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CLASSMATES, fellow students, alumni, faculty, and friends! We, the Board 
of Editors wish to extend to you oar hearty greeting. 
We have tried to present a work worthy of College Standards and Tradi- 
tions. We have tried to make it show something of the pleasure and work of our 
college life. If in years to come, this book may serve as a happy reminder of the 
days spent at old M. A. C, then it will have accomplished its purpose. 

Be kind with your criticism, we ask, and take not too seriously what is light, 
nor too lightly what is serious. We have made mistakes we know, and in many 
respects fallen short of our expectations. Still we hope this volume has your 

To one and all we again extend our greeting. 

Board of Editors. 



Captain Ctigar C Conlep 

15t()Sfnfantrp U. M>. ^. 
CommanDant of Cadets anD |drofe^^or of jmiJitarp ^^cicnce 


|i)0£>e asisiociation \iiit\) tbe memberEf of tije class of nineteen ijunbreb anb ten i)as> inabe t)itn 
respecteb for f)is aljilitp afi a leabrr of men, abnureb for Ijis abilitp as a tcacftrr, appretiateb 
as a fctenb, anb belobeb for bis sterling; qualities as a man 

tbis book is most affectionatelp bcbicatcb 

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Captain Ctigar C Conlej) 

CAPTAIN Edgar T. Conley was born in Montgomery County, Maryland, 
on his father's estate, in 1874. His early education was acquired at Epis- 
copal High School, Virginia. Leaving that school, he became a matriculate 
at Lehigh University, and from there was appointed to the L^nited States Military 
Academy at West Point, from the 6th Maryland District. 

Graduating from West Point in 1897, we find Lieutenant Conley, the next year 
serving in the Spanish-American war with the 21st Lifantry, Ijefore Santiago. 
Shot and shell had no effect on him though and after the campaign, we find 
him the same. He reached the grade of First Lieutenant in May 1899. In 
1902, orders were received ordering him to the Philippine Islands, where he saw ser- 
vice in the Philippine Rebellion. On May 26,1902 he received the promotion to 
the grade of Captain, and was transferred to the 8th Infantry. In 1906, Capt. 
Conley served inthePulajane uprising in the Island of Leyte,and was later trans- 
ferred to the 15th Infantry. In the summer of 1908 he was detached for service as 
Professor of Military Science and Commandant of Cadets at the Maryland Agri- 
cultural College. 

Capt. Conley comes of good old Puritan stock, his ancestors having arrived 
in this country on that well known "packet" Mayflower. That his forbears were 
fighters, there is no doubt, and that Capt. Conley is worthy of the name he has well 
proven for himself. Modest of course, as he is, it is hard to learn much of his bear- 
ing while in action, but rumors have reached us from various sources, and these 
are praiseworthy in the extreme. 

Our acquaintance with Capt. Conley has been limited to our experience as 
cadets during the past two years at M. A. C. Captain has indeed been a strict 
disciplinarian, and a strict desciple of the laws of obedience and soldierly demeanor ; 
but we have ever found that there is always present the true kindheartedness that 
characterizes the gentleman. It is for this distinguishing trait and his great love 
for fair play that we have learned to honor, respect, and love this man, who, during 
the past year has really come to be a part of our lives. 

When we leave M. A. C, we will carry with us a great many impressions. 
Some will remain with us a short while, others have been so deeplj'' impressed upon 


our memories that erasibility is impossible. Among otliers of these latter, we 
retain a firm impression of a man, a true Maryland Gentleman, an American through 
and through, a patriot of the brightest type, a strong, stern, able, and conservative 
officer, and last of these and greatest of all, a man with a heart as large as his body. 

It is the earnest prayer and wish of every member of the class of 1910, that 
the earnest efforts of Capt. Conley to place M. A. C. upon a higher military footing, 
will have been rewarded by the U. S. War Department, and we hope to see our name 
soon among the top ten of Military Institutions. 

That good luck, health, happiness, and prosperity may follow Capt. Conley 
and his family through all his life, is the earnest wish of thp Class of 1910. 


(BfHttx^ anD jf acultp of S^nsitruction 

R. W. Silvester, LL.D., President 
Professor of Mathematics 

Thomas H. Spence, A.M., Vice-President 
Professor of Languages 

Capt. Edgar T. Conly, 15th Inft., U. S. A., Commandant 
Professor of Military Science 

H. B. McDonnell, B.S., M.D., State Chemist 
Professor of Chemistry 

W. T. L. Taliaferro, A.B. 

Professor of Agriculture 

Samuel S. Buckley, M.S., D.V.S., State Veterinarian 
Professor of Veterinary Science 

F. B. Bomberger, B.S., A.M., Librarian 
Professor of English and Civics 

Charles S. Richardson, A.M. 

Professor of Oratory, Assistant Professor in English 

J. B. S. Norton, M.S., State Pathologist 
Professor of Vegetable Pathology and Botany 

T. B. Symons, M.S., State Entomologist 
Professor of Entomology and Zoology 

Harry Gwinner, M.M.E. 

Professor of Mechanical Engineering 

C. P. Close, M.S., State Horticulturist 
Professor of Horticulture 

T. H. Taliaferro, C.E., Ph.D. 
Professor of Civil Engineering and Physics 

Henry T. Harrison, A.M., Secretary of the Faculty 
Professor in charge of Preparatory Department, Assistant Professorof Mathefnatics 

H. Beckenstrater, M.S. 

Associate Professor of Horticulture 

G. A. HiBBERD, B.S. 

Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry 

Myron Creese, B.S., E.E. 
Instructor in Physics and Electrical Engineering 

H. L. Crisp 

Assistant in Freehand Drawing, Pattern Making and Foundry Work 

F. M. Mason, B.S. 
Assistant in Mechanical and Topographical Drawing and Shop Practice 

Assistant in Horticulture 

A. E. Stone, B.S. 
Assistant in Chemistry 

F. W. Besley, A.B., M.F., State Forester 
Lecturer on Forestry 

Assistants in State Work 

R. B. Deemer, B.S. T. D. Jarrell. B.S. C. Beatty, B.A. 

Assistant in Chemistry 

E. N. Cory, B.S. L. M. Pearis, M.S. A. B. Gahan, M.S. 

Assistant in Entomology and Zoology 

Other Officers 

F. R. Kent 

Treasurer and Registrar 

Wirt Harrison 


Harry Nalley, M.D. 


Miss M. L. Spence 

Miss Lilian I. Bomberger 


Mrs. M. D. Mason 


8 ■ 

Calentiar 1909^1910 


Third Term 

Monday, March 22nd— Third Term Begins. 

Wednesday, April 7th, noon, to Tuesday, April 13th, 1 P. M. — Easter Recess 

Thursday, May 17th — Submitting of Theses. 

Sunday, June 13th — Baccalaureate Sermon. 

Monday, June 14th — Class Day. 

Tuesday, June 15th — Alumni Day. 

Wednesday, June 16th — 11 A. M. — Commencement Day Exercises. 


First Term 

Tuesday, September 14th, and Wednesday, September 15th — Entrance Examina- 
Thursday, September 16th, 1 P. M. — College Work Begins. 
Friday, December 17th, noon — First Term Ends. 
Friday, December 17th, noon, to Monday, January 3rd, noon — Christmas Recess. 

Second Term 

Monday, January 3rd, noon — Second Term Begins. 

Tuesday, January 4th — Special Winter Course in Agriculture Begins. 

Tuesday, February 1st — Filing Subjects of Theses. 

Wednesday, March 23rd, noon — Second Term and Special Winter Course in 

Agriculture. End. 
Wednessday, March 23rd, noon to Tuesday March 29, 1 P. M. — Easter Recess. 

Third Term 

Tuesday, March 2, 1 P. M.— Third Term Begins. 

Monday, May 16th — Submitting of Theses. 

Sunday, June 12th — Baccalaureate Sermon. 

Monday, June 13th — Class Day. 

Tuesday, June 14th — Alumni Day. 

Wednesday, June 15th, 11 A.M. — Commencement Day Exercises. 


C|)e ;:^arplanti 9lsricultural Cjrperiment g^tation 


^W^HIS institution was established under act of Congress in the j^ear 1887, and 
til. was the first of its kind in this countrj^, thus Maryland can ])oast of estab- 
lishing the first agricultural experiment station as well as the first 
Agricultural College. 

The purpose of this station is to promote the interests of Agricultural Educa- 
tion and investigation throughout the state of Maryland. It is composed of several 
departments, and at the head of each is an expert, wlio by natural aptitude and 
special training directs the management of the investigation pertaining to his 
department for the best interests of the farmers of the state, and also carries on 
agricultural research at large. 

At the present time the station is conducting investigations, principally along 
the following lines : chemistry, fertilizers, agronomy, horticulture, plant breeding, 
diseases of plants and animals, dairying, poultry, and entomology. When sufficient 
data are collected in any of the above phases of the work, they are published in a 
bulletin form and sent out to the farmers of the state free of charge. 

The Farmer's Institute of the State of Maryland is also under the control and 
direction of the experiment station, and in this way much valual^le information, 
pertaining to general farming, plant growing, etc., is disseminated among the 
farmers of the state by men who have given the best efforts of their life to this 
work. The experiment stations of this country are becoming more popular every 
day and their work more distinctly appreciated because more people are drifting 
from the cities to the country every day, who are totally ignorant of the methods 
of agriculture, and the experiment station is the great fountain of knowledge to 
which they rush to drink in the valuable information, which is ch(^erfully given. 




Ctittorial 3Soarti 

C. W. Strickland 

O. H. Saunders 

A. C. Adams 

Associate Editors 
T. S. Harding, Biographical 

Business Manager 
S. S. Stabler 

Associate Business Managers 

F. J. Maxwell 


G. E. Hamilton 

Humorous Editor 
W. P. Cole, Jr. 

M. E. Tydings 

Art and Design 
H. H. Allen 


J. L. Donaldson 

W. G. Cole 

J. W. Duckett 





And may time never put apart, the bonds that hold so true, 

All thy classmates hand and heart to heart, then forever maroon and blue. 


772^<iL /^^^^>^7-.z^-^4^-^^ 


senior Class 

J. p. Grason President 

W. J. Frere Vice President 

G. E. Hamilton Secretary-Treasurer 

A. C. Adams Historian 

J. L. Donaldson Poet and Prophet 

Motto Colors 

Palman Qui Meruit Ferat Maroon and Blue 

Class Yell 

Rexa, Raxi, Rip rap ram, 
On the top we always stand, 
Suda, Carlo, Vo, van vim, 
Senior, Senior, 1910. 

A. C. Adams Takoma.. Md. 

H. H. Allen Towson, Md. 

W. P. Cole, Jr Towson, Md. 

W. G. Cole Baltimore, Md. 

J. L. Donaldson Berwyn, Md. 

J. W. Duckett Davidsonville, Md. 

W. J. Frere Tomkinsville, Md. 

J. P. Grason Towson, Md. 

S. D. Gray Nanjemoy, Md. 

G. E. Hamilton La Plata, Md. 

T. S. Harding Laurel, Md. 

F. J. Maxwell Comus, Md. 

W. C. D. Munson Soi ih Britain, Conn. 

O. H. Saunders Rock Hall, Md. 

S. S. Stabler Brighton, Md. 

T. R. Stanton Grantsville, Md. 

C. W. Strickland Snow Hill, Md. 

M. E. Tydings Havre de Grace, Md. 

F. R. Ward Baltimore, Md. 

M. H. WooLFORD Cambridge, Md. 


TakomaPark, D. C. 

Albert Chester Adams, Captain, Company B 


"M" in track, '08, '09, '10, Captain track, '09, '10. "M" in football, '08. Member 
rifle team. Junior shield bearer, '09. Chairman floor committee May ball, '09. Chair- 
man floor committee Rossbourg Club. Member conference committee. Class-His- 
torian, Editor-in-Chief "Reveille." Sergeant, '08, First Sergeant, '09. 


SAY, cast your optics thitherward up yonder 

knoll and see if you do not discern a tall, gaunt, 

"dog-of-war" figure marching hither and yon 

acrossthe verdant campus. That's" Commy." 

And may I ask, that lesser, that more stocky, figure 

immediately in his rear? That is the subject of this 

paper, A. C. Adams at your service, "dies." 

Three days past, "all Fool's Day," the biggest 
joke ever happened in Sanford, Florida. The "Joke" 
turned over, smelled the fragrant orange blossoms, 
littered a plaintive wail expressive of his dislike for 
the heat and proceeded to eat and sleep for a few 
months. When he became mature enough to 
permit of it his thought turned to migration. 
And migrate he did. To Jacksonville, Fla., 
to Chattanooga, Tenn., to Ironton, O., to Col- 
umbus, O., to Huntington, W. Va., to Newport 
News, Va., to Cincinnati, O., to TakomaPark, D. C, 
and here for some unknown reason he stopped. 
The assumption is that this is the end of his orbit 
and he is taking a breathing space before starting out 
again. He is due to depart once more about the time 
of the arrival of his contemporary, Halley's Comet. 
It was during tliis interval that "Ches" decided to investigate chemistry and tactics at Col- 
lege Park and Cupid's wiles at Hyattsville. His attention was engrossed by the various sub- 
jects in the order named culminating in the 'Ville. 

Adams procured his rudimentary education on the lunch counter style. It was a case 
of grab it and run, although the running demanded the most time. The "University School" 
of Cincinnati did once succeed in arresting his expeditious career for a year or so and managed 
to stock his roomy cranium with a few chips of classical education, but the fact remains that 
M. A. C. was the only place adequate to stop him long enough for us to learn anything about 
him. In June he will have completed the remarkable record of a three years' hesitation in this 
revered spot. 

"Ches" is an all-round man. His versatility is only equaled by that of "Sus." He is a 
star track man, can drag his nose over an ammonia bottle proving him a chemist of the first 
water, and knows almost one tenth as much tactics as Commy himself, a record hard to surpass. 
In addition to all this he once played football till relegated to the relay team and was at another 
time known to have scorched the air between "Home" and first base. 

According to his own statement the future now stares him blankly in the face, but we are 
assured of his one great resolution, to "stay single and settle up" before he gets married and 
settles down. No doubt his meteoric career will at some time or other be halted at a little 
town near his present alma mater, in which case M. A. C. may ever be assured of a valiant , un- 
tiring rooter for her athletic accomplishments. 


. Towson, Md. 

Herschel Heathcote Allen, Captain, Company C 

Civil Engineering . 

Treasurer Athletic Association. Business manager "Triangle." Art editor 
"Reveille." Chairman refreshment committee Rossbourg Club. Chairman refresh- 
ment committee June ball. Junior shield bearer. Senior shield bearer. Sergeant 
Junior year. 

/^■fc^HERE were stormy times in the capital city. 
■ I From fourteen consecutive corners of Penn- 

^^y sylvania Avenue, women's rights were being 
declared, orated and proclaimed in fifty- 
seven varieties and "all the men wondered." When 
hush! Suddenly an all-absorbing silence falls upon 
the excited multitude of Eve's fair daughters. The 
flushed speaker abruptly terminates her impas- 
sioned vituperation of masculinity in general, and 
the puny, woman-controlled men who have strayed 
that way shamefacedly brace up courage to lift their 
eyes and seek the cause. 

And majestically the "cause" marches on. 
Soul stirring eyes first greet our glance set into a 
proudly carried head, wavy hair, a half sneering, 
heart conquesting expression, a — but need I go 
further. Has not the reader already recognized 
H. H. A. of M. A. C. 1910? The meeting is dispersed, 
and a jostling horde of gesticulating females sur- 
round him to beg only a lock of his hair. Once 
more man is vindicated. 

"Hersh" first condescended to add his one to the existing population of Baltimore County 
on June 10, 1890 to the everlasting gratitude of the city of Towson in particular and the world 
in general. In '07 he escaped the pedantic clutches of Towson High School and conferred the 
honor of his matriculation upon M. A. C. Since that time his progress in the various lines 
attempted by him is too well known to detail. 

He elected to join "Doc" Tolly's band of transit smashers and as an embryo civil engi- 
neer stands high in the class. But so small a matter as delving into mathematics by no means 
has been his only pursuit or has deprived him of greater proficiency in other lines. His remark- 
able reserve and quietude are not without reason for we are told that by means of them he is 
not infrequently enabled to appropriate to his own use osseous barn yard fowl intended for 
another consumption. In addition his perpetual silence occasionally even permeates the pan- 

But to turn to other things. ("Things," it may be noted, is a specific term applied to mili- 
tary tactics.) Allen is a military man, and possesses the best drilled company in the battal- 
ion. That is, he claims to. So do others, of course, but Allen's word is surely as good as that 
of another. No more characteristic picture of "Herschel" may be conjured up than that of him 
as he marches proudly at the head of C Company with his eye fixed steadfastly on that great 
over-lord of all things military — The Commandant. 

In conclusion let me extend the best wishes of the class for the future success of debonnaire, 
poetic, woman conquering, heart breaking Allen — the midnight equestrian of M. A. C. 


Wilson Graham Cole, Clean sleeve Baltimore, Md. 

Civil Engineering. 

Manager Lacrosse team. Chairman invitation and program committee, June ball. 
Treasurer Y. M. C. A. Assistant business manager "Triangle." Assistant business 
manager "Reveille." Treasurer New Mercer Literary Society. 


'OLE-coal-anthracite, all but the head — 

that's bituminous. No relation to the other 

Cole. "And glad he isn't" somebody has 

said. Maybe the other Cole is glad too. 

Ever think of that, Graham? 

"Graham" Cole was born in Baltimore, April 
18, 1890 and died on matriculation at M. A. C. That 
is began to die. We have no doubt the business 
end of the "Reveille" and the lacross team will 
finish him before long. He first attended the public 
schools of that city and then decorated Baltimore 
City College for 4 years. On graduating, he devel- 
oped a mania for Civil Engineering and came to 
M. A. C. to indulge the same. 

Among the most remarkable events of his career 
aside from lugging a transit, is the fact that he main- 
tains the dignity and distinction of being a Senior 
Private. The honor is a high one, and marks the 
man at once as out of the ordinary, whom the faculty 
considers too good to wear out a part of his young 
life shouting commands at a fraction of a refractory 
Aside from this, as though one distinction were enough. Cole has avoided the lime light. 
He has so far escaped being hung, shot, drowned or otherwise expeditiously disposed of and 
unless the present possibilities go far amiss, will no doubt end his days peacefully in the poor 
house. In other words he intends to make a living out of the B. & O. R. R., and any man 
that can keep from being crooked at that will land in the alms house. He would be absolutely 
immune to association. 

As an athlete Cole shines in lacross. This game is as yet in its infancy as far as M. A. C. 
is concerned, but Graham possesses the distinction of being one of the husky warriors of the 
not brave enough to suffer the inevitable defeat of the first time. 

Cole also has a hobby, two of them in fact. Most men are satisfied with one. His two are 

gathering adds for the "Reveille" and writing to L^ . Like John Alden, his letters "are 

full of the name of — L ," to misquote Longfellow. The future, he says, looks roseate, 

from a matrimonial standpoint and otherwise. It is to be hoped that matrimony will not com- 
pletely swallow up the otherwise. At all events, whatever the undertaking, we wish him success. 


William Purrington Cole, Second Lieutenant Company C Towson, Md. 

Civil Engineering. 

"M" in baseball, '09. Manager baseball team. Business manager, May Ball Or- 
ganization, '09. Secretary-Treasurer, Rossbourg Club. Business manager, June Ball 
Organization. Secretary Athletic Council. Member conference committee. Senior 
orator. Humorous editor "Reveille." Sergeant Junior year. 

/^■■^HAT man near "Sus?" That's Cole, W. P. 
1 I At least it usually is and it's a safe bet that 

^tJ^ it is now. He was a pup when "Sus" entered 
M. A. C, but he trailed along something less 
than five j^ears later. He hails from the same vicinity. 

