Duplicate issues of the PMC News - newspaper of Pennsylvania Military College. Archives holdings include issues from 1916-1932, 1944, 1945. (Also sometimes referred to as the P.M.C. News.)
Duplicate issues of the PMC News New Series, 1947 - 1950.
Includes articles about academic programs, students, faculty, campus life, athletics, etc. Published by Public Relations Department of Pennsylvania Military College. Issues are divided into folders for our second copy, and a folder of third and fourth copies.
PMC News - newspaper of Pennsylvania Military College - Archives holdings include issues from 1916-1932, 1944, 1945. There are numerous missing issues. (Also sometimes referred to as the P.M.C. News.)
PMC News New Series - 1947 - 1950.
Includes articles about academic programs, students, faculty, campus life, athletics, etc. Published by Public Relations Department of Pennsylvania Military College.
The P.M.C. News, November 1916
Captain Lewis Sidney Morey becomes Professor of Military Science and Tactics. Previous professor was Lieutenant Carl A. Baehr of the 22nd Infantry. Morey commanded Troop K., Tenth Cavalry in battle at Carrizal, Mexico. The Carrazana troops defeated Morey's troop. Morey suffered a serious wound under his left shoulder. On the field of battle, Morey ordered three Negro troops to leave him there and save themselves. Morey finally made his way back to headquarters of General Pershing. Other troops killed in the battle included Captain Charles T. Boyd and Lieutenant Henry R. Adair.
"Large Enrollment Marks Opening of Fifty-Fifth Year"
1916 saw PMC's highest enrollment in its history. 70 "rookies" enrolled in the fall of 1916. Most of last year's cadets returned. Quotation from Colonel Charles E. Hyatt's opening address to the corps.
"Cadets Triumph over St. John's in Great Battle"
Player information given for each game.
PMC won a 6-0 football game over St. John's College of Annapolis on October 21, 1916.
Muhlenberg Game. – PMC lost 34-0 at Muhlenberg on October 14, 1916.
Delaware Game – PMC lost 21-0 to Delaware College on October 7, 1916.
"Captain Hyatt College Treasurer; Additions to Faculty"
Captain Frank K. Hyatt became the new treasurer after Colonel Milo C. Burt resigned from his position as Vice President and Treasurer. Hyatt was also Vice-Principal of Preparatory School, taught Mathematics, and instructed Cavalry. Addition of various other faculty members for the fall term: Captain Lewis Sidney Morey as Army detail; Professor Herbert J. Wild; Edmund Cramp; Frederic DeL. Comfort; Clarence L. Conner. New titles: Professor Ralph B. Harris, Amos E. Taylor, Edwin J. Kepler, John Roden. A.R. Stanley became Director of Publicity and Registration.
"New 'General Regulations' – Edited By Captain Brautigam – In Hands of All Members of Corps"
Captain Edward Brautigam, Tactical Officer of the Military Department of PMC, published a book of General Regulations given to each cadet. This book replaced old Regulations originally published in 1904 and revised in 1910. Camp regulations and daily calls are listed.
"Remodel Q. M."
Remodeling of Quartermaster's Department. Tailor Shop relocated to be near the Quartermaster.
"Undergraduate Honors and Prizes Conferred at Public Exercises"
Official conferring of undergraduate honors and prizes took place on October 24, 1916. Doctor J. Linwood Eisenberg, Superintendent of Public Schools of Chester, gave an address entitled: "The Value of Education." Scholarship recipients: Cadet Sergeant William R. Simpson, Cadet Corporal Theodore H. Cowee. Orders published by Captain Levi P. Wyman, Adjunct of College, to: Cadet Sergeant William R. Simpson and Cadet Corporals Theodore H. Cowee and Lester T. Wilcox. Honor men: A. Carson Simpson, Robert Ruppin, Frederic DeL. Comfort. A hop, the first of the term, was held after the ceremony in the Mess Hall.
"Cadet Aids Appointed"
Cadet Captain John H. Christensen, Cadet Captain C. Rudolph Williamson, Cadet Lieutenant and Adjutant Donald Fitz Gerald, Cadet Lieutenant DeBruceton Lowenburg.
"Devol, P.M.C. Graduate, Retires from Army with Rank of Major General"
Retirement of Brigadier General Carroll A. Devol, Quartermaster Corps, U.S.A. PMC Class of 1878.
"Halloween Festivities – Second Clas Hosts At Entertainment Enjoyed By Corps and Friends"
Robert R. Horlacher and Charles F. Felin, Jr. handled the festivities. Performances were held in the Assembly Room. The Second Class hosted the occasion, as per tradition.
New Cadet Librarian William R. Simpson is re-cataloguing all books in the College Library according to a new card-index system.
"Loyal Alumni Dine Team – Allentown 'Grads' Entertain Football Men After Muhlenberg Game"
Allentown PMC alumni hosted the football team for dinner at Elks' Club in Allentown on October 14, 1916. Hosts: Roberts K. Mosser, J. Roderick Taylor, Frederick D. Horlacher, J. Harper Mack. Captain Frank K. Hyatt and Coach Pauxtis were also in attendance.
