Eisenhower Lauds West Point
West Point Lauded By Eisenhower TVEST POINT, N.Y. (AP)-'it's trite tut true," says West Point grad Dwight D. Eisenhower, "that the older you get the more value West Point has for you." "Fashions come and go," . former president added. "Everything "Everything changes in the world but human nature." "The values for which Wesl Point is noted are imperishable," he continued and added: "Values change but never the value of integrity." integrity." Eisenhower talked-of his alma mater Monday night as he received received the Sylvanus Thayer med al, top honor of the Association of Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy. The gold medal was for "outstanding "outstanding service to the nation." Eisenhower was the fourth recipi- eent of the hpnor and the firs) West Point graduate to receive it The award is named for Brig. Gen. Sylvanus Thayer, who was graduated from West Point in 1808 and was its superintenden from 1817 to 1833. Thayer is known as the father of the academy academy because he established standards standards of academic and military training that continues today. Eisenhower, who received the medal at the annual Founder's Day dinner at the academy, sale he accepted it with "gratitude and humility." He said the ideals insetilled by Thayer are more than academic and intellectual. "It's something in the heart,' he said. "As long as it stays Americr. will be safe." The five-star general, gradual ed from West Point in 1915, was cited as "a dedicated American who has devoted his life to tb service of the nation."