"New cadets view of stoop duty..."
(1947 SABER Yearbook)

 
September
Lyndon, KY
The varsity football team arrives on campus the first of the month.  The team endures 2 to 3 practice sessions per day in order to get ready for the first game of the season.
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The new cadet officers arrive at the beginning of the week in which school is scheduled to begin (mid-Sept).
These newly appointed officers attend "Cadet Officer Training School" taught by the Military Department.

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Old cadets arrive back on campus...

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The 'Rats" (first year cadets) arrive mid-week to endure two days of getting fitted for uniforms and shoes; receive military haircuts; learning to close order drill (now which hand was your left?); receive lectures on KMI policy and Military Spirit; finding your way around campus.

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Old cadets arrive and the new cadet officers are commissioned by the PMS&T during evening Chapel or early the next day before the first day of classes.

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(1947 Saber)
"Mess Line"
Saturday brings the first "Louisville leave" and the ride to town on the Louisville city bus.  New cadets experience all that  the BIG city has to offer: the Savoy and the Blue Boar!

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The first Friday afternoon varsity football games begin.
The C.O.'s have their first 11pm Friday leave.
The following Friday, the senior's receive their first Friday evening leave.


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"Is this anyway to stack a drawer?"
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School work, the fundamentals of rifle manual and marching, haircuts, demerits (sticks) & report sheets, Beat Calls, Chapel & Vespers, supervised study hall, orderly out, inspections in ranks & in your barrack room, Intramural competition.

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"Let's see who can make the biggest explosion!"

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New cadets soon learn of the "Dug out".


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(The Begining)

 
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