That is to say, Towson is his birthplace, his home 
and he saj's he wishes he knew he'd die there. He'd 
never go from there again then. In due course of 
time, Towson High School received the signal honor 
of his matriculation and became a repository of 
"anthracite" for the following — years. While there, 
he developed a penchant for baseball, later to be 
utilized at M. A. C. and an admiration for what 
goes with big hats and high heeled shoes. Later on 
he graduated, pocketed his sheep skin and migrated 
to M. A. C. 

Arriving here he was bunked with "Sus" and 
to our knowledge has not left him since. In the endea- 
vor to match some of Grason's flights into hyperbo- 
lated fiction "W. P." has unfortunately acquired 
quite a propensity for stretching that well known 
rubber band, the truth — and will probably follow law 
on making his exit from this institution. 

Speaking of athletics. Cole is a wonder. He has been known to watch the team play base- 
ball for hours at a time. Strange to say he would as leave see a foot ball game and we have it 
from him that he experiences no tired feeling even after watching others perform manual 
labor for hours. To enable him to further develop his mental love of outdoor sports, as well 
as to afford some instruction along the line of practical economics — he was made manager of 
the baseball team for the season of 1910. 

As to that C. E. which he means to attach to the coal car of his train of erudition in the 
coming June, it will get there alright. " W. P." is a devout follower of Doc Tolly and possesses 
one of the most complete surveying suits in the class. As incomprehensible as it may seem, it 
so closely resembles human habiliments that not a few have taken him for an upright biped, 
genus homo. 

As a lover, even at this early date, he is an adept and we predict further success in lieu of 
the broad diversity of experience afforded in diverting the facts by the mighty profession he 
expects to honor. May every man in the class be as able to prove an alibi at 2 a.m. as will 


John Levi Donaldson, Principal musician. . 


Berwyn, Md. 

Solo cornet, orchestra. Chief bugler, sophomore year. Chief musician, junior 
year. Associate editor "Reveille." Class poet. Class Prophet. 


'OHNNIE first saw the light of day in Char- 
lotte, N. C, and early astonished the 
native "tarheels" by his precociousness, 
by his words of wisdom spoken from the 
cradle. At the tender age of seven Johnnie tired 
of the old north state and moved up among the 
"Pennsylvania Dutch;" but a few years residence 
there proved sufficient, and he moved into the more 
cultured and aesthetic atmosphere in the vicinity 
of College Park. 

While still a youth of but thirteen summers, 
and with rosy cheeks and curly locks, he made his 
debut at A. C; and as one. of our buglers right 
valiantly did he toot. Johnnie's hobby has been 
chevrons; and as he always manages to get a pair 
that cover his whole arm, we often wonder whether 
it is attributable to the size of the chevron or the 
absence of size in the boy. 

Early in his collegiate career we began to realize 
that this young classmate of ours was to be a man 
of letters. His themes were the delight of "Bommy," 
and had Johnny deigned to stoop he might have made 
many a pretty penny writing themes for delinquents. 
After graduation he tells us he intends to drop the study of botany, and add B.A. to his 
name, and then take up the attack on Blackstone. As a lawyer he will undoubtedly shine, 
but we predict the necessity of a cheese box as a pedestal, in order to raise his head to a com- 
manding altitude. 

Feminine wiles have of late inveigled this youth, and fain would we warn him, but we 
know that experience must be his teacher, and even as Daniel came forth from the "Lyons" 
den, we are sure Johnnie will soon recover, and continue his life's work, all the better off for 
his experience. 


John Waters Duckett, First Lieutenant, Company B Davidsonville, Md. 


Manager B Comi)any Basketball team. Secretary New Mercer Literary Society 
Social editor "Reveille." Sergeant Junior year. 

/^■fc^RAVELING down a snail paced branch line 
/I of one of our great railroads, down through 

\^^ the heart of old Prince George, the passen- 
gers suddenly began to remark at the extra- 
ordinary beauty of the sunset. And the sky 
was red, if that is beautiful. But some one vouch- 
safed that the redness was too apparent. 

Hardly had the words been uttered when an old 
farmer, now convulsed with laughter, exclaimed : — 

"Wall, by heck, you all ain't been this way much 
Ijefore I kin soon see. Great Gosh! Whoopee!! 
That's Hot's Duckett's head." And he rolled over 
on the floor in a heap. 

It was the magnificent city of Davidsonville 
that "Reddy" first parted his eyelids from the lower 
portion of his lineaments and, rolling his optical 
orbs al)out, discovered the lamentable fact that the 
pillow was on fire. Then he cried lustily and collo- 
quial history has it that he did so for six months 
straight before his loving mater could convince him 
that that redness wasn't a fire but a part of his 
anatomy. From then on he bore it as a necessary 
evil, and has the reputation of being the best natiu'e 
of Red Top, 111. 

"Reddy" graduated from Davidsonville High School in — and left Anne Arundel 
Academy two years later. (No, we didn't SAY left under compulsion). He then lit atM. A. C. 
The student body promptly began to gibe him about a superfluity of auburn locks, but to 
no avail. This "Reddy" was abnormal. You couldn't make him mad. 

He built himself a monument as high as Babel itself by passing through Junior Physics 
unscathed, an unprecedented accomplishment for a Chemist. As a military man he is good and 
as a track man he is a wonder — on paper. The fact that another of the same name does the 
running does not diminish his popularity in the eyes of the admiring populace of Davidson- 
ville one iota. 

As a chemist "Reddy" is at his best. How many times has this diligent investigator of 
the things-that-are been seen in the laboratory, coat off, sleeves rolled up, collar turned in, 
hands begrimed, surrounded by the most nose startling odors, his head bowed .... in 
sleep. Oh "lab." of M. A. C, what a strong bulwark of ardent somnambulism thou shalt 
lose when "Reddy" ceases to snore in thee. 

Finally, "Reddy" is a social man. He is social on general principals. Other people are. 
So is "Reddy." He dances with a bored, "Ain't it awful Mabel" expression smeared over his 
gentle facial landscape and "Stags" invariably to keep from losing good sleep taking a girl 
home. "Reddy" the good-natured, the sleepy, the chemical, the bachelor, "Reds." 

human scarlet tangier this side 


William Joseph Frere, Second Lieutenant", Company A Tomkinsville, Md. 

Civil Engineering . 

Vice-President Class, '08, '09, '10. Vice-President Athletic Association. Corporal 
sophomore year. Quartermaster Sergeant, Junior year. 


'HAT delicately posed physique walking 
proudly, even majestically although bur- 
dened with that almost unseemly instru- 
ment of Civil Engineering ken is William J. 
Frere. In other words it's Bill. 

"Bill" made his initial bow to mundane society 
on June 10, 1884, and society has been bowing back 
ever since. For Bill is just such a man and com- 
mands just so much respect. It was Charles county 
to be sure. But God wot there are worse habitats. 
He obtained his early education in the vicinity of 
his birthplace and then began to hunt around for 
a place commensurate with his abilities in which 
to complete it. Even from that far off corner of the 
universe his attention was speedily directed to the 
M. A. C. whither he came to matriculate in — . 

Since this time he has astounded Doc Tolly with 
several new theories in the various branches in 
mathematics and has deported himself as a man with 
proper military bearing should. He has not escaped 
conditionless. But who has? Purely carnal man 
cannot be expected to be perfection. Then had he 
no use for greater dignitaries the gods, Commy and 
Speaking of women. You get there don't you? Did you ever notice that when a man 
begins to talk even about another man he will get to the women? Well such a contingency 
and this digression are to be condoned when speaking of "Bill." How that matchless, 
all surpassing, symmetry of figure and charm of personality has escaped Hymen's fetters 
so far is the eighth wonder of the material universe. In truth Bill has the reputation of hav- 
ing once invested heavily in the mellifluous stock of Cupid & Co. but to his chagrin she turned 
out to be a suffragette or some other equally abnormal variety of the species and since then 
Bill has devoted himself most assiduously to the pursuit of calculus, physics, tactics and con- 
ditions. In consequence things matrimonial have occupied an almost infinitesimal place in 
Bill's mind, the more glory to Bill. 

And before closing let me say that when Doc Tolly loses Frere he will have to seek far and 
near to procure so satisfactory an ornament to his course, mentally, physically and socially. 
Above all Bill is a man, "God bless you." We entertain the most sanguine hopes for his ulti- 
mate success. 


Jackson Piper Grason, Drum Major 

Civil Engineering. 

Tovvson, Md. 

President Class '08, '09, '10. "M", in baseball '06, ,07, 08, '09, '10. Captain 
baseball team, '07, '08, '09, '10, "M" in track '08 Member student conference com- 
riiittee, Chairman reception committee, May ball '09. Chairman reception commit- 
tee June ball. President Rossbourg Club '10. 

fACKSON, alias, "Sus" was born in Baltimore 
county, but strange to say very little of his 
time has been spent there, for he has resided 
so long at M. A. C. that Prince George has at 
last begun to claim him by adverse possession. None 
of us can remember the time when "Sus" wasn't 
there, in the words of one of his admirers thatdated 
back to the time the college was a pup. 

"Sus's" versatility is remarkable. Hisfame as an 
athlete is well known all over the state of Maryland. 
One cannot imagine a baseball game at M. A. C. 
without "Sus" behind the bat, and when he begins 
to "talk it up," and that well-known grin of deter- 
mination comes over his face, woe betides the oppos- 
ing team, for "Sus" has decided to win. 

In social circles also, he has held a prominent 
position, having carefully piloted the Rossbourg 
Club, through the most successful season of its 

But "Sus" is at his best, when on some long 
winter evening he has gathered in his room a coterie 
of choice friends; and when pipes are filled, every 
one carefully snuggled up, he begins to spin yarns of 

the olden days at M. A. C. How he and "Rat" Mackall broke into the pantry, and of the 
dire wrath of "Knux," and how "Sus" all but got away, how large and lucious the straw- 
berries used to grow, how the old boys used to give rats h — . what large fat springers "Doc 
Mac" used to keep; all these and more too are favorite subjects of conversation, and prove 
delightful indeed to the listeners. 

Of late years Jackson has taken a strange liking to the Eastern shore, and invariably pre- 
fers to spend his vacations there. To hear "Sus" describe a moonlight night on the beautiful 
Choptank, and then sigh and gaze out of his window over the eastern hills, one would almost 
believe there was a maiden concerned, but when to a query he replies a strongly negative No! 
all illusions disappear, and we know "Sus" is as he claims, a confirmed bachelor. 

"Sus" hasasplendid opinion of "Doc Tolly" also"Myron," and never fails to expressit 
when an occasion arises. He is and has been for all times a strong upholder of M. A. C. tradi- 
tions, and the terror of the rats. 

As president of our class we naturally feel a pride in his acquirements, and we are confident 
that his recognized executive ability will insure him noteworthy success in anything he under- 
takes, and the best wishes of 1910 go with him. 


Samuel Dent Cray, First Lieutenant, Company A. 


Nanjemoy, Md. 

Sergeant Junior year. 


Chairman board of directors, Agricultural Society. 
Biographical editor "Reveille." 

'T WAS back there a little way in — . The scene 
was Charles County, the land of fair maids 
and chivalrous men, of sunny skies and 
beautiful landscapes, where man and Nature 
attain their highest development — the Eden of 
Maryland, (no sooner said than disputed). What? 
Oh I almost forgot. A dyed-in-the-wool republican 
was born, Samuel Dent Gray at your service. "Sam' ' 
couldn't help being born. We can't equitably hold 
that against him. But why wasn't he a prohibi- 
tionist socialist, a mug-waump — anything but a 

However, "Sam" has and has had other ambi- 
tions foremost among which is that to be a great 
agriculturist. He entered M. A. C. in 1906. Since 
then M. A. C. has been slowly entering him. He 
started out as a general science man, but had not been 
here very long, when he discovered that there was 
even an easier course than that, and he accordingly 
promptly turned to agronomy. He is already quite 
a specialist on things agricultural and a bright future 
behind the plow no doubt awaits him in Charles 
Much of his time while here has been devoted to the investigation of "The Effect of 
Lime on Clover and Sheep Sorrel," and he has gotten a very able paper on the subject of 
his system. In the near future he says he expects to further investigate the subject of lime, 
this time "The Action of Lime WhenBrought in Contact with a Pine Fence at a Temperature 
of 98 Degrees in the Shade." We predict a very interesting paper. 

Gray also shines as a debater, and if you want to know the opinion of Charles County on 
anything from politics to whooping cough start an argument. "Sam" will let you know about 
it. But such a gift is not to be smiled at. It is said of this expert agronomist that his ability 
comes into good use when he has occasion to approach Professor Taliaferro's regions unpre- 
pared. He informs us that a few ideas on how to elaborate just nothing are worth a good deal 
in a pinch. 

Now when it comes to the other variety of human beings, the kind that rattle like a dozen 
rolls of wall-paper when they go down the aisle in church, ''Sam" is right there with the goods. 
Unfortunately' the other person usuallj' isn't there. She eludes him, she gets out of the way. 
But "God bless you" says "Sam" "it won't always be so." And for his sake we hope it won't. 
These are days of specializing and if a woman can't marry a specialized farmer she may as well 
get a rock cracker and be done with it. Surely in Gray she has a specialty, and we wish him 
the best of success when, after the manner of those of the tribe of Benjamin, he captures her. 


George Ernest Hamilton, First Lieutenant and Adjutant. 

Civil Engineering. 

La Plata, Md. 

Chairman refreshment committee May ball. Secretary-treasurer June ball 
organization. Secretary-treasurer, class. Secretary, athletic association. Manager 
tennis team. Secretary-treasurer, "Reveille." 



ADIES and Gents: on your right kindly ob- 
serve that winsome smile attached to that 
good natured face surmounted by a shock 
of tawney hair and raised aloft by two slender 
That is "Georgie Hamilton, the only white 
citizen of La Plata, and the only man in Southern 
Maryland who can vote a democratic blanket ballot 
without a compendium of instructions that would 
make Webster's Dictionary look sick — " and the 
"seeing College Park auto" rolled Majestically 

"W-w-well-well-wh-wha-what the, — I saj"- 
Hello!" articulated "Georgie" at last. 

George Earnest Hamilton was born in 1887 at 
Brentland, Charles county, Maryland; a light spot 
in a dark wilderness, a tiny daub of whitewash in 
a vast expanse of coal tar. He received his early 
instruction in the neighboring schools and studied 
further at McDonough Institute, matriculating at 
M. A. C. in 1906. 

Studious lad that he was he elected the Civil 
Engineering course and proceeded to throw vocal 
convulsions in the left side of Science Hall, floor two. 
In these manoeuvers he was aided and abetted by the versatile "Sus" and "I say fellows 
it's something awful." Mild in ways and courteous in manners he was not widely known till 
in his junior year he developed a sudden streak of flashiness and exhibited his exceptionally 
Gibson-like person in a brilliant orange and black sweater, principally orange. 

As a passive musician "Georgie" glows most phosphorescently as the original person- 
ification of that decrepit love ballad, "Wouldn't You like to Have Me for a Sweetheart." He 
has the reputation of having made love to more girls in twenty-thi'ee years than most men 
would dare assail in a lifetime. Fortunately he is never taken badly, and though quite ardent 
at times a new flame is ever his objective point. 

In ways and manners "Georgie" is a typical Southern Maryland gentleman. Outside of 
this — well, he's a democrat. And though Charles countj^ (gol dern ye) never produced another 
she made a good one here while at it. He expects to spend the rest of his political existence 
voting for Bryan and no doubt politics in general will have much to do toward shaping bis 
future career. It is to be hoped that the duplicity usually coincident with them will over- 
look "Georgie," for at present no one can impeach his veracity in the slighlest. Whatever the 
"as yet unseen" holds in store for him, we wish him success. 


Thomas Swann H vrding Laurel, Md. 



Biographical Editor "Reveille/' 

'WO big noises don't often happen together, 
but they did once. It was in Wyoming, 
Delaware, — now Philadelphia, and Chester- 
town, Still Pond and Laurel, don't say it 
wasn't. It was. Seven cities claimed Seneca and 
as many would claim this personage it would seem. 
But it was in Wyoming that a loud mouthed loco- 
motive screeched a parting wail, and a tiny, noisy, 
squally, red-faced, particle of humanity emitted his 
initial yelp. That was the other noise and it is to 
this noise that we would call your attention for a 
few minutes. 

"Swann" very promptly moved to Philadelphia 
and it was but a few months later that he added one 
and a half to the population, the unappreciative 
population, of the metropolis of Prince George 
county. He entered the grammar school and pene- 
trated the same, assimilating certain stray bits of 
knowledge, but he failed to take mathematics though 
most conscientiously exposed to it. He then entered 
the High School and was later graduated with honors 
and a swelled head. Neither one gratifying his 
ambitions he matriculated at M. A. C. and proceeded 
to astound his jcontemporaries with exhibitions of his head for chemistry. 

Vain ideas of literary supremacy once situated in his capacious "Noodle" vanished like 
the ethereal air and an attempt to delve into the science of what is, took place. Military 
things in general did not somehow appeal to his finer sensibilities and he succeeded in 
eliminating that species of slow torture entirely by permanently hitting the list. The 
"Hows" and "Whys" are to this day unknown, but Commy was foiled and — Nuff sed. 

At the beginning of his junior year "S." very cleverly decided to flunk in physics. This 
matter of straightforward decision in the present, prevented virtue of necessity in the future, 
and the flunks were forthcoming. As might be inferred, a deep, heart felt, undying affection 
exists in his mind for Myron. 

Matrimony appeals to "Swann" in all its brilliant luster, but a very evident financial 
embarrassment and a very present when-she's-not-nee'ded-mother-in-Iaw, have so far nipped 
any such projects in what takes the place of a bud. 

On graduation "S" expects to embark upon a career of mixed literature and chemistry. 
He says lucrativeness will speedily decide which shall be predominant, and we are sure that it 
will. If a proficiency in concocting noxious odors and mephitic gases count for anything we 
bet on chemistry. "God's benison go with you." 


Frank James Maxwell, First Lieutenant and Quartermaster Comus, Md. 


Secretary, Y. M. C. A. '09, '10. Secretary Agricultural Society. Assistant busi- 
ness manager "Reveille." Corporal, sophomore year. Color Sergeant junior yeai . 

^HOA Bossy! Whoa, I tell you! WHOA! ^ 

WHOA ! ! WHOA ! ! !" But gentle ' ' Thesis" 

has gotten it into her capricious head 

that it was not the particular, chosen 
moment to 'WHOA" just then and had persisted in 
acting on impulse. That is why "Grandpap" 
Maxwell, Senior Deacon of the Class of 1910 has 
come thus unannounced before our gaze. And I 
may add unjjrepared — for a more disheveled piece 
of dignified old age could hardly be imagined. 

In a foggy glen of rich old Montgomery county, 
some time during the latter part of the eighteenth 
century Frank sprang into existence and immedi- 
ately began, like the rest of us to wonder why. As 
we should naturally expect, in view of his remarkable 
perceptive genius, he speedily realized the futility 
of such cogitations and resolved to prepare himself 
for the conflict that was bound to come now that he 
was here. His aspirations were high, and far back in 
the twenties when he decorated one of the crude 
pine benches of an ancient grammer school, visions 
of a college training in the dim, distant future 
floated ethereally through his mind. 

The year 1907 saw the frutation of these juvenile ambitions and he matriculated at 
M. A. C. after attending C — Academy. His quiet dignity and pedantic bearing marked 
him as an exceptional character from the first and as far as I have been able to ascer- 
tain he has never in the slightest failed to act the part. During his time here he has 
abstemiously refrained from missing a single class and has become the very personification 
of diligence. 

Frank's mind ran on agriculture generally, on consumptive cows specifically. Ah, and 
what man, unless possessed of a heart like an M. A. C. tea biscuit, could resist the plaintive low- 
ings of a sick cow, particularly when the germs from her interior are in extreme likehood of 
immigrating to his own alimentary canal in the very near future? The cow's only strong 
point is that she don't know what's the matter with her. Many a cow now fighting a brave 
fight against the inroads of the dread disease would drop dead if she knew it was tuberculosis. 
The mere mention of the name would so shock her finer sensibilities. And it is a crifsade against 
telling the afflicted bovine her real trouble that kind-hearted Mr. 3.1. would undertake on 
graduation. We all join in wishing him success. 