"Wireless Equipment His Gift to His Alma Mater"
Alumni Doyle Campbell gave a set of complete wireless telegraph equipment to PMC. The wireless was installed in the Physical Laboratory. Plans to begin a wireless telegraphy department. Plans to obtain a license for an experimental station named "Campbell Wireless Station of the Pennsylvania Military College" under direction of engineering professor Herbert J. Wild.
"Grandstand, Seating 700, Presented by Graduates"
Grandstand presented by alumni Walter R. Kirk, George H. Webb, and Stewart E. Hull.
"Happy Youngsters Fill New Preparatory School"
1916 was the Preparatory School's inaugural year. Located in Ladomus Mansion adjoining the campus. Housing shortages for boys. Captain Frank K. Hyatt is Vice-Principal and lices with the boys.
"Pauxtis, Penn's Famous end, Coaches Gridiron Warriors – The Schedule"
"Si" Pauxtis became football coach, replacing "Big Bill" Hollenback. "Dutch" Sommer, football coach in 1913, now coach for Michigan.
"Cavalry at Rose Tree"
First Cavalry Squad, led by Frederic DeL. Comfort, rode to Rose Tree Hunt Club races in Media on October 18, 1916.
Second Class contest for College Oratorical Prize to take place on November 17, 1916.
The P.M.C. News, December 1916
"Thrilling Victories Climax Successful Season on Gridiron"
PMC defeated Albright 24-7 on Thanksgiving Day.
Triumph 17-0 Over Washington on November 11, 1916.
Gallaudet Beaten 27-13 on November 4, 1916.
Ursinus Wins Hard-Fought Game, 30-6, on November 18, 1916.
"High Rank in Football World – One of 'Big Four' on 1917 Schedule – Outlook Bright for Strong Team"
"Pauxtis to Have Position of Director of Athletics"
Possibility that Athletic Board will create a Director of Athletics position will be created for Coach S.F. "Si" Pauxtis.
"Sigel to Lead Team in 1917"
Louis S. Sigel re-elected captain of football team by unanimous vote.
"New Flags Needed by Corps"
Captain Edward Brautigam trying to acquire new U.S. colors and a PMC standard.
"P.M.C. Boys 'Doing Their Bit' in the Conflict Over Seas"
Letters received by Colonel Charles E. Hyatt from cadets in the World War: A. R. McGaw, Donald G. Cameron.
Request for names of potential students for both Preparatory School and PMC, as several positions for the winter term remain open unfilled.
"Seniors Cover Wide Range of Technical Subjects in Essays"
Technical Essays read by Class of 1917 cadets on December 8, 1916. Essayists: C. Rudolph Williamson, Howard J. Winneberger, M. Francis Wilcoxon, John D. Frisbee, Oscar T. Winneberger, john H. Christensen, Lucius L. Moore, DeBruceton Lowenburg, Albert E. Ardussi, Donald FitzGerald, Charles R. Hoyt, Thomas E. Leet, Walter H. Roll, Jr.
"'Dot,' Senior Play, in Rehearsal"
Comedy "The Doing of Dot," will be performed in the spring. Written and produced by English professor William H. Blake.
Basketball season, under Manager Leet, will start January 13, 1917 and consist of 12 games.
"Morley, 1904, Who Uncovers Dead Cities, Talk son Ancient American Civilization"
Sylvanus Griswold "Vay" Morley lectured on December 7, 1916 on his work in Central American archaeology.
"Orations for College Prize – Cadet Simpson Wins; Huebner Takes Honors in Second Class Contest"
Contest held on November 17, 1916. William R. Simpson won the College Oratorical Prize; Richard V. Huebner took second honors. Judges: Reverend John W. Hauser, Dr. Charles H. Hubbard, A.A. Cochran. Other participants: Robert R. Horlacher, Charles F. Felin, Louis S. Sigel, William C. Seaton, Harry C. Eagle, Stanley Whitaker.
"At Big Shipbuilding Plant – Engineering Students Inspect the Sun Company's Yards on Delaware"
Professor Herbert J. Wild brought engineering classes to the Sun Shipbuilding Company plant on October 30, 1916.
College Glee Club tryouts ended. Announcement of first concert.
Richard v. Huebner elected Manager of 1917 football team. Luicis L. Moore elected Manager of Tennis team.
"Captain Morey Honored at Review by john Wanamaker Institute Regiment"
Captain Lewis S. Morey honored for distinguished service by being asked to review the John Wanamaker Commercial Institute Regiment in the Armory of the Philadelphia Wanamaker Store.
"U.S. Wants Reserve Officers"
PMC graduates eligible for appointments. Statement detailing this need created by Captain Lewis S. Morey.
"Corps Dance Brilliant Social Event; 'Rookies' Enjoy Their First 'Hop'"
First formal dance of the year held on November 24, 1916 in the Drill Hall. Patronesses: Mrs. Charles E. Hyatt, Mrs. Frank K. Hyatt, Mrs. Lewis S. Morey, Mrs. Ralph B. Harris, Mrs. Levi P. Wyman, Mrs. Samuel R. Crothers, Mrs. Herbert J. Wild, Mrs. Edward Brautigam, Mrs. Lawrence W. Burdick, and Mrs. Harold C. Bird. Receiving committee also included Mrs. Henry VonH. Stoever. Dance committee: John H. Christensen, Walter H. Roll, Jr., Robert R. Horlacher, Harry S. Vernon, Walter S. Bastian.
