The Cadet. VMI Newspaper. October 01, 1951 - New Page 1 [www2 ...

The Cadet. VMI Newspaper. October 01, 1951 - New Page 1 [www2 ...




Flying Squadron Tops Richmond 34-0

Curley Powell, led by big Jack Frankeberger, circles his own right end for twenty yards and Keydets first touchdown in the Saturday night slaughter of the Richmond

Spiders. The score came after only four minutes of play and five offensive tries by the Big Red. Final score-VMI 34; UR C.

Lt. Col. Richard Irby, VMI '39

Receives Silver Star In Korea!

Also Awarded Legion of Merit

Lt. Col. Richard R. Irby, Class

of '39, was recently awarded The

Legion of Merit (Oak-Leaf Cluster)

and the Silver Star while

serving in the Far East Command

according to a letter received Friday

by Lt. Col. S. L. Weinerth,

PMS&T. Colonel Irby was a member

of the R.O.T.C. staff at VMI

from 1948 until the fall of 1950,

and was in charge of the Armor


The Legion of Merit citation

states that Col. Irby, who was

transferred from VMI to the GHQ

in Japan, "distinguished himself

by exceptionally meritorious service

as Chief, Plans and Requirements

Branch, Korean Economic

Aid, G4 Section, General Headquarters,

Far East Command, from

25 October 1950 to 20 March,

1951." It further explains that is

was largely through his professional

ability that much of the prevention

of disease, starvation and

unrest during a critical phase of

the Korean fighting was made

possible. In conclusion the citation

stated, "His exemplarly conduct

reflects utmost credit on

himself and the military Service."

It was while commanding a battalion

of the 1st Cavalry Division

in Korea that Col. Irby was awarded,

by direction of the President,

the Silver Star for gallantry in

action. The action in which the

VMI alumnus distinguished himself

occurred 25 June, 1951 near

Yonchon, Korea with Col. Irby's

entire battalion being engaged in

patrol action with the mission of

contacting and destroying the



The Silver Star citation states,

"Col. Irby, disregarding his personal

safety, moved through the

hail of bullets to a forward posi

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State Dept.

Offers Aid for

Foreign Study

Opportunities for more than 700

Americans to undertake graduate

study or research abroad during

the 1952-1953 academic year under

the terms of the Fulbright

Act have been announced by the

Department of State. Countries in

which study grants are available

are Australia, Austria, Belgium,

Burma, Egypt, France, Greece,

India, Iran, Italy, the Netherlands,

New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan,

the Philippines, Thailand, Turkey

and the United Kingdom.

The awards will enable students

in all fields of graduate work and

those with specialized research

projects to study in foreign in

stitutions and universities under

renowned professors and specialists.

Grants also are available to

students of accomplishment in

such fields as music, art archi-i

tecture, and drama. A few opportunities

in workers' education and

social work are provided in the

United Kindgdoms.

Grants are normally made for

one academic year and generally

include round trip transportation,

tuition or a living allowance and

a small amount for necessary

books and equipment. All grants

under the Act are made in foreign


Cadets who are interested are

instructed to see Colonel Fuller

in the History Department immediately

as the closing date for

receipt of applications by the Fulbright

Program Advisor is October


Orange and Black

Featured Colors

At Opening Hops

With Opening Dances less than

two weeks away the Hop Committee

has made elaborate plans to

give the Corps a sample of the

fine entertainment that has been

planned for this year. For this

Opening set the gymnasium will

be decorated in colorful Halloween

colors of orange and black,

a color scheme that has been quite

popular in the past, but one that

the present corps has yet to witness.

Music for the Hops will be

supplied by Dean Hudson—A band

leader popular at colleges throughout

the South.

Larger Attendance

With the entrance of a larger

rat class this year, the Hop Committee

hopes that the attendance

at the Hops will increase considerably

and enable the Corps to

secure the top bands in the nation

for the remaining dances this

year. Tickets will go on sale within

the next week, and may be

secured from any member of The

Hop Committee.

For the information of the new

cadets, on Hop weekends all men

with dates are allowed to be absent

from barracks from the completion

of military duty on

Friday afternoon until 8:30 that

night in order to dine with their

dates in Lexington. Following the

dance, all men with dates are

allowed one hour and a half

before returning to barracks. This

applies to the Saturday night

dance as well.

Added Attractions

Besides the two Hops, the Corps

will have an added attraction on

October 13th, when the University

of Virginia plays Washington

and Lee at Wilson Field. With

VMI having no game scheduled

for this weekend, the cadets will

have the opportunity of seeing one

of the top games in the Southern

Conference this year.

-Courtesy Richmond Times-Dispatch

Corps Leaves On Friday

To Witness Grid Clash

At W&M's Cary Field

Lt. Asli Harrison

Directs Glee Club

For '52 Season

The executive committee of the

glee club as well as the many

others who compose the main

body of the organization have

been wondering for some time

who would be elected to take the

place left by Col. H. N. Dillard,

the former director.

A new system was worked out

by which the responsibility of

running glee club activities was

divided between three separate

units—the executive committee,

Lt. Ash Harrison, and Capt. William

Byers. The executive committee

will continue to function

in its usual manner, while Lt.

Harrison will act as director, and

Capt. Byers will act as supervisor

and aid in all functions.

