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The Cadet. VMI Newspaper. November 04, 1966 - New Page 1 ...

The Cadet. VMI Newspaper. November 04, 1966 - New Page 1 ...

The Cadet. VMI Newspaper. November 04, 1966 - New Page 1

% Cablet Virginia Military Institute, Lexington. Virginia, November 4, 1966 Number 7 VMI Who^s Who Representatives Chosen YMI Founder's Day Will Mark 127tli Year Anniversary CTo Be Given Talk By jBwrgess Of AMF i I Founder's Day Exercises on INovemiber 11 will mark the 127th anniversary of the founding of -VMI in 1839, when twenty-three .cadets matriculated to form the ^jporps. Mr. Carter L. Burgess ''kVIMI '39), Chairman of the Board lof Directors of the American Ma- "^hine and Foundry Company, will ^present the Founder's Day Ad- !| dress at 11 a.m. in Cocke Hall. j| National Historic Landmark 'f Preceding the principal address, a plaque designating Old Barracks ais a Nationail Historic Landmark will be presented to the Institute Iby the U. S. Department of the In •terior. Mr. Saim Weems of the National Park Service, superintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway will present the plaque. iMr. Burgess, a native of Roanoke, has enjo-yed a successful car eer in ^ business, ,-goverrMneni; service, and education. He was named to his present position in 1962 ter serving as president of the omipany-for several years. He is a foiimer president of Trans World Airlines and from 1954-1957 served as Assistant Secretary of Defense. During World War II he rose to the rank of Colonel. His posts included Assistant Secretary to •the General Staff, North Africa; Secretary to the General Staff, SHAEF; and, in '1943, administrative secretary at the Casablanca Conference. Growth of Barracks Old Barracks, designed in 1850 Iby Alexander Jackson Davis, was designated as a National Historic Landmark last Spring. The bronze imarker indicatimg this fact is to be installed on barracks immediately below the plaque indentifying the former classroom used by Gen T. J. Jackson. Since the fii-st class of sixteen cadets in 1842, 9,030 men have received VMI diplomas. In those years the faculty has grown from two men to well over one hundred, classes have increased over tenfold See FOUNDERS DAY page 2 DAVID S. WILKINSON H. ALBERT NANCE ROBERT C. RANDOLPH Col. Anderson Names Lt. Col. Millard 0. Anderson, I'gion, Jameson H-nnth, J^'hn Holt. Professor of Aerospace Studies, ! William HDofnjr e, Mich: e'. In-^e has announced the selection of 23 |ido, Thomas Jf.nl«, William Mccadets as Distinguished Air Force Hargue, Teiry Moo.e, HaroUl Students. Nance, Patrick O'Brien, Frank These chosen are Randolph Oliver, Neil Sch'ussel, Robert Blanks, John Burgess, Patrick Conley, Richard Davis, Allen de Steiguer, Ward, Stanley Wr.skiewicz, Bruce Weiner, and Larry Wertz. Robert Flynn, James Good- Justice Clark Talks At W&L The intangible processes of reason and logic are the chief weaipons utilized by the United States Supreme Court. Thomas C. Clark, Class of 1921 from VMI, and present Associate Justice on the United State Supreme Court, reasoned that these two qualities are the only ones the court possesses to iback up its statements. Justice Clark, while sipeaking in Robert E. Lee Chapel of Washington and Lee University last Tuesday, compared the court to an umpire in a baseball game. It's purpose, he stated, is to "resolve dif- See JUSTICE CLAK page 5 WATSON H. ELLETT DANIEL JORDAN Requirements Col. Anderson said that to be chosen for this honor these cadets must have "demonstrated initiative, aibility and other leadership qualties desired in an Air Force officer; demonstrated leadership ability at Sumimer Camp and in See AIR CADETS page 5 Second Wins Seed And Ten Classmen Contest Steaks Bill Todd, second classman, won 1 pen and pencil set and ten steak Unners in a pumpkin seed guess 'ng contest held this week in the mess hall. Walter McGrady won the second prize, and Dave Bus'h came in third. The annual Halloween contest, sponsored by Cleaves Food Service, invoilved guessing the number of seeds in a pumpkin placed in the mess hall. The cadet Food Committee counted the seeds for Capt. Cunneen, Cleaves' representative VMI. VMI Barracks Chosen As National Landmark at 22 Cadets Appointed To National Society Twenty-two First Classmen were designated this weeJc to apipear in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, along with students from institutions across the nation. iRicihard Munroe Irby III, a CE major from Richmond, Virginia, has served as Vice President for the Class of 1967 for four years. Hp is excutive officer of F Company, a Distinguished Military Student, and has been on the football team for four years. He is a member of the General and Executive Committees. The Virginia Military Institute present structure has the same DENNIS TELZROW Barracks, classified by the Fine general appearance as the original Arts Museum of Virginia as one of except that a rffew addition was Board, President of the English the twelve best designed buildings completed in 1949. Society and a mem'ber of the Timmins Society. He has been desig- in Virginia, has been ohoseh a Tliird Rockbridge Monument national landmark. The structure The official presen'tation of the nated as a Distinguished Military was designed by the New York bronze plaque, which was individually cast, will be made by Sam Student. architect Alexander Jackson Davis, as were the mess hall and the P. Weems, Superintendent of the Charles Edward Miley, from quarters of the Superintendent Blue Ridge Parkway of the Na Berryville, Va., is the first ranking Biolog>- major of the first class. and the Commandant. tional Park Service at the Founder's Day program on 11 November. He is a member of the Honor Inspection of Sights Eligible landma'k sites undergo The presentation will bring the Court and serves as Editor of the an extensive examination before total numlber of national monuments in Rockbridge County to distinguished, and is a Distinguish- VMI CADET. He is academically being chosen. First, the site is re-* viewed by the National Survey of three. In addition to the barracks eil Military Student. Historic Sites and Buildings and are the Lee Chapel and the birthiplace of Cyrus McCormick, inven- Evaluated by the Advisory Board I on National Parks. Historic Sites. tor of the reaper. Buildings and Monuments, .\fter these boards of review have ap- Ipioved the site, the Secretary of I the Interior makes the final approval. English Society Film Series "DEAD BIRDS ' I The construction of the bai-racks Preston Library Auditoriiiiu was can»pdeted in the fall of 1851 and provided the cadets with TONIGHT steam heat and gas lighting. The Dan Lightfoot Jordan is an English major from Omaha, Ne»b-- raska. He was elected to the Honor Court his Second Class year and has served this year as Prosecutor. He has served his class as Ring Committee Treasurer and Pablications Board representative and is academically distinguisthed. Robert Porter Kyle of Roanoke, Va., an English major, is the editor of the 1967 Bomlb. He is also Secretary of the Puiblications D->ii?las H'lndlev Mills, a History major frcm Oakton, Va., sen-es as 1st Batta'ion CemmanJer. He is a DMS who won ROTC Superior Cadet Ribbons his second and third class years. Harold Albert Nance Jr. of Bedfora County. Virginia, a History iraj serves as First Captain of See WHO'S WHO page 2

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