"Critic Praises Football Team"
Walter F. Dunn of _The Philadelphia Public Ledger_ praised season.
The P.M.C. News, January 1917
"College Welcomes and Honors Captain Morey Who Talks on Mexico – Captain Morey Urgers Higher Patriotism and Preparedness"
Captain Lewis Sidney Morey addressed audience on January 9, 1917, discussing "Our Troops in Mexico." He discussed his service in Carrizal, Mexico. Morey gave an address in Wilmington on January 8, 1917 by invitation of Reverand Dr. U.F. Smiley of Western Presbyterian Church.
"P.M.C. on University of Pennsylvania Football Schedule for Next Election Day – Cadets Win Honor of Meeting Red and Blue on Franklin Field. Struggle With Lehigh Among Other Important Games Arranged"
Football game against "Big Four" University of Pennsylvania team represents the most prestigious contest ever for PMC; the matchup was arranged by Captain Frank K. Hyatt. Other games scheduled.
"Here's the Football Menu Ready for 1917"
"Pauxtis Signs as Director – Old Penn Star Will Be Coach For All Three Major Sports"
"Si" Paxis named Director of Athletics for football, baseball, and basketball.
"College Day of Prayer"
Observed on January 25, 1917 by Reverend Frank MacDonald of First Baptist Church of Chester.
"Letters Awarded Football Men"
College Board named fifteen players to receive college letters.
"Basketball Tossers Face Hard Schedule – Ten Important Games"
"Calendar Events Listed"
Semi-Annual Meeting of Board of Trustees, Second Class Essays, First Class Orations, Indoor Athletic Exhibition and Prize Contest.
"In the February News"
A planned biographical sketch of late Colonel Theodore Hyatt postponed until February issue in order to present the obituary of Major Powell Clayton.
"Major Powell Clayton, Distinguished Graduate, Dies at Fort Houston"
Major Powell Clayton of the 16th Cavalry was an 1890 alumnus. Died December 27, 1916.
"'Where Men Are Made'—Suburban Review Article Praises Life and Work at Chester"
Description of three-page article in monthly magazine _Suburban Review_.
"Cadet Herbert T. Brown, 1920"
Brown died at Chester Hospital on January 16, 1917 due to septic meningitis.
"Association of Military Schools and Colleges Has Annual Meeting"
Captain Frank K. Hyatt and Captain Lewis S. Morey attended in Washington, D.C.
"Chemists Visit Camden Plants – Shift Classes For Day to Paint-Making and Sock-Knitting Concerns"
On November 21, 1916, chemistry professor Dr. Levi P. Wyman led classes in visiting the William Waterall & Company paint manufacturing plant as well as the Pilling Madeley hosiery manufacturing plant. W. Kenneth Waterall, PMC alumnus, led one tour; alumnus Richard Madeley, Jr. the other.
"'Smokes' For Boys Overseas – Corps Brightens Holidays of P.M.C. Lads Fighting in World War"
Cadet Lieutenant Walter H. Roll, Jr. collected money to send cigarettes to PMC cadets McGaw and Cameron who were serving in the war.
"Impressive Dramatic Recital"
Recital of Brieux's play "Damaged Goods" by Edward A. Mead on January 21, 1917.
"Athletic Board Asks Alumni for $1200 to Complete Year's Work"
Treasurer's Report for the fall term by Captain Edward Brautigam.
"Winter Term Begins"
Several men joined corps for winter term. Announcement of Alumni Day date.
"Public Ledger Pictures P.M.C. – Philadelphia Paper Prints Stirring Photography of Military Life"
Article appeared in November 26, 1916 edition of _The Philadelphia Public Ledger_.
"Troubadours, Tuning Up for Debut, Like 'The Military Swing'"
Glee Club directed by William H. Blake. First concert to be held February 22, 1917. Professor Blake wrote "The Military Swing" for the club. Cadet members listed by last name.
"Officers' Reserve Corps – Brisk Demand By Alumni For Pamphlets Explaining Appointments"
Demands for copies of the statement written by Captain Lewis S. Morey explaining the recent need for appointments to the reserve corps.
12 of the 17 members of the Class of 1917 returned on Thanksgiving Day.
The P.M.C. News, March 1917
"Diamond Dust Flies as Cadets Warm Up for Hard Schedule"
Baseball team manager Walter H. Roll, Jr. and Coach Pauxtis leading practices. Season schedule is listed.
"Enrollments for September Must be in at an Early Date"
Cadets returning to the college and preparatory school are enrolling for the next school year earlier than in the past. A new dormitory is under construction in order to meet the number of preparatory school students.
"With War Imminent, College Plans Every Possible Service to Community, State and Nation. No Interruption of Scholastic Work"
A message from President Charles E. Hyatt stating that even though work at PMC will continue, the college will assist the nation wherever possible.
"Graduates, Ready for Service, Commissioned High in Reserve Corps"
Many alumni have procured positions in the Reserve Corps including Rukard Hurd, Frank Sutton, Professor Herbert J. Wild, Henry V. deHority, and William C. Godfrey.