Lt. Harrison was a member of

the club during his cadetship and

often took over the job of director

during practices when Col. Dillard

found it impossible to be present.

The lieutenant was also captain

of the regimental band during

his first class year and has an

excellent knowledge of music.

Captain Byers who has recently

returned from a leave of absence

similiar to the one Col. Dillard

has just begun, will serve primarily

as advisor. Dividing the

responsibility between Capt. Byers

and Lt. Harrison will lighten the

burden of both men and will give

them more time to see to their

particular duties.

This year the club has art ex-

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Williamsburg, site of the William

& Mary game, was chosen as the

destination of the 1951 corps trip

at a corps meeting Friday night.

Thus the orginal decision to go

to Atlanta and the Georgie Tech

game which was made on September

19 was nulified in view of the

corps inability to meet the minimum

attendance quoto set by the


At a meeting on the previous

night, costs of transportation to

and from Atlanta, food, game

tickets, and other items were discussed.

It was pointed out that the

Institute would provide each attending

cadet with 3 box lunches

and $3 subsistence.

A final count of those willing

to make the Atlanta trip was

taken which determined that the

quota of 600 cadets could not be


At the Friday meeting Colonel

Pancake presented some facts concerning

the possibility of a Williamsburg

trip to the corps. He

stated that buses would leave

barracks at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon,

that the first night would

be spent in Richmond, and that

the Corps would be transported to

Williamsburg on Saturday, after

which it would attend the game

and then return to Richmond. The

bus fare was said to be about $8

round trip.

Following the game cadets will

be free until 1 o'clock Sunday

when they will board buses to

return to the Institute late that

evening. While in Richmond

cadets will stay at the homes of

various cadets and alumni. Provisions

have also been made for

others to spend Friday and Saturday

night at the Howitzer Armory.

Keydet Eleven

Tallies in All

Four Quarters

The VMI Keydets travelled to

Richmond this past Saturday followed

by many avid fans and

alumni. The Squadron showed

their supporters what they were

made of as they ripped through

a highly spirited Richmond eleven


The squadron started early in

the game to show the Richmonders

that they meant business. Backs,

Chumbley, Powell, Marchand, and

Birge reeled off gains which put

the Keydets closer to the Richmond

goal line; however, the officials

were working in opposition

and the penalties kept our boys

from scoring until four minutes

after the initial kick-off. The climax

of the drive, which covered

65 yards, was Curley Powell's

sweeping end run for a TD.

Again in the first period, the Big

Red threatened, when they recovered

a Richmond fumble on the

UR 30. The fumble was the result

of a bad pass from center. Several

bad centers hampered the Spiders

all night in their attempts to punt.

From the Spider's 30 the Keydets

went to the 19, but fumbles

plagued the hard running Tom

Birge and the Spiders capitilized

as they recovered and moved up

field on a series of runs by Johns

and Purinai. The Richmonders

couldn't get started as they found

George St. John and Stu Felvey

continually in their way.

In the second period, the VMI

backs put on another dazzling display

of speed as they drove from

the UR 40 to pay dirt. This second

touchdown came as a result of an

end sweep by quarterback Marchand.

The Spiders had an opportunity

to do some scoring, if they were

going to do any, when they recovered

Kinslow's fumble on the

VMI 34. But the Big Red chargers

led by St. John, Felvey, and Boxley

kept breaking up any progress

the Spiders were trying to make.

When the first half ended the Keydets

were leading 13-0.

It was not until late in third

quarter that the VMI scoring

machine began to operate again.

This time it was by air as Billy

Brehany tossed to end Jay Grumbling

good for a total of 26 yards

and a third Keydet touchdown.

This same pass play was good for

scores against Cincinnati and Wofford

on previous Saturday afternoons.

Once the machine started hitting

It didn't stop until the jackpot

rang up two more scores. The

first of two came in the early part

of the fourth quarter as Edgar

Woy played "quarterback sneak"

and romped around end with the

ball hidden from the opponents

and scored.

The other T.D. drive came after

Kinslow intercepted a UR pass and

returned it to their 35. From that

point the quarter-back Brehany

started filling the air with passes.

Brehany then decided to run

around end. He swept the end for

seven yards unmolested for the

final VMI tally. The clock then

showed only 45 seconds remaining

in the game.

George Chumbley and Stu Felvey

both Richmonders seemed to

have been inspired by their home

town crowd as they both performd

magnificently. Chumbley was stellar

both on defense and offense.


First downs 16 9

Rushing yardage 225 63

Passing yardage 151 59

Passes attempted 24 11

Passes completed 12 6

Passes Intercepted 2 1

(Continued On Page 6)

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At a meeting last Wednesday, the Commandant of Cadets

announced to the Corps certain changes in the administration

of barracks. For the most part these changes were reinstatements

of conditions which existed previously, but which had

been nullified earlier this year. A complete list of the changes

made is given in the General Committee Column below; this

editorial is intended to discuss some of these revisions and

the general effect they may be expected to have.

The change with the greatest effect on the corps will undoubtedly

be that of the extension of lights until 11:30 p.m.

In addition to alleviating many of the bad conditions existing

in the study rooms, it can be expected to give the corps more

time for extra-curricular activities, to be used as desired.

