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The Cadet. VMI Newspaper. November 03, 1961 - New Page 1 ...

The Cadet. VMI Newspaper. November 03, 1961 - New Page 1 ...

The Cadet. VMI Newspaper. November 03, 1961 - New Page 1

WELCOME CITADEL CADETSVOLUME L\ VIRGINIA MILITARY Il^STITUTE, LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA, NOVEMBER 3. 1961 NUMBER 6jOfficial ID CardsWill Give CadetsMany AdvantagesSome question has arisen latelyamong members of the Corps asto why each cadet will be requiredto possess an official VMI indent!-fication card in the future.It seems that last year a VRllidentification card showed up inthe hands of a prep school studentin Connecticut. This card, signedby one Colonel J> M. Hall, was onlyone of many that have appearednot only in the Lexington vicinity,but in all parts of the country.Needless to say, these cards wereunofficial, unauthorized, and unlawful.Moreover, each of thesecards was a deception in that itbore the forged signature of a nonexistentperson. Many of them alsocontained false information.In an effort to eliminate the useof these fraudulent cards,- theSuperintendent has adopted andapproved an official VMI identificationcard. This card will be used toidentify the holder as being enrolledat. VMI and establish hiscorrect birth date. In this coni^ection,it may be used to secure»,>^duced transportation rates onsome public carriers, especiallyduring holiday periods; it may.beI, , used to obtaiiv student rates atisome hotels or to cash checks andm^e other financial transactions.I J There are, of course, many in-\i ; stances when a person is calledf upon to identify himself and thesecards may help when a cadet lacksother means of identifying himself.The ID cards have been prepared3 and . will be distributed to cadetsin the next few days. Each man, should keep, his card in his posses-'sion at all times and present it asrequLed for identification pur..po^s. In the^event that a manjloses his card, he should reportsuch loss" to the registrar immediatelyso replacement may be arranged.Distinguished ScholarTo Lecture At VMIOn November seventh, the UniversityCenter of Virginia, located}t the University of Virginia, willlend a lecturer to the Institute. Dr.Walter T. Stace, Professor of PhilosophyEmeritus, Princeton University,will lecture on the topic; ^The Great Mystics, European and jiriental." The lecture will be held jt 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium ofteston Library.^ Walter Terence Stace is a dis-^guished English-born philosophernd was a member of the PrincejnUniversity faculty from 1932{until his retirement in 1955 as a^uart Professor of PhilosophyEmeritus.In 1960, he was awarded a ten-.Hlpusand dollar prize by the Ameri-Council of Learned Societiesti recognition of extraordinarylolarly achievement." His citanread;'Professor Stace is a man of two;ers, successful in both. Whileving as a British civil «ervan^Cej-lon (1910-1932), he wrotetinguished books on Gre«)k phil:ihy, the philosophy of Hegel,Generr.l Mark Clark, president of The Citadel, will arrive atUie Insltute. Friday, Nov. 4, to spend the weekend as the guest ofGeneral and Mrs. George R. E. Shell. General Clark will take a reviewof the VMI Corps Friday afternoon. (Story on Page 2).Henriksen And DelucaReceive ROTC AwardsCadet Lieuteiiants Thomas H. unit and the Military DepartmentHenrikson and Donald P. DeLuca at VMI. They must al^ have shownhave baen selected this year to and demonstrated the highest traitsreceive the Military Science OutstandingROTC Award.of conduct and efficiency and thehighest standards of performanceat the 1961 ROTC summer camp.Presented by the Association ofSelection at the Institute is madethe United St^s Army (AUSA),by the Professor of Military ScienceROTC medals "^e awarded to thej or his representative committee,two cadcts who| have contributedj The intent of the Military' Sciencethe most through leadership toadvance the study of the ROTCand problems "of aesthetics. AsStuart Professor of Philosophy atPrinceton, he continued to writetechnical treatises on nearly everyaspect of philosophy, but was atleast as well known for his morepopular writings. His many friendsand pupils have long admired thecatholicity of his intere^, his zealfor clarity, and his sustained energyin the pursuit of philosophicalenlightenment."Before entering upon his academiccareer, Dr. Stace served formore than two decades as a Britishgovernmental official in Ceylon.His experience 4n government includedservice as Chief Censor forCeylon, land settlement officer, privatesecretary to the Governor ofCeylon, police magistrate, districtjudge and at one time Mayor ofthe city of Colombo.The son of an officer in theBritish Army and a native of London,where he was born in 1886,Professor Stace studied at BathCollege in England and at PettesCollege in Scotland. He earned his(Continued