"General Scott, Chief of Staff, to Review Corps on Alumni Day"
Major General Hugh L. Scott, Army Chief of Staff, plans to review the corps on Alumni Day, June 20, 1917. He received an honorary Doctor of Military Science from PMC in 1916.
"Star End Football Captain"
Robert R. Horlacher will be next year's football captain, following past captain Louis S. Sigel's withdrawal from PMC.
"Stirring Patriotic Exercises and Glee Club Concert on Washington's Birthday"
Washington's birthday was celebrated with morning patriotic exercises and a "hop" that evening. Supreme Court Reporter William I. Schaffer was the day's orator. Reverend William R. Houston led prayer. Professor William H. Blake led the glee club. The Mandolin Club was led by Professor Amos E. Taylor. Glee Club and concert participants: Sowinski, Christenson, Rudolph Williamson, Lower, Davis, Simpson, Purdy, John Pool, Henry Pool, Albert Ardussi, Charles Ardussi, Walter Lupton, Edward Lupton, Backes, Bastian, Hummel, Winneberger, Lynch, Mosser, Roll, Sweeny, Wilcox, Davis, Fitz Gerald, Moore, Myers, Seaton, Wilcoxon, Munns, Sterling Williamson, Brogden, Harris.
"First Class Riflemen Win; Ardussi, 1919, High Man"
The First Class won over the Second Glass in the Washington Birthday's Gallery Shoot. Charles Ardussi had the highest score. Other winners and team members are mentioned.
"Captain Morey Addresses Chelsea Club Yachtsmen"
Captain Lewis S. Morey addressed Chelsea Yacht Club members at Philadelphia's Hotel Adelphia on March 20, 1917. He spoke of the College and its support of the nation in the current international climate.
"Shryock, '00, Belmont Iron's Chief Engineer, Lectures on Construction Of Great Sun Shipbuilding Plant"
Alumnus J.G. Shryock, Chief Engineer of the Belmont Iron Works, spoke to the First and Second Class about the Sun Shipbuilding Plant on February 28, 1917.
"Spring Term States Tuesday, April 3"
"Cadet Captain C. Rudolph Williamson, 1917"
PMC corps, faculty, and staff attended the funeral of Cadet Captain C. Rudolph Williamson in Media. He died on March 6, 1917 at Chester Hospital due to kidney trouble.
"Stock Exchange, Customs, Bank, Clearing House. Sub Treasury, All Classrooms For Economists"
Economics students took tours of Philadelphia financial institutions on February 27, 1917 under the direction of Professor Ralph B. Harris.
"Trophies for Gymnasts in Annual Competition"
List of winners of the Indoor Athletic Exhibition and Prize Contest held on March 16, 1917: William Edward Backes, Charles Curtiss Persiani, Jr., Richard Victor Huebner, Edward Alfrend Mueller.
A small article praises baseball Coach "Si" Pauxtis.
"Juniors in Tan Bark Ring – Preparatory School Youngsters Exhibit Excellent Form in Ride"
A list of preparatory school student participants in an exhibition of horsemanship on March 19, 1917: Howarth, George, McCaffery, Reed, Wishart, High, Long, Robles, Speakman, Saeger, and Hoffman.
"Cavalrymen in First Tests"
Announces squads for riders resulting from performance on Cavalry tests.
"'All-Around Stars,' Says Press"
An article entitled "P.M.C. Cage Men All-Around Stars" praised PMC basketball players. The illustrated article appeared in _The Philadelphia Press_ on March 4, 1917.
"Hoopes, '901, Leads Beaver Battalion"
Alumnus Eugene S. Hoopes organized and led the Beaver (Pennsylvania) Battalion.
"Fourth Class Tossers Interclass Champions"
The PMC College basketball championship was won by the Class of 1920, who were awarded the Morris Trophy.
"St. John's and George Washington Win Battles"
PMC's basketball team lost to St. John's College of Annapolis, 22-13. PMC also lost to George Washington University, 21-9.
The P.M.C. News, April 1917
"Corps First on Guard at Scene of Munition Disaster at Eddystone – Cadets Control Great Crowds, Permitting Rescue Work in Terrible Catastrophe"
133 munition workers killed on April 10, 1917; cadets and faculty assisted at the site of the disaster. Captain Lewis S. Morey, Captain Herbert J. Wild, Major Thomas F. Meehan, Captain Frank K. Hyatt, and Colonel Charles E. Hyatt led the efforts.