Those men wno wish to study may do so without relying on

crowded study rooms, and those men who wish to sleep may

sleep. The continuation of the study rooms is also a good idea,

since these rooms can be used to resolve those conflicts about

"lights on" versus "lights out" which may arise.

Despite some of the rumblings which have been coming

from barracks, a little consideration will show that the continuation

of the General Committee curtailment of physical

correction of new cadets is for the best. It is hard to shake

off the traditions of long years, but the last year should have

proved to all that physical correction is not a prerequisite for

producing men of whom VMI can justly be proud.

The opinions voiced by alumni are almost unanimously

against physical correction. This fact is given more weight

by the fact that these men are products of the "Old Corps,"

and have obviously seen in later life that the treatment they

received as rats did not impart to them anything of particular

benefit in later life.



Purpose of This Column

Since there are always rumors

circulating the stoops regarding

verdicts and decisions reached and

made by the general committee

and honor court, it might well be

stated that the purpose of this

column is two-fold—the first purpose

being: to acquaint the corps

with the Honor Court and General

Committee and secondly to inform

the corps promptly and accurately

of verdicts and decisions reached

by the respective committees. It

is the sincere wish of all the members

of the Honor Court and General

Committee that every man in

the corps of cadets be so informed

and consequently both organizations

wish to thank the "Cadet"

wholeheartedly for its presentation

of this outlook to the corps.

Last Friday night the commandant

presented to the corps of

cadets the Superintendent's reconsideration

of the agreement made

between the Class of '50-B and the

Institute, concerning changes in

the Rat line. It will be remembered

by some in the corps that

both the Institute and the corps of

cadets, made concessions—and a

satisfactory agreement was reached.

Since that time, there had been

some questions in the minds of

both Institute and cadet corps of

"where the line was to be drawn"

on certain issues. So, at the request

of the Superintendent, the

General Committee voted on the

issues brought forth on the "Green

Committee" sheet and changed

some of them.

The first question that pops into

one's mind would naturally be that

of weekends. Are there any

changes The answer is an emphatic

No! Weekends will remain

the same for all classes.

Next comes the matter of late

lights. The General Committee

recomended that the Institute reinstate

the system used last year

(i.e., taps, 22:30—lights out, 2330).

The Institute made only a slight

change in this recommendation for

taps is now to be at 2300 and

lights out at 2330. Along this line,

it also might be noted that the

General Committee's advocacy of

the retention of study rooms was

followed by the Institute with the

condition that if not enough cadets

utilize these rooms, they would be


Thirdly, the General Committee

recommended that upper classmen

with dykes be able to have their

hay down at SRC (it must be

pointed out that the General Committee

voted this,on a temporary

basis for it may fluctuate in the

future according to the number of

new cadets enrolled. The General

Committee felt that this policy was

only fair—since Rats dyking second

classmen were likely to have

their study time interrupted when

they put their dyke's hay down.

This also met with the approval of

the Institute.

The point not mentioned by

Colonel Pancake in his address

last Friday night also met the approval

of the Institute; that point

being ,that a cadet must accompany

any Institute officer speaking

to a body of prospective cadets.

Now we come to a point of primary

interest to the corps, that of

"finning-out." General Committee

voted to uphold the "Green Committee's"

decision on this point—

"finning-out" is out! The extent of

physical correction of a new cadet

is to be the brace.

There hi*s vcet, a mange in the

process for notification of a cadet

sent to General Committee. Any

man who has been sent to G. C.

has to be notified within 24 hours

OR a reasonable length of time.

The General Committee empathatically

stressed that there

would be no broken promises this

year. Rats will be let out of the

Rat line at the discretion of the

General Committee and that organization

will also determine the

manner in which the Rats are to

be released. What about Turnabout

Day There will be a Turntermined

by the General Committee

and the discretion of the General


The commandant also brought

out Friday night the Institute's

approval of G. C.'s re-recommendation

of giving the First Classmen

permission to visit OTHER First

Class rooms during CQ.

The last point is one of great

controversy. The General Committee

recommended that old cadets

be allowed to have Rats in their

rooms during RQ for corrective

purposes. The Institute answered

this recommendation by stating

that all cadets of the First and

Second Classes would be allowed

to have Rats in their rooms during

RQ—but that the only Third

Classmen allowed to have Rats in

Glee Club

Continued From Page 1

cellent opportunity for a good

season as far as talent is concerned.

Only six of the eight men

composing last years club have

graduated, leaving 74 experienced

cadets with good voices, many of

whom have been club members for

several years.

If this year's rat class is like

those in the past, there should be

within its numbers many young

men of excellent voice eager for

an opportunity to try for a permanent

place on the club roster.

Tryouts will begin soon under the

supervision of the executive committee,

and it is supposed by them

that a large number of new cadets

will turn out to be tested for their

singing ability.

A definite schedule of concerts

has not been set for the coming

season, but the past history of the

club would indicate that this year

the cadets will be singing as before

in the principal cities of Virginia

as well as in concerts in some of

the neighboring states.

Colonel Irby

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tion to exercise better control of

the unit. As the battle raged on,

he remained in the extremely

dangerous position directing effective

fire, which inflicted heavy

casualties on the hostile force.

