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The Cadet. VMI Newspaper. April 28, 1952 - New Page 1 [www2.vmi ...

The Cadet. VMI Newspaper. April 28, 1952 - New Page 1 [www2.vmi ...

The Cadet. VMI Newspaper. April 28, 1952 - New Page 1 [www2.vmi

VOLUME XLII VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE, LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA. APRIL 28, 1952 NUMBER 26 Ike^ Kef Oliver Top Balloting In Cadet Poll Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Sen. Estes Kefauver, carrying 65 percent and 43 percent respectively, of their party's nominating votes won the Republican and Democratic nomination for the presidency in a mock election held at VMI during the past week as part of the Virginia collegiate poll conducted by the University of Virginia's "Cavalier Daily." The primary, which was sponsored by the "Cadet," was conducted in room-to-room fashion in barracks and saw 649 members or 74.92 percent of the corps voting. Staff members polled 155 Democratic and 494 Republican cadets. A prepared slate was offered but reasonable write-in votes were accepted. Eisenhower received 320 of the 649 total votes cast, in easily outdistancing his nearest competitor Senator Taft. Taft, who is currently leading in the gathering of delegates for the actual Republican convention, garnered only 125 Republican pointers. Stassen made a showing that closely paralleled that which he has been making in the race for convention delegates, procuring a scant 15 man group's support at VMI. California's Warren managed to double the total achieved by Stassen in gathering his cadet support. Thirty men gave him the nod giving him a little over 6 percent-of the Republican vote. It is of interest that only one acceptable writein candidate was forwarded by the barracks members of the GOP, Gen. MacArthur receiving a four vote total. The race was found to be more spirited in the Democratic race and saw Kefauver clinging to a six vote lead over Georgia's Russell as the election deadline arrived. A run-down of other potential nominees shows Barkley possessing two votes, doubling the rotes gathered by Kerr and MclAahon. Seven of the writers-in refused to believe the President's renunciation of the nomination and gave him their all-one vote eack Other men receiving write-in votes were Douglas with one and Stevenson with three markers. Mr. Faullmer Is President Of State C of C WORTHINGTON FAULKNER Worthington Faulkner of Glasgow is the new president of the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce, after his election in Richmond last Saturday. Faulkner is the only man to serve as president of the State Chamber of Commerce and of the Virginia Manufacturers Association. He served one year in the latter post in 1950. Faulkner is general manager of the Blue Ridge division the James Lees & Sons Company at (Contnued on page 6) Easter Hops Feature Coronation, Concert, And Music of Prima MISS PAT MATHES Mr. Satterfield Talks To ACS About Cement Mr. James M. Satterfield, Sales Representative of Ifae Lone Star Cement Corporation of the Roanoke plant, presented a talk on the cement industry last Wednesday evening to the VMI Chapter of the American Chemical Society. Mr. Satterfield, who is a graduate of the Institute, began his talk by relating a few of his own experiences while here. After emphasizing the importance of a college degree to anyone who is entering the chemical profession, he briefly explained the several steps in the production of Portland Cement. To illustrate his talk Satterfield presented a sound color film, "The Drama of Portland Cement," which described in great detail the several stages of its manufacture, beginning with the initial quarrying of the limestones and proceeding through the pulverzing of the stone, its baking and then repulverizing, and ending with its bagging to be shipped to the distributors. After the film Satterfield explained the Lone Star operational set-up, and then ansewered questions from the floor. During the business meeting which followed it was decided that, if possible, the Chapter's May meeting would take the form of a quarter guard supper, at which several of the first classmen will present their thesis to the society. The supper and will complete the activities of the VMI chapter for this school year. The coronation of "Miss Easters," rainstorms, an afternoon concert and tea dance, and the trumpet and orchestra of Louis Prima highlighted the events of the 1952 Spring Hops held last Friday through Sunday. Miss Barbara Hunley was crowned as VMI's "Miss Easters" by Mrs. Frank R. Pancake at a ceremony presented by the Hop Committee during the Friday night dance. Miss Hunley and her court with their escorts took part in a short figure before being presented with favors by the commandant and his wife. The new queen, who is a senior at Southern Seminary, was escorted by Chris Holland of the First Class. She was voted the most attractive girl in her class earlier in the year and is engaged to Holland. The member of her court representing the class of 1952 was Miss Peggy Flippen of Richmond, who was escorted by Keith Bleecker and who is a graduate of the Collegiate School for Girls in Richmond. - Representing the Second Class was Barbara Williams of Kingsport, Tenn., who was escorted during the ceremony by Harry Johnson. "Miss 1954" was Pat Mathes of Richmond, while "Miss 1955" was Ruth Ann Gee, also of Richmond. The former was escorted by Buddy Addison and the latter by Billy Nolley. The queen and her court entered the dance floor through an arch centered in a make-believe garden containing a multi-colored chemical fountain and the traditional display of shako, sabre, breast plate, and white gloves. Members of the Hop Committee and their dates formed a lane past which the royalty moved to receive their ribbons and favors. The music of Louis Prima, which varied from the soft strains of "Tenderly" to the fast and furious rhythm of "Oh, Babe" was received with much enthusiasm by the large crowds attending both the dances and the concert