"P.M.C. Men to Colors, Trained and Ready in Nation's Hour of Need"
List of names of those already commissioned and asking to be commissioned in the Officers' Reserve Corps of the United States Army. Graduates: John W. Aitken, Jr., Allio F. Amodio, Jerome Apt, James S. Arnold, John P. Barr, I. Jacob Brodsky, Doyle Campbell, Major Albert G. Chase, Frederick de L. Comfort, Alfred Cramp, Allard A. Dederer, Henry V. de Hority, Tryon P. Edwards, Frank M. English, Neal Farnham, Harry C. Fry, William C. Godfrey, Ellis E. Haring, Jesse Hause, James C. Hobart, Jr., Rukard Hurd, Edward J. Kennedy, F. Cavarre Lloyd, John W. Loveland, Jr., George A. Lowry, Richard Madeley, Jr., Amherst R. Macartney, Donald C. McRae, Robert G. Mead, Gabriel R. Mead, Knapp Milburn, Edwin Miles, I. Sigmund Millner, Joseph A. Minturn, Clarence G. Paige, James W. Passmore, Rudolph R. Pollak, D. H. Lare Powers, Hyman G. Rosenbloom, Howard McP. Roydhouse, Don C. Sharp, A. Leon Sickles, Captain Marcus A. Smith, Clarence T. Starr, Howard L. Stillwell, J. Wilson Stoever, Frank B. Smith, Jr., Frank Sutton, Robert T. Tumbelston, W. Kenneth Waterall, Frank R. Weiner, Herbert J. Wild, Ray D. Wells, Earl C. White, Stanley E. Williams. Ex-cadets: Harry Wills Barkley, Paul B. Berry, George C. Bingham, Barnett Binswanger, Alexander P. Brown, Lehman S. Browning, Robert Coane, Gray H. Creager, Robert F. Crowell, John M. Ellis, Jr., Oscar T. Fleisher, Jr., Frank G. Farrell, Thomas S. Gay, Jr., Charles G. Hequembourg, F. Frazer Hinton, Jr., Carroll R. Jarden, Norman C. Lyne, Herbert Mallison, R.B. McKee, Samuel G. Mendel, John G. Monrose, Beirne M. Prager, Arthur P. Schock, Herbert Smedley, George H. Smith, William H. Stanage, William L. Tillotson, H.G. Von Myers, Samuel W. Williamson, Henry E. Wise.
"College Does Its bit as U.S. Enters War – Free Training for Citizens and High School Boys – More than 600 Men and Youths Under Instruction of Military Staff. Campus Sounds to Tread of Companies Drilling at Night"
The Pennsylvania Military College Citizens' Training Corps began on April 5, 1917.
"Graduates Drill Hundreds – Chester-Trained Men, in Many Cities, Prepare Others For Service"
Alumni creating corps in their hometowns: Major John Winthrop Loveland, Lieutenant Robert A. Young, George Mosser, F. Frayser Hinton, and Lawrence York.
"Simpson, '87, Develops Marksmen on New Range Built at Roselle, N.J."
Alumnus William J. Simpson will instruct those wishing to learn how to use service rifles at the Roselle, N.J. range.
Second Class "Hop" to be held on May 11, 1917.
The tennis team will play its first match on May 26, 1917 against the University of Pennsylvania.
"High Praise for College – 'Not Even West Point Enjoys More Enviable Reputations,' Says Paper"
Details of an article the appeared in the March 31, 1917 edition of the _Philadelphia Evening Ledger_.
"Promotions in Cadet Corps"
Walter H. Roll, Jr. promoted to Cadet Captain and appointed Cadet Aid on the Staff of the Commandant. Lucius L. Moore, Oscar T. Winneberger, C. Royden Hoyt promoted to lieutenants. Albert E. Ardussi promoted to Sergeant Major. William R. Simpson and Richard V. Huebner promoted to First Sergeant. Dabid Giles promoted to Corporal. Cadets Backes, Chuidian, Davis, Harris, Harvey, Irvin, J. Pool, Sowinski, Swift promoted to Lance Corporals.
List of those to whom the Athletic Board awarded letters: Captain Winneberger, Peters, Pool, Harvey, Campuzano, Whitaker, Manager Leet of basketball team. Captain Roll, Albert Ardussi, Charles Ardussi, Backes, Chuidian, Lowenberg, Persiani, and Manager Frisbee from "gym" team.
"Generals in Civil and Spanish Wars Who Once Wore the P.M.C. Gray"
Civil War: Brigadier General David Vickers,
Spanish-American War: Brigadier General James Rush Lincoln, Major General Carroll A. Devol.
Alumnus Brigadier General George H. Burton led an impressive military career, becoming Inspector General.
Other notable graduates mentioned: Brigadier General Albert J. Logan, Brigadier General Lewis T. Bryant, Brigadier General Cecil A. Lyon, Brigadier General Albert F. Pray.
"Peters and Ardussi Captains"
J. Dewey Peters, captain, and Charles F. Felin, manager, of next season's basketball team. Albert E. Ardussi, captain, and William C. Seaton, captain, manager, of the "gym" basketball team.
"Enrollments for September Must be in at an Early Date"
Cadets returning to the college and preparatory school are enrolling for the next school year earlier than in the past.
"Mask and Mitt Men Round into Form for Big Games with Swarthmore and St. John's"
P.M.C. lost to Philadelphia Art & Textile 13-4. PMC beat Goldey College 13-7. Delaware beat PMC 8-4.
"'Handled Situation Like Veterans,' Press Comment on Corps' Efficient Work"
Newspaper accounts from Philadelphia and New York newspapers praising the work of PMC in responding to the Eddystone munition disaster.
The P.M.C. News, May 1917
"'Vive La France! Vive Le Marechal!'"