Maxwell is a monument to gentlemanly deportment and staid saturnity. With all, and by 
all, he is loved and revered. No more "good all round fellow" could be found. In conclusion 
we may say that as yet no modern Dido seems to have captivated him with her alluring charms. 
If Montgomery county contains such a one may she appreciate her conquest. If it does not, 
may he creditably live a bachelor's life to an age as distant in the future, as is his hazy-memoried 
liirth in the past. 


Walter Dayton Munson, Clean sleeve 


South Britain, Conn. 

"M" in track, '09, '10. Manager track, '10. Secretary Morrill Literary Society. 
Junior shield bearer. Senior' shield bearer. Sergeant Junior year. 



' ERTAINLY we need a larger navy. Why? 
Well, simply because we do. Why, Pro- 
fessor can't you see we do? Up there 
in N. J." — and the Hobson of the north 
has started a discussion. Scene — "Bommy's" sacred 
realm during Current Topics; universal peace under 

"Hots" discovered he was alive one bright day 

in . The place was . Fairly elated over the 

discovery he cast his eyes around and, noting the 
picture of a war vessel on the wall, promptly went 
crazy over it. He's been crazy ever since. Every- 
body is a fanatic on some subject. "Hots" chose the 
navy. Says he, "What's good enough for the Ala- 
bama statesman is good enough for me." 

Munson struck M. A. C. in '07. Fortunately 
M. A. C. refrained from striking back and he found 
lodgement here for three years thereafter. He early 
decided to halve his time between Commy and 
the track team with the latter moiety in the ascend- 
ancy. Accordingly Catfish's realms of Stygian 
gloom have suffered from want of liis enlightening 
association though gossip has it that "Hots" once 
got his face fairly discolored down there. 

In the first place and one or two more Munson is a male Atalanta and has a faculty for 
burning the sod and acquiring gold medals. As a student his foremost claim to distinction 
is the warmth of his arguments with "Bommy." These are marvels of ratiocination spiced 
with Yankee wit and other things. 

Speaking of hearts, Munson possesses one about as dented as there is to be found in the 
institution. Fortunately, for some poor girl, none of these wounds has proved serious but 
for surface scratches he holds the record. If yovi doubt the veracity of the writer go to 
Hyattsville and find out. 

The future will no doubt find "Hots" running, whether for gold medals or bread and butter 
time will tell. We may say, if a private opinion is to be vouchsafed, that deducing what is 
to come from what has already happened, we think the quarter deck of some as yet unbuilt 
Dreadnought will be graced by this peppery human torchlight. And a lucky ship she will be, 
for a more ardent defendant of the navy is not to be found outside of the Baptist church. 


Oswald Hurt Saunders, Cadet Major 

Civil Engineering. 

Rock Hall, Md 

"M" in football, '08, '09. Captain Football team '09. "M" in basebair09. "M" in 
track '10. Member rifle team. Chairman Student Assembly. Chairman reception com- 
mittee Rossbourg Club. President Y. M. C. A. Associate Editor "Triangle." Asso- 
ciate business manager "Reveille." Drum major Junior year. Salutatorian. 

3T was in the eighties that the writer had the 
extreme pleasure of being posted out side a 
Kent County nursery door. What was his 
astonishment to hear these words distinctly 
enunciated in a clear childish falsetto — 

"Now, mother, you must certainly comprehend 
that light is directly caused by a wave motion of the 
ethereal integument enveloping our mundane pro- 
late spheriod." I thrust open the door and there 
lay a six months old babe in a cradle with a perplexed 
mother on one side, and a dazed paterfamilias stand- 
ing astounded, on the other. That infant was O. H. S. 
to whom young Sidis is a numskull, and Webster 
of lexicographical fame, a blockhead. 

O. H. S., the human edition of the Cyclopedia 
Britannica. by Herculean mental efforts strangled 
such mathematical serpents as trigonometry and 
integral calculus on his cot of infancy and prattled 
on about the fourth dimension at the tender age of 
eighteen months. His intellectual development was 
most phenomenal as might be anticipated and at 
six years he had assimilated all the available knowl- 
edge floating round loose in Kent, Queen Anne and Cecil Counties and thought seriously 
of entering Yale. An unfortunate sickness prevented this however, and his history re- 
mains an unfathomable vacuum till he turned up as an instructor at an institution near 
M. A. C. By natural action of the Law of Gravitation he was speedily attracted to M. A. C. 
and matriculated in — 

"Oswald" affiliated himself with the Science Hall bridge builders and, after the class, the 
school and ten years alumni by escaping a condition in physics, his success was assured. His 
physical side did not suffer though, for in S. we have an enthusiastic base ball man, a good 
sprinter and above all, a Napoleon of military demeanor. In the latter direction he is partic- 
ularly in earnest, an earnestness which has the faculty of manifesting itself more especially 
after a spiel by "Bommy." 

In June "Oswald" will undoubtedly graduate with honors, two letters of the alphabet and 
some other things. The Y. M. C. A. and the fourth dimension have thus far, so completely 
engrossed his attention that his own particular Psyche has to date, failed to materialize. If 
in the future she should, we hope that she may be proof to displays of mathematical erudition; 
and, maybe, that fourth dimension is just that little, four lettered word by Venus patronized 
anyway ! 


Sydney Snowden Stabler Brighton, Md. 

General Science. 

"M" in football, '09. President, Agricultural Society. 
LiterarySociety. Business manager "Reveille." 

President, New Mercer 

UR subject is a splendid specimen of that 
most highly developed, most highly special- 
ized, and most highly differentiated form of 
life, the human race. Unfortunately he is 
not blessed with so rich a collection of titles as are 
most of the class. However, he is occasionally the 
recipient of the appellation "Sidj" which he accepts 
much more mildly than does "Hots" if one ventures 
ti^ call him "Major." Sid was born at Brighton, 
-Montgomery County, Md., on July 20, 1889, and not 
Weing a very motile organism, but rather one of a 
colony-loving nature, he has inhabitated that region 
ever since. He attended for three years the Sandy 
Springs High School, and while there (this Sid con- 
iided in a whisper and asked that it never be told) 
met his first affinity. Now we have heard of one 
person having a number of sweethearts, but how 
one could have more than one soul-mate, we 
scarcely know. We can only attribute this to Sid's 
extreme good looks. That he is comely may easily 
be proved in Berwyn. He once made a trip there 
and was pronounced by the girls, one and all, the 
handsomest boy who ever came to that place. But 
we can appreciate Sid's dilemma when the time arrives for him to choose his affinity of affini- 
ties. This we do not anticipate very shortly, for cold, hard science is gradually wean- 
ing him away from the softer affairs of the heart and from mingling with the fair daughters 
of Eve. And a scientist, Sid truly is. At the age of eleven he began the study of agri- 
culture and ever since, that has been his hobby. Whether in his work with bees he learned 
the secret of immunity from "stings" we do not know. But with that little animal who ranks 
next to man in intelligence Sid has worked wonders and we expect him to discover great things 
about it. And it is to his small friend. Apis mellifica, that he owes his means of evasion of 
Commy's stern rule, for Sid looks after his colony of bees during drill hour. To appreciate 
the importance of this, one must know Sid, with all his disdain and contempt for things mili- 
tary and his antagonism to the horrors and extravagances of war. If he ever takes an active 
part in our government, "Bommy" will have the satisfaction of seeing our army and navy 
reduced materiallv. 


Grantsville, Md. 

Thomas Ray Stanton, Clean sleeve 


Treasurer Morrill Literary Society. Senior axe bearer. (Corporal, sophomore year. Ser- 
geant, junior year. 

OMEWHERE I read of two men who spent 
their whole lives arguing pro and con on the 
advantages of being short in stature. Their 
decision has unfortunately slipped from 
memory, but such matter is immaterial for Napo- 
leon was small, Stephen A. Douglass was small, and 
— greater than all, T. R. Stanton IS small. Stanton 
the fiery, Stanton the animated, Stanton the Garrett 
County liovine engineer, all hail! 

On tiny Stanton first levelled his 

optics on this old planet among the "cliff dwellers" 
of his beloved county and forthwith uttered a pecu- 
liar, shrieking, nail-over-a-window-pane, wail to 
voice his disapproval of things in general. That 
peculiar, vocal emission has never wholly forsaken 
him and to this day such noises foreshadow tlie pres- 
ence of the sturdy little mountaineer. 

At a proper age this typical "son of the soil" 
entered the public schools of his habitat and in due 
time shook the dust of his domicile from his feet and 
precipitated himself headlong down the mountain 
side. Fortunately — with the fortune on one side or 
the other, pardon me for witholding an opinion — 

the M. A. C. became his final stopping place and knowing nothing else so appropriate to 
do under the circumstances, he matriculated. The College was in due course "tickled to 
death." Stanton was also tickled. A general cachinnation passed round and then Stanton 
went to work. He lias been at work ever sonce. 

"Ray's" time is al)out evenly divided between raising a bluster over nothing and studying 
Tactics. Which he enjoys the more, tracing gun-laden over the campus under martial sway or 
tracing sod laden over Prince George County, measuring trees and catching insects it cannot be 
said with precision. At least it is the intention of the College soon to send him back to his native 
hills, if possible under reduced velocity, and laden with the fruits of mental labor. The theory of 
agricidture seems to please him mightily; whether "tilling the verdant soil" with a roan mare 
and a jaded mule of uncertain mental caprice, to the tune of the grass-hoppers and bull- 
frogs remains to be seen. 

Like all of us, Ray has fallen into the Siren's seducive snare and seeks to win the "Pearl" 
of great price and ever after be "Gude," (a la Webster — "good.") 

As to his future let us not prognosticate with too great surety, but one thing is a certainly 
that "Ray" will make a good farmer if he will withhold from attempts to raise calves on "bum 
jokes" and pigs on "hot air". On the whole he is a good hearted lad, and except for his tem- 
porary lapses into a characteristic variety of "emotional insanity" which we know is purely 
unintentional, no better will be lost to our alma mater in the class of '10. 


Clarence William Strickland, Clean sleeve . 


. Pocomoke City, Md. 

Associate editor "Reveille." Vice-President, Agricultural Societj'. 

I.ST! — do you hear that silence? That woeful, 

impenetrable, undispellable silence? Slice 

out a couple of cubic yards of it, cast it 

aside and there, encased in it like a nut in 

the shell, is Strickland. 

It was in the beautiful city of "Brotherly Love" 
and general business and labor strife, on October 10, 
1890, that Strickland joined this motely collection of 
upright bipeds. But nobody knew it. Not many 
I'/Cople ever did or ever will know it ])y Strickland's 
say-so. For the saturnine Pennsylvanian just natu- 
rally doesn't make many remarks. 

The great city enjoyed Clarence's silent resi- 
dence t)ut one short year, when he immigrated to an 
infant metropolis in Worcester Co., Md., where he 
remained till three years ago. 

In 1906 "Strick" piit the climax on his juvenile 
education by making off with a "Sheepskin" donated 
for general good scliolarship by the highschool near 
his home place. He tlien "looked 'em over" and 
soon decided to uiatricalate at M. A. C. which he 
did in September, '07. 

Clarence is a horticultural man from inside out 
and his reputation for high marks in that line is well known and rightfully attained. His 
time is at present, devoted to the preparation of his great work, "The Keeping Quality of 
the Apple," in the course of which thesis he expects to show how the existence of an apple 
may be perpetuated ad infinitum without detriment to the apple. Consequently you may feel 
safe in roasting him when, in the not far distant future you have to smash a petrified apple 
with an axe, for "Strick" will get there if any one does. 

Two other things come in for their share of Clarence's admiration — Nature and the simple 
life. The beauties of nature have ever made a great appeal to the young horticulturist and 
coming as he does from dear old "Eastern Sho'" we feel sanguine that he will never suffer for 
lack of nature at her best. 

"The simple life," whether the Wagner variety or not, we cannot say as he is too reticent 
to divulge, Vjut certainly an outdoor life of exercise and consequent health is his great future aim. 
And so long as Strickland lends his efforts solely to rendering the apple long-lived and does not 
try his hand on other commodities; e. g., eggs, we wish him the best of luck. We know well, 
that v/hatever may be his bent, he is pretty sure of success, for if you will only take time to 
think, it is these Sphinx-like people, who take life seriously — as it should be taken — that write 
their names highest in the hall of fame. 


Millard Evelyn Tydings, Captain Company A 


Havre de Grace, Md. 

Schley prize, '08. WilliamPinckney Whytemedal, '08, '09. Junior orator. Vale- 
dictorian. President Morrill Literary Society. Member conference committee. 
Manager football team. Treasurer May Ball Organization. Athletic editor 
"Reveille." Editor "Triangle." 

><%^ E. TYDINGS hails from Havre de grass or 
4^14^1 Harve der Grah or Havn-e de Grace, 

J| ^^^ whichever your intellectualattainments 
dictate you to pronounce it. He comes 
from warm stock, his father being Chief of the Fire 
Department and various other deceased members 
of his family having pursued the same business 
elsewhere than terrestrially for several centuries 
back. For pure aristocracy of pedigree "Chief" 
is hard to beat. 

Tydings became endowed with 'his infantile 
erudition in the schools of his native town and matric- 
ulated at M. A. C. in '06. His ambition, we hope soon 
to be reached, was to attach another M. E. to his 
name, this time on the stern. In the endeavor to do 
this, he has spent many happy hours of his time 
acquiring conditions in various technical subjects 
too numerous to mention. 

It is as an orator, however, that "Chief" shines 
most particularly and the class has the opportunity 
of sizing up his kinship to Demosthenes every time 
"Bommy" is late. In the chapel he has orated on 
practically every subject from "Woman Suffrage" 

to "Buttermilk" and he is usually showered with applause and other things. The school 
is by now pretty well inured to it though, and can stand almost thirty minutes of him at a time. 
Not many schools in Maryland can contest this claim to distinction in the line of enduring 

And then again Tydings is a literary man. He edits the college paper and has been 
known to fill a quarter column or so. Several of the current periodicals have as well been 
favored with his verbose contributions and have accepted the same most wholeheartedly 
(to build the office fire with.) Editors are such cross, harsh men. "It seems that a young 
author of ability has no show at all these days", says "Chief." But persevere, old man, 
they'll come around with a shotgun after a while and pen you up with the lunatics. The world 
isn't all so cold-hearted. 

Finally, let us not pass over it lightly, "Chief" is some athlete. When those gazelle-like 
nether extremities of his, unbend themselves things happen, and on the track and at the pole 
vault "Chief" can do stunts. M. E. is also a Football manager of some renown and graduated 
as an economist last fall. 

We might also mention that as a pure, unameliorated clown, when he gets ready he has 
no equal. Romance is another specialty and his terpsichorean accomplishments also deserve 


Frank Radolph Ward, First Lieutenant Company C 


"M" in football, '08, '09. Sergeant Junior year. 

.Baltimore, Md. 


'HE windows rattle, the pictures tremble vio- 
lently, the bed buckles and throws a duck fit, 
three drawers fall out of the chiffonier and a 
couple of square feet of the plaster drop. No, 
most emphatically, most positively, no. It is not an 
earthquake. It's only "Dutch" Ward meandering 
down the corridor above. "Venus" ahoy! 

"Dutch" announced his existence by a lusty 
howl in the year 1890, and proceeded to develop his 
lungs in a similar manner for the next eighteen 
months. He learned to read, write and cipher in 
'96 and migrated to M. A. C. in '07. 

By this time he had acquired the anatomical 
proportions of a hippopotamus and the partition 
between two rooms was knocked out to accomodate 
his bulk. Even at this the room fitted him rather 
tightly and he was compelled to go outside to get a 
full inspiration of ozone. 

For you must know that "Dutch" is an oxygen 
fiend except in the form of H2 O. In fact, lungs are 
his strong point and many a game has been placed 
in the win column, owing to the melodious, soul- 
stirring, pitcher-rattling efforts of his delicate vocal 

Ward also shines (in grime) as an engineer and spends many happy hours in the Plutonic 
caverns of the Mechanical Building. In the usual matinee of dirt smearing carried on daily 
down there, he is a safe bet at winning, albeit there is so much more cuticle to decorate. 
Although possessed of a strong, reverberating, richly modulated voice, eloquence is not 
"Dutch's" forte. For some unaccountable reason the tongue is, in his case, an "unruly mem- 
ber," and possesses a decided penchant for cleaving to the roof of his mouth. No one 
denies the valiance of his efforts to separate it therefrom despite their ludicrousness. Probably 
M. A. C.'s prize exhibit along this line is manifest when "Georgie" addresses the class and 
"Dutch" intersperses remarks, or rather gutteral rumblings of subterranean origin. 

"Oggle gogle — oggle gogle — Guh it, Mar'land! Hoi! 'em, Mar'land!!" And a ponderous 
mass of platitudinous Avoirdupois raises and lowers itself as rapidly as sheer weight will 
permit, while those stocky arms gesticulate and that unruly hair flies rampant. That's "Dutch" 
in action. That's "Dutch" at his best. That's "Dutch" more pleased than ever and winning 
the game on the side lines. Good-hearted, strong-voiced, woman-loved, Venus-formed Ward- 
prize elephant of 1910. 


Miles Hogan Woolford, Second Lieutenant Company B Cambridge, Md. 



Chairman invitation and program committee, May ball, '00. Associate business manager 
June ball organization. Associate social editor "Reveille." Sergeant Junior year. 

OMEBODY said "The Colossus of Rhodes." 

We hazard a bet that he was black headed. 

Mental colossuses are. Woolford is. Nuff 


was at Cambridge, Md. that Woolford 

happened in . He has been regreting ever since 

that it wasn't Cambridge, Mass. So many people 
of distinction have their cognomens seasoned up 
with Cambridge, Mass. His first delvings into pedan- 
try took place in the High School of his home town 
and he is known to have graduated with the pro- 
verbial "Honors;" whatever that may be interpreted 
as meaning. He then began to hunt about for some 
place commensurate with his mental attainments 
and M. A. C. was the educational spot selected. 

"Miles" arrived at M. A. C. in and entered 

the Soph class. Contrary to the usual rule he made 
the important decision to study instead of hazing 
rats and henceforth became associated with "Solo- 
mon" Saunders as a mental genius. Unfortunately 
he avoided the Civil Engineering course and Science 
Hall missed the chance of its life. He did next best 
though, and the Engineering Building has therefore 
revelled in the delightsofhispedantic companionship almost to the exclusion of other regions. 

"Miles" is an ardent admirer of baseball, a "Go-away-a-little-closer" admirer. He 
has ornamented the bench at many a game and habitually holds the score card. As far 
as actual playing is concerned, well — the ground's dusty. 

As a classic beauty Miles holds the record. He doesn't need to exploit the realms of a Beau 
Brummel. One look from those liquid brown eyes is enough. Hearts palpitate and quiver with 
excitement, breasts rise and fall, Cupid plays rings around the place. So far, to the sad mis- 
fortune of some fair maid, Miles has not specialized. His compliments have been generic rather 
than specific, but even at that he has succeeded in holding spellbound more girls in the 'Ville 
and vicinity than any one else within a hundred mile radius. 

In the future — Atlanta, Ga., holds out inducements, matrimonial or otherwise and Miles 
expects to hie him thither to the "Sunny South." Success we know, awaits him, whateverthe 
undertaking, for he is above all things a hard worker and a "Man who knows." 


enter m^tov^ 

J HEN we were Freshmen we wondered at many things. We wondered at 
the ways of the Sophomores. We wondered why we were compelled to 
do as they said. We wondered at the long lessons we were compelled to 
learn. We wondered at the drill, the discipline, the guard tours, and the wh\s and 
^vherefores, in general, of college life; and we wondered too, looking ahead through 
long years, if the time would ever come when we would be like unto those Seniors, 
those demigods, whom we worshiped. This far distant goal, seemed extremely 
remote in the mist of future years, and the path leading to it appeared hard and 
stony indeed. But at last we have reached the goal and are able to rejoice, and be 
exceeding glad; and verily the time has flown, the years have seemed as but months 
and the months as but days. 

