There is a love pirate crossing here. Behold the man "who 

is so ugly that he is attractive," using the words of the ladies. Jo, who came to this 

noble institution some four years ago as a wee bo,y, has developed into a great big, 

strong man. He has demonstrated this both on ihe cinder path and on the gridiron. 

He has been a lower of strength on the track team for four seasons, and, on account of 

his knowledge of this sport and of his ability to lead, he was selected as captain of the 

1921 squad. Jo is the kind of man who would give you his last drink (of water) in 

and he is a congenial roommale, except when he wants the windows open while the 

nd desires them closed when it is so hot lhat the earth seems to be melting. 

he is ihe kind of person lhat goes afler anything with his whole heart 

onfidcnt lhat Jo will make a success in anything he undertakes. 

a dry country 
thermometer dends at 30. 

Regardless of these failin: 
and soul, and, being of this type, we 

"Jack, please light YOUR pipe and hand it to me." 


Third Class: 

Private Company 
Varsity Football 
Track Squad. 

Howard Vernon Shipley, B.S. 

York, Pa. 

Born 1898. Matriculated 1918. 


"Pefe," Ship," "H. V." 

econd Class: 

Cadet Color Sergeant; 
Varsity Football; 
Track Squad; 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Lieutenant Compa 
Varsity Football; 
Varsity Track; 
Monogram Club; 
President Yankee 
Marshal Final Ge 

j]N the fall of 1918, lured by the glitter of brass buttons, a certain young man decided to 
give up civil life for a gay (?) military career, and accordingly there appeared on the 
roster of the institute the inscription: "Shipley, H. V., York, Pennsylvania."^ This first 
year of barracks life presented many difficulties, but in spite of them Pete's perpetual 
grin and never-failing good humor made a favorite of him. 

Perhaps Howard's chief claim to fame is in the football world. As guard on the 
famous "Flying Squadron," we have found him a mainstay of the line, an important cog 
that powerful machine. In track, also, he has shown great ability and can put the shot with the 

best of the 

The military prowess of our young Napoleon < 
soon as he proved his worth as a line sergeant he 
lieutenant. His special field of military endeavor i 

There's little we need say of Pete as a social lio 

/as somewhat slow in obtaining recognition, but as 
was made color sergeant and then, this year, first 
i "Si" Perkins' field artillery. 

. The numerous and vari-colored missives delivered 
member of the 

daily to E-l speak for themselves in testimony of his popularity with a very special m( 
fair sex. 

Pete's chosen profession is Chemical Engineering, or more specifically, refrigeration, and it is our 
most sincere wish that the success which has crowned his efforts here may likewise attend him at 
Boston Tech and through all his subsequent enterprises in the business world. 

"Where's mp letter?" 

Private Company 
"Varsity Track. 

Corporal Company "B" 
Episcopal Church Choii 



Second Class: 

Sergeant Company "A"; 
Varsity Track; 
Monogram Club; 
Marshal Final Ball. 

First Class; 

Lieutenant Company "B' 
Varsity Track; 
Monogram Club; 
Y. M. C. A. Cabinet; 
Marshal Final German. 

Billings, Mont. 

Born 1909. Matriculated 1917. 

"Bull Rat," "Ben." "Smikc" 

g£] N the fall of 1917 Bennett left his Montana home in search of education — academic, mili- 
tary, and social. Naturally he arrived at the Institute, eager to learn, and glad to listen 
to those who had preceded him a year. This constant willingness to participate in all of 
our little military activities caused him to wear the wonderful chevrons of a corporal in 
his third class year, and led to the lieutenant's stripes which now adorn his sleeves. 

We need not dwell on his academic successes and misfortunes, his fate was "the 
common fate of all." He has made "maxes" and "zips," the former being fortunately 
in the majority. However, it might be apropos to relate some of his social experiences. "Calic" are 
just too numerous for Ben. He loves one one day and another the next. So far he has been unable 
to determine who is the object of his "Greater Love." When he does, however, there will be one 
mighty fortunate girl in the world, for Bennett will be as true as the stars in their courses. And inci- 
dentally, in the recent Cadet Contest, he was adjudged by popular opinion the best looking man in 
the corps. 

All in all, Ben has been a credit to the institute, to the corps, and to himself. He is one of the 
most popular and respected men in the corps, having those qualities which make a true man and a 
gentleman. He is a friend without a peer and a comrade without a fault. We feel that he will be 
successful in everything that he undertakes and hope that his life may be a long and happy one. 

"Special from Danville?" 

Private Company 
Varsity Football. 
Monogram Club. 

Private Company 
Varsity Football. 
Monogram Club. 

John Tyson Smith, B.S. 

Longview, Tex. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"Smitty" "John 7\?son," "Texas" 

nd Class: 

rsity Football, 
ivate Company " 
>nogram Club, 
irshal Final Ball 

'irst Class: 

Private Company 
Varsity Football. 
Monogram Club. 
Marshal Final G 

YSON had ambitions for a military career before he entered the Institute, since he spent 
several years at the Peacock Military Academy in San Antonio. He played football 
before he went to Peacock, but it was there that he got the foundation on which he has 
helped V. M. I. with some of the greatest teams it has ever had. Tyson started out in 
the backfield, slipped into guard when he was a 1 hird Classman, and has been holding 
down center for the last two years. We aren't going to say what a football player 
"Smitty" is; all we are going to say is that he played on the varsity for his four years, 
and we know what the varsity has done during that time. 

He weathered his rat year successfully, and broke the monotony of the next year by enlisting in 
the Marine unit here during the war. 

He couldn't decide which road to travel in his Second Class year, so after consulting Tom Dulaney 
and Burke, he picked Electricity. "Tyson" is mighty good at fixing the light, eo we feel sure that 

few years. 
ery man in the corps by the same personality that will 
1 the success in the world, "Smitty," and we feel con- 

Westinghouse will have a second Edison 

"Smitty" has won a place in the heart of 
win him a place in the world. We wish you 
fident of the outcome. 

"Hey, you young squirrel!" 


Private Company ' 
Company Baseball. 

Private Company 
Company Baseball; 

Private Company "< 
Company Baseball; 
Dramatic Club; 
Marshal Final Ball. 


Company "D"; 
:. C. A. Cabinet; 
■tary Dramatic Club; 
hal Final German. 


Thomas Weller Smith, A.B. 

Birmingham, Ala. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


-Stank," "Flalhead," "Napoleon" 

\AUSE. a moment, gentle reader, and scan the pictured countenance of this Birmingham 
by-product. Do you think for one moment that he was greeted on his arrival in Lexing- 
ton by a kiss from Mrs. Nichols. Absolutely not! We have it from authoritative sources 
that the most noteworthy feature of T. Weller's first night at V. M. I. was W. D.'s 
startling refusal to room with his big (?) brother. 

Birmingham, Alabama, gave ten of its sons to the Class of Twenty-one, and seven of 
them fulfilled all expectations. That "Flathead" should prove one of the few pleasing 
exceptions to the general rule is sufficient reason for terming him a by-product — an expression indicative 
of the Magic City's most valued output. 

After weathering the first two stormy years of cadet life, he decided to take Chemistry and became 
a chemist of no mean ability. 

Will we ever forget that enthusiastic contortionist who headed our weekly parades in celebration of 
the victories of the Flying Squadron? Will time dim our recollection of that diminutive figure from 
whom emanated at all times a contagious spirit of fellowship and good will? "Flathead," your per- 
sonality is such that wherever you may be, you'll win the love and admiration of all, numbering your 
friends not merely by your acquaintances, but by all with whom you may come in contact. 

"I'm just as right as a terrapin." 

Fourth Class: 

Private Company "D." 

Third Class: 

Private Company "D." 

Private Company " 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Compa 
Marshal Final 

William David Smith, Jr., B.S. 

Birmingham, Ala. 
Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 

"Smitlv," "Geese C — ," "Tubs" 

HEN Smitty first entered the main arch to begin his four years of cadetship, he was ac- 
costed by a number of upper classmen who were quite anxious to know what part of the 
country he hailed from. It was then he learned that, in the V. M. I. vocabulary, Bir- 
mingham, Ala., meant Bull-Rat, Ala. Smitty had always known that Birmingham boys 
had never attained a high degree of proficiency in academic work at V. M. I., but he 
never realized it was serious enough to cause the above-mentioned change of name in his 
home town. Smitty 's prospects were consequently not at all bright but he fully resolved 
to do his utmost to change the opinion of V. M. I. toward Birmingham. To say he succeeded is putting 
it mildly. He gradually climbed the ladder of academic proficiency until at the end of his second 
class year he reached the distinction he had tried so hard to attain and received the privilege of wearing 
stars during his last year at the institute. 

Smitty has made many friends during his period of cadetship, but it must be admitted that there 
was one person who was glad to see him don "Cits" and pass through limit gates with his dip in his 
hand. This was the Lexington postman, for, although he labored diligently over his books, Smitty never 
neglected his correspondence. If he was a shining light in the classroom, he surely was more than an 
aurora borealis when it came to receiving letters from the fair sex. 

When Smitty returns to Birmingham to begin his life's work at his chosen profession, the by-product 
coke industry, we can only hope that he will be able to apply his knowledge with as much zeal and 

success as he acquired it. 

'Well, I tell you, it's just like this." 

Fourth Class: 

Private Company "F." 

Third Class: 

Corporal Company 

Second Class: 

Sergeant Company ' 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Company " 
r Society; 
it Lynchbur 

William Miles Stokes, Jr., A.B. 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Bom 1901. Matriculated 1917. 


"Bill: 1 "Poodle" 

'• O conquer the whole world and be worshipped as a god was his ambition." We are 

getting in our biography early, for "Bill" has made known his intentions of making the 

world bow down to the name of Slokes, and we wish to be on the first wave when the tide 

of recognition flows his way. Just at present he is a little undecided as to the exact method 

of breaking into print, but our prediction is that it will be either as the originator of 

something worse than the "shimmy," or as official barber to the Soviet armies of Russia. 

Whatever path he chooses, there is certain success at the end for him. Four years at 

the institute have shown this young man lo be possessed of an indomitable will and force of character 

which once applied to a serious purpose can never be conquered. 

During his Second Class year he joined the Cavalry, and in so doing found his true forte in cadet 
life. The next summer, at Fort Oglethorpe, he showed up so well as a "hard-boiled" trooper that he 
easily took his place at the head of the V. M. I. contingent. During the past year his efforts have been 
extremely valuable in organizing and placing on a sound basis the Cavalry unit at the Institute. 

The will to attain whatever goal "Bill sets f'or himself is so strong that success is already assured, 
so there remains only for us to assure him of' the loyal support of those who have known and loved him 
as a "Keydet." 

"Aw y for 



■th Class: 


ivate Company "D." 


d Class: 


rporal Company "D 


mpany Baseball. 

Second Class: 

Sergeant Company 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company ' 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final Gem 


Henry Shackelford Strother, 

Culpepper, Va. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"Henri," "Hernvy," "Shuffling Shug" 

JAILING from the most rural part of rural Virginia, Henry very rapidly acclimated 
himself to his new environment of culture and civilization. Not long did it take him to 
endear himself to the fair sex; in fact, from the very beginning he won many feminine 
hearts by his wonderfully natural (they say) complexion, his originality of speech, and 
his manly physique. But not among the "calic" alone is Henry a fa.orite. He seems 
to win the hearts of all who know him, for his habitual smile and his big heart endear 
him to all. His academic efforts have won him distinction in that department, and his 
military efforts place him high on the roster of "O. G.'s." 

A good fellow and a perfect gentleman make a rare combination and one that is hard to beat, yet 
we find these qualities perfectly blended in Henry. No matter what walk of life you choose, Henry, 
we know you'll come out on top. Here's wishing you all happiness and success in the future. 

'77/ lell you a facl- 


Private Company "D M 
Varsity Football; 
Varsity Baseball; 
Varsity Basketball; 
Monogram Club. 

^^r^^y-' n 

Second Class: 

Sergeant Company ' 
Varsity Football; 
Varsity Baseball; 
Varsity Basketball; 
Monogram Club; 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Lieutenant Company "C" 
Varsity Football; 
Varsity Baseball ; 
Varsity Basketball; 
Monogram Club; 
Marshal Final German. 

Walker Dabney Stuart, Jr., A. 

Richmond, Va. 

Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 


"fuggy" "Shorty," ''Utile Man" 

,HE institute did well when this little mister came in. He was so small that he wasn't 
noticed at first, and he properly resented it by making regular quarterback on the football 
team. Not satisfied with that, he came out and filled the gap left at short better than it has 
ever been filled before. 

A natural born athlete if there ever was one, "Shorty" has done as much for V. M. I. 
as any one man could do. At quarter he was one of the brainiest men who ever played 
for V. M. I., and the record of nine victories and no defeats hung up by the varsity was 
in no small measure due to this same "Shorty." He continued his good work at basketball, and although 
one of the smallest men in the South Atlantic Division, he was at the same time one of the fastest. And 
the fact that he outscored his opposing foiwards in every game is sufficient evidence that size is no 
handicap to him. He is also captain of the baseball team for this year, and a prettier fielder and better 
all-round player would be hard to find. 

From the above one might think that "Tuggie" was an athlete and nothing else. His academic record 
shows that he applies himself in other things as well. 

We are justly proud of this hundred and forty-pound marvel. His athletic ability gained him recog- 
nition just as his military ability got him his lieutenancy, but it was his personality that won him a warm 
spot in the hearts of all of us. 

"Where's mine? How many did I get?" 

Fourth Class: 

Private Company "A.' 

Third Class: 

Private Company "A.' 

^rycuvi. Q "£>, 


Samuel Augustus Syme, B.S. 

Washinglon, D. C. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


"Sammy," "5am," "Southern" 

n<l Class: 

ivate Company "] 
any Baseball, 
ociate Editor 
rshal Final Ball. 

Banquet Committee. 
Marshal Final Germ 

HENEVER you ask Sam lo do something, he always answers "Sure." That reveals both 
his character and his readiness to help at all times. He is an Electrical Engineer, which 
means lhat he fools wilh amperes, coulombs, faradays, and such funny things; but his 
real ambition is to study law — Corporation Law, Business Law, Matrimonial Law, and 
other kinds of law. Sam went through the first three years without doing anything spec- 
tacular, but when he became a First Classman he decided to loose his lalenls. In short, 
he became an actor — joined the Dramatic Club and landed a place. Whether prompted 

by ambition or by a desire to visit Sweet Briar, we don't know, but we have our own suspicions. He 

attracts the opposite sex, and ihe attraction must be mutual, for his art gallery is the pride of the third 

stoop and the envy of the rest of the barracks. 

As first aid to Peter Wray, "Sam" is acquiring the fundamentals of business, 

bargain, thereby increasing the profits of the P. E., at the expense of the rest of us 

him in Lew School, and some day, when we're all big business men, perhaps he' 

us. Who knows? 

"Sam" is a true friend and loyal classmate. The Institute will lose a good man and gain 

of which it may well be proud. 

"How the hell do you do this problem, Henry?" 

d he drives a hard 
Next year will find 
win some cases for 

Fourth Class: 
Private Compa 

Third Class: 

Private Company "D." 


d CI 




ny ■ 










npany ' 






Robert Cameron Thompson, B.S. 

Huntington, W. Va. 
Bom 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


'Cammy," "R. C." 

||EAD kindly light amid the encircling gloom." But if the light fail a little, "Tommy" 
will find his way by means of chemical calculations. A more worthy exponent of 
chemistry has never been discovered, and no doubt our present generation will have 
returned to the dust from which it came ere Cameron's glory ceases to shine. Rather 
quiet at times, but ready with the rest of us to make the best of a good time. Bob shows 
wonderful qualities of discretion which are lacking in many of us. Bob comes from a 
romantic section of the country, and consequently possesses a \ivid imagination. He 

realized two dreams by joining the artillery, and before many decades we hope to see him high up in 

military circles. 

Once a man, always 

man, as they say and may the future be a path of glory for you, Bobby boy. 

"Hon> long till finals?'" 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "C 

Third Class: 

Private Company "C 


Henry McDaniel Tichenor, A.B. 

Monroe, Ga. 

Born 1901. Matriculated 1917. 


"H. T„" "Mac," "Tich" 

N January 21, 1918, this young Georgian made his debut into barracks life, and inci- 
dentally into three and one-half years of hard work. We have but to look back on the 
past few years of his work and see that success has been the reward of his diligence. 
True, like the majority of us, he was not privileged to wear chevrons as the reward of 
military achievement, but a look at the sleeve of his blouse or the collar of his coatee 
discloses to us a pair of golden stars significant of his earnest work academically. At 
the end of his second year Tichenor decided that he would take Liberal Arls. Being 
from a state where cotton business is paramount, it seems almost natural that he should choose a line of 
work that would help him further this home industry; hence, he will complete his education with a 
course in Textile Engineering. Whatever he tries, we know that he will conquer all obstacles which 
may come in his path, and that at the end ihe success for which he is working will be his. And that is 
the wish of all who know him. 

"Oh, ye gods!" 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "A.' 

Third Class: 

Corporal company "E.' 


Harry Gordon Tyler, Jr., A. 

Norfolk, Va. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


"Giddy" "Buddy,," "Cutch" 

HEN Harry Gordon Tyler, Junior, arrived at the Lexington s'ation in the fall of 1917. 
he bestowed upon the surroundings as bewildered a look as did his brother rats from 
Norfolk. He then motored to barracks, where he had decided to spend the ensuing 
four years. As a new cadet he shared, with the rest of us, our trials and tribulations, 
and returned the following fall as a member of the Third Class and as a corporal. 
However, his bent was not in a military direction, and after a year of holding the same 
rank that Napoleon made famous as a starting point, he determined to prove the pen 
is mightier than the sword and added his name to the list of Liberal Artists at the same time that he 
relinquished his military honors. 

As a First Clansman, "Giddy" has made a name for himself as a dancer of note. His feet are as 
eloquent on the dance floor as William Jennings Bryan's tongue on the stump. 

"Cutch" has made a name for himself at V. M. I. as a true blue friend and a man to be trusted. 
His popularity is a criterion of his personality. In the years to come, when he sits by his fireeide, may 
he be blessed with little strangers to sit on his long legs and pretend to ride hors:s. 

"Thai oughler git 'em." 


Third Class: 

Private Company 
Company Rifle Tei 

Individual Rifle 

Fort Farinholt Vaughan, B.S. 

Hampton, Va. 
Born 1899. Matriculated 1918. 

