To prepare, for nine months Romanick used 75 gallons of white paint to cover 16 rooms and the exterior of his home. Romanick was, however, taken by surprise when the inspection party of 140 persons wore white gloves for a top-to-bottom and fore-and-aft inspection. As executive officer he’d always maintained high standards of cleanliness.
During the Ingersoll reunion’s gala banquet, Romanick was presented all the white gloves as a testimonial of passing the inspection with flying colors. The gloves are now on display in Romanick’s trophy room.