Picture of cadets on Franklin Field at the Great Demonstration in honor of Marshal Joffre, Vice-Premier Viviani, and Admiral Chocheprat.
"Cadets Salute Hero Joffre as He Rides into Franklin Field – First At 'Present' for Leader Who Hurled Back Kaiser's Troops. 20,000 Cheer"
"Summer Training Camp"
Announcement for a 5 week military course starting July 10, 1917.
"Cadet off for France – Great-Grandson of Author of 'Star-Spangled Banner' to Front"
Charles Bartow is going to the front in France to drive with the American Ambulance.
"P.M.C. Men from 26 States and Cuba Offer Themselves to Their Country"
Names of graduates and ex-cadets.
"Cadet, Citizens' and High School Corps in Great Patriotic Rally"
Patriotic rally held in Chester on April 27, 1917. A parade went to the George Wood Anderson Tabernacle. Lieutenant-Governor of PA Frank B. McClain, Chester Mayor W.S. McDowell, and Senator Sproul were in attendance.
"Five Hundred Enlisted – Citizens, Under P.M.C. Instruction, Make Rapid Progress"
Five hundred men are enlisted as part of the P.M.C. Citizens' Training Corps.
"Cavalry in 'Naval Day' Parade"
Parade held in Ridley Park on May 12, 1917.
"Writes from English Camp – Celebrate As U.S. Enters War, Says P.MC. Man With Canadians"
Donald G. Cameron relates that the English were cheering upon the announcement of the U.S. entering the war.
"Philippine Student Wins – Awarded Pollock Prize in Sophomore Declamation Contest"
Cadet Juan Chuidian y Urbano won the Third Class Oratorial Contest on May 4, 1917. Other competitors: Charles Chapin Terry, Jr., William Arch Irvin, Jr., Lawrence Makepeace Swift, Harry Stanford Vernon, Charles Joseph Ardussi, Herbert Pleet, John Alexander Pool, William Carman Davis. Judges: Howard E. Hannum, Esq., Dr. Harry M. Armitage, Rev. Dr. Edward B. Pollard.
"La Salle, Drexel and Faculty Bite Diamond Dust. Twice Defeated"
P.M.C. won over La Salle and Drexel and won a faculty game. St. Joseph's College defeated P.M.C. twice.
Doyle Campbell, class of 1916, is engaged to Miss Mary J. Cramp, a sister of Mrs. Frank K. Hyatt.
Samuel Goodwin Barton, Ph.D. is taking over First Class Astronomy for Captain Herbert J.Wild.
"Here They Come, the Big Days of the Year, June 20-21, Alumni and Commencement Days"
Army Chief of Staff Major General Hugh L. Scott unable to attend. Baccalaureate Sermon will be given on June 17 by Rev. Dr. John G. Wilson of the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
"Hall Wears Patriotic Dress for Junior Hop"
Hop committee members: Robert R. Horlacher, Charles F. Felin, Jr., Harry C. Eagle, William R. Simpson, Albert E. Ardussi. Patronesses: Mrs. James Campbell, Mrs. Louis Clyde, Mrs. Samuel Dyer Clyde, Mrs. William Frick, Mrs. John Hannum, Jr., Mrs. Charles E. Hyatt, Mrs. Frank K. Hyatt, Mrs. William Randle, Mrs. Harry Roth, Mrs. William I. Schaffer, Mrs. Samuel H. Seeds, Mrs. Agnes M. Starr, Mrs. Frank G. Sweeney, Mrs. Richard Wetherill.
"Wolfe Wins Bergfels' Ride, George, Burt Cup"
Cadet John J. Wolfe won horsemanship awards. Other cadet participants: Jose Manuel Del Caprio, Herbert Pleet. Judges: Brigadier General William G. Price, Major William Kelly, Jr., Albert R. Granger. Junior Cadet Clifford George won the Preparatory School Dorothy Burt Cup.
"U.S. Inspection Most Rigid Test in Years of Corps' Efficiency"
Captain Edward D. Powers performed a Government Inspection of the corps on May 16 and 17.
"'Second Only to West Point'"
Quote from an editorial entitled "Chester's Contribution" in the _Chester Times_.