When the battalion was ordered to

return tp the base, Colonel Irby

remained behind to coordinate air

strikes on enemy emplacements."

The citation further explains that

the officer's leadership and

courage made the success of the

patrol possible and that his conduct

reflected credit on the service.

Col. Irby's wife and son, "Butch"

are now residing in Alberta, Virginia.


Voice Of The Turtle

Last week in preparation for one

of the Corps' bi-annual marches

on Wilson field, the troops were

treated to a grand occasion. I refer,

of course, to the firm but fair,

frivolous Friday fiasco, the most

fouled-up formation ever formulated

by a fiend. What could have

been adequately presented in 45

minutes was turned into a two

hour extravaganza. The only redeeming

feature of the whole

afternoon was the track meet

staged by the Cadet Officers and

non-coms who fell all over themselves

double-timing from one end

of the field to the other. Best form

was exhibited by Red "Gundar

Haag" Austermann, while Brisbane

Brown seemed to be the speediest.

The new look has come to the

Second Battalion Staff, consisting

of "Snap" Lane, and "Crackle"

Shoaf, and "Pop" Berke, VMI's

answer to Rice Krispies. (You

don't even have to add milk to

hear these boys.) Shades of Jon

Minear. This devastating trio has

come up with a revolutionary

method of changing posts that can

best be compared to a crossbuck

out of a T formation, with sound

effects thrown in.

Wonder what happened to the

Board of Visitors' discussion concerning

the Pledge System. There

was much wailing and gnashing of

teeth but not much action. This

however, seems to be S.O.P. for

the Corps' dealing with the Institute

this year. We get a lot of talk

about talk and nothing more.

OGA in Action

Congratulations to the 0. G. A.

i Committee which swung into

j action last week. By having a

| separate group to deal with minor

Rat offenses, maybe the G. C. can

regain some of its prestige. And

by having something useful for

the O.G.A. to do besides run

around in capes, perhaps that organization

will benefit too. A

strong O.G.A. could be of unlimited

help in restoring the control of

barracks to the hands of the

Corps where it belongs.


Looks like we don't go to Atlanta

after all. There just weren't

enough millionaires to swing the

deal. Of course, the powers that

be didn't give the corps too much

encouragement, but even a diehard

like me recognized that 329

isn't a very good representation of

the Corps. On to Williamsburg to

gaze at the fine colonial homes!

Goodby Good Old Days

Looks like the days of roaming

the stoops improperly dressed are

gone forever. It's not safe to even

stand in your doorway in less than

a coatee and shako. However, with

the way sentinels are getting kicked

off the guard teams left and

right, you can't blame them for

being chicken. So, button up your

blouses, boys, and prepare for a

long cold winter. That Goshen

road can be awful nasty with the

snow on the ground.

Understand that quite a few

readers were displeased to no end

about some of my copy last week.

Let me take this opportunity to

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Don't ever put anything off,

always do it when the time comes.

I have good reason to say this

because this column kept me up

till the wee hours, but t'was fun,

honest. The best thing to do in

such a case is to take an institution

in barracks and review it, so

here goes.

Last week the Glee Club had a

meeting and was greeted by its

new director, Lt. Ash Harrison,

former president of the club, who

has agreed to direct the club in

the absence of Colonel Dillard this

year. By the way, I saw the good

Colonel a few days ago on his

visit here and he was happy that

he's finally been able to get away

to do some studying, sound funny

He misses the club at VMI very

much, though not as much as the

club and the English majors miss

him. After much urging by the

gang, the Colonel walked up and

directed them through one song,

and it was like old times to all

present. A few songs and I think

we could have held him there for

good, but thats another story. Anyway,

the "Glee Team" enjoyed the

refresher course and sounded

better from then on.

From what I've gathered from

the officers, the Glee Club this

year will not hold as many concerts

and appearances as in the

past. Appearances this year will

probably consist of visits to the

surrounding women's college over

the state, Wow! That sounds good

to me. Don't get killed in the

rush to join, boys, there's room

for one or two more, maybe! With

the club practicing numbers they

had down to perfection last year,

things shouldn't be too gloomy,

hope not anyway

From standing outside of J. M.

Hall and listening to the VMI Commanders

the other night, a pesserby

would never know that the

backbone of the outfit had depart

ed in June. It was a surprise to

me and several other "guests" in

J. M. Hall to hear the first practice

of the Fall Term go off so well.

Reinforced with several new faces

(Minks, and even a newly) they

played some songs popular at

dances all over the state and are

ready to start on new music which

will arrive any day. Rumors have

it that they have already been

contracted to play for the Annual

Highway Convention to be held

soon. New Arrangements such as,

"Mixed Emotions," "I Get Ideas"

and "Because of Yon" should be

ready by this date. I'll let you

know the why's and wherefores

of the band real soon.

I was scooped last week on the

dance band to play for Opening

Hops, but can assure you it won't

happen again! The most versatile

musician to appear here in years,

Lennie Love (Original name too)

is the sparkling attraction in Dean

Hudson's ork. His tinkling piano

is the "hub around which the

whole band moves" (Hm, whom

did I quote) Vocalist, arranger,

songwriter, and pianist.