"Square," "Funny Face," "Fort" 

ergeant Company "C 
ompany Rifle Team, 
larshal Final Ball. 

ate Company "B." 

npany Rifle 
ishal Final 

T was in the fall of- 18 when this hardened son of Tidewater, Virginia, bade farewell 
to his former habitat and look quarters at V. M. I., thereby signing away his "life, lib- 
erty, and pursuit of happiness" for three years. He joined the S. A. T. C. with the 
rest of his brother rats, and has the honor of being one of those to live through the only 
rat system in the U. S. Army. One of the proudest moments in Forts life was when, 
as a rat, he won the Individual Rifle Cup for the best marksman in the Corps. Having 
successfully sailed (he turbulent waters of the first year, the next September saw his 
return as a Second Classman. Recalling that he had once fixed a door bell, he decided to take sides 
with "Monk" and become an Electrical Engineer. Although he did not wear stars, he possessed those 
qualities of the steady average man that are bound to win him a place in the world. 

From a military viewpoint, he was naturally imbued with that sense of justice, honor, and discipline 
characterizing a good soldier. These qualities soon placed his name on a G. O. giving him a sergeancy 
till finals, when he gave it up to give the others a chance. 

Possessing a sense of humor, but serious alwa.ys in work, success must ever follow him as it has in 
the past. 

"/*vc never seen one yet Vd let be mv wife." 

Samuel Walter Washington, 

Charles Town, W. Va. 
1901. Matriculated 1917. 
'George" "Boofyer T." "Sam" 

^OU guessed right the first lime! "George" Washington it really is. That distinguished 
look does not fool many, and when you really know him, you can see he is the "Father 
of His Country" all over again. During the excruciating period of his "rat" year it is 
rumored that he used to honor the bronze statue of his ancestor with a nightly kiss, and 
~. . it can be vouched for that he never failed to salute it on emerging from the Main Arch. 
S=JJ As a Third Classman he not only won a corporalcy, but the way he thrived on Calculus 
should be an incentive to all future math sharks. His affiliation with "Chappie" the next 
year was, indeed, a proof of his good taste, and from there he arose lo that highbrow path among the 
celestial bodies which soon caused him to be a wearer of "stars." Upon becoming a real First Classman, 
he blossomed forth as custodian of the "Lib Lab," but the glory of this, along with his self-confidence 
as a ladty-killer, were soon to be dampened by the unexpected return of a certain gold pin. 

At present it is just nip-and-tuck in our "George's" mind whether to follow the steps of that far- 
famed mathematician, Isaac Newton, at Oxford, or to sign up for Jurisprudence. But whatever he 
attempts, you may bet the odds he will carry it through successfully, and it is a sure fact that V. M. I. 
could not have a belter man for her representalive at Oxford. 

"A n>> lei's eat." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "A.' 

Third Class: 

Corporal Company "B.' 

Sergeant Company 
Marshal Final Ball. 

First Class: 

Private Company "F." 
Football Squad. 

^0*L-J a,r&^ 

William Edmund Waters, B.S. 

Louisville, Ky. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"Wee Willier "Duke," "Oorang" 

|NE, two, three, four," and the corporal counted step for this individual when he marched 
him inlo the arch for ihe first lime on a morning back in Seplember, 1917. On being 
asked his name, he replied very meekly, although you wouldn't think it from his portrait. 
"William Waters, sir!" Immediately he acquired his nickname of "Duke." Why, we 
do not know, and we won't embarrass him by digging up ancient hislory to find out. 
Willie broke inlo polite society when he and the "Corinthian Cuckoo" staged a boxing 
match for the corps in our Third Class year. It wasn't very polite, but it was society, 
anyway. Since you can't see his arms, I won't bother to tell you where "Oorang" came from. 

Willie has made a good record for himself as a corporal, sergeant, and as a member of (he O. G.'s 
Association, and especially this year, when he lent his aid lo the "Flying Squadron." 

He leaves a host of friends in barracks, and we rest assured that his will be a successful and happy 
life after graduation. 

"Hon> about some Mule, old man?" 

Third Class: 

Private Company "F." 

Harry Lee Watson, Jr., B.S. 

Richmond, Va. 

Born 1900. Matriculstjd 1918. 


"Hcrry Lee," "Acl(ey" 

HIS elongated young prodigy came to us from the capital of the Old Dominion, where 

he enjoyed the distinction of being a dashing young lieutenant in the John Marshall 

High School Corps. It was his secret option that what he didn't know about the 

military game wasn't worth knowing, but his well-meant attempts to impart this knowledge 

to the Institute were early thwarted by sundry mean Third Classmen, so he retired into 

=J oblivion until that famous Easter morning when he emerged to aid in the decoration of 

barracks with eggs. In his Second Class year "Ackey" decided upcn Chemistry as a 

profession, and as a mas!er of test tubes and H SO4 he has no equal. His perseverance and studious- 

ness have resulted in his being classed among the "highbrows." 

As a "Hopoid," "Ackey" is paramount. His activities in this field have won for him the admiration 
of hundreds, as witnessed by the vari-hued envelopes which come pouring into his "domicilium" after 
each hop. Whether it is his unparalleled "line'' or the irresistible charm of his Apollo-like features, is a 
mystery lo us all. 

Harry Lee, the namesake of the famous "Light Horse Harry," has a natural aptitude for cavalry, 
and his long legs may be seen almost any evening dangling over the sides of his abbreviated steed. 

"Ackey's" ever-present smile and unfaihng good nature have won for him a host of friends, who 
believe that he will soon be among the world's greatest chemists. 

"/'// bite; what is it?" 

Fourth Class: 

Private Company "B.' 

Third Class: 

Private Company "B." 

Private Company "B.' 
■Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company "B.' 
Marshal Final Germai 


Richard Council Weaver, 

Portsmouth, Va. 
Born 1898. Matriculated 1917. 

"Bucfy," "Snoofyums," "Count" 


HIS is the "mister" who has to turn his head sideways when going through the arch to 

keep from tearing away the bulletin boards with his ears. These instructions were given 

him in September, 1917, when he arrived from Portsmouth, Va. And so we do not 

admire him for his beauty, but for the man, and his willing hand and ready smile have 

won him a place in the hearts of us all. When his rat and Third Class years were 

^H successfully past, he decided to chase those elusive amperes, and io our delight he was 

graced with sufficient speed to run them down. A highbrow from the start, he has gone 

to much trouble to avoid contaminating his sleeves with stars and chevrons. His ambition runs so high 

that he has three goals to reach — to become a lineman in his home town, to play the traps in a jazz 

band, and to be that proverbial "huge hound." 

You have the ability, "Buck," and to wish you every success in later life is unnecessary, for you 
have proved to us that no set goal is impo.sible; therefore, we can only wish you Godspeed and happiness. 

"Wal(e up, Lucy, \)cu dumb Liberal Arlist." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "'. 

Third Class: 

Corporal Company 

Second Cla 

Sergeant Company "F" ; 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Lieutenant Company "F" ; 
■•Bomb" Staff; 
Marshal Final German. 

Robert H. B. Welton, A.B. 

Portsmouth, Va. 

Born 1898. Matriculated 1917. 


"R. H. B„" "Bob," "H. B." 

It has help, 
more than 
the two, "I 
married for 

OB was lather nervous when this picture was taken because he thought it would find its 
way to Hollins — and probably it will. There "Bob" is not so sure of himself. But not 
so long ago he solved a very intricate problem under the roof of Southern Sem., where 
he cleverly managed to entertain twenty-five members of the opposite sex from a chair in 
the center of a circle in which they surrounded him. We just know his ears were red! 
Someone missed a chance for a good snapshot. 

All joking aside, "Bob" surely has a winning smile. 

d many of us over a rough place in the road at V. M. I. 

Bob," nor does anyone work any harder when work is the 

Sob, ' and no one can stop the success that is due you. 

at least two years. 

"That's a fact! See?" 

His smile always begets smiles. 

No one ever enjoys a little fun 

<rder of the day. Keep on mixing 

Best luck to you, but don't get 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "F." 

Third Class: 

Private Company "F." 

Private Company "F.' 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Companj 
Marshal Final Ge 

Stewart Alfred Wessells, B.S. 

Greenbush, Va. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"Cuz," "Slew," "AX" 

1EHOLD this specimen who had the audacity to report here in the fall of 1917 as a 
Third Class rat, from Greenbush, Virginia. He likes to hunt very much, and often 
comes in on Saturday nights with a bunch of rabbits which have fallen victims to his 
trusty gun. His "love streak" seems to be entirely absent, so he isn't bothered with an 
extensive correspondence. He fell for Electrical Engineering in his Second Class year, 
and it has kept him hard at work trying to find the lay of the current and the efficiency 
of the machine. In fact, he is always talking about the Alternating Currents lesson for 

the following day. He likewise had enough interest in military work to attend the Field Artillery Camp 

at Camp Knox last summer, and seems to have enjoyed it quite a bit. 

"Al's" main object in life, he says, is to make money, but what plan he has up his sleeve is still a 

mystery. From the way things stand, we hardly think that he will invest it in "calic." Wessells is a 

steady and conscientious worker, and will very probably be a great Electrical Engineer some day, 

harnessing some of the waste power for the good of the country. 

"The idea is utterly absurd." 


Third Class: 

Private Company 

Second Class: 

Sergeant Company "E"; 
Vice-President John Mar- 
shall H. S. Club; 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company "F"; 
Scrub Football (3, 2, 1) 
Company Baseball (3, ! 

Marshal Final German. 

5rccf l°cO<Wr 


Frederick P. Wilmer, B.S. 

Richmond, Va. 

Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 


"Freddie," "Coodlooking* 

pOU have seen those people who are so ugly that they are actually goodlookihg, haven't 
you? Well, such is the case with "Freddie," who came to V. M. I. September I, 1918. 
From the time of his entrance this good-looking boy has been a worker. All three years 
at the institute he has been a scrub football and baseball candidate, having shown up 
well in scrub football games and on company baseball teams. 

When he became a second classman he decided to solve "Monk's" problem — "Which 

way's the current go, huh?" In October "Freddie" became a sergeant, and a good one, 

too, for he believed in doing everything well and even insisted on his sentinels calling for the "Sergeant 

of the Guard." "Gimme a dog" and "Got a cigarette" are his favorite expressions, but even these add 

to his attractions. 

In his first class year "Freddie" worked harder than ever before, first for his Christmas furlough, 
and then for his "Dip." A fellow cadet once spoke of hir* as the sharpest, cleanest and best fellow 
in the world, and that is all any man can say about another. Next year "Freddie" goes to the Westing- 
house Company, and we are sure that he will emerge from there a full fledged electrical engineer. 

"I'm better than an\j three men I ever saw.*' 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company 

Private Company "E." 
Cadet Orchestra. 

Private Company '*] 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Private Company "E." 
Company Baseball. 
Marshal Final Germai 

Samuel Burton Wilson, Jr., A.E 

Memphis, Tenn. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 


"Burt," "Zoo-Zoo," "Berlon Zoo" 

HIS noble example of young America made its first appearance at our Castle-on-the-Nile 
in the fall of 1917. Just exactly how he got here has always been a puzzle even to his 
most intimate friends. Some have it that he arrived in a side-door Pullman, while others 
believe that one of our Zoology professors brought him in while out looking for speci- 
mens. Nevertheless, he is here, and may be seen on the fi:st day of any month headed 
for the bathhouse with a towel under his arm. "Burt" started off fine in his Third Class 
year, and, indeed, we had hopes of his becoming distinguished, but, alas! some kind but 
unthinking young lady told him he was cute, and since then he hasn't been the same. His present daily 
occupation is hoping for mail from Richmond, and, although his hopes have not yet been realized, his 
faith has never failed. He cherishes a secret ambition to be a home-wrecker, but we who know him 
best feel that the first young lady who really knows and appreciates him will deem him too good a find, 
and will bind him hand and foot. 

"Burt" tells us that if he can only inveigle the authorities into giving him a "dip" he is going into 
the cotton business. It is needless to say that he will succeed, for with his smile and cheerful nature he 
cannot fail. He is a friend in need, and what more can be said of any man? 

"Two-bils 1 get a hilar this n>ee£." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "F." 

Corporal Company "F." 
Varsity Football. 
Monogram Club. 

Sergeant Company 
Varsity Football. 
Monogram Club. 
Assistant Manager 

Marshal Final 


st Cli 


Varsity Football. 
Monogram Club. 
Manager Track. 
Marshal Final Ge 

William Yerger Wilson, A.B. 

Memphis, Tenn. 
Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 

"Bill" ''Yerger" "Cavalry Bill" 

HERGER" is a Tennessee lad, said to be wise in the ways of the world. Perhaps he is, 
but we suspect that he is only as worldly wise as he is handsome. Whether he is hand- 
some or not, he is big and strong and seems to do well at the hops, and we know for a 
fact that he is a dog — that is, at the present writing he is. None can tell what he may 
be at the time this goes to press. Perhaps you have seen a famous old painting of a 
horseman in armor. "Bill Yerger ' must have seen that picture and been deeply impressed 
by it. However, his attempted reproduction at cavalry drill last year lacked dignity, to 
say the least of it. Anyhow, the picture "Yerger" made consisted of himself in the center of the track 
while his horse galloped over the hills and far away. "Bill" took infantry next year. 

Hike! In athletics Wilson has won for himself an enviable reputation, bringing honor to his Alma 
Mater and misfortune to her rivals. In the military department Wilson has also acquitted himself nobly, 
and his name is well toward the top of the list of commissioned officers. 

As yet Bill has not decided on the field of his future activity in life, but whatever it may be we 
rest assured that he will speedily climb the ladder of success. A good pal and friend, dear to the 
hearts of his associates, "Bill" has the best wishes of the corps as he graduates from the Institute. 

*Wod\ loofy here- 

Fourth Class: 

Private Company "D.' 

Third Class: 

Private Company "D.' 

Private Company "D.' 
Marshal Final Ball. 

vate Company "D." 
rshal Final German. 

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Robert Nelson Winfree, B.S. 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


'7zzp," "Thumhlackr "Bob" 

|NE day, when '21 was a Third Class, something crowned by a huge, tall cadet cap 
walked out of the academic building. Another "keydet," looking down from a second- 
story window, made the inquiry: "Is e human?" The reply was: "No, it's a thumb- 
lack." "Is *e human?" was shortened to "Izzy," while "Thumb'.ack" stuck just as it 
stood. Thus "Bob" derived the nicknames which have followed him through V. M. I. 
It is rumored that "Izzy 1 ' no longer ranks ace-high at Sweet Briar. Howeve 
are very uncertain, and Electrical Engineers have 

attractive than magnetic lines of force, anyhow. Upon graduation 

Car Company, where we will no doubt hear from him. 

He is a man who dares to be himself, in spite of public opinion. 

tion to do what he dees well, success will surely be his reward. Lu 

business chasing anything more 
"Bob" is going to the Doble Steam 

With such courage and the ambi- 
ck to you, boy! If by any chance 

Fortune withholds her smile, and a helping hand is needed, here's ours and all we have. 

"So long, V. M. L! Hello, Sweelbriar!" 

T'-.ird Class: 

Private Compan 

Second Class: 

Sergeant Company 
Marshal Final Ball. 

Lieut. Company "F" ; 
Secretary V. M. I. Branch 

A. I. E. E. 
Marshal Final German. 


Leslie Alfred Womeldorf, B.S. 

El Pa 5 D, Tex. 

Born 1899. Maliiculaled 1918. 


"Less.-' ••Worm;' "Chief 

LD V. M. I. did well when she adopted this "keydet" as a son. Tis said that at least 
seven "calic" in El Paso cried when he left. 

"Worm'' started his career here with a rush, being the only rat to enlist in the Marine 
Unit of the S. A. T. C, and immediately got a "drag" with everybody. 

Womeldorf threw his eggs along with the rest on that mis'y Easter morning and walked 
his first and only penalty lours as a result. Returning as a Second Classman, he finally 
won the chevrons of a sergeant. Once given the opportunity to show his ability, he 
1 finals brought him his commission as a first lieutenant. 

ngineering and he needs only lime and experience to climb the ladder of success among 
he has done at V. M. I. 

He has vamped them all and they say he has at least one girl 
in North Carolina! 

k to be done, and enjoys a good time as much as anyone 

climbed up 'ti 

He chose 
the electrical engineers of the country 

As a "big dog'" he is first rankin 
in every state in the U. S., and also 

Leslie trifles little, works when thi 
else. Always faithful in the performance of his duty and faithful to his friends, he has only to name 
his reward and the old world will hand it over. 

"Am, you're just as crazy as hell." 


Fourth Class: 

Private Company "F." 

Third Class: 

Private Company "F." 

Football Squad. 
Marshal Final Ball. 

'irst Class: 

Private Company 

Football Squad. 
Marshal Final Gei 

William Tate Young, A.B. 

Corinth, Miss. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


"Cy," "Cucfyoo," "Catv^' 

UTUMN had arrived and with it the scattering of seeds — particularly of the hay variety 
— to many distant fields. Where they landed is of no grave concern to us, for our story 
is of' a dashing young Corinthian who bore a surprising resemblance to the dandies of 
p!d England bearing that name. In search of repose, our hero joined our rodent crew, 
and while a member thereof was seen out of his hole only when specially requested by 
the bugler. "Cuckoo" returned to the house of no worries, ladies, cloak rooms, or hat 
checks with a determination to blind us to his former achievements by new and brilliant 
ones. It may also be mentioned that "Cuckoo" came near making a fortune wh:le at Camp Knox last 
summer by composing a treatise on the width, depth, and volume of the ocean, and the companson of 
the stars with o'.her objects. But, unfortunately, some of his proofs fell into evil hands and he lost his 
copyright. For come unknown reason "The Gawk's" voice may often be heard reverberating through 
the walls with "Calic, attention!" 

We may safely say that, no matter to what heights he has risen, if ever you pass through Corinth 
there will always be a glad hand to welcome you and a man who will offer you the services of a friend. 

"7*m in love again." 




tiltam ^inanp 

Mavn ilithj 10, 19ITO 
Bwh immbrr 24, 1919 





Adams, E. F. 

Addison, G. D. 

Adkins, H. T. 

Alt, G. T. 

Ancker, W. M. 

Ashley, J. H. 

Austin, F. 

Bailey, N. H. 

Ballou, J. W. 

Barbour, L. W. 

Barrett, F. M. 

Bates, J. O. 

Battle, B. L. 

Beasley, J. W., Jr. 

Beavers, J. M. 

Bemis, J. R. 

Bennet, G. McC. 

Berry, D. W. 

Blair, J. H. 

Blake, O. 

Bolling, R. W. 

Bonsal, H. P. 

Booker, H. R., Jr. 


Bosworth, J. C. 

Bouldin, T. V. 

Bowie, F. 

Bowman, DeW. C. 

Briccs, R. C. 

Brittle, P. N. 

Brown, H. C. 

Bruner, F. P. D. 

Bryan, C. J. 

Buch, R. 

Bullincton, R. McC, Jr. 

Butler, C. N. 

