ARMED FORCES: Upstaging the Goat

Traditionally, the loudest cheer of West Point's graduation ceremonies goes to the "goat," the cadet who finishes at the bottom of his class. As No. 835 in a class of 835, Goat Jesse Owens won a creditable round of applause at Michie Stadium last week. But the biggest hand—an extravagant two-minute ovation—went to No. 757 in the class: William Andersen, chairman of the cadet-run Honor Committee that enforces the Military Academy's honor code. Said Brigadier General Walter F. Ulmer Jr., commandant of cadets: "There was a message there for somebody."

Andersen was...

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