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Little has been published in the

newspapers lately about the construction

of five new super-airfields

in French Morocco. Although this

may seem a minor incident of little

importance, it actually shows the

basic American foreign policy in


Some strategists have advanced

the theory that we might still be

able to defend Africa if Europe is

overrun by the Red hordes. It

could serve, as it did during World

War II, as a base from which to

direct operations for another invasion

of the European Continent.

These super-airfields are being

hurried into working order as an

essential part of the Atlantic Pact

Defense. When completed, they

will be capable of launching huge

flights of superbombers to raid the

enemy. These bases will blanket

the sections of the war area that

American and English based

planes will not have in range. The

third main operation of the bases

will be to cover shipping in the

Mediterranean Sea. Important convoys

of oil and other supplies can

be cut off from Russia with sufficient

air strength.

The main supply base is to be

built at Nauaceur. This location is'

only seventy-five miles from Casa- j

blanca. Here it will be possible to

have better facilities for maintenance,

repair, and storage of equip- 1

ment. Pipe lines will link the four

other bases with the main supply;

for fuel. There will also be a pipeline

to the coast to bring in oil

from tankers. The Commander of

the supply base will be Major

General A. J. Olds of the Fifth

Air Force.

These bases are slowly swinging

the balance of air power in Europe

to the West, much to the consternation

of the Russians. A

major problem has to be settled

before there is any co-operation

between the acting nations. There

is an intense feeling of nationalism

from Dakar to Alexandria, much

the same as that in Iran. Some

Americans have, by their business

methods aroused the feeling of the

natives against the foreign capitalists.

Although they have recognized

the problem, the State Department

had not been able to alleviate

the situation. Construction

jobs and business expansion in underdeveloped

areas always attract

some undesirable characters. Many

of these have come to this section

of Africa and are causing most of

the trouble.

Flames of revolt are about to

burst forth from the smouldering

embers of discontent that are developing

in the native sections. If

the State Department can not impress

the American expeditionary

forces with their position in the

touchy situation, the Atlantic Pact

Nations are in danger of loosing

all sites for bases in Africa. This

would be a great catastrophe to

the defense of the Western countries.

Southern Seminary

Extends Hop Invitation

To All New Cadets

Invitations have been issued by

the Hop Committee and the Stu

dent Body of Southern Seminary

and Junior College to the Fourth

Class at Virginia Military Institute

for a dance in their honor on

October 6th from eight until

twelve. While final arrangements

have not been made, it is hoped

that the V.M.I. Commanders will

furnish the music. Any members

of the other classes at V.M.I. who

have friends at Southern Seminary

and have made dates with them

are also invited. Those Fourth

Classmen who wish to obtain dates

in advance may do so by getting

in touch with Miss Evelyn

Knoepfle or Miss Dorothy Whittlesey,

who are co-chairmen of the

Hop Committee.


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him. If this happens then Hollywood

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to the ranks slowly fading away

from prominence, in whose number

already are to be found Randolph

Scott, Walter Preston, John

Garfield, Edward - G. Robinson,

Humphrey Bogart and others. The

redeeming feature of casting

Powell thus is that an enjoyable

film is made from a second-rate



fine supporting cast to Powell in

teh personages of Paula Raymond

and Adolph Menjou. Powell is the

hero who serves justice upon the

criminals with a great deal of

treachery and underhanded dealings

thrown in. Captured, death

seems more than once to hold him

in its grips, but fortunately he

escapes to finish the movie in fine




Thurs., Fri., Sat.

Last Wednesday saw the advent

on the Lexington scene of a new

import from Italy, Pier Angeli, in

TERESA. Her performance was

fine despite what might be said

for the plot. HERE COMES THE

GROOM brings forward another

Italian, Anna Maria Alberghetti,

who chooses to be known only by

her first two names. The young

lady is a soprano of not unmentionable

excellence who lacks but

experience—she has but thirteen

years—to put her in the first rank

of her profession.

Anna Maria is not the primary

drawing card of HERE COMES

THE GROOM however. The old

songbird himself, Bing Crosby, is.

Paramount also gives the movie

goer the pelasure of seeing fine

actors and actresses in this trip

to the light fantastic. Jane Wyman,

Alexis Smith, Franchot Tone,

and James Barton are all present,

rendering superb performances.

The plot deals with Crosby, an

overseas reporter, and his troubles

with Wyman, his Stateside fiancee.

To complicate things Crosby

adopts two European war orphans.

With excellent songs and Miss


GROOM is most entertaining—an

unncessary understatement.


FROGMEN—Sun., Mon.

The several services have all

been played up in recent years,

even the infantry. After that extreme

movie felt obligated to show

how all the people who fought the

war in an unpleasant manner

lived. Thus FROGMEN came into

existence. It is the story of the

underwater demolition crews and

their trials and tribulations.

Richard Widmark has the lead

in FROGMEN, and is ably supported

by Dana Andrews and Gary

Merrill. As an unyielding commander

he makes himself most unpopular

with the "troops," as it

were, for his matter-of-fact way of

doing things. Andrews is his chief

petty offlcer. The two never see

eye to eye on any matters, and


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only Merrill, as the ship's officer,

holds them together.

Service ribbons are in order for

the cast of this play. It was filmed

off Norfolk and the Virgin Islands

in the winter. The cast spent half

their time beneath the surface of

the water. Pneumonia, sea sickness,

and other illnesses left the

crew of the play not too happy.