Calhoun, W. H., Ill 
Campbell, T. P. 
Cannon, E. R., Jr. 
Carr, T. A. 
Carter, A. B., Jr. 
Carrol, J. E., Jr. 
Casey, J. F. 
Caswell, W. D., Jr. 
Cates, McF. L. 
Clark, A. 
Clark, N. K. 
Clark, T. C. 
Clarke, A. W. 
Clary, H. E. 
Clay, H. 
Coleman, M. R. 
Connally, M. H. 
Cordes, V. A. 
Cotton, R. P. 
Craig, J. H. 
Crane, J. R. 
Creswell, C. F. 
Cumminc, H. S., Jr. 


Curtis, L. E. 
Davis, J. K. 
De Bardeleben, D. 
Deitrick, W. W. 
Douglas, H. X. 
Drennan, A. T. 
Dudley, H. E. 
Dunseth, J. H. 
Echols, R. 
Edwards, P. H. 
Elliot, R. F. 
Ellis, R. R., Jr. 

Enochs, P. H., Jr. 
Everett, L. B. 
Ferebee, G. B., Jr. 
Fletcher, E. L. 
Ford. W. K. 
Fowler, E. H. 
Fraser, M. W. 
Freeman, E. W., Jr. 
French, W. G. 
Fullton, J. McF. 
Fulton, W. M. 
Gallagher, J. F. 
Gallalee, R. M. 
Garry, E. H. 
Gibson, M. L. 
Gleason, H. C. 
Cleaves, C. B. 
Glenn, W. R. 
Goldsmith, H. C. 
Goodwyn, R. T., Jr. 
Greene, J. F. 
Hagner, T. W. S. 
Harman, A. W. 
Harper, J. B. 
Harper, R. S. 
Harris, R. B. 
Hartley, K. 
Hatcher, S. P. 
Hawkins, S. A. 
Henshaw, F. R. 
Hicks, W. H. 
Hill, J. M. 


Hodges, A. F., Jr. 
Holcomb, C. F. 
Hood, C. R. 


Hopkins, A. F. 
Horne, G. D. 
Howard, G. A. 
Janes, B. C. 
Johnson, F. M. 
Johnston, H. S. 
Jones, J. H. 
Jones, J. W., Jr. 
Jones, W. F., Jr. 
Kellam, H. S. 
Kellam, L. A. 
Kennedy, W. T., Jr. 
Kennon, A. R. 
Kimberly, H. H., Jr. 
Kirwan, J. McG. 
Klapp, E. M. K. 
Kyle, W. W. 
Lane, L. J. 
Larew, R. F., Jr. 
Lee, B. P., Jr. 
Lee, R. V. 


Litton, W. B. 
Loth, F. R. 
Lovell, S. G. 
Love, D. B. 
Lyons, M. H. 
Mantor, L. 
Mann, J. C. 
Marbury, W. L., Jr. 
Masury, A. J. M. 
Maxwell, R. O. 
Meech, R. W. 
Meech, S. M. 
Mercer, D. 
Mendel, E. J. 
Millar, W. T. 
Monroe, W. D., Jr. 

Montgomery, 2. D. 
Moore, B. T. 
Moore, J. P. 
Moore, J. W. 
Moore, L. A. 
Morgan, B. F., Jr. 
Munday, W. A. 
Murfhy, P. B. B. 
Murrell, G. M. 
McCaddon, S. G. 
McClain, J. 
McCord, W. J. 
McDavid, C. J. 
McDavid, F. R., Jr. 
McDonouch, J. A. 
Naill, J. DuB. 
Nicholson, C. P. 
Noell, J. R. 


Owsley, H. 
Parker, M. M. 
Parsons, S. O. 
Patton, W. R. 
Patton, Y. 
Payne, F. N. 
Peebles, W. S., Jr. 
Pendleton, N. W. 
Penn, R. T. 
Pennybacker, J. E. 
Pennybacker, M. W. 
Polk, E. W. 
Preston, S. H. 
Puller, L. B. 
Recker, M. R. 
Reese, C. B. 
Reid, J. K. 
Retff, R. V. 
Richardson, J. E. 
Riddle, C. M., Jr. 
Ripley, F. E. 
Robinson, S. L. 
Rogers, J. T. 
Rogers, R. G. 
Russell, J. C. 
Russell, E. R. 
Rutleege, B. H , Jr. 
St. Clair, C. T., Jr. 
Sauer, C. F., Jr. 
Scott, G. P., Jr. 

Scott, W. W. 
Sebring, E. E. 
Se-ward, L. C. 
Simmons, J. C. 
Skinner, C. W., Jr. 
Smith, E. A., Jr. 
Smith, J. A. 
Smith, M. G. 
Stacg, J. E. 
Starke, H. M., Jr. 
Stokes, T. A. 
Stroud, W. S. 
Summers, F. L. 
Swift, C. G. 
Tate, W. C. 
Taylor, R. W., Jr. 
Terry, R. W. 

TlLLEY, G. S. 

Tinsley, S. H. 
-Tuck, G. O. Jr. 


Turman, S. B. 
Van Syckel, R. E., Jr. 
Von Schilling, F., Jr. 
Vowell, J. C. 
Wales, T. S. 
Walker, J. M. 
Walley, E. Y. 
Wallihan, L. E. 
Webb, W. 
Weisel, S. R. 
Welder, F. A. 
Wenger, R. A. 
Wieser, P. H. 
Wilkinson, R. E. 
Williamson, A. G. 
Yokum, H. B. 





"How dear to my heart are the scenes 
my childhood," — yet more cherished 

are the memories of the past four years we 

have spent in working toward the goal 
finally attained. The joys and sorrows, 
which have bound us — the Class of 1 92 1 
— more closely together than brotherhood, 
are pleasant to reflect upon. 

Do you remember clearly the sequence 
of events from Alpha to Omega? Back 
in the fall of 1917, we backed into the 
Lexington station for the first time, and at 
once proceeded to the superintendent's 
cffice, where we signed our pledges, and 

after shaking hands with "Old Nick," 
were escorted to the office of the O.D., 
and thence to Captain Steele's sanctuary, 
where we tried on caps and shoes until we 
were satisfied. Then came the trip back 
to the bare room, where we donned our 
brown pants and gray shirts and started on 
those endless hours of drill on the hot, 
dusty parade ground. The first bleak 
week passed, we started to classes and so 


obtained a respite from the waspish drill 
masters. Then the long year of "finning 
out," shirt-tail parades, snow fights and all 

the other thousand and one things which 
make a perfect Rat at V. M. I. came to 
a close, with the "time-honored custom" as 
a grand finale. 

Three months of respite from the mil- 
itary side of life, and we came back again 
to Lexington as the meanest things on 
earth — third classmen. We shot bombs, 
twenty-one of them, blew up sentry boxes, 
and made ourselves as unpopular as pos- 
sible. We were interrupted in our machi- 
nations by the Marine Unit and the S. A. 
T. C, which made us all serious until the 
end of the war, when we relapsed into our 
previous state of existence. Class meetings 
in the Y. M. C. A. room, Rat sheenies, — 
do you remember them all? Then, at the 
close, another "finale" with us on the other 
side of the fence. 

Back again as members of the second 
class with our viewpoints changed, we had 
obtained a more serious outlook on life. 
Our honors this year consisted of rings and 
the right to give the most glorious final ball 
ever seen at the institute. During this 
period of our lives you will remember how 

we looked with disdain upon the members 
of the third class — trifling, anachistic, 
childish; and how we looked with longing 
eyes at the position of supreme command 
held by the first class. Then, almost be- 
fore we realized it, we were back as firs', 
classmen, — leaders, doers of deeds, Men. 
How we kept the trust which had been 
handed down to us since 1839, our record 
shows. With Pate at the head to lead the 
way and a large, loyal, earnest class to 
follow, we have passed our trust to our 
successors, not tarnished, but illuminated 
by our touch. Through all the four years 
we gave our best for the best, and we have 
just cause to be proud of the name and 
fame of 1 92 1 , the largest and the best. 

To every branch of cadet activity we 
gave our quota, and more. 

In football, Leech, Stuart, Ingram, 
Mantor, Sauer, Coleman, Mason, Wilson, 
W. Y. ; Dickson, Smith, J. T. ; Shipley, 
McCuistion and Semans have won the 
cherished eight-inch monogram, which sig- 
nifies hard work on the hill — sweat and 

In basketball we have given Leech, 
Stuart and Lee to represent V. M. I. 
against her rivals. 


In baseball, Ingram, Stuart, Mann, 
Leech, McMillan, Stroud, McDavid and 
Everett have been awarded monograms. 

In track, Semans, Mantor, Waters, 
Jordan, J. H. ; Smith, B. H. ; Kane, 
pleaves, Dickson, Ripley and Sebring 
have been our representatives among the 
wearers of the red, white and yellow. 

In the minor sports '2 1 has given the 
majority of monogram bearers. 

Many of the original members of our 
class have fallen by the wayside, but the 
spirit is with them still: they are still a 
part of us. 

We have heard our last "Auld Lang 
Syne," have completed our last drill, have 
walked our last tour, and we look back 
with regrets to the sorrows and joys we 
have left behind us as we start on our life's 
work, strengthened by our memories. 



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Colors: Blue and Gold 

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Class Officers 

W. V. Shannon President 

R. C. Grant Vice-President 

P. O. Miller Historian 




Agnor, G. L Lexington, Va. 

Ames, W. O., Jr Smithfield, Va. 

Amiss, F. T., Jr Luray, Va. 

Anderson, C. E Sandy Level, Va. 

Archer, W. W., Jr Richmond, Va. 

Badgett, J. M Farmville, Va. 

Baker, L. H., Jr Shreveport, La. 

Black, A. W Duluth, Minn. 

Blankenship, J. M Richmond, Va. 

BONNEY, F. P Norfolk, Va. 

Booth, W. H Shreveport, La. 

Booze, J. M., Jr Lake Charles, La. 

Brown, D. F Hillsboro, 111. 

Buch, R Lynchburg, Va. 

Bunting, J., Jr Bristol, Va. 

Campbell, W. M., Jr. . . . Lynchburg, Va. 

CAMPODONICO, J. J Richmond, Va. 

Carroll, E. L., Jr Rockfish, Va. 

Carter, R. G Leesburg, Va. 

Clark, E. M Danville, Va. 

Colonna, J. O Washington, D. C. 

Connally, M. H Jacksonville, Fla. 

Crenshaw, A. D. . . . McGaheysville, Va. 

Curdts, B. P Norfolk, Va. 

Douglas, T. B Fittsfield, 111. 

Douglas, W. S Hillsboro, 111. 

DREWRY, W., Jr Petersburg, Va. 

Estes, W. S Harrisonburg, Va. 

Follett, J. D Berwyn, Pa. 

Fontana, A. W., Jr. . . . New York, N. Y. 

Catling, M. P., Jr. . . . New York, N. Y. 

Gayle, K. H., Jr Norfolk, Va. 

Glazier, S Norfolk, Va. 

Grant, R. C Youngstown, Ohio 

Gray, G. T., Jr Norfolk, Va. 

Greene, J. F Washington, D. C. 

Groce, H. H Waxahatchie, Tex. 

Haas, H Harrisonburg, Va. 

HaRRISS, S. G Lynchburg, Va. 

Hobson, J. R. A Richmond, Va. 

Huff, C. W., Jr Richmond, Va. 

Hubbard, T. T., Jr Norfolk, Va. 

Huger, S. S Lexington, Va. 

Johnson, D. Y Norfolk, Va. 

Johnson, J. O Norfolk, Va. 

KlNNEAR, W., Jr Lexington, Va. 

Little, D. C Norfolk, Va. 

McCurdey, N. F Norfolk, Va. 

McCauLEY, R San Antonio, Tex. 

Macrae, E. B New York, N. Y. 

MANNINC, L. H Talladega, Ala. 

Marshall, W. C Richmond, Va. 

Martin, R. P Richmond, Va. 

Miller, P. O Richmond, Va. 

Moore, J. P Norfolk, Va. 

Morrison, G E Woodstock, Va. 

Nelson, N. H Richmond, Va. 

Norman, T. G Richmond, Va. 

O'Brien, W. V Middleport, Ohio 

Overbey, D. A., Jr Danville, Va. 


Pace, H. L Franklin, Va. 

Parrott, B. F Roanoke, Va. 

Patterson, W. A Ml. Sterling, Ky. 

Peed, S. B Norfolk, Va. 

Pendleton, N. W Wyrheville, Va. 

Pennyeacker, M. W. . . . Broadway, Va. 

Perkinson, W. M Petersburg, Va. 

Philip, W. H Dallas, Tex. 

Porterfield, J. B., Jr. . . Birmingham, Ala. 

Puller, S. D West Point, Va. 

Raney, M. G Strasburg, Va. 

Rainey, T. C Kansas City, Mo. 

Reynolds, S Monroe, Ga. 

RlDGELY, R. M., Jr Baltimore, Md. 

RlMMER, H. F Lynchburg, Va. 

Robertson, W. G Norton, Va. 

RuFFIN, C. L., 3d Richmond, Va. 

Settle, S. B Flint Hill, Va. 

Shackelford, A. G. . . . Birmingham, Ala. 

Shannon, W. V Akron, Ohio 

Skillman, W. O Dallas, Tex. 

Southall, S. O., Jr. . Dinwiddie C. H., Va. 

Southcate, H. S Norfolk, Va. 

Spratt, T. G Richlands, Va. 

Stubbs, F. P Monroe, La. 

Summers, F. L Alexandria, Va. 

Seyer, C, J« Norfolk, Va. 

Tillman, S. B Birmingham, Ala. 

TowsEND, C. E Montclair, N. J. 

Turley, J. C., Jr Pocahontas, Va. 

Venable, R. R Farmville, Va. 

Venable, W. P Farmville, Va. 

Westcott, W. C, Jr. . . Atlantic City, N. J. 

White, E. V Leesburg, Va. 

White, W. B., Jr Lake Charles, La. 

Wilson, H. W Chatham, Va. 

Yaffey, R. J Norfolk, Va. 

Young, J. M Lawton, Ohio 


Class History 

Little did we, who now compose the 
second class, realize what the future held 
in store for us when, in September, 1918, 
we matriculated at the institute. In the 
three short years that we have been cadets, 
the Class of 1922 has experienced many 
joys and sorrows of military life, but we 
feel sure that the year which we have yet 
to undergo — our approaching first class 
year — will be filled mostly with the for- 

Entering during the last days of the 
World War, we met with many trials and 

we tasted furlough on the Roanoke trip; 
and Christmas, when we felt the thrill that 
is second to none: being old cadets, with 
the resulting privileges. The one excep- 
tion was finals, when, as rodents, our tails 
were amputated and we arrived at that 
point where a meek rat is transformed into 
a mean third classman. 

When we assembled once more on the 
hill, in September, 1919, we realized, 
more than anyone else, our importance and 
the responsibility which rested upon us. 
Needless to say, we soon found that there 

tribulations, due to war conditions. How- 
ever, the war lasted but two months after 
our matriculation and, with the signing of 
the armistice, we began to realize what 
"rat life" really is. At this time also we 
suffered our first losses: those of our 
"brother rats" who had entered for the 
military training offered, and who resigned 
when the S. A. T. C. went out of exist- 

The brightest spots of our rat year, with 
one exception, were Thanksgiving, when 

were a few others to look out for things in 
barracks, so, as is customary, we centered 
our attentions on the ways and means of 
throwing bombs. This was done in a 
manner that suggested overseas experience. 
Though there were many who lost chev- 
rons, these were finally regained at make- 
overs and no permanent casualties could 
be attributed to this "third class activity." 
Once more finals arnved, and this time it 
brought only pleasure, — a pleasure quite 
different from that which marked the first 


stage of our evolution from lowly "ro- 

We returned in the fall of '20 as digni- 
fied second classmen, a smaller but much 
wiser class, unfortunately smaller, but for- 
tunately wiser, for each was confronted by 
the omnipresent question of what course to 
select: Chemistry, Civil, Electrical, or 
Liberal Arts. Those of us who had not 
already arrived at a decision shortly did 
so, aided by the advice of those who knew. 
And so, after re-electing Shannon and 
Grant to guide us during the coming year, 
we entered upon the second half of our 
"keydet" existence. 

Shortly December arrived, and with it 
that day to which any second classman 
looks forward, and which every first class- 
man and alumnus remembers as one of the 

most memorable during his years as a 
cadet — the day when we first put on our 
rmgs. Some of us have lost them, others 
have retained them only to lose them at 
some future date, for, as Goldburg says, 
"They all flop sooner or later." 

The experiences of our previous two 
years served us well in this our third year, 
enabling us to avoid the fifty-seven varieties 
of trouble that arise within the walls of 

The much looked-for Washington trip 
failed to materialize, and aside from the 
annual Government inspection, the year 
passed uneventfully. The months dragged 
slowly, but finally June arrived, and with 
it the realization of our fondest hopes — 
finals. Under the leadership of Bunting 
and Campbell, who had been chosen to 
direct the social affairs of the coming year, 
the final ball was held very successfully. 
And then we departed, some for the last 
time, but most of us only until September, 
when we shall reassemble as first classmen. 





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Colors: Red and Black 

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Class Officers 

R. G. Hunt President 

J. W. Caldwell Vice-President 

H. C. CosTELLO Historian 




Adams, J. H Altavista, Va. 

Adams, M. V Mobile, Ala. 

AKERS, E. L., Jr Lynchburg, Va. 

Alexander, R., Jr. . . . Washington, D. C. 

Bailey, B. P., Jr New York, N. Y. 

Barrow, H. B Blackslone, Va. 

Barrow, J. L Blackslone, Va. 

Baxter, J. M Washington D. C. 

Beecher, J. N Birmingham, Ala. 

Belden, A. W., Jr Woodlawn, Pa. 

BLAIN, S. F Lexington, Va. 

Brame, T. A Jackson, Miss. 

Briggs,, A. S„ Jr Richmond, Va. 

Brooks, T. L Oceana, Va. 

Brown, E. R Deer Park, Tex. 

Budd, R. D Petersburg, Va. 

Caldwell, J. W East Radford, Va. 

Cary, M Richmond, Va. 

Casey, R. E Lynchburg, Va. 

Causey, J. C, Jr Suffolk, Va. 

Chanc, C Chile Province, China 

CHAPPELL, C. J., Jr Macon, Ga. 

Clarke, B. L., Jr Philadelphia. Pa. 

ClarksON, J. L Millboro, Va. 

Coleman, J. H Petersburg, Va. 

Coleman, S. B Snell, Va. 

COOKE, S., Jr Sheffield, Ala. 

Copenhaver, J. R Marion, Va. 

Cornelius, W. L Antlers. Okla. 

Costolo, H Lynchburg, Va. 

Cunningham, E. H Louisa, Va. 

Cure, J. W., Jr Roanoke, Va. 

Dabney, E. A., Jr Taylor, Tex. 

DaubE, L. L Ardmore, Okla. 

Davenport, J. O, Jr Roanoke, Va. 

