RACES: Honorable, Discharged

The U. S. Military Academy at West Point last week let out 64 cadets deficient in studies. At the station, Major General William Ruthven Smith, superintendent of the Academy, bade them goodbye, wished them success. All were still in uniform as they passed through Manhattan on their way home, but newsgatherers had no trouble in singling out the one they were looking for; a tall, broad-shouldered boy of 20 whose face was darker than the dark brown-paper bundle under his arm. He was Alonzo Souleigh Parham, the fourteenth Negro to enter West Point, the eleventh to leave before graduation.


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