Perhaps the only member of the

cast who felt no ills was a young

lad from California who spent his

time on his back in bed with a

broken hip—in the show.

The movie is very good and



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cute cigarette tests. It didn't take him long to dig out

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most factual. Perhaps the deeds acting, though the latter two

of the "frogmen" put the movie points are not to be overlooked,

across better than their words and RATING very good.

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The following few paragraphs

concerning former VMI and Old

Dominion college football stars

are reprinted for the interest of

all local fans.

Reprint in part from the Chicago

Daily Tribune, September 10, 1951,

by liarry Warren.

Eagles Deal Packers

First Defeat, 14-10

Adrian Burke, who came from

thc defunct Baltimore Colts,

shouldered the passing burden for

the Eagles. He completed six of

14 attempts for 74 yards and one


was the most effective Packer

passer, completing 13 out of 25

for 123 yards and the only Green

Bay touchdown.


back, was the most consistent

ground gainer for the Eagles with

31 yards in five attempts. JACK

CLOUD, young Green Bay fullback,

was the outstanding ball

carrier on the field, rolling up 65

yards in 15 attempts, while Billy

Grimes, the Packer halfback from

Oklahoma A and M, turned in the

most spectacular play with a 48

yard punt return.

The Packers' first completed

pass signaled their lone successful

touchdown drive later in the

period. THOMASON passed to Bob

Mann for 13 from the Green Bay

19, and with the aid of two interference

penalties, Green Bay advanced

to the Eagles' 32. THOMA-

SON passed to CLOUD for 18

yards but the latter ran up a 5

yard penalty for attempting to toss

the ball forward to Breezy Reid.

Then THOMASON passed to Reid

in the end zone. Ted Fritsch added

the extra point.



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The weeks roll on and still no

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intramural football season. However,

most of the companies have

been holding workouts on the Hill.

To this date Dog and Fox have

had no organized practices, but

many of their ace performers have

been out getting into shape on

their own.

Charlie Co.'s Gnomes have been

holding secret workouts — they

won't scrimmage anyone. Ernie

Jones and crew must be coming

up with a new type of attack, or

else they're worried about those

pre-season injuries.

A Co. was slow getting started,

but the boys seem to be rounding

into shape quickly. If last year's

champs can keep Valack away

from the movies and out on the

playing field, they stand a fair

chance to repeat last year's win.

Already on the injured list is

Reed Johnson, stellar tackle lured

away from the Varsity Meat

Squad. However, he's expected to

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Man "Blair" Thomas may still

have a good year or two left in


Baker and Easy companies have

had more workouts than the rest

to date as both Army Wellford

and Nutz have been working their

boys hard. Byron and Justis have

been doing most of the passing

for the first batallion lads, but

Wellford has high praise for a

new matriculate Dusty Rhodes. As

usual, Lee Rogers is the favorite


"Pinky" Nyman hasn't rounded

into mid-season form yet, but Na

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The newly coached William and

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Nugent men one of the biggest obstacles

in their quest for the

coveted state and conference

crowns. The squadron bulled their

way last year to a 25 to 15 thriller

in the "Star" City of Roanoke, and

this was W and M's first loss to

an Old Dominion team since 1940

when the Keydets played the

Indians to a scoreless tie. With

the breaking of the tribe skein,

which stretched over an entire

decade, the Indians are pointing

for this year's battle with



Lewis at Quarter

With coach Marvin Bass, a former

W and M star, as their new

coach, the Indians look strong in

every department. As most teams

go today, no position on the Indians

squad is locked up. The

tribe has a lot of talented sophomores

and some pretty good freshmen.

Sophomores are counted on

very heavily in the backfield, except

for Dickie Lewis, who is experiencing

his first year as a "Teeparty"

host. Lewis is also a running

threat on the quick opening

split-T offense.

Other standouts in the braves

lineups are halfbacks Ed Weber,

Ed Mioduszewski (pronounced

Med-o-shes-ski) and powerful Tom

Koller. Weber, 5-10, 200 pounds,

is considered a fine professional

prospect who runs hard, inside or

out. Just for kicks he ran the

hundred yard dash in 9.8 seconds,

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feet, 10 inch Koller bounces off

with 195 pounds of brawn. Along

with Koller, coach "Moose" Bass

is counting on Tom Lipski to give

the Keydet defense trouble. Koller

and Lipski were big guns in

Spring drlils and have met the test

this year in the Fall opener. Lipski,

a fullback of the old school,

stands 6 feet and packs 205

pounds. He is considered a powerhouse

and devastating type of

runner, who would sooner run

over an opponent than around

him. Bass smiles when either of

these two lads come into the conversation.

Bass stated that he is counting

heavily on some of his veteran

players to bear the brunt of offense

and defense. Boys like "Big

John" Kreamcheck, George Zupko,

and Sam Lupo will be tough on the

Big Red. At 6-4 and 235 pounds,

a lot is to be expected, and as

"Big John" goes so do the fortunes

of victory for the Indian's

defense. Lupo and Zupko, both

seniors, are tried and true veterans.