We remember, class-mates, all those early days of college life, the many petty 
troubles and cares, and pranks and scraps, which relieved the monotony of barrack 
life. We have all felt the keen exultation and excitement of victory, when our 
teams won, and we all have felt keenly our defeats. But in defeat and victory 
there has always been that true M. A. C. spirit, praise to our conquerors, and mag- 
nanimity to the conquered. We have gradually decreased in numbers, until we 
now number but 20, a small number 'tis true, but a band of men drawn together 
through circumstances. It is a matter of deep regret that oin* quondam class- 
mates, have had to go, but we acquiesce and acknowledge, it was for the best. A 
small number, but all the tighter cemented together, with bonds of fealty, we are 
loath indeed, now that the time has come, to leave the stern old walls of Alma Mater. 

We feel that the College is upon the eve of a new era in its history, and we 
hoi)e and trust that we have done our part to push old M. A. C. to the front. Few 
l^eople indeed, in the United States know that M. A. C. was the first agricultural 
College to be established in this country. That there is a brilliant future for our 
Alma Mater is denied by none, our one aim in after life will be to further and aid 
the aim of our College dear, even as she has aided and nourished us in our College 
days. We have seen during our time large new buildings built and equipped, 
athletics aided and encouraged, as never before in the history of the College, and 
we have seen the courses widened, expanded, and bettered in every way. We can- 


not help but feel pride in this, and take some small amount of the credit upon 
ourselves, howevei' ,-,mall it may be. We are hopefully looking forward to the day 
when the Maryland Agricultural College, shall rank as one of the highest institu- 
tions of technological learning in the southern states. 

As Seniors we wish to thank Captain Conley for his never ( iring and unfailing 
efforts, to raise the general tone, and military efficiency of the Cadet Corps. We 
feel that tlip good done the college is lasting, and will have a direct influence on 
the future of the institution. We wish to thank Ca}:»tain Silvester, who in his untiring 
efforts has indeed sliown himself a true friend to every M. A. C. man. There is no 
student in College, from the most dignified Senior to the humblest prep, but who 
realizes that in Captain Silvester there is a type of true, noble manhood, a type which 
he can weU afford to set up as the final of his aims. 

We also wish to thank the heads of the various departments, and their able 
assistants, who, although we were wont at times to criticize them, we realized 
have been more than beneficent and helpful, in aiding us to shape our aims, and 
direct our ends. We hold that to the faculty and assistants of M. A. C. we owe a 
debt, which we will scarce be able to repay; and each and everyone of us as we 
leave bind ourselves with a firm oath to so shape our after life, that credit may be 
reflected upon our Alma Mater, and thus repay as we can the debt of love and fealty. 

It is with sorrow indeed that we leave you, M. A. C. and we hesitate as we 
step forward, for we know not what we are about to face, we know not what unseen 
dangers and hidden pitfalls lie in our way. We hesitate, 'tis for but a moment; we 
hesitate only to take long and last farewell, and step forward into life, with cour- 
age and conviction and the red blood bouncing through our veins. We hesitate no 
longer. We are firm in the conviction that knowledge is power, and we know that 
you arc with us, oh! Ahna Mater true, and we cannot fail, adieu M. A. C, adieu 
gray walls, so grim and stern, adieu ancient halls, adieu, all that we love, farewell! 

A. C. A., Historian. 


Class (J^tJe-^ Senior 1910 

Air "My Dream of theU. S. A." 

Oh! nineteen -ten,to thee we sing, 
And to thee our laurels bring. 
Th}' praise with mighty ringing, 
Sound forth on skyward wing. 
Thy banners float on high, 
Let thy flags the breezes fly. 
Salute to nineteen-ten they cry, 
Salute to nineteen-ten! 

Oh! nineteen-ten to thee we hail. 
Fear not though foes assail. 
Oh ! never let thy purpose fail ; 
Nor let thy bright colors pale. 
And may time never rend apart, 
The bonds that hold so true 
All thy classmates hand and heart to heart 
Then foiever maroon and blue! 

Then praise to thee oh! class abound. 
For thy gains on battle ground; 
For victors who of limb were sound; 
For athletes far renowned. 
Thy trophies show with pride; 
Thy shield e'er at thy side. 
Salute to nineteen its chide, 
Salute to nineteen-ten! 

Not all thy triumphs were thru gore, 
Not all in gridiron's war; 
They honor'd thee on speaker's floors; 
Science didst thou explore, 
Didst thou deeds of pen and scroll; 
Didst thy orators extol. 
Salute to nineteen-ten their toll. 
Salute to nineteen-ten! 


Oh! nineteen-ten we see thee stand, 
A class of soldiers grand; 
With gun and sword thy officer's band, 
At ball-room or drill ground. 
The uniform of gold and gray 
Responds to bugles shrill, 
Salute to nineteen-ten they trill. 
Salute to nineteen-ten! 

Oh! nineteen-ten thy honor's ring, 
Sound forth on skyward wing. 
Thy praise with volume let it swell, 
For thee a last farewell, 
Thy banners e'er on high, 
Thy flags the breezes fly, 
Farewell from nineteen-ten they cry. 
Farewell from nineteen-ten! 

J. L. Donaldson — Class poet 


L. M. Silvester President 

P. R. E. Hatton Vive-President 

C. R. Drach Secretary 

C. C. FuRNiss Treasurer 

H. S. CoBEY Historian 

Class Motto: 
Semper Primus. 

Class Colors: 
Navy blue and old gold. 

Class Yell: 
Rexi, Raxi, rip rap rum 
Hoai, Hoai, he hi hum 
As a class we're passed by none 
Junior, Junior, double one. 

C. R. Andrews Hurlock, Md. 

P. R. Barrows Berwyn, Md. 

C. C. Bowman Woodlawn, Md. 

H. J. Bradshaw Deal's Island, Md. 

J. H. Burns Morgantown, W. Va. 

C. A. Chaney Reisterstown, Md. 

H. S. CoBEY Grayton, Md. 

T. Davidson Davidsonville, Md. 


H. P. Devilbliss New Windsor, Md. 

C. R. Drach New Windsor, Md. 

C. C. FuRNiss Crisfield, Md. 

D. W. Glass Baltimore, Md. 

P. R. E. Hatton Piscataway, Md, 

J. W. KiNGHORNE Baltimore, Md. 

P. R. Little Funkstown, Md. 

C. Lowe McDaniels, Md. 

W. H. Mays Glencoe, Md. 

M. H. Melvin Crisfield, Md. 

F. A. E. MuDD Cheltenham, Md. 

T. C. Reese Gwynnbrook, Md. 

J. K. Smith Myersville, Md. 

L. M. Silvester Portsmouth, Va. 

A. T. Sonnenburg Bladensburg, Md. 

H. Stabler Brighton, Md. 

L. G. TuRE Washington, D. C. 

J. H. White College Park, Md. 

H. D. Willis Rapidan, Va. 


iltfitorp of Class of 1911 

URING the gentle balmy daj^s of early autumn, we, the class of 19 — , each 
of us accompanied by his loving father or mother, first beheld the stern 
awe-inspiring mass of architecture that crowns College Hil]. During that 
long remembered first walk from station to College, what a multitude of 
thoughts raced through each fledgling's brain! Memories so strange and sadly sweet 
of the home and life he was leaving. How much dearer that home seemed than it 
had ever before. The many vague ideas that he has conceived of college life come 
rushing to his brain, each in turn to be rudely shattered by the strangely different, 
yet practical realities as he sees and experiences them from day to day. 

The first few days — days of homesickness; days of initiation to the college class 
room, the drill ground, the athletic field, and to the social life among the college 
fellows; days of the rat-meeting, the cold shower — are soon over. We have become 
accustomed to our new environment and have actually begun to enjoy life at M. 
A. C. Then follow in regular sequence the inevitable course of events: first class 
meeting; Freshman-Sophomore class rush; Hallowe'en adventure; victories upon 
the gridiron, on the track, and on the baseball diamond; and of course throughout 
the year an excellent scholastic standing. The following year we appear on the 
scene as Sophomores, take upon ourselves the function of breaking in the "rats." 
In sports and mischief we are ever in the lead, and when June rolls around our ranks 
are reduced to the number of those who knew the length of their halter. As Juniors 
we assume the dignity of officers and upper classmen, and men whose aim in coming 
to College is more to work than play. 

Such is a typical class history: the inevitable series of events which stake out the 
course of a body of men through college life; any great variation from this well- 
marked channel, my underclassmen, is apt to run your good ship aground, and once 
hard aground outside the channel, she may be able to return to it only, if at all, by 
nailing the flag of a younger class to her mast head. 

To the above form of class history I shall not attempt to add the special inci- 
dents and descriptions of events pecu'iar to the class of 1911. We have in the 
Revielles of 1908 and 1909 mcst creditable descriptions of the various brilliant 
and daring exploits, and violations of college regulations in our Freshman year, 


when we knew not the meaning of the bit and spur of military authority, and in our 
Sophomore year, when we heeded not the reins of discipline. Also are recorded our 
various athletic achievements of note, and the status and excellency of our class- 
room work. 

The Junior year finds us less in number, though more select, than we were as 
Sophomores; there is little discord and we are working "side by side," — forging 
ahead under full steam in the center of the channel, and right deftly do we baffle 
with the adverse influences that surround our college life, which boldly face us as 
the white capped billows of an ocean st(.a-m, or tend to gradually swerve us to the 
right or left like a subtle undertow. 

Now come with me, Gentle Reader, and I shall attempt to briefly introduce to 
you the individual members of our class, for to know men is to know their history. 

Presto! Change! Here we are, in room 22, New Barracks, and a Junior class 
meeting is in progress. In the middle of the floor stands Lindsay MacDonald Sil- 
vester, our noble class President. His commanding voice rings out clearly over the 
hubbub: "The meeting will please come to order!" Lindsay is first sergeant of 
Co. A., and he rolls out his " A-A-A-Company, R-Right Dress!" with such impres- 
siveness, such pomp and dignity that one might take him for a great general. Lind- 
say is also a star football player, and has done noble work upon the gridiron. 

Hark! Some one speaks. " Mr. President," we hearin adeep, clear, tone and turn 
to behold a tall, erect, and graceful man of Anglo-Saxon build, with a truly military 
face and air, yet a merry twinkle in his clear blue eye. "I move we have the minutes 
of the last meeting," says Mr. Hatton, our wide awake vice-president and first 
sergeant of Company B. 

Moved and seconded that every member absent from class meeting without 
proper excuse be fined the sum of 25c., and after much profound discussion, car- 
ried by a large majority — reads our secretary, Mr. Drach in a very business-like 

Just at this moment the door opens, and a young man, fair and comely, with sky 
blue eyes and raven locks, enters. The chairs in Mr. Kinghorne's artistically arranged 
room being doubly full, the folding beds, tables and window sills performing func- 
tions for which they were never intended, the future Chief Engineer of the B. & O. 
deftly deposits himself upon a rug in a corner of the room. One less quarter for our 
May ball expenses remarks our treasurer as he crosses out the word "absent" which 
he had just placed after the name of Harold Bradshaw. 

If we don't have enough money for the May ball it will not be because Charles 
Furniss has not done his best to collect class fees; for he is as good a financier as 
mathematician — and that is saying a good deal, for he can juggle formulas in cal- 
culus with such marvelous rapidity that Dr. "Tally " is unable to follow his "steps," 
and denounces his work as a "mathematical lie." 


Who is the gentleman seated at the table opposite Mr. Drach? — you may ask — 
that man who is looking over his spectacles with such a grandfatherly air. Oh! 
you mean our Sergeant Major, Mr. Davidson. Tom is quite a friend of Dr. Tally's, 
and is his "assistant instructor in calculus." 

Ah yes! patient friend, no wonder you clap your hands to your ears, for the chorus 
of laughter coming from the other end of the room is deafening. Everyone is so 
highly amused that Lindsey's attempts to restore order are in vain — Melvin has 
cracked a joke, one of those most interesting originals, which he cannot keep to 
himself, but must cast forth upon the ears of all within reach. "Say, Melvin! make 
a noise like a book and shut up " roars Lindsey as soon as he can make himself heard. 
This acts as an antidote and order is restored. 

"Mr. President." 

"Mr. Andrews." 

' ' I move we — all — go to town — some time — in the — in the near future, and have 
a — a Junior banquet." 

"You all hear Mr. Andrews' motion, is there any discussion?" 

"Mr. President." 

"Mr. Reese." 

"In view of the fact that we have, with great difficulty, trained our digestions to 
be in harmony with, and have actually cajoled oar poor deluded appetites into 
relishing, the simple diet upon — " 

"Aw — cut it off! He means let's not have any durned banquet, 'cause then we 
won't ever want to eat M. A. C\ hash and corn bread again." 

So is one ol Maryland's future chemists cut short by Sergeant True, a prospective 
mechanical engineer — the brilliant, humorous, sarcastic, daring, restless, mischief- 
loving True. A man with record both unstable and conditional — a record that has 
fluctuated between notably poor and remarkably excellent. A man who has 
sailed under manj^ flags. May he never forsake this one till our good ship docks on 
schedule time, June 15. 1911. 

"Mr. President, I move we adjourn." This from the tall curly headed youth 
over in the corner. Yes, you might have known it was Bowman, for he is always 
ready for something new. Bowman is one of our pair of Junior two-year specials 
in agriculture. He is quite a ladies man. and I am sure finds college life especially 
irksome at times, for it is noticed that he takes all such trifling occasions as county 
fairs, scarlet-fever scares, etc., as an excuse for a little trip to inspect agricultural 
exhibits (?) or to go home for awhile; but after all, who can blame him? 

Mr. Willis, our other two-j^ear special is from"ole Virginia," and is very proud of 
the fact. Willis boards at the 'ville, and so we class him as a day dodger: but we do 
not doubt that he finds many fair attractions at the 'ville to make up for all he 
misses in not living in the barracks. 

How changed is the scene. The fellows have all scattered to their quarters, obe- 


dient to the clear call of the bugle, and we are alone with Mr. Kinghorne, who is 
hard at work on a drawing for the Reveille, entirely unaware of our presence. 
"Baldy" is very artistic, as you may judge from the arrangement and decoration 
of his room. The great success with which our plain but symmetrical auditorium 
has so frequently been turned into a gay and brilliant ball room for the Rassbourg 
dances and other social functions this year, has been due largely to the guiding 
hand of our color-sergeant. We shall leave him to his studies now, and see more 
of this noble class tomorrow. 

'Tis 1 p. m. Class call has just been sounded; the front pavement is swarming 
with students, and there is a sound of many voices as the section marchers call their 
rolls. No longer do we see the student body an unbroken line of cadet gray uni- 
forms as we saw them at drill; many appear in their garbs for practical work, and 
these are greatly varied and in many cases ridiculous. 

That section forming on the right is composed of the dignified (?) Seniors. Next 
in turn come the C. E. Juniors, all attired for surveying. Perhaps you will ask who 
is the important looking Englishman, who wears the intense expression of a strenu- 
ous, up-to-date man of the world. Why, that is Mr. David Wilson Glass, Junior 
business manager of "The Triangle," member of the student conference committee, 
an active member of two literary societies; a sergeant who has made a good record 
both in knowledge and performance of his duties. Glass is one of Dr. Taliaferro's 
most promising civil engineers, notwithstanding the fact that he often calls him his 
2x9 lawyer, who can't be told anything. You mistake him for an Englishman by 
his smart English sportsman's attire, but you see he is a wide awake American. 

Of the two other men in this section with whom you are not acquainted (taking it 
for granted that you and the writer have long been friends), I shall now introduce 
to you Roland Devilbiss, second sergeant of the Band; you may think he is a sleepy 
looking fellow, but you need only to know him to change your mind most decidedly. 

Next in line is our M. E. section, and you can plainly see from their costumes that 
they are not afraid of work, and appear fully able to wield the sledge-hammer. Of 
these you have yet to meet three. Chaney is busy talking to the 0. D. so we shall 
see him later. And the other two? Yes, Mays and Sonnenberg. Mays is a great 
ladies man, and never fails to be on hand with a fair damsel whenever there is a 
dance coming off. He is our football manager for next year, and is already working 
up a schedule. Sonnenberg is only with us daring the day for his home is in Bladens- 
burg. He is a jolly good Dutchman and always wears a pleasant smile. His one 
hobby is machine construction. 

Next in line is the agricultural section. In this we have yet to make the acquaint- 
ance of Henry Stabler and Eugene Mudd. Henry lives at the Experiment Station, 
so we seldom see him outside the class room, but there he makes an excellent record. 
"Gene" is president of the Junior Literary Society, and one of the best literary 
men in our class. He is first sergeant of Company C, and very strict in performing 
his duties. 


Those two fellows on the right of the farmers, who are keeping green the memory 
of their childhood by pelting everyone with "pebbles," and whom we class as day 
dodgers, have expectations of becoming expert chemists some day. Herbert White 
is a resident of suburban College Park, and Paul Barrows is from the flourishing 
"city" of Berwyn. 

The four o'clock bell has just rung, and the walls of the barracks reverberate with 
the sound of many footsteps, and the shouting of many voices as the fellows all 
return from class and prepare to take advantage in various ways of their two hours, 

As we wander about the halls we pass a bunch of fellows pouring out their voices 
in the strains of some new song. In their center is Jimmie Burns. Jimmie is sure 
to be on hand when there is "nmsic in the air." Who is this pretentious looking 
man with the eyeglasses, who hurries down the hall carrying a pile of coats on his 
arm? Paul Little, of course! Little is very industrious, and all his spare time — 
when not visiting some fair one in Berwyn — he is tailoring, making souvenir jew- 
elry, selling car tickets, and most everything else that is profitable. Little is first 
sergeant of the Band, and is noted for the impressiveness of his commands. 

Now let us go over to the library, for we may possibly find a Junior back in some 
quiet alcove, lost in some interesting book. 

Look out! Stand aside! — A swift light footfall, a rush of air, and a light headed, 
athletic figure flits past as — Chaney is off for a five-mile run, his average afternoon 

We fiiid the library apparently deserted, except for the librarian, for it is a fine 
afternoon out of doors; but by close observation we discover two Juniors. Smith 
we find deeply interested in a book on plant breeding. He is very studious and often 
visits the library. We predict that he will some day be a great help to the agricul- 
tural interests of western Maryland. 

Lowe is absorbed in the news columns of "The Sun," and on his desk lies a copy 
of "The Scientific American." Lowe is our quartermaster sergeant, and one of 
the most promising young men in our class. Carroll has a kind word for everyone, 
and is always willing to help his classmates with their lessons. We are sorry to lose 
him from our class, but having found that his judgment is seldom in error, we wish 
him great success as a farmer on the Eastern Shore. 


ftmtor Class ©tie 

To the Tune of "Put on Your Old Gray Bonnet." 

There's a spot to me so true 
That it's mention thrills me thru. 

I sine; of M. A. C. 
And the standards, gold and blue 
Send that thrill thru me anew. 

No matter where'er I be. 

Of college days and memories 
Her mother touch and sympathy 

Will linger round me when I'm far away 
Whether lone or joined together 
To her true as steel forever 

Her ties will never fade away. 


On nineteen eleven, where ere you are roaming 

I always keep her standard high and true 
Remember her kind teaching, she is now of you beseaching 
So we will cheer for the gold and the blue. 

We have struggled hard and long 
To build you firm and strong 

To make a class for history. 
When'er we have been needed 
We have come and have succeeded. 