Davis, R. L Hampton, Va. 

Derryberry, L. T Nashville, Tenn. 

Dillon, E. P Indian Rock, Va. 

Dudley, T. U., Jr Middleburg, Va. 

Duncan, T. W Missoula, Mont. 

Durham, E. A Garden City, N. Y. 

Edmondson, J. P Radford, Va. 

Edmunds, W. W Lynchburg, Va. 

Fargo, W. G Augusta, Ga. 

Farrar, C. W Richmond, Va. 

Farwell, C. A New Orleans, La. 

Foster, S. P Norfolk, Va. 

Fox, R. O Cleveland, Ohio 

Franklin, A. G Richmond, Va. 

Franklin, E. C Richmond, Va. 

Gatewood, R. L Newport News, Va. 

Girand, J Phoenix, Ariz. 

Goode, M. R Lynchburg, Va. 

Goodman, P. P Norfolk, Va. 

Gwathmey, A. T Richmond, Va. 

HANKINS, J. DeW Richmond, Va. 

Harrison, W. R Boyce, Va. 

Hart, C. J Jackson, Miss. 

Hendon, G. A., Jr Louisville, Ky. 

HOLLADAY, J. C Suffolk, Va. 

Hunt, R. G Gordonsville, Va. 

Intram, W. B Richmond, Va. 

Irby, F. B Newport, Ark. 

Ivey, E. C Lynchburg, Va. 

Jackson, R Roanoke, Va. 

Johnson, C. A Florence, S. C. 

Jones, F. W Gloucester, Va. 

Jones, W. F Marshall, Tex. 

Joyner, E., Jr Norfolk, Va. 

Kadis, M. S Goldsboro, N. C. 

Kao, C. C Niukden, China 

Keesee, P. C Witt, Va. 

KYLE, J. H Lynchburg, Va. 

Light, C. P., Jr Washington, D. C. 

Lloyd, H. M Norfolk, Va. 

Lowe, R. J Huntsville, Ala. 

Lynch, G. P., Jr Richmond, Va. 

McMillan, E. C Bristow, Okla. 

McQuailm, W. E Bluefield, W. Va. 

MacGregor, D. L Duluth, Minn. 

Major, A. J Pencoyd, Pa. 

Maloney, F. C., Jr Lynchburg, Va. 

Mason, J. W Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Mathews, J. F Quitman, Ga. 

Mays, B. P Augusta, Ga. 

Mead, J. D. R Lexington, Va. 

Miller, G. T Washington, D. C. 

Miller, H. L Morganton, N. C. 

Mitchell, J. A., Jr Livingston, Ala. 

Moore, W. F Shreveporl, Ala. 

Morgan, T. P Eagle Rock, Va. 

Morris, B. E Blackstone, Va. 

Moses, D. D Lynchburg, Va. 

Page, F. M Raleigh, N. C. 

Pace, H. H Arvonia, Va. 

Parker, C. L Yazoo City, Miss. 

Penniman, G. A Dallas, Tex. 

Peterson, E. D Chincoteague, Va. 

Pettyjohn, M. M Lynchburg, Va. 

Phelan, G. R Memphis, Tenn. 

Plowden, E. R Richmond, Va. 

Pohl, E. J Alexandria, Va. 

Polk, C. L Helena, Ark. 

Porter, H. W Louisa, Va. 

Porter, P. B., Jr Louisa, Va. 

Porter, T. V Jacksonville, Fla. 

Powell, J. A. .... . Richmond, Va. 

Preston, W. C, Jr. . . New York City, N. Y. 

Pretlow, R. H Suffolk, Va. 

Prince, F. B Norfolk, Va. 

Ramsey, C. S Uniontown, Pa. 

Reid, J. G Richmond, Va. 

Reid, J. K The Plains, Va. 

Rice, H. B Roanoke, Va. 

Roberds, V Lubbock, Tex. 

Robertson, G. L Loachapoka, Ala. 

Robertson, T. H., Jr Fayette, Ala. 

Robinson, H. L Toledo, Ohio 

Rogan, W. B Roanoke, Va. 

Romeyn, C. H Washington, D. C. 

Ryland, L. H Richmond, Va. 

Saunders, C. W Richmond, Va. 

Schmidt, A. C Memphis, Tenn. 

Semans, C. S Uniontown, Pa. 

Shervin, W. H., Jr Richmond, Va. 

Shiels, T. D Leonard, Tex. 

Shorter, W. C Callands, Va. 

SlMMS, J. A Charleston, W. Va. 

SOUTHALL, V. W Dinwiddie, Va. 

Smith, G. A Kings Mountain, N. C. 

Spindle, T. H Christiansburg, Va. 

Stern, C. E., Jr Richmond, Va. 

Stevens, J. R., 3d . . . . New Orleans, La. 

Stone, B. B.. Jr Ft. Worth, Tex. 

■Strawhand, T L., Jr Norfolk, Va. 

SYDNOR, G. W Richmond, Va. 

Terry, R. S Lynchburg, Va. 

Thomas, CM Guinea Mills, Va. 

Thompson, E. C Chatham, Va. 

Thornton, B. N Fredericksburg, Va. 

Thornton, H. W Chicago, 111. 

TlMBERLAKE, F. S Berryville, Va. 

Turner, A. E Quitman, Ga. 

Turner, R. A Mobile, Ala. 

Vaden, T. H Chatham, Va. 

Weisel, A. A Norfolk, Va. 

Wells, W. S., Jr Jackson, Miss. 

White, A. S Leesburg, Va. 

Whitted, T. N Charlotte, N. C. 

Wierum, R. F. . . . New York City, N. Y. 

Williams, E. M Berryville, Va. 

Wilson, B. W., Jr Richmond, Va. 

Winchester, M. D Galveston, Tex. 

Withers, R. W Suffolk, Va. 

Woodward, J. E Suffolk, Va. 

Yarbrough, M. N Richmond, Va. 

Class History 

The attention of the corps is called to 
the fact that the Class of 1923, having 
undergone the trials and tribulations of a 
"rat" year, has emerged into that superior 
type of be;ngs known as third classmen 
(sometimes termed "mean"). Since this 
class will go down in history as the last 
upon whose persons upper-classmen were 
allowed to "lay hands," and as the first 
third class to enjoy a Christmas furlough, 
it may be of interest to the corps to hear 
the details of its history. 

As "rats" they entered two hundred 
and forty strong and were duly initiated 
at social "sheenies" into the mysteries of 
"standing up," "push and pull" and other 
choice forms of etiquette. This September 
the class had decreased in number to one 
hundred and sixty — each man of them 
"V. M. I. '23" through and through. 

The first few days of our return were 
taken up in initiating the new "misters" 
into the ways of V. M. I., warning them 
of the dire consequences should they de- 
part from them. When all the class had 

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returned, the first meeting was called, at 
which "Bob" Hunt of Rolla, Mo., and 
"Jesse" Caldwell of East Radford, Va., 
were re-elected president and vice-presi- 
dent, respectively. 

Although hopes for a Christmas fur- 
lough postponed for a time the activities 
of the third class, nevertheless one fine 
morning the flag of '23 was seen on the 
state flagpole, flying proudly in the breeze. 
The sight brought joy to the heart of every 
third classman. Also, at one never-to-be- 
forgotten reveille, the "rats" came to ranks 
clad in various and sundry costumes, some 
imitating Socrates, others clad as if to ad- 
vertise a certain well-known brand of 
underwear. Rightly or wrongly, this 
giave loss of trousers was of course laid to 
the third class and one good corporal 
nearly lost his chevrons because of it. On 
the night when the "lucky dogs" returned 
fiom furlough the first 1 923 bomb burst in 
the courtyard. From then on it became a 
veritable no-man's land. Special guard 
henceforth was the lot of all third class- 
men, from the running first corporal to the 
"slipperiest" private. And that guard 
never for a moment forgot the prefix "spe- 


In athletics '23 gave its share of men 
toward forming those great machines that 
gave V. M. I. the strongest football and 
basketball squadrons in the South. 

This office joins with the friends of the 
members in offering them, each and every 
one, their best wishes for a large and pro- 
gressive class. May they ever remember 

that motto, "E Pluribus Unum," through 
triumph and defeat, until the hand of time 
shall finally guide them to that sad but 
glorious day when, for them as a class, 
final taps shall sound. 

By command of Historian. 

Capt. and Adj. '23. 





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Class Officers 

W. Faulkner President 

W. I. Jordan , Vice-President 

G. H. Miller Historian 



Adams, K. F Richmond, Va. 

ADK1NS, A. H Danville, Va. 

Allen, G. L Yorktown, Tex. 

ALWORTH, F. C, Jr. . Green Cove Springs, Fla. 

Anderson, E. G., Jr Homan, Ark. 

Andrews, R. A Memphis, Tenn. 

Archer, R. B Waynesboro, Va. 

Asher, J. H Jackson, Miss. 

Attwell, K. V Houston, Tex. 

Austin, R. E Ft. Worth, Tex. 

Bacby, F. H Portsmouth, Va. 

Bailey, F. W Norfolk, Va. 

Bain, F. M Shreveport, La. 

Baird, J. C, Jr Baird, Miss. 

Baird, J. R Baird, Miss. 

Baldwin, M. G Roanoke, Va. 

Barbour, J. F Yazoo City, Miss. 

Batman, J. S Kimball, Va. 

Bauchan, E. S Lynchburg, Va. 

Bentley, T. J Hampton, Va. 

Bickford, J. V., Jr Ovett, Miss. 

Biggs, G. N Huntington, W. Va. 

Billeiter, D. J Shreveport, La. 

Borland, T. R Norfolk, Va. 

Boyce, W. Q Amarillo, Tex. 

Bradley, W. M Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Bramble, A. L Norfolk, Va. 

Bricgs,, C. D., Jr Richmond, Va. 

Brown, E. T New York, N. Y. 

Brown, J. M New York, N. Y. 

Bruton, C. F Sikeston, Mo. 

Bryant, E. R., Jr Boykins, Va. 

Buchanan, R. F Stamps, Ark. 

BuRACKER, E. M Luray, Va. 

Burr, L. G New York, N. Y. 

Burgess, L. E Scottsville, Va. 

Burress, V. A Richmond, Va. 

Butterfield, W. M. . . . Brookhaven, Miss. 

Calhoun, W Quitman, Ga. 

Camp, P. D., Jr Franklin, Va. 


Carlton, E. T Roanoke, Va. 

Castleman, F. L., Jr Pencoyd, Pa. 

Carstens, C. S Shreveport, La. 

Chamberlaine, R. H. L. . . . Ruxton, Md. 

Chapin, L Richmond, Va. 

Clarkson, R. R Milboro, Va. 

Clift, C. H Lawton, Okla. 

Cohoon, W. E Montgomery, Ala. 

Coleman, W. E Manassas, Va. 

Collins, T. W Lynchburg, Va. 

Conesa, J. M Ponce, P. R. 

Couch, W. W., Jr Lynchburg, Va. 

Cox, W. N Rowland, N. C. 

Daniel, W. C Littleton, N. C. 

Davis, A Corsicana, Tex. 

Dennis, H. B Salisbury, Md. 

Denny, CO White Post, Va. 

Denton, O. L Paris, Ky. 

Dewberry, J. R Birmingham, Ala. 

DlLWORTH, D. N Austin, Tex. 

Dohoney, A. W Winnsboro, S. C. 

Doty, M. H Austin, Tex. 

Downs, L. M Richmond, Va. 

Drennen, C. N Birmingham, Ala. 

East, J. F., Jr Norfolk, Va. 

Edley, A. A., Jr Mobile, Ala. 

Emory, L. D Dendron, Va. 

Ewinc, W New Orleans, La. 

Faulkner, W Monroe, Va. 

Ferguson, E. C Waynesville, N. C. 

FlECE, S. L Atlanta, Ga. 

FlTZHUCH, W. C. . . Colorado Springs, Col. 

Ford, F. P New Orleans, La. 

Galbraith, B. R Honey Grove, Tex. 

Galbraith, J. B Honey Grove, Tex. 

Garland, A. P Graham, Va. 

Garrett, T. J Richmond, Va. 

Gillian, C. R Greenville, Miss. 

Glendy, R. E Dublin, Va. 

Gooch, W. P., Jr Staunton, Va. 

Goover, G. D Danville, Va. 

Gravely, E. G Lake City, S. C. 

Gray, J. S Richmond, Va. 

Greenwood, A. W. . . . Plantersville, Tex. 

Gregory, F. I Tunstall, Va. 

Griffith, J. M Taylor, Tex. 


Gross, H. T Baltimore, Md. 

Halstead, G. W., Jr Back Bay, Va. 

Hannah, A. L., Jr Portsmouth, Va. 

Hardwick, M. V. . . . Huntington, W. Va. 

Harrison, B. P Winchester, Va. 

Hart, J. N Portsmouth, Va. 

Hessincer, W. H., Jr. . . Birmingham, Ala. 

Hawks, R. E Portsmouth, Va. 

Henry, H. N Guntersville, Ala. 

Henry, W. G., Jr Guntersville, Ala. 

Hesdorffer, M. B Canton, Miss. 

Hull, F. H Marion, Va. 

Huntt, P Atlanta, Ga. 

Irby, B. S Cincinnati, Ohio 

Jackson, H. W Meridian, Miss. 

Jennings, C. W Hickorv, N. C. 

Jeu, T. L Hongkong, China 

Jordan, W. I Norfolk, Va. 

Jordan, T. B Portsmouth, Va. 

Keely, R. A Kayford, W. Va. 

Kennedy, D. K Muncie, Ind. 

Kerr, S. H Corsicanna, Tex. 

King, M. B Ridgewood, N. J. 

Knox, R. H Miami, Fla. 

Kollaer, S. S Amarillo, Tex. 

Lacey, J. B., Jr Roanoke, Va. 

Lambert, M. L„ Jr Sappington, Mo. 

Lee, B. W Hamkangnando, Korea 

Leonard, R. P Denver, Colo. 

Letcher, J. S Lexington, Va. 

Lewis, C. W Darlington, S. C. 

LlGHTFOOT, J. M Austin, Tex. 

Link, E. W., Jr Palestine, Tex. 

Lucy, W. D. C Houston, Tex. 

McColgan, H. B., Jr Norton, Va. 

McDonald, M. O Purcillville, Va. 

McFerran, W. R Cleveland, Ohio 

McGlLL, H Petersburg, Va. 

McQuail, R. M Bluefield, W. Va. 

Malone, F. R., Jr Greensboro, Md. 

Managan, L. C Westlake, La. 

Maphis, S. W., Jr Warrenton, Va. 

Marshall, St. J. R Portsmouth, Va. 

Meade, R. D Danville, Va. 

Mears, H. A Asheville, N. C. 

Meyer, P. R Lafayette, La. 

Miller, G. H., Jr Lynchburg, Va. 

Mittelbach. H. F St. Joseph, Mo. 

Moore, H. E Clearwater, Fla. 

Morison, O. N Christiansburg, Va. 

Mulford, S. H Richmond, Va. 

Myers, H. S., Jr. . . . Forks of Buffalo, Va. 

Nash, W. L Norfolk, Va. 

NeIKIRK, S. G Graham, Va. 

Noell, W. C Lynchburg, Va. 

Nolan, T. L Marietta, Ga. 

Norvell, J. E., Jr. . . . Huntington, W. Va. 

Offutt, C Louisville, Ky. 

Osnato, J. M New York, N. Y. 

Pace, C. M., Jr Hampton, Va. 

Palmer, R. D Round Hill, Va. 

Paterson, W. B Mobile, Ala. 

Pawley, E. P., Jr. . . Port au Prince, Haiti 

Peeples, T. G Valdosta, Ga. 

Pendleton, O. A Shelby, N. C. 

Poace, W. S., Jr Wytheville, ya. 

Powers, S. A Cary, Miss. 

RahILY, J. M Petersburg, Va. 

Rathburn, W. G Lincoln, Neb. 

Redd, C. F Studley, Va. 

RlCE, C Houston, Tex. 

RlCE, T. O Fredericksburg, Va. 

Rogerson, C. A. T Richmond, Va. 

Ruffin, J. R Charleston, W. Va. 

Ryder, E. B Richmond, Va. 

Ryland, W. B Richmond, Va. 

Saunders, T. H Hampton, Va. 

Scott, A. B Richmond, Va. 

Sentell, W. C Dixie, Va. 

Seward, T. O Tobacco, Va. 

Shell, W. T., Jr Corsicana, Tex. 

Sherry, F. M Richmond, Va. 

Siewart, R. J Chicago, 111. 

Simpson, W Norfolk, Va. 

Sims, J. L Orange, Tex. 

Smith, A. N East Durham, N. C. 

Smith, CM Chicago, 111. 

Spangler, F. T Roanoke, Va. 

Spann, R. J Dallas, Tex. 

Stallworth, P Marlin, Tex. 

Stokes, R. G Lynchburg, Va. 

Stovin, P. B Orange, Va. 

Sullenberger, R. L Monterey, Va. 

Sullivan, CM Huntington, W Va. 

Tang, T. Y San Francisco, Cal. 

Taylor, J. B Charlottesville, Va. 

Thomas, C. G Portsmouth, Va. 

Thompson, F. L South Boston, Va. 

Timberlake, L Charlottesville, Va. 

Treadway, W. F., Jr. . . . Beaumont, Tex. 

Trundle, M. C Leesburg. Va. 

Turner, W. N Minneapolis, Minn. 

Updyke, S. B Little Rock, Ark. 

Wallace, R. L Chase City, Va. 

Waring, R. K Chicago, 111. 

Warrington, D., Jr. . . . Jacksonville, Fla. 

Watkins, E. A Grundy, Va. 

Washington, J. A. . . Charles Town, W. Va. 

Watts, J. W., II. Lynchburg, Va. 

Webb, P., Jr Shelby, N. C. 

WELLER, J. W Baton Rouge, La. 

Wells, R. H Dendron, Va. 

Wheeler, R. A., Jr Houston, Tex. 

Williamson, P. N Graham, Va. 

Woodfin, J. E., Jr Richmond, Va. 

Yates, F. W Luray, Va. 

Yates, J. M Alexandria, Va. 

Yates, R. C Alexandria, Va. 

Yost, E. B Paris, Tex. 

Young, W., Jr Montclair, N. J. 


Class History 

On or before September 1 nearly two 
hundred scared "misters" marched into 
the superintendent's office, and out again, 
having placed their names on the official 
register of the Virginia Military Institute. 

As to what was before us, some were 
totally in the dark, others had a hazy idea, 
but none knew exactly what it was to be 
like. However, we were soon to realize 
what "standing up" and "finning out" 
were, for as we entered Jackson Arch we 
were "greeted" by such remarks from the 
few old cadets who had already arrived. 
It was a hard job in the days following to 
get accustomed to this life, but with the 
aid of the upper classmen we got along 
nobly. So on the tenth, when the old 
cadets came back, we had been taught 
"right face" and "hand salute." 