Senior tackle Zupko is 6-2,

208 pounds while Lupo stands 5-10

and weighs 195 pounds. Jerry

Sazio is a likely defensive tackle

who will see a lof of action. Jerry

is 6 feet and 200 pounds, and a

shining light on defense.

Deep in Centers

The center slot is manned four

deep with lettermen. Leading the

pack of pivotmen is Ted Filer

along with Don Layne, both 225

pounders. Also vieing for the

center duty are lettermen Hilly

Wilson, 190, and Clyde Witt, 210.

However, Filer is the likely choice

in the defensive middle linebacker

position and is considered the








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hardest worker on the reservation.

At end, lanky Curtis Knlpht

looks like Vito Ragazzo on one of •*

his better days. The tall, 6-2, 190

pounder, looms as a starter on offense.

Other notables as defensive

wingmen on the '51 Indians are

Hal Bates, 6-1, 190 pounds, Sonny

Cowling, 6-3, 209 pounds, and

John Bednarik, 6 feet, 205 pounds

and brother of the famous Penn

All-American, "Chuck the Clutch."

With Dick Lewis set at Quarterback,

Ed Mioduszewski, and Tom

Koller at the halfbacks, and either

Bill Bowman or Frank Lipski at

fullback, the tribe will present the,,

best set of running backs seen in

Williamsburg since the days of

the old Indians. Just recently, Tom

Feamster, 6-7, 240 pound replica

of Leon Hart, and Knight, picked

on the first string All-American""

freshman team by Collier's magazine,

give Bass' backs plenty of top

notch targets for aerials. This In-i

dian squad looks rugged again

this year and it should present another

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'51 Season

Opener, 20-8

Colonel Sterling Heflin led the

1951 version of the Gliding Squadron,

the Junior Varsity, which consists

of the sixth string varsity

players and several complete

teams of "Rats," to Staunton last

Saturday to test the Cadets of

Staunton Military Academy. The

J. V. was handicapped by the lack

of practice, as the team has worked

together as a unit only four

times, and as a result bowed 20-8.

Their ineptitude at crucial moments

was clearly shown in the

first half. Two of the S.M.A. scores

followed pass interceptions, and

the third was set up by a 30 yard

punt return by Charlie Pollock to

the VMI 40. In that series, Pollock

and John Popson made a first

down on the 28 and collaborated

for a second one on the 18. Bucky

Vest then hit one of the ends, Mai

Crutchfield, was a pass on the five.

Pollock rammed over left tackle

for the score as the first quarter

ended. Vest added the extra point

from placement. Minutes later

S.M.A. was roling again, as Popson

intercepted Frank Walter's

pass and returned it to the VMI

11 yard line. Pollock was then

stopped only six inches short of

the goal, from where he scored

on the next play. Vest's try for

the placement was no good. S.M.A.

cashed in on another interception

and returned the ball to the VMI

23. The Keydet line held and took

over the ball on downs only to

lose it again on Fred Jacques'

fumble on their 16. Vest took to

the air with a 15 yard touchdown

pass to Dick Gunnoe and then converted

the extra point to give SMA

a 20-0 lead at half time.


Of the Week

Both offensive and defensive

backs of the Fyling Squadron deserve

a lot of credit for their play

in the Richmond rout. Of all the

stellar performances, A. J. Marchand's

contribution was the "shot

in the arm" that gave the keydets

such a decisive victory. To Alvin

Joseph goes the honor this week.

A. J. proved himself a true T

quarterback by engineering both

the air and running game of the

squadron. The first time the Big

Red got its hands on the ball, the

Marchand guided Keydets struck

for a touchdown by moving 65

yards in five plays. The dark, curly

haired senior showed good choice

in his selection of plays and moved

the keydets from the VMI 35 to

the Richmond goal-line. Agai.n

midway in the second period the

Baton Rouge, Louisianian piloted

a 60 yard march and swept end

for the last ten yards and pay


Again and again the insertion

of Al in the Keydet lineup stirred

the attack of the offense. A. J.

moved the Keydets from VMI

territory to the gates of the Richmond

goal. His passes to Petree

plus the boot-leg runs around end

moved the Keydet club from goalline

to goal-line throughout the

game. Outstanding was A. J.'s

jaunt from the one foot line to

the VMI 34, and his "keep" run

of nineteen yards in the second


Back of the Week, Al Marchand

won his letter in football as a

fullback and substitute quarterback

last year. He has also received

a monogram in baseball

while at the Institute. A. J. is

worthy of this award for his outstanding

play in Saturday night's


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With such outstanding play as

was demonstrated by the entire

forward wall this past Saturday

night, it is again a problem to pin

the title on an individual. Because

of the sterling and equal

play of' George St. John and

Stewart Felvey, the throne will

have to be shared by the two.

Both were outstanding defensively

and their driving brand of football

went unnoticed by very few

as the Keydets down the Spiders.

The two seniors are not only

equal in the type of ball they

play but also in size. Tipping the

scales at approximately 175, they

give away a lot of poundage to

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In the second half Ray Collins

blocked one of Vest's punts for

VMI's first score. The ball rolled

out of the end zone for an automatic

safety and two points. Bill

Moxley took SMA's kickoff and

sprinted from his 38 to the SMA

39. He then carried the ball on

four successive plays to the 25.