To win for you a victory 

May our works be good and umple 
For others an example 

Is our aim for we will ever strive for thee, 
In the paths of life will try 
With the spirit "Do or die." 

To gain more fame for dear old M. A. C. 


By P. R. E. Hatton, J. M. Burns and J. W. Kinghorne. 


R. L. ToLSON President 

V. F. RoBY Vice-President 

S. C. Dennis Secretary and Treasurer 

K. MuDD Historian 

N. R. Warthen Sergeatit-at-Arms 

Motto Colors 

Ad astra per aspera. Maroon and Black. 

Kemo — kimo— dora — maru — 
Me-he — me-hi — meruni stum diddle, 
Alla-ga-rag, alla-go-ru, 
Mehe — mehi, hallo — ballu, 
Sis boom ran— 1912! 1912! 1912! 

•^<L ^ €to^ toll ^ ^ . ^^ 

»^F. W. Allen ^ ' Salisbury, Md. \^ 

y- F. E. ANDERSON^Jp^C^^^.i?!^ Childs, Md. 

W. Anderson , '. . . . . Towson, Md. 

•^. V. Benson. . 3^/^r*7P^J^A^^ Baltimore, Md.i ' 

•^. R. BuRRiER a <f ^fitff/<4^ Yf/fw . .-^TT Barltlmore, Md. ,>C /^-^/V JZfT 

*^. L. Clark. . . ^P f ..^.O yTrf tY^/ Laurel, M^^J^^^/Tr^ o e 

C. F. Crane California, Md. 

•^. W. Crapsteil. Taneytown, Md. t^"^ 

>^. A. Demarco . 

•s. c. dennls 4^"//?>!ir/rj?. ...O.-^/.^ir-^ 

>C A. B. Duckett (!/?.«. <.yfJ|>r^. 

. . . Baltimore, Md. _ 

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A. GoELTZ New York, N. Y. 

P. GoELTZ New York, N. Y. 

V. L. GoKSUCH Parkton, Md. 

Xw. S. Grace, ^^\JAC0^S^J Easton, Md. 

I . Haas Washington, D. C. 

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N. E. Long California, Md. 

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W. H. McGinnes Millington, Md. 

S. Martinez Salvador, Honduras. 

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C. M. Maxwell r^ ■ • ■ /■ • Brooklyn, N. Y. 

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J. W. MoLESwoRTii Ijamsville, Md. 

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A. N. Woodward Camden, N. J. 


^opi)omo]re Class Htsitorp 

Biff! Whiff! Bang! "Ouch!" "Lemme go!" "Give up, I tell you!" "I'm done!" "Oh, 
Lawdy! get off my head!" "Well, quit then, quit!" "Yes, yes; I'm yours!" "You got 
us!" then a lull then 

Me-he-me-hi-merum strum diddle, 

AUa-ga-rag, alla-go-ru, 

Mehe-mehi, hallo-ballu, 
Sis boom rah— 1912! 1912! 1912! 

3T was the occasion of the Sophomore — Freshman Class Rush, on the 
night of September 22, 1909, and the Sophomores had won. Thus was 
a year of Sophomore achievements ushered in with victory. 

Little Wilbur Wright now came upon the ncene in his "man-buzzard," to intrude 
upon the exclusive Sophomore privilege of occupying the limelight around College 
Park. The Sophs didn't like Wilbur's buttin'-in proclivities, so they resolved to 
teach the green one a thing or two. 

On the night selected the amateur aviators eluded, after a great strategic battle, 
the sentinels at "Fort Conley," and assembled down near the pike to discuss ways 
and means. Then the extreme difficulty of their undertaking dawned upon them. 
Did they quit? Not much. Down they went upon their knees, and, with bowed 
heads, fervently entreated their patron Saint, Edgai", and all the other dwellers in 
the realm of the Zodiac, to crown their efforts with success. They did. 

Luckily, the guards at the aeroplane shed hadn't heard of the Sophomores of 1912. 
They had concluded, from their casual observations, that College Park was a peace- 
ful hamlet, and were accordingly' enjoying a brief sojourn in Slumberville. 

The air-ship was speedily launched upon the atmosphere and headed for Wash- 
ington. It didn't get there. While directly above the iron bridge just below Bla- 
densburg, the tank went dry, and the craft had to be beached, and beached quickly, 
for the blasted contraption had awakened the whole U. S. A. by its imitation of a 
wheat harvester in action: and by the time the Sophs had disentangled themselves 
from the network of wires and levers, the signal corps guards hove in sight. Fortu- 
nately, they neglected to bring their signalling apparatus, and the whereabouts of 

the Sophs soon became unknown. 


Another instance of news being supjjressecl by men "higher up." 

Next, Hallowe'en came in for its share of attention. This is the customary time 
for Sophomore classes to raise their annual 'Vough-house." But this Sophomore class 
possesses a certain degree of originality, and, while it holds old traditions and cus- 
toms in high regard, they rebel at the idea of treading the beaten path too often. 
Heretofore, Sophomore classes have contented themselves with committing their 
acts of valor in either Hyattsville or Washington, but the class of '12 didn't stop 
until it had "done up" both towns. 

What promises to become an important Sophomore institution had its inception 
this year with the class of 1912. It is the "G. O. H." Oh. what mysteries, what 
deep-hidden secrets, surround that title! 

Its need has been sorely felt for a long time now, and it remained for the present 
Sophomore class to supply it. It is an order with a lofty purpose, a purpose appre- 
ciated fully by those who have reaped the benefits of its wide-reaching influence. 
Long live the G. 0. H! And it will live as long as the spirit of '12 survives. 

It has been the ol)ject of the writer to recount only those events which have been 
out of the ordinary. Numerous deeds, such as bowling with the cannon balls, paint- 
ing up the M. A. C. premises, hob-nobbing with Brother Patterson's live-stock, 
raiding the Commandant's office, domesticating "rats," etc., etc., performed largely 
as matters of course, have been ignored. It is regrettable that it was necessary 
for this "history" to be written so long before the end of the scholastic year, for 
there are many more "thrillers" on the Sophomore program. But, never mind, 
reader, by the time this volume reaches you, a full performance will have been 


Class of 1913 

E. T. RiTTER President 

H. S. KoEHLEK Vice-President 

J. W. Hatton Secretary 

C. M. Albert Treasurer 

M. E. Davis Historian 

Colors Motto 

Maroon and White Fret d'accomplic : Ready to Accomplish 

Class Yell 

Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, 
Sis, Boom, Bah, 
One, nine, one, three 
Rah, Rah, Rah. 

C. M. Alleki Pen Argyle, Pa. 

H. P. Ames Washington, D. C. 

H. E. BiERMAN Berwyn, Md. 

S. Blankman Baltimore, Md. 

W. E. BouGHTON Philadelphia, Pa. 

M. E. Davis Baltimore, Md. 

S. E. Griffin Highland, Md. 

J. W. Hatton Piscataway, Md. 

L. H. Jeff Baltimore, Md. 

H. S. KoEHLER Blairsville, Pa. 

R. C. Lednum Preston, Md. 

A. W. Mason Baltimore, Md. 

M. B. Mayfield Washington, D. C. 

G. B. Morse Riverdale, Md. 

E. J. Merrick Sudlersville, Md. 

S. H. Newnam Church Hill, Md. 

F. H. O'Neill Riverdale, Md. 

E. E. Powell Baltimore, Md. 

E. T. Ritter Catonsville, Md. 

E. T. Russell Baltimore, Md. 

G. P. Trax. . Easton, Md. 

R. P. West Rapidan, A a. 

C. M. White Ottaway, Md. 

P. O. Wilkins Rehobeth, Md. 

C. Worch Washington, D. C. 


tstorj) of t|)e Clasifi^ of 1913 

3N tlie golden days of mid-September, the class of 1913, of M. A. C.was assem- 
bled from the various parts of this broad land. The prevailing sensation, 
of the many which beseiged us as we climbed the hill to the college, was prob- 
ably homesickness. Ours were not allayed at all by the welcoming salutations of 
the waiting Sophomores. This noisy bunch received us with loud threats and 
later their threats were borne out to some degree. 

But soon this feeling of fear and homesickness began to wear off and we began 
to take notice of things around us. With this began the process of making acquaint- 
ances. After becoming better acquainted with our classmates, we assembled, one 
night in October for our initial class meeting. The object of the meeting was to 
select our colors and to organize our class. This latter the Sophs were determined 
we should not do. The first move of the Sophs was to obtain possession of the 
auditorium in which the meeting was held. This move was frustrated by locking 
and barricading doors and windows. The triumphant Freshmen then proceeded to 
organize and select maroon and white for their colors. The next question was 
what to do about the Sophomores who were anxiously awaiting us on the outside. 
We decided to sally forth and give battle to the waiting foe. As we issued forth the 
Sophs rushed us and then the fight waxed furious. Many a Sophomore found him- 
self in sudden contact with the hard and unsympathetic earth. At last the battle 
was ended bj^ the bugle calling us to our quarters. The little band of Freshmen, 
though outnumbered more than tw^o to one, had valiantlj^ and successfully resisted 
every effort of the Sophs to break them up. 

A short while after this the two classes joined hands in order to celebrate 
riallow'een night with fitting ceremonies. On that night the classes proceeded to 
Washington, and after giving an exhibition drill in the streets, Avent to one of 
Washington's leading operatic establishments. The show was enjoyed (?) very 
mu(;h by the fellows ; that is by those who were not engaged in some other occupa- 
tion, such as flirting with the young ladies in the boxes. On leaving the theatre, 
the bunch boarded a Berwyn car which they proceeded to take i)ossession of. At 
Riverdale, on the refusal of one student to yield his hard-earned nickel, the strong 


arm of the law was called in to aid the worthy conductor. This occasioned the 
exit of M. A. C. Then began the march up the Pike to college. This march was 
attended by many amusing incidents too numerous to mention here. At last we 
found ourselves at College and we went to bed to snatch a few hours sleep before 
the insistant bugle should call us to reveille. 

From this memorable night the term slipped rapidly on, the monotony being 
broken only by the regular football game. The one event of importance before the 
examinations was the exodus from College of most of the students because of scarlet 
fever. Soon examinations were upon us, and we were laboring under this burden. 
But these were at last safely past and we were entered upon our Christmas holidays. 
But too soon were these glorious days passed, and too soon were we l^ack doing 
business at the old stand. 

The winter term was one long grind of study broken only by the work of the 
track team, which team made a championship record for itself. At last the term 
was over and the dread examinations safely past. The Easter vacation seemed to 
fly on wings and we were back ready for the final struggle. Good weather, baseball 
and other studies made the term fly almost as quickly as vacation days. Soon we 
found ourselves entering upon the exercises of Jane week. These exercises were 
carried through with great zeal and at last we were readj^ to pack our trunks for 
home. After the June ball the school was deserted and the Freshman class had 
separated to gather again the following September as Sophomores. 


W^tntt ? 

Whence conies Commy's scornful look 

Which but evil seems to brook? 

Whence the Captain's steely smile 

One to turn sweet milk to bile? 

Whence our Boohoo's manner gruff — 

Whence that height and neck-worn cuff? 

Whence Doc. Tolly's winsome wit 

Special Senior benefit? 

Whence his namesake's bunch of weeds 

Chunks of dirt and sundry seeds? 

Whence McDonnell's satire keen 

Critics eye and lovely mien? 

Whence the Catfish cries of "Stuff" 

Choler quick and ready bluff? 

Whence sad Myron's features grim 

Laughless mouth and manners prim? 

Whence, too, Bommy's learned talk, 

His business air, his unique walk? 

Whence great Si's inspiring weight 

His beauteous bugs, his glittering pate? 

Whence Charles S's eloquence. 

That fluent tongue, that brightness, whence? 

Whence the Stein's insomnia weak 

His dreamy look, his saving streak? 

Sphinx or Delphi answer "Whence?" 

Then we'll spring to thy defence. 
A. Y. M. 


a Baeplj to tt)e Coast :=^^ 

WfjRt is a ^rep? 


3N answer to the question what is a prep? Ishoald say first, foremost and above 
all^ — a prep IS. Cast your eyes about among the bipeds inhabiting uniforms 
at this institution, note those diminutive specimens of "Genus homo" 
I. e. a genius just from home distributed promiscuously over the college landscape 
and agree with me. 

A prep is an infinitisimal specimen of humanity, a vest pocket edition of a man, 
fair complexioned and flaxen haired, who, with almost inconceivable precosity, has 
boldly untied the Gordian knot of his mother's apron strings and ventured forth at 
a tender age in search of erudite glory. Few, indeed, are so temeritous. Most 
wait a year and become Freshmen. 

In addition, a prep is one of that peculiar variety of human beings who are 
(through strenuous application of the tail end of a bedslat taught to be present when 
needed and scarce when not required. Mother's exceptionally brilliant offspring is 
speedily trained to this extent. 

In the mess hall one prep is needed at each table to dispense rain spout lemon- 
ade; in the barracks one prep is needed for every ten rooms to receive the superfluous 
manual energy of the sophomores; on the field one prep is needed to run after fiats 
and exercise himself generally with the water bucket ; as a whole they are rather an im- 
portant commodity. As waiters they are excellent; as errand boys, without equal; 
as water servers none can approach them and as punching bags they are unexcelled. 

Tho attitude of the school toward its preps is most gracious and condescending 
in the extreme. The older students oversee their sanitary habits and frequently 
arise at late hours of the night to assist them to the bathroom in their night clothes. 
At the table they are gently remonstrated wth and any tendency to overeat (anj^ 
thing a sophomore wants) is speedily quelled. Their physical condition is a matter 
of great concern to the upper classmen and an abundance of boots to shine and 
sundry odd jobs are kept ever in readiness to furnish them with necessary exercise. 
And above all a desire to excell is inculcated by frequent collar button races and gun 
cleaning contests. 

In closing let me say that our institution would be incomplete without the 
preps. They fill a place none others can fill so well; they do a work none others would 
do; they eat the food none others care to devour and they live a life of such con- 
stant diligence that another could not withstand. 


%f)t iHilitar^ department 

^f^HE object of military instruction is to inculcate those characteristics which 
^^ make us good citizens of state and country; respect for lawful authority, 
love of order, self reliance, a strict sense of personal integrity and love of country. 

A knowledge of the elements of militar}^ science and tactics is absolutely neces- 
sary to successful conduct of war. No citizen can be of service as a volunteer 
soldier unless properly trained in the "art of war." 

As it is the duty of every citizen to respond to defend his country in case of 
necessity, he must know how to do so or his life may be lost in a useless sacrifice. 

No matter how patriotic a man may be unless properly trained, his services 
will be useless. Therefore, the object of mihtary training at M. A. C. is not only to 
perfect the military education of our cadets to such an extent as will make them 
capable of performing the duties of an officer in the regular army, the U. S. volun- 
teers, or the militia in time of war but it gives to them such traits of character as 
will be of benefit to them throughout their whole lives, no matter what their occu- 
pation, namely, promptness, reliability, truthfulness, neatness, self-reliance, and 
perseverance in a worthy aim or ambition. 

A free, erect, graceful carriage of the body is an acquisition and a delight. It 
has a value in commerce as well as in war. Athletic sports receive their due atten- 
tion in most colleges and schools. No sport is, however, a substitute for militarj^ 
drill and some forms of sport create a new need for it. Military drill develops the 
whole man, head, chest, arms and legs proportionally, and thus promotes 
synnnetry and corrects the excess of other forms of exercise. In all it may be said 
that it teaches quickness of eye and ear, hand and foot, qualifies men to stop and 
act in unison, teaches subordination and prepares a man to serve his country if 
need demands it. 

The first lesson to be learned by any military man is that of obedience to legiti- 
mate authority, not obedience because the thing ordered is right but because it is 
ordered. This is chscipline. No permanent system of discipline can be built up, how- 
ever, that is not based upon a proper use of authority. An officer who is capricious, 
or unreasonable, or unjust, cannot maintain it. There is no example of a successful 
general of the first rank in the world's histor^y who was not a good disciplinarian. 
In the character of an officer no quality is so important as loyalty. Without it 


he loses both the respect of his superiors and the confidence of his inferiors. Loyalty 
to the trust imposed upon him by his superiors and equal loyalty to support his 
subordinates while they are carrying out his orders, are demanded of the man who 
would be successful as an officer as well as the man who would be successful in any 
walk of life." Loyalty and discipline go hand in hand and are paramount military 

In fact the training of a soldier may be said to extend in four directions: first, 
toward discipline, in order to secure efficiency; second, toward marksmanship, 
in order that the machine of which he is a member may be a greater menace to the 
enemies of his country, and, in exact ratio a better guarantee of his country's 
peace; third, toward a knowledge of field sanitation, that the efficiency of the 
machine may not be impared by the ignorant violation of the laws govei'ning his 
own and his comrades' health; and, fourth, toward the knowledge of the art of 
scouting and observing. 

The extent to which a cadet's training in the militar}^ department during the 
past year will conform to this is seen from a hasty review of the amount of work, 
theoretical and practical, which has been covered. This work embraces: 

1. Infantry drill to include school of the battalion. 2. Field service regula- 
tions. 3. Firing regulations. 4. Guard mount. 5. Practical military engineering. 
6. Bayonet exercises. 7. Visable signaling. 8. Guard mounting. 9. Butt's 
rifle drill to music. 10. Construction of hasty entrenchments, lying, kneehng, 
and standing, with use of revetting materials. 11. Construction of wire entangle- 
ments." 12. Construction of spar, scarp, six-legged, two-legged, and single lock 
bridges. 13. First aid to the injured. 14. Road sketching. 15. Ceremonies of 
review and inspection, dress parade, guard mounting, escourt of the colors, etc. 
This practical instruction has been supplemented by a series of lectures by the pro- 
fessor of military science and tactics on tactical suljjects to the Senior Class only. 

Under the Morrill act of 1862, the Maryland Agricultural College became en- 
dowed with an interest in the public land of the United States, the income on the 
proceeds from the sale of which is to be expended upon the promotion of such 
branches of learning as are related to agricultural and the mechanic arts and including 
military tactics. 

Now, under the classification of the war department all colleges in this country 
in which military training is a feature, are divided into classes such as A, B, BA, 
etc., M. A. C. falls under BA classification. Classification A includes those schools 
which are especially military whose students are habitually in uniform and in which 
military discipline is constantly maintained. Class B includes State land grant 
colleges established by the Morrill Act in which military science is included in the 
curriculum. Class BA is any college of class B which attains a state of efficiency 
required for colleges of class A. In addition to M. A. C. there are only five other 
landgrant colleges in the United States which have obtained the BA class. 


The credit as well as the responsibility for the development of an efficient corps 
of cadets rests with the Commandant of cadets together with the Senior Officers. 
Upon the Commandant rests the responsibility of planning while upon the Senior 
Officers rests the execution of his plans. 

The past year has been a very busy one in every thing pertaining to the military 
department and that it was a successful year was evinced on the day of the annual 
inspection, April 22, when Captain Lockridge of the war department gatnered the 
cadet officers about him at the close of a day of thorough inspection and spoke to 
them in terms of a highly complimentary nature. In the course of his remarks, he 
stated that he was especially well pleased with the practical work of the cadets 
and with the efficiency of the members of the Senior Class. From the tenor of 
his remarks we have hopes of at least a show for a position as one of the ten distin- 
guished colleges of the United States, and even if such should not be the case, we 
feel confident of a satisfactory report and a better rating than heretofore. 

Prominent among our military organizations is the band which has this year 
made wonderful progress and has furnished excellent music for all our ceremonies. 
Another feature of our militarj^ work has been the target practice, which has pro- 
duced much rivalry among the companies. A rifle team was also selected by compe- 
tition from the best shots in the battalion and the intercollegiate rifle match was 
entered for the trophy given by the American Fish and Game Society. Although we 
did not win, yet much interest was aroused and a creditable showing was made. The 
county laws do not allow a rifle range in this county, otherwise we could have a 
range near college. As it now stands, it is necessary for us to shoot on the nearby 
ranges. This year the Marine Corps Range Avas placed at our disposal for this 

A banner is presented to the company which makes the highest average in 
target practice as also to the individual squad in the battalion which makes in 
competition, the best showing in drill, soldierly appearance, etc. Both of these incen- 
tives have been productive of interest and good results. 

