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(1956–1957)

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1957

4 Jan. 1957
The Hard Task
One cadet resents the overbearing treatment of a freshman by an upperclassman, yet he sees it as just training in military discipline.
 
1957
Start Running
A snobbish cadet resents a new roommate, a southerner who competes with him in track meets, but he becomes truly infuriated when the roommate starts dating his sister.
 
25 Jan. 1957
Wrong Fight
Being a great basketball player goes to one cadet's head so much he thinks he's a one man squad, and he can break rules. Before he jeopardizes his chance at playing in the important match against the navy team, his team mates intervene.
 
1 Feb. 1957
Operation Survival
Cadets returning from a debate are assigned to rescue young girls from a school threatened by a major flood. The lead cadet's family and the headmistress of the school have historical difficulties that need to be resolved.
 
8 Feb. 1957
Jet Flight
A program to expose West Pointers to flying takes a reluctant cadet on a jet flight with an older pilot. Later, he decides he wasn't cut out for flying, but must take one more mission. He does, but this time, the pilot blacks out in flight.
 
15 Feb. 1957
Combat Proof
After arguing that the bayonet was an obsolete weapon, a cadet finds that during the Korean War the bayonet is a versatile tool, much more than a weapon.
 
22 Feb. 1957
The Command
When a cadet's officer-father takes interest in another boy's career, he resents it and tries to best him in schoolwork and athletics.
 
1 Mar. 1957
White Fury
On a winter holiday at a ski lodge, two cadets go for a day of cross-country skiing. The father of one of the boys crashes his small plane within a few miles of them and they reach him some time later. He's wounded next to the wreck, and a snow storm is whipping up. Their only hope of rescue lies with the radio skills of the boy's fellow cadet.
 
8 Mar. 1957
Ambush
A story of two tough city boys, one joins the cadets at West Point, the other a gang of juvenile delinquents. The cadet offers to help the other lad into the point to escape the streets.
 
15 Mar. 1957
The Only Witness
During a rainstorm, a cadet's brother is involved in a car accident. The only witness is another cadet, who must testify as to what he saw. A play in a football game provides parallels into what happens as opposed to what one thinks happen.
 
22 Mar. 1957
Dangerous Area
An easy going cadet who can be seemingly talked into or out of anything is placed in charge of a platoon during commando maneuvers, where he learns to become more decisive.
 
29 Mar. 1957
The Manhunt
One of two cadets on a camping trip is bitten by a rattlesnake. After going for help, the other cadet returns and finds his friend has wandered off. During the manhunt, the wounded cadet discovers he can apply skills from the classroom.
 
5 Apr. 1957
McKinley's Challenge
McKinley is a go by the book cadet who never does anything outside the rules. He meets a diplomat's daughter and does things outside the rules to meet her.
 
12 Apr. 1957
Cold Peril
To see his girl across the Hudson river, a cadet crosses on foot when it freezes over. To get him back in time, two fellow class-men follow, but the ice is broken up by a cutter, and they desperately try returning in a rickety row boat.
 
19 Apr. 1957
Contact
Applicants for West Point must demonstrate physical abilities as well as mental qualities for admission. One candidate must overcome an injury, indecisiveness, and the fear of failure.
 
3 May 1957
Flareup
Star West Point hockey player struggles with his temper, not the desirable trait of a future disciplined officer.
 
10 May 1957
M-24
For unauthorized use of a training tank, a cadet leaves the Point, but what he learned proves invaluable when he's under fire during combat in Korea.
 
31 May 1957
Courageous Decision
Cadet has to deal with his father's indictment for bribery.
 
24 May 1957
The Drowning of the Gun
One of West Point's odd customs is that one company in the graduating class tries to dump the "Reveille Gun",(a small cannon that fires each morning) into the lake without getting caught. In this story, one group of cadets that does everything right is pitted against one that seemingly does everything wrong to try their hands at the stunt.
 
7 Jun. 1957
The Fight Back
Cadets learn valuable lessons of leadership, competition, and cooperation in the struggle for the Intramural Athletic Award. One cadet in particular has to confront his attempts that seem always to go wrong.
 
14 Jun. 1957
The Dragoon Patrol
Artifacts from an 1871 cavalry event remind current cadets of their past. A cadet learns about leadership from veterans in the field.
 
21 Jun. 1957
The Deep End
Cadet wrestles with non-academic pursuits as he worries about maintaining high grade marks.
 
28 Jun. 1957
Pressure
Just as a cadet receives a major promotion, he learns of health problems of his father. He debates leaving the Academy to take over the family business for his father, but tries to orchestrate a transition for the business and the family.
 
1957
Benefit of Doubt
Various items disappear, appearing to be stolen by one of the cadets. After a trap is set, the culprit is apprehended.
 

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