Our first pause and memory of "cits" 
life came with opening hops. We were 
there very few and far between and then 
hugging the walls very closely. A few 
of the bravest, urged by Weidemeyer, ven- 

ron." We contributed our share to the 
squad with such men as Faulkner, Saun- 
tured out on the floor, very careful, how- 
ever, not to step on a third classman's foot. 

Soon we began to bid farewell to the 
leaves and welcome football season, when 
we were introduced to the "Flying Squad- 
ders, T., Ryder, Osnato, Carlton, and 
Denton. From these men we expect to de- 
velop varsity material in a year or so. At 
last came Thanksgiving Day, the day that 
would mean so much to us ; the trip to 
Roanoke. Nor was the anticipation better 
than the realization, for it was a new thing 
for us to be away from barracks a whole 
day. The Flying Squadron won the big 
game and with it the right to make us Old 

At first we did not know what to do 
with ourselves, but this did not last long, 
for being able to walk as we pleased and 
eat in peace soon brought back a little of 
our courage. We had the biggest time of 
our lives during those two days. 

However, this was soon a thing of the 
past and our lessons began staring us in 
the face. The thought of going home 
Christmas made us all study harder to 
make the required average. On Decem- 
ber 22 there were many rats in the line 


to report their departure, and those who 
were not lucky enough to make the fur- 
lough watched with jealous eyes. As this 
was the first Christmas furlough the Insti- 
tute has given since it was founded, we 
feel we were quite lucky to have it happen 
in our "rat" year. We were gone a week, 
but it seemed a day, and on December 29 
we again heard the sweet notes of Taps. 

The day after our return we started the 
much dreaded examinations. There was 
a great deal of anxiety and uneasiness and 
when they were over we breathed sighs of 

We gladly welcomed the New Year, 
trusting that it would bring with it good 
luck for us. The winter for quite a while 
was very mild, but one morning we awoke 
in a white world, the snow being eighteen 
inches deep. For the first time in three 
years the rats were able to have their snow 
fight. The rats in A, B and C companies 
undertook to mar the beauty and get the 
best of those in D, E and F, but in the 
scrap both sides got their share. 

With the end of football season came 
basketball. Nearly all of the letter men 
were back, but we gave Ryder, Denton 
and Carlton, who showed up unusually 

At the one and only meeting of our 
class during the year we chose Faulkner, 
president, and Jordan, vice-president. We 
are sure that under the leadership of two 
such capable men the Class of '24 will 
prove a success. 

It is yet too early to predict in baseball 
and track, but we know that we can count 

en as good a showing as we had in the 
other two sports. 

Our goal is before us ; whether or not 
we reach it only Fate can decide. Yes, 
we have the chance. Are we going to 
make the best of it? 






Commandant of Cadets 



Major A. B. Dockery 

U. S. Cavalry 

Professor of Military Science and Tactics 

Commandant of Cadets 

Lieutenant-Colonel Millner 
Instructor of Field Artillery 

Major Grove 

Instructor in Field Artillery, Supervising Company "F" 

Instructor in Military Calisthenics 

Major Boykin 
Assistant Commandant of Cadets 

Major Allen 
Supervising Company "A" 

Major Heflin 
Supervising Company "B" 

Captain Read 
Supervising Company "C" 

Captain Rhudy 
Supervising Company "D" 

Captain Jones 
Supervising Company "E" 




R. McC. Pate Cadet Captain, Company A 

H. P. McCuiSTION ' Cadet Captain, Company B 

J. H. Sedwick Cadet Captain, Company E 

J. C. Leech Cadet Captain, Company C 

H. W. Clarkson Cadet Captain, Company F 

R. G. McKeixar Cadet Captain, Company D 

A. J. Orme, Jr First Lieutenant and Adjutant 

H. D. Lee First Lieutenant, Company A 

J. T. Semans First Lieutenant, Company B 

J. L. Boatwright First Lieutenant, Company E 

J. H. JORDAN First Lieutenant, Company C 

W. Y. Wilson First Lieutenant, Company D 

L. A. WoMELDORF First Lieutenant, Company F 

M. K. BERRY Second Lieutenant and Quartermaster 

H. V. Shipley Second Lieutenant, Company A 

B. H. Smith Second Lieutenant, Company B 

H. M. McMillan Second Lieutenant, Company D 

R. H. B. Welton Second Lieutenant, Company F 

W. D. Stuart, Jr Second Lieutenant, Company C 

L. E. ALLEN Second Lieutenant, Company E 




Battalion Staff 

A. J. Orme, Jr i. . . First Lieutenant and Adjutant 

M. K. Berry Second Lieutenant and Quartermaster 

R. M. RlDGLEY, Jr Sergeant-Majo 

W. C. WESCOTT Color Sergeant 

C. W. Huff Color Sergeant 






Company A 


Pate, R. McC Captain 

Lee, H First Lieutenant 

SHIPLEY, H i Second Lieutenant 

Douglas, T i First Sergeant 


Grant, R. Bunting, J. McCaulf.y, R. 

HoB.'iON, J. Norman, R. Young, J. 


Clarkson, J. Alexander, R. Brigcs, A. Parker, C. Akers, E. 

Page, F. Farwell, C. Stevens, J. Wells, W. Davenport J. 


Anderson, C. Fain, J. McCurdy, N. Spangler Jordan, W. 

Anderson, E. Franklin, A. Meade, R. Stallworth Kennedy, D. 

Attwell, K. Ford, P. Mcrrison, G. Stokes, R. King, W. 

Ayers, J. Gilbert C Page. H. Stokes, W. Keesee, P. 

Belcen, A. Henry H. Peeples, T. Stone, B. Redd, C. 

Bruton, C. Ireys. H. Porter, H. Townsend, T. Reynolds, S. 

Burgess, L. Jeu, T. Pretlow, R. Updyke, S. Rice, T. 

Camfodonico, J. Johnston, W. Rahily, H. Denny, C. Schmidt, A. 

Copenhaver, R. Jones, H. Simms, J. A. Denton, O. Va^em 

Craig, J. Lewis, C. Simms, J. L. Dohoney, A. Washington, 

Davidson, R. Lightfoot, J. M. Smith, A. N. Dudley, T. Wells, R. 

Draper. D. Link, E. Smith, J. T. Jones, W. F. Wilson, H. 

Emmef.son, A. Yates, F. W. 




Company ' B 

McCuistion, H. P Captain 

Seamans, J. T First Lieutenant 

SMITH, B Second Lieutenant 

Campbell, A. M First Sergeant 


Bonney, F. Little, D. Patterson, A. Miller, P. 
Blankenship Estes, W. 


Ivey, E. Kyle Porter, T. McMillan, E. Gwathmey 

Winchester Ingram, B. Thornton, B. Hart Brooks, T. 


Adams, K. Coleman, W. Greathead, R. Marson, D. Rocerson, C. 

Archer, R. Cooke, H. Hacan, J. Miller, G. Romeyn, C. 

Balfour, C Dilworth, G. Jones, C. Miller, H. Ryland 

Barrow, F. East, J. Keely, R. Moore, J. Scott, A. 

Baxter, J. Estes, J. Kerr, R. Morgan, T. Sentell, W. 

Blackwell, P. Faulkner, W. Lambert Morriss, B. Settle, S. 

Bickford, J. Ferguson, E. Land, H. Nelson, N. Siewert, R. 


Brown, E. Foster, S. Lowe, J. Powell, H. Sullivan, C. 

Buchanan, R. Fuller, W. Lucy, W. Powell, G. Trundle 

Buch, G. Gatewood, R. Major, J. Price, W. Vaughan 

Burress, C. Gatling, N. Manning, L. Ramsey Watts, J. 

Cohoon, W. Gayle Martin, L. Robertson, G. Weaver, R. 

Coleman, J. Webb 




Company C 


Leech, J. C Caplain 

Jordan, J. H First Lieutenant 

STUART, W. D Second Lieutenant 

BOOTH, W. H First Sergeant 


Stubbs Venable, W. Puller Venable, R. 
Philp Follett 


Miller, H. Turner, R. Cary Bailey Barrow 

Reid, J. G. Polk Williams Blai.n Woodward 


Ames Dillon Harwcod Meyer Smith, C. 

Baikd, J. C. Downs Ingram, D. Neikirk Strother 

Bowman Embrey Johnson, C. Noell Sullenbekcer 

Brockenbrough Evans Jones, F. Nolan Syme 

Burr Franklin, E. Malone Overbey Thompson, E. 

Chapin Garland Managan Peterson Tichenor 

Christian Garrow Mann, J. H. Porterfield Tillman 

Clift Garrett Marshall, S. Reynolds Watkins 

Colonna Green Mason, S. Rcche Woodfin 

Cornelius Griffith Mears Ruffin, C. Yaffey 

Couch Groce Mitchell Simpson Yates 

Crockett Harrison, B. Morison, O. N. Shackelford Young, W. 





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Company D 

McKellar, R. G Captain 

Wilson, W. Y First Lieutenant 

McMillan, M. H Second Lieutenant 

Shannon, W. V First Sergeant 


Fontana Curdts Crenshaw Johnson, D. 



Costolo Holladay Goods Moses Timberlake, F. 

Saunders, C. Maloney Coleman Barrow, H. Rice, H. 


Adkins Buracker Hannah Osnato Sydnor 

Arrington Camp Hubard Pace Taylor 

Austin Chamberlain Hunt, P. Payne Thomas, C. 

Bacby Ccoke, S. Joyner Perkinson Thompson, R C. 

Bailey Cunningham Kane Phillips Timberlake, L. 

Baird Daube Lee, B. Robertson, W. Treadaway 

Baughan Davis, R. Lloyd Rjffner Wallace 

Bel'-Eiter Dearing Macrae Russell Weisel 

Black Drennen Marshall, J. Saunders, T. Wheeler 

Bowles Duff Mason, J. Shell Wilson, B. 

Booze Glaz er Mears, C. Smith, T. Winfree 

Budd Gray, J. Millner Smith, W. Withers 




Company E 

Sedwick, J. H Captain 

Boatwright, J. L. . . . . ' First Lieutenant 

Alien, L. E Second Lieutenant 

Drewery, W. F First Sergeant 


Skillman Douglas, W. Parrott Marshall 
Clark. Peed 


Caldwell Pe.nniman Moore, W. Whitted Jackson 

Pettyjohn Licht Chappell Yarborough Girand 


Adams Cobb Haas McGill Robinson, J. K. E. 

A.shley Cosby Hart Mulford Semans 

Alworth Crist Irby Murrill. Sherry 

Archer Davis Kinnear Pace Shervin 

Bond Davis, W. Knox Pawley Spratt 

Borland Daniels Kollaer Pennybacicer Thompson 

Brame Dabney Knapp Plowden Warrington 

Briggs Dickson Lauck Prince Washington 


Carleton Galbraith Lynch Ryder Wilson, S. 

Carroll Gooch Lockey Ryland Williamson 

Carstens Gray Martin Robertson, T. Yost 
Carter Gridley Mead Robertson, D. 




Company F 

ClarKSON, H. W Captain 

WoMELDORF First Lieutenant 

~\fr ELTON Second Lieutenant 

Summers First Sergeant 


Acncr O'Brien Ramev Syer 
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Cure MacGrecor Durham Turner Rober:ston 

Thomas Harrison Mays Roberds 


Adams Dickerson Hugtr Mors Spindle 

Andrews Doty Hunt Norvell Stern 

Baker Edmondston Hull Offutt Strawhand 

Bain Ewing Johnson Palmer Stovin 

Bradley Galbraith King Paxton Tyler 

Bramble Gravely Lacy Phelan Waring 

Brown Gregory Laine Ruffin Waters 

Casey Glover Letcher Ribble Watson 

Causey Hamilton Mathews Rimmer Wessells 

Calhoun Harriss McColgan Shiels White, E. 

Clark Hankins McCullouch Shorter White, W. 

Clarkson Hassincer McDonald Southall, S. Wilmer 

Collins Hawks Monroe Southall, V. Yates 

Dennis Young 



the GUARD 

fitaiR wn 

J. B. Phillips President 

H. T. Ireys, III Vice-President 

J. C. Fain Secretary-Treasurer 

One of the few organizations, if not the only one, combining the rigid military system 
of our school with high mental and moral requirements for members. Of all our societies 
this is by far the most select. Only First Classmen are eligible for membership, and all 
aspirants must serve an apprenticeship of from two to three years. The black ball system 
is used, and if any man receives one of these dark spheres he is immediately branded with 
gold and black stripes. This positively bars him from membership. 




W. M. Hoge 

Captain Eng., U.S. A. 


K. S. Perkins 
Major F. A., U.S. A. 


S. L. Bertschey 
Captain Inf., U. S. A. 


Captain F. A., U. S. A. 

R. 0. T. C. 

E. L. Hogan 
First Lieut. Cav., U. S. A. 




The Reserve Officers' Training Corps 
has come to play a most important part at 
V. M. I. Since the end of the war in 
1918 we have seen it grow each year in 
enrollment, in expenditures, and in the in- 
terest exhibited by the Corps. The im- 
pression prevalent two years ago that it 
was only a means of getting a little pocket 
money, in return for which one relin- 
quished a month of summer, has given way 
to a more serious view point. Perhaps the 
monetary consideration still tempts one to 
put hi: name on the roll; at any rate the 
enrollment has grown until next year it 
will be compulsory for the two upper 

The Institute is honored by the War 
Department in having four branches of the 
service established here, namely, infantry, 
cavalry, artillery, and engineers. 

Since the infantry battalion is still kept 
intact, the introduction in other drills re- 
quired a revisicn of the dill schedule, and 

now mimeographed copies of the instruc- 
tion to be covered are handed out on the 
first of every month. Upon entering the 
Institute, a man is given one year of basic 
infantry work upon which to build, the 
remaining years of instruction including 
both infantry and chosen branch. 


Enormous amounts of equipment have 
been sent here by the War Department. 
Guns of all descriptions used by the field 

aitillery, howitzers, machine guns, one- 
pounders, mortars, trucks, tractors, and 
over a hundred horses, all this in addition 
to the regular infantry equipment of rifles, 

pistols and packs. An old alumnus would 
be greatly surprised to see the improve- 
ments down along the Lower Road, where 

long stables have been constructed to house 
the horses and large sheds to shelter the 
guns. Sixty enlisted men are detailed here 
to care for the equipment and to aid in in- 
struction work. Quarters have been given 
them in the old gymnasium. An idea as 
to the extent of the project which the Gov- 
ernment has undertaken can be gained by 
a glance at the annual expenditures, which 
here at the Institute alone reach the neigh- 
borhood of $1 70,000. 

The advantages of the R. O. T. C. can 
hardly be estimated, so numerous are they. 
Formerly a certain number of graduates 
was appointed to accept commissions in 
the infantry of the regular army. Now a 
certain number may go in without exami- 
nations, having a choice of branches. At 


the same time all who desire commissions 
in the Officers Reserve Corps are granted 
them upon graduation by the War De- 
partment. V. M. I. leads the list of the 

hundred per cent institutions, every one of 
the eighty R. O. T. C. members of the 
graduating class having applied for a com- 
mission in the Reserve or Regular Service. 







" 'Tis a long road that has no turning,'' and the same axiom can be applied to camps. Things looked 
dark for those who entrained at Lexington the day after the Final Ball, depressed by the knowledge that 
some (shall I say more fortunate?) were on their way home to enjoy comforts which had been unknown 
for ten long months and were to be unknown to us for six weeks more. "Entrained,' I say, if such a 
term may be applied to the boarding of the ramshackle, dilapidated "tourist" cars which bore us to the 
various camps. Until we saw those cars we thought that the railway was a modern invention. Many 
were the sorrows and few were the joys of that trip, yet in the minds of every one who endured the 
mile after mile of travel it will be stamped indelibly. 

But upon arrival at the camps we were immediately thrown into such a state of activity that past 
experiences receded before the new and increased hardships which confronted us. We got up at reveille, 
then followed drill, drill, drill until feet became as of lead; and with each passing hour the sun grew 
hotter. Reveille soon became ancient history. About the time we thought Uncle Sam was going to 
have another military funeral on his hands some kind (?) officer would remember that perhaps we were 
hungry, not having eaten anything for hours. 

And so it went; not all hardships, however. Recall the wonderful nights which were spent in nearby 
cities at dances, dinner-parties, etc. And now that the harsh notes of reveille are dim in our ears and 
the hot, blistering drills are softened by retrospection those bright spots which mark the good times we 
had are uppermost in our minds and if we had to do it all over again, maybe, yes, maybe we would 
choose the same course. 

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The summer camp for Infantry students in the R. O. T. C. was held the summer of 

1920 at Camp Devens, Ayre, Mass. V. M. I. was represented by twenty-seven men, 

from all the four classes of the preceding year. The training began with the more or less 

monotonous routine of the underlying principles so necessary in the making of a soldier, but 

soon branched off into new and more difficult fields. 

The whole contingent was placed in the same company and was quartered in the 

same barracks, so the six weeks of work together tended more than ever to strengthen the 
ties that bind V. M. I. men. We were associated with 
men from other more or less military colleges, and in this 
way an insight into military principles and ideas of other 
schools, as represented there, was gained. At every turn, 
in a military way as well as in every other line of en- 
deavor, the cadets did their part and "carried on" from 
beginning to end for Alma Mater. In the three branches 
of sports, baseball, track, and swimming, in which there 

was competition, our company was winner and V. M. I. men played on every team, 

although no varsity men were in camp. 

The camp was well situated for almost any kind of amusement, and every week-end 

saw a general exodus to Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, Fitchburg, Whalon Park, and other 

points of interest. Many rare and interesting tales came back Sunday nights, all of it 

"straight goods," of course. 

On July 27th in a farewell address we were once more told how the R. O. T. C. 

was to save America and democracy, and what an important part the Infantry, "the 

queen of battles," was to play. We were then paid off 

and so ended an outing, some parts pleasant and some 

experience. And there's hardly a man who does not 

experience. And theret's hardly a man who does not 

now look back with pleasure and delight at some parts, 

at least, of the six weeks' training. 



V. M. I. was well represented at the F. A. R. O. T. C. camp at Camp 
Knox, and made an enviable record under Major Perkins, notwithstanding 
the fact that the unit had been organized but one year. 

Most congenial were the associations formed between V. M. I. and Texas 
A. & M., who together made up Battery "C." Our men, being in the ad- 
vanced course, weie given duties as commissioned officers and chief s-of-section, 
while the Texas men performed the duties of non-coms. 

Most of the work in Motors, Topog- 
raphy, Reconnaiszance, and the handling of 
| a battery was new to us and, combined with 
the efforts of the officers to make it interest- 
ing, it was far from irksome. 