Militate JBepartment 

Captain Edgar T. Conley, 15th Infantry U. S. A Commandant of Cadets 

Commissioned Staff 

O. H. Saunders Cadet Major 

G. E. Hamilton First Lieutenant and Adjutant 

F. J. Maxwell First Lieutenant and Quartermaster 

Non-Commissioned Staff 

T. D. Davidson Sergeant Major 

C. Lowe Qiiarterinaster' s Sergeant 

J. W. KiNGHORNE Color Sergeant 

J. L. Donaldson Principal Musician 

J. P. Grason Drum Major 

Roy Beall Chief Trumpeter 





Caliet 38anli #rgant?ation 

L. G. Smith, Director 

G. E. Hamilton Adjutant, Commanding 

J. L. Donaldson Principal Musician 

J. P. Grason Drum Major 

P. R. Little Sergeant 

H. R. Devilbiss Sergeant 

E. R. BuRRiER Corporal 

W. L. Warfield Corporal 


J. L. Donaldson Solo Cornet 

H. R. Devilbiss Solo Cornet 

S. Martinez Solo Clarinet 

M. DooLEY Clarinet 

J. J. TuLL Clarinet 

M. W. McBride First Cornet 

F. W. Allen Second Cornet 

E. M. Roberts Solo Alto 

J. A. Miller First Alto 

H. Rassmussen Second Alto 

P. R. Little First Trombone 

E. F. Beauchamp Trombone 

E. J. Merrick .' Trombone 

E. R. BuRRiER Baritone 

W. L. Warfield Bass 

G. R. Lathroum Bass 

W. A. FuRST Snare Drum 

P. C. Douglass Bass Drum 

S. E. Griffin Cymbals 

Field Music 

Roy Beall, Chief Bugler 

Co. A Co. B Co. C 

H. C. Trax J. B. Gray, Jr. C. F. Crane 

R. C. Williams A. E. Irving M. Dooley 



^■^HIS, the second year of the existence of the M. A. C. Cadet band, marks 
£i . a new stage in its youthful career. Ever since Mr. L. G. Smith gathered 
^^^ together what material was available and organized the rudiments of a 
military band, our music has constantly improved. The task was a difficult 
one, requiring tedious instruction on the part of the director and painstaking 
study and practice by the new members. But the result is an innovation in our 
military annals and a great betterment in the curriculum of the battalion's drills 
and evolutions. M. A. C. has but come into her heritance, obtaining that which she 
should long before have had, and which puts her in a higher class, with many other 
military institutions. From the very day that the band made its first appearance, 
and students and professors alike gathered to hear M. A. C.'s first organized music, 
it has constantly advanced, and at the close of that Session, the Spring of 1909, it 
was in very fair shape. But the band that year, and the band this, are scarcely 
comparable. Then it was a mere beginning, a veritable embryo. Now it is a well 
organized efficient corps of musicians, and it is fast assuming the position of an 
experienced, skilled band. 

As to its benefits, the resultant improvements speak for themselves. Its great 
aid to the execution of "Butt's Manual," its enlivening marches with their .steady 
cadence, and its pleasing selections during inspection, dress parade and various 
ceremonies, all fill a long needed and much appreciated place in our military routine. 

Much commendation is due the individual members for their diligent study and 
rehearsing in this new field — music. But especially is our bandmaster, Mr. L. G. 
Smith, to be praised, for his untiring efforts in instruction and direction. Mr. Smith 
is a master of music, possessing a vast fund of practical experience and knowledge. 
He is a harmonist, a student of his art, and a true musician. 

The horizon is very roseate for this addition to M. A. C.'s military department, 
and the prospects are that it will prove a constantly increasing source of benefit 
and pleasure to the college and all associated with it, in whatever capacity. 




S the band was an infinitely great improvement over the trumpet corps, so 
has the orchestra been over the band, out of which it grew. Not that it 
could replace it, for they are fundamentally different, but the orchestra 
has been a venture into a higher, more artful field. 

Truly this is a lofty branch of that fine art, music. How great is the opportunity 
for pleasing and soulful expression. But listen to an orchestra. The pleading, 
appealing strains of the violin cry out, and the cornet's rich voice mingles harmoni- 
ously. The clarinet pipes its fluting, warbling notes, and the accompaniment, led 
by the once-termed ''King of orchestral instruments," the trombone, rounds out a 
full, satisfying melody. Psychologists tell us that only poetry can charm the human 
mind more than music. And perhaps of all music, that of the orchestra is the most 

The reader may smile at this when he thinks of M. A. C.'s small orchestra. No, 
we do not pretend to measure up to all this. Yet why not aneft'ort, why not a trial 
at this pleasing art? That is just what we are making. Our orchestra's organiza- 
tion took place only last Fall, its facilities are natui'ally limited. But in spite of 
this, it has made rapid progress in musical skill, and has produced some very pretty 
renditions. "Practice makes perfect," and this under able direction, is making our 
orchestra a thing which promises to give great pleasure to students of M. A. C. In 
this, as in the band, the genius of Mr. L. G. Smith, director, has been the guiding 
spirit throughout. 

L. G. Smith, First Violin and Leader 

J. A. Miller, M. Dooley First Violins 

E. F. Beauchamp, p. C. Douglass, F. W. Allen Second Violins 

S. Martinez Clarinet 

J. L. Donaldson First Cornet 

PL R. Devilbiss Second Cornet 

E. M. PtOBERTS First Horn 

H. Rassmussen Second Horn 

P. R. Little Trombone 

E. R. Burrier Bass 

M. W. McBride Piano 

W. A. FuRST Drums and Traps 




3^oll of Company 91 

M. E. Tydings Captain 

S. D. Gray First Lieutenant 

Wm. J. Frere, Jr. Second Lieutenant 

L. M. Silvester Fird Sergeant 

C. C. FuRNiss Second Sergeant 

C. A.. Chaney Third Sergeant 

J. K. Smith Fourth Sergeant 

G. B. Posey First Corporal 

J. N. Lednum Second Corporal 

W .B. Hull Third Corporal 



Stabler, PL 









Trax. G. P. 







Gray, R. T. 




Powell, E. E. 

White, C. 



White, A. 












Trax, H. C. 

Williams, G. 



3^oU of Company 3S 

A. C. Adams Captain 

J. W. DucKETT First Lieutenant 

M. H. WooLFOKJ) Second Lieutenant 

P. R. E. Hatton First Sergeant 

J. W. Bradshaw Second Sergeant 

H. S. CoBEY Third Sergeant 

L. G. True Fourth Sergeant 

F. E. Anderson First Corporal 

V. RonY Second Corporal 

S. Dennis Third Corporal 

Anderson, W. 
Cole, W. G. 


Duckett, a. B. 













Powell, C. M. 





Sonnenberg, a. 
Stanton, A. C. 

Stanton, T. R. 





White, A. 

Williams, T. 





Gray, J. B. 





3^oll of Company C 

H. H. Allen Captain 

P. R. Ward First Lietdenant 

W. P. Cole, Jr Second Lieutenant 

E. A. MuDD First Sergeant 

D. W. Glass Second Sergeant 

J. C. Reese Third Sergeant 

O. R. Andrews Fourth Sergeant 

K. INIuDD First Corporal 

E. Benson Second Corporal 

B. W. Crapster Third Corporal 













Wjllimas, D 



Silvester, E. 

Williams, E. 











Wall IS 





;^orrtll iLiterarp g^octetp 

M. E. Tydings President 

W. P. Cole, Jr Vice-President 

W. D. Munson Secretary 

T. R. Stanton Treasurer 




Maxwell, C. M. 

Silvester, L 

Allen F. W. 




Anderson, F. E. 






Mudd, K. 







Gray, R. T. 




Hatton, J. W. 

























Smith, J. K. 




;^orrill iLiterarj) ^otitt^ 

THE Morrill Literary Society has been the scene of much activity during 
the past year. 
Every week produced a red hot debate, in addition to well rendered ora- 
tions and declamations. The largest attendance that has presented itself 
at the meetings for years encouraged the program. Much surprising new material, 
as usual, presented itself, and development along all the lines of orators, debaters, 
and elocutionists Avas clearly marked. It is gratifying to know that many an un- 
known and commonplace speaker through his own efforts, and the encouragement 
of the society, has developed into an effective and forcible orator. 

The benefit of such a societj^ is far-reaching and needful, in a college, and Avith 
the year now draAving to a close, we think and hope that the Avork of the Morrill 
Society has fulfilled its mission even to the expectations of its most exacting adher- 

Our annual commencement debate Avith our friendly rivals, of the Ncav Mercer, 
is near at hand. Although the result cannot be published in this book, Ave knoAV 
that through the experience gained the Morrill Society Avill produce such a pleasing 
debate that it Avill be stamped clearly on pages of memory for time to come. 


JBteto ilercer 3ltterarj) ^ocietj) 

S. S. Stabler President 

P. R. E. Hatton Vice-President 

J. W. DucKETT Secretary 

W. G. Cole Treasurer 

T. Davidson Sergeant-at-arms 




Allen, H. H. 


Anderson, W. M. 















Gray, S. D. 

Gray, J. B. 




Hatton, J. 





Lednum, J. 

Maxwell. F. M. 



Mudd, E. 










Stanton, A. C. 

Silvester, E. 

Stabler, H. 

Smith, F. 
Trax, G. p. 


White, VV. 
White, C. M. 
Williams, D. 
Williams, T. 



Oratorical Sssiociation of JHarplanti Collegesi 

This year on April 30, the annual contest was held at Washington College, Ches- 
tertown, and was won by our representative. Captain Millard E. Tydings, who 
received a gold medal from the Association. ''Chief" reflected great credit upon 
himself and the college in the splendid oration which he presented in such a masterly 
manner. This is the second consecutive victory for M. A. C. 


Address of Welcome 
Dr. Cane, President of Washington College 

Response to Address of Welcome 
Prof. Chas. S. Richardson, M.A.C. 


Oration R. T. Harpies, St. John's College 

"An Unsolved Problem" 
Oration R. Z. Lewis, Western Maryland College 

"Money and Commercialism'" 

Oration John H. Hessey, Washington College 

"The Degeneracy of the Senate" 
Oration M. E. Tychngs, Maryland Agricultural College 

"A Plea for Universal Peace" 

Announcement of Decision of Judges 



H^ossftourg Club 


A. C. is ever a gay old place, brilliant social spots sparkling against her 
somber background of arduous study and exacting military duties. And 
^this present year has proved no exception to the rule, indeed it has eclipsed 
past history in its gayeties and social functions. This we owe to the Ross- 
bourg Club. Just as life within the gray old walls begins to grov/ monotonous the 
Rossbourg announces another ''hop," and there is much excitement and hurrying 
to fill programs. Then glad attire is donned and frets and toils are fui'gotten in the 
joyous whirl. The violin's plaintive strains and the cornet's mellow voice measure 
quickening time and cares are tossed to the breeze as the dance is begun with mi-lady 
on arm and a dainty prefume filling the air with a faint intoxication. And it is a 
pretty sight to see gray uniforms with much braid and brass and gold, or "cits" of 
somber black, and M. A. C. girls go gliding by in the happy throng. At last the 
dance ends and nothing remains but a I'cgret and an eager longing for the next one. 
Everything has run smoothly, thanks to our staff of officers headed l^y Drum- 
Major J. P. Grason, a very graceful social man, who easily stands in the foreground 
in M. A. C. Society. Thanks is also due Major O. H. Saunders as vice-president, 
and Lieut. W. P. Cole who filled the office of secretary ami treasurer. The invita- 
tions were well chosen by Capt. M. E. Tydings, and the floor ably managed by Capt. 
A. C. Adams. Maj. Saunders provided pleasant receptions, while to Capt. H. H. 
Allen we owed the arranging of delicious refreshments. Particularly pleasing were 
the decorations, each occasion ))eing appropriately supplied with ornamentation. 
Perhaps the prettiest was the affair with scores of college flags and pennants on the 
walls and a neat cozy corner, college den style, at one end. We owe much to our 
excellent hall, too, with its large smooth floor. 

Trul^^ college life were dull without the Rossbourg and its brightening affairs. 


Haosstiourg 3^oll 


Drum-Major, J. P. Grason President 

Major 0. H. Saunders Vice-president 

Lieutenant W. P. Cole Secretary-Treasurer 

Chairman of Comniittees 

Capt. M. E. Tydings Invitation and Program 

Capt. a. C. Adams Floor 

Major, O. H. Saunders Reception 

Capt. M. H. Allen Refreshments 

f acultp ^Icmbcr^ 

Capt. R. W. Silvester 
Prof. H. T. Gwinner 
Prof. T. B. Symons 
Prof. Crisp 

Capt. E. T. Conley 
Dr. H. B. McDonald 
Prof. E. B. Walls 
Prof. W. A. L. Taliaferro 

Mr. F. R. Kent 

c^tuDent illemticr.0f)ip 

Adams, A. C. 
Allen, H. H. 
Broughton, L. B. 
Burns, J. B. 
Burrier, E. R. 
Barrows, P. R. 
Benson, E. V. 
Crabster, W. 
Cole, W. G. 
Cole, W. P. 
Crane, C. F. 
Clarke, N. F. 

Devilbliss, H. R. 
Duckett, J. W. 
Donaldson, J. L. 
Demarco, L. a. 
furniss, c. c. 


Grason, J. P. 
Gray, J. B. 
Glass, D. W. 
Hamilton, G. E. 
Hatton, p. R. E. 
koehler, h. 

Kinghorne, J. W 
Little, P. R. 
Mays, W. H. 


Munson, W. D. 
Melvin, M. H. 
Morse, G. B. 
Morris, J. C. 
Newnam, S. H. 
Posey, G. 
Ramsburg, H. B. 


Russell, E. T. 
RuppLE, M. H. 
Saunders, O. H. 
Silvester, E. L. 
Silvester, L. McD. 
Silvester, R. L. 
Stabler, S. S. 
Trax, G. p. 
Tydings, M. E. 
Wa-rfield, M. 
woolford, m. h. 
West, P 


College ©'bt 

Our college dear, of thee we sing, 

M. A. C! My M. A. C! 
And loyal hearts we gladly bring, 

M. A. C! My M. A. C! 
In memory fond thy name shall cling, 
Throughout the land thy praise shall ring, 
So to the breeze your banner fling, 

M. A. C! My M. A. C! 

Thy sons have e'er been true to then, 

M. A. C! My M. A. C. ! 
And greater yet their love shall be, 

M. A. C. ! My M. A. C. ! 
When records of our deeds they see. 
If we obey their every plea 
And keep unstained thy history, 

M. A. C.!My M. A. C! 

In wisdom's hall or on the field, 

M. A. C! My M. A. C! 
To vaunting foe we ne'er shall yield, 

M. A. C.!My M. A. C! 
For in our lives shall be revealed 
Those inspirations that appealed 
To feelings true by you unsealed, 

M. A. C! My M. A. C! 

While other banners wave on high, 

M. A. C.!My M. A. C! 
And brighter colors greet the sky, 

M. A. C.IMy M. A. C! 
The orange and black shall ever fly. 
And heights of fame they shall decry, 
Who guard thee with a loving eye, 

M. A. C! My M. A. C! 

Oh, let us then, to her be true, 

M. A. C! My M. A. C! 
Her high and noble aims pursue 

M. A. C. ! My M. A. C. ! 
And let us dedicate anew 
Our lives to every service due. 
That may thy glorious fame renew, 

M. A. C! My M. A. C! 

G. S., '05 
L. F. Z., '06 


loung Mtn*^ C|)ristian dissociation 

O. H. Saunders President 

C. R. Drach Vice-President 

F. J. Maxwell Secretary 

W. G. Cole Treasurer 


Allen, H. H. 
Allen, F. W. 
Albert, C. M. 
Armstrong, E. W. 
Anderson, F. E. 
Bowman, C. O. 


Cole, W. G. 
Cole, W. P. 

Drach, C. R. 
Glass, D. W. 
goeltz, a. r. 


Hatton, p. R. E. 
Lowe, C. 
Maxwell, C. M. 
Maxwell, F. J. 
Merrick, E. J. 
Mays, W. G. 
Mudd, E. 

Molesworth, E. J. 
Mc. Bride, M. W. 

Newnam, H. 
Ramsburg, H. p. 
Reese, J. C. 
Silvester, L. 
Smith, J. K. 
Stayley, H. S. 
Stewart, F. G. 

Stabler, S. S. 
Trax, G. p. 
Trax, H. C. 
Wallace, D. W. 
Warthen, R. 
Williams, D. 
Williams, E. P. 
Wright, M. 

(©fficer^ for ^ca^on I9l0^l9ll 

D. W. Glass President 

F. E. Anderson Vice-President 

C. V. Benson Secretary 

G. P. Trax Treasurer 



j^W^HE organization of the Y. M. C. A. during the past year has been closely 
il associated with the interests of our students. According to the custom of 
^^^ several years past the reception Avas held early in the year at which practi- 
cally^ the entire student body, old and new, were present. This paved a way for 
relations between this organization and all students which have been very close and 
friendly throughout the year. Through the instrumentality of the leaders of the 
organization this year many speakers of prominence have been secured. Men of 
note, such as Honorable T. T. Ansbury, Dr. Merrill E. Gates, Honorable G. J. 
Dickemay, Mr. H. H. Smith, Mr. G. N. Cooper, Mr. Newton Preston, have ad- 
dressed our Sunday evening meetings upon subjects which were both highly inter- 
esting and instructive. Such subjects as : " Best Study for Success in Life," '' Oppor- 
tunities," "The Trial of Christ from a Lawyer's Standpoint," "The Value of Words," 
etc., have been forciby presented. 

The Cadet Orchestra has furnished music at several of the meetings, which has 
been very entertaining. 

Recognizing the fact that young men, thrown out into the world, often dis- 
sociate the spiritual life from the practical everyday life, it has been the aim of 
the Y. M. C. A. workers to secure practical men to speak upon practical subjects, 
and to show the fallacy of the view that the spiritual life is distinct from our business 
life — but l")y their examples and demonstrations to show that the two harmoniously 
blend for a truly successful life. 

The efforts of the leaders in this line have met with unlooked-for success, and 
that their efforts have been appreciated is attested by the large number who have 
attended the meetings, perhaps larger than at any previous period in the history 
of the Y. M. C. A. 

During the year a regular course of bible study has been pursued Avith very 
gratifying results. Early in the year eight classes were organized with as many 
leaders and a systematic study of the life and works of Jesus according to St. Mark 
has been pursued. Also the life of St. Paul has been pursued by the students in 
the Junior class. We trust and feel sure that much inspiration has been derived 
from these two courses. 



One cannot but recognize the presence of an omnipotent God in the marvelous 
works of nature round about us. As we stand under the evening stars and look 
out upon the unfathomable worlds before us — we cannot but feel our insignificance 
in this vast universe and yet, the fact remains that an almighty God has seen fit 
to guide, preserve and protect us, and even to send His own Son as an example for 
us. Well may we follow the precept of that Great Teacher — 

"Born within a lowly stable, where the cattle round him stood, 
Trained a Carpenter in Nazareth, He has toiled and found it good. 
Thej^ who tread this path of labor where His feet have trod : 
They who walk without complaining do the holy will of God." 

The foot-hold which the Y. M. C. A. has gained among the students during 
the past year and the influence which it has exerted, we trust will be productive 
of much good during the next year under the leadership of the new officials. They 
have the hearty good wishes of the out-going officers and also of the student body 
and faculty as Avell. During the year, Captain Sylvester, Professors Richarsdon 
and Bomberger have been especially interested in Y. M. C. A. work. Thanks 
to Prof essor Bomberger's management the Bible study course has been put upon the 
strong foundation which it now holds. 