on Saturday afternoon. The dancers presentations' requested again and again tte novelty numbers that feaHwd the talented trumpet of Prima or the versatile voice of vocalist Keely Smith, but found the orchestra's presentation of danceable music to be the equal, both qualitatively and quantitatively, of that of many a more heralded dance band. Popular ballads like "Blue Moon," "How High The Moon," "Tenderly," "Anytime," "I'll Walk Alone," and "Wheel of Fortune," fared well under the arranging hand of Prima and requested often by the cadets and their dates. It was during his concert that Louis let loose with a portion of his more famous lineup of novelty numbers, and showed the crowd more of his comedian-like antics and acts. The first half of the concert saw numbers like "Angelina," "Yea, Yea, Yea," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "Oh Babe," and "Basin Street Blues" warmly received, while the second half was devoted to the Tea Dance that Claude Thornhill previously popularized at the Institute. Rain, which varied from the misty to the torrential variety, either threatened to fall or fell during most of the weekend. It not only spoiled the many picnics planned for Saturday and Sunday afternoon, but also—made impossible the presentation of the parade on Friday afternoon. The gym was decorated in pastel shades of red, white, and green in the traditional manner. The backdrop, which was painted by John Speth and committee, was an original and clever departure from the customary painting and represented a form of what may be called modern art. Gen. R. J. Marshall Reported Improving The condition of Major Gen. Richard J. Marshall, superintendent of Virginia Military Institute, has been reported "much improved" by Walter Reed Hospital. Gen. Marshall entered the hospital March 12 and suffered a slight stroke shortly afterwards. The hospital said he is now "progressing very well." Glee Club Gives Third Concert Of Spring Tour On Tuesday, April twenty second, the V. M. I. Glee Club presented its third concert of the Spring season in the Thomas Jefferson High School auditorium in Roanoke. An appreciative audience responded favorably to all the presentations. The first half of the concert included such numbers as, "Its A Grand Night For Singing", from State Fair, "Men Of Harleck," Adoramus Te," by Palestrina, and three choruses from Gilbert and Sullivan "Prin cess Ida". Cadet Larry Moise captured the spotlight in the first half of the program when he appeared as the tenor soloist in the "Ash Grove". As an encore he sang the lead part in the familiar Scotch folksong, "Comin' Through The Rye". The second portion of the program was introduced by a piano duet performed by two accompanists Francisco Gonzales and Wes Gray. The selection which the two had picked, according to the program, was the "Hungarian Dance No. 6" by Brahms. The audience was pleasantly amused, however, when the duo presented "Down Yonder" and "Sweet Georgia Brown" instead. The reason for the change was that Gonzales had been sick in the hospital and the two had not had the chance to prepare the number properly for the concert. The scond soloist of the evening was Parker Cross who has just recently become a member of the club. His selection, "Old Man River", was good enough to warrant a return to the stage. As an encore he presented the fami- (Contnued on page 6) AF ^General Vandenberg Will Speak On June 10 General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, has been selected to deliver the Finals address to the graduating class at the ceremony in Cocke Hall on June 10 when approximately 150 VMI first classmen will be graduated. The commencement ceremony will climax the activities held throughout the four days of the 1952 VMI finals. The General will undertake a task that was handled last year by W. Averell Harriman, now being considered for the presidential nomination. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, Class of 1923, and of the Air Service Flying "school at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas. His advanced training was received at the Air Service Advanced Flying School at Kelly Field, Texas. Prior to becoming the Chief of Staff, his title was Deputy Commander and Chief of Air Staff, a position which he held from April to June, 1947. Until April of that year he had been Director of Intelligence on the War Department General Staff and Director of Central Intelligence, from which position he returned to active duty with the Air Force. During the first year of the war. General Vandenberg assisted in the organization of the Air Forces in North Africa, and was appointed chief of staff for the 12th Air Force in the United Kingdom. In 1943 he took over the Northwest African Strategic Air Force and flew missions over Tunisia, Italy, Sardinia, Sicily, and Pantelleria. In the European theater in 1944, he was made Deputy Air Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Expeditionary Forces. In the summer of 1944, he became commanding general of the Ninth Air Force, in Great Britain, a post he held until he was named assistant chief of staff at Air Force Headquarters. During the war he was awarded the Silver Star, the Distinguish- GEN. HOYT S. VANDENBERG —US Air Force Photo Washington, D. C. ed Flying Cross, and the Legion of Merit, the latter award being given for his organizational work in Africa with the Northewest African Strategic Air Force. He had previously received tho Distinguished Service Medal for his services as a member of the Plans Division in the Office, Chief of Air Corps, and as operations and training officer of the Air Staff in 1939. It was in this year that he had gradauted from a three year course at the Army War College. It is of interest that the General is a rated command pilot, combat observer, aircraft observer, and technical observer, and that for a large number of sorties against the enemy during the war, he received the Air Medal and four Oak Leaf Clusters. He also posstssM the Bronze Star.

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