Those in charge planned many trips to 
make the camp attractive, among the places 
visited being Lincoln's birthplace, Mammoth Cave, and an excursion on the 
Ohio River. The city of Louisville entertained the cadets with many social 
functions and some of the "Dogs" were in great demand by the fair sex. 
Movies were held in camp every night. Thanks to the pitching of Ingram and 
Marin, Battery "C" won the inter-battery 
baseball championship. In boxing we were 
not so successful, but our representatives put 
up good fights. 

The six weeks which had looked so black 
ahead passed before we knew it and all whr 
attended felt amply repaid for the loss of part 
of their summer furloughs. 



During the summer of 1 920 V. M. I. was represented at Fort Oglethorpe by about 
thirty troopers. Leaving Lexington just after the final ball, the trip to Chattanooga was 
a joyous one and will long be remembered by all. 

"We must have co-operation, gentlemen," and " 'A' Troop, outside," were the 
greetings extended to us every hour of the day. How well we remember the torrid heat 
on that parade-ground and range, the grease on those rifles and automatics, the "Whoa- 
babby" horse doctor, those "What 'ud you do?" tactical 
rides, and, last but not least, Napoleon Bonaparte! 
These are but a few of the sidelights which might be 
thrown on our military sojourn of six weeks under the 
regime of those geniuses who so often are "born to blush 
unseen and waste their efficiency upon the red hills of 

It is not necessary to speak of the routine of the camp, for you are already filled to 
the gills with military "juties" and things connected therewith. It will suffice to say that 
the troops were exposed to everything in the C. D. R.., F. S. R.., Minor Tactics, and 
Muslfetry Manual. How contagious these things were, we shall not attempt to say. 

Intermingled with our activities at camp were many social activities in and around 
Chattanooga. The people of that city treated us royally and the ever-faithful Alumni 
saw to it that we wanted for nothing. 



The eleven men, all of the advanced course, who represented V. M. I. at Camp 
Humphries, arrived there three days late on account of the late date of Finals. Approxi- 
mately two hundred and fifty men, representing every engineering unit in the country, at- 
tended. Uniforms and equipment were issued on our arrival and we were assigned to 
Company "A" by Captain Hoge, who had preceded us. 

Then began six weeks of intensive instruction in the practical duties of officers in the 
engineers. The morning instruction consisted of infantry 
drill, company administration, and a lecture. The after- 
noons, until four o'clock, were given entirely to practical 
engineering, after which we were free until the next morn- 
ing at reveille. 

The work in bridge and railroad construction, sketch- 
ing, and the handling and use of high explosives was val- 
uable experience for any engineer, while the instruction in the organization of ground, the 
construction of barbed-wire entanglements, dugouts, trenches, and pontoon bridges was 
invaluable to an engineer who expects to serve his country through his profession. 

Work, however, did not occupy all of our time; the evenings and week-ends were 

usually spent in Washington attending the numerous 

dances. Many of us remember this as the best phase of 
camp life. 

The courtesy of the officers who conducted the camp 
and the special interest taken by Captain Hoge in all that 
concerned us went far toward making the six weeks a 
pleasant period and we take this opportunity to thank 



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The new and greater V. M. I. is here 
in respect to drills. The old system has 
been discarded. Many were its advocates 
and justly so, for it turned out real men, 
men who have taken their places among 

the aristocracy of successful accomplish- 
ment ; but with the advent of our country 
into the World War a great transforma- 
tion took place in the army, necessitated 
by the change from a small, insignificant, 
peace force to a mighty machine with 
which to crush the oppressors of Europe. 
The old system would not do ; new meth- 
ods and men were inducted into the mar- 
tial forces. 

Parallel with the progress in the Army 
has been the progress here. Those of us 
who entered these old walls back in the 
fall of 1917 remember well the year of 
rigid drill, cut and dried in its every detail, 

that followed. That was the old V. M. 
I. The next year we were disturbed by 
changes and experienced a feeling of un- 
rest and discontent. The war ended, and 
the War Department turned with renewed 
vigor to the training of young officers. All 
the knowledge gained through two years 
of varied failures and successes entered in- 
to the new system. The whole of the 
1 9 1 9-20 session was one of confusion and 
bewilderment. The institute was declining 
in efficiency! Everyone noticed it — and 
aided it in its downward path by knock- 
ing. The old system was shattered, the 
new had not yet taken hold, and the pre- 
diction that the institute was being ruined 
seemed very true. 

The year 1 920-2 1 opened with a short 
preliminary course, contrary to the usual 
custom of a long, grinding "rat" drill last- 


ing several days. This was followed by 
several weeks of close order drill, the new 
and old cadets being in separate details. 
Still there was grumbling and discontent. 

"The 'rats' weren't getting what was com- 
ing to them," said some. The drill soon 
took on the aspect of a training camp. 
Each month mimeographed copies of a 
prepared schedule were issued to the cadet 
officers and they were instructed to adhere 
strictly to it. Parade was held on 
Wednesday only, and review preceded S. 
E. I. on Saturday. Infantry drill was 
dropped by the three upper classes, except 
on Friday, company drill being held on 
that day. The other afternoons were de- 
voted to unit drills and it is here that the 
greatest interest and progress has been 

Infantry, "the Queen of Battle," has 
retained its popularity, but the infantry 
drill of today is entirely different from that 
formerly held. The early winter months 

were given to extended order and the com- 
pany in attack. Following a short talk by 
the unit instructor, practical problems, 
such as the attack of a machine gun nest 
or the advance under artillery fire, were 
undertaken. Pistol and hand grenade drill 
required another month's time. During 
inclement weather courses of instruction in 
the Stokes Mortar, the Machine Gun, the 
Automatic Rifle, and the one-pounder, 
were given. With the coming of spring, 
Minor Tactics became the order, and tac- 
tical walks with assumed problems car- 
ried the doughboys over the surrounding 

hills every afternoon. This work is inval- 
uable to the man who is going into the 
Army, being patterned after the instruc- 
tion given in the Officers' School at Fort 

Cavalry was perhaps the most popular 
unit in school, appealing to those of a ro- 
mantic nature who love a quick, wild 
charge on a horse. Besides the mounted 
drill their instruction covered most of the 
work of the infantry and dismounted drill. 
The troop attained a high degree of effi- 
ciency in the spring and was the envy of 
all as they galloped by in a cloud of dust. 
What one of us can forget the inspiring 
sight of a troop charge, each man spurring 
his horse forward, his shining sabre thrust 
dangerously forward! 


There is not one of the artillery unit 
but will say that his is the most interest- 
ing work of all. Not only does instruc- 
tion cover battery drill and the battery on 

the march, but the intricacies of range 
finding and calculations are taught also. 
A system of smoke bombs is used and the 
accuracy of firing tabulated. 

Less spectacular is the work of the en- 
gineering unit, yet quietly they go about 
their work and many are the results of 
their labor to be seen around the institute. 
But the construction of bridges, bayonet- 
runs, etc., has not consumed all of their 
time. The greater part of instruction has 
been on the serious problems which face 
the engineer in time of war, and this has 
been aided by moving pictures and slides. 

It is with the "rats" that the new sys- 
tem has shown to greatest advantage. In- 

stead of the old, nagging drills, the men 
are drilled by companies with only a cadet 
officer and a file closed to correct them. 
The "rats" are placed more on their own 
initiative and have undergone a more thor- 
ough course than was possible in the old 
days. During the spring compulsory ath- 
letics were introduced, a change typical of 
the new system. 

The transformation is complete and we 
predict that next year's corps will come to 
a realization of its advantage over the old 

Yes, the Greater V. M. I. has arrived. 

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November 27 being Thanksgiving and the date of our annual clash with V. P. I. 
which has become an historic affair, we took our annual flight to the Magic City. As 
per orders we entrained at Lexington, Virginia, and proceeded hence to Roanoke. The 
usual number left their tickets and were obliged to travel in the "second-class compart- 
ments," while the conductor made his rounds. 

Traveling on one of the old conservative roads which indulges in none of the whims 
of fashion we rolled towards Roanoke. The "Noble James" had nothing on us when 
it came to this majestic rolling. None of the bustling eagerness or hurry of the work-a-day 
world, but a slow dignified roll, and at this rate we eventually rolled into Roanoke. 

Many were the loyal alumni there to see us, and many were under "full sail" and 
couldn't see; in these cases the flesh was willing but the "spirit" was strong. As we 
marched off our usual mile around the town the air was filled with the red, white, and 
yellow pennants as well as numerous hats, yells and other visible and audible signs of 
inward joy. After being dismissed in front of the Roanoke Hotel we were free for a short 
time before the formation to go to the game. Numerous forms of indulgence were partici- 
pated in, the most popular being eating. The restaurants and soda fountains overflowed 
with prosperity. 

At 2 p. m. we were again herded up and this time headed for the fair grounds. It 
is a remarkable fact but the street car rails are so laid in Roanoke that each file has to do 
a tight rope stunt from the Hotel Roanoke to the fair grounds. This acrobatic feat accom- 
plished, we were comfortably seated ten feet from the side lines on some brand new 
bleachers. Here we willingly yelled until the nurses beamed with satisfaction at the num- 
ber of throats to be painted upon our return to Lexington. 

It is useless for me to attempt to describe the game. This has been done, or attempted, 
by all the sport writers of the state. After the game we were allowed to shift for ourselves 
until twelve o'clock midnight, when we went to entrain for historic Lexington. That night 
the Sports Corporation put on a big dance at the city auditorium. Many sought diversion 
f here, some at the show, and some were "at large" about the city. Great was the enjoy- 


ment of all but the inevitable twelve rolled around and we began our stately roll back to 
Lexington. As a man shuns a discussion of death, as preachers shun a discussion of hell, 
so we shun the discussion of the terrible ordeal. After such a nde one feels inclined to 
agree with those who say that hell exists on earth ; it was the ineviable hangover which 
accompanies the sweetest joys. 







V ■ - •-- 

Coach Clarkson 

Coach Spruhan 

Little need be said of these two men, for they have been hailed in the world of 
athletics as the sponsors of the newest and most brilliant satellite in the football firmament 
and their fame need not be enhanced by the glowing phrases which we could so truthfully 
and willingly give them. It suffices to say that "Blandy" Clarkson and "Pinky" Spruhan 
were in a very large measure responsible for our unprecedented success in athletics for the 
season 1 920-2 1 , and that to the material of our teams they were as the leaven is to the 
loaf. Under their careful tutelage each man became well versed, not only in the essen- 
tials of successful athletics, but in those finer points which differentiate the few outstanding 
teams of the country from the remainder. 

That their achievements were not confined to football is apparent by the eminently 
successful record in every branch of sport under their care, and mere words fail to express 
the feeling of gratitude and appreciation which is in the heart of every man in the corps, 
especially those who have come under their direct supervision. 

The sporting writers used the term "Miracle Man" in connection with the one who 
produced the "Flying Squadron," and it must be said that this term applies not to Coaches 
Clarkson and Spruhan individually, but to an imaginary composite of the two. They have 
worked in perfect harmony, both concentrated upon one object, and how well they have 
accomplished this object may be seen in the records upon the following pages. 


Assistant Coaches 

Captain Read 

Captain Hoce 



Major Grove 

Mr. Zimmerman 



The glorious record of the "Flying Squadron" for the season of 1920 is a matter 
of common knowledge to all readers of the sporting pages throughout the country, and it 
is indeed difficult to find phrases sufficiently complimentary to do justice to the achievements 
of our heroes of the gridiron. It is our desire to give praise where praise is due, and there 
are certain contributing factors toward our success which cannot be overlooked. The part 
played by the coaches has already been mentioned, and the fame of the captain, "Jimmy" 
Leech, has spread wherever the news of the accomplishments of the team has gone. That 
intangible thing, the "spirit" of the Corps, 
went with the players upon the field, mak- 
ing itself felt in the most critical moments 
of play and heartening them to even 
greater efforts and finer deeds. Mingled 
with this were the untiring efforts of one 
man, the manager, John H. Sedgwick. To 
him a tribute is due, not only from the 
team, but from the Corps, for he accom- 
plished his task faithfully and well in spite 
of the difficulties which beset his path. He 
strove constantly to add to the comfort 
and welfare of the team and no detail 
was too small to require his attention. He 
has proven himself to be a man well wor- 
thy of holding this responsible office, while 
the efficient and capable manner in which 
he executed his duties gained both our re- 
spect and admiration. 


C. Leech 

J. H. Sedgwick 


V. M. I., 54; Roanoke College, 

The first game of the season found the team, which defeated V. P. I. for the first 
time in nineteen years, back on the hill almost intact. Few changes had been made, though 
the line and backs appeared to be huskier and faster than of yore, and the machinelike 
precision with which they executed play after play, always driving the ball nearer the 
goal, spoke weli for the coaching of Clarkson and Spruhan. 

From the first blast of the whistle it was evident that the Roanoke boys were out- 
classed, and three plays carried the big team to the forty-five yard line, from which posi- 
tion Leech made his first long run and the first touchdown of the season. Two minutes 
later "Jimmy" again carried the ball a similar distance for the second touchdown. Little 
we knew of the sensation that these spectacular runs were to create later in the season 
and even the most optimistic would have hesitated to predict the events that followed in 
later games. Straight football was relied upon by both teams throughout the game, 
Roanoke College attempting and completing one forward pass, while the Cadets were 
content with line plunges and end runs. Leech, Stuart, Wilson, Ingram, and Shannon 
made touchdowns before the end of the third quarter, at which time the score stood 48-0. 
Practically the entire scrub team was run in during the last quarter and only one touchdown 
resulted in this period. 

V. M. I., 136; Hampden-Sidney, 

Hampden-Sidney held us to a score of three to nothing in 1919 and consequently 
a rather stiff game was expected from them, but, as the score indicates, it took on the aspect 
of a running race before the end of the first quarter. Our opponents were somewhat handi- 
capped by the lack of substitutes and our flying backfield gained through their line and 
around the ends with bewildering persistency. Again straight football was the order of 
the day and Leech crossed the last white line at the end of the first two minutes of play. 
Throughout the game substitutions were constantly made, but the entire backfield and a 
number of the substitutes succeeded in placing goals to their credit. Ingram's long runs 

were the feature of the game, and 
when he received the kickoff and 
dashed ninety yards for a touch- 
down the stands went wild. 
Fifty-yard runs were common, 
and upon one occasion Leech 
slipped seventy-five yards around 
the end. Needless to say, the 
line came up to expectations and 
opened up holes through which a 
wagon could have been driven, 
while the ends succeeded in mak- 
ing several touchdowns. 


V. M. I., 22; University of Virginia, 6 

The third game of the sea- 
son was played on Lambeth 
Field at Charlottesville, and an 
optimistic but envious Corps saw 
the team and a few supporters 
depart for Virginia. Not since 
1913 had the Orange and Blue 
bowed before us on the gridiron, 
but the glorious victory of 1 920 
went far to wipe out former de- 
feats. The conservative policy 
which marked the two previous 
games was abandoned and a be- 
wildering assortment of new plays was displayed for the benefit of Old Virginia. The 
big team mixed their tactics, making use of the forward pass and the double pass, both 
of which proved great ground gainers, and the open play staged repeatedly was apparently 
a puzzle which the Virginia boys could not solve. 

The first touchdown came as the result of a well executed forward pass from Leech 
to Bunting, which put the ball on Virginia's three-yard line. The old Minnesota shift, 
with Leech carrying the ball, put the pigskin over. Drewry's sensational run for thirty-five 
yards, after receiving a forward pass, doubled the score, and Hunt's recovery of a ball 
fumbled by Oppleman gave us the third touchdown. Shipley's safety came just before 
this touchdown. 

Virginia's fighting eleven was good, and Oppleman, Rinehart, Michie, and Zendell 
worked particularly well in the last half. Parrish, who went in for Russell in the fourth 
quarter, was instrumental in 
making Virginia's single touch- 
down when he ran fifty yards 
only to be cut down by Leech, 
who made the prettiest tackle of 
the year when he downed his 
man on the half-foot line. 

Our team, in the first difficult 
game of the season, worked as 
though composed of eleven won- 
derful stars, and every man in 
the line-up deserves individual 
mention and praise. 


V. M. I., 35 ; Citadel, 

The South Carolinans were met on the Fair Grounds in Lynchburg on a day that 
proved to be far more suitable for baseball than for football. The extreme heat made 
ragged work on both sides, and it was only when necessity demanded that our team put 
forth its best efforts. In spite of this Leech scored during the first few moments of play, 
the second count coming before the close of the first quarter, when "Jimmy" carried the 

ball through the Citadel defense 
for an eighty-yard run. 

In the second period 
"Shorty" Stuart succeeded in 
carrying the pigskin over center 
for a touchdown and, after the 
aerial attack was opened up, 
Bunting scored the fourth goal 
on a forward pass from Leech. 
The last touchdown was made 
by Wilson, who plunged through 
center shortly before the close of 
the game. 

Citadel gave evidence of wonderful defensive abilities upon more than one occasion, 
and it is interesting to note that they held us for downs on their one-foot line in the 
second quarter. A few moments later Leech carried the ball across, but since the whistle 
ended the half before the line was reached the goal failed to count. Unfortunately Leech, 
Summers, and Dickson were hurt, but their injuries were not serious enough to incapacitate 
them for the important game of the following week. 

V. M. I., 27; University of Penn, 7 

If the four preceding victories were glorious, the defeat of Pennsylvania certainly 
capped the climax and placed the 
name of the Virginia Military 
Institute high upon the scroll of 
athletic fame. In other words, 
"They came, they saw and they 
conquered." Pennsylvania had 
not previously been scored upon 
this year, but when "Jimmy" 
Leech carried the ball over the 
Red and Blue goal at the end of 
the first two minutes of play, it 
was evident that the Quakers 
were in line for a good drubbing. 


On the next kickoff Leech returned fifty-seven yards, Stuart netted twenty on a forward 
pass and, after three plays, Bunting went through the line for a touchdown. The Penn- 
sylvanians seemed unable to put up a defense against our forward passes, and a beautiful 
pass from Leech to Bunting put the pigskin over the third time. The last touchdown was 
also gained by the same means, and "Shorty" Stuart was on the receiving end upon this 

Penn. staged a strong comeback in the beginning of the second half and, after recov- 
ering their own kickoff, a forward pass from Strauss to Miller gave them their single goal. 
They seemed unable to follow up this advantage, though their defensive work was, on the 
whole, superior to that of the first period. Both Strauss and Leech, who starred for 
their respective teams, were injured during the last half, though Leech did not retire from 
the field until hurt a second time. 

Every man who went in against Penn. did his work in a superlative manner. The 
line presented a stonewall aspect and succeeded in opening holes in the opposing defense 
whenever needed. Mason and Drewry, on the ends, prevented any great gains in their 

territory, and at the same time did their part toward making possible the sweeping end 
runs of Leech, Bunting, Stuart and Ingram. Both Leech and Stuart were favorably 
spoken of by the sporting writers as being All-American possibilities, and the stellar work 
of Harrison and Summers in the line could not pass unnoticed. 

