The Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, NY, 6 Oct 1915, pg. 13
I WHISTLER AT WEST POINT. I J He Loved Trut'i and Took. Punishment | ' Rather Than LiÂ«. I At West Point was old Joe. the n*| flo cadet hair cutler. He was I known to smile or to deviate from . "regulations." Once a month cadets j were oblijred to have their hair cut j him. This was a great worry to Whistler, who (linked to part Â·nish liK pretty locks, so he would try by tajolery and flattery to have Joe let up a on the length of his hnir. But iu he was never successful. Joe would stop his shears iu the midst of a remonstrance and say, "Mr. VThistler. you want me to cut your hair according to regulations or uot.-' Of course this put an end to the argument, Whi=tler would come back to our rooms, look in the plass and swear about Joe. He loved frankness, truth and honor. Cards were forbidden in cadet barracks, barracks, but we had a pack, and one night long after "taps" (10 o'clock) had been playing, and the cards lay carelessly aside, when we were surprised surprised by the .entrance of the Inspecting Inspecting officer, who spied the cards. We knew thnt the offense was a serious one against disc-inline and considered whether we coiiuVVroperly ask that report should read "Cards In possession," possession," a lesser offense, instead of "Playing cards," as we were not playing whea the inspector saw us. Whistler said, "No, we had been playing," so we faced the music and as punishment lost our cadet furloughs for summer.--H. M. Lazelle In Century.