Chris Holland got three, and then

Nick Servidio drove to the, 14, to

the 3, and on the next play smashed

through for a touchdown. Royce

Jones' try for the extra point was

blocked by the hard charging SMA

line. The remainder of the game

was a battle of the lines, with

neither side able to sustain an

offensive drive down the field.

The award of J. V. "Lineman

of the Week" goes to Jim McCallum,

a terrific offensive center

from Washington, D. C. Also

figuring high in the voting were

Chip Lazarus of Roanoke, who

played 60 minutes at guard, and

Frank Newman of Florida for his

stellar performance at defensive


The J. V. "Back of the Week"

award goes to VMI's version of

the "Jersey Jolter," Nick Servidio.

The 215 pound fullback gained

constantly through the massive

SMA forward wall and appears

ready to move up to the varsity.

Bill Moxley, from nearby, Glasgow,

and Servidio's alternate at

the fullback slot, also picked up

considerable yardage and gave

promise of being potential varsity

material. Bill Greene of Chevy

Chase, Md., weighing all of 123

pounds, played a great game at

defensive halfback, breaking up

three passes and having two good

punt returns, one for 24 yards.

The J. V.'s next engagement is

on Alumni Field Friday, October

12, against the Cavayearlings of

the U. Va. Col. Heflin and his

aides, line coach "Fats" Coulson,

end coach "Windy" Shay, all predict

a vast improvement in the

team as a result of two more weeks

practice between games and expect

to deplume the Wahoos.

Notes: Frank Boxley looked

good on the quarterback-keep and

gained considerable yardage on it.

VMI managed to complete only

two passes in the entire game, and

wasn't able to penetrate SMA

territory until the second half,

when the J. V.'s played vastly improved

ball. Bill Quinlan, lanky

pass snatching end of SMA, plans

to enter the Institute next year.

Bucky Vest, the SMA quarterback,

.amazed the fans with his bullentlike

passes and his booming punts.

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not participate in high school. He

decided to give the sport a try

when he became a junior and

promptly worked his way in as the

flfst alternate for defensive end

duty on "guts" and fight alone.

His lack of experience hurt at

times but he convinced both his

coaches and opponents that players

with fight and desire to win

like his do not stay on the bench

long. Felvey has been a regular

as right defensive end in all games

so far this year and has been

sensational in all, but he reached

a new peak Saturday as he was

directly responsible for stopping

Spider runners well behind the

line of scrimmage on several occasions.

Stewart hails from Richmond

and is a senior in ivil Engineering.

George St. John is comparatively

small for a defensive guard but

he makes up for his lack of heft,

doubly, in hard charging and

never-say-die tactics. Because he

has been hindered by a shoulder

separation which finally required

an operation, he has not been

able to demonstrate his real worth

until this year as a gridiron performer.

George was right in the

middle of practically every defensive

play against Richmond and

when he hit, everyone in the

stadium knew it. George comes

from Salem, Virginia where he

was an outstanding high school

player. He is a first classman and

majoring in Liberal Arts.


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Punts 3 6

Punting average 37 34.5

Fumbles lost 2 2

Yards penalized 80 40






G. C. Speaks

(Continued From Page 2)

their rooms would be corporals

correcting men in their squads,

The officers of the class of 1954

protested this, since it would virtually

take the Rat line out of the

hands of the Third Class, where it

rightfully belongs. Upon such a

protest the presidents of all three

classes went to the Superintendent

and discussed the situation with

him. It was finally agreed that

Third Classmen would be able to

have Rats in their rooms—and

that's the way it stands now—ALL









If there are any questions about

anything taken up in this column

or not taken up in it, it is the

sincerest wish of the General Committee

that they be submitted to

the "Cadet" and they will be answered

in the next week's edition.

All cadets are urged to do this,

for it's your General Committee,

your Honor Court, and your VMI.

Three Cadets

Will Attend

Tribune Forum

On October 22, 23, and 24 the

New York Herald Tribune Forum

will be held in New York City

at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

This forum is sponsored annually

by the New York Herald Tri-

bune, and its overall purpose is to

get world leaders to meet and

discuss international problems before

students, professors and other

men and women interested in

world affairs.

This forum will be attended by

three first class history majors

Cadets Navas, Stringer, Coulson

and Captain Gilliam, the faculty


This year's forum will focus on

bridging the gap t>etween today's

scientific development and the

application of ethical standards.

The range will be wide, from a

consideration of what standards

of integrity may be expected of

politicians and government officials

to a discussion of the personal

adjustments each student

must make in the face of increasing

mobilization and military


Section II of the forum will be

on mobilization and military training

and it has primarily arranged

for students and professors.

Capt. S. A. Farris

Receives Prmotion

The Defense Department has

announced the promotion to Major

of Captain Stephen A. Farris, a

member of the VMI Air R.O.T.C.

staff. Major Farris, who is a graduate

of West Point, Class of 1944,

is attached to the Administration

and Logistics section of the Air

Science Department.

During the war the Major served

with the 301st Fighter Wing based

on Okinawa. He was more recently

attached to the 10th Air Force

and was stationed at the Selfridge

Air Force Base in Michigan where

he acted as operations officer.

Major Farris, whose home town

is Swoyersville, Pennsylvania, resides

with his wife and three



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