In 1913, the faculty expelled 27 members of the Corps for hazing. In response, the Corps showed their reverence for the chain of command by deciding to stop going to class. 466 were dismissed for insubordination. The legislature, parents, and governor got involved. After a Board meeting in August, Milner resigned effective Oct. 1, 1913. Adams writes:
Milner's enthusiasm for growth did not take into account the need for additional staff support, recruitment of new faculty, extracurricular events, and what the cadets termed "amusements," such as a gymnasiumVision 1920 cautions our leaders to learn from Milner. Never scrimp on the amusements!