The strongest men in the college have been interested in the work during the 
past year and their example has exerted great influence upon the student body. 
Every man in college has been more or less interested in the Avork and to them all 
the association extends the blessing and benediction — 

"God be with them 'till we meet again." 



/^^^HIS promising new societj^ was organized in Februarj^, nineteen ten, by a 
£11, few members of the senior, junior and sophomore classes. Its object is, 
^*^ "To foster the spirit of original investigation in Agriculture and the 
sciences related thereto, and to promote Agricultural welfare, at this College." 

This is the first society of this kind ever organized at M. A. C. so far as we know. 
Credit is due Mr. S. S. Stabler for having started the movement which resulted in 
its organization. While the society had its inception too late to make very nmch 
progress this j^ear, there is no doubt that it should and will form a valuable adjunct 
to the work of students taking the scientific courses in succeeding years. 

The officers for 1910 are: President, S. S. Stabler, Vice-President, C. W. Strick- 
land, Secretary-Treasurer, F. J. Maxwell, Sergeant-at-Arms, Henry Stabler, Mem- 
bers Board of Directors, S. D. Gray, (Chairman), E. A. Mudd and J. W. Kinghorne. 


9lt|)letic aisisiociation 

J . p. Grason President 

Wm. J. Frere Vice-President 

G. E. Hamilton Secretary,. 

H. H. Allen Treasurer 

^tfjletic Council 

Prof. C. S. Richardson, Chairman 
Prof. F. B. Bomberger Prof. H. T. Harrison 

^tuticnt f^nwhtx^ 

Wm. p. Cole J. P. Grason 

W. D. MuNSON W. H. Mays 

G. E. Hamilton W. G. Cole 

^tl)lctic €eam^ 

Football — W. H. Mays, Manager; W. B. Kemp, Captain 

Baseball — Wm. P. Cole, Manager; J. P. Grason. Captain 
Track — W. D. Munson, Manager; A. C. Adams, Captain 
Lacrosse — W. G. Cole, Manager; E. E. Powell, Captain 
Tennis — G. E. Hamilton, Manager. 


College 9lt|)lettes 

^HILE all of our hopes have not been realized in connection with our ath- 
letics, and while some of our teams have not shown the excellence that 
we desired, at the same time it is undoubtedly true that the general 
athletic work of the college at this time compares most favorably with that of other 

In track work we probably rank higher this year than ever before in the history 
of the college. Our relay team, consisting of Munson, Adams, Duckett and Morris, 
have run in nearly every important meet in this section of the country and have 
lost not a single contest. At the Universitj^ of Pennsylvania this team won individ- 
ual gold watches and a banner for the college in competition with other colleges 
some of which are supposed to be far beyond our class. In addition to these four 
men, we also have developed some fast individual runners; and our track team all 
together has accumulated a large case full of cups, plaques, and medals. Hurrah 
for the track team. Special credit should be given to both Adams and Munson 
for their constant work in bringing out and developing the best runners. 

Now as to our baseball team, they have lost a number of games which we had 
a right to expect them to win, l)ut when we realize that we defeated such teams as 
that of the University of West Virginia, we must concede that our baseball nine 
has been hy no means a failure. Captain Grason deserves great credit for having 
got a number of green and inexperienced players into fairly good shape and having 
developed a number of excellent batsmen among the men. 

M. A. C. has very strict ehgibility rules and only bona fide students are permitted 
to play on the team. Under the circumstances it takes at least two years to turn 
inexperienced men into seasoned and reliable players. If Captain Grason could 
have this same material next year, there is every reason to believe that he would 
develop a nine of unusual excellence. 

As to the football eleven last fall we can only say that the whole business was 
"put to the bad" by the breaking out of scarlet fever at the college, but there is 
no reason why, with much of the same material that we had last fall, we should not 
have a satisfactory eleven next season. 

It is with a great deal of gratification that we are able to report this year upon 
a college lacrosse team. The boys did not get to work until late in the season and 


were hampered by the lack of equipments. They deserve great credit, however 
for having stuck at their practice under adverse circumstances, and the fact that 
they held Baltimore City College down to a score of 4 -2 is evidence that they did 
remarkable work under the conditions named. 

When the weather would permit tennis has proved attractive to many of our 
students and three of the college courts have been in constant use. From the inter- 
est shown in tennis this year, we may expect to measure racquets with some other 
colleges next season. Tj' dings, manager of last season's football team, and Cole, 
W. P., manager of the present baseball team, both did excellent work as managers, 
and their schedules of games were all that could be desired. 

It may be said, for the general athletics of M. A. C. that it is conducted upon 
a high plane of honesty and true sportsmanship. The direct management of this 
department is by the ath'etic council, consisting of three members of the faculty, 
the manager of each athletic team and the president of the athletic association. 

The faculty and student members have worked in the utmost harmony during 
the past year. 

The college spirit this year in connection with our athletics seems to have been 
unusually good and the boys should all determine that they will leave no stone 
unturned to make our athletics for the coming year all that the most zealous student 
could desire. 



■-^OOTBALL, — yes, as usual during its season held the key to every cadet's 

Tr heart. When school opened up in the fall, we were pleased to hear that 

f^J^ Dr. Larkin, the famous coach with Barney Cooper, our old friend and star 

were to do the coaching. They did it well, and whether we won or lost more straight 

football resulted than has been shown by our teams for several years past. 

Johns Hopkins was out first opponent. Many said it would be easy for Johnny 
Hop, but when the first half was up and the score was to 0, we guessed correctly 
that one or two of the people changed their minds 

Yes sir, we played that bunch right off their feet. Our goal was rarely in danger 
and only through luck did Hopkins keep us from scoring. They did score in the 
second half on a fluke, but the real merits of the game went to M. A. C. 

From here we waded deeper. First it was "on to Richmond," "on to Washing- 
ton," and then "on to Raleigh." Although not always successful we always gave 
a good account of ourselves. For twenty minutes we held George Washington 
University scoreless and this same team played the Carlisle Indians an 8 to 5 game. 

But weight was too much for us. Our men had little more than half the weight 
and size of the Axeman, and though we fought the fight of our lives we were defeated. 

On the twenty-ninth of October we took our long Southern trip to Raleigh, 
N. C, there to play the A. & M. College. After playing football all night in our 
special sleeper, in dreams of course, we played the tarheels the next day. Defeat 
came to us again from injuries of players, who were kept out of the game, and the 
effects of our long journey. 

Rock Hill and Gallaudet fell easy prey to us to compensate for this loss, how- . 
ever, for each was easily defeated. We had gained our winning form, and we 
already had one hand on St. John's scalp, for Hopkins had put it on them to the 
tune of 18 to much worse than our score. Then scarlet fever hit in our midst, 
school had to be abandoned temporarily, and the effects told too well on the team. 

Ten days out of the game for each member necessitated a cancellation of the 
remainder of the games. 

Thus our season ended. We played hard and well; holding down teams of much 
repute and high class. The fever deprived us of more victories, but our season 
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M. E. Tydings, '10 Manager 

J. M. Burns, 'U Assistant Manager 

W. H. Mays, '11 Manager for next year 

Dr. Larkin and Barney Cooper Coaches 

O. H. Saunders, '10 Captain 

W. B. Kemp, '12 Captain next year 

Ward, Koehler Center 

MuDD, K R. Guard 

Stabler, S., Molesworth L. Guard 

Kemp R. Tackle 

Posey L. Tackle 

Saunders R. End 

DucKETT, A., Andrews L. End 

Shipley Quarter 

E. Silvester R. H. Back 

Strong L. H. Back 

Silvester, L., Koehler Full Back 



,ITH one of the strongest teams that ever represented the institution and 
bunch of rooters to back it to the last ditch M. A. C. entered the race 
for horse hide honors in 1910. 

The first game played was our annual contest with Georgetown University, 
a perennial " hard nut to crack." A glance at the score at the end of the fifth inning 
will show how "Maryland held em." But in the sixth Goeltz, one of our star slab 
artists and one who had only been out of the hospital four days, weakened, George- 
town seized their opportunity and clinched the game. The second game, the first 
contest with Eastern College played at Manassas, Va., also went to our opponents 
but by the good score of 6 to 4. 

Returning from the Easter holidays, the team seemed to have recuperated 
after the strenuous mental efforts of the winter term and went to work in earnest. 
Gallaudet College was played on the home grounds the following Saturday and 
returned to their natural habitat, sadder but wiser by 7 to 2. And the mutes still 
try to talk American in expression of their wonder at their inability to hit Wright. 
As in previous years one bad inning robbed us of the Navy game, and although 
calcimined the Sailors had to hustle for it even at 7 to Zip. 

The game with the Revenue Cutter Service followed the disaster at Annapolis 
and here "Sus" gave Cortelyou a trial. When it was all over M.A.C. had twelve 
tallies chalked up while their opposing stars of the diamond had a measeley 3 from 
the gilt edge delivery of Cortelyou and Wright. 

At V. M. I. our team broke several year's record of straight defeats and took 
the Virginians into camp to the tune of 3 to 2. As somebody telephoned — "We 
put it on V. M. I, today. Score; 3 to 2 in our favor. Cortelj^ou pitched great 
ball. Ten strikeouts ! " On the same trip we went up against Washington and Lee, 
a school that boasts one of the strongest Collegiate teams in that state. Although 
Wright pitched well, timely hitting annexed the game for W. & L. by 6 to 1. 

Then it was that M.AC. struck her stride. With Goeltz, Cortelyou and Wright 
going well and A No. 1 fielding to back them up we easily took Mt. Washington into 
camp by 4 to 6. An untimely shower robbed us of the return match against Eastern 
College. "Gus" Goeltz had the Indian sign on the Boys from Old Virginia and 


with the score 1 to 1 and our fellows solving their pitcher's assortment of curves, 
the future was roseate. 

To show that we could do it the team threw it into West Virginia University 
by the score of 3 to 1. Gus hung out the "Nothing doing" sign early in the game, 
and with the rooters outdoing each other in hysterical vocal contortions, to high C 
with beautiful tremulos the thing was a cinch. 

The final game that time permits us to record, was that with Delaware College, 
With Shipley and the Goeltz brothers landing on the sphere and Avith Wright and 
Cortelj^oa lobbing "em over" in fine style there was nothing to it. The final 
result was a victory with the score 3 to 2 in our favor. 

To date we have played eleven games. We have tied cne, won four and lest 
three. Ten more yet remain lo be played. With the men showing the speed they 
have manifested in the last few contests and with the excitement at fever heat 
among the loyal rooters our expectations for the future are necessarily high. Every 
man could be individually extolled from Captain Grascn down to the youngest 
recruit if space permitted. It is the general impression, however, that M.A.C. has 
produced a winning aggregation, and the statement of Georgetown at the beginning 
of the season, "That you have to come out from behind to win" is a pretty 
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I HEN it comes to recounting the redoubtable deeds of the cinder path M.A. 
C. is strictly in it. "And when it comes to relay races M.A.C. is in it 
up to the waist line. 

Two years ago the sentiment in favor of track events crystallized and among 
other things, a relay team was gotten together which managed to defeat every team 
it met but one. This year with two members of that team lost by graduation we 
almost despaired of further laurels. Nevertheless two recruits were made in the 
persons of Duckett and Morris and the present season has been an even greater 
success than the last. The relay team consists of Adams, Munson, Duckett and 
Morris. The latter two are new men and, although they cannot be expected to 
set as high a standard as that of the more seasoned members they are both men 
who can be counted upon to hold their own. Adams and Munson are old stand- 
bys ; Adams is a twentieth century edition of a non-mythical Mercury and Munson 
is a red headed sod burner from Yankee land — a man it takes two people to see v/hen 
in motion. 

This team ran seven relay races, winning all and walking in with six of them. 
The races were as follows : 

No. 1. Geo. Wash. University Games. 
Baltimore City College Western High School. 

No. 2. Federal Games. 
St. John's (default), Richmond College. 

No. 3. Richmond College Games. 
Washington and Lee University. 

No. 4. Georgetown University Games. 
Washington College. 

No. 5. Johns Hopkins Games. 
George Washington University. 

No. 6. District National Guard Games. 
George Washington University. 

No. 7. Penn. Relay Carnival. 
Indiana State Normal, Galludet, Ursinus, St. Johns, City College of New York, University 
of Maryland, F. & M., Gettysburg. 


The last race is the only one that bore any resemblance to a contest. The 
time for the mile was 3:34. 

These gentlemen of the cinder path have Vjeen the only students of our ancient 
halls of learning who have achieved steam enough in an athletic way to cope with 
our rivals in Sleepy Town. It is well that our misfortune is so pleasantly amelior- 
ated since their scalps, or to be more exact, their sandles have thrice been taken by 

As individual entrants Saunders and Kemp have made no mean records, win- 
ning several places in the 440 and 880 events. 

On the whole the track is our forte and we live in hopes of doing still greater 
things in the as yet unfulfilled future. We had what was probably the largest 
showing of trophies ever exhibited in the reception Hall at the May Ball this year. 
Among them were four gold watches, won at the Penn. Carnival and gold medals 
galore. It is a pace hard to be beat, but we wish those after us well when we say 
''Surpass 1910 if you can." 


Kinghorne, G. ^'xJiv'-V 

w, H. Mays, ijowman , js-xngnorne, l^. ^'x4^^''^,<^ /^ 

H, H. Allen, ^Jfl^^-^^--, Powell, A. T, Mason, Vl>»»^'!B^/-<r, .^iji I ewl' , /v^'''''^y ; '- A. Chaney 

Ci)e iLacrosse Ccam 

^^i^HIS spring has marked the birth of a new sport at M. A. C. Early in March 
£11. a Lacrosse team was organized and the members set about to make it 
prove a success. Very few had ever seen a game and several had never 
even heard of it, but went into it with a spirit. Sticks were bought and a couple of 
goals rigged up on the old baseball diamond. We were especially fortunate in having 
with us E. E. Powell of the Mt. Washington Junior Team and one of their crack 
players; he was elected Captain and acted as coach. Under his management the 
team made fine progress and succeeded in playing a cou|)le of games with the Balti- 
more City College. The outlook for next year seems very good and we all hope the 
sport has come to stay. 


Mance to a contf ' "^^-^ 

v> been the only students of our ancient 

m enough in an athletic way to cope with 

Lat our misfortune is so pleasantly amelior- 

wf . their sandles have thriee hppn taken by 



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C!)e 3Lacrosise Ceam 

^•li^HIS spring has marked the birth of a new sport at M. A. C. Early in March 
£11. a Lacrosse team was organized and the members set about to make it 
prove a success. Very few had ever seen a game and several had never 
even heard of it, but went into it with a spirit. Sticks were bought and a couple of 
goals rigged up on the old baseball diamond. We were especially fortunate in having 
with us E. E. Powell of the Mt. Washington Junior Team and one of their crack 
players; he was elected Captain and acted as coach. Under his management the 
team made fine progress and succeeded in playing a couple of games with the Balti- 
more City College. The outlook for next year seems very good and we all hope the 
sport has come to sta.y. 


i-'i;, oiivester. Alien, Munson, Green ? 
Cole, Tr^iX, , G. p. Trax 

Cljc Cennis Ceam 




^■^ENNIS Playing has never been fostered to any great extent at M. A 
Ci . because we have not had good material, but chiefly because 
^^ detracting influence of other college sports. 

But as usual the Tennis Team was organized this year and the courts were 
gotten in good shape. Many interesting sets have been played, and some good 
material has been developed. 

On account of the inclement weather last year, the annual Tournament was 
not held, but if the weather permits, we expect to have a very exciting contest this 



tnior 3^e\)erie 

One day in (Gray) October 

A (Ward) of M. A. C. 
Developed quite a (Reddy) hue. 

The cause? What could it be? 

(Sus)pense was quickly ended 

And (Stabler) fear took place. 

The (Strick)en one had fever 
A terror to our race. 

The (Tydings) spread like wild fire 
The scare was known for (Miles) 

While each with (Hot)test heart went home 
In spite of Commy's wiles. 

The wiley dog of war waxed warm 
And cursed with many (A dam)n. 

Tho the saving in the (Cole) (Bill) 
Quite equalled that in ham. 

But (Cole) was not the only thing 
Though (Mountaineers) acclaim. 

And Commy swore by good St. (George) 
And threats more dire did name. 

But soon his (Hard) heart softened 

And (All en)rolled once more 
And (Johnnie's) horn, and (Grandpa's) grunt 
Now blend with (Oswald's) roar. 

A. Y. M. 


a ^aratroy 

|E had meandered through the dull, uninteresting expanse of the western 
plains for seemingly numberless monotonous hours when the crawling 
express laboriously came to a halt for the seventh time. I arose leisurely 
and dropped from the steps of the rusty old Pullman, undesirous of exchanging 
even its shabby comforts for those of the still shabbier local which was to arrive in 
an hour and take me to my destination. 

The train pulled away and I found myself in the midst of the vast prairie, the 
only visible break in the landscape being a forlorn little cabin some hundred feet 
from the tiny basis of platform upon which 1 stood. I paused a moment and half 
decided to approach it in search of company, when a man suddenly swung wide its 
sagging door and slamming it behind him came toward me. 

He was not tall nor yet short, indeed he .possessed no striking physical char- 
acteristic save a peculiar, indescribable, hunted look in his deep set brown eyes. He 
appeared to be merely a solitary hermit who had somehow or other escaped the 
fascinations of a busy world. 

He approached me and spoke. We exchanged conventional greetings and as he 
seemed connnunicative I began to draw him out His erudition surprised me and 
his air of culture and refinement pleased me not a little. I wondered that such a 
man sTiould be isolated here, virtually submerged in solitude, and finally I voiced 
my wonderment. He shook his head reminiscently and replied: 

"True, Friend, it is strange. But not, as coUociuial usage puts it, 'Passing 
strange,' when you know the circumstances. As you say, I have not always been 
here; nor yet have I always lived this way. And if you want to hear a yarn, as 
weird as true, 1 feel talkative and might at least enjoy myself, if I do not entertain 
you, by repeating my story." 

I signified my unfeigned willingness to listen, we sat out on the platform and 
ne went on. 

"A score or so years ago I was a university student, a student at ." 

He named a famous Eastern seat of learning "I was taking a postgraduate course 
in chemistry. I roomed with a man named Collins who was pursuing a similar 
course in physics and medicine. 

''Collins' mind ran along the line of mysterious draughts and potions with abnor- 
mal properties, and many a time was I the voluntary victim of his experiments. 
Yet the exchange was but fair since I frequently asked his aid in my researches. 

"So it was that one night, twenty-five j'cars ago yesterday, he cried out to me 
from the far end of our joint la])oratory, asking me to try the effect of a dark looking 
liquid with him, I was not surprised and was pleased to aid him. 


"I followed his instructions. We sat down on either side of a little table in 
our adjoining library, and looking intentlj^ into each other's eyes, each drank half 
of the fluid. It was part of Collins' fun never to tell me what to expect; and, in- 
deed, I enjoyed the suspense, knowing that his experiments were never harmful. 

"We kept om- eyes fastened upon each other until, in about ten minutes a 
balmy drowsiness overtook me and a few seconds later I lapsed into unconscious- 
ness. How long I remained so I do not know. When my senses returned I did 
not note the time. 

"And here, stranger, I must ask you to bear with me. I hardly think you can 
accuse me of ribald mendacity. I can assure you that I am accredited with being 
fairly honest among those who know me." He paused and added sadly, "those who 
did know me." I nodded acquiescence and he continued. 