V. M. I., 14; North Carolina State, 
Probably the hardest and most difficult game of the season was fought out on home 
territory when A. & E. invaded Lexington. The boys from the North State were a 
wonderful aggregation of heady players, and that they were contestants worthy of the best 
of teams is illustrated by the manner in which they defeated the Navy. 

"Bill" Wilson, the plunging fullback, went around right end for a touchdown shortly 
after the kickoff and here the scoring ended until the last period. Neither team seemed 
able to gam and keep the advantage and, as a consequence, the ball see-sawed back and 
forth on the gridiron until the battle at times became little more than a punting contest. 


Just before the end of the second 
quarter State marched down the 
field only to be halted at our one- 
yard line. It was merely another 
case of irresistible force meeting 
an immovable object, with the 
exception that the object had a 
slight edge on the force this time. 
While bot'.r line and backs de- 
fended beautifully at this critical 
moment, it can truthfully be said 
that the quick work of "Jere" 
Bunting in searching out a trick 
play really prevented State from scoring. Bunting played the best game in his rather 
famous career and he was responsible for our second touchdown. "Texas" Smith starred 
in the line and Stuart at quarter proved his able generalship once again. 

Johnston, Faucette, and Gurley in the backfield, and Weathers and Ripple in the line, 
worked exceedingly well for State. They opened up an overhead attack during the latter 
portion of the fourth quarter which advanced them sixty yards, although their efforts were 
of no avail when they neared our goal. 

V. M. I., 23; University of North Carolina, 

Nothing is more pleasing than an athletic contest with the University of North Caro- 
lina for, win or lose, they invariably accord their visitors the same courteous treatment. 
The game at Chapel Hill, though a trifle one-sided, illustrated perfectly the beauty of 
good, clean, college football. Carolina's work was mostly of a defensive nature, Harrell 
and Spaugh being the mainstays of their secondary defense. 


Thirteen points were gained 
in the first quarter. Leech carry- 
ing the ball around righ end the 
ing the ball around right end the 
through center on the second oc- 
casion. In the third quarter 
Leech kicked a field goal from 
the thirty-five-yard line, and 
Stuart completed the scoring in 
the last quarter when he again 
charged through center. 

"Shorty" starred on Caro- 
lina's field, usually disdaining to 
attempt end runs and bucking the line time and time again, the center usually being his 
objective. And when he could not get through he went over. In the line Tyson Smith 
blocked punts, tackled and scented out plays in a most creditable manner. Leech, as usual, 
broke away for a number of lengthy runs though hampered by an injured knee, and Wilson 
made good gains through the line. 

The Tar Heels fought hard against odds and never for an instant did they slacken 
their pace, even after it was apparent that they could not score. The extreme heat made 
heavy going for both teams, yet it failed to slow up the game appreciably. 

V. M. I., 96; Catholic University, 

This victory proved to be merely a repetition of the Hampden-Sidney game, and the 
same speed, aggressiveness and scoring ability characterized the whole team upon this 
occasion. It would be difficult to select individual stars, but Leech gained four hundred 
yards of enemy territory, while Stuart's sixty-yard run was the longest made. Wilson, 
Dixon, Venable, Bunting, Shan- 
non, and Ingram punctured 
the line with remarkable accu- L 


racy and persistency, driving re- 
peatedly through the huge holes 
opened up by our line. Stuart 
found it unnecessary to resort to 
the passing game and straight 
football was relied upon entirely. 
Westcott, who was substituted in 
the line, played a stellar game 
and recovered a number of fum- 


V. M. I.. 24; V. P. I., 7 

The annual game with the 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 
Roanoke has come to be the foot- 
ball classic of this section of the 
South, and never was the contest 
more sensational than on last 
Thanksgiving day. 

V. P. I. received a tremen- 
dous psychological advantage 
when we fumbled the ball after 
two minutes of play, allowing 
them to recover it behind our 
goal. This unexpected touch- 
down infused them with new hope and, as a consequence, the first quarter ended with the 
score 7-0 in their favor. The second quarter found both teams working desperately to 
score, and a costly fumble by V. P. I. gave us the ball on their two-yard line. Wilson 
made one yard around the end and a shift formation with Leech carrying the ball put it 
over. The half ended with the score tied. 

The big team came back with the determination to win and carried the ball straight 
down the field, only to lose it on a fumble. V. P. I. was forced to kick and the march 
toward Tech's goal was not again halted, for a forward pass from Leech to Stuart placed 
us seven points in the lead. Immediately after the whistle announced the fourth quarter 
Leech carried the ball into enemy territory and was downed on the two-yard line. V. P. I. 
held twice, but "Shorty" Stuart once more went through center for a touchdown. The 
additional three points were made just before the close of the game, when Leech placed a 
neat field goal from the thirty-yard line. 

The Blacksburg team played a wonderful game and their defensive work was particu- 
larly praiseworthy. Crisp, Parrish, and Sutton were all in the best of form and the line 
held well when occasion demanded. 

"Bill" Drewry was the sensation of the day when he continually broke up Tech's 
plays with his flying tackles, and his running mate, "Sam" Mason, was equally capable on 
the other end. Naturally, both linemen and backs put forth their most strenuous efforts and 
each should be mentioned individually. But since lack of space forbids, we can only name 
these heroes of the gridiron. Drewry, Summers, Harrison, Smith, Shipley, Hunt, Mason, 
Stuart, Leech, Bunting, and Wilson started the game and Venable was substituted in the 
fourth quarter. 


Bunting, L. H. B. 

Wilson. F. B. 

Stuart, Q. B. 

Ingram, H. B. 

Dickson, F. B. 


Shipley, L. G. 

Summers, L. T. 

Harrison, R. G. 

Hunt, R. 1. 


Mason, R. E. 

Venable, F. B 

Drewry, L. E. 

Semans, E. 

Miller, C. 


Ckronicle 1920 

O much has been written about the V. M. I. football team of 1 920-2 1 that 
little remains to be said. However, for the benefit of future generations of 
V. M. I. men, we will record the principal achievements of this great team. 
Beginning the season with nearly all of last year's squad on hand, the 
Team," as the cadets call it, struck its stride early and maintained it throughout 
the year. Roanoke College and Hampden-Sidney were defeated by scores of 56-0 and 
1 36-0, respectively. 

The University of Virginia, with a confidence whose basis we could never discover, 
announced that our forward passing game had been solved and that we were in for a 
drubbing. A drubbing was administered, but we were not on the receiving end. Twenty- 
two to six tells part of the story. We next met the Citadel of Charleston, S. C, and won 
handily by a score of 35-0. 

Our victory over the University of Pennsylvania, 27-7, woke up the sporting writers 
to the fact that we had a real team. Several of the Philadelphia papers declared that 
V. M. I. showed the best football seen on Franklin Field in years. 

Next came North Carolina State on the home grounds in what proved to be the hardest 
game of the year. It is no reflection upon our opponents to say that our team was in a 
mild slump after three trips in succession. The fact that we won, 1 4-0, against practically 
the same team that had beaten us the year before speaks volumes for the gameness of the 
"Flying Squadron," as the sport writers dubbed the team. 

The University of North Carolina was defeated by a score of 23-0 in an interesting 
game. The men of the old North State are a fine lot of sportsmen and, win or lose, they 
always play the same gentlemanly game. The substitutes played the greater part of the 
game in which Catholic University took the small end of a 96-0 score. 

On Thanksgiving Day came the great annual classic, the V. P. I. game. V. P. I., 
though hardly conceded a chance to win, gave us a hard game and fought with their 
characteristic spirit and dash. The final score was V. M. I., 24; V. P. I., 7. 

Thus ended the most successful season in V. M. I.'s football history. We had a great 
team, probably the best that ever represented V. M. I. on the gridiron. Walter Camp, in 
his annual review in Collier's, mentions V. M. I. as one of the leading teams of the coun- 
try and refers to their dash and speed in complimentary terms. We unquestionably led the 
South Atlantic teams and made a strong bid for the seldom decided Southern champion- 

Much credit for this record goes to the coaches, Clarkson and Spruhan, who made a 
strong combination. 

In the opinion of the writer, the vital fact in the success of the team was the fine spirit 
of the players who, without exception, were willing to subordinate their own chances for 


prominence to the general welfare of the team. We had stars aplenty, but they shone 
as members of a system rather than as individuals. 

Where so many are worthy of mention it would seem invidious to select for special 
mention, but we can not close without some reference to those men who, on Thanksgiving 
Day, donned their football togs for the last time at V. M. I. 

"Jimmie" Leech, captain and halfback, made a strong leader and was prominently 
mentioned for all-American honors. 

Stuart, at quarter, was a great field general and a brilliant runner. 

Wilson was a sterling fullback whose place will be hard to fill. 

Ingram was one of the fastest halfbacks we ever had and a consistent ground-gainer. 

Dickson, who alternated at fullback, was of the type dear to V. M. I. men. Although 
captain of last year's team, he was not used so much this season on account of his light 
weight. But this made no difference in the man's spirit and he was always there giving 
his best to V. M. I. 

At center, "Texas" Smith was a tower of strength, fast and aggressive. 

Shipley played a strong, consistent game at guard and his loss will be keenly felt. 

Mason, at end, is one of those men who accomplish difficult things with apparent ease. 
The very ease with which he stopped plays caused him to be overlooked by some of the 
so-called experts. 

These men are leaving us, but their memories will long live in the hearts of those who 
love V. M. I., and their example will be an inspiration to those who come after them. 

Colonel R. Barclay Pogue, '00. 

1921 Football Schedule 

Roanoke College, al Lexington September 24 

Hampden-Sidney, at Lexington October 1 

Wake Forest College, at Lexington October 8 

University of Virginia, at Lexington October 1 5 

University of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia October 22 

North Carolina State, at Raleigh, N. C October 29 

North Carolina University, at Norfolk, Va November 5 

University of Kentucky, at Louisville, Ky November 12 

V. P. I., at Roanoke, Va November 24 






South Atlantic champions for two successive years, with a good claim for the Southern 
championship on each occasion. What more need be said of the Cadet quint, or the 
"Flying Basketeers," as some writers have dubbed them? For the past two seasons they 
have piled victory upon victory, and each success has been accomplished with apparent 
ease. Many of the hardest games were played on strange floors, but no obstacle, suffi- 
ciently large to stop their onslaught, was presented to them. Nothing will serve to illus- 
trate their ability as a scoring machine better than the fact that at the end of the season 
the total number of points scored was 749, as against their opponents' 305. 
Manager Pate deserves especial mention for 
the excellent schedule obtained by him and for 
the capable and efficient manner in which he 
performed his duties. The successful adminis- 
tration of a season in basketball is no easy task, 
and the mere fact that eighteen games were 
played will give an indication of the vast amount 
of work involved. 

Coach Spruhan is even more at home upon 
the basketball floor than upon the gridiron, and 
he was ably assisted by Coach Clarkson. It is 
quite natural that splendid material placed in 
the hands of such coaches would inevitably lead 
to the production of a championship team. In 
addition, they were fortunate enough to have as 
captain of the quint one of the best athletes in 
the country, "Jimmy" Leech. The same speed, 
aggressiveness and skill that characterized him 
upon the football field was not lacking when he 
donned basketball togs. At all times he was the 

J. C. Leech 

R. McC. Pate 



leading spirit, urging on the other members of the team to further 
deeds. As guards, he and "Shorty" Stuart formed an unbeatable 
combination, and fortunate indeed were the forwards who succeeded 
in scoring half a dozen points on them during the entire length of a 
game. Stuart starred in a number of games, and although his oppo- 
nents usually stood half a head taller than he, they found that he 
made up in ability what he lacked in size. 

"Jere" Bunting evidently cut his teeth on a baske'.ball instead of 
a rattle, and his familiarity with the finer points of the game comes 
from long training. His spectacular shots from the center of the 
floor never failed to create a sensation, and he was more responsible 
for the large number of points scored than any other member of 
the team. 

As forward or center Lee worked equally well, and could always 
be counted upon to carry the ball under the basket and cage it neatly 
at a critical moment. He has earned a monogram for four successive 
years and his loss will be keenly felt by next year's team. 

Frank Summers, the big center, moves with remarkable rapidity 
for a man of his proportions and seldom fails to outjump the opposing 
center. His height also serves him in good stead when under the 
basket, and the apparent ease with which he tosses a goal makes the 
matter appear almost ridiculously simple. 

Maynard Campbell, at forward, is the type of man capable of 
earning and sustaining for our team the name of the "Flying Bas- 


keteers." Quick as lightning, he invariably plays a steady game, 
and it is certain that he, Bunting, and Summers will form the main- 
stays of next year's team. Semans and Shannon played remarkably 
well throughout the season and both were given an opportunity to 
display their ability in practically every game. Rider, Drewry, Kyle, 
and Romeyn are among those who have an excellent opportunity to 
wear a monogram at the end of next season. 

With such a wealth of material on hand at the present time, the 
future prospects of this branch of athletics are such that the title of 
South Atlantic Champions will not easily be wrested from the Insti- 

The University of Pennsylvania, for two years the intercollegiate 
champions, was the only school to defeat us, and the game put up by 
our quint was creditable in every detail. The Quaker players were 
thoroughly familiar with every phase of the game and were playing 
on their own floor, but in spite of this fact we succeeded in placing 
more field goals to our credit than any of the previous opponents of 
the Red and Blue. 

The three contests with the Virginia Polytechnic Institute were 
especially interesting, clean and hard-fought games, the outcome of 
the third of the series being in doubt until the final whistle. V. P. I. 
was probably the strongest contender for the South Atlantic title and 
put up a harder fight than any other college in this section, with the 
possible exception of the University of Virginia. 




The final outcome of the season was perfectly satisfactory in all 
respects, and we feel justly proud of the quint before which some of 
the best teams in the South have bowed. If we were inclined to 
over-confidence before the opening game, we now have the satisfaction 
of knowing that our confidence was not misplaced, and it is with 
mingled emotions of gratitude and respect that we, too, bow before 
our team — not in defeat, but in victory. 


Basketball Schedule, 1921 

Roanoke Y. M. C. A 15; V. M. 1 58 

Roanoke College 1 1 ; V. M. 1 54 

Lynchburg Elks 12; V. M. 1 42 

Richmond University 18; V. M. 1 57 

Citadel 8; V. M. 1 71 

V. P. 1 21 ; V. M. 1 45 

University of North Carolina . . . 23; V. M. 1 38 

Lynchburg Elks 27; V. M. 1 28 

University of Pennsylvania . . . . 40; V. M. 1 15 

University of Florida 20; V. M. 1 60 

St. John's College 12; V. M. 1 33 

Georgia Tech 16; V. M. 1 53 




The schedule arranged by Manager McCuistion for the season of 1 92 1 was by far 
the most comprehensive yet obtained, and practically all the leading teams of the South 
were represented. At the time of publication it was impossible to gain an indication of the 
probable result of the season but, judging by the performances of last year's nine, we feel 
confident that the outcome will justify our faith in the team. With Spruhan as coach, 
Stuart as captain, and McCuistion as manager, a successful year was assured at the start. 
Handicapped as we are for sufficient time to practice, we point with pride to the fact that 
no Southern team was able to emerge victorious after crossing bats with us in 1 920 and 
that only four games were lost out of a total of 
sixteen. It is true that the Virginia Polytechnic 
Institute defeated us in Blacksburg by a score 
of 4-2, but in two later games they took the 
small ends of an 11-10 and a 5-1 score, thu: ; 
losing their claim to superiority. "Ted" Sulli- 
van, of baseball fame, while in Lexington in 
1919 offered his services as coach for the fol- 
lowing season, and his knowledge of the finer 
points of the game undoubtedly contributed 
greatly toward the successful completion of last 
year's schedule. 

Among the men who showed up well on 
the diamond were Stuart, Leech, Summers, 
Bunting, Page, Pate, McMillan, Mann, 
Ingram, D., Perkinson, Puller, Badgett, Gar- 
dere and Bacharach. Only three of these men 
failed to return and quite a bit of material came 
in with the fourth class. In addition to this, a 
number of men who, for one reason or another. 


P. McCuistion 


have not hitherto been thought of as ball players are now threatening to give several of 
the monogram players a hard fight for their positions. With such excellent prospects 
it is evident that our record upon the diamond will continue to compare favorably with that 
of the gridiron and basketball court. 

1921 Baseball Schedule 



March 30- 

























May 14- 

Team Played Where Played 

—Pennsylvania Stale College Lexington 

-Roanoke College Lexington 

-University of Florida Lexington 

-Carnegie Institute of Technology Lexington 

-Washington College ' Lexington 

-University of Virginia Charlottsvillo 

-Virginia Polytechnic Institute ....'. Lexington 

-Johns Hopkins University Baltimore 

-Oglethorpe University Lexington 

-Virginia Polytechnic Institute Roanoke 

Guilford College Lexington 

University of North Carolina Lexington 

Elon College Lexington 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute Blacksburg 




Coach Read has succeeded in elevating immensely the standard of track work at the 
Institute during the last three years, and it was due chiefly to his interest and faithful efforts 
that it came in 1 9 1 8 to rank with football, baseball and basketball as a major sport. He 
has been fortunate, moreover, in having at the head of this year's team a man of excep- 
tional ability. Captain J. T. Semans has taken a number of firsts in the high jump and 
pole vault, distinguishing himself particularly in the South Atlantic meets since 1918, and 
his successes have served as an incentive to spur on the other members of the team. W. I . 
Wilson, on the other hand, aside from holding down the position of manager in a most 
capable manner, has this year proved himself to 
be a fast runner and it is evident that his football 
experience has served him in good stead. 

Preliminary practice was held for a few 
days during the fall and when the first call was 
made for spring practice nearly a hundred can- 
didates responded, many of whom had had pre- 
vious experience. Several of the new men 
showed such promise that positions on the squad 
were immediately assured for them, while the 
seven monogram men of last year showed up in 
better shape than ever before. Summers and 
Waters on the weights, Smith B. and Kane in 
the dashes, Brown and Semans in the high jump 
and pole vault, and Jordan on the hurdles, all 
helped form the nucleus for an excellent team. 

Since we are again invited to participate in 
the three-day South Atlantic meet, held this year 
in Washington, it was necessary for both coach 
and team to put forth their best efforts in order 





Wilson, W. Y. 


to make the prcper showing for this important event. The annual meet with V. P. I. 
was held in Blacksburg. 

While it is impossible for us to chronicle the results of the work of the team this 
season, we feel, nevertheless, that we can rest assured of a satisfactory completion of 
their schedule. 


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Smith, B. H. 