from Page 2)i Department is to permit the recipientsto wear these medals for oneacademic year following the presentationof the awards.Many important factors are takeninto consideration before any selec-'tioiT is made. Cadets chosen mustbe in the top 10% of their ROTCclass and the top 25% of their aca-1demic class. FiU"thermore, theymust have completed MilitaryScience III and summer camp. Therecords of their previous threeyears at VMI are checked thorough-'ly as to their total accumulationof demerits, their general academicgrades, and their ROTC standings.Following the final choice by thePMS, names are submitted to theSecretary of AUSA in Washington,D.C., and medal certificatesare mailed to the recipients of theaward.Cadet Henrikson is currently enrolledin infantry; he attendedsummer camp at Fort Bragg, S.C.He holds rank in the Co«t)s ofCadets as the S-3 of .the SecondBattalion.Cadet DeLuca is enrolled inarmor; he accumulated the secondhighest score in his brigade at FortKnox, Ky., this past summer. He ispresently a platoon lieutenant inBand Company.Citadel's SystemBased On TraditionThe invasion by The Citadel to-1morrow will gi\Te the VMI Corps itschance to have a first-hand inspectionof the cadets of another institutionwhich is based principallyon the militao'- Through a talk witha Citadel cadet, this writer wasable to gain some information onthe policies and general welfarestressed by this military school ofthe deep South. This article is intendedto be an article of orientationand also an article of informationso members of the VMICorps will have some materialreadily at their disposal with whichto perhaps break ^e ice in a con*versation and so interested readerswUl have some idea of how thingsare done in a different school ofthe same basic type.Barracks life at The Citadel isnot a great deal unlike that at VMI.They have, of course, a Plebe systemsimilar to VMI's and they alsoenforce barracks regulations pertainingto all classes with a certainamount of stringency. Thesame barracks pranks are playedin Charleston just the sarnie as theyare here—upper classmen's doorsare often found wired shul in themorning, beds are often dumped,and everyone tries to get away withjust as much as he possibly can. Asany cadet can readily conclude, thisis a direct simile to VMI's ownstyle of dangerous living.The Citadel is just as proud ofS'is system otf disc4>lining newcadets as is VMI. Plebes are expectedto walk in a braced manneraround the barracks and sound-offwhenever addressed by a man ofgreater seniority than their own.The Citadel Plebes do not have tostrain in their mess hall, however,thus marking a great differencebetween their system and VMI's, asany VMI Rat will hastily agree.They "must strain when enteringthe mess hall and remain in thisposture until grace is said. Theycan then sit at rest except whenaddressing or being addressed byan upper-classman.The ranking system used by TheCitadel differs from that used atVMI in only one respect. There isno rank of lance-corporal given inthe third class and all third andfourth classmen hold the rank ofprivate. The first rank cadets mayacquire is that of corporal in theirsecond class year. All the saberbearingofficers and non-commissionedofficers come from the firstclass, however, exactly the same aswe have it here. A third classmanmay hold the position of companyclerk or a similar post of this nature,but he is still classified as aprivate as far as his rank is concerned.The Honor System of The Citadelis pMhaps the most striking variationbetween the two schools. If aman is brought before the HonerComt at The Citadel, his case isrecorded on tape. If he is foundinnocent, the tape is burned andthe Honor Court members swornto secrecy; but if he is foundguilty, the tape is forwarded toGeneral Mark Clark, who makes thefinal judgement. No drummingouts ever take place in CharlestonContinued On Page 7Cadets Tom Henriksen (left) and Don De Luca (right) receivedAssociation of the United States Army medals for their outstandingrecords in military science.VPI CommandantVisits InstituteThis Wednesday General MarionW. Scheiw, Commandant of Cadetsat Virginia Polytechnic Institutevisited the Institute. (GeneralScheive is the new Commandant ofCadets at VPI and this was more orless a courtesy call. The fact that(General Scheive's visit came justbefore the Thanksgiving day gameis not to be taken as a sign of anyso called treaty between the twoschools. These things are in thepast, and as far as the officialsof VMI and VPI are con«erned theyshould stay there.On November 9, Cadet CaptainCarlsen and part of his staff willjourney to Roanoke to concludeplans for the game parade and ceremonieswith the VPI regimentalstaff. Again this will not includeany plans for discussing a treaty,but will merely be for the planningof an orderly game formation.

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