"As I say, I awoke. My eyes fell on my hands. I looked at the right and 
there sat a signet ring. I started. The idea! A ring on my hand when I never 
wore one. I looked further. Patent leather shoes on my feet when I despised 
them! I was amazed. I raised my eyes and looked quickly across the table. 
And will you believe me? I saw myself sitting there facing — whom? Me? Was it 
I? And as I looked, the figure there (at least my body) arose, shook itself and 
jocularly remarked : 

" ' Well, old friend, suppose you cross my legs, insert a cigar into my mouth, and 
prepare to wait till you return. ' 

"Before I could move, think or speak the body deftly pitched me a piece of 
paper and hurried from the room. I at length collected myself enough to open the 
note and read: 

"'Dear Cal,- -Our souls were interchanged by the potion. Temporarily I am in 
your body and you are in mine. Remain cjuietly in tae room and I shall return in 
al^out four hours and straighten us out. Then I am sorry to say, I shall be com- 
pelled to leave you suddenly and for some time. 



"I placed my hand to my head in distraction and tried to beheve it all a dream. 
No! I Was awake. I paced impatiently up and down, accidently touching the bell. 
The bell boy rapped, saluted and asked, 'Mr. Collins, did you ring? I explained 
the accident and dismissed nim. 

"Alone again. I thought and thought. 'Mr. Collins' I mused; 'I '11 consult 
the mirror.' Yes, I was in Collins' body. I was sure it was I. Yet, there were 
Collins' hands, Collins' tiny mustache, Collins' lank, drooping figure, and above 
all — or more accurately, below all — Collins' hideous shiny shoes. 

"I cried out imprecations upon Collins' head. Then I Ijegan to fear for my 
future condition. I trusted Collins, was he worthy of it? At last I calmed down 
and decided to quietly await twelve o'clock, the hour at which Collins was due. 


"I, that is we, sat down; Ave crossed Collins' lank legs, placed a cigar in his 
mouth and blew my breath through it while I tried to drive thoughts through his 
drug befuddled brain. I sat thus some time. Then I fell asleep. When I 
awoke my body stood beside me. And I cannot adequately express to you my de- 
light at once more beholding that familiar 'house of clay.' It looked haggard 
and ill-used and held in each hand a draught of the same dark liquid. The look was 
peculiar, shall I say, sinister? The thought flashed through my brain, or to be more 
exact, the brain I was using. Was the man what I had thought? He had appeared 
upright and trustworthy. Was he? 

" Further cogitations were cut short by the command, ' Let us drink.' The glass 
was thrust into the hand where sat the ring, we again faced weach other and drank. 
Unconsciousness once more. Then slowly I awoke. Yes, these were my hands. 
My joy was unconcealed. The hideous shoes were not there. Again joy. I 
breathed a prayer of thanks that all was well when I looked at Collins. O God! 
His faced was livid. The muscles were tense and the lineaments distorted. I 
grasped his hand. It was cold and clamy. In short, Collins was dead! 

''The telephone aroused me with its unearthly clatter. 'Hello, hello! is this 
Mr. Collins?' Unwittingly I answered 'Yes.' 'Well, Ralph Harkniss is nmrdered 
in cold blood and Cal Rodney was the last seen to leave his apartments. Rodney 
is .additionally incriminated l*}^ the presence of his watch fob in Harkniss' room. 
Find him if you can. Good bye.' 

"My hand instinctively sought my waistcoat pocket in search of the fob. It 
was gone. Then. Ralph Harkniss? Harkniss? Collins' mortal enemy. A love 
affair. How often had I heard Collins swear to murder him. The diabolical detail 
of the whole crime instantly flashed upon me. Collins had sought and discovered 
the potion, had interchanged our souls, murdered Harkniss, and had thought to 
again transmute our spirits and escape justice leaving me to suffer the penalt3\ 
But 'Man proposes and God disposes.' His weak constitution had revolted at 
the unwonted strain and he died in the midst of his perfidy. 

"For me, self-defence was hopeless. Not a court in the land could acquit me 
and retain its self-respect while nine tenths of them would hold me for double mur- 
der. I packed my belongings and fled precipitately. Since then I have been clear, 
round this old earth a dozen times. I have camped out like this a hundred times. 
I have struck gold rich and made a fortune. But what boots it? The horrible 
truth ever follows me and compels me to be a nomad. Can you appreciate my 
state? This body guilty of the most awful crime in the category, this soul innocent 
before God. These hands have murdered, this soul has never conceived homicide. 
But — Hark! — There's your train — ." 

And he turned on his heel and abruptly walked away. 

T. S. Hahding, Jr. (A. Y. M.) 

. gl. c. 

My college 'tis of thee, 
Sweet school called M. A. C. 

Of thee I sing. 
I love thy whitewhashed walls 
Thy much betrodden halls 
Where blithesome student bawls 

Thy praises ring. 

I love thy well l>urned hash, 
Which I was wont to dash 

Down my poor throat. 
Thy butter strong I love. 
Thy biscuits from above 
Brought by an heavenly dove 

Down me to float. 

Thy tutors I admire 
To be such I aspire 

In future years. 
A soldier brave I'll be 
Or get a big M. E. 
Or live by chemistry 

Such choice careers. 

Or maybe till the soil 

"King Corn" to sweating moil — 

And cows to milk. 
Or scientific turn 
And fame and honor earn, 
The newest truths to learn. 

Thick fools to bilk. 

A. Y. M. 



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Prof. R,.: — "Mr. Sonnenberg conjugate 'to have' in the sentence, 'I have a gold 

Sonnenberg: — "I haff a golt mine, du hast a golt dein, we, you or dey haff a 
golt ours, yours, or deirs, as de gase may be." 

First Rat: — "Made a ten today!" 

Second Rat: — "What in?" 

First Rat: — "Two things — 6 in Algebra and 4 in English." 

Prof. B. (in Economics): — "Mr. Ward, what"good" has the most utility?" 
Ward (emphatically) : — "Beef.' ' 

Prof. B. — "Isn't there something else that has more utility? How about vege- 
tables?' ' 

Ward thinks. Suddenly: — "Oh! oh! yes, Cabbage!" 

Reddy Duckett: — "Say, lend me a pipe and some tobacco, I've got a match." 

Sam Grey: — "Ray I'm going to the Ville, want to go wif me?" 
Stanton: — "I 'hink not, I'm not feeling wery extry this evening.' 

Dutch Ward disproves the law of diminishing utility. He thinks the utility of 
sauerkrout never decreases. 


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Lieut, to Recruit: — "If you saw an enemy what would you do?" 

Recruit: — "Shoot him dead, sir." 

Lieut.: — "Right. Now if you saw a body of enemies, what would you do?" 

Recruit: — "Shoot 'em dead, sir." 

Lieut.: — "No, you should report it to the Commander. Now if you saw a cow 
what would you do?" 

Recruit: — "Shoot it dead, sir." 

Lieut.: — "No, no." 

Recruit: — "Report it to the Commander, sir." 

Lieut, (impatiently) : — "No. Of course not. You should take her by the horns 
and lead her into Camp.' ' Now if you saw a friend, what would you do?' ' 

Recruit: — "Shoot him dead, sir." 

Lieut.: — "No indeed you wouldn't." 

Recruit: — "Report it to the Commander." 

Lieut, (in disgust): — "No!" 

Recruit: — "Take him by the horns and lead him into Camp." 

Lieut. X X ! 

0. D. — "Corporal, if any man attempts to lower that flag shoot him on the 
Corporal: — "Yes sir, but er-a suppose he hasn't got any spot." 

J. L. D.— '10. 












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Ke^p, Tyding^pSS-:., "SHonders, Chaney, Albert ?, Conners, A. 3. Duckett, 
Chess Adams, Vmtx&ou, I/Iorriii, 

*V^*V OF- C0U£6£ ^ROM CAMP 

Lieut, to Recruit: — "If you saw an enemy what would you do?" 

Recruit: — "Shoot him dead, sir." 

Lieut.: — "Right. Now if you saw a body of enemies, what would you do?" 

Recruit: — "Shoot 'em dead, sir." 

Lieut.: — "No, you should report it to the Commander. Now if you saw a cow 
what would you do?' ' 

Recruit: — "Shoot it dead, sir." 

Lieut.: — "No, no." 

Recruit: — "Report it to the Commander, sir." 

Lieut, (impatiently) : — "No. Of course not. You should take her by the horns 
and lead her into Camp.' ' Now if you saw a friend, what would you do?' ' 

Recruit: — "Shoot him dead, sir." 

Lieut.: — "No indeed you wouldn't." 

Recruit: — "Report it to the Commander." 

Lieut, (in disgust):— "Not" 

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'S SENIORS, our thoughts naturally turn to a certain Day next June, — the last 
day we shall spend as students at our dear old alma mater. Strange to 
say, however, this Day is called Commencement, instead of, as one might 
reasonably at first thought expect, the End. Let us inquire, then, into the signifi- 
cance of this seemingly paradoxical term. 

Just exactlj^ what does the word Commencement mean to us? Does it mean 
simply the Day on which we will receive our diplomas, and the congratulations of 
our friends, — the Day that marks the end of our college career? Ah, no ! It means all 
this and a great deal more. For it stands as a Forerunner, a Beginning, a Commence- 
ment of something. It means the beginning for us of real, independent Life in the 
world where men are accomplishing tilings. No longer will we be under the thought- 
ful care of our alma mater, our "fostering mother," but free! Free to work out our 
own destiny. Our judgment will be our only guide, and our head and hands our 
tools wherewith to carve out our future. Is it surprising, then, that we think much, 
aye, dream umcb about Commencement Day and what it stands for? 

We cannot ])ut think that we are well equipped foi' the Battle of Life; our 
training is of the best; all of us have more or less ability; and we are industrious 
and ambitious. With such equipment and with such opportunities as are noAV open 
to young men it will bestrange indeed if we fail to succeed. But why speak of failure? 
None of us will fail. At least, that is what each of us now thinks, and may we never 
have cause to think otherwise! 

Certain it is that each has it in his power to succeed. Bat what is success? 
Is it the amassing of wealth or the becoming famous? It may be, and it may not 
be. The highest type of success, true success, that to which I refer and to which 
we may all attain, consists in honest striving, striving with all one's might, not 
necessarily in the attainment of the desired end. The man who has striven honestly 
and well has achieved success, whether he has succeeded in the popularly accepted 
sense of the term or not. 

Commencement! It is one of the most memorable days of our lives. It is the 
stepping-stone to the realization of our ambitions. It is the door that opens to let 
us into the world of our dreams. It is the forerunner of days that will bring to us 



numberless opportunities. It marks the end of college days and the beginning of 
real life. Will it bring in its train days of sorrow or of joy, of failure or of success, of 
hopes deferred or of hopes realized, of poverty or of wealth? What shall we say? 
Only that each must determine the answer for himself. We are what we make our- 

Then, in the conflict, that maj^ be called the Battle of Life, which we shall so 
soon begin, let us fight fairly always; may we never lower those high ideals we have 
formed during our college days; let there be no treachery, no under hand methods, 
no deeds which vAW not bear the light of day; and may it never be said of a member 
of the class of 1910 that he was false to his trust! May no one of us make the object 
of his life the gathering of riches. May we never be tempted to use our fellow human 
beings for our own aggrandizement, to their detriment, nor lose sight of the fact 
that we are our brother's keeper. And may we ever keep in mind those immortal 
words of Bryant : 

So live, that when thy summons comes to join 

The innumerable caravan, that moves 

To that mysterious realm, where each shall take 

His chamber in the silent halls of death, 

Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night, 

Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed 

By an unfaltering trust, approached thy grave, 

Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch 

About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams. 




lioctor Coomb 'Si Biscotier^ 

■"^OR centuries the brain had been regarded as the source of every passion that 

^^ animated the human breast. At last, however, Everett Coombs, a young 

f^J^ American surgeon, has proven, not only that a man could live with an 

artificial heart, but furthermore has demonstrated beyond all doubt of the most 

skeptical that the human heart is the seat of the amorous passion. 

When but a youth Dr. Coombs was stricken with a malignant form of paralysis 
which gradually began to affect the muscles of the heart. On consulting an erxiinent 
surgeon he received treatment which postponed any fatal result for a limited time, 
but he was frankly warned that he had but a few years to live at best. With charac- 
teristic determination he resolved to avert the calamity and accordingly set himself 
to a most assiduous study of drugs and electricity, two agencies upon which he 
relied for his salvation. Finally, when it seemed that he had jist reached the 
height of his career, his activities were cut short by a gradual weakening, and in 
the month of May 1935 he repaired to the large hospital which he niUiself had 
endowed and equipped. Here on the morning of the fourteenth, surroundedby a 
brilliant galaxy of the most renowned physicians and chirurgeons of America and 
Europe, Dr. Coombs, reclined on the table in the operating room and gave his last 
minute instructions to the attending corps of perfectly trained assistants. His 
directions completed, he stretched out on the table with the indifference of a man 
retiring to his couch at night, the anaesthetic was administered and the operation 

The surgeons worked quickly and unerringly. The diseased organ was removed, 
life being preserved meanwhile by a system of electric message known only to 
Coombs and his principal assistant. Then the artificial heart, an intricate mechan- 
ism encased in a delicate sack of doubly refined India rubber, was inserted in its 
place, its tiny cavities connected with the great aorta and the incision covered over. 
Two small wires protruded and by means of these a pocket battery provided by the 
doctor was connected to the newly installed organ. 

The return to sensibility was now anxiously awaited. Breathless and in abso- 
lute silence the score of onlookers watched to observe the first signs of returning 
consciousness. After five seemingly interminable minutes the doctor stirred uneasily 


and uttered a faint groan. A few seconds later he quietly regained full conscious- 
ness. Looking into the eyes of Howard Cadwell his colleague and friend he softly 
murmured — 

"Cadwell, I have triumphed," and was gently borne from the room. 

Four weeks later the noted surgeon was rolled out on the platform of his lecture 
room, comfortably pillowed in a large wheel chair. From this he talked informally 
to the gathering of physicians and scientists which crowded the auditorium. He 
partially explained the mechanism of the wonderful heart. He told how one part 
of the battery controlled the muscular contraction and expansion of the organ and 
the other held absolute sway over that greatest of all emotions — love; how two 
small plugs controlled the entire system, two plugs so intricately fashioned that the 
construction of a duphcatefor the same instrument was imposssible; and how by the 
use of tiny resistance coils he could regulate the vigor of the muscular action and 
the intensity of the emotion patronized by Cupid. Wonderingiy the savants 
followed his words and marvelled as he demonstrated as best he could the work- 
ings of the curious device; and when he ceased speaking they were ready to admit 
that the w^orld of science and medicine had been revolutionized by an ardent Ameri- 
can investigator still in his twenties. 

A few days after this Dr. Coombs and his stoical valet, Wilkins, journeyed to a 
small watering place where the doctor was to recuperate. Here also was another 
attraction — greater even than the health-giving atmosphere — in the person of 
Violet Campbell, a rich and charming young heiress with whom Coombs was 
greatly enamored, so much so that he cherished in his breast the fond hope of soon 
making her his wife. The invigorating sea breezes soon rendered his pallid cheeks 
a rosy red and in a few weeks he was to be seen each evening wandering along the 
sandy shore in animated conversation with Violet Campbell. 

At length when he felt that he had regained his normal state of health he deter- 
mined to take the most important step in his career, to ask the woman he loved to 
share equally his successes and failures. A cruel fate it was that prompted the 
great true-hearted physician to cast his all at the feet of this captivating but fickle 

It was a beautiful July evening that he reached his final decision to broach the 
question. The day had been hot, but the sea-breezes coming in with the advance 
of darkness had so moderated the warmth that it was an ideal night. With the 
silvery moon, the twinkling stars and the rippling waves, what more could a man 

Up and down the beach they paced. Coombs and the beautiful girl. And yet, 
despite his auspicious surroundings, he felt that he lacked some attribute essential 
to his success. What it was he could not imagine. That he had felt differently he 
was plainly aware but different in what manner he was at a loss to understand. 
He seemed to himself to be perfectly capable of carrying on an interesting conver- 


sation, but that its purport was not highly satisfactory to the tastes of his com- 
panion he was keen enough to easily observe. 

On her side, if the truth be told, Miss Campbell had studied the doctor closely 
and her remarkable intuition, developed through wide experience, told her that 
the psychological moment was due to arrive that night. The fact that it failed to 
arrive and that the doctor insisted upon talking of such commonplace subjects as 
the application of the gyroscope to the aeronaut and the effect of electricity on 
aerial navigation irritated her to say the least. Finally thoroughly piqued at her 
lover's nonchalance she asked to be taken to her hotel. Coombs accordingly 
escorted her to it and bade her good-night. 

Miss Campbell mounted the front stairs of the building and on arriving at the 
third floor promptly descended in the elevator and hurried out a side entrance. 
From here she made for the promenade where she had espied an old flame to whom 
she had been engaged the previous summer. The two were soon together and the 
light-hearted girl speedily forgot her former chagrin in the company of this friend 
of bygone days. 

Meanwhile, the doctor left Miss Campbell's hotel as utterly perplexed as he had 
ever been in his life. Angered at his apparent stupidity and dullness he condemned 
himself in language rather too vigorous for publication. He was still wandering 
aimlessly about the resort reproaching himself and seeking to comprehend the 
reason for his dismissal when the ceremonious Wilkins suddenly came upon him. 
The valet called to his master and reaching into his vest pocket produced a bit of 

"Doctor, I found this on the floor near the bureau right after you left — it — " 

"That solves it all." interrupted the doctor in ecstacy. "Give it right here, 
Wilkins. How could I have been so deucedly careless? Very much obliged to you 

He inserted the plug in its place in the battery, for this was where it belonged, 
and turning instantly rushed in headlong search of Miss Campbell. Wilkins, 
ignorant of the exact function of the tiny plug knowing only that it must not be 
lost since another could not be made, but now perceiving its wonderful effect on 
his master hurried after him as fast as his matchless dignity would permit. Coombs 
searched here and there in the resort but finally made for the beach and ran along 
it to a spot where he and his sweetheart were wont to walk. 

Suddenly he stopped short and almost fell to the ground. Wilkins noiselessly 
hurried forward just as his master recovered himself and beheld what Coombs had 
first seen, Violet Campbell, partially secreted by a large boulder, reclining in the 
arms of a strange man. The doctor gave a quick almost inaudible snarl of rage at 
the faithlessness of the treacherous girl. His right hand flew to his hip-pocket. 
His fingers were already grasping the cold handle of the revolver he carried there, 
when Wilkins, divining his mad purpose, slipped his hand deftly into his master's 


coat pocket and carefully pulled one of the little plugs from the place he had seen 
the doctor insert it. He extracted the loose one as the other seemed permanently 
fixed. The effect was instantaneous. Deprived of love he ceased to care for the 
girl's deception. 

He turned immediately. His face no longer crimson with fury was almost blood- 
less and a cold, unfeeling smile played on his thin lips like the uncanny spector of 
long departed mirth. The hand that had so lately almost committed a terrible 
crime was extended and grasped that of Wilkins in a cordial clasp that meant more 
than words of gratitude could have ever expressed. He then wheeled and strode 

Just at midnight Wilkins again came upon him this time standing pensively at 
the end of the long pier. In his hand he held the plug which Wilkins had brought 
to him earlier in the evening. Seeing his valet he called to him. Wilkins approached 
and Coombs handed him the tiny metallic knob. 

"Drop it into the water, Silkins," he commanded. 

"But sir, there is no duplicate and none can be made," protested the servant. 

"Be that as it may," said the doctor slowly, "Cast it into the sea." His chin 
was set, but not with a determination for revenge, his eyes glowed like two coals 
but not with anger, — for the deep sorrow written on his countenance denied such 

One brief moment the knob was poised in Wilkins' hand and glistened in the pale 
light of the moon. Then — a faint splash, a tiny ripple, and the wide expanse of 
blue water swallowed up the key to the greatest of all the emotions of Everett 
Coomb's life. The moon sank entirely from sight and the lapping waves, deprived 
of their shimmering silvery garments donned somlser black as if in respect to the 
despairing man at the end of the pier. 

Throughout the rest of his long life, though everywhere lauded as the greatest 
surgeon the world had ever known, Dr. Coombs was always described as a man 
who kncAV not what it was to love.