Tennis, though a minor sport at the Institute, 
never fails to create a great deal of interest, and it 
has become especially popular during the last three 
years. Although the limited number of courts avail 
able for use have somewhat hampered the progress 
of this branch of athletics the annual spring tour- 
nament never fails to bring to light several promising 
wielders of the racket. 

Captain Lee has held his present position for 
the past three seasons and the recent advances which 
have been made must be largely attributed to his 
efforts. He has succeeded in obtaining furlough 
time for the team, and a number of matches have 
been held with the various colleges throughout this 
section. The University of Virginia and George 
Washington University succeeded in outplaying 
them last year, but Trinity College, North Carolina 
University, Lynchburg College and Virginia Poly- 
technic Institute met defeat at their hands. A re- 
turn match with Trinity resulted in a tied score. 

The schedule for this year was arranged by Manager Phillips with the majority 
of these schools in addition to Randolph-Macon, Georgetown, Maryland University, and 
the University of Pennsylvania. 

Lee, Davidson, Young, and Macrae were awarded monograms for their work last 
year, and a number of candidates for their positions appeared at the opening of this season. 
Consequently we have every reason to expect the tennis team to uphold or improve upon 
their past record. 

Lee, Captain 



Younc, J. M. 







Prior to this year only a slight interest was 
evinced in these sports, but since Captain-Manager 
Murrill has succeeded in obtaining much needed 
equipment, a training mess, and furlough time for 
the wrestling team, the squad has developed into 
one well worthy of meeting the longer-established 
teams of other colleges. Matches for the season of 
1 92 1 were arranged with the University of Vir- 
ginia and with Davidson, and at the time of publi- 
cation Virginia has been defeated on our own 
floor, but retaliated in a return match held at Char- 
lottesville. The showing made by our matmen 
has been more than creditable and they have given 
ample evidence that this sport will contribute to the 
fame of our athletics in the future. Coach Zim- 
merman, who is more than proficient in the art of 
self-defense and in wrestling, has succeeded in 
imparting a good portion of his knowledge to tht 
members of the squad, and Venable R., Murrill, 
Baird, Parrott, Venable W., Smith T., and 
Hunt R. have all demonstrated their skill in the various matches. 





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Although the gymnasium team holds no regu- 
larly scheduled meets with other schools, the men 
who participate in this branch of athletics invariably 
make a splendid showing in the exhibits which are 
held during government inspection and finals. At 
these times the members of the team display their 
ability in various gymnastic stunts and the judges 
record their proficiency. A certain number of 
points gained in the exhibits entitles the holder to 
a monogram, and it is needless to say that both time 
and patience are required to master the intricate and 
difficult feats which must be performed before the 
coveted honor is awarded. Captain-Manager 
Ashley is one of the few men who have ever suc- 
ceeded in obtaining this distinction, and through his 
untiring efforts the members of the squad have 
learned to make successful use of the horizontal 
bars, the flying rings, and the mats. 



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H. W. Clarkson President 

R. N. Greatheau Vice-President 

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J. C. Fain G. W. Jones 

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J. H. Sedwick 
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1. The Class Pate, R. McC. 

2. Stroud McCuistion, H. P. 

3. Third Class Rats Robertson, D. 

4. X - 21 Greene, J. F. 

5. Privates . WlLSON, W. Y. 

6. Officers Cosby, G. H., Jr. 

7. The Institute Berry, M. K. 

8. Athletics Smith, J. T. 

9. Calic Young, W. T. 

10. Low Brows Bowman, C. W., Jr. 

1 1 . High Brows King, W. M. 

12. Prophecy Laine, E. R. 

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Jno. L. Boatwright, Chairman 
G. H. Cosby, Jr. 
S. A. Syme 

C. B. Gilbert 




J. H. Jordan . Editor-in-Chief 

C. B. Gilbert Assistant Editor 

H. M. McMillan Associate Editor 

J. B. Phillips Associate Editor 

E. R. Lane Associcis Editor 

W. J. Prince, III Alumni Editor 

J. B. Payne, Jr Athletic Editor 

Business Department 

H. C. Land Business Manager 

R. N. Greathead, Jr. . Advertising Manager 




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M. K. Berry i Edilor in-Chief 

C. B. Gilbert Assistant Editor and Art Editor 

J. B. Phillips Literary Edilor 

W. J. Prince, III Athletic Edilor 

J. F. Greene Humor Editor 

C. \V. Bowman, Jr Humor Editor 

Associate Editors 

H. M. McMillan S. A. Syme 

J. H. Jordan R. G. Duff 

Business Department 

R. G. McKellar Business Manager 

S. A. Marshall, Jr Assistant Business Manager 

H. C. Land Treasurer 

R. H. B. Welton Advertising Manager 

R. S. Murrill Advertising Manager 


Editorial Staff 

N. P. Catling, Jr Editor-in-Chief 

A. P. Curdts Assistant Editor 

M. G. Ramey Literary Editor 

J. R. A. Hodson, Jr Athletic Editor 

Associate Editors 

W. C. Marshall J. O. Colonna 

F. P. Stubbs E. B. Macrae 

W. V. O'Brien 

Business Staff 

W. F. Drewry, Jr Business Manager 

P. O. Miller Assistant Business Manager 

F. P. BoNNEY Advertising Manager 

W. A. Patterson Assistant Advertising Manager 

D. C. Little Treasurer 




J. L. BoATWRICHT President 

M. G. Ramey Vice-President 

T. W. Smith Sccrelarij anJ Treasurer 

R. McC. Pate Business Manager 

J. B. Payne, Jr ; Sfage Manager 


Bowman Franklin Roche 

Bunting Follett Ruffner 

Carstens Orme Shiels, T. 

Goodman Preston Syme 

Grant Plowden Timberlake, L. 



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J. C. Fain, Leader Violin 

H. W. CLARKSON .... i Banjo-Mandolin 

A. J. Orme, Jr Traps 

J. H. Groce Saxophone 

A. G. Franklin Piano 




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Douglas, T. 



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Washington, J. 



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Mead, R. 


Young, W. 


R. McC. Pate Lead 

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J. L. Boatwright Bass 

H. W. Clarkson Tenot 



Berry, M. K. 


Monroe, D. D, 

Brown, D. 

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T. W. Smith President 

J. H. Porterfield Vice-Presitleni 

R. Turner Szcrelary and Treasurer 


Adams, M. V. Henry, H. Robertson, G. L. 

Cooke, S. Henry, W. Robertson, T. H. 

Crist Lowe Shackelford 

Drennen Lyons Smith, W. D. 

Dewberry Manning Tillman 

Hamilton Mitchell Cohoon 

Hassinger Patterson, W. Irby 




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Norman Vice-President 

Clarkson, J Secretary and Treasurer 


Black Nelson 

Mason, J. Gooch 

Pettijohn Ivey 





A. J. Orme, Jr President 

Reynolds Vice-President 

Chappell . . Secretary and Treasurer 


Calhoun Mays 

Hunt Nolan 

Knox Tichenor 

Matthews Turner, R. 





C. B. Gilbert President 

W. H. Booth, Jr Vice-President 

C. M. Moss i • ■ Secretary and Treasurer 


Bain Ewing Moss 

Baker Farwell Myers 

Billeiter Ford Stevens, J. 

Booth Foster, H. Stubbs 

Booze Gilbert Weller 

Carstens Managan White, W. 
Moore, W. 




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G. H. Cosby Vice-President 

A. M. Campbell Secretary and Treasurer 







costolo ivey 

Coluns Kyle 

Edmonds, W. Miller, G. H. 

Faulkner Millner 

Goode Moses 

Harriss, S. Pettyjohn 

Robertson, D. A. 
Robertson, W. 
Stokes, R. 




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T. Brame Vice-President 

W. S. Wells Secretary and Treasurer 



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Baird, J. R. Paricer 




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F. M. Page Vice-President 

H. L. Miller Secretary and Treasurer 


Bradley Miller, H. 

Daniels Smith, A. N. 

Ferguson Smith, G. A. 

Mason, J. Webb 

Mears, H. Whitted 



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P. O. Miller Vice-President 

D. T. Incram Secretary and Treasurer 


Adams, K. F. Christian, H. Hankins Nelson Shervin 

Archer, W. Chapix Hobson Norman Stern 

Arrincton Dickerson Huff Plowden Scott 

Blankenship Farrar Ingram, D. Powell, H. Sherry 

Bond Franklin, A. Ingram, W. Reid, J. Stuart 

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PHILP, W. H., Jr Vice-President 

Penniman, G. A Secretary-Treasurer 


Allen, L. Davis, A. Jones, W. F. McCuistion Shields 

Allen, G. Dilworth Jordan, J. H. McKellar Sims, J. L. 

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Bonney . Vice-President 

HoLLIDAY Secretary and Treasurer 


Ames East, J. Hawks Merson Strawhand 

Bacby Emmerson Hart Moore, J. P. Thomas 

Balfour Foster Hubard Pace, H. Tyler 

Boatwright Gaylc Johnson, D. Pace, L. Vauchan 

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Cobb Gatewood Jones Saunders, T. Welton 

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Ramey Vice-President 

Washington, S Secretary and Treasurer 


Archer, R. Harrison, W. R. Robinson, J. K. E. 

Buracker King, M. Settle 

Crenshaw Lauck Timberlake, F. 

Denny Letcher Washington, J. 

Dudley Mead, J. White, A. 

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Baker Kane Payne, J. 

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The "Monk" then got his just rewards 
From those who really know. 

He's full of ire and brains and wire 
With currents running "so." 

Such things as electricity 

Are useful (but ought not to be). 

They then discussed the English course 
Which "Chappie" rules supreme, 

Where we rehearse the men of verse 
In somewhat of a dream, 

And there pursue painstakingly 

This subject (which ought not to be). 

It was within the battled walls 

Of famous V. M. I. 
The day was gone, the lights were on. 

The time for study nigh. 
And in their rooms the keydets sought 
To air their views on those who taught. 

A math shark next comes into view. 

With collar standing high; 
Our "Duckie" who makes others, too, 

Besides us sadly sigh; 
If one should not, unluckily 
We suffer. (Which ought not to be). 

"Old Nick" was first upon the list, 

But he soon had his share 
About "that evil element," 

"The game that is played fair." 
About "this pure democracy" 

And "Juries" (which ought not to be). 

And next, of course, of whom they spoke, 
The chemists' friend, "Old Rat," 

With heart of gold and thoughts untold 
Beneath his battered hat. 

He knows too much of chemistry: 

We bull it! (Which ought not to be.) 

Their thoughts rolled back to days of yore, 

In "Constitution's" class. 
Whose history test was not the best 

We ever hope to pass. 
Virginia's handsomest man was he. 
Time fleeteth (which ought not to be). 

And last our friend, the Commandant, 

They pass in quick review. 
The "Point's" one pride, some wish he'd died. 

Perhaps you also do. 
But we can't judge impartially 
This office, (which ought not to be). 

So in concluding, let us trust 

We have offended none, 
Both on this list and those we've missed. 

Our duty is but done. 
Such poetry, you must agree, 
Is something which ought not to be. 

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No Goods Sold at Retail 

Company, Inc. 




Lowney s Chocolate 

701-703-705 Commerce Street 
Lynchburg, Va. 

Main Office and Factory 
Lynchburg, Va. 

Branch Offices 

Richmond, Va. Norfolk, Va. 

Voegele &* Dining 
Company, Inc. 


Fruit Jellies 

Handip Chocolates 

Pure Sugar Hard 


Factories, Lynchburg, Va. 

Mansfield, Toledo, Akron, Ohio, 

Omaha, Neb., and Huntington, 

W. Va. 


Chocolate Covered 






General Offices: 


"Do ll Electrically' 



Clifton Forge, Va. Lewisburg, W. Va. 
Natural Bridge, Va. Alderson, W. Va. 
White Sulphur, W. Va. Eagle Rock, Va. 
Ronceverte, W. Va. Buchanan, Va. 
Hinton, W. Va. Covington, Va. 

Glasgow, Va. 
Buena Vista, Va. 
Lexington, Va. 
Avis, W. Va. 
Low Moor, Va. 

Attractive Power Rates Offered for Manufacturers Locating in the Towns in 

Which We Operate 



J. E. PULLEN, Manager 



Sterling Hardware Company 









Today Being Worn by a Thousand or 

More Virginia Military Institute 



Official Jewelers to the Class of 1922 
















Prompt and Courteous Attention 





That's part of the Shoe — not jusl 

slicked up surface. 

To keep your shoes new use the Supe 

Superior on Three Important Points 

1. Preserves the leather. 

2. Gives a more lasting shine. 

3. Keeps shoes looking new. 



The Yellow Front 







Guns for Rent 







When You Want Your 
Clothes Put in Sha 


Telephone 194 

Reasonable Prices 

Lexington, Virginia 

The Virginian 

Lynchburg, Va. 


Excellent Cafe and 
Coffee Shop 

F. C. Crider, Mgr. 

Huger Davidson 
Sales Co. 

Wholesale Dealers 








Lexington, Va. 



Candies, Fruits, and All Kinds of Canned Goods 
Our Specialty 

We Have an Up-to-Date Stock and Would Be Glad to Serve You 

We Deliver Anywhere at Any Time 


Main and Washington Streets, Phone 147 
Nelson Street, Phone 327 







V. M. I. Mess Hall 
Phone 73 or 378 


Clean, Prompt 

Steaks and Waffles 
a Specialty 

15 Nelson Street 


"Never Run After a Street Car or a Girl: There Will be Another Along in 
a Few Minutes" 


From 20 to 30 years — The son thinks he knows more than his father. 
From 30 to 35 years — The son concludes his father has fa:r judgment. 
From 35 to 40 years — The son realizes his father has a master mind. 
From 40 to 45 years — The Danger Line — 75 per cent meet reverses and lose all. 
From 45 to 50 years — Ninety-seven per cent have lost all by this age. 
Goodbye, boys, and don't forget that you will soon be included in these figures, so don't 
let the "Goblins Get You." 




When You Want the 


You instinctively think of SPALDING. 
Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, 
Golf, Track and Field. 

"Just as Good" is Never Just the 

A. G. Spalding ^ Bros. 

613 Fourteenth St., NW. 

Washington, D. C. 




57 West 19th Street 
New York 






MADE to stand 
the hard test of 
College wear. The rec- 
ognized standard Uni- 
form for colleges every- 

Lilley College Uniforms 
are superior in point of 
style because cut by 
military clothing cutters, 
and tailored by skilled 
workmen to your indi- 
vidual measurements, in- 
suring a perfect fitting 

Catalog on Request 






Especially Designed and 
Adapted for the particular re- 
quirements of 



Red Bank, N. J. 

New York Showrooms 
126 Fifth Avenue 




That Have Stood the Test Since 1815 

Now at Our New Building 

227 Lexington Ave., -near 34th Street 

New York City 


Equipped With Many Years Experience for Making 
Photographs of All Sorts De- 
sirable for Illustrating 
College Annuals 

Best Obtainable Artists 




w 1921 BOMB" 







Catering to the wants of the whole family for every day of the year with 


Mail orders receive the same prompt and careful attention that you wil 
enjoy if you visit our store in person. 


300 to 306 Granby St. 



Forty-three Years Experience Have Taught Them 

What Keydets Want and How They 

Want It. 







The Shenandoak Valley Academy 





Major U. S. R. 





Roanoke, Memphis 


New Orleans 



Lexington, Virginia 


Class Pins, Medals, Rings, Cups 

and Special Trophies of 

Every Description. 

Seventh and D Sts., N. W., Washington, D. C. 


Uniontown, Pa. 


A. M. HUSTEAD, "96, President 




Globe Indemnity Company 
New York 
The Liverpool 

Insurance Co. 


Richmond, Va. 



Pies, Cakes, Candies and 

Cream Puffs a 



Telephone 133 

We Make Prompt Deliveries 

R. L. Hess &* Bro. 




Plates Beveled and 

Repair Work of All Kinds 

Be Sure to Visit 

Tke R. S. Anderson 
Company s 


When in 

Lexington, Virginia 

Nelson Street 


Tke Publication of and for 
Greater V. M. I. 

Circulation, 1,500 

$2.50 Per Year in Advance 

J. H. Jordan Editor-in-Chief 

H. C. LAND Business Manager 

Wills-Camp Co. 

Specialists in 
High Class 

Young Men's Suits 



Daylight Corner 

Ninth and Main Sts. 

Lynchburg, Va. 


Are Welcome at the 


and are assured of getting their 
nicely printed stationery, circulars 
and cards at reasonable prices. 

Office Opposite the Presbyterian 
Sunday School Room 

Main Street 
Lexington, Virginia 







Sam B. Walker, Jr. 


First National Bank Building 
Lexington, Va. 





V. M. I. Caps 


Army Shoes 

And Everything a Man Wants to 


Suits Made to Order 

Prices Right 


Place to Get Your Money's 





O. T. Engleman, Mgr. 
Lexington, Va. 



Lynchburg, Va. 
Clothes for Finals 



Shoes — Special Orders 

Established 1847 


149-151 West Thirty-sixth Street, New York City 









We Have Furnished Military Goods to the V. M. I. 
for the Past 60 Years 

Our 1921 Annuals 

Vanderbilt University, University of Alabama, Virginia Military Institute, 
University of South Carolina, Louisiana Stale University, University of Ken- 
tucky, Marion Institute, The Citadel, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Mercer 
University, Transylvania College, Judson College, North Carolina College for 
Women, Wesleyan College, Gulfport Military Academy, Furman University, 
Sewanee Military Academy, Tennessee College, Greensboro College for 
Women, Converse College, Birmingham-Southern College, Kentucky College 
for Women, Meridian College, Lynchburg College, Central College, Woman's 
College (Due West, S. C), Woman's College (Montgomery, Ala.), George- 
town College, Millsaps College, Wofford College, Martha Washington Col- 
lege, Bessie Tift College, Maryville College, Bellhaven College, Elizabeth 
College, Coker College, Louisiana College, Blue Mountain College, Ouachita 
College, Presbyterian College, Elon College, Mississippi Woman's College, 
Roanoke College, Tusculum College, Anderson College, Henderson-Brown 
College, Winthrop Normal and Industrial College, Westhampton College, 
Hendrix College, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Stonewall Jackson College, 
Hillman College, Porter Military Academy, Chatham Training School, Fas- 
sifern School, Ashland High School, Middlesboro High School, Maryville 
High School, Ramer High School, Dublin High School, Wilmington High 
School, Centenary College. 

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For the past fifteen years the Educa- 
tional Department of the Bureau of 
Engraving, Inc., has been collecting a 
vast fund of information from the ex- 
periences of hundreds of editors and 
managers of Annuals. 

This data covering organization, financ- 
ing, advertising, construction, selling and 
original features has been systematically 
tabulated and forms the subject matter 
for our series of reference books. These 
are furnished free to those securing 
"Bureau" co-operation in the making 
of engravings for their books. 

Begin where others have left off. Profit 
by their experience and assure success 
for your Annual. 












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