"Enroll Now for September – College and Preparatory School Filling up More Rapidly Than in Years"
The P.M.C. News, December 1917
"To the Colors! Sons of Chester Answered Their Country's Call – Trained To Command, All Were Ready for Service"
Died in duty: Edmund Garretson Cook, Dr. David Gordon Allen. Major General Carroll A. Devol, retired, on active duty. Brigadier General: Albert J. Logan. Colonels: Julius T. Conrad, Herbert G. Catrow, Ezra H. Ripple, Jr., Merritt H. Smith, Frank G. Sweeney. Lieutenant Colonels: Maury Nichols, Dr. Henry D. Thomason, Henry C. Davis, George H. Webb, George H. Ralston. Majors: Charles B. Amory, Irving J. Carr, Claude S. Fries, J.A. Hodges, William J. Pardee, H.C. Pratt, Charles F.B. Price, Blaine Aiken, Charles b. Grant, Ralph S. Hamilton, Jr., John W. Loveland, Sr., Frederic N. Whitley, Albert G. Chase, Raymond W. Hardenberg, Rukard Hurd, Dupont B. Lyon, Churchill B. Mehard, Curran B. Mendel, Paul M. Milliken, Dr. Henry L.K. Shaw, Clarence T. Starr, Frank Sutton. Captains: Charles E. Coates, Horace P. Hobbs, Eustis Hubbard, John T. Kennard, Marion P. Vestal, Benjamin S. Berry, Marcus A. Smith, Gerald T. Hanley, F. Frazer Hinton, Jr., J. Roderick Taylor, James H. Davidson, Allard A. Dederer, James Duffy, Duval Dunne, Harry C. Fry, Clarence E. Myers, Warwick C. , C. Phillips Purdy, Carroll Robertson, Walter H. Schoellkopf, Herbert H. Smedley, Alexander M. Stewart, Raymond C. Ward, Ray D. Wells, Herbert J. Wild, C.M. Wilhelm. First Lieutenants: A.R. McGaw, Charles Bartow, Allio F. Amodio, John H. Jouett, Alfred C. Cramp, Frank B. Hatton, Robert McIlroy, Jr. Norris Robinson, Robert A. Young, Clyde Caldwell, Henry V. De Hority, Jesse Fletcher, Jr., Howell P. French, William C. Godfrey, Henry W. Leh, Donald C. McRae, Robert G. Mead, Knapp Milburn, Dr. Hugh N. Shannan, Herbert K. Webb, John L. Wetherill. Second Lieutenants: Elliot Durand, Jr., John T. Henderson, John W. Loveland, Jr., Gabriel R. Mead, Samuel W. Williamson, Frederic deL. Comfort, James W. Passmore, Lucius L. Moore, Alexander P. Brown, Paul B. Berry, James T.M. Breneman, Ellis E. Haring, William D. Howarth, James M. Huebner, James W. Lillie, Jr., F. Cavarre Lloyd, DeBruceton Lowenberg, J. Harper Mack, Caleb C. Pierce, D.H. Lane Powers, John F. Rawcliffe, Hyman G. Rosenbloom, Arthur P. Schock, J. Wilson Stoever, W. Kenneth Waterall, Stanley E. Williams. Third Officers' Training Camp: Bernard J. Cahn, Doyle Campbell, Logan Campbell, Leon A. Campuzano, Edmund Cramp, Donald D. Fitz Gerald, Jesse hause, Walter H. Hayden, Isaac H. Johnson, Oliver G. Julian, Edward J. Kennedy, Irad B. Lower, Winslow Lyon, William H. Schulte, Gerald Swallow, John A. Taltavall. United States Navy: J.C. Morris Small, Joseph Dewar, Frank G. Farrell, Carroll R. Jarden. Others in Service: Donald G. Cameron, James C. Hobart, Keith B. Hubbard, Evan M. Johnson, Jr., Benjamin G. Ketcham, Nathan C. Moore, Clarence G. Paige, Albert E. Ardussi, Robert Adams, John C. McFayden, St. Clair Smith, Jackson Townsend, Roland B. Rathbone, Ned Logan Brown.
"The Corps Does Its 'Bit' – Cadets Give Thanksgiving Money for Y.M.C.A. War Work 'Over There'"
Rather than giving to the Chester needy as tradition dictated, the corps raised $378 for comforts for enlisted men.
"Bartow Back from the Front – Descendant of Key Served at Verdun, Champagne and Salonica"
Charles Bartow returned on December 1. He will be accepting a commission in the British Royal Flying Corps.
"All Wear R.O.T.C. Insignia"
Every cadet now a prospective United States Army Reserve officer.
"Big Gray Team Caps Season with Victory on Thanksgiving Day – Crushed Albright Eleven, 29-0, With Brilliant Attack"
"Football Letters Awarded"
Captain Horlacher, Campuzano, Pool, Sweeney, Voskamp, Cramp, Leet, Giles, Felin, Fried, Ircin, Swift, Davis received letters. Scrub letters to: Armon, Brogden, Campbell, Ennis, Kendall, Kennedy, Lewis, Lupton, Phillips, Richards, Schilling, Sickles, Smith.
"Charles Curtiss Persiani, Jr."
Charles Curtiss Persiani, Jr. died on November 17 after an operation following injuries incurred during an informal football game. He was buried in Plantsville, Connecticut.
"Wins Canadian Challenge Cup"
Alumnus Major Charles B. Amory, Jr. won Canadian Challenge Cup at National Horse Show in New York.
Picture of colonel Alfred Reynolds, former commander of the 22nd Infantry, detailed by the War Department to PMC as Professor Military Science and Tactics
"A Front Line – Cameron, '19, Canadian Army Service Corps, Writes From France"
Donald G. Cameron writes from the French front.
"Winter Term Starts January 8"
"Oratorical Prize Won by Corporal Chuidian"
Cadet Corporal Juan Chuidian won the College Oratorical Prize. William Arch Irvin, Jr., and John A. Pool also received prizes. Other participants: Theodore H. Cowee, W. Carman Davis, D. Walter Lupton, Herbert Pleet, Lawrence M. Swift, Harry Stanford Vernon, Ardussi, Giles, Harvery, Purdy, Sickles, Sowinski, Wilcox. Judges: Rev. John W. Hauser, J. Borton Weeks, Esq., Garnett Pendleton.
"Practical work for the C.E.'s – Survey Railroad; Study Construction of New Pennsylvania Line"
Senior and Junior Department of Engineering students surveyed Baltimore & Ohio Railroad tracks and new Pennsylvania Railroad track.
"Read Technical Essays"
Senior class read economic and engineering essays on December 7. Presenters: Robert R. Horlacher, Harry C. Eagle, Alfred L. Hummel, Charles f. Felin, Jr., William C. Seaton, William R. Simpson.
"All Together, Now!"
Lyrics to song "Smile and Show Your Dimple."
"Famous Players Pack Torn Togs; Two Get Signal to Play the Bigger Game Overseas"
Cramp, Campuzano, Horlacher, Leet, and Felin have left the team. Cramp and Campuzano will enter the war.
Picture of Dr. David Gordon Allen, U.S.N., died September 5 in duty. Second PMC death in the World War. First death was Edmund Garretson Cook on August 1.
"Soldiers Won From All Teams in Their Class"
The P.M.C. News, January 1918
"Bartow and a French '75' in Serbia"
Charles Bartow is pictured with an anti-aircraft gun.
"Bartow's Section Wins the 'Croix de Guerre'"
Section 14 of the American Ambulance won the Croix de Guerre thanks to its efforts at Verdun and Champagne. Charles Bartow fought with Section 14.
"Young Graduate Earns Commission in France – Rapid Rise from Ranks; In First U.S. Troops Reviewed In England by King"
Keith B. Hubbard, '15, was among the first body of American troops ever reviewed by the English king and queen. Hubbard has been commissioned as a lieutenant.
Picture of Hubbard.
"College Maintains Record Enrollment; Waiting List Grows"
12 new cadets entered January 8.
"Giles to Lead Gridiron Men"
David Giles will lead the football team next fall.
"With the Colors; The Honor Roll Lengthens"
Names of cadets who have joined the service.
"P.M.C. Eleven Meets Haverford Next Fall"
Football schedule for next fall.
"Huebner's sidelights on War from Hancock"
Letter from Second Lieutenant James M. Huebner at Camp Hancock in Augusta, Georgia.
"'Win the War' Spirit"
Letter from Ned Logan Brown.
"Harvey, Basketball Captain"
Edmund H. Harvey
John Rosen, who attended the PMC Chester Citizens' Corps, appointed Corporal of Company 11 at Camp Meade, Maryland.
Former Physiology instructor Dr. William Knowles Evans stationed at Camp Greenleaf in Fort Oglethorphe, Georgia. Jerome W. Howe, former instructor of Engineering, is Captain of Cavalry.
"No 'Soft Berth' for Him; Duty Calls and Hobart Leaves France for Italian Front"
Letter from James. C. Hobat, '15.
"Honorary Alumni in the War"
Major General Hugh L. Scott and Major General Leonard Wood. Both had received honorary Doctors of Military Science.
"Bugler, Sound Assembly – Here and there With the Sons of Old Chester"
News of alumni in war efforts: Frank Sutton, Walter H. Schoelkopf, Knapp Milburn, J. Roderick Taylor, Frederic deL. Comfort, Rukard Hurd, Harry T. Wilson, Ferdinand R. Patzowsky, John F. Rawcliffe, Howell P. French, Chester A. Dodge, Frank Martin, Charles E. Coates, Seth B. Dewey, Joseph K. Dewar, George B. Christian, Jr., James W. Lillie, Jr., Frank J. Matty
"Team Ranked High by New York Sun Expert"
Football expert ranked PMC football 34th.
"'The News' Goes Travelling – Follows Uncle Sam's Troops Over Here and Over There"
"Colonel Prebel Recalls Old Days"
Colonel Edward Preble recalls Civil War days.
"Citizens honor Captain Cramp"
Citizens' Corps of Chester honored Edmund Cramp before he left for officers' training camp at Camp Dix in Wrightstown, NJ.
"Changes in the Faculty"
Frank E. Strom is Assistant Professor of Mathematics after Edmund Cramp left for the war. Harold V. Carson, '16, is instructor of Cavalry
Edward W. Backes, captain, and William C. Seaton, manager, of gymnasium team.
Dr. Lawrence W. Burdick is giving a class in conversational French.
"Washington Wins Fast Fray – Cadets Yield to Brooklyn Polytechnic, St. Josteph's, and Osteopaths"
"Taft Pays Tribute to General Devol of '78"
Major General Carroll A. Devol praised by President Taft in a _Philadelphia Ledger_ editorial on December 19.
"From One P.M.C. Birdman – 'Sun Never Shines on Army Asleep' Wells' Word From Texas"
Rad D. Wells, '11, is at Ground Officers' Training School at Camp Kelly in San Antonio, TX. He is training to be an aviator.
"Moore, '17, Now in France"
Second Lieutenant Lucius L. Moore, '17, Marine Corps, arrived in France.
"Engineers Study Ice-Crushed Dam"
Professor Harold C. Bird and First and Second Civil Engineering classes inspected an